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3-2-1 Contact! How to Network for Adults

Matt Youngquist states that at least 80% of today's jobs are not advertised. Even though most people are spending 70% to 80% of their time looking for jobs on the internet rather than pounding the pavement and talking to employers. What they don't realize is that the vast majority of hiring today is from friends and acquaintances. In today's job market a personal connection is very important when there are so many people applying for the same job.......it is really hard to get noticed! Richland Library can help you get noticed by sharing techniques to sharpen your professional networking skills.


Networking Made Easy by Patty Marler
Amazon Says: Networking Made Easy CONTENTS: The Power of Networking; You Are Your Business; Top 10 Worst Opening Lines; Fundamentalsof Networking; Networking Know How; Networking Spin-Offs more...
Amazon Says: Networking Made Easy CONTENTS: The Power of Networking; You Are Your Business; Top 10 Worst Opening Lines; Fundamentalsof Networking; Networking Know How; Networking Spin-Offs less...
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Amazon Says: Redefining the way we view business success, Pamela Laird demolishes the popular American self-made story as she exposes the social dynamics that navigate some people toward more...
Amazon Says: Redefining the way we view business success, Pamela Laird demolishes the popular American self-made story as she exposes the social dynamics that navigate some people toward opportunity and steer others away. Who gets invited into the networks of business opportunity? What does an unacceptable candidate lack? The answer is social capital--all those social assets that attract respect, generate confidence, evoke affection, and invite loyalty. In retelling success stories from Benjamin Franklin to Andrew Carnegie to Bill Gates, Laird goes beyond personality, upbringing, and social skills to reveal the critical common key--access to circles that control and distribute opportunity and information. She explains how civil rights activism and feminism in the 1960s and 1970s helped demonstrate that personnel practices violated principles of equal opportunity. She evaluates what social privilege actually contributes to business success, and analyzes the balance between individual characteristics--effort, innovation, talent--and social factors such as race, gender, class, and connections. In contrasting how Americans have prospered--or not--with how we have talked about prospering, Laird offers rich insights into how business really operates and where its workings fit within American culture. From new perspectives on entrepreneurial achievement to the role of affirmative action and the operation of modern corporate personnel systems, Pull shows that business is a profoundly social process, and that no one can succeed alone. less...
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Amazon Says: Would you rather get a root canal than schmooze with a bunch of strangers? Does the phrase “working a room” make you want to retreat to yours? Is small talk a big problem? more...
Amazon Says: Would you rather get a root canal than schmooze with a bunch of strangers? Does the phrase “working a room” make you want to retreat to yours? Is small talk a big problem? Devora Zack used to be just like you—in fact, she still is. But she’s also a successful consultant who addresses thousands of people each year, and she didn’t change her personality to do it. Quite the contrary. Zack politely examines and then smashes to tiny fragments the “dusty old rules” of standard networking advice. You don’t have to become a backslapping extrovert or even learn how to fake it. Incredible as it seems, the very traits that make you hate networking can be harnessed to forge an approach even more effective than traditional techniques. It’s a different kind of networking—and it works. Networking enables you to accomplish the goals that are most important to you. But you can’t adopt a style that isn’t true to who you are. “I have never met a person who did not benefit tremendously from learning how to network—on his or her own terms,” Zack writes. “You do not succeed by denying your natural temperament; you succeed by working with your strengths.” less...
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Amazon Says: DON’T JUST NETWORK HARD―NETWORK SMART! Turn Small Talk into Big Deals presents a revolutionary new approach to the timeless topic of networking. Bestselling author more...
Amazon Says: DON’T JUST NETWORK HARD―NETWORK SMART! Turn Small Talk into Big Deals presents a revolutionary new approach to the timeless topic of networking. Bestselling author and communications trainer Don Gabor introduces you to four distinct networking styles―Competitive, Outgoing, Amiable, and Analytical―to help you identify, adapt, and respond to other people’s particular styles. With this book, you’ll establish instant rapport with anyone you meet and quickly build a relationship that profits both of you. “If you want to be a better networker, take your business to the next level, and make a lot more sales, especially the big ones, then buy Turn Small Talk into Big Deals. It’s a winner and after reading it, you will be, too!” ―Stephan Schiffman, author of Cold Calling Techniques (That Really Work!) “If anyone knows how to effectively turn our words into the big deals, it’s Don Gabor. He’s a proven communicator.” ―Audra Lowe, talk-show host from BetterTV “If there were one person I would want to lean on for this critical information, it is Don Gabor. This book is a must-read.” ―Ron Karr, CSP, author of Lead, Sell, or Get Out of the Way less...
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Amazon Says: There's something to be said for being in the right place at the right time, but if you don’t capitalize on the moment, all you’ve got is a missed opportunity. Laura Schwa more...
Amazon Says: There's something to be said for being in the right place at the right time, but if you don’t capitalize on the moment, all you’ve got is a missed opportunity. Laura Schwartz understands the power of seizing the moment better than anyone. As a 19-year-old college student, she turned a volunteer position in the White House into the opportunity of a lifetime. Using her persuasive and engaging social skills, she went from answering phones to serving as President Bill Clinton s Midwest Press Secretary, Director of Television and, ultimately, Director of Events, where she oversaw 12 state dinners, America s Millennium Celebration and countless other high-profile events. Laura learned plenty while producing the President s events on the world stage, but one lesson stuck with her: No matter how social an event appears, it s business. She watched huge deals unfold over cocktails at state dinners, but she also watched many White House guests squander chances to turn these seemingly social events into life-changing opportunities. When the Clinton Administration ended, Laura began to realize this lesson extended far beyond the Rose Garden. Whether it s a cocktail party, a Little League game or a casual conversation on the treadmill at the gym, there are powerful possibilities lurking in social situations everywhere we turn. Through her acclaimed keynote series by the same name, “Eat, Drink & Succeed!”, Laura has brought her unique perspective on everyday situations to audiences around the world. Now, with her book Eat, Drink & Succeed: Climb Your Way to the Top Using the Networking Power of Social Events, her message is readily accessible to the masses. In Eat, Drink & Succeed, Laura shares how she used the power of her own social scenes in every phase of her life: from her days growing up in Plymouth, Wis., to her time at the White House and in her ongoing role as a television commentator for various outlets including CNN, the CBS Early Show, BBC, Fox News Channel and Sir David Frost s Frost Over the World. In a simple, straightforward style, the book shows readers how to apply those skills to their own lives. In Eat, Drink & Succeed, Laura explains how to: *Identify your social scenes *Harness the power of the guest *Get invited to the right events *Arrive at the event armed with research, knowledge, business cards and everything you need to achieve your goal *Make the right impression *Achieve your goals not by asking what people can do for you, but what you can do for others *Follow up after the event *And much, much more Eat, Drink & Succeed is a Black Ox Press publication. less...
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