Building Your Brand
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Long-Lasting Makeup Choices

If you ever watched Beverly Hills 90210 (the original, not the remake), you’ll remember the moment during the David and Donna radio show where Donna catches a glimpse of herself in the mirror and says something to the eff...

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Dressing for Success in an Increasingly Casual Environment

  Workplaces today are going one of two directions. Either they’re completely regulating dress by implementing a stringent dress code to keep you in business attire. Or, they’re moving in the direction of what ...

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Write “The Anti-Bio” and Pump Up Your Failures

A while back, we brought you an article about “Erasing Resume Blunders,” something everyone wants to do at one time or another in their career. We all have experiences (or whole jobs), we wish never existed and coul...


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Can Wearing Color Hurt Your Career?

Even before she left The Today Show, Ann Curry told The Ladies Home Journal she believed her bosses at NBC were not fond of her wardrobe choices. It’s clear to see in the photo above that Ann is a fan of loud fabrics and ...

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The Making of a Good Conversation

If you’re headed out this weekend, you may have the chance to make some new connections. Whether it’s a potential new client, a new network contact, a new friend, or your next date, how you conduct that first conversation i...

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Working Wardrobe Role Models

Every woman in the world has, at one time or another, rolled our eyes at a woman in our office dressed inappropriately. Whether she’s wearing an outdated Mickey Mouse sweatshirt, or a “far too trendy” jumpsuit...


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Extrovert vs. Introvert: Which One Are You?

Introvert and extrovert tend to be mislabeled.  Often, when people think of an extrovert, they think of a friendly, outgoing person and conversely think of an introvert as a quiet, shy person.  These qualities may be true to ...

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Take Personal Branding from “You” to “Universal”

I met Lori Martinek in 2008 when she generously came to Minnesota to speak at a conference I was planning on the topic of entrepreneurship and small business branding. It’s not often you meet someone as skilled and authen...

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Are Women with a Flair for Fashion More Powerful?

Take a look at the photo above. What would you say about these women knowing nothing about them. If you’re anything like most of us, you’re probably thinking words like stylish, professional, beautiful. Other words ...


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Why Good Grammar Matters

Grammar: some of us are good at it, while others need a little more practice remembering the rules.  As a former journalist and now a writing graduate student, good grammar has always been a must.  If I lacked grammatical ski...