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    The Power of Podcasting

    For decades, consumers have been trying to control the way they get their entertainment. From cassette tapes, recorded at just the right time, to burning CDs with the latest MP3s, to those VHS tapes littered with artifacts and distortions from recording dozens of episodes of our favorite shows on the same tape, we did everything …

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    How to Approach the Job Search

    At times, I am amazed at people in transition who approach the job search the way we used to in the past. Looking for a job nowadays puts job seekers into extremely tough competitions unlike those of the past, and job seekers who do not both understand and apply the rules of the game will …

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    10 Considerations Prior to Accepting a New Job

    The job market seems much better lately, and more and more offers are being extended to applicants. Some move into the new positions from other jobs and others from being in transition. In both cases, those job seekers miss out if they don’t take a holistic approach to specific evaluation of the new opportunity.

    Often, …

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    5 Tips to Speed Up Your Writing Without Compromising Quality

    All good writers know that quality is an essential component of success. Without fresh ideas, engaging content and grammatical rigor, nobody is going to want to read, share or publish your content.

    Most bloggers and content writers also understand the merits of maximizing quantity. The more guest posts you can produce, the wider your exposure …

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    While In-Transition You Still Have a Brand

    More than ever, when you are in transition you should have a brand. Why? you ask. Because that is how you differentiate yourself and stand out from the proverbial crowd.

    Branding is not about what you like but about what employers like. Your branding statement—whether in writing, on the Internet, or spoken via your elevator …

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    When To Use The ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ Pitch

    Job seekers often ask a question about when to use the tell-me-about-yourself pitch—like in an interview—and when to use the elevator pitch: like in a networking situation. The confusion arises because some people don’t understand the purpose or objective of each of the two pitches.

    How to properly answer when asked, “Tell me about yourself.”…

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    What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do About Your Job

    There are a number of very good tests of personality type on the market, and as a career coach I always recommend that people in transition explore the results of such tests and apply those results in their decision-making processes. Being in transition is an opportune time to assess where you are and what you …

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    Why You Need to Think Like an Interviewer

    To start with, I must make an important disclaimer. I am not a psychologist but a career coach. I don’t find it surprising that there is much in common between the two professions, and I have lots of stories to prove it. If you happen to be in transition, you may want to understand the …

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    6 Logical Tips to Finding a Job

    It would be interesting to review a few perceptions that job seekers have on issues stemming from feelings rather than from logic. Such perceptions are based more on gut feelings rather than thinking. Examples follow.

    The interview is about me.

    People feel good when asked to come in and interview, because they think the interview …

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    How to Strategize Job Searching Like Chess Playing

    Job searching is very similar to playing a game of chess. Both activities have a significant element of strategy. But first, let’s agree about the word strategy. A simple definition found in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary, which says, “the skill of making or carrying out plans to achieve a goal.” And indeed, the job seeker has a …

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