Here’s a question that might be an interesting topic, particularly as we head into holiday season: how do you introduce yourself and your work? Do you have an “elevator pitch” that you’ve honed to make your work and skills sound interesting (and if so, what is it)? Does your introduction/description change depending on context?
What are your THREE best networking tips? These are some of mine…
Readers have had some great conversations recently about how to change your career in a major way (for example, here, here, here and here), and I thought it might make an interesting conversation today. Have you ever changed your career in a major way, or otherwise executed a career pivot? Have you ever wanted to? … Read More about Career Pivots: How to Change Your Career in a Major Way
For those of you who often work outside of an office, have you tried some of the new female-focused workspaces popping up around the country, like The Wing or The Riveter? What are your thoughts?
Female-only networking groups: yea or nay? What female-only networking groups are you a part of now, have been a part of in the past, or would like to be a part of in the future? What are they getting right — and where are they wasting your time?
We’ve talked about the best professional organizations to join, as well as other ways to make new friends and build a book of business — but today, let’s talk about unconventional ways to build your network. Do you have sports, hobbies, volunteering, and clubs that you’ve found to be great sources of networking? Today, Rebecca Berfanger is … Read More about Four Unconventional Ways to Build Your Network
This is kind of an abstract post, so I’ll ask some questions up front for you to think about as you read over it — what are your best professional networking tips, particularly regarding how to build your network, and then how to maintain a network? Which networks, associations and affiliations have been the most … Read More about How to Build Your Network — and Maintain It
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on holiday networking, but you may also want to check out all of our posts on holiday business etiquette. Here’s today’s question: what are your thoughts about holiday networking? What kind of events (whether through your office, professional organizations, alumni connections, or even friends’ parties) do you think are … Read More about Tips and Tricks for Holiday Networking
2018 Update: We still stand by this advice on what to wear to a business cocktail party, and links have been updated below. If it’s summertime, you may want to check out our advice on summer work events — if it’s wintertime, you may want to check out some of our posts on holiday business etiquette. Reader … Read More about What to Wear to a Business Cocktail Party
Job-hunting is challenging enough when you have a typical full-time career — but how do you handle looking for a new position when you work long hours in a job that makes it hard to get away for networking and interviews? We’ve talked a lot about interviewing, job-hunting, and networking over the years (and certainly finding time to … Read More about How to Job Search When You’re Super Busy
I was thinking recently about the different mentors I’ve had over the years — as well as the different mentees — and I started wondering: what are best practices on both sides of the relationship? How can you get the most out of your mentor-mentee relationship? What’s the best advice for how to be a great … Read More about Mentoring Advice: How to Be a Great Mentee (and How to be a Great Mentor)
Looking for the best tips on changing careers? These are Kat’s best tips on how to find a new career — and what to consider before you start making moves.