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How to Host a Family Gathering

Gather the Family-It’s Dinner Time

How do we host family gatherings that our loved ones want to come back for?

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Don’t Believe The Hype: Paper Resumes Aren’t Dead

Don’t Believe The Hype:
Paper Resumes Aren’t Dead

This is particularly true in the legal field, which tends to lag behind other industries when it comes to technological advances and tends to be generally conservative about the hiring process.

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Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

“Good fences make good neighbors”

– Robert Frost

Think of all the places you have lived over the years. How many neighbors have you encountered in your lifetime? My family moved around quite a bit so we were witness to several kinds of neighbors. My kids have had the same neighbors their whole life. For some families, your neighbors become like your second family. Being a good neighbor is very important.

Being a good neighbor does not mean you have to be best friends. Sometimes that works -but it doesn’t have to. Being a good neighbor means living peacefully in a neighborhood, apartment building, or sharing a room with someone. So, are you a good neighbor?

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A Roomful of Resume Writers

A Roomful of Résumé Writers

About a month ago I was at a lovely wedding reception, seated next to a friend that I hadn’t seen in years. After catching up on life, naturally the conversation turned to job search and résumés. (I mean, what else would you talk about?) She shared a funny story with me about an HR Manager at the hospital where she works. He decided to try an experiment and uploaded his own résumé to apply for an open position in their hospital’s Human Resources department. As irony would have it, his résumé was rejected because according to the scanning software, he was not qualified for his own job. Happily this was just a test, but what’s the average job seeker to do?

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High Touch vs Low Touch Networking

High Touch vs Low Touch Networking

This past weekend, I was reminded of the power of high touch networking. That is, the benefits of spending quality, face-to-face time with people in your network. In this case, I did a ride share with a networking friend of mine to a conference. We had hours in the car together and caught up on each other’s lives. We brainstormed new ideas and worked on solving personal, professional and world problems. It was an enriching experience and one that I was grateful for.

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BYOT? (Bring Your Own Technology)

BYOT?

I admit it; by no means am I the savviest texter in the world. I don’t know all of the acronyms or short cuts commonly used in the social media communication world. I’m not, however, unfamiliar with the party acronym BYO (Bring Your Own) that proceeded the technology era. But when my oldest daughter, starting sixth grade, came home from school this week talking about a new BYOT school program, I was a little stumped.

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Table Manners for Business Meals

Does it Matter How I Eat?

“If your table manners are graceful, people’s perception of you will be very favorable.” – Letitia Baldridge

Many business deals are conducted over a meal. A prospective employer or client invites you to join them for a meal. How important is that meal? How important is my behavior at that meal? Many people would answer that how I eat and what I eat doesn’t really matter. I would argue that is does matter. Maybe not while dining at the golden arches but in a business interview; it can make the difference between that million dollar deal and a desk job.

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Consistency is Critical for a Strong Brand

Consistency is Critical When Building a Strong Brand

In your career, you need to actively manage your personal brand, and consistency is critical to creating a strong personal brand. You must be consistent in every aspect of how you express your brand. Whatever you are, be that—over and over and over again, so that those whom you are trying to influence don’t have to think about what you stand for; they just know.

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10 Networking Mistakes to Avoid

All the Right Words – All the Wrong Moves in Networking

I recall a networking meeting that I had a few years back with a high level gentleman who ran an agency. We had been introduced by a mutual friend and early telephone discussions suggested that there may be some business opportunities between us. I took the opportunity to stop by his office when I was in his city on other business. This was the first time we met in person. I was looking forward to getting to know him better.

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