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Tenacity

Tenacity

Tenacity, the ability to keep going when all signs point to quitting. We can find hundreds of stories of people who didn’t give up. Thomas Edison failed 1000 times before he invented the light bulb. A striking story of tenacity and perseverance, what if he had stopped at attempt 999? Would we know who Thomas Edison was today?

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Eat Your Toad First

Eat Your Toad First

Early in my career I worked with an engineer who had a picture of toad on his desk. This was a huge, fat, green, slimy, wart infested toad. It had to be one of the ugliest creatures on earth. The caption read, “Eat a live toad first thing in the morning, the rest of the day has to be better.”

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Why Outplacement is Critical NOW!

Why Outplacement is Critical NOW!

Career transition support provides an important safety net and access to critical resources for those facing unexpected job loss.  Professional job search support is always important but with what’s happened to our current economic and business climate, it’s...

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Ace Your Next Lunch Interview

Ace Your Next Lunch Interview

It’s not unusual for interviews to be conducted over a meal. Sometimes it is a mere circumstance and easier for the interviewer to meet you at a restaurant. Other times it is that a decision maker wants to impress a candidate at the end of the interviewing process....

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What’s Your Headline?

What’s Your Headline?

Take a close look at your resume and ask yourself if someone can tell who you are within a few seconds of seeing your resume. If so, you’ve done a great job with positioning yourself. If not, think seriously about creating a powerful headline.

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Realistic Expectations

Realistic Expectations

During your job search you will be forced out of your comfort zone and will research various details and make many decisions. The job search process can be filled with many ups and downs especially if your expectations are unrealistic.

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Choose Your Lens

Choose Your Lens

When one is faced with a challenging situation the outcome is greatly influenced by the lens through which that obstacle is viewed. Especially when one’s world is turned upside down by job loss, the lens which one views the loss can determine the outcome.

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Think Like a Salesperson

Think Like a Salesperson

When you think about it, closing a sales deal and landing a job offer really aren’t that different from one another. In both cases, you have to identify the right contacts, thoughtfully reach out to them and convince them that you, above all others, are the right person to help them solve their problems.

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Anatomy of an Interview

Anatomy of an Interview

hen you are being interviewed for a position, you are viewed as an expense. The hiring manager has multiple choices who to hire and is trying to determine which candidate will provide them with the quickest return on their investment. You cannot enter an interview expecting it to be a simple question and answer exercise.

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