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A conversation over coffee with Origin Workspace

by Melissa

Why those in HR need to network too

by Melissa

I’m off to give a Make yourself Memorable talk to the Chartered Institute of Personal Development tonight (CIPD) tonight. And as the audience is made up of mostly HR business partners and those who are internal teams rather than independent HR consultants – I thought it may be worth…

10 Top Tips for Networking Know-How

by Melissa

Networking events can be daunting, particularly if you’re not prepared, so here are some tips to ease the process…


  1. Networking is about farming not hunting – it’s a process that takes time because people tend to buy from those they know, like and trust.
  2. Be well prepared – in the questions…

Making the most of your internship

by Melissa

How do you make the experience worthwhile both from a learning and strategic perspective — i.e. landing a full-time offer, securing a great letter of reference or simply making a positive impression on your colleagues to leverage going forward?

Jodi Glickman, author of

Networking tips for interns

by Melissa

So you’ve got a golden opportunity to get your feet wet. Your networking skills will be key in turning your internship into a full time career. Here are some tips to help you maximise the opportunity…

  • Set goals. Sounds boring but is a must.This is such a precious opportunity. Goals will…

Seasonal survival guide for the reluctant networker

by Melissa

The invitations to drinks parties have probably been arriving. The office party, perhaps somewhat scaled down, still requires attendance.  You inwardly groan as you envisage awkward silences, pointless small talk and much enforced jollity.

During the parties and family get togethers, you may of course want to avoid talking about…

Benefits of a networking buddy

by Melissa

In my early networking days, one of the ways I overcame my reluctance to turn out to events was to get a networking buddy.

My networking buddy was called Suzy and she was an old marketing colleague of mine.  So we would go to events together, get a drink and…

6 ways to overcome networking reluctance

by Melissa

When I decided that I was going to have to get a lot better at networking, I became really curious about what was it specifically that I didn’t like about going to networking events.

And I realised that it’s no wonder so many of us don’t like it because I…

6 things to do while networking

by Melissa

Let’s face it, we meet a lot of new people at networking events and unless key people remember us and the value that we create then it can be a waste of time. So when we get to an event, what can we do to make sure we’re remembered?


Top tips for networking at conferences

by Melissa

Part of the reason we go to conferences is to meet other people. Yet how often have you left the event feeling that you made few or no connections? Here are some top tips to help you get the most out of the networking opportunities:

Pre-conference prep

Have a plan. Know…

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