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    ‘Death by Interview’—What it can Cost YOUR Company

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    While the overall unemployment rate is definitely showing steady improvement, millions of men and women still are having trouble landing a job, or at least landing one in a timely manner. One primary reason for this is that some companies continue to drag out the entire interview process beyond any reasonable limits and then take …

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    Complementing Core Competency Strengthens Growth

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    Getting started in business is overwhelming to say the least. There are so many “have to” learn components. It’s not just about your core service, but also about business development and communication to attract interest in your services. For most people, they are horrified to learn they need to become a salesperson too. And for non-techies, …

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    Personal Branding Weekly – Dazzling Conversation Starters

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    Ever hit that moment of awkward silence?

    At an event and don’t know what to talk about?

    Does it seem like all you do is grip, grin and graze making chit chat that’s merely a conversation seeking a topic?

    Here’s an easy acronym to navigate you through a conversation. Ask questions following the pattern of …

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    You’re Losing Money by not Using These Prospecting Tips

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    How to leverage Google and LinkedIn for high-level prospecting.

    One of the things that surfaces when I’m training sales professionals is how much time many of them waste on social media by not being strategic. Instead, they find themselves watching cat videos, playing Candy Crush, or reading endless tweets. I won’t even get started on …

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    10 Branding Tips for a Great AngelList Profile

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    What’s one tip for making the most of a profile on AngelList?

    The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses.

    1. Lock in …

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    5 Reasons TOP Candidates Won’t be Joining YOUR Team*

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    As the economy in general and the job market in particular continue to improve, albeit slowly in some market sectors, there is a steady (and growing!) demand for TOP performing candidates by companies that are leaders in their industries—and want to stay in that position.

    In an effort not only to stay competitive in the …

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    Starting a Business has Never been Easier

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    There has never been a better time to start a business. Of course, the million dollar question is… What Business?

    A recent article on Read-Write-Web talked about the massively reduced costs of acquiring the technology to design, develop and deploy a solution. Costs have come down by an order of magnitude to secure the infrastructure that …

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    11 Ways a Podcast Can Help Build Your Brand

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    What is one way a podcast can help entrepreneurs build their personal brand?

    The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow …

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    Lessons on How Not to Sell

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    The introduction began on the right footing. An agreement was made to be a guest on the radio show.  The station boasted having many thousands of listeners and that people were clamoring to be interviewed. Instead of the usual 30-60 minute timeslot scheduled by other stations, this interview was allotted only eight minutes.

    At the end …

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    Personal Branding Weekly – Cursed By This Myth?

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    Have you heard that knowledge is power?

    Well, that’s a myth.

    Knowledge alone is not power. Applied knowledge is power.

    If you want to be average and not stand out, then you’ll operate on this myth. Think about it. How many people do you know who really know a lot? Ask them any factoid, piece …

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