How You're Sabotaging Your Job Search (And What To Do Instead)

When it comes down to it, a huge part of job searching is confidence — the confidence to apply to the best positions, to network with anyone and everyone, to convey that you’re the best candidate. But there can be a fine line between confidence and arrogance that you need to keep in check.

When Trying To Make Small Talk, Ask About Business Challenges

When you first meet someone at a networking event, small talk starts the ball rolling. Ask about the other person’s challenges in their line of work to open up the conversation.

Networking Is Bullsh*t

So you’re trying to become better at networking, handing out business cards like free samples to advance your career. We all try to do it, but approaching networking like an aimless productivity robot is bullshit. Just try to be a normal person and meet people.

Network Better By Creating A 'Hook'

Networking can help you advance your career, but it requires a little more than just shaking hands. Here are the three things you need when you’re trying to network.

Always Respond To Job Offers To Keep All Your Options Open

Even if you’re happy in your current job, if an interview, recruiter or job offer comes your way, you should at least reply to the message. You may need the contacts later on down the line, or you can use the opportunity to learn what other companies are doing and what skills are in demand.

Show Your Expertise With Stories, Not Statements

It’s tough when you want your ability to be known, but you don’t want to sound like you’re full of it. By telling stories with examples of your expertise, you can express what you’re capable of without sounding like a show off.

Make A Good First Impression By Saying Who You Help, Not What You Do

When you meet someone for the first time, either in a business or social setting, the question of what you do for a living is guaranteed to come up. You can make strong, lasting impressions by answering that question just a little differently.

The Difference Between Wi-Fi Security Protocols: WPA2-AES Vs WPA2-TKIP

Setting up encryption on your wireless router is one of the most important things you can do for your network security, but your router probably offers various different options — WPA2-PSK (TKIP), WPA2-PSK (AES), and WPA2-PSK (TKIP/AES) among the alphabet soup. How-To Geek explains which one to choose for a faster, more secure home network.

Beyond Event Hopping: How To Step Up Your Professional Networking

Sometimes, professional networking can feel like a never-ending cycle of event hopping and meeting random people. If you’re feeling frustrated, we’ve got some battle-tested information that can help you improve your networking efforts.

Access OS X's Packet Sniffer With The Wireless Diagnostics Tool

We’ve shown you how to tap your network and monitor everything that’s happening before. However, blogger Jacob Salmela’s shows off a trick that makes it even easier using OS X Yosemite’s packet sniffer.