Build and cultivate genuine relationships

Every contact you need to help you discover what you want and then find the next opportunity is either in your mobile phone or your diary – or in the mobile phone or diary of your contacts. So make sure you’re building genuine relationships, ask for help and let people help you.

From careerhubblog.com

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The ingredients of a new career

When looking for a new career forget job titles. Focus instead on the ‘ingredients’ or components of roles you are looking for in a new career.

Once you do this, you open yourself up to a wider range of jobs and careers that play to your strengths and interests, many of which you didn’t even know existed.

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Buying a round

Every man should buy a round for the entire bar at least once in his life.

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Uncomfortable

If you feel uncomfortable, you look uncomfortable

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Why me?

There is no dignified way to ask why you were not invited to the party.

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First Impressions

Research shows that people decide what kind of relationship they want with you in the first ten minutes of a meeting

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Facial expressions

Always smile, sometimes nod, never wink

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Photo Op

When taking photos, put one foot slightly behind the other, centered with your spine. It forces you to stand up straight.

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Good conversation

The biggest secret to being a good conversationalist is simply allowing other people to talk about themselves.

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Choose your friends wisely.

Choose your friends wisely. You are affected far more than you think by the people you spend your time with.

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Talking a good game

It’s easy for people to talk a good game, so watch how they behave instead.

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Book Friday: The Definitive Book of Body Language

The Definitive Book of Body Language introduces body language from the point of view of business executives. The authors specialize in the use of body language for business and politics.

 From: Getting Older Stinks

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Be visual, vocal and verbal

The way we deliver our message to other people is made up of three components, called the three V’s: Visual, Vocal, Verbal. Each carries a percentage of the listeners’ perception of the total message.

From: presentation-pointers.com

Cultural norms and complements

When making a complement, be aware that in some cultures, it is considered polite to deny compliments and impolite to accept them.

From: wikihow.com

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