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A Blog Can Be Great For Your Career
A Blog Can Be Great For Your Career

When people think about blogs, they usually dismiss them as a prehistoric way of getting ideas into the public realm.  Today many people prefer a 140-character tweet to a well thought out, self-published article that takes a lot of work to compose and publicize.

However, when it comes to your career, demonstrating passion for your field is critical.  Writing a blog, which is accessible to recruiters, could be what secures your next big opportunity.  Here are 5 ways writing a blog can benefit your career.

You can establish yourself as a thought leader

Recruiters will expect to see that you have knowledge of your field and show an active interest.  By writing a blog directly related to the professional area in which you want to progress, you can illustrate your interest and your ability to... 

3 Effective Ways to Boost Your Facebook Engagement
3 Effective Ways to Boost Your Facebook Engagement

You may notice a pattern every time you scroll your newsfeed. It starts with a relevant update, then an advertisement, and it doesn’t take long before a video starts auto-playing.

The biggest question on people’s minds when they see this pattern is, “How do I get my content to appear first in everyone else’s newsfeed?”

Here are three things you can start doing now:

 

 

Five things you should do in your first week at a new job
Five things you should do in your first week at a new job

Starting a new job is among the most daunting experiences in our professional lives.  After all, you only get one chance at a first impression.

As well as trying to wrap your head around your new responsibilities, learn the office culture, make friends, and demonstrate your ability, you’re also trying to keep your feet on the ground and build a successful future for yourself.

It is natural to want to keep your head down and not draw attention to yourself, like a mouse among sleeping cats.  This is a mistake!  Here are five things you should do in your first week...

Sutton's Place: Predictions...Plus 10 in the Senate
Sutton's Place: Predictions...Plus 10 in the Senate

As I write this, there is exactly one week left before the 2014 election.  In the spirit of the season, it is time for predictions.
 
Yet rather than make any new predictions, I will simply repeat two predictions about this year’s elections, which I made last year (December 2013 to be exact).
 
Ten months ago I made two bold predictions.  The first was...

Likely Leftist Messaging
Likely Leftist Messaging

In case you're still confused or unsure how the left will approach this year's campaigns, here's an insightful article from the LA Times

Economic populism is the polite way the left phrases their campaign of "who to blame."

Sutton's Place Returns
Sutton's Place Returns

Labor Day marks the end of summer and the return of many special American traditions...children return to school, the football season begins, leaves change color...and Sutton's Place returns from an extended summer hiatus.

The political season is upon us as well.  Rather than an occasional commentary every week or two, Sutton's Place will be very active during the next several weeks.  So expect to see more frequent observations and opinions (at least through Election Day).

Let's start with a discussion of the relatively obscure Democrat primary for Governor in Rhode Island.  Who thought RI's Dem primary would hold a valuable lesson for conservatives?

Check out this op-ed from the Washington Post.  It details the candidacy (and victory) of Gina Raimondo who championed an aggressive restructuring of public sector employee union pensions in RI.

You may recall the attempt to recall Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin, an important campaign which drew our attention.  But on the same day that recall attempt failed, there were two very important referendums in California that deserved our attention as well.

Sutton’s Place: Obama sounds midterm alarms for Democrats
Sutton’s Place: Obama sounds midterm alarms for Democrats

Here’s another Washington Post article (this one from March 12, 2014) which details the left’s strategic plans for 2014. It should come as no surprise to anyone exactly what the left will be doing this year, both politically and legislatively (which is the same thing to the left …remember, as far as the left is concerned, governing is simply politics by other means).  

The left understands that to have an impact on a large enough scale to matter, they need to announce their strategies far and wide. 

SUTTON'S PLACE: A place for current trends in campaign messaging and strategy
SUTTON'S PLACE: A place for current trends in campaign messaging and strategy

Many graduates of Leadership Institute (LI) political training have asked if LI provides any follow up to the sessions on strategy and messaging.  To provide for a way to continue your education in this important area, LI will provide a new feature and service --- an occasional commentary called "Sutton's Place," written by LI's Vice President of Development Steven Sutton, on current campaign messaging and strategy.

Welcome to Sutton's Place...a small slice of campaign strategy and messaging heaven. The purpose of Sutton's Place is to continue the education you received at a Leadership Institute training school.  Hope you find it interesting, educational, and complimentary to your LI training.

 

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