Category Archives: Getting Started

Jason Roberts: "Old-Fashioned Values Are Key"

For folks just heading out into the workforce, there’s no shortage of advice – Blog! Tweet! Network! – and all of it makes sense. But Jason Roberts, professor of History/Government at Quincy College, thinks the old-fashioned values, like showing up on time and working hard, still count for a lot, too.

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Christina Kulich-Vamvakas: Recent Grads Should "Be Willing to Ask for Help"

This time of year, recent graduates are getting lots of advice on what to do with their lives. Christina Kulich-Vamvakas, lecturer in Government at Suffolk University, offers this sage counsel: be hopeful, she says, and be willing to ask for help when you need it.

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Chris Colbert: Networking Is a Choice

Chris Colbert, director of programming at the Harvard Innovation Lab, has some advice for young people starting out in business: the keys to effective networking are courage and content.

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Learning About Personal Finance

Today’s college graduates know a lot about many different subjects, but managing their own money isn’t usually one of them. Business professionals talk about what they knew – and didn’t know – about personal finance when they were just starting out.

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Ann Chao: Advice for Young Networkers

Ann Chao, CEO and co-founder of Sonation, Inc., a music technology company, talks about the importance of networking, and offers advice for those just starting out in the business world.

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Keeping a Firm Handle on Your Personal Finances

When you’re just starting out, it’s all too easy to make financial mistakes that can come back to haunt you later. Business professionals stress the need for staying on top of your personal finances.

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Career Advice: Avoiding a Bad Workplace Reputation

A bad reputation can do untold damage to your career, and it’s an obstacle that can be almost impossible to overcome. Successful professionals talk about what to avoid if you want to keep your good reputation intact.

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Awkward Networking Moments

We’ve all been there: a seemingly promising conversation at a networking event goes up in flames as the Dreaded Awkward Moment rears its ugly head. Veteran networkers share some of their more cringe-worthy memories.

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Ann Chao: What I Look for In a New Hire

Ann Chao, CEO and co-founder of Sonation, Inc., a music technology company, talks about what she’s looking for when she’s hiring a new member of her team. Spoiler alert: it’s more than just technological savvy.

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Establishing a Good Reputation

To Shakespeare, reputation was "the immortal part of myself" – and in business, certainly, there’s no substitute for a good reputation. Successful professionals offer newcomers tips on how to establish a good reputation right off the bat.

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