Use Your Smartphone to Improve Your Interview Skills

At this stage in your job search, you’ve been called in for several interviews but you haven’t yet landed an offer. You’ve been well-dressed and on time for every session, but for some reason, you just aren’t beating out the competition. The fact that you are getting in the door is positive news, since it […]

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How Effective Design Ties to Business Success

Your company has no fear of technology, and that’s certainly commendable. You embrace digital solutions and you apply them whenever possible to overcome obstacles and improve communication. On the one hand, you should feel proud; after all, technology isn’t going anywhere, and you can’t compete if you can’t keep up. But on the other hand, […]

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Leadership Traits that Stand Out in the Interview

Most employers are highly attracted (or claim to be) to two distinct social traits in potential candidates: leadership and teamwork. On the surface, both traits are believed to be obvious during interviews. Leaders, for example, sit up straight and tell stories about how they’ve rallied struggling teams to victory or kicked game-winning goals. Team players […]

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Showing Results in the Interview: You Only Need to Impress the Hiring Manager

You’re great at your job. Or at least, you’re pretty good. You’re good enough. You certainly earn the approval of your boss and the dollars in your paycheck. Here’s a conundrum that, for many job applicants, becomes a common interview mistake: How can you take your hard-earned skills and hard-won knowledge and show them off […]

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Make Yourself Memorable in 2018: Advanced Networking Tips

Are you ready to hit the networking scene hard in 2018? Are you ready to give your personal brand everything you have, find the perfect job, and leverage that job into a perfect career? If you plan to make 2018 the best year ever and give your professional trajectory a serious boost, keep these tips […]

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How to Tell Your Recruiter Really Cares About Your Career

You need the help and support of a recruiter as you launch your job search and move your career forward, but you’d prefer to work with a recruiter who genuinely cares about the details of your search, your ideal job, and the particulars of your career ambitions. How can you find a recruiter who will […]

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A Complete LinkedIn Profile Sends Strong Signals to Recruiters

You may not spend a very large percentage of your day on LinkedIn, even when you’re engaged in an active job search. But here’s some news: Recruiters and hiring managers do. Recruiters tend to rely on the site to conduct candidate searches and sift through profile matches, and if your profile happens to be complete, […]

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Ask the Right Questions Before a Job Offer

After a long grueling job search — or a short and easy job search — you’ve reached an important milestone. You’ve received an offer! After you briefly pat yourself on the back for your stellar resume and spot-on personal presentation, it’s time to consider your next move. Should you say yes or no? Actually, assuming […]

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Knowing Your Fears Can Help You Meet Your Goals

As professionals, experts, managers, and leaders, most of us are exposed to the same general themes by coaches and advisors. We’re told to make lists, organize our time, and above all: set goals. Proper goal setting is often framed as a magical solution to all problems, even the ones we haven’t encountered yet. If we […]

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Brand Building: Create Your Own Public Speaking Opportunities

There are few more powerful ways to build your brand and create an impact on the marketplace than high-profile public speaking opportunities. Or low profile. Or any profile, really. If you’re speaking at a podium to a crowd of any size, in any venue, there’s a strong chance you’re generating a large return on your […]

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