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Work / Life Balance – A Key to Career Success

On May 25th, I was very privileged to be a panelist at LEAD – a women’s leadership group within Bank of America. The event was designed to provide insight about balancing career and family demands. The group was focused on what LEAD … Continue reading

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Using Facebook in Your Job Search

With a reported membership of 400 million ACTIVE users, defined by Facebook as “users who returned to the site in the last 30 days,” Facebook is the undisputed king of social networking sites. But for many of my clients, Facebook … Continue reading

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Job Search Tips from People Who’ve Actually Landed

“Network – Tell everybody. Don’t be embarrassed to admit that you’re unemployed and looking for a new “opportunity.” (Notice, I didn’t say I was looking for a job.) I wasted 2-3 months early on hedging my bets about “who to tell.” Use “Linked in” and alumni resources to network. Have your “elevator speech” down cold. Be specific and don’t hedge about what’s important to you in your next job. Networking opened up doors that were otherwise closed and led me to explore opportunities that I would otherwise not have known about. Networking is NOT overrated!” Continue reading

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Characterisitics of Innovative Organizations, Part 1.

We know innovation when we see it – iPhone, X-Box, Wii, Prius, Twitter, etc. And we are seeing a great deal of chatter and a fair amount of good writing about the critical importance of innovation to sustain organizational success … Continue reading

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It’s All About Community – New Job, Social Media & Innovation

It’s all about community. It’s true. It really is. Are you searching for a new position? If so, the answer lies in your community. Are you trying to build your business? That next great referral or lead will almost certainly … Continue reading

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Personal Brand – How Do You Build Yours?

We are seeing clear examples of why personal branding is important in this job market. A good way to think of your brand is to ask yourself, “Why would an employer buy me or my value proposition over a competitor … Continue reading

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Networking for New Job –What to do When Traditional “Networking” Fails?

We are seeing some progress – albeit slow – in the job market. Yes – the broader economy keeps shedding jobs, and most experts agree that we are likely to see several more months of significant job loss. But – … Continue reading

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