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INDEPENDENCE is Dependence

INDEPENDENCE is Dependence

In America, we were founded to promote a level of freedom and liberty unlike anywhere else on earth. It seems that the more freedom people gain, the less we understand and appreciate true freedom and its long-term impact. We need each other, we need to exercise a...

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Why is this Position Open?

Why is this Position Open?

You might wonder whether it's appropriate to ask why a position is open during an interview. Not only is it appropriate—it's critical to ensuring the position is a good fit. Remember: the interview is a two-sided conversation If you're hesitant to ask why a position...

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What’s the Next Big Question?

What’s the Next Big Question?

Could this pandemic be a once in a lifetime change or should we be asking, “what’s next?”.  The good news is that we will get through this. We may not know where the other side is, but we do know there will be another side. As we look forward, we realize that nothing...

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Resume Fraud

Resume Fraud

During the past few years, the United States has seen a number of high-profile individuals and working professionals committing what should be considered a crime – Resume Fraud.

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Triggers Can Help You Land A Job

Triggers Can Help You Land A Job

Knowing how to research triggers and utilize them in your job search will help you land a job faster than anything else you could do. A trigger is an occurrence that initiates someone to take an action. If you are in a job search a trigger is something that might...

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2 Characteristics of Successful People

2 Characteristics of Successful People

Recently I have met and visited several very successful people. In our conversations I have noticed they all share two characteristics – a clearly defined goal and the expectation of success. Successful people know what success looks like. They can see it, hear it, feel it, smell it even taste it. They know what success is in all five senses.

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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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