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Networking – Who You Know is Up to You

I was talking with a friend yesterday about going to grad school, and the idea of networking came up. She mentioned that one of her company’s interns asked what she studied that allowed her to get her current job. She told the intern that, regardless of what degree you have, “it’s all about who you […]

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How to Effectively Ask for Help

Photo: Marc Falardeau I’ve written about how to effectively offer help before, but today’s post deals with the opposite side of the help coin – how to effectively ask for help. Obviously the way to tell if you’ve effectively asked for help is if you ultimately receive help. If you don’t, you probably didn’t. Even if […]

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Everyone is Bluffing

Photo:  Eoin O’Neill Have you ever met someone who just exudes confidence? Conversely, have you ever felt yourself recoil upon realizing (or thinking) that you were under-qualified or out-matched? Surprisingly, you and the confidence-oozer probably had the same anxiety over being viewed as not good enough. The difference lies in how you each dressed up […]

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One Meaty Lesson Job Seekers Can Learn From Shark Tank

This is a post I originally did for Brazen Careerist, a great social network for Gen-Y professionals. The full post is now available below. Confession: I love the show Shark Tank. Love it. I’m way too entertained by all aspects of business and entrepreneurship – and Shark Tank indulges my obsessions brilliantly. While enjoying a lovely Friday night with […]

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2 Obvious Points Job Seekers Still Miss

Photo:  Åsmund Bø There was an interesting piece on CNN Money recently, which gave a few interesting pieces of advice to struggling job seekers. I was struck by how basic the columnist’s advice was – and I don’t mean that as a criticism. People are still not learning or practicing the most basic skills when […]

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Career Advice – Shut up

Photo:  Noukka Signe This is an excerpt from post I did for Brazen Careerist, a great social network for Generation Y professionals. To read the article in its entirety, check out the link to Brazen’s site below. Think about some of the best opening conversations you’ve ever had – the ones where you walk away thinking, “Wow, […]

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Get on Someone’s Good Side by Taking Their Advice

Photo:  Dave O’Connell Have you ever followed someone’s recommendation and then talked to them about it afterward? If they’re anything like me, they get extremely excited. Maybe unreasonably so. Why? Why do we (I) get so excited when someone takes our (my) advice or recommendation?

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How to Sell (Pitch, Convince, Etc.)

Photo:  HikingArtist.com I was watching Foundation with Kevin Rose and Tim Ferriss and wanted to share a cool tip I heard in the interview. Foundation, by the way, is a new series Kevin Rose put together where he interviews famous CEOs and asks them questions about their background, startup history, management philosophy, and future projects. Rose has a really […]

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Why Do People Care if I Forget Their Names?

I’m dreadful when it comes to remembering names (though certainly not alone). Just awful – the speed with which someone’s name leaves my memory upon hearing it is shocking. Because I’m so bad about remembering names, I have eternal patience for someone that forgets my name. I just want to hug them and tell them […]

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Why You Need to Start a Blog in 2012

Photo:  Breahn Foster This blog went live in October 2010. I launched it as a way to increase exposure for ApplyMate, but also to wade deeper into the employment/career/tech/Gen Y space where my usership is heavily concentrated. Along the way I’ve learned a lot, not only about the niche in which I was operating, but […]

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