In-Person Networking
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How to Collaborate Effectively

At some point in our careers, we will have to — and want to — collaborate with others. Whether you’re working on a personal project or developing a project for your business, bringing on someone new can be exc...

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Making Powerful Requests

As you might know, I serve on the Board of Directors for the Chicago chapter of Step Up Women’s Network. And through my work with Step Up, I’ve been privileged to meet, learn from, and be coached by a number of memb...

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Improve Your In-Person Networking Skills

We’re all the new girl at some point, and recently, I’ve been the new girl at in-person networking events. I never realized how few I’d been to, or how little I knew about the process. I decided the best thing to do was n...


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Is Your Network as Strong as You Think It Is?

It’s been nearly two years since my husband and I left Minneapolis to embark on a new journey in our lives and careers in Chicago. I knew that in leaving Minneapolis, I was leaving a network of friends, colleagues, and co...

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Women’s Conferences – How to Know Where to Go

The dread of most networking events, especially those that come with a hefty price tag is the question, “What’s in it for me?” Sure, you want to network. You want to meet new people. But is it worth the price ...

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Ordering Wine in a Business Setting

Whether you’re seated at the head of the table or just along for the ride, at some point in your career, you’ll face the dreaded task of ordering wine for a large group of people. If you’re lucky, it will be s...


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The Making of a Good Conversation

If you’re headed out this weekend, you may have the chance to make some new connections. Whether it’s a potential new client, a new network contact, a new friend, or your next date, how you conduct that first conversation i...

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The Million Dollar Elevator Ride

It’s not often here at Career Girl that we recommend you read an article without at least giving you a snippet or quote from said article. This, however, is one of those times. And here’s why. In a recent article at...

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Worth Equals Influence

Last week, Career Girl Contributor Marcy Farry brought us the article “Busyness Equals Worth?” In it, she talks about the tendency of our culture to equate busyness and general stress to value. Marcy encouraged us t...


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Make an Impressive First Impression

While we are taught not to make quick judgments about the people we meet for the first time, we always want to make a good first impression.  Whether it is a date, an interview, or a meeting with a potential client, how we pre...