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    7 Ways to Give Your Brand a Fresh Coat of Paint

    new-1027875_640 What’s one tip for refreshing my digital brand without scaring away existing customers?

     The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start …

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    How to Get THAT Boss to Listen to Your Ideas

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    Whatever you do, at whatever level, we all want to have an impact.

    Some of us have minds that are constantly thinking of new ideas, while others will stumble on that golden solution less frequently. Either way, getting these ideas out there can be a great way to further your career, really contribute, and take …

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    Posted in Articles, Brand Yourself As, Career Development, management, Personal Branding, Positioning, Skill Development

    Why We All Need to Start Taking our Lunch Breaks

    Whether you’re a compulsive snacker, a lunch at your desker, or an I’ve not even got the time to eater, we all need to start taking more lunch breaks.

    In the UK alone, only 29% of employees get a full hour lunch break. Two thirds say they can’t even take 20 minutes.

    So why do …

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    Posted in Articles, Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Employer Branding, Networking, Personal Branding

    When to Say You’re Not Doing Your Best Work

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    Very few people genuinely don’t want to take pride in what they do.

    Yet we all know someone (it might be you) who isn’t putting their best in. Whether it’s time pressure from your boss that causes you to focus on quantity over quality, or a project that is causing you nothing but problems, everyone …

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    Posted in Articles, Career Development, Career Resources, management, Personal Branding, Reputation Management

    How Many LinkedIn Connections One Needs?

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    I’m a huge proponent of increasing the number of connections on LinkedIn. I voice that strong opinion every time I make a public presentation on a relevant subject or speak with anyone looking for advice on finding a job. At times, I find opponents to the concept, but mostly only up until I give them …

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    How to Answer ‘Tell me a Time That you Made a Mistake?’

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    If you’ve ever been to an interview, then you’ll know how difficult it can be to tell a hiring manager about a time you made a mistake, and that’s exactly why so many of them will ask it. It takes you outside of the environment that focuses on presenting yourself in the best possible light …

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    Posted in Articles, Career Development, Personal Branding, Skill Development

    9 Reasons Why Being a Workaholic is Bad For Your Career

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    Being first in and last out is a good thing right? It gets you noticed and gives you the time to really push forward in your career as well as being identified as a hard worker.

    As it turns out, being a workaholic may be harming your career more than you think. Being a workaholic …

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    Make Meetings Matter: An Interview with Paul Axtell

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    What is the most dreaded part of your work day? For many, it’s the seemingly endless stream of meetings to talk about other meetings that we have to set up. In the workplace, often times nothing gets done as a result of this bottleneck, which can stall progress for an organization and a career. Fortunately, …

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    David Grutman: Bartending in Aventura to the King of South Beach Nightlife

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    Last week I got the opportunity to chat with David Grutman, one of the founding partners of Miami Marketing Group; the company behind the top Miami nightclubs LIV, STORY, and LIV Sun Life Stadium. Over the course of this interview we will get insight into moving up the ranks of South Beach nightlife, relationship management, …

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    Posted in Articles, Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Corporate Branding, eBrand, Employer Branding, entrepreneurship, events, Interview, management, Marketing, Media Branding, Networking, People, Personal Branding, Positioning, PR, Success Story, Success Strategies

    VA Secretary ‘Scandal’ ‘Tempest in a Teapot’

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    I’m clearly on record as being a strong advocate for always telling the truth on one’s résumé, as well as when making any other statements or claims about one’s work history. (See Go Ask Brian: ‘Fudging’ Résumé Risky.) But in my opinion, the latest “scandal” involving VA Secretary Robert McDonald merely rises to the level …

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