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Hey, many bigtime thx Kelli!

Love the idea of the "elevator" or "into" speech...makes sense to be as prepared as one can possibly be!

What do other folks think?

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5/11/09 2:36 P

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I finally got a chance to gather some of the information together. Here are some websites that may offer new help:

Interview tips, resume and coverletter info and networking
www.bethelcollege.edu/services/caree
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www.iusb.edu/~sbcareer/network.shtml

This one has an interview stream available for you also. careercenter.nd.edu/

I went to a meeting today in Elkhart and they mainly stressed the importance of betworking, more specifically, LinkedIn and how most of the jobs these days are not posted but rather come from people you know. They mentioned making the 100 people list and starting with those.

Also, discussed the "elevator speech" where you have your "into speech" down in 10-15 seconds. Something that will introduce you to others, tell them what you are looking for, yet in a way that makes you stand out but not drag on. It must be short and to the point. The people that practiced there's seemed way too long and I felt I lost track of what they were saying after the initial, "My name is....,".


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5/5/09 8:39 P

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Thx for the offer, Kelli...Is the info specific only to this area (IN) or might there be some generic aspects / application that could be helpful to many...?

Might want to share just in case...?

Just a thought,

Don

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Thanks for the info. Just wondering if any members are from Elkhart or St Joseph County, Indiana? If there are, I have some local info on networking that I would be happy to share with you. I just got back from a networking seminar at my Church.

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Wow, I wish it was easy to have job offers and leads like that. :) I posted about it on my Facebook and such, and although I got a few leads from friends, most of it was the name of the company they worked for that had a job board.

Get to it! "The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience..."-Eleanor Roosevelt
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5/5/09 9:30 A

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Hello all!

Found this article while reading the San Diego paper on vacation:

www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009
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Of course this shouldn't come as TOO much of a surprise to us members of SparkPeople... :-)

Don

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