Friday, September 09, 2005
How to talk to anyone: ice breaker tip #1
Seems like a good topic for a weekend when social opportunities usually pile up. Though I love meeting new people, I occasionally find myself freezing before an event. It’s usually the room full of strangers that does it.
So, I collect tips on how to break the ice.
Here’s one from How To Talk To Anyone which I plan to use myself.
Job seaching over the long haul—reader’s comment
In response to my post on carrying on an extended job search, a reader wrote the following:
“I am in the Fred situation right now. Iíve been searching, on and off, for about 3 months now. I tend to check the listings when the mood strikes me but I donít even hear back when I submit a resume. The lack of response has lowered my hopes of moving out of my current job.”
Another case of searching in a very discouraging vacuum. And it’s true, many companies now have cut costs by not bothering to reply to the plethora of resumes they receive, thus extending the wait time until an applicant finally gives up on yet another attempt.
So….what to do.