How to Network Like a Pro

Go to any job fair, career event, mixer, or gathering and you’ll hear people murmuring about networking. Any headline offering advice about finding a job in a tough economy mentions networking as the best way to find a job. Career coaches, speakers, consultants and other experts all tout the value of networking.  Here are three [...] Read more »

Want That Promotion? Practice Your Job.

By Cal Newport As the new year approaches – and with it the inevitable wave of self-improvement plans–we’ve identified 10 strategies for advancing your career in 2013. (Read them all here.) From recovering from an office blunder to learning why it doesn’t pay to be Mr. (or Ms.) Nice Guy, this ten-point plan offers daily [...] Read more »

5 Time Management Tips for Better Networking in 2013

“Coffee Shopping” is how I describe loosely defined, networking meetings and business introductions — which mostly seem to take place in the neighborhood coffee shop. I like meeting new people, learning about their work and determining if we can support one another. Most of my business comes from referrals so the open approach to networking [...] Read more »

Are You Making the Most of Your Job References?

This guest post is by Jeff Shane of AllisonTaylor, which specializes in checking references for corporations and individuals. As the 2013 begins, many people have kicked off the year with the resolution to change or improve their employment status. It’s not surprising; according to polls, one of the top 10 most popular New Year’s resolutions [...] Read more »

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