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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
FindSpark

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
Ellevate

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
FindSpark

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.

'Tis the Season to Be Networking! How Women Can Raise Their Profile and Get Ahead

Judith Humphrey | Posted 12.01.2014 | Women
Judith Humphrey

Sure, it is often more comfortable to mingle with friends -- with the people we know. But that won't necessarily make you successful. Instead, when you walk into a room, be bold. Target the people who have influence.

Network Like a Genius: Insights From a World-Class Marketing Guru

John Bowen | Posted 11.25.2014 | Small Business
John Bowen

Marketing guru Joe Polish has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs reach enormous levels of success. I know -- I'm one of them. Joe's wisdom has been instrumental in helping me elevate my results in each of my companies.

Networking at Thanksgiving in 5 Steps

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 11.20.2014 | Small Business
Carlota Zimmerman

Whaaaat? Networking on Thanksgiving? Carlota, you (charming) succubus, you better check yourself before you wreck yourself. Thanksgiving is for emotio...

The Surprising Belief Holding Women Back

Ellevate | Posted 11.18.2014 | Women
Ellevate

Everyone in every company is -- or should be -- in the business of selling: not just products and services but their organization's brand and culture and themselves and their abilities as well.

You're Not Aiming High Enough: How to Network Up to Big Connections

Nick Unsworth | Posted 11.18.2014 | Business
Nick Unsworth

By networking up, you're attempting to meet the top players in your industry. This not only drives your income but also fuels your all-around sense of happiness. Just think about the positivity that's generated by bouncing ideas around with a bunch of the top go-getters in your field.

Quit Taking It Personally With Your Job Search

Suzanne Grossman | Posted 11.08.2014 | Business
Suzanne Grossman

I find myself thinking "it's about me" when really whatever fill-in-the-blank scenario has nothing at all to do with me. Many jobseekers struggle in this area as well in ways that ultimately hold them back from moving forward, especially when it comes to reaching out to people.

5 (New) Reasons Why Mitt Romney Should Enter the 2016 Race

David Bradford | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics
David Bradford

Whether or not you voted for Romney in 2012 (and even whether you like Mitt personally or not), I believe he would make a remarkable president. As...

People Are Listening and You Haven't Said a Word Yet

Jagneet Singh | Posted 11.05.2014 | Business
Jagneet Singh

This means your appearance, your body language, and the way you carry yourself are identifiers of what you are about. Think of it like being the front cover of a book; the content could be extraordinary, but if it doesn't scream "pick me up!" only a select few actually will.

The Competitive Edge: Grow Your Business by Growing Your Professional Skills, Knowledge, and Network

Ciara Pressler | Posted 11.04.2014 | Small Business
Ciara Pressler

In your career and your business, moving forward is about what you know and who you know. Are you dedicating enough time and energy to growing both ...

How to Elevate Your 'Connectworking' Skills

Ellevate | Posted 10.31.2014 | Business
Ellevate

Making personal connections in a digital age is hard. But the people who can talk to each other are the ones who'll succeed. They can ask for and give advice, share information, make a sale, secure an investment.

3 Ways To Make Your Personal Brand Clear And Consistent

Mary Eileen Williams | Posted 10.31.2014 | Fifty
Mary Eileen Williams

The most elemental (and often most difficult) aspect of a job search is to precisely and powerfully describe who you are, what you're going for and how you can contribute. These three elements comprise the foundation of your branding campaign and form an integral component to each of the ways you will be presenting yourself to potential employers.

Top 5 Fears that Paralyze Small Business Owners and Stop Growth

Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders | Posted 10.30.2014 | Small Business
Dr. Tiffany D. Sanders

But the truth is, there's a huge roadblock that paralyzes our growth in its tracks. No, I'm not talking about being denied a loan from a bank, not getting a contract or even receiving a bad review on Yelp. Rather, small business owners are plagued with fears the size of a mustard seed, which grow, paralyze and harm their business growth.