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Technology know how facilitates telecommuting and flexible work arrangements. Here’s some guidance.

The Job Search: It’s Game ON

The Job Search: It’s Game ON So you’re looking for a job. You’ve updated your resume, researched the market, invested in a great interview ensemble and begun your process. Perhaps you’ve shared your resume with a job board or are … Continue reading

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You Can Never Make a Second First Impression!

We are constantly making first impressions in our personal and professional lives. We make them when meeting new friends, at school events, social events, for business and most importantly when interviewing for a job! Unfortunately, we have no control over … Continue reading

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Insider Tips for Getting Past the Recruiter

I’m a recruiter. I’m the roadblock standing between you and your possible dream job. You’ve seen the job posted online or perhaps you heard about it from a friend and it sounds perfect!  Now, how do you get from that … Continue reading

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Graduation, CHECK!

Congratulations! You earned your degree and are ready to enter the workforce. If you are gainfully employed or have accepted your first job opportunity, you are among the fortunate! Many recent college graduates are on the hunt for that first job and if … Continue reading

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Communicate With Credibility by Mastering These Words

I have been leading a lot of discussions and training courses lately where the focus has been on making a solid first impression. Making a good impression through your how you act and speak enhances your credibility with colleagues, friends … Continue reading

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Three Goals for Better Interpersonal Communication

It is almost the end of February, pretty late into the year to be setting New Year’s resolutions. Goals, however, can be set at any time, and I have set 3 goals to improve my communication efforts in 2014. Don’t … Continue reading

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Eliminate Trick Words in Your Writing

Halloween is tomorrow! Sugar fiends rejoice! In the spirit of the holiday, I present you with this communication treat: Eliminate trick words in your writing that undermine your message. A few examples of trick words are: It. “It” is a pronoun, … Continue reading

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Summer Reading for a Grammar Geek

As a lover of the English language, I have assembled a small library over the years of books about writing (yes, pretty geeky of me, I know). One of my favorite books is Anguished English: An Anthology of Accidental Assaults … Continue reading

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Limit Grammar Funny Business to Saturday Nights

One of my favorite Saturday Night Live skits is Weekend Update where Seth Meyers interviews (or tries to, anyway) the Girl You Wish You Hadn’t Started a Conversation With at a Party. In these skits, Seth interviews an opinionated young woman who … Continue reading

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What Your Words Say: Five Communication Rules

I obsess over words and spend ridiculous amounts of time selecting the right words or phrase for what I am trying to say or write. As someone who often writes communications for others, I agonize over what the words I … Continue reading

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