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    Controlling Bad Habits for a Successful Career

    Habits run our lives. Our behavior has a direct and profound effect on our attitude.

    Anyone can manage the good times and can cultivate the habits that promote well-being and success. However, every now and again, we gain bad habits that cause fatigue, depression, and create a significant barrier to success.

    When we act like …

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    5 Job Search Mistakes Show You’re Not Paying Attention

    Applying for jobs is one of the most burdensome aspects of the job search process. Cover letters, resumes, applications – lots of paper work requiring sharp attention to detail.  With so many things to pay attention to, people are bound to make mistakes. But as we all know, every little thing counts when it comes …

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    Posted in Job Search, Personal Branding, Recruitment, Success Strategies

    Dick’s 40 Year Affair With “Parachute”

    I had the pleasure of interviewing Richard Nelson Bolles, author of the #1 brand in the job search / career management genre on Friday, May 13, 2011. The 40th edition of What Color is Your Parachute? will be released August 15th and, at age 84, Dick is redoing the entire book.

    The man and his…
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    Posted in Career Development, Job Search, Personal Branding, Success Story

    The Art of “Sententia”

    “Jay, your problem is you have too much time to think,” I was told by someone earlier in the week.  I have to admit, even in jest, his remark caught me by surprise.  I replied to him, “Your comment doesn’t even make sense.”

    The statement reminded me of a neighbor I had many years ago, …

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    DISCIPLINE: The Most Important Word in the English Language

    Discipline is doing what you don’t want to do… in pursuit of what you want.

    I’m not sure discipline can be defined any better.  If things were easy to do and you were excited about doing them, you wouldn’t need to be disciplined.  Here’s an interestingly fact:  Success, happiness, and achievement are easy !  How …

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    Posted in Brand Yourself As, Career Development, Education, Job Search, management, Personal Branding, Reputation Management

    Is Hiring Really a Game? Yes it is!

    When we think of the term “game,” most of us usually think of something that is a diversion, sport or some form of competitive entertainment. Chances are, most of us don’t even consider that many other things in life also have all the characteristics of a game . . . such as the hiring process. …

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    The New Era of Protean Careers

    Welcome to the age of Protean Careers. Yes, Protean Careers; and best you get used to the term for it’s here to stay.  Indeed, the American workplace has changed forever; and this is presenting significant problems for many who have come to depend on the “Industrial Age” workplace.

    Consider This

    * No jobs or careers …

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    Brand Yourself an Entrepreneur

    2011 will be a turning point for many, if not most, Americans.  The realization that companies, businesses, corporations, organizations, and yes, even local, state, and federal governments will no longer assure jobs and take care of employees will finally be realized.

    Yes, many unemployed and underemployed people will need to create their own jobs by …

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    Posted in Career Development, Employer Branding, entrepreneurship, Job Search, Personal Branding, Success Strategies

    The New Era of Protean Careers

    Welcome to the age of Protean Careers

    Get used to the term for it’s here to stay.  Better yet, we all better get used to the concept of Protean Careers.  Indeed, the American workplace has changed forever; and this is presenting significant problems for many who have come to depend upon the “Industrial Age” workplace. …

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    Personal Brands Celebrate!

    By now you’ve probably amazed yourself with your ability to stick to your resolutions! LOL.

    Don’t worry. Now is NOT the right time to assess how 2010 is going – or how you’re doing. The only thing to judge during week two of the year is this:

    Do you have a clear, crisp, compelling focus …

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