Lauren Marinigh

Networking Tips for Introverts

By Lauren | March 15, 2017 | 0 Comment

I’ve talked about how much I hate networking before. As an introvert, networking is just too uncomfortable for me. However, I obviously see the value in networking as a young professional and when I actually do force myself out of my comfort zone I never regret it. But how do you overcome that initial anxiety of […]

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Why I Hate Networking Events

By Lauren | November 2, 2016 | 0 Comment

Me: “Hi. I’m Lauren and I work in social media marketing at a non-profit organization called Futurpreneur Canada.” Them: “Nice to meet you Lauren. I’m XYZ and I work at XYZ doing XYZ.” Me: “Nice to meet you XYZ.” ………….. crickets …………….. awkward silence …………… This is a sample conversation of a typical networking event […]

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Pre-Networking 101

By Lauren | July 14, 2015 | 0 Comment

Attending conferences and networking events can be intimidating. Getting put in a room with a bunch of strangers can be an introverts (or Millennial’s) worst nightmare. Who do you talk to? Do you just walk up and interrupt conversations or wait for someone to come to you? It’s overwhelming and for many people, they just […]

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What You’re Doing Wrong on LinkedIn

By Lauren | April 28, 2015 | 0 Comment

1. Lacking detail in your profile One of the biggest mistakes I see is that people put their work experience but only include their position and workplace with no details or description of their responsibilities. LinkedIn can be used as a source to include more information than you would on a regular resume, take advantage […]

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Why You Should Volunteer

By Lauren | June 2, 2014 | 0 Comment

Why should I volunteer? I have a great job working in my industry, and now that I have real world experience, it shouldn’t be that hard to get a new job when I choose to move on, right? Well you may be right, but whether you are still a student looking for real world experience […]

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