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An Interview is a Sales Pitch, and You're the Product

When it comes to interviews, it's natural to feel overwhelmed, especially if you’re applying for an advanced position. After all, the higher you aim, the more pressure there will be to perform.Don't waste your opportunity sweating out your big chance. As you prepare your answers and put on your game face, remember: an interview is a sales pitch, and you’re…

Starting a business today is very risky. However, the best way to improve your odds of starting a successful business is to find a business that is easy to enter and has a high success rate for the new entrepreneur. Of course, the idea should match your interest, skills, and abilities too. Here are the easiest industries to start a business in…

How to Build a Personal Brand

Everyone has a brand in our digital world. When someone says your name during a meeting, what comes to mind? Is it a symbol, slogan, skillset, tone or some other association? You already have a personal brand identity, but it's yours to control. If you carefully craft and direct your brand, you'll build an incredible foundation for your future and…

How to Create a Personal Mantra

Creating a personal mantra is valuable. This process requires significant soul-searching and introspection, looking deep within yourself to decide what drives you. You can’t just take someone else’s mantra and expect it to work. Using someone else’s mantra is like saying you hiked a mountain when you rode a helicopter to the top. The process of developing the mantra is…

Dressing For The Job You Want

You have probably heard it said a time or two to dress for the job you want, rather than the one you have. The wisdom of yesterday does not always apply to the climate of today, however. Is this advice still good and applicable today, or has comfort taken the place of fashion in today's business world? A Personal Experience…

Does Your Career Path Choose You?

In the course of a lifetime, the average adult goes through seven careers. That doesn't even count the individual positions within those career paths. Throughout those seven careers, the chances are good that a couple of them were not the best fit for you. Every career choice that doesn't work out is another opportunity to stand back, study what went…

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