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2014 Best Places to Work Award Posted on
October 10, 2014 by

Find A Best Place To Work!

At this moment I am sitting at a back table at the Durham Convention Center in the Durham Marriott finding out about some of the best companies in North Carolina and the Triangle. Wherever you are geographically find out what about companies are doing to attract, retain and keep talent. According to some of the […]

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September 02, 2014 by

Breaking News – Why Robin Williams Should and Shouldn’t Matter

In recent days and months I noticed a publishing trend. Maybe I should have noticed before. Only the Breaking News cycle seems to replace the Breaking News cycle. Even if you try not to pay attention to the breaking news someone may come up to you at work, at lunch, at home or on the […]

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tiolb-01 Posted on
August 12, 2014 by

How Smartphones Are Making Us Dumb, Dangerous and Unproductive

Accidents happen and they seem to be happening at greater frequency in and around every road we travel. But the distracted smartphone generation could be endangering themselves and us not only on the road but at work. Another client called to inform me to avoid an accident he sideswiped another driver after being run off the road by a texting driver two minutes after leaving work. The other was cited but my client said: “John, we busted butt to get this job and it could have been worse. It could have been my last day on the new job and the last day on earth.”

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June 05, 2014 by

Take Your Resume From Blah to Wow

When creating a resume it’s important to look at the document as a branding tool, written to a specific audience (the employer) and it must capture the attention of the reader to achieve the goal of getting an interview. In today’s market, content remains the king and content drives strategy, which includes the look, keywords, […]

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May 07, 2014 by

A Networking Rock Star Speaks (and You Can Be One Too)

Remember to bring a business mindset to every networking event. Ms. Haney Woods: I treat networking like I do an interview. I research who will be at a meeting, what they might ask me and I dress as if I am interviewing with them for a job I really want. So in networking Kat suggests that you need to take the initiative. Always make the ask and don’t be scared to ask for what you want.

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April 07, 2014 by

3 Simple LinkedIn To-Dos

With new social media apps and websites multiplying like rabbits, it can be hard to keep up with the good ones, or the ones that are worth your time. Whether you are in career transition or keenly interested in career advancement what might be clear, safe-zone advice when it comes to your brand on LinkedIn? […]

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ibgabr Posted on
March 27, 2014 by

Treat Critics As One Note Wonders

“My dear, young man, don’t take it too hard. Your work is ingenious. It’s quality work. And there are simply too many notes, that’s all. Cut a few and it will be perfect.” Do you remember this line from the movie Amadeus? Mozart had to resist, respond and create despite the myopathy of his highly […]

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February 28, 2014 by

LinkedIn Fundamentals: Part One

The answer is an emphatic yes. What is the yes for you ask? Yes, you need a LinkedIn profile and it needs to be strong. We will cover the basics here because most people in career transition or change which is probably all of us don’t understand or do the basics. The basics mean and […]

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lewh-22 Posted on
February 18, 2014 by

If You Have Doubts About Your Capabilities to Get A New Job

Create a list of everyone you might need to know in your field of expertise who does not know about you but should Get an appointment with your references for a phone check in and pep talk and you encourage them Stop reading your rejection notices that were automated by non-humans Start reading two books […]

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December 11, 2013 by

2014 Employment Outlook – LinkedIn, Hiring, Professional Recruiters

Let’s look back and let’s look forward. In 2007 I was quoted in an article that was inspired by me sending a Linked In invitation to a reporter at the Raleigh News & Observer about a story she was writing about networking groups and LinkedIn. In her reply to me I remember the reporter, not knowing what LinkedIn is was, asked me was it a dating site and, well. “Uh, I don’t think it is a dating site and, you know, I am not sending out dating invitations…but I think LinkedIn is big and going to be bigger.” Embarrassed I scrambled to inform Sue Stock about my business only intentions and ultimately I got to add the finishing touches to her article on LinkedIn and networking – “You are your Google search results.”

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