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    Networking: Your New Year Cure for the Career Blahs

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    Another new year is just around the corner. And if you are part of the 15% of workers who a Gallup poll says are underemployed or the 53% of workers who a Conference Board survey says are not satisfied with their current employment, perhaps this is time to dust off your networking shoes and get out on …

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    #1 Factor to Being a Highly Recommended Brand

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    We know that word of mouth works for product and service based business brands.

    But, does it work for a personal brand?

    Absolutely.

    People do business with and through people. Either you are connected with the end decision maker for any project or with someone who can connect you to or influences the final decision …

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    Use These 3 C’s to Engage More Effectively

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    Who doesn’t want to be more effective?

    Who doesn’t want to use their time and utilize their skills to the best of their ability?

    As you think about working more effectively – whether it’s for yourself, your peers, your customers or partners — you can use these 3 C’s to think a bit more strategically …

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    Success at Networking: Gifts that Rob Your Personal Brand

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    Jimmy Fallon’s monologue bit this week encapsulates this so well.  He announced that Starbucks has a new Silver Card hailing it as the gift that cries here’s $200 that says I don’t know you.

    He’s right.

    This season you could quickly rob yourself of points in credibility and engagement if you give that gift that …

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    4 Unusual Ways to Land a Job

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    Despite the popularity of social media, many job seekers don’t realize how powerful it can be during the job search process.

    Although in-person networking is very effective, social media can open the doors to connections you can’t make on a daily basis. Especially if you’re looking for a job in a different city or state, …

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    Personal Branding Weekly: You’re Great at Remembering Names, Right?

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    There is so much that is normally going on during the course of introductions to others. Sometimes we’re at a “grip, grin and graze” and we don’t even have a free hand to shake with. Sometimes we’re trying so hard to formulate our “elevator pitch” that we never hear what the other person even said. …

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    Make Your Personal Brand Shine With Strong Communication Skills

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    Having strong communication skills is crucial. One needs to know when it’s important to listen and when its necessary to respond. There are many subtleties in communication that can influence others; the best communicators strengthen their personal brand using speech and silence to influence others’ opinion of them. They intuitively know “when silence is golden” and how …

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    Content Marketing Strategies for Personal Brands

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    Having a well-planned content strategy is an important tool for your personal brand. It’s the way in which your business can establish itself as an expert in your industry both online and off. The type of content you choose for your target market and social media marketing is also important.

    There are several ways that the …

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    Success at Networking – 2 Ways to Valued Connections

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    How do you show people that you care in your offline or “face-to-face” interactions?

    Provide them an opportunity to be heard.

    Most people don’t have an audience applauding and giving them support.  How can you provide that kind of support and uplift someone?  Give them time to be heard.  Listen to them – either set …

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    13 Physical Gestures That Are Immediate Business Turnoffs

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    What is one physical gesture (hand gestures, etc.) that turns you off when meeting other businesspeople and why?

    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 …

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