Beyond Your Profile Page: Why Execs Must Remain Active On LinkedIn

For close to two decades now, you’ve surely been hearing how important it is to have and maintain a LinkedIn profile.  There are a multitude of reasons to keep your LinkedIn profile, not only in existence, but as a functional online force.  Its value spans way […]

Gaining Recognition as a Thought-Leader Through Personal Branding (Update: 2019)

In a world where meeting requirements is simply average and you either shape in or ship out, the current desire to be exceptional and to lead the pack couldn’t be greater. This sentiment is often at the basis of the ever popular concept “personal branding” […]

Informational Interviews: Understanding the Basics

What is an informational interview?

Also referred to as an “informational conversation”, an informational interview is a type of meeting where job seekers attempt to obtain guidance on their career of choice, industry, as well as the corporate culture of a potential future place of employment. Meanwhile, employers […]

Tips for Business Leaders Seeking Work After a Lay-Off

A lay-off is not an experience that any employee would choose to imagine or relive. In fact, anyone who has ever been laid off from a job can attest to the feeling of helplessness and even frustration that ensues. However, in this article, we will […]

Improving Your Small-Talk Skills in Professional Situations

In business, we will often find ourselves in circumstances where we must conjure up pleasant, void-filling conversation with individuals we hardly know.  These are folks we would not normally find ourselves connecting with in everyday life, and we can struggle to interact because we don’t […]

4 Ways to Enhance Your Business Negotiation Skills

The art of negotiation has existed since the beginning of civilized history; perhaps even before. In fact, the system of trading goods and services, or bartering, actually dates back to the Mesopatamian tribes of 6000 BC. To compare with modern times, imagine going to a […]

Helpful Tips For Composing a Difficult Email

While no one ever wants to be the bearer of bad news, there are times when we must compose a difficult or even “harsh” email. Whether it be sharing honest feedback, a differing opinion, or informing a colleague of a mistake; these instances which may […]

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