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Karen Siwak is an award-winning Certified Résumé Strategist, Karen has crafted top calibre career transition packages for thousands of clients. Her specialty is helping people identify and articulate their unique brands and value propositions.

4 Words That Ruin Your Personal Brand

In professional branding, as in product branding, its all about differentiation. Here are four words that can ruin your personal brand.

10 Bad Habits That Can Harm Your Career

When you get lazy or frustrated, you can develop some bad habits that can harm your career. Do any of these habits sound familiar to you?

Interview Questions: What’s Your Greatest Weakness?

Interviews can be nerve-wracking. How do you answer dreaded interview questions like, "What's your greatest weakness?" Here's some advice.

How To Ease The Tension In The Recruitment Process

Having reviewed the complaints from both sides of the hiring table, I can offer these suggestions to ease the disconnect in the recruitment process.

Want To Change Jobs After The Recession? 12 Proactive Tips

Want to change jobs? Prepare for your transition the best way possible. Don't wait to get started. These 12 tips will get you on track.

2 Important Myths About Passion

Start thinking of passion as a way of being a quality you must cultivate. You're only a mindless worker ant if that's how you choose to see yourself.

When It Comes To Networking, Don’t Be A Jack

Some people have a natural ability to network. But for many of us, networking is an acquired art. Sometimes a painfully acquired art.

Don’t Put All Your Eggs In The Social Networking Basket

I love social networking. So, the advice I’m about to give may seem strange coming from me. But here goes. Get off the computer now!

How To Ruin Your Brand At The Press Of A Send Button

Grandma knew the importance of brand management. Do you? Find out how one little mistake can ruin your brand (and how it can hurt your career).

‘Apply with LinkedIn’ App Could Be a Game Changer

Depending on a pricing strategy, the 'Apply with LinkedIn' app has the potential to be a game changer in the recruiting and hiring world.