Pockets! You need pockets when networking

A glass of wine in one hand. A handshake in the other. What's a girl to do when she ALSO needs her phone to connect with people on LinkedIn? Well, she needs to wear a jacket (or pants) with pockets. I know this. I've known it for years ... and yet I still picked the wrong outfit when I...

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3 Ways to Get a Better Response on LinkedIn

Tired of sending LinkedIn messages, and hearing nothing back from people? You should be! Well, guess what: there are 3 small changes you can make to dramatically boost your success rate. After 14 years on LinkedIn, I've learned so many lessons the hard way, it makes my head hurt to think...

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Don't accept that verbal job offer!

Jennifer did, and she wound up making a lot less money AND living without healthcare for 3 months. Although most employers have high integrity and will follow through with everything they promised in the hiring process, I have watched plenty do something else. You - the job seeker or...

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How to network at events without freaking out or being fake

We've all been there: cold sweat, red face and trouble breathing. It's a very good sign you just embarrassed yourself at a networking event. Sheesh! Why is meeting people so scary and hard sometimes? I know why: nobody teaches you how to talk to strangers in school! Well, they should....

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2 Job offers? How to decide (Scorecard trick)

Great news! Jenny has two job offers. Now, she's trying to figure out which one to take. Now is not the time to simply trust her gut ... because her gut says that she would love them both! Our Job Hunt Scorecard is the best way to remove the emotion and look objectively at both ... then...

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Too old for what says who

Yesterday was my birthday.Yup! It’s happening again. Same time every year. This year, I’m turning 48. Yes, Mommy. I just told the world how old I am. No, I’m not 29. I’m not even 39. I’m almost 49. WOW. The way I see it, I have two choices on my birthday: count my wrinkles,...

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How to ace that panel interview (4 tricks)

Hooray! You got an interview. That's the good news. The bad news is that it's a panel interview. Yup - you're going to walk into a room with a GROUP of people staring at you. That's enough to make anyone sweat bullets. Well, I've got some great news for you: there are 4 things you can do...

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Boogers and Bad Breath

"It's best to remember when we go out in the world to stick together, hold hands and look both ways before crossing the street." - Robert Fulghum Have you ever looked in the mirror and realized something was seriously wrong … and none of the people you'd just been talking to had the...

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Interview: Don’t get lost in translation

You’re perfect for that job! So ... why can’t they see it? Chances are good that you’re getting lost in translation. Just because YOU know you can do the job doesn’t mean THEY can! Now here’s the catch: neither recruiters nor hiring managers have the time (or interest) in figuring out how...

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Building bridges: New team? 3 Easy ways to find common ground

Nǐ hǎo! It's Catherine ... with my last video from China. While there, I had the pleasure of speaking to the Shanghai Chapter of PMI-China (http://www.pmichina.org/) about how to build bridges (relationship bridges) on international teams. Guess what: as we spoke to each other that night,...

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