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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
Business2Community

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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8 Dos And Don’ts Of Networking Follow Up

By Jenny Klimisch
VerticalResponse

There are networking opportunities everywhere and whether it’s at a trade show, conference, meetup, or even chatting with someone on your commute you need to make the most of every opportunity because you never know who you might meet! Here are eight actionable dos and don’ts for following up with someone in a professional way after you’ve connected:

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4 Life Lessons from Being a Working Professional

By Tiffany Young
Online Career Tips Contributor

For most people, lessons happen along the way. It’s what you do with those tidbits of vital information that is most important. Just when we think we’ve learned something, life comes along and shows us there’s more. Here are four tips that are a result of my most recent life lessons while working on the job.

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Success at Networking: Look Behind to Get Ahead

By Maria Duron
Business2Community

2015 is here and I’m sure you’ve read your share of “how to make 2015 more successful.” My hope is that over the next 52 weeks that I’ll share some solid tips that will work to help you achieve success in networking no matter what year it is.

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LinkedIn Highlights, Trends + Near Misses

By Colleen McKenna 
Business2Community

My preferred title for this blog was “Hey LinkedIn, Take a Vacation” but I thought better of it. I like the people at LinkedIn and I didn’t want them to take it the wrong way. But, really? I like change but LinkedIn has rolled it out big time this year. If you’re not studying what’s happening on LinkedIn you’ll miss the big and the little stuff and have no idea what’s going on and where to go. LinkedIn members would be well served if LinkedIn took a week (or a month) off and went to the beach in order to let their members catch up with all the changes, big and small.

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Should You Put in Extra Hours?

By J. Mason
Online Career Tips Editor

Don’t compare yourself to other co-workers. While they’re working late doesn’t go unnoticed by their boss, they could very well be doing it because they slacked off on something early on in the day. Focus on your set of tasks and responsibilities, and if you’re not sure when to work late then ask your boss.

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