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    You’re Fired! What Now?

    I hate to sound like Donald Trump, but what happens if you get fired? or laid off? or downsized? Whatever term you use doesn’t matter. The thing is that come Monday, you have nowhere to go and you feel angry, guilty, puzzled, confused, and a hundred other feelings. You’re panicking because suddenly, it’s not business …

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    Add These Two Qualities to Improve Results

    The tides of time are changing, and recent communications reflect the reality. People employed are seriously considering going out on their own, and those who once enjoyed being self-employed are now re-thinking the cumbersome effort. Stress and sleepless nights seem to be affecting many. Unfortunately, the lack of sleep adds to the burden, and worse …

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    Six Steps Out of In-Transition

    Losing your job can happen instantly, or you might be told ahead of time because the company is restructuring, moving out of town, or the like. Regardless of the circumstances, it is vital to attempt to quickly regain equilibrium and find another suitable position—fast. Typically, though, your reaction to the new situation is not logical …

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    Using Your Network in a Job Search

    Networking is not a dirty word.

    Networking is something you should be doing all the time.

    As noted in this previous post … Growing your Network is your Job

    Since it’s your job … or at least part of it … you should feel comfortable and confident using it when you are making a change …

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    Ways to Use Holiday Season to Your Advantage

    You can always develop your career if you really want and believe it or not holidays are perfect for it. During holiday season, it is easier to get in touch with people because you have a perfectly valid reason for it.  Therefore, it is up to you to use this excuse and advance your career. …

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    Small Business Networking Strengthens Your Personal Brand

    Ideally, every business can only survive when there are people, and one’s net gain depends on his network. No wonder the economics analysts maintain that connecting/networking is one of the most important business, and life skill sets you will ever learn. Studies have shown that a greater percentage of people found their job through personal …

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    How to Change Your Career

    You feel that you are stuck in a job that doesn’t satisfy you. You want to change your career but don’t know where to start or how to do it. You also need your paycheck so you don’t want to quit your job before finding your dream career. In this case, the below 5 step …

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    Selfless Actions and Your Personal Brand

    Help is rarely given freely in today’s world. Everything seems to have a price tag, keeping individuals forever wary of accepting anything that appears to come with no strings attached. Yet even in this suspicious atmosphere, truly selfless giving can and still does exist. In fact, for the smartest leaders out there, gifts are a …

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    Growing your Network is your Job

    Everyone talks about networking.

    But who is doing it right?

    Is there a right way to network?

    Networking just to Network does NOT make Sense

    This is the title of an article I wrote for Entrepreneur Magazine. The point of the post was that when you network you should have a reason and a purpose. …

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    Networking Is Art and Science Combined

    Networking has two purposes: (1) to get you your next job, and if that’s not right now, (2) to prepare for when you need to. Networking is the most effective way to secure a job nowadays. Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads—human resources consultant to the largest companies in America—says that if you network your way into …

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