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I created the term “webinared” because that is the focus of what I am about to tell you. You need to attend webinars and this is why: you will get the name of that inside person you have been searching for. Find organizations, groups and subjects pertinent to your field and then see if they have webinars and seminars that you can attend. These are almost always for free.
Sometimes they are vendors selling a product, sometimes they are informational and sometimes they are places where members can chat. In all of these you get the names of people in your industry or areas of interest hosting the event. Afterwards they will almost always supply an email address so you now have the name of someone you can contact.
Typically I learn interesting tidbits or event ground shaking events and want to speak to someone about things. Your contact is now the person to do this with. Congratulate them on what you have learned and ask them for advise.
NEVER NEVER ask for a job. Ask about if they know people, or if they have suggestions. Ask technical questions or their opinions or something you have concerns about. Work them for an informational interview (or what feels right for you). I have used this to gain an interview (and who knows if it will become a job but it opened a door I would never have found).
Good luck to everyone and keep helping each other.
IT asset manager providing ITAM solutions, cost savings, and risk reduction
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By the way I thought you speaker lineup and the crowd interaction was very good and should help alot of people who attend. Keep up the good work.
http://www.linkedin.com/in/bscottfarrenkopf Re: Blog (www.peoplebetweenjobs.wordpress.com)
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Hello,This one of the most informative and helpful blogs discussing potential employment sources, resume discussions and financial assistance from different agencies.Regards,Steve,I am a senior business analyst and channel marketing executive with highly specialized technology management and hands-on expertise in defining, planning and executing information technology projects according to set deadlines within budget, scope and technical standards.High level of proficiency in designing and implementing ERM, CRM, Document Imaging Systems, Web, help-desk and client/server software applications. Extensive experience in mentoring the technical and project staff, interfacing with all levels of engineering management, third-party contractors and consultants, writing strategic plans, financial models and proposals, for Healthcare, Telecom, IPTV, Broadband Video, Broadcast, Satellite, Video-on-Demand & Enterprise markets.* For business opportunities in a consultative or a permanent position, Steven Newstat can be reached at : Snewstat@aol.comSteven NewstatConsulting Enterprises310-475-9341PHD Computer ScienceMasters in MathematicsBachelors in MathematicsJanuary 2010 Blog Posting
Re: Seven Things You Must Do in An Interview
I found your article to be extremely well-written, though out, and provides excellent advise to the job seeker. I am a seasoned HR Project Manager/Recruiting Manager and believe you are right about presenting a positive impression….remembering to be well informed of the company’s profile, history, press releases, and how you would fit into the company culture.
Listening skills are also key to asking answering pointed questions, letting the interviewer take the lead, and, answering questions with well-thought out answers. Body language is also important…getting a good night’s rest, dressing appropriately, having well-written (and truthful) resume that highlights your accomplishments, and how you use your past knowledge and skills to address current issues, concerns and projects should the interviewer be given the job.
Be positive, proactive, and, show true interest in the company. It is wise to ask the interviewer how they landed their job at the prospective company and what they like about working for the company. Often times the best candidate does not know a has all the answers, but has the right attitude and aptitude to learn the job. A “know-it-all” is a real turn off to an employer…showing you are creative, company-minded, and think on your feet to solve problems and be a team player goes a long way. After 22 years in the staffing business this advise will be helpful.
HR Project Manager & Recruiting Executive
Boreham Consulting Inc.
Thank you for your kind comments. How would you like to share your HR experience with our club?
Let me know. We invite guest speakers to help people in transition. Called People Between Jobs Club,
meets Shepherd of the Hills, 19700 Rinaldi St. #203, Mondays 7pm (Free service, networking, hidden job postings, support, tips, guest speakers).
Dan Breakman/Events Coordinator/People Between Jobs Club
We are looking for people to visit LA, Orange, & Inland Empire county public pool sites to check if the work has already been done by a licensed contractor and if not to pro-actively quote the work and follow up to close the deal.
+1-800-864-0420 (office phone)