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“By dedicating a space to my work, I create clear boundaries between work and home life. When I am in my office, I do not think about home. When I am in my home, I do not think about my office.”
“The rules you were given were the rules that worked for the person who created them.”
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“You want your image to be consistent and thoughtful and what comes up at the top of a search to match that. So, go ahead and Google yourself.”
“In today’s economic environment it’s an employers’ market, with more job seekers than jobs. If a 20-something-year-old assistant is screening applicants and sees you graduated over 20 years ago, he may automatically think of his parents. Why give him ammunition to eliminate you?”
“3. Use Snail Mail.
Everybody emails today, so try posting a letter. Mark it confidential and personal and tell them why you are the perfect person for the job.”
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“If you want to get fans, you have to start out as a fan.”
“Too often we rely on the adage, ‘If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,’ but those words lead to what I call the ‘law of suckage,’ which means by the time you figure out you suck, you’ve sucked for a very long time.”
“Being likeable and being respected aren’t mutually exclusive.”
“What [someone] shares, how they behave, and with whom they connect on Twitter offers a unique insight into who they are as a professional, creating an opportunity to show why they’re a good candidate.”
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“Having a baby is very identity changing, but it can also be a real confidence booster.”
“Running a business is like going through life with just what’s in your backpack,” Gwen Dean says. “You need to be able to think outside the box, inside the box, through the box, and while standing on the box. You must be up for a wild ride.”
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“My inner critic is a full-on monster, and she’s the reason I kept my rates ridiculously, laughably low, just so no one would get mad at me if they weren’t happy with my services.”