Networking can be awkward, especially when you’re sitting down for a one-on-one meeting. But with a little planning and preparation, you can make the most of it. Here are a few smart strategies to get you started.
It’s Thursday morning, you’re in the elevator, and the CEO skates between closing doors to join you for a 30-floor ride. Yikes. But don’t panic—just try one of these simple conversation starters.
As a new grad, you might think that school’s over—but not so fast! Attending professional classes and learning events will not only keep you educated about your field, it’ll help you broaden your horizons, make new connections, and be seen as an expert.
There’s a lot of advice out there about how to network, but it’s usually vague strategies like “work the room,” and “follow up.” So today, our tech columnist—a networking pro—shares a few of her nitty gritty secrets for success.
Your alumni, sorority, or professional interest groups on LinkedIn are full of people who are generally inclined to help you get a job. All you have to do is ask—the right way. Here are five rules to help your connections help you.
Is networking not exactly your thing? Turns out, even if huge networking events don’t work for you, there are other ways to connect with people—and they might be even better. We talked with Hosan Lee about what her company, TableTribes, envisions for the future of networking.
So you have the name and email address of someone you’d love to be your mentor–now what? Read on for how to pen an effective, non-awkward email that’ll get a (great!) response.
We know—we tell you to network nearly every day. But today, don’t take it from us, take it from one of the most successful women we know: former Hearst president Cathie Black.