Several years ago, I attended a birthday party for the son of a power couple. A media mogul I’ve always admired was also at the celebration, but I wasn’t sure that it was the right venue to start networking, and I let the opportunity slip away.
7 years, 11 months ago
A couple months ago, I met a woman at an event who had clearly done her research on networking. She had a smart conversation starter and a great handshake. She asked lots of questions and listened to my answers attentively. She gave me her business card before we parted ways.
8 years, 11 months ago
How can you link up for coffee with someone who you’ve only connected with on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn? According to an Academia.edu study, there is a tremendous connection between your online and offline relationships. According to their findings, “the average American has 634 ties in their overall network and technology users have bigger networks.”
9 years ago
The thought of your first business networking event is often a daunting prospect. It’s natural to feel nervous when you’re trying to establish credibility early on in your career. If you’re planning to attend your first event, try some of our tips to assist your painless transition from networking rookie to aficionado.
9 years, 1 month ago
Your professional network may be just as valuable a job hunting tool as your resume, but if you haven't kept it up to date and you're not in touch with the people you're closest to, now's the time to reach out. Use the "Layoff Test" to beef up your professional network and strengthen those bonds now, when you don't need anything from them but their friendship.
9 years, 2 months ago