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Is Your Boss an Empty Suit?

Craig Newmark | Posted 01.28.2015 | Business
Craig Newmark

Your first task after getting inside might be to determine if the boss is an "empty suit," looking good and projecting confidence and that's it. Then you decide if the culture is a fit for you.

5 Reasons Networking Is Necessary for Startups

Jose Vasquez | Posted 01.26.2015 | Small Business
Jose Vasquez

Professional networking, both online and in person, is a necessary ongoing strategy for startup entrepreneurs. While every business is unique and has different needs, building the business through networking is always a beneficial plan.

12 Small Business Tools for Smooth Sailing in 2015

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 01.25.2015 | Small Business
Alex Ivanovs

The big news were, of course, LinkedIn Pulse going public, allowing the millions of networks users to express their voices freely, connect with each other, and learn from each other.

Rinkins Report: Keys to Building Valuable Business Relationships

Zach Rinkins | Posted 01.22.2015 | Business
Zach Rinkins

Nobody wants to be used. So your networks must benefit everyone involved. Service to others and sharing resources are the glue that holds networks together. My rule of thumb is to reach out to people in your network periodically.

The "New" Rules of Networking

Michael Goldberg | Posted 01.20.2015 | Business
Michael Goldberg

If networking is important to you, no doubt you want to make a great impression, be liked by most people you meet, and have a strategy for starting, maintaining, and ending conversations.

How Spending the Night in a Homeless Shelter Made Me a Better Networker

Ellevate | Posted 01.15.2015 | Healthy Living

Last year I made a New Year's resolution to spend one evening a month doing the overnight shift in the men's homeless shelter in my neighborhood. It was an eye-opening experience from the start and one of the outcomes I didn't expect was that it helped make me a better communicator.

Networking Is a Key Strategy in Your Job Search

Rebecca Grainger | Posted 01.13.2015 | Women
Rebecca Grainger

Gone are the days where the only way of finding a new job was through an advert, or even a recruiter. With the increase in social media, companies have endless means of sourcing talent. However, one rule of thumb still applies today "it's not what you know, but who you know."

Employers Care About Soft Skills (You Should Too)

Yasmina Blackburn | Posted 01.09.2015 | Business
Yasmina Blackburn

These soft skills that employers talk to me about every single day -- that I strive to locate to add to their candidate pools -- are not skills that are necessarily taught in college. Many of these skills are inbred. Some are learned and honed. And they can make or break your career.

How Is Your Network Increasing Your Net Worth?

Ellevate | Posted 01.08.2015 | Business

Think about everywhere you go each day, and ask yourself how many missed engagements and connections are all around you? Then ask yourself, if a connection opportunity presented itself, how ready would you be?

What A 60-Year-Old Rock Legend Can Teach Young People About Crafting A Successful Career

Michael Schein | Posted 12.31.2014 | Business
Michael Schein

Reaching the pinnacle of your field is a function of getting to know the kind of people who can accelerate your growth in the shortest possible amount of time.

8 Lessons for Entrepreneurs From the Philly New Technology Holiday Meetup

David Ongchoco | Posted 12.22.2014 | Business
David Ongchoco

Last Wednesday, I got to attend the Philly New Technology Meetup Holiday Extravaganza attended by more than 150 entrepreneurs, innovators and industry leaders.

21 Ways to Overcome Networking Awkwardness

| Andrew Griffiths | Posted 12.22.2014 | Small Business

For many people, the thought of going to a networking event is akin to getting a tooth pulled. They know they have to do it, but the prospect of stand...

Diary of a Young Professional: Dang It! I Have to Network

Chevonne Harris | Posted 12.19.2014 | Women
Chevonne Harris

Whether it's speed networking, happy hour or LinkedIn meet-ups, it's all equally annoying, particularly if no alcohol is involved. But like the savvy professionals we are, we must fake it until we make it, and leave our complaints at the check-in table... or if you're like me, right here.

The Importance of Building Relationships With Professors

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 12.18.2014 | College
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

The semester is coming to a close and most college students are reaping the rewards of a semester well-spent (or not, in some cases.) Many students are reaching out for internship connections, connections that can very easily be made in the classroom.

How to Launch and Lead a Revolution While Traveling Around the Globe

John Corcoran | Posted 12.16.2014 | Business
John Corcoran

Chris Guillebeau is the most unassuming leader of a revolution you might ever meet. A prolific writer and world traveler, the soft-spoken Guillebeau is the founder of the popular World Domination Summit, a conference held in Portland, Oregon each July.

4 Steps To Building A Killer LinkedIn Profile

Next Avenue | Joshua Waldman | Posted 12.16.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Joshua Waldman As a professional LinkedIn profile writer, our company often gets clients who have been consultants o...

20 Career-Boosting Actions to Complete Before New Year's Eve

Dr. Suzanne Gelb | Posted 12.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Suzanne Gelb

But as tempting as it may be to hole up with a big mug of cocoa and pine-scented candles this December, try not to hibernate all month long. Use the next few weeks wisely -- and get a head start on your job hunt!

10 Things to Do Before You Graduate

FindSpark | Posted 12.09.2014 | College

For most people, college goes by in a blink of an eye. Through all the studying and projects, you need to make sure that you get the most out of those four years. Here are the 10 things I believe all students should do before walking across that stage and getting their diploma.

Reinventing Win-Win-Win Business Relationships

Nancy Michaels | Posted 12.08.2014 | Business
Nancy Michaels

People -- including your prospects and customers -- want to know that you care. Show them you have an interest greater than the money they are exchanging for the service you're delivering. It's about how you can positively impact their business, their customers and their lives.

Tips for College Students to Network Using Technology

Chuck Cohn | Posted 12.08.2014 | College
Chuck Cohn

Networking strategies extend far beyond simply being in the right place at the right time. They even extend beyond attending the right conferences, joining the right extracurriculars, and connecting with the right individuals at your college.

3 Bad Assumptions About Networking for Your Job Search

Susan P. Joyce | Posted 12.04.2014 | Business
Susan P. Joyce

Many job seekers have told me how much they hate networking for their job search. They don't like meeting strangers, particularly when they (and the strangers) have "an agenda."

6 Pieces of Advice on Networking From Venture Capitalist Wayne Kimmel

David Ongchoco | Posted 12.04.2014 | College
David Ongchoco

Named as one of the Top Innovators in the Philadelphia region, Wayne Kimmel, a managing partner at SeventySix Capital, recently gave a talk about startups, venture capital and entrepreneurship here at Penn.

Why December Is The Best Time Of Year To Look For Work

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 12.04.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

Savvy job-seekers might know how to write resumes and cover letters, but few are aware of this surprising fact: Contrary to popular belief, December is actually the best time of year to look for work! There are two compelling reasons why this is true.

3 Steps to Better Networking

Ellevate | Posted 12.03.2014 | Women

Networking is a great way to build your business. In fact, it's pretty much a requirement for small and medium business owners these days. And yet, so many cringe at the thought, finding it stressful, frustrating and in the end, not very helpful.

Be the Closer: How to Start and End Conversations at Networking Events

FindSpark | Posted 12.02.2014 | College

Starting and ending conversations at networking is without a doubt where most of that unavoidable networking awkwardness occurs. But it doesn't have to be that way. There's nothing wrong in going into an event with some intro and outro ideas up your sleeve.