Michelle Binkowski

Michelle Binkowski


We are in the business of hiring and can always use advice on how to improve responses to applications.  Here are 6 tips for getting a better response with online applications/job board tools: Make sure your resume and LinkedIn profiles are aligned and filled with keywords in the summary (around 150-200 words hand help a job board categorize you and give recruiters a good picture of your background and expertise. Make sure your resume matches and reflects alignment with the…

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Michelle Binkowski


The warmth and longing for the lingering days of late summer must be savored before embracing the gifts of the fall season. Yes, fall is coming. We are near to the unofficial end of summer when school starts. Can it be that time already? More, please. This is a perfect time to focus on the take-aways from summer. What gifts did summer bring you this year? What did you stuff in your summer “doggy bag?” Here are a few of…

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Michelle Binkowski


What exactly is “transparency?” If you date back to the days with the original Saturday Night Live cast (Steve Martin and Bill Murray), you might recall the skit “What the hell is that?” Seriously, though, this buzz word is showing up in headlines and conversations everywhere, along with the phrase “Join the conversation.” Okay, so let’s join the conversation about transparency for an authentic look at what this all means to us in our modern world. This is the Bing…

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Michelle Binkowski


The following 12 tips have significantly increased my personal effectiveness and productivity. Share what works for you too! 12 game changers at work: Use the 2-minute rule. This is the biggest game changer I have ever employed in my work life for productivity. If something can be done in 2 minutes or less, do it now and do not waste the time of adding it to a task list. I stretch this to 4-minute items and sometimes 10-minute items. It…

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Michelle Binkowski


For many consulting companies working with a particular company that shall remain nameless in Redmond, Washington, the spring months are coupled with a bit more stress and fewer hours of sleep than the rest of the year. Questions lurk in the air until we nail down answers as quickly as possible: Will contracts be renewed? When will we know each client’s budget? Will there be a consolidation? What does our second half of the year look like? Just to name…

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Michelle Binkowski


  On October 1-2 I attended the Brand2global Conference, which focuses on best practices in global branding, global marketing campaigns, and global digital media. New in 2013 and now in its second year, Brand2Global this year took place in London and attracted speakers from Coca Cola, Microsoft, Zipcar, Google, Lenovo, Volvo, Danone, Lego, Nike, KLM, and several others. What’s interesting about Brand2global is that it’s the only and first marketing event which is a user guide on doing digital marketing in…

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Michelle Binkowski


World Pulse is a global media network that is using the power of digital media to connect women on the ground worldwide and bring them a global voice. www.worldpulse.com. Currently the network is connecting more than 60,000 women from 190 countries, including those using internet cafes and cell phones from rural villages – and accelerating their impact as leaders. To expand the reach of their voices, World Pulse trains grassroots women leaders from unheard regions like Bangladesh, Somalia, and the South…

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Michelle Binkowski


The Valente lifestyle starts for me right here at home in Washington. I was not at all surprised when Forbes Magazine recently ranked our home state as America’s best state to make a living in 2014. This is because Washington came in really strong with wages and work environment. And, that is exactly why I love working for Valente! Leveraging these strengths are core to reaching our mission: Providing great people, ensuring successful projects and encouraging joyful lives. We promote…

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