networking

Focus On Food To Be Better At Networking

Networking is an often tedious part of career-building. There’s one thing everyone has in common, though: a need to eat. To get better at networking, focus on the food.


Why Business Cards Still Matter (And How To Effectively Use Yours)

With most business being done digitally, you might think that business cards don’t matter anymore. But they can offer a lot. Here’s why they’re still important for business and how you can get the most out of yours.


How To Hack Your Own Network And Beef Up Its Security With Kali Linux

Kali Linux is a security-focused operating system you can run off a CD or USB drive, anywhere. With its security toolkit you can crack Wi-Fi passwords, create fake networks, and test other vulnerabilities. Here’s how to use it to give your own a network a security checkup.


Charlie Preps You For Events By Briefing You On Who You'll Meet

Web: Whether you’re meeting with a company bigwig or attending a conference full of strangers, it helps to know a little about the people you’re going to interact with. Charlie hooks into your calendar and makes sure you’re primed for every meeting with detailed information on the people attending.


How To Tap Your Network And See Everything That Happens On It

Your home network is your fortress. Inside it lies tons of valuable information — unencrypted files, personal, private data, and perhaps most importantly, computers that can be hijacked and used for any purpose. Let’s talk about how you can, with the power of evil, sniff around your home network to make sure you don’t have any uninvited guests.


Why You Should Teach What You Know, Even If You Aren't An Expert

By teaching what you already know about your profession or hobby, you’ll learn more, potentially gain some notoriety as an up-and-coming expert, make new connections with people, and find new opportunities. And you’ll have some fun.


The Features That Matter On Your Next Router (And The Ones That Don't)

Shopping for a router used to be as simple as buying the thing everyone said was good. These days, you have to understand heaps of technical terms, from “beamforming” to “MIMO” and “dual band”. Some of these are useful, but others are marketing fluff. Let’s dive in and separate the useful from the rest.


Network Better By Thinking Like A Spy

When you’re trying to network, you want to make your effort count. Doing a little intelligence gathering, and then using that intelligence properly, can help you make a lasting impression with the people you actually want to connect with.


Ask For A Precise, Short Amount Of Time To Meet A Busy Person

When you need to set up a meeting with a busy person, asking to go out for a coffee or lunch usually won’t work. You have a better chance if you promise to keep your request to a short amount of time.


Next Time You Offer Advice, Turn It Into A Blog Or Podcast

Those of us more experienced in life sometimes get asked by colleagues to be a mentor and offer advice. Instead of giving the same answer over again, consider turning it into a podcast or blog post and sharing it with others.