Strategies for Expanding Your Professional Network

Eat Your Career

While I don’t believe this entirely (to me, it’s both what you know and who you know), I definitely agree that having a strong professional network is a critically important part of creating career success. Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t think about expanding their network until they need something—like a job. Building a strong professional network doesn’t happen overnight, and these relationships are useful for more than just job search assistance.

How to Find a Professional Mentor if You're in College

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That's what this organization I wrote about for Gannett/USA Today aims to do: Saquoia Lewis, 21, says she's always wanted a mentor. That's when Lewis found StudentMentor , a nonprofit organization that matches college students with volunteer mentors for free. Jafari, 24, says he received critical advice from a professional while in school regarding his career path and college classes and believes others students should have the same kind of mentoring experience.

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How to Start a Mentorship Relationship Today

Eat Your Career

Having a mentor can elevate your professional capabilities exponentially. And—added bonus—mentors are amazing people. What Exactly Is a Mentor? A mentor is a more experienced (typically older) professional in your field who offers you career guidance, advice and assistance from a real world point-of-view. A good mentor is wise and willing to share his or her knowledge and experiences in order to help you succeed. When Should I Get a Mentor?

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Free Blog Posts | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Time to think about the retirement fund.&# “We get to retire? No one ever told me that…&# We both know there’s no retirement fund in what we do. a freelance copywriter who writes for the web), or a person who writes content for their own blogs (usually a network not just one) and makes a profit through affiliate or product sales as a direct result of that blogs traffic conversion. I am retired now, a blogger, paid by Adsense and affiliate revenue.

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Who is attending the Virtual Summit?

Practically Perfect PA

Maybe you’ve just been made redundant or approaching retirement age and are considering setting up as a VA and wondering whether there is a place for you in the market place. Speaker: Amanda Johnson, Virtual Assistant Coach, Trainer & Mentor, Virtual Assistant Coaching and Training Company. Simone is the Founder and Chair of the ACE Network (Assistant Community EMEA) at BlackRock, the world’s leading Asset Management Firm.

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A sneaky peek at the Future Assistant programme

Practically Perfect PA

We will look at the future for women in the workplace, flexibility with working hours and work/life balance, the wage gap, maternity regulation, career breaks and retirement. These are just a few of our sessions, over the two days we will also have skills workshops, panel sessions, breakout groups and loads of chances for you to network with each other. Diana is an absolute expert in PA networking, working within a startup culture and the role of a modern day assistant.

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Featured Soloist Kathleen Moore: “Get People to Help You”

The Solopreneur Life

Developing a virtual network of colleagues on the user forums for the software I use has been extremely helpful. We support and applaud each other’s efforts, and one of them has become a mentor and close friend. My husband is retired, and so far we have been able to get by on his annuity, social security, and our savings.

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7 Ways for Young Professionals to Establish Themselves as Leaders

Office Dynamics

With 75 million+ Baby Boomers poised to retire in the next 5 years and only 40 million members of Gen-X behind them, Generation-Y (Millennial) professionals will be one of the youngest generations in our nation’s history to take on organizational leadership positions. Network Outside Your Department. Networking works best when it’s a mutually beneficial activity—you are sharing knowledge, skills, enthusiasm, and resources with others just as they are sharing these things with you.

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On the Outside Looking In

Laughing all the Way to Work

There are also sites for networking to keep your name out there. Be aware when going online that more and more employers are searching the Internet with the names of potential employees to see if they are online, not only on interactive job sites, but also what we may be saying on other social networking sites such as blogs and Facebook or MySpace. A good way to network in person is through professional associations. In 1985 I left the office to be a stay-at-home mom.

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Will This Tough Job Market Change Generation Y?

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With their technology skills and great social networking abilities, GenY ( born roughly between 1980-2003) previously have found employers willing to meet their expectations. Roberta, Hopefully, everyone -- no matter the age -- will learn important lessons such as being more resourceful, networking and being resilient. My Dad lost his job and all his retirement benefits when I was in college, and worked in a gas station for the next 10 years.

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