Conquer your fear of networking with these helpful tips.
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Finding a mentor is the most important advice I give when growing your career. Professional networking is the other, but how do you do it? Many agree with the importance but the question is should government or private industry help build a professional network for its employees?
Over the years, we’ve accumulated a collection of contacts—old professors, classmates, coworkers, managers, and more. It can be difficult to manage these connections, and it’s likely that we’ve fallen out of touch with many of these people. But when it comes to new jobs, background checks, or grad school applications, we often need to reconnect…. Read more »
By approaching networking with mindset of getting to know people and building a connection with them, it becomes easier to tap into your network when looking for a new career opportunity.
There is arguably no more important skill for government career growth than networking. And doing it well can be the difference between landing a promotion or big project and being stuck in place. But it’s scary, and can be daunting to feel like you’re doing it well. So how do you advance? The key, we… Read more »
Let me propose a lower impact method to develop a valuable professional network and advance your career – join an industry association.
You can’t avoid networking, but you can make it easier on yourself as a shy or introverted person. Here are five tips to make networking more comfortable for you, which in turn will increase your chances of doing it well and getting the most out of it.
Over the holidays, it’s easy to lose enthusiasm for your career. You’ve probably taken some quality time away from the office and you spent most of December juggling work with holiday and family obligations. As you move into the new year, though, you’ll want to get back on track. So as you set your resolutions… Read more »
How do people make the most of conferences they attend? I decided to ask my friends and colleagues for their insight and here are some of the great tips they offered.
Here are some of the lessons I learned on my path into federal employment — and some of these lessons likely transcend career fields.