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You don’t need a golf club or yacht to network like a boss

The golf course has long been a favored spot for networking among the upper crust. But there are plenty of other ways for the rest of us to make strong career connections.


Think before making that next introduction

Making introductions between people is a skill as well as an art. Know the rules and you'll make more successful connections.


Badmouthing people is the biggest networking mistake

Talking smack, gossiping, and running people down behind their backs? No thanks.


4 ways to succeed that don’t include networking

There’s more to success than who you know.

levelling up

4 ways to hold people’s attention at networking events

Be a resource for others.


5 pieces of post-grad career advice that are totally bogus

Professionals share the worst tips they've received.

How Networking Groups Can Help You in Your Job Search

If a few new friends could help you land a job, what's stopping you from joining a networking group?

9 Tips for Getting the Referrals You Want

Need help getting the right references for your dream job?

Tips from a recruiter: How to stand out at your next career fair

Make a splash at your next career fair with advice from Ladders’ recruiter.

Tips for a Prosperous New Career in the Chinese New Year

Embrace the Year of the Horse to conduct a successful job search.

Give Back to Get Ahead in Your Job Search

Volunteering and other charitable works can benefit your job search.

Job Seekers: How to Pitch Your Skills to Make a Career Change

Find new career opportunities by searching outside your current field.

How to Leverage Your Smartphone for the Job Search

Get ‘smart’ about your job search to turn your downtime into valuable job-search time.

7 Apps to Increase Career and Job-Search Success

Leverage these seven apps to advance your career.

3 Ways to Spring Clean Your Job Search

Give your job search a good scrubbing this spring.

5 Ways You’re Sabotaging Your Job Search

If you’re not getting results, reevaluate your job-search strategy and make changes.

5 Ways to Work Your Next Networking Event

Build a strategy to maximize the benefits of every networking opportunity.

Get Back to Social Media Basics

Incorporate social media into your job-search strategy to find the right job, faster.

How to Pitch Your Value: Dissecting the Elevator Pitch

Develop a strong elevator pitch that highlights your key skill sets, passions, and job goals.

Returning to Work? How to Handle the Employment Gap

Utilize your volunteer experience to boost your resume and expand your network during the job search.

7 Alumni Networking Don’ts

Avoid these missteps to be sure you are using your alumni network effectively in your job search.

Combatting Age Discrimination in the Job Search: Part II of III

The second article in a three-part series on conducting a job search later in life.

Harness the ‘Power of 3’ to Land Your Dream Job

Harness the 'power of three' by using multiple job-search methods to find the most job leads.

Back to School, Back to the Job Search

While we recommended ramping up your job-search efforts during the summer months, we know that many of you still took time off to enjoy the beaches and give yourself a break from the stressful job search.

Why You Need to Be on LinkedIn Even When You Have a Job

A question I frequently get when training job seekers on using social media is "Won’t my boss think I’m looking for another job if I’m using LinkedIn?

Master the Informational Interview to Advance Your Job Search

If you're exploring new industries or career paths, incorporate informational interviews into your job-search strategy.

Adapting Your Elevator Pitch to the Occasion

Practice makes perfect, but be sure to tweak your pitch to keep it effective.

Social Networking Do’s and Don’ts

Experts weigh in on the do's and don'ts of using social media to look for your next job.

What the Recruiter Sees

A recruiter for CDW shares the tactics his company now considers its most fertile source of new candidates – Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

How to Leverage Social Networking to Get Your Next Job

Employees and employers are using social networks like Facebook and LinkedIn to investigate whether each is a good fit for the job.

8 Steps to Leverage Social Networks

The following eight steps helped job seeker 'Paul' put his online social networking into its proper place.

5 Ways to Network in the Real World

Build a stronger online network by grounding those connections in face-to-face encounters.

Rebuilding Your Network

As the economy warms up, more of your contacts are on the move — and going places that could be right for you.

Can Recruiters Find YOU? 5 Online Methods to Borrow

Veteran recruiter Joe Turner describes online routes to the short list when professional talent scouts are looking for candidates.

What Does a Job Search Have to do With Ancient Greece?

To gain an edge in the job hunt, study the people within the company you’re pursuing.

Job Seeker Extends Networking Reach to Australia

Paul Witschey was ready for a change of scenery and fresh career challenges.

Recruiters’ Best Networking Tips

Six ways to be more memorable at networking events and holiday parties from recruiters who have been on the meet-and-greet circuit.

Networking Is Weird for Everyone

You were taught not to talk to strangers as a kid.

Why Men Have Stronger Professional Networks Than Women

Research indicates that the glass ceiling is firm.

Five Steps to Volunteer Your Way to a Job

If you’re not sure where to start, follow this guide to landing a volunteer position as a part of your job-search strategy.

Volunteering Opportunities Pay Off

Can working a job without a paycheck set you up for big bucks?

Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube: Which Tools to Use

Two job seekers tell all.

I Attended a Networking Event. Now What?

The best ways to follow up after the networking event When you attend a networking event, whether a conference, seminar or business-club meeting, your work has just begun.

Can You Facebook Your Way to a New Job?

Done right, online networking will support your offline network, not replace it In the old days, "networking” meant hours calling every contact in your Rolodex; paging through the directories of every professional organization you could join; going to breakfast seminars, lunch-time speaking events, happy hours and board meetings to press the flesh – anything to make real-time, one-on-one contact with someone who might know someone who might be hiring.

You Have More Friends Than You Think

Expand your networking circle with these tips on making friends.

How to Romance Your Next Employer

Job searching is a lot like dating.

Around the Web: Job-Hunting Tools

Social-networking reference materials for your job search.

Mind Your Social Netiquette

Your manners and etiquette matter online in social networks.

Proper Job Search Etiquette Starts During the Holidays

Contrary to popular belief, "the holidays” are actually a golden time to look for a job.

After the Meltdown: Is Your Network a Trap?

Solid suggestions for networking in tough times.