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WORKING: Unconventional Networking

Are you tired of the same old job-fair networking routine? Posting constant updates on Linked In? Always being ready with the short elevator pitch to give people over coffee or at events? Our career expert, Brandon...

September 16, 2013

How I'm Trying To Get My Confidence Back

I’ve got a confession to make: I’ve lost my mojo. You probably noticed that it has been a few weeks since my last post. You’d be right. It’s tough to talk about how to get your confidence back when you’ve lost a little...

September 9, 2013
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WORKING: Encore Careers

Encore careers. Second acts. Reinventing yourself. Whatever you call it, the idea is that older workers decide to jump ship in their careers and try something completely different. Sometimes those moves are by choice....

September 9, 2013
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WORKING: Appreciating Your Boss

We spend a lot of time talking about dealing with -- or getting away from -- bad bosses during our regular GPB Radio conversations with Brandon Smith. Often, that’s prompted by a question from a listener or blog reader...

September 2, 2013
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WORKING: Dress 'Code'

Next time you’re in your closet looking for something to wear to work, you might want to consider what your boss wears. Seriously. “When you look up to the CEO or even your boss, the way they dress is sending a couple...

August 26, 2013

There Is No Confidence Fairy

Becoming confident is a tricky thing. If we were gut-level honest, most of us would say that we want to feel more confident. We would also probably say something like this, “when I finally get recognized as _____ (...

August 20, 2013
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WORKING: Lasting Impressions

Boss. Employee. Spouse. For all of us, in all of our relationships, there’s one simple key to making people become your fan for life, says Brandon Smith. “Curiosity. That’s it. That’s the most valuable skill that we...

August 19, 2013
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WORKING: Bullies Get Ahead

Though bullies in the schoolyard and cyberspace are getting the lion’s share of attention, that’s not the only place you can find them. It turns out, bullies are making their co-workers miserable at work, too, and they’...

August 12, 2013
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5 Things Confident People DON'T Do

Before we go too deep into what you should be doing to get your confidence back, I would be doing you a disservice if I didn’t start with what you should stop doing. To that end, for this post I will be taking off my...

August 7, 2013
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WORKING: Reclaiming The Spark

When you lose enthusiasm for your job, sometimes that means you’re bored and it’s time to look for something new. “Maybe it’s the job. We see that a lot in this economy,” said Brandon Smith, a workplace consultant and...

August 5, 2013