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8 Tips For More Effective Networking

By Susan Hoffman
Online Career Tips Contributor

For many job hunters, networking is a proven method of finding a new job. Good networking relies on more than handing out your business cards to everyone you meet at networking events, trade shows, or social occasions. Some preparation and social skills are vital. Here are 8 tips to improve your networking skills.

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LinkedIn as a Career Motivator

By Rowe Leathers
Contributor, Career Services

There is no bigger career motivator than the fear that comes from seeing your friends and colleagues move forward in their career when you are feeling stagnant. A new title in a LinkedIn profile is evidence that colleagues in your circle are progressing forward in their careers, and that realization can leave you questioning your own career journey. Rather than letting fear make you second guess your career decisions, allow the feeling to motivate you to step up to new challenges and branch out into new areas of your profession.

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Professional Organizations: An Untapped Resource for the Young Professional

By Marcia Powers
Contributor, Career Services

Memberships for professional organizations are often thought to be reserved for seasoned individuals already working in their field. But in fact, most professional organizations are open and encouraging to students and recent graduates who are looking to get a foot in the door and can act as an avenue for networking and employment opportunities. Here are a few advantages to joining a professional organization as a student or recent graduate.

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Parents: The One Thing You Can Do to Prepare Your High Schoolers to Succeed

By William Arruda

It may seem like joining LinkedIn as a teen is a sign that we’re making kids grow up too fast, but it doesn’t have to take up a lot of time or become a central focus. All it takes is a basic understanding of LinkedIn, a solid profile, and a few connections who are interested in being part of a future success story.

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How to Hold an Effective Business Dinner

By Adrienne Erin
Online Career Tips, Contributor

Hosting a business dinner can feel overwhelming, especially if you don’t do it very often or the attendees are people you want as future clients or coworkers. However, planning in advance goes a long way, as does taking anything that happens in stride and responding in the best way you can.

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Are Business Cards Still a Relevant Networking Tool?

By Rowe Leathers
Contributor, Career Services

A recent conversation with a colleague left me wondering if using business cards for networking is becoming obsolete. With the growing use of social media, is the business card no longer effective? Worse, does it make one appear dated and - eek! - very "90s"?

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Networking Yoga

By Shun McGhee
Contributor, Career Services

Are we willing to do any networking yoga? In other words, when is the last time you stretched yourself and learned something new in an attempt to broaden your network and grow professionally? This is vitally important, and by continuing to use Russell as an example, I can illustrate just how critical it is.

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Show Up Online Like You Show Up In Person

By Joanne Black

Social media is the place to begin a conversation, to begin a relationship that might even turn into a friendship. Then it’s time to take your conversation offline. Share ideas, learn about business challenges all over the world, and strengthen your ties. Who knows? You might get a new client or an introduction to the perfect prospect.

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