SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR SHY PEOPLEWritten by Regina Stevens
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One thing I learned is that you have to keep in constant contact with your contacts. You must ensure that you remain familiar to them and you will get positive feedback. You might even find yourself deciding to work for yourself with arsenal of contacts you find.
I have written a 9-page e-doc called, "Social Networking: Various Ways to Find Job Contacts in Atlanta, Georgia". In this e-doc I have written about various ways to network without attending group networking meetings and I have given you a list of contacts to use and links to sites that will give you more information. Two things to keep in mind with this e-doc: 1) you must be willing to use my methods, and use them constantly and 2) keep a spreadsheet or database of your contacts so you can follow up with them. You must also remain positive that you will find a job. Be as positive as possible when contacting people. It is much easier to describe your qualifications when you are comfortable.
My methods do not guarantee you a job, but it sure does give you ideas. I am hoping that information contained in e-doc will help you as much as it has and still is helping me. I would also like to hear your comments after you have tried out various methods.
This article was written by Regina Stevens, owner of Information Technology Job Seekers - Atlanta (http://itjsatlanta.com). If you would like to send comments, email the name of the article and where you found the article to articles[@]itjsatlanta.com. Take the brackets out before sending me an email.
Yes, I've Had Gaps In My Employment History--What Can I Do About It?Written by Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A.
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5. By making sense of these gaps to and for potential new employers, you can capitalize on them to present yourself in a new light. Example: If you started a home based business while you were unemployed, but it failed, you can still be known as someone willing to take risks; someone who can see failure as something to not be ashamed of. How many employers could sympathize with you? Many, I would guess. Failing and learning from it, is a SKILL.
6. Put those unemployment gaps together Mr. or Ms Job Seeker as if you had found gold on a scrap heap. The gaps still represent you, put them in your resume and use them in an interview.
7. You might want to do these differently on your next "not working gig". Put yourself to work on your self, next time around!
Marilyn J. Tellez, M.A. Certified Job & Career Transition Coach Phone: (509) 469-3514 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.doitnowcareers.info