COVER STORY CM's Publisher talks with networking guru, George C. Fraser about Power Networking and how to identify, engage, and connect with others on a personal, operational and stategic level. Fraser also sets the record straight that networking is NOT about "getting something." Networking is giving and adding value to the lives of others.
IN THIS ISSUE...PAGES 18-23 4 EDITORIAL PAGE Meet CAREER Magazine 6 PUBLISHER'S PERSPECTIVE Power UP your Network! By Stephanie C. Harper, PHR 7 PUBLISHER'S PAGE Books Are A Business 8 YOUR VOICE IN PRINT Reflections and Reactions The Business of Being a Mom
15 EXCELLENCE MATTERS Keys to Success Equal Excellence By Robin M. Ware, CMP 17 ASK THE EXPERTS / Q&A How to price my services? How to re-enter the workforce ? 24 CAREERS AND CHRIST Hearing from God By Stephanie C. Harper
26 FAVOR FOR YOUR LIFE You Never Know? 9 CAREER MAKEOVER 10 Must Have People for Your Net- By Pastor Reginald Brown work 27 CAREER TIPS By Tai Goodwin Help or Hurt? : Networking Sites 10 BLACK AND WHITE TERMS By Traci Morgan Networking , Neck-working & and Netweaving? 5 Simple, Smart and Free Ways to 11 BUSINESS OWNER BOOT CAMP Grow your Network Social Employment Screening? By Biba Pedron By Ted L. Moss, CCP 28 MOMENTS OF MOTIVATION 12 BUSINESS AS USUAL Hook Up vs. Connection? By Anetra Henry-Hunting 13 SPOLIGHT ON SUCCESS Meet Pam Perry Ministry Marketing Solutions
Pain is Preparation By Christopher Williams 29 JUST THE FACTS Top 50 Websites for Professionals
30 WORKPLACE AND CAREER SUCCESS Embracing the "I" in TEAM 14 HR NEWS Tax Credits: Hiring the Unemployed By Treivor Branch, MSP, CPC By Stephanie C. Harper, PHR CAREER Magazine | May / June 2010 | 5
31 OFFICE TIPS Video Marketing for Stay At Home Moms By Lucinda Cross 32 SPOTLIGHT ON SUCCESS Meet K.B. Whitaker Author 33 I LIVE ONLINE If I Wanted to Hire you, Could I Find You? By Jim Stroud 34 JUST THE FACTS II Networking 35 LIVE AFTER LAYOFF Health Insurance for Laid Off Workers By Otis Collier 36 COMPENSATION CORNER Federal Hire Act Stimulates Job Growth By Niakesha Woodley, MHRD 37 PAY IT FORWARD Did You Say Netweaving? By Bob Littell CAREER Magazine (a StephanieHarper.com Publication) is a green publication written by career industry professionals for job seekers (employees, employers and entrepreneurs. Published bi-monthly, no part of CAREER Magazine may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means without the written permission of the Publisher. The opinions expressed by our contributors are not necessarily those of the Publisher. All articles are intellectual property of CAREER Magazine and/or its contributors. All rights reserved. Copyright 2008-2010.
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POWER is the ability to influence the attainment of goals of an individual or a group. Power is not a characteristic of any one individual, rather, it is defined in terms of relationships and transactions between people. When it comes to employment and entrepreneurship, it is essential to know the power of your network. It’s been said, “it’s not what you know but who you know!” I would like to add that it’s also what they know about you. The reason being is people do business with people they know, like or trust and to have a strong network, people have to do just that, know, like or trust you.
NETWORKING is a supportive system of sharing information and services among individuals and groups having a common interest . Understanding the definition of networking is crucial because there are some key words in this definition that people miss in their networking endeavors. Those words are "sharing information" and "common interest". Too often people say “I got NOTHING from that event!” so I ask, “What were you offering?” and I get a puzzled look. The problem is people approach networking tuned into WIIFM (What's In It For Me?) and the networking experience is a lost battle before it begins. The reality is nothing from nothing leaves nothing - - if you are not bringing anything to the table, you should not expect to take anything from the table. This issue of CM is vitally important to your future. It's about networking, neck-working, and netweaving, concepts that when understood properly can power up your network ensuring a bright future. I'm so very excited about having the opportunity to power up your career, your business and ulltimately your life with information and education that you can use today for a better tomorrow. It's time to move into the next dimension and become the creators of your worklife. It's true, the power really is within, it's just waiting for you to plug into the right power source! LETS GO! POWER UP!
Stephanie C. Harper, PHR, CCP, CHRM Author, Career Expert, Speaker, Radio Host Publisher, CAREER Magazine CAREER Magazine | May / June 2010 | 6
Detroit Free Press recently called her "a marketing whiz on an almost immortal mission." Known as the "connector and PR coach," Pam Perry knows how to pull the right people together for the right project at the right time and garner the right publicity. Her public relations and advertising career spans over two decades. Perry is the founder of BART (Blacks in Advertising, Radio & Television), a nonprofit networking organization for African Americans in the media. Over a ten-year period, the organization hosted career conferences, award programs honoring African American heroes in the industry and organized professional development meetings. She is a past winner of the "One to Watch" Award from the American Women in Radio and TV â€“ Detroit Chapter and jointly won an Emmy for her work as a producer for "The Edge with Jeffrey Miller. "One of the nation's foremost experts in the African American Christian market, Perry is the chief visionary of Ministry Marketing Solutions, Inc. The public relations and marketing consulting firm which opened in 2000. Some of her clients include authors Bishop Thomas Weeks, Bishop T.D. Jakes, Bishop Donald Hilliard, Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook, Dr. Pat Bailey and Pastor Bill Winston. A consummate communicator, Perry has taught journalism and penned columns for the Michigan Chronicle/ Michigan Front Page and currently is a columnist for Keeping Family First online magazine and on the board of Inspired Living magazine. Her work has also appeared in Gospel Today magazine, The Detroit News, The Detroit Free Press, CBA Marketplace Magazine, Precious Times Magazine, Christian Covenant News and The Christian Communicator. Her passion is Christian books and assisting writers become authors through the American Christian Writers Association where she is president/founder of the Detroit Chapter. As a book publicity coach, she hosts weekly teleconferences on various PR/marketing topics with self-published authors and provides PR counsel to ministries nationwide and trains church marketing staffs. She is also the author of: Quick & Easy Ministry Marketing Solutions - 115 PR tips to brand your ministry.
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