Author Archives: Brazen Careerist

3 Reasons a Branded Personal Website Will Get You Hired


Ask the self-employed and solopreneurs for advice on how to get your next gig and you’ll hear the same thing, over and over:

“You need a website to land clients”

Now ask yourself: If I am in a job search, doesn’t this same logic apply to me? Or is a killer resume and LinkedIn profile all you need?   

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5 Ways to Regain Control of Your Career (And Get That Dream Job)

You Must Create Your Job

Here’s what the most successful young careerists have learned since the economy changed way back in 2008:

The perfect job isn’t going to find you… and toss itself upon a silver platter in front of you. To achieve your ideal career, you must engage in techniques that will catapult you toward success…   

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New to Networking? THIS is How It’s Done!

Networking Done Right

\By now, you know that networking is the only real way into your dream job.

But are you doing it right?

Last week I experienced the ultimate networking experience… let’s say hello to “Ginny”…   

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The Gig Economy: Stop Looking for a Job; Start Selling Your Skills

Got Skills

Today’s job market is dramatically different than it was just a short time ago. We’re now living in a “gig economy” where one- to five-year stints are the norm and people need to plan their careers around a market that’s becoming more and more unpredictable.

From an employer’s perspective, the gig economy is all about relevancy. How relevant are the skills you have to solving the problems my business faces?   

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3 Things You MUST Do to Find a Job Much Faster

Find Jobs Faster

About an hour after I got married, I lost my job.

I’m exaggerating slightly, but I’m sure that’s what my in-laws probably thought. After our wedding, I moved their Georgian daughter up to Boston for my job—and then promptly lost it. Those were not fun months.

A lot of young professionals are in a similar place right now. Whether you lost your job or graduated from college into an economy that still doesn’t seem welcoming, here are three things you need to do right now to find a job much faster…   

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6 Things Your Cover Letter Should Never Say

Cover Letter Errors

Cover letters are a must-have in the application process. They give you an opportunity to showcase your skills beyond the traditional resume. And each part of your cover letter reveals something important to potential employers.

Unfortunately for some job seekers, not all of the revelations are positive. Take a look at some examples of real-life cover letter sentences that don’t quite make the cut in our competitive hiring landscape:   

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