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    Career Advice from Movies

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    Movies are not only fun to watch but also they can teach you something. They are great at showing other people’s successes and failures in certain situations and help you learn from these.  Therefore, as a working professional, whenever you need a break or some motivation, think about the below quotes and inspire yourself.

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    Attitude Edition: The 5 things that can help you succeed

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    The Five Things That Can Help You Succeed: the Attitude Edition

     

    The information is ubiquitous: our attitudes color how we see the world, how we respond to stimuli, and can even affect our health. So how can we cultivate the kind of attitude that helps us succeed at work? Here are five attitude factors …

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    How Effective is Networking for Job Search

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    This is a question asked at all university lectures I give and is a valid one. Though, in reality how much does networking work for recent college graduates?

    Contrary to popular belief it is NOT as highly effective a tool when compared to other avenues, such as applying directly to hiring companies or recruiters whether …

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    Read the Books Your Parents Read

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    Lately I’ve been flashing back to a book I recently read.

    It’s a remembrance of a more genteel time.

    But, it had a chilling effect on my thinking.

    It’s a book my father read.

    I ignored it for many years. Until a friend brought it up. Then I paid attention.

    Why is that? Why did …

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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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    Putting your out of office message to work

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    It’s summer time.

    Time for vacations.

    Time for the inevitable Out of Office message.

    Who still uses Out of Office messages?

    It should come as not surprise, even to millennials, that there are still a lot of people that use email. Yes, there is a trend towards text messaging, instagram and snapchat. While I don’t …

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    To Win New Job, Think, Act Like Top Salesperson

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    ONCE OUR EXECUTIVE RECRUITING FIRM, The HTW (“Hire to Win”) Group, DECIDES TO PRESENT A CANDIDATE to one of our hiring company clients for an open position, we stress to the candidate that, from that point forward, she needs to consider herself as being in the sales business. The response we typically get? “Oh, my …

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    Questions to Ask Yourself Before Quitting Your Job

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    Everyone had moments of being fed up with their jobs at some point in their lives. Sure, quitting your job frees you up for a lot of other possibilities but is it really the solution? Are you ready to search for another job or follow your passion to start your own business? Maybe you want …

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    Does Passion Guarantee Success?

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    “I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.” Walt Disney

    Have you ever found yourself sitting at a table with someone who only talks about themselves excessively and their theories about life and business are juvenile, overly simplistic and …

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    What it takes to become an Agile Careerist

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    Recently I was interviewed about what it means to me to be an Agile Careerist.

    A friend I have come to know from the SOBCON events, Marti Konstant, asked me to talk with her for a book she is writing on being an Agile Careerist.

    I’ve known Marti for a few years and I like …

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