Call In “The Specialist”!

With the current state of the economy, everyone is scrambling to save a couple of dollars, and that’s ok. However, sometimes you have to call in “the specialist”. This was a lesson I learned trying to do my hair.

My hair is very curly and when I am going out or want to shine at an event, I’ll straighten it. I had a big event coming up: I was getting inducted into my college’s track hall of fame and I really wanted to look nice. I decided to straighten my hair before I got on the plane and then I could relax with my family that night. Continue reading

Are You “Comfortably” Networking?

At a networking event, there are times when you know no one at the event. You begin to panic and find someone you know. This is ok, it allows you to observe others at the event and possibly find someone to talk to. Try not to get too comfortable in your circle of familiar faces. If you find yourself talking with people you know for fifteen minutes or more, your are “comfortably” networking.

Networking is to exchange of information or services among individuals, groups, or institutions; specifically : the cultivation of productive relationships for employment or business (Thank you Merriam-Webster!). Note the word “productive“. To have a conversation with people you see once a week is not necessarily productive at the event. Here are some ways to nip “comfort” networking: Continue reading