The Magic of Max Major

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With a name like Max Major, you have to be good at something. But it can’t just be any something. It’s gotta be something pretty extraordinary and maybe even a little strange. The 33-year-old DC entrepreneur and forthcoming author of Influence Anyone certainly lives up to his name. A professional mentalist, Major uses a mix of […]
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Where to Drink More Whiskey This Month

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If you’re a bourbon lover, the month of March is for you. In restaurants and bars throughout the city, whiskey is the main ingredient shaking up cocktails crafted by distillery professionals and master bartenders. These artists are teaching classes and hosting whiskey tastings in local hot spots helping to make this traditional cocktail a modern […]
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2 Ways to Master Your Next Phone Interview

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Every day, qualified candidates fall out of the running for good jobs for one petty reason– they suck at answering phone interview questions.  But there’s a very simple formula for winning at phone interviews– and it’s more obvious than you think. Here are the rules: Rule 1 | Only Apply to the Jobs You Want […]
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A Note to Your Future Self

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Your future self has no idea what’s up ahead. Navigating through the high-pressure time of your early professional career can be quite confusing. My journey began when I graduated with my masters in international business in 1982. The economy was poor. And coming from a small town in Upstate New York, city life was daunting […]
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Where To Cry in DC

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As someone who feels free to cry anywhere, from classrooms where I’m teaching to bars where I’m drinking, I’ve become somewhat of an expert on places to cry in public.  Although crying is one of the healthiest and most stress-relieving activities we can employ, it has one of the worst reputations in the emotional expression […]
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The 6 Types of People You Meet in DC

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We have a reputation. If you’ve come across a typical ‘D.C. type’ or overheard a ‘standard D.C. conversation,’ you already know where I’m going with this. Here in Washington, we’re known for our museums, monuments, and being a center of political power. But would you had guessed, we’re known for our people? If you’ve spent […]
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Master The Art of Following-Up

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Following up is an art. If done right, they’ll never forget you. From job hunting to networking, all of your hard work, in the end, comes down to the final move: the follow-up. But what makes a follow-up effective? I argue knowing how to connect with whom is the best way to leave a meaningful […]
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Prep Your Brain for a Morning Workout

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As a busy professional with a job in the federal government, a side hustle, and a social life, I’ve had to get serious about setting up a morning routine that prioritizes fitness.   Over the years, I’ve adopted a schedule of early morning workouts, as I’ve found the only consistently free time I have is […]
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To Get Ahead, You Still Need to Dress Up For Work

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As more employers scale back regulations on what employees wear to work, we happily trade our professional attire for yoga pants and graphic Tees. Corporate offices are in search of that entrepreneurial magic. Translating to a workplace so comfortable and open that it inspires innovation and collaboration. But experts argue that looking professional is not only […]
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