A good definition of networking I have seen is “the developing of contacts or exchanging of information with others in an informal way, as to further a career.” While most people would agree with this definition, some may fail to realize that networking is a skill that takes time and dedication to develop. Without ample

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In this economy, a long job search effort is unfortunately more the norm than the exception. It can be very defeating and job searchers can easily run out of ideas of what to do next. Here are three articles that may help: Can’t find a job – 8 side gigs that actually make you money

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Since starting this blog, I constantly receive from friends recommended articles written about career advice. Thank you! Here is an insightful and hilarious one written by Nicole Williams called Rules of Dating can Help You Land a Dream Job. Nicole is the author of the book “Girl on Top,” and this article contains excerpts from

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success is about working smarter

Growing up Asian, we are told that hard work is always what is needed to achieve success.Like a good Chinese girl, I followed that advice and worked my butt off at McKinsey, my first job.Fortunately or unfortunately, I learned quickly that hard work is not enough, and sometimes does not even help. This took place just

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Which one are you – “cardboard” or “sponge”? I guess most of us are a bit of both. I personally hope I will be a “sponge” for most things in life. What am I talking about? I am talking about our ability to learn new things as we get older in life. Take two people,

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“The trouble with unemployment is that the minute you wake up in the morning you’re on the job”. — Slappy White Job search is the job you have when you are between jobs. Like any other jobs, It needs to be a full time effort (30-40 hours a week consistently) if you want to achieve

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I have worked in consulting for over 10 years and used to mentor dozens of people as part of work. Since I got married and had a baby, I decided to achieve more balance in life and work part time as a business strategy consultant. While I love my life today, I really miss the

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