What’s most important

Do what’s most important first thing in the morning, before you check email.

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Top of the ladder?

It’s impossible to improve when you aren’t looking for opportunities. Don’t stunt growth by believing you’ve already reached the top of the ladder.

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Book Friday: What Color Is Your Parachute?

Still the best-selling job-hunting book in the world,  What Color Is Your Parachute? is the most complete guide for first-time job seekers as well as second and encore careers changers.

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Book Friday: Cool Careers for Dummies

Cool Careers For Dummies promises not only to help you find jobs you never knew existed, but to make it fun!

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Book Friday: Rules of the Game

In his international bestseller The Game, Neil Strauss delved into the secret world of pick-up artists–men who have created a science out of the art of seduction.

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Standard interviewing attire

The standard job interviewing attire for men is a conservative dark navy or gray two-piece business suit (of natural fibers, such as wool, if possible), a white long-sleeved button-down dress shirt, a conservative silk tie (that matches the colors in your suit), and nicely polished dress shoes.

From: quintcareers.com

Book Friday: Soup

Soup: A Recipe to Nourish Your Team and Culture offers an inspirational business fable that explains the "recipe" you can use to create a winning culture and boost employee morale and engagement.

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Book Friday: The No Complaining Rule

"The No Complaining Rule :Positive Ways to Deal with Negativity at Work" demonstrates how you can conquer negativity and inspire others to adopt a positive attitude." Based on one company’s successful No Complaining Rule, the powerful principles and actionable plan are practical and easy-to-follow, making this book an ideal read for managers, team leaders and anyone interested in generating positive energy.

From: Getting Older Stinks

Book Suggestion: Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable? Linchpin is a most unusual, well-organized, concise book about what it takes to become indispensable in the workplace – whether you work for someone else (at any level) or are self-employed.

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Following through on referrals

Follow through quickly and efficiently on referrals you are given. When people give you referrals, your actions are a reflection on them. Respect and honor that and your referrals will grow.

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Determining your networking goals

Ask yourself what your goals are in participating in networking meetings so that you will pick groups that will help you get what you are looking for. Some meetings are based more on learning, making contacts, and/or volunteering rather than on strictly making business connections.

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Be aware of your goals

In order to manage your time successfully, having an awareness of what your goals are will assist you in prioritizing your activities.

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Book Friday: The 4-Hour Workweek

The first 70 pages of The 4-Hour Workweek are extremely engaging and well worth the price of the book.

A unique life plan by Tim Ferriss, author of “The 4 Hour Work Week” lets us live the lifestyle of a millionaire, while working just 4 hours a week.

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Book Friday: Escape from Corporate America

Does your corporate career leave you stressed out, burned out, or just plain bummed out? You’re not alone.

The good news is that there’s a way out- and its in Escape from Corporate America: A Practical Guide to Creating the Career of Your Dreams.

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