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    Say “No” to Good, Say “Yes” to the Best

    There is a constant tug of war in our lives going on between finding simplicity and all of the complexity that is thrown at us. From our jobs to the endless amount of information that is thrown at us each day, it can be hard to focus in on what is truly important.

    The moment …

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    5 Steps to Master Managing People Older Than You

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    It was the first day of my first job right out of college. Despite all the group projects and being president of different clubs, there was nothing that could have prepared me for what sat in front of me. Literally sitting in front of me were 15 customer service reps, all older than me, half …

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    Posted in Career Development, gen-y, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    How Facebook’s IPO Helps YOUR Career

    On May 18, 2012, many of us expected Facebook stock to hit the public market with an explosion. There was a revival of hope reticent the first dot-com boom. Facebook’s valuation went up over the road show week and excitement was high as Mark Zuckerberg rang the NASDAQ opening bell.

    I, like many other retail …

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    Sometimes A Great Brand Is Not Enough

    As many of my fellow contributors have written, the personal brand you create is one of the most important determinants of your success both inside and outside of the workplace.

    We have talked about how it takes time and many steps to build up a strong reputation (let alone the work that goes into maintaining …

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    Senior Year In The “Real World”

    For those who remember the good old days when we were still in school…

    Freshman year is when you are just getting acclimated. Sophomore year, you start to figure things out and gain some confidence. Junior year is about hitting your stride and performing well, and then senior year is about planning for the next …

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    The Key To Strong Personal Brand: Having No “Buts”

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    About a year ago I received a promotion at work. The new position was an absolutely amazing opportunity and one that could teach me a lot and help me build many connections throughout my industry. It was also a position that I did not have all the ideal “qualifications” for. In other words, my boss …

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