Tyler Odean

People will remember a totally random sample of the information you give them about what you do. It won’t be the best sample. It won’t be the summary you wish you could hand them. It’s a random set of data. Because they’ll remember random parts, you want to construct a message that — when sampled at any point — reinforces your argument and remains persuasive. … [ Read more ]

Sasha Orloff

People want to help, but they can only help so much if you yourself don’t know where you’re headed. With a more specific objective, you can much more effectively maximize your network.

“A Friend of a Friend” Is No Longer the Best Way to Find a Job

How do you get a job these days? The answer often involves networking — it isn’t what you know, it’s whom, we’re told. But what does that mean? After all, we’re connected to many people, in countless ways. So who can actually help? What kinds of relationships should we try to use when we are looking for a job?

How to Become Insanely Well-Connected

Chris Fralic is a successful VC himself, responsible for First Round’s investments in Warby Parker, Roblox, HotelTonight and Adaptly among others. When asked what’s made his career possible, he’ll tell you outright it’s the relationships — built deliberately over many years. This might sound like a common response, but among his peers, he’s acknowledged to be a world-class super-connector with rarefied expertise.

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When You Agree to a Networking Meeting But Don’t Know What You’re Going to Talk About

For some networking meetings, the agenda is obvious: Your companies are considering doing business together, or you’re looking for a job and this person might help you get one. But many professionals find themselves in networking meetings where the goals are murkier. Here are four ways to ensure your networking meeting is productive and meaningful, even if the agenda is amorphous.

Word-for-word Script for a Great Email Introduction

There are common threads with the introductions from people who stood out, made me want to meet them and/or help them start businesses, find jobs, or even hire them myself. They’re simple steps, but 99% of people skip them. Don’t.

The Smartest Ways to Network at a Party

Reading a room is a skill that can be learned; a guide to nonverbal cues like how people stand or hold their hands.

6 Networking Mistakes Job Hunters Make

Most people know by now that networking beats answering job ads, but how you go about it can make all the difference. Here’s what to avoid.

Recruiting Experts Tell All: The Ultimate Recruiting Playbook

Ever imagine listening to a team of all-star recruiters, MBAs, senior managers, and professors talk about winning job-search strategies? Pull up a chair.

Planet Alumni

Planet Alumni is a registry-based site designed to help alumni find each other and keep in touch.

GradFinder.com

“Gradfinder’s mission is to keep people in touch with friends from school. We aim to provide a free, fast, and easy to use site. We will continue to try to list every school from kindergarten through to grad school from every country in the world. To help supplement the directory service we provide photo albums, message boards and a free reunion planning system. We are … [ Read more ]

Alumni Net

claims over 1.3 million members representing 40,000 schools with 4000 people reunited each day.

MBA Association (Ireland)

The MBA Association in Ireland is the representative body for graduates holding a Masters degree in Business Administration from Irish business schools and MBAs living in Ireland from business schools throughout the world.

The Association of MBAs

Bills itself as the global network for the MBA community.