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All posts tagged in: business skills

elevator pitch, introduction, sales pitch, what do you do for a living

What Do You Do?: Formulating Your Elevator Pitch

-“So what do you do for a living?” It is a pretty common question, but yet one that stumps many people.  It should be relatively easy to reply to that question; since we spend over 2,080 hours a year working at the job we are being asked about…so why is it hard to summarize an […]

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#12tips of christmas, 12 tips of christmas, career advice

Career Advice and the #12TipsofChristmas

I decided to blog 12 tips or inspirations for each of the 12 days of Christmas this year (2015). I wanted to compile them all into one blog post, so you can see all of them together! These tips and inspirational quotes are for those of you who are starting a business, currently running a business, […]

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tough conversation feedback

4 Things to Remember When Having the Tough Conversations

Part of managing other people and working in a team environment involves having the occasional uncomfortable or tough conversation about someone’s behavior or how they may be contributing (or not contributing) to the team. For many, this is the most difficult part of management. Everyone likes to be in charge, but few like to be […]

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Do You Need a Mentor?

I never thought I really needed a mentor until I ended up with one. In my first job, right out of college, I was taken under the wing of a more senior and experienced recruiter and I worked underneath and alongside her, happily, for about a year.  She taught me a lot about recruiting and […]

time management

Time Management – What you Need to Know

Have you ever looked up at the clock while working and said to yourself “How is it 4:30pm already?  I have so much to do!” If you have, you aren’t alone.  Mindlessly reacting to your day can put you in the mindset of constantly putting out fires and not proactively doing anything towards your real […]

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Phone Interview Tips – Part 2 – During the Phone Interview

This is the second article in a 2-part series about phone interview tips; to read part 1, please visit the link below. As you read in Phone Interviews – Part 1: Preparing for the Phone Interview, phone interviews are used quite frequently as a screening tool in the interview process.  The importance of preparing in advance […]