In-Person Networking
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Hunting and Gathering: Networking with Men

Just a couple of weeks ago, I had an experience I’m not too egotistical to admit was….scary and uncomfortable, to say the least. I attended an event made up of largely tech start-up CEOs – I thought, “Wo...

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Map Your Network

LinkedIn Labs is a little known LinkedIn initiative where employees of the company are encouraged to develop projects and experimental features to enhance LinkedIn. Recently, I stumbled upon one of their newest features –...

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You Have 118 Seconds

I love Harvard Business Review’s “Management Tip of the Day” – here’s a good one. The average length of an elevator ride in New York City is 118 seconds. If you use that as a guide, it means you’...


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5 Situations to Avoid at Office Happy Hour

Are you heading to happy hour with some friends or coworkers tonight? Think ahead. It’s easy to get to happy hour, have a few drinks, and make mistakes you wish you hadn’t. From drinking too much to saying too much,...

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5 Reasons to Work On a Political Campaign

With the economic situation in the United States over the last few years, recruiters and hiring managers are regularly seeing resumes from individuals who have been unemployed for extended periods of time. Gaps on your resume, ...

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Combatting Loneliness Through Networking

Loneliness is universal. Throw a stone and you’ll find a person on the street who has, at some time in his or her life, experienced times of loneliness. Perhaps it was during a time you were looking for job and felt the d...


Find Your Cause

Finding Your Cause

With lives full of career goals and personal commitments, many people talk about volunteering, but few actually take the time to seek out volunteer opportunities. A survey carried out by TimeBank through Reed Executive showed t...

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You know everybody!

When I lived in Minneapolis, my greatest professional strength was my connections to others. More often than not, at a restaurant or event, I could look around and find someone I knew. I knew the chefs at restaurants, I knew th...

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Kevin Bacon? Yes, Kevin Bacon.

In high school, I used to play the game “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon” with a couple of dear friends. The object of the game was to connect an actor to Kevin Bacon through the movies they’ve been in in less than...


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365 Thank Yous

Watching ABC this morning, I saw a profile on John Kralik, the author of the new book 365 Thank Yous. This man, going through a rough time in his life, turned to gratitude to help him through. So he set a New Years Resolution t...