Posts by Brenda Goburn Smith

4 Things You Must Do on LinkedIn

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If you are searching for an opportunity or want to move your career to the next level, you must be on LinkedIn. It has 154 million users in the US; a comprehensive network for professionals, hiring managers, and businesses looking for talent and services. Your profile is one of your best personal marketing vehicles. To…

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Can You Afford Not to Have a Coach?

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It seems everyone has a coach. We hear about coaches for lifestyle planning, careers, sports performance, etc. Even Tiger Woods has a coach! So, what is their purpose and value and could you benefit from their expertise? Coaches are often mentioned when discussing careers strategies, and we read about them in resume books. By definition,…

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Excellence is a Learned Habit

Excellence becomes a habit when it is a repeatable standard of measure that defines your actions, behavior, goals, and decisions. When you consistently assess and decide how you will react or perform you set a personal standard. Evidence of your standard of excellence shows in your family life, career, and business relationships. In your family…

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Ready for that Phone Interview?

Let’s get rid of the jitters by understanding what you might face. To be sure, interviewing, in fact, hiring practices for finding and selecting candidates have changed. Keep in mind that the challenge for human relations professionals, recruiters, hiring managers and their assistants is to hire the best candidate for the open position by screening…

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Persistence Works – Rinse and Repeat

When you have a clear idea of your goals, practice persistence and determination, by repeating required actions until you accomplish your objective. This old quote from the 30th president of the United States bears repeating: “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people…

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Don’t Panic, BUT Update Your Resume Now

Recent political events make all of us think about our values, goals, careers and personal future. The businesses, institutions, and social structures we thought we could depend on will probably go through changes. Expect changes in your work life. There is no status quo. You can no longer rarely think about keeping your job or…

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You are the CEO of Your Career

Your employer has dismantled its career ladder. Now you must seriously give some thought to managing your career. You will need a strategy to take your career to the next level, and you must be agile, ready to pounce on unexpected opportunities. Even being willing to repackage your skills to move into a job that…

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Put Your Ego Aside, Then Write Your Resume

Your resume is an opportunity to show your accomplishments and value, don’t let your ego get in the way of attaining your goals. Of course, you are proud of your work history, especially if you had successful tenures. However, every job held may not apply to your current target position. A resume is designed to…

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Is It Time for a Job or Career Change?

There’s a Lot to Consider… There’s a saying in the careers industry that you’ll know it’s time to make a job or career change when you start asking yourself if it’s time to make a change. While there is truth to that, there’s more to making your decision. This guide will help you identify some…

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Think Like A “Free Agent” – Update Your Resume

You must manage your career as a free agent. A resume helps you negotiate the best fit, placement, compensation, etc. Resumes should be updated every 12 months. Most people are not tracking their successes or documenting the acquisition of new skills. That information is necessary to show your value for business or career opportunities. Here…

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