Ron Swanson is a man of few words.  But when he speaks, it’s best to pay close attention.  On a recent episode of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, Swanson offered this piece of advice:

“Never half-ass two things.  Whole-ass one thing.”

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OK I lied.  There aren’t actually 365 reasons that it has been (more than) a year since my last blog post.  It’s the same reason over and over and over.

I’ll give you a hint: She’s about 2 and a half feet tall and loves to say “dada”.

And since I might not show up here for quite some time again, a quick note on personal branding.  Building a personal brand is important for almost everyone today.  It’s especially important for those searching for a new or different job.

But, keep in mind that your personal brand isn’t perishable.  A year with no activity and Google still remembers who I am.  So do the real connections I formed through blogging, social media, etc.

So start every day at the top of your priority list.  If that’s building a personal brand – awesome.  But if it isn’t, don’t lose sight of what’s really important.

And with that, here’s baby Lola and what she’s been up to during her first year.

The following is a guest article by Joshua Waldman of careerenlightenment.com.  Enjoy the article and check out Joshua’s site for tons of additional tools and resources.

There isn’t much of a choice. People who deny they have a personal brand simply end up with a very bad one and struggle with their careers. But people who proactively manage it are ahead of the game.

I was at a Project Manager’s networking event the other night. I noticed something about them that I noticed about many other job seekers… they were technical, to the point, but not necessarily comfortable networking. Let’s just say they were more introverted than other groups I’ve spoken for. Sure, these qualities can be great assets; they get their jobs done, don’t let emotions get in the way of delivery, and don’t waste time.

But these skills don’t necessarily translate well in a job search.

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The following is a guest article by Joseph Gustav of Pounding the Pavement.  Enjoy!

There are some situations that employees dread: the evil necessities. These situations are uncomfortable for many people because one has to assert oneself and often do so to authority figures. However, they are necessary to get what you want, need, and deserve as an employee. Here are some of the most common awkward work situations and how to approach them with confidence — and handle them professionally. [Click to keep reading…]

Sunday Scoop: How to be Awesome and More

10.24.2010
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The week’s best articles from around the web on how to build a personal brand that truly stands out from the pack.

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7 Tips for Personal Branding in a Socially Networked World

10.16.2010
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Your personal brand separates you from the nameless masses. Do you have a social networking strategy to promote your personal trademark?

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Sunday Scoop: Birthday Cake Edition

10.10.2010
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The week’s best articles from around the web on how to build a personal brand that truly stands out from the pack.

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Sunday Scoop: How to Build a Personal Brand in 2011 and More

10.03.2010
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Scouring the web for great personal branding articles? Look no further, here are this week’s five best.

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Sunday Scoop: How to Defeat Justin Bieber and More

09.26.2010
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This week’s recap includes an instruction manual for taking on the metaphorical Justin Bieber that might be haunting your blog.

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The Lady Gaga Rule of Social Networking

09.21.2010
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Want to build a social network as powerful as Lady Gaga’s? This simple social networking lesson is sure to do the trick.

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