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  • Employee Engagement: 22 Tools to Overcome Grumpiness

    David Zinger - Employee Engagement Speaker
    David Zinger
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:55 am
    How not to be grumpy at work (or in the rest of your life) Reading time = 13 minutes Download a PDF of this article: 22 Tools to Overcome Grumpiness by David Zinger grump·y grəm-pē\ : easily annoyed or angered : having a bad temper or complaining often : sulky, bad-tempered, crabby, ill-tempered, short-tempered, crotchety, tetchy, testy, waspish, prickly, touchy, irritable, irascible, crusty, cantankerous, curmudgeonly, bearish, surly, ill-natured, churlish, ill-humored, peevish, pettish, cross, fractious, disagreeable, snappish, grouchy, snappy, cranky, shirty, ornery Do you find…
  • What Actually Goes Into Creating The Perfect Resume?

    Who's and What's Concerning Your Career
    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, and inventor, is attributed to writing in a letter to a friend, “I’m sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn’t have time to write a short one.” This is the key idea when writing a good resume. A good resume should be precise, clean, and exact … The ...
  • Why Your Weight May Determine Your Career Success

    On the Job by Anita Bruzzese
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
    If you're one of the millions of Americans who are overweight, it's going to be more difficult to get a job or promotion at work.That's because according to a new paper by Wharton University, "The Affective and Interpersonal Consequences of Obesity," there is clear bias against the obese -- even by those who themselves are overweight.Some key insights from the paper:Both men and women are biased against obese people.If overweight people are found to be "warm," they can change the bias against them. "We're surprised at how important this idea of warmth is -- that is, this idea about…
  • 13 growing occupations with certifications to boost your hireability and pay grade

    Advice & Resources
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:57 am
    References, endorsements, degrees, certifications…there are plenty of ways to verify your expertise and experience when applying to a new job, and some checkpoints hold more weight than others. When it comes to edging out the competition and making your case for a higher starting salary, one of the best ways to influence hiring managers and establish your worth is highlighting the certifications you possess.Trevor Lamson a senior recruiter for Connected Recruiting Ltd., says, "You can never go wrong with certifications; much like a degree it is with you forever and can be applied, either in…
  • How Should Exotic Dancer Portray Her Past?

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

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

    Penelope Trunk
    22 Feb 2015 | 11:36 pm
    Photographer Dita Pepe has a series of photographs where she shows what she’d turn into with the different types of men she could could have married. The series is often hilarious for it’s ability to make fun of such a wide range of families that think they’re unique but are actually just living out their socioeconomic telos. But there’s also a poignancy to the photos, because it’s almost as if the woman in the photos has no control over her own destiny. Love is fickle and unpredictable and whoever she falls in love with determines the rest of her life. Which is…
  • Your job will be good if you have a friend at work

    Penelope Trunk
    18 Feb 2015 | 11:01 am
    As a bulimic in college, the cafeteria was my focal point. At first, it was where I gained fifteen pounds. Not that anyone saw those pounds on me. In college I had the body of a model. Not that anyone saw that, either, because I wore an A-line skirt down to my ankles and an extra-large sweatshirt. Every day. A guy once asked me if I was an Orthodox Jew because I was so covered up all the time. I thought he was an idiot. That’s how big an idiot I was. I taught myself to throw up without a mentor. I just read about it, somewhere, when there was no Internet and definitely no one talked to…
  • How to balance your business and your family

    Penelope Trunk
    4 Feb 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Some days I am gung ho about entrepreneurship and I’m spending the day with my kids while money comes in from my blog and my coaching and I think “I’m great, I’m living the 4-hour workweek,” and for one minute I forget that I hate Tim Ferriss. I hate him for making people think that it is possible for anyone to make money without working hard. Because the next minute, I am telling my husband that I promise I’ll pay him back and I’m paying my developer for my startup with money earmarked for corn, and I’m in therapy from the stress of knowing…
  • Career trajectory of the fast-rising star

    Penelope Trunk
    28 Jan 2015 | 4:03 pm
    My husband tells me that when the tractor was invented, farmers who spent their lives learning to be great with horses had to rely on young farmers who understood machinery. It was an era when young people looked like experts in farming almost overnight. Or at least they felt that way. Really, though, they were experts in the machinery of farming, but machinery so quickly became a focal point of farming that being an expert in machinery meant you could get by. For a while. Until a drought. Or a flood. Or until you need to earn a lot more money to support your family. This is the best…
 
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    On the Job by Anita Bruzzese

  • Why Your Weight May Determine Your Career Success

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:17 am
    If you're one of the millions of Americans who are overweight, it's going to be more difficult to get a job or promotion at work.That's because according to a new paper by Wharton University, "The Affective and Interpersonal Consequences of Obesity," there is clear bias against the obese -- even by those who themselves are overweight.Some key insights from the paper:Both men and women are biased against obese people.If overweight people are found to be "warm," they can change the bias against them. "We're surprised at how important this idea of warmth is -- that is, this idea about…
  • How to Become Better at Delivering Feedback

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:40 pm
    If you Google “performance review phrases” you will turn up more than 4 million sources offering advice such as how to deliver “good” feedback (the employee “is ready for any challenge”) to the “bad” review (the employee is “hostile to feedback or criticism.”)The reason that millions of these sites exist is because delivering criticism to any worker often feels like handling a rattlesnake – a manager is never sure that it’s not going to turn around and bite him or her at some point. Criticism received badly can damage a relationship with a worker or even make the…
  • How to Avoid Canned Responses to Interview Questions

    23 Feb 2015 | 8:38 am
    Job seekers often worry that if they practice responses to interview questions too much, they will come off as insincere, their answers having that "canned" quality.I think that's partly true, but you also don't want to use it as an excuse not to prepare for an interview.So how do you strike a happy medium so that you're prepared for anything, but don't sound like a robot?Here are some ideas:Think about the general questions most interviewers will ask. What are your strengths? Your weaknesses? Then, instead of coming up with a general response, think about how you've used those skills at work…
  • How High Achievers Keep Things Running Smoothly

    19 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    Every day millions of us search for our car keys, our smartphones and our sunglasses. We can’t remember passwords for our online banking account and lose critical emails or other bits of data important for our work.While dealing with such stress and frustration, we’re being constantly bombarded with information from thousands of different sources. For example, in 2011, Americans took in five times as much information every day as they did in 1986, or the equivalent of 175 newspapers. Is it any wonder that we become paralyzed by the sheer volume of incoming data, causing us to have…
  • How to Make Any Job Interview Pay Off

    16 Feb 2015 | 9:18 am
     It can be frustrating when you interview for a job and then aren't offered the position."What a waste of time," you think.But it doesn't have to be.That's because you can always learn from every interview, and taking the time after meeting with a hiring manager to sort of "debrief" yourself can provide valuable insight so that the next interview could be the one to nab you a job.After every interview, take the time to think about:What kind of questions were asked? Did the interviewer seem to have prepared questions that came from a form? Did the hiring manager question you about your…
 
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    Brazen Careerist

  • 6 Great Jacksonville Networking Groups to Inspire and Energize You

    admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Networking can be worth so much more than making a sale or landing a new job. n addition to advancing your career or building your business, the right networking group can help you become more involved in your community through volunteering and community service projects. Networking can also help you stay up-to-date with changes in your industry and your local economy, broaden your social circle, and find mentorship opportunities. Networking is what you make of it, and Jacksonville has plenty of great groups out there that could be the right fit for you. Grab a stack of business cards and get…
  • Smart Organizational Hacks to Speed Up Your Job Search

    admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Searching for a new job is hard. There’s the massive amount of work involved in researching jobs, networking, applying and interviewing, along with the continuous rejection. If you’re not organized, this roller coaster process can be twice as difficult. In the craziness of applying for jobs, it’s easy to forget things. You might ask yourself, “What was that job I applied for last month that I was so excited about and now I can’t find the application?” or “Who was that person that wanted to help me and what was that organization they said I should look into? What did I say in…
  • How to Master the Follow-Up After Networking Events

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Imagine you just went to an event or conference and had a great conversation with several people, and one them is the head of human resources at your dream company. You have their business cards — now how do you follow up with them? The reality is most people never follow up — and knowing this will give you a major advantage over others in the business world. In fact, studies show 80 percent of new contacts never follow up. A networking or business event is just the jumping-off point for starting a new professional relationship — your follow-up is the key to developing it. And…
  • This Collection of Essays Will Inspire You to Get Gutsy in 2015

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    When’s the last time you stepped out of your comfort zone? If you’re like many of us, it’s probably been far too long. Maybe you want to apply for your dream job, but you feel under qualified. Maybe you want to travel to a new country, but you’re nervous. Maybe you want to quit your job and start your own business, but you’re afraid of failure. Whatever it is — whether in your career, your business, or your personal life — we’re all about getting gutsy here at Brazen Life. We believe it’s only when you take the big risks that you reap big rewards. And someone who…
  • Have a Great Idea? 3 Reasons Your Boss Keeps Rejecting It

    Steve Monte
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    You’ve been doing some thinking about an issue that’s relevant to your company and it keeps coming up in staff meetings. Then, at 3 a.m., you bolt upright in bed with the answer to this latest challenge. Your idea is practical, brilliant and you think it’s a win-win for you and the company. When you finally get a chance to share your idea at the next meeting, you’re prepared for praise. Instead, your boss shoots the idea down — and nobody else jumps in to support you. How did that happen?   Here are three mistakes to avoid and three simple fixes that top performers…
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    Advice & Resources

  • 10 ways to build your personal brand

    26 Feb 2015 | 3:01 pm
    People have always had "personal brands"—everyone who knows of famous women like Amelia Earhart, Gloria Steinem or Mother Theresa can describe who they are, what they valued and their life's mission. Although the concept is not new, the term "personal brand" has become a buzzword only recently. So what is it, exactly? Your personal brand is how people see you; how they'd describe you—similar to how people describe famous people or companies. It is the set of values and characteristics that describe who you are and guide your choices—in work and in life. Your personal brand is what makes…
  • 3 tips for landing a summer internship

    26 Feb 2015 | 12:25 pm
    As the brutally cold weather continues to plague most of the country, summer seems like a far off dream. Yet if you're a college student hoping to snag a summer internship, the reality is you should already have started your search.Before you go into panic-mode, there are some easy ways you can get on track with your internship quest. Here are some tips:1. Create or update your resume: Depending on what year you are in school, you may or may not have written your first resume. But it's important to have one ready to go before you start applying, so you're not scrambling to pull something…
  • 13 growing occupations with certifications to boost your hireability and pay grade

    26 Feb 2015 | 8:57 am
    References, endorsements, degrees, certifications…there are plenty of ways to verify your expertise and experience when applying to a new job, and some checkpoints hold more weight than others. When it comes to edging out the competition and making your case for a higher starting salary, one of the best ways to influence hiring managers and establish your worth is highlighting the certifications you possess.Trevor Lamson a senior recruiter for Connected Recruiting Ltd., says, "You can never go wrong with certifications; much like a degree it is with you forever and can be applied, either in…
  • Infographic: Employees’ secrets are not safe at work

    25 Feb 2015 | 3:48 pm
    Drama isn't just present on the set of the Real Housewives anymore; it has made its way into the workplace. More than half (53 percent) of support staff workers in the U.S. — including administrative assistants, receptionists, security guards, janitors and more — have overheard private conversations in the workplace, while more than 1 in 10 (11 percent) say they know enough to get someone fired, according to a new CareerBuilder study.From finding out about NSFW behavior to stumbling upon damning evidence in the trash, these folks are speaking out about the most…ahem…interesting things…
  • Pros and cons of running a family business (as shown by 'Bob’s Burgers')

    25 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    Finding the right balance between work and family can be difficult – which is why some small business owners opt to combine the two.Starting a family business can bring the family closer together and provide parents with the opportunity to instill quality values in their children, but that doesn't mean it's not without it's own complications. Fox's animated sitcom "Bob's Burgers" showcases the benefits and drawbacks inherent in running a family business.Your employees know how much the business means to you.So they're committed to work.Still, performance reviews can be a little…
 
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    CareerDiva

  • Are Online Degrees Worth It Now?

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

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

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

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

    CareerDiva
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:37 am
    Last week was a good week in our household. My mom came to visit so that meant there would be home-cooked meals on the table every night for my kids, meals I wouldn’t feel pressured to prepare. (The photo is one meal my mom whipped together, a Greek-Turkish meat filo pie.) The idea of regularly preparing a healthy dinner for the family can cause stress in my life. It’s hard to work a full day and then whip up something everyone will eat that’s also good for us all. And ordering take-out food can sometimes feels like a foodie fail! Turns out, I’m not alone. A new study…
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    David Zinger - Employee Engagement Speaker

  • 15 Great Employee Engagement and Work Cartoons You Can Use

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

    David Zinger
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:18 am
    Take 10 seconds or less to complete this one question survey. Thank you for your response. Loading…
  • Employee Engagement: Good is the New Great

    David Zinger
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:23 am
    Why good is good enough in employee engagement. Reading time = 1 minute. We need to keep things simple and real with employee engagement. I think when we move to superlatives such as great work and exceptional engagement we create a credibility gap and a trust issue. I have been in a number of workplaces that declared they were great workplaces yet many employees tell me it is not as great as they say. My definition of employee engagement is short, real, and simple: Good work done well with others every day. Good work is both believable and attainable and sustainable. When we strive for…
  • Employee Engagement: 22 Tools to Overcome Grumpiness

    David Zinger
    2 Feb 2015 | 1:55 am
    How not to be grumpy at work (or in the rest of your life) Reading time = 13 minutes Download a PDF of this article: 22 Tools to Overcome Grumpiness by David Zinger grump·y grəm-pē\ : easily annoyed or angered : having a bad temper or complaining often : sulky, bad-tempered, crabby, ill-tempered, short-tempered, crotchety, tetchy, testy, waspish, prickly, touchy, irritable, irascible, crusty, cantankerous, curmudgeonly, bearish, surly, ill-natured, churlish, ill-humored, peevish, pettish, cross, fractious, disagreeable, snappish, grouchy, snappy, cranky, shirty, ornery Do you find…
  • Employee Engagement: How to Make a Small, Simple, Significant, Strategic and Sustainable Difference

    David Zinger
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:33 am
    The 4 Enablers of Employee Engagement Made Simple My passion and pursuit of employee engagement has taken over 14,000 hours yet resulted in me striving to make employee engagement small and simple. For example, my definition of engagement is just 8 words: good work done well with others every day. Although this is a simple definition of engagement, it does not mean that it is easy, yet I do believe it is attainable. This simple yet elegant definition avoids a lot of the excess jargon floating around employee engagement — which is itself a part of that jargon. I admire the work of the…
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  • Consistency and Trust

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

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

    Steve Roesler
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:50 am
    This Post appeared earlier and was requested by a long-time subscriber. You want to be creative and breed creativity in your workplace, right? Do you consider yourself to be "creative?" I was just talking with my cousin, Len, a long-time public school teacher and Principal. Len is also a master coach  He noted that if you ask first-graders how many of them are "creative," pretty much all of the hands in the class go up. They smile. They show their colorful drawings and finger painting and maybe even compose a song along the way. What happens when the same question is asked of the same kids…
  • How To Measure Relationships

    Steve Roesler
    12 Feb 2015 | 9:32 am
    “It’s only words, and words are all I have, to take your heart away.” --Maurice, Robin, & Barry Gibb, The Bee Gees: “Words” Listen to the LyricsDo you want to know a way to check the depth of how someone is relating to you at a given moment? Just listen and check out their language. You’ll be fascinated at how revealing it will be. Here’s what I mean: When people operate at a surface level, they often share catch-phrases or clichés: “Well, the new design isn’t moving along too fast. But hey, Rome wasn’t built in a day. I’ll hang in and hunker down; it’s all about…
  • Four Ways You Can Impact Learning

    Steve Roesler
    26 Jan 2015 | 2:22 am
    More and more, job candidates are asking the question, "What will I learn here?" If they don't like the answer they may keep looking. For leaders, managers, and heads of projects, helping people learn is a critical contribution to individual and organizational success. So, here are Four Ways to Impact Learning that will serve you well. Impact on Curiosity: For every action there's a reaction. When we say or do something, people want time to react to it, talk about it, and understand what it means to them. Practical Application:Allow  time for questions and answers. The give-and-take after…
 
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    Jon Gordon's Blog » Jon Gordon's Blog | Developing Positive Leaders, Organizations and Teams

  • Are you a Shark or a Goldfish?

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

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

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

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

    Jon Gordon
    2 Feb 2015 | 5:49 am
    Only one team wins the Super Bowl. For each player on the New England Patriots going to Disney World after the game there is a player on the Seattle Seahawks going home disappointed without the joy of victory. It’s a lot like life. Sometimes we win, sometimes we lose. Sometimes we win the account, the game, the job promotion, the award and sometimes we lose the very thing we want most. Winning matters. Losing matters. But in life what matters most is what we do with our wins and losses. When we win do we become complacent or stay humble and hungry? People often say that success breeds…
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • Make People Feel Good

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

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

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

    Steve Pavlina
    21 Feb 2015 | 9:10 am
    My long-term path of exploring personal growth has often felt like repeatedly breaking orbit around a familiar star to go explore elsewhere in the galaxy. Usually this involves three stages: Recognizing that the familiar star is limiting my growth; becoming aware of its constraints Feeling increasingly attracted to new possibilities outside the current star system; itching to go explore Taking action to go explore; breaking orbit; accepting the consequences One popular star is the star of religion. Many people dwell in its gravity well. It can be a difficult one to leave, especially if…
  • Connecting

    Steve Pavlina
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:27 pm
    When Rachelle and I were in southern Spain a couple weeks ago, we stayed with some new friends on a three-acre fruit farm. Since the weather was so nice, we spent a lot of time sitting outside, enjoying views of rolling green hills and the city of Malaga down below, while we snacked on fresh avocados and oranges straight from the trees. Here’s a pic, so you can see what it looked like. There were five animals there: a small dog, two chickens, and two baby goats. When we first arrived, the dog was very friendly, but the other animals seemed slightly aloof. They all quickly warmed up to…
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    Execupundit.com

  • Offenbach Break

    2 Mar 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Take a few minutes. You won't be disappointed.
  • Entertainment Break

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:14 pm
    The trailers for:"Queen & Country""Cloudstreet""The Getting of Wisdom""Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy""The Umbrellas of Cherbourg"
  • The 1 Percent and the 99 Percent: Myths and Mobility

    2 Mar 2015 | 10:54 am
    Two very interesting articles: Fortune and Commentary
  • Well Said

    2 Mar 2015 | 8:40 am
    The climate [in Yuma, Arizona] is finer than that of Italy. It would scarcely be possible to suggest an improvement. I never experienced such exquisite Christmas weather as we enjoyed during our sojourn. Perhaps fastidious people might object to the temperature in summer, when the rays of the sun attain their maximum force, and the hot winds sweep in from the desert. It is said that a wicked soldier died here, and was consigned to the fiery regions below for his manifold sins; but unable to stand the rigors of the climate, sent back for his blankets. - From Adventures in the Apache…
  • The Chevrolet Corvair

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:22 am
    Car Style Critic remembers the car that made Ralph Nader famous.
 
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    WebWorkerDaily

  • Netflix won’t count against iiNet broadband caps in Australia

    Janko Roettgers
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:13 pm
    So much for net neutrality: Netflix has struck a deal with Australia’s iiNet ISP to exempt its traffic from iiNet’s broadband caps. This means that iiNet subscribers will be able to watch as much Netflix as they want, without the fear that their viewing will lead […] Netflix won’t count against iiNet broadband caps in Australia originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Updated: Snowden documentary pulled from site (but here’s where you can still pay to watch it)

    Jonathan Vanian
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:39 pm
    Citizenfour, the acclaimed Edward Snowden-centric documentary (and recent Academy Award winner), is now available to watch online for free at Thought Maybe. The film traces the origins of how Edward Snowden leaked numerous top-secret NSA documents and his meetings with filmmaker Laura Poitras and journalists Glenn […] Updated: Snowden documentary pulled from site (but here’s where you can still pay to watch it) originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Mary Lou Jepsen, formerly of Google X, takes job at Oculus

    Signe Brewster
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:30 pm
    Virtual reality could be the next big platform, and it is drawing some big names to match. Oculus confirmed today it has hired Mary Lou Jepsen, the former head of the display division at secretive hardware laboratory Google X. An Oculus spokesperson declined to say what […] Mary Lou Jepsen, formerly of Google X, takes job at Oculus originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Patent trolls hurt R&D say scholars in letter to Congress

    Jeff John Roberts
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:21 pm
    “Be careful about changing patent law — it could harm innovation,” is a favorite talking point for those who oppose plans to reform to America’s troubled patent system. But what if the opposite is true? What if it’s the status quo, in which patent trolls sock productive companies with abusive lawsuits, […] Patent trolls hurt R&D say scholars in letter to Congress originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Google backtracks on Android 5.0 default encryption

    Kevin C. Tofel
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:48 pm
    When the Nexus 6 handset arrived late last year, it came with full data encryption enabled out the box. Google also pushed its hardware partners to do the same at first, but now appears to have quietly changed the requirement with a strong recommendation to enable encryption […] Google backtracks on Android 5.0 default encryption originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
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    The HR Capitalist

  • Reference Checks: Neutral is the New Negative, and Getting Negative Info is Gold...

    Kris Dunn
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:45 am
    Got a webinar going today related to making your Talent/Recruiting metrics more strategic, and candidates knocked out by reference checks is one of many topics.  So it felt right to re-run this post... Join us on the webinar at 2pm EST if you have time by clicking here... You know this, right? When someone calls you up for a reference check and you do anything short of saying they're unbelievable (they provided your name after all), it's not being borderline neutral. Neutral is the new negative with reference checks.  And it's been that way for awhile. Think about that when…
  • A New Euro Working Trend: The Hoffice...

    Kris Dunn
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:56 am
    Stop me when you've had enough.   DATELINE: Stockholm.  You've got multiple people working out of a house.  You might think these are just connected professionals getting together because they're bored.  But no!  It's a new working revolution! It's called Hoffice.  What's Hoffice, you ask?  I've got what you need.  More from BusinessWeek: "In a Stockholm apartment, two people sit at a blond wood dining table, tapping away at their laptops. Two more sit at a similar table in the kitchen. One man reclines with his laptop in a chair, his feet…
  • Framing the Recruiting Work You Do For Hiring Managers In a Single Sentence...

    Kris Dunn
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:51 am
    It's easy to get in the weeds on recruiting.  Do we have enough candidate flow?  Are we getting the right candidates?  Do we have compensation issues?  Why does it take so long?  Why does that hiring manager want to see more candidates? If your recruiting/talent metrics do anything, they should provide line of sight to how things are going. When you're reporting on your own recruiting shop's effectiveness, there are a lot of ways to do metrics.  Many of the metrics that people want to report on take you deep into the weeds. Need an overview/executive summary metric that…
  • NARCISSIST: Why the Best Candidates Don't Always Become Leaders At Your Company...

    Kris Dunn
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    There are a lot of assumptions out there that Narcissists make the best leaders in your company.  Turns out, narcissists are more likely to become leaders at your company, but not because they are the best fit.  A study last year by University of Nebraska professor Peter Harms had some interesting things to say about Narcissists becoming leaders. According to the study, notes on which can be found here, Narcissists are more likely to become heads of companies for two reasons: -They self nominate and self identify more than the average person.  People who aren't extreme narcissists…
  • DON'T DO IT: Sending Post-Interview Notes Explaining Nervous Interview Performance...

    Kris Dunn
    19 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    I know how you feel. You're a great candidate.  The right knowledge, skills and abilities to do the job.  You like the opportunity - the company, the people - everything.  It's a great fit. Then something funny happens on the way to a perfect match.  You felt liked you bombed the last round of interviews, the final conversations before you expected an offer to come from the company in question.  As you arrived home, you had that sinking feeling in your stomach.  You blew it. So you naturally start thinking about what you can do to make it right.  Then you have a great idea:…
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    Evil HR Lady

  • 10 Interview Tips

    Evil HR Lady
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:33 am
    If it’s time to find a new job, that means it’s time to go on interviews. You know, those painful awkward conversations where the person sitting across from you is focused on judging every aspect of you. Fun times! Whether you’re intent on finding solicitor jobs or finding fast food jobs, there are some basic things that will help you get through the interview. Here are 10 tips. 1. Look happy to be there. If you go in, looking and acting like you’d rather stick pins in your eyes than do this interview, the interviewer won’t see you in a positive light. Granted,…
  • How to Make the Best of Shrinking Office Space

    Evil HR Lady
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Mad Men‘s Don Draper has a desk, chairs, and a couch in his office. Plus, enough room to practice his golf putting skills, hold a meeting, and engage in inappropriate office behavior. If you’re a bigwig at your company, you may be lucky enough to have an office with a door, but the chances of a couch and place to practice your putting is pretty slim. If you’re not on the senior team? You’re lucky if you have your own three-walled cubicle. And, in many places, even the CEO is sitting at a shared table. As office space premiums increase, employees’ personal space…
  • 5 Signs That You Are A Jerk and How to Fix It

    Evil HR Lady
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:36 am
    People aren’t very good at judging themselves. We like to think we are, but it turns out we’re not very good at it all. If you doubt this, think about the times you’ve sat down with an employee and discussed their performance, only to be met with blank stares and utter denial. Columbia Business School Professor Daniel R. Ames and doctoral candidate Abbie W. Wazlawek conducted research where, at the end of a negotiation session they asked the participants to rate both themselves and their partners on how assertive they had been–under assertive, appropriately assertive…
  • Can the Employer Legally Cut an Employee’s Pay?

    Evil HR Lady
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:35 am
    I was working as a dental hygienist in a dental office. I was getting paid $28 an hour. I found another job that is full time and giving me all my hours so I let my boss know that I found another job. So when I went to pick up my last pay stub she had changed my hourly rate to minimum wage $8 an hour. I worked 47 hours, so basically I worked for free. I never signed anything and my last two pay stubs have my hourly rate on them. To read the answer, click here: Can the Employer Legally Cut an Employee’s Pay?
  • I’m gay, disabled, litigious, and recently fired. Wanna hire me?

    Evil HR Lady
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:57 am
    I was fired unexpectedly under the explanation of “I didn’t like your production last month, or attendance”. This was 4 days after my then coworker became appointed manager of our department (of two people). The month before her promotion, the approval for her position didn’t exist but she had permission from HR to announce to me she was now my manager. We hadn’t had any oversight or a boss of any sort for 8months. This meant no feedback, and being project based as long as objectives were met on time we didn’t have a production count or way to track it. My…
 
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    CAREERBRIGHT

  • College-Prep Schools – Debunking Common Boarding School Myths

    Shweta Khare
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:31 pm
    A common misconception is that boarding schools are only for teens with problems. There are therapeutic schools that take teenagers with significant problems. These schools have a different mission than college-preparatory schools and serve a different audience. Take the time to ensure you’re looking at a college-prep school. A college-preparatory boarding school is made up of students who are extremely motivated and want challenges in their life to help them get ahead. Troubled students would not do well in this environment. If you’re looking for a great opportunity to help you focus on…
  • 7 Must-Ask Questions in Any Negotiation

    Shweta Khare
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:42 pm
    This is a guest post by Eldonna Lewis-Fernandez. A negotiation is nothing more than a discussion through which both parties seek to formulate and settle upon a mutually beneficial agreement, whether this agreement is a multi-million dollar contract or simply at which restaurant to meet for dinner. Our daily professional and personal lives are riddled with negotiations, those across a boardroom table, the kitchen table and everywhere in between.   But, what sets a successful negotiator—one who comes out on top in deal-making more often than not—apart from those who struggle to gain…
  • Avoid Hiring The Wrong People For Your Business With These Handy Tips

    Shweta Khare
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:35 pm
    It doesn’t matter whether you have a new start-up business or an established one. One of the core assets of any company are the employees. It is they who enable you to develop, innovate and sell your products and services. Hiring the right people for the right job is not easy and often done more to fill the positions than to find the right fit. “At most companies, people spend 2% of their time recruiting, and 75% managing their recruiting mistakes.” ~ Richard Fairbank The unfortunate thing about the hiring process is that some businesses don’t get it right. That means they can end up…
  • 3 Reasons Online Learning Institutions Fail

    Shweta Khare
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:52 pm
    “America’s Most Trusted Educator” Dr. Steve Perry cites key challenges online educators face in their quest for mainstream industry and marketplace acceptance It’s common knowledge that professional success can be greatly enabled and enhanced with a college education at any stage of life and no matter where a person is in their career path. But, for those who are already in the workforce or dealing with the demands of an entrepreneurial venture, pursuing a college degree is not an easy journey amid work, family, social and community commitments. For this category of lifelong learners,…
  • The Financial Cost of a Bad Hire

    Shweta Khare
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:31 am
    Hiring the best candidate is vital to any business, regardless of its domain. But why is the hiring process so important and how do you control the damage of a bad hire? “According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average cost for each bad hire can equal 30 percent of that individual’s annual earnings. Thus, when you hire the wrong mid-level accounting manager or application developer earning $60,000, the real cost to your organization will be $78,000.” This infrographic from Accounting School Guide sums it all up. Check it out! Follow @careerbright Related Posts:Avoid…
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    Michael Lee Stallard

  • If You Want to Connect, Proactively Help Others

    Katie Russell
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:13 am
    #74 Proactively Help Others Seize opportunities to help others. Send your colleagues any information you come across that affirms the organization’s Vision, that may help them do their jobs better, that relates to a topic they are interested in, or that may help them in some way outside of work. This is the seventy-fourth post in our series entitled “100 Ways to Connect.” The series highlights language, attitudes and behaviors that help you connect with others. Although the language, attitudes and behaviors focus on application in the workplace, you will see that they also apply to…
  • San Antonio Spurs’ Culture of Sustainable Superior Performance

    Katie Russell
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Image Source: Flickr Spurs-Magic080 As seen on Fox Business Earlier this month, Gregg Popovich, head coach of the San Antonio Spurs basketball team, won his 1000th NBA basketball game, making him the 9th NBA coach in history to achieve this feat. Popovich adds this to a long list of achievements including five NBA titles with the Spurs and three NBA Coach of the Year honors.  This is his 16th season as the Spurs head coach. How has he been so successful? Like all great leaders, Popovich creates a culture that produces sustainable superior performance.  Here are four factors that contribute…
  • To Connect at Work, Do Not Yell or Dominate

    Katie Russell
    21 Feb 2015 | 3:54 pm
    #73 Don’t Be a Yeller or Dominator Yelling and dominating is disconnecting.  Don’t do either of them if you want to connect at work. When he was the head coach of the Chicago Bull’s basketball team, Phil Jackson once told a young Michael Jordan that Jordan needed to pass the ball more to his teammates.  Jackson explained that everyone needs time in the spotlight to shine so that together the team would win.  When Jordan complied, it helped the Chicago Bulls team win six NBA championship titles over a period of eight years.  This is the seventy-third post in our series…
  • The Secret Weapon in Combating Employee Engagement Woes: Part 1

    Katie Russell
    17 Feb 2015 | 6:23 pm
    Image Credit: AMA Playbook As seen on AMA Playbook Check out the first of a three part series we wrote for The American Management Association’s Playbook. Part 1 is on the connection culture element of voice. The post The Secret Weapon in Combating Employee Engagement Woes: Part 1 appeared first on Michael Lee Stallard.
  • To Connect, Make Compensation Fair

    Katie Russell
    15 Feb 2015 | 1:19 pm
    #72 Compensate Fairly Compensation alone will not sustainably connect with and engage people so that they give their best efforts. However, the perception that they are not fairly compensated will undermine connection and engagement. When someone perceives he/she is not fairly compensated, he/she will feel taken advantage of and devalued.  Establishing a well-thought-out compensation process and taking time to communicate it is wise. It is also wise to seek and consider the opinions of individuals you are responsible for leading if they disagree with the compensation decision. Hearing them…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • Reminiscing about my blogging journey at #SMWBangalore #socialmedia

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

    Gautam Ghosh
    5 Feb 2015 | 9:53 pm
    So yesterday I was invited to be a guest at a Twitter chat hosted by the folks at Social Media Week where I would be speaking on 24th FebruaryI thought I should share this with you, my blog readers :) [View the story "Tweetchat about Blogging : Passion and ROI :) #SMWBangalore" on Storify]If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Free ebook on #recruiting trends in 2015 by @experteerworld - am quoted #HR #tchat

    Gautam Ghosh
    3 Feb 2015 | 5:28 pm
    Here's an interesting resource for you. You can download the free ebook on recruiting trends by Experteer by entering your details here.Yes yours truly was asked for a quote :) And this is what I shared If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Speaking at #SMWBangalore on Blogging along with @beastoftraal @manuscrypts :) @socialmediaweek #SMW15

    Gautam Ghosh
    2 Feb 2015 | 10:44 pm
    Last year at Social Media Week Mumbai I was part of a panel discussion on Social HR.On 24th Feb I would be speaking on a session at Social Media Week Bangalore on my blogging journey along with my blogging buddies Manu Prasad and Karthik Srinivasan.So if you're in Bangalore, come over to The Big Pitcher on 24th and ask us :)If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Social Media and the workplace - speaking at the @BT_India HR forum today #bthrforum

    Gautam Ghosh
    29 Jan 2015 | 12:20 am
    Today in about 5 hours I would be on a panel discussion hosted by Business Today at Vivanta by Taj, Bangalore on how social media is changing the workplace. My co-panelists are Shilpa Vaid of Bharti AXA, Elango R. of Mphasis, Kris Lakshmikanth of Headhunters India and Vijaya Raghavan of Stempeutics. The panel will be moderated by Shamni Pande, BT’s head of HR reporting.The second panel starts at 7:30 pm, and it is on the subject of whether working from home increases productivity. The HR heads of PwC India, Intel, and CEOs of Paul Writer, Randstadt India and Portea will participate in that…
 
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    Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

  • It’s Not Brian Williams’ Fault: Bosses Enabled Poor Behavior

    Skip Weisman
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:30 am
    It’s not Brian Williams Fault! The situation NBC News finds itself in with the Brian Williams’ truth stretching scandal isn’t the anchorman’s fault. It really isn’t. I’m not saying that Williams is not responsible for his behavior and shouldn’t take responsibility for his actions. I’m not saying he turn into the 70s comedian Flip Wilson character Geraldine, of “the devil made me do it” fame. There are reports released anonymously and with speculation that others in NBC News, e.g., Tom Brokaw, were aware of Williams tendency to stretch the truth. Those reports are…
  • Writing Your Own Mock Recommendation Can Get You Hired

    Beth Kuhel
    28 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. ~Albert Einstein The process of writing your own letter of recommendation could actually help you gain clarity on your strengths and how they apply to your perspective new employer. A great letter of recommendation showcases a clear story about your personality, skills and abilities that would make you a great fit for a certain job and an asset to a particular employer. To do that one must know the needs of the company, it’s core challenges and the particular pain points of the hiring manager. One also needs…
  • Developing New Habits for Success

    Leslie Truex
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    Aristotle is quoted as saying, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”  But those habits can work in reverse, in which they work against excellence instead of for it. In essence, where you are in your life is the result of what you do or don’t do every day. Most people know that bad habits hinder success, but overcoming self-defeating behavior is easier said than done. Your colleagues, friends and family suggest developing will-power, but new routines are more easily developed if they don’t require extreme self-control. In fact, if you think…
  • Convert Social Media Leads into Sales for Your Personal Brand

    Susan Gilbert
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:30 am
    In the era of online networking it is important to make meaningful connections to make your personal brand stand out. In order to attract new leads you need to be an active user on one the most powerful social networks, LinkedIn. How can your personal brand bring attract more connections on this premier online networking tool? It all begins with meaningful communication and engagement. LinkedIn makes this freely available to its users with groups, InMail, publishing, and more. In today’s business economy it’s all about attracting your target market, and nurturing those relationships for…
  • Don’t Prolong the Rejection

    Jeff Shuey
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    Sometimes we don’t want to put our art out there for fear of it being rejected. That was the case with Jeff Kinney. He is the author and creator of the “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” series of bestselling books. After a successful stint at drawing a comic strip for his college newspaper he found he could not find a publisher for his work. So, he took a job working on video games. While he was working that job be continued to work on his passion project. He worked on it for eight years. He never gave up, but he did Prolong the Rejection. Perhaps it was tied to a fear that if his art…
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    Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch

  • Audio: Transition as the New Normal with Douglas E. Welch at OPEN Ventura County (47 min)

    Douglas E. Welch
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:24 am
    Douglas E. Welch presents “Transition as the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on February 27 2015. OPEN Facebook Page Also mentioned in this talk is “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North”, an Amazon Kindle booklet Listen to this podcast Circle Career-Op on Google+ Like Career-Op on Facebook Audio: Transition as the New Normal with Douglas E. Welch at OPEN Ventura County (47 min) is a post from Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch Subscribe to Career Opportunities via RSS | Follow…
  • Video: Transition as the New Normal with Douglas E. Welch at OPEN Ventura County (47 min)

    Douglas E. Welch
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:26 am
    Douglas E. Welch presents “Transition as the New Normal” to OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) Ventura County in Simi Valley, CA on February 27 2015. OPEN Facebook Page Also mentioned in this talk is “Career Compass: Finding Your Career North”, an Amazon Kindle booklet Circle Career-Op on Google+ Like Career-Op on Facebook Video: Transition as the New Normal with Douglas E. Welch at OPEN Ventura County (47 min) is a post from Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch Subscribe to Career Opportunities via RSS | Follow @careertips on Twitter | Like…
  • Love is an essential ingredient in any career…

    Douglas E. Welch
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Love is an essential ingredient in any great career. Love allows you to grow, gives you the drive to work hard and face deep challenges. – Douglas E. Welch, Career Opportunities Podcast Love is an essential ingredient in any career… is a post from Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch Subscribe to Career Opportunities via RSS | Follow @careertips on Twitter | Like Career-Op on Facebook Read more on this topic: Love is essential ingredient in great career… Love is essential ingredient in great career… is a post... What you need #2: Work that you love — from the…
  • There is something better out there…

    Douglas E. Welch
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:27 pm
      There is something better out there… …but often we must wallow through the fields of failure to get there!     There is something better out there… 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: Get Free eBook: The High-Tech Career Handbook: The Best of Career Opportunities 1998-2003 My first book, The High-Tech Career Handbook: The Best of Career... CareerTips included in list of “100 Twitter Feeds to Help you…
  • Archive: Teaching and sharing are an important part of any career — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

    Douglas E. Welch
    20 Feb 2015 | 11:19 am
    Teaching and sharing are an important part of any career From the Career Opportunities Archives… In the past, you might have been told to jealously guard the secrets to your success and only give away as much information as it took to achieve your goals. Each piece of information you had, that someone else lacked, gave you a bit more power — a bit more leverage. You would tie people to you, knowing that no one person had all the answers — all the secrets. This was the path to career success. The goal was to make everyone so dependent on you that they couldn’t dare fire you. If you…
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    JobMob

  • Top Email Subject Lines Job Seekers Are Using

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

    Jacob Share
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Get the most of that often-seen personal branding space: your email signature. Photo credit: Camilo Rueda López Create a memorable email signature according to this formula. Required elements are bolded, the rest are recommended where relevant: Salutation, Name Tagline Title(s), Organization Association Membership Phone numbers (mobile/land/fax) Website/Social media profiles Image Where: Salutation – using your email signoff to only say goodbye is a wasted opportunity. Either use an expression that’s relevant to your personal brand or wish the person something positive. The best…
  • Why Paper Resumes Aren’t Going Away Anytime Soon

    Jacob Share
    11 Feb 2015 | 11:21 am
    For years, people have been saying that paper resumes are dead. Really? Image credit: fsse8info The hype My thoughts on hiring/telling your story – The Paper Resume is Dead http://t.co/4j9t0FKkk7 thanks to @TanyaAvrith #edleadership #edchat — Keith Peters (@principalkp) July 3, 2014 Things your kids may not experience in the future 1 walk into a bank 2 buy a postage stamp 3 use a paper resume 4 carry books in a book-bag — Vala Afshar (@ValaAfshar) August 17, 2014 Search Twitter for “paper resume” and many of the results are articles…
  • 40 Tips for Older Job Seekers That Actually Get Results

    Jacob Share
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    “Overqualified?” These tips are for you. Photo Credit: Pascal / Flickr I just turned 39 a few months ago. If I was job searching today, some places wouldn’t think twice about rejecting me for being too old. And you know what? I don’t mind. Every company, every team, is entitled to hire whoever they think will be the best fit. As a job seeker, it’s up to you to research companies and teams upfront, before you apply, so you can estimate if you’ll be a good fit. As an older job seeker – 35+, 45+ or even 65+ – it’s up to you to research…
  • JobMob Census: Mobile Job Search is Hot and Getting Hotter

    Jacob Share
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Are you the same you that you were last year? Let’s see. On November 12th, 2014, I asked you guys to Please Take The 2014 JobMob Census. Thank you to everyone who responded. Last year was the first time I did a census and didn’t really know what to expect. This time around, we can compare with last year’s results to see how things have changed (or not). This one’s for the stats geeks like me. The census results 1. Are you male or female? This year: Woman 46 40% Man 69 60% Last year: Male 79 64% Female 44 36% Analysis: not a big difference. 2. How old are you? This…
 
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    Bob Sutton

  • The Dark Side of Scaling Up: Will You Want to Live in What You Build?

    Bobsutton
    12 Feb 2015 | 3:21 pm
      My Stanford colleague Huggy Rao and I devoted seven years to learning about what it takes to scale up excellence in organizations. We studied how leaders and teams build and identify pockets of goodness in organizations and spread such goodness to more people and places -- about the moves needed to grow organizations and to spread superior practices and programs throughout organizations. We found many splendid consequences of successful scaling: The wealth and jobs created by companies such as IKEA, Google, Procter & Gamble, Facebook, and Starbucks. The needless deaths in U.S.
  • My Organizational Behavior Class: The Current Iteration

    Bobsutton
    3 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    The first time I taught an introductory organizational behavior class was in 1980 or 1981. I was a second-year doctoral student in organizational psychology at The University of Michigan.  I had no teaching experience (except for one guest lecture I had given to a large undergrad class -- it was terrible; harried and dull). Yet that didn't stop the the Michigan Business School from giving me the chance to teach the class to some 60 students. I sure learned a lot that year... I still remember the strapping 250 pound football player who broke down in tears after he failed a test…
  • 12 Books That Every Leader Should Read: Updated

    Bobsutton
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:03 pm
    I have been maintaining – and occasionally updating -- a list of “Books Every Leader Should Read” on this Work Matters blog since 2011. These are books that have taught me much about people, teams, and organizations -- while at the same time -- provide useful guidance (if sometimes indirectly) about what it takes to lead well versus badly. This is the latest update. I just updated the list over at LinkedIn and have included it here as well. I have expanded it to 12 books this year and, even with that, I left out many of my favorites – and probably many of yours as well. After all,…
  • "Give and Take" in Paperback: Check Out the Launch Fun and Goodies

    Bobsutton
    20 Mar 2014 | 8:27 am
    Adam Grant's book Give and Take is, in my view, one of the most important management -- and life -- books ever written because it makes such a compelling evidence-based case that, to get ahead in life, you don't have to exploit people or be selfish jerk.  "Takers" who act that way often do better in the short-term, but if they can learn to avoid being exploited or getting burned-out, Adam shows that "givers" win over the long haul.  On top of this, the blend of Adam's smarts, warmth, generosity, and persistence make him one of the most appealing…
  • Walt Disney and Brad Bird on Why They Want to Make Money

    Bobsutton
    6 Mar 2014 | 4:06 pm
    I was exchanging emails with a colleague that used to be at the Stanford d.school and now works with schools.  He menionted Brad Bird, which reminded my of an interview that Huggy Rao and I did with him in 2008 for the McKinsey Quarterly, just before he won his second Academy Award (for directing Ratatouille).  It ended with a great quote that I just love:   Walt Disney’s mantra was, “I don’t make movies to make money—I make money to make movies.” That’s a good way to sum up the difference between Disney at its height and Disney when it was lost. It’s also true…
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    Bigg Success

  • The Key to Success in a Word

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:13 am
    The key to success is in one word. Hear us share the 7 reasons this word is key on The BIGG Success Show Podcast. Just click PLAY. You can discover the key to success in just one word. That word is... [click to read more]
  • How to Be Successful Like a Super Bowl Pro

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    29 Jan 2015 | 4:30 pm
    Hear George & Mary-Lynn share 13 lessons on how to be successful. Click play to listen to this episode of the BIGG Success Show. Super Bowl champs know how to be successful. We take away some... [click to read more]
  • 7 Days to Better Time Management

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    7 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Master the art of time management in just 7 days! George & Mary-Lynn tell you more below, and on The BIGG Success Show Podcast. Click play. Are you a reader or a doer? Of course, the two aren’t... [click to read more]
  • New Year’s Resolutions: The One Guaranteed Way to Keep Them

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    31 Dec 2014 | 10:31 am
    New Year’s Resolutions WILL get accomplished by understanding the power of one. Click play to hear George & Mary-Lynn share it, on The BIGG Success Show podcast. It’s easy to make New... [click to read more]
  • Santa’s Personal Branding Expert

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Hear about Santa’s personal branding expert on The BIGG Success Show Podcast. Click PLAY for some fun holiday sounds. You may not know it, but Santa keeps a personal branding expert on his... [click to read more]
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    Business Pundit

  • 10 States Where Tourism is Big Business

    Gerri
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:50 am
    Image Source Travel plays a huge role in the American economy. Spring is right around the corner and for parents of school children and college students alike, that often means a Spring Break trip is looming in the future. It seems in the blink of an eye after that summer vacation is on the horizon, and that is another huge travel opportunity for a lot of people. Of course these, and other holidays, are only a small portion of the travel industry. There’s also business travel which helps keep the hotels, airlines, car rentals, and gas stations doing business. Lets check out which states…
  • A Ton of Coffee [Cartoon]

    Jerry King
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:17 am
    “No, I didn’t gain weight. To get me through the day, I drank a ton of coffee.”
  • Fortune 500 Company [Cartoon]

    Jerry King
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:02 pm
    “I consider this a Fortune 500 company. Mainly because we only made $500 last year.”
  • One Man’s Trash Is Another Man’s Business Opportunity

    Gerri
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:10 am
    Image Source Many people remember making play telephones from two empty soup cans with a string connecting them during childhood. Perhaps it’s this kind of creativity with what was normally garbage served as a business inspiration for some of these later resurrected garbage goods. It’s time to get trashy and check out ten awesome trash to cash moneymakers.
  • The 10 Most Innovative Drone Applications Today

    Merrill Cook
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Image Source Little known fact: the US government started experimenting with unmanned aerial vehicles (better known today as drones) back in 1917. Today they’re a multi-billion dollar industry, but they’ve yet to truly take off commercially in the U.S. Due to safety and privacy concerns, the FAA has yet to establish comprehensive rules for domestic drone use. Perhaps this is warranted, as there have been 25 near wrecks with commercial airlines since June of 2014. But there are exceptions to the current FAA ban, and widespread drone use is creeping ( or droning, if you will) ever…
 
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    Career Hub

  • Job Interviews: To Tell the Truth

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

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

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

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

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

  • Catch me in Miami in May

    Alexander
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:15 am
    I’ll be speaking at the WorldBlu Freedom at Work Summit, which is May 18-20 in Miami. How awesome is that :) By the way – if you have half a chance, you should absolutely go to this conference. I’ve been to every single one of the WorldBlu events and they are the best business conferences I know of anywhere in the world. They’re about creating workplaces that are based on freedom instead of control and the speakers always blow my mind. Also, the other participants are incredibly interesting and inspiring people. Read more and get your tickets here.
  • App

    Alexander
    24 Feb 2015 | 1:50 am
    I just supported a sweet little app idea, based on sound principles from positive psychology. Check it out and see if you want to help this app happen.
  • The CEO who made pancakes

    Alexander
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:08 am
    A few weeks ago I did a workshop for a pharmaceutical company in Iceland called Medis as part of their 30 year anniversary and strategy kick-off. As you can see, they kinda liked it :) The guy in the front row in the blue suit is their CEO Valur Ragnarsson. Now, as we all know a workshop itself changes nothing so we always work with our clients to come up with a plan that will actually make a difference in the workplace. As part of that plan, I challenged Valur to come up with something he could do that would be fun, easy and visible – just to show people that he is committed to…
  • Happy employees = happy customers

    Alexander
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:50 am
    Here’s an excerpt from a speech I did in London where I focused on creating world class customer service by making your employees happy. The video text is in Danish but the video itself is in English :)
  • Quote

    Alexander
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:54 am
    “It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is what are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau
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    Six Degrees from Dave

  • How Human Resources Software Can Help Small Businesses

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

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

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

    Dave Mendoza
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:26 am
    The Daily ShowGet More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook,Daily Show Video Archive The post Tiger Mother Rearing For Success? appeared first on Six Degrees from Dave - Talent Acquisition Strategies | Winner of ONREC Sourcing Innovation & ERE Recruiting Excellence Awards Strategic Use of Technology - Dave Mendoza.
  • How to Embrace Change and Make it a Workplace Asset

    Dave Mendoza
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:54 pm
    No matter what your chosen occupation might be, you’re bound to experience change in the workplace at some point. Whether dealing with updated management systems, new personnel, or advances in technology, employees who can go with the flow bear a distinct advantage over those who struggle with change. It’s a natural urge to fight change, particularly when you feel that you’ve mastered a given situation. Yet flexibility and adaptability in the office can be great assets which can help you grow along with your business. The Advantages of Flexibility Adaptability in the…
 
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    Lindsey Pollak Career Blog

  • IBM Study Looks at Myths About Millennials in the Workplace

    Lindsey Pollak
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    IBM recently released a surprising report about millennials, and their findings suggest that Millennials are not, in fact, self-centered snowflakes who can’t take criticism. The study, “Myths, exaggerations and uncomfortable truths: The real story behind Millennials in the workplace,” emphasizes … [Read more...]
  • How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome

    Lindsey Pollak
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Do you ever feel like a fake? If you’re a leader today and you’ve felt some occasional insecurity in your role, you’re far from alone. This phenomenon is often called impostor syndrome, and it’s a concern that arises in many … [Read more...]
  • Millennials Are Looking for a Strong Company Culture

    Lindsey Pollak
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Culture — if your company has a great one, you already know it. A strong company culture helps employees connect with their employer. Millennials in particular tend to look for a strong company culture — they want to know what’s … [Read more...]
  • A New Way to Think About Time Management and Work-Life Balance

    Lindsey Pollak
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:54 pm
    In our busy world, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and time-strapped. Many of us struggle to find time for what’s most important to us. As the founder and CEO of Real Life E, a time coaching and training company, my … [Read more...]
  • How to Create a Sense of Purpose at Work

    Lindsey Pollak
    13 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Having a sense of purpose at work can help employees feel more engaged — like they’re part of something bigger. I’ve found that millennial employees in particular are looking for this level of fulfillment from their jobs. Employers that can … [Read more...]
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    HR Daily Advisor

  • Social Media Policy 101: What Personal Social Media Actions Can be Restricted?

    Bridget Miller
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:07 am
    In a recent article, we discussed the fact that employers need to be careful to avoid being overly restrictive in their social media policies, since restricting what employees can say online might constitute interference with an employee’s right to concerted activity under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). However, there are still plenty of things an employer can do to protect their productivity, reputation, and confidential information when employees use social media. Let’s take a look. What Can a Social Media Policy Restrict? For employers creating a social media…
  • Be All that You Can Be, in the Army … or Not!

    Melissa Blazejak
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    We all know that succession planning is becoming ever more important now that Millennials are entering the workforce, and Baby Boomers are stepping out of it. But for one American organization they’re having a hard time finding people who are Army strong. According to The Washington Times, a vast majority of all potential Army Reservists do not meet the standards required to be in the Army Reserves. Recruiters are saying that the majority of potential candidates are either hooked on prescription drugs, have too many tattoos, are overweight, or have mental conditions that prohibit them from…
  • Must You Pay Employees When Bad Weather Forces a Closure?

    Bridget Miller
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:23 am
    Maybe it’s 20 inches of snow. Maybe it’s an impending hurricane. It could be wildfires, an ice storm that caused a power outage, or flooding. Whatever the specifics, Mother Nature has a whole lot of ways to create havoc and cause businesses to shut down temporarily. As an employer, this causes several issues, not the least of which is what to do with employee payroll. How should it be handled on days employees cannot come to work due to a forced closure? The answer to this question is multifaceted. At the Federal Level: The FLSA and Exempt vs. Nonexempt Employees Currently, federal law…
  • HR and Employment Trends for 2015

    Bridget Miller
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Sometimes trends catch us by surprise, especially if they’re brought on by market forces outside of our control. However, some trends we can see coming, and we can choose whether to embrace them, react to them, or ignore them. Let’s take a look at some of the HR and employment trends for 2015. The Trends (and Changes) for 2015 We’ve taken a look at some of the latest published trends for employers to be aware of in 2015i, and we’re sharing some of the highlights here: Employers may an expectation for more employee development. Much has been said in recent years about the skills gap…
  • Unemployment Is Down. Will Your Employees Jump Ship?

    Bridget Miller
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    It’s well-known that high unemployment rates discourage employees from voluntarily leaving their jobs—even if they’re unhappy—because of the uncertainty in how long it will take to secure a new position. However, the unemployment rate has been steadily dropping for several years, now (in early 2015) reaching lows last seen before the recession. The number of unemployed applicants per available job is also back to lows not seen in yearsi. All of this is great news for jobseekers, but what does it mean for employers? Employers now have more reason to be concerned that turnover rates…
 
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    CEO Blog - Time Leadership

  • Trackimo - GPS Track anything

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

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

    27 Jan 2015 | 9:43 am
    Life is slowly returning to normal after the death of my father. I have a blogging rule to not blog when I am not "up".  Thinking now I may be able to get back to it.  Not that I am not still sad - just that I do not feel I can do anything but let grief take its course.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++For some reason, I am thinking I need to escape to the wilderness for a few days.   Perhaps too much hectic life/travel lately.  I am setting up a new business - DDE Media Company (more on that later) and that always takes a lot of time and energy.There has been a lot…
  • Continued Inspiration from my father - Don Estill

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:12 am
    My father died exactly one week ago.  He was 87.Up to then and this week have been a blur.  Although I have grieved often since his diagnosis with pancreatic cancer in October 2014, I still grieve and actually look for "time" to grieve.I knew he was dying and asked him if I could do anything for him.  His answer was "no".  And he did not have needs so I thought of only one thing I could do.  I named my new company after him - DDE Media Company.  He alway initialed things DDE and my brothers and I would call him DDE sometimes when we spoke about him.  And he…
  • Seven Disciplines of a Leader

    2 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    I am once again back to posting book reviews.  The way the holidays fell, there was lots of "reading" time.I read Seven Disciplines of a Leader - How to Help Your People, Team, and Organization Achieve Maximum Effectiveness by Jeff Wolf.It starts with a few chapters on "What is the job of a leader" including that it is not that easy.Then it gets into the Disciplines.  The first one is "Initiative and Influence".  The subtitle was the way I like to lead.  It said "Set an Example for Others".Then it moves to "Vision, Strategy and Alignment" which I thought might be a bit…
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    The LinkUp Blog

  • 5 simple tips to refresh your headshot

    Stephanie Anderson
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:38 pm
    What does your LinkedIn profile picture say about you? As content on the web becomes increasingly more visual, pictures have become an integral component of our LinkedIn profiles. In fact, according to LinkedIn, you’re 14 times more likely to have your profile viewed if you have a headshot, and most people do. The real question now is, of all those LinkedIn profile pictures, does yours stand out? Well, if it’s a cropped picture from the last wedding you were in, a selfie you took with your smart phone at your desk, or that picture of you with your three best friends in Cabo,…
  • Listen to the Buzz: Employees Prefer an Open Office

    Molly Moseley
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:25 pm
    Last week’s post on open offices generated a lot of strong opinions in the comments on LinkedIn. I’m humbled by all of the “likes” and excited about the quality discussion on both sides of the debate. From people discussing building acoustics to offering their own advice on open-office courtesy and etiquette, everyone shared their two cents and no one held back! Thanks! Some people felt our tips for staying productive were simply mechanisms to take people out of the open-office structure, which was a really interesting argument. For example, we recommended people wear headphones,…
  • HR insight: Lessons learned from the Brian Williams scandal

    Molly Moseley
    11 Feb 2015 | 9:47 am
    CC image courtesy of tomblanton1957, Flickr Late last night NBC announced Brian Williams’ suspension without pay for 6 months from his job as the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News. After he recanted a story from 2003, in which he claimed a helicopter he was riding in during the Iraq war was shot down, headlines about his journalistic and personal integrity have run rampant. Did Williams intentionally lie to sensationalize the story? Did he simply make a mistake and misremember? Psychologists have even weighed in, stating that his false memory could be attributed to a…
  • The Pace Or ‘Velocity’ Of Hiring Among U.S. Employers Has Slowed A Bit Since October

    Toby Dayton
    5 Feb 2015 | 8:11 pm
    Each month, we look at the pace or ‘velocity’ of hiring among the 50,000 employers whose jobs we index in our job search engine. The graphic below shows, for each of the past 10 months, the length of time that job openings were on LinkUp that had rolled off the site in the prior 6 months. So for example, in January, there were 929,000 that rolled off the site between August and January that were on the site for between 0-15 days. That is 350,000 jobs less than the 1.28 million that rolled off the site between May and October, indicating that employers have slowed down the pace of…
  • January Jobs Numbers Will Disappoint But February Looks Excellent; Strength In Labor Market Should Be Sustained Through At Least Q1

    Toby Dayton
    5 Feb 2015 | 7:20 am
    While the delay in posting our January jobs forecast is causing a bit of anxiety, the elevated stress levels have been greatly assuaged by the fact that cause of the delay lies the unprecedented demand we’ve seen for our core recruitment advertising services. Not only are we coming off the most successful year in our company’s history, but January also marked the most successful month ever for LinkUp, with paid search revenue jumping 20% from December and 60% from January of last year. And while I’d love to say that our growth can be entirely attributed to market share…
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    Work Happy Now

  • 5 Proven Tips that Will Improve Your Productivity

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

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

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    14 Feb 2015 | 10:11 pm
    I recently shared a drink with a friend who runs a small company. He told me a secret that I’ve never heard him discuss before. He talked with me about his employees’ moods and how they can fluctuate in such a broad way, which really affects the quality of their work. “A few years ago I caught one of my employees sleeping at his desk. He wasn’t a bad employee, but he wasn’t great either. He was never late, but there were times he didn’t seem interested in his work at all. Then there were other times he was fantastic. It would fluctuate like this all the time. I…
  • 9 Powerful Tips to Help You Ace Every Job Interview

    Guest Author
    7 Feb 2015 | 10:06 pm
    Here’s an important point no one ever shares. You do not have to be the most qualified person applying for a job to get hired. You just have to be the person your interviewer likes for the job! Most managers hire for personality and passion, not your skill set. A lot of skills can be learned by people who bring a positive attitude to work. You can always become better trained on the job. It comes with experience. But no manager wants to hire a person they don’t find likable. They’re looking for someone who will be pleasant to be around and will work well with their current team as a…
  • 5 Ways to Make Meetings More Fun and Useful

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    1 Feb 2015 | 8:10 am
    Meetings can be very powerful or big time killers. Very rarely do they fall in between. Your focus should be improving workflow and communication through better meetings, training and technology. For example there are different kinds of collaboration software that can open communication and increase productivity without having to have a formal meeting. I use Asana and Trello with my virtual team. Many meetings don’t need to be held if collaboration happens naturally within the flow of the workday. Meetings definitely have their place when conversations spark unique ideas that otherwise…
 
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    The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss » Blog

  • Productivity Secrets of a Master DJ (Meditation, Morning Routines, and More)

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

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

    Ian Robinson
    2 Feb 2015 | 2:20 am
    In this episode, I interview the one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger… at his kitchen table. First off, he wants to invite you to LA to blow sh*t up with him in person. Seriously. Here’s how. In our conversation, we dig into lessons learned, routines, favorite books, and much more, including many stories I’ve never heard anywhere else.  I’m also giving away amazing goodies for this episode, so be sure to read this entire post. As a starting point, we cover: The Art of Psychological Warfare, and How Arnold Uses It to Win How Twins Became His Most Lucrative Movie…
  • How to Create a Blockbuster Podcast

    Ian Robinson
    28 Jan 2015 | 11:56 pm
    “What makes ‘good tape’? That is the question that has consumed my life for the past 20 years, and I have an answer for you…” – Alex Blumberg How do you create a blockbuster podcast? This episode explores the tips, tricks, and best practices of a master. My guest is Alex Blumberg, who cut his teeth on the king of all radio shows (This American Life) and recently co-founded Gimlet Media. Gimlet swiftly conquered the iTunes rankings with two blockbuster podcasts: Reply All and StartUp. Podcasters everywhere asked: how the hell does he do it?   This…
  • How to Be In My Next Big Book

    Tim Ferriss
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:13 am
    Photo Credit: Sarah Dippity The 4-Hour Workweek is coming up on its 10th anniversary in a few years (insane), and the time is ripe for a killer companion.  Therefore… My next book will be a monstrous encyclopedia of success stories from readers of The 4-Hour Workweek.  There are innumerable stories I couldn’t have predicted. Taking multiple companies to IPO? Getting to the Super Bowl? Building a seven-figure muse and traveling the world with a family of 3-7…as a single parent?! That’s just the beginning.  Now, I want to hear your story.  And I want to put you…
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    Cube Rules

  • Cube Rules Links, Saturday, February 28, 2015

    Scot Herrick
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Grab some coffee and take a look at what I’ve been saving up for you this week: Declaring Evernote bankruptcy You know how you get overwhelmed by a thousand emails in your email box? Then you simply decide to delete all of them, read or not, to get back to zero? That’s email bankruptcy. But […]
  • 4 reasons to help the company – but your company loyalty sucks

    Scot Herrick
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:21 pm
    One of the things that drives me crazy is Corporate Speak. It drives me crazy because it’s never specific enough to relate to our jobs and it is always an attempt to persuade employees that what the company is doing is great and deserves employee loyalty. All of the push for employee engagement, while rightfully […]
  • 2 monumental reasons for soft skills on your resume

    Scot Herrick
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    When we think of job skills on our resumes, we usually think of direct job skills — our education, certifications, programming languages, etc. Then we ignore our skills relating to teamwork or emotional maturity because, well, they are hard to quantify. And besides, who wants to talk about how great they are at working with […]
  • Cube Rules Links February 21, 2015

    Scot Herrick
    21 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Here’s what I’ve been saving up for you for the weekend. Go get a cup of coffee and check them out: Road warriors all have their favorite travel apps Christine Kane takes a look at her five favorite travel apps that you’ll actually use. How to show employees love Last weekend was Valentine’s Day and […]
  • How to best represent an accomplishment on your resume

    Scot Herrick
    20 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Resumes help you get the interview. Not the job. Just the interview. An important thing to get, of course! When a human is looking at your resume to make the decision to interview or not, the key question that needs answering is this: Will this person help the hiring manager reach his or her business […]
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    Epic Living

  • Situational Mentoring

    Eric
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:05 am
    //www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cnb6SCBWW-4
  • Why Men Don’t Value Women

    Eric
    11 Feb 2015 | 4:21 am
    Considering where we’re at in America (the world too) today, I felt moved to put this post from 2010 out again. I’m still learning… I’ve been thinking lately about what we value and what we don’t.  This is important because our values do define our lives. For example, if your career is what you value most, then everything (I mean everything) will be second to that.  I’m not writing to judge, just stating a reality.  It’s ironic how little values are considered in our current age. The above brings me to why men (significant numbers) don’t…
  • What Your Human Resources Department May Be Lacking

    Eric
    7 Feb 2015 | 4:37 am
  • Dehumanizing the Employee

    Eric
    6 Feb 2015 | 3:56 am
    In my last post, I rang the bell about the gap between human development and the advancements of technology. The disharmony is evident to many. Within the large and mid-market organizations, there is another disturbing trend afoot. We are witnessing the dehumanization of the employee. Dehumanizing the employee occurs as many employers are looking to advance efficiency and innovation. It’s a false belief that those twins can move human development the way technology does with automation or research. One area worth looking at is the process many organizations use to hire talent. Keep in…
  • The Problem with Technology

    Eric
    2 Feb 2015 | 4:21 am
    There are so many cool things about technology. To be living in this time you might feel lucky. If you’re someone like me, who lives with a chronic disease, your literal life may be impacted by the advancements technology brings. I am thankful. However, there is a problem with technology. As the advancement has moved at warped speed, so has the decline in the state of human beings. The state of: integrity wellbeing economics status quo culture The above 5 are just my mine. Would you add something to the list? Do you agree? Do you see the trend? Do you see the danger? I met with a…
 
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    The Change Blog

  • 5 Situations to Stand Up for What you Believe In

    Deborah Fike
    22 Feb 2015 | 7:29 am
    We all know people who are very adamant (and vocal) about sharing their beliefs.  They have Facebook feeds chock full of pointed articles, status updates, and pictures that support specific causes.  Whenever you meet them in person, topics generally go straight to those causes, and if you are even remotely argumentative, you will spend the evening having a debate.  The world needs these types of people with strong belief systems who fight inertia and status quo in the hopes of making an impact.  I applaud their efforts when I agree that their causes are ones worth fighting for. I am,…
  • When Working Corporate Serves Your Purpose

    Kym Wilson
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:54 am
    “Start where you are. Distant fields always look greener, but opportunity lies right where you are. Take advantage of every opportunity of service.”— Robert Collier I was flying back to Melbourne from Thailand after a week scuba diving in the Similan Islands, staring out the window at the star-studded sky, I knew for the first time in a long time what I wanted— freedom. I was in the midst of a career crisis and was shaken by the nagging feeling that I didn’t want to work in financial planning anymore after years of studying and working hard on my career. For months I had tried to…
  • How I Beat My Sugar Addiction

    Sara Marie
    12 Feb 2015 | 6:05 am
    “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates A Sugar Addict From the Beginning Sugar withdrawals can be hell, I know.  I’ve fought that battle many times before.  I think I was probably born with a candy bar in my hand.  As far back as I can remember, I have always favored munching on something sweet over “real food”. At that time, sugar was a normal part of being a kid and it was everywhere. I don’t remember anyone seriously setting limits on our sugar intake. In fact, inhaling the white powdery stuff was practically required anywhere we…
  • 5 Lessons I’ve Learned About Forming Healthy Habits

    Luke Jones
    10 Feb 2015 | 4:56 am
    “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”- Aristotle Habit forming is a topic that’s close to my heart. I was able to go from being an unhealthy university student, heading down an uninspiring career path, to someone who enjoys great health and is following their passion, simply by changing my habits. The journey wasn’t all plain sailing, and I made a whole load of mistakes on the way. But I stumbled forwards, and in the process I learned a thing or two about what it takes to form habits that are not just health promoting, but are lasting and…
  • Discovering Dad and the Past Perfect

    Gary Stokes
    8 Feb 2015 | 5:52 am
    Years ago, during a recapitulation of my life, I examined every memory I had of my relationship with my father.  I looked at us fearlessly and was, at the end of my examination, finally at peace with Dad.  My explanation of Dad as a father and as a man was loving but now seems almost clinical in its detachment as it documented his failures.  Here is part of my examination: Dad was an alcoholic.  In my last conversation with Mom, a few weeks before her death,  I asked her to tell me about their wedding day in 1935.  Grandpa and Grandma Janssen had not approved of Dad, she said.  “Why…
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    Alexandra Levit's Water Cooler Wisdom

  • Business Owners: Don't Get Tripped Up By Misclassification

    Alexandra Levit
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    My organization, the Career Advisory Board, which was established in 2010 by DeVry University, recently completed a research study with MBO Partners on the future of independent work.  We were interested in this topic because we had seen statistics that by 2020, nearly half the American workforce will consist of contract workers. Although organizations are employing increasing numbers of freelance workers, many are not properly schooled on how to classify these workers – which often leads to trouble down the line.  Fortunately, staffing, recruiting and…
  • Do You Know What You Do Really Well?

    Alexandra Levit
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    At the SilkRoad annual Connections conference, I heard a great session on driving a purpose-driven culture by Stacie Mallen. Stacie is a VP of HR for Ulthera, Inc., a manufacturer of a device that is used for non-invasive, non-surgical lifting and tightening of the skin. Stacie started the session by handing out hedgehogs (stuffed, not real).  She wanted us audience members to think about our purpose in work and life, illustrating what is known as the Hedgehog Concept in Jim Collins’ Good to Great. Collins told the story of the clever, devious fox and the simple…
  • What Kind of Culture Are You?

    Alexandra Levit
    19 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    In a session at SilkRoad Connections, Ulthera’s Stacie Madden placed the onus for cultural assessment on HR representatives.  Fortunately, auditing your culture does not have to be an overly complex or expensive proposition. The Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument is a valid method to examine organizational culture and the desire for change. University of Michigan business school professors Robert Quinn and Kim Cameron developed the model of the Competing Values Framework, consisting of four Competing Values that correspond to four types of…
  • In Today's Business World, It's Adapt or Die

    Alexandra Levit
    17 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Just how important is adaptability to business or career success? According to a 2013 study by DeVry University’s Career Advisory Board, 93 percent of hiring managers say that senior-level job seekers need to demonstrate the ability to adapt in order to cope with the ever-changing workplace. This type of senior leader—one who has learned how to roll with the punches—is essential to guiding 21st century businesses. Gallup’s famous StrengthsFinder talent assessment tool, which includes adaptability as a key dimension, defines the trait as "the ability…
  • What is Your Time Culture?

    Alexandra Levit
    12 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    In her book The Culture Map, global workplace expert Erin Meyer talks about one particular keynote speech she had to give to an audience in Brazil. Her remarks were slated to last 60 minutes, but the client said she could take all the time she needed. Meyer didn’t quite believe him. After all, during just about any keynote address in America, you can expect a firm index card countdown: “10 minutes remaining” “5 minutes remaining” “2 minutes remaining” At “0 minutes remaining,” you’d better get off that stage! Meyer took 65 minutes to give her Brazilian speech and had…
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    Minnesota Headhunter

  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

    Minnesota Headhunter
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:29 am
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Senior Campus Recruiter - Full Time Job - Accenture Contract Recruiter - Contract Job - Andersen Windows Talent Acquisition Recruiter - Full Time Job - Thomson Reuters Recruiter - Full Time Job - Thrivent Financial How to post a job (it’s free)? Send the content (preferably in Word) along with a link or email for folks to apply to paul@mnheadhunter.com   If you are using a RSS Feed click Minnesota Recruiter Jobs.   Stay in touch with me by clicking:      Newsletter Sign Up Email:  
  • Event: Midwest Capital Call 2015

    Minnesota Headhunter
    22 Feb 2015 | 4:17 pm
    The next Midwest Capital Call hosted by TECHdotMN is March 5th, 2015. This is a great event for entrepreneurs who are thinking about or in the process of looking for funding. One part panel conversation and one part individual Q&A. Investors attending include: Seth Levine, Foundry Group Joy Lindsay, Star Tec Ventures James Burgum, Arthur Ventures Daren Cotter, Angel Investor Larry Semler, Angel Investor Troy Vosseler, gener8tor Michael Gorman, Split Rock Ventures Ryan Broshar, Confluence Capital Partners Patrick Meenan, Arthur Ventures Guy Turner, Hyde Park Ventures Ben Hanten, Two…
  • 21 Ways To Not Quit A Job

    Minnesota Headhunter
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:57 am
    Do you remember Steven Slater? I didn’t think so. He was the JetBlue flight attendant who in 2010 melted down at the end of a flight and quit in a rather theatrical way. A quick post from back then: Take This Job And Shove It - Not A Great Exit Strategy Now you remember him, right? I just did a quick, simple Google search for him and I can’t find anything about him after his cyber celebrity status ended and he was sentenced to probation. I hope he’s well. I really do. I hope he found a career path and is happy. I do wonder if doing what he did was worth it to him. Going out in a blaze…
  • Event: Michigan Recruiters Conference

    Minnesota Headhunter
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:41 pm
    Hey Michigan Recruiters… get registered for this: March 13, 2015 is the first Michigan Recruiters Conference. Tim Sackett, President of HRU Technical Resources, writer, speaker and all around nice guy, and Jim D’Amico, Director of Talent Acquisition for Spectrum Healthone, writer, speaker and one of the funniest fellas I know, have been thinking about a Michigan Recruiters Conference for about a year and I am freaking thrilled that they are going forward with the idea. Knowing the impact we had on our Minnesota Recruiter and HR community with a similar event… I know this is going to be…
  • Conversation With A Hiring Manager… Are You Handling Me?

    Minnesota Headhunter
    17 Feb 2015 | 8:11 am
    Yesterday I had this text exchange: HIRING MANAGER: Are you handling me? ME: Yes HIRING MANAGER: I don't like it ME: Step back, I got this. Sometimes in the recruiting process hiring managers and candidates get in their own way. Maybe more often than sometimes. It may be that they are not being fully transparent with what they want. It may be that they are being really aggressive with what they want. This time I had it where the hiring manager and candidate really liked each other and they were trying to be who they thought the other person wanted them to be. And it was not working… they…
 
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    Keppie Careers

  • Does your company appreciate you?

    Miriam Salpeter
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:30 am
    Perhaps you are underappreciated and seeking a new job – hopefully, with a company that will be an improvement in the appreciation department. Sometimes, when you’re so focused on getting a job – just any job – it’s easy to forget that you should do a little research on your own to decide if you even want to work for the organization. Dan Campbell, 2014 chairman of the American Staffing Association and CEO of Hire Dynamics – a staffing company often recognized on Best Places to Work lists – suggests the following tips to help decide if an organization will appreciate you. Does…
  • How to be a cultural fit

    Miriam Salpeter
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:30 am
    You know looking for a job requires you to demonstrate your skills and accomplishments. You’ve put together your résumé and practiced answering questions about your five-year plan. You even have a great career story to tell, proving you’re prepared to help solve the organization’s biggest challenges. However, you’re concerned that having the right skills isn’t enough. A buzzword keeps popping up when you look for advice online: cultural fit. It can mean a lot of different things depending on your industry, but there’s no denying the role of personality and culture in making a…
  • Resume checklist

    Miriam Salpeter
    31 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Here’s another post celebrating this being my seventh year of blogging. (Happy Birthday to KeppieCareers.com/blog!) This was one of my very first blog posts, offering a resume checklist, but I think it still makes key points about how to create an effective marketing document to help you land a new job for the new year. Does your resume represent the best you have to offer?  When you read it, are you proud to say that it represents you? Does your resume need a make-over?  Review your resume with these tips in mind… ** Does your resume target your audience? ** Every job and each…
  • Looking for a new job in the new year?

    Miriam Salpeter
    30 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Time flies when you are having fun. It’s true! I realized this week is the seven-year anniversary of my blog. In celebration of the blog-aversary, I thought it would be fun to revisit my very first posts from seven years ago. I was surprised to find out that, while I wasn’t talking so much about social media in that first week of blogging, the advice I provided seven years ago is still sound and valid today. Below is the text of my very first blog post. Do any of these statements resonate with you? If so, it’s probably time to start thinking about how you are going to make a…
  • Don’t make this major job search mistake

    Miriam Salpeter
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:40 am
    Have you ever made a big job search mistake and wish you could have a “do over?” Unfortunately, there are no do overs when it comes to job search, so avoid career-ending mistakes before they derail your search. Perhaps you saw the story about a photographer and editor who accidentally included a section of her cover letter applying for a job with Buzzfeed as a caption sent to all of the AP’s newspaper clients. In one accidental click of the mouse, she made two major mistakes at work. She posted an inaccurate caption for a photo (a major gaffe for an editor, whose main job is…
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    So You Want To Be a Banquet Manager

  • The Implication of Correctness

    TonBad
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:33 am
    One of the dilemmas a business must face is the “implication of correctness”.With this comes the trust of the people, whether warranted or not. Business owners are put into a position where they are looked at as being right or correct and endowed with power, esteem and virtue.“The advertized product MUST be as good as they say or they wouldn’t say it” is something I’ve heard from many people after watching an effective TV commercial.  “It must be true; it looks like it will work great”.  Automatic validation of a product or service is a powerful force.  A…
  • Why You Can’t Be a Perfectionist Forever

    TonBad
    20 Feb 2015 | 5:24 am
    One of the challenges faced by a perfectionist is longevity.When we are younger and have energy to burn, we can relentlessly work through exhaustion and jump through hoops daily to achieve the perfection we seek.Usually this perfection is attained solely from our personal labor since “no one else can make it perfect but me”.But as we move through time we slow down, slow down enough to the point where we don’t have an unlimited supply of energy, not enough time can be spent away from our family or illnesses arise that supply the setbacks of life.This is when the perfectionist wished that…
  • Great Customer Service from Seasonal Employees

    TonBad
    11 Feb 2015 | 7:13 pm
    Recently I was asked to teach a customer service training class for the new hires of a ski resort.The seasonal resort just completed their job fair and had their newest set of fresh-faced recruits all ready for work; they just needed to know how to deal with their customers.In preparation, I met with the resort’s management to find out some information about the new hires, if there were specific topics they want covered and what their expectations were for the class.  Here is what I learned:Job Fair attendees: 200Employees Hired: 180Positions Hired: ski lift operator, equipment rental…
  • 6 Reasons Why Senior Managers Get So Soft

    TonBad
    6 Feb 2015 | 4:13 am
    Remember that guy you used to work with years ago, the one that was always “burning the midnight oil”, and the one that was driven like no other and was on a fast track to promotion after promotion?  We all knew he would “be the boss” someday.Well it finally happened…he is now the boss.  He sits in the big cushy corner office and rules his department with an iron hand.  Week after week, month after month he is still blazing a trail for others to follow.  Not taking any stuff from his underlings he doles out discipline when needed; a stern warning today,…
  • Speak to Me as a Person and Don’t Read a Script

    TonBad
    31 Jan 2015 | 4:28 pm
    Too many businesses continue to offer a workplace that leaves no room for the employee’s personality to come through. They must recite a script written by someone that sits in an office far removed from the customer or by a development team that has never been “on the front lines” with the guest.They think they know better…but do they?Too much money and resources are spent on focus groups, surveys & varying advertizements.  All that is left is a cocktail of words with no meaning, phrases that are cold, removed from any true feelings and fake.Treat me like a…
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    JibberJobber Blog

  • Ask The Experts: David Safeer

    Jason Alba
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:17 am
    David Safeer is not a career coach or career professional. He is a professional who started using JibberJobber a few years ago.  I’ve emailed him a number of times over the years and always found him to be really nice, and from his LinkedIn Profile, I can tell he is quite accomplished. In this hour+ conversation, we talked about a bunch of things, and there were some big AHA! moments for me.  Here are some of my notes with times… enjoy! 0:00 — introduction 3:00 – who is David Safeer… his background and professional career 6:00 topic of branding, and…
  • Introducing The First JibberJobber Certified Career Coaches

    Jason Alba
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:02 am
    Last week we ended six-weeks of courses for the JibberJobber Career Professional Certification.  This was six weeks of training in the breadth and depth of JibberJobber, which will be immensely helpful as these coaches help their clients get more value out of relationship management and follow-up tools.  What job seeker doesn’t need relationship management and follow-up help? Note: If you are a career professional, and want to do the certification, the price is still discounted from $397 to only $97. Sign up here, or learn more here. And now, introducing the first four coaches who…
  • How Multi-associations Work: Contact(s) + Job(s) + Companie(s)

    Jason Alba
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:16 am
    Probably bad grammar to write “companie(s)” but I wanted to be consistent with the (s)… Anyway… Kimberley writes: ” I cannot seem to figure out how to associate jobs with contacts and contacts with jobs.  I just see “associate documents.” A couple of things to know: Associate Documents: This is to associate documents you’ve entered into the Documents Manager (either upload or associated with Dropbox).  When you do this you can see a report of how many times you’ve associated (or, used) that document.  So, you can see that you’ve used…
  • How To Get Around the Ridiculous LinkedIn Search Limitations

    Jason Alba
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:02 pm
    I blogged about this here: Bogus: LinkedIn search limits I’ve been following threads by people who do LinkedIn training, like career counselors, and individuals who own their own business.  This limitation hampers their ability to promote LinkedIn, and even show how to do a good search, in LinkedIn.  Paying for a normal account might not even solve the problem. Until someone at LinkedIn wakes up and pulls the plug on this horrific limitation that is only making LinkedIn unusable by people (ask me how I really feel), I’ll suggest a workaround for you. I actually blogged about the…
  • How do JibberJobber Recurring Action Items Work?

    Jason Alba
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:48 pm
    My good friend in the New England area writes: “Is there a video on using recurring action items? I see the button but can’t figure out how to, say, call someone every two months.” I don’t have a video on this, yet, but I’m sure I will someday.  One reason I didn’t do a video is because it works pretty much the same way that outlook and Gmail do it… before we break it down, though, let me provide something of a glossary: Log Entry: This is something that happened that I want to keep track of.  For example, “We had lunch, you paid, and we talked…
 
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    Lance Haun

  • How to Publicly Criticize Your Employees, Phil Jackson Style

    Lance Haun
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    Phil Jackson had some things to say about how the New York Knicks have been playing. Unfortunately, he told the world about it on Twitter, like someone complaining about bad dinner service at a hotel restaurant (via NY Daily News): Phil Jackson’s moves and Carmelo Anthony’s injury have left the Knicks without much of a chance to win many games for the remainder of the season, but that didn’t stop the Zen Master from expressing his displeasure following Sunday’s 101-83 loss to the Cavaliers. “Each NBA game is an opportunity for players to show their “best” nature and…
  • Ranking Posts by @SteveBoese, Ranked

    Lance Haun
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:10 am
    Occasionally, my friend and 8 man rotation compatriot Steve Boese writes a post ranking certain aspects of life with minimal explanation. Today, I rank those posts from best to worst. 1. Rob Lowes 2. Months 3. Basketball Shots 4. Store Bought Cookies 5. Grunge Songs 6. Ways to Contact Steve 7. Classic Toys 8. Getting Hit by a Bus 9. Getting Hit by Another Bus 10. Getting Hit by, Somehow, Yet Another Bus 11. Breakfast Cereals
  • “I’m Busy”

    Lance Haun
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:48 am
    A lot of conversations these days start off the same way. Me: Hey, how’s it going? Them: Good. Really busy. You? Me: Same. Over and over again it goes. I’m busy. I’m writing a lot — for work most of the time, not for myself. When I get to the end of my day, I don’t necessarily want to spend time in front of the computer again. I have too many built in excuses. I’m traveling. Kid time and wife time take up a majority of my evenings. I’m going to bed earlier because I’m getting up earlier. I’ve ended some days with my fingers very literally…
  • Announcing The 8 Man Rotation – 2014 Edition

    Lance Haun
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:33 am
    It’s a big day. The 2014 edition of The 8 Man Rotation is out! You can read it over at The 8 Man Rotation site or below. Big thanks as always goes to the professor, Matthew Stollak, for compiling the ebook for the group for a fifth year and a shoutout to Paul Hebert for writing this year’s foreword. This year’s version of the ebook has to be one of the most solid since I officially posted as little as I ever have in the last eight years of writing. That’s a problem that will be resolved soon, trust me. For now, you can get your fill of Steve Boese, Kris Dunn, Tim…
  • Thoughts on #Ubergate

    Lance Haun
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:16 pm
    The media is up in arms over Uber because they threatened to dig up dirt on the personal lives of people in the media who don’t write nice things about them. They aren’t taking it lying down, either. They are deleting the app everyone! I repeat: THEY ARE DELETING THE APP. That’s as severe as it gets for tech journos. Now, the real reason they are deleting the app is because intimidating the press is a shitty thing to do. That’s reason enough. Even though some media outlets do dig into the personal lives of tech executives (ahem, Valleywag), most don’t — at…
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    Laurie Ruettimann » Laurie Ruettimann -

  • Snow Days: If I Don’t Work, I Don’t Get Paid

    ruettimann
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:45 am
    I have complained non-stop about the snow. This winter has been a beast. And based on what I see on Facebook, your kids are driving you crazy. But we barely suffer. When the weather is horrible, there are real consequences for American families. Snow days amplify food insecurity. Some kids only eat when they go to school. Some people work in the restaurant industry and only eat when they go to work. People are going hungry, and it’s unfair and unnecessary. Snow days hit the bottom line for many American families. Nobody is saving any cash, and if you earn an hourly wage, the weather has…
  • Marathon Monday: Not Much Running Happening Around Here

    ruettimann
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:45 am
    The weather has been très crappy in North Carolina. We had a freak amount of snow. Then we had ice. The skies are gray. The vibe is blue. My travel is a mess. I haven’t run in over 10 days. Not running is a dangerous thing for me. I am feeling moody and edgy, which is something one of my very first mentors warned me about. You can’t solely rely on running to fight depression and anxiety. What if you get injured? What if there’s bad weather? You need multiple tools in your toolbox. Sheesh, no joke. Those days are here. I can’t run on a treadmill for shit, so it’s…
  • You Are Not a Comedian

    ruettimann
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:45 am
    I would like to apologize for live-tweeting major award ceremonies like the Oscars and the Grammys. (What a waste of time. I’m sorry.) I would like to apologize for commenting on what people are wearing while wearing yoga pants and my retainers. (I’m an ass.) I would like to apologize for contributing to a social media environment where everybody chimes in on current events and tries to be funnier than the next person. (None of us are as funny as we think we are, and this is especially true in my case.) I am starting to count up all the hours I’ve wasted being…
  • Home #trulondon

    ruettimann
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:45 am
    Since the 1990s, I have lived in 18 different locations, which includes two countries, four states, seven cities, a multiple of municipalities, several poorly-furnished corporate apartments — and I’ve had six cats (RIP, Lucy) and tons of foster animals. Raleigh has been my home for seven years, and I love it, but most of you know that I was born in Chicago. I haven’t lived there for many years, and when I go back, the town is nearly unrecognizable. Yes, North Michigan Avenue is lovely; however, outside of 10 beautiful blocks of luxury hotels and shopping, the streets seem…
  • HR Advisors

    ruettimann
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:45 am
    I am doing a few events, this spring, where I’m talking about high-performing HR advisors. People want to know — what does great HR look like? Well, I don’t want to dismiss the question. I think it’s interesting. But sometimes I shake my head because … and I hate to be so obvious … who teaches great people to be great? Nobody. You know that. What I end up teaching is courage, sorta. Nobody will fire you for being great, so I challenge my audience to take a risk. Despite what people tell you, go ahead and be amazing and kick ass and break stereotypes and…
 
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    Great Leadership

  • How to Deal with Difficult Employees

    2 Mar 2015 | 5:30 am
    There's a workplace epidemic out there, and it's not the flu. It's difficult co-workers, and managers who don't seem to give a damn or are clueless as to how to deal with them.Read my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership for a proven, step-by-step methodology, and pass it along to your favorite manager as a public service. 
  • How Managers can Become Awesome Coaches

    25 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Can a manager learn to be an effective coach? Yes! But they have to be willing to let go of some assumptions and pick up some new skills. Read my latest post over at About.com to find out how.
  • You Don’t Need a Position or a Title to be a Great Leader

    22 Feb 2015 | 1:11 pm
    You don't need a formal position or a title to be a leader. ReadScott Edinger’s guest post over at About.com to find out what it takes to be a "hidden leader".
  • Don't Expect Your Employees to be Mind Readers!

    18 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    All employees want to know “what’s expected of me”, and any manager should be able to answer this question. Explaining performance expectations is important to employees, it improves productivity, and it doesn’t cost a dime.So then why are so many employees still being kept in the dark when it comes to figuring out what’s important to their managers? Why won’t managers do it?Read my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership to learn a simple yet effective way to develop employee performance expectations so they don’t have to be mind readers.
  • 11 Essential Employee Questions That Every Manager Should Know How to Answer

    16 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    There are 11 basic, fundamental, essential employee questions that every manager should be able to instantly answer. Go to About.com Management and Leadership to find out what they areSee if you can, and if not, maybe it’s time to find out for yourself!
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    The Accidental IT Leader

  • Why GM Created A Team Of 8,000 Programmers

    drjim
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:53 am
    GM is changing how they sell carsImage Credit: Seattle Municipal Archives So IT manager, how many people are on your team? How hard is it to keep track of them and what they are currently working on? I’m willing to bet that it probably takes up most of your available time. Over at GM they just hired 8,000 new developers. How would you like to manage that team? What are they trying to accomplish? The Problem With Trying To Order A Truck Have you ever bought a car or a truck? If you are like most of us then the answer to this question is “yes”. How did you go about doing it?
  • Just Exactly How Much Does Your IT Team Believe In You?

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

    drjim
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    It’s not easy, but sometimes letting go lets you do more Image Credit: David Goehring Most of us who have become IT managers did it by first being IT workers. While we held the jobs that got us here, we learned an important lesson. That lesson was that if we wanted something done right, then we really needed to do it ourselves. Once we become IT managers, even though we now have IT manager skills things didn’t really change. We still ended up getting our hands dirty when something really had to be done the right way. Perhaps this is not the right way to be doing things… Is It…
  • 3 Places To Go Looking For Innovation

    drjim
    12 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    Innovation is something that does not just show up – you have to go looking for itImage Credit: Bada Bing In order for your IT team to accomplish all that is being asked of it, both you and your team are going to have to become innovative. As we are all probably quite aware of now, this is an easy thing to say, but it can be devilishly difficult to do no matter what IT manager skills we believe we have. The heart of the problem comes from not knowing where an IT manager needs to start your search when you go looking for the inspiration that often turns into innovation. Three Places Where…
  • What Should An IT Manager Do When They Are Out Of Options?

    drjim
    5 Feb 2015 | 1:00 am
    ICE had a very large system error that caused trades to be cancelledImage Credit: PR Newswire As IT managers, it’s our responsibility to use our IT manager skills and our IT teams to ensure that the company’s tools and IT systems are always up and operating correctly. If those tools are the primary way that the company makes money, then our job is doubly important. That’s why a recent system error that occurred on options exchanges run by IntercontinentalExchange (ICE) should capture our attention. What Went Wrong The world of modern financial markets is both complex and…
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    Mary Elizabeth Bradford - The Career Artisan

  • Five Dilemmas Facing Executives Changing Careers

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

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

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:50 am
    Minerals and metals drive America forward. Automobile enthusiasts have descended upon Washington for the Auto Show starting today to preview the newest models and advancements in the industry. While many will attend to preview the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 or the historic GM Futurliner No. 10, others will join policymakers to discuss important issues facing the […]
  • Growing Industries: E-Commerce and Discount Wholesaling

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:41 pm
    “We are very pleased with having Mr. Ed Torres join us and with GoEZ … and discount wholesaling industries is one of the fastest growing sectors of the … “The GoEZ platform under SpikCo affords us access to growth potential. Read more here:    http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/tanke-inc-completes-the-goez-group-acquisition-otc-pink-tnke-1982976.htm Share this:
  • Job Interviews: 5 Reasons You Won’t Get Hired

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
    After coaching hundreds of professionals over the years, it has been enlightening to see and understand the various reasons people don’t get hired. Here are a few mistakes you can easily avoid with a little practice: Mistake #1: Too Arrogant There is a fine line between the confidence you need to have and being overly […]
 
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    CAREEREALISM.com

  • 3 Ways To Be Memorable During An Interview

    Ariella Coombs
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:35 pm
    When you go into a job interview, your goal is to make a good impression, right? Kind of. The goal is to make a *memorable* impression – You want them to automatically think of you when someone asks, “Who should we hire?” Related: Interview Hack: Document Everything! How how can you make such a powerful impression? Here are some ways to be memorable during an interview: 1. Show genuine enthusiasm. We’ve hired several people since I started joined CAREEREALISM three years ago. Since we’re a small company, I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of the hiring process. One thing that…
  • Poor Time Management: Is It You Or Your Workload?

    Tracey Parsons
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    It can be easy to fall behind with our work – things come up (like about a billion snow days), or a lack of focus, or we’re tired or not inspired. What’s interesting is that everyone has different times of day when they work best. Some people cannot work well after three, others before 10. Me, for example, I cannot write anything after noon. Related: 7 Ways To Stay Productive At Work It is a struggle. And some of these reasons leave us feeling behind and overwhelmed. But, another reason is that time management is difficult. When we are not really managing our time well, that…
  • 4 Simple Ways To Overcome The Age Factor In Your Resume

    Jessica Holbrook Hernandez
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Growing older is something that creeps into the mind of many professionals, especially if they’ve reached their 50s or 60s and are on the hunt for a new job. Some worry they may not be considered viable candidates in the eyes of employers when compared to younger professionals. Related: How To Address An Incomplete Degree On Your Resume But as a wise, skilled, top-level candidate, there is no reason for you to feel any less qualified. In fact, you are likely more qualified than younger competitors; you just need to prove it. Overcome the age factor in your resume by utilizing the…
  • 5 Ideas That Can Accelerate Your Leadership

    Deborah Shane
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:00 pm
    “Leadership is much more an art, a belief, a condition of the heart, than a set of things to do.” (Max De Pree) Related: 7 Tips For Becoming A Leader At Work A little while back, I was very inspired by the people and presenters at our “Empowering Women in Leadership” event. We covered and discussed growing into your potential, influence vs. authority, leadership defined through personal, business and family, and the future of how women can grow into their leadership. The data and trends strongly point to women continuing to be a majority and a force. They are starting businesses…
  • Job Search: How To Write Accomplishment Stories

    Heather Huhman
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:45 pm
    During your job search, it’s vital to be confident in your abilities and accomplishments from your past experience. An employer won’t be able to figure these things out (nor should they have to). Related: Interview Hack: Document Everything! You need to sell yourself sufficiently in order to make them believe you are the best fit for the opening. Do you know how to convey your accomplishments through telling compelling stories on your resume, cover letter, and networking opportunities? The key to creating a good accomplishment story is to focus on the elements of this model. How To Write…
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    CareerSolvers

  • Famous and Infamous Office Romances

    Barbara Safani
    14 Feb 2015 | 9:48 am
    According to a 2015 CareerBuilder Office Romance Survey, 37 percent of workers surveyed reported they have dated someone they have worked with and 24 percent of office romances involved a superior. Nearly 1 in 5 workers who have had an office romance (19 percent) have had an affair with a co-worker where one person involved was married at the time. Here are 10 celebrities and famous politicians who were outed for an affair with a subordinate or co-worker. 1. Arnold Schwarzenegger In 2011, Schwarzenegger fathered a child with a household staff member, Mildred Patricia Baena. As a result,…
  • Brian Williams and Others Who Damage Their Careers by Lying

    Barbara Safani
    10 Feb 2015 | 9:40 pm
    NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams has been suspended without pay following news that he misrepresented his account of an Iraq War mission in 2003. Unfortunately, Williams is not alone; many have misrepresented themselves on the job and some have escaped the career consequences better than others. 1. Chief Executive of RadioShack, Dave Edmondson Edmondson claimed to hold degrees in psychology and theology from Pacific Coast Baptist College in California. He never graduated from this school. He handed in his resignation after the Fort Worth Star-Telegram broke the story. Edmondson went on…
  • Job Search Tips for Employees of RadioShack and Others Facing a Layoff

    Barbara Safani
    3 Feb 2015 | 5:27 am
    According to recent reports, RadioShack is preparing to shut down in a bankruptcy deal that would sell almost half its stores to Sprint and close the rest. And a similar layoff scene is playing out in many other well-known companies across the nation. Yet many people wait until the other shoe drops before making any plans about future employment. . Even if you think your job is not in jeopardy today, you should always be proactively managing your career because stuff happens…quickly. Here are some things I hope employees at RadioShack (and elsewhere) do before the pink slip arrives.
  • Potential Workplace Bullying Leads to Tragedy

    Barbara Safani
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:36 am
    Recently, New York City was the scene of two work-related suicides. In one instance, a Home Depot employee shot his boss and then killed himself and in the other, a former employee of Fox shot himself to death outside the company’s New York headquarters. In the first case, we know there was an argument between the supervisor and employee; in the second case, the employee had been seen shortly before his death handing out fliers saying the company had ended his career and suggesting on different social media channels that he was the victim of workplace bullying. Whether this was indeed…
  • How to Use Facebook as a Job Search Tool

    Barbara Safani
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    Many people use Facebook on a regular basis to stay in touch with friends and family, but few recognize the value Facebook can play in a job search. Most people find their jobs through people they know, and the affinities on Facebook are perhaps the strongest of any social networking platform. While we might connect with someone on LinkedIn, Google+ or Twitter that we don’t know very well (or at all), we are much less likely to do so on Facebook. The quality of the connections on Facebook lends itself to fertile ground for immediate and meaningful networking. Here are tips for getting…
 
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    Administrative Arts

  • Ask the Admin: Greeting clients

    Jodith
    20 Feb 2015 | 3:35 pm
    We have a question today about greeting clients. Good morning Ma, I am going for an interview for the post of a hotel  Receptionist  Pls i would like to know more on how to greet a customer when they walk in. Thanks How you greet clients is extremely important. Let’s face it, you are one of the first faces a client sees.  One of the first voices a client hears. The first thing to remember is that many companies will have a standard greeting they want everyone to use. If not, any basic friendly greeting will be appropriate, such as,  “Good morning (afternoon,  evening).
  • Ask the Admin: Using a Travel Agency

    Jodith
    20 Mar 2013 | 10:03 pm
    Jacquelyn asks: I am accepting a position wherein I will have to make travel arrangements.  I will need a step by step guide or a travel agency that will assist me.  Will any of the travel agencies assist me in making travel arrangements.  Is this free?  Using a Travel Agent First of all, yes, most travel agencies and agents charge fees. Once upon a time travel agents were paid by the airlines and hotels, but that stopped quite some time ago, so you need to understand your company’s policy about their use. Some companies actually have contracts with particular travel agencies, so be…
  • blog status update

    Jodith
    7 Jul 2012 | 5:41 pm
    I know people are wondering what is happening with this blog. If you know me personally, or have even googled my name, you know I have had health struggles my whole life, primarily with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. About 2 years ago things became much worse, and for the last year I’ve spent the majority of my time in bed. I’ve been looking, though, for ways to work from bed. I’m working with some voice recognition software and other tools, and I hope I’ll be able to take up blogging again soon. Thank you to all of you who have called and emailed to check on me and…
  • Working From Home: Notary Public

    Jodith
    2 May 2011 | 1:00 am
    One work-from-home option open to Administrative and Executive Assistants is working as a Notary Public. The main job of a Notary Public is to witness signatures and attest to the authenticity of the signature. Depending on the applicable laws for your state, a Notary may also administer oaths and affirmations, certify copies, and in some states even officiate at weddings. Why Run a Notarial Business There are pros and cons to offering notarial services.  First the pros. You can get started with a limited investment. You’ll need a computer and internet access, of course, and you’ll also…
  • Work From Home Careers for Admins

    Jodith
    7 Mar 2011 | 9:04 am
    Have you been laid off?  Having trouble finding another job?  Welcome to the club!  So many administrative personnel have lost their jobs in the down economy, and the job growth for our industry just isn’t where it needs to be.  One option for those of us tired of waiting for the phone to ring is starting our own businesses. With the economy still depressed, many administrative assistants who have been laid off, including me, are starting their own businesses in order to make ends meet.  As part of my continuing series, So You’ve Been Laid Off, I’m going to discuss some of the…
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    Who's and What's Concerning Your Career

  • What Actually Goes Into Creating The Perfect Resume?

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Blaise Pascal, French mathematician, physicist, and inventor, is attributed to writing in a letter to a friend, “I’m sorry I wrote you such a long letter; I didn’t have time to write a short one.” This is the key idea when writing a good resume. A good resume should be precise, clean, and exact … The ...
  • Solace for the Unemployed

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:48 am
    We are continuously reminded of unemployment rates, numbers of jobs lost, and so on, but what is often not as easily seen is the emotional impact of long-term joblessness. Adding to the mix of stress, job-search strategies we used just a couple years ago provided some result, but those same strategies today are producing less and ...
  • Medieval Coin Collectors Need Not Apply

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:09 am
    Sometimes it can be good to go old school, but not always. Can you determine which of the following is an example of a rewind gone bad? a) Dusting off some classic 80’s tunes and jamming out. b) Pulling out a pen and paper and writing someone a letter. c) Grabbing a jump rope and getting fit. d) Including a hobbies section ...
  • 5 Job Boards + 5 Recruiters for Hospitality Professionals

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    22 Feb 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Seeking a recruiter or job board that caters to those in the hospitality field? When employment agencies just aren’t enough, utilizing job boards and recruiters to boost your job search efforts can be an ideal solution. The following list of sites enables you to submit your resume to job boards and recruiters that are perfect ...
  • What is the Hiring Manager Really Thinking?

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:30 am
    Hiring as a social transaction? The continual and complex exchange of managers dipping into the talent pool to pluck candidates and candidates offering up their talent and services is, at its heart, all about social interaction. It makes sense, therefore, that the hiring manager will be more likely to choose someone he or she knows, or ...
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    StandoutJobs » StandoutJobs

  • What You Must Know About Education and Entertainment in the Gaming Technology

    Sampson
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:48 am
    The gaming technology has made the word of entertainment greatly educative and inspiring. You are going to get lots of vital information and also stand chances of improving in your knowledge at every point in time simply through gaming entertainment. Almost every area of human endeavors has been analyzed in the virtual form through gaming technology. Some proves to this is the development of play for purpose games which are designed for those that are looking for games that will impact their life in one way or the other. Extent the Image on You Video Games to Your Wall Are you looking for…
  • Importance of Gaming and Technology in Today’s World

    Sampson
    21 Feb 2015 | 8:43 am
    There has been much criticism that surrounds gaming these days especially when it comes to use of these games by children. Many people pinpoint the fact that this technological innovation in the gaming world actually hinders the educational development of children. People also tend to emphasize upon the fact that it leads to problems of violence in children. Furthermore, it has been criticized that constant use of technology has hazardous side effects. However, in today’s world, 3D gaming has become extremely common. This is a new form of technology (at least relatively) and there is much…
 
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    10GM - Career Advice

  • Episode #3: Match for Life

    10goodminutes@gmail.com
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Episode #3: Match for Life To download this podcast, click here Andy Willner, VP at Sensata, outlines how his company is looking for students who are interested in a long-term employment and how authenticity during the interview helps to find a true match. Company: The name Sensata comes from the Latin word sensata, meaning “those gifted with sense”. Our highly engineered devices satisfy the world’s growing need for safety, energy efficiency, and a clean environment. These are devices that improve safety, efficiency and comfort for millions of people every day and are used in…
  • Episode #2: Eye Contact

    10goodminutes@gmail.com
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:51 am
    Episode #2: Eye Contact To download this podcast, click here John Eales, Head of Global Service Engineering in North America at Nokia, is looking for engineers with excellent communication skills to provide outstanding service to Nokia’s customers, among them AT&T, Spring, T-Mobile, Verizon. Company: Nokia Networks (formerly Nokia Siemens Networks(NSN)) is a multinational data networking and telecommunications equipment company headquartered in Espoo, Finland. Nokia Networks has operations in around 150 countries. Links: Nokia John Eales Tags: #Nokia #Eales #Computer Science…
  • Episode #1: Humility

    10goodminutes@gmail.com
    4 Feb 2015 | 11:20 am
    Episode #1: Humility To download this podcast, click here David Delaney, senior technical recruiter at Yext, talks about the importance of collaboration, determination, flexibility, the desire to learn & grow, and the tricky balance between humility and confidence. Company: Yext lets marketers manage their local content, listings, store pages, social pages, campaigns, and more with Yext Digital Presence Management Software. Over 400,000 businesses, including dozens of Fortune 500 companies and top retailers, use the Yext Cloud.Yext is based in the heart of New York City with 350 employees…
  • Episode #0: Intro Podcast

    10goodminutes@gmail.com
    4 Feb 2015 | 8:37 am
    10 Good Minutes for Engineers To download this podcast, click here --> Jamie Kalousdian and Werner Zorman introduce their podcast series for engineering students: What, Why and How? Jamie Kalousdian is co-host and co-producer of 10GM’s podcast series for engineers. Roped into getting in front of the mic over a beer by Werner (a very persuasive guy when at the Chapter House Pub) is pretty sure he didn’t miss his calling – to be in radio – but is having a blast creating valuable content for the Cornell community and beyond with his buddy Werner. Jamie has been responsible for creating…
  • Episode #16: Jacie Stivers, Entrepreneur in Residence, Cornell University

    10goodminutes@gmail.com
    30 May 2011 | 4:00 am
    Executive producer of NIBB, Jamie Kalousdian, interviews Jacie Stivers to get the Cornell Entrepreneur of the Year’s final advice for the semester. To download this podcast, click here Jacie is the host of the new Entrepreneurship segment of 10GM. She is the principal managing partner of Commercial Investment Real Estate, Inc. located in Melbourne Florida. Started in 1983 with less than $500 of her own funding, Jacie grew Commercial Investment Real Estate to become one of the premier commercial real estate brokerage firms in the Space Coast of Florida, handling over $100M in closings.
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    Blue Sky Resumes Blog

  • The Top 10 Executive Resume Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

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

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

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

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

    Louise Fletcher
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    If you’re thinking about hiring a professional resume writer, or maybe just researching resume writers to understand more about the pluses and minuses, this article is for you. As a professional resume writer myself, I’m often asked by potential clients whether they really need a rewrite. You might think I’d always say yes, but actually that’s not the case. The truth is that, while many people benefit from the work of professional resume writers, not everyone needs our help. In this article, I’m going to sort through the facts about resume writers, and hopefully help you decide a)…
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    Sweet Careers Consulting

  • Resume Phrases – Resident Assistant

    Sweet - aka Grace Kutney
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:57 pm
    As a resident assistant, the work you do is vital to your residents and your campus, but sometimes, capturing the richness of your experience on a resume can be challenging. Here are a handful of sample resume phrases to help you describe your Resident Assistant experience: Designed and delivered wide range of programming options for residents, resulting in 5% increase in student participation over previous year Participated in extensive safety training and on-going professional development Acted as mediator for residents and helped identify practical solutions for disagreements Maintained…
  • Quick Tip: Remove comments before you submit your resume

    Sweet - aka Grace Kutney
    3 Feb 2015 | 1:28 pm
    If you’ve ever had a resume reviewed by a friend, professor, or career advisor, they may have added comments, made changes, or revised your document in some way.  This feedback can be very helpful, but if you don’t remove those comments and changes, you may unintentionally send them to your prospective employer!  (Just so you know, I don’t use the comment feature when I review your resume; I’ll send you a video review containing all my suggestions and revisions.) When you open your resume file, you can choose “No Markup” in the “Display for…
  • Quick Tip: Use a word cloud to improve your resume

    Sweet - aka Grace Kutney
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    I’m sure you’ve seen word clouds before – you know, they’re those fun collages made up of words. Sites like Wordle, Tagxedo, and Word It Out, allow you to paste text into a box then generate a word cloud that highlights the most frequently used words in the text.  (Some sites, like Tagxedo, even let you create a word cloud based on a specific shape – like the Sweet Careers logo!) Word cloud generators are also an easy, (and fun), way to check which keywords your resume, (or the job description for a position you’re applying for), is emphasizing. All you…
  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    Sweet - aka Grace Kutney
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    First off, I apologize for the lack of content lately. This fall has been an incredibly busy time for Sweet Careers and for me personally. But I am hoping to get into a more regular publishing schedule again, soon. Thank-you!! I also want to say a big thank you to all of the amazing students and young professionals I’ve had the pleasure of assisting these past few months. You’ve all been working so hard and I am so proud of all of you! Keep up the good work, and know I’m here if you need any help along the way. A huge thanks has to be given to my amazing family and friends.
  • Feeling Hopeless

    Sweet - aka Grace Kutney
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:29 pm
    The holiday season can be a wonderful, joyous time for many. However, it can also leave people feeling overwhelmed, sad, exhausted, and lonely. If you’re feeling hopeless or depressed this holiday season, or any time of the year, please reach out. If you don’t have family or friends that you can contact, many university campuses have emergency/crisis hotlines available, and there are services in your community that can help, too. If you are in the Fox Cities, here are some numbers you can call for help: Outagamie County Crisis Intervention: (920) 832-4646 Winnebago County Crisis…
 
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    Success Circuit

  • Mena Massoud – Starring in new series Open Heart

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

    Michelle
    7 Feb 2015 | 11:33 am
    All Glee viewers will know who the ‘mystery voice’ belongs to by now. One episode shows Glee’s most beloved characters roaming the halls of McKinley High School trying to find out who the voice that they hear around the school, belongs to in order to recruit the owner to the school’s Glee Club, The New […]
  • Ginny DiGuiseppi – YouTube Geek

    Michelle
    3 Feb 2015 | 12:12 pm
    Parody lovers and YouTube followers may know Ginny DiGuiseppi from her years wowing the YouTube universe, I was privileged to talk to her about her journey from private geek to professional geek. For our viewers who don’t know who you are can you tell us a little about yourself and what it is you do? […]
  • The Shires – Brave, an Album Review

    Michelle
    28 Jan 2015 | 6:54 am
    The Shires are a Country music duo comprising of Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes. After Crissie replied to Ben’s call for a country singer on Facebook in 2014, they met up and are starting to make history. Not only do they have the support of BBC Radio 2 but they are also signed by legend […]
  • Turning the Tables on Success Circuit

    Michelle
    27 Jan 2015 | 12:50 pm
    I met Michelle over the internet when I joined a group of writers back in 2012. She was so encouraging of my attempts to write that I loved her immediately. She was kind and harsh, supportive and critical – in essence, the perfect person to be my mentor. I had known her for a few […]
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    Dan Erwin

  • Blistering Job Growth....

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

    Dan Erwin
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:52 am
    No question but what America's labor market really boomed in 2014. In fact there were 3 million more people in work than a year earlier. According to a recent study reported in The Economist, the ratio of job seekers to actual job openings fell "from a peak of seven to one in 2009 to two to one in November 2014." Why is this? Or, What caused this? In a fascinating piece of research from the National Bureau of Economic Research, the failure of congress to reauthorize those benefit extensions that were introduced during the Great Recession evidently impacted the unemployed…
  • The Marshmallow Test. . . .

    Dan Erwin
    8 Feb 2015 | 2:56 pm
    Or, how innate is willpower? Back in the 1960s, Walter Mischel created a simple, but ingenious, experiment to study delayed gratification. The now famous "marshmallow test" presented a group of four and five-year-old kids from Stanford University's nursery school with a difficult challenge. They were left alone with a treat of marshmallows. They were told they could help themselves at once, or, if they waited for up to 20 minutes get two marshmallows. Mischel, now an eighty-year-old of Columbia University, reveals that the original purpose of the test was to learn how kids…
  • Deep Smarts, Deep Thinking and Metacognition

    Dan Erwin
    27 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    Whenever I write a blog about a subject like thinking, I inevitably face up to the fact that blogging about thinking doesn’t easily grab readers. Twitter, Facebook and Instagram are a lot more exciting, even though they’re not nearly as needful or valuable. Deep thought is the kind of stuff that more mature clients are after, especially when they face serious decisionmaking or strategic needs. Deep smarts is the engine of every organization. You can’t really progress without them. And you’ll manage a lot more effectively if you understand what they are, how they are built and…
  • Making Mistakes with Mark Zuckerberg

    Dan Erwin
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:31 am
    In an aside, Mark Zuckerberg takes the issue of mistakes head-on in his second town hall meeting with the public. To a surprising degree he challenges conventional wisdom, demonstrating that he’s done some serious thinking and conversing with his team. In a single nut, he lays out a philosophy of mistakes that’s extremely accurate and pragmatic—and will withstand the scrutiny of research.   Although he puts his philosophy of mistakes in the context of Facebook, his ideas will travel well. Very well, indeed Successful people spend most of their time making mistakes.
 
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    thehiringsite.careerbuilder.com

  • Managing the Crushing Onslaught of HR Data

    Laurie Ruettimann
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:18 am
    T.S. Eliot wrote that April is the cruellest month, but March is a close second. Unless you live in Sardinia or Costa Rica, you could probably use some sunshine, a tropical drink, and break from the dreary winter weather. We can’t give you a wave pool or a Mai Tai, but we can give you a month of interesting articles about data to help you pass the time until your next vacation. “Intriguing articles about HR data?” you ask. Yes, I know, sounds ridiculous but it’s possible. Talent advisors collect data on a regular basis. You have access to maiden names, married names,…
  • 22% of workers have overheard salary talks

    Susan Ricker
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 am
    Job seekers are often advised to research every aspect of their next career step, including industry standards for salaries and job pay grades. But this information is hard for job seekers to come by, as salary transparency is only implemented by a small number of employers. That doesn’t mean that workers aren’t curious, though. When asked what types of discussions they overheard the most, 22 percent of support staff workers — including administrative assistants, receptionists, security guards and more — cited conversations around someone’s compensation, according to a…
  • Twitter Video Chat Recap: How and Why to Invest in Your Talent

    Deanna Hartley
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    You focus a LOT of your effort on hiring and onboarding, but what about investing in your talent to empower them to contribute to the best of their ability? Don’t ever think of employee investment as an afterthought: Reskilling current employees should be front and center for every talent advisor, and there are ways to make it a priority even when resources are scarce. As talent advisor Matthew Stollak said in a recent post: Many organizations fear that employees will leave, and with them will go the investment made in them. As the adage goes, though, “What if you don’t train…
  • 3 key benefits of working with staffing firms to communicate today

    Debra Auerbach
    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Tony Beshara knows a thing or two about the staffing profession, having been a manager in the staffing industry 41 years and an owner for the past 26. He has a message for staffing firm owners and employees: You don’t put enough weight on the value you bring to your clients. Beshara says he can “attest to the fact that we often lose sight of how valuable our service is to the companies we do business with. We oftentimes get so wrapped up in the immediate recruiting assignment, job orders, send outs, managing our associates, training, a new ATS, etc., we forget to communicate the big value…
  • When does the job interview actually start?

    Matt Tarpey
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:50 am
    It’s not uncommon for employers to enlist the help of the receptionist and ask how a job candidate behaved while waiting for the interview, but sometimes that information presents itself even earlier. Like, say during the morning commute. Such was the case for Matt Buckland, the head of talent and recruiting at Forward Partners in London last week when a fellow commuter who bumped into and hurled an expletive at him turned out to be one of his afternoon interviewees. Buckland claims the earlier interaction didn’t effect his professional decision, but whether or not that’s true, we’ve…
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    Harrison Barnes

  • The Dangers of Complacency

    Harrison Barnes
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:00 pm
    The most important thing you can do in your pursuit of success is avoid complacency. Never allow yourself to settle down and accept your results as finite. You need to surround yourself with people who will continue to challenge you to become better. Whom you choose to surround yourself with plays a major role in what you will achieve and what will happen to you in your life. Surround yourself with mediocre people and you will likely face mediocrity in your own life; surround yourself with people who accept nothing but the best from themselves and others, and you are likely to become…
  • Be Someone Who is Engaged with Work, Not Someone Who Avoids Work

    Harrison Barnes
    27 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    All around us there are people who have jobs, but who resent the fact that they have to be working. I understand this phenomenon because it is something I have witnessed throughout my career, amongst all sorts of people, in virtually every single industry. A job needs to engage you and should never be something that you resent, or do not enjoy doing. A job needs to be something that you get excited about, and are always happy to be doing. I became aware of how prevalent this attitude is on a recent trip. A few days ago I was on a flight from Los Angeles to Chicago, where I was going to attend…
  • Do What You Do

    Harrison Barnes
    26 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Anytime you step outside of your area of expertise, you risk falling down. You will be operating in a space where people know more than you and where they are smarter and better suited to do something than you are. My saga of wisdom, gained at the expense of my bank account, started when I was at a seminar selling SEO products for a well-known motivational personality. He believed the financial crisis was not really over. As part of this talk, he told people that the financial system as we know it was about to break down and it was an emergency: The real pain was 12 to 18 months away, and…
  • Your Commitment Needs to Defy Explanation

    Harrison Barnes
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:03 am
    My mother lives in a retirement community in Rochester, New York, next door to a woman who was once attacked by an axe murderer. This woman, one of my mother’s best friends, has been through one of the most horrific and unusual tragedies I can imagine. One day, the woman’s husband woke up for work, took a shower, got dressed and went downstairs to prepare a cup of coffee. As he stood there making his cup of coffee, he collapsed and died. Apparently he had been attacked with an axe while he slept, had bled profusely, was missing part of his head and, miraculously, was in such shock…
  • It Is Better to Be Known for Something than Nothing at All

    Harrison Barnes
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:00 pm
    When I was 20 years old, running an asphalt business in Detroit, I purchased a fax machine and a couple of business phone numbers, as well as some lists of companies and businesses I thought would have big asphalt parking lots I could work on that I got from a mailing list company. I then rented a loft apartment for the summer and hired a salesman named Jim, who was a career salesman in his 50s, to come into the loft and cold call businesses about potentially hiring me to do some asphalt work. “Hello. I am calling to ask you a question: Isn’t it about time you invested in getting…
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    WorkingKind

  • Work a 13-year-old could land or create by summer

    admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:17 am
    Today’s entrepreneurs start businesses before they can drive. They forsake fast food and start a gourmet cookie business or start a pool cleaning enterprise instead...
  • Quotable: Your precious life

    admin
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:27 am
    “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”  – poet extraordinaire Mary Oliver. Oliver, a Pulitizer Prize winning...
  • 7 movies to motivate women as leaders and at work

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:28 am
      Whether you’re a fan of Katherine Hepburn, who won four Academy Awards, or Lupita Nyong’o , who won her first last year, women who star...
  • Parks and Recreation: Career wisdom from Leslie Knope

    admin
    17 Feb 2015 | 1:47 am
    By Vickie Elmer Leslie Knope has read a lot of political biographies; she studied Mandarin and learns constantly. And her aspirations and dreams seem as...
  • 3 crucial interview questions

    admin
    9 Feb 2015 | 2:17 am
    By Vickie Elmer Employers may try all kinds of inquiries to learn about job candidates, from the crazy left-field interview questions to group interviews to...
 
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    careerdoctor.org

  • SWOT Analysis in a Job Interview

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

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

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

    Randall
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Mike writes: Are there any good books out there for someone who has no idea what they want to be when they grow up? I got a BS in sport science because I enjoyed sports, and it was a fun major, but now that I’m out of school I bounce between jobs that pay the bills. It is frustrating not knowing what I want to be while I work jobs that I don’t really enjoy. The Career Doctor responds: There any number of good books and good Websites to help you out, but before I discuss those, can I take a shot and offer some of my own advice? I want you think what it is about sports that you like…
  • What to Say, Ask in a Networking Situation

    KatHansen
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Sally writes: What are the most important things to communicate when networking? The Career Doctor responds: Be sure to tell every contact you come across – in a concise way – exactly what you want to do and what you can offer. (Some would call this communication an elevator speech or pitch.) Then, ask every contact two questions: What advice can you give me? Who should I be talking to? Think about providing mutual benefit, thinking not only of what your contacts can do for you, but what you can do for them. Also keep your contacts up to date on your progress, and thank them for even…
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    Quintessential Resumes & Cover Letters Blog

  • What Happens to Your Resume After You Submit it Online?

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

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

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

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

    adminQRCL
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Third in an occasional series featuring a collaboration between Quint Careers and Jobscan, a service we support because of the wide knowledge gap among job-seekers regarding preparing resumes for employers’ Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). The series aims to tell you exactly what you need to know – with the help of Jobscan – about resume content and formatting – to increase the chances your resume will be selected by the ATS software and then considered by human beings. This article tells you how to format your resume so it can be read by an ATS and how to use Jobscan. The easiest…
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    Movin' On Up

  • Celebrate National Read Across America Day

    admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    National Read Across America Day is Monday, March 2. The holiday celebrates the importance of reading and the birthday of beloved author Dr. Seuss. Across America, thousands of schools, community centers, and libraries will participate in the day by reading to groups of children and teenagers. Even if you aren’t involved with these literacy programs, you can still take advantage of the day by picking up a good book or learning about the importance of literacy when it comes to your career. There’s no shortage of statistics on literacy and its effect on the lives and welfare of people…
  • Poll: How Does Your Company Promote Health and Wellness?

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Staying healthy is an important part of your life, and many employers recognize that your wellness shouldn’t be hindered at the office. In an effort to help you stay on track with your fitness goals, many companies offer health and wellness benefits, programs, or resources in the workplace. Wellness programs range from health education, coaching, medical screenings, access to a gym, and more. The attention to health and wellness that employers provide may even affect your job search. Since your health is important wherever you go, wellness programs inside the workplace may be a determining…
  • How To Tie a Kelvin Knot

    admin
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Looking professional both in interviews and on the job is an important element of your professional career life. To help you add a professional look to your wardrobe, we want to share easy how-to instructions for wearing common tie knots. In January, we shared instructions for completing the popular Windsor knot. This month, check out how to tie the Kelvin knot below. Step One: Flip up your collar and turn your tie around so that the stitched sides are showing. The wider end should hang down a bit longer than the narrow end. Step Two: Cross the narrow end over the wider end. Steps Three and…
  • Ask A Recruiter: How to Document Short-Term Jobs on Your Resume

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    When it comes to preparing for a job search, acing interviews, and creating resumes, we know you have a lot of questions. To help answer your job search questions, our very own industry experts and at Express Employment Professionals are posting their answers here on the Movin’ On Up blog. Question In the first installment of our new series, “Ask a Recruiter,” we’re excited to feature a question from Movin’ On Up reader Amanda. Amanda asks, “When filling out job applications, should you include short-term jobs and ones that resulted in termination? I would think it looks bad, but…
  • The Power of Consistency: Tips for Living a Peak Performer’s Life

    admin
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Staying consistent can be a powerful tool for building your career, enhancing your job search, and landing the job of your dreams. According to former professional basketball player and motivational speaker Walter Bond, taking a few minutes to focus on the areas of your life where you need to stay consistent can help keep you on track. “Excellence is not an act, it’s a habit,” Walter says. “Ask yourself, ‘What do I repeatedly do?’ Because whatever you repeatedly do – whatever you do consistently – that’s exactly who you are.” As part of his year-long series of motivational…
 
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    Executive Resume Services

  • Can You Do The Digital Handshake?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:51 am
    With the growing number of video interviews, there’s not a good reason to assume you won’t be asked to be part of one. Business video chats are not in the same category as a Skype or Google hangout because there is a level of professional behavior expected from all parties. Many business meetings are being held in a video conference, too, so these skills are going to be essential in most careers. One of The New Secrets to Rocking Your Skype Interview that Scott Dockweiler gives us on The Muse is the “digital handshake.” This substitute for a physical shaking of hands…
  • Online Authority is Essential for Professionals

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
    Professional resume and executive resume services have always emphasized the importance of networking for those interested in finding a job or moving ahead in their career plans. This is because the interactions we have with others in our industries creates a background impression that job applications, resumes, and cover letters are viewed against. People see the resume, for instance, and find out more by either asking around or remembering contact. LinkedIn is an online networking site, the biggest and most influential one we have access to in 2015. Louisa Chan is a marketing expert, and…
  • Predictive Analytics and Your Career

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    “While not new, predictive analytics is an important factor in assessing a candidate’s fit and potential. What is new is its accelerating use in corporate America as a means to filter candidates in and out of consideration long before any personal assessment is made.” — Lou Adler Lou Adler is a regular contributor to LinkedIn and has so much experience and authority in his perspective on the hiring process that it is worth taking the time to understand what he says about the way Big Brother is Now Determining Your Hirability. Today, a person seeking a position is filtered…
  • Ask The Experts: Cover Letter and Resume Transformation

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Recently, I was honored to be among industry experts discussing current trends in resumes and cover letters on a Mashable Biz Chat. Tracy Edouard, Marketing and Communication at Mashable, gives us the highlights of Mashable’s #BizChats Twitter chat on how to transform your resume and cover letter for the better and you can see different professional perspectives on these questions: Is it important to have both a cover letter and resume when submitting job applications? Why or why not? How can someone truly make their resume stand out from the competition? What features are important to…
  • Top Mistakes That Get Your Application Tossed

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:46 am
    Sometimes, the difference between a job application that makes an employer say, “Wow!” and one that makes an employer say, “Whoa…skip that one” is a simple mistake that is easy to avoid. In a recent Daily Worth article, Natasha Burton looks at 9 common job application mistakes that can cause that application to get tossed. Her list is: not following instructions applying for “any” position sloppy grammar outdated resume listing responsibilities instead of what you accomplished over-the-top resume passive voice & too many skills unsolicited salary…
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    Mystic Madness

  • How to Get Rid of Clutter from Your Home

    admin22
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:44 am
    Opinions as regard the the room in your home that should be free from clutter or that should be kept clean. The truth is that every room in your home should be kept clean, tidy and free from clutter. But with regard to the order of importance, your bedroom should be one of the rooms in your home that should be free from clutter as it is your place of rest. After your daily toil, you come back home to take some rest. You sleep in your bedroom to get back your energy. Such a room should offer maximum comfort and the best relaxing atmosphere. Here are the tips to enable you get rid of clutter…
  • Finding New Ways to Keep Things

    admin22
    1 Mar 2015 | 3:09 pm
    In your home, there are some items that you like so much that you will not like to part with. You will definitely like to keep them in your home. But there is the problem of space. You may not have all the space to keep those items. But nowadays, there are new ways through which you can keep them and still save a lot of space in your home. Some of these new ways of keeping things will not occupy any space at all. Here are some of the ways to keep your favorite items. Put your photos and documents into digital form If you have photos and documents that you like so much that you would not like…
  • Getting Rid of Clutter from Your Kitchen

    admin22
    28 Feb 2015 | 1:52 pm
    Your kitchen is like the power center of your home because it is there that you prepare the foods. You need to eat in order to be alive. If you don't eat you will not be alive. In your kitchen, there are a lot of items you use in your kitchen in order to prepare your foods. There is the tendency for some people to acquire a lot of kitchen utensils and appliances to the extent that they constitute clutter to the kitchen. Even food stuffs and groceries can become clutter in your kitchen. But it does not have to be the case. No matter how rich you are and the number of kitchen items you…
  • Tips for Decorating Your Bedroom

    admin22
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:52 pm
    The bedroom is that space in your home where you sleep and take some rest after your daily struggles. It is an essential room in every home. In fact, it is unthinkable to see a room that does not have any bedroom. Such an important home in a room should be well decorated and furnished so that it will offer maximum comfort to the occupants or users. Here are some tips that you can apply in order to decorate your bed. Clean and remove clutters from your bedroom The first step to take when you want to decorate your bedroom is to clean it and get rid of clutter from it. If the floor is covered…
  • How to Decorate Your Living Room

    admin22
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:19 pm
    Your living room is the centre of house social life. It is there that you receive your visitors. It is the centre of your family entertainment life. So, it is important that you keep it clean and decorate it very well. Your living room should be decorated in such a manner that it should offer the maximum comfort to any person staying in the room. It should be functional and beautiful. Below is the tips to apply in order to decorate your living room. Determine the center of living room The first thing you should do is to determine the centre of your living room. It could be the TV stand and…
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    Ask The Headhunter

  • Should I take a big counter-offer?

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

    Nick Corcodilos
    23 Feb 2015 | 5:58 pm
    In the February 24, 2015 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader asks how to overcome shyness and capitalize on personal contacts as the path to a job. Question I am an intelligent, hardworking analyst who is also an introvert. Once I’m on the job, I’m fine and people like me. But getting contacts lined up […]
  • The 6 Gotchas of Goodbye

    Nick Corcodilos
    16 Feb 2015 | 6:18 pm
    In the February 17, 2015 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, we discuss how HR can make your exit tricky — and how to protect yourself. The last word on leaving your job When you leave a job, HR is often waiting for you with a few tricks. I call this exit gantlet the 6 gotchas of […]
  • Quit, Fired, Downsized: Leave on your own terms

    Nick Corcodilos
    9 Feb 2015 | 4:22 pm
    In the February 10, 2015 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, we discuss how to know it’s time to go, what to say to exit interviews, and how to resign right. How are you leaving? Last week I introduced you to my new PDF book, Parting Company | How to leave your job, and we briefly discussed […]
  • Parting Company: How to leave your job

    Nick Corcodilos
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:29 pm
    In the February 3, 2015 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, we take a look at how to leave your job without hurting your career. Fired? Downsized? Need to resign? In last week’s edition, Your Boss Hates You: The politics of CYA, we discussed a reader’s difficult parting with her employer. Some of the busiest areas of […]
 
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    Career Sherpa

  • Summary Sunday: Defining the New Workplace

    Hannah Morgan
    1 Mar 2015 | 1:50 am
    There’s a movement happening you should know about. It can work in your favor- if you design it correctly. The movement includes an increase in freelancing, independent contracting, and demand for flexible work schedules. In other words, the workplace is changing and YOU can have greater control over how and when you spend your time working to better meet your preferences/needs. There are an estimated 53 million freelancers, or 34 percent of the entire workforce. This is growing. You can learn more by reading the research findings on Freelancers Union. 3 Workplace Changes You Need To…
  • Getting Hired Is Not A Transaction

    Hannah Morgan
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:10 am
    Sorry to break it to you but getting hired doesn’t happen as a result of a single transaction like submitting a resume online. But wouldn’t that be nice. Eliminate Frustration It’s frustrating when you don’t get a response or a call after submitting your online application. I understand. But your frustration has to do with your unmet expectations, not what the HR team does or doesn’t do. Furthermore, there are also situations that will frustrate you: You won’t get a meeting just because you ask for one. No one is entitled to connect with you on…
  • 7 Quick Tips For Getting Your Emails Read

    Hannah Morgan
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:42 am
    How many emails do you get a day? And what makes you open the message and skim its content? Now think about how busy recruiters, HR professionals and other working professionals are. When you write an email, are you taking this into consideration? When you are in a job search, your emails usually ask the recipient to take some sort of action- look at your qualifications for a job, request an informational meeting, follow-up on an interview or application. In all these instances, you are “selling” your email recipient on the benefits of taking the action. Here are seven best…
  • Summary Sunday: Many Crazy Ways To Stand Out

    Hannah Morgan
    22 Feb 2015 | 3:57 am
    Are you sick and tired of having your resume fall into the black hole?  Do you want to guarantee you’ll be a top candidate in an interview? If you want to stand out, be remembered, and get hired then maybe, just maybe, you can learn a thing or two from these posts. Summary Sunday is a collection of posts I’ve discovered and shared during the week. These posts may also introduce you to other resources to help your job search and career! Stand Out There’s been a lot of buzz about standing out, trying new things or using unconventional ways to capture the attention of hiring…
  • Motivation Monday: Stop Stressing

    Hannah Morgan
    16 Feb 2015 | 4:17 am
    Life is full of stressors. And you would stop stressing if you could, but it’s out of your control, right? Wrong! When you are stressed, you don’t function at your full potential. Let’s put a stop to letting stress get the upper-hand. What’s Stressing You Out? These are the top 5 sources of stress according to The American Psychological Association: Money Work The economy Family responsibilities Personal health concerns And we deal with these almost every single day. You can’t eliminate the source of stress. You can begin to change how you react or respond to…
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    Pollock Spark

  • 3 tips for acing a job interview

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

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

    michaelpollock
    15 Feb 2015 | 8:46 am
    Do you think of your portfolio as a marketing piece or a catalogue or perhaps it’s your archive?  You should be thinking marketing.  Your portfolio is the proof of your creative talent – whether it’s case studies or designs or images or film clips or objects. Your portfolio should tell the story of who you are and what you care about and how you think and where your taste is and what you have achieved that you are proud of. That may well be a different story from “here’s what I have done over the past year.”  So do be thinking of your portfolio as your own marketing piece…
  • Sparkings issue One – on the occasion of Sparkings issue 100

    michaelpollock
    14 Feb 2015 | 1:10 pm
    This is the 100th edition of Sparkings from Pollock Spark. The first one came out in February 2004. OK there have been gaps in publication – but absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? The world was younger then and this newsletter was pretty much as social as we were – though MySpace had been going for 6 months. In fact the very month that the first Sparkings was sent out was the selfsame month that Facebook was founded by Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin – but that was only for Harvard students. As the 100th edition of Sparkings was being published this February…
  • Your career is a voyage of discovery.

    michaelpollock
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:37 am
      Successful and engaged creative professionals often have absolutely no idea of what is going on outside their immediate business area.  They know – sometimes – what else is being done at their own firm.  They know – sometimes – what some of their immediate competitors are doing. But that is a tiny fraction of the sandbox they could be playing in.  Even after all this time of breaking down of silos it is still hard for many pros to believe that there are others who have encroached on their once sacrosanct turf. PR firm Weber Shandwick (and I am using the…
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    Staffing Advisors

  • Nonprofit CFO/VP of Finance: Career Guides

    Mitch Corlett
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:48 am
    Who is your competition for that nonprofit CFO or VP of Finance job in the Washington DC job market? When you see a job advertisement, some aspects of the job are obvious. You can envision the kind of work you would be doing, and recognize the new skills you can learn. Maybe you can even take a peek at the 990 tax filing to see the salary of the last person in that job. But you almost never see your competition for the job, or know what truly drives the hiring decision. That's why we're bringing a little transparency to the hiring process, by pulling back the curtain on the data we’ve…
  • Nonprofit Accountant: Career Guides

    Mitch Corlett
    5 Feb 2015 | 11:33 am
    Who is your competition for that nonprofit Accountant job in the Washington DC job market? When you see a job advertisement, some aspects of the job are obvious. You can envision the kind of work you would be doing, and recognize the new skills you can learn. But you almost never see your competition for the job, or know what truly drives the hiring decision. That's why we're bringing a little transparency to the hiring process, by pulling back the curtain on the data we’ve collected from our searches for finance professionals in the nonprofit sector.   How much competition will…
  • Nonprofit VP of Communications: Career Guides

    Mitch Corlett
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    Who is your competition for that Nonprofit Vice President of Communications job in the Washington DC job market? When you see a job advertisement, some aspects of the job are obvious. You can envision the kind of work you would be doing, and recognize the new skills you can learn. Maybe you can even take a peek at the 990 tax filing to see the salary of the last person in that job. But you almost never see your competition for the job, or know what truly drives the hiring decision. That's why we're bringing a little transparency to the hiring process, by pulling back the curtain on the data…
  • Nonprofit Director of Communications: Career Guides

    Mitch Corlett
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Who is your competition for that nonprofit Director of Communications job in the Washington DC job market? When you see a job advertisement, some aspects of the job are obvious. You can envision the kind of work you would be doing, and recognize the new skills you can learn. Maybe you can even take a peek at the 990 tax filing to see the salary of the last person in that job. But you almost never see your competition for the job, or know what truly drives the hiring decision. That's why we're bringing a little transparency to the hiring process, by pulling back the curtain on the data we've…
  • How to Manage Off-Site Employees

    Bob Corlett
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
    Last month, my company held its first in-person, all-staff meeting in two years. We’re a virtual company — all 15 of us work from our own homes. There was no real reason for us to have a meeting. All our important work is handled on short conference calls, but we thought it might be nice for everyone to meet each other, in many cases for the first time. Because we don’t have an office, we don’t have a mix of off-site employees and office-dwellers. During the interview process, we make it clear that day-to-day supervision is not something we offer. If you need to be…
 
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    Undercover Recruiter

  • When Should You Connect with Recruiters on LinkedIn?

    Sophie Deering
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:03 am
    The recruitment climate has become predominantly online based over the recent years due to the introduction of new business technology, and social media plays a central role in both job search and sourcing candidates. Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter amongst other sites are all commonly used to seek out career opportunities and potential candidates, through scoping out who is […] When Should You Connect with Recruiters on LinkedIn? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • How to Negotiate a Salary Increase

    guest
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:03 am
    A lot of us think about negotiating a salary increase, but not many of us muster up the courage to do so. In most situations it’s a stressful and difficult topic for people to approach their manager with. However, if you find yourself in the situation where you are negotiating a new salary, you must […] How to Negotiate a Salary Increase Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • Who is Most Likely to Change Jobs at Your Company?

    Jörgen Sundberg
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:03 am
    As the economy and job market heats up, the last thing you want is key people leaving your company. To help us identify who might be thinking along the lines of So long, farewell, Auf wiedersehen, goodbye, here’s a handy guide from our friends at CareerBuilder. Most likely to jump ship: Career-less, 52% of workers feel like they […] Who is Most Likely to Change Jobs at Your Company? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • How to Keep Up with Changing Resume Trends [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Casey Fleischmann
    28 Feb 2015 | 9:03 am
    The old regular resume is a thing of the past. As we move forward into the future, we notice new trends in how resumes are put together and presented. This is because competition for jobs increases and it becomes harder to make yourself stand out in a large crowd of people. This infographic by DAVITT provides us […] How to Keep Up with Changing Resume Trends [INFOGRAPHIC] Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
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    Resume Writing Services

  • How to Get Yourself Headhunted

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

    Martin Buckland
    18 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    © gstockstudio – Fotolia.com There are coaches for everything today, from teaching you what food to choose and consume from the grocery store, through to the most seemingly obscure life issues. No matter what you’re looking for or going through, or the expertise you seek, the key to the overall success of a coaching program revolves around one word: Chemistry. Without chemistry, a coaching relationship will either flounder or won’t bring the maximum return on investment of either your money or your time. Coaching is a two-way street where challenging and confidential issues are…
  • The Difference Between Retained Recruiters and Contingency Recruiters

    Martin Buckland
    11 Feb 2015 | 6:03 am
    © auremar – Fotolia.com What’s the difference between a head hunter, recruiter and an executive recruiter? In short, nothing. These professionals can all be an integral component of your overall career management, and staying in touch with them can bring you value for many years to come. What happens when you are approached by different recruiters about the same job? How is that even possible? It seems confusing, until you understand the difference between retained recruiters and contingency recruiters. Normally, contingency recruiters are remunerated by their clients (your…
  • Does Your Job Search Strategy Make You Dated?

    Martin Buckland
    4 Feb 2015 | 3:58 am
    © Creativa – Fotolia.com If you’re not embracing today’s digital career management tools, you risk others seeing you as irrelevant and outdated. That can fiercely impact your job search results. When I first started writing resumes and managing people’s careers, job search was very cumbersome and frustrating, and could be uneventful for days. We had limited access to data online, and utilized the library as our prime resource for gathering information. Do you remember the library? Master librarians were a jewel in helping job searchers uncover data relating to potential…
  • Give Your Career Management a 10-Point Tune-Up

    Martin Buckland
    2 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    © Minerva Studio – Fotolia.com We take our cars in for regular tune-ups, trusting the mechanic to make sure our vehicles are in tip-top shape, but many people fail to do the same thing for their own career management tools. Here I’ll share the 10 things I believe every career professional should have instant access to. These 10 items are not only invaluable when you’re on an active job search, but also when an unexpected job opportunity lands in your lap with only 24 hours to respond. I’ve listed my 10 points not in priority order, but categorized as traditional print documents…
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    Impact Interview » Blog

  • 10 Body Language Don’ts That Will Torpedo Your Interview

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

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

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

    lewis
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:17 pm
    When a job search tool, JobScan gets 1.1k Facebook likes, they must be doing something right. JobScan is easily one of my favorite job search tools out there. With the proliferation of applicant tracking systems like Taleo, it’s important that your resume reflects the same keywords listed in the job description. JobScan is a free tool that helps candidates do just that. I had a chance to chat with James Hu, the founder, about JobScan and he was kind enough to provide some additional context below. Try it out! Jobscan tool aims to better equip job seekers by analyzing job descriptions…
  • Black Friday Sale: 30% off Lewis C. Lin Books

    lewis
    28 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    If you’ve been wanting to get a paperback copy of either one of my books, today would be a great day to do so. Amazon.com is offering a 30% off coupon. Use promo code: HOLIDAY30. Ends Nov. 30 at 11:59pm PT. Paperback only. Decode and Conquer: Answers to Product Management Interviews Rise Above the Noise: How to Standout At the Marketing Interview
 
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    jobs, employment in USA - Careerjet

  • Sales Rep

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Farmers Insurance Denver - Parker, CO - Are you tired of not getting paid what you are worth? Are you tired of making money for others and not yourself? Farmers Insurance Denver is looking for a talented individual to join our top ranked team. We are looking for someone who wants to take control of their life and finan...
  • Traveling PTA, Physical Therapist Assistant

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Reno, NV - Traveling PTA, Physical Therapy Assistant. This opportunity is available in a skilled nursing facility. A 13-week assignment, recent experience required....
  • Java Developer

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:45 pm
    jsl computer services, inc. - Lanham, MD - Note: Candidates MUST already have an MBI background clearance from the IRS. Do not send in resumes that do not have the clearance. Send resumes to ed@jslinc.com Duties: The Java Developers will develop J2EE application in the following technology environment: Red Hat Enterprise...
  • Server

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Denny's - Lake Park, GA - Working at Dennys, you can make a guest feel amazing, and get paid doing it. Youll earn excellent money and may be eligible for benefits like flexible schedules, paid vacations, discounts on meals, and a 401K savings program (depending on eligibility). You will have opportunities...
  • IT Budget Lead

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:45 pm
    jsl computer services, inc. - Washington DC - Note: Candidates must be US citizens Send resumes to ed@jslinc.com DESCRIPTION: Lead a wide variety of professional level budget analysis and development duties involving the preparation, administration, maintenance, review and control of the Office of the CIO’s (OCIO) budget. Su...
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    BrightMove Recruiting Software

  • Sourcing Specialists – The Emerging Right Hand of Recruiters

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

    jspuhler
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:41 am
    Every corporation out there would love nothing more than to have the best and the brightest minds working for them. However, for every large organization out there, with their extravagant compensation packages, there are that many more small to medium-sized employers competing for the same talent. Even if they increase their salary ranges and add different options to try and compete, how well do these companies fair in the long run? How can they increase their chances at retaining good employees? The answer may be in the tier at which they hire. Susan Adams at Forbes argues that in striving…
  • HR Software User Insights & 2015 Outlook

    jspuhler
    28 Jan 2015 | 8:59 am
    Most organizations are operating with some sort of HR software for capabilities such as talent acquisition, applicant tracking and succession planning. When the economy took a dive and hiring was at an all-time low, the need for hiring and selection tools and/or the added cost and expense of HR software programs seemed to become less of a priority. Now that things look to be on the upswing, you may be thinking about implementing something new or sharpening your focus in a particular area. With a high user satisfaction rate, HR software should see a spike in business throughout 2015. Software…
  • DK Cole Enhances Staffing Services with BrightMove Deliver

    jspuhler
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:09 am
    Fast-Growing Firm Selects BrightMove for Its Cost-Effective, Easy-to-Use Recruiting Platform St. Augustine Beach, FL. (January 28, 2015) – BrightMove, a leading provider of on-demand recruiting software for staffing firms, outsourcing providers and corporate HR departments, today announced that DK Cole, a leading provider of Executive Search services and interim staffing projects, has selected BrightMove’s 100% SaaS staffing platform, BrightMove Deliver, to power their end-to-end recruiting processes. A recent Manpower report found that 52% of all U.S. employers are hiring & are…
  • How To Increase the Odds that Your Next Hire Will Be a Successful Hire

    jspuhler
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:37 am
    Anyone who’s played a part in the hiring and selection process knows that there is no sure fire way to pinpoint who exactly will be a great employee versus who will be a failure. It’s all about playing the odds. Assessments, gut feelings, recommendations – we take what we can get to try and pass a candidate through the hiring process successfully. Hiring someone is sort of like being on trial. You are innocent until proven guilty and the court will do whatever they can to ensure that if you are guilty, they find out about it. When recruiters and hiring managers interview and assess…
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    Vault.com Blogs

  • Top 5 In-Demand Skills You Can Learn Online

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:59 am
    Don't take this personally, but no matter the career path you've chosen, your skills are quickly becoming obsolete. With the speed at which technology is advancing and the business landscape is changing, new skills are becoming in demand at a lightning-fast pace. Ten years ago, could you have imagined getting hired as a social media manager or a Node.js programmer? Not likely-these job titles and the skills associated with them didn't even exist.
  • Why Are Women in the US Less Likely to Work?

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:50 am
    The issues of equal rights and pay for women in the workplace have been making headlines in recent weeks, along with the related issue of parental leave and benefits.
  • Jon Stewart's Exit Interview

    25 Feb 2015 | 9:45 am
    Last Thursday night at Joe's Pub in New York, Jon Stewart appeared on the live talk show Employee of the Month. The show is also a regular podcast and is hosted by Catie Lazarus, who put Stewart through a 45-minute exit interview of sorts.
  • Oscar-Worthy Career Tips from the Red Carpet

    24 Feb 2015 | 1:57 am
    The 87th annual Academy Awards were full of the usual glitz and glamor, but an evening of impassioned speeches and inspiring personalities offered words of wisdom even for us laypeople watching at home. The Oscars is a night in which Hollywood celebrates itself, so sometimes it's easy to forget that behind the bright lights and spectacle are thousands of hard-working professionals.
  • Does Money Buy Happiness in BigLaw?

    18 Feb 2015 | 7:22 am
    Things are looking up for the future of associate compensation following the 2014 bonus announcements, which started with Simpson Thacher raising the bar from past years and continued with most big firms following suit. (Or in the case of Davis Polk, upping Simpson's ante and setting the bar even higher). This is good news in the sense that associates can really feel rewarded for putting in 2000+ billables per year.
 
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    CFO Coach

  • Always Lead with Your Value

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    23 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    I saw some really bad advice given this morning, and it was sent to a very large audience of Senior Finance Executives. In good conscience, I cannot let this flawed advice stand unchallenged. Don’t Date Yourself Here’s what I believe to be very bad advice for Chief Finance Officers or other Senior Executives … I strongly believe in putting the academic background at the top of the resume with graduation date(s), especially if it is impressive.  Don’t do it. Unless you graduated five or less years ago, your academic background does not matter [nearly as much] as your career…
  • Recorded Interviews

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    9 Feb 2015 | 9:35 am
    I posted an article on Linkedin Pulse about the new, and rapidly expanding, trend of recording candidate interviews. There is much we don’t know about the ramifications to a candidate when his interview is recorded, but this practice begs the question … does an interviewer’s demand / requirement to record an interview trump a candidate’s rights to refuse? What about questioning what happens to that recording? Or, asking how it will be used post-interview? After I posted my article, I received an email from someone who was happy to share their story and for me to share it without…
  • Techology … the Next CFO Responsibility?

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    27 Jan 2015 | 6:25 am
    Should CFOs yield the technology responsibilities that come with making faster data-driven decisions to a new C-suite officer? Or, does the Finance Leader need to own that decision-making process? Is there room at the executive table for another C-suite executive … and enough financial bandwidth to cover another executive compensation package? I’ve been writing about the trend I’m noticing among Chief Financial Officers and the new breed of CFOs who possess strong technology acumen. Here’s my latest article on Linkedin Pulse. But, in polling Finance Chiefs in the SmartBrief for CFOs,…
  • A Thankful Heart

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:10 am
    As we in America pause this week to give thanks for all the blessings bestowed on us, I am thankful for all of you – my faithful readers. This is my 20th year in business and I’ve been writing my blog since 2005. I hope that something, even one seemingly small thing, I’ve written over the last almost 10 years has proved helpful as you’ve moved through your career. Happy Thanksgiving! May your hearts be overflowing with gratitude this week and throughout the coming year, for we truly are a richly blessed people. Happy Thanksgiving! photo by:
  • Online Anonymity

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    Am I the only one who feels like “Online Anonymity” might be today’s ultimate oxymoron? Is there any reason to be online if you want to be anonymous? And if you want to be anonymous, why send a contrary message by being, sort of, online? Riding the fence is not a good option when we are talking about the importance of a digital footprint. Perhaps I’m feeling just a bit beleaguered as I work through a very, very long list of CFOs who have requested to join my CFO-only careers group on Linkedin. In a list that I have finally pared down from about 600+ requests, I can maybe – maybe…
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    AOL Jobs

  • RIF'd at 59: The Lessons She Learned

    Next Avenue
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Shutterstock By Christine Jensen As I drove to work on that Monday morning last June, a thought came into my mind, seemingly out of nowhere: What if I lost my job today? One hour later, that is exactly what happened. My boss informed me that I was losing my middle-manager corporate job as part of a business restructuring, a "reduction in force" (RIF). After almost seven years in my position, I was "RIF'd" at age 59. I wondered about that thought that had come to me just an hour earlier: Was it a premonition? Or had my subconscious simply put together clues that my conscious mind had ignored?
  • Transitioning Military & Veterans: Winning the Battle For a Job

    Susan P Joyce
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Shutterstock If you are a veteran or transitioning out of the military, understand that you are facing a new--but very different--battle than you have faced before. Even if you've succeeded in a civilian job search in the past, this job market is very different. Today's job seeker faces many more competitors than in the past, plus new obstacles to winning this battle. Fortunately, no real "enemy" is trying to kill you. But you do face many competitors and other issues that make achieving your objective more challenging. Demonstrate your skills and experience in gathering intelligence, in…
  • 8 Subtle Ways to Ace the Interview

    U.S.News
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Flickr By Vicki Salemi Want to land the job? Who doesn't, right? You go on an interview in your Sunday finest, being the consummate professional. Well, hiring managers strive to hire the candidate who is best suited for the job in terms of their skills and experience, but they're also looking to identify the best fit. Who did their hiring team like the best? Who would fit in well with the culture? This boils down to several subtle ways a candidate can shine during the interview: 1. Be punctual. If you're running late, call the recruiter to let him or her know you're caught in traffic. That is…
  • 9 Things Successful People Do Right Before Bed

    Business Insider
    1 Mar 2015 | 9:00 pm
    By Jacquelyn Smith The very last thing you do before bed tends to have a significant impact on your mood and energy level the next day, as it often determines how well and how much you sleep. Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep. That is why bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them - and why the very last thing most successful people do before bed is read. 1. They read. Experts agree that reading is the very last thing most successful people do…
  • 5 Ways to Build Rapport With Your Interviewer

    U.S.News
    27 Feb 2015 | 1:54 am
    Shutterstock By Marcelle Yeager More often that not, job interviews give people the jitters. Your stomach may be tied in knots for a long time before the interview even starts - perhaps even days before it's scheduled. It's perfectly natural and common to have these feelings, and you can calm your nerves by reminding yourself that you already passed the first screening. This means the company wants to meet you, so give yourself some credit. An interview will go well if you act like yourself and if you and the interviewers get along well. That said, be yourself. If you try to be someone or…
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    TalentCulture

  • The Six Steps To Build A Remarkable Workplace

    Mandy Johnson
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:00 pm
    According to a 2013 CEO Institute survey, the number one issue keeping chief executives awake at night was “sourcing and retaining skilled staff.” Yet when PricewaterhouseCoopers asked 1,300 global CEOs about their operational priorities that same year, talent strategies didn’t make the top five. So while CEOs claimed to be suffering from insomnia, it seemed they were doing very little to create remarkable workplaces to alleviate the problem. This discrepancy intrigued me and I started researching why it was (and is) still happening. I found that some CEOs simply don’t…
  • Make The Most Of Employee Mentoring

    Gareth Cartman
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:00 am
    OK, so you’ve decided to invest in youth, you’ve decided to train people and build up a talent pipeline. You’ve made a long-term plan. But that’s what most football clubs do, and they seem to fail all the time. Our record (in the UK) of bringing through young footballers is pretty awful — and a number of managers have pointed out that the mentoring system in Germany and Spain is more effective. Are we guilty of the same thing in the workplace? Quite possibly … so if you’re going to get into mentoring, how can you make the most of it? How can you ensure…
  • Empowering Workplace Leadership Every Other Step of the Way

    Kevin W. Grossman
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    “When the world is a monster Bad to swallow you whole Kick the clay that holds the teeth in Throw your trolls out the door…” —R.E.M. Right after the early morning conference call, an instant message popped up on my laptop screen. You all right? It read. It was from a colleague over 2,000 miles away, with the rest of our team almost another 1,000 miles away from him. Three simple words: You all right? They tumbled in my head like lottery ping pong balls, then lined up in different iterations: All right you You right all Right you all Another IM appeared. You seem a little edgy today. I…
  • How 15 Years Of Innovation Shaped Today’s Workforce (Infographic)

    Heather Huhman
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 pm
    How did you work 15 years ago? Chance are you were blissfully unaware of “crackberry” addiction, sorting through actual piles of paper resumes, and learning new ways to use email and the Internet for work. A lot has changed since the dawn of the new Millennium, and HR has evolved. New technology and innovations have changed the ways both employers and employees think about work and the ways we actually complete that work. This infographic, compiled by MedReps.com, a job board for medical sales jobs and pharmaceutical sales jobs, looks at major innovations since the 21st century and how…
  • Tips To Bring Creativity To Employee Engagement

    Tim Wright
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    Employee Engagement: individual’s investment of wisdom, skills, energies, creativity and time in the work assigned. This is No. 4 of 5 articles exploring specifics of employee engagement. We’ve examined Wisdom, Skills and Energies. Let’s look at Creativity, a talent every individual can engage in unlimited ways. What Creativity Means (Definition) Creativity is the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods and inspiration. For business, creativity is not “fine arts.” It is the ability to look at…
 
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    DirectEmployers Association

  • 45% of Employers Screen Job Candidates Online

    DirectEmployers Association Guest
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Joshua Waldman, author of JOB SEARCHING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA FOR DUMMIES, is the founder of Career Enlightenment which offers professional LinkedIn profile writing services and career advice for the modern job seeker.   There is no doubt that social media is changing the way we are communicating. Polls, published on FastCompany put this trend into perspective for Job Seekers. Thank you CareerBuilder.com for running the surveys: 45% of employers check social networks before hiring 11% plan to use social networking sites for screening in the near future 35% of companies had rejected a…
  • OFCCP Week In Review: February 27, 2015

    John C. Fox
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:04 am
    The “OFCCP Week in Review” is a simple, fast and direct summary of relevant happenings in the OFCCP regulatory environment published every Friday. Here are this week’s developments: February 25, 2015:  The U.S. DOL Wage-Hour Division this day published a Final Rule revising the definition of “spouse” under the Family and Medical Leave Act.  The new definition now allows eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages to take FMLA leave to care for their spouse, regardless of where they live, including if one or both members of the union now reside in a state which does not…
  • DirectEmployers Announces Beyond, EmployeeScreenIQ, i4cp, NACE & SourceCast as its 2015 Bronze Conference Underwriters

    DirectEmployers Association
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    INDIANAPOLIS, February 27, 2015 ­­–– DirectEmployers announces that Beyond, EmployeeScreenIQ, i4cp, National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and SourceCast have signed on as Bronze-level underwriters of this year’s Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAM15), which will take place May 13-15, 2015 at the Sheraton Indianapolis City Centre Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana. The industry-recognized conference focuses on bridging the gap between OFCCP compliance and recruitment marketing, while also connecting Association members with each of the organization’s esteemed partners.
  • Value of Video to Promote Your Employer Brand

    DirectEmployers Association
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:07 am
    Job seeker engagement, selection processes and training make up a lot of recruitment costs, so how can employers stand out without breaking the budget? In this video, VP of Digital Strategy Heather Hoffman will share how video is a great medium to consider for promoting your employer brand. Key takeaways: 190 million Americans watched an average of 397 online videos in the month of January 2014 36% of these videos were advertisements video can help candidates determine if your company culture is the right fit accessible technology means creating videos doesn’t have to break the bank…
  • The Essence of Job Searching with Social Media

    DirectEmployers Association Guest
    20 Feb 2015 | 7:07 am
    Joshua Waldman, author of JOB SEARCHING WITH SOCIAL MEDIA FOR DUMMIES, is the founder of Career Enlightenment which offers professional LinkedIn profile writing services and career advice for the modern job seeker. Last night a light bulb went off during my hands-on 2 hr workshop. The workshop started off as usual. Introductions. LinkedIn, personal branding ninja techniques, getting to Google’s first page. And just as we were about to get into Twitter…Time ran out! I realized that I’m giving out A LOT of information. Way too much for just 2 hours. Instead of raising the price, or…
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    UIAA ACC Blog

  • RSVP Employer Deadline - How Employer Branding Is Shaping Talent Acquisition in 2015 and Beyond

    26 Feb 2015 | 1:19 pm
    As the nation's unemployment rate continues to improve, the tactics to find the best talent are even more challenging. Talent acquisition experts rely on a good solid employer brand to attract, recruit, engage and develop the best talent in today's organizations. Join Cathy Taylor, a recruitment marketing expert, to learn more about how the employer brand is shaping talent acquisition in 2015 and beyond. The outcomes from this session include: • How important is mobile apply to managing the employer brand? • What is the value of the candidate experience to job seeker engagement and…
  • Webinar Presenting Yourself Well On A Web Interview

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:31 am
    DATE: Thursday, March 12, 2015 TIME: 7 - 8 p.m. More and more employers are using Skype or other web interview services for conducting initial phone screenings. However, interviewing well for a web interview requires the candidate to prepare differently than for a traditional phone screening. This webinar will discuss tips to ensure you present yourself well on your next web or Skype interview. Register 
  • Employer Program- How Employer Branding Is Shaping Talent Acquisition in 2015 and Beyond

    19 Feb 2015 | 1:13 pm
    As the nation's unemployment rate continues to improve, the tactics to find the best talent are even more challenging. Talent acquisition experts rely on a good solid employer brand to attract, recruit, engage and develop the best talent in today's organizations. Join Cathy Taylor, a recruitment marketing expert, to learn more about how the employer brand is shaping talent acquisition in 2015 and beyond. The outcomes from this session include: • How important is mobile apply to managing the employer brand? • What is the value of the candidate experience to job seeker engagement and…
  • Glassdoors 50 Best Places To Work 2015

    17 Feb 2015 | 9:09 am
    Glassdoor just came out with their seventh annual Employees’ Choice Awards of the Top 50 Places to Work, according to these companies’ employees. The following are the ten top places to work on the list. What’s interesting is that there are some new employers who made the list as well as others who changed in the rankings. Google jumped from eighth to first place and Nestle’ Purina PetCare moved from tenth to third place this year. As the New Year begins, some of these employers might be worth exploring if in transition or passively considering a move. 1. Google 2.
  • Being a Mentee (mini-webinar)

    11 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    DATE: Thursday, February 26, 2015 TIME: 12:30 - 1 p.m. Gain the advice and support to move your career forward Learning from others is a great way to understand career paths and move your career forward. Many alumni look for mentors in their organization and career field who are willing to share their experience. This session will provide tips and strategies for finding mentors and building a mutually beneficial relationships. Register online at the UIAA Virtual Career Center
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    Campus To Career

  • How a Bad Thank-You Note Can Cost You the Job

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

    Kirk Baumann
    5 Feb 2015 | 5:30 am
    Have you ever wondered why you are attracted to certain jobs? Ever thought about how happy you would be as an architect? Or how bored you would be as a software engineer? Your personality type could have everything to do with your preferences. Understanding your personality type could be a key factor in finding the […]
  • Avoid These Entry-Level Salary Negotiation Mistakes

    Kirk Baumann
    3 Feb 2015 | 8:20 am
    Entry level positions are seldom open for negotiations. Nevertheless, this doesn’t mean you can’t at least try to land a better deal. The whole process can be nerve-wracking, and that’s because rookie negotiators don’t bargain, and they often end up accepting whatever offer the hiring manager makes. In the US, money is a taboo subject; […]
  • How to Find a Job in 7 Days

    Kirk Baumann
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:59 am
    Let’s face it – life happens. Sometimes, we need to find a job FAST so we can keep the heat on during these cold winters. This week’s post highlights a few ways you can kick-start the job search and potentially land a job by the end of the week. NOTE: It’s a lot of hard […]
  • Winged Migration: What a Flock of Geese Can Teach Us About Leadership

    Kirk Baumann
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    As I was out for a run recently, I observed a flock of geese landing in a nearby field. I watched as they touched down in what seemed like a carefully choreographed dance, their wings spread wide, feet lowered as they signaled to each other with joyful honks. Nature is all around us – beautiful […]
 
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    Executive Resume Writing Service » Our Blog

  • Why Employees Are Abandoning Ship

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

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    8 Feb 2015 | 7:34 am
      Yesterday, for a short while, I felt a little glum for no particular reason. The sun was shining, and the temps rose to nearly 70 degrees at Lake Texoma. Add to that, I live in view of a 90,000-acre lake in North Texas, and I have the luxury of a couple hundred yard commute […] The post Sometimes Life Is Good When You Allow It to Be appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • Flying by the Seat of Your Pants + 5 More Career Pitfalls

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    27 Jan 2015 | 7:36 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter 1. Waiting until you have “time” before you reshape your resume story. A resume needs to be fit, and as you add weeks, months and years of new experience to your career body, your resume becomes overweight and out of shape. Routinely (yearly is ideal), you must take time to trim and […] The post Flying by the Seat of Your Pants + 5 More Career Pitfalls appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • Making Beautiful Noise With the Stories of Your Career

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    18 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    What inspires you? It took me decades to be inspired by Neil Diamond – his pure, crystalline lyrics, his voice that is “gravel and potholes.” Diamond’s music feeds the soul and inspires; you connect to it; you’re compelled to sing along, with conviction. He sang the marquee song in one of my favorite movies, Here Comes the Boom, where “Holly Holy” is […] The post Making Beautiful Noise With the Stories of Your Career appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • Interview Follow-Up Letters Should Be More Than Just Polite

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    8 Jan 2015 | 6:49 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Following up in writing after a job interview may seem like an easy task. However, after the “Dear Mr./Ms. Nickels” salutation, uncertainty often prevails. What exactly should I say? While thanking the interviewer for his or her time obviously is important, being to the point with such courtesies is advisable. Maximize the […] The post Interview Follow-Up Letters Should Be More Than Just Polite appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
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    KrantCents

  • How to Cut your Expenses

    Krantcents
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:02 am
    Cutting your expenses may provide some insight how to save money.  Some people would call me cheap!  Others may say I am frugal!  I think of myself as value conscious!  I hate to spend more money for something than I need to.  I divide my expenses into wants and needs which helps to set priorities. My approach may cause you to rethink how you spend your money! Million dollar skills Whether you are earning minimum wage or a million dollars a year, you spend money.  How you spend your money will either earn you more or cost you a great deal.  I have always been around rich successful…
  • How to Change Careers

    Krantcents
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:09 am
    Changing careers is not easy! Start at the beginning and take the time to do it right! Either you plan change or you face change because you lose your job! What should you do? There is a lot of advice out there! After all everyone has an opinion and they will share it with you. They are well meaning, but it is your choice. It is your life and do not become a victim! Start at the beginning What do you want to do? Movie star, astronaut, chef or find the cure for cancer? You must start somewhere! Start with what interests you. After all, you are the one who will be doing it! You probably have…
  • Can You Handle Tough Interview Questions?

    Krantcents
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:01 am
    Can you handle tough interview questions? Have you ever been in an interview and the interviewer asks you an off the wall question to see how you think?  Every interview should have these questions and the good ones always do!  Interviews are opportunities for the employer to learn about you and demonstrate your skills to convince them you are the right person.  How do you prepare for them? What do you do? Can you prepare for something when you do not know the question or the answer?  It is very difficult and maybe impossible.  What do you do?  I think it is a little like sports, you…
  • Networking Still Works Well!

    Krantcents
    23 Feb 2015 | 12:03 am
    Is networking over for job seekers? A few years ago, I read an article called ”Has Networking Become a Waste of Time for Job Seekers” on www.fastcompany.com discussing the new way of networking.  Each year new college graduates enter the job market. What should they do to get their first professional job?  Social media or face to face networking? Here are some online resources Interviewing on campus, internships, or online job boards? The article suggests social media can help students be seen and heard in their target industry and by their target employer. Things have…
  • Have you Broken your New Year’s Resolutions Yet?

    Krantcents
    20 Feb 2015 | 12:07 am
    Have you Broken New Years Resolutions yet?  I know, it is only the twentieth (20)  of February, but who’s counting?  It is way too soon for you to give up!  Am I right or wrong?  Your resolutions are still too fresh in your mind to quit this early.  So this year, you will succeed.  Don’t you want to achieve your goal?  Whether it is a financial, personal, or a business goal, maybe, I can help. Recently, I saw an article on Philly.com  called You broke a New Year’s resolution…now what?  It happens every year, so this is nothing new! Many people make the…
 
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    Allison Cheston — Career Connector » Blog

  • Colleges Make It Pay for Students to Take Unpaid Internships

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

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

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

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

    Allison
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
      A question I frequently hear from job-seekers at all stages is, “Why do I need to be on Twitter?” Twitter is a platform for interests of all kinds, and many users abuse its power by over-tweeting—so its value is sometimes misunderstood. But Twitter is an amazing career and job search tool, and can be used to help you pinpoint what you’re interested in and who can help you find the right job.…
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    The Savvy Intern by YouTern

  • Are You REALLY Ready for the Career Fair? [Infographic]

    YouTern
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    So many career fairs... so many ill-prepared job seekers. Even with weeks to prepare, the No. 1 complaint from employers and recruiters after a job fairs? The lack of preparation by the attendees. From improper dress to a limp handshake, and from the lack of an effective elevator pitch and failure to research the exhibiting employers, some job seekers just never seem ready...   
  • What Picture is the “Social You” Painting for Employers?

    Mack Watts
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    For a minute, let’s forget about that beautiful profile pic of yours. Instead, focus on the picture that employers paint in their heads when they discover you in the online world. A world in which – no matter who you are – everything you do and say online contributes to how others see you… the social you.   
  • 5 Career and Life Lessons Learned from Failure

    Bulls Eye Recruiting
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:20 am
    "Failure." Such a hard word to say... such a hard thing to admit. But then, as we all learn at some point, sometimes things just don’t work out the way that you had intended.   
  • 4 Unique Techniques for Finding a Summer Internship

    Heather Huhman
    1 Mar 2015 | 7:40 am
    Even if you’re tapped into your university’s career center and job board, finding an internship is a major challenge for most college students and recent grads. The reality is: most internship postings aren’t advertised on popular job boards, including your career center's. Which means that when it comes to finding an internship that fits your interests and professional needs, you must be innovative...   
  • You Finally Got Hired and The Gig Sucks… Now What?

    Mark Babbitt
    28 Feb 2015 | 8:05 am
    This job sucks! It happens to everyone at some point in their career. You find a position that looks great on paper… has an exciting title… the description was full of responsibilities that looked engaging and fun. But in real life the job is everything but what you were sold, or expected...   
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    Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA

  • Say Yes – When You Usually Say No

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

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

    Cindy Wong-Zarahn
    26 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Lei:  I am excited to introduce a new Executive Author to our Soft Skills Gym – Cindy Wong-Zarahn.  I only met Cindy last year but feel like we have been old friends for years.  She has close to 20 years of experience in the corporate world with plenty of battle scars as well as very sage advice. … Read More →The post Who Would You Rather Be – Elsa or Anna? appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • Lei’s New Year Aspiration – Enjoy Life

    Lei Han
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:27 am
    Happy New Year everyone!  Hope you all had a great holiday or at least one that was better than mine.   I can’t believe it’s 2015.  Usually I love holidays as it gives me time to relax, regroup, and faced the new year with renewed energy.  I didn’t have such luck this holiday season.  Work … Read More →The post Lei’s New Year Aspiration – Enjoy Life appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • I Almost Forgot to Enjoy the Holidays

    Lei Han
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Wow, it’s already Christmas week and I barely had any time to enjoy it.  I have been rushing around for the last few weeks – so much to do and so little time.  Do you know the feeling?  Well, I am realizing it’s self-imposed.  I want to do everything and fit it all in.  In … Read More →The post I Almost Forgot to Enjoy the Holidays appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
 
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    Everyday Bright

  • How to Stop Your Insecurities from Hijacking Your Aspirations

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

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

    Jennifer Gresham
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:21 am
    Clearly, my daughter thinks the way to be more joyful is to sing Christmas carols every chance she gets. Or perhaps I should say Christmas carol. She only knows one. The truth is, as much as I love the big picture of my life, my daughter will tell you I sometimes get a little … serious. And for someone who’s already pretty busy doing what she wants to do, the holidays can be a distraction I’m not always as grateful for as I should be. But you know, that Christmas carol eventually won me over. Joy is contagious. And so I’d like to pass some along to you, just without…
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    Your Life YOUR Way

  • Debunked! 3 Myths That Get In The Way of Business Success.

    Tia
    13 Feb 2015 | 11:09 pm
    There is only one success – to be able to spend your life in your own way. – Christopher Morley. 3 Myths That Get In The Way Business of Success I’ve always been a driven person. Back in the 80’s, as a teenager I used to carry a little newspaper clipping in my wallet that said “Decide to Succeed!”. As cheesy as that may sound, it served as a powerful daily reminder to stay on track for the bigger dreams and goals that I had in life. As I grew older and achieved many of those goals and dreams, I realised that I needed to sit down and actually define what success…
  • 4 Small, Simple Ways To Get Back Your Sparkle

    Tia
    6 Feb 2015 | 10:08 am
    Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realising that life is made up of little things. – Frank A Clark. Pic credit: http://pixabay.com Little things are happening around us every day. Every moment, in fact, we are encountering little things. Yesterday, when I was walking into a shop, a woman smiled at me. I smiled back and thought to myself, “That was such a small thing but it made me happy to be acknowledged by a stranger.” Often we dismiss the small stuff because we are caught up in the bigger picture. We’re working towards our goals that are afar off and forget to…
  • 5 BIG Reasons to Let Go of the Past.

    Rajeshwari Chakravarty
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:21 am
    Sometimes letting go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on. – Eckhart Tolle. Pic credit: Randy Heinitz @ flickr.com/photos/rheinitz Letting go of the past and embracing the present continues to be the most rewarding experience of my life.  This is not an overnight task and may take be tough and challenging, but the results far outweigh the effort. Maybe like me, it starts with you asking what baggage you’ve been carrying for a while. Is it a relationship, a strong belief, a mistake made, an unfulfilled desire or lingering hurt? You see, knowing who or…
  • 75 of the Best, Most Inspiring Quotes on Hopes + (Following your) Dreams

    Tia
    11 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    Every woman’s life is the sum of all her choices, and Revlon India is here to support that. Choices by Revlon is a platform that will allow every woman to express her opinions and make her choices freely. This month, Revlon talks about Hopes & Dreams and believes that each woman should dream at whatever scale she desires, then pursue to accomplish them. Hello Darling! It’s always so fun to kick off a brand new year, isn’t it? Fresh start. Clean slate. A do-over if you will. A chance to get back on track with your goals and dreams. Let go of some old ones. Create new ones. While…
  • 75 of The Best, Most Inspiring, and Kickass Quotes on (Positive Mental) Attitude!

    Tia
    2 Jan 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Hi Gorgeous! Pic credit: Ziglar.com I’ll admit it. I had a pretty pathetic/ineffective attitude for most of 2014. It wasn’t that it was a bad year. Not at all! Amongst the major things that happened, I.. finished an epic Leadership course (that I got a scholarship for in the most magical of ways). got engaged & married the sweetest, most adorable man after dating for 3 months (post a 5 year dating drought). woke up every morning all tangled up in various cuddle positions with my man (best.feeling.ever). travelled to Paris, Madrid, Barcelona for a whirlwind and special 10…
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    Karla Porter

  • This is what it looks like to love your job

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

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

    Karla
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:01 am
    I get my share of Klout Perks. I provide honest opinions. Last year I was deluged with meat perks from McDonald’s. They claimed they knew about me but I was certain they didn’t know squat, my Twitter mini-bio has clearly said I don’t eat meat, for years. I let Klout know their algorithms were off. I don’t know if that mattered, but then I got perked with a Fair Trade USA package at holiday time. #GiveFair Don’t think for a minute that I’m just slinging you a commercial or that it’s way off topic. This box made me THINK. That’s right. Visit here often? Then you know I’m an…
  • It’s time to Talk About Neurodiversity in the Workplace

    Karla
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:14 pm
    How often has neurodiversity in the workplace been discussed at your Wednesday management meeting? Well, I’m suggesting that you bring it up. It is estimated that 1 in 88 individuals have an Autism spectrum Disorder (ASD), and approximately 200k teenagers with ASDs will reach working age in the next five years. It’s time to expand the definition of ‘fit’ in the workplace We seem to have worked out how to accommodate most of the visible and invisible disabilities employees have that are protected by the ADA. I say ‘seem to have’ for two reasons. For one, every day that statement is…
  • The Double Standard in Recruiting

    Karla
    22 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    Lengthy online applications, psychometric and skill assessments, phone screens, first through third round and intimidating nerve wracking panel interviews, waiting room lineups, auto replies, unreturned follow-up calls and silence, mostly silence. We preach job search candidate etiquette, cover letters, thank you emails, punctuality, yet we don’t necessarily practice it ourselves. Why do we expect candidates to jump through hoops, sit on pins and needles and settle for silence? We have a lot of defensive answers for that like understaffing, too many submissions, unqualified applicants,…
 
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    The Voice of Job Seekers

  • Strategic Connections in Networking with Anne Baber

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:31 pm
    We talk a lot about job networking here on the podcast, but it is a job search impediment for so many job seekers. It is an essential tool in the 21st century to find business connections and job opportunities. Anne Baber is one of four authors of the new book, Strategic Connections: The New Face of Networking in a Collaborative World is my guest offers a different approach to networking. This conversation will provide pragmatic and proactive strategies to discover and deepen your career networking and your ability to increasing performance production. Many thanks to the publicists at AMACOM…
  • Tell Stories Get Hired with Daisy Wright

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:00 pm
      Tell Stories, Get Hired is a book written by Daisy Wright and  other contributing writers such as Kimberly Robb Baker and Audrey Prenzel, who are my guests on this episode. Storytelling is not only art, but also essential and strategic! You’ll learn today how to position your story based on the employer’s needs and how to show the relevance. You will hear examples of how job seekers would hear a need of an employer and used storytelling to show that they were the solution. Do you use storytelling in your resume or social profiles? Was it strategic? Please share. I can…
  • Would Your Personal Brand Compel You to Quit Google?

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    10 Feb 2015 | 3:30 pm
    Before you leave your job this time, have you considered the quality of your personal brand? Have you invested time in building your brand? Are you making efforts in learning more to hone your craft/skill and add value to your current or future coworkers? This show will help you get started. Fearful? Yep, this show is for you. How are you building your personal brand? We would love to hear from you! Here are three ways to provide feedback: Call and leave a voicemail at 708.365.9822 Email: mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/73, press the Send Voicemail button on the…
  • Resume Trends for 2015 with Jacqui Barrett Poindexter

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    3 Feb 2015 | 4:00 pm
    In this episode, we discuss trends of resume writing helping you write more purposeful and tell a story moving employers to call you. More resume writers and career professionals including myself and my guest, Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter advises your resume along with your Linkedin profile tell a complete story. We discuss storytelling everywhere, the importance of focus, and social media. Does your resume and social profiles tell a story that helps your knowledge, skills, and abilities stand out? Here are three ways to provide feedback: Call and leave a voicemail at 708.365.9822 Email:…
  • 2014 Job Preparedness Indicator Survey with Alexandra Levit

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    27 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
    For the second year (the third year on the blog), we are featuring the results of the Job Preparedness Indicator Survey done by DeVry University’s Career Advisory Board. A large part of the survey studies the job skill gaps and provides job strategies and recommendation mainly for college students and Millenials. Alexandra Levit is one of the workplace/career experts and executives on the career board. She provides an overview of the survey findings and job strategies for young job seekers. I would love to hear your thoughts and comments about the survey. What do you think about the…
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    FlexJobs

  • 14 People Who Can Help Review Your Resume

    Jessica Howington
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:54 pm
    Before applying to a job, your resume should be polished and perfected. Here are a few of the people in your life that can help review your resume! The post 14 People Who Can Help Review Your Resume appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • How to Offer Flexible Jobs Without Sacrificing Productivity

    Kayla Matthews
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:42 am
    Is your company hesitant to offer flexible jobs? If so, check out this article about how your company can offer flexible jobs and maintain productivity! The post How to Offer Flexible Jobs Without Sacrificing Productivity appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • How to Repair Your Personal Brand

    Dorothy Tannahill-Moran
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:28 am
    Mistakes and career blunders happen; what matters is how you recover. Check out these tips to repair your personal brand when you've taken a wrong turn. The post How to Repair Your Personal Brand appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 8 Resources to Go Green at Work

    Adrianne Bibby
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:40 am
    Having an environmentally sustainable work environment is becoming more important than ever before. Check out these eight tips to go green at work! The post 8 Resources to Go Green at Work appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • How to Become a Writer as a Second Career, and More!

    Jen Blais
    1 Mar 2015 | 2:16 am
    In the flexible job news this week, learn how to become a writer as a second career; find out which states offer lots of remote jobs; and more! The post How to Become a Writer as a Second Career, and More! appeared first on FlexJobs.
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  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Humor Is A Great Way To Improve Meetings

    Olivia Adams
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Mobile Media Devices Every Thursday, the Come Recommended Career & HR Blog ends the week with a wrap-up, bringing you the top news from the week for job seekers and employers. These articles highlight the latest trends in the industry. JOB & INTERNSHIP SEEKERS Science Confirms That Being Unemployed Actually Changes Your Personality: Researchers in the U.K. studied 6,769 German men and women, 210 of whom were unemployed for one to four years. Over time, the unemployed men and women saw decreases in their levels of agreeableness, openness, and conscientiousness. Read…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Learn How To Create Amazing Blog Visuals

    Olivia Adams
    26 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    Image Credit: Mobile media devices from Bigstock Every Thursday, the Come Recommended PR Blog ends the week with a wrap-up, bringing you the top news from the week about public relations and content marketing. These articles will highlight the latest trends in the industry to help you stay up-to-date on the PR world. CONTENT MARKETING How to Make Better Visualizations for Your Blog: If you’re running out of visual content ideas for your blog, here is a helpful list of resources to check out. Read more.  How to Research and Use Content That Works: Tom Webster, Vice President of…
  • How To Make Money Referring Friends To Jobs With JobHubble

    Olivia Adams
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: JobHubble You’re a job seeker. You’ve been searching for a new job for about a month now and haven’t had much luck finding positions that fit your career goals. However, you’ve been finding TONS of opportunities for your friend who is also searching for a new job. How would you like to get rewarded for helping your friend find a new job? With JobHubble, companies offer cash awards to anyone who helps them make a great hire. This way, you can get paid for sharing job opportunities with your friend. How JobHubble works: JobHubble is a recruitment…
  • How To Become A Social Media Influencer

    Olivia Adams
    24 Feb 2015 | 3:30 am
    Image Credit: Influence is power image from Bigstock. Last year, Mark launched an internship search mobile app for college students and recent graduates. Since launching his app, Mark has consistently gained users and college students love using it. However, Mark wants to expand his market and get bigger employers (like Google and Facebook) on board with his app. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a large enough social media following or a blog to spread the word about his product. Mark reaches out to one of his friends who happens to work in public relations. After discussing the…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Finding Love In The Workplace

    Olivia Adams
    19 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Mobile Media Devices Every Thursday, the Come Recommended Career & HR Blog ends the week with a wrap-up, bringing you the top news from the week for job seekers and employers. These articles highlight the latest trends in the industry. JOB & INTERNSHIP SEEKERS How to Hack The Job Hunt: Looking for a job is tough, time consuming, and often an endless wormhole of acronyms and buzzwords. Looking for a job in a startup is all of that, and then some. It’s about cultural fit. Read more.  Finding Love at Work is More Acceptable Than Ever: Vault’s 2015 Office Romance…
 
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    Jobberman Insider

  • Best Advice: Take Jobs Others Don’t Want

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

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

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

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:59 am
    Do you want to have an edge in the labour market?Do you want to win interviews and job offers from various multinational firms?Then register for trainings that match your career path on Jobbermanlearning.com. You also get up to 20% off all trainings on the site.Enrolling for courses is a great way of improving your job skills. Training isn’t just important to any company, it is vital. The global companies have core requirements imposed on their prospective employees, whether entry level or experienced hires. Benefits:Increased job satisfaction and morale among employeesIncreased…
  • 10 Reasons No One Will Hire You

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    15 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am
    In an ideal world, the job would go to the most qualified candidate. However, there are many reasons why you might not get hired for a job – even if you have all of the skills and experience to successfully do the work.Here are ten reasons other than your qualifications why employers won’t hire you:You aren’t very savvy on social mediaWhen you’re looking for a job, social media is more media than it is social. Remember that anything you publish has the potential to be broadcast to unforeseen audiences. Even if you have strict privacy settings, it is possible for someone inside your…
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  • Three Secrets for Operating an Effective Organization

    Julie Ellis
    1 Mar 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Some companies and organization just seem to flourish. They continually increase their customer base; they thrive even in the “tough times;” they are innovative and forward-looking they have “brand loyalty.” So, how do they do it? A lot of research has been conducted on organizational effectiveness, and, when all of the studies report their results, […]
  • How to Prepare Yourself in Competitive Job Market?

    Shipra Sinha
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:21 am
    It is a common scenario in Indian and multinational companies to witness youngsters as executives who are either engineering graduates or management graduates. They get into the middle or senior management level with ease and there are reasons for that. Initial Surge: High academic scores, in-depth knowledge in specialized subjects, accumulated general knowledge, exceptional IQ, […]
  • 5 Strategies HR Executives can use to Skyrocket to the C-Suite

    Stevens Stone
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    HR Executives can, at times, feel like they are “stuck in the middle of nowhere” with job prospects. While there are plenty of CMOs, CIOs, and CFOs at the C-level of an organization, there are very few CHROS (Chief Human Resources Officer). Wait you didn’t even know there was such a thing? That’s exactly my […]
  • Five HR Red Carpet Moments

    Tresha Moreland
    22 Feb 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Its time again to watch stars with glamour and shine walk on the red carpet. Crisp tuxedos, beautiful gowns and gleaming smiles approach the red carpet with anticipation of what is yet to come. Highly visible Human Resource professionals work diligently day in and day out balancing the needs of employer and employees. Unlike celebrities we […]
  • Helping is the Most Natural Thing in the World

    Catherine Carr, SPHR, MBA
    19 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    On November 8, 2013 a super typhoon hit Southeast Asia.   In a region of the world comprised mostly of islands some of the hardest hit that day were the islands in the Eastern Visayas region of the Philippines. I had the honor of being a part of the Doctors Without Borders team that went to […]
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    Executive Resume Services

  • Can You Do The Digital Handshake?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:51 am
    With the growing number of video interviews, there’s not a good reason to assume you won’t be asked to be part of one. Business video chats are not in the same category as a Skype or Google hangout because there is a level of professional behavior expected from all parties. Many business meetings are being held in a video conference, too, so these skills are going to be essential in most careers. One of The New Secrets to Rocking Your Skype Interview that Scott Dockweiler gives us on The Muse is the “digital handshake.” This substitute for a physical shaking of hands…
  • Online Authority is Essential for Professionals

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:52 am
    Professional resume and executive resume services have always emphasized the importance of networking for those interested in finding a job or moving ahead in their career plans. This is because the interactions we have with others in our industries creates a background impression that job applications, resumes, and cover letters are viewed against. People see the resume, for instance, and find out more by either asking around or remembering contact. LinkedIn is an online networking site, the biggest and most influential one we have access to in 2015. Louisa Chan is a marketing expert, and…
  • Predictive Analytics and Your Career

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    24 Feb 2015 | 8:29 am
    “While not new, predictive analytics is an important factor in assessing a candidate’s fit and potential. What is new is its accelerating use in corporate America as a means to filter candidates in and out of consideration long before any personal assessment is made.” — Lou Adler Lou Adler is a regular contributor to LinkedIn and has so much experience and authority in his perspective on the hiring process that it is worth taking the time to understand what he says about the way Big Brother is Now Determining Your Hirability. Today, a person seeking a position is filtered…
  • Ask The Experts: Cover Letter and Resume Transformation

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:14 pm
    Recently, I was honored to be among industry experts discussing current trends in resumes and cover letters on a Mashable Biz Chat. Tracy Edouard, Marketing and Communication at Mashable, gives us the highlights of Mashable’s #BizChats Twitter chat on how to transform your resume and cover letter for the better and you can see different professional perspectives on these questions: Is it important to have both a cover letter and resume when submitting job applications? Why or why not? How can someone truly make their resume stand out from the competition? What features are important to…
  • Top Mistakes That Get Your Application Tossed

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    10 Feb 2015 | 8:46 am
    Sometimes, the difference between a job application that makes an employer say, “Wow!” and one that makes an employer say, “Whoa…skip that one” is a simple mistake that is easy to avoid. In a recent Daily Worth article, Natasha Burton looks at 9 common job application mistakes that can cause that application to get tossed. Her list is: not following instructions applying for “any” position sloppy grammar outdated resume listing responsibilities instead of what you accomplished over-the-top resume passive voice & too many skills unsolicited salary…
 
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    The Career Coach

  • COLLEGE DESIGNS PASSION

    The Career Closet
    21 Feb 2015 | 3:06 pm
    I was watching TV one day and saw this commercial.  There was a guy on there that said when you have a passion for something, you become an expert.  I’m slowly becoming an expert in the college circuit, and providing advice, workshops … Continue reading →
  • COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID DEADLINES…2015/16 SCHOOL YEAR

    The Career Closet
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Below is the official list from FAFSA.gov on the deadline dates for financial aid documents in all states. Be sure to follow this list and get your FAFSA paperwork in on time. REMEMBER: if you’ve already been accepted to a … Continue reading →
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    Welcome to the Career Psychologist

  • A Letter to The Escape Tribe

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

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

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

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

    Nimita Shah
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    by Nimita Shah ‘Isolation is a dream killer’ – Barbara Shear. I can count on one hand the number of people in my life I considered as part of my very own ‘career change dream team’ when I decided to walk away from a soul crushing job in the corporate world. In hindsight I realise just how fundamental my cheerleaders were for me to make a meaningful shift. When I needed it most, they provided words of encouragement, a boost of energy and motivation, and even a reality check when I couldn’t see past my own blind spots! But most importantly, my dream team rooted for me relentlessly…
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    Job Interview Tools

  • 3 tips guaranteed to get you hired

    Don Georgevich
    11 Feb 2015 | 10:34 am
    Getting hired for jobs these days is DIFFICULT.  And today I want to share with you 3 interviewing tips that will give you a distinct advantage over your competition and put in the front of the hiring line. 1.) Quantify your results when speaking of accomplishments: By quantifying your results and saying exactly what you […]
  • How to dress for a phone interview

    Don Georgevich
    26 Jan 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Do you know why you should wear a business suit to a phone interview? It’s near impossible to search for jobs without getting a phone interview. A phone interview is your chance to give an employer a quick peak of what you’re all about.  Most job seekers seem to forget this, but the whole point […]
  • How to answer “Why you were fired” in under 20 seconds…

    Don Georgevich
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:41 am
    Most of the time when people get fired they don’t really deserve it and it had nothing to do with their performance. It could have been for any reason – corporate downsizing, internal politics, not getting along with the new manager, etc. And now they are faced with the black mark of having been fired. […]
  • Here’s how the interview process is supposed to work…

    Don Georgevich
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:51 pm
    1.) We send out resumes 2.) We get called for a job interview 3.) We get called back for a second & third job interview 4.) And then we get a job offer Well at least that’s how it’s supposed to work.  But what are you supposed to do when you are expecting the offer, […]
  • Criminal history interview questions got you down?

    Don Georgevich
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:32 am
    Have you ever been asked, “Have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor?” That’s a tough one to answer if  you’ve been convicted. Hopefully you can just say no. Keep in mind that a felony and a misdemeanor are two different crimes, with the latter one being less serious. So if they ask […]
 
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    jobs, employment in USA - Careerjet

  • Sales Rep

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Farmers Insurance Denver - Parker, CO - Are you tired of not getting paid what you are worth? Are you tired of making money for others and not yourself? Farmers Insurance Denver is looking for a talented individual to join our top ranked team. We are looking for someone who wants to take control of their life and finan...
  • Traveling PTA, Physical Therapist Assistant

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Reno, NV - Traveling PTA, Physical Therapy Assistant. This opportunity is available in a skilled nursing facility. A 13-week assignment, recent experience required....
  • Java Developer

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:45 pm
    jsl computer services, inc. - Lanham, MD - Note: Candidates MUST already have an MBI background clearance from the IRS. Do not send in resumes that do not have the clearance. Send resumes to ed@jslinc.com Duties: The Java Developers will develop J2EE application in the following technology environment: Red Hat Enterprise ...
  • Server

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:45 pm
    Denny's - Lake Park, GA - Working at Dennys, you can make a guest feel amazing, and get paid doing it. Youll earn excellent money and may be eligible for benefits like flexible schedules, paid vacations, discounts on meals, and a 401K savings program (depending on eligibility). You will have opportunities...
  • IT Budget Lead

    2 Mar 2015 | 7:45 pm
    jsl computer services, inc. - Washington DC - Note: Candidates must be US citizens Send resumes to ed@jslinc.com DESCRIPTION: Lead a wide variety of professional level budget analysis and development duties involving the preparation, administration, maintenance, review and control of the Office of the CIO’s (OCIO) budget. Su...
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    Sandbox Advisors

  • Resume writing trends that can help you shine

    Amit Puri - Managing Consultant, Sandbox Advisors
    1 Mar 2015 | 8:37 pm
  • 10 Signs of a Bad Recruiter / Employment Agency in Singapore

    Amit Puri - Managing Consultant, Sandbox Advisors
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:09 pm
    If you’re searching for a job, you’re probably dealing with a recruiter in Singapore or maybe even a few. But all recruiters are not created equally. And if you’ve been dealing with recruiters on multiple occasions, you might have had a few less than satisfactory experiences. More and more frequently many third-party recruiters are gaining […]
  • Best of the Web: Become Outstanding, Multi-task Properly, Setup an Ideal Workspace, Dare to Disagree and Sleep Better

    Amit Puri - Managing Consultant, Sandbox Advisors
    26 Feb 2015 | 8:05 pm
    This Million-Dollar Advice Will Make You an Outstanding Leader “Earlier this month I was with a group of global experts who regularly consult with the most successful entrepreneurs and leaders both in small growing businesses and Fortune 500 companies. We were preparing for the Million Dollar Consulting Convention, hosted by the rockstar of consulting himself, […]
  • A Book, interactive culture map and self assessment to understand and manage different cultures at work

    Amit Puri - Managing Consultant, Sandbox Advisors
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:36 pm
    I wanted to share some great resources to help you get in-depth insights into different cultures. This information can be quite useful in various situations in the workplace. The resources are all based on the work of professor Erin Meyer, who’s work focuses on how the world’s most successful managers navigate the complexities of cultural differences in […]
  • Never give up

    Amit Puri - Managing Consultant, Sandbox Advisors
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:59 pm
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    Movin' On Up

  • Celebrate National Read Across America Day

    admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    National Read Across America Day is Monday, March 2. The holiday celebrates the importance of reading and the birthday of beloved author Dr. Seuss. Across America, thousands of schools, community centers, and libraries will participate in the day by reading to groups of children and teenagers. Even if you aren’t involved with these literacy programs, you can still take advantage of the day by picking up a good book or learning about the importance of literacy when it comes to your career. There’s no shortage of statistics on literacy and its effect on the lives and welfare of people…
  • Poll: How Does Your Company Promote Health and Wellness?

    admin
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Staying healthy is an important part of your life, and many employers recognize that your wellness shouldn’t be hindered at the office. In an effort to help you stay on track with your fitness goals, many companies offer health and wellness benefits, programs, or resources in the workplace. Wellness programs range from health education, coaching, medical screenings, access to a gym, and more. The attention to health and wellness that employers provide may even affect your job search. Since your health is important wherever you go, wellness programs inside the workplace may be a determining…
  • How To Tie a Kelvin Knot

    admin
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Looking professional both in interviews and on the job is an important element of your professional career life. To help you add a professional look to your wardrobe, we want to share easy how-to instructions for wearing common tie knots. In January, we shared instructions for completing the popular Windsor knot. This month, check out how to tie the Kelvin knot below. Step One: Flip up your collar and turn your tie around so that the stitched sides are showing. The wider end should hang down a bit longer than the narrow end. Step Two: Cross the narrow end over the wider end. Steps Three and…
  • Ask A Recruiter: How to Document Short-Term Jobs on Your Resume

    admin
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    When it comes to preparing for a job search, acing interviews, and creating resumes, we know you have a lot of questions. To help answer your job search questions, our very own industry experts and at Express Employment Professionals are posting their answers here on the Movin’ On Up blog. Question In the first installment of our new series, “Ask a Recruiter,” we’re excited to feature a question from Movin’ On Up reader Amanda. Amanda asks, “When filling out job applications, should you include short-term jobs and ones that resulted in termination? I would think it looks bad, but…
  • The Power of Consistency: Tips for Living a Peak Performer’s Life

    admin
    20 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Staying consistent can be a powerful tool for building your career, enhancing your job search, and landing the job of your dreams. According to former professional basketball player and motivational speaker Walter Bond, taking a few minutes to focus on the areas of your life where you need to stay consistent can help keep you on track. “Excellence is not an act, it’s a habit,” Walter says. “Ask yourself, ‘What do I repeatedly do?’ Because whatever you repeatedly do – whatever you do consistently – that’s exactly who you are.” As part of his year-long series of motivational…
 
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    ZipRecruiter

  • Your Comprehensive Guide to Hiring Millenials

    Matt Krumrie
    2 Mar 2015 | 11:45 am
    Millennials, also known as Generation Y, are the demographic following Generation X, generally referencing those born in the 1980s to the early 2000s. They are also the most intriguing, frustrating, educated, tech-savvy and complex generation The post Your Comprehensive Guide to Hiring Millenials appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • How to Write a “Cold Inquiry” Email

    Nicole Cavazos
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:28 am
    Don’t wait for a job to come to you; seek it out by researching companies where you’d like to work. Once you have a list, you’re ready to start emailing. The post How to Write a “Cold Inquiry” Email appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • When Should You Hire a Dedicated HR Staffer?

    Matt Krumrie
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:16 pm
    In many small businesses the owner takes care of HR functions such as posting job openings, interviewing, hiring. When should they hire a dedicated HR pro? The post When Should You Hire a Dedicated HR Staffer? appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • It’s Never too Soon to Look for an Internship

    Nicole Cavazos
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:29 am
    Internships have become one of the key ways that companies hire, so they shouldn’t be taken for granted. Wait until the last minute and you might lose out. The post It’s Never too Soon to Look for an Internship appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • These Are the Best College Towns to Find a Job

    Scott Garner
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:46 pm
    Looking for a job in a college town? These are the twenty best college town job markets in the U.S. according to our latest data. The post These Are the Best College Towns to Find a Job appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
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    The Recruiters Lounge

  • Think HR Technology is Broken? #hrtech

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

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

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

    Eyal Steiner
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:17 am
    Employee Relations’ Role in New Hire Onboarding. The recruitment process is among some of the most complex processes any organization has. It requires deep integration of recruiters with talent management functions, hiring managers, brand marketing functions, candidates, and in some cases with external recruiting agencies. Failure to maintain these relationships across the board often results […] The post 3 Ways to Maximize Employee Relations & Post-Hire Value appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • 2015 Global Mobile Recruiting Awards Accepting Entries

    Greg Merrell
    5 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    LONDON, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Web Based Recruitment, experts in the areas of Mobile Recruitment and Recruiting Videos, confirmed that there had been strong interest in the recently announced 2015 Global Mobile Recruitment Awards. Now in their second year the awards will acknowledge those companies leading the way in the use of Mobile Recruitment and at the same […] The post 2015 Global Mobile Recruiting Awards Accepting Entries appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
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    Career Musings

  • On The Job Hunt? Never Be Afraid to Tell Your Story

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

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

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

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

    Daisy
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:19 am
    Tell Stories, Get Hired is finally here! PRESS RELEASE Brampton, ON, November 25, 2014 – Job layoffs, a competitive job marketplace, and hiring freezes have put a lot of pressure on job seekers to stand out and be noticed. Those concerns should be alleviated by “Tell Stories, Get Hired”, a new book which demonstrates how job seekers can leverage their stories to convince hiring managers and recruiters to hire them over their competitors. Daisy Wright, author of the Canadian best seller, No Canadian Experience, Eh?, collaborated with 17 professionals with varying backgrounds from Canada,…
 
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  • NT Opens the Way to Fracking

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

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

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

    21 Feb 2015 | 9:00 pm
    While some companies are evaluating their future employment requirements under a new lower oil prices BHP Billiton have recently confirmed that they see no need to cut production nor jobs in the foreseeable future.
  • Oil and Gas in 2015

    9 Feb 2015 | 1:38 am
    Turning adversity into advantage is a big opportunity awaiting Oil and Gas companies in 2015 as uncertain markets develop this year
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    Recruiting & Career Blog

  • How to Approach Your First 90 Days at a New Job

    Claire Topalian
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:00 am
    Finally – you’ve landed a great job, you can’t wait to get started, and it feels as though the long search and effort in finding the job has come to an end. You can relax. However, quite the opposite is true: now the real work begins, and the first 90 days couldn’t be more critical in defining your career. Here are a few key things to keep in mind as you approach the difficult but opportunistic first three months at your new job: 1) Ask Questions As you can imagine, you’ll be facing new territory at any new job, no matter what your experience or background is.
  • How One Program Sparks STEM Interest in Middle Schoolers

    Lou Franco
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Creating the next great technology innovations is crucial to the advancement of our society and the American economy.  Unfortunately, the American workforce is crippled by a lack of experts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which is what we call the STEM skills gap. Since this week is National Engineers Week, we’re doing a three-part blog series on STEM-related topics. In part one, we examined the fastest-growing STEM jobs for 2015. In part two, we looked at the state of STEM in education and the workforce. In part three (this post), we’ll explore a…
  • The State of STEM in America

    Meredith Craig
    25 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Creating the next great technology innovations is crucial to the advancement of our society and the American economy.  Unfortunately, the American workforce is crippled by a lack of experts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which is what we call the STEM skills gap. Since this week is National Engineers Week, we’re doing a three-part blog series on STEM-related topics. In part one, we examined the fastest-growing STEM jobs for 2015. In part two (this post), we look at the state of STEM in education and the workforce. In part three, we’ll explore a…
  • Hot STEM Jobs in 2015

    Adecco
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Creating the next great technology innovations is crucial to the advancement of our society and the American economy. Unfortunately, the American workforce is crippled by a lack of experts in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), which is what we call the STEM skills gap. Since this week is National Engineers Week, we’re doing a three-part blog series on STEM-related topics. In part one (this post), we’ll examine the fastest-growing STEM jobs for 2015. In part two, we’ll look at the state of STEM in education and the workforce. In part three,…
  • 6 Email Tips for Job Seekers: Don’t Overlook These Common Mistakes

    Sarah Walls
    20 Feb 2015 | 4:00 am
    Your resume is polished, you’ve written your email cover letter and you’re about to hit send. Before you do, check these things off your list to make sure you stand out for the right reasons: 1. Email Address – Make sure it won’t provoke eye rolls. Sign up for Gmail. It’s free and widely accepted as the best email service, and most people don’t have a negative opinion of it. Yahoo and Outlook are also acceptable. Just don’t use an AOL email address—no matter what your opinion of AOL, it can be seen as outdated and therefore only used by people who are…
 
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    Career Mavericks

  • Fear is the Root of Your Problems

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

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

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

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

    Yaseen Dadabhay
    30 Nov 2012 | 4:37 pm
    This is a awesome and very inspirational poem that I found on self talk , and how many times your success in your career and your life is dependant on your own mind.   “If you think you are beaten, you are – If you think you dare not, you don’t – If you’d like to […] The post Weekend Career Inspiration – The power of Self Talk appeared first on Career Mavericks.
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    Big Interview

  • How to Get the Applicant Tracking System to Pick Your Resume

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

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

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

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

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

    Lucas
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:02 pm
    For those looking for the best careers out on the market today, it will require education, dedication and good work ethics to both acquire and keep these highly desirable jobs. While there are a great number of good jobs, there are 10 really exceptional jobs that promise good pay, excellent benefits and long term success. Here is a list of the top 10 hottest jobs for the foreseeable future. For those still in high school [...]
  • 6 Careers for Social Good

    Lucas
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:17 pm
    There are people who are looking for a career and others who want to pursue their calling. If you’ve ever felt called to make a difference in the world or to work for social good, there are plenty of career choices available. Each of them requires different skills and education; however, they are all rewarding jobs that help others every day. Consider these five careers for social good. Child and Family Social Worker Family social [...]
  • Your GPA Sucks… and I Will Hire You Anyway

    Lucas
    26 Jun 2014 | 11:34 am
    There’s just a few more months left in the school year. College graduation – and job interviews – are just around the corner… I remember this time during college, very well. I’d be graduating, soon. So I’d periodically pull out my transcript and stare at my GPA, trying to mentally manipulate it into growing larger and more respectable. I guess I thought that if I stared hard enough, somehow I could make my GPA look [...]
  • 8 Traits of a True Entrepreneur

    Lucas
    21 Jun 2014 | 3:34 pm
    It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking that successful entrepreneurs are a breed of their own or that they are born with that certain something that makes them successful. There is a popular saying that helps us understand what really makes an entrepreneur, an entrepreneur. It goes: there are only three types of people in the world: those who watch what happened, those who wonder what happened and those who make things happen. [...]
  • Best Ways To Say You’re Not Interested After A Job Interview

    Lucas
    19 Jun 2014 | 2:36 pm
    You put in your application to a company and even scored an interview. But now, you’re just not interested in pursuing the company any further. What do you do from here? You cannot simply leave the employer hanging when they have offered you a position. That is very unprofessional, and not a good way to evolve your career. Luckily telling the employer that you are no longer interested in the position is something that you [...]
 
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    Job Seeker Blog - Spark Hire

  • 3 Ways to Get Motivated in a Stale Job

    Julia Weeks
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    Staying motivated in a boring job can seem like a constant struggle at times.  However, with a few tips, you can turn your job into something you enjoy by simply striving to be your best, staying positive, and surrounding yourself with positive things. 1. Set personal goals In the past, I have held a few dull jobs that were not easy to get excited about.  When you work in a position that has no set goals or drivers for success, it is important that you go about setting your own personal goals. For example, one position I held, when much younger, was in a warehousing environment where I was…
  • What to Do When You’re an Unemployed Executive

    Lauren Levine
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    When you’ve accomplished a significant amount in your career and suddenly find yourself out of work, you can feel overwhelmed and highly discouraged. It may even seem like getting back on track is nearly impossible. However, there are many tricks that an unemployed executive can try in order to get back to work quickly. Some of the most useful strategies include: Focusing on benchmarks: A job hunt can be overwhelming, particularly if you’ve successfully climbed the corporate ladder for years to get to your executive position. Instead of focusing on the big picture (getting a new job and…
  • 3 Ways to Determine if Sales is the Right Career for You

    Julia Weeks
    23 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    If you are trying to decide what career path to take, or if you are thinking about changing careers, you may have thought about sales.  Perhaps you have a friend who is in sales and thinks you would be great at it, or maybe it is just something that you always thought you would be good at. Regardless of the reason why, there are 3 key ways to determine if sales is the right career path for you. 1. Are you competitive? Sales is a numbers game.  Whether you are striving to have the best numbers on your sales team or the best numbers in your line of business, you must be driven to be the best.
  • Being Assertive vs. Aggressive During a Job Hunt

    Lauren Levine
    17 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    It’s no secret that when you’re on a job hunt, you have to be aggressive. Sit back and hope that the right opportunity comes to you and you’ll find yourself waiting a while. However, it is possible to go too far the other way and become overly aggressive as you hunt. When you’re hoping to strike the perfect balance between the two, keep these tips in mind: Know how to network properly Networking is extremely important when you job hunt, but it’s important to do so with caution. In order to network effectively, you’ll want to maintain regular contact with your connections. Send…
  • 4 Reasons You Aren’t Getting the Job Offer

    Julia Weeks
    16 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Being a job seeker is tough.  You find yourself applying and interviewing for jobs that you think would be perfect for you, only to be left with no offer or honest explanation for why you were not selected. There are many reasons why you are not getting a job offer, and there are 4 things that all job seekers need to pay attention to in order to eliminate some of the common reasons why they are getting passed by for jobs and interviews.  1. Your resume is old. After applying to jobs, you may be getting passed by if your resume is not up to snuff. When was the last time you updated or…
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    The Prepary

  • Guest Post: 5 Myths About Networking

    Jaime Petkanics
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:19 pm
    I am thrilled to share the first post in a 3 part series on networking written by the Of Mercer ladies, Dorie and Emelyn. Given that these two actually met at a networking event at Wharton (and then started a business together) I couldn’t wait to hear their tips. Networking doesn’t come easily to all of us… and through this 3 part series, Dorie and Emelyn will share how you can get over your fear of networking and get the most out of your current and future network! One of the most important things we got out of attending business school was a strong network of peers,…
  • That time you didn’t get the interviewer’s email address

    Jaime Petkanics
    19 Feb 2015 | 11:30 am
    I always say this, but it’s not always the big things in the job search that give people anxiety. There are also tiny little moments along the way that are completely confusing. This one just came up with a client the other day. She went on a 2nd round interview and wasn’t able to get the interviewer’s email address. Since she’s working with me, she knows that it’s important to always send a thank you note and so was wondering what to do. Even if you don’t have your interviewer’s email address, you still need to send a thank you note.Click To Tweet…
  • Dress Code: Interview Appropriate Handbags

    Jaime Petkanics
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:57 am
    Let’s face it. People stress about what they’re going to wear to an interview almost as much as what they’re going to say. Although I’d love to sit here and tell you that what you wear doesn’t matter, how you present yourself is part of the impression you leave on your interviewer. Especially in the fashion, retail, and beauty industries, your outfit and accessories count. This post is going to be all about interview appropriate handbags. First of all, you need one that at least fits your resume (always bring copies of your resume!) amongst any other materials…
  • Networking in your job search

    Jaime Petkanics
    9 Feb 2015 | 1:14 pm
    I always tell my clients that submitting applications without networking is like only completing 50% of the application process. Networking in your job search is a MUST and when done properly, it will land you interviews. Today I’m going to focus on leveraging networking after you have applied for a job and want to get that application noticed. There are 3 types of networking we’re going to cover: 1st degree networking – Asking someone you know (who works at the company you applied for) to highlight your name/resume to the right contact internally 2nd degree networking…
  • Your Fashion Job Search: Tips & Resources

    Jaime Petkanics
    26 Jan 2015 | 9:21 am
    I have a soft spot for the fashion industry. All through High School and College I worked in retail, and a few years into my career I found my way back there when I landed a job on the recruiting team at Tory Burch. I (via The Prepary) often share advice that is helpful across all industries, but I love talking about the fashion job search specifically because it is an area I’m so passionate about, and it really does have it’s own rules. If you’re looking for a job or internship in fashion and feel a little lost, here are a few tips and resources I think will be helpful…
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    HER AGENDA

  • How To Deliver A Pitch Perfect Presentation

    Felicity H. Barber
    27 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    When I tell people I’m a speechwriter, they’re often pretty impressed. Many people think that speech writing is an innate ability that some of us are born with. I’ve even heard it referred to as a ‘dark art’! But what most people don’t realize is that they have the ability to be a speechwriter too. Most of us will have to give a speech or a presentation during our working lives. And if you’re an entrepreneur you’ll find yourself pitching to investors, partners and clients on a regular basis. If you want to improve your presentation skills you might enroll in a public speaking…
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton Tells 5,000 Women To #LeadOn

    Felicity H. Barber
    26 Feb 2015 | 5:27 am
    Every time I turn on the radio, every time I go to a speech or a panel discussion, every time I watch a topical TV debate, it’s dominated by (predominantly white) men. If the producers have made an effort, there’s one woman. But I can’t shake the feeling that she’s a token, a nod to political correctness, a defense mechanism against claims of sexism. Sometimes, I imagine the scene at the office of the radio or TV studio, the think tank or the university, a few weeks before the event. I imagine the producer shouting at the researchers: “We need just one woman…
  • 5 Small Ways To Step Away From Your Comfort Zone

    Mavenly + Co
    26 Feb 2015 | 4:30 am
    By Lora Ghawaly It can be exhausting to try to live outside of your comfort zone all the time. You’ll feel too stressed and won’t have time to recharge from your last efforts. However, consistently making small changes is more sustainable, and you’re still challenging yourself in some capacity. Staying in your own comfy bubble might be nice, but you’re going to have a lot of monotonous days in there. Here are a few tips for easing yourself into being adventurous, starting small and working up to larger goals. 1. Don’t go to Starbucks today. No, this doesn’t mean skipping your…
  • Three Ways To Use Technology To Grow Your Business

    Her Agenda
    25 Feb 2015 | 3:23 pm
    With 2015 in full swing, many business owners are looking for strategies that will help them maximize their sales. If this is one of your company’s goals for the year, you know that the strategic use of technology can help you put your conversion rates on a steady incline. Here are three ways you can use technology to grow your business: 1. Develop An Ecommerce Store. In a world where the rise of the internet has produced a generation of online shoppers, business owners who are ready to optimize their conversion rates should definitely develop ecommerce stores. With these stores, you…
  • Women of Hollywood Respond to #AskHerMore Campaign

    Aria Moyer
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:25 am
    This past Sunday, Hollywood celebrated the 87th Academy Awards Ceremony, also known as the Oscars. The event honored several actors, directors and costume designers, however the red carpet this year focused on something new and more relatable to the viewers at home; advice on womanhood. Instead of the traditional questions concerning the fashion choices made by the women of Hollywood, Buzzfeed reporters and others decided to ask more in depth questions and request pieces of advice for women as part of the #AskHerMore Campaign. Here is a quick summary of some of the most relatable pieces of…
 
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    Amplify Talent

  • The Return Of “Random Tweets Of Kindness” #RTOK

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

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

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

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

    Amplify Talent
    28 Jan 2015 | 10:50 am
    We're excited to announce the launch of a new collectively owned monthly chat, #EBchat, to enhance collaboration and communication within the community of peers working in the field of Employer Brand. #EBchat will be a Twitter chat (for now) that will take place the first Thursday of every month from 12:30-1:30pm EST. The chat covers a broad range of topics from best practices to platforms to tools. Each month a new moderator/s will lead the chat. The goal of #EBchat is to help move the field of Employer Branding forward by having more open collaboration and exchanging of ideas and practices,…
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    Career Intelligence Blog

  • The 9 Different Leadership Techniques used by CEOs

    Michael O'Keeffe
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:01 pm
    Leadership can be the defining factor between whether a senior manager makes the leap into a c-level position. Understanding what type of leader you are and other types you can apply in certain situations can be a useful tool to help you stand out to your boss. Find out what type of leadership style fits you and your company best, so you can begin to cultivate it and gain unprecedented results and gratification for that promotion you’ve been longing for. Autocratic An autocratic leader leads solely on the authority they assumed from their position. They control the efforts of their…
  • How the Executive Job Market has Changed in the Past Decade

    Michael O'Keeffe
    22 Feb 2015 | 1:28 pm
    Often times, unemployment can be a sudden unforeseen circumstance. Particularly during the recent recession, layoffs were a common occurrence and many professionals tried to find a job themselves. However, the job market has evolved since you were last had to look for a job. Even since 3 years ago, there has been a dramatic shift in how things are done and it is this dynamic process that is causing many applicants to be unsuccessful. Gain greater response to your applications by understanding the factors that have changed over the past decade to shape today’s executive job market.
  • The Problem LinkedIn Has Created For Job Seekers

    Michael O'Keeffe
    17 Feb 2015 | 3:53 pm
    LinkedIn has firmly established itself as the number 1 online networking resource for job seekers, but has it also created a huge problem for them as well? Successful networking relies on the ability to transform a contact into an impressionable business acquaintance. With studies suggesting 80% of jobs are found through networking it merely highlights it’s overwhelming significance on the job market. However, LinkedIn and other social networking sites alike have changed the landscape of networking completely. Almost all “networking” is now done online, with traditional methods of…
  • Average Financial Services Salaries and Trends for 2015

    Michael O'Keeffe
    15 Feb 2015 | 2:22 pm
    2015 promises to be a buoyant one for finance executives with forecasters predicting growth across many sectors as well as a positive hiring outlook and salary increases. Particularly in the Middle East, the diversification of investment away from the oil sector will ultimately lead to a more stable economy, one that is not so reliant on the blooming oil market. The financial services sector is seeing its first signs of growth in 2015, with money and hiring levels similar to those before the recession hit. Of particular interest is the hiring climate with more companies looking to recruit…
  • The C-level Headhunting Secret: How Some Execs Keep on Being Headhunted

    Michael O'Keeffe
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:29 pm
    Applying for new jobs can be hard work. It takes time, effort and endless messages and emails that go unread, or without reply. It is a full-time job in itself. If you are a senior executive you need to turn this problem on its head and start the process of attracting interest from headhunters and employers who are looking for people with your area of expertise. Luckily there is a simple solution that works! A Blog. A blog is an advantageous resource of information, it is a great way to demonstrate your expertise – even if you are out of work. After all, unemployment is merely a tag that…
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  • To Be Hired: Be Focused and Clear About the Job You Want

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

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

    Susan P. Joyce
    9 Feb 2015 | 3:34 pm
    A job seeker asked me if she should turn down a job interview, and it’s a very good question. Not every job interview is a good opportunity. In this case, she decided to accept the interview, and, in her situation, I think it was the right decision. Most often, my advice is to accept the […]
  • To Be Hired: Be Reachable

    Susan P. Joyce
    2 Feb 2015 | 6:22 pm
    A key aspect of being hired, once you have been found, is to have information easily available that allows employers and recruiters to contact you. Having an online profile that attracts employers and recruiters is critical to a successful job search. But, the best profile will be useless to you if those employers and recruiters […]
  • Be Find-able to Be Hired: Your Best Keywords

    Susan P. Joyce
    28 Jan 2015 | 1:19 pm
    A critical aspect for a successful job search and career — now — is being quickly and easily find-able online. Like actors, actresses, and other public figures, the age of anonymity is over for most of us. Best to embrace it, and make the best of it. We can — and should — keep big […]
 
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  • Alberta Job Outlook 2015

    briana
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:57 am
    The job outlook for Alberta is looking grim, according to Global News. In fact, it is expected to be one of the weakest years for job growth in the past 25 years. Competition for skilled jobs is expected to be fierce in the coming year. With the cost of oil rising, the big players – … Continue reading Alberta Job Outlook 2015 →
  • ATS Resume View Update

    briana
    23 Feb 2015 | 9:54 am
    Two noteworthy enhancements have just been released for our StartDate ATS system: Change to Display of Candidate Information When a Candidate is Selected Ability to Toggle Between “Resume View” and “Parsed View” Change to default setting for viewing candidates in a job Previously, the system would display the list of Hiring Stages, Candidates by name, and … Continue reading ATS Resume View Update →
  • When to contact your references

    briana
    3 Feb 2015 | 10:42 am
    During a job search, you want to be sure your references are available and willing to speak to potential employers. When is the best time to reach out and re-connect with your references? Before you start applying At the beginning of your job search, reach out individually to your references and re-confirm their willingness to act … Continue reading When to contact your references →
  • How to Create a Great Personal Elevator Pitch

    briana
    29 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    Imagine this scenario: Heading into an important job interview, you step onto the elevator of the corporate high-rise and, lo and behold, the human resources manager conducting the interview is standing beside you. Instead of maintaining a downward gaze and awkward silence or engaging in menial small talk, you smile confidently, introduce yourself, and launch into your elevator … Continue reading How to Create a Great Personal Elevator Pitch →
  • Overused Resume Words to Avoid

    briana
    26 Jan 2015 | 10:26 am
    Want your resume to be different? Avoiding these top 10 most commonly used buzzwords could be a good start. LinkedIn has compiled a list of commonly used terms across all users’ profiles. Here are the results: What should you use instead of these great terms? Well, synonyms are fine, for example ‘motivated‘ or ‘driven‘ could be … Continue reading Overused Resume Words to Avoid →
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  • The Employee Skills That Companies Are Crying Out For

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

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

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

    Felix
    25 Mar 2014 | 10:12 am
    There are numerous reasons why we work. Some of us do it as a passion, while others just try to make a difference in the community. What we all have in common is the necessity to sustain ourselves and our families. After all, money is what pays the bills. Everybody wants a job, but our […] The post How to negotiate your salary appeared first on ResumeOK - Resume writing, templates, cover letters and career tips.
  • How to get a job

    Felix
    11 Mar 2014 | 12:12 pm
    Whether you are looking to get your first job, or just trying to get a better one, finding a job is not always an easy task. In this article, I will show you some tips on how to write a professional resume and how to approach the job interview. As you have already chosen your […] The post How to get a job appeared first on ResumeOK - Resume writing, templates, cover letters and career tips.
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  • How Do You Turn An Internship Into A Job Offer?

    Chelsea Lawler
    16 Feb 2015 | 5:00 am
    Internships are a fantastic way to get your foot in the door and learn more about the company. Countless internships will make it known that you are not guaranteed employment after the internship ends. Internships may feel like one, giant job interview, as you dedicate many months and effort in determining if you will be […]
  • Jobs In Manufacturing

    2 Feb 2015 | 6:54 am
    Jobs in manufacturing focus on the production of goods and services that people use each day. Workers in this industry also produce the parts and products that are used both by businesses for their daily functioning and by manufacturing firms as well. If you work in this sector, you could find yourself assembling pieces of […]
  • How To Be Successful At Your Next Job Fair

    Chelsea Lawler
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:56 am
    If you are at the beginnings of your career search, attending a job or career fair is a wonderful step in the right direction. University campuses and professional industries hold career or job fairs in order to see if you may be a potential match for their company. Job and career fairs are one of […]
  • How To Write The Perfect Thank You Note

    Chelsea Lawler
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:53 am
    Etiquette is important in all aspects of your life, especially within a job interview setting. Composing the perfect thank you note after an interview is imperative, as it shows you are courteous and thoughtful. If you fail to follow up with a thank you note, whether it is handwritten or an e-mail, it could show […]
  • Are You Overqualified For This Job?

    Chelsea Lawler
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:49 am
    Being overqualified for a position may seem overwhelming. How do you sell yourself to a potential employer? How can you stress that you will be an asset to a company? It is imperative to convey to your potential employer how you will fit into their mold while emphasizing how your skill set pertains to the […]
 
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  • Adopting a ‘Company Culture’

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

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    21 Feb 2015 | 6:50 am
    This summarizes the main concepts drawn from the series of blogs on intelligences.
  • Using Intelligence Competencies to Identify Skills

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    13 Feb 2015 | 7:17 am
    Generally speaking, you can map skills to various intelligences: cognitive, emotional, creative and contextual (and in the diagram below I also include skills related to using artificial intelligence). I say generally because there is some overlap where skills require multiple intelligences. Understanding intelligent competencies and then mapping them to skills is useful for the planning and building stages of a Skill-Based Approach. During the planning stage, you derive a list of skills you will need to pursue your career aspirations. This is no different than any other type of career…
  • It’s Not All About How Smart You Are…

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    6 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    Individual intelligence is commonly associated with cognitive intelligence, though emotional intelligence is also getting a lot of attention nowadays (especially among leadership gurus). Going forward, a collective intelligence – the combined intelligence of systems and a network/team – becomes more important than individual intelligence. It makes more sense to compare collective intelligences, because teams and their intelligent systems are the actors of future competition. Intelligences Here are the definitions of some of various intelligences I have come across: Cognitive Intelligence…
  • Benefactors of Free Community College or Technical Training

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    26 Jan 2015 | 6:56 am
    Providing universal access to higher education is a step in the right direction – whether or not the tab is picked up by federal and state governments. (Theoretically, non-profits, employers, and educational institutions could also chip in to make this happen.) President Obama recently proposed America’s College Promise where the government provides two years of community college for free. According to some early estimates, this proposal has a $60 billion price-tag. If all states participate, an estimated 9 million students could benefit. A full-time community college student could…
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  • 4 Places Where You Shouldn’t Be Networking

    1 Mar 2015 | 8:52 am
    Expect to come off as callous, calculating and uncaring if you use certain gatherings for professional gain   You should always choose your location carefully. Networking requires restraint and self-discipline. Calculate every interaction to give a positive impression. Here’s what to do when you think the risk could be higher than the reward: Focus on the celebration and celebrant. This applies when you are at a celebration with an honored guest. You don’t want to shift the focus back to you and distract and detract from the purpose of the gathering in the first place. You can still…
  • 4 Consequences of Lying in a Job Interview

    28 Feb 2015 | 4:50 am
    Ever felt like lying about your experience or salary? Here’s why some of the common fibs are not worth telling. Lying during a job interview is never a good decision. It can destroy your chances of being hired — it’s easier to be caught than you might think. Here are four reasons why you shouldn’t lie in a face-to-face interview: You will be caught. Keep in mind that your interviewer will look into the details. There will be follow-up questions, and if you choose to lie, you’ll have no choice but to build on the same lie over and over again until you’ve woven a complicated web.
  • 5 Resume Tricks That Can Backfire

    26 Feb 2015 | 7:53 pm
    If you’d prefer to hide your weaknesses in your job history, don’t. Hiring managers can easily spot resume formatting tricks and other strategies. Disguising a spotty job history is a losing strategy, especially if you want to increase your chances of getting a job. Here are five resume tricks to forget: Using a functional resume instead of a chronological resume. Don’t consider using a functional resume to hide weaknesses in your work history — employers will know right away that you’re trying to disguise limited or outdated work experience. Using a functional resume is a red flag.
  • Interview Question: How Long Do You Expect to Remain With This Company?

    25 Feb 2015 | 7:12 pm
    Be prepared to respond to this question professionally in order to frame your response in a positive way.   This question is usually asked to uncover those people who move between jobs frequently. Since the hiring process costs a lot, companies are looking for those who plan on staying a long time. Companies that are looking for long-term employees aren’t likely to be impressed with those who only want a job that they’ll leave within a few months. When responding, include favorable commentary about the employer and the role you would play in order to create a positive image. Don’t…
  • How to Energize Your Job Search in 5 Ways

    24 Feb 2015 | 8:55 am
    Learn how to expand your network and learn new skills in order to land the job you want.   Landing an opportunity can be easier as long as you keep certain advice in mind. Though it can bea challenge to look for a job these days, consider these tips to help you make the best choices during your job search: The majority does not rule. Keep in mind that your life is not a democracy, especially when it comes to the opinions of others. Always make your own choices and let others’ opinions remain their opinions. Though you may have a reliable support system around you, do not let their…
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  • Logistics Analyst

    admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 10:00 am
    If you are well-organized, have an analytical eye and want a job which would enable you to monitor how a product goes from the manufacturer to the end user, you can consider working as a logistics analyst. In this profession, [...]
  • What Are The Characteristics Of An Effective Game Programmer?

    admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 9:05 am
    Game programmers are the individuals who are behind the cool computer and video games that the people of today, both young and old, play. Together with other gaming professionals, they work on the intricate and oftentimes, challenging process of producing [...]
  • What Does An Executive Director Do?

    admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:57 am
    An executive director acts as the head of an organization or company. In the United States and the rest of North America, this designation is commonly used to refer to leaders of nonprofit organizations. Just like chief executive officers of [...]
  • What Is The Difference Between A Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist And An Anesthesiologist?

    admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:11 am
    Anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA) are both medical professionals who work with surgeons and doctors in different medical and surgical procedures. They both administer anesthesia to patients to help alleviate their pain or eliminate the feeling completely when [...]
  • What Is Anesthesiology?

    admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:50 am
    Anesthesiology is the branch of medicine that deals with providing relief to patients who are in pain. More specifically, it deals with the total care of patients who are going to undergo a surgical operation. As such, the medical professionals [...]
 
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  • Get an Interview Advantage by Conducting Online Research

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

    Helen King
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:01 am
    I am always thinking of what former and current bosses would say about me if I ever gave their names as a reference. I mean, I’m a hard worker, honest and always willing to help, but is that what they would say? A good reference is important, after all, to getting the job you want and building a great career. I came across an article by Liz Ryan, a Forbes blogger, called “The Truth About Job References.” I thought that I’d share some of Ryan’s tips and add a few of my own so others would be able to get the best references that they can. When choosing references, here are five things…
  • Grow and Advance in These Five Retail Careers

    Jonathan Miller
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Retail is one part of the economy that’s basically impossible not to be in contact with—about two-thirds of the U.S. gross domestic product comes from retail consumption, employing about 10 percent of the U.S. workforce. Whether you’re working or shopping in a store or online, you probably come into contact with the retail industry every day. With such a huge and growing presence in the labor market—the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 12 percent growth between 2010-2020—you may find a good career fit for you in retail. Here are five popular jobs in this diverse field:…
  • Networking Skills and Strategies You Need to Know

    Lyndsie Fugate
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    There’s some truth to the old saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” However, if you use some of the strategies below, you can ensure that you will know all the right people to take your career to the next level. Prune and grow your social media If you’re looking for employment, click through your public-facing social media sites and try to see them through the eyes of your future boss. Take down—or add privacy filters to—any pictures or posts that don’t show you as a model employee.  At the same time, be sure to add positive content, like photos of a…
  • Choosing a Career Pathway That’s Best for You

    jbolte@goodwillvalleys.com
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:37 am
    It can be hard to pinpoint exactly what job is best suited to your skills and talents, and sometimes you’re not exactly sure what you need to do to be able to get there. Here are some steps that you can follow to figure it out. Trust your gut. While there are a lot of people out there to help you make career decisions, only you really know what you want. Keep in mind that jobs are more than paychecks. The key here is to match your passions and talents with a job that will give you satisfaction and a sense of purpose in this world. What inspires you or keeps you engaged for long periods of…
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  • How I Handle Criticism

    Anna Runyan
    27 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Last week I held a free webinar and it reminded me of something that I wanted to share with you. If you have ever listened to any of my FREE calls, webinars or video series across an extensive range of subjects you know I give a ton of content away for free. That’s my thing, I want to give some of my best stuff for free so people can get to know me AND TRUST that I will take care of you if you sign up for my courses. Well, last week’s webinar I gave an entire hour of great content and then the last 15 minutes I pitched my 90-Day Love Your Career Formula course which is for job searchers…
  • 5 Money Saving Tools for College Students

    Anna Runyan
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:42 pm
    Ah college, the time of your life when it seems like the world is at your fingertips. One of the only drawbacks to this exciting period is the constant sense of being broke and waiting for your real career to kick off after you complete your studies. Thankfully, today’s student no longer have to deal with being a “broke college student” all on their own. There are some technology enabled tools that can help students establish a budget, track their spending, and stick to the plan. Oh and getting some discounts along the way never hurt anybody either. Whether you’re at a four year…
  • The 90-Day Love Your Career Formula is Here!

    Anna Runyan
    20 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Did you know that there are over 92 million Americans that are not working right now. That’s a lot of competition. Do you know why your dream company would want to hire you instead of someone else? Recruiters know when someone is just applying to get any job to tie them over until they find a job that they are truly passionate about. Your dream company wants to hire you for one thing and one thing only, passion.  If you don’t have passion, you won’t get hired. It’s that simple. So how do you find out what career you are passionate about? I am super excited to help a group of…
  • How Unconscious Bias Might Be Keeping You from Your Dream Job

    Anna Runyan
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    The lack of women in the cybersecurity and IT professions is no great mystery. According to one study, only about 13 percent of all cybersecurity professionals are women, despite increased efforts to attract young women to the field and improve STEM education starting as early as elementary school. There are a number of theories as to why women aren’t filling IT roles. “Hacker culture,” which generally involves late nights and social isolation, is often blamed for the dearth of women. Women often struggle to fit in and succeed in such a male-dominated field, and therefore are more…
  • Free Webinar: How To Ditch Your Dead End Job

    Anna Runyan
    14 Feb 2015 | 10:00 am
    Are you struggling to figure out exactly what you should be doing in your job search to find a career you love? Are you tired of worrying about whether or not you are job searching correctly or just wasting a bunch of time?  In this day and age, none of us have time to waste on things that don’t generate results.  I’ll be the first to admit that getting out of a job you hate can be really frustrating and overwhelming. I’ve done it myself. But don’t fret.  I’m here to help you say adios to your dead end job and find a fulfilling career you love for the rest of your life.
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  • Get an Interview Advantage by Conducting Online Research

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

    Helen King
    19 Feb 2015 | 6:01 am
    I am always thinking of what former and current bosses would say about me if I ever gave their names as a reference. I mean, I’m a hard worker, honest and always willing to help, but is that what they would say? A good reference is important, after all, to getting the job you want and building a great career. I came across an article by Liz Ryan, a Forbes blogger, called “The Truth About Job References.” I thought that I’d share some of Ryan’s tips and add a few of my own so others would be able to get the best references that they can. When choosing references, here are five things…
  • Grow and Advance in These Five Retail Careers

    Jonathan Miller
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:38 pm
    Retail is one part of the economy that’s basically impossible not to be in contact with—about two-thirds of the U.S. gross domestic product comes from retail consumption, employing about 10 percent of the U.S. workforce. Whether you’re working or shopping in a store or online, you probably come into contact with the retail industry every day. With such a huge and growing presence in the labor market—the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates 12 percent growth between 2010-2020—you may find a good career fit for you in retail. Here are five popular jobs in this diverse field:…
  • Networking Skills and Strategies You Need to Know

    Lyndsie Fugate
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:47 am
    There’s some truth to the old saying, “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know.” However, if you use some of the strategies below, you can ensure that you will know all the right people to take your career to the next level. Prune and grow your social media If you’re looking for employment, click through your public-facing social media sites and try to see them through the eyes of your future boss. Take down—or add privacy filters to—any pictures or posts that don’t show you as a model employee.  At the same time, be sure to add positive content, like photos of a…
  • Choosing a Career Pathway That’s Best for You

    jbolte@goodwillvalleys.com
    29 Jan 2015 | 5:37 am
    It can be hard to pinpoint exactly what job is best suited to your skills and talents, and sometimes you’re not exactly sure what you need to do to be able to get there. Here are some steps that you can follow to figure it out. Trust your gut. While there are a lot of people out there to help you make career decisions, only you really know what you want. Keep in mind that jobs are more than paychecks. The key here is to match your passions and talents with a job that will give you satisfaction and a sense of purpose in this world. What inspires you or keeps you engaged for long periods of…
 
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  • How to Show Off Your Administrative Skills

    Jeannine
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:07 am
    Q&A: Where can I find free, solid help in writing a new resume that shows me how to pull out my administrative skills from previous jobs? I would like to return to administrative support roles in a company with growth. I am in my mid 40s without a college degree. On average, a recruiter reviews […]The post How to Show Off Your Administrative Skills appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Jobs for People Who Loved Science Class

    Jeannine
    27 Feb 2015 | 2:11 am
    This post is for the students whose eyes lit up when they understood why Newton’s cradle went on and on forever. For the ones who loved the smell of formaldehyde because it meant dissection day and for the ones who didn’t shriek when a pop Chemistry quiz was handed to them on the fly. For […]The post Jobs for People Who Loved Science Class appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Self-control Eats Talent and Intelligence for Breakfast

    Lynn
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:37 am
    The OED defines ‘career’ as an ‘occupation undertaken for a significant period of time, usually with opportunities for progress’. Common synonyms include the career ladder and progress in a more general sense. So when we talk about careers, we are talking about continuous progress and increasing levels of success. According to a US study, known […]The post Self-control Eats Talent and Intelligence for Breakfast appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Countries That Can Teaching Us Something about the Lunch Break

    Jeannine
    23 Feb 2015 | 4:10 am
    If you’re in the UK, especially London, or the USA, you’ve got a bad reputation with Lunch. That’s right, taking lunches at your desk or in under 15 minutes in the cafeteria or office kitchen is not how lunch wants to be eaten. Numerous studies have explored the importance of small breaks throughout the day […]The post Countries That Can Teaching Us Something about the Lunch Break appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • The World’s Coolest Recruiting Campaigns

    Lynn
    19 Feb 2015 | 1:42 am
    Businesses are always on the look-out for talent because they know that dedicated employees are the key to success. They also know that unhappy employees, who might leave after a year, cost companies a lot of money. These six companies went beyond the routine recruitment methods. Not only did they devise creative job adverts, they […]The post The World’s Coolest Recruiting Campaigns appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
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  • How to Write a Job Reference Page

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Florence Lewis
    9 Jan 2015 | 1:59 am
    Much as many people despise, cover letter is significant in when applying for a job. So in addition to resume, applicants should make sure they send along an effective cover letter. Your cover letter should be written in polite and grammatically correct English and should in a concise manner present you to your prospective employer. Image Courtesy: photl.com Purpose of Writing a Cover Letter Most employers are busy people and spend a few seconds to glance over the resume, hence a cover letter well written to the point, can prove to work in your favor. A good cover letter highlights those…
 
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  • A Huge Pet Peeve Regarding Local TV Reporters (And a Good Laugh)

    Brian Clapp
    26 Feb 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Reporters, by their very definition, are supposed to relay information, tell stories and report facts – not make themselves the story. Many local TV reporters never seemed to learn that in journalism school and instead always try to thrust themselves, and their pearly white teeth, into the forefront of each feature. While it may make me [...]
  • Entertainment Jobs Q&A: What Should I Do After Multiple Internships?

    Brian Clapp
    25 Feb 2015 | 10:01 pm
    The importance of internships can’t be overstated, which explains why we have written so many articles on their value. But when is enough enough? And what should you do next if you’ve already completed multiple internships? That’s the question that comes up in this weeks Entertainment Jobs Q&A column from Lisa, who, with 2 years [...]
  • Why HyperLocal is the Buzzword You Need to Know

    Brian Clapp
    18 Feb 2015 | 10:11 am
    There is a strategic error being made by TV and Radio station across the nation and unless it gets fixed, local broadcast providers could end up like newspapers, outdated and largely irrelevant. Failure of local broadcasters would be a tragic consequence, since they are not only a provider of quality jobs in small markets, but [...]
  • 7 Simple Rules: The Do’s And Don’ts of Music Festivals

    Brian Clapp
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:07 pm
    This article is a guest submission from career event’s organizer Jenny Richards Don’t get it twisted…we are not trying to cramp your style by presenting the rules of having fun. Musical events are great. You are supposed to enjoy yourself and make memories to last a lifetime. However, in order to do that, you need to [...]
  • Entertainment Jobs Q&A: Are Media Sales Careers the Way to Break in?

    Brian Clapp
    6 Feb 2015 | 2:55 am
    There are many great questions coming in from our audience all looking for advice on finding the right entertainment jobs, and we promise to answer every single one of them. This week’s question from Nathan in Pennsylvania follows a similar theme to many we receive…frustration. Frustration in the job search strikes us all, which makes [...]
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  • February GK Digest - Download PDF

    Ramandeep Singh
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:50 am
    February 2015 was a big month for India. Many important events held all over the world. Some of them were :- Union budget 2015-16Railway budget 2015-16Oscar awardsICC cricket awardsGrammy awardsPadma awardsFilmfare awards This month's GK digest could be 150 pages long but I kept the topics precise and to the point. If you want to read in detail then you can go through list of all GK articles... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • IBPS Specialist Officers IV - Result Out now

    Ramandeep Singh
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:13 am
    IBPS has decleared result for Specilaist Officer IV written exam held in the month of December 2014. Share your result in the comments section. CLICK HERE FOR RESULT [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • GK Quiz for 3 March 2015

    Ramandeep Singh
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:10 am
    GK Quiz for today :- 1. In the Union Budget 2015-16, Corporate Tax reduced to 25% from ? 2. In the Rail Budget, the prices of 4 items increased, which are these items ? 3. A “Law to Decriminalise Marijuana for Personal Use’ passed by which country ? 4. National Science Day is observed on ? 5. In the OSCAR Awards, who awarded with Best Director ? 6. In 57th Annual Grammy Awards, which... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Union Budget 2015-16 Quiz

    Ramandeep Singh
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:30 am
    List of important questions from Union Budget 2015-16 Questions :-1. What is the effective rate of service tax ? 2. What is rate of corporate tax ? 3. What is the limit under Section 80-D for individual health insurance ? 4. Transport allowance increased to ? 5. Tax free bonds introduced for which sector ? 6. What is the amount allocated for rural infrastructure development bank ? 7.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Current Affairs Updates for 2 March 2015

    Ramandeep Singh
    1 Mar 2015 | 11:37 pm
    Current Affairs Updates for today :- Arun Singh appointed as India’s Ambassador to US On 01st March 2015, Arun Singh became India’s Ambassador to the US. Jagmohan Dalmia elected as BCCI chiefFormer ICC head who held top positions during 2001 to 2004, is back to game. Dalmia elected as head unanimously. ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 AB de Villeirs, the Cricketer of South Africa scored fastest... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Rewriting Your Resume for Results

  • These 4 Executive Resume Tips Get The Phone Ringing Quickly

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

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

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

    ddefazio
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:17 pm
    Computer programmer resume. I get tons of questions about the computer programmer resume. If you are a computer programmer searching for a new job, you are not alone. Make no mistake, a great computer programmer resume remains in great demand. However, like any other profession, recruiters and employers receive many a computer programmer resume. Yet, most of them are quickly discarded. But a great computer programmer resume will yield unending calls from employers and recruiters alike. Is your computer programmer resume generating these types of calls? Here are some tips to help get your…
  • Effective Job Search Techniques: How to Find a Job Fast

    ddefazio
    8 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    If you are frustrated in your job search, then perhaps you should rethink your job search plan. Here is a recap of effective job search techniques from top resume writer Don Goodman that show you how to find a job fast. Effective Job Search Techniques for the Best Job Search Sites Whether you are learning how to find a job after college or your already established, it seems the first thing a job seeker does is head for the best job search sites. After all, isn’t it exciting to find positions on the best job searching sites that fit you like a glove? The chief problem is that the best job…
 
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  • Top 100 Graduate Employers in Australia – 2015

    Brendan Baker
    16 Feb 2015 | 2:37 pm
    The Australian Financial Review has published the Top 100 Graduate Employers in Australia. It’s a mighty list and one that is sure to help you plan your strategy for the graduate recruitment season. Here at Gradrecruit, we’ve published a slightly updated list that adds a couple of our own little insights that I’m sure will serve you well.   How Was the Top 100 Graduate Employers List Compiled? The list has been pulled using the website statistics of our friends over at GradConnection. With 25,600 active users, the team tracked the number of clicks through to the…
  • Shell Ideas360 Calls on Students for Game-Changing Ideas Around Food, Water and Energy

    Brendan Baker
    23 Nov 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Shell Ideas360 is challenging university students to help tackle the pressures on food, water and energy availability around the world with a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime National Geographic expedition. The global competition encourages students to conceive, share and collaboratively develop game-changing ideas, with the exciting opportunity to transform their concept into an investment-worthy business. In 2013, three students from Monash University were named one of the five finalist groups from 668 competition submissions. Ami Pasricha, Horace Josh and Kali Wong travelled to…
  • 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…
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  • Five Things Your Recruiter Wants You to Know [Guest Post]

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

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

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

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    8 Jan 2015 | 10:59 am
    From time to time, I check in with members of our Red Cape Revolution community who I know have had interesting, insightful experiences to share about they’ve found clarity, built confidence, and took control in the new world of work. My friend M offered to share her story. (I’ve decided to keep her name quiet here, since she was so generous in sharing her personal pain along with the successes. I admire that!) M did the work to get career clear. (Which, coincidentally, is the name of the free online training we have for you throughout the month of January 2015. If you haven’t…
  • Sneak Peek at “Get Career Clear”–Our New Free Training

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    5 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    Happy New Year! Here at Red Cape Revolution, we’ve just launched our new, FREE three-part training, called Get Career Clear. I made you a video to tell you more about it, but the most important thing is to click the button below and get the training sent to you right away! Click Here to Get Career Clear The first module, “The Only Three Questions You Need to Answer Now to Get Career Clear” is live, with two more modules following over the next two weeks. The doors close January 31. The video below shares more info about the class and about how & why getting career clear…
 
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  • Top 10 Reasons to Hire a Career Coach

    Dawn Shaw
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:55 pm
    If you were a major league baseball player, you would have a pitching coach, a hitting coach, and a fielding coach in addition to a head coach. All of these coaches have one primary objective: to bring out your full athletic potential. In the same way, a career coach can help you bring out your full career potential. While baseball is a game, on many levels, a career is where you will spend far more of your time. Thus, a career coach can be that much more valuable. Here are my top 10 reasons to hire a career coach: Construct a personalized and strategic career plan that looks 1, 5 even 10…
  • Career Development Happens With Professional Organizations

    Dawn Shaw
    24 Feb 2015 | 10:37 am
    Joining a professional organization can seem a bit daunting, especially with a busy schedule, and not knowing where to begin or which organization to join.  Let us help you get started!  First of all there are many great resources and perks that come with membership in a professional organization.  Here are a few: They are a great way for you to keep up with trends and new information in your industry. They provide a great opportunity to get support and give support to your peers who work in the same industry and are interested in similar topics (i.e. “network”). They are an excellent…
  • Do More of What You Love in Your Career

    Coach Wolfgang
    20 Feb 2015 | 2:00 pm
    Thinking over your career to-date, what was your favorite job? What about that job made it your favorite? Perhaps you liked the ability to use a specific skill set, the work environment, interactions with your co-workers, etc. Maybe you don’t have one favorite job. Instead, ask yourself, what did you like best about each of the jobs you have had? Favorite Career Activities When I did this exercise, some of my answers were: helping people learn training and instructing problem solving influencing positive process improvements helping employees strengthen their skills building relationships…
  • How to Stand up for Yourself When Yelled At

    Coach Wolfgang
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:07 pm
    I have a guest blog to share… a tough lesson but important to share. Enjoy! – Coach Wolfgang My first real job out of college was at a small manufacturing plant that made labels for products like Nyquil, Aleve and Gulden’s mustard. I worked there for 3 years but it wasn’t until a few years after I left that I realized I had a bad boss! In fact, I had more than one. In hindsight, I dearly wish I could go back in time and stand up to my bad bosses and defend my work. What I really wish is to show them that I’m not a push over and that I’m not intimidated by their tactics.
  • Making Your Job Application Stand Out

    Coach Wolfgang
    13 Feb 2015 | 3:20 pm
    We all have unique gifts or talents that we bring with us to a new job. These might include: tangible skills (i.e. how to utilize a specific piece of software) intangible skills (i.e. fast learning agility) personal characteristics (i.e. strong work ethic) When you are looking for a new job and combing through bullet after bullet of job requirements, think more broadly about the skills you bring to the table – particularly intangibles and personal characteristics. Your Impact is Greater Than You Realize Even though there are stated responsibilities for each position, each applicant will…
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    Careertopia

  • How to Choose a College Course that is Right for You

    Guest Post
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:17 am
    There are actually few things worse in the world than thinking that you’re being left behind your peers when it comes to career and getting ahead. It’s hard when you hear about people that you know from school or even friends of yours going out and getting into a university course or a college. If… The post How to Choose a College Course that is Right for You appeared first on Careertopia.
  • 6 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Study Session

    Jack Billings
    27 Feb 2015 | 8:21 am
    If the thought of your next exam leaves you quaking and in a cold sweat, take heart – there are many proven and effective ways to study for examinations. You need to organize your time and resources to efficiently and effectively study, and the following tips will help you to prepare and feel confident. 1.… The post 6 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Study Session appeared first on Careertopia.
  • Could You Be a Music Producer?

    Guest Post
    27 Feb 2015 | 7:46 am
    If you have a passion for music and enjoy technology perhaps a career in music production is right for you. Just because your talent with an instrument never matched your desire, it does not mean there is not a place for you in this creative industry. What kind of person does it take? A good… The post Could You Be a Music Producer? appeared first on Careertopia.
  • 10 Tips For Transitioning to a New Career

    Guest Post
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Many people find themselves in unhappy and unfulfilled careers but the idea of moving out never crosses their minds because they see a career transition as a risky venture. To start with, you have to explain to your family and friends why you are suddenly moving on and also the challenges of pursuing a new… The post 10 Tips For Transitioning to a New Career appeared first on Careertopia.
  • Four Principles For Business Growth This Year

    Guest Post
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:00 am
    If you’re a business leader who wants to ensure that your company undergoes profound growth, it’s important that you develop a systematic, strategic approach to accomplishing your objective. As many business experts know, there are a plethora of proven principles that you can implement to experience growth in the form of things such as a… The post Four Principles For Business Growth This Year appeared first on Careertopia.
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    Quit or Not

  • How to get fired from a job in five seconds flat

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

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

    admin
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:51 am
    By Julia Richardson – Picture if you will, you’re an employer or a recruiter and in front of you are two resumes. One is wall to wall text that contains a variety of fonts, bold words and even underlined words. The second contains a lot of information but you can read through it quickly because of the clear, crisp formatting. Of these two, which would you choose first? Many of employers are evaluating multitudes of resumes each week and are more than likely going to go for that second resume to read first. This is because the second resume is easy on the eyes and can be read…
  • Harassment in the Workplace

    admin
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:51 am
    By Julia Richardson – We often hear the phrase “harassment in the workplace” with little thought as to what it actually means and the legal ramifications. Generally speaking, harassment in the workplace could be verbal or physical harassment and if based on sex, race or religion and is both unlawful and discrimination. Any unwelcome or discriminatory conduct is considered to be harassment by law when it is such a problem that it has a negative impact on the working environment. If a supervisor is the one who is doling out the harassment that has the result of an obvious…
  • Dos and Donts when Quitting a Job

    admin
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    By Julia Richardson – Many times people leave a short note or blow up on their boss and then quit their job. However, the best way to resign from your job is to write a formal resignation letter. Resigning from your job can sometimes be stressful, but it is better to tastefully resign in order to avoid burning bridges. Here are some dos and don’ts for resigning from your job. Do clean up your computer When you resign your boss may not want to give you two weeks and may start walking you to the door. Therefore, it is in your best interest to clean up your computer and delete any…
 
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  • Ready to see the world? Check out these nonprofit jobs abroad!

    Matt Cifaldi
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:00 am
    Whether you’re interested in Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Australia, or the Americas, there’s a job waiting for you on Idealist! The post Ready to see the world? Check out these nonprofit jobs abroad! appeared first on Idealist Careers.
  • Test your career knowledge in the Idealist Careers monthly quiz!

    Victoria Crispo
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:07 am
    Welcome to our monthly quiz, your shot at testing your career savvy based on the previous month’s articles and tips, and reconnecting with some posts you might have missed. The post Test your career knowledge in the Idealist Careers monthly quiz! appeared first on Idealist Careers.
  • Stop looking for a mentor – BE a mentor

    April Greene
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    There’s a lot of talk about having a mentor these days, and for good reason. But in order for us to have mentors, some of us need to be mentors, too! The post Stop looking for a mentor – BE a mentor appeared first on Idealist Careers.
  • 5 lessons you can learn from a disappointing job

    Caroline Contillo
    25 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    There are dreams about what working at a nonprofit will be like, and then there are the realities of the day-to-day work. The post 5 lessons you can learn from a disappointing job appeared first on Idealist Careers.
  • How to get hired: 11 questions for the Director of Talent Acquisition at Lehigh Valley Health Network

    Allison Jones
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Tip #1: You don't need to focus on finding the hiring manager's name. The post How to get hired: 11 questions for the Director of Talent Acquisition at Lehigh Valley Health Network appeared first on Idealist Careers.
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  • How to Become a Professional Fitness Instructor?

    getajobwithtom
    27 Feb 2015 | 5:31 am
    With time so many new professions are coming up, professional fitness instructor is one such in the list. Apart from being personally rewarding, fully fledged career in fitness gives every individual that independence and flexibility to grow with the industry. However getting started is the most important thing as there are nearly 300 certification program available in the market. Here are six processes that can help you to become a professional fitness instructor. Get familiar with the craft At the very beginning it is important to attend few fitness classes to decide whether the career is…
  • How to Answer Competency Based Interview Questions

    getajobwithtom
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:17 pm
    How to Answer a competency based interview question?  I would always recommend that you use the STAR approach as this will give your answer structure and is an easy platform that you can remember, and easily follow.  The is no point in learning a job interview structure that you cannot remember or follow when answering difficult questions during your job interview. The STAR Approach You can find a fantastic article here with detailed instructions on how to use and remember the STAR approach but in short, the STAR approach simply stands for Situation, Task, Action and Result.  When…
  • 12 Common Candidate Mistakes in Competency Based Interviews

    getajobwithtom
    23 Feb 2015 | 3:12 pm
    Interviews in general are notorious for bring out the nerves in candidates, particularly candidates who have not prepared or do not have much experience. Competency based interviews are made worse because they really require you to think and create a story before you answer a question. Often the question will be obscure or have an answer that really requires a “one word answer.”   You will not be the first or the last person to badly fail a competency based interview. Yours truly failed a competency based interview in the early part of his career. I think it was one of the first…
  • Interview Tips That Will Help You Get the Job

    getajobwithtom
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:35 pm
    Job interview can be very tough or frightening even though you went for several such interviews in the past. Interview is just like selling yourself for the job showcasing all your talent and skills. It is all about presenting skills and proving yourself right for the job. It is important to stay enthusiastic and upbeat throughout the interview to crack it or get positive vibe from the panel. Here are some job interview tips that can prove to be effective. Proper preparation and right technique will alleviate stress involved in the job interview. It will be a cake walk no matter how…
 
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  • New Ways to Work in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality

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

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

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

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    7 Jan 2015 | 3:41 pm
    There’s something about the New Year that I love that gives me a sense of excitement, hope, adventure and energy. If you’re like me, you’re thinking about all of the things you want to accomplish this year (you can use the Annual Career Goal Setting Worksheet to guide your goal-setting as a start). But if... [Continue Reading]Career Planning Checklist: Make 2015 the Best Year for Your Career was first posted on January 7, 2015 at 6:41 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • Best of 2014: The Top 5 Most Popular Articles on Tourism Exposed (And What You Learned From Them)

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    31 Dec 2014 | 5:28 am
    Today is the last day of 2014 and like a lot of you, I take time at the end of every year to review and assess my last twelve months. Lets take a look back at the last 12 months of content here on Tourism Exposed. In the past year I have posted 25 articles... [Continue Reading]Best of 2014: The Top 5 Most Popular Articles on Tourism Exposed (And What You Learned From Them) was first posted on December 31, 2014 at 8:28 am.©2013 "TourismExposed".
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  • 14 ways to change your life with a gratitude practice

    Curt
    25 Feb 2015 | 11:25 am
    I often describe gratitude as the well-being wonderdrug. It has a positive impact in multiple ways, from greater happiness, to better health, to reduced stress. As part of my series on learning to love your life at work, I was initially going to dive deeper into the benefits of gratitude. Then I remembered the mother of all gratitude posts, 31 benefits of gratitude. So I decided to link to that and focus on ideas for developing a gratitude practice. Most of the ideas here can be applied during your work day. I’m including a wider range of ideas because you don’t live in a…
  • For a more positive work experience, direct your focus

    Curt
    23 Feb 2015 | 7:44 am
    [Part of a series on learning to love your life at work.] Imagine that the sum total of what you focus on in your life can be boiled down to ten marbles. Each of these marbles can be either black or clear (or whatever colors you prefer). The black marbles represent objects of focus that can be perceived as negative, and the clear ones represent the positive. Which marbles you focus on, and in what ratio, shapes how you see the world. If your focus is consumed primarily by the black marbles, you’ll see a world filled with negative thoughts, events, people, experiences, and trends.
  • What is mindfulness?

    Curt
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:22 am
    In the most recent post in my series on learning to love your life at work, I talked about how mindfulness can make your work day better. In that post, I gave a definition of mindfulness from Jon Kabat-Zinn, one of the people behind the introduction of mindfulness to the West with his Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program. If you want to go beyond a one-sentence definition, here is Kabat-Zinn giving an overview of the concept in a short five-minute video. If you want to go a little deeper, here is Kabat-Zinn doing a talk and leading a session at Google. [Want to get Wild About Work?
  • How mindfulness improves your life at work

    Curt
    23 Feb 2015 | 6:20 am
    [Part of a series on learning to love your life at work.] Picture this. You’re sitting at work, doing what you do. It’s an ordinary day, just like any other. Except…today there’s a twist. You’re still doing your work, but somehow you find yourself in the proud possession of a magic button that pushes pause on three things: The past The future Your judgment about whatever is happening right now Think your experience might be a little different that day? Let’s take a look. The Past OK, let’s assume that whatever magic wand cleared out the past left…
  • Change your story, change your life at work

    Curt
    22 Feb 2015 | 3:33 pm
    The stories you tell create the lens through which you experience your world. Want to change your experience? Change your stories! Of all the ideas in this series on learning to love your life at work, this is possibly the most powerfully and immediately impactful. It’s no magical, mystical idea. It’s simply common sense. We all tell stories. It’s how the human mind makes sense of the world. The story you tell is the way you interpret an experience. Two different people can experience the exact same thing and, depending on the story they tell, come away with two completely…
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  • The Ultimate Guide To Vodafone Offers, Extras, Freebees And Rewardz

    Kathryn Kearns
    26 Feb 2015 | 2:13 am
    If you can’t tell your Vodafone 'Freebees' from your 'Rewardz' and are unsure of what you’re entitled to, this guide could help you out. The post The Ultimate Guide To Vodafone Offers, Extras, Freebees And Rewardz appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Today Is The Last Day You Can Use Orange Wednesdays

    Dan
    25 Feb 2015 | 1:39 am
    The mobile network EE, which now owns Orange, has decided to finally close the curtain on its 2-4-1 offer. Today is the final day you can use it. The post Today Is The Last Day You Can Use Orange Wednesdays appeared first on Number Direct.
  • What To Do Once You’ve Bought A Wowcher

    Dan
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:37 am
    What happens once you choose to purchase a Wowcher deal though? Many people remain confused about what to do after they've bought one. We hope to explain. The post What To Do Once You’ve Bought A Wowcher appeared first on Number Direct.
  • 10 People Who Should Just Stay Away From Technology Forever

    Dan
    19 Feb 2015 | 9:05 am
    Even the biggest technophobes will surely cringe at some of these pictures, which show people who should really just stay way away from technology. The post 10 People Who Should Just Stay Away From Technology Forever appeared first on Number Direct.
  • How To Get The Most Out Of Your O2 Contract With These Useful Perks

    Kathryn Kearns
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:17 am
    There are some pretty cool perks of being with O2. Here are some that you may not know about, that'll help you make the most out of your contract. The post How To Get The Most Out Of Your O2 Contract With These Useful Perks appeared first on Number Direct.
 
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  • 3 Ways to Boost Your Job Search

    George Pond
    10 Feb 2015 | 12:17 pm
    Employed or unemployed, we are job seekers. Job-seeking begins with a first knock on an office door and a polite conversation with a future employer. Soon after reporting to that first job, the search becomes a quest for better conditions or a promotion. For the employed, job-seeking becomes career development. The internet and social media are essential to that. They reach wherever rewards are found…. within a company or in the uncertain outside. A career path may wind from company to company and profession to profession. Wherever you are today, social media offers to help you along…
  • Find time for your life’s work

    George Pond
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Going about our business Each year, as 8760 hours roll past, we work and we rest and we go about our business. Few of us describe that work or our day-to-day business as our life’s work. Our life’s work remains a vision, a waking dream that we will pursue someday, somehow, when we are no longer preoccupied with making a living. Before retirement, or before lottery winnings, our occupation falls short of our vocation. occupation: The work that a person does; a person’s job or profession[1] vocation: The work that a person does or should be doing[2] If most of us, most of the…
  • Are you ready for a career move?

    George Pond
    4 Jan 2015 | 6:15 pm
    There are just five questions here. After each question, you’ll get a little feedback. Get Started! Your Score:   Your Ranking:   Job Seeker Handbook The Job Seeker's Handbook for Social Media is now available from Amazon.com — $4.99 Preview the Job Seeker Handbook Learn to blog, tweet, pin, and engage. Build an online community that knows and needs your specific skills. When opportunity knocks, you will be the first to hear. Forms for Job-Seeking and Career Development The toolkit is a set of 12 worksheets based on the Job Seeker's Handbook. It includes two…
  • If you’re not a steer, why be branded?

    George Pond
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    This may sting a little… Cattle know nothing about branding. They don’t initiate it. It’s a one-time event, done for the benefit of the rancher. From the bovine perspective, it hurts but is really quick.In many ways, career branding is just the opposite. Maybe it should have a better name. Maybe it’s plainly and simply your story. It’s a well-thought-out story that you can clearly and quickly explain. I do know that a career brand will not involve anyone galloping up on horseback. If you want one, you create it yourself. Your story can take some time to craft and…
  • Is there job security in the 21st century?

    George Pond
    27 Dec 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Career Management is the new Job Security In the 20th century, job security looked like this… A corner office looked like job security, until your company merged with another with corner offices in taller buildings, and the game of musical chairs began. A great backlog of work looked like job security. Then management found a faster, cheaper way to meet the business requirement. A degree from a prestigious university looked like job security, as long as the skills behind that degree were needed. But then technologies changed, and the business shifted focus to different things, done…
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  • Formation 8 is now moving faster than a speeding bullet, Hyperloop FAST!

    David Marini
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:04 am
    If you have been following any major trends you’ll know that Elon Musk is in route to rule the world. Well, that may be an exaggeration, perhaps at least Mars, but on a Earth like note, last year he proposed an idea of a transportation method so futuristic that only someone crazy or super motivated would contemplate it. It turns out someone may be both and that organization goes by the name Formation 8.   So what is this futuristic idea and who is Formation 8? Read on! Formation 8 is an investment firm founded by Joe Lonsdale, Brian Koo and Jim Kim, back in 2011. So far they’ve done a…
  • Chute is Shazam for your pictures.

    David Marini
    24 Feb 2015 | 7:02 am
    Visual Marketing is the future. So how did Chute get so darn popular and where did it come from? If you don’t know Gregarious Narain he is one of the co-founders and CTO of Chute, a company founded in 2011. Before that he was the vice president of product at Klout, there he helped establish the Klout Score as the standard for online influence. Then you have Co-founder Ranvir Gujral, who explains, “The best brands and publishers in the industry are bringing user-generated media alive and displaying it on their site, on their Facebook pages, in their mobile apps, or anywhere their content…
  • Online Food Acquisitions are just eating each other up, Yelp grows a belly!

    David Marini
    18 Feb 2015 | 7:06 am
    Holy Mackerel, come to think of it, you may want to consider ordering that! This week Yelp announced it purchased online food ordering service Eat24 for $134 million. This from Yelp’s blog: Eat24 is an online food ordering app and website that covers about 20,000 restaurants across the country. As a Yelp Platform partner, they’ve been a valuable driver of our growth in the restaurant category while continuing to build an impressive business of their own. Eat24 is a competitor to Grubhub. They were founded in 2008 and had managed to get a widget for ordering food on Yelp which allowed them…
  • Can you get someone to give a crap about a picture of someone’s dinner? Instagram can!

    David Marini
    17 Feb 2015 | 7:02 am
    Instagram is in the process of upping their editorial team by hiring former journalists to track down up and coming Instagram influencers. It appears a larger and larger number of these platforms are spending more time developing the media for their own outlets. Snapchat, Facebook, even LinkedIn have tried to create content but it is usually at odds with the overall nature of tech companies to streamline all their processes. Let’s face it, making content is time consuming and labor intensive. Instagram wants to hire 5 more people to build up daily editorial with legitimate editorial types.
  • I hope you don’t work in AOL’s Advertising Sales Department because you’re screwed!

    David Marini
    12 Feb 2015 | 7:02 am
    AOL has recently announced that it would be laying off a minimum of 150 “hardworking” folk on their advertising sales team. Why do you ask are they dumping all these people? You guessed it, they are being replaced with computers that will use programmatic advertising. No more human sales people. They are also squeezing their sites TUAW and Joystiq into Engadget, both of which became acquisitions in 2005 of Weblogs which had operated almost 90 blogs. AOL claims there is nothing to worry about as far as their advertising clients are concerned, the move towards automation was to improve…
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  • Job Interview: What You Should Know When You Don’t Know

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

    Author
    15 Feb 2015 | 9:42 pm
    A family business that has been passed on from generation to generation means that it’s an established company with an excellent customer base to boost. To some people, running an old business is easier because all the foundation has been laid out already. But believing this theory might lead to a disaster. Hence, it’s important to know the three main ingredients to help you survive running a family business. Grow your business every generation The number one rule to keep your family business afloat through generations is to keep growing your assets faster than your family or business…
  • The role of nurse leadership in todays health care industry

    Editor
    11 Feb 2015 | 2:55 am
    Your nurse practitioner degree not only sets you apart from your peers, but it also makes you a leader among them. As a leader, you’re responsible for inspiring the next generation of nurses to perform, engage, and work together to achieve a common goal. View our latest infographic to learn how important nurse leadership truly is in today’s health care industry: Maryville University’s Nursing Program
  • Exceeding Customer Expectations versus Meeting Customer Needs

    Author
    8 Feb 2015 | 7:25 pm
    Recent study conducted by Harvard Business Review showed that 89% of customer service managers strived to exceed customer expectations; however, 84% of customers claimed their expectations have never been exceeded. The study further found that customer satisfaction does not always translate to customer loyalty. Some 20% “satisfied” customers said they intended to leave the subject company, while 28% of “dissatisfied” customers said they intended to stay. What can companies do? Provide Immediate Solutions – The company must facilitate problem-solving and remove…
  • Feeling pointless? Try these jobs for size!

    Editor
    5 Feb 2015 | 12:40 am
    In January, the London tubes were plastered with posters which read, “How can one even begin to speak of dignity in labour when one secretly feels one’s job should not exist?” It was a telling sign that the posters created a flurry of headlines. Secretly, deep down, people related. The phenomenon of pointless jobs isn’t new – but it is becoming increasingly prevalent. As consumerism increases, so does people making things to consume. And, without further thought, you and everyone else sleepwalks into a job with little to no purpose. Only later, far into the future, do…
 
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  • How to change your career abroad: Australian Mature Age Apprenticeships

    27 Feb 2015 | 2:39 am
      Just because you’ve already been through one career doesn’t mean you’re destined for a retirement home. Many people are on their second or third career. And, with more and more Australians living longer, it’s becoming a necessity. Here’s how to take advantage of it through a mature age apprenticeship.       What Is A Mature Age Apprenticeship?     A mature age apprenticeship, or adult apprenticeship is training that you can acquire as an adult for a professional trade. Tradesmen exist all over Australia, from brick layers to electricians to masons to…
  • How To Build A Personal Brand While Still In School

    26 Feb 2015 | 10:00 pm
    Finding out information about other people is much easier than it used to be. Professionals are now going to great lengths to create a personal brand online. For example, many people have purchased their own name as a domain and use the space for a portfolio, online resume or personal blog. Domain names are relatively inexpensive and it might be worth the cost to show prospective employers what you have to offer. A personal website can expand upon what you fit into your resume and may be particularly beneficial for people who are seeking jobs in design, art, and technology fields to…
  • 3 Easy Tips For Cover Letter Therapy

    25 Feb 2015 | 10:10 pm
    Ah… the dreaded resume cover letter! Nothing stirs fear in the hearts of job seekers more than the thought of writing a cover letter. It must be the pressure of being succinct, factual, and original. Before you reach a state of high anxiety, consider therapy – cover letter therapy. To write an excellent cover letter, you must really know yourself. Before you begin to draft your cover letter, you must dig deep. Read these tips for cover letter therapy: What Do You Want? A candidate without a goal rarely produces a winning cover letter. Take the time to define your career goal. What type of…
  • Create A Stress Strategy BEFORE You Need It

    24 Feb 2015 | 9:30 pm
    I’m a firm believer stress from home follows us to work and vice versa—even for those who say they keep the two separate. No, you don’t. You can’t. It’s just not possible. Stress is stress and it doesn’t care where you are. There’s no way to compartmentalize life, no matter how desperately you’d like to. So, whether your stress is personal or professional, it can and will impact every aspect of your life. There is good news, however. Stress is completely manageable. You have the ability to take control and keep it from breaking you down. Unfortunately, most people wait until…
  • 3 Examples Of What Networking Is Really About

    24 Feb 2015 | 7:45 am
    There you stand, at your neighbor’s cocktail party, martini in hand. As you nonchalantly pop the olive into your mouth, you just happen to blurt, “Listen, Christina – there have been layoffs at Acme. Is your company hiring?” Two days later, at your son’s Boy Scout award ceremony. As you nonchalantly pop the s’more into your mouth, you say: “Listen, Hank – there have been layoffs at Acme. Is your company hiring?” The Truth No. No. No. If this is how you envision networking, no wonder you dread it. It’s awkward, it’s invasive, and frankly, it doesn’t work. It’s awesome…
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    Purpose Rockstar: Daily Career Stories including Grammar Girl and Gretchen Rubin

  • 155: Poet Dan Gallant, Reviving a dormant brand - Nuyorican Poets Cafe

    Derrick Duplessy, Mignon Fogarty, Gretchen Rubin
    17 Feb 2015 | 9:40 am
    Dan Gallant journey from running zero budget productions to reviving the 40 year old Nuyorican's Poets Cafe brand, which helped launch Rosie Perez, Scarlet Johansson, and John Leguizamos to raise $6.9M. Read more→ Attn: poets, writers, word lovers Book of Rhymes on Kickstarter - 60,000 rhyming combos, 13 yrs in making, rhyme really hard words like orange with slant and family rhymes
  • 154: College Dropout Kanye would love - Danny Strack, Poet

    Derrick Duplessy, Mignon Fogarty, Gretchen Rubin
    16 Feb 2015 | 12:44 pm
    Danny Strack uses his marketing skills and "whuffie" to turn his poetry into an actual living. We chat about how he dropped out of college, got into corporate marketing, and using those skills to run Austin Poetry Slam community in Texas.  Support Book of Rhymes on Kickstarter
  • 153: Joseph Carrabis, Reading Virtual Minds

    Derrick Duplessy, Mignon Fogarty, Gretchen Rubin
    4 Feb 2015 | 7:01 am
    Joseph Carrabis uses technology to read virtual minds through their purchasing decisions. He is the Chief Neuroscience Officer and Data Science at InsightXM and runs Next Stage Evolution. He is author of over 25 books on marketing psychology. Continue Reading →  Sponsored by Book of Rhymes on Kickstarter 60,000 rhyming reference book to cure creative constipation Click here to learn more
  • 152: Tatyana Brown, Poet and Educator - From $17.83 left to success

    Derrick Duplessy, Mignon Fogarty, Gretchen Rubin
    3 Feb 2015 | 2:00 am
    Tatyana Brown: poet, teacher, and literary fighter of inequality. She touches on her story of overcoming childhood domestic abuse and starving artist syndrome. Read more → Sponsored by Book of Rhymes on Kickstarter Rhyme book with 60,000 entries including slant rhymes Click here to pledge
  • 151: Career lessons from first openly gay college president Chuck Middleton

    Derrick Duplessy, Mignon Fogarty, Gretchen Rubin
    29 Dec 2014 | 11:33 am
    Chuck Middleton is the first openly gay man to become a college president in the US. We chat about advantages of being gay in a running a college, the power of mentoring, and how he developed 6 current college presidents. Notes and Links → Use Promo code 'ROCKSTAR' to get 10% off Perfect Fuel Chocolate
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  • Updating Security Requirements

    2 Mar 2015 | 11:52 am
    Developing security protocols for the company is one thing, but keeping them up-to-date over time is another matter that requires diligence from the team that manages network security for the company. Usually this is managed by the IT admin team who has many other things on their plate, so it can be tough making sure that everything is audited and compliant with company expectations. Still, there are good places to start Read More..
  • How To Run A Reseller Hosting Company

    2 Mar 2015 | 1:06 am
    With the evolution of the e-world, web hosting has gained paramount importance. Every organisation or e-business venture needs to actively maintain their online presence. This is achieved through data centers in India. But the few of you who are not capable of having their own super built up high tech infrastructure, but have those ‘byte-thoughts’ can still involve in this profitable business by being a Reseller. You can begin your Reseller Hosting Business by renting the server Read More..
  • Cisco CCNA Exam Tutorial: How To Spend Your Study Time

    2 Mar 2015 | 12:40 am
    TogotheCCNA Exam,you have togeneratearesearchplan.Componentof thatstrategyis scheduling yourexaminetime, andgeneratingthatanalyzetimerely.You'vescheduled yourexaminationyou havemadeadocto trackyourresearchtimeyou havepreparedpreciselywhen you areheadingto review. Now thestrategyought tobecarried out,without havingexception.What exceptions do Imean?Cell phones. Televisions. IPods.Importantother people. Therecordcan go on and on.It really issomethingto acquireastrategy, andan importantfac Read More..
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    28 Feb 2015 | 4:06 am
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  • FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery

    27 Feb 2015 | 8:07 pm
    We’ve become increasingly reliant on our iPhone with its increased storage and bigger screens. They are home to our important documents, photos, contacts, messages and personal information. If you’ve had your iPhone lost, stolen or damaged, it can be a terrible and costly experience. Phones, while expensive, can be replaced. Memories cannot. Therefore, how can we protect the data on iPhone and how to recover lost data from iPhone? FonePaw iPhone Data Recovery can answer your questio Read More..
 
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  • A great opportunity to find a suitable job

    jobsdhamaka
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:35 pm
    In this competitive world finding a suitable job always remains a challenging task. Many job seekers post their resume on several job portals but they fail to get a proper response from the prospective employers. It is said in majority of cases, the resume posted by the job seekers go unnoticed because their resume does […]
  • How to make your Curriculum Vitae more attractive?

    jobsdhamaka
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:38 am
    It is said many of the job seekers post their Curriculum Vitae which has stereo type format. Many employers say they find some the CVs posted by the job seeker is monotonous. Employers feel many of the job seekers fail to highlight their specialized skill or experience and a result they fail in their attempt […]
  • Jobs Skills are Marketable

    jobsdhamaka
    27 Feb 2015 | 9:17 pm
    What are the marketable job skills; these are the skill sets that can be transferred from the previous job to another easily. Experts say that there are five major skills and if you have them nothing will stop you from succeeding in each job, no matter how different it is from your last job. These […]
  • How to Answer – Tell me about Yourself Question?

    jobsdhamaka
    27 Feb 2015 | 3:14 am
    One of the most dreaded questions during a job interview is the “tell me about yourself”. You will agree that it is quiet a vague and open-ended question nobody likes to answer.  But it is a truth that most hiring managers would be asking it during the interview.The interviewer hardly bothers about your answer, what […]
  • Advanced career tools are required to provide higher job prospects

    jobsdhamaka
    26 Feb 2015 | 9:18 pm
    Many job seekers are under the impression that by registering themselves with a job portal they will be able to get plenty of job opportunities. In fact, this is a myth because the job opportunities depend on the efficiency of the career tool installed by the job portal. The career tool must be user friendly and […]
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  • Major career shift – how to get someone to take a chance on you

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

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

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

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

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

    Oxter Team
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:33 pm
    JKSSB Admit Card 2015 Download Junior Assistant Engineer Hall Ticket at www.jkssb.nic.in JKSSB Call Latter for Jr. Assistant Engineer Exam : JKSSB Junior Assistant Engineer Exam Admit Card 2015 -: We are very glad to inform the candidate that Jammu & Kashmir Service Selection Board is ready to issue Hall Ticket for JKSSB Junior Engineer, […]
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    2 Mar 2015 | 7:28 pm
    UPSC Drug Inspector Recruitment 2015 Apply online at www.upsc.gov.in for 147 Vacancies in CDSCO Union Public Service Commission www.upsconline.nic.in : UPSC Drug Inspector Recruitment 2015:  A notification has been published by Union Public Service Commission for the recruitment of the eligible and talented candidate for filling of 147 vacant posts of Drug Inspector for Central […]
  • WB Police Recruitment 2015 Apply Warder 760 Posts www.policewb.gov.in

    Oxter Team
    2 Mar 2015 | 7:22 pm
    West Bengal (WB) Police Recruitment 2015 for Warder Male/Female 760 Posts Apply online/Offline at www.policewb.gov.in WB Warder Posts Notification 2015 : West Bengal Police Recruitment 2015: A notification has been published by West Bengal Police Department for the recruitment of the eligible and talented candidate for filling of 760 vacant posts of Male warder and […]
  • TNPSC Health Officer Result 2015 at www.tnpsc.gov.in – Cut off/ Merit List

    Oxter Team
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:05 am
    TNPSC Health Officer Exam Result 2015 declare at www.tnpsc.gov.in check TNPSC Cut Off Marks – Merit List for Health Officer Exam : The Tamil Nadu Public Services Commission (TNPSC) has recently conducted the written examination for recruiting various vacant post of Health Officer in Tamil Nadu Public Health Service department. A large number of candidates […]
  • RRC Delhi Group D Exam Result 2015 www.rrcnr.org – cut off Marks

    Oxter Team
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:47 am
    RRC Delhi Group D Exam Results 2015 will declare at www.rrcnr.org check name wise cut off marks for Railway Recruitment Cell  Delhi Group D Exam : The Railway Recruitment Cell (RRC) Delhi Region has successfully completed exam for Various Vacancy for posts under Employment Notification No. RRC/ECR/GP 1800/1/2013 on 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th November 2014. […]
 
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    Vantage Point

  • The Headhunter’s Ideal Candidate – Are You The Total Package?

    Margaret Quigley
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:00 am
    So you went to Yale, but you can’t say a single sentence without stuttering? According to headhunter Celine Choisel of BiermannNeff, the ideal candidate is well spoken, charismatic, and skilled. Sure, you may have years of experience and a doctorate degree, but if you can’t convince Ms. Choisel that you’re a good fit for the position, you may be out of luck. Ms. Choisel was kind enough to share her perspective on potential candidates, as well as her experience working as a female headhunter in a male dominated field. So read on to find out more about how you can become the…
  • 6 Tips for increasing your Self-Confidence at work

    Susanne Adelhardt
    27 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    What is the secret to success, according to the top executives in your company? No, it’s not incomparable charm, and it’s not necessarily a Harvard degree – though these certainly don’t hurt. It’s much more likely this person possesses an invaluable trait: self confidence.Some people are born with it, no question. But this quality is also something that you can train within yourself, that can help make you irresistible to your employees. So read on, and learn what your superiors and colleagues already know: how self-confidence makes you a top boss and our tips…
  • 6 People Who Will Destroy Your Team (and How to Deal With Them)

    Upasna Kakroo
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    One could train the team members to hone their skills or learn those brand new tools, but experts often say that it is impossible to fully change the work-attitudes people bring with them. This is especially more difficult at senior levels, where many years of experience ensure the attitudes are almost set in stone. So, as a manager hiring talent into your team, what must you be vary of? Isaiah Hankel recently shared this list for businesses. We thought this was just as relevant in team settings. So here’s our list of the most tough 6 people who will destroy your team culture. It all…
  • How to Identify an Attractive Employer

    Susanne Adelhardt
    26 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    It’s no longer a secret that the Millenial generation is rapidly taking over the job market. Companies and corporations are starting to feel the effects of the changing demands and needs of these employees. “Maternal leave” is no longer just reserved for mothers, and paid overtime isn’t guaranteed.  But every company is reliant on the well-trained and young employees who are entering the workforce, which means that as an employer, you cannot afford to ignore this trend. To this effect, studies regarding entry-level employees are incredibly valuable to companies who…
  • Are You The “Silent Type?” How to Secure A Senior Position!

    Susanne Schlossbauer
    26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 am
    Networking, delivering presentations, handling negotiations… For quieter personalities, these types of tasks are often a challenge. Introverts position themselves in the background, and in doing so, they’re often overlooked for executive opportunities. However, that’s not fair – there are plenty of traits that quieter employees possess that make them an absolute asset as an executive: their thoroughness, concentration, perseverance and sharp observation skills, for example. Furthermore, in negotiations, an analytical perspective paired with empathy make for a winning…
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    Talent Tribune

  • How to Succeed at Startup Recruiting

    Scott Matthew
    13 Feb 2015 | 1:06 pm
    If you’re recruiting a team for your startup venture, you probably have an ideal type of employee in mind. It’s possible that the type of employee who’s a great catch for a large corporation isn’t the one you want on your team – and it’s possible that the people you want on your startup team won’t be attracted by the same things as people who want to work at established companies. The biggest challenge for startups is finding the right people. It’s crucial to find people that have the skills, motivation, flexibility, and attitude to succeed in a variable, fast…
  • Developing Strategy at a College Career Fair

    Scott Matthew
    10 Feb 2015 | 7:00 am
    In order to get the most out of a college career fair, your company’s recruiters should have a specific purpose and strategy in mind. The first post of this three-part series discussed how fairs present both a hiring and branding opportunity. This final post will discuss what to do at a fair, depending on whether your company’s main goal is to hire a workforce or market itself for future recruiting. A Strategy for Hiring If your company’s purpose in attending a college career fair is to hire students, then your recruiters better be prepared to do just that. For short-term jobs, such as…
  • Digital Ageism: Technology and the Older Worker

    Contributor
    5 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    Do you work in a tech heavy company? If you do, take a look around your office. What do you think is the median age, of your fellow employees? If you guessed the low to mid-thirties, you are probably correct. In fact, it might be younger than that. The perception that tech firms are overpopulated with younger employees isn’t wrong. While critics point to hiring practices that favor millennials because they may be willing to work longer hours for lower wages, the predominant reason may have more to do with the widely held perception that Baby Boomers are technophobic. Let’s face it, nobody…
  • Marketing Your Company at a College Career Fair

    Scott Matthew
    4 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    College career fairs provide opportunities to show students and recent graduates why your company is the best employer in the industry. They are not just for hiring college students. They let you brand your business to the next generation so that you can attract the best talent possible. When you use these fairs as marketing opportunities, it’s important to think about how your company is presented. Specifically, who is going to represent your company, and how are they creating buzz about what you do? Selecting Recruiters: 2-3 and an Alumnus When selecting recruiters, you may want to…
  • 5 Tips for Hiring Temps

    Scott Matthew
    3 Feb 2015 | 6:00 am
    All signs indicate that temp work is now permanent. In July 2013, USA Today reported that the number of temporary workers in the U.S. had reached 2.7 million. Almost a year later, NBC News reported up to 2.8 million temporary and contract workers in the U.S. These figures were the highest seen in decades, and represent 2 percent of the total workforce. And that means that temporary work has moved in for good. Over the past two years, news outlets have focused on how individuals are surviving in this new normal, and what the motivation is for hiring temp workers. Not as many stories have…
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    Career Strategy

  • 3 steps to make better career decisions

    ucareerstrategy
    24 Feb 2015 | 2:31 pm
    Career decisions can be notoriously difficult to make, because there are so many potential factors involved including a number of life factors that people need to consider. Another complicating aspect is that you can almost never *really* be sure what the future will be like for you after you make the move which can result in analysis paralysis, an inability to make a decision. Typically, there are two categories of benefits you can expect to receive when taking on a new opportunity, whether it involves moving to a new job in a new company, or trying to start your own business. These include…
  • 5 ways of using company values to improve your career

    ucareerstrategy
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:42 pm
    The shiny metal elevator doors open with a soft clunk and spill you out onto the floor where you spend most of your days. With a small sigh, you plod towards your desk, for the first time in years really noticing the large block-mounted frame emblazoned with your organisation’s “company values”. You stop and observe them for a minute, wondering whether there is something significant you can draw from them to make this week a little easier. Beside the value of “teamwork” someone has added a post-it note that reads “Only if it gets me promoted”. You…
  • 3 reasons you need to think about life when planning your career

    ucareerstrategy
    10 Feb 2015 | 1:36 pm
    Sometimes people fall into the trap of setting stratospheric career goals that are a bit far-fetched within their current life situation. The reality is, however, that there is this thing called life which often gets in the way of everyone being able to achieve their goals the way they really want to. That’s not to say you can’t change your situation and work within your life constraints, but you really need to put some thought into your constraints and enablers before you can plan your career path successfully. Here are three good reasons why you need to think more about…
  • 10 signs your job has got the better of you

    ucareerstrategy
    3 Feb 2015 | 2:19 pm
    Still wondering whether your current job is right for you? The following list contains my top 10 signs that your job has got the better of you and you need to get away from where you are or make a change in your current environment. It’s an introspective look – so look deep inside yourself and see how many of these you’ve noticed recently! 1. Your language has become far more negative Remember when you started and you were more positive and upbeat? Now, you’re finding yourself saying “I don’t care”, “It doesn’t matter” and…
  • Create your own Career Strategy

    ucareerstrategy
    27 Jan 2015 | 2:04 pm
    Many people seem to be plodding along in their career without much thought about what their next move is. One of the most valuable things you can do for your career is understand what is important to you and where you aim to get to, which means fleshing out your Career Vision. The question of “What do you want to do?” is one of the most difficult for a person to answer, and it can paralyse people into inaction. Many people may *never* know what they want to do – but that’s OK, you just need to know what you want to do NEXT. Use this simple, two-page Career Strategy…
 
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  • Passion

    Mark
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:38 am
    Take a moment to think about that statement and if it holds true in your life.  When someone asks you what you are passionate about, you usually reference a hobby or desired career.  Is the conversation or dream where your passion stops?  Stop talking about your passion and start taking passionate action! Take Action Today: Identify your true passions.  What do your friends or family say you are good at?  What makes you happy?  What do you do that makes time fly?  What makes you excited to wake up in the morning?  Once you have that, start making a list of all of the careers or…
  • How to Enjoy Waking Up

    Mark
    23 Feb 2015 | 2:35 am
    I am not a morning person.  Really,…. Seriously,…. not a morning person!  I was always the type to skip breakfast and wear whatever was easy just so I could grab a few extra minutes of sleep.  With that being said, I learned how to enjoy waking up at 4:14am every morning. IMPORTANT: Enjoying waking up doesn’t mean the it is EASY to wake up! What if I told you that you can actually be excited to wake up and be in a good mood when you hear your alarm?  Would you call me crazy?  Most people do, but I guarantee that these simple steps will make it enjoyable to wake up no…
  • Update- Take Action List

    Mark
    19 Feb 2015 | 2:30 am
    Earlier this week I released my Take Action List (post here).  I am a firm believer that by letting people know what you want in life, doors will open to help you achieve those goals.  This has been one of my keys to success and I even focused on this in my first post ever: Promote Yourself the Right Way. I mention this in several areas of the post and even in the “BONUS” section. In the Take Action List post and page I mention that I would like to be interviewed on a podcast.  I made it public, and the universe helped make it happen!  Within 12 hours of publishing the…
  • Take Action List

    Mark
    16 Feb 2015 | 3:00 am
    2 people inspired me to do the impossible,… or at least work towards accomplishing goals on my own version of an impossible list!  First is my wonderful (and beautiful) wife!  She has a saying that I love; “Make it public, make it happen.”  This is so true.  If you tell someone that you are going to do something, you are automatically held accountable for your actions whether you succeed or fail.  The second inspiration is Thomas Frank.  I found Thomas through a speaking group I am in.  He is a machine of awesomeness that publishes great content for college students on…
  • My Best Tool for Productivity

    Mark
    12 Feb 2015 | 4:24 am
    I wrote a post a few days ago about my #1 Life Hack that set the tone for the entire day and allowed me to focus my morning mental ability towards what mattered. Setting the tone for the day is great, but if you don’t do anything with it you have squandered a perfect opportunity. We have all had this happen before: Wake up in morning feeling great and motivated Shower and dress Sit down at the computer pumped to get s%*t done (work or home) Then waist the time searching for things to do, reading email, or going down the social media rabbit hole One 4×6 notecard can prevent that from…
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  • A Stand-out Marketing Product Manager Resume

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

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

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

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

    ResumePros
    10 Nov 2014 | 11:31 am
    Want to know the number one mistake of selling? Selling features, not benefits. This one concept can take your resume from a bland run-of-the-mill resume, to one that stands out and explodes your interview rate. Imagine being a supplement salesmen trying to pitch a multivitamin to someone who knows nothing about your product (note: a hiring manager typically knows nothing about you before your resume). Compare these two different pitches. Pitch number one focuses on the features of the multivitamin: This multivitamin has 45 milligrams of vitamin C It also contains 10 mg of iron! The pills…
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    Careers Wiki

  • 30 Interview Tips From 35 Career Specialists

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

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

    Noel Griffith
    13 Feb 2015 | 8:28 am
    Radiologists are also called radiologic technicians. Together with MRI technicians, they help to identify and diagnose a number of illnesses and injuries through the use of equipment such as diagnostic imaging exams and magnetic resonance imagery scanners. They aid the jobs of physicians in diagnosing the problems of patients that can’t be diagnosed with regular lab tests. Radiologists and MRI technicians usually work in hospitals but they can also work in private clinics and medical laboratories. They assist patients who are confined in the hospital, as well as operate equipment for…
  • How Much Do Vet Techs Make?

    Noel Griffith
    2 Feb 2015 | 7:28 am
    Veterinary technologists or technicians work to assist the work of a veterinarian. They are usually employed in private veterinary clinics, but can also work in research programs and other animal facilities. Vet techs work full time, and since clinics often operate round the clock, they frequently work overnight, over weekends, and during holidays. Among their duties include evaluating an animal’s condition, administering diagnostic tests, restraining aggressive animals, giving emergency care, preparing animals for surgeries and procedures, administering medicines as prescribed by a…
  • How Much Does a Pediatrician Make?

    Noel Griffith
    29 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    Pediatricians are medical doctors who diagnose, treat, and prevent the ailments and diseases of infants, children, teenagers, and young adults. They treat and care for newborns and patients until the age of 21. Pediatricians typically work with a group in a hospital and have their own clinics but others are also self-employed in their own offices. Aside from diagnosing medical conditions, pediatricians also monitor a child’s proper physical and mental growth, such as evaluating whether or not a child is developing in a normal state. They generally reduce infant and child mortality, ease…
 
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  • Top 30 virtual internships & jobs of the week | Work from home and get paid!

    Admin
    1 Mar 2015 | 10:30 pm
    Content Expert hoboist.com Anywhere in India Rs. 2000 per project Apply by 3/5/2015 Technical Whiz – Mobile Site-assisting to CTO Edumonks.com Bangalore Rs. 2000 per project Apply by 3/8/2015 Tele Marketing FINS Learning Pvt Ltd Ahmedabad Rs. 2500 per month Apply by 3/8/2015 Website Development For A Startup Instealthmode Anywhere in India Rs. 10000 per project Apply by 3/7/2015 PHP/Drupal Developer S.S.Userworks Technologies Pvt. Ltd Pune Rs. 20000 per month Apply by 3/26/2015 Dream Job- Great Indian Sticker Challenge Hike Messenger Major cities in India Rs. 1000000 per month Apply by…
  • More than words: 10 Book cafes to visit in Delhi!

    Admin
    25 Feb 2015 | 8:14 am
    Maybe it’s just us, but there is a sense of romanticism in spending a quiet afternoon alone sipping on a beverage or sampling a dessert, accompanied by a riveting book. Little Black Book finds for you the top ten spots to lose yourself in the words. Another Fine Day | You can expect retro accessories, exposed white brick walls and a collection of reading materials and board games. In addition to whipping up some of the best hummus in G-town, they also serve wine and beer. A quiet devouring of words or a long lunch with some old pals? You pick. Where: MPD Towers, DLF Golf Course Road Price:…
  • “If fashion is your art, KOOVS is definitely your canvas.” – Ria Chatterjee, Fashionista+Student, DU.

    Admin
    25 Feb 2015 | 7:43 am
    Life is like a flea market, and opportunities are like those sudden lovely pieces of clothing that pop out from the bundle of clothes that everybody has an eye on, but if you let it go, you won’t ever get it back. Well, I’m no Diana Vreeland, or Rebecca from Confessions of a Shopaholic, who is going to hook the readers with glossy, over the top views about fashion, I’m one of you, you youngsters out there, with big dreams in your eyes, fashion in your mind, and a sense of style way more powerful than a dog’s 6th sense. Getting to the point, this one fine evening, while streaming the…
  • Top 30 Part Time internships & jobs of the week | Work for 4 hours and get paid!

    Admin
    25 Feb 2015 | 5:24 am
    Business Development – DU Students Preferred My Line Man New Delhi Expenses covered Apply by 3/1/2015 Accounts Book Keeper FINS Learning Pvt Ltd Faridabad Rs. 100-100000 One Time Apply by 3/4/2015 Graphic Designer Gifting Geeks Mumbai Rs. 3000-8000 per month Apply by 3/23/2015 Graphic Designer Finest Joy Mumbai Rs. 3000-5000 per month Apply by 3/25/2015 Product Promotion OutPut Technology Pune, Bangalore, Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara Rs. 500-2000 One TIme Apply by 2/28/2015 Get Paid to Do Good GoodDeeds Major cities in India (Mumbai, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune, and more) Rs. 100-5000 per…
  • Top 30 internships and fresher jobs in New Delhi!

    Admin
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:19 am
    E-Commerce Interns Imli Street Rs. 8000 per month Apply by 3/5/2015 Rotational Community Manager Campus Diaries Rs. 2500-15000 One Time Apply by 3/10/2015 Copy & Content Writer Newton Consulting India Rs. 5000-10000 per month Apply by 3/25/2015 Useful PLC Training Courses in Delhi at Aeab Automation Engineers A.B. Pvt. Ltd Unpaid Apply by 3/8/2015 Creative Champs (social media) Zarood Rs. 2500 per month Apply by 3/10/2015 Hr Executive/Hr Trainee/Sourcing Specialist Expert Staffing Solutions Rs. 6000-15000 per month Apply by 3/25/2015 Marketing Execs Soni Academy Rs. 5000-10000 per month…
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  • GSSSB Recruitment 2015 for 174 posts Online Application at www.gsssb.gujarat.gov.in

    raja
    2 Mar 2015 | 6:07 am
    GSSSB Recruitment 2015: Gujarat Gaun Seva Pasandagi Mandal (GSSSB) has issued employment notification to fill up 174 posts of Agriculture Assistant, Statistical Assistant, Research Assistant, Assistant Binder & other vacancies. Eligible candidates may apply online application at official website www.gsssb.gujarat.gov.in or ojas.guj.nic.in on or before last date 20-03-2015. For more details about GSSSB Recruitment 2015 refer below information. Gujarat Secondary Service Selection Board (GSSSB) recently issued recruitment notification to fill up 174 various vacancies. This is very good news…
  • Scooters India Limited Recruitment 2015 Application Form at www.scootersindia.com

    raja
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:49 am
    Scooters India Limited Recruitment 2015: Scooters India Limited, Lucknow has issued employment notification to filling up 50 posts of Technician Vocational Apprentice Trainees (Automobile). Eligible candidates may download prescribed format application form at official website www.scootersindia.com and send to official address send their applications with in 20 days from date of publication of notification. For more details like how to apply, selection process, exam date refer below information. Scooters India Limited is a premier automobile company having engaged in designing, manufacturing…
  • BWSSB Recruitment 2015 for Junior Assistant & engineers Online Application at www.bwssb.org

    raja
    2 Mar 2015 | 3:09 am
    BWSSB Recruitment 2015 Notification for 401 posts of Junior Assistant & engineers was released officially. This very good news for the candidates who are looking for BWSSB Recruitment 2015. Interested candidates who meet the eligibility can apply for this BWSSB Recruitment 2015. Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB) has released the notification for Junior Assistant, Assistant Engineers & other Posts in the official website www.bwssb.org. In our website we have given direct link for BWSSB Recruitment 2015 Online Application. Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board…
  • MIDHANI Recruitment 2015 for Operative Trainee & Jr.Assistant Online Application at www.midhani.gov.in

    raja
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:02 am
    MIDHANI Recruitment 2015: Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (MIDHANI), Hyderabad has issued employment notification to filling up 73 posts of Senior Operative Trainee(SOT), Junior Operative Trainee (JOT) & Junior Assistant Vacancies. Eligible candidates may apply online application form at official website www.midhani.gov.in on or before last date 20-03-2015. For more details like how to apply, selection process, exam date refer below information. Mishra Dhatu Nigam Limited (Midhani) is a specialized metals and metal alloys manufacturing facility in India, located at Hyderabad, Telangana.
  • MSCWB Recruitment 2015 Online Application at www.mscwb.org

    raja
    2 Mar 2015 | 1:22 am
    MSCWB Recruitment 2015: West Bengal Municipal Service Commission (MSCWB), Kolkata has issued employment notification to filling up 23 posts of Sub-Assistant Engineer, School Inspector, Assistant Engineer & Staff Nurse Vacancies. Eligible candidates may apply online application form at official website www.mscwb.org on or before last date 20-03-2015. For more details like how to apply, selection process, exam date refer below information. MSCWB Recruitment 2015 Vacancy Details: Total No. of Vacancies: 23 posts Name of the Posts: 1. Staff Nurse – 03 Posts 2. Assistant Engineer (Civil)…
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    Careershifters blog

  • From the Energy Industry to Start-Up

    Sab
    27 Feb 2015 | 12:22 am
    Samantha Sutherland had hit rock bottom. She hated her job, she didn't like the people she worked with and she knew she had to change. So, she took time to reassess. Now, after a few stepping stones, she's started a business helping others travel a similar journey to hers. Here's how she did it. What work were you doing previously? I started as a graduate in one of the big four accounting firms (I hated it), then got into the energy industry. I worked my way up to become Risk and Data Manager of the biggest electricity provider in Australia, presenting monthly to the Executive Committee.
  • What If My Ideal Career Is Something I Don't Even Know Exists?

    Natasha Stanley
    23 Feb 2015 | 11:37 am
    Terry’s considered hundreds of different career ideas, but none feel inspiring enough to justify leaving his current position. He’s concluded that his ideal work must be either the job he’s already in, or that it’s something he has no idea exists. But if you don’t know something exists, how can you find it? What’s your career history and current job? I’m a senior financial auditor for a major health care product manufacturer. I’ve worked in financial services for over fifteen years. How do you feel about your work? This is a hard question to answer, because it’s a bit like…
  • From Advertising to Sustainability

    Sab
    23 Feb 2015 | 1:05 am
    Jonathan Wise felt increasingly disillusioned with his work. He longed to be more in tune with nature, to create positive change and to concentrate on what he believed was really important. Find out how two unusual journeys opened his eyes to a new way of life – and to a new portfolio career. What work were you doing previously? I was a strategic planner in an advertising agency. Fundamentally, I had to work out what was the most compelling thing to say about a brand in its advertising in order to get the consumers we were targeting to buy more of it. I worked on brands such…
  • The Art Of Being Clueless: How To Change Career When You're Totally Confused

    Natasha Stanley
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:29 am
    No idea what to do next in your career change? Feeling trapped, frustrated and unable to make progress? There's a group of people who have made 'not-knowing and doing amazing things anyway' an art form. Natasha explains who they are, and how you can use their techniques to get your career change moving, too. “It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings.” – Wendell Berry Here’s…
  • From Film to Portfolio Career

    Sab
    16 Feb 2015 | 11:12 pm
    "My twenties passed in a blur of work and sleep." Rachel Boot had an enviable role, but little time for her friends and life outside work. A new relationship brought things sharply into focus. Now, despite still not knowing exactly where she's heading, Rachel is experimenting with new options and finally feeling more like herself. This is her mid-shift story. What were you doing previously? I worked in the film industry as an assistant music editor. This meant I worked with my editor, the composer and the director to get the score for a film conceived, recorded and edited to…
 
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  • PA Wants to Fine Truckers Who Don’t Clean Snow From Trucks

    Hit The Road Jack
    25 Feb 2015 | 9:58 am
    You know when you’re driving down the highway and a big old pile of snow flies off one of the vehicles and hits your windshield? I’m sure we all have experienced the dangerous obstruction and downright annoyance caused by careless drivers who don’t take the time to clear their vehicle before hitting the road. As a truck driver though, it takes more than just a few minutes to clear all that snow and ice from your big rig and it’s really dangerous climbing up on that slippery log roof without a harness. Frankly, it can be a pretty big pain in the you-know-what. Although…
  • Healthy Trucker: John Drury’s Weightloss Truck Stop Tour

    Hit The Road Jack
    20 Feb 2015 | 9:14 am
    It’s no secret that truck driving is not the most healthy profession. Eating well is hard when fast food is literally around every bend. Getting time in for fitness is an uphill battle with a lifestyle that requires quite a lot of time spent sitting on your keister. One truck driver has found his niche routine for shedding away the pounds—he dances them off. John Drury has been making a living in the transportation industry for years and after a while he started to notice that he had gained some weight during his career. A few years back he stumbled upon the art of Zumba, an…
  • 5 Games Team Drivers Should All Know

    Hit The Road Jack
    9 Feb 2015 | 12:46 pm
    Sometimes your drive is not so scenic and it can be tiresome while driving for hours at a time. Your caffeine kick is wearing off or you are simply just bored. If you and your partner find it hard to keep up conversation while driving simply play a game! This will pass the time and you will definitely be entertained.   License Plate Game Go back and forth and try to find all 50 states by where the license plate of a car is from. It will probably be hard to find them all so skip around if need be.   ABC Game Go back and forth between you and your partner and try to find all the…
  • 5 Valentine’s Day Tips for Truck Drivers Away from Home

    Hit The Road Jack
    4 Feb 2015 | 8:34 am
    Roses are red, violets are blue. When you’re not local on V-Day—what do you do? Trucking is not a standard 9-5 job. Sometimes it so happens that you’re still on the road even on days where most are celebrating holidays. But ever wonder how truck drivers and their sweethearts celebrate this Hallmark holiday when they can’t get to physically see each other? There’s actually a lot of truly romantic ways to show your lover that you’re thinking of them on Valentine’s. It just make take some creative thinking and a tad extra preparation time. Luckily, these…
  • Find Your Ride: “Uber” for Trucking

    Hit The Road Jack
    30 Jan 2015 | 10:09 am
    Unless you’ve been completely under a rock the past few years, you’ve probably heard of Uber. It’s that mobile app that let’s people find and pay for rides—it’s essentially a virtual taxi service. Users can even become drivers and earn cash hauling people around. And despite a lot of negative press they’ve received, their idea became so popular that it has inspired a new generation of thinking in another transportation industry….trucking. Let me introduce you to Cargomatic, a Los Angeles-based company hoping to emerge at the head of the game of…
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    CareerLand

  • Six-Figure Jobs No Longer A Mystery

    jobhunt
    25 Feb 2015 | 12:16 am
    Finding a good job is a job of its own, and finding a well-paying job can be difficult, no matter what type of degree you hold. No matter the kind of job, however, employers are always looking for those with drive, ambition, and a good work ethic. It’s up to you to convey that in your job application, cover letter, resume, and interview. Don’t let poor writing or interviewing skills keep you from obtaining a great job with benefits and a nice salary.   According to Forbes, there are many jobs available where the top 10% of professionals in the field make over $100,000 a…
  • Top 10 Computer Science Programs with the Best Return on Investment (ROI) In USA

    jobhunt
    8 Jan 2015 | 3:23 am
    Computer science is one of the highest paying professions in the world. Student wants to maximize their earnings in the field of Computer Science but also should try to find computer science degrees with the best return on investment (ROI). The average pay for software developers is over $90,000 per year, and the average pay for computer and information research scientists is over $100,000 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Below is the list of universities student should opt out between to earn smarter. 1. California Institute of Technology: Pasadena, California…
  • Logistics – Organizing, Distributing, and Coordinating

    jobhunt
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:53 am
    Logistics as a business concept evolved in the 1950s with the increasing complexity of supplying businesses with materials and shipping out products in an increasingly globalized supply chain. Those that work in logistics are always in demand. The work of a logistician begins with bringing in the supplies and raw materials necessary for a business or organization to operate. Inbound logistics are then used in conjunction with outbound logistics to distribute products or services where they are in demand. Every company needs someone to manage the when, where, and why of the business, and keep…
  • Internet Jobs – Flexible Work from Anywhere

    jobhunt
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:56 am
    They always say the nice thing about internet jobs is being able to work in your pajamas. While some companies designate the amount of work and time it needs to be completed, many companies that allow you to work at your own pace. Also, There are many Freelancing sites such as Elance, oDesk, Freelancer, allow you to earn potential income by applying to the job posts by bidding on them. Now the days, internet income became a primary source of income for many individuals . As the independent society developed renowned amid all these years, several sites have been dispatched that give…
  • The Hotel Industry – Providing a Home Away from Home

    jobhunt
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    The hotel industry is booming, and all aspects of hospitality are in demand. Hotels, spas, motels, bed and breakfasts, and resorts are thriving, and available positions are growing by the number. Most of the major hospitality companies are either headquartered in the United States or have a major corporate presence in the U. S.  Nearly all major hospitality companies worldwide recruit from hospitality schools located in North America.  Numerous hospitality programs in the U. S. offer students the opportunity to learn how to become managers in this dynamic, and growing field. Best Cities…
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    Barbara Nixon

  • The one thing you can NEVER get more of…

    admin
    24 Feb 2015 | 5:47 am
    We all know that if we really tried we could make more money. We all know that if we really wanted, we could all get fitter and slimmer, and we all know The one thing we can never get more of that we can all get healthier by making individual life style changes….that’s if we really wanted to. We also all know that unlike all of these things time is the only thing that we can’t replace. For example, I will never ever get these few moments back that it’s taking me to write this article. I will never ever ever get back this morning to do it over again, and I will never ever ever, no…
  • 3 ways to embrace your unique team

    admin
    17 Feb 2015 | 2:34 pm
    As I write this post it is half term and as any mum of more than one child will tell you, sometimes it’s near damn impossible to please everyone. This week my two eldest children are not at home. They’re off enjoying themselves elsewhere – so for the first time I am left with my 15 year old son, and my 7 year old daughter and the nagging thought in the back of my mind of ….”what on earth am I going to come up with that both of them are going to want to do?” Tricky at the best of times, but this week it’s a bit worse for 2 reasons: 1) I have taken the week off to hang out with…
  • 5 quick and easy ways to make you feel happy

    admin
    17 Feb 2015 | 12:51 pm
    Sometimes it’s easy to get bogged down with the day to day grind and forget to spend some valuable time nurturing yourself. So, here are 5 easy things that you can do every day to make you feel happier… 1. Get some fresh air Take a few moments each day to pop outside and get some fresh air. This is especially the case if you work in an office. It’s very easy to think of excuses why you shouldn’t. It’s cold; it’s raining; I have this piece of work that really needs to get done. Instead of thinking of excuses, simply grab a jacket and walk around the block for a couple of minutes.
  • What’s it really like to work here?

    admin
    10 Feb 2015 | 2:55 am
    Picture the scene, you’re coming to the end of an interview and you ask the applicant if they have any questions for you and here it comes… “What’s it really like to work here? What’s the culture like?” What do you say? Do you know the answer to that question? How do you describe a culture anyway?   I remember someone saying to me once that there’s cult in culture…it made me smile. It’s the reason that everyone is here. The banding together to get the job done and work towards a common goal; the feeling that you get when you walk into work; and the personalities of the…
  • 7 things to remember from before you were the boss

    admin
    3 Feb 2015 | 9:10 am
    Remember the time when you weren’t the boss? You might look back at that time with fondness. A time when you didn’t have as many responsibilities and could leave work happy in the knowledge that you didn’t have to think about it again until the following morning. A time when if you made a mistake there would be someone above you to take a lot of the slack, and although you might not get off altogether scott free it certainly wasn’t as painful as it is now. And a time when all you had to worry about was getting your own work done, and not ensuring that other people were productive as…
 
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    Government Jobs India

  • CPCB Recruitment 2015 for 70 Vacancies

    mamatha reddy
    2 Mar 2015 | 8:10 am
    CPCB Recruitment 2015: Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) proposed to hire the candidates for Research Associate _ I and Junior Research Fellow vacancies. CPCB has notified 13 vacancies of research Associate posts and 57 Jr Research Fellow ship under various projects in CPCB. CPCB is inviting applications from the enthusiastic and qualified candidates for filling up the proposed vacancies. Job hunters who have the following eligibility criteria can apply for the vacancies and last date for the application submission is within 30 days from the date of advertisement. CPCB Recruitment 2015…
  • Ministry of Defense Recruitment 2015 for 100 Vacancies

    mamatha reddy
    2 Mar 2015 | 4:26 am
    Ministry of Defense has issued a notification for the recruitment of 100 vacancies. Ministry of Defense is hiring eligible aspirants for filling up 100 vacancies for Group ‘C’. Interested Candidates can apply by submitting the prescribed application form within 21 days from the date of official advertisements. Application of these Ministry Of Defence Civilian Motor Driver vacancies 2015 can be send through offline mode. Ministry Of Defence, 5121 ASC BN (MT) (CIV (GT)  Part-Time Director jobs apply last date 20th March 2015. Ministry Of Defence, 5121 ASC BN (MT) (CIV (GT) notification…
  • SSA Assam CRCC Recruitment 2015 – 189 Posts

    mamatha reddy
    2 Mar 2015 | 2:46 am
    SSA Assam has released an advertisement stating selection of Cluster Resource Centre Coordinator (CRCC) under Axom Sarba Siksha Abhijan Mission, Assam Phase III. Authority is inviting applications from the applicants who has the minimum qualification as laid in SSA Assam CRCC Recruitment notification. Candidates have to know the basic principal of teaching, content and methodology, curriculum-syllabus and textbook, children psychology, value education etc. Candidates who are interested to apply for the posts should check all the details in the official notification and apply for the posts if…
  • WBPRB Recruitment 2015 – 400 Sub Inspector Vacancies

    mamatha reddy
    2 Mar 2015 | 12:15 am
    West Bengal Police Recruitment Board has recently issued a notification for the recruitment of Sub inspector post in various departments. This notification is to fill up 400 Sub Inspector vacancies. Candidates who are eligible and are interested can apply for this notification by visiting official website of West Bengal Police Recruitment Board (WBPRB) www.policewb.gov.in. Candidates need to send the applications in the prescribed format on or before March 2015. WBPRB Recruitment 2015 – 400 Sub Inspector Vacancies The eligibility criteria for the candidates who are applying for the…
  • MIDHANI Recruitment 2015 for 73 Posts

    mamatha reddy
    28 Feb 2015 | 2:25 am
    Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd (MIDHANI) is inviting applications from the eligible candidates for the vacancies of Senior Operative Trainee, Junior Operative Trainee and Junior Assistant. The organization is looking for the dynamic, high performing, dynamic candidates for the proposed vacancies. Hence the applicants are advised to apply for the posts who are having the following eligibility criteria. Online registration commence from 28th Feb and will ends on 20th March 2015. Check below complete details of Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd (MIDHANI) Recruitment and apply for the posts on or before 20th march…
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