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The Personal Branding Blog offers branding and career advice from Dan Schawbel and his team of experts. The blog helps professionals learn how to build a powerful brand that they can use as their competitive edge while searching for a job, advancing at work or with their own businesses. With thousands of articles, it has helped millions of readers since 2007. The blog was named by Forbes in both 2012 and 2013 as a "Top Website for Your Career" and it made CareerBuilder.com's "6 Job Blogs You Should Be Reading".

4 Tips That Will Make Your Video Job Interview A Breeze

4 Tips That Will Make Your Video Job Interview A Breeze

Lose that prominently displayed swimsuit calendar!

Essential tips for nailing webcam interviews using Google Hangout, Skype and private platforms. They are ever more common to save time in the hiring process. Read More »

Add Storytelling To The Interview Process

Add Storytelling To The Interview Process

Connect with the interviewer by telling a story

Color your interview with stories to make yourself memorable. Read More »

Get Your Resume Out There The Right Way

Get Your Resume Out There The Right Way

Don't start sending a resume out until it's ready

The biggest mistake you can make is sending out a ton of a weak resumes. Read More »

DeviantArt CEO: 'Side Hustle' For A Happy Career

DeviantArt CEO: 'Side Hustle' For A Happy Career

A passion project could take you places you've never considered

Angelo Sotira says starting a side project will earn you extra money and give you a career boost. Read More »

3 Steps To Walk Into An Interview Feeling Confident

3 Steps To Walk Into An Interview Feeling Confident

You'll just need 45 minutes of prep time

If you feel good about yourself at an interview, it will show -- and your prospective employer will notice. Read More »

Why Cheating Is Key to Success

Why Cheating Is Key to Success

Spare yourself extra work when less will do

You see leading CEOs, athletes and entrepreneurs do it all the time. Read More »

How To Find A Great Career Mentor

How To Find A Great Career Mentor

Why go it alone when you can draw from a veteran's past experiences?

An advisor who has had similar professional experiences can help you by making suggestions and asking the right questions. Read More »

Unhappy With Your Career? Try 'Asset-Based Thinking'

Unhappy With Your Career? Try 'Asset-Based Thinking'

This mindset can help you focus on what's right in your career

Tap into the best of your resources simply by changing the way you think. Read More »

Your Resume Should NOT Include A Headshot

Your Resume Should NOT Include A Headshot

By Erik Deckers Do not, do not, DO NOT include a photo with your résumé! Just don't do it. Read More »

20 Questions Smart Employees Ask Themselves

20 Questions Smart Employees Ask Themselves

By Nance Rosen These 20 questions cover five key areas that are critical to your accurately evaluating how well you're doing at work. Your answers (or score) predict whether you're likely to be promoted, fired or kept simmering in the same spot for years to come. Read More »

College or Career: Smart Gen-Z Choices

College or Career: Smart Gen-Z Choices

By Adriana Llames How often are you impressed by someone to the point you want to go the extra mile to make a difference in their life? That's what happened when I met 21-year old Lauren of LN Accents at the WGN Studios in December. She was just 19 years old when she began LN Accents, which has already... Read More »

One Word Guarantees They'll Say Yes

One Word Guarantees They'll Say Yes

By Nance Rosen There is one word that will undoubtedly get you on the way to that job interview, or a meeting with a prospect or referral source – even a potential investor. This magical word will work for you when you use it in person, on the phone, in an email subject line, a text or a social media... Read More »

Real Salaries Of 2011: What To Expect In 2012

Real Salaries Of 2011: What To Expect In 2012

By Adriana Llames Considering a new career? Before you jump into a new industry or profession, read this. From personal chefs to commercial pilots, corrections officers and celebrity realtors, here's what they actually made last year. Read More »

2012: The Year Of The Personal Brand

2012: The Year Of The Personal Brand

By Bryan Clark Some might argue that 2011 was the year personal branding really stepped into the forefront as one of - if not the - most important ways to take control of our life. I'd argue that 2011 was just a fraction of the overall growth this industry is going to see in 2012, and beyond. Google,... Read More »

Should You Consider 'Reinventing' Yourself Today For Tomorrow's Jobs?

Should You Consider 'Reinventing' Yourself Today For Tomorrow's Jobs?

By Skip Freeman As we enter yet another very challenging year for the overall job market, with "official" unemployment still stubbornly hovering in the nine percent range and no real relief in sight, many job hunters-perhaps you included!-are seriously wondering if they should begin "reinventing" themselves... Read More »

Still Job Hunting Online, Never Hearing Back? Try This!

Still Job Hunting Online, Never Hearing Back? Try This!

By Skip Freeman If you are the typical job hunter in today's job market, I strongly suspect that you are among the legions of those who are doing the same things over and over and still expecting different results. (Isn't that the true definition of "insanity"?!) What I'm referring to here concerns going to... Read More »

Don't Let Your Cell Phone Sell Your Age

Don't Let Your Cell Phone Sell Your Age

By Gareth Parkin About a month ago a mid-level executive I know in California asked my advice about getting a new cell phone. He said, "I don't really need or want a smart phone, I don't text or email from my phone. My old phone is dying though and they don't make this brand anymore, what would you... Read More »

How To Answer The Dreaded 'Salary Question'

How To Answer The Dreaded 'Salary Question'

By Skip Freeman It's a question that you can expect to be asked sooner rather than later during a job interview. It's a question that seems to be a "loaded" one in every sense of the word, and usually that's in fact what it is. It's a "trick" question too. It's designed to quickly and efficiently eliminate... Read More »

Breaking the Mold: New Work Environments for New Workforces

Breaking the Mold: New Work Environments for New Workforces

By Bryan Clark In days where it's becoming harder and harder to find a qualified employee, some workplaces learned that the best way to avoid acquiring qualified applicants is to retain the ones they already have. With the average time spent at the same job falling to just under 4 years in the United... Read More »

Employee Turned Entrepreneur: Thinking Of Taking the Plunge?

Employee Turned Entrepreneur: Thinking Of Taking the Plunge?

As an employee turned entrepreneur myself, this is a plunge I have taken and coach clients on from a career, business, and personal level. With nearly 30MM job seekers, including 14MM unemployed, and a job search process that takes over 211 days to land a new job, it's no wonder many professionals are... Read More »

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