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The 5 Core Competencies of Self-Promotion

When it comes to ensuring ongoing career success, the operative word is marketability. Marketability, not talent alone, is what is separating the big winners from the big losers in today’s world of work.  And along these lines, I’ve been espousing an equation for years that will likely bore the dickens out of most people, but […]

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Time to Ditch the Resume & “Embody” Greatness?

Imagine a world with no resumes.  A hiring market where people aren’t judged by the superficial impressions given off by a single short document, but on their ability to actually “prove” that they’re highly capable in their field and capable of solving an employer’s problems.  Sounds wonderful, doesn’t it?  And a much more fair way […]

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The Wisdom of Ken Grant: Be Interesting, Or Else!

You’re interesting, whether you know it or not.  You are an incredibly alluring and interesting person by default, simply because you are a human being with a unique background and a lifetime of stories to tell. That’s what Ken Grant believes, at least. Who is this Ken guy?  Ken is a long-time ally of the […]

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8 Personal Branding Tips by Maren Finzer

Today, I’m proud to feature a “guest post” by friend of the firm Maren Finzer, who asked me to not only get the word out about a special free upcoming 3/15 tele-seminar she’s delivering on personal branding (details here) — as well as pass along eight great tips on how professionals today can properly assess […]

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The Power of Well-Chosen Words

Quick quiz — what people (or companies) come to mind when you hear the following phrases? 1)  Just do it. 2)  Elementary, my dear Watson. 3)  That’s the way it is. 4)  Where’s the beef? 5)  Billions and billions. 6)  Make it so. 7)  Bam! 8)  Just the facts, Ma’am. 9)  Good night and God […]

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Losing My Facebook Virginity: 5 Key Insights

While a lot of people (it seems) view me as some sort of social media expert, since I use a lot of technology, blog constantly, and teach classes all over town on using the LinkedIn website — I’ll confess, I’ve completely avoided (as in: like the plague) getting involved with Facebook until very recently, as […]

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Reputation vs. Character: Et Tu, Tiger?

Help me out here, everybody.  I’ve been hearing some hush-hush snippets of conversation in the hallways lately about Tiger Woods and some kind of naughty e-mail he sent out or something.  I think there was something on TV the other day, too, when I was flipping channels.  Can anybody enlighten me?  Has Tiger engaged in […]

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To Blog or Not to Blog?

Have you ever wondered whether you, too, should join the exclusive little club of 200+ million people who currently throw a bunch of their thoughts and musings up on the web, hoping somebody will actually read them?  In other words, have you ever considered writing your own blog? At a recent networking event hosted by […]

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Are You An Expert? Let People Know!

Are you an expert in your field?  A thought leader?  A brilliant visionary?  Well, I’ve got some good news.  There’s never been a time in our history when we’ve had as many different, powerful, and creative ways to spread the word about this fact to potential customers and employers. This type of activity falls under […]

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Career Website: 360°Reach Assessment

Having trouble differentiating yourself in a crowded marketplace?  Confused about where you stand out compared to your peers?  Looking for a boost of confidence and the chance to get back in touch with your proven strengths and talents? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, you might benefit tremendously by checking out […]

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