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New Job Postings this week
Embedded Software Engineer
Software Applications Engineer
Volunteer Accountant with Quick Books experience
Manager, Accounts Payable
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“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people
always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become
~ Mark Twain
“The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is
protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands
in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the
winds and rains and the scorching sun.”
~ Napoleon Hill
“Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is
finished: If you're alive, it isn't.”
~ Richard Bach.
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Make Your Contacts Count: Leverage Your Networking Skills with Social
By Sue Schnorr
People often ask me about how to use LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook when
It's easy! You simply need to leverage your face-to-face networking skills
and use them in the social media arena.
How? I'm glad you asked.
Here are some ideas to get you started.
Listen generously to your connections/followers/fans.
Give first; offer ideas that will help them:
Answer Questions on LinkedIn to bolster your industry credibility
Use RTs on Twitter to respond to other follower's tweets
Comment or click LIKE on Facebook to build the relationship
Your network is created by conversations you have in person and online.
Nurture and cultivate the relationships you have with those individuals.
Every interaction is an opportunity. When you connect with someone, look for
Talk to strangers.
Send direct messages to thank people for following you on Twitter.
Reply and acknowledge status updates on LinkedIn.
Comment on pictures, videos and posts on Facebook.
Networking isn't TAKING, it's TEACHING.... go slow and steady as you
build relationships online. Let people get to know you and give them a
chance to see your character and competence before going for the SELL!
Sue Schnorr is President of Training Insights, Inc. and Associate for
Contacts Count where she coaches people one-one-one and teaches strategic
networking workshops, Webinars and keynotes. Visit her at
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
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
Hannah's blog this week includes writings on
about social etworking.
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
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great way to contribute, add value and get known. Provide the story line on
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discussion, coordination and promotion.
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