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Posted April 20, 2015 by

The Top 10 Ingredients For Being An “A Player” In Business (And Life)

Letter A for sign with light bulbs

Letter A for sign with light bulbs. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

What is an A player?

An A Player is someone who is amazing at what they do, creates value for others, and always delivers, both in their careers and at home.

The office ninja who never says “ That’s not in my job description.” Is an A player.

The super job candidate who has to sort through dozens of job offers, and nails every interview is an A player.

The Rockstar Entrepreneur who guides his new company through the growing pains is an A player and there are a million more examples.

If we’re being honest with ourselves not only do we respect and admire A players for their success, we’re also a little bit jealous.

We think “ What’s that guy(or girl) got that I don’t?”

In order for you to unlock your potential, and become an A player, you have to know what it is that makes someone an A player. (more…)

Posted February 17, 2015 by

Who Actually Reads Your College Application Essay?

Ryan Hickey

Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

When it comes to college essays, the most significant point to remember is that the readers are not machines or algorithms looking for specific keywords that will clink together to advance you to the next round. These are academic professionals who have taken on the role of going through thousands of entrance essays (many of them horribly written or at the very least terrifically boring). Give them a break. Make yours a gem. (more…)

Posted July 11, 2014 by

Seeking Your First Entry Level Job? Focus on Your Personal Brand

One way to improve your chances of getting an entry level job is to show what you can bring to the table.  In the following post, learn about creating your own personal brand.

Think of the concept of branding like this: A hiring manager has two different candidates under consideration. All elements being equal: Candidate A: Has general ambition, good potential, skills and grades Candidate B: Has specific ambition demonstrated by two different internships applicable to the role they are interviewing for; They

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Posted May 15, 2014 by

On Recent College Graduate Jobs Where You Need to Manage Your Boss? Tips to Learn this Skill

Young professionals who are not sure how to manage recent college graduate jobs can learn this skill with some tips in the following post.

If you think your work should speak for itself, why are so many famous artists unknown until their death? If you want to be known in this lifetime as a master at your craft, you’ll need to learn how to manage up. You’re probably good at letting others know how great your people are or how wonderful your company

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