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Interesting recommendations in “Get help finding a job or advancing in a tough economy” from @GailMarksJarvis’ blog “On Money” from January 24, 2011 (http://bit.ly/GWwMi) #mentor

In Gail MarksJarvis’ blog “On Money” from January 24, 2011, she had interesting recommendations in “Get help finding a job or advancing in a tough economy.” Here are the main points, but the blog has very helpful information. @gailmarksjarvisGO TO STARBUCKS OR THE GYMBYPASSING HUMAN RESOURCESINTERNET FOR RESEARCH; NOT APPLICATIONSFOLLOW THE NEWSGET DISCOVEREDTURNED DOWN FOR A JOBGET A CONTRACTMAGICAL PHRASESREVEAL BUT NOT TOO MUCHPosted via email from sue griffey's posterous

Mentor: Anne Pfitzer, Acting Director, Saving Newborn Lives (SueMentors.Blogspot.com) #mentor

Another feature of this blog is bringing you advice and perspectives from people who mentor, by answering 3 questions:What are mentees looking for?Most are looking for a job and advice about how to get one. I refer them to your [@SueMentors] favorite resources – LinkedIn, Devex, etc. Also if someone shares a CV, I will hold on to it and often even share it with a few people.What 1 piece of advice do you give every mentee you work with?It depends on what the mentee is embarking on. Often, in cross cultural settings especially, I recommend starting new work by listening a lot - figuring out who the informal opinion leaders are and engaging with them. Working through others can make it easier to accomplish goals rather than being out front all the time.For overseas junior staff, especially women, I tell them not to be afraid to express their ideas. Even if their idea is not accepted, it helps to put themselves out there to learn and develop.Why are you interested in mentoring? I have ben…

Springtime Spruce-up: Don't forget to update all aspects of you - including your brand. #mentor

If you’ve followed this blog, you know I have recommended a variety of solutions that will connect the electronic you (your web and online presence) to the real you. This goal is so that everything you communicate to people – personally and professionally – reinforces the person you are and want to be known as and remembered for.But don’t forget to keep it up to date – and springtime in the US finds many of us doing spring cleaning. So do this to your professional self as well as your house or your wardrobe.Use the checklist to check your professional consistency:-Does your professional email (the one you maintain outside of your work email) let people know it’s you?If you’re still using clover21@xxxxx.xxx, now is the time to check for your name on Yahoo, Hotmail, Google or your ISP-provided email. You can usually find some combination of:               FirstnameLastname@ Firstname.Lastname@firstinitialLastname@FirstnameMiddleinitialLastname@ When people search for you in their In Box…

Mentor: Kama Garrison, Senior Advisor at an international aid agency

Mentor: Kama Garrison, Senior Advisor at an international aid agencyAnother feature of this blog is bringing you advice and perspectives from people who mentor, by answering 3 questions:What are mentees looking for?How to do what I am doing in my job and my career.What 1 piece of advice do you give every mentee you work with?Get a specific skill set while you are in graduate school, especially taking courses on and getting experience in working with data.Why are you interested in mentoring? I enjoy watching mentees grow professionally. Though I don't seek out mentoring opportunities, I make the most of those that arrive. Posted via email from sue griffey's posterous