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How to Prepare for a Conference

By Madeline Roberts
Online Career Tips Contributor

Conferences are a one-stop-shop for networking, learning, and kick starting new ideas. They’re educational, entertaining, and can even serve as a mini-vacation. The preparation doesn’t end with registering and booking your travel, however; there’s more you can do in the weeks leading up to attending a professional conference.

Self-Evaluations: The Key To Career Development

Lisa Quast, Forbes
Special to Online Career Tips

While many people scoff at the annual performance process, it can actually be a great opportunity to increase communication between you and your boss and improve your career development. Just like with most things in life, the more effort you put into your self-evaluation, the more you’ll get out of the entire performance appraisal process.

Professional Mentoring 101, Part 1: Do I Really Need a Professional Mentor?

Michael Jordan had Phil Jackson. Quincy Jones had Count Basie and Ernie Davis had Jim Brown. I once thought all the people mentioned are such amazing talents, why would they need a mentor? The answer that came to me is that mentors serve different purposes. Ernie Davis needed Jim Brown to help him understand what to expect and how to deal with the hostile environment he would face as an African American student at Syracuse University. Quincy Jones needed Count Basie to teach him how to run a band. Michael Jackson needed Phil Jackson to show him how to get the best out of his teammates.