Archive | November, 2012

5-Year Commitments

People commonly overestimate how far they can get in a year, but grossly underestimate how far they can get in 5 years. If you actually want results, make a 5-year commitment to a particular path, like building an online business, developing your social skills, becoming a world traveler, etc. A lesser commitment is largely pointless. […]

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Six Signs that You Might Be Too Nice for Your Own Good

“Nice” is probably the most ubiquitous compliment out there; it’s used for everything from a pleasant lunch to a LeBron James 3-point layup. So what could possibly be wrong with being called “nice” by people who know you? It turns out that for some people, being nice is making them sick and miserable, even though […]

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Crafting a Winning Resume

It may be no secret that having a professional-quality resume is a must to compete in today’s job market, but the means to creating one may be somewhat less clear and perhaps a bit daunting to do-it-yourselfers. Developing a powerful resume that will fully optimize a job search takes preliminary strategizing and a systematic follow-through […]

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Confident is as Confident Does

Being rejected is not fun. If you’re in an extended job search, every call you don’t get feels like a fresh rejection, and that can wear down your confidence fast.  That’s a problem, because your confidence and energy level are two of the first things your network – and recruiters – notice about you. Here […]

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#JAD2012 Career Experts and Bloggers to Showcase Importance of Personal Career Branding in Job-Hunting at Fifth Annual Job Action Day, 11-5-12

Leading career site Quintessential Careers brings together career experts to help job-seekers focus on building their career brands in fifth annual Job Action Day worldwide on Nov. 5. “I’ve had people ask me if defining a professional brand is the best use of their time in this tough economy: ‘Shouldn’t I be spending my time […]

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