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8 essential tasks before a conference to maximise the return on your time investment

Attending conferences means a large time commitment from you. Often one which your billable time targets can’t afford. However, hard-to-reach decision makers and incredibly well-placed introducers often attend conferences. Being there as well may be your best chance to meet these people face-to-face. With planning, a big conference may turn into the only big business development …

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4 tips to help take the stress out of doing verbal and numerical reasoning tests

One element of the partnership admissions process, particularly if you are a lateral candidate, is verbal and numerical reasoning tests. These are normally nothing to be feared. If you haven’t done any verbal or numerical reasoning tests for a fair few years, these can become a very stressful part of the whole partnership admissions process. …

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5 things every job seeker needs to know about using social networking to find your next job

Autumn St. John is the content manager for Position Ignite, a website which offers a more inspiring, fun, insightful and creative approach to career support. In this blog post she looks at using social networks to job hunt. It’s a nice idea: getting a new job, or at least an interview, from the comfort of your own …

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Is your on-line presence hindering your job search?

Autumn St. John is the content manager for Position Ignite, a website which offers a more inspiring, fun, insightful and creative approach to career support. In this blog post she looks at online reputation management – essential for today’s savvy joined up networkers. Do you know the extent of your online presence? Are you happy with what …

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5 ways to tweet your way to referral success

To tweet or not to tweet, that is the question? With apologies to Shakespeare, that is the question, which many accountants and lawyers are pondering. Is Twitter a waste of time or a serious business marketing tool? In my opinion, and that of the managing partner with whom I was lunching yesterday, the answer is …

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Should you ‘fake it until you make it’?

One of the many pieces of advice you will hear about creating your brand and reputation is to ‘fake it until you make it’. This advice is from the school of thought that suggests if you say you are something, then this is the necessary first step to you, and others believing that you are …

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Have you ever mapped out your ideal network?

Whenever I run a networking workshop I always ask my delegates to literally map out their ideal network. I find that this exercise really helps delegates focus on WHO they want to meet, and how these people are going to help them achieve their business and career goals. This may sound rather calculating or manipulative. …

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Is LinkedIn a numbers game

I’ve often wondered whether LinkedIn is a numbers game. My networking methodology and philosophy is firmly centred in relationship management. So, surely LinkedIn should be used to deepen and strengthen relationships rather than building up a large number of connections? But I see others talking about how LinkedIn is a numbers game. With nearly 1000 connections on Linkedin,   I …

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Working the room, again?

There are many articles out there on how to grow your business via face-to-face and on-line networking. However, there are not many articles that go into the nitty-gritty of how you ‘work a room’ at a face-to-face networking event. Let’s face it, face-to-face networking can be very daunting. There are many simple ways that you …

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Don’t forget to check your appearance before you go out – both physically and virtually

In all honesty, I’m not quite sure how many seconds it takes for someone to form an often lasting first impression of you. All I know is the answer is not very many. Most people when they go out networking are used to checking their appearance before they leave. Well, if you are like me …

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