Category Archives: Networking

How Can an Introvert Thrive in an Interconnected, Extroverted World?

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Do you struggle as an introvert to promote yourself in today’s competitive and networked work environment? If so, this post offers five ways to help you build your confidence and be more at ease with the demands of an extroverted world.   

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Network Development: 4 Questions That Help Build a Purposeful Network

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You’ve heard people telling you to network your way to a new job. But that seems easier said than done. Maybe you don’t have a network or you don’t like to network or perhaps you don’t know how to network. Before you worry about any of this, start with a plan for network development.    

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Networking Science: How to Build Valuable Relationships [Infographic]

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If you really want to grow your professional networks, you’ve got to focus on building valuable relationships through networking science… Networking isn’t just about shaking hands and trading business cards. It’s not just about trying to find a dream job or new gig. A solid network is helpful for a variety of reasons. For example, it can assist you when launching a business, showcasing a project, and of course, meeting new people. But there is an art and science to networking. Networking Science 101 The best part about networking? Other than occasionally leaving your comfort zone, there are no downsides.   

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Small Talk: The Art of Chatting Your Way to Success [Infographic]

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Ultimately, we are a social species. Passing time with each other makes us happier and builds a sense of well-being, trust, and camaraderie. You spend more time socializing with the people we work with than anyone but our closest friends and family members. To take full advantage of that socialization, you must master the art of small talk. Not only does it help you bond with your boss and colleagues, but it can also help you learn the things you need to be successful.   

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Graduating Soon? How to Start Cultivating Work Relationships Now

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Networking is defined as the “cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business” by the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Sounds pretty crucial to career success, right? Unfortunately, your professors may or may not have exposed you to the idea of networking to build potential work relationships or how to go about it.   

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8 Networking Activities that Help Land the Job You Want

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Most people I talk to, especially introverts, are uncomfortable with the idea of networking.

But I’ve found a way to adapt and engage in networking activities without feeling yucky…   

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