job tips

 

Many people make friendly chitchat in everyday life, but develop a phobia of meeting new people when they find themselves in a professional situation. The mere thought of standing alone at an event surrounded by potential employers, clients or contacts has them breaking out in a cold sweat. They’ve forgotten that all networking is basically making new friends, and that it can be fun as well as strategic, although it takes practice.

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Informational interviews are one of the sharpest tools in the jobseeker’s box, but, to my constant bewilderment, they are among the least used. Maybe it’s fear, maybe it’s simply lack of awareness, but if you’re looking for a new role in sustainability or corporate responsibility, listen up!

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tips for navigating unemployment and finding a job you love  

By Beatrice Bernescut

So that’s it. You’ve gotten your freedom, your walking papers, your pink slip. Redundancy, dismissal, restructuring, it all amounts to the same thing: you are unemployed. So what are you going to do now? Look for another job, of course, or maybe start your own business. In either case, given today’s job market, chances are you’re going to have more than enough opportunity for reflection. So while you’re busy rewriting your resume for the nth time and scouring the job sites, here are ten simple tips that will help you make the most of your freedom and empower you to take charge of your unemployment.

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Salary negotiation is one of the most important strategies in the jobseeker’s toolkit, but it’s often the one that candidates feel most uncomfortable using. For a lot of people, talking numbers is an awkward and nerve-wracking experience. But you need to roll those shoulders back and put on your brave face because — as you well know — once you are in an organization it is difficult to make a big jump in salary. That is why you need to negotiate your worth at the very start.

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Salary negotiation is one of the most important strategies in the jobseeker’s toolkit, but it’s often the one that candidates feel most uncomfortable using. This month on GreenBiz, Shannon breaks down the process and explains how to achieve the salary you are worth.

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