Don't Volunteer For Job Opportunities

Unless You Are Doing It for the Right Reasons

The job marketing is becoming increasingly competitive, and many young people are looking to volunteer just so they can fluff out their CV. They know that volunteers are always in short supply, and it's a sure way to gain some work related experience. But volunteering can be a wonderful, and fulfilling experience in and of itself. Volunteers shouldn't view this opportunity just as stepping stone towards landing a paid job. They should cherish the occasion to give back to their community, and invest as much as they can in this activity. Otherwise, their whole volunteering experience is wasted.

Despite the onslaught of social media and on line networking, 'real life' networking is still a crucial element of many companies' sales and marketing strategies. Quite right too -- there are massive benefits to be had from attending networking events. Providing you're at the right event for you. Providing you do it well.

A sales team needs to be properly equipped so you can feel confident that you are harvesting the best opportunities to ensure sales success. Don't risk missing opportunities by stopping at only going for "low hanging fruit." You'll need to harvest from the whole tree -- and for that, you need the right tools.

Despite the onslaught of social media and on line networking, 'real life' networking is still a crucial element of many companies' sales and marketing strategies. Quite right too - there are massive benefits to be had from attending networking events.

10.5 Ideas to Help You Network Your Way Through the Silly Season

How to turn those holiday parties into the real gifts that keep on giving

Here are 10 things you can do over the coming months to make sure all of the holiday gatherings you attend turn into great opportunities for you in the new year.

Twelve timeless ideas to help us all make the most of our online networking (or social media) time.

Ten Ways to Add Value to Your Network

It is less likely to add value to you until you add value to it.

If you're going to network, you should do it well. Networking is a lot more effective when you put the needs of your network before your own needs. This post gives you some easy ways to help them so they will feel great about helping you.

If you're like a lot of small business owners, independent contractors, or freelancers who are using social media as a means of marketing, you're probably pretty sick of the all of the changes -- with new updates coming almost daily, it seems that by the time you truly learn the ins and outs of one site, a whole new slew of changes have come and gone. I know where you're coming from

I attended a weekly business networking lunch at Hooters recently and it was packed. Not surprising, since they're known for great chicken wings.

The very best salespeople tell us the primary goal of networking is to connect with people who we can help. Now don't misunderstand, we network to build connections with people who can help us achieve our goals, but when we get to know them, and share our knowledge, connections and talents with them, they generally want to help us as well. And the degree to which they want to help, based on the gratitude they may feel, will be much greater. The goal is to connect with people and be of value to them first so that a mutually beneficial relationship can develop.