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So, why should I be Linked In?

February 16, 2011 |

By Sharon Graham. When I tell six-figure professionals that LinkedIn has more than 100 million members  and growing [edited] – and that this covers 200+ countries in the world, I am often asked, “Then why should I bother? How is anyone going to find me in a membership field of that size?” The best reply is usually another question: “Executives from all Fortune 500 companies are LinkedIn. Shouldn’t you be, too?” Having said that, there are ways to optimize your presence and harness the power of this online networking tool.…

Landing Sales

February 2, 2011 |

By Stephanie Clark. I’ll admit it; “sales” is not my strength. I love to write and was lucky enough to discover that I know how to interview and am a skilled strategist. But selling is another field of study, and a talent that I was not blessed with. Yet, if I am to keep my business going – sell I must. So sell I do. A large part of the art of sales is attitude. (This is also exactly what I tell my interview coaching clients.) Don’t fear rejection. An…

Choose Your Clients

January 19, 2011 |

By Stephanie Clark. Living in the country means getting used to bugs. With the Saugeen River close by, last summer I shared my space with countless varieties of flying insects including mosquitoes. I’m not sure what unknown quality I possess, but I am mercifully spared most mosquito bites – unfortunately, my husband is not. They swarm his face and neck and drive us home, or at least out of the woods. Rejection can be a blessing! And it is so with clients as well. Not every contact, referral, or inquiry…

Help With Business Decisions

January 6, 2011 |

Options and choices abound and can lead to paralyzing indecision. Help often comes from generous colleagues.

Working a Job Fair

November 24, 2010 |

By Stephanie Clark. For four years, I have volunteered at the Halton Region Job Fair providing free resume critiques – for the last three with fellow CPC-er, Elizabeth Grin of Sunshine Design. Everyone loves “free” and the line-ups are incredible! My husband, Richard, is the congenial gate-keeper and he has the difficult task of turning away a lot of people. We always end up staying longer, so as not to disappoint the last few. This year, on my way home from the job fair, I jotted down a few ideas…

Immigration and Innovation

November 10, 2010 |

Position your business for growth with proactive strategies that respond to marketplace trends.