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Manage-time-effectively-in-career-and-life Posted on
April 13, 2016 by

Career Control & Marketing: Manage Time Effectively

How to Manage Time Effectively by Jeff Davidson and John M. O’Connor Many are motivated to achieve their goals and a large number already possess the requisite skills. However, the one thing everyone seems to say is that they don’t have enough time. Write an article? Prepare a speech? Do all of this while in […]

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Social-Mobile-Recruiting-Power Posted on
April 13, 2016 by

Social + Mobile Recruiting Power

Mobile recruiting must be seen as a global reality, a trend that impacts every company, anywhere in the world. It will impact your career, your company and your search. The world of social recruiting will become a significant hiring source and place for engagement. As we match the two you now should see the newest […]

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LinkedIn Fundamentals: Part One Posted on
January 23, 2015 by

LinkedIn Fundamentals: Part One

You need a LinkedIn profile and it needs to be strong. We will cover the basic LinkedIn fundamentals here because most people in career transition or change, which is probably all of us, do not understand or implement the basics. The basics include a professionally rendered resume and accurate career material. We assume you understand […]

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Best Jobs in the Triangle Posted on
January 12, 2015 by

Take Ownership of Your Career

Everyone’s career comes in different shapes and patters according to their own work life goals. Variables come in to play at different stages. How would you categorize your career today and as you look into the near future? Are you actively looking for a job without a current job? Are you keeping an eye open […]

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Employment Outlook through LinkedIn Posted on
January 05, 2015 by

2015 Employment Outlook – LinkedIn is Shaping the Future of Recruiting

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

Find the Triangle’s Best Places 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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Robin Williams Portrait by Brigitte Lacombe Posted on
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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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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Improve Your Resume from Blah to Wow Posted on
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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Corporate training and speaking opportunities in Raleigh NC Posted on
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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