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What To Post or Share With Others While Your Career Is On Hold

By April 29, 2020June 25th, 2020No Comments
J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

Wondering what updates to share with your network when you’re looking for career opportunities? Or whether it is OK to put a canceled internship on your resume that was canceled due to reasons beyond your control (such as the COVID-19 crisis)? This week on the podcast, Kelly provides ideas for dealing with new career quandaries you may be navigating today and suggests a few past episodes to go back and review to help you enhance your connections heading into tomorrow.

Questions? There are tons of resources on about building your dream network or contact Kelly on Twitter @jkhoey or email Kelly at

Key takeaways from this episode:

  • Continue to share what you are learning, especially while your career is on hold.
  • You can still grow your career through communication and engagement, even during a pandemic.
  • Check out the podcasts linked under resources for answers to common networking questions.

Additional Career Networking Resources from the Build Your Dream Network podcast:

What to listen for in this episode:

01:42    Why you should continue to share what you are learning

02:35    How you can stimulate career growth if your internship was canceled because of the pandemic

05:06    Resources to further develop your network (linked under resources)


“Share your takeaways because your point of view is meant to be shared.” 02:19

“Just because the internship didn’t happen, don’t lose the relationships.” 03:38

Suggested reading (if past episodes of the podcast aren’t enough):

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J. Kelly Hoey

J. Kelly Hoey

Kelly Hoey is the author of Build Your Dream Network (January 2017 / Tarcher Perigee). She has been lauded from Forbes (“1 of 5 Women Changing the World of VC/Entrepreneurship”) to Fast Company (“1 of the 25 Smartest Women On Twitter”) to Business Insider (“1 of the 100 Most Influential Tech Women On Twitter”) and Inc. (1 of “10 Most Well-Connected People in New York City's Startup Scene”). Empowering A Billion Women By 2020 included her on their list of the “100 Most Influential Global Leaders Empowering Women Worldwide”. Not bad for a former corporate lawyer. She’s a limited partner in two emerging tech funds (Laconia Capital Group and Lattice Ventures) and can frequently be found on Twitter @jkhoey.