Networking Buzz
bizcardapp

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...

december

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...

conversationstarters

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...


hug

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...

alma_mater_blog_header

Alumna or Alum-NO? How Involved Should You Be With Your Alma Mater?

  Last weekend, I spent time with about 60 professional women while mentoring nearly 100 teen girls with Step Up Women’s Network. In one session, mentors opened up about their own college experiences and the advice t...

linkedin

Using LinkedIn’s New Thought-Leaders Feature

On October 2nd, LinkedIn unveiled its newest feature – thought leaders. Now, you can follow everyone from President Barack Obama to Melinda Gates and Richard Branson. They’ll post LinkedIn specific content in the form o...


malementor

Finding a Male Mentor

Here at Career Girl Network, we’ve talked a lot about the importance of female mentoring, sponsoring, and supervisory relationships. The notion of women helping women is key when we’re talking about changing the rat...

reginageorge

7 Reasons You Might Be Obnoxious and Inauthentic

The above photo was the look on my face and the face of the friend at a networking event recently when one or two attendees were being, for lack of a better word, obnoxious. I didn’t have to tell my friend what I was thin...

brokennetwork

How to Handle “I Don’t Want to Be in Your Network.”

It’s great to get out, network, and meet more people. Some connections turn out to be valuable, while others naturally fizzle out. And then there’s the people who, even when you’re friendly and open, do not wa...


memorableoffice

Make Your Office Memorable

When I worked in newsrooms, people often came in to take tours of the station: potential new employees, elementary school classes, local business groups. Of course, that didn’t mean our work stopped. We sometimes cleaned ...