“The 2014 Corporate Draft. . . Recruiting the Best Players for Your Business”

“The 2014 Corporate Draft. . . Recruiting the Best Players for Your Business”

As Spring quickly approaches and the NFL draft, it is also a time when many organizations assess last year’s company and employee performance.   Recruiting and hiring the best players can be one of the best predictors of success, not only in the NFL but also in the corporate setting.  Any coach knows that selecting the BEST player, not simply the RIGHT player, can make or break the entire season.  However, some companies do not devote...

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Clean Out the Closet Clutter to Convey Confidence in 2014

Clean Out the Closet Clutter to Convey Confidence in 2014

It is an all too familiar scene in every person’s closet. . . Waiting until the last minute to get dressed.  Standing in front your closet, staring at expensive clothes you bought impulsively, make you feel frumpy and garments you haven’t worn in several years.  Statistically, we only wear 25% of the clothes in our closets.  Why should you clean out the clutter?  To create a closet stocked with clothes that flatter your body shape, size,...

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The Secret to Success: Polished Presentation Skills

The Secret to Success:  Polished Presentation Skills

Whether accepting a Golden Globe Award, giving a toast at your best friend’s wedding reception or pitching a marketing idea to a potential client, polished presentation skills make the difference between an “amazing” and “average” performance.  We’ve listed a few tips to ensure your presentation is certain to be a success!  Prepare.  How many actors said, “Oh wow!  I didn’t prepare a speech or anything,” last night at the...

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First impressions on paper: 3 Tips for resume success!

First impressions on paper:  3 Tips for resume success!

A professional resume is the written equivalent to a 30-second commercial. A potential employer will make several assumptions based on a quick glance over your resume. In a nutshell, your resume must answer the “who, what, where, when, and why” questions. Who are you? What have you accomplished? Where have you worked and when? How did you accomplish goals and objectives? Why should we hire you? Many companies utilize software programs to...

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Holiday Cards: What message are you sending to your customers?

Holiday Cards:  What message are you sending to your customers?

“The paper upon which we write, like the clothes we wear, tells the tale of whether or not we are capable of exercising good taste or whether we are overdressed, as it were,” written in 1930 by Ethel Frey Cushing, etiquette and cultural expert.  Decades later, Ms. Cushing’s sentiments still apply to written communication in the professional setting. Mailing seasonal greeting cards can be an effective method for companies to thank...

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Key Ingredients – The Staples For Every Woman’s Wardrobe

Key Ingredients – The Staples For Every Woman’s Wardrobe

Stocking your pantry with key ingredients and basic staples is similar to developing a wonderful, organized wardrobe. (WOW!) By purchasing classic, timeless garments and accessories, women can look and feel confident in ALL outfits . . . not just a few items! Take a look at our “grocery list” below for suggested brands and retail stores for stocking your closet.       Pearls A strand of faux (or real!) pearls adds a touch of...

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