Category Archives: Career Advice

Build Your Personal Network the Entrepreneur Way

Value Based Networking

Let’s face it: there’s a lot of networking advice out there. From my perspective, not enough of that advice is built around action, trust and building real human relationships – and too much of it is about increasing numbers of friends and followers. As an entrepreneur, numbers are of little value. Relationships matter, as do mentors, partners and champions. So I strive to build strong, trusting relationships on which we can do business together to our mutual benefit. Here’s how you can, too: Build Value for Others Understanding how to build value for other people first by connecting people to   

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Pop Culture Career Philosophy: “Go That Way… Really Fast”

Dave Ellis

I have but one philosophy in life: “One can quote an appropriate movie line to fit pretty much any situation.”

From blockbusters to low-budget “B-movies” nobody should spend too much time on, I find pearls of wisdom that perfectly fit real-life – and share them freely. I call it “pop-culture philosophy”…   

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5 Practical Tips for Transitioning from Classroom to Career

Classroom to Cubicle

After earning her degree, one of my daughters is facing that challenging post-college period when the summer partying is over, her friends are scattered up and down the country and the cold reality of ‘what’s next?’ takes center stage.

Sound familiar? If the answer to that question is yes, what practical actions can you take? What mindset would serve you best as you begin the job search in earnest?   

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7 Things Employers Really Want to See on Your Resume

The Power of Words

Yet another resume submitted by another early careerist – and another rejection followed by another disappointment.

And despite what you might think – that this was all cause because of typos or resume formatting issues, a lack of internships or a poor GPA – that rejection was caused by something far more important…   

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In Life and LinkedIn: The Power of Thank You

Thank you button

Throughout your early years, your mom always stressed the importance of saying thank you.

And now that you are starting your early career, her advice has never been more important: in life and on LinkedIn…   

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4 Ways an Entrepreneurial Mindset Ignites Your Job Search

Entrepreneur

Most of us seem to think that the traits of successful entrepreneurs only apply to CEOs and business owners. Consistently thinking like an entrepreneur, however, can take you a long way toward accomplishing many goals, especially when vying for a new job.

Here are four ways you can call on your inner entrepreneur during a job search…   

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