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    Top Hard Skills That Will Get You Hired Fast

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    LinkedIn recently announced the hottest skills of 2015 which got people hired. LinkedIn found this data by analyzing all of the hiring and recruiting activity that occurred on its website in 2015.

    Cloud and Distributed Computing: 2015 was the year of cloud and it is no surprise to see that cloud and distributed computing is…
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    5 Ways To Refresh Your Personal Brand In 2015

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    1515Are you ready to make 2015 the best year for your career? If so, it might be time to refresh your personal brand.

    Refreshing your personal brand will make you feel more confident about your career, discover new opportunities, and get noticed by employers. By refreshing your resume or updating your online portfolio, you can …

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    5 Skills That Will Get You Hired in 2015

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    Do you possess strong communication skills? Do perform well in a team setting? If so, it’s very likely you’ll be a highly sought-after candidate in 2015.

    According to a November 2014 report by NACE, leadership, the ability to work in a team, and strong communication skills are just a few of the top skills employers …

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    MOOCs and the Coming University Mergers

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    If you are considering going to college or going back to college in the near future, I recommend you read my last post titled How Universities Are Failing Their Graduates, Part 3. I ended it with:

    “Dinosaurs are dead. Is higher education (as we now know it) headed for a slot beside them in the …

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    6 Things You Forget About When Building A Personal Brand

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    Most professionals know by now that a strong personal brand is the foundation for a successful career.

    Whether you use your personal brand to find jobs, promote your freelance business, or build your professional network, it’s important to create a brand that illustrates your professional experience and personality. Your personal brand can also help you …

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    Are You a Generalist or Specialist

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    Generalist or Specialist?

    How you manage your career depends on whether you are a generalist or specialist.

    When I started my career in the 1970s, large corporations valued generalists. In my 22 years of working for IBM, they let me take a variety of career paths. It also suited my personality, because I have a …

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    5 Questions to Ask When Defining Your Personal Brand

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    Whether you’re an accountant, entrepreneur, or writer, any type of professional can benefit from building a personal brand.

    When creating your personal brand, the most important (but most difficult) step is to define yourself as a professional. Your personal brand isn’t just something you use to market yourself to employers or other professionals; it’s who …

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    Learning from Successes Trumps Learning from Failure Every Time

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    Long-term success is contingent on continual improvement.

    There are manifold continuous improvement strategies from the Japanese Kaizen to Six Sigma to personal self-reflection and meditation.

    Most improvement strategies rely on identifying mistakes and taking action to ensure those mistakes are corrected and not repeated.

    Some of the most successful people espouse the “fail fast, fail …

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    Turn a Scanty Resume into a Winning Marketing Brochure

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    Most recent graduates have very limited “real world” work experience and struggle to create a resume which gets the attention of hiring managers. Those grads who were lucky enough to have had internships and who got good grades still have many gaps in their resumes. The first step to getting hired is realizing that your …

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    Writing a Perfect Resume Regardless of College Major

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    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard some variation of the phrase, “I majored in _______, therefore I feel my career options are limited.”

    That statement is not only illogical, but it couldn’t be further from reality.  Regardless of what it says on your degree, you could and should still relentlessly pursue your …

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