Category Archives: Networking

4 Unusual Places to Make Great Networking Connections


If you’re a college student or entry-level job seeker, the phrase “it’s all about who you know” is more true than ever. Every person you meet could be a difference-maker.

But, when every traditional networking opportunity is flooded with like-minded young professionals all trying to get ahead, it can be hard to stand out in the eyes of potential employers…   

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Want to Build Your Network? Offer No Reciprocation Required Value

scalable network

Did you ever wonder if you were cut out for networking? That maybe you, and those you already know, might not be able to offer your network much in return for what you gain from them?

I used to have the same feelings at times. So today we’ll discuss the secret to consistently offering real value to those in your network…   

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Should Students and Millennials Be on LinkedIn? [Infographic]


Should you – the student, recent graduate and young professional – be on LinkedIn? Is the social/professional network worth the investment of your time?

The numbers in this infographic by scream “yes!”…   

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#60Day Challenge, Day 17: Build Your Elevator Pitch, Part 2

#60Day 17 of 60

Yesterday, on Day 16 of the #60Day Challenge, we began building your brand new, conversational elevator pitch. We continue that task today…

When you’re done, instead of that monotonous speech everyone else delivers, you will be prepared to present a confident self-introduction that both impresses the audience, and lets them know you’ve done your homework. In other words, you’ll start a conversation the recipient wants to continue.   

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Here’s How to Become the Grad Every Employer Wants to Hire

College Grad Everyone Wants to Hire

With nearly half of college-educated workers saying their first job after college was not related to their college major, it can be a little discouraging when it comes to your post-grad job search. However, if you start looking now and learn how to market yourself to employers, you’ll be on your way to landing a job upon graduation.

Employers are eager to hire college grads this year. If you want to be the entry-level candidate they’re looking for, here are some ways to make yourself the perfect person for their company:   

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9 Ways Volunteering Helps Shape Your Career

Volunteering and Your Career

Volunteering is a mutually beneficial opportunity; a chance to help the greater good, while providing you with great self-reward.

What you might not know is that volunteering is well worth your time and effort in order to advance in your career, or transition into a new one. Consider the reasons why… and then volunteer!   

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