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I Think I'm Networking, Now What?

I Think I'm Networking, Now What? | Debs Career Corner #debscc | Scoop.it
Each of our workplace experts has weighed in on the following question from a reader to give you four points of view. For other editions of our 360° Answers series, please click here.
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Good three minute read on Networking.  Have in your mind why you want to network with the connection.  Don't wait until you need a job before making connections.

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The 24-step modern resume

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Resume Checklist: Follow these best practices to ensure your resume gets through the spam filter, applicant tracking system, and to the recruiters and hiring managers.
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When applying for jobs at Sprint please do not skip step 13. Our application is critical to your success moving forward in the process.  Please make sure you  add your last  4 employers or 7 years of work history and all the dates are accurate.  Typos and missing information could keep you from the next step.

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13 Things You Should Never Say In A Job Interview - Business Insider

13 Things You Should Never Say In A Job Interview - Business Insider | Debs Career Corner #debscc | Scoop.it
Business Insider 13 Things You Should Never Say In A Job Interview Business Insider Aside from submitting a resume full of typos, the quickest way to be eliminated from consideration for a new job is making an avoidable interview blunder — like...
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I like these points and I would add that you need to make sure you have a story for any weakness.  Point out how you understand it and what you are doing to improve.

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9 Body Language Tricks to Improve Your Negotiation Skills

9 Body Language Tricks to Improve Your Negotiation Skills | Debs Career Corner #debscc | Scoop.it
Never sure what to do with your hands or where to look? Your crossed legs and habit of close-talking could be working against your words. (9 body language tricks for getting what you want.
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I like these quick tips and will have to bookmark this page.  Good to remember these points before going into meeting.  Almost all meetings will have some type of negotiation.

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Why Women Don’t Negotiate Their Job Offers

Why Women Don’t Negotiate Their Job Offers | Debs Career Corner #debscc | Scoop.it
The social cost is too high. (Why Women Don’t Negotiate Their Job Offers. (via @HarvardBiz) #Career | http://t.co/QWzSKnwOqH)
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This article rings so true.  I hopefully the decision makers in my connections will see this and remember to not use gender to when someone comes to them to negotiate.  For all of those looking for a position.  Good points to ponder while you are in the negotiation stages. 

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185 Powerful Verbs That Will Make Your Resume Awesome

185 Powerful Verbs That Will Make Your Resume Awesome | Debs Career Corner #debscc | Scoop.it
No matter what duty or accomplishment you’re trying to show off, we’ve got just the verb for you.
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Much quicker than using a thesaurus.

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Preparing for an Interview: How to Research a Company - AMA Playbook

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Are you preparing for an interview? This article gives sound advice for how to research a company before you interview. (Preparing for Your Interview: How to Research a Company.
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great 5 minute read to be better prepared for your next interview.
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How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day

How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day | Debs Career Corner #debscc | Scoop.it
It shouldn’t involve email. (How to Spend the First 10 Minutes of Your Day. (via @HarvardBiz) #Career #WorkLife | http://t.co/LPqfD8hdHS)
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As an amateur chef, this has been something I do all the time in my cooking. I never thought to bring it forward to my work.  Tomorrow, I will start doing this and post on what happens.

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15 Things You Should Never Put On Your Resume

15 Things You Should Never Put On Your Resume | Debs Career Corner #debscc | Scoop.it
Career experts say to avoid these 15 things if you want your resume to steer clear of the trash pile.
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Excellent advice for job seekers young and old.  Good three minute read. And after you remove the unnecessary - make sure your accomplishments and awards are listed.  

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20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get

20 Things 20-Year-Olds Don't Get | Debs Career Corner #debscc | Scoop.it
Call me a curmudgeon, but at 34, how I came up seems so different from what this millennial generation expects. I made a lot of mistakes along the way, and I see this generation making their own.
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Many of these points even 30's 40's and 50's don't get either.  The first point is the most important point.

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How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You

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Buck up and get results. (How to Negotiate with Someone More Powerful than You. (via @HarvardBiz) #Career #Management | http://t.co/BNigMxV6bg)
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Good article from HBR on negotiation.  I learned a lot from it and I expect it will help in job  or sales negotiations.  The big question is do you know your unique value?

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Career coach: Job-searching tips for the over-50s - Chicago Daily Herald

Career coach: Job-searching tips for the over-50s - Chicago Daily Herald | Debs Career Corner #debscc | Scoop.it
Career coach: Job-searching tips for the over-50s
Chicago Daily Herald
You could be asked to complete various assessments, be part of multiple interviews, be asked to give presentations, among other hurdles.
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Another good article with points for all job seekers, not just the 50+ crowd.  Tip #4 is so important to distinguish yourself from the competition.  I always ask why do you want to work for Sprint?  You can find a wealth of information at www.Sprint.jobs and www.Sprint.com.


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Skill Gap Stats: 9 Reasons To Thank Recruiters - TalentCulture

Skill Gap Stats: 9 Reasons To Thank Recruiters - TalentCulture | Debs Career Corner #debscc | Scoop.it
These skill gap stats from the TalentCulture Community will have you sending flowers to your head of recruiting.
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If you are one of the 99% - think about working for Sprint and take advantage of our tremendous training programs

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Career Coach: Job searching for the over 50 crowd - Washington Post

Career Coach: Job searching for the over 50 crowd - Washington Post | Debs Career Corner #debscc | Scoop.it
Career Coach: Job searching for the over 50 crowd
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Update your résumé. Focus on highlighting the past 10-15 years of skills and jobs rather than your entire 30+ years of experiences.
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All of these are good points for the over 50 crowd.  However, if you are under 50 you might want to read this.  Very good ideas on how to search for your next position.

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8 Tips to Be a Better Career Negotiator - CIO

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8 Tips to Be a Better Career Negotiator
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Many candidates go into an interview without being able to articulate what makes them a stand out candidate or what value they bring to the job.
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A very quick read to negotiate better.  You will use this in your career path, but don't overlook these points when negotiating in your personal life as well.

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The 10 Reasons I Ignored Your Resume

The 10 Reasons I Ignored Your Resume | Debs Career Corner #debscc | Scoop.it
Don't waste executives' time.(RT @Adbongo: Good Read for anyone with a #Resume -10 Reasons Why I Ignored Your Resume http://t.co/X29OZ3xlV7 @TheBOSSGroup @mashable #care…)...
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This post takes the negative track to expose job seekers to why they aren't looked at for open positions.  I think there are many points that could be brought out positively.  One could say it is best to use a professional photo for LinkedIn.com vs saying don't use a selfie or bikini shot.  All said and done, good points to review even if you are not looking now.  You never know when a recruiter will view your profile for the job of a lifetime.  Make sure you look great!

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8 LinkedIn Secrets You Haven't Heard Before

8 LinkedIn Secrets You Haven't Heard Before | Debs Career Corner #debscc | Scoop.it
These sneaky tips and tricks will help you catapult your LinkedIn success.
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I will have to take time to read the articles referenced.  Some good points made in a quick read.

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How to Stay Positive: 11 Smart Habits

How to Stay Positive: 11 Smart Habits | Debs Career Corner #debscc | Scoop.it
Discover 11 of the best and smartest habits that will help you to stay positive. Even when you are having a bad day or are going through a tough time. (How to Stay Positive: 11 Smart Habits.
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I wasn't sure if I wanted to post this in Healthy Living or Debs Career Corner.  This is a great 5 minute read on how to keep in all in perspective.  Keeping a positive  attitude will help you create a much better work environment.   

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The 7 LinkedIn Job Search Mistakes That Might Be Costing You a Job

The 7 LinkedIn Job Search Mistakes That Might Be Costing You a Job | Debs Career Corner #debscc | Scoop.it
LinkedIn works very well for the millions of people who make the effort to understand how to leverage it effectively.
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Some very good points made here.  I agree with all including the picture.  Although, I do not consider the picture when I view profiles, it does help when you are trying to broaden your network.  The last point made is also very important.  Even if you are not looking for a job - always keep your profile up to date.  You never know what opportunities it may bring your way.

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Top 20 Performance-Based Interview Questions | Impact Interview

Top 20 Performance-Based Interview Questions | Impact Interview | Debs Career Corner #debscc | Scoop.it
Performance-based interview questions are similar to behavioral interview questions. That is, the interviewer is using your past performance to gauge your (Top 20 Performanced Based Interview Questions.
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Being able to answer these questions will take a little work.  You need to practice your answers and make sure you add for each question an extreme adjective.  Use the most, largest, hardest, best, and even worst examples in your history  as it is telling about the depth of your experiences.

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Top 10 Toughest Interview Questions: Be Prepared - Wauwatosa Now

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Top 10 Toughest Interview Questions: Be Prepared
Wauwatosa Now
Properly preparing for a job interview is an investment with great pay-out.
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Excellent answers on how to be prepared for these interview questions.  I also recommend having an accomplishments sheet.  This should list what you have done, why it is important, and the positive impact it had for your employer.  

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2014's Best and Worst Words to put on Your Resume

2014's Best and Worst Words to put on Your Resume | Debs Career Corner #debscc | Scoop.it
CareerBuilder recently came out with a list of both recommended and ill-advised resume words and phrases for 2014.
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I can't help it - every time I see the words "go-getter" , I think of my husband making a  joke to his friends. Hesays he is a "go-getter"  He takes me to work and then he "goes and gets her".  It makes me giggle just reading it.  Now if you happen to be a real "go-getter" and are a superstar business sales person - let's talk!

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Making the best impression at interview | Guardian Jobs

Read articles and other careers information, tips and advice on Guardian Jobs (You got an interview, hooray!
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Thoughtful advice on preparing for the interview.
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A career in Oil & Gas is more than just technology and engineering | GE Careers Blog

A career in Oil & Gas is more than just technology and engineering | GE Careers Blog | Debs Career Corner #debscc | Scoop.it
05/23/2014 | A blog about careers at GE (#jobs4vets MT @GEHiresHeroes An #oilandgas #career is > than just #technology & #engineering: http://t.co/XITN578PJA
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Tyrone is right.  Oil and Gas require many different skills and there are many types of positions.  Sprint has a Business Sales position responsible for this industry in Houston.  Check out our opportunities at www.Sprint.jobs . 

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2 Personality Traits Every Boss Needs

2 Personality Traits Every Boss Needs | Debs Career Corner #debscc | Scoop.it
Not everyone is born with these qualities, but the truly great leaders all made sure to cultivate them.
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I am sure there are many other traits that a good boss should have, but these two are significant.  Good analysis in this 3 minute read on being successful as a boss/leader.

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How to Look Up-to-Date in Your Job Search - Right Management

How to Look Up-to-Date in Your Job Search - Right Management | Debs Career Corner #debscc | Scoop.it
During the past five years, job search and recruiting methods have changed radically with the use of social media and applicant tracking software to store and retrieve resumes and job applications. If it's the first time you ...
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Every tip here will help you in your career search.  Are you looking for a sales position? For your related work experience make sure you have your achievements on your resume.  Examples being Stack ranking, Quota achievement, how many times you have won the sales contests.  

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