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    What’s Important – Really Important In a Job Interview

    So, finally, the phone rings and the caller ID displays the name of a company you sent your résumé to. The caller is from the company’s human resources department and wants to schedule you for an in-person interview. Fantastic, this is music to your ears, but what now? Are you prepared? Do you have time …

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    The Truth About Annoying Coworkers

    This week I want to share with you an interesting infographic titled “The Truth about Annoying Coworkers”. This infographic has shared with me by the graduate school at Olivet Nazarene University. Most of us work at least 40 hours a week and this means that we see our coworkers more than we see our family. …

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    Posted in Career Development, People, Personal Branding, Workplace Success

    Two Keys Unlock Future Success

    When our communication reflects that our intuitive thought and beliefs are in alignment, we come across as genuine and heartfelt. Underlying all of this are our values and priorities making them the two keys to unlock future success.

    Others need to see that we are looking out for everyone’s well-being including your own. Otherwise, a …

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    Posted in Career Development, Success Strategies

    Objections Lead to Success

    Upon hearing, ‘that’s not what we’re looking for’ most people stop in their tracks. They don’t know how to respond in meetings. Consequently, these folks leave the room as quickly as possible. All hope for a beneficial outcome disappears, but this could be turned around with the right conversational strategy.

    Objections are another type of …

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    Posted in Career Development, Success Strategies

    Speak Directly to Client Interests

    The first loss of a sale or job interview is the one that hurts the most. It isn’t so much the lost time and money involved, but instead the realization there is so much to learn to succeed. Initially, one feels devastated, but when motivation to learn picks up so does the enthusiasm, and soon …

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    Posted in Job Search, People, Success Strategies

    What to Do with Labor Day Blues

    Going back to work after the Labor Day holiday brings up all kinds of feelings. It’s evocative of going back to school, after summer vacation. It’s the return to normal. Normal is not necessarily a good thing.

    The workplace is a lot like high school. It’s fraught with angst about being in or out, being …

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    How to Salvage a Bad Interview

    With job interviews, even countless hours of preparation can lead to some iffy moments when the interview takes place. It’s impossible to fully prepare for interview unless you hold a crystal ball that predicts the future. There will often be questions or statements said that can catch one off guard, as not all job interviews …

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    Posted in guest post, Interview, Personal Branding

    Three Tools Will Give You A Huge Competitive Advantage

    80% of open positions are never advertised, according to BH Careers International. Additionally, business owners often obtain lucrative company contracts through personal and professional connections. As a professional, your most valuable asset is your network. A strong network can mean the difference between a plethora of opportunities or long periods of stagnation.

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Networking, Workplace Success

    4 Unusual Ways to Land a Job

    Despite the popularity of social media, many job seekers don’t realize how powerful it can be during the job search process.

    Although in-person networking is very effective, social media can open the doors to connections you can’t make on a daily basis. Especially if you’re looking for a job in a different city or state, …

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    Make Your Personal Brand Shine With Strong Communication Skills

    Having strong communication skills is crucial. One needs to know when it’s important to listen and when its necessary to respond. There are many subtleties in communication that can influence others; the best communicators strengthen their personal brand using speech and silence to influence others’ opinion of them. They intuitively know “when silence is golden” …

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    Posted in Networking, Personal Branding, Skill Development
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