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Reputation Management

3 Ways To Invest In Your Future

Investing in your future doesn't take a lot of money, technical savvy or time, but you do need to know where to start. There are three important things you'll want to do to manage your reputation whether you are a new graduate or a seasoned professional. Your career security isn't about luck, it is about [...]

How To Build a Better Bio

Constructing a bio that’s not over the top but isn’t ho-hum either is a dilemma for many job seekers and solopreneurs. The thing is, you don’t want to sound like a braggart, and yet you don’t want people to under-estimate your qualifications or credibility either. Writing a bio is both and art and a science- hopefully these suggestions [...]

Do You Have A Reputation?

Whether you are about to graduate from college or a veteran to the workforce, you have one- it may be a personal reputation or professional reputation or both. The question is, how do you market your reputation in a way that resonates with future employers?  So what what comes first? What you write about yourself [...]

My Name Is Common- What You Can Do To Fix It

Do you have a common name and struggle with how you can stand out from the others who share your name? It seems that every high school track star's name is Hannah Morgan. There's also an actress and an active environmentalist who I secretly battle with to own page one ranking in search engine results. [...]

6 Things That Will Damage Your Job Search

What you say through social networks is public. I remember hearing someone say once that if you wouldn't feel comfortable seeing something in the headlines of the New York Times, then you probably shouldn't say it on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter or Google+. So why do people still do it? Did you know that employers scour [...]

Show Don’t Just Tell

Sometimes, in fact often, showing a picture is better than trying to explain something. Have you ever been trying to explain something and gotten that blank "I-don't-know-what-you-are-talking-about" stare in return? In Is This Thing On, I talk about Lee Lefevre's approach to explaining. Lee founded Common Craft and you may have seen one of their "In [...]