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    Writing Your Own Mock Recommendation Can Get You Hired


    Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. ~Albert Einstein

    The process of writing your own letter of recommendation could actually help you gain clarity on your strengths and how they apply to your perspective new employer. A great letter of recommendation showcases a clear story …

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    Developing New Habits for Success


    Aristotle is quoted as saying, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”  But those habits can work in reverse, in which they work against excellence instead of for it. In essence, where you are in your life is the result of what you do or don’t do …

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    Convert Social Media Leads into Sales for Your Personal Brand


    In the era of online networking it is important to make meaningful connections to make your personal brand stand out.

    In order to attract new leads you need to be an active user on one the most powerful social networks, LinkedIn.

    How can your personal brand bring attract more connections on this premier online networking …

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    Don’t Prolong the Rejection


    Sometimes we don’t want to put our art out there for fear of it being rejected.

    That was the case with Jeff Kinney.

    He is the author and creator of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series of bestselling books.

    After a successful stint at drawing a comic strip for his college newspaper he found …

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    Invest in Yourself


    This week a new client came into my office and wrote me a check for several thousand dollars. They could have taken the money and gone on vacation, paid it down on a new car, or bought a new piece of furniture. Instead, they chose to invest in themselves to develop a clear career roadmap …

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    Can a ‘Headhunter’ Help You? Maybe, Maybe Not.


    When you hear the term “headhunter” what is the first thing that comes to mind? How would you describe what you think a headhunter is, what role he or she plays in the job market? Chances are, if you’re at all like the typical job hunter, here is probably how you would describe a headhunter:…

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    Posted in Career Resources, Job Search, Networking, Personal Branding, Recruitment

    Are You Media Social?


    Many people don’t realize how different the job search of today is from the job search of not even a few years ago. Many others find it difficult to learn about today’s different kind of search and therefore shove the issue to their back burner, planning to deal with it later—if they do at all. Yet …

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    7 Ways to Innovate and Prove You’re Worthy


    The terrible truth of work is that almost anyone can do anything. I don’t want to make you paranoid, but open up the UCLA Extension course catalog, a MOOC or watch a few “how-to” YouTube videos, and you get my drift. Education and skills are the easiest things to acquire.

    Leaving out advanced neurosurgery, the …

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    Fairy Tales and Workplace Success


    Most of us read fairy tales during our childhood. Did you ever notice that fairy tales actually show us ways of being successful in difficult situations? Also, they teach us how we should think and behave in order to survive in any condition. Therefore, we should not underestimate the importance of fairy tales as adults …

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    The Elusive “Right” Conversation in Today’s Workplace


    Have you ever been frustrated and confused by recurring conversations that never achieve your intended results?

    If so, the answer could be that you are having one of the three “wrong” conversations.

    Specifically, it is likely you’re having the “wrong” conversation with the “right” person. (See diagram)

    Finding the “right” conversation is trickier than it …

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