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How to Network at a Convention

This weekend I’ll be speaking at San Diego Comic-Con on a panel called “Her Universe: Geek Girl Fashion – A Discussion Between Fashion Professionals and Fans.” While I’m excited to explore the convention when I’m no...

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Strategic Networking: Your Career Advancement Edge

We all know that networking is the key to professional success -the most powerful competency you can use to advance your career.  But if you are like many professional women, the term “Networking” creates feelings ...

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Social Media: Should I Have a Separate Professional Account?

This is a question that I’ve struggled with, and I still don’t think I’ve found the answer. When I first started doing outreach work, I was speaking with people from around the world. I often messaged people w...


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Development or Advancement? Mentorship or Sponsorship?

Are you looking for personal and professional development? Or, are you looking for professional advancement? The answers to these two questions will determine the kind of relationship needed to achieve your professional goals. ...

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4 Excuses to Proactively Email a Networking Connection

Keeping in touch with connections you’ve made while networking is an important part of your career. Every few months you should be in touch with your network so they can continue to be helpful resources. Email makes this ...

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Long Weekend? Tackle These Career-Changing Projects

It’s a long holiday weekend for most of us, and while you might be tempted to lay on the couch and watch reality television for the duration, think about all the incredible things you could get done this weekend. And no, ...


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5 Ways To Keep Your LinkedIn Account Looking Fresh

With so many social networking sites available, updating your status on each one on a regular basis can be time-consuming and tedious. However, keeping your account on LinkedIn spiffy is vital to enhancing your professional per...

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Power Inside an Elevator

The Elevator. We’ve all been in one. Usually we are awkwardly starting at the buttons, the ceiling, the floor, anything to not make contact with the other riders traveling up and down that small confined box. It’s p...

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4 Ways to Get the Most from Your Summer Internship

Many careers start out with a coveted summer internship. Whether paid or unpaid, if you’re interning right now for a company you hope to one day work for or that is at least in the field you dream of pursuing, you want to mak...


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Please Don’t Sell Yourself Short

I remember going on informational interviews with established freelancers when I first started freelancing. We’d talk about networking, finding a niche, and the realities of the freelance market. Inevitably, it would end ...