7 Items More Memorable Than A Business Card

7 Items More Memorable Than A Business Card

By Taryn Rosenberg It’s 2016 and let’s face it: the concept of business cards is totally antiquated. If someone wants to exchange contact information, it would be second nature to pull out your phone and make it happen. Plus, if you know a company name, you can likely find an individual’s email address within a few clicks on Google. It’s just not hard to get in touch anymore. Not to mentioned Linkedin, right? Instead, we use the words, “take my card” at networking events and meetups. It’s an indirect way…

3 Things I’ve Learned in my First 3 Months of my Career

3 Things I’ve Learned in my First 3 Months of my Career

By Zoe Stolper Does your boss really know best? Most likely, yes.  But whether you find it online or in your first few weeks at your new job, advice on how to succeed in your first professional position always seems to come from the perspective of someone who has been in the industry for a while. Of course this makes sense. They’ve been through what you’re going through. They know what has made them successful at what they do. If we just take their advice from the get-go, we’ll be…

July’s First Wednesday is Tonight!

July’s First Wednesday is Tonight!

By Zack and Rachel Is it really already July? Man this year is flying by. If you feel the same way and wish you could find time to catch up with friends, colleagues, clients, then join us tonight at First Wednesday! If you haven’t been, the premise is pretty simple. We get together on the First Wednesday of each month to network, meet new people, and catch up with those we’ve wanted to see. Event Details: Date: Wednesday, July 6th Venue: Ainsworth Park: 111 East 18th Street, NYC Time 6:30PM…

If you don’t talk about your successes, no one will know about it.

If you don’t talk about your successes, no one will know about it.

By Rachel Herskovitz I remember I had a teacher in elementary school who had a sticker board for all of the students in his class, and after each completed assignment, gave the students a sticker (and a different color depending on how well it was done). It was pretty clear each week who ranked against who and where we all stood in terms of our successes. While I don’t condone the gold star system, although I am a Millennial who loves a trophy – it made me think about how…

The most common request I get: Help me get a job!

The most common request I get: Help me get a job!

By Zack Rosenberg You bet! It would be my pleasure. It is the whole reason I started SixDegrees of ZR back in 2008. See back then, the (financial) world was collapsing. Unless you were born around that time, you know exactly what I am referring to. As I witnessed friend after friend being laid off, I knew I had to act. SO, I took their resume and my rolodex hoping to make matches. WE, as a community, did just that. Over the first 2.5 of SixDegrees existence, we helped 38…

They Say Sequels Are Never As Good As the Original.

They Say Sequels Are Never As Good As the Original.

By Zack Rosenberg In the case of Sharknado, they might be right. The first one was AMAZING. Nonetheless, sometime sequels can be as good if not better than the original. This is my long winded way of saying, Rach and I are rebooting First Wednesday. What is First Wednesday? For many of you reading this, it’s likely how we know each other. For everyone else, it was a way for us to get together and grab a drink. No motives, no agendas, just as easy way to remember you had…

Seven things everyone who attends a networking event feels

Seven things everyone who attends a networking event feels

By Rachel Herskovitz Zack, my partner in crime, loves networking events. I don’t, but know it’s a necessary evil in any industry. So if you’re like me, you’ve undoubtedly gone through the following series of feelings during your last networking event. (1) You have a tremendous urge to cancel at the last minute… (2)…But then you can’t because you promised your one friend who is looking for a job (3) Once you walk in the door, you’re immediately asked for your business card to be added to a mailing list,…

Have equity beyond your day job

Have equity beyond your day job

By Rachel Herskovitz During my tenure at my previous company (a well known technology startup), it was acquired for a sh*t-ton of money, and with that a portion of the teams were asked to leave. If you can guess where this story is going, I was a member of one of those teams. Now, I know, this isn’t exactly a unique story as I imagine many of you reading this have been let go at some point in your career (and if you haven’t, sorry to break it to you,…

Remembering the “other” social network: LinkedIn

Remembering the “other” social network: LinkedIn

By Rachel Herskovitz If you’re like me, LinkedIn might feel like the obligatory chore of the social networks. I know I need to be there from a professional standpoint, it’s the best way to quickly asses where my current contact list is in their career, and it’s essential when looking for your next move. But beyond using this as the digital version of a Rolodex, I haven’t explored the other aspects of the platform, or used it for its true power. Well, let me tell you that we are ALL…

SixDegrees is Back!

SixDegrees is Back!

By Zack Rosenberg After a 3 year hiatus (yes, it’s been that long), SixDegrees is back online. You (hopefully) are asking yourself, why? Many of you are probably aware that I have been running DoGoodBuyUs, the first of it’s kind, a marketplace for socially responsible products. Entrepreneurship is unlike anything I have ever experienced before. Saying it’s 24/7 doesn’t do it justice. For this reason, I had to give up on some of my other passions. So, what happened? Try as we did, and the many successes we had, by…