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How to Build and Drive Your Personal Brand

Define who you are and how you want to be perceived. Be authentic and true to you—don’t borrow someone else’s brand. If the automobile has a four-cylinder engine, it’s not a muscle car.

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Thank-you Notes: How to Show Gratitude and Stand Out in a Crowd

Potential employers are getting texts every day. And they’re reluctantly hiring many of the senders anyway! But you’re going to be different, aren’t you? You’re going to do something unexpected that will give you an edge in landing the perfect job. Most potential employers appreciate a thank-you note, and it can make you stand out from the illiterate texting crowd.

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Death, Taxes and Change

You can’t change your boss or the company, but you can learn from your mistakes with an honest, insightful self-assessment. Changing yourself is no different from changing anything else: people like what they know more than they know what they like.

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From Land to Sea: Oil & Gas Jobs Could Move Offshore

Despite gloomy oil & gas news, one important sector is fueling major job growth: offshore deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico...

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Yes, You CAN Recover from Misdeeds at the Office Party!

Kazim Ladimeji with Recruiter.com outlines a four-step recovery plan that doesn’t involve hari kari, but just some common sense actions you can take both to repair the damage now and to move ahead smarter in the future.

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Almost As Bad As Getting Laid Off: Surviving

Getting laid off is the worst followed by being the sole survivor and being left with way too much work to do and deadlines to meet. As we continue to hear the mantra of “do more with less”, turnover is going to reach an all-time high.

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Marilyn speaks re: Job hunting over 50

Brookwoods Group recruiter Marilyn Emanuel on Fox News...

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Unpredictable Interview Questions

Interesting examples of behavioral interview questions, along with the comments on how to handle them...

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All About Creative Cover Letters

Here is everything you need to know about cover letters, and some thoughts on whether you should use one at all...

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Oh Behave! How to Get Through a Behavioral Interview

Welcome to the behavioral interview, where open-ended questions are as much about a candidate's thought process, mannerisms and dialogue as they are about the answers...

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