Expand Your Network / Mentor

Networking. For many it’s a word that evokes the image of awkwardly attempting to mingle with strangers at a professional reception…That does occasionally happen, but it’s a very small part of what it actually means to build your professional network. In reality, networking is about making new friends in a professional context, and building concentric rings of connections to people whose work inspires and informs the young professional you are and/or aim to be.

Why You Should Network With Recruiters BEFORE You Graduate

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Regardless of your particular profession or specialty, the medical field is a challenge and getting through school and passing boards is quite overwhelming. For most, the focus during this time is just making it out of the program with …

By Tammy McKinney, RN - Hospital Recruiting
Hospital Recruiting
Hospital Recruiting | Physician and Healthcare Job Board.
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4 Reasons You Need a Mentor to Advance Your Career

You have a great educational background, significant work experience, and impressive extracurriculars. But you’re still having a hard time taking the next step in your career. Why? The answer could be you haven’t found the right mentor. Here are four reasons …

By Erik Bergman - Firsthand
Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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How to Write Networking Emails That Get Opened

Today, in our hybrid work environment, email is the primary mode of communication when it comes to building networks and making connections. This means delivering an excellent introductory networking email is key for career advancement and growth. So, here’s how to …

By Ashley Kemper - Firsthand
Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Coaching Yourself to Career Success

Alicia Reece
More than likely, at some point you’ve felt unhappy about your career. Maybe you felt unfulfilled, undervalued, underutilized, or disempowered.…

How to Give and Receive Useful Feedback Every Month

Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
The current feedback model is broken. Most employees don’t feel that their annual review is fair or accurate. Craig Dowden…

Evaluating Your Growth as a Leader

Todd Dewett
Everyone knows that their progress will be reviewed with a regular performance evaluation. In addition, they might receive bits of…

Using Feedback to Drive Performance

Madecraft
Effective feedback can enhance your employees’ efficiency and overall performance in the workplace. That’s why it’s important to know how…

How to Be a Good Mentee and Mentor

Emilie Aries
Mentorship can make a difference to anyone’s career—mentees and mentors alike. While they’re often thought of as being one-sided, these…

Taking the Fear out of Feedback

Pete Mockaitis | How to Be Awesome at Your Job
What’s the best way to give and receive effective feedback? How do you hold feedback conversations without all the angst…

Being a Good Mentor

Ellen Ensher
Becoming a mentor gives you a way to share your wisdom and knowledge with someone less experienced. People who mentor…

How to Use Rejection to Your Advantage

Macmillan Publishers
1000 characters or less, including spaces Rejection can feel like a gut punch when it happens. But what if you…

Implementing Creative Feedback the Win-Win Way

Roger S.H. Schulman
Learn how to make constructive use of feedback to make work interactions better and improve projects. Roger S. H. Schulman,…

Giving and Receiving Feedback

Gemma Leigh Roberts
View Gemma’s LinkedIn Newsletter All professionals are trying to get better at what they do. No matter where you work,…

How to Build a Secret Circle of Mentors

Macmillan Publishers
Mentors play a crucial role in our lives. There are many different types of mentors you’ll encounter in your careers,…

Asking for Feedback as an Employee

Jodi Glickman
View Jodi’s LinkedIn Newsletter Asking for feedback is integral to cultivating a growth mindset and being self-reliant—traits that managers want…

Developing a Mentoring Program

Ellen Ensher
Formal mentoring programs help organizations retain employees, increase job satisfaction and commitment, and cultivate organizational citizenship behavior. In this course,…

Coaching Virtually

Alisa Cohn
With the acceleration of remote and hybrid work, managers must master coaching their employees virtually. In this course, executive coach…

The Coaching Habit (getAbstract Summary)

getAbstract
Coaching involves much more than just talking to people; it requires posing intelligent questions that inspire your employees to talk…

Coaching Employees through Difficult Situations

Elizabeth (McLeod) Lotardo
Have you ever had to provide coaching to an individual who can’t take criticism, or inherited an employee who seems…

Mentorship, Sponsorship, and Lifting Others as You Climb

Living Corporate
In this audio-only course, host Zach Nunn speaks with Marty Rodgers of Accenture about the concept of lifting as you…

How to Effectively Deliver Criticism

Careercake
Delivering criticism in the workplace can be difficult. Not everyone is a fan of giving it, nor experienced enough to…

Coaching for Results

Lisa Gates
Coaching—like managing—isn’t an intuitive skill. It’s also not a one-type-fits-all solution. To be effective, managers and leaders need to learn…

Basketball Legend Bill Walton (Thirty Minute Mentors)

Adam Mendler | Thirty Minute Mentors
One of the greatest college basketball players of all time and a member of the Basketball Hall of Fame, Bill…

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