THE AUGUST GROUP NEWSLETTER

JULY 06. 2009

VOLUME 3, NUMBER 27


Rochester’s Premier Professional Networking Organization

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Upcoming Events

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LinkedIn - An Overview (FREE Webinar)
Monday, July 06, 2009 12:00pm - 12:30pm.

LinkedIn - An Overview (FREE Webinar)
Tuesday, July 07, 2009 8:00am - 8:30am.

LinkedIn 102 - Growing Your Network & Managing Communications @ the Bagel Bin
Thursday, July 09, 11:30am - 1:30pm.

KICK START YOUR JOB SEARCH
Monday, July 13, 2009 7:00pm - 8:30pm.

Mega-Networking Event @ Johnny's Irish Pub
Wednesday, July 15, 4:30pm - 7:30pm.

USING REFERENCE USA FOR JOB SEARCHING AND SMALL BUSINESS
Wednesday, July 15, 2009 7:00pm - 8:30pm.

LinkedIn 104 - Groups, Answers, Jobs & More (LinkedIn 103 is NOT a prerequisite) @ the Bagel Bin
Thursday, July 16, 11:30am - 1:30pm.

Effective Communications Presentation by Ernest Hicks
Thursday, July 16, 2009 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

WHERE ARE THE JOBS AND WHAT ARE EMPLOYERS LOOKING FOR TODAY
Monday, July 20, 2009 7:00pm - 8:30pm.

The Flexible Workforce Network @ Lifespan
Friday, July 31, 2009 10:00am - 12:00pm.

HATS OF THE HOMEMAKER
Monday, August 03, 2009 7:00pm - 8:30pm.

INTRODUCTION TO LINKEDIN
Saturday, August 08, 2009 10:00am - 11:30am.

USING TWITTER FOR THE JOB SEEKER
Monday, August 10, 2009 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

FINDING AND APPLYING FOR A FEDERAL JOB
Monday, August 17, 2009 6:30pm - 8:30pm.

Mega-Networking Event @ Johnny's Irish Pub
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 4:30pm - 7:30pm.

RESOURCES FOR OLDER WORKERS SEEKING PART-TIME OR FLEXIBLE EMPLOYMENT
Wednesday, August 19, 2009 7:00pm - 8:30pm.


Job Postings

Hidden jobs are welcomed for sharing at jobs@augustgroup.org. If the job your neighbor, friend or family shared with you is not right for you, it might be perfect for an August Group colleague.  This is a great place for practicing "give to get." With 1600 members, what can happen here when members own the content?

We welcome volunteers to coordinate the job postings on a weekly basis. Employers and members submit jobs that must be readied for inclusion in the newsletter.  A lack of help means fewer jobs get posted in a timely manner. Why not be the first one to see new postings.


New Job Postings this week

  • Admissions Representative

  • Account Executive

  • Technical Analyst

  • Web Designer/Developer

  • National Sales Support Representative

  • Health and Benefit Insurance Specialist

  • Property and Casualty Customer Service Representative

  • Agency Specialist; COBRA

  • Maintenance Manager

  • Nurse Assistant Trainer (CNA Trainer)

Previously posted jobs

See the August Group Newsletter Archives


Links to share

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Words of Wisdom

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  • “There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self."
    ~ Aldous Huxley

  • “Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.”
    ~ Anais Nin

  • “Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
    ~ Barack Obama


Weekly Columns

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Book Reviews and Good Reads

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Weekly Blogs

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Feature Articles

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August Group Members in the news

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Weekly Columns

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This article is compliments of Sue Schnorr, Exclusive Contacts Count Associate in NY.

Networking Tips

by Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon

IT'S NOT WHO YOU KNOW

People say, cynically, "It's not what you know, it's who you know." They see networking as an opportunity to use people. That's not the way to do it. What's really important is WHO KNOWS YOU. To network effectively, use professional and community organizations to showcase your skills to the people who count. Get visible.

THERE ARE NO FAST-FOOD NETWORKS

"I tried networking last Wednesday, and it doesn't work!" wails Ernie Entrepreneur. Of course not. Networks are made up of relationships that are nurtured over time. Rule of thumb: It takes six months to create a networking relationship with someone. So start now.

THEY DON'T WANT TO TALK TO ME

If that thought runs through your mind when you begin to join a group of people who are talking, you're back at the eighth grade dance. Joining groups of people who are talking is one of people's greatest fears. Advice: Touch someone's elbow, the circle will open. Make eye contact with the speaker. If there's a lull when you arrive, it's because the group is tired of its topic of conversation and needs you to start off in another direction. So be prepared with a question or comment.

YOU MUST LEARN HOW TO SMALL TALK TO NETWORK

Expert networkers are also skillful small talkers. But, it's a myth that people are born with the gift of gab -- or without it. Anybody can learn to small talk and to use small talk to create valuable networking relationships.

WAIT! DON'T HAND OUT THAT BUSINESS CARD TOO SOON

Going to a networking event and handing out lots of business cards is a waste of time. Instead, use small talk to discover a reason to exchange cards. Say, "I'd like to send you a copy of that article on marketing to people under 30. May I have your card?" Then write on the back of it what you have promised to do and follow through promptly.

YOU CAN'T BUY A NETWORK

Often people think they have a network because they belong to a lot of organizations. Not so. You can fill out the membership forms, pay your dues, receive the newsletter, and even go to events, and still not have a network. You only have a network when you create active relationships that are mutually advantageous.

Read more at http://www.training-insights.com/insights.htm


Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon are principals of Contacts Count, a nationwide consulting and training firm that specializes in business and professional networking, and career development. They are co-authors of six books. The most recent is Make Your Contacts Count: Networking Know-How for Business and Career Success (2007, AMACOM). Fortune 500 companies license their training programs. Visit them at www.ContactsCount.com and www.FireProofYourCareer.com.

Sue Schnorr is President of Training Insights, Inc., a firm that specializes in soft skills training. She is also the exclusive Associate for Contacts Count in NY. She can be reached at sue@training-insights.com http://www.training-insights.com/insights.htm www.contactscount.com/sueschnorr.html.


Contributed by Greg Taylor, aka Sir Linksalot, LinkedIn Evangelist and Managing Partner of Excelsior Search Partners

This week's LinkedIn Tip - Creating, Managing and Tracking LinkedIn Events

LinkedIn has recently added Events as a feature enhancement. You'll note the feature when visiting your LinkedIn home page along the right hand side of the page. Become a user of this feature and you'll be able to post an event, find events of interest and more. Read the complete article to learn more about this feature and its many benefits.


Greg is the Founder of The August Group, a recruiter and entrepreneur offering a myriad for services to employers and professionals including coaching and consulting.  He can be reached at 585-785-8600 or gtaylor@excelsiorsp.com


Contributed by Hannah Morgan, Training Specialist at RochesterWorks

More Great Blogs

Hannah's blog this week includes writings on recent topics about networking.

Hannah composes her blog outside of work hours as a personal passion to assist those in career transition.


Book Reviews and Good Reads

Other Offerings - Share Yours
Got a book you'd like to share with others and lead in discussion? It's a great way to contribute, add value and get known. Provide the story line on the book and submit it to Greg Taylor at gtaylor@excelsiorsp.com for discussion, coordination and promotion.



Feature Articles

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