Weekly Job Byte

5 Steps To Creating A Pitch-Perfect Elevator Pitch

Few people love developing an “elevator pitch” even though they may recognize their need for one and the importance of having a well-crafted one. I volunteer for a group of job seekers who meet every week, and no one enjoys the process of introducing themselves to a roomful of strangers. In fact, I know that some people try to sneak in after they think the introductions will be over, or they skip the meeting altogether rather than struggle through a 30-second self-introduction to a room full of self-appointed critics. Read More.

9 Networking Tips For Very Shy People
I often joke that I am the only introvert in marketing. I marvel at people who can enter virtually any networking situation and be elected prom king and queen by evening’s end. I used to hate events where everyone was new to me. But I made myself attend and slowly grew more comfortable.

These days, I can’t say that I love such occasions, but I’ve learned to appreciate them and make the most of each opportunity. If you’re like me, try getting past your networking demons by considering these nine tips. Read More.

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Job Loss and Unemployment Stress
Losing a job is one of the most stressful life experiences, so it’s normal to feel angry, hurt, depressed, scared, grief at all that you’ve lost, or anxious about what the future holds. Job loss and unemployment involves a lot of change all at once which can rock your sense of purpose and self-esteem. While the stress can seem overwhelming, there are many things you can do to take control of the situation, maintain your spirits, and come out of this difficult period stronger and more resilient.

Why is job loss so stressful?

Our jobs are much more than just the way we make a living. They influence how we see ourselves, as well as the way others see us. They give us structure, purpose, and meaning. That’s why job loss and unemployment can be so stressful. Read More.

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