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  • Job Hunters: Are You A Winner With Your Words

    Words are powerful. Words bolster, motivate, inspire, and support. On the flip side, words discourage, destroy, devastate. Words can get you hired or fired. Words matter.

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    In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. ~ Robert Frost

    like love words.

    Words build up. Words encourage. Words are powerful. Words bolster, motivate, inspire, and support. On the

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    flip side, words tear down, discourage, destroy, belittle, devastate. Words can get you fired. Words can get you hired. Words comfort, console, compel, and convince. Words matter.

    As a job hunter, I would invite you to carefully consider each and every word you use to speak about yourself and your brand, be it in a phone call, a text, a tweet, an e-mail or a face-to-face conversation. The words you choose are a direct reflection of the brand you represent as a job candidate, colleague, leader, partner, client, and friend.

    Listed below are ’11 words for 2011′ conversations. Which, if any, of these words might you select for interactions with recruiters, hiring managers, network connections or your neighbor next door.

    1. Imagine

    2. No excuses

    3. You deserve

    4. You decide

    5. I get it

    6. Uncompromising integrity

    7. Believe in better

    8. Real-time

    9. The simple truth

    10. Let’s get to work

    11. If you remember one thing

    If you would like to discover additional words to use in 2011, you can read more from Dr. Frank Luntz, the author of Win: The Principles That Take Your Business From Ordinary to Extraordinary.

    Think twice before you speak, because your words and influence will plant the seed of either success or failure in the mind of another. ~Napoleon Hill

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