Networking Events

  • Do You Need To Step Out Of Your 'Bubble'?

    Do You Need To Step Out Of Your 'Bubble'?

    Here's my revelation for the week: I need to step out of my plastic bubble more often and be around people who are doing interesting things. Staying holed up at home, even if I'm busy with freelance work, means missing opportunities to network, get inspired, and recharge my batteries, which are practically on... Continue Reading

  • Networking Advice:  6 Signs Of A Polite Rejection

    Networking Advice: 6 Signs Of A Polite Rejection

    By Debra Auerbach There's nothing worse than being stuck in an awkward conversation at a party. You can find yourself in the same situation at a networking event. Except at a professional gathering, you have no choice but to act polite and professional, because important career relationships may be at stake.... Continue Reading

  • Why You Need To Take Your Job Search Offline

    Why You Need To Take Your Job Search Offline

    By Emily Driscoll For recent and soon-to-be college grads who are frustrated with their lack of response from sending out countless emails with resume and cover letter attachments, it's time for them to step out from behind the computer. A new study by Millennial Branding and Beyond.com recently reported that... Continue Reading

  • What Successful People Know About Networking

    What Successful People Know About Networking

    By Yanik Silver Many of my invite-only gatherings aren't for the faint of heart. From zero-gravity flights to road rallies featuring exotic cars or even sabering champagne bottles, these events demand something different from attendees -- and that is intentional. In business and beyond, I've found myself to... Continue Reading

  • 5 Networking Tips For People Who Hate Networking

    5 Networking Tips For People Who Hate Networking

    By Melissa Cassera Sweaty palms, check. Nervous flutters, check. Dry mouth, check. If you're feeling this way, I'm going to venture to guess you're attending a business networking event where you don't know a single person in the room and are now standing in the corner like a wilted flower hoping... Continue Reading

  • Networking: Take the Work Out by Putting the Fun In

    Networking: Take the Work Out by Putting the Fun In

    If you know you need to network to get that new job or promotion, but you just can't bring yourself to do it because it seems like such a chore, maybe what could help you most is a shift in focus. Scientific Blogging reported on a new study in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology which showed... Continue Reading

  • The Five Worst Excuses for Not Networking During a Job Search

    The Five Worst Excuses for Not Networking During a Job Search

    Networking is the exchange of information and the cultivation of productive and authentic relationships. More than 70% of people get their jobs through their networks, yet it seems like many people would rather go to the dentist than go to a networking meeting. I hear the excuses on a regular basis. Here... Continue Reading