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How to Build an Outstanding LinkedIn Profile

LinkedIn is the networking platform for professionals. With 660 million individual users and 30 million businesses on the platform, it’s safe to say a presence on LinkedIn is necessary for almost everyone. You can use the following tips to kick…

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Adopt a Growth Mindset to Forge a Prosperous Career

In her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, Stanford professor Dr. Carol Dweck discusses the dichotomy of the growth and fixed mindsets in relation to learning, and explains that people with a growth mindset believe they can accomplish something…

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Non-Traditional Continuing Education to Keep You Sharp

Continuing education keeps professionals sharp and relevant in their respective fields. Even the most seasoned professionals can benefit from continuing education: it provides the opportunity to make new connections, gain new perspectives, stay on top of trends, set an example by taking initiative for growth, and deepen knowledge and expertise.
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Achieve Writing Goals by Mastering Time Management

You can have every intention to produce your best writing, but if you fail to manage your time wisely, what happens instead is a sloppy email sent from your iPhone while you’re pumping gas that says, “Yup, got it last week wll be in touch ASAP.” Or, a hastily written blog post that you are mildly proud of—or at least not embarrassed of. From my own experience as a writer and more than 10 years as a writing consultant, here are my top time management strategies.
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Proofreading Strategies for Catching Small Mistakes That Have a Big Impact

Errors, typos, and inconsistencies diminish your content, look sloppy in public-facing documents, and can bring your credibility into question—especially in job application materials. To be taken seriously as a professional and add that extra polish to make your written material stand out (in a positive way!), always build in time to proofread. In fact, when proofreading is done properly, your audience won’t be aware of it at all—they’ll just notice clean, consistent content.
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How to Target Your Writing to Engage Your Audience

“Write from the reader’s perspective.” I utter these words several times each week as I work with clients on their job search documents and websites. While this advice is critical to writing effective resumes and websites, you should always consider the perspective of the audience for all types of professional writing. Doing so makes for clearer, more relatable communication.
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