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The New Way Ahead for Women at Work: Don't Be a 'Queen Bee'

Ellevate | Posted 08.21.2014 | Women
Ellevate

I've worked with some terrific women during my career. But I've also been "Queen Bee'd," and it was one of the great surprises of my professional life.

The Art of Meaningful Mixing: How to Network Before, During, and After an Event

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 08.20.2014 | Business
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Ever feel queasy about going to an event where you don't know other guests? Talking to strangers does not come naturally to many people, but it's important to learn to do so. Social events are your opportunity to make new friends and business acquaintances.

5 Career Negotiating Tips for Recent Grads

Katie Donovan | Posted 08.15.2014 | Women
Katie Donovan

Did school teach you the skill for the job and the career center teach you how to get the first job? Yup, but most likely no one taught you about all the things that can happen in the first job. Here are five tips to help negotiate the early part of your career and beyond.

7 Networking Tips for Introverts, Extroverts And The Socially Awkward

| Christina Desmarais | Posted 08.15.2014 | Small Business

When it comes to making new connections, introverts get a bad rap, in spite of the fact that introversion and shyness are not the same thing. While ex...

Networking: The Good, the Bad and the Extremely Awkward

Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors | Posted 08.14.2014 | Business
Intern Queen Campus Ambassadors

Although networking events will never be like a comfortable night out with friends, they are still extremely important in this social workforce we are going into. You never know what the connections you make at these events can take you!

I Want To Quit!

Laura Berman Fortgang | Posted 08.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Laura Berman Fortgang

Taking your foot off the accelerator and coasting in neutral for a bit can go a long way to knowing whether to proceed and how to do so or whether to redirect your energies to something else altogether.

The 6 Networking Mistakes We Women Make

Ellevate | Posted 08.12.2014 | Women
Ellevate

Friends are great. We all need friends. But research shows that your next business opportunity is much more likely to come from a loose connection than a close connection.

7 Ways to Make a Killer First Impression

| Jessica Stillman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Small Business

"We judge books by their covers, and we can't help but do it," according to University of Toronto psychology professor Nicholas Rule. Not only do we m...

Pilgrimage to the Holy City of Copán

Marco Cáceres | Posted 08.05.2014 | Travel
Marco Cáceres

I would like to add the town of Copán Ruinas, Honduras, to the list of holy cities. Strange, you might think.

How Colleges Can Produce More Career-Ready Grads

Jessica Pliska | Posted 08.04.2014 | Education
Jessica Pliska

The value of college is more and more frequently linked to career outcomes for students, and that is creating shockwaves in higher education. It's h...

Teaching Today for 21st Century Skills

Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology
Jeanne Beliveau-Dunn

It is estimated that over the next 10 years there will be two million unfilled ICT-related jobs globally, correlating with a projected talent gap of 8...

Wake Up Call to the Honduran Diaspora

Marco Cáceres | Posted 08.03.2014 | World
Marco Cáceres

I've heard about all the corrupt governments. I've heard about the destabilizing role of the military. I've heard about the inept tax system that fails to collect needed revenue from people of influence.

Own Your Network

Joanne Heyman | Posted 08.01.2014 | Business
Joanne Heyman

So there you have it: networking is not just for extroverts. The only key is to have a clear reason to connect with someone. No acrobatics necessary.

10 Stupid Questions and Networking Faux Pas #NABJ14

Elizabeth Ann Thompson | Posted 07.31.2014 | Black Voices
Elizabeth Ann Thompson

In no particular order, here are 10 stupid questions -- yes, Virginia there are stupid questions -- and networking faux pas. These are applicable universally but overheard/developed at the 39th Annual National Black Journalists Association Convention and Career Fair #NABJ14

Mind Your Manners Tips for Effective Cross-Cultural Communications

Colette A.M.Phillips | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Colette A.M.Phillips

Communicating across cultures in the business world can often be confusing and uncertain, but it doesn't need to be. With a little bit of homework and open-mindedness you can avoid some of the pitfalls.

LinkedIn Groups You Should Join if You're Looking for a Job

Reboot Illinois | Posted 07.28.2014 | Chicago
Reboot Illinois

Here are some of the top job seeker groups you should join if you're hoping to expand your network and find a career.

Networking for Women: A New Style

Adele Scheele | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Adele Scheele

To produce anything, even a one-time salon, requires skills in risk-taking, persuasion and drive, not so common as you might think.

A Network of Friends

Ellen Goodlett | Posted 07.22.2014 | Women
Ellen Goodlett

It didn't hit me until I met a newcomer at work, a woman who had just moved to New York City from California, brand new to the industry.

Gift Giving That Won't Cost You a Dime

Tim McDonald | Posted 07.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Tim McDonald

Remember, lasting relationships start with a connection. This holds true in business networking and in our personal lives. You'll always move from connection to relationship quicker by giving a gift.

8 Knock Out Branding Ideas

Michael Goldberg | Posted 07.16.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

Effective branding takes more than just writing a clever mission statement. Like many things, branding is action speaking louder than words. A deliberate attitude. Driving a deliberate behavior.

5 Reasons Why People Do Not Want to Help You (With Your Job Search)

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 07.15.2014 | Business
Suzanne Grossman

Do you feel like you're banging your head against a wall trying to get people to respond to your requests for job search help or informational interviews?

The Untapped Potential of Teacher Networks

Nicole M. Gillespie, Ph.D. | Posted 07.10.2014 | Education
Nicole M. Gillespie, Ph.D.

Network organizations aren't created spontaneously, and many well-intentioned efforts to build teacher networks fall short of developing these characteristics. How can educators move beyond just networking to building strong network organizations?

The Alliance: The Must-Read Book of the Summer That Could Change the Way We Work

Arianna Huffington | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business
Arianna Huffington

Summertime reading recommendations are usually about escapism -- mysteries, thrillers, melodramas, romances -- meant to stand in for vacations from our everyday lives. But I'd like to add a different sort of book to your summer reading queue. While it's not escapism, it is about a departure from our everyday work lives. I'm talking about The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age by Reid Hoffman, Ben Casnocha and Chris Yeh, which just came out today. The Alliance shows how the workplace has changed in recent decades, and how these changes have broken down the trust in the relationship between employers and employees, to everyone's detriment. And then it shows a way forward so that all benefit.

3 Simple Questions for Being an Extraordinary Conversationalist

Matt Tenney | Posted 07.09.2014 | Business
Matt Tenney

By cutting to the chase and finding out what's most important to a person, you can immediately be of service to someone in a way that is very meaningful to him.

Why Being The Most Connected Is A Vanity Metric

Michael D. Simmons | Posted 07.09.2014 | Small Business
Michael D. Simmons

Being deeply connected and respected while having a high status in a single network feels good.