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The No. 1 Job Tip To Launch A Social Entrepreneurship Career

Jonathan Lewis | Posted 11.17.2012 | Impact
Jonathan Lewis

Getting on-the-ground work experience is so important early in your career. It's the one thing college graduates lack. I would much rather hire someone from a so-so university who has actually done field work versus someone with a degree from a great university with just a theory.

"Hello, My Name Is..."

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 11.11.2012 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Don't be a name-tag grump or a fumbler; play by the rules and follow these tips for making the most of an event that provides name tags.

Career Lessons from Summer Camp

Caroline Dowd-Higgins | Posted 11.05.2012 | Women
Caroline Dowd-Higgins

Even if you've never been to camp, or if it's been ages since you ate s'mores under the stars, you can apply these simple lessons to your career for better satisfaction and engagement.

20 Life-Changing Realizations From a Teenage Venture Capitalist

Alex Banayan | Posted 11.04.2012 | Teen
Alex Banayan

As childish as it sounds, I've learned that dreams can actually come true. You just have to be willing to lay each brick, one by one, until you eventually build up to the clouds.

Associations: Trading Old Thinking for New Action

Tom Loughlin | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
Tom Loughlin

When was the last time you attended a networking event or a panel discussion held by one of the associations you've joined? If the answer is "I can't remember", you may agree with me that the days of associations are numbered, unless they change.

How to Turn 'Generation Screwed' Into Generation Stellar

Morgan Norman | Posted 10.22.2012 | Business
Morgan Norman

When a generation is painted as destined for failure, we eventually find those who steer through the criticism and counter it to become something stellar. However, this can only happen if "Generation Screwed" refuses to accept what they've been handed.

Using Social Media For Business Networking

Rayanne Thorn | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business
Rayanne Thorn

Would this reunion of sorts have been possible without social media? Not without the help of a private detective, for I only knew his name, state in which he went to school, and a sport he played. His advice has been priceless as has the business relationship we have developed.

Carpe Diem: The Role Of Fate In Your Life And Job Search

Julie Kantor | Posted 10.20.2012 | Business
Julie Kantor

Realize that the people you meet every day in offices, planes and trains are each getting you further in miles to where you need to go to find your dream job.

The Worst Time to Make Friends?

Natalie Thomas | Posted 10.09.2012 | Women
Natalie Thomas

Mini-me's are the perfect entry way into friendship. But that in-between time pre-kids, post twenty-something is tricky. Most have partnered up and committed to their lifestyle. There are no vacancies.

Create Your Own Job Opening

Laurence Shatkin | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business
Laurence Shatkin

This job-creating strategy requires imagination and good networking skills, and not everyone is willing to invest the energy it requires. But for people who have the necessary skills and creativity, it may be the best way to get hired in a job market where advertised openings are scarce.

5 Reasons Joining a Board Is a Smart Career Move

Delia Lloyd | Posted 10.01.2012 | Women
Delia Lloyd

If there's an organization that intrigues you, approach them and see if they'd be willing to have you on their board. They'll get something out of it... and so will you.

Five Mistakes to Avoid When Networking with Twitter

Raymond J. Arroyo | Posted 09.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Raymond J. Arroyo

If you're interested in expanding your network, you can't go wrong with Twitter. You don't need to be a celebrity to have fun and grow your network with Twitter.

Networking: Dirty Word or Lever of Success?

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 09.24.2012 | Women
Ekaterina Walter

I firmly believe that a big part of anyone's success is their network.

How to Establish Yourself as an Expert

Dorie Clark | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
Dorie Clark

Most people don't know how to evaluate the professionals they hire. You can be smart and college-educated, but that doesn't mean you can read over sample contracts and figure out if your lawyer is on the ball.

Why Looking for a Job Online Is Bass-Ackwards (and What You Need to Do to Be Happily Hired)

Susan Bernstein | Posted 09.09.2012 | Money
Susan Bernstein

So, whether you're looking for work, or know someone who is, I've gotta tell you, the old-school ways of getting yourself employed (especially checking online job search postings) are D-E-A-D.

The Power of "No"

Raymond J. Arroyo | Posted 09.08.2012 | Latino Voices
Raymond J. Arroyo

Our first reaction with our friends is to try to please them by showing our support, especially when they are long-time friends or work colleagues. Saying "yes" becomes a default, to show either that we are on their side and fully supportive or to avoid conflict.

5 Keys to Avoiding Common Freelance Designer Mistakes

Danny Groner | Posted 08.27.2012 | Small Business
Danny Groner

How do you find clients? Should you specialize in one area? What should you charge? For most freelance designers, comfort comes with experience. Here are five tips from design pros about how to turn your personal business into a thriving enterprise.

You Do Have The Power!

Anne Naylor | Posted 08.27.2012 | Healthy Living
Anne Naylor

My experience is that too many of us under-value, or fail to recognize, our true worth. We do not take good enough care of ourselves, or we sell ourselves short when it comes to being true to ourselves and going for what we really want in our heart of hearts.

Let's Ignite A S.H.E. Movement!

Claudia Chan | Posted 08.15.2012 | Women
Claudia Chan

S.H.E. Summit Week is all about connecting you with fabulous women who are passionate about the same issues you are and who can provide a refreshing perspective.

Victory in the Hands of Women

Malaika Bobino | Posted 08.12.2012 | San Francisco
Malaika Bobino

For women the traditional paths to success are often different than those taken by men. But there is a constant path that both successful genders generally follow. That pathway is called networking.

Beyond Training: Tips for Building Professional Skills Outside the Classroom

Women & Co | Posted 08.05.2012 | Women
Women & Co

If you are more of a "hands on" learner like me, here are some fresh ideas on how you can build professional skills beyond the usual training course.

Gender Armageddon and the Broken Women's Movement

Amy Siskind | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Amy Siskind

I'll own it. The reason I'm mesmerized by the girls in Girls -- the hapless, aimless, tragic victims -- is because of guilt. We've let these young women down.

Using Social Media Networking to Get Media Attention for Your Startup

Hulya Aksu | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business
Hulya Aksu

Founders and CEOs of startups don't need to spend a fortune on a public relations firm or marketing companies when they are perfectly capable of doing a great job on their own.

The Inexperience Advantage

Daniel Gulati | Posted 07.20.2012 | Healthy Living
Daniel Gulati

Instead of forging the impression of experience, I'd rather we turn the tables and use our inexperience as an advantage in the organizations we work for and the companies we start. In other words, we need to start playing to our strengths.

D.M. Levine

Why Wall Street Loves This Gay Man

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 05.18.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- Todd Sears was just a little over a week into his first job on Wall Street more than a decade ago when his boss, a managing director, call...