Networking Buzz

The 5 “Don’t’s” for Attending Events, Networking or Otherwise

Even the world’s most introverted person will at some point in his or her life have to attend an event. From weddings to funerals, from nonprofit galas to company picnics, you cannot avoid small talk, worrying about what ...

Finding Job Success Through a Mentor

Finding a mentor isn’t necessarily something you “officially” do. Mentorship is something that can grow organically with anyone. Usually these people reveal themselves to us in the form of friends or colleague...

5 Social Media Don’t’s to Increase Your Effectiveness Online

Social media is the hot new buzzword everywhere you look, you’re told that your career will benefit from a healthy amount of sharing, posting, liking and connecting. But just like any hot new trend, social media gets misu...


Your Googleability: How to Control and Mold Information About You Online

It’s old advice, but important advice, that you should know what’s out there about you on Google. Who will be Googling you? Well, let’s see. Here’s a small list of people who might just type your name in...

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...

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 fee...


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...

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. ...

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 ...


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, ...