Networking

Tips for getting out there, getting to know people, and getting people to know you.

The 7 Easy Networking Strategies that Got Me a Job Offer

You’ve just submitted what feels like your hundredth job application. You clicked “submit” and bid adieu, crossing your fingers that someone will get back to you. If all you’re getting is radio silence from the other end, it’s time to try something differentYou know that networking can help you get a job—you’ve even heard it may be the best way to get a job—but just the thought of it makes you cringe. (more…)

How to Network Like a Pro When You Feel Like an Imposter

If you’re feeling anxiety over an upcoming networking event, know that you are not alone. In fact, feeling like an imposter may be a sign of the success you have achieved. Also, most people at some point in their lives feel like an imposter. So, don’t forget there will likely a few people in the room that feel just like you. With these tips, you’ll develop the confidence you need to know how to network any room like a pro. (more…)

3 Entrepreneurs Share Advice for Women in Tech

We all know there is a major gender gap in the labor force at large, but women represent a very small percentage of the tech industry—30%, to be exact. In 2011, the Level Playing Field Institute published a study that revealed women in tech (especially women of color) had more negative work experiences than their male counterparts, which in turn led to high turnover rates and contributed to job dissatisfaction overall. (more…)

How Olympic Luging And Networking are the Same

You may think that Olympic lugers and early-stage angel investors have nothing in common, until you meet someone who’s done both, and he tells you that Olympic luging and startup networking are basically the same thing. When I was a student at Startup Institute, Ty Danco, founder of eSecLending and BuysideFX, and former Director of Techstars Boston stopped by to explain. (more…)

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