How to Build Your Brand: The Former DKNY PR Girl Weighs In

Aliza Licht knows how to leave a mark.

As the former voice behind DKNY’s social media famous DKNY PR Girl, Aliza is an expert at not only branding herself, but also doing so successfully for a household name in fashion.

Aliza grew up with a love for fashion, but originally chose the science route, hoping to pursue plastic surgery. However, once she fell into the fashion industry, she climbed to the top with an honest attitude and a heck of a lot of experience under her belt.

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Breaking the Rules: One Designer’s Journey from Science to Tech

Tessa Chung believes that rules are meant to be broken.

She has a habit of thinking outside of the box and tackling any challenge that comes her way. As a designer, Tessa works on everything from developing mobile app experiences to designing packaging for home textiles. Before she dove into the design world, Tessa had an entire other career in science.

After ten years in lab, Tessa felt less and less fulfilled with her daily work. So she took her happiness into her own hands and started taking design classes at night. From there it was a bumpy road, but today she works as a Product Designer at AOL Alpha in California.

Read our interview with Tessa to learn how she made the jump from science into tech, how her about.me page helped her get a job, and her thoughts on virtual reality. Don’t forget to visit her page to check out her design portfolio.

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#aboutmeLIVE with Author, Speaker & Comedian James Robilotta

Communication, it’s a powerful tool. It’s the difference between being remembered or forgotten. We want you to be memorable.

If you’re looking to improve your communication skills, build a strong network or become a better leader, we’d like to invite you to #aboutmeLIVE on Wednesday, September 16th at 6PM ET/3PM PT.

Best-selling author, internationally recognized speaker and comedian James Robilotta will share how to improve your communication skills (whether you’re an introvert or extrovert) and the value of leading imperfectly.

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Recruiters and Career Experts: Staff Picks

Looking for your dream job? You’ve come to the right place.

The job search is tough. Competition is fierce, dream positions are scarce and it’s easy to get discouraged. At about.me, we’re all about using our community to connect you to people who will help you, inspire you and ultimately get you where you want to go. This week’s Staff Picks are some of the most talented recruiters and career experts in the country.

Heading off our post is Ryan Kahn, founder of The Hired Group, star of MTV’s Hired and best-selling author. Ryan specializes in helping students and recent-grads land jobs. Ryan links to The Hired Group’s website on his page, named as one of Forbes “Top 100 Websites For Your Career.”

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#aboutmeLIVE with about.me CEO + Venture Capitalist Tony Conrad

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur? Do you want to work for a startup in Silicon Valley? Or, would you like to learn more about venture capital?

If yes, we’d like to invite you to #aboutmeLIVE.

Join about.me CEO and venture capitalist Tony Conrad on Thursday, September 10th at 6PM ET/3PM PT. During this live Q&A, Tony will answer questions about the startup scene, venture capital and share insights on how to best position yourself for a career with a startup.

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3 Networking Tips for Extroverts

Where my extroverts at!?

Extroverts, this is coming from one of your own so focus up!

Many people (wrongly) think that extroverts don’t need networking advice. They think we could hold a conversation with a park bench. And though they may be right, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t opportunities to develop our social skills.

Here are a few things we know about extroverts:

  • Extroverts draw their energy from being in larger groups of people. They feed off of others’ spirit.
  • Sometimes, when extroverts are left alone for too long, they can get crazy uncomfortable.
  • Extroverts have a lot of “friends” and not as many friends.
  • One misconception is that all extroverts are confident. Extroversion and confidence are not synonymous.

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Who Would You Invite to Your Dream Dinner Party?

What do Beyoncé, Mark Zuckerberg and Amy Poehler have in common? 

They’d make great dinner companions.

We posed this question to people all across the country: If you could invite five (living) people to a dinner party, who would they be?

Check out this list of who our community members want to share a meal with.

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