How to Get Noticed at Work

Should you sell yourself at work? If you want to move up the corporate ladder and get noticed, then yes you should.

At the end of the day, we’re all salespeople no matter what job we do and in virtually all aspects of our life. We sell ourselves to potential employers, potential customers, potential significant others, and potential friends.

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7 Simple LinkedIn Dos & Don’ts

LinkedIn.com is a professional networking resource that continues to evolve since its inception nearly seven years ago. Having a LinkedIn profile is a “must have” in 2010 and a few simple reminders on how to effectively use the tool can go a long way toward projecting the image you want to portray to existing and potential contacts/colleagues.

We’ve all heard that you can’t undo a bad first impression — that’s true online as well as in person. Here are seven basic tips to help your LinkedIn profile put its best foot forward:

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Love your Job

Last night I had an hour-long conversation about teeth. Teeth and the current happenings in the dental world, actually. Believe it or not, it wasn’t the first conversation about teeth that I’ve had. I can’t pretend it’s the most interesting topic ever, but during this conversation, I was riveted.

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Never Underestimate the Gate Keeper!

Did you ever stop and think that every time you pick up the phone to call a potential employer that the first person who answers the phone could possibly have a major part in all hiring decisions? First impressions are lasting impressions. Most callers view the gatekeeper as just as the receptionist and act as if they have no decision making abilities within a company. However, your assumption could potentially be incorrect.

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Keep it Cool at a Busy Front Desk

Running a front desk can be challenging! If you work for a company that has a lot of interpersonal interaction over the phone and in person, it can be a constant exercise in patience, attitude, prioritizing, and time management. It seems that everything happens at once at a busy front desk and that you rarely get the opportunity to take one task at a time. Here are some solutions for managing tasks and setting priorities so that everything gets completed and a high level of customer service is maintained.

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