How To Get Over Your Fear Of Networking

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Does the thought of entering a crowded room filled with strangers give you anxiety? Does it make you feel overwhelmed? Networking is a fear many people share. Some would even say it’s one of the scariest steps of finding a job. Whether it’s getting freaked out by small talk or the fear of forgetting someone’s […]

How To Use Relationships and Referrals To Get A Job

Get Ready. Identify what you want to achieve from networking. Are you exploring a new field or just want to learn about it? Do some homework first – research the field, read up on organization websites, and join a professional association so you can be conversant and professional with your contacts. Don’t waste people’s valuable […]

How To Become A Master of Networking

Be Open And Genuine You want people to like you and connect with you because you’re being genuine. Develop a curiosity for others and be open to new relationships where value can be found without letting your ego get in the way. Let people know the impact they’ve had on you. Forget The Elevator Pitch […]

Ways To Improve Company Culture

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No matter the size of your company, its industry or your budget, certain environmental and behavioral changes are almost guaranteed to improve your team’s creative output, attract the right talent and ultimately move your company beyond what you can even imagine today. Build an inspired workspace. It all starts with the workspace. In today’s design-centric, […]

5 Ways to Improve Your Resume

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1. CUSTOMIZE FOR THE APPLICATION. Employers who are screening resumes will eliminate any of the generalized resumes submitted. Offer only specific qualifications you have to best perform the job advertised. State your desired job title, for example, physical trainer, and then make all content relevant to performing that job. You should use a customized resume […]

The Correlation Between Kindness & Success For Your Business

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All businesses can benefit from giving back to their community in a number of ways. Supporting a local charity, hosting philanthropy events, and even partnering up with various nonprofit organizations prove to be beneficial for a company’s success. Being kind goes a long way in all aspects of the world. Charitable acts should not be […]

Chicago Award Program: The Best of Business

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Annually, the Chicago Award Program recognizes top local businesses in and around the Chicago area that have demonstrated an exceptional ability to use marketing techniques to grow their company despite rough economic upheaval. This year, Alan Rasof’s company, ATR Investments, has been selected for the 2015 Best of Chicago Awards for Real Estate Agents. This […]

Online Networking Tips

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There’s no doubt that networking is one of the most beneficial things you can do to become successful in your career. And now that we are entering a digital age, online networking will play a key role in companies’ recruiting efforts, and for individuals searching for job opportunities. According to Monster.com, chairman and CEO of […]

Ways to Improve Your Communication Skills

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Being able to communicate effectively – inside or outside of the office – is a critical life skill to learn. But, unfortunately, many people do not put an adequate amount of effort into improving their communication skills due to various reasons ranging from busy schedules to being comfortable with the way they communicate and allocating […]

Tips for Owning a Successful Business

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Owning, and growing, a successful business is not as easy as you may think. Many people have great business ideas but don’t know the correct ways to go about running a business so that it can reach successful expectations. From product placement to employee satisfaction, there are many things that contribute to owning a successful […]