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Networking: The Art of Self-Promotion

When the subject of networking and self-promoting is raised, many envision professionals doling out business cards and endlessly attending business functions. But in its purest sense, networking isn’t about landing a job. It’s about nurturing relationships that could be beneficial to you in the future and promoting yourself in both a personal and professional sense. One of the best ways to do this without seeming forced and coming off as desperate is to focus on your passions. These could be related to your field, a current event, or a personal cause. When you approach people on the basis of what you’re passionate about, it will make networking more natural and enable you to communicate with confidence and sincerity. More...

The Whys and Hows of an Effective Thank-You Letter

Writing a thank-you letter after an interview is not just polite – it can make or break your chances of getting the job. So why is it that a recent study found that only one in five job seekers takes the time to send thank-you letters? In other words, a staggering 80% of all candidates are not taking advantage of this simple yet highly effective means of shifting odds in their favor. If you are a part of this majority, now’s the time to stop making this career faux pas. This article will not only show you why it’s to your advantage to always send a thank-you letter, we’ll also show you how to write one that effectively gets your message across. More...

101 Smart Questions to Ask on Your Interview

by Ron Fry
Thomson Delmar Learning, 192 pages, $9.74

The interview is going great. You’ve built up a rapport with the person interviewing you and you’re beginning to get excited about working for this company. Then comes the dreaded moment, possibly the hardest question you’ll ever face. “Do you have any questions for me?” Unless you’re prepared and have done your homework, you could easily go blank at this critical juncture. “Do you have any questions for me?” is a test that you must pass if you want to land the job. 101 Smart Questions is a tool to help make sure you do pass. It will give you questions of your own that will make you feel that you are in charge and prepared to shine. More...

Question posted via AppleOne's Networking Discussion Boards:
I shall be visiting Appleone tomorrow for the first interview with them. However I have no clues what this interview is going to be like. What can I expect from this interview and after that? And who would be interviewing me?

Answer: You'll first meet with the Office Coordinator for that branch. This is the person at the front who will greet you when you come in. That person will help you to complete your paperwork. If you've already completed the AppleXpress on-line application, then it should just be a matter of signing the forms that will be printed out for you. More...

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