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How to end a Networking Conversation Politely

Expert networkers recommend that at networking events (once they start back up again), you only talk to one person for 5-10 minutes before moving on to work the rest of the room. You certainly don’t want to have started a great conversation with someone and then leave them with a bad taste in their mouth because you abruptly or rudely walked away. Nor do you want to get stuck all night talking with one person when you needed to be mingling.


12 Great Ways to Start a Networking Conversation

Have you been to networking events but felt tongue-tied, not knowing what to say? Or worse, have you been avoiding such events for the same reason? I’ve been there…and probably half the people at any networking function are feeling the same way.


Do You Ever Feel Like an Imposter?

Have you ever felt like you are hiding behind a facade of competency? On the outside, you seem to have it all together, you’re completely in charge, and all is going well. On the outside. But inside? Oh my…there’s a whole ‘nother story going on! Ask me how I know :-). It doesn’t have to …


Interview Jitters? Try These 5 Easy Tips to Reduce Your Nervousness

A follower on LinkedIn recently wrote to ask me how she could be more calm when being interviewed for jobs. Since this is such a common problem, probably especially for engineers, I thought I’d share my response with you. In reality, there are many things going on that cause interview nerves. If someone comes to …