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    The New TLC: Trustworthy, Likable, and Charismatic!

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    Get ready for a shock to your ego. You may be the most reliable, congenial and caring individual – but it don’t mean a thing if you don’t have that zing! By zing, I mean that magnetic power some people have to light up a room with their personality. Charisma.

    For a long time, we’ve …

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    What Does Your Cubicle Decor Say About You

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    Maybe you don’t realize but just as your clothes and body language, your office cubicle decor says a lot about your personality. Since you spend around 40 hours a week in your cubicle, it is like your second home and therefore, it reflects your lifestyle and character. Believe it or not, your coworkers and bosses …

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    How to Brand Your Company as Employee-Friendly

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    The first real job I ever had was in college, marketing websites for a ticket broker. The owners of the company were in their mid-20’s. We worked out of their house. I remember seeing the owner’s wife walk in every morning to say goodbye to him, in her business casual attire. A quick kiss on …

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    How You Can Stand Out from the Crowd

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    Job-seekers and career professionals often search for a way to stand out from the crowd. Well, have you considered selling bamboo sheets on Amazon?

    That probably sounds crazy. I hope it does, at least a little bit. But it’s a real-world example from a student I met just this week while guest speaking at a …

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    Ignore and Build Your Brand

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    I’ve been editor of this blog for six years and across the years I’ve seen my fair share of naysayers saying “there’s no such thing as personal brands”.  Funny, it’s those same people who say that who are often working hard building their online reputation, investing in promotions and content marketing to boost their “image” …

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    How to Present Yourself Like an Executive 

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    In business, no man or woman obtains a top job, lands an extraordinary deal or develops a significant following without a combination of poise, authenticity and confidence in their abilities.

    That combination of poise, authenticity and confidence is the foundation of what is referred to as executive presence.

    Needless to say, having a presence that …

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    Body Language Mistakes to Avoid at Work

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    Communication is not only verbal but also includes mimics and gestures. Therefore, you should be careful about how you use your body when expressing yourself if you don’t want to create any conflicts between your body language and the point you are trying to make. Below you can find the most common mistakes to avoid …

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    Win in Business like the Golden State Warriors

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    I was born a Warriors fan. Having grown up in the Bay Area and in a household where sports were watched, played, and avidly discussed, the local teams were always a favorite. With basketball and specifically the Warriors, there was always a special feeling about watching them. From the Chris Mullin days to the Chris …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Corporate Branding, Employer Branding, Marketing, Media Branding, Personal Branding, Social Media, Success Story

    How to Craft Job Search Emails That Get Read

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    AS A PROFESSIONAL HEADHUNTER I GET LITERALLY HUNDREDS OF EMAILS EACH AND EVERY BUSINESS DAY FROM POTENTIAL CANDIDATES FOR POSITIONS I AM ATTEMPTING TO FILL for our recruiting firm’s hiring company clients. Here is a sad, depressing, discouraging fact about the overwhelming majority of these emails: Most are very poorly written and constructed, confused and …

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    How to Field a Hiring Pro’s First Phone Call

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    IF YOU HAVE BEEN CONDUCTING A SYSTEMATIC, WELL-THOUGHT-OUT, WELL-EXECUTED NEW JOB SEARCH, and if you have clearly positioned yourself as being among TOP candidates, in today’s burgeoning job market, sooner rather than later, you should expect to receive an initial contact from a hiring professional, i.e., a hiring manager, headhunter or in-house corporate recruiter. Nearly …

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