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    11 Tools That’ll Shave Hours off Your Branding Efforts

    calendar-1763587_640 What’s one great tool you use to assist in streamlining your branding efforts (e.g. social media scheduling platforms, reputation management tools, etc.)?

    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 …

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    How to Build Your Brand When You Hate Attention

    women-1209678_640 How can I build my personal brand if I don’t like being in the limelight?

    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 …

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    Improve Your Job Interview — Five Tips

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    I remember going for job interviews and how scared I was. Isn’t everybody? But it can be minimized significantly once you get yourself prepared. Here are a few tips.

    Learn about the company

    By spending time to learn about the company, you’ll gain self-confidence. Spending a few minutes on the company’s Web site is just …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Interview

    Overhaul Your About Me with These 5 Tips

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    Not everyone gets overjoyed at the thought of rewriting their About Me. But, if you maintain any sort of digital presence, it’s a necessary evil. Give your professional bio a makeover with these five tips.

    1. Show off your personality.

    Don’t be too stiff or serious (unless that’s how you are in real life.) Use …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Personal Branding

    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

    5 Soft Skills Everyone Needs to Work On

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    What do all the most successful people tend to have in common? It’s a question that is seen as holding the answer to getting ahead in your professional life. If it works for them, it’ll work for me!

    Of course experience counts, and in certain, increasingly complex industries, relevant hard skills often hold the key.…

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Career Resources, entrepreneurship, management, Personal Branding, Skill Development, Workplace Success

    Think Like a Brand

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    As a companion piece to an earlier post about important elements of branding, I felt it apropos to discuss the intellectual aspects of brand activity. Why do I refer to it as brand activity? Because your brand must be active. All of the elements within are actions that keep your brand alive. Thus, because a …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Corporate Branding, Marketing, Me 2.0, Personal Branding, Positioning, Skill Development, Sound Branding

    6 Ways You’re Making Yourself Look Less Professional

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    One of the key steps in your personal branding journey is working out exactly what you want to project. In fact, it’s the first thing you need to do.

    You may want to brand yourself as an innovator, a fountain of knowledge or a creative soul, but whatever it is, the chances are that you’re …

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    You Get What You Give

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    There are many reasons why it is appropriate to name this post in this manner: 1) my good friend wrote a marketing book with the same title; and 2) this particular concept is very true. Whether you like to say, “show your love,” “pay it forward,” or any similar maxim, taking part in a program …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Me 2.0, Networking, People, Personal Branding, Positioning
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