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These 5 Words and Phrases Make You Look Weak at Work


Confidence is a powerful tool to gain respect and get stuff done. But if the wording doesn’t fill us with confidence, we run the risk of sending the reader elsewhere for the solution they desire.

As you compose emails (and in conversation too), remove these five words and phrases – that make you look weak – from your work-related vocabulary…   

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Here’s What Your Resume “Skills” Section Should Tell an Employer


Personality traits are not job skills and, in my view, do not belong in the “Skills” section of a resume. Want an example of a “skill” that could set your resume apart from the competition?

Software development. That’s a “skill”…   

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Leave a Lasting Impression with Your LinkedIn Headline

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On LinkedIn, we can also share our personal brands with the world. And we can do that in one sentence. Can you guess where?

In the professional headline, the space right below your name…   

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Use This “Social Intelligence” Checklist to Land Your Next Job


A recent article from Bloomberg Business titled “The Best and Worst Fonts to Use on Your Resume” caught a lot of people by surprise.

Yes, font choice is a small detail, but hey… it is often the little stuff that proves to be a big difference. In fact, a successful job search often comes down to how well we simultaneously manage expectations while delivering what the employer never saw coming…   

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The One Networking Question People Love to Answer

Great Question

Much of the networking advice we hear seems so complicated. And yet, for me, all I need to do to start a mutually-beneficial relationship is ask the one question people love to answer:

“Work on any cool projects lately?”   

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The 3 Adjectives That Damage Your Personal Brand

Look at your personal branding documents and online accounts. Do you include the adjectives “successful”, “hard-working” and “enthusiastic”?

Find any of them in your resume or cover letter? Your LinkedIn profile? Probably. That’s because EVERYONE describes themselves the same way. It’s a bad habit we carry over from life as an undergrad in our quest to seem impressive…   

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