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The only three networking emails you need to know how to write

Via FastCompany

I came across this article while checking out Fast Company’s website the other day, and I wanted to share it with you all because I know at one time or another we have all struggled with networking emails. It’s like we don’t want to be too forward and just flat-out say “Hey can you give me a job,” but we also want to demonstrate that we’re the right person for the opportunity.

For me personally, I have always struggled with keeping the conversation going after I have asked my burning questions.

What are some challenges that you have experienced with sending networking emails?

Check out the article below, and let me know your thoughts.


I’m all about being up front when you network. It’s helpful to be honest about why you’re reaching out (for example, you’re going through a job search or moving to a new city). It can combat nerves and help the process feel more genuine. In other words, it instantly solves two core issues many people stress about when told to network.

That said, as with anything else, you know there’s a difference between being straightforward and being overly blunt. For example, you know to write, “I was thinking of approaching the project from a different angle” over “I hate all of your ideas.”

Aspiring to find this balance, many people begin networking emails with “Remember me?” or even, “You probably don’t remember me . . . ” After all, why not begin with an honest admission so the other person knows you aren’t being fake? Well, unfortunately, this approach often backfires. While you’re coming from a sincere place, it’s pretty audacious to ask for something from someone whom you’re blatantly admitting you barely know.

But the fix is simpler than you’d think. Just skip over the line that roughly translates to: “We’re practically strangers.” Here’s how.

1. FOR SOMEONE YOU MET ONCE: “WE MET AT [EVENT]”
You had a brief conversation, exchanged business cards, connected on LinkedIn—and haven’t been in touch since. Maybe you even had to think for a minute about exactly how you know each other, so starting your email with “Remember me?” seems totally reasonable.

But imagine if you saw that person face-to-face. Would you start by sharing that it took you a few minutes to place them, or wait until you remembered and then reintroduce yourself with how you’re connected? The second option helps conversation flow more naturally (and an ask won’t feel as out of place). It sounds like this:

Hi Judy,

We met at last year’s Developers’ Conference in Tampa, where we bonded over the fact that we’d both recently given up coffee. (Update: I only lasted three weeks.) I’m reaching out because I remember you work at [Company Name] and they have an opening I’m interested in. Could I email you a few questions about what it’s like working there?

Thank you,
Marshall

To read more click HERE

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Here’s a list of full-ride scholarships that every incoming freshman needs to see

When you’re in college, the only things that you should be focused on are having a good time, meeting new people, and making sure that you graduate on time. You shouldn’t have to be bogged down by climbing interest rates, and tuition-fee notices that seem to never go away.

As a recent graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I understand the struggle of finishing undergrad, and being pressured to come up with the money that you owe, on top of all of your other responsibilities.

I wish that I would’ve put more time and energy into researching and solidifying scholarships to offset some of the costs that I incurred while in college.  But, my Senioritits was too strong, and I checked out after deciding which college I was going to go to (I don’t recommend doing this).

So, in my efforts to try and make the journey  a little easier for you, I wanted to provide you with a list of scholarships that offer a full-ride to college.

Check them out, and if there are some scholarships that I don’t have included please add them below in the comments.

via Lendedu.com

Army Reserve Officer Training Corps or ROTC offers students full ride scholarships in exchange for service. Students are awarded full tuition, a monthly stipend, and allowances for other educational expenses such as books and student fees. Interested students will need to meet with a recruiter, complete an interview and required documentation, complete and academic and physical fitness evaluation, and meet other eligibility requirements.

Microsoft University is awarded to students who are currently enrolled in college. In order to be eligible, students must be in a degree program related to computers, such as computer engineering or computer science. Students in related fields, such as math, are also eligible to apply. The amount of the award varies depending on the student’s institution. However, winners will receive one year of tuition funding. In addition to this, winners are required to apply for an internship with Microsoft at their Washington-based headquarters. Interns who are selected for the summer internship program will be paid for their time during a 12 week internship.

The Gates Millennium Scholarship Program offers students a complete financial package that will cover all fees for the duration of their educational program. This grant is funded through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Eligible students must be from a minority group, such as African American or American Indian, and hold at least a 3.30 grade point average. Furthermore, students are required to complete the FAFSA and must demonstrate financial need. Students are required to show leadership skills and submit required documentation.

Here is a more comprehensive list of full-ride scholarships offered by some universities across the country.  If your institution of choice is not seen on here, check their website and call their financial aid office to see if they are offered.

Here is also a list a list of ivy-league schools that offer free tuition to middle-class families based on their income.

Be sure to look into all of these opportunities to make sure that you meet the qualifications, and also be sure to let us know if you’re awarded with any of them.

We want to be a part of your success.

Xoxo

Malia

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4 Important Morning Habits to Help You Live Your Best Life

“ The way you start your day, determines how well you live your day.” – Robin Sharma

Before we dive into the core of this article, I want to ask you two really important questions, and you will only reap the benefits of this post if you’re being completely honest:

Do you feel like you’re managing your time well? Do you believe that you’re putting in 100 % effort to achieve whatever it is that sets your soul on fire?

If you answered no to either of these questions, you’re in the right place! Did you know that your first 20 minutes after waking up has a huge impact on the direction and outcome of your day? This is because it’s your brain’s power hour, and it’s the best time to put energy into things that require analysis, concentration, or creativity. If you’re not careful about what you’re feeding your brain in those few minutes, it could drastically affect your day.  

Now, I’m going to place a lot of emphasis on the importance of having a morning routine because I believe that it is vital to our success, and it directly relates to the two questions that I asked you at the beginning of this post.  

Most people will say that they’re not a “morning person,” without realizing how that decision sets them up for failure. Beyond jumpstarting your day and being the early bird who gets the worm, it creates structure in your life, and helps you to be prepared for whatever the day holds.

So, if you are stuck “between a rock and a hard place” and tired of feeling unfulfilled, try these 4 easy to implement strategies to help organize your day and lay the foundation for your goals come to fruition.  

To read  the 4 strategies click HERE

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Why we should stop referring to Hip-Hop as “Old- School”

Written by: Jermaine A. Shoulders

Jaswriter122@gmail.com

I decided to speak my peace after I had recently read a Twitter post by Kevin Powell, a writer from Brooklyn, NY. He and I are both a part of the Hip Hop generation, the musical phenomenon that has taken over the world, and has  been such an influence on so many cultures. Watching the world embrace an art form that I saw blossom right in front of my eyes, literally, like outside my window, is simply amazing. To watch the millennials and this newest generation totally live in this culture is something we never thought about. Especially, when all we knew was the turntable and the microphone.

I am Hip-Hop through and through, and so is Kevin Powell. My kids tease me all the time about it, not even realizing it was my generation that gave them their style and language. Are we that disconnected? Is the generational gap that wide? No, I don’t think so. But, what we are as a generation in this day and age is not “old school” but “classic.”

Classic is defined as: serving as a standard of excellence: of recognized value. Traditional, enduring”. (Webster’s Dictionary).  When you think of Hip-Hop as a culture, not just the music, you cannot deny its influence. Hip-Hop is full of creators, innovators and game changers. From the way DJ’s scratch records and create mood and rock a party, to the way emcee’s use words to evoke every emotion imaginable to the listener, to the style of dress and speech that is imitated the world over.

I think the term: “classic,” is the perfect way to describe Hip – Hop music. Much like other genres of music (rock, R&B/Soul, jazz, classical), Hip Hop has more than solidified itself in the fabric of American music culture, but also a seminal offering to the rest of  the world. Kevin’s premise in his tweet was that the term “old school hip-hop” is outside the realm of what the music truly is.  And I would have to agree.

There are classic Hip-Hop songs, lyrics, sounds, vernacular, dress styles and movies. Not to mention dance styles, that vary from region to region. That element of Hip-Hop is still alive and well. Our overall “get down” indeed serves as a standard of excellence and is recognized for its value. When you use the term “old-school” there tends to be a negative connotation that creates an idea that it is out-dated or old.  The culture itself is so fluid and it’s always evolving. Therefore, it can never get old. In today’s day and time, lack of respect for the art form and lack of overall creativity from some in the culture only slightly threatens Hip-Hop’s constant evolutionary existence.

We have created other terms that could be synonymous with classic like “foundation” or “essence” or even “roots”, but none of those terms holds the weight of classic as it is undeniable in its influence. When something is considered classic, people tend to listen. People tend to give that thing, whatever it is, a little more respect.

It takes a lot to be considered a classic and think Hip-Hop has earned that right, especially, with many of our classic artists, namely, Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five, NWA and Beastie Boys, Run DMC and Public Enemy, now sitting and honoring Hip-Hop in the Rock in Roll Hall of Fame.

So let’s do away with that term “old-school” and embrace the term “classic”. Once again the fluidity of the culture demands things change and embrace a new view, a view worthy if it’s name.

 

Check-out the The Art of Hip Hop Trailer, which is a documentary spearheaded by rapper “Ice T” to paint a better picture of my passion for the culture.

 

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Meet Stacey Kutz: One of the dopest barbers in the world

“I always say that creativity is like happy accidents. It requires stepping out of your comfort zone, and unless you do that you won’t discover what you can do.”– Stacey Kutz

Now, normally I would introduce this interview by saying something on the lines of: “In a career field that is dominated by men, Stacey Morris, but known to the world as Stacey Kutz, is breaking down barriers, and proving that women can cut hair just as good, if not better than men.”

But, I don’t want to paint a picture that implies that her fame rests solely on her gender because it doesn’t. Stacey is one of the dopest barbers in the world because she is super talented, a visionary, a mentor, and she just so happens to be a female.

So, tell me how someone who started out cutting her brothers and their friends’ hair in her kitchen, as a young girl for a just a few dollars, whom might I add didn’t see barbering as a career choice for her, has now turned her immense skill into an empire?

I say that it was all a part of the divine plan!

And, after almost 30 years of being in the barbering industry, Stacey has cut some of everyone’s hair in Hollywood, and the list continues to grow. Her artistry can be seen on the likes of: Eddie Murphy, Anthony Anderson, Will Smith, Brandon T. Jackson, Columbus Short, and many more.

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Photo by: @Greg_Romano

Stacey Kutz is #beyondabarbershopbarber. She is an artist that creates masterpieces on a daily basis.

So, warm up your food, get comfortable, and indulge in this truly enlightening conversation between Stacey and I, as we discuss her rise to success, how she has remained on top, and advice for everyone out there who is wanting to get into the industry.

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Photo by: @Greg_Romano

UrbanSocial: I know you’ve said before that you didn’t really choose the barber life that it chose you, but I want to know after almost 30 years of cutting hair, what keeps you excited about doing it?

Stacey Kutz: I think what keeps me going is that it is always changing. So, it allows me to continue to grow professionally, and as a barber.

 UrbanSocial: Back when you first got your hands on a pair of clippers, when you were cutting your siblings’ hair and their friends, did you ever imagine that your career would unfold the way it is? And, did you see it as a business?

Stacey Kutz: No I didn’t see it as a future for me. It was actually art for me. It was fun like “wow” I can pick up this tool and I can do these designs, and people are like “oh wow”, and I can help someone’s self-esteem.

I was working for an insurance company, and I lost my job. That gave me more time to cut the people that I was already cutting as a favor. When I realized that I was in control of how much money I could make in a day by how many people I scheduled, I was like this makes sense. It was almost like elementary, like who wouldn’t do this as opposed to a job where you could only do like a 8 hours a day, and that’s it. So, it kind of just happened, and I just went with what was happening.

 UrbanSocial: What type of impact would you say that your first feature in Ebony magazine had on your career?

Stacey Kutz: Oh that was a pivotal point. I wasn’t really trying to cut hair, just my brother’s and his friends. And, someone’s parent worked at Ebony, and was doing an article on haircuts coast to coast and wanted to feature me because they had saw their son’s hair. I didn’t even think like “oh magazine!” I was just thinking they can ask me my history or whatever, but after that came out and they had mentioned that my father was like the Senior VP of Warner Bros. Records, he started getting phone calls at his office. I didn’t realize my skill. So, that was like a real pivotal point because my presence obviously became bigger than it was.

 UrbanSocial: Do you think that growing up with a mom who was a model and your dad and step-dad being a part of the entertainment industry that, that had any influence on you becoming a celebrity barber?

Stacey Kutz: My parents had a big influence on my life. I wouldn’t say persay to work with celebrities because that was my environment so it was natural. But, they did inspire me because they were entrepreneurs. They made something out of nothing in their lives, and they believed in me. They definitely inspired me to be a confident person that was inquisitive, and looking for something to satisfy a need in me, whether I knew at the time what it was, or how to obtain it.

UrbanSocial: I know that mentors are important to have to kind of lay the foundation for us. What are some key things that you learned from your mentor Bruce Clark?

Stacey Kutz: Everyone has to have something or someone beyond them…to look up to, or to aspire to be like. Bruce Clark specifically taught me my professional protocol. He taught me the proper ways to do things. It was like he was my boss, and at the time I might’ve been like “why does it have to be this way,” but the things I learned became my foundation. You can’t build an empire with a rocky foundation. He was very important in my life, and I didn’t realize it until later on.

UrbanSocial: How have you been able to be such a cutting-edge artist/barber in an industry that seems to change everyday?

Stacey Kutz: This business especially Hollywood, hair whatever it is, you have to stay relevant. I have to stay with what’s current. It’s not like I just stay one way, and I do one type of haircut. You have to always be open to learn, and open to advice. This is one of the problems that I find with social media, everyone feels validated. Everyone has a voice now, and they’re like “Oh 1,000 people liked me so it is nothing for me to know.” I’m so humble that I feel like any situation from any person, there is always something for me to learn. And, as long as I keep building, then I’m going to be able to be in the running.

UrbanSocial: What has been the most fulfilling and draining part of your job?

Stacey Kutz: The most fulfilling part of the job is when people see your art and appreciate it , and recognize it. Another rewarding thing is to work hard on a project and you see it on the screen. That is like super rewarding, and it is forever. I can go back and look at my own haircutting history on film. And, the hardest part for me is the juggle. It’s tiring. I feel like I’m everywhere. I wish I could get a clone. I picked a career where I have to be there, and I can only do so much. And, so like when you provide a service, they like you, they want you, that’s the hardest part to make everyone feel equal, as important, to take care of everyone, as well as take care of myself. Take care of my home and my family. That’s the hardest part because the industry is so demanding. Celebrities are very demanding. The hardest part to put it in a nutshell is to find a balance.

UrbanSocial: I see on your Instagram that you’ve hashtagged #beyondabarbershopbarber , what does that mean to you?

Stacey Kutz: When I say beyond a barbershop barber, it occurred to me because a lot of people who are aspiring to be barbers or are barbers, come to me for advice, and the first question that I ask them is where do you want to go with this, where do you see yourself in 5, 10, 20 years? And, no one really has an answer. And, not that I thought of where I was going to be ahead of time, but when I look back I didn’t try to be a barber. I aspired to just be something great. So, I took it further than just being a barber. When you think of a barber you get pigeon holed as “oh they cut hair”, and no that’s not me its more than that. I’ve blazed a bunch of trails in the industry as far as the union, and I have accolades of accomplishments like being Emmy award nominated. I don’t know a barber that has been Emmy award nominated. So, I’m beyond a barbershop barber, and I’m taking it to another level.

UrbanSocial: If you had the opportunity to rewind time, would you do it all over again?

Stacey Kutz: Yes of course! I would do a few things differently…not as far as how the path went, but just how I realized what I actually had and what I could do with it. Whether it be the resources that I had, how I invested my money, businesses and things of that nature. You know when you’re young you are kind of just going with the wind.

UrbanSocial: What is your best advice for a young person who is interested in getting into the celebrity barbering industry?

Stacey Kutz: To never be closed to gaining information. You can never not benefit from making yourself better. So, you just have to take what you got, and if it is a skill, and you have a passion about it, keep with it because persistence beats resistance. And, that goes to say whether you’re male or female, whether you’re struggling with something in your life. If you keep pushing ahead it is bound to happen.

UrbanSocial: Do you feel like this profession is location based?

Stacey Kutz: It is location based but it’s growing! A lot of industry stuff is happening in Canada, New Orleans, Atlanta, New York, and LA. Just because you’re not here doesn’t mean that you can’t get here. My friend Pierce Austin is from Lima, Ohio. But he had a dream, and he came out here, and he made his dream happen. He is really prominent in the industry, and he made state of the art make-up trailers that work big budget films. Like he made him a business out of something that no one even thought of. If you know that you want to be in this industry, do what you got to do there, to get here. Or, wherever you want to be. Because out of sight, out of mind. If I wasn’t here I might be thought about, but what am I going to do from Wichita, Kansas? And, someone wants a house call in LA.. It is location based so that could be the downfall of your dream.

UrbanSocial: Should up incoming barbers showcase their work on social media?

Stacey Kutz: Absolutely! I mean I have gained a bigger presence just from being on social media. Surprisingly before social media, I didn’t realize that so many people new me. Even out of the country people knew who I was and it trips me out. 

UrbanSocial: What is next for you?

Stacey Kutz: I’m so buried in work that I can’t even come through the smoke clouds for air, but I mean I have things that I want to achieve. I’m working on having a show. I will be coming on “LA Hair” in January, I did 10 episodes. I’m currently writing a book that is about how barbering was the vehicle that took me through my life, and my experiences and things that I have learned that other people can relate to, and maybe find some counsel in their lives. And, a couple of a little other endeavors that I’m trying to find the time to do.

UrbanSocial: What is one thing that you know for sure?

Stacey Kutz: I’m going to steal something that I heard in a Beatles song. Something that I know for sure is,”the more I see, the less I know for sure.”  You think you know everything, and then you see some stuff that you have never fathomed or thought could exist. And, then you’re like wow I really didn’t know anything.  

Keep up with Stacey and check out her work @staceykutzlive on Instagram!

 

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What Trump plans to do in his first 100-days of office

 

Donald Trump said a lot of outlandish things during his campaign, to “Make America Great Again.” But, will he actually do all of them?

In case you were wondering, here are the things that Donald would like to tackle in his first 100-days as our president.

Via NPR

Written By: Amita Kelly & Barbara Sprunt

* FIRST, propose a Constitutional Amendment to impose term limits on all members of Congress;

* SECOND, a hiring freeze on all federal employees to reduce federal workforce through attrition (exempting military, public safety, and public health);

* THIRD, a requirement that for every new federal regulation, two existing regulations must be eliminated;

* FOURTH, a 5 year-ban on White House and Congressional officials becoming lobbyists after they leave government service;

FIFTH, a lifetime ban on White House officials lobbying on behalf of a foreign government;

To read more click HERE

What are your thoughts on his proposed plans? Let’s chat below.

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Watch the painfully awkward meeting between President Obama & Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump (it still doesn’t feel right to type it), and President Obama sat down for the first time today, to discuss foreign policies, the challenges facing our country, and also how to make a smooth transition between the two.

Just watching the press conference made my skin scrawl, as they seemed so uncomfortable with one another and just saying what needed to be said to put the American people at ease.

But, I’m not buying it.

Check out the video above, and see for yourself.

What are your thoughts on President Obama and President-elect Donald Trumps meeting?

 

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5 Distractions that are productivity poison (and how to avoid them)

Via entrepreneur.com

Written By: Neil Patel

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You sit down at your desk to work. You have five hours’ worth of projects and about eight or so hours to get them done. And you smile to yourself, thinking how nice it will be to leave work early today. Nice to have some time to relax with family and friends.

But then, upon opening your inbox, you spot a Facebook notification and think to yourself, There’s no harm in a quick Facebook check. Uh-oh. Next thing you know, you look up at the clock and realize you have spent the last three hours perusing friends’ Facebook feeds, watching funny YouTube videos and retweeting your favorite celebrities.

Suddenly, your “free time” is gone. Now you’ll have to stay late at the office to finish projects you should have already completed.

If you have ever experienced this, you’re not alone. While it is not easy to do, learning to identify and eliminate the biggest distractions in your work life can lead to more productivity, free time and, ultimately, happiness. If that sounds like something you are interested in, then read on.

1. Social Media
While this point may almost be too obvious, social media is still one of the biggest time sinks in most Americans’ lives and therefore worth discussing. The average person wastes 3.2 hours on social media each day. That’s over 21 hours a week — more than half of the ordinary work week! Imagine what you could do with over 21 extra hours each week!

How to avoid this: First, delete all social media applications from your phone. If you are not willing or able to do this (for example, you use social media for business), then at the very least dis-able all notifications so that you are not constantly harassed by friends updating their status.

The next step is to download News Feed Eradicator for your computer so that even if you are tempted to check Facebook, you will be blocked and reminded to get back to work.

I also recommend downloading Rescue Time so that you can see exactly where your time is spent each week and make adjustments to be more productive.

2. Texting, messaging and Snap-chatting
I know that it seems that responding to that one text or sending your significant other a quick Snapchat is merely harmless socializing. However, things almost never end with just one message.

If you respond to one message, you have likely roped yourself into an unproductive 30-minute conversation that you could have had over a three-minute phone call during one of your breaks.

How to avoid this: Employ an Airplane mode. Plain and simple. When you are working, keep your phone turned off or on airplane mode to eliminate all distractions. Use your breaks to respond to texts and other messages as they arrive throughout the day.

This article is speaking to my soul right now, to read more clime HERE

What are some things that distract you when you’re working?

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Recruiting events decoded: A short-guide on how you can make a good impression at your next networking event

I believe that there are two kinds of people in the world: Those who love or at least like going to networking/recruiting events, and those who despise them.

For me, I would say that I am right in the middle, but for a long time just the thought of walking into a room full of people whom I didn’t know, and being forced to make conversation with them just made my skin crawl.

I don’t know about y’all, but I hate awkward situations with a passion!

And, I know that the purpose of networking events is to get you out of your comfort zone, and expose you to people who you wouldn’t have otherwise met in your everyday circle. But, I think the pressure to make a good impression on employers, or just people in our industry, can be overwhelming and prevent us from being our true self.

And, to be real, we put a lot of that pressure on ourselves.

So, in an effort to become more comfortable with going to networking/recruiting events, and trying to find the best advice to share with you, I reached out to a really good family friend who is the Strategy and Operations Audit Manager at Wells Fargo and the Southern Region Resource Development Director for the National Association of Black Accountants, Paula Cropper.

Check out her advice below, and let me know if you have any tips that work for you!

“We’re all in this together!”

Xoxo

Malia

How to prepare in advance:

  1. Do your research to find out what companies, or individuals are going to be at the event.
    1. Look up what the company or individual offers, where are they located, and if it is a company, find out how many employee’s work there.
  2. Create a list of questions that you will memorize for your mental arsenal, that go beyond what can be found on the website. These questions need to demonstrate thought and knowledge of the company.
    1. Questions about a company’s culture, is always good to ask.
    2. Always try to ask questions that will require the recruiter to speak from a personal experience.
      1. Sample Questions: What does career progression look like? What type of community service initiatives is the company involved with, and what is your favorite? What have you found to be the most challenging aspect of being in this industry?

How to ask a question that may be controversial:

  1. If the company has just gone through a public scandal, it is probably best that you do not ask about it because you don’t want to put the recruiter on the defense, and rub them the wrong way.
    1. But, if you really want to ask, then try to stay away from questions that require a personal opinion on the matter.  Employees of the company are typically given “talking points” to address anyone who asks, and they will almost never tell you how they actually feel about the scandal, so it is really no point of asking.

How to prove to a recruiter that you’re the best candidate:

  1. You should always have your elevator speech prepared, so that you can give recruiters key characteristics about yourself that demonstrate your qualifications for the job.
    1. Tip: When you sit down with a recruiter, lead with an introduction, and then dive into a thought provoking question that cannot be found on the Internet.
      1. This gets the recruiter talking, and gives them things to remember about you when you follow-up with them.
    2. Tip: Be sure to have specifics of your elevator speech in your resume, so that the recruiter can have follow-up questions for you.
      1. And, be prepared to talk about the things that you have listed on your resume in depth.

How to get over feeling nervous:

  1. Go to an organizations’ booth that you are not really interested in, so that you can practice, and get all of your mistakes out.  Once you feel comfortable with your delivery, begin speaking with the organizations that you’re really interested in.  This tactic will help to increase your momentum, and give you the confidence that you need to perform well.
  2. You can also practice in the mirror, but it is recommended that you get real world experience.

How to make yourself stand out when you’re networking in a group:

  1. If there is a thought-provoking question that the recruiter has just responded to, then you can try and piggy-back off of it with another question.
    1. Tip: Remember to repeat the recruiters’ name.
  2. If you do not have the opportunity to say anything, grab their card, and say: “It was really great meeting with you… again my name is such and such… and I would love to follow up with you.”
    1. Tip: When you follow up with them, be sure to describe what you had on, or what you said that may trigger them to remember you.

These questions are overused, so don’t ask them:

  1. What’s your job?
  2. What are you looking for in a  candidate?
  3. I hear you have this amount of assets…
  4. ETC.
    1. Tip: Ask questions about the job/industry that would require a personal response.

How to follow-up with someone, where it doesn’t get creepy:

  1. Follow-up a few times updating the person on what you’ve been doing.
  2. Ask for advice.
    1.  Tip: Try not to ask advice on getting a job with the company in question, ask for advice in general. This will allow the recruiter to become more comfortable with you, and not feel pressured to deliver you a job.

Are “Thank-you notes” going out of style:

  1. No. People still look for the letter, and they think that it is an important gesture, showing that you’re grateful for the opportunity.

 

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20 signs that you should quit your job (Infographic)

Via entreprenur.com 

Written by: Rose Leadem

For most of us, we spend at least 40 hours a week at our jobs. That’s a lot of time. So if you’re not feeling passionate about the work you’re doing or notice you’re not growing professional, maybe it’s time to rethink your nine to five.

Your career should be a path to success, so sharing the same goals and values of your employer is vital. Being bored, overly stressed and/or burnt out are clear indicators that it’s time to say bye-bye to your current job.

To truly tell if it’s time to resign, listen to your gut. That instinctive feeling will let you know if you should be looking for other opportunities.

Work should be motivating and even fun. So if you’ve got bullying bosses or gossipy co-workers — ditch ‘em!

To help you make the right decision, check out Market Inspector’s 20 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job infographic HERE

Have you ever had to quit your job? What was your experience like? Let’s chat below!