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/ November 10, 2017 Why the Coffee Meeting is a Waste of Time
Why the Coffee Meeting is a Waste of Time

By Hannah Fleishman

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There’s a popular networking practice that’s in desperate need of a makeover: Asking someone to get coffee. How many times have you been told to invite someone on LinkedIn, or at your company, to “grab coffee” so you can learn more about their role, career path, or industry? Probably weekly, if not more. On one hand, coffee meetings can be proactive, productive ways to network internally or externally. But more often than not, they’re a waste of time.

Hear me out.

Most people treat “the coffee meeting” like a handshake. They use it as an ... Read More

/ February 2, 2017 Networking Is Here to Stay: 5 Ways to Get Good At Making Connections
Networking Is Here to Stay: 5 Ways to Get Good At Making Connections

By Declan Fitzgerald

I can’t emphasize the importance of networking enough.

A wide and diverse network of people hasn’t just helped me get jobs, it’s helped me get better at those jobs. When HubSpot announced plans for a Tokyo office, the ins-and-outs of hiring in Japan were foreign to me. But as the head of global recruitment, I needed to become the subject matter expert, fast.

The first thing I did was tapped into my network.

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