HBR Ascend

11 Flips | 4 Magazines | 13 Followers | @HBRAscend | HBR Ascend is your new learning companion from Harvard Business Review designed specifically for millennials and graduating students in India.

How to Tell Your Colleague You Dropped the Ball

No matter how hard you try or how many hours you work, you’re likely to disappoint a colleague at some point. You won’t be able to make every …

How to Revive a Tired Network

On a scale of one to five, how important is having a good network to your ability to accomplish your goals? When I ask my executive students this …

How to Reach Out After Losing Touch

What’s worse than having the perfect person to reach out to about a job opportunity, a career switch, or an impending move to Asia, and not being …

Should I Accept that LinkedIn Invitation?

That’s a question I am almost guaranteed to hear during any social media workshop, or indeed, in one-on-one conversations about social networking. …

The More People We Connect with on LinkedIn, the Less Valuable It Becomes

When it comes to social networking, is bigger always better?<p>Many internet users have taken Tim O’Reilly’s definition of a Web 2.0 application — “one …

How to Get the Most Out of an Informational Interview

When you’re looking for a job or exploring a new career path, it’s smart to go out on informational interviews. But what should you say when you’re …

The Right Way to Brag About Yourself

In both our social and professional interactions, we commonly focus on managing the impressions that others form of us, especially when these others …

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Networking

We all know networking has the potential to dramatically enhance our careers; making new connections can introduce us to valuable new information, …

5 Misconceptions About Networking

A good network keeps you informed. Teaches you new things. Makes you more innovative. Gives you a sounding board to flesh out your ideas. Helps you …

Know What Type of Career Advisers You Need

Traditionally, employees managed their careers with help from managers and the company’s human resources department. Or they participated in formal …

The Right (and Wrong) Way to Network

Some people line up lunches and coffee dates because they’re in search of a job, venture funding, or clients for their company. But if that’s the …