Saturday, March 9, 2013

High 5 Weekly Career Transitions Roundup: Promote Yourself, Networking, and LinkedIn

This is our weekly roundup of some of the best career-related articles, interviews, blogs, etc., we've read during the week. We share these every weekend so you have some great resources to prepare you for the coming week. Enjoy!

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  • How to Give Yourself a Promotion"No matter what your job title is, you can get creative, choose to see your role differently, take on new tasks, and make a huge positive impression on customers, prospects, colleagues, and bosses."

  • Simplify Networking: Apply the 70-20-10 Rule: "First of all, we should enter with the right frame of mind - calming our nerves - and approaching networking as a huge conference where we control the invited guests. Secondly, to impose order, we could apply the 70-20-10 rule."

  • Simple Techniques to Increase Your Likeability at Work"Every behavior in a human interaction is a moving toward, neutral, or moving away behavior. A moving toward behavior increases the bond between you and your conversation partner."

  • 8 Mistakes You Should Never Make on LinkedIn"If you leave a networking event with a handful of business cards, intending to follow up on LinkedIn, it’s much harder for you to remember who’s who without pictures. A missing photo can easily lead to missed connections."

  • 5 Ways You're Doing Yourself a Disservice on LinkedIn"The more hits you get on the terms used by recruiters to source candidates, the higher volume of traffic your Profile will receive – and the more likely you are to be contacted for an opportunity." 

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