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Why and How You Should Start Saving for Retirement Before You Hit 35

By | 1 Comment | May 5, 2014

You shouldn’t wait until mid-career to start saving for retirement. Here are eight techniques to help your financial planning. Read »

The Run-Around

Brazen’s Fall Run-Around: Tell Us How You’re Learning a New Skill

By | 4 Comments | October 17, 2013

Write a post about this topic on your blog, and leave the link to that post below in the comments. We’ll share your entry with the Brazen community! Read »

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12 Ideas for Revamping Your Boring Company Blog

By | 8 Comments | October 16, 2013

Even if you work in a “dry, boring” industry, you can still turn your company’s blog into an engaging and audience-capturing platform. Here’s how. Read »

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10 Simple Body Language Tricks That Will Do Wonders For Your Career

By | 7 Comments | October 9, 2013

How you present yourself physically at work can truly help (or hinder) your career. Here’s how to make sure you’re giving off the right signals. Read »

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Break the Email Chains and Finally Empty Your Inbox

By | 4 Comments | October 4, 2013

It’s the first thing you check in the morning and the last thing you check before powering down for the day. And it’s a complete waste of your time and productivity. Read »


4 Tips to Work from Home Like a Pro

By | 5 Comments | September 27, 2013

Staying on track in a home-based job can be challenging. These tips and tools will minimize distractions and maximize productivity. Read »

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How Not to Pass Out During Your Next Public Speaking Gig

By | 6 Comments | September 23, 2013

Speaking in front of strangers — whether during an interview or while presenting to a group of business executives — is a useful skill, no matter where you are in your career. Read »

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How to Ask for What You Want–And Get It

By | 1 Comment | September 19, 2013

Knowing how to ask for want you want–in a way that makes you more likely to get it–is a crucial skill to have in your career toolbox. Here’s a master class on how it’s done. Read »


4 Headline Hacks to Create an Irresistible LinkedIn Profile

By | 48 Comments | September 16, 2013

If the thought of people finding your LinkedIn profile has you cringing, it’s time for a little TLC. Here are a few headline hacks that’ll make you proud to show off your profile. Read »

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How to Find an Extra Hour Every Day to Advance Your Career

By | 13 Comments | August 28, 2013

Find yourself derailed by emails and fire-fighting all day long? Here’s how to make time for the things that really matter for your career. Read »

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12 Ways to Become a Cold Calling Expert

By | 2 Comments | August 14, 2013

Cold calling—no one likes doing it, but that doesn’t mean it has to be awkward and strained. Check out some tips from top business leaders on how to rock a cold call. Read »


Want to Be More Productive? Stop Asking How You Can Be More Productive

By | 1 Comment | July 25, 2013

We all want to be more productive. But it’s hard to achieve when you’re not asking yourself answerable, actionable questions—like these. Read »

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5 Secrets to Learning New Skills More Quickly Than You Ever Thought Possible

By | 11 Comments | July 19, 2013

Think you need to invest 10,000 hours to learn a new skill? Think again. Here’s how to pick up new skills in less than 20 hours. Read »

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3 Aggressive Moves That Will Make You Way More Productive

By | 3 Comments | July 16, 2013

People who can focus more intently don’t just get more things done—they end up being more successful. Here’s how you can limit distractions. Read »