Archive | June, 2012

Use Cover Letter to Demonstrate Communication Skills

The concept of using a cover letter to demonstrate communication skills is reinforced in a column by Kate Wendleton and Dale Dauten. An employer wrote to the career columnists to about his experience in reviewing cover letters during a recent search for technicians: “The most obvious thing that people failed to do,” wrote the employer, […]

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The Sedona Method – Free Audio

Hale Dwoskin, author of The Sedona Method and one of the teachers from the movie The Secret has created a free 19-minute audio program for me to share with you. Our intent in providing this freebie was to help people who’ve been following my passive income series by giving them some simple techniques to release […]

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Misspelled words on LinkedIn profile

The other day, I was looking at the profile of a LinkedIn connection. I was caught off guard… something wasn’t right about his headline. Then it dawned on me – he misspelled a key word: Guranteed Marketing Results. Um, Houston, we have a problem. How can you guarantee me results when you can’t even spell […]

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Happy Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the dad’s out there! I’d like to say Happy Guy’s Day to all the guys out there too. Because some of you aren’t fathers yet, but you should still be recognized for being a great guy! In my work as a career coach, I have the honor of helping a […]

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Cover Letter Provides the Personal Touch

“I still think a personal approach in the search process is always the best,” said Norine Dagliano in the Q&A interview she did with us. “The cover letter provides job-seekers an opportunity to ‘speak’ to the employer in their own words; to give the employer a little ‘window into their personality;’ to address the employer’s […]

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Generating Ideas

As we go through this passive income series, you may start getting ideas for how you can create new streams of passive income. How do you know which ideas are worth pursuing? Keep It Simple It’s easy to bite off more than you can chew with your first passive income idea. If you already have […]

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Turn Complaints into Requests

In her chapter on how to “Communicate with Power, Grace and Style,” Miedaner delivers a formula that may change your life. She starts out by stating a fact of life: “No one is attractive when complaining. No one – not even you, my dear.” She has a real point. Most of us hate to be on the receiving end of a complaint. At the same time, many of us don’t recognize ourselves as chronic complainers. Here’s her way out of the rut, whether you’re receiving or complaining.

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Marking Yourself Indelibly

According to Pew Research, nearly half of 26-40-year-olds (40 percent) and 36 percent of 18-25-year-olds have tattoos today. Twenty-two percent of 26-40-year-olds and 30 percent of 18-25-year-olds have at least one body piercing. Once associated only with sailors, bikers and people outside the mainstream, it’s now common to see people of all ages and lifestyles sporting body art or a piercing.

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Keep Calm and Carry On

Jim Moorhead is the author of “The Instant Survivor: Right Ways to Respond When Things Go Wrong.” He writes about how to survive a personal or professional crisis, using some of the tools and techniques that companies use for crisis management. The first step of his survival system echoes the “Keep Calm and Carry On” philosophy, proving that nostalgia for the idea of keeping a “stiff upper lip” is going strong after more than 80 years. (Unless you’re under 30; then I assume you are being ironic.)

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Your Gadgets May Be Cool, But NOT at a Job Interview

Here’s an interesting new problem I never anticipated – job candidates showing up for their interviews armed with iPads, tablet computers, and laptops. Granted, th ese toys are becoming more prevalent in a host of business settings, such as meetings and presentations, but at a job interview? Apparently it is becoming a prevalent problem, so […]

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