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Stay Safe When Using Public WiFi

If you leave your home today, you’re bound to come across more free public WiFi spots than ever before. They can be great for getting work done, checking your email, managing your social media activity, and generally staying connected. However,

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How to Create Your Best Personal Image

When you feel disappointed, you feel let down because your expectations failed to be met. Little children at times express their reactions to disappointment by crying; adults deal with disappointment more maturely—through logic. Regardless of your age, though, disappointment evokes

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What is Your Brand?

“Your brand is what other people say about you when you’re not in the room.” – Jeff Bezos, CEO Amazon. Mr. Bezos’ quote expresses the truth about branding. It’s about personal connections and human emotions. Good branding increases the value of

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How do You Deal with the Black Hole

In this context, black hole is not a scientific term but, rather, the annoying situation when people apply for posted job openings and never hear back. It’s very frustrating because applying for jobs is a time-consuming effort—too often with no

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Keeping Safe from Computer Hacking

Computer hacking is identifying weaknesses in computer systems or networks, and to exploit those weaknesses to gain access. People who engage in computer hacking activities are called hackers. While many hack out of simple intellectual curiosity, some have less noble motives and

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How Millennials Adapt to Change Quickly

Companies are not permitted to discriminate in hiring based on a candidate’s age, because such discrimination is illegal. And yet they do it every day. Why? Why are younger people considered more desirable in the workplace? The simple answers are

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Should I Open a Presentation With a Joke

Steve Martin An “ice breaker” is an activity in public speaking that is designed to immediately engage the audience and to get them ready to hear what you’re about to say. Many presenters attempt to “break the ice” by starting their

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5 Steps to Outshine Your Competition in a Job Interview

An interview is a business transaction wherein the objective of the hiring manager (the person who has the authority to hire) is to make a selection among job candidates called in for interviews. A candidate has two challenges: first, to

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Social Media: A Real World Success Story

Who do you think recently is the most successful user of social media for professional promotion? Politics and political issues aside, I offer that President Trump is that person. Primarily, he uses Twitter as his platform of choice for communicating

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Search Engine Optimization: On-Page vs. Off-Page

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is a digital marketing strategy focused on growing visibility of your website in organic (non-paid) search engine results. SEO encompasses both the technical and creative elements required to improve rankings and increase awareness in search engines.

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