Category: Career Development

3 Tips to Being a Networking Pro (Pt.1)

If you are looking for a job, developing your network or simply trying to learn more–networking events are greats places to go to! However, you need to be ready. Here are 5 tips on being a networking pro. 1.Business Cards Bringing business cards to a networking event is important! It is literary your calling card–keep

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What’s Your Speciality?

When you think about it–we all have a speciality. You might specialize in consultant-style selling as a salesperson or might specialize in neurosurgery if you are a doctor. Our specialities draw on our interests, experience and what we are good at. Further development and training makes us very good at something to a point where

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What Should be Your Next Career Move? (Pt.1)

Sometimes managing your career can be like playing chess. You have to have be strategic m and must anticipate any move that life makes against you. However, it’s easier said then done. There are so many things outside your worklife that can happen to re-adjust your career path dynamic. Sometimes it’s not what you anticipated,

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4 Ways to Build Key Professional Relationships

Building strong, long-term professional relationships takes time and effort. Here are 5 ways to build key professional relationships: 1.Trust There are many ways you can build trust. It is about staying true to your word whether it be in a professional setting or life in general. 2.Value Give your connections reasons to stay connected and

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5 Ways to Grow Your Professional Network (From Your Smartphone)

It’s important to get out and meet people in order to grow your professional networking. Nothing really beats connecting with people face-to-face. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t connect with people with meeting them face-to-face. In fact, using your smart phone is a simple and effective way to build your network relatively quickly. Here are

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How to Initiate a Great Conversation

One of the key components to establishing a solid career is very good communication skills. In fact, it is imperative that developing good conversations is essential to growing your networking by focusing on relationships. When you understand the importance of initiating and developing a good conversation you will quickly find out people will give you

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Conversation Etiquette 101

Building a good relationship with people requires time, patience and an ability to engage! Having a good conversations is important to build that relationship. So how to you initiate one while adhering to proper etiquette? Be attentive When speaking with someone be sure to actively listen. Be sure to pick on key themes throughout their

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