A good network with connections is integral to successful job hunting. However, simply knowing someone isn’t all there is to it: You also have to know how to communicate, how to schmooze, and how to walk the fine line between … More
Guest bloggers Ivan Misner, Ph.D and Brennan Scanlon show The Grindstone readers the best way to use networking contacts with an excerpt from their book, Avoiding the Networking Disconnect: The 3 Rs to Reconnect. The Three-Step Follow-Up Formula We often see … More
Networking events can be painful, but they don’t need to be. In fact, if you play you cards right, you can actually have fun and make handy contacts in your industry. Here are a few tips and tricks to make … More
LinkedIn is a great way to get potential employers to find you—if you’re doing it correctly. Just about everyone has a LinkedIn profile now, so you have to take a few extra steps to make sure that your profile stands … More
Yet another generational difference between millennials and baby boomers: These kids ain’t loyal. A new LinkedIn study (via Time) reports that millennials would gladly ditch all of their work friends to get ahead, while baby boomers would stick by their … More
LinkedIn is supposed to be a tool to help people network to get jobs, but a new lawsuit is accusing the website of actually harming users’ reputations. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh of San Jose, California is allowing a lawsuit … More
About 200,000 new jobs were added to the U.S. economy last month, which is swell. But how on Earth can you go about getting one of them with such cutthroat competition? NBC News interviewed three influential pros to find out … More
The old song goes, “Oh, I get by with a little help from my friends. Mmm, gonna try with a little help from my friends.” The lyrics are so simple, and yet the message is so true. But often that simple concept of support, a little help, is easily forgotten, especially when we all get caught up in going full speed in our careers. But this is when we need the help the most. We need it from mentors, but we also need it from our peers.
If you pay attention to career advice — from Sheryl Sandberg or Warren Buffett or from or from this website, for that matter — you know that networking is crucial to finding a job, keeping it, and advancing within and beyond it. But of course, not everyone has access to solid career networks through friends, family members, or college. And a new study suggests this is a major factor that helps explain why the black unemployment rate is so high. More
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Have you ever walked into a networking event, looked around the room, and felt like turning around and walking right back out again? You think, “Ugh. People are annoying.” Or “How does everyone already know everyone?” Or “I hate this. I’m so uncomfortable.” Or, “Please don’t notice how awkward I feel.” More
As the weather becomes warmer, the days get longer, and the rain boots start to appear, most students are beginning to wind down in their spring internships. Regardless of one’s academic background, the “internship experience” has become a seemingly essential feature of every young professional’s resume. However, as important as this experience may be in helping get one’s foot in the door, eventually every intern hits a point where they are ready for a “real job.” After all, who doesn’t look forward to regular hours, building a resume and, of course, a full-time salary? More
There’s always an excuse for movie night.
This time around, we’re studying some of our favorite films for hints on that valuable but hard-to-pin-down skill: networking. More
A few years have gone by since you last visited your college career center, practicing interview skills and combing through job listings.
OK, maybe it’s been longer than a few. No matter: Your alma mater could turn out to be a smart resource for your next career move. More