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Receiving feedback is rarely a fun activity.

Not many of us like to hear the truth that others have noticed our deficiencies and there are things that we need to improve.

However, business author Ken Blanchard says that, “Feedback is the breakfast of champions.”

We do need to hear certain things about ourselves from time to time.  None of us know it all, and having others share their perspective about us can be very helpful.

There are a range of possible responses to being told what we need to work on.  The response that we choose tells us a lot about our mindset and how likely we are to continue on our journey of development.

Here are the five ways we can respond to feedback: Read the rest of this entry »

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A couple of months ago, I wrote about the need to not give up after one failed job interview.

But what happens if you have applied for dozens of jobs without success?

There are many people who have been unemployed for weeks, months, even years and have been rejected too many times to count.

What should you do in those circumstances?

Here are six tips that I hope are helpful:

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