Getting Down with the Duck at the Business Professionals February 2015 Mixer

David Bruno, networking group administrator, hosted the first Business Professionals of Greater Harrisburg & Central PA mixer of 2015 on February 25 at the Coliseum Megaplex in Camp Hill, PA. If you read my blog about attending my first mixer, you may remember that I followed the advice I’d read on how to feel comfortable at a networking event. My self-assigned role promoting the mixers through taking event photos and then blogging about it provides the perfect opportunity to speak with everyone and drive traffic to my LinkedIn posts and my website. That role’s success became evident at the latest mixer. Continue Reading →

Avoid Eating Unpopped Kernels of Corn by Doing Your Research Before Heading to that Interview

Following a recent brief phone interview with a recruiter, I received an offer for an in-person interview for the next day. Exciting news, right? Read on. The recruiter told me the company’s name (I confirmed the spelling with him), that they are a growing global company expanding into my region, and they have a niche market for the products they sell. I specifically asked for and received assurance this was not a sales position — my interview was for a management position. Several flags went up during the 10-minute conversation. Among them, the interviewer tried to butter me up so Continue Reading →