Career Moves
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LinkedIn Tip: Photos Matter

I’ve had a number of “blind” meetings in the last few weeks. And a number of these meetings have sparked the following tip: Make sure your LinkedIn photo is recent and actually looks like you. Imagine walking ...

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Sign your name to it!

For those searching for a job, the devil is always in the details. And while you’re unemployed, one battle you have to fight is to make yourself as professional as possible without necessarily having access to all the pro...

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Don’t Settle: Jobs Edition

Afteryesterday’s post, I had more reaction privately than I think I’ve ever had on a post. I’m glad this struck a core with so many of my friends and readers. But I never thought yesterday’s post would h...


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Love the One You’re With

I had the privilege to be a part of an arts marketing training last week that included some of Minneapolis/St. Paul’s best arts organizations. The last presentation of the four-day training was regarding audience retention. I...

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Change Agents: Geeky?

I was lucky enough to listen an amazing address about change in organizations last week, and had a bit of an “a-ha” moment. The presenter said, “To be an effective change agent in your organization, you have t...

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Ask for Advice

There’s a saying in fundraising I love. “Ask for money, get advice. Ask for advice, get money.” And as I started to think about it, the same goes for job searching – especially in this economy. Right now...


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Writing a Fantastic Cover Letter – Getting Your Foot in the Door

The most difficult part of a job search is getting your foot in the door. Whether through networking, cold calling, sending out 50 resumes a day or just plain pounding the pavement, getting noticed is key to getting hired. And ...

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I Didn’t Know My Own Strength

For the past year and a half, I’ve had a greeting card hanging on my refrigerator. It was sent to me only days after leaving my marriage from my beautiful and amazing godmother. The front of the card says, “Your str...

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Trust me, kids. I google you.

I’m hiring an intern, and boy is it fun! A huge part of the intern position I’m hiring is helping with social media and graphic design, so it only makes sense to me to Google the applicants. If you don’t have ...