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    Why You Need to Have Friends at Work

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    Some employers think that if their employees become friends at work, their productivity will decrease and they will work less. Actually, it is the opposite. Having friends at work is beneficial both for the employer and you, the employee. Many of you work at least 8 hours a day and see the same people every …

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    Don’t Prolong the Rejection

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    Sometimes we don’t want to put our art out there for fear of it being rejected.

    That was the case with Jeff Kinney.

    He is the author and creator of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series of bestselling books.

    After a successful stint at drawing a comic strip for his college newspaper he found …

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    7 Ways to Innovate and Prove You’re Worthy

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    The terrible truth of work is that almost anyone can do anything. I don’t want to make you paranoid, but open up the UCLA Extension course catalog, a MOOC or watch a few “how-to” YouTube videos, and you get my drift. Education and skills are the easiest things to acquire.

    Leaving out advanced neurosurgery, the …

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    Fairy Tales and Workplace Success

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    Most of us read fairy tales during our childhood. Did you ever notice that fairy tales actually show us ways of being successful in difficult situations? Also, they teach us how we should think and behave in order to survive in any condition. Therefore, we should not underestimate the importance of fairy tales as adults …

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    Why Networking is an Overrated Career Tool

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    Critical thinkers are a dying breed and logic is becoming a lost art. Ironically, we have more access to information than any generation. Whether it be at the gym, office or on the couch, we can readily access information, however we question the validity of what we read and hear less and less.

    If I …

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    Genuine Friendships and Integrity in Nightlife with Jesse Waits

    I recently had the opportunity to chat with Jesse Waits, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of XS and Tryst. Waits led XS to repeat appearances as the number one club on Nightclub & Bar’s Top 100 list in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2015. In the interview we cover topics such as relationship management, ethics, and event …

    Posted in Articles, Career Development, entrepreneurship, Interview, management, Marketing, Networking, People, Personal Branding, PR, Reputation Management, Skill Development, Social Media, Success Story, Success Strategies

    What we can learn from 40 years of SNL

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    40 years of anything is a long time.

    It’s 5 years older than the oldest Millennial

    Can you imagine doing anything for 40 years?

    Saturday Night Live Just Turned 40

    What can we learn from SNL turning 40? Plenty!

    “The show doesn’t go on because it’s ready; it goes on because it’s 11:30.” ~ Lorne …

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    24 Life Questions To Answer Before It’s Too Late

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    As a career coach and business communications expert, I often surprise people by knowing something about them that they have never told me – and maybe never told anyone else. I am not psychic. I am empathetic.

    When I ask you a question, and your brain re-routes it to give me an unrelated answer: I …

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    Digital Branding for the Job Seeker Part 3

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    Part 3: Registering, Naming, Designing and Optimizing Your Career Blog

    Understanding the importance of having a positive web image is half the equation, the other half is being able to execute on that knowledge. Below, you’ll find the first few steps on how to create a digital brand via formulating a career website and taking …

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    Why Unvites are OK and When to Use Them

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    There are times when you realize you need to pull back.

    When you realize you might have gone too far.

    I’m talking about LinkedIn invites. And that you might want to Withdraw one, two or a few of them every so often.

    And, there is nothing wrong with this.

    Reality Check 1:

    Have you ever …

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