networking

NetPi Turns Your Raspberry Pi Into A Network Analyser Tool

If you need to do a lot of network testing, the Raspberry Pi is a cheap way to do it. NetPi is a custom operating system that includes all the tools you’ll need.


The Industries Where Networking Matters More For Getting A Job

“It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” That holds true for many job seekers, but some industries tend to hire more from employee referrals than others.


Ask For Someone's Opinion To Kickstart A Conversation

You don’t need “lines” and “rules” to strike up a conversation with someone — just a great way to help them open up and start talking. Ask them for a recommendation, like for a place in town to eat, favourite holiday spot, movie to see, or anything that asks for their opinion and helps them open up and start talking — and gives you something to engage with them about.


The Company You Work For Is Not Your Friend

One thing becomes apparent after the honeymoon of a newly-launched career is over: Your employer — whether it’s a scrappy startup or a massive multi-million dollar company — is not your friend. You are a resource. That means the only one you can trust, really, is you. Here’s how to keep a cool head and stay in control of your career.


Build A Professional Bio That Highlights Your Career Achievements

Creating a solid professional bio is one of the best ways to open the door to a better career. It forces you think about the skills you want to highlight, and gives you a kind of “elevator pitch” to send to new contacts.


Don't Just Network, Build Your Own Collaborative Team

Networking is, at best, widely misunderstood. If you really want to advance your career, don’t just shove business cards in front of people. As prolific actor/productive mad man James Franco suggests, build a team of people you can routinely collaborate with.


Build A Tiny, Portable Wi-Fi File Sharing Beacon

Ever needed to share a bunch of files with a group of people but didn’t feel like carrying on your laptop to do it? Over on Node, Chris Robinson put together a guide for building a tiny file-sharing beacon that shares anything you put onto its micro SD card.


How Handwritten Letters Can Help Your Career

Taking the time to write someone a letter — without requesting anything or asking for favours — can actually be a great way of making professional connections. It’s a surprising and charming way of putting yourself on the radar, if only to say hello.


Build A Directional Wi-Fi Antenna From Kitchen Gear And A Baby Bottle

Living with weak Wi-Fi is no way to live. If you’re not in a place where you can just add a bridge or repeater, a quick trip to the kitchen may be in order. You’ll need a baby bottle, a mesh strainer and a USB Wi-Fi dongle. Here’s how the whole thing works.


How To Make A New Coworker Feel Welcome

Remember your first week at your job? It probably wasn’t easy, but you got through it. When you have new people join your company, you can use that experience to help make their onboarding go more smoothly. Here’s how you can make your new coworkers feel welcome.