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    How Your Bad Habits Affect Your Job Search

    Puff the not-so-magic dragon. Today’s health care costs have employers cracking down on everything from smoking to drinking, weight loss and more. Is it legal for an employer to stick their nose in your off-work play? Can this really affect your job search? 5% of employees represent 50% of health care costs which is why …

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    Posted in Career Development, Job Search, Personal Branding, Recruitment

    Do Video Resumes Really Add to Your Brand?

    “I’m thinking about hiring a guy to do a video resume for me” one of my senior executive clients said recently to me in a career coaching session. These days 91% of successful coaching is done via the telephone, and that was the case now, I was on the phone with my client; It was …

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    Sweet Spot: The Intersection of Passion, Purpose & Skills

    Do you like sweets? When I was a kid I used to tell my mom I couldn’t finish my dinner because there was a special part of my stomach that was just for dessert. My rule now that I’m an adult is to keep sweets out of the house so I’m forced to walk and …

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    Posted in brand matchup, Career Development, Corporate Branding, entrepreneurship, Job Search, Personal Branding, Success Story, tv

    Identify, Market, and Engage Your Personal Brand’s Target Market

    Here we are barely into 2011 and already it’s time to identify, market, and engage our target market? Yes. The faster you get into the mind of your consumer the quicker results will show. When it comes to the game of business, or life, it’s results we’re after so now is the best time to …

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    Posted in Career Development, Corporate Branding, Job Search, Personal Branding, Social Media

    Desperately Seeking Confident Job Seeker

    Can you believe it’s the last Monday of 2010? Whether you’re working or job searching (which is a full-time job in itself), today marks the beginning of the last workweek of 2010. My challenge to each job seeker out there is to create a confident personal brand statement before January 1, 2011.

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Dating, Job Search, Networking, Personal Branding, Positioning, Recruitment

    Shake Up a Job Search Success Cocktail This Holiday

    Many times I write as I’m sitting at my desk looking out at the city (Chicago) streets below filled with traffic, people, and energy. Today’s blog is different; I’m writing it from one of my favorite spots, Starbucks. I love writing here because, other than fresh coffee, it provides a continuous flow of energy, which …

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    Posted in Career Development, Corporate Branding, Job Search, Personal Branding, Positioning

    What’s In A Name? The Big “O”

    When someone says The Big “O” it can have many different meanings depending on where in the country you live, what you spend your days doing and where your mind is at the moment. Hey, keep it clean folks, this is a personal branding blog not a, well, you know. (wink, wink)

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