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10 Signs that You Should Find a New Job in 2014

Do you look forward to going to work? Do you enjoy the environment? Respect your co-workers? Does your work fulfil you? If the answer to any of these questions is no, it’s probably time to make a change. But if you’re like most of us, you stay where you are longer than you should. I […]

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Personal Branding is Out. Reputation Building is In.

Personal branding has become a hot topic over the last few years. Seems everyone has one, or wants one, or feels as though they should have one, even if they’re not sure what it is. I’ll be honest, I’ve long been a naysayer when it comes to personal branding. But today I came across this […]

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The Ricky Gervais Guide to a Successful Career

After Ricky Gervais insulted most of the Hollywood elite at the 2011 Golden Globes, a friend of mine declared: “His career is over. He’ll never work in America again.” I understood where he was coming from. After all, Gervais had called Bruce Willis “Ashton Kutcher’s dad,” claimed that the President of the Hollywood Foreign Press […]

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On Steve Jobs, Santa Claus and Making Magic

It’s taken me a few days to sort out my thoughts about Steve Jobs. His death affected me far more than I would have expected and I’ve been trying to work out why. Yes I love my iMac and my Macbook Pro. And my iPad. And my iPod. But even though I love my Apple […]

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Penelope Trunk, a Broken Vase and Honesty Online

Penelope Trunk is one of my favorite bloggers. Not just one of my favorite careers bloggers, but one of my favorite everything bloggers, up there with the very best writers. If you’ve never read her blog, it can be a shock at first. It’s a shock because Penelope is honest. Brutally honest, all the time. […]

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Are You Hoarding or Sharing?

A client asked me “should I put the PDF of my resume on my personal website and keep the Word document to myself? I don’t want someone downloading it and stealing the content.” A fellow resume writer told me “I never put my best samples online because someone might steal my designs.” And a web […]

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The Downfall of a Blogger and What It Means for You

Last week the Washington Post fired one of its rising stars. Dave Weigel is a political reporter who made his name writing about the conservative movement in America and he was recently hired by the Washington Post to expand their online coverage. Dave was also a member of a private listserv group named JournOlist, where […]

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