Articles about Networking
Getting unstuck: The myth of work-life balance
The key to getting unstuck is self-care, even when that feels like your lowest priority and the last thing you have time for.
8 alternatives to traditional business cards
New ideas for business cards, which showcase your name and title and clearly and easily offer others your preferred ways of being in touch.
What happens to your brain when you smile
We’ve all heard that smiling is good for you, but when having a bad temper, or just one of those days where you want to stick your head in the sand, it can seem like the last thing you would feel like doing. However, even though pouting and a bad-temper can be legitimate at times, research has shown that smiling will not only leave you feeling happier, but that it has a particularly positive health effect on both body and mind.
3 ways to apply what you learned at a conference to your career
You should aim to keep the momentum going — here are three ways to apply what you learned at a conference to your career.
A professor explains why networking is a waste of time and what you should be doing instead
The “heart” of networking is rooted in selfishness, taking and using; while the great leaders all teach us that true success comes through serving.
The art of the cold-call
Ringing up a random stranger with a cold-call to ask them about that job or that great idea of yours is a nerve-wracking experience.
5 types of networking events actually worth your time
From happy hours to bowling matches to workshops, it seems like more networking opportunities are popping up every day. Here are a few we think you'll like.
You could have your resume plastered all over a race car if you win this contest
Looking to get noticed by potential employers? Well, this is certainly one way to do it.
How I (finally) overcame my fear of public speaking
Take that first step today. The world needs to hear your message. Don’t let the fear of what other people think to hold you back.
Prepare your inbox, LinkedIn is adding a voicemail feature
The social network for professionals announced that it is introducing a new voicemail feature for its mobile app for iOS and Android.
This new LinkedIn feature makes networking so much easier
There’s nothing worse than when you are at a networking event, meet an amazing contact you want to stay in touch with, go to hand them a business card from your bag and realize you’re out.
3 things to do when you think someone is ignoring you at a networking event
Here's what to do when you feel like you're being ignored in a work setting where making new connections is the point of it all.
The secret to a good meeting: The meeting before the meeting
When it comes to giving persuasive presentations to senior executives, never underestimate what you can accomplish in the meeting before the meeting.
This is what you should put on a business card
A business card is endlessly customizable, but a word of caution before you go crazy with colors and fonts: when designing, know your audience.
7 tips to find the right industry and position for your next career move
Don’t have an accidental life or career. Often more planning goes into a summer vacation than a 40-year career or 90-year life. Spend purposeful time creating an actionable plan for your next career move and you can trade the treadmill to nowhere for fulfillment.
Most conferences are a waste of money unless you do this
Here are a few goals you need to have when attending a conference if you don’t want the experience to be a waste.
16 career decisions that make no logical sense
Avoid these 16 poor choices, and your chances at success will improve.
“Thank you” magic: 5 creative tactics
To really make your appreciation stand out, be creative in how you say “thanks.” Here are 5 of my favorite ways to supercharge an employee or group with appreciation:
The 1 networking rule 99% of people are afraid to follow, but should
How many times have you found yourself at a networking event, only to feel like you’re at a networking event?
How to stop networking from making you feel like a tired zombie
Networking events can require a ton of preparation, but the other half of the battle is staying energized once you get there. Here are four ways to do so.
From boring to beneficial: How to handle a slow day at work
A boring work day doesn't mean you can't get anything productive done, so I’ve laid out a few tips and tricks to help you successfully cross the finish line of a slow day.
10 tips for anyone attending business school
Here are my top 10 tips for getting the most out of your MBA program.
A guide to writing the perfect pitch to secure a side hustle
Career happiness doesn’t have to be just a far-fetched idea. A side hustle can make it a reality, and if you need help getting a start, this can help.
How to successfully make a career change, as told by people who have done it
Thinking of making a change? Here are women who have successfully pivoted in their own careers and asked them to share their best pieces of advice. There’s some seriously inspiring stuff here, and their advice just might help you finally make that leap.
Everything I know I learned on the first day of school
Millions of kids feel the same butterflies that come with change. In hindsight, the first day of school — no matter the grade — offers the building blocks for successful adulthood. With a nod to Robert Fulghum’s classic bestseller “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,” this is what we learn on day one.