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As I was walking my dogs this week, I took note of the 6 pine trees in my neighbors’ yard. I remember when those trees were planted – about 20 years ago. I thought about how the yard has changed over time. There used to be 8 of them, but only 6 remain. Those trees...

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If only college offered a course about learning how to please the boss. It should even be a degree requirement. In fact, if they offered it, the ideal course title would be Learning To Exceed the Boss’ Expectations. It’s a lesson we all could use, and one that can spell success in your career. On...

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Making Time to Learn

January 14, 2019

As a longtime executive recruiter and career coach, I can appreciate the recent articles offering quick opportunities for people to supplement their incomes with “gig” type jobs. Pet sitting, running errands, doing telemarketing work, getting a part time job at WalMart or McDonalds or Chipotle which may continue on for a few months or weeks...

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Gone are the days when personal branding was only for celebrities or executives. Personal branding is a way of establishing and consistently reinforcing who you are and what you stand for in your career and life. Everything affects your personal brand: What you wear, how you speak, even how you compose an email. “Personal brands aren’t reserved...

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Great bosses change us for the better. They see more in us than we see in ourselves, and they help us learn to see it too. They dream big and show us all the great things we can accomplish. Great leadership can be a difficult thing to pin down and understand. You know a great...

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It doesn’t matter how far you get in your professional career, the idea of speaking in front of your peers and managers can reduce even the hardiest CEO to utter terror. There’s no way around it though, to succeed in business, public speaking is a hill that must be overcome. Don’t worry though, public speaking...

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In the 21st Century, it is commonplace for candidates to have at least one method of social media. Whilst many candidates take care to set their social media settings to private, many employers still look into prospective candidates’ social media pages to decide whether or not to offer the prospective candidate a position. Although many...

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Remote workers are becoming increasingly popular. In this day and age, staff are no longer tethered to just working at their desks in an office. With technological advances, we are now capable of working anywhere we wish as long as we have a laptop and wifi. We have discussed in the past the benefits of telecommuting...

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Networking events are a great place to meet future business partners, clients, and employers. It is surprising then, that many people do not know that the best way to be successful at an event is to make a great first impression People make an impression of you within the first few seconds of meeting you....

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