Once you master the small talk, here are some tips that will help you impress your interviewer. Work on your handshake: Don‘t offer up a flimsy or sweaty hand. Instead, when you meet with prospective employers or interviews, offer a firm handshake, with one or two pumps from the elbow to the hand. It‘s a good way to illustrate your... View Article
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What if a university dropout had a simple solution to get the job you really want but don’t know how to get? In order to be the first person people think of when they need work done in your area of expertise or interest, you have to stand out. “Imagine work coming to you and opportunities arriving directly in your... View Article
Google Plus has got more and more useful for me personally; great user interface, it’s dead simple to share stuff and to keep conversations going there. And it’s useful for sourcing candidates, especially tech talent. Is it a serious contender to Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn? Don’t know yet, but it’s definitely worth testing out. Guy Kawasaki sent me his new... View Article
Know any jobseekers out there? Are they struggling on social media? Then look no further than Joshua Waldman's new book "Job Searching with Social Media for Dummies". I had a chat with Joshua the other day to get some pearls of wisdom for jobseekers out there. In this interview we discuss how important Personal Branding and LinkedIn are, the power of blogging for applicants and how to craft an effective career strategy. Joshua's top three tips to jobseekers are: 1. Make sure you look good online (you wouldn't go to an interview naked). 2. Bring your online relationships offline and speak to people in person and on the phone. 3. Have a strategy, it's easy to get lost on social media and missing the bigger picture. You can connect with Joshua at Career Enlightenment. Enjoy the interview and we would love to get your feedback on it!
For more on Personal Branding, check out Personal Branding from the Inside Out, a series of workshops in the UK.