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9 Steps to a Successful Personal Branding Strategy [Infographic]

9 Steps to a Positive Personal Brand

True: the term “personal branding” may have crossed over into cliche status. However, there is no doubt that in today’s job market how you market yourself plays a critical role in your career.

That’s why we love this simple infographic from… here you see exactly how, in just 9 steps, to create a successful personal branding strategy…   

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10 Resume Mistakes Job Seekers Must Avoid [Infographic]

10 Resume CV Mistakes

Everyone thinks their resume is top-notch… everyone’s confidence level is high when they hit the ‘Send’ button.

And yet recruiters and employers will tell you that 80 to 90% of the resumes they receive are not written well… and end up in the digital trash can…   

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How to Keep Calm and Beat Down Job Interview Jitters

Beat Job Interview Jitters

No doubt: job interviews can be stressful. We think we must be perfect; that even one mistake can cost us the job we so badly want, or need. How do identify what sets us down the path of anxiety? How do we maintain the right balance of calm, confidence and passion to thoroughly impress the employer? This infographic from Essay Tigers shows us the primary causes for our nervousness before and during a job interview. More important, they show us exactly how, with preparation and practice, to set the negativity and anxiety aside and deliver a positive performance!       

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10 Tips for Starting Your New Gig Off On the Right Foot [Infographic]

Starting Off on the Right Foor

You worked harder than you could have ever imagined to get that new internship or job. Now that you’re ready for your first day, the only thing left to do: impress!

That is why we really like this infographic from Socialcast. Here you’ll find ten tops for starting your new gig off on the right foot, as ten mistakes to avoid as you work hard to earn the trust of your new colleagues…   

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The 10 Excuses of Highly Unproductive People [Infographic]


We all want to be thought of as the consummate professional. And in general, we all work hard to develop the right habits that help build a positive reputation in the workplace.

And yet, there are those little nagging things that somehow get in the way; excuses that stop us from being unproductive – and unhappy. Here, in this infographic from, are 10 such excuses common among professionals of any age or experience level.   

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