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Personal Branding: Marketing Yourself in the Workplace

By Barbara Ellis

When starting a job search, personal branding should be at the top or your priority list. A strong personal brand helps you to stand out in a crowded job market and distinguishes you from the competition where other traditional indicators might not.

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3 Business Phrases That Will Kill Your Communication

One of the ever-present evils that stalk writers like me are cliches. I'm certainly not the only person haunted by those ghosts, though. Modern pop culture and digital communication technology make it all too easy for this plague to spread.

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From CEO to Assistant: Leadership Begins with You

By Tatiana Sehring

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Travel Planning: 5 Tips for Keeping Your Executive Healthy on the Road

Between germ-laden airplanes, dining out, jetlag, countless handshakes, and long hours, the chances of your executive catching a bug while traveling is pretty high. The flu, a nasty cold, or, worst yet, a serious illness could put a serious damper on your executive’s travel plans and their productivity.

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5 Ways To Make Every Work Day A Friday

Ugh, not another Monday! Or Tuesday, or Wednesday, or Thursday. Are you wasting valuable energy and enthusiasm dreading every day that’s not Friday?

Okay, maybe you like Thursday because it’s the day before Friday. Perhaps you tolerate Wednesday because it’s the halfway point of the work week.

Come on, is Friday really the best day of the week? That all depends on your outlook. I'm here to tell you every workday could be the best day of the week.

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Learning To 'Lean In'

Maybe the key to having it all is redefining what "all" means. That's one of lessons I've learned after spending some time on the brilliant website for Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg's new non-profit organization, LeanIn.org. Any professional caught between the demands of work and home ought to pay it a visit.

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Thriving After the 'Big Boom'

"Dream, and dream big, because it's free and no one can take it away from you." - J.R. Martinez

As the United States and its coalition partners mark the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, this seems like a good time to draw some inspiration from one of the heroes who emerged from that conflict.

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Broadcasting Yourself In The New Job Market

Everybody gets to be a mogul of their own media empire these days. It's pretty much a requirement to find a job in the post-recession economy. To a certain degree, we all need to use the digital tools and techniques available to broadcast ourselves to our target audience in the job market.

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Building A Firm Foundation For Your Digital Job Search

The creative, digital resume has definitely reached the tipping point. If you're looking for a new or better job and you're still strictly sticking to the old-school format, you're missing out on some great opportunities to sell yourself using social media, creative design and multimedia tools like video. At the same time, though, you don't want to get so far out in left field that you leave the job search stadium. Learn the where the foul lines are first and you'll be in good shape.

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EFAM: Don't Leave Your Career In The Cold

In my last post, I summarized a recent report on big technology trends that will impact office professionals over the next several years. The post ends with a call to action: invest in professional development or risk irrelevance in your career. This post is a short follow-up on how to make that investment.

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