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    Give Your Personal Brand More Visibility with Blogging

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    Having a great website and social media marketing strategy for your brand is a good start to building an audience. But in order to effectively build a list and establish authority in your market, it is important to have a consistent flow of content.

    Does your personal brand need a blog? Whether you are just …

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    Three Mini Ways to Spend Your Time

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    The Intersection of People and Process

    What do you do when you find yourself with a few minutes of downtime?

    Where downtime can be anything from waiting in line for something, waiting for a meeting to start or just being out and about on any given day.

    Most people these days point their heads at …

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    Use Facebook Custom Audiences to Increase Your Brand’s Sales

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    Facebook advertising is a great way for personal brands to immediately start building exposure. Since the program began in 2004 there have been a lot of changes along the way. Today there are a variety of options to choose from to help target the right market.

    Many brands and businesses advertise on Facebook as a …

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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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    What Hiring Managers Look for in a Resume

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    What is the typical comment made by someone who is currently employed and decides it may be time to investigate other career opportunities? It usually goes something like this, doesn’t it?

    “I am going to dust off my résumé, shoot it out to a few ‘headhunters,’ send it to some online postings and see what …

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    The Trauma of Unemployment

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    The emotional stress associated with unemployment is understood only by those who are unemployed. Often, even people closely associated with the unemployed such as spouses or other family members don’t fathom the emotional pressure and pain that settles in on those without sources of income and places to go to called work.

    Unfortunately, some jobless …

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    Take the 2-Minute Express to Heaven or Hell

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    Inside of two minutes, you can provoke mindfulness, a meditative state, or anxiety. You do it simply focusing your thoughts. Most of us do anxiety, rage, irritation, frustration, disappointment, and fear pretty reliably. Maybe you have the land speed record on those.

    The terrible truth is, what you believe is “natural,” is not. How you …

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    Do’s and Don’ts of Social Media During Job Search

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    For the past few years, social media became an important part of our daily life. Almost everyone has at least one social media account because it is an easy and fun way to keep in touch with friends and family as well as showing your personal brand. Your tweets, posts and the pictures you upload …

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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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    Career Planning and the Holidays

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    Career Planning and the Holidays

    The holiday season is a great time to do some critical career planning for the following year. You will likely have some time off to reflect back on the year that is ending and make plans for the new one.

    Accomplishments

    Reflect back over the previous year and identify key …

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