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8 Lessons from Celebrities with Great Personal Brands

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

What do Oprah, Beyoncé, Martha Stewart, LeBron James, Jennifer Aniston, Taylor Swift and Justin Timberlake all have in common? Besides their multi-million-dollar worth, millions of Twitter and Instagram followers, and countless endorsement deals, none of these celebrities need an introduction.
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Saying ‘I’m Sorry’ When You’ve Messed Up at Work

Debra Auerbach, CareerBuilder writer

There are many famous quotes on the topic of failure and how it’s actually a good thing. But when you make a big mistake at work, it’s pretty hard to find the positive in such a negative situation. And reciting famous quotes about failure to your boss is probably not the best way to make amends.
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Work Clothes for Transitional Weather

Debra Auerbach, CareerBuilder writer

It’s autumn, which means – depending on where you live – sometimes it’s mild one day and freezing cold the next. Dressing for work is a guessing game – do you put on a pea coat only to sweat all the way to the office on the overheated bus, or do you wear that dress but freeze while walking to work?

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How to Search for A Job While You Have a Job

Mary Lorenz, CareerBuilder writer

You like your job – you just don’t love it. Or you hate your job, and every minute that ticks by is a minute shaved off your life. Or maybe it’s not the job, but your boss who’s the problem. Whatever the reason, you’ve decided it’s time to move on in search of better opportunities. In a perfect world, you could simply quit your job and vacation in Hawaii until your dream gig becomes available.
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10 Things Your Co-workers do That Make You Want to Quit

Deanna Hartley, CareerBuilder writer

Working day in and day out with the same co-workers is sort of like living with roommates — you share the same space for hours at a time and, unless you’re one of the Real Housewives, you try to create a conflict-free zone that breeds mutual respect and requires compromising.
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How to Talk About Transferable Skills

Matt Tarpey, CareerBuilder writer

Very few career paths are straight lines. They often involve pivots, lateral moves and sometimes even jumps to entirely new industries. Transferable skills – the abilities and experience that may not relate directly to a new position, but that will still prove beneficial to your success – are key to landing any new job, particularly if you’re looking to alter your career trajectory.

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The ‘Dream Team’ of TV Employees

Debra Auerbach, CareerBuilder writer

Do you ever watch one of your favourite TV shows and wish your employees showed as much leadership, dedication or innovative thinking as some of the characters on those shows? Sure, those characters aren’t always the most realistic portrayals of the roles they depict, but what if you could assemble them to make up one super-sized team of employees?
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