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Posted July 03, 2016 by

Networking tips for introverted job seekers

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While being shy is not a crime, it is something job seekers need to overcome to network. For introverted college students and recent graduates, networking might seem impossible or intimidating when trying to find internships or entry-level jobs. However, that doesn’t mean introverts can’t interact well with people. Knowing what to do ahead of time and practicing it can make introverted job seekers more comfortable when networking. The more confident they are networking, the better their chances of learning about job opportunities, including those in the hidden job market. Peter Margaritis, Chief Edutainment Officer of The Accidental Accountant, shares networking tips to help introverts with their job search.

“Tip 1: Smile and have a positive attitude, which is displayed by projecting inviting body language, a.k.a. don’t cross your arms over your chest.

Tip 2: Ask the other person questions first after you introduce yourself to reduce the level of your nervousness. Ask questions like, where do you work and what role do you play in the organization? These are just some easy questions to start the conversation.

Tip 3: Don’t sit with or follow your network at an event. Break away and meet someone new.”

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Peter Margaritis, Chief Edutainment Officer of The Accidental Accountant

Peter Margaritis, Chief Edutainment Officer of The Accidental Accountant

Peter A. Margaritis, CPA, is a speaker, educator, trainer, humorist, and self-proclaimed Chief “Edutainment” Officer for The Accidental Accountant™. Partnering with the Business Learning Institute, his firm helps accountants and other business leaders to increase their profitability by strengthening their business success skills and improving morale through better communication. He is a member of the Ohio Society of CPAs, Georgia Society of CPAs, National Speakers Association, and the American Institute of CPAs. Peter is also the author of Improv Is No Joke: Using Improvisation to Create Positive Results in Leadership and Life. www.theaccidentalaccountant.com

Posted April 01, 2016 by

Using LinkedIn and Twitter for college recruiting

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Social media can be a valuable tool in college recruiting. With many college students and recent graduates on social media, college recruiters could find the best job candidates and learn more about them. LinkedIn and Twitter are two social networking websites that benefit recruiters. Amera Fattah, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Eventistry, discusses both sites from a recruiter’s perspective and offers advice to college students and recent grads.

“LinkedIn continues to be the top social media platform to recruit college graduates. We are surprised how many recent graduates aren’t jumping on this platform until graduation time, and that’s usually after they learn how hard it is to find good employers to work for. We recommend graduates set up their LinkedIn profiles about two years before graduation. On their profiles, graduates should note they’re seeking internships and also when they are graduating. Many recruiting firms and people working in talent acquisition in corporations will connect with recent grads and bookmark for them later.

Another common way good recruiters pickup candidate leads is on Twitter. This is usually done through content marketing, where a piece of content is put in front of the target market. Sometimes, we add a job posting on Twitter or an article such as “millennial resume mistakes,” and we pick up many leads from recent graduates seeking employment. New graduates need to keep their heads on a swivel; on social media they are going to find opportunities flashing by their faces even when they’re not looking. Ultimately, this is really how social media works when attracting college graduates for this generation. Grads may be following the Yelp \ Talia Jane trend on Twitter and then see a job posting roll through their feeds, so pay attention.”

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Amera Fattah, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Eventistry

Amera Fattah, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Eventistry

Amera Fattah is the Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Eventistry – a Metro Detroit event and creative services company. A graduate of Oakland University, she achieved her Bachelors of Arts in Communication and Public Relations with a concentration in biology. She began her career in marketing and media relations and has worked across multiple industries ranging from non-profit organizations, medical technology, real estate, and career services. She is also a board member of the The Art Experience, a non-profit organization dedicated to art therapy of underprivileged and special needs people. Amera is an avid social media specialist and has a passion for marketing, media relations, and creative services with a history of diverse work experiences and focus on millennial entrepreneurship.

Posted September 04, 2014 by

College Students, 10 Goals for You to Set in Your Searches for Jobs

As they look for jobs, college students should consider setting these 10 goals for success in the following post.

When it comes to the Social Age job search, the most successful careerists know: we must create actionable goals and milestones that equate to real progress, and eventually result in a job offer. This means your goals need to be realistic and can be accomplished within a reasonable time frame. Regardless of the stage you are at in your job

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Posted August 06, 2014 by

College Students, Want to Improve Your Ability to Network for Jobs? Tips for Success

Networking for jobs might not be easy for college students.  So for those who want to get better, the following post shares some tips for success.

Last week, while in a room with 300 strangers, I was introduced to a woman who was sharp, outgoing, and engaging. She asked really insightful, smart questions. I had her pegged: a power networker. She was clearly in her element and very comfortable connecting with strangers. But as our conversation continued, I came to learn that she wasn’t an extrovert or

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Posted July 11, 2014 by

Want to Find an Internship in Business? 5 New Opportunities to Consider

College students who want to find an internship in business should check out five new opportunities in the following post.

Featured: Featured Are you a Business major — just interested in how different companies are run? We’ve put together a list of some of the most diverse business internships on our site. Check out our Top 5 BUSINESS-oriented opportunities on the site this week. They’re all actively looking for

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Posted May 21, 2014 by

Are You a Nonprofit Internship Finder? 5 Opportunities to Consider

If you are an internship finder interested in pursuing a career in nonprofit work, the following post has five opportunities to consider.

Featured: Featured Want to launch your career AND give back? Check out these great non-profit internships for summer. They’re hiring now, so apply ASAP!1. Marketing & Event Internship — Health Child, Healthy World 2. Events & Fundraising Intern — Choice Group read more

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Posted April 10, 2014 by

Constantly Networking about Jobs for Recent College Graduates? What You Are Forgetting to Do

For those of you constantly networking about jobs for recent college graduates and not getting any results, there is one thing you might be forgetting to do in your search.  Find out what it is in the following post.

At the end of a long day at a networking event, we probably have a stack of business cards in our pocket. But when everyone is back home or in the hotel, then what? What becomes of those cards? Despite the best of intentions, eventually most look at the card pile and think “I’ll get to those later”

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Posted March 24, 2014 by

How College Students and Recent Grads Can Turn School into a Chance to Find Entry Level Jobs

While college students and recent graduates might not think they have enough experience to land entry level jobs, they can use their time in school to show potential employers what skills and experience they bring to the table.  Learn more in the following post.

Many college students and recent grads face the “I don’t have experience” dilemma in their job search. In one recent blog post I included this: Most new grads have more experience and skills than they give themselves credit for, and then struggle with turning it into value statements for employers.

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Posted March 21, 2014 by

Networked with Someone About Recent College Graduate Jobs? Follow Up with an Appropriate Email

If you have networked with someone about recent college graduate jobs, following up with them can be important to your job search.  In the following post, learn how to follow up with an appropriate email.

I made the mistake of not following up several times when I first started networking. I used to say to myself “I know they’ll contact me. I gave them my business card and told them a rock star career story that would enhance my personal brand.” As a result, no one ever contacted me. It wasn’t

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Posted March 19, 2014 by

From Start to Finish: Networking for Your Entry Level Job Search

Do you understand how to approach networking with someone during your entry level job search?  If not, the following post shares how to do so from start to finish.

For some time, career networking has been something I do on a subconscious level. No thinking, I just do it. It has become second nature. But let’s face it: this is a great question that many struggle with heading into a career networking event. So now I’m here to answer the question! In full detail, for the world

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