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- The Company You Work For Is Not Your Friend
- How To Make A New Coworker Feel Welcome
- How You're Sabotaging Your Job Search (And What To Do Instead)
- Beyond Event Hopping: How To Step Up Your Professional Networking
- How To Safely Share Your Home Wi-Fi With Friends
- Why Business Cards Still Matter (And How To Effectively Use Yours)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.