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Five Questions To Ask Your Boss

June 25, 2019

Want a better relationship with your boss? It’s easier than you think to create a great working relationship. The secret is effective communications and a mutual understanding of what you expect from each other.

Ask these questions on a regular basis, ensuring that you and your boss are on the same page. Try inserting one or two of them into your one-on-one meetings with your boss — in the most open-ended way you can. Let your boss surprise you!

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Must-Read Books for Introverts (and those who love them)

June 21, 2019

People often ask me what books I recommend for introverts. These are my current top three.

  • The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life In a Noisy World by Sophia Dembling
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Won’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
  • Quiet Influence: The Introvert’s Guide to Making a Difference by Jennifer Kahnweiler
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Happy Hour in RTP

June 13, 2019

Image of a globe as an icon for a public event.As the North Carolina leg of my book tour winds down, join me for a beverage and a quiet conversation in the beautiful lobby / bar RTP DoubleTree. Get there when you can. Stay as long as you like. I’ll be hanging out from 5:00 to 7:00

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Wake Tech Career Transitions Forum

June 13, 2019

Write Your Own Job Description: A Fresh Approach to Interviewing and Job Search

Image of a globe as an icon for a public event.Standing out in today’s competitive job market is hard. At this Wake Tech Career Transitions Forum on Thursday I will share how to powerfully differentiate yourself from other candidates while simultaneously sculpting a position that suits you. I will share tools to enable job seekers to take the initiative in the search and interview process by starting with the end in mind and using their network to uncover dimensions of the organization…

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Book Launch Event in Morrisville

June 11, 2019

Join the friends of Anthony Edwards for a celebration of the publication of Helpful: A Guide to Life, Careers, and the Art of Networking.

Image of a globe as an icon for a public event.Anthony is a master networker, embodying the principles in Helpful. He regularly hosts a gathering for the members of his broad network to get together and freshen connections. There is food, there are beverages, and there is plenty of networking.

This month Anthony is hosting a special event to help me celebrate the launch of Helpful. In addition to reconnecting with old friends…

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Book Signing with Hire Networks

June 11, 2019

Image of a globe as an icon for a public event.My thanks to Hire Networks for hosting a book signing for the early risers. We’ll talk about the book, about networking, and some of the misunderstandings that hamper our attempts to build meaningful professional relationships.

Refreshments provided. This event is open to the public.

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Marquee Event: North Carolina Biotechnology Center

June 10, 2019

An Evening with Heather Hollick, Author of Helpful: A Guide to Life, Careers, and the Art of Networking

Image of a globe as an icon for a public event.Join us for this marquee event as I kick off my book tour in the beautiful Dogwood Room of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center. In some ways, the book began in this very room. After speaking and coaching on networking for several years, the ideas took on a life of their own and grew to the point that I was able to offer a full-day workshop on networking in the Dogwood Room in December of 2012. The PowerPoint slide deck for that workshop became the outline for Helpful.

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JOBS NETWORK of St. Thomas More

June 8, 2019

Image of a globe as an icon for a public event.The JOBS NETWORK of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, Chapel Hill. Meets at 8:30 AM in Parish Center, 2nd and 4th Saturdays each month. I will be attending on June 8 to talk about job search, networking, and how to focus on being helpful in your job search.

This event is free and open to the public.

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Inside Networking: How and Why to Build a Network Inside Your Organization

June 5, 2019

How visible are you at work? Chances are good that you’re making one of most common career mistakes there is — pouring a disproportionate about of effort into doing good work and not taking enough time to get to know other people.

This is like wearing a cloak of invisibility.

Networking inside your company is some of the most important work that you can do — and not just for yourself. Building a web of strong relationships up, down, and across your organization is invaluable for any projects and tasks that you could hope to accomplish, especially inside large organizations.

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Vaco Raleigh Lunch and Learn

June 3, 2019

The Myths and Misunderstandings of Networking

A lively discussion over lunch on the common myths and misunderstandings of networking. Is “small talk” really small talk? Do extraverts make better networkers? Should you network at work?

This event is available to the friends and employees of Vaco.

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