Category Archives: Personal Branding & Marketing

Managing Your Career 2.0: On Giving Up To Get It Right

I’m a big fan of the A& E show Hoarders, a program that looks “inside the lives of people whose inability to part with their belongings is so out of control that they are on the verge of a personal … Continue reading

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Career Advice Not Worth Taking Part II: Should You Say You’re Always Flexible?

This is the second in a three part series inspired by an e-book of career advice that prescribed answers to interviewing questions. Here, I take a look at the Q & A given by the e-book’s authors, and suggest an … Continue reading

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Career Advice Not Worth Taking: Does a Pat Answer to How You Deal With Stress Work?

Several weeks ago, I learned of a free new career e-book for new grads from a technical recruiting firm. I worked in university career offices for eight years before starting my business, so I couldn’t wait to see what they … Continue reading

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They’re Just Not Into Me…Or Are They?

One of the job seekers I know and think the world of applied for her dream job several months ago. Based on  the job description and what she could learn of the organization, it wasn’t only an ideal role from … Continue reading

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I’m Going to Let You Finish (My 2011 Wish for You)

One thing that's always, like, been a difference between, like, the performing arts, and being a painter, you know. A painter does a painting, and he paints it, and that's it, you know. He has the joy of creating it, … Continue reading

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Lessons in Brevity from Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson held multiple positions during his life. He was a U.S. Minister to France, Secretary of State under George Washington, Vice President to John Adams, and was U.S. President for eight years. His tombstone, however, mentions none of these … Continue reading

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A Most Unfortunate Resume Mistake No One Will Tell You

I participate in the Career Collective, a community of bloggers who talk about careers and write different posts in response to a common question each month. Up today: scary resume mistakes in honor of Halloween. My mistake is one that … Continue reading

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On the Exit Strategy

Suddenly, it seems safe to quit a job again. It’s only Tuesday and already two dramatic exit strategies have captivated our attention. First, there was the flight attendant who quit with a little bit of profanity and drama—grabbing a couple … Continue reading

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Don’t Kid Yourself! (The Person You See in the Mirror is a Good Hire)

In honor of April Fool’s day, this month’s Career Collective post is about ways we fool ourselves. Here are my thoughts; links to the thoughts of my brilliant colleagues on the same topic are below! “You can only get that job … Continue reading

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The Twitter for Job Search Guide is Here (Celebrate with Us!)

I'm delighted to announce that the Twitter Job Search Guide rolled off the presses on March 1, and is now available through Amazon, book stores, and other news outlets.   On Monday, March 15, at 6:00 pm, my co-author Deb Dib … Continue reading

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