June 15, 2015 0

The 4 Building Blocks of Networking

    When driving through Luxembourg, I always marvel at how the once sleepy, agricultural country has transformed its sprawling pastures into glamorous buildings of steel and glass.  For 20 plus years, the Grand Duchy has had the highest GDP per capita in the world and new construction sites seem to pop up weekly. Foundations […]

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May 23, 2015 0

5 Reasons to Network Cross-Silo

  Generally we perceive networking as an activity to gain visibility and connections within your sector and region. For some people, meeting professionals who work in the same sector but at a different company can feel thrillingly audacious. However in reality, networking at its most effective will push you far out of your comfort zone […]

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April 13, 2015 0

CityHour Opens European Headquarters!

CityHour is so determined to become the worldwide leader in business networking tools that we decided to open our European headquarters last month. While Europe mobilizes itself to challenge Silicon Valley’s domination, the tiny powerhouse of Luxembourg is simultaneously ramping up efforts to give other European tech hubs a run for their money, making it the perfect locale for […]

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March 17, 2015 0

Beat Network Anxiety by Gamifying It

We all know that building new relationships is crucial when it comes to our careers, yet most of us suffer from one form or another of “networking anxiety”. Some people are shy and get nerve-wracked at the thought of approaching a stranger, others dread it because they get bored having to listen to hundreds of […]

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September 15, 2014 0

5 Common Networking Mistakes

Today, using referrals in recruitment is more common than ever. In order to save time and money, companies are relying increasingly on their own employees to help them find new ones, according to this article published in the New York Times. Nontheless making common networking mistakes can prevent any job seeker from getting hired. When it comes […]

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September 8, 2014 0

#Professional Networking App ‘CityHour’ Debuts at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2014

##CityHour an iPhone business networking app that Puts the “pro” in productivity will be for the first time TechCrunch Disrupt Conference floor. The app has one purpose: to be a catalyst for networking face-to-face. “CityHour is revolutionary therefore it belongs at a TechCrunch Disrupt event”, said Alex Lubinsky, Co-Founder & CEO of CityHour. “We have […]

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September 4, 2014 0

How To Develop Better Listening Skills

In today’s rushed world, good listening skills can fall to the wayside. Everyone is concerned with only one thing: be a number one. However, these bad listening habits that we develop can damage our intelligence, relationships, and reputation. Not to mention, it makes for bad conversation. You’ll meet a lot of new people with CityHour […]

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September 2, 2014 1

Best New York City Spots for a Power Lunch

The Power Lunch: an age-old institution meant to grease the wheels of a business deal through some fine food in a first-class atmosphere. Whether the meal is with an employer, investor, or client, picking the right venue is invaluable — it reflects the importance of the meeting and the value you place on the individuals […]

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August 28, 2014 1

5 Tips For A Successful Business Lunch

So, you’re going through the interview process with a great company. Everything is going well and you think you’ll receive an offer soon. Then, your interviewer invites you out to lunch. Although he or she may present the offer in a nonchalant, casual way, your interviewer is probably giving you one last chance to prove […]

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August 26, 2014 0

This Is Why Networking In Person Still Matters

Does networking in person still matter? I have grown up in the business world working and interacting directly with people for many years. I enjoy it, I look forward to it and I still say it’s where ALL the magic happens in relationships. So now, we have two worlds learning how to blend, balance, and […]

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August 21, 2014 0

3 Steps For Developing A Winning Elevator Pitch

An elevator pitch is essentially used to help you gain the interest of people to talk to you when there is only a window of 20 seconds or less to speak – the amount of time you may be in the elevator with the CEO of the company you’re dying to work for or in […]

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August 18, 2014 2

Want Better Job Search Results? Try A Networking Resume!

Trying to engage high-level decision-makers in your job search? Planning to contact recruiters or network during business meetings or these lunch meetings that you arrange with CityHour app? You might find that these audiences quickly become overwhelmed with reading your full executive resume—or that a multi-page document is simply too much to handle in a […]

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August 14, 2014 1

Best San Francisco Spots for Quick Meetings

Ok, so you found a person you want to arrange a meeting with using CityHour app. But where should you meet? It can be surprisingly challenging to find a good place for a lunch or coffee meeting in San Francisco, especially if you don’t want to be mobbed by third wave coffee–drinking hipsters or downtown […]

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August 13, 2014 1

4 Examples Of What Networking Is Really About

There you stand, at your neighbor’s cocktail party, martini in hand. As you nonchalantly pop the olive into your mouth, you just happen to blurt, “Listen, Christina – there have been layoffs at Acme. Is your company hiring?” Two days later, at your son’s Boy Scout award ceremony. As you nonchalantly pop the s’more into […]

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August 11, 2014 1

5 Layers Of Your Personal Network

When it comes to your network, you have to strike a cool balance. To ensure you’re building the right kind of network, it is important to note that adding people to your network for reasons both substantive and shallow is not only acceptable, it’s encouraged. Why? Because your network, when strategically built, should also be […]

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August 8, 2014 1

How Networking Face-to-Face Augments Job Opportunities

We are relying way too much on the technologies we have grown up with for more interpersonal activities that are much better suited for job search today. It’s really not our fault. That’s the world we have grown up in. Boomers, for example, grew up in the world of meeting people in person face-to-face, and […]

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August 6, 2014 1

3 BIG Problems Of Your Networking Strategy

Want to make tons of valuable connections and build a solid network? Of course you do! If you’re struggling to make more career friends and professional connections, you probably need to take a second look at your networking strategy. Are you making any of these mistakes? 1. You Wait Too Long To Follow Up Don’t […]

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July 21, 2014 1

Establish Offline Connections With Your Online Contacts

Technology has played an interesting role in our lives: It’s provided tools to help us get connected and closer to each other, but often we just end up hiding behind them. Time Magazine recently stated that nearly 40 percent of us socialize online more than we do face-to-face, and about a fifth of us prefer […]

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July 21, 2014 1

CityHour: AppStore’s “Best Networking App”!

We are thrilled to announce that CityHour has been selected as a featured app in the US App Store’s Apps for Business Networking! If you are looking for a tool that will convert your free time into productive local networking then CityHour is just the app for you. Much more than a contact manager, CityHour […]

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July 21, 2014 1

Business Greeting Guidelines

You already know that you can supercharge your networking capabilities with CityHour app, now it’s time to learn some business etiquette. We all want to be treated with respect, and it starts with the very first greeting. The following are the guidelines to greeting someone the appropriate way. Meeting Someone For The First Time: Stand […]

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July 19, 2014 1

How to Master the Art of Conversation

So you’ve installed CityHour App and arranged a meeting with a person you’ve never met. You are probably worried about if you can keep the conversation flowing. Do you have the skill to make meeting up for a quick coffee turn into a milestone in your career? Holding pleasant and interesting conversations is a great […]

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