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7 Skills Of Extraordinarily Likable People

Jeff Haden | Posted 05.04.2015 | Business
Jeff Haden

Some people are naturally confident and self-assured. Unfortunately, I'm not one of them -- and possibly neither are you. We want people to genuinely like us... but we want them to like the real us. Here are seven ways to be who you are -- and to be extraordinarily likable.

A Plea to the Women CEOs and Career Experts Who Promote 'Networking for All:' Lend the Disability Rights Movement Your Ear... and Your Advice

Sarah Blahovec | Posted 05.04.2015 | Women
Sarah Blahovec

Give the people on the bottom who want to follow in your footsteps the benefit of your advice and experience, listen to the challenges we are trying to describe to you, and help us learn how to extend resources, mentoring, and support to under-resourced populations.

The 3 Least Intimidating Yet Effective Ways to Resurrect Your Stale Network

Melissa Llarena | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Melissa Llarena

Stale networks happen when people stay employed in one industry and haven't been in touch with contacts from their prior industry.

The Worst Way To Start Your Career Search

Jill Jacinto | Posted 04.29.2015 | College
Jill Jacinto

We all need to make these career mistakes and I'm sure my initial letters were not as eloquent as I would have liked. Graduates need a wakeup call and I'm hopeful that after reading this they'll get one.

Professional Habits to Develop While in College

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 04.30.2015 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

The professional habits you create while attending college can contribute to your success in the internships you attain, the organizations you are a part of, and on the job after graduation. Here are five professional habits to develop while in college.

1 Sentence Challenge

Elliot Begoun | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Elliot Begoun

You meet someone for the first time; they ask the question, "What do you do for a living?" What is your answer? Like many, your reply might be the business equivalent of name, rank and serial number. An example of a typical response could be "I am the VP of Sales for XYZ Company."

6 Simple Tasks to Turn Your Job into a Career

David DiGregorio | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
David DiGregorio

Meeting deadlines may get you through the week but relationships and reputation are going to make you successful in the long-run. Here are six best practices for those looking to play the long-game and establish themselves as leaders in their industry.

Are You Short Selling Yourself?

Melanie Young | Posted 04.28.2015 | Healthy Living
Melanie Young

I believe everyone has a story to tell. Many have several. Just as the average person dreams 4 or 6 times a night, I think an average person can spin ...

How To Lose A Job In 10 Ways

Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams | Posted 04.27.2015 | College
Chrissy Scaffidi-Williams

As a young professional, there are things I wish someone would have given me a heads up about during the job search and interview process. Sometimes simple mistakes are putting qualified candidates at the bottom of the barrel.

Why Attending a College in a Big City Is the Fastest Way to Grow Your Career

Ximena N. Beltran | Posted 04.23.2015 | College
Ximena N. Beltran

College is an important decision. That idea is instilled in many Americans at an early age. We're told that where we go and what we study will determine the life we will lead.

You Wanna Sell Me Something On Facebook? I'm Cool With That

Hollee Actman Becker | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Hollee Actman Becker

Here's the thing: I don't want to buy your $40 facial cleanser. But I think you're pretty dope for stepping outside your comfort zone to try and sell it to me.

Does Meerkating Count as Networking?

Vivy Chao | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business
Vivy Chao

Have you ever thought about how the act of networking is actually quite unnatural? Think about it. A person needs to attend an event, with or without knowing other attendees, and act like it is normal to walk up to complete strangers, shake hands with them, and then begin conversing.

Why Execs Are Ditching The Lunch Meeting For Soul Cycle

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2015 | Business

(Reuters) - Sweatworking, the growing practice of meeting clients for a walk, a run or a fitness class, is elbowing networking out of bars and restaurants and into boutique fitness studios.

12 Tips to Network Like a Boss

Molly Borchers | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Molly Borchers

When I moved to a new city, networking helped me meet new friends. Today, networking and relationship building is more important for me than ever, whether I'm trying to find new client leads or place stories in the media for my clients.

Why Networking Should Be Your Top Priority

Holly Rust | Posted 04.17.2015 | Business
Holly Rust

Networking is by far the highest return on investment for your business. Networking is not only fun, but also essential for building your brand.

Why I Want to Have Coffee With You

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 04.16.2015 | Small Business
Sajeel Qureshi

It's funny, but the best part of my day seems to be when I have a drink, meal or any physical interaction with other people. Including those I barely know.

11 Quick Ways to Make a Lasting Impression in the Business World

Danny Rubin | Posted 04.16.2015 | College
Danny Rubin

Whether you apply for a job that's full-time, part-time or temporary, small details leave a big impression. Here are 11 more small ways to make your mark in the business world.

5 Reasons Teenagers Should Join FIRST Robotics

Natalie Kalin | Posted 04.16.2015 | Teen
Natalie Kalin

More than just the networking, though, the friends and students I have met in my FIRST robotics experience have been some of the greatest people I have ever met.

Get to Know the Custodians

The University of Central Florida Forum | Posted 04.15.2015 | Sports
The University of Central Florida Forum

In 1996, I was fresh out of college living in Bay City, Michigan, and about to begin my first year as a paid volleyball coach. I began the process of asking experienced coaches for advice on how to approach my new endeavor.

Top Networking Dos & Don'ts

Catriona Pollard | Posted 04.14.2015 | Business
Catriona Pollard

It's a great marketing tool for businesses with a tight budget. Networking events give you direct access to a room full of influential people in your industry.

Improve Your Speaking and Generate More Business

Michael Goldberg | Posted 04.12.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

I just attended a TEDx rehearsal where all the speakers (some were students, others academics) got a chance to do a practice run. As I observed their presentations, a few best practices came to mind that could help you generate more business.

It All Started With a Feather; a Networking Success Story

Michele Lawson | Posted 04.09.2015 | Business
Michele Lawson

Networking doesn't have to be filled with horror stories. Sure, not everyone is open and welcoming. You will be met with resistance from time to time and that is just the nature of the beast.

Networking 101

Jasmine Brett Stringer | Posted 04.28.2015 | Business
Jasmine Brett Stringer

Networking is probably one of the most overused words and activities in today's society but despite being over used it is the most effective way to establish and build meaningful relationships that can be beneficial both personally and professionally.

The Secret to Making Friends in a New City

Jessica Biber | Posted 03.31.2015 | Travel
Jessica Biber

If you've landed yourself in a brand new city without a single friend to accompany you, never fear. Here are seven tried-and-true ways to make friends in a new city, which I've gathered from casting my own roots in New York City, Los Angeles and Seattle.

The Datelob

Jamie Silverman | Posted 03.30.2015 | Style
Jamie Silverman

In advertising, there's something called an ADLOB. It stands for "Ad Like Object" and it's called for when we need to present something to a client that's a simulacrum of an ad without being a full on ad itself. In dating, I've discovered the need for -- and therefore invented -- a similar term, a Datelob.