Today, you’ll probably get two vivid pictures: College degrees, Bachelors’ or Master’s, are not the home run of education. Some will say that the value of a Master’s has significantly depreciated, but there is a compelling case on both sides of the argument.
We do know that job networking is essential, and the right connections will build your career for now and the future.
John Muscarello (@jmmuscarello) coaches professionals of all ages to build strong and powerful connections including employers. He is the founder of Start Networking Today, and his day job is a digital marketing and public relations specialist.
In our conversation, we discuss how anyone can be great at networking just by being yourself. I expected him to have this robust and electric personality, but really, he is pretty laid back. John emphasizes in his coaching that anyone can offer value to connect with people. He stated perspective has to do with your ability to connect with people who can help you. It is definitely worth reading his blog about how to write a “G.R.E.A.T.” thank-you note.
Jamie Broadnax (@blackgirlnerds) was my guest on episode 13, founder of Black Girl Nerds, a very popular niche site shares her experience about the job interviews she participated in and the lengthy process with a company she was once employed by. The job interviews were with a Fortune 100 company, and she thought achieving a Masters’ in marketing was enough to get the job. Jamie also wrote a blog post, Get that Job Girl, on her site to offer the help she wish she had at the time of her job interviews. There are some of wow moments you don’t want to miss in that segment. You are going to be stunned by her experiences, but you will cheer her response to it.
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