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How To Make Your Personal Pitch Be The Powerful Story Of You

How To Make Your Personal Pitch Be The Powerful Story Of You

How To Make Your Personal Pitch Be The Powerful Story Of You Answering the question, “Who are you and what do you bring to the table?,” is some of the most important work I do with clients, whether they’re looking for the next stage of…

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Don’t lose sight of what you have already, in your hunger for what’s next

Don’t lose sight of what you have already, in your hunger for what’s next

  As creative pros, we are always planning, always wondering what we should be doing next, what’s around the corner. This is all as it should be.  But could we be missing out on the opportunities that are right next to us? But sometimes – and I see…

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It’s Not Just Businesses That Need Change Management — You Do Too

It’s Not Just Businesses That Need Change Management — You Do Too

  This article by Michael Pollock first appeared in forbes.com The rapid changes in media, distribution techniques, platforms and fickle consumer tastes have put the marketing communications hiring market into a state of turmoil. Companies want to hire leaders who are proven and experienced in…

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Resume advice from Henry David Thoreau

Resume advice from Henry David Thoreau

“In most books, I, or first person, is omitted; in this it will be retained; that, in respect to egotism, is the main difference. We commonly do not remember  that it is, after all, always the first person that is speaking. I should not talk…

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How to avoid career paralysis: crafting your own personal value statement

How to avoid career paralysis: crafting your own personal value statement

I spend important time with clients framing their unique, specific and vivid story: the pitch for the gig that will get them where they want to go. This brief statement presents what they care about, what they have achieved and why a hirer should pay…

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Want a response to your email request? Make your question easy to answer.

Want a response to your email request? Make your question easy to answer.

You open your email and you are faced with a bunch of questions that want answering. Some of these are easy ones: yes/no, no-brainers, and you can quickly get them off the list. “OK done.”  But some of them are harder requiring deeper consideration: “I’ll…

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Here’s a lively letter of introduction: Copland writes about young Bernstein

Here’s a lively letter of introduction: Copland writes about young Bernstein

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Don’t let your resume be all about process

Don’t let your resume be all about process

I see a lot of resumes. They are fascinating in their sameness. There is a quite reasonable love for active verbs. I like active verbs. But if you don’t pay close attention you may find that your resume becomes all about process. Bullets indicate that…

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Reasons to hold on to your job while you look for a new one

Reasons to hold on to your job while you look for a new one

  No Emma – don’t go! Don’t quit just yet. You’re likely to be in a stronger position to be looking for new opportunities while you are employed. It means you are not desperate – and it shows that someone thinks you are worth paying…

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3 tips for acing a job interview

3 tips for acing a job interview

1.    Know everything you can about the company before you show up. Know their products and their ambitions and their competitors. Understand their values and culture.  Don’t parrot it back to them – they know it already – but use this background to show that…

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