How to “Network” like a kick-ass professional.

Life Advice from a Trainwreck

Ugh. Networking. It gets a bad rap because, at its core, networking boils down to that old saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” – and if you’re feeling like the small fish in a big pond at your first “big girl” job, this news can feel a bit like a slap in the face. Who are you supposed to network with? Your boss? Isn’t that weird? Won’t that make you look like a suck-up? Not if you’re doing it right! Whether you’re just starting off in your career or you’re looking to make that next big leap, one of the best skills a young professional can learn is how to network, network, network!

confessions_of_a_shopaholic09Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

1) Be Your Own Brand
You don’t have to be in marketing to develop your own brand – because that brand is you! Know…

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