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    3 Ways Being a Bookworm Translates to Career Success

    Reading may have traditionally been seen as one of life’s great pleasures, but in the age of smartphones, game consoles and Netflix, amusing oneself with blocks of unmoving text has become increasingly unappealing. Amongst American adults, 1 in 4 read no books at all.

    But books are important. They fire our imagination and immerse us …

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    Five Ways Volunteering Can Help Your Career

    “It’s easy to make a buck. It’s tougher to make a difference.”

    — Tom Brokaw, journalist


    Volunteering for a good cause changes lives and doesn’t just benefit the people you’re helping. Beyond the obvious benefits of helping out in the community and making a difference, volunteering can both further your career and improve your …

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    Baby Boomer Career Development Plans

    When was the last time you had a career development plan? Most of us who joined the workforce, during the 60s, 70s or 80s remember sitting down with our managers once a year to work on a career development plan. That was when you started your career with one company and planned to stay there …

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    Is Personal Branding Your Second Job?

    Do you have a second job?

    Today, many consider a second job to be an economic necessity.

    A second job can help you afford an occasional splurge on a fancy restaurant, as well as help you save money for further education, a down payment on a home, or an investment in setting up your own …

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    The Unique and Necessary Combination of Will and Skill

    Last week while watching the hard fought battle between the World’s top two ranked men’s tennis players, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, in the finals of the US Open Tennis Championships, broadcaster Mary Carillo made mention of two characteristics on display during the match.

    Will and Skill!

    The comment brought me back to my baseball …

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    Do’s and Don’ts of Resumes

    Your resume is the key when you apply for a job. If it doesn’t stand out from the rest of the candidates, your chance of getting invited for an interview is very low. This week, I am going to discuss with you what you should list and what you should not list in your resume …

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    Apply an 18th Century Strategy to Your Career & Life

    Two-hundred thirty-eight years ago a group of determined men with a vision to create an unprecedented future risked their lives, their fortunes and sacred honor on an untested military commander by the name of George Washington.

    Washington was selected to command the Continental Army for two primary reasons.

    One, because he was basically the only …

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    Workplace Etiquette Rules You Should Have Learned in Kindergarten

    Workplace etiquette is about more than just being nice to people, or remembering special events, or greeting people with a kind word. Sometimes, it’s something as basic as “don’t be an a-hole,” and yet we still have to remind people of that.

    Bonnie Low-Kramen’s post last week on workplace etiquette and the idea of sometimes …

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    How To Get Rid Of The Golden Handcuffs?

    Imagine you are sitting in a chair. It may not be the best chair ever, but because you feel like sitting in it and you know you can get up at any time, it makes the experience pretty enjoyable. Now, imagine that all of the sudden you realize that you are tied to that chair. …

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    Debunking Personal Brand Cultural Myths: Part 1

    Personal branding is relatively a new concept in many parts of the world. Many cultures feel it smacks of ‘western egoism’. As such, a big part of my job in Japan is to educate others about personal branding and the value it has for Japanese culture.

    If you ask Japanese if they have heard of …

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