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    10 Ways to Incorporate Media Accolades Into Your Brand

    How should professionals who’ve been featured on a media list, such as Forbes 30 Under 30, use the recognition as part of their online brand?

    Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) is an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs. YEC members represent nearly every industry, generate billions of dollars in revenue each year …

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    4 Things You Need to Start Rewarding Yourself For

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    The problem with Millennials, according to people who have never been one, is that they expect praise and rewards for everything. Participated? Medal. Attempted? Pat on the back. Lost? Trophy.

    But far from breeding laziness and entitlement, as is often claimed, rewarding ourselves frequently and liberally helps us learn new skills and develop desirable traits. …

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    Love Your Job? Put an Exit Plan in Place.

    When you hate your job, you often think about leaving it. But when you are happy with your work putting an exit plan into place seems somewhat bizarre. Nevertheless, smart employees should always be prepared to quit their job tomorrow.

    The reason is that the future is always unknowable. Just because your job satisfaction is …

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    Posted in Career Development, Success Strategies

    3 Wordplay Tricks For Winning Big Deals

    Your winning in business cannot depend on others taking a lot of time to understand you and what you mean. If you have had a cover letter and resume simply go into the email trash bin of an HR department, without your receiving even an acknowledgment of your existence, you know you haven’t mastered the …

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    Posted in Skill Development, Success Strategies, Workplace Success

    When Your Personal Brand is Too Good? Too Bad!

    Talk about the power of a personal brand! Angela Ahrendts reputation is worth more than nearly any NBA star, the president of any country, and even Tim Cook – the CEO of Apple, where she now works.

    “Apple’s newly-recruited head of retail was paid more than $70 million in her first year with the company …

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    Three Tools Will Give You A Huge Competitive Advantage

    80% of open positions are never advertised, according to BH Careers International. Additionally, business owners often obtain lucrative company contracts through personal and professional connections. As a professional, your most valuable asset is your network. A strong network can mean the difference between a plethora of opportunities or long periods of stagnation.

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    Posted in entrepreneurship, Networking, Workplace Success

    How to Increase Traffic with Highly Shareable Content

    The surefire way to drive traffic to your website is to publish highly shareable and engaging content. Not only does this help enhance your SEO rankings, but also the higher social curation — provided it’s being shared — means that more people will see it. In turn, this will naturally increase your traffic, leads and …

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    Posted in Corporate Branding, guest post, Marketing, SEO

    The Personal Brand Mistakes No One Shares You’re Making

    Professionals—and people in general— avoid confrontation like the plague. We live in a society that accepts, and even encourages, small social lies. When a co-worker asks, “How are you doing?” They rarely want the entire rundown of triumphs and ills. Instead, she expects a reply of, “Fine. How are you?”

    While the example above does …

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    5 Things to Do Before Building A Personal Brand

    A strong personal brand isn’t created overnight. It takes time to discover your strengths, identify your passions, and build a community of followers.

    In a Medium article by Gary Vaynerchuk, he talks about how a personal brand can lose value if an individual doesn’t “put in the work.” Vaynerchuk also explains many people overlook the …

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    4 Last-Minute Gifts to Give Your Boss and Coworkers

    As final reports are submitted and employees tie up loose ends before the holidays, many are scrambling around to find the perfect gift to give their colleagues at the annual company holiday party.

    While it might seem like finding a holiday gift is the last of your priorities this time of year, it can actually …

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