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How to Create a Wildly-Effective Career Portfolio

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It wasn’t too long ago that only a few career fields – graphic design and fashion, for example – required a portfolio.

In the Social Age, however, when online resumes, LinkedIn profiles and visual content (think Pinterest and Instagram) are the norm… career portfolios aren’t just making a comeback… they becoming a prerequisite to landing your dream job…   

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7 Things We Don’t Learn Before Graduation (But Should)

Before Graduation

Winter term is well under way. Soon, the commencement speeches will begin and caps will be flying through the air. Seniors: that hard-earned degree will finally be yours!

And it won’t be the answer all of life’s mysteries. It won’t solve all your problems. By itself, it won’t even mean a good career, or a good life. Here’s why…   

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10 Ways to Take Back Control of Your Career

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With the new year rush behind us, this is the perfect time to create new goals, envision a plan of attack, and succeed in new ways. And since we spend most of our time at work, it makes sense to focus on taking control of your career… and being the best you can be this year!

Here are ten things you can do to help you take control of your career:   

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12 Questions You Must Ask a Future Mentor

Your Future Mentor

You have met someone who just may become a great mentor for you. You’ve invited them to coffee, and they have accepted! So now what?? What do you ask them to not only decide if they are the right fit as a potential mentor, but to determine if they can really help move your mission forward? To help make that coffee meeting – and that potential mentor relationship – a great success, here are 12 questions you must ask a future mentor:   1. “What Do You Wish You Knew at My Stage?” I always try to balance my mentor   

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The 3 Most Important Building Blocks of Your Personal Brand

Building a wall from blocks

In the Social Age, your personal brand – both online and off – is your reputation. You either have a favorable one or not, based on the promises you keep. When you keep your commitments and over-deliver on your promises, you build trust. You set yourself apart from the competition and create a lasting impression. It used to be that you could walk into a room – a job interview, a networking meeting, and much more – and leave your mark. Today, your brand precedes you; your customers see you well before you see them. Think of recruiters and hiring managers as   

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Network Your Way to Great Career in the New Year

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Are you part of the 15 percent of workers who are underemployed? Or the 53 percent of workers who aren’t satisfied with their current employment?

Two weeks into the new, perhaps this is the time to dust off your networking shoes and get out on the dance floor!   

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