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While In-Transition You Still Have a Brand

More than ever, when you are in transition you should have a brand. Why? you ask. Because that is how you differentiate yourself and stand out from the proverbial crowd.

Branding is not about what you like but about what employers like. Your branding statement—whether in writing, on the Internet, or spoken via your elevator …

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How to Reset a Bad Work Day

Most people don’t wake up ready to start the day like Snow White singing to her helpful little birds. Most days you get caught up in the hustle and bustle and have to push through, and then, there are the bad days when you’re just not feeling it.

The alarm goes off late. Your forehead …

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Whatever You Do, Here’s How to Find Meaning In It

A big goal that most people share in common is that everyone wants to do something that they love. Whether that’s working a particular career, not having a career at all or focusing on something else, everyone has a passion that drives them. It’s exciting to think about getting to a point in your life …

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Lessons You Will Learn the Hard Way Before You Succeed

There are some lessons you can learn by reading books and some that you can only learn by experiencing. Unfortunately, those are the ones that you learn the hard way. Sure, you can also learn these lessons by listening to old and wise because they have already been where we are but most of the …

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These 13 Skills Will Improve Your Branding Efforts

What skill could an entrepreneur learn in his or her spare time that can help them improve their branding strategy or efforts?

The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched BusinessCollective, a free …

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Your Stellar Work is Your Brand

Stellar work is your personal wealth: your worldly goods, trust fund, gold stash, life preserver, money in your pocket, and 401(k). It is the investment in yourself that no one can take away and no depressed economy or down market can diminish.

“In the football world, it’s called making plays. Everyone in the game is …

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Improvisation Is The Thing

I recently moved and as part of this effort I’ve become painfully aware of a few things.

One — My tools are scattered.

Two — The places I used store “stuff” no longer exist.

Three — I need to create new shelves, workspaces, and mentally geocached locations.

Although this was not the first time I’ve …

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When To Use The ‘Tell Me About Yourself’ Pitch

Job seekers often ask a question about when to use the tell-me-about-yourself pitch—like in an interview—and when to use the elevator pitch: like in a networking situation. The confusion arises because some people don’t understand the purpose or objective of each of the two pitches.

How to properly answer when asked, “Tell me about yourself.”…

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