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3 Career Lessons from Batman

If a man in a bat suit walked up to you, you’d probably laugh - no matter how intimidating the suit. In comic books, on television and in movies, though, when Bruce Wayne arrives in his bat suit, criminals run in fear. Why is that? Batman has a superior reputation, and as a job candidate, you should too.

Modern Day Odyssey – In Search of a Good Mentor

The word ‘mentor’ is derived from the named character in Homer’s epic tale “The Odyssey.” Trusted friend of Odysseus, the king of Ithaca, Mentor also served as friend and counsel to Odysseus' son while Odysseus was away fighting in the Trojan War. Similarly, a current-day mentor guides a lesser experienced person through challenges they’re likely to face. The most effective mentor understands his or her role as a dependable, engaged and authentic adviser tuned into the needs of the mentee.

Twitter: Give Flight to Your Personal Brand

Looking to build your reputation as a leader in your field? Twitter comes in handy for students and professionals wanting to build their personal brand online. It’s critical to begin exploring and building your brand now. Find out how your Twitter skills can enhance your professional future and help your personal brand take flight.

Mobile Job Search - Are You Doing it Wrong?

Today, cellphones are capable of so much more than making a call. They can even help your job search. Checking out jobs using a mobile application, emailing potential employers, updating your LinkedIn profile and conducting an interview on your mobile phone -- these are just a few of the ways cellphones have become integrated into a job search.

Is Job Longevity Dead?

“We have to let you go.” I heard these six words from a senior vice president at the Fortune 500 company where I worked for nearly 10 years. I knew it was coming. My entire department had quit or been laid off in the previous six months. Nevertheless, feelings of disappointment and panic came. Thankfully, my feelings quickly gave way to a clear realization – I needed to upgrade my skills.

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