Category Archives: Networking

5 Ways to Improve the Value of Your Network (and Career)

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I can see my resume and my cover letter. I can view my LinkedIn profile at will. I see the results of the latest project I worked on; same with my colleagues and customers. For me, though, my network—an intangible workhorse plugging away on my behalf 24/7—was hard to visualize or touch, and therefore invisible.

The reality, however, is that whether you choose to see it or not, your network is incredibly valuable—and just may determine the quality of your career.    

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4 Unique Techniques for Finding a Summer Internship

Unique Ways to Find an Internship

Even if you’re tapped into your university’s career center and job board, finding an internship is a major challenge for most college students and recent grads.

The reality is: most internship postings aren’t advertised on popular job boards, including your career center’s. Which means that when it comes to finding an internship that fits your interests and professional needs, you must be innovative…   

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No More Networking… Let’s Build Real Relationships!

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Most everyone agrees: it’s important to connect with other people.

Typically, however (and I’ve been guilty of this myself) the approach most people take is horrible. We go into every interaction with the intention of seeing what they can get out of someone else…   

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Ask These 10 Questions at Your Next Informational Interview

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Imagine asking someone for an informational interview… and then having nothing to say?

With these 10 questions at your fingertips, that will never happen to you!   

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5 Strategies to Maximize Your Success on LinkedIn

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LinkedIn has been building professional networks across the globe since 2002. Now, they boast over 330 million users.

Their slogan, ‘Relationships Matter,’ captures the essence of the service and reminds users that the ultimate goal for everyone should be to seek relevant, meaningful connections. And to do that, your approach matters… a lot.   

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15 Tips and Tools to Jump-Start Your Job Search

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Need a job or internship and don’t know where to start? Job search going a little slower than you anticipated?

To go from unemployed to a great gig in just a few short weeks, leverage these 15 tips, tools and strategies – ranging from old-school to Social Age – we know work in today’s job market…   

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