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15 Advanced Tips for Navigating a Networking Event

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Networking is the key to getting to where you want to be.

We recently offered twenty basic tips for navigating a networking event successfully. Once you master the basics, you will want to take it to the next level.

Here are a few advanced networking tips to help you make the most of your next event:

  1. Set a goal...
  2. ...

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JobBound is Hiring: Communications / Operations Intern

Thursday, August 13, 2009

JobBound is seeking a recent college graduate in the Chicago-area to fill the role of Communications/Operations Intern.  Do you have what it takes?


Title: Communications/Operations Intern

Location: Chicago, IL

Reports to: Director of Operations

Summary
Here's the deal. We're a young, growing, aggressive company that...

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Finding a Job: It’s a Lot Like Dating

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Although the task of finding a job may seem too tough to tackle, it's really quite simple when you compare it to one of your favorite pastimes: dating.

Just like burping out the alphabet or talking about your ex at the dinner table are sure-fire ways to blow a date, there are some things you just don't want to do when...

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IN BRIEF: How To Prove You’re a Problem Solver in Your Interview

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Every company has problems. Or rather, they have "challenges" that they need to overcome. Make things more efficient. Tighten the budget. Fix a process. Improve customer satisfaction.

When you interview with a Recruiting Director, you will have an opportunity to ask them questions at the end of the interview. As I've ...

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Answering Tough Interview Questions: Difficult Situations

Friday, July 24, 2009

We recently asked our Twitter followers to tell us their most vexing interview questions.  One follower shared this nugget with us:

"What's the most difficult situation you have encountered, and how did you solve/confront it?"

This is a very common question, and you need to be able to answer it well.  I've interviewed...

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IN BRIEF: The Importance of First Impressions

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Suit coat, or sport jacket? Open, or closed toed shoes?  Clean shaven, or stick with the 5 o'clock shadow?  Successful networking can literally come down to details like these.  According to an article written by Michelle Sterling, founder of Global Image Group, the first three seconds of meeting someone is vital to...

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IN THE NEWS: Do’s and Dont’s of Finding Work in an Age of Social Media in Ad Age

Monday, July 20, 2009

I came across an interesting question for my most recent article in the 'Ask Brad' column of Advertising Age.  "How can I not Tweet my way out of a job?".  It's always important to watch your digital dirt, and be professional in any online profile.  You see, it's called the WORLD WIDE WEB for a reason.  But as long as...

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20 Tips for Navigating a Networking Event

Friday, July 17, 2009

Two out of three people get a job through networking.

Most job seekers spend the majority of their time scouring online postings and blasting their resume to job boards. Ask any hiring manager or recruiter where they find most of their candidates, and time and time again they will say through a referral or a...

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New E-Book Released Today!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Stop Job Searching, Start Networking.

At JobBound, we have helped hundreds of candidates battle this rocky job market. Especially during tough economic times, job seekers need to rely on networking to get them where they want to be. To help job seekers get hired the easier way, we have written an amazing,...

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Talking With Twitter Followers: YOUR Weaknesses

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

"What is your greatest weakness?"

Believe it or not, there is a good way to answer this question. Here are the four main points you need to discuss to show your interviewer you have control of your weakness:

  1. What your weakness is
  2. How you discovered it
  3. Why it's important to fix it
  4. How you're trying to improve upon it
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