Networking is the broccoli of the job search; we all know it's good for you, but that doesn't mean that you enjoy it. Many young people find it difficult to speak with adults they don't know, especially when the other person may be a lot older. It can be difficult to start a conversation, but many find it's even harder to talk about themselves.
This short and powerful presentation starts with the assumption that networking is an essential part of a successful job search. It is packed with simple tips and strategies that are easy to practice and put into practical use. Even if you are a hopeless introvert and you break into a sweat just thinking about participating in a networking event, this session will get you on track to break out and build a strong network of professional contacts that will help you now and for years to come.
You will learn: * Why speaking to others is scary, and how to solve it * Three benefits of building your professional network (aside from getting a job offer) * Three essential steps to making new connections * Why the person with the most contacts doesn't usually win * One secret to make your LinkedIn profile more effective
Our presenter, Alfred Poor, Ph.D. is a speaker and writer dedicated to helping young adults succeed in the workplace after graduation, and find fulfillment in their jobs. A graduate of Harvard, he is the author of "7 Success Secrets That Every College Student Needs to Know!" He speaks with high school and college students, as well as young employees and their managers, emphasizing the important of learning and practicing "soft" career skills, not just in the workplace, but throughout their college experience. He has delivered webinars and keynote addresses at the local, regional, and national level. More information is available at www.alfredpoorspeaker.com.
Job Seeker Webinar: 3 Secrets for No Pain Networking Success