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  • Executive Job Interviews and Money: The Secret to Landing Bigger Job Offers

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford - The Career Artisan
    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    Do you want a simple yet powerful way to secure bigger job offers? It all starts in the interview, when the salary discussion is initiated. If the topic of money arises in your first interview or in a phone interview, and you give up to much information – such as how much you made in […]
  • 3 Signs You’re Sabotaging Your Job Search
    Jessica Holbrook Hernandez
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    I talk to a lot of people who have gone through a job transition during the last few years. Although most people agree both the economy and job market are tough right now, I sometimes wonder if people really grasp just how challenging things are for a lot of people. Could you be sabotaging your job search? Related: Is Your Credit Score Hurting Your Job Search? Signs You’re Sabotaging Your Job Search There are some common themes among those who seem to be sabotaging their own job searches: You Think You Can Do It Alone It amazes me how many people have been out there looking for a job for…
  • How to tell if it’s a good job or bad job

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    Penelope Trunk
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:47 pm
    Many of the coaching sessions I do center around a single question: is it time to switch careers? What I’ve found is that in most cases, the answer is no, it is not time to switch careers. Here’s why: We are absolutely terrible at predicting what we will like to do in our careers, and we overestimate how much we’ll like a new career. We learn best from trial and error. However we are naturally risk averse and we hate to fail, so we’re constantly trying to make intelligent decisions in an attempt to avoid the errors in trial and error. You have to be okay with…
  • How Leaders Can Get People to Tell the Truth

    Great Leadership
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Guest post from Peter Romary:Harry S. Truman once said, “My definition of a leader . . . is a man who can persuade people to do what they don’t want to do, or do what they’re too lazy to do, and like it.” If we can be generous enough to overlook the sexist element of that quote, and disregard for a moment the notion of labeling anyone as “lazy,” we can learn a lot from the crux of Mr. Truman’s insight. We can even learn the secret behind a skill that any leader would do well to master: getting people to tell the truth.If a leader is someone who can persuade others to do what…
  • Job Interviews: To Tell the Truth

    Career Hub
    28 Feb 2015 | 11:28 am
    Are you watching "The Bachelor?" I haven't watched it for years until a couple of weeks ago when I stumbled upon a television scene that looked remarkably like Des Moines, Iowa and lo and behold – it was! Then I...
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    Penelope Trunk Careers

  • How to tell if it’s a good job or bad job

    Penelope Trunk
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:47 pm
    Many of the coaching sessions I do center around a single question: is it time to switch careers? What I’ve found is that in most cases, the answer is no, it is not time to switch careers. Here’s why: We are absolutely terrible at predicting what we will like to do in our careers, and we overestimate how much we’ll like a new career. We learn best from trial and error. However we are naturally risk averse and we hate to fail, so we’re constantly trying to make intelligent decisions in an attempt to avoid the errors in trial and error. You have to be okay with…
  • What leadership will look like when Generation Z takes over (and I love Pope Francis)

    Penelope Trunk
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:35 am
    If you want to understand Generation Z (born in the 200o’s), take a look at Pope Francis. He is not just a new pope. He is revolutionizing the Vatican in a way that generation Z is likely to revolutionize secular institutions. For those of you who are not following Pope Francis, you should. He is so cool he makes me want to give money to the Catholic church. He is a Gen Z mascot. Francis was not trained to be a powerful man. He is honest, for one thing, and no one trains for power through honesty. But also, he wants simply to do good for people and keep the Church healthy and…
  • Career news that will make you happy right now

    Penelope Trunk
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:28 am
    Most of the time on this blog I focus on bursting bubbles. I deliver bad news about finding a spouse, choosing a career and earning money. But the thing that really keeps me going as a career adviser is the good news. My career has saved me so many times that I think of career advice as a sort of trousseau that you draw on to make life more livable. Or, for those of us who are way past trousseau time, career advice is a way to gain equilibrium in our lives after we’ve completely given up on the preposterous idea of work-life balance. Which is why I have collected a bunch of tidbits…
  • Kids who quit have stronger careers

    Penelope Trunk
    7 Mar 2015 | 5:38 pm
    Educated parents have their kids in an average of five hours of activities per week. That’s a lot of driving around to swimming lessons and dance classes, so I understand why people think it’s important to stick with this stuff. I’m like that, too. I drive 20 hours a week to my kids’ music lessons. But I still say that if you want to raise a really successful child, you should let them quit things. Often.  1. You learn to know what you like. If you have to do something whether or not you like it, then you don’t have to do the hard thinking about how much you actually like it.
  • How to not self-destruct

    Penelope Trunk
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:51 pm
    A famous person emailed me to ask about personality type. I don’t get a lot of emails from famous people. But I do get some. Like, when Melissa was being an executive assistant to billionaires, I was Melissa’s reference. I could write fifty posts about giving those references, actually, because I was like, “Don’t hire Melissa, because she’ll quit. She can’t work for anyone for more than a year.” But the thing about famous people is they think they are different. Well, I mean, they are different. They are famous, right? So they think the rules of working with Melissa…
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    On the Job by Anita Bruzzese

  • Here's What Managers are Doing Wrong When Trying to Implement Change

    25 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    No organization these days can afford to ignore the fact that change has become a permanent part of the business landscape. Those who are not prepared to transform quicklymay find themselves left behind.But research finds that even when organizations embrace change management, they’re falling short. Specifically, a study by the Katzenbach Center at Strategy& (formerly Booz & Co.) found that 48% of change initiatives fail because companies lack the skills to ensure that change can be sustained over time.Further, the study found that only 54% of major change…
  • 85% of Managers are Looking for This

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:25 am
    Recently I received an interesting study from Instructure that showed:85% of managers place the highest emphasis on hiring candidates with fundamental skills like attitude and hard work.When hiring, 79% of managers said that prestigious schooling was the LEAST important consideration, and only 40% emphasize trade skills.Only 8% of managers say millennials are very prepared to contribute immediately at work.I think this is a wake-up call for anyone searching for a job, but especially for young people. You might have a spanking new degree from a school that has left you (or your parents) in…
  • 5 Things New Leaders Say That Employees Hate

    19 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
    Young leaders are faced with numerous challenges, but perhaps none are greater than learning to communicate and connect with employees. If they fail in those areas, they may find their teams underperforming and their own careers in jeopardy. Consider these points from Gallup and Edelman:High-performance managers know what employees are working on and don’t take a “laissez faire approach to management”.Employees who believe their managers are ignoring them are 15 times more likely to be actively disengaged than engaged.Effective communication with employees is…
  • 5 Things to Never Say in a First Job Interview

    16 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    Blogs, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter provide forums to share our thoughts on a daily basis. We might complain about the rotten weather, how long we had to stand in line to get coffee or the dog that barked all night and kept us awake.But when it comes to interviewing, you need to be more careful in what you choose to say because what your followers on Twitter may see as a funny rant against a slow barista comes across as whiny and immature to a hiring manager.Employers want employees who will be positive, and are willing to overcome any obstacle with a can-do attitude. If you come across as…
  • 5 Reasons Millennials Want to Quit -- and How to Make Them Want to Stay

    11 Mar 2015 | 6:18 am
    A recent Gallup survey found that 28.9% of millennials (age 18 to 34) are disengaged. The reason? Many faced a difficult economy when they graduated from college, forcing them to take jobs that didn’t necessarily use their talents and strengths.The problem for employers is that as the economy improves and hiring picks up, millennials may be wooed away to other companies. In addition, a new Accountemps survey finds that 57% of millennials believe that changing jobs often is good for your career. Since replacing an employee can cost $15,000 to $25,000 per worker, according…
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    Brazen Careerist

  • Accepting a Job Offer: Before Saying Yes to a High Salary, Consider This

    Michelle Kruse
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Maybe you were looking for a new job, maybe you weren’t. In either case, you suddenly find yourself staring at an offer letter that includes a salary much higher than you expected. Instantly, thoughts of a fancy new car and bigger house begin to race through your head. You could finally afford that purse that everyone seems to carry, or that new suit from the Italian designer whose name you can’t pronounce. As fun as it is to fantasize, it’s important to shake those visions from your retinas and return to reality before deciding on your next move. Accepting a new position based on the…
  • Why This Company President Wrote an Apology to Mothers Everywhere

    Susan Shain
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Have you ever judged a co-worker for being a mother? Perhaps you silently second-guessed her ability to perform her duties, or her dedication to the company. Katharine Zaleski certainly did. And only once she became a mother herself did she realize the destructive nature of her behavior. In a recent essay for Fortune, this entrepreneur publicly apologized to the mothers she used to work with. “For mothers in the workplace, it’s death by a thousand cuts – and sometimes it’s other women holding the knives. I didn’t realize this – or how horrible I’d been – until five years…
  • Business Development Jobs: This Hot Career Pays An Average of $95,000

    Kristen Pope
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    If your business offers a service, from accounting to web design, your most important business task is bringing in clients. But how do you find those clients? That’s where the fast-growing field of business development comes in. A business development professional is someone whose primary responsibility is generating business for their organization. This category of professional used to be lumped in with sales and marketing pros, but now business development pros are focusing on recruiting new clients while marketing gurus are focusing on branding and internal and external…
  • 5 Fun Ways to Get to Know Your Colleagues, So You Can Be Happier at Work

    John Tabis
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    You probably spend a lot of time with your colleagues. In fact, most people spend more time with their coworkers than with their families, a report from Globoforce found. Despite the amount of time you spend with coworkers, you likely only see the side of their personality that they allow you to see. Right or wrong, we evaluate others based on first impressions and surface tension. If we don’t make an effort to know them better, we may end up misjudging the folks around us. Think about the coworker you don’t understand, have a difficult time working with, or simply don’t like. They may…
  • Work From Home: 10 Tips for Being Super Productive Outside the Office

    Jodie Hebbard
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    Have you just started working from home? Whether you’re a corporate executive or freelance entrepreneur, there are many benefits of working from home: the freedom and flexibility to make your own schedule, the time saved from water cooler distractions, and of course, the dreaded commute. Companies are also now recognizing the financial benefits of allowing employees the option of working from home, like reduced turnover and higher engagement. I spent the last four years of my corporate career working from home part time. When I transitioned to becoming an entrepreneur and working for…
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  • Women Who Put Work First Are Workaholics

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:42 pm
    Gals! We are damned if we do and damned if we don’t. If you put kids before your work your career suffers. If you put work before you kids your good-mommy status suffers. Case in point, a few weeks back the CFO of Google quit, ostensibly to get more work-life fit. He spent years bypassing his family but finally had a come to Jesus moment and quit his job to make his wife happy. Well, Google has found a replacement, and guess what one of the top tech sites — Mashable — says about the new financial chief: “Google’s CFO left the job for work-life balance, so they…
  • Are Online Degrees Worth It Now?

    6 Feb 2015 | 4:38 am
    There were several ads for online education outfits on the radio this morning, and it got me thinking about a brief item I heard on the news last week about a new study on online learning. Unfortunately, it didn’t get a lot of play in mass media so I thought I should share the findings with you here. It’s not great news for online degrees. A study by Babson Survey Research Group found: Only 28.0% of academic leaders say that their faculty accept the “value and legitimacy of online education.” And as for your job search, hiring managers aren’t all that big on online…
  • Leaders Take Time Off for Children. What About the Rest of Us?

    1 Feb 2015 | 6:25 pm
    When high-profile dads take time off for family, or at least say that’s the reason, a host of headlines typically follow. It’s big news when a head honcho makes such a decision. Case in point, Starbucks chief operating officer Troy Alstead. He plans to devote “the next year” to his wife and children, “to give them my dedicated time and attention,” according to a recent article in The Seattle Times about the executive deciding to take a year off without pay. But there are many dads and moms out there who don’t have the luxury to take a year—or even a week—off to spend…
  • State of the Union: Employee Equity Highlights

    21 Jan 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Just in case you missed President Obama’s speech last night. Leveling the playing field for all employees was a big part of his State of the Union address, everything from equal pay for women to mandated paid sick time. Here are the highlights:
  • Surprise? CEO Encourages Women Not To Ask For Raise

    10 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    Why is everyone surprised that a CEO is discouraging people from asking for raises? The goal of today’s top executives is to keep costs down while enriching themselves. This has been the case for three decades now. They don’t want to pay out raises. The CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, told a conference filled with women and focused on women that: “It’s not really about asking for the raise,” Nadella told the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference, held in Phoenix, “but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the…
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    David Zinger - Employee Engagement Speaker

  • Employee Engagement in Doha: Geometry and Sun Light

    David Zinger
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:55 pm
    I am currently in Doha, Qatar to work on employee engagement. I strive to be influenced by the sights, feel, geography and architecture of wherever I am working. Flying to Qatar from Montreal I watched a brilliant video about I. M Pei and his architectural design and work on the magnificent Museum of Islamic Art by the Doha Corniche. Creative commons Image by Jan Smith (Flickr)   I was very impressed with the spirit, enthusiasm, smiles, discipline, and demands I. M. Pei had for this project. Two themes really stood out for me with some metaphoric parallels for…
  • Employee Engagement: One Big Idea from One Little Book

    David Zinger
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:13 am
    Employee Engagement: A Little Book of Big Ideas by Jasmine Gartner (Book Review) Reading time = 2 minutes and 45 seconds Susan, my wife, accused me of trying to maim her with tennis balls during our vacation in Punta Cana last week. We played tennis at six o’clock every night. It seemed like the perfect antidote before our evening assault on the all-inclusive buffet line. Susan played on the side facing the setting sun and was blindly assailed by my lob shots. Finding shelter and solace in relationship she engaged in a dialogue with the couple playing beside us about the…
  • One Small Step For Work: One Giant Step for Employee Engagement

    David Zinger
    16 Mar 2015 | 1:03 am
    Get a small win and keep on going Reading time = one small minute I have been advocating for the importance of small, simple, strategics, significant and sustainable behavioral actions as a key in employee engagement for the past 5 years. I also think we fail to focus enough on the impact of progress and setbacks on work, workers, and engagement. Small progress is significant and even small setbacks can disengage. I encourage you to view this short slide presentation from Daniel Goleman in support of Teresa Amabile’s work on progress. I have been very focused on progress and…
  • Employee Engagement: Chop Wood, Fetch Water

    David Zinger
    13 Mar 2015 | 12:21 pm
    Without engagement: chop wood, fetch water. With engagement: chop wood, fetch water. First one drains next one flows. — David Zinger (@davidzinger) March 13, 2015
  • 15 Great Employee Engagement and Work Cartoons You Can Use

    David Zinger
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:19 am
    15 Work Cartoons to Make Your Day My friend and resident Employee Engagement Network cartoonist, John Junson has created an e-book with 15 free cartoons that you can use for work. Pass it along to a colleague. Use it in a presentation. Pin one cartoon to your wall or cubicle. Choose one a month and put it in your newsletter. Stress is a staff infection and humour is contagious so use the humor here to fight stress at work. If you would like to download a PDF of this book click on the image above or, click here. Here is a slide presentation of the cartoons for quick viewing: David Zinger is…
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    All Things Workplace

  • 5 Tips Leaders Can Use Today

    Steve Roesler
    23 Mar 2015 | 3:21 am
    One of the benefits of working with lots of leaders in many different organizations is the chance to see what really works, regardless of the individual personality or industry.  So, here are: 5 Tips That Make A Difference 1. Leading starts with clarity. The time that a leader spends getting clear about what needs to be done will pay off in quickly-focused effort as a result of increased understanding.  When things aren't clear, the day doesn't  go well. Minds and bodies gravitate toward something that does seem clear. The world abhors a vacuum. When a vacuum is created, people will…
  • How Culture Impacts Perception

    Steve Roesler
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:27 am
    Re-published by request. Clear-thinking people everywhere acknowledge that it's easy for two people to see the same situation very differently.  In a world where we increasingly work across time zones and cultures, this would have even greater meaning if perceptions were influenced by one's culture. While those of us who work globally may have experienced--and thought about-- the inherent reality of these perceptive differences, Canadian and Japanese researchers  have confirmed some very specific distinctions. When East Doesn't Meet West According to the study: Researchers showed Japanese…
  • Leaders Connect Visually

    Steve Roesler
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:27 am
    Influential people create compelling images. But of what? Of the benefits those around them will gain from the ideas they propose. They take time to let us know what we'll see, hear, and feel. You can do this, too. Take time to choose words that create pictures, sounds, and feelings that will make your ideas connect in different ways all at once. For example: "Using this plan offers clear benefits that are in total harmony with our goals and will have an impact on customer satisfaction." In one sentence, you've touched the visual, auditory, and feeling senses of your listeners. It's…
  • Consistency and Trust

    Steve Roesler
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:09 am
    "Who you are speaks so loudly I can't hear what you say." That line was spoken by an associate to a speaker at a recent business business event we attended. The interaction between the speaker and the audience was totally out of sync with what he was professing. The result: Great words, no credibility. A few attendees even referred to him later as a "liar." Not good for his business. Consistency We communicate through our actions, not just our words. Which policies you decide to enforce or ignore, what you say and don't say, what you reward and what you punish, what you fund and what you…
  • Coaching Your People?: Manage Risks

    Steve Roesler
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:32 am
    We all want to stretch the capabilities of our team members. At the same time, think about minimizing failure when someone has a "stretch" goal with high risk attached. Any high risk goal can damage your reputation, your staff member, and even the organization.  Manage risks by discussing the actions your person plans to implement. Then, monitor the results and agree on frequent reviews to catch anything that needs adjusting before things get "off track." Stretch goals are great confidence builders for everyone involved; they also require more follow up conversations than low risk goals. …
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    Jon Gordon's Blog » Jon Gordon's Blog | Developing Positive Leaders, Organizations and Teams

  • EntreLeadership Podcast – Developing Culture

    Jon Gordon
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:02 am
    I was recently interviewed on Dave Ramsey’s EntreLeadership Podcast where we talked about developing culture. You Can Listen Here
  • Are you a Shark or a Goldfish?

    Jon Gordon
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:47 am
    If you are facing a challenge and anxious about your situation, I know how you feel. I lost my job in 2001 during the bust. The company was losing money faster than we could raise it and eventually the company sank faster than the Titanic. I thought it was the worst event of my life. I was two months away from being bankrupt. I had a wife, two young children, a mortgage, no health insurance, and very little savings. I was a paycheck away from losing it all. It sounds bad. It felt bad. At the time it was bad. But one day I decided that I wasn’t going to let this challenge take me…
  • Power of Appreciation

    Jon Gordon
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:36 am
    For years I searched for my 9th grade lacrosse coach, Tony Caiazza. Little did I know I was simply spelling his name wrong and that’s why I couldn’t find him. When Coach John Brubaker, a fellow writer and speaker, found his information for me, I sent Tony this email.   Are you the Tony Caiazza who coached at Smithtown East? If you are, you changed my life and I just want to say thank you!   His response:   Yes I am. I coached some Great teams & athletes at Smithtown East! Please share more with me!!!!   I responded with this email.   Tony, you…
  • 11 Thoughts About Teamwork

    Jon Gordon
    16 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    1. Teams rise and fall on culture, leadership, relationships, attitude and effort. Great teams have a great culture driven by great leadership. Relationships are meaningful and teammates are connected. The collective attitude is very positive and everyone on the team works hard to accomplish their mission. 2. It’s all about teamwork. Sometimes you are the star and sometimes you help the star. 3. If want to be truly great you have to work as hard to be a great teammate as you do to be a great player. I tell this to athletes all the time but the same is true for any profession. When we…
  • Ways to Build Trust

    Jon Gordon
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:35 am
    In my book Soup I discussed how trust is one of the essential ingredients to build a great relationship, winning team and culture of greatness. Without trust you can’t have engaged relationships and without engaged relationships you won’t be a successful leader, manager, sales person, team member, principal, teacher, nurse, coach, etc. In this spirit I wanted to share some thoughts about how we can build the trust that is essential for great relationships. Many of the suggestions you are already know. Many ideas I share are common sense. However, I’ve found that so often…
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • The New Conscious Heart Workshop

    Steve Pavlina
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:55 pm
    I’m happy to announce that we’re now taking registrations for a new 3-day workshop: The Conscious Heart Workshop. Since this workshop is very unique, I decided to create a video to tell you all about it. So please watch the video to learn about CHW and to decide if you want to be there. Here are the basic details, so you can mark your calendar: Location: Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas (group discount rate on hotel rooms available till April 28) Dates: May 29-31, 2015 (Fri – Sun) Cost: $497 with the early bird discount (until April 29) and $597 thereafter We…
  • Fatal Dating Mistakes

    Steve Pavlina
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:12 am
    Did you ever make a foolish mistake and screw up an otherwise good connection with someone you were attracted to? Maybe you made the mistake during your approach. You said or did the wrong thing at the wrong time and killed your chances. Or perhaps it happened during a date. Everything was going okay up to a certain point, and then you hit a snag, and you could just tell that you made the wrong decision. Game over. Or did it happen later? Maybe things were going well for a while. Then you made that one fatal error — that moment of poor judgment — and the connection died then and…
  • Make People Feel Good

    Steve Pavlina
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:56 am
    A simple way to enjoy a happier and more abundant social life is to put some effort into making people feel good. Many people get so caught up thinking they have to rack up some accomplishments, get into better shape, become a person of high value, and more — just to give themselves permission to reach out and connect with others. None of that is necessary. That’s putting the focus on yourself, where you’ll only swirl around in endless circles of self-doubt. You’ll never feel prepared with that approach. You’ll never be done. You’ll just keep coming up…
  • The Responsible Rebel

    Steve Pavlina
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:31 am
    When you make a decision that goes against the grain of the prevailing social pressure in your life, such as by quitting your job to start your own business, there’s a tendency to think of yourself as being rebellious, independent, willful, or just plain different. Other people may label you thusly, so you might start applying such labels to yourself as well. Be careful with this type of thinking though. It could have unwanted side effects if you go too far with it. If you’re willful and independent, does that mean you always have to work alone? Does that mean you’ll…
  • Project Hugfest

    Steve Pavlina
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    In the final afternoon of the Conscious Life Workshop in August 2014, I gave the group of 125 attendees a special challenge — to come up with a co-creative project that would provide value to others and that we could all do together in about 90 minutes. I played facilitator and referee during this time, but the group was responsible for coming up with their own idea and then implementing it. After about 30 minutes of brainstorming and many rounds of voting, they settled on doing a massive hugfest on Fremont Street in Downtown Vegas, which was within easy walking distance from our…
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  • Groggy and Productive

    28 Mar 2015 | 8:36 am
    I awoke at 3 a.m. Read a bit about French politics in the Thirties. Thought that would put me to sleep but it didn't. When you are reading about people who are more worried about legislating a two week vacation requirement than about the Nazis, that can get the heart pumping. I could hear the dog thrashing about, rearranging her bed on the floor, no doubt wondering about the sanity of her owner. I'd had a dream in which there were conversations with Nelson Rockefeller and then Richard Burton. I wanted to fall back to sleep so I could find out what Burton had to say. We were in a bar.Since I…
  • United States War Mobilizations

    28 Mar 2015 | 6:30 am
    Some very interesting statistics from the Bureau of the Census on military manpower:1860 (Union only): 27,0001865 (Union only): 1 million1916: 180,000 1918: 2.9 million1939: 334,0001945: 12 million
  • A Prevention Mentality

    28 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Having studied and taught crisis management workshops over the years, I've noticed a benefit and a drawback to being immersed in that topic. The benefit is obvious: you understand how crises develop and the stages for handling and, you hope, preventing them.The drawback is you can become a tad too sensitive to potential problems. At least, some of us can. Richard Nixon wrote a very good book, Six Crises, prior to becoming president and that didn't keep him from jumping chin-deep into an alligator-filled swamp a few years later. But the myopia of The Man From Whittier was the exception. Study…
  • Raymond Chandler Saturday

    28 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    The first time I ever saw Larry Batzel he was drunk outside Sardi's in a secondhand Rolls-Royce. There was a tall blonde with him who had eyes you wouldn't forget. I helped her argue him out from under the wheel so that she could drive.Read the rest of "The Curtain" here.
  • Quote of the Day

    28 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    In dreams begins responsibility. - William Butler Yeats
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  • About Gigaom

    Gigaom Management
    9 Mar 2015 | 5:57 pm
    A brief note on our company Gigaom recently became unable to pay its creditors in full at this time. As a result, the company is working with its creditors that have rights to all of the company’s assets as their collateral. All operations have ceased. We […] About Gigaom originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Fear, food and the internet of things at SXSW

    Stacey Higginbotham
    9 Mar 2015 | 4:19 pm
    Unfortunate timing means I’ll miss a huge chunk of this year’s South by Southwest Interactive festival happening in my hometown of Austin, Texas this year. I’m both saddened a bit relieved since it is my 14th year attending the festival, and it will be a nice […] Fear, food and the internet of things at SXSW originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Apple’s take on the smartwatch: Elegant evolution

    Kevin C. Tofel
    9 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    After attending the “Spring Forward” event to get all of the remaining Apple Watch details and then getting some hands-on time with the device, I walked away with mixed emotions. On the one hand, debuted a polished product that was very responsive in my use. On […] Apple’s take on the smartwatch: Elegant evolution originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Apple Pay on the wrist: How Apple’s watch gets around the ID problem

    Kevin Fitchard
    9 Mar 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Apple only gave a fleeting demo of how contactless payments would work on its new Apple Watch at its Spring Forward event on Monday, but it was an impressive one. You select a card from Passbook in the watch interface and then tap the wearable device […] Apple Pay on the wrist: How Apple’s watch gets around the ID problem originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • All you need to know about HBO’s new HBO Now streaming service

    Janko Roettgers
    9 Mar 2015 | 2:57 pm
    HBO Now is almost here: HBO officially announced plans to launch its online-only streaming service dubbed HBO Now during Apple’s spring event Monday, and promptly managed to confuse everyone with an exclusive that isn’t quite exclusive and a price that’s not set in stone. Time to […] All you need to know about HBO’s new HBO Now streaming service originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
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    The HR Capitalist

  • March Madness Star From Xavier Also Uber Driver...

    Kris Dunn
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:15 am
    Need a workplace connection to the NCAA Tourney/March Madness?  Look no further than Xavier's Matt Stainbrook, who also moonlights as a Uber driver.   Cool story, bro.  More from ESPN:  "Since he started in September, Matt has chauffeured students in the wee hours leaving bars, and older couples heading out to a quiet dinner. Some know who he is -- "The best comment I ever got was, 'Good driver, better hook shot'" -- and some do and pretend they don't, surreptitiously trying to take pictures from the backseat; some have no idea; and some ask because…
  • NICE: Double Space in Docs Now Being Used for Age Discrimination

    Kris Dunn
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:34 am
    Didn't see this late last year - maybe you did.  More from Career Counselor Marc Miller, via Lifehacker: "I am going to go out a limb and declare that putting two spaces after a period is obsolete. It is how most of us were taught to type on a typewriter. Therefore, most of us who do this (I have taught myself to stop putting two spaces after a period and it was hard) are over 50 years of age. Over the years, I have heard that this has been used as a method of screening out older candidates." I'm into my 40's, and it's a natural thing for me to do two spaces.
  • Why LinkedIn and Trivia Crack Tell You All You Need to Know About Gamification in HR...

    Kris Dunn
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:56 am
    I had the pleasure of being a gamification panelist on a Meridian Global (a great Learning Management System, check them out) L&D Hangout.  Had a good time, take a view/listen below (email subscribers, click through to the site if you can't see the video below). Gamification and HR?  Learn all the lessons you need to know from LinkedIn and Trivia Crack.  Take a listen and we'll tell you why on this Google Hangout!
  • ASK THE CAPITALIST: Are HR Pros with MBAs Special Anymore?

    Kris Dunn
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:15 am
    Kris- Clicked your new profile photo to check it out - I like it! Would love to know your opinion on a trend I am seeing as I'm screening HR Director candidates...  I used to encourage HR undergrads to pursue their MBA instead of a Masters in HR. I felt it held more value for businesses and was a tough program that would advance them in ways a specialized degree couldn't. I am shocked at the number of candidates I am seeing with an MBA and MA in HR. The result for me is I am losing respect for the MBA! I mean, if sooo many people can get one, is it really a tough program? Does…
  • Great Moments In Interviewing As a Candidate: The +1 Strategy..

    Kris Dunn
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:54 am
    I'm on record as saying that you should let the person interviewing you for a job talk as much as they want. Basically, it works like this- the more your interviewer talks, the more she's going to feel LIKE IT WENT ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC.   Sure, she talked 90% of the time.  You did the head nod and appeared pliable.  That's the sign of a great hire for most managers!!  Whether they know it or not... Let them talk if they want to talk - PS, hiring managers- you job is to get your airtime down to 20% of the interview - do more than that and you're just waxing poetic…
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    Evil HR Lady

  • 5 Ways to Evaluate MOOCs on a Resume

    Evil HR Lady
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:49 am
    Guillaume Dumas, a 28-year-old Canadian, made headlines recently when he announced that he had obtained an Ivy League education for free by sneaking in to classes at prestigious universities. His story — coupled with the skyrocketing costs of a college education — raised serious doubts about the value of a diploma. With tuition costs rising and more than a trillion dollars of student debt in America, alternate routes to achieving a top-tier education are increasingly attractive. The big question for HR: Should we start worrying less about an applicant’s degree and more about the…
  • Can you fire a pregnant employee?

    Evil HR Lady
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:12 am
    I was an assistant manager at a restaurant in California. I’m pregnant and have noticed that my general manager began treating me strangely. Then they promoted an employee to be assistant manager, then another day a new person was hired as assistant manager, making 3 assistant managers! The same day the new assistant manager began working, I was dismissed from work for the rest of the day for performance issues. He removed me from my scheduled shifts, giving me less work. I even complained to the owner over the phone to ask him why I was being told to leave work. I also gave official…
  • 15 True Tales of Job Interview Embarrassment

    Evil HR Lady
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    Job interviews are often awful–even when we do well. Sometimes, though, we torpedo our own chances by opening our own mouths. Here are 20 true stories of interviews gone wrong: When honesty is not the best policy 1. I once interviewed for a job as a diversity trainer. “Why do you want the job?” they asked. “Well, I’ve hated every diversity training I’ve ever been to.” I went on to explain why that was relevant, but I had already talked myself out of a job. 2. The first interview I ever had was at McDonald’s when I was 16. When asked, “Can…
  • 20 Embarrassing Things Never to Say in a Job Interview

    Evil HR Lady
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:32 am
    We all have to do job interviews–either as the candidate or as the boss interviewing candidates. (We’ve all been the candidate at one time or another, regardless of where we sit now.) Lots of different topics come up in job interviews, and conversations go all over the place, but there are 20 words and phrases that should never, ever, come out of your mouth. 1. Retarded. You may have grown up in the era where saying, “That’s so retarded” simply meant something was silly or dumb. For instance, “Mom says I can’t go to the prom because I failed…
  • Will this go on my permanent record?

    Evil HR Lady
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:51 am
    I was reading your article and had a few questions in regards to larger companies. What happens after the company has fired the accused? Are legal charges ever brought up? What if the accused was fired but didn’t actually commit the harassment? Does it go on a public record? Your teachers liked to threaten students with putting things on their “permanent” records, but we all know that wasn’t permanent. After all, I doubt Lowell Elementary school even has a record of the time that I and several other 6th graders got called into the principal’s office for switching…
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  • Career as an Airline Pilot

    Shweta Khare
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Do you have a love of flying? Do you feel depressed when you have to work in a land-based job? And would you like to travel the world? If so, the idea of becoming a commercial airline pilot may have crossed your mind. Yes, on first reflection it appears to be a demanding and highly responsible job. It’s no secret that pilots must go rigorous mental and physical tests before they even get selected for training. Putting those requirements aside, the job of an airline pilot one is a rewarding one. Would you like to learn more about whether becoming a commercial airline pilot is the right…
  • How to Find Talent on LinkedIn [Infographic]

    Shweta Khare
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    Gone are the days when business executives debate whether social media is the flavor of the month at the buzzword ice cream shop. Social media has become one of the most invaluable resources for staffing and recruiting companies.  And, its popularity continues to gain momentum. Today, the vast majority of business professionals and job seekers are using LinkedIn as their resume to proactively learn about new opportunities that can advance their careers. Staffing companies and recruiters are reaching out to these highly desirable candidates via LinkedIn. Done right, engagement is fairly…
  • 5 Career Paths People Are Least Likely To Follow

    Shweta Khare
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:11 pm
    There are hundreds, if not thousands of career paths that one can select. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a job after finishing your education. Or even if you are bored of working in your industry and want to work elsewhere. There’s always going to be a career choice out there for you. But did you know that there are some career paths that people seldom choose? It can be for a variety of reasons. For instance, there might be a low demand for the work in your area. Or you need to have a lot of experience and qualifications before getting considered for a job. For this article, I…
  • 4 Ways to Foil Your Fear of Risk

    Shweta Khare
    13 Mar 2015 | 8:45 pm
    How, and why, to get out of your comfort zone and take those barrier-busting leaps of faith All of us have fears—especially when it comes to taking risks in our professional and personal lives. In fact, it’s been said that FEAR stands for “Forget Everything And Run,” which is a logical reaction given that, by definition, risk is “the possibility of suffering harm or loss,” and involves “uncertain danger.” But, amid the vast upside possibilities, I prefer to negate the negative connotations associated with risk and repudiate the debilitating aversion to “learning the hard…
  • 4 Exciting Career Ideas for People Interested in Design

    Shweta Khare
    12 Mar 2015 | 9:40 pm
    The design industry is the perfect sector for creative people. It gives you the chance to express yourself in a healthy, creative way. There are loads of design careers available to cater to whatever interests you might have. Have a think about where your strengths and interests lie, and think about the type of careers that suit your personality. Also consider what you might want to do for a career, this is something you could be doing for years. If you’re struggling to come up with career ideas here are four to get you started. There are many others, but these four might be the most…
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    Michael Lee Stallard

  • How Leaders can Identify and Establish Core Values That Connect

    Katie Russell
    22 Mar 2015 | 5:08 pm
    If you asked your employees what the organization’s core values are, could they tell you? Most cannot. This is a problem for leaders since it is impossible to create a healthy corporate culture, which I refer to as a “Connection Culture,” if employees can’t articulate what the organization stands for. Furthermore, the organization’s values should be ones that encourage connection and teamwork, rather than silos and dysfunctional behavior. The following steps can help leaders to identify and establish core values that are meaningful and encourage connection across the entire…
  • Provide Constructive Feedback

    Katie Russell
    22 Mar 2015 | 12:52 pm
    #77 Provide Constructive Feedback When providing feedback to help someone improve, we recommend the following: always communicate it in private, be respectful in your tone of voice and volume, and begin with three positive things you like about his/her work.  After sharing the three positives, say “I believe you would be even better if… [insert what you want them to do or stop doing].” Kindness matters and the approach you take will affect how the person receives the feedback. This is the seventy-seventh post in our series entitled “100 Ways to Connect.” The series highlights…
  • Connect With Your Team by Keeping Them “In the Loop”

    Katie Russell
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:39 pm
    #76 Keep Them “In the Loop” Keep your team in the loop on issues they need to know about. Whenever possible, bring individuals into the loop who express an interest in an issue. Doing so helps people to feel prepared for what’s ahead, which reduces stress and increases engagement. This is the seventy-sixth post in our series entitled “100 Ways to Connect.” The series highlights language, attitudes and behaviors that help you connect with others. Although the language, attitudes and behaviors focus on application in the workplace, you will see that they also apply to your…
  • The Secret Weapon in Combating Employee Engagement Woes: Part 3

    Katie Russell
    14 Mar 2015 | 1:41 pm
    Image Credit: AMA Playbook As seen on AMA Playbook Check out the final part of a three part series we wrote for the American Management Association’s Playbook. Part 3 is on the connection culture element of voice. The post The Secret Weapon in Combating Employee Engagement Woes: Part 3 appeared first on Michael Lee Stallard.
  • Divided We Stand: Treating Corporate America’s Loneliness Epidemic

    Katie Russell
    14 Mar 2015 | 1:28 pm
    By Colton Perry Since the time of the American Revolution, the phrase “united we stand, divided we fall” has been a popular motto of the United States. It was first written by John Dickinson in the 1768 Liberty Song, and suggests that in order to thrive, we must rely on one another. While this is one of the most recognizable sayings in America today, it is common to see the opposite in practice. A nationwide survey published in the American Sociological Review in 2006 shows that despite our proud motto, Americans are lonelier now than ever before. In 1985, and then again in 2004, the…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • The @LinkedIn video: How to get a job at @Flipkart

    Gautam Ghosh
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:04 am
    So my colleague Vamsi and I were interviewed by folks at LinkedIn as part of their campaign with MTV India's #GetAJob on what it takes to get a job at Flipkart using LinkedInSo here's the video :)If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • The 3000th blog post - reflections on 13 years of blogging

    Gautam Ghosh
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:29 pm
    So I thought I would blog on something special for this post, but then I realised that maybe this should just be a "looking back" post. And as my friend Steve Levy suggested on Twitter @GautamGhosh Or you can write about the pros & cons of being an early adopter of anything #HRtech – imagine getting into LinkedIn today— Steve Levy (@LevyRecruits) March 24, 2015I wandered into blogging by accident - as I guess most of us who discovered blogging in 2002 did. The pros outweighed the cons. You were part of a small community of bloggers and read each other's blog posts.Being part of a…
  • Stop the spam on LinkedIn !

    Gautam Ghosh
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:53 pm
    I loved LinkedIn. Really. I was an early adopter. My membership number is 18770. (you can find yours by going to your profile page - it's the number after )I was on LinkedIn before you had profile pics :) But I am getting nostalgic about the good ol' days. But of late, many people are falling for spam on LinkedIn. No, I don't mean those mathematical puzzles (though they are irritating too) or "see the letters and the first word will tell.." (ditto). If you're a connection of mine that responds to either one of those there's only one thing I do, I…
  • Reminiscing about my blogging journey at #SMWBangalore #socialmedia

    Gautam Ghosh
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:11 pm
    So yesterday two old blogging buddies Karthik, Manu and I went down memory lanes to talk at the Social Media Week Bangalore on how, what and why we blog - our celeb moments and what makes us continue with blogging in this "real time" age of TwitterHere are a few of the tweets about the session from the people present there :)[View the story "Blogging journeys - reminiscing at #SMWBangalore " on Storify]If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Tweetchat on Blogging with @SMWBangalore #SMWBangalore #socialmedia

    Gautam Ghosh
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:53 pm
    So yesterday I was invited to be a guest at a Twitter chat hosted by the folks at Social Media Week where I would be speaking on 24th FebruaryI thought I should share this with you, my blog readers :) [View the story "Tweetchat about Blogging : Passion and ROI :) #SMWBangalore" on Storify]If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
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    Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

  • Give Your Personal Brand More Visibility with a Strong Call to Action

    Susan Gilbert
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    A loyal following is like gold when it comes to building a personal brand. While online marketing is very effective in this process it’s also important to include a strong call-to-action with that, otherwise known as influence or permission marketing. In order to effectively harness the power of this method, it is important to craft your message the right way. How can brands attract followers who will return again and again? Through the process of understanding who your target market is and where their pain points are. The combined efforts of a stand-out website, great content, and a solid…
  • The Joy of a Checklist

    Jeff Shuey
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    Are you a list maker? Do you live by your lists? How many lists do you have going right now? If you are like most people you have at least two lists. One for work stuff and one for personal stuff. How often do these lists overlap? For most of recorded history there has been documentation of what’s been done, what needs to be done and perhaps what will not be done. I don’t envision, nor have I ever heard of, an old papyrus with a grocery list. But, today we have become over-scheduled to the point that without a little help from a friendly list things might fall by the wayside. People now…
  • 5 Ways To Exude Professionalism With Your Personal Brand

    Maria Elena Duron
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:30 pm
    How to give your personal brand a professional shine. In our digitally connected world, can you truly separate who you are personally and who you are professionally? No matter the privacy settings there are numerous opportunities for personal life to spill into your professional impression. Here are five ways that seepage is already happening and how you can manage it: Audio Brand Professional Communication Email Address Image Social Updates 1) Your Audio Brand I recently interviewed Colleen Fahey, U.S. Managing Director for Sixieme Son, the largest audio branding agency in the world. She…
  • Why Do You Do What You Do?

    Richard Kirby
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:30 am
    Simon Sinek proposed in his 2009 TED Talk titled How Great Leaders Inspire Action that Martin Luther King, Steve Jobs, and other inspirational leaders communicate starting with “Why?” His talk is posted on YouTube and has garnered over 15 million views to date. It also led to a best selling book titled Start with Why. With this in mind, I want to challenge you to consider WHY you do what you do: – Why is your company in business? What is its purpose for being and does that inspire you? – Why do you choose to serve the customers you currently have? Have you consciously…
  • Which ‘Self’ Should You be in a Job Interview?

    Skip Freeman
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    You’ve probably run across articles or blogs that advise job hunters to “just be yourself” to succeed in a job interview. Ostensibly, this would seem to be rather sound advice. After all, no one enjoys dealing with a phony or someone who comes across as disingenuous. Still, I’ve always had problems with such advice, primarily because it tends to be far too ambiguous and is therefore somewhat useless advice for a job candidate. It’s tantamount to telling a candidate, “just do your best,” without providing any specifics on how the candidate should go about doing that. None of…
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    Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch

  • Video: Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve with Douglas E. Welch (65 mins)

    Douglas E. Welch
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:56 am
    Two Challenges in Building the Career You Deserve with Douglas E. Welch  (65 mins)   Douglas E. Welch ( presents to a Psychology class at Pepperdine Graduate School of Education & Psychology taught by fellow CareerCamp Co-Chair, Danielle Gruen The two biggest challenges are deciding what you want to do as a career and then building the career you deserve once you decide. I discuss the Career Compass method of discovering your career wants, needs and desires and then using various social media tools to show people “What you do and how well you do it”…
  • Archive: The world is watching, so say something interesting

    Douglas E. Welch
    20 Mar 2015 | 12:18 pm
    The world is watching, so say something interesting From the Career Opportunities Archives… In past columns I have told you t o be careful what you say on the Internet, as the whole world is watching. Blog posts, newsgroup comments, Facebook friends and photos of you become a permanent record of your life online. That said, if the whole world is watching, maybe you should be getting some benefits from this attention. Google and other search engines shouldn’t frighten you into saying nothing on the net. Rather, they should drive you to say something enlightening, interesting and…
  • Video: Smartphones, Technology and Your Career with Douglas E. Welch (70 min)

    Douglas E. Welch
    14 Mar 2015 | 12:54 pm
    Douglas E. Welch presents “Smartphones, Technology and Your Career” to GLAPros in Canoga Park, CA on March 12, 2015. Apps mentioned in this presentation: Waze Apple Maps Google Maps Apple Calendar Google Calendar Waterlogue Toonpaint Apple Reminders Google Search/Google Now Apple Clock Evernote Google Docs Google Slides Google Sheets Google Translate Kindle Reader Feedly Zinio Overdrive Flipboard Apple Podcasts YouTube Apple Weather Wundermap Weather Radio Apple Health MyPlate Moves RunKeeper Breeze Circle Career-Op on Google+ Like Career-Op on Facebook Video:…
  • Video: CareerCamp: New Unconference Methods for Helping People Build the Career They Deserve with Douglas E. Welch

    Douglas E. Welch
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:38 pm
    CareerCamp Founder, Douglas E. Welch, shares CareerCamp with the attendees of the California Placement Association at their annual 2015 conference in San Luis Obispo. He discusses What is CareerCamp?, how it might be used in your organization and takes you through an example of a Day at CareerCamp. What is CareerCamp and Career Camp International? CareerCamp is a community organized, career-focused, unconference which calls upon local communities and people to share their knowledge, expertise and other important information on developing yourself and your career. What is an unconference?
  • Conversation is the heart of any career…

    Douglas E. Welch
    8 Mar 2015 | 11:23 am
    Conversation is the heart of any career. If you aren’t talking with people, — really deeply talking — you aren’t growing. Douglas E. Welch, Career Opportunities Podcast Conversation is the heart of any career… is a post from Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch Subscribe to Career Opportunities via RSS | Follow @careertips on Twitter | Like Career-Op on Facebook Read more on this topic: [Tip] Conversation is the heart of any career… “Conversation is the heart of any career. If you aren’t... Join the Career Tips Conversation! One of the…
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  • Stop Falling into Resume Gaps

    Jacob Share
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    How to stop resume gaps from becoming a problem on your job search. Photo credit: Pawel Loj Need a better way to explain what you did between jobs? Trying to re-enter the job market after a long time? Here’s how to explain your resume gaps. But how are you going to explain the gap in your résumé? @mattthomas — Starving Scientist (@starvingphd) March 26, 2015 How I explained my gaping resume gap Not all resume gaps are signs of poor job searching, sometimes there were legitimate reasons for the break between jobs. During my job search in 2006, the question was often phrased like…
  • 37 Ways to Meet People Who Can Refer You to Jobs

    Jacob Share
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    How to start growing your job search network today. Photo credit: Pascal Networking is usually the best way to find a job. But growing a network takes time so you want to build it before you need it. Employed or not, spend at least 30 minutes per day actively reinforcing your brand and growing your network through the activities listed below. Ways to grow your network online and off The key question to ask is not “what can you do for me?” but rather “what can I do for you?” The more you give to your network, the more you can get from it. 1. Get an email address…
  • [POLL] Have You Felt Age Discrimination on the Job Search?

    Jacob Share
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    How common is it really? Photo credit: Neal Fowler One of the most common job seeker complaints According to the AARP, in 2013 alone there were 21,396 claims of age discrimination filed in the US. Most people won’t even bother to file, so you have to think the actual number of incidents is much, much higher. Those claims were filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, based on the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which “protects workers 40 and older from personnel decisions based solely on age in hiring, firing, layoffs, promotions or demotions.” One…
  • Which iPhone Apps Do Job Seekers Need?

    Jacob Share
    4 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    This just might be all the apps for finding a job with your iPhone. (Have an Android phone? Check out my 300+ Android Job Search Apps instead.) Photo credit: Tanja Cappell Do you need 200 iPhone apps for job searching? Of course not. But this list aims to be the one stop shop where you can pick and choose the ones you do need. The apps are categorized for easy browsing and each app includes its official description. For starters, read through the list and try an app from each category, except perhaps the Internships or Employers categories unless they’re relevant. All the apps are free…
  • Top Email Subject Lines Job Seekers Are Using

    Jacob Share
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    How job seekers get recruiters to open their mail. Photo credit: Jeric Santiago One of the most common job seeker frustrations is getting a response from recruiters. But for recruiters to respond in a meaningful way, they first need to read your messages. With that in mind, what can you do to improve your email’s chances of getting read? I contacted recruiters following me on Twitter to ask: “Of all email you’ve ever had from job seekers, which had the best title?” They came through in a big way, sharing dozens of memorable, occasionally funny, subject lines that got…
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    Marketing Headhunter

  • Current Searches as of March 10, 2015

    Harry Joiner
    12 Mar 2015 | 10:09 pm is the leading executive search firm serving the, Ad:Tech, and IR-500 communities. To get an email that will deliver our hottest ecommerce jobs the minute they're posted, click here. And while you're at it, please join our 58,125-member LinkedIn group, Ecommerce Experts To add your resume to our confidential database, click here. Featured Listings NEW - Director of Ecommerce (Omaha, NE) - Full write-up NEW - Ecommerce Manager (New York, NY) - Full write-up NEW - Ecom Sourcing / Merchandising Manager (Miami, FL) - Full write-up NEW - Online Marketing / Lead Gen…
  • ACCESS DENIED: "Here's Why You're Not Getting That Plum Marketing Job."

    Harry Joiner
    4 Mar 2014 | 5:58 am
    This article appeared on, a new group blog featuring some of the brightest client-side minds in the Internet Retailer Top 1000. (Here's the feed.) ___________________________________________ Dear friends, This is not a sales pitch.  Spring begins the busy season for ecommerce recruitment, and I'd like to share with you a few things which may give you some perspective on your careers, and for approximately a third of you, your job search this year. First, a little math: There are 1000 companies in the Internet Retailer Top 1000. (Like, duh.)  The average…
  • RESUME TIP: "Include Live URL's in Your Resume."

    Harry Joiner
    21 Oct 2013 | 7:51 pm
    ATLANTA, GA - As most of my readers know, I look at 50 to 60 ecommerce resumes every day. It's incredible. Many of the best candidates have the worst resumes, and many of the worst candidates have the best resumes. Perhaps that's because the best candidates are hard at work creating value for their companies, while the lesser candidates are busy worrying about their next gig. I'm not picking on the lesser candidates when I say this, but it does stand to reason that a lesser candidate will be less focused on creating value in their current situation. Don't you agree? Anyway, the Internet…
  • CANDIDATES: "Is your blog betraying you?"

    Harry Joiner
    26 Sep 2013 | 9:20 pm
    When you send me a resume, one of two things is going to happen: 1.) I'll send you a quick email expressing my thanks to you for sending your resume ... "However, your background and skills are not in line with my clients' needs, and I wish you the best of luck in your job search.  Etc."  As a career ecommerce recruiter, I only send these emails to candidates whose backgrounds have very little to do with ecommerce. OR ... 2.) I'll send you an email saying that "I like your background and I would like to know more about your personal situation: Why are you leaving?  What is your…
  • HOW TO ANSWER: "What's your compensation target?"

    Harry Joiner
    7 Sep 2013 | 2:30 pm
    CHICAGO, IL - I am in the relationship building business, and every relationship starts at "hello." When you and I first speak, it's safe to say that I don't know you. I am an optimist by nature, so I am prepared to like you. Indeed, I want to like you. Truly, you have nothing to fear in an interaction with me. Like a doctor, I'll be asking you some questions about your current situation: "Are you currently employed?" "Why are you leaving your current job?" "Have you ever been convicted of a felony?" "To what cities can you relocate?" And very importantly, "What is your compensation target,…
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    Business Pundit

  • 10 Spectacular Private Jets Owned by Billionaire Businessmen

    26 Mar 2015 | 11:05 pm
    Image Source Owning a private jet is among the ultimate displays of wealth and success. A seat in business class just doesn’t afford the same luxury; nor does it offer the high-flying appeal of taking to the skies in a custom-fitted, personalized aircraft. Indeed, for super-wealthy businesspeople who’ve reached the top of their respective ladders, a private plane is surely the only way to travel distances in supreme style and comfort. The following ten billionaires may have kept the no-doubt-lavish interiors of their planes under wraps, but the impressive specifications of their aircraft…
  • Panic Attack [Cartoon]

    Jerry King
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:07 pm
    “No, he’s not having a heart attack. It’s a panic attack. He always has one after our corporate profit and loss meeting.”
  • Saving Money on Overhead [Cartoon]

    Jerry King
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:58 pm
    “We save a lot of money on overhead and taxes by having our office out here in this boat. If anyone needs to throw up, do it now.”
  • 10 Most Idyllic Islands Owned By Billionaire Entrepreneurs

    19 Mar 2015 | 6:51 pm
    Image Source The possibility of one day being rich enough to afford a privately owned island paradise is the definitive property dream for many budding entrepreneurs. The appeal of such a getaway is undeniable: a Robinson Crusoe-like fantasy of absolute privacy coupled with the surrounding natural beauty of a world far from the pressures of normal life. For some, of course, it will remain an unrealized aspiration, yet for others it has become an enviable reality. Indeed, whether viewing the acquisition as a possible money-spinning venture or simply with a mind to a future secluded escape, the…
  • Office Running Track Improv [Cartoon]

    Jerry King
    18 Mar 2015 | 9:08 pm
    “The staff wanted an indoor running track. But due to space limitations, I had to improvise.”
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    Career Hub

  • Job Interviews: To Tell the Truth

    28 Feb 2015 | 11:28 am
    Are you watching "The Bachelor?" I haven't watched it for years until a couple of weeks ago when I stumbled upon a television scene that looked remarkably like Des Moines, Iowa and lo and behold – it was! Then I...
  • Resume Writing Transformation: From Stress to Success

    17 Feb 2015 | 8:32 am
    Let’s say your car stalls on the interstate. Know how to fix it? Let’s say your tooth gets knocked out. Know how to fix it? Let’s say you are getting sued by your employer for breaking your non-compete. Know what...
  • Do You Have the Requisite Qualifications To Be An Outstanding Job Seeker?

    11 Feb 2015 | 2:32 pm
    I love the conversations I have with clients. I love the questions they ask -- questions such as: “So, what are some good qualities of a job seeker?” If you had to create a job description for today’s job seeker,...
  • Brands, Bling and Job Interview Things

    4 Feb 2015 | 12:15 pm
    Suppose that you have been invited to a face-to-face interview after doing a superb job in your phone interview. Suppose that a 15-member selection committee will be present to witness your 60-minute PowerPoint presentation. Suppose that someone you trust suggests...
  • 2015's Top Job Search Trend - in One Word

    Jean Cummings
    2 Feb 2015 | 8:59 am
    Planning on looking for a new job in 2015? Here's the one word to keep top of mind: ONLINE O: Over 90% of recruiters use LinkedIn to source and vet candidates | Over 80% use social media sites like Facebook...
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    The Chief Happiness Officer Blog

  • Catch me on CNN Turkey tomorrow

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:01 am
    I just did a really fun interview for CNN Turkey. It goes out tomorrow at 4pm when they’re transmitting live from the conference I’m speaking at.
  • How to get out of an unhappy job

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:36 pm
    I just got this amazing email from “Lauren” who’s been stuck in an unhappy job: Just wanted to send a note to say THANK YOU for your team’s wonderful work. It has inspired me greatly over the years, and last week I finally did something about my crappy job, with the goal of having it settled before International Quit Your Crappy Job Day! I have the usual range of excuses for keeping the job way too long: “It’s not THAT bad, is it? Maybe I’m just oversensitive.” “It’s stable for the most part, and this economy is crappy. Really, who…
  • Happy Hour in Turkish

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:13 pm
    I’m in Istanbul to do a couple of gigs AND to celebrate the launch of Happy Hour is 9 to 5 in Turkish. I even spotted it in a book shop :) Get it right here.
  • 3 Things Your Workplace Can Learn from Parks and Recreation

    13 Mar 2015 | 6:54 am
    The TV show Parks and Recreation recently ended and while I was sad to see it go, the final episodes were awesome and very satisfying. I have admired the show for a while not just for being very funny and moving but also for how much the cast and crew obviously loved their work. Here are 3 lessons any workplace could stand to learn from the cast of Parks and Rec. 3: Have someone nice at the top In this clip Chris Pratt talks about the positive atmosphere they had on the set and how that started with their biggest star (#1 on the call sheet) Amy Poehler. 2: Give people freedom to screw…
  • What makes you unhappy at work? Participate in our survey.

    13 Mar 2015 | 5:41 am
    Normally our work is focused very much on the positive when we help our clients become happier workplaces. But it is equally important to know what makes us unhappy at work and do our best to eliminate these frustrations. So we’ve set up a survey and want to know how often you have bad days at work and what makes them bad. The survey has 12 quick questions and should take 4-5 minutes to fill out. We look forward to seeing and sharing the results. Loading…
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    Six Degrees from Dave

  • Establish your Culture Early In A Start-Up

    Dave Mendoza
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:48 am
    Establish your Culture Early Getting a business off the ground is challenging especially in the early days when you are on your own and are responsible for everything. In those days, you have to wear many hats. One minute you are doing marketing, the next accounts it is all a whirlwind. Finally, you realize that you can’t keep all of the balls in the air and take on your first employee. It is a great relief, but in no time, you have turned your new employee into a jack of all trades putting a huge amount of pressure on them. Without realizing it, you are creating a negative culture that is…
  • How Human Resources Software Can Help Small Businesses

    Dave Mendoza
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:56 am
    How Human Resources Software Can Help Small Businesses One of the most time-consuming and expensive facets of any small business is the Human Resources department. It has remained largely outmoded in regards to how technology can assist with the essential role that they play. After all a company is only as efficient and motivated as the workforce that they employ, but compared to sales, marketing and accounting it has – until recently – been largely left behind the times. Modern HR software looks set to revolutionise how small businesses can run their departments akin to companies…
  • GoFundMe Campaign: Help My Friend & His Family Overcome His Multiple Sclerosis

    Dave Mendoza
    9 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    SPREAD THE WORD & DONATE TO HELP MY DEAR FRIEND KEEP HIS FAMILY AFLOAT AS HE IS HOSPITALIZED IN SERIOUS CONDITION: Be it your blog, your work charities, your LinkedIn article posts, your twitter, your fb, anything and every way you can …. by sharing to help my dear friend, Curt Wojtalewicz, who has done more for my family than I can list- he’s family and their family is loved … and after seeing him in the hospital and seeing his intense suffering I cant tell you it shattered me as a human being that someone so profoundly good was laying in bed barely able to move his…

    Dave Mendoza
    24 Dec 2014 | 5:01 pm
    Post by Dave Mendoza. The post MY ANNUAL TRADITION – THE EL DAVE LOVE LETTER TO THIS YEAR’S PASSING ….MERRY CHRISTMAS & NEW YEARS! appeared first on Six Degrees from Dave - Talent Acquisition Strategies | Winner of ONREC Sourcing Innovation & ERE Recruiting Excellence Awards Strategic Use of Technology - Dave Mendoza.
  • Tiger Mother Rearing For Success?

    Dave Mendoza
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive The post Tiger Mother Rearing For Success? appeared first on Six Degrees from Dave - Talent Acquisition Strategies | Winner of ONREC Sourcing Innovation & ERE Recruiting Excellence Awards Strategic Use of Technology - Dave Mendoza.
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    Lindsey Pollak Career Blog

  • What Millennial Employees Want from Their Workplace

    Lindsey Pollak
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Every generation enters the workforce with a different set of standard skills and experiences. When Gen Y employees enter the business world, they’re used to being connected and plugged in. Therefore, millennials often search for work experiences where they can … [Read more...] The post What Millennial Employees Want from Their Workplace appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • When ‘Busy’ is a 4-Letter Word for Leaders

    Lindsey Pollak
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    When I first started my career in the late-1990s, I remember being really impressed by people who said they were “slammed”, “buried” or “completely maxed out”. “They must be so important,” I thought, as I chugged my third Diet Coke … [Read more...] The post When ‘Busy’ is a 4-Letter Word for Leaders appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • Busting More Myths About Millennial Employees

    Lindsey Pollak
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    As a group, millennial employees are still plagued by stereotypes and misconceptions. Like any generation, millennials have their own quirks about what they’re looking for from work. But creating a millennial-friendly workplace  — through mentoring, flexibility and strong company values … [Read more...] The post Busting More Myths About Millennial Employees appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • 3 Small Steps to Better Integrate Millennials Into Your Workplace

    Lindsey Pollak
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    One of my major business goals for this year is to continually improve my keynote speeches. So far, this has involved signing up with a respected speaking coach, taking several high-level online classes and watching a ton of other speakers … [Read more...] The post 3 Small Steps to Better Integrate Millennials Into Your Workplace appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • How to Coach Millennial Employees

    Lindsey Pollak
    13 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    As I’ve written before, feedback is important for millennial employees. Whether they’re doing a good job or not, they simply want to know how their efforts are measuring up to your expectations. Many millennials grew up with responsive parents and … [Read more...] The post How to Coach Millennial Employees appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
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    HR Daily Advisor

  • Sound tracks on HR Books, Anyone?

    Elaine Quayle
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    A New Zealand start-up called Booktrack adds movie-type sound tracks to e-books. Paul Cameron, CEO, cofounder, and director of Booktrack, says the concept is akin to adding sound to silent films and “brings books alive.” Booktrack even adjusts to an individual’s reading speed. HRSBT just wonders—would this work with books on human resources and compensation? The inventors have said they got the idea from learning that Stephenie Meyer, the author of the Twilight books, blogged that she listened to certain songs when writing various scenes in the books. Of course, the patented content…
  • What is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act?

    Bridget Miller
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    We hear a lot about civil rights and nondiscrimination, and most HR professionals have at least a basic knowledge of employee nondiscrimination rights. But when it comes right down to it, what exactly is in Title VII? It’s probably the most commonly referenced law relating to nondiscrimination in the workplace, so it’s important to be familiar with it. Title VII is one component of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. This particular section of the Act is the part that specifically prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, or religion.
  • A ‘Vampire’ in the Workplace Stokes Discrimination Lawsuit

    Elaine Quayle
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    This sounds so high school! An employee recently filed suit in an Illinois federal court because his coworkers teased and ridiculed him because he had an accent, saying he looked and sounded like a vampire. What makes this story strange is that the employee is a securities broker and so are his coworkers. According to a story by Jack Bouboushian of the Courthouse News Service, the plaintiff, a United States citizen, was the only foreign-born salesperson in a securities company’s Chicago office, having been born in Hungary. After some time at the company, new colleagues thought his slight…
  • The Wage and Hour Pitfalls of Smartphones

    Stephen Bruce, PhD, PHR
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:53 am
    Are your nonexempt employees sneaking a peek at work-related e-mail while off the clock? asks Tammy Binford, writing on®. Watch out: There could be tricky wage and hour dangers ahead. Ever suspect your employees’ bosses may be pressuring them to respond to calls and e-mails after the workday ends? Have loyal employees trying to help out after hours and off the clock? If those thoughts keep you up at night, it’s time to make sure your employees’ smartphones aren’t putting your organization at risk of violating wage and hour laws. Mark E. Tabakman, a partner…
  • This Job Really Starts at the Bottom!

    Elaine Quayle
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s a job that really starts at the bottom, but applicants are flocking to apply. Why? The jobs are at the bottom of the planet—in Antarctica—at the so-called Penguin Post Office! According to Good Morning America, the post office at Port Lockroy on Goudier Island in the Antarctica is looking for four people to work at its post office. No, the place is not as isolated as you might think—certainly not like the jobs HRSBT wrote about on Mars. The abundant wildlife draws thousands of tourists, which, in turn, generates over 70,000 postcards to be mailed each year to over 100 countries!
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    CEO Blog - Time Leadership

  • Really Great Mentors

    24 Mar 2015 | 4:04 am
    I would like to be a really great mentor so I was attracted to Stephen Kohn and Vincent O'Connell's book:  9 Practices of really Great Mentors - How to Inspire and Motivate Anyone.The book  is a self-actualizing and highly motivational read that portrays the many facets that mentors hold.Starting off with more than one definition of what a mentor is, this book is incredibly inspiring and practical making it the fitting last book of a three part series by Stephen E. Kohn and Vincent D. O'Connell.All of the key ideas discussed are applicable in developing a person’s full…
  • Sales See Saw

    8 Mar 2015 | 12:03 pm
    We are new (since Dec 1/2014) in our new business - DDE Media.   We have almost 10 full time writers working at our office now (plus the bookkeeper, Graphics Designer, etc).  So the office has a bit of life.I now am suffering for a start-up syndrome I have seen play out often.  I am really the only person who sells for us right now.  But I do some of the work (especially around SEO) and much of the orchestration.  So I am the limiting factor - the funnel point that limits growth.What happens is one month, we close sales but the next we are scrambling to deliver on…
  • And then there were 4 (Grandkids that is)

    4 Mar 2015 | 3:04 am
    I am not really a graphics designer.  I certainly have no training in the field.  So I suspect I break most design rules.That is why Creative Anarchy - How to Break the Rules of Creative Design for Creative Success appealed to me.This summary is from one of my writers at DDE.Denise Bosler’s “Creative Anarchy" is a helpful and engaging read on modern graphic design. The text is cleverly divided into Bosler’s two fundamental principles of the subject: learning the rules and breaking the rules. Bosler is adamant that graphic designers need to be both rigorously unique…
  • Trackimo - GPS Track anything

    16 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    We have been reviewing a new GPS tracker called Trackimo at DDE Media. In all honesty it’s a pretty good product. It is small (like a small post it note size).  Fits in or attaches to anything.  Then you can track it with your phone or computer.It is used to keep things safe.  Attach it to cars, bikes, luggage, pets - even kids.  And then watch real time where they are.It’s a little eerie as well. My assistant tested it out before we started hiring writers and the device pinpointed him exactly at our work address. It claims a 50 foot margin of error but it hit the nail…
  • Winter Wonderland and Empathic Acknowledging

    2 Feb 2015 | 2:51 am
    I read a great little book by Lawrence Bookbinder PhD (Great name for an author) called Win Friends and Customers - Relationship and Business Success from Empathic Acknowledging.I like sales books and have read dozens of them.  Most of them have a section on listening and I know this is one of the characteristics of a great sales person.  This whole book is about empathy.Empathy is about real listening.The book give numerous examples of how and why to do it.  It points out the benefit of doing it well and how many people need help learning to do it better.I liked the chapter on…
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    Work Happy Now

  • 10 Unique Ways to Boost Your Happiness and Creativity

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:56 pm
    Let’s not pretend that happiness and creativity is something as easy to come by as taking a pill. There are no quick fixes, but that does not mean that there aren’t tools that you can use. A few weeks ago I was stuck in a rut, battling and a severe case of writer’s block. All creative juices, which had previously flown free, were as stagnant as a tepid swamp, rendering me nearly incapable of creating even the simplest of sentences. During my dry spell I had plenty of time to reflect on my condition and my life, and found that not only had my creativity disappeared, but also my…
  • 10 Lessons to Help You Excel in Your Career in Your 30’s and Beyond

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    14 Mar 2015 | 11:11 pm
    I was drinking a beer with a friend who told me he never wanted to retire. He explained the benefits of not retiring, from reducing your risk of cancer and early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. A laugh popped out. “Hey, don’t laugh. I’m serious,” he said. “I’m not laughing at you. I feel the same way,” I told him. “I just don’t want to be one of those old guys that is bored and watches day time game shows all day and sports all night.” Passion is the reason we get up in the morning. Passion is why we try hard. Passion is a connection to something greater than ourselves.
  • 5 Powerful Questions Every Boss Should Ask Herself

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    8 Mar 2015 | 9:53 am
    There is one aspect of my work that makes me so amazingly happy I feel blessed to be doing what I’m doing. I think this is an overlooked part that we don’t see because we are so busy with our own lives and careers. We get to work with people who want to be happier. You can probably say the same thing for at least 90% of your co-workers. Some of them probably want to stay miserable, but for the most part most of them want to be happier. Helping them bring more happiness into their lives is vital to growing your career. The thing that makes my job fun is that happiness and productivity go…
  • 5 Proven Tips that Will Improve Your Productivity

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:43 pm
    I had just poured myself my third cup of coffee and I realized something very important. I remember because as I put the coffee to my lips I looked up at the clock. It was 11am on the dot. I had accomplished nothing at all. I rebooted my computer. I visited with a few friends. I went to meeting that was cancelled at the last minute. Literally nothing was accomplished in 2 and a half hours. Have you ever had a morning like this? Working in a shared or open environment is a challenge. It’s easy to get distracted or distract a friend. After years of procrastination and lack of concentration, I…
  • 7 Ways to Treat Your Winter Blues (Seasonal Affect Disorder Emergency Kit)

    Guest Author
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:25 pm
    Forget everything you learned about surviving the winter blues. It’s not about the cold. It’s not about the snow. It’s not about money. I wish money could buy happiness. If I had my way, I’d boil a full pot of hot green tea, snuggle on the couch and hibernate all season long. That scenario, though, is a tad unrealistic. Aesthetics aside, the thing that bothers me the most about winter is how it makes me feel. Lethargy settles into my bones and doesn’t want to leave until spring arrives. I understand seasonal depression. When you don’t have that Vitamin D beating down on you every…
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    The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss » Blog

  • The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide – Risks, Micro-Dosing, Ibogaine, and More

    Tim Ferriss
    21 Mar 2015 | 12:28 pm
    I’m not high in this picture, despite my appearance. DISCLAIMER: DO NOT USE ANY DRUGS OR SUBSTANCES WITHOUT CONSULTING A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. THIS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. JAMES FADIMAN, Ph.D., did his undergraduate work at Harvard and his graduate work at Stanford, doing research with the Harvard Group, the West Coast Research Group in Menlo Park, and Ken Kesey. He is the author of The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide. Called “America’s wisest and most respected authority on psychedelics and their use,” Jim Fadiman has been involved with psychedelic…
  • Optimizing Investing, Blood, Hormones, and Life (Podcast Double-Header: #63 and #65)

    18 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    Discussing life and investing with Mark Hart and Raoul Pal. [DISCLAIMER: I’m not a doctor, nor do I play one on the Internet. Speak with a medical professional before doing anything medical-related, m’kay?] There is something here for everyone. This post details two jam-packed discussions  — one with world-renowned macro investors and investment strategists (Mark Hart and Raoul Pal), and another with a top performance doc you’ve referenced hundreds of times (Peter Attia, MD). In both, we address dozens of topics, including: - How do you choose an optimal…
  • The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of CrossFit

    Tim Ferriss
    4 Mar 2015 | 3:56 pm
    This post delves into the good, the bad, and the ugly of all things CrossFit.  It answers many important questions, including: - What are the 3 most dangerous exercises in CrossFit gyms? – What are the most common nutritional mistakes of CrossFit athletes? – What do elite CrossFit athletes do differently than the rest? Example: How do Rich Froning and Jason Khalipa warm up? – Is the CrossFit Games really CrossFit? – Is CrossFit a fad? – What is the future of CrossFit? The man to answer all this (and much more) is Kelly Starrett.  He’s trained CrossFit…
  • Productivity Secrets of a Master DJ (Meditation, Morning Routines, and More)

    Ian Robinson
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:16 pm
    (Photo: Ralph Arvesen) Justin Boreta is a founding member of The Glitch Mob. Their music has been featured in movies like Sin City II, Edge of Tomorrow, Captain America, and Spiderman. In this post, we discuss The Glitch Mob’s path from unknown band to playing sold-out 90,000-person (!) arenas.  We delve into war stories, and go deep into creative process, including never-before-heard “drafts” of blockbuster tracks!  Even if you have zero interest in music, Justin discusses habits and strategies that can be applied to nearly anything.  Meditation?  Morning…
  • Matt Mullenweg on Polyphasic Sleep, Tequila, and Building Billion-Dollar Companies

    Ian Robinson
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:22 pm
    Matt Mullenweg has been named one of PC World’s Top 50 People on the Web,’s 30 under 30, and Business Week’s 25 Most Influential People on the Web. In this episode, I attempt to get him drunk on tequila and make him curse. Matt is most associated with a tool that powers more than 22% of the entire web: WordPress. Even if you aren’t into tech, there are many pages of “holy shit!” tips and resources in this episode. Matt is a phenom of hyper-productivity and does A LOT with very little. But how? This conversation shares his best tools and tricks. From…
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  • Production Engineer – Starter Assembly

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    Maintain and improve the efficiency, quality, and productivity of Mitsubishi’s production by providing engineering/technical support to the Production areas to reduce downtime and maximize output. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THIS POSITION INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO: Responsible for a highly automated assembly line producing automotive Starters. Ensure the continuous operation of production by responding quickly to line stops or machine trouble, investigating and solving quality problems caused by machinery or materials,   investigating and improving poor machine conditions, and…
  • Field Engineer – LWD

    19 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    Pioneer Petrotech Services is a global leader in research, development, and manufacturing of high quality downhole pressure and temperature gauges, surface data loggers, permanent downhole gauges, geothermal logging tools, measurement while drilling (MWD) and Logging While Drilling (LWD) tools. Working from our corporate headquarters in Calgary; the ideal candidate will provide field experience and support our proprietary Measurement/Logging While Drilling (MWD -LWD) technology and related equipment. We require a full time salaried experienced Engineer to help customer trial run, improve…
  • Electrical Engineer II

    6 Dec 2011 | 9:39 pm
    PEAK Technical Services, Inc. require a “Electrical Engineer II” in Lansdale, PA: Engineer II Position: Electrical Engineer IIType: DirectLocation: Lansdale, PA Electrical Engineers II Job… of engineers, design engineers, and design engineers… jobs by
  • Process Engineer

    6 Dec 2011 | 9:39 pm
    PEAK Technical Services, Inc. require a “Process Engineer” in Blue Bell, PA: technical employment of engineers, design engineers, and design engineers in connection with opportunities… words: process engineer, process, engineer, process… jobs by
  • Sr. Project Engineer

    6 Dec 2011 | 9:39 pm
    Advantage Technical Resourcing require a “Sr. Project Engineer” in Hauppauge, NY: The Senior Project Engineer owns the product line… Senior Project Engineer position requires a minimum of a BS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering… jobs by
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    Cube Rules

  • 7 steps to finding a DBA position using LinkedIn

    Scot Herrick
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    LinkedIn is a social network used by professionals to network, hold meaningful industry related discussions and find jobs. Data base administrators have a lot of demand as they can work in a wide array of places such as IT and software firms, service industry, government offices and NGOs, among other places. If you have been […]
  • 3 Reasons you should consider a Career in Consulting

    Scot Herrick
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    The sad reality is that most people are unhappy with their jobs. The top reason most are unhappy is they find it unfulfilling. Everyday they go to the same place, work on the same activities, with the same people. What can start as excitement can quickly fade into monotony. For those that are looking for […]
  • Why employment security demands financial security

    Scot Herrick
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    At the top of the Employment Security Hierarchy are finances. Specifically, I advocate having a year’s worth of take-home pay in the bank (confession: I don’t yet in liquid savings though I have in the past). And while a month’s pay, or three months or six months isn’t a year, it is a whole lot […]
  • For job interviews, mind your karma

    Scot Herrick
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    There is a quiet undercurrent in all of the job interview advice out there: become so well practiced, so well polished, and so well prepared for the interview that we almost lose who we are. We’re an interview actor, reading our well-rehearsed answers and moving from one interview act to the next with ease. Then, […]
  • Endurance, not passion, drives strong careers

    Scot Herrick
    11 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    It’s almost a foregone conclusion that you should “follow your passion” in your work life. You’ll find yourself much more engaged in your work, people say, you’ll enjoy your work more, and be all-around more happy about your work situation. All that makes sense, of course. While passion is great, I’d disagree that it is […]
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    Epic Living

  • 5 Questions with Jim Mitchem, Author of Minor King

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:07 am
    This is the first time I’ve interviewed a novelist. It’s a special treat for me because I’ve been influenced and encouraged by Jim Mitchem’s writing for some time. Minor King is his first novel and its a fine read. Enjoy!   Was there an “a-ha” moment when you decided you had to write Minor King? Like the main character in the book, I’d been mulling a novel for a while. But over the last decade my life had become pretty busy, and I couldn’t focus long enough for clean, contiguous thought. Over the years I’d started a lot of long-form stories, and had…
  • Haunted by Hemingway

    24 Mar 2015 | 4:35 am
    I found myself haunted by the following words of Ernest Hemingway: “Writing, at its best, is a lonely life. Organizations for writers palliate the writer’s loneliness, but I doubt if they improve his writing. He grows in public stature as he sheds his loneliness and often his work deteriorates. For he does his work alone and if he is a good enough writer he must face eternity, or the lack of it, each day. For a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment. He should always try for something that has never been done or…
  • The Shift From Arrogance to Humility

    20 Mar 2015 | 4:10 am
    The shift from arrogance to humility should not be a take it or leave it process. Far too often, the two opposing mindsets have been relegated to personality test outcomes or to individual behaviors. We all know the two have far reaching impact on multiple areas of life. Like the following: Family Customers Co-workers Performance (business and personal Community Most businesses (large and small) are afraid to tackle arrogance and humility. The pendulum either swings to enablement of the arrogant, or swings to not feeling comfortable with the “touchy, feely” of humility. When an…
  • For My Father

    13 Mar 2015 | 4:25 am
    This post is from February, 2009. It was around the time my father died. Today is his birthday, a fitting tribute. The above is a concert clip of Eric Clapton performing Broken Hearted.  The song is beautiful and fitting for me as I lost my father a couple of weeks ago. If you read my blog for insights on leadership and development, I hope you will allow me to take a road not often traveled here. I’m now faced with understanding a void like I’ve never faced before.  But what is striking me most is all things I’m learning that didn’t occur when my father was living. …
  • You Are the Disruption

    12 Mar 2015 | 4:35 am
    As I’m sure you’ve heard, disruption is the groovy thing to be in. VCs dream of it (the success part anyway), designers and developers are pushing to make it happen. I have a little different take. You are the disruption. I’m really sick of hearing about the latest and greatest gadget that will revolutionize life as we know it. Disruption and advancement are great, but if we don’t see a change in human behavior, it will be a complete and utter waste of time. Humans are moving backwards, technology is moving forward = not sustainable. What is being left in the dust are…
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    The Change Blog

  • Digging Deep Inside to Get Out of Debt

    Jon Dulin
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:49 am
    Do you have a spending problem? Chances are you don’t. Whenever I hear people talk about how they are in debt because of a spending problem, I tell them they don’t have a spending problem but rather a personal problem. What do I mean by this? We overspend because something is missing in our lives. Maybe we aren’t happy with our job or relationship status. Or maybe we have other personal issues going on like low self-esteem. That is what got me into debt. My Debt Story I first got into credit card debt back in college. Up until this point, I was good with my credit card. I paid the…
  • How to Fight Smarter, Not Harder

    Laura Bennett
    22 Mar 2015 | 7:18 am
    “Having your wounds kissed by someone who doesn’t see them as disasters in your soul, but cracks to put their love into, is the most calming thing in this world.”   ― Emery Allen Conflict is inevitable. But we can greatly influence the quality of conflict in our relationships. We can develop skills that help us transform conflict into a less destructive occurrence. If done well, conflict can actually be a bonding activity. My husband and I have been married for less than a year and in the months before our wedding, we attended 12 sessions of Marriage Preparation Counseling at…
  • How Spending Time Alone Helped Me to Find Peace and Rediscover Happiness

    Leanne Lindsey
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    “All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.” – Jean de la Bruyere Being alone and being lonely are not the same thing. I am used to spending time alone. I’ve been single for years and I was technically an only child until I was fourteen. However, over the past two years I learned how to really be alone and I have grown to love it. This has caused many people in my life to worry about me. They think something is wrong. They think I am depressed and unhappy. Whilst others think I have become unsociable and some have taken it personally. Up until two…
  • Flowing with Change

    Deborah Perdue
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:38 am
    “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan W. Watts My life has been composed of two divergent parts, almost as if I have lived two incarnations in one lifetime. The first part was a rock ‘n roll lifestyle – I had a musician husband and we spent most of our time partying and drinking and drugging. We didn’t have kids by choice, and were self-indulgent and hedonistic. We had fun but I also clearly remember feeling shame often, when I woke up, as I barely recalled events from the night before, when I…
  • Light After Darkness: 6 Ways to Keep Going During Tough Times

    Vishnu's Virtues
    15 Mar 2015 | 5:27 am
    “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu Throughout the past three years, I’ve experienced the most profound darkness in my life. A relationship that I cared about ended. A fragile marriage reached its breaking point and unraveled as I came to realize how little control I had over parts of my life. I lost my partner, grew apart from my family and became increasingly isolated. I left a legal job. Quit my career in law. And floundered around in the dark, wondering what to do next. I gave up my permanent address. Moved around the state.
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    Alexandra Levit's Water Cooler Wisdom

  • Hot Field Alert: Project Management and Certification

    Alexandra Levit
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    The field of project management is always changing, but is official certification the way to keep up? Only you can answer that question for yourself, but here are some rationales from the Project Management Institute to consider. Objective Third-Party Endorsement A PMI certification reflects your project management knowledge, skills and abilities. As a respected institution in the industry, PMI can provide unbiased support for your project management expertise and professional experience. Proof of Achievement A PMI certification shows that you have…
  • Why Six Sigma is So 20th Century

    Alexandra Levit
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Xerox, the Connecticut-based printing and business process outsourcing giant, has publicly acknowledged that it is cutting back on efforts and jobs related to Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma. In a memo to employees this fall, Xerox president of corporate operations Herve Tessler said this, “having met our goal of embedding the principles and practices of Lean Six Sigma (LSS) within the business … we no longer have a need for a centralized LSS function and will disband the corporate LSS team.” You can form your own opinion, but to me this sounds like the politically correct way…
  • Reality: Some Projects Will Always Fail

    Alexandra Levit
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Most people with project management experience are familiar with Cobb’s Paradox. The term was coined when Canadian Martin Cobb was serving as secretary of the treasury board in the mid-90s and famously asked the question: “If we know why projects fail and we know how to prevent their failure, why do they still fail?” In his recent article for, director of Risk Doctor and Partners David Hillson commented: “This sounds good, but is it really possible? And is it even desirable? Do we want to limit the scope and ambition of our projects to only…
  • Do You Know How to Measure Success?

    Alexandra Levit
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    How do you effectively measure the success of a project and then how do you communicate that success to stakeholders? In this interview with program manager Adam Kowal, from Intuit QuickBase, we asked him about ways to help you make sure you’re using and reporting on the “right” metrics. Alex: Adam, what should you do at the planning stages of a project to ensure that you are able to effectively measure success later? Adam:  Ensure the team and leaders are aligned on what you are trying to achieve with the project. Think about why you are trying to affect change. If…
  • Interview with Peter Shankman on Loyalty

    Alexandra Levit
    12 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    During the corporate downsizing that was rampant in the 1990s and 2000s, many employees adopted an attitude of “everyone out for themselves.” However, in his book Nice Companies Finish First, media guru Peter Shankman explains why the most successful leaders and organizations are emphasizing traits like loyalty and collaboration more than ever. Here’s what Peter had to tell my readers on the subject. Alex: For many years, people have been saying that loyalty in the corporate world is dead. Why do you think this is NOT the case? Peter: Loyalty is very much alive.
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    Minnesota Headhunter

  • Presentation At MinneBar: Managing Your IT Career v7 - (Why do recruiters suck so bad?)

    Minnesota Headhunter
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:08 am
      MinneBar 10 is in two weeks, April 11th at Best Buy, and I will be doing my annual career maintenance presentation conversation. You may be wondering about the title: “Why do recruiters suck so bad?” Two years ago we had a video malfunction and while that was being fixed and before I started talking about what was on my mind I asked: “So whaddya want to know?” First question: “Why do recruiters suck so bad?” And the room broke out in laughter. No really, everyone laughed. Last year, it was the second question. While I will answer that again this year I have a few things on…
  • Presentation At MinneWebCon: Proactively Managing Your Career

    Minnesota Headhunter
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:23 pm
      MinneWebCon (@MinneWebCon) is around the corner, April 13-14 at the University of Minnesota. I will be speaking and attending for the first time. This event attracts 300+ attendees, good speakers and great content. This year’s keynote speakers are Karen McGrane (@karenmcgrane) and Steve Krug (@skrug). Sessions include content on coding, code reviews, online behavior, Google Analytics, design and what may be the best title of a session I have seen in a couple of years, “All I Ever Needed to Know About Social Media I Learned from the Muppets”. For more event, speaker, sessions info…
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

    Minnesota Headhunter
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:51 am
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Senior Corporate Recruiter - Full Time Job - C.H. Robinson Senior IT Recruiter - Full Time Job - C.H. Robinson Director of Talent Acquisition - Full Time Job - SPS Commerce Talent Acquisition Coordinator - Full Time Job - Buffalo Wild Wings Corporate Technical Recruiter - Full Time Job - Best Buy Campus Recruiting Coordinator - Full Time Job - Ernst & Young Sr Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Job - Medtronic Talent Acquisition Consultant - Full Time Job - Deluxe Corporation  How to post a job (it’s free)?
  • Minnesota Morning… Nerdery Layoff, Minneapolis Public School Layoff And March Madness

    Minnesota Headhunter
    22 Mar 2015 | 11:59 am
    Depending on the weather person you listen to we are going to get “a little” to “a lot” of snow today. Good, we need the water. Hearing of “flash drought” potential and thinking about low lake levels has me quite OK with whatever happens today. Last weekend it was 70F with ice melting on area lakes. The forecast has us above freezing… let it snow, it will melt in a couple of days. Spring is here. There I said it. Nerdery Layoff Friday afternoon The Nerdery announced it laid off 23 staff members including 15 in Minneapolis. The MSP Business Journal reports in Layoffs at The…
  • Target Layoffs 2015 - Thousands Of Minnesota Jobs Lost

    Minnesota Headhunter
    9 Mar 2015 | 1:56 pm
    This day, this announcement was coming... I don’t think anyone expected the number to be so large. Last week Target CEO Brian Cornell had a conference call announced that over the next two years thousands of jobs will be cut as part of a $2 billion a year cost saving program. Most of those cuts will be in the corporate offices of Minneapolis and Brooklyn Park. Below is the Target press release. There has been a lot of speculation of who, when, where, what this means for Target and the city of Minneapolis. It looks like starting this morning and through the rest of the week we are going to…
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    Keppie Careers

  • 5 tips to achieve work-life balance

    Miriam Salpeter
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    Work-life balance is a topic on the minds of many professionals and job seekers., a research and advisory membership service for forward-thinking human resources professionals, and CareerArc, a global recruitment and outplacement firm, recently announced the results of the 2015 Workplace Flexibility Study. They surveyed 1,087 professionals nationally, both employed and unemployed, and 116 HR professionals. Interestingly, 67 percent of human resources professionals think their employees have a balanced work life, yet 45 percent of employees believe they don’t have…
  • April Fool’s pranks for work

    Miriam Salpeter
    25 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    Are you already plotting and planning your workplace April Fool’s Day pranks? Or, are you the butt of the jokes – the one always on the receiving end of every prankster with an idea? If you’re considering pulling a big prank at work, you may want to think twice. A national survey by a recruitment firm found 68% of advertising and marketing executives think April Fools’ pranks are inappropriate for the workplace. While under the guise of “team building,” certain pranks cause more harm than good. Even if your corporate or office culture embraces jokes, be aware…
  • Never say these things in interviews

    Miriam Salpeter
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    Interviews are probably the most challenging part of the job search process. You need to be ready for anything, including weird interview questions. You don’t want to blurt out something inappropriate and send all of your hard work down the toilet. Avoid these inappropriate comments during your interview: 1. I’m really nervous. There’s nothing wrong with feeling nervous. It’s natural to be a little uneasy at an important interview. Don’t tell the interviewer if you have butterflies in your stomach, though. Your job in the interview is to portray a confident…
  • How social media can help you get a job

    Miriam Salpeter
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    In light of research released from Jobvite regarding how employers are using social media tools to source and hire candidates, I thought it would be helpful to provide ideas and insight about how to use the data from the survey directly from a recruiter. Jackie Hydock is Director, Global Recruiting at App Annie. The organization taps social media tools to recruit, and she made the following suggestions regarding how job seekers can use social media effectively: Survey data say recruiters appreciate when candidates post content on their own social media sites, but what about what they…
  • Kick start your job search

    Miriam Salpeter
    18 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    No one said looking for a job was easy, but if you keep certain advice in mind, it can be much easier to successfully land an opportunity. Rachel Elahee, psychologist and author of “Choose You! Reignite Your Passion For Life,”offers the following suggestions adapted from the book to help you make the best choices during your job search. 1. Your life is not a democracy. “When it comes to the opinions of others, majority does not rule,” Elahee says. ”Let others’ opinions remain their opinions only and not the linchpin that your life becomes contingent…
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    So You Want To Be a Banquet Manager

  • How The Tire Shop Lost a Customer, Me!

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:39 pm
    It was a busy day, yes it was, but isn’t this what every business longs for?If not for the busy days, the doors would shut, windows would be boarded-up and the suppliers clamoring for payment.  So how can we complain for days like this?  We’ll see.I had a flat tire on my snow blower that needed to be repaired.  The storm was coming, at least that’s what the television weather people said, so I made a few calls to see which of the local tire sales & repair shops would fix a small tire on my blower.  Yes, it’s not a big job but one that must be done.One of the…
  • The Dreaded Wedding Breakfast and How to Nickel and Dime a Customer

    21 Mar 2015 | 5:12 am
    The wonderful world of weddings. You book the event and promise the “perfect wedding”. The birds will sing, the flowers will bloom and the rainbow will shine in all its glorious colors. Well at least that’s the plan.So the wedding night finally comes and guess what? It does indeed turn out to be the perfect wedding; rave reviews from all the guests and a packed dance floor all night. The staff does a great job; service is attentive and top notch. The kitchen cooks and presents the food so well that it should be on a magazine cover and everyone leaves at midnight as happy as a lark. A…
  • Don’t Let Your Employees Use Facebook, They Will Kill Your Business

    18 Mar 2015 | 5:31 pm
    Have you ever thought how much damage one employee can do to your business? If not, read on…We all know the power that “social media” sites like Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Pinterest, etc. have on the youth of America.  And we all have heard and read that every business must also have a presence on these sites for marketing, promotional and word of mouth posturing as well.Having your business in the eyes, and on the lips, of the public is worth its weight in gold. So it’s a good thing when your employees talk about your business on Facebook, et al. correct?But what happens when…
  • Do You Have a Failure to Communicate?

    16 Mar 2015 | 11:51 pm
    “I didn’t know about that”, “why isn’t there enough staff working today to take care of this rush?”, “she never said anything about it” or “why didn’t they tell me to do it that way?”How many times have you heard comments like these from your staff? Do they sound familiar? And if so, why?What are you doing wrong in your business that prevents the sharing of necessary information to your team?Here are two reasons why:Changing of Policy or ProcedureDid you recently change a company or departmental policy or procedure? How was this change put into action?Was it sent out in…
  • I Don’t Care if it’s Against Company Policy

    7 Mar 2015 | 6:41 am
    Have you ever walked into a store or been a guest at a hotel and had a problem that was “out of the ordinary”?  Of course you have, it has happened to many of us.It may be that the store “sale” was over and you wanted to return a product for credit or your room was not exactly to your liking.  Either way, something about the product or service you paid for did not live up to your expectations, or to the advertized sales literature.So like a good customer you mention this to your salesperson or hotel front desk agent, expecting a quick resolution to your seemingly reasonable…
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    JibberJobber Blog

  • Be Nice: Honey vs. Vinegar

    Jason Alba
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:07 pm
    One of my old bosses used to say “you attract more flies with honey than with vinegar.”  This was a guy who was always pleasant, even in some very tense meetings.  He knew how to hold it together, and it didn’t seem hard for him.  When you were around him you felt like you mattered, as an individual. This advice is excellent, and I think of it regularly.  Too often, my first inclination is to be defensive, on-guard, or somehow protect myself. Maybe this is because of the fair amount of teasing we did as kids (4 boys, close in age)… of course, it was all in love or…
  • The Hardships of Layoffs (“It’s Just a Business Decisions” with Real Impact)

    Jason Alba
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:05 am
    “It’s just a business decision.” You’ve heard that before, right?  The message is “we don’t hate you… it’s not about you or your personality or your skills… it’s just bottom line dollars and the health of the company.  And, by laying you off, we can still have a company where we employ others… so while this is hard, at least we aren’t causing everyone to lose their jobs.” I get, and in general, agree with, that message. However, there’s an interesting side-effect of the layoffs that seem to be…
  • Even Experts Have a Hard Time With Personal Branding

    Jason Alba
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:43 am
    I saw this post from my Arizona friend Pamela Slim (Escape from Cubicle Nation):   You have to understand, Pamela Slim is a rockstar.  She has authored multiple books on careers… she lists her customers as Google, Dell, Harvard, etc. and she is a TED speaker.  On Pam’s speaking page there is a section at the bottom titled Crafting the Story of Your Personal Brand.  In that section she has these two bullet points: Creating a full-color, full-contact communication plan Sharing your story with the world in a way that gets results Why am I sharing this with you?  Because…
  • Is Technology Hindering Your Job Search and Networking?

    Jason Alba
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:46 am
    There was an interesting article in the news last month titled: Technology inhibits millennial job performance, according to managers I don’t think this is just a millennial thing…. people texting someone while you are talking to them, or spending too much time on Facebook while neglecting family and friends… this is our new normal.  The disrespect we have for others because we got beeped or buzzed, and heaven forbid we ignore a call or text or facebook message or whatever… even while we blatantly ignore the person we are spending time with, is unfortunate. It goes…
  • Diane Darling’s Open Letter to LinkedIn (regarding search limits)

    Jason Alba
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:12 am
    The search limits on LinkedIn have really stirred the pot… especially for college career center pros who do LinkedIn trainings.  You might not have heard about it, but I blogged about it here: How To Get Around the Ridiculous LinkedIn Search Limitations Diane Darling’s open letter to LinkedIn about this issue is here. She said she hit her quota in 8 days, and then asked LinkedIn to please consider the sensitive budgets that career offices have. I think the only answer for LinkedIn is to remove these limits, and make LinkedIn usable again.  This is one of the most disrespectful…
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    Lance Haun

  • Year One

    Lance Haun
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:26 am
    Dear Elida, 365 days ago, at this exact time, I held you for the first time. I cried. You see, your mom got you all to herself for nine months. My connection to you was through occasional viewings through creepy looking ultrasounds that just made me feel like I was watching terrible sci-fi or through putting my head to your mom’s belly. That can be uncomfortable for both of us. So when I held you, I didn’t want to let go. Not for your mom. Not for nurses. Not for grandparents.  Unfortunately, letting go is what I’ve done a lot of over the past year. I’ve let go of…
  • Looking for Truth in a World Looking for Validation

    Lance Haun
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    The internet is a great place. It’s also, of course, awful.  Everyone talks about how the Internet has rewired our brains or made us lazier. Whatever. I worry more about the instant validation people can find for, quite literally, almost anything.  Elvis lives? Sure, there is a place you can congregate and talk about how you saw him in a Kroger in Texas buying chips.  Man didn’t land on the moon? Yeah, you can find a forum where you can tell everyone that your uncle’s buddy worked on the stage where it was all filmed.  Those are extreme examples, of…
  • Apple Watch and the Enterprise: Oh, God. This is Kinda Dumb.

    Lance Haun
    11 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    I’ve been reading a lot about the new Apple Watch. As a consumer, it is an interesting device. Not one I’m going to get anytime soon but interesting, okay? I’ve done the smartwatch thing with the crowdfunded Pebble. It was cool. I liked having RunKeeper on my wrist, for instance. But the novelty of getting notifications and even responding to texts on a watch got old. That’s also to say that I’m not really a watch person. I know some people are, though. Apple will probably sell a lot of them, but I’m not sure what the long term uptake on this new technology…
  • Slow Down You(r) Crazy Child

    Lance Haun
    8 Mar 2015 | 7:48 pm
    Our trip to Hawaii was our first big one with a child. It definitely changed a few things for us. First of all, I was never one of those guys that hated seeing kids while traveling. In fact, one of my more enjoyable travel experiences was sharing some Beatles tunes with a three year old kid off my iPhone and hearing her half-whisper the words and tunes she knew. I would tell her the names of the songs she hadn’t heard. So being on the other end of the traveling six hours nonstop with an 11 month old wasn’t as bad as it could’ve been. People around us were gracious and kind.
  • Telework or Just Work?

    Lance Haun
    5 Mar 2015 | 12:06 pm
    “Where do you work?” It’s one of the most common questions I get throughout my working day with clients. Places where people think I am include: Fort Worth San Francisco Washington, D.C. Seattle Portland All of these make sense. Most of my colleagues work in Fort Worth. The partner I work under is in San Francisco. I usually say I live in Washington state but sometimes I leave off the state part so people think I’m in D.C. I used to live in both Portland and Seattle so people may just have some outdated information. In reality, I live in Southeastern Washington state…
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    Laurie Ruettimann » Laurie Ruettimann -

  • Spring Break

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:31 am
    The post Spring Break appeared first on Laurie Ruettimann.
  • Rob Lowe Wants you to #WorkHuman

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    There was a moment in 1992 when my dad forced me to watch ten minutes of a Tony Robbins video. I know he thought it would be helpful, but it was awful. “I am trying to teach you something, Laurie. You hate it because I like it.” Both things were true. He was trying to teach me something because I was a Depeche-Mode-loving teenager who looked a little rough around the edges. Although I was a decent kid who always held a series of part-time jobs and qualified to graduate from high school at the age of 16, I also got into some trouble. When someone gave my dad a Tony Robbins video…
  • How to Quit Your (HR) Job with Class

    25 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    Winter is over! The weather is breaking! There is hope! It’s springtime and bonus season, which means that people are quitting their jobs and heading for greener pastures. So let’s say you want to quit your job without burning any bridges. How do you do it? Nobody likes a quitter. Even if you have a great relationship with your colleagues, they will probably have seriously mixed emotions about your departure. What? Are you not happy? Are they not good enough? You think you can do better? Probably best to tamp down your enthusiasm for the new job until you start the new job. Give…
  • HR Research Isn’t Research: It’s Marketing

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    Lots of “research” out there isn’t research. It’s marketing, wrapped up in survey data, presented for consumption as sales collateral. In order for research to be research, it needs to be more than just a survey. A survey is merely a method — via a form, phone calls, or even an internet website — where someone investigates behaviors and opinions of a group of people. Using to tell me that leaders want better candidates is garbage. Research is deeper than that. You also have to start with a thesis and test it. In our industry, the thesis tends to…
  • HR Advisor

    23 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    Do you work in HR? Do you want to be promoted and make more money? Do you like being in charge? Are you ready to help your company make some important decisions? Well, sorry, your options are limited. There is one senior-level HR job at your company. Maybe it’s a CHRO — someone with fiduciary obligations and who might be an investor in your company. Maybe it’s a senior VP of HR, and he used to work with your CEO at another company. It could be a Director of HR who reports to the CFO, or maybe it’s a Director of People who reports into ops. (God help the “Director of…
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    Employment Metrix

  • Don’t Look Now, But Hiring Just Got Harder

    Gina Deveney
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:05 am
    If there’s one hiring trend that experts can agree on, it’s that the balance of power has shifted to candidates for the first time in years. Today’s job seekers realize they have more leverage in the hiring process, and companies will need to take a hard look at their recruitment tactics if they want to stay competitive.
  • Why can't I apply to a job by tapping on my wrist?

    Joe Weinlick
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    The much awaited Apple Watch is out! At Beyond, we don't want to waste a second, so we've already started designing our Smartwatch Smartalerts. It may take a little while for technology and the market to catch up, but why...
  • The Much Maligned ATS: The Secret Weapon to Screening for Dedicated Talent?

    Joe Weinlick
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:28 am
    Years ago, in those grim days after the .com bubble imploded, I worked with an insanely talented and dedicated head of engineering. One day the fire alarm in our building went off. While most people scurried to grab their phones and wallets, Greg ran into the server room, grabbed two servers, and walked down nine flights of stairs with one server under each arm.
  • A New Study from Beyond Reveals How Job Seekers Will Search for Jobs in 2015

    5 Mar 2015 | 10:20 am
    As an HR Pro or recruiter getting in front of the right candidates at the right time is critical and this [INFOGRAPHIC] can help.
  • Maybe you’re living in a fairy tale, because candidates like this don’t exist.

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:55 am
    Stop searching for those purple squirrels and consider hiring these other fictional characters instead. After all, today is “Tell a Fairy Tale Day”.
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    Great Leadership

  • How Leaders Can Get People to Tell the Truth

    26 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Guest post from Peter Romary:Harry S. Truman once said, “My definition of a leader . . . is a man who can persuade people to do what they don’t want to do, or do what they’re too lazy to do, and like it.” If we can be generous enough to overlook the sexist element of that quote, and disregard for a moment the notion of labeling anyone as “lazy,” we can learn a lot from the crux of Mr. Truman’s insight. We can even learn the secret behind a skill that any leader would do well to master: getting people to tell the truth.If a leader is someone who can persuade others to do what…
  • How to Prepare for a Performance Review so it won’t Feel Like a Root Canal : Employee Version

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    The annual employee performance review is an important opportunity to get feedback from your manager in order to make sure your performance is meeting expectations and to learn what you need to do to improve. Performance reviews can be used to justify raises or promotions, so it’s important to make sure you performance is accurately documented. However, the annual workplace ritual been compared to a trip to the dentist to get a root canal Read my latest post over at Management and Leadership to learn how an employee can prepare for an annual employee performance review in…
  • 7 Ways to Prepare for a Performance Review so it won’t Feel Like a Root Canal: Manager Version

    24 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    The annual employee performance review is an essential human resource process for documenting how well an employee performed throughout the year, an opportunity to provide feedback to the employee, and serves as a springboard for setting performance and development objectives for the coming year. However, the annual workplace ritual been compared to a trip to the dentist to get a root canal Read my latest post over at Management and Leadership to learn how a manager can prepare for an annual employee performance review in order to make it a productive and painless discussion.
  • 10 Ways to Get Brutally Candid Feedback

    23 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Read my latest post over at Management and Leadership for 10 ways to get candid feedback.Just make sure that when you do, you listen, keep your mouth shut, and say “thank-you”!
  • The Art of Giving Critical Feedback: 10 Tips

    20 Mar 2015 | 11:08 am
    Feedback can be one of the most powerful ways to develop employees and improve performance.It doesn't cost anything. Most employees say they want it and yet they don't get enough of it. So why are many managers so hesitant to give it?Read my latest post over at over at Management and Leadership to find out why and to get more comfortable in giving feedback so your employees will be receptive to receiving it.
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    The Accidental IT Leader

  • Do You Have An Open Door Policy & Does Anyone Care?

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Is your door really always open? Image Credit: Henry Burrows Come on, admit it – you’ve told your IT team that you have an “open door” policy. What you meant by this is that you wanted each and every member of your team to feel comfortable dropping by at any time to discuss any issue with you. It could have something to do with staffing, the team’s strategy, or even how you are managing the team. Great concept – in fact it’s one of the IT manager skills that we are all taught. However, how many times has someone taken you up on this offer? Why Open Door…
  • Why Failing Just Might Be The Best Thing To Ever Happen To An IT Manager

    19 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Every failure is simply a chance to start again with more informationImage Credit: Behrooz Nobakht Failure is bad, right? I mean, as IT leaders, we try to spend every day using our IT manager skills to find ways to allow our team to accomplish more – to be successful, not a failure. However, the harsh reality of life is that yes, sometimes we do fail. Does this mean that it’s “game over” for us? Interestingly enough, no – in fact failing might be just exactly what we need do in order to become a success. Just Exactly What Is A Failure? Perhaps we should start our…
  • In Order To Improve, IT Managers Need To Always Be Experimenting

    12 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    The way that you become a better IT manager is by experimentingImage Credit: Steve Jurvetson How good of an IT manager are you? I’m willing to bet that no matter how good you think that your IT manager skills are, you also realize that you could probably be better. We all believe this. However, now we run into the big question: how can an IT manager become better? It would be nice if there was some IT manager training for this kind of thing, but there really isn’t. It turns out that the answer is actually fairly simple to understand even if it’s hard to do: you’ve got…
  • How To Fix A Broken IT Team

    5 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    When you have a broken team, you have to fix itImage Credit: Doctor Rose Every IT manager dreams of being handed a fantastic team that knows what needs to be done and with a very little bit of direction from you gets right on it. Although this image is a great one to have, all too often our reality is quite different. The team that we are handed is often broken. The previous IT manager was unable to accomplish what was being asked of him or her and has either left or been moved to another project. You are being brought in to fix things. Are your IT manager skills going to be up to this task?
  • Just Exactly How Much Does Your IT Team Believe In You?

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Would members of your team run through a wall for you?Image Credit: Niels Linneberg As an IT manager, you know that in the future there will probably be tough times. It’s easy for your team to say that they support you when everything is going well. However, when the chips are down and you are experiencing tough times, would they still feel the same way? The answer is probably no – if you have not done anything to make some IT team building happen. What can you do to get your team to support you all the time? Create A Clear Vision In order for your team to follow you, you are going to…
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    Mary Elizabeth Bradford - The Career Artisan

  • Executive Job Interviews and Money: The Secret to Landing Bigger Job Offers

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    19 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    Do you want a simple yet powerful way to secure bigger job offers? It all starts in the interview, when the salary discussion is initiated. If the topic of money arises in your first interview or in a phone interview, and you give up to much information – such as how much you made in […]
  • Is Your Executive Resume Missing These 5 “Must Haves”?

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:24 pm
    Are you dusting off your VP or CXO resume for an active or passive job search? Making sure your executive level resume is a powerful marketing document is a wise investment in your career. It can set you apart from your competition, maximize the amount of interviews you land and ultimately play into how much […]
  • Five Dilemmas Facing Executives Changing Careers

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:27 am
    Being in the role of executive can be a fulfilling and busy position. But even with the level of depth an executive has within their organization, there is always the possibility of a career change. Proactive and successful companies are always seeking excellent talent. If you wish to be in a position to be offered […]
  • How to Get (and Stay!) Motivated to Accomplish Your Job Search Goals

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    4 Feb 2015 | 9:19 am
    Let’s face it: Sometimes a job search can be a tiring and depressing process! It’s one of the most challenging things we do as professionals, so it makes a lot of sense to invest in your career by gaining knowledge about how to do it right. What is the right way? A job search should […]
  • Economic Growth / USA / Minerals & Metals

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:50 am
    Minerals and metals drive America forward. Automobile enthusiasts have descended upon Washington for the Auto Show starting today to preview the newest models and advancements in the industry. While many will attend to preview the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 or the historic GM Futurliner No. 10, others will join policymakers to discuss important issues facing the […]
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  • 3 Signs You’re Sabotaging Your Job Search

    Jessica Holbrook Hernandez
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    I talk to a lot of people who have gone through a job transition during the last few years. Although most people agree both the economy and job market are tough right now, I sometimes wonder if people really grasp just how challenging things are for a lot of people. Could you be sabotaging your job search? Related: Is Your Credit Score Hurting Your Job Search? Signs You’re Sabotaging Your Job Search There are some common themes among those who seem to be sabotaging their own job searches: You Think You Can Do It Alone It amazes me how many people have been out there looking for a job for…
  • 5 Things You MUST Do During Networking Events

    Kitty Boitnott
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Networking is right up there with going to the dentist for a root canal, isn’t it? I have been known to say that the very word “networking” has the same visceral effect on me as the sound of fingernails dragging slowly down a blackboard. (That may be a reference that only those of a certain generation would find useful. If you have no idea to what I am referring to, click here for a demonstration.) Related: Networking Lessons From ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Networking has gotten a bad rap, and I would like to help dispel that right now. Networking can be—and should be—a…
  • When Is It Too Soon To Talk About Salary?

    Kristin Johnson
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    My clients ask such great questions! This is one I get a lot. I’ve decided to make my answer into a blog, so more can use this technique. Related: Why You Need To Negotiate More Than Just Your Salary Here is the question: “I had an interview last week for a job I think I would love, but I think the salary and benefits will be too low. I’m wondering if there is a tactful way to get to the heart of what the salary and benefits would be sooner rather than later. They are a company of ten people and don’t have an HR dept.” That is such a tricky situation! I have good news and…
  • Smart Job Interview Advice No One Ever Tells You

    Kate White
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:55 pm
    Congratulations. You’ll be graduating from college soon and you’ll have the chance to dazzle the world with your knowledge, skills, and talent. First, though, you’re going to have to know how to nail a job interview. Related: 5 Ways To Recover From A Bad Job Interview By this point in time, you’ve probably heard or read a lot about how to navigate an interview. There are some smart tips out there. You can also glean important guidelines from your college career center and, yes, even from your parents. But keep in mind that most of the info people provide tends to focus only on the…
  • 3 Tips For An Appropriate Workplace Appearance

    Amanda Haddaway
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Proper grooming and along with an appropriate workplace appearance can set you apart from the competition. Related: How To Dress For Casual Fridays At Work Each company has its own dress code, but there are some things that apply to all types of dress codes: 1. Make Sure Your Clothes Are Clean And In Good Repair Nothing says unprofessional like a shirt with stains and pants with holes in them. Have a set of clothes for work and a set of clothes for hanging out, but don’t wear the latter set to work. 2. Invest In An Iron And Find A Good Dry Cleaner Certain articles of clothing require…
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    Lindsay Olson

  • Critical Steps to Land Your Next Job

    20 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    This is a post by Sam Peters, a career and education blogger.In one respect, the web has made the job search process easier. Candidates can quickly find information on dozens of potential employers. On the other hand, the sheer volume of job candidates on the web may make the job search more difficult. There’s more information for both job candidates and employers. Use these critical steps to beat your competition and secure that next job.Using LinkedIn Profiles effectivelyLinkedIn has become a useful tool for both job candidates and recruiters. You can think of LinkedIn has a permanent…
  • 8 Places to Start Your Job Search

    9 Jan 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Happy New Year! With 2015 in full swing many people are thinking about life changes and new opportunities. I’m always surprised at how many new placements happen in the first weeks of the year and the constant flow of new new candidates inquiring about opportunities.Not sure where to start?1. Start with Your NetworkWhen I say “network,” I mean everyone you know. People you’ve worked with (or interned for). Former professors. Friends. Parents of friends. Family. Neighbors. There’s the chance that someone you know may have a connection at a company you’re interested in working…
  • 5 Ways to Use Social Media to Find a PR Job

    26 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    The landscape for finding a job in PR — or in any field, really — has changed dramatically over the past several years. It used to be a straightforward path: you sent your resume or application through a job board or connected with a recruiter in person. Now social media has uprooted that process, and today, a shocking 93% of organizations use social media to hire.What that means for you is: you need to step up your presence on social sites. Here are a few more tips to help you position yourself as the ideal PR employee.1. Boost Your Contacts (But Make Sure They’re the Right…
  • Which Matters More: Your Aptitude or Your Attitude?

    11 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    This is a guest post by Jonathan Rick.You can tell a lot about a person from the way he emails.Who would you want to have a beer with?That question kept racing through my mind as I read the replies to a solicitation I recently sent out. The emails, which within an hour numbered more than a dozen, ranged from the pedestrian to the eloquent.I’m publishing a representative handful to correct a widespread misperception among consultants in every industry: from publicists to painters to pet-sitters, what ultimately separates the winning vendor from the runners up isn’t the quality of your…
  • 5 Reasons Your Job Search Has Failed

    18 Aug 2014 | 12:13 pm
    If you’ve been looking for a new job for a while and are still coming up empty-handed, it might be due to your approach. If any of the following ring true, it’s time to change your strategy.1. You’re Not CommittedYou’re dedicated to scouring job boards and updating your resume, unless a friend invites you out for coffee. Or Game of Thrones is on. If job seeking isn’t your top priority, how can you expect to find your next position?Solution: First, ask yourself how serious you are about switching jobs. If you only look for one when your boss upsets you, it might be wiser (and easier)…
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    Who's and What's Concerning Your Career

  • Interviews 5. Job Offers 0. What’s Going On?

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:55 pm
    “I’ve been on several interviews, and I haven’t landed a job yet. What’s going on?” It’s likely your interviewing skills.  Interviews are nothing more than meet and greet sessions to ask questions and discuss a possible merger between the hiring employer and the jobseeker. The best interviews will have the feel of a smoothly flowing conversation rather than the ...
  • Am I a Pushover?

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:54 am
    It’s Not About Whether They Like You – It’s About Liking Yourself It’s a natural human tendency to desire the approval of the people around us. It’s often that need for approval that leads to saying yes to everything asked of you. For some there can be nothing more terrifying than saying no to ...
  • 50 Recruiters for Manufacturing

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    22 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Need a list of recruiters who recruit exclusively for those in Manufacturing? The following list of recruiters is ideal for: Aircraft Mechanic Assembler Assembly Supervisor Assistant Plant Manager Boilermaker Bookbinders and bindery workers Buyer CNC Machinist Chemical Plant Operator Chief Manufacturing Executive Chief Quality Control Executive Civil Engineering Supervisor CNC Operator Coating, Painting, and Spraying Machine Operator Computer Control Programmer/Operator Configuration Analyst Controller Controls Engineer Customer Service Representative And So On Click on Recruiters –…
  • Help – My Boss is a Bully!

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    20 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    We can’t control the behavior directed towards us, only the behavior we return. If someone in the workplace is out to harm you with words or action, confrontation or public condemnation may make matters worse.  Take heart, there are things you can do! Sometimes it’s hard to tell if you’re working for a boss who is tough and extremely ...
  • Be a Starving Artist No More

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    20 Mar 2015 | 6:48 am
    For creative professionals, it’s not enough to have a kick-ass portfolio to land the best jobs. Effectively presenting your work to prospective employers and how well you communicate your skills and talents during portfolio reviews can make or break your future opportunities. “The portfolio presentation may be even more important than the actual pieces,” says Tamara ...
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    10GM - Career Advice

  • Episode #5: Don’t Lie
    23 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    Episode #5: Don’t Lie To download this podcast, click here This is a continuation of Episode #4 with Dan Storms. Click here to see the previous episode Dan Storms is VP of Engineering at Originate and he talks about humility, passion, project experience and what else he expects from a candidate during the interview. Company: We design, build, and invest in meaningful software products and companies. We create compelling user experiences and beautiful visual designs. We build modern mobile, web, and data-driven software in iOS, Android, Ruby, Scala, Node.JS, JavaScript, and other…
  • Episode #4: Let’s Have a Conversation
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:19 am
    Episode #4: Let’s Have a Conversation To download this podcast, click here Dan Storms is VP of Engineering at Originate and he talks about humility, passion, project experience and what else he expects from a candidate during the interview. Company: We design, build, and invest in meaningful software products and companies. We create compelling user experiences and beautiful visual designs. We build modern mobile, web, and data-driven software in iOS, Android, Ruby, Scala, Node.JS, JavaScript, and other scalable technologies. We invest software development resources and capital in…
  • Episode #3: Match for Life
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Episode #3: Match for Life To download this podcast, click here Andy Willner, manager at Sensata, outlines how his company is looking for students who are interested in a long-term employment and how authenticity during the interview helps to find a true match. Company: The name Sensata comes from the Latin word sensata, meaning “those gifted with sense”. Our highly engineered devices satisfy the world’s growing need for safety, energy efficiency, and a clean environment. These are devices that improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day and are used in…
  • Episode #2: Eye Contact
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:51 am
    Episode #2: Eye Contact To download this podcast, click here John Eales, Head of Global Service Engineering in North America at Nokia, is looking for engineers with excellent communication skills to provide outstanding service to Nokia’s customers, among them AT&T, Spring, T-Mobile, Verizon. Company: Nokia Networks (formerly Nokia Siemens Networks(NSN)) is a multinational data networking and telecommunications equipment company headquartered in Espoo, Finland. Nokia Networks has operations in around 150 countries. Links: Nokia John Eales Tags: #Nokia #Eales #Computer Science…
  • Episode #1: Humility
    4 Feb 2015 | 11:20 am
    Episode #1: Humility To download this podcast, click here David Delaney, senior technical recruiter at Yext, talks about the importance of collaboration, determination, flexibility, the desire to learn & grow, and the tricky balance between humility and confidence. Company: Yext lets marketers manage their local content, listings, store pages, social pages, campaigns, and more with Yext Digital Presence Management Software. Over 400,000 businesses, including dozens of Fortune 500 companies and top retailers, use the Yext Cloud.Yext is based in the heart of New York City with 350 employees…
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    Blue Sky Resumes Blog

  • Sample Resume Makeover: Social Media Marketing

    Louise Fletcher
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:32 am
    This post is part of an ongoing series documenting resume makeovers. Each resume was created by the Blue Sky Resumes team for one of our clients, although the details have been changed to protect confidentiality. We hope the resumes, and our strategy explanations will inspire you to makeover your own resume. Ravi Dhruba came to us looking for help with his social media resume because he had been putting in job applications for several months without success. In his most recent position, Ravi had discovered a love for social media marketing. He enjoyed using it and he was good at it. He wanted…
  • The Top 10 Executive Resume Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    Louise Fletcher
    3 Feb 2015 | 5:21 am
    I have been looking at executive resumes for years, first as an HR VP managing the recruitment process and then more recently in my role as President of Blue Sky Resumes. Over the years, I’ve seen executive candidates make many of the same mistakes over and over again, mistakes that cost them great opportunities, and yet are easily rectified. I’ve boiled the list down to my top 10 and I hope it helps you to refine your own resume so that it truly communicates your unique value. Mistake #1: No clear title A strong executive resume starts with a concise headline describing what you…
  • Executive Resume Writing 2: What Makes You So Special?

    Louise Fletcher
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:52 am
    In my last post on executive resume writing, I covered the importance of defining your target audience. Now I want to talk about how you can appeal to that audience. You will have heard the term “unique value proposition” (or “unique selling point”) when it comes to marketing products or services, but this idea also applies when you are selling yourself. In order to write a strong resume, you need to define your own unique value proposition as it relates to your target positions. What is the unique blend of skills, experiences and character traits that make you well-suited for such a…
  • How to Write an Executive Resume Part One: The Important of Targeting

    Louise Fletcher
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    This is the first in a series of posts teaching you exactly how to write an executive resume. I’m Louise Fletcher and I run Blue Sky Resumes, one of the world’s leading executive resume writing services. I’ve been writing executive resumes for over 13 years, and previously I worked as an HR executive for a number of international companies. This means my advice is based on my real-world hiring experience and on the strategies and techniques I’ve developed in my 13+ years of resume writing. Follow this approach and your resume is guaranteed to wow recruiters, CEOs and Board members…
  • How to answer the “what is your greatest weakness?” interview question

    Louise Fletcher
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:54 am
    The ‘what is your greatest weakness?’ question is one we all dread – right up there with ‘so tell me about yourself.’ Frankly “what is your greatest weakness” is a pretty pointless question as it rarely gets an honest response, but nevertheless, it’s a question you are very likely to be asked. So what do you say? Obviously you don’t want to say anything that hurts your chances of getting the job, but you have to answer. Faced with this dilemma, many job seekers make the mistake of trying to spin a positive as a negative. They’ll say things like “I…
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  • Welcome to CandidatesChair

    10 Mar 2015 | 6:09 am
    The CandidatesChair has a simple purpose: Help shorten your search by sharing insights and tools from fellow candidates.  It’s the pure gold that will give you focus and keep your psyche strong.  Job search is always better with a helping hand. Welcome.  You are among friends. Mark
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    Success Circuit

  • Toni Hickman – Singer and Survivor

    23 Mar 2015 | 4:38 am
    We often hear stories of American gang life, the drugs, sexual abuse and how bad it can be for people. It is often argued that once you are in that lifestyle that it is near impossible to escape. American singer Toni Hickman discusses how she escaped that lifestyle, suffered two brain aneurisms and is fighting […]
  • Noah Guthrie – Among The Wildest Things

    17 Mar 2015 | 6:15 am
    Noah Guthrie is a 20 year old ‘bluesy/pop’ singer and songwriter from South Carolina, USA. He loves to listen to all kinds of music but most of what he writes is organic. One of the most noticeable things about this album is that it is obvious how much pure music means to Noah without gimics […]
  • Junior Turner – Guardian Angel, A Review

    12 Mar 2015 | 7:03 am
    You may recall our interview with Award winning UK singer/songwriter Junior Turner who discussed how he had to stop being a pub and club singer due to ill health. Junior has always declared his love of music and his latest song, Guardian Angel, just in time for Mothering Sunday is another winner! This is probably […]
  • John Hatch – Brewer at Britain’s Longest Running Brewery

    12 Mar 2015 | 1:57 am
    How often do you pop down to your local pub or grab a few cans or bottles of beer from the local off licence? Have you ever wondered what the brewing process is like? Maybe, like myself, you assume that in this day and age it is all done mechanically! In this particular case you […]
  • Mena Massoud – Starring in new series Open Heart

    23 Feb 2015 | 5:08 am
    Mena Massoud, sports lover and actor, staring in the new Canadian show Open Heart, lets see what he has to say. Can you tell me who you are and what you do? My name is Mena Massoud and I’m an actor based out of Toronto, Canada. How do you feel the people around you influence […]
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    LUCareerServices To Go

  • Congratulations Intern Eduardo Elizondo, 2016, Facebook

    LU Career Center
    10 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Eduardo Elizondo, 2016 Mathematics – Computer Science Software Engineer Intern, Facebook, Seattle, WA Organization website: “I look forward to contributing and making Facebook better, faster, and more reliable for the 1.3 billion people that use it every month!”
  • Lawrence Scholars in Business (LSB) Internship Reflections-Andrew Borresen

    LU Career Center
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    “How Majoring in History at LU Has Prepared Me for a Career in Sports” It’s no secret nowadays. A lot of undergrad students set out with the goal of making it in the sports business world one day. That is great! It’s just important to understand what that goal entails. Taking a larger view, sports represent just one portion of the entire entertainment industry in our country. And it just so happens that specific portion remains one of the most competitive career fields today. Thus, it doesn’t really take too long to understand the predicament that so many college graduates run into…
  • Lawrence Scholars in Business (LSB) Internship Reflections-Andrew Borresen

    LU Career Center
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    It’s been quite evident to me over the past 8 weeks just how clearly my internship experience with the NBRPA connects with my academic experience at Lawrence University. For starters, I came into the summer prepared to be active in several departments and juggle my time wisely between the many responsibilities at my site, and I believe that feeling can be attributed to the important skill I have acquired at LU: time management between three courses per term, a college basketball schedule, and the host of extracurriculars I am involved with on campus. Also, the work ethic that my Lawrence…
  • Lawrence Scholars in Business (LSB) Summer Internship Reflections-Ali Heiring

    LU Career Center
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    My work with Hurar Investment Group is one of many paths that can be pursued with a background in economics, and it is allowing me to develop hard skills in business and finance that I wouldn’t be taught during classes.  I am an economics major with a focus on sustainable development, so most of the material I study at Lawrence is economic theory and case studies, with less emphasis on basic business and technical skills.  My academic background provides a great macro-perspective for the work that I am doing with Hurar, and has provided me with a foundation of soft skills that have…
  • Conservatory² (C²) Internship Reflections-Daniel Reifsteck

    LU Career Center
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    Well time to take a good deep breath in celebration of a crazy week. This will definitely be long because this past week was incredibly busy. Although the previous weeks were no joke either, I will only talk about the conference week otherwise this will go on for pages. The 2nd conference and 1st festival for Deep Listening is complete. The work for the past month has really paid off and the participants loved the whole experience. The whole conference started with a pre-conference workshop with Heloise Gold. Heloise is a T’ai Chi/Qu Gong instructor from Austin, Texas that has worked…
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    Dan Erwin

  • Gen-Y, Gen-Why?, and Gen-WTF?!

    Dan Erwin
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:14 am
    As a result of interacting with a number of Gen-yers over the past few years, I’ve developed a sense of when their input can be trusted and when it can’t. MIT’s Josh Hartshorne and Harvard’s Laura Germine recently validated my hunches, providing a great deal of clarity. Two areas are very significant, one of little surprise but the second confirming a number of questions and doubts about Gen-Y expertise. Older Really Can Mean WiserThe research by Hartshorne and Germine reveals that knowledge is a developing category. Knowledge takes time to build largely because it’s as much a…
  • The American Apocalypse: A Premature Obituary

    Dan Erwin
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:10 am
    America’s rule of the globe is coming to an end. Destroyed, we’re told, by China. Fear is a terrific motivator—at least in the short term. So plenty of economists and business people go about earning their stripes with apocalyptic warnings about our soon demise. But, actually, that notion and its underpinnings are all nonsense. Fear gets to us even when reason suggests otherwise. A few decades ago, the alarmism was all about the Japanese and their booming economy. And you know what happened there. Still the fear is a great vote-getter for some opportunistic politicians. But Harvard’s…
  • Five Keys to Interpersonal Sensitivity

    Dan Erwin
    9 Mar 2015 | 7:24 am
    In a fascinating study, Rod Hart and Don Burks studied the relationship between “expressive” communication and “instrumental” or “rhetorical communication.” Expressive communication is very attractive in business because it involves frankness, honesty, openheartedness and non-manipulative intentions. As attractive as it is, it rarely provides people with effective means for creating and managing relationships—very important tools for people in today’s flattened business environment. The research surfaced three communication tendencies for interpersonal communication. The…
  • When the Best is Actually the Least Worst

    Dan Erwin
    3 Mar 2015 | 11:54 am
    Sometimes there are no good options. An executive looks around and sees three managers who are no more than ordinary. But he has a high profile project. And so he selects the least worst employee for the project. It happens in business, in non-profits, in communities, in churches and in government far more than most want to admit. Why does this happen? And how can it be a good thing? Before I answer the question, think about this situation reported in The Economist. The least awfulThe country of Nigeria goes to the polls on February 14th to elect their next president. He will face…
  • Blistering Job Growth....

    Dan Erwin
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:22 pm
    ...but not a fair day’s wage. America's labor market really boomed in 2014. In fact there were 3 million more people in work than a year earlier. According to a recent study reported in The Economist, the ratio of job seekers to actual job openings fell "from a peak of seven to one in 2009 to two to one in November 2014." Why is this? Or, What caused this? In a fascinating piece of research from the non-partisan National Bureau of Economic Research, the failure of congress to....  reauthorize benefit extensions that were introduced during the Great Recession evidently…
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  • Common HR Data Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

    Laurie Ruettimann
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:54 am
    About six months ago, I was training for a marathon. I’m no sporty spice, but I embraced the digital life and used a bevy of mobile and online tools to document my training. On top of tracking all that data, I was weighing myself on a daily basis. Ever step on a scale on a daily basis? It’s frustrating. My weight seemed to change based on the day, the week, and the overall cycle of the moon. In the end, I grew frustrated and threw out my scale and abandoned my online plan. As a talent advisor, you presumably feel my pain. You are inundated with small data, and most of it is…
  • 9 findings about diversity in America’s workforce

    Susan Ricker
    26 Mar 2015 | 2:09 pm
    Major demographic shifts in the U.S. since 2001 have led to a workforce that looks quite different today, according to a new report from CareerBuilder. “The Changing Face of U.S. Jobs” explores how an increasingly diverse population is affecting the composition of nearly 800 occupations by gender, age and race/ethnicity. Findings on diversity were revealed in the analysis of data from Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), CareerBuilder’s labor market analysis arm that pulls from more than 90 government and private sector resources. In 2015, after a major economic recession,…
  • I Hate the Term “Big Data”

    Neil Morrison
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    I’m hesitant when it comes to using the phrase “big data.” I think it’s overused and confuses people. Which when it comes to HR and data, isn’t hard. There is no doubt that big data is transforming the way in which we look at the business. I’m just not sure that HR holds enough complex data sets to be truly big. The size of our data shouldn’t detract us from the real opportunity of using data effectively and being able to look across the world to understand trends, issues and areas for exploration. For me, the real value is when we stop looking at reporting and start looking…
  • Join 1,000+ Talent Acquisition Pros Following Us on LinkedIn

    Deanna Hartley
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    We’re months away from Thanksgiving, but we couldn’t wait to tell you what we’re thankful for this year: CareerBuilder’s LinkedIn page for employers recently garnered more than 1,000 followers, and our community of professionals continues to expand rapidly. So THANK YOU to the 1,000-plus professionals who get a daily dose of HR and talent acquisition news and trends by following us on LinkedIn! CareerBuilder for Employers on LinkedIn is your daily destination for the hottest HR and workplace news from around the web. Get your hands on cutting-edge talent…
  • 10 metros with a temp workforce 45-150% larger than the US average

    Debra Auerbach
    23 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    A recent CareerBuilder study predicts that temporary employment will continue on an upward trajectory as it has been since the end of the recession. While companies across the U.S. are employing this hiring strategy to allow for staffing flexibility, some metro areas have a greater volume of temporary jobs than others. According to the study, 10 metros have a concentration of temporary jobs 45-150 percent larger than the national average of 2 percent, with major manufacturing cities leading the way. The top 10 metros with the highest percentage of temporary jobs in relation to overall…
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    Harrison Barnes

  • Cheap Beer, Overpriced Chocolate, and Being Visible and Approachable

    Harrison Barnes
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:01 am
    For some reason, I have started receiving a number of invitations from local stores to go and spend an evening looking at stuff—”new fall collections,” for example. It could be women’s shoes, beds and bedding, or other wares; whatever the merchandise, the invitations just keep coming. They come by mail. The stores call our house. And, lest I think I am special, the stores advertise these events to the public at large through the newspaper and their websites. I have only attended one of these events so far, at a clothing store inside of the Palazzo Casino in Las Vegas.
  • Vitamins, Oprah, and the Importance of Taking Action Right Away

    Harrison Barnes
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:27 am
    For some reason, I have started getting calls from India around 11:00 each morning from a company trying to sell me mail-order drugs. They always lead off with telling me that they have Viagra, Cialis, and related stuff. I have never ordered drugs from India—and have not had the pleasure of trying Viagra or Cialis—but have started to enjoy the phone calls. A few days ago, I asked the caller if they could send me some morphine. “Yes, we can. Would you like it in 15, 20, 30, 60, 100, 120, or 200 mg tablets?” the caller asked. I was amazed. I never knew it was so easy to get hard drugs…
  • To-Do Lists, Tactics, Strategies, and Going to the Moon

    Harrison Barnes
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:00 am
    Companies, governments, and other organizations are typically organized in the following way: At the top of the pyramid are people whose job is to strategize for the organization. These are the people who set the entire tone for a group and define what it is supposed to accomplish. In the case of a war, for example, the president might declare that an overall strategy is to extinguish terrorists in Afghanistan, to make the world a safer place. In the case of an organization, a strategy may be to legalize something that is currently illegal. In the case of a company, a strategy may be to…
  • Do Not Overreact to Past Pain

    Harrison Barnes
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:24 am
    One of my first jobs was parking valet cars at a country club in Detroit. As part of this job, I would get to keep all the tips I earned each day. The busiest day of the year was typically the Fourth of July. I came into work early that day and worked all day long in the hot sun running back and forth to cars. The traffic and number of people parking their cars was nonstop. By 7:00 p.m. I had been running back and forth for so long that I felt like I was going to pass out. I was so tired I was running like I was drunk. I was drenched with sweat and every muscle in my body hurt. Occasionally,…
  • Never Have Secrets

    Harrison Barnes
    24 Mar 2015 | 12:40 am
    I am going to share with you a story I have been warned I could go to jail for repeating. More than a decade ago, my ex-wife was working for one of the most powerful men in the entertainment industry and spent most of her time on his Beverly Hills estate. She worked on the man’s property and was in the process of redoing the property’s landscape architecture. During the day, she would come and go, walk the property, and sometimes work inside the house. Teams of security guards and other people were on the property at all times and even had a secret “bunker” beneath the house. I used…
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  • Networking for the Shy and Introverted

    15 Mar 2015 | 10:21 pm
    Sara writes: Is it possible to network if you are very shy and introverted? The Career Doctor responds: Of course. Nearly 50 percent of the US population describes itself as shy, according to Wendy Gelberg, author of The Successful Introvert (a very good resource for this situation). A good way for the shy and introverted to network is with a buddy. Buddies can give each other moral support while holding each other accountable. Another idea is to join Toastmasters, which helps folks improve confidence and communication skills. We offer many more tips here.
  • Liberal-Arts Grad Feels Shut Out by HR Departments

    8 Mar 2015 | 6:58 pm
    Brian writes: I am a liberal-arts graduate Invariably, I have submitted my resume to many organizations outside of archaeology and anthropology type jobs, which was my major. The HR person that will “screen” my resume has told me on numerous occasions “I’ve never seen a resume like this before.” This frustrates me as it seems as though the business and especially the HR world do not seem to know anything about what we do or what an anthropology major could do for their organization. The Career Doctor responds: I think one approach for you to consider is to try to…
  • SWOT Analysis in a Job Interview

    1 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Raju writes: I want to know for a interview, what should a candidate tell about SWOT analysis? The Career Doctor responds: First let me give a quick explanation of a SWOT analysis for those who don’t know the term. A SWOT analysis is a strategic tool used by businesses to help examine their current situations and plan for the future. SWOT stands for strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. A SWOT analysis focuses on the internal and external environments of an organization (or job-seeker), examining strengths and weaknesses in the internal environment and opportunities…
  • How Should Exotic Dancer Portray Her Past?

    15 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Anonymous writes: I am 30 years old and for the past five years have worked as an exotic dancer to put myself through college. I am gradating with honors this summer and want to get a “legitimate” job now; however, I don’t know what to tell potential employers about what I’ve been doing for the past few years (afraid I’ll be stigmatized). Help! The Career Doctor responds: Sometimes the Career Doctor feels a little like Dear Abby and wonders when people are pulling a prank on him or whether the email is legitimate. . . for sake of my answer, I will assume your…
  • How to Handle a Relocation Cover Letter

    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Delia writes: I am planning to move back to California from Utah to be closer to my family. How do I address that relocation in the cover letter without it seeming as though there are professional problems? The Career Doctor responds: Why do you need to say anything? In your cover letter – or in the interview – you simply need to say you are relocating for personal reasons. But with people on the move all the time, changing geographic locations should not be an issue. Now, get focused on the more important issue: your strategy for finding a new job before you relocate. Start contacting…
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  • LinkedIn, Storytelling, and Concise Resumes and Cover Letters Feature Prominently in Annual Career Brainstorming Report – Part 1

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:35 am
    Concise resumes and cover letters are currently the trend, even as job-seekers add new bells and whistles to their career-markeing documents – such as storytelling and infographics. Those were among the findings of the 2014 Global Career Brainstorming Day by the Career Thought Leaders Consortium. From the group’s newly published white paper, here are some highlights about current trends: Resume writing is storytelling. Powerful resumes “connect the dots” for readers and may include testimonials or other unique information that supports the job seeker’s personal brand. On…
  • What Happens to Your Resume After You Submit it Online?

    16 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Fourth in an occasional series featuring a collaboration between Quint Careers and Jobscan, a service we support because of the wide knowledge gap among job-seekers regarding preparing resumes for employers’ Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). The series aims to tell you exactly what you need to know – with the help of Jobscan – about resume content and formatting – to increase the chances your resume will be selected by the ATS software and then considered by human beings. A guest post by Millie Reinhardsen of Jobscan Ever wonder what happens to your resume after you submit it…
  • Your Guide to Crafting a Customer-Service Resume

    5 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Guest Post by Trista Winnie, Jobscan When writing your customer-service resume, keep in mind that a successful resume is more than just a list of job duties. You have to demonstrate your accomplishments and make yourself stand out as a candidate. And, of course, you need to use the right keywords to get your resume noticed — whether by an applicant tracking system or by a hiring manager. Using keywords specific to the particular job you are applying for is called resume optimization. Keywords and keyword phrases commonly used in the customer-service industry include: customer retention…
  • A Storied Biography: This Sample Can Help You Write One

    1 Dec 2014 | 11:11 am
    Note: This storied biography sample is just a small part of vast collection of the Job-Hunting Samples and Examples we offer at Quintessential Careers. We encourage you to take advantage of all the resources we offer you!   For more information about using storytelling techniques, please go to our Career Storytelling Tools for Job-Seekers. Storied Biography Sample Guest Post/Sample provided by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In this technology era where attentions are strewn like leaves in the wind, Whitney Johnson captivates. Genuineness, warmth and an ability to breed trust underscore…
  • A Recruiter Reveals Reader’s Perspective on Storytelling in a Resume

    23 Nov 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Guest Post by Maureen Crawford Hentz As a recruiter, I read about 5,000 resumes a year. I’ve recruited for big huge global companies, small niche global companies and non-profits. Each setting seems to attract its own particular forms of application submissions, but some forms transcend the kind of company I’m recruiting for. Like almost every recruiter I know, I have developed very strong opinions about job-searching strategies. Good, clear resumes: yes; follow-up phone calls: no; candidate requests to network via LinkedIn: yes; candidate requests to connect on LinkedIn: no.
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    Movin' On Up

  • Poll: How Soon After Graduation Did You Get a Job?

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Which is more important: education or experience? It’s an age-old question that has been researched and debated for decades, but one that doesn’t necessarily have a clear-cut answer. While the results from Glassdoor’s recent 2014 Employment Confidence Survey suggest that 82% of U.S. college graduates who were employed on a full or part time basis believed that their level of education has been an asset to their careers, 72% believe that specialized training outside of a traditional college degree is more valuable when it comes to the workplace. Last year, we asked Movin’ On Up readers…
  • National Tolkien Reading Day: The Strength of the Spirit

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Tolkien Reading Day is Wednesday, March 25. An annual event aimed at encouraging the reading of works by J.R.R. Tolkien, the day is a great time to pick up a good book and transport yourself into its story. To help celebrate Tolkien, who is most famous for his classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, we want to take an in-depth look at one of his most notable quotes. Tolkien once said, “It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.” Here at Movin’ On Up, we couldn’t agree more. Staying Strong in a Difficult Job Search We know that the job…
  • 5 Laws Successful Leaders Live By

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:52 am
    Whether you consider yourself a leader or not, there are always leadership opportunities to be found in the day-to-day responsibilities of your career. From taking a lead role in a team project to simply taking it on yourself to ensure a task is done right, you are most likely leading more than you realize. An article from Forbes explains it like this: “Leadership is not indicative of position or title but rather personal choice ….Anybody and everybody is a leader…” There’s no exact formula on how to be a great leader. However, for the sake of personal and professional growth,…
  • Ask a Recruiter: How to Build a List of References

    20 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    Navigating the job search, acing interviews, and creating resumes can be challenging. We know there’s a lot to learn about these processes, and we want to help you by answering your questions. Our very own industry experts at Express Employment Professionals are posting their recruitment and hiring answers right here on the Movin’ On Up blog. Question: In the second installment of our new series, “Ask a Recruiter,” we’re excited to feature a question from Movin’ On Up reader Anthony. Anthony asks, “What do you do if you were terminated from a job and when you ask for a…
  • Are You Stressed Out? Tips for Living a Peak Performer’s Life

    18 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Time management is your ability to allocate time to each task you need to accomplish. According to former professional basketball player and motivational speaker Walter Bond, effectively practicing time management is extremely important to your success and mental wellbeing. By not managing your time, you may put yourself in stressful situations in your job search, workplace, or personal life. “We all have 24 hours in a day, so why are some people more successful than other people? Simple answer: they managed their time better,” Walter says. “It’s not that they’re smarter – they…
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    Executive Resume Services

  • How To Decide Which Job Is For You

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:14 am
    Glassdoor recently came out with their list of the 25 Best Jobs in America for 2015. Their criteria for the Glassdoor Job Score is based on three factors — earning potential (average annual base salary), career opportunities rating, and number of job openings. It’s a pretty nice list, from the sales engineer at #25 to the #1 physician’s assistant. It covers a lot of career fields and your own “best job” just may be on the list. Then again, it might not. Filter Job Options Wisely Picking a career based solely on how much money you will make is not a good idea…
  • 10 Traits Every Executive Should Have

    Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    To be effective in upper-level management, you need a specific set of traits. It’s also important to exhibit these attributes through your actions, as well as the company’s executive bio and your executive profile for social media. While there are other factors affecting your abilities as a manager, displaying these traits will increase your chances of success. 1. Leadership Skills A personal drive to lead others is a necessity for those who want to serve on the executive level. While leadership skills can be acquired traits, an innate tendency to lead will serve you better in a…
  • Expert Advice: Be Less Responsible At Work

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    Why would an expert suggest that being less responsible at work is a good idea? But that is exactly what Dorie Clark, a marketing strategist and professional speaker who teaches at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business says in the Ideas section of Time. Why You Should Be Less Responsible at Work goes against some opinions about making yourself irreplaceable and takes a look at a larger perspective of your career path. Get The Right Things Done The main focus of Ms. Clark’s advice is that in order to lead, you have to learn to prioritize what your responsibilities entail.
  • Is Your Online Reputation Keeping You From Success?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    Reputation management is like keeping a window clean so it doesn’t hinder the view. I don’t know about you, but the windows at my house don’t get cleaned until I realize they are obstructing my ability to see outside. Ideally, those windows should be kept clean on a schedule so it never gets that bad. Holding off on doing anything about accumulating dirt isn’t really a good idea with windows or with reputation management. Scheduled Maintenance Keeps Little Issues Small It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your online reputation by regularly doing some searches on…
  • How To Move On In Your Career Without Burning Bridges

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:30 pm
    One of the more important things you learn as you move up the career ladder is that it has all kinds of crazy switchbacks putting you back in contact with the people you used to work with. This is particularly true when you stay in the same industry, but it happens for all of us no matter where we move in our job path. Think of all the “old friends” you have on Facebook and you’ll see what I mean. Who knew you’d be in contact again? Burning Bridges Usually Is A Bad Idea It’s very tempting to tell an annoying co-worker or aggravating boss exactly what you think of…
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    Mystic Madness

  • The Effects and Control of Land Pollution

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    Land pollution has terrible effects on human and animal in general and to our environment. This is the reason why we should do everything possible to fight against land pollution. There is the tendency for some people to think that the effect of land pollution and other forms of pollution will not touch them and their families. This is actually far from the truth. Nobody is free from it. This is why the fight against land pollution requires concerted effort. Here are some of the effects of land pollution. Offensive odor Land pollution is one of the major cause of offensive odor in the…
  • Land Pollution and Causes

    26 Mar 2015 | 3:14 pm
    As implicit from the name, land pollution refers to the presence of or dumping of substances that are harmful or that damage the earth surface. In other words, this type of pollution that affects the land. Land pollution does not only destroy the land but it also has a lot of consequences. There are a number of factors that can cause the pollution of the land. Below are some of the factors that can cause land pollution. Refuse from the homes industries, markets and offices One of the major causes of land pollution is refuse. Refuse come from a number of sources. We generate lots of unwanted…
  • Important Point to Know about Perfume

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:04 pm
    A perfume refers to a sweet smelling liquid made from essential oils obtained from spices, woods and flowers, apply on the body in order to give it a pleasant scent or smell. It can also be applied on clothes. Perfumes are different from colognes even though they are very closely related. Cologne refers to scented oil or water made for men. What cologne is for men, perfume is for women. There are different kinds of cologne and perfumes. Eau de cologne If you want to buy a cologne or a perfume, you will notice where it is indicated the type of cologne it is. Eau de cologne is a type of cologne…
  • Effects of Air Pollution

    24 Mar 2015 | 6:19 am
    The quality of air we breathe affects the quality of our life. If we breathe in good air, we will not have any problem health wise. But the revise is the case if we breathe in polluted air. Unfortunately, our environmental air including our indoor air has become polluted. There are many ways in which our environmental air becomes polluted and its quality reduced. Air pollution is a terrible consequence civilization and industrialization of the society. The use of automotive and chemicals in the production of goods as well as the discharge of exhaust fumes and unwanted chemicals into the…
  • Causes of Air Pollution

    23 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    As implicit from the name, air pollution refers to the introduction of or the presence of harmful gasses and other unwanted substances into the environmental air. Human beings and other living thing breathe in air in order to survive. If the air becomes polluted it can become dangerous to man. Polluted air may even cause the death human beings or people that breathe it. Given the damaging effect of air pollution, it should be avoided by all means. The basic step in avoiding air pollution is knowing the causes of air pollution. Below are some of the causes of air pollution. Vehicle exhaust…
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    TalentEgg Career Incubator

  • Be Smart, Dress For The Part: An Intro To Workplace Dress Codes

    Lauren Marinigh
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:51 am
    Starting at a new job always raises a lot of questions – one of the most questions being: “what on earth do I wear?” Nobody wants to be that person who arrives overdressed on their first day – or even worse, underdressed. Most of the time, the Human Resources manager will let you know the dress code in advance – but it can be hard to know which outfits in your closet fall under the target category. What is the difference between business casual, and business formal? What is too casual for work? Don’t worry – we have the answers to your fashion woes below! Casual Step aside,…
  • 5 Apps That Will Change A New Grad’s Professional Life

    Riana Topan
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:17 am
    There are some truly amazing applications out there that can simplify your professional life and boost your productivity. If you’re wondering which apps to try, give some of these a go – they can help you to stay organized, keep you on schedule and give you access to everything you need to get the job done. And best of all, they’re free! 1. For note taking Evernote is one of the most popular apps out there for taking, organizing and sharing notes. Users like this free app because it allows you to jot down notes of any length, categorize them by topic, add photos and attachments and…
  • Be Flexible: How To Go Beyond Your Job Description And Gain Valuable Skills

    Celine Tarrant
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    Going above and beyond is a great way to get your manager’s attention, stand out at work, and signal that you are ready for that promotion. However, in today’s busy work environments, you are probably already strapped for time. If you do take on extra responsibility, you want to make sure it’s a value-add for both you and your employer. Here’s how: Where are you now? Where are you going? Before you try to take on more at work, you need to identify where you are now, and where you would like your next big career move to be. Then, you need to identify the skill and experience gap that…
  • Feeling Scattered? Here Are 5 Tips For Organizing Your Workspace

    Riana Topan
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:19 am
    No matter what size your workspace is, it’s important that you keep it tidy. An organized desk and office helps you to be more productive because it means you can find things quickly and easily. Plus, an orderly workspace prevents potential embarrassment in case a co-worker, client, or boss drop by unexpectedly. It’s is a sign of professionalism and, more importantly, an organized employee. Here are five top tips for making your workspace work: 1. Develop your own colour code Use different coloured office supplies to help you keep track of things. Try colour-coded stickynotes for…
  • #DreamJob4Gillian: How A New Grad Turned Her Job Hunt Into A Self-Marketing Campaign

    Veronica Yao
    23 Mar 2015 | 1:08 pm
    Gillian Wasser wants to find her dream job… and she’s given herself 18 days to find it. It’s all part of her campaign, #DreamJob4Gillian – a 5-part strategy to promote herself to marketing agencies. “The campaign is actually my first attempt at searching for a job since graduating,” says Gillian, who had only returned to her home in Toronto for a week before launching her search. She had spent the last year and a half living abroad in England, where she obtained her Master’s Degree in Digital Marketing from Birmingham City University. About Gillian Gillian grew up in the…
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  • Say NO to tests prior to an interview

    Nick Corcodilos
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:52 pm
    In the March 24, 2015 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader complains about investing time in employment tests before the employer invests time in an interview. Question I applied for a Senior Director position with a large healthcare software company. I was “selected” by HR to begin the recruitment process, which starts with “assessment tests” […]
  • How to fix a bad reference the hard way

    Nick Corcodilos
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:12 pm
    In the March 17, 2015 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader needs to deal with an old boss who’s probably also a bad reference. Question I just had an interview where I followed your advice in Fearless Job Hunting, Book 6. I took control, offered to show how I’d do the job, and demonstrated to […]
  • My boss won’t deliver a promised raise

    Nick Corcodilos
    9 Mar 2015 | 6:34 pm
    In the March 10, 2015 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader complains that the boss laughs off a “small” raise. Question I work for the CFO of a huge company and I am grossly underpaid. When I brought this to his attention (several times) he finally thanked me and laughed it off, saying that I […]
  • Should I take a big counter-offer?

    Nick Corcodilos
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:49 pm
    In the March 3, 2015 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader considers a big, fat counter-offer not to leave a job she hates for one she really wants. Question I work in the financial services industry. For a year and a half, I was promised project management work but never got it. Recently I landed […]
  • How can shy people make job contacts?

    Nick Corcodilos
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:58 pm
    In the February 24, 2015 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks how to overcome shyness and capitalize on personal contacts as the path to a job. Question I am an intelligent, hardworking analyst who is also an introvert. Once I’m on the job, I’m fine and people like me. But getting contacts lined up […]
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    Career Sherpa

  • Why Video Doesn’t Always Work

    Hannah Morgan
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:06 am
    Video is a creative, potentially attention-grabbing way to stand out in job search. Take a look at this recent case study.  Sam Berman, SUNY Oswego student, wants to work as an intern for Jimmy Fallon so he created a video. Great idea! Right? Let’s take a look at what Sam did well. Sam get’s points for: Clever, creative, nice quality video. Using Jimmy Fallon’s name in the title of the video. Sam’s video did get picked up by some news outlets. Now, where did he drop the ball? There is no easy way for Jimmy (or anyone) to directly contact Sam. The LinkedIn link…
  • Nurture Your Network With These 11 Ideas

    Hannah Morgan
    25 Mar 2015 | 2:18 am
    Staying in contact with the people often falls to the bottom of  everyone’s to-do lists. But, with a bit of planning and dash of creativity, you can nurture your network. If you’re like me, you probably have a drawer full of business cards, hundreds of LinkedIn connections and email addresses.  Any one of those contacts could hold the key to your next opportunity. But you don’t know which one. This means you need to find ways to stay in contact with as many as possible. Here are eleven twists to keep in touch with people you know. 1. Not Your Ordinary Holiday Wishes It…
  • Summary Sunday: Increase Your Social Media Savvy

    Hannah Morgan
    22 Mar 2015 | 2:01 am
    Today’s job hunt is like a marketing campaign. Isn’t it time you increased your knowledge of social media best practices? Sure, you can post your resume on a job board, cross your fingers and wait… or you can get active on social media; putting you in the driver’s seat. Which gives you more power, control and makes you feel better? Summary Sunday is a collection of articles I’ve shared during the week and are worth repeating/highlighting here, just in case you missed them. Headshot Savvy So important that two of my favorite job search authorities shared articles…
  • 10 Inspiring Infographic Resumes

    Hannah Morgan
    20 Mar 2015 | 5:50 am
    Here are ten examples of infographic resumes to inspire and get your creative juices flowing! It’s tempting, but don’t use an infographic resume to apply for a job….yet.  Instead, post it in your LinkedIn profile, share it on Facebook, and use it during an informational meeting. Better yet, find a creative way to deliver it into the hands of someone you would like to hire you. While more people are testing the infographic resume waters, your infographic resume should be used as a supplement, not a replacement. Use an infographic resume if you want to: Catch attention…
  • 7 Essential Tools for Job Search

    Hannah Morgan
    18 Mar 2015 | 2:41 am
    If you are considering a job hunt or revamping your current search, these are the essential tools and apps you need to succeed in finding your next opportunity. 1. Email Signature Your email signature is possibly one of the most important branding tools you’re not taking advantage of. It’s your chance to let everyone know what your expertise is, how to contact you and where to learn more about you online. Employees are often required to add the company logo, tag line and contact information to email signatures. As job seekers, an email signature is a subtle way to remind people what…
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    Pollock Spark

  • Are you using what you learned in those summer jobs?

    20 Mar 2015 | 6:11 am
    Did you have some early gigs that may not seem relevant to your career path – but that maybe taught you something or made you stronger in some way that makes them worth mentioning in your resume? I had some jobs as a kid and at Uni that were enormously important in my own work evolution – but it never occurred to me to evaluate them or mention them. Maybe I should have done – they taught me some valuable lessons. Here are some, with lessons learned. Manual laborer. An old established printing firm hired me to move a huge store of printed paper from an upper storeroom to a…
  • Reasons to hold on to your job while you look for a new one

    19 Mar 2015 | 3:26 pm
      No Emma – don’t go! Don’t quit just yet. You’re likely to be in a stronger position to be looking for new opportunities while you are employed. It means you are not desperate – and it shows that someone thinks you are worth paying for. But here’s where it gets interesting. If what you want to get from a change is to grow your skills and do more interesting innovative work – you have a nice way to discuss that with potential employers. You don’t have to slag off your current spot – in fact never ever do that – but you can infer what your…
  • Managing your career within the organization. Don’t let the company hierarchy hold you back.

    19 Mar 2015 | 8:04 am
    Company hierarchies as laid out on org charts can seem stifling;  but they needn’t be. The org  framework gives you a clear guide for your own navigation and success – all you have to do is search for the win-win opportunities at each level. You have to manage up on the chart. You have to manage sideways. And you have to manage down. To do this effectively, you should be clear on your own goals: where you want to get to, what work you want to be doing, what you want to learn, how you want to grow, how you want your team to grow. The strategy is the same all around. Search for the…
  • 3 tips for acing a job interview

    17 Feb 2015 | 12:40 pm
    1.    Know everything you can about the company before you show up. Know their products and their ambitions and their competitors. Understand their values and culture.  Don’t parrot it back to them – they know it already – but use this background to show that you understand what they are going for and how they do it – and to show that that is just what you want to be a part of.   2.    Want to be there – and show it. Be excited about what you can do for them.  Be genuinely curious about where they are headed. Have a couple of smart questions lined up to learn more about…
  • Off the grid in the Osa Peninsula

    16 Feb 2015 | 1:59 pm
    I went off the grid last week. Truly off the grid, to a wonderful eco lodge in Costa Rica that did admittedly have a solar powered refrigerator – but other than that it was candles and my headlamp. No smart phone. No news. No Tweeting or Facebook or email. It was very nice indeed. When I got back I had missed a nasty warehouse fire down the block from my office. Below is a picture of what I missed – and a picture of where I stayed. Because sharing is caring, I have also included some sightings from the trip. Yes there were howler monkeys. Here’s what I missed while I was…
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    Staffing Advisors

  • How to make a career jump to a new industry

    Bob Corlett
    12 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    Interviewing is fundamentally an exercise in risk management. As a job seeker, your goal is to reduce any appearance of risk in hiring you. If you are looking for a job just like the one you have now, no problem — you already appear safe. But the minute you try to climb one rung up the career ladder or change careers, industry or functional area, you become more risky in the eyes of a potential hiring manager. Let’s say your industry is in decline and you just saw an ad for a growing industry that you’d love to jump into. You think, “I could easily transfer my skills…
  • How useful is pre-employment personality testing?

    Bob Corlett
    5 Mar 2015 | 11:45 am
    There’s something alluring about personality tests. We hope to learn something from the fun quizzes in Cosmo or BuzzFeed. Against all logic, we want these tests to work, even though we know deep down that multiple choice questions can’t really get at all the complexities of our personalities. At work, it’s hard to avoid the Myers-Briggs (MBTI) test. The MBTI is so common that Wharton professor Adam Grant calls it “the fad that won’t die.” At some point, almost every small employer considers using a pre-employment test to help gain insight into potential…
  • How to inspire your employees and increase their engagement

    Bob Corlett
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:10 am
    Gallup’s State of the American Workplace survey reports that 70 percent of U.S. workers are not engaged at work. If that’s a startling statistic for you, and you want more engaged employees, don’t hire a consultant to design new engagement initiatives. Instead, demonstrate your own engagement. I recommend you ditch your engagement projects. Far too many executives mistakenly chase engagement numbers to drive business performance, when they should instead be rolling up their own sleeves and jumping into the task. Why engagement matters Engagement is a side benefit of success,…
  • Your Recruiting Process Assumes Harvard Grads Cause Shark Attacks

    Bob Corlett
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:51 am
    Each year in May, about 1500 students graduate from Harvard. And within months of their graduation, there is a big, observable jump in both ice cream sales and the number of shark attacks. The data is predictable and tightly correlated, so obviously graduating from Harvard leads to shark attacks. Okay, perhaps Harvard graduates are not the cause of increased shark attacks (maybe ice cream is the real culprit). Or maybe there is something else going on here. When you confuse correlation with causation, you're going to be misled. Sadly, we humans are suckers for the shell game called…
  • What if you were tapped to replace Brian Williams or Jon Stewart?

    Bob Corlett
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:35 am
    There have been two high-profile leadership changes in the world of TV news — the suspension of Brian Williams from NBC News in the wake of scandal, plus Jon Stewart’s announced retirement from The Daily Show. What if you were asked to replace either one? Whether you enter into a crisis (like at NBC) or a calmer, planned transition (like at Comedy Central), there are aspects of successful transition that all new leaders should follow, especially when replacing a veteran leader. For advice, I turned to Pat Nichols, president of Transition Leadership International to get an…
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    Undercover Recruiter

  • The 10 Most Hated Types of Employees [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Sophie Deering
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:03 am
    Unfortunately, a workforce full of employees without any flaws is hard to come by and some times you just have to accept that there are going to be people that make getting through the working day a little bit difficult to say the least. Whether they just don’t put the effort in, or have a... View Article The 10 Most Hated Types of Employees [INFOGRAPHIC] Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • 10 Things You Think on Your First Day at Work

    Casey Fleischmann
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    CONGRATULATIONS! You have landed a job, aren’t you excited? Now all that you can think of is preparing your first day at work. If you are a graduate or just starting your first day of work in general, you will have gone out and bought new clothes so that you come across more professional and... View Article 10 Things You Think on Your First Day at Work Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • The UK’s Weirdest Interview Questions on Record

    Sophie Deering
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:03 am
    When preparing for an interview, there are a few key suspects that you expect to crop up amongst the questions asked, allowing you the opportunity to plan and answer them to the best of your ability. However, not all interviewers like to stick to a generic interview structure and according to findings in a study conducted by... View Article The UK’s Weirdest Interview Questions on Record Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • How to Build Employee Trust with Honest Career Conversations

    Jörgen Sundberg
    26 Mar 2015 | 11:03 am
    Is there an employer and employee disconnect in the workplace? LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman thinks that is the case and recently penned a book about this called The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age. The issue is that companies don’t foster open and honest career conversations. Therefore Hoffman argues that it’s time that we, as... View Article How to Build Employee Trust with Honest Career Conversations Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
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    Resume Writing Services

  • 7 Cover Letter Rules for Executive Job Search

    Martin Buckland
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    A cover letter is an important piece of marketing collateral for an executive job search. Here are seven ways to craft an effective document that will advance your career and increase your chances of an interview. © unclepodger – Be original and enticing. Don’t use a boring or generic template, but utilize the same font and format from your resume. That’s all part of your personal brand. What will a reader think if you have two distinct formats and two distinct fonts? Display your personal brand statement at the top of the page, right under your contact information.
  • How to Create a Career Plan

    Martin Buckland
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    © iQoncept – Too many people are lost in space as far as their career direction is concerned. They have no idea about who they are, and the attributes and skills they can bring their next employer. To find your way, take stock and review your career. Get clear about where you want to be. Here are some career planning tips that will help you unravel the complexity of your future. Firstly, identify your transferrable skills. Each and every one of us has a unique skill set that can traverse many business sectors. Society may tell us that we’re pigeonholed in just one sector…
  • Top 10 LinkedIn Profile Tips

    Martin Buckland
    11 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    You only have one chance to impress. Unlike a resume, your LinkedIn profile has no page restrictions, and is a chance for you to entice someone who is hunting down a candidate with your unique talents for a new opportunity. Here are my top 10 LinkedIn profile tips for making the best impression: Use a professional portrait photograph, without your spouse, kids or pets. Statistics tell us that the moment you post your professional photograph on your profile, your profile is 1,100% more likely to be viewed. Customize your LinkedIn address. Too many profiles I see have the default profile…
  • How to Get Executive Recruiters to Reply

    Martin Buckland
    4 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    © indomercy – It’s a misnomer that executive recruiters manage your career. They don’t! However, they can play a constructive role in your career advancement, as long as you take steps to retain their attention. An active executive recruiter with a large client base can be involved in up to six or seven projects (talent searches) consecutively, and can receive upwards of 50 resumes a day. Put yourself in their shoes. Even if they provided a cursory five-minute phone call to each of those job searchers, that would consume their whole day. The ideal scenario is for a…
  • How to Get Yourself Headhunted

    Martin Buckland
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    © Jakub Jirsák – The key to attracting executive recruiters, sometimes called headhunters, is to be visible, visible, visible, and approachable, approachable, approachable. With the advent of social media and the static and active platforms readily available today, it is a lot easier for the busy senior executive to manage their career. Ensure that when an executive recruiter is searching online for talent within your niche area of expertise, you will be high on their radar. Without a web presence and a significant Google profile, a recruiter who has hunted you may lose…
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  • How to Answer Negative Interview Questions

    7 Mar 2015 | 11:12 am
    How would you answer these questions at the job interview? Did you get fired? Did you not get promoted in seven years due to poor performance? It’s easy to get tongue-tied when you’re on the receiving end of these questions. However, Dan Broden reminds us that job seekers can deal with these questions elegantly. He recommends two different types of phrases when answering a negative question. When You Can Comfortably and Credibly Deny the Negative Question Consider beginning your answer with these phrases: No Not at all That’s not accurate I disagree Absolutely not It’s…
  • 10 Body Language Don’ts That Will Torpedo Your Interview

    3 Feb 2015 | 4:01 pm
    I’ve been reading Lou Adler’s Hire With Your Head. Adler has a good section detailing how ten nervous traits can be interpreted negatively by the interviewer. Here’s the list of nervous traits, along with the corresponding negative interpretation. Shallow responses can be interpreted as being not very intelligent, no sense of humor, or lack of judgment. Sweaty palms can be seen as being weak, soft, or nerdy. Definitely not someone you’d want making a presentation to a customer or executive. Twitching can show that a candidate is nervous, uncomfortable with people, and…
  • Interview with Lindsey Dal Porto, Technical Recruiter and Sourcer

    7 Jan 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Lindsey Dal Porto is the technical recruiter and sourcer for BetterWorks. BetterWorks is an enterprise goals platform for driving operational excellence and providing powerful insights about how work gets done.Before BetterWorks, Lindsey worked at FitBit and Living Social. Lindsey graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in political science and Italian. I had a chance to chat with Lindsey about a unique recruiting tool she uses called the Legends List and how candidates can get on that list. Lindsey, thanks for taking the time to be with us today.
  • The One Interview Question to Evaluate a Candidate’s Ambition and Passion

    5 Dec 2014 | 5:32 pm
    One of the biggest challenges for any hiring manager is identifying ambition and passion in a candidate. Aaron Hurst, founder of Taproot, has identified a clever interview question to evaluate those two traits: How would you describe your ideal retirement? Hurst classifies answers into three buckets: The TGIF Crowd: This group sees work as a means to an end — nothing more, nothing less. They’re always looking forward to the weekend and would almost definitely quit their jobs if they won the lottery. The Status-Seekers: These people see work as a way of gaining social status and…
  • Introducing JobScan

    4 Dec 2014 | 5:17 pm
    When a job search tool, JobScan gets 1.1k Facebook likes, they must be doing something right. JobScan is easily one of my favorite job search tools out there. With the proliferation of applicant tracking systems like Taleo, it’s important that your resume reflects the same keywords listed in the job description. JobScan is a free tool that helps candidates do just that. I had a chance to chat with James Hu, the founder, about JobScan and he was kind enough to provide some additional context below. Try it out! Jobscan tool aims to better equip job seekers by analyzing job descriptions…
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    jobs, employment in USA - Careerjet

  • Marketing Associate

    28 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    SSA & Company - New York City, NY - Job Responsibilities: Assist in planning and execution of idea-exchange events designed for business leaders (typically CEOs or Director/VP leaders in operations, supply chain, and finance). Draft messaging for targeted outreach; copyedit content and communications. Execute em...
  • Independent Sales Rep For Uniform Manufacturer

    28 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    High Performance Uniforms - New York City, NY - Houston, TX - High Performance Uniforms is looking for Independent Sales Representatives nationwide to sell its full line of custom uniforms, work uniforms, corporate apparel and promotional apparel. These sales reps will be responsible for selling our products to various distributors and unif...
  • Director, Management Consulting

    28 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    SSA & Company - USA - We are looking for outstanding candidates to help support the growth of our firm. We seek professionals who have demonstrated high professional achievement, leadership, communication skills, and experience in program/project management of consulting engagements. From a cultural...
  • Medical Surgical Registered Nurse Job

    28 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    Las Vegas, NV - Great facility in Las Vegas, NV is in need of a qualified Travel Medical Surgical Registered Nurse. The requirements of this RN position include assessing patient problems and needs; developing and implementing plans of care and maintaining clinical documentation. May advise pati...
  • Sr. Marketing Specialist

    28 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance - Portland, OR - The Senior Marketing Specialist will support the team of Marketing Managers in the development and implementation of a suite of marketing strategies and activities that support NEEA’s market transformation goals. The Senior Specialist will transition into leading marketing strate...
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    BrightMove Recruiting Software

  • VUCA World Part 3: Hiring Critical Thinkers

    25 Mar 2015 | 10:10 am
    In last week’s article, VUCA World Part 2: Adapt & Survive in Talent Management, we continued the discussion of how organizations need to alter their thinking in order to succeed in the VUCA world (VUCA standing for volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity). The reality is that not only how we hire our talent needs to change but who we are looking at to fill key positions. Organizations need to focus on individuals that can adapt, who can succeed in the unknown and think around problems. As People Matters phrases it, it’s imperative to cultivate critical thinkers in…
  • VUCA World Part 2: Adapt & Survive in Talent Management

    18 Mar 2015 | 12:27 pm
    As discussed in VUCA World Part 1: How Talent Management is Changing, the business world has transformed into an unpredictable environment described as VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity). In order to survive, organizations must change and adapt in their approach to talent management. ERE describes this process in depth, however, as a general overview, these are the recommendations for change:Things That Talent Management Must Start Doing to Meet the VUCA Environment“Talent management leaders must prepare for disruptive problems and opportunities that cannot be…
  • VUCA World Part 1: How Talent Management is Changing

    11 Mar 2015 | 8:38 am
    VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) is a term that has been thrown around for a while now and there is a reason it has stuck. Throughout the 00’s, the VUCA business world label was touted as a phenomenon, something we do not have to live with, but endure. Time Magazine referred to the first 10 years of this millennium as the decade from hell. Years later, the chaos is still running strong with no end in sight.The fact of the matter is, we do live in a VUCA world and understanding that also brings with it new challenges in how we hire and manage people. As described by…
  • Technology Spotlight: Slack

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:19 am
    In October of last year, anti-email software company Slack garnered a $1.2B valuation. Slack provides applications in various formats to support different ways of communicating in the business world, other than by email. Direct messaging, group chats and other collaborative resources are provided in order to increase productivity. Partnering with various third party vendors (Google Docs, GitHub, Dropbox, etc.), Slack vows to put an end the era of email.As Gigats explains:Typewriters, the internet, email and smart phones are just a few pieces of technology that have revolutionized the…
  • Sourcing Specialists – The Emerging Right Hand of Recruiters

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:22 am
    Sourcing Specialists are rapidly becoming a crucial part of many HR and Talent Acquisition departments. Requiring top recruiters to source their own candidates is slightly akin to sales personnel handling all their own marketing. It may make sense to smaller organizations with budget constraints or less work flow, but for larger corporations and businesses scaling quickly, Sourcing Specialists may be the key to buttering the Recruiter’s bread.What exactly does a Sourcing Specialist do? Basically acting as the right-hand man to Recruiters and Hiring Managers, Sourcing Specialists do exactly…
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  • Google Poaches Wall Street's Most Powerful Woman: 3 Takeaways

    25 Mar 2015 | 9:15 am
    Yesterday, it was announced that Google had hired Ruth Porat away from Morgan Stanley to be the tech firm's new CFO. Porat had held the chief financial officer position for the venerable Morgan Stanley for the past five years and was widely considered to be the most powerful woman on Wall Street. The move, which came two weeks after Patrick Pichette announced he was leaving his Google CFO post, was seen as a big gain for Google and a big loss for Morgan Stanley.
  • Taking the Grad School Plunge Online

    25 Mar 2015 | 8:05 am
    As decisions go, the one to go to grad school or not is up there with some of the most expensive life choices you're going to make. A degree from a reputable school in a field that is likely to enhance your career prospect will set you back anywhere from $40,000 to almost $170,000 (if you do your MBA at Columbia). Compare that range to the ticket price of other life-changing events that you might undergo before turning 40:   Cost of an average wedding: $30,000.
  • Tips for the MPRE

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:56 am
    The first MPRE of 2015 is this Saturday. Are you ready? The MPRE-Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam-is the first hurdle hopeful future lawyers must clear before being admitted to the bar. The MPRE tests your knowledge of the ethical standards of the legal profession. The exam is 60 questions, 10 of which are experimental questions, and it must be completed with 125 minutes, allowing for just over two minutes per question.
  • Announcing Vault's Top 150 Under 150

    24 Mar 2015 | 4:03 am
    Vault is excited to release a new list highlighting the best small and midsized firms with 150 or fewer attorneys-Vault's Top 150 Under 150! As a counterpart to the highly respected and widely utilized Vault Law 100, which primarily showcases the largest law firms in the country, we developed the Top 150 Under 150 as a resource for students and lateral candidates seeking an experience outside of BigLaw.
  • Surviving and Thriving After a Layoff

    18 Mar 2015 | 9:46 am
    If you or anyone you know has been laid off from a job, you know it's not easy. Even when layoffs are imminent, it's natural to hold on to the hope that your position might be 'saved.' If you were unhappy in your job, being laid off can be a blessing. However, if you loved your job and imagined staying there for some time, it can be devastating. Being laid off may not have been part of your plan, but when a layoff hits, you realize life's plan is bigger than yours.
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    AOL Jobs

  • Judge Orders Jury to Resume Deliberations In Bias Case

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:09 am
    APEllen Pao, former junior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, arrives at state court in San Francisco, California, U.S. By Sudhin Thanawala SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A judge has ordered a jury to resume deliberations in a Silicon Valley gender bias case after a discrepancy was discovered in the jury count. The development came Friday after a court clerk had announced in court that the jury had decided that the firm did not discriminate or retaliate against a female worker.
  • 19 High-Paying Jobs For People Who Don't Like Stress

    Business Insider
    27 Mar 2015 | 5:18 am
    Getty By Jacquelyn Smith Think there's no such thing as a high-paying, low-stress job? Think again.
  • The Latest: Lufthansa Creates New Group Safety Pilot Job

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:08 am
    AP 3:40 p.m. (1440 GMT, 10:40 a.m. EDT) Lufthansa says it's appointing an official to take care of "examining and further refining all flight safety-relevant procedures" at the company following the Germanwings crash. Werner Maas, the safety pilot at Lufthansa, is taking on the new job of group safety pilot - responsible for overseeing safety procedures across the airline group, which also includes Germanwings and carriers such as Austrian Airlines and Swiss. Lufthansa says airlines in the Lufthansa Group will introduce the two-person in the cockpit rule "as soon as possible" in consultation…
  • How Many Versions of My Résumé Do I Need?

    27 Mar 2015 | 3:32 am
    Getty By Marcelle Yeager You've likely heard by now that you have to tailor your résumé to every job you apply to. This could very well mean you have a stockpile in the double digits, if not hundreds. And you might feel that for this amount of effort, you've had little success. What could be behind this? It may be time to take a step back and understand what tailoring a résumé to each job means and how to do it better, which will save you precious time.
  • Top Occupations For Workers Over 50

    Kristen Felicetti
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:21 am
    Alamy CareerBuilder recently released a report that looked at the changing composition of jobs by age, gender, and race from 2001-2014. One of the most striking demographic shifts was the percentage of the U.S. workforce that was age 55 and older, with a workforce growth of 40% between 2001 and 2014. But what type of occupations are the 55+ set dominating? CareerBuilder also looked at which occupations had the highest percentage of workers age 55 and older, as well as the same occupations' average hourly earnings. Members of the clergy are most likely to be older, with 46.5% of the clergy age…
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    Business Fitness

  • Identity Lost? Try Finding It in “We.” | Commitment to “The Band”

    Dawn Lennon
    21 Mar 2015 | 9:08 am
    I’ve done it and I suspect you have too. I’ve asked myself these exasperating questions: Who am I really? Am I the person others think I am–in my family, at work, among my friends? Is my identity a product of … Continue reading →
  • Caught in a Vortex of Expectations? Listen to Find Your Way Out.

    Dawn Lennon
    29 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    I’ve always had a strong dependency on words. They help me get a grip on the world around me and the nature of people who could hurt or help me. They’ve often saved me from myself. There’s so much going … Continue reading →
  • Unearthing Your Creative Side: It’s All in How You Dig.

    Dawn Lennon
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    I love a good book. A gripping play. A haunting song. An elegant sculpture. A graceful dance. All that artistry, that creativity, fully on display astounds and moves me. I also love a well-designed plan. A complex project that comes … Continue reading →
  • Getting Your Head Around Supervising–Episode #7 | Showing Respect

    Dawn Lennon
    14 Sep 2014 | 1:35 pm
    Do you have a question about supervising that you would like me to answer here? If so, please put it in a comment after this post or any that preceded it. This series will continue based on those questions, so … Continue reading →
  • Getting Your Head Around Supervising–Episode #6 | Misreading Employees

    Dawn Lennon
    6 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    “How do good supervisors get a correct read on their employees?” That’s the questions I left you with at the end of Episode #5. Supervisors tend to draw all kinds of conclusions about their employees based upon behaviors they see … Continue reading →
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  • Why You Should Start A Talent Community Now

    Ben Slater
    27 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Everyone seems to have a different opinion on what exactly makes up a talent community. Is it the contents of your CRM? Your job board resume database? The collection of people that ‘follow’ your company on LinkedIn. For me, there isn’t necessarily a single hard and fast definition. What there is though, is an overriding theme. The clue is in the word. Community. A talent community is a group of candidates that a company is focused on building a relationship with. The emphasis is very much on communication. Companies stay in touch with these candidates and focus on creating…
  • HR’s Predictive Power on Your Customer

    Jen Phillips Kirkwood
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    A nurse snarled at me for my 3rd repeated call on my hospital bed. 3 hours past pain medication post-surgery. I sighed… “How did they possibly hire this nurse?”  After a second nurse came in later to administer the WRONG medication to me, I really started to get nervous. Lucky for me, a different shift nurse came in and my experience shifted from “get me out of here” to “amazing”. How did this healthcare organization get hiring so wrong on the first 2 and right on 3rd? They aren’t alone. Let’s face it, as a customer – anywhere- retail, call centers, when was the last…
  • Using Your Super Powers For Good

    Lisa Ryan
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    “Life doesn’t happen TO you.  Rather, it can happen BECAUSE of you.  You have far more power and influence than you can possibly imagine.  And once you decide, you can use your power to affect your own life as well as the life of the people around you.” Dick Sutphen In the movie, “The Avengers,” each character has a specific super power that enables him or her to make a difference.  They have a choice – they can use their power for good or for evil purposes. Iron Man can fly, and fight, and has a suit of armor to protect him.  (It doesn’t hurt that he is beyond…
  • Unleash The Power Of Social Media Recruitment

    Mark Lukens
    26 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Social media is everywhere in the modern world. Its ability to improve communication and to compel our attention makes it one of the most powerful forces of the 21st century. This makes it incredibly useful to recruiters, but many have yet to unleash that power. So how can you get the most out of social media in recruitment? Innovation And Imitation Most companies have now jumped on the social media bandwagon, making it a feature of their recruitment strategies. But they use it in the way that they used old-fashioned techniques like mass advertising. The old way is a spray-and-pray approach…
  • Innovate Today To Build A Vision For The Future

    Doug Coull
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    In addition to leading an organization, I’m a consumer and stakeholder in other brands. Like many people, I recognize what companies appeal to the broader masses and which have a dismal reputation for poorly manufactured products or are laden with bad publicity due to a barrage of public outcry.  So as a consumer, I will size up an organization not only for what they do with and for their consumers, but also how a company innovates today looking towards the future. A philosophy I have adopted within my own organization. Innovation, along with customer service delivery, is dynamic and…
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  • DirectEmployers DE-velopments

    DirectEmployers Association
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    DirectEmployers is continuously refining and developing new tools and features, always with the end goal of benefitting employers and improving labor market efficiencies around the globe. Check out some highlights from our latest release cycle: Partner Relationship Manger (PRM) Notifications PRM users now receive a notification when a partner (e.g. vet rep) unsubscribes from receiving a job feed (saved search). This will help maintain outreach efforts and let you know immediately when partners change their subscriber options. There’s also an alert notification in the top navigation when…
  • OFCCP Week In Review: March 27, 2015

    John C. Fox
    27 Mar 2015 | 7:26 am
    The “OFCCP Week in Review” is a simple, fast and direct summary of relevant happenings in the OFCCP regulatory environment published every Friday. Here are this week’s developments: March 24, 2015: This was the day one year from March 24, 2014 when OFCCP‘s new Section 503 and 4212 Rules became “legally effective”. After March 24, 2015 (this week), ALL federal contractors covered by the new Rules must now comply in all respects with OFCCP’s March 24, 2014 new Rules. The “phasing in” period OFCCP permitted in the March 24, 2014 Rules is now ended for all contractors. And, for…
  • What You Need to Know About Executive Order 13672: Recap of OFCCP’s Webinars

    Candee Chambers
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:44 am
    On March 24th and 25th of this week, the OFCCP presented two webinars detailing a federal contractor’s obligations with regard to the LGBT regulations that are scheduled to become effective on April 8, 2015. Below you will find the highlights of the information provided:   Agenda of the webinar included: Compliance evaluations Definitions Complaint Investigations   Important dates to remember: 7/21/14 – EO 13672 signed 12/9/14 – Final Rule published 4/8/15 – Effective date   Effects of Executive Order 13672: Requirements affect every contract signed or modified…
  • DirectEmployers and sitecues Partner to Provide Enhanced Site Accessibility to Job Seekers with Disabilities

    DirectEmployers Association
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    DirectEmployers to enable sitecues by Ai Squared zoom and speech functionality to its disability-focused sites to provide more support to job search candidates with impairments, while also giving recruiters access to a larger pool of potential applicants. INDIANAPOLIS, IN, March 24, 2015 –– DirectEmployers Association, a leading nonprofit provider of OFCCP compliance and recruitment marketing solutions, announces it has partnered with sitecues by Ai Squared to enhance job-searching capabilities for individuals with disabilities. Through this collaboration, DirectEmployers will now offer…
  • [INFOGRAPHIC] Top 10 Most Unusual Job Searches

    DirectEmployers Association
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    Have you ever stopped and thought about how many occupations actually exist in the workforce? Running a job search engine gives us a sense of the variety of careers in addition to the kind of opportunities sought out by job seekers. The following infographic shares ten of the most unusual job searches. Sifting through the data was fun and we discovered a couple of interesting points: Majority of search queries are one word, making targeted keywords powerful. Employers should always optimize specific keywords since most people use one or two words in their queries. Any of these results…
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    UIAA ACC Blog

  • Green Careers Alumni Panel Discussion

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:21 am
    Explore Green Career Options with Our Alumni Panel Join us on April 9th for a panel of representatives from the Green and Sustainability industries discussing where you can work in the world of green careers. Panelists will present an overview of their work and critical transferable skills needed for a broad array of positions in their industries. Learn how you can leverage and transfer your skills, knowledge and abilities into one of these industries and overcome the challenges of breaking into a new field.  Christopher Dillion ’03 BUS (UI), President of Campbell Coyle Kimberly…
  • Sleep Deprivation Killing Your Career Transition

    24 Mar 2015 | 3:17 pm
    One common challenge among several alumni I've talked to recently is sleep deprivation. They are tired, unmotivated, and unfocused. The causes can include stress, lack of routine, and off-hour work shifts. But, this is a challenge that probably could be remedied.  Loss of focus and memory can tank an interview, because you're not thinking clearly or remembering all the great things that you have done. Lack of energy doesn't get you closer to completing those action items for the week. And, the street you feel when you think about those action items will add to the stress keeping you…
  • Start Thinking Summer

    19 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    Explore these summer education options from UIC and Illinois. Popular classes can fill quickly so don't delay. - Whether you're already enrolled at UIC or attend another university, spending your summer in the city at UIC can help you lighten your fall course load, get a tough course out of the way, or pile on credit hours over both sessions. With 2 sessions that work with your busy schedule, in a convenient downtown location, and 300+ courses—including hard-to-find upper-level courses—UIC's Summer Session offers you the flexibility and options you need.
  • Venture Workshops hosted by SBDC Illinois and UIC Business

    17 Mar 2015 | 9:28 am
     Check out these "Venture Workshops to be held at Harold Washington Library Center" hosted by SBDC Illinois and UIC Business Open to the public, this series of free workshops will give you a solid foundation for starting your business. Alumni are encouraged to take all four, but can take individual sessions if they desire. All sessions are two hours long and attendees will leave with a list of next steps customized for your situation. Poster at 
  • Getting Started on LinkedIn Webinar, March 26

    12 Mar 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Tips and advice for alumni new to LinkedIn or who are just getting started. March 26, 2015 from 7-8 p.m. central As the world's largest business networking site and database with 332 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the globe, LinkedIn is specifically designed for professional networking and branding. This Webinar will focus on getting started and oriented to the LinkedIn profile and features. Register
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    Campus To Career

  • Living Your Passion vs. Working a J-O-B: Balancing the Scales

    Kirk Baumann
    25 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
      Let’s face it: If you weren’t born with a trust fund the size of Jupiter or into a family with strategically well-placed connections to the business world (and thus to ready-made employment), you’re going to need a job to pay the bills. This month’s rent waits for no man, and a growling stomach will […]
  • 8 Unwritten Meeting Rules You Need to Know

    Kirk Baumann
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
      Campus to Career is excited to announce our very first contributing writer, Sarah Landrum! You’ll see Sarah’s exclusive thought-provoking posts each month right here. Please help us welcome her to the Campus to Career community! This month, she has some excellent tips to help make your meetings more effective… The unspoken rules in a professional […]
  • The State of Job Seeker Personalities in America

    Kirk Baumann
    5 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    Does the state in which you live have an effect on your personality? You might be surprised at this study. Every job seeker is born with certain personality traits, but new data from the infographic below — compiled by Truity Psychometrics, a provider of online personality and career assessments and developer of the TypeFinder® personality […]
  • How a Bad Thank-You Note Can Cost You the Job

    Kirk Baumann
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
      For those fresh out of college and new in the job market, getting an interview can be a daunting task. Picking out the perfect outfit: scary. Acing the interview: even scarier. But if you think first impressions stop there, you are horribly mistaken. What comes next is the thank you note, and I know […]
  • Finding the Right Career for Your Personality [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Kirk Baumann
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Have you ever wondered why you are attracted to certain jobs? Ever thought about how happy you would be as an architect? Or how bored you would be as a software engineer? Your personality type could have everything to do with your preferences. Understanding your personality type could be a key factor in finding the […]
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  • Your Profile Photo: Research Reveals the Ultimate Hack – INFOGRAPHIC

    Donna Svei
    15 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    You know how important your LinkedIn profile photo is to your career. Or, if you don’t, read this. Luckily, Photofeeler, a Boulder, Colorado startup, conducts research on profile photos and has developed a system that lets you assess your profile photo’s effectiveness. Feedback on Profile Photos You can use Photofeeler to get feedback on three [...]
  • The Biggest Mistake You Can Make at a Lunch Job Interview

    Donna Svei
    10 Mar 2015 | 2:35 pm just published a fabulous, practical guide, written by Laura DeCarlo, on optimizing a breakfast, lunch, or dinner job interview. The article made me think about the biggest mistake you can make at a meal-based job interview. I realized, “Simple answer, it’s scheduling that type of interview at all!” Beyond: Dress? Etiquette? Conversation? Who Pays? Thank [...]
  • The Four Best Social Media Shares, According to Research

    Donna Svei
    29 Jun 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Good news! LinkedIn just completed a study of what professionals in several Asian, European, and North American countries like to read about and share on social media.  What We Like While the results varied a bit by country, the order was the same. This graphic from LinkedIn features the results for the United States: Reports [...]
  • When Good Resume Accomplishment Statements Go Bad

    Donna Svei
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:43 am
    You know your resume should feature accomplishment statements. And you know those accomplishments should be quantified whenever possible. But what if numbers aren’t your strong suit? How you, or your resume writer, present your accomplishments matters. Look at these examples (from real resumes): Example 1 “Exceeded the 2013 operating expense plan by 10% resulting in [...]
  • THIS Is a Classy Way to Leave Your Job

    Donna Svei
    17 Jun 2014 | 9:32 pm
    While Amanda Meadows is preparing to leave her job as a Graduate Assistant in the Career Services Department at Bob Jones University, she is training her replacement, Erin Kimbro. She’s not only training Erin, she’s proactively introducing Erin to her network, the people who helped her support BJU’s students with career planning services. As part [...]
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    Executive Resume Writing Service » Our Blog

  • How to “Get Over Yourself”

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:15 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Recently, after submitting to a series of niggly life and business annoyances and aggravations my grumbly, ‘whiny’ behavior mounted. I was becoming, as they say, insufferable. As a result, my husband (Rob) lovingly suggested, “Why don’t you just get over yourself?” In conjunction with his gentle suggestion, Rob texted me an elevating song […] The post How to “Get Over Yourself” appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • How to Brighten Up a Drab, Demotivating Office Culture

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:21 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Being happy at work may seem counterintuitive for some people, but it is possible. While business tasks can be tedious and difficult, when a culture of positivity exudes, even the most challenging projects are more bearable, even rewarding. If you feel your current office culture doesn’t meet expectations, don’t lose hope. Whether […] The post How to Brighten Up a Drab, Demotivating Office Culture appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • How to Wrangle Down Anxiety and Empower Yourself After Job Loss

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    6 Mar 2015 | 7:04 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Losing your job often comes on suddenly. Even if you had seen signs of your job’s demise and were planning an escape hatch, the actual dissolution of your job still can feel like a smack in the face. In many cases, losing a job is like a death. As such, many people […] The post How to Wrangle Down Anxiety and Empower Yourself After Job Loss appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • Why Employees Are Abandoning Ship

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:12 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter With an uptick in job opportunities, employees are becoming more optimistic. As a result, those who have been hunkered down, awaiting the economic storm to pass are resurfacing now, and if they don’t like what they see, they are on the hunt for better opportunities. Are you one of these employees? 1. You […] The post Why Employees Are Abandoning Ship appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • Sometimes Life Is Good When You Allow It to Be

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    8 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
      Yesterday, for a short while, I felt a little glum for no particular reason. The sun was shining, and the temps rose to nearly 70 degrees at Lake Texoma. Add to that, I live in view of a 90,000-acre lake in North Texas, and I have the luxury of a couple hundred yard commute […] The post Sometimes Life Is Good When You Allow It to Be appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
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  • Smart lifestyle choices to achieve your financial dreams

    27 Mar 2015 | 12:03 am
    We are all working towards achieving financial freedom so that we can experience the lifestyle of our dreams. However, reaching these dreams requires smart decisions along the way. With these lifestyle tips, you can get a taste of living rich while keeping your journey to affluence on track. The number one lifestyle priority has got to be your health, and the health of your family. With today’s wide availability of vitamin and mineral supplements, preventative health care makes sense, both for personal comfort and avoiding long term health costs. However, these supplements don’t come…
  • 10 Ways to Get Tax Free Income

    25 Mar 2015 | 12:08 am
    Tax free income always sounds good to me!  What do you think?  Everyone loves to pay taxes!  Don’t they?  How would you like to earn tax free income?  Taxes are going up if not now, soon.  It is inevitable! Rich people can save on taxes, but no taxes is much better. Start earning tax free income today! Here are ten examples of how you can earn extra income tax free! Buy a Fixer-Upper - You are probably going to buy a house or condominium in the near future.  The price of homes is near the lowest point in years.  You could buy a foreclosure, short sale or the worst house in a…
  • How to Avoid Rental Property Disasters?

    23 Mar 2015 | 12:04 am
    How to avoid rental property problem disasters? If you ever thought about investing in real estate, renting out your home or a room in your home, you should read this!  Earning money from income property can make you rich or cause you a lot of problems! Finding good a tenant is not easy, but you can avoid a lot of problems by just doing a few fundamental steps. So take it seriously! Details, Details, Details The best way to avoid  bad tenants is to never rent to them in the first place!  Take your time, do not rush!  Whether you buy an apartment building or rent out your home,…
  • Are You Smart about Money?

    20 Mar 2015 | 12:04 am
    Are you smart about money? Did you know you can graduate collegeor get an MBA and never take a class in personal finance?  That includes the accounting, business and finance majors!  Very few high school students can even take personal finance classes.  We make daily decisions spending, investing, mortgages and car loans every day without much thought.  Background The financial crisis of just a few years ago has sparked a new interest in personal finance in high school.  A few states are including personal finance as a graduation requirement for a high school diploma.  There are school…
  • Here is an Investment Tip, You Can Take Advantage of Today

    18 Mar 2015 | 12:04 am
    Your best investment is you! Typically, we talk about savings and investing in stocks, bonds, 401K, real estate and businesses.  In dollars and cents, we can determine if it was a good investment or not.  Pssst, the very best investment is you!  If you don’t believe me, think about the lifetime of earnings you generate.  We call that return on investment! The investment We all start out the same.  The first opportunity to improve the investment is an education.  Getting a good education is not hard, but you must make it a priority.  There are two parts to getting an education, one…
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  • Why Recruiters Aren’t Returning Your Calls

    24 Mar 2015 | 2:00 pm
    There is a long-standing misconception among job seekers about recruiters – how they can help, how to engage them and, most often, why they’re not returning your calls. When I was head of marketing for the Association of Executive Search Consultants, we spent a lot of time explaining the difference between retained search consultants and contingency recruiters. To provide candidates with the opportunity to be “found” by search firms, the organization created a senior-level candidate site called, where candidates could pay a fee to list their credentials and search firms…
  • Colleges Make It Pay for Students to Take Unpaid Internships

    18 Feb 2015 | 12:36 pm
    To enable all students to take advantage of unpaid internships, many colleges are now offering grants on a first-come basis. Find out if your school offers such a program here.
  • How College Students Can Make the Most of Winter Break

    5 Dec 2014 | 9:12 am
    Use your winter break from college wisely--it's a great time to plan your career.
  • 5 Ways to Market Yourself as a Leader

    17 Nov 2014 | 1:09 pm
      Photograph by John Santerre 2010 Being a leader means knowing who you are and what you stand for—You’ve decided upon your mission and you have a vision for how to get there. It’s informed by your value system—what you care most about and what you feel is right. Developing yourself as a leader means declaring a need in the market that you are passionate about satisfying, what your role might be in meeting that need and the audience you want to serve.…
  • The Interest You Left Behind

    10 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    We all have subjects that particularly interest us, that capture our attention. It could be a skill, a hobby or just a topic you follow very closely. Try taking note of the articles that attract you online or in the newspaper and you’ll have your answer. Have you incorporated that interest into the job you have today? As much as we are told, to use a trite term, to “follow our passion”, many times life leads us down a different path and we leave that interest behind.…
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  • How to Choose a Profession That Fits Your Personality

    Ms. Career Girl
    28 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    “Choose a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” That’s a saying almost anyone trying to find the best career for them has heard before. It could also be said that if you choose a profession that suits your personality, you will also be able to enjoy better job satisfaction and work-life balance too...   
  • The 7 Deadly Job Search Sins of Recent College Grads

    JobScan Blog
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:30 am
    With spring upon us, a slew of college graduates will soon enter into the Hunger Games... I mean... the modern job market. And one thing is for sure, what happens in this arena is not what you expected. Everyone knows that circling ads in the newspaper with a sharpie is an obsolete strategy. But there are many other job search sins, just as antiquated as that Sunday morning ritual, still being committed by recent college graduates...   
  • Stop Being Nervous in Job Interviews… Here’s Why

    Dawn Rasmussen
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    Being nervous during interviews happens to most people. Why? Because we tend to focus too much on what the outcome might be (read: I won’t get the job) that we forget to be in the moment. And that feeds our nervousness. But what we are really doing is becoming our very own saboteur. When you are so distracted by outcomes and not investing your energy into the conversation taking place at that instant, then THAT is actually where you lose control and fail. Instead, try to think about an interview in these terms: Imagine that the interviewer is a celebrity   
  • Ask Yourself These 4 Questions When Building a Personal Brand

    26 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    Yesterday on The Savvy Intern we featured "10 Ways to Build a Perfect Personal Brand" from our friends at Levo League – an excellent tutorial on how to deliver a highly-effective brand to potential employers, customers and influencers. And yet we heard from many young careerists: "I'm not even sure what my 'brand' is!" and "This is great, but I don't know what I'm selling yet"...   
  • What Soft Skills Will Your Next Boss Expect From You?

    25 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    Today, you are expected to not just do the job – but to do the job incredibly well while improving existing processes, leading teams, and creating innovative solutions... all while fitting into the existing culture. And to do that employers want you to possess certain skills – soft skills, specifically – that make you instantly employable. But what skills, exactly, are they looking for?   
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    Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA

  • Communicating Emotions at Work – 3 Tips

    Lei Han
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:56 am
    When my kids were in daycare, they were gently cared for. They were nurtured. They had great snacks and long naps. And they were taught about communicating emotions. I’ll never forget the first time I heard my daughter say, “Mommy, I don’t like that you said that. When you say that it makes me feel … Read More →The post Communicating Emotions at Work – 3 Tips appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • Best Secret to Finding Your Dream Job

    Lei Han
    16 Mar 2015 | 7:08 am
    Do you want to find any job or your dream job?  The focus of this post and podcast is for all those who want the latter – a dream job!  Finding any job requires many of the same things – a great resume, good interview and networking skills, and a relentless effort to keep applying.  However, there is one difference in … Read More →The post Best Secret to Finding Your Dream Job appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • Say Yes – When You Usually Say No

    Lei Han
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:33 am
    I know it’s well into the New Year, but I am still pondering what to do differently this year to take my life to the next level.  Here is one idea I am implementing – Say Yes, when I usually say no. I am realizing, if I want to grow in life and at work. … Read More →The post Say Yes – When You Usually Say No appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • What Kind of “Sugar” Can You Contribute?

    Lei Han
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:22 am
    I can’t stop watching this video.  It just make me feel so good about life and people.  My husband showed it to us a few weeks ago.  Now my kids and I watch it almost every day and dance to it in pure joy. So why am I share this on my career blog?  Well, it made think about the true meaning … Read More →The post What Kind of “Sugar” Can You Contribute? appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • Who Would You Rather Be – Elsa or Anna?

    Cindy Wong-Zarahn
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Lei:  I am excited to introduce a new Executive Author to our Soft Skills Gym – Cindy Wong-Zarahn.  I only met Cindy last year but feel like we have been old friends for years.  She has close to 20 years of experience in the corporate world with plenty of battle scars as well as very sage advice. … Read More →The post Who Would You Rather Be – Elsa or Anna? appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
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    "No-Choke Zone" Blog

  • Theresa Sperling

    acehorse admin
    24 Mar 2015 | 9:15 pm
    “If you are serious about training public speaking skills, this is an excellent investment. You will learn phenomenal coaching and training skills.” Theresa Sperling, President The Presenter’s Workshop
  • My Date with John Tesh

    acehorse admin
    15 Sep 2013 | 3:43 pm
    Last week after three days of a very exhilarating and exciting SpeakersTrainingCamp® Instructor Certification Training session, I needed to drive three hours to the location of my weekend destination: Corvallis, Oregon for a 4-day dog agility competition. I knew that I needed to be proactive about staying alert for that long drive. What shall I choose…. caffeine, sugar, Cheetos (often, my go-to munchy)? No – I shall choose something healthy…. so I chose John Tesh and his radio show. So for three full hours, John and I had a fabulous date. I was alert, attentive and I…
  • Ashton Kutcher Speech Wins SpeakersTrainingCamp® Kudos

    acehorse admin
    25 Aug 2013 | 10:04 pm
    SpeakersTrainingCamp® attendees often ask for examples of outstanding presentations. I usually have a hard time coming up with examples – most presentations are lacking…… And then one day, the Facebook pages were buzzing with raves about Ashton Kutcher’s Teen Choice Awards Speech. I checked it out. Here was the perfect speech. Here’s why: 1. He geared the speech to his audience both in terms of content and language. 2. It was incredibly well-organized. I love the magic of 3 points. It keeps things nice & simple. 3. His passion was undeniable. Fabulous! 4.
  • 5 Keys to a Website that “Wows”

    acehorse admin
    13 Aug 2013 | 1:24 pm
    This Summer I had the pleasure of being the liaison for my husband’s brand new dental office website. I had lots of fun and learned lots. I thought that I would pass on the key learning points to you: 1. Use real photos. Do not use stock photos. You want your followers to see the real you – not some ad agency’s idea of what your business is. Of course, hire the best professional photographer available. 2. Choose colors that reflect the business. We chose green and beige – both calming, medical, natural. Plus Crest toothpaste is even green! How do you choose –…
  • Jerry Seinfeld’s Creative Technique

    acehorse admin
    14 Jun 2013 | 1:04 pm
    Jerry reveals his secrets on how he creates jokes. We have one big thing in common – I also have to use a yellow pad of paper while I am creating a new presentation. I even started writing my book with the help of a yellow pad. Like Jerry, it has to be yellow! Check out his creative genius: Subscribe to “No-Choke Zone” Blog by Speech Coach & Successworks CEO, Sue Gaulke by Email
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    Position Ignition Career Blog

  • 10 Ways to Better Understand Your Values

    Lucy Skipper
    26 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Whether applying for a job with a different employer or seeking an internal move within your current organisation, it’s important to check that the values of the new company or department are aligned with yours. In order to do this, we must first have a decent understanding of our own values. In day-to-day life, it can be hard to find the time and space to identify and contemplate our values. These tips are designed to help you carve out that time and space.
  • 11 Reasons Why Coaching is Useful

    Lucy Skipper
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    We hear terms such as “life coach” and “career coaching” bandied about a lot these days, but if we’ve never had a coach it’s hard to know what coaching entails and why it would be useful to us. This article aims to lift the lid on why coaching could be useful to you, your career and your life in general.
  • 10 Ways to Network with More Senior People

    Lucy Skipper
    19 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Quite often we believe that networking with senior people will be good for us. Let’s examine why we believe that might be true. They are able to give us greater responsibility. They have had experience that we have not had. They can be role models for us. They may well have experiences in their past that if we knew more about we might think about for our own career. These are just some of the reasons why networking with our superiors might be useful. If you can relate to any of these reasons, you’ll be interested in the tips below.
  • 5 Steps to Knowing You’re Ready for a Job Interview

    Lucy Skipper
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    When you walk into a job interview, you want to know you’re ready for it. Knowing you’ve prepared as well as you can gives you a confidence that can only serve to help you in the interview. Once you’ve covered the areas below in your interview preparation, you can be sure you’re ready for the big day.
  • How to Work With People You Really Don't Like

    Lucy Skipper
    12 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    It’s natural for our hearts to sink when we realise that we’ll be working closely with someone we just don’t get on with. We spend so much time at work that it can be a real downer to have to spend the majority of that time with someone we can’t actually stand to be around.
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    Everyday Bright

  • The 3 Secret Sources of Indecision

    Jennifer Gresham
    17 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    One week you’re dead set on cooking for a living, the next you want to be a librarian. The problem isn’t coming up with something you might want to do for a living, it’s committing to it. And the indecision is driving you crazy. It’s not like you haven’t tried to nail it down. You’ve taken personality tests, read books on risk-taking, and completed countless personal development exercises. And for a moment, you think you’ve figured it out. But only for a moment. Then the doubt creeps in and you find yourself back at square one again. Are you really…
  • How to Stop Your Insecurities from Hijacking Your Aspirations

    Jennifer Gresham
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Editor’s note: guest post by Scott L. Sind Ever feel like your professional life is a constant roller coaster ride? Some days you experience huge wins, but others leave you languishing in emotional despair, questioning your competence and wondering if you’re on the verge of being outed as an utter fraud. Sound familiar? I’m willing to bet that most of you have felt this way at one time or another. I certainly have, and I still do when something doesn’t go quite as expected. Even worse than suffering these moments of insecurity is that it’s far too easy for negative thoughts to…
  • On Vulnerability, Going Carless, and Having a List of People You Can Call

    Jennifer Gresham
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:34 am
    One of the things I like the most about not having a car is that it forces you to be a little bit vulnerable. Sure, in this day and age, you can take advantage of ride-sharing or just rent a car. If you’re lucky enough to live in a city with public transportation, that’s another option. But there comes a time when you’ll wish you could borrow someone’s car. Why is it so hard to ask? If the number of cars that line our street during the day is any indication, there are certainly plenty available. The truth is I’ve always avoided asking for help unless it was an emergency. For…
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    Karla Porter

  • Motivational Quotes vs Reality

    15 Mar 2015 | 9:20 pm
    If your social media feeds are anything like mine, they are full of quotes like these: You can do anything you set your mind to. When you believe in yourself anything is possible. If you dream it you can do it. She believed she could so she did. As long as you’ve got passion, faith, and are willing to work hard, you can do anything and have anything you want in this world. On a daily basis these and other similar such sentiments cross the monitors of our digital devices. Ah, the indomitable human spirit. Seriously, it’s a good thing the healthy mind is wired to strive for things and not…
  • A Corporate Culture Refreshingly Void of Negativity

    8 Mar 2015 | 12:25 pm
    In my backyard is an multinational company that needs to be recognized for being incredible, even under unfortunate circumstances. The SCHOTT glass plant in Duryea, PA, went up in flames and the roof caved in with damages estimated at around 50 million dollars. Displaced employees gathered at a local fire hall. A guy named Ed Slusser has been there 41 years (not kidding) — he cried, and he wasn’t the only one. How did SCHOTT respond? Operations Manager Michael Brown publicly thanked firefighters and the community and he talked about the “SCHOTT family” on TV news interviews. They…
  • A Reason to Celebrate!

    6 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    What do United States Senator Robert P. Casey, Crystal Goss, the Dallas High School Football Team, Commission on Economic Opportunity, and the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins all have in common? Well, they are all residents of #NEPA570. But, there’s more… Much, much more… They are all being honored this year by The Arc of Luzerne County for other things they have in common. Just like The Arc, they embody the essence of community spirit, quality of life, collaboration, and esteem and inclusion of all members of society, to include people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. I…
  • This is what it looks like to love your job

    16 Feb 2015 | 10:15 am
    This morning as I watched a video of Jim Cantore, meteorologist with The Weather Channel, absolutely reveling in the kind of god awful frigid blizzardous weather I hibernate from in front of the fireplace — all I could think through my ear to ear grin was how this man seriously loves what he does. Cantore’s Twitter bio says in part, “The journey is the reward.” I believe he means it. Watch the video, it doesn’t look like he’s working, it’s like he’s at a sporting event, cheering on his favorite team demolishing the opponent. In this video, Cantore provides the perfect visual…
  • Letting Go of 2014

    30 Dec 2014 | 1:44 pm
    It all began with a gift card I had a Barnes & Noble gift card forever in my purse. There were some books I wanted to purchase; Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult Asperger Syndrome (Guides to Indivdualized Evidence Based Treatment Series) and Living Well on the Spectrum: How to Use Your Strengths to Meet the Challenges of Asperger Syndrome/High-Functioning Autism, to help me gain some additional perspective for working young adult students in a work readiness program I manage, but the user experience far surpasses B&N so I decided to use the gift card in the store near…
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    The Voice of Job Seekers

  • Stress Less, Achieve More in the Workplace and Job Search

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Pressure is good. Stress should be avoided  according to Aimee Bernstein, author of Stress Less Achieve More: Simple Ways to Turn Pressure into a Positive Force in Your Life. She states that, “…all us feel we’re always under pressure because of our constant accessibility.” What makes you the most stressful about the job search process? I would love to hear what you think. There are three ways you can tell me: 1) Leave a voice mail or text message at 708-365-9822. Let me know if I can share it on future shows 2) Email me 3) Go to…
  • 2014 Global Career Brainstorming Day Report with Marie Zimenoff

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    For the last five years, the Career Thought Leaders Consortium (CTL) has published a “Global Career Brainstorming Day” through hosting a worldwide brain dump of career trends current and anticipated. MarieZimenoff (@workwithpurpose), the new President of CTL, and I discuss a small part of the whitepaper produced as a result of the meeting. The whitepaper is a useful tool for job seekers and career professionals. The report is free and downloadable for anyone to access as well as other material produced by CTL members. Marie is a former president of the National Resume Writing…
  • 4 Ways to Quickly Succeed in Your New Workplace

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
    How you perform and manage your personal discipline of the first 90 days of a new workplace often sets the tone for your overall performance, right? The first 90 days is the primary window for many employers to decide to keep you or let you go. I like coming back to this subject again because it is a real struggle for many job seekers. Dr. Deb Bright is back to discuss in-depth her recent article on her blog, A New Position? Some Tips for Getting a Head Start Toward Success. Dr. Deb Bright (@DrDebBright) is the author of the book, The Truth Doesn’t Have to Hurt: How to Use Criticism to…
  • 10 Ways Your Spouse Can Boost Your Career

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    5 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    Marriage is a powerful relationship. Yes, I see and hear the eye-rolling, head-shaking, and let-me-check-my-Facebook-page-on-my-phone people sigh in the “I’m sick of hearing this myth” attitude. I must warn you that this post is a positive marriage post so if you need to stop reading, go ahead. But please, allow me to pontificate, because the evidence below is from personal experience and the relationships of many of my friends, and as a career practitioner. Your spouse will boost your career aspirations, goals, and accomplishments if you let him or her. I will spare you the…
  • How to Find Telecommuting Jobs with FlexJobs

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    3 Mar 2015 | 3:30 pm
      This special edition of the podcast features, a service providing legitimate and closely screened telecommuting jobs. There will be segments in the weeks to come where we will highlight relevant content for job seekers interesting in working remotely in a full or part-time capacity. You will hear Brie Reynolds (@briewreynolds), online content director for FlexJobs in most of the segments sharing what is featured on their blog, and studies highlighting the benefits of remote jobs and careers. If you are interested in telecommuting jobs and never knew how to find one, then…
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  • 10 Career Change Questions for Self-Assessment

    Jennifer Parris
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:28 am
    When thinking of making a career change it's important to make a well informed decision. Check out these questions for self-assessment to help guide you! The post 10 Career Change Questions for Self-Assessment appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • Vince Vaughn Stars in Bad Work Stock Photos

    Brie Weiler Reynolds
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:07 am
    Job searching is no fun, but bad work stock photos featuring Vince Vaughn might be the quick laugh you need to keep going. The post Vince Vaughn Stars in Bad Work Stock Photos appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 4 Career Change Mistakes to Avoid

    Beth Braccio Hering
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:45 am
    Are you looking to change careers? Before moving forward check out these four career change mistakes to avoid in order to be successful. The post 4 Career Change Mistakes to Avoid appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • Remote Job in Operations Supports Flexible Future Plans

    Adrianne Bibby
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:36 am
    For one job seeker, a remote job in operations fit perfectly with future plans. Read her story, and her tips for successful job searching here! The post Remote Job in Operations Supports Flexible Future Plans appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • Virtual Offices Are the Workplace of the Future

    Jessica Howington
    27 Mar 2015 | 2:04 am
    Flexible work is trending upwards, and workplaces are going more remote. Check out these stats on virtual offices being the future way to work. The post Virtual Offices Are the Workplace of the Future appeared first on FlexJobs.
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  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Costly Mistakes Job Seekers Make

    Heather R. Huhman
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Mobile Media Devices Every Thursday, the Come Recommended Career & HR Blog ends the week with a wrap-up, bringing you the top news from the week for job seekers and employers. These articles highlight the latest trends in the industry. JOB & INTERNSHIP SEEKERS A CEO Explains 2 Costly Mistakes Job Seekers Make: Business Insider shares two of the five mistakes Liz Ryan, CEO ofHuman Workplace, thinks job seekers should avoid if they really want to land a job in 2015. Read more. The Worst Mistakes Job Seekers Are Still Making: Is your resume typo-free? Do you keep eye…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Why Relationships Matter In Content Marketing

    Heather R. Huhman
    26 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    Image Credit: Mobile Media Devices Every Thursday, the Come Recommended PR Blog ends the week with a wrap-up, bringing you the top news from the week about public relations and content marketing. These articles will highlight the latest trends in the industry to help you stay up-to-date on the PR world. CONTENT MARKETING How to Use Blog Comments to Become a Better Content Marketer: Content marketing doesn’t stop at creating and promoting content. Blog comment sections also play a large role in content marketing. Read more. Why SlideShare Should Be Part of Your Content Marketing…
  • Poacht: The Only Covert Job Search App You Need To Know About

    Heather R. Huhman
    24 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Poacht Looking for a job can be difficult enough when you’re unemployed, but what if you’re one of the 50 percent of employed job seekers who, according to Jobvite’s 2015 Job Seeker Nation Study, consider their current position a placeholder? Or the 45 percent of employees who are happy with their current position but open to better opportunities? Poacht is the app for you. Poacht is a job search app designed for the job seeker who wants to initiate a “covert job search.” It lets employed job seekers look for new, exciting opportunities and connect with…
  • How To Create A Genuine Employer Brand With Social Media

    Heather R. Huhman
    24 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    Image Credit: Highway Signpost Employer Branding on Bigstock When looking for a new employer, job seekers want a company they can trust. But building a trustworthy employer brand is tricky. You need to promote the brand and the workplace culture without seeming like you’re directly promoting the company. Social media is a critical resource when promoting an employer brand and, when used in the right ways, it can make the employer stand out as trustworthy and transparent. Here are a few ways to use social media to create a reputable employer brand: Share relevant content. Social media users…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: How To Impress An Interviewer

    Heather R. Huhman
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Mobile Media Devices Every Thursday, the Come Recommended Career & HR Blog ends the week with a wrap-up, bringing you the top news from the week for job seekers and employers. These articles highlight the latest trends in the industry. JOB & INTERNSHIP SEEKERS How to Impress an Interviewer: “Dress to impress,” “get there early,” “don’t leave it at goodbye,” CPA Australia offers up these and three other great tips for impressing your interviewer to help you land the job. Read more.  American Millennials Are Among the…
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    Eat Your Career

  • Why Sharing Credit at Work Is Good For Your Career

    Chrissy Scivicque
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:37 am
    I talk a lot about how to advocate for yourself, be loud and proud of all you do, and take credit for your work even when others are trying to steal the spotlight. But today, I want to turn that around and talk about the other side of the coin: sharing credit with others. It’s an overlooked, but equally important part of your career success. A true professional knows that, whenever you experience a great achievement at work, you should be vocal about it! Tell your superiors exactly what you did and how you accomplished it. But, when others are involved, be sure to share credit where it’s…
  • Personal Updates, Reflections and Looking To The Future

    Chrissy Scivicque
    8 Mar 2015 | 9:02 pm
    Well, friends, let me start this blog post by saying one thing: I’m still alive! I know, I know. It’s been…like…forever. Or more accurately, it’s been almost a year. A YEAR! I can hardly believe it. And yet, I can believe it because so much has happened. Here’s a quick overview of what’s been going on (and then I promise I’ll get into the details): I endured a painful (though ultimately incredibly necessary) break up I sank into the darkest depression of my life—so deep, I was terrified I might not recover I recovered I released a handful of people and habits that no longer…
  • The Art of Conscious Compromise: Finding Your Perfection

    Chrissy Scivicque
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    I’ve been thinking a lot about compromise lately. Some people do it too much in life, others not enough. Over the past year, I compromised a lot to be with someone I thought I loved. If you asked him, he’d say he did the same. At some point, the question loomed: If all of this compromise is required, is this the right thing for either of us? It’s a hard, gut-wrenching lesson to learn in romance, but it also applies to your career. Compromise is indeed a requirement for successful relationships and successful careers. We can’t have everything our way 100% of the time. Holding out hope…
  • How New Hires Can Make a Great First Impression

    Chrissy Scivicque
    4 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Congratulations! You got hired! Now the hard part starts. The first 30 days on the job is a critical time for creating your professional reputation. Like it or not, first impressions are often lasting impressions. But most of us are so focused on learning the ropes, we forget to consider how others might be receiving us. So, how do you ensure you make a strong, professional first impression even as you ramp up to speed in your new gig? This was the topic of my most recent interview on Fox 31 Denver’s Good Day Colorado. Watch the video below to get my hottest tips for how to get started…
  • How to Keep Your Skills Sharp When Out of the Workforce

    Chrissy Scivicque
    10 Mar 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Whether you’ve voluntarily taken some time off work or involuntarily found yourself unemployed, it’s important to keep your skills sharp while out of the workforce. Whatever the reason you’re not working, every day that passes by where you’re not using your professional skills is a chance for you to fall behind the competition–and that could make it very hard to get back into the workforce when the time comes. Here’s the good news: Even when you’re not working there are ample opportunities for using your professional skills if you know where to look.
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    Jobberman Insider

  • How Self Belief is the Only Key to Your Career Success

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    11 Mar 2015 | 5:26 am
    Losing a job can be heartbreaking for anybody especially when it is a sudden shock. It could really be a devastating punch for one’s mental esteem. But you do not have to be low. It is okay because when something good is waiting for you, you have to get away from the things that could lag you behind. Thinking for the next career path might be confusing at this moment but you have to move on. This will also bring fears along but you have to overcome these fears. You must be having questions in your mind like who is going to hire me now? Or what type of job I am best fitted for? These are the…
  • How to Bridge the Skill Gap and Stay Relevant

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    11 Mar 2015 | 4:44 am
    The 2015 Deloitte Millenial Survey reveals that only 28 percent of millenials feel that their current organizations are fully utilizing the skills that they have to offer. On the other hand, every year there are several talent shortage surveys, with employers citing “skills-gap” as one of the major reasons for talent shortage. This is an odd dichotomy that exists in the job market right now.  Here are some tips if you find yourself on the wrong side of skills gap. Not very long ago, a bachelor’s degree would suffice to last an entire career. Yet today we find students grappling with…
  • Best Advice: Take Jobs Others Don’t Want

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:55 am
    I’ve received a lot of great advice on how to build a successful career, but it’s the following guidance from my grandfather that stands out as the best. If you want to get ahead in your career, take jobs others don’t want but management wants you to have.” No doubt this advice doesn’t sound overly pleasant, but I took it seriously, and when I was given an opportunity to put it to good use, he was right. A few years after I joined Halliburton, an opening turned up for a country vice president position in Angola. It was a challenging assignment, and there wasn’t a long line of…
  • How To Succeed Professionally And Personally

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:48 am
    When I was working in my first leadership role as a director of key account management at L´Oréal – and having been highly committed to manage a challenging business and a talented team – our baby daughter was diagnosed with craniosynostosis. To avoid possible brain damages an immediate head surgery was required. As every parent would, my wife and I discussed with doctors and medical experts to find the right hospital and treatment. When I sat there one evening whilst our little one was crying in her rocking cradle, I was contemplating about the upcoming surgery and her future.
  • It’s Time to Get a Job!

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    6 Feb 2015 | 5:48 am
    It’s not what your country can do for you to get a job but what you can do for YOU. If you have applied several times for a job and still haven’t been employed, then it’s time you add something to your approach. Go NOW and get yourself a PSENSE Certification! With a PSENSE Certification, you tick the right boxes as requested by every hiring manager Does the applicant know how to do the job? Does the applicant want to do the job? Does the applicant fit in the work environment? The first course for 2015 starts February 9th and there are only 35 seats available for the first…
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    HR C-Suite

  • Leadership: an Overlooked Quality

    Glen Hughins
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    There are few characteristics all great companies have in common. One of them is a high level of leadership inside of the organization. Most of the hiring managers overlook the importance of this ability, however. They believe that some people lead the organization, and need the capacity, while others just follow the instructions. But is […]
  • Four Causes of Deteriorating Labor Productivity

    Stephen Henry
    22 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Labor is the human capital which is necessary for any business to flourish. However, if labor is not productive, hiring them would only increase business costs. This article highlights some factors of why labour productivity in a firm declines. Some people hold the assumption that if businesses hire more workers, they tend to be more […]
  • What CEOs Expect from HR Leaders

    Ashley Sanford
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    I’m sure you have heard it many times that the CEOs of an organization are more fixated on the “big picture”. They want to see the results that contribute to the “end goals” of an organization. However, this is easier said than done. For an HR professional, it is difficult enough to meet organization needs […]
  • Servant Leadership in Business

    Terry Findley
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Servant leadership is a new trend in the philosophy of doing business that is becoming increasingly popular among managers that like to keep themselves informed and one step ahead of the latest discoveries in the field of good practices of sailing the shifting waters of business. But at the same time, servant leadership, although becoming […]
  • For Market Survival: Nurture Problem Solvers

    Tresha Moreland
    15 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    For some managers it is easy to be tempted to being the “be all end all” for decision-making. For some leaders, there is always a reason not to trust the team to make the “right” decisions. In a workplace where decisions are reserved for only the top, the culture will prevail with people who struggle […]
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    Executive Resume Services

  • How To Decide Which Job Is For You

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    25 Mar 2015 | 11:14 am
    Glassdoor recently came out with their list of the 25 Best Jobs in America for 2015. Their criteria for the Glassdoor Job Score is based on three factors — earning potential (average annual base salary), career opportunities rating, and number of job openings. It’s a pretty nice list, from the sales engineer at #25 to the #1 physician’s assistant. It covers a lot of career fields and your own “best job” just may be on the list. Then again, it might not. Filter Job Options Wisely Picking a career based solely on how much money you will make is not a good idea…
  • 10 Traits Every Executive Should Have

    Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:57 am
    To be effective in upper-level management, you need a specific set of traits. It’s also important to exhibit these attributes through your actions, as well as the company’s executive bio and your executive profile for social media. While there are other factors affecting your abilities as a manager, displaying these traits will increase your chances of success. 1. Leadership Skills A personal drive to lead others is a necessity for those who want to serve on the executive level. While leadership skills can be acquired traits, an innate tendency to lead will serve you better in a…
  • Expert Advice: Be Less Responsible At Work

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    19 Mar 2015 | 11:34 am
    Why would an expert suggest that being less responsible at work is a good idea? But that is exactly what Dorie Clark, a marketing strategist and professional speaker who teaches at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business says in the Ideas section of Time. Why You Should Be Less Responsible at Work goes against some opinions about making yourself irreplaceable and takes a look at a larger perspective of your career path. Get The Right Things Done The main focus of Ms. Clark’s advice is that in order to lead, you have to learn to prioritize what your responsibilities entail.
  • Is Your Online Reputation Keeping You From Success?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    18 Mar 2015 | 10:28 am
    Reputation management is like keeping a window clean so it doesn’t hinder the view. I don’t know about you, but the windows at my house don’t get cleaned until I realize they are obstructing my ability to see outside. Ideally, those windows should be kept clean on a schedule so it never gets that bad. Holding off on doing anything about accumulating dirt isn’t really a good idea with windows or with reputation management. Scheduled Maintenance Keeps Little Issues Small It’s a good idea to keep an eye on your online reputation by regularly doing some searches on…
  • How To Move On In Your Career Without Burning Bridges

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    16 Mar 2015 | 6:30 pm
    One of the more important things you learn as you move up the career ladder is that it has all kinds of crazy switchbacks putting you back in contact with the people you used to work with. This is particularly true when you stay in the same industry, but it happens for all of us no matter where we move in our job path. Think of all the “old friends” you have on Facebook and you’ll see what I mean. Who knew you’d be in contact again? Burning Bridges Usually Is A Bad Idea It’s very tempting to tell an annoying co-worker or aggravating boss exactly what you think of…
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    The Career Coach


    The Career Closet
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:53 am
    This is your 2nd RIGHT choice… A Bachelor’s degree is 4 years, but not everyone goes just four years. Its takes some time. You change your minds, find a newer and more interesting career while in college. Many times things change … Continue reading →

    The Career Closet
    21 Feb 2015 | 3:06 pm
    I was watching TV one day and saw this commercial.  There was a guy on there that said when you have a passion for something, you become an expert.  I’m slowly becoming an expert in the college circuit, and providing advice, workshops … Continue reading →
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    Welcome to the Career Psychologist

  • EO Wilson on Careers

    9 Mar 2015 | 12:13 pm
    EO Wilson is a world authority on ants, but he’s not bad on careers either…                    
  • A Letter to The Escape Tribe

    23 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    For my regular readers, I have been working with the brilliant Escape School, in particular an amazing group of 50 people wishing to get unstuck and do something different. It has been such an enjoyable and moving process that I wanted to write them a short letter… Dear Escape Tribe, I can’t tell you my admiration for your courage to stand for something in your lives, even in the presence of your fears. It feels like a privilege to watch you and work with you; in many ways one of the highlights of my career. So I wanted to write you my own letter, perhaps because I was so moved by those…
  • How Did You Get Stuck? Gradually then Suddenly.

    11 Feb 2015 | 2:55 am
    In Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises one character asks: How did you go bankrupt?” “Two ways, gradually then suddenly” comes the reply. And in a nutshell that explains how so many of us get trapped in career paralysis. No one plans to get stuck in a job they hate.  Most of us make a series of what seemed like rational, logical decisions to get where we did.  We did what was expected, followed the advice we were given, took the opportunities available and ended up stuck in a job that leaves us counting the minutes til 6pm. How does this happen?  Gradually and then suddenly. We…
  • Values and Vulnerabilities

    19 Jan 2015 | 4:29 am
    This is a guest post by the brilliant Dr Nic Hooper. Let me tell you about the last few days of my life. Day 1 On Thursday morning I travelled to the University of Chester to give an invited talk about my work on Relational Frame Theory (RFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Day 2 On Friday, in a number of productive meetings, I built research collaborations with brilliant people in the Psychology Department at Chester. Day 3 On Saturday morning I drove to the BBC studios in Bristol to give a radio interview about ACT. In the world of academia, this is about as rock n roll as it…
  • New Case Study – Lana Novak

    Nimita Shah
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    Hello Lana! What were you doing prior to coming to The Career Psychologist? I was working as an Art Director in advertising for over 10 years. I then had my daughter and suddenly my work/career outlook changed completely. Why did you originally come to The Career Psychologist? After having my daughter I realised that I did not want to work in an office full time. I tried changing my schedule to 4 days a week but my employer wasn’t very supportive. Having a child brought my long-running discontent with my work to the front of my mind and I decided to quit my job and try to figure out…
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    jobs, employment in USA - Careerjet

  • Marketing Associate

    28 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    SSA & Company - New York City, NY - Job Responsibilities: Assist in planning and execution of idea-exchange events designed for business leaders (typically CEOs or Director/VP leaders in operations, supply chain, and finance). Draft messaging for targeted outreach; copyedit content and communications. Execute em...
  • Independent Sales Rep For Uniform Manufacturer

    28 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    High Performance Uniforms - New York City, NY - Houston, TX - High Performance Uniforms is looking for Independent Sales Representatives nationwide to sell its full line of custom uniforms, work uniforms, corporate apparel and promotional apparel. These sales reps will be responsible for selling our products to various distributors and unif...
  • Director, Management Consulting

    28 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    SSA & Company - USA - We are looking for outstanding candidates to help support the growth of our firm. We seek professionals who have demonstrated high professional achievement, leadership, communication skills, and experience in program/project management of consulting engagements. From a cultural...
  • Medical Surgical Registered Nurse Job

    28 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    Las Vegas, NV - Great facility in Las Vegas, NV is in need of a qualified Travel Medical Surgical Registered Nurse. The requirements of this RN position include assessing patient problems and needs; developing and implementing plans of care and maintaining clinical documentation. May advise pati...
  • Sr. Marketing Specialist

    28 Mar 2015 | 9:55 am
    Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance - Portland, OR - The Senior Marketing Specialist will support the team of Marketing Managers in the development and implementation of a suite of marketing strategies and activities that support NEEA’s market transformation goals. The Senior Specialist will transition into leading marketing strate...
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    Sandbox Advisors

  • Tips for Negotiating a Higher Salary

    Nigel Nolan - Senior Consultant, Sandbox Advisors
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:55 pm
    In order to award yourself with an edge in any situation that calls for salary/price negotiation, it is ideal that you offer a range to increase your chances of getting an offer close to your goal. Such range offers can lead to a better outcome for you, as compared to the alternative of proposing a […]
  • Career Quiz: Which Famous CEO Are You?

    Amit Puri - Managing Consultant, Sandbox Advisors
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:45 pm
    Do you dream of being a big time CEO? Take this quiz and find out which famous CEO you are most like.
  • Singapore’s 2014 Job Market Report, Plus Outlook for 2015

    Amit Puri - Managing Consultant, Sandbox Advisors
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:54 pm
    Driven by the Ministry of Manpower’s (MOM) policies to increase workforce quality and promote productivity-driven business growth, Singapore experienced a strong labor market in 2014. As the country steps into 2015 and beyond, restructuring of the Singaporean economy remains a critical objective as the labor market tightness. And the importance for businesses to adopt fewer […]
  • Quit Waiting. Take Action & Make Things Happen

    Amit Puri - Managing Consultant, Sandbox Advisors
    23 Mar 2015 | 7:25 pm
  • What Asian executives in Western MNCs, Think About headquarters

    Amit Puri - Managing Consultant, Sandbox Advisors
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:22 am
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    Movin' On Up

  • Poll: How Soon After Graduation Did You Get a Job?

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:30 am
    Which is more important: education or experience? It’s an age-old question that has been researched and debated for decades, but one that doesn’t necessarily have a clear-cut answer. While the results from Glassdoor’s recent 2014 Employment Confidence Survey suggest that 82% of U.S. college graduates who were employed on a full or part time basis believed that their level of education has been an asset to their careers, 72% believe that specialized training outside of a traditional college degree is more valuable when it comes to the workplace. Last year, we asked Movin’ On Up readers…
  • National Tolkien Reading Day: The Strength of the Spirit

    25 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Tolkien Reading Day is Wednesday, March 25. An annual event aimed at encouraging the reading of works by J.R.R. Tolkien, the day is a great time to pick up a good book and transport yourself into its story. To help celebrate Tolkien, who is most famous for his classic works The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, we want to take an in-depth look at one of his most notable quotes. Tolkien once said, “It is not the strength of the body that counts, but the strength of the spirit.” Here at Movin’ On Up, we couldn’t agree more. Staying Strong in a Difficult Job Search We know that the job…
  • 5 Laws Successful Leaders Live By

    23 Mar 2015 | 9:52 am
    Whether you consider yourself a leader or not, there are always leadership opportunities to be found in the day-to-day responsibilities of your career. From taking a lead role in a team project to simply taking it on yourself to ensure a task is done right, you are most likely leading more than you realize. An article from Forbes explains it like this: “Leadership is not indicative of position or title but rather personal choice ….Anybody and everybody is a leader…” There’s no exact formula on how to be a great leader. However, for the sake of personal and professional growth,…
  • Ask a Recruiter: How to Build a List of References

    20 Mar 2015 | 9:27 am
    Navigating the job search, acing interviews, and creating resumes can be challenging. We know there’s a lot to learn about these processes, and we want to help you by answering your questions. Our very own industry experts at Express Employment Professionals are posting their recruitment and hiring answers right here on the Movin’ On Up blog. Question: In the second installment of our new series, “Ask a Recruiter,” we’re excited to feature a question from Movin’ On Up reader Anthony. Anthony asks, “What do you do if you were terminated from a job and when you ask for a…
  • Are You Stressed Out? Tips for Living a Peak Performer’s Life

    18 Mar 2015 | 12:40 pm
    Time management is your ability to allocate time to each task you need to accomplish. According to former professional basketball player and motivational speaker Walter Bond, effectively practicing time management is extremely important to your success and mental wellbeing. By not managing your time, you may put yourself in stressful situations in your job search, workplace, or personal life. “We all have 24 hours in a day, so why are some people more successful than other people? Simple answer: they managed their time better,” Walter says. “It’s not that they’re smarter – they…
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  • Why Company Culture is so Important for Attracting Talent

    Matt Krumrie
    25 Mar 2015 | 9:39 am
    So why is company culture so important for attracting talent? Because it’s a huge piece in the “quality hire” puzzle, which impacts your bottom line. The post Why Company Culture is so Important for Attracting Talent appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • If You’re Looking for a Second Job

    Nicole Cavazos
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    A second job can serve as a transition to another career entirely – a chance to try out new things while you’re gainfully employed. The post If You’re Looking for a Second Job appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • Dealbreaker Questions to Ask Jobseekers Up Front

    Matt Krumrie
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:04 am
    When it comes to interviewing candidates, HR professionals, recruiters and small business owners all have their own strategy. To do that, the skilled interviewers generally have a list of questions they ask that provide the detailed, in-depth information they need. The post Dealbreaker Questions to Ask Jobseekers Up Front appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • You’re P-Hacking and That’s Bad, Mmm-kay?

    Nicole Prause
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:07 pm
    P-hacking is running tests until a p value dips below .05. And yes, I did try to teach you that in my statistics class while you were texting your boyfriend. The post You’re P-Hacking and That’s Bad, Mmm-kay? appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • Job Interview? Here’s How to Make Your Wardrobe Fit Any Industry

    Nicole Cavazos
    20 Mar 2015 | 1:25 pm
    No matter how qualified you are for a position, when you go in for an interview or start a new job, it helps to look the part. The post Job Interview? Here’s How to Make Your Wardrobe Fit Any Industry appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
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    The Recruiters Lounge

  • MaximusLife Launches Mobile Platform at #SXSWi Focused on Wearable Market

    Jessica Miller-Merrell
    10 Mar 2015 | 10:19 am
    MaximusLife, a crowd funded people-based technology company with roots in HR technology, today announced the launch of MaximusLife “My Greatest Life” on mobile. The platform is the first people-focused platform that empowers individuals to create Mobile/SMART goals for life, work and fun. The platform makes users goals SMART and then connects them with the user’s […] The post MaximusLife Launches Mobile Platform at #SXSWi Focused on Wearable Market appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • 3 Employment Interview Questions #Employment Ethics

    Sean Little
    6 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    As an interviewer, it’s important to get a good sense of an entry level job candidate’s employment ethic from other things than a long work history. Discovering the work ethic of a potential hire is as simple as lining up a few questions that will provide insight into their character. Here are just a few such […] The post 3 Employment Interview Questions #Employment Ethics appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • Think HR Technology is Broken? #hrtech

    Eyal Steiner
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:17 am
      HR Tech Can’t Solve Your Recruitment Ailments I want to start with stating the obvious – neither recruitment nor HR technologies are “broken.” There are quite a few HR influencers and vendors out in the market which are dedicating many resources into telling you how your current processes and technologies are broken. I don’t blame […] The post Think HR Technology is Broken? #hrtech appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • Caleb Fullhart Named as Newest Member of TalentCircles Executive Team #hrtech

    Jessica Miller-Merrell
    10 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    San Bruno, CA – TalentCircles© Inc., a leading talent community and candidate relationship management platform and technology, today announced the addition of Human Capital industry veteran, Caleb Fullhart, to its executive leadership team. Fullhart joins the company as the Senior Vice President of Best Practices and Professional Services, and will be responsible for developing and […] The post Caleb Fullhart Named as Newest Member of TalentCircles Executive Team #hrtech appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • Why to Hire New College Graduates: Think Young in 2015

    Sean Little
    26 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    As we wave goodbye to 2014 and welcome 2015, now is the perfect time to look back on what we’ve learned and think about where we want to take our recruiting in the new year. A common theme in 2014 was millennial recruitment. Millennial recruitment was a hot button issue, and one that seemed to […] The post Why to Hire New College Graduates: Think Young in 2015 appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
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    Career Musings

  • The Cover Letter is Dead…Long Live the Cover Letter

    18 Mar 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Every so often we hear or read about the death of the resume, but somehow it continues to hang on for dear life. Nowadays, though, it seems that this prediction has reached the cover letter. In two recent articles – one from Elevate Talent Network, and the other from The Huffington Post – it is being inferred that the cover letter is dying, or has died. This post is not to persuade the converts. It is purely to stand up for the cover letter even if we are witnessing its demise. Are Cover Letters a Waste of Time? In February, a few recruiters met with about 80 residents of Liberty Village…
  • On The Job Hunt? Never Be Afraid to Tell Your Story

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:46 am
    Today’s career musings is not only based on a quote by actress Angie Dickinson, but also contains elements from the Foreword of my new book, Tell Stories Get Hired. Credit for the Foreword goes to Sharon Graham, one of Canada’s foremost Career Strategists. While Dickinson’s quote may relate to life in general, this post is written from a job search context and targets mid-career professionals, managers and executives. It is also relevant to job seekers, people in career transition, and even those who are happy at work! When it comes to job search, we cannot underestimate the…
  • Give Your Job Search a Boost: Do the Unthinkable!

    8 Feb 2015 | 9:56 pm
    Lauren Holliday, a contributor to my book Tell Stories, Get Hired: Innovative Strategies to Land Your Next Job and Advance Your Career, decided to create an email marketing campaign to contact potential employers after she had tried all traditional job search strategies. Her effort garnered 15 interview invitations. Recently, the Toronto Star published the story of Xingyi Yan, a University of Toronto graduate, who used an unconventional technique to find a job. She donned a large placard announcing her availability for advertising and marketing opportunities. For seven days last December she…
  • Hard Facts About Soft Skills and Why You Need Them

    2 Feb 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at “During the session you told me of a document I need to complete. When can I expect it?” “I have all the requirements for the attached position, when will we discuss it?” “Sorry to miss our meeting. I am available tomorrow at the same time.” Ouch! Those are snippets from email correspondence from a client before we had a discussion on the hard facts about soft skills. He is a brilliant and technically savvy professional, but with such a brusque attitude, and one that lacked common courtesies, he was heading in the wrong…
  • Welcome Aboard Flight 2015

    5 Jan 2015 | 9:26 am
    Welcome Aboard Flight 2015! This is both a New Years’ greeting as well as a dose of my usual Monday Rx. First of all, I am not the author of the original message, and I do pay homage to that person for his or her ingenuity. But, I thought it was such a classic New Year’s message that I decided to create this Infographic and put a slightly different spin on it. Since it’s the first Monday of the year, I think it would be a good idea to think of what’s ahead for you as you board flight 2015. Let me ask you a few questions: Have you set any specific goals for the year? If…
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    Start My Consulting Business

  • The $1,000,000 drop of solder (what are your big wins?)

    Greg Miliates
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:45 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. John D. Rockefeller created the Standard Oil Company in 1870, eventually building it into the largest oil refiner in the world, and becoming America’s first billionaire. His worth was estimated to be $336 billion in today’s dollars, making him the richest person in history. Clearly, he knew how to create big wins. And you can do exactly the same–even if you’re barely starting out. While at the helm of Standard Oil, Rockefeller was known for his attention to detail and relentless…
  • New Year goals: how to get what you really want this time

    Greg Miliates
    2 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. In my last post, I asked you to tell me what your goals are for the new year. A lot of you emailed me, and I noticed most people made a key mistake. I’ll share both the mistake, and part 1 of a 2-part fix today (I’ll share the 2nd part in my next email). Before we even get started though, consider WHY you want to achieve your goals? For example, Richard M. emailed me this: I think we all share that feeling. For me, my dad died when he was 47 (shortly before I graduated from college). As I get…
  • A skyscraper nearly collapsed — what it means for you

    Greg Miliates
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. In June 1978, the engineers who built the Citigroup skyscraper in midtown Manhattan got a call saying their building was at imminent risk of collapse. The call came from a Princeton University student who’d done new engineering calculations as part of her thesis. Those calculations showed the Citigroup building wouldn’t be able to withstand the force of high winds. If correct, the building’s collapse would cause untold deaths and destruction in the heart of New York City. When the…
  • One of my students landed a full month’s salary worth of consulting work (while caring for twins)

    Greg Miliates
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. It’s Monday. How’s that day job going for you? OK, really fascinating stuff here: When I asked you how having a profitable consulting business would change your life: a FLOOD of responses When I asked how you’d find high-value consulting prospects: less than 10 responses Here’s what’s going on: People love to dream about something aspirational, like what kind of fancy car or vacation they hope to get. Basically dreaming about WHAT they want. But when it comes to HOW to get…
  • How one reader nailed a 50% consulting rate increase (see what he did)

    Greg Miliates
    7 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. I got this email last week. It’s like lots that I get from readers & students who’ve taken action: How much did that technique boost Kieran’s consulting rate? A full 50%. Imagine if you got a 50% raise. And Kieran got it using my FREE material. In the last few emails, we’ve talked about getting clients. But getting clients, like we all know, is just a vehicle to creating the kinds of changes you’ve told me you want in your life: create some income on the side replace your…
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  • Thorium – A Future Energy Source?

    4 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Increasing pressure is being placed on the existing energy sources of coal and oil which ,while the are in plentiful supply, have the disadvantage as being regarded as environmentally unfriendly.
  • NT Opens the Way to Fracking

    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    The Northern Territory Government has opened the way to allow hydraulic fracturing — a crucial part of an emerging shale, coal seam and tight gas mining.
  • FMG Expands Downer EDI Contract

    26 Feb 2015 | 2:01 am
    Mining services contractor Downer EDI has increased its existing contract at the Christmas Creek operation of Fortescue Metals Group.
  • Good News for WA Mining

    23 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    An amazing statistic to emerge as Australians come back from summer holidays is that mining oil and gas activity is back in the spotlight.
  • Oil Jobs to Stay

    21 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    While some companies are evaluating their future employment requirements under a new lower oil prices BHP Billiton have recently confirmed that they see no need to cut production nor jobs in the foreseeable future.
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  • Job Stability is More Important Than Passion for Most College Students, According to the Way to Work™ Survey

    Meredith Craig
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    According to Adecco Staffing’s most recent Way to Work™ survey, 79 percent of students between ages 18-20 are optimistic they will find a job in five months or less, however finding a job is still their primary concern. One of the more surprising results of [...]The post Job Stability is More Important Than Passion for Most College Students, According to the Way to Work™ Survey appeared first on Recruiting & Career Blog.
  • You Have One Job, Ready for a Second?

    Kim Para
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    More and more companies are evolving to meet the needs of the shifting workforce, and this includes offering flexible hours and an increase in telecommuting.  This might include working part time for two different employers, working one full-time job and one part-time job, working [...]The post You Have One Job, Ready for a Second? appeared first on Recruiting & Career Blog.
  • How Emotional Intelligence May Help You Land a Job (or Promotion)

    Andrew Selvagn
    19 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    While most colleges have well-adapted career development centers for their soon-to-be graduates and alumni, these services tend to overlook one of the most vital attributes needed to conquer the corporate world – emotional intelligence (EI) Mindfulness, compassion and cultural consideration can sometimes [...]The post How Emotional Intelligence May Help You Land a Job (or Promotion) appeared first on Recruiting & Career Blog.
  • When and How to Remove Someone From Your Social Media Network

    Claire Topalian
    17 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Just like in the real world, social media friends and contacts can be great sources of inspiration, friendship, support and opportunity. They can also be annoying, toxic, time-sucking, needy and inappropriate. It’s bad enough when these connections cause problems in your personal [...]The post When and How to Remove Someone From Your Social Media Network appeared first on Recruiting & Career Blog.
  • Job Market Update: Leading Industries & Regional Update

    Meredith Craig
    13 Mar 2015 | 4:01 am
    The highest employment gains occurred in food services and drinking places, professional and business services, construction, healthcare and transportation and warehousing. Taking a closer look at the industries, here are some key sector highlights from the BLS “The Employment Situation – February [...]The post Job Market Update: Leading Industries & Regional Update appeared first on Recruiting & Career Blog.
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  • Why People Fail At Their Careers

    Yaseen Dadabhay
    22 Mar 2015 | 8:09 pm
    There has been much written, and said, about why and how people succeed. The contention being that, in order to succeed, you must learn, and then apply, the principles and techniques used by others who have gained success. But, knowing the principles and techniques used by others who have gained success doesn’t qualify a person […] The post Why People Fail At Their Careers appeared first on Career Mavericks.
  • Fear is the Root of Your Problems

    Yaseen Dadabhay
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:40 pm
    Every problem you or I have (and they are many, small and large), is rooted in fear. For some, that might seem obvious: the question is how to beat the fears. For others, it’s not so self-evident: why are my financial or relationship or procrastination problems caused by fear? Let’s tackle both questions — the […] The post Fear is the Root of Your Problems appeared first on Career Mavericks.
  • 9 Things great leaders do

    Yaseen Dadabhay
    17 Dec 2012 | 11:43 am
    Over the years, i have been really fortunate to work with and learn about leadership from some amazing leaders. These leaders whether they were running small family run businesses or whether they were running some of the largest retailers in the world, taught me the following 9 behaviours that i believe that all business leaders […] The post 9 Things great leaders do appeared first on Career Mavericks.
  • Why you say yes when you mean no and what you can do about it

    Yaseen Dadabhay
    5 Dec 2012 | 1:48 pm
    In a previous job, one of my team members told me during a performance appraisal where we were discussing her inability to say no – despite the fact that she was overloaded with work “I was afraid to say no because I thought that i would lose my colleagues respect if I did. But then […] The post Why you say yes when you mean no and what you can do about it appeared first on Career Mavericks.
  • How to get people to like you

    Yaseen Dadabhay
    2 Dec 2012 | 3:12 am
    If someone doesn’t like you, chances are that they wont want to do business with you, or want to have any sort of relationship with you. When you are trying to sell something to somebody : whether it is your business, your product or your personal brand, it will be easier to sell to them […] The post How to get people to like you appeared first on Career Mavericks.
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  • Social Media Snooping: Orwellian or Opportunity?

    Jon DiPietro
    15 Mar 2015 | 11:22 am
    Image courtesy of David Curran via Creative Commons license on Flickr. You are being watched. And snooped upon. And recorded. I’m not just talking about the NSA, either. Big brands are watching and listening to you online. They want to know what you like, what you don’t like, what you talk about, and who your friends are. And employers and recruiters are watching, too. Does this creep you out? Do you think your Tweets, your likes, and your professional connections are nobody else’s business? Or do you welcome it? Is your social media presence a giant, flashing, neon sign for…
  • So You’re among the Top 5% on LinkedIn. Now What?

    Brent Skinner
    11 Mar 2013 | 2:44 pm
    Use it or lose it. That’s the saying, but recently, I learned that it’s possible not to use something and still not lose it. Are you confused? Just keep reading. … One morning several weeks ago—after brewing my coffee, of course—I skipped over to my computer, fired it up and gleefully opened my email. OK, that’s not exactly true. That same morning several weeks ago I woke up at 4 o’clock and lay there very much enjoying my horizontal-ness and the cocooning aspects of my blanket. About an hour later, I finally got vertical, brewed the coffee, shuffled over…
  • Your Career as a Startup

    Jon DiPietro
    10 Mar 2013 | 11:13 am
    A year ago, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman and author Ben Casnocha published The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform your Career. In commemoration of the one year anniversary of the book’s launch, they released a visual summary of the book. This presentation elegantly articulates the #CareerGravity mindset. The book’s website explains it this way: Welcome To Permanent Beta We are all works in progress. It doesn’t matter whether you are a recent graduate, a seasoned professional, or a reinventing yourself mid-career. Great people, like great…
  • The World’s Best Résumés

    Jon DiPietro
    22 Feb 2013 | 10:52 am
    Last July, I wrote a post about the Best Online Résumé Ever. It was the online résumé of an online marketing manager who constructed it to look exactly like Google’s free Analytics tool. There were a number of reasons why this was a fantastic online CV, including the facts that it was relevant, demonstrative, fascinating and optimized for search. “My intent with this project is showing both the two sides of my professionality in digital: a good technological understanding and an online marketing knowledge,” Fortunini says. “Trying to analyse my professional path…
  • Ch Ch Ch Ch Changes in Social Media

    Brent Skinner
    19 Feb 2013 | 9:20 am
    Following is a recent conversation between Jon DiPietro and Brent Skinner, co-founders of #CareerGravity: Brent: Hey, Jon, how’s it going? Jon: Great, how are you? Brent: I’m good. Hey, I got a question for ya. Jon: Lay it on me. Brent: Um, what? I’m confused. I have a question and thought you might know the answer. Jon: That’s a figure of speech, Brent. It means to tell me. Brent: Oh. Jon: … Brent: OK, so, anyway, I just created a brand new Google account for that thing we were talking about, and I then created a YouTube channel for it, using the new Google…
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  • How to Get the Applicant Tracking System to Pick Your Resume

    Pamela Skillings
    28 Feb 2015 | 4:23 pm
    The entire process of reviewing and evaluating resumes is evolving fast. If you’re a job seeker today, you must adapt to the new reality of candidate screening if you hope to move past resume screening software and onto the interview. Here is a guide by our own Elizabeth Magill. These software applications are called many things -- applicant tracking systems (ATS), resume screening software, resume robots, soulless automated resume rejecters, etc. But whatever you prefer to call them, it behooves you to learn to speak their “language” fluently in order to make your resume stand out…
  • How to Sell Yourself in a Job Interview

    Pamela Skillings
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:32 am
    Showcase Your Strengths Without Feeling Like a Used Car Salesman “I just don’t know how to sell myself!” It’s one of the most common complaints that I hear in my job interview coaching practice. I love hearing these words because I know I can help these clients make a dramatic improvement in their interview game pretty quickly. They tend to be people who are successful and confident and poised, but just a bit too modest when it comes to talking about themselves. Take Lawrence for example. He is an accomplished IT professional with an impressive resume and no problem getting up in…
  • 25 Great College Graduation Gift Ideas

    Pamela Skillings
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:07 pm
    Looking for some great college graduation gift ideas? If only you could buy the kid a job! The next best thing is a useful gift that will truly help them in their job search. If you have a recent or soon-to-be college grad on your gift list this year, Elizabeth Megill has rounded up our favorite graduation gift ideas that are perfect for helping them dive right into the job application and interview process. These ideas also work pretty well for job seekers of all ages and for any occasion. Great Graduation Gift Ideas for $50 or Less These nifty gifts come with budget-friendly price tags,…
  • The Ultimate Guide to Acing Video Interviews

    Pamela Skillings
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that most candidates (i.e. your competitors) are terrible at video interviews. The bad news is that you’re likely in the same boat -- but not for long. Alex Andrei & Pamela Skillings bring you an in-depth guide for preparing for your next video interview. The ability to shine in a video interview requires some skills and savvy beyond basic job interview best practices. And now that more and more companies are using video interviews at some stage in the hiring process (60% or more, depending on which survey you read), you can…
  • Thank You, Veterans — Our Gift to You

    Pamela Skillings
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:40 am
    Today is Veterans Day, a day to pause and show our gratitude to all of the veterans who have served the U.S. For the third year in a row, we are saying thank you by offering free Big Interview memberships to all veterans seeking new job opportunities. While the job market is improving (more of our clients seem to be landing new jobs every month), it's still competitive out there. Returning veterans have to deal with all of the hassles of the job search plus the challenge of making the transition from military to civilian life. This means re-evaluating career goals, identifying transferable…
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  • 3 Ways to Know if You’re an Entrepreneur

    Julia Weeks
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    In today’s world, we are seeing more of what Real Business identifies as “Digital Nomads”.  Perhaps you have considered a career as a digital nomad and running your own freelance business from anywhere in the world.  Sure, it sounds glamorous and it can be very rewarding. However, it’s important to realize that by taking this path, you are entering into entrepreneurship and you need to have certain skills and traits in order to have any chance at success. 1. Passion for what you do Any entrepreneur will tell you that if you want to have a chance at success, you must have a passion…
  • How to Navigate a Lengthy Hiring Process

    Lauren Levine
    23 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    In today’s job market it’s becoming increasingly common for the hiring process to take weeks or even months from start to finish. This can be highly frustrating for a job seeker, especially when you’re asked to come in to do several rounds of interviews. In order to keep your sanity as you go through a long hiring process, keep these tips in mind: Remember, you don’t have to say yes to every interview If you know right off the bat that a job isn’t the right fit, simply don’t apply. When a hiring process is going to take up a lot of your time, you want to be sure that the end…
  • How Your Actions on Social Media Can Affect Your Job

    Julia Weeks
    17 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Social media can be a fun way to stay connected with friends and family.  However, have you stopped to consider what your social media content might be saying to your current employer or a potential employer? In today’s job market, many managers are checking out candidates’ social media profiles in order to get a better feel for a job seeker.  Not only this, but some managers are even looking at the social media profiles of current employees in order to uncover any red flags or signs of unprofessionalism. Whether you are currently employed or actively searching for employment, you need…
  • What to Include in Your Professional Portfolio

    Lauren Levine
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    A professional portfolio is essential in many industries, particularly creative ones like web design or copywriting. Your portfolio illustrates exactly what your work is like to prospective employers, and can help to set you apart from the pack. You probably already know the importance of creating a professional portfolio, but you may be unsure about what exactly belongs on the site. These are some of the items you must include: An easy way for someone to get in touch with you: Ideally, a hiring manager or potential client will check out your portfolio and be impressed by what they see. Make…
  • 5 Things to Do When You’ve Lost Your Job

    Julia Weeks
    10 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    After losing your job, it can be easy to feel lost and confused about what to do next.  It is important to keep your chin up and first understand that there are 5 key things to do and keep in mind when you’ve just lost your job. 1.What do you want to do next? The first most important step is for you to decide what you want to do next.  Do you want a job similar to the last one you had, or do you want to take this opportunity to expand your horizons and go after that dream job that’s always been in the back of your mind? Determine what you are willing to do and put a plan together.  If…
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  • Introducing our interview prep worksheets!

    Jaime Petkanics
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    As many of you know, a big part of how I spend my time is working with clients to support them through their job searches – and no part of the job search is more important than the interview itself. I’ve sat on the other side of the table and conducted well over 1000 interviews for all kinds of roles at super competitive companies. What I realized during that time is that your fate is in your hands –  and the work you put into the prep process makes a huge difference. This is why I am extremely excited to introduce my Interview Prep Worksheets!  (PS – read to the…
  • The 3-2-1 rule of following up after interviews

    Jaime Petkanics
    23 Mar 2015 | 11:50 am
    I spoke on a panel last week with some other recruiting and HR professionals who had some very sage advice. As job search advice can be subjective, the 3 of us were chatting before the panel about a few common questions to see how aligned (or unaligned!) we’d be. The very popular question on following up after interviews came up right away. While we each had a slightly different way of phrasing our advice the general guidelines were the same. However, I loved this easy-to-remember rule of thumb from my fellow panelist Amanda and wanted to share with you guys! Pretty easy, right?
  • Resume updates: when you’ve had multiple jobs at one company

    Jaime Petkanics
    17 Mar 2015 | 9:09 am
    I had the pleasure of attending a networking event last night with an amazing group, and got to answer some common questions the job search. There were a few that came up that were worth writing about (so stay tuned) but I wanted to kick off with this one: When you’ve held multiple jobs at one company, what is the best way to reflect that on your resume? Should you just include the current role with the full date range, or make a separate entry for each of them? We had 3 recruiters on the panel, and we all agreed on the best way to handle this common issue: 1. List the company one…
  • Interview Tips: The post interview recap

    Jaime Petkanics
    10 Mar 2015 | 9:03 am
    I write a lot about interview prep, and the things that you should do before an interview. In terms of getting the job, what you do before/during the interview matters more than what you do after… but a little post interview homework is important. While it can’t change the past it will help you learn for the future. Here are 5 things you should ask yourself and jot down after every job interview (oh, and feel free to download our free job interview recap worksheet too): 1. What questions did I answer really, really well… and why? First of all, give yourself a little credit for the…
  • May Graduates: When to start applying for jobs

    Jaime Petkanics
    3 Mar 2015 | 2:15 pm
    The most popular question I get asked by college seniors is about when to start applying for jobs. The reason why they’re asking me now is because they’re starting to panic. They are noticing that some of their peers already have jobs… and perhaps have had them locked down for some time (does this sound like you?) The thing you need to know is that there is a big difference between the campus recruiting process and the regular recruiting process. I’ve worked as a recruiter in both worlds, so I’ll try to shed a little light. Campus recruiting for full time jobs…
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  • Here Are The Principles You Need to Know to Help You Act and Think Like A Success (Part One)

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    If you grew up in the ‘90’s you likely associate Steve Harvey with his sitcom and his Kings of Comedy fame. However, today he’s evolved into more than we could have ever imagined. Now, the man we saw every week on our televisions walking the halls as Mr. Hightower has a presence on every media platform from the small screen to the big screen and then some. He currently hosts a radio show, a talk show and a game show and in between writes books, and is involved in film. His first book, Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man became a best-seller and ultimately two movies. Now he’s moving…
  • New Google App Helps Us Identify Locations Where Women Made History

    Aria Moyer
    26 Mar 2015 | 9:33 am
    Google created an app that will help us recognize and celebrate women’s accomplishments throughout history called Women On The Map. The app is the result of a collaboration with Google and the non-profit organization SPARK Movement. It notifies users when they are near important landmarks where a woman made history. “The purpose of Women On The Map is to show the world that there were (and are) so many women whose accomplishments have been seemingly invisible to us,” Ajaita Saini a member of the SPARKteam told The Huffington Post.  The idea originated last year, when…
  • 8 Tech Skills Today’s Grads Must Have

    Kate Wilson
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    If you’re in college right now, chances are you’re tech-savvy, whether you know it or not. Technology has made the real world a little less scary. You’re able to do many tech-based tasks on a whim, such as blogging and communicating on social networks. These skills will definitely aid you when applying for internships and jobs. But there are still a few more skills you should harness before you leave college. The following skills are guaranteed to reinforce your tech-savviness and help you score any job no matter the field. 1. Microsoft Office After spending countless hours…
  • Campaign Launches to Feature Women on $20 Bills

    Aria Moyer
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Why are only men showcased on money and no women? Just try to imagine a world where, when you withdraw money from an ATM, you wouldn’t just receive a Benjamin or a Jackson, but an Anthony honoring suffragist Susan B. Anthony, or a Chrisholm, representing Congresswoman Shirley Chrisholm. This is exactly what the the non-profit organization Women on 20s aspires to achieve. The year 202o will mark 100 years since women were granted the right to vote. In honor of the occasion, the organization launched a campaign aiming to have an influential and powerful woman in American history…
  • 8 Reasons It’s Perfectly Okay to Be a Night Owl

    Sarah Landrum
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:30 am
    Society tells us we should work while the sun is out and sleep after the sun sets. That’s the way societies have functioned for thousands of years. However, there are millions of people whose bodies don’t naturally operate on that exact sleep cycle. Rather than going to bed early and waking up as the sun rises, these night owls work best long after moonrise. Some people view this as a problem, and they may think people who sleep the day away are unconventional or maybe even lazy. RELATED: The Morning Routines of 13 Ambitious Millennial Women But the truth is, there’s nothing wrong with…
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    Amplify Talent

  • Engagement Analysis: Random Tweets Of Kindness #RTOK

    Amplify Talent
    16 Mar 2015 | 5:55 am
    I spent over 17 hours watch the Random Tweets of Kindness stream last Wednesday 3/11. As the tweets from around the world kept coming, over 4,000 of them from 35+ countries, I read them all. I was moved by the participation and sincerity of the people who participated, and the surprise and appreciation of those receiving them.
  • The Return Of “Random Tweets Of Kindness” #RTOK

    Amplify Talent
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:25 am
    Last year I tried an experiment called "Random Tweets Of Kindness". The concept was rather simple. I spent one day recognizing people who had an impact on me in some way. Many of them helped or inspired me personally. Others were people whose work or style I admired. Most were having a positive impact on their field, freely sharing their knowledge and expertise.
  • #truChicago Recap

    Amplify Talent
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
    [The following is a guest blog post from Brand Amper Co-Founder, Lisa Cervenka] Jason Seiden and I had the pleasure of representing our company, Brand Amper, and acting as correspondents for AmplifyTalent at #truChicago last week. The day started off talking tech, with people pointing out the gap between what tech buyers and tech users … Continue reading →
  • Inside #TruChicago With Special Amplify Talent Correspondents – Brand Amper

    Amplify Talent
    18 Feb 2015 | 8:39 am
    If you subscribe to the Amplify Talent newsletter, you know I’m a big fan of unconferences like Bill Boorman’s #Tru events and Craig Fisher’s TalentNet Interactive [plug: join me at TalentNet Interactive SXSW next month in Austin]. These events are great for recruiting and always spark lively dialog and challenge conventional views and wisdom in the … Continue reading →
  • Career Coaching – Mapping Your Next Step [Sourcecon Presentation Preview]

    Amplify Talent
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:45 am
    I’ll be attending my first Sourcecon conference in March. I’m presenting on a topic I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. The general premise is that there’s never been a better time to work in recruiting. More specifically, I’ll be sharing insights and career advice from a broad range of leaders in different areas of … Continue reading →
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    Career Intelligence Blog

  • Opportunities in Interim Management, Pay & Securing Contracts

    Michael O'Keeffe
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:15 pm
    Interim management opportunities are expanding globally, with a particular emphasis in the Middle East. Whether you are an expatriate or national, Interim Management can provide a fantastic option for you in 2015. Continuing with the theme, let’s continue to analyse how interim management ventures can apply to you. A refresher As mentioned previously, interim managers provide provisional leadership to organizations, applying in-demand management resources and skills. Interim management is typically viewed as a temporary, short-term assignment or business activity. “Trends are also…
  • 5 Cultural Differences Western Executives Fail to Adapt to in the Boardroom

    Michael O'Keeffe
    23 Mar 2015 | 8:58 pm
    Many Western Executives describe working in the Middle East as a frustrating and impatient experience. The cultural differences are vastly different from the norms of their home nation. Last week, we discussed the Fundamental Leadership Differences For Westerners In The Middle East. In this post, we go into more depth regarding some of those frustrations that westerners misunderstand in the boardroom and the significance they have for nationals. Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.   Greetings Greeting someone when…
  • The Female Leadership Landscape in the Middle East

    Michael O'Keeffe
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:23 pm
    The Middle East is a fascinating region with wonderful opportunities for business executives. But what about for female business executives in particular? This is the region of the globe where perceptions of gender inequality are arguably most prevalent. We will examine the facts related to female business leadership in the Middle East, and prescribe if this is a location prime for ambitious women to take advantage of. The current landscape The current outlook of women in prominent business roles is definitely underwhelming. According to a study conducted by Mercer, a quarter of Middle…
  • 5 Timesaving Social Media Tools For A Busy Executive

    Michael O'Keeffe
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    As an executive, finding the time to remain active on your online profiles can be difficult. It takes time, and time is exactly one thing executives don’t have a lot of. Luckily, there are some great tools that can minimise the time an executive spends online, whilst creating a robust and active profile attractive to headhunters and recruiters. Here is my list of the 5 most effective and efficient social media tools you can use to increase your online image: Klout Klout is a great tool to start with as it sets benchmark of your current influence. Klout creates what is called a Klout…
  • What You Need to Know About Interim Management

    Michael O'Keeffe
    12 Mar 2015 | 7:53 pm
    This is the first part of our interim management series. Every week we will highlight various aspects behind interim management and how it can help solve your next employment query. This week we give an overview of interim management and whether it is the right career move for you. What is Interim Management?  Interim management is the provisional adoption of management resources and skills. Interim management is typically viewed as a short-term assignment or business project. Interim managers can fill gaps or take on strategic roles; they deliver results quickly before moving on to the…
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    Work Coach Cafe

  • Don’t Blow Your Job Auditions

    Susan P. Joyce
    24 Mar 2015 | 11:50 am
    View your LinkedIn Profile, LinkedIn Group participation, and ALL of your other online activities as auditions for a new job, even if you are not job hunting, because you are being watched — and judged — by what you do. You look very unappealing as a prospective employee when you are too casual in your […]
  • Job Search and Job Networking in a New Location

    Susan P. Joyce
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:15 pm
    A job seeker recently described a problem that many of us have had, finding a job in a new location far from “home” and her network. Not too surprisingly, she was having difficulty even landing job interviews, much less a new job. Problem: No Local Network Whether you have just graduated from college, followed your […]
  • Winning the Job Search Numbers Game

    Susan P. Joyce
    11 Mar 2015 | 7:37 am
    A successful job search is not a simple “numbers game” that you can win by endlessly applying for jobs. Simply submitting as many resumes as possible does not work. A different version of the numbers game provides greater opportunities for success, however. The Job Application Numbers Game Does NOT Work Just keep clicking on that […]
  • To Be Hired: Be Focused and Clear About the Job You Want

    Susan P. Joyce
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:06 am
    Yet again, in the Job-Hunt Help LinkedIn Group, a job seeker has posted an announcement about his availability with a description of himself as a “fast-learning, analytical problem-solver.” That’s all. Let the job offers roll in! Nope, didn’t happen. Not a single job offer appeared… The issue: No one knew what kind of problems he solved. Employers […]
  • To Be Hired, Be Referred for the Job

    Susan P. Joyce
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:07 am
    Being recommended to the employer by a current employee is usually the best and fastest way to a new job. Known as a “referral,” a referred candidate is five times more likely to be hired than a candidate who was not referred. The best news is that everyone usually wins in the referral process! You get […]
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    HireGround Blog

  • How to Properly Prepare for a Career Change

    18 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    Guest post by Noel Griffith Have you decided that you have had enough of your current job, you want a change of career? Well, you’re not alone. It’s estimated that the average person will make a career change up to 5 times in their lives. You’re right to feel a little trepidation however, the economy is not at … Continue reading How to Properly Prepare for a Career Change →
  • The ultimate pi day: 3/14/2015

    14 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Happy pi day to all! Today is truly a once-in-a-lifetime pi day on 3.14.15 at 9:26:53am. It’s epic. Math nerds rejoice! And for everyone else… well it’s a great excuse to eat some delicious pie.
  • 4 Ingredients for a Better Job Ad

    9 Mar 2015 | 10:46 am
    If you are hiring for tough-to-fill positions and not getting the number of applications you’d like, or are not retaining those you hire, your job posting could be to blame. Making a few changes to the focus of your job ad could attract and keep better applicants, as found in a recent study. The study, … Continue reading 4 Ingredients for a Better Job Ad →
  • Making the switch? Changing ATS providers is easier than ever.

    4 Mar 2015 | 12:34 pm
    It turns out that most HR technology users are fairly satisfied with their software, or at least agree “it isn’t crummy”. This is great to hear, as most of us software providers try very hard to make good products and keep users happy! Of course, there remain a good number of people and companies whose current software … Continue reading Making the switch? Changing ATS providers is easier than ever. →
  • Alberta Job Outlook 2015

    25 Feb 2015 | 11:57 am
    The job outlook for Alberta is looking grim, according to Global News. In fact, it is expected to be one of the weakest years for job growth in the past 25 years. Competition for skilled jobs is expected to be fierce in the coming year. With the cost of oil rising, the big players – … Continue reading Alberta Job Outlook 2015 →
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    ResumeOK - Resume templates, samples, cover letters and career tips

  • How To Write A Great Cover Letter Introduction

    26 Mar 2015 | 6:03 am
    Starting a cover letter can be the most challenging part of the whole writing process. The pressure is on to appear competent, daring, intelligent and creative – in other words, the ideal candidate. In today’s sluggish job market, employers can pick and choose their candidates. And it’s no secret that the majority of cover letters […] The post How To Write A Great Cover Letter Introduction appeared first on ResumeOK - Resume templates, samples, cover letters and career tips.
  • 6 Tips to Push for that Job Promotion You Deserve

    6 Mar 2015 | 12:53 am
    We humans are a greedy lot – never satisfied with what we have. Most of us have our hearts set on bigger goals and better things in life. But do we do enough to ensure that we have a good shot at achieving these things? Not really. We sit and we crib. And we’re really […] The post 6 Tips to Push for that Job Promotion You Deserve appeared first on ResumeOK - Resume templates, samples, cover letters and career tips.
  • The Employee Skills That Companies Are Crying Out For

    16 Feb 2015 | 1:31 am
    Put yourself in the shoes of big and small companies across the country. If you were them, what skills would you say sets one employee apart from another? There are some skills that are becoming a rarer and rarer commodity because they are in demand by so many companies that they are draining the talent […] The post The Employee Skills That Companies Are Crying Out For appeared first on ResumeOK - Resume templates, samples, cover letters and career tips.
  • 9 Resume Mistakes that Might Cost Your Job

    4 Feb 2015 | 10:22 am
    One of the most important steps of the job seeking process is creating a resume. Unfortunately, many people make critical mistakes on their resumes that automatically disqualify them with employers. Thankfully, if you know how to properly draft a resume, you can avoid this. Below are nine common resume mistakes you need to avoid. 1. Grammar and […] The post 9 Resume Mistakes that Might Cost Your Job appeared first on ResumeOK - Resume templates, samples, cover letters and career tips.
  • 5 ways to attract a potential employer with your resume

    22 Dec 2014 | 10:49 pm
    A resume is the portrait of the job applicant’s work and academic profile. If we consider 2 job applicants: it should be noted that both follow different career ambition & growth paths, even when they are applying for the same job. One of the essential things is to build a resume that is unique and one […] The post 5 ways to attract a potential employer with your resume appeared first on ResumeOK - Resume templates, samples, cover letters and career tips.
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    Career Igniter

  • How Social Media Can Affect Your Public Career

    19 Mar 2015 | 10:34 am
    In this digital, data-driven age, we’ve seen technology radically change the landscape of work. In particular, social media has had a big impact on the way people work and the results achieved throughout careers. Social networking and information sharing sites such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Instagram have changed the way businesses can find […]
  • What It Is Like to Work in Regulatory Affairs

    19 Mar 2015 | 10:32 am
    Typically, when one earns a degree in a health care-related field, such as health care administration or nursing, they expect to go work within a health care setting that provides direct care to patients. Some go on to work for insurance or pharmaceutical companies, or in another related field, but in general, there are certain […]
  • No Matter Your Background, A Career In Social Work Is Possible

    11 Mar 2015 | 11:10 am
    One common misconception about the field of social work is that those who choose to become social workers choose the profession from the get-go. There are certainly those who consider social work to be a calling, and stay in the field throughout their entire careers, but there are just as many, if not more, who […]
  • 5 Jobs You Can Get With A Ph.D. In Nursing

    11 Mar 2015 | 11:06 am
    You don’t need an advanced degree to become a nurse. While many hospitals are now requiring RNs to have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), you can still become an RN with an Associate Degree in Nursing, or ADN. So, why would you want to get a Ph.D. in Nursing? A Ph.D. in Nursing […]
  • How To Show Leadership On Your Resume – Even When You Have Never Been In Charge

    11 Mar 2015 | 10:59 am
    It doesn’t matter what position they are trying to fill — hiring managers are looking for candidates with leadership skills. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they want to hire people who excel at being “in charge” and who have no problem bossing others around. Sure, they want to hire people that they can trust to […]
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    Personal Professional Website

  • Gain An Edge With A Personal Website

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:53 am
  • Deciding to Go Mobile

    22 Mar 2015 | 10:08 am
    Companies with an established web presence must consider a mobile presence; this means having mobile apps that interact with its’ primary services. All major social media services have invested significantly to boost mobile accessibility. It was forced on them. Their monthly active users already consume services on mobile devices on par with computers; in the future, mobile usage dwarfs computer usage. Just consider, IBM recently made a whopping four billion dollar investment in cloud and mobile computing. Going Mobile The question in balancing a web presence and mobile presence should be…
  • What’s the Rush in Putting up a Personal Website?

    12 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    One clear signal I get from students and professionals is that they want to build a personal website fast. So companies offering these services advertise how quickly you can have it up and running. Let’s say the average time is to have one up in five minutes. My issue with convenience and haste is the cost it might have on your reputation. A personal website significantly impacts your online personal brand (aura and identity in particular), so I advise getting everything right before publishing it. However, I acknowledge most professionals do not want to waste any time. According to a…
  • Reflection on Personal Website Concepts

    7 Mar 2015 | 9:18 am
    Often times I think in functional ways, so get tunneled vision on sharing key concepts and forget to include personal reflection. So, in this blog, I thought I would share some of the stories behind the concepts. The story behind a mainstream personal website service starts around Christmas time in 2010. I pulled my brother’s tag from a hat for our family grab-bag and I had to give him a gift. He has traveled extensively around the world, so I was going to build him a website to share his travel experiences with stories and images. However, he preferred having his own personal website…
  • Adopting a ‘Company Culture’

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:26 am
    As the idea of a “company culture” evolves, we are starting to define it based on the behaviors of workers. Previously, trendy companies came up with catchy mission statements that were meant to capture the meaning of their existence. Just ask a baby boomer. They will tell you “company culture” is something puppet-mastered by the CEO of the company and most of the workers don’t buy into it. But now, “company culture” connotes something deeper. It is a reflection of the purpose, values, behaviors, and strategies of an entire organization. In The Culture Engine, S. Chris Edmonds…
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  • 3 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting the Job

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:28 am
    If you’ve been rejected over an extended period of time with no positive feedback, it’s probably time to take action. Know how to sell yourself effectively in order to land the job you want.   Still not getting a response after sending loads of resumes out? Not getting a second interview after being called in the first time? When these things happen repeatedly, you need to accept the fact that there’s something wrong with you and not them. Here are some of the likely reasons why you’re not getting the job: You’re lacking connections. Connections are essential to getting a job.
  • Looking For a Job? Here’s How to Boost Your Communication Skills

    26 Mar 2015 | 1:29 am
    How you communicate through your cover letter, resume and emails can be the difference between a yes or no from a potential employer. Though you may think you have the perfect skills and qualifications, do you know how to highlight the right skills? Written Communication Skills To prove that you have exceptional written communication skills, make sure of the following: Have an error-free cover letter and resume. This is extremely important as first impressions are lasting impressions. A careless typo in your resume or cover letter can raise a red flag. Some employers instantly reject…
  • Interview Question: Have you ever had difficulty working with a manager?

    24 Mar 2015 | 8:36 pm
    When answering questions about your previous manager, it’s incredibly important to choose your words carefully.   This question is usually asked to determine a candidate’s future actions based on his or her past actions, and the interviewer is looking for specific examples. Avoid negative language when relaying past experiences. Situations with supervisors can be emotional. To keep your thoughts in the right lane, think about your career, and look back to a time where you’ve had a problem with your manager. Forget about your emotions and take on the situation as professionally as…
  • Be More Likable in an Interview in 6 Ways

    23 Mar 2015 | 12:41 am
    Get the two-thumbs up evaluation by speaking more conversationally and listening in turn. Doing this makes the interviewers appreciate you more, and you won’t have to rely on overly rehearsed answers. To be a likable candidate, it is important that your viewpoints be well received. Here are some dos and don’ts: When offering your critique, always be respectful. If you are asked to offer your opinion about their website, keep in mind that the person asking you that question may be the one who designed the site. You can state how the website can be improved (instead of saying how terrible…
  • Translate Your Skills to Score a New Career

    20 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    It’s important to re-evaluate yourself from time to time, especially when it comes to job skills. You might be surprised how your talents can pave the way for new opportunities.   Have you ever thought about changing careers? If so, you’ve probably wondered how to create a smooth transition. Before making a move, it’s important to be honest with yourself and ask why you’re motivated toward a new career. Start the process by getting out a piece of paper or your digital memo pad. Then, consider these tips to help you decide if you need to make the switch: List a history of your job…
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  • How Much Does Licensed Practical Nursing School Cost?

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:02 am
    One of the fastest paths towards the nursing profession is through a licensed practical nursing program. Graduating from this course and passing the licensing exam for LPNs will already allow you to work in the healthcare profession under the supervision [...]
  • What Are The Characteristics Of An Effective Carpenter?

    27 Mar 2015 | 9:59 am
    Without carpenters, the structures that we live and move in every day would not have been made possible. Certainly, engineers and architects draft the designs for these projects but the actual construction of the frameworks, walls and other fixtures are [...]
  • Outside Sales Representative

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:39 am
    Do you enjoy selling products? Do you enjoy persuading and interacting with people? If the answer to both these questions is yes then you can consider a career as an outside sales representative. In this profession, you will be responsible [...]
  • What Does A Pharmacognosist Do?

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:39 am
    Pharmacognosists are professionals who devote their time and efforts to the study of how products from natural molecules can be used to make medicines, food and other agricultural and consumer products. It is a career focused in the field of [...]
  • What Is Construction Engineering?

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:11 am
    The field that focuses on the design, planning, building and management of roads, bridges, utility systems, dams and other pieces of infrastructure is known as construction engineering. This professional discipline seeks to ensure that the projects are completed on time [...]
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    Goodwill Industries International, Inc. » Career and Financial Advice

  • How to Discuss a Criminal Background with Employers

    Dennis Nelson
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:48 am
    There are many challenges people can face in finding employment (education, health issues and lack of transportation to name a few), but having a criminal record is one of the most significant. Criminal background checks are a standard part of most hiring processes. Even if you’re not required to notify an employer during the application and interview stages, chances are high that a background check will take place if you’re offered employment. The best thing you can do is be prepared to discuss your criminal history and familiarize yourself with the state laws associated with hiring…
  • Who’s Prepared to Network at a Career Fair?

    Brenda Wilder
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    The key to attending any career fair is to have a well-prepared résumé, references, portfolio, appearance and a plan to network. Imagine, if you will, being a fly on the wall at the biggest career fair of the year. Based only on what you can see, can you determine if these job seekers have come to the fair prepared to network? Job Seeker #1 Jim attends the job fair in hopes of obtaining a sales position. He brings a portfolio that contains copies of his résumé that highlights his years of sales experience, skills and qualifications. He specifically targets his sales experience to the…
  • Careers in Focus: Food Service

    Melinda Robinson
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    The food service industry may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about long-term career options, but there are many people out there that choose the food service industry and excel in it. It also offers many opportunities for professional growth and advancement. Food service is one of the industries with a “bright outlook,” and jobs are plentiful, even with a down economy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the food service industry employed almost 15 million people in 2012 and continues to show a steady yearly increase in jobs. Many different occupations…
  • Four Strategic Career Development Tips for Women

    Monique Williams
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    It’s the start of the new year and you’re looking for some inspiration. Could your career development plan use help to gain momentum? Women who report being successful and satisfied in their careers often engage in proactive planning. Once they’ve decided on their goals, they establish an approach to accomplish the goals. Below are some tips for strategic career development for women. Find good mentors and role models. Look for a role model a few levels higher in your organization or field and build a relationship. Forge mentor relationships with several people and continue to do so…
  • Get an Interview Advantage by Conducting Online Research

    Jonathan Miller
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
    We’ve covered the importance of researching the company and person that you’ll be interviewing with so that you’ll be prepared to field questions about your interests and to see if you have things in common. Another way to turn information into a powerful tool is by using online research to get a leg up on your competition and show the interviewer your intelligence, preparedness and commitment. Fortunately, employers’ websites and social networks like LinkedIn make it easy to go in prepared. Here are a few ways that you can stand out: Know who’s who. Go beyond the senior leadership…
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  • Bloopers and OUTTAKES From My 90-Day Corporate Rescue Plan (VIDEO)

    Anna Runyan
    25 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Haha! Here are the bloopers and OUTTAKES of my videos for my 90-Day Corporate Rescue Plan. Recording this 12 module video course (on a tight weekly schedule) has taught me a lot about taking imperfect action and not trying to make everything perfect! ‪#‎saynotoperfection‬ The post Bloopers and OUTTAKES From My 90-Day Corporate Rescue Plan (VIDEO) appeared first on Classy Career Girl.
  • What Exactly Is Classy Career Girl About? (VIDEO)

    Anna Runyan
    23 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Watch me spin around in a fun chair! Oh and listen to me talk about my business too:-) Check out my latest interview on Real Talk San Diego ESPN 1700 with Jack Rowell! The post What Exactly Is Classy Career Girl About? (VIDEO) appeared first on Classy Career Girl.
  • An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Creating a Training Plan

    Anna Runyan
    21 Mar 2015 | 11:30 am
    I just returned from Scottsdale, Arizona where I spent the day with two of my favorite business coaches, Ali Brown and Joy Chudacoff. The day reminded me of how important it is to get out from behind your computer and spend time with other amazing women doing awesome things in this world. Since returning from this training event, I am more re-inspired than ever to make my business dreams happen. I also got a lot of new ideas of where we can take Classy Career Girl in the future just from stepping away from the day to day work and working ON my business, not in my business. One of the main…
  • The Balancing Act: How to Be Your Best Self (VIDEO)

    Anna Runyan
    21 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    I have learned so much about the balancing act of being a working mother over the last 9 months since I had my daughter. The most important thing I have learned is self-care. Having a daughter has actually helped me prioritize and focus on the most important things in my work and life. It has helped me say no to the things that are not really that important. In today’s video I am sharing with you the three things you must do to be your best happy and balanced self. I have also learned that if I have no energy myself, I won’t have any energy for my husband, my daughter or my…
  • My daughter changed everything…

    Anna Runyan
    16 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    I am so grateful now that I can spend time with my daughter. I have structured my life, career and business around my family and my ideal lifestyle which allows me to be a stress-free, happy workin’ from home mama to Mila. But it wasn’t always this way. I made some very strategic plans and visions happen over the last few years that allowed me to resign from my day job. Problem is, I get a ton of emails from women who want to quit corporate too but don’t know where to start. Or women who want to start their dream business but they have health benefits so they could never…
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  • How to Discuss a Criminal Background with Employers

    Dennis Nelson
    25 Mar 2015 | 8:48 am
    There are many challenges people can face in finding employment (education, health issues and lack of transportation to name a few), but having a criminal record is one of the most significant. Criminal background checks are a standard part of most hiring processes. Even if you’re not required to notify an employer during the application and interview stages, chances are high that a background check will take place if you’re offered employment. The best thing you can do is be prepared to discuss your criminal history and familiarize yourself with the state laws associated with hiring…
  • Who’s Prepared to Network at a Career Fair?

    Brenda Wilder
    19 Mar 2015 | 7:16 am
    The key to attending any career fair is to have a well-prepared résumé, references, portfolio, appearance and a plan to network. Imagine, if you will, being a fly on the wall at the biggest career fair of the year. Based only on what you can see, can you determine if these job seekers have come to the fair prepared to network? Job Seeker #1 Jim attends the job fair in hopes of obtaining a sales position. He brings a portfolio that contains copies of his résumé that highlights his years of sales experience, skills and qualifications. He specifically targets his sales experience to the…
  • Careers in Focus: Food Service

    Melinda Robinson
    11 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    The food service industry may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about long-term career options, but there are many people out there that choose the food service industry and excel in it. It also offers many opportunities for professional growth and advancement. Food service is one of the industries with a “bright outlook,” and jobs are plentiful, even with a down economy. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the food service industry employed almost 15 million people in 2012 and continues to show a steady yearly increase in jobs. Many different occupations…
  • Four Strategic Career Development Tips for Women

    Monique Williams
    4 Mar 2015 | 1:57 pm
    It’s the start of the new year and you’re looking for some inspiration. Could your career development plan use help to gain momentum? Women who report being successful and satisfied in their careers often engage in proactive planning. Once they’ve decided on their goals, they establish an approach to accomplish the goals. Below are some tips for strategic career development for women. Find good mentors and role models. Look for a role model a few levels higher in your organization or field and build a relationship. Forge mentor relationships with several people and continue to do so…
  • Get an Interview Advantage by Conducting Online Research

    Jonathan Miller
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
    We’ve covered the importance of researching the company and person that you’ll be interviewing with so that you’ll be prepared to field questions about your interests and to see if you have things in common. Another way to turn information into a powerful tool is by using online research to get a leg up on your competition and show the interviewer your intelligence, preparedness and commitment. Fortunately, employers’ websites and social networks like LinkedIn make it easy to go in prepared. Here are a few ways that you can stand out: Know who’s who. Go beyond the senior leadership…
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  • 3 Free Apps for Creating a CV in 5 Minutes

    María Aragón
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:45 am
    For the traditional curriculum format. If you don’t want to complicate things with a creative CV, and you just want a simple, professional curriculum vitae in a few minutes, these 3 apps are for you. These 3 free apps will surprise you because: They’re simple tools. You don’t have to be a computer expert. Even […]The post 3 Free Apps for Creating a CV in 5 Minutes appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • All You Need to Know About Recruitment Agencies

    23 Mar 2015 | 3:22 am
    Remember in primary school when you had a crush? You wouldn’t tell the boy you liked him, instead you’d ask your friend to ask him if he was interested. She’d maybe slip your name into conversation or you would have her pass him a note decorated with purple hearts. Well, recruitment agencies kind of work […]The post All You Need to Know About Recruitment Agencies appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Full-time vs. Part-time, What’s the Big Difference (and What’s the Best for Me?)

    20 Mar 2015 | 2:05 am
    Before beginning the job search, you’ve got to define your lifestyle. Your lifestyle will help determine the type of job that will suit you best. There are two major job types: part-time work and full-time work, and we want to help you find out which is best for you. Working full-time In the UK there […]The post Full-time vs. Part-time, What’s the Big Difference (and What’s the Best for Me?) appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Do These 10 Dream Jobs Surprise You?

    María Aragón
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:56 am
    When asked their dream job, our users answered with these surprising professions. What’s your ideal job? We ask users this question when they visit JobisJob during their employment search. The ideal job for most users involves gaining professional satisfaction from performing enriching tasks or because of an exciting challenge. But, amongst the 3,000 opinions from […]The post Do These 10 Dream Jobs Surprise You? appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Your Dream Job: The Expectation vs the Reality

    13 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    On television, doctors are glamorous, they have scandalous love affairs and they are oh so McDreamy. The detectives fight crime; catch the bad guys in creepy city alley ways and save the day, all in time to catch their daughter’s ballet recital. And the politicians, well, they do a whole lot of things that we’d […]The post Your Dream Job: The Expectation vs the Reality appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
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  • How to Write a Job Reference Page

    Ibro Palic
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:38 pm
    Writing the resume reference page that gets you the job The purpose of a reference page is give contact of the people who can vouch for your skills, character, and abilities. Employers will see a list of people who can vouch for you as guarantors of the information that you have provided. You will need read more The post How to Write a Job Reference Page appeared first on Resume Templates for Mac.
  • How to Master Online Networking for Job Search Success

    Ibro Palic
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:12 pm
      Prospecting for jobs, developing business contacts, and interviewing, all started changing over a decade ago with the creation of LinkedIn. Today recruiting employees usually involves evaluating a perspective candidate’s personal profile  mainly on LinkedIn. It is worth nothing that based on the scope of work you applied for the recruiters may also check  Google+, read more The post How to Master Online Networking for Job Search Success appeared first on Resume Templates for Mac.
  • How to write a strong Resume to boost your job search prospects

    Ibro Palic
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:17 pm
    A strong resume must specifically highlight what employers are looking for because It takes most employers a split-second decision to decide whether to contact you. This means that creating an outstanding resume is very important. The following is a quick guideline on how to create a strong resume that will boost your job search efforts read more The post How to write a strong Resume to boost your job search prospects appeared first on Resume Templates for Mac.
  • Important Resume and Job Search Tips

    Ibro Palic
    10 Aug 2014 | 9:02 am
    Tips To Help You Create A Winning Resume and conduct a successful job search What is the key to writing a good resume? What should you focus on? What should you downplay? In this article, we will explore the ins and outs of writing a great resume and performing a successful job search. Read on read more The post Important Resume and Job Search Tips appeared first on Resume Templates for Mac.
  • Job Interview Questions – IT and Engineering Positions

    Ibro Palic
    26 Apr 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Job Interview Questions – IT and Engineering Positions   General Job Interviewing Questions Tell us a little about yourself. What are your most difficult/challenging classes or classes you didn’t like? Give an example of something you’ve done at work or school that demonstrate your willingness to work hard. What sorts of things have you done read more The post Job Interview Questions – IT and Engineering Positions appeared first on Resume Templates for Mac.
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  • How to Read Like an Artist

    Karl Rohde
    22 Mar 2015 | 10:12 pm
    by Karl Rohde — Get free updates of new posts here. Photo Credit: Karl Rohde In every interview I conduct I ask this question: What book are you reading or have you recently read? It's with good reason. With the pressure of the Social Age bearing down on us keeping sharp and savvy is a fundamental expectation for any knowledge worker. In today's modern workforce creativity and innovation is paramount to preserving one's value proposition. It naturally follows that I emphasize the mentality of the artist. Why? To be an artist you must create. To support this capability a source of…
  • The Real Driving Force in Your Life

    Karl Rohde
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:40 pm
    by Karl Rohde — Get free updates of new posts here. Photo Credit: Karl Rohde I’m guessing for most of us, we would like to think that we are driven by goals, a higher purpose, meaning, fulfillment and passion. The reality is that these things really do not drive us. There is a difference between our aspirations and what really goes down in the history book of your life. The reality that’s hard to hear is that our lives are not a product of some great vision. It’s rather something un-sexy and a little staid. And it’s why true change can be a tough challenge. What really drives us is…
  • 4 Productivity Principles That Will Revolutionise Your Work This Year #now

    Karl Rohde
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:55 pm
    by Karl Rohde — Get free updates of new posts here. Photo Credit: Karl Rohde Whenever a New Year rings in the blogosphere erupts with a flurry of goal setting, planning, vision creating tips and tricks. It's good vibes all around. It's a wave well worth riding. In order to achieve the big things that matter to you, taking the time to eke out a map is a definite step in the right direction. It does mean however that some action must follow to ensure the envisioned transforms into the tangible. As you approach the apparent blank canvas for the new year consider how easily it is to lose track…
  • My 4 Best Books of 2014 for Finding Your Edge

    Karl Rohde
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:59 pm
    by Karl Rohde — Get free updates of new posts here. Photo Credit: Karl Rohde Its hard to think 2015 is already here. With another year down I thought I would share my 4 most recommended books I devoured in 2014. With the social age bearing down on us and the industrial age slipping away the pressure to transform our way at work is higher than ever. These 4 books dig deep into what I believe is paramount insight into a purposeful approach to our life’s work. With the rapid innovations of the social age and the breaking down of the traditional barriers to create something of meaning we are…
  • 10 Things I Learn't from Endurance Swimmer Lewis Pugh

    Karl Rohde
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:25 pm
    by Karl Rohde — Get free updates of new posts here. Photo Credit: Karl Rohde We all need a little inspiration and last week I was broadsided with a monster dose. I was at the Gartner Symposium 2014 in Australia on the Gold Coast, day 4, taking in the day’s opening keynote. This is the last place, being a hard-line corporate, technology conference, that you would expect to be touched by a story. Being inundated and overwhelmed with content that week my anticipation was somewhat jaded. Lewis Pugh, a long distance endurance swimmer takes the stage to relate his account swimming in exotic and…
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  • How to be an Achiever without Higher Education- Part 2

    Florence Lewis
    13 Mar 2015 | 1:54 am
    Photo Courtesy: DepositPhotos In Part 1, we spoke about some examples that teach you how to become successful without a college degree. Now, let’s take a look at other examples that can help you carve a career without having been to college. So, if you don’t have a college education, you needn’t worry. Listed here are still numerous ways to climb up the workplace ladder. 6. Showcase your Problem Solving Abilities Did you know entrepreneurs are nothing but people who come up with ideas to resolve problems in other people’s lives? And, most entrepreneurs, particularly the…
  • 10 Types of Hateful Employees All Workplaces Have- Infographic

    Florence Lewis
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    A workplace filled with motivated and satisfied individuals who work together in team spirit without back biting and complaining is a dream of most employers as well as employees. However, in reality, there could be many individuals in any workplace that cause dissent and disharmony and are disliked by almost all around including their bosses. Here we list 10 most hated types of employees. 1. Those who don’t meet deadlines One of the most frustrating things at work is an employee missing a deadline or forgetting it due to omission. The attitude of the employee becomes further infuriating…
  • How to be an Achiever without Higher Education- Part 1

    Florence Lewis
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:08 am
    College is not everyone’s cup of tea. Although a college degree makes it easier to move on the success road, the present day job market does not mandate a college degree. If you don’t have plans to pursue a college degree course and still want to reach your goals with paramount success, here are some of the best tips to guide you. Photo Courtesy: DepositPhotos Tips to be Successful without Higher Education College doesn’t necessarily equate to success. Similarly, it is not necessary that a person who doesn’t go to college be a failure in professional life. Below are some of…
  • Basic Tips to Write a Cover Letter [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Florence Lewis
    2 Feb 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Writing a cover letter is actually much less stressful, but it does take decent effort if you want to make that ideal impression on prospective employers. In fact, if you’re good enough, a cover letter can be the deciding factor on whether you are hired. Cover letters are that chance to tone down a bit on the uptight suit and tie routine & can be real with the employers; show them who you are. This does not mean treat them as if they are your pal from grade-school. It simply means to express whether you are an approachable, reliable and qualified person that they would want to have…
  • How to Get Better Job and Make More Money

    Florence Lewis
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:12 pm
    It is human nature to want more and better things in life. So, why shouldn’t this extend to your job? Finding a better job with a higher salary can seem like a difficult mountain to scale, but if you use some of the following mentioned tips, you will meet success all round.    by  Tax Credits  Get a Compelling Resume Before you begin your quest to find a better job, take a second look at your resume. In all probability, it looks like any other resume that the interviewer gets. If your resume does not stand out in a crowd, it won’t get the attention it deserves. Just changing the…
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    Work In Entertainment

  • The Three Most Important Things you Should do if you are Unemployed

    Brian Clapp
    26 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Unemployment, whether you are a 21-year old college graduate anxious to start a career or a 40-year old high-riser who unceremoniously got kicked to the curb, stinks. It lowers your self-esteem, can impact your long-term earning potential and according to the New York Times, can also affect your health and the prospects of your children. [...]
  • A Simple Plan to Start Your Radio Career

    Brian Clapp
    24 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    Let’s deal with the 500 lb gorilla first – there seems to be some fear of pursuing broadcast radio jobs amongst young people today. With the evolution of internet radio and mobile devices, today’s generation seems concerned that jumping into a traditional radio career would be akin to jumping on board a sinking ship. But [...]
  • The Secret Hiring Managers Know But You Probably Don’t

    Brian Clapp
    19 Mar 2015 | 8:13 pm
    So many of us view the world through the eyes of a job seeker, constantly on the hunt for an opportunity that provides both financial comfort and emotional interest. We treat jobs like the TV remote, each stop tempts us to stay while simultaneously teasing us to keep looking for something better. We click, because [...]
  • Entertainment Jobs Q&A: Is the Control Room in Television the Right Place for me?

    Brian Clapp
    15 Mar 2015 | 1:48 pm
    The television control room is the nerve center of the entire operation. What appears so organized and controlled on your screen, is in fact orchestrated chaos that to the outsider appears to be tumbling out of control in manic fashion. This is what draws so many to the television industry. Some deeply recessive DNA strain [...]
  • Can’t Find a Job in Entertainment? Maybe it’s you

    Brian Clapp
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:50 pm
    Harsh headline. Kind of stings a little doesn’t it? Here’s the deal, if you can’t find a job it’s time to get real. Chances are you’ve graduated school and your parents are ready for you to start cooking your own meals…at your own place. Or maybe you’ve recently become unemployed (sorry about that) and you [...]
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    Bank Exams Today

  • NABARD Mains Call letters are out now

    Ramandeep Singh
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:11 am
    Call letters for NABARD Mains exam is out now. Exam schedule :- Download Call letter Fill your date of birth along with registeration number to download the call letter. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • IBPS PO/Clerk III Reserve List Expiry Date Extended

    Ramandeep Singh
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:01 am
    As expiry date of PO III and Clerk III scores is getting closer (31 March 2015), Delhi High Court  Kerala High ordered that IBPS can't cancel PO III and Clerk III reserve lists for three weeks after 31 March 2015. It has directed all the banks to report the vacancies on or before 31-03-2015. Share your opinion in the comments. Read the court orders below [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • NABARD mains exam schedule out is out now

    Ramandeep Singh
    28 Mar 2015 | 12:46 am
    NABARD mains exam schedule out is out now. Click here to read NABARD General English exam topics and study plan I will upload an exlusive study guide for this exam within 3 days. Stay updated. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Current Affairs Updates for 28 March 2015

    Ramandeep Singh
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:46 pm
    Current Affairs Updates for today :- Failed Hijack attempt on Air India plane5 pakistani nationals with fake passports arrestedOne passenger pretended to be sick and 5 doctors volunteered for medical assistance. These people asked to meet the captain. TRAI to regulate WhatsApp and Skype in IndiaA week after Whatsapp launched voice calling feature, TRAI said that they are formulating regulations... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SSC CPO 2015 Notification - 2902 Vacancies

    Ramandeep Singh
    27 Mar 2015 | 10:31 pm
    Staff selection commission notifies recruitment of Sub-inspectors in Delhi Police, CAPFs and assistant sub inspectors in CISF. Particulars Explanation Qualification required Graduation Age As on 01-01-2015 General - 21 to 25 years OBC - 28 years SC/ST - 30 years Last date of application 28-04-2015 Number of Total openings 2902 Application feesRs.100 Notes ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Rewriting Your Resume for Results

  • Better Job Search Success by Matching Your Resume to the Job Description

    25 Mar 2015 | 7:49 pm
    Finding job search success is not easy, especially in a down or recovering economy where there is increased competition for each position. In order to stand out, you’ve got to work harder to get an interview for each position for which you apply. This means that to improve success, the days of blindly sending out countless generic resumes are long gone. Generic resumes are, in fact, just that – generic. They may be interesting but certainly won’t make you stand out from a crowd of equally well qualified candidates in a crowded market. With such a competitive landscape of job seekers,…
  • These 4 Executive Resume Tips Get The Phone Ringing Quickly

    18 Feb 2015 | 8:59 pm
    Try this: pick up your executive resume and scan it for 15 seconds. Now put your executive resume down and write down what you can remember. Now ask yourself, “Would I call this person”? If your executive resume does not have a clear value proposition that compels someone to call you, then you need to make some changes. Here are 4 executive resume tips to immediately improve your executive job search results. Executive Resume Tip 1. Have a clear value proposition Call it personal branding or a unique selling proposition, the bottom-line is employers want to quickly know, “Who are you…
  • Best Resume Writers 2015: Professional Resume Writer Reviews

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:51 pm
    If you are searching for the best resume writers of 2015, you have found them. There are many professional resume writers, but you need a top resume writer in 2015 to get the results you need from your job search. The best resume writers work with you, take time to understand your goals and background, and then roll up their sleeves and create a sales pitch designed to get you interviews. The best resume writers have worked with hundreds and thousands of jobseeker resumes, they know how to address any challenges in your work history such as gaps in your resume and long periods of…
  • How to Write Resume: Get Better Results From Professional Resume Writing Services Over Resume Templates and Resume Examples

    15 Jan 2015 | 12:19 pm
    How to write resume. Yes, the grammar is bad on purpose. But it makes the point of having someone other than yourself look at or prepare your resume. To be honest, the Internet is a great resource to find resume templates of resumes and to view other individual resume examples, but it does not necessarily help you create an effective resume for yourself. Reviewing resume templates and resume examples can help you determine what structure and order are best to use with your own resume, but will not help you effectively develop the most critical elements necessary to showcase your professional…
  • 7 Computer Programmer Resume Tips That Can Shorten Your Job Search

    24 Nov 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Computer programmer resume. I get tons of questions about the computer programmer resume. If you are a computer programmer searching for a new job, you are not alone. Make no mistake, a great computer programmer resume remains in great demand. However, like any other profession, recruiters and employers receive many a computer programmer resume. Yet, most of them are quickly discarded. But a great computer programmer resume will yield unending calls from employers and recruiters alike. Is your computer programmer resume generating these types of calls? Here are some tips to help get your…
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  • I’ve Written the Networking Emails (So You Can Start Now)

    Darcy Eikenberg, PCC
    26 Mar 2015 | 8:09 am
    Why would he possibly want to talk to ME? My heart ached earlier this week when I heard someone say this. This person is thinking hard about what’s next in her career and life. She’s trying to decide whether she can stay where she is and reshape her current environment—or whether it’s time to move on. This is no shrinking violet, either. She’s confident, and well-equipped to hold her own in conversations. But she’s getting in her own damn way. Because like so many of us, she is holding onto dangerous assumptions about how career change really happens: If…
  • Why Separating Work and Personal Email Makes Sense

    Darcy Eikenberg, PCC
    12 Mar 2015 | 8:02 am
    No matter what your politics, you can’t argue with the fact that Hillary Clinton is a pretty bright person. Wellesley and Yale educated. Partner in a law firm. A United States Senator. A Secretary of State. And of course, those high profile years as First Lady. You gotta appreciate that someone can learn a lot from all that, no matter what your politics. (And I now invite you to forget said politics for the remainder of this article, which has nothing to do them and will not even attempt influence your political views one way or another, since that’s not what we do here . . . ) But…
  • Five Things Your Recruiter Wants You to Know [Guest Post]

    Darcy Eikenberg, PCC
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:53 pm
    There’s change in the wind inside many companies I’m talking to today. It’s  a move toward identifying, seeking and ultimately hiring new people that can help the business grow and succeed. And it’s sorely welcome. As I talk to many of you who are managers and leaders, you’re finding yourself in the fortunate place to be able to hire again. But the landscape of hiring has changed dramatically. The right people you want aren’t just falling from the sky and into your open cubicle. The magic online recruiting systems aren’t chugging through a fancy…
  • How to Make This the Year YOU Get Career Clear

    Darcy Eikenberg, PCC
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:10 am
    Stories, I hear stories. . . Mattie had been working really hard, responsible for several million dollars of business in her company. Her clients loved her, her team respected her, and she enjoyed her work. She expected that her results would earn her the next promotion. The promotion cycle came—and went—without a promotion for Mattie. What’s next was no longer clear. . . David liked his company and enjoyed his work. Then his boss quit, and someone else was hired into that role. Suddenly, everything seemed to change. What had been easy became hard; what was in David’s control now felt…
  • You Can’t Grow in the Status Quo [Reader Interview]

    Darcy Eikenberg, PCC
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:24 am
    Why would anyone leave a great, high-paying, well respected leadership job and put themselves through a stressful, time-consuming search for something new, especially in today’s risky, changing economy? If you’re not growing, why WOULDN’T you? This is the question a client of mine answered for herself last year. She bravely shook up her entire work life and started a new position in a totally new industry and company—even after having her second child and feeling the demands of busy family life. Based on the questions you’ve sent me, I know many of you are in her…
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    Wolfgang Career Counseling & Resume Writing » Blog

  • Employee Engagement: It Doesn’t Have to Be Bad To Be Better

    Amy Wolfgang
    24 Mar 2015 | 4:43 pm
    I was speaking to a friend of mine recently about employee engagement and organizational culture. He is an executive at a small company in Austin and was talking about how happy and engaged his employees are. He and the other executive team members worked hard to create their culture and take pride in what they accomplished. How do you know your employees are satisfied? Because it’s in my nature, I pushed him on his comment. (I sometimes can’t stop myself.) I asked him, “How do you know they are happy?” He replied with a list of signs that tell him that his employees are…
  • How Do I Find the Best Careers for Me?

    Amy Wolfgang
    20 Mar 2015 | 3:27 pm
    In a recent blog – What is the best career for me? – I showed you how to find the best careers by looking at your natural tendencies and finding a work environment that allowed them to thrive. Based on some questions we received, I’m following up by addressing job seekers who are wondering how career coaching can help them identify the best career path before applying for jobs. Before jumping in, there are two assumptions behind how we address finding ideal jobs for clients: You must know yourself and the criteria for jobs/careers that fit. Even the best careers require…
  • 4 Steps to Find a Job That Engages You

    Dawn Shaw
    17 Mar 2015 | 3:47 pm
    Have you ever felt discontent in your job? Those moments, where you think, “Is this what I got my very expensive degree for?” Maybe it’s just that you thought it was going to ‘feel’ better, or ‘be’ different. If so, you’re not alone. Forbes found that a New-York based nonprofit research group, The Conference Board, reports for the last eight years that more than half of Americans are not satisfied in their job role. There are so many factors that could contribute to unhappiness in the workplace. And many times it’s not just one thing. Bad communication with your boss, too…
  • How to Choose a Career Using LinkedIn

    Amy Wolfgang
    13 Mar 2015 | 11:57 am
    Linked In recently published their list of the 25 hottest professional skills of 2014. The list is based on what skills got people hired and kept recruiters searching this past year. It’s a very good source for how to choose a career because it’s based on reality – the largest social network for business professionals. Linked In is a good data source Based on personal experience, I know that LinkedIn is a popular spot for recruiters to find and solicit candidates. When recruiters need to source candidates for corporate jobs then recruiters will inevitably start using…
  • The Push You Need to Fix Your Business or Job Search

    Amy Wolfgang
    10 Mar 2015 | 5:13 pm
    If you are going to be an executive, an entrepreneur or an effective manager, you have to constantly develop new ways of looking at your business and then learn the skills to solve them. The most challenging part is just seeing the issues in your business that need changing the most. This is followed closely by the challenge of breaking out of your routines to learn the necessary skills and take on the issues. Watch “The Profit” on CNBC I’ll admit this blog comes after watching “The Profit” on CNBC. The star, Marcus Lemonis, and I went to the same college so I started…
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  • Is The MBA Still Worth It?

    Guest Post
    25 Mar 2015 | 12:07 am
    In the past couple of years, there’s been an active debate as to whether or not an MBA is still worth the time, effort, and money it requires. Once upon a time, there was no question about this. An MBA degree was seen as a difficult hurdle but a high achievement and one that led… The post Is The MBA Still Worth It? appeared first on Careertopia.
  • Should You Find a Job or Work For Yourself?

    Guest Post
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:31 am
    For most of my adult life I was working normal jobs for a mediocre academic, graduating from a small unknown college. Maybe many of you find yourself in the same position. I worked as a barista, at restaurants, even as an apprentice butcher, before discovering in a moment of deep career ennui: this sucks. Now,… The post Should You Find a Job or Work For Yourself? appeared first on Careertopia.
  • 5 FREE Educational Apps and Services That’ll Help You Get Ahead in Your Career

    Guest Post
    20 Mar 2015 | 11:31 am
    Whether you’re just starting out or working your way up the ladder, getting ahead in your career can often be tough on your pocket. However, did you know that there are some educational apps and services around that are absolutely free? These services are designed with people like you in mind and could help you… The post 5 FREE Educational Apps and Services That’ll Help You Get Ahead in Your Career appeared first on Careertopia.
  • The Resume – But Not as We Know It [Infographic]

    Bryce Christiansen
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    The idea of the traditional resume is gone. Today employers are looking for something a little different, something that stands out from the crowd. With a world of technology at the fingertips of candidates, there is a greater expectation for them to go the extra mile. Simply producing a safe resume on paper is not… The post The Resume – But Not as We Know It [Infographic] appeared first on Careertopia.
  • How to Tell If You Need a Career Coach

    Guest Post
    16 Mar 2015 | 11:20 am
    We’ve all had coaches in our lives. Some of us have been on athletic teams or involved in individual sports; some of us have had had personal fitness trainers; others have had private music or art lessons; politicians typically have public speaking coaches. In each of these situations, the coach has assessed our skills and… The post How to Tell If You Need a Career Coach appeared first on Careertopia.
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    Quit or Not

  • Coping with a job search

    10 Mar 2015 | 8:04 am
    When you’re looking for a new job, it’s hard not to get overwhelmed by almost everything. The longer you look (especially if you’re unemployed), the more overwhelming it can become. Even so, if you want to find the job of your dreams – or any job for that matter – it’s important to focus and learn how to read between the lines. Just like you’ve spent time polishing up your resume in search of that perfect job, employers have spent time doing the same in order to land the perfect candidate. This means that what may seem like the perfect job is the opposite. With that…
  • When a college degree feels like a failure

    23 Feb 2015 | 6:55 am
    Sometimes the degree we went to school for, and the reality of the job market clash and leave us feeling empty. You begin to question if you chose wrong when you selected your major. You may even fantasize about going back to school. It’s a tempting prospect—whether you’re longing for the carefree days of college or a brighter future (or both). But is going back to school really the answer? Here are four questions you should ask yourself before making your decision: What do you hate about your current career/job? One of the first things to consider is your motive. Think about why you…
  • Use a Job App to Get Hired

    16 Feb 2015 | 6:55 am
    By Julia Richardson – Technology has revolutionized the way we search for jobs. Gone are the days where you went to businesses to request an application or poured through the classified section of an actual physical newspaper, circling top contenders. Now, you can search for jobs from the comforts of your own home and on the go. With that in mind, here are the six best job search apps: Monster Job Search The Monster app is very similar to their online job search engine, and is meant as a companion to the main site. Users can sign into their monster account to apply for jobs using…
  • How to get fired from a job in five seconds flat

    9 Feb 2015 | 11:07 am
    By Julia Richardson – For most of us skipping work is risky business. Many companies, like Wal-Mart, have no-call policies. This means, if you miss work, you need to call in. Failure to do so will result in termination of employment. It’s pretty standard. No matter what the individual company policy is on the number of absences in relation to termination, if you’re sick, you call. And if you miss too much work, you’re fired. Of course that’s all in theory. It doesn’t always work like that. In fact, USA Today recently reported about a man in India who had skipped work for 24…
  • Why writing a good resume is important

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:51 am
    By Julia Richardson – Would you be able to write a job-winning resume right now if you absolutely had to? Many people believe that they could, but unfortunately the majority of resumes being submitted to employers and other hiring services never even get past the automation process—meaning that these resumes aren’t even being reviewed by actual people. While it is true that this is a big problem in the modern day workforce, there are ways that you can work around it. Essentially, it’s the precise reason why writing a good resume is so important. Admittedly, if writing a resume…
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    Idealist Careers

  • Want to advance your career this Spring? Check out our April events!

    Victoria Crispo
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:36 am
    Whether you are interested in learning more about careers in nonprofit communications or have a hankering for learning from experienced leaders in the community (or both), Idealist Careers has you covered. The post Want to advance your career this Spring? Check out our April events! appeared first on Idealist Careers.
  • 5 practices of successful nonprofit leaders

    Megan O'Leary
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    New Executive Director? Been in your role for a while? Regardless of where you are, we are always seeking advice for ways to be more successful in our work. The post 5 practices of successful nonprofit leaders appeared first on Idealist Careers.
  • How to analyze culture and fit

    Victoria Crispo
    25 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    A big part of enjoying a job is ensuring that there is a good fit between you and the organization. In our latest video, we outline a few steps you can take to start assessing an organization's culture. The post How to analyze culture and fit appeared first on Idealist Careers.
  • 50+ tips and resources to help you find a nonprofit job abroad

    Allison Jones
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    These articles represent over 50 tips and resources for finding a job abroad, covering everything from where to search to questions you should ask about managing your money in a new country. The post 50+ tips and resources to help you find a nonprofit job abroad appeared first on Idealist Careers.
  • Have you ever heard of these 10 nonprofit jobs?

    Matt Cifaldi
    23 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Nonprofit work isn’t just about administrative positions and fundraising. There are many unique jobs and organizations in social impact. Here are a few that caught our eye. The post Have you ever heard of these 10 nonprofit jobs? appeared first on Idealist Careers.
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    CNA Exam Cram

  • Ways to Get Free CNA Training and Certification

    Tiffany Michaels
    28 Mar 2015 | 9:52 am
    Becoming a CNA is a wonderful career. But before you start, you need to get certified and sadly, this costs money. But
  • Free CNA Scholarship for the Military and Their Spouse

    Tiffany Michaels
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:59 am
    The good news is that the US military supports their troops and their Spouse. For those troops who are looking to transition
  • How to Verify the Status of your CNA License

    Tiffany Michaels
    6 Jan 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Find out how you can verify your CNA license status and discover the different ways that you can renew it, in case it was overdue.
  • How You Can Improve Your CNA Resume

    Tiffany Michaels
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:33 am
    Learn how you can improve your CNA Resume by applying these quick and simple steps. Written by a trusted interviewer in the field, find out what they are looking for and how you can avoid common pitfalls.
  • How to Renew Your CNA License

    Tiffany Michaels
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Learn the best way to get your Certified Nursing Assistant Certification and licensure renewed and restored free of cost.
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    Tourism Exposed

  • Tourism Exposed Turns One Year Old

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:22 pm
    What a difference a year makes. A lot can happen in a year. Sure, you can plan for some things. But others unfold in a surprising and remarkable way. A year ago today, I launched Tourism Exposed and posted my very first article. I started Tourism Exposed because I wanted to share my experiences and... [Continue Reading]Tourism Exposed Turns One Year Old was first posted on March 10, 2015 at 10:22 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • New Ways to Work in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:30 am
    Have you ever lost sleep over choosing the right career? If you’ve gone around in circles, trying to figure out your path and stressing that you’ll get it wrong, you’re definitely not alone. These days, the chances that you’ll go through life in any one job are increasingly unlikely; as our career expectations are simply... [Continue Reading]New Ways to Work in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality was first posted on February 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • Why Being Happy in Your Career Matters

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:49 am
    I’m a huge believer in the benefits of having a career that makes you happy and doing work that you love. Surveys show that less than half of people in the United States are actually satisfied with their jobs. And this problem isn’t just with American workers. Around the world, only 13 percent of employees actually feel... [Continue Reading]Why Being Happy in Your Career Matters was first posted on February 11, 2015 at 12:49 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • Personal Branding: 2 Ways to Control Your Career Message and Stand Out

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:55 am
    If you were to be interviewed by the company of your dreams, how would you want to come across? Think about that for a minute. Let’s assume that you have an outstanding resume and that you make it to the top of the list of people to be called in for an interview. That is…you... [Continue Reading]Personal Branding: 2 Ways to Control Your Career Message and Stand Out was first posted on January 28, 2015 at 7:55 am.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • Career Planning Checklist: Make 2015 the Best Year for Your Career

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    7 Jan 2015 | 3:41 pm
    There’s something about the New Year that I love that gives me a sense of excitement, hope, adventure and energy. If you’re like me, you’re thinking about all of the things you want to accomplish this year (you can use the Annual Career Goal Setting Worksheet to guide your goal-setting as a start). But if... [Continue Reading]Career Planning Checklist: Make 2015 the Best Year for Your Career was first posted on January 7, 2015 at 6:41 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
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    Rob Ozanne

  • Four things to plan before you start a new social media profile

    Rob Ozanne
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:24 am
    Recently a handful of people asked me for advice on starting a social media profile and getting their first followers. Some were doing it for their business, others for voluntary groups, like Scouts, that they were a part of. This is what I told them. Scheduling Unless you want the new profile to take over your life, you’ll want a scheduling tool. That way you can sit down, plan a bunch of posts and schedule them out in one go. Either Hootsuite or Buffer are two free tools that would be a good place to start. Monitoring Your profile isn’t just for broadcasting your thoughts,…
  • An unlikely tool that’ll save you time writing tweets

    Rob Ozanne
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:10 pm
    The most distinctive and time consuming feature of Twitter is the tiny character count limit. You could spend hours tweaking your tweets to cut them down to size. Using the right tool to write your tweets can save you a lot of time. The best tool I’ve found is a commonly used application that you wouldn’t expect. It’s also not one I’ve ever heard anyone recommend. Writing in batches A quick point of clarification, for timely one off tweets your favorite the app or scheduling tool is fine. It will have a character counter built in which lets you know  how many characters…
  • 12 years in the making: What can marketers learn from the film Boyhood?

    Rob Ozanne
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:32 pm
    At the weekend I saw a striking film, Boyhood. It’s an experience and a story that’s stuck with me over the past few days. I highly recommend watching the film for its own sake. However, it is also interesting from a content creation perspective. As marketers we would love our content to move our audience so much that they are still thinking about it several days later. I watch a lot of movies, so what was so striking about Boyhood and how does that apply to content creation? Give it the time it deserves Boyhood was filmed over the course of 12 years, using the same actors for…
  • Content Strategy vs Content Marketing

    Rob Ozanne
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:35 pm
    They sound like complicated ways of saying the same thing. However, it is an important distinction to make, because you need both. What is Content Strategy? Content is information, which makes good content useful information and bad content a waste of everybody’s time. Strategy is how to do something over the long term goal. So… Content + Strategy = How to ‘do’ useful information over the long term. The focus of a content strategy is operational. It is concerned with the processes for planning, production and governance of the information that you produce. What is Content Marketing?
  • Working for public vs private companies

    Rob Ozanne
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:18 pm
    When you’ve worked in the corporate world for a while it can be difficult to imagine anything different. Yet the type of company you work for deeply affects the workplace culture and hence your everyday experience at work. Today I want to highlight an easily overlooked category of companies to inspire you to look further afield in your job search. Public Companies The typical villains of the commercial world are the huge faceless corporations whose drive for profit leads to questionable decision making. A tad dramatic perhaps but hopefully you get the stereotype I’m referring to. The…
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    Number Direct » Articles

  • Sky TV Are Offering A Brand New 32” LGTV For New Customers.

    Kathryn Kearns
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:15 am
    Sky TV are giving away a brand new 32” LG TV’s if you sign up online. But before you open up a new tab, here’s what you need to know. The post Sky TV Are Offering A Brand New 32” LGTV For New Customers. appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Meet The Energy Saving Product Behind British Gas’ #tweettoheat Campaign

    Kathryn Kearns
    24 Mar 2015 | 5:23 am
    Looking to save money on your energy bills? This energy-saving product from British Gas could help you with that. The post Meet The Energy Saving Product Behind British Gas’ #tweettoheat Campaign appeared first on Number Direct.
  • How to prevent Yodel from messing up your iWatch delivery

    Kathryn Kearns
    19 Mar 2015 | 9:41 am
    Parcel delivery company, Yodel have remained one of the worst courier services in the UK. Here's how you can avoid getting burned by them. The post How to prevent Yodel from messing up your iWatch delivery appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Tech You Need For Uni Now Your UCAS Is Complete

    Adele Halsall
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:00 am
    Now that your UCAS application is finally submitted, you can get to the good bit: finding the best tech for campus life. The post Tech You Need For Uni Now Your UCAS Is Complete appeared first on Number Direct.
  • 3 Ways To Utilise Your Smart phone And Bag Yourself A New Job

    Kathryn Kearns
    17 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Looking for a new job? Here are some ways you should be utilising your smart phone to help find employment, switch career or even find that dream job you’ve always wanted. The post 3 Ways To Utilise Your Smart phone And Bag Yourself A New Job appeared first on Number Direct.
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    Media Jobs

  • QVC and Apple Watch team up – is this your new Friend or Foe situation?

    David Marini
    26 Mar 2015 | 7:00 am
    QVC, the world’s fifth largest mobile merchant is ready to promote on the Apple Watch as soon as it is available on April 24th. QVC’s iPhone and iPad apps have seen 3 million downloads and have received outstanding reviews in the Apple App Store. So a customer can see QVC deals of the day and what is airing in realtime on the network right from their Apple Watch. They will still get all the product details, ratings and other select content. Shoppers will be able to view the goods and whatever they fancy can be directed to their iPhones for deeper investigation and purchase. When someone…
  • Email that Thinks like You Do – Slidemail

    David Marini
    25 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    For those of you looking to get on board a fresh company that’s in the mobile game, keep reading. SlideMail is a new application from Vu Tran, who founded the Y Combinator-backed company Framebase. He’s teamed up with the designers from email app Mailbox, which Dropbox bought and is creating an email app to help us with our bad email habits. They want to make going through our inbox a better experience, while also intelligently organizing our messages and alerting us to important meetings and other events. SlideMail’s app tries to figure out what in your email matters to you, it…
  • What are Today’s Hottest Social Media Manager Jobs In New York?

    Cathy Murphy
    18 Mar 2015 | 1:21 pm
    New York is the top city in the world for Advertising and Public Relations. Social Media has become an integral part of both of those worlds. So those looking for Social Media jobs such as Social Media Manager, Social Media Expert and many more should be looking in New York City. Is There an Opportunity for Experienced Social Media Managers? It becomes a vicious cycle — with little focus on the bottom line efforts from social media, companies relegate the social media role to people without much experience proving bottom-line results, and then once hired, those social media managers…
  • Wearable technology – Google Glasses tries again without the Google!

    David Marini
    18 Mar 2015 | 7:02 am
    Who is Ralph Osterhout? Why should you try and send him your resume? He is the founder and CEO of Osterhout Design Group (ODG). He was the designer of the PVS night vision goggle used by the military and created heads up display for scuba masks. Basically he was doing wearable technology before anyone else. Now you’re excited right? His company ODG was founded in 1999 as a tech incubator, and is currently making wearable tech solutions to the government, enterprises, and is shifting to consumer markets. The San Francisco company is around 80 employees. In the last six years ODG has been…
  • Programmatic Yield Manager, Los Angeles

    James Todd
    12 Mar 2015 | 12:10 pm
    The Programmatic Yield Manager will drive the growth and optimization of Here Media’s non-direct revenue. This position is a critical mix of technical know-how, application, sales and rate analysis. This individual will be closely involved in every aspect of ad serving, inventory and non-direct revenue optimization. They will serve as the primary contact for day-to-day campaigns across a broad range of monetization partners: Direct PMP, programmatic, content discovery (e.g. Outbrain, Taboola) and remnant. This individual directly impacts revenue growth. In order to facilitate strategic…
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    The Pyramid Grid

  • Telltale Signs Your Employee Is Deserving of a Promotion

    23 Mar 2015 | 3:34 am
    Deciding on promoting staff can be as difficult as the initial hire process. For most employers, titles and degrees become the easiest signs that an employee is cut out for the job. However, experts say talent and certification don’t always go together. Dana Anderson, manager of business transformation at Xerox Canada said, “… education is what gets you in the door, but your attitude and your behavior is what gets you to the top.” So how do you know whether a particular worker has the attitude and potential of becoming a good leader? Read on. HAS PASSION FOR ONE’S WORK An employee…
  • Council Unveils 2016 Best Graduate Schools, Reports Fewer US Enrollees

    15 Mar 2015 | 7:19 pm
    The Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has released a report on 2016 Best Graduate Schools Rankings, and said that fewer Americans enroll in graduate schools. The CGS has been conducting a yearly survey of Graduate Enrollment and Degrees since 1986. Based on the report, enrollment of US citizens in graduate school shrank by 0.9% but enrollment of temporary residents soared by 11.5%. The Council revealed that temporary residents make up 20.0% of new graduate students taking up US programs for the fall 2013 term. First-time enrollment between fall 2012 and fall 2013 rose by 1.0%, and at least…
  • American Middle Class to Benefit Increased Wages, But Not for Long

    9 Mar 2015 | 6:26 am
    America’s middle class may have a lot to celebrate in 2015. In addition to the continued drop in oil prices, which eases transportation costs to and from work, there is a sustained upward trend in employment and wage rates. Unemployment levels have steadily grown for the last 12 months. In February, employment rose to 295,000, up from 239,000 jobs in January, and is 55,000 more than the forecast rate. President Obama had been pushing for increase in minimum hourly wages from $7.25 to $10.10, but Republicans has continually blocked his efforts. While the government is hesitant to adjust…
  • Job Opportunities and Challenges of a Homeschooled Applicant

    2 Mar 2015 | 2:53 pm
    Many parents are considering or are already homeschooling their children in order to pay close attention to their progress – academically, physically, spiritually and in terms of maturity. But there is the thing called discrimination against homeschooled individuals in the workplace. Some homeschooled applicants do not receive the same treatment as their normally schooled peers, as employers require homeschoolers to take GED or else they lose their job or chance to get hired. Some employers do not recognize diplomas and transcripts written by mere parents, despite being done in accordance…
  • Job Interview: What You Should Know When You Don’t Know

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:44 am
    You’re dressed to kill. You have done your research. You know you are more than prepared to take the challenge of a job interview. So what happens if you are asked a question where you have no idea what the answer is? This is probably the worst thing that can happen to you, especially if you’re dying to be employed. Rather than make a muck of things, use proven strategies that can help you get back on track. Panic…Not The deafening silence following that question can be excruciating. But there’s no point in freaking out. When your blood pressure starts to rise and you…
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  • Where to Hire a Professional Freelance Writer?

    26 Mar 2015 | 2:13 pm
      Whether you are in a need of a writer to write an essay or anything related to your business promotion, the process requires some professionalism and knowledge. It is not so easy to find a freelance writer to meet your needs and preferences. Many people are fond of writing, but if the person is writing only for hobby sake, then he or she is not a professional person. You need to search for the best and professional writer, who can write the unique content for you. Factors to Consider While hiring a professional freelance writer, there are many things to consider. Here are some tips you…
  • Want to be Self-Employed? Consider a Career as a Taxi Driver

    23 Mar 2015 | 4:18 am
      Many students graduate from college feeling unsure about their future job prospects. Graduates often choose a career in their chosen field of study, but there are always people who opt for a different route, such as self-employment. Unlike many other roles, a cab driver allows you to become self-employed and self-sufficient with requiring contacts, a specific skill set or years of experience. So how do you become a taxi driver in the united states? Licenses You will be required to gain a taxi license. For example, in New York you would apply for a license from the Taxi and Limousine…
  • Practice Makes Perfect: Important Interview Preparation Techniques

    17 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    A little while back, I conducted an interviewing workshop where I polled the group on how many times had they interviewed and how many times had they practiced interviewing. Out of 16 people, only two had interviewed at all in the previous year – and none of them had practiced. How can you expect to be any good at something if you don’t practice? How can you be any good at something you only do once or twice a year? Quick answer: You can’t be any good at interviewing if you don’t prepare and don’t practice. It’s like expecting a toddler to walk well the first time – it’s…
  • What To Do When You Have A Bad Boss

    16 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    I generally believe most people mean well, but simply execute their job poorly sometimes. Sometimes, there are BAD bosses. Do you know what to do when you have a bad boss? This post is intended to address the most common issues with a bad boss and the steps you can take to reduce the impact on you both personally and professionally. The problems we face when we have a bad boss are almost too numerous to mention, but the two biggest of these issues are: They can negatively impact our work performance. They can make life miserable These two issues alone make it worth trying to figure out how to…
  • How A Little Career Paranoia Pays Off Brilliantly

    15 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    The news wasn’t good. A friend of mine was calling to say that she’d just gotten the axe. Six months earlier, she’d taken a great new job in Chicago, a job she thought would be a professional game changer for her, and now it was over. That afternoon, she’d been summoned up to HR and told that her boss no longer believed she was a good fit for the position. “I never saw it coming,” she told me. The funny thing is, I had seen it coming. I’d even tried to suggest to my friend at times that something not-so-good seemed to be going on in her workplace and that she might be in…
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  • The Next Tablet of Future : Samsung Galaxy Note 5

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:36 am
    There's no end to more when it comes to Smartphones! So many companies have so much to offer to us, and so does Samsung! Samsung is one of its kind! It has always helped us narrow down our choices for Smartphone from among Samsung phones itself!Everyone has a lot of hopes and wishes from Samsung! And Galaxy Note 5 seems to be one amazing release by Samsung! So let's see what does the phone have to offer to us! Read More..
  • Controlling Data Sprawl

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:55 am
    In the world today we have many ways of gathering data points and information that may be relevant to our businesses, our personal lives, or something that we haven’t thought of yet. However, that data has grown so exponentially that we are reaching a point where the data is much harder to manage, and as a result the data is less valuable not because it isn’t relevant, but because we can’t find it! To make matters worse, employees will spend significant amounts of time looking for Read More..
  • The Highest Rated Website Designs of 2014

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:00 am
    For businesses to truly thrive in today's digitally focused society, a compellingly designed website is essential. A number of studies have shown that a well-designed site with a clear focus will generate a greater amount of traffic and subsequently an increase in custom. With this in mind, what qualities should a website possess in order to be considered a success and are those qualities different to those from a few years ago? Read More..
  • Best Apps and Tools for Students to Survive College

    27 Mar 2015 | 4:35 am
    In our times students need to learn a lot more than our grandparents and parents did. However, we also have great help from the digital world today. The following apps are a great way to simplify your academic life and studying process. ITunes U This one is an Apple app for students and professors. Its database contains more than 750000 of lectures on different subjects and in several languages. Algebra, zoo Read More..
  • Schools with Scarce Resources Can Also Maintain a Well-organized Administration System

    27 Mar 2015 | 2:54 am
    The education industry in all countries has two types of schools, small and large scale. Some admins still have that perception that the cloud-based school management system can be very costly and complicated, but that is not the case at all. Academic institutes with scarce resources are on a greater benefit as they no more have to spend that much to maintain a well-organized administration network. For the past 15 years, the online school management software has been circulating across Read More..
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    Jobsdhamaka Blog

  • The Job Portal With Highest Ever Opportunities Available For Job Aspirants

    13 Mar 2015 | 4:41 am
    More than 3124000 jobs notified! Most of them fail to get proper response because the job portals either fail to provide higher visibility to their special skill and qualification or because they have limited job opportunities to offer or because of both. But, when you register your name with it certainly makes a difference. […]
  • 4 Answering Tips to Questions in a Job Application Form

    13 Mar 2015 | 2:26 am
    There are many tricky questions present on job application forms and if you know the right answers then it becomes easier and simpler to reply to them. Let us now look at some Most Common Interview Questions and their appropriate answers. Answering Job Application Form Questions Q: Let us know about some of your greatest achievements. […]
  • 5 Things You should Not Do During a Job Interview

    11 Mar 2015 | 11:58 pm
    If it quite natural to be nervous at the time of interview and make mistakes. Recruiters check more than just your words during the interview to know what kind of person you are. Non-verbal expressions as well as your actions send a clear message about your character, thus you need to careful. Let us check […]
  • Ways of Avoiding Email Job Scams

    11 Mar 2015 | 2:59 am
    In this present economic condition where jobs are scarce, job searchers sometimes fall prey to job scams. Our aim here will be to look at such email job scams and ways you can avoid them. Email Job Scams to Avoid Email Scam It could be an email mentioning that they got your resume from a […]
  • Different Techniques of Performing Employee Research and Its Benefits

    11 Mar 2015 | 1:16 am
    As you start your job search it will be important for you to take into consideration things like the location, time commitment, your own personal expectations such as job duties, long term career, growth opportunities and pay scale. You will have to perform some amount of research about any prospective employer and get required answers […]
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    Pinch Yourself Careers

  • Major career shift – how to get someone to take a chance on you

    Lisa Cummings
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:31 am
    This episode’s question How do I  make the leap from an operational role to a sales role?   What you’ll learn – That you’re not alone if this seems like a tough career conundrum.   – How you can make a major career change (even into an entirely new field) without having to start over in an entry level position.   – Ways that very small or very large companies can present great opportunities to switch departments or roles.   – How to go get real life practice in the newly-desired role rather than simply studying it from an…
  • Should you stay or should you go now? When to quit to chase work you love

    Lisa Cummings
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    This Episode’s Question Ingrid says she’s pretty close to knowing what she wants to do with her career. And she even has a list of potential employers collected. These are companies where she could put these new ideas to use. Yet she’s just not sure of the timing.  She’s afraid once she actually gets into the career change…will she still be happy? Will she have picked the right thing? She asked, “Is it okay to go after what I think (at least right now) my dream job is…simply because I need to have the experience of it to know what it is all about?
  • Funky, old school job application requirements – whether to comply or fly

    Lisa Cummings
    5 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    This Episode’s Question My question is about a letter of introduction. My wife is applying for a licensed social work position for a school district. The application has a spot for a letter of introduction. This is the first time either of us have come across a requirement like that. So…what is it? Then, should it be written by you or by a third party? And should you submit only one like you do for a cover letter or multiple letters like you do for letters of recommendations? Thanks for your input.   What You’ll Learn In The Audio – Whether to comply with their…
  • Stop consuming training courses – go learn on the job instead

    Lisa Cummings
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    This Episode’s Question Hi. This is Ivy Portwood. My question is: how do I keep learning on the job? And where do I find the most relevant sources of information to contribute to both my current work and my longer-term career aspirations? Thanks.   What You’ll Learn In The Audio – The two types of skills you should be thinking about. Hint: it’s not 100% about technical and functional skills. – 4 ideas for getting learning opportunities on the job…all without having to change roles or companies. And without having to attend hundreds of training…
  • How to keep your resume out of the trash bin – keeping it uber relevant

    Lisa Cummings
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    This Episode’s Question Hi. I have a question for you on resume composition. Now that I’ve been in the workforce for awhile and have various roles under my belt, I’m struggling with what to include and exclude on my resume. How do you balance including roles and experiences you know are relevant (and you know show the right expertise)…and balance that with keeping it short enough that someone will want to read it?   What You’ll Learn – The truth about what a resume really is – and where to put the extra details that won’t glue the…
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  • BESCOM Recruitment 2015 Apply 446 Assistant Posts at

    Oxter Team
    27 Mar 2015 | 9:04 pm
    BESCOM Recruitment 2015 Apply online at for 446 Posts of Assistant & Junior Assistant Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Ltd Recruitment Notification 2015: A latest advertisement has been recently published for the vacant post of Assistant. Bangalore Electricity Supply Company Limited has published an advertisement for the recruitment of 466 vacant seats for the Assistant and […]
  • BPSC 558 Dentist Recruitment 2015 Application Form at

    Oxter Team
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:56 pm
    BPSC Recruitment 2015 for 558 Dentist Posts Apply online and Download Application Form at Bihar Public Service Commission 558 Dentist Notification : Recently a new notification has been released by Bihar Public Service Commission according to which employments offer for the recruitment of 558 Dentist post in their various Department. This is very good […]
  • Tamil Nadu SSLC Result 2015 at – TN 10th Exam Result 2015

    Oxter Team
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:27 am
    Tamil Nadu SSLC Result 2015 will Declare soon at check TN 10th Exam Result 2015 Tamil Nadu Board X Exam Result will announce in 2nd Week of May: Tamil Nadu State Board of Secondary Education has recently conducted 10th class examinations from 25th March to 8th April, 2015. Enormous numbers of students had appeared […]
  • – NEST Result 2015 Check NISER Entrance Exam Merit List

    Oxter Team
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:50 am
    NISER will Declare NEST Result 2015 at Check NISER National Entrance Screening Test Exam Cut Off Marks / Merit List : National Entrance Screening Test (NEST) is a compulsory test for students who are seeking admission to National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and University of Mumbai – Department of Atomic Energy Centre for […]
  • Punjab Technical University Date Sheet Download at

    Oxter Team
    27 Mar 2015 | 1:47 am
    Punjab Technical University Date Sheet Available to Download at PTU UG / PG Courses Exam Time Table BA BBA B.Com BSC BCA B.Ed MA MBA M.Com MSC MCA M.Ed etc Punjab Technical University has been declared exam schedule for 1st, 2nd and 3rd (Final Year) Exam. PTU Exam Date Sheet/Time Table 2015 will be available very soon […]
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    Vantage Point

  • How to Use Training for Employee Motivation

    Susanne Adelhardt
    27 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    I think there’s no need to further discuss which factors are necessary to make your employees happier and more satisfied. Bad communication, undervaluing and underestimating their potential, lacking motivation – there are only a few aspects of the bigger picture. As a manager, by establishing an efficient training process from the beginning, you can win the respect of your employees and lead your company to success. This isn’t done through useless workshops, or endless meetings, but rather by instituting the following practices:   1. Take your time. A cry breaks out…
  • Get Noticed By Headhunters – 3 Tips for Top Candidates

    Margaret Quigley
    25 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    When it comes to networking with top headhunters, a lot of candidates wonder what it takes to get noticed. Followers of Experteer’s Vantage Point Blog might have already read in our exclusive interviews, there are plenty of ways that a headhunter might come across your resume. And if you’re trying to get in touch with a top-level recruiter, chances are good that your generic “Dear Mr. Smith, Please consider me for…” email will wind up in his Trash folder. So how can a candidate looking for a senior executive position ensure that his name stands out in a sea of…
  • International Experience is a Key Qualification for Candidates!

    Susanne Schlossbauer
    23 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    How many languages is a senior professional expected to speak in today’s job market? How can a candidate successfully land an interview from 2,000 miles away? How do you lead a multicultural team? We asked Peter Postinett, leader of Organizational Development at Ramafrut S.L. The international job market holds countless opportunities for qualified candidates. Peter’s advice to all candidates: gather international experiences and competencies, and become an attractive candidate for employers! According to Peter, international experience is a key qualification for candidates. But…
  • 5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Every Job Interview

    Susanne Adelhardt
    20 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    successful job interview requires plenty of preparation. You have to select the perfect outfit, and you should prepare plenty of possible answers for every challenging question. You should be feeling confident, without question. And finally, you should be sure of your key qualifications, and have your next career goal clear in your mind. So far, so good. There are plenty of aspects that we often forget while preparing for an important interview, and remembering these tiny details could potentially save you from losing a huge opportunity. We’ve compiled some of these points, and created…
  • What to Do When Your Boss Finds Out You Talked to A Recruiter

    Susanne Adelhardt
    18 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Imagine – you’re sitting at your desk, when you receive a call. On the other end of the phone is a headhunter. You react perfectly, having followed our tips on how best to handle a call with a recruiter. Maybe you’re not currently searching for a new job, but this position sounds very tempting. So you make an appointment for an interview, feeling flattered. But with all the options in front of you, you realize that your current job is actually very satisfying. Then, a few days later, your boss appears next to your desk, asking you for a private conversation – he wants…
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    Career Strategy

  • Is the grass really greener?

    25 Mar 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Sometimes when you’re in the midst of a difficult situation, *anything* can seem better than what you’re currently doing. However, the key to making good career decisions lies in determining whether the grass is greener on the other side, or whether the grass is really just the same old patch that you’re sitting on right now. The infographic below shows 3 factors for setting yourself up to make a good decision – your mindset, patience and perseverance. These will help you to avoid the clouded judgement that results in bad decision-making. Of course, there are some…
  • Handshakes…a lesson in tolerance

    22 Mar 2015 | 3:29 pm
    Recently I came across this article saying that you should learn to shake hands properly in order to create a good impression. The author even went as far as to say that having a weak, “wet-fish” handshake, “In a man, is abhorrent; it indicates a massive weakness of character.” She went on to recount the tale of meeting a woman who shook hands like that, and “I’ll forever remember her as Limp Wristed Lady. Worse, that’s how I’ll refer to her – in jest – when talking about her to others. So her handshake turned out to be a substantial…
  • Is loyalty good for your career?

    17 Mar 2015 | 2:56 pm
    One of my favourite lines from the movie Office Space occurs when the boss tells everybody in a town-hall address “Every time you do something you have to ask yourself, ‘Is this good for the company?'” This got me thinking the other day about loyalty and how it can affect a career. I’ve never been the type of person who considered myself loyal to any organisation that I’ve worked for, and I’m currently in my 8th professional role so I’ve definitely had a chance to be. Company loyalty doesn’t make sense Firstly, I’d argue that it is…
  • Career Strategy eBook – out now!

    10 Mar 2015 | 2:54 pm
    I’ve finally published my Career Strategy eBook which I’ve been working on for the last few months. It has taken a while and I’m glad it’s finally done… Why did I write an eBook on Career Strategy? I wrote this eBook because I work in a lot of different places for a lot of different employers (as a consultant), and I’m surprised and shocked at the amount of people I meet who don’t really like their jobs or what they do. This seems to be echoed by an extensive Gallup poll taken in 2013, which found that 13% of workers consider themselves engaged, a…
  • 8 ways that you’re damaging your reputation

    3 Mar 2015 | 2:02 pm
    In the working world it’s extremely important to build and protect your professional reputation. It doesn’t really matter whether you work for yourself or for another business, if your reputation is tarnished, you can bet it’s going to have an impact on your career. However, your reputation is made up of other people’s opinions of your performance and actions. If somebody thinks you’re great and somebody else doesn’t trust you, then you only have a bad reputation in the eyes of one of those people. Depending on the person, this can have a significant effect…
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    The Gateway Method

  • How I Ditched My Soul-Sucking Job and Upgraded to a Meaningful Career Working With People I Love…

    Ryan Niessen
    24 Mar 2015 | 6:45 pm
    This post contributed by Tristan Cooper, our newest team member here at The Gateway Method. “Welcome to the working world,” she laughs softly through the phone after I finish spilling the day’s events – I had been on the receiving end of an ambush during a team meeting… from my own co-worker. “You’ve just had a crash course in corporate politics,” she adds. We hang up and I’m so confused. My knee-jerk reaction is to accept her words at face value – and cry. I take a second to regroup and put a halt on the water works. I turn her statement around in my head once…
  • ‘Fearful to Fearless’: How 1 Man Gained The Courage To Quit His Job and Pursue His Passion

    Julianna Lembeck
    17 Mar 2015 | 7:51 am
    This post contributed by Julianna Lembeck, our Content / Operations Oversight Intern here at The Gateway Method. Do you ever feel like you just want more? More from life…your job…or yourself? Maybe you’re comfortable because you’ve got a job that pays, and that’s good enough for now.  But what about 6 months from now? A year from now… Or 5 years from now? Would you be happy with your life, and yourself, if you were still in the same position 5 years from now? If not, it may be time to make some moves and take some action. Meet Our Inspiring Friend, Lerato Just the other day,…
  • LinkedIn Profile Showdown: Can You Beat My Score?

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    A couple of months ago, I wasn’t really paying attention to my LinkedIn profile. I had applied some basic best practices, but honestly – it was pretty average. I didn’t post on there much, and I hadn’t put a lot of effort into it. Then some changes and opportunities came up in my life, and I wanted to make sure I had a strong LinkedIn profile that really did me justice. I wanted it to showcase my skills and experience in a way that proved my credibility and the showed the value I bring to the table… So I started looking around at what the best people are doing on LinkedIn these…
  • The Ultimate Guide To Getting Your For-Benefit Dream Job (Part 2)

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:11 am
    If you want to get your dream job, you need modern job-seeking strategies that work. In part 1 of this series, I showed you why just 1% of resumes lead to a job offer… And how to create irresistible & effective resumes and LinkedIn profiles. These tips will help you get employers attention and get you the job. Now, in part 2 of this Ultimate Guide, we’re going to dive into the remaining 2 sections that NEED to be covered in depth in order for you to succeed in getting your dream job. First I’m going to give you five brilliant tips that will help you build valuable relationships with…
  • The Ultimate Guide To Getting Your For-Benefit Dream Job (Part 1)

    23 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Getting 100% clear on exactly what you want to do is half the battle. Arguably more. That’s why I created The Ultimate Guide To Discovering Your For-Benefit ‘Dream Job’ That guide is where you’ll find the best companies in the world. And it’s where you’ll find out how to get the clarity you need so you can move forward confidently and successfully in your career. Now, I want to tackle an entirely different beast. This ultimate guide is about how to get your dream job. We’re going to throw out the old, outdated job-seeking strategies. Like the ones that create the horrific stat…
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  • I’m Cheap. I’m Still A Good Husband.

    19 Mar 2015 | 2:06 am
    I am cheap.  There, I said it.  I do not split two-ply toilet paper into multiple rolls, but I do save money anywhere I possibly can and try not to spend money on excessive pointless items.  Luckily, my wife knew that coming into our marriage and were ok with this lifestyle.  We save money on a lot of the small things so we can afford to spend on items/experiences we are passionate about and live in an area that is great to raise our daughter.  As a result, I have not purchased jewelry since our wedding bands seven years ago…. and yes, I am still happily married! Jewelry…
  • 6 Success Mental Makeovers

    16 Mar 2015 | 3:53 am
    This is the last and most important post in this three part series.  Here are the first two: What I wish I knew as a high school senior. How to get the most out of college. Focus on the right things in life: Hopefully you took the opportunity in college to learn both inside and outside of the classroom and developed your skill set.  If you tell me that the only thing you learned was how to dominate Halo or your sorority secret handshake, then not all is lost!  You can start moving towards career and life success if you start to focus on the right things now.  I have refined all of…
  • How to Get The Most Out of College

    12 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    High school is in your rear view mirror and there is no changing what happened there.  As I discussed in the first post of this three part series (Post 1), high school is great to lay the foundation, but the popularity contests involved and success factors of normal school systems don’t have much weight past getting scholarships and acceptance into college.  Now on to college where you have the opportunity to Be Who You Want To Be!  The National Center for Education Statistics published a report that states only 59% of students graduate with a bachelor’s degree in six…
  • I Wish I Had Known…. Part 1 of 3

    9 Mar 2015 | 5:29 am
    High school doesn’t matter.   The “popular” kids will never have any impact on your life or career.   Internships, not classes are the key to college success.    The big house and car are not the American dream, flexibility is. Success doesn’t involve money! There are many things that I wish I had known when going to high school, college, and starting my career.  Things that would have cut down on major life mistakes and put me in a position to be in a career and life I loved a lot earlier.  I was fortunate enough to figure some of these out early enough to…
  • Hilarious V-Day Fail

    6 Mar 2015 | 2:00 am
    Even the most well designed plans can take a turn for the unexpected!  From my Fun Husband Friday posts, you can tell that I enjoy doing fun and unique things for my wife to keep our relationship strong!  Valentine’s Day this year was an opportunity to take our fun scavenger hunts to the next level! I usually just do small notes and place them around the house.  This year, I created 14 miniature cards and included clues that required a bit of thinking and some research.  I placed one of the cards under the toaster (unplugged) and the clue to lead her to the toaster said: “Use…
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  • Job Search Depression: A Practical Guide to Prevention

    Drake Smith
    13 Mar 2015 | 1:56 pm
    “We would like to thank you for your application, but regret to inform you that we have filled the position.” Sound familiar? Day after day, week after week. Even strong-willed individuals can be beaten down by the continual rejection from job hunting. If you’re feeling depressed or lost, know that you are not alone. Unemployment depression is extremely common, affecting an estimated 14 to 25 percent of job hunters (1,2). Depression isn’t talked about often and often carries a stigma of weakness and unattractiveness, and most feel like something is wrong with them if depressed…
  • A Stand-out Marketing Product Manager Resume

    Drake Smith
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:36 pm
    Being a marketing product manager isn’t easy unless you have previous experience – it’s not usually an entry level position. It’s a challenging position that puts a fairly high level of responsibility on you, so it’s not the job for everyone. You’ll be heavily involved in developing and executing marketing plans for specific products, but may also help the marketing director with other areas of marketing for the company. Let’s start by taking a look at a job description that I found on one of the big job sites. It’s pretty typical for a product…
  • Crushing Interviews as an Introvert: The 4 Pillars of Success

    Drake Smith
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:34 pm
    There are two parts of any product: content and presentation. Think about the last magazine stand you’ve seen. The content is incredibly repetitive issue after issue, but the pretty layout and smart use of color propels sales. When it comes down to it, during the job search, you are a product that you are trying to sell to a hiring manager. While some may excel at presentation due to high levels of confidence and an extroverted personality, introverts (like myself) can often find themselves anxiously heading into interviews. “I just want to do good work, isn’t that…
  • Quality Assurance Resume Samples and Overview

    Drake Smith
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:50 pm
    Quality assurance isn’t the sexiest job, but it is important. I have a soft spot in my heart for QA due to a few jobs I worked during university. They are a great way for an engineering (or related) student to get some practical experience and learn about the other parts of businesses that interact with engineering. Back to the point, we’re going to look at some do’s and don’ts of quality assurance resumes, along with a sample to help get you started. Spoiler: The sample is actually my resume (or very close to it) back in third year of university, so I can say from…
  • 60+ Resume Writing Tips – The Complete List

    Drake Smith
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:27 am
    How many articles have you seen titled something like “4 tips to improve your resume”? I’ve seen too many. That’s why I sought out to make a master list of useful resume writing tips that you can use to create the perfect resume and get more interviews. If you combine these tips with all the concepts and principles in our definitive guide to writing a great resume, you will have a fantastic resume. It’s going to take you some time to go through it, but I promise the results will be worth it. Before you start!: You can also grab a handy resume checklist that…
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  • How Much Do Graphic Designers Make

    Noel Griffith
    24 Mar 2015 | 10:27 am
    Graphic designers create graphics, and other visual designs, imagery, and concepts. They use computer software as the tools of their trade, and can develop imagery for any request. If you look design and layout work on advertisements, magazines, websites, and corporate reports, this will all have been designed by a graphic designer. Some of the key duties of a graphic designer includes: • Meeting with clients to discuss projects • Discussing the viability of a project with a client • Creating images and designs to convey a message • Working with brand and logo designs • Making…
  • How Much How Much Do Mechanical Engineers Makes Make?

    Noel Griffith
    8 Mar 2015 | 8:04 am
    From all of the engineering disciplines, mechanical engineering is one of the broadest. Mechanical engineers are involved in designing, researching, development, and the testing of mechanical and thermal devices. This includes engines, machines, and tools. Mechanical engineers are characterized by their creative abilities, for developing a breadth of knowledge in their industry, and for being versatile. It’s also important to be able to not only work autonomously, but as a part of a team too. We all use a lot of day-to-day items that we probably don’t stop and think about, but engineers…
  • How Much Do Dental Hygienists Make?

    Noel Griffith
    6 Mar 2015 | 7:29 am
    Dental hygienists are usually positioned in a dentist’s office. They remove plaque and tartar from patient’s teeth, and assist the dentist in a number of other ways. Like helping take x-rays, mixing up sealants and fillings, applying fluoride, and offering advice to patients about how they can improve their dental hygiene. Dental hygienists usually complete some related studies before working in practice, often having earned an associate degree in dental hygiene or a bachelor’s master’s degree. Having a licence to practice is also a requirement, although the requirements vary slightly…
  • 30 Interview Tips From 35 Career Specialists

    Noel Griffith
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:58 pm
    One of the most nerve racking parts of the job hunting process is the interview. It’s normal to be nervous in an interview, and often the best laid plans can fail you when you’re under pressure. So having a lot of helpful tips beforehand to give you every opportunity to secure that perfect job can only be a good thing. Which is why I asked 35 experts that have experience conducting and attending interviews: "Can you share your top 3 interview tips that could help someone to get the job?" Having read them myself, I know for a fact there are a lot of great tips here. So if you are preparing…
  • How Much Do Mechanics Make ?

    Noel Griffith
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:49 am
    Mechanics generally repair and maintain mechanical systems. This can cover a wide range of equipment, including; aircraft engines, industrial machinery, all types of vehicles, and much more. There are various types of mechanics that are specialists in their field, such as automotive mechanics, diesel mechanics, and aircraft mechanics to mention a few. But generally speaking a mechanics work in the automotive field, carrying out repairs and maintenance on cars, vans, and light trucks. Carrying out a wide range of tasks including; identifying mechanical problems, fitting and testing new parts,…
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  • Top 3 NGO internships | Greenpeace, Citizens for Better India, and Sujaya Foundation!

    28 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    1. Fundraiser, Greenpeace Location: Hyderabad, Mumbai Stipend: Rs. 12000-15000 per month Application Deadline: April 10, 2015 Click here for more details and apply now! Responsibilities: Develop an understanding of organization campaigns. Make presentations and calls and explain organization campaigns to members of the public in a clear and interesting way. Meet set income targets by signing paid-supporters for Greenpeace. Job Benefits: An opportunity to learn about environmental problems and solutions and raise awareness amongst the public. An opportunity to be trained in expert fundraising…
  • Weekly Spotlight | 5 Indian Start-ups you should know about.

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    1. LocalBanya: Localbanya was the first player to enter the online grocery market in Mumbai back in 2012. The company which delivers groceries and household needs to customers’ doorsteps is now looking to take the brand to other major metros in the coming three months and starting operations in Pune is the first step in this process. The brand and mascot have been very well received, which is reflected by their database of over 1 lakh customers. A robust print advertising campaign has taken the brand to virtually every Mumbai household. The firm was the first to develop multiple innovative…
  • 30 Highest-Paying Fresher Jobs of the Week!

    27 Mar 2015 | 5:57 am
    Instructional Designer DelphianLogic Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Pune Rs. 16000-18000 per month Apply by 4/20/2015 Brand Expert Coraza Technologies Pvt Ltd ( New Delhi Rs. 20000-30000 per month Apply by 3/31/2015 Chief Operating Officer Simplyfy Ventures Pvt Ltd Gurgaon Rs. 17000 per month Apply by 3/30/2015 Associate Consultant BizResearchLabs New Delhi Rs. 25000-75000 per month Apply by 4/5/2015 Cabin crew for Leading Aviation Company Performance And Training Academy Mumbai Rs. 40000-50000 per month Apply by 3/31/2015 Smart etiquetted Air Hostess & Cabin Crew Airone Charters Ltd…
  • Quiz | Are You Smart Enough to Work On Wall Street?

    26 Mar 2015 | 9:09 am
    You have all heard of Wall Street, right? For the beginners, “Wall Street is a 0.7-mile-long (1.1 km) street running eight blocks, roughly northwest to southeast, from Broadway to South Street on the East River in Lower Manhattan in the Financial District of New York City. Over time, the term has become a metonym for the financial markets of the United States as a whole, the American financial sector (even if financial firms are not physically located there), or signifying New York-based financial interests. Anchored by Wall Street, New York City has been called both the most…
  • Careers to Consider | DataBase Administrator – 3 things you need to know!

    26 Mar 2015 | 8:58 am
    Picking up Database Administration as career is indeed lucrative. Undeniably, there is a high demand for these professionals in the market today, and this has lured more and more young and talented programmers and developers to take up database administration as profession. This has, understandably increased the competition by manifolds and if anyone is looking forward to excel and make an illustrious career as a Database Administrator, the individual will have to be not only good, but outstanding, with some unparalleled skills that will help the person stand out of the crowd. Let us discuss…
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  • Collector Office Nanded Recruitment 2015 for Kotwal posts Apply Online at

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:44 pm
    Collector Office Nanded Recruitment 2015: Collector Office Nanded has issued employment notification to fill up 304 posts of Kotwal. Eligible candidates may apply online application form at official website on or before last date 05-04-2015. For more details about DM Office Nanded Recruitment 2015 refer below information. nanded collector office kotwal recruitment 2015: Collector Office Nanded recently issued recruitment notification to fill up 304 kotwal vacancies. This is very good news for the candidates who are looking for Govt Jobs in Maharashtra 2015. For more…
  • NLC Recruitment 2015 for Trade Apprentice posts Application Form at

    27 Mar 2015 | 7:16 pm
    NLC Recruitment 2015: Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLC), Chennai has issued employment notification to fill up 182 posts of Trade Apprentice posts in various disciplines. Eligible candidates may download prescribed format application form at official website and submit to the official address on or before last date 04-04-2015. For more details about GSSSB Recruitment 2015 refer below information. Neyveli Lignite Corporation Limited (NLC) recently issued recruitment notification to fill up 182 Trade Apprentice posts. This is very good news for the candidates who are…
  • MP Vyapam ParaMedical & Asst Veterinary Medical Area Officer Recruitment 2015

    27 Mar 2015 | 6:45 pm
    MP Vyapam ParaMedical & Asst Veterinary Medical Area Officer Recruitment 2015 Notification for 1877 Posts was released officially. This very good news for the candidates who are looking for MPPEB Recruitment 2015. Interested candidates who meet the eligibility can apply for this MP Vyapam recruitment 2015. Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) has released the Combined Para-Medical Cadre and Asst. Veterinary Medical Area Officer Recruitment Test notification for 1877 vacancies in the official website In our website we have given direct link of MP…
  • KARHFW Recruitment 2015 for Group D Posts Online Application at

    27 Mar 2015 | 10:11 am
    KARHFW Recruitment 2015 Notification for 1582 Group D Posts was released officially. This very good news for the candidates who are looking for KARHFW Recruitment 2015. Interested candidates who meet the eligibility can apply for this karhfw group d staff recruitment 2015. Department of Health & Family Welfare, Bangalore, Karnataka has released the notification for 1582 group d vacancies in the official website In our website we have given direct link of karhfw recruitment online application. KARHFW Group D Recruitment 2015: Department of Health & Family Welfare,…
  • AP Rythu Runa Mafi 2nd Phase List Status Check at

    27 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    AP Rythu Runa Mafi List 2015 – Andhra Pradesh Crop Loan and Gold Loan phase 2 List available at Andhra Pradesh State Government has published the Loan Waiver selected and Rejected list on 27th March 2015. This is very good news for the farmers who taken Crop & Gold Loan. AP Rythu Runa Mafi 2nd Phase List 2015 Crop Loan and Gold Loan online Status: AP State Government has divide the Farmers Loan Waiver scheme in to three phases. In the Phase 1 priority given to the Crop loan Waiver and in the phase 2 priority given to the Re-scheduling it will be available…
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  • I Want To Change Career, So Why Am I Not Doing Anything About It?

    Natasha Stanley
    24 Mar 2015 | 1:58 am
    The last thing Chelsea wants is to spend her life wondering "what if?". She's motivated, she's switched on and she's made her decision: it's time for something new. So why isn't she making it happen? What’s your career history and current job? I’m a business intelligence manager for a major art auction house. I started out as an Art History major in college at home in the US. I then worked my way from gallery to gallery until I was put forward by my then manager for a job in an auction house in London. I loved the buzz and energy and the luxury of the environment, and…
  • From Number Crunching to Portfolio Career

    24 Mar 2015 | 12:59 am
    "I wanted to look back and say 'Yes, I lived'." Luke Darracott's 9–5 as an analyst just didn't cut it anymore. He needed to care about his work, and to follow all his passions rather than just picking one. Find out how his beloved Spain helped translate his ideal career mix into reality. What work were you doing previously? Before I started on this new path of mine, I was doing what a lot of young ex-pats were doing in Spain: teaching English as a foreign language. I quit my job to write a book, and then spent some months living at home in England working in an office in Maidenhead as…
  • What Are You All About? How Fish And Umbrellas Can Help You Find Work You Love

    Natasha Stanley
    17 Mar 2015 | 1:05 am
    Looking for that single, perfect career? You’re wasting your time. Natasha explains why trying to pin down 'the one' is a fool's game, and shares an unconventional way of looking at career change: one that takes the pressure off and gives you a whole lot more ideas to play with. If your perfect career were a fish, I’d bet you’d rather try to shoot it in a barrel than in the ocean.  Much like the ocean, the world of work is vast, ever-expanding and ever-changing.  So in this huge space, how in the world are you supposed to find the right fish to shoot?  As a…
  • From Copy Editor to Content Strategist

    17 Mar 2015 | 12:32 am
    Hannah Adcock felt like the oddball at the office party – frustrated that things could be done better, but powerless to change the status quo. A chance encounter with a book helped her see her new career direction clearly for the first time. Now, after a few twists and turns, she's ended up exactly where she wanted to be. Here's her story. What work were you doing previously? After graduating from university, I worked as a freelance journalist, copywriter and project manager for over ten years. What are you doing now? I'm now a technologically minded content strategist, who specialises in…
  • I'm Paralysed By Dreams That Feel Too Big. What Do I Do?

    Natasha Stanley
    10 Mar 2015 | 3:36 am
    Libbie's ready to leave her industry for something new. But everything she dreams of feels less like a career change and more like 'a total life transplant'. With such big dreams, is there any point even trying? And on a deeper level, is this so-called obstacle just a convenient disguise for being scared? What’s your career history and current job? I’m an independent tour publicist working in the music industry. I work with touring acts and artists to manage all the press and publicity around the tour, press conferences, photoshoots and interviews, autograph sessions, relationship…
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  • 5 Spring Driving Dangers to Avoid

    Hit The Road Jack
    27 Mar 2015 | 11:49 am
    When we think of hazardous roads, we normally think of winter road conditions from ice, snow, and sleet. But, a lot of times you actually have to look out for some dangerous conditions in spring months as well. As summer slowly approaches, there’s some things we need to be aware of when you’re going to be out there. Believe it or not, spring has already sprung. With the changing temperatures and recovering from a pretty brutal winter in most places, we have to pay attention to more hazards than usual. 5 Spring Driving Dangers to Avoid 1. Post-winter Potholes After roads in the…
  • A Driven Cause: St. Christopher Truckers Development & Relief Fund

    Hit The Road Jack
    16 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    According to  studies conducted by The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 88% of drivers had risk factors for chronic diseases like obesity (which nearly 70% of drivers surveyed were), diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. The trucker lifestyle attributes to higher risks of all these dangerous health concerns. However, in the past, there weren’t a lot of options for helping cover expenses for the drivers that hit them more than people in most other occupations. Frequently, truck drivers work long irregular hours, have unhealthy diets, lack time to exercise, and…
  • Truckers Against Trafficking: How Drivers Can Take Action

    Hit The Road Jack
    10 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    Last month, a trucker from Virginia noticed strange behavior happening in an RV at a Pilot gas station and immediately alerted the authorities. The heroic driver, Kevin Kimmel, knew as soon as his suspected something that it was only right to immediately to take action. “Saw what looked like a young girl looking out the window, the black drapes didn’t make it look like a families’ RV, you know,” Kimmel told a local TV station. “I saw a guy come up and knock on the door then go inside the Pilot — then quickly came back and knocked again, all of the sudden the thing was rocking and…
  • How to Buy a Used Commerical Truck like a Pro

    Hit The Road Jack
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:44 am
    Buying a commercial truck is a great transportation business venture to start or way to step up you existing owner-operating career. But… it’s essential to shop around before you just abruptly jump the gun and purchase any old truck. You need to consider safety, pricing, and features that suit your particular needs best. Commercial trucks definitely aren’t cheap, though. Many owner-operators opt into purchasing a used commercial truck in order to save money, but many find that per-owned rigs require a lot more maintenance than they expect. Where to Shop for a Commercial…
  • PA Wants to Fine Truckers Who Don’t Clean Snow From Trucks

    Hit The Road Jack
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:58 am
    You know when you’re driving down the highway and a big old pile of snow flies off one of the vehicles and hits your windshield? I’m sure we all have experienced the dangerous obstruction and downright annoyance caused by careless drivers who don’t take the time to clear their vehicle before hitting the road. As a truck driver though, it takes more than just a few minutes to clear all that snow and ice from your big rig and it’s really dangerous climbing up on that slippery log roof without a harness. Frankly, it can be a pretty big pain in the you-know-what. Although…
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  • Surviving Personality Test Can Help To Secure A Job!

    16 Mar 2015 | 9:49 am
    With more and more companies administering pre-employment personality tests, what is the answer to surviving them? Specialists say that as many as 39 percent of employers currently administer personality tests in the workplace today. Most are made up of 200 multiple choice questions. These are designed to determine your success and whether or not you are a fit for a position. According to Forbes “John Jones, president and chief psychologist for IPAT one of the primary tests used in these evaluations, recommends viewing the process as an extension of the interview. Research has found that…
  • The Ultimate Strategy For Getting Things Done By Top CEO’s

    4 Mar 2015 | 7:30 am
    An executive does not get to the top of a company without a lot of hard word, dedication, and headaches. They work long hours, manage many different aspects of business, and need to stay focused as long as possible to be able to effectively run the company. Employees need to understand the demands placed on those in command, and strive to be of service rather than a hindrance.   In an article on BBC, many top level executives share their secrets on how to accomplish all the daily demands and rigors of being the boss of a company. Jeff Immelt, the chief executive of General Electric has…
  • Six-Figure Jobs No Longer A Mystery

    25 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    Finding a good job is a job of its own, and finding a well-paying job can be difficult, no matter what type of degree you hold. No matter the kind of job, however, employers are always looking for those with drive, ambition, and a good work ethic. It’s up to you to convey that in your job application, cover letter, resume, and interview. Don’t let poor writing or interviewing skills keep you from obtaining a great job with benefits and a nice salary.   According to Forbes, there are many jobs available where the top 10% of professionals in the field make over $100,000 a…
  • Top 10 Computer Science Programs with the Best Return on Investment (ROI) In USA

    8 Jan 2015 | 3:23 am
    Computer science is one of the highest paying professions in the world. Student wants to maximize their earnings in the field of Computer Science but also should try to find computer science degrees with the best return on investment (ROI). The average pay for software developers is over $90,000 per year, and the average pay for computer and information research scientists is over $100,000 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Below is the list of universities student should opt out between to earn smarter. 1. California Institute of Technology: Pasadena, California…
  • Logistics – Organizing, Distributing, and Coordinating

    30 Dec 2014 | 1:53 am
    Logistics as a business concept evolved in the 1950s with the increasing complexity of supplying businesses with materials and shipping out products in an increasingly globalized supply chain. Those that work in logistics are always in demand. The work of a logistician begins with bringing in the supplies and raw materials necessary for a business or organization to operate. Inbound logistics are then used in conjunction with outbound logistics to distribute products or services where they are in demand. Every company needs someone to manage the when, where, and why of the business, and keep…
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  • 5 ways to take the pressure off

    3 Mar 2015 | 7:36 am
    Over the years I have got really good at managing my own expectations, and not setting myself up to fail, but it wasn’t always the case. I love getting things done. The sense of achievement that I get when I cross something off my to do list is akin to when someone goes to the gym for an hour. It’s my happy moment. I feel like I’ve really done something worthwhile and I’m a little bit closer to achieving my bigger goal. Although this is a great motivator it can also be a double edged sword as I was creating crazy to do lists that just weren’t achievable. Sure, if I didn’t have a…
  • The one thing you can NEVER get more of…

    24 Feb 2015 | 5:47 am
    We all know that if we really tried we could make more money. We all know that if we really wanted, we could all get fitter and slimmer, and we all know The one thing we can never get more of that we can all get healthier by making individual life style changes….that’s if we really wanted to. We also all know that unlike all of these things time is the only thing that we can’t replace. For example, I will never ever get these few moments back that it’s taking me to write this article. I will never ever ever get back this morning to do it over again, and I will never ever ever, no…
  • 3 ways to embrace your unique team

    17 Feb 2015 | 2:34 pm
    As I write this post it is half term and as any mum of more than one child will tell you, sometimes it’s near damn impossible to please everyone. This week my two eldest children are not at home. They’re off enjoying themselves elsewhere – so for the first time I am left with my 15 year old son, and my 7 year old daughter and the nagging thought in the back of my mind of ….”what on earth am I going to come up with that both of them are going to want to do?” Tricky at the best of times, but this week it’s a bit worse for 2 reasons: 1) I have taken the week off to hang out with…
  • 5 quick and easy ways to make you feel happy

    17 Feb 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Sometimes it’s easy to get bogged down with the day to day grind and forget to spend some valuable time nurturing yourself. So, here are 5 easy things that you can do every day to make you feel happier… 1. Get some fresh air Take a few moments each day to pop outside and get some fresh air. This is especially the case if you work in an office. It’s very easy to think of excuses why you shouldn’t. It’s cold; it’s raining; I have this piece of work that really needs to get done. Instead of thinking of excuses, simply grab a jacket and walk around the block for a couple of minutes.
  • What’s it really like to work here?

    10 Feb 2015 | 2:55 am
    Picture the scene, you’re coming to the end of an interview and you ask the applicant if they have any questions for you and here it comes… “What’s it really like to work here? What’s the culture like?” What do you say? Do you know the answer to that question? How do you describe a culture anyway?   I remember someone saying to me once that there’s cult in culture…it made me smile. It’s the reason that everyone is here. The banding together to get the job done and work towards a common goal; the feeling that you get when you walk into work; and the personalities of the…
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  • Rajasthan PTET B.Ed Entrance Exam 2015 Notification

    mamatha reddy
    28 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati University notification 2015 for PTET Examination has been issued for admission through Rajasthan Pre Teaching Entrance Test to provide admissions to Students in B.Ed. courses in various colleges of Rajasthan. Candidates interested in applying for B.Ed course can apply for the Pre Teaching Entrance Test through online before 18th April 2015. Starting date to apply for PTET is 26th March 2015. All the applicants will be having written examination on 17th May 2015 at several examination centers. Candidates who are seeking the admissions can apply and appear for the…
  • Meghalaya PSC Lecturer Recruitment 2015 – 69 Vacancies

    mamatha reddy
    28 Mar 2015 | 4:56 am
    Meghalaya Public Service Commission Recruitment Notification 2015 for 69 Teaching and Non-Teaching Vacancies has been advertised recently. Candidates with suitable education and profile can apply through online positively by last date, 24th April 2015. Starting date for sending the online applications is 24th March 2015.  Online application is available on Meghalaya PSC’s official website, for applicants those who are willing to apply.  Candidates must have suitable educational qualification Masters Degree/ Engineering/ Medical Degree/ Graduate Degree…
  • KARHFW 1582 Group D Recruitment 2015 Apply Online

    mamatha reddy
    28 Mar 2015 | 2:25 am
    Karnataka Health & Family Welfare Department – KARHFW Recruitment Notification 2015 has been released to recruit 1582 Eligible candidates for Group – D Vacancies. Karnataka Health & Family Welfare organization is advertising huge number of vacancies this time for min. qualified candidates. The pay scale also will be more and candidates desperately waiting to join Govt organizations as part to build their career can apply for KARHFW 1582 Group D Posts.  Interested and Eligible candidates can start applying for KARHFW  Group D vacancies from 1st April 2015 till 30th…
  • NIT Hamirpur Faculty Recruitment 2015 – 106 Vacancies

    mamatha reddy
    27 Mar 2015 | 6:05 am
    The National Institute of Technology – NIT Hamirpur Recruitment Notification 2015 has been announced for 106 Professor, Assistant Professor and Associate Professor Vacancies in various departments. NIT Hamirpur is inviting applications from skilled and interested candidates through offline mode on or before 5th May 2015 before 5 PM. Candidates who are willing to apply for NIT Professor / Assistant Professor Vacancies 2015 can refer to the official notification for complete details regarding eligibility criteria and other aspects.  The Vacancies announced were classified into SC…
  • TNPSC Medical Officer Recruitment 2015 – 83 Vacancies

    mamatha reddy
    27 Mar 2015 | 3:47 am
    Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission – TNPSC Recruitment Notification 2015 has released official notification for 83 Medical Officer Vacancies. Interested and eligible candidates can send the prescribed form of applications to the reach of TNPSC before 24th April 2015.  Candidates belongs to various categories of medical science Siddha , Ayurveda , Unani , Homoeopathy can apply for the vacancies. The announced vacancies were classified into these medical categories. Candidates must have Bachelors Degree in Medicine in relevant discipline. Age limit of the candidates must be in between…
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  • My World of Aerospace Engineering

    Trevor B.
    11 Mar 2015 | 3:08 am
    The post My World of Aerospace Engineering appeared first on Life of a Professional. There is a saying, “Variety is the spice of Life”. Well my young Jedi friends; if you possess that genetic inclination to carve a career that will keep you passionately involved whilst learning something new almost every single day, then consider this your pursuit. Of all the possible professions that apply a broad base of... Read More The post My World of Aerospace Engineering appeared first on Life of a Professional.
  • A Guilty Pleasure

    Abe Hendy
    7 Mar 2015 | 5:31 pm
    The post A Guilty Pleasure appeared first on Life of a Professional. I would like to make it clear right from the top of this post, I do not think of myself as an asshole or a selfish person. I usually go out of my way to make sure that people around me are well taken care of and that no one is left out. Whether you... Read More The post A Guilty Pleasure appeared first on Life of a Professional.
  • Why So Serious?

    Matthew G.
    3 Mar 2015 | 8:08 am
    The post Why So Serious? appeared first on Life of a Professional. What I mean by this famous quote from Heath Ledger’s interpretation of the Joker is that while in the work force, we always have to appear professional (mature, or serious). This is not to say that you cannot have fun at work or even joke around, but when dealing with co-workers and especially with clients we... Read More The post Why So Serious? appeared first on Life of a Professional.
  • Introduction to my world as a Financial Adviser

    Matthew G.
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:54 am
    The post Introduction to my world as a Financial Adviser appeared first on Life of a Professional. At one point or another, there is a  time in our lives where we have to ask ourselves “what do I want to do as a career?” and I will now briefly share the start of my journey. By the time my last year of high school had started; I was finalizing my applications to... Read More The post Introduction to my world as a Financial Adviser appeared first on Life of a Professional.
  • The QA Core

    Chris Tesling
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:10 am
    The post The QA Core appeared first on Life of a Professional. More often than not, when you tell someone you’re a tester for a game company, the automatic first response is, “well, that must be fun, you get to play games all day” and, while at some point in a product’s life cycle that is in fact true, it usually comes at a point where you... Read More The post The QA Core appeared first on Life of a Professional.
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    Carlos Portocarrero

  • Best Career Advice Sites

    Carlos Portocarrero
    26 Mar 2015 | 4:31 am
    Welcome to a compilation of the best career-advice sites in the world. If you see a good one that’s missing, let me know and I’ll see if it’s worthy. Curious about the methodology? Click here. Site Most Popular Post Shares Twitter Careers Top 10 Things Not to Say When You Quit Your Job 339 alisondoyle Alexandra Levit’s Water Cooler Wisdom Honing Your Entrepreneurial Skills: Reliability 108 alevit All Things Workplace Four Ways Leaders Can Impact Learning 155 steveroesler Amplify Talent Kill Your Unicorns 465 ThisIsLars AOL Jobs Strike the Right Pose and…
  • 3 Step Guide to Being Yourself and Nailing Your Next Job Interview

    Carlos Portocarrero
    28 Feb 2015 | 12:07 pm
    Have you ever gone on a job interview knowing you are a great fit, only to stumble awkwardly through question after question? Everything was going so well: You tailored your resume to hit all the key points in the job posting. You researched the company ahead of time and learned as much as you could about it. You even reached out to your network for some key insights about working there. So far so good. And now they want to bring you in for an interview. Great! But why does your whole body tense up at the thought of interviewing? Now that you are finally getting some interest, why are you so…
  • How Much are You Worth?

    Carlos Portocarrero
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:43 am
    Most of us think we know what we’re worth, and it’s usually something like 15% more than whatever it is we’re currently making. And that’s normal. We’re human beings and we always want more. We’re always anchoring our calculation of what we’re worth off of what we’re currently making. But most of us have no idea what we’re really worth. Here’s the smart way to figure out what you’re worth: get your hands on some cold, hard data. I’m going to lay out the steps that will help anyone get a solid idea of what their value truly is. I would recommend running through this…
  • You Never Know

    Carlos Portocarrero
    29 Dec 2014 | 9:30 pm
    I’ve been writing for the web since 2007. I started on my own site, The Writer’s Coin, which (at the time) was about personal finance, writing, and advertising. Eventually, I focused on writing about money, but at the time I was pretty intent on making it work as some rare, three-headed monster writing about money, writing, and advertising. And part of my routine in those early days was to publish three posts per day. I saw Trent from The Simple Dollar (the mecca of money blogs at the time) and figured that’s what I needed to do to get my traffic going in the right direction. So I did.
  • The Art of Eliminating Risk

    Carlos Portocarrero
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:44 am
    Have you ever had to ask for permission to do something you really wanted to do? Say you wanted to try working from home once a week. Or you wanted to make a lateral move within your company to dabble in a different kind of role. Or you want to rearrange the furniture in your place even though your significant other wants no part of it. It can literally be anything. If you’re like most people, you probably don’t even ask half the time because you’re afraid of getting turned down. Some brave souls do work up the nerve to but then don’t go about it as effectively as they could. Not as…
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    Careers in Government

  • Efficiency Initiatives in Local Government

    TL Cox
    15 Mar 2015 | 12:36 pm
    In a May 2012 Wall Street Journal article, Leslie Kwoh warned that the term “innovation” was at risk of becoming cliché. To support her observation, she provided a number of examples, the most astonishing of which was a 64% increase in the number of times the word innovation (or some form thereof) was used in ... Read More » The post Efficiency Initiatives in Local Government appeared first on Careers in Government.
  • A Purpose Filled Career

    Allen Ellison
    14 Mar 2015 | 3:31 pm
    People often call me up and ask me to help them find a job or to help them brainstorm on the best job for them. I ask this simple question, “Do you just want a job, or do you want a purpose filled career?” Often times, they will ask me to explain to them the ... Read More » The post A Purpose Filled Career appeared first on Careers in Government.
  • Hiring: Take Control

    Stacy Feiner
    14 Mar 2015 | 3:22 pm
    Hiring the wrong people costs too much. Here’s how to activate a recruiting process that will attract the right people to your talent bench? No business can afford a bad hire, or to retain employees who don’t perform because the cost of poor talent management processes is staggering: A bad hire can cost up to 10 ... Read More » The post Hiring: Take Control appeared first on Careers in Government.
  • Mindfulness: Understand Your Brain for Better Productivity

    Martha Duesterhoft
    14 Mar 2015 | 3:11 pm
    Have you read much lately on “Mindfulness”? Mindfulness has been around for a long time but often associated with meditation and quiet reflection time. Most people think of it as being “aware” of what is going on within and around you. A more tangible way to think about it is “being present in the moment”, ... Read More » The post Mindfulness: Understand Your Brain for Better Productivity appeared first on Careers in Government.
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    R.JOHNSON Legal Jobs

  • 5 Mistakes Applicants make During the Interview Process

    Kimberly MacMillan
    6 Mar 2015 | 11:00 am
    You’ve got all the required personality traits, job experience and skills, and your recruiter wants to arrange a meeting with you to discuss career possibilities. There’s only two things standing in between you and your dream job: nailing the interviews with both your recruiter and your potential employer. The interview process can seem scary at first, but it’s really not. It’s your time to shine and prove how you’re the best candidate for the job! On paper, you may be the best choice for the position; however, there are a few common mistakes that could cost you. Ace your next…
  • Legalife: Guess Who Won the R.JOHNSON Ariana Grande Tickets?

    Samantha Collier
    27 Jan 2015 | 8:25 am
    We are happy to announce the winner of the 2014 R.JOHNSON Legalife Newsletter contest! The Contest We asked our newsletter readers to tell us about their most bizarre and/or funny job interview scenarios. Due to the number of entries we’ve received, we think there might be a reality TV show in the works. Don’t worry, we won’t mention names! The Prize Two tickets to the always amazing Ariana Grande concert taking place in Vancouver on April 15, 2015 at Rogers Arena. There are still some amazing seats left in case you’re interested in attending. Click here for details. The Winner The…
  • Leverage Social Media During Your Job Search

    Samantha Collier
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:39 pm
    Employers are increasingly turning to social media to look you up when they receive your job application. The idea is to gain an insight into candidates that goes beyond what they present in their application and during an interview. Of course plenty of personal information is often displayed across these social media platforms, therefore it’s essential that jobseekers are aware of how to ensure their use of social networking sites helps rather than hinders their job search. The steps below are examples of how you can use social media effectively. Professionalism Yes, of course you are…
  • Don’t Leave Your Interview Up To Chance – 6 Tips for Success

    Samantha Collier
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:26 pm
    So you’ve gotten the phone call, and have finally scored a big interview. You really want to dazzle them, but not quite sure how to prepare? You want to “do your homework” but don’t know where to begin? You only get one shot, so here are some tips to guarantee you ace your interview… Preparation is key Research everything you can about the institution or firm: its specialty areas, the attorneys, and the specifics of the job that you are seeking. Next, conduct a more comprehensive online search of the firm. Read the annual reports, press releases, and any other relevant articles. A…
  • Body Language Can Speak Louder Than Words

    Samantha Collier
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Savvy job seekers know how important choosing the right words is when communicating with prospective employers. Your impressive résumé, brilliant responses and eloquent cover letter might make you a front-runner – but fail to make eye contact, fidget too much or forget to smile, and you just may blow the whole thing. Here are some interview body language mistakes that could cost you a job offer. Failure to make eye contact The eyes are often called ‘the windows of the soul’ as they can send many different non-verbal signals and reveal your thoughts and feelings. As you engage…
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