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    Get Hired: Make Yourself Shine In Your Interview

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    Make yourself shine 

    Everyone wants to stand out in the crowd to get hired, but few people know what hiring managers are looking for and what it takes to shine in an interview. Hiring managers are looking for certain personality traits. If you have them great, if not you can learn them.

    A recent Harvard …

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    Seven Tips For Getting Good At Spotting Trends

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    In order to succeed in business you need to anticipate what your market will want or need before it’s completely obvious to all. Learning to spot trends will give you great insight into your prospective customer’s needs. It might also lead you to developing a great new idea, product line or a whole new business.…

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    What Entrepreneurs Can Learn From Astronauts?

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     “It’s not like astronauts are braver than other people; we’re just meticulously prepared.”

    - Astronaut Chris Hadfield, Canadian astronaut and commander of the International space station

    Surprisingly, entrepreneurs may learn profound lessons from astronauts. Astronauts are trained to be expert pilots, but it is their tremendous courage, ability to perform while living on the edge, …

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    Make The Most Of Your College Experience

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    Deal with your emotions first.

    No matter where you go to college you can have a phenomenal experience and leverage your degree to get hired. Every college offers opportunities to broaden your knowledge base, expand your analytic abilities and gain real-world experiences through internships.  Adopting a proactive, positive attitude towards learning, meeting new people and …

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    Five Things To Know Before Accepting A Job Offer

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    Whether you’re starting your career or looking to improve your present one, you need to start looking out for yourself. After all, if you’re not for yourself, who will look out for you? But on the other hand if you’re only out for yourself, what kind of person are you? The wisdom behind these questions can …

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    Use the “F” Word to Boost Your Creativity

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    Could failure lead you to your next success?

    “It is not the critic who counts. It is not the man who sits and points out how the doer of deeds could have done things better and how he falls and stumbles. The credit goes to the man in the arena whose face is marred with dust and blood and sweat. But when …

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    Get Known as “Top Talent” Using These Five Traits

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    If you want to get hired and stay hired you need to know how hiring managers think. Since Google is setting the standard for attracting, hiring (and paying) top talent, examining and understanding their hiring standards and practices could help you even if you have no interest in working there.

    Let’s start with GPA’s and test …

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    How Do the Happiest People Find Their Career?

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    “Do what you believe in”—Greg Baldwin, President of VolunteerMatch

    I recently had the privilege to interview Greg Baldwin, President of VolunteerMatch: the award-winning VolunteerMatch.org service and the Web’s largest volunteer engagement network. Greg joined the founding team in 1998 as its Chief Imagination Officer to build a website to make it easier for good people …

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    How To Turn On Your Top Employees At Work?

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    “Simplifying organizations is the groundwork for competitive advantage”-–Yves Morieux, senior partner and managing director in BCG’s Paris office. (He is an expert in corporate transformation)

    Despite breathtaking advances in communication technology, many people still feel miserable and disengaged at work. Companies try many things to remedy this situation by sponsoring affiliation events, celebrations and leadership development …

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    Ten Minutes Per Day Could Improve Your Personal Brand

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    Let’s be honest with ourselves, because most of us are busy with work and family, we don’t always have something interesting to say. Even if we think our own work is interesting, it may not be of interest to others.  For many people, the thought of making small talk can be extremely stressful. If you’re uncomfortable …

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