Category Archives: Networking

How to Build a Professional Network in a New City


You’re looking for the perfect internship this summer, which may mean relocating. Or you’re about to graduate and want to find your dream job in New York, Los Angeles, Boston or Washington, DC.

Sounds great, right? But there are many factors to consider, including building a sense of community in that new location…   

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How to Network Like an Optimist Even When Between Gigs


Making a positive impression at networking events is all about how you position yourself – even when your current position isn’t exactly where you thought you’d be.

But while in between gigs, how do you go about maintaining an optimistic persona… especially when you’re asked the No. 1 question at networking events: “What do you do?”   

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11 Unique Ways to Nurture Your Personal Network

Nurture Your Network

As we work to grow our personal networks, staying in contact with the people we already know often falls to the bottom of our to-do lists.

The good news: with a bit of planning, a dash of creativity and a little effort, you can nurture your network! Here are eleven twists to keep in touch…   

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Are Canned Networking Events the WORST Places to Network?

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As you’ve likely heard many times: Spend minutes a day practicing your networking skills, and you’ll be amazed at how your relationships dramatically improve over time. So we all head to carefully choreographed meet-ups, over-staged social events and agenda-driven networking meetings. And we often leave disappointed.

The real key, and something most people completely miss, is where to go to perfect networking…    

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8 Do’s and Don’ts for Peak Networking on LinkedIn


With social recruiting on the rise, a poor or inappropriate online presence can be a potential turn-off for recruiters (not to mention the impact it will have on your networking).

This is especially true on LinkedIn, where 9 out 10 recruiters will go to learn more about you, so here are my top eight do’s and don’ts for peak networking on the world’s largest professional network…   

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7 Ways to Truly Understand How to Network Into a Job

Network Your Way Into a Job

Cody McLain reveals his biggest networking faux pas, and offers advice for how to stand out at a networking event.

Recently, YEC spoke with Cody about his experiences networking, and his advice for others aspiring to improve their own experience. His best advice is below.   

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