Networking. For some people, the very idea of walking up to a stranger and speaking to them –– for any reason –– is enough to cause serious discomfort or anxiety. And you don’t have to be an introvert to detest the idea of networking. After all, it can seem very awkward to strike up a conversation with another person apropos of nothing. Yet, networking is important because it can allow professionals to make meaningful business connections and advance their career as a result. With that in mind, today we’re going to provide four effective networking tips that all professionals can use with confidence. Check them out here:
The value of a first impression simply can’t be overstated. Whether you’re at a job interview or on a date, how you present yourself to the world at large has a big impact on how others perceive you. Unfortunately, it can be difficult to make a good first impression time and again. After all, no two people are alike, and what resonates with someone might not register at all with another. While you can’t control how others think and act, you can control your own temperament and behavior, which will give you a great chance of hitting it off with just about anyone. Check out our top tips for doing just that here:
As much as we like to think of ourselves as being a progressive society that is neither racist nor sexist, the truth is that there are still some careers and fields in which females are considered inferior and where it is often hard for women to make it. And in most instances, this is not down to physical ability or anything natural, it is simply down to paternalistic attitudes and old-school thinking. Construction is one such industry where women are hugely under-represented. It is tough for a female to make it in construction, but it is not impossible. Here are a few tips and thoughts for women who want to make a career in the building industry that may help to ease your passage to success.