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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.

6 Ways to Make Summer Count For Your Job Search

Val Matta | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Val Matta

Summer is all about fun and relaxation, so make sure you enjoy it. But don't forget it's also a great time to build your network and possibly find your next job opportunity.

10 Simple Rules For Successful Connecting

Mark Karten | Posted 07.09.2014 | Small Business
Mark Karten

Today you just have to type a one sentence email, yet some people still don't have the courtesy to acknowledge gifts.

What They Didn't Prepare You for After College

Jasmine Crockett | Posted 07.01.2014 | Education
Jasmine Crockett

Students tend to think while in the classroom they are learning everything they need to know to be successful on their job. I have spoken to so many people who have made the statement that you don't actually learn your field until you're actually working in it.

Elevator Pitches Drive Me Crazy

Mark Karten | Posted 06.30.2014 | Small Business
Mark Karten

I guarantee you will increase your business if you clearly communicate what you do. The problem is that most people don't, wasting their time and energy unknowingly.

The Reverse Mentorship

Suzanne Grimes | Posted 06.26.2014 | Business
Suzanne Grimes

If you're ambitious, your career path will include plenty of sharp inclines, difficult decisions and mines buried in the road. Learning the hard way i...

Here's Why You Should Care About Malia Obama's New Job

Jessica Pliska | Posted 06.24.2014 | Education
Jessica Pliska

Instead of griping about how Malia uses her dad's connections to campaign donors, we should be applauding her for learning early on how to open the right doors. More importantly, we should be making sure our own children learn the same lessons.

How to Annoy Your Audience: Tips for Public Speakers

Michael Goldberg | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business
Michael Goldberg

I recently attended a Saturday morning business meeting. I went to the meeting for the sole purpose of supporting the speaker whom I met at a past conference. It seemed harmless enough!

Building Your Wedding Business: Your Network Is Your Net Worth

Renee Strauss | Posted 06.17.2014 | Weddings
Renee Strauss

Let's face it: There are tens or even hundreds of great vendors per category -- and many who never make those "lists" are incredible at their jobs. So, how do you get referrals you need to grow your business? By creating powerful relationships.

Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick: The Power of the Follow-Up

Seun Oyewole | Posted 06.17.2014 | Business
Seun Oyewole

A few days may go by without a response, in fact, many of your follow-ups may go by the wayside. It is important to remind yourself that your newly-acquired connection probably has a to-do list laden with work deadlines and family commitments.

The Ask

Kristen Noel | Posted 06.12.2014 | Women
Kristen Noel

I'd like to call attention to the nurturing of our creative and professional selves, an aspect not always so well attended to. We always hear about the proverbial "boy's club" in business, politics, and the professional arena -- can we do a sound check on our "sisterhood" -- can we say the same?

Creating a Digital Avatar with Heart: Rules of Engagement

Penina Rybak | Posted 06.12.2014 | Business
Penina Rybak

Entrepreneurship today is rife with opportunities to create, communicate, and collaborate with people in different industries and venues. Thanks to social technology, ecosystems are being defined and refined on an almost daily basis.

Four Not-So-Obvious Job Hunting Mistakes of College Students and Recent Grads

David Horen | Posted 06.10.2014 | College
David Horen

Take this opportunity to be smart in way you approach getting hired. Investing the time up front can greatly increase the trajectory of your career.

Job Search Tips for New Grads

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.05.2014 | College
Jason Alderman

To the roughly 1.6 million college graduates in the class of 2014: You have my heartiest congratulations -- and my sympathies. I graduated during the early 1990s recession when finding a decent job was very difficult, so I have an inkling of the challenges many of you now face.

5 Common Business Card Myths

Diane Gottsman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Despite our digital world, the simple business card is still an essential tool in connecting with others. To get the most out of your business card supply, you have to know how to use it to your advantage.

5 Tips For Making Small Talk Less Awkward

Kevin Kleitches | Posted 06.03.2014 | Business
Kevin Kleitches

Small talk gets a bad rap. How many times have you heard someone complain about how much they wish they could cut through all of the "filler" and just talk about what's important? But the truth is, small talk is the most important part of a conversation.