5 Email Templates to Use When Asking for a Reference

It’s no secret: asking for references can be intimidating. Since references often don’t come from the company you’re working at currently —…

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The Right Way to Network With a Recruiter

Tired of applying to jobs, but getting nowhere? According to career experts, it may be because you’re not going out of your…

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This Is How to Build Your Professional Network From Your Phone

You don’t have to be an introvert to dread networking events. Initiating conversations with total strangers can feel a bit like going…

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Why You Need to Stop Asking “Can I Pick Your Brain?”

You think it’s a simple, innocuous question. After all, “can I pick your brain?” doesn’t seem to be harmful or annoying in…

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How to Land an Informational Interview

Many people see informational interviews as tricky. What are they for, really? They’re definitely for gathering information about a certain industry, job…

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5 Things You Need to Do to Land a Great Job Out of College

Receiving a college education is beneficial, but your most valuable asset after college is your marketability. Unfortunately, colleges often fail to equip…

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How Recruiters Are Leveraging Facebook — And How You Can, Too

Many people think of Facebook as a purely social network where people go to post pictures of their cat, share recipes or…

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125 Conversation Starters For Virtually Any Situation

A good conversation starter can transform an awkward, stilted conversation into an interesting, enjoyable discussion. That’s important in sales, as having several…

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How to Network When You’re Not Looking for a Job

Once you’re on the job market, it’s usually too late to build a network. Of course, you should still make every effort,…

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Sponsors vs. Mentors: What’s the Difference & Why It Matters

Mentorships help professionals learn about their fields and roles from senior practitioners.  Mentors serve as advisors, helping mentees shape their ambitions and…

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Why Digital Networking Is the New Business Card

Business cards are a waste of money. There, I said it. I know they can look really cool — metal, gold-leaf, embossed,…

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Taking Time Away From the Workforce? Here’s How to Protect Your Career

Whether you’re taking a break from the workforce to look after a child, care for a loved one or recover from an illness…

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