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Our insights, advice and best practices on job search strategies, professional development and growth mindset.

How to network strategically and authentically — part 1

I recently took Daniel Pink’s MasterClass on Sales and Persuasion (which was excellent). He surveyed 5,000 people and asked them what they thought of when they think about sales. The #1 adjective hands down was “pushy.” Not surprisingly 25 of the top 50 adjectives were negative. He also asked what they pictured when they thought of a salesperson and the overwhelming majority was a used car salesman.

Showing confidence (even when you’re not feeling it)

The job search is a daunting task — mostly because it pushes us out of our comfort zone. It’s hard to get motivated to do activities that we’re not particularly skilled at and uncertain of the results. In order to be successful you have to have a strong desire and understand your why. If a new job leads to growth opportunities, better cultural fit and greater financial rewards — then it becomes a worthwhile venture.

Mark builds momentum to dream job

Mark built a career in investment banking and technology research at Fortune 100 companies. He then made a strategic career move into corporate development and strategy at a leading consumer electronics company.

There’s always enough time

I finished my Christmas shopping today (online) and the overall experience was less fun as well as less stressful than other years. Partly because I enjoy going to stores and seeing all the festive decorations, perusing beautiful displays and feeling satisfied after accumulating bundles of perfect gifts. On the flip side, the busy crowds and bumper to bumper traffic are beyond frustrating.

The magic of gratitude

I planned on writing this article the week of Thanksgiving, but got a cold and didn’t feel well. I remember feeling frustrated and guilty as I lay on the couch.

Kara’s key to a successful career move

Kara has extensive experience building teams and processes that help companies scale growth. She’s led customer success and support teams across media, wellness and tech industries. Kara’s customer-centric approach contributed to greater adoption, engagement and higher NPS scores.

Tips to boost your LinkedIn profile

Tips to boost your LinkedIn profile JULIE CHASE | NOVEMBER 3, 2020 Building or strengthening your professional brand is essential to a successful job search. While the resume still plays a significant role, your LinkedIn (LI) profile is equally, if not more important....

Brinton’s success story

After taking a personal sabbatical, Brinton started his job search. He networked and applied online, but wasn’t getting much traction. Just like with his work, Brinton believed the harder he worked, the better results he’d net. But that wasn’t the case. So he joined our program.

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