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Today’s LinkedIn Assignment: No Seriously, DO IT!

Recently, I’ve been adding quite a few awesome folks on LinkedIn, and I’m realizing a HUGE problem a lot of people have. Many, many, many people are committing a cardinal sin of LinkedIn usage, and I want you ALL to...

5 Innovative Ways to Find a Mentor

Did you January is National Mentor Month? If you don’t yet have a mentor or you’ve been meaning to reach out to a current or past mentor, now is the time to jump start those relationships! My friends over at Citi...

Slideshare: What Is It and How Can You Use It?

Every now and again, a new “social network” or “business tool” comes up that we think, “What’s that for?” I had this experience with Instagram a while back and wrote about it, and have ...


LinkedIn’s Big Ideas of 2013

If you haven’t yet jumped onto the “Follow” option on LinkedIn, 2013 is the time to do it. You can follow everyone from world leaders (yup, Obama’s there) to CEO’s and life gurus (I personally love...

Should You Have a Personal Website or Professional Online Portfolio?

Generation Y has been creating websites for as long as we can remember. In the 90s, there was GeoCities, Expages, Angelfire, and many more. Gen Y created websites for everything from crushes on Jonathan Taylor Thomas to feuds w...

Personality vs. Reputation on Social Media

When it comes to social media, there is a delicate balance between showing your personality and protecting your reputation. Great social media profiles do both flawlessly, but it’s not an easy balance beam to walk. Let...


The App You Need at Every Networking Event

You go to a networking event, and if you’re having a great night, you leave with a stack full of business cards. You have no clue if, in that stack, there might a potential employee, employer, friend, or even a romantic c...

Why December is Your “Sweet Spot” for Networking

It’s officially December, and what’s occurring for many job seekers and those focused on networking is a total break in the work they’ve done up until this point in the year. The mentality, when Thanksgiving h...

Conversation Starters That Really Work (And Don’t Make You Sound Like an Idiot)

Starting conversations with strangers is not easy….for anyone. No matter how outgoing you are, how big your personality, standing next to someone you don’t know and saying hello for the first time is intimidating an...


Is Hugging Ever Okay in Business?

They’re three words that either make you feel totally at ease or scare the living hell out of you: “I’m a hugger.” Certainly, you’ve run into these people in your business life. They hug hello, hug...