Posts Tagged "network"

How to Keep Networking from Draining You

Posted on May 10th, 2018 by The Learning Factor

Whether it’s attending startup events, social gatherings, or happy hours, networking is a necessary part of every entrepreneur’s life. Seventy-eight percent of entrepreneurs agree that networking is crucial to startup success, which is why there are a myriad of articles online about how to master and love the art of networking.


But networking can be extremely draining. Imagine the countless hours entrepreneurs spend talking, traveling, and socializing with contacts and potential investors. Excessive social interaction can be physically and mentally exhausting for anyone — even extroverts. In fact, many of the founders I coach describe networking as draining, saying it sometimes robs them of the energy they need to work on actual business operations.

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You’ll know you’ve hit your optimal level once you’ve found a social schedule that you can sustain in the long term and that leaves you feeling productive and energized at the end of the week, rather than miserable and completely wiped out.

Should You Refer Your Friend For A Job At Your Company? Here’s How To Tell | Fast Company

Posted on March 31st, 2017 by The Learning Factor

These days, it seems like a job referral is the only way a candidate can land an offer from a dream company. So the number of times a friend, family friend, or former colleague has emailed you to ask for a reference to work at your current company has probably increased over the years.


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Ask yourself these 10 questions before making that referral.

5 Trends That Will Change How Companies Use Social Media In 2016

Posted on May 25th, 2016 by The Learning Factor

There are now more than 2 billion active social media users worldwide, and that sum is growing at a brisk clip of 25% each year. Businesses haven’t failed to noticed the runaway expansion of social media.


1. Social Networks Storm The Workplace


For years now, we’ve been promised that a new generation of internal social networks—for use within companies by employees—will put a swift death to email. No more hunting through your inbox for information. No more endless reply-all threads from hell. And yet email has lumbered on.

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So what’s in store for 2016? Here’s a look at five trends that appear set to change how businesses use social media in the year ahead.

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