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Give the Gift of what you know: Blogging-Creative Gift Idea #6

I am so thrilled to introduce Bless Vaidian as a new member of the Careerfolk network. I was so excited when Bless told me that she loved to write because I immediately suggested that she put together some articles. In fact I even suggested that she enter her writing into the Jobmob Blogging competition. Little did I know that she would go…

The Gift of a Linkedin Connection: Creative Gift Idea #7

Don’t underestimate how you might be able to help someone by inviting them into your network. A Linkedin invitation is ideally a mutually beneficial experience; assuming that both parties are equally invested in their professional networks and they both use Linkedin. So, when you are enjoying the holiday parties of the season, go armed with your business card, and if you don’t…

The Gift of Expressing Thanks:Creative Gift Idea #6

Even though we may often get caught up in our own needs and desires, most of us do genuinely try to help others.  But do we recognize when others have helped us?  And beyond that, do we even think to thank them?  Sometimes the help we receive, an insightful suggestion, a new idea, an encouragement, an opportunity to help another which results…

THE GIFT OF INVITING PEOPLE TO EVENTS: Creative Gift Idea # 4

By Camille Kramer If you are actively in the job search you no doubt get notifications of networking events.  Hopefully you go to them, learn something from them, and make new contacts.  Why go alone? Why not always ask at least three people to join you?  These need not be good friends; they can simply be people you have met at other…

The Gift of Listening: Creative Gift Idea #2

Listening is the greatest gift you can give.  By engaging in the act of listening you are giving someone the chance to tell their story. So, in order to really engage with someone, the best thing you can do is listen. I learned this after a powerful experience with master storytellers from the organization Narativ, that there is no story without a…