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    4 Questions to Consider When Choosing the Right Mentor

    A mentor can help you get ahead of your coworkers and increase your chances of getting promoted. However, you should be careful when choosing your mentor. Sometimes a person feels just right but in other cases, you need to make some evaluations before starting the relationship. Below are some questions that will help you choose …

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    Posted in Networking, People, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    6 Tips for Doing International Business Branding

    Technology has connected our world more than ever before. Now we can enjoy easier international travel and exchange of goods and services overseas.

    If you run a company in the United States, it may be time to start thinking about expanding your global reach beyond the US and into international territory. That step may seem …

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Networking, Success Strategies

    How to Attract Only the Best Job Candidates

    Need workers but not looking forward to combing through resumes from applicants who clearly didn’t read the job description? In a best-case scenario, an employer will recruit a talent pool of the most qualified candidates with a high aptitude and passion for the work.

    Traditionally, that involves reviewing endless data and choosing, at best, 10 …

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    Posted in Employer Branding, Networking, Recruitment

    Where You Wear Your Badge Matters

    This may come off as a bit of a rant. And, for that, I apologize.

    My intent is to help you by helping yourself.

    And, by helping others to clearly see your name and perhaps skip a potentially embarrassing situation.

    It doesn’t matter whether you are a Millennial, a Gen Z, a Gen X’er or …

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    Posted in Networking, Personal Branding, Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    Why You Still Need Business Cards Infographic

    Venngage, the infographic creator website, created a great infographic for my previous blog post “Why You Still Need Business Cards“. This week I wanted to share this infographic with all of you and again highlight the importance of having business cards for everybody.

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Networking, People, Skill Development

    Why You Still Need Business Cards

    Business cards may seem old fashioned especially for Generation Y and Z. However, it is still essential to actually carry a business card because it provides an easy way of letting other people get in touch with you and is more personal compared to a digital contact exchange. Therefore, it looks like business cards will …

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    Solidify Your Brand with Connections and Referrals

    As a small business owner, solopreneur or freelancer, competitors abound as many businesses and individuals offer the same services or products you are offering. Providing value added services or products is not enough to stand out and get people connected to you. It takes a powerful personal and business brand to provide the proof of …

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    Posted in Networking, Personal Branding

    Five Points for Thinking Handy

    Build your soft skills by building things.

    Building things build skills

    Whether you are building a spreadsheet or a tiny house.

    Building things builds skills.

    Do you remember how it felt to create something, finish it, look at it and enjoy it?

    Are you handy?

    Seventeen years ago this week I lost my dad. One …

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    Posted in Career Development, Networking

    You’ve Got 3 Minutes. What Will You Say?

    Everything cannot be boiled down to 3 minute increments.

    Nor should they be..

    However, there are times when that’s all the time you have. Sometimes you have even less. Perhaps as little as 8 seconds. (Have I already lost you?)

    Do you need the full three minutes?

    For the sake of argument let’s just say …

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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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