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How to Make Networking Less Painful

For many young professionals, attending a networking event sounds about as fun as going to the dentist. Necessary? Yes. Enjoyable? Not so much. Attitudes like this are understandable—the pressure is high, you’re not sure who to approach first, and conversations can range from awkward to downright embarrassing—but they’re also shortsighted. Networking tops the list as…

6 Tips to Make Yourself Promotable

I work with a manager who has a solid employee who we’ll call Christopher. During Chris’s annual performance review this year, he broached the topic of receiving a promotion. Chris does a good job, but frankly, it isn’t anything out of the ordinary. He works 9-5, does what is required, but never really goes that…