How well you communicate is directly related to your success. Here are posts that prove this point and help you do it better!
Summary Sunday is a round up of top performing tweets and/or my favorite articles shared during the past week. These always have something to do with job search, career or both!
Choose Your Words Carefully
Don’t sabotage your success by using the wrong words or phrases. This post lists many things you may be saying that undermine your authority and credibility.
“I think,” “I feel” and “I believe”
“Just” and “I’m no expert, but … “
“Does that make sense?”
“Like,” “um,” “actually,” “pretty much” … and pretty much any other filler word you can think of.
For tips on how to eliminate these phrases, please read the full article.
Words and Phrases That Undermine Your Authority on US News & World Report On Careers by Laura McMullen
Of course you should send a thank you note/email after an interview. In case you’re not sure what to say, check out this winner. See the actual email and why it worked!
Sample Interview Thank You Email (She Won the Job!) on Avid Careerist by Donna Svei
Age Isn’t The Issue. It’s What You Are Saying
Over 40? The Major Interview Mistake You Could Be Making by J.T. O’Donnell
Keep Your Job Search Confidential
Too many LinkedIn users are unaware of the privacy settings. If you are launching a job search and you don’t want your boss to find out, read this.
Managing Your LinkedIn Settings for a Stealth Job Search on Job-Hunt.org by Ed Han
Here is an infographic featuring the 7 types of networkers you do not want to (by Gist by BlackBerry)
Almost Everyone Has Made at Least One of These Networking Mistakes—Have You? on The Daily Muse by Lily Herman
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.