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.

Connecting with the Mission

We all need to feel that our work matters. We want to work for companies that make the world a better place in some way. The founders of the company (and hopefully, its top leadership) created and run the company with a vision and mission in mind.

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Draw the Reader Into Your Cover Letter

The biggest trick to composing a dynamic cover letter is to begin it in a way that will draw the reader in and make him or her want to read more — and ultimately read your resume and invite you for an interview. And you may have 20 seconds or less to grab that person’s […]

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Have You Updated your LinkedIn Page Lately?

Of course you’re on LinkedIn. Every serious job seeking professional is. LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional network on the Internet, with more than 120 million members in over 200 countries and territories. According to the site’s founder, professionals are signing up to join LinkedIn at a rate that is faster than two new members per second. But if you’re like many users, you set up a profile a while ago and haven’t gone back in to update it. The site is adding new features all the time, and if you’ve not been paying attention, you’re missing out on some great opportunities.

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Following up with your network during the holidays

In a normal work week, life is pretty busy. Not only are there meetings, clients, vendors, co-workers, and bosses to deal with… We’re also busy with family, grocery shopping, civic involvement, sleep, favorite TV shows, cleaning the house, and hopefully some exercise. Add to that, the holidays! Aaaaahhhhhh! When you’re out of work, time seems […]

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The Theory of Social Proof

The Theory of Social Proof states that people assume the actions of others reflect correct behavior for a given situation. When in doubt, look around you and do what the people at the next table are doing. Most of us do it, and it works most of the time. You probably won’t make a monkey of yourself in any given situation. But you’re not locked into it. What would happen if you became the social leader?

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SBI 2-for-1 Now Through Dec 25

Site Build-It’s special buy one get one free holiday promotion is back again for a short time, starting today. This the best deal they offer, and they only do it once each year around Xmas time. This offer is good until midnight on December 25th, 2011.So if you’re thinking about starting an online business, now’s the […]

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Be Sure You’re Qualified for Job Opening

In the syndicated column she once wrote with Dale Dauten, Kate Wendleton talked about how to cut down on frustration when responding to want ads: “If you don’t fit 80 percent to 90 percent of the requirements listed, don’t bother to apply. Instead, turn your attention to jobs you really fit and are fit for.” […]

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Work Like a Green Bay Packer

Monday Night Football’s game was a Green Bay Packers blowout over the Minnesota Vikings (45 – 7.) Like most of Packer Nation, I enjoyed watching the team do their jobs so expertly. It got me thinking: What if you were as good at your job as Aaron Rodgers and his teammates? You might be the defending Super Bowl champion of your profession. Here are some lessons you can take from the Green Bay Packers.

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How to Make Money From Your Art

Is it possible to enjoy a financially abunant living as an artist (the word artist being used in the most general sense)? Or is this simply an unrealistic dream? Of course it’s possible. Many people have done it before. But is it realistic for you? Well… that depends. The honest answer is: probably not. What […]

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