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LinkedIn Connections: How Many Do You Need to Be Successful?

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LinkedIn connections are the gas in your tank. The more you have, the further you’ll go, especially if the gas in your tank is “high octane” (strategic connections). But is there really something magical about having 500+ people in your network? The results of my latest LinkedIn user survey can help us answer that question.   

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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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Leveraging Social Media: How to Build Potential Career Connections

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Have you ever wondered about the best way meet new people and build relationships? The answer in today’s job market is leveraging social media.

Social media opens the door to new relationships and all it takes is being human… and actually engaging!


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Office Parties: ’tis the Season… Like It or Not Introverts [Infographic]

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It’s that time of year again. The holiday season is in full swing. The walls are bedecked with gay decorations, the air is alive with sounds of good cheer, and introverts all over the world are trying to figure out how to skip the office party without offending anyone. Office parties can be daunting to introverts because they feel out of their comfort zone being with colleagues in a social environment. But it doesn’t have to be that way.    

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10 Ways to Use Social Media for Career Management

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Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram go everywhere we go. We’re always connected. Why not use social media to help you with career management! No matter where you are in your work life: recent college graduate, mid-career or closing in on retirement, “there is an app for that” as the saying goes.   

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