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    How to Stay Positive at Work

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    It is important to stay positive at work in order to maintain your productivity. Sometimes it may be very hard to stay positive and see the glass half full. However, in order to behave professionally and keep doing your work, you need to learn how to bring up your mood. Below you can find some …

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    Posted in Career Development, Personal Branding, Skill Development, Success Strategies

    The Rule of 555

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    The Rule of 555 is simple… It’s all about determining the value and implications of some action or decision.

    This is The Rule of 555 in a nutshell

    When you’re trying to make a decision think about how it will impact you in:

    Five Days Five Weeks Five Years

    That’s it!

    Pro Tip: You can …

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    Avoiding the Black Hole

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    In this context the black hole is not a scientific term but rather the annoying condition when people apply for posted job openings and they never hear back.  It is very frustrating because applying for positions is a time consuming effort often with no results.  But why is this so prevalent?  The answer is simple; …

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    Are You Consistently Perfect?

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    It is highly unlikely for anyone to be consistently perfect. And this is the number one reason we need to forgive errors of other people and equally important is to forgive ourselves. The improved approach is to learn from what went wrong to move past.

    The Problem

    Sometimes people provide angry responses toward others when …

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    7 Gives and 7 Takes for 2017

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    This is the last Personal Branding Blog post for me in 2016.

    Over the last few weeks I have written a lot about finding a job through the holidays and a few of the things I’ve learned thru the process of searching for a job myself.

    This post and the Gives and Takes below were …

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    Using Your Network in a Job Search

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    Networking is not a dirty word.

    Networking is something you should be doing all the time.

    As noted in this previous post … Growing your Network is your Job

    Since it’s your job … or at least part of it … you should feel comfortable and confident using it when you are making a change …

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    Errors Lead to Success

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    It is the unknown learning curve that is found to be the toughest. Every time an attempt is made to undertake something new multiple other challenges arise. The question becomes do you have the grit to get past the many uphill battles?

    Your particular answer resides within to distinguish you apart from everyone else. The …

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    6 Things You Learn in a Job Search

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    There are a lot of truths you will discover about yourself and others in the job search process.

    Everything from recommendations to referrals, to people you have helped and now cannot seem to find 5 minutes to call you back, to the way you can insure your job search process is as smooth and professional …

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    Are You Ready for A New Career In the New Year?

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    Signals for the Time is Now

    No doubt your career has seen twists and turns along with a steady stream of endeavors. It has undoubtedly brought both challenges and reward. It’s comfortable, and you know what needs to be done each day until the realization hits that the same old no longer works.

    Focus plus …

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    Posted in Career Development, Interview, Job Search, Success Strategies

    You’ve Got the Job Offer, Now What?

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    You’ve been thinking about it. You’ve been dreaming about it. Now it’s in your hand or at least in your inbox. That job offer you’ve been dreaming of is finally here.

    Now what?

    All your hard work. All your research. All your effort’s, including time away from family, friends, and fun activities.

    First off … …

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