CE&D Weekly Newsletter

Week of November 6th, 2013

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You Can Always take a Different Approach....

Pepsi Max Commercial - Eliminating Your Competitors at Job interview

Fun App of the Week

Running out of cooking ideas? Eating pasta four nights a week? Download "Food Network In the Kitchen," free from the Apple app store, to learn more great recipes

Etiquette Tip of the Week

The Etiquette Tip of the Week often covers networking, how to start a conversation and how to keep a conversation going. Someone asked the logical follow-up: "How do you end a conversation?"

When your conversation has run its course, you have exchanged business cards or decided (not out loud) it is not worth exchanging business cards, how do you move on to the next person? Reach out your hand to give a parting handshake and say one of these or a combination of these:

"It was a pleasure to meet you."

"I enjoyed speaking with you."

"Thank you for taking the time to speak with me."

"Thank you for your time."

"You have an impressive background and I enjoyed hearing about it."

"Enjoy the rest of your evening." or "Enjoy the rest of the convention (or event name)."

"Thank you for your business card...may I follow up with you next week?"

"Good luck to you."

"I wish you the best."

I have said this before -- many articles on networking advice are written by people who never leave their homes. They will say, "Scan the room for the power players." I can tell you from experience, if you limit yourself in this way, you may be passing up fruitful opportunities. Never underestimate anyone at a networking event.

Giving credit to the Culture and Manners Institute at http://www.cultureandmanners.com/

Fun Website(s) of the Week

GIF Me a Job - www.gifmeajob.com

A humorous look at the world of job-hunting. When times get tough, go to this website.

In a more practical sense, check out the website www.jobsminer.com self-proclaimed as the "first job search engine covering all social networks."

Liberal Arts Career NetWORK - LACN

LACN is another online web job posting service. Here, Denison and a collaboration of other select Liberal Arts colleges work cohesively to post more opportunities that are outside of each school's own web portal.

LACN can be found on the home page of DULink. Located mid-way down and directly to the left. Further questions about DULink or LACN? Please contact the career team. Contact information is below.

Save The Date!

12-1 p.m. Curtis Dining Hall

Leveraging Social Media
4:30 p.m. 115 Burton Morgan

Internship Info Session
4:30 p.m. 115 Burton Morgan

12-1 p.m. Curtis Dining Hall

Comfort Zone
2-4 p.m. in CE&D

Comfort Zone
2-4 p.m. in CE&D

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