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  • 5 Job Search Tools You’re Not Using

    JobMob
    Jacob Share
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    What others already know, and you may be missing. This is a guest post by Bless Vaidian. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Technology has changed the way we do things. It gives us options and the digital tools to do things faster and better. At a recent party I discovered that surprisingly many people did not know about the five web sites listed below. 1) Indeed Indeed has become one of the top sites used and referred by career counselors for finding opportunities in the United States. Indeed CEO and co-founder Paul Forster stated in an…
  • Why LinkedIn InMail Spam Is Like Not Showering Before Your First Date

    The Recruiters Lounge
    Jessica Merrell
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
      As you may know, LinkedIn Recruiter recently announced changes to their service requiring that recruiters maintain a 14% response rate on their InMail messages or have their accounts suspended for 14 days. You can read about the changes by clicking here. How to Increase LinkedIn Recruiter InMail Response Rate One of the most effective […]
  • Avoid These Behaviors if You Are Smack Dab in the Midst of Job Search

    Executive Resume Writing Service » Our Blog
    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Searching for a job is wrought with misleading ideas. You may go years without conducting a job search, and then all of a sudden, you are smack dab in the middle of the job search desert, wondering which way to turn! Mirages create false hope, and you become weary in the search for […] The post Avoid These Behaviors if You Are Smack Dab in the Midst of Job Search appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • 3 Job Search Strategies If You Have Limited Time

    Classy Career Girl
    Anna Runyan
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    We all know that job searching can eat up a lot of time.  First, you have to find a job to apply to. Then, you have to complete those awful applications that make you include so much information that no one even cares about. I know firsthand that finding a career you love with a very busy schedule can work, you just have to use your time wisely and efficiently. Here’s 3 job search strategies to use if you are short on time: #1: Target Your Ideal Career Take out a piece of paper. Write down the name of 1-3 job titles that you would LOVE to have. Then, write down everyone you know that…
  • The Power of the Employee Referral [INFOGRAPHIC]

    The Recruiters Lounge
    Blake McCammon
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Inforgraphic Highlights You’ve heard it once and you’ll hear it again, the employee referral is key to high rentention. Over the past five years there has been nothing but hard […]
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    Penelope Trunk Careers

  • Personality type master class: Four-day webinar with Penelope

    Penelope Trunk
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    This webinar will show you how to leverage your strengths by understanding personality type. The course is 8pm EST from Mon. Oct. 13 – Thurs. Oct. 16. It includes four days of live video sessions, live chat and email-based course materials. If you purchase this course in the next week, the cost is $145. After that the price goes up to $195. Buy it now. The most popular webinar I’ve done is about personality type. I’ve taught thousands of people how to crack the code on personality type to get what they want in life. But you know what? The on-deamand webinar that…
  • You can’t get respect until you know what you want to be respected for.

    Penelope Trunk
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    I was talking to this woman who’s in her late 20s about how you have to know what you want to be respected for in order to feel respected. People can’t respect you if you don’t respect you. I can’t tell you her name. Let’s call her Imogene because it’s one of the most popular names of 2014 and I want this blog to feel fresh even though I’m writing about a topic that I have not been able to shut up about for five years. My investors respect me. But I’m pretty sure they respect me for my track record and not for what I’m doing now, which…
  • We need to talk more about Melinda Gates

    Penelope Trunk
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    I took my son to a Lady Gaga concert. I could tell you that. And I could tell you I take at least one kid on every business trip I have, and they are sick of it, so I tried to make Seattle fun by adding Lady Gaga. My son loved the spectacle. Even from nose-bleed seats. He loved dancing in the aisles. And even though he told me he didn’t want them, he finally admitted that he loved that I brought ear plugs, too. Should I tell you I went to Seattle and saw Lady Gaga with my son? Or do I tell you I went to Seattle because I’m using Infusionsoft on Quistic and it’s a mess…
  • Are you a cross-trainer or a dilettante?

    Penelope Trunk
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    I told Melissa that black and white photos look stupid on my blog. Did you know Melissa edits my photos? It started out that she lived with me, and she took all the photos. Her photos are gorgeous. When she moved out of my house I knew I couldn’t take pictures as well as she did, so I asked James Maher to take photos. He brought a gritty street photographer’s eye to the blog. James specializes in street photography. He cross-trains by taking pictures of me and my kids. He makes us look much more gritty and edgy than I feel. (Actually I feel gritty but not like art-project so much…
  • An alternative path to self-acceptance

    Penelope Trunk
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:51 pm
    This post takes place in Beverly Hills. I’m just going to tell you right now that I go there to get Botox. If anyone is surprised, I’ll be surprised. The path to self-acceptance is paved with injectables. Step 1: Try to change yourself. I was going to write a big post about how I’m confessing to getting Botox and then I thought better of it, that it would make me look too old. Then I thought maybe it’ll make me look rich. Because honestly, Botox is really expensive and it’s not just Botox but also fillers. I don’t even know what the brand is. I just go to the dermatologist and say…
 
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    On the Job by Anita Bruzzese

  • Get Better Results by Taking Handwritten Notes

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    The next time you go to a meeting, you might want to consider leaving your iPad behind and instead taking along a pad and pen.That’s because a new study shows what many of us have suspected for some time: That we’re better able to retain and understand information if we write it longhand instead of using a laptop or other device to take notes.In three studies by Pam A. Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer recently published in Psychological Science, it was found that students who took notes on laptops performed worse on conceptual questions than students who took…
  • How to Salvage a Bad Job Interview

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    There's no better feeling than coming out of a job interview and feeling like you nailed it. You and the interviewer clicked, everyone seemed very impressed with your resume and abilities, and there was plenty of positive body language.On the other hand, there is no worse feeling than knowing that you messed up -- that somewhere in the interview you really bombed and possibly blew your chances of getting a job you really want. You head home,deeply depressed, ready to beat your head against the nearest wall for being such a numbskull.But before you put that knot on your head, consider that you…
  • How to Use Mindfulness in Leadership

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Meditation – or mindfulness – is seen by some as the latest new-age fad where people sit around on the floor humming with incense burning nearby. It’s not often considered a top business practice at highly competitive companies.But some of the nation’s largest employers are embracing mindfulness as a way to ease the stress of a workday for employees, improve leadership and hopefully lead to happier and more productive workplaces.One of those employers is General Mills, one of the world’s largest food companies, which supports employees as they pursue mindfulness.Sandy…
  • How to Establish Trust in a Virtual Workplace

    13 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    Research shows that our conscious brains can handle about 40 bits of information a second. While that may sound like quite a bit, consider the fact that our unconscious minds can handle 11 million bits of information per second – and 10 million bits of that can be visual data.In a new book, “Power Cues,” author Nick Morgan explains this means, for example, that if you suddenly get a “powerful gut feeling that the person sitting across from you is concealing an important feeling or piece of news, that’s your unconscious mind at work.”He points out that studies show that…
  • Is "You're Overqualified" an Excuse?

    7 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    There is good news and bad news about the job market.First, the good news: Employers are hiring more people, and for better-paying positions.Now for the bad news: Some employers are still too short-sighted when it comes to hiring decisions.The Washington Post recently profiled a J. Jennifer Johnson, a 36-year veteran worker with tons of skills but no job offers.The reason? Employers have a “psychological bias” when it comes to employment gaps on a resume. For some illogical reason they believe that the worker must be incompetent if he or she has gone for more than six months without…
 
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    Marci Alboher, Working the New Economy Blog

  • Low-Carb Diets May Beat Low-Fat Options for Weight Loss, Heart Health

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    Photo by alancleaver/Flickr By Andrew M. Seaman A low-carbohydrate diet is better for losing weight and may also be better for lowering the risk of heart disease than a low-fat diet, according to a new study. While low-carb diets have outperformed other diets when it comes to weight loss, some researchers feared they might be worse for heart health because they tend to be high in fat. The new study shows that with proper nutritional counseling, people can lose more weight and lower their risk factors for heart disease on a low-carbohydrate diet, said the lead author, Dr. Lydia Bazzano of…
  • Study: Action-Packed TV Might Make You Snack More

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    Photo by gifhell.com By Lindsey Tanner CHICAGO (AP) — Could action-packed TV fare make you fat? That’s the implication of a new study that found people snacked more watching fast-paced television than viewing a more leisurely paced talk show. THE SKINNY: Cornell University researchers randomly assigned almost 100 undergraduates to watch one of three 20-minute sessions featuring: “The Island,” a 2005 sci-fi thriller starring Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGregor; that same movie but without the sound; or the “Charlie Rose” show, a public television interview program. The students…
  • Quickie Cardio: 4 New Ways to Do Jumping Jacks

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Maybe you haven’t done this move since high school gym class — but jumping jacks are no joke. In this fast workout, CosmoBody  expert trainer, Astrid McGuire will show you a twist on the jumping jack that will spike your heart rate,  tone your abs, legs, butt, and arms, and burn mega-fat.  No gym or equipment needed, so get started now! Get more video workouts at CosmoBody More From Cosmopolitan: 8 Ways You’re Using Your Fitness Tracker Wrong 10 Biggest Myths about Cellulite 5 Exercises To Improve Your Bedroom Flexibility 14 Foods That Are Healthier Than Kale 11 Ways to Instantly…
  • Beyond Wheatgrass: 5 More Health-Boosting Shots To Try

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Photo by Adam Voorhes By Merritt Watts The country’s toniest juice bars are serving up a new crop of miniature liquid cure-alls targeting everything from fatigue to dull skin. Whether the boosters are mere placebos or worth every dollar, science can’t say. In the meantime, try these and find out for yourself. THE SHOT: Sea buckthorn THE SPOT: Juice Generation  (New York City) One of the originals, it opened in 1999 and catered to actors and dancers on the Great White Way.
  • Can Burning A Candle Affect Your Health?

    1 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    If you’re a woman, we’ll go with definitely, since the National Candle Association reports that 90% of candle buyers are women, and 7 out of 10 households use candles. In 2009, researchers at South Carolina State University found that burning paraffin candles releases hazardous chemicals into the air. “I love soy wax,” says Kristi Head, founder of the California-based line Lite+Cycle. Vegetable Wax A sustainable and renewable resource, vegetable wax has obvious appeal for the eco-chic crowd.
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    Brazen Careerist

  • How to Give Quality Feedback When You’re a New Manager

    Anna Carroll
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    If you’ve been promoted recently, you’re probably determined to do things differently than other managers. You want to remember your roots as a worker bee forced to please the boss. You don’t want to micromanage or discourage people. So you may avoid giving constructive feedback until you have a few months under your belt as a manager. Wrong approach. Here’s what you need to do instead: 1. Assure people you’ll be giving frequent feedback People want more feedback than they’re getting. Everyone, especially young and hard-to-retain superstars, constantly say in employee engagement…
  • Networking in San Diego: 8 Groups for Broadening Your Professional Network

    Betty Vine
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    With over three million people living in San Diego County, it can be all too easy to feel lost in the urban hustle and bustle. One tried and true method to meet interesting people inside and outside of your professional niche — and give you a leg up in the job market — is networking. Regular networking events are offered by groups all over San Diego. Check out this list to see which one is right for you. (Click here to tweet this list.) 1. 6 Degrees 6 Degrees has something for everyone. If you consider yourself a social butterfly, their monthly happy hours (and bimonthly mixers,…
  • How to Talk Up Your Travel Experience in Your Next Job Interview

    Susan Shain
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    You’ve just returned from a big trip abroad. Maybe it was the post-graduation backpacking trip you always dreamed of, or maybe it was the career break you desperately needed. But now you’re back in the real world. And you need a job. You’ve lined up some interviews, but are terrified of the moment when they ask about this “gap in your resume.” Have no fear. Your travel experiences can certainly help your career — you just need to know how to spin them. There’s a big difference between saying, “Yeah, I had a great time partying my way through Europe,” and “I learned to…
  • Your Emails Suck. These 3 Rules Will Make Them Exponentially Better

    Sara Frandina
    29 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    We write a novel’s length of emails in a year, according to copywriting pro Alexandra Franzen. Now, that’s pretty subjective — like the difference between The Babysitters Club and Atlas Shrugged — but, you get the idea. You’re more likely to maintain a relationship by typing up an email and hitting send than by picking up the phone and flexing those vocal chords. And in most cases, that’s A-OK. But in the madness of non-stop emailing, have you lost your sense of value for the tool? Let’s bring it back, because every single email you send is a chance to improve your…
  • Email Tips: If You Want a Response, Never Start a Message Like This

    Susan Shain
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    The beginning of your email is a make-it or break-it moment. Make it, and you might get the recipient to continue reading — break it, and they’ll be clicking the delete button faster than you can say “sayonara” to your chance of connecting with them. And what’s the very first thing your recipient will read? Your greeting. There are a lot of less-than ideal ones out there, but a recent Business Insider article declared one the worst: “To whom it may concern.” Business Insider warns: “Though the greeting may seem innocuous, it comes off as impersonal and old fashioned…
 
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    CareerDiva

  • Happy Labor Day!!!

    CareerDiva
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:22 pm
    In this era of growing inequity, George Michael’s rendition of “Brother Can You Spare a Dime” hits home.
  • “Do What You Love” Myth

    CareerDiva
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:45 pm
    The Do What You Love catchphrase has reached new heights of popularity in recent years, but, thankfully, some folks out there are wondering if it is merely an unrealistic and sort of elitist idea. Slate’s Miya Tokumitsu provides a much needed skeptical take in a piece titled “In the Name of Love: Elites embrace the “do what you love” mantra. But it devalues work and hurts workers.” There’s little doubt that “do what you love” (DWYL) is now the unofficial work mantra for our time. The problem with DWYL, however, is that it leads not to salvation but to the devaluation of actual…
  • Waffle House pours “cold coffee” on worker luck

    CareerDiva
    11 Jun 2014 | 6:11 am
    This may be one of my favorite lines from a news story this year: This is Waffle House, where magic gets poured out like cold coffee. The reporter from the Charlotte Observer is referencing the waffle chains decision to deny a hard-working employee of a $1,000 tip a kind customer gave her. Apparently, big tips are refunded to patrons on a regular basis because the company doesn’t want to deal with any issues related to customers having tip remorse. It’s a bizarre policy, but what this displays clearly is that some employers just don’t get the financial struggles their…
  • NY Times Editor Flap Exposes Women & Pay Conundrum

    CareerDiva
    19 May 2014 | 8:49 pm
    The New York Times, one of the biggest newspapers in the world, is embroiled in a scandal involving its recently fired executive editor, Jill Abramson, who may have, or may have not, been paid less than her male predecessor. I say may or may not because the real story is murky. The publisher of the newspaper Arthur Sulzberger claimed in a memo that she actually made more: “In 2013, her last full year in the role, her total compensation package, was more than 10% higher than that of her predecessor…” He doesn’t talk about whether Abramson was hired at a lower rate when…
  • Sheryl Sandberg Is Bossy. So What?

    CareerDiva
    11 Mar 2014 | 6:38 am
    Something happened to Sheryl Sandberg that she says impacted her life. She was called a “bossy girl,” and she’s now on a rampage, a bossy one at that, to eradicate the world of the word bossy. But I think Sandberg may be missing one tiny thing. Being called bossy did indeed impact her life but I suspect it was for the better, not worse. She became a bossy and successful woman. And you know what, I’m bossy too. So what? I’d be proud if all young girls, including my daughter, would scream from the hilltops: “I’m bossy” Here’s the definition of bossy: bossy…
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    David Zinger - Employee Engagement Speaker

  • 12 Tips for Virtual Employee Engagement

    David Zinger
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    Don’t Be So Remote It was a pleasure to write this blog post for Fuze, an excellent platform for mobile work,  on 12 tips for virtual employee engagement. Here is one of my opening paragraphs and one of the 12 tips. I encourage you to go to the full article to learn more. I believe the key question for managers of remote workers and distributed teams are to ensure the team and workers feel a part of the organization and work rather than feeling apart from the organization. We want our virtual workers and teams to be a part of something greater while also playing their part in…
  • Employee Engagement 3 Word Theme for 2014/2015: Engage, Engage, Engage

    David Zinger
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:01 am
    History of the 3-word theme. I first read about the 3 word theme from Chris Brogan. I have been using a 3-word theme for my work for six years and will be entering year seven in 10 days. Previous themes included: In 2009 my theme was: authentic, connect, engage In 2010 my theme was: engage, mobilize, produce. In 2011 my theme was: engage, educate, enliven. In 2012 my theme was: stop, focus, and finish. In 2012/2013 my theme was: discern, invite, engage In 2013/2014 my theme was spark, grow, write Benefits of a 3 word theme. A three word theme is succinct, easy to remember and…
  • Excellent and Eclectic Guidance on Employee Engagement and Virtual Teams

    David Zinger
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    How to Successfully Manage Virtual Teams Nearly 40% of global knowledge workers are now considered “anywhere, anytime” workers and an increasing number of us work in different locations than our managers and teams. Managing people and teams you rarely see in person is a reality, yet very few of us are given tactics and tools to be successful. In conjunction with Fuze, I invited a panel of experts to discuss how managers can foster better employee engagement and performance among remote staff. No boring slides or sales pitches — just unscripted conversation and practical strategies you…
  • Employee Engagement Discernment

    David Zinger
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    Finding employee engagement discernment on the wheel of engagement. Last week the Halogen Talent Space Blog posted my piece on 6 ways to be more discerning with employee engagement. Three of the six ways were: Abandon the search for the ONE definition of employee engagement. Be skeptical without slipping into being cynical. Cease your benchmarking mentality; get off of the bench and into the game. To read more about these 3 ways and to learn about the other 3 ways visit the article:  The Wheel of Engagement: 6 Ways to be More Discerning about Employee Engagement in 2014. David Zinger is an…
  • Employee Engagement Roundtable Discussion for Mobile Managers

    David Zinger
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Join Us August 13 10AM PT Monday is the 180th birthday of John Venn, the originator of the Venn diagram. As a small tribute to his simple yet powerful diagram structure I have made a venn diagram for an upcoming free webinar/roundtable on employee engagement and mobile management that will be held next week. This is not your typical webinar with a bunch of slides and a sales pitch. This is a one hour dialogue, sponsored by Fuze and hosted on Fuze, to help virtual, remote, and mobile managers foster and enhance employee engagement. I am so excited to be joined in the dialogue with Wayne…
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    All Things Workplace

  • Beware of Feedback In Disguise

    Steve Roesler
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    Faux Feedback Disguised as 360 Assessment About 8 months ago I was asked to provide coaching for a middle manager. During the exploratory meeting, I asked his boss how he (the middle manager) responded to the performance feedback that led to the coaching solution. The boss responded in a very generic way and shuffled papers nervously. Then, he said it: "I guess I should sit down with him again. But I think using some kind of 360 feedback tool would really be helpful." Three weeks ago...yep, it happened again. Along with the "360 might be helpful..." These are three different companies in…
  • On The Air: Crack the Leadership Code

    Steve Roesler
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    Enjoyed good interview by Dr Michelle Pizer; had a chance to discuss leadership and its available today on Crack the Leadership Code. Register FREE! @steveroesler ow.ly/zpyXu
  • Crack the Leadership Code: Lead with Confidence, Inspire Performance and Make a Difference

    Steve Roesler
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    Hosted by Dr. Michelle Pizer The 21-day event has just begun--and it is FREE! Click to reserve your seat! <www.cracktheleadershipcode.com> We hear all the time about the suffering of employees, but what about the silent suffering of leaders? The truth is, leadership can be lonely and we need a place to reflect and learn. Thats why Im speaking at Dr. Michelle Pizers special summit, along with 20 other leadership experts. Dr. Michelle Pizer is an executive coach and organizational psychologist bringing credibility and compelling strategies to the idea that great leaders arent born -…
  • Nobody Follows A Tentative Person

    Steve Roesler
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:52 am
    I was standing at the meat counter at the local market and watched a leadership principle unfold before me: Nobody Follows a Tentative Person. Normally, they have little slips of paper with numbers that make the process run smoothly: take your number and wait for it to be called. But they ran out of numbers. Which meant we had to figure out for ourselves who was next. The nice part: people were concerned about not "butting" ahead. The bad part: as a result, when the butcher yelled, "Next", there was a lot of shuffling, faux self-deprecation, and confusion. No meat was moving out of the…
  • Self-Awareness Matters

    Steve Roesler
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:50 am
    Organizations gain a lot more from leaders who take responsibility for what they know they don't know than from leaders who pretend to know everything. What recently occurred to me in an "aha" moment is this: self-awareness is one of the most valuable leadership competencies, yet it is one of the least discussed. In an effort to appear task-focused and "business-like," organizational feedback often gravitates toward hard skills and competencies that are more easily measurable.  Have You Thought About This? People who don't know their strengths and weaknesses actually tend to overestimate…
 
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • Selecting Projects Wisely

    Steve Pavlina
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Sometimes people dive into new projects because they really want to make some money or to “get something going.” They put pressure on themselves to start a project mainly for the sake of trying to create some forward momentum. While forward momentum can be a beautiful thing, I would actually recommend against this approach. Usually when I see people try to motivate themselves like this, their projects fizzle out within a matter of months, if they can complete them at all. A couple years later, they have little or nothing to show for their efforts. The “I’ve gotta get…
  • Last Call to Sign Up for CLW

    Steve Pavlina
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    The Conscious Life Workshop kicks off in one week in Las Vegas (Aug 22-24, 2014). We’ve had 119 registrations so far, which makes this the biggest 3-day workshop we’ve ever done. We sold out the original meeting room we booked, upgraded to a significantly larger room, and now that room is nearly sold out too. We still have a little room left, so we’ll continue taking registrations for as long as we can. Emails About a day after people sign up for the workshop, they receive an autoresponder with the following message, inviting them to share more details about their…
  • What You Need to Say Yes to CLW

    Steve Pavlina
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Here’s a detailed update about the upcoming Conscious Life Workshop, which kicks off in two weeks in Las Vegas. I’ve also sprinkled in some cool personal growth ideas to share, so this is actually a combination of promoting the workshop and a new article. We now have 104 people 115 people (updated 8/12) signed up for CLW, which is absolutely terrific. That makes it the biggest 3-day workshop I’ve ever done. This will bring an amazing amount of transformational energy into the room. The main purpose of this workshop is to help you bring into balance 3 core parts of…
  • New Genius Code Mindfest – Listen for Free

    Steve Pavlina
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Just a note that the free Genius Code Mindfest is running this week. It’s hosted by Learning Strategies and Paul Scheele. You can tune into it and listen right away since the Mindfest has already started. This Mindfest focuses on tapping the power of your subconscious mind to solve problems and generate fresh ideas. Skim through the sign-up page and see if the topic appeals to you. As usual the whole Mindfest is free. Learning Strategies has discovered that many people will purchase copies of their courses after listening for free online, so these Mindfests are a nice win-win…
  • Conscious Life Workshop at 92 Registrations

    Steve Pavlina
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    We’re at 92 registrations so far for the upcoming Conscious Life Workshop, so this one will have a great turnout! Since we still have a month to go (CLW is August 22-24, 2014), it’s fair to say that we’ll have well beyond 100 people at the event. I recognize many of the names of the people who’ve signed up, so this will also be a nice reunion for people who’ve attended past workshops. You’ll definitely see some familiar faces there. I’d encourage you to stay in Las Vegas for an extra day or two after the workshop since with this many people going,…
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    Career Upshift

  • Getting Fired: Tiger Woods’ Coach Teaches Us How to Respond to Losing the Job

    Paul Freiberger
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Getting fired happens to the best of us. This week Sean Foley, one of the world’s most accomplished golf swing coaches lost his job. Tiger Woods sent him on his way. Foley’s response to the disappointing news was ideal and we can all learn a lot from the way he handled the situation. Foley was gracious, praising Tiger and expressing complete understanding for the situation. “My time spent with Tiger is one of the highlights of my career so far, and I am appreciative of the many experiences we shared together,” Foley said. “It was a lifelong ambition of mine to teach the…
  • What if Seinfeld had been a show about job search?

    Paul Freiberger
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Here’s a hypothetical plot. The Upstart Kramer wouldn’t make much headway in a buttoned-down corporate workplace, but he’s gotten word of a startup, a freewheeling place with plans to disrupt some existing field. Kramer knows this isn’t a traditional firm and that the rules are quite relaxed. Taking his cue from this, he arrives for his interview barefoot and dressed in sweatpants and a t-shirt with a subtle hammer-and-sickle design. Go here for other Seinfeld Job Search stories, for fun and tips, too.
  • Tips for the Best Sales Resume

    Paul Freiberger
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:56 am
    Sales and marketing professionals may be able to sell ice to an eskimo, but sometimes they forget the importance of selling themselves with carefully developed and optimized resumes and LinkedIn profiles.  It seems easier to sell a product than to sell ourselves.  Some of the keys to developing a resume that will sell your potential include leveraging the achievements over the span of your career. You are trying to develop your brand, just the way you optimize a company’s brand.  Here’s a summary of some essentials: - Show off your value by quantifying results, rather than…
  • The Happy Ending Job Interview Tip

    Paul Freiberger
    1 Jun 2014 | 9:21 am
    Answers to situational questions during job interviews do not have to be divorced from reality. In fact, some of the best use actual events. Start by addressing the hypothetical situation, but shift gears if you can think of a true story that parallels the fictional one. For example, if you are asked how you would handle a difficult colleague, do not hesitate to tell a true story of an actual difficult colleague and the steps you took to manage the situation effectively. Stories from real life make better examples than what-ifs. In this context, of course, the only stories you should tell are…
  • Launch the job search by asking the right questions

    Paul Freiberger
    31 May 2014 | 2:35 pm
    New college grad in the family?  Suggest to your child that a good place to begin thinking about a career and a job search is with the nature of your own unique self. Look within. There are a multitude of questions worth asking: • What matters to you? • What are your career goals? • Where would you like to be in five years? In 10? In 20? • What do you want to contribute? • What do you see as your place in the world? • What aspects of your life are most important? • What values do you hold most dear? • How do you like to spend your time? • What are your hobbies and…
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    CollegeRecruiter.com

  • You Can Groom Yourself for Management

    William Frierson
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:48 pm
    Going from the rank-and-file of regular employment on to a management position is an exciting prospect, and doing so opens up major opportunities in terms of salary and your future career. If the company you work for isn’t ready to groom you for management, why not take the initiative yourself? Here are some steps to […]
  • 4 Ways to Be An Attractive Hire

    William Frierson
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:42 pm
    No one needs to tell you that the current job market is ultra-competitive. Executives are finding themselves unemployed or underemployed, while new graduates are having a tough time just getting noticed. Here are four ways to get a hiring manager’s attention, from writing your résumé to signing your offer letter. Craft a Stand-Out Resume Your […]
  • Tough in Your Search for Entry Level Jobs? Words to Inspire You for Success

    William Frierson
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Job Search can be stressful and take much longer that you expect. It’s not easy to go through the pressure at times. Success comes to those who keep going, positively, enthusiastically and with a plan. Here are some inspiring sayings that might motivate you or help carry on when the going gets tough: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Don’t Quit When things
  • College Graduates, Interested in Writing Jobs? 10 Reasons You May Want to be a Freelance Academic Writer

    William Frierson
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:44 am
    The job market now offers a vast diversity of online and offline job opportunities. It’s often easy to get lost in the abundance of attractive offerings available. However, when you know your true passions and aspirations, it’s getting much easier to pick up the job you are cut out for. If you have an
  • Recent College Graduates, Don’t Know What You’re Good at to Find the Jobs You Want? Here’s How to Get Started

    William Frierson
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    There are many reasons you may struggle with being taking credit for what you do really, really well. Maybe you were taught it isn’t polite to brag when you were a kid. Perhaps it is because most feedback related to performance is based on corrective action; improving what you can work
 
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    Execupundit.com

  • Couldn't Happen Here

    2 Sep 2014 | 5:52 pm
    It couldn't happen here because it's never happened here and you shouldn't be a naysayer and those scare stories have always been wrong and even if something like that happened it wouldn't be as bad as people say and you're crazy to even think it could happen and everyone who knows anything will tell you not to worry and that they know it is unthinkable and it is unthinkable because it couldn't happen here.
  • Miscellaneous and Fast

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Ursula LeGuinn's classic short story: "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas."Mark Steyn on multiculturalism and the Rotherham scandal.Instapundit: More info on the low carb diet.France 24: French business hopes for a "new Thatcher."The New Republic: What your choice of cafe says about you.
  • Cloudy Security

    2 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    FutureLawyer has some sound advice on storing sensitive items in the Cloud.I believe it boils down to "Don"t."
  • "Dissatisfied, Demoralized, and Depressed"

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:34 am
    The Wall Street Journal Law Blog on fear-based instruction and law school. [In my experience, most of law school was fear-based.]
  • News You Can Use

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    At Slate: If every state had an official dessert. Which ones seem most tempting?[HT: Althouse]
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    The HR Capitalist

  • Auburn Football and HR: Why We Write New Handbook Policies To Police Morons...

    Kris Dunn
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:40 am
    Hope you had a great holiday weekend.  Back to the grind, people. What did I learn over Labor Day?  I'm glad you asked.  I learned that in every work environment, there's always one guy or gal - the person who pushes the limits of what's acceptable in the workplace in a classic "Look at me - I'm awesome" moment. Sure it's harmless.  But people around that person roll their eyes when the person trys to grab a little spotlight. College Football opened up this last weekend.  I went down to the Plains and took in the Auburn season opener.  Then this…
  • VIDEO: How to Hire a Great Recruiter...

    Kris Dunn
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:16 am
    Capitalist Note – We're doing a new series over at Fistful of Talent called the Recruiter Recharge, created in conjunction with the uber-pro recruiting team at Newton Software. Each month, we do a featured post, a podcast and a short video around a topic that matters to the recruiting community. This month, we’ve been talking about the best way to hire great recruiters. Wrapping up this month at the Recruiter Recharge Series, Kris Dunn chats via video with Chris Brown, Global Director of Talent Acquisition at LANDESK Software.  CB’s a former professional soccer player, so you…
  • TASE ME FOR ART: More On Sheeple In Your Organization....

    Kris Dunn
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:06 am
    Sheeple (rhymes with and used as a replacement for "people") - People unable to think for themselves. Followers. Lemmings. Those with no cognitive abilities of their own. We've talked about Sheeple here before.  You know them well.  Something bad happens in your organization and there's a collective panic, mainly because Sheeple run in packs, love to think the sky is falling and have an inability to think for themselves. You? You're just a PR hack with an HR title when it comes down to it.  You spin.  You must spin to control the mental flow of Sheeple.
  • Does a Full Email or Voice Mail Inbox = Low Engagement?

    Kris Dunn
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    You've dealt with it too many times to count. You want to leave an email or a voice mail for someone, and your wish is denied.  Their inbox is full. And you start judging them. "get your #### together" "that is one of busiest people on earth" "organizational skills?  Probably not" "they've reorged to the point where this is happening at this company" "he has ceased...caring" If you notice those hypothetical reactions you could have to a full email or voice mail inbox, you'll notice they are part accusation and part empathy.  …
  • Managers As Coaches: The Key Is Confrontation....

    Kris Dunn
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    Spent a good part of last week talking coaching skills to a group of managers in Texas.  How do you coach?  Why should you coach?  Why do so many managers not actively coach their people? Then I see this from Tim Sackett, which I think is pretty good: "When you tell me I should ‘act’ more like a coach, and less like a manager, I get very confused.  Let me give you a little insight to how most coaches behave: - Our intent is to get our players to be a more aggressive version of themselves for a short period of time to help us win a game. - I’ll publicly extol the virtues of…
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    Evil HR Lady

  • The virtues of a part-time job

    Evil HR Lady
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:47 am
    When you ask married mothers what their ideal work situation is, 47 percent say they want to work part-time, according to the Pew Research Center. But working part-time — whether you’re married, single and everything in between — can end up being well short of ideal if you get the wrong job. Companies that hire scores of part-time workers treat those people as if their entire lives belong to the company: no set schedule, no guaranteed number of hours, and even demanding that people be perpetually on “call.” (The New York Times recently brought the ugly reality…
  • 5 Good Reasons You Don’t Understand Your Employees

    Evil HR Lady
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:46 am
    Every year, Beloit College publishes “The Mindset List.” This is designed to remind professors that the life experiences of the incoming class are far different from the professors’ life experiences. It’s also a good reminder for employers. The new grads will see things differently than the experienced workers will. It’s not just because of lack of experience, but rather different experience. This year’s entering Freshmen class has the following things influencing their mindset: When they see wire-rimmed glasses, they think Harry Potter, not John Lennon.
  • Your Managers Are Preventing Employee Happiness

    Evil HR Lady
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:45 am
    It’s not just about big paychecks and exciting projects. It’s about flexibility. All employees say they want it, but many bosses can’t handle the implementation. A recent study published in the American Sociological Review clearly showed that, in a white collar environment, allowing workers some control over their own schedules, including being able to work from home, had a positive effect on employees’ work-family balancewithout sacrificing productivity. In fact, the main sacrifices were low-impact meetings. In other words, when people had the flexibility to…
  • Bad Boss of the Week: The One Thing You Should Never Tell Candidates in a Job Interview

    Evil HR Lady
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    You’ll do whatever it takes to get talent on board, so what do you do when your dream candidate asks for details about how you plan to approach some challenge? One job candidate asked and the answer was, “We’re a startup and we’ll figure it out as we go along.” This may well be your plan, but it makes you a bad boss. Unfortunately, this candidate didn’t recognize that for the red flag that it was, and took the job. In retrospect, he says, he should have stayed far, far away from a company that didn’t take the time to make up a plan. Things were…
  • Best way to boomerang back to an old job

    Evil HR Lady
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:06 am
    What do LeBron James and Steve Jobs have in common? They both returned to companies they had worked for previously. (And yes, a sports team is a company and it is job.) Steve Jobs did so with great success. How LeBron James does remains to be seen. Many of us have jobs that we left for one reason or another. We found a new opportunity, went back to school or just plain got fed up with working there. Yet, years later, we want to return to the old company. Doing this isn’t as straight forward as applying to a totally new company, but there can be some advantages to returning where…
 
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    CAREERBRIGHT

  • Inspiration During your Job Search

    Shweta Khare
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Job Search can be stressful and take much longer that you expect. It’s not easy to go through the pressure at times. Success comes to those who keep going, positively, enthusiastically and with a plan. Here are some inspiring sayings that might motivate you or help carry on when the going gets tough: Don’t Quit When things go wrong as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low and the debts are high And you want to smile, but you have to sigh. When care is pressing you down a bit - Rest, if you must, but don’t quit. Life…
  • Career as a Freelance Academic Writer- 10 Reasons to Become One

    Shweta Khare
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    The job market now offers a vast diversity of online and offline job opportunities. It’s often easy to get lost in the abundance of attractive offerings available. However, when you know your true passions and aspirations, it’s getting much easier to pick up the job you are cut out for. If you have an inclination to work flex hours, have a command on language and a flair to write combined with a  passion to research, there’s a rewarding career that might just help you in finding the appropriate satisfying work you have been looking for. Career as a freelance academic writer. In…
  • Ready to Launch a Career at Sea? Here are 5 reasons that will set you sailing

    Shweta Khare
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Careers at sea can initially seem a scary but can be an exciting option whether you’re just out of school, or are ready to take on the challenge of a career change. It’s a huge lifestyle change, but for many people, the rewards far outweigh the sacrifices. The sacrifices may be – not seeing your family for many weeks together or working long hours. There are challenges but that’s what makes life more interesting and a work-life full of variety. So, what makes people want to wave goodbye to solid ground and set sail into the ocean?   Great wages Your wage will be quite…
  • Advantages of Flexible Work Schedules

    Shweta Khare
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:38 pm
    In the business world today, it is no longer necessary to punch the clock in the office or follow the 9-5 principle to be successful and productive. Flexible scheduling is one of the most important employee benefits. Not only employees want it there are quite a few who are negotiating flexible working before accepting the job offer. Flexible working is the freedom juice that boosts job satisfaction. Pf all the obstacles you can think of, connectivity and collaboration issues within teams and individuals do not present any  hurdles in our tech friendly world. High speed internet connection,…
  • 7 Ideas to Rejuvenate your Business

    Shweta Khare
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    Does your small business need a little something extra? If you have been turning over the same stable profits year after year, but aren’t growing as a business then something is wrong. Success is not about having a stable, solid company. Success is about always striving to improve and grow your company whenever you can do so. If you feel as though your company has hit a wall and that it is no longer improving then, you need to take action. There are plenty of ways that you can move your business in a new direction and find new ways of expanding. Many business owners settle for below par…
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    Michael Lee Stallard

  • Connect With Your Direct Reports By Helping Them Find Mentors

    Michael Lee Stallard
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
                  #48 Arrange for Peer Mentoring – A great way leaders can serve their direct reports is by making peer mentors available for those who want to improve in a specific area of competence or character. Select a mentor who is strong in the given area, and make the introduction. The mentor does not necessarily have to be someone at a higher level in the company, but should be someone knowledgeable about the area and willing to help others grow. This is the forty-eighth post in our series entitled “100 Ways to Connect.” The series highlights…
  • Cut the Strings: Provide Autonomy in Execution

    Michael Lee Stallard
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:29 pm
    #47 Provide Autonomy in Execution –Monitor progress and be available to help your direct reports but refrain from “micro managing” unless they ask for specific help. This meets the human need for autonomy that allows people to experience personal growth. This is the forty-seventh 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 relationships at home and in the…
  • What CEOs Can Learn from Alcoholics Anonymous

    Michael Lee Stallard
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    By Michael Lee Stallard and Colton Perry As seen on Fox Business. Change is hard.  It requires energy and effort. Some people relish change; most resist, consciously or unconsciously.  For them change is uncomfortable at best, painful at worst.  CEOs who want to effect major change have their work cut out for them. It might not be an obvious place to look, but CEOs can learn about successfully implementing change from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Beating addiction is no easy feat. Seventy percent of addicts relapse within one year.  Since its founding in 1935, AA has helped many alcoholics…
  • Connect by Holding Individual Knowledge Flow Sessions

    Michael Lee Stallard
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:03 pm
    #46 Hold Individual Knowledge Flow Sessions – Begin by making a list of the people you must interact with in order to perform your work well. Similar to Group Knowledge Flow Sessions, in meeting with individuals, share your Vision for what relevant actions need to be taken in your work with them, who you see as responsible for each action, and when it needs to be completed; ask them to tell you “what’s right, what’s wrong and what’s missing” from your thinking; and consider their ideas and opinions to learn from them and show you value them. This is the forty-sixth post in our…
  • Seek Ideas and Opinions in Group Knowledge Flow Sessions

    Michael Lee Stallard
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    #45 Seek Ideas and Opinions in Group Knowledge Flow Sessions – When leading Knowledge Flow Sessions, share with participants that “I don’t have a monopoly on good ideas and we will be our best only when we all share our opinions and ideas.” Encourage dialogue by asking participants to tell you “what’s right, what’s wrong and what’s missing” from your thinking. Everyone’s opinions and ideas should be considered so ask people who are quiet to share what they think.  Listen and consider the ideas put forth.  Implement good ideas and give credit where it’s due.  This…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • Indian HR is ready for the Tech Revolution - thoughts from #TechHR14

    Gautam Ghosh
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Around 10 days ago I attended India's first ever Tech HR conference organized by People Matters in Gurgaon. I was privileged to be invited to speak at the unconference track in the event and host a Google Hangout with analysts Alan Lepofsky and Holger Mueller. It was also an opportunity to listen to industry leaders like Abhijit Bhaduri, Frank Ricciardi, Debjani Ghosh, Anand Pillai and Sameer Patel. I was also looking to catch up with innovative learning professionals and friends Kavi Arasu and Sunder Ramachandran.Here's my takeaway:HR Technology is simplifying. The large players are moving…
  • Panel on Social HR at @SMWMumbai on 23rd Sept #SMWMumbai

    Gautam Ghosh
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    So I'll be speaking on a panel discussion on "Social HR" at Social Media Week Mumbai 2014.My fellow panelists would be:Heather Saville Gupta - Chief Talent Officer, 120 Media Collective (Moderator for the panel) Madhur Ramani - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Stratum Consulting Ranjit Nair- Founder and CEO, Germin8 Suveer Bajaj - Co-Founder and Director, FoxyMoronDo check out the other panels and talks here, and the list of speakers here. If you are in Mumbai do try to join us!If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on…
  • Hangout with @alanlepo and @holgermu on "Emerging Trends in HR Tech & the Future of Work"

    Gautam Ghosh
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    During the recent TechHR Conference organized by People Matters I had the pleasure of interviewing Constellation Research's analysts Alan Lepofsky and Holger MuellerHere's the Google Hangout video of the conversation with Alan and HolgerIf you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Attend the #TechHR14 expo and Unconference for free on 22nd Aug at Gurgaon

    Gautam Ghosh
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:25 am
    Am so excited that the People Matters' team is organizing India's first conference focused on HR technology called The Tech HR Conference on 22nd August at The Leela Gurgaon.If you're in the Delhi/NCR area and can't pay for the conference don't fret! You can still attend the Expo and the Unconference for free! Details hereI would be doing some stuff in the unconference :) For one I would be moderating a Google Hangout with Constellation Research Group's Alan Lepofsky and Holger Mueller and we are going to discuss about the Global emerging trends in the area of HR Technology and how future of…
  • Apps to get the best Twitter experience

    Gautam Ghosh
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Getting to understand Twitter and using it well is not easy, since it is not a "social/professional networking site" but rather an "information stream". Here are some of the tools that I use along with Twitter to have a great Twitter experience.1. TweetdeckTweetdeck was one of the third party clients which got acquired by Twitter. And it is the primary interface by which I use Twitter on the desktop. As you can see it makes your different streams visible on the same screen and you can add various columns to make twitter work most usefully for you. Tweetdeck also helps you post from multiple…
 
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    Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

  • 10 Words to Never Use for Your Personal Brand

    Heather R. Huhman
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Everyone has a unique personal brand. When it comes to defining your personal brand, it’s important to be very careful in what you say when describing yourself. Words are incredibly powerful and can be interpreted in a number of different ways when misused. To protect your reputation and your brand, it’s absolutely necessary you avoid using words that can hurt your credibility. As you think about your personal brand, here are 10 words you should never use when defining your personal brand: 1. “Queen, king, guru, social butterfly, or ninja” When you call yourself a “social media…
  • Choose Your Boss Not Your Job

    Ceren Cubukcu
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    When you go to a job interview, you get the chance to meet with the people you will potentially be working with and have an idea of the culture of the company. Therefore, it is very important to work with coworkers that you can connect with since you will be spending time with them at least 40 hours a week in the same building. Many job seekers think that the boss chooses them when they go to an interview but don’t forget that you can choose as well. If you choose your boss wisely, you can progress in your career much faster and unlock your potential. Below you can find some tips which will…
  • How To Value Yourself So Others Will, Too

    Nance Rosen
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Twice each year, I give a personal branding boot camp on campus at UCLA. The single hardest part of camp will be helping each participant appreciate themselves. Appreciating yourself is a weird concept for most people. We are used to talking about our strengths and weaknesses. We are comfortable talking about our hard and soft skills. Yet that simple sense of internal value is fundamental to setting up a sturdy foundation for a personal brand. Irrespective of what you can do. The most valuable part of you is simply who you are. When it comes to that personal intelligence, most people have a…
  • Personal Branding Weekly – It’s No Picnic

    Maria Elena Duron
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    For our readers in the U.S. and Canada, Happy Labor/Labour Day! For many small business owners, it’s time to get back to business. The summertime can be overwhelming.  Juggling kid’s, activities and family reunions/vacations and still be accessible to clients, can take its toll on even the most driven entrepreneurs. Let’s get back to business! Write down what your value proposition is and the problem people avoid by working with you. What are you doing to grow your list of people that you’re connected with? What conferences, workshops, or gatherings do you want to attend? Where do…
  • Learning from Successes Trumps Learning from Failure Every Time

    Skip Weisman
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Long-term success is contingent on continual improvement. There are manifold continuous improvement strategies from the Japanese Kaizen to Six Sigma to personal self-reflection and meditation. Most improvement strategies rely on identifying mistakes and taking action to ensure those mistakes are corrected and not repeated. Some of the most successful people espouse the “fail fast, fail often” success achievement approach. This makes a lot of sense in the context of learning what doesn’t work, then making adjustments to find more effective ways to improve and get better…
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    Information Technology Dark Side

  • This guy hated the crazy view logic all over his rails app. You won’t believe the simple trick he used to fix it!

    David Christiansen
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    Sorry, I couldn’t help it. This style of headline is all over the place. It’s tacky, so this is me mocking it a little bit. Yesterday I blogged about a distinction regarding DRY and posited an example of view code that is better with repetitive code than DRY code. I won’t rehash that, so here’s a link. In the end of the post I mention that I want to be able to create views that are named like this: - menu.html.haml (default) - menu.bsa_troop.html.haml (alternate view for Boy Scout of America Troops) - menu.sa_group.html.haml (alternate view for Scouts Australia Groups)…
  • Functionally repetitive code is best served DRY. Coincidentally repetitive code is best served simple.

    David Christiansen
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    I’m starting to realize there is a difference between code that is functionally repetitive and code that is coincidentally repetitive. Here’s an example of some functionally repetitive code: class Admin::CoursesController < Admin::AdminController def index @courses = Course.all end def show @course = Course.find(params[:id]) end def engagement @course = Course.find(params[:id]) end def new @course = Course.new end ... end Functionally repetitive code is repetitive because of the functional nature of the activity being coded – for instance, finding a resource on a controller…
  • Coding without Caffeine

    David Christiansen
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    Best Sleep EVER I woke up this morning at 6:00 am feeling totally awesome. I slept like a log last night, better than I’ve slept anytime in the last six months. Shannon tells me kids came in and out of the room, talking, even snuggling, and I didn’t even roll over. It was a deep, dreamless sleep and I feel freaking great right now. I quit caffeine 2 1/2 days ago. Wait, why!?!? I know right? Caffeine is a huge part of the world’s culture, especially coffee, especially in the morning. Quitting caffeine is a very counter-culture thing to do, but that’s not why I did it. I…
  • Interns at TroopTrack

    David Christiansen
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Hiring IFL (Intern for Live) Until recently, we really struggled to provide consistent customer service. Sometimes we were awesome – customers would put in a ticket on a weekend in the wee hours and would get a response right away. Other times… not so great. It was hard to provide consistent customers service when it was just Shannon and I and TroopTrack was growing so rapidly that it was clear we couldn’t do it ourselves. Things got worse when Shannon had to take a leave of absence for a family crisis. We soon found ourselves staring at more than a thousand open help desk…
  • The Bootstrapping Thing I Suck Most At

    David Christiansen
    13 Jun 2014 | 8:37 am
    Benjamin Franklin said So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for anything one has a mind to do I’m not being a reasonable creature, and it’s darned inconvenient Last night I stayed up playing Civ 5 until 2:00 am. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I should have because I felt guilty that I wasn’t working on my bootstrapped business. Playing is healthy and we need to do it. I shouldn’t feel guilty about it. I know this is true in a academic sort of way, but I can’t seem to integrate that into my…
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    Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch

  • Attracting Opportunity to You… from the Career Opportunities Podcast

    Douglas E. Welch
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:35 am
    Attracting Opportunity to You The most powerful actions you can take in your life and career are those that attract opportunity to you. While we can all go seeking opportunity, helping opportunities to find you is a much more productive and, in some ways, is much less tiring than other methods. Even more, attracting attention to you is something you can do every day and in every way. You can build it into your day-to-day actions and make it part of your life instead of something outside the norm. A Year of Opportunityfrom Career Opportunities Podcast Attracting Opportunity to You… from the…
  • Noted: How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work via Fast Company

    Douglas E. Welch
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    Noted: How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work via Fast Company If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental epidemic that the scientific community calls “sitting disease.” But unlike many other illnesses that require a team of doctors, the cure is in our own hands–or feet, rather–and all we have to do is take a walk. Last week we challenged readers, and ourselves, to restore some energy, focus, and creativity by taking either a 20-minute lunchtime walk or two 15-minute mid-morning and mid-afternoon…
  • Video: Never enough success from “What is success…and why you might have it already?

    Douglas E. Welch
    2 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    Never enough success from “What is success…and why you might have it already?  A short clip from this longer presentation Watch this entire presentation   Transcript: There are some other issues involved with this. If you start to believe that this is true — nothing is ever good enough. You are never satisfied — ever. You can make a $1500 bonus at your job and it’s not enough. You can get that big raise, you can become a manager, you can become a vice president in your company and it’s not enough. Because if this is the level of success nothing, except…
  • Noted: “Note And Vote”: How Google Ventures Avoids Groupthink In Meetings via Fast Company

    Douglas E. Welch
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    “Note And Vote”: How Google Ventures Avoids Groupthink In Meetings via Fast Company You know when a meeting turns into a complete waste of time? Maybe you’re trying to come up with ideas, or make a decision. Before anyone realizes it, the meeting starts to suck. Meetings want to suck. Two of their favorite suckiness tactics are group brainstorming and group negotiation. Give them half a chance, and they’ll waste your time, sap your energy, and leave you with poor ideas and a watered-down decision. But meetings don’t have to be that way. Read More “Noted”…
  • Archive: Interview: Al Isago Parvez of Advance, Inc. in Tokyo, Japan from the Career Opportunities Podcast

    Douglas E. Welch
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:36 am
    A re-release of this Career Opportunities podcast from 2008. Listen: An interview with Al Isago Parvez, a recruiter with Advance, Inc, in Tokyo, Japan An interview with Al Isago Parvez, a recruiter with Advance, Inc, in Tokyo, Japan View the original blog and podcast post, Interview: Al Isago Parvez of Advance, Inc. in Tokyo, Japan Archive: Interview: Al Isago Parvez of Advance, Inc. in Tokyo, Japan from the Career Opportunities Podcast is a post from Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch Subscribe to Career Opportunities via RSS | Follow @careertips on Twitter | Like Career-Op on…
 
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    JobMob

  • 5 Job Search Tools You’re Not Using

    Jacob Share
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    What others already know, and you may be missing. This is a guest post by Bless Vaidian. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Technology has changed the way we do things. It gives us options and the digital tools to do things faster and better. At a recent party I discovered that surprisingly many people did not know about the five web sites listed below. 1) Indeed Indeed has become one of the top sites used and referred by career counselors for finding opportunities in the United States. Indeed CEO and co-founder Paul Forster stated in an…
  • Top Interviewing Skills to Use In Job Interviews

    Jacob Share
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    8 soft skills you need to have and show for interviewers. This is a guest post by Paula R. Stern. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. There are many skills that can help you land a job. Some of them are practical, market-related skills such as knowing a certain tool, language, or industry. And then there are the “soft” skills, related more to personality, performance, and attitude. In honor of the 8th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest, here are the top eight “soft” skills that you not only need to have, but need to…
  • What is Moz and Do You Need it?

    Jacob Share
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Is it possible to provide too much value? Thank you to Moz for sponsoring the 8th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest. Moz’s slogan is “Inbound marketing is complicated. Moz’s software makes it easy.” And it’s true. Here are some of the tools available, and if you have a website, you should be impressed: Open Site Explorer – Research and compare backlinks with competitors for intelligent, targeted link building. Identify top pages, view social activity data, and analyze anchor text. Followerwonk – Take a deep dive into your Twitter analytics. Analyze and…
  • 5 Tips To Use Blogging To Attract Recruiters

    Jacob Share
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    How to brand yourself to your next job. This is a guest post by Ryan Biddulph. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Blogs are one-stop shopping for many interested employers. Running a quick web search can reveal how much you know about your professional niche. From articles, to reviews, to videos and podcasts, you can upload serious amounts of content quickly if you’re on the blogging ball. Standing out in a hyper-competitive job market forces you to brand yourself like a boss. With a little bit of ingenuity, a touch of transparency and a…
  • Do You Have This Moneymaking Personality Trait?

    Jacob Share
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    To plan or not to plan. This is a guest post by Stephan Wiedner. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Two flights, two kids, 16 hours of air travel and a 3-hour drive to our final beach-side destination. We tuck the kids in, flop down on our own bed, and whisper in exhaustion “we made it!” The next morning I roll over with the sound of waves gently hitting the shore and smile at my wife. “Good morning,” she exclaims, “so, what’s the plan?” What’s the plan??? We’re on holidays. The last thing I need is a plan. Despite our…
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    Bigg Success

  • What Makes You Unique

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    We share why you need to know what makes you unique to stand out today. Plus, Mary-Lynn bleeps out George several times in this BIGG Success Show Podcast. Click play and/or read. Why do you need to... [click to read more]
  • [Entrepreneurs Beware] Smartphones Kill Customer Service

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    31 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Entrepreneurs find opportunity in change. We share some ideas in this BIGG Success Show Podcast. Click play to listen to George & Mary-Lynn The entrepreneur behind a busy New York restaurant... [click to read more]
  • Bootstrap Marketing: Unknown Entrepreneur Defeats Established Competitor

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    16 Jun 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Bootstrap marketing helped an unknown entrepreneur pull off one of the biggest political upsets in history. Click PLAY to hear George & Mary-Lynn share the story and lessons for any business and... [click to read more]
  • 10 Reasons Dumbass Entrepreneurs Make More Money

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    7 May 2014 | 12:00 am
    Dumbass entrepreneurs George & Mary-Lynn talk about the dumbass entrepreneurs whose horse won the Kentucky Derby on The BIGG Success Show podcast! Click PLAY to listen. *NOTE: When we wrote this... [click to read more]
  • The Agony of Defeat

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    The agony of defeat – we’ve all felt it. Click PLAY to hear George & Mary-Lynn share how to overcome it on The BIGG Success Show podcast. The agony of defeat was met by countless... [click to read more]
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    Business Pundit

  • 10 Incredible Innovations Born from Social Media and Crowdsourcing

    Gerri
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Image Source When you’re making a new product, you have to get your market data. No matter how cool or groundbreaking the invention, your product wont sell if you aren’t in touch with what the customer wants. Traditionally, this is dealt with by beta testing, polls, trust in an inventor’s vision, or iterating through different versions of a product to see what works best. Today, customers can choose exactly what they want – from features, to design, and even price point– through crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is the practice of utilizing an engaged audience for…
  • Zen Planner’s Critical Flaw As A Gym Management Software – Review

    Ryan
    6 Jul 2014 | 7:46 pm
    I’ve been helping to start up a new fitness center and we’ve been working with Zen Planner as the gym membership software. If it weren’t for this one critical flaw, I’d be able to heartily recommend ZenPlanner for its simplicity of setup and use (cloud based) and feature richness. So what’s the flaw? There is no way for members to sign-in unless they are signing into a class. So signing in for “use of facilities” can’t be tracked unless it is turned into a class. The typical gym owner wants to track one of two things if not both: 1) when a…
  • 10 Up and Coming Business Leaders Who Are Shaking Things Up

    Gerri
    9 Jun 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Image Source When Ford made his first cars, how many farriers did he put out of business? How many children, however, did he help get to school? Without disruption in industries by business leaders the world we know today wouldn’t be recognizable. The cool part is, we have a front row seat to more disruption and new technology than has ever been made. You may only know some of the names on this list by what they’ve made. But chances are, many of them are on their way to becoming household names.
  • Could This Be a New Normal for United States?

    Gerri
    4 Mar 2014 | 10:13 am
    Some people take the position that the Great Recession is over. Others state that there is a new normal when it comes to poverty in the United States. It could be argued that both positions speak the truth. Some states in the country are experiencing great employment and high levels of median household income, while others are still registering high levels of unemployment with many households below the poverty level. Looking across the country at two aspects of poverty, the number of people relying on food stamps and the jobs that were lost during the 2007-2009 recession, may show a picture…
  • 10 Chain Stores People Can’t Get Enough Of

    Gerri
    3 Mar 2014 | 11:12 am
    Most people have their favorite small time local shops for their local sustainable goods, or their top fashion finds, but there are some chain stores in the United States that people just love to pieces. Even in a tough economy, people still need their basic clothes, home goods, and food and chain stores are often the place to get the basics. So, where do people go for the real essentials? There are few stores that top the list.  
 
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    Career Hub

  • Sleuthy the Spider and Your Job Search

    billiesucher
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Yesterday morning was foggy outside, overcast and in the 70’s – a great day for taking a long walk which is exactly what we did. This time, I grabbed my phone – not the digital camera -- as I have...
  • Don't Let the Coming Tsunami Sink Your Job Prospects!

    Jean Cummings
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    A couple of years ago, I reported that the number of contractors (consultants/self-employed persons) in the workforce was 23-30% of the total workforce. I did a double take when I read that Payscale.com predicts that contract workers will be HALF...
  • Rethinking Your Thinking About Job Search

    billiesucher
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    “Look not at the days gone by with a forlorn heart. They were simply the dots we can now connect with our present, to help us draw the outline of a beautiful tomorrow." ~ Dodinsky As a job seeker, have...
  • Check Out This Checklist Before You Head Off to College

    billiesucher
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? ~ Dr. Seuss Sending your son...
  • Who Lands a Whopping 42% of New Jobs?!

    Jean Cummings
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Image attribution: tlnt.com We've been following CareerCrossroads' Source of Hire Survey findings over the past few years. The most recent report in 2013 yields some surprising results and interesting trends. The authors, Gerry Crispin and Mark Mehler, begin their report...
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    The Chief Happiness Officer Blog

  • Top 10 Reasons why Constant Complaining in the Workplace is so Toxic

    Alexander Kjerulf
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    Years ago when I was still a software developer for a small consulting company in my second job out of university, I had a boss that was… shall we say unpopular. My co-workers and I hated his guts and we complained ceaselessly about him. It got to the point where we couldn’t start a meeting, have lunch in the cafeteria, or even go out for a beer without spending half an hour complaining about him. We whined about his attitude, his stupidity, his meddling, his spinelessness … hell, even his dress sense came under fire. But then again, he is the only manager who has ever…
  • 4 exciting research projects from Woohoo Labs

    Alexander Kjerulf
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    We are currently working on 4 R&D projects that we hope will generate new important knowledge about happiness at work. We are really excited about the results and we’re doing the studies under a fairly rigorous scientific approach. It’s not like we’re expecting any of this to be peer reviewed, but we’re trying really hard to conduct the studies objectively. Here are the 4 projects. 1: Client impact of our work We’re doing a quantitative and qualitative analysis of the effect of the work we’ve done for our clients over the last 2 years. Outcomes: An…
  • Join us for our first ever webinar. The topic: What really makes us happy at work.

    Alexander Kjerulf
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    Companies have tried many different tricks to make their employees happier. Raises, bonus schemes, promotions, foosball tables, lavish lunches, gyms, massages – even slides and live piano players in the employee cafeteria. But it turns out those things are not even remotely connected to happiness at work. In fact, in many cases they become distractions that keep workplaces from doing the things that really matter. So if your workplace has some (or all) of the above and people are still not happy, engaged and motivated, this webinar can tell you what’s gone wrong and what…
  • Overwork

    Alexander Kjerulf
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:46 am
    Once and for all: Consistently working more than 40 hrs/wk means you get LESS work done. End the #cultofoverwork.
  • Helping and happiness

    Alexander Kjerulf
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:48 am
    There’s an excellent article in HBR about The Culture of Helping at US innovation agency IDEO by Teresa Amabile (whose work we already love around here)  Colin M. Fisher, and Julianna Pillemer. The authors raises some issues around helping behavior and point out that helping co-workers may not come naturally: Helpfulness must be actively nurtured in organizations, however, because it does not arise automatically among colleagues. Individuals in social groups experience conflicting impulses: As potential helpers, they may also be inclined to compete. As potential help seekers, they may…
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    Managing Leadership

  • Shape Shifting

    Jim Stroup
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Due to an inexorable change in the direction and nature of my activities, as well as certain effects these are having on my discretionary writing schedule, I must herein announce that I will no longer be publishing to this site. The nature of the writing here and the need for regularity in its presentation clearly cannot be met for the foreseeable future. The site will remain up, as its archives are often visited by readers either browsing from the main page or directed to specific articles by internet searches. It remains possible that I will write irregularly on a variety of (primarily…
  • High expectations

    Jim Stroup
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    We’ve been talking about how the military uses the 5-paragraph order as one way to generate activity that is founded in organizationally relevant perspective. We most recently noted that this order-promulgation method isn’t just used at the top – it’s expected that all commanders at all levels use the system in full – from the commander of all forces in theater to every team-leader of even the smallest units. But there’s one more thing to note about this: It’s not just that commanders are expected by their seniors to give the fully-prepared order – their troops also expect to…
  • Here and there – everywhere

    Jim Stroup
    29 Jun 2014 | 10:57 am
    We’ve covered two key elements of the 5-paragraph order used by the modern US military to not only transmit operational instructions to subordinates, but to ensure they have the perspective and context necessary to properly and intelligently carry them out. These are principally the “mission-oriented” nature of this order transmission system, and the detailed situation analysis provided – both of which precede the actual delineation of the tasks to be performed. This system, and the decentralizing, push-authority-down approach it expresses, are key to the phenomenal performance under…
  • Putting it all in context

    Jim Stroup
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:48 pm
    We’ve been working to offer concrete examples to explain why a primary management task is to impart perspective to the organization. Last week we looked at just one way the military does that through what is sometimes known as the mission-oriented order. We saw how military commanders don’t simply give “orders” – or instructions – to subordinate units as is often assumed. Rather, they put those instructions in context with a detailed explanation of the mission those tasks are intended to help achieve – and not only that: but also provided are the commander’s intent and concept…
  • Making sense of it all

    Jim Stroup
    13 Jun 2014 | 4:04 am
    We’ve been arguing that perspective is a principle managerial task. Of course managers need to have perspective themselves – but the actual point here is that a major responsibility they shoulder as managers is to make sure that the organization as a whole has it as well. They do this in two broad ways, and we will take a brief look at the first today and next week. This is the manner in which management disseminates the general organizational mission and specific instructions. As mentioned periodically here, the extraordinary circumstances in which military commanders operate make their…
 
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    Lindsey Pollak Career Blog

  • How Millennials Are Changing the Workplace — For the Better

    Lindsey Pollak
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    The Millennial generation is already years into making its mark on the corporate world. Members of this youngest generation of employees are showing off their tech savvy, demanding their workplaces be ethical and responsible, and changing the way companies offer feedback and career development programs. Make no mistake — the corporate world isn’t changing Millennials; […]
  • Win a Copy of My New Book, Becoming the Boss!

    Lindsey Pollak
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    We are just a few weeks away from the Sept. 16 launch of my new book, Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders (#becomingtheboss), published by HarperCollins. I wrote this book to help young professionals (aka Millennials) become the most successful and happy leaders they can be. In its recent review, Publishers […]
  • Smart Strategies for Marketing to Millennials

    Lindsey Pollak
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Millennials are nothing if not savvy shoppers. Having grown up with a world of information at their fingertips and living through a recent recession, they expect value and honesty from the brands they interact with. This savvy consumerism translates into their education and career choices as well. Millennials will shop around for the right university […]
  • The No. 1 Reason Millennial Diversity Matters for Employers

    Lindsey Pollak
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    The face of the future American workforce is changing — quite literally. According to the Pew Research Center, 43 percent of Millennial adults (also known as Generation Y) are non-white, which is the highest percentage in American history. And the U.S. Census Bureau projects our country will become majority non-white as early as 2043. But diversity among […]
  • Don’t Buy Into These Millennial Myths

    Lindsey Pollak
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    As I said in the Tomorrow@Work report for the Hartford’s Trends Forecast, this is the year Millennials will finally be taken seriously as leaders, and we’ll end the Millennial-bashing once and for all. The media is turning a corner from portraying Millennials as “entitled,” “coddled” and “addicted to their smartphones” and realizing they represent the […]
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    HR Daily Advisor

  • Monkeys and Dogs React to ‘Workplace’ Unfairness

    Elaine Quayle
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    Don’t shake your head when employees come to your office complaining that some practice is “unfair.” It could be a natural animal reaction, said experts presenting at the American Psychological Association (APA) annual convention. Their research found that monkeys, and even some dogs, can discern when something is not equitable in their favor. Research by primatologist Sarah Brosnan, PhD, of Georgia State University, involving chimpanzees, monkeys, gorillas, and other nonhuman primates has shown that other species respond to unfairness! Dr. Brosnan researches complex social behavior and…
  • Your Dog Walker Probably Made More Than You Did This Year

    Melissa Blazejak
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Our parents have always wanted what’s best for us. They encouraged us to go to college, get a good job, and become successful in life. However, not always having a college education or a “good job” can—sometimes— pay off equally as well. Besides, what’s the definition of a good job anyway? Most people would say a “good job” is defined by the amount of money you make or how successful you are. Well, what if I told you you could be equally —sometimes even more— successful as a dog walker, or pool boy, or even a prop master. According to the question-and-answer-site Quora,…
  • Small Creatures Cause Large Number of Fatalities

    Melissa Blazejak
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    When you think of certain jobs—like firefighter, police officer, bodyguard—you tend to think that these jobs are pretty dangerous. Would you feel the same way about groundskeepers or florists? Some of the most mundane jobs may, in fact, be the most life-threatening. And it’s not the jobs that are killing workers; it’s the critters that can be found lurking around the jobsite! According to a report conducted by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), 83 work-related deaths from 2003 to 2010 were all caused by insects—most of these deaths (52) were related to bee stings. Eleven workers…
  • What Should Happen at a Termination Meeting?

    Bridget Miller
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Handling an employee termination meeting is dreaded from both sides—they’re no fun for anyone involved. But with ample preparation you can take steps to help the meeting go as smoothly as possible. Start with being fully prepared. Be sure to: Plan the location. Ensure the meeting is held somewhere with complete privacy. Plan the attendees. Besides the employee, be sure you’ve thought through who should attend. Be sure there is an HR representative there. Be sure the employee’s direct manager is there as well. Ideally, have at least one neutral witness present, and include a member of…
  • Is This Morale Booster a Fantasy? It Does Make Productivity Disappear!

    Melissa Blazejak
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s that time of year, again, where you eagerly mark the calendar while waiting for that first day. The anticipation builds as you watch TV and begin investigating the best deals. And no, I’m not talking about the kids going back to school. I’m talking about fantasy football! The preseason has just begun, and that means it’s time to start doing your research, finding your sleeper picks, and praying that Julio Jones doesn’t go out in the fifth week—again! Fantasy football has gained in popularity, and with that comes lost productivity in the workplace. A recent report, conducted…
 
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    Work Happy Now

  • The Biggest Mistake People Make When Trying to Improve Their Focus

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:37 am
    * No laughing at my rudimentary drawings. I wanted to create a visual drawing for you of work that gets me “in the zone”. Last week I was working my butt off for a client deadline. I was in the zone. Time didn’t exist and I was killing it. After I was done I lifted my head, looked around, and basked in the glow of doing great work. I stood up, stretched, and a little dance just popped into my legs. You ever have moments like this? They don’t happen often enough for me. They don’t happen often enough for anyone. This experience hardly ever happened until I began to apply a…
  • The Importance of Starting Today

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    I talk a lot about focus because it’s one of my greatest weaknesses. I have ADD. It takes me awhile to get my focus going in one direction and keeping it there. When it is there, the results are fantastic. When it’s not, I’m a blubbering mess. Finding ways to improve my focus has been a mission of mine over these last few months. It’s been the missing piece to my success. I’ve got most of my passions figured out. And I know my strengths well. My success has been good but not great. Over 1,000,000 views on Work Happy Now. The money I earn from coaching and consulting is good. The…
  • Why Your Career Strengths Aren’t the Whole Picture

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Your strengths are tricky. I used to think I was a great writer, but I’m really not. There are many better writers than me, but what helps me sell books and courses, and grow my blog is my passion for my subject, not the quality of my prose. Art is also a passion of mine. There is something amazing about taking a blank canvas (blank page) and turning it into something that makes people feel something. In college, I once wrote a paper breaking down a piece of art from Rembrandt. I broke down each area of the painting. From the hand gesture of the woman laying in bed to the expression on her…
  • How to Start a 2 Minute Meditation Practice That You Won’t Quit

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:37 pm
    As soon as I hopped on a coaching call last week, I heard a sigh. Jamie was stressed out. “How was your week Jamie?” I asked her. Another sigh. “It was rough. My boss dumped all this extra work on my plate and I can’t do it all.” “Are you feeling stressed.” “Oh, boy, do I! I just can’t seem to stop thinking about work.” “I know the feeling. Why do you think it’s so hard to let go?” “I know, it’s just…” she trails off. “It’s just what?” “I’m not sure. I just don’t know the answer.” How you feel at work affects your performance, relationships, and…
  • Use This One Thing to Boost Your Motivation

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Yesterday I was struggling to get my “happy plane” off the ground to do some writing, but I just couldn’t get my mindset into a creative mood. I knew what I wanted to write, but the sentences were clumsy. Then I did what any smart creative person does… I picked up one of my super rubber duckies and just looked at it and squeezed it. I give presentations and throw these superhero duckies out into the crowd to help remind people that they have superpowers. Funny how I forget the simple reminders that I know are useful to my clients. Toys can have a calming effect on even the grumpiest…
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    The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss » Blog

  • The Tim Ferriss Show: Interview of Kevin Kelly, Co-Founder of WIRED, Polymath, Most Interesting Man In The World?

    Tim Ferriss
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This single interview — one of my favorites of all-time — was recorded in three short parts.  You can: Listen to all three on iTunes Download them as MP3s (right click “save as”): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Or stream them now below (If you’re reading this in e-mail, please click here to stream): This podcast is brought to you by The Tim Ferriss Book Club, which features a handful of books that have changed my life. Here’s the list.  You can also find all 20+ episodes of this podcast here. Some are sober and some are drunk, but the guests are all great. Now, on to…
  • The Art of Strategic Laziness

    shanesnow
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:20 pm
    David Heinemeier Hansson (“DHH”) The following is a guest post by Shane Snow, a frequent contributor to Wired and Fast Company.  Last year, he wrote about his two-week Soylent experiment, which went viral and racked up 500+ comments. This post is adapted from his new book, SMARTCUTS, and it will teach you a few things: How to use strategic “laziness” to dramatically accelerate progress How “DHH” became a world-class car racer in record time, and how he revolutionized programming (they’re related) A basic intro to computer programming…
  • The Random Show, Episode 25 — Gut Bacteria, Meditation, Startups, and More

    Tim Ferriss
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    If you can’t view the above video, please click here or here. To download the audio as an MP3, just right-click here and choose “save as.” There are dozens of topics covered in this bromantic episode of scatterbrained banter. Like what? To start off: tracking gut bacteria, favorite documentaries, keys for novice meditators, startup lessons, Kevin’s new obsessions, and more. O-tanoshimi dane! The last few blog posts have been rather serious, so this is intended as an informal (but still informative) mind snack. For all previous episodes of The Random Show, including…
  • The Truth About “Homeopathic” Medicine

    Tim Ferriss
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Homeopathy — effective, useless, or dangerous? (Photo: Marcos Zerene) [Audio version] [Text version] I routinely use an arnica gel for minor muscular strains. In fact, it’s one of my “go to” treatments. In 2010, however, I found myself swallowing Boiron Arnica Montana 30C pellets, an oral version that was the only option at the closest GNC. I started at five pellets, SIX times a day–TWICE the recommended dose. Risk of overdose? Not likely. “30C,” which I looked up that evening, tells you all you need to know. This consumable version of arnica, unlike the…
  • The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 22: Ed Catmull, President of Pixar, on Steve Jobs, Stories, and Lessons Learned

    Tim Ferriss
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Ed Catmull, President and Co-Founder of Pixar. NOTE TO E-MAIL SUBSCRIBERS: Please see this post in your inbox for a recording of the recent 2.5-hour live Q&A. Not on the email list? Sign up here and get extras like this for free. Listen on iTunes, download (right click “save as”), or stream below now: This podcast is brought to you by The Tim Ferriss Book Club, which features a handful of books that have changed my life. Here’s the list.  You can also find all 20+ episodes of this podcast here. Some are sober and some are drunk,  so you can roll the dice. Now, on to our…
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    One Day One Job

  • I ran out of jobs

    Willy Franzen
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    Seven years ago I was an unemployed college grad with an idea that I thought would help people like me find cool companies to work for. It turned out to be a pretty good idea. Just look at our list of success stories (and these are only the ones from people who took the time to e-mail me). Millions of people visited my sites. Tens of thousands chose to get my e-mails in their inboxes every morning. Thousands e-mailed me asking for help or advice. And about 20 people bought a job search prep course that I co-developed (that was a bad idea). I was even able to hire some of my readers as paid…
  • Detour

    Willy Franzen
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    I usually have a really bad attitude about tourist attractions, so when my wife and I were in San Francisco a couple weeks ago I was a little annoyed when she asked me if I wanted to do a self-guided audio tour at Fisherman’s Wharf. I would have said no, but it was through a new startup that her former boss founded, so I figured it was worth a shot. The company is called Detour, and the audio tour was absolutely amazing. I usually hate this kind of stuff, but it was probably the most enjoyable 90 minutes of the entire trip (and that’s including The Serpentarium!). The San…
  • Utilidata

    Willy Franzen
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    It’s easy to take electricity for granted. When we plug something in, it usually works. If it doesn’t, the problem probably isn’t with the outlet (though I have had that happen). Our electric system has been around for well over a century, which is why it’s so reliable. However, keeping it up to date still requires a lot of innovation. That’s where Utilidata comes in. They’re a Providence, RI based company that delivers “value to utilities and large energy users by improving operational decisions through the use of new data extraction and digital…
  • Lua

    Willy Franzen
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    If there is any skill that is necessary across all kinds of jobs, its the ability communicate effectively. While communication is a skill that can definitely be taught and developed, it’s much easier to nurture when you’re using the right tools. That’s why work communication tools have always been a big business. Some of the latest trends have been in the form of project management and online chat tools. But what about tools for people who work in jobs that might require something like a walkie-talkie? Cell phones and text messaging might have changed those jobs a little…
  • The Business Backer

    Willy Franzen
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    It’s never been easier to start a business with no capital at all. It’s also never been easier to raise millions of dollars for an idea. But what about the businesses that fall somewhere in-between? Whether you’re opening a restaurant, salon, dental office, or auto shop, you’re probably going to need outside financing. There are plenty of options, but a lot of them are very unfriendly to the business owner. The Business Backer is a Cincinnati, OH based company that “is helping small business owners flourish and grow by re-inventing relationship-based lending for…
 
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    One Day, One Internship

  • I ran out of jobs

    Willy Franzen
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    Seven years ago I was an unemployed college grad with an idea that I thought would help people like me find cool companies to work for. It turned out to be a pretty good idea. Just look at our list of success stories (and these are only the ones from people who took the time to e-mail me). Millions of people visited my sites. Tens of thousands chose to get my e-mails in their inboxes every morning. Thousands e-mailed me asking for help or advice. And about 20 people bought a job search prep course that I co-developed (that was a bad idea). I was even able to hire some of my readers as paid…
  • Detour

    Willy Franzen
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    I usually have a really bad attitude about tourist attractions, so when my wife and I were in San Francisco a couple weeks ago I was a little annoyed when she asked me if I wanted to do a self-guided audio tour at Fisherman’s Wharf. I would have said no, but it was through a new startup that her former boss founded, so I figured it was worth a shot. The company is called Detour, and the audio tour was absolutely amazing. I usually hate this kind of stuff, but it was probably the most enjoyable 90 minutes of the entire trip (and that’s including The Serpentarium!). The San…
  • Utilidata

    Willy Franzen
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    It’s easy to take electricity for granted. When we plug something in, it usually works. If it doesn’t, the problem probably isn’t with the outlet (though I have had that happen). Our electric system has been around for well over a century, which is why it’s so reliable. However, keeping it up to date still requires a lot of innovation. That’s where Utilidata comes in. They’re a Providence, RI based company that delivers “value to utilities and large energy users by improving operational decisions through the use of new data extraction and digital…
  • Lua

    Willy Franzen
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    If there is any skill that is necessary across all kinds of jobs, its the ability communicate effectively. While communication is a skill that can definitely be taught and developed, it’s much easier to nurture when you’re using the right tools. That’s why work communication tools have always been a big business. Some of the latest trends have been in the form of project management and online chat tools. But what about tools for people who work in jobs that might require something like a walkie-talkie? Cell phones and text messaging might have changed those jobs a little…
  • The Business Backer

    Willy Franzen
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    It’s never been easier to start a business with no capital at all. It’s also never been easier to raise millions of dollars for an idea. But what about the businesses that fall somewhere in-between? Whether you’re opening a restaurant, salon, dental office, or auto shop, you’re probably going to need outside financing. There are plenty of options, but a lot of them are very unfriendly to the business owner. The Business Backer is a Cincinnati, OH based company that “is helping small business owners flourish and grow by re-inventing relationship-based lending for…
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    Cube Rules

  • 5 characteristics of job success

    Scot Herrick
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Job success is critically important as part of gaining employment security. On this site, all I focus on is landing a job, job success, and gaining employment security. But what, exactly is job success? Let's take a look. Job success is competently performing the work Competent performance means you have the right job skills for […]
  • How to transition to an IT career

    Scot Herrick
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Information technology has become a huge part of everyone's life. Not only are computers used in a wide array of devices, but all of it is becoming increasingly connected. With this level of prevalence, the whole field has become attractive to people looking for a new career. At first glance, it might seem like a […]
  • How to take advantage of the hidden job market

    Scot Herrick
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    The hidden job market can be defined as people getting jobs when those jobs have never been posted for employees or people outside the company to see.  Some see that market as a myth; others effectively exploit it. Those that exploit it will note that it's not a myth, thank-you-very-much. Let's say the hidden job […]
  • The incredible need for great finances during a job search

    Scot Herrick
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:17 pm
      When you look at what you need to perform a good job search, most people would tell you: job skills, networking, stuff on resumes. Few mention great job performance that produces those results hiring managers crave. Fewer still will mention finances. I'm one of the fewer still. Now, a thousand financial sites will tell […]
  • Cube Rules Links – August 8, 2014

    Scot Herrick
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Here’s what I’ve plucked out of the Internet (not all this week, since it has been a while….) for your Friday and weekend enjoyment. 4 Annoying Habits of CEO's Anita Bruzzese has the four and tells it like it is: I think the reason I care what a CEO sounds like it because there are […]
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    Epic Living

  • The Fear of What’s Next

    Eric
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:42 am
    A re-post from 2013. If you’re like me, the fear of what’s next is a thought process to be managed. It should be managed and not avoided. Keeping it real means recognizing the fear for what it is. No fake confidence, no dogged determination to ignore, just managing the fear when the visit happens. And it will happen. A great friend and mentor told me a long time ago that God will give you enough light for the next step-no more and no less. There are many implications and applications with that counsel, but a big one is being in the moment you’ve been given. There is no…
  • Risk

    Eric
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:32 am
    It didn’t take me long, as a kid, to know I was born an entrepreneur. A risk-taker who understood that to live, is to risk.   a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.   The above definition is from dictionary.com and notice the word any. I wasn’t the kid selling lemonade on the street corner for twenty-five cents. Though I had similar ventures way back when. I liken my path as a life entrepreneur, who had varied enterprises, with varying levels of risk. Each of them shaping who I have become…
  • Don’t Trust The Beast

    Eric
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:38 am
      A re-post from 2010. You coexist with your business.  It should not be your friend.  It is a beast and not meant to be trusted.  It demands much, but as it is with a circus lion, a chair and whip are in order.  To think of that animal in any other light only invites ruin. Sadly, many entrepreneurs, corporate slaves and others have wrapped their identities around the beast.  It is a sad love affair.  Just like the lover who swears this is the last one of many, a broken heart sits in waiting.  By the way, you can know how tightly you’re wrapped by how much you think about…
  • The Passage

    Eric
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:33 am
      “Eric, as a friend and colleague I have witnessed the roller coaster ride you have had over the past number of years —a ride that has provided you with great information on many levels.  Your life’s work has been more clearly defined for you as you experienced the passages that accompany authenticity, clarity and openness to the world.  Purpose, Passion and Paycheck are a great combo if you can make it happen.  For me the road, passage to this desire has been filled with the “moving ahead sideways” effect.  I think I have finally found the combo in…
  • Higher Education Innovation

    Eric
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    A wonderful talk on innovation in higher education. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kH-uYwt0qs
 
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    The Change Blog

  • 12 Things I Learned from Wandering the World

    Carolynne Melnyk
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:53 am
    For over 25 years I wandered the world.  Along the way, I had many adventures and learned about myself, people and the world. These are some of the things I learned: 1. I learned that people all over the world want the same basic things: enough to eat, clear water, decent shelter, good health, education and opportunities for their children, an honest way to earn some money and respect. 2. I learned that some of the poorest people on this planet are also some of the most generous. They share what they have, even if it is only a glass of water.  When someone offers you something from the…
  • How I Opened My Heart to Change and What Showed Up When I Did

    Vanessa Soto
    31 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama I arrived 15 minutes late for the Saturday morning conference call, right as Kate said she was about done with announcements and we would be doing check ins next. Kate being the instructor in my life coach-training program, the conference call being one of the training calls the 15 of us in the program dialed in to from all over the world. As Kate went on to say that this week our check in would be “If you really knew me…” —I kinda started to panic. What that meant was that…
  • 4 Reasons to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others

    Deborah Fike
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:47 am
    A friend of mine, Karen*, is one of those people who seems to have it all.  She graduated at the top of her MBA class.  She holds a high level job at a prestigious Fortune 500 company.  She maintains a rigorous exercise regimen, a reminder of her collegiate rowing days.  She’s happily married and had a child about a year ago.  There’s not much in life that Karen doesn’t do well. Except, she doesn’t feel that she’s doing well.  It’s not that Karen does not enjoy her life.  Quite the opposite: she loves all the elements of her life.  She struggles with work-life balance,…
  • My Road to Detoxification

    Virag Padalkar
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    A while ago an ex-colleague of mine posted on a social networking website a very sensitive piece of information that usually people prefer to keep private. This was a sad event in his life (a divorce) and all said and done; took courage to put it out there for everyone to see. It kind of felt like a soul-baring act to me and one that must have taken immense guts. That got me thinking. The past few years of my life have been tumultuous to say the least. I have no doubt that there is much more to go, but given that I have finished almost half of my life; I sure hope the worst is over. I’ve…
  • What 3 Dead Authors Taught Me About Living

    Bryan Collins
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    “When the beginnings of self-destruction enter the heart it seems no bigger than a grain of sand.John Cheever Confusing, isn’t it? Perhaps you’re having problems finding a career you love? Or maybe your day-to-day life is making you unhappy? Or are you struggling to pursue a passion you’ve held close for years. I’ve faced all of these problems, but several people helped me work through them. One of these people was the American novelist John Cheever. I never met John Cheever, and he died when I was one. So how could John have helped me? I spent hours reading and…
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    Alexandra Levit's Water Cooler Wisdom

  • Why Companies Can't Keep Millennials

    Alexandra Levit
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    China Gorman, a consultant who helps organizations connect HR operations to the bottom line, gave a presentation not long ago that shocked everyone in the room. She had cited a statistic from the Aberdeen Group’s Strategic Talent Acquisition Report. Millennial employees go into new jobs expecting to stay at least 5 years, and yet they depart after an average of 1.5 years. The 1.5 years stat surprises no one, I’m sure. After all, everyone knows that Millennials are the most disloyal employees out there. They are known to use their free-wheeling twenties and thirties to pop in and out…
  • Cautionary Tales About Work-Related Fraud

    Alexandra Levit
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    We all know that we can’t believe everything we hear and read, don’t we? Yet many of us are naturally trusting, leaving us open to fraud in the most unlikely of places. Let’s look at two real-life work scenarios in which a bit of skepticism would serve us well. Scenario 1: The Research Study Imagine that your boss has asked you to do some Internet research to find arguments supporting a new project or change of strategy. Naturally, you are thrilled when you come across a recent study on a respected business outlet that showcases exactly what you were looking for. You send the article to…
  • How to Deal When Your Company Sucks

    Alexandra Levit
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Let’s face it: we can’t all work for one of Fortune’s Top 100 Companies or non-profit organizations. And in fact, a large percentage of the population works in for-profits whose products/services employees don’t necessarily find meaningful. Thousands of people walk McDonalds’ corporate halls who would never eat Big Macs, and thousands more do their best work to advance the cause of things like staples and light sockets. If you have an indifferent or even aversive reaction to what your organization produces or stands for, can you still work there? The answer is yes, especially if it…
  • How to Get Over Stage Fright

    Alexandra Levit
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    According to WebMD, millions of people suffer from performance anxiety, commonly called stage fright. In fact, most people would rather get the flu than perform. Performance anxiety can prevent you from doing what you enjoy and can affect your career because people who cannot speak in public are not considered promotion material. The Symptoms of Presentation Stage Fright Being the center of attention and having all eyes on you can be stressful, especially if you are an introvert. Your body reacts to this situation in much the same way as it would if you were being attacked. Your…
  • Introducing the "Under 10 Minutes" Rule

    Alexandra Levit
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    The “Under 10 Minutes Rule” is simple. It states that if a task arrives in your queue and it can be completed in less than 10 minutes, you take care of it right away. Why does this work? Well, first of all, you are more likely to procrastinate on smaller tasks, allowing them to become bigger and bigger over the course of the day as more time and thought are put in than necessary. Secondly, you are more likely to get results when a task is finished immediately. Small assignments are the most vulnerable to being buried in the workflow and never attended to. You say “I can do that…
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    Minnesota Headhunter

  • Minnesota Golden Gopher Football 2014 Preview

    Minnesota Headhunter
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    As I type this the day before kickoff of the Gopher football season. I’m not ready for Fall yet… but being on campus today and taking a walk by TCF Bank Stadium helped get me in the mood. And we have this weeks Brick by Brick, “Chasing Dreams”: Coach Kill… he’s a good man and a good coach. So to the question I have been asked more the past few weeks other than, “How is the fishing?” is “Gophers, what do you think?” And I don’t know. I think we have a more talented team than last year’s (2013) 8-5 team. We have a few players on preseason “watch lists”: Maxx Williams…
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

    Minnesota Headhunter
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Sr Recruiter - Full Time Job - Target Contract IT Recruiting Specialist - Contract Job - Digital River Senior Recruiting Coordinator - Full Time Job - Best Buy Senior Recruiter - Full Time Job - Restaurant Technologies Senior Recruiter - Full Time Job - SureScripts Associate Recruiter - Full Time Job - CliftonLarsonAllen How to post a job (it’s free)? Send the content (preferably in Word) along with a link or email for folks to apply to paul@mnheadhunter.com   If you are using a RSS Feed click Minnesota Recruiter Jobs.
  • Minnesota Cup Announces 2014 Division Finalists

    Minnesota Headhunter
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Minnesota Cup announced 2014 finalists for the competition now in its 10th year. Most years I know (know of) most of the companies on the list. But this year just one… OMG Transit. I take that as a good sign along with the numbers below about a record number or participants… we have a lot of entrepreneurial activity going on in our region and there is no way to know who everyone is. Click Minnesota Cup Reception (free) to register for the September 10th, 2014 event and click Twin Cities Startup Week to see other events going on during a week long celebration of startup life in Minnesota.
  • Lead Instructor - .Net

    Minnesota Headhunter
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Teach at Minnesota's first coding bootcamp Likely you have heard about the “skills shortage” and “the war for talent”… that Minnesota’s tech companies can’t hire fast enough, can’t afford to wait and struggle to find skilled product-centric developers that can build the next generation of products. And you probably have heard about “code schools” in other parts of the country. Minnesota here we go… Concordia University, with the help of Software Craftsmanship Guild, is starting Minnesota’s first coding bootcamp (Concordia University Coding Bootcamp) to help turn people…
  • Social Media Salaries: Summer 2014

    Minnesota Headhunter
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Leading up to and following my Personal Branding Balancing Act: A Look Behind The Curtain at Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis St Paul I had a number of inquiries about salaries in the Social Media space. While well versed on Minnesota IT salaries I only had estimates on Social Media jobs. Thankfully it turns out I was in the ballpark. CIO.com has data from PayScale and posted it here with 10 Top Jobs by Salary for Social Media Pros. Here are the salary highlights: Internet Marketing Director - $97,400 Digital Strategist - $63,800 Content Marketing Manager - $63,300 Marketing Manager -…
 
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    Keppie Careers

  • How a Digital Detox Can Help Your Career

    Miriam Salpeter
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    How interconnected do you need to be? Have you thought about how being tethered to mobile devices may impact your career and wellbeing? This is a guest post by Lindsey Pollak, a bestselling author, Millennial workplace expert and spokesperson for The Hartford’s My Tomorrow campaign. Last year, 2013, marked the first year that Americans spent more time online on our mobile devices than on our computers. Millennials, not surprisingly, lead the pack in mobile—spending the most time shopping, texting and reading the news through their smartphones and other devices. This past February,…
  • What happens when you lie on your resume

    Miriam Salpeter
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    “Seeking liars; apply within.” An unlikely headline for any job. While some employers may be lazy and fail to confirm credentials before hiring certain applicants, people who embellish their qualifications or lie about them are always at risk for losing their positions — even after having worked in the job for years. Case in point, news reports indicate that Steve Masiello’s coaching career has gone into limbo because the University of South Florida (USF) decided to verify his credentials before extending a formal offer to recruit him away from his current position…
  • Can you “text in” sick at work?

    Miriam Salpeter
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    No matter where you work, knowing how to communicate effectively with your boss, colleagues and clients is key to your continued success. However, with so many different mechanisms to get in touch with people, it isn’t always easy to choose the most appropriate tools to communicate. For the traditionalists, in-person communication has always trumped all other methods, including other long-standing options, such as telephone and email. However, what if your boss or team reside in far-flung spots all over the globe – or at least all over town? Many people rarely, if ever, see…
  • Strangest reasons to miss work

    Miriam Salpeter
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Is work becoming tiresome? Do you need a “mental health day” and a break from your job and co-workers? Sometimes, just calling in sick (cough, cough) doesn’t seem inventive or interesting enough, and you ramp it up a bit by offering a more interesting excuse. Before you decide to call in sick (when you’re not really sick), or provide another excuse to stay home, keep in mind that some distrusting employers may decide to check up on you. A survey from Career Builder found 30% of employers checked in on employees to make sure they weren’t making up excuses to…
  • When you should use “reply all”

    Miriam Salpeter
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    While some say email is a dying breed (some colleges don’t even assign students email addresses), the fact is, many people still rely on email for personal and work communication. Even though this avenue of communication is considered a dinosaur by those shifting to texting or direct messaging for their main modes of keeping in touch, there are still etiquette elements that confuse some users and cause consternation among their peers and colleagues. Chief among them is “reply all.” Innocuous enough, on the surface, “reply all” is a great convenience. Instead of…
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    JibberJobber Blog

  • Thea Kelley on Informational Interviews

    Jason Alba
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:38 am
    I love informational interviews. Maybe you didn’t get that: I LOVE INFORMATIONAL INTERVIEWS! If there is any shortcut in a job search, it is doing informational interviews well.  If you are looking for a “silver bullet,” look no further.  This is it. Thea Kelley is a savvy career services professional and friend.  She recently wrote this post: Informational Interviews: 10 Tips for Success.  Her model for an informational interview is more formal than mine is, and I say never, ever do number 3 on her list… but everything else is pretty solid. Come up with your own…
  • Being Prepared and Being Lucky: Vazquez Sounds

    Jason Alba
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:15 am
    I am a fan of Vazquez Sounds, out of Mexico.  This is a group of two brothers and their little sister, all talented musicians with a music producer dad.  They put up a video on Youtube and, well, the rest is history.  They seem really, really cool, and I like their music.  Here’s a really cool video worth your eight minutes. I didn’t plan on sharing this with you until I got to 6:55, when one of the brothers was talking about being surprised by their success.  He says they weren’t expecting any success, but it came.  His advice? “… you have to be…
  • Don’t Count Your Job Offers Before They Hatch

    Jason Alba
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    I was sitting at my computer wondering when I would start my new job. I was really excited, and the night before I even dreamed about my first day on the job. I was going to be a project manager at a really cool, bleeding edge high tech company that was recently funded. My new boss had worked managing project managers at Microsoft. I think he left there relatively wealthy, but he couldn’t not work. He would be the perfect mentor: structured, experienced, etc.  The technologists at the company were senior scientists of the like I had never seen or worked with before. As I was sure I was…
  • What do you do with all the business cards?

    Jason Alba
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    I got a link to this post from Jennifer Armitstead’s daily newsletter with job search tips: What do I do after a networking event? In her post, Jennifer suggests four steps (my comments after the bold): 1. Have a system for dealing with the business cards ASAP.  I think “system” means process…. whether you have technology (like JibberJobber) or not, you need to have a process.  My old process was to put a rubber band around the stack of business cards and put them in my desk…. not to be disturbed for months (when I coudln’t make heads or tails of any…
  • Job Security and Career Management: Will This Ever End???

    Jason Alba
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    Last week I shared an article on LinkedIn written by Mike Ballard titled Search Strategy – the landscape has changed for job seekers.  On the Job-Hunt group Bonnie made an interesting and appropriate comment: Jason, it is sad because the process has no end. If one follows even a fraction of the job search advice and recommendations, it is truly a full time job with overtime. It’s true – if you are in a transition, and are not working right now, then your job search should be a full-time job.  I got beat up on a radio show once by someone saying the average time a person…
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    Delightful Work

  • Test Post

    Bill Weil
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
    Copyright © 2014 Bill Weil. Visit the original article at http://delightful.server265.com/test-post/.
  • Delightful Work Rides Again at a New Location

    Tom Volkar
    14 Feb 2013 | 2:07 pm
    Copyright © 2014 Tom Volkar. Visit the original article at http://delightful.server265.com/delightful-work-rides-again-at-a-new-location/.This post is for all of you faithful Delightful Work subscribers. I’ve been wrtiing again at Coreu.com. Please join me to subscribe to my blog there.  Here are some recent posts if you want to know what I’ve been up to. How to Live a Simpler Life without a Walking Dead Apocalypse Break Comes Before Breakthrough What You Need to Know When Your Partner Wants To Start a Business Thnak you for your continued interst and support. Tom Volkar
  • Can you allow your core magnificence?

    Tom Volkar
    6 Jul 2012 | 7:42 am
    Copyright © 2014 Tom Volkar. Visit the original article at http://delightful.server265.com/can-you-allow-your-core-magnificence/.What would it take for you to allow your natural magnificence? What if the only thing stopping you from a glorious and joyful existence is your own self-judgment? What do you think might remain if you could totally drop all judgment of you? Does the eagle curse himself when he misses the rabbit or drops a fish? Might you experience the truly magnificent being that you are in the absence of all self-judgment? From where does all this judgment of you originate?
  • Start a Business & Quit Your Job – Enough Talk

    Tom Volkar
    2 May 2012 | 7:58 am
    Copyright © 2014 Tom Volkar. Visit the original article at http://delightful.server265.com/start-a-business-quit-your-job-enough-talk/.Haven’t you talked enough? Isn’t it time to quit your job and start a business? I recently sent an inquiring email to a past coaching client and friend (we’ll call him Joe) asking for an update on a dream business he’s wanted to start. He’s been talking about getting this business started for 7 years. The thing is, I did this guy a disservice by the way I asked about his plans. The subject line read: Ready to talk yet? Body of…
  • Five Essentials to Choosing the Right Business

    Tom Volkar
    19 Apr 2012 | 4:49 am
    Copyright © 2014 Tom Volkar. Visit the original article at http://delightful.server265.com/choosing-the-right-business/.How did you choose your business?  Did you choose it based on who you are or did you allow the circumstances and relationships in your life to choose it for you? If you think you may have chosen incorrectly or if you haven’t even chosen yet – these five essentials will show you how to choose the right business. I work with corporate employees who want to confidently quit their jobs and start a business.  Choosing a business that brings you alive is essential for…
 
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    Carve Consulting: Social Business Consultancy

  • What’s the cultural significance of a hashtag?

    aurelie
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    Def. hashtag: word or phrase preceded by the ‘#’ symbol. Is commonly used to name the symbol itself. We are living in a period of history known as the information, digital or new media age. Broadly defined as the shift from traditional industry to ‘information computerisation’ we can immediately see just how significant the hashtag is in standing as a symbol for it.   A common language The very origin of the hashtag embodies what the digital age stands for: driven by the grassroots, the population that makes the Twitter audience rather than its founders. All movements need a…
  • We’re Hiring: Social Media Analyst

    Jonathan
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
    Social Media Analyst – Carve Consulting – London Just as the social web has changed the way the world communicates and connects, so social analytics is changing the way organisations understand the interactions with their customers and employees. Carve is a social business consultancy that helps organisations use social technologies to improve business performance. As part of our continued growth, we’re seeking an Analyst to join our small team of consultants and community specialists. The role of Analyst is more than simply compiling reports, setting up ad campaigns and analysing…
  • Police Force joins Snapchat

    Jonathan
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:24 am
    West Midlands Police has become the world’s first police force to join Snapchat. The force is already very visible on social, with 102,000 followers on Twitter. Now though, it’s conquering new territories in order to connect with its community. Snapchat is a hugely popular app amongst teenagers and young professionals. A scaled down version of social media giants like Facebook and Twitter, it lets you share images and videos with your friends that are ‘deleted’ once viewed. Whilst the app has come under fire for privacy concerns in the past, the police force seems to have…
  • Twitter Analytics for Organic Tweets

    Jonathan
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:11 am
    Marketers have long relied on Facebook Insights for tracking engagement and the performance of their tweets. There hasn’t been, sadly, a Twitter analytics platform for organic tweets, making us rely on third party systems. That is, until now. Twitter recently announced a new Tweet Activity Dashboard. Free for all users (as long as you set up an advertising account and give your card details…), it is an analytics tool that allows you to see how well your organic tweets are performing. It gives data on the number of impressions and engagements (retweets, replies and favourites) as…
  • Future Tech Future Talent

    Paul Harrison
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    In the last couple of blog posts we’ve looked at how organisations can attract and engage future talent.  But how can organisations integrate future talent into their workforces? Firstly, does a problem really exist? There is some interesting research into the subject, including from EY (a Carve client) who in the US explored in detail some of the real – and perceived  - challenges as millennials rise in the ranks. Meanwhile, an Economist article (that also referenced the EY research) featured a cartoon that really brings the generation mix integration challenge to…
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  • Fall Movie Season

    Laurie Ruettimann
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    It’s the Tuesday after Labor Day. I can’t get into the groove about my career, my cats or my life. I am about to embark on a 12-week journey into hell with a ton of travel and conferences. Holy crap. When will I write? When will I see my family? How will I stay sober and relatively healthy enough to run a marathon in November? I don’t have any answers. My cat, Scrubby, is now on Ativan because coming off Paxil was a little rough for him. He’s super talkative and snuggly from the Ativan, which is awesome and adorable when I am watching TV and not too great when…
  • Marathon Monday: Ice Baths for Runners

    Laurie Ruettimann
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    My marathon training is great. I am to the point where I can run over 13 miles without any complaints. As long as my nutrition is okay — and by okay I mean not just grilled cheese and ice cream — I feel fine. No major aches and pains. Earlier this year, I strained my psoas and my inner thigh muscles/adductors. I hustled up the John Hancock building despite knowing better, which made things worse. At the end of April, I had to lift my leg with my hands to get it in/out of the car. My improved condition is directly related to the hours spent recovering — and not running. My body needed a…
  • Love Won’t Fix Anything

    Laurie Ruettimann
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    I wasn’t looking to fall in love with Scrubby Ruettimann. Back in 2006, I had a full-time job and three cats. I was working for Pfizer and trying to save a struggling animal rescue. And I had a private desire to start a family. Ain’t nobody got time for another cat, I told myself. But there he was — all sick and stupid and ugly — and I couldn’t help but fall in love with a dumb ginger cat. My oldest cat, Lucy, stepped in and operated like Scrubby’s biological mom. She tried to show him the ways of being a cat, but he was too spazzy to pay attention. The other cats…
  • Fast Food and Branding

    Laurie Ruettimann
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    I just read an article called, Customers in Their 20s and 30s Are Defecting to Fast-Casual Restaurants Like Chipotle, Five Guys. First of all, people in their 20s and 30s are part of three cohorts. People in their mid-to-late 30s are late GenXers and Carter Babies. The definition of “millennial” changes every time someone wants to make a point. People in their very early 20s are really not Millennials, but more like the early-stage Generation Z kids. But I don’t want to talk about lazy generational stereotypes. I want to talk about the growing trend away from McDonalds and…
  • HR, Compensation and Rich Uncle Pennybags

    Laurie Ruettimann
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    Nearly two months ago, SHRM published an interesting article. Base Salary Rise of 3% Forecast for 2015 U.S. workers can expect a median base salary increase of 3 percent in 2015 across all main employee categories and most industries, still below pre-recession levels, according to separate research findings by pay consultancy Hay Group and WorldatWork, an association of total rewards professionals. The limited growth indicates no major change in the degree of upward pressure on wages — for now. Rich Uncle Pennybags cheers when he reads that the economy can sustain a high level of…
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    Great Leadership

  • The September 2014 Leadership Development Carnival

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:12 am
    This month's Leadership Development Carnival is being hosted by Jon Mertz, over at Thin DifferenceJon and his team have collected 25 recent posts that guide future and new leaders on how to approach an issue, collaborate with teams, develop a strategy, or enhance key skills. You can find it right here. 
  • 10 Stupid Games that Managers Play

    31 Aug 2014 | 5:39 pm
    This post was recently published at Smartblog on Leadership:Most managers are rationale, logical, practical problem solvers when they first get promoted. Then, through organizational conditioning, they learn to play silly games. They are like the frog in a pan of boiling water. The change is so gradual, these silly games eventually begin to feel like “real world management.”How many of these silly management games do you play? More importantly, do you have the courage to speak up and stop the insanity?We’ll start with some silly budgeting games:1. “Use it or lose it budgeting.” This…
  • Social Media and EQ in the Workplace

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    When employees are unable to manage their emotional intelligence there can be a negative impact on your organization. And when social media is added to the mix, the impact can go viral and be more significant. Read Beth Armknecht Miller's guest post over at About.com Management and Leadership to find out how to deal with this tricky issue.
  • How to Connect with An Audience—It’s One of Your Most Important Leadership Skills

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Guest post from Gary Genard:Perhaps the biggest public speaking mistake emerging leaders make is to focus on delivering information. But a leader never gives a speech to convey content. Instead, the aim should be to influence—and often activate—listeners.Your purpose, then, needs to inform all of your other choices when you speak. In fact, things should be much easier for you if you think like that.  The dry delivery of information is seldom interesting. But the speaker who can put that information into context and reveal why it matters vitally to the audience—well, that speaker…
  • 10 Powerful Ways to Develop Your Employees

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I know, you've heard it a zillion times before: the importance in taking the time and effort to develop your employees. So why aren't you?Read my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership for 10 Powerful Ways to Develop Your Employees.How many of these are you engaged in for each of your employees?
 
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    The Accidental IT Leader

  • 4 Tips For How IT Managers Can Talk With Their Managers

    drjim
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    IT managers need to know how to communicate with their managementImage Credit So here’s an interesting question for you, what is the most important conversation that you’ll have as an IT manager? It turns out that the answer to this question is the conversation(s) that you’ll have with your management. If we can all agree that these are important, the next question is just exactly what you can do in order to make sure that these conversations turn out successfully for you? 4 Ways To Have A Good Conversation With Your Manager The first thing that you have to realize about…
  • How Should IT Managers Deal With Their Management?

    drjim
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    How an IT manager deals with superiors will impact his / her careerImage Credit I’m not sure if there was ever a time where IT managers would blindly follow what their management told them to do, but if there were, then those days are now long gone. We live in an age where everyone, including IT managers, question everything that they are told to do. Given this, how are you as an IT manager supposed to deal with your management? What Kind Of Loyalty Is The Company Looking For From You? The fact that your company promoted you into an IT manger position means that they trust you to…
  • 4 Steps For Hiring The Right People – Every Time

    drjim
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    When you are hiring, make sure you hire the right people…Image Credit As an IT manager, one of your most important jobs is to hire the right people to join your IT team. The ability to do this correctly is one of our critical IT manager skills, but too few of us have ever received any IT manager training on how to do it correctly. IT managers will often try to perform this job based on their “gut feel”. What we all need to understand is that hiring the right people is a process. If we follow the right process, then we’ll get the right people – every time. The Hiring…
  • Management Mistakes That IT Managers Make

    drjim
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    IT managers need to know what mistakes to avoidImage Credit One of the challenges of being an IT manager is that often we get very little IT manager training before we find ourselves being thrust into this position. We may have the IT manager skills needed to do the job, but we may not have the experience. The most important thing that we need to do is to avoid making mistakes. However, before we can do that, we need to know what the most common IT manager mistakes look like… Keep Your Distance As an IT manager, you’ll probably start out with a relatively small team to manage. It can…
  • What If Another IT Manager Just Copied Your Great Innovative Idea?

    drjim
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Hey wait! He just copied your idea…! Image Credit As an IT manager, you are always looking to use your IT manager skills to create innovative ways to do your job. If you can come up with new or different ways for your team to get their work done, then there is a good chance that your management will notice you and either a raise, a promotion, or both will be coming your way. However, we don’t live and work in a vacuum – there is always the chance that just when you’ve come up with a great new idea, another IT manager at your company may roll out the same innovation with their…
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    Mary Elizabeth Bradford - The Career Artisan

  • 4 Things You Must Know if You are Using the Internet to Find Your Next Career Opportunity

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    When I talk with new clients, one thing I almost always hear in our first conversation is that they have been sending out countless resumes over the internet with nearly zero response from potential employers. The internet can be a successful way to find jobs, but if you do it wrong, you can find yourself […]
  • US Services Sector Growth Jumps in July

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    WASHINGTON: Activity in the US services sector jumped in July, with virtually all non-manufacturing industries experiencing growth, the latest sign of building momentum in the American economy. The Institute for Supply Management said on Tuesday (August 5) that its non-manufacturing purchasing managers index jumped 2.7 points, to 58.7 last month – a larger increase than analysts […]
  • Hiring Indicators and Growth Trends in the US Market

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    There are many articles about industry growth popping up lately! I have listed a few articles and links to company hiring trends below. Remember, it doesn’t matter as much who they are hiring, but that they are moving, growing and expanding. 90% of 6-figure positions are never advertised, so use this information as an indicator […]
  • Job Search Cold Calling & Networking: 7 Secrets to Success

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Even the most savvy sales and marketing people can get cold feet when faced with cold calling. After all, no one wants to be rejected, avoided, hung up on, bullied by gatekeepers, or faced with that uncomfortable moment when they realize they just backed someone into a corner by asking them if they are hiring […]
  • 5 Ways to Get You and Your Job Search Out of a Slump… Fast!

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    One of the key areas you may be struggling with as a job seeker is a feeling of rejection. This can cause a real slowdown in your job search activity. Such a downward spiral can happen for a variety of reasons, including: Getting a poor response from companies and/or jobs to which you have submitted […]
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    CAREEREALISM.com

  • 5 Things Successful Job Seekers Do Before Applying For A Job

    Tracey Parsons
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:37 pm
    There are very few things that a job seeker can control in the job search, but choosing to apply for a job is one of them. The positions you choose to apply for should be calculated and focused. Applying for every job on a company’s career site gets you a label… it’s called “serial applier.” Related: 5 Things You Must Do Before Applying For A Job You do not want to be a serial applicant. It is a quick way to enter the deepest, darkest, blackest location of the application black hole. You really want to be discerning about the roles you apply for. To do that, here are a few tips and…
  • 4 Steps To Beating Your Fear Of Failure

    Ariella Coombs
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Everyone fears failure, especially as adults. Think about it: As a kid, you made mistakes and you had some failures. So, naturally, as an adult, you don’t want to experience those negative feelings associated with failing again. Related: How Do I Respond To Being Called A ‘Failure’? According to J.T. O’Donnell, founder and CEO of CAREEREALISM.com, that’s the number one thing that limits your career growth – being afraid of failure. So, what can you do to change your mindset? Here are four steps you can take to beat your fear of failure: 1. Admit You’re Scared Get a piece of…
  • 6 Reasons Why Your Resume Isn’t Getting A Response

    Jessica Holbrook Hernandez
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:45 pm
    It can be hard to ascertain if it’s your resume, the job market, or who knows what else when you’re job searching and your phone just isn’t ringing. I’m sure your mind begins to wander as you anxiously await an employer’s call or e-mail. Many job seekers have called us and said “I think it’s my resume, but I’m not sure ….” After reviewing their documents, I find myself telling them “Yes, it’s your resume” 99% of the time. Related: Top 10 Resume Trends For 2014 So, how do you know if it’s really your resume or if it’s something else? Here are a few…
  • How To Write A Cover Letter That Will Get You Hired

    Jessica Holbrook Hernandez
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:42 pm
    Can you write a cover letter that will actually land you the job? I’m sure there are unique cases where someone has written a cover letter that has played a major role in their candidacy, but to say that universally, a cover letter could get you hired is a pretty far stretch. I think job seekers should instead aim to write a cover letter that gets their resume read—or even plays an instrumental role in getting them the interview. Related: 7 Examples Of Fresh New Ways To Start Your Cover Letter I can tell you with a great deal of certainty that there have been several resume writers that…
  • Follow-Through: The Most Underestimated Career Ingredient

    Tim Windhof
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:04 pm
    One thing career and job hunters certainly do not suffer from is lack of advice. There is a plethora of sources and experts that present the ultimate solution and the quick fix for your resume. You probably read all about the “ultimate career move,” the “latest must have social media network,” “video resumes you need to know about,” if you want to move up the career ladder, and so on. Related: 5 Simple Career Success Factors As a career coach and LinkedIn moderator of a group dealing with Personal Branding, I feel obligated to go through most of these articles no matter how…
 
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    Lindsay Olson

  • 5 Reasons Your Job Search Has Failed

    Lindsay
    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)…
  • 6 Tips to Scoring Your First Internship

    Lindsay
    16 Jun 2014 | 8:59 am
    There’s a circular argument when it comes to getting your first job: you need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get experience. It can be frustrating for freshly graduated 20-somethings to realize employers want more experience than they’ve got.Fortunately, there is one thing you can do to gain experience before you’re ready for your first job:Intern.Internships provide you with real-world job experience, teach you valuable skills that will make you more hireable, and get your foot in the door at a company that might end up offering you a job.Here are some tips to help you…
  • Advancing Your Career through Online Education: How to Do it Right and Do it Well

    Lindsay
    30 May 2014 | 12:44 pm
    This is a post by Sam Peters, a blogger who writes about careers and online education.There are all sorts of ways to advance our careers, and for many people, receiving additional education, whether in the form of a certificate program, or full-on degree, is the best way to go about it. If you want to switch careers completely, going back to school may be absolutely necessary to get your foot in the door.While online programs once carried a stigma, they are now considered a legitimate option for getting a degree. Attending a traditional campus may not be a feasible option for many would-be…
  • Why Women Need to Toot Their Own Horns at Work

    Lindsay
    13 May 2014 | 9:54 am
    There are many statistics out there proving that, despite the fact that we live in “modern times,” women still earn less than men in comparable positions. While it’s easy to put the blame on men, women must take some of the responsibility.Part of the reason we’re earning less is because we’re often reluctant to talk about our accomplishments to our bosses. In a recent conversation on the LinkedIn group, Connect: Professional Women’s Network, Powered by Citi, women discussed the topic.Why We Don’t Talk About OurselvesWhile it’s difficult to lump all women into one…
  • The Path to Professional Success for Women

    Lindsay
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    Gender and pay equality aside, the journey to professional success is quite different for women than it is men, based on the results of an annual survey from Citi and LinkedIn.More Stops Along the WayThe survey results show that women expect to hold multiple jobs — as many as eight — over the course of her career, and that they are more likely than men to transition in their career several times. Add to that maternity leave and time off, and it can take longer for women to succeed careerwise.And if you’re like many women (45%, in fact), you’re in a career that’s different from the…
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    Kontrary by Rebecca Healy (formerly Rebecca Thorman) - Career, Money, and Life Advice

  • What’s In a Name? Feminism After Marriage

    Rebecca Healy
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    I did not take the decision lightly to take my husband’s name. Many people were surprised (because here, here, here, here and here). But I have always known I would change my name, painful as it was to drop my maiden name Thorman, and its matriarchal lineage. In my family, the women are the strong ones, and my mother is very strong. Thorman was my mother’s maiden name, which she came back to after divorcing her first husband, and she never married my father, who later died too early. I was first and foremost always my mother’s daughter and always had the name Thorman. I didn’t always…
  • Don’t Trust Your To-Do List (It’s Crap)

    Rebecca Healy
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    You have the option to listen to this post: One of my productivity secrets is obsessive singular focus. Give me a task, and I’ll put my head down and get ‘er done. Ryan likes to joke that the last time we moved, he left for work from one apartment, came home to a different one, and the location was the only thing different. I’m that good. Once there is a goal in front of me, I throw everything at said goal to achieve it. That time we planned our wedding? Most big rocks were complete in 24 hours. Site redesign? Give me a weekend. Total career change? I need a month, max. One after…
  • How Much Does the Dang Thing Cost? An Honest Accounting of a Modern Wedding

    Rebecca Healy
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    This is Part 2 of talking about my recent marriage. Read Part 1, How to Get Married After a Long-Term Relationship, here. Okay, let’s preface this post right upfront: 1) “Expensive” and “cheap” are relative terms. But know that we live in Washington, DC and it’s one of the wealthiest – and most expensive – places to live in the country, so that’s where our paradigm comes from. 2) We all browse the wedding blogs and Pinterest in anticipation of the big day. As we gain inspiration, our budget gains dollar signs. During my research, I found it exasperating that no one…
  • How to Get Married After a Long-Term Relationship

    Rebecca Healy
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:15 am
    Ryan and I were together almost six years before we got married a few weeks ago. People (like me) enjoy asking long-time couples once they’re married, “Do you feel any different?” And the answer is usually, “Not really.” But I do. For me, marriage is an unknown. I didn’t grow up with an example of marriage or what it meant. My father died when I was in second grade, but even if he had lived, my parents were not married. They loved each other, spent their free time with each other, slept with each other (and then there was me – surprise!), but did not marry each other, for…
  • All the Things I Did Last Year

    Rebecca Healy
    8 Jan 2014 | 9:48 am
    I like to wait until everyone else publishes their New Year’s resolutions, goals and non-resolutions and then publish mine. I want to know I’m not missing out on anything. And, I want to process everything. So first, accomplishments from 2013. I got engaged, which was quite the celebration; kind of like being welcomed into a club I didn’t know existed: “You’re getting married! You’re one of us now!” I didn’t really get the mania, nor did I understand the constant questions of “When is the wedding?” It is the next logical question to ask, but very rarely have I imagined my…
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    TotalPicture Radio

  • Recruiting is Marketing - Daniel Chait, CEO Greenhouse

    Peter Clayton
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    This summer, Peter Clayton, producer/host of TotalPicture Radio, moderated a panel discussion at Quirky in New York City on sourcing strategies — one of his panelists, Daniel Chait, co-founder and CEO of Greenhouse is our guest today for this HR Technology Channel Podcast on TotalPicture Radio. Prior to starting Greenhouse, Dan was cofounder of Lab49, a strategy, design, and technology consulting firm. He is a member of the New York Angels, and teaches a class called "How to Make Hiring a Strength of your Company.
  • Why Do Most Job Ads Read the Same?

    Peter Clayton
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Companies that are able to communicate a message that conveys what it would really be like to work there day-to-day are the ones that will stand out and attract the best talent. Unfortunately, this is difficult to do. In fact, more than half of companies surveyed in Universum's Talent Attraction Barometer listed "differentiation" as their top employer branding challenge."
  • Oracle & SAP Encircle Their On-Premise Base - A Conversation with Bill Kutik

    Peter Clayton
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Hey there's a video version of this podcast too! Visit Bill's show page in the HR Technology channel of TotalPicture Radio www.totalpicture.com. Bill Kutik is HR Technology Columnist, leading independent industry analyst - co-chair emeritus of the 17th Annual HR Technology Conference & Expo - and Host of the Bill Kutik Radio Show.
  • Karan Girotra: The Risk Driven Business Model

    Peter Clayton
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:11 am
    At a time when business model innovation is flourishing as never before, The Risk-Driven Business Model (Harvard Business Review Press) by INSEAD professors Karan Girotra and Serguei Netessine reveals how new startups and large established companies alike are designing or redesigning their business models to better tolerate risk and outpace competitors.
  • Shannon Smedstad - Branding for Influence, Not Just Mass Appeal

    Peter Clayton
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    Peter Clayton speaks with Shannon on How to Create, Promote and Support Recruiter Buy-In to Embrace Social Media. Interview recorded at the TMA Social/Mobile Recruiting Conference in New York City.
 
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    Blue Sky Resumes Blog

  • Tough Interview Questions: Tell Me About Yourself

    Louise Fletcher
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    It’s the interview question we all dread, but the truth is that “tell me about yourself” is actually a wonderful opportunity to take control of the interview. Here’s how …
  • Are You Too Private to be on LinkedIn?

    Louise Fletcher
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Do you shudder at the thought of posting your career history online? If so, you’re not alone. I frequently hear from people who refuse to join LinkedIn for privacy reasons. That’s your right, but you must understand the implications of this decision. By refusing to post your information on LinkedIn because of privacy concerns, you are a) opting out of the largest and most vibrant recruitment marketplace in the world and b) creating the perception that you are behind the times. Recruiters use LinkedIn more than any other tool It’s simply a fact that a huge percentage of the word’s…
  • How to beat resume screening systems: 3 easy ways to get your resume into the hands of a real human being.

    Louise Fletcher
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    What are resume screening systems and why are they bad for job seekers? Automated resume screening systems became popular during the late 1990s, into the early 2000s and now almost any sizeable company uses one. If you’ve ever uploaded your resume online, or filled in an online application form, you’ve encountered one. These screening systems remove the need for a human being to review every single resume that comes in. So for recruiters and HR folks, they’re a lifesaver. But for you, they’re a real problem. That’s because a computer can never be as good as a human at spotting the…
  • How to Write a Great Interior Design Resume

    Louise Fletcher
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    Are you struggling with your resume? Finding it hard to come up with creative ideas, even though that’s what you do for a living every day? Don’t worry – you’re far from alone in this. Most interior designers struggle to sell themselves effectively. But your lack of a killer resume is hurting your career and ensuring that you are being passed over for people who are often less qualified. I specialize in resume writing for creative professions, and in this post I want to show you my top 5 secrets for creating a killer interior design resume. Interior Design Resume Secret #1: Know Your…
  • Attitude is Everything

    Louise Fletcher
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    “You’re evil” spat the woman’s voice, “you should be ashamed of yourself.” I had been half-listening to voice mails while also answering emails, but this one got my full attention. “How do you live with yourself?” she went on “taking advantage of all those poor job seekers out there while you lie by your swimming pool soaking up the sun.” (Swimming pool?) After some more angry vitriol, the anonymous caller got to the point. She had signed up for our free resume writing course and was angry to learn that, as well as giving away lots of free information, we had stuff for…
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    Sweet Careers Consulting

  • Make Your School Year Great With These 4 Tips

    Sweet - aka Grace Kutney
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Welcome Back! We’re hoping you have an amazing school year! Here are some really easy, but often forgotten, tips for making this year especially great. Forward your school email account If you don’t regularly check your school email account, remember to forward it to your primary account (the one you check regularly), or to set up your primary account to pull your school account’s emails. I know you probably get a LOT of email from your school that you don’t necessarily want flooding your regular account, but you can also miss a lot of important information and news if…
  • Five Ways to Misinterpret Job Hunting Tips

    Sweet - aka Grace Kutney
    17 Jun 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Guest Author: JobTonic.com – job search site. Only actual vacancies in the USA available for you. Website: www.jobtonic.com So, here you are, a young specialist who has just graduated from college, or you’re someone who has just been downsized – in other words, you’re a job seeker. In today’s tough economic times, being unemployed can be very stressful, which can sometimes make the job market pretty intense and complicated. With a so many different tips and tricks being shared, it is easy to get it all wrong and spoil your job search instead of making it successful. So,…
  • Questions Answered: I’m on academic probation; will I still get a job?

    Sweet - aka Grace Kutney
    19 May 2014 | 7:05 am
    Question: I am finishing my freshman year in college as a computer science major. I did really well in high school and have always been a good student (like 4.0 from sophomore to senior year in hs) but suddenly I am failing!! I am now on academic probation and if I don’t raise my gradse then I’d be kicked out! My classmates and parents tell me this will make it impossible to get an internship or get a job. Will this ruin my chances to get a internship or a job??? ~ Ju-won P., Portland, OR Answer: First things, first. We need to determine the root cause of your failing grades. In…
  • Networking in College, an Interview with David Bradford

    Sweet - aka Grace Kutney
    12 May 2014 | 7:05 am
    We had the opportunity to ask David Bradford, “The Bottlecap Kid”, for networking advice for college students and young professionals. His advice is practical and realistic; check it out. SC: What are practical ways for college freshmen to begin networking? David: Be curious. Ask lots of questions. Find areas of commonality. When that happens, trust forms and magic can happen. SC: How can college students, who are at the start of their careers, be “givers” in a professional relationship? David: Offer to intern for free. Ask to shadow a great professional for the day. Offer to…
  • Goal Setting, Job Searching, and Sweet Careers

    Sweet - aka Grace Kutney
    11 May 2014 | 6:49 am
    I was recently interviewed by Linda Abraham from Accepted.com. Since 1994, Accepted.com has provided admissions consulting to college and graduate applicants. Be sure to follow Linda on Twitter for a wide range of resources for applicants to college, MBA, law, medical & grad schools. Listen to my interview. You may also be interested in: 5 Steps For A Successful LinkedIn Profile 5 Strategies for Discovering and Cleaning Up Digital Dirt Hurting Your Job Search Questions Answered: Should I date my co-worker? Writing a Powerful LinkedIn Summary What Is A Career Plan
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    Success Circuit

  • Tim Russ – Star Trek: Voyager’s Tuvok

    Michelle
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    Many people have enjoyed viewing Star Trek over the years and the different extensions from the original series. One of the most loved and revered races is likely to be the Vulcans. One actor who is well versed in the Vulcan lore is Tim Russ, famed for playing Tuvok in Star Trek: Voyager but may be better known […]
  • Curt Mega – Chaos Theory: A Review

    Michelle
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    Have you ever watched everything that an actor you admire has been in and thought that every piece of their work was fabulous? I haven’t! I am actually talking about Curt Mega, an American actor who is known to Glee viewers as Warbler Nick. Although his role in Glee was not huge, he played the […]
  • Tim Wynne – The Secret Life Of A Primary School Teacher

    Michelle
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Have you ever wondered about how much you may actually know some one that you may talk to every day? How much of people’s lives do they actually allow us to see? After working with Tim Wynne for some time, I came to the realisation that there is more to this gentleman than meets the […]
  • Drew Nelson – Total Drama Island Actor Fights The Strain

    Michelle
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Sometimes actors are better know for their voices than their faces, this is the case with actor Drew Nelson who has appeared in shows such as Suits, Supernatural, Smallville, Flashpoint, Rookie Blue, Lost Girl and Fringe. However, most people will know this Canadian actor for his role as Duncan in Total Drama Island. Could you […]
  • Josh Price – Putting His Passion into Action

    Michelle
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:55 pm
    We are often approached by individuals and companies asking to be guests on our site. We usually say ‘no thank you’ but in the case of Sebastian Gregory, a devoted SuccessCircuit.com reader and talented writer, it seemed like a natural progression. Sebastian conducted his debut interview with actor Josh Price who is better known for […]
 
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    LUCareerServices To Go

  • 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…
  • Lawrence Scholars in Business (LSB) Internship Reflections-Andrew Borresen

    LU Career Center
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:16 am
    Greetings again from Chicago! As I begin this brief update on my exciting internship with the National Basketball Retired Players Association, I cannot help but marvel at how quickly the first month of my summer with the association has gone. On second thought, this feeling can probably be attributed to the heavy, engaging workload that I have been assigned. I guess you could consider me a unique intern as this summer represents a rotational experience with the NBRPA, which means I am getting a wide array of experience in several departments. Thus far, I have been quite active in Operations,…
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    Dan Erwin

  • Do We Really Need Government?

    Dan Erwin
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Milton Friedman once said that “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there’d be a shortage of sand.” The initial driver of this blog is a statement of similar ilk by a resident of my apartment who said that we don’t really need government--and we’d be better off without it. That’s what we’re hearing now from those of extreme Libertarian bent in Silicon Valley. But in this blog I have three objectives that both include and go beyond those simplistic and stupid responses. I intend to suggest by historical data that government is one of…
  • Nine Rules for Successful Personal Change

    Dan Erwin
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    In several  of her astute blogs, Rosabeth Kanter of Harvard Business School, writes about change and emphasizes the difficulties of what she labels the "miserable middle."  Put it this way, it isn't change that does you in, it's the transition from where you are to where you want to get to.  My clients have spoken to me often about the difficulty of their changes: getting a new boss, getting a new role, gaining new subordinates, working across different disciplines--and on and on. There are times when I think that I've lived a charmed…
  • Is Everything Actually Negotiable?

    Dan Erwin
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The research finds that far more things are negotiable than most imagine. Indeed, even though the economy is picking up, I've found that haggling is still very, very possible.  Indeed, my basic rule is that you can barter or haggle for just about anything. In today's world, where the notion of job security has become a farce, haggling provides another means for some setting aside some "f--k you money." But it's still amazing how few are willing to haggle. A few months ago I was conversing with a woman whose kids had rented a home, they thought, in one of the…
  • The Best, But Most Underused Personal Development Strategy

    Dan Erwin
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    In the military, where the notion of debriefings originated, personnel returning from a mission are questioned thoroughly. Sometimes gently, sometimes aggressively. Their interviewers want to make certain that everything they've noticed and learned has been evaluated and shared with the right people. That's among the fundamental reasons that the US military has the finest and most well-trained forces in the world. However, you don't have to agree with the popular notion of business as guerilla warfare to benefit from personal debriefing. Furthermore, the less you associate…
  • The Wasted Attention to Human Foibles

    Dan Erwin
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    Some time ago I heard David Brooks comment that the American public pays way too much attention to human foibles.  And in an astute Journal article, Joe Queenan argued the same case. The Obama impeachment fantasy is another case in point.  I learned years ago that paying much attention to a politician's foibles, especially when the person was near genius policy-wise, and the country needed his or her expertise, was often a horrible waste.  Richard Nixon, a documented dissembler, eventually had to go because of the Watergate Scandal, yet his contributions to international…
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    The Insider's Interview Blog

  • Sep 2, Marketing Manager Job Description

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Comprehensive and easy-to-use marketing manager job description. Complete list of duties, tasks, job requirements and competencies for a marketing manager position. Excellent resources for both employers and job seekers.
  • Sep 1, Accepting a Job Offer - what to do before you sign on the dotted line

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    A practical guide to accepting a job offer. How to evaluate the offer, negotiate the job offer and write a formal acceptance letter. Everything you need to secure the job you want.
  • Aug 30, Winning Interview Thank You Letters

    30 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Interview thank you letters are an essential step in your job search process.Put yourself ahead of the competition by sending a well written and enthusiastic thank you letter within 24 hours of your job interview. Adapt one of these many sample thank you letters for your own use.
  • Aug 29, Easy-to-Use Housekeeping Job Description

    29 Aug 2014 | 11:06 am
    This comprehensive housekeeping job description clearly lists all the duties and requirements for a housekeeper position. Employers can adapt this job description for their own use or job seekers can refer to it to develop a winning resume and job application.
  • Aug 28, Entry Level Accounting Resume

    28 Aug 2014 | 1:00 pm
    How to write a convincing entry level accounting resume.Know what to include in your resume and how to format it to get the best results. Entry level job applications can be challenging, find out how to develop the right resume.
 
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    thehiringsite.careerbuilder.com

  • It’s Time to Rethink HR: Introducing the Talent Advisor Portal

    Stephanie Gaspary
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Forget what you think you know about HR… it’s all about to change. Introducing the new Talent Advisor Portal, an online hub of exclusive content designed to empower you with the insight necessary to go from HR professional to Talent Advisor. Think of it as HR…in HD. What is a Talent Advisor? A Talent Advisor is the future of HR: someone who takes a proactive, strategic role in an organization’s talent management needs; understands the crucial role software, data and technology play in finding the right people at the right time; and is seen as a strategic business partner, aligning…
  • Sports-Related Jobs Grow 12.6 Percent, Outpace Overall Job Market

    Mary Lorenz
    1 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Here’s a stat you won’t find on SportsCenter: Jobs in sports-related industries have increased by 12.6 percent between 2010 and 2014, while the overall national job market grew by 5.5 percent, according to a new report from CareerBuilder and EMSI. Sports-related jobs also demand higher-than-average salaries, with average earnings of $78,455 per year, compared to the national average of $57,947. One needn’t be a sports fan to appreciate this news, however: As sports-related jobs increase, they create more jobs in other occupations and industries. For instance: 100 new jobs in…
  • How the Emmys Reinforced Workplace Gender Stereotypes

    Mary Lorenz
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:06 am
    Though many are calling the Emmys producers “sexist” for a stunt that put actress Sofia Vergara on a pedestal to be ogled by viewers, that moment was hardly the only offensive part of the night. Just a couple hours earlier, on the red carpet, E! reporters (and I use the term loosely) were subtly reinforcing gender stereotypes. According to Mic.com, there was a vast difference between the questions these “journalists” asked men and the questions they asked women: Men, for the most part, are asked about their work (with perhaps a glancing reference to their tuxedos) while…
  • The White House Eases Up Its Dress Code — Should You?

    Deanna Hartley
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    There’s no denying that President Obama looks formal and flawless every time he makes a public appearance. But should the same strict formal dress code apply to his staff? His chef? What about the guy who fixed healthcare.gov? I get it — it totally depends. But as even the White House appears to be lightening up when it comes to enforcing a strict dress code on certain personnel, it’s time to revive the age-old debate about whether formal dress codes should still play a significant role in today’s workplace. Take this example: You may better know Mikey Dickerson…
  • Leadership Lessons from ‘Life Itself’

    Mary Lorenz
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    Long before there was Team Bill or Team Eric, Team Jacob and Team Edward, or Team Peeta and Team Gale, America was caught in a love triangle between two other men: Siskel and Ebert. But even members of Team Siskel can appreciate “Life Itself,” the documentary based on Roger Ebert’s memoir of the same name. The movie follows Ebert during his last few months of life and looks back at his storied career as a film critic and pop culture icon. What makes “Life Itself” so fascinating is that it doesn’t sugarcoat Ebert’s struggles with alcoholism, his tempestuous relationship with…
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    Harrison Barnes

  • The Importance of Unlearning

    Harrison Barnes
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    We perceive life as being constantly in motion and in a forward state of progress. Further, as humans, we are all designed for growth and for movement. As long as each of us is growing and progressing, we experience a sense of satisfaction and a sense of meaning or purpose in our lives. Once we stop growing, we start feeling a sense of stagnation and our lives become much less satisfying to us. In nature, when something stops moving, it’s typically getting ready to die. In order to experience success in our lives, we must focus on personal growth, as an incredibly important activity,…
  • Experience a Breakthrough By Confronting Your Pain

    Harrison Barnes
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    One of the darkest moments of my life came during my second year of high school when I was living in Bangkok, Thailand. I was sitting in my bedroom in an apartment building, looking at a backpack filled with all sorts of school work I needed to do that evening. I was failing most of my classes and was very unhappy as a result. I realized if I continued on the same path I was on, I would inevitably be presented with the worst life had to offer. I had the same backpack for several years. Each day after school, I would take my books home from school and would refuse to study. Over the course…
  • From Reactive to Proactive

    Harrison Barnes
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    In From Reactive to Proactive – High Impact Strategic HR, author Susan Quinn talks about what HR professionals and HR departments need to do to make themselves an integral part of the organization. Quinn is an associate professor of business at the Bissett School of Business, which is part of Mount Royal University in Calgary, Canada. With her extensive experience in the HR field, she talks about how HR professionals can build a truly strategic HR department by being transformational and focusing on providing value for service. – Harrison From Reactive to Proactive Contents 1…
  • Consciousness, Mindlessness and Your Career

    Harrison Barnes
    30 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    “It is against state policy to pave over a deer,” said an engineer for the department. “If in fact the deer was in the work area, it should have been removed before the work was done.” Associated Press, August 22, 1996, reporting on road workers who failed to see, and thus paved over a dead deer. We often fail to notice things in our immediate environment, especially things we aren’t expecting to see. Despite the animal’s lying right in the middle of the road, the Pennsylvania highway crew paved directly over it. Why? Because they simply didn’t expect to see it there.
  • Appreciate Those Around You

    Harrison Barnes
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Back when I was around 21 years old, my best friend Joe Friendmann and I used to hang out in Downtown Detroit on Thursday nights. There were bars that were set up in old river boats, and a ton of other young college students who had grown up around Detroit would head down to these boats and meet up there. It was a lot of fun for the most part and it was always enjoyable to catch up with people I had grown up with. This was something I looked forward to each week. Detroit has a bad reputation in many respects and it is mostly for good reasons. I remember we would generally have to park at…
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    WorkingKind

  • What women could learn from Burning Man

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    By Vickie Elmer Naked men twirling fire and naked women dancing.  Castles and costumes, pirates drinking tequila and bicycles decked in neon lights. Strangers wandering...
  • The full platter approach

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
      “When you have a full plate, get a platter.” -Rev. Argentina Glasgow   I heard this quote from a woman who was asked to...
  • Boomerang: Questions before you return to an employer

    admin
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:57 am
    By Vickie Elmer Steve Jobs returned back to Apple, the company he co-founded. So did Howard Schultz at Starbucks. – as well as many others in...
  • Prime time for ethical decisions

    admin
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:27 am
    By Vickie Elmer Timing matters – especially in deciding ethical questions. Morning people who make tough ethical choices in as the sun slides over the...
  • Giving away success

    admin
    1 Jul 2014 | 2:25 am
    “You aren’t a true success unless you’re helping others be successful.” -Jon Gordon, author of The Energy Bus and his new book The Carpenter Among...
 
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    careerdoctor.org

  • Why Isn’t Career Counseling Working for Me?

    adminCD
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    A Guest Post by Nisa Chitakasem You’ve been working with a career counselor for a while, but you aren’t seeing any results. With each passing session you feel like you’re wasting a lot of time and money. You’re not moving forward in your career and you’re wondering why this relationship isn’t everything you thought it would be. Too often we turn up to see a life/career coach and we expect everything to be automatically wonderful. Did we even stop to think about what we wanted out of the sessions or why we were going in the first place? You must be clear on…
  • Career Change from Factory Worker to Real Estate

    Randall
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Johannah writes: I am 46 and thinking of changing my job from factory worker to real estate. I am currently taking a class for real estate. and have been offered jobs by two people. I am presently working where I have insurance and medical benefits. Do you think I should take benefits into consideration for the amount of money I should ask for? I won’t be able to get commission until I get my licenses. Do they usually offer benefits to people who plan to be a licensed salesperson in real estate? I am not sure just what to expect and what I should beware of. I had asked for part-time,…
  • Portraying Military Job as Applicable in Civilian World

    Randall
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:44 am
    Zachery writes: I have just retired as a jet-engine mechanic from the US Air Force. I am experienced in all phases of repair troubleshooting, trimming, buildup, and management of aircraft and jet-engine repair. My question is: how does this experience translate into a career in the civilian sector? The Career Doctor responds: The first thing I want you to do is consider all your transferable skills – not just your mechanical skills, but also all those other skills related to being in the military. The second step is to go and visit some of the sites listed at Quintessential Careers: Job…
  • Lack of Response to Online Applications

    Randall
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Anonymous writes: I have been searching online for a job in a particular geographical region for the past few months and have been surprised by the number of submissions to which I get no response at all. I would expect at least an acknowledgment of receipt. Is this a new trend in online recruiting due to the number of responses companies receive, or should I be concerned that I am not projecting myself correctly? Or, even that the companies are not receiving my email? The Career Doctor responds: Not having quite enough information, let me see if I can still help you and give you some useful…
  • Researching Computer-Science Field

    Randall
    29 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Brian writes: I am looking for any information on computer-science-related careers. I need to find out a job description, training required, duties or responsibilities, salary, and job outlook. Could you help me with any of this information? The Career Doctor responds: Computer and high-tech careers remain high up on all the lists I’ve seen for the fastest growing jobs in the U.S. Some of the top job classifications include: Computer Scientists, Computer Engineers, and Systems Analysts Computer Support Specialists Database Administrators You might want to take a spin at some of the…
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    Quintessential Resumes & Cover Letters Blog

  • Add This Gem to Your Resume-Accomplishments Toolbox

    adminQRCL
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    Accomplishments is one of the topics we post about most often.  It’s that important. Too many job-seekers still don’t understand that duties and responsibilities in resumes, cover letters and interviews are not persuasive to employers; achievements, results, and metrics (whenever possible) are what sells. I recently graded resumes submitted by my college students, who were all adults. Most of them framed their professional experiences in terms of duties and responsibilities, often copying and pasting their current job descriptions wholesale. The job description is the minimum. Employers…
  • Time to Start Thinking About Updating Your Resume – And Avoiding Common Mistakes

    adminQRCL
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    Update Your Resume Month isn’t until September, but as Laura DeCarlo, president of the organization that founded the month, notes: “It’s far too easy to wait to update the resume. But, then when it is needed, the individual is left scrambling to remember all the accomplishments, accolades, and training that need to be added. Instead, plan to spend time at least once a year on an update while the knowledge is fresh.” To that end, the organization, Career Directors International (CDI) shares these four major mistakes that should be avoided when writing or updating the resume.
  • Beware of Resume Infographics

    adminQRCL
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:29 am
    Grammerly, producers of a popular automated proofreader, has just released a well-intentioned infographic entitled “Watch Your Words in the Job Search!” As Nikolas Baron writes in a post introducing the infographic, “the Grammarly team collected 500 active job postings, including marketing and engineering jobs, from the top 100 most profitable companies in the United States” and then “assessed how each company used language in these listings to express hiring priorities.” I saw immediate problems with this methodology. First, job postings are notoriously badly written. You can…
  • Meaty and Free Academic Journal Offered: Chock Full of Resume, Cover-Letter Guidance

    adminQRCL
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:38 am
    Long-time (30 years!) resume writers and career experts Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark recently guest-edited a special issue of the Career Planning and Adult Development Journal: Career Communications: The Now, the New, and the Next in Resumes, Cover Letters, LinkedIn Profiles…and more and loaded it with current advice on career communications – resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, bios, networking conversations, and interview messages. While this is a scholarly journal, the articles are perfectly accessible to the layperson. A few of the articles are more directed to career…
  • Despite More Forgiving Climate, Strive for Error-Free Resume and Cover Letter

    adminQRCL
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:51 am
    Is your resume free from errors? Results of a new survey of hiring managers shows (sadly) that resume errors are not viewed as harshly as in the past.   Call it the Texting Effect. Less than 10 years ago, almost half (47 percent) of all hiring managers stated that just ONE error on a job candidate’s resume resulted in the candidate being eliminated from consideration. In the most recent survey, released last week by Accountemps, fewer than one-in-five (17 percent) hiring managers would trash a resume with one error. The specific question asked of senior managers: “How many…
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    Movin' On Up

  • How You Can Thrive in Today’s Changing Workforce

    admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    For millions of workers, the fixed schedule full-time 40 hour workweek is a thing of the past. Looking for greater flexibility and new opportunities, job seekers are turning away from the traditional employer-employee relationship and eight to five work day. The number of temporary workers, independent contingent workers, and freelancers is increasing to record highs in the U.S., defying previous economic trends. A study from MBO partners, a support system for independent professionals, found that all U.S. independent workers totaled 17.7 million in 2013, a 10% increase from MBO’s first…
  • Associate Spotlight: Anthony Tamporello

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
    Movin’ On Up takes pride in recognizing outstanding Express Employment Professionals associates who’ve been acknowledged by one of our Express offices. Every associate we put to work has a story to tell, and we want to celebrate the accomplishments of the individuals who come to work for us. This month’s associate spotlight recognizes an associate who never gives up despite the most unexpected of obstacles – Anthony Tamporello from the Covington, LA Express office. A Hard Worker Born and raised in New Orleans, Anthony Tamporello has always been a go-getter. After serving five…
  • Top Rated Job Search Tools

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Finding a job and scouring the job boards can often be a time-consuming, frustrating, and confusing ordeal. With hundreds of job boards online and even more want ads in the newspapers, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. Where do you even start? How do you know where to look? How do you avoid scam sites or “pay” sites? We’ve compiled a list of helpful sites we think are the best places for job seekers to use their time wisely. While every job seeker is different and has different needs and priorities, these tools are a great place to start if you’re looking for a job. 1. Job…
  • 3 Tips for Recovering From Being Fired

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Being fired can feel like the ultimate hit to your career, and it’s easy to think you’ll never recover. But, that’s not always the case. Despite the immediate emotions you may feel, losing your job doesn’t have to be so overwhelming. As Paul Anderson, managing director of career management and job search firm ProLango Consulting Inc, told US News, “You shouldn’t hold onto the belief that you’re damaged goods or that another employer won’t offer you a more satisfying career option. Sometimes it really is a blessing…Just take advantage of that self-reflection…
  • Heading to Work? Three Tips for Back to School Driving Safety

    admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    It’s the time of year when most people have returned from summer vacation and kids are back in school. Due to the start of the school year, roads will be more crowded during your daily commute, and school zone rules will be strictly enforced. So, it’s especially important to focus on the safety of children, yourself, and other drivers as traffic increases. Here are three tips to help you stay safe on the roads. Adjust your commute time. If school has already started in your area, your commute time has likely become longer. Now is the time of year to reevaluate the time it takes you to get…
 
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    Executive Resume Services

  • Changing Seasons Means Revamped Strategies

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    Well, it’s happened again. The relentless wheel of history has rolled into another season, and that’s actually a pretty positive thing because every new season is a great reason to look at what you are doing, decide what needs to change, and set some strategic goals that will get you where you want to be. Look At What You Are Doing It doesn’t matter if we are talking about your job search, your workplace, or the balance between your home and career. Everyone needs to look at what they are currently doing and see the good points along with the bad. Write it down and celebrate…
  • 5 Tips For Updating Your LinkedIn Profile

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    LinkedIn is one of the most important places to have an online presence because it is currently the top networking site for professionals of many industries. This is where a potential employer will look you up to see if you are a good fit for the job opening and where many people find the connections that bring them a career. It’s a very valuable resource and worth taking the time to make sure your LinkedIn profile is complete and contemporary. If your profile is out of date or incomplete, how is being on this vital networking site doing you any good? In fact, an out of date, incomplete…
  • How Much Will Not Having A Good Resume Cost?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    Many times, someone will look at the price of having a professional resume writer develop their resume and wonder if it is worth the cost. There’s a way to put the cost of a professional resume service into perspective: How much will it cost you to stay unemployed and searching for a job? Say you are hoping to find a job that pays $52,000 a year to make this exercise easy. That means your pay before taxes is $1,000 because there are 52 weeks in a year. If you have been looking for a job and nobody is calling you back, your resume usually has a lot to do with that, so your current resume…
  • 3 Reasons Why A Critique Is A Good Thing

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Criticism is kind of painful, because nobody likes to be wrong. But without constructive criticism we’d all be in a fantasy world assuming everything is fine and wondering why things aren’t happening the way we imagined they would. Particularly when it comes to your career, criticism is a valuable tool. But that tool has to be in the hands of somebody who knows how to use it for your benefit. A Professional Critique of Your Resume/Cover Letter Does 3 Things Professional Perspective – A Professional Resume/Cover Letter Critique should be just that: professional. You want…
  • How To Fix Interview Mistakes

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    It happens to everybody: You make a mistake about something during your important interview. It my the way you dressed for the occasion and you went too formal or too casual. It might be addressing your interviewer by the wrong name. There are lots of ways a candidate can make a mistake, and it’s true that a mistake can possibly cost you the job. It’s also true that the way you respond to your own mistakes can be what makes the interview successful and gets you the job. Mistakes Can Be Opportunities Everyone makes mistakes, but those who are confident enough to admit their mistake…
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    Mystic Madness

  • Salary Negotiation Dos and Don’ts

    admin22
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:01 pm
    The way you negotiate your salary whether as a first time employee or an experienced worker will determine whether your prospective employer will accept your offer or reject it. There is no doubt that talks about salary can be uncomfortable for some employees but it is an unavoidable necessity and you have to learn how to do it without having any shame because it is what you will work for. If you are not properly paid, you will regret it afterwards or you will not be happy working for your employer. This is why you should ensure that you are paid a salary commensurable to your job…
  • How to Negotiate Your Salary

    admin22
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:32 am
    Some businesses or companies have a fixed salary structure for all their staffs. This means they don't negotiate salaries with their new employees. They are paid according to their salary structure. In such a company, if you are not happy with your salary, you will simply reject the offer. However in some companies, this is not the case. There is no fixed salary structure for any employee. During your interview, the applicants are given the opportunity by their prospective employers to negotiate their salary with them. For many applicants who know how to negotiate salary, this is an…
  • How to Socialize with Your Colleagues at Work

    admin22
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:30 am
    Now that you have gotten your an employment, it is important that you learn how to work in a team. Definitely, you will not be working alone in your office. There are other employees who are either highly placed in rank above you or who are working under you. Whether they are below you in rank or above, it is important that you know how to build a strong social relationship with them. It is difficult to work with other people if you don't have a healthy relationship with them. Even if the nature of your work demands that you work alone or that you have your own separate office, you still…
  • How to Behave at Your First Job

    admin22
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:17 pm
    You have gone for the interview and have been waiting for the result. But unexpectedly, you get your employment letter and you are required to start immediately. You are happy but at the same time fidgeting because this is your first job in life and you don't know the responsibility that will be given to you  or what to do in your first job post. Relax! There is no need to be afraid. You are not the only person in this condition. This article is for you. The tips given here will be of help to you. Here are some of the tips that you should apply in order to help you know the right…
  • Interview Dos

    admin22
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:03 am
    If you are going for an interview, here are some of the acceptable manner of behavior that you should put up. Dress properly for the interview: One thing that you should not joke with or overlook is your dressing. When you are going for an interview, it is important that you dress appropriately. Don't put on casual wear. Dress as if you are going to work. The best appropriate dressing to wear is a suit or corporate attire. Dressing properly is different putting on expensive dressing. Ensure that your clothes are neat and that you look neat yourself. Barb or do your hair properly. Ensure…
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    Ask The Headhunter

  • Can I trust Glassdoor reviews?

    Nick Corcodilos
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:44 am
    In the September 2, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a burned employee sparks controversy about anonymous employer “reviews” on Glassdoor.com: Have you ever written about Glassdoor reviews? Based in part on positive reviews I read about a start-up company on Glassdoor, I accepted a job. This company was nothing like it presented itself to be. It […]
  • Resume Blasphemy

    Nick Corcodilos
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    In the August 26, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job seeker asks whether I’m serious about the Working Resume: I recently stumbled upon your website and found it most useful. Thank you for sharing your insights and advice. I am starting to implement them in my job search. With respect to the Working Resume […]
  • How and when to reject a job interview

    Nick Corcodilos
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    When I answer readers’ questions, we don’t usually learn about the outcome. In this week’s edition, a reader follows up and we see what happens when someone takes my advice. In the August 19, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job seeker interviews an employer before the interview: I have been invited to interview for […]
  • An insider’s biggest beefs with employment testing

    Nick Corcodilos
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Last fall I was tickled to publish the first guest author in the Ask The Headhunter Bookstore: Dr. Erica Klein, who wrote Employment Tests: Get The Edge. The book stemmed from enormous interest in a short article Erica wrote for the Guest Voices section of the Ask The Headhunter website. I asked Erica to turn […]
  • How employers help scammers steal your Social Security number

    Nick Corcodilos
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    It was inevitable: Scammers are stealing job seekers’ identities using over-the-top interview protocols established by employers to gather sensitive personal data. Have employers gone too far demanding too much of job applicants before they even need the information? Great news! A well-known employer in your area sends you an e-mail saying it wants to interview […]
 
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    Career Sherpa

  • Always Customize Your LinkedIn Invitation to Connect

    Hannah Morgan
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:32 am
    You’ve heard you should always customize your LinkedIn invitation to connect, but I bet you didn’t know this secret.  In the early days of LinkedIn, before mobile, it wasn’t hard to figure out how to customize your invitation to connect with someone. But times have changed and even I have accidentally sent an invitation without tailoring it first. The Default Message Is A Turn-off Many LinkedIn users complain about the impersonal invitations they receive. And so did I. But no longer. I think we need to give people the benefit of the doubt. Here’s why. LinkedIn…
  • Summary Sunday: Let’s Talk, Shall We?

    Hannah Morgan
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
    Communication is vital to your success during job search AND your career. Here are three articles to help you get better results in almost any situation! My Summary Sunday pulls together some of my favorite tweeted articles from the past week or so (follow me on Twitter and you can gain instant access, if you want.) Follow @careersherpa At the bottom of this post you can see everything I’ve shared on social media. By the way, I’ve read or skimmed every article I share to ensure it delivers, isn’t spammy or too self-promotional. Don’t Be Nervous I dread walking into a…
  • The College Student’s Back-to-school Checklist

    Hannah Morgan
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    As millions of students head off to college this month, it seems appropriate to create a checklist of things every college student should know and that parents may not have mentioned. This list isn’t a check list of dorm items or hacks for managing college life. It is a practical guide with four important points to maximize short and long term academic and life success. Technology You’ve got your laptop, tablet and smartphone ready to go. But be forewarned. Not every professor wants to see the top of your head from behind your laptop. Even though you may be entering important dates or…
  • Don’t Run With the Pack: Use An Infographic Resume

    Hannah Morgan
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:32 am
    If you are like 71 percent of the US population, you’re looking for a new job. Instead of doing the same-old, same-old, lift some ideas from today’s hot marketing trends and stand out! Apply Today’s Top Marketing Trends To Your Job Search Job search is all about self-promotion, marketing and sales. Yuck! But before you reject the idea, take a look at some of the trends and how you can use them in your job search. (They aren’t all that salesy!) You are going to need to step outside your comfort zone. Are you ready to think about yourself as a product or service? Can you…
  • New Source of Hire Results from 2013

    Hannah Morgan
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:52 am
    What does source of hire mean? It means, how are companies filling open jobs? In other words, where do companies look and post to find candidates? That’s what CareerXroads asked companies for the 13th year. I share this information with you so that you can look at the data and use it to adjust what you are doing to look for your next job opportunity. Important To Note: CareerXroads results come from 50 very large companies (some with over 200,000). If you do not want to work for a mega-large company, then these results may not be quite on target. You may want to refer to the study by…
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    Pollock Spark

  • Installations in Scotland: A chocolate room and weeping girls

    michaelpollock
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    In July we went for a walk in a woodland park near Edinburgh, Scotland.  The beautiful natural setting is home to a collection of site-specific sculptures created by major artists including Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley and Ian Hamilton Finlay.The works are serious, conceptual, and each is sited in contextual relevance to its particular position among the trees. There is a tiny walled cemetery, a 50 foot shotgun leaning on a tree, there are rocks balancing in trees, a group of weeping girls by Laura Ford (one is pictured), a subterranean amethyst-lined cell and a massive earthwork of swirls…
  • Does the ad biz fuel evilness?

    michaelpollock
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    I saw noir movie bad guy actor Dan Duryea recently as a decidedly unpleasant character slapping Joan Bennet around in Fritz Lang’s 1945 movie Scarlet Street. I looked him up and found that he cited his experience working in advertising agency N W Ayer as providing the inspiration for his career playing evil characters!  He had left advertising and become an actor after a heart attack when his doctors told him to get a job doing something he liked better!  Here is his story in his own words: “I looked in the mirror and knew with my “puss” and 155-pound weakling body, I…
  • More on Zoella – what a vlogger can earn

    michaelpollock
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    The May Sparkings featured a YouTube vlogger star called Zoella – now the Financial Times has featured her in this fascinating portrait.  You’ll learn how she got started at vlogging, and how she manages now she’s 24.  And here is the kicker for those who still think that YouTubing is penny ante stuff, the FT shows how Zoella could be earning several hundred thousand pounds a year in ad revenue. And don’t forget to multiply those pounds by 1.7 to get to US$. The post More on Zoella – what a vlogger can earn appeared first on Pollock Spark.
  • My kind of selfie: a nice testimonial

    michaelpollock
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
      This summer I had the pleasure and privilege of helping a fine London animation company to focus its approach to the US market.  When we were done, I asked if they were happy with the project and would consider writing a testimonial.  This is what I received in return.   “Having had the pleasure of working together with Michael recently, I can only say that he has brought both imagination, clarity and empowering solutions to BeAnimation. His ability to understand and address the complicated aspirations of our company in it’s overall goal to renew our relationship with the US…
  • What is burnout really? And how to prevent it.

    michaelpollock
    24 Jun 2014 | 11:57 am
    Burn out.  What is that exactly?  What to do about it? I heard from a big employer recently that some of his staff were suffering from burn out.  It made me wonder what it is exactly, how it manifests.  I suspect it is a blanket term that covers the following types of scenarios “I am really tired – working late nights and weekends and not getting any time off.  My energy is low and my focus is failing.  It gets hard to drag myself back in to work.” “I have been working for this place about 18 months now. When I got the job it seemed really exciting, with terrific creative…
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    Undercover Recruiter

  • 4 Business Etiquette Mistakes to Avoid at Your New Job

    guest
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:36 am
    From the first day at your new job, your boss and coworkers will immediately look for signs that they made the right decision in hiring you. They’ll start to gauge how well you fit into the office and how well you interact with other employees. Are you outgoing and friendly? Are you confident and decisive? […] 4 Business Etiquette Mistakes to Avoid at Your New Job Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • Recruiters: How to Love Hiring Managers Who You Hate

    guest
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    In recruiting, the two most important factors are quality and speed. Hiring managers often get in their own way, by slowing the recruiting process down and not hiring the best candidate available. Because of this they are restraining success and growth of the business they work for and last but not least annoy recruiters every […] Recruiters: How to Love Hiring Managers Who You Hate Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • How to Create a Personal Branding Strategy [9 STEPS]

    Laurence Hebberd
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    If you’re looking for a job, you need a strong personal brand. But how do you go around creating a personal branding strategy? This infographic from Sestyle.it outlines the 9 basic steps to doing just that. Takeaways: Who are you? How are you perceived? What do you want to achieve? Brand Ecosystem Network Content Get […] How to Create a Personal Branding Strategy [9 STEPS] Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • Can Working Longer Make You Less Productive? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Alex Bourgeois
    30 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    For some workers, leaving office in the evening does not mean the workday is over. With internet, it has become extremely easy to bring loads of work back home. But does working more mean more productivity? Studies show it is the exact opposite: productivity seems to be plummeting as hours pass. In the infographic below […] Can Working Longer Make You Less Productive? [INFOGRAPHIC] Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • Red Flags That Indicate Your Employee is About to Leave!

    guest
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    You put in really hard efforts to hire employees; you invest your time, money and energy to acquire the best of talent in your organisation. No doubt, you want it to stay longer and become a building block in company’s success. With the changing corporate dynamics, same efforts need to be put in retaining talent […] Red Flags That Indicate Your Employee is About to Leave! Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
 
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    Resume Writing Services

  • 8 Questions to Answer Before Launching Your Fall Job Search

    Martin Buckland
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Were you one of the job seekers who suspended their job search for the summer and are now about to resume your quest – along with 70% of your competition? While employers continue to hire during the summer months, a fall job search is filled with activity as more candidates compete for fewer jobs. © srdjan111 – Fotolia.com Employer recruitment campaigns, career fairs, and in-person and online networking provide numerous opportunities to uncover your next career challenge, but you need to prepare for success. What messages do your current resume and online profiles portray? Do they…
  • Keeping in Touch With Your Key Networking Contacts

    Martin Buckland
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Key influencers like recruiters, career coaches, and peers don’t just want to know you when you’ve been terminated and you’re feeling desperate to pick up the pieces. They also want to know you when you’re having fun and delivering career successes. © peshkova – Fotolia.com A cardinal sin of career management is failing to maintain frequent communication with the people you’ve networked and built relationships with during your career transition. In that stage, if you’re following my job search recommendations, you’re building your database by meeting two to three new…
  • Why Hire a Professional Resume Writer? The 98% versus 2% Equation

    Martin Buckland
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    © JcJg Photography – Fotolia.com Many people often question the financial investment of hiring a professional resume writer, but let’s look at this from a cost versus benefit advantage. According to Robert Meier, President of Job Market Experts, “98% of job seekers are eliminated at the initial resume screening and only the ‘Top 2%’ of candidates make it to the interview.” Applying to each job using the same resume, crafting a resume using the same online template embraced by other job seekers, or lacking the ability to sell yourself and your unique promise of value will…
  • The Importance of Career Management

    Martin Buckland
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:09 am
    People don’t think twice about engaging a financial planner to help manage their money, but hopelessly go it alone when it comes to their career. Then what happens when they get that inevitable pink slip and there is no more money to manage? © OutStyle – Fotolia.com Career management is something to be proactive about at all times – not just when you find yourself in career transition, i.e., unemployed. Recruiters, peers, and other influencers don’t want to just know you when you’re down and out. Consider their perspective. If they only hear from you when you’re recovering…
  • Choosing the Best Format for Your Resume

    Martin Buckland
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:03 am
    The format of your resume creates the first impression about you, even before the hiring manager or recruiter has read one word of your text. First impressions count! © alexskopje – Fotolia.com The wrong format creates a negative tone in those first crucial seconds, when the whole idea is to create positivity, engagement and excitement. While there are three basic resume formats you may be using, there is really only one correct choice. 1. The reverse chronological resume – do not use This used to be the standard resume format, where you list your work experience commencing with the…
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    jobs, employment in USA - Careerjet

  • Inside Channel Sales Representative

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Tripp Lite - Chicago, IL - Inside Channel Sales Representative Candidate will be responsible for an established group of accounts and will manage all aspects of the sales process. Initiative and drive are needed to increase sales by establishing contact, uncovering needs and selling Tripp Lite products. Th...
  • Registered Nurse RN Telemetry Per Diem

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Favorite Healthcare Staffing - Harrisburg, PA - Favorite has an immediate Telemetry (RN) position available in Harrisburg, PA Job Description: Telemetry Registered nurses use different types of technology to monitor patients blood pressure, blood oxygen saturation, breathing patterns, and heart activity, among other things. Te...
  • Payroll Specialist-ADP - HR, EXCEL, salary requirements

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Asset International - Stamford, CT - We are in immediate need of a payroll specialist with min 4-5 years ADP Payroll experience. Must have advanced EXCEL, be extremely accurate, collaborative with HR, ADP and other functions, and have the ability to handle Payroll for US and Canadian employees. We are paid bi-monthl...
  • Insurance Sales - CONTROL YOUR DE$TINY

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    epolicypro.com - Bridgeport, CT - Insurance Sales - CONTROL YOUR DE$TINY! Licensed Life Insurance Agents. Work via phone and internet from your location. Call prospects from the highest quality leads in the insurance industry. There are, essentially, two kinds of insurance agents in the world: Independent and Cap...
  • Sr Manager, Payroll Job

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Celgene Corporation - Berkeley Heights, NJ - Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for...
 
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    Vault.com Blogs

  • Should You Work During 1L?

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    The specter of six figures of debt and the desire to gain legal work experience may lead some first-year law students into the job market before their 1L summer.
  • Why Wall Street Loves Military Veterans

    28 Aug 2014 | 5:53 am
    Although work-life balance is getting better on Wall Street, entry-level investment banking positions are still incredibly grueling. Working 100 hours a week for several weeks in a row is not uncommon. Nor is feeling immense pressure to turn something around in a matter of hours that could cost your firm millions of dollars. And many senior bankers think nothing of screaming until their faces nearly fall off to get their points across.
  • An Open Letter to Wall Street Recruiters: What Junior Bankers Really Want

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:39 am
    Dear Wall Street Recruiters,  I would first like to say that I do very much applaud you for making an effort: those "protected weekend" policies were a nice touch (and the least you could do in light of what happened last summer) and the 20 percent salary hikes just announced will not go unappreciated.
  • 1L Fall: Five Things I Wish I Had Known

    27 Aug 2014 | 8:04 am
    Law schools around the country are welcoming their new recruits this week, and I can't decide if memories of the beginning of 1L year fill me with dread (i.e., thank goodness I never have to do that again) or nostalgia (there were so many possibilities! we were so young and innocent!). I experienced so many mixed feelings during that time, and a dominant one shared by me and my classmates was a constant sense of inadequacy.
  • How to Land a Job in BigLaw

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    Law school applicants often face the choice between attending a higher ranked law school at full tuition and attending a lower ranked law school with a partial scholarship. Although it may seem like only a choice between tuitions, choosing the right law school may be even more important than OLs realize.
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    The Social Monica

  • Why Is Amazon A Website Owners Best Friend?

    monica
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Nowadays it seems that just about everybody has a website. Even teenagers now seem to want to have, or already do have, a website of their own and with the technological expertise of the modern teenager they probably also have quite a few visitors to their website. However, in most cases, it costs money to have a website. Whilst it’s not a huge amount of money there is certainly a cost involved in building a website unless you use someone else’s free platform such as WordPress or Blogger. So if you’ve got a website of your own and have some visitors to the site…
  • How Responsive Design Helps to Grow Online Phlebotomy Directories

    monica
    29 Jun 2014 | 8:11 am
    People are glued to their mobile devices. And technology can follow us everywhere we go. Social media, web browsing, and games can all be played from a smartphone or tablet, which we can pick up and take with us anywhere. With the emergence of newer tablets and mobile gadgets, the mobile experience is a given. People take for granted the opportunity to simply install the applications that they need. Then use them. And most importantly they take for granted that when they view a website on a tablet or smartphone that it will look good! After all, most website developers have already created a…
  • How Facebook Helped Me Decide on a Medical Alert System

    monica
    26 Jun 2014 | 8:23 am
    My mom is getting older and is having difficulty getting around her home. Recently she has fallen and could not get up. She has a hard time getting up by herself and a neighbor had to assist her on a few occasions. After hearing this I did some research online and reached out to my Facebook friends to see what I could do. Many medical alert companies like Life Station have a Facebook page. I did a lot of research and found this website is a great resource for reviews and ratings of medical alert systems. I discovered medical alert systems are a good way for my mom to have emergency help in…
  • The Outsourcing Of Articles Is Becoming More Common Online

    monica
    23 Jun 2014 | 3:31 am
    The Internet is getting bigger and bigger all the time, and there are thousands of websites, or possibly even hundreds of thousands of websites, going up every single day. And as Google gets more intent on insisting on quality content the importance of the quality of the content on a website is increasing. In the past website owners used to turn to tools such as spinning tools and auto generation to produce content for a website. That is now no longer working and so website owners are forced into either writing their own articles or outsourcing the articles. And we have been writing some of…
  • How To Add Twitter To Your Website

    monica
    9 Jun 2014 | 4:17 pm
    You can add put a timeline right there on your website. But how? Along with Facebook Twitter is now one of the most visited and popular social media websites. For the uninitiated Twitter is a micro social networking site. Or is sometimes called a micro blogging website. Users can send very short messages called “tweets” which are limited to 140 characters long. Hence the “micro”. It was created in 2006 and by 2012 had 500 million registered users. Twitter is one of the giants of social media. However if you have a website it’s perfectly possible to add Twitter to…
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    CFO Coach

  • Do You Just Talk, or Walk Your Talk?

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:38 am
    A week or so ago I saw this article in Wall Street & Technology and thought how very relevant it was to a recent conversation with a CFO job search candidate. There are two kinds of candidates. Both might be eminently qualified for a position, but their messaging tells a different story. First, we have the Talker … Talker Candidates focus on what they did – responsibilities and duties. Their resume is replete with things they did and responsibilities they held in the course of their career climb. They haven’t found the value associated with the what they’ve done, and as a result,…
  • The Job Search Con Game

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    I’ve written about the posted position con game on several occasions, most recently upon my return from the Career Thought Leaders conference. It’s A Trap! Yesterday I saw an article on Linkedin by one of my favorite people in the careers industry, Lou Adler. His thoughts on “Why Responding to a Job Posting is a Waste of Time” echo my own. But Adler went further by providing some numbers to back up his statements. Adler’s comments from the article appear in bold; my own thoughts follow. His article is excellent though, and definitely worth the read. 1. Recruiters find people for…
  • The Value of a CPA Credential

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Nothing generates responses – positive and negative, mostly the latter – like the discussion of the CPA credential. So here goes. Perception is Everything Perception is in the eye of the beholder. In the case of the hiring process, the beholder is the company who is hiring. The ONLY eyes that matter in the HIRING process are those belonging to the beholder (company). The company is hiring you so it has the right – good, bad, or indifferent – to decide what it perceives as necessary and required in its next Finance hire. You, the Finance Candidate, do not have the right to determine…
  • Value, not Data

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    I saw an article on CFO.com come through my email box this week, and a quick scan made me think about my constant evangelizing about career positioning from value rather than responsibilities. Addressing his finance staff, the CFO of Kimberly-Clark, Mark Buthman, said … a CFO “delivers insight, not data ….” In very much the same way, from a career perspective… A top-notch Finance Chief showcases value, not responsibilities. What you do (responsibilities) only matters in the context of how it positively impacts a company (value). If you really want to distinguish yourself from the…
  • The Credible CFO Candidate

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:34 am
    Are you as credible as a CFO candidate as you think you are? I ask because I’m genuinely concerned about your online credibility and positioning. I run a CFO Careers group on Linkedin and since it is exclusive to CFOs, I always check profiles of those requesting to join the group. Most of those profiles lend absolutely no credibility to their claim of being a Chief Financial Officer. This month’s Futures in Finance column details my thoughts on those things that can derail your credibility on Linkedin. - Having an incomplete profile - Not having a branded headshot - No network, a…
 
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    AOL Jobs

  • How Does That Offer Really Stack Up?

    Jessica Hagy
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:55 pm
    A quiz for you to help you decide if you want the job you've just been offered: Salary On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being a sense of undeserved smugness, how many ramen noodles will this job add to your diet? Retirement On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being one of those mythical pension things, how golden do your final years look thanks to this job? Healthcare On a scale of 1 to 10 with 10 being Europe, how quickly will your family go bankrupt if you're stricken by a curable disease? Equity On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being stock options that resemble yachts, how much does the company…
  • 20 Hot Companies Hiring This Minute

    CareerBuilder
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:45 pm
    Getty By Debra Auerbach As the summer draws to a close, don't let your job search cool off with the weather. Fall is actually a hot time for hiring, especially when it comes to seasonal jobs. Whether you're looking for a short-term position, a long-term role, or something in between, check out the following list of 20 companies hiring this month: 1. AboutWeb Industry: IT consulting/government contracting Sample job titles: Java developer, ETL developer, SharePoint architect, network engineer, .Net developer Location: Washington, D.C.; Massachusetts; Virginia; Maryland 2. Autozone Industry:…
  • Denver Tent Creates A Healing Home In The Wilderness

    Fara Warner
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:45 am
    Video by Man Made Content In an era of cheaper, disposable products from overseas, The Denver Tent Company is down to just 12 people tucked away in a small manufacturing space on Denver's industrial east side. They work on machines that are 40 to 50 years old. They depend on tent patterns drawn in pencil in notebooks and tended to by 78-year-old George Ortega, the company's master canvas cutter. Before the recession, the company was twice the size it is today with more than two dozen employees making tents. But they also create a refuge for employees who carry a "tribal knowledge" -- as…
  • 6 Arguments For A Shorter Workweek

    Business Insider
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:57 am
    Getty Images By Aaron Taube The economist John Maynard Keynes famously predicted in 1930 that in 100 years time, technological advances would allow people to work as few as 15 hours a week. It's not 2030 just yet, but it seems that Keynes' prediction is unlikely to hold true. In the U.S., the five-day, 40-hour work has held sway for at least the past half century. Here are six reasons we should consider a shorter workweek: 1. It would make people healthier. In July, the president of the U.K.'s leading public health industry group declared that the five-day workweek is causing people too much…
  • Former Cop Chief Allegedly Scammed Christmas Fund for $51K

    Erik Sherman
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:59 am
    YouTube/CBS6Albany Protect and defend may have turned into pervert and defraud, according to federal prosecutors. The US Attorney's Office charged that former Lee, Massachusetts police chief Joseph Buffis diverted $51,044 in donations for a toy fund to his family's bank account for their personal use over a five year period, as a press release explained. The 56-year-old Buffis faces "three counts of wire fraud, mail fraud, and four counts of money laundering." He allegedly asked the public for donations on Lee Police Department letterhead for the Edward J. Laliberte Toy Fund. The fund was…
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    ILostMyJob.com

  • New This Week at ILostMyJob.com (8/25/14-8/29/14)

    ilostmyjob
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:35 am
    New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday August 26th 11am CST: Building Self Confidence For A Successful Job Search with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/603925512 Lack of self-confidence is a problem that plagues more people and keeps them from moving forward on their job search and their dreams. From early on in our lives and through today, there may be things that contribute to your self-doubt and lack of self-confidence. Self-confidence impacts your job search as well as your happiness in life. Here is an opportunity to…
  • New This Week at ILostMyJob.com (8/18/14-8/22/14)

    ilostmyjob
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    3 New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday August 19th 11am CST: Re-THINK! The Brand Called “YOU”: Your Personal Branding Session with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/599869296 What if you were what every company wanted? What if you were the perfect brand? It’s crucial when you interview for a job to be able to distinguish yourself from every other candidate. Your part in the interview is to articulate why they should hire you. Who are they hiring? What is your character, track record, and reputation? What…
  • 2 New Webinars This Week at ILostMyJob.com (8/11/14-8/15/14)

    ilostmyjob
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    2 New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday August 12th 11am CST: Finding Your Passion, Purpose and Power in Career Transition… with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/580386256 One of the great discoveries you make in life is the answer to the question, “Who am I?”  One of the deepest needs of human existence is to know that our lives count for something; that our gifts and talents are being used to make a difference. Since work is so much a part of our lives, we want it to be meaningful. Are you eager to live the…
  • 2 New Webinars This Week at ILostMyJob.com (7/28/14-8/01/14)

    ilostmyjob
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    2 New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday July 29th 11am CST: 10 Common Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Job Search – What You Don’t Know! with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/530435817 Re-THINK! Don’t Make These Mistakes! FREE Webinar Come get the competitive edge and learn what mistakes not to make. As a results coach and a recruiting professional, I’ve learned it’s not always the most qualified person who gets the job. How well do you think you are doing on your job search? Are you making…
  • 2 New Webinars This Week at ILostMyJob.com (7/21/14-7/25/14)

    ilostmyjob
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    2 New Webinar’s on Wednesday Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Wednesday July 23rd 2:00pm CST: Creating a Powerful Online Identity for Job Search with Kathy Bernard Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/668527625 Want a strong online presence to get a job or further your career? The prospect can seem overwhelming if you aren’t terribly savvy on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. In just 60 minutes, you will … • Learn the basics of having an online presence — shared in an easy and informative format where you can get the answers you…
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    TalentCulture

  • 6 Hallmarks Of High Performing Teams

    Deidre Paknad
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:12 pm
    There is nothing quite like the sensation and satisfaction of being on a high performing team. I’ve had this luck and pleasure a number of times in my career, but it’s rarer than I’d like. High performing teams seem to generate their own energy and elevate everyone on the team to their full potential. Despite achieving more, working on these teams is less taxing — the workday feels shorter and less frustrating. So what sets high performing teams apart and why aren’t all teams so successful and fun? High performing teams aren’t just a collection of strong individual performers,…
  • Stability Is A Myth, Invest And Grow Your Business

    Patrick Antrim
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    How many times have you hired someone because they seemed like the right person? They do well in some situations but they slip in situations they should otherwise succeed in. Now the Manager has to put things back together. We spend time recruiting, training, and re-training people over and over. Does this happen often? Do you have people that have a tough time doing things on their own? Think Long Term As a business owner or leader, you have to take a long term view and understand that Steve Jobs was right: “A small team of A players can run circles around B and C players.” Hiring the…
  • #TChat Preview: People, Performance And Building Legendary Teams

    TalentCulture Team + Guests
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). The #TChat radio portion runs the first 30 minutes from 7-7:30 pm ET, followed by the #TChat Twitter chat from 7:30-8 pm ET. Last week we talked about why HR pros need to support each other and help each other thrive, and this week we’re going to talk about people, performance and building legendary teams. In two months’ time, we’ll be cheering for our favorite players and teams during the baseball Fall Classic, these will be legendary teams that have been performance focused to drive…
  • HR Conversions Stick To The Ribs And Souls

    Kevin W. Grossman
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    By the time she met with me, her discomfort and exhaustion were evident. She was vulnerable and it showed: her tired eyes avoided direct contact and her hoarse voice betrayed her disgust. She slowly slid my paperwork in front of me. “Mercy me,” I said. She nodded and closed her eyes. We were all vulnerable that fateful day, our proverbial hearts on our sleeves, each and everyone wondering what we were going to do next, severance packages in hand. Earlier that afternoon, our HR director’s mood had been much more upbeat and empathic when she embarked on processing layoff after layoff,…
  • Hire Expectations: Finding the Right Person for the Right Job

    MMChr
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:30 am
    Finding the right employee and retaining a successful team starts with a successful hiring process. How can you avoid common hiring problems and mistakes? First steps Effective hiring is the foundation for a thriving business. Turnover is expensive, so it’s essential to invest the proper amount of time needed to hire the right person. Many employee relations problems result from hiring the wrong person for the job, which can have a negative effect on both the morale and productivity of the entire team. Many times, employers are left wondering what went wrong when a new hire is not what they…
 
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  • DirectEmployers Senior Compliance Manager Named to National Employment Law Institute Affirmative Action Briefing Faculty

    DirectEmployers
    28 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    As a faculty member during the National Employment Law Institute’s (NELI) 2014 Affirmative Action program series, Candee Chambers of DirectEmployers Association, will share her guidance and human resources expertise to professionals in the fields of Affirmative Action Planning and OFCCP compliance with regard to job listing requirements and outreach efforts. INDIANAPOLIS, August 28, 2014 –– To provide experience and knowledge of hiring regulations from both a practitioner and consultant standpoint, Candee Chambers, DirectEmployers VP of Compliance and Partnerships, has been named as a…
  • What You Ought to Know About Responsive Design For Career Sites

    Drew Palmer
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    Do you have a mobile optimized job listings page? If you are a Member of DirectEmployers or own a My.jobs Microsite you do! Our Digital Strategists often breeze over the fact that our sites are built with a responsive design, but this feature deserves more emphasis on how much of an advantage you have over your competitors. First, allow me to explain what I mean by mobile optimized job listing page. We design our microsites to look good on an array of screen sizes and have it set so that the proportions of the site change dynamically as the screen width fluctuates. This way your website…
  • 5 Technology Disruptions and How They Can Help in Recruiting and Attracting Diverse Candidates

    Nancy Holland
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    How many times have you heard that recruiting is marketing? It’s an important concept for employers to try and understand if they want to remain competitive and attract the best candidates. In last week’s blog post I mentioned that our marketing team recently attended the Mixwest Conference, an annual two-day event focused on marketing, social media, design and tech. Our team’s primary goal was to return with ideas on enhancing our marketing strategy for DirectEmployers, however much of what we learned is applicable to recruiting and attracting diverse candidates. Several…
  • 3 Steps to a Better My.jobs Site

    DirectEmployers
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    Flexible, simple and user-friendly are just a few of the reasons why employers have invested in the My.jobs Network. When used to it’s full potential, the capabilities and benefits of My.jobs can truly multiply. In this video featuring VP of Digital Strategy, Heather Hoffman, you’ll learn about three recommendations to enhance traffic, search optimization and analytics to your My.jobs Microsite. Key takeaways: Link your primary My.jobs Microsite from your homepage or career site. Let the My.jobs Network be the source of all job distribution to job boards and aggregators. Every…
  • Employer Spotlight Series: Phillips 66

    Nancy Holland
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    The Employer Spotlight Series is an effort to showcase the employment opportunities at different DirectEmployers Member companies. Today we’re taking a look at Phillips 66. With a business philosophy rooted in safety, honor, and commitment, Phillips 66 is a worldwide leader in energy manufacturing with 130 years of success. They are committed to the safety of their employees, their environment, and their communities. They stand behind their word and endeavor to do the right thing, always. Phillips 66 strives to achieve the highest levels of performance in everything they do, approaching…
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  • Photos from Recent Alumni Connections After 5

    29 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    Great connections were made at the recent Alumni Connections After 5. Thank you again to our sponsors, GradStaff and Hirewell. We hope you can join us at the next Alumni Connections After 5 networking event on November 11. That event will be part of our Fall focus on entrepreneurs.
  • 3 Steps to Follow-Up After An Interview

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Let’s assume you just aced the interview. Your work is not done after the interview. To standout over your competitors leverage your interview by following up. 1. Before you leave the interview, always ask when they plan to make a decision followed by what is the next step? If the company says they plan to interview additional candidates and call you or make a decision by next Friday, then by Monday it will be appropriate to call to ask if a decision been made. 2. Send a Thank You. Within 24 hours of your interview send a thank you note reiterating your interest in the position and…
  • ACE Hardware Information Recruiting Session

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    At Ace Hardware, our Supply Chain Replenishment Planners are an integral part of the day to day operation of the entire distribution chain. This highly visible role strikes a balance between analytical skills and customer service. This is your entry point into a cutting edge supply chain organization and the largest hardware cooperative in the country. Please attend Ace Hardware Corporations Information Recruiting Session in person or via webinar to learn more about the career opportunity of a Replenishment Planner. For 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful…
  • Resources To Help Apply To A Federal Government Job

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    Applying to Federal Government jobs isn't always that easy. The following videos may help make the process of exploring, applying for, and pursuing a federal career a little easier: Tips on Finding a Federal Job https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-94RIJrNxs Acquiring a Job with the Federal Government https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKoiJM6m66k Applying for a Federal Job Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ew3S7qWT3Y. Applying for a Federal Job Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAGCmGfAFV4. Applying for a Federal Job Part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xL52e4lNOM. Resume Writing…
  • Generation on a Tightrope Book Review

    15 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today's College Student by Arthur Levine For young professionals, this is a good resource to see how your generation is viewed. Understanding the perceived strengths and challenges as seen by managers and decision makers will help a young alumnus craft their messages and position themseleves during a job search or other career transition. For non-millenials, this provides a good overview if generational preferences based on surveys on focus groups. This information can be used to focus communications and outreach or adjust programs and services. The…
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    Andrew C Abraham
    29 Mar 2011 | 4:01 am
    I’ve recently started doing some Talent Management Consulting for a Technology start-up company in Singapore. An inspiring team of young go-getters, committed to investing in other P_SD_64 start-up ideas they believe will change the world. Coupled with their mantra of investing in innovative technology, they’re also becoming cognisant of the role people play in successful companies. As a result we’re working together onattracting the right talent into their organisation, and establishing a strong talent pool for further recruitment. This of course involves a heavy University…
  • Workplace Etiquette: Leaving Your Job the Right Way

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  • Think Those Trainings at Work are Cheesy and Childish? Think Again.

    fernando
    16 Nov 2010 | 8:14 pm
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    Andrew C Abraham
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  • Generation Y: From Team Members to Leaders

    Nancy
    30 Aug 2014 | 8:53 am
    How does the new generation of workers transform itself into leaders? In her new book, Becoming the Boss, Lindsey Pollak offers Generation Y readers advice to help them grow from team members to leaders not only in the organizations they work for or the startups they run, but also personally, in managing their own careers. Pollak is here to share some of that advice, with special angles for introverts. NA: What got you to write Becoming the Boss? LP: I wrote my previous book, Getting from College to Career, to help young professionals succeed in landing their first jobs out of…
  • Vocal Prowess for Introverts – Part 2

    Nancy
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:09 am
    In the first part of this interview, Barbara Rubin, a theater director as well as a dialect and vocal coach, offers insights and tips for introverts about finding their true voice and using it with power and presence. In this second part, she shares more about physical techniques you can use to enhance your speaking voice and manage performance jitters. NA: Many introverts need to quietly collect their thoughts before sharing them, which can be stressful in work environments that value more talk sooner, rather than more thoughtful talk a little later. What vocal and even theatrical…
  • Vocal Prowess for Introverts – Part 1

    Nancy
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Barbara Rubin, theater director, dialect and vocal coach When you think of introverts, vocal power may not be the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, you have the potential to express yourself with your voice fully and authentically—regardless of whether your greatest source of energy is cocooning or mingling, and whether your voice is typically soft or loud. In this two-part interview, I invited Barbara Rubin, a theater director as well as a dialect and vocal coach for stage and film, to tell how to get the most from your speaking voice. Rubin and I have collaborated over the years in…
  • Here’s to Getting Heard

    Nancy
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:29 pm
    “Just like everyone else, to get ahead, introverts need to increase their visibility and exhibit leadership presence,” says Kristi Hedges in “Four Ways Introverts Can Get Heard In Meetings” for her Forbes blog. I’m not a big fan of group meetings—especially ones with lots of people, lots of overtalk, and lots of agenda items; or worse, no agenda. What’s an introvert to do? Check out Hedges’s story for concrete tips. Dying for more? See “Morph into a Business Meeting Ninja,” in case you missed my two-part story on the topic.
  • Smart Ways to Manage Introverts

    Nancy
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:57 pm
    “Imagine that your team included Albert Einstein, J.K. Rowling, Bill Gates, and Mahatma Gandhi,” according to Diann Daniel, in “Four Tips for Getting the Most from Your Introverted Team.” She continues, “You’d probably want to hear what they had to say, right?” Check out her article in The Fast Track to learn techniques for leaders who manage introverts—even ordinary ones who haven’t yet tapped into their greatness. I’m interviewed in the article.
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  • The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: How Did They Do That?!

    seiden
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:24 pm
    How did ALS design a campaign so amazing? How did they raise $100 million in 30 days? They didn’t, their community did. (Including me: My Ice Bucket Challenge with Jaz) Their community does a lot of amazing things. This particular campaign happened to have caught fire. Maybe it was tagging friends. Maybe it was seeing friends and family dump water on themselves. Maybe it was something refreshing to do during summer. Maybe we all just needed a little break from the news this summer. But if you think you’re going to take your marketing team into a Board room and dream up the next…
  • What’s in a kiss?

    seiden
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    A little while back, my name showed up in a viral blog post about huggers. As Tim Sackett (the author and master bro-hugger) had so aptly noted, I am one. But hugging  is child’s play compared to what happens above the neck. These are not my lips, don’t get excited. That’s where things get interesting. Let’s level set: I’m not talking about romantic kisses here. I’m a happily married man, plus this isn’t that kind of blog. What I’m talking about is what happens at conferences, business lunches, and those quasi-business related nights out that…
  • Puberty Part 2: Welcome to your 40s

    seiden
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:01 pm
    “Let me be clear: modesty is incompatible with either vanity or aging.” My older daughter is at that age when health class happens. We’ve had a blast with that during family dinner. Well, my wife and I have had a blast—it’s not that awkward for us anymore. (Note to parents of younger children: having “tampon” and “shove” in the same sentence equals guaranteed laughs. For you.) One of my observations from these conversations was that grown ups need health class, too. I even went as far as picking up the domain…
  • Matt Lome and the Absolute Truth about Woodpeckers

    seiden
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:14 pm
    High school prom. I’m top left. Matt’s top right. The guy next to Matt is a urologist and the guy next to him is now our State Representative. Go figure. I had lunch with an old friend of mine the other day. His name is Matt Lome. Maybe you know him? He’s an artist. He lives in Seattle. And he recently wrote a children’s book. We got together to talk about it. We went to Michael’s, a Highland Park institution, and if you had seen us, the only way you’d know time had passed since high school would be from my salt-and-pepper hair. If you had been able to hear us,…
  • Inked

    seiden
    6 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    Let’s take it from the top: yes, that’s my arm. I have a tattoo. It’s new. What does it mean? Inked. (That’s the back of my left forearm.) Dayenu is a Hebrew prayer. It’s been part of the Passover Seder for over 1,000 years and is an expression of appreciation that means, “It would have been enough for us,” and in the prayer, it’s used to suggest that any one of 15 gifts God bestowed upon the Jews—like delivering us from slavery, parting the Red Sea, or getting us to Israel—would have been enough for us by itself. What I love most about…
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  • 7 Embarrassing Meeting Dilemmas & How to Resolve Them

    Kirk Baumann
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:04 pm
      From time to time, we all find ourselves facing embarrassing meeting dilemmas. Even if you have spent weeks preparing for a meeting, there is still a risk of the unexpected happening. The best way to deal with embarrassment is to keep calm, laugh it off with everyone and carry on. To help you succeed, […]
  • An Open Career Letter to Gen Z From Gen Y

    Kirk Baumann
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    We’ve all heard about Generation Y or the Millennial generation, but what do you know about Gen Z? They’re a lot more different than you’d think. This week, we have a guest blogger who’d like to speak directly to them. Be sure to check out the links in the article – there are some fantastic […]
  • LinkedIn: Let’s Get Personal

    Kirk Baumann
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Every week, I receive (and send) connection requests through LinkedIn. What continues to surprise me is the fact that the large majority of those who wish to connect fail to personalize the message. Now, let me explain first that I’m not too caught up with this since there are so many new smartphone and tablet […]
  • Career Change? What You Need To Know Before Making The Transition

    Kirk Baumann
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Circumstance in life evolve all the time. Some of these changes in life create an opportunity or need to change careers. This isn’t something that should be done impulsively, but should be heavily contemplated and considered. Here are some things to consider before actually making the change. Change to What? It goes without saying that […]
  • How to Find Your Alumni Mentor

    Kirk Baumann
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Seventy percent of jobs are found through networking, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. Whether you’re searching for an internship or trying to land your first job, your network is your best resource for finding opportunities. A great way to amp up your networking efforts? Take advantage of your alumni networks and enlist […]
 
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  • Avoid These Behaviors if You Are Smack Dab in the Midst of Job Search

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    21 Aug 2014 | 6:44 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Searching for a job is wrought with misleading ideas. You may go years without conducting a job search, and then all of a sudden, you are smack dab in the middle of the job search desert, wondering which way to turn! Mirages create false hope, and you become weary in the search for […] The post Avoid These Behaviors if You Are Smack Dab in the Midst of Job Search appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • How To Heal a Toxic Work Situation

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Toxic work environments are real and more commonplace than I care to say – I hear about them often in my line of work. People aren’t always wanting to simply move on to a higher level or more highly compensated role; they often just want OUT of their acidic environments led by […] The post How To Heal a Toxic Work Situation appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • Spark Interviews With a Distinctive Resume Voice

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Distinctions Between Voice and Tone In a recent blog conversation with an admired colleague, Debra O’Reilly, job search strategist and certified resume writer, we discussed the distinctions between voice and tone. In particular, we discussed how those distinctions might matter when writing a resume. Debra offered pithy, valuable points in regard to ensuring the resume voice aligns with the candidate’s personality, […] The post Spark Interviews With a Distinctive Resume Voice appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • 50 Years’ Worth of Lessons

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    By Rob Poindexter Fifty years ago today, I opened my eyes to the wonders that are planet Earth. In that time, I’ve experienced extreme joy and heartbreaking sadness. This fact in no way makes me any different from those who have gone before me, those I share the planet with now, or those who will […] The post 50 Years’ Worth of Lessons appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • 8 Steps Toward Making a Bold Career Move to a New City

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Whether you crave the palm trees of Silicon Valley’s San Jose, or the earthy richness of the Midwest’s Oklahoma City, you can take the steps to transition your career, and your life to a new city. Recently, Glassdoor published an Employment Satisfaction Report Card by City, and the list is a fascinating cross-section of the […] The post 8 Steps Toward Making a Bold Career Move to a New City appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
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  • Labor Day is more than a Holiday

    Krantcents
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:10 am
    Labor Day is the first Monday in September and an American holiday! It is supposed to be a national tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers made to this country. It was established abut one hundred twenty years ago. It usually signaled the end of summer and children return to school. The last weekend to get away or relax before school starts. What does Labor Day mean to you? Interesting when unions are getting smaller and less influential, we celebrate their impact on the country. I think in most cases, there Labor Day in most cities may have a parade or some other…
  • Car Free in Los Angeles

    Krantcents
    29 Aug 2014 | 12:35 am
    Yes, I will be car free in Los Angeles in three years. Why am I writing about it now? I am taking the first step to be car free in Los Angeles. I will retire in the next three years and have no need for two cars. Los Angeles is a very much a car town. Los Angeles used to have one of the best public transit systems in the country, but that was nearly one hundred years ago!  According to a U.S. News & World Report analysis in 2011, Los Angles is ranked third after Denver and New York for public transportation investment, ridership and safety. There are taxis, Uber, Lyft, MTA (bus), Metro…
  • Hobbies Can Be Expensive!

    Krantcents
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:04 am
    Hobbiestake time and money! My wife’s garden is only forty-eight (48) square feet and she spends hours in it every week. It is flowers, plants, herbs and even a few vegetables. I am not complaining because she enjoys it! Hobbies are supposed to be enjoyable and a distraction from your day to day activities. Hobbies can also be expensive, addictive and even a money pit. My wife used to collect stuffed bears from around the world. Mostly European bears, but a few from other parts of the world. Every time we traveled, she would pick one up. The collection grew to two to three hundred…
  • Summer Vacation Is Over!

    Krantcents
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:13 am
    Summer is vacation time for families! Most of the world goes on holiday in August every year. Students travel during the summer because they are off from school. For the last fourteen (14) years, I travel overseas during the summer. When students return to school, their teachers usually use vacation experiences as a subject for a composition or discussion. Did you take a summer vacation? Most people get two (2) to four (4) weeks of vacation a year. When I worked industry, it was pretty rare to take even three (3) weeks off all at once. I feel really fortunate that I routinely receive fourteen…
  • Five Business Reasons to Target Baby Boomers

    Krantcents
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:02 am
    Baby Boomers are not broke! In the United States alone, Baby Boomers will spend about $3 trillion. Hard to believe, but it is one of the most underserved market segments. Baby Boomers have been ignored by marketers because the 18-34 year old consumers are a more attractive group to advertisers. Younger people stereotype older people as useless, helpless, or devalued! Young people are not alone with these negative impressions. Attitude is everything! We generalize about people based on how they look, speak and act. Often these generalizations are based on unfounded ideas, but fit a particular…
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  • 6 Ways Twitter Helps Savvy Job Seekers Find Work Faster

    Lisa Rangel
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Clearly, Twitter is a “love it” or “hate it” social platform. But regardless of what side of the fence you are on one thing remains certain: Twitter is a powerful tool that can help you build your own personal brand and establish expertise. Just as important: it’s a gold mine of job opportunities!   
  • 12 Networking Tips for Young Careerists Ready to Be Taken Seriously

    YEC
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    Building a personal brand that resonates with employers and customers is hard. While in or just out of school, it can often seem impossible. So our friends at YEC asked some of their members this question: "What's advice would you give a young careerist or entrepreneur who wants to build a network but is having trouble being taken seriously?"   
  • 7 Resume Myths That Mean You Stay Unemployed

    Glassdoor
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    When it comes to resumes, many job seekers seem to think all they need is a cover letter to fill in those pesky work gaps and mention those in-demand soft skills. Unfortunately, that mindset means your resume ends up on the rejection heap – and that you stay unemployed. “There are quite a few mistakes with resumes, including the cover letter legend,” says Paul McDonald, senior executive director with Robert Half. “The resume myths sometimes outweigh the facts.”   
  • 12 Practical Tips to Help You Ace the Job Interview

    Work Coach Cafe
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Many experts and mentors – and maybe even well-meaning peers and parents – will tell you that the only way to ace your job interview is to provide the perfect job interview answer to every job interview question. And while that is an important issue, so many other factors go into who gets the job offer, and who does not...   
  • Can 8 Hours of Effort Lead to a Shiny New Job? [Infographic]

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    1 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    If you knew that eight hours from now you could be much closer to a brand new job... how long would it take you to get started? According to this infographic created by LocalWork.com, by making the right changes to your jobs search tools and strategy, you can be much more employable with just 8 hours of effort...   
 
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  • What It Takes To Land a Job in the Hospitality Industry

    Devika Arora
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Hospitality is a dynamic industry that offers a large variety of career options. Jobs in this field encompass diverse positions, starting from the job of a concierge to the job of a chef. Its 24-hour way of life allowing flexible working practices, along with the lucrative pay packages and benefits, make this industry a highly sought-after career option.However, in order to land a job in hospitality and build a successful career, you need to possess certain qualities that employers (hotels, resorts, restaurants, catering companies etc) demand. As per Deloitte’s Outlook for 2014, the travel,…
  • Career Advancement Best Practices

    Julie Perrigan
    3 Jun 2014 | 2:52 pm
     Whether you are working full-time, while considering a career change, or are a current student or a recent college graduate planning to jump-start your career, you need to work on your career to achieve your objectives. A successful career is not going to show up and knock on your door. If you want to advance your career, you have to boost your chances by utilizing techniques that will help you reach your goals. Here is a list of strategies you can use to accelerate your career: Set Reasonable Career Objectives/Goals Thinking about the direction you want your career to go and…
  • 5 Ways My Menial Job Is Helping Me Get My Dream Career

    Reni Walker
    14 May 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Image Courtesy: PixabayMost people have an idea of their dream job, often one they developed in childhood. Sometimes we grow out of them (like my dream of becoming an astronaut—too much math!). But one dream from my childhood never went away: I wanted to be a writer. I studied Journalism and, as I got older, my dream job turned out to be less of a dream and more of a trap.It needed to pay a certain amount to support my family. While I was able to find a job that paid really well and allowed me to do some writing, I wasn’t happy. Eventually, I quit my full-time job to work as a freelance…
  • Organize Your Office for Efficiency and Security

    Jill Smith
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:17 pm
     Look around your home office and see how many things there are in plain site that might put you at risk if you had a burglar break-in. According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, there has been a 20 percent increase in the theft of electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops during a home burglary. Those devices likely have information on them that could result in identity fraud and financial loss.It’s time to do some serious spring cleaning and reduce your risk of stolen personal information. Declutter Your Desk While this is the obvious first…
  • 5 Infamous Disasters in the Field Of Civil Engineering

    Andrea Warren
    15 Mar 2014 | 1:34 am
    Howard Clifford running off the Tacoma Narrows Bridge during collapse, Tacoma, Washington, November 7, 1940. Photo Courtesy: University of Washington, USA Civil engineering has had its share of failures. Some of mankind’s proudest achievements in the field of civil engineering were also responsible for their most sorrowful moments. In our quest for perfection, many of our constructs have failed. These dark chapters in the history of civil engineering serve as a reminder for us to do better. And we can do better.Let’s take a look at some of the most infamous constructions that have…
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  • Growth Mindset Example – Learnings from My 4-day Cleanse

    Lei Han
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:44 am
    A few months ago, I did a veggie and fruit cleanse for the first time in my life.  Why?  All the usual reasons Vanity – I wanted to get back to my college weight after having two kids. Peer Pressure – My husband and my friend were doing it that week Efficiency  – I didn’t have … Read More →The post Growth Mindset Example – Learnings from My 4-day Cleanse appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • PowerPoint Presentations – 4 Most Common Mistakes

    Lei Han
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    My husband shared this video with me and I laughed out loud – “Life after Death by Powerpoint” by Don McMillan.  Within 4 minutes, Don talked about some of the most common mistakes we make with our PowerPoint presentations.    Here are my favorites. What Not to Do #1: Spelling out Every Word on a Slide I … Read More →The post PowerPoint Presentations – 4 Most Common Mistakes appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • Jim Carrey Inspires Us to Follow Our Dreams

    Lei Han
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    Why am I here on earth?  What makes me truly happy in life?  How do I find my passion?  I don’t know about you, but I am asking myself these questions more and more often as I get older.  There is so much societal pressure to make more money, get that promotion faster, and show off the fancy car/house we … Read More →The post Jim Carrey Inspires Us to Follow Our Dreams appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • 4 Simple Presentation Tips You can Use Immediately

    Lei Han
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    With my new job, I have had many opportunities to learn useful and simple presentation tips.  In the last 3 months, I attended two conferences and three Town Hall presentations led by senior leaders.   Each one was memorable in its own way.   In this article, I summarized four simple presentation tips I learned from watching how these leaders … Read More →The post 4 Simple Presentation Tips You can Use Immediately appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • How to Stop Thinking about Work – 5 Tips

    Lei Han
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    It is critical to your mental and physical health to know How to Stop Thinking about Work.  This post is written for my benefit and yours, if you find yourself in a similar situation. During the last six weeks, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about work.   I love my new job, and theoretically I am only working about 40 hours a week,  8:30 … Read More →The post How to Stop Thinking about Work – 5 Tips appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
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    Position Ignition Career Blog

  • Animation of the Month: 7 Ways to Improve Your Listening Skills

    Lucy Skipper
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The ability to listen well is often an undervalued skill and can bring a wide range of benefits to both your work and everyday life.  What's more, you can become a much more effective listener in just a few simple steps.  Take a look at our latest animation and see the difference it makes.
  • 10 Steps to Starting a New Career from Scratch

    Lucy Skipper
    28 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Although starting a new career from scratch when you’re already secure in your current one may seem like a thankless task, it is a direction that many of us want to go in. Here are some tips for getting started.
  • How to Say No Nicely

    Lucy Skipper
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    We live in a world where can-do attitudes and positive psychology abound. Everybody is hoping that we will be positive and cheerful on tap. If we are competent as well, how fantastic is that? We are the archetypal good employee. Even those of us who might fit that characterisation sometimes, if not always, must wonder why we do so much and get so much more piled on us. When we ponder that question of why, we begin to realise the importance of saying no to stop demand swamping the supply of our labour.
  • 10 Useful Things for Non-Executive Directors to Know

    Lucy Skipper
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    For anybody going into their first non-executive position it is quite a different space. What are the sorts of things it’s useful for you to know upon entry to your new role?
  • What is leadership?

    Lucy Skipper
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Suli Breaks is one the UK's leading spoken word poets. Here he muses on the role of leadership in a talk specially created for the TEDx Houses of Parliament 2014 event.
 
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    Everyday Bright

  • Will Your Dream Career Actually Pay the Bills?

    Jennifer Gresham
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    I’m not as successful as you think I am. I am, however, as successful as I need to be. That feels wonderful to say because few things are as exhausting as trying to maintain a facade about your life and what happens inside it. Likewise, few things are as satisfying as knowing you have and are enough. A while back, a reader took me to task because she realized from one of my posts that my business is not the primary source of income for my family. Here’s what she said (edited for privacy): I have been reading your advice about leaving well-paying jobs for work you love [for a long time]…
  • When It Feels Like You’re Not Making Progress on Your Dreams

    Jennifer Gresham
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    I have a love-hate relationship with deadlines. On the one hand, they stress me out. I worry I won’t be able to finish in time, that the quality won’t be up to my standards, that people will be disappointed in me. On the other hand, those exact fears are what drive performance. Disappoint people who matter to me? Shoddy work? Not this overachiever. Before I left London, I made myself a schedule and a commitment. I would get up at 6 AM every morning and write for about 2 to 3 hours. After that, I could do whatever I wanted. But the writing came first. I made the necessary arrangements. My…
  • I Spent 3 Weeks Business Planning and Ended Up with a Strategy For A Better Life

    Jennifer Gresham
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:08 am
    If I knew of a way to stop telling myself lies, I would. A couple of CIA agents wrote a book called Spy the Lie, where they reveal the “tells” people give when lying. For example, if someone pauses to answer a question they should easily and immediately know the answer to, they’re probably lying. As a mother, I already knew this. If I ask my daughter if she ate five servings of fruits and vegetables last Thursday, she’ll understandably pause before answering. That’s a hard thing to remember. But if I ask if she brushed her teeth this morning and she pauses,…
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    Your Life YOUR Way

  • Top 10 Ways You Lose Confidence + How To Get It Back.

    Tia
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:08 am
    If only I was more green.. What if I told you that I never feel truly confident? Not 100%, not every day, and certainly not all the time! Sure, I can project confidence easily, but deep inside, I usually worry that I don’t have what it takes. That I’m just not good enough. Good enough for what? Could be anything. That doesn’t even matter. It’s a feeling that overshadows everything else. What if I told you that I.. .. really don’t know what I am doing most of the time? .. crash and burn a lot? .. fight to feel confident on a regular basis? .. have to work at it…
  • PENNY WISE, POUND FOOLISH?

    Tia
    25 Jan 2014 | 2:36 am
    I felt like a KANJOOS. That’s an Indian word for “miser/scrooge/stingy”. It was a Friday night and I had gone out with friends.  We’d seen a show, and headed on to a pub after for a bit. I was acutely conscious of the fact that my wallet was lighter than a hummingbird, and that I really couldn’t afford to be out spending like I was. Having eaten before going out and being an occasional drinker, I’d decided to conserve my limited funds – music, dancing, friends were all I needed that night.  But here was the dilemma – how could I keep this up?!
  • 5 Healthy Ways To Engage With Family (When They’re Driving You Crazy) This Holiday Season

    Sally
    20 Dec 2013 | 7:23 am
    Christmas is love in action. Every time we love, every time we give, it’s Christmas. – Dale Evans. Oh the holidays! They can be both the most magical and sparkly time of year, and also the hardest. There’s something about family getting together that can be quite stressful, along with all the fun. All our old patterns come out, our old feelings surface, and it’s just so darn hard to enjoy the holidays when those things happen. Which is a shame, because really, the holidays are an awesome opportunity to be around loved ones, and show and receive a massive amount of…
  • Just Say No

    Natalie
    16 Dec 2013 | 7:20 pm
    Learn to say ‘no’ to the good, so you can ‘yes’ to the best. – John C. Maxwell. I know a message we hear constantly in the dating world is to stay open minded and open hearted. Very valid point. Say Yes to Life. Say Yes to Opportunities. Say Yes to Possibilities. You really never know who you will fall in love with or how it will happen. However, in an arena where insecurities may be the deciding factors behind those Yesses, it is equally as valid to be mindful in your eagerness for love. Here is the thing: Sometimes saying Yes is coming from a place of…
  • 6 Big Fat Spiritual Lies That Are Holding You Back

    Zoe
    6 Dec 2013 | 10:39 am
    Why do you so earnestly seek the truth in distant places? Look for delusion and truth in the bottom of your own heart. – Ryokan. Spirituality is becoming a “scene” rather than an actual path to inner peace, connection, truth and love.  Have you noticed that too? Many people are missing out on the life-changing benefits of having a sincere spiritual practice and being on the spiritual path, because they are believing LIES. Let’s stop that, today! Here are 6 modern spiritual lies we’re being fed: 1. If you are spiritual, you will be happy, nice, grateful, and blissed out all…
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    Karla Porter

  • NEPA BlogCon Back Fresh Again in 2014

    Karla
    1 Sep 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Like a just cut wedge of lime in your mouth that bursts with natural goodness till your eyes tear up, NEPA BlogCon is back this year fresh and flavorful. I’m delighted to once again work with 24/7 talent on the planning team along with event co-founders and friends, Mandy Boyle and Michelle Davies, both women with a passion for bringing new ideas and experiences to the Northeastern Pennsylvania community. I believe we are now at the point we anticipate one another’s thoughts and well frankly, I think it’s kind of what triplets must experience. It’s rewarding to be part of such a tight…
  • Does liking a page on Facebook equal endorsing it?

    Karla
    9 Aug 2014 | 8:09 pm
    This week I was faced with the seemingly easy enough to answer question… Does clicking the “Like” button on a Facebook page equal an endorsement? While I have my own opinion on this, I know I often do not hold the prevailing worldview on things, so I turned to my Facebook friends for their opinions. I was rewarded by discovering through the plentiful and thoughtful replies, that like with most things, perception and opinion are out dirty dancing. There were 26 answers, including my own, which I added at the end of the unscientific survey so I wouldn’t influence anyone else’s…
  • Recognizing the diverse talents of employees

    Karla
    2 Aug 2014 | 8:31 pm
    While roaming the halls of Geisinger Wyoming Valley Hospital last week with my father, during latest in the unfortunate and seemingly endless string of back surgeries my mother has had little choice but to endure, I found a bright spot. That’s right, a bright spot in the middle of family surgical stress in a hospital. This is the view from the pull-out bed in my mom’s room in the PCU. It’s about time they put guest beds in patient rooms — the next step would be to make them comfortable (hello institutional furniture designers). Clearly, this is not what I am talking about. Many…
  • Who does sub-minimum wage really benefit?

    Karla
    29 Jun 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Does empowering the blue collar worker by raising minimum wage stimulate the economy or put small business out of business? Does providing more tax credits lead to job creation or simply stuff the coffers and never trickle down to Main Street? As so happens every few years, there is currently a lot of attention on the topic of the benefits and foils of raising minimum wage, on both sides of the aisle. And finally, there is another uncommonly known bit about minimum wage, based on a law passed in 1938 — Section 14© of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), that discriminates against people…
  • The Challenge of Promoting from Within

    Karla
    15 Jun 2014 | 8:39 am
    In the five months or so that Cheryl has been with the company she works for, it’s become clearly evident how incredibly good she is at her job, a rising star. She is well liked by peers, management and clients, is sharp and dependable, has a positive attitude, and dreams of a bright future. Recently, her supervisor was separated for poor performance, and Cheryl was offered and accepted a promotion. She was nervous but naturally elated. This was the chance she had dreamed of — to move up and get ahead. Her hard work had paid off, she had been noticed. The salary increase would be more…
 
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    The Voice of Job Seekers

  • Why Career Centers Should Teach Lifelong Job Skills with Denise Felder

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
      Career Centers must prepare high school, and college students to job search for life. It is a hindrance to the student if the teaching and engagement is short term or assumed. Thanks again for listening to the podcast. I would love your feedback, the good, bad, or ugly (please be tactful). The Blog: TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com Call me: 708.365.9822 Email me: mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com Denise Felder (@DeniseMpls) is the Director of Professional Development, Career Technical Education for the State of Minnesota Colleges and Universities. She was previously a Career Advisor in college…
  • Show Confidence and Resilience in Your Job Search

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Without confidence and resilience in your job search, people will wonder and wander. You got it. You must show it. If you lack these two vital attributes, or if you need reassurance, this is the episode for you. If you would like to provide feedback such as how liked or disliked today’s show, or if you want to suggest a topic or guest, please feel free by contacting me: Email: mark [at] thevoiceofjobseekers.com Blog: The VoiceofJobSeekers[dot]com Phone: 708.365.9822 This week’s show is going to infuse your job search showing you are the right candidate! Let me introduce you to our guests…
  • Personal SEO for Your Online Resume

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Personal SEO is a way of stating the importance of being found online. This episode will convince you that a Facebook page is not enough for a job search. Having an online resume  portfolio is how employers will find and confirm your value. That is our goal in today’s episode. Susan P. Joyce (@jobhuntorg) is the perfect person to have this discussion. She is the owner of Job-Hunt.org and WorkCafe.com, Forbes Top 100 websites for your career. She is a former Marine and an MIT visiting scholar. She also a Huffington Post contributor. All of that sounds intimidating right? Well, she is just…
  • Career Money Choices, and Building an Online Presence

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    This episode introduces an e-book that Sandra Tedford and I wrote, Free Guide: 5 Easy Ways You Can Create An Amazing Online Presence. Amanda Abella offers advice about having the right perspective of money in order to create financial freedom. Job seekers will achieve long-term success if their finances and online presence trajectory is clear for his or her career. What? Finances no big deal to you and your career? No online presence? For you, this is a MUST LISTEN episode! Contact info: Blog: TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com email: mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com Phone: 708.365.9822 Sandra Tedford has…
  • How to Proofread and Edit Your Resume

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    With all of the advice on the internet warning everyone that your resume is likely tossed with one typo, employers report there are too many errors of all sorts. Today, Lauren Milligan and offer advice to prepare your resume for perfection (although, we throw in a caveat with this point). Blog: TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/49/ Phone: 708.365.9822 Email: mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com I met Lauren Milligan about five years ago on a career panel. We kept in touch throughout the years and landed here on the show. You can find her career expert advice featured on Time, Yahoo, or CareerBuilder. Back in…
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    FlexJobs

  • 3 Interesting Tools for Telecommuters

    Brie Weiler Reynolds
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:12 am
    Trying to make your home office a productive environment? Here are three of my favorite interesting tools for telecommuters to do just that. The post 3 Interesting Tools for Telecommuters appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 6 Resume Tips for Consultants

    Jessica Howington
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    If you're breaking into consulting, your resume is important. Here are six resume tips for consultants to make your business pitches stand out. The post 6 Resume Tips for Consultants appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • FlexJobs Honors Labor Day and American Workers

    Brie Weiler Reynolds
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    FlexJobs talks about the history of Labor Day, and reflects on the struggles and triumphs of the American Worker. The post FlexJobs Honors Labor Day and American Workers appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 8 Job Search Tips for Environmentalists

    Brie Weiler Reynolds
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:54 am
    Want to be green in your personal AND professional lives? We're offering job search tips for environmentalists, so you can be eco-friendly as you search. The post 8 Job Search Tips for Environmentalists appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 11 Things That Stress You out About Work

    Brie Weiler Reynolds
    31 Aug 2014 | 2:26 am
    Money. Workload. Coworkers and bosses. Lack of flexible work options. What things stress you out about work? A new survey finds out. The post 11 Things That Stress You out About Work appeared first on FlexJobs.
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    Come Recommended

  • 10 Things To Do During Downtime At Your First Job

    Olivia Adams
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Bored yawning businessman image from Bigstock. Most of us have probably experienced an afternoon at work when we completed every task on our to-do list by 1 p.m. Although it’s tempting to call it day, it might be a better idea to make the most of your downtime. Instead of working quickly each day so you can punch out early, it’s better to find projects you can work on when you have nothing else assigned. If you’re at work with nothing to do, here are 10 things to do to keep you occupied: 1. Double, triple, and quadruple check your work. When you finish an…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Only Half Of Job Openings Are Advertised

    Olivia Adams
    28 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Mobile media devices from Bigstock Every Thursday, the Come Recommended 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 Why Women Don’t Apply for Jobs Unless They’re 100 Percent Qualified: A new study reveals that men are confident about their ability to perform a job at 60 percent, but women don’t feel confident until they’re able to meet every qualification. Read more. Study: Half of All Available Jobs Are Never…
  • How To Get Endorsed On LinkedIn And Boost Your Career

    Olivia Adams
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: LinkedIn on Bigstock In the realm of job search platforms, LinkedIn has taken over as the No. 1 online job seeker’s tool. With tons of features that categorize professional credentials and experience, LinkedIn is a preferred site for recruiters searching for talent. You can boost your career by getting endorsed on LinkedIn. The LinkedIn skills section features a way for users to showcase social proof of their talents and experience through endorsements. You can leverage this element of your profile to enhance your marketability in your job search. Here are a few tips for…
  • 4 Ways Job Seekers Benefit From LinkedIn Recommendations

    Olivia Adams
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: LinkedIn on Bigstock When searching for a service, what is your first step? If you are like most, you would probably check for reviews or recommendations. Much like services, on-the-market job seekers can benefit from recommendations because selling skills and abilities is essential for aspiring employees. The LinkedIn recommendations feature is a powerful tool you can use to stand out among all other candidates. Job seekers benefit from LinkedIn recommendations in the following ways: 1. Social proof builds credibility. Think about it. How many times have you asked your friends…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Jobs Of The Future

    Olivia Adams
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Mobile media devices from Bigstock Every Thursday, the Come Recommended 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 Skipped Your College Internship? You’re Far Less Likely to Get a Job in Business: College students majoring in business often feel pressure to get résumé-boosting work experience while still in school. New data shows that the internship angst may be justified. Read more.  Top 10 Jobs of the Future: Top…
 
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    Today in Newtown

  • A boy and his balls

    kate (storyteller)
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:14 pm
    My kid, the Boy, is a jock. He may be a nerdy, mathlete jock with an affinity for yo-yos, rubik's cubes, MasterChef and Project Runway, but he's every bit an athlete. You can smell it on him. These days, about to go to high school, you can LITERALLY smell it on him. When people ask what's his favorite sport, we tell them he's a dog. Just throw him a ball, any ball, and that's his favorite. Lacrosse, soccer, football, baseball. Doesn't really matter. Golf. Basketball. Frisbees too. He'll chase them and catch them and do it over and over and over again. Woof. It's tough to be the only boy in a…
  • A Blog Grows Up: The Big Switcharoo Begins

    kate (storyteller)
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Recently, when at my downtown (Panera) office, I met a prospective client. It happens often: I'm starved for human contact, so I leave the lonely work-at-home abyss, and end up getting more work from Panera than I ever do on LinkedIn. A quick intro from a soccer dad, swim mom – and waa-laa! “So, where can I see your stuff? What you’ve written? Where can I find you?” Well, right here in my handy-dandy 1980s black artist portfolio!! Let me just get it out of the trunk of my car, under the protest signs, jocks, water bottles, blankets, wet towels, empty coffee cups, bikini…
  • What A Difference A Sign Makes

    kate (storyteller)
    12 Jun 2014 | 1:17 pm
     Since the shooting at Sandy Hook, every so often a few of us gather outside our friendly, neighborhood trade association representing the firearm and ammunition industry (aka gun manufacturers), the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). These are your go-to lobbyists for the guys who make the guns, an equal opportunity money maker and fear monger similar to the NRA, the omnipotent lobbyists for the guys who shoot the guns. We're a small group of 3, 4, or 5 protestors, spanning several generations. Sometimes we surge to 10 or 15, but not often. We carry handmade signs that…
  • They Came, They Listened, They'll Vote

    kate (storyteller)
    22 May 2014 | 11:09 am
    The first mom arrived promptly, walked to the front door, looking confused.“Do I have the right night?” she asked politely. I invited her in. “You never know how these things go. Might just be you, me, and a couple bottles of wine.” “Works for me!” she said. But I was nervous, and she knew it. “It’ll be okay. Everything will work out. Even if it is just you and me, it’ll be fine.” In a moment of weakness … or maybe strength … I volunteered for a Moms Demand Action House Party, or meeting really, to rally friends and see what could be done at the grass roots level…
  • Show me the benefits baby!

    kate (storyteller)
    1 May 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Like that product placement? You want sexy? I'll show you sexy. After rather attractive husband was downsized, outsourced, laid off, and/or became a victim of the recession, we were not immediately panicked. Financially, that is. We hoard our money the way most Americans spend it. We're cheap. Not frugal; cheap. Started saving for college when our kids, all 4 of them, were babies. Our 401ks were maxed and matched in our 20s, and we always lived below, far below, our 'my-SUV-is-bigger-than-your-SUV' suburban neighbors. Saved and saved and saved. When we moved back to Newtown after a brief,…
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    Jobberman Insider

  • “From Slow Summer to Massive Start-Up” : Jobberman Founders Featured on BBC

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    When in 2009, university lecturers in Nigeria embarked on an all-too-familiar strike, little did the world know that a company that would impact greatly on the employment market in Nigeria would be birthed.Three young undergraduates of the Obafemi Awolowo University who shared a burning desire to recreate and redefine job sourcing and recruitment in Nigeria and beyond made the best use of the ASUU strike to start Jobberman.Five years down the line, Jobberman has today grown to become Nigeria’s No.1 Recruitment website. In recognition of this feat, the BBC captures the story of these…
  • FREE DOWNLOAD: “Corporate Misfit: Lessons for Fresh Graduates”

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:58 am
    If you know or have heard about Segun Akiode, you would definitely not want to joke with any book written by him.“CORPORATE MISFIT: Lessons for Fresh Graduates,“ a book by Segun Akiode is now available for FREE DOWNLOAD.The book provides valuable insights into how fresh graduates especially those who feel out of place with the course they studied in school can navigate the world of paid employment and emerge victorious.The book according to the author is to help increase Employability Skills among fresh graduates as it attempts to change their perspective of the job search process…
  • Joselyn Dumas Emerges Brand Ambassador of Jobberman Ghana

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:33 am
    Ghanaian Celebrity, Joselyn Dumas, has emerged the brand ambassador for Ghana’s No. 1 website Jobberman.com.gh.The announcement was made by Jobberman Ghana Country Consultant, Babajide Otoki at a recent ceremony in Accra. Babajide Otoki further said the company would stay true to the company’s commitment to helping employers find suitably qualified candidates and also help jobseekers find their dream job.According to Babajide, Dumas, who will now act as Jobberman’s ambassador in Ghana, was so appointed because she is “young and enterprising, and possesses the kind of personality…
  • Employers are viewing your Jobberman profile

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    Do you know that Jobberman.com, Nigeria’s No 1 recruitment website, is more than just a platform for applying for jobs?As a Jobberman user, your profile is registered on Jobberman’s Database, which is accessed by thousands of employers, looking for suitable candidates to fill their vacant positions.Employers go beyond screening job applications to find the best candidate for their roles. They also go talent hunting by searching talent pools to find the ideal candidate. They search talent pools to find the ideal candidate. Over 23,000 employers on our website download more than 130,000…
  • 10 Reasons Why Women Should Help Other Women in the Workplace

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:49 am
     More women are in leadership roles than ever before“There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” – Madeleine Albright, former United States Ambassador to the United NationsThis famed 2006 quote from Madeleine Albright to the WNBA expresses what so many women feel, and eight years later it still hits a nerve.Our modern workplace is complex and changing by the millisecond. Input comes from every direction – not only from our managers and co-workers, but also virtual colleagues, friends, family, and the relentlessly proliferating social…
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    Women Powering Business

  • Want to Promote Women Leadership? Join the Conversation in Chicago and Minneapolis

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:03 am
    Randstad’s Women Powering Business Panel Series is our way to bring together business leaders in key markets throughout the United States, to connect with women at all stages of their careers, by providing networking opportunities and thoughtful discussion of the issues around gender diversity in the American workplace. We brought together a panel of dynamic leaders from civic, academic, business, HR and philanthropic backgrounds. Moderated by Randstad North American CEO, Linda Galipeau, this year’s panelists include: September 10th, 2014 Chicago: a cocktail event Becky Beaupre…
  • Women, Stress and The Workplace

    Michelle Prince
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Women are making greater strides than ever before, both at work and at home. Not only are we making our way into leadership ranks across all industries, but we’re also bringing home the funds to support our families. But these advancements come with a price. As women workers struggle with the weight of balancing work and family, we’re stressed out. While stress affects both genders, our recent Randstad Engagement Study found that it has a greater impact on women workers, with 27 percent of women (compared to 22% of men) citing stress as a top reason to leave their current job. Read more…
  • Women Powering Technology, Part Four

    Kimberly Fahey
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    The fourth installment of our Women Powering Technology series features Chandelle Fairley, Managing Director, Randstad Technologies, which takes a closer look at the challenges of recruiting women in technology. Chandelle joined Randstad Technologies in 2009 and has over 17 years experience in the recruitment industry.  Starting as an account executive, she was promoted to Managing Director for the Atlanta-based Randstad Technologies office in July 2013. Chandelle is a multi-year President’s Club winner, was named the 2012 Producer of the year and has been a top producer throughout…
  • Women Powering Technology, Part 3

    Kimberly Fahey
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Kimberly Fahey The third installment of our Women Powering Technology series features Pam Stenson, President of the CIO Executive Council. She is charged with growing a community of the senior-most IT leaders across the world for the purpose of harnessing their thought leadership to evolve the IT profession. Pam manages the Council team to ensure world-class service delivery, sets the strategic direction of the organization, and works intimately with the Council’s member leadership and board of advisors. Pam has over 20 years experience in IT and has been a valuable part of the Council…
  • The “Not Sorry” Campaign: Randstad Women Leaders Weigh In

    WPB Expert
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    When Pantene released a video examining the way women overuse the word “sorry,” it got the public talking about the power of language and how women are so quick to apologize for things that aren’t their fault. Whether it’s habit or learned behavior, many women use this five-letter word as a way to appear softer and more likeable — especially in the workplace. But is it time for women to stop apologizing so much? “Sorry is a crutch — a tyrannical lady-crutch,” according to a Time article. ”It’s a space filler, a hedge, a way to politely ask…
 
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    HR C-Suite

  • What The Best Leaders Do That Others Don’t Do!

    Rosanna Nadeau, SPHR
    1 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    It’s surprising how many employees leave their brains and their hearts at the door when they come to work. Sometimes this is because they’ve learned that management just wants people to do what they’re told. Or, it may be the result of work overload sapping their energy. Whatever the cause, with 70% of the workforce […]
  • Workplace Solutions: Don’t Promote Trouble

    Lynne Curry, Ph.d., SPHR
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Question: I’ve worked three years for our branch, first as a salesperson and then as the sales manager. When I started to burn out on sales, I told our company’s CEO I wanted to move into operations and he said he’d move me up as soon as he could. Last week, our branch manager unexpectedly […]
  • It’s Not About The Gunfire

    Catherine Carr, SPHR, MBA
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    “It’s not about the gunfire” I said, trying to explain to my boss why I simply could not extend my mission as the Country HR Manager in Bangui, the capital of The Central African Republic (CAR).  I was at the tail end of a one-year contract with Doctors Without Borders and on my fourth emergency […]
  • Workplace Solutions: Never On Sundays

    Lynne Curry, Ph.d., SPHR
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Question: I’ve worked for a retail chain for seven years, since high school. During my first six years, I worked part-time and went to college, taking mostly night classes. During that time, I received excellent performance reviews and many employee of the month awards. After I received my BA in business management, my company accepted […]
  • Speak well! A Quality All Great Leaders Possess

    Christopher Austin
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Leaders often have to use public speaking as a way of getting their points across to others. Some famous leaders have also been outstanding public speakers, such as John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill, and Martin Luther King, Jr. However, the qualities that make someone a good leader are not always the same as the qualities […]
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    Executive Resume Services

  • Changing Seasons Means Revamped Strategies

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    Well, it’s happened again. The relentless wheel of history has rolled into another season, and that’s actually a pretty positive thing because every new season is a great reason to look at what you are doing, decide what needs to change, and set some strategic goals that will get you where you want to be. Look At What You Are Doing It doesn’t matter if we are talking about your job search, your workplace, or the balance between your home and career. Everyone needs to look at what they are currently doing and see the good points along with the bad. Write it down and celebrate…
  • 5 Tips For Updating Your LinkedIn Profile

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    LinkedIn is one of the most important places to have an online presence because it is currently the top networking site for professionals of many industries. This is where a potential employer will look you up to see if you are a good fit for the job opening and where many people find the connections that bring them a career. It’s a very valuable resource and worth taking the time to make sure your LinkedIn profile is complete and contemporary. If your profile is out of date or incomplete, how is being on this vital networking site doing you any good? In fact, an out of date, incomplete…
  • How Much Will Not Having A Good Resume Cost?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    Many times, someone will look at the price of having a professional resume writer develop their resume and wonder if it is worth the cost. There’s a way to put the cost of a professional resume service into perspective: How much will it cost you to stay unemployed and searching for a job? Say you are hoping to find a job that pays $52,000 a year to make this exercise easy. That means your pay before taxes is $1,000 because there are 52 weeks in a year. If you have been looking for a job and nobody is calling you back, your resume usually has a lot to do with that, so your current resume…
  • 3 Reasons Why A Critique Is A Good Thing

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Criticism is kind of painful, because nobody likes to be wrong. But without constructive criticism we’d all be in a fantasy world assuming everything is fine and wondering why things aren’t happening the way we imagined they would. Particularly when it comes to your career, criticism is a valuable tool. But that tool has to be in the hands of somebody who knows how to use it for your benefit. A Professional Critique of Your Resume/Cover Letter Does 3 Things Professional Perspective – A Professional Resume/Cover Letter Critique should be just that: professional. You want…
  • How To Fix Interview Mistakes

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    It happens to everybody: You make a mistake about something during your important interview. It my the way you dressed for the occasion and you went too formal or too casual. It might be addressing your interviewer by the wrong name. There are lots of ways a candidate can make a mistake, and it’s true that a mistake can possibly cost you the job. It’s also true that the way you respond to your own mistakes can be what makes the interview successful and gets you the job. Mistakes Can Be Opportunities Everyone makes mistakes, but those who are confident enough to admit their mistake…
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  • The 9 dirty truths experts won’t tell you about starting your own business

    Marianne Cantwell
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:37 pm
      Hello gorgeous. I want you to know something. Yes, starting your own business is wonderful. You wake up when you want, work from where you want and never have to sit through a boring-ass ‘weekly planning meeting’ EVER AGAIN. Rocking. However. This freedom does not come on a platter. You don’t wake up one and go ‘oh I seem to have stumbled on the perfect life. Ho ho. Tea and toast, Jeeves’. (Because that’s totally what my mornings look like. Ahem) So let’s take a down-and-dirty look at what really goes on in a fledgling business. This…
  • People around you don’t get what you want to do? Read this.

    Marianne Cantwell
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:49 am
    * This is a guest post by William Gallagher * If you phoned five friends and said you’re moving to New York to be a graffiti artist what would happen? Hopefully at least one of your friends will be excited for you, but you know that at least four, probably all five, will try to talk you out of it. They’re looking out for you, they care for you. But there’s a part of them, too, that reckons New York is a long away and they’ll never see you again. You can’t object to that, that’s lovely. However there’s another piece to the puzzle: they don’t see you that way. You’re…
  • What does a free range work day look like… in Bali? This 12 minute video might just surprise you.

    Marianne Cantwell
    15 Jun 2014 | 7:11 am
    Hop on the back of my scooter as I whizz you ‘virtually’ around Ubud: from wifi to people and places to go, see what it’s like living+working in this popular ‘digital nomad with laptop’ destination (listen out for the roosters in the background). Ever wondered what a work day might look like when you’re living ‘location independent’ in Bali, working on your laptop? Find out for yourself in this 12 minute virtual video tour of my typical ‘free range work day’ around Ubud in Bali. This is the first time I’ve shot a ‘regular…
  • Working too hard for too little income? Check your business hasn’t been taken over by the “neighbourhood wino” model

    Marianne Cantwell
    13 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    So you’re at an extended family wedding. It’s late in the day, the sun is going down, and for the first time that day you notice a man you don’t quite recognise. He’s the one wearing a shiny suit, with a terrible comb-over, necking leftover drinks in the corner. Is he a distant cousin? guests whisper to one another. He’s got Uncle Rob’s nose don’t you think? Who is he? Well, if this were Jo Over-Worked and Pat Under-Pricing’s wedding, then odds are, that possibly-a-cousin-in-a-wrinkled-suit sniffing the inside of used plastic cups?  The one who people are trying to…
  • Trying to find ‘your thing’? Here’s a clue: you’re probably driving everyone around you crazy with it.

    Marianne Cantwell
    1 Jun 2014 | 12:44 am
    In my first year of changing from my old work into my free range life, I met up with a friend who had moved overseas and I hadn’t seen in years. Over coffee and sticky cinnamon rolls I told him what I was doing now and how much I loved it. He looked at me and said “oh that makes so much sense for you, I can see you doing that so much more than what you used to do”. He said it like it was obvious. Yet for a long time it hadn’t felt obvious to me! Why is it that when someone is doing what they love it looks like the clues were always there – but when we are the ones doing the looking,…
 
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    Next Chapter New Life

  • Introvert to Introvert – Too Much Detail?

    Dorothy Tannahill Moran
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
    Dorothy – great webinar.., but it’s reassuring that these are somewhat common mistakes for many people and less a personal problem – love the “overly detailed” comment, I can still see the light go out of my colleagues eyes when they ask me a question and I respond. – X-   Hi X, whew! This one took me years to improve. Yes, it’s almost like when you turn the talking faucet on with us introverts, we don’t just talk- we can get very attached to all of that detail we pick up along the way. I realize this may not apply to all of us but for those of us that…
  • Introvert Guide to Positive Office Politics

    Dorothy Tannahill Moran
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:39 am
    Isn’t positive office politics an oxymoron? Especially for an introvert?   Office politics, like many things has its positive and negative sides.   We notice the negative, which is disgusting and dysfunctional. It often harms or abuses others in the process and for the rest of us; we try to avoid the fallout.   What we tend to not notice is the positive office politics that does take place, mostly because we don’t recognize it for what it is. When it works well, it makes a group efficient, productive and satisfied.   To sort this out, you first need to understand the…
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  • Short-Term Employment Contracts Increasing in Popularity

    Daniel Sullivan
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    In today’s economy and fast-paced, ever-evolving business market, hiring full time does not always make sense. Your company may have a hiring freeze that prohibits you taking on a new staff member full time, reduce tax risks associated with 1099 independent contractors, avoid the negative press that comes with having to lay workers off, or evaluate a candidate’s skills prior to offering direct employment. As such, many employers are looking for short-term workers to help meet deadlines or take on special projects. For this reason, short-term contracts are becoming increasingly popular. In…
  • 6 Most Effective Ways to Customize Your Executive Resume – Part 1

    Daniel Sullivan
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this two-part series, you will learn the six most effective ways to customize your executive resume and get the attention of any hiring manager. The first three steps are reviewed below.   1. Identify the Right Keywords Your resume needs to pass through an online application system before it will ever be seen by the recruiter or hiring manager. Online applications use specific searches to find applicable keywords to determine if you are a worthy candidate for the position you applied to. In order to make the first pass, your executive resume needs to have the right keywords for the…
  • 4 Ways to Write an Achievement-Based Executive Resume

    Daniel Sullivan
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here’s a pill that may be tough to swallow: most people have lackluster resumes. They tend to write extremely generic resumes that only showcase basic job duties. As a result, recruiters think they are dealing with someone who can only do the basics. Achievement based resumes, on the other hand, help you stand out from the crowd because they give concrete examples of what you can do on the job.  Achievements are those things that made a lasting impact on the company or the client. Below you’ll find some tips on how to write an achievement-based executive resume.     1.
  • 5 Powerful Ways to Incorporate Soft Skills Into Your Executive Resume

    Daniel Sullivan
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Up until relatively recently companies thought that hard skills are what would get them their bottom line. Now we’ve come to realize that soft skills are just as important when it comes to growing a company. Soft skills are considered to be behaviors and traits such as adaptability, critical thinking, people skills, likeability, time management and so forth. Essentially soft skills are those that aren’t as hard driving or as up front. Often times they are skills that have more to do with your personality, making them slightly more difficult to put on paper. That’s why how you present…
  • New LinkedIn Profile Features

    Daniel Sullivan
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    New LinkedIn Profile Features added to LinkedIn Premium Accounts Here is a summary of New LinkedIn Profile Features from what I see so far. I am looking forward to diving in further to explore the best ways job seekers can benefit from these features. Check out my new Premium Profile with the larger photo. So exciting! Visually Compelling Premium Profile: Take a stand with your brand with a larger profile photo and full-width background. Select a photo from the library created by LinkedIn to make life easy or use a photo of your own that can clearly define your brand. LinkedIn says it is best…
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    Job Interview Tools

  • 7 reasons why you didn’t get the job

    Don Georgevich
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:59 pm
    You knew you were right for the job and they seemed to love you. Everything went well… so well in fact that they made you feel like an offer was looming. And two weeks later, you either never heard back from them or they informed you someone else was selected. Just because you were right […]
  • 7 dumb interview questions to avoid

    Don Georgevich
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:48 am
    One of the techniques I always cover with students in my top tier coaching class, Accelerate, is questions that are good to ask employers… …Questions that will leave them with a positive impression of you. But you want to avoid questions that might negatively affect your candidacy — leaving you wondering why you never heard […]
  • 5 questions never to ask in a job interview

    Don Georgevich
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    At the end of the interview, it’s your turn to ask the interviewer a few questions. You should already have a planned list of questions. Don’t ask questions just for the sake of asking questions. Ask meaningful questions that will help you make an informed decision about whether or not you want to work here. […]
  • 5 Best things to say in your next job interview

    Don Georgevich
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Saying the right thing in an interview won’t necessarily get you the job, but it can help keep your interview on track, avoiding disaster. Here’s my top 5 list of the best things you should consider saying in your interview. Keep in mind my top 5 list is more of a framework or methodology than […]
  • 4 Smart Things Job Seekers Do

    Don Georgevich
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    Let’s face it — Getting hired for a job is not easy. Some people seem to be better at it than others. So what are some of the key characteristics that make up the elite group of successful job candidates? What are they doing that makes employers want to hire them? 1. They show relevance […]
 
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    Authentic Resume Branding

  • Transform Your Executive Resume into an Interview Magnet

    Rosa
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    “Marketing is the art of meaningful differentiation.” John Lederer A career-altering executive resume is not engineered by just narrating your employment history—but by way of persuasive storytelling and strategic road-mapping! I realize you’ve probably heard this before and I bet you wondered how you can convert your executive resume into a six-figure, job-interview magnet. Well, […] The post Transform Your Executive Resume into an Interview Magnet appeared first on Authentic Resume Branding.
  • Breakthrough Tips for a Sexier LinkedIn Profile

    Rosa
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:32 pm
    YOUR CORPORATE HEADSHOT MATTERS What is that old adage? A picture is worth a thousand words! That’s right. This is especially true now that job searching and networking is conducted almost exclusively through digital communication tools. You don’t have to be a bombshell, but you must be aware that online images have equal if not greater impact than […] The post Breakthrough Tips for a Sexier LinkedIn Profile appeared first on Authentic Resume Branding.
  • Hidden Marketing Strategies for a Winning Executive Resume

    Rosa
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:54 am
      Take an honest look at your resume. Go ahead…I’ll wait. Now, tell me, what did you feel? Are you proud of this dossier? Did you discover that your best triumphs jump off the page and grab you? Does it highlight your best accomplishments, paying homage to your legacy? Has it outlined the steps of […] The post Hidden Marketing Strategies for a Winning Executive Resume appeared first on Authentic Resume Branding.
  • The Executive Resume: Rising Trends & Marketing Solutions

    Rosa
    11 Mar 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Many of the clients I’ve partnered with are embarking on ‘next-career’ moves. What that means is they are gainfully employed, but ‘itching’ for the next challenge. What I’ve discerned is that there are several common trends emerging among my recent clientele. If you will, allow me to share a few with you today. The One-Company Executive Several of the executives […] The post The Executive Resume: Rising Trends & Marketing Solutions appeared first on Authentic Resume Branding.
  • 10 Ways You Could Be Committing Career Suicide

    Rosa
    30 Sep 2013 | 9:02 am
    Are YOU Committing Career Suicide? Many Professionals Are.   Halt! Please stop surfing and read this article because you could unknowingly be on your way to committing career suicide! Cautionary tale: I’ve witnessed many job seekers, including high-ranking executives, arrive at the shocking realization that they’ve progressively carved an unfavorable, seemingly intractable career path. Why? […] The post 10 Ways You Could Be Committing Career Suicide appeared first on Authentic Resume Branding.
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  • Inside Channel Sales Representative

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Tripp Lite - Chicago, IL - Inside Channel Sales Representative Candidate will be responsible for an established group of accounts and will manage all aspects of the sales process. Initiative and drive are needed to increase sales by establishing contact, uncovering needs and selling Tripp Lite products. Th...
  • Registered Nurse RN Telemetry Per Diem

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Favorite Healthcare Staffing - Harrisburg, PA - Favorite has an immediate Telemetry (RN) position available in Harrisburg, PA Job Description: Telemetry Registered nurses use different types of technology to monitor patients blood pressure, blood oxygen saturation, breathing patterns, and heart activity, among other things. Te...
  • Payroll Specialist-ADP - HR, EXCEL, salary requirements

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Asset International - Stamford, CT - We are in immediate need of a payroll specialist with min 4-5 years ADP Payroll experience. Must have advanced EXCEL, be extremely accurate, collaborative with HR, ADP and other functions, and have the ability to handle Payroll for US and Canadian employees. We are paid bi-monthl...
  • Insurance Sales - CONTROL YOUR DE$TINY

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    epolicypro.com - Bridgeport, CT - Insurance Sales - CONTROL YOUR DE$TINY! Licensed Life Insurance Agents. Work via phone and internet from your location. Call prospects from the highest quality leads in the insurance industry. There are, essentially, two kinds of insurance agents in the world: Independent and Cap...
  • Sr Manager, Payroll Job

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Celgene Corporation - Berkeley Heights, NJ - Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for...
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    Movin' On Up

  • How You Can Thrive in Today’s Changing Workforce

    admin
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:09 pm
    For millions of workers, the fixed schedule full-time 40 hour workweek is a thing of the past. Looking for greater flexibility and new opportunities, job seekers are turning away from the traditional employer-employee relationship and eight to five work day. The number of temporary workers, independent contingent workers, and freelancers is increasing to record highs in the U.S., defying previous economic trends. A study from MBO partners, a support system for independent professionals, found that all U.S. independent workers totaled 17.7 million in 2013, a 10% increase from MBO’s first…
  • Associate Spotlight: Anthony Tamporello

    admin
    22 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
    Movin’ On Up takes pride in recognizing outstanding Express Employment Professionals associates who’ve been acknowledged by one of our Express offices. Every associate we put to work has a story to tell, and we want to celebrate the accomplishments of the individuals who come to work for us. This month’s associate spotlight recognizes an associate who never gives up despite the most unexpected of obstacles – Anthony Tamporello from the Covington, LA Express office. A Hard Worker Born and raised in New Orleans, Anthony Tamporello has always been a go-getter. After serving five…
  • Top Rated Job Search Tools

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Finding a job and scouring the job boards can often be a time-consuming, frustrating, and confusing ordeal. With hundreds of job boards online and even more want ads in the newspapers, it’s easy to get lost in the shuffle. Where do you even start? How do you know where to look? How do you avoid scam sites or “pay” sites? We’ve compiled a list of helpful sites we think are the best places for job seekers to use their time wisely. While every job seeker is different and has different needs and priorities, these tools are a great place to start if you’re looking for a job. 1. Job…
  • 3 Tips for Recovering From Being Fired

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Being fired can feel like the ultimate hit to your career, and it’s easy to think you’ll never recover. But, that’s not always the case. Despite the immediate emotions you may feel, losing your job doesn’t have to be so overwhelming. As Paul Anderson, managing director of career management and job search firm ProLango Consulting Inc, told US News, “You shouldn’t hold onto the belief that you’re damaged goods or that another employer won’t offer you a more satisfying career option. Sometimes it really is a blessing…Just take advantage of that self-reflection…
  • Heading to Work? Three Tips for Back to School Driving Safety

    admin
    15 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    It’s the time of year when most people have returned from summer vacation and kids are back in school. Due to the start of the school year, roads will be more crowded during your daily commute, and school zone rules will be strictly enforced. So, it’s especially important to focus on the safety of children, yourself, and other drivers as traffic increases. Here are three tips to help you stay safe on the roads. Adjust your commute time. If school has already started in your area, your commute time has likely become longer. Now is the time of year to reevaluate the time it takes you to get…
 
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    CareerFuel » Blog

  • I Leaned In and Fell Over

    Deborah Brody Hamilton
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    I haven’t exactly read Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In, but I did read excerpts of it online, and I have heard it discussed ad nauseam. Despite my skepticism, the parts I read were well researched and written. I get her point. After all, I’ve been a “leaner” my whole life. In the first grade I “leaned  in” and got what I considered a plum assignment from the teacher. I got to perch on her desk and read to the class, while she went out for a cigarette. In the seventh grade, I “leaned in” and ran for student council. I was the only girl running, and rose to office with the…
  • Back to the Future Means Back at Work

    G Peters
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Yes, I’ve zipped up my Marty McFly and set the flux capacitor to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity needed to propel my personal DeLorean time machine of a career back to the future. In 1985, actor Michael J. Fox introduced us to Mcfly in the first film in the “Back to the Future” trilogy in which he was transported back in time with the help of some nifty science fiction in the form of a converted DeLorean. It was around this same time that I landed my first job as a reporter at a tiny newspaper in the Midwest. In college, I had studied to become a photographer, but my advisers…
  • Where to Work?

    AnnMarie McIlwain
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    Find me a company whose products or services you love and chances are they have happier employees. My children ask to fly JetBlue because they know they will get a screen, more comfortable seats and probably a direct flight. Whether in Maine or not, we think of LLBean first for many of our outdoor needs because their products last, they stand behind them and they have great customer support.  Not surprising, JetBlue and Beans have highly satisfied employees. If you shop at Costco, I am willing to bet you know they have the best steaks, crowd pleasing birthday cakes and well-priced clothing.
  • 3 Job Search Lessons I Learned from The USA Men’s Soccer Team

    Luke Shehata
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    Over the past three weeks, the USA Men’s Soccer Team ran and kicked their way into the hearts of millions as they competed in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Team USA was the underdog story with every game they played. Following a win, tie, and loss in the group stages, team USA advanced through “The Group of Death” and proved to the world that we could be a contender in the other “futball.” As I watched the games, I found connections between Team USA’s quest and my internship search this summer. Reflecting on the World Cup, I couldn’t help but realize that I too had faced long…
  • Pink slipped, Again.

    G Peters
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:08 am
    I got an email the other day from a former newspaper colleague who had just been pink slipped by yet another employer. It was like getting a note from a brother from another mother who had also been marked by the scarlet letter of a second job layoff in less than a decade. While it’s been a year since I went back to work, I can still feel the pain of the uncertainty that comes when you or a friend is told that his or her services are no longer needed. That gut-wrenching “what am I going to do next” feeling that comes with job loss. The story was all too familiar: funding is short,…
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  • Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile In 7 Easy Steps

    Nicole Cavazos
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:59 am
    LinkedIn is usually the first place that recruiters go to evaluate you as a candidate. Here's how to optimize your profile to make a good impression. The post Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile In 7 Easy Steps appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • We Just Raised $63 Million. Here’s Why.

    Ian Siegel
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    Four years ago, we set out to make the hiring process as simple and efficient as possible. From our own experiences working for startups, we knew the recruiting challenges small businesses faced, and thought we could The post We Just Raised $63 Million. Here’s Why. appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • Is Your Company Culture Holding Back Your Hiring?

    Matt Krumrie
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:47 pm
    You need to hire, you have openings, but the culture, led by upper management, just doesn't see the need to hire. What can an HR professional do about it? The post Is Your Company Culture Holding Back Your Hiring? appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • 4 Questions You Need to Ask During a Job Interview

    Nicole Cavazos
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:24 am
    You’ve just spent the last hour being grilled about your qualifications. The interview is winding down and you hear those inevitable words: “Any questions?” What should you ask? The post 4 Questions You Need to Ask During a Job Interview appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • Career Tips for Recruiters: How Those Who Hire Get Hired

    Matt Krumrie
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    When in a search, recruiters and HR professionals know exactly what they want, yet many struggle when it comes time to owning their own career. The post Career Tips for Recruiters: How Those Who Hire Get Hired appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
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  • Short-Term Employment Contracts Increasing in Popularity

    Daniel Sullivan
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    In today’s economy and fast-paced, ever-evolving business market, hiring full time does not always make sense. Your company may have a hiring freeze that prohibits you taking on a new staff member full time, reduce tax risks associated with 1099 independent contractors, avoid the negative press that comes with having to lay workers off, or evaluate a candidate’s skills prior to offering direct employment. As such, many employers are looking for short-term workers to help meet deadlines or take on special projects. For this reason, short-term contracts are becoming increasingly popular. In…
  • 6 Most Effective Ways to Customize Your Executive Resume – Part 1

    Daniel Sullivan
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this two-part series, you will learn the six most effective ways to customize your executive resume and get the attention of any hiring manager. The first three steps are reviewed below.   1. Identify the Right Keywords Your resume needs to pass through an online application system before it will ever be seen by the recruiter or hiring manager. Online applications use specific searches to find applicable keywords to determine if you are a worthy candidate for the position you applied to. In order to make the first pass, your executive resume needs to have the right keywords for the…
  • 4 Ways to Write an Achievement-Based Executive Resume

    Daniel Sullivan
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here’s a pill that may be tough to swallow: most people have lackluster resumes. They tend to write extremely generic resumes that only showcase basic job duties. As a result, recruiters think they are dealing with someone who can only do the basics. Achievement based resumes, on the other hand, help you stand out from the crowd because they give concrete examples of what you can do on the job.  Achievements are those things that made a lasting impact on the company or the client. Below you’ll find some tips on how to write an achievement-based executive resume.     1.
  • 5 Powerful Ways to Incorporate Soft Skills Into Your Executive Resume

    Daniel Sullivan
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Up until relatively recently companies thought that hard skills are what would get them their bottom line. Now we’ve come to realize that soft skills are just as important when it comes to growing a company. Soft skills are considered to be behaviors and traits such as adaptability, critical thinking, people skills, likeability, time management and so forth. Essentially soft skills are those that aren’t as hard driving or as up front. Often times they are skills that have more to do with your personality, making them slightly more difficult to put on paper. That’s why how you present…
  • New LinkedIn Profile Features

    Daniel Sullivan
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    New LinkedIn Profile Features added to LinkedIn Premium Accounts Here is a summary of New LinkedIn Profile Features from what I see so far. I am looking forward to diving in further to explore the best ways job seekers can benefit from these features. Check out my new Premium Profile with the larger photo. So exciting! Visually Compelling Premium Profile: Take a stand with your brand with a larger profile photo and full-width background. Select a photo from the library created by LinkedIn to make life easy or use a photo of your own that can clearly define your brand. LinkedIn says it is best…
 
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    The Recruiters Lounge

  • Why LinkedIn InMail Spam Is Like Not Showering Before Your First Date

    Jessica Merrell
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
      As you may know, LinkedIn Recruiter recently announced changes to their service requiring that recruiters maintain a 14% response rate on their InMail messages or have their accounts suspended for 14 days. You can read about the changes by clicking here. How to Increase LinkedIn Recruiter InMail Response Rate One of the most effective […]
  • LinkedIn Recruiter Announces New Restrictions on InMail Open Rates

    Jessica Merrell
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    LINKEDIN RECRUITER RULE CHANGES & RESTRICTIONS LinkedIn recently has begun cracking down on some of the below listed offenses. LinkedIn Recruiter users with an InMail response rate of 13% will be suspended from sending messages for 14 days. LinkedIn Recruiter product users whose reponse rate dips below 14% will no longer be able to send bulk InMail […]
  • The Power of the Employee Referral [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Blake McCammon
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Inforgraphic Highlights You’ve heard it once and you’ll hear it again, the employee referral is key to high rentention. Over the past five years there has been nothing but hard […]
  • Learn How Recruiters Are Using Social Media [INFORGRAPHIC]

    Blake McCammon
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Inforgraphic Highlights 48% of recruiters said they only use LinkedIn. How many connections do you have? The average has 616 connections. Recruiters aren’t active on Twitter, 75% have less then […]
  • Career Sites Are GOLD [INFORGRAPHIC]

    Blake McCammon
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! This week we’re bringing you an inforgraphic about the importance of career sites within your recruiting strategy. Check out our friends at TalentCircles if you’re looking for a cost-effective career […]
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    Career Musings

  • Networking Tools to Manage Your Job Search

    Daisy Wright
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:11 pm
    How would you like to easily manage your job search, especially after you lazed through the summer months, and suspended your job search activities? It’s about time! The kids are heading back to school in a few days, and the lazy, and somewhat hazy days of summer have come and gone. Now you won’t have any excuses for not ramping up your job search. It’s time to get back to job search school, and the first subject I recommend you enroll in is, How to Network Effectively. To assist you, I am introducing two networking tools to manage your job search. They are Twoople and…
  • 5 Job Search Mistakes You Should Avoid

    Daisy Wright
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    From time to time job seekers, prospective clients and clients discuss with me the difficulties they face in finding a job, or getting interviews. Sometimes, these conversations come from unexpected sources: mid-career professionals, managers, and executives. Most times I empathize with these individuals because the job search process can take a toll on anyone; people get into panic mode, and all rational thinking goes through the window. Sometimes, though, I have to be direct and tell them to hit the delete button on negative thinking. Professionals at these levels should be focusing on who…
  • The Best Day For Your Job Search

    Daisy Wright
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:02 am
    Job seeker, this is another sporadic dose of the Monday Rx, a picker-upper to help you get through Mondays. I say ‘sporadic’ because, honestly, it’s not every Monday that I write such a blog post! Are you having a case of the Monday Morning Blues? Grab your favourite cup of coffee, perk yourself up, and get ready for some great news! Today, Monday, is the best day to submit your resume to the employer (or employers) you have been targeting. A survey conducted by Bright.com (prior to its acquisition by LinkedIn in February 2014), indicated that the best day to apply for a job…
  • Did They Really Call You That?

    Daisy Wright
    11 Jun 2014 | 5:40 am
      Did they really call you that? Pardon the term, but have you ever been called a networking ‘ask-hole’? Someone who is always asking for a job; asking for an introduction to someone’s network, asking for favours…sometimes from complete strangers they just connected with on LinkedIn? The term ‘ask-hole’ is certainly unflattering, (and I am cringing at its use), but if you were really described as such, you may have fallen into the misconception trap that networking (or merely connecting with people) is all about asking for favours. Every job seeker has…
  • Turn Your Obstacles Into Opportunities

    Daisy Wright
    9 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
    If it’s Monday morning, it’s time for the Monday Rx, a daily dose or picker-upper for those who hate Mondays! @CareerTips2Go “When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested in failure.” ~Mary Kay Ash What obstacles are you facing right now? Can’t find a job? Not getting…
 
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    The Burnout Specialist

  • How to Increase Creativity in 10 Minutes

    benfanning
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Here’s an easy way to increase creativity…Before asking for help on a problem from your boss, coworker, or even going to Google; force yourself to think of 3 possible solutions no matter how off-the-wall they may be. Practicing this approach will most definitely increase your creativity.
  • One Question that Gags Your Inner Critic

    benfanning
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    The critical inner voice --- "Who do you think you are?" I was trembling, getting ready to go in front of my first group as Chief Burnout Officer. I’d given lots of presentations at the office and to clients before, but this one felt a lot more personal.
  • How to Build Your Most Supportive Community

    benfanning
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    I've always been a sociable guy. I love to meet new people and after years of working in organizations I've built a robust corporate network including almost 10,000 LinkedIn connections...if you count that sort of thing. Despite this network though, there was a gap... Here's a review of the course that helped solve this problem.
  • One Question Successful Employees Always Answer (WIFM)

    benfanning
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    Ever strolled into the boss' office, shared a big idea, then discovered it fell flat? Or ever put your heart and soul into a presentation but found the audience sleeping? It's pretty easy to get frustrated in these situations. So today I'm offering a tip to boost your effectiveness and ease the frustration...
  • Why You Can Always Think Like a Marketer

    benfanning
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:14 am
    Interested in more success at work? Try marketing to your boss and coworkers. Here's how...
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    Recruiting & Career Blog

  • 5 things to consider when working with staffing agencies

    Adecco
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    When comparing options for temporary employment, there are numerous staffing agencies that you may turn to for next steps. When faced with options, it is important to understand the key differences between agencies and have a clear idea of your own desired outcomes. Below are few steps to take to make sure that you select the proper staffing provider for your company’s needs. Does the agency’s options align with your needs? Assessing what your company is looking for in a hiring partner is the first step in determining the ideal staffing agency relationship. A few factors distinguish…
  • Emotional intelligence in the workplace

    Adecco
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Emotional intelligence is the “ability to be aware of, name, and manage one’s emotions.” Beyond this, emotional intelligence in the workplace suggests an ability to understand the emotions of others and “relate to others in effective ways both personally and professionally in a wide range of contexts and roles.” Despite the misconception that decisions, particularly in the workplace, are made through reason and logic, it is actually true that “we decide 100 percent of everything emotionally and then spend hours, weeks or months underpinning these decisions with logical…
  • How to cultivate a strong mentor relationship

    Adecco
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Mentor “matching” goes both ways: a good fit doesn’t mean that it is best only for the mentee; rather, a strong match indicates that both parties are content with the relationship. When approaching someone to be a mentor, you should directly check in and ensure that they can benefit from supporting you in your career. It may seem like a contradiction to the nature of a mentor relationship, but many mentors do benefit from helping up-and-coming professionals. Traits of a strong mentor A good mentor is someone who is willing to work for you without doing things for you entirely. They…
  • Best Practices for Writing a Job Description

    Adecco
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Today’s job market already faces a daunting skills gap, and when hiring managers and employers are unable to craft a realistic and successful job description, this gap only widens as they fail to attract and align with the talent and skill sets needed to fill the role(s). Employers must do their part in combatting the skills gap – and attaining the best possible talent for their own benefit – by understanding how a strong job description is crafted. Anyone hoping to hire the perfect candidate must master this mundane but critical skill. The job description must cater to the most…
  • Filling The Talent Pool: Industries & places that are hiring

    Adecco
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Jobs, at long last, appear to be back. The U.S. economy added 298,000 jobs in June and another 209,000 jobs in July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over the past six months, the economy has added 1.5 million jobs, marking the strongest six-month stretch for hiring since 2006. Meanwhile, job openings in the U.S. recently rose to the highest level in five years. “It feels to me like the job market is humming,” Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, told the Houston Chronicle. This is very good news for sure. Yet, good news that comes with a unique…
 
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    The Labor Academy

  • The Two Documents that Every IT Professional Must Know How to Write

    Mantel Featherson
    27 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    I’ve worked as an independent IT consultant for the better part of the last fifteen years. Prior to becoming a consultant I worked for a variety of organizations as an employee. Having had experience on both sides of the aisle – I can tell you that there is a significant difference between being an employee […]
  • Five Barriers to Building a Successful Career in IT

    Mantel Featherson
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:37 pm
    This is a guest post by Sarah Brooks a Houston based freelance writer and blogger. As our society’s dependence on technology grows the need for people with technical expertise rises as well. IT professionals with the right mix of skills and experience will find an abundance of opportunities in nearly any industry that uses tech. […]
  • Three Strategies for Becoming a Software Developer That Employers Can’t Resist

    Mantel Featherson
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:06 am
    This is a guest post by Lizzi Hart, Marketing Strategist for the Graduate Recruitment Bureau.  The pace of technological innovation is driving change in many parts of our society and the people at the heart of some of the most compelling technologies are software developers.  This rapid rate of change has accelerated the need for […]
  • Four Myths that Stall an IT Professional’s Job Search

    Mantel Featherson
    21 Jan 2014 | 12:21 pm
    The evolution of the economy is the root cause of the creative destruction within job market. As new jobs are created others move into obsolescence. In the realm of job search an evolution is also occurring – traditional job search strategies (i.e., newspaper want ads) have given way to job boards, social media and virtual […]
  • Three Great Branding Tactics for Tech Professionals

    Mantel Featherson
    21 Aug 2013 | 7:03 pm
    Branding is a pervasive buzzword these days. Its being talked and written about so much that I’d guess that you’re tired of hearing about it. Weary as you may be of the idea of branding – the simple truth is that it is an essential element of a successful career. If you think of some […]
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    Job Seeker Blog - Spark Hire

  • 3 Reasons to Always Be Networking

    Julia Weeks
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today, networking is all the hype in the business world.  If you have a good position with a stable company, you may think that there is no need to network.  However, there are several reasons why you should always be networking, regardless of the status of your current position and company. 1. Better Opportunities Believe it or not, there may be better opportunities out there.  Even though you are comfortable in your current position, it doesn’t hurt for you to network and listen to other opportunities that may be available. You never know when you may wake up one day, feeling stagnant…
  • The Best Job Search Tips for Introverts

    Lauren Levine
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Searching for a job, in and of itself, is a daunting task. But when you’re an introvert, it can seem downright impossible. Networking with near-strangers and putting yourself out there day in and day out can feel exhausting. Use these tips to make the job search process more manageable, and to increase your chances of finding an opportunity that’s perfect for you: Know what you do and don’t want out of a job: You don’t have to be ashamed of your personality type. Instead, embrace it and use it to shape your job search. Don’t put yourself in a position where you’re accepting a job…
  • 3 Things to Know About Working for a Startup

    Julia Weeks
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you are considering working for a startup company, there are several things that you should know beforehand.  I have worked for a startup in the past and must say that it was one of the best experiences I have had, while also being the most challenging. There are 3 key things that I can share with you, based on my experience, when it comes to working at a startup. 1. Excitement In a startup company, you will find an excitement and enthusiasm that you don’t typically find in larger, more established corporations.  This is simply because a startup is something new and fresh.  It is a…
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Video Interviewing

    Lauren Levine
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Much like a face-to-face interview, video interviewing is all about showing a hiring manager your personality and passion for the business. However, there are some unusual factors that come into play when you’re doing a video interview that you don’t have to deal with when you’re sitting across the table from someone. In order to excel when it’s time to do a video interview, keep these do’s and don’ts in mind: The Do’s Get comfortable with your software ahead of time: You don’t want to sign on 15 minutes late because you couldn’t figure out how to get the video interviewing…
  • How to Manage Employment Gaps On Your Resume

    Julia Weeks
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you’ve ever taken a break from your career, or if you’ve ever been in between jobs for a period of time, you may be questioning the best way to format your resume.  When it comes to gaps in employment, formatting your resume so that your work history is attractive and appealing to a potential employer can be tricky. Chronological or Not? Careerealism brings up the differences in chronological and functional resume formats.  Chronological resumes are typically the standard format, notating your employment history by dates of employment.  On the other hand, a functional resume focuses…
 
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    THE PREPARY

  • Recommended reading: The Intern Issue on Tory Daily

    Jaime Petkanics
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Happy September everyone! I can’t believe how fast this summer went and I’m looking forward to a productive and fun fall season. For today, I wanted to share a series I’ve really been enjoying on the topic of internships. Of course I’m a bit biased, but I am a fan of all things Tory Burch – spending 4 years of my career working there is one of the best decisions I made. Disclaimer aside, I’ve always felt their blog (Tory Daily) is best in class. I love that it covers diverse topics and people, and I feel like I learn something new and interesting…
  • Why you should be using job alerts, and how to get started

    Jaime Petkanics
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    There are many difficult, labor intensive aspects to the job search which is why I love when I can share a tool with a client or reader that is 1. easy to use and 2. really, really helpful. Job alerts are one of those amazing tools. This is a longer, and somewhat technical post, but I promise it is well worth it to learn about this! So what are job alerts? A job alert is a notification that comes your way when a job with specific criteria (that you determine) opens up. Whether you’re searching for certain types of jobs – for example, any job with the title “Financial…
  • Find now, read later: Pocket App

    Jaime Petkanics
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The following scenario happens more often than I’d like to admit… I start tackling an item on my to do list for the day and then boom… all of the sudden I’m reading an email, have gone through 50 tweets, have 8 new tabs open, and finished reading 3 articles. Just me? This information overload is not easy to combat, especially when working from home. There are so many interesting things to read and absorb, but the middle of a productive moment is simply not the right time. I came across the Pocket app a few weeks ago which is helping me start to break this bad…
  • How to leverage your summer internship to get a job

    Jaime Petkanics
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Since you decided to do a summer internship over the last 2 months instead of vacationing at the beach, I’ll assume you’re hoping it will help you get a job one day. The good news is that relevant internships and summer work experience will help you get a job. It’ll help you create a great resume, shine in interviews, and in some way or another, it will help you get your foot in the door. When I was screening hundreds of candidates for entry level jobs, summer experience and the skills gained as an intern were big differentiators. Here are a few things you can do to…
  • Big news for The Prepary!

    Jaime Petkanics
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    If you’ve been following along closely, you may have already gotten wind of some big news for The Prepary and me personally. After working on The Prepary on the side for the past 2 years or so, I’ve decided to make it my full time business and work on it 100% (well maybe 110%) of the time. I’ve spent the last 7 years of my career working in Recruiting and Human Resources (3 years at J.P. Morgan and 4 years at Tory Burch) and while leaving wasn’t a decision I took lightly, I knew this was the right moment to do it. Having spent the last 2 years working with clients,…
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    J Patrick + Associates Blog

  • Short-Term Employment Contracts Increasing in Popularity

    Daniel Sullivan
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    In today’s economy and fast-paced, ever-evolving business market, hiring full time does not always make sense. Your company may have a hiring freeze that prohibits you taking on a new staff member full time, reduce tax risks associated with 1099 independent contractors, avoid the negative press that comes with having to lay workers off, or evaluate a candidate’s skills prior to offering direct employment. As such, many employers are looking for short-term workers to help meet deadlines or take on special projects. For this reason, short-term contracts are becoming increasingly popular. In…
  • 6 Most Effective Ways to Customize Your Executive Resume – Part 1

    Daniel Sullivan
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this two-part series, you will learn the six most effective ways to customize your executive resume and get the attention of any hiring manager. The first three steps are reviewed below.   1. Identify the Right Keywords Your resume needs to pass through an online application system before it will ever be seen by the recruiter or hiring manager. Online applications use specific searches to find applicable keywords to determine if you are a worthy candidate for the position you applied to. In order to make the first pass, your executive resume needs to have the right keywords for the…
  • 4 Ways to Write an Achievement-Based Executive Resume

    Daniel Sullivan
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here’s a pill that may be tough to swallow: most people have lackluster resumes. They tend to write extremely generic resumes that only showcase basic job duties. As a result, recruiters think they are dealing with someone who can only do the basics. Achievement based resumes, on the other hand, help you stand out from the crowd because they give concrete examples of what you can do on the job.  Achievements are those things that made a lasting impact on the company or the client. Below you’ll find some tips on how to write an achievement-based executive resume.     1.
  • 5 Powerful Ways to Incorporate Soft Skills Into Your Executive Resume

    Daniel Sullivan
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Up until relatively recently companies thought that hard skills are what would get them their bottom line. Now we’ve come to realize that soft skills are just as important when it comes to growing a company. Soft skills are considered to be behaviors and traits such as adaptability, critical thinking, people skills, likeability, time management and so forth. Essentially soft skills are those that aren’t as hard driving or as up front. Often times they are skills that have more to do with your personality, making them slightly more difficult to put on paper. That’s why how you present…
  • New LinkedIn Profile Features

    Daniel Sullivan
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    New LinkedIn Profile Features added to LinkedIn Premium Accounts Here is a summary of New LinkedIn Profile Features from what I see so far. I am looking forward to diving in further to explore the best ways job seekers can benefit from these features. Check out my new Premium Profile with the larger photo. So exciting! Visually Compelling Premium Profile: Take a stand with your brand with a larger profile photo and full-width background. Select a photo from the library created by LinkedIn to make life easy or use a photo of your own that can clearly define your brand. LinkedIn says it is best…
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    HER AGENDA

  • Study Finds Women Who Ask for Flextime Are Not Well Liked

    Vitamin W
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    By Padmini Parthasarathy Bad news. Women who ask for the same work-life balance concessions that men do are not very well received. Assistant professor of sociology at Furman University Christin Munsch released a study on Tuesday about work-life balance discrimination. Apparently, men who make flexible work requests are perceived as more hardworking and likeable than women who make the same request. On the flip side, women who request to work from home or come in early and leave early for a few days are viewed as less committed to the job than men who ask for the same. Munsch used a sample…
  • The Modern Effort To Preserve The Legacy & Estate Of America’s First Female Self-Made Millionaire: Madam CJ Walker

    NESHA
    29 Aug 2014 | 11:57 am
    Photo credit: Historic New England/ Photo by David Bohl Often, when we want to remember something important we keep some sort of a memento. From photographs to physical items we keep things close that help us to relive a special moment in time. However, nothing makes the memory more real than physically revisiting the location. Touching it, seeing the sights, breathing the smells and more importantly feeling the spirit of the place. Some things are harder to remember than others, not for lack of trying, but when the physical structures and mementos disappear, sometimes the stories start to…
  • Meet The Woman Raising Money To Create A Documentary Featuring Inspiring Female Founders

    Anulekha Venkatram
    29 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    How many of you want to start a business of your own? Do you find it a struggle to find examples of successful female figures in the mainstream media? Did you nod your head in answer to the above questions? Then, you’ll be excited to learn about Dream, Girl, a documentary film that will showcase the empowering tales of women-run businesses. While you might know the names of male entrepreneurs like Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, can you say the same about successful female entrepreneurs? Do you know their stories, or what their lives are like? When we spoke with Erin Bagwell, the director of…
  • Job Satisfaction: What It Means And How to Get It

    Kate Wilson
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    The millennial generation often gets a bad rap. We tend to be described in some rather unflattering terms:  lazy, self-absorbed and easily bored, to name a few. We also tend to be perceived as job-hoppers, and there may lie a bit of truth in that – 91% of millennials expect to stay in a job for less than three years, according to a survey completed by the Future Workplace. So, why is it so hard to be satisfied with what we do? Is job satisfaction a thing of the past? Let’s back up a bit and look at what job satisfaction means. In past generations, it was satisfying to have a steady and…
  • 2 Life-Saving Google Spreadsheets Tips to Help You (and Your Team) Stay Organized

    Skillcrush
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:15 am
    By Randle Browning In the last several years, Google Drive has made working with teams on a set of documents or spreadsheets so much easier. Still, when it comes to more complex projects, things can start to swerve out of control. Who added that column? You’re supposed to type a numeral, not the word “four.” Wait, Bob! 11 wasn’t an option! This is a 1-10 operation we’re talking about. Whether you’re using Google Spreadsheets to track sales, manage an editorial schedule, or work with form data, sometimes it would be easier if there were some ground rules in the data set, if you…
 
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    Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs

  • Felon wants to job in medical industry

    Eric Mayo
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Felon wants to job in medical industry   Q: Hi my name is Tee.  I have a situation I am a  felon (forgery) on my background.  I got this back in April 2006.  Since then I have not had a job. That’s the only thing on my back ground never been in any other trouble […] The post Felon wants to job in medical industry appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
  • Potential Felon needs Job Search Advice

    Eric Mayo
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Potential Felon needs Job Search Advice   Hi, my name is Ernesto and I found your Web site today and it’s a great resource. Thank you. I am not a felon/ex-con but may be eventually. I was arrested on a felony charge about 8 months ago (possession of illegal pornography). I am still awaiting my […] The post Potential Felon needs Job Search Advice appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
  • Can a Felon get a Teaching Job?

    Eric Mayo
    10 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Can a Felon get a Teaching Job?   I would like to know if it is possible to get a teaching job as a convicted felon. I just would love to teach in someway. I feel I have a lot to offer people and could get through to them.   Please let me know some information. […] The post Can a Felon get a Teaching Job? appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
  • Can a felon get a job in a doctor’s office?

    Eric Mayo
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Can a felon get a job in a doctor’s office?   Hi, In 2004, I got convicted of possession of drugs.  I want to work in a doctor’s office as a Medical Assistant.  Would I be wasting my time going to school for this?  I don’t want to put out the money and won’t be […] The post Can a felon get a job in a doctor’s office? appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
  • I am a felon with a degree, can I get a job?

    Eric Mayo
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    I am a felon with a degree, can I get a job?   Hello I’m 26  years old I was adjudged guilty  in Florida of a felony in 2007 of child neglect at that time i was 19 or 20 and what happened was a mistake right now its very hard with finding jobs I […] The post I am a felon with a degree, can I get a job? appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
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    Yolk Recruitment blog

  • Next HR Insights Seminar 21st October

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Our next HR Insights Session will once again be led by Anna Denton-Jones, Director of Refreshing Law Ltd who take a down to earth and pragmatic approach to employment law.
  • 5 Tips to Dress for Business Success

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Tip 1 ensure the right fit! The biggest failure in dressing is that clothes don t fit suit arms should sit just above the shirt sleeve, trousers should not be baggy but just float delicately on the shoes.
  • Yolk Appear on the FastGrowth50 List for the 2nd Year Running

    14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The 50 fastest growing companies in Wales 2014 have just been announced and Yolk are delighted to be on the list for the second year running.
  • Sign up now for our next HR Insights session

    17 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    As well as the main seminar session there will also be the usual open Q & A Session where attendees can ask Anna any burning employment or HR questions.
  • Two New Divisions Launched

    27 May 2014 | 5:00 pm
    After a very successful 2013 Yolk Recruitment continued it's rapid growth into 2014 with the launch of two brand new divisions.
 
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    Amplify Talent

  • Glassdoor Summit Preview: You Say You Want A [r]Evolution? #GDSummit

    Lars Schmidt
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    What if...we started over. What if we built recruiting today, based on current job search behaviors and expectations? What would it look like?
  • Cool Tools Podcast: Wearables, Kickstarter, RevolutionHR

    Lars Schmidt
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    This weeks Cool Tools podcast covered a topic that’s near and dear to my heart – wearables. Craig (@Fishdogs) and I geek out on some of our favorite tech, and discuss wearable technology’s impact on the workplace. Guest Brady Bruner from RevolutionHR chimes in on it’s impact on performance management.Filed under: CoolTools, Podcast
  • Announcing: Glassdoor Employer Branding Summit

    Lars Schmidt
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    I’m excited to announce I’ll be the keynote and MC for next month’s Employer Branding Summit by Glassdoor. The event will bring together some of the leading minds in Employer Branding to share their experience and discuss the future of Employer Branding. The Summit will be live-streamed for free, so you can register here to sign … Continue reading →
  • Lessons In Entrepreneurship: 7 Points To Consider Before Launching

    Lars Schmidt
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:38 am
    At some point in your career you may be there, a forked path in front of you. You’ll ponder your options. You’ll reflect on your career up until that point. Past decisions, advice from mentors, missteps, wins. You’ll gaze ahead, unsure of where to turn. Choose left, and find a comfortable path. This path leads … Continue reading →
  • Introducing: Glassdoor’s Employer Branding For Dummies® eBook

    Lars Schmidt
    16 Jun 2014 | 8:46 am
    Did you know 78% of job seekers say ratings and reviews are influential when deciding where to work? The dynamics of job searching continue to evolve, and as more and more candidates are researching potential employers, your employer brand is fast becoming a differentiating factor that might make or break a hire. I recently collaborated … Continue reading →
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    Direct Recruiters Inc. » DRI Candidate Advice

  • The 21st Century Professional…Why You Should Have a Complete & Proper LinkedIn Profile by Dan Miller, Labels Executive Recruiter

    Direct Recruiters
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    When is the last time you went to work in your pajamas?  Even Fridays aren’t that casual!  How you dress says a lot about you, your self-worth and your level of respect for those around you.  In today’s world, the “business dress” for the E-Workplace is undoubtedly the LinkedIn Profile.  Think of LinkedIn as a global trade show.  My favorite part of attending trade shows is you never know who you’ll run into and LinkedIn is no exception!  College graduates on the job hunt, potential employees, potential employers, old contacts and other business professionals will all look you…
  • Top 5 Lies on Resumes by Guest Blogger John Yurkschatt, Recruitment Manager, DCA

    Direct Recruiters
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    Have you ever lied on your resume or embellished the truth when speaking with a recruiter or hiring manager? It happens fairly often and it puzzles me because background checks and references are quite easy to conduct. In addition, a simple Google search can quickly uncover false information. Recently I caught a candidate in the midst of a lie just by asking the same question twice. The first time I spoke with him, he said he made $80,000 in 2013 and wanted to better himself by changing jobs. When I called back a week later and asked that same question again to make sure that the position I…
  • 6 Ways Personal PR Can Help When Job Hunting by Matt Weisman, Intern at Direct Recruiters

    Direct Recruiters
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Public Relations is important for companies to promote and maintain a positive image, but it’s also important for an individual who is searching for a job. If you do not know how to make yourself stand out in the right way, you may lose an opportunity to someone who does. If you aren’t knowledgeable about the company you are interviewing for, you are at a disadvantage to a candidate who is. Not knowing the proper way to use social media and how to network can hurt you as well. How can you use public relations to help with your search? Here are 6 good ways: Promote Yourself- Find your…
  • 7 Factors That Influence Whether You Get Hired or Not by Barb Miller, DRI

    Direct Recruiters
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    What is going through a hiring manager’s head when selecting a candidate? There are 7 top factors that influence their decision making about whether you get hired: A Great Resume. To get noticed in the first place, you have to have an impressive resume. Remember, your resume is the first impression the hiring manager will have of you. Keep it current and fresh. Also, look at other people’s resume typical to your industry and check how yours compares. Showing Long-Term Potential. Employers want people in their organization to work their way up and grow with the company. Flags go up…
  • Personal Branding Using Social Media by Evan Potts, Intern with DRI

    Direct Recruiters
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    The importance of personal branding has grown on pace with social media and continues to both help and hurt job seeking individuals. First, personal branding is about identifying and broadcasting what makes you unique and important to your target audience. In short, personal branding is a way to send a clear message about who you are and what you have to offer. In an age where 92% of companies use social media for recruiting and three out of four managers and recruiters are checking candidate’s social media profiles, you have the opportunity to separate yourself from the crowd and use this…
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  • The Power of Personal Branding

    Hiten Kamari Popat
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:59 am
    The grey area for most, that is ‘Personal Branding’. What is it? Where is it used? And how can one prosper from its digital implementation? Using classical advertising analysis I will briefly take you through the key steps to fully understand why personal branding is important in today’s Digital Era. Next week, we will take a look into how we can start making an impact online. But first, the fundamentals. ‘Branding’ alone, according to the business dictionary is: The process involved in creating a unique name and image for a product in the consumers’ mind, mainly through…
  • Emerging Markets: Vietnam

    Jamie McDermott
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:19 am
    In this week’s ‘Emerging Markets’ article we discover Vietnam, and what benefits this incredibly beautiful country has to offer to one’s professional life. Vietnam: Well worth your while Tucked between the Gulf of Thailand and the Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam’s geographical peculiarity offers the most singular landscapes in the world. Combined with a low cost of living, the country’s steady improvements in infrastructure have made it an increasingly attractive destination for expatriates. Early in 2012, Vietnam introduced an extensive reform program focusing on public…
  • From CEO to Chairman – The Transition – Part 1

    Jamie McDermott
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:03 am
    In any company, leadership plays a critical role in determining the success or failure of the organisation. Great leadership can enable a company to grow and meet and exceed goals, even in trying circumstances. Poor leadership often does the opposite, driving a company to struggle. Perhaps no positions in a company are as critical as the CEO and the Chairman. These two positions hold the lion’s share of the responsibility for the direction of a company. Their actions, specific skills and abilities often determine the overall success of a company. While the two roles are both incredibly…
  • 7 Ways to Ace Your Executive Job Interview

    Jamie McDermott
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:34 am
    Interviews are designed to examine your credentials as a viable job candidate. At the executive level, this process takes on an even greater urgency and priority, as you’ll be expected to be ready for action once on the job, and be able to fit into the company’s culture and management. Preparation therefore is key. Follow these seven steps to ace you executive job interview. How to Ace Your Executive Job Interview in 7 Ways 1. Anticipate questions to be asked To prepare for your interview, you should expect a certain type of questioning for the position. Take the time to consider what…
  • The Impact of Social Media on the Recruitment Process

    Michael O'Keeffe
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    Recruiting the right candidate for the right job has been one of the critical parameters for deciding a company’s success; and social media’s intervention has changed the spectrum completely. Traditional headhunting methods have become buried by social media’s prominence. With over 2 million queries on Google, around 68,000 shares on Facebook and about 100,000 tweets on Twitter every minute, it is easy to see why conventional methods are becoming as unpopular as the London Underground Strikes! Lets talk about the current recruitment scenario and how it has changed due to the…
 
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  • Job Interview Success – Know the Employer Before the Interview

    Susan P. Joyce
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    In the military (and in marketing), a fundamental strategy for success in any battle is often called, “Know the Enemy.” It’s logical because you can’t usually succeed in battle without knowing as much as possible about “the other side” of the conflict – who they are, what they want, how they behave. In a job search, ”Know the […] The post Job Interview Success – Know the Employer Before the Interview by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • 35 Ways Time Is Wasted in Job Search

    Susan P. Joyce
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    A job search can be a very tough slog through seemingly unending rejection – definitely not fun, particularly if you are unemployed with bills to pay. Effective job search methods have changes substantially with the Internet and other new technology, particularly in the last few years. If you haven’t modified your approach to a job […] The post 35 Ways Time Is Wasted in Job Search by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • Negotiating the Best Starting Salary for Your New Job

    Susan P. Joyce
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:49 pm
    When you start a new job, you have a “starting salary” — what you are paid at the start of your tenure in that position. The right starting salary is very important. Negotiating it can be challenging and a little scary, but the techniques and information in this article should help you understand your options. The […] The post Negotiating the Best Starting Salary for Your New Job by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • Why Are You Still Unemployed?

    Susan P. Joyce
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:04 pm
    You may have lost your job last week, last month, last year, or in 2009, but, if you are unemployed, you are part of a very large group of people. You are probably asked about your unemployment, and you probably ask yourself, too. As someone who has been on the recruiting side of the process, […] The post Why Are You Still Unemployed? by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • Gratitude in Your Job Search Helps

    Susan P. Joyce
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:08 pm
    The job search process today feels de-humanized. Resumes drop down the infamous “black hole.” Employers, receiving an average of 250 responses to every job posting, are over-whelmed  (or under-staffed or badly managed or clueless). Employers don’t respond to every job seeker – sometimes, not even to most job seekers. So, gratitude may not be part of your […] The post Gratitude in Your Job Search Helps by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
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  • Guide to avoid online job scams

    Admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    There are millions of people who are or who had become victims of some or the other form of job scams. Many people are becoming more and more aware and conscious about these scams, fraudulent chain marketing systems and scandalous processes. Some of the publicly known and famous steps to be away from these fraudulent job scams are 1)    Check feedback on the internet There are a lot of online scams and fraud companies roaming around the internet. It becomes really difficult to spot a fake one, especially because they use and adapt so many different strategies to remain alive and continue…
  • Avoid Career Regrets with Smart Company Research

    Admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    Many people engaged with the corporate work culture and who work on a salaried basis for their subsistence often find their professional lives entangled due to some silly and hasty decisions they commit in their lives. Certain decisions like joining a company without actually knowing about the company and the job designation , the office environment and the work profile later on leads to utter chaos and confusion in their corporate careers and professional lives. They wish to escape the clutches of the current office environment but they fall prey to it every single passing day. Only if they…
  • Stop Making The 3 Biggest Job Search Mistakes

    Admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    Searching for a job can go utterly funny and ridiculous especially if there is no one to guide and we all happily become victims of information and also; to an extent; victims of misinformation explosion. May be it sound weird, but the realities just match what the aforesaid declaration just conveyed? Those candidates who are searching for a job fall into a cyclone of job portals, seemingly never ending ocean of confusions and become victims of depression, isolation and frustration in lives. A valid question arises in everyone’s mind. If there are thousands of job consultancies, HR…
  • Steps to Job Search Success for Fresh Graduates

    Admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:22 am
    Jobs don’t come easy today! Especially with the tough competition in today’s world to cut each other’s throat and pull each other’s legs to somehow manage to excel and gain that desired level of perfection in our materialistic lives! Call it the onslaught of globalization or the dearth of good employment facilities; job hunters all around the world are in a situation that resembles animal hunters who are searching for an animal that is on the verge of extinction. The only difference is that poaching in the corporate world is not illicit and also it is necessary for the working class…
  • How to become a Curators, Museum Technicians, and Conservators

    Admin
    8 Sep 2013 | 10:29 pm
    Curators mostly work in historical sites, museums, and similar venues; they check collection of historic items and artwork. And also conduct activities of public services for college, and institution.Conservators and museum technician’s work is to prepare, maintain, and restore documents and objects in exhibits and museum collection, they work with skeletal part,  and specimen such as fossils. Curators coordinate public and educational outreach programs like workshops, tours, lectures, and classes, and also work with the boards of institutions to administer polices and plans. Although some…
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  • Likely You Should Participate in Online Personal Branding

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    I recently read counter-arguments regarding the relevancy of personal branding. Some of the common themes include: heavy self-promotion, blog and social media commitments, and attention hogging. My first reaction to the recent trend of “personal branding,” that it’s really just an ego-driven waste of time. (1) Branding And Professions Still, I think most professionals benefit from projecting their online personal brand. I agree… Not all professions require an online presence… There are many jobs that do not require for you to be online and active in social media to perform your…
  • Become More Self Aware and Knowledgeable Through Feedback

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    In developing an online personal brand, you must solicit feedback throughout your career. Much of an online personal brand is based on impressions, so it is up to you to understand them. It is a matter of not only accepting feedback as it comes naturally to you (like a performance review), but also building it into your normal routine – conversations, focus groups, emails, etc. Moreover, when you do get feedback, you should be prepared as a receiver to make the most out of it. You want to ask the right follow-up questions, for example. Optimize the experience by preparing yourself as the…
  • Where is Technology Taking Us?

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    For better or worse, technology is going to significantly transform our lives in the next decade. Pew Research Center conducted a survey, Digital Life in 2025: AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs, where they canvassed leading thinkers with open-ended questions about job displacement, education, and social policy due to new technology. Here are some of their insights. The education system is not well positioned to transform itself to help shape graduates who can ‘race against the machines’.  – Bryan Alexander, technology consultant One common argument made by the respondents is…
  • Who Gets the Recognition?

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    In Invisibles, David Zweig talks about brilliant professionals whose work goes unrecognized (“invisibles”); usually someone up the chain gets the glamour. Some examples in the book include (in parentheses who gets the credit): a structural engineer (an architect), perfumist (a celebrity whose name is on the bottle), a sound engineer (a rock band), and a cinematographer – (a director). There are of course many other examples. Zweig’s first trait of an Invisible is an ambivalence towards recognition. Revolving Door: Who gets the recognition? He goes into painstaking detail to explain…
  • Steps in Online Personal Branding

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    Whenever possible, you should follow a logical progression as you construct an online personal brand. (I say ‘whenever possible’ because for many of us it is something we have to react to what is already out there.) But ideally speaking, you want to establish an identity before projecting it onto networks and social media. And as you construct your personal brand, you want to get a handle on how others perceive you in stages.  So you can respond and take control of impressions before releasing your personal brand to an entire target audience. Finally, it is an…
 
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  • Interview Question: How would you describe your skills as a salesperson?

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:03 am
    In a sales interview, behavioral questions shouldn’t be a surprise. Hiring managers want to explore your abilities in the key competencies needed to be successful in a sales job. When asked about these skills during the interview, it is important to know specific key points.   While preparing for this interview question, you must be willing to realize that not all salespeople are born salespeople. Every salesperson has had to go through tough times in order to succeed. Here are some factors you might want to consider to help you craft a solid answer: Evaluate your skills. This may…
  • How to Stay Flexible in Your Job Search

    1 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    Looking for a job is not easy. It requires a lot of patience and hard work, no matter what circumstance you’re in. Adjusting to the ups and downs of a job search is important, especially if you want to keep a positive outlook.   Just like the technology around us, the world continues to change, almost instantly. People need to know how to adjust and adapt to their environment, no matter what may come their way. Adaptability is a crucial part of any job search. Here are six tips to help you stay current while looking for a job: Be willing to exist in beta mode. To keep your…
  • Interview Question: What tools or habits do you use to keep yourself organized?

    30 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    This question is usually asked to let the recruiters know how organized you are as a person. Instead of asking if you are an organized employee, asking this question lets the potential candidate prove and explain their organizational skills.   To help you answer this question professionally, here are some tips to consider: Evaluate. Be honest with yourself. How organized are you as an employee? Do you go beyond the extra mile to get the job done? Do you always cram at the last minute when doing an important project? Before knowing what tools or habits you have as an employee, you must…
  • 6 Cover Letter Don’ts Every Job Seeker Should Know (And Avoid)

    29 Aug 2014 | 5:51 am
    Many cover letters do nothing to help bring job seekers closer to an interview. They are regularly filled with generic and unnecessary phrases that spoil people’s chances of getting the call.   If you aren’t careful, your cover letter may even do considerable damage to your image. To avoid this, here are some tips to avoid mistakes and present yourself in a positive light: Misspelled company or contact name. This may be the worst mistake you can make when looking for a job. Assuming you already have the email address needed to send your cover letter, misspelling the hiring manager or…
  • Interview Questions: In what ways do you raise the bar for yourself and others around you?

    28 Aug 2014 | 8:44 am
    Every jobseeker should be able to answer this question. It’s a gauge for hiring managers to determine how much of a team player a candidate may be. Raising the bar may appear easy, but creating the necessary initiative isn’t always so simple. Setting higher expectations ultimately helps employees to do a better job, and increases positive results for the organization at the same time. Here are some tips you may want to consider: Raise the bar for yourself. Before you start raising the bar for others, set the bar first for yourself. This will make the job easier when everyone in the…
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  • What Does A Marriage Counselor Do?

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    Couples experiencing problems in their marriage usually turn to marriage counselors for help. These professionals work to help couples in getting communication channels open again so that the real issues behind the marital discord can be identified. When a husband [...]
  • How Long Does It Take To Get An Aerospace Engineering Degree?

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:48 am
    When it comes to designing spacecraft, helicopters, airplanes and other aerospace products, aerospace engineers are the go-to guys. They study project proposals to determine if these are safe and can be carried out with the resources at hand. Whether they [...]
  • What Does A Carpenter Do?

    admin
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:01 am
    The offices, buildings and commercial establishments that people frequent and the houses people live in would not have been constructed without the aid and expertise of carpenters. They build and repair structures like doorframes, stairways and rafters. They also work [...]
  • What Does A Marketing Manager Do?

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    When it comes to determining the market for a particular product, establishing pricing strategies and meeting and exceeding bottom lines, marketing managers are the go-to guys. The tasks they do are all geared towards helping the company maximize its profits. [...]
  • How Much Does It Cost To Go To Business School?

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:47 am
    Pursuing a career related to business or finance necessitates going to business school. In many cases, a degree in business administration is the entry point towards obtaining a job in a company. Professionals also continue to study and enhance their [...]
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  • Don’t Let Public Transportation Delays Ruin Your Day — Or Your Career!

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:37 pm
    “I just got a new job and will be taking the bus to work. When the bus is supposed to show up and actually shows up are completely different — it can be really unpredictable, and I’m worried I may be late occasionally. How should I address this with my boss?” Joe from San Francisco, CA Taking public transportation can be a blessing and a curse. While you are reducing your carbon footprint, saving money and gaining back time in your day as you tear through recent best sellers, you are at the mercy of the someone else’s schedule and delays. When you use public…
  • The Long-distance Job Search: Getting Past the Zip Code Filter

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    “I’m willing to move for a job but am afraid I’m being weeded out simply because my address isn’t local. What can I do to increase my chances of success?” Meredith from Orlando, FL It’s true. In today’s competitive job market, recruiters rely on technology, including filtering by zip code, to prioritize the résumés they receive. This makes it more difficult for people who are looking to relocate, or who simply need options outside of their current market, to successfully conduct a long-distance job search. The good news is that with some determination and hard work, it is…
  • Don’t Let Tech Issues Hinder Your Virtual Interview

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    “I’m moving to a new state next month and have been applying for jobs there in advance. One place invited me to do a virtual interview using my computer and webcam—this is a first for me. Any tips on how to make sure it goes well?” Sarah from Providence, RI Many companies are conducting virtual interviews to save on travel costs, reach a broader talent pool and even get a better feel for candidates than they would over the phone. In some ways, you should approach a virtual interview in the same way that you would approach an in-person interview—research the company and role, dress…
  • How to Overcome Being Overqualified

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:21 pm
    “I have a good educational background and strong work experience on my résumé, but higher-level jobs are too hard to come by in my field. I’m applying to positions that are a step down from my previous role as a last resort. I really just need a job. How do I handle the fact that I’m overqualified during the application and interview process?” Brendon from Denver, CO In today’s competitive job market, it can be tempting to apply for jobs beneath your pay grade. Before doing this, truly consider if the step down is something you want to do or something you feel like you have to…
  • Don’t Just Find a Hot Job—Find the Right Hot Job

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    “I’m going to be a senior in high school and am feeling a lot of pressure to decide what I want to do with my life. I don’t want to waste my time by picking a career field that has no jobs. How can I make a good decision?” Tami from Long Beach, CA While choosing a career in a growing and thriving field is certainly important, even more so is selecting a field that fits your interests, personality and aptitude. You don’t want to end up stuck in a field that makes you miserable. The good news is, as a high school student, you have plenty of time to figure out what you…
 
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  • THE EXECUTIVE CHECKLIST BOOK GIVEAWAY

    Anna Runyan
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    Today we are giving away the book, THE EXECUTIVE CHECKLIST: A Guide for Setting Direction and Managing Change, by James M. Kerr to 3 lucky readers! Today’s economy is rapidly shifting and extremely complex. As we enter this new commercial age, a global restructuring of the business world is underway. We must respond to this change by re-imagining our organizations’ structures, enhancing product and service offerings, and leveraging emerging technological capabilities in order to keep our organizations vital for years to come. A few great reasons to love this book if you are a leader:…
  • 5 Quick Resume Tips For Career Changers

    Anna Runyan
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:42 pm
    This post was written by Michael Davis. He is internationally certified as a Master Career Development Professional (MCDP) and has been recognized as a Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). You can check out his site at ResumeSamples.net. An increasing number of people are now willing to take the risk and switch careers even after becoming successful in their previous field. This indicates a job market that is more willing to accept mid-level career changers, but one of the biggest struggles is writing an effective resume for their new career. For a career changer, the ability to…
  • 3 Job Search Strategies If You Have Limited Time

    Anna Runyan
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    We all know that job searching can eat up a lot of time.  First, you have to find a job to apply to. Then, you have to complete those awful applications that make you include so much information that no one even cares about. I know firsthand that finding a career you love with a very busy schedule can work, you just have to use your time wisely and efficiently. Here’s 3 job search strategies to use if you are short on time: #1: Target Your Ideal Career Take out a piece of paper. Write down the name of 1-3 job titles that you would LOVE to have. Then, write down everyone you know that…
  • The Risks of Job Searching Without a Focused Plan

    Anna Runyan
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    I am super excited to help a group of ambitious and motivated women figure out their passion and turn it into a career they love in the next 90 days.  I am overwhelmed by the response because SO MANY of you have already signed up for my 90-Day Love Your Career Formula!  We have received such a great response so far and have only a few more spots available. The early bird special (the $100 discount!) ends TONIGHT at midnight PST so if you haven’t jumped onboard yet, today is the day! Click here to learn more. Most people haven’t done the self-evaluation that is really required…
  • Grab Your Spot in My 90-Day Love Your Career Formula Program!

    Anna Runyan
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
    Did you know that there are over 92 million Americans that are not working right now. That’s a lot of competition. Do you know why your dream company would want to hire you instead of someone else? Recruiters know when someone is just applying to get any job to tie them over until they find a job that they are truly passionate about. Your dream company wants to hire you for one thing and one thing only, passion.  If you don’t have passion, you won’t get hired. It’s that simple. So how do you find out what career you are passionate about? I am super excited to help a…
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  • Don’t Let Public Transportation Delays Ruin Your Day — Or Your Career!

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:37 pm
    “I just got a new job and will be taking the bus to work. When the bus is supposed to show up and actually shows up are completely different — it can be really unpredictable, and I’m worried I may be late occasionally. How should I address this with my boss?” Joe from San Francisco, CA Taking public transportation can be a blessing and a curse. While you are reducing your carbon footprint, saving money and gaining back time in your day as you tear through recent best sellers, you are at the mercy of the someone else’s schedule and delays. When you use public…
  • The Long-distance Job Search: Getting Past the Zip Code Filter

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    “I’m willing to move for a job but am afraid I’m being weeded out simply because my address isn’t local. What can I do to increase my chances of success?” Meredith from Orlando, FL It’s true. In today’s competitive job market, recruiters rely on technology, including filtering by zip code, to prioritize the résumés they receive. This makes it more difficult for people who are looking to relocate, or who simply need options outside of their current market, to successfully conduct a long-distance job search. The good news is that with some determination and hard work, it is…
  • Don’t Let Tech Issues Hinder Your Virtual Interview

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    “I’m moving to a new state next month and have been applying for jobs there in advance. One place invited me to do a virtual interview using my computer and webcam—this is a first for me. Any tips on how to make sure it goes well?” Sarah from Providence, RI Many companies are conducting virtual interviews to save on travel costs, reach a broader talent pool and even get a better feel for candidates than they would over the phone. In some ways, you should approach a virtual interview in the same way that you would approach an in-person interview—research the company and role, dress…
  • How to Overcome Being Overqualified

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:21 pm
    “I have a good educational background and strong work experience on my résumé, but higher-level jobs are too hard to come by in my field. I’m applying to positions that are a step down from my previous role as a last resort. I really just need a job. How do I handle the fact that I’m overqualified during the application and interview process?” Brendon from Denver, CO In today’s competitive job market, it can be tempting to apply for jobs beneath your pay grade. Before doing this, truly consider if the step down is something you want to do or something you feel like you have to…
  • Don’t Just Find a Hot Job—Find the Right Hot Job

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    “I’m going to be a senior in high school and am feeling a lot of pressure to decide what I want to do with my life. I don’t want to waste my time by picking a career field that has no jobs. How can I make a good decision?” Tami from Long Beach, CA While choosing a career in a growing and thriving field is certainly important, even more so is selecting a field that fits your interests, personality and aptitude. You don’t want to end up stuck in a field that makes you miserable. The good news is, as a high school student, you have plenty of time to figure out what you…
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  • Tips and Advice: Controlling Body Language at Work

    María Aragón
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:13 am
    We say it all without saying a word. This sentence, although it oozes mass romanticism, contains scientifically proven truths. According to research by psychologist Albert Mehrabian on factors involved in persuasion, 55% of the effectiveness of speech lies in body language, followed, at some distance, by tone of voice (38%) and lastly, by the words used (7%).  […]The post Tips and Advice: Controlling Body Language at Work appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Employment Trends: Who’s Hiring and Where?

    Lynn
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:05 am
    Everything you ever wanted to know about the job market… We now have a new area on the JobisJob website: Employment Trends. This tool gives our users unique insights into job market trends and presents our website’s job statistics in graph form. In the UK, JobisJob carries more than 1,292,000 job advertisements. In London there […]The post Employment Trends: Who’s Hiring and Where? appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Career Opportunities across the World: The Global Job Market

    Lynn
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:53 am
    LinkedIn publishes data on employee mobility and has identified an interesting shift that has occurred in the global competition for talent.  As a rough estimate, I think that around half of the people in my circle of close friends are working in a different country to the one they were born in. Only in very […]The post Career Opportunities across the World: The Global Job Market appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Finding a Job with JobisJob (Video)

    Lynn
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    These days the internet is usually the first port of call when job searching… That’s why we see it as our duty to provide a clear, graphic representation of job seeking on our website. Our video tutorial walks you through the job seeking process on JobisJob, even introducing you to awesome tools that make the […]The post Finding a Job with JobisJob (Video) appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Hey, There’s an App for That!

    Jeannine
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:26 am
    Before 2002, E-mails were checked on our computers, and for some of us, this meant connecting via dialup. You know what I’m talking about, the all familiar sound that seemed to last hours, which I like to call, the soundtrack to my childhood. Today we don’t need our computers to check our E-mail, to put a […]The post Hey, There’s an App for That! appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
 
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    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.
  • How to write a resume if you have no work experience

    Ibro Palic
    28 Feb 2014 | 1:03 am
    How to write a resume if you have no work experience A study by CareerBuilder shows that only about 47% of people actually work in positions that are related to their degree. A scary statistic considering the time and money one puts into getting a degree. Lets go over a few things we can do read more The post How to write a resume if you have no work experience appeared first on Resume Templates for Mac.
  • How Recruiters Evaluate Resumes

    Ibro Palic
    15 Feb 2014 | 7:01 pm
    How a Recruiter evaluates your resume Let me state that every recruiter works a little differently in terms of how they look at resumes, screen, evaluate and so on. I can only speak from my experience so here is how I spend my twenty seconds or so while looking at your resume. Recent Experience Is your read more The post How Recruiters Evaluate Resumes appeared first on Resume Templates for Mac.
  • Resume Objective, Please Stop!

    Ibro Palic
    9 Feb 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Resume Objective, Please Stop! Any HR recruiter will tell you that the section they are most likely to be annoyed with is the resume objective. Why are they still around? Here’s why you should cut out the objective statement for a resume and focus on more meaningful professional summary, instead: Resume objectives make a terrible read more The post Resume Objective, Please Stop! appeared first on Resume Templates for Mac.
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    Work Like An Artist

  • Why You Struggle To Focus And What To Do About It

    Karl Rohde
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:04 pm
    by Karl Rohde — Get free updates of new posts here. Photo Credit: Karl Rohde A subscriber to WorkLikeAnArtist.com reached out and asked me if I had any thoughts on getting focused. It got me thinking about how well I focus and how consistent I am at getting important and meaningful things done and what I could say of value on the topic. The reality for me is that I’m pretty good at initiating ideas and getting something started but quite often I find myself caught up in the busy-ness of work and life. From there I lose track, get distracted and then find myself procrastinating.
  • If You Feel Like Giving Up, You Need to Read This

    Karl Rohde
    13 Mar 2014 | 3:46 pm
    by Karl Rohde — Get free updates of new posts here. Photo Credit: Karl Rohde When you start a new endeavor that involves change, growth or facing one’s fears, an entity comes home to roost. Its the pressure to give up and retreat back to the way things were. When you set upon a course to disrupt the inertia of your life to do something special, extraordinary or something that operates outside of the rules a great and imposing force comes to the fore. Renowned author, Steven Pressfield, exposes this in his must-read book The War of Art in which he aptly calls…
  • The Distinct Qualities of Achievers

    Karl Rohde
    3 Dec 2013 | 2:57 am
    by Karl Rohde — Get free updates of new posts here. Photo Credit: Karl Rohde I recently read a column by Mark Bouris in the Sunday edition of the Herald Sun newspaper (in Australia). Mark is arguably the preeminent celebrity businessman of Australia. From media observation he seems to be a stern, suave, straight shooting, respectable, high integrity business owner that inspires many. Mark was also the host of the popular Australian edition of The Apprentice and more recently Celebrity Apprentice. His TV presence is compelling, placing him and his personal brand in a very…
  • How I use WorkFlowy to do my Best Work

    Karl Rohde
    29 Oct 2013 | 2:13 am
    by Karl Rohde — Get free updates of new posts here. Photo Credit: Karl Rohde I believe getting organised is critical to doing your best work, consistently. As such, I’m a bit of a freak when it comes to productivity tools. It’s not always good. I like them so much it’s a form of procrastination – I have to watch myself. I’ve tried heaps of them and various iterations of analogue tools involving paper and pen. There is one tool however that seems to have kept me together in a way that really works for me. And I think that’s the key. Productivity is very personal. What…
  • Damn Good Advice from Amber Case

    Karl Rohde
    25 Sep 2013 | 2:54 am
    by Karl Rohde — Get free updates of new posts here. Photo Credit: Karl Rohde Last month I got the opportunity to meet a remarkable person. It was quite unexpected. I was speaking at the itSMF LEADit technology conference and noted that one of the keynotes was from a renowned TED speaker, Amber Case. I was slightly intrigued as I had seen her TED talk, We Are All Cyborg’s Now. Building on the theme of her work on wearable technology Amber’s talk at LEADit was, in my mind, worthy of the “grand prix” of the conference. My mind was racing and my…
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    JobCluster.com Blog

  • Top Seven Lies of The Job Seekers

    Florence Lewis
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:16 am
    Job hunting is a desperate job, and it can get as exhausting as you can imagine. And then they say, nobody is really perfect, everybody has their own set of flaws. Some people accept their flaws and make peace with it. Some people never really come to terms with their flaws and engage in every possible effort to cover them up and hide them, in the process getting entangled in a jumble of lies. And job givers are smart too, they can sniff out the lies even from across the table. Here are the top lies that a lot of desperate job seekers use these days – I was self-employed (or a freelance…
  • Fastest Ways to Growing Professionally in your career

    Florence Lewis
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:02 am
    Everybody wants to be successful in their lives, some want it faster than the others, and some make it sooner than the others. Nobody really wants to do a shoddy job. Growing professionally is an art, backed by science. If you know the right way, it is not so difficult. But it is very important that you go all the way, in the right way to make your career progression grow fast and fine. Here are ten top shot ways to rise and shine in your career- become an irreplaceable employee fast enough to make heads turn, and to make you feel happy and satisfied at having a flourishing career – 1. Be…
  • How do you Represent Yourself as a Web Designer

    Florence Lewis
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:13 am
    It can be hard out there for a freelance Web designer/developer. Finding consistent work with reasonable clients (who pay reasonably well), delivering work on time and up to expectations, keeping your skill set sharp and up-to-date — these are all daily concerns for freelance Web designers and developers. But following some key tips will make things easier. Source: TopWebDesignSchools.org JobCluster.com Blog provides latest career news, career advice, interview tips, job search tips and also human resource tips. Get Connected with JobCluster by just subscribing our newsletter. JobCluster…
  • Habits That Make People Exceptionally Happy

    Florence Lewis
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:57 pm
    These days we make to do things for everything, we put up post-its for everything we should be doing. Look around, there will be people who would even have post-its that say something like, “Drink Water”, “Smile”, “This too shall pass”, etc. But does inculcating such habits make us happy? Or do we just pretend to be happy? Are there really any habits that set the really exceptionally happy people from the other people? Yes, there are; take a look –    by  www.audio-luci-store.it  Cut the blame games So much of our time and energy goes in blaming other people for things that…
  • Ten Excuses Unproductive People Always Use

    Florence Lewis
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Each organization has two kinds of employees – productive and unproductive. Productive employees are the apple of their bosses’ eyes, they are loved by everybody, except the other type of employees – the unproductive employees. Productive employees are everything that the unproductive employees want to be, without putting in any effort. Productive employees never give excuses, even when they have made a mistake or they have missed out on doing something. Unproductive employees have an excuse for everything – excuse for doing things as well as excuses for not doing things. In fact,…
 
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    Work In Entertainment

  • The Salary You Can Expect in a Music Career

    Brian Clapp
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:49 pm
    The Berklee College of Music crafts a fascinating music salary guide breaking down the actual salary commanded by jobs in the music industry – in this short video we discuss not only what this means for many jobs, but what it means for you in the music industry. WIE music salary guide.MTS Video Transcript: “The [...]
  • This is the Dawning of the Age of Precarious

    Brian Clapp
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:24 pm
    This article is a guest contribution from concert pianist and aspiring writer Jeremy Rosenstock A couple weeks ago, pop mastermind and satirist “Weird” Al Yankovic released his first No. 1 album – a full 30 years into his career of parodying disposable pop artists. To provide perspective: When his first album came out, Michael Jackson [...]
  • So You Want to Work at a Record Label? (Awesome, Here’s How)

    Brian Clapp
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:51 pm
    We’ve done a great deal of statistical analysis lately to better understand our audience and one thing has become abundantly clear – many of you want to work in the music industry. Honestly, who can blame you? The idea of discovering bands, publicizing your genre, marketing performers, managing huge concerts and events or getting to work [...]
  • Wondering How to Start a Music Career? Ashley Kyle Knows.

    Brian Clapp
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Sometimes a true passion doesn’t present itself as a career path until later in life. We all suffer from an ingrained perception that a career is something stoic, impersonal and planned – while a passion is something you do solely on the weekends. Nothing could be further from the truth. For Ashley Kyle, Music Programming [...]
  • Combining a Love of Music and Writing to Launch a Career

    Brian Clapp
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:24 pm
    When the first question you ask an interview subject begins with a response that is frank and honest, you know you have the potential for something really great to come of it. My initial question to Taylor Ferber, writer/producer for VH1, was simple: “You completed an internship while in school with Viacom, parent company of [...]
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    Bank Exams Today

  • Alligation and Mixtures - Solutions for Practice Questions

    2 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
    As all of you might know that I have started preparation series for IBPS PO exam here. During past few days I was busy with August GK digest, so I was unable to publish more material as per schedule. Today I am uploading solutions for practice questions posted in the below post. Download practice questions here Download solutions here Comment below with your suggestions. Right now I am making more useful material for my readers. Stay updated.  [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Banks in India - Head quarters, Branches, Heads and Slogans

    2 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    Important questions asked about Public Sector banks in bank exams. Reserve Bank of India (1935)Head Quarter:             MumbaiGovernor:                     Dr.Raghu Ram Rajan4 Deputy Governors:    Mr.Harun Rashid Khan, Mr.S.S. Mundra, Dr.Urjit R. Patel, Mr. R. Gandhi It has 4 regional offices, 15 Branches and 5... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • General Awareness Quiz for 2 September

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:24 pm
    General awareness quiz for today :- 1. Rupee value was the all time low i.e. Rs.68.85 per dollar on 2. Xavier Bettel the world’s 1st Gay as the PM of Luxembourg in succession to the 3. How many members are there in the European Union (EU)? 4. 1 mach is equal to 5. Which term shows the borrowing of the government? 6. The birth place of Mr.Narendra Modi the PM of India is …. 7. Name the longest railway tunnel in India 8. Name the field from where... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Current Affairs Update for 2 September

    1 Sep 2014 | 11:16 pm
    Current Affairs update for todaySportsThe International Cricket team of Zimbabwe defeated the strongest team Australia for the first time in last 31 years in one day match. The match was played at Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe and Man of the Match gone to Elton Chigumbura, the captain of Zimbabwe team.  Carolina Marin won World Badminton Championship and became the first Spaniard to win this championship. Carolina Marin defeated the world’s No.1 badminton player Li Xuerui. Anita... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • GK Digest August 2014 - Download Now

    1 Sep 2014 | 5:21 am
    Download GK Digest for August month. Price - FreeNumber of pages - 36Format - PDF Useful for - SBI Clerk, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB, SBI Associate PO Download link 1Download link 2 If you like this book then please share it with your friends In case you have any query or suggestion, comment below. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Leadership in Managing Training and Learning Function

  • My Blog has moved out: Personal Resonance.com

    Raman K. Attri
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    I have moved my Blog to http://www.personal-resonance.com. Please subscribe the new site. 
  • 10 Strategic Approaches Exhibited by Training Management Leaders that set them apart? PART II

    Raman K. Attri
    26 Dec 2013 | 7:30 am
      This is part II of the blog post I wrote earlier. Read Part-I of this post here: http://managingtraining.wordpress.com/2013/10/17/10-strategic-approaches-exhibited-by-training-management-leaders-that-set-them-apart-part-i/   Here are the remaining 5 traits of training management leaders which set them apart. Through extended research by conducting surveys and systematic analysis of profiles, CVs and career paths of several hundreds of leading training management leaders, several common patterns emerged.   6. Stays focused on integrating learning and knowledge management through training…
  • 10 Strategic Approaches Exhibited by Training Management Leaders that set them apart? PART I

    Raman K. Attri
    17 Oct 2013 | 9:38 am
    Are you a business-as-usual training or learning manager? Do you aspire to be a training management leader? I am sure some day you do. Then you need to read this.Have you ever wondered what set the leading and well known training management leaders apart from business-as-usual training management? I wondered several time and several questions like following continue intriguing me. What differentiates them from common training managers or learning management professionals? How they show leadership in managing large scale complex training operations? How they drive and thrive projects? How they…
  • 10-step guide for a New Training Manager

    Raman K. Attri
    15 Oct 2013 | 6:00 am
    10-Step Guide for Training  Manager TrainingForce blog has a nice blog on the 10 things a new training manager should do upon assuming his role. I am summarizing the 10 points specified in the original post.  Visit original site for the detailed information. http://trainingforce.com/the-new-training-manager-ten-things-to-do hecIdentify your personal weaknesses and limitations with regard to the diverse roles of the training manager. Be sure you clearly understand the training department’s charge from senior management. Visit each site, each department head and ask “What’s your take…
  • 2 Characterisitcs of Highly Successful Training Leaders: Synergizing Projects and Operations

    Raman K. Attri
    11 Oct 2013 | 11:17 pm
    (image is courtesy of anishmathaimathew.wordpress.com) You might already have been managing operations and projects in learning and training function. Have you noticed that training and learning management is actually successful management of operations and projects at the same time? The co-existence of the activities under these two characteristically different domains with equal intensity at same time has been making training and learning function a unique one. I was reading this blog at http://anishmathaimathew.wordpress.com and came across very interesting definition of Operation and…
 
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    Career Enter

  • Pediatrician Job Description

    Dipra Sen
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:48 am
    A pediatrician is basically a child-care physician who bears the responsibility to take care for newborn babies, toddlers, children apart from adolescents as well as youngsters up to the age of 21. Ensuring prevention of the possible childhood diseases or illnesses and maintenance of their well being is the main job of a pediatrician.A pediatrician job description also involves this professional to provide solutions as well as medical care for kids who become chronically or acutely ill. Pediatricians offer their services in general hospitals, child care hospice, nursing homes while quite…
  • Phlebotomist Job Description

    Dipra Sen
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:16 am
    Phlebotomists refer to the medical lab technicians who are responsible to draw, collect and transport blood samples. Often these professionals are sought for drawing other body fluids or tissue samples for necessary laboratory test.Phlebotomists are working with patients in long term health care units, hospitals, laboratories, blood banks whilst drawing of blood from blood donation camps is also their duty. To deal with the phlebotomist job description effectively and successfully, the new generation phlebotomists are given comprehensive training based on newest healthcare techniques and…
  • LPN Job Description

    Dipra Sen
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:14 am
    Those who are looking for a responsible, worthy and fast-paced health care profession in medical facilities, the job of a licensed practical nurse can be an ideal choice for them. The LPN job description needs them to shoulder numbers of responsibilities to care for ill and injured patients. This is indeed, a rewarding experience in healthcare industry while the profession enables them to uplift their career as a Registered Nurse or go for specialized fields in due course of time.LPNs are also called as LVNs or licensed vocational nurse in many states of the US. Commonly, LPNs are providing…
  • Healthcare Administrator Job Description

    Dipra Sen
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:06 am
    A Health Care Administration is responsible to plan, coordinate, supervise and control a consistent, dependable and up-to-date delivery of health care services. Whereas a physician or doctor is accountable to provide best health care services to patients towards their wellness; a healthcare administrator should ensure that the health care provided comply with the advanced health care facilities and mechanisms, which is dependable and business-oriented for the facility.An administrator may be the in-charge to more than one units or departments. It is, on the other hand, in smaller settings a…
  • Dentist Job Description

    Dipra Sen
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:56 am
    Dentists are also recognized as dental surgeons, an oral care professional who remain responsible to provide different types of preventative as well as restorative oral healthcare procedures. Commonly, a dentist work together with a dental assistant to offer necessary care to patients to order to bring their oral health and hygiene back in order. Most dentists are attached with dental hospitals, long term health care units, community dental clinics, research centers while a good number of dental surgeons prefer to perform as private practitioners and dental consultants.Dentists identify,…
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    Career Addict

  • How to Become an Orthoptist

    2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Orthoptists are healthcare practitioners who specialize in treating patients with eye problems. They work with patients of all ages and often...
  • How To Work As A Work-At-Home Transcriptionist

    2 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Being a work at home transcriptionist is a great way to make cash in your spare time, or alternatively it can be a rewarding full time career. The...
  • How to Conquer Nerves When Presenting at Work

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Even if you've never heard of Glossophobia, you might well have it. The fear of presenting, be that in front of an audience, in group meetings or even...
  • What's Your Story?

    2 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    We all know how important it is in this day and age to give intellectual information to your audience. We all have heard from marketing experts the...
  • How to Learn From Your Competition

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    Let's face it, no matter how small your niche business is, you are bound to have some type of competition somewhere. Studying your competition can help...
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    Crime Scene Careers

  • Essay Writing Service

    crimescene
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Essay Writing Service www.essay-services.com  
  • Insects help investigators solve crimes

    crimescene
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    Tampa, Florida — They’re creepy. They’re slimy. But tiny bugs that may make your skin crawl, are making it easier in some cases to solve crimes. “When we arrived at scene, it was a wooded thick area,” says Jason Brando, a crime scene investigator with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. It was May 2010, Crime […]
  • State Police and WVU Give Students a Look at Crime Scene Investigations

    crimescene
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    The West Virginia State Police took it’s mobile forensic center to the WVU campus for future crime scene investigators to check out. Middle school and high school students from all over went to the university to learn several different methods for crime scene investigating. The week long forensic camp led up to the big event […]
  • Virtual Autopsy: Inside the Skull of a Suicide Victim

    crimescene
    9 Aug 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Virtual Autopsy: Inside the Skull of a Suicide Victim By combining surface scans of the body with CT and MRI scans it is possible to work out what happened to a person without cutting them open. Plus: See inside the head of a man who died from a gunshot wound
  • Talk Forensics – Expert Witness Testimony

    crimescene
    9 Aug 2014 | 6:21 pm
 
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  • How Not to Manage Your Frustration (Or, How I Screwed Up)

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    People are messy. I say this all the time to my clients and speaking audiences. What I mean is that we don’t always operate in the way that makes the most sense for the situation at hand. We’re blessed and burdened with feelings . . . nothing more than feelings . . . which we can let work for us or against us. This week, I lost that battle. My feelings got the better of me; actually, one feeling in particular. It’s that old nemesis FRUSTRATION. Here is the story of how NOT to do what I did.  How Not to Manage Your Frustration First, let’s set the stage. As I’ve shared…
  • Strategies to Find More Time at Work [VIDEO TIP]

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    What would you do if you discovered more time in your day at work? What hot projects would get started? What lingering ideas would get completed? How would you bring your superpowers to work if only you could find more time? This topic comes up often when I’m coaching successful business professionals. Based on what I’ve heard from them, I bet you have a list of things you’d like to do if you could find more time at work, too. Oh, and you want to do this WITHOUT sacrificing the time you want to spend with your family or on personal pursuits. Sounds like a dream?
  • How to Save Your Career: Six Little Tricks [Guest Post]

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    This is a guest post by career writer Monica Gomez. Interested in sharing your perspectives with our community? Love to hear them. Email your ideas here. We all attempt to do our best on the job, but sometimes, things fall through the cracks. Even though everyone makes mistakes, a few small tricks can make the difference between crashing your career and continuing on a successful career path. Here are six ideas to keep you on track. How to Save Your Career: 6 Little Tricks 1. Double Check Your Work When it comes to reports, presentations, or even just memos, you always want to be on the ball.
  • Three Reasons You Need a Vacation (Psst: It’s a Career Strategy)

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:37 am
    I’m writing this article in mid-June as the weather continues warming across the United States. Summer has officially arrived, and  like many of you, I’m longing for a vacation (especially from challenges I’ve recently chosen for myself, which I wrote about here.) How about you? Have you already marked the days on your calendar, or will you be one of the many who never take vacation from work this year? In fact, The Center for Economic and Policy Research showed that 25% of Americans take no vacation at all. Yikes. No wonder so many of us are cranky about our careers. Not…
  • Is It Time to Make Yourself Uncomfortable?

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    12 Jun 2014 | 11:29 am
    After 15 years in the same house, I’m packing up and getting ready to move. New house, new city, new state. I’m no stranger to change. When I launched my coaching business many years ago, I changed not only where I worked and what I did, but over time, I changed who I was and what I was contributing to this world. And that change was good. I know intellectually this change will be good, too. But the furrow between my brows is digging deeper. My UP band is regularly recording four hours or less of sleep (although I think it lies). Bottom line—this change is making me…
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  • Develop Your Child’s Leadership At An Early Age

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    Franklin Covey’s The Leader In Me Video Preview: Thoughts on The 7 Habits. Click on Image to view video All of us born leaders. In fact, you can see leadership in us the minute we start crawling. We crawl everywhere. We don’t wait for anyone to tell us where to crawl. We crawl wherever we want to go. We explore places in the house our parents didn’t know exist and we find  things on the floor you didn’t know you had. As toddlers, our parents followed us. We were pioneers in our own right And that’s just the beginning of our pioneering expeditions. When we…
  • The Difference Between Winning and Success

    admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:54 am
    Several months ago, I watched on listened to Hall of Fame Coach John Wooden talk about what it means to be successful. You can’t help but to live on our materialistic society and not have a skewed idea of what success and winning is. As a society, we’re so competitive and compare ourselves so much to other people that we can actually have success and not know it. And then there are others in our society who seem to be winning but are not successful. There is a difference. We see hugely successful people (according to our materialistic version of success) who seem to have…
  • 3 Reasons Why Leadership Development Is Important To Your Organization

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:09 am
    Leadership development in many companies is like our educational system. It’s antiquated and ineffective yet no one wants to change the process. Many leaders and managers in organizations will tell you that leadership development is important but one has to wonder if they really know how important leadership develop is. In most companies, leadership development is attending a three-day seminar or conference, talking a week-long class or completing an executive degree program on your own. There is nothing wrong with any of these activities but leadership development doesn’t stop…
  • How To Get The “Buy-In” As A Leader

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    Usually, I blog about leadership from a leader’s perspective or point of view. But I believe it’s important to see leadership from a follower or supporter’s viewpoint also. While everyone is a leader because we all have some sphere influence, many of us have a boss or supervisor. So today I want to discuss my and others experiences on being on sold on getting the “buy in” with the new boss or leader. Although it doesn’t necessarily matter if we personally like the boss or not, if the new supervisor gets our “buy in,” it certainly makes…
  • It’s Ok To Be Scared As A New Leader

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Is it ok to be scared as a first time leader? I ask this based on personal experience. I remember my first time I was chosen to be a leader, I felt totally out of my element. I felt like all eyes were on me. I had to have all the answers. I had to show everyone what to do and how? I don’t want to screw up because everyone would stop believing in me, I thought. As a first time leader, it can be lonely and stressful. You have expectations from your followers and your leaders and you’re not sure if you can meet everyone’s expectations. But I wonder if the great leaders felt…
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    Austin Career Counseling Blog | Coaching | Resume Writing | Wolfgang

  • Career Success Story: Showing Initiative & Taking Ownership

    Amy Wolfgang
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    One of my clients wrote me about how a small change she made led to big results at her job. Here’s the background. In our coaching sessions, we often discussed the ways she was expected to go above and beyond at her job. She didn’t like being asked to do these extra things because she wasn’t paid for them. We covered a number of issues related to this but one idea we discussed was changing her perspective on the situation. Instead of ‘feeling forced’ to do something, what did it look like if she viewed it from a different perspective. She decided to look at it…
  • A Better Way to Communicate with Your Boss

    Amy Wolfgang
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    A colleague of mine sent me a blog post he wrote for me the other day about a situation he was in at work. I liked it and hope you do too. – Coach Wolfgang John is a relatively new employee and asks his manager if something that he put together is done correctly. His manager says it is not ready and begins explaining the broader purpose behind the changes that are needed. John: “I’m not getting this. Just tell me what to do.” John’s Manager’s thoughts: Did he just say that? This is very disheartening to hear from anyone at this company let alone John. Here I am, taking…
  • Career Workshop or Individual Career Coaching?

    Amy Wolfgang
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:19 am
    Many potential clients ask whether they should participate in a workshop related to their career concerns or sign up for individual coaching sessions. Austin Career Workshops are 1 – 2 hour group meetings where the training material and individual activities are preset. One-on-one career coaching are 30 – 60 minutes sessions with you and one other person, your coach. You determine specific goals and the sessions are personalized and flexible. So which should you choose? My answer is… (drum roll please)… it depends. It comes down to the investment you can and want to…
  • What If I Don’t Find the Right Career?

    Amy Wolfgang
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Considering a career change can be a very daunting process. Not only have I helped many clients through this transition, but I’ve also gone through this myself. At times, a client will say to me, “what if I don’t uncover a career that is the right fit for me?“ The Value is the Insight That is a valid concern. There are no guarantees that an individual will discover that right career after a certain amount of coaching sessions. Even if he or she did find a great career fit, there is something much more valuable to be gained. So what will they gain? Clients who participate…
  • Using the LinkedIn Relationship Feature

    Amy Wolfgang
    13 Jun 2014 | 1:49 pm
    One of my favorite options in LinkedIn is the relationship feature. Many of my clients have several hundred LinkedIn contacts which makes it harder and harder to remember how you met a particular individual. You connect with individuals for different reasons and it is helpful to segment them for messaging or searching. LinkedIn Relationship Tab To find the Relationship tab, open a contact. Look in the lower left of the first section – under the contact’s picture. Click “relationship” and you should see this: With the relationship feature, you can add notes related to…
 
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  • How to Climb Out of The Bottom Income Brackets (Infographic)

    Bryce Christiansen
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:28 am
    Even in the land of opportunity, it still takes work and some luck to be successful…especially if you’re starting from the bottom. To illustrate, 62% of Americans who grow up int he top fifth bracket stay in the top two-fifths while 65% of Americans born into the bottom fifth stay in the bottom two-fifths. An… The post How to Climb Out of The Bottom Income Brackets (Infographic) appeared first on Careertopia.
  • 7 Smart Habits of Successful Job Seekers [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Michelle Agner
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    How would you rate your LinkedIn profile? Are you using it as a powerful job seeking tool? Does it bring you effective connections, recruiter inquiries, or relevant opportunities? LinkedIn recently analyzed a group of 4000+ newly-employed job seekers, and studied what they’d been doing on LinkedIn during their hunt. They found that most successful job seekers on LinkedIn… The post 7 Smart Habits of Successful Job Seekers [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Careertopia.
  • Hairstyles for Success: From Dorm Room to Boardroom [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Michelle Agner
    28 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    It takes more than a snazzy suit to snag that job and head down the road to success. Don’t forget about your hair! Here’s a fun infographic from Wahl Home Products, based on a study conducted by Opinion Research Corporation. The results shown below include the different hairstyles that work best for me to successfully navigate… The post Hairstyles for Success: From Dorm Room to Boardroom [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Careertopia.
  • The 50 Highest Paying Jobs in Computer Science

    Michelle Agner
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    It’s common knowledge that a career in the computer science arena generally provides a strong salary. But did you know just how many possible jobs there are in computer science? Whether you’re considering a career change, or are beginning a technical career path, you’ll want to check out this list of The 50 Highest Paying Jobs… The post The 50 Highest Paying Jobs in Computer Science appeared first on Careertopia.
  • The Importance of Nonverbal Communication [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Michelle Agner
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Choosing your words carefully can serve you well. And delivering your message to another person’s communication style is effort well spent. But how often do we think about the non-verbals we’re giving off? The Presentation Design folks at Ethos3 created the infographic below, outlining some valuable tips on nonverbal communication. . The post The Importance of Nonverbal Communication [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Careertopia.
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  • 5 Reasons You Should Use LinkedIn

    Biron
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Yes, it’s this easy… If you’re not using LinkedIn, here are 5 things you’re missing out on. If you already use LinkedIn, make sure you’re taking advantage of all these opportunities! Top 5 reasons to use LinkedIn: (In no particular order) 1. Recruiters use LinkedIn. Maybe I’m biased as a recruiter but it can’t hurt to receive an email about opportunities and have a chance to connect with recruiters that have access to the hidden job market. If you’re not interested in the opportunity, that’s fine. But hearing about things can’t hurt,…
  • 4 Ways to Handle Gaps in Employment During Your Job Search

    Biron
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am
    This article is inspired by an email I received from a reader. I cut the personal details out. Here’s the main idea: ‘I live in MD but want to relocate to FL where my fiancee has a job offerI have an unemployment gap of nearly 9 months and I feel I have more things working against me at this point I’m unsure how to tailor my resume for relocation and the proper way to explain my gap.’ The relocation question is answered in this article, which provides a useful strategy for anyone setting up their resume to apply for jobs out of state. Now let’s talk about…
  • Bored at Work? Try These 5 Ideas

    Biron
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    In a perfect world, we’d all just go home when our work is complete for the day. It’s a shame that many people have to stay until 5PM regardless of what they’ve accomplished that day. But I’m not here to preach. You want practical advice. Keep reading… Here are 5 things that you can do to be semi-productive (and entertained) during downtime or whenever you’re bored at work, especially at the end of the day:   1. Stay current on industry news. What do most people do when they’re bored at work? Browse the web. Now you can do it productively……
  • Why Does Time Go Faster As You Age?

    Biron
    2 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Have you ever noticed that time seems to move faster as you get older? You’re about to find out why. Each summer probably felt like an eternity to you as a child. But if you are currently working as an adult, it’s likely that you’ve experienced each season or each year going by faster and faster. Let’s take a look at the two factors that cause time to move faster as we grow older. The  first factor cannot be changed, but the second one can. Reason #1 That Time Speeds Up With Age: Each new year is a smaller fraction of your overall life. Time seems to move faster as…
  • Job Searching While Employed- 5 Tips

    Biron
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    Job searching while you’re currently employed can be a great career move if you’ve hit a glass ceiling in your current company, or if you simply think you’re ready for a new challenge or new environment. In a previous article, I wrote about why the best time to look for a job is when you already have one. In short, you’ll gain more leverage and you’ll be able to choose the perfect fitting position since you won’t be desperate at all. For these reasons, searching for a job while you’re employed is highly recommended. That doesn’t mean it’s…
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  • What not to say on a resume

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    By Julia Richardson – honesty isn’t always the best policy. This fact is hard to comprehend, especially since the idea has been drilled into most of us from birth. There is gray area and many of us encounter it daily. Although we wouldn’t consider these “white” lies to be devious, they serve a purpose – some beneficial to us, some beneficial to others. While you should avoid fibbing outright on your resume and when speaking with a recruiter about a job position, there are a few things that you should omit. Your previous boss was so terrible and made the work…
  • Three Office Etiquette Tips You Need to Consider

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    By Julia Richardson – In order to be successful in an office setting, there is an unwritten code for employees to follow in terms of their workplace etiquette if they wish to be successful. Proper workplace etiquette is the norm for office behavior that is acceptable all over the world. Obviously good etiquette in the workplace includes having good manners and being courteous to others and also includes using the office technology in an appropriate manner. Below are three tips for having good etiquette in the workplace. Dressing appropriately for work. If your workplace has a dress code…
  • The importance of perspective in work

    admin
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    By Julia Richardson - When you’re miserable at work, quitting your job can seem like the solution to all your problems. It gives you hope that your life will one day not be quite so miserable. Maybe you’re not naïve enough to view it as your one-way ticket to Utopia, but the unknown is much more appealing than your current situation. The importance of perspective in work cannot be underestimated. But what if you’re wrong? It’s scary to think that you may, because if you think too long the helpless feeling is all but certain to return with vengeance. Even so, it is important to…
  • 5 people who not to friend on Facebook

    admin
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    By Julia Richardson – Social media can be used in many ways, some platforms more than others. But who not to friend on Facebook is as important as who you are befriending. While LinkedIn is built around professional networking, others, like Facebook are used in a more personal way. Facebook was all fun and games in the beginning, but now it’s much more than a place to communicate with friends. Navigating who to friend or accept requests from can be tricky enough these days with mom and grandma getting in on the action. And once you find yourself censoring your thoughts and words, the…
  • The importance of a vacation while job hunting

    admin
    1 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    By Julia Richardson – A quick and easy way to ensure you’ll burn out at the job search is to push yourself too hard without a break. While it’s tempting for employers and employees alike to push harder and do more at work, this mentality can also transfer to those who are out of work. Not taking a break can be detrimental to your health, as well as to the health of your family. This means taking a break is not only wanted, it’s also necessary. The importance of a vacation while job hunting cannot be underestimated. According to National Geographic, only 14% of American…
 
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  • Preparing for Your Interview: How to Research the Company

    Mark Gould
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
      Preparing for Your Interview: How to Research the Company You know how important it is to research the company before your interview.  Maybe you have even been caught off guard during an interview because you were not able to answer a company-specific question.  There is so much information available today through the internet.  How… The post Preparing for Your Interview: How to Research the Company appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • Interview Follow-Up:The Thank You Note

    Mark Gould
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Interview Follow-Up:The Thank You Note It is disappointing that the thank you note has become so rare. Yet, if you research job search tips, interview tips and the like, you will most likely find recommendations to follow-up with a thank you note of some kind. But, in practice, most people do not send one. Why… The post Interview Follow-Up:The Thank You Note appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • Passive Candidates: Most Important Factors to Switch Jobs

    Mark Gould
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Passive Candidates: Most Important Factors to Switch Jobs passive candidate A passive candidate is someone who is not looking for a job, but would be open to taking one if the right opportunity came along. There are many statistics available, but one thing is for certain.  There are many more information technology and engineering jobs than talent… The post Passive Candidates: Most Important Factors to Switch Jobs appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • Realistic Time Management Tools

    Mark Gould
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
    Realistic Time Management Tools You most likely have read countless articles with suggestions for improving your time management skills. How many have you tried? How many do you use? How many have actually worked? How many have you stuck with? Be realistic.Identify just a few changes that are practical and that can really improve your… The post Realistic Time Management Tools appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • The Elusive Purple Squirrel

    Mark Gould
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:02 am
    Purple squirrel It is a term used by employment recruiters  to describe a job candidate with precisely the right education, experience, and qualifications that perfectly fits a job’s multifaceted requirements. In theory, this prized “purple squirrel” could immediately handle all the expansive variety of responsibilities of a job description with no training and would allow businesses to function… The post The Elusive Purple Squirrel appeared first on The Vesume Group.
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    Careers in Government

  • U.S. and U.K.: Why Local Government Isn’t Working

    Oscar Pearson
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Giving ‘power to the people’ has a popular ring to it. But what power, and to which people? That question demands a clear but detailed answer in order to achieve effective and efficient local government: as a Councillor in Devon, England, I’ve been fortunate enough to experience, first-hand, the operations of our local elected representatives for ... Read More » The post U.S. and U.K.: Why Local Government Isn’t Working appeared first on Careers in Government.
  • From Active Military Duty To Active Employee

    Gonzalo Duran
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    The experience embedded into you by the military – order and discipline, once key to a successful mission, can now also hurt you. Yes sir, no sir, and parade rest are commands hard to be abandoned by a seasoned member of the Armed Forces. That mindset unfortunately puts one at a disadvantage because it might ... Read More » The post From Active Military Duty To Active Employee appeared first on Careers in Government.
  • 4 Essentials For Any Interview

    Warren White
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Scenario #1: The person you were originally scheduled to meet with is stuck in traffic, and now you’re meeting with one of the managers on her team—and he doesn’t have a copy of your resume. Scenario #2: The hiring manager unexpectedly asks 3 members of his team to sit in. Scenario #3: Your first interview goes so ... Read More » The post 4 Essentials For Any Interview appeared first on Careers in Government.
  • Managing Your Federal Job Search Campaign

    Karol Taylor
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    Can you think of ways you might conduct a campaign – any kind of campaign?  Three styles immediately come to mind: political, advertising, and fundraising.  Your federal job search can be understood this way:  In a political campaign, someone is selected based on written and verbal advertising that promotes his skills.  If selected, he gets ... Read More » The post Managing Your Federal Job Search Campaign appeared first on Careers in Government.
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  • SSC KKR Recruitment 2014 Technical Asst & Officer vacancies

    Eswararao Mettu
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:27 pm
    SSC KKR Recruitment 2014 Technical Asst & Officer vacanciesStaff Selection Commission Karnataka Kerala Region, Govt of India invites online applications from Indian Nationals for required to Technical Assistant and Technical Officer jobs. Interested applicants are apply for SSC KKR posts from www.ssckkr.kar.nic.in site before 26th Sept 2014.Read more »
  • UPSC Online Application form 2014 www.upsc.gov.in

    Eswararao Mettu
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:10 pm
    UPSC Recruitment 2014 Online Application form 2014 www.upsc.gov.in UPSC invites applications for various vacancies through online application form www.upsconline.nic.in. Interested persons are apply before 11th Sept 2014. Further details are mentioned below.Read more »
  • LIC India Notification 2014 Application form

    Eswararao Mettu
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:09 am
    LIC India Notification 2014 Application formDirectorate of Employment and Self Employment, Life Insurance Corporation of India invites applications from eligible candidates to the filling of Insurance Advisor posts. Eligible and Interested candidates are may forward their duly filled applications before 15th Sept 2014. Detailed information of LIC India advt given below.Read more »
  • Naval Dockyard Recruitment Application form 2014

    Eswararao Mettu
    1 Sep 2014 | 2:03 am
    Naval Dockyard Recruitment Application form 2014 Tradesman Mate vacancies www.davp.nic.inNaval Dockyard has uploaded latest employment advertisement on www.davp.nic.in for filling of total 548 Tradesman Mate posts. All Indian eligible applicants are submit online application required user details before 14th Sept 2014. More info related to eligibility criteria, age bar, technical qualifications etc.Read more »
  • BARC Recruitment 2014 - Apply Trade Apprentices Posts

    Eswararao Mettu
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:31 pm
    BARC Recruitment 2014 - Apply Trade Apprentices PostsGovt. of India, Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC), Personnel Divison invites application for Training Apprenticeship in various disciplines. Eligible candidates are submit application before 19th Sept 2014. More details of BARC notification given below.Read more »
 
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  • HPPSC Recruitment 2014 for Assistant Engineer Posts Apply online on www.hp.gov.in

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission has issued employment notification for recruiting of 08 Assistant Engineer posts for the year 2014-2015 on its official website, it may vary for reserved & general category. Applicants who are willing to apply for the post need to have the qualification of Graduation in civil specialization ,with a  relevant group or equivalent institute after obtaining essential qualification, where as the selection is made by the personal interview. All interested and eligible aspirants  who want to apply for the Himachal Pradesh Public Service…
  • DSSSB Exam Admit card 2014 Download on www.delhi.gov.in

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:14 pm
    DSSSB Exam Admit card 2014 for Various Post,Candidates can now Download hall ticket for recruitment of Assistant Nursery Teacher, Librarian, Fire operator written examination. Delhi Subordinate Service Selection Board is planning to enclose DSSSB Fire Operator Admit Card 2014 soon on its official website  and the board have received application for recruitment notification to select candidates for various position as Assistant Nursery Teacher, Librarian, Fire Operator and for the same intent examination is to be conducted on 31st August 2014 at various test centers and all the applied…
  • Assam TET 2014 Notification Download on www.tetassam.com

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:32 am
    Assam government, Department of Education (Elementary) dispatched Notification for  Assam State Teachers Eligibility Test 2014  to recruit  positions of Teacher (Lower Primary) for the year 2014-2015. The submission of application is done online on or before date  10-9-2014. Applicants who wants to apply for the above specified posts they meet the educational qualifications according to posts wise given in below,where as selection process is going to conduct performance and oral test. Additional information regarding Assam Teacher Eligibility Test Recruitment 2014 like pay…
  • HSTSB recruitment 2014 for 54 Hindi Lecturer (School Cadre) posts on www.hstsb.gov.in

    Pavan Varma
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Haryana School Teachers Selection Board has issued employment notification for recruiting of  Hindi Lecturer (School Cadre) jobs in various categories . There are fifty five vacancy posts are available on recruitment 2014 for Hindi Lecturer (School Cadre) posts in the circle of panchkula Haryana School Teachers Selection Board was published latest advertisement for the year 2014, to recruit  positions of Hindi Lecturer (School Cadre)  on contract basis for the academic year 2014. Aspirants who ensured eligibility criteria as per the notification are  willing to apply Hindi…
  • PDIL Recruitment 2014 for 48 Engineer & Manager Posts Apply on www.pdilin.com

    Pavan Varma
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Project & Development India Limited has released latest recruitment notification  for recruiting of  Engineer, manager jobs in the location of Uttar pradesh state. There are forty eight vacancy posts are available, these posts are Available on contract basis. The submission of application is done  online and opened till 10-9-2014 and The organisation is going to conduct written examination for selection process. Applicants who meet  eligibility criteria  can now apply online for Engineer, Manager through  official website, find the direct link available below. Further information…
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  • Six Essentials of a Top MBA Program

    Vinayak Panse
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    Making the Choice: Six Essentials of a Top MBA Program What after graduation? Irrespective of the graduation studies, whether from commerce stream or engineering branch or even a B.Sc. students want to study MBA. Many students without having any clue whatsoever about what they will learn and how they need to learn from this two year program put good amount of money and time to enter in to this program. This is for the sole reason; they think that after two years they’ll get is a nice job with a MNC, and a big pay package. It’s true that MBA students from premier institutes do get jobs…
  • Tips for Choosing right career path after SSC

    Vinayak Panse
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:56 pm
    As a student you are well settled in SSC class by now. This is the year every one of you will face an important education decision – which stream to choose after SSC? Chances are some of you have already decided upon which stream to choose after SSC, and the rest still not sure. It’s perfectly OK and natural too! Career guidance leader Careerfutura offers Tips for Choosing right career path after SSC. Career guidance leader, Careerfutura, offers a high-quality Career Guidance Test, students can safely rely upon to make the informed career decisions. Taking a valid Career Guidance Test is…
  • Telecom Jobs poised to grow

    Vinayak Panse
    29 Aug 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Kalyan Sagar Nippani, chief general manager, National Academy of Telecom Finance and Management (NATFM), BSNL,  on emerging trends in the telecom sector. The industry supports more than 10 million people directly or indirectly. This figure is estimated to triple in the coming decade. Telecom Jobs poised to grow India is the second largest wireless network in the world, with a teledensity of 77%. Currently, there are over 900 million mobile subscribers. Of the many new technologies in the telecom arena, 4GLTE (long-term evolution) represents the present and the future. The expected compound…
  • Top design companies in India to work for Part II

    Vinayak Panse
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Top design companies in India to work for Part II In my yesterdays post  I had mentionedabout the 12 different areas in Design.  Here is a recap of the 12 areas, they are - Architecture Companies Broadcast Design Companies Communication Design Companies Engineering Design Companies Game Design Companies Graphic Design Companies Industrial Design Companies Interaction Design Companies Interior Design Companies Logo & Branding Design Consultancies Package Design Companies Web Design Companies Today we will look at some more areas Broadcast Design Companies A broadcast designer is a…
  • Top design companies in India to work for

    Vinayak Panse
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:18 am
    Working in the Creative Industries is appealing so many young and talented people. Would you like to know more about what are the different designs Industries look like? Find out more about the different designs Industries and companies in India to work for. Top design companies in India to work for Part I Broadly speaking we can categories these companies in 12 different areas.  Do take a note that I have categorized them alphabetically and not the best area or most in demand area to work for. They are as under - Architecture Companies Broadcast Design Companies Communication Design…
 
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    Get A Job With Tom

  • The 5 Fastest Growing Careers in the Medical Profession

    Thomas Greig
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Most careers in the medical profession are predicted to rise at a higher rate than normal. Most of this growth is encouraged by the ever growing and ageing population which places a higher demand for skilled and qualified professionals for several health care positions. The all-important medical careers: doctors, registered nurses, and several other relevant […] The post The 5 Fastest Growing Careers in the Medical Profession appeared first on Get A Job With Tom.
  • 10 Best Jobs Without a Degree or Experience

    Thomas Greig
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Going to college is a great path to follow, however it can also be very expensive  which means that not everyone will have this opportunity.   Securing a job without a college degree can be a very difficult task, however there can be many job opportunities available to you for a great long-term career even […] The post 10 Best Jobs Without a Degree or Experience appeared first on Get A Job With Tom.
  • 24 Things Not To Do In Your Next Job Interview

    Thomas Greig
    6 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    You have an interview which means you going to be seriously considered for this job. Hiring Managers will not waste their time interviewing candidates they are not interested in so you have a real chance of getting this job. There is probably a small hurdle in front of you to turn your job interview into […] The post 24 Things Not To Do In Your Next Job Interview appeared first on Get A Job With Tom.
  • 10 Great Entry Level Jobs You Should Consider

    Thomas Greig
    4 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    If you have just left college the first thing that you need to decide is what career you’re going to follow.  Choosing your career can often be one of the hardest things that you will ever do in your life as effectively you need to decide a career path that you’re going to enjoy for […] The post 10 Great Entry Level Jobs You Should Consider appeared first on Get A Job With Tom.
  • 8 Reasons the Hidden Job Market Works

    Thomas Greig
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    It will surprise you to know how often I have to explain what exactly the hidden job market is and how job-seekers can utilize it to make their job searches a success. If you have forgotten what the hidden job market is, this post will refresh your memory. Outlined below are the 8 major reasons […] The post 8 Reasons the Hidden Job Market Works appeared first on Get A Job With Tom.
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  • Paralegal Job Description

    Jens Gadegaard Andersen
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    So you want to join the legal world – but not ready to become a lawyer? Then a position as a paralegal might be the job for you. Paralegal is also called a legal assistant. Please read along to know more about the job as a paralegal. We have also added a video that outlines the paralegal job description. What will I be doing as a paralegal? As a paralegal you will be doing a lot of legal work, which can both be in the private and the public sectors. It’s important to know that a paralegal is not the same as a lawyer. But a paralegal often assists the lawyers in their work and…
  • How to Break Bad Habits – In 7 Simple Steps

    Jens Gadegaard Andersen
    1 Mar 2014 | 7:26 am
    “Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.” - Benjamin Franklin I think good old Benjamin is quite right – bad habits will harm your life and career. Bad habits will affect you in two ways: Damage your reputation – both professional and private Limit what you´re capable of doing and your opportunities You are probably already aware of som of your bad habits. It could be anything from spending too much time on Facebook or always turning up  late for meetings. This behavior will impact the way…
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  • 8 Essential Tips To Excel In Skype Interview

    Shweta Sharma
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:24 pm
    In today’s technological world, more and more employers are conducting initial job interviews over Skype, Live Messenger or other video chat services. This saves the time and money of both, the employer and the candidates. Also, it is much easier and quicker way of finding perfect candidates for an organization. But interviewing well through video requires a different type of preparation. Below given are the 8 essential tips that will help you excel in Skype interview: Test the Tools In Advance When it’s a matter of giving interview using your PC and internet connection, you should be…
  • How To Look Good In Skype Interviews – Tips & Tricks

    Shweta Sharma
    31 Aug 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Your appearance matters a lot when it comes to a job interview. Whether it’s a face-to-face interview, telephonic interview or Skype interview, you should dress-up yourself perfectly and professionally. In case of video interviews, it may be possible that you dress-up yourself properly, but your picture may not look good to the interviewer while giving the interview. Then… what to do…?? Read: 8 Best Tips To Dress For An Interview To fix this problem, you have to prepare yourself and your surroundings beforehand. This video will demonstrate you the ways to look good in Skype…
  • What Qualities Do You Look For In A Manager or Boss?

    Vinay Sharma
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:28 pm
    In a job interview, if you are asked this question, it shows that the organization values leadership and managerial skills. At first, this may sound like an overloaded question because while answering this question, you are sitting in front of your prospective manager/boss, about whom you know nothing – and you are being asked to describe your ideal manager/ boss and his/her qualities. This video would help you frame an impressive answer to the question, ‘what qualities do you look for in a manager or boss?’ The post What Qualities Do You Look For In A Manager or Boss? appeared…
  • How Coaching Works…?

    Shweta Sharma
    29 Aug 2014 | 6:28 pm
    Coaching can be understood as a process of training or development through which you get support in achieving any personal or professional goal. The person who guides and supports you in this process is your coach and he has a lot of experience and expertise, using which he/she offers advice and guidance. A good coach helps you identify your strengths and set meaningful goals, as well as he/she encourages you to achieve amazing results. He/she acts as an influential, and dedicated partner to aid you bridge the gap between where you are at the present in your life and where you want to be.
  • Give A Kick To Interview Nerves..!!

    Shweta Sharma
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:41 am
    A job interview can fill the most confident of us with fear and nervousness. But don’t panic. It is normal to feel stressed about a job interview. After all, someone is about to observe your appearance, etiquette, what you say, and how you say it. The anxiety and tension that comes thinking all this can be disturbing and incapacitating, making some of us to perform below our best. But, there are few simple ways that can give a kick to interview nerves and can reduce your stress levels and help you shine in your job interview. Be Prepared Preparation is the best way to give a kick to…
 
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  • What’s Your Biggest Challenge?

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    When I started Tourism Exposed exactly six months ago, my one goal was, and still is, to help you break into the travel, tourism and hospitality industry and find your dream job and live a happier professional life. To achieve this, I’m always looking for new ways to connect with you. So now, I’m hoping you can... [Continue Reading]What’s Your Biggest Challenge? was first posted on August 12, 2014 at 8:00 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • Understanding Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    New ideas are constantly being developed across every area of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, from innovative mobile applications and distinctive menus to creative hotel room design and imaginative tour itineraries. What this means for professionals on the inside of the industry, is that they have the challenge of ensuring that their tourism and... [Continue Reading]Understanding Travel, Tourism and Hospitality was first posted on August 8, 2014 at 3:30 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • How to Get a Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Job Without Experience

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:31 pm
    The travel, tourism and hospitality industry has remained to be one of the top industries that is recession resistant and is the only industry that has continued to add jobs to the global economy on a consistent basis. Therefore, it’s no surprise that many people who want to combine their love of travel with making a... [Continue Reading]How to Get a Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Job Without Experience was first posted on July 29, 2014 at 9:31 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • How to Get and Keep the Attention of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Professionals

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:39 pm
    In Part 2 of how to break into the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, we talked about where the best places are that you need to be in order for you to meet and connect with professionals in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry and how to separate yourself from other job seekers. Now let’s... [Continue Reading]How to Get and Keep the Attention of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Professionals was first posted on June 17, 2014 at 11:39 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • Best Places to Connect with Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Professionals

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    3 Jun 2014 | 6:41 pm
    In Part 1 of how to break into the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, we talked about the two-part framework on how to really connect versus just network with successful people in the industry, using the Tree Trunk Effect and the Give, Give, Give Ask Model. Now let’s talk about where the best places are... [Continue Reading]Best Places to Connect with Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Professionals was first posted on June 3, 2014 at 9:41 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
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  • Career change success: How to improve the odds

    Curt
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Are you making a career change harder or more out of reach than it needs to be? Are you sabotaging your potential for career change success, or your willingness to even try? Since 2001 in my Passion Catalyst work, I have had a front row seat on people’s career changes. And one of the biggest things I have seen get in people’s way is the notion that career changes need to happen quickly, with the flip of a switch. Why does that get in the way? Well, note least because it’s often unrealistic. A more accurate view is that career change typically – though not always…
  • How to visually reinforce your growth and success

    Curt
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    A few years ago I had the good fortune to interview Howard Behar (former President at Starbuck’s) at his home office. Hanging on his wall were several framed quotes. He kept the quotes there to reinforce their importance and to give him a reminder of the insights they contained as he went about his work. Framed quotes on his wall had played an important role in his career for decades. That idea stuck in my head. I liked the idea of framing them, rather than just taping quotes to the wall. It made them more aesthetically pleasing and gave them more substance. Along the way, it…
  • Ask-0-Rama: Expand what’s possible, guaranteed!

    Curt
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    Want a guaranteed way to blow the doors wide open on what’s possible in your life? Put this one simple word into play on a consistent basis: Ask. It seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? If you want something, asking opens the door to the possibility of getting it. Not asking…well, not so much. And yet for many (most?) of us, asking is precisely what we don’t do. The Ask-o-Rama Much to my chagrin, that includes me. I’m naturally inclined to reach out and offer help. But historically I have pretty much sucked at asking. Whether that has been asking for help or…
  • 19 questions to find more meaning in your work

    Curt
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    In this series on making work meaningful, I have explored many facets of how to create a greater sense of meaning in your work. I wrote a lot of words in the process, but in a way it all boils down to three simple words you can use as your guide: Find the meaning. Yep. That’s it. Any given workday is packed with opportunities to find the meaning. Sometimes it will be glaringly obvious, like the positive impact your work is having. Other times you’ll need to do a little excavating, finding the diamonds in the midst of the muck. Meaning excavation questions The mighty question…
  • Make work meaningful by aligning what you do with who you are

    Curt
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    Think back to a time when you felt in the groove, a time when whatever you were doing opened the door to a state of flow where you naturally immerse yourself and feel energized. Now put that in the context of the definition of meaningful work we’re using in this series on how to make work more meaningful: Meaningful work = Work that matters (and you decide what matters!) Do you think work that lets you flow in that groove might feel like it matters? (Hint: I’m thinkin’ yes.) In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at how do that. How to align what you do with…
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  • The Mobile Network That’s Making You Pay For Good Customer Service

    Dan
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    A decent level of customer service should be part and parcel of a company. But one mobile network in the UK is shaking this system up in a controversial way.The post The Mobile Network That’s Making You Pay For Good Customer Service appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Could Karbonn’s £26 Handset Be The Dark Horse Of The Phone Market?

    Dan
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    There is a fierce new competitor in the low-end game that threatens to shake up the market even more: the Karbonn A50S.The post Could Karbonn’s £26 Handset Be The Dark Horse Of The Phone Market? appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Is Motorola’s Phone Protection Tattoo The Worst Tech Idea This Year?

    Dan
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    As we rely on our smartphones more and more, there is a greater need to protecting your device. But Motorola's solution might be the worst tech idea of 2014.The post Is Motorola’s Phone Protection Tattoo The Worst Tech Idea This Year? appeared first on Number Direct.
  • What To Expect With The Samsung Galaxy S6

    adminnumber
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S5 we can now start to speculate about what Samsung's next phone, the Samsung Galaxy S6, will bring to the market.The post What To Expect With The Samsung Galaxy S6 appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Video: Exactly How Durable Will The iPhone 6 Be?

    Dan
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:16 am
    The iPhone 6 is expected to come with an 'unbreakable' sapphire crystal screen, but can it really withstand intense damage? This video puts it to the test.The post Video: Exactly How Durable Will The iPhone 6 Be? appeared first on Number Direct.
 
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  • NY’s Yodle aims big with IPO and new HQ

    Cheryl Ross
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    Things are on the up for online ad firm Yodle: it’s just filed for a $75 million IPO and signed the lease for a swanky new office. Phenomenal success Art directors and account managers who work for online advertising agencies in the Big Apple may already have heard of Yodle. Founded in New York 2005, it specializes in helping local businesses achieve the most effective online advertising campaigns, with a platform encompassing email marketing, internet marketing social media marketing, reviews and recommendations, marketing automation, SEO and local search. In a nutshell, Yodle is a…
  • Finally, Foursquare Social Media star unveils its radically revamped new app

    Cheryl Ross
    28 Aug 2014 | 6:18 am
    After splitting its business and user experience in two earlier this year, Foursquare social media star has revealed its radically redesigned new app. Splitting in two Social media managers who’ve been following the NY startup’s metamorphosis this year will know that it launched Swarm back in May: this is now the home of Foursquare’s check in and it lets you find which of your buddies are nearby so you can link up for a Starbucks, or whatever else takes your mutual fancies. Now comes Foursquare 8.0, which has finally come out of purdah (it’ll be available within the next few weeks).
  • Taboola is looking for the Moola and needs an Over-achiever Product Marketing Manager

    David Marini
    27 Aug 2014 | 8:12 am
    Want to join the best and brightest in online content recommendation as the Taboola Product Marketing Manager? Are you a market savvy, over-achiever with a passion for digital media? Do you like the informal and thrilling dynamics of a start-up environment? Taboola is looking for a smart, results-driven Product Marketing Manager at their New York office to help them create an even better experience for their publisher partners. The position will entail becoming the resident expert on all things product – advising clients on how to make best use of Taboola’s exciting technology, living…
  • Elite Business Tech Hybrid Growth Marketing Manager wanted to dominate universe at Knewton

    David Marini
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    Knewton is looking under every rock to find the best Growth Marketing Manager for employment at its headquarters near Union Square in New York. Knewton was recognized as one of the top 25 best places to work by Crain’s New York Business. Staff love the free dinner every weeknight in the office, all-day snacks, full bar, and let’s not forget the free monthly MetroCards/PATH cards. FREE metrocards! How can you beat that? Apply Here Knewton was founded in 2008 and has offices in New York City and London; raising over $100M to date from investors such as Accel, Atomico, Bessemer, FirstMark…
  • Are you agile enough to be the Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer for CityGrid Media?

    David Marini
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    CityGrid Media is looking for a smoking gun Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer to join their team in West Hollywood. CityGrid is the largest content and ad network for local, aggregating more than 800K paying advertisers and enhanced listings and content for 18M merchants to help them grow their businesses while reaching more than 140M unique users across 250 web and mobile sites. The Senior Ruby on Rail Engineer will be an important part of the InsiderPages team as well as building out their new site. With a strong belief in agile software development, ideal candidates will participate in daily…
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  • From land to sea | How you can train for your dream career

    Editor
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    So, you’ve decided you want to enjoy a life at sea, and now you’re looking into ways of making the dream a reality. You may be aware of the long hours and wet weather you will endure, but there are also valuable skills you can learn and the opportunity to develop a long lasting and rewarding career in the maritime industry. Although a great deal of your education will be on-the-job, it is essential you get the training offshore before you set sail. Many people entering the industry enjoy a hands-on approach to work, which is why careers such as deck navigation, electro technical work and…
  • The self-made entrepreneurs WITHOUT a degree

    Editor
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    We don’t have enough of them anymore – those success stories from people who simply left school, got on with the job and dramatically thrived. Just a few decades ago, you could barely walk down the street without bumping into a self-made success story. Let’s take The Apprentice’s Alan Sugar as a prime example. In his rags-to-riches tale, he went from low-rent vendor to multinational success story over a 40 year period, through a concentrated mixture of determination and judiciousness. Now, partly because of higher market expectations, the opportunities for self-made individuals have…
  • The resurgence of the manufacturing sector

    Editor
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:17 am
    At the turn of the century, outsourcing was seen by major manufacturing companies in both the US and Europe as being the only way to remain profitable in an ever-more competitive global market. Manufacturing plants were springing up in former Soviet Bloc countries of Eastern Europe, Central and South America, China and India. Since the onset of the global financial crisis in the middle of 2007, however, the balance has inexorably begun to swing back in favor of returning manufacturing to the US. Why outsourcing became so popular Toward the end of the 1990s many developing countries saw an…
  • Contracting as a career – a viable future?

    Editor
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:35 am
    These days, more and more people are moving away from the traditional working patterns and taking up contracting. It’s not right for everyone and it can be tough, but those who succeed report high rates of job satisfaction and can enjoy considerable financial success as well. The benefits of contracting Contractors do have to deal with clients – sometimes a lot of them – but they don’t have to deal with bosses telling them what to do and restricting how they approach their work. They can choose their own hours and generally they are free to dress as they like. Many contractors…
  • Tips on getting the most out of social networks

    Editor
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    As you have probably heard on more than one occasion, social networks are indispensable to the success of a business on the net. Do you already know how to make the most out of them? Read on as you will find useful information, whether you are managing your social networks yourself, or you have a Community Manager on your computer taks. All social networks are not the same and also their users do not behave the same way, from one to another. Arguably, there is a kind of consensus on general trends, but there is a big difference in how to use each social network and the differences in the…
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  • An assistant’s image: what NOT to do on LinkedIn

    Celebrity Assistant
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:48 pm
    In order to score (and keep) jobs with celebrities and billionaires, executive personal assistants need to “network”. LinkedIn offers a great platform for doing just that, but if used incorrectly it can actually hurt your image – not improve it. Here is a list of things you should never, ever do on LinkedIn:   Bad […]
  • How to “Brand” Your Executive Assistant Image

    Celebrity Assistant
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:18 pm
    Nowadays, everyone is talking about having a “personal brand” in the marketplace. So what is it anyway? Just like companies have a brand image, people can too. Can a personal assistant have a brand? Yes, absolutely. You can control the way you are perceived by employers, and you should have a 360 degree approach, especially […]
  • How to Work for a Billionaire

    Celebrity Assistant
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:47 am
    This may be the most comprehensive list yet if you’re interested in working for a billionaire. Here are the world billionaires categorized by country, state, city, age, industry, male, female and so much more. With about 2,000 worldwide, there are never been more opportunities to be a social secretary, PA, estate manager, bodyguard, nanny, or […]
  • Interviewing Strategies for Both Corporate & Private Offices

    Celebrity Assistant
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Regardless of where the interview takes place or for what position, we can all agree that interviewing is difficult, even for the most seasoned executive personal assistant. Knowing what to expect, to some degree, can improve a candidate’s performance because you can decrease your chances of being caught off guard and ultimately score the job. […]
  • Why Asking for Feedback After an Interview Is a Bad Idea

    Celebrity Assistant
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:02 pm
    If executive personal assistants are applying to work for a high net worth individual, billionaire or celebrity, then they are inevitably going to be confronted with disappointment when they don’t get the dream job. The first knee-jerk reaction is to ask for feedback because they want to know what went wrong. Taking such a stance […]
 
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  • 5 Things To Consider Before Quitting Your Job

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Thinking about quitting your job? Before you make any rash decisions, you need to ask yourself a few very important questions. Here are five things you should consider before quitting your job: 1. Have you served in that job for two years? What the heck is the two-year rule, and why does it matter? Well, typically, it takes a few months to train and get comfortable in a position. However, most people aren’t just automatically great at their jobs. They need to take some time to hone their new skills and really provide value to the company before they can market those new skills toward…
  • Networking Tips For Introverts: Get The Ball Rolling!

    28 Aug 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Are you an introvert who is considering career networking (by choice or by force)? Introverts are stereotypically defined by their aversion for unnecessary interactions. And some people (not necessarily introverts) think that this hinders in their career path. Networking Tips For Introverts: Get The Ball Rolling! Here are some tips to grow your professional network despite your so-called weakness: Tip 1: Don’t listen to anything with the negative vibe. Avoid anything that smells negative and feels discouraging to you. Stay away from those who try to feed you with thoughts that…
  • How To Deal With Difficult Employees

    28 Aug 2014 | 10:58 pm
    Walking past the difficult people in the grocery store or your neighborhood may not make much difference to you. However, if you have a difficult employee in your office, then you are definitely going to have some trouble on your hands. You, being the higher authority, have command over all the subordinates. You are actually responsible for every person working under you – good or bad, it is your duty to manage them. Therefore, it is essential for you to have a tight leash on each and every subordinate under you, no matter how troublesome he or she may be. How To Deal With Difficult…
  • 5 Reasons Why You Don’t Have Friends At Work

    28 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    As humans, we need some form of social interactions (some of us more than others). However, we all do need and thrive on the simple act of connecting to people. For the majority of us, our social fabric is created through work. We see these people every day. We have work in common. We get to know them in ways the spouse and significant others simply don’t. When we leave these people due to job change, it can be painful. Yet, despite all this social goodness that work can bring, what happens when it doesn’t happen to you? What do you do when you don’t have friends at…
  • Franchise Discovery Day: To Clinch A Deal?

    27 Aug 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Discovery Day presents a make-or-break moment for many would-be franchisees. For Megan Yu, a visit to the franchise parent company of Signarama, United Franchise Group, in West Palm Beach, Fla., helped seal her decision. Of course, by this time, she and her partner, Andy Yu, her father, had already spent almost six months researching businesses they might open in Ann Arbor, Mich. Casting a wide net at first, they looked at all options, including purchasing an independent business. They chose a franchise because they liked all the support and training offered as part of the deal. “For me it…
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  • An Illustration of Processing Big Text Files with esProc Cursor

    2 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    esProc can process big text files conveniently by providing cursor data object. The following example is to illustrate this.Let’s assume that there is a text file, sales.txt, with ten million sales records. Its main fields include SellerID, OrderDate and Amount. Now compute each salesman’s total Amount of big orders in the past four years. The big orders refer to those whose amount is above 2000.esProc code: Read More..
  • The Basics of IP Address Classes

    2 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    The internet community originally defined five IP address classes as a way of accommodating various sized networks. Microsoft TCP/IP supports Class A, B and C addresses that have been assigned to hosts. The specific address class is used to define the bits that are utilized for the network ID, as well as the bits which are utilized for the host ID. The address class is also used to define the possible number of networks a Read More..
  • Merge and Join Cursors in Proper Order in esProc

    1 Sep 2014 | 8:44 pm
    1.Merge in proper orderMany a time, data could be stored in several data tables, for example, product sales records of several categories, and employee profiles of each department. In this case, we need to merge the data from multiple data tables for combined use. For the several normal homogeneous TSeqs, you can use A.conj() or A.merge(x) to merge the records of each TSeq into RSeq for use. If the big data is used in the data table, then you can also use CS.conj@x() and CS.merge@x(x) t Read More..
  • How to Know Whether Your Business Needs a Mobile App

    1 Sep 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Mobile apps continue to dominate our mobile usage, requiring businesses to rethink their digital strategies. While businesses are encouraged to make their websites responsive, however, mobile applications are not for every business. How will you know if an app is applicable to your corporate setup. Here are some questions to answer before you contemplate in creating one. Can I afford it? Several DIY tools are found on the Internet, making it easier for any business especia Read More..
  • How Mobile Apps Affect Education?

    1 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 10); line-height: 115%; widows: 2; orphans: 2; }P.western { font-family: "Calibri",serif; font-size: 11pt; }P.cjk { font-family: "Droid Sans Fallback"; font-size: 11pt; }P.ctl { font-family: "Calibri"; font-size: 11pt; } Nowadays, as per the ongoing current trend, mobile devices have emerged as an integral part of our daily life. With the introduction of every new technology, including computers and smart-phones, e Read More..
 
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  • Top Steps to Make a Career Development Plan

    Jobs Dhamaka
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:21 pm
    There are a number of factors identified at workplace, that always helpful for both employers and employees. Most employees are tried to ask rating of overall satisfaction to others at workplace. A few of them never complaint anything, but few of them always criticized about employers or companies. A few of the lowest rated conditions are related to professional growth, training and career development. The growth and development are not priority in most companies. However, personal growth, career development should be rating in top priorities. With right career development tool both employees…
  • Important Steps for Keeping Your Job Safe

    Jobs Dhamaka
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:42 pm
    One of the responses I often get from job searchers, who are jobless, but if they have one then how can keep their job. If you have a job, but not satisfied with your current positions or workplace or salary etc and you are trying to resignation online, then here are a few tips that help you keep your job safe or get a new opportunity anywhere. You may not like to stay for long time and looking for change, the tips will help you get right decision at job place. Sure Tips For Safe Your Job There is a number of factors that you can face at workplace. For instance, if your job is hard and do not…
  • Sure Fire Tips for Online Job Search

    Jobs Dhamaka
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:36 pm
    If you are searching for current employment opportunities over the Internet, it is better to register with most reputed online job portals and job search jobsdhamaka.com. Always keep in mind to check the authenticity of such job portals before register with them. It is essential to be careful while posting your resume and personal details on job listings and online job portals. Most job portals require you to hand over them with your personal details. It is advisable to ensure that these sites promise you the privacy of your personal information. Most websites provide you all the things…
  • Top Cities for Enjoy With Jobs in India

    Jobs Dhamaka
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:13 pm
    If you are looking for new job opportunities in the current year, you must read this blog. It will provide some secrets about jobs in India, where you can grab the lucrative job opportunities instantly.  The first-half and beginning of the 2nd half of the year is the suitable time for job changes or look for a new job opportunity in the most of cities like jobs in Pune. This is the time when most of the employers are extremely enthusiastic about recruit the new employees. They expand their businesses or start new projects at this time, so they always open their hiring. To achieve the goal…
  • Use Online Job Search Engines for New Opportunities

    Jobs Dhamaka
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:49 pm
    If you are looking for new opportunities anywhere in India or abroad, you must use online job search engines for job search, this will help you find a lot of current openings matching to your profile and skills. It serves as a most advanced advertisement when seeking for new jobs India. Today, the job search has been unlimited and there are a lot of methods to search your dream jobs online. When job searchers knock the doors of organizations or employers, asking for new job, then most of them provide positive feedback’s. They want to hire the candidates because companies often need the…
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  • 5 Work at Home Jobs Without a College Degree

    Stuart Chichester
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:43 am
    In this economy, finding a work at home job can be more of a challenge than it previously was. There are more people who are out of work and therefore more people who are searching for work. This makes it hard for even the most qualified applicant to find a job, much less an applicant […] The post 5 Work at Home Jobs Without a College Degree appeared first on Education & Career.
  • How an Unpaid Internship Pays?

    Stuart Chichester
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    Have an unpaid internship or looking at one? It may seem like a bad idea not to get paid to work but unpaid internships can pay off in the long run. As someone who aims to make it in the magazine field, internships are necessary to succeed. I have come to the realization that most […] The post How an Unpaid Internship Pays? appeared first on Education & Career.
  • What to Wear to a Job Interview?

    Stuart Chichester
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:53 am
    Preparing for job interviews includes dressing for success. Read on for tips on men and women's professional attire to wear to a job interview. Boost confidence when attending a job interview by dressing for success. From the minute of arrival, it is likely you will be under scrutiny by a potential employer. Read on for […] The post What to Wear to a Job Interview? appeared first on Education & Career.
  • Describe, Persuade or Analyze – Non-fiction Writing Strategy

    Stuart Chichester
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Curriculum demands on 21st century students encourage the use of thinking strategies to enhance deeper understanding of concepts and knowledge, in the teaching and learning which occurs in classrooms. 21st century students increasingly use electronic media and the internet for searches and discussions. It cannot be assumed that information found through electronic media and the […] The post Describe, Persuade or Analyze – Non-fiction Writing Strategy appeared first on Education & Career.
  • Applying to College: An Organized Approach

    Stuart Chichester
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    Applying to college can be a complicated process; forms to fill out, documents to fax, and application after application to submit. All of this is complicated by the fact that in order to enter a university the fall following high school graduation Most students will be filling out these applications prior to receipt of their […] The post Applying to College: An Organized Approach appeared first on Education & Career.
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  • Money versus happiness – can one job bring both? Especially for an artist?

    Lisa Cummings
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    This episode’s question I’m an artist, and I’ve been in art just about all of my life. My question has to do with getting happier doing what I do. I’m in a company that offers a good 401(k) and a decent salary and standard hours, yet I don’t have any cool projects to work on.   I have friends in markets like L.A. and New York who are working on cool projects in TV, movies, and video games. I have a friend who is an art teacher and she absolutely loves it. I just don’t find myself having the level of happiness that my friends do. I don’t want to…
  • Bad boss and slacker teammates – what to do?

    Lisa Cummings
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    This episode’s question My boss makes rules and doesn’t enforce them. My teammates ignore them and roll in with a lazy wave in the morning. It is unfair and is getting distracting – what should I do?   What you’ll learn - How this situation could actually be good for you - How the environment is keeping you from stepping your game up - How people can lose credibility and trust at work (listen up leaders!) - What to focus on instead of this dysfunctional stuff   Resource of the episode Book: QBQ! The Question Behind the Question: Practicing Personal…
  • Networking event strategies – making impressions and making it worth your time

    Lisa Cummings
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    This episode’s question How do I make networking events more effective, make an impression, and spend time with those who will make a difference? What you’ll learn - Why too many networking event participants look like they belong in Las Vegas. - How simply being curious and making friends can boost your career. - How to make yourself more approachable. - Having a keep-in-touch plan, and executing it with the help of software. Resources of the episode Software: Contactly & Promptivate Book: Dig Your Well  Before You’re Thirsty by Harvey MacKay Training: Smart…
  • Do you need an MBA to get in the 100k club?

    Lisa Cummings
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:09 pm
        This episode’s question is from Lindsay. She asks, “How important is an MBA if I want to join the 100k club?”   What you’ll learn - Why you should think really hard about it before enrolling…especially if you’re doing it just to get the letters on your resume   - How to earn 100k with no degree at all   - 3 tips that will pay off more than getting an MBA with a 4.0 GPA   - How to maximize your experience if you do decide to go   Resource of the episode The $100 MBA course   Tweetable of the episode You can get all…
  • What’s In It For You – 100k Career Q&A Podcast

    Lisa Cummings
    3 Jul 2014 | 2:32 pm
    If you’re tired of schlepping your tired, uninspired-self to the office, you need to take action. In this “what’s in it for you” episode of the 100k Career Q&A podcast, you’ll find out what to expect from us.   This episode is all about sharing with you the vibe of the show, what to expect, and how I got to you as your host.   First, let’s talk about you Do you do your daily commute, slug into cubicle land, and think to yourself “man, I wanted to be financially further along at this age”…or “I don’t know what…
 
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  • Punjab and Haryana High Court Stenographer Grade III Recruitment 2014

    Oxter Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:13 am
    Punjab and Haryana High Court Stenographer Grade III Recruitment 2014 www.highcourtchd.gov.in PHHC recruitment 2014 Stenographer Grade- III. Both the state Punjab and Haryana has a High court in common: ”Punjab and Haryana High Court” (PHHC). It is situated in the capital of Punjab and Haryana that is Chandigarh. Punjab and Haryana High Court has released a notification for filling the vacancy for 269 post of Stenographer Grade III 2014.The candidate those who are eligible can apply on line from official website www.highcourtchd.gov.in. The Central Recruitment Agency, on behalf of…
  • AFCAT Answer key 2014 Download 31 August 2014 AFCAT Exam Solution

    Oxter Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 6:04 am
    AFCAT Answer key 2014 Download 31 August 2014 AFCAT Exam Solution Check AFCAT Answer key 2014, AFCAT 31 August 2014 Set A B C D Answer keys. INDIAN AIR FORCE (IAF) has going to published  AFCAT Answer key 2014 at main portal website www.careerairforce.nic.in . The written examination test for Air Force Common Admission Test has been was held on 31st August 2014 in INDIA at various exam centers. The candidate those who are waiting   for the Answer key they are requested to visit official website. The  recruitment board has uploaded  the answer key .Then by matching the answers with…
  • Intelligence Bureau Recruitment 2014 Apply at mha.nic.in

    Oxter Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:54 am
    Intelligence Bureau Recruitment 2014 Apply at mha.nic.in Total 427 vacancies for Security Assistant, Junior Int. Officer, Assistant Central, Deputy Officer. Ministry of Home Affairs, Intelligence Bureau has declared a notification related to IB Recruitment 2014 and invites online application form to complete total 427 vacancies of various post on it’s official website at mha.nic.in before last date to submit application which is 22 October, 2014. IB is inviting young and dynamic candidates of India to recruit for the Security Assistant, Junior Int. Officer, Assistant Central, Deputy…
  • Sail Durgapur ACTT/OCTT Recruitment 2014 – 2015 at sail.co.in

    Oxter Team
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    Sail Durgapur ACTT/OCTT Recruitment 2014 – 2015 at sail.co.in Steel Authority of India Limited has declared a notification for SAIL Durgapur Recruitment 2014. Steel Authority of India Limited has declared a notification for SAIL Durgapur Recruitment 2014 and inviting online application on main portal site for SAIL applications process at sail.co.in to fill up vacancies for the post of ACTT & OCTT. Steel authority of India Limited has recently publish an Advertisement for SAIL Durgapur ACTT/OCTT Recruitment 2014 to fulfill the vacancy applicant can apply online through online portal site…
  • Apply Online SBI Associate Bank PO recruitment 2014 sbi.co.in

    Oxter Team
    1 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    Apply Online SBI Associate Bank PO recruitment 2014 sbi.co.in SBI Associate Banks PO Exam 2014 to recruit 2,986 Probationary Officers Apply at sbi.co.in. State Bank of India is currently inviting applications for the SBI Associate Bank PO recruitment 2014 drive. Below are the necessary details that a candidate should know before applying for SBI PO Recruitment 2014. Number of Vacancies: 415 in SC, 533 in ST, 743 in OBC, 1295 in General including backlog vacancies along with 96 under VH and 59 under OH categories. Eligibility: – Candidates with a graduation in any stream from a…
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