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Tips On How To Communicate Better

Communication matters and today our channels of contact are numerous, immediate and impressionable. Whether we are a manager, a candidate, a friend or family member it is important our communications get the message across effectively. And in today’s world of immediacy, the messages fly ...

Dream Your Job: Part 4 – Start With What You Hate

If you were happy in your current job, completely and totally satisfied, you wouldn't be reading this in the first place. The fact that you want to improve your current circumstances is the only reason that anyone considers a new gig. In spite of the crap you might read about active and...

Who’s Got Your Resume — A Decision-Maker Or An Amoeba?

I am no fan of the black hole, the resume-sucking repository of dangerous anti-matter and hundreds of resumes that were sent in reply to job ads and never heard from again. I hate that black hole, because it doesn't help candidates get jobs, and it doesn't help employers hire good pe...

How To Tell The ‘Story of You’ In A Job Interview: Part 2 – Plots

Last week I wrote about the importance of being able to tell a good story about yourself in an interview. Before we even get into the structure of the story creation, “the story of you” should be made up of at least six mini-plots that you need to know about yourself.  Storytelling ex...

Be A Ruler For A Day: First Job – Fix Recruiting!

I would like to take a break from talking about brand talent and how to put you in control of your career. We’ll get back to our regular programming later. But I feel like I have been talking at you, not with you. I am hoping that you will be kind enough to accept the mantle of power and...

Looking For Your Dream Job? First Get Optimistic With Your Current Job

A great deal of emphasis has been put on finding your dream job lately. And by lately I mean over the past 12 years or so. I believe strongly that really enjoying what you do is very important to a balanced and happy life and think everyone should strive to find that elusive dream job. Ahh...

Dream Your Job: Part 3 – Being Infectious

Dreaming your job into existence is much more than simply knowing what you want. There are three legs on the career management stool: understanding, promotion and attraction. Any effective job search, network conversation, cover letter, interview or development plan involves using all t...