|Posted by Ted Canova on March 2, 2011 at 9:27 AM||comments (0)|
If your goal of attending any professional event is job search networking, before you commit to attend, first determine if there will be a ‘buyer’ for your pitch. In short, when people are attending these events are they in the ‘mindset’ to network. If they are not, then no matter what the pitch – it’s tough to get through.
For more detail on which types of events offer the best networking, please see “Networking Events &...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ted Canova on March 2, 2011 at 9:16 AM||comments (0)|
How many hoops can companies make someone jump through to get hired?
I’ve written in the this space a number of times about the unfair practice of employers refusing to hire the unemployed. Indeed, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission held hearings on the matter a couple of weeks ago.
But now, it turns out, many companies are refusing to hire smokers.
Let me be clear, I find smoking distasteful, a scourge to health care and I’ve never met a tax on ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Ted Canova on February 26, 2011 at 10:48 PM||comments (0)|
Here are ten tips I’ve picked up to make my meetings more productive:
One: Start each meeting by stating the purpose for meeting – sets the table for the whole meeting
Two: Do a time check after you state the purpose – so you know how much time you have
Three: Save the idle chit-chat to the end, they have agreed to meet and help – use the time wisely
Four: Start with how you can help them – to show this is a tr...Read Full Post »