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Thanks, I appreciate the advice. Yet, I think it's unfortunate that any time this kind of career advice is given, the writer doesn't offer examples or elaborates beyond the superficial.

Find ways to make "individual strengths come alive"? I don't know what that means.

That advice is followed by: "If you can weave that information into a relevant story that is anchored by your unique capabilities, you can make a positive, lasting impression (without sounding boastful or awkward)." Of course, if I could do that then maybe I wouldn't need the advice. I don't know how to "weave information into a relevant story," yet I'm not (actually, never) told how. It also assumes that the reader already knows how to effectively tell their "story."

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Sara Canaday is a leadership expert, career strategist and the author of a new book, You -- According to Them: Uncovering the Blind Spots that Impact Your Reputation and Your Career.

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