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Professional Skills 101: Understanding the Employment Market for First-Time Entrants

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Jumping into the job market? Ready to embark on your new professional career?
Get the facts and the tools to stay ahead in the game.

With 244,000 new jobs added to the US economy in April, now is the time to get prepared. Whether you are looking for your first job, transitioning back to the full-time workforce after an extended hiatus, or just want helpful reminders of the basics for succeeding in the job market, Professional Skills 101: Understanding the Employment Market for First-Time Entrants can help you avoid the most common mistakes when trying to jump-start your career.

In this professional skills primer, you will learn:

  • The power of using social networks to get opportunities
  • Proper business etiquette over the phone and in email
  • How to organize your job search and networks in Excel
  • Tips for navigating office communities

...and more key skills many new professionals do not have.

The National Hispana Leadership Institute's webinar Professional Skills 101: Understanding the Employment Market for First-Time Entrants was presented on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 1pm (EST). Learn what the research is saying about why new professionals, especially young women, are not getting as far as they could and walk away with the skills that will help you shine in this economic market.

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This webinar was presented by Lisette Nieves, the Belle Zeller Distinguished Visiting Professor in Public Policy at the City University of New York, Social Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the leading nonprofit incubator Blue Ridge Foundation, and 2010 NHLI Alumna.


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