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Here are the Top 5 This Week – @andywergedal

Networking, Networking, Networking. It’s not what you know, it’s who! Here are a few gems to help you network and track your progress.

Andy’s Tip: If you can’t get anyone to talk to you, buy an iPad and go sit in your local Starbucks. It will take less than an hour for someone ask you about it.

The Top 5 This Week

1. CAREER ADVICE: How To Network – [Career Rocketeer]

… Remember what I said about your network. You have to give before you receive. That means you can’t just get someone’s business card and expect something from them immediately, unless your conversation indicated differently. In order for your network to yield you good job leads, it will take some time but it will be worth it.

2. It’s a Small World – Networking – [Career Alley]

I ran into some former coworkers the other day both of whom I worked with a few years back at a large financial institution. I had also worked with one of the two, coincidentally, early in my career at another financial institution (yes, I’ve worked at lots of places). We got to talking and, at the end of an hour or so, had discussed an impressive and very long list of people we all knew from our travels in our careers. It was then that I realized that it really is a very small world. Depending on your industry and the city you work in, your network and extended network can span a very large number of people and companies.

3. How Social Media Will Change Your Business For The Better – [Brand Yourself]

Social media allows companies to listen, engage and promote with their target market segments. By now, we are all familiar with the Old Spice campaign and have heard about the business impact on their sales figures. You are probably familiar with Zappos and how they engage with their customer base, from their CEO down. Are might also be familiar with Comcast having customer specialists focus strictly on social media channels in order to provide additional support to their customers?

4. 3 Ways To Demonstrate Leadership While Finding A Job – [Tim's Strategy]

Here’s an interesting question:

If you were a leader in your former company, why are you playing such a passive role in your job search?

Is this true of you? Not sure?

5. Tracking Your Targets with Google! – [Career Rocketeer]

Google has many tools that can make it easy to find and target the jobs and information you need to run ahead of the pack at the companies you want to pursue. Used wisely, some of these tools can help you find job postings, company news, contact information and many other valuable pieces of information that can help you set yourself above the crowd.

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