Networking Tips for the Shy Job Seeker

I was asked recently to comment on Networking Tips for the Shy Job Seeker so I decided to share my thoughts with you. I have had the opportunity to speak to several local job seeking type organizations in Fresno, CA. What I hear the most when talking with them is seekers hesitate to get out of their comfort zone. I challenge them with the question, Do you want comfort or a job? My first tip for the shy job seeker is to create a description of their "Ideal" employer so that when they get out of their comfort zone and…
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Is there a difference between a Business Networking Event or a “Social” Event?

I recently had a conversation with a business women who is struggling with the issue of establishing a home-based business while raising her children and the need to be seen as a business woman in her community. When I asked her specifically about the events she attended on a regular basis she shared one is a weekly women's business networking event and the other is a monthly dinner for a Christian group, but the dinner is not a networking event it is more of a social type event. I gasped and thought to myself, there is no such thing as…
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What if you applied Business Networking skills to Dating?

Once I began studying the science of networking I discovered the quickest and easiest way to get to decide if the business person I was meeting for the first time is someone I wanted to get to know better. With a few prepared questions the process is quite easy. I have a friend that had been involved in a long distance relationship for about 6 months. Over lunch, she shared that they were no longer seeing each other. When I inquired as to why, she shared the several, in my opinion, legitimate reasons. As she was sharing, I was thinking,…
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