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....,".
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.
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