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    Digital Branding For The Job Seeker Part 2

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    In 1999, four Internet visionaries sat down and formulated 95 theses (referring to Martin Luther’s manifesto which gave rise to the Protestant Reformation) which accurately predicted the vast changes the web would bring to companies, markets and consumers.

    Now referred to as the Cluetrain Manifesto, the then heavily scrutinized paper declared that the consumer would …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Job Search, Personal Branding

    Is Recruiting Sales Employees From Your Competitors Sound HR?

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    With relative frequency, our recruiters come across organizations that believe it to be an advantageous strategy to recruit from their competition. This is understandable. On the surface, the strategy appears to carry merit. Employers assume that those who have experience in a field will need less ramp-up time, less handholding from management and will have …

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    Posted in Recruitment, Skill Development, Success Strategies

    Digital Branding for the Job Seeker Part 1

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    Part 1: For Many Careers, Resumes are Becoming Less of a Job Search Focal Point

    It’s a fact that the majority of intelligent, thorough recruiters as well as hiring managers Google the names of job seekers they interview. Not only are they searching, but they are giving heightened hiring priority to those who have a …

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    Walking the Tight Rope of Effective Salesmanship

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    Contrary to popular belief, the difference between effective, revenue driving sales professionals and those who consistently miss quota is quite small. More often than not, the loss of business has little to do with their competition.

    Frequently, the problem is more internal. Because many of today’s products and services are highly similar, it’s how the …

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    What Affects Your Ability to Make Money

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    This quarter, our recruiting firm received upwards of 33,000 resumes from all levels of sales and marketing job seekers from around the U.S. Nearly every income bracket, education level and age is represented.

    I’ve spent time wondering why is Sally making 35% more than Bob, even though Bob is just as good an employee. As …

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    Posted in Career Development, Career Resources, Job Search, Success Strategies

    What Really Affects Your Ability to Make Money

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    Each quarter, our recruiting firm receives upwards of 33,000 resumes from all levels of sales and marketing job seekers from all over the U.S.  Nearly every income bracket, education level and age is consistently represented.

    Over the course of the past decade, I’ve spent time analyzing why some individuals can sustain on-going monetary success.

    For …

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    Posted in Career Development, Job Search, Success Strategies, Workplace Success

    Learning from Leaders of the Past

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    In order to get a true feel of what comprises a leader, it’s crucial to analyze those who came before us. Both their cultivated and natural leadership qualities led them to success in various situations. The concrete examples by proven leaders below act as guideposts for our ambitions toward becoming great leaders that attract remarkable …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Personal Branding, Skill Development, Workplace Success

    The Mentality of a Successful Career

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    Success is all in your head. If you want to control your ability to have a lucrative, fulfilling career, it’s imperative to control the way you think.

    Those who can’t control their emotions and inner monologue never reach their full potential.

    The long-term solution to sub-par success, lack, and limitation lies in our ability to …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Personal Branding, Workplace Success

    6 Things to Never Say During an Interview

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    Believe it or not, it only takes one sentence to turn a great interview into a lost employment opportunity. After 10 years of running a recruiting firm, I can tell you that interviewers actively seek out the negative traits in the job seekers whom they meet.

    Be aware that the following sentences and phrases turn employers off and, thus …

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    15 Behaviors and Traits of Great Leaders

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    Great leaders have resolve and vision, but are humble about it. They have the company’s ambitions in mind, rather than just focusing on their own internal gain.

    The most effective executives don’t accept mediocrity. They can’t accept the idea that good is good enough and they never let others adopt that belief.

    To give job …

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