How to Network When You Aren't Sure What You Need

May 29 , 2017

Networking is something that makes a lot of people cringe—and understandably so. When people think of the word “networking,” images of forced and insincere flattery comes to mind.

Filed Under: Attitude, Networking, networking, Communication, communication, Confidence, Professional Development, professional development, relationships

10 tips to master the art of the career humblebrag

August 11 , 2016

Modesty is the best policy, right? Not when it comes to describing your professional accomplishments. Here's how to master the art of the self-promotion to advance your career.

Filed Under: Networking, networking, communication, LinkedIn, quick tips, self-promotion, Social Media, Your Career, your career

Your Community Holds the Key to Career Success

August 01 , 2016

You’ve landed your dream job. You volunteer for assignments, sign up for committees, join colleagues for happy hour. You’ve got that networking thing nailed. Right?

Filed Under: Networking, networking, new skills, Career Advice, career success, community, Volunteering, Women Leaders, your career

7 Ways To Maintain Your Professional Network Without Annoying Your Contacts

July 14 , 2016

Ever notice how moving forward in your career comes down to networking? Eighty percent of job openings are never publicly advertised, according to a 2013 Wall Street Journal article. That makes all those business cards you’ve collected and LinkedIn connections you’ve made extremely important.

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The 9 Things Your Online Professional Profile Must Have

June 27 , 2016

This is what you need to get noticed

Filed Under: Networking, networking, Job Search, job search, LinkedIn, Online Presence, Social Media

Build A Network: 5 Tips For Small Talk With Senior Colleagues

November 23 , 2015

Connecting with colleagues at work is among the best things you can do to improve your effectiveness in the workplace. And while it’s easy to lean over to Amy in the next cubicle and ask her how her weekend went, when it comes to a more senior colleague in the corner office, the idea of starting...

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10 Tips For People Who Hate Networking

September 17 , 2015

Do you associate networking with shameless self-promotion and ‘more = more’? Does that make your stomach turn? Me too!

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How to Network with Powerful and Influential People

August 10 , 2015

The single worst thing you can do when you meet a powerful and influential person for the first time is ASK for something. Yet I see people do it all the time. It absolutely drives me crazy. It's one of the reasons I wrote this article. There is a protocol that you should follow when you network...

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7 Ways To Prepare For Your Next Networking Event

August 18 , 2014

Have you ever gone to a networking event, met a lot of people, and then nothing ever resulted from it? This is a common situation, but when you are seeking to advance your career, you absolutely cannot afford to not take full advantage of networking opportunities. A study by the outplacement firm...

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Networking Rules for Job-seekers: the Good, the Bad and the Almost Perfect

September 19 , 2013

Networking is about meeting people you know who can vouch for your past performance and connect you with people you don't know.

 

Filed Under: Networking, networking, Job Search, job search