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Networking

This is what you should put on a business card

A business card is endlessly customizable, but a word of caution before you go crazy with colors and fonts: when designing, know your audience.

How To

7 tips to find the right industry and position for your next career move

Don’t have an accidental life or career. Often more planning goes into a summer vacation than a 40-year career or 90-year life. Spend purposeful time creating an actionable plan for your next career move and you can trade the treadmill to nowhere for fulfillment.

Networking

Most conferences are a waste of money unless you do this

Here are a few goals you need to have when attending a conference if you don’t want the experience to be a waste.

Success

16 career decisions that make no logical sense

Avoid these 16 poor choices, and your chances at success will improve.

Communication

“Thank you” magic: 5 creative tactics

To really make your appreciation stand out, be creative in how you say “thanks.” Here are 5 of my favorite ways to supercharge an employee or group with appreciation:

Networking

The 1 networking rule 99% of people are afraid to follow, but should

How many times have you found yourself at a networking event, only to feel like you’re at a networking event?

Networking

How to stop networking from making you feel like a tired zombie

Networking events can require a ton of preparation, but the other half of the battle is staying energized once you get there. Here are four ways to do so.

Productivity

From boring to beneficial: How to handle a slow day at work

A boring work day doesn't mean you can't get anything productive done, so I’ve laid out a few tips and tricks to help you successfully cross the finish line of a slow day.

10 tips for anyone attending business school

Here are my top 10 tips for getting the most out of your MBA program.

How To

A guide to writing the perfect pitch to secure a side hustle

Career happiness doesn’t have to be just a far-fetched idea. A side hustle can make it a reality, and if you need help getting a start, this can help.

Career Change

How to successfully make a career change, as told by people who have done it

Thinking of making a change? Here are women who have successfully pivoted in their own careers and asked them to share their best pieces of advice. There’s some seriously inspiring stuff here, and their advice just might help you finally make that leap.

Productivity

Everything I know I learned on the first day of school

Millions of kids feel the same butterflies that come with change. In hindsight, the first day of school — no matter the grade — offers the building blocks for successful adulthood. With a nod to Robert Fulghum’s classic bestseller “All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,” this is what we learn on day one.

Success

How to use the Law of Attraction to thrive in your career

Why and how what we put out into the world comes back to us — and how we can use the Law of Attraction to find professional success.

Communication

4 ways to stand out on a speakers panel

When you're speaking on a panel, it's easy to get lost in a sea of voices and expressions. Here's how to make sure you don't blend into the group.

Education

6 reasons that continuing education is a no-brainer

As soon as you graduate from high school or Uni, you undoubtedly feel accomplished. But you might also feel as though you’re finished with the educational system in general — you’ve got your diploma, and you’re ready to get to work. Here are six reasons you should keep going to class.

Communication

6 ways to prepare for a networking event when you’re a bit rusty

It really pays to go to major networking events — they can help you stay relevant and meet new people. But it can be difficult to get all your ducks in a row if it's been a while. Here are six things to keep in mind.

entrepreneurs

This woman took her startup to the next level because of her network made up of personal assistants

Lana Elie got her company, Floom — an online marketplace for independent florists to display their inventory — off the ground because she tapped into her network of personal assistants.

Networking

The simple approach to powerful networking conversations

“When Ali spoke to you, he made it seem as if you were the only one in the room.” Even a small action can make a very big impact when networking.

Communication

4 ways to stop panicking before giving a major talk

Sometimes you have to give a huge presentation when the thought of sinking through the floor sounds much more appealing. Here's how to avoid panicking make it run more smoothly.

Networking

The ‘What do you do?’ meme shows the perils of small talk

"What do you do?" is a phrase that took a new life on Twitter as people reminisced about how the idea of their job description does not always align with strangers' ideas of what they do.

The Whole Human

10 phrases we should always say no matter how crazy our lives become

Sadly, we can’t slow down our world, even though eating alone at our desks makes us less creative. Nevertheless, below are 10 phrases we should always find ourselves saying — no matter how crazy life becomes.

Social Media

Why social media could be your secret weapon to scoring that next job

It’s not common to think that social media and job searching go perfectly hand in hand. In fact, many people keep their accounts private “just in case.” While we agree that you shouldn’t be posting your fourth time doing a shot-ski to Instagram for the world to see, if you’re smart about how you use social media, it could help you score your next job.

Communication

This is how to be charming: 5 secrets from research

It’s how others judge you and how you judge others. And, amazingly, we get it wrong almost every time…

Quitting

How to respectfully quit your job

No one wants to get stuck in a place where there is no upward advancement. So if you’re ready for a change or thinking about making it, you’re not alone. Whether you are experiencing job stress at your current position or looking for a simple job change, be sure to quit gracefully.

Communication

Helpful strategies for people who are new to networking

Many people will tell you that you should be networking, and that it’s really important in your career. In reality, forced networking is rarely productive. For networking that is worthwhile, you need to have a direction.