Rachel MacDonald

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3 Easy Steps for Crafting an Impressive Elevator Pitch

Posted by Rachel MacDonald on Aug 19, 2015 11:33:00 AM

Time and time again you are told you need to have an elevator pitch. I have made multiple different pitches to figure out the most basic way to create one that is effective. Some people will naturally be skilled at producing one, but for those who may not know where to start, here are 3 simple steps to crafting the perfect pitch.


Why Young Professionals Need to Intern

Posted by Rachel MacDonald on Aug 18, 2015 9:39:00 AM

Summer 2015 has come to a swift end, and with it so does my marketing and business development internship at JOHNLEONARD. This isn’t my first time around the block; it’s my 7th internship to be exact. Time after time people always ask me why I am such an advocate for interning. There is this longstanding stereotype that interns will be responsible for coffee runs and photo copying, but in most instances this is no longer the case. Here are 5 reasons I intern, and why all young professionals trying to establish themselves in their industry should too.


5 Ways to Incorporate Networking in Your Work Routine

Posted by Rachel MacDonald on Jul 8, 2015 2:54:00 PM

Chances are you have networked at least a few times in your life, but networking is often thought of as an unnatural event for which you need a well executed plan. People get so caught up in their daily routine that they overlook simple networking opportunities available at their disposal. Each work day you are surrounded by professionals not just in your field, but across all industries which can turn into perfect networking opportunities!


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