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    Advance Your Career in 2014

    As the year winds down, many people are busy reflecting on 2013 and setting goals for 2014. The New Year is a great time for a fresh start even in an old career. Whether you’re looking for the ideal job or just want to get out of a job rut, planning and putting your focus …

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    Finding Keywords to Manage Your Career

    How do you know which keywords you should be using in your LinkedIn profile and other social media profiles?

    Everyone talks about keywords but how do you find them?

    The keywords you want to use are those keywords that recruiters and hiring managers are using in LinkedIn and Google searches.

    First, what are the keywords …

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    Posted in Career Development, Job Search, Personal Branding, Social Media

    Honey, I Shrunk the Job Market

    A fantasy of shrinking your family can be entertaining, especially if you know from the start that it is a Disney film intended to entertain the entire family. We love to be entertained — taken away from the real world for a while. But what about the real world of today’s job market? It is …

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    Posted in Career Development, entrepreneurship, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    Who’s “Directing” Your Career?

    Shakespeare is famous for penning “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts”. How can we relate this metaphor to your employment and future career? Let me give it a shot….

    The traditional and …

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    Don’t Let a Layoff Catch You Off Guard

    The other day while at work, a friend of mine grabbed some papers from the fax machine and noticed a resume submission for her job. A few days later, she observed her boss interviewing the person for a job. Putting two and two together, she determined that her job was in trouble. In a preemptive …

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    Don’t Paint Yourself in a Corner

    There comes a time in every career that we need to take a look around and make sure we are not limiting ourselves. Making sure we are making the most of our careers. And making the most of our lives too. For one cannot exist without the other. This post has a few tips & …

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    Say Goodbye to Corporate America: Create Your Own Job!

    To some extent, Corporate America is saying goodbye to employees. Should you, likewise, consider saying goodbye to Corporate America?

    Early in this century, many IT jobs were lost in 2000/2001. When the economy revived, a significant portion came back as contract work. In effect, employers said to these workers: ” You get no benefits or …

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    Posted in Career Development, entrepreneurship, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    Job Hopping: A Smart Career Strategy!

    During my 30 year career in “Corporate America”, I worked 14 years with my first employer and 16 subsequent years with 6 different employers. I increased my income and job satisfaction tremendously during the second half of my career because I changed employers proactively whenever I was able to find something better. Despite the potential …

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    Posted in Career Development, Job Search, Me 2.0, Personal Branding

    Personal Brand – Internal Controls

    In a recent workshop, collegiate student-athletes were learning about the concept of one’s “Personal Brand”. This is not to suggest people should view themselves as a product like TIDE or a service such as the one provided by UPS, nor should they begin to refer to themselves in the third person. During the session, the …

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    Top 10 Tips for New Grads

    It’s that time of year when our future leaders are getting ready to graduate.

    There are lots of lists and speeches by people much more famous and far more successful that little old me.

    This list is something I have put together from my 20+ years in business. In those 20 years I’ve been a …

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    Posted in Career Development, Job Search, Personal Branding, Reputation Management
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