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At the time of writing this post, it is late November and the end of the year is coming quickly.

Many people that I talk to are starting to talk about their Christmas holiday plans and how they’re planning to wind down between now and the end of the year.

However, with more than a month to go, I can’t help but feel that it would be a waste of valuable time to just do the bare minimum over the next few weeks.

In fact, here are three things that you can build for yourself if you commit to finish the year strongly:

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I’m not a wine connoisseur, but I’ve heard of Penfold’s Grange.

People in wine circles talk about it in reverent tones and to have a bottle of Grange in your collection is a badge of honour.  It’s so prized that in 2004 a bottle of the original vintage (1951) sold for just over $50,000.  That’s insane!

It’s rare, it’s world renowned, it ages well and it’s expensive.

We can be that too!

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OK admit it, you’ve entered your name in Google to see what comes up.

Guess what?  An increasing number of employers are doing the same to your name when they receive your application.

A recent survey of American recruiters revealed that 70% of them have rejected a candidate as a result of what they’re found out about them online.

This makes your online presence even more important as it can either help you get a job or butcher your application.

What do you need to think about to assist (and not hold back) your career?

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