5 everyday places to network & and how to start the conversation.

If my first two Networking Guides were the Blueprints, consider this article your Next level Training. You’ve learned the value of building your personal brand, expanding your professional network, increasing your ability to found long-term relationships and exposing yourself to different viewpoints. Now it’s time to put these new skills to work in your everyday […]

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The Definitive Guide to Networking: Before. During. After.

There’s a reason people, myself included, avoid networking at all costs. It’s painful, awkward, and often fruitless. That is, if you go in without a plan. My last article, ‘How Networking Will Change Your Life (& Drive Your Sales),’ made a broad case for networking – drawing on stats like the fact that 70% of […]

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How Networking Will Change Your Life (& Drive Your Sales)

Networking is a powerful tool. Yet for most, the thought of inserting oneself into an already-established group of people immediately elicits clammy palms and anxiety-sweats. To put this into perspective, I am the type of person that will talk to anyone, anywhere, at anytime. I’ve made sales in elevators, at dog parks, on airplanes and […]

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This is how you land a job in cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrency: the latest way to make a quick buck – right? Just buy Bitcoin or Ethereum or whatever’s trending this week, and sell a few days later when the volatile market shoots up to some unsustainable height. It’s about as far as you can get from a secure, long-term investment. That is, unless you bet […]

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Retire by 40? It’s surprisingly doable.

1811 hours – that’s the amount of time the average full-time employed American is expected to work this year. Assuming you work from the ages of 25 to 65, you’re facing 72, 440 hours of work before you retire. There are two ways to approach this reality – you can either accept it as fact […]

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3 Ways to Instantly Boost Your Client Relationships

Your relationship with clients – be they hiring managers, financial controllers, or CTOs – should be exactly that: a relationship. One founded upon a shared need, a well-earned professional reputation, and a mutual respect. The problem? Cultivating such relationships can take years, even decades. The best sales professionals, from Recruiters to Software salespeople, position themselves […]

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Are you replaceable…by a robot?

Really – what are the odds of losing your job to a robot? Remarkably low, especially if you’re in a specialized or highly skilled industry. Yet new studies, which maintain 15% of the global workforce will be disrupted by automation by 2030, have skilled and unskilled workers alike fearing for the loss of their livelihoods. […]

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When Plateaus Hit: Beating Your Own Success

Despite the fact that much of your career is directed toward acquiring success, little is said about post-success depression or, worse yet, post-success mediocrity. Achievement often creates plateaus; whether or not you’re explicitly experiencing post-success depression, a big win usually results in a downtick of inspiration. Where do you go from here? Why don’t you feel […]

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A Definitive Guide to Negotiating Your Salary

Most people dislike negotiating. Whether buying a car, asking for a raise, or considering a job offer, agreeing to a ‘fair’ price for the exchange of goods or services is often considered uniquely unnerving. What if you ask for too much? What if you accept too little? How do you know if you got a […]

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The Definitive Guide to Acing Your Interview

Remember: Interviews are nothing more than a conversation between two people hoping to strike a mutually beneficial agreement. Need a little help? Every day, Proven Recruiting works with talented professionals – from new graduates to CEOs – to improve and refine their interview skills. No one is born great at interviews: it’s something you need […]

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