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Sep 23, 2012 | Post by: Kathleen Avery Comments Off on A Note About Personal Branding on LinkedIn: What Your “Advance Team” Says About You

A Note About Personal Branding on LinkedIn: What Your “Advance Team” Says About You

Using LinkedIn's Recommendations feature can serve as an incredible "advance team" for your cause. Here's how to make yours standout.

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Jun 07, 2012 | Post by: Kathleen Avery Comments Off on Resurrecting Your Resume

Resurrecting Your Resume

You’ve been working for a number of years at a cool company and it’s been a good run. Maybe you’ve realized recently that it’s time for a change. You pull up the old resume and realize just how long it’s been since you’ve tackled a rewrite. If you’re feeling a

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Mar 01, 2012 | Post by: Kathleen Avery Comments Off on Tour of Duty

Tour of Duty

A few days ago I attended a talk given by Reid Hoffman (Linked In Co-Founder, Greylock Partner) at the Stanford Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders Seminar, where he talked about some of the treatises put forth in his book, The Start Up of You. One particular concept that caught my attention was

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Feb 09, 2012 | Post by: Kathleen Avery Comments Off on Culture or Strategy -What Makes a Good Company Great?

Culture or Strategy -What Makes a Good Company Great?

Whether you’re a CEO, manager, or individual contributor, the culture of your company affects you on a daily basis. It forms your interactions with co-workers, and with customer-facing positions even more so. If one thinks about it, the oh so popular mission statements of the past have been replaced. With

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Jan 09, 2012 | Post by: Kathleen Avery Comments Off on 7 Things Highly Productive People Do

7 Things Highly Productive People Do

Or how to stop saying “Oh look, something shiny” 100 times a day. Most of us spend a fair amount of our time these days multitasking. We believe we’re so much more effective because we can accomplish many things…seemingly all at once. As  it turns out we may be shooting

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Dec 19, 2011 | Post by: Kathleen Avery Comments Off on Sweatworking

Sweatworking

Here’s an idea who’s time has come and a great New Year’s resolution all rolled into one: Sweatworking. All the rage in Manhattan, business professionals are skipping drinks and meals with clients and contacts and instead inviting them to spin class. It can be a terrific way to get on

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Nov 01, 2011 | Post by: Kathleen Avery Comments Off on For Companies and Candidates: 5 Traits to Look for and Cultivate

For Companies and Candidates: 5 Traits to Look for and Cultivate

One of the most rewarding things about providing talent acquisition resources is getting both a macro and micro view of a client’s vision on how to build a killer team. I’m currently working on multiple searches for a red hot start-up in San Francisco, and I love the baseline qualities

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Aug 31, 2011 | Post by: Kathleen Avery Comments Off on We'll Miss You at the Helm, Steve

We'll Miss You at the Helm, Steve

In my universe, it is impossible not to love Steve Jobs. I drank the kool-aid a long time ago, and have wondered at…and purchased…all things Apple ever since. My iPhone and iPad and MacBook and MacPro are all small works of art. When I go into the Apple store…any Apple

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Aug 28, 2011 | Post by: Kathleen Avery Comments Off on If you didn't come to party, don't bother knockin' at the door

If you didn't come to party, don't bother knockin' at the door

Claire Cain Miller of the New York Times recently wrote about the seeming immunity Silicon Valley has to the recent gyrations on Wall Street. Silicon Valley is the land of the eternal optimist…and sometimes believing works really, really well. The twenty- and thirty-somethings in and around San Francisco with big

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Jul 21, 2011 | Post by: Kathleen Avery Comments Off on Google's Secret Sauce

Google's Secret Sauce

The New York Times’ Claire Cain Miller writes about the venture world according to Google. In the article she notes that as Silicon Valley is once again flush with investor dollars looking for that insanely great next play, corporate funds have stepped up their game, with $583 million invested in

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