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    The Cost and Benefits of Career Coaching

    So, what is career coaching? Many people nowadays use the term career coaching, but they’re not sure they understand its meaning or whether they’re using it in the right context. Any kind of coaching consists of the practice of supporting an individual or a group that has the objective of reaching a predetermined goal or …

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    The Trauma of Unemployment

    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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    3 Reasons Your Resume Brands You As A Commodity

    You wouldn’t describe yourself as a commodity, would you?

    You especially wouldn’t describe yourself as a commodity when looking for a job – Who would say in a job interview, “You should hire me because I’m exactly the same as everyone else?”

    So you’re probably thinking, “I’d never write a resume that makes me look …

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    First Impressions: Impact In Today’s Job Market

    Why do hiring managers decide in the first 8 seconds if they’re going hire a candidate or not?* The First Impressions. From handshake to hairstyle, wardrobe to watch, each component of a candidate is dissected in a matter of minutes. As an author it reminds me of the adage “Don’t judge a book by its …

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    She Takes On The World by Natalie MacNeil: Brilliant

    A thin book with a pretty woman on the cover surrounded by clouds, “She Takes on the World” by Natalie MacNeil had me wondering what I was in store for as I opened the first page. What an unexpected pleasant surprise this book turned out to be!

    Packed with useful tips

    Busy between 5a.m. – …

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    Part-Time Passion Leads To Personal Brand Bonus

    I still remember my grandmother packing the Skin So Soft in my bag as I left for summer camp. All the other kids had OFF! And I had this soft, nice smelling bug spray. Why? Because my grandmother was an Avon lady; she loved skincare (and her skin showed it) and it made wonderful extra …

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    Networking Internally For Your Next Job

    For those of you job hunting within an organization, you may underestimate the role of networking internally. This important and essential activity is how you can build your personal brand within your current organization, and land a new career at the same time.

    You have the upper hand

    Networking internally is the fastest and easiest …

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    Own Your Personal Brand

    In the past month, I have had the pleasure of meeting intelligent, engaging and ambitious professionals from all walks of life in my new role within the walls of Corporate America. Some of them have been colleagues, others partners we work with, a few candidates looking to join the organization, and even more vendors hoping …

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    Executive Recruiting Secrets: My Interview with MVP Recruiters CEO

    Are you tired of reading how to revise and refresh your resume? I’m tired of writing and speaking about resume and interview tips too! That’s what inspired me to go in search of how to really get you, today’s job seeker, in front of recruiters and hiring managers. What advice do these hard to reach …

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    Expand Your Brand Like Michael Jackson

    Have you seen Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” movie? What an inside view into the artist that Michael Jackson truly was on, and off, stage. Before I saw this movie, again recently on TV, I was blind to the deep talent Jackson held.

    Group to solo artist

    In ’77, after 14 years and 14 albums …

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