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  1. Maureen O'Connell
    LinkedIn released its Workplace Satisfaction Survey recently and it reveals the most fulfilling cities to work and the most fulfilling careers.
    Maureen O'Connell
    Here Are the Most Fulfilling Careers in the U.S.
    www.entrepreneur.com Guess what? They all lend well to...
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  2. ProducerWayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    14/12/2016
    Blow Your Horns
    Blow Your HornsBlow your own horns because no one will do it for you.One of the most important items in your career management arsenal is a bank of quantified success stories that describe your skills and accomplishments in brief, one-line statements. Let’s call...
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    Wayne Yoshida
    19/12/2016 #14 Wayne Yoshida
    #13 Thank you Lisa for sharing this one!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/12/2016 #13 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This is a great buzz @Wayne Yoshida. I love that you used "It's a Wonderful Life," as an example to reflect. There are many of us that have a hard time targeting what our strengths are because many of us do underscore what we do or have done, agree! I love the exercises, very helpful to anyone seeking employment. Thanks for sharing the tips!
    Wayne Yoshida
    16/12/2016 #12 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks for sharing this, @Milos Djukic!
    Wayne Yoshida
    16/12/2016 #11 Wayne Yoshida
    #10 Thanks Phil - and you are right - this technique is useful in many situations, including holiday - family - friends gatherings. Another exercise I suggest is to take the power stories and then simplify them so your grandma would understand what you do for a living. Too many people have a difficult time describing what they do to strangers - so how can people help them if they don't understand what the heck you do?
    Phil Friedman
    15/12/2016 #10 Phil Friedman
    Wayne, excellent article, especially your point about seeing one's working history in terms of outcomes. It will be very useful not only to those seeking employment but to those working on presentations and proposals for contract and consulting work. Cheers!
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/12/2016 #9 Aurorasa Sima
    #6 Absolutely. And imagine you had meeting after meeting. How glad will you be to hear something else than a boring list of qualifications
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/12/2016 #8 Wayne Yoshida
    #4 Thanks for your comment, Michele -- glad you noticed the exercise. This helps people think about what they did in a different way, Many times the one-liner that comes out of the 3 column thing is too long - and can be broken up into more than one "power story."
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/12/2016 #7 Wayne Yoshida
    #3 Glad you like this one, Jan!
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/12/2016 #6 Wayne Yoshida
    #2 Thanks for commenting and sharing, @Aurorasa Sima ! Telling a short story turns you into an interesting human being with proven skills - rather than a cold and desperate job-seeker.
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/12/2016 #5 Wayne Yoshida
    #1 Thanks for your comment, Randy - I agree. This stuff really works, but it is not easy. And I strongly agree a lot of employers these days need to brush up (lack of a better term) on describing expectations.
    Michele Williams
    15/12/2016 #4 Michele Williams
    Includes and exercise to let you get started improving your resume and how you talk about your accomplishments right away!
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    15/12/2016 #3 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Thanks for the advice !!!
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/12/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    Great advice! I love that you put an emphasis on "story". Reference stories are great and even greater when they are not a boring feature description. Shared in Story Seekers®
    Randy Keho
    14/12/2016 #1 Randy Keho
    Spot on, @Wayne Yoshida
    This works. I've had a few interviewers comment that by emphasizing my particular accomplishments they were able to quickly compare them to their needs.
    It also clearly shows what led to my being promoted from one position to the next. Now, if the employers would learn how to clearly present what the position their advertising actually entails, I wouldn't end up wasting my time talking to them.
  3. ProducerPhillip Hubbell

    Phillip Hubbell

    28/04/2016
    The Defining Moment in My Career
    The Defining Moment in My CareerIn 1981, January the 23rd, I was standing on a bridge on the side of Hwy 360 in Texas just south of the town of Krum holding a prism pole for a surveyor who was on the side of the same road about a mile east of me towards Denton. It was windy,...
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    Qamar Ali Khan
    28/04/2016 #2 Qamar Ali Khan
    Wonderful story @Phillip Hubbell! What you did first in your story, I followed you on that and skipped the Physics and thoroughly enjoyed the experience that changed your ways. In the second go, I'll focus on the technical terms you used, and then I may be calling you :-). You provided me the opportunity to know a legend like Dr. Nettleton. Thanks for sharing!
    Chris Spurvey
    28/04/2016 #1 Chris Spurvey
    Fantastic Phillip! Amazing how one moment defined your path.