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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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    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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    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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    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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    Just To Get a Rep

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    As a mode of communications, the internet in general, and social media, in particular, has allowed us to connect to others in many different ways. We can share all types of happenstances in our lives and this ability can affect our lives both our personal and professional lives. Social media, for some, has seemingly blurred …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Career Resources, entrepreneurship, Me 2.0, Personal Branding, Positioning, Reputation Management, SEO, Social Media

    How To Establish Your Personal Brand As A LinkedIn Influencer

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    Building a personal brand comes through through increased visibility online and establishing yourself as a leader in your industry. One of the best ways to achieve this is to create compelling content that is shared on social media. LinkedIn is a top spot for professionals, and allows for your articles to get more traction.

    Original …

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    Now It’s Time To Show Your Character(s) On Twitter

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    In case you missed it, a certain corner of the social media world experienced an influx of joy, celebratory actions and a splash of a surprise this week when Twitter announced changes to the way we will tweet.

    In the coming months, we're introducing new ways for you to express even more with a Tweet: …

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    Resiliency Is The Most Powerful Tool In Your Career

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    Everyone’s career journey is different, and it would be incredibly misleading to suggest that there is one skill that comes at the top of the list every time. But there is one trait does come pretty close: resiliency.

    The tenacity and ability to bounce back from failure and moments of huge stress and disaster, time …

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