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10 Tips for finding that next opportunity

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A collection of 10 Tips I offered to the MISA Club at Western Washington University in May 2010.

A collection of 10 Tips I offered to the MISA Club at Western Washington University in May 2010.

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  • 1. Preparing for your career
    10 Tips for finding that next opportunity
    Taken from may 2010 presentation to WWU MISA
  • 2. #10 – Know your stuff, Be Prepared
    Know the company, product, market and people BEFORE you go to any interview – have all your tools ready!
  • 3. #9 – Be Yourself, Don’t Compromise
    Understand what makes you YOU and set yourself apart from the rest.
  • 4. #8 – Listen and Learn
    Take the time to listen to what others are telling you – learn from every experience
  • 5. #7 – Develop Communication Skills
    Speaking, Writing, and Conversation skills are core to communication. Polish up on all of them in order to connect with your audience.
  • 6. #6 – Open to change
    Things change, people change, situations change - Be open to things you many not have considered or thought of before.
  • 7. #5 – Be Generous and Give Back
    Find ways to be involved outside of the corp world. Use your skills and talents to help make someone else better.
  • 8. #4 – Build your network
    You never know when you might need your network, so always build and nurture your connections.
  • 9. #3 – It’s about the Relationships
    The best opportunities are rooted in solid relationships – which is a two-way street (get and give back)
  • 10. #2 – Find your passion
    Truly understand what makes you tick and gets you jazzed to get up everyday.
  • 11. #1 – Make It Happen!
    Create a plan and go after it - Life (and work) isn’t easy, but have the determination to Make It Happen!
  • 12. Twitter Top Tips
    I asked my twitter network for some tips and here are a handful of responses:
    @lamiki – “It’s all who you know and never stop networking”
    @shelbyhealy – “Never, EVER burn a bridge and cut yourself off at two drinks at corporate functions!”
    @The_Optimist – “Be present in whatever you choose to do”
    @remarkmarketing – “Think big and map the steps to get there. Take no B.S. Have Fun. Be Passionate”
  • 13. About Me
    Mike Jensen
    Blog: http://mikejensen.posterous.com
    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/mjtwit
    LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin/in/mjensen73