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  • Body Language
    Our body language signals to others what we actually feel, versus what we are verbalizing. People form an impression about you based on what your body demonstrates. Find out the do’s and don’ts to convey the message you want to send.
  • Establishing Your Reputation
    To be successful in your career, you must demonstrate your competence and character. In other words, people must know they can trust you. How do you build that trust? By consistently showing others that they can count on you. You become known as the person who gets things done, or is accurate with small details, or one who is always prepared. This is your reputation. Read tips to help you establish a stellar reputation.


  • Conversation Openers
    You are in the car, on your way to a networking event. That old familiar fear keeps popping up. “What will I say when I meet somebody?” you ask. Prepare for the event before you go by developing some conversation openers.
  • Network Your Way To Success
    Read this article, written by Marcia Hall, which appeared in the June 2005 edition of the Capital/Gazette Publication, Anne Arundel County Business Break. Learn the keys to successful networking.
  • Tips for Introverts
    According to several studies, facing a room full of strangers is as stressful as public speaking. Coming into a room where you don’t know anyone and where you feel awkward approaching others can be difficult. Even if you are shy, you can learn the necessary skills to deal with anxieties about networking.
  • What Great Networkers Do
    What traits and skills do people who have mastered networking possess? Read this article by networking experts, Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon, co-founders of Contacts Count and co-authors of Make Your Contacts Count.
  • Networking Tips
    Learn the tips that really make networking effective from experts Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon, co-founders of Contacts Count and co-authors of Make Your Contacts Count.


The sites listed below will help you with your job search, transition from college to work, internships, and advice about careers and graduate school.  Use all Internet sites with care.


  • Internships and part-time and full time jobs posted by state, career resources, post resume

Ask the Headhunter®

  • Can post job search questions that are answered online.


  • Post resumes, job seeker advice and articles, notification of career fairs, job alerts via email.

  • Employment search engine for the United States. Allows you to search jobs listed on company sites without having to go to each site individually.

  • Job search, resource lists

  • Job search advice, career resources such as short term medical insurance information,  help with resumes/cover letters, employer research, job postings.

  • Site for college students and recent graduates, ask the experts, thoughts from recent graduates, job search.


  • Job search by industry and state, resume posting, calculate salaries.

  • Recommends best sites for job openings, where to post resume, get salary information and research companies.  Site supplements What Color is Your Parachute, by Dick Bolles.

Job Search

  • Job search newsletters and career columnists appearing in magazines and newspapers.  Can ask questions.  Current job search trends and career advice.


  • For college students and new college graduates.  Job search advice, employer search, salary information.  Owned and sponsored by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

  • Career advice and assistance including virtual interviews, job profiles, salary negotiation tips, resume/cover letters.  Can post resume.  For internship information go to

Quintessential Careers

Includes a link to, which is a comprehensive site for college students.

  • Job search articles, career related advice, resumes, cover sheets, job board.

The Riley Guide

  • Lists many job search sites and services.

  • Most complete guide to information about Self -Improvement, Personal Growth and Self Help on the Internet. It is designed to be an organized directory, with articles and references to thousands of other Web Sites on the World Wide Web.


  • Graduate school information, job search, surveys, job advice, links to Vault Europe
    and Vault Asia.

Working Smart

  • Free weekly tips and articles to support and motivate you once you are on the job.  Tool kits also available.


Reputation COUNTS
Marcia Hall
The Reputation Pro

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