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A Productivity Tool for Your Job Search

Life is complicated and time is short, especially if you are someone who works hard and plays hard. Wasting a precious resource like your time can mean missing out on chances to grow professionally and engage socially, and let’s face it, managing the daily administrative tasks that accompany an ambitious lifestyle can be mind-numbingly boring! [...]

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The New Year: A Great Time for Renewal

As we gear up for the new year, it’s a great time to reflect on what went right in our lives during 2012, as well what we need to change (aka New Year’s resolutions). To help take a holistic and organized approach to the New Year, you may find it useful to consider your resolution [...]

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What to Take to an Interview

Many people approach interviews as if they were interrogations where the interviewer grills the poor applicant to tell the whole truth, nothing but the truth. So the interviewee will typically go to the meeting having memorized answers to tons of questions as well as information about the company and the position, questions to ask, etc. [...]

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Do Employers Know You Exist?

This week, two clients let me know they had secured jobs, one in the legal field, the other in fashion. After I congratulated them, I asked about the process they had used to secure their initial interviews. What they told me was interesting and useful for other job seekers. Basically, instead of doing what many [...]

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Networking Pitfalls: A View from the Other Side of the Table

I recently received an email from a former career development client of mine that I’d like to share with you (I have her permission). She worked really hard to build her networking skills and consequently landed a great job, so you can imagine her dismay the first time someone attempted to network with her, but [...]

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Do You Find Your Work Meaningful?

Why should we be engaged in our work? Because it makes us happy. It also makes us and our employers more successful.  Ryan Scott, technology entrepreneur and founder of Causecast asserts that being “engaged means feeling passion for your job and a corresponding feeling of commitment.” Engaged employees are driven to look for meaning in their [...]

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Five Keys to Graduate School Success

Starting graduate school can be stressful and intimidating, whether you are just completing your undergraduate work or going back to school after a period of time in the ‘real world’. To combat this feeling of uncertainty, I have found that students are likely to be happier and more successful if they focus their efforts. Here [...]

  • Dan Schawbel

    Dan Schawbel, the founder of the Student Branding Blog, is a world renowned personal branding expert, the international bestselling author of Me 2.0, as well as the publisher of the Personal Branding Blog.


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    Chelsea Rice is the editor-in-chief of the Student Branding Blog. She began her work for StudentBranding.com just before graduating from Boston University, where she studied journalism and minored in international relations.

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