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    The Power of the Pen

    Do you write thank you notes?

    Do you write them by hand or do you type them?

    If you receive a hand written note do you hold the sender in a level of higher esteem? Do you feel it says something about the sender?

    There is a lot to be said for a good old fashioned …

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    Posted in Career Development, Personal Branding

    Be Your Own Brand, Not Your Generation’s

    Whether or not you’ve heard the term Millennial or Gen Y, you’ve probably heard a few of the stereotypes associated with your generation (those born approximately 1982-1995), such as lazy, entitled or too tech focused.

    As Millennials enter the workforce at a rapid pace, it is important that young workers not only recognize that these …

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    Posted in Career Development, gen-y, guest post, Personal Branding

    Your Chance to Get On-Camera Training. Literally.

    Interactive video is the new frontier for getting yourself, your expertise, and your personal brand out there. So I’d like to invite you to be an early adopter and get your on-camera skills sharpened by joining me online: I’m holding a limited number of free on-camera workshops on the live video platform Spreecast.

    What will…
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    Posted in Career Development, Education, Personal Branding, workshop

    Know Thyself First, then Create Your Personal Brand

    When you think about this whole personal branding thing, I imagine so many people struggle with it simply because they’re already in some sort of identity crisis. If you don’t know who you are, how can you define your brand and convey it to others?

    I was thinking about all of the soon-to-be and recent …

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    A Classic Example of How NOT to Resign!

    As I have pointed out in “Headhunter” Hiring Secrets: The Rules of the Hiring Game Have Changed . . . Forever!, as well as in numerous other forums (including previous blogs on this site), when the time comes to leave your current job, for whatever reason(s), there clearly is a right way to resign, i.e., …

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    Posted in Personal Branding, Reputation Management

    Use Your Personal Brand, Find the Job

    Typically, when job seekers embark upon their job search, they’ll focus on the resume. A logical first step, right? Not really.

    It is true that you do need a resume for networking and applying to jobs. But a truly powerful and effective job search is a by-product of understanding how to successfully market and promote …

    Posted in Career Development, guest post, Job Search, Personal Branding

    What Hiring Managers Want In A Good Job Candidate

    Even in a tight job market, hiring managers are having a tough time finding the right candidates.

    According to the Career Advisory Board’s 2012 Job Preparedness Indicator, only 17% of the 516 hiring managers polled said job seekers possess the skills the companies are actually looking for.

    “Despite a poor job market there are all …

    Posted in Personal Branding

    Practical Online Writing Tips for Personal Branding Success

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    The second edition of Ginny Redish’s Letting Go of the Words is good …

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    Posted in authors corner, Personal Branding, Sound Branding, Success Strategies

    5 Ways to Turn Around a Bad First Impression

    We’ve all heard it before — first impressions mean everything. But, what about that moment when you blow your first impression? What now? Is your relationship with the hiring manager, your boss, or the client doomed?

    Don’t worry — there are ways to turn around most situations in life, and turning around a bad first …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, People, Personal Branding, Reputation Management

    How To Get A Mentor

    The first mistake most people make when seeking out a mentor is asking a role model to take on that responsibility. Mentoring is an enormous chore. Don’t underrate the undertaking of it. You are asking someone to take a personal interest in your development.

    It reminds me of a first kiss. At least, that’s when …

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    Posted in Career Development, Networking, Personal Branding, Success Strategies
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