Category Archives: Networking

4 Reasons You Need A Professional Mentor

When it comes to your career, everyone needs advice. But it’s not always easy to find honest people who will challenge you, help you and are willing to share their secret wisdom, skills, and expertise with you. In fact, PwC’s 2015 Global CEO Survey found 73 percent of CEOs said job candidates not possessing desired skills is...
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How to Make Professional Connections in Less Than 2 Minutes

Down with hours long networking events and conferences. Long live speed networking.
In our fast-paced world, efficiency and clarity are prized qualities. It's not much different in the networking world. In fact, efficient networking can help build stronger, more nuanced, longer lasting connections. Here are three tactics for leveraging networking techniques that take less time...
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Networking Mistakes That Are Killing Your Game

Most of us get as excited about networking as we do about a root canal. But the thing is, it's a pretty big deal.

There’s a not-so-secret secret to job hunting that a lot of people like to ignore: when it comes to your career, “pull” is just as important, if not more important, than...
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Read This Before You Ask Someone to Coffee

I go to a lot of coffee dates. I mean a lot. And I live in Seattle, so that's saying something. In fact, I say yes to everyone who asks me to coffee. Usually they want jobs. Often they want connections. Frequently they want ideas. But sometimes, they just need someone to listen. Looking for a job is hard...
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8 Ways to Make a Great Impression at a Networking Event

Whether you’re looking for a new job, or seeking business opportunities, networking events are a great way to create contacts in the industry. There’s no use in attending an event if all you do is spend your time checking out the array of refreshments on offer, without actually speaking to anyone. In order to make it worth your...
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The Top 10 Networking Mistakes

These common blunders ruin the experience for both you and your potential contacts.

There is a right way and a wrong way to network. If you are one of those people who hate to network and view it as phony or pretentious, then you are doing it all wrong....
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5 Types of Networking Events That Are Actually Worth Your Time

The idea of networking used to produce a physical reaction in me, similar to riding a roller coaster: sweaty palms, nervous chatter, and a slightly queasy stomach. Unless you’re a regular performer, no one relishes the idea of planting yourself in a room full of strangers and attempting to be charming—especially when your livelihood is involved! Despite...
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4 Smart Ways to Be Easier for Employers to Find on LinkedIn

1. Make your Profile complete and robust, adding your accomplishments.

If you have just a basic profile without much information, you are likely dooming yourself to oblivion. Make certain that you go above and beyond just listing your current and past employers and roles to include relevant accomplishments. Then flesh out your profile to include up...
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