Author Archives: Jan Marino

Jan Marino

About Jan Marino

Jan is a career management and personal branding expert, speaker, author and founder of High Gain Companies, Inc. Her latest book, ”Take Back Your Career” explains that today’s career game is the ultimate contact sport and the playing field, rules, teams and plays have changed dramatically. Jan can be reached at 630-299-9927 - jan.highgainco@gmail.com or check her out at http://www.linkedin.com/in/janmarino and http://www.takebackyourcareernow.com

Five Things I’ve Learned about Business by Spending Two Weeks in Nebraska

In case geography isn’t your strong suit, Nebraska is a state located in the middle of the US. It’s east of Wyoming, west of Iowa and south of South Dakota It’s known for corn,pigs, soybeans farms and football. Cornhusker stadium … Continue reading

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Six Ways to Keep Your Star Employees

You have star performers on your team. You’ve invested in hiring and training good people and you want return on your investment. According the US Dept. of Labor, the average cost to replace a $60K person is $90K. Please remember … Continue reading

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7 Reasons Why You Need a Strong Network

The “lone wolf” model is out. The days of operating in the business world in your own bubble are gone. Professionals who master networking and building strong networks are valuable because of their connections. You need a team of pros … Continue reading

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The Emerging Business Model – YOU are the product – Part 1

This is the first in a series of five articles about the emerging business model and what it means to you. When I start explaining the emerging business model, people’s eyes glaze over and I’ve lost them before I even … Continue reading

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REINVENT or perish, die, cease, terminate, end, finish, vanish, conclude, exhaust, drain, draw to a close.

If you’re like me, I don’t like to options to “not reinventing”……maybe it’s because I’m the oldest of five and bossy, but these options aren’t for me! I want to continue being vital, involved, committed, vibrant, funny, interesting, sexy and … Continue reading

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Personal Branding Tips

1. Make a difference in the world 2. Use grammar correctly 3. Learn to express yourself concisely 4. Become a great storyteller 5. Remember people’s names 6. Use a firm, welcoming handshake 7. Volunteer to a cause you really care … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Keep Your Positive Attitude During Your Job Search

Looking for a job is one of the most challenging journeys you’ll ever take. Staying positive is essential and difficult. It’s easy to go into a negative place…. you’re stressed because the job search is taking longer than you anticipated; … Continue reading

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Learn to sell yourself: Alex’s Story

Be succinct and show your contribution to the bottom line and you’ll get the job! Join our LinkedIn Group Get Your Personal Branding Video™ Become a Fan on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Job Box Report | Job Search & … Continue reading

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Take The First Step Toward Reinventing Yourself

The most common question I get from clients and readers of my book “Take Back Your Career” is “how do I start to reinvent myself?” Because I’ve been down-sized, right-sized, over-sized and under-sized I know from personal experience exactly where … Continue reading

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Identify your strengths – Lisa’s story

Discover an easy way to pinpoint your strengths so you can become more successful. Join our LinkedIn Group Get Your Personal Branding Video™ Become a Fan on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Job Box Report | Job Search & News … Continue reading

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