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The Difference Between Spoofing, Phishing and Spam

Cyber criminals and scammers are very creative, artistic and inventive individuals. They seem to find a way to trick computer users into falling to their traps. For most of us, the terms Spoofing, Phishing and Spam seem to denote the

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How to Change a Career Not a Job

No surprise that in this economy more and more people are toying around with the idea of changing careers. For some, such a change represents an opportunity; for others, it may be a necessity because their industries are shifting, shrinking,

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3 Reasons Why LinkedIn is Important for Job Seekers

By definition, every job seeker is a seller of self. The recruiter and the hiring manager, on the other hand, are the buyers. Buyers are obligated to perform due diligence before making commitment to sellers. Now, I’m sure that you

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Networking with a purpose

People in transition know that 60 to 80 percent of job seekers get their next positions through networking. Consequently and whenever possible, they focus their daily activities on such networking. But despite their—sometimes admittedly awkward—efforts, nothing comes of it. The

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About Website Domain Names

A website Domain Name is what a person enters in their Internet browser’s address bar to access a website. While real Internet addresses are made up of a complicated series of numbers, Domain names are the unique, human-readable Internet addresses of

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3 Tips for Improving Your In-transition Brand

More than ever, when you are in transition you should have a brand. Why? you ask. Because that is how you differentiate yourself and stand out from the proverbial crowd. Branding is not about what you like but about what

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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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