networking

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networking emails
Career Etiquette
Lori Bumgarner Béen

How to Write Networking Emails That Will Get Responses

I recently had a client who said she wasn’t getting the response to her networking emails she’d hoped for. She asked me if there was anything she could do to increase her response rate. I went back and looked at some of the previous emails she’d sent me to see

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career fairs
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

Are Career Fairs Worth Your Time and Energy?

I’m not sure why career fairs still exist. Many are so ineffective for both candidates and recruiters. Yet companies continue to pour more money into them and candidates continue to pour more time into them. Companies spend tens of thousands of dollars on registration fees, travel, fancy displays, swag, and

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stereotypes
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

How to Avoid Stereotypes That Hurt Your Child’s Career

Millennials and Gen Z’ers sometimes get a bad rap for not having the ability to appropriately handle unpleasant obstacles. But there’s one millennial who is defying all the stereotypes. Her name is Kristen Hadeed. She’s the owner of a successful business she started while in college which now employees over

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stop overthinking networking
Career Etiquette
Lori Bumgarner Béen

Why You Need to Stop Overthinking Networking

Networking is necessary not just for a successful job search, but also for a successful career as a whole. In fact it’s so important you should spend 80% of your job search networking and only 20% applying to online job postings. This is because 80% of the working population found

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fitness
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

How to Improve Your Career With Physical Fitness

We’re well into 2019 with the beginning of February on our heels. If you made any new year’s resolutions, it’s likely you’ve already slacked off on them. Good for you if you haven’t! If you have, it’s not too late to use February 1st as your fresh start. For some

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paNASH blog
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

The Most Popular paNASH Blog Posts of 2018

I’m so grateful to all you readers who loyally follow the paNASH blog from week to week. I love hearing your stories of how a particular blog post gave you the courage to pursue your passions. Your support and feedback means so much to me. As a thank you, here’s

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networking
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

How to Be Realistic About Networking (Re-Post)

Networking is a necessary part of the career development process. It helps you discover opportunities you never knew existed. This could include a career that is just the thing that fits nicely with your passions and strengths. Or it could include opportunities in a field you’re already passionate about. But

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paycheck
Career Change/Career Transition
Lori Bumgarner Béen

You Don’t Have To Be a Slave To a Paycheck

You may remember reading about my client Robert in my post entitled “How to Know If You’re In the Wrong Job“. Robert is the one who has talents and passions in both illustration and foreign languages. But instead he had a job he dreaded going to every day. When you

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pick your brain
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

Why “Can I Pick Your Brain?” Is the Wrong Approach

I was sitting at my desk in my office when the email showed up in my inbox. It was another request for an informational interview. (If you don’t know what an informational interview is, Google it.) But this request was different from all the others. It wasn’t the usual lame

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Lori Bumgarner
Inspirational/Motivational
Lori Bumgarner Béen

Thank You to My Clients Who Are Such a Blessing to Me!

As I work with my clients, I see so many with similar and overlapping passions and goals. Because of this, they serve as resources for each other. But only if they know each other. So, I decided to introduce all my clients to each other over coffee and dessert. But

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never burn a bridge
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

Never Say Never: How to Know When You Should Let a Bridge Burn

“Never burn a bridge.” We’ve all been told by mentors, career experts and well-meaning friends and co-workers to “never burn a bridge.” It’s the number one rule of networking. Or is it? There’s always an exception to the rule. And this rule is no different. Never Say Never Whenever I

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elevator speech
Career Advice
Lori Bumgarner Béen

The Best Way to Write a Successful Elevator Speech

It’s Time to Ditch The Pitch for Something Better Do some people’s elevator pitches make you wish you’d taken the stairs? Does the thought of having to share your own elevator speech make you want to pitch yourself down the elevator shaft? Most elevator speeches are very awkward. And it’s

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