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Apr 14 2014

Stressed-Out Job Seekers

HOUSE:  I love the cranky bastard. During last year’s season finale of the TV show House, though, I learned something … and that is the absolute power our right brain has over our lives. The parallel is drawn between House’s patient, whose right brain doesn’t communicate with his left brain, and his own dissociative hallucinations. The patient’s left hand (right
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Mar 10 2014

Someone once told me that a corporation was a nasty thing to fall in love with….because it will NEVER love you back. The rules of loyalty in the work force are changing. No one can deny that. However, knowing this doesn’t change the pain of getting laid off or let go. It hurts. It can wound. Each of us reacts
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Sep 13 2013

Read my recent interview on SeniorMilitaryTransition.com: Throughout your military career, you stood alongside your fellow soldiers or shipmates, in a sea of uniforms of the same color and design. While you may have been singled out along the way to receive special awards or medals, your daily goal was not necessarily to stand out from the crowd. As you transition into
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Aug 16 2013

How to Write an Ignite Talk

I recently presented an ignite talk at the Portland Digital Marketing Conference, and putting it together provided valuable lessons to me as a presenter and as a business owner. An Ignite talk is a unique format of presentation. You have a strict five-minute limit, and if you go over, you are booted off the stage. You have 20 slides, and
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May 17 2013

Guest post by Mona Abdel-Halim: While holiday activities may be keeping you plenty busy this season, it is important that you stay dedicated to your job search. Businesses aren’t taking the whole season off, and neither should you. Lucky for you, there is good news for those individuals looking to job search this season. Not only will you have less competition
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Jan 04 2013

For long-term readers of Career Enlightenment, you may feel uncomfortable at the very personal nature of this post. I am going to reveal to you one of my biggest weaknesses — and biggest frustrations. But in the end, in typical Career Enlightenment fashion, I hope to make a point relevant to your job search. I coach and present to many
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Dec 12 2012

By Simon North is Founder of Position Ignition, which created the Career Ignition Club – a leading career support and career development resource for career conscious professionals. Many people tend to coast through their careers, from the time they leave school or university and get their first job to the time they retire. Although they go to work day in
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Nov 16 2012

City & Guilds released the Career Happiness Index 2012, which offers broad insights into what people in the UK consider to be most important factors contributing to their happiness at work. The study reveals the jobs that make people the happiest and why, painting a picture of a British workforce who want flexibility, reasonable control over their daily duties and
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Oct 05 2012

 Looking for employment in a down economy can be discouraging. But if you’re unemployed or trying to get a better job than your current one, you need to make sure that you employ a blend of tactics. Getting paper applications, networking and sending out resumes to influential people in your industry is still important, but if you’re not harnessing the
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Aug 30 2012

Guest post by Karen Flowers. People who become CEOs at a very young age gain the respect of many. These people have been fortunate enough to take the lead in their field and make their way to the top. Their stories are true stories of success and inspiration. Indeed, there are a lot of things you can learn from them.
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