Time, Patience, and Practice – How to Start Building Your Network Today

Having a strong network was probably one of the most underestimated tools to help people in their career advancement until the rise of social media in the last decade. Perhaps, in part, the connotation of networking seems to go against the American value that people should pull themselves up from their bootstraps. However, do not be deceived, building a network...

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Did Your Confidence Plummet Post Graduation? Gain It Back!

Your college graduation has come and gone, and so have your friends. Many of them continuing on to medical school, business school, graduate school, investment banking, or some other “set career path.” You, on the other-hand, have sobered up from commencement highs and are feeling as if your future is a dark abyss. Many new college graduates experience a drop...

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A Geek’s Guide To Using Facebook Safely

  Using Facebook is an excellent way to shape your personal brand (and have fun!). But how do you ensure that your information won’t get intercepted by a third party? Unfortunately, anything we put online is fodder for interception. Here are a few tips you can use to keep your information a little safer. Change your password, and change it...

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Is Your Perfume Causing A Stink In The Office?

Ok, so we all know that one should refrain from wearing perfume to a job interview for personal olfactory reasons (maybe the interviewer doesn’t like the scent or it reminds them of an unpleasant experience).  But this also goes a step further into the workplace AFTER you land that perfect job! Did you know that ‘strong scents’ are grounds for...

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“Hey, What’s In the Bag?”

Did you ever think that by recycling water bottles you could get the coolest tote ever? Saving the environment may not be high on your list of priorities (yet!), but there is always room for a snazzy new handbag. In 1995, Inder Bedi, founder of Matt + Nat, discovered a great way to reduce our carbon footprint with sexy, sustainable...

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Business Travel: Pack Right and Carry-on!

More airlines are charging upward of $25 to check a bag, even more for the second bag. The combination of rising gas prices, the cost of getting to and from the airport and the price of an aiport bottle of water makes saving on baggage fees a big relief. Follow the packing tips below to help keep all of your...

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F is for looking fabulous on Facebook: using social media to build your professional visibility and personal brand.

Social media can no longer be considered just an option – it’s a necessity. Consider your presence on social media as a complete outfit, where each channel acts as an individual piece or accessory. Would you walk out the door without your shoes? So what is the best way to build your professional visibility and personal brand? According to Facebook...

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Seconds to a great first impression!

A first impression is made in seconds. In fact a series of experiments by Princeton psychologists Janine Willis and Alexander Todorov reveal that all it takes is a tenth of a second to form an impression of a stranger from their face. Don’t worry, we are here to help! Here are four reminders of how to ensure that first impression...

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Behind the Scenes of Outlet Malls

  Shopping at outlet malls is a great way to get brand-named attire while saving some cash and can even make for a fun day out with your girlfriends. The deals found at outlet stores are possible because the brands sell merchandise that is usually one or two seasons behind or they actually produce a unique line specifically for their...

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