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    Ship, Shipmates, Self

    A simple motto say. Yet much harder to follow.

    I was meeting with a friend the other day and he mentioned these three simple words. He had heard these from an admiral while he was serving the US Navy. I thought about these three words for a while and can see why the US Navy …

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    Just Say NO to Career Dissatisfaction!

    If you are happy with your income, employer, and opportunity for career development, read no further. Consider yourself fortunate and be thankful. If you feel there is definite room for improvement, however, then I encourage you to read on.

    The 2008/2009 Salary.com job satisfaction survey found that the majority (65%) of ALL American workers admitted …

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    Posted in Career Development, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    Branding Your Linkedin Profile For Job Search

    Your Linkedin profile and your resume are each used differently by employers and used for different purposes.

    However, I get asked all the time if making your Linkedin profile identical to your resume is a wise idea. Linkedin must think it is … since they have an app that automatically loads your profile data into …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Job Search, Personal Branding

    Say YES and Get Ahead

    There is a fairly recent movie called “Yes Man” starring Jim Carrey. The premise was simple … say yes to everything!

    To most people saying yes is NOT the first thing that comes to mind when asked to do something.

    Think about the last time a friend asked you to drive them to the airport. …

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    Posted in Career Development, Personal Branding, Reputation Management, Success Strategies

    Employers Use Your Resume And LinkedIn Profile Differently

    Many job seekers make the mistake of assuming that their resume and LinkedIn profile are the same thing.

    … they’re not.

    Job seekers who consider their LinkedIn profile to be equivalent to their resume can miss major opportunities to differentiate themselves resulting in lost job opportunities.

    You can differentiate yourself much more effectively as a …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Job Search, Personal Branding

    Face To Face Personal Branding

    Your resume is the traditional way job seekers create their personal brand. It’s the first impression that most job seekers make.

    But there’s a downside to creating your personal brand through a resume.

    Your resume is prescreened between 2-5 times before a hiring manager sees it.

    What does that mean to you? It means most …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Job Search, Personal Branding

    Are You Pulling Your Weight

    Are you ready to deliver $1.4 Million dollars in value to your company?

    Beyond being ready … are you able to deliver $1.4 Million?

    If you expect to be making $100,000+ dollars a year you should expect your prospective employer to assign some sort of multiple to your salary. A Return on Salary (ROS) if …

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

    Personal Branding By Understanding The Hiring Process

    Do you realize that how well you understand the hiring process has a big impact on your personal brand … and on your chances of getting hired?

    Most job seekers think that understanding the hiring process just means learning the email address to send a resume (or URL to post). That’s really the least important …

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    Information Keeps Your Personal Brand Current

    … and allows you to brand yourself as a superior candidate.

    Information is power …

    The information you use to shape your communications with employers is critical to your success … or lack of success in landing a job.

    But the information that most candidates use is lacking … and inferior information brands you as …

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    Obsolete Information Brands Job Seekers As Obsolete

    Could one of your job search problems be that you’re using obsolete information?

    How do you think obsolete job search information causes you to brand yourself on your resume and during an interview?

    When you use obsolete information in your job research, you focus on keywords, employer issues and employer problems that aren’t problems anymore …

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