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Thursday June 9, 2011

The South Florida Diversity Job Expo

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This Job Expo, Will Present These Contests & Features:

- A Speed Interviewing Segment
- Our Best Professionally Dressed Award, Which Will Be Awarded To (4) Jobseekers Who Are Selected/ Identified As The Best - rofessionally Dressed Candidates - Attending The Job Fair
- Our First Arrival Award, Which Will Be Awarded To The (4) Jobseekers Who Are First To Arrive At The Job Fair
- And Our Recruitment Panel Discussion, On Best Practices In Recruiting, Hiring and Employee Retention: What Jobseekers and Employees Should Know (From 9:00a.m. to 10:30a.m.) At The Signature Grand   
 
Make Your Career Connection With Florida's Top Employers/ Companies
COME AND MEET FACE TO FACE WITH MANY OF FLORIDA'S TOP EMPLOYERS!

Friday-  June 24, 2011  
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

The Signature Grand
6900 State Road 84
Davie, Florida 33317 

FREE ADMISSION

FREE PARKING

FREE RECRUITING SEMINARS

Excellent Career Opportunities with Top Employers! Simply attend this  event anytime throughout the day and bring plenty of RESUMES. This event is no cost. Entry level to Senior level positions available. Join us on Friday-  June 24, 2011 at The Signature Grand, located at 6900 State Road 84 Davie, Florida 33317.

Job Opportunities Compensation: $12.00 Per Hour To Over $100,000.00 Annually

WIN $500.00 In CONTEST RAFFLE DRAWING, AT THE SOUTH FLORIDA DIVERSITY JOB EXPO

ON FRIDAY-  JUNE 24, 2011 AT THE SIGNATURE GRAND,

6900 STATE ROAD 84 DAVIE, FLORIDA 33317

Here Are A Few of The Companies/ Employers That Will Be Attending:

AFLAC 
AXA Advisors
CBS 4 & My 33 Television Stations
Concorde Career Institute 
Delaware North Companies
DiversityJobsUSA & Diversity Job Expos (USA)
The Miami Dolphins/ Sun Life Stadium
DeVry University
Mass Mutual Financial Group
FastTrain
New York Life
The Miami Herald
United States Army
Sullivan & Cogliano Centers 
Walden University 
Waste Management
WorkForce One

And Many, Many More!!!

 For More Information On This Recruiting Event: 

LOG ON TO:  
http://www.diversityjobsusa.com/show_expo.php?id=493

OR CALL: (954) 537-3045


Tuesday February 1, 2011

Networking Excuses, Excuses

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Networking to find a job is like yard work or exercise: If you really want to avoid it, any excuse will do.

Some of the most frequent excuses I hear from job seekers about why they're not networking diligently are "I'm too shy," "I'm too busy," and "I really don't need any help."

But if you're stuck in a prolonged job search, maybe it's time to confront those excuses head on.

If so, here are three common networking excuses -- and solutions that can help you today ...

Excuse #1: "I'm too shy to network."

Solution: Take heart -- so are most other people!

Networking excuses.jpg"It's a myth that you have to be an extrovert to network. It's not about personality at all. Networking is simply a skill," says Donna Fisher, author of "Power Networking: 59 Secrets for Personal & Professional Success."

One answer is to focus your attention on others and how you can help them, because doing so automatically makes you less self-conscious. "Once you realize that others feel awkward, too, you're going to feel more natural, network better and gather valuable information," says Fisher, who confesses to being somewhat shy herself.

Yet, even an introvert can start a good conversation. All you have to do is let the other person talk about themselves. Fisher suggests these openings the next time you find yourself at a networking function:

  • "How did you get involved with the ____ Club?"

  • "Can you tell me a little bit about this organization?"

  • "What made you decide to go into your line of work?"

Excuse #2: "I'm too busy to network."

Solution: Rethink what "busy" really means.

I submit that you can find time to do anything, if you find the right motivation first.

If I put a gun to your head and said, "Network tonight, or else," you would skip dinner, head to the local Rotary Club and be networking like a senator.

You can find the motivation -- and time -- to network when you realize that your life is at stake here. Literally. Because time is life. And if you have no job, or dislike your current work from 9-5 every day, those unhappy hours of your life are gone forever.

I think most folks lose their motivation to network because they feel pressured to find the perfect job lead today or meet 50 people tonight. But you don't need to move mountains every day to network effectively.

According to the book, "1,001 Ways to Market Your Services," by Rick Crandall, a Stanford study found that "small increases in the size of your network can double your odds of success. If your existing networking is not producing much in the way of referrals, try to add 10% in high-quality contacts. They can double your results."

So, if you know 250 people by name, a 10% increase in your network would mean 25 new contacts. Regardless of your number, the key is to take small steps. Meeting just one new person a day will put 30 new names in your network this month, and will likely double your number of active job leads. Are you too busy for that?

Excuse #3: "I really don't need to network."

Solution: Why struggle when others succeed so easily?

According to Donna Fisher, the "Lone Ranger Mentality" can hamper your networking and your job search. Call it an occupational hazard of growing up in America. "It can be automatic to think, 'I'll figure this out on my own,' instead of 'Who do I know who's already done this and can help me get it done faster?'" says Fisher.

You may think you can go it alone, but why? You can gain access to years of knowledge and shave weeks off your job search simply by asking the people you know for help.

But keep this in mind: Everyone keeps score. If you borrow a cup of sugar from your neighbor, they will remember. If you call your brother at 3 am to ask for jumper cables, he will remember.

And if you ask networking contacts for job leads, they will remember. So be sure to pay them back by giving freely of your time, knowledge and talents in return.

Why not put some "karmic cash" in your networking account and start giving to the people in your network today?

- Kevin Donlin

Kevin Donlin is author of "Guerrilla Resumes." To learn how people are getting hired for new jobs in 30 days or less, please visit: Guerrilla Job Search International.

Wednesday July 14, 2010

Two Networking Conversation Starters

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Looking for a job?

Raise your hand if you love networking.

I thought so.

And why don't you get a thrill out of talking to friends and family about your job search?

For many folks, it's a problem of how to start. There's really no way to ask, "Know anyone who's hiring?" without feeling awkward.

To fix that, here are two ways to open your next networking conversation that are proven to produce job leads -- and won't make you feel self-conscious ... I need a job.jpg

  1. Use Me as an Excuse to Call

    Over the past year, I've quietly been perfecting a short networking script at my Guerrilla Job Search seminars.

    In every case, at least one person in the room gets a job lead -- in less than 5 minutes.

    Here's the four-part script that people are using to start networking conversations by phone, with explanatory notes in parentheses:

    1. "Hi, this is YOUR NAME! I'm at a training session and they told me to call the most-connected person I know. That's you!"

      (This gets you over the hump right away, by giving you an excuse to call. Here, that excuse is me -- just say that somebody else told you to call.)

    2. "I'm looking for a position as a JOB TITLE at a company like COMPANY #1, COMPANY #2, or COMPANY #3."

      (You have to think first, about what JOB you want and 3 COMPANIES you most want to work for.)

    3. "Who would you call if you were in my shoes?"

      (You're asking someone to take ownership of your problem, by putting their ego aside and thinking as if they were you. Simple psychology that's very powerful.)

    4. "Could I have their name and number?"

      (Write it down. Hang up. Call that new person and drop the name of the person you called first.)

  2. For best results, use this script to call the most-connected person you know -- the one person who seems to know almost everybody.

    Here are three examples of how this has worked in my seminars:

    1. Ellen in Minneapolis, MN, got a networking lead at the chamber of commerce after calling a friend.

    2. Greg in Fargo, ND, got a lead on a pharmaceutical sales job by calling a friend.

    3. Pete in Chanhassen, MN, got the name of an HR rep by calling a colleague he had fallen out of touch with.

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Wednesday July 7, 2010

Three Networking Tips from the Pros

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  1. Network with the Recently Departed

    David Perry, author of "Guerrilla Marketing For Job Hunters 2.0," shares a unique way to find and connect with employers using Google.

    It's this: Find and call people who used to work where you want to work now. Networking.jpg

    "The fastest way to learn the real workings of an organization is to Google past employees and call them up. This is exactly what I do. Before I take a recruiting assignment from a company to place an executive there, I want to know if I'm walking into a hornet's nest," says Perry.

    Here's how to do it ...

    Google the name of your target employer and the word "resume." The search results will include resumes of people who used work there. (You may want to add the word "experience" to "resume" in your search; experiment using Google's Advanced Search options.)

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Tuesday June 8, 2010

Can LinkedIn Help You Land a New Job?

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Linkedin.jpgSocial networking is all the rage, but can LinkedIn really help you get hired? Yes - with an emphasis on the word "help." I work closely with my career counseling clients, advising them on how to use this social media more effectively in their job search.

LinkedIn is widely used by internal staffing departments in most high tech companies and in many Fortune 1000 companies. You may hear more about Twitter or Facebook, but if you seek a promotion or new job, LinkedIn is the right network to use. Why? Two reasons. First, there are more than 70 million users on LinkedIn. It's becoming more social, easier to use, and a recruiting resource employers are using.

Second, 63% of all jobs are found through networking, according to the Department of Labor. Expanding your network of contacts is essential. And LinkedIn is an ideal tool for job hunters to add to their job search arsenals.

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