Category Archives: Networking

41 Inspiring Elevator Pitches: Are You Ready to Write Yours?

Elevator Pitch

If you were given 30 seconds (or less!) to sell yourself, what would you say?

There are so many details of your story you’d like to share, yet so little time to do it. The key: choose your words wisely so that your pitch packs the biggest punch possible…   

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13 Networking Tips for Natural Introverts

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Do networking events make your hands sweat, give you dry mouth and make your stomach churn? You’re not alone. In fact, you are among the millions of introverts trying to break out of your comfort zone to exhibit your personal brand and subject matter expertise. And to help those efforts, our friends at Business Collective asked this question of some successful young entrepreneurs: Question: What is one tip you would offer an introvert who wants to network more at events, but genuinely struggles? Here’s some of their best advice!   Remember That Everyone There Wants to Meet You “Remember that the   

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6 Reasons LinkedIn Remains the No. 1 Career Networking Site

LinkedIn Remains No 1

LinkedIn is often maligned for being spammy or ineffective. And that may be well-deserved. After all, most of us have experienced accepting a connection only to immediately see a message in our inbox with a full-on sales pitch. As a result, as you read Millennial-focused career sites you’re bound to see posts extolling alternatives to LinkedIn, declaring it dead, or suggesting alternatives to “growth hack” your career. While career networking should certainly include a wide range of tactics and networks, one point is very clear to those in the know: LinkedIn – despite the faults – remains the No. 1   

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#InternPro Recap: How to Leverage the Power of Online Communities

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Online networking is one of the best aspects of social media. It has changed how we connect to people, how we search for jobs and how we advance in our careers. Online communities like Twitter chats, LinkedIn groups, and Facebook groups are a great examples of ways to get involved. But being a member isn’t enough. How can we leverage these communities? How can we put them to work for our careers? The #InternPro Community took on these questions and a few others on Monday night. It was a lively conversation with several excellent takeaways. Check out the full recap below…   

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The ABC’s of Networking [Infographic]

Everyone talks about how networking is the key to career success… after all, 80 percent of job offers today come through networking.

The trouble is: everyone talks about networking as if it is a second sense; like it comes instinctively to each of us. But networking is a learned skill…   

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How to Deliver the Perfect Elevator Pitch [Infographic]

The Perfect Elevator Pitch

You enter an elevator in the lobby of an office building. Right behind you, the hiring manager walks in. She sees you’re going to the same floor as she. After pleasantries, she asks the most common question for two people who just met in a professional setting:

“What do you do?”   

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