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    A New Year Full Of Wow and Can Do!

    This year has flown by in lightening speed, We navigated the storms and re-evaluated our needs. So many challenges with so many solutions, It all comes down to excellent execution.

    I have been shown so many things, That I am resilient and kind, with a strong set of wings. I’m thankful and grateful for all …

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    Personal Branding Weekly and Sharing is Word of Mouth

    Personal Branding Weekly

    Editor’s Note:  From a week of family and gratitude to a week of goal setting and celebrations, this time of the year tests all of us and our ability to focus.

    Perhaps during a quiet moment today and on Monday you can review this list and find something that will help you …

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    Why To Respond Slowly To Emails (Part 1 of 2)

    If you want people to respect you professionally, you should respond to every email you receive as quickly as possible, right?


    When I started my first full-time job after college, as an executive for the NBA’s Washington Wizards, I used to keep Outlook open all day, so I could reply immediately whenever anyone sent …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Personal Branding, Reputation Management

    Get More From Your Brand. Highlight Only the Exceptional.

    Imagine a hotel brochure. You’d like to take a get-away weekend to relax and unwind.

    You see beautiful and serene, spa-like images. You read gushing reviews of their nationally-acclaimed, 5 star restaurant. The brochure itself is glossy and feels high quality.

    Now I want you to think about the room. What do you imagine?

    You …

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    Understand Thank You Notes to Prevent a “No Thank You!”

    In today’s competitive job market, it is common sense to take the extra time to write a post interview “thank-you” note.  It not only shows you appreciated your prospective employer’s time, but it gives you another chance to refresh the interviewer’s memory about your application. There are ways to maximize the effectiveness of your note.…

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    Posted in Interview, Job Search, Personal Branding, Reputation Management

    A New Year, A New Job: Make 2013 Your Lucky Year!

    It’s that time of year again; time to reflect on the past and set goals for success in the upcoming year. Setting New Year’s resolutions may be a cliché exercise, but taking the time to determine what your focus should be in the next year is the first step to achieving it.

    New Year’s also …

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    Posted in Job Search, Personal Branding, Recruitment, Success Strategies

    What I Learned When I Lost My Job

    No one likes to admit they’ve lost a job. It could be performance issues, personality issues, or even the company performing mass layoffs. Everyone loses a job now and then, but that doesn’t mean we like to admit it.

    We’d rather quit in a blaze of glory that leaves upper management standing there, mouth agape, …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Personal Branding, Reputation Management

    How to Start the New Year Strong

    First, let’s start with a question … Why should you start the year off with a bang?

    Something to Consider … The early bird gets the worm.

    Also a bit of a disclaimer: I think most of the people that read the Personal Branding Blog site not only LIVE the mantra of staying ahead to …

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

    Unexpected: What Happened 6 Months Since Publishing My Ebook

    6 months ago on June 12, 2012, I published my multimedia ebook Camera Ready: How to Present Your Best Self and Ideas On Air or Online. After having two kids and “leaning back” in my career (as Anne-Marie Slaughter and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg call it) by freelancing part-time for a couple of years, I …

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    Posted in authors corner, Career Development, Job Search, Personal Branding

    Is 2013 the Year YOU Start MAKING Things Happen?

    Editor’s Note: This blog is a modified excerpt from professional “headhunter” and bestselling job-hunting book author Skip Freeman’s next book in the “Headhunter” Hiring Secrets series of job-hunting books, CAREER STALLED? How to Get Your Career Back in ‘High Gear’ and Land the Job You Deserve─Your Dream Job. Publication is scheduled for early 2013.


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