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    Happy 10th Anniversary to the “First 90 Days”!

    In 2003, Harvard Business School Press published professor Michael Watkins’ book, The First 90 Days, described on the book jacket as “Critical success strategies for new leaders at all levels”.  Ten years later, the book has become the go-to guide for professionals transitioning into new leadership positions, and is being updated and expanded in a new 10th …

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    Posted in Book Reviews, Education, management, Personal Branding

    Have You Checked Your References?

    Your resume is perfect. You nailed the job interviews. And now your future employer wants to check your references.  No problem …right?  Well, hopefully…but who really knows what your references say about you?  How do they handle the tough questions like” why are you leaving your current job” or “what could you improve on”?  When …

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

    6 Tips for Handling Lunch or Dinner Interviews

    Preparing for a job interview is stressful enough.  Add a meal in to the mix and the event can produce even more pressure and nervousness.  Some companies even schedule their interviews over a meal on purpose – just to see how you will handle this delicate social situation.

    Keep the following tips in mind if …

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    Posted in Career Development, Interview, Job Search, Personal Branding, Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    How to Ruin Your Reputation in Human Resources

    Human Resources (HR) is a field that I love. I chose to pursue a career path in HR because I found the function to be the intersection between being able to help people and growing a business, two things that I am passionate about.

    But HR doesn’t always have a good reputation.  When I tell …

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

    5 Job Search Mistakes Show You’re Not Paying Attention

    Applying for jobs is one of the most burdensome aspects of the job search process. Cover letters, resumes, applications – lots of paper work requiring sharp attention to detail.  With so many things to pay attention to, people are bound to make mistakes. But as we all know, every little thing counts when it comes …

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

    Congratulations! You’ve Been Promoted to Management. Now What?

    Congratulations!  That promotion you have been working so hard for has finally come to fruition. You’re a manager!  So now what?

    Depending on the type of company you work for, you may be whisked off into a management training program or, and all too commonly, you may be left to fend for yourself with the …

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    Posted in management, Personal Branding, Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    How to Handle Rejection

    Rejection is a natural part of life.  Whether by someone we found attractive, our top college pick, or the sports team we didn’t make, we have all, at some point,  felt the pain and disappointment of being rejected.

    Nowhere is rejection more common than in job search. And just like every other aspect of the …

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

    4 Ways Using Your Review Improves Your Brand

    At this time of year, many companies are undergoing their annual performance review processes. While the value of performance reviews, as we’ve come to know them, can be debated, a review presents the perfect opportunity for you to enhance your brand with your boss, and with the company.

    Dress Up – I used to manage …

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

    Building Your Brand While Working Remotely

    As the footprint of companies spreads geographically, today, more and more workers are working remotely, rather than in a corporate office.  While telecommuting can bring benefits, like flexible work hours, it can also prove challenging when it comes to building your personal brand internally at your company.…

    So how can remote workers enhance their brand?

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    Posted in Career Development, Personal Branding, Reputation Management, Success Strategies
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