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Networking Doesn't Have to Be Awkward

Networking Doesn't Have to Be Awkward

Many people treat networking as a transactional process in which they need to “sell” something: their services, product, brand, job qualifications. 

Yes, new relationships will often open doors to new jobs, clients, or sales. But if you’re only out to help yourself, others will quickly pick up on that, and your efforts will backfire.

Instead, approach networking in a thoughtful and considered way – as the relationship-building opportunity it is.

When Job Seekers Are the Culprits

When Job Seekers Are the Culprits

I recently wrote about “career ghosting,” the phenomenon in which recruiters abruptly stop responding to job seekers.

But job seekers aren’t just victims of ghosting; they’re guilty of it, too.

Avoid the Rabbit Holes; Work Smarter

Avoid the Rabbit Holes; Work Smarter

Despite our best intentions, we don’t always make the best use of our time.

Certainly we all want to get more done - so why does productivity often feel so elusive?

Find out what could be standing between you and your goals - and how you can work smarter.

You Already Have a Personal Brand - Time to Own It

You Already Have a Personal Brand - Time to Own It

Companies used to fear social media. They thought: if we don’t put our brand on Facebook or Twitter, it won’t be vulnerable to any negative communications happening there.

We now know that they were wrong. But years on, what have we learned?

Amy Spelman on the importance of taking control of your personal brand - and how to do it.

Speaking Up and Being Heard

Speaking Up and Being Heard

It can be challenging to speak up and have people listen to and remember your contributions - let alone give you credit for them. Ellie Hearne shares three proven techniques for speaking up - and being heard.