One Way to Lessen the Stress of Networking

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Tip of the Day If you hate the idea of networking, think about lunch. Meeting someone for a meal–or coffee, or a drink after work–is a low-stress way to create and maintain a relationship that could pay off for you down the road. When you ask someone out to lunch, you rarely have to provide them with much of a reason beyond “exchanging ideas” or “learning more about your company.” Those are pretty low-pressure statements, and you’re really not asking… continue…

Your Network’s About Your Career, Not Your Job

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  Tip of the Day Too many people think networks are only about finding jobs. While that’s one part of it, the better way to think about your network is that it will help you grow your job and career. Click here to see software engineering jobs. The first thing you need to do to build your network: actively acquire people. This is not adding whoever pops up on Google+ or having 5,000 friends on Facebook. Instead, decide who you… continue…

Don’t Rely on Social Networking Alone

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Tip of the Day For your networking efforts to be effective, they have to take place in the real world. Put another way, you can’t build relationships by hiding in your office or relying on social media. Meaningful relationships are built face-to-face, and it’s from those meaningful relationships that your network derives its value. Although social media can help you identify contacts and share status updates, you need face time to get to know people and develop trust. Go to… continue…

This Simple Move Will Build Your Network

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Tip of the Day When people think about networking, they usually put it in the context of meeting other people. But when you’re out there developing a group of contacts who can help you with advice, job tips and raw information about potential employers, it’s important to remember these same people are looking for you to help them. How do you do that? One way is to link them up with other people you know. Every introduction you make adds… continue…

Remember This When You Network

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Tip of the Day Networking is one of the most effective tools there is for getting a job. To be effective at it, you have to work at it. Remember: You can’t tap perfect strangers on the shoulder and expect them to do you a favor. So don’t just ask for help. Offer your own by sharing job leads and news, providing recommendations and introducing people. Being thoughtful is a part of this, too. Send congratulatory notes when someone gets… continue…

Who Me? Network? Here’s How To Without Fear

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Networking is particularly tough for introverts, people who dread the idea of circulating at an event for the purpose of talking to strangers. But it can be done, and by using a few tricks you can have productive conversations with a minimum of strain. On this week’s Hangout, Lynne Goldman and Susan Morris of Pennsylvania-based Merit Career Development take a look at how the introverted among us can create a strategy for talking to people in ways that can build… continue…

Who Me? Network? Join Us Live

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Join us today for a live Google Hangout on how you can make yourself comfortable with networking. We’ll start at 2 p.m. ET. Watch the Hangout live by clicking here. Our guests are Lynne Goldman and Susan Morris of the Pennsylvania career development firm Merit Systems. They’ll give us tips to help you reach out in ways that fit with your own comfortable, personal style. We’ve all heard that networking is the best way to get a job and to… continue…

How to Network (Almost) Painlessly

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We’ve all heard that networking is the best way to get a job and to strengthen your position if layoffs are on the horizon. That doesn’t mean it’s easy to do, especially if you’re not the type of person who likes wading into a pack of strangers armed with nothing but your business card. But the bottom line is networking is important – some would say critical – to landing a job, and it’s an ongoing thing: You have to… continue…

Startup Vows to Double Bandwidth With Easy Upgrade

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MagnaCom promises huge benefits with more efficient control over how data is converted to waves for transmission over networks. continue…

Let Your Alumni Network Boost Your Job Hunt

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Alumni networks can provide an instant connection to a wide range of professionals and are a great resource for networking. They offer an opportunity to connect to top executives and key professionals in your field, who you may not otherwise have an opportunity to connect with. And alumni have been known to give job seekers a big leg up in their job search. Are you taking advantage of your alma mater to its fullest potential? If not, here are some… continue…