Whether you’ve been laid off, downsized, quit due to frustration, forced out or you’re absolutely miserable in your current situation – if you’re looking for work, you probably know how difficult it is to find a good job, especially these days. When the market is this competitive, you need every advantage that you can get so it’s time to boost your resume, learn how to interview and start hitting the pavement. Here are ten tips to get you started:
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- Every company has its own style and procedures for the hiring process – make sure you learn it and follow it.
My first “Ten things you should know about…” post is on (big surprise) Public Speaking. It’s the number one social fear and many people fear it more than death. Yet, there are people out there that you’ve probably never heard of that are getting paid over $10,000 to give a two hour presentation.
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- The only way to overcome your fear of public speaking is to actually get up and speak.
- There’s a lot of bad advice out there related to public speaking – and some of it even makes it into best selling books.
A couple weeks back I pointed out some excellent websites by people who I feel really know their stuff about speaking. These folks are not only speakers that speak about speaking (I know, that sounds confusing) but their material is good — in other words, if you follow their advice you’ll become a better speaker.
There’s another site I wanted to share with you by someone who knows a lot about things that can go wrong during a talk. Lee Potts writes a blog called “Breaking Murphy’s Law” where he shares advice, tips and stories to help presenters avoid making those critical mistakes. I first “met” Lee back when I hosted a blog carnival; he was the first one to submit a post for the first carnival I did. He’s got a lot of great information on his site, so check it out.
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