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10 things to avoid in a job interview

The success of your career hinges on a successful interview. With so many job seekers underestimating the importance of this stage, it’s not hard to see why so many still fail to impress.

Preparation is the key to success with anything, and a job interview is no exception to this rule. You cannot simply turn up to a job interview without any prior planning or research and hope to give it your best. Although you may have many years of work experience and have attended countless interviews, there really still is no substitution for planning and preparation. Continue reading “10 things to avoid in a job interview”

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28 ways to ask for referrals

Word-of-mouth referrals are one of the most potent forms of marketing available and making this connection work for you at events like the Curry Club can make it even more valuable. Word-of-mouth recommendations from friends and colleagues are still the most influential for gaining business. Continue reading “28 ways to ask for referrals”

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5 Top Tips for Networking

Here at Networking In The City we stage networking events for a range of business sectors across the UK. We find that our clients keep coming back to our events because they quickly appreciate the new contacts and ideas that they pick up whilst attending. But how do they make sure that they get the most out of the event? Here are our top 5 networking tips to help you make the most of business networking. Continue reading “5 Top Tips for Networking”

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How To Dress To Impress At Networking Events

This is a guest blog for Networking In The City by “the UK’s leading etiquette and royal protocol expert” William Hanson.

We judge people within seven seconds of meeting them.  That’s a fact: it’s been proved by psychologists.  We look at how people are walking, standing, how they greet us, but – perhaps firstly – what they are wearing.  We are more likely to gravitate towards those who are dressed in similar clothes to us.  The slick suited accountant is less likely to want to talk to the un-ironed t-shirt wearing media hotshot. Continue reading “How To Dress To Impress At Networking Events”

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Your LinkedIn profile will boost your chances of an interview by 71%

You could be making a huge mistake if you think your skills, qualifications and extensive work experience is going to carry you easily to an interview. There is also one more aspect which will dramatically boost your chances – and it’s a LinkedIn profile. Continue reading “Your LinkedIn profile will boost your chances of an interview by 71%”

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A guide on how to check your social media before applying for a job

Reviewing the spelling and layout of your CV is not the only thing you should check before applying for a job. Social media accounts and your general online profile are often checked by employers on receipt of a CV, and should also be inspected before you apply. Continue reading “A guide on how to check your social media before applying for a job”