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    5 Elevator Pitches That Peak the Curiosity

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    You’re at that pivotal point in your entrepreneurial journey. It’s time to secure an investor. You’re ready to take the next step, and want to partner with a business minded person who understands your specific needs. You managed to peak the interest of several big name money makers, and it’s time to move on to …

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    You Get What You Give

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    There are many reasons why it is appropriate to name this post in this manner: 1) my good friend wrote a marketing book with the same title; and 2) this particular concept is very true. Whether you like to say, “show your love,” “pay it forward,” or any similar maxim, taking part in a program …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Me 2.0, Networking, People, Personal Branding, Positioning

    What Is My Dream Job?

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    You’ll read hundreds of articles online about how to chase your dream job, but are too scared to chase it. But what if you’ve got no idea what you dream job is?

    Some surveys suggest that as few as 30% of the population work in their dream jobs; often people know they’re not happy in …

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    Applying for Jobs Is Ineffective

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    Many people are looking desperately for suitable jobs, but ask yourself whether you’re just working hard at it or smart at it. Many get so disappointed by the entire process that they give up entirely. Please don’t! Via this article, I want to revive your interest by attempting to logically explain the job search process …

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    The 3 Musts of Building a Successful Social Network

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    The network. We hear all about having to have one. We are invited to events revolving around it. We are asked about it. But does anyone really know what it is or how to create one?

    A simple explanation for why the network is glossed over is because so many assume it’s something you should …

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    Improve Meeting and Party Results with Holiday Cheer

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    Do you sometimes have a bit of the“bah humbug” feeling when the need arises to attend company events? Most likely, you would prefer to spend your time with family and friends. Even worse, a “gift exchange” may be a requirement. The pressure of time and money spent may put unwelcomed pressure on you.

    Should you …

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    Growing your Network is your Job

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    Everyone talks about networking.

    But who is doing it right?

    Is there a right way to network?

    Networking just to Network does NOT make Sense

    This is the title of an article I wrote for Entrepreneur Magazine. The point of the post was that when you network you should have a reason and a purpose. …

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    Networking Is Art and Science Combined

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    Networking has two purposes: (1) to get you your next job, and if that’s not right now, (2) to prepare for when you need to. Networking is the most effective way to secure a job nowadays. Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads—human resources consultant to the largest companies in America—says that if you network your way into …

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    Do You Fail the Invisible Job Interview?

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    Disneyland may be the happiest place on earth, but the Disney store is not. The miserable experience of that retail environment at Santa Monica Promenade in California is remarkable for its consistently angry retail clerks and harsh restrictions on purchase. Nothing about the Disney brand gets you ready for it.

    As a business owner and …

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    Posted in Job Search, Networking, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    Feeling Nostalgic? How to Become a Boomerang Employee

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    Not burning a bridge is taking on new meaning in the current job market as many companies are welcoming back former employees with open arms.

    With skill shortages and talent wars breaking out in many industries, companies are forced to overhaul their thinking.

    Consider this: a new survey of 1,800 human resources professionals by WorkplaceTrends.com …

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