Personal Branding and Hard Work: Complementary Efforts to Success

Personal Branding and Hard Work: Complementary Efforts to Success

There was a short article on AOL Jobs that quoted writer and director Spike Lee on his take on personal branding. “‘Too many people are focused on building their brand and not their work,’ [Lee] said, when asked how he’d developed his own iconic brand. ‘Brand is the flash. Work is the substance.’” Lee makes […]

Fighting the Forces of Evil On the Job

Fighting the Forces of Evil on the Job

I was revisiting some of my previous activity on Quora and was reminded of a scenario that (sadly) many folks find themselves in at work: “If your boss is a jerk and wants you to follow him to bad mouth and blame others, should you follow suit?” It’s so frustrating when a situation like this […]

Extra Effort Brings Extra Flavor to Your Resume

Extra Effort Brings Extra Flavor to Your Resume

I love soups made from scratch. The aromas, the explosion of fresh flavors from all the ingredients… yum! You just can’t get the same culinary experience from a can of condensed soup or a package of dried bits and powder that has to be reconstituted. However, for all that goodness in a mug, you have […]

No Fooling — Objective Statements Are a Waste

No Fooling - Objective Statements are a Waste

It amazes me when I read articles, blog posts, and even some post-secondary institutions’ career services pages that still talk about using objective statements on résumés. “But this is 2014!” I think. “Why would any job seeker use such an antiquated convention?” It can be hard to break away from something that had been a […]

The Benefits of Being in the Now

The Benefits of Being in the Now

Last week, I attended the annual summit held by Career Directors International, a professional organization of which I am a member. My kids were not so sure about me being gone for several days, my five-year-old son in particular. The day before I left was hard for him. He had issues at school and it […]

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