Get Networked: Using LinkedIn To Develop New Contacts

  While Twitter and Facebook are considered to be the more popular social networking sites and are often leveraged for personal use, Linkedin provides a targeted, easy to search pool of potential business contacts. If you are interested in using LinkedIn to create new contacts, read on!   Use InMail, not a connection request. If you have never met the...

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Let The Collar Do The Talking

Time to get buttoned up – it is high time for the collar!  Make this look work in the office with these simple tips! Keep the look simple with a skirt, tights, and black pumps. Don’t  over accessorize and just let the top do the talking. Taller individuals can accentuate their height by teaming this look with tailored trousers, while...

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Giving Your Boss Bad News in the Right Way

People make mistakes and accidents happen: These are not things to be embarrassed or ashamed of. But when it comes to telling your boss the best approach is to be clear, controlled, and accurate. Convey bad news to your boss appropriately and professionally by:       1. Holding the discussion in a private space. Only people who are involved...

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Interning Has Its Benefits

An opportunity to gather real world experience and a chance to build your professional network. As I am wrapping up my internship with NEXT for Women, I realize that not only did I gain valuable experience with concepts and ideas relevant to my field of study, but I also learned the importance of extensive research, gained experience in writing and...

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Making the Most of Google

Google is set as many people’s home-screen on their computers, their first “go-to” when researching a project. The power of Google affects companies’ business, marketing strategies, and it has changed the way we access knowledge. However, many people do not know just how much Google really can do. Did you know just from the Google search bar you can…  ...

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With Love From Accra: Two Women with Big Vision and Big Hearts

Two young college students had no idea what an impact they would make on so many lives when they decided to study aboard in Ghana. Callie and Rebecca, co-founders of Aban, are changing the lives of young women as well as the street littering epidemic in Accra (the capitol of Ghana). Aban, which sells wallets, aprons, and bags made from...

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Questions Oprah Makes Us Ask Ourselves

“Everybody has a calling, and your job in life is to figure what that is and get about the business of doing it.” Oprah Winfrey Did you watch Oprah’s last episode? Disclaimer: we didn’t! We were too busy working in the office. But we did catch it on TiVO and were interested to hear her talk about how it is...

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The Kindle: A Student’s Best Friend

A huge expense that always puts a major dent in my wallet is purchasing textbooks each semester for college.  Even when I try to save money by purchasing used textbooks, my total per semester usually tops hundreds of dollars! Fortunately, Amazon has decided to launch Kindle textbook rentals which are estimated to save students about 80% on their usual textbook...

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The Likeability Factor

While being liked at work is not the only way to become successful, your likeability can directly impact your chances for promotions and advancement in your career. Likeability is more than just being friendly. In fact, it is comprised into 5 different components: 1. Listening. People will not be interested in helping you if they do not feel like they...

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Getting Unstuck

When assignments begin to pile up on you, it can begin to feel like a juggling act. You can have so many tasks that it can be hard to know where to begin. Unfortunately, this situation can be very common so it is important to learn how to handle multiple tasks at once. To prevent yourself from having a stressful...

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