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  • How Far Back Should You Go On Your Resume?

    Career Igniter
    admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    One common question about resume writing is how many years you should put down in your work experience section. If you haven’t been in the job market for long, this isn’t a challenge. But what if you’ve been working for more than a decade? What if you have 30 years of job experience? Putting down […]
  • LinkedIn Is the Key to Your Next Job

    Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career
    Alex Freund
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    If you’re in transition and looking for a job or you contemplate changing jobs, there’s nothing more powerful than learning how to be efficient at using the power of LinkedIn. Being listed on LinkedIn is a must. A study by Microsoft revealed that 70 percent of employers have rejected job candidates because of information they found on those candidates online. Yet the same study suggests that 85 percent of employers say a positive online reputation influences their decision. Those are pretty convincing numbers. Here are some facts: Recruiters and employers prefer dealing with applicants…
  • How To Create An Effective Resume Even If You Were Fired

    CAREEREALISM.com
    Don Goodman
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    How can you make an effective resume after getting fired? People get fired from the job for various reasons. However, to a potential new employer it may leave an unfavorable connotation on the candidate. Related: How To Answer, ‘Have You Ever Been Fired?’ If you find yourself in such a situation, you may have a number of questions concerning how to address the adverse reactions a potential employer may pose. You may have questions, such as: How do I impress an employer given I was fired from my last job? Do I include the job on my resume? How should I answer when asked the reason for…
  • Don’t let your career become outdated

    Penelope Trunk Careers
    Penelope Trunk
    17 Mar 2014 | 9:32 am
    I’m still stuck on that study in the Harvard Business Review that I wrote about a few weeks ago. The data shows that what women want from their career is respect, and what men want is a series of engaging problems to solve. This struck me as totally true. But personality type complicates the picture. My personality type is ENTJ—which is only 0.5% of the female population. So you can bet that I care less about respect than most women. And the guys who work in non-profits saving lives and being kind or whatever, it’s a safe assumption that they are feeling types and that they…
  • Get Hired: How to Appear More Confident

    Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career
    Katie Konrath
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    When applying for a job today, it’s essential to appear confident in your communications with the hiring manager. Everyone knows that “looking the part” is important. That’s why job seekers wear nice clothes, style their hair professionally and obsess over the design of resumes. But even when they’re fixating on details such as the style of bullet to use in their resume, many people overlook the quickest and easiest way to appear more confident in their job search. Nearly every job hunt today involves written communications. Emails, resumes, cover letters and…
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    Penelope Trunk Careers

  • There’s a high price to hiding from the need to transition

    Penelope Trunk
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:05 am
    This is our spring family portrait. The calf wandered into the photo. Winter is peaceful on the farm because there’s nothing to do but keep the animals alive. It’s hard work, but it’s only a few hours a day. Summer is busy because all the fields are ready at different times—farmers cut hay many times in a season, farmers rotate the animals to graze different fields, and there are baby animals that have to grow and become independent by winter. But the rhythms of summer are predictable because everything is part of a system. I say this as if I do any of it. I…
  • Four-day webinar with Penelope: Networking for people who hate networking

    Penelope Trunk
    25 Mar 2014 | 11:45 am
    This webinar includes four days of of video sessions and email-based course materials. You can purchase this webinar for anytime, on-demand access. The cost is $195.   Buy now! I need to tell you at the top of this that I also have a special guest for this webinar: Guy Kawasaki. I probably should have a huge picture of Guy because really, he is the king of networking. The last time I hung out with him was at SXSW and he rented a limo to party-hop, because he was invited to all 50 parties that were going on that night. So we are bouncing from party to party and finally I announced,…
  • Don’t let your career become outdated

    Penelope Trunk
    17 Mar 2014 | 9:32 am
    I’m still stuck on that study in the Harvard Business Review that I wrote about a few weeks ago. The data shows that what women want from their career is respect, and what men want is a series of engaging problems to solve. This struck me as totally true. But personality type complicates the picture. My personality type is ENTJ—which is only 0.5% of the female population. So you can bet that I care less about respect than most women. And the guys who work in non-profits saving lives and being kind or whatever, it’s a safe assumption that they are feeling types and that they…
  • Simplifying life has nothing to do with all your stuff

    Penelope Trunk
    11 Mar 2014 | 3:01 pm
    I have never filed my taxes on time. Ever. It’s very annoying when people blame every little thing on their parents, so I’m not going to tell you that year after year my mom would let my dad do their taxes, my dad would wait until the last minute, and then he’d ask my mom to sign at 11:45 pm so he could drive to the post office and get it postmarked and she would say she has to read it and he would throw a fit. Then the police would come and stop the fight. You might ask why did my mom not trust my dad, or why did they did not hire an accountant when they were earning…
  • When is worry good?

    Penelope Trunk
    5 Mar 2014 | 11:57 am
    Last night I was in bed with Matthew, and I was reading The Week, which I totally love because it’s like a summary of every idea that has been posed by mainstream media for the last seven days. My only gripe is they should be quoting my blog. Especially for topics about women and work. And in fact, I am putting a link here to Editor-in-Chief William Falk, so  this post comes up in his google alerts and he mends his misguided ways. I worry that I should not be worrying about this. Why can’t I just enjoy a magazine I like? 1. Worry you are not worrying about the right thing.
 
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    On the Job by Anita Bruzzese

  • How to Learn to Receive Feedback Well

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:51 pm
    This morning your mirror confirmed that yes, indeed, you do look fat in those pants. Your new puppy let you know that your house-training efforts are not working. Then you got to work and your boss had edited your report so heavily the only original thing was your name and the date.No matter where we get feedback – from our dog or our boss – it can be difficult to take. Even our own mirror doesn’t want to be a friend to us on some days.We’re often coached on how to give feedback, but no one tells us how to hear feedback and like it. Or at least hear it and not assume…
  • Why You're Annoying Your Colleagues

    22 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    You’re never late for meetings. You also chip in for every co-worker’s birthday or baby shower that comes along. That’s why you consider yourself a good colleague – certainly not like that annoying person in the cubicle next to you.But what you may not realize is that you are indeed that person. The person who annoys teammates with rude, sloppy, underhanded and clueless behavior.So let’s look at what seems to be getting you in the most trouble:Other rude behavior that most irks colleagues is gabbing about personal issues on your cellphone. A Jive Software study finds that…
  • How to Get the Best Employees to Stick Around

    15 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    Get ready to say good-bye to some of your best talent this year.According to new RainmakerThinking research, employees are unhappier than ever and Founder Bruce Tulgan believes that it could lead to a “sudden spike” in turnover as the job market improves.In the words of Scooby Doo: Ruh-roh.Specifically, the survey finds that 46% of employees report that in the last year they’ve felt “stuck” in their jobs and have an unfulfilled desire to head for the exit. In addition, 90% say they’re less committed, are less productive and are less willing to “go the extra mile” or…
  • 3 Keys for Surviving a Terrible Boss

    10 Apr 2014 | 7:59 am
    Anyone who has ever worked for a bad boss knows that, despite such lighthearted looks at these people through comics such as “Dilbert” and television shows such as “The Office”, it really is no laughing matter.I’ve had two really bad bosses in my life, and I can tell you it is truly a painful experience, both physically and emotionally. At times I was depressed, at times angry – and suffered from headaches and stomachaches, not to mention waking at 3 a.m. every night and re-running every horrible encounter through my head.It’s probably little consolation to anyone caught in such…
  • Research: Spur Workers Through "Do Nothing" Option

    7 Apr 2014 | 9:35 am
    Want your team to get more done? Then give them the option of doing nothing.While you might believe you’re giving them free reign to goof off, a new study shows that by giving people the option of doing nothing, you’re actually spurring them into reaching their objectives.Wharton University marketing professor Rom Y. Schrift and Jeffrey R. Parker, a marketing professor at Georgia State University, found that by introducing a “do-nothing” option, people become even more committed to accomplishing goals.Schrift explains that while you may assume that having the…
 
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    Brazen Careerist

  • 3 Old-School Tactics That Can Boost Your Career Today

    Black Enterprise
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    On Thursdays, many on social media share photos from the past using hashtag #TBT (for Throwback Thursday) to reminisce on events and experiences. It’s a fun way to connect, remember how far we’ve all come, laugh at mistakes (i.e. bad haircuts or cliche slang) and can even serve as a marketing tool for companies. With the popularity of social media and the way it’s changed how the world communicates, reports news, conducts business and makes hiring decisions, some traditional practice for sharing information and insights have become a thing of the past. Social media is an awesome tool…
  • Why Gap Years aren't Just for 20-Somethings

    Tamara Murray
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    Tufts University announced they’ll pay students to take a gap year between high school and college because the experience makes them more motivated and worldly. You’re probably thinking: That’s awesome! I want to take a gap year to be motivated and worldly, too. But I’m not a recent high school grad. (Cue silent tears behind gray cubicle walls.) When you’re established — or early — in your career, it can feel like the gap year ship has long since sailed. You’re officially in the workforce, cursing your cousin’s wedding for eating into your two weeks of vacation. But…
  • How a Mastermind Group Could Help You Accomplish Your Big Career Goals

    Michelle Evans
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Have you ever dreamed of starting a side hustle and growing it into a full-time business? Your motivation may be to escape a boring job, or you may have a yearning to create greater impact in the world. Or, you may want more flexibility and control in your life. Whatever your reason, it all starts with creating and growing a real, sustainable business. But how? One way to accelerate your growth is to start or join a mastermind. Benefit from the win-win synergy of the group At the core, a mastermind is a community. It’s an intentional way to surround yourself with other supportive,…
  • Stop Sabotaging Your Happiness and Learn to Celebrate Your Successes

    Levo League
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    You’ve finally gotten the promotion you’ve been waiting for — the one you know you’ve deserved for months now — and you couldn’t be happier. You feel on top of the world, invincible and light… for about five minutes, until things start to go south. You swear your boss has been looking at you funny for a few days in a row, your computer crashes just as you’re about to send in a report, you lock yourself out of your apartment, and you have one too many glasses of wine at the company happy hour. So much for a few days ago, when you totally had your life together. Now you’re…
  • Avoid These Corporate Event Planning Pitfalls to Create an Eye-Popping Event

    Glenn Orloff
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    When our parents were starting their careers, “event planner” wasn’t even a job. Even 20 years ago, the perception of an event planner was someone who tasted wedding food choices and decided whether yellow lilies can go with pink roses (debatable). Now, lots of companies have event planners on speed dial. But regardless of your role in your business, you could be called upon to plan an event — and it involves a lot more skill than an eye for color. Planning a corporate event involves budgeting, scheduling, acquiring permits, coordinating bus charters or other transportation, courting…
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    About.com Job Searching

  • What Skills Do Employers Want?

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    What skills matter most to companies that are hiring? There are some skills that you have to have to perform effectively on the job, these are called hard skills. There are other skills and attributes that are important for all job seekers, regardless of the job they are applying for. These are called soft skills, and they include the interpersonal skills and attributes you need to succeed in the workplace....Read Full Post
  • How To Write an Interview Winning Resume

    24 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Do you need to know how to write a resume? First of all, your resume needs to not only be well written and properly formatted - it also needs to sell an employer on interviewing you....Read Full Post
  • Add a Title to Your Resume

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    One way to get your resume noticed is to add a title (also known as a resume headline) to it. What's a resume title? It's a brief phrase that highlights your value to a prospective employer....Read Full Post
  • Top 10 Short Term Job Training Programs

    23 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    Stuck in a dead end job? Want to do something different? Are you looking for a way to change careers without investing a lot of time and money on educational requirements?...Read Full Post
  • How to Report a Job Scam

    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    There are more job, employment and career related scams than ever before. Scammers try to fraudulently get you to wire money or collect your personal information, or attempt any one of a variety of other job scams designed to take advantage of job seekers looking for jobs online....Read Full Post
 
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    David Zinger - Employee Engagement Speaker

  • Employee Engagement Definition: A focus on “with others”

    David Zinger
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:48 am
    Employee engagement is not a solo endeavor (Reading time 42 seconds) I loved reading Kate Nasser’s deeper look at my employee engagement definition of: “good work, done well, with others, every day.” Thank you Kate. She offered an excellent elaboration of the “with others” part of the definition: Leaders, you can fill this gap by asking the following two questions consistently with your teams: Who does this issue impact? Who all needs to know? If you want employees to do good work, done well, with others, every day, as David Zinger proposes, then live,…
  • David Zinger’s 1500 Blog Posts on Employee Engagement (eBook)

    David Zinger
    15 Apr 2014 | 12:22 am
    Everything you always wanted to know about employee engagement but were afraid to ask Here is an eBook listing all the posts I have written on employee engagement. If you open the eBook in your browser you can click on any title and it will take you right to the post.  If you had  a weekly newsletter on engagement where you work you could use a new post every week for 30 years! To begin reading click on the cover above or click here. David Zinger is an employee engagement speaker and expert who loves to write about employee engagement.
  • Employee Engagement Saskatchewan Style

    David Zinger
    9 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
    Coming back to Saskatchewan (Reading and viewing time = 2 minutes, 30 seconds) I look forward to returning home to Saskatchewan near the end of April to conduct two sessions on engagement  in both Regina and Saskatoon. There is a lunch session on employee engagement and an afternoon session on engaged well being. I am doing this in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Association of Human Resource Professionals (SAHRP). I will be in Regina on Monday April 28th  and Saskatoon on Tuesday April 29th. Here is a 1 minute 42 second invite/introduction to what we will focus on. I look forward to you…
  • Employee Engagement is Not About Great or Amazing Work or Workplaces

    David Zinger
    8 Apr 2014 | 1:11 am
    Have a ball at work by doing good work well with others every day. (Reading time: Under 1 minute) I have sharpened my focus on engagement in 2014 to: Good work done well with others every day. I believe this is both attainable and sustainable while also being a big challenge. What I too often see is the cheerleaders of engagement trying to lead us on to great and amazing work and workplaces. Seldom do I find a great place to work being great for everyone. And even though I have occasional amazing days at work what is truly amazing to me is that I have hundreds of good days. Don’t get me…
  • The 8 Word Definition of Employee Engagement

    David Zinger
    3 Apr 2014 | 11:55 pm
    Employee engagement in 8 words. (Reading time: 9 seconds) Good work, done well, with others, every day. David Zinger is an employee engagement expert striving for lean, simple, and significant approaches to employee engagement.
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    All Things Workplace

  • How To Get Support For Your Great Idea

    Steve Roesler
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    "One of the best ways to persuade others is by listening to them."     --Dean Rusk, former U.S. Secretary of State Getting Attention to Gain Support Managerial attentiveness is certainly high on the list of employee wants/needs. But how about when it's time to gain support for your idea or program? Managers at all levels will give you their attention if you understand how to legitimately capture it. Here are four ways to diagnose listener preferences and deliver your message. (It's often helpful to be able to sort and classify). 1. The "Trend-Chaser": Help Them Follow The Fad These…
  • How About A Look At Your Conference Call?

    Steve Roesler
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:18 am
    Ever wonder what a conference call "looks" like? Hat tip to Leadercast for this all-too-true (and therefore, hilarious) look at: The Conference Call. Enjoy!
  • Creative Talents, But What Kind?

    Steve Roesler
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:30 am
    Innovation and Creativity permeate the pages of business books and internet storytelling. Unlike Project Management skills or Financial Analysis, Creative Talents aren't a homogeneous lump of artistic, business-oriented goo. (I haven't the slightest idea where that line came from. It just flowed at the end of the sentence. Must have something to do with my own hidden, artistic goo). I know from my work with client companies that the cry for "Innovation!" and "Creative Solutions!" is a loud one. I'm not sure that everyone has the same definition or really understands the distinct subsets of…
  • Make A Difference With Differences

    Steve Roesler
    5 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    I've always been bothered by the seemingly well-intentioned books and workshops that fall under some variation of  "Managing Differences". Have a look at the graphic and we'll continue. You  can click on it for a full-page view. Style vs. Substance Style: It would be safe to say that most "Differences" activities focus on issues of Style. These are attributes that we all see in each other and which become magnified when we try to work together in groups. It's a good idea to become aware of one's own inherent approach to these things and how others inherently go at them in a totally…
  • Fear: Success or Failure?

    Steve Roesler
    24 Feb 2014 | 2:41 am
    Lets be honest:  All of us have doubts that block us from doing things. It's even socially acceptable to talk about some "fear of failure." But "fear of success?" It's just as real. Being afraid to achieve the very things that we want. How does it happen? The Future/Change Factor: Personal The good news is that when we experience this fear, it's because we're imagining a "better" future. We're actually thinking about change. But we don't know what else that's going to bring. Since it's all about the future, we can imagine anything and everything about what might be. In the absence…
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    Jon Gordon's BlogJon Gordon's Blog | Developing Positive Leaders, Organizations and Teams

  • The Grass Isn’t Greener

    Jon Gordon
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    We often think that the grass will be greener somewhere else. We believe we’ll be happier and more successful anywhere but where we are. And so we pursue happiness and chase success thinking one day we will magically find them. But rarely will we find happiness and success by seeking them. I’ve learned if you want success you can’t chase it. Instead you must decide to make a difference where you are… and success will find you. – Tweet That I’ve learned if you want to find happiness don’t seek it. Instead decide to work with passion and purpose……
  • 20 Ways to Get Mentally Tough at Work, in Sports and Life

    Jon Gordon
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:12 am
    1. When you face a setback, think of it as a defining moment that will lead to a future accomplishment. 2. When you encounter adversity, remember, the best don’t just face adversity; they embrace it, knowing it’s not a dead end but a detour to something greater and better. 3. When you face negative people, know that the key to life is to stay positive in the face of negativity, not in the absence of it. After all, everyone will have to overcome negativity to define themselves and create their success. 4. When you face the naysayer’s, remember the people who believed in you…
  • Discover the Greatest Success Strategies of All

    Jon Gordon
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Complimentary Carpenter Teleseminar Monday, May 19 at Noon (12pm) Eastern Time Do you want to build a better life, career or team? Are you facing adversity on your path to success? There’s no such thing as an overnight success but there’s a Way filled with timeless principles to help you overcome your challenges, stand out, excel and make an impact on your team, customers and the world. In this spirit you’re invited to join best-selling author Jon Gordon on a complimentary teleseminar as he shares powerful lessons and the greatest success strategies of all from his latest…
  • The Power of Positive Interactions

    Jon Gordon
    7 Apr 2014 | 4:04 am
    John Gottman’s pioneering research found that marriages are much more likely to succeed when the couple experiences a 5 to 1 ratio of positive to negative interactions whereas when the ratio approaches 1 to 1, marriages are more likely to end in divorce. Additional research also shows that workgroups with positive to negative interaction ratios greater than 3 to 1 are significantly more productive than teams that do not reach this ratio. So what does this mean for you and me? For most of us it means we need to increase the number of positive interactions we have at home and at work and…
  • Care More!

    Jon Gordon
    30 Mar 2014 | 9:07 pm
    When I was researching and writing Training Camp I found that the best of the best really do work harder than everyone else. Hard work has been, is and always will be an integral part of chasing greatness. Yet, when I ask executives, professional athletes, sales people, teachers, etc. if they believe they can work harder than they currently are, almost everyone raises their hand. This begs the question: If they know they can work harder than why aren’t they? I found the answer while writing The Carpenter. I had one of those eureka moments where I realized that in order to work harder…
 
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • Help Us Transform the Medical and Food Industries

    Steve Pavlina
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:34 pm
    In 2010 the USA spent $444 billion treating heart disease, which is the #1 killer of Americans. About 1 in 3 Americans has some form of cardiovascular disease right now. Close to a million Americans will have a heart attack this year. About 25% of the time, the first observed symptom of heart disease is sudden death. That $444 billion is a lot of money, but how much is it really? Let’s put that number into context for you. Revenue-wise this is about the size of the entire U.S. entertainment and media sector (E&M). This includes the entire film industry (movies, videos, Hollywood,…
  • Skydiving in Las Vegas on April 14

    Steve Pavlina
    3 Apr 2014 | 4:30 pm
    It’s time to tackle one of the items on my bucket list. Rachelle and I now have a reservation to go skydiving — first time for both of us. We opted to go with Skydive Las Vegas. We’re signed up for the 8am skydive on April 14. We jump from about 2.5 miles above the ground. I believe we freefall for about a minute, then parachute for 5-7 minutes. It looks like we’ll have a nice view of Lake Mead as we jump out of the plane. You’re welcome to join us if this sounds like something you’d like to try. If you want to jump with us, you can make a…
  • Prime Your Brain for a Permanent Performance Gain (in a Few Minutes)

    Steve Pavlina
    24 Mar 2014 | 3:47 pm
    Inside your skull is a massive supercomputer. You own it free and clear. With its 100 billion neurons, and with a typical neuron linking to 1000 to 10,000 other neurons, your highly networked brain is incredibly powerful and capable. Pick up a simple object nearby like a pen or a spoon, and look at it. Turn it upside down. Spin it around. Notice that your brain is able to recognize the object no matter how you position it. You can change the lighting by putting the object in shadow. You can obscure part of it from view. You can bend or break it. And your brain still recognizes that object…
  • Disruptive Innovation

    Steve Pavlina
    15 Mar 2014 | 11:14 am
    I must admit that I enjoy seeing the disruptive ripples that the Internet inflicts upon traditional business models. The old models do their best to fight to survive. For example, New Jersey recently banned Tesla from selling its cars in the state, mainly so the state’s inefficient auto dealerships won’t have to compete with Tesla’s direct sales model. New Jersey is the fifth state to ban Tesla sales so far. Two other states also severely restrict Tesla sales, and at least two more have pending legislation along these lines. Tesla stirred up a hornet’s nest of…
  • Let’s Go Skydiving!

    Steve Pavlina
    11 Mar 2014 | 4:28 pm
    Sometimes I’m asked what drives me most, what inspires me to take action. My answer is curiosity. I’m curious about a great many things. I love to learn experientially most of all. Here’s a list of some things I’ve explored in my life thus far (in no particular order): 30 days of continuous travel 35 days of continuous travel 3 months of comedy improv lessons and two live performances 6 years of Toastmasters (dozens of speeches) competing in several speech contests traveling and speaking internationally 2 years serving as an officer of a non-profit corporation…
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    Career Upshift

  • Learn to interview via audio

    Paul Freiberger
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:22 am
    WHEN CAN YOU START? 2014: ACE THE JOB INTERVIEW AND GET HIRED just became available on Audible.com. I’m excited as this is my first audio book.
  • The Right Time to Start Your Job Search

    Paul Freiberger
    11 Jan 2014 | 12:37 pm
    When should you look for a job? The answer that’s come down to us through the ages, one that rings true to everyone who has ever ventured into the job market, is that the best time to be looking for a job is when you don’t need one at all. There is no need to conduct a job search each day but if you are always doing some of the things that are part of that search then your career will be stronger and any eventual job search will be better. The best thing about these activities is that they’ll all be beneficial even if you don’t plan to dip a single toe into the job market. It affects…
  • The Anti-Resolution: Jobus Findinicus

    Paul Freiberger
    22 Dec 2013 | 1:57 pm
    Resolutions are a lot of work. They take willpower. They take energy. Sometimes they fizzle out at the first sign of the slightest trouble. So be it, because we just don’t care. Forget all that willpower and energy. You don’t need them, because we have a magic wand and we know the right spell to cast: Jobus Findinicus! With those two words, clinically tested and endorsed by four out of five wizards of the enchanted job search, your troubles are over. You’re now in a position to change one of your job search tendencies without lifting a finger. You don’t need willpower or energy, and…
  • Job Interview Preparation Pays and Pays and Pays

    Paul Freiberger
    24 Nov 2013 | 10:36 am
    From the very beginning of the application process, you should be on a fact-finding mission. You should be learning about the company, the industry, the job, and how those three things fit together. You should be tailoring everything you do to what you learn, beginning with your resume. That same research will tell you how to describe yourself in a way that fits the company’s goals.
  • When Good is Good, Don’t Wait for Perfect

    Paul Freiberger
    17 Nov 2013 | 7:37 pm
    Voltaire, in a poem among his “moral stories,” said, “The best is the enemy of the good,” a sentiment that has been repeated in many contexts. It’s in the Pareto principle, the 80-20 rule that tells us to put efforts into things that are likely to pay off, even if it means neglecting the long shots. If we wait for perfection before we act, we’ll be waiting a long time – or we may never act at all. So don’t get distracted by the biggest picture and best outcome. Just get first downs. Keep moving forward in your job search. Not every play has to end in a touchdown.
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    CollegeRecruiter.com

  • Interviewing for Recent College Graduate Jobs? 4 Questions that Might Throw You Off

    William Frierson
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Have a big interview coming up? We all know the best way to prepare... is to over-prepare. Reviewing your resume and being comfortable talking about everything on it; thoroughly understanding the mission of the company, and how you can help are great places to start. As recruiters work hard to find new ways to differentiate candidates, however
  • How to Choose the Entry Level Job that is Right for You

    William Frierson
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:44 pm
    You want a job... need a job. But landing a bad job with the wrong employer will be a waste of time, bad for your career... and you could find yourself back in the job market too soon...
  • Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Voted #46 in Best Places to Work Survey

    William Frierson
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:22 pm
    It is important to most of us that we enjoy our work but difficult to know when you’re looking for a job whether we’ll be happier working for one employer versus another. A great way to know if an employer offers a great place to work is to ask the people who know the organizations […]
  • Psychology: An Acute Alternative For Medical Career

    William Frierson
    23 Apr 2014 | 6:02 pm
    A lot of options are available once you finish your high school. You come across various courses through which you could make your career. Well, some of the people choose engineering while others like to get into the medical field. While a lot of streams are available in medical, but most of the people have […]
  • Serving the Student-Customer

    William Frierson
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:08 pm
    A funny thing happened on the way to the student services office during the first week of classes. The long winding line of students had disappeared, replaced by small groups and individuals contentedly tapping away on their mobile devices. Campuses today are serving a tech-savvy, always connected generation of students that is increasingly empowered to […]
 
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    Execupundit.com

  • What If?

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    McArthur's Rant has a triple espresso question.
  • An Angel Strolls By and Then Pauses

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:39 am
    A scene from the classic film "Wings of Desire."
  • Cultural Offering's Big Move

    24 Apr 2014 | 9:08 am
    Cultural Offering, a truly great blog and daily read, has a new address. I think most of the heavy lifting has been done and Kurt's sitting on boxes, drinking beer, and wondering where to put the lamps.
  • Vintage

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:46 am
    See more of Comically Vintage here.
  • Miscellaneous and Fast

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    Wally Bock: By and about leaders.The Hammock Papers has an important thought by Ralph Waldo Emerson.Sippican Cottage, who knows furniture making, looks at "Un Trabajo Feliz."Political Calculations looks at the real estate market.Crazy Russian Hacker on how to cook bacon.FutureLawyer features a persuasive case for coffee.NSFW: Hold on. Eugene McCarthy had a fund-raiser at a Playboy Club?Portland overreaction: This could make a great episode of "Portlandia."Blondie: "Sunday Girl" and "Dreaming."Chief Executive: 5 growth opportunities.
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    The HR Capitalist

  • Asking For Stock Options in Your Job Search: You're Doing It Wrong...

    Kris Dunn
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    I have friends and candidates ask me from time to time for advice related to job searches they're in. One of the places they struggle is where/when/how to talk money with a hiring manager.  But if they miss frequently on talking about standard items like base salary and bonus, they are lost children when it comes to talking about stock options. Repeat after me - Never talk stock options until you've actually been offered a job.  Why?  3 Reasons: 1. You look like a moron asking for something most of the world doesn't really understand.  It doesn't make you look upscale…
  • USE WITH YOUR EMPLOYEES: How to Get An Internal Promotion...

    Kris Dunn
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:46 am
    Let's face it - as an HR pro at any level, you're a bit of therapist. One of the reasons we get paid is to help people work through tough situations where they feel like they're getting stale and can't progress in the company. In other words, you have to help people understand why there's not more opportunity for them.  Even if they suck. Why aren't you getting promoted?  Ever have to answer that question?  I'd be shocked if you hadn't heard that one a bunch - either directly or indirectly. I'm up over at Fistful of Talent with a post on…
  • And...We're Back...The HR Capitalist Got Hacked...

    Kris Dunn
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:25 am
    Haven't posted since last Friday due to a DDoS attack on the servers.  Back up now, thanks for the emails and wondering if I was OK.  All good.  Back to business...
  • The Downgrade: When Your Talent Voluntarily Leaves for a Stinky Job...

    Kris Dunn
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:13 pm
    In Mizzou, they're happy that this guy decided to jump ship for... wait for it... Tulsa.  Instead of working at the University of Missouri. Which got me thinking about the concept of the self-inflicted demotion. Let's call it "downgrade turnover".  It exists somewhere between the realms of "voluntary and "involuntary" turnover. Downgrade turnover happens when one of your employees leaves to take a job that's not as good as the one they have, usually because they were worried about their ability to keep the job with your company for performance…
  • Leadership Lessons From Limp Bizkit...

    Kris Dunn
    16 Apr 2014 | 10:17 am
    I'm Generation X.  If there was ever any doubt about that, this post should put that doubt to rest. Last week found me rolling through airports in Baton Rouge and Philadelphia.  As I was running through the Philadelphia airport to catch a plane, I spotted a bunch of old school autographed photos on the edge of a depressing little airport bar and grill.  One of them was Fred Durst, front man for 90's rap/rock band Limp Bizkit. Find the history of Limp Bizkit by clicking here.   Me in an airport + autographed Fred Durst picture = photo op. That's me trying to get my Fred…
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    Evil HR Lady

  • It’s not too early to apply for that summer job

    Evil HR Lady
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:25 am
    High school and college students, take note: Summer job hiring has already begun and the jobs may be gone before your school lets out. Snagajob did the researchand it turns out that 74 percent of companies that plan to hire summer workers intend to have that hiring done by the end of May and 7 percent have already filled their summer job slots. But, summer jobs won’t be limited to the people off school. High unemployment rates mean that you’ll be competing against older and more experienced job candidates as well. Forty four percent of employers say that the more experienced…
  • 5 Signs You’re The Problem at Work

    Evil HR Lady
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:40 am
    One of the reasons launching a startup appeals to a lot of people is that being your own boss–and the boss of others–is a lot more appealing than than being an employee. But just because you’re the boss doesn’t mean the problems go away. In fact, there seem to be more–clients, employees, investors, regulations–and sometimes, the biggest problem is you. Here are a few ways to tell if some of your so-called problems could easily be fixed bychanging your behavior and attitude. To keep reading, click here: 5 Signs You’re The Problem at Work
  • Women don’t apply for male-sounding jobs, study finds

    Evil HR Lady
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    A new study out of the Technical University of Munich shows that women are less likely to apply for jobs that include words like “assertive”, “independent”, “aggressive” and “analytical,” opting instead for job postings that use words like “dedicated”, “responsible”, “conscientious” and “sociable.” Men, on the other hand, were happy to apply for jobs in both categories. The complete study has not yet been released, but the preliminary results show that while female job applicants feel that they…
  • Newsflash: Motherhood is not the world’s hardest job

    Evil HR Lady
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:52 am
    Mother’s Day is coming up, which means once again we get to hear about how valiant and wonderful mothers are. Super. I agree. My mom is great. Hopefully yours is too. And, as I tell my children, they are lucky to have me as their mom, even though they don’t have iPads like EVERY OTHER KID AT SCHOOL. (We are in the exaggeration and life is unfair stage of life at the Evil household.) Motherhood can be hard. It can be disgusting. It involves bodily fluids, screaming, conferences with teachers and the constant fear that when you get up in the middle of the night you’ll step on…
  • Job hunters, don’t overlook your “soft skills”

    Evil HR Lady
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:29 am
    When you’re interviewing for a job, it’s critical to show you have the hard skills the employer is asking for. After all, who’s going to hire an accountant who doesn’t know accounting? But a new survey by CareerBuilder finds that hiring managers and human resources people are looking just as closely at your “soft skills.” According to CareerBuilder, here are the top 10 soft skills that managers want to see in candidates: To keep reading, click here: Job hunters, don’t overlook your “soft skills”
 
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    CAREERBRIGHT

  • 4 Tips for Maintaining Professional Appearances While Dressing Fashionably in the Work Place

    Shweta Khare
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:15 pm
    Guest Post by Amy Kline Any and every female go-getter is faced with the challenge of being both assertive and respected; a leader and a team player. Unfortunately, it often is the case that we are judged by our dress first and foremost, rather than our capabilities. Appearance is a part of our portfolio, especially for those who want to indulge in fashion as a creative outlet and communication tool for expressing our values, personality and interests. However, we must monitor the message being sent throughout the workplace and received by business executives and colleagues. If you’re…
  • Is Your Company Relocating You? How to Plan a Smooth Transition

    Shweta Khare
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:22 pm
    When working for a company that has multiple locations, relocating employees may be a common occurrence. Some people may volunteer for the new position, while others are requested to go for one reason or another. Going somewhere new is exciting, but moving can also be a highly stressful experience. Here are some tips to embrace this new change and make the transition as smooth as possible.   Accept it Will Be a Challenge Relocating for your job will cause a number of stresses, from packing up your old home to getting used to a new work environment. Our resistance to the challenges in our…
  • How Distance Learning Degrees Boost Career Prospects

    Shweta Khare
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The internet has made our lives undeniably easier. For example, 30 years ago it was literally impossible to order a signed copy of Simon & Garfunkel’s Sound of Silence from eBay as you lounged around in your underwear stuffing chips into your mouth. It was also impossible to comment on a picture of a cat who “haz cheezburger” or create a meme of an exasperated Jean-Luc Picard chastising one thing or another. Aside from bidding on dreary dirges from the 60s and playing around with Picard, the World Wide Web has helped countless folk dip a toe back into educational waters in a bid in…
  • Professional Women Still Marginalized

    Shweta Khare
    26 Mar 2014 | 11:01 am
    Reports reveal painful truth despite ‘incontrovertible proof’ that women are key to business, economic & societal growth This post is by Michelle Patterson, Founder and President of The California Women’s Conference and President and CEO of Women Network. It’s a painful revelation. “At the current rate of change, it will take until the year 2085 for women to reach parity with men in leadership roles in our country.” This staggering estimate, reported by the Center for American Progress (CAP), persists despite “over the past two decades, a considerable body of research…
  • 5 Ways Women in the Private Sector Can Turn the Economy Around

    Shweta Khare
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:02 am
    This article is contributed by Michelle Patterson Women are making a powerful difference in business, in today’s economy, and in family life.  The adage that there is power in numbers definitely applies. The Bureau of the Census states that women currently outnumber men in the United States by six million. With such incredible power in their hands, women have a number of ways within their reach where they can help turn the economy around. Entrepreneur: Charles D. Vollmer, the founder of Jobenomics, a national grassroots movement dedicated to creating 20 million new US private sector jobs…
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    Michael Lee Stallard

  • Be a Connection Catalyst

    Michael Lee Stallard
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:25 pm
                  #29 Be a Connection Catalyst – Research by Rob Cross, Barbara Frederickson and Lynn Anderson has shown that the emotions of a group can spiral up or down.  Take the initiative to be optimistic, positive and upbeat.  Intentionally make positive connections with others to be a catalyst to get the positive spiral in your group going. This is the twenty-ninth 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…
  • Boston Strong and the Power of Connection

    Michael Lee Stallard
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:49 pm
    Jeremy Kingsley, author of the book Inspired People Produce Results:  How Great Leaders Use Passion, Purpose and Principles to Unlock Incredible Growth, has some important insights into the power of connection.   I really appreciated how the country (and others around the world) paused on Tuesday, April 15, to commemorate the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Many gathered in Boston. Elsewhere, people witnessed the ceremony the same way they’d witnessed the attacks, on screens and through speakers. Wherever we were, we remembered the lives lost and harmed as we…
  • Connect at Work By Saying “Hello”

    Michael Lee Stallard
    13 Apr 2014 | 2:43 pm
    #28 Greet People First Thing in the Morning – When you first arrive at work, take the time to say hello to the people with whom you come in contact. One friend of ours said that as a young retail store manager, his district manager told him that some of the store employees complained about not receiving a personal greeting in the morning. The young manager didn’t intend to be rude; he was simply focused on the day’s tasks as soon as he walked in the door. But to his employees, it was important that he take the time to show that he valued them through greetings each morning. He…
  • 6 Needs to Thrive at Work

    Michael Lee Stallard
    13 Apr 2014 | 1:16 pm
    Are you performing at the top of your game at work? Or are you struggling, losing interest, or so stressed that you’d just like to walk away? To recognize what is driving either end, consider these six universal human needs and how each is being met, or not, in your job.  The first need is respect. We need to be around people who are courteous and considerate. People who are routinely patronizing, condescending or passive aggressive, drain the life out of us and keep us from thriving. The next need is recognition. It energizes us when we work with people who recognize and voice our task…
  • Connect by Saying “Thank You”

    Michael Lee Stallard
    6 Apr 2014 | 3:04 pm
    #27 Say “Thank You” and Write Thank You Notes – When someone does something for you, be sure to say “thank you.” This seems obvious but you would be surprised how many people don’t do this. If the person did something for you that required considerable effort on his/her part, send a handwritten thank you note. Several outstanding leaders we know send handwritten thank you notes on a regular basis. They know that a handwritten note stands out in this age of electronic communications and communicates that they value the recipient. This is the twenty-seventh post in our series…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • Philips India HR's journey in starting to build Social Media capability

    Gautam Ghosh
    13 Apr 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Guest post by my colleague Zenobia Madon, General Manager - Talent Acquisition, Philips India.Philips India HR Team kick-started its HR initiatives in Social Media in August 2012. The Social Media for HR initiative was led by Yashwant Mahadik, Head of HR at Philips India as Yash had been keenly observing this space for sometime. The chief guest at the launch was Abhijit Bhaduri, CLO of Wipro, prolific blogger and a social media evangelist for HR.After the launch, Yash and Abhijit were in touch and continued to share updates on how the initiatives were going on.  Yash confided to Abhijit…
  • Skills needed to succeed in the 21st Century

    Gautam Ghosh
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:50 pm
    So I asked my Twitter community what are the skills they thought would be needed to succeed in the 21st CenturyHere is what they said:[View the story "Skills needed to succeed in the 21st Century" on Storify]If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • WSJ's flawed story comparing US and Indian salaries

    Gautam Ghosh
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:06 am
    WSJ has an India focused blog called India Realtime, and its journalist Preetika Rana recently posted a story comparing US and Indian salaries. However she did add a caveat.True, wages are relative to purchasing power parity, and differ from country to country, but the pay gap between India and the U.S. has been cause of a recent rift between the world’s two largest democracies. Earlier this year, a Manhattan court indicted a New York-based Indian diplomat for alleged visa fraud after she was accused of underpaying her Indian domestic helper. The maid, who was paid close to $7,000 a year,…
  • Research on Social Learning by Saba and HCM Advisory Group

    Gautam Ghosh
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:59 am
    The folks at Saba and HCM Advisory Group did a survey of Social Learning practices at organizations and they released some interesting findings.Some Key Findings were:Learning is a driver: 65.7 percent of organizations are using social technologies for learning to some extent. Social learning supports the learning culture: 63.9 percent of organizations are motivated to use social learning to support a culture of learning. Discussion and communication reign supreme: 59.5 percent of organizations are using discussion forums, 57.9 percent are using internal blogs, and 54.9 percent are…
  • Thriving in a VUCA world

    Gautam Ghosh
    26 Feb 2014 | 8:46 pm
    The term VUCA was made by the US Army to describe a world in which things are Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous.The world is becoming more and more VUCA and while organizations try grappling with it, what should individuals do? What are the skills needed to thrive in these VUCA times?This FastCompany article makes a case that Generation Flux, people who embrace continuous new skills will be the one to succeed in this chaotic world.Some excerpts, go read the full article:What defines GenFlux is a mind-set that embraces instability, that tolerates--and even enjoys--recalibrating…
 
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    Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

  • 7 Lunches College Seniors Should Be Booking!

    Eddy Ricci
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    As college seniors count down the days of their traditional educational career, they should be counting how many influential lunches they have on the books. As the class of 2014 preps by accepting job offers and getting sized for their cap and gown, they should be willing to make a small investment in time and money by breaking bread with some people that can make or break their longer term career. Ahhh, students are on a tight budget though… well, the $150 you would spend on seven lunches is a drop in your “student loan bucket” that might pay more dividends then some of the five…
  • Five Tips for Improving Your Attitude

    Richard Kirby
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    Are you happy with your boss, your income, your career progression to date, your opportunities for advancement, your choice of profession, your industry’s outlook and your employer’s culture? If so, then you probably don’t need to read this. If you are not happy with any of these, however, I want to help you. Consider this…. Most of us have been encouraged to get a good education and become knowledgeable in our professions. Many have spent thousands, possibly tens of thousands, of hours earning credentials and gaining professional expertise. While these (may) have…
  • Get Hired: How to Appear More Confident

    Katie Konrath
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    When applying for a job today, it’s essential to appear confident in your communications with the hiring manager. Everyone knows that “looking the part” is important. That’s why job seekers wear nice clothes, style their hair professionally and obsess over the design of resumes. But even when they’re fixating on details such as the style of bullet to use in their resume, many people overlook the quickest and easiest way to appear more confident in their job search. Nearly every job hunt today involves written communications. Emails, resumes, cover letters and…
  • Negotiating An Improved Outcome

    Elinor Stutz
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    When you are approaching a prospective client, you have a 1/3 chance for getting the sale.  Why?  Either of you have the opportunity to say, “No thank you.” Entrepreneurs dream of becoming known and having requests pour in. Over the years, as people see you in action and determined to succeed, those very requests start to flow. The requests are slow at first, but then it seems as if a floodgate opens with too many requests. Diplomatically handling all of these becomes another dilemma. Sometimes the requests are not beneficial for you but to the benefit of the requestors. While…
  • LinkedIn Is the Key to Your Next Job

    Alex Freund
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:30 am
    If you’re in transition and looking for a job or you contemplate changing jobs, there’s nothing more powerful than learning how to be efficient at using the power of LinkedIn. Being listed on LinkedIn is a must. A study by Microsoft revealed that 70 percent of employers have rejected job candidates because of information they found on those candidates online. Yet the same study suggests that 85 percent of employers say a positive online reputation influences their decision. Those are pretty convincing numbers. Here are some facts: Recruiters and employers prefer dealing with applicants…
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    Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch

  • Video: Leadership: The Most Important Skill from “A Year of Leadership”

    Douglas E. Welch
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:41 pm
    From “A Year of Leadership” – Career Opportunities Podcast with Douglas E. Welch Watch this entire presentation    Transcript: “Leadership could be the most important skill you cultivate this year and you need to exercise it in large and small ways — especially the small ones, which I’ll talk about in a little bit. Leadership is what makes you different from those around you. It’s what makes you different from the person down the hall, in the next cube, in the next company, in the next world. Frankly, over the years, we have seemingly forgotten how…
  • Jobs Available – Listings of all types at Jobs.WelchWrite.com – Search by keyword and location

    Douglas E. Welch
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:22 am
    Looking for a job? There are a host of job listings available on Jobs.WelchWrite.com every day. Enter the keywords you are searching for and your location to get fresh and focused listings. Jobs.WelchWrite.com Post a Job! $20 for 7 days Jobs Available – Listings of all types at Jobs.WelchWrite.com – Search by keyword and location is a post from Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch Subscribe to Career Opportunities via RSS | Follow @careertips on Twitter | Like Career-Op on Facebook Read more on this topic: Jobs Available – All types of job listings at…
  • Job Listings from Tuesdays with Transitioners – April 21, 2014

    Douglas E. Welch
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:30 pm
    Job Openings from Tuesdays with Transitioners Jennifer Oliver O’Connell, organizer of Tuesdays with Transitioners posted these job listings recently. Join Tuesdays with Transitioners Meetup group to receive these job listings directly via Meetup.com and email.  Administrative Assistant, Whalerock Industries NBC taking applications for Paid Internships Assistant at the Gersh Agency Virtual Bookkeeper Contract Graphic Design Position UTA Listings for April 4, 2014 Link to Tuesdays with Transitioners for details on all these positions and past listings   Books for Building Your…
  • Link Focus: 25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer from LifeHack.org

    Douglas E. Welch
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:21 pm
    25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer As an auto-didact (or self-learner), any time I can find web sites and resources that help me to learn, I jump at the opportunity, This article from LifeHack.org gives you 25 possible resources to expand your own self-learning. There are sites for learning languages (both foreign and programming), musical instruments, cooking and ways of building the career you deserve. I am almost sure that at least one site here will find its way into your self-leaning toolkit for the long run. I know I am a regular user of several of the sites on the list. If you…
  • Book: Don’t sent a resume …and other contrarian rules to help you land a great job

    Douglas E. Welch
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Don’t sent a resume …and other contrarian rules to help you land a great job This is the book about job hunting that I would have written myself, had not Fox beaten me to it. I highly recommend this book and have written about similar tactics in my Career Opportunities columns over the last 16 years. The world of work has changed drastically over the last decade and this calls for new tactics in getting your first job or your next job. According to Fox, it all comes down to selling yourself to your future employer. It matters little what you want out of job or a career. What…
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    JobMob

  • Are Salary Surveys Actually Useful? [PODCAST]

    Jacob Share
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:47 am
    The numbers are there, but do they really mean anything? After I recently published Over 100 Salary Surveys, Guides and Calculators For 2014, Mark Anthony Dyson, creator of blog TheVoiceofJobseekers.com, reached out to interview me for Episode 34 of his ongoing podcast series. The podcast is split into two parts. In Part 1, spanning the first 23 minutes of the podcast, Mark and I discussed: Why I spent so much effort to create the compilation The differences between salary surveys, guides and calculators Important: a typical mistake job seekers make with salary resources How these various…
  • 10 More Reasons You Should Exercise Regularly

    Jacob Share
    10 Apr 2014 | 12:34 pm
    You know you should do it, and your job search is a great time to do it. Here’s my original list of 10 Mighty Reasons to Work Out During Your Job Search. With those first reasons in mind- Regular exercise will also… 11. Settle at least part of your job search into a routine. Too much of a routine is boring and can lead to job search-prolonging inertia, but some routine is good so you don’t feel like your search is ever spinning out of control. 12. One nice element of routines is that progress is easier to track. Even simple tracking of your exercise will build the habit of…
  • The Biggest Job Search Problem With LinkedIn

    Jacob Share
    3 Apr 2014 | 12:10 pm
    LinkedIn might be great for job seekers, but it has one big flaw. Why LinkedIn is great for your job search No employer likes to think their employees are actively looking for a job outside the company, and that’s regardless of whether you’re doing it on company time or not. Pretty much every employee understands and knows this. It used to be that if you posted your resume online as part of your job search and your employer found out about it, you could be: invited to an uncomfortable, trust-straining meeting to explain the discovery quietly put on an internal HR list of people to…
  • Over 100 Salary Surveys, Guides and Calculators For 2014

    Jacob Share
    27 Mar 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Know the market rate for a job before recruiters ask what the rate is for you. Salary surveys help you: Understand your current market value, locally or abroad Learn about options for relocation, where your market value is that much higher Learn about other career options where you could earn enough, or even more And that’s why I compile these lists for you. How to use this list As much as possible, I try to only list sites that are credible and have compiled their own numbers from their own sources. For best results, compare multiple surveys to reinforce your impressions, especially…
  • It’s JobMob’s 7th Birthday!

    Jacob Share
    20 Mar 2014 | 12:43 pm
    7 years and counting from the official press release back on March 21st, 2007. It’s been a strange year. A few people have even asked whether I’ve lost interest in blogging, or they’ve just come out and said that I seem to be putting in less effort than usual. The latter is actually true. I did put in less effort this past year than usual. And you can tell: JobMob readership continues to grow, albeit more slowly than in recent times, while traffic has dropped significantly both from search engines and social media. People are still sharing JobMob articles at a high rate but…
 
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    The Career Key Blog

  • Career Key Test's new version - a video demo for group customers

    Juliet Jones
    1 Apr 2014 | 3:57 pm
    If you are interested in video demos of the new version of the Career Key test going live later this month, start with this video. It's specifically for Career Key's group customers. For more information about the new version of the Career Key test, visit Career Key's Group Discount page.
  • Holland Personality Type Patterns That Are Inconsistent - and Their Advantages

    Juliet Jones
    5 Mar 2014 | 1:59 pm
    One part of using Holland's Theory of Career Choice to choose a career is the concept of choosing a compatible work environment, one that matches your strongest personality types. Most people are a combination of types, most often found close to one another on the Holland Hexagon. The hexagon shows the relationship between the types - the closer they are to one another, the more compatible.But what if your strongest personality types are opposite each other on the hexagon, like Realistic-Social (RS) Investigative-Enterprising (IE), or Conventional-Artistic (CA)? These are sometimes…
  • Is College Worth It? 6 Ways to Increase Chances of Success in College

    Juliet Jones
    5 Mar 2014 | 12:48 pm
    More students and parents are asking themselves, is college is worth it? A recent Pew study visualized in TIME magazine finds more people questioning college's value, and yet statistics are clear that it is. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York's 2014 report, "Are Recent College Graduates Finding Good Jobs?" shows compelling reasons to go to college. But the report raises valid concerns about underemployment after graduation and the differing value of certain college majors and skills in the labor market.Like anything else, research and planning ahead give a big payoff in these types of…
  • Help Choosing a Major Needed More Than Ever

    Juliet Jones
    28 Jan 2014 | 4:22 pm
    Statistics show that students need help choosing a major now more than ever.  The November 2013 ACT College Choice Report found that only about one-third (36%) of college bound students taking the ACT are choosing majors that fit their interests or Holland personality. And we know from personality-major match research, this will very likely negatively impact these students' success.Research shows that students who do choose a major that fits their personality and interests, what we call a close “personality-major match,” are more likely to succeed in college with:(1) higher…
  • What Job is Best for Me? 2014: New Edition of Popular EBook

    Juliet Jones
    16 Jan 2014 | 12:09 pm
    What Job is Best for Me?, Career Key's most popular eBook, has just been updated for 2014. For people choosing a career, it is recommended as a companion to the Career Key's valid career test.  This career interest inventory is based on the respected Holland's Theory of Career Choice.In the eBook, Career Key author and nationally recognized counseling psychologist Dr. Lawrence K. Jones, NCC focuses on helping people narrow their career choices and how to make the best career decision.  It include a free decision balance sheet and many articles on ways to learn more about career…
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    Three Star Leadership Blog

  • If you can't predict the future, what then?

    Wally Bock
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
      Subscribe to the Three Star Leadership Blog Working Supervisor's Support Kit A collection of tools and information that will help you do a better job as a boss.  Contact Wally  about coaching, consulting, or speaking to your group. This is the fiftieth anniversary of the 1964 New York World's Fair. What I loved most about it were the pavilions that offered views of the future. Most of those predictions turned out to be wrong. We humans are not very good at predicting the future. Sometimes we leave things out. Many early Twentieth Century predictions of the year 2000 got…
  • 4/23/14: From the Independent Business Blogs

    Wally Bock
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
      Subscribe to the Three Star Leadership Blog Working Supervisor's Support Kit A collection of tools and information that will help you do a better job as a boss.  Contact Wally  about coaching, consulting, or speaking to your group. Independent business blogs are blogs that aren't supported by an organization like a magazine, newspaper, company, or business school. Those people provide lots of great content, but they don't need any additional exposure. In this post, every week, I bring you posts of quality from excellent bloggers that don't get as much publicity. This…
  • 4/22/14: By and About Leaders

    Wally Bock
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
      Subscribe to the Three Star Leadership Blog Working Supervisor's Support Kit A collection of tools and information that will help you do a better job as a boss.  Contact Wally  about coaching, consulting, or speaking to your group. I think that one of the best ways to learn leadership isn't studying "leadership" at all. Instead, study individual leaders in their natural habitat and decide what they do that you want to try. Articles by and about leaders and interviews with them are mini-case studies that show you an actual leader in a real situation. That's why, every…
  • The Net and Grocery Shopping

    Wally Bock
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
      Subscribe to the Three Star Leadership Blog Working Supervisor's Support Kit A collection of tools and information that will help you do a better job as a boss.  Contact Wally  about coaching, consulting, or speaking to your group. I felt like I'd stepped into a timewarp. First, I saw the Fortune article: "Next up for disruption: the grocery business." Then it was "Webvan’s Founder is Back And He’s Building A Grocery Delivery Business" on Re/code. I remembered the time when Webvan was going to transform the grocery business. It didn't end well, as you might suspect.
  • 4/20/12: Leadership Reading to Start Your Week

    Wally Bock
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
      Subscribe to the Three Star Leadership Blog Working Supervisor's Support Kit A collection of tools and information that will help you do a better job as a boss.  Contact Wally  about coaching, consulting, or speaking to your group. Here are choice articles on hot leadership topics culled from the business schools, the business press and major consulting firms, to start off your work week. I'm pointing you to articles about leadership, strategy, industries, innovation, women and work, and work and learning now and in the future. Highlights include managing without…
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    Bigg Success

  • 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]
  • Break the Rules to Win

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    27 Mar 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Break the Rules to Win is also on the BIGG Success Show Podcast. Click PLAY to listen to this post with George & Mary-Lynn. Break the rules – that’s something we were never told to do as kids. In... [click to read more]
  • Work Out Anytime Anywhere

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    17 Mar 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Work out anytime, anywhere thanks to this entrepreneur’s BIGG idea. Click PLAY to hear George & Mary-Lynn talk with Shay de Silva on The BIGG Success Show Podcast (Duration 7:22) Shay de... [click to read more]
  • How to Handle a Bad Critique

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    26 Feb 2014 | 3:30 am
    A bad critique can put a BIGG Goal-Getters into a bad mood fast. We are perfectionists at heart. We strive to do our best every day and put thought and heart into the work that we do. It’s personal... [click to read more]
  • Creating Video Content: Overcoming Objections

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    5 Feb 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Video content has become an important tool for reaching a wider audience, yet most professionals and small business people don’t use this form of media. Today, we’ll take on some of the... [click to read more]
 
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    Marketing Headhunter

  • Current Searches as of April 12, 2014

    Harry Joiner
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:07 pm
    EcommerceRecruiter.com is the leading executive search firm serving the Shop.org, Ad:Tech, and IR-500 communities. To get an email that will deliver our hottest ecommerce jobs the minute they're posted, click here. And while you're at it, please join our 52,125-member LinkedIn group, Ecommerce Experts To add your resume to our confidential database, click here. Featured Listings NEW - Ecommerce Marketing Manager (San Francisco) - Full write-up NEW - SEO Manager (Edison, NJ) - Full write-up NEW - Director of Omni-Channel Marketing (Boise, ID) - Full write-up NEW - Director Ecommerce Marketing…
  • ACCESS DENIED: "Here's Why You're Not Getting That Plum Marketing Job."

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

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

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

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

  • True Confession: My One Failing as a Job Search Coach

    Jean Cummings
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:40 am
    Image attribution: http://www.make4fun.com/ Why can't I get anybody to try this one particular job search strategy? I know a lot about the best ways for my clients to get jobs. I've been writing about them for years. I've coached a...
  • One Baby Boomer's Success Story About Finding Her Ideal Job - Super Fast!

    billiesucher
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:22 am
    The thing I love about the career management business is that I have the opportunity to provide services to all ages spanning all generations. In my work with Baby Boomers, one of the frequently cited reasons for not finding a...
  • Your One Wild and Precious Life

    billiesucher
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:30 pm
    As a job seeker, what concerns are you wrestling with and/or struggling with as it pertains to your job search? In my practice, I hear all types of concerns: I don’t have a degree. I have a degree and no...
  • Success Story About A Stay-at-Home Mom Reentering The Workforce

    billiesucher
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Have you been a stay-at-home mom or dad for several years? Do you now find yourself in a position where you wish to earn a paycheck for your contributions? Just in case you have been that stay-at-home parent, here are...
  • The Resume Writer's Dilemma That Can Sink Your Job Chances

    Jean Cummings
    25 Mar 2014 | 6:12 am
    Image attribution: Butchbellah.com Resume writers have to come to terms with a new reality. ATS - Applicant Tracking Systems - are now so ubiquitous that job seekers have to assume their resume will be processed electronically. Wendy Enelow and Louise...
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    The Chief Happiness Officer Blog

  • “The Customer Is Not Always Right” – follow-up

    Alexander Kjerulf
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:05 am
    My article on why “The Customer is Always Right” is wrong has generated an amazing amount of attention. It’s been read by 100,000s of people and been mentioned all over the internet. Call Center Magazine in the UK liked it so much that they turned it into a wall chart that is waaaaay more attractive than my original post. Download it here. But most of all the article gets a LOT of great comments. Here are some of my favorites. Chris wrote: I run a small company with about 20 employees. One day I heard commotion coming from the reception area. I hear a man yelling…
  • Send me to China :)

    Alexander Kjerulf
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:06 am
    So far, I’ve spoken about happiness at work in 32 different countries but I have an ambition to add more. The top 3 countries I’d love to speak in are: China South Korea Australia. Can you help me get there? Do you have any contacts or know some companies in those countries who might benefit from some happiness? Any help would be massively appreciated :) Write a comment here or contact me!
  • Check out my article for Fast Company’s Co.Exist website

    Alexander Kjerulf
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:32 am
    My article for Fast Co.Exist has just been published. In it I list the 5 major differences between Danish and US workplaces that explain why Danish workers are the happiest in the world and US workers tend to be miserable. Check it out and let me know what you think.
  • Hilarious flight attendant

    Alexander Kjerulf
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:58 am
    This is hilarious and I just love to see people who have the energy to inject some fun into their work.  
  • Change

    Alexander Kjerulf
    11 Apr 2014 | 12:09 am
    The keys to successful change in an organization are well known:  Involve those affected Have a clear purpose Listen to concerns So why do so few follow this?
 
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    Managing Leadership

  • The meaning of management

    Jim Stroup
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:32 am
    Surprisingly, it isn’t all that clear what the professional activity is that managers do. Indeed, as he delved in to the effort to define “management” in his must-have “Management: tasks, responsibilities, practices” (see review here), Peter Drucker began by pointing out that the term as used in the U.S. cannot be directly translated into any other language (even, he wryly points out, into British English). And that’s not the half of it. Do an internet search on the word and you’ll find that we haven’t quite settled our minds on the subject here, either. Some definitions…
  • Putting leadership in its place

    Jim Stroup
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    In this series we’ve attempted to make the case for why managers should abandon the essentially irrelevant (to say the least) concept of individual leadership. As we’ve discussed, whatever version you choose of the modern leadership movement’s (MLM) teachings, you will find that it is essentially meaningless without stressing the singular, exceptional status of the leader. This in turn necessitates according him or her dedicated and, certainly, submissive “followership” which is intended to give expression to the unique leadership capabilities that have been stipulated to exist in…
  • Amateur Hour

    Jim Stroup
    9 Apr 2014 | 3:05 am
    In the course of this current series, we have seen that the general concept of individual leadership in organizations suffers from a debilitatingly long list of failures. It lacks system, it defies definition, it is unable to develop practitioners or to predict outcomes . . . But never mind: perhaps it is really too dispiriting, even for critics like us, to recount them yet again. At bottom what is most telling about them isn’t their number, but their nature. And that is the greatest failing of all: leadership is inherently unprofessional. As Peter Drucker argued, with the rise of the…
  • Losing leadership

    Jim Stroup
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Let’s review. Here’s the original list of issues we decided to examine at the beginning of this series. Each link will take you to the post (or first of several posts) addressing that item. It is inescapably about the person – not the work. It encourages personal ties which rise to the level of cultishness. It describes these ties as existing between the “leader” & his or her “followers” – not among colleagues and their businesses or organizations. It suggests that individual leadership can be developed. There is, however, no proof whatever for this contention. It…
  • Losing track of leadership

    Jim Stroup
    27 Mar 2014 | 12:21 am
    The concept of individual leadership and its role in organizations, as promoted by the Modern Leadership Movement (MLM), is, as we have seen, anything from a merely distracting to an outright destructive force. But there is a particularly disturbing feature of it that has a worrying tendency to drive it toward the latter result. The individual leadership movement as it has been promoted for the last several decades has as a central feature the unaccountability of the leader. Of course, it is never expressed that way. But it is an inevitable and essential result of the very concept of…
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    Lindsey Pollak Career Blog

  • Now Trending in the Millennial Workplace: Workplace Wellness Programs, Career Mythbusting and More

    Lindsey Pollak
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:45 am
    In my “Now Trending” series, I curate five recently published articles that capture the future of work or embrace the Millennial mindset. Share your favorite articles of the week in a comment! Millenials Want Healthier Workplaces–10 Things Companies Can Do To Develop a Workplace Wellness Program One of the latest trends in employee engagement is developing a wellness program to enhance the health of employees and, in turn, the organization. I like these 10 tips you can follow to help you get started on one. Tip #8, incentivizing, is one of my favorites because it could allow you to…
  • 5 Email Etiquette Rules for the Multigenerational Workforce

    Lindsey Pollak
    27 Mar 2014 | 5:45 am
    Though some people feel that email is dead, statistics prove we’re far from that truth. Over 11,000 emails are sent to the average worker per year. Professionals spend hours every week reading and responding to emails, which is why perfecting email writing is one of the most important things you can do for your reputation. Email remains a powerful communication tool that demonstrates your ability to state your message, delegate tasks and get things done. Young professionals (a.k.a. Millennials) may have an especially difficult time with email writing, caught between their training to write…
  • Now Trending in the Millennial Workplace: Rotational Programs, the New New SAT and More

    Lindsey Pollak
    14 Mar 2014 | 5:45 am
    In my “Now Trending” series, I curate five recently published articles that capture the future of work or embrace the Millennial mindset. Share your favorite articles of the week in a comment! Can This Online Course Get Me A Job? The online education marketplace continues to evolve with a new initiative to legitimize its role in hiring. Apollo Education Group launched their latest project called Balloon, which directly connects online courses to in-demand skills and relevant careers. Balloon will start with nearly 15,000 classes from well-known employers and online education groups…
  • How to Manage Technology So It Doesn’t Manage You

    Lindsey Pollak
    4 Mar 2014 | 4:55 am
    I’m a big fan of productivity tips, tricks, blogs and books. I’ve tried Getting Things Done, inbox zero and everything in between. I often share the ideas I’ve learned during my speeches and in my books, but I’ve found that this is a very personal issue. What works for one person is totally ineffective for another. (Example: I’ve tried and tried to handle each email only once, but I frequently re-read messages multiple times before replying.) Most professionals today struggle with tech overload, and Millennials seem to be feeling it the most. A recent study, Plugged In and Stressed…
  • 7 Communication Tips for Millennial Leaders

    Lindsey Pollak
    25 Feb 2014 | 4:57 am
    In today’s multi-generational, global, constantly changing world, communication skills — both oral and written — are more important than anything else you can bring to a job. You can’t lead without good communication and no matter how technical or virtual the workplace becomes, your ability to speak and write well will differentiate you from your peers and determine the amount of success you’ll achieve. Moreover, in every employer survey I read where they ask about Millennials, the employers say communication skills are what they want the most. They also say Millennials tend to lack…
 
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    HR Daily Advisor

  • Employee Development: Using it as a Retention Tool

    Bridget Miller
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Some employers fear spending on employee development, citing the risk that the employee might take those new skills and leave. This fear is pervasive. It affects decisions not only for new hires, but for long-term employees wanting to advance their skills. This can become a catch-22, however, since employees who are not given opportunities to grow and develop new skills may grow increasingly dissatisfied. Thankfully for employers, there are actually several reasons employee development actually improves retention. Here’s why. It can increase employee satisfaction. When employees are…
  • Survey Finds These Super Employees More Powerful, and Happier, than HR

    Elaine Quayle
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:27 am
    More powerful than a CFO or HR director, these superhuman, multitasking employees do it all, according to a new Staples survey, and they make things happen in the workplace. And they are happy! They are the “admins.” In honor of Administrative Professionals Day, Staples surveyed both administrative and nonadministrative workers about the role of these employees in their workplace. The results show admins’ duties—and power— spill over their job descriptions. Their workday runs the gamut from morale boosters to team leaders to budget watchers and even to fashion consultants,…
  • Mais Non! New Work Rule Means French Dis-connection

    Elaine Quayle
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:24 am
    While Americans are obsessed with checking their electronic devices virtually 24/7, viewing e-mails after hours, before they go to bed, and even on vacations, the French government has said “mais, non” to this practice with a new workplace rule that precludes employees reading work-related e-mails after work hours. According to The Guardianand other media French labor unions, that attained a 35-hour workweek several years ago, initiated negotiations with employer federations on the new rule, which affects over 250,000 workers in the tech, communications, and consulting industries…
  • Do Zombies Carpool to Work? Not in Arizona

    Elaine Quayle
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:22 am
    Do zombies carpool? Ride bikes? Take the bus to work?  A commuter who thinks so is the subject of a new infomercial that assures him that the zombies that populate his imagination do none of these—at least not in Arizona. The Pima Association of Governments, which sponsors the regional sunrideshare commuter program, has used the zombie craze to show how old views of public transit, carpools, and biking to work should be buried alive! A hapless employee asks a colleague, “Why are more people driving, but less know how to drive?” after an especially horrible commute to work.  The…
  • Got an 800-Pound Gorilla? Confrontation Time

    Dan Oswald
    18 Apr 2014 | 6:53 am
    In today’s Advisor, business and leadership blogger Dan Oswald offers his thoughts on qualities of great leaders. (Oswald, CEO of BLR® offers these thoughts weekly in The Oswald Letter.) One of the national hotel chains, in an attempt to attract business travelers, advertises that if you stay at its hotels, you’ll be able to take on “the 800-pound gorilla in the room.” The ad shows Regional Manager Amy, after spending a night in one of the hotels, being able to tame the chest-pounding 800-pound gorilla the next day in her meeting. This is a clever play on an old joke: “Where does…
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    CEO Blog - Time Leadership

  • Elevate

    31 Mar 2014 | 7:35 am
    Read a book by Rich Horwath called Elevate - the Three Disciplines of Advanced Strategic Thinking.According the WSJ, strategic thinking is the most valued CEO skill.Horwath starts with a discussion on why strategic thinking is critical.  And to usual list of reasons why it does not get the attention it needs.  He then quickly moves into his 3 disciplines.First - Coalesce - fusing together insights to create an innovative business model.Second - Compete.  Choose what strategies have competitive advantage (I am big on competitive advantage and view it as the cornerstone to…
  • Leading with Your Legacy in Mind

    21 Mar 2014 | 6:39 am
    I seem to be reading a lot lately so am behind in posting my comments on the books I have read.One of those is Living with Your Legacy in Mind: Building Lasting Value in Business and Life by Andrew Thorn.One way to set goals is to write a document dated in the future.  For example "It is December 2020.  I just finished my 5 mile run which seemed easy now that I weigh...".  Thinking of how things will be in the future can help them to happen.  So titling a book with Legacy makes it interesting to me.  If more people thought in those terms, I daresay more people…
  • Startup Leadership

    20 Mar 2014 | 6:02 am
    I read a great book - Startup Leadership - How Savvy Entrepreneurs Turn their Ideas into Successful Enterprises.  From the title, you can tell, it is right in my sweet spot (although increasingly I am thinking I should consider working more with companies that want to go from $50,000,000 to $250,000,000 or even $1B since there are less people with that have done that.I loved the book purpose "to help entrepreneurs succeed".One point the book makes that I completely agree with is "know yourself".  The better an entrepreneur knows themselves, the more likely they are to succeed.It…
  • Chris Hadfield - Canadian Astronaut.

    10 Mar 2014 | 8:45 am
    I listened to and read Chris Hadfield's autobiography - An Astronauts Guide to Life on Earth: What going to Space Taught me about Ingenuity, Determination and Being Prepared for Anything.  I took both the CDs and book from the library.  The CDs would be perhaps 10+ hours of listening and I had a lot of travel time but not quite that much so I also read part of it.  Hadfield narrated is own CD and he is a good reader.I was totally inspired by it.  Hadfield is a great writer.  And of course the stories are gripping.He is a driven person and part of the story emphasizes…
  • No Who - No Do

    3 Mar 2014 | 6:16 pm
    I had feedback on my last post - See Do Time Management System.  I was reminded that this can simply allow someone to spend their time doing busy work and never get to the important tasks.Earlier I wrote a post on Good Procrastination.  See Do meshes with that.Mostly what I was trying to inspire is good habits when there were NOT other more important things to do.  Inspire good habits even when you are tired and would otherwise waste time.So - how to avoid this trap?1 - Know your priorities and set specific times and places where you deal only with those things.  At those…
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    The M.A.P. Maker

  • How to get Wild About Work

    Curt Rosengren
    9 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    Want to get Wild About Work? Check out my new blog at www.wildaboutwork.com. It's aimed at helping you create an energized, impactful, heart-based career. What's not to love about that??
  • Come join the Ripple Revolution!

    Curt Rosengren
    14 Feb 2012 | 6:15 pm
    Do you want to change the world? Want to live an energizing life? Then you just might be a Ripple Revolutionary! Come join me at the Ripple Revolution blog. The Ripple RevolutionTM is a movement to change the way we think about making a difference. It is founded on two simple ideas: You have the ability to make a mind-bogglingly huge impact on the world - purely through your day-to-day choices and actions. An integral part of making that impact is living an energized life. It’s about creating a life you love while working to make the world a better place. Come join the Ripple Revolution!
  • What's your multidimensional profit?

    Curt Rosengren
    2 Feb 2012 | 2:36 pm
    Ask most anyone why they work, and their answer is most likely to be some variation of "for the paycheck."  Money is clearly a huge motivation for those of us who forgot to hit the independently wealthy button on the way out of the womb, but when we see it as the only thing we get from our work, it can lead us down a slippery slope.   A comment from a client that "there's not a lot of profit in working with non-profits" got me thinking about how we evaluate what we get from our jobs. I countered that that might be true if you take a one-dimensional view of profit, but that the story might…
  • Open the door to possibility: Challenge your first no

    Curt Rosengren
    13 Jan 2012 | 11:43 am
    For most people, saying no to possibilities seems to be an ingrained response. "No, that won't work. No, that's not realistic. No, I can't do something like that."  In the last 10+ years of helping people create careers that energize and inspire them, here's one thing I've learned about that initial no: It's often complete and utter bunk.  Frequently, when I challenge people to take a second look at their initial negative assumption, they discover that it wasn't accurate. Maybe they are making a flawed assumption. "I can't do that, because nobody would want to help" becomes, "Wow, I reached…
  • Positive change: The BIG power of small

    Curt Rosengren
    10 Jan 2012 | 5:20 am
    As you embark on the new year, you might be tempted to use it as an occasion to make wholesale change in your life. My advice? Don't! Wholesale, grand scale change almost never works. You run at it fueled by an initial adrenaline rush, maybe feel that first blush of successful change, and then almost inevitably start to falter as old patterns start to take over again.  Instead of going for that wholesale, grand scale change, do something different. Tap into the BIG power of small. Twenty small steps in pursuit of a big change is exponentially more likely to bring the results you want than…
 
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    Work Happy Now

  • Questions

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    21 Apr 2014 | 2:17 pm
    * The Unlock Your Superpowers Manifesto is being released very soon. If you want a sneak peek at the first section, please fill out this 5 min survey. Great questions are so much better than great answers because they help us dig within to find out what we truly want to happen. When you ask yourself a tough question and take the time to answer it, you learn how you got to that answer and why it matters. For example, if someone hands you a great solution to your problem, you’ll have a harder time implementing it and getting great results because you won’t understand the…
  • How to Create a More Productive Workspace

    Guest Author
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:29 am
    Do you ever have to sort through piles of papers or folders to find the one you need?  Do you have to ask a coworker for a vendor’s phone number or business card again?  You know you have it somewhere… I once inherited a workspace with a new job title.  That meant I also inherited the previous owner’s multiple stacks of… um, geesh, old receipts, expired insurance quotes, unfinished work and projects, spreadsheets, food wrappers, loose change, and I kid you not, hair accessories and nail polish. I found uncompleted forms past their expiration dates, but I…
  • 5 Ways to Bring Yourself More Career Success and Happiness

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:35 am
    * Quick update! The Unlock Your Superpowers manifesto is so close to being finished. Stay tuned for when it goes live and a Facebook Q&A date. Last week I had a conversation with my friend Matt. We were chatting while our kids played together and we sipped on some Earl Grey tea. He joked about how he wished that all he had to do was play music and not have to worry about booking his gigs, marketing, finances, etc. Have you ever said something similar? Matt’s a popular local musician in San Antonio. He put in a lot of hard work to get to where he is now. He laughed. I smiled and took a…
  • How to Complete Your Projects

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
    One of my weaknesses is putting the finishing touches on a project. I can develop, design, write and create, but can’t put the “fancy” on a project that extra touch to make it shine. I hired an editor to help me with the Unlock Your Superpowers Manifesto. It’s coming out very soon. I’m great with ideas and concepts, but not very good with finishing the product. I get bored and want to move on. So I make less money in the short run, but in the long run it’s paying off. She helps me clean up, polish and put the bow on my projects. Her superpowers complement mine and it’s worth…
  • Why Do Projects Take So Long?

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    22 Mar 2014 | 2:53 pm
    Have you ever wondered why projects take so long to complete? This thought has been on my mind for a few weeks now because I’m working on a manifesto for How to Unlock Your Superpowers. When I first started it, I thought it would take a few weeks. Now that I look back on my naiveté, I have to laugh. I’ve been at the ebook and project creation game long enough to know better, but I guess I still have to fool myself. Because if I knew up front how long it would actually take to create the concept, write it, edit it, lay it out, design it, launch it, and follow up with people who like it, I…
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    The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss » Blog

  • The Tim Ferriss Podcast is Live! Here Are Episodes 1 and 2

    ianfp
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    Fuckin’ A–it’s finally here! After fantasizing about starting a podcast for nearly two years, after being asked hundreds of times, The Tim Ferriss Show is now live. Sometimes you have to stop over-thinking things, bite the bullet, and figure it out as you go. To launch, I’ve posted two episodes that are vastly different.  They are available on iTunes and, for Android folks, Stitcher. I have an important favor to ask, which I don’t do often: 1) Please listen to one or both episodes. 2) Then, PLEASE leave a review on iTunes. I will read EVERY review and, based on…
  • Are Saunas the Next Big Performance-Enhancing “Drug”?

    Tim Ferriss
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Preface by Editor This post will explain how heat can be used to increase growth hormone, muscular hypertrophy, endurance, and otherwise aid performance. It’s authored by Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick, Ph.D, and it’s comprehensive. But before we get started, you need to read some background and warnings… Heat is no joke. Ever since I was a premie, overheating and thermo-regulation have been my arch-enemies. On a few occasions, I’ve been hospitalized for heat stroke symptoms, and the symptoms hit suddenly and without warning. I’m extremely lucky I didn’t smash…
  • The Tim Ferriss Experiment Cometh! All 13 Episodes At Once, House of Cards-Style

    Tim Ferriss
    24 Mar 2014 | 2:28 pm
    Let’s get this party started! For months now, I’ve wanted show you all of my TV episodes. Over the last year, the team at ZPZ (the production company behind Anthony Bourdain) and Turner Broadcasting have helped me capture incredible footage and characters all over the country. I’m thrilled with every episode. Alas, for reasons I won’t bore you with, the TV broadcasting puzzle piece is taking ages to sort out. I’ve been fighting hard behind the scenes, and it’s been a sumnabitch process for an impatient Long Island boy (me). The waiting has driven me…
  • 12 Rules for Learning Foreign Languages in Record Time — The Only Post You’ll Ever Need

    Tim Ferriss
    21 Mar 2014 | 6:16 pm
    Preface by Tim Ferriss I’ve written about how I learned to speak, read, and write Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish. I’ve also covered my experiments with German, Indonesian, Arabic, Norwegian, Turkish, and perhaps a dozen others. There are only few language learners who dazzle me, and Benny Lewis is one of them. This definitive guest post by Benny will teach you: How to speak your target language today. How to reach fluency and exceed it within a few months. How to pass yourself off as a native speaker. And finally, how to tackle multiple languages to become a…
  • The Art of Learning: The Tool of Choice for Top Athletes, Traders, and Creatives

    Tim Ferriss
    20 Mar 2014 | 2:31 pm
    This post is about the third book in the Tim Ferriss Book Club, which is limited to books that have dramatically impacted my life. Enjoy! “I strongly recommend [The Art of Learning] for anyone who lives in a world of competition, whether it’s sports or business or anywhere else.” - Mark Messier, 6-Time Stanley Cup Champion “[This book] is a testimonial to the timeless principle of ‘do less and accomplish more.’ Highly recommended.” - Deepak Chopra “Josh provides tools that allow all of us to improve ourselves every day.” - Cal Ripken, Jr.,…
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  • Stitcher

    Willy Franzen
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Amy and I have spent 30+ hours in the car over the last week. We listened to the radio, we listened to Spotify, we listened to two Yankees games (one via the MLB At Bat App and one on the radio), we talked, and we listened to a book on tape. After a few hours of one, we’d get bored and switch it up. Maybe we should have “stitched it up.” Stitcher is a San Francisco, CA based company with an app of the same name that lets you access “over 20,000+ radio shows and podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, Android or PC–anytime, anywhere.” The focus is on news, sports,…
  • SmartBear

    Willy Franzen
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:51 am
    We’ve all had a time when we wanted to break our computers, tablets, or phones. In reality we’re often directing our anger in the wrong place. It’s usually the software, not the hardware, that is causing the problem. Even though the quality of software seem to continue to get better, we keep spending a bigger percentage of our time interacting with electronic devices. Every developer can aspire to make better software, and SmartBear is a company that helps them do that. They’re based in Beverly, MA, and they make “tools to help you manage the quality of your…
  • momofuku

    Willy Franzen
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:39 am
    Even though I grew up just an hour outside of New York City, I never took advantage of all the good restaurants. Now, when I head back East I end up spending most of my time in Connecticut and still don’t get to try the best of NYC. And if we’re talking about the best of the New York City food scene, we have to talk about momofuku. It’s a restaurant group that was started by chef David Chang. It’s won countless awards and has grown tremendously from a single restaurant in 2004. They’ve even expanded to Toronto, Canada and Sydney, Australia. Lucky Peach I’ve…
  • Haberman

    Willy Franzen
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:12 am
    We all have a story to tell, but sometimes it’s better to let someone else tell it for us. That’s why so many brands use marketing and advertising agencies. Not only are they professional storytellers, but they are also able to offer an outside perspective (at least at first). Haberman is a Minneapolis, MN based agency that calls itself “modern storytellers for pioneers.” This means “creating integrated marketing programs in partnership with the leading entrepreneurs, innovators, healers and heroes of our day to help their companies and organizations grow and…
  • Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

    Willy Franzen
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    I kind of think of Easter as a spring version of Thanksgiving. Though one holiday is religious and the other isn’t, they both have similar themes and, in my family at least, similar celebrations. Thanksgiving is about celebrating the season past, while Easter is about being hopeful for the coming season. Both have significant agricultural undertones, and that’s why I think we should take a look at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture today. They are a Pocantico Hills, NY based non-profit that is not only hopeful for the coming growing season but also for the future of…
 
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    One Day, One Internship

  • Stitcher

    Willy Franzen
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    Amy and I have spent 30+ hours in the car over the last week. We listened to the radio, we listened to Spotify, we listened to two Yankees games (one via the MLB At Bat App and one on the radio), we talked, and we listened to a book on tape. After a few hours of one, we’d get bored and switch it up. Maybe we should have “stitched it up.” Stitcher is a San Francisco, CA based company with an app of the same name that lets you access “over 20,000+ radio shows and podcasts on your iPhone, iPad, Android or PC–anytime, anywhere.” The focus is on news, sports,…
  • SmartBear

    Willy Franzen
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:55 am
    We’ve all had a time when we wanted to break our computers, tablets, or phones. In reality we’re often directing our anger in the wrong place. It’s usually the software, not the hardware, that is causing the problem. Even though the quality of software seem to continue to get better, we keep spending a bigger percentage of our time interacting with electronic devices. Every developer can aspire to make better software, and SmartBear is a company that helps them do that. They’re based in Beverly, MA, and they make “tools to help you manage the quality of your…
  • momofuku

    Willy Franzen
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:42 am
    Even though I grew up just an hour outside of New York City, I never took advantage of all the good restaurants. Now, when I head back East I end up spending most of my time in Connecticut and still don’t get to try the best of NYC. And if we’re talking about the best of the New York City food scene, we have to talk about momofuku. It’s a restaurant group that was started by chef David Chang. It’s won countless awards and has grown tremendously from a single restaurant in 2004. They’ve even expanded to Toronto, Canada and Sydney, Australia. Lucky Peach I’ve…
  • Haberman

    Willy Franzen
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:14 am
    We all have a story to tell, but sometimes it’s better to let someone else tell it for us. That’s why so many brands use marketing and advertising agencies. Not only are they professional storytellers, but they are also able to offer an outside perspective (at least at first). Haberman is a Minneapolis, MN based agency that calls itself “modern storytellers for pioneers.” This means “creating integrated marketing programs in partnership with the leading entrepreneurs, innovators, healers and heroes of our day to help their companies and organizations grow and…
  • Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture

    Willy Franzen
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    I kind of think of Easter as a spring version of Thanksgiving. Though one holiday is religious and the other isn’t, they both have similar themes and, in my family at least, similar celebrations. Thanksgiving is about celebrating the season past, while Easter is about being hopeful for the coming season. Both have significant agricultural undertones, and that’s why I think we should take a look at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture today. They are a Pocantico Hills, NY based non-profit that is not only hopeful for the coming growing season but also for the future of…
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    Cube Rules

  • Bait the interviewer to ask great questions

    Scot Herrick
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:00 am
    Once you’ve made it to an actual interview for your next position, the challenge, among others, is to explain how you achieved your business results from your work. I advocate the CAR method – Context, Actions, and Results. Here is the context of the work needed, here are the actions I took to get the work done, and, because of the work, we achieved these business results. The problem here is that interviewers don’t ask the right questions so you can easily slip into this great answering approach. It’s not that they don’t want to know how you achieved your results from your work,…
  • Cube Rules Links — February 28, 2014

    Scot Herrick
    28 Feb 2014 | 1:00 am
    Here’s what I’ve been saving for you from the Internet this week. These are posts that don’t necessarily match up to my mission of supporting transitions in your career, but are about the career path. The best investment advice you’ll never get This is long, but if you read nothing else, read this one. As Google’s historic August 2004 IPO approached, the company’s senior vice president, Jonathan Rosenberg, realized he was about to spawn hundreds of impetuous young multimillionaires. They would, he feared, become the prey of Wall Street brokers, financial advisers, and…
  • 3 sources to get business results on your resume

    Scot Herrick
    26 Feb 2014 | 1:00 am
    One of the keys to a great resume is including the business results you’ve helped your manager achieve on your resume. The trick, of course, is where to find them. If you have a manager that believes in having goals for you and your department, you’ve got the starting point. Here’s three ways to find those business results to put into the resume. The Performance Review In theory, your performance review should be about your goal attainment as measured with numbers. And the goal attainment is the direct evidence of how your work impacted the business. If your goal was to…
  • You are interview ready — how about the hiring manager?

    Scot Herrick
    24 Feb 2014 | 1:00 am
    Let’s have a quiet, viral kind of discussion about the interview’s biggest elephant in the room: often, the hiring manager’s interview skills just plain suck. Suck. As in, they don’t really know how to conduct an interview. I’ve met this hiring manager. If you’ve done any number of interviews, you have too. They do all the talking during the interview session (I’ve been guilty of this as well), they are unprepared to provide consistent questions to each of the candidates in order to compare answers, and, worst of all, they don’t really…
  • Cube Rules Links — February 21, 2014

    Scot Herrick
    21 Feb 2014 | 1:00 am
    Here’s what I’ve been saving for you from the Internet this week… Companies squeeze 401(k) plans… From Facebook, to JPMorgan, to Whole Foods…and, of course, AOL. Good examples in this article. The crushingly expensive mistake that is killing your retirement This one is all about the fees you pay for those 401(k) mutual funds and the impact the fees have on compound interest. That translates to a $100k + out of your retirement fund. Keep investing simple. A great 10-point framework to simplify your investing and take out all the mumbo jumbo. The dirty secret…
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    Epic Living

  • The Who of You

    Eric
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:05 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MlLWTeApqIM The above TED Talk got me thinking about many things. David Brooks stirred my soul and provided confirmation of the state of things. The state of who, or what, should be master. It really is about the who of you. I stand on the battleground of souls and lives. This was evident to me over 10 years ago, as it is now. As noble as that may echo, it really doesn’t matter, outside of the context of what you want life to be. Many are living under the sun and hope that will produce happiness and contentment. It doesn’t. All of the striving, all…
  • Why Mindfulness Matters

    Eric
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:05 am
    I posted this over a year ago and I returned to Andy’s TED Talk a couple of days ago. It was a great reminder of a precious gift. So why does mindfulness matter? It matters because if you’re like me, there is a ton coming at you everyday. Social media, email, work demands, family issues, and the list could go on. I’m so thankful that I found yoga. It has helped me in so many ways with this war (mental in this case) we’re in. The mindfulness and physical lift I get are two big ones that leap out. In the clip, Andy Poddicombe, points to some insights I plan on expanding…
  • I Thought About Tomorrow

    Eric
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:34 am
    I thought about tomorrow and today interrupted. This week has been the week of impromptus. Enter your fears and wonderment. Getting news that surprises will make you feel that way. Taking life and learning for granted is a subtle deception. More subtle than i ever new. This comes from a man who feels vigilant in the pursuit of know what’s most important. I feel my Lord saying, “everything Eric, everything.” I’m free-falling now.
  • The Core

    Eric
    8 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Photo courtesy of Nicholas_T   In the exercise world, your core is one of the most important areas of the body to strengthen. If your core is strong, much of the rest of your physical wellbeing will follow. As I was reminded of from a coaching client last week, the muscle you build doesn’t just remain that way. It takes continued work to grow. He happens to be going thru rehab on his knee. The physical therapist he uses advised him that during his time of post-surgery recovery, sitting on the couch, he lost muscle. Wow! It was only 30 days or so. By the way, this guy is in great…
  • There’s One in Every Crowd

    Eric
    3 Apr 2014 | 3:27 am
    Picture yourself going along and things are flowing as you like. You might even feel genuinely successful. And behold, out of nowhere (feels like that) comes the one. The one who wants to point out where you’re off or what you’ve missed. There’s one in every crowd. It’s not fair to have someone come in and point out the latest rumor regarding your project, or point out all of the terrible dangers ahead if you proceed. Alas, life is not… I now look for these folks. Yep, that’s right, I look for them. I see them as a barometer of what I may be onto. Does my…
 
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    The Change Blog

  • Overcoming My Fear of Giving Birth

    Krystal Bernier
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
     “Rather than succumb to your fears, get to know them intimately, in this way you can accept your fear and move on.” - Krystal Bernier I am so excited to be pregnant and creating new life. It truly is the most amazing experience I’ve had in my life thus far. With only one hitch, I have been terrified of giving birth. Before I started my quest to learn everything about labor and delivery, the pictures Hollywood painted of painful birthing experiences tormented me. I was convinced labor was going to be an unbearably painful and bloody experience. I would arrive at the hospital panicked.
  • Odds Are, It’s Not About You

    Deborah Fike
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:55 am
    As a university instructor teaching entrepreneurship, I am always surprised at how even my smallest perceived action can affect a student.  For example, last month one of my student teams referenced me in their business plan as an advisor.  Since this particular team is quite serious about launching their business, I made a comment in the margins that one should always ask permission before listing a person as an advisor.  Then I returned the business plans to the student teams and thought no more of it. During my next office hours, I was surprised to see one of my quieter students waiting…
  • The Seduction of Addiction – And 5 Steps for Telling It Goodbye

    Lorna
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:11 am
    “History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived.  But if faced with courage, need not be lived again.”- Maya Angelou Of the many blessings I’m privileged to enjoy, the one that gives me the greatest happiness is witnessing what a beautiful person my son has become.  He has a great big beautiful smile, is quick to laugh and he’s kind, considerate and compassionate for others.  He’s started his own business and doesn’t shirk from what appears to be “failures”.  He’s willing to learn and looks for the positive in all circumstances.  He’s simply a delight to be…
  • How I Became Unstuck & Took a Giant Leap Forward In My Life and Business

    Justin Harmon
    13 Apr 2014 | 7:47 am
    A few months ago, I was really starting to gain momentum in my life and business. At least that’s what I thought. I had just finished re-branding my website. I changed my domain name to my name and set a new focus for the direction I was going to take. I was excited, motivated, and working my tail off day and night to put everything together. I was coming up with fresh ideas on how I was going to use my new platform to finally turn it into a business and quit letting it be just a hobby. But, there was a huge problem. I was about to make the same mistakes that led me to feeling like I needed…
  • How Having a Baby Actually Gave Me More Time

    Naomi Goodlet
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    How many times have you heard yourself say, “I’d love to do that but I just don’t have time”? I said it more times that I can count. I lived it. In fact my belief that I didn’t have time in my life for anything extra was so strong, that I actually started filling up my life with crap that wasn’t important just so I could maintain this ‘story’. But, I didn’t realize that I was doing it. I wanted to have more time for exercise, reading, leisure and my business but it just seemed too hard to get started. Instead I was spending hours shopping online, playing games on my phone…
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    Alexandra Levit's Water Cooler Wisdom

  • Why Employers Don't Respond to Your Resume

    Alexandra Levit
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    f you’ve applied to dozens of jobs but haven’t received any interviews, a warning signal should be going off. There are a number of reasons why employers don’t respond to your resume, and most of them can be easily fixed. Increase your chances that employers will respond to your resume positively by fixing these potential gaffes. You Submitted It Online Sending your resume to an organization with no context whatsoever is a surefire way to get lost in the black hole that is the applicant tracking system. You can apply online if it’s mandatory, but try to route your resume through a…
  • The Boss Thinks You’re Awesome: Now Up Your Game

    Alexandra Levit
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Something happens when you receive constant praise from your boss and other senior leaders. And believe it or not, that something is not so good. You get cocky. You get complacent. Allow me to be honest. I’m a victim of this. Back in 2009 or so, everyone told me I was the most tech-savvy author and consultant they knew. After all, I’d been active on Facebook since it was MySpace’s little brother, and my blog, launched in 2004, was one of the most established in our industry. But here’s the thing about technology. It changes quickly. I got busy with other things, and I stopped keeping…
  • Key Signs You're About to Hire the Wrong Person

    Alexandra Levit
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Turnover costs are steep. Just ask John Bishop, founder of employee assessment company Accent on Success. Bishop says that one of his clients, a St. Louis-based photocopier company, figured its first-year cost to train a new copier repair person is in excess of $63,000. That figure includes advertising for the position, overtime for other repair people to cover the area until a new person can be hired, then salary, training costs, travel, and road time with a supervisor. A study done by Rutgers University Graduate School of Business estimated that the turnover cost for a non-professional…
  • Does Your Company Have a Bro Culture?

    Alexandra Levit
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    I was sitting at a networking luncheon with eight men. I was the only woman, and it was a very odd experience. Even though none of us knew each other, the guys had an instant camaraderie. I couldn’t put my finger on why I felt uncomfortable other than the fact that I was wearing heels and was still six inches shorter than anyone else there. Then I read a piece by Ann Friedman in New York magazine about the bro culture in today’s American companies. Friedman talks about Pax Dickinson, Business Insider’s CTO, who was apparently ousted after a tech blog reported that he’d been sharing…
  • Key Decisions That Could Kill Your Business

    Alexandra Levit
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Numerous studies and polls have been conducted on the failure rate of small businesses. Some experts estimate that 50 to 70 percent of new businesses fail within the first 18 months. While those numbers seem bleak, we don't often stop to wonder whether these promising initiatives failed due to cultural decisions made along the way. Take a look at these three companies' failures and the lessons learned the hard way. Wrong Environment In 2010, after Damian Kimmelman's London-based digital design agency, We Are VI, posted a loss of approximately a quarter of a million pounds and let…
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    Minnesota Headhunter

  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

    Minnesota Headhunter
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:07 pm
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Technical Recruiter - Full Time Job - GNet Group Employment Manager - Full Time Job - Cray Diversity And Inclusion Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Job - Boston Scientific Recruiter - Full Time Job - Park Nicollet Recruiter - Full Time Job - GovDelivery 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 Check out Minnesota Recruiters. An informal group of 4,400+ corporate, consulting and search firm recruiters - you must be in…
  • Informal Survey: Almost All IT Recruiting Inquiries Suck

    Minnesota Headhunter
    20 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Last week I had a post on ERE.net (posted below) and received some push back, mostly in private, from my colleagues. Some thought I was too harsh with my tone. I also received a few email from IT pros saying I should have been more harsh. A couple sent me content for future Recruiters Behaving Badly posts. As usual it seems that those “offended” are not the offenders… eh, so it goes. I am going to do a follow up post with some “to do’s” though I stick with my original piece of advice from the post: “If you were receiving this would you reply” The post on ERE: Informal Survey:…
  • Survey: 4 Minnesota Companies Listed In Top 50 Best Employers in America

    Minnesota Headhunter
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Business Insider used the Fortune 500 and info from Payscale to create 50 Best Employers In America. Of those 50… 4 are Minnesota Companies (19 are on the Fortune 500): #30 Xcel Energy Headquartered in Minneapolis, this electricity and gas company has 12,000 employees. Employees report high rates of work-schedule flexibility (85%) and job satisfaction (79%). Median pay is $80,600 after five years and high compared to industry peers. #31 St Jude Medical Headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., this medical-device company has 16,000 employees. It jumped seven places since last year's ranking.
  • Survey: 10 Best And Worst Jobs Of 2014

    Minnesota Headhunter
    17 Apr 2014 | 8:54 am
    CareerCast has ranked 200 jobs from best to worst for 2014 based on Environment (emotional and physical), Income (growth potential), Outlook (employment growth and unemployment) and Stress. Not surprising… STEM jobs rank high. Note: Recruiter is #78 Here is what they came up with: 2014 Top 10 Jobs: 1 Mathematician 2 University Professor (Tenured) 3 Statistician 4 Actuary 5 Audiologist 6 Dental Hygienist 7 Software Engineer 8 Computer Systems Analyst 9 Occupational Therapist 10 Speech Pathologist 2014 Worst 10 Jobs: 190 Roofer 191 Corrections Officer 192 Firefighter 193 Garbage Collector 194…
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

    Minnesota Headhunter
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:40 pm
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Recruiter - Full Time Job - St Cloud Hospital Sr Recruiter - Full Time Contract - HealthPartners Staffing Supervisor - Full Time Job - Salo Recruiting Manager - Full Time Job - Salo Talent Sourcer - Part Time Contract - Thrivent Financial - brightpeak College Relations Recruitment Coordinator - Full Time Job - Land O’Lakes Recruitment Coordinator - Full Time Job - Prime Therapeutics Director of Talent Acquisition - Full Time Job - Buffalo Wild Wings How to post a job (it’s free)? Send the content (preferably in Word)…
 
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    Freelance Folder

  • Easy Accounting Tools for Your Freelance Business

    Conrad Feagin
    10 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    How badly do you hate accounting? Yeah, me too. We certainly can’t avoid it. But, we can automate it with some really slick and easy-to-use accounting tools. Let’s take a look so you can spend less time battling those numbers. A few weeks ago, we discussed the importance of streamlining your business with systems, software and automation. Today [...]The post Easy Accounting Tools for Your Freelance Business appeared first on Freelance Folder.
  • 10 Free Project Management Applications

    Ryan Domm-Thomas
    4 Apr 2014 | 8:30 am
    Are you just a freelancer? Chances are, the answer to that question, is no. Think about it – you are a business owner and as such, you fulfill many different roles. You are a marketing expert, you are an accountant, you are a supervisor. You play some extremely vital parts to run and successfully sustain [...]The post 10 Free Project Management Applications appeared first on Freelance Folder.
  • Launch Your Web Design Business

    Conrad Feagin
    28 Mar 2014 | 9:02 am
    I know starting your web design business can be overwhelming. There is so much to learn and changes in the industry come constantly. For over 10 years I have been helping web designers build their skill set and even launch their businesses. During that time, we have fine tuned our training to not only give beginning [...]The post Launch Your Web Design Business appeared first on Freelance Folder.
  • How to Get More Clients Workshop Closing Soon

    Conrad Feagin
    25 Mar 2014 | 8:13 am
    Think of your leads as the fuel that keeps your freelance business going. If you run out of leads, and aren’t generating new ones, your business will slow and eventually die. But if you know how generate leads, it will be easy for you to get more clients and then, your business can truly thrive. Why You’ll Benefit [...]The post How to Get More Clients Workshop Closing Soon appeared first on Freelance Folder.
  • 10 Amazing Free Online Writing Courses

    Ryan Domm-Thomas
    19 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    The decision to pursue your freelance career is a huge step. Congratulations! But… Now what? Where do you start? How do you know what resources are good and what resources aren’t? Is every free report worth your time? Should you pay membership fees and dues to join forums? We have been exactly where you are! [...]The post 10 Amazing Free Online Writing Courses appeared first on Freelance Folder.
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    Keppie Careers

  • How to get employers to create a job for you

    Miriam Salpeter
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    As a job seeker, you probably spend a lot of time trying to “find a job.” That assumes there is a job sitting out there waiting for you and that you can rise above the competition to land it. Another option is to look for problems you can solve at organizations and convince employers to create a job for you. In our increasingly freelance-focused economy, where more and more companies are looking for people to handle specific projects for them on a temporary or long-term temporary basis, it is very possible that you can market your skills to a decision-maker at a company who faces…
  • How to get an internship now

    Miriam Salpeter
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:25 am
    In today’s economy, there’s a lot pressure on colleges and their career centers to help improve students’ chances of landing internships and job opportunities. According to a piece in The Atlantic from 2012, more than 50 percent of recent grads are either unemployed or underemployed. A recent CNN Money report revealed the average student loan debt for the class of 2012 was $29,400. Millennial Branding, a Gen-Y research and consulting firm, and InternMatch, an online platform for companies to find and hire top students, surveyed 4,150 college students and recent graduates from a…
  • Tips to succeed at your first job

    Miriam Salpeter
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Lauren Berger’s book, Welcome to the Real World, provides tips to help workplace novices figure out everything they’ll need to know to succeed at their first jobs. Lauren, also known as the “Intern Queen,” was gracious enough to share some thoughts about her book and some advice she’d offer anyone getting ready to go to work for the first time. Q: In the book you talk about your personal rules for success, what do you think is hands-down the number one reason why you’ve been successful? A: Over the years, I’ve become quite fearless. I’ll pick up the phone…
  • How to start a business on the side while working

    Miriam Salpeter
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    In case you hadn’t noticed, the freelance economy is taking off: more and more people are working for themselves as consultants, selling products or services and creating businesses on the side, even while working a full-time job. These entrepreneurs have what has been dubbed a “side hustle,” or an extra, income earning business they run while working a traditional 9 to 5 job. In our book, Social Networking for Business Success, Hannah Morgan and I term these solopreneurs “MOXIES,” an acronym for people “managing other (secondary), x-tra income…
  • 11 places you haven’t been networking

    Miriam Salpeter
    10 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Everyone knows that referrals are the best way to land interviews, but are you taking advantage of the plethora of networking opportunities you likely encounter every day? Anywhere you can meet someone you don’t know or might like to know better is a chance to network; the more people you meet and convince to invest a little time and energy getting to know you, the more chances you will have to push the door open to a job opportunity. When you network, keep one thing in mind: always talk to people you don’t think can help you. You read that right: you cannot judge a book by…
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    JibberJobber Blog

  • How To: JibberJobber Sync with Google Contacts

    Jason Alba
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:17 am
    This awesome beta feature allows you to have your JibberJobber Contacts in your smartphone.  This works whether you are using Android or an iPhone… or any phone (or system, for that matter) that communicates with Gmail. It’s cooler than an import/export because we are just clicking a few buttons, and not worrying about csv files, cleaning them, downloading, etc.  Here’s how you do the Gmail/JibberJobber sync: Step 1: click on Import/Export from the Contacts dropdown: Step 2: Scroll to the bottom of this page and you’ll see this option… notice it is in Beta.
  • LinkedIn Questions: Shady connections, responding to bad “recommendations,” and contacting via email vs. through LinkedIn

    Jason Alba
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:32 am
    A JibberJobber user recently emailed me a few questions about LinkedIn and said I could share my responses with you.  His questions/text is in bold: I have been consulting for a while, and am now looking for a permanent job. I have a few questions that stop me from moving forward, and I bet it does the same to your clients and readers. When you contact someone on LinkedIn, and they are linked to a person “who will not sing your praises,” what do you do? I am stopped by concern of this. I don’t really care who people are connected to.  Being connected doesn’t mean there is a…
  • What to put on your LinkedIn Profile when you are in transition

    Jason Alba
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:04 am
    This question comes up all the time when I do presentations on LinkedIn.  There are a few different options, depending on the message you want to give (“I need your help…!” OR “I have expertise in this, and oh yeah, I might be open to looking at other opportunities” and everything in-between). Recently I was talking to Nick Jenkins, a senior operations manager based out of Austin, Texas.  Nick has deep experience with the telecom industry but, as we were talking, he was explaining his passion to move to a few other industries (still within technology),…
  • Don’t ask people to connect on LinkedIn until…

    Jason Alba
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:47 am
    If I can, I like to connect people.  It makes me feel good, and some of my contacts simply must connect with one another – they are that cool or complementary! I recently made a connection between two people, and I suggested to one of them to NOT invite the person to connect until they actually had a conversation, and started a relationship. Why? Too often I see people who will take an introduction, ask the person to connect on LinkedIn, and then… nothing. Folks, connecting on LinkedIn IS NOT NETWORKING! Focus on the relationship! Can you help that person?  Can they help you?
  • Favorite Friday: Your LinkedIn Network is Useless if…

    Jason Alba
    18 Apr 2014 | 4:02 am
    Another Favorite Friday from my LinkedIn blog.  This one is about the utility of your LinkedIn contacts.  Too often I’ve heard people say “LinkedIn doesn’t work for me.” That’s like saying “the hammer in my shed doesn’t work for me.”  They don’t tell you that they bought it, put it in the shed, and never used it. You have to do something with it.  The main line in this post is: Your [My] LinkedIn network is USELESS if I… DON’T DO ANYTHING WITH IT! Whether it is LinkedIn, JibberJobber, your business card… the question is: what…
 
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    Talent Talk

  • What is transformational L&D?

    admin
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:11 pm
    There’s a big change hitting the world of Learning & Development, and that change is being driven by visionary companies with big ambitions for their HR Departments. Those ambitions are based on one thing – to ... Read more on the Talent Technologies website
  • Building Organisational Capability

    admin
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:44 am
    We have seen previously that there are 3 levels of organisational capability. Following our post, we have had some requests asking what companies in general (and HR departments in particular) can do to build organisational capability. ... Read more on the Talent Technologies website
  • HR – stop doing this…

    admin
    11 Feb 2014 | 2:41 am
    We recently posted an article on The Matrix and how the movie linked to deeper themes of strategic thinking. And for those of you in HR and management, we highly recommend watching the movie for its ... Read more on the Talent Technologies website
  • How to build your skills in 5 steps

    admin
    17 Jan 2014 | 11:40 pm
    How to build your skills in 5 steps We all want (and need!) to build skills from time to time. However, very few of us seem to follow a process or discipline when we do so. Building ... Read more on the Talent Technologies website
  • How to do 360° feedback – using Agile Methodology

    admin
    17 Jan 2014 | 10:28 pm
    This post combines two themes we see and hear a lot about in tech at the moment – namely 360° feedback and Agile Methodology. Specifically, is it possible to combine these two factors without derailing ... Read more on the Talent Technologies website
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    Carve Consulting: Social Business Consultancy

  • Social Talent

    Monica
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:54 am
    Carve’s Managing Partner Paul Harrison will be hosting a conversation around Social Talent at the changeboard Heads of Resourcing and Talent Roundtable on May 8, 2014. Paul will be exploring how the emergence of the social customer is changing how job-seekers identify, select and engage with potential employers. If you’re a Head of Talent or Head of Resourcing and would like to join this event, please email Porteur Keene
  • Ask Manpower

    Jonathan
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:33 am
    Our fundamental belief at Carve is that people do business with people. So, why not help our clients articulate the value of social media to their own clients and other interested parties? Working with ManpowerGroup, the project was to develop a webinar to help increase awareness about ManpowerGroup’s own interest in social media. The two main aims were to develop leads by displaying ManpowerGroup’s social media savvy and to address and change perceptions of ManpowerGroup. Our solution was to develop a session on Everything you Want to Know About Social but Were Afraid to Ask. The…
  • Social Media Cheat Sheet 2014

    Monica
    2 Apr 2014 | 10:15 am
    Courtesy of: InfinPixels – Web Design London
  • What was your #FirstTweet?

    georgie
    20 Mar 2014 | 7:33 am
    It’s hard to imagine a world without Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, WhatsApp and YouTube, but everything has to start somewhere! Twitter UK have made it even easier for you to discover what your #FirstTweet was (without you having to scroll through thousands of your insightful thoughts and musings through the years). As twitter turns 8, discover your #FirstTweet: http://t.co/8oDcyaNEY1 — Twitter UK (@TwitterUK) March 20, 2014 The Carve team instantly checked what their first  tweets were, hoping for something insightful, interesting or (hopefully) funny after Jonny’s brilliant…
  • Mobile World Congress 2014 – Barcelona

    Chris
    4 Mar 2014 | 7:07 am
    There were over 2,000 companies presenting their products, services and ideas at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. With technologies ranging from water-repellent nano-coating to facial recognition software to connected toothbrushes, there really was no shortage of awe. The Congress had “creating what’s next” as a catchphrase everywhere in Barcelona. So beyond a list of seemingly unrelated technologies, what is really next? One obvious trend to expect from all these technologies is for the level of data available to keep growing exponentially. Firstly, the “visible”…
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    [ Lance Haun ]

  • My Life Won’t Be The Same

    Lance Haun
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    Dear Elida, You joined us just a week ago. While the timing was a little off, we were happy to see your screaming face at 6:26 AM on an otherwise nondescript Tuesday morning. Your mom got more sleep than I did the night before you came, though it probably wasn’t the most relaxing. I sat up in the world’s least comfortable bed contemplating everything I thought I had a few weeks to figure out. Of course, everyone tells you that your life is going to change once your first child arrives. A week in, I can tell you that in a very real sense, it has. It was everything promised to us.
  • Five Ways to Manage Your Content and Maximize Your Influence

    Lance Haun
    14 Mar 2014 | 7:20 am
    I’ve seen a few people talk about the fact that they have (or don’t have) access to LinkedIn’s latest “thing that isn’t job searching”: LinkedIn Influencer. Now, like other business celebrities, you too can exert your influence on the multitudes of LinkedIn users. You create content on LinkedIn, LinkedIn’s algorithms hopefully share it far and wide, and then you become influential. I won’t pick on LinkedIn too much — though I will note that if everyone is an influencer, no one really is — but it’s the same thing I’ve seen with…
  • Forced Resignations and Other Noble HR Myths

    Lance Haun
    11 Dec 2013 | 6:47 am
    This week, I read a story on ESPN about how Mack Brown, coach of the University of Texas football team, is going to resign this week: The source reiterated Brown would not be coaching at Texas in 2014. “By the end of the week, that will be the outcome,” the source told ESPN. “That will happen. It’s a shame after 16 years he’s not able to do it on his own with dignity and grace.” I have no idea if it will actually happen, but that part about doing it on his own terms, with dignity and grace? Yeah I’ve heard that song and dance before. Coaches get fired…
  • This Surprising 20 Second Video Explains the Decline of Journalism

    Lance Haun
    2 Dec 2013 | 6:51 am
    Sorry, you were tricked. There is no video. But before you go, you should realize that when you click on stories with this kind of title, you’re always being tricked. When people talk about consumption in the US, they often talk about the mindless stuff we buy. The biggest offender in these critic’s minds are these Black Friday type of events where people stand in line for hours to save a few hundred dollars on a bigger TV. And there is even more outrage about stores that are open on Thanksgiving now for shopping. When I think about awful consumption patterns though, I think the…
  • Sourcing: Beyond Cool Tools to Talent Acquisition Evolution

    Lance Haun
    3 Oct 2013 | 1:57 pm
    I’m a big fan of cool tools. I have an iPad Mini and a Pebble watch. I’m typing this on a Chromebook (and I can’t wait to get the HP Chromebook 14). If there is a writing app out there, I’ve tried it. If there’s a note taking app, I’ve tried it as well. Both usually get relegated because of my love for Google Docs. As we are wrapping up SourceCon though, what stuck out to me wasn’t so much the latest tips and tools to help those closest to the ground. The biggest takeaway was that sourcing — as a defined, widespread function across multiple…
 
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    EmploymentMetrix.com

  • Always Tell Your Candidates Why They Didn’t Get Hired

    Candace Ferrell
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:18 pm
    The hardest thing for job seekers is waiting around for that email or phone call to see where they stand – that validation of knowing if they got the job or not. We as recruiters use these gut-wrenching phrases, such as “We have decided to pursue other candidates”. They are hard to deliver and hard to receive, but it’s part of our job. And as humans--not just recruiters--we're called to do more.
  • Which is Better? Obamacare or The Affordable Care Act?

    Joe Stubblebine
    31 Mar 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Ok, so we’re a global superpower. We’re home to some of the biggest and brightest technical minds on the planet. And yet we can’t build a web site that allows people to sign up to a government-required program? Sorry, I digress.
  • Employment Data - how to make sense of it all?

    Alex Murphy
    31 Mar 2014 | 9:14 am
    With March's employment numbers right around the corner, and the snow, sleet, and rain storms pretty much behind us, we wait with bated breath to see what March can teach us about how employment is going to shape up for the rest of the year.
  • Treat your candidates like your friends: with respect.

    Lauren Acton
    10 Mar 2014 | 10:45 am
    As recruiters, sometimes we get caught up in our job, and forget about the little things. The real reason we're doing this job. The people. Finding a new job is stressful enough, and taking just a few minutes to treat candidates with respect can go a long way.
  • 6 Fairy Tale Candidates

    JulieShenkman
    7 Mar 2014 | 9:00 am
    When you're looking for job candidates, it is sometimes hard to see everything that the candidate brings to the table.
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    Great Leadership

  • How to Convince Your Boss You’re Ready For a Promotion

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:06 pm
    Guest post from Karin Hurt:You think you’re ready to be promoted. Your boss… not so much. Perhaps she’s known you for years and she still has an outdated view of your professional maturity and competencies. Or, maybe there’s a style difference that’s getting in the way of her seeing your true capabilities. Or, let’s face it, you might not be ready. Getting ticked off will only make matters worse.   Here’s a proven model for approaching the “do you think I’m ready” conversation. RevealShare what you’re feeling and why.  …
  • You Can be a Tough Leader and not be an S.O.B.

    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Have you ever heard this said about a manager:"Well, he gets results, but leaves a trail of bodies in his wake"The thing that drives me crazy is way too many organizations (and people) accept this as OK. You know, you can get results and treat people with respect - the two are not mutually exclusive!Here's another Great Leadership 2x2 model to sum up the relationship between results and respect as they apply to leadership:The great leaders are visionary and set extraordinary goals for themselves and others. They can be demanding, have high expectations, and push their…
  • Add a Little Hoopla to Your Culture

    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Guest post from Dean M. Schroeder:Carl Holte loves Hoopla! Not hoopla as in the form of exuberant celebration, but hoopla as in the name of an improvement technique used at the Web Industries Hartford, Connecticut unit where Carl is the plant manager. Hoopla is a simple, quick improvement technique that is used at the end of every meeting or event. Participants are asked three questions:1)     What Went Well2)     What Didn’t Go Well3)     What Should We Do DifferentlyThe rules for participants are simple:…
  • Repurposing the Performance Conversation

    16 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    Guest post by Great Leadership monthly contributor Beth Armknecht Miller:  When was the last time you had a performance conversation that went well? Or better yet, when was the last time you enjoyed having a performance conversation? Let’s face it; both parties of the conversation generally dread performance conversations, more commonly known as performance reviews. So, why not have a different conversation? How about shifting the conversation to focus on the future and how a person can improve through personal and professional development? The conversation you should be having is…
  • 30 Thoughts We All Have in Staff Meetings:

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:12 am
    Right before the meeting:1. Arrgh, I’m supposed to be at a meeting in 10 minutes. What the heck is it for, who’s running it, and where is it?2. Oh no, it's the dreaded staff meeting! I’d better take a look at the agenda and make sure I wasn’t supposed do anything to prepare. 3. Dang – we’re supposed to do status updates. No problem, I’ve got 8 more minutes.4. I hope there are donuts. Last time there was nothing but bran muffins and fruit. I hate this new wellness stuff. I really miss donuts. Chocolate cover glazed Krispy Creams. 5. I wonder if I can find a box of Krispy…
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    The Accidental IT Leader

  • The Secret To Being Thought Of As A Brilliant IT Manager

    drjim
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    It turns out that it’s easy to be thought of as a brilliant IT manager… Image Credit So here’s a quick question for you: what is the most pleasant thing that anyone on your IT team can hear? If you guessed “their name”, then congratulations, you got it right! t turns out that we all like to hear our name – it’s basically music to our ears. This is nice to know, but it hints at a big problem with our IT manager skills that most of us IT managers have – we talk too much! The Problem With Talking Too Much Hey, we’re IT managers and we’ve got a lot…
  • Have A Very Happy Easter!

    drjim
    17 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    If It's Easter, Then Spring Must Be Here!   Finally! Easter has finally arrived. I hope that you are going to be able to take some time off and celebrate this special season as Spring is just around the corner and Winter is quickly becoming a distant memory! I’m going to take this week off and get some well deserved rest. However, I’ll be back next week with some great new IT Manager tips and techniques for you. Enjoy this week and we’ll talk again next week… - Dr. Jim Anderson
  • The 2 Secrets Weapons That Every IT Manager Has

    drjim
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    With two of these, every IT manager can do a better jobImage Credit IT managers are always searching for the “silver bullet” of IT manager skills that will transform them from average managers into super managers. You know, the ones that their IT team adores and would follow across burning coals if that’s what they asked them to do. It turns out that you already have what it takes in order to make a giant stride closer to being this ideal manager. In fact you have the two things that you need: ears. It’s All About Active Listening If you really want to connect with the…
  • What Is An IT Manager To Do When Employees Leave With Code?

    drjim
    3 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    What is the IT manager’s responsibility to prevent code theft?Image Credit The most interesting case is starting to unfold in New York city. The Manhattan District Attorney (their top cop) has filed charges against three IT workers. The crime that they are accused of is leaving the company and taking a copy of the firm’s proprietary high-speed trading code with them. If they did this, then it was wrong. However, does some of the blame have to fall on their IT management? The Crime It’s important to keep in mind that at this point-in-time all we are dealing with is some…
  • How Should An IT Manager Say “Thanks”?

    drjim
    27 Mar 2014 | 2:00 am
    There is a lot of power in saying thanksImage Credit In the movie Dune the good guys come up with a sonic weapon called a Weirding Module that allows them to transform their spoken word into a powerful weapon. It turns out that among the IT manager skills that we have, we have powerful words at our command that if we know about them we can use to create powerful results. The Power Of “Thanks” If you were to take a poll of the members of your team and ask them what attributes of their job they felt were the most important, what answers do you think that you’d get? A lot of us…
 
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    Mary Elizabeth Bradford - The Career Artisan

  • Executive Cover Letters: 3 Secrets to Cover Letters that WIN Interviews!

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Did you know that your cover letter (in the hands of a key decision maker) determines whether or not your resume gets read at all? Cover letters are so critically important to making the right first impression; you just can’t afford to go wrong here. It can be tempting to want to skimp on really […]
  • Is Your Networking Approach Missing These 3 “Must Haves”?

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Networking is a hot topic. It’s common to hear that the majority of jobs are won through some form of networking, so if you plan on getting another job in your lifetime, then learning about networking is a wise choice! If you are wondering where in the world to start learning how to network, if […]
  • The Executive Job Search and My Success Rates

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:55 am
    I am often asked by potential clients what my success rates are. They usually follow with, “I know it can be hard to say…” The truth is that with the right planning, marketing collateral, and job search strategies, job searching and career transitioning can be easy. And it is for A LOT of people that […]
  • Best Companies to Work for in 2014

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:20 am
        A fantastic list of the 25 employee-rated US companies to work for, including Solar City, Southwest, Intuit, Red Hat, LinkedIn and more!   http://www.businessinsider.com/best-companies-to-work-for-in-2014-glassdoor-2013-12?op=1     Share this:
  • Follow Up Secrets: Endorsements, Testimonials, and References – Your Secret Weapons

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    27 Mar 2014 | 5:46 am
    There is nothing like a third-party endorsement to earn someone’s trust and respect. But you have to do it right. You don’t want to attach letters of recommendation – these are too long. What you want is to create one or two pages of short quotes from people who have worked with you in the […]
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    CAREEREALISM.com

  • How To Create An Effective Resume Even If You Were Fired

    Don Goodman
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:00 pm
    How can you make an effective resume after getting fired? People get fired from the job for various reasons. However, to a potential new employer it may leave an unfavorable connotation on the candidate. Related: How To Answer, ‘Have You Ever Been Fired?’ If you find yourself in such a situation, you may have a number of questions concerning how to address the adverse reactions a potential employer may pose. You may have questions, such as: How do I impress an employer given I was fired from my last job? Do I include the job on my resume? How should I answer when asked the reason for…
  • Networking: The Art Of The Cold Call (Or E-mail)

    Marcy Twete
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:42 pm
    When you hear the words “cold call,” you probably associate them with the words “cold sweat.” Calling someone you don’t know, or even sending an introductory e-mail, can be terrifying for even the most expert networker. Of course, a cold call or e-mail isn’t ideal, but it can be necessary. Related: Top 10 People You Must Have In Your Network To Find A Job Your goal should always be to explore potential warm connections. When you find that person you’re dying to network with and/or talk to about a potential job, you’ll scour LinkedIn, Facebook, Google, and any other resource…
  • The Professional’s 5-Step Guide To Food Etiquette In The Workplace

    Oral Seymour
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Your lunch hour is your down time to refuel, relax, and prepare yourself for the final few hours of work. Whether you choose to eat in your office cafeteria, or eat while you work at your desk, there are a few rules of etiquette that can make lunch hour more pleasant for you and your colleagues. Related: Office Etiquette: Do You Know The Basics? Some of you may read the title of this article and wonder why food etiquette is important to your career. If this describes you, then you are probably breaking several of these very simple rules of food etiquette in the workplace and didn’t even…
  • Play Your Cards Right To Secure A Dream Interview

    Lis McGuire
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Are you worried that your CV is getting lost in the recruiter’s shuffle? Are you dwelling on what you perceive to be a bum deal, rather than playing the hand you’ve been dealt to your advantage? Related: 8 Common Interview Mistakes That Cost You The Job Writing a compelling CV is never an easy task, especially when the stakes are high and the potential prize is an interview for a dream job. This handy infographic from Giraffe CVs outlines some common job search conundrums, advising in each case whether you should ‘hold ‘em or fold ‘em’ to secure your dream job. Follow these simple…
  • This Theory Of Awesomeness Leads To Your Dream Job

    Ryan Niessen
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Are you tired of living a mediocre life? Do you know that you’re capable of doing more, but not 100% sure what that is and how to get there? Maybe you’re comfortable with your job, and feel like you should be happy with what you have… After all, other people you know seem happy there. Related: Getting Your Dream Job: What You Can Learn From Harry Potter Well, I have good news for you. You’re not the only one feeling that way, and you are capable of more. You just need to apply… “The Theory of Awesomeness” I’ll explain this awesome theory in a moment. First, here’s a…
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    Lindsay Olson

  • 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…
  • Earned, Owned…and Paid? It’s all Part of PR

    Lindsay
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:34 am
    This is a post by PR columnist, Alison Kenney.PR first moved into the ‘social space’ by creating and promoting content. ‘Content is king!’ And, ‘if you build it (i.e. deliver great content) they will come (i.e. audiences will flock to your brand page).’ Now the writing is on the wall (to use another trite expression) and it’s no longer enough to post great content on social. It’s become a pay-for-play world for brands that want to get their messages heard on social networks as this Social Media Explorer post explains.How do PR pros bridge the paid and earned media services…
  • How is your ‘coffice’ etiquette?

    Lindsay
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:55 am
    This is a post by PR Columnist, Alison Kenney.I think it’s safe to say that everyone will at some time experience working from a coffee shop. Even if you’re not a regular telecommuter, you’ll spend some time trying to get a few to-do’s done when you’re on the road, or you’ll escape to a local shop on a work-from-home day.What’s the attraction? Well, duh, there’s coffee. And usually some good-looking other stuff to eat.But there’s also a good business reason to do it. In one of its most-read leadership articles of 2013, Fast Company outlined the reasons everyone should…
  • Creating an Action Plan for Landing Your Dream Job

    Lindsay
    11 Mar 2014 | 5:13 am
    This is a guest post by Helen Evans, Marketing manager of Jobtonic.Every person has their dream job. More often than not, people fall into old habits and stick with a job that they truly do not like. While this may be a necessity in some cases, it probably won’t lead to better opportunities. Instead, it is up to you to create an action plan so that you can work at Google Plex or any other company that you have a burning desire to be employed by.Define Your Dream JobFirst, you must figure out what your current dream job truly is. This will change greatly over time, but define it now.Where do…
  • Recap of 2nd Annual Solo PR Summit

    Lindsay
    26 Feb 2014 | 10:23 am
    This is a post by PR Columnist, Alison Kenney.If you think professional development is different for independent PR pros than it is for agency or in-house staff — think again!Sure, independents aren’t likely to have access to corporate training and development. And their budgets for professional development might be smaller than other PR pros’. But solo PR pros have the same need for conferences and events that can help them stay on top of trends in the PR industry, learn from expert case studies and bring them together with other practitioners in their field.Luckily, there’s now…
 
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    CareerSolvers

  • LinkedIn “Netiquette” Are You Asking for Too Much Too Soon?

    Barbara Safani
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:29 pm
    I was recently interviewed by my hometown newspaper, the New York Post, about the do’s and don’ts of LinkedIn etiquette. One of the biggest problems I see with people’s approach to using LinkedIn for job search is that many have unrealistic expectations for the online relationship and ask for too much too soon. Something strange seems to happen to some people when they network online. It’s as if some people think that none of the common rules for building relationships exist. Could you imagine ever saying any of the following things over the phone or in person to…
  • Spring Cleaning for Your Job Search

    Barbara Safani
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Spring is here and it’s time for some Spring cleaning. That goes for your career strategy as well.  Have you given any thought to trimming your bloated, outdated resume or banking some of your new networking contacts to help advance your job prospects  this season? Here are 7 easy steps you can take right now to get your career on course and ensure you are prepared for future opportunities. Ditch toxic people. You know the ones I’m talking about. They are the people who say no one is hiring, you’re too old to find a new job, you make too much money, you’d be crazy…
  • Ten Ways to Make Sure You Don’t Get Hired

    Barbara Safani
    1 Apr 2014 | 4:47 pm
    Here are ten ways I see job seekers sabotaging their job search. Are you guilty of any of these mistakes? Inflate their qualifications or lie on their resume. While a resume is not a legal document, it should be an accurate representation of your experience and achievements. I advocate for showing your employment history in the best possible light, buy lying is never wise. Forget to proofread their resume. One of the easiest ways to show an employer you don’t pay much attention to details is to submit a resume with a typo. Check, double-check, and triple check your document. Use…
  • Interview Tips for Men: What’s in Your Wallet?

    Barbara Safani
    20 Mar 2014 | 4:31 pm
    My male clients often ask me questions about appropriate interview dress. Most know to wear a suit and tie and polish their shoes. But I recently read a great post by Ann Lindsay of Style of Success, an image consulting firm specializing in men, titled What Does Your Wallet Say About You? If you think about it, your wallet is a huge part of your interview attire.You may need to pull it out during the interview so you can give out your business card or accept cards from others. So what does your wallet say about you? According to Lindsay, the wallet is often the weak link in a man’s…
  • Yes, You Should Send a Thank You Letter

    Barbara Safani
    10 Mar 2014 | 4:26 pm
    Thank you letters are an excellent self-marketing tool and a critical component of your job search strategy. The time spent crafting a targeted thank you letter after an interview will be well spent and can contribute to a more credible and efficient search. Here’s why. A thank you letter creates an opportunity to reconnect with employers. Chances are you are one of many candidates being interviewed for an open position. Writing a follow up letter allows you to build a relationship with the interviewer and develop rapport. By expressing your gratitude for the interview and recapping the…
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    Blue Sky Resumes Blog

  • How to Make a Career Change With No Experience

    Louise Fletcher
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:59 am
    So you’ve decided that you want to change careers, but you have no experience in your chosen field. If this is you, you may find yourself getting discouraged. But you mustn’t let your current lack of experience stop you from following your dreams. Instead, you’re going to need to get some … but how do you do that when no-one will give you a job? Here are 5 time-tested ways to gain the experience you need and ensure that you can make that leap to a new career. Work for free One simple way to do this is to offer to work for free in your target industry or profession. After all, your…
  • How to Get a Job at Google

    Phil Fletcher
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:57 am
    An interesting look at the qualities Google look for in prospective employees. For every job, though, the No. 1 thing we look for is general cognitive ability, and it’s not I.Q. It’s learning ability. It’s the ability to process on the fly. It’s the ability to pull together disparate bits of information. We assess that using structured behavioral interviews that we validate to make sure they’re predictive.” Google attracts so much talent it can afford to look beyond traditional metrics, like G.P.A. And in an age when innovation is increasingly a group endeavor, it also cares about…
  • 5 Minute LinkedIn Marketing Planner

    Phil Fletcher
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:56 am
    Follow these simple steps from Bluewire Media and in just 5 minutes a day you can boost your profile on LinkedIn, increasing the number of connection requests and the number of people who’ll see your information.
  • Danny Gregory on Creativity and Redefining Failure

    Louise Fletcher
    22 Apr 2014 | 8:50 am
    Artist and writer Danny Gregory has a great post up about the gap between what we creatives want to achieve and what we actually achieve. He writes about the switch from dreaming about being a great artist/writer/musician/graphic designer/whatever to actually taking the first action – playing the first note, trying the first painting, creating the first website design – and really gets to the heart of what it means to struggle as a creative professional: And beginning starts in a realm you can only imagine, because you haven’t ever been there. You’ve seen other people achieve…
  • Inspiration

    Phil Fletcher
    20 Apr 2014 | 7:10 am
    I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.
 
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    Sweet Careers Consulting

  • 5 Tips for Staying Employable as a Young Professional

    Sweet - aka Grace Kutney
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:05 am
    Whether you’re just about to start your first professional job or you’ve been working for a few years, the need to keep your skills fresh and relevant is always present. US workers will hold an average of 11 jobs over the course of their lifetime; your first professional job is not likely going to be your last. Here are 5 tips for staying employable, even when you’re already employed: 1. Continue networking - Even though you have a job and are not actively searching for employment, continue to network and build your base of professional connections. Consider joining…
  • Quick Tips: Save backup copies of your resume!

    Sweet - aka Grace Kutney
    20 Mar 2014 | 1:51 pm
    You work so hard to tailor your resume for each specific position. You word-smith and tweak, re-size and fuss until it is absolutely perfect. You submit the resume for the job and follow up with the employer a few days later, only to receive awful news. The file got corrupted somehow and they couldn’t read your resume!! You tell them it’s not a problem and that you’ll re-submit right away, but quickly discover that your resume file is completely corrupted on your hard drive! To avoid the scenario above, here are some tips to ensure you always have backups of your resume.
  • Recap of Entry Level Jobs and Internships Shared Mar 9-15, 2014

    Sweet - aka Grace Kutney
    18 Mar 2014 | 4:24 pm
    [View the story "Recap of Entry Level Jobs and Internships Shared Mar 9-15, 2014" on Storify] You may also be interested in: Recap of Entry Level Jobs and Internships Shared Mar 2-8, 2014 Recap of Entry Level Jobs and Internships Shared Feb 23-Mar 1 , 2014 Recap of Entry Level Jobs and Internships Shared Feb 16-22, 2014 Recap of Entry Level Jobs and Internships Shared Feb 9-15, 2014 Recap of Entry Level Jobs and Internships Shared Feb 1-8, 2014
  • Recap of Entry Level Jobs and Internships Shared Mar 2-8, 2014

    Sweet - aka Grace Kutney
    11 Mar 2014 | 3:17 pm
    [View the story "Recap of Entry Level Jobs and Internships Shared Mar 2-8, 2014" on Storify] You may also be interested in: Recap of Entry Level Jobs and Internships Shared Feb 23-Mar 1 , 2014 Recap of Entry Level Jobs and Internships Shared Feb 16-22, 2014 Recap of Entry Level Jobs and Internships Shared Feb 9-15, 2014 Recap of Entry Level Jobs and Internships Shared Feb 1-8, 2014 Recap of Entry Level Jobs and Internships Shared Jan 27-31, 2014
  • Questions Answered: Should I transfer to a different school?

    Sweet - aka Grace Kutney
    4 Mar 2014 | 9:14 pm
    Question: A bunch of my friends from high school and I got together over winter break. All of them went to big universities in our home state, while I went away to a small liberal arts college in a different state. They were all teasing me that I would never find a job with my degree because I go to such a small unknown school. I like my school a lot, and have made a lot of friends, but it is super expensive. Since I got back to campus, I’ve been stewing on all the teasing and now I am seriously thinking about transferring next fall! If I ask people at my school, of course they will…
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    Success Circuit

  • DJ Clark – Teen Idol Revisited

    Michelle
    13 Apr 2014 | 10:22 am
    In July 2013, we spoke to young actor DJ Clark and writer/director James T Kirk about their web show, Teen Idol. James is a fan of the Fox TV show Glee and especially a fan of actor, author and screen writer Chris Colfer. After appearing as an extra in Chris' film Struck by Lightning, James was inspired to write his own show. I caught up with James and DJ to see how they were both getting on.
  • Daniel Pearson

    Michelle
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    He has been heard on BBC Radio, hailed as ‘The UK’s best new singer-songwriter’ by Allgigs and has over 23,000 Twitter followers! Daniel Pearson is a British songwriter and musician who started his solo work in 2010 and has had soaring successes with his albums.  I’m an indie rock singer-songwriter and I’ve released two albums […]
  • Anna Renee Roberts Revisited

    Michelle
    30 Mar 2014 | 8:49 am
    We last heard from Anna Roberts in September 2013 where we learned about her acting and singing role in the popular web series Destroy the Alpha Gammas (DAG). In recent months, her life has spiralled in different directions and landed her solidly on the path of music, leading to two single releases and an album […]
  • Jake Hyndman-Whittier – Something Like Kites

    Michelle
    25 Mar 2014 | 1:30 pm
      Like many musicians, Something Like Kites singer Jake is building his dream from the ground up. Something like Kites is a ‘one-man band hybrid of pop, electro, acoustic and hip-hop music’. It still strikes me just how hard musicians have to work, especially if they do not belong to a record company and where […]
  • Kate Drummond – The Tale of Grim

    Michelle
    21 Mar 2014 | 2:18 pm
    I wonder how many of you are gamers. You may be aware of the popular Splinter Cell series of games. Even though I am not a gamer, when I was approached about school teacher turned actress Kate Drummond who plays the lead character Anna Grimsdottir (Grim) in the Splinter Cell: Blacklist games, I just had […]
 
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    Dan Erwin

  • My Two "Favorite" Buzzwords

    Dan Erwin
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Over three decades of business consulting, no two terms have continued to surface more, given me more business projects, occupied more of my time and yet seem utterly devoid of any actual meaning than these: leader (or leadership) and strategy. Upon hearing them from many individuals and reading about them again and again, I’m often reminded of McBeth: these words are “full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”  The buzzwords surface everywhere in business, sometimes in overwhelmingly disparate contexts. “This guy is a great leader,” “she really needs to learn to lead,”…
  • Carol Dweck on Learning to Fulfill Your Potential

    Dan Erwin
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:44 am
    Carol Dweck's diagram contrasts the "fixed-mindset" with the "growth-mindset." Those with a “growth mindset" recognize that struggles can be overcome with “effort, strategy and good instruction.” A description of her eureka moment, the basic research, how others have grown and how you can use her insights, follows the diagram.         Stanford’s Carol Dweck has spent her career studying failure and how people react to failure. Her research revealed that not all people react by breaking out in hives. Though most hated failure,…
  • When Can You Trust an Expert?

    Dan Erwin
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:46 am
    Malcolm Gladwell’s best seller, Blink, begins with the memorable story of art experts asked to determine whether a magnificent example of a kouros, a sculpture of a striding boy, was genuine. Several of the experts had a strong visceral reaction in their gut. They believed it was a fake. But they were not able to say what it was that made them uneasy. Their decision was a classic case of intuition. The experts knew it was a fake but didn’t know how they knew that. Those who read the story and the book might have come away with an almost magical view of intuition. That would be a wrong…
  • "Scaling Up Excellence"

    Dan Erwin
    11 Apr 2014 | 4:40 am
    Bob Sutton and Huggy Rao’s new book, Scaling Up Excellence, is one of those books you’ll go back to again and again. Plenty of people know exactly what scaling is, but more don’t. I’ve got a lot of clarity on where I first encountered the term in business fifteen years ago--and the demands that were asked of me. A long-time friend and client wanted to make some very important culture changes in his leadership team. When we started our conversation, the focus was very clear and he kept going back to it over several interactions. He wanted the best scalable competencies to enable his…
  • Bad Is Clearly Stronger Than Good

    Dan Erwin
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:57 am
    One of the most useful and pragmatic studies over the past decade is that of Baumeister and colleagues, “Bad is stronger than good.”  The research finds that the greater power of bad events and bad feedback over good is found in everyday events, major life events, close relationship outcomes, romance, social network patterns, interpersonal interactions and learning processes. That means that bad emotions, bad parents and bad feedback have more impact that good ones. The research and its applications are so significant that I want to pull out a few issues from the study. I’ll write…
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    The Insider's Interview Blog

  • Apr 24, After the Interview - 7 Simple Steps to Success

    24 Apr 2014 | 4:46 am
    What should you do after the interview? Find out what steps to take to make sure you increase your chances of job interview success. Competition for job opportunities is fierce, set yourself apart from the other job candidates by following up properly after the interview.
  • Apr 16, Receptionist Job Description

    15 Apr 2014 | 11:48 pm
    Complete receptionist job description clearly outlines the common tasks and responsibilities of the receptionist position across a range of companies. Receptionist are pivotal to how a company is perceived by customers and clients, they are the front line image of the company and it is a varied and demanding job. Use this detailed description to write your resume, cover letter and prepare for your job interview.
  • Apr 9, Supervisor Interview Questions

    9 Apr 2014 | 6:30 am
    Sample supervisor interview questions asked for a range of different supervisory jobs. Feel confident that you are well prepared for your supervisor job interview, be ready with winning interview answers and impress as the perfect candidate.
  • Apr 1, Entry Level Administrative Assistant Resume

    1 Apr 2014 | 2:36 am
    Get help with writing your entry level administrative assistant resume. Find out how to overcome the challenge of lack of work experience by focusing on your strengths and competencies. Know how to format an entry-level resume to ensure you get your job application noticed.
  • Mar 24, Nursing Job Interview Essential Guide

    24 Mar 2014 | 12:34 am
    Be ready for your nursing job interview with this step by step guide to success.Know the nursing interview questions to expect and how to answer them, select from the list of good questions to ask the interviewer and make use of the nurse interview tips to stand out as the right job candidate. Come across as the best prepared and most professional candidate for the nursing job opportunity and get the job you want.
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    The Hiring Site

  • Mobile Recruiting: What Does Mobile REALLY Mean?

    Deanna Hartley
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    OH NO! That woman at the bus stop just checked her smartphone and was about to hit “apply” when … the bus arrived, she closed out the browser window in frustration, hopped on the bus and forgot all about that job posting she was interested in that morning. Chances are if the website she was on had been responsive, she likely would’ve completed the transaction from her bus seat on the fly. That woman may have been your dream candidate, and this is an example of missed opportunities your company may experience on a daily basis if you haven’t considered a mobile…
  • 4 Generations of Health Care Workers: How Can Hospitals Meet Their Needs?

    Guest Contributor
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:16 am
    With four distinct generations of health care workers bringing different expectations and behaviors to their jobs, hospitals are finding creative ways to meet their needs. ABOUT THIS SERIES: H&HN’s bimonthly “Generations in the Workplace” series focuses on the challenges of four generations of employees working side by side in the hospital. Over the course of 2013, H&HN examined their different expectations and work habits, and what it takes to maintain a spirit of good will and cooperation. The next installment, in March, will look at how generational…
  • How Health Care Staffing and Education Affect Patient Outcomes

    Guest Contributor
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:59 pm
    Nurse staffing and education levels both affect outcomes, according to research backed by a division of the National Institutes of Health and a European Union organization. The researchers concluded that each additional surgery patient in a nurse’s workload increased the likelihood that a patient would die within 30 days of admission by 7 percent, according to the NIH’s National Institute of Nursing Research. The researchers also concluded that for every 10 percent increase in bachelor’s degrees among nurses, the likelihood that a patient would die falls 7 percent. The…
  • Mentoring is Like Exercise: Keep Employees on a Career Fitness Regimen

    Deanna Hartley
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Mentoring is kind of like exercise: It can be instrumental in our growth, requires commitment and work before we see results — and while some of us need more it than others, at the end of the day everyone can benefit from it. Here are three simple tips to introduce or ramp up a mentoring program in your organization to keep your employees on a career fitness regimen. Offer a mentoring membership. The key to a healthy fitness regimen is to maintain a regular schedule, right?In the same way a gym membership enables people to stick with the program and work out regularly, offering employees…
  • 1 in 3 Employers Will Hire Temporary Workers in Q2

    Deanna Hartley
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Trends we’re a bit skeptical of: oil pulling (swishing oil in your mouth for beauty benefits) and meggings (yep, man tights). One trend we CAN get behind: temporary hiring. That’s right — about 1 in 3 employers (33 percent) say they’ll hire temporary or contract workers over the next three months, up from 32 percent this time last year. That’s according to a recent CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers and HR professionals in the U.S. Some good news: More than a quarter of employers (26 percent) plan to transition some of these folks into permanent…
 
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    Harrison Barnes

  • What You Want, Do Not Want and Need to Be

    Harrison Barnes
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    When I was younger and less experienced in the ways of business, I made some huge mistakes. One of the most memorable mistakes I ever made was hiring someone to work for me for a healthy six-figure salary in a job I did not even understand. The person interviewed well but some strange things happened during the interview. For example, about 45 minutes into the interview, the person mentioned he had a dog in the car that needed a walk. There was also the faint aroma of alcohol that clung to the air. The person also had several gaps in his resume that he did not explain very well. …
  • Surround Yourself with Positive People

    Harrison Barnes
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    A few years ago I made friends with a guy I met at a self-improvement seminar. It was his second time attending the seminar; apparently he had gotten incredible results the first time around. According to this man, he had lost fifty pounds, had given up drinking and drugs, was cured of his ADD, stopped working fourteen hours a day every day of the week, started exercising daily, dramatically improved his marriage and family life, and started a successful new career–all after attending the seminar. He credited this massive and profound life turnaround to going to the seminar. In fact, he…
  • The Effect of a Weakening Economy on the Job Market

    Harrison Barnes
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    In the latter half of 2008 Wall Street and the banking system were undergoing major changes. I remember hearing the stress in people’s voices when I spoke to them in New York, and I believed we had reached a sea change of sorts, in the way the job market and the economy were about to shift. The economy was clearly in very serious trouble. After 9/11, the Federal Reserve lowered interest rates, which stimulated many housing purchases across the land, allowed for the refinancing of homes, and put a lot of money into the economy. This was largely possible due to the securities markets,…
  • Finding Jobs Where There Are No Job Openings

    Harrison Barnes
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    I’m a businessperson. As a businessperson, I find I get a lot of phone calls from private equity companies and so forth throughout the day. I enjoy getting these phone calls, not necessarily because I’m looking for their investment, because it can come with a lot of strings attached. Rather, I’m interested in learning about their perspective of business. They tend to call about the businesses I’m running that are hot at the moment and doing well, where the revenue’s increasing. People in the investment banking business and private equity business are trained as a general…
  • Self-Image

    Harrison Barnes
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    When I was around 13 years old, I was doing so poorly in school that I was told I could not return the next year to the private high school I was attending. To add insult to injury, the school told me I would be lucky to finish high school at a public high school and should consider going to a special needs school. They called my parents into a meeting where they presented them with all sorts of brochures for boarding schools for special needs kids who would never amount to much. I still remember reading those brochures in amazement. I’d always done exceptionally well on standardized tests,…
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    careerdoctor.org

  • College Majors Related to Sports

    Randall
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Starr writes: I’m in college and will soon face the dilemma of having to choose a major, a frightening concept when I have no real clue. I am an athlete (swimmer) and would like a career in sports/athletics. I don’t think I have the stamina or aptitude to be a sports doctor, like I had dreamt of, but I know there must be other exciting opportunities that await me. My question for you is, where should I begin to look at sports/athletic careers? Teaching is on the low end of the totem pole of excitement, so I’d like to consider everything from physical therapy to perhaps…
  • Followup is Key in the Face of No Replies from Employers

    Randall
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Bill writes: I’ve sent out 175 resumes. For some I’ve received an email acknowledgments, and for others I received snail mail acknowledgments, but the rest I’ve received neither. How should I handle the no replies? Should I send another resume – or email or phone them? The Career Doctor responds: Bill, okay . . . I am assuming you sent out cover letters with your resumes, and I am further assuming you followed the proper cover letter techniques – specifically, writing to a named individual, requesting an interview, and promising action – I would strongly suggest that…
  • Responding to Behavioral Questions on an Application Form

    Randall
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Dardo writes: I am trying to fill in an employment form. At the last part they ask 5 questions on “General Information.” There are two of them for which I can’t find any good/”cool”/adequate answer. They are: Which has been the most difficult problem you have faced (in your job, school, etc) and how did you solve it? Give an example of a situation where you solved a problem in an original or unusual way. I just cannot remember any difficult, valuable problem to present. I am somehow blocked. Could you give me some tips or hints to give efficient answers (what can…
  • Discreetly Apply for Job in Parent Company?

    Randall
    2 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Michael writes: I am currently working for a subsidiary of a large corporation. I am interested in working for the parent corporation and would like to seek out a job position there. Yes, I know – technically, I am working for the parent company but would like to work for them directly (for career advancement). What is the best way to approach this situation while “keeping it under the hat” for the time being with the subsidiary company? Are there ethical issues involved here? Would it be more like applying for a transfer or do I apply with a resume and cover letter like I would…
  • Is Age Discrimination His Problem?

    Randall
    31 Mar 2014 | 12:00 am
    W.J.S. writes: I am a middle-aged, formerly middle-management, middle-income man who has been downsized from a corporate position. I have been actively seeking employment and have been trying to network, send out resumes etc. I have had my resume professionally written, have a B.S. and an excellent career history with excellent reviews. All this considered, I am working as a security guard which I took as an interim job. I can’t even seem to get an interview. Could there possibly be age discrimination? What’s your opinion? The Career Doctor responds: I think the most important…
 
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    Quintessential Resumes & Cover Letters Blog

  • What If the Accomplishments on Your Resume Are Not Quantifiable?

    adminQRCL
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:41 am
    Content from our resume-writing partner, Great Resumes Fast: About GreatResumesFast.com Performance metrics are a good way to sell yourself as an ideal job candidate. Showing that you came into an entry-level position and made your way up the ladder to management can really show that you have something many candidates don’t — and that can be a strong motivating factor for hiring managers. But what if you don’t have performance metrics like these? How do you still work metrics into your resume to showcase what you are capable of? You Can Probably Still Find Achievements to Quantify So…
  • Do Soft Skills Belong on Your Resume?

    adminQRCL
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
    Content from our resume-writing partner, Great Resumes Fast: About GreatResumesFast.com Too many job-search articles discuss the importance of “soft skills” and how critical they are on your resume. I’ve even seen so-called experts list the top 10 critical soft skills that must be on your resume. Problem solver, team player, and great communicator tend to top the list of desirable skills; but what do hiring managers think about these terms? Frankly, these soft skills are applicable to any job-seeker in the market. Therefore, they fail to differentiate you and your expertise. A…
  • These Tools Help You Identify Resume Keywords

    adminQRCL
    7 Apr 2014 | 6:57 am
    Because of Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS), keywords on resumes  are all-important, but it’s not always easy to know which keywords to use. We offer tips in our article, Tapping the Power of Keywords to Enhance Your Resume, and its sidebars, but here are a couple of newer tools that have emerged. Jobscan A popular service called Preptel was available to job-seekers for a few years for comparing the keyword in a resume with the keywords in a job posting. Preptel is no more, but now Jobscan is available. A fast, free, and simple tool, Jobscan enables you to paste your resume into one box…
  • Power Up Your Cover Letters 3 Ways

    adminQRCL
    2 Apr 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Content from our resume-writing partner, Great Resumes Fast: About GreatResumesFast.com Can a cover letter really win you an interview? Isn’t that supposed to be the job of the resume? A resume isn’t the sole determining factor in whether you get the interview. A cover letter absolutely can play a deciding role in securing an interview, and I’m going to share with you three secrets that we utilize in the cover letters we write for our clients that generate immediate interview interest. We list 3 reasons the job-seekers behind the cover letters excel as candidates. We don’t pull any…
  • You Have Precious Seconds to Capture Resume Reader’s Attention

    adminQRCL
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:01 pm
    Content from our resume-writing partner, Great Resumes Fast: About GreatResumesFast.comA new study by the Harris Poll conducted on behalf of CareerBuilder confirmed that an overwhelming majority of recruiters and HR professionals invest less than two minutes reviewing a candidate’s resume. Furthermore, almost 20% of the recruiters and HR professionals surveyed stated that they invest 30 seconds or less. So what’s a job-seeker to do with a shrinking window of time to capture the employer’s attention? [EDITOR'S NOTE: These are actually some of the lengthier numbers we're heard of. Other…
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    Executive Resume Services

  • Are You Adding To Your Authority?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    One of the ways to improve your online brand is by being active online in ways that focus on your professional arena. You can start out by using search engines to find news in your field, but you can also find niche communities of your peers and connect on social media sites like LinkedIn, Google+, and Facebook. Once you have some professional places to hang out on the web it’s a good idea to start interacting with others on those sites. Make intelligent comments on blog posts, have discussions that are courteous, and always have a link back to your own blog under your name. Be the…
  • What’s Your Career Plan?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    Have you ever really looked at blueprints? We had our own experience with them last year when we expanded our office. They can make most people’s eyes glaze over, but  those professional schematic drawings are the reason buildings don’t fall down, plumbing works efficiently, and electric outlets are located where you want to plug in your hair dryer. Professional plans mean that using the hairdryer in the bathroom doesn’t blow a circuit because the wiring is sufficient for the task. Professionals use the training and experience they possess to create building plans that will…
  • Has Heartbleed Affected Your Job Search?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:11 am
            By now, I hope you have heard of Heartbleed, that notorious bug that has been infiltrating “secure” sites for the last two years and quietly stealing information without a trace. It’s ugly, but it also is a good reminder that there will always be some hacker out there trying to get past everyone’s guard. Neil Rubenking at SecurityWatch  says the fallout of Heartbleed is the need for everyone to change every one of their passwords. “Your secure sites fall in to three categories, those that are still vulnerable, those that were…
  • Don’t Waste Your Profile Pic On These Things!

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    The photo you use for your profile on social media and professional sites is prime real estate. This is the face of your online brand, right? This picture is what comes up on an internet search by a potential employer, colleagues looking at your LinkedIn profile, and networking contacts. People are normally visually-oriented, and that profile pic is what their eyes go to first. So why waste that advantage? No profile pic at all is like saying you don’t care — so why should they care? Using a logo markets that logo, not your career Poorly lit, grainy photos don’t say much…
  • Are You Putting Your Resumes In The Right Places?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Have you ever gone past a series of modern windmills? I just did recently-they were amazing. At first, they don’t look real. Then as you get closer, they begin to loom in jaw-dropping proportions because they are huge. These gigantic pinwheels are carefully placed to catch the wind in the best spots available. A lot of study goes into how tall they need to be, where they should be located, and which direction they should face. This is because they are very expensive to manufacture and install so they need to be where they will catch the most wind and generate the most power. Why would…
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    Mystic Madness

  • Healthy Eating Habits

    admin22
    22 Apr 2014 | 11:49 pm
    Everyone needs to eat to keep life moving. Food is very important in the life of both humans and non humans. It is necessary for proper growth and healthy maintenance of the body system. Different categories of humans may require different food intake. For an instance, infants may eat for about four to five times in a day; kids, teenagers, youths, and adults have a slightly different intake of food. The following healthy eating tips may assist greatly.   Healthy eating tips Ø  On the average, eat three meals per day; that is, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some people take just…
  • Looking Good Always

    admin22
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:26 pm
    Looking good is very important. It is something that everyone ought to be ritualistic about. Many people are just being unnecessarily lazy to ensure that they look good, beautiful or handsome. It is germane to say at this juncture that beauty is no longer only in the eyes of the beholder. Beauty is now in the eyes of everyone that will look at you. In the beginning The journey to the destination of looking good starts in the morning during your showers. Be sure to remove the dead skin cells before you start applying body wash. Ensure that there is very little or no oil loss by keeping the…
  • Money Management Tips

    admin22
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:51 am
    The issue of managing monies is very essential. Whether it is an individual or a corporate entity, money management is very has a role to play in personal or corporate growth. This writing will be more specific to a corporate entity, but there is no doubt that it will still be suitable for an individual as well. Money is the heart that keeps a business running. In order to make sure that your firm is still in business and moving in the direction of the goals of the establishment, you must examine your current practices of money management against the tips that will be provided below.  …
  • Business Development Strategy: The 4th Dimension Approach

    admin22
    19 Apr 2014 | 8:06 pm
    It is not easy to turn a small business into a mega one. Research and statistics have shown that very few of so many small scale businesses translate into a mega scale business. However, some fizzle out while others remain where they are almost forever. Staying small does not in any way guarantee any success in business. It is sure that people do business to make a profit whether it is an entrepreneur or a partnership business. Anyone who desires to grow the business is encouraged to spice the business with the following strategies.   Quality products and services: no matter what the…
  • Dating Abuse in Teens

    admin22
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Parents are known to provide the necessary safety or protection for their kids. Howbeit, when the kid grows into adolescent; parents seem to see less of the risk of dating abuse in teenagers. Hence, the necessary assistance is not provided and the teen in question is left open for the risks. Even when parents seem to know the risks, the methods often applied is obsolete and of none effect.   Learn to know the risk associated with the abuses in teens and its probable solutions. Especially in this generation, it is no longer safe and recommended for parents to assume that their teens are…
 
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    TalentEgg Career Incubator

  • CIP & FCIP Designations: What’s The Difference?

    Meghan Greaves
    23 Apr 2014 | 1:04 pm
    Ready to learn about the difference between the CIP and FCIP designations? You can complete and earn designations through The Insurance Institute of Canada (IIC). The IIC provides Insurance professionals or soon-to-be Insurance professionals with the opportunity to add an edge to their credibility, knowledge, and opportunities through two designations; the CIP and the FCIP. These two designations may seem similar at a first glance, though they each have unique goals and different outcomes. If you’re thinking of hatching an Insurance career, it’s important to think about which designation…
  • Average Starting Salaries: Insurance 2014 Edition

    Meghan Greaves
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:32 pm
    The insurance industry  comes with a vast array of career roles. This is great for students and new grads heading into the industry as there are a ton of career options to choose from. There’s a lot of information to explore before confirming your career choice like the schedule, location, opportunities and what your salary may be. We’ll answer the salaries part in this article! If you have other questions about a career in the Insurance industry click here to browse through our Insurance Career Guide! This year, the average starting salaries in Insurance were egg-cellent across the…
  • Who To Follow On Twitter: Insurance 2014 Edition

    Meghan Greaves
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:21 pm
    The insurance industry is a field that comes with vast amounts of information and insight. There are a ton of professionals, companies, developments, trends, news, and opportunities to be aware if you’re a student or new grad considering a career in insurance. Don’t worry – it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. You can easily transition into the insurance world and start exploring what the industry has to offer by following the top insurance influencers on Twitter. And there are lots out there! To make things simple we’ve found five of the top insurance influencers to follow…
  • How To Land A Job In Social Media: Getting Started

    Lauren Marinigh
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:35 am
    It’s probably one of the most sought after jobs for Gen Y. I mean, who wouldn’t dream about getting paid to be on social media? Believe it or not, working in social media isn’t as easy as you may think. Just because you’re really clever on Twitter, share great selfies on Instagram, or have 1,000 friends on Facebook, doesn’t mean you are going to land a job in social media. So how can you get into this industry, what is required of you – and what should you be doing to stand out? Understanding social media It’s one thing to be on every latest and greatest social media platform,…
  • Looking Ahead: Emerging Workforce Trends In The Insurance Industry

    Elias Da Silva-Powell
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s important to understand both the current and forecasted conditions of your chosen industry’s workforce when it comes time to plan a career. Understanding which jobs in your field will be in demand and how much opportunity there is for career growth is vital to identifying the career path that matches your skills and interests. According to recent research from the Insurance Institute, the employment landscape for Canadian youth looks promising in insurance! Comparing existing data to a similar study the Institute conducted in 2007, the report focuses on the current…
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    Ask The Headhunter

  • Deal-breaker questions to ask employers

    Nick Corcodilos
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:22 pm
    In the April 22, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader wants to ask an employer tough questions… and just can’t seem to get answers: I’ve done my research on the company, and the interview went well, but there are some things that I just couldn’t get information about, even in the interview. I want […]
  • How your old boss can cost you a new job

    Nick Corcodilos
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:04 pm
    In the April 15, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader worries about how much “notice time” is enough when quitting a job: I’m a licensed professional working in a small firm. During lean years a few years ago, my boss arranged for me to do some other work so that he wouldn’t have to […]
  • What to say to a stingy boss

    Nick Corcodilos
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:31 pm
    In the April 8, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader says her boss “gave her a raise” by hiring another employee: I have been with my current employer for six and a half years. I was promoted six months ago from administrative assistant to assistant manager. I got the title but no pay increase. […]
  • The Bogus-ness of Indeed.com

    Nick Corcodilos
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:11 pm
    In the April 2, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks me to stop dissing job boards: You claim that job boards don’t work. Yet virtually every job in the world is advertised on job boards, and employers use job boards all the time! Just look at all the traffic they get. I think […]
  • How do I prove I deserve a higher job offer?

    Nick Corcodilos
    24 Mar 2014 | 5:46 pm
    In a recent edition, we discussed what to do when an employer makes you a low job offer for a job you plan to take anyway. Now it’s time to boost the employer’s opinion of what you are really worth, well before an offer is ever made to you. In the March 25, 2014 Ask […]
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    Career Rocketeer - Career Search and Personal Branding Blog

  • Introvert Leadership Isn’t Sexy: Warning Signs of a Communication Problem

    Dorothy Tannahill-Moran
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Probably the biggest part of any Leader’s job is communication.  It also tends to be the weakest skill, even if you aren’t an Introvert. If you ever look at a group of people that are in conflict or having serious problems delivering, you don’t have to look hard to find communications issues are to blame.  [...]
  • Discouragement Leads to Discouragement in Your Job Search

    Harry Urschel
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    I’ve written much about the importance of maintaining a positive attitude during a job search. It impacts every step of the process, from networking, to writing a resume, to interviews and follow up. One aspect of a poor attitude I have not discussed before, however, is how particularly destructive discouragement can be to the process. [...]
  • Introvert Leadership Ain’t Sexy: If You Aren’t Managing Your Career, Who Is?

    Dorothy Tannahill-Moran
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    OK, I get it.  Talking about managing your career isn’t the sexiest thing to talk about, but someone has to.  You spend more time working than anything else other than sleeping.  Isn’t it worth it, to spend that time feeling good about what you’re doing? And where you’re headed? You can go back to thinking [...]
  • Great Networkers Don’t Need Great Resumes

    Harry Urschel
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    So often, people agonize over creating a dynamic resume, one that will make the difference in getting the attention they need for the job of their dreams. While I’m a proponent of having an effective resume, it’s often unnecessary if the job seeker is doing a great job of networking! That’s a startling thought to [...]
  • Job Search Myths Debunked

    Perry Newman
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    I have been involved in the Career Services field in various capacities for the past 3 decades and I can tell you that there are a great many myths out there that are just that -myths – an idea that is believed by many people but that is not true. Here are four I find [...]
 
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    Career Sherpa

  • Four Social Media Sites You Need To Get Found Faster

    Hannah Morgan
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:40 am
    Are you wondering if you should become more active on social media during your job search? Wonder no more!  Over 90 percent of employers are using social media to source and evaluate their next new hires. Will you get found? I sat down with Brian Keenan of Purple Briefcase to talk about which social networks […] The post Four Social Media Sites You Need To Get Found Faster appeared first on Career Sherpa .
  • LinkedIn Resources for College Students

    Hannah Morgan
    18 Apr 2014 | 3:23 am
    Did you know, only 36% of job seekers reported using LinkedIn?! And did you know that 94% of recruiters are using LinkedIn?! (According to Jobvite) Let’s build a bridge! I want to arm you with official LinkedIn resources to help educate and inform new job seekers on how to get the most from LinkedIn. Ready? […] The post LinkedIn Resources for College Students appeared first on Career Sherpa .
  • Career Development Carnival: April 2014

    Hannah Morgan
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:47 am
      This month’s contributions for Career Development Carnival will help provide you with tips and ideas for managing your career, provide tips and resources for job search, and get you thinking about how you can better express your personal brand. Lynn Dessert and I collect contributions from talented career professionals, resume writers, HR professionals and […] The post Career Development Carnival: April 2014 appeared first on Career Sherpa .
  • 3 Ways To Invest In Your Future

    Hannah Morgan
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:19 am
    Investing in your future doesn’t take a lot of money, technical savvy or time, but you do need to know where to start. There are three important things you’ll want to do to manage your reputation whether you are a new graduate or a seasoned professional. Job Security Is Up To You Your career security […] The post 3 Ways To Invest In Your Future appeared first on Career Sherpa .
  • Summary Sunday: Keys to a Modern Job Search

    Hannah Morgan
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:43 am
    What does it take to launch a contemporary job search? Get answers to the some of the most common questions: how to follow up without being annoying, how to avoid falling into the black hole and is how to make the most of LinkedIn. Sunday’s I rally up the popular posts I’ve shared from the […] The post Summary Sunday: Keys to a Modern Job Search appeared first on Career Sherpa .
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    Pollock Spark

  • Growing your business? Evolve your process. Don’t be a dodo!

    michaelpollock
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:16 am
    Growing your creative business is good, right? But while you are adding clients and staffers, your process and workflow is probably not going to survive intact. “It’s like watching the evolution of a small society,” says Anthropologist Krystal D’Costa – who also happens to be Production Director at digital marketing firm Tenthwave. From a start of 35 employees who came together in a merger of three firms in 2011, it has swelled to well over 100. “As we grow, social norms change, people are learning to adapt,” says D’Costa. “When we started, everybody was pretty much involved…
  • What drives your team? How you can help them excel?

    michaelpollock
    9 Apr 2014 | 12:07 pm
      Captain Picard/Patrick Stewart. See footnote. As a great leader you have to be deeply aware of what it is that drives each of your team members to excel. When you have this understanding, you know what to do to motivate their best performance. You can’t manage your process unless you know which emotional carrots you should be using to build a team of winners. So to refresh your memory, here are seven classic drivers that might apply to your people and some ideas on how you can start working with them. Progress: she wants to be moving forward, to be working on projects that advance…
  • What is Branded Content anyway? And what do the Futurists have to do with it?

    michaelpollock
    7 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
      Designer: Fortunato Depero So what is Branded Content anyway? A heated discussion has been stirred up to define it (a panel in NYC recently traded some pretty harsh opinions on the lines of “I have the greatest respect for….but really they are quite wrong on this”). There is a vocal school that says without “storytelling” it doesn’t qualify as branded content. But this is all taxonomic twaddle IMHO. What does it matter what it’s called? Lavazza coffee has sponsored The Guggenheim Museum’s terrific show of the Italian Futurists. Is this branded content or is it a…
  • Networking: how to uncover the power of your connections

    michaelpollock
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:36 am
    Strategic networking is the foundation of your business development and your career growth. Your next gig will most likely come from a personal connection, especially as you advance up the ladder. Ditto your chances of promotion within a large corporation. Ditto those relationships with partners and clients that will spur your business growth. And ditto for the talent you will be hiring. So you think you are no good at getting in touch? You haven’t spoken to some of your connections for years? Your rolodex is stil – er – a rolodex? No worries.  Here’s how to get going. Start…
  • Start ups and the law – what you don’t know

    michaelpollock
    18 Mar 2014 | 6:34 am
      “We are all honorable men here, we do not have to give each other assurances as if we were lawyers.” Don Corleone in Puzo’s The Godfather So are you starting a new business?  Then Don Corleone’s words are absolutely not meant for you. You are going to need to give assurances and you are going to need a lawyer. And according to a panel put together recently by DK Smith at the Dumbo offices of Huge, you’d better get one on board ASAP. “What’ll kill you, is what you don’t know,” said one panelist. I am not giving you advice here (legal disclaimer!) – but what I heard…
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    About.com Working Moms

  • Washington Talks Equal Pay for Women

    10 Apr 2014 | 1:13 am
    How did you observe Equal Pay Day yesterday? I was chained to a computer all day, then made the mad dash to the after-school homework and dinner routine. So, pretty much business as usual. Read Full PostWashington Talks Equal Pay for Women originally appeared on About.com Working Moms on Thursday, April 10th, 2014 at 08:13:07.Permalink | Comment | Email this
  • Why an Office Job Isn't So Simple for Working Moms

    31 Mar 2014 | 1:37 am
    Actor and lifestyle maven Gwyneth Paltrow made headlines last week with the announcement of her upcoming divorce from Coldplay front man Chris Martin after more than a decade of marriage. But the biggest uproar came over her ill-advised comments that her experience working as a movie star is harder than other working moms' office jobs. Read Full PostWhy an Office Job Isn't So Simple for Working Moms originally appeared on About.com Working Moms on Monday, March 31st, 2014 at 08:37:29.Permalink | Comment | Email this
  • We Set Examples in Self Appraisals

    13 Mar 2014 | 12:30 am
    It's the time of year for self evaluations at work. Instead of dreading it, think of the opportunity you have to set an example of self appraisal for your children! Just as we look back at our performance and identify areas of strength and need for improvement, so can they. Read Full PostWe Set Examples in Self Appraisals originally appeared on About.com Working Moms on Thursday, March 13th, 2014 at 07:30:01.Permalink | Comment | Email this
  • A Working Mom's Book Review of "Overwhelmed" by Brigid Schulte

    7 Mar 2014 | 12:22 am
    For the first 45 minutes of reading Brigid Schulte's book Overwhelmed: Work, Love and Play When No One Has the Time, I was engrossed. I did nothing but read and take notes. I soon learned that I was using a strategy that she uncovers in her exhaustive reporting on the time pressure that working moms and dads across the country feel in juggling home and work responsibilities: pulsing. That's 30, 45, 60 or 90 minutes of intensely focusing on one activity, for maximal productivity. Read Full PostA Working Mom's Book Review of "Overwhelmed" by Brigid Schulte originally appeared on About.com…
  • The Recipe for a Good Mom

    28 Feb 2014 | 9:07 am
    "The grass is greener" doesn't hold just for working moms and stay-at-home moms eyeing each others' stain-free grownup outfits and leisurely walks home from school with envy. It's true for kids as well. Read Full PostThe Recipe for a Good Mom originally appeared on About.com Working Moms on Friday, February 28th, 2014 at 17:07:34.Permalink | Comment | Email this
 
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    Undercover Recruiter

  • 6 Variables That Determine Your Ability to Negotiate Salary

    Ken Sundheim
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:45 am
    According to the American Psychological Association, nearly a third of American workers believe they are underpaid and suffer heightened amounts of stress due to what they perceive to be an inadequate salary. As more jobs become available and the hiring economy slowly improves, this provides many U.S. workers with the ability to look elsewhere for […] 6 Variables That Determine Your Ability to Negotiate Salary Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • How to Work with a Difficult Boss

    guest
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:53 am
    I love my job, I enjoy working with my colleagues, and I love everything about my work but there’s one thing that’s giving me a terrible headache almost everyday – dealing with my difficult boss. I believe I am not the only person who experiences this - most working professionals have encountered the same and you […] How to Work with a Difficult Boss Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • Why Top Employers Ask Such Hard and Weird Interview Questions [INFOGRAPHIC]

    guest
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:03 am
    Intelligence is the first quality employers look for. See why (courtesy of SuperScholar.org) below. Takeaways: 71% of employers value emotional intelligence rather than IQ. Google ask: Why are manhole covers round? Petco ask: If you could be anyone else, who would it be and why? RELATED: The Weirdest Interview Questions and How to Answer Them […] Why Top Employers Ask Such Hard and Weird Interview Questions [INFOGRAPHIC] Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • 7 Steps to Writing a Resume That Beats Application Tracking Systems

    guest
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    Search through millions of job board postings and classified ads? Check. Update your resume? Check. Fill out the online application? Check. Hit ‘submit’ and send your resume out into cyber space? Check. Hear back from your dream job? Nope. What happened?! We can only go through the above sequence so many times before we totally lose […] 7 Steps to Writing a Resume That Beats Application Tracking Systems Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
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    The Recruiter Campus

  • I Need Your Feedback!

    Michael Gionta
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:56 am
    [Note: This post isn’t for the "general public” and is only meant for members of my list. I’d be very grateful if you didn’t share this URL, (i.e. please don’t link to this post from Twitter, Facebook or your blog)]. I’m lucky enough to be able to travel with my family, take extended vacations and coach 5 different baseball teams in the spring and fall. I got to spend some extended time in Florida recently.  First time with my clients and then some time on a stunning beach and visiting the Red Sox Winter home. This trip was unexpectedly gorgeous. Anyway, I use this time away…
  • Recruiters: Disappointing Loss OR a NEW Beginning for Your Recruiting Business?

    Michael Gionta
    28 Jun 2013 | 2:32 pm
    June was a big month for me.  Two big "endings" ... or are they new beginnings? My son finished Little League, and in spite of my managing the team, they figured out how to win a championship!  But, he's done in Little League which has been a HUGE part of the last 12 years of my life. Also, My oldest daughter graduated High School 2 days after my son completed Little League. These events are "sign posts" in our lives.  How we choose to react and/or take advantage of them makes all the difference in how we will move forward. Similarly in our recruiting business, we have turnover and say …
  • Recruiting Seminar & Recruiting Training-- One of the Biggest on the Planet!

    Michael Gionta
    16 Mar 2013 | 9:37 am
    The World's LARGEST Recruiting Seminar & Recruiting Training Event! NO Travel, Brought to YOU LIVE in Your Office FREE March 19-22, 2013 The Recruiting Firm Owner Summit is in its 4th year and I'm honored to host 8 Industry Experts in this all Virtual Conference that will address New and Emerging Trends in the Recruiting Industry! In a hurry? Go Here to See Specific Speaker Topics!  Here are just some of the things you'll learn attending this virtual summit: Why Your Clients will Never buy you what to do about it (Terry Edwards) Inbound Marketing - Imagine getting clients WITHOUT cold…
  • Recruiters: A Very Common Mistake Recruiters Make!

    Michael Gionta
    21 Feb 2013 | 4:48 pm
    I just wrapped up a 2-day Mastermind meeting with my Platinum Coaching Members in Ft. Myers, FL.     Luckily I escaped the blizzard that ensnared the Northeast by just a few hours or I wouldn't have been able to  participate in the sunset cruise (see picture above) I planned for my clients to help them celebrate their outstanding results in 2012!     The next day we went RIGHT to work!  A mistake I seem many recruiters make is that they assume if they just work hard, make a bunch of calls that eventually they will have great clients that give them high fees and multiple assignments…
  • Recruiters: Creating the WOW Factor With Your Recruiting Clients

    Michael Gionta
    24 Jan 2013 | 7:18 am
    Watch the Below Video where I give you 3 specific ideas on how to create the WOW factor with your recruiting clients.  This is an area NOT taught in most recruiting training or recruiting seminars... It's only 3.5 minutes... What are you doing to create a fantastic client experience?? 
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    jobs, employment in USA - Careerjet

  • Regional Dedicated Class A Driver

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Trucking Company - Sweet Valley, PA - Regional Dedicated Class A Driver Call 1-800-343-1772.Regional drivers average $58,500 a year.Fantastic benefits after 90 days.Weekly time at home.Requirements:6 months of tractor trailer experience in the past year or 1 full year in the past 5 yearsNo more than 3 moving violatio...
  • Three postdoctoral fellowships in mathematics of medical imaging

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Stockholm - Bergman, AR - Three postdoctoral fellowships in mathematics of medical imaging KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Swedens technical research and engineering education capacity at university level...
  • Senior GCP Auditor Job

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Celgene Corporation - Summit, NJ - CareersEnter your user name and password to login. If you have not yet registered,Register Here.Troubleshooting TipsBasic Job SearchKeywords:Anytime Last Month Last Three Months Last Week Last YearPosted:SearchAdvanced SearchSearch TipsSearch Your ProfilesLoginUser Name:Password:...
  • HIRING Benefits Specialists

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:40 pm
    AmeriPlan - Bradford, RI - HIRING Benefits Specialists! WORK AT HOME! We offer you a opportunity to work 100% online with daily pay, residual pay, flexibility, family health benefits and bonuses! 22 year old A+BBB rated company! No products, no inventory to stock, no cold calling and no telemarketing. Req...
  • Executive Medical Director, Latin America (based in NJ) Job

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Celgene Corporation - Summit, 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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    CFO Coach

  • Internal vs. External CFO Candidates

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    There is an ongoing discussion in my Linkedin CFO Careers group over an article written by executive search consultant John Touey about the shrinking CFO candidate pool. While that potentially spells good news for those who are seeking their first CFO position, it is also creating risk for companies who hire external or promote internal – inexperienced – folks to those strategic positions. Here’s one comment from the group … I think Touey is right on target with this article. I have had a number of recruiters contact me about open CFO roles in the last year. Each one I have…
  • Success or Significance?

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    Forbes recently published an interview with Ed Imparato, current Chief Financial Officer of St. Dominic’s Home. He began by talking about the impact going through operations had on his success. Running a division taught me how to look through numbers to better understand what was driving performance. As a result, I learned to speak the language of the people who are running companies by linking performance to financial results. I so agree. Understanding the operations component on the deeper and more intimate level that comes from being immersed in it is a valuable tool in a CFO’s career…
  • Prime Resume Real Estate

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    31 Mar 2014 | 4:28 am
    On average, how long does it take before you stop listening to the person who is talking to you and begin mentally going over your remaining “To Do” list, think about what you’re going to say next, or plan how you can tactfully extract yourself from the person and the conversation? We’ve all been there, right? And it’s even more challenging for the High D folks – which encompasses most Senior-level Executives and particularly the less-people-oriented people operating within the finance realm. So take that same concept … tell me what’s important, make it quick, and hit…
  • CFOs or Chief Everything Officers

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    26 Mar 2014 | 5:02 am
    Can you even remember the days of being “just” a finance guy? If you can’t, it’s no surprise since those days seem to have gone the way of the dinosaur. Just in the last week, I’ve read numerous articles that speak to the expanding role of the Chief Finance Officer. CFO.com, in its article about holding the CFO and CEO role simultaneously points out … Daily Journal CEO Gerald Salzman is also the firm’s president, CFO, treasurer, assistant secretary and principal accounting officer, as well as a member of the board. “How one man can do all these jobs by himself is beyond me,”…
  • Kind or Nice

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    19 Mar 2014 | 7:07 am
    One of the members of the Linkedin CFO Careers group posted an article by Harvard Business Review on always being kind, but not always being nice to your employees. What good insights! And sometimes, it is very difficult to choose to be kind when what you really want is to not be nice. What an exceptional leader you are, though, when you choose to respond with kindness in the most vexing and stressful situations. Reading the article made me think of the wonderful Seth Godin book, “Tribes.” Having people follow (work for) you because you’re the means to the paycheck is far different than…
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    AOL Jobs

  • 10 Companies Hiring Human Resources Interns

    Mariya Pylayev
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Getty Images If you're a college student or recent graduate and have been trying to decide whether to spend your summer interning, making a quick buck at your local supermarket or just kicking back and soaking in the summer rays, now is a good time to consider the following statistic: nearly three-quarters of interns at companies with 100 or more employees are invited to stay on as full-time staff, according to an Internships.com survey. If that got you to sit up a little straighter, you should also know that 74 percent of employers also expect to fill their summer openings by the end of May,…
  • A 20-Hour-a-Week Job Can Lead to 40

    John Fugazzie
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:50 am
    Marc Robbins Neighbors-helping-Neighbors USA Success Story Number 388. Marc Robbins Some folks consider themselves long-term unemployed if they haven't found a job by the time their initial 26 weeks have gone by and others give up even looking after a period of time. Enter Marc Robbins - both he and his wife found themselves searching for work at the same time. While Marc's wife landed first, both of them are proud members of NhN and now with Marc's recent return to the workforce, both can breathe a sigh of relief that their family will prevail. Marc began his new part-time job in his…
  • The Case for Kicking Back During a Job Search

    Marty Nemko
    24 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    Getty Images Job seekers, everyone's flogging you to work harder, faster, now! And perhaps that's wise but you just might want to take a little break this summer, even if it's just a long weekend. Reasons: You might appear less desperate when you return. Employers can smell desperation and while in an ideal world, that would make them sympathetic to your plight, usually it results in a rejection.
  • College Graduates Have Great Hiring Prospects This Year

    Susan Ricker
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:20 am
    Getty Images If donning a very fashionable cap and gown, listening to lengthy commencement speeches and making it through a graduation party where the most common phrase is "Have you found a job yet?" sounds like a less than ideal way to end your college career, at least you have this to look forward to: 57 percent of employers say they plan to hire new college graduates, up from 53 percent last year and up significantly from 44 percent in 2010, according to a new CareerBuilder and CareerRookie.com study. But if you're wondering why 100 percent of employers aren't frantically emailing you job…
  • Is The Wage Gap Really Attributed To Gender?

    Mariya Pylayev
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Getty Images Is there really still a wage gap between men and women in the workplace, or is it just that women tend to gravitate toward jobs that are less financially rewarding than men? The White House often cites the statistic that full-time working women earn 77 cents for each dollar men make. Skeptics, including some Republican lawmakers, say this disparity exists because, crudely put, many more women become social workers and many more men become engineers. But new data from Harvard University labor economist Claudia Goldin may offer further ammunition to the side of pay equality…
 
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    Business Fitness

  • Getting Your Head Around Supervising–Episode #3 | You and Your Mistakes

    Dawn Lennon
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:28 am
    So what do good supervisors do when they make mistakes? That’s the question I left you with after Episode #2. Supervising is murky. It doesn’t lend itself to measurement. Subjective evaluation, yes, but hard measures, not that I can see. … Continue reading →
  • Give a Little. Get a Lot. | Generosity Matters.

    Dawn Lennon
    9 Apr 2014 | 9:34 am
    Doing isn’t giving, although doing is required. At work we have jobs to do. The better we do them, the more likely we’ll be valued and rewarded. That’s true even if we: Dislike the tasks we’re assigned Know  the job … Continue reading →
  • Getting Your Head Around Supervising–Episode # 2 | It Starts with You.

    Dawn Lennon
    1 Apr 2014 | 9:36 am
    What does it take to provide good supervision? That’s the question I left you with after Episode #1. The quick answer:   Stay connected to the needs of your employees. Supervisors affect the ability of employees to produce good work … Continue reading →
  • Unexpected Discoveries from Unrelated Experiences | Taking My Own Advice

    Dawn Lennon
    18 Mar 2014 | 7:47 am
    Finding something of value you weren’t looking for can be thrilling, especially when it includes self-discovery. Recently, I wrote a post about how learning something unrelated to your job can actually boost your career. I figured if that advice was … Continue reading →
  • Getting Your Head Around Supervising- Episode #1 | What’s Your Take?

    Dawn Lennon
    9 Mar 2014 | 10:55 am
    Supervising  doesn’t seem that hard.  It sure didn’t to me at first. I never set out to become a supervisor, but I always paid attention to the supervisors I had, particularly what I did and didn’t like about the way … Continue reading →
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    ILostMyJob.com

  • New This Week at ILostMyJob.com (4/21/14-4/25/14)

    ilostmyjob
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:18 pm
    3 New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday April 22nd 1pm CST: Re-THINK! The Brand Called “YOU”: Your Personal Branding Session with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/565162953 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…
  • New This Week at ILostMyJob.com (4/14/14-4/18/14)

    ilostmyjob
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:15 am
    3 Great Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday April 15th 11am CST: Finding Your Passion, Purpose and Power in Career Transition… with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/540565440 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…
  • New This Week at ILostMyJob.com (4/07/14-4/11/14)

    ilostmyjob
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:10 pm
    Upcoming Webinar Schedule for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday April 8th 11am CST: Re-THINK Your Job Search with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/479123601 Starting with a great question:  What Can I Still Achieve in 2014? Are you committed to “REACHING FOR EXCELLENCE” and POWERFULLY approaching 2014? This webinar will be LIFE CHANGING AND EMPOWERING, offering you an opportunity to have huge breakthroughs in your thinking. It will be 90 minutes filled will BRILLIANT insights that will support you to shift your mindset wherever you may…
  • Introvert Shmintrovert…!

    ilostmyjob
    23 Feb 2014 | 9:57 am
    Up until I read this article, I had the idea that modern job search methods — especially the use of networking and social media — were tuned for extroverted people. It made sense to me that reaching out to people we don’t know and navigating lots of conversations is the domain of extroverts with the “gift of gab”. Read: Myths about Extroverts and Introverts. I am encouraged by this article, which casts light on the misconception that the world is ready for the taking by extroverted people only. During a job search especially, when job seekers are trying to…
  • In Job Transition… and now THIS??

    ilostmyjob
    11 Nov 2013 | 9:18 am
    As an IT Professional (and the Webmaster of ILostMyJob.com), I’ve wanted to post this reminder again for a while. Although I am the kind of person who always hopes for the best, it does help me at times to prepare for the worst — especially dealing with the Internet. We’re entering a holiday season, and some of us will shop online. It’s a perfect time for cyber criminals! And, in your job transition, you may be posting your name and contact information to lots of places, so you may see more junk emails and calls. You have enough things going on right now — you…
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    TalentCulture

  • Cover Letters: Necessary or Not, Here’s How They’re Done

    Maren Hogan
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    Cover letters, are they necessary? Applicants don’t know. Recruiters don’t care. And leaders? Well, leaders seem to be divided on the issue. But let’s assume for a moment that you should, in any position for which you are applying, include a cover letter. If it IS read by your future boss, what should it say? Not these three scary examples from David Silverman over at Harvard Business Reviewc: The recap: The résumé in prose form. It’s redundant, harder to read than the résumé, and provides no additional insight. The form letter: This says, essentially, “Dear Sir or…
  • #TChat Recap: It’s All About Gratitude People!

    Meghan M. Biro
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    Taking Thanks To The Bank Employee engagement doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, one of the simplest ways to start engaging your fellow employees is with gratitude, which is just what we discussed last night at the ever busy, and FUN #TChat with Lisa Ryan and Teresa Andreani. How can being grateful actually drive your organization forward? A1: We know that gratitude is important, but we don’t always realize the impact that it has on our business. #TChat — Lisa Ryan (@Grategy) April 23, 2014 While those of us who have been on the receiving end of gratitude in business realized how…
  • Employee Issues Increase HR Tech Demand [Infographic]

    Deborah Muller
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    The past few #TChat shows have really dug deep into the concept and issues surrounding employee engagement. Every week we’ve asked what employee engagement truly means, and we’ve looked into numerous practices that can increase engagement and retain our talent. However, it’s time to dig a bit deeper into why employees aren’t being fully engaged. Employee engagement is a complex concept, and many factors contribute to whether employees are disengaged or not. Employee relation issues like social media abuse and bullying are on the rise, and as these employee issues…
  • Road To Reinvention: The 2.0 Of Your Career

    TalentCulture Team + Guests
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    “Come, my friends, ‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world.” - Tennyson For those of us who are not employed, life can quickly become a very unhappy place because being unemployed is a soul crushing experience. The misery and the angst never seems to lift. Not on Saturday morning when we can sleep in a bit, not on Thursday at 3 a.m. when we are restless in our beds and not on Wednesday evening after dinner. When we see the wise old sayings on Facebook or the religious teachings promising that God has a plan for us start to fall short, how do we cope with the madness and the…
  • 4 Factors That Can Ruin Your Strategy

    Dave Jones
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    The function of top-level management is to devise strategy for the organization. This strategy defines and directs the activities of the organization, and in broader terms defines the character of the organization. This is the universal function of the high management all over the world. The best defined strategies in the world are useless without an implementation phase. This phase is essential to try out the strategy in the real world, and provide vital feedback that is used to modify aspects of the said strategy to make it more efficient and effective in achieving the stated goals.
 
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    DirectEmployers Association

  • National Labor Exchange Providing Over 1.5 Million Job Listings to U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Newly Enhanced Veterans Job Bank

    DirectEmployers
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    INDIANAPOLIS, April 24, 2014 –– The National Labor Exchange (NLx) was named the provider of job content to the newly enhanced Veterans Job Bank found on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs eBenefits platform. A public-private partnership between DirectEmployers Association and its longtime partner the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA), the NLx includes 1.5 million opportunities found on employers’ career sites, state job banks and federal government job portals. First Lady Michelle Obama announced the new Veterans Employment Center and its enhanced resources…
  • How To Translate Military Skills to an Employer

    DirectEmployers
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Translating military experience can be a unique challenge for veterans transitioning into the civilian workforce. Kevin Fretz, HR Director at Severn Trent Services, discusses how veterans can get their foot in the door by aligning their skills with the company’s needs and goals. Ready to start searching for a new job? Visit Veterans.jobs. The post How To Translate Military Skills to an Employer appeared first on DirectEmployers Association.
  • OFCCP Compliance, Disability Inclusion, EEOC Strategic Plan & More | Takeaways from DEAM14 Track

    Nancy Holland
    17 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Despite the quick turnaround from DEAM13, the DirectEmployers 2014 Annual Meeting and Conference (DEAM14) was better than we could have imagined! With record attendance, amazing presenters, and several chances to network and mingle, this year’s conference was the best yet. Along with the general sessions, our agenda gave attendees the opportunity to choose three concurrent sessions each day, ultimately tailoring their conference experience to suit their specific interests. While each track didn’t have one particular focus, a number of the sessions were submitted and approved for HRCI…
  • Choosing Target Colleges and Universities – Research from NACE

    Nancy Holland
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:41 pm
    This post was provided by Claudia Allen, writer and editor at the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). NACE connects campus recruiting and career services professionals, and provides best practices, trends, research, professional development, and conferences. How do employers choose the colleges and universities where they will recruit—and which criteria are connected to the highest offer rates? Traditional brick-and-mortar schools (public and private, for-profit and nonprofit) were favored by the majority of employers. Four-year colleges and universities continue to be…
  • 4 Steps When Contacting A Stranger On LinkedIn

    Nancy Holland
    11 Apr 2014 | 11:18 am
    The following guest post is from Joshua Waldman, founder of Career Enlightenment which offers professional LinkedIn profile writing and job search services to colleges, WorkForce offices and re-entering veterans. Watch his exclusive video “3 Secrets to Getting Job Interviews by Next Week” to learn the 3 secrets no one wants you to know about getting hired in today’s job market.  This article originally appeared in Ragan.com last December 2, 2013. Last week, I received an info interview request from a stranger as a direct message on LinkedIn. Despite my very busy schedule, I decided…
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  • Summer Classes for Alumni

    24 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    The University of Illinois provides many opportunities to gain new knowledge, refresh yourself, and continue learning. This is the time to plan the courses you will take this summer. U of I Online: www.online.uillinois.edu UIC Office of Continuing Education: www.oce.uic.edu/oce/ocepublic/programs/default.asp UIS Office of Continuing Education: https://uisapp-s.uis.edu/ows/continuing_education/ Illinois (Urbana): http://oce.illinois.edu/Catalog/Sections/2014/Summer MOOC: www.coursera.org/illinois
  • Alumni Connections After 5

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    Bring your business cards and your story Thursday, May 8 from 5-7 PM, Central Time The UIAA Alumni Career Center invites alumni to join us for the Alumni Connections After 5 networking event. Alumni Connections After 5 is designed to provide University of Illinois professionals, from our 3 campuses (Chicago, Springfield, and Urbana) an opportunity to meet up with fellow alumni and create new professional connections along the way. When: Thursday, May 8th Where: Orange & Blue Room, on the first floor in the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago Time: 5-7 pm Cost: $10 by May 6th at noon…
  • Network At The Small Business Expo- It's Free

    17 Apr 2014 | 10:47 am
    Consider attending the LARGEST business to business networking event for business owners & business professionals. Registration is FREE if you register before the day of the Expo. There is a $10 on-site registration fee if you do not register in advance. When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM When: Navy Pier located in Festival Hall B at 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611 Register
  • Employer Program: Twitter Recruiting Solutions

    15 Apr 2014 | 7:53 am
    Finding Talent Through the UIAA Alumni Career Center Invites You & Your Colleagues To Attend This Free Employer Program "Twitter Recruiting Solutions" REGISTER Please disregard if you have already registered Here are some quick Twitter statistics according to Jobvite's 2014 JobSeekers Survey: Twitter is the most popular place to ask others for help and advice. 40% of all jobseekers are active on Twitter. 29% shared a job opportunity with a contact. 28% provided an employee's perspective on a company. 19% look up contacts that are employees at a prospective employer. 13% vet…
  • Webinar: High-Impact Resumes

    10 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    When the recruiter reviews your resume, you have 15 seconds to make a difference. Your track record and how you explain your skills, accomplishments and impact are the cornerstones to your marketing campaign and the essence of your resume. Learn the process that will help you showcase your qualifications with a strong career summary and bullet points, to create a high impact resume and get results. This program includes presentation and questions. There is no fee for University of Illinois alumni; the fee for University of Illinois non-alumni guests is $45. All pay the cost of the phone call…
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    SELF-PROMOTION FOR INTROVERTS

  • Presentations for Introverts: Interactive is Easier! Part 1

    Nancy
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Recently, after I gave a presentation, a few audience members came up to me and insisted that I couldn’t possibly be an introvert (could, too!). Why? They said I was “on fire”—fully engaged with my audience. I was giving a workshop on public speaking, and had a ball helping make such a universally feared activity accessible, and even fun. Like many introverts, even though I need my quiet time to get fueled before and after a presentation, I enjoy being in front of the room, engaging with audiences. How can you do that? The trick is to take the spotlight off yourself and, instead,…
  • Insights on Your Inbox: 1-Word E-mails from Your Boss

    Nancy
    14 Mar 2014 | 3:16 pm
    “Many employees labor over emails seeking guidance from the boss, only to receive a cryptic reply such as ‘Great!’ or ‘Sounds good’—or no answer at all. The result: Confusion and frustration,” according to Sue Shellenbarger in her article, “Email Enigma: When the Boss’s Reply Is Cryptic,” in The Wall Street Journal. For those of you feeling that confusion or frustration, read on. The article includes anecdotes about bosses and their employees who effectively maneuver this tricky dynamic. In addition to the quips I offer, several boss-employee pairs,…
  • Beyond the Water Cooler: New Way for Introverts to Connect

    Nancy
    6 Mar 2014 | 11:27 pm
    Cheryl Cofield, director of culture, diversity and inclusion, Georgia Tech I love “firsts,” and here’s one for introverts: the Georgia Institute of Technology is offering its employees an employee resource group (ERG) specifically for introverts. According to Tech’s website, its introvert ERG “provides a safe forum for introverts to explore their unique gifts and examine the ‘quiet’ nature of their significant contributions.” In our discussion that follows, Cheryl Cofield, Tech’s director of culture, diversity and inclusion—and an introvert herself—explains how…
  • Peer-to-Peer Leadership: A Sea Change, Starting With You

    Nancy
    8 Feb 2014 | 10:20 pm
    “The individual-centered command-and-control models of leadership are outmoded and must be replaced,” says Mila Baker, Ph.D., author of Peer-to-Peer Leadership: Why the Network is the Leader. She believes that the top-down mentality is a throwback to the pyramids (both Egyptian and org-chart!). Her book is rich with examples of organizations like Google, BMW Group DesignworksUSA, and the creative design firm Herman Miller that have bucked that trend by fostering peer-to-peer, or P2P, leadership. A licensed psychologist and associate professor at New York University, where we are…
  • How to Reduce the Dread of Networking

    Nancy
    13 Jan 2014 | 9:26 pm
    “Introvert networking sounds like an oxymoron,” according to introvert author Sophia Dembling in her article, “The Introvert’s Guide to Networking,” in Success magazine. She continues, “but even the most introvertish introverts understand that meeting the right people is necessary for professional progress. And so we have to learn to do it in ways that not only take the torture out of it, but also help us succeed.” Dembling interviewed me and two other introvert authors, Jennifer Kahnweiler, Ph.D., and Beth Buelow, ACC, CPC, for her article. Also check out her sidebar story,…
 
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  • The Irony of Texting/Social Media

    seiden
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:14 am
    Of all the communication devices mankind has ever created, mobile texting / social is the lightest, fastest, most immediate with feedback, most connective, and if we ignore pure texting for a moment, the most customizable and the most controllable (in addition to silencing my phone or turning it off, on social media I can also block specific users). All good things. Yet what makes it great also makes it intrusive, risky, and more difficult to manage than any other form of communication we’ve ever had before. Oh, the irony. --------------------------- by Jason Seiden, CEO of Ajax…
  • The 1 Quality That Makes You Perfect

    seiden
    13 Apr 2014 | 6:13 am
    The Continental Divide in back, Winter Park in front. Mmm, skiing. I ski at Winter Park each winter, and each winter I get to see the National Sports Center for the Disabled in action. The highlight for me came a few years ago. It was my first run, and as I stood at the top of a groomed black, I wasn’t “feeling it.” I took a moment to look out at the Rockies; if I wasn’t feeling the skiing, I might as well feel the majesty of the mountains, right? Apparently I wasn’t the only one thinking that. “Beautiful day, huh,” said someone who had skied up next…
  • Betty or Veronica?

    seiden
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:54 pm
    They’ve killed Archie. Archie comics have been running a series about Archie’s life as an adult. They’ve divided his life into two paths, showing one possible future where he gets together with Veronica, and another where he gets together with Betty. And now they’ve killed him, so we still don’t know how to answer the Betty or Veronica question. (For anyone who needs a reminder, Veronica is the rich, high maintenance brunette. Betty is the sweet, girl-next-door blonde. They’re best friends, except their friendship is complicated by their shared love…
  • LinkedIn blogging platform – part 2

    seiden
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:40 pm
    The Shine is Off…? I’ve posted 5 more articles since my first update, and after a couple of early wins, I’ve hit a wall: 1. Pulse selection / categorization. Any shot at having content go viral on LinkedIn comes from the editors at Pulse picking it up and putting it on their homepage. Yet their process for selecting posts is a black box. I don’t even know what category a post will show up in if it is selected. When early posts of mine started registering meaningful traffic numbers, we’d go category to category through Pulse looking for them. And since Pulse…
  • LinkedIn blogging platform: latest post

    seiden
    1 Apr 2014 | 6:49 am
    Yesterday,  I posted an article to my LinkedIn blog called 5 Myths about Workforce Marketing, Smashed In it, I take on the more common assumptions our clients and prospects make when talking to us about engaging their employees on social media—things like whether the program should be open or for high potentials only, and if a full program is necessary or just a little training. If you’re in corporate leadership, HR, marketing, or communications (corporate or internal), it’s worth reading! My next post here, by the way, will be an update on my experiences posting on LinkedIn…
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    About.com Legal Careers

  • Is Your Job Application Telling the Right Story?

    23 Apr 2014 | 2:06 pm
    I help lots of law students with their job application materials, and there's a common problem I see over and over again: The story they're telling just isn't very compelling. In many cases, "the story" is all about the applicant -- NOT about what the applicant can do for the employer....Read Full Post
  • Legal Career Content from Around the Web

    18 Apr 2014 | 2:18 pm
    [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="127" caption="Stone/Miguel Navarro/Getty Images"][/caption] Each week, I come across tons of great legal career content on the web, which I think you might enjoy. Here are a few useful links from the week of April 18th:...Read Full Post
  • Greetings from NALP 2014!

    11 Apr 2014 | 6:54 am
    In the world of legal careers, there's no organization more wide-reaching than NALP, the National Association of Legal Professionals. I'm here at the NALP Annual Education conference in Seattle, with thousands of legal recruiters, law school career services folks, law firm recruiting and associate development coordinators, and a variety of vendors offering everything from moving services to residency-style matching for law firms and law students. To call it overwhelming is an understatement!...Read Full Post
  • 3 Law School Trends That May Surprise You

    12 Jun 2013 | 1:26 am
    A steady drop in law school applications indicates that many would-be law students are choosing to forgo an expensive legal education in favor of another career path. As law schools adapt to a changing market, they are devising new and innovative approaches to legal education in an attempt to recruit students and stay on top of the wave of reform sweeping the nation's law schools.  Some of these changes may surprise you. Below are a few recent trends in law school education: 1. Sample Classes - Not sure if law school is right for you?William & Mary has announced a new program in…
  • 5 Cover Letter Secrets

    11 Jun 2013 | 4:46 am
    Cover letters are a crucial job search tool.They can help you stand out from the crowd and secure an interview. Many cover letters could stand improvement.Common issues are cover letters that do not target the specific job, simply rehash the resume, ramble on too long or are clearly cut-and-paste masterpieces. Below are five golden rules to help you craft an effective cover letter: 1. Be specific - Your cover letter should target the job you are seeking and include specific experience and accomplishments that tie into the job ad. 2. Be proactive - It is wise to include a call to action at the…
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    Campus To Career

  • Getting to the Winner’s Circle

    Kirk Baumann
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    I’m not that different from War Admiral, Secretariat, Chocolate Moon Pie or JB Rich & Rare. Some of those names you may have heard before, while others are names you’re seeing for the first time.  They’re all names of horses that have won races, big and small.  They all have two things in common.  Well, […]
  • 4 Things You Can Do to Network With Impact & Results

    Kirk Baumann
    8 Apr 2014 | 5:30 am
    It’s no secret that networking can get you closer to the job of your dreams. You’ve probably heard this countless times from recruiters, mentors, and career sites like Campus to Career. You’ve heard networking is important. You know it’s important. But when you go to a networking event, are you the person who stands around […]
  • 6 Career Myths That Hold You Back

    Kirk Baumann
    18 Mar 2014 | 5:30 am
    Career planning provides the ability to see yourself, where you are now and where you want to go in the future. It helps you decide what type of work you want, determine the skills you need and discover the ways to get those skills. When considering what he wants to do, a person needs to […]
  • 7 Crucial Interview Tips

    Kirk Baumann
    11 Mar 2014 | 5:30 am
    The job search brings with it a number of different tasks that you should be expected to have perfected or, at least, down pat before you can take on your new career. Those of course include making sure you’re qualified, writing a killer cover letter and résumé, and, of utmost important, nailing your interview(s). Interview […]
  • 3 Ways to Create Your Own Job & Not Get Steamrolled in the Process

    Kirk Baumann
    4 Mar 2014 | 5:30 am
    I’ve gone to school more than most people, and I’ve come to the conclusion that group assignments are the bane of all existence. Seems there’s always the guy who barely participates, the woman who always has a strong opinion about everything, the overachiever who wants to get the entire assignment done in the first few […]
 
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  • Research: “You’re Most Likely to Switch Jobs for More Money”

    Donna Svei
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:27 pm
    The conventional employee retention wisdom says that people leave bad bosses but, according to recent survey research conducted by Rasmussen College, people go to money. More than half of the 2,000 people surveyed by Rasmussen said they would consider leaving their current job for more money. As the economy heats up, and it seems to be on [...]
  • Interviews: The 8 Worst Body Language Mistakes — INFOGRAPHIC

    Donna Svei
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:21 am
    Your body language can make or break your interviews. A recent infographic from SOAP shows body language mistakes that people make during presentations. Most of them apply to interviews as well — and are surprisingly common. If you want to connect with your interviewer, don’t: Cross your arms or legs (or splay your legs). Avoid eye [...]
  • Has LinkedIn Radically Changed Its Search Algorithm?

    Donna Svei
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Has LinkedIn grown tired of members stuffing their profiles with keywords and changed its search algorithm? If it has, you will want to re-optimize your profile for the new algorithm — as soon as we all figure out what it is. I noticed that my personal results had changed a day or two ago but [...]
  • 16 Interns Who Grew Up to Run the World — INFOGRAPHIC

    Donna Svei
    10 Apr 2014 | 2:39 pm
    As you, or your kids, are looking for summer internships, don’t miss this heartening infographic about 16 former interns who grew up to run the world. It must have been hilarious to work in Rep. Barney Frank’s office the summer guess who was there and check out the former CIA intern!   I write executive resumes [...]
  • Finally, You Can Opt Out of LinkedIn Endorsement Pop-Ups!

    Donna Svei
    6 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    You know when you open your LinkedIn profile and there’s a big box that shows you who has endorsed you for skills you don’t have? Because LinkedIn suggested to your connections that they endorse you for skills you might don’t have. Yeah, That Box. Now you can turn suggested LinkedIn endorsements off. That, in turn, [...]
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    Executive Resume Writing Service » Our Blog

  • 5 Simply Positive Things You Can Do to Get Results During Your Job Search

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    11 Apr 2014 | 6:23 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Job search, akin to moving to a new town often is unfamiliar, disconcerting and frightening. In fact, it can turn confidence into insecurity, and polished poise into rough edges. It also can shift calmness into anger and patience into pushiness. Ways to positively channel this anxiety and energy abound and can be used […] The post 5 Simply Positive Things You Can Do to Get Results During Your Job Search appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • Job Seeker: Be Patient Even When You Think You Can’t

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    30 Mar 2014 | 9:08 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It is amazing the patience you learn when you don’t want to be patient. Buying a house and landing a new job are two life-altering events where your patience is tested, sometimes to exhaustion. Buying a house requires you create a financial resume to support you through the extensive approval process. This […] The post Job Seeker: Be Patient Even When You Think You Can’t appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • 3 Tips for New Grads Navigating the Murky Sea of Interview Rules

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    24 Mar 2014 | 5:09 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter For college students or recent grads applying for internships, the sea of interview rules often appears murky. However, whether meeting with a recruiter, hiring manager or human resources professional, and whether meeting face to face, by Skype or phone, there are three things you clearly must NOT do. 1. Wear jeans and a […] The post 3 Tips for New Grads Navigating the Murky Sea of Interview Rules appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • 3 Tips for a Resume Recipe Revamp

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    10 Mar 2014 | 6:35 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The struggle when revamping a recipe is akin to the angst when rebuilding your resume. Recently, in a lively Facebook discussion, I learned how to make a better egg dish. The processes I underwent mirrors what I see careerists face when cooking up a new resume – whether they hire a professional […] The post 3 Tips for a Resume Recipe Revamp appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • Why You Shouldn’t Quit Using Buzzwords on LinkedIn and Resumes

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    7 Mar 2014 | 9:38 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The rules of job search have changed; in fact, some might say they have taken a 180-degree turn in recent years, particularly with the advent of social networking. The waters have become murkier than ever as career journalists vie for the attention of readers with click-generating headlines that are not necessarily in careerists’ best […] The post Why You Shouldn’t Quit Using Buzzwords on LinkedIn and Resumes appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
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    KrantCents

  • Krant on Krant(cents) Interview

    Krantcents
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:41 am
    Who else should interview me than me! The self interview is a writing exercise using a question as a strategy for reflection. Something I do often as I get older. It may be a recurring article format if you like the results. I am using it to share ideas, strategies and motivation in an effort to reveal more of myself. I will pick some issues, problems or outcomes that I think you may find interesting. What do I have to share? Is this just self promotion? I try to avoid talking about myself because my parents said it is bragging. I decided to use the format to share a variety of subjects that…
  • How to Buy Income Property

    Krantcents
    21 Apr 2014 | 12:24 am
    Buying income property is one of the best ways to reach your financial goals!.  Income property is investment property bought or developed to earn income through renting, leasing or price appreciation.  This can be a condominium, townhouse, home, apartment building, industrial property or commercial office building.  Have you ever thought about buying income property?  Is there a great time to buy real estate? Some think a low interest rate stimulates more sales. Unfortunately when interest rates are low, prices are usually high. Just before the real estate bubble, banks were lending…
  • 5 Steps to Financial Literacy

    Krantcents
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:17 am
    This is National Financial Literacy Month! It is time to take control of your finances. Decide today, that you are responsible for your financial future, make better financial decisions, differentiate between wants and needs, get out of debt, start a savings account, track your expenses, start budgeting, set and achieve goals. If you are happy with your situation, don’t change! If not, read on. Unless someone else is responsible for you, you have to take care of yourself financially. Getting started is easy, get the things you need or missing. It may be skills or details. Before you can…
  • How Much Money Do You Need to Retire?

    Krantcents
    16 Apr 2014 | 12:18 am
    Everyone says money!  How much is enough to take care of you for the rest of your life?  Do you have a number?  Does it cover inflation, medical insurance and all your  “needs” and your “wants”?  Fidelity says you should have at least 8 times your ending salary! Whatever you think, you need to add ten percent!  Why?  You probably underestimated how long you may live. How do you figure out how much you need for the rest of your life? A lot of people say they need one, two, three million dollars.  In other words they back into the yearly amount of money they need to…
  • Diversify your Portfolio to Reach your Financial Goals

    Krantcents
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:36 am
    In finance, you should diversify your investment portfolio by reducing risk by investing in a variety of assets. Typically, this means asset allocation. Asset allocation is an investment strategy to balance risk and reward by adjusting the percentage of each asset in an investment portfolio according to your risk tolerance, goals and time frame. Are you diversified? My investment strategy How do you make your investment decisions? It should start with your financial goals! Before you can make investing decisions, you need some savings to invest. I always make savings a priority. I start…
 
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    Allison Cheston — Career Connector » Blog

  • Finding Your Career Should Be Messy

    Allison
    1 Apr 2014 | 12:56 pm
    I’m helping my son, a college sophomore, find a summer internship. I’ve mentioned before in these pages that I find college sophomores to be ideal clients. For one thing, they’re over the shock of the newness of college. With established friendships and some newfound maturity, life at school is a bit more predictable. … read more
  • Why Getting Nervous Makes You Happier

    Allison
    11 Feb 2014 | 6:38 am
      You’ve been asked to make a presentation at work, or you’re a consultant who delivers speeches and workshops to generate interest in your work. You have some time to prepare—and you’re anxious. Depending on how you regard public speaking, you may be extremely nervous. And probably a bit excited, too. How can … read more
  • But Should It Go on Your Resume?

    Allison
    21 Jan 2014 | 3:58 pm
       You’ve heard it before: Ask 10 people to look at your resume and you’ll get 10 different opinions. So what’s a self-respecting job seeker in the throes of unemployment angst supposed to do? Here’s my advice for what to include in your resume to help you stand out: Summarize, Summarize, Summarize One … read more
  • Make the Holiday Break Count: College to Career Checklist

    Allison
    17 Dec 2013 | 2:17 pm
    Whether you’re a college freshman or a junior, the holiday break is an important time to start planning for your summer internship. Banks and consulting firms do their internship hiring in January and February, but even if you’re interested in non-profit, government, start-ups or something non-traditional, now’s the time to get started. Here’s … read more
  • Negotiating a Flexible Schedule? An Expert Shows You How

    Allison
    2 Dec 2013 | 12:36 pm
      I heard negotiation expert Katie Donovan interviewed for an 85 Broads webinar and thought my readers would benefit from her advice. Katie’s company, Equal Pay Negotiations, LLC, specializes in helping women negotiate for equal pay, benefits and promotions and Katie frequently addresses the topic of flexible schedules. Following is my Q&A with … read more
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    The Savvy Intern by YouTern

  • #60Day Challenge, Day 27: Choose Your References

    YouTern
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Throughout the #60Day Challenge, you have been setting yourself up to create a great first impression. Your new profile pic, the new LinkedIn headline and Twitter bio, the new business cards and the accurate assessment and articulation of your existing skills, and so much more – all designed to make you look good. Today, we look way ahead to when that positive first impression really pays off: when a potential employer asks you for references…   
  • 4 Unusual Places to Make Great Networking Connections

    ComeRecommended
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:05 am
    If you’re a college student or entry-level job seeker, the phrase “it’s all about who you know” is more true than ever. Every person you meet could be a difference-maker. But, when every traditional networking opportunity is flooded with like-minded young professionals all trying to get ahead, it can be hard to stand out in the eyes of potential employers...   
  • 3 Old-School Career Myths Exposed (Do You Really Want a Job?)

    Ted Coine
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    If you’re reading this post on YouTern, there’s a more than an even chance you’re ambitious. If you weren’t, you’d probably spend your time on YouSlacker.com instead. Since you’re here, you’re eager for useful advice on building your career. First stop: awesome, resume-building internships. Next up: the coolest, resume-building job you can land. Here’s the thing, though – and I hope this doesn’t freak you out too much… You may want to rethink that whole plan. You may not want a real job after all; you may not even want to build your resume. A caveat: I’m the last…
  • 6 Lessons Learned from Cover Letters Gone Wrong

    CareerBliss
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:10 am
    A cover letter can be the spark that ignites a recruiters interest in you. Or, just as easily, can lead to a quick exit for you as a top candidate. So what makes a really good cover letter... and a bad one? We collected some real-life examples of dead-end cover letters to serve as examples of what not to do the next time you’re making first contact with a prospective employer...   
  • “Mom, I’m Home!” 5 Success Tips for Moving Back Home

    Mark Babbitt
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:35 am
    As our newest college graduates look for work, they do so knowing that many have predicted that the Class of 2014 will fare much better than graduates of the recent past. NACE, for example, has said that employers intend to increase hiring of graduates by 7.8% in 2014. Yet many of those who have fulfilled dreams that began as they entered college four years ago – the dream where earning a diploma was the golden ticket that guaranteed entrance to the workforce – have no choice: They’re going to move back home with their parents...   
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    You Start Monday

  • The Revival of the Arts

    admin
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:08 am
    There’s a modern theory that’s been making its way around the place again recently involving the possibly optimistic – but certainly interesting – revival of the arts into modern culture in a way that hasn’t been seen since the Renaissance. This new Renaissance, it’s been suggested, will be driven by the advent of new technology. The general idea is, more or less, as follows: as more and more machines end up doing more and more work for human kind, we, as a species, will have a lot more free time to do what we like, whether that’s playing video games, visiting an art gallery, or…
  • The XP Dilemma

    admin
    8 Apr 2014 | 11:21 am
    Windows this week have finally completed their plans to phase out Windows XP from their support systems. It’s taken a while and the controversial move has left many businesses high and dry as far as their security and tech support is concerned – about one quarter of the world’s business computer systems use XP, and this has left one hell of a hole. System admins will be gritting their teeth and looking forward with a fair amount of trepidation. And they’d be right to be worried. Now that Windows have completely stopped supporting their old system, they’ll be no more updates or…
  • Day Tripping

    admin
    2 Apr 2014 | 7:46 am
    When you spend a lot of time working anywhere – whether it’s in the office or away in another, much more exciting, environment, there’s bound to be times when you’re not so keen on staying indoors and working and would like a little bit of a holiday. Fortunately, for the digital nomad this isn’t too much to ask. Choosing to live and work in an exotic and exciting country opens up a lot of roads, and even when you get bored of where you are right now, that doesn’t mean there’s a lot of places nearby that are well worth visiting. For the record, that applies to office workers…
  • Why It’s Important To Stay Ahead Of Technology

    admin
    29 Mar 2014 | 11:26 am
    Digital nomading – what most of our readers look at this blog for – would not be possible without the enormous advances in modern technology that have occurred over the last twenty-or-so years. Without a fast internet connection, good laptops and online sharing techniques, it simply would not be possible to have the kind of freedom with work that is celebrated by being a digital nomad. As such, we need to make sure to be in tune with technology. Thing is, there are a lot more advances that are set to happen that could make working from home (or working away from home and the office) even…
  • Bitcoins – A Short Guide

    admin
    19 Mar 2014 | 4:30 am
    More and more transactions these days are happening with the latest in modern currency – the bitcoin. And if you haven’t heard of them yet, you will in the next few years. Bitcoins are favourable to people because they grant complete anonymity in transactions – this isn’t just favourable in the dodgy and dangerous world of illegal trade; it’s generally a great way to handle your money, or would be if it weren’t for a) the illegal trade connotations and b) the volatility of the currency. Nevertheless, bitcoins are set to take a place in the stage of the world’s trading, and…
 
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    Career Flux

  • 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…
  • After College Comes Reality: 3 Common Financial Pitfalls & How to Avoid Them

    Larry Knox
    28 Feb 2014 | 2:24 pm
     You graduated college, and then reality hit: You have student loans to pay back. The landlord wants rent. Work expects you to show up, every day, in fact.Ah, life—it can be quite the adjustment for a recent college grad who’s used to sleeping in on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Though Salary Survey places the average salary for the Class of 2013 around $45,000, it only takes one unexpected, expensive incident to start a financial domino effect that can set you back for months. Here’s some help on dealing with three common real-world financial pitfalls: 1. Your Car Breaks…
  • 6 Months Away From a Dream Career?

    Jenna Fuller
    18 Feb 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Follow your dream career steps with rapid-fire training and transition. If you’ve grown tired of your current line of work and want a new start, you don’t need to invest years into a new career track. Rapid-fire training and transitions can help you find and land a great job within as little as half a year.There are plenty of folks looking to start a new career, after all, since the average American works just over 11 jobs by the age of 46.Here we explore a few of the career change paths that take a minimum amount of time:  Video Editing and Design You can get…
  • Oz Universities: The Great Incubators

    Joel Mayer
    11 Feb 2014 | 3:23 pm
     A culture dominated by apps, Google, and tablets has truly bumped up the necessity of breeding future technology entrepreneurs. Fortunately, future-forward Australia is fast becoming a sanctuary for startups and the workspaces that coddle them. In fact, Australian institutions are moonlighting as startup incubators.Two universities immediately come to mind: the University of Sydney and the University of Melbourne. Both have initiated widely touted startup accelerator programs, the aptly named Incubate and the Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP), respectively. Have a closer…
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    reCareered.com » reCareered Blog

  • 77% Of Currently Employed Workers Compete For Your Next Job

    Phil Rosenberg
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:24 am
    That’s an eye-opening number if you’re looking for a job. But a recent CareerBuilder study projected that 77% of currently employed workers are searching for a new job. Let’s examine CareerBuilder’s projection. In 2010,... (Continued at http://reCareered.com)
  • Employers Use Your Resume And LinkedIn Profile Differently

    Phil Rosenberg
    9 Apr 2013 | 12:28 am
    Many job seekers make the mistake of assuming that their resume and LinkedIn profile are the same thing. There are three reasons that your resume and LinkedIn profile are not the same ... (Continued at http://reCareered.com)
  • Face To Face Personal Branding

    Phil Rosenberg
    2 Apr 2013 | 12:32 am
    Most job seekers personally brand themselves through their resume - it's how most communicate the first impression they make. Learn why your face to face personal brand is more memorable. (Continued at http://reCareered.com)
  • Update: 85% Of The U.S. Workforce Competes For Your Next Job

    Phil Rosenberg
    1 Apr 2013 | 12:21 am
    A CareerBuilder study late last year projected that 85% of US workers were searching for a new job - the numbers haven't changed much this year. Learn what that means for your job search ... (Continued at http://reCareered.com)
  • Personal Branding By Understanding The Hiring Process

    Phil Rosenberg
    26 Mar 2013 | 12:35 am
    Do you realize that how well you understand the hiring process has a big impact on your personal brand … and on your chances of getting hired? (Continued at http://reCareered.com)
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    Job Search, Job Organization Blog | Startwire

  • The Strategic Value of Organizing Your Job Search

    Elaina Xu
    3 Apr 2014 | 7:30 am
    If you find it hard to keep track of your job search progress and history, consider using a site dedicated to job search organization. Doing so allows you to keep your job search information all in one place. If you don’t like the idea of extra work, the good news is that these sites do most of the work for you and keep it as simple as possible. What are the benefits to organizing your job search? Keep track of your applied jobs history – the exact job title, company, and dates you applied to a job Keep track of the status of your job applications – how long it’s been…
  • 5 Inspirational Stories of Career Changes

    Elaina Xu
    19 Mar 2014 | 1:24 pm
    The most exciting and honestly, scary part of a career is not knowing where it can take you. We all start off our careers having a sense of certain interests we hold and fields we’d consider going into, but availability of opportunities, who we meet, how we connect to employers within the companies, and an array of many factors influence the actual result of the career we choose. For many, the path is never a clear cut one to the job that makes us truly happy. Instead, as we grow and change, we’ll discover new career passions and new opportunities. Here are 5 stories from people who…
  • Sample Resume Templates

    Elaina Xu
    21 Feb 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Looking to create a resume or update an existing one? Two popular resume formats are the chronological and functional resume. Below are sample resume templates that showcase both styles. The Chronological Resume lists your most recent occupation at the top, followed by the next most recent occupations. Below is a sample chronological resume. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________  Janice Kendley 15 State St. Boston, MA 02112| 555-555-5555 | kendleyj@example.com Experience Microsoft Corporation, NY, NY…
  • 4 Tips for Email Best Practices

    Elaina Xu
    10 Feb 2014 | 3:25 pm
      Are you following the best practices for email? Email is a popular way to correspond in a business setting, but it can also be the most flexible form of communication with rules that differ from company-to-company and person-to-person. For example, do you wonder, should I be responding via email or by phone? What should I include in the subject line of my emails?   4 Tips to Improve your Emailing:   1) Short subject lines vs. detailed Keep your subject lines short and to the point if you have an email with detailed content to share. If your recipient is busy, a brief subject…
  • Common Job Search Questions Answered

    Elaina Xu
    30 Jan 2014 | 8:08 am
    What’s the best way to apply to a company? When should I follow-up after an interview? If you’re job searching, you probably have a lot of unanswered questions. Job search can be a confusing process to navigate and find your way through, but feeling this way is a common emotion of job seeking. While a job search is never easy, it can be made better with the right resources. Let’s start by answering some fundamental job search questions. Lars Schmidt, Founder of Amplify Talent, provides tips from the hiring side of the process. Find his answers to the following questions…
 
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    Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA

  • Networking – How to Find the Next Career Opportunity

    Lei Han
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:12 am
    Last week, Sarah, a fellow Wharton classmate, asked me this question: “How do I find my next career opportunity if I am a generalist?  Do I need to figure out what function I want to specialize in first?.”  Here is the background of Sarah’s story. Sarah loves working with people and she has worked in … Read More →The post Networking – How to Find the Next Career Opportunity appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • Corporate Confidential – A Must Read for Every Professional

    Lei Han
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:26 am
    Six months ago, a friend recommended I read “Corporate Confidential” by Cynthia Shapiro.  She said it was one of the most influential books that helped her with her career success.  Now I can see why.  I just started reading it last week and I am floored by some of the secrets Cynthia Shapiro shares in her book. Cynthia Shapiro is … Read More →The post Corporate Confidential – A Must Read for Every Professional appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • Career Break – How Long Can You Take?

    Lei Han
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:14 am
    Can you take a career break – time off from work to do other things like travel or be a full time mom?  If so, how long can you safely take a career break if you want to come back to work afterwards.  These are popular questions among new mothers with young children as well as from anyone who … Read More →The post Career Break – How Long Can You Take? appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • Mid Career Change – 4 Tips on How to Do it

    Lei Han
    28 Mar 2014 | 7:08 am
    Making a mid career change, a career change around the age of 40 or 45, is a courageous decision. It is possible for anyone in their mid-life to do this, as long as they understand the trade-offs involved. Below is a great question I receive from a reader who is considering a mid career change … Read More →The post Mid Career Change – 4 Tips on How to Do it appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • Achieving Work Life Balance – A Letter to Myself

    Lei Han
    24 Mar 2014 | 7:17 am
    Achieving work life balance takes self-awareness, making tough choices, and being disciplined.  As a recovering over-achiever and perfectionist, this is hard for me.     My natural tendency with any job is to err on the side of working over-time and prioritize my job above anything else.   The only reason I was able to maintain … Read More →The post Achieving Work Life Balance – A Letter to Myself appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
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    ApplyMate Blog

  • 5 In-Demand Health Care Careers

    Tim Murphy
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:36 am
    Below is a guest post from Sandra Mills where she talks about career prospects in the hot and growing health care field. Some great tips and stats in here. Finding a job these days can be insanely hard/annoying/stressful. Some people have been out of work for two years or more after being laid off and are still in the process of searching for a job. If you’re in a hurry to get a job, there are a number of health care careers that you can look into that are in demand and typically involve a shorter amount of training to get there. 1. Nursing Nursing is one of the most in-demand and fastest…
  • Target Breach – Were You a Victim? Find Out With Mint

    Tim Murphy
    10 Jan 2014 | 10:24 am
    By now, you’ve probably heard about the Target breach. In mid December, Target announced a massive credit card breach that took place before, during, and after Black Friday (11/27-12/15). Originally we thought the Target breach affected more than 40 million customers – those who shopped AT Target (not Target.com) during that time had their financial information compromised. Now it seems the news is even worse, and the number is up to 70 million. The method used to steal this information allows the thieves to replicate your credit and possibly debit card information.
  • 9 Ways to Improve Your Life (and the lives of those around you)

    Tim Murphy
    20 Aug 2013 | 5:15 am
    See #5 below Below is a list of ways to improve your life that have occurred to me over the past week or so. They aren’t always easy to follow, and I don’t claim to be a perfect practitioner, but they’re good to think about and work toward. All of them do require you to be honest with yourself and avoid rationalizing, so if you can’t do that, don’t bother. Improve Your Life Start every conversation or debate by thinking, “I could be wrong.” Do this mindfully and genuinely – because you could be. Yes, even you, and even on this subject. Don’t lie.
  • Use Your Major to Find the Best Career

    Tim Murphy
    8 Aug 2013 | 4:45 am
    This is a guest post by Josh Weiss-Roessler, co-owner of Weiss-Roessler Writing. Enjoy! So you went to college, chose a major based on your personality and interests, and now you’re wondering how to use it to find the best career. There’s nothing wrong with doing something you love in college – even if it’s one of those majors that always seems to make the list of the Worst Majors for Finding a Job. You just have to figure out how to leverage what you learned to find the best career fit for you. Here are a few tips to get you started. Get creative and be flexible Remember, the field…
  • When I Refused to Represent a Terrorist

    Tim Murphy
    25 Jul 2013 | 10:49 am
    First I’ll tell the story, then I’ll get to the point. A few years back, one of the firms I worked for in DC was approached by a terrorist state. They wanted to hire us to do some PR and investment promotion. I’ll refrain from naming the country, but it’s near the Middle East, at the time it was lead by an infamous dictator and supporter of terrorism, and that dictator is now dead. That sounds like Iraq, but it wasn’t Iraq. While it was still a state sponsor of terrorism, the country had recently come around a bit with the international community. They’d renounced weapons…
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    Position Ignition Career Blog

  • What It Really Means To Be A Leader

    Lucy Skipper
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    When do you think you first experienced being a leader? Can you remember the first time that you stuck your hand up and volunteered to take responsibility for a certain task or duty?
  • Learning to Lead Anyone, Anywhere

    Lucy Skipper
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Let’s think for a minute of big, impacting leadership or management jobs. Have you noticed that Nobel Prize winners in the sciences all tend to be mostly at the end of their careers?
  • 10 Ways to Stand Out Amongst Your Peers

    Lucy Skipper
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Whatever type of work we’re engaged in, it’s natural for us to want to be the best we can be. There will be occasions, for example when we’re going for a promotion or looking to get involved in our employer’s new project or taskforce, when we specifically want to show that we’re the best person for the job. This shouldn’t involve minimizing our peers’ achievements or abilities. Here are some tips for standing out while remaining of value to your peers, your team and your employer.
  • Discover How to Become a CEO

    Nisa Chitakasem
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Would you like to become a CEO? Are you ready for the responsibilities that come by being at the top of a business? Watch this 40 minute webinar on-demand Becoming a Chief Executive Officer and discover what it takes to become a CEO now. To view all career topics on-demand see our Full Webinar List.
  • 10 Ways Career Coaching Differs from Recruitment

    Lucy Skipper
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Someone once said that a recruitment candidate needs to be like a brand new car on a sale showroom floor – you know, the ones that get polished every day and are worth loads of money. Think of recruitment as a sales process and think of career coaching like the raw materials and the manufacturing process that takes a product to that showroom. Recruitment is about finished products and it is also about transactional relationships that take that product to a job.
 
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    Everyday Bright

  • Ever Ask Yourself: How Did I Get Here?

    Jennifer Gresham
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:18 am
    Everyone will tell you to fake it until you make it. Few will admit how often they feel the need to fake it once they’ve made it. Take Monica, a former client who pulled herself out of poverty. At times, her family was homeless, and her childhood was marked by instability and fear. Now a lawyer and COO of a major organization, there is no doubt she’s overcome tremendous odds to “make it” in the traditional sense. She does important work, she is respected by her peers, and has the ability to financially support her family. But it has all come at a price. A price, she realized, she…
  • What Should I Do Now?

    Jennifer Gresham
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:14 am
    It’s not that you particularly want to read your email, it’s more like you feel compelled. Partly out of curiosity, partly out of dread, and partly out of confusion. What should you do now? “Tell me, what is it you plan to do With your one wild and precious life?” –Mary Oliver If you check your email, undoubtedly it will tell you. At least, it will tell you what someone else would like you to do. But chances are you still haven’t answered that question yourself. Maybe you’re afraid to answer it. Maybe you don’t know how. I have been in this place so many darn times.
  • Sneak Peak and Prizes (Sweet!)

    Jennifer Gresham
    8 Apr 2014 | 6:15 am
    Maybe you’ve noticed I’ve been acting a little strangely. In between book proposal writing, parenting, private coaching, and getting ready to move back to the States, I’ve been working on a secret project. And now, after months of interviews, field tests, and rewrites, I’m finally ready to tell you about it. Even better? I’m going to give away two free prizes, worth over $300, to two lucky commenters. Read on to see what it’s all about… How it started I know what you’re thinking. Jen, you’re supposed to be writing a book. I know. But as I interviewed people for the book,…
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    Rasmussen Career Services Blog

  • Survey: Nearly Half of 35-44-Year-Olds Consider Changing Careers

    16 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    It turns out being established in one career track doesn't necessarily mean you want to stay on it. A recent survey conducted on behalf of Rasmussen College shows that 45% of 35-44 years olds considered changing careers.* The survey was conducted in early 2014 and asked more than 2,000 workers aged 18 to 55-plus whether they've ever thought about changing their current job.
  • New Survey Identifies Industries with 'Happiest' Employees

    9 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
    It's no secret that happiness is important in the workforce-happier employees are more productive and are less likely to look for work elsewhere. In fact, a study to be published in the Journal of Labor Economics, shows that happy workers are 12% more productive than those for who aren't happy. With that in mind, a recent survey* conducted on behalf of Rasmussen College set out to find which industries have the most satisfied workers.
  • 6 Overlooked Tips to Prepare for an Interview

    26 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Job interviews should be taken seriously, but they don't need to be scary. It's all about preparation. Here, hiring experts and consultants share tips for interviewing that you don't want to overlook.
  • Changing Careers: Why it's NEVER Too Late to Chase Your Dream

    12 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Some of the most successful people in this country didn't start out in the career that they were passionate about. If you feel stuck and are looking for a new pathway, take a look at this article to find how you can still chase your dream.
  • Experts Share TONS of Advice About Career Fairs

    5 Mar 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The opportunity to attend a career fair or interview with a future employer will happen most likely several times throughout your career, so it never hurts to garner as many tips as you can. In an effort to help current and future students, as well as community members, learn more about what to do before, during and after a job interview and/or career fair, Rasmussen College hosted a live Google+ "Hangout on Air" Feb. 17. The topics of the discussion ranged from researching companies before you speak to them, dressing professionally, developing your one-minute "elevator pitch" and the keys to…
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    The Voice of Job Seekers

  • Cover Letter Strategies, and Don’t Trash Talk Your Employer

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:04 pm
      Cover letters are an essential part of your job search arsenal. Without them, your story would be incomplete. Despite whether many recruiters and hiring managers don’t read them, if they are asked for or not, many expect cover letters to accompany the resume. Debra Ann Matthews (@LetMeWriteIt4U), is the founder of Let Me Write it 4 U at jobwinningresumes.net. She is affliliated member of the National Resume Writers Association and Career Thought Leaders Consortium. Her features in CareerBuilder, Monster, and the Chicago Tribune, displays her depth of knowledge of the career space,…
  • 7 Ways to Sharpen Your Mind During Unemployment

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    20 Apr 2014 | 10:05 pm
    If your mind is not sharp for job interviews, and meeting important people, then you’re dull. No excuse. Many people go the job interview unprepared, and others just not ready to respond directly to areas of competency. I’ve seen it happen too often. Here are suggestions to keep your mind active and engaged: 1. Read articles, blogs, and tweets related to your industry If you do not target a career, and are just looking for a job, you are missing an opportunity to expand your perspective, know the latest technology, and engage industry related hot  topics. 2. Read books, I mean…
  • Job Search Salary Tools, and Do You Need a Degree?

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:09 pm
    Editor’s note: There is silence between 23:25 and 24:49. You can fast forward easily using your mouse. I hope to fix that in the next day. Thanks. Negotiation is more than just money and perks, it is important to know what tools to use. What value does a college degree have? Well, no one person can tell you that because it is a personal decision, but we can say is that each individual must bring value.  Today’s first segment features Jacob Share of JobMob, an internationally recognized career site. Recently he published an article with more than 100 salary tools, guides, and…
  • The More Job Interviews the Better? Wrong! Job Networking Advice

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Today, you’ll probably get two vivid pictures: College degrees, Bachelors’ or Master’s, are not the home run of education. Some will say that the value of a Master’s has significantly depreciated, but there is a compelling case on both sides of the argument. We do know that job networking is essential, and the right connections will build your career for now and the future.   John Muscarello (@jmmuscarello) coaches professionals of all ages to build strong and powerful connections including employers. He is the founder of Start Networking Today, and his day job…
  • 5 Job Search Strategies You’ll Hate, But Results You’ll Love

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    6 Apr 2014 | 10:00 pm
      The job search in 2014 requires you to be an expert at being you. Therefore, your job search will require you to encompass skill critical to landing a career that will lead to other future opportunities. This includes things that you hate to do, but there are benefits once you sort through the emotions. 1. Informational interviews To achieve the best results from writing your resume, plan on doing a few informational interviews, then complete your resume. You’ll hate: The cold calling (which doesn’t have to be if you are using networking contacts), and not begging for a…
 
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    FlexJobs

  • Do New Flexible Work Policies Help or Hurt?

    Carol Cochran
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:36 am
    New flexible work policies in Germany and France take two different approaches to tackle the same problems--overwork and poor work-life balance. The post Do New Flexible Work Policies Help or Hurt? appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • Should Older Workers Leave Dates Off Resumes?

    Robin Madell
    24 Apr 2014 | 4:15 am
    Older workers often face discrimination in the job search about their age. Should you leave dates off resumes when you apply for jobs? Here's some advice. The post Should Older Workers Leave Dates Off Resumes? appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 5 Tips for Writing a Cover Letter That Gets Job Interviews

    Jennifer Parris
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:37 am
    Writing a cover letter is no one's idea of fun, but it can be the key to landing a job interview. Here are 5 tips for writing a cover letter that works. The post 5 Tips for Writing a Cover Letter That Gets Job Interviews appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • How to Manage a Distributed Team

    Jennifer Parris
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:03 am
    Working with a distributed team has advantages and challenges. Get tips from companies with successful distributed teams on how to manage them effectively. The post How to Manage a Distributed Team appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • Top 10 Flexible Green Jobs for Earth Day

    Jess Vyvial-Larson
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:08 am
    To recognize Earth Day 2014 and help people find environmentally-friendly ways of working, we're highlight 10 recently-posted flexible green jobs. The post Top 10 Flexible Green Jobs for Earth Day appeared first on FlexJobs.
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    Hospital Career News & Information

  • Nurse stabbings raise questions on hospital violence

    admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    Violence against workers continues to plague U.S. hospitals, with two separate stabbings injuring two nurses in Los Angeles, one of them critically. Police said Romero Carnalla of Los Angeles allegedly bypassed the weapons screening area… Read more at FierceHealthcare.
  • Hospitals rethink community benefit

    admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    With new reporting requirements from the Affordable Care Act and increasing scrutiny of community benefits programs, executives of hospitals are taking a more critical look at their programs to make sure they’re on target and creating a solid financial strategy… Read more at Healthcare Finance News.
  • Health Assistant Resume Sample

    admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:57 am
    Health care is a subject directly involved in medical industry. In this field one can make bondage of love and caring and fondness with good treating capacity in this sector one should not necessarily have to acquire the particular degree… Read more at Career Enter.
  • 6 THINGS YOU SHOULD DO FEW HOURS TO YOUR INTERVIEW

    admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:56 am
    Today I want to bring some useful tips on interview. Few hours to your interview can be very tricky. What you do at this time could make or mar your interview. Here are six things you should do few hours to your interview… Read more at Job Secrete.
  • Health Administrator Resume Sample

    admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:54 am
    In the modern world today with the growing demand of health care service, the profession of health administrator is very popular. A health care administrator… Read more at Career Enter.
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    Come Recommended

  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Top 50 Companies For Diversity In 2014

    Olivia Adams
    24 Apr 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. INTERNSHIP & JOB SEEKERS Top 10 Best Cities to Start a New Career: As a new set of college graduates prepares to enter the workforce, one thing on their mind will be finding a place to call home. Read more.  Military Spouses Find Job Market Unforgiving, Study Shows: According to a recent study, 90 percent of female military spouses are…
  • 9 Secrets Of A Successful Exit Interview

    Olivia Adams
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Applicant and Recruiter Image from Bigstock Have you recently had an employee turn in their two weeks notice? Then you’re probably wondering why they’ve decided to leave. Whatever the situation may be, whether they’re personal reasons or they relate to the company, it’s always a good idea as an employer to pinpoint why your employees leave. Exit interviews give you the opportunity to learn more about your employees, how to satisfy and retain them, and whether or not your management strategies are effective. Employees often use this as a time to be…
  • 3 Alternatives To The Cover Letter

    Alex Macksoud
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Photo Credit: Businessman Writing goes to BigStock In 2009, a study of 2,000 recruiters found that an astonishing 90 percent of them never read cover letters when reviewing applications. Five years later, with the continuing emergence of technology in our everyday lives, the traditional cover letter is becoming antiquated as more and more companies are adopting radical hiring techniques that seek to zero in on the perfect candidate. While the cover letter is a fantastic resource for potential candidates to set themselves apart from competition and add context to their application, some…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: The 10 Best Jobs Of 2014

    Olivia Adams
    17 Apr 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. INTERNSHIP & JOB SEEKERS The 10 Best Jobs of 2014: A new ranking from the job search website CareerCast.comnames mathematician as the best occupation of 2014. Read more. 100 Top Companies for Remote Jobs in 2014: Flexjobs.com rounds up the best companies for remote jobs in 2014. Read more.  Wackiest Reasons People Miss Work: According…
  • How Continuous Learning Will Boost Your Career

    Olivia Adams
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: College student study image from Bigstock. The majority of Millennials today are afraid to fail and afraid to learn on their own. Although they’ve been taught they’re entire lives to pursue their dreams, they still haven’t found comfort in failure or independent learning. When it comes to learning, you sometimes fail before you can succeed. Just think about all the times you didn’t get a good grade on a test after hours of studying, or you missed a few points on a presentation. Just because you failed in the classroom didn’t keep you from earning a…
 
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    Eat Your Career

  • The Art of Conscious Compromise: Finding Your Perfection

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

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

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

    Chrissy Scivicque
    23 Feb 2014 | 9:53 am
    In case you missed it, I hosted my quarterly free coaching call a little while back. You can listen to the recording using the audio player below or download the MP3 if you’d like. Please note: The sound quality isn’t perfect. I’m in the process of upgrading my technology setup so hopefully, in the future, this won’t be an issue. Thanks for understanding. During this session we covered so much, including (but not limited to): How to get attention from prospective employers when you don’t have an “in” at the company. How to manage someone else’s…
  • How to Fall In Love With Your Job (Again)

    Chrissy Scivicque
    13 Feb 2014 | 7:43 pm
    It’s that time of year again where love is in the air. I know most people don’t use the word “love” very often when discussing their work, but I think we should change that. So today, in honor of V-day, I’d like to share a few tips to help you fall in love with your job…again. Why do I say “again”? Well, I’m willing to bet at some point—whether in the distant past or more recently—you actually did love your job. At one time or another, it probably held all kinds of promise and possibility. It felt exciting to get up and go to work. Maybe that feeling didn’t last longer…
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    Today in Newtown

  • How to Become a One Issue Voter

    kate (storyteller)
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:44 pm
    I became a one-issue, gun sense voter in December 2012.  That’s when gun violence prevention trumped all other social issues, because everything else doesn’t matter when your community is dying. Guns don't kill people, people kill people. Yeah, I know. People with guns kill people, and people with more powerful guns and more rounds and no background checks kill even MORE people. We know. Public safety sort of wins, don't you think? Suddenly, reproductive rights and immigration reform and banking regulations just don’t seem all that imperative when gun violence ends life as you…
  • Phil Donahue Saved My Writing Soul

    kate (storyteller)
    18 Apr 2014 | 5:28 am
    I went to Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop desperately seeking my funny. Not sure what to expect, but there was plenty of funny to go around. When you’re surrounded by 300+ women writers and a handful of men all of whom are genetically talented, it has the distinct possibility to leave you crying in the bathroom. Forever alone. A girl and her cellphone. And a quite possibly a cocktail. The Erma groupies had the goods, and it was more than a little intimidating: books and columns and syndication and by-lines. Comics and screenplays and blogs and podcasts. Thousands of followers. YouTube and…
  • The Healing Power of Mud

    kate (storyteller)
    26 Mar 2014 | 2:21 pm
    I actually know exactly when I realized we would all be okay. It was in the middle of a muddy cornfield, with smoking fire sculptures, freezing, dirty kids, bands blaring Irish music, and lots and lots of strangers – laughing, running, hugging, and climbing, then eventually, drinking, eating and dancing. Kids were free falling into waves of mud; rolling, picking themselves up and doing it all over again; laughter echoing and teeth chattering throughout the Mohawk Valley. The Daniel Barden Highland Mudfest in upstate New York, was started by Deansboro residents Dan and Melissa Williams…
  • Remembering Mike

    kate (storyteller)
    19 Mar 2014 | 2:20 pm
    The very same day of my last blog post back in January, my sister and I moved in with my parents to provide 24-hour care for my dad in his final days of fighting that assfuck pancreatic cancer.  Sadly and gladly, he's gone, and I'm proud to say his obituary went somewhat viral amongst the 20-odd members of the Class of '58. Here's what I proudly had the honor to share at his memorial service in the small town where he was both literally and symbolically, larger than life. Wow! Humpin' Jesus! There are a whole lot of you here to pay respects to our Dad. Thank you. Thank you…
  • Why it matters: NSSF in Newtown

    kate (storyteller)
    14 Jan 2014 | 3:35 pm
    Photo credit Newtown Patch At a local Newtown Action Alliance presser (fancy talk for press conference) to coincide with NSSF's (National Shooting Sports Foundation) Shot Show, the firearms industry's leading tradeshow and conference, which kicked off simultaneously in Las Vegas, somebody way up the food chain at NAA asked me if I would be willing to speak as a Newtown resident about NSSF. Out loud. To the media. In front of friends and neighbors. It's quite sad and ironic that National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is located right here in my home of Newtown Connecticut. So…
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    Jobberman Insider

  • In The Future, Everyone Will Job Hunt Like This

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:55 am
    Last week, I posted the story about a man – Bilal Jaffery – who got a six-figure job at Enterasys, without a resume. As I promised, below is an excerpt of a blog post that he wrote for Enterasys, which explains the step-by-step process.I have been monitoring the rise of Enterasys in the social business arena for the past few years and have been superbly amazed by Vala Afshar [the company's chief marketing officer].So when Vala Afshar posted a #socialCV tweet about a role in digital and social strategy, I just had to tweet him back. Why you ask? It is rare to find a C-level…
  • Getting Out of Our Own Way: Employing A Life Strategy

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:14 am
    At times, we’ve all felt a bit lost — and finding our way back to the right path is imperative. This process can prove both confusing and painful. Often, we believe that the root problem lies externally; the wrong boss, team or organization. But, are we overlooking the obvious? In fact, looking inward might just be the best place to begin. Truth be told, we put enough obstacles in our own career paths to last more than a lifetime.What if you could find that vital guidance, that mantra of direction, to actually get out of your own way once and for all? Well, developing a life strategy…
  • How To Get A Six-Figure Job Through Twitter (No Resume Required)

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    15 Apr 2014 | 3:05 am
    Some months ago, Vala Afshar, an exec at Enterasys, was looking to hire a director of social and digital marketing – a position that came with a six-figure salary. Afshar made news when he said he wasn’t accepting resumes and would only consider candidates who contacted him via Twitter.There were 500 applicants and a short list of 15. The winner: Bilal Jaffery, who wowed Afshar from a first contact and has now been with the company a month. Neither would say that the traditional, paper resume is dead, although Afshar only gives it a handful of years, expecting something that will…
  • Konga.com Wants You Now!

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    14 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    Konga.com, Nigeria’s leading e-commerce site is out to bolster its working personnel. To further strengthen its place in Nigeria’s burgeoning online shopping market as well as efficiently meet the increasing demands of their customers, the company wishes to recruit suitably qualified candidates to fill the roles of a Treasury Lead and a Revenue Analysis and Reporting Manager.The Treasury Lead shall, in addition to other duties, oversee the overall management of all operational treasury functions, including the daily cash management, foreign exchange, banking and money…
  • Austin is Supercool; You Too Can Be

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:12 am
    Ever met Austin? Well, I have. Austin is a supercool guy. He does stuffs that touch every aspect of your life – okay, our lives! Every day, Austin’s work affects not only industries, governments, not-for-profit organizations, but also homes, worship centers and all.He applies his scientific knowledge about the behavior and nature of electrons to create and maintain devices that use electricity to run. These devices may be transistors, capacitors, diodes or other electrical components. His work also includes researching, designing, developing and testing the electronics components.
 
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    Women Powering Business

  • Getting – and Keeping – Women on the Leadership Track

    Kristin Kelley
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:21 am
    Marillyn A. Hewson, CEO of Lockheed Martin Women are taking on leadership roles and adding value at the top levels of organizations more than ever before – case and point, Marillyn Hewson, who was recently named the first female CEO of Lockheed Martin, one of the world’s largest defense contractors. So why is it that many of today’s organizations still find it a challenge to place qualified women in top positions – especially when research clearly shows that companies that demonstrate gender diversity at the executive level outperform their competitors? In my role at the nation’s…
  • Infographic: A Closer Look at the Wage Gap

    WPB Expert
    10 Apr 2014 | 11:49 am
    Much of the recent discussion around women in the workplace has centered on pay inequality between men and women, with one popular statistic often cited: On average, women earn only 77 cents per dollar, compared to their male counterparts. But a new infographic from the website topmanagementdegrees.com titled “Why Women Don’t Make Less Than Men” takes a closer look at that well-touted claim and examines five factors impacting pay inequality: occupations, positions, education, job tenure and hours worked per week. According to the infographic below, when you factor in those issues, the…
  • Women Powering Technology Series, Part One

    Kimberly Fahey
    4 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Kimberly Fahey, Vice President, Global Client Solutions at Randstad Women Powering Business is pleased to introduce “Women Powering Technology,” a six-part series that takes a closer look at the lack of female representation in the IT industry. Topics in the series will include: What impact does the gender gap have on the IT industry overall? What’s the origin of the gender gap? How can tech companies attract and retain female talent? What are some barriers that women in tech face? The Women Powering Technology series will feature female executives who will offer their…
  • How To Build Employee Morale

    Michelle Prince
    28 Mar 2014 | 8:49 am
    As the economy continues its steady trek toward improvement, how engaged are your employees? The recession and slow recovery has changed the way many U.S. employees view work; turbulent economic times have led workers to replace the question of “do I love my job?” with “do I have a job?” as the nation has weathered a period of layoffs, unemployment and uncertainty. Workforces have been stretched thin and employees have been asked to do more for the same or less pay. It’s no wonder that a CareerBuilder survey in February found the share of U.S. workers satisfied with their jobs fell…
  • “I’m not bossy. I’m the boss.”

    WPB Expert
    18 Mar 2014 | 11:37 am
    Could banning one word today really affect the leadership of tomorrow? According to Facebook chief operating officer and author of best-selling book “Lean In,” Sheryl Sandberg, the answer is yes. Ban Bossy, which now has its own online petition and boasts the endorsement of high profile women like Beyoncé and Condoleezza Rice, has taken shape to encourage young girls and working female professionals alike—whether on the playground or in the office place—to change the conversation by changing the connotation of one word: bossy. Joining Forces to Ban Bossy Here, the New England…
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    HR C-Suite

  • The Truth About Trust, Engagement and Organization Performance

    Rosanna Nadeau, SPHR
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    As managers in today’s organizations, during an economic recovery that is challenging even to the world’s top 1% of businesses, our primary concerns are about building business performance and growing.  The fact is, the top 1%, including Fortune 500 companies, are not necessarily the models of successful leadership that we might emulate, since many of them have been recipients of government interventions designed […]
  • The Horror of Unilaterialism

    Philip Espinosa
    20 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Unilateralism means doing things alone. It means not working with the team. It means not asking for help. It means running the whole race, from start to finish, all by yourself. We hear something similar frequently from our politicians. We hear the rhetoric about partisan and bi-partisan legislation. Usually, bi-partisan legislation is more powerful and […]
  • Changing the Organizational Culture

    Dave Jones
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    A company is the sum total of its people and its culture. This is why it is impossible to separate the two without affecting both entities. Similarly, it is important to understand that this relationship between people and culture is the main reason why the people so vigorously oppose any changes to the culture. Changes in […]
  • Manager HR Skills: Hiding the Problem

    Lynne Curry, Ph.d., SPHR
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Question: I was fired for doing my best. I worked for my company for 18 years. I was promoted to a senior position because my managers trusted me to handle problems. That’s what I was fired for, for handling a problem, exactly what I was paid to do. An insecure, newly hired female employee pulled […]
  • Virtual CHRO: How to Tell if a Company Has Soul

    Tresha Moreland
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    So you joined the leadership ranks to make a difference. You wanted to be a part of something bigger than yourself. You wanted to help people grow, develop and succeed. The question is what if the company you joined, or soon will join, doesn’t align with that overall goal you set for yourself? Worse, what […]
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    Executive Resume Services

  • Are You Adding To Your Authority?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    24 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    One of the ways to improve your online brand is by being active online in ways that focus on your professional arena. You can start out by using search engines to find news in your field, but you can also find niche communities of your peers and connect on social media sites like LinkedIn, Google+, and Facebook. Once you have some professional places to hang out on the web it’s a good idea to start interacting with others on those sites. Make intelligent comments on blog posts, have discussions that are courteous, and always have a link back to your own blog under your name. Be the…
  • What’s Your Career Plan?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:27 am
    Have you ever really looked at blueprints? We had our own experience with them last year when we expanded our office. They can make most people’s eyes glaze over, but  those professional schematic drawings are the reason buildings don’t fall down, plumbing works efficiently, and electric outlets are located where you want to plug in your hair dryer. Professional plans mean that using the hairdryer in the bathroom doesn’t blow a circuit because the wiring is sufficient for the task. Professionals use the training and experience they possess to create building plans that will…
  • Has Heartbleed Affected Your Job Search?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:11 am
            By now, I hope you have heard of Heartbleed, that notorious bug that has been infiltrating “secure” sites for the last two years and quietly stealing information without a trace. It’s ugly, but it also is a good reminder that there will always be some hacker out there trying to get past everyone’s guard. Neil Rubenking at SecurityWatch  says the fallout of Heartbleed is the need for everyone to change every one of their passwords. “Your secure sites fall in to three categories, those that are still vulnerable, those that were…
  • Don’t Waste Your Profile Pic On These Things!

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:29 am
    The photo you use for your profile on social media and professional sites is prime real estate. This is the face of your online brand, right? This picture is what comes up on an internet search by a potential employer, colleagues looking at your LinkedIn profile, and networking contacts. People are normally visually-oriented, and that profile pic is what their eyes go to first. So why waste that advantage? No profile pic at all is like saying you don’t care — so why should they care? Using a logo markets that logo, not your career Poorly lit, grainy photos don’t say much…
  • Are You Putting Your Resumes In The Right Places?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:28 pm
    Have you ever gone past a series of modern windmills? I just did recently-they were amazing. At first, they don’t look real. Then as you get closer, they begin to loom in jaw-dropping proportions because they are huge. These gigantic pinwheels are carefully placed to catch the wind in the best spots available. A lot of study goes into how tall they need to be, where they should be located, and which direction they should face. This is because they are very expensive to manufacture and install so they need to be where they will catch the most wind and generate the most power. Why would…
 
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    Free Range Humans

  • Trying to find ‘your thing’? Here’s a clue: you’re probably driving everyone around you crazy with it.

    Marianne Cantwell
    4 Apr 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,…
  • Why Writing Is Not A Waste Of Your Time

    Marianne Cantwell
    23 Mar 2014 | 3:21 pm
    Ever been told that writing is a waste of time? I mean it’s fine to do it on the side, so long as you focus on more serious pursuits. Right? That’s what I was told too and for years I believed it. As it turns out, that advice was a load of BS. Now I know that creative writing is the single most useful skill I could have learnt.   Let me tell you the story of how I ended up writing for a living.   At the age of 18, I graduated from high school, with top grades which, according to the ranking-obsessed Australian university entrance system, would have let me into just about…
  • 9 pieces of advice they won’t tell you at business school (but really should)

    Marianne Cantwell
    22 Mar 2014 | 6:26 am
    Recently I was sent a question about what I wish I’d known when starting out figuring out my ideas / doing my own thing. I had a lot of things I could have said, and a lot of things I did say, but there were more that came up after I replied. So I’d like to share these with you below.   You see, you can Google the answer to questions like ‘how do I set up a facebook fan page’ or ‘how do I do that twitter thing anyway?’ but there are some big picture things that matter more than any of that. 9 of the things I wish I’d known when starting out… but which no one really tells…
  • How a simple photo project got 4 million fans + a #1 bestselling book (7 lessons from the rise of Humans of New York)

    Marianne Cantwell
    6 Mar 2014 | 11:23 pm
        I came across Humans of New York several years ago. Then, it was a Facebook fan page with some photos, and maybe 30,000 fans. I think the main reason I looked at it was that another page with the word ‘humans’ in the title got me curious. However within 20 seconds of browsing the Humans of New York (HONY) page I was hooked. The concept was simple: one man, Brandon Stanton, was walking around New York, taking photos of individuals he met walking the streets and posting them to this Facebook page. But it wasn’t just the photos that people were looking at. It was the…
  • The 9 dirty truths experts won’t tell you about starting your own business

    Marianne Cantwell
    19 Feb 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…
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    MonsterThinking

  • Five ways to make your office greener

    Dominique Rodgers
    24 Apr 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Earth Day was April 22. Every year, just as the snow melts and spring emerges, people reflect on the beauty of the planet and how to preserve it for future generations. Or, people read an article about conservation efforts and then think to themselves, “This all sounds great, but my boss is never going to go for it.” Your boss may be reluctant to change, but if you show that most of these tips are free or will save money, maybe she’ll come around. Here are five ways you can help make your office greener. Rethink your lighting If your office is still using incandescent light bulbs, you…
  • EEOC continues focus on background checks with new guidance

    MonsterThinking
    24 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    This article is written by Katie Loehrke, human resources subject matter expert and editor with J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., a nationally recognized compliance resource firm. She is the editor of J. J. Keller’s Employment Law Today and SUPER adVISOR newsletters. For more information, visit www.jjkeller.com/hr and www.prospera.com. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has made background checks a hot topic as of late, and from the looks of things, the Commission’s focus in this area isn’t letting up. In April 2012, the EEOC released guidance reinforcing the…
  • Welcoming new employees: schedule, mentor, reevaluate

    MonsterThinking
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:15 pm
    This article is written by Angie Zernzach, associate editor at J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., a nationally recognized compliance resource company that offers products and services to address the range of responsibilities held by human resources and corporate professionals. Zernzach specializes in employment law issues such as wellness programs, labor unions, and workplace posters. For more information, visit www.jjkeller.com/hr and www.prospera.com. New job jitters can be common. This is mostly due to all of the unknown factors new workers face, such as measuring up, learning what…
  • 3 strategies for fearless delegation

    Young Entrepreneur Council
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Elizabeth Grace Saunders is the founder and CEO of Real Life E, a time coaching and training company, and the author of “The 3 Secrets to Effective Time Investment: How to Achieve More Success With Less Stress.” At first glance, not doing something yourself feels risky: What if it doesn’t get done? What if it’s not quality work? But done correctly, delegating can actually lower the risk in your business. By delegating, you are decreasing the chance that you’ll burn out and that important activities only you can do won’t get done. Real control comes from managing risk and…
  • 11 ways to give your staff meetings more life

    Young Entrepreneur Council
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Question: What’s one tip that you have for making staff meetings more engaging for your employees? Limit attendees “The more people attending a meeting, the more passive each participant will be because they can let other people carry the intellectual load. Our policy is to limit most meetings to no more than 5 participants. The costs of large meetings are high — a one-hour meeting with 10 participants costs the company 10 hours. If the average hourly rate of the participants is $100, the meeting costs $1000.” Emerson Spartz | Spartz Limit meetings to 30 minutes “Why…
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    Welcome to the Career Psychologist

  • Imperfectly Perfect

    Nimita Shah
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:06 pm
    If you are anything like me, every now and then you catch yourself falling into the emotionally laden trap of comparing yourself to others. For example: Speak to a friend who you perceive as highly successful? You are failing in comparison. Come across a really nifty gadget at this year’s Ideal Home Show? Why didn’t you think of that? Read about Mariah Carey. You have never received a diamond bracelet! If I think about it long enough (and even sometimes if I don’t), I can usually find someone who performs better or has more than me. I then feel pretty bad about myself, after all ‘to…
  • The Gift of Fear

    Nimita Shah
    9 Mar 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Five years on after making my career change, I felt fear. Fear that I am not working hard enough. Fear that maybe I am not doing the right thing and wasting time. Fear that I am not good enough or achieving as much as the next person. And yet this is the life I have chosen! After feeling stuck for so long in a career where it felt like a part of my soul was dying every day, I decided to go back to university and study Psychology. I was petrified but it also felt liberating to do something simply because I liked it without thinking about where it would take me. A few years later, I am…
  • Taking action is sometimes the first step

    Tas
    16 Feb 2014 | 4:29 am
    It has been a few months since I wrote a blog post.  I haven’t been able to come up with a ‘great idea’ for a blog post.  My mind tells me ‘Rob writes so well, better that he writes the blog’ or ‘others express things better than me, why try?’ or ‘I need to think of something amazing, and until I think of something amazing, I can’t write anything’ or ‘Something needs to emotionally move me, before I can write about it’ – So – I procrastinate, and procrastinate and experience more and more anxiety about writing blog posts for TCP. This is where values come in. …
  • 10 Psychology Findings That Affect Career Decisions (6-10)

    Rob
    3 Feb 2014 | 12:09 am
    6.It’s other people that make us happy – Csíkszentmihályi (1996) You might not believe it, crammed onto the Northern Line, but it’s true.  Evidence shows that it is isolation, not feelings of despair, which cause mental illness, depression and even suicide.  This is perhaps unsurprising as being with other people and collaborating with them successfully meant that you were accepted in the tribe, which was critical to survival.  Conclusion: getting rich is unlikely to make you happy by itself.  Instead, think about how you can best add value to or help others.  Not only will this…
  • 10 Psychology Findings That Affect Career Decisions (1-5)

    Rob
    27 Jan 2014 | 12:01 am
    1.We’re poor at decision making – Kahneman & Tversky  (1979), Gilbert (2004) When weighing up the costs and benefits of a decision, we make two errors.  First, we overestimate the probability of failure in a new direction because of our negative bias.  Second, we underestimate the benefits of change because we fail to imagine or visualise the results of that change in much detail.  This has been shown time and again, not least by Dan Gilbert. Conclusion: we have to think differently about career decision making.  Firstly, we need to become more aware of our successes and…
 
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  • What Does Over Fifty Mean For Your Career

    Author
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:58 am
    By Justine Clay I recently attended a book launch at Bergdorf Goodman and I overheard a guest suggest that a copywriter she knew was, by virtue of his age (he was in his late 50′s), at the end of his career. What? Maybe I just have a penchant for the over-50 set, but several of the creative talent that I (a) represent (b) provide career counseling for (c) admire greatly, fall into this demographic. I can tell you that, far from winding down, these creative professionals are in their prime and have more to offer now than they did in their 30′s and 40′s. So what’s a…
  • CAREER ADVICE: I can’t use my former boss as a reference. What do I do now that I’m looking for a job?

    Dorothy Tannahill Moran
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:29 pm
    Dorothy, How do you get a new job, when your last one ended under bad circumstances?  I quit due to a hostile environment, but can’t use my former supervisor’s reference for a new job. Hi, when we have bad situation like leaving under bad circumstances, we kind of think it marks us for life or at least a while.  Your job search should proceed as it would regardless of the situation under which you left.  The thing you have to work on is how the former employer might represent you when or if the potential employer calls them as a reference.  There are several things for you to…
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  • Do You Have Job Search Burnout?

    Daniel Sullivan
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
      Despite it being a new year, many job seekers have been looking for a job already…in some cases, conducting that job search for a while and are burned out. While some job seekers have new inspiration to start a search, I know some of you may be tired and burned out on your search and need a renewed source of perspective. Well, you have come to the right place. When you are burnt out on your job search, you may need a mental break. Rest to rejuvenate is crucial, but what I think can be equally as effective is to give a good, hard look at the job search activities that you have been…
  • How Having Life-Work Balance Can Help Advance Your Career

    Daniel Sullivan
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Many people assume that companies couldn't  care less about life-work balance. On the contrary, many companies are now trying to make sure their employees are healthy, happy, and balanced. As a result, they want to make sure that any new employees they take on (or anyone they promote) embody these same characteristics. The reality is only by being a balanced employee can you attract a truly balanced employer. (Note: We call it life-work balance, as we believe only by putting life first, can you start to have life-work balance.) Below you’ll find some reasons why companies want balanced…
  • Colocation: It's a $10B Market and a job machine!

    Daniel Sullivan
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Organizations everywhere are choosing to bypass purchasing on-premises equipment in favor of renting hosted space and equipment.  Referred to as colocation, it provides rapid scalability, tremendous cost savings, secure connectivity and all of the stability and protection that is needed to gain a competitive edge in today’s market. For this reason, colocation is a hot commodity as the market is currently undergoing a 15 percent growth rate that is expected to last through 2014.  And industry pundits are projecting that this growth is far from over, as it is anticipated that…
  • Rise of SDN to Send Big Wave Through Cloud Job Market

    Daniel Sullivan
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:46 am
        The rising market need for flexibility and business agility is driving software-defined networking (SDN) in next-generation data center and enterprise IT environments.  In fact, 40 percent of recently surveyed IT professionals plan to embrace SDN by this time next year—and by 2016, the global SDN market will reach a robust $3.7 billion.  SDN is an innovative and disruptive new approach to solving many of today’s critical networking challenges, realizing improved security, efficiency and network utilization as well as cost-savings and automated…
  • Security Sales teams in strong demand. How's your hiring process?

    Daniel Sullivan
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:38 am
    Last month I made our annual pilgrimage to the RSA Security Show, an event chock full of clients, prospects and excellent candidates for our Security practice.  The show had grown by 30-35% since the 2013 edition, with an entire 2nd pavilion devoted to the largest vendors such as Symantec, HP, cisco, Juniper and Microsoft.  There were so many small and medium-sized vendor booth, that some of the booths were shared by more than one vendor, each having a day to themselves.  Attendance has jumped and repeat, multi-day foot traffic was tremendous.    Literally each and…
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  • 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: 2014 Outlook and Rising Trends

    Rosa
    11 Mar 2014 | 5:17 pm
    2014 began with a bang here at CareerSteering.com so I haven’t posted in a very long time.  I know you’ve missed me (I’ve missed you, too). I’ve been busy helping very interesting leaders craft their career stories. However, I come bearing gifts for you in the form of several executive and leadership resume tales to tell; […]The post The Executive Resume: 2014 Outlook and Rising Trends 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.
  • Major Mistakes Executives are Making on LinkedIn

    Rosa
    10 Jun 2013 | 10:33 am
    Let’s get right into it. Shall we?   #1 – No picture. Profiles with no pictures are ignored [because they are boring]. Please place a picture on LinkedIn. Stop procrastinating, get a nice headshot, Photoshop it just a bit if you must, but get one pronto! Contrary to what others will say regarding attire, I […]The post Major Mistakes Executives are Making on LinkedIn appeared first on Authentic Resume Branding.
  • Aging Is Good For Wine–Not for Your Executive Resume

    Rosa
    23 Apr 2013 | 6:20 pm
      As wine ages, it becomes more sophisticated and desirable. As an executive, yes, experience is on your side. However, that does not mean that aging your resume makes you more attractive to hiring managers. Despite how mature and ‘seasoned’ you are, the truth is, leading-edge and industry-dominant companies seek fresh, strategic thinkers at the […]The post Aging Is Good For Wine–Not for Your Executive Resume appeared first on Authentic Resume Branding.
 
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  • Regional Dedicated Class A Driver

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Trucking Company - Sweet Valley, PA - Regional Dedicated Class A Driver Call 1-800-343-1772.Regional drivers average $58,500 a year.Fantastic benefits after 90 days.Weekly time at home.Requirements:6 months of tractor trailer experience in the past year or 1 full year in the past 5 yearsNo more than 3 moving violatio...
  • Three postdoctoral fellowships in mathematics of medical imaging

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Stockholm - Bergman, AR - Three postdoctoral fellowships in mathematics of medical imaging KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm is the largest and oldest technical university in Sweden. No less than one-third of Swedens technical research and engineering education capacity at university level...
  • Senior GCP Auditor Job

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Celgene Corporation - Summit, NJ - CareersEnter your user name and password to login. If you have not yet registered,Register Here.Troubleshooting TipsBasic Job SearchKeywords:Anytime Last Month Last Three Months Last Week Last YearPosted:SearchAdvanced SearchSearch TipsSearch Your ProfilesLoginUser Name:Password:...
  • HIRING Benefits Specialists

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:40 pm
    AmeriPlan - Bradford, RI - HIRING Benefits Specialists! WORK AT HOME! We offer you a opportunity to work 100% online with daily pay, residual pay, flexibility, family health benefits and bonuses! 22 year old A+BBB rated company! No products, no inventory to stock, no cold calling and no telemarketing. Req...
  • Executive Medical Director, Latin America (based in NJ) Job

    24 Apr 2014 | 6:40 pm
    Celgene Corporation - Summit, 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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  • Introvert Leadership Isn’t Sexy: Warning Signs of a Communication Problem

    Dorothy Tannahill-Moran
    24 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    Probably the biggest part of any Leader’s job is communication.  It also tends to be the weakest skill, even if you aren’t an Introvert. If you ever look at a group of people that are in conflict or having serious problems delivering, you don’t have to look hard to find communications issues are to blame.  [...]
  • Discouragement Leads to Discouragement in Your Job Search

    Harry Urschel
    23 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    I’ve written much about the importance of maintaining a positive attitude during a job search. It impacts every step of the process, from networking, to writing a resume, to interviews and follow up. One aspect of a poor attitude I have not discussed before, however, is how particularly destructive discouragement can be to the process. [...]
  • Introvert Leadership Ain’t Sexy: If You Aren’t Managing Your Career, Who Is?

    Dorothy Tannahill-Moran
    17 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    OK, I get it.  Talking about managing your career isn’t the sexiest thing to talk about, but someone has to.  You spend more time working than anything else other than sleeping.  Isn’t it worth it, to spend that time feeling good about what you’re doing? And where you’re headed? You can go back to thinking [...]
  • Great Networkers Don’t Need Great Resumes

    Harry Urschel
    16 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    So often, people agonize over creating a dynamic resume, one that will make the difference in getting the attention they need for the job of their dreams. While I’m a proponent of having an effective resume, it’s often unnecessary if the job seeker is doing a great job of networking! That’s a startling thought to [...]
  • Job Search Myths Debunked

    Perry Newman
    14 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    I have been involved in the Career Services field in various capacities for the past 3 decades and I can tell you that there are a great many myths out there that are just that -myths – an idea that is believed by many people but that is not true. Here are four I find [...]
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    Resume 555

  • Will Your Cover Letter Grab the HR Manager’s Attention?

    Ava Jones
    5 Apr 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Who is the first person to see your resume when searching for a new job? It is usually the Human Resources Manager. That person probably will see dozens of resumes for a new job posting. It is imperative that you grab their attention with the cover letter to make them pause and look at your resume. You don’t want your resume to be tossed to the side because of a sloppy cover letter or because you left out pertinent details. That is the quickest way to lose the prospect of a top executive position. Or any position for that matter. The cover letter needs to be as well thought out as your…
  • Interview Syndrome? Relax! You’ve Got This!

    Ava Jones
    11 Mar 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Some people get a rise in blood pressure simply by visiting the doctor (me included!). This is called white coat syndrome. For lack of a better term, interview syndrome is when you get extremely nervous before a job interview. Relax! You can do it, you got this. Be confident above anything else. It’s important to understand that if you exhibit extreme jitters and can’t form your sentences correctly, it’s going to show during the interview and really hurt your chances of landing the job. Prospective employers are going to wonder why you are so nervous in the first place. Now, you’re…
  • Putting the “WOW” into your Cover Letter

    Ava Jones
    23 Feb 2014 | 6:15 pm
    If you are taking the time to apply for a job and you want to be successful, then it makes sense that you ensure that your resume and cover letter are spot on when it comes to getting a potential employer’s attention. There are different ways that you can do this, although making sure that your cover letter has the WOW factor is a big deal. There are several ways that you can go about achieving this, including: Have a strong opening for your letter. Remember that first impressions count so ensure that your cover letter has an opening summary that promotes exactly why you are the person they…
  • Finding the Right Recruiter

    Ava Jones
    8 Feb 2014 | 1:51 pm
    You would think that with all of the career resources online and in bookstores, job hunting would be easy. Just read a few how-to books, follow the directions found online and you should have a new job in no time. Unfortunately, that is not how it works. If it were really that easy, there would be no need for recruiters. Recruiters match people with jobs. They have many of the same skills as career counselors and career coaches. However, many recruiters will only work with you if you and your resume can make them money. You do not need to pay a recruiter to help you find a job; the company…
  • Salary Requirements? How to Handle Your Answer Like a Professional

    Ava Jones
    27 Jan 2014 | 8:55 am
      The number one dreaded question during the interview process is “what salary requirements are you expecting.” This question alone can either make or break the interview. Not only that, it tends to make a lot of interviewees freeze up and say the wrong things.   It is very easy to under or oversell yourself. If you are afraid of stating too much, chances are you will undersell yourself and make less than you were anticipating. After all, companies use this question to feel their applicants out. And, of course, if they can get you for a lower wage, they will.   It’s not…
 
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  • An awesome tool helping you create the career of your dreams

    Aaron McDaniel
    3 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    Hello Wonderful Readers! As you can probably see (if you are looking at this on YPEdge.com), the blog website has been totally revamped! “Why,” you might ask? (1)    Because it’s about time to upgrade from the old site format (logo and all) (2)    With the publishing of my books, I had created a second site, TheSparkSource.com that had resources from my books and other mentoring tools that are super helpful for young professionals. While I originally wanted to combine everything on TheSparkSource.com, I got overwhelming feedback that the Young Professional’s Edge branding was…
  • Part 2- The 7 secret (and not so secret) ways to get the promotion of your dreams, starting today

    Aaron McDaniel
    2 Jan 2014 | 8:38 am
      After you have aligned your goals with those of your boss/organization’s leadership and found ways to make others look good, it’s time to build your support team. As the saying goes, even Tiger Woods has a coach. Even if you are hot sh*t (or at least think you are), outside parties can help you to succeed and I would venture to say are completely necessary to succeed. No one ever completely accomplishes any great goal alone. You need others to help you focus on where you want to go and to motivate you when you are faced with obstacles. In the professional realm mentors fill this…
  • Mandela’s Lessons on Leadership

    Aaron McDaniel
    7 Dec 2013 | 9:58 am
    Mandela’s Lessons on Leadership In light of all the celebrations of Nelson Mandela’s life amidst his passing, I thought I would resurrect a blog post I wrote about him from a while back.
  • How You Can Get Promoted… in a few Easy Steps

    Aaron McDaniel
    3 Dec 2013 | 8:47 am
    “How do I get promoted?” – a common question I am asked when speaking to groups of young professionals across the country. For all intents and purposes, the answer is it depends. Although there are unique circumstances and nuances depending on your industry, company and job function, there are, however, steps you can take to make yourself “promotion ready” no matter that your specific scenario is. In my next few blog entries I will share with you the 7 steps you can take to make yourself promotion-ready. Before delving into Step #1, first let’s do a quick attitude check. Making…
  • Why the Answer ISN’T to Find Your “Dream Job”

    Aaron McDaniel
    12 Sep 2013 | 8:50 am
    Recently I came across a blog entry, that really got me worked up. Basically the author complained about being 24 and not yet getting her “dream job.” While I appreciated how the advice that followed was well intentioned and somewhat informative, what really got me upset was the general attitude and premise of the discussion. I think it is ridiculous early in your career to be out in search of your “dream job.” This causes delusions of grandeur and this mentality leads people to feel certain jobs are “under” them or not worth their time. The truth is, whatever you think your dream…
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    ZipRecruiter Blog

  • The Best Career Moves For Recent College Grads

    Nicole Cavazos
    24 Apr 2014 | 10:44 am
    First of all, pat yourself on the back and take a moment to appreciate what you’ve achieved. You’ve worked for this moment for the last 17 (or more) years. Now’s the time for all that hard work to pay off,… Read more › The post The Best Career Moves For Recent College Grads appeared first on ZipRecruiter Blog.
  • How To Boost Your Hiring With An Employee Referral Program

    Matt Krumrie
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:53 am
    Contrary to what some job seekers think, not all employers and recruiters have vast databases of resumes they can pull up at anytime to find a qualified candidate to fill an open position. They don’t have hours of free time… Read more › The post How To Boost Your Hiring With An Employee Referral Program appeared first on ZipRecruiter Blog.
  • Get Ready, Get Set: Prepping Your Post College Job Search

    Nicole Cavazos
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:35 am
    So, you and a million other people will be graduating from college soon and applying for jobs for the first time. How can you have an edge over these other applicants? The answer is simple: preparation. In order to hit… Read more › The post Get Ready, Get Set: Prepping Your Post College Job Search appeared first on ZipRecruiter Blog.
  • Employee Perks Work, And They Don’t Have To Cost A Fortune

    Matt Krumrie
    21 Apr 2014 | 11:01 am
    Employee perks certainly have changed over the years. Years ago free tickets to the big game, gift certificates to the hot new restaurant in town or an expense-paid trip to somewhere tropical to the employee of the year were among… Read more › The post Employee Perks Work, And They Don’t Have To Cost A Fortune appeared first on ZipRecruiter Blog.
  • Career Planning? Here Are America’s Fastest Growing Industries

    Nicole Cavazos
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:43 pm
    We all know the difference between a vocation and a job. One, we pursue out of love, the other out of necessity. But not everyone is fortunate enough to have a “calling.” Some of us are still trying to figure… Read more › The post Career Planning? Here Are America’s Fastest Growing Industries appeared first on ZipRecruiter Blog.
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  • Do You Have Job Search Burnout?

    Daniel Sullivan
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
      Despite it being a new year, many job seekers have been looking for a job already…in some cases, conducting that job search for a while and are burned out. While some job seekers have new inspiration to start a search, I know some of you may be tired and burned out on your search and need a renewed source of perspective. Well, you have come to the right place. When you are burnt out on your job search, you may need a mental break. Rest to rejuvenate is crucial, but what I think can be equally as effective is to give a good, hard look at the job search activities that you have been…
  • How Having Life-Work Balance Can Help Advance Your Career

    Daniel Sullivan
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Many people assume that companies couldn't  care less about life-work balance. On the contrary, many companies are now trying to make sure their employees are healthy, happy, and balanced. As a result, they want to make sure that any new employees they take on (or anyone they promote) embody these same characteristics. The reality is only by being a balanced employee can you attract a truly balanced employer. (Note: We call it life-work balance, as we believe only by putting life first, can you start to have life-work balance.) Below you’ll find some reasons why companies want balanced…
  • Colocation: It's a $10B Market and a job machine!

    Daniel Sullivan
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Organizations everywhere are choosing to bypass purchasing on-premises equipment in favor of renting hosted space and equipment.  Referred to as colocation, it provides rapid scalability, tremendous cost savings, secure connectivity and all of the stability and protection that is needed to gain a competitive edge in today’s market. For this reason, colocation is a hot commodity as the market is currently undergoing a 15 percent growth rate that is expected to last through 2014.  And industry pundits are projecting that this growth is far from over, as it is anticipated that…
  • Rise of SDN to Send Big Wave Through Cloud Job Market

    Daniel Sullivan
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:46 am
        The rising market need for flexibility and business agility is driving software-defined networking (SDN) in next-generation data center and enterprise IT environments.  In fact, 40 percent of recently surveyed IT professionals plan to embrace SDN by this time next year—and by 2016, the global SDN market will reach a robust $3.7 billion.  SDN is an innovative and disruptive new approach to solving many of today’s critical networking challenges, realizing improved security, efficiency and network utilization as well as cost-savings and automated…
  • Security Sales teams in strong demand. How's your hiring process?

    Daniel Sullivan
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:38 am
    Last month I made our annual pilgrimage to the RSA Security Show, an event chock full of clients, prospects and excellent candidates for our Security practice.  The show had grown by 30-35% since the 2013 edition, with an entire 2nd pavilion devoted to the largest vendors such as Symantec, HP, cisco, Juniper and Microsoft.  There were so many small and medium-sized vendor booth, that some of the booths were shared by more than one vendor, each having a day to themselves.  Attendance has jumped and repeat, multi-day foot traffic was tremendous.    Literally each and…
 
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  • 16 Twitter Recruiting Hacks to Snag Job Seekers Fast #Infographic

    Jessica Merrell
    24 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    Twitter is a great place to snag hidden candidates especially those in technical fields who are hiding from recruiters and have deleted their profiles from LinkedIn. I’m always a little surprised that Twitter isn’t utilized more by recruiters especially recruiters who are focused on technical recruiting. They still rely on the tried and true method […]
  • Blogging4Jobs Acquires The Recruiter’s Lounge

    Jessica Merrell
    22 Apr 2014 | 6:17 am
    In 2007, I started Blogging4Jobs and built my blog and my voice after spending a great deal of time reading, subscribing and researching blogs, including one of my early favorites, The Recruiting Lounge. That’s why I’m excited to announce today that we are adding TRL to the Blogging4Jobs family. Jim Stroud, the founder of The […]
  • How to Source a CEO

    The Recruiters Lounge
    30 Mar 2014 | 11:01 am
    I received an interesting update recently. Well, “interesting” from a sourcing perspective. A new dotcom debuted recently for CEOs. Its called dotCEO. Details below. dotCEO for Leaders from PeopleBrowsr San Francisco – Friday 28 March, 2014 – PeopleBrowsr, owner of the registry operator for new Top Level Domain dotCEO, has announced General Availability. dotCEO domain addresses and identities […]
  • The Recruiting Tools The Pros Use

    The Recruiters Lounge
    29 Mar 2014 | 11:39 am
    Ever wonder what top recruiting professionals use? Here are what some of them have to say. Can I suggest another? try eGrabber’s Account Researcher tool. Related PostsOutsourcing Human Resources – Pros and ConsHR Morning Survey Reveals Overwhelming Support for Romney from HR ProfessionalsHiring Managers and make-believeHow HR uses Social MediaThe Pros and Cons of Telecommuting […]
  • Atlanta Technology Angels Kicks Off Active Q1 With Investment In Five Companies

    The Recruiters Lounge
    20 Mar 2014 | 5:40 pm
    Team Growth, Community Involvement and Investment Activity Set Tone for Vibrant Year March 17, 2014 — Atlanta – Atlanta Technology Angels (ATA), the entrepreneur’s gateway to smart capital, announced today an impactful Q1, marked by increased investment activity, the addition of new team members and ongoing engagement with the local Atlanta entrepreneur ecosystem. The movement […]
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  • 3 Things An Interviewer Wants to Know

    Daisy Wright
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:45 am
    Bright Idea! Job Search Tip When you are invited to an interview, make sure you know what the interviewer really wants to know. What evidence do you have to show them that you will be able to do the job for which they are hiring? Are you going to fit in with the company culture, or will you disrupt the team synergy? Do you have a list of convincing success stories that demonstrate your money-making or money-saving capabilities? The bottom-line matters! If you are unable to answer those three questions, you are not yet ready for the interview. Conduct a brainstorming session with yourself and…
  • Why You Can’t Pick My Brain for Free

    Daisy Wright
    1 Apr 2014 | 8:41 am
    This blog post is directed primarily to solo entrepreneurs and service providers like me. Too often we are asked for free advice by individuals who have no intention of hiring us, and many times we are left feeling guilty if we don’t acquiesce. Related tweet from business diva, Marie Forleo: “If they want to pick your brain, ask them to pick a time and method of payment.” @marieforleo A few months ago I was returning from a career conference in Florida when my seat companion on the plane struck up a conversation with me. He told me quite excitedly about the new franchise deal he…
  • 7 Traits of Highly Successful Job Seekers [Infographic]

    Daisy Wright
    20 Mar 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Click image to enhance This infographic highlights seven traits of highly successful job seekers. While not all-inclusive, these individuals: Are Proactive: Always prepared for the next opportunity. Exude confidence: Know their value, and articulate it with confidence. Invest in their careers: Recognize their areas for growth, and are committed to professional development. Have a circle of influence: A personal board of directors consisting of individuals whose career trajectory they want to emulate. Are active on social media: Recognize that social media is an equal opportunity platform and…
  • A Job Rejection Could Add Dollars & ‘Sense’ to Your Pocket

    Daisy Wright
    13 Mar 2014 | 9:36 am
    Napoleon Hill said, “Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.” Nowhere is this more applicable than the rejection Brian Acton, cofounder of Whatsapp, received from both Twitter and Facebook. These days, Brian is laughing all the way to the bank, because Facebook, the company that once rejected him, recently purchased Whatsapp for $16 Billion. While it’s a big win for Acton, Dr. John Sullivan, professor of management at San Francisco State University, and an expert on recruiting and staffing, views it as a ‘colossal…
  • Workplace Lessons from a Pot of Veggies

    Daisy Wright
    28 Feb 2014 | 6:00 am
    While cooking vegetables over slow heat recently, the rich diversity of colours really jumped out at me. I quickly grabbed my cell phone, took a picture and sent it off to my family Whatsapp group made up mostly of my sisters and nieces, although two brothers are in on it as well. Long before Whatsapp was acquired by Facebook, it had been our means of making daily ‘touch base’ contacts with family. One of the things we frequently do is to show off pictures of our meals, and this time it was my turn. As I looked at the beauty and blends of vegetables in the pot, I thought how…
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    Start My Consulting Business

  • The most common consulting mistake people make, and how to prevent it (Client Pipeline Mastery excerpt)

    Greg Miliates
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life.I’m excited to show this to you because it includes some of the deeper material from the Client Pipeline Mastery course — specifically, on selling. And though I reveal the power behind an ideal client profile, I also show how to prevent making the single biggest consulting mistake I see people make. In short, you can crack the code and learn to systematically build a reliable pipeline of high-value clients, just like my other students have, and even ramp it into full self-employment. Today, a…
  • The biggest thing I wish I knew starting out

    Greg Miliates
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life.When you start out in your consulting business, there are tons of things you have no idea about, and getting clients–since it’s the foundation of your business–is one of those things. But first, if you haven’t yet registered for tomorrow’s (4/1/2014) free webcast, where: I’ll reveal the exact ways I get clients, and you’ll get access to a proposal example that allowed me to earn $300/hour),  you need to save your spot (registration is free, but required). Click…
  • 5 stupid things I did to get clients when I started my consulting business

    Greg Miliates
    30 Mar 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life.Apparently I hit a nerve with last week’s 3 Huge Mistakes post: a lot of you said you’ve been wasting time on busyness instead of business, and as a result haven’t been able to get clients. In today’s post, I’ll share 5 stupid things I did to get clients when I started my consulting business. We all make stupid mistakes, and few “gurus” and self-proclaimed “experts” talk about their failures. Why not? Well, who cares whether an “expert”…
  • The 3 essential systems for getting clients

    Greg Miliates
    28 Mar 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life.I’m going to do something unusual in this post. I’m going to reveal my actual results from my first 3 years as a consultant, and share the 3 essential systems I use for getting clients. I’ll reveal even more during next week’s live webcast mini-course on getting clients (see below to save your spot). Looking back at my first year consulting, I didn’t have any idea what I was doing or how to get clients. I did get a handful of clients, but I hadn’t yet figured out a…
  • 3 huge mistakes that took me years to overcome (I bet you’ve made at least 1, if not all 3)

    Greg Miliates
    25 Mar 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life.When you start consulting, you’re going to make mistakes. And some mistakes have bigger effects than others. Today, I’ll reveal 3 huge consulting mistakes that took me years to overcome (these are mistakes I hear again and again from readers like you). I bet you’re making 1, or even all 3, right now. I’ll also reveal exactly how these consulting mistakes affected me personally and affected my consulting business. The 3 huge consulting mistakes that took me years to overcome…
 
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    Gears and Shifts

  • 7 Pernicious Lies About Business Analysts

    Sara Gallagher
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:27 pm
    Confession: I spend an inappropriate amount of time daydreaming that I’m a contender on a project management-themed reality show. Over the years, my imagination has perfected the sets, fine-tuned the cast, developed each episode’s twist, and painstakingly selected each judge. It even has a name: “PM Gladiators.” In each show,
  • 7 Ways to Prevent Bad Vendor Choices from Ruining Your Reputation

    Sara Gallagher
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:09 am
    In business as in life, getting in bed with the wrong partner can have devastating consequences. While companies can recover from the occasional vendor blunder, the people in charge (or perceived to be in charge) of such decisions pay higher consequences. A bad vendor decision is like an SBD toot;
  • [INFOGRAPHIC] The Noob’s Guide to Project Survival, Part 1

    Sara Gallagher
    30 Oct 2012 | 9:27 pm
     
  • Pandamonium Penelope and the Pink Hippopotamus

    Sara Gallagher
    9 Oct 2012 | 9:15 pm
      According to my therapist, I need to learn to breathe. She means this literally. A non-neurotic human being takes between 5 and 12 breaths per minute. According to this app, I take around 22. So I’ve been microwaving this hippopotamus every night and putting it on my stomach to
  • How to Parry the Peter Principle

    Sara Gallagher
    27 Jun 2012 | 10:00 pm
    The Peter Principle [n.] In a hierarchy, the tendency for employees to rise to their level of incompetence. Success [n.] Final placement at your level of incompetence The first time I picked up a copy of The Peter Principle, it was to find an explanation (any explanation!) for the infuriating
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  • Pillars of Resilience

    Rachel Cipriano
    5 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    About Rachel Cipriano When I speak to those in transition, I share a diagram outlining the four pillars of resilience. These include the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual quadrants. I remind participants in these workshops cars need all four tires to move. The same is true for resilience. We need to attend to each pillar. It is important to note the spiritual quadrant does not necessarily refer to religion. It may for some, but this pillar entails altruism, values, and service. These will be discussed in greater detail later. First, consider the physical pillar. Diet, exercise, and…
  • Chutzpah

    Rachel Cipriano
    8 Feb 2014 | 1:27 pm
    About Rachel Cipriano Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines chutzpah as, “Personal confidence or courage that allows someone to do or say things that may seem shocking to others.” The word has a Yiddish origin and certainly has both a positive and negative connotation. Right now, we are going to look at the good points of this necessary ingredient in success and transition. Let me ask you a question. Do you think boldness or shyness will be more likely to help you get your needs met and achieve your goals? Aggression is not always a bad quality when it is packaged respectfully. You can…
  • New You

    Rachel Cipriano
    4 Jan 2014 | 7:15 am
    About Rachel Cipriano It may sound cliche, but this genuinely is the perfect time for fresh starts. I love New Year’s…one of my favorite holidays! People in transition need the hope of fresh beginnings. I don’t know where you are in your search, but it can be an exercise in patience as I am sure many of you know all too well. On a positive note, some economic indicators hold promise the sluggish economy could be gaining momentum. While you wait, a resilient attitude is critical. Stress management including calming exercises are an integral part of maintaining patience. Economic…
  • Worthiness

    Rachel Cipriano
    2 Dec 2013 | 2:13 pm
    About Rachel Cipriano A conversation with a trusted mentor opened my eyes to my tendency to hesitate when it comes to pursuing my business with maximum vigor. I have established many contacts, produced successful speaking engagements, maintained a consistent blog, and generated activity in a host of other areas to grow Magnificent Resilience. However, this person pointed out I wasn’t placing enough focus on pursuing profitability. An underlying reason for this reticence has been my challenge to fully embrace the value I bring to the marketplace. Do I believe I am worth it? I pose a…
  • Weight Loss

    Rachel Cipriano
    2 Dec 2013 | 2:06 pm
    About Rachel Cipriano Diet and exercise play a key role in building resilience. Transition and life in general require this necessary attribute. While it may seem repetitious to hear another “lecture” about the importance of physical health, please read on. You may gain new insight regarding the dynamic synergy which exists between these intentional disciplines and your mental outlook. When facing the myriad of emotions which accompany search, motivation is sometimes difficult to muster. Yet, paying attention to what happens internally after making positive choices to eat well and…
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  • Your First Board, Part 2—Listen, Learn, and Add Value

    jhowze
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Last week, we covered five tips for first-time board members who are preparing for their first board meeting. There is a lot to learn—both about the company and its culture as well as the board and its culture.   Continuing last week’s column—more suggestions on how to be an effective, productive part of a company’s board. 6. Be prepared Study and assimilate each meeting’s materials that the company has sent you ...
  • You’re On the Board—Tips for a First-Time Board Member

    jhowze
    14 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    One of the questions we hear most frequently is how to land that first public board assignment.  Perhaps our advice on landing a corporate board seat worked, because the number of first-time board members is increasing. This trend can be explained by the number of board members who are retiring, but also because boards are seeking directors with more contemporary skillsets like compliance, security, and information technology. Additionally, boards are seeking more diversity. More companies ...
  • Turning the Tables: The Executive Interviewer Becomes the Interviewee

    guestblogger
    7 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Alexander Group has seen its share of executive candidates—and as we have noted in our “Candidates Do the Darndest Things” TAGTalks, they don’t always have the best interviewing skills. Women dressing too fashion forward or too casual for the occasion; men bringing girlfriends to interviews; and a candidate ordering a three-course meal for a meeting over coffee—and that’s just scraping the surface. Even extremely qualified, accomplished executives can display bad ...
  • A Recruiter’s Perspective: The Right Way to Read a Résumé

    rcallahan
    31 Mar 2014 | 7:09 am
    A quick Google search for "how to write a résumé" turns up millions of results: Templates, writing guides, tip sheets, sample résumés, even résumé consultants. But as any hiring manager will tell you, reading résumés is far less straightforward. According to a study in 2012, most recruiters spend an average of six seconds looking at a résumé before deciding if the candidate is interview-worthy. Using eye-tracking technology, researchers ...
  • BlackBerry Believers and iPhone Enthuasiasts: TAGers and Their Technology

    tagtalks
    26 Mar 2014 | 7:00 am
    Click here for more TAG Talks from The Alexander Group.  
 
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  • 5 Steps to Nix Nasty Project Overwhelm

    benfanning
    14 Apr 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Often the most important projects in life get complicated and overwhelming due to their size and scope. The result is that these important projects get put on the back burner and are never completed. I've been facing this recently on some big projects, and I've carried the burden of added stress, frustration, and my fair share of analysis paralysis. But in this process, I've discovered a simple exercise that can make a big difference.
  • The 7 Best Times to Ask for a Pay Raise

    benfanning
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:10 pm
    When's the best time to ask for a pay raise? I used to believe it's when you've had a good annual review, the company's had a great year, or you've achieved a length-of-service milestone like a 5 or 10-year anniversary. While these certainly can work out, it "pays" to be much more strategic in your approach.
  • Great Review but a Tiny Pay Raise

    benfanning
    31 Mar 2014 | 6:24 pm
    Ever faced the frustration of getting a great annual review but only a tiny pay raise? If you so, you're not alone. Pay raise frustration is a common problem. Betsy, a subscriber to this newsletter and one of our tribe members, recently wrote to me about her frustration of getting another great annual review but only a small 3 percent raise. I've been through this myself, and I'm happy to say that you can relieve your frustration, plan a more effect strategy, and strut into your annual review with more confidence.
  • When SMART Goals Fail Do This

    benfanning
    27 Mar 2014 | 8:01 am
    What's the biggest reason people fail in reaching their most important goals? I used to believe that they didn't set them up correctly in the first place but turned out I was missing something huge.
  • 10 Easier Alternatives to Work Life Balance

    benfanning
    18 Mar 2014 | 2:49 am
    To create the job you love without quitting, it's important to weave together your personal life and professional life. Most people talk about this as achieving work-life balance or learning to compartmentalize, but I don't like either very much. Work-life balancing is stressful and too much work. Once life is balanced there's always another fire drill at work or a change at home like a sick child that throws everything out of balance again. Compartmentalizing work and your personal life creates far too many identities to keep up with and doesn't feel very authentic.
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  • Ex-Xstrata employees set their sights on Australian nickel

    22 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    As the $3.75bn X2 Resources mining group launches in London, reports are appearing that Australian nickel is a likely target.
  • Are you best-suited to work in the minerals industry?

    21 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Breaking into the mining industry can be tough. That’s why we’ve put together these top tips.
  • Reform trucking industry with an end of overtaxing

    14 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The Australian Trucking Association chairwoman, Noelene Watson, has recently called for cuts to fuel tax and registration charges by trucking operators. Current plans for a three year phase in of a new tax system have been immediately rejected as unfair.
  • Easy CV hacks for finding a job faster

    13 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Sometimes the pressure of finding a new job can mean we overlook the simplest things. Unfortunately these can also be the most important. If you’re struggling to get found for your perfect position then have a look at our CV hacks and get to the top of the list in no time.
  • Can we restart the mining boom?

    10 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Trade Minister Andrew Robb addressed mining industry professionals at the Credit Suisse Asian Investment Conference, putting forward his ideas on investment, regulation and a focus on gas to trigger a mining boom.
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  • The basics of SEO & how to apply it to your marketing strategy

    Adecco
    23 Apr 2014 | 5:00 am
    Search engine optimization, or SEO for short, is the science of optimizing websites and pages to improve their visibility in search engines and receive what is called in the industry as organic traffic. Whether it’s Google, Yahoo, Bing, or any other search engine, the same basic principles, concepts, and rules apply. SEO is a complex and sometimes confusing topic, especially when you consider that search engines change and improve their search algorithms rather frequently. Keep in mind that great search engine optimization does not necessarily equal a more profitable or successful…
  • Workforce Watch List: Office habits

    Jason Provost
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 pm
    According to data in the March 2014 Bureau of Labor Statistics release, Americans spend an average of 34.5 hours per week in the workplace. A majority work more than 40 hours, which is a considerable amount of time spent on the job. Let’s face it, along with the hard work we produce day in and day out, we bring with us our habits, social tendencies and well, “baggage.” But what types of office habits are prevalent in the typical American workplace? Are they affecting job performance? Are coworkers taking notice of our “baggage?” In February, Adecco conducted a telephone survey of…
  • Get great summer jobs and great job satisfaction

    Jason Scheer
    17 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    The summer is almost here, and if you are looking for summer jobs, we wanted to let you know about some exciting opportunities that will make you money and make you happy, too! We work with some of the largest and most successful automotive companies in the world, including Honda, and right now we are recruiting for summer jobs across the country. This is a tremendous opportunity to earn great pay, gain valuable experience and jumpstart your career. Check out the summer jobs we have available and apply now But don’t take our word for it. Check out some employee testimonials and see why…
  • STEM & vocational skills gaps: The importance of early education

    Adecco
    15 Apr 2014 | 4:58 am
    The availability of workers with expertise in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or what we commonly refer to as STEM skills, is in decline. The demand, on the other hand, is increasing rapidly. In fact, according to this Business Insider article, a little over 9 million baby-boomers have retired over the past six years, and one-fifth of baby-boomers will retire in the coming years, making this quite an alarming trend. The jobs exist, but often they cannot be filled because of a lack of STEM or other vocational skills in the emerging workforce. These skills gaps can have very…
  • Announcing Way to Work™ Street Day, Wednesday, April 30th

    Jason Provost
    14 Apr 2014 | 5:17 am
    We are very proud to announce that on Wednesday, April 30th, Adecco will be opening our doors and our hearts to help youth employment with our annual Way to Work™ Street Day event. This global initiative is an opportunity for us to provide career advice and training to recent graduates and those looking for a job. Adecco believes that the right to work is universal and that young people seeking their first job experience deserve special care and attention. They must be better equipped with the right hard and soft skills that today’s businesses and hiring managers are demanding – and we…
 
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    Whathejobisthis

  • I heard it in the parking lot – Whathejobisthis moment

    Mathy
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:46 pm
    The Whathejobisthis moment?! By Aikyna Finch I was walking in the parking lot of my previous employer, then I stopped looked at the building and all of a sudden I heard a voice in my head say “You will not be here by the end of the year”. I did not know what to think […]
  • Winning is not what others expect of you, it’s what you expect of yourself.

    Mathy
    10 Mar 2014 | 8:23 am
    Last weekend was amazing I thought winning the Marie Forleo Bursary was what it was all about and it wasn’t. I did not win the bursary but I learnt a valuable lesson about pushing myself beyond the call. Doing this competition did however open a lot of opportunities for me. Read what I won and what opportunities have […]
  • Marie Forleo B-school Scholarship- The business support I’ve always wanted

    Mathy
    15 Feb 2014 | 9:14 pm
    End of 2013 was not what I expected. I have to admit I really wished there had been a big sister out there to assist me. So just like that, The business support I’ve always wanted is here! I have just enrolled to Win a scholarship with Marie Forleo’s Bschool 2014 (it’s a business school for modern entrepreneur).You […]
  • What I learnt at home, that I didn’t learn at work. Mum, blogger, online-Marketer

    Mathy
    4 Jul 2013 | 9:48 am
      Meet my friend Allie she shares an amazing learning curve whilst being a mum and working online, blogging and making an extra income.  If you’ve ever doubted what  skills you could bring to the table as a parent, Allie will show you how.   Over to you Allie ! “What do you do?” That […]
  • Help!!!!!!! I need a profesional Bio.

    Mathy
    9 May 2013 | 11:00 pm
    Does your BIO make you feel miserable? So much so, that you just want to scream and shout “Help!!!! I need a professional BIO.  This personal introduction thing is so complicated! Right? I mean do you even need an introduction to let someone know who you are? What you do? Hey I’m over here! Please […]
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    Resumonk Blog

  • 15 Soft Skills You Should Never Use on Your Resume

    Jessica Holbrook Hernandez
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:29 am
    Looking for a job? Create a beautiful resume (CV) with ResumonkAll this talk about how critical soft skills are for inclusion on your resume and, ultimately, your job search success. Employers even list some of these “soft skills” in their job ads. It’s this unyielding catch-22. The employers want to see that you’re a “team player” and “hard worker”, but yet they don’t want to see that information on your resume! How are you supposed to convey that you can meet the requirements of the position when some words aren’t supposed to be…
  • Avoid The Top 5 Resume Mistakes

    Aditya Babbar
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Looking for a job? Create a beautiful resume (CV) with ResumonkLooking to land your dream job? Before you send out your spruced-up resume to employers and recruiters, ensure that you aren’t guilty of making the following mistakes. #1 Using a generic objective statement “To obtain a position enabling me to utilize my strong communication and leadership skills that offers growth and advancement opportunities ..” Does your resume start out with such a vague statement? If yes, remove it now. Hiring managers literally spend a few seconds on each resume, and you’d lose the…
  • How to setup SSL on Heroku for a Rails Application

    Bharani Muthukumaraswamy
    5 Mar 2014 | 3:27 am
    Looking for a job? Create a beautiful resume (CV) with ResumonkWe recently setup SSL on Resumonk.com which is a Rails 3 application running on Heroku. Here is a quick summary of the entire process and hope it saves you some time when you are looking to enable SSL for your Rails application on Heroku. What is SSL and why do you need it? SSL or Secure Sockets Layer is protocol for establishing a secure (encrypted) link between server and the browser. If your app or website is using a database for storing and retrieving user generated information, you need to get SSL to ensure that the data is…
  • New Year Offer: 45% OFF on Resumonk Premium Subscription

    Bharani Muthukumaraswamy
    22 Jan 2014 | 2:03 am
    Looking for a job? Create a beautiful resume (CV) with ResumonkAre you planning to start the new year with a new job? To help you land your dream job this year, we are offering a 45% discount on Resumonk’s Premium Subscription. The Premium Plan is just $12 instead of the regular $23 for a limited time. Use discount code – HNY2014 on the checkout page to avail this discount. As a premium user, you get: Resumes with no Resumonk branding in the footer Access to our premium templates Unlimited personal resumes .DOC (MS Word) download Custom colors & 10 additional fonts Custom URL…
  • Resumonk v2 – DOC format support, private resumes, easy to use editor and lots more!

    Bharani Muthukumaraswamy
    7 May 2013 | 2:52 am
    Looking for a job? Create a beautiful resume (CV) with ResumonkIt has almost been an year since we launched Resumonk and we have got awesome feedback from our users so far. Based on all your suggestions, we have revamped the product and we hope that you will find it even more useful now. Here is the list of goodies in the new version: DOC format support & Other Premium Plan features You can now download your resumes in DOC format as well. This functionality is part of our new Premium Plan that gives you access to more templates, allows you to manage multiple resumes and provides analytic…
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    Big Interview

  • Resume Makeover — College Grad Resume Examples and Advice

    Pamela Skillings
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    In a new series of posts, we will be sharing resume samples and best practices to help you land more interviews. First up, our resume expert and professional resume writer Kimberly Sarmiento analyzes a new grad resume and makes a few key changes to create a strong resume sample that you can use for inspiration. You have four years and tens of thousands of dollars invested in your bachelor’s degree and now you are ready to find the job of your dreams.  Unfortunately, you are not alone.  There are thousands of fresh graduates – and some seasoned employees – looking at the same jobs you…
  • Intern “Legos” Herself to Land a Job

    Alex
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:58 am
    We rarely come across any truly creative approaches to the job search process. Most times, the gimmicks come across as way too desperate. However, today we found a winner. Today on Reddit, we noticed a post from an extremely creative person (pastlightspeed) trying to land an internship at an advertising firm, and she pulled out all the stops. I would definitely hire her. I present to you Leah the LEGO GIRL. We reached out to Leah for a short Q & A to find out more about her job search, and the viral reaction to her “LEGO strategy”. How has your internship search been going?
  • The Complete Guide to Panel Interviews

    Pamela Skillings
    19 Mar 2014 | 9:22 pm
    When You’ll Be Facing Multiple Interviewers at the Same Time Contributor Elizabeth Magill gives you the inside scoop on how to prepare for a successful panel interview. If the fear and anxiety of one-on-one interviews make you break out into a cold sweat, you may entertain thoughts of heading for the hills when a prospective employer mentions that you’ll be interviewing with a full panel of people … yes, all at once. Some job candidates compare a panel interview to a firing squad. Others may even think it’s a little unfair. Regardless of what camp you’re in, many…
  • Acing the Group Interview | The Ultimate Guide

    Pamela Skillings
    5 Mar 2014 | 9:56 pm
    It’s you, the interviewers, and a bunch of other candidates in the same room. No pressure. Elizabeth Magill brings you the advice and tips you need to stand out from the crowd. The group interview is a different breed in the interviewing animal kingdom. It’s kind of like a real-life version of that reality show “The Apprentice” (without Donald Trump). The reality of going through such a non-traditional interviewing format is unnerving for many job candidates. But despite the fact that group interviews rattle many candidates, many employers find them appealing. To…
  • How to Answer “What Is Your Greatest Weakness?”

    Pamela Skillings
    27 Feb 2014 | 9:36 am
    In an interview, talking about your weaknesses and flaws is difficult. We’re here to make it easier. Today, I want to talk about one of the most common and aggravating interview questions of them all: What is your greatest weakness? Are you rolling your eyes? Most candidates hate this question and consider it pointless. After all, they aren’t about to confess candidly to their biggest flaws in the middle of a job interview. However, this question has become a cliché for a reason. Interviewers continue to ask it even though they know they are unlikely to get answers that are 100%…
 
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  • Power Words That Make Your Resume Proactive

    Lucas
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:41 pm
    Career employment is a thing of the past. The average company in the U.S. is only 15 years old. In 1975, the average company was 58 years old. The average ‘permanent’ job in the U.S. lasts two-and-a-half to three years. We are now a global economy that depends on each other which is essentially making each nation a community of itinerant workers. You contract yourself out on mid – long term contracts, and in this [...]
  • My Name is Smith. I’m an MBA and I’m Unemployed

    Lucas
    12 Apr 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Months after obtaining the coveted MBA you are still an unemployed MBA student. When you can’t put your knowledge to great and immediate use, what do you do? You are on your couch flicking channels on the TV, chips nearby, soda in hand and during one of the commercial breaks your mind wonders and have you suddenly reflect on the fact that it’s been six months since you got your coveted MBA certificate from the [...]
  • The Master’s Degree – the Intermediate Step

    Lucas
    29 Mar 2014 | 9:20 am
    If you are just entering collage from high school or perhaps you are returning to school to earn another degree, you may have heard of the Master’s Degree which is offered in a wide number of subjects. A Master’s Degree is the intermediate step between the Bachelor’s Degree and the Doctorate. The exact definition of a Master’s Degree is an academic degree that is granted to those who have studied and demonstrated a mastery of [...]
  • Using the 4 Major Social Media Platforms to Get the Perfect Job

    Lucas
    16 Mar 2014 | 4:08 pm
    Social media is, and has been for a long time, a major force in the daily life of most people for planning, networking and entertainment in every aspect of their life. It has its pros, and its cons, but there seems to be a huge barrier with social media where it cannot be seen as anything other than a calendar or rumour mill, when it is capable of so much more. Realizing that it can [...]
  • We take a look at the Top 10 Job Search Engines on the Net

    Lucas
    10 Mar 2014 | 4:09 pm
    Finding a job can be a tall order in today’s economy. To search for the right job means using the internet to find the best job available which means using job search engines. Naturally, there are big differences between job search engines as well. Knowing the best job search engines on the internet can help you find the type of good quality jobs that are out there. Here is a list of the top 10 [...]
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  • 5 Tips for Success During the First Week in a New Job

    Julia Weeks
    22 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Everyone wants to be a success in their first week in a new job.  You’ve worked hard for this opportunity and you want to stand out and do well!  By taking time to focus on 5 simple tips, you can quickly be a success in your new career.  1. Arrive early The best way to display your enthusiasm for your new job is by showing up for work early.  Showing up on time isn’t enough, especially in those first days.  Make sure you arrive at least 15 minutes early.  This shows that you are eager to be a part of the organization and get started. 2. Listen Typically, when you start a new job,…
  • How to Assess A Potential Employer’s Company Culture

    Lauren Levine
    21 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    When you’re interviewing for a job you want to make sure to impress the hiring manager with your knowledge and passion. But many candidates don’t realize that they should also be doing some interviewing of their own during this time. As you move through the hiring process, you’ll want to do some investigating into the culture within that organization in order to ensure that the company is actually a good fit with your lifestyle and goals. Why does company culture matter to you? A company’s culture can shape an employee’s life in a number different ways. It can impact the amount of…
  • Risky Business: Going Rogue During the Interview Process

    Julia Weeks
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    You’ve been working with a recruiter for about a month, in pursuit of the perfect job.  Your recruiter just called and left you a voice mail, wanting to touch base on the status of your interview yesterday with the hiring manager.  You contemplate ignoring the recruiter’s message and going straight to the hiring manager yourself.  After all, you felt like you established a relationship with the manager and you feel positive that with your experience you can close the deal on your own.  STOP! By going rogue and ending communication with your recruiter you may very well be putting your…
  • How to Stay Inspired at Work

    Lauren Levine
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    Regardless of how much you love your job, your excitement level will ebb and flow as you move through your career. If you’ve found yourself in a rut at work lately, you’ll need to start locating some additional sources of inspiration in order to stay passionate and perform your best. Use these strategies to feel enthusiastic about your work again: Read works from other successful professionals in your industry In many instances, simply reading someone else’s words about why they love your industry is enough to reinvigorate your own passion. Try reading a memoir from someone who laid the…
  • 3 Key Differentiators During the Interview Process

    Julia Weeks
    8 Apr 2014 | 10:00 am
    With so many people applying to and interviewing for jobs, it’s important to think about ways to differentiate yourself from the many other interviewees. You should have three key differentiators, such as top notch references, a professional portfolio, and quick follow up.  1. Top-notch References Never wait until references are requested to speak with and line up your top references.  This could cause delays in providing your references to the hiring manager, which then causes the hiring manager to wonder why you are having such a difficult time confirming past employers who are willing…
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    THE PREPARY

  • The best way to answer any interview question

    Jaime Petkanics
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:13 pm
    I know the subject of the post promises a lot, but stick with me. In a job interview many of the questions you’re asked could actually be answered in just a few words. A few examples… Q: What’s your greatest strength? A: Organizational skills Q: What’s your biggest accomplishment? A: The time I led X project on campus Q: Why should we hire you? A: Because I’ll give it my all every single day But as we all know we can’t just say a few words and let the conversation fall flat. I’ve been in interviews like that and they’re awkward and over in 10…
  • Job search terms: What’s a hiring manager?

    Jaime Petkanics
    15 Apr 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Part of the reason I started this site was to bring the job search back down to earth. Sometimes the smallest things cause unnecessary stress when you really, really want a job. Common terms get thrown around all the time and become second nature to recruiters but a lot of job seekers are left wondering, what does that even mean?  To kick off this series on common job search terms, let’s start with what a Hiring Manager is: A bit of background: Getting a job filled is a collaborative effort. The people who get to weigh in on the selection process are recruiters and those who work on…
  • Why you should be tracking your accomplishments

    Jaime Petkanics
    9 Apr 2014 | 4:33 pm
    I have a suspicion that many of us out there have a bit of a modesty problem. Modesty can be a good trait, but not when it’s overdone. Because we’re humble, or maybe because we lack confidence, or are just uncomfortable saying how great we are, we don’t share our accomplishments enough, and this can be a problem. Sharing our accomplishments and our big wins is what… gets us promoted to that next level gets us a 10k bump in salary builds that impressive resume gets us that dream job we’ve been interviewing for There are so many times when we need to sell ourselves.  I’ll…
  • What happens when you apply to a company but not for a specific job?

    Jaime Petkanics
    2 Apr 2014 | 9:28 am
    Applying directly to a company is something that happens often. Most careers sites allow you to submit a “general resume” or to “put your resume on file” for future openings. I’ve had many candidates reach out to me directly when I was a recruiter asking me to consider them or keep their resume on file even though there wasn’t a job available at the moment. I’m sure many of you out there are wondering, when you apply to a company but not for a specific job, what happens next? What can you expect? In most cases, one of two things are going to…
  • What’s the difference between a resume and a CV?

    Jaime Petkanics
    24 Mar 2014 | 7:42 pm
    If you’re wondering the difference between a resume and a CV you’re not alone. This is a question I have definitely googled before so if that’s how you’ve landed on the site we have that in common. When you apply for most jobs these days (within the US) the company is likely asking you to submit a resume. But sometimes you might see a company requesting a CV… or giving you the option to “submit your CV or resume” like the below. So what’s the difference between a resume and CV anyway? To start out – let’s get the official…
 
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    J Patrick + Associates Blog

  • Do You Have Job Search Burnout?

    Daniel Sullivan
    22 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
      Despite it being a new year, many job seekers have been looking for a job already…in some cases, conducting that job search for a while and are burned out. While some job seekers have new inspiration to start a search, I know some of you may be tired and burned out on your search and need a renewed source of perspective. Well, you have come to the right place. When you are burnt out on your job search, you may need a mental break. Rest to rejuvenate is crucial, but what I think can be equally as effective is to give a good, hard look at the job search activities that you have been…
  • How Having Life-Work Balance Can Help Advance Your Career

    Daniel Sullivan
    15 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    Many people assume that companies couldn't  care less about life-work balance. On the contrary, many companies are now trying to make sure their employees are healthy, happy, and balanced. As a result, they want to make sure that any new employees they take on (or anyone they promote) embody these same characteristics. The reality is only by being a balanced employee can you attract a truly balanced employer. (Note: We call it life-work balance, as we believe only by putting life first, can you start to have life-work balance.) Below you’ll find some reasons why companies want balanced…
  • Colocation: It's a $10B Market and a job machine!

    Daniel Sullivan
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Organizations everywhere are choosing to bypass purchasing on-premises equipment in favor of renting hosted space and equipment.  Referred to as colocation, it provides rapid scalability, tremendous cost savings, secure connectivity and all of the stability and protection that is needed to gain a competitive edge in today’s market. For this reason, colocation is a hot commodity as the market is currently undergoing a 15 percent growth rate that is expected to last through 2014.  And industry pundits are projecting that this growth is far from over, as it is anticipated that…
  • Rise of SDN to Send Big Wave Through Cloud Job Market

    Daniel Sullivan
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:46 am
        The rising market need for flexibility and business agility is driving software-defined networking (SDN) in next-generation data center and enterprise IT environments.  In fact, 40 percent of recently surveyed IT professionals plan to embrace SDN by this time next year—and by 2016, the global SDN market will reach a robust $3.7 billion.  SDN is an innovative and disruptive new approach to solving many of today’s critical networking challenges, realizing improved security, efficiency and network utilization as well as cost-savings and automated…
  • Security Sales teams in strong demand. How's your hiring process?

    Daniel Sullivan
    1 Apr 2014 | 1:38 am
    Last month I made our annual pilgrimage to the RSA Security Show, an event chock full of clients, prospects and excellent candidates for our Security practice.  The show had grown by 30-35% since the 2013 edition, with an entire 2nd pavilion devoted to the largest vendors such as Symantec, HP, cisco, Juniper and Microsoft.  There were so many small and medium-sized vendor booth, that some of the booths were shared by more than one vendor, each having a day to themselves.  Attendance has jumped and repeat, multi-day foot traffic was tremendous.    Literally each and…
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    HER AGENDA

  • Become A Her Agenda Local Event Curator

    Her Agenda
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Her Agenda has officially launched a local event curator program! We are looking for women who are in the know to contribute to our database of events, conferences and panels focusing on their local communities. If you are interested in joining, or learning more, fill out this form. Also, be sure to check out the events, panels, and conferences you need to add to your agenda in our calendar, here. Tweet Share on Tumbl
  • How You Can Travel Without Taking Vacation Days

    Tiffany Patterson
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    Sometimes the daily grind of the 9-5 gets to be too much and you find yourself in desperate need of a change scenery but the need to feed your wanderlust doesn’t always align with your allotted vacation days. So what is a young millennial woman to do? The solution: find ways to travel for professional development. Following these tips will not only lead to career growth and development, but will also open you up to new people, places, and experiences. Conferences No matter what field you are in there is probably a national of association of (insert job title)  hosting their annual…
  • 5 Reasons Your Job Application Didn’t Get a Response (And What You Can Do About It!)

    Under30CEO
    21 Apr 2014 | 9:01 pm
    In the midst of an arduous job hunt, you will find that many of your applications and resumes are not getting the response you expected from employers, let alone a response at all. More likely than not, you won’t even get a rejection letter from 90% of the places you are applying to. Why is this? 1. Competition/ATS One of the most prominent reasons that you didn’t get a response to your resume is that you’re facing dramatic competition. Remember that the Human Resources Department or the screener for the hiring manager, might receive hundreds, maybe even thousands of resumes weekly. In…
  • Phrases to Eliminate from Your Vocabulary in Order to Be Heard in the Workplace

    Sydney Love
    21 Apr 2014 | 5:39 am
    We all want to be seen as smart, professional, hard working, and ambitious in the workplace. However, despite our best intentions, the way we say things can heavily impact how we are viewed at work. Simply changing the way in which we word certain phrases can help us to stand out from the rest of the crowd. Here are some phrases you might want to suggest removing from your vocabulary: 1. “I don’t know.” Henry Devries, assistant dean for continuing education at the University of California San Diego, says that using this statement is a “cop out.” Now that sounds a little harsh;…
  • How Making Time for Yourself Will Make You Less Stressed

    Sydney Love
    16 Apr 2014 | 11:06 am
    As Her Agenda’s motto says, millennial women tend to constantly be on the move. However, our busy schedules can bring on a lot of stress. We get so caught up in getting things done that it is easy to lose sight of one important fact- it is necessary for us to take care of ourselves in these seasons of stress. Here are some tips on how to feel refreshed and rejuvenated despite your busy schedule: 1. Make Time in the Morning for Prayer or Meditation With so many things to do, it is easy to jump out of bed in the morning and already feel frazzled about the day ahead of you. The way in which…
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    Its Not You Its Your Resume

  • VIRTUAL CALL CENTER – WORK FROM HOME – FULL & PART TIME AGENTS NEEDED

    admin
    15 Apr 2014 | 5:22 pm
    VIRTUAL CALL CENTER - WORK FROM HOME - FULL & PART TIME AGENTS NEEDED The post VIRTUAL CALL CENTER – WORK FROM HOME – FULL & PART TIME AGENTS NEEDED appeared first on Its Not You Its Your Resume.
  • Resume Writing Tips That Ensures You Get That Interview Call

    GuestAuthor
    10 Jan 2014 | 9:38 am
    Resume Writing Tips That Ensures You Get That Interview Call. Listed below are some resume writing tips that can help you. The post Resume Writing Tips That Ensures You Get That Interview Call appeared first on Its Not You Its Your Resume.
  • Jobs For Ex-Military

    GuestAuthor
    16 Dec 2013 | 9:23 am
    Jobs For Ex-Military. The training will prepare you for a new career, and provide you with funds for relocation and certifications. The post Jobs For Ex-Military appeared first on Its Not You Its Your Resume.
  • How To Map Your Career And Stop The Job-Hop Cycle

    GuestAuthor
    27 Nov 2013 | 9:21 am
    How To Map Your Career And Stop The Job-Hop Cycle. This kind of pre-planning is not always possible but it is possible to always have a good idea of where you wish to go in your career. The post How To Map Your Career And Stop The Job-Hop Cycle appeared first on Its Not You Its Your Resume.
  • Do You Want To Become A Real Estate Agent? 4 Tips To Get Started

    GuestAuthor
    27 Nov 2013 | 8:28 am
    Do You Want To Become A Real Estate Agent? 4 Tips To Get Started. Here are a few tips to help you get started. The post Do You Want To Become A Real Estate Agent? 4 Tips To Get Started appeared first on Its Not You Its Your Resume.
 
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    Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs

  • Jobs for Felons: Be Honest on Applications

    Eric Mayo
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:13 am
     Jobs for Felons: Be Honest on Applications   I have a small record going back to 2002 for larceny.  I just received my Certification becoming a certified Medical Billing and Coding Specialist.  I have aced the courses receiving all A’s and a 96 on my final.  I get very disappointed when filling out applications and […] The post Jobs for Felons: Be Honest on Applications appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
  • Jobs for Felons: Five Things that get Ex-offenders and Felons Jobs

    Eric Mayo
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:43 am
    Jobs for Felons: Five Things that get Ex-offenders and Felons Jobs   I talk to people with criminal records everyday and I see first hand how very difficult it is for them to get jobs. I see them run into roadblock after roadblock. There is good news. Ex-offenders and felons get hired everyday so it […] The post Jobs for Felons: Five Things that get Ex-offenders and Felons Jobs appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
  • Job Fairs for Ex-offenders and Felons

    Eric Mayo
    18 Apr 2014 | 1:14 am
    Job Fairs for Ex offenders and Felons   Job fairs can be an excellent option for ex offenders and felons looking for jobs. In addition to meeting prospective employers, felons can get valuable interview experience. A job fair, is an event held to help employers to quickly  identify qualified candidates for entry level jobs. Most […] The post Job Fairs for Ex-offenders and Felons appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
  • Female Felons also Have Difficulty Finding Jobs

    Eric Mayo
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Female Felons also Have Difficulty Finding Jobs   Hello, I am a 24 yr old female that has had a lot of trouble with the law, catching a Class B Burglary charge, a Class D Facilitation to Robbery and a few misdemeanor charges. Nobody will hire me and I’m just trying to turn my life […] The post Female Felons also Have Difficulty Finding Jobs appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
  • Facts: Felons, Ex Offenders, Jobs and the Federal Bonding Program

    Eric Mayo
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:36 am
    Facts: Felons, Ex Offenders, Jobs and the Federal Bonding Program     Good Morning Mr. Mayo, I was just introduced to your website and all I can say is; “Please Help”. I live in the state of Georgia and 10 years ago I was charged with theft-by-taking and have been enrolled in the Federal Bonding […] The post Facts: Felons, Ex Offenders, Jobs and the Federal Bonding Program appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
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    Amplify Talent

  • Punching Above Your Weight: Why Talent Branding Matters [Video]

    Lars Schmidt
    2 Apr 2014 | 5:43 am
    My interview with LinkedIn on the importance of Talent Branding, and the role it played in NPR’s recruiting strategy.Filed under: Recruiting
  • Random Tweets Of Kindness

    Lars Schmidt
    26 Mar 2014 | 5:45 am
    Thank You. These two words convey gratitude, and I have a lot to be thankful for these days. We all lead busy lives. We multi-task. We fall into the busy trap. In this ever-connected world it’s getting harder and harder for us to step back, take stock, appreciate the things (and people) we have, and give … Continue reading →
  • Introducing: The Brand Recruiting Twitter List

    Lars Schmidt
    4 Mar 2014 | 5:47 am
    Social Media continues to change the landscape of recruiting. This is particularly true in corporate recruiting. These tools allow brands to find and engage candidates, create awareness around key hiring initiatives, establish themselves and their culture within relevant communities, and recruit in new ways. Employment Branding As Strategy Employment Branding is now a core component to … Continue reading →
  • How To Be A Digital Influencer (In 20 Steps)

    Lars Schmidt
    25 Feb 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Filed under: Social Media
  • Living In The Cloud: Cool Tools To Help You Unplug

    Lars Schmidt
    20 Feb 2014 | 10:39 am
    In our latest Cool Tools podcast Craig and I spoke with HireVue COO, Chip Luman, about ditching your laptop and working in the cloud. Chip is a frequent business traveler and has taken to using small devices on the road and keeping all his data stored in the cloud. This episode covers our top tips, apps, and strategies for … Continue reading →
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    Direct Recruiters Inc. » DRI Candidate Advice

  • 7 Things Successful People Have in Common

    Direct Recruiters
    23 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Success has nothing to do with luck. Success begins when developing a successful mindset. This mindset in turn builds character and ultimately creates success. There are 7 things that all successful people have in common.  Not to worry if you don’t have all seven. They can be learned. Find a role model and emulate their habits and behaviors that brought them success. Also, ask them to be your coach in order to help you learn and grow. 1)      They are dreamers. Successful people dream big and don’t put boundaries on how far they can reach. They will do one thing each day that puts…
  • Thank You Notes…Still Protocol When Interviewing by Robert Cohn, Managing Partner & Director of Automation Practice

    Direct Recruiters
    9 Apr 2014 | 7:59 am
    So you thought writing a thank you note after an interview wasn’t necessary? Think again. One of my best clients asked me to take on a challenging search for a sales professional who could meet their qualifications and requirements. My team and I worked diligently on this search and in a short time presented a candidate that piqued their interest. This candidate went through 2 phone interviews, 1 face-to-face interview and was invited to HQ for a final face-to-face interview. When completed, I was able to debrief both the client and candidate. Both parties shared with me that it was a…
  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Join a Professional Association by Guest Blogger Sydney Arnett, Marketing Specialist, DCA

    Direct Recruiters
    26 Mar 2014 | 8:56 am
    Professional associations are perhaps one of best untapped resources for career development. Regardless of what industry you’re in, there is likely a plethora of associations, organizations, groups, and societies dedicated to broadening the knowledge base of their members and facilitating communication and growth within their industries. Over the past several years I have discovered how beneficial it is to be a member of a professional association. From being a college student to a young professional, I have experienced much of the spectrum of how professional associations can aid in career…
  • Strengthening Your LinkedIn Footprint in 5 Minutes a Day by Guest Blogger Matthew Cohen, Energy Practice Leader, DRI

    Direct Recruiters
    5 Mar 2014 | 1:30 am
    LinkedIn has become the largest professional networking site in the world with a users base of over 200 million members in 2013.  There are countless ways to utilize LinkedIn to broaden your professional network, but with the shear number of users, professional groups and features, it can be difficult to develop a solid footprint. As an Executive Recruiter, I often hear from both clients and candidates that they don’t have enough time to devote to developing their LinkedIn profiles and strengthening their network.  As someone who uses LinkedIn on daily basis, I can understand their…
  • 5 Things That Irritate Hiring Managers

    Direct Recruiters
    4 Feb 2014 | 1:00 am
    Talking with hiring managers is an everyday event for our DRI team of search consultants.  Recently, we wanted to know what irritated hiring managers the most about the behaviors of candidates so we asked them. Here are 5 that seemed to be the biggest turn-offs: Non-stop follow -up phone calls and emails.  Hiring Managers tell us it’s really irritating when a candidate calls and leaves a message the first time only to follow-up more calls and emails afterwards.  By the time you’ve called and emailed for the third time, the hiring manager has moved you from the category of candidate to…
 
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    The Career Intelligence Blog

  • 10 Twitter Steps to Attract Executive Headhunters

    Jamie McDermott
    24 Apr 2014 | 2:01 am
    Struggling to get interest from headhunters? Remedy this using your Twitter account! Follow these 10 steps and prepare for the professional attention to pour in. With a well-crafted Twitter strategy the influx of headhunters will surely come. Here are 10 Twitter steps to attract Executive headhunters. 1). Profile picture Having a profile picture is a must-have. Not only does a photo allow your profile to stand out in the search results, but it also signals to recruiters that you are active on the network. If headhunters recognize that Twitter is a viable way to contact you, they will be more…
  • Approach Middle East Headhunters the Right Way

    Jamie McDermott
    22 Apr 2014 | 3:59 am
    Are you looking to advance in your career or find new employment in the Middle East? It is not as simple as perusing LinkedIn and hoping a headhunter finds you; it is essential to approach headhunters and recruiters in the proper fashion to maximise your job search’s effectiveness. Use this guide to begin this engagement and simplify the recruiting process by understanding how to approach Middle East headhunters the right way. Understand what a Headhunter is and how they operate Headhunters are paid by the corporate client. These individuals are their primary concern, not the candidate.
  • Connect With Peers & Mentors the Right Way

    Jamie McDermott
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:45 am
    Professional success does not have to be achieved alone. Peers and mentors alike can offer individuals a valuable source of support to enhance their performance in the workplace. Peers and mentors can offer a cost-effective method to train and upgrade your skill set, so learn how to maximise these opportunities and connect with these individuals the right way. Know the difference between a mentor, a friend, and a coach. You must understand what a mentor is, and how this differs from other professional colleagues. A mentor should be able to tell you what you need to hear, whereas a friend is…
  • 5 Middle East Job Hunt Strategies You Must Follow

    Jamie McDermott
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:16 am
    A move to the Middle East is an exciting prospect. But to make this more than a pipe dream, everything you do in the job hunt must be methodical, well thought out and highly professional. Always remember that if you want to be employed to do a quality job, you have to prove to a prospective employer that you are capable and willing to do anything to achieve your goal. The following are five prerequisites that every job hunter needs to have in order to find the right job in the Middle East. 1). Do Your Homework Always keep up-to-date with the latest news and events in your chosen industry, and…
  • Work in IT, Manufacturing, Retail or Life Sciences? Head to India This Year!

    Jamie McDermott
    11 Apr 2014 | 3:04 am
    2014 is a watershed year for India. Political campaigning is in full swing and the results of the upcoming general elections will play a big role in determining the country’s economic trajectory over the next 4-5 years. The global investment community hopes to see continuing reforms and deregulation that will further increase the scope for growth and investment, especially in the rapidly expanding areas of services and manufacturing supply chain. In 2014, global GDP is slated to grow at 3.6%, even as India is set to grow at 4.5%. The projected growth figures for 2015 are 4% and 5.9%,…
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    Work Coach Cafe

  • New Grads: These 10 Job Search Mistakes Cost You Time and Money

    Susan P. Joyce
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:57 am
    Your first “real” (as in, now-I-must-be-self-supporting) job search is a learning experience like no other. So many options; so little time! You do NOT want to make mistakes, but you may not be clear on exactly what to do next and what is appropriate. The 10 mistakes that new grads (and many others) make that […]
  • Best and Worst Terms to Use in Your Resume – Ranked by Hiring Managers

    Susan P. Joyce
    14 Apr 2014 | 1:19 pm
    In a recent CareerBuilders survey, over 2,200 hiring managers were asked to rank the terms they typically see in resumes as good or bad terms to use. The results really weren’t too surprising, but they are interesting to note, particularly if you are currently submitting resumes for job opportunities. The 15 Best Resume Terms These are the […]
  • How to Quickly and Easily Customize Your Resume for EACH Opportunity

    Susan P. Joyce
    8 Apr 2014 | 7:32 pm
    Customizing your resume for each opportunity is not optional in most situations. Resume/application customization is becoming increasingly important now that most resumes and applications are stored in an employer’s resume database or applicant tracking system (“ATS”). In addition, several recent studies have indicated that the human reviewer – if/when they do actually see your resume […]
  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Customize Your Resume

    Susan P. Joyce
    1 Apr 2014 | 11:37 am
    I’ve spoken or interacted with several job seekers recently who think that customizing their resumes for specific opportunities is a waste of their time. I’ve even heard from a professional resume writer who agreed with that approach. One resume, sufficiently generalized to cover a wide range of employers and opportunities is fine. They say. NOT […]
  • 3 Assumptions You Shouldn’t Make About Job Postings

    Susan P. Joyce
    25 Mar 2014 | 6:02 pm
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    HireGround Blog

  • How to Tell When to Reject a Job Offer

    briana
    10 Apr 2014 | 1:03 pm
    We’ve all been there: tired of searching, of not landing any jobs, of endlessly applying, of emailing and tweaking our resumes. We are just about ready to take the next job that is offered, no matter what it is. I know I’ve been there, and luckily I’ve ended up working at some great companies. But […]
  • Cool new ATS features – Software Update

    briana
    8 Apr 2014 | 8:55 am
    After being in the HR Software business for several years, our team at HireGround has learned a few things about software and about human resources needs. When developing our latest product (the StartDate ATS) our team has taken the approach of starting with the  fundamental needs and making those base features the best they can […]
  • Phone Interview Help

    briana
    2 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    Phone interviews can be used as a screening tool, to ask a few initial questions or gather some information. They can also be used as a first or even the only interview. How you present yourself on the phone can play a huge factor in whether you are invited for an in person interview, or […]
  • The #1 Problem with Your Job Application

    briana
    26 Mar 2014 | 2:19 pm
    Here it is, the answer you’ve been waiting for, why your resume and job application isn’t getting you anywhere. After screening candidates for several job postings and interacting with users on our job board, I’ve determined the major problem with most candidate applications: You aren’t tailoring your application to match the job. That’s it. In […]
  • Mobile career sites are better than apps, almost

    briana
    19 Mar 2014 | 11:28 am
    For a job seeker, taking the time to download and install an app simply to view and apply for a company’s job is a huge hurdle. It’s simply too time-consuming to be worthwhile. Knowing this, companies are realizing that a mobile-friendly responsive careers website is the way of the future. Job seekers can browse the […]
 
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    Career Igniter

  • How Far Back Should You Go On Your Resume?

    admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    One common question about resume writing is how many years you should put down in your work experience section. If you haven’t been in the job market for long, this isn’t a challenge. But what if you’ve been working for more than a decade? What if you have 30 years of job experience? Putting down […]
  • What Are Your Strengths?

    admin
    3 Apr 2014 | 6:47 am
    This is one of the most common interview questions on the planet, and it is also incredibly broad and vague, which can be quite frustrating to job candidates. Strengths are anything you are good at. You could theoretically sit around talking about your strengths for hours or even days—but obviously you do not have hours […]
  • What Are Your Salary Expectations?

    admin
    12 Mar 2014 | 8:25 am
    When you sit down to talk to a hiring manager, what are your most dreaded questions? For a lot of people, the question “What are your salary expectations?” tops the list, not the least because it is almost a guarantee that you will be asked it. Salary is something that needs to be discussed for […]
  • Signs You Are About To Get Fired

    admin
    19 Feb 2014 | 4:51 am
    Have you ever walked into the office one day and sensed a distinct change in the wind—even if you could not come up with a rational explanation for it? Has your gut ever told you that your time at a certain place is up, and that you are soon going to be handed a pink […]
  • How To Negotiate A Higher Salary

    admin
    5 Feb 2014 | 7:47 am
    You may want more money for your work—in fact, you may need more money—but how comfortable do you feel asking for what you want, need and deserve? Most of us worry that we’ll come across as greedy, pushy, and ungrateful if we attempt to negotiate a higher salary, whether it’s at a new job or […]
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    TheProfessionalWebsite - Personal Professional Website

  • Fishing An Idea

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    7 Apr 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Conversations revolve around talking either ideas or perceptions. I think most people are comfortable picking one or the other and sticking to it. When does chasing an idea conflict with winning consensus? Fishing An Idea An idea is a statement that begs to be rationalized. It is often a solution to a problem. For example, in 1980s, Steve Jobs had the idea: “Every person should have access to a personal computer.” You challenge this idea/hypothesis by coming up with the needs of the average person and doing a market study. (This example comes to mind because I just watched Jobs the…
  • A Leader’s Vision

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    30 Mar 2014 | 5:35 pm
    To be successful a leader must develop a forward-looking vision, something he or she can communicate effectively to teams and partners that motivates them to participate in a future. (This is something Jon Mertz hammers on in his recent blog. He discusses why a leader needs aspirational vision).[i] I got to thinking of other aspects of a leader’s vision. Leader’s Vision Returns take time. Actualizing a vision often takes many, many years. It takes time to create a team, raise funds, build a service or product, and gain market traction. Do not be cavalier about a return on…
  • Getting to Know the Millennials

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    23 Mar 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Marketers, technologists, educationists, politicians, and many others are trying to define the much hyped Millennial generation. Some of their generalizations include, Millennials are: digital natives, religiously unaffiliated, self-centered (perhaps by necessity), supportive of social welfare issues, better educated, demographically diverse, unmarried (and likely living with parents), and optimistic of their future. The Pew Research Center recently published a study called Millennials in Adulthood with some eyebrow raising statistics. Millennials Millennials are digital natives, meaning…
  • Career Planning Angles

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    16 Mar 2014 | 12:36 pm
    Career planning is challenging because there are so many factors to consider – core competencies, skills, passions, relationships, and simply making a living; in addition, the workplace is always changing due to adoption of new technologies and globalization (which is why there are some naysayers to career planning). In A Skills-Based Approach to Developing a Career, I take on career planning from a functional angle: the building and validating of a skill set.[i] Of course, I talk about weighing career passions and capital during the planning stage. Recently I read Finding Your Element by…
  • Personal Branding Clubs

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    9 Mar 2014 | 5:13 pm
    Similar to a ‘book club’, consider starting a ‘personal branding club’ where a group of professionals meet to flesh out perceptions and talk careers. It is a logical extension from what Dorrie Clark suggests in her book Reinventing You.[i] Her idea is to create a focus group to understand what close associates think of you – your personality, style, core-competencies, career path, and relationships – collectively what can be thought of as your personal brand. All I am suggesting is to give each group member their own special night and commit to a schedule like any…
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  • Interview Question: What Web Browser Do You Use?

    9 Apr 2014 | 1:34 am
    Being a competent web developer requires you to have strong knowledge in your field. This includes knowing how to use many different browsers and understanding the differences between them. To employers, a developer who knows how to solve cross-browser compatibility issues is a definite plus. Therefore, you should know how multiple browsers work, even if you have a primary browser that you normally use for surfing. The question about which browser you use helps recruiters determine how conversant you are with the various types of browsers.   Now What? There’s no need to worry if…
  • 5 Interview Danger Signs: When Not to Accept the Job Offer

    7 Apr 2014 | 9:31 pm
    No matter how much you are in need of a job, you should still consider whether the job will do you any good or not. If you detected too many red flags, maybe you ought to think twice about accepting the position. So, here are some tips to help you decide when to turn down a job offer.   When they want you to start as soon as possible. Though it might be a good thing to work in a new environment immediately, it can also be unprofessional to do so if you still need to wrap things up with your previous employer. It’s possible that the previous employee suddenly left the job post, leaving…
  • Interview Question: What Projects Are You Working on at Home?

    7 Apr 2014 | 1:25 am
    Being a successful software developer requires passion for your career. This includes having your own side projects even when you’re not working in the office. Asking this question to potential candidates is normal and will help employers get an idea of how much you love what you do. Obviously, they would more likely hire someone who is dedicated to the job and not just in it for the paycheck.   Great developers are passionate about their work and often have side projects at home. However, not having side projects shouldn’t get you down. You can tell your interviewer what keeps you…
  • 6 Ways to Fight off Interview Nerves

    3 Apr 2014 | 7:05 am
    Going to a job interview requires confidence, courage and preparation. However, it is normal to feel anxious knowing that you’re a couple of minutes away from a possibly life-changing interview. The last thing you need is to let your nervousness ruin your performance and cost you the job. To avoid this, consider these tips for combating your nerves before the interview.   Keep in mind that your employer thinks you’re qualified for the job. The fact that you were called in for an interview should help boost your confidence. It means that you have a shot at being chosen for the…
  • Interview Question: Which Industry Sites and Blogs Do You Read Regularly?

    31 Mar 2014 | 9:51 pm
    In today’s job market, you should be tuned in to the latest trends and developments in your chosen industry. This includes reading relevant websites and blogs on a regular basis. Don’t be shocked if an interviewer asks you about this; are you prepared with a good response? Here are some helpful tips on how to prepare for this question before the interview.   Check your bookmarks folder. If you are reading a blog site regularly, then it’s possible that you have the site in your bookmarks folder. You can check all the sites that you frequently visit and write them down on a piece of…
 
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  • Should I Change My Major From Psychology To Nursing?

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:13 am
    Trying to switch to nursing is indeed somewhat more complicated than trying to switch to another major. If you wanted to change over from being a psych major to majoring math, chemistry, English, or another typical university subject, you would simply walk into your advisor’s office and get him or her to make the change. […]
  • What Does A Graphic Designer Do?

    admin
    18 Apr 2014 | 10:52 am
    Graphic design is a much more reliable way to make a living than fine art, just as you figured, though it is still difficult to get started in with only a 7% growth rate (which will translate to around 17,400 new openings between 2010 and 2020). As you might guess, a lot of other students […]
  • Graphic Design

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:58 am
    Do you enjoy art, and wish there were a field where you could apply your skills to practical projects and get paid for doing what you love? If so, you may be interested in becoming a graphic designer. Graphic design has long been considered once of the most consistent and reliable ways to make money […]
  • Should I Double Major In Computer Science And Math?

    admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:39 am
    It is not uncommon for advisors to discourage double majors like these. It’s also not uncommon for students to double major in math and computer science. It is probably one of the most common double majors there is. Many of the courses may overlap (more in some schools than in others). This may make it […]
  • What Are The Characteristics Of An Effective Teacher?

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    14 Apr 2014 | 5:52 am
    It is wonderful you want to become a teacher. If you really care about teaching students and helping them to discover their skills and interests, you already have one of the key characteristics it takes to become a good educator. In fact, caring about your students and wanting them to excel is probably the most […]
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  • How to answer tough but commonly occurring interview questions?

    Chris
    27 Mar 2014 | 9:07 pm
    Every recruitment process, be it for a teacher’s post, a babysitter’s post or a lead manager’s, includes the interview stage. Interviews are tools that human resource managers use to gauge the level of a potential employee at a very personal level, through direct interaction. Hence, it is very important that one outshines the other candidates when answering interview questions, as employers never settle for anything other than the best. There are some rudimentary questions that are very commonly asked but getting them right is tough. So, one must know how to handle them well. Generally,…
  • Why Emotional Intelligence is Necessary to Become a Successful Leader

    Chris
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:58 pm
    Gone are the days when experts believed that an individual has to be devoid of emotions to become a successful business leader. IQ and traditional leadership qualities like intelligence and determination are still required though but are insufficient to be an effective leader. Recent studies have repeatedly shown that there exists a positive relationship between emotional intelligence and business results. Emotional intelligence, though not responsible for a person stepping into a leadership role, determines how effective a person is as a leader. In the business world, one comes across many…
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Salary Negotiation

    Chris
    18 Mar 2014 | 9:54 pm
    Salary negotiation is one of the trickiest but important parts of any recruitment process. If not handled professionally and carefully, it can lead to a company withdrawing its job offer. It is also important for you to understand the worth of what you are offering the company, your expertise and skills. In order to negotiate effectively to ensure you get paid what you deserve, it can be very useful to know the do’s and don’ts of salary negotiation. The Do’s Doing extensive research is the most important aspect of salary negotiation. Naturally, salaries vary across different professions…
  • The Five Things You Must Do After An Interview

    Chris
    10 Dec 2013 | 4:01 pm
    So you landed the interview and nailed it. Post-interview, there are still a couple things you still need to do that can help increase your chances of being hired. The biggest thing is to make an impression even after the interview and help them keep you in their minds. 1) Know the next steps Before you leave the interview office, you should ask the hiring manager what the typical next steps are in their interview process. Will there be a round 2 of interviews for a select group of candidates? Is there a specific date when they must fill the position? Or are you expecting a call? Asking these…
  • How to Choose the Right Career – Video

    Chris
    17 Jul 2013 | 10:48 am
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  • 8 Email Etiquette Tips to Follow when Conducting your Job Search

    7 Apr 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Unless you have an inside (or other) connection that can get you in the door, when looking for a new job the impetus is on you, the candidate, to get the attention and interest of the targeted company or the external recruiter. While your resume is going to be the most important factor in getting the interview, other communications - such as your cover letter, phone calls and introduction or follow up emails - can play just as important a role in getting you the interview. In this post we are going to focus on proper email etiquette. Having good email etiquette is critical, especially if you…
  • Keys to a successful job search campaign

    27 Aug 2013 | 1:43 pm
    Abridged: Forbes Here's what career experts say are the keys to a successful job search in today's competitive environment. Keep your resume short and succinct. You need to format your resume to be read quickly and in small bites. Eliminate filler words, use numbers to quantify your impressive results and include relevant keywords that appeared in the job posting. Create a portfolio of job-search documents to distinguish yourself from the crowd. According to the Career Brainstorming Day pros, many job seekers are supplementing their resumes with collateral leadership briefs, blogs that…
  • Improve your LinkedIn Profile and Land Your Dream Job

    12 Aug 2013 | 2:34 pm
      LinkedIn is, by far, the #1 site for career networking. It is the place many employers / recruiters start when looking to hire. It's where more and more people go to look for jobs. It's where you can find and connect with other professionals in your field to solicit / give advice. It's where you can learn what's going on in your industry, with your peers as well as competitors. It's where you can find the key people you need to know to land your next dream job. But in order to maximize the potential LinkedIn can provide your career and / or business you need to build a LinkedIn profile…
  • 6 Criteria to determine if an internship is legal or not

    13 Jun 2013 | 12:41 pm
    Does your company use unpaid interns? Here are the 6 Criteria to determine if an internship is legal or not (as published by the US Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Divison): The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment; The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern; The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff; The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities…
  • 5 Ways to Get to Know your Interviewer Before Your Interview

    22 May 2013 | 4:20 pm
    So you submitted your resume and cover letter (or otherwise applied for a job) and you got the call for an interview. Now what? We've gone over interview prep (Acing the Interview) and what questions you should be prepared to answer and ask (The Three most Important Questions to Ask in a Job Interview) in your interview. But there is another key "interview prep" component that will help improve your odds during your interview. That component is getting to know the person you are interviewing with before you meet or speak with them. I'm not saying you need to know any intimate details of…
 
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  • Use Keywords to Help Your Résumé Stand Out

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    Question “My friend is helping me with my résumé and told me I need better keywords about myself and my past jobs. I don’t even know what that means or where to start. Help?”—Tamlin from Venice Beach, CA Answer In today’s competitive job market, recruiters are leveraging technology to maximize their time. Many search resumes electronically using recruiting management software, online job boards and resume databases to find submissions with their preferred keywords. Even if you send in a paper resume, recruiters may scan it and upload it to their system. Their searches…
  • Is Freelancing Right for You?

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    Question “I haven’t had a lot of success finding traditional work—I’m thinking about quitting and trying to freelance instead. My parents think this is a terrible idea. What do you think?”—Mitch from Arlington, TX Answer It doesn’t have to be an either/or question. At least in the beginning. When I began freelancing, I was in your shoes. I had recently moved to a new city and struggled to find a full-time job. I began asking people I knew if they could use my help. I tested the waters by taking on projects while continuing my job search. Over time, I had enough freelance…
  • Where to Look for a Summer Job

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    “I’m helping my teenage nephew look for his first-ever summer job. I’m keeping an eye on the regular job boards, but are there particular places we should look for these kinds of opportunities?”—Todd from Little Rock, AR That is great that you are helping your nephew! In recent years, the summer job market for youth has been quite competitive, but it is looking up. According to the annual Snagajob survey of retail, hospitality and food service industry hiring managers, 74 percent plan to make summer hires, and only 14 percent plan to hire fewer summer workers than in 2013.
  • How to Say No: Navigating Non-Essential Work Requests

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Question “I find it really hard to say no to my coworkers—even when they’re asking me to do things outside of my job duties. Are there nice ways I can turn them down without damaging our relationship?”—Willa from Norman, OK Answer Sometimes taking on work outside of your job duties can be beneficial. You will gain new experiences that could lead to additional interesting projects or even to a new career path! That said, you need to balance your priorities and maintain your sanity by not taking on more than you can handle or projects that have no professional value to…
  • Your Top Five Tax-Filing Myths – Busted!

    MyFreeTaxes Team
    26 Mar 2014 | 11:24 am
    Question “With tax time getting nearer, I’m getting more stressed about getting my taxes done. There’s a lot of information out there, and it’s hard to suss out what’s true and what isn’t. Any advice you have would be appreciated.” — Max from Berea, KY Answer With so much tax-time misinformation circulating around the Internet, the water cooler and the dinner table about taxes, the truth is sometimes hard to find. Incorrect information at tax time can literally cost you – by causing you to pay for services that are available for free or by…
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  • How to Break Free From Being Trapped in Your Career

    Anna Runyan
    22 Apr 2014 | 9:38 am
    Recently I had the amazing opportunity to interview Marney Reid, a Marketing Program Manager for a Global industry leader in medical devices. She is also the Founder of Stilettos on the Glass Ceiling, an online community created to empower, support, and promote women. What does “trapped by golden handcuffs” mean? It is the place where you’re not willing to give up everything you’ve worked so hard to get but aren’t thriving where you’re at. You are trapped, unhappy and wanting more. What we don’t want to admit is that we’ve usually trapped ourselves.
  • Welcome to the Real World Book Giveaway

    Anna Runyan
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:43 am
    Today we are giving away one copy of Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job into Your Dream Career by Lauren Berger. Welcome to the Real World by Lauren Berger This essential book is what every workplace novice needs—a smart, practical, and fun guide to help them navigate the minefield of personalities, learn to work with their boss, identify priorities, and ultimately kick butt at their first job. In Welcome to the Real World, career expert and entrepreneur Lauren Berger arms a new generation of workers like you with the tools you need to…
  • Managers, Here are 4 Ways to Hold On to Your Top Talent

    Anna Runyan
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Today’s post was written by Madeline Peterson, an account executive at a technology company in San Francisco. Attracting a hard-working, knowledgeable and ethical workforce is no easy task. If your company and HR department can pull it off, kudos to you, but getting a good employee to sign a contract is only as good as your ability to keep a hold of them through thick and thin. After all, hiring is the first step. To get the most from your talent, you need to retain them. Unless you’re Google, keeping your top talent happy enough to stick with your organization can sometimes feel like…
  • How to Manage Your Micro-Managing Boss and Eliminate Work Stress

    Anna Runyan
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    We’ve all been there.  Your boss gives you way too many urgent tasks to complete than humanly possible and asks for updates on a project just given to you this morning. I don’t work well like this.  When I worked in the past for micro-managing, energy zapping bosses, I get the deer in the headlights frozen look and can’t do anything….because I don’t know what to start on. I get majorly overwhelmed, stressed out of my mind and ready to quit. Been there too?  I thought so. To avoid the stress and anger with this type of situation, there are easy things that you…
  • [last chance] Women Leaders Save 50% -Sale Ends TONIGHT!

    Anna Runyan
    15 Apr 2014 | 8:00 am
    This is a final courtesy reminder that today is the last chance to save 50% on my brand new online course, Accelerate Your Leadership in 5-Days.  To claim your savings, purchase here by MIDNIGHT tonight. You’ll instantly SAVE 50% on your purchase. If you are ready to be recognized for the work you do and finally get what you deserve at work, my brand new online course, “Accelerate Your Leadership in 5-Days” is perfect for you.  Myself, along with some amazing career and leadership experts, will give you actionable leadership development steps so you can kickstart your…
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    Goodwill Industries International, Inc. » Career and Financial Advice

  • Use Keywords to Help Your Résumé Stand Out

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:38 am
    Question “My friend is helping me with my résumé and told me I need better keywords about myself and my past jobs. I don’t even know what that means or where to start. Help?”—Tamlin from Venice Beach, CA Answer In today’s competitive job market, recruiters are leveraging technology to maximize their time. Many search resumes electronically using recruiting management software, online job boards and resume databases to find submissions with their preferred keywords. Even if you send in a paper resume, recruiters may scan it and upload it to their system. Their searches…
  • Is Freelancing Right for You?

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    16 Apr 2014 | 8:10 am
    Question “I haven’t had a lot of success finding traditional work—I’m thinking about quitting and trying to freelance instead. My parents think this is a terrible idea. What do you think?”—Mitch from Arlington, TX Answer It doesn’t have to be an either/or question. At least in the beginning. When I began freelancing, I was in your shoes. I had recently moved to a new city and struggled to find a full-time job. I began asking people I knew if they could use my help. I tested the waters by taking on projects while continuing my job search. Over time, I had enough freelance…
  • Where to Look for a Summer Job

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    9 Apr 2014 | 2:01 pm
    “I’m helping my teenage nephew look for his first-ever summer job. I’m keeping an eye on the regular job boards, but are there particular places we should look for these kinds of opportunities?”—Todd from Little Rock, AR That is great that you are helping your nephew! In recent years, the summer job market for youth has been quite competitive, but it is looking up. According to the annual Snagajob survey of retail, hospitality and food service industry hiring managers, 74 percent plan to make summer hires, and only 14 percent plan to hire fewer summer workers than in 2013.
  • How to Say No: Navigating Non-Essential Work Requests

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    2 Apr 2014 | 2:52 pm
    Question “I find it really hard to say no to my coworkers—even when they’re asking me to do things outside of my job duties. Are there nice ways I can turn them down without damaging our relationship?”—Willa from Norman, OK Answer Sometimes taking on work outside of your job duties can be beneficial. You will gain new experiences that could lead to additional interesting projects or even to a new career path! That said, you need to balance your priorities and maintain your sanity by not taking on more than you can handle or projects that have no professional value to…
  • Your Top Five Tax-Filing Myths – Busted!

    MyFreeTaxes Team
    26 Mar 2014 | 11:24 am
    Question “With tax time getting nearer, I’m getting more stressed about getting my taxes done. There’s a lot of information out there, and it’s hard to suss out what’s true and what isn’t. Any advice you have would be appreciated.” — Max from Berea, KY Answer With so much tax-time misinformation circulating around the Internet, the water cooler and the dinner table about taxes, the truth is sometimes hard to find. Incorrect information at tax time can literally cost you – by causing you to pay for services that are available for free or by…
 
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  • Roses, books and Sant Jordi

    Jeannine
    23 Apr 2014 | 4:54 am
    Every morning on April 23rd, the streets of Barcelona are lined with colorful roses, the vendors walk around shouting, “Roses, roses, 3 euro!” and everyone is bustling around getting ready for the day. Book stands are being set up along the streets and ladies walk around with the bright roses in their hand. By the […]The post Roses, books and Sant Jordi appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • 10 tips from successful people

    Lynn
    22 Apr 2014 | 1:30 am
    Psychologists Belinda Board and Katarina Fritzon (Psychology, Crime & Law, 2005) have discovered a correlation between psychopathic character traits and those exhibited by some top managers. There you have it in black and white, your boss is a psychopath. No, of course we’re just kidding. Though it may seem that with those of higher intelligence, […]The post 10 tips from successful people appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Improving and perfecting your LinkedIn profile

    Jeannine
    17 Apr 2014 | 12:51 am
    Social media has transformed. If you’re looking for your place in the world today, LinkedIn is where you need to be. Hiring through social media has increased and continues to do so. Over 90% of companies use social media platforms like twitter, Facebook and Instagram to recruit potential employees. LinkedIn, the leader in recruitment via […]The post Improving and perfecting your LinkedIn profile appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Let’s blossom this spring

    Jeannine
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:37 am
    With spring comes the feeling of a new you; organized, healthy, on top of the world you! And why not, spring’s a great time to make a change. We’ve shooed off those winter blues and have waited eagerly for those weekend afternoons with a plate of cucumber sandwiches and a cup of tea. What’s a […]The post Let’s blossom this spring appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Top tips: Steps to take after the interview

    Jeannine
    14 Apr 2014 | 2:50 am
    You’ve gotten through the hardest part, but remember, it’s not over. Our guide to help you take the right steps for the days and weeks after the interview. We’ll make sure you land that fantastic job! Relax, take it easy You’ve been preparing for days, maybe even weeks before researching your potential employer; following them on […]The post Top tips: Steps to take after the interview appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
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    JobCluster.com Blog

  • Don’t Let That Criminal Record Dampen Your Job Search

    Florence Lewis
    22 Apr 2014 | 4:11 am
    Finding a job was stressful enough, and now if you have a criminal record it becomes all the more difficult. Irrespective of whether you have been in prison or have had just a minor brush-through with the law, employers get reluctant to hire you the moment they discover there is any kind of criminal record involved. What other’s do would not be in your hand, but what is in your hands, is how you carry the record, and how you look for a job. With the right persistence and perseverance, finding a job, even if you have a criminal record may not be as impossible as it seems. Be aware of your…
  • The Best 12 Jobs in 2014 [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Florence Lewis
    19 Apr 2014 | 12:11 am
    Thinking about career stability and choosing the best career option is the biggest confusing factor this days, so we have tried to make it easy and made an infographic providing the best 12 jobs in 2014 list. It can be useful to choose the right job to make your future joyful and bright by taking the best decision about career. 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 is a rising job search engine in USA. JobCluster is completely…
  • Writing Effective Visions and Mission Statements

    Florence Lewis
    15 Apr 2014 | 2:12 am
    The vision and mission statements are the inspiring words that concisely, yet clearly define the direction for the organization. They are the tool for powerfully communicating your intentions and motivating your employees to realize an inspiring common goal and objective in the future. Mission statements define the organization’s purpose and primary objectives or they may even refer to a problem. It is more internal, in the sense that it defines the key parameters to measure the organization’s success. The prime audience for the mission statement would be the leadership and the…
  • How to Choose The Right Job [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Florence Lewis
    11 Apr 2014 | 2:07 am
    Your career’s success depends on three things. 1. Your Love for your work 2. The opportunity you get and 3. How you make the most of your day/time/year. All three things cannot be observed well if you are on a ‘wrong’ job that does not fit your personality and self-esteem. So, be wise to select a right job and it will lead to a very fruitful career for you. Check these factors while deciding for a suitable job. 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…
  • Promote Yourself to Grow at Work

    Florence Lewis
    6 Apr 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Call it personal branding, call it self-promotion, or whatever other name you might feel appropriate or prefer, it’s a taboo no more. If you wish to grow your career, you will have to brag about yourself, to some extent at least. You might think that you have not done it before or you don’t know how to do it or that it is unethical. Well if you don’t do it, somebody else will and will squander the opportunities that you want and may deserve as well but nobody noticed you because they didn’t know enough about you and your work. So brush up your bragging skills and stand up and be…
 
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    Work In Entertainment

  • The “Glamorous” Life of Entertainment Public Relations

    Brian Clapp
    22 Apr 2014 | 12:18 pm
    This article is a guest contribution from pubic relations specialist Savannah Marie To a bystander, the entertainment industry seems like a world filled with celebrity encounters, red carpet parties and limousine rides. Those perks can become available to people who achieve high levels of success, but in order to even have a chance of reaching [...]
  • The Real Life Adventures of a Production Assistant

    Brian Clapp
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:27 pm
    This article is a guest contribution from the Anonymous Production Assistant. The Anonymous Production Assistant has been blogging for six years about life at the bottom of the Hollywood ladder. Currently, TAPA is running a Kickstarter campaign for her latest venture, Crew Call: The Below-the-Line Podcast, which if you like fun you will donate some [...]
  • 5 Tips on Building Your Brand Right from the Start

    Brian Clapp
    9 Apr 2014 | 8:17 pm
    This article is a guest submission from public relations specialist Savannah Marie Social media has become the driving force behind most (if not all) successful marketing campaigns. However, that doesn’t mean entertainers can’t take advantage of specific marketing tactics to spark their own success. Whether you’re an amateur looking for a big break or Sasha [...]
  • 9 Common Job Search Mistakes That Will Immediately Disqualify You (#7 is a Doozy)

    Brian Clapp
    6 Apr 2014 | 4:38 pm
    There are far more than nine pitfalls of job seeking but many of those fall into the dumb, or criminal, mistake category. These are common mistakes job seekers make daily without even realizing how damaging they are. Sometimes they are careless, other times oblivious. Either way, when you make these job search mistakes your employment [...]
  • Five Entry Level Music Jobs With Huge Growth Potential

    Brian Clapp
    30 Mar 2014 | 3:05 am
    You have a love of music – it moves you, alters your perspective and motivates you. If you are like many other music lovers you’ve come to the conclusion that you want to make it your career – seems obvious to do something you love, right? And while the above passions and deep-seeded emotional connection [...]
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    Dialysis Technician Central

  • Thoughts from Someone with ESRD

    Stephanie
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    Please allow me to introduce myself.  Some of these articles you are reading, I wrote with firsthand knowledge of the topics—because I was a dialysis patient.   I was on in-center hemodialysis for years before receiving a cadaveric kidney transplant.Years ago, after some tests, my doctors told me that I had stage 4 chronic kidney disease.  And soon after that, my disease progressed to end stage renal disease (ESRD), chronic renal failure.I had no family members who could qualify as living kidney donors.  My doctors recommended that I prepare for regular dialysis treatments as soon as…
  • Medical Field Certifications Beyond Dialysis Technician

    Stephanie
    27 Jan 2014 | 5:50 am
    Moving to Different Positions After Being a Dialysis Technician?Once you get into the medical field your job prospects are endless. Aside from doctors, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, most medial positions require a short time of education (a year or less). The more certifications you have the better off you will be as far as job opportunities. Once you become a licensed dialysis technician you should set your sights on other licenses and certifications. The more you have the more valuable you will be to your employer; especially if that employer is a hospital or large…
  • Traveling with Dialysis

    Stephanie
    23 Dec 2013 | 1:34 pm
    Even though you are on dialysis, you can travel safely to many places on earth, provided that you plan ahead.  What you need to plan for depends on what type of dialysis you do. Following are tips on traveling with dialysis.  Traveling with In-Center HemodialysisIf you are on in-center hemodialysis, you will need to locate a dialysis center in the locale to which you will be traveling.  See article Where Do I Get Dialysis Treatment.Note that dialysis centers are typically very busy.  You may need to make an appointment at the dialysis center at least two months in advance; even…
  • Dialysis Technician Equipment

    Stephanie
    30 Oct 2013 | 6:00 am
    The job of a dialysis technician is one of massive importance. They hold the lives of their patients in their hands because they are not only responsible for making them comfortable, monitoring them and putting them at ease. They are also responsible for operating certain equipment that helps the kidneys do their job properly so the patient can literally live to see another day. When you think of it this way, the job becomes more important than ever, doesn’t it? I am not telling you this to frighten you or to make you change your mind about your career path, but to drive home just how…
  • Kidney Disease High Concentration Areas

    Stephanie
    10 Oct 2013 | 3:10 pm
    Unfortunately, incidences of kidney disease are spreading across the United States. The good news is that we now have combative treatments for this condition but the fact is the burden is growing greater. This is shown by statistics which track the movement and trends of kidney disease across the country and break down this disease by gender, age and race.The latest numbers from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that “one in 10 American adults, more than 20 million, have some level of CKD” (Chronic Kidney Disease). Chronic Kidney Disease is defined as any condition that causes…
 
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    Management Study HQ

  • Causes of Industrial Disputes

    Rinkesh
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:03 am
    Causes of Industrial Disputes The causes of industrial disputes are many and varied. The major ones related to wages, union rivalry, political interference, unfair labour practices, multiplicity of labour laws, economic slowdown and others. Wage Demands By far, the most important cause for disputes is related to wages. The demand for wages has never been fully met because of inflation and high cost of living. High inflation results in increased cost of living resulting in never-ending demands from unions. Management and Unions have wage agreement generally valid for three years. Each new…
  • Human Resource Management(HRM) Evaluation Approaches

    Rinkesh
    28 Mar 2014 | 11:12 am
    Approaches to HR Evaluation There are several approaches to human resource evaluation. The most prominent of them are: audit approach, analytical approach, qualitative and quantitative approach, balanced scorecard perspective and benchmarking. Audit Approach Human resource management audit is a process of evaluating the effectiveness of the HR function. The HRM audit, as its financial audit counterpart, possesses the following elements: • independence from the subject being audited • technical work in the form of a systematic gathering and analysis of data • an evaluation of the HR…
  • Methods of Settlement of Disputes

    Rinkesh
    26 Mar 2014 | 9:55 am
    Settlement of Disputes Whatever may be the cause of industrial disputes, the consequences are harmful to all stakeholders-management, employees, economy, and the society. For management, disputes result in loss of production, revenue, profit and even sickness of the plant. Employees would be hard hit as the disputes may lead to lockouts and consequent loss of wages and even jobs. Industrial establishments are pillars of the economy and the economy is bound to collapse if industries are tom by industrial strife. The cumulative effect of all these is felt by society. Methods of Settlement of…
  • Causes of Separation of Employee From Organization

    Rinkesh
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:57 am
    Causes of Separation From Organization Separation occurs when an employee leaves the organization. Why do separation occur? Reasons for employee separations may be voluntary or involuntary. In the former, initiation for separation is taken by employee himself or herself. Where the employer initiates to separate and employee, it becomes involuntary separation. In the latter, the employee entertains the feeling of injustice and seeks legal protection to undo it. 1. Voluntary Separations a) Quits b) Retirements 2. Involuntary a) Discharges b) Layoffs c) Retrenchment d) VRS e) Rightsizing…
  • Approaches To Industrial Relations

    Rinkesh
    25 Mar 2014 | 9:29 am
    Approaches To IR The scenario of Industrial Relations(IR) is perceived differently by different people. For some, Industrial Relations is related to class conflict, others perceive it in terms of mutual co-operation and still others understand it in terms of competing interests of various groups. HR managers are expected to understand these varying approaches because they provide the theoretical underpinnings for much of the role of HRM. The three popular approaches to Industrial Relations are Unitary approach, pluralistic approach, and Marxist approach. Unitary Approach Under unitary…
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  • SBI PO Descriptive Section Preparation Series

    24 Apr 2014 | 5:59 am
    As many of you might know that I have starter preparation series for SBI PO Descriptive section. Today I am writing down all my posts related to this section at one place. How toHow to attempt descriptive paperPrevious paperDownload SBI PO 2013 descriptive paperSBI PO 2013 question paper with answer key - downloadSamplesEssayRole of Education in Economic DevelopmentFDI in Retail Sector Delinking Politics from sportsUnemployment in IndiaList of topics for practicePractice set 2Precise... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    23 Apr 2014 | 11:38 pm
    The Supreme Court set up a four-member committee for framing guidelines to prevent misuse of public funds by the government and its authorities in giving advertisements in newspapers and television to get political mileage. The court ruled that substantive guidelines are needed to regulate such advertisements at the cost of public exchequer. The order to constitute this committee was passed while the apex court heard public interest litigation (PIL) by two NGOs. Which two NGOs are these? –... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Today is the last date apply for SBI PO exam. If you haven't applied yet then apply now. Click here to apply.Must readSBI PO study planSBI PO strategiesSBI PO booksSBI PO coaching in LudhianaImportant DatesRegistration of application: 07.04.2014 - 25.04.2014 Fees (Payment) - online: 07.04.2014 -  25.04.2014 Fees (Payment)  - offline: 10.04.2014 - 28.04.2014 In case of any query, post a comment below or discuss in IBPStoday.com I am planning to start DI preparation series this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    23 Apr 2014 | 1:49 am
    1. In an important development the Supreme Court on 22 April 2014 appointed a panel to suggest measures to prevent road accidents and to ensure accountability. Which three persons were nominated as members of this panel? – Justice K.S. Radhakrishnan, S. Sundar and Dr. Nishi Mittal 2. Which state has achieved the highest rate of increase in the number of electors in the country in the past five years as stated in the electoral data released early this year? – Tamil Nadu 3. Which... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SBI PO Essay Sample - Role of Education in Economic Development

    23 Apr 2014 | 1:44 am
    Essay Topic - Role of Education in Economic DevelopmentEducation is the basic need of a society to develop it's mental ability and thinking capacity. Educated people can implement the ideas and technologies better than illiterate people. Society and should be committed to ensure that all children, irrespective of their gender and social category, have access to primary education. An education that enables them to acquire the skills, knowledge, values and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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  • 2014 Best Information Technology Resume Writers

    ddefazio
    30 Mar 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Information technology resume writers can help any information technology professional get their resume into shape and make sure it presents all of their qualifications in the right way. It’s true that information technology jobs and computer jobs pose resume writing challenges to many information technology job seekers. Finding the right balance between presenting your technical skills and your accomplishments can be difficult. Even more importantly, many information technology professionals simply do not like writing or documentation tasks, and preparing their own information…
  • The Perfect Resume Now Puts Most Relevant Details First

    ddefazio
    23 Feb 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Give employers the perfect resume now. Don’t expect them to read through an entire resume, they have far too many to sort through for that. So, for the perfect resume put your qualifications and experience first. Include an experience and skills summary at the top of your resume. Sell yourself and let them know right away why you meet their qualifications and should be on their short list. The following provides tips on writing a resume, the perfect resume – a resume how to, if you will, for a great resume now. Perfect Resume Tip 1: Skills Summary If you’re in a technical field, the…
  • 75% Fail the 10-Second Resume Rule: These Top Resume Tips Get Your Resume Noticed

    ddefazio
    4 Feb 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Ever feel like your resume or job search is a game? No doubt, there are winners and losers in the job search game. The trick is to know the rules, seek advantages, and be prepared. And it all starts with a winning resume – one that passes the 10-second resume rule and the resume tip that gets you there. What is the 10-Second Resume Rule? An initial resume screening on average lasts less than 10 seconds, that’s how the rule got its name. Whether initial resume screening is done using technology or a human reviewer, the screening happens very quickly. And this screening quickly gets rid of…
  • 2014 Best Resume Writers

    ddefazio
    1 Jan 2014 | 5:23 pm
    Great resume writing by proven resume professionals can help any struggling job search and give new energy to a frustrated job seeker. A top work resume writer brings you a fresh perspective and helps find potential problems on your resume of which you may unaware. They work together with you as a team to make adjustments and help you create the perfect job resume. These are the list of 2014 Best Resume Writers. The professionals listed below have all been in business for years and have a successful track record in working with job seekers of all levels. While many resume writing companies…
  • Professional Resume Template: Best Resume Builder versus Professional Resume Writing Service

    ddefazio
    1 Jan 2014 | 9:43 am
    A professional resume template can make a huge difference in your resume. Your resume is the most important document in your career, so should you leave it to an online resume builder? Your resume is a personal advertisement that describes what you can do for a company and compels them to want to speak to you. Can an online resume builder help you write that pitch? Consider these top reasons why you should use a professional resume writing service instead for a more effective resume. 1. Professional Resume Writers Know What Professional Resume Templates and Resume Writing Techniques Are…
 
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  • Tips on Writing a Professional Application Letter – Sales Representative

    dannytalley
    14 Apr 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Resume Writing Should you are asking for a job in revenue, you likely already know something or two about marketing. These sales abilities should be convenient, as you create a program letter. They might be persuaded by you you will be able to to offer their goods to their clients, by revealing the future company you might have abilities in marketing yourself to them. Tip #1 Find out more about the corporation. Browse the “About Us” page of the corporation’s web site to get a sense of how it describes it self, what its assignment is and the goods it sells. Knowing other…
  • How to Write a Cover Letter

    dannytalley
    30 Mar 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The goal of a CV is to enable you to get an interview. It has to demonstrate what you may do, and exactly why you are a great fit for a company. Find out about what info to contain, and what your CV should seem like. Essential things to remember: Companies may take only 15-20 seconds to initially scan your CV, therefore it has to be well-organized and obviously set out. Your CV will be read by them more carefully, in case you make a great first impression. Tailor your CV for every single occupation. What this means is making certain your CV emphasizes the vital abilities, experience and…
  • Get your Resume Right to their Inbox

    dannytalley
    11 Mar 2014 | 8:15 am
    Resume Developing your own personal curriculum vitae is frequently an overwhelming project. Your paper is both really rough from crossed-out words or your chamber is trashed with rumpled sheets of paper. Resume templates makes CV writing much simpler and suitable. An expert resume template provides you a competitive advantage in the present challenging labor market and the link where to download education resume templates is also a good help.. Resume templates are pre-formatted files [ typically created utilizing microsoft term] that include predefined settings like borders, typefaces,…
  • Things to Consider When Applying Online

    dannytalley
    23 Feb 2014 | 7:53 am
    Resume On-Line screening can be called pre-screening or pre-work screening. The aim of on-line screening is usually to confirm that you’re a great fit for that place so you haven’t lied about your history. Companies use on-line screening tools (evaluations, evaluation instruments, questionnaires, and thus forth) to lower and type applicants against standards and competence that happen to be very important for their organizations. You may be requested to respond to yes or no to occupation-associated questions, including, in case you use online through leading occupation websites or…
  • Use Resume Templates to Increase Chances of Getting Hired

    dannytalley
    16 Feb 2014 | 7:44 am
    Resume Templates There are several resume templates to select from when it comes time to constructing a curriculum vitae. The one you select will depend on a number of variables. Some resume templates are aimed at professionals, while others are better for new school grads. Resume templates can cater to various subjects, offering the right arrangement for that sector. Locating the correct template can make all the difference, when you are prepared to place your CV together. In the contrary, many are not aware on where to download education resume templates? Resume templates can create a…
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  • Graduate Experience: Honeywell Graduate Program

    Brendan Baker
    30 Mar 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Today, we bring you an experience from the perspective of a successful graduate who has spent the past twelve months working for one of the world’s largest companies, Honeywell, on their Australian Graduate Program. Yogini graduated from Monash University last year and is now a Graduate Project Engineer as part of the Honeywell Graduate Program. We asked Yogini what her experience has been like and she shares this below. Take it away, Yogini!     Name: Yogini Role/Function: Graduate Project Engineer Degree Completed: B. Engineering/Pharmaceutical Science Hon. University…
  • 6 Tips to Ensure You are Prepared for the Graduate Recruitment Season

    Brendan Baker
    14 Jan 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Now that 2014 has kicked off it’s time to get yourself prepared for what is set to be a big and exciting few months of the year! The graduate recruitment season typically runs from the 1st February through to the 30th April and it is during this time that the majority of the large organisations open the doors to graduates to apply for a position. So, let me ask you, are you fully prepared to ensure you give yourself every chance of landing your perfect graduate role? Here are 6 tips to ensure you are fully prepared for the upcoming graduate recruitment season.   1)     Research the…
  • How to Get a Graduate Job with No Experience

    Brendan Baker
    30 Nov 2013 | 2:10 pm
    How to Land a Graduate Job with No Experience The age-old saying goes “you can’t get a job without experience… and you can’t get experience without a job” And as a fresh graduate out of university this is one of the toughest barriers to face when trying to launch a career. There is hope however, as there are some quick and simple things that a Graduate can do to help them successfully land their first job and set themselves up for a solid career. Below are 5 tips for graduates to help them land their first job when they have no experience.   1)     Volunteer or do an…
  • Why You Need Job Specific Training to Succeed as a Graduate [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Brendan Baker
    17 Nov 2013 | 3:02 pm
    You have all the academic qualifications you need. You have your bachelor’s degree, you’ve even done honours, and you have High Distinction grades written all over them. Yet, you’re still struggling to get noticed when you are applying for the roles you want. Why is this happening? More and more, employers are looking for specific skills that demonstrate you are capable for the job at hand. When it comes to graduate programs, employers often look for leadership ability. However, there are also roles out there that require graduates with the right technical skills. Below is an…
  • 32 Employment Statistics Every Graduate Needs to Know

    Brendan Baker
    3 Nov 2013 | 8:16 pm
    Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Australian Association of Graduate Employers annual conference. It was a 3-day event that took place at the Hilton in Sydney. With over 300 delegates, including over 180 employers, it was a fantastic opportunity to get more of an understanding of what employers are looking for in graduates and what the industry trends are. In this post, I’m going to provide you some key statistics and insights that every graduate needs to know.     Salary Average Graduate Salary: $58,000 Average Graduate Salary (Mining – highest): $83,000…
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    Career Enter

  • Math Teacher Resume Sample

    Dipra Sen
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:57 am
    As an important subject in the modern world math is very much remarkable. If you go for higher studies, you will have to study it. For the study of computer, engineering economics, business administration and commerce every where you need to study it. A math teacher should have strong engineering and computer science background He should have outstanding with analytical and proven problem solving power and having communication skills.In case of public school math teacher’ minimum degree is completing a bachelor’s degree and be licensed by their respective state. Private school math…
  • Security Officer Resume Sample

    Dipra Sen
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:59 pm
    In the world today, whether it is a business or service, security and safety is the most worrying factor. A security officer is employed to oversee and supervise the situation of the organization about its security and safety management. A security officer is the head of various security related matters. His aim is to give proper training to the security system. For that reasons he must be a good leader and needs to be very much authoritative. He conducts meeting in various times. He can be employed privately. He is paid for protecting property, assets or people. They are often seen…
  • Preschool Teacher Resume Sample

    Dipra Sen
    23 Apr 2014 | 10:37 am
    A preschool is a school for children who are too young for going to get entry in kindergarten. Typically the age starts from 2or 3 and it may be around 3 to 5. The teachers who are associated with this service teach your child to socialize with peers, words, math concepts, science. Especially teachers work for working parents for their child’s care. In the context, the name of Montessori school is also remarkable.Preschool teachers with professional training and backgrounds in special education are the highest earners in the field. According to 2008 reports by the U.S Bureau of Labor…
  • Network Engineer Resume Sample

    Dipra Sen
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:09 am
    In this field of service, one has to involve with the activity of design and maintenance of both the hard ware and software necessary for a computer network, it may be both Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN). A network engineer is a special kind of computer engineer and has some specific duties or responsibilities to carryout. He installs all new hardware, systems, and soft wares for networks. He needs to manage to back up all systems and restore protocol. He manages users’ accounts, permissions, e-mails, antivirus, anti-spam etc. Overall he oversees the network security.
  • Executive Director Resume Sample

    Dipra Sen
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:19 am
    Executive director is a person who plays a key role in the company. In an organization this title is typically reserved for the heads of non-profit sections. Some how the post of an executive director is similar to chief executive officer. He is responsible for day to day management of the organization. Working with board of directors and operating within a budget. Some times the post may be of volunteer basis. In the company, he is a full time employee, has full time decision making role as director of finance, marketing, operations on and on going basis than the commercial enterprises. An…
 
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    Career Addict

  • How to Run a Successful Craft Business: Five Top Tips

    24 Apr 2014 | 3:00 pm
    The pursuit of arts and crafts is very rewarding, especially if you have a knack for it. To be good at crafts, you must be creative, have a keen eye...
  • How to Become a Bookmaker

    24 Apr 2014 | 2:00 pm
    The job of a bookmaker is to coordinate and manage the gambling activities of patrons. Most commonly working from a central betting office or sporting...
  • How to Handle Follow Ups After an Interview

    24 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    So, you've been to that interview, you feel you did great, and you spoke your piece to the interviewer. You've arrived home, deposited your...
  • How to Make Extra Money Online

    24 Apr 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Making extra money online can be a simple process if you know where to look for the right legitimate opportunities. So many people who could be making...
  • How to Become an Art Gallery Curator

    24 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    The role of the Art Gallery Curator bridges the gap between the bestowing of information onto the public that the gallery provides for, and the...
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    Crime Scene Careers

  • Crime Scene School Search

    crimescene
    19 Apr 2014 | 7:24 pm
  • Crime Scene Online Programs

    crimescene
    8 Mar 2014 | 8:27 pm
    Crime Scene Online Programs
  • Vice President Promotes $35M Proposal to Test Rape Kits

    crimescene
    7 Mar 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Vice President Joe Biden recently promoted President Barack Obama’s request for $35 million to help test more rape kits, saying it will help fight crime. The money is included in the $3.9 trillion spending plan for the 2015 budget year that Obama unveiled this week. It would be used to provide grants of unspecified amounts […]
  • Lifting Prints from Wet Surfaces

    crimescene
    7 Mar 2014 | 9:24 pm
    While fingerprint evidence is not as fragile as some people think, you do have to handle it appropriately. If it’s raining, don’t be too quick to move a vehicle before lifting prints. Process at the scene. If you tow the vehicle in the rain, the grit and grime from the wrecker will act like sandpaper, […]
  • Take Your Time at the Crime Scene

    crimescene
    7 Mar 2014 | 9:22 pm
    Crime scene investigators should resist the urge to rush the process because someone is asking them how long they will be. Crime scene processing requires a methodical approach each and every time and deviating from this can have negative consequences. If the process and results are to be credible in court, established procedures and a […]
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  • Need More Power? Simple Travel Tips [VIDEO]

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    16 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Yes, I travel a lot! I’m grateful for those opportunities that keep me visiting all of you out there and helping you change your lives at work. Through all that traveling, I often come across simple little ideas and tools that are really helpful when your work (or life) takes you on the road. So here’s a short video I created for you while on the road recently, showing you one of my current favorite travel tips. If you like it, please use the social buttons to share it with your fellow road warriors. Have other ideas? Add them in the Comments section below. Thanks! The post Need…
  • Overwhelmed? Let the Calendar Work for You [VIDEO TIP]

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:50 am
    It happens to all of us. Too much going on, all at once.  Me, too. After one such week for me, I created this short video sharing a tip I use when it all seems like too much. The post Overwhelmed? Let the Calendar Work for You [VIDEO TIP] appeared first on .
  • 19 Ways to Be Happy at Work (Psst: They All Take Five Minutes or Less)

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    20 Mar 2014 | 9:52 am
    Whether you’re celebrating the International Day of Happiness, the start of spring, or just can’t get that darned Pharrell Williams song out of your head, we all want to be happy at work. If you’ve mastered this—at least on most days—congrats. But many of us think it’ll take lots of hard work and change to be happy at work. What if I told you you could be happy (or at least happier) in five minutes? Or less? Let’s give it a try. Set your timer and get ready to take one of these simple actions today. 19 Ways to Be Happy at Work (In Five Minutes or…
  • 21 Secret Thoughts That Keep You Feeling Stuck in Your Career

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    6 Mar 2014 | 8:25 am
    Feeling stuck in your career? You’re not alone. Here are the twenty-one secret beliefs, thoughts, and ideas I hear people rely on all the time. There are no jobs out there, so I should be grateful for what I have. There are no jobs out there in my profession. There are no jobs out there at my level. There are no jobs for someone my age. There are no jobs out there in my part of the country/state/city/neighborhood. I don’t know what’s next for me.   I don’t have time to think about what’s next for me. I don’t have time to look for what’s next for me.
  • How to Find a New Job in a Surprising Place: Your Company

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    20 Feb 2014 | 10:53 am
    David was unhappy in his job. Stuck. Frustrated. Borderline angry. A smart, successful marketing pro with a growing young family, he told me about the  battle in his brain every morning. The conversation as he dressed each day went something like this (note: expletives deleted): Okay, here we go again. Suck it up, dude. It’s just work, after all. You’re smart enough to suffer the fools and the annoyances. But what a freakin’ waste, right? I KNOW I’m better than this — it’s my f#%&xg LIFE we’re talking about here. But I guess it could suck worse.
 
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  • The Ultimate Example Of Servant Leadership

    admin
    23 Apr 2014 | 11:56 am
    This article or tribute is a “little” overdue but you’ve heard the old saying, “Better late than never.” I’ve felt both compelled and convicted to write this article because I feel Easter is the most important holiday of the year for Christians and everyone else in the world. Christmas is the most celebrated and advertised but Easter is the reason for the “good news” or the gospel for Believers world-wide. Jesus died on the cross on Friday, was buried and rose on the third day or Sunday. This is significant for Christians because Jesus made the…
  • 5 Barriers To Success In Business…Read What They Are

    admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:31 am
    Who in their right mind doesn’t want to succeed? Who doesn’t want their dream job? Or more money than they know what to do with? Or the accolades and the fame that comes with success? The answer. Most people. But how many people are willing to sacrifice the time, money, preparation and effort that it takes to be successful? Very few. How many of us have had dreams of becoming a professional athlete, a movie star, a millionaire business person, a lawyer or doctor? And then we find out how much time and effort it takes to become successful in a chosen field and we change our minds…
  • 5 Reasons Why Good Employees Fail

    admin
    17 Apr 2014 | 11:53 am
    If you’ve visited my blog and read anything I’ve written, I’m sure you have figured out by now that I’m a bit of a sports fanatic. I find some way to use sports analogies in many of my leadership and business articles. I believe sports and business go hand-in-hand. They’re both games, right? As I was watching the NFL draft, I started to wonder. How many of these players are going to work out? And why do so many of these players don’t live up to their perceived potential? It seem that these athletes did all the right things. They put in many hours of wight…
  • 5 Ways To Make Change Smoother At Your Company or Business

    admin
    16 Apr 2014 | 4:41 am
    As the old adage goes, the only constant in this world is change. And in this digital economy, that is doubly trouble. Nothing it seems is relevant or “in” more than two years at the most. Seems like new products hit the market almost daily. Computers are obsolete in three years tops. And just when I could finally afford an Apple IPhone 4S cell phone, the IPhone 6 hit the market. Now the Samsung Galaxy 5 is out – larger screen, higher pixel screen, more memory and the same apps as the Apple IPhone. New companies are constantly forming. Existing companies are merging. Old…
  • What Happens When A Successful Company Refuses To Change

    admin
    11 Apr 2014 | 9:57 am
    Football is my favorite sport to watch but baseball has always been and still is my favorite sport to play. And other than the playoffs or the world series, I find baseball boring to watch. I’m usually sleep or I have changed the channel by the second or third inning when I watch it only television. And it’s not too much more fun to watch at the stadium. Thank God there are restaurants and bars where you can go eating or drinking. Or friends to talk or laugh with. The only exception, in my opinion, where watching baseball is exciting is at Wrigley Stadium in Chicago, the home…
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  • Basic Job Negotiation Strategies

    Coach Wolfgang
    17 Apr 2014 | 10:33 am
    Recently I had the honor of presenting at SWIGGIS Austin, on job negotiation strategies to a group of smart and accomplished women.  I love teaching new concepts and tools to individuals, but I learn just as much if not more from the individuals who attend the presentation.  The wealth of information we all have is amazing and I’m glad I could facilitate a forum to share it. A big takeaway from last night’s presentation: Our ‘inner critic’ is powerful when it comes to negotiation.  Our inner critic might tell us or ask us the following: “we aren’t good at negotiating”,…
  • Your Checklist to Prepare for an Interview

    Coach Wolfgang
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:13 am
    Here it is – the list you review the day of your interview, from getting ready to waiting for the interview to start. This list will help you to be confident and nail your next interview. Your Presentation Clean and pressed clothes/suit Polished shoes Looking good in mirror Hair orderly Fresh breath No strong scents Your Preparation Directions Company research Research interviewers Stories prepared to demonstrate experience Practiced answers to expected questions including difficult/challenge questions Prepared questions to ask Samples of your work Mock interview Walking out the Door…
  • Do You Need a Career Coach? Everyone Does!

    Coach Wolfgang
    8 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    Many individuals are aware that a career coach can help them when they are in the midst of a job search. Resume writing, interview preparation, and job search strategy often the reasons individuals think about hiring a career coach. Other individuals think about hiring a career coach when they know they need a different career direction. Their current job/position/company is causing enough unhappiness that they know they need something different, but they aren’t sure what that that path is. Those are great cases for hiring a career coach but did you know that career coaches provide just as…
  • Record Your Mock Interview & Dramatically Improve

    Coach Wolfgang
    11 Mar 2014 | 4:38 pm
    Do you want to improve your interviewing skills? My advice would be to conduct mock interviews. Want to dramatically improve your interviewing skills? Most of the biggest transformations in interviewing skills have come from clients who studied videos of themselves conducting mock interviews. The truth speaks for itself. Fortunately, it’s also backed up by strong reason: Interview feedback is typically shared verbally. Auditory learning is not as powerful as auditory and visual learning combined. When someone gives you interview feedback they only get one look to base their comments on.
  • 4 Steps to Finding Career Motivation

    Coach Wolfgang
    8 Mar 2014 | 1:00 am
    What motivates you to do your job? Many companies have are external practices in place to help provide motivation to employees, however, those practices do not always translate to internal feelings of motivation or engagement. Ask yourself these questions: Career Motivation How do you know if you are motivated? What are the internal feelings you experience when you were truly motivated? Think back to those times when you were motivated. What made you feel truly engaged and motivated in your work? Does your direct manager know what motivates you? Is it time to begin or revisit those…
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    Careertopia

  • Warning: Don’t Let Social Media Discrimination Hurt Your Job Hunt

    Guest Post
    24 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    When landing a job interview takes so much effort, you want to make the most of it. And while your social media activities might not prevent you from getting an interview, they could make your interview more challenging. What can you do to ensure an easy, low-risk interview? Well, you’d post nothing. Ever. But that’s not very realistic in our current world of Facebook, Twitter & Instagram – especially when these same tools can be used to enhance your online resume & advertise your talents. So here are a few tips on navigating the interview process as a social media…
  • This Infographic Will Show You How to Beat the Stress & Boost Your Happiness

    Bryce Christiansen
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:00 am
    Seven out of ten adults say they experience stress or anxiety every day. And that makes sense.  Work  stressful. You’ve got goals to hit, quotas to smash, bosses to schmooze, employees to coach, clients to win over, kids to take to Saturday soccer practice, a spouse to keep happy, pets to walk, and mortgages to pay. And on top of that, everything you want to do to relax is a big no no.  Don’t drink, don’t watch tv, don’t play games, don’t sleep, don’t leave the office at 5pm, don’t eat out, blah, blah, blah. So what can you do to beat the stress…
  • Welcome to the Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career

    Michelle Agner
    21 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    Lauren Berger’s new book, Welcome To The Real World: Finding Your Place, Perfecting Your Work, and Turning Your Job Into Your Dream Career is absolutely perfect. For your young, clueless co-worker who just doesn’t seem to ‘get’ it. Do you work with someone just starting their career who can’t figure out why merely meeting minimum expectations doesn’t get rewarded? They need this book. Do you see young co-workers relying on habits and strategies that worked well in college, but don’t see how ineffective those same methods are in the workplace? Or maybe…
  • What Are Potential Employers Learning About You? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Michelle Agner
    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 am
    You nailed the interview and have been told an offer will be extended….as soon as your background check is complete. But you don’t panic – there’s not anything in your history that could prevent that offer from being made. Is there? What kind of records are shared in a background check? How far back can they go? And if you do have something appear, how do you go about removing it? Take a look at the infographic below from LawQA for some of these answers. The post What Are Potential Employers Learning About You? [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Careertopia.
  • 3 Ways to Transform Your Job Hunt With Help From a Graphic Designer

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    14 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    Today’s post comes from Jerry Hunter of Job Hunting University, This is a very interesting time to be job hunting because we’re faced with constantly changing technologies & tools. It seems that every few months, a new and better job hunting strategy arises because of some development in social media, mobile technology or the internet in general. And as a job hunt guru, I make it my business to stay abreast of the changing trends and emerging strategies. Back in 2008, I remember desperately pleading with job seekers to create a LinkedIn profile. And now, six years later, I…
 
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  • How to Follow Up After a Job Interview

    Biron
    23 Apr 2014 | 8:03 am
    Following up is an important part of the process after a face to face job interview. Just like asking good questions during the interview, following up after the interview shows that you’re interested in the position and eager to continue the process. Hiring managers or other members of the interview panel will often wait to see how a job candidate follows up or responds after the interview if they’re on the fence about whether to hire that person. If somebody seems competent in the interview but their motivation comes into question, the hiring team usually waits to see how and…
  • Making More Money: Profit Centers vs Cost Centers

    Biron
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Money is one of the top considerations when making career decisions throughout your life. But are some areas of a company likely to pay far more than others? The answer is yes, and the areas we want to look for are called Profit Centers. Determining the difference between Cost Centers and Profit Centers, and then aligning your career into the more lucrative area is an easy way to optimize your earnings and make much more money throughout your lifetime. What are Profit Centers and Cost Centers? Any business has areas that generate revenue/profit. Most businesses have one primary area, but some…
  • What to Say When Asked for Salary Requirements

    Biron
    12 Mar 2014 | 4:01 am
    Knowing how to respond when asked about salary requirements for a new job is difficult. The average job candidate often isn’t prepared or knowledgeable about the best response, and the wrong answer can cost you the job or reduce the amount of money you’re offered. These tips should help you know what to say when asked for salary requirements…     How should you respond when asked for salary requirements? On a job application: When you’re asking for salary requirements on a written application, usually before the interview, it’s best to just write…
  • 10 Questions to Ask on Any Interview

    Biron
    4 Mar 2014 | 4:30 pm
    It’s important to ask questions on every interview you go on. Doing this shows that you’re interested in the position, and that you’re smart enough to prepare properly for the job interview. If you don’t ask questions, you’ll seem unprepared, lazy, or disinterested in the position. None of those scenarios will get you the job. Thinking of questions for each interview can be difficult, which is where this list comes in. You probably shouldn’t ask 10 questions on every interview, but asking a few is necessary. Choose two or three of these questions any time…
  • Entry Level Job Interview: The Best and Worst Things to Say

    Biron
    27 Feb 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Getting entry level interviews at good companies can be tough, and if you don’t know how to approach the actual interview you’ll risk blending in with all of the other entry level candidates that you’re competing against.  What’s the most important thing to emphasize in the interview? What commonly used approach will actually reduce your chances of getting the job? The best thing to say in an entry level job interview: Hiring managers want to see transferable skills that will allow you to hit the ground running and immediately contribute to their group or…
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  • 6 Things you Should Do Few Hours to Your Interview

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    21 Apr 2014 | 9:33 am
    Today I want to bring some useful tips on interview. Few hours to your interview can be very tricky. What you do at this time could make or mar your interview. Here are six things you should do few hours to your interview.Put away your notes. rehearsing to the last minute could backfire. Make sure you conclude preparation hours before.Eat a good meal. Don’t got to any interview in empty stomach and don’t go either with over filled stomach. Ensure you take adequate meal that supply you needed energy and keep you sound and sharp. Avoid meals that could make you dull and upset your stomach.
  • 7 Reasons Your Boss Doesn’t Recognize Your Efforts at Work

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    14 Apr 2014 | 9:13 am
    We all like to get recognized for a job well done—recognition, and sometimes reward, helps us stay motivated and also instills within us a sense of pride and accomplishment. On the other hand, when we put in a lot of effort or complete a job or project and receive little or no recognition for it, the results can be decidedly negative. Sometimes, fault lies with management, who is either too busy or too unconcerned to notice your efforts and hard work. But other times, the fault may actually lie with you—there are several reasons why you may not be receiving the recognition you deserve. Do…
  • How to Hire the Most Innovative Job Candidates

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    7 Apr 2014 | 9:12 am
    Innovation is one of the key ingredients to a successful company; it’s relevant in every area from marketing to product development. An innovative mindset helps companies adapt to changes in the market, as well as meet the unmet needs of customers that are not currently served by competitors. But innovation also plays a role in the hiring process. How can you make sure that your firm is screening candidates to find the most innovative people for any given position? Here are five ideas.1. Use a non-traditional hiring process: Innovation today (in almost every industry) requires a willingness…
  • 5 Things You Should Remove From Your CV Right Now

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    31 Mar 2014 | 9:11 am
    It only takes and employer or a recruiter about 30 seconds to scan through your CV/resume before deciding whether it is worth keeping aside or taking a longer and closer look at. It has been established that in addition to the design and layout (degree to which your CV is arranged and pleasing to the eye) the most important thing that attracts the glancing employer to take a closer look at your CV is the content. During that 30 seconds you don’t want the employer seeing things that will mostly kill off your chances of getting a deeper look-in and possible consideration. You don’t want…
  • How You Can Find a Job Through Your Church

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    24 Mar 2014 | 9:07 am
    Job searching has gone beyond just applying to vacancies displayed on newspapers, online job boards or local recruitment agencies. These days with increasing competition for very few available jobs, you need to apply out-of-the-box strategies to quickly land a good job without hassle. Today am exposing a very common but often overlooked recruitment ground that has helped many get very juicy jobs; Church. Most people just go to church to worship. They come quietly and go quietly without taking time to socialize with their fellow worshippers. One of my friends who just graduated early last year…
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  • Don’t get Overlooked Again: 4 Steps to Ensure Promotion

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    15 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    By Julia Richardson – Getting looked over for a promotion can be devastating blow, especially if you put in the hard work and time. Sure, promotions aren’t guaranteed and the good guy doesn’t always win, but we’re taught to believe that if you work hard you’ll be rewarded. So, when we work hard and receive nothing in return, it is easy to imagine why we might feel undervalued and overlooked. Not getting that promotion may leave you wanting to quit. After all, what can you do? You obviously can’t give yourself a promotion, but that doesn’t mean you are powerless. With…
  • Avoiding Unemployment Scams

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    8 Apr 2014 | 3:00 am
    By Julia Richardson - Unemployment can be a scary place. If you’ve been out of work for more than a few weeks or months, you may begin to feel hopeless. Suddenly, you find yourself looking for something, anything to do. You’re desperate. The job opportunities the former you may have shunned or dismissed as a scam begin to look appealing. Knowledge is power. You may think that you couldn’t possibly, ever, under any circumstances fall for an employment scam, but the reality is that these scams have been around for a long time and continue to thrive for a reason. Let’s take a…
  • Should I be friends with my boss?

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    31 Mar 2014 | 11:00 pm
    By Julia Richardson – You want to be on good terms with your boss, but is it ever appropriate to be friends with your boss? The short answer is yes, of course. The devil, as they say, is in the details and depends on the nature of the friendship. With those details in mind, here are a few dos and don’ts to keep in mind if you find yourself becoming friends with your boss. Don’t Mix Business with Pleasure A friendship with your boss is one thing, but there is a fine line that cannot be crossed. A romantic relationship is completely off-limits and something that should not be done. A…
  • Three Creative Ways to Tell Your Boss No

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    18 Mar 2014 | 10:13 am
    By Julia Richardson - We’ve all been there – overworked and overloaded. The overwhelming feeling that happens to us when task upon task is piled on. Maybe you think of yourself as superhuman, or maybe you’re too passive to say “no,” but either way, something has to give. Saying “no” is one thing, but saying “no” to your boss is another thing entirely. It’s a scary prospect, but sometimes it’s unavoidable. In fact, sometimes it’s better to upfront and honest about your capabilities and time constraints, rather than disappoint. Here are…
  • Should I Quit My Job In This Economy

    Josh Brown
    10 Mar 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Contrary to popular belief, even in times of a bad economy, not only is it possible to quit your job, but if you’re working a dead end job, then it may even be advisable to quit. Of course, that doesn’t mean that you should just pick up and leave… not without first making sure that you’re quitting your job for a good reason and then, if you are, coming up with a clear, comprehensive strategy before you hand in your letter of resignation. To really determine the answer to the question of “Should I quit my job in this economy” will require you to determine…
 
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  • What’s in a College Degree?

    Mark Gould
    22 Apr 2014 | 5:39 am
    What’s in a College Degree? We have received literally thousands of job descriptions from our clients, and thousands more resumes from job seekers.Approximately 30% of the placements we make are candidates that do not have a college degree.But, these candidates have stayed gainfully employed and our placements of them were successful.So, what is it that…
  • Employment Gaps | Confronting Them

    Mark Gould
    14 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
    Employment gaps in your resume. Or Are you a hiring manager reviewing a resume with a gap in employment. Job Seeker with Employment Gap Our advice to you is to deal with it upfront and in a positive way.  Don’t hide it, and don’t apologize for it.  Most important, be truthful and do not lie.…
  • Putting a Stop To Employee Turnover

    Mark Gould
    7 Apr 2014 | 1:21 pm
    There is a war for talent – this we know. However, despite the increasing demand for talented IT professionals, many employers are concerned more with obtaining the best talent instead of preventing employee turnover. In today’s IT and Engineering landscape, particularly in hot beds such as Silicon Valley and Massachusetts, there is a scarcity of…
  • Staffing Firms | 10 Top Reasons Job Seekers Should Use Them

    Mark Gould
    10 Mar 2014 | 5:30 am
    A staffing firm and its recruiters can play a vital role in a job seeker’s job search. Any job seeker that is genuinely looking for a job is not doing him/herself justice by not aligning with at least one or two staffing firms.  However, it is critical that a job seeker be an educated consumer…
  • Job Description | Understanding and Navigating Them

    Mark Gould
    3 Mar 2014 | 7:10 am
    Job description navigation. Navigating Through a Job Description. Most job seekers unintentionally overlook some unnoticeable but important information in a job description before applying for that job.  It’s crucial to understand precisely the particulars of the position.   Navigating through and picking the specifics of a job description will assist you to tailor your resume to…
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  • The Pursuit of Significance in Mentoring

    Chip Bell
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:22 pm
    “No one can teach anyone anything of significance,” wrote the famed psychologist Carl Rogers in his classic book, On Becoming a Person.  This philosophy is the foundation of effective mentoring. I learned a lot of insignificant things in grade school.  Even today, I can name the capital of every state; I can tell you that the ... Read More » The post The Pursuit of Significance in Mentoring appeared first on Careers in Government.
  • Recruiters and Older Job Seekers

    Mark Babbitt
    13 Apr 2014 | 4:05 pm
    We all know being an older Job Seeker is just a state of mind.  Most of us are ready to contribute right now, regardless of our birth generation. However, it seems there is continuing bias against workforce veterans… and that relevancy as a candidate is perhaps determined in large part by their age. So, how can ... Read More » The post Recruiters and Older Job Seekers appeared first on Careers in Government.
  • Public Policy: The Good & Bad

    Stan Skipworth
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:52 pm
    Local, regional and even national public policy brings both opportunity to grow and evolve, and on occasion, a related opportunity to step back to a previous position or place if a policy doesn’t work.  Two excellent illustrations of ‘the choice after the choice’ I have learned from come from two very diverse settings. Consider that in 1984, ... Read More » The post Public Policy: The Good & Bad appeared first on Careers in Government.
  • Challenging What One Knows in Local Government

    Marnie Green
    13 Apr 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Every organization has a set of beliefs, or norms, that guide day-to-day interactions and processes. Organizational beliefs help to frame our decision-making and allow us to be consistent and efficient.  In local government, there are a lot of them. Sometimes, however, our beliefs become so ingrained that we use them as an excuse for not moving ... Read More » The post Challenging What One Knows in Local Government appeared first on Careers in Government.
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  • UPPSC Combined State/ Upper Subordinate Services Exam Recruitment 2014

    Eswararao Mettu
    24 Apr 2014 | 5:54 am
    UPPSC Combined State/ Upper Subordinate Services Exam Recruitment 2014Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) has released notification for Combined State/ Upper Subordinate Service Examination 2014. All eligible applicants of Indian Nationals are apply through online mode for 300 posts of Assistants Accounts Officer and other posts. Interested candidates are apply through uppsc.up.nic.in website before 26th May 2014. More detailed information of selection procedure, application process, age relaxation etc given below.Read more »
  • DMRC Recruitment 2014 Engineer & General Manager Posts delhimetrorail.com Apply Online

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    24 Apr 2014 | 5:19 am
    DMRC Recruitment 2014 Engineer & General Manager Posts delhimetrorail.com Apply OnlineDelhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) invites online applications from Indian Nationals to the recruits of Retired/ Experienced Engineers in Civil, Electrical, Signal & Telecom and Traffic Departments on Re-Employment/ Contract Basis. Eligible candidates are apply before 16th May 2014. For more details of Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Notification 2014 given below.Read more »
  • RCF Limited Recruitment 2014 Officers Vacancies Apply online www.rcfltd.com

    Eswararao Mettu
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:51 pm
    RCF Limited Recruitment 2014 Officers Vacancies Apply online www.rcfltd.comRashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited, Mumbai invites applications from eligible candidates for the recruitment of Officer (Finance) posts. Candidates are apply online mode at official portal www.rcfltd.com before 08th May 2014. More details of RCF notification 2014 given below.Read more »
  • NCSCM Notification 2014 Technical, Engineer & Scientist Vacancy Apply Online

    Eswararao Mettu
    23 Apr 2014 | 9:47 pm
    National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM), Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India invites applications from Indian Nationals for filling of Technical, Engineer & Scientist vacancies, related to management of the coastal and marine areas. Candidates who have interested for above posts, then apply before 30th April 2014. More details of the recruitment given below.Read more »
  • AAI Sr.Assistant jobs Recruitment 2014 Application form

    Eswararao Mettu
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:30 pm
    Airports Authority of India (AAI) Recruitment 2014 Senior Assistant postsAirports Authority of India invites applications from Indian Nationals for the recruitment of Senior Assistant (Electronics) posts. Eligible applicants are apply before 30th April 2014. More details given below.Read more »
 
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  • Naval Ship Yard Recruitment 2014 Apprentices Jobs in Karnataka(Karwar)

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    24 Apr 2014 | 1:19 pm
    The Naval Ship Repair Yard, Karwar  Recruitment 2014 apply  Apprentices Jobs on www.indiannavy.nic.in. The Naval Ship Repair Yard, Karwar is welcome all Indian Citizens for the post of Apprentices, NSRY Apprenticeship training under Apprentices Act – 1961 read with Apprenticeship Rules 1992. Totally 47 vacancies is available in 10 different designated ITI Trades. All applicants need to qualify SSC with 50% of marks and ITI in relevant trade with 65 % marks according to the The Naval Ship Repair Yard, Karwar  Recruitment 2014 for applying Apprentices posts in NSRY,…
  • Kerala High Court Recruitment 2014 Principal Counsellor Posts

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    24 Apr 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Kerala High Court Recruitment 2014 Principal Counsellor Posts.High Court of Kerala has raised complete notification for the recruitment of 12 Various Principal Counsellor Posts under the State of Kerala which will be done through it’s Organization Website of Kerala High Court www.highcourtofkerala.nic.in.  Kerala High Court Recruitment 2014 Notification Online Apply for 12 Various Principal Counsellor Posts on www.highcourtofkerala.nic.in.  All required candidates Should be possess the Master’s Degree & Post Graduate Degree from any discipline recognized University/…
  • MSBTE Admit Card 2014 Download on www.msbte.com

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    24 Apr 2014 | 11:50 am
    MSBTE Admit Card 2014 Download on www.msbte.com.Maharashtra State Board of Technical Education (MSBTE) will be planning to Organize the MSBTE Entrance Test 2014 for the applied appeared candidates in the Session of Summer i.e on month of April/ May, 2014.  Actually this MSBTE Entrance Exam 2014 will be conducted twice in a year i.e 1st Session will be conducted in Summer Semester & for 2nd Session will be done on Winter Semester through it’s Official Website www.msbte.com.  This MSBTE Entrance Test 2014 will be conducted in the month of April/ May, 2014 in various…
  • Delhi Metro Rail Recruitment 2014 Notification Apply Online

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    24 Apr 2014 | 11:42 am
    Delhi Metro Rail Recruitment 2014 Notification .Delhi Metro Rail Corporation Limited (DMRC Ltd.) has issued completed notification to recruit the all Vacant Positions of Dy. General Manager, Section Engineer & Assistant Manager in the place of Delhi which will be made available on it’s Organization Website of DMRC www.delhimetrorail.com.  DMRC Ltd Recruitment 2014 Notification Application Form for 48 Various Dy. General Manager, Section Engineer & Other Posts on www.delhimetrorail.com.  Eligible applicants wants to apply for the above notified posts must be obtained the…
  • South Western Railway Recruitment 2014 Apprentice Posts

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    24 Apr 2014 | 3:30 am
    South Western Railway Recruitment 2014 Apprentice Jobs on www.swr.indianrailways.gov.in.South Western Railway Recruitment 2014 Notification has been released to fill 333 vacancies of Act Apprentice Jobs in the categories of Fitter, Machinist, Welder etc.Candidates in the age group of 15 to 24 years as on 11th April 2014 passed in  Matriculation & ITI examination in Act with NCVT/SCVT Certificate are eligible to apply for different categories of Apprentice Jobs in SWR based on their educational qualifications.Interested and eligible candidates are advised to submit the duly filled in…
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  • 12 Proactive Things to Do if you Don’t Hear Back From Your Interview

    Gerald
    21 Apr 2014 | 7:10 am
        After some meticulous work, you finally landed that job interview you’ve long desired and you think you nailed it.   Maybe you could have done better, and you begin to ask yourself retroactively, “what did I do wrong?”   Regardless of what you tell yourself, you’re still waiting for a phone call, email or maybe even an eagle with a note in its beak – you’ll take anything at this point. You wait and wait and wait and yet there isn’t a response. Here come the questions again…   Did I highlight my weaknesses?  …
  • 10 Fresh Tips on How to Talk About Weaknesses on an Interview

    Gerald
    17 Apr 2014 | 7:51 am
      It is the all-time dreaded interview question, “What are your biggest weaknesses?” This isn’t something you want to boast about during your interview. You want to talk about everything that is good about you, and avoid any of the yucky stuff. It’s like dating for the first few months. You want to show your best self, and hide anything you might see as ugly…like weaknesses. SEE ALSO: 6 Differences Positive Energy Makes in the Workplace (You’ll Never Guess #6)   However, you have to learn how to talk about weaknesses for your job interviews, and you…
  • 6 Differences Positive Energy Makes in the Workplace (You’ll Never Guess #6)

    Gerald
    15 Apr 2014 | 10:02 am
      Overlooking how much of an impact positive energy can bring to your life is a HUGE mistake. Whether it be in the workplace, at home with family or out with friends, a captivating positive energy can make all the difference in someones life. The last ten years have been tough times in the workplace. With all the uncertainty in the economy the need for positive energy in the work environment has been very clear. It is far too easy to slip into negativism, criticism and depression when we see our friends and coworkers being laid off or downsized. Are there any differences positive energy…
  • How to Successfully Handle Savage Co-Workers

    Gerald
    10 Apr 2014 | 8:39 am
          It’s Friday afternoon, 6pm is approaching fast and it’s almost time to go home, and then it starts… Your coworker in the cubicle at the end of the row starts berating the secretary. She is tearing into her with mean and demeaning statements that only show how crazy the coworker is. You listen quietly, wishing the day was over and wondering how to successfully handle savage co-workers.   SEE ALSO: Cultivating a Relationship with a Career Mentor As you sit listening to this tirade, afraid to move lest she turn on you it becomes clear to you just how much…
  • Stop! You’re Using LinkedIn Wrong Without This Step

    Gerald
    9 Apr 2014 | 6:00 am
        Do you think you have mastered the use of LinkedIn for career advancement and job hunting? Have you been applying for jobs but have not had good results as there have been no interviews coming from it? What could be wrong and how can you fix it?  The Problem You can’t fix it if you do not know what is wrong. As a hiring manager, I like the LinkedIn profiles and career resumes and I check them for every job. However if there are major spelling or grammatical mistakes, then I am not interested.   SEE ALSO: Top 100 Interview Questions and the Best Ways to Approach Them…
 
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  • The Official CNA Exam Standard NNAAP

    Tiffany Michaels
    4 Apr 2014 | 6:06 am
    Is there such a thing as an Official CNA Exam? Find out what the NNAAP exam standard is and how this could help you when preparing for your CNA exams. Find out why we chose to make our CNA practice test a NNAAP type version.
  • Requirements to Become a CNA

    Tiffany Michaels
    16 Mar 2014 | 2:49 am
    Find out exactly what you need to do to become CNA by reading our list of the CNA requirements. Discover the difference between NNAAP and regular states here.
  • CNA Test: Dental Care for CNAs

    Tiffany Michaels
    11 Mar 2014 | 5:51 am
    Learn all about the steps involved in oral care for those patients that have teeth. This step is very important in your practical skills test because most people take it for granted but if you violate the sanitation rules, you will fail the test. It is therefore very important you understand the steps so that you don't do something wrong and fail.
  • CNA Test: Measuring Blood Pressure

    Tiffany Michaels
    11 Mar 2014 | 4:50 am
    Our next practical factor skills set will be the process of measuring blood pressure. Although many of us are familiar of this step and have probably performed this step multiple …
  • CNA Test: Measuring Respiration Rate

    Tiffany Michaels
    7 Mar 2014 | 11:14 pm
    Prepare for your CNA practical exam portion by reviewing the necessary steps in order to count the respiration rate of your patient. Don't be fouled by the simplicity of this step for there are many little steps that people usually rush through and get docked points. So read our procedure and then check out the video showing you exactly how you should perform this step in your practical test.
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  • Qualities that a Job Seeker Must Have

    Shweta Sharma
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:23 am
    In today’s competitive job market, when job seekers are more than the available positions, there are certain traits employers look for in the ideal job seeker. They look for a definite set of skills essential for the job, but beyond job related skills, there are universal skills demanded by the employers. The qualities that employers seek in their potential employees or the qualities a job seeker must have are:   Communication One of the most important traits in job seeker is communication. Employers always look for employees who are good at both verbal as well as written…
  • Reasons for Rejection of Resume

    Shweta Sharma
    10 Apr 2014 | 4:17 am
    Are you applying for jobs and getting rejections from recruiters ? Is your resume reaching the recycle bin of recruiters? It is very discouraging when one sends out resume and gets no replies. Recruiters flooded with a lot of resumes don’t have much time to closely scrutinize each one. They spend just a few seconds to go through your resume. If they don’t find your resume interesting, they reject it. Here listed are some of the common mistakes that may lead to the rejection of your resume: Resume Length One of the top reasons for rejection of your resume is its lengthiness. You must…
  • Increase Your Laptop, PC or Any Computer Performance

    Vinay Sharma
    6 Apr 2014 | 2:53 am
    You might have observed, gradually your Laptop or Computer performance is degrading. This is very obvious, as the content and data is increasing in your Computer Hard Drive. But this is not permanent. If you follow some easy maintaining steps, then you could increase your Computer performance significantly. Laptops/ PCs with increase in video, audio files qualities, are demanding more space. So you can’t delete or format your drive frequently and is not advisable also. Follow below methods, to boost the Computer speed. 1) Remove Unwanted Programs Who wants to let unused programs reside…
  • How to Deal with Workplace Politics

    Shweta Sharma
    5 Apr 2014 | 10:25 am
    Workplace Politics – a taboo for some people is a prevalent thing at the workplace. Every workplace has a political environment. Workplace politics can get nasty. Rather, office politics will be part of your job whether you opt to take part in them or not. Workplace Politics Some employees enjoy workplace politics and actively take part to gain advantages and often hamper other employees’ success, but most of us prefer to avoid it completely. No doubt, workplace politics is a dilemma which better be avoided at all costs, however this is easier to say than doing it. Here are some tricks…
  • How to Identify Job Scams

    Shweta Sharma
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:58 am
    With today’s high rate of unemployment, job scams are becoming more common than ever. Fraudsters target people who are under pressure or stress to restore their earnings, and who want to consider that a promised opportunity is genuine. Advertisements for job can be found anywhere – on Twitter, Facebook, your local newspaper, or in pages of magazines. Job Scams So, before you get trapped in any job scam, consider these points to determine a job scam or fake job offers: Research the Company Visit the company’s website, if they don’t have one then you must be cautious. If the company has…
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  • Interviews – My Number One Technique for Demonstrating Expertise

    Chris Alvino
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:43 pm
    There is nothing better for a hiring manager than sitting across the table from a true bonafide expert. Someone exuding confidence that you know you can trust with your most important tasks. I’m going to tell you the truth, being seen as an expert is a skill in and of itself. Being an expert and being regarded as one are two separate skills. I’m going to disclose my secrets to creating a rapport of expertise with my hiring managers so that you can do the same. The Fallacy of Knowledge There is one mistake many people make regarding expertise – thinking there is some threshold…
  • Technical Interviews – An Instrument of Exclusion and Discrimination

    Chris Alvino
    16 Apr 2014 | 9:30 am
    I firmly believe that pure technical interviews should be abolished. Technical interviews are a product of misguided thinking; they do not accurately measure a candidate’s technical ability and actually promote exclusion and discrimination, serving only as a barrier to entry for qualified underrepresented candidates. In short, they’re complete rubbish, make you look like rubbish, and need to be abolished straight away… Abolish Technical Interviews? Surely you can’t be serious… I’m sure you’re all wondering how can you properly vet technical candidates…
  • Lessons in Leadership – The Rise and Fall of Brendan Eich

    Chris Alvino
    7 Apr 2014 | 9:45 am
    I generally stay away from politics. But in this instance we can all gleam a number of lessons from Brendan Eich’s naive yet purposeful ascent to CEO and his meteoric fall from grace due to public opinion. There are people arguing for and against Brendan for various political and personal reasons. Everyone is wrong; I’m going to explain why. What the hell is going on anyways? If you’re unfamiliar with the story, there once was a man who founded a small company called Mozilla who helped invent a new browser called Firefox. Before that he invented the language of the web,…
  • The Worst Technical Interview Questions

    Chris Alvino
    3 Apr 2014 | 9:15 am
    I’ve answered thousands of technical interview questions. Fact: they’re almost completely useless, and can sometimes be damaging to your company. If you’re a hiring manager or an interviewer, please read this to make sure you’re not unintentionally turning away great candidates in lieu of poor ones… Here’s the problem – nobody studies the interview the process. I have; mostly because I’ve personally done more interviews than you can imagine. But I guarantee you, most hiring managers and senior engineers that are conducting technical interviews…
  • How I Overcame My Unemployment Rut

    Chris Alvino
    26 Mar 2014 | 10:00 am
    It’s happened to everybody at some point. You either just graduated or were laid off. You’ve been living at home for months now without a job no matter how hard you try. It’s getting to the point where you’ve named your groove in the couch and count the days by the number of empty ramen bags on your desk. I’ve been there too, it sucks, but there’s a way out… A rut can happen to anyone at any time. Sometimes, the universe decides you’re getting a curve ball and there’s nothing you can do about it. The situation might feel hopeless, but…
 
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  • 14 Tourism Trends That Will Change The Way You Think About Your Career

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    15 Apr 2014 | 11:15 am
    While no one can predict the future with 100% certainty, a careful observer of travel, tourism and hospitality is able to notice various trends that are taking place throughout the industry in general. In the past decade the industry has gone through a major segmenting on a global basis. This segmentation has allowed for the […] The post 14 Tourism Trends That Will Change The Way You Think About Your Career appeared first on Tourism Exposed. 14 Tourism Trends That Will Change The Way You Think About Your Career was first posted on April 15, 2014 at 2:15 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • The 8 Deadly Career Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making and How to Stop

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    8 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
    Developing your career is one of the most important things you can do in your life. Choosing a particular career and knowing how to be successful in it is not a one-time decision, it’s a series of decisions, that you need to correctly make as you go through different stages of your life, experience and […] The post The 8 Deadly Career Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making and How to Stop appeared first on Tourism Exposed. The 8 Deadly Career Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making and How to Stop was first posted on April 8, 2014 at 7:00 am.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • Is Travel a Necessity or a Luxury?

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    4 Apr 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Last night I was watching a travel show on Netflix called An Idiot Abroad. The show is basically about a guy, Karl Pilkington, who has no interest in traveling whatsoever, doesn’t see its point and thinks that travel doesn’t broaden the mind, talk about his observations and reactions to the cultural differences he experiences in […] The post Is Travel a Necessity or a Luxury? appeared first on Tourism Exposed. Is Travel a Necessity or a Luxury? was first posted on April 4, 2014 at 4:38 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • 3 Apps You Must Download Today to Find a Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Job

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    28 Mar 2014 | 2:31 pm
    I don’t need to tell you that finding a job these days is tough. What can also be tough is figuring out where to even look to find available jobs within a specific industry. In order to improve your chances of being employed quickly in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, you need to be […] The post 3 Apps You Must Download Today to Find a Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Job appeared first on Tourism Exposed. 3 Apps You Must Download Today to Find a Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Job was first posted on March 28, 2014 at 5:31 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • 5 Reasons Why You Should Work in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    27 Mar 2014 | 6:39 am
    Quitting. There’s something about quitting that doesn’t sit right with me. Everyone always says, “never quit and never give up,” but sometimes you just have to. After graduating from college I worked at a company that programs music and produces music-related content for digital cable television. When I first started, I loved my job. I […] The post 5 Reasons Why You Should Work in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality appeared first on Tourism Exposed. 5 Reasons Why You Should Work in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality was first posted on March 27, 2014 at 9:39 am.©2013…
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  • Why you should think BIG (and why you shouldn’t)

    Curt
    24 Apr 2014 | 8:38 am
    “Think BIG!” It’s a message we often hear from personal development types like yours truly. But should you listen? The other day I went on a mini-rant about how the personal growth message so often lands as, “You’re not enough. You need to change.” Self-help can be just another form of consumerism, where a hole is identified that you need to fill. The post was sparked by someone tweeting about the need to “think big,” to really aim high and achieve something big in your life. So should you listen to the think-big message? As with so many things,…
  • How to stop stress from killing career passion

    Curt
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Imagine sitting down to a sumptuous gourmet meal. Everything is amazing. The food makes your eyeballs roll back in your head. The atmosphere is perfect. It’s the ideal meal. Now imagine someone is standing behind you, whacking you on the head with a stick. He keeps at it the whole meal, over and over and over. How likely are you to be able to truly enjoy the meal? Not very, I’d wager. It’s a bit like that with stress and career passion. You can have the perfect job, but if stress is continually whacking you on the head, your ability to truly get the most out of it is…
  • Want to energize your career? Make a personally meaningful difference

    Curt
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:51 am
    Woven through all the work I do is a simple question: “How do I bring more of what energizes me into my career, and my life?” In my work with clients, that frequently boils down to two lines of inquiry: What are my sources of energy? How can I create opportunities to experience more of those energy sources, more often? Over the last thirteen years of my Passion Catalyst work, I have spent a lot of time thinking about where that energy comes from. One source of energy that is frequently overlooked is making a difference. Not just any ol’ making a difference, but what I call a…
  • 7 reasons you should bring your spirituality to work

    Curt
    19 Apr 2014 | 10:30 am
    When I talk about getting Wild About Work, what I’m really talking about is creating an energized, impactful, heart-based career. One thing you can do that touches all three of those is bring your spirituality to work. Before I go any farther with this idea, let me be clear about two things. First, I don’t mean going to work and proselytizing. In fact, in all likelihood nobody will even know that you’re bringing your spirituality to work. This is all an inside job. Bringing your spirituality to work means using your spiritual perspective as a lens through which you look at…
  • Five Friday Favorites – April 18th, 2014

    Curt
    18 Apr 2014 | 7:57 am
    It’s Friday! Which means it’s time for another round of Five Friday Favorites. Here, in no particular order, are my five picks for the week. On Making It Through Tough Journeys Zen Habits 25 Things You Should Never Stop Doing for Yourself Marc and Angel Hack Life 49 Ways to Get Inspired Robin Sharma 8 Reasons Why Nothing Ever Seems to Make You Happy Addicted2Success The Full-Stop Problem Solver Heart of Business So there you have it. Plenty of insights and inspiration as you sail into the weekend. Enjoy! [Want to get Wild About Work? Take the first step with my FREE audio…
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  • 20 Digital Recruitment Agencies

    Rob
    9 Apr 2014 | 11:38 pm
    This list of specialist digital recruitment agencies can help you find a new role or just browse to get an idea of what kinds of roles are out there. I haven’t personally used any of these agencies, so I can’t recommend one over any other. The intention of this list is to save you time in finding relevant job listings. The following links will take you straight to the job boards, where possible, and I’ve listed the main job categories that are advertised there. Bubble Jobs - web, digital, e-commerce, marketing & online Chrysalis - SEO, PPC, Social, UX, Mobile, Digital…
  • Why traditional interview advice doesn’t work (and what to do about it)

    Rob
    24 Mar 2014 | 12:42 am
    Interviews are one of the few career-defining moments we all experience. The pressure to perform is on. Moment to moment, the outcome depends on your words and actions. The adrenaline being pumped into your blood stream is shouting at you “This is not a drill!” How do you react? Traditional interview advice Traditional interview advice comprises of 101 tips, tricks and techniques to make you appear like the ideal candidate: Make eye-contact, but not too strong! Be confident! Don’t talk too quickly! Arrive 15 minutes early, etc. These tactics are appealing because they are direct and…
  • 5 communication tips for job interviews

    Rob
    19 Mar 2014 | 1:30 pm
    How you communicate at interview can be the difference between getting a job offer and going home to do yet more applications. These 5 simple tips will help you improve how you communicate at your next job interview. How you communicate is important You could be the smartest, most experienced and highly passionate candidate competing for a job, but this would not guarantee you a job offer. If you can’t communicate your awesomeness to your interviewers then you are at risk of losing out to someone else who can communicate better than you, even if they are less qualified. Think about it…
  • 365 Day Meditation Marathon

    Rob
    11 Mar 2014 | 1:30 am
    Regular meditation helps me live up to my career potential. Yet for years I’ve been inconsistent with it. Whether you like mediation or prefer other activities, this experiment is about developing the habits that support your career and sticking with them. Find out how I get on and how to develop your own habits. What is the Meditation Marathon? On 1 January 2014 I set out to meditate for at least 10 minutes every day for a year. Why meditation? I’m focusing on meditation because for me it is the one habit that takes the least time but gives the best results. If I meditate regularly,…
  • Mission statements of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For

    Rob
    2 Mar 2014 | 1:46 am
    Mission statements are short summaries that distill a company’s aspirations. I’ve researched the mission statements of The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work for 2013 to help you plan your next career move. Which will be your favourite? Why are mission statements important? Mission statements are important because they capture the essence of a company: what it aspires to do, its vision for the future and the kind of results it is working towards. If you work for a company whose mission is aligned with something meaningful to you, it will bring greater meaning and fulfillment to…
 
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