Presidential Memo on Preventing Sexual Assault

Presidential Memo on Preventing Sexual Assault

“We need to keep saying to anyone out there who has ever been assaulted, you are not alone. You will never be alone. We have your back. I’ve got your back.” —President Obama before signing a Presidential Memorandum on preventing sexual assault

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Rising Star: Tiffany Brooks of HGTV Shares Her Journey!

I’ve got my head down finishing my upcoming book on personal branding, This Little Brand of Mine. While I’m working, you can enjoy this big juicy piece of inspiration candy:
I recently sat down with one of my favorite successful careerists to find out how she went from part-time business owner to TV star in a few short, passionate years.
Tiffany Brooks of You and Your Decor has no formal design training. She started her interior styling business in 2008 as a result of a lost bet. When I met Tiffany three years ago, she was working as an administrator at my children’s school. While working her day job, raising her child, and supporting other family members through hard times, she built her business.
Today, Tiffany has a growing design empire. She won HGTV Star in 2013 and has gone on to host other shows and write featured columns for HGTV Magazine.

Rising Star: Tiffany Brooks of HGTV Shares Her Journey!

The Dr. King That We Never Knew, and His Second Act

The Dr. King That We Never Knew, and His Second Act

The Dr. King That We Never Knew, and His Second Act | LinkedIn
On January 20th, 2014, the world celebrates a man it only partly knew.

What if I told you that Dr. King was an unheralded economic prophet, and a co-founder of America’s third revolution?

We know his famous speech, I Have A Dream, and we know his legislative successes tied to the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and the 1965 Voting Rights Act. We know some of his books, writings such as the Letter From a Birmingham Jail, and his most famous marches and movement actions. We know his active relationship with two U.S. Presidents. We know his moral authority, and his inspirational leadership.

And then most of us make a critical mistake, when we begin to talk further about this great man.

Our first mistake is when we call him a Black Leader, or maybe more generously, the leader for Black America. The fact of the matter is, he actually was not either.

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4 Questions to ask yourself once your resume is complete

It is 2014 and yes, things have changed quite a bit. Everyone has calmed down a bit about the recession and it’s back to job search mode or career change mode for you. We hope that in the new year, each motivated job seeker has determined to do more: Learn More, Showcase More, and Deliver More as it relates to your professional development. It is okay to job search, but it is more important to understand how you, as a professional, fit into your profession. As you review and revise your resume (And it is advisable to do this if you have not receive an offer to interview within 30 days of putting your resume out there!), you are encouraged to ask yourself these 4 Questions and imagine if a hiring manager or interviewer would ask these same questions if they were to look at your resume:

1. Why would you say that?

Be certain that when your resume is viewed, each and every sentence on the page is evidently, crystal clear! Your name should be in larger print from the rest of the document, in order to stand out. Your contact information should be crystal clear, whether you add your full address or your city and state only. Be sure to add your LinkedIn profile, email address and blog address. We are a social media culture now, so it will be clearly understood why you would add your linkedin profile, as company representatives research their interviewees prior to setting up an official interview.

2.Why would you do that?

As viewers look at your brand, be certain that your professional titles are consistent and relevant to each other. We don’t encourage you to place varied brands. Focused career searches are the order of the day!

For example, Excellent Entry-Level Professional

As your skills are viewed, be certain that you have included relevant skills for your industry. Hopefully, you have researched your career field via the occupational outlook handbook and your professional associations for relevant industry skills as well as the job descriptions. Take your job description and copy the text into a wordle file to look at the skills the pop out!

Also be sure to list your most important successful accomplishment or achievement first in your job description section.

3. Why would you ask that?

Be certain that there is nothing on your resume that leaves a lingering question about why. I know that you valued some awards that you received, however, if the company gives every employee that award for breathing air, do not list it on your resume. Hiring managers want to see earned awards and honors.

On the other hand, be sure that you don’t leave out anything that is relevant. You also don’t want an employer to question, why you did not include that?

4. That’s interesting, tell me more?

Now, this is the question that you want every person who eyes your resume to ask. You want them to want to meet you. You want them to want to find out more about how you accomplished this feat or achieved that feat!

We hope that this information is helpful to you. Be sure to watch the video, “How To Successfully Job Search on Your Smart Phone”.

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