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The Dream Job vs. The Better-Paying Job: Which Should You Choose?

July 28th, 2014 · 1 Comment

  Most of us, at some point or another in our lives, will question whether or not we are fulfilling our purpose and life dreams. Perhaps you promote a lawyer or sports team when you really wish you were helping environmental causes or spreading the word about endangered animals. Maybe you even found the job […]

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Ignore Generic LinkedIn Requests

July 23rd, 2014 · No Comments

Despite efforts to promote personalized connection requests, 9 out of 10 LinkedIn invitations I receive are the standard 11-word generic default message: ”I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn.” That’s fine if you actually know the individual being contacted. Unfortunately, far too many invitations are extended by individuals who have passing […]

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Engagement Builds Collaborative Workplace

July 21st, 2014 · No Comments

Leadership insights aplenty come from David Prosperi, Vice President of Global Public Relations, Aon plc, during his interview with DePaul graduate student Lindsey Barber. David was one of 17 business executives and public relations leaders who volunteered to sit down with students in my spring quarter leadership class. Results of the students’ research and interviews […]

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Ethics, Integrity Top Qualities for Entry-Level Pros

July 17th, 2014 · No Comments

Each of my grad students during the spring semester researched and interviewed Chicago business and civic leaders as well as some influential chief communications officers. All offered great advice that you will be able to read as interviews are posted over the next two months on the Let Go & Lead website. Following are some […]

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Um. Like Here Are Fillers to Avoid in Job Interview

July 14th, 2014 · No Comments

Avoid filler words in speaking, especially job interviews.

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