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How to Network Like an Optimist Even When Between Gigs

between

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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What Would You Do With 20 More Hours per Week?

Get More Done

By now, it’s become commonly accepted that multitasking is bad. However, there are several opportunities throughout the day during where “double-tasking” can be your the best friend of a young professional.

By grouping the activities below together, I routinely add up to four hours of productivity to my day…   

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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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12 Ways a Young Professional Can Really Impress the Boss

Impress the boss

You got the job. You’re starting today. And you want to hit the ground running… a great first impression is a must! To help you do just that, we asked members of the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this question:

“What is the one out-of-the-box thing a young team member can do to impress you the most?”   

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Beyond the Resume: 11 Ways to Grab an Employer’s Attention

RIP Resume

Many smaller firms and start-ups are learning that a resume isn’t the best away to determine talent, potential or culture fit. So we started thinking: what would happen if the resume no longer existed? And we asked our friends at Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this question: If resumes are dead (or dying), how does a potential employee get your undivided attention? Here are some of the answers sure to make you think twice about relying on a resume to find your next gig:   Make Specific Suggestions I am always impressed by people who come to us with specific ideas   

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12 Questions You Must Ask a Future Mentor

Your Future Mentor

You have met someone who just may become a great mentor for you. You’ve invited them to coffee, and they have accepted! So now what?? What do you ask them to not only decide if they are the right fit as a potential mentor, but to determine if they can really help move your mission forward? To help make that coffee meeting – and that potential mentor relationship – a great success, here are 12 questions you must ask a future mentor:   1. “What Do You Wish You Knew at My Stage?” I always try to balance my mentor   

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