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- The Daily Muse | Work + Money | Tue, Aug 7, 2012 2:43 PM EDT | Comments
Mentor #1: You in One YearThink about your short-term career goals: Where do you want to be at this time next year? Look for a person who's currently there, and seek her out to be your "where I want to be in a year" mentor. Ideally, this person is someone who...Read More »
- Personal Branding Blog | Work + Money | Tue, Aug 7, 2012 12:18 PM EDT | Comments
In this month's Harvard Business Review, global search executive Claudio Fernandez Araoz listed nine winning qualities when it comes to evaluating a candidate's leadership potential.
- Organizational awareness
- Relationship management
What's even more interesting is that top-level recruiters are also looking for people who have switched it up a good bit. That is, ideal candidates have moved around, taken risks and yes, even failed. Moving around includes changing jobs, changing careers, going from corporate to consulting, small business to big companies (and the reverse), moving from one country to another and taking up new hobbies, causes and interests.
Why would such a peripatetic course be so compelling? The answer might come from successful start-ups. About 70% of superior small companies wind up succeeding in businesses that were not in their ori...Read More »
- Self Magazine | Work + Money | Tue, Aug 7, 2012 11:57 AM EDT | Comments, SELF magazine
Twitter can get you noticed--or totally mess you up if you use it wrong. We deconstruct some winning messages (and a few epic fails). Now the power is in your hands....Read More »
@LawyerLisa0!0 Went for a 5-mile run today--a record!
#Win Make one in four Tweets about you, not about work.
"Showing your personality creates a connection, which can help turn a follower into a new boss or business associate," says Deb Dib, coauthor of The Twitter Job Search Guide. What's too personal? Sex (duh!), spats, politics and religion (unless you really want the last two as part of your personal brand). And if you've just created an account, post 10 Tweets before following anyone. You'll gain tweeps of your own faster.
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@PartyPrincess!!! Way too much tequila last night. Hangover city!
#Fail If it isn't something you'd want your manager (or Mom) to know, don't go there.
- Astrology.com Financescopes | Work + Money | Tue, Aug 7, 2012 11:48 AM EDT | Comments
Aries (March 21 - April 19)
You're the first one to jump on an opportunity today -- and the first one to win or lose big. Exactly how it affects your bottom line can't be predicted but you'll live to tell the tale.
Today's Aries Reading: Free Sample Daily Grind Reading
Taurus (April 20 - May 20)
Change is the only constant in life, but sometimes it doesn't happen at the pace you want. Things are moving along, Taurus, even if you can't see the telltale signs just yet. Your financial blessings are in the pipeline.
Today's Taurus Reading: Free Sample Career Strengths Reading
Gemini (May 21 - June 21)
Everyone's standing around talking but no one is taking any action! If you're the only one taking notes, then you're in the best position to take
- Diva Toolbox | Work + Money | Mon, Aug 6, 2012 10:21 PM EDT | CommentsSummertime is one of those times of the year that we can really go overboard with over spending. There's something about all that nice weather that makes us reach into our pockets and spend.
We have vacations, graduations, weddings, just to name a few of the reasons. But you don't have to go broke this summer trying to manage all these events and your well deserved down time. Follow these tips to better manage your cash this summer so you won't be broke by fall.
1. Plan Ahead
This tip might not help you this year as much as it will help you next year, but I have to share it. For those of you who read my newsletter regularly, you know I value planning. Events like birthdays, weddings and the like should be well thought out and planned for so you know you have the cash on hand.
Review what you spent last year and figure out if you have any special events coming up in the year ahead. Maybe Mom and Dad are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary. If so, you know that you...Read More »
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