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Networking through Email We’ve talked about networking a couple of times before: beginner networking and advanced networking. Well, here we’ll get a little more specific about networking through the use of email. First (and last), remember that networking is a two-way street. This is not about making a contact so you can get something from […]

October 8, 2018

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Categories: Best Practices

How to be a Mentor The word “mentor” goes back to Homer’s Odyssey. Odysseus left his infant son in the care of a friend named Mentor. This type of relationship has grown to become the process whereby an older, more experienced person helps to guide and educate a younger person. The concept has evolved into […]

September 6, 2018

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Categories: LandaJob news

How to Change Fields or Industries These days it’s quite common for people to change jobs every five or so years. But are they changing industries? Going into a whole new field? Sometimes, yes. It takes a little more work, but it can be done. Maybe you got into a field you found you really […]

August 24, 2018

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Categories: LandaJob news

How Do I Explain a Termination at a Job Interview? Right up front. The best way to deal with this uncomfortable situation at a job interview, is to address it immediately. First of all, why were you terminated? If the company was down-sized or a product line was eliminated or the company just went through […]

August 16, 2018

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Categories: LandaJob news

How you ever asked Alexis to play a certain song? Or asked Siri for directions? Then you’ve interacted with a form of artificial intelligence (AI). AI is different from automated response programs, for example, you call the gas company and the machine is pre-programmed for a specific response based on your input. Siri and Alexis […]

August 6, 2018

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Categories: LandaJob news

Team Building ( that may actually help build teams ) Team building has been around for a long time. It’s been proven over and over that people who like each other work better as team members. Better teams translate directly into better products, more efficient processes and better bottom lines. So, how do you build teams without […]

July 26, 2018

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Categories: LandaJob news

What’s happening at LandaJob? A LOT! Transition of ownership was completed June 1 to Mark Perrin, a long-term Kansas City based advertising executive. BUT . . . Landa continues in her role as does Ralph, Kathryn and Sydney. PLUS, we have a new team member. Suzanne Wolff joined us two weeks ago as a recruiter […]

July 18, 2018

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Categories: LandaJob news

Not too long ago, we wrote about beginner networking skills. Just to refresh your memory (and, personally, mine needs refreshing about every five minutes), networking is all about building relationships and is a two-way street. With that in mind, how do we build our networking skills? Well, like anything else that’s a life skill, we […]

March 13, 2018

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Categories: Best Practices, Job Seekers - Career Development

Only if it stops you from trying! Around 75% of us fear public speaking and it is regularly ranked among the top five fears, usually right before death. Being able to deliver a good presentation is crucial to career development, especially if you want to rise within the ranks. Presentation skills are highly ranked in […]

March 6, 2018

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Categories: Best Practices

In the past, we’ve written about appropriate body language for job interviews. Now let’s talk a little about body language for networking. First a reminder: over half of what we communicate comes from our body language, so it pays to think about this. Some of these tips will be similar to what we suggested for interviews, […]

February 27, 2018

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Categories: Best Practices

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