Motorbiking Around the World/Granddaughter of Harley Davidson
Friday, June 6
12 - 1 p.m. (PT)/3 - 4 p.m. (ET)
A Live & Online Broadcast
For Beyond 50's "World Travel" talks, listen to Emilio Scotto who broke world records motorbiking around the globe twice. He has many fascinating stories to tell about his adventures. Afterwards, Jean Davidson, the granddaughter of the Harley Davidson motorbike empire will share about her family's business and the values they lived by to become a world leader in their industry.*
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Networking Your Way Into the Hidden Job Market
More than 80 percent of job openings go unadvertised and 1 out of 1,500 resumes results in a job offer. For Beyond 50's "Career" talks, listen to Katherine Hansen of Quintessential Careers, a nationally renown expert on best networking practices that are currently the most effective (like using online social networking) and conducting informational interviews so that you can get work faster. She'll add some other suggestions to try that have proven to be successful for job seekers.
To Hear the Past Recording, Click on This: Episode 14
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A Foot in the Door: Networking Your Way Into the Hidden Job Market
The following are ideas from Katharine Hansen's book, "A Foot in the Door: Networking Your Way Into the Hidden Job Market."
Besides Doing Information Interviews, Here are More Ways to Network:
- Use a Networking Card - It's exactly like a business card, but for people not currently employed. It contains all the information about how to contact you. Instead of listing your job title and where you work, it lists your area of expertise and what you have to offer.
- Your Online Presence - Enhance your presence on your own website with such ancillary components as an online portfolio (including your resume) and a blog. A portfolio shows employers that you are technically savvy, open to new trends, and poised on teh cutting edge.
- Go on Online Communities - The are among the networking's fastest-growing trends. About 65 percent of business professionals use these communities, of which 35 percent use them for job seeking. Among the more well-known of these networks are LinkedIn and Ryze.
- Join Online Discussion Groups - There are special interest groups. To find an online group to match your interests and situation, it's easy to start your won at sites like Yahoo! Groups and ezboard.
- Some Top Networking Hotspots - professional organizations, volunteer organizations, charity and fundraising events, civic and community groups, religious community, golf course, health clubs, political campaigns, chamber of commerce, your hometown, airplanes, favorite watering holes for your dream company/industry, toastmasters, weddings, cocktail parties, cruises, conventions and trade shows, book clubs, training and continuing education programs, college conferences, organizations and events dedicated to networking, newspaper business section, on the sidelines of children's sports games, clubs catered around hobbies, wine tastings, investment clubs, coffee shops, computer users groups, and more.