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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...

The Joys of Mentoring

InĀ  my career, I’ve been lucky to be on the receiving end of some phenomenal mentoring relationships. I have had mentors in my life who have helped me get jobs, get better at my job, expand my network, and even mentors w...

The Mac Attack

I have long been a PC user. My father was a PC user, my brother was a PC user, so I trusted in my trusty HP laptop for years. About 2 years ago, though, my poor HP laptop died a pretty horrible death. And it didn’t make s...


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...

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...

Getting the Biggest Bang for your Email Buck

We’ve all been there. You send that very important email, and then……………… you wait……………and no one responds. You’re spinning in your chair thinking abo...


Mentoring for Success

A few years back, during a professional development workshop, I was required to develop a formal mentoring relationship with a successful woman. I mustered up the courage to ask one of the businesswomen I most admired (and alre...

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...

LinkedIn Tip: It’s who you know…who you really know!

Yet another LinkedIn tip. LinkedIn is useful for many things, finding information about people you want to know, certainly. But LinkedIn connections are not. LinkedIn connections are for people you actually know, not the ones y...


LinkedIn Tip: Photos Matter

I’ve had a number of “blind” meetings in the last few weeks. And a number of these meetings have sparked the following tip: Make sure your LinkedIn photo is recent and actually looks like you. Imagine walking ...