Welcome to BlogNotions' Career Blog

The BlogNotions Career Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the Career industry. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on topics like improving your current career, taking the steps to start a new one, and much more more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

You’re as Young as You Feel

Being in the market for a new job means you’re being judged. Your grooming, your wardrobe, your posture and your energy level will all be scrutinized as recruiters size you up for your next job. Fair or not, it’s part of your total package. Renee Parenteau Baby Boomer applicants often express concern about competing against […]

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How to Encourage the Lazy and Disengaged

How can you encourage the lazy and disengaged? The short answer… roller skates, or their metaphorical equivalent. Stay with me as we flashback in time. I was arguably the most disengaged and “lazy” sorority pledge at I had because I was warned that nearly all social life on campus centered around the Greek system. I had […]

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What Do You Like Most About Your Job?

Ray had a long list of things that were wrong with his job. Most of us do. The most important work is never easy and sacrifice can sting. But as I listened, I was struck by the stark contrast between what was wrong and the deep loyalty to stay that went way past trappings of salary […]

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5 Reasons Teams Lose Confidence

Great leaders help teams visualize a winning future. They arm their team with the courage and audacity to remove roadblocks and galvanize people toward “impossible” feats. Take John. John had been in tough situations before, but this time the cocktail of challenges was just too much. He needed more time, more resources, better systems, and […]

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October 2014 Updates

Here are some updates regarding upcoming events and freebies that may interest you. Effortless Success Mindfest – Free The Effortless Success Mindfest runs this week. This is a free online event hosted by Learning Strategies and Jack Canfield. You can tune into it and listen right away since the Mindfest started earlier today. This Mindfest focuses on […]

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Hot Cognition and the Crocodile Brain

Image courtesy Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis This post isn’t about interviewing skills, but if you get this right, you can get any job. The techniques used to turn on “hot cognition” are the key to pitching – and winning  – million dollar deals. Master these techniques, and you can sell yourself to anyone. […]

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Hot Cognition and the Crocodile Brain

Image courtesy Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis This post isn’t about interviewing skills, but if you get this right, you can get any job. The techniques used to turn on “hot cognition” are the key to pitching – and winning  – million dollar deals. Master these techniques, and you can sell yourself to anyone. […]

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5 Ways to Encourage Your Team Toward “Yes You Can”

28 eyes looked at me skeptically. They were convinced the task I had outlined for their strategy session was beyond their reach. “Just too hard,” they explained. “I’m not that creative,” said another. No time for second guessing. Sure this exercise had worked in other contexts, but I had never worked in this industry before. […]

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Leaders Weigh in on Achieving Breakthrough Results – A Frontline Festival

Welcome back to the Let’s Grow Leaders Frontline Festival. Our October Festival is all about Achieving Breakthrough Results.  Thanks to Joy and Tom Guthrie of  for the great pic and to all our contributors! Culture and Teamwork “Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” – Michael Jordan Organizations have many walls that hamper culture, development, […]

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