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  • What type of woman should freeze her eggs?

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    Penelope Trunk
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Apple and Facebook announced that the companies will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs. It’s a great company policy. For one thing, it’s acknowledgment that the gap between women and men in the workplace is that women’s careers are controlled by their biological clock and men’s are not. Another thing this new policy does is it gives women more reproductive choices. Similar to the pill, really. So it should be no surprise that like the pill, egg freezing faces widespread wariness. As if perfectly timed for the news, Jonathan Eig just published a book titled, The Birth of…
  • 6 Jobs to Consider if You Love Halloween

    Simply Hired
    Robert Meyer
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    The post 6 Jobs to Consider if You Love Halloween appeared first on Simply Hired.
  • How Small Changes Can Build a Stronger Team

    On the Job by Anita Bruzzese
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    When it comes to influencing others to change their behavior, the smallest changes can make the biggest differences, contends a new book called “The Small Big” by Steve J. Martin, Noah J. Goldstein and Robet B. Cialdini. Using scientific research, the authors explain how small changes can help you build a stronger team and make team members more productive and motivated. In this interview with Anita Bruzzese, Steve Martin talks about how managers can be more effective by only making some small tweaks.AB: Let’s say I’m a manager and I’m trying to figure out how to build…
  • 3 Steps to Repair Your Metabolism

    Marci Alboher, Working the New Economy Blog
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    I remember feeling so defeated and hopeless.” The turning point came when Viers stopped looking for some out-there answer and began tuning in to her own body. “Stress blocks your system from being able to function optimally,” said Viers.  How stress affects your metabolism Your central nervous system has two branches, the parasympathetic (think: peace) nervous system and the sympathetic (think: stress) nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is associated with the rapid release of stress hormones, slowed digestion, and faster breathing and heart rate. “This is the state you…
  • If You Want to Land a Career You’ll Love, Don’t Make These 3 Mistakes

    Brazen Careerist
    Iniobong Eyo
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    You’ve sought advice at one time or the other. Maybe it was about your career or just something that was bothering you. The advice giver, perhaps more dazed and confused than yourself, or probably trying to sound helpful in his bout of confusion, mutters: “Just follow your heart.” That’s all. You start wondering: “If my heart had answers, why am I here with you?” Either way, you start searching your heart frantically for answers. When you don’t find answers, you might decide to go the safe route and quickly pick a career instead. Wrong move. Here is why…
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    Penelope Trunk Careers

  • What type of woman should freeze her eggs?

    Penelope Trunk
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Apple and Facebook announced that the companies will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs. It’s a great company policy. For one thing, it’s acknowledgment that the gap between women and men in the workplace is that women’s careers are controlled by their biological clock and men’s are not. Another thing this new policy does is it gives women more reproductive choices. Similar to the pill, really. So it should be no surprise that like the pill, egg freezing faces widespread wariness. As if perfectly timed for the news, Jonathan Eig just published a book titled, The Birth of…
  • How to love the job you have right now: Focus on one good thing

    Penelope Trunk
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    I am coaching Kate. She is 19 and she wants help with her resume. I do not have her resume in front of me, but it’s okay. I remember it. And anyway, her resume is not her problem. Which is true with most people who ask for help with their resume. Also, I’m late for the call. Remembering coaching calls at what seem like random times throughout the day is nearly impossible for me. I tell Kate, “Look. This is not a resume.  It’s like a list of odd jobs your mom asked you to do around the neighborhood. You don’t have a resume.” She says, “So then what should I do to get a…
  • What success looks like at 20, and 30

    Penelope Trunk
    5 Oct 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Women in their 20s have an advantage over men in their 20s because all men want to sleep with women in their 20s. And women have power over men who want to sleep with them. I remember having this power. The first time I wrote about it my editor had to call the magazine’s lawyer. Now it’s pretty well understood by women that it’s easier to get stuff done in the office when everyone wants to have sex with you. There is even science to back up the recommendation that women should flirt at work to get ahead. And there is precedent that when you are in a meeting with a smart…
  • 5 Steps to take to make time for everything

    Penelope Trunk
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:52 pm
    The people who look like they have everything they want are actually the people who are most clear on what they are willing to give up. Do you ever feel sad that you have never visited the moon? Probably not. Because you just accept that you will not be doing that in your lifetime. We inadvertently start to think of other, less far-out things this way in an effort to make ourselves feel like we are living our best life.  For example, you can put trips to Thailand in the same category as trips to the moon and then you stop feeling disappointed that you will never get to Thailand. You can…
  • 5 Steps to successful reinvention. And a Melissa update.

    Penelope Trunk
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
    The best way to get someone to call you from your LinkedIn profile is to put Confidential in the employer field. You might be wondering: Who does this? Answer: Melissa. For those of you unfamiliar with the story of Melissa, I will now summarize a hundred blog posts about her like this: Melissa, Queen of Reinvention, finds jobs almost anyone would kill for, they are disasters, she leaves. Then she repeats, but in a way that is different enough that I have trouble yelling at her for making the same mistake twice. This is true with men, too. And this is a good time to tell you that the bankers…
 
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    On the Job by Anita Bruzzese

  • How Small Changes Can Build a Stronger Team

    29 Oct 2014 | 6:53 am
    When it comes to influencing others to change their behavior, the smallest changes can make the biggest differences, contends a new book called “The Small Big” by Steve J. Martin, Noah J. Goldstein and Robet B. Cialdini. Using scientific research, the authors explain how small changes can help you build a stronger team and make team members more productive and motivated. In this interview with Anita Bruzzese, Steve Martin talks about how managers can be more effective by only making some small tweaks.AB: Let’s say I’m a manager and I’m trying to figure out how to build…
  • How Road Warriors Stay Productive

    27 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    No one would ever claim that business travel is loads of fun, and much of that is because road warriors often get frustrated trying to stay productive while away from the office. No matter their good intentions, it seems delayed flights, overbooked hotels, noisy surroundings and bad connections undermine them.But with savvier planning, anyone can become more productive – and less stressed – while on the road.For example, some travelers say they find it a lot less stressful to stay at the same hotel chain – or even  the same hotel if they’re often traveling to…
  • 5 Ways to Get Others to Listen to You

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Do you sometimes feel like you're wearing Harry Potter's "cloak of invisibility" at work?No one really pays attention to you. You're often interrupted when speaking in a meeting, and your boss scarcely seems to know who you are.Perhaps the problem is not what you’re saying, but how and when you’re saying it.Let’s say that you’re on the agenda of the next office meeting to give a brief rundown of a project you’ve been working on for several months. You’ve been scheduled as the next to the last item, right after a request from the office manager to stop leaving spoiled food in the…
  • The Best Way to Deliver Bad News to Your Manager

    14 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    No one likes unpleasant surprises, and that includes your boss.But when you have bad news about sales performance or a new product development, for example, your vice president wants to hear about it right away.So how do you deliver bad news without it becoming a shoot-the-messenger scenario?Jodi Glilckman, author of “Great on the Job,” says “it’s unrealistic to think that mishaps, miscommunications and outright screw-ups won’t happen. They will. The goal, therefore, is damage control.”The key whenever there is bad news to deliver to the boss is not panicking (OK, you…
  • 5 Ways to Shine at a Job Fair

    10 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    During the height of the Great Recession, job fairs were a mob scene. People with 30 years of experience were standing next to recent college graduates, all clamoring for work.But as things have improved, many people don't think that job fairs are worth their time.They're wrong.Job fairs are a great chance to practice your networking skills and develop your personal brand pitch. They're the perfect opportunity for you to hone your professional persona and to learn to handle meeting new people with ease.But before you put on the business suit, here are a few things to remember before attending…
 
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    Marci Alboher, Working the New Economy Blog

  • 3 Steps to Repair Your Metabolism

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    I remember feeling so defeated and hopeless.” The turning point came when Viers stopped looking for some out-there answer and began tuning in to her own body. “Stress blocks your system from being able to function optimally,” said Viers.  How stress affects your metabolism Your central nervous system has two branches, the parasympathetic (think: peace) nervous system and the sympathetic (think: stress) nervous system. The sympathetic nervous system is associated with the rapid release of stress hormones, slowed digestion, and faster breathing and heart rate. “This is the state you…
  • The Warm Up You Should Be Doing ... But Probably Aren’t

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    The Warm Up You Should Be Doing..But Probably Aren’t
  • 3 Exercises You Should Do Barefoot

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:58 am
    Squats “It is so often that I’ll get a client that comes in and I’ll see them with running shoes on, and as soon as they try to squat, they’re falling over,” Trenteseaux said. People also tend to have better squat depth without shoes, Trenteseaux said, so you get the full benefit of the exercise. Both positions put your body off balance, Trenteseaux explained.  “Everything begins with the feet,” Trenteseaux says.
  • Brittany Maynard: "I Want to Die on My Own Terms"

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    Video courtesy of  The Brittany Maynard Fund Earlier this month, Yahoo Health reported on the heartbreaking story of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old newlywed who announced her decision to end her life after being diagnosed with stage IV glioblastoma multiforme, an aggressive form of terminal brain cancer. The date Maynard targeted was Nov 1. On thebrittanyfund.org, Maynard shared photos from a recent trip to the Grand Canyon with her mother—the last item on her bucket list—and in the latest video, she said she hopes that her husband Dan will move on and start a family after she passes.
  • The Fun Way to Help Kids Avoid a Halloween-Candy Binge

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:19 am
    The Switch Witch may be your solution. (Lara Spear Riley/Rob Bouley) By now, the stock of Halloween candy in stores has probably started to thin out as Americans have been loading up on sugary loot for trick-or-treaters, to the tune of an estimated $2.2 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. “If parents don’t want to do that, we’re fine with it,” said Bouley.
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    Brazen Careerist

  • If You Want to Land a Career You’ll Love, Don’t Make These 3 Mistakes

    Iniobong Eyo
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    You’ve sought advice at one time or the other. Maybe it was about your career or just something that was bothering you. The advice giver, perhaps more dazed and confused than yourself, or probably trying to sound helpful in his bout of confusion, mutters: “Just follow your heart.” That’s all. You start wondering: “If my heart had answers, why am I here with you?” Either way, you start searching your heart frantically for answers. When you don’t find answers, you might decide to go the safe route and quickly pick a career instead. Wrong move. Here is why…
  • The Brutal Truth About Why You’re Not Getting What You Want

    Susan Shain
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    We have an important question for you: What is it that you truly want? A raise? A vacation? More time with your family? Whatever it is, are you doing everything you can to get it? In a thought-provoking post, Therese Schwenkler of The Unlost says no; we’re not really going after what we say we want. Because, according to her, “Getting what you want takes viewing every. Single. Decision in your life through the filter of what you want most.” Be honest… are you making it happen? So think about it. Are you really pushing yourself every day towards what you want most? In the post,…
  • Networking in Portland: 7 Events to Expand Your Professional Circle

    Kelley Gardiner
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Don’t tell anyone, but Portland, Ore. is a fantastic place to live, with all of its natural beauty, good food and nice people. You only have a couple of problems (other than the rain) to deal with upon arrival or graduation. The first problem is finding an apartment. The second? Getting a job that pays the rent. Especially in a smallish city, it pays to know some key people in your desired job sector. Even if you’re not a schmoozer at heart, here are some events on the Portland networking calendar that won’t make you squirm. (Click here to tweet this list.) 1. Creative Mornings Here’s…
  • How to Manage Productive and Happy Interns — and Make the Most of Them

    Katherine Faulk
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Today’s college students and recent graduates know the road to landing an entry-level job is paved with internships. As they prepare to enter the professional world, they seek internships to gain practical work experience, interpersonal skills and networking opportunities. Internships are a two-way street; they benefit employers as well. An intern can help you complete projects you may not have been able to do alone. With an extra set of hands, you can focus on the bigger picture and be more successful at work. With over a third of college students taking on internships at some point during…
  • 4 Smart Tricks to Writing an MBA Application Essay About Failure

    Ryan Hickey
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Do you believe everything in an MBA application should present you in a positive light? It makes sense if you’re trying to get into highly selective business programs; you want admissions committees to know how smart, accomplished, hard-working, team-focused and passionate you are. But you may find yourself stumped when you come across an essay prompt that asks them to share and reflect on an obstacle, mistake or failure from your past. This type of question abounds on MBA applications and includes specific instances such as: Describe a time in the last three years when you overcame a…
 
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    CareerDiva

  • 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…
  • Happy Labor Day!!!

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

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

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

  • Employee Engagement and the Verb of Engage

    David Zinger
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:11 am
    I am currently crafting a 21-point manifesto for employee engagement. I trust I will have it completed in the next 2 weeks and look forward to sharing this document and engaging with people based on a strong action statement of what I believe is required to move employee engagement forward for the next 15 years. Here is a list of the verbs that begin each statement: simplify change make rewrite diminish monitor recognize offer substitute awaken ensure reframe integrate mobilize energize enable learn commit elevate build forge Look for this action manifesto within the next two weeks then…
  • Zinger’s 8 Word Behavioral Definition of Employee Engagement

    David Zinger
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:22 am
    A shorter more simple definition of employee engagement It has taken me about 8 years and 10,000 hours to get to a definition of employee engagement that is both simple and elegant. I am discouraged with emotional and attitudinal surveys as I have become increasingly behavioral in my views of work and engagement. My definition puts engagement in the hands of each employee — I can choose to do this everyday while also being enabled and encouraged by my leaders, managers, and organization. We are each responsible for our own engagement as we are accountable to each other for the impact…
  • Employee Engagement: Gratitude and Thanksgiving

    David Zinger
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:06 am
    Today is Thanksgiving day in Canada. There are so many people I am thankful for in my development in employee engagement. I offer this post to both acknowledge these people and to encourage you to think about who helped you be where you are. It is almost impossible not to be engaged when we approach our work with a strong sense of gratitude for the other people in our life who make our work possible. “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”  A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Here are just a few of the people that…
  • Disrupting the Dinosaur: RFID Will Make Your Employee Engagement Survey Prehistoric

    David Zinger
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:22 am
    An employee engagement survey interception The future is upon us in employee engagement, it will just take a little time to catch up to it. Of course anybody who wears a Fitbit or other fitness device or goes out and purchases the new Apple watch knows the ability to get real time data and to monitor, motivate, and change your own fitness and sleep behavior. Will we even bother with archaic employee engagement surveys by 2020, or maybe even 2017? You know, those attitudinal assessments that take a long time to complete, a long time to assess, suffer from low response rates, and by the time…
  • Employee Engagement: 7 Qualities to Engage Successfully With Social Media

    David Zinger
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:22 am
    Reflections from a 10 year veteran of social media. The picture above is of a computer I placed in a beehive. My most experimental involvement in social media was to put a live computer in a beehive connected to Twitter. You can read what the honeybees taught me in a wonderful free e-book: Waggle: 39 Ways to Improve Human Organizations, Work, and Engagement. I celebrated 10 years of engagement with social media on Saturday October 4. I wrote a nice post on LinkedIn on 10 lessons from 10 years. I encourage you to go read it, a nice short piece. In this post I want to outline 7 qualities…
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    All Things Workplace

  • What Is In Your Unspoken Contract?

    Steve Roesler
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    When 300 technical professionals at a major utility were told to re-apply for jobs in their department as part of a major reorganization, they were livid. "I've been here 18 years."  (Longevity means immunity to change) "I hired the idiot who's running this thing." (If I gave someone their job, they won't mess with mine) "They already know what I can do." (I only have to prove myself once) "No other utility has ever had to go through this." (This place isn't being run according to the norm) "No one told me this could happen when I was hired." (This wasn't part of the deal) "My wife…
  • Six Things To Pay Attention To In Groups

    Steve Roesler
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    We're always part of some group You and I pretty much spend our entire lives in groups. We start off in a family, play with groups of friends, attend classes, and work in groups and teams. So, woudn't it make sense to learn as much as possible about the dynamics associated with groups?  Some years ago, organizations spent a fair amount of time educating people on the fine points of group dynamics. The research was new and fascinating. New is good. Now that that body of work has been around for a while, it's no longer "what's happening." The human condition--and certainly the organizational…
  • Keep It Simple Like Einstein

    Steve Roesler
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:36 am
    "Everything should be made as simple as possible, and no simpler." --Albert Einstein If Einstein was into simple, then why aren't we? Whether you're an entrepreneur, coach/consultant, or someone slugging it out every day in corporate life, you know how complex things can become. But why? 3 Reasons Things Become Complex When They Don't Have To Be 1. Complexity can indicate a lack of clarity. When nothing is number one, everything becomes number one--all at once. 2. Many people view complex explanations and business presentations as indicative of superior intelligence. I've not seen that proven…
  • 5 Ways To Be More Coachable

    Steve Roesler
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    Who Is Coachable? The fact is, everyone isn't. Those who are uncoachable often think they have no performance issues and if there is one, believe everyone "out there" is the cause. In these cases, coaching isn't a very good option to produce positive results. It's kind of like one spouse dragging another to marriage counseling in the hope that the counselor can "fix" the partner. (Ever see how well that works?). The sticking point here is a mindset that doesn't allow someone to reflect on their own behavior, a desire to change it, and their personal responsibility for the relationship. So,…
  • Communication: Where to Find the Meaning

    Steve Roesler
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    "We see things not as they are, but as we are."   --H.M Tomlinson Meaning is in the Response You GetWe often deal with new ideas, with changing how things are done, with trying to persuade others about our point of view. The longer you've lived, the more you realize the number of obstacles to people automatically accepting and absorbing your information.Maybe the greatest single stumbling block to real communication is the one-sided nature of speaking. I know that you already know about this: intellectually. But let's face it:  Most of us concentrate on what to say and how to say it.
 
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • October 2014 Updates

    Steve Pavlina
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Here are some updates regarding upcoming events and freebies that may interest you. Effortless Success Mindfest – Free The Effortless Success Mindfest runs this week. This is a free online event hosted by Learning Strategies and Jack Canfield. You can tune into it and listen right away since the Mindfest started earlier today. This Mindfest focuses on combining the Law of Attraction with down-to-earth habits and practices, so that your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are aligned with the results you desire. I don’t recommend many programs about the LoA since so many of them…
  • Can You Act Independently of Social Pressure?

    Steve Pavlina
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:54 pm
    One thing I really like about open relationships is the ability to learn through experience more quickly. There are valuable lessons to be learned from a long-term monogamous relationship, but I found that my understanding of relationships quickly accelerated with a more open attitude towards connections. This is a predictable consequence of being able to learn from a greater variety of partners/teachers. As I see it, this is the same learning dynamic that you can gain by working for different companies, with different teams, and in different industries. You’ll surely learn some…
  • Do You Owe The World Anything?

    Steve Pavlina
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    The standard economic narrative as applied to human history tells us that barter came first, then money, and then credit and debt. In actuality we know that these concepts developed in the opposite order. Debt and credit pre-date the use of money by thousands of years. Money, in the form of early coins, came into usage largely as a way of keeping track of debts. And finally, the human use of barter systems actually arose after money, not before. Barter is employed by people who’ve already learned about money, and barter systems often use an equivalent of money to manage trades, such…
  • Ones and Tens

    Steve Pavlina
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:45 pm
    When you present yourself to the world, do you have a tendency to sanitize your public image? Do you show other people, especially strangers, your safest and most socially acceptable aspects first? Do you find it sensible to avoid the risk of judgment so as to make socialization easier? When you get to know other people, do you engage with their sanitized public selves first as well? Do you stick with the most socially acceptable topics for discussion, so as to avoid any significant risk of causing offense? When you explore a potential romantic connection for the first time, do you play it…
  • Changing Your Culture

    Steve Pavlina
    21 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
    If you were to design your own human culture, what would you include? What would you leave out? Here are some basic design questions to consider, based on the three core principles of personal growth. Truth How would your culture relate to truth? Would you create a very honest, truth-based culture? Would your culture encourage the discovery and sharing of new truths? To what extent would people own, hide, or manipulate the truth? Would you create a culture based on shared stories and/or mythology, even if the stories are made up? Would you favor politeness over honesty in communication? Note…
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    Career Upshift

  • LeBron James and Leonardo Share a Core Value: Lifelong Learning

    Paul Freiberger
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    Today, a prospective employer might look at Leonardo’s resume and be troubled by his seeming lack of focus. Leonardo, though, was not a jack of all trades and master of none. He was a master of many, and his mastery came about because he never stopped learning. Never stop learning and opportunities will never stop flowing to you. Leonardo is an example from the past. More recently, LeBron James and Tom Brady provides a role model for the value of lifelong learning. Read more about this vitally important topic of lifelong learning.
  • Top 5 Bay Area Startup Companies for Job Seekers

    Paul Freiberger
    17 Oct 2014 | 2:34 pm
    Trying to figure out which are the right startups to consider in your job search? The top startup companies for technology job seekers in the San Francisco Bay Area (including Silicon Valley), ranked by LinkedIn are: 1. Lytro: Mountain View, CA: Lytro is transforming the camera into a powerful computational photography platform, forever changing the way everyone takes and experiences pictures. 2. Theranos: Palo Alto, CA: A maker of low-cost blood-test equipment. 3. Fitbit: San Francisco, CA: A maker of technology health and fitness products. 4. Coursera: Palo Alto, CA: Educational platform…
  • Is a Job Interview the same as a sales call?

    Paul Freiberger
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Is a job interview exactly like a sales call? No, there are clear differences. An interview is not an explicit demonstration of what you can do. Instead, you’ll be asked about your background and your accomplishments. You’ll talk about yourself and your work history. Through all of that, you’ll be selling. Your interviewer is, in essence, your customer, and qualifying that customer is just as important as any product sale, of course. You are the one who benefits most of all. The meaning of qualification is the same even though you are the interviewee. You still must ask questions with…
  • Goodbye Google. Farewell Complacency

    Paul Freiberger
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    Michael Peggs publicly (very publicly) told the world last week that Google is not always the dream job. He had pre-announced his departure on September 16 in an article in the Huffington Post, called “I’m Quitting Google in 10 Days: In Search of Me, Myself and I.” He’s not going to get sympathy as he moves on to start his own firm, but his video declaration is entertaining and it makes you think. It certainly gets me curious to keep on eye on his next venture. Good luck Michael!
  • Sell Me This Pen: How to answer the key sales job interview question

    Paul Freiberger
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:50 am
      Sell me this pen. If you’re in sales, that’s the task you’re likely to be given in a job interview. Sooner or later, an interviewer will reach into his pocket, pull out a pen and ask you to hit him with your very best pitch. It’s a task that achieved some fame when it appeared in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” with Leonardo DiCaprio playing the role of Jordan Belfort, a notoriously crooked stock broker. In the film, DiCaprio asks a group of friends he’s recruiting as salesmen for his boiler-room operation to sell him a pen he takes from his pocket. One recruit nails it –…
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    Execupundit.com

  • First Paragraph

    31 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    John Dortmunder was a man on whom the sun shone only when he needed darkness. Now, like an excessively starry sky, a thousand fluorescent lights in great rows under the metal roof of this huge barnlike store building came flickering and buzzing and sqlurping on, throwing a great glare over all the goods below, and over Dortmunder, too, and yet he knew this vast Speedshop discount store in this vast blacktop shopping mall in deepest New Jersey, very near Mordor, did not open at ten minutes past two in the morning. That's why he was here. - From Bad News by Donald E. Westlake
  • New! Bold!

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    It wasn't a new and bold strategy although it was one that would work but they wanted new and bold and whether it worked was optional and possibly not even desirable because, after all, who wants the old stuff and "Perception is Reality" was their mantra even though reality has a way of reminding you that it's still around and in a cage fight stomps perception every time no matter how new and bold perception may be. The deal was unlikely but sometimes you can lose and win at the same time.
  • In the Mood

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
    Some music to get you ready for the evening: "In the Hall of the Mountain King."
  • HP's Sprout

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Fast Company: What futurists think of HP's "bold and weird" new PC: "Sprout." An excerpt:This week, HP announced the Sprout, its bold attempt to reinvent what it means to work on the PC. Forget a mouse and keyboard. You control the Sprout by sliding your hands across an illuminated touchpad, on top of which various interface elements have been projected. This touchpad uses Kinect-like sensory technology to see what your hands are doing, allowing you to use the Sprout's touchpad like a keyboard, touch screen, or even as a Leap Motion-style 3-D interface.
  • Process Improvement

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    James Lawther reveals the Great Process Improvement Secret. [I know a politician who has that theory and yet his performance is highly flawed.]
 
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    The HR Capitalist

  • The Power of Manager Observation and Your Managers of People

    Kris Dunn
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:34 am
    If there's one absolute, it's that young managers of people would like all performance-related items to be black and white. When's the last time managing people didn't include shades of gray? Right. One of the most powerful things we can do as HR pros is make our managers comfortable with shades of gray, knowing that they can be the judge and jury when it comes to the statements they make related to someone's performance. Coaches should coach.  That means your managers of people have to be the experts of good vs. great related to the people/job combinations they…
  • Do College Athletes Make Better Hires?

    Kris Dunn
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:42 am
    Some people love to hire jocks.  Is that a viable hiring strategy? I'm up over at Fistful of Talent today trying to answer this very question.  Bottom line - you can't generalize and there are lots of great hires who come from non-athletic backgrounds.  But, if I was asked to put together a hiring strategy centered around college athletes, here's where I'd look: 1.   If the jock in question wasn’t that good, but they had to work their #$$ off in order to compete and survive in the sport in question, they’re not a Ken/Barbie, and they have the three attributes…
  • RULE #1 For the New World HR Pro: You Gotta Ask...

    Kris Dunn
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    I'm on record as saying that HR pros can learn a lot from Sales Pros. At the top of the list is learning to negotiate.  Of all the negotiation skills available, the most valuable one is the first-strike position, or more to the point, simply asking for what you want.  Check out the example given by a VC I love to read, then I'll give you three scenarios you can force yourself or your team into to practice the skill. Because if you get over your fear, you quickly learn that no one dies when you ask.  Most people actually want to give you what you ask for, mainly because they get…
  • HR CAPITALIST JOB OF THE MONTH: HR Business Partner (Fortune 500, Charlotte)

    Kris Dunn
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:54 am
    Backstory - Hey Kids - Working to find a great Fortune 500 company multiple HR Business Partners in Charlotte, NC.  Great HR leadership, and you'll be working directly with line of business leaders to solve their people pain/issues.  This is the equivalent of a solid HR Director position in most Fortune 500s, due to the size and title structure my client operates under, the title will be HR Business Partner.  You know the deal - ping me if you are interested by applying here (click the link to apply), then drop me a note to tell me you've applied.  Forward at will to those you…
  • One Thing We Should Interview More For: EMPATHY

    Kris Dunn
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:50 am
    Because it's hard.  You've got a career, a family, outside interests, etc. And as an employer, we want you to have all those things.  The thing is, others have those things as well. When you step back to look at what the average working professional does, it's incredibly hard.  Nothing usually comes with ease.   Which brings me to the reason interviewing for empathy is so important - Are you someone that's mature enough to understand that, or are you the first to brutally bitch and criticize rather than slow down and understand what it's like to walk in someone…
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    HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review » Gary Hamel

  • The Core Incompetencies of the Corporation

    Gary Hamel
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    Large organizations of all types suffer from an assortment of congenital disabilities that no amount of incremental therapy can cure. First, they are inertial. They are frequently caught out by the future and seldom change in the absence of a crisis. Deep change, when it happens, is belated and convulsive, and typically requires an overhaul of the leadership team. Absent the bloodshed, the dynamics of change in the world’s largest companies aren’t much different from what one sees in a poorly-governed, authoritarian regime – and for the same reason: there are few, if any, mechanisms…
  • 25 Stretch Goals for Management

    Gary Hamel
    3 Feb 2009 | 2:00 pm
    Preview Gary Hamel’s February 2009 article in the Harvard Business Review, Moon Shots for Management. In May 2008, a group of renowned scholars and business leaders gathered in Half Moon Bay, California, with a simple goal: to lay out an agenda for reinventing management in the 21st century. The two-day event, organized by the Management Lab with support from McKinsey & Company, brought together veteran management experts such as CK Prahalad, Henry Mintzberg, and Peter Senge; distinguished social commentators including Kevin Kelly, James Surowiecki and Shoshana Zuboff; and a number…
  • Help Reinvent Management for the 21st Century

    Gary Hamel
    20 May 2008 | 3:25 am
    The first rule of blog-writing is this: keep it current. So apologies. I haven’t posted anything in a few months because I’ve been working flat out to pull together a conference that will focus on the challenge of inventing the future of management. This invitation-only event will take place in Half Moon Bay, California on the 29th and 30th of May, and the attendees will include . . . Academic heavyweight like Henry Mintzberg (McGill), Peter Senge, (MIT) Chris Argyris (Harvard), C.K. Prahalad (Michigan), Tom Malone (MIT), Jeffery Pfeffer (Stanford), and Linda Hill (Harvard). Big thinkers…
  • Innovation Hacker

    Gary Hamel
    4 Jan 2008 | 5:42 am
    There isn’t a sport on the planet that delivers less adrenaline per unit of time than golf. For years, that simple fact kept me off the links. When compared to hurling myself down a black diamond ski run or diving on a wreck, the idea of spending the better part of a day struggling to propel a small round object toward a pint-sized hole, with a device ill-suited to the task, seemed to me both pointless and effete.
  • What Is Management’s Moonshot?

    Gary Hamel
    7 Dec 2007 | 7:21 am
    I don’t read People magazine. It’s not that I’m disinterested in the lives and loves of Paris, Owen, Katie, Tom, Julia, Zac, Nicole, Keith, Jen, Ben, and all the other estimable icons of 21st century haut culture; rather, it’s that I seldom have the time. Friends and colleagues expect me to read the business press, and mostly I do. I am seldom asked, however, to render an opinion on Britney’s over-exposed anatomy or Lindsay’s latest run-in with the law. Nevertheless, the other day I found myself in the gym with 15 minutes of workout remaining and no unread pages left in my…
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    Evil HR Lady

  • Prepare for All Your Meetings in 5 Minutes or Less With Charlie

    Evil HR Lady
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:20 am
    Before you go on a sales call, or to a job interview, or conduct a job interview, do you Google the person you’ll be meeting? If you have time, of course you do. If you don’t have time, you don’t, which can leave you unprepared for that meeting. Enter Charlie. Charlie is a personal assistant that does the searching for you and sends you a report on everyone you’ll be meeting with today. “It’s there to make you walk into every meeting prepared,” says Charlie App CEO and founder Aaron Frazin. He claims that it saves an average of 57 Google searches for…
  • My boss makes sexist, racist, homophobic comments during company meetings

    Evil HR Lady
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:41 am
    Dear Evil HR Lady, I recently openly criticized the “head honcho” of my company. Amongst 3 or 4 co-workers, I let it be known that that I was growing tired of the consistent homophobic, sexist and racist remarks that the boss makes during company meetings. Of course, my comments made their way back to the boss. A few days later, I went and had a very honest, forthright and civil discussion with him. I stood by my statement, but assured him that I had no intention of going to HR with these concerns. At this point, I concluded that everything was back to normal. I was wrong. After 2…
  • Lots of People Are Happy and Rich. Here’s How to Be One of Them

    Evil HR Lady
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:19 am
    Do you want to be happy? Truly happy? And what about rich? If you want to be happy and rich, stop looking at what you don’t have and start looking at what you do have. Last week, my Inc colleague, Jeff Haden, wrote an article titled: It Seems No One Is Actually Rich. Or Happy. I Looked. His experiences didn’t coincide with my experiences and my friends, so I asked my friends. They responded: Eric wrote: “I’m happy. And on days when “it’s a bummer”, I punch myself in the face (usually figuratively) and get over it.” To keep reading, click here:…
  • Your Employee Is Under Ebola Quarantine. Now What?

    Evil HR Lady
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:18 am
    Let’s say you’re an employer in New York or New Jersey and one of your employees has been exposed to Ebola and is under mandatory quarantine. What are your obligations to the employee? And, frankly, what is your obligation to your remaining staff? Think calmly. Before you have a freak out and start mandating all sorts of rules and thinking about firing this person because you never, ever want to be near him again, remember that the flu kills a lot more people than Ebola has and 90 percent of us come to work when sick. As many as 49,000 people die each year from the flu, in the…
  • 2 Halloween Posts

    Evil HR Lady
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:30 am
    5 Tips For Your Office Halloween Party Halloween is the greatest holiday. There are no obligations to go visit Grandma, or humor your mother by silently listening to Uncle Hank’s slightly offensive stories. You don’t have to make a fancy meal. You get to dress up in a costume and eat candy. And even if you don’t like costumes, you can still eat candy. Could there be a better holiday? Well, not everyone loves Halloween like I do, which means that before you throw that office Halloween party you need to think about a few things. And, even more unfortunately, some people who…
 
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    CAREERBRIGHT

  • Finding In-house Legal Jobs [Infographic]

    Shweta Khare
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:08 pm
    According to BLS.gov: “Employment of paralegals and legal assistants is projected to grow 17 percent from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. This occupation attracts many applicants, and competition for jobs will be strong. Experienced, formally trained paralegals with strong computer and database management skills should have the best job prospects.” Finding in-house legal jobs is not as hard as many may believe. With the right skills and most of all presenting your skills in the best possible way is the key to demonstrating your expertise and passion in…
  • Career Advice: How To Make Yourself Indispensable

    Shweta Khare
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    In the current economic climate, people are always fighting for job roles. When jobs are scarce, you need to ensure that you can hold onto your role no matter what happens. Becoming lazy or complacent in a role won’t cut it. Right now, bosses have the luxury of choosing their staff from a huge pool of talent. That means that if you are not up to the job, your boss can find somebody who is. So that you can have the job security that you need, you should make yourself indispensable. Here are some easy ways you can do just that.   Make your boss’ job easier Remember, your boss is a…
  • How to Lead Like it Matters

    Shweta Khare
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Roxi Bahar Hewertson cites 4 ways managers, executives and CEOs can create a positive ‘ripple effect’ and make a real difference in their quest for success Whether you’re a manager, executive, or CEO, your leadership style matters. Whether you’re running a large global firm, a small project team or an entrepreneurial venture, it’s the way you communicate and connect to other people that can, and will, make or break your success. The key lies with making each and every connection count—to develop and leverage your skills and play on your strengths—in order to lead like it…
  • Resume Tips for an Accountant Position

    Shweta Khare
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Accounting assistants are workers who are in charge of accounting in a company or business. They perform tasks such as inventory, bank movements, taxes, portfolio management, expense reports and receipts, etc. If you are an accounting assistant and are looking for a job, create a profile where you can display your most important skills. This article will give you some examples to guide you to streamline your resume and prepare you for some relevant interview questions as you search for jobs as an accounting assistant.   Introduce with relevant experience The first thing a recruiter or…
  • Applying for a Job Online? Everybody Else is as well. Here are 5 Secrets to Stand Out in Online Job Applications

    Shweta Khare
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    These days, the internet possesses a major role in every company not only as a means of communicating between different branches all over a country or even the globe but also in expediting certain processes including human resource functions. These days, almost every aspect of the business operations can be integrated in one system and there are certainly several companies who are exploring the idea of using a cloud HR system. So much for innovations and other more intricate functions, human resource functions have already become more convenient when online applications became a norm. While…
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    Michael Lee Stallard

  • To Connect, Learn Team Strengths and Vulnerabilities

    Michael Lee Stallard
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:10 pm
    #56 Know Your Team’s Strengths and Vulnerabilities – Have your direct reports take tests that identify their individual temperaments and strengths (e.g. Myers Briggs Personality Type, Gallup StrengthsFinder, VIA Inventory of Strengths, etc.). In E Pluribus Partners’ work with teams, we often have team members take several tests and share the results with their teammates. We assess the team to determine its collective strengths and vulnerabilities in light of the work they are responsible for completing. You should do the same. For the greatest impact, hire an outside facilitator to…
  • How to Keep Remote Employees Enthused, Energized and Engaged

    Michael Lee Stallard
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    By Michael Lee Stallard and Colton Perry. As seen on SmartBlog on Leadership.  A 49-year-old father of two hits his alarm clock at 6:30 a.m., starts a pot of coffee and prepares for his daily commute. For the past three years, Bill Lewis has worked for a large company based in the heart of New York City; even though his home in Texas is nearly 2,000 miles from the office, Bill’s daily commute only takes him a few steps. Along with a rapidly growing percent of America’s workforce, Bill Lewis is a telecommuter, a remote employee. He completes his daily assignments from his front porch,…
  • Help Your Direct Reports Create Personal Development Plans

    Michael Lee Stallard
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    #55 Create Personal Development Plans – People are more engaged when they are striving and progressing toward goals. Work with your direct reports to create personal development plans. Help them discover wise goals to advance their careers. Put disciplines in place to help them achieve these goals. Doing so will boost their effectiveness and their connection to you. This is the fifty-fifth 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…
  • How to Become Indispensable to Your Clients

    Michael Lee Stallard
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
                  What makes you indispensable to a client? So indispensable that she treats you as a valued partner and pays you well for a sustained period of time? The obvious answer is to have clearly demonstrable expertise in areas she values. This alone will open doors and close deals for you. It won’t ensure long-term loyalty, however. To become truly indispensable requires a human connection that nurtures trust. Integral to this type of connection is Shared Identity, Shared Empathy and Shared Understanding.  Three Essential Elements for Connection…
  • Connect Through Team Activities

    Michael Lee Stallard
    12 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
                  #54 Take Time for Team Activities – Consider activities that you can do together as a team.  Pixar Animation has Pixar University to help create connection among employees.  Each employee has the option to attend up to four hours of classes each week.  The university offers more than 90 classes from filmmaking to drawing.  The motto on Pixar University’s crest is a Latin phrase meaning “alone no longer.” Zappos gives its managers a budget for team-building activities. Team activities done away from work help people to truly focus on…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • On demergers -quoted in the Business Standard @bsindia

    Gautam Ghosh
    29 Oct 2014 | 1:38 am
    The folks at Business Standard did a story on demergers and asked me for an opinion on how organizations could do it better, some excerpts:According to independent HR consultant Gautam Ghosh, "A corporate spin-off is not necessarily bad news for employees. The problem is that many organisations do not communicate a demerger strategy to their employees proactively. In fact, in my experience, even some MNCs, known otherwise for their professional management practices, fail to share a clear roadmap with their country or regional offices making the whole process painful and fraught with risks."…
  • Some Twitter conversations on Social Media, Job Hunting and HR

    Gautam Ghosh
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    Today was an interesting day - I was invited by Tech Mahindra to be a guest on their #TechMChat on Social HR. Just an hour to go for #TechMChat with @GautamGhosh & @SucharitaPalepu sharing their thoughts about Social HR pic.twitter.com/ISsdpricJb— Tech Mahindra (@tech_mahindra) October 17, 2014 So here are some thoughts I shared and the questions I answered A1 @tech_mahindra Social Media can amplify the positive experiences of employee advocates #TechMChat— Gautam Ghosh (@GautamGhosh) October 17, 2014 Internal social media helps is social recognition and learning &…
  • Looking for my next gig

    Gautam Ghosh
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:23 am
    So after one and a half years with Philips in two roles I am ready for the next challenge. What can I do?I can help HR teams leverage social technologies for employer branding, social recruiting, social recognition, internal communications and social learningI can help HR technology vendors craft their marketing strategy, find partners and get to the right decision makersI can connect vendors and clients to influencers in the media and social media world to make an impactInterested in what I can offer? Email me at gautam dot ghosh at gmail dot com If you want to talk to me about a story…
  • Twitter and Blogging for Learning & Development Leaders

    Gautam Ghosh
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    Last week I was invited to present to a group of global learning leaders of a BPO/KPO firm on my Twitter and Blogging journey.This is the presentation I made.Looking forward to your feedback Social media for learning leaders from Gautam Ghosh If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Indian HR is ready for the Tech Revolution - thoughts from #TechHR14

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

  • Interacting with Social Influencers Creates Awareness for Your Brand

    Susan Gilbert
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Trust is the most important factor when forging new business relationships online. Having the right connections for your personal brand is a start, but it’s how you nurture those relationships that counts so that people know and trust you. How can your brand interact with influencers in a successful way? Through individual attention and conversation. It’s good to know exactly what works and what doesn’t, especially when it comes to social media. As a personal brand builds meaningful connections social measurement services like Klout and Kred are taking notice. This also affects your…
  • Prepare Yourself to Ask Better Phase Two Questions

    Jeff Shuey
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    If you have ever watched the White House briefings you may have noticed the reporters always have a follow on question at the ready. Of course this is to be expected as they are professionals in the reporting business. You should take a page from their playbook and also be ready with that follow on question. But first it is critical that you think hard about your first question. By doing so you will be able to prepare yourself to deliver the Phase Two second question. Phase One is important. That’s the first question. Phase Two is (perhaps) more important. You should be ready for the…
  • For Personal Brands, It’s Self above Service

    Maria Elena Duron
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Service listings that is. Personal branding strategy to increase word of mouth Let me tell you the tale of the financial planner….. Hi, I’m Maria Elena and I’m a financial planner.  I provide 401Ks, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, SEPS, IRAs, I can help you with college planning and take care of all your financial needs.  I work with only the best providers and I have all the services to take care of your financial needs…(yawn! are you asleep yet?!  Have you made out your grocery list already during this time?!)  Does that kind of introduction motivate & inspire you to action? …
  • How You Answer This ‘Warm-up’ Question May Leave You ‘Out-in-the-Cold’

    Skip Freeman
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    At the beginning of virtually any job interview you will undoubtedly be asked what are commonly referred to as “warm-up” questions. For example, you might be asked, “Tell me why you think you might be the person for this job?” Or perhaps one like this: “Describe for me what you do in your current job.” But you can almost be absolutely guaranteed to be asked this one: “Tell me about yourself.” While most job candidates have little if any difficulty answering the first two example questions, a surprising number of candidates seem to entirely miss the point when answering the…
  • 10 Common Personal Branding Mistakes to Avoid

    Brian Horn
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    For many people, especially creative types and those involved in business, building a personal brand is one of the most important steps towards success. This is also something that is never “finished.” Building a personal brand is on ongoing project that can easily eat into your work time—if you let it. However, it is possible to build your brand without letting the process consume you. It just takes organization and self-control. No matter how much effort you put into building your brand, certain mistakes can make the process less successful. No matter what stage you are in the brand…
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    Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch

  • Video: Always look for the “next, best job” from Career Compass: Finding Your Career North

    Douglas E. Welch
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    A short clip from this longer presentation Watch this entire presentation Enjoy this clip and presentation? Consider a donation via PayPal to support further career talks, videos, podcasts and clips.      You will be in situations in your life. I have been in situations in my life where you are truly desperate. Where you are desperate for something. That is the time you take a job like that. If you are not in desperate and dire straits, I consul you, please, look for the next, best, job. It is out there. It is out there and the more work you have on here in the Compass the more you will be…
  • Video: It’s Ok to say No! from “Transition as the New Normal” with Douglas E. Welch

    Douglas E. Welch
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:28 pm
    A short clip from this longer presentation Watch this entire presentation   Enjoy this clip and presentation? Consider a donation via PayPal to support further career talks, videos, podcasts and clips.    Transcript: You have to engage with transition. You can’t ignore it and yet, you have to manage transitions, too. It’s Ok to say no. It is and I want to really  reinforce that with you. When faced with a transition that goes counter to what you want to accomplish in your life, your career, your relationship, whatever, you not only have the right to say no, you have the…
  • Video: Wanting — and wanting to believe — too much from “What is success and why you might have it already?

    Douglas E. Welch
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:51 am
    Wanting — and wanting to believe — too much from “What is success and why you might have it already? A short clip from this longer presentation Watch this entire presentation   Enjoy this clip and presentation? Consider a donation via PayPal to support further career talks, videos, podcasts and clips.    Transcript: Some people get caught in the position of — they really, really want those things and they can’t have them and it really tears them up. I’ma little lucky on that regard. I don’t really care that much. But you can find people —…
  • Video: What is a “desire”? from “It’s Your Career, After All” with Douglas E. Welch

    Douglas E. Welch
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    A short clip from this longer presentation Watch this entire presentation Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more career content   Enjoy this clip and presentation? Consider a donation via PayPal to support further career talks, videos, podcasts and clips.    Transcript: It is that very internal thing to, the desire is something that –well, I’ll give my own example. I love presenting to people. I love sharing what I know. I love teaching people. I’ve heard the word passion about it. That is something that drives me. You get what’s called a “teacher’s…
  • Noted: Don’t Compare Your Beginning to Someone Else’s Middle via Lifehacker

    Douglas E. Welch
    26 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Don’t Compare Your Beginning to Someone Else’s Middle via Lifehacker When you’re jumping into a new project or endeavor, it’s natural to look to those who know what they’re doing in order to learn from them. That’s great, but as the blog Life Without Pants points out, it’s important to remember not to compare yourself to those who have been doing something for longer than you.  Read more “Noted” items are particularly good finds from my daily reading which I share via all my social media accounts. Find more Noted/Shared Items here Noted:…
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    JobMob

  • All The Internships You Need In Israel For 2015

    Jacob Share
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Which internship or fellowship is best for you this year? Winter, summer, year-round, paid, free, it’s all here. And if you know of something that isn’t, tell us in the comments, ok? Winter 2015 internships Europ Network – sales and marketing internship (minimum 2 months) and an e-business internship (minimum 3 months). Israel-Asia Center Job Openings – The Israel-Asia Center is currently seeking intern candidates for a number of positions. Although the dates listed begin in 2014, they’ve confirmed that there are still openings and will be more moving forward.
  • From Your Comments: Round 2 Voting For The New JobMob Logo

    Jacob Share
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    Now which is your favorite? In Round 1 of the voting, Concept 1 came out strongly with the win, gaining 66% of the vote. That was actually its lowest showing, after initially trending over 80%. With your many email and blog comments in hand, the guys over at Emske have returned with some followup variations. Below are 3 new takes in addition to the Round 1 Winner. Browse them all and then vote in the poll at the bottom, just like last time. And also just like last time – send in your helpful suggestions and detailed feedback, or just a quick reaction. You can see we’re listening…
  • 35 Resume Filenames Recruiters Won’t Respond To

    Jacob Share
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    What if you’re accidentally aiming for the resume black hole? This article is brought to you by The Introvert Whisperer: The 5 Common Ways Introverts Commit Career Self-Sabotage and How to Avoid Them: Unique and expert career advice in 5 powerful videos created especially for Ambitious Introverts. As much as you might want to think otherwise, recruiters are people like you and me. They get too much email to read it all, they have anti-spam filters in their inboxes and they misplace downloaded files too. So if your emailed resume or CV has a filename that’s unclear at best or…
  • Top 200 Job Search & Recruitment Facebook Pages of 2014

    Jacob Share
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The most popular spots for job seekers on Facebook right now. How to use this list Each row shows how many people like that page and mentions languages used there besides English The description was taken directly from the Facebook page itself A country flag shows which country that page is aimed at while the globe icon () is for pages with international scope Share this list on Facebook! (And don’t forget to Like the JobMob Facebook Page). Where most job seekers hang out on Facebook 200. State Farm Careers – 18,232 people like this – Join an industry leader as a State Farm…
  • Vote For The New JobMob Logo & Branding

    Jacob Share
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:42 am
    Which is your favorite? Well over 7 years since JobMob was created and it still has the same logo and branding. Time for a refresh! The guys over at Emske have begun working on some new logo ideas and I’d love to hear what you think. Below are the 3 concepts they’ve imagined so far, each one accompanied with a short description. Browse them all and then vote in the poll at the bottom. If you have any suggestions, feedback or would just like to explain your choice to me and Emske’s designers, that would be great! Leave a comment for that. Concept 1 Description In this logo…
 
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    Bigg Success

  • The Problem with Network Marketing on LinkedIn

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Network marketing on LinkedIn needs finesse – much like any networking or marketing done anywhere for that matter! Click PLAY to hear George & Mary-Lynn discuss this on The BIGG Success... [click to read more]
  • Career Advancement: The Simplest Way to Fast-Track Your Career

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Career advancement can be simple! You only have to do two things. Click play to hear George & Mary-Lynn share what they are on The BIGG Success Show Podcast. Career advancement can prove... [click to read more]
  • What Makes You Unique

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

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

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

  • Current Searches as of October 15, 2014

    Harry Joiner
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:57 pm
    EcommerceRecruiter.com is the leading executive search firm serving the Shop.org, Ad:Tech, and IR-500 communities. To get an email that will deliver our hottest ecommerce jobs the minute they're posted, click here. And while you're at it, please join our 58,125-member LinkedIn group, Ecommerce Experts To add your resume to our confidential database, click here. Featured Listings NEW - GM of Ecommerce (Los Angeles, CA) - Full write-up NEW - SEO Manager (Los Angeles, CA) - Full write-up NEW - Ecommerce Marketing Manager (Salt Lake City, UT) - Full write-up NEW - Manager Digital + Cust Exper…
  • ACCESS DENIED: "Here's Why You're Not Getting That Plum Marketing Job."

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

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

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

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

  • I Know, It’s Only Rock ’n Roll But I Like It

    billiesucher
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Watching a segment on 60 Minutes with Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters prompted me to write this blog post. As I watched the story, I heard myself shouting “yes, yes, yes!” when he was talking about doing something you...
  • My Friends All Drive Porsches, I Must Make Amends

    billiesucher
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Someone who knows me well recently gave me a super-special gift. And no, it wasn’t flowers, it wasn’t a box of chocolates, it wasn’t a top-selling career book or a fine pen or fancy paper – nothing of the sort....
  • Is Your Job Search As Cool As a Caterpillar?

    billiesucher
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    After work last week, I went outside to do some Fall cleanup. In the garage, I noticed a caterpillar which I named HimHer. HimHer was bookin’ it – definitely on cruise. I wondered “Where are you going so fast, HimHer...
  • A Saying That Doesn't Make Much Sense for Today's Job Seeker

    billiesucher
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    Surely you have heard the old saying “what you don’t know won’t hurt you.” Surely, you don’t believe that if you are looking for a job, or do you? Some things you might not know as it pertains to career...
  • Wonder What the Hiring Manager Looks Like?

    billiesucher
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Do you have an interview coming up in the next few days? Have you been invited to meet the Hiring Manager for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Did HR arrange the meeting and you have no clue what the person who...
 
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    The Chief Happiness Officer Blog

  • Positive thinking doesn’t work (and makes us unhappy)

    Alexander Kjerulf
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:39 am
    I recently wrote an article called 5 Ways Positive Thinking Makes Us Miserable At Work. Among other things I argue that faking happiness and positivity is stressful and contributes to quelling dissent and problem-solving. And now I can add a 6th reason: positive thinking doesn’t work. From the article: …across dozens of peer-reviewed studies examining the effects of positive visions of the future on people pursuing various kinds of wishes — from health-related, such as losing weight, quitting smoking, or recovering quickly from surgery, to the improvement of professional or…
  • Hire great people and pay them fairly

    Alexander Kjerulf
    27 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    Container Store CEO Kip Tindell explains why his retail staff are paid significantly higher wages than what’s typical for the industry:
  • CHO Academy is happening. Tell us how.

    Alexander Kjerulf
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:08 am
    As we previously announced, we’re creating a training program for other potential Chief Happiness Officers. Just to recap: It will be a 4 or 5-day training some time in the first half of 2015. Possibly in Copenhagen (where we are), possibly in London or New York. Space will be limited to approx. 25 people. We’re still working on pricing and exact timing. The academy is for: Consultants/speakers who want to build a business creating happier workplaces. Managers and HR people who want to become internal CHOs inside their organization. But we have some questions…
  • Announcing a new newsletter: Leading With Happiness

    Alexander Kjerulf
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:31 am
    Next week we’re launching a new free newsletter. Our original newsletter is for everyone and has 3,500 people who get tips ideas and ideas on how to become happier at work. Our brand new newsletter is called “Leading With Happiness” and is for any leader or HR professional who wants inspiration and tools to create a happier and more productive workplace. Sign up right here: Subscribe to “Leading With Happiness” My Email Address is My First Name is My Last Name is And My Title is
  • Friday Woohoo: Ron Swanson on coworkers

    Alexander Kjerulf
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:32 am
    Parks and Recreation is a funny show and this clip of Ron Swanson talking about his coworkers is hilarious:
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    Six Degrees from Dave

  • 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…
  • In Remembrance of a Life Lived Sweetly: Meet Marie Journey, Sourcing Enthusiast – “Listening Within A Constant Sea of Voices & Heard” RIP

    Dave Mendoza
    12 Jun 2014 | 9:47 am
    In remembrance …. We mourn the passing of the sourcing community’s beloved Marie Journey. Recruitfest 2009 Strategy to Reality – Marie… by JourneyInTheNow Marie Quotables: “A Sourcer brings much more than the ability to rattle off a complex Boolean string, a database of names, or niche product knowledge – A Sourcer is often the front line and first representation of a company. A Sourcer knows OFCCP inside and out. A Sourcer uses the finest tools at hand to create a talent pool. There are endless other examples of value that a Sourcer brings. We organize and use…
  • THE NAUGHTY “CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE” LIST – Secret Shopper Phenomenon Expose

    Dave Mendoza
    17 May 2014 | 12:39 pm
    THE NAUGHTY “CANDIDATE EXPERIENCE” LIST – When recruiters delete recruiter CV’s without opening them you have a problem at your org: “In an industry as tightly-knit of familiar faces – what does it say when recruiters, Talent Managers, etc delete fellow corporate TA emails to be considered without being opened? It says horrible things about a vocation we believe to be principled in asserting candidate centric relationships. You may have done it yourself and not thought it would be noticed. Technology solved that dirty laundry from being hidden years ago.
  • Ten Critical Considerations Towards Establishing A Successful Talent Mapping Strategy

    Dave Mendoza
    8 Dec 2013 | 10:42 pm
    In the course of my research, formulating a successful talent mapping strategy requires ten considerations to ensure successful execution on behalf of a corporate talent acquisition organization: 1. What universities and trade schools do competitors invest resources in? 2. What are the most common, identifiable patterns that reflect sources of hire among key competitors? 3. Who do they hire from, and are there commonalities evident within job title descriptions? 4. What product verticals align most appropriately to corporate offerings, and are the skillsets involved consistent? 5. What…
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    Lindsey Pollak Career Blog

  • How to Give Effective Feedback — And Why You Need to Do So More Often

    Lindsey Pollak
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    One of the things Millennials thrive on in the workplace is feedback — and lots of it. They like to know where they stand and what their managers think about their performance and progress. But providing feedback can sometimes be difficult and may not be a manager’s top priority. Still, it’s essential to learn to […] The post How to Give Effective Feedback — And Why You Need to Do So More Often appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • It’s Time to Become the Boss: Individual Contributor vs. Leader

    Lindsey Pollak
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:38 am
    In writing my new book, Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders, I found that one of the biggest mistakes new leaders make is assuming the skills that got them promoted will be the ones they use in their new management roles. They aren’t. Being great at something doesn’t guarantee that […] The post It’s Time to Become the Boss: Individual Contributor vs. Leader appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • How to Build Millennial-Friendly Workplaces Where All Your Employees Will Thrive

    Lindsey Pollak
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Having the freedom to be creative at work is one of the most important things Millennials want from their employers — and it’s a perk that can pay off for every employee. Building a culture of creativity means taking risks, but it can mean innovation and happier employees as well. This week, I’ve collected articles […] The post How to Build Millennial-Friendly Workplaces Where All Your Employees Will Thrive appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • Becoming the Boss: Don’t Let FOMO Make You Miss Out on Leadership

    Lindsey Pollak
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    As I wrote last month, the third step to becoming the boss is to last as a leader, continuing to grow and thrive throughout your career even when times get tough. Leadership is a marathon, not a sprint — and like marathoners, leaders need to commit if they hope to succeed. One way Millennials differ […] The post Becoming the Boss: Don’t Let FOMO Make You Miss Out on Leadership appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • How to Recruit and Engage Millennials

    Lindsey Pollak
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Organizations in both the public and private sectors are trying a variety of tactics to recruit, engage and retain Millennial employees. And what they’re finding is that it’s not all about flashy perks. Employers that are interested in hanging on to these dynamic and creative employees need to understand that Millennials are looking for flexibility […] The post How to Recruit and Engage Millennials appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
 
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    HR Daily Advisor

  • Combating Bullying in the Workplace

    Bridget Miller
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    When we hear the word “bullying” we often think of school playgrounds, but bullying often continues to be a problem in adulthood—and even in the workplace. In fact, it can become a form of harassment when done in a discriminatory way. Bullying can show up at work in many forms, including intimidation, threats, exclusion, sabotage of work, setting unreasonable demands, and hostile or mocking comments or actions. Unfortunately, these actions do not always get the attention that harassment gets because they are not always directed at a protected class or based on another discriminatory…
  • Vehicles Drive Wacky Worker Excuses for Bad Behavior

    Elaine Quayle
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Vehicles are driving some wacky workers’ comp stories that resulted in fraud charges for a car driver and a bike rider. In Washington State, a man who didn’t just ride bikes but raced them in competition, said he was hurt at work lifting a heavy box and was unable to perform his duties as a groundskeeper due to a knee injury. He was awarded benefits and had received in replacement wages $14,000 over 20 months. Based on an anonymous tip, an inspector for the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) saw him at two off-road dirt bike races—and also saw the Facebook…
  • Smile! You’re on Workers’ Comp Camera, and We Saw What You Did!

    Melissa Blazejak
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Workers’ compensation stories never get old; and in Ohio, they seem to have a lot of stories related to workers’ comp fraud! In May of 2014, there were 14 people who were convicted of workers’ comp fraud! These convictions were the result of investigations conducted by the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation’s (BWC) Special Investigations Department (SID), which works to deter, detect, investigate, and prosecute workers’ compensation fraud. Here are some very strange, but true, stories about Ohio workers’ comp fraud! A Cleveland man was placed on probation and sentenced to 80 hours…
  • Tech Takeover of HR? Playbook on HRIS

    Stephen Bruce, PhD, PHR
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:40 am
    No secret, technologies are having a tremendous impact on HR. For some guidance on this trend, we turned to BLR’s recently-published HR Playbook: HR’s Game Plan for the Future. How Is HR Using HRIS? In a recent BLR® survey, we asked HR professionals who currently use a Human Resources Information System (HRIS) in their workplaces which tasks they perform via the HRIS. Data reporting was the top result, with 78% of surveyed HRIS users noting that they use their system to generate reports of strategic and demographic employee data. Unsurprisingly, payroll management was also a top…
  • Overwhelming Overtime—‘Bionic Nurse’ Amasses Massive OT for Working 163 Days Straight

    Elaine Quayle
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    People in the Empire State are wondering how an employee amassed $630,000 of overtime in less than 5 years—no, that is not a typo! And many are wondering how she could work 163 days straight! The Westchester County Journal News broke the story of a prison nurse with a base salary of $58,000 per year who racked up the overtime on overnight night shifts of 16.5 hours, including working for 6 months straight without taking a day off! Is it a case of incredible stamina? Or is it questionable scheduling practices (not only did she work approximately 90 percent of available work hours, but she…
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    Work Happy Now

  • How to Figure Out if You Need a Career Change

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    * This post was first published to the Work Happy Now community via email. I worked in the financial industry for seven years, and I hated talking about how to increase our checking account sign-ups. It just wasn’t fun. . I knew for at least three years that I needed to get out of the industry, but never did anything about it except make it known that I wasn’t happy. I complained way too much. I made myself miserable. I stopped trying to grow my career. I was laid off in 2011 and the hard decision was made for me. I was forced to figure out my next move. I recently watched an interview…
  • Why Is Purpose so Important to Your Happiness?

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:45 am
    I recently read an article that said, don’t follow your passions. What? I almost passed out. That’s stuff from the 1950’s. Ignore how you feel and just do the work. You can just be happy after you retire. How well has that worked for people over the last 80 years? Just look at the people in your community who enjoy their careers. They enjoy their work because they care about the results. How often have you tried to do something you thought would be fun, but it ended up feeling like drudgery? I had a friend who was a really good writer. He hit some literary success, but he hated it. He…
  • 5 Games for Your Brain to Make Your Work More Fun

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    Your career success is based on how much fun you have in your work. Look at the projects that you are most proud of. Most likely you enjoyed the work itself as well as the results. You were able to find the best mindset for the tasks you needed to do in order to complete your project. And you had an emotional connection to your work. It’s this connection that needs to happen naturally or you need to manufacture in order to maximize your career success. I’m currently putting the finishing touches on a project I call Unlock Your Career Happiness. I want to help you bring more energy to your…
  • Do You Have a Job or a Career?

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:16 pm
    It’s a simple question that most of my coaching clients get as soon as I ask it. Most of the time, they answer right away. The subtle difference between a job and a career is that a job is something you do for the money, and a career is work you do because you care about the results. A career helps you become a better person and help people you care about. For most of my life, I was stuck in a job. This changed in 2011 when I was laid off. “You can fail at something you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance doing what you love.” – Jim Carrey I know no career is perfect.
  • 101 Tips to Make Work More Fun

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:22 am
    Too often we forget this simple rule: Fun is a necessary part of life. When work is fun, you are doing great work and, you don’t dread work, you look forward to it. You look forward to laughing, sharing, and growing. Now that’s motivating! So let’s look at a lot of different ways to make your work more fun. Blast your favorite song. (Put on your headphones first if you need to be considerate of others.) Make a game out of doing a tedious task. (Make it a race against the clock or someone else, or the fewest mistakes and the winner gets a free lunch.) Find one super small reason to be…
 
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    The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss » Blog

  • The Unusual Books That Shaped Billionaires, Mega-Bestselling Authors, and Other Prodigies

    petewilliamspreneurgroup
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:02 am
    Who are the mentors to billionaires, chess prodigies, rockstars, and mega-bestselling authors?  Who teaches them to do what they do? To achieve the success they achieve? Oftentimes…it’s books. On The Tim Ferriss Show (iTunes, SoundCloud), I dissect world-class performers to find the tools and tricks you can use.  Here’s a full list of guests.  One of the questions I always ask is: “What book have you gifted most often to others, and why?”   Below is a list of answers from people like billionaire investor Peter Thiel, Tony Robbins, Pixar co-founder Ed…
  • Andrew Zimmern on Simple Cooking Tricks, Developing TV, and Addiction

    Ian Robinson
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:13 pm
    “Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you.” – Andrew Zimmern Andrew Zimmern is a world-class chef, television host and producer, writer, and — at the end of the day — teacher. You’ve probably seen his shows Bizarre Foods or Dining with Death. In 2010 and 2013 he was awarded the James Beard Foundation Award, which annually presents awards for excellence in cuisine, culinary writing, and culinary television. But many people don’t know the earlier chapters in his life.
  • Is Beet Juice Really a Performance-Enhancing “Drug”? Digging In…

    markmcc
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:03 pm
    (Photo: Foodthinkers) The following is a guest post by Mark McClusky, the editor of Wired.com and founding editor of Wired Playbook. Previously, he was a reporter at Sports Illustrated and a member of the baseball analytics collective, Baseball Prospectus. Can “juicing” for performance enhancement sometimes involve juice alone?  Beet juice, spinach, celery, or chard, perhaps?  In this post, we look at fact versus fiction, dosing, and results you can potentially replicate. I’ve added some thoughts of my own in brackets. In other random news, I’m finally on Instagram!
  • Maria Popova on Writing, Workflow, and Workarounds

    petewilliamspreneurgroup
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    “Why put in the effort to explain why it isn’t a fit, if they haven’t done the homework to determine if it is a fit?” – Maria Popova [1:23:00] Maria Popova has written for amazing outlets like The Atlantic and The New York Times, but I find her most amazing project to be BrainPickings.org. Founded in 2006 as a weekly email to seven friends, BrainPickings now gets more than 5 million readers per month (!). I read very few blogs regularly, but BrainPickings is one of the few that makes the cut.  It’s a treasure trove. BrainPickings is Maria’s one-woman…
  • The $5,000 Secret Santa and Other Goodies

    Tim Ferriss
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    This is a housekeeping post with one time-sensitive update and smaller recommendations. It’s split into two parts: The $5,000 Secret Santa Bite-sized Recommendations: 2 Books, 2 Movies, 2 Tweets, and 2 Songs. The $5,000 Secret Santa The short version: I’ve decided to go crazy and do a one-time-only $5,000 Quarterly box. It’s limited to the first 1,000 people, and it will ship before December 25. For that reason, I’m calling it the “Holiday Mega-Box.” If you’re interested in learning more, please click here. (Note: This is completely separate from the…
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    Hire-Engineers.com

  • Senior Bridge Engineer

    btcareers
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    Buckland & Taylor, with six offices across North America, is a leading bridge engineering consultancy firm with an international reputation for excellence. A world leader in the design, evaluation, rehabilitation and construction engineering of long and medium span bridges, we are a highly successful, growing and expanding organization. To support our high profile North American projects and aggressive growth, we are seeking a Senior Bridge Engineer who is passionate about project management to join our team in Halifax.   Role Summary The incumbent will be a part of a highly…
  • Electrical Engineer II

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

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

    bradley
    6 Dec 2011 | 9:39 pm
    TalentBurst, Inc. require a “Senior Software Engineer” in United States: work. A typical software engineer researches, designs… aerospace, business, scientific and general computing applications. An entry level software engineer… jobs by
  • Systems Security Engineer 3 (Network Consulting Serivce Engineer) (C)

    bradley
    6 Dec 2011 | 9:39 pm
    Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. require a “Systems Security Engineer 3 (Network Consulting Serivce Engineer) (C)” in North Charleston, SC: worldwide with aerospace products and services;… manner. 5. Serve as a resource for junior level engineers transferring knowledge and identifying training… jobs by
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    Epic Living

  • Telling Lies

    Eric
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    A re-post from 2010. I read once that if you want to get comfortable with telling lies to others, you need to get comfortable with telling lies to yourself.  Kind of chilling when you think about it.  But I agree. Now what are these self-lies we tell ourselves?  In my case, during my days in the corporate world, it was performance.  For example, if I hit this number I will get an applause at the weekly staff meeting.  I would sit and find myself perspiring and feeling so much adrenaline at the thought of telling my peers how well my group was doing.  The lie I embraced was that age…
  • The Trade

    Eric
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    As I progress through life, I am more aware of the trade offs each day brings. When I look at my calendar, when I reflect on my thoughts or when I consider a business opportunity. Regardless of the situation, a trade is made in everything. Like you I want to be pleased by what I trade. In my younger days I thought I was made of steel. I still feel really strong. I just now pause and consider my choices more carefully. I’ve found an interesting correlation between feeling like a man of steel and ignoring life’s trade offs; comfort. Comfort is worshipped in many parts of the world.
  • The Ironies of the Office

    Eric
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    //www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XD2kNopsUs The above is a wonderful talk from Jason Fried. He makes numerous points, with suggestions on how to make it better, about the ironies that are found in the office. Can you relate?  
  • Blind Spots

    Eric
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    Arrogance produces blind spots. Think of the farmer here, he/she plants the seed, and in the not so distant future there is a crop. The only difference is blind spots are nearly invisible to the human being possessing arrogance. This is one dangerous game. Often those who are arrogant pride themselves in having much figured out. There’s no room for not being right. To be wrong is to be less than. Each interaction is fueled by this drive, not to mention the deep insecurities that plagues. I am a former member of the above tribe. I endeavor everyday to see things as they really are, even…
  • Some Random Thoughts

    Eric
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    Some random thoughts running through my mind this morning. The clock is ticking for you and I, just like it is for the cancer patient. Make the most of your opportunities. Words we think are as powerful as the words we speak. I think it’s important to consider the trade-offs every decision will bring. Who says the fairy tales/epic tales aren’t true? Where’s the proof? The population must believe they are. Look at some of the highest grossing films of all time. Elitism is dying, but won’t go down without a fight. Are you in the fight. God gives gifts, so we can give…
 
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    The Change Blog

  • The Gift of Struggle

    Dave Arnold
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis When I was in second grade I struggled to keep up with the other kids in school. My teacher tried to help me but had too much on her plate. So she called my mom and told her I was “slow” and that she didn’t have the time to devote to me in class. She went on to tell my mom she thought I might be mentally challenged. Of course my mom protested and told her I was smart and capable just like the other kids. But the truth was, things at home were not good. My parents fought a lot and my dad was…
  • 12 Things I Learned from Wandering the World

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

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

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

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

  • Help - My Team Always Backburners My Priorities!

    Alexandra Levit
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    When you work on a team that must collaborate on competing priorities and yours always seem to be the last to get added the “to do” list (or sprint if you’re doing Agile), how do you advocate/influence the team to give your work/tasks priority over their own? Do you just say, “OK guys, it’s been two months and I still haven’t gotten any support from team member X to finish the Acme project. Are you going to have some cycles next week?” What if they say, “Sorry, still working on the Jones project, maybe next month?” Along with several of my colleagues at the Intuit Fast Track…
  • How to Be Useful Instead of Salesy

    Alexandra Levit
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    When I took the Dale Carnegie class many moons ago, I remember the instructor saying that the worst thing a door-to-door salesperson could do is show up at a prospect’s house and launch into a speech like this: “I want to sell you a new vacuum cleaner. I saw this thing pick up dirt off my floor, and it had the best suction I’ve ever seen. I can give you a great deal on this baby.” I, I, I. This salesperson would be lucky if she didn’t have the door slammed in her face. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again Here’s a cardinal rule of human nature: people don’t care what…
  • 10 Ways to Juice Up Your Job

    Alexandra Levit
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    When it comes to the topic of finding one’s passion, Curt Rosengren is the man with the plan. He’s been blogging on this issue longer than anyone else I know, and here’s what he had to say on Wild About Work: “Far too often when people’s careers start to get a little stale, they do one of two things. They either go into ‘grit your teeth and suck it up’ mode (after all, work IS a four-letter word, right?), or they do a swan dive out of the frying pan into the fire by making a knee-jerk job change, hoping they can leave that boredom and frustration behind.” You…
  • Quality Isn't a Fluff Concept After All

    Alexandra Levit
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    According to a study covered in a recent Harvard Business Review article, companies with highly developed quality cultures spend, on average, $350 million less annually fixing mistakes than companies with poorly developed ones.  The research, which was commissioned by CEB—an advisory firm of more than 60 multinational companies—revealed that employees who ranked their companies in the top-quintile in terms of quality made 46 percent fewer mistakes in their daily work than employees in bottom-quintile companies.  The High Price of Everyday Mistakes In the survey employees…
  • Stamp the Cynicism Out of Your Office Culture

    Alexandra Levit
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    One of my first managers used to say a bad attitude in the workplace is like cholera. Once one person gets it, unfortunately, it spreads like wildfire before taking down the original source. And over the years, I’ve seen one coworker’s negativity significantly affect the culture of an entire team. In another small-business case I heard about recently, in which the CEO himself possessed a bad attitude, the staff became so demoralized that the entire company went under. As the publisher of Forbes, Rich Karlgaard has seen it all, and he felt that employee cynicism was enough of a problem to…
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    Minnesota Headhunter

  • Survey: 1 in 4 Employers Have Caught An Employee Faking Sick Through Social Media

    Minnesota Headhunter
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    Careerbuilder posted their annual Most Unbelievable Excuses for Calling in Sick and once again I am not surprised. Humored… not surprised. Memo to the people: if you are going to call in sick do not, let me repeat that… do not at some point during the day post an Instagram photo from the lake, check in on Foursquare at the ballpark or tag all your friends on Facebook while at the bar. Don’t be silly stupid. And when you do call in sick come up with something better than this Top 10: Employee just put a casserole in the oven. Employee’s plastic surgery for enhancement purposes needed…
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

    Minnesota Headhunter
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Contract To Hire Recruiters - Full Time Contract Job - UnitedHealth Group Contract Technical Recruiter - Full Time Contract Job - Cray Recruiting Director - Full Time Job - Merrill Corporation Technical Recruiter - Full Time Job - Silicon Graphics Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Job - CHS (Cenex Harvest States) Sourcer - Full Time Job - Thrivent Financial Sr Finance Recruiter - Full Time Job - Target Technical Recruiter - Full Time Job - Starkey Hearing Technologies Senior Recruiter - Full Time Job - Vascular…
  • Be Aware Of This LinkedIn Phishing Email

    Minnesota Headhunter
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    A week ago on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook I posted the following status update (click image to make it larger): Phishing for LinkedIn password? Received this today... note the email address   I have at least 15 friends and colleagues reply that they too received the same message. Unfortunately the past 24 hours I have seen a couple of LinkedIn status updates that appear to me to have been from “hacked” accounts. By “hacked” I mean posting updates that I know the account owner would never post. I don’t know if the legit owner of the account lost control of it. Be aware and…
  • 10 Minnesota Startups To Pitch Steve Case At Rise Of The Rest

    Minnesota Headhunter
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    The Rise of the Rest Tour rolled into Minneapolis this morning. Steve Case, Co Founder of AOL and startup investor, is in town for a series of events today similar to ones held in other cities to promote entrepreneurism and show case what is going on outside of Silicon Valley. There was a breakfast this morning at CoCo and then a tour of some startups. And this afternoon a series of events: Fireside Chat Conversations with Steve Case, CEO of Revolution, Co-Founder, AOL; and Steve Clemons, Editor at Large, The Atlantic. Presented by The Atlantic Rise of the Rest Pitch Competition 10 Startups…
  • Press Release: Coding Bootcamp To Launch In Minnesota

    Minnesota Headhunter
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    For a number of weeks I have been actively promoting the Corcordia Coding Bootcamp and recruiting for the Lead Instructor - .Net position (click link for job description). Debuting this week is the web site: Concordia Coding Bootcamp And we also have a press release, see below. If you have any questions about the bootcamp or are interested in the instructor position (or know someone I should talk with) send me an email paul@mnheadhunter.com   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Concordia University, St. Paul Develops Nation’s First Credit-Bearing Coding Bootcamp The university partnered with online…
 
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    Keppie Careers

  • Job search horror stories: illegal interview questions

    Miriam Salpeter
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm
    If you’ve been looking for a job, it’s likely you have some horror stories to share. Have you ever encountered illegal interview questions? Read this story, from Natalie: After waiting for awhile in a brightly orange-painted room, the interviewer calls my name and sits me down at a desk. Normal thus far until he comments on my choice of wardrobe – a green dress. Literally he said “Natalie in the green dress in the orange room!” Then he looks at my resume – “So you’re from Utah, isn’t that where all of those Mormons live? Are you…
  • Another Halloween Job Search Horror Story

    Miriam Salpeter
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    Do you have a job search horror story? Unfortunately, many do. How can we learn from our experiences and wind up with a better ending next time? This is another story that, to me, illustrates how some job seekers create their own results in their search. Thanks to Laurie S. for sharing this tale: After finding myself a smart self starting college educated experienced individual laid off and unable to find work for 15 months you can imagine I have a million stories. The following is just one of many from my journal. The interview lined up for today was for a part-time position. Because there…
  • Halloween Job Search Horror Stories

    Miriam Salpeter
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:42 am
    In honor of Halloween, I thought I would re-post some job search horror stories I’ve collected over the years. The goal is to share tales from job seekers (so you know you’re not alone) AND from hiring managers, so job seekers can learn what things might NOT work. I guess that I wasn’t too surprised to learn that some of these horror stories may have had different endings had the job seeker taken a different approach. NOT that this excused rude behavior on the part of the hiring manager, but it is important to learn something from these stories… Todd shared this story:…
  • How to decide between two job offers

    Miriam Salpeter
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    When it rains, it pours. Sometimes, it seems as if you’ve been looking for a job forever with no results, then, all of a sudden, you’re being offered an interview with another company when you are in the midst of negotiating an offer. Lucky you! However, even if it’s an enviable position, it can be stressful to navigate this challenging, new terrain. How can you decide between two job offers? This is a tricky situation, as you don’t want to put your existing invitation in jeopardy. There’s no perfect solution to this. No general advice can address every possible…
  • Should you dress up for Halloween at work?

    Miriam Salpeter
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    For children, Halloween is a fun time to be imaginative and become anyone you want to be. Adults have co-opted this holiday for their own purposes, and some even bring their fantasy selves to work in the form of a dress-up day. Is it a good idea to dress up at work for Halloween or a big mistake? The answer is “it depends.” It depends on where you work and what you plan to wear. Workplaces Where Dressing Up Is Part of the Job In some workplaces, dressing up is expected and considered part of the organization’s culture. For example, if you’re a teacher, and everyone…
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    JibberJobber Blog

  • How To: Email2Log and the “Log End Line” (to help organize your job search)

    Jason Alba
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:17 pm
    This post is to document the power and importance of the “Log End Line” when using the Email2Log.  You don’t *have to* use the Log End Line, but a few scenarios came up recently where I really understood how (1) powerful it is and how (2) important it is. This blog post is kind of long, but it’s a lot of pictures, and it’s meant to be comprehensive coverage of the Log End Line. Note that the Log End Line is optional (you don’t have to use it), but I hope that after you go through this post you’ll know why you should use it (at least sometimes). What…
  • Take a Knife to a Gun Fight? That’s Like Going Without JibberJobber… ! (Organize your job search!)

    Jason Alba
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    I started my job search naively. I thought I was pretty awesome, and if you only read my resume you would “get it” and, in short, I’d have a bunch of job offers my first month on the market. Boy was I wrong.  This started a journey of trying to figure out the job search stuff, including strategies and tactics, and how to “work with” recruiters.  Or, I should say, what my role is, and what a recruiter’s role is.  I also began to understand better the role of HR from the unemployed side of the equation… One thing I learned is that many recruiters and…
  • Using JibberJobber with a Virtual Assistant, Spouse, Friend, Cousin, etc.

    Jason Alba
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Ron, a returning user, had a great question: “Can a virtual assistant get access to my account simultaneously as me?” This questions reminds me of a thought we had many years ago, in 2006.  The idea was that in our job search we have people who we might be very close to, and have 100% trust in, who could help us in our job search. For example, let’s say your mom, or son, or spouse, is the right person to help you with your job search?  You can do a few different things: Option 1: Add them to your Email2Log list of people approved to use your Email2Log email address. Notice…
  • Ask The Experts: Who Do You Want To Hear From?

    Jason Alba
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:57 am
    The monthly Ask The Experts calls were some of the funnest interviews I’ve done since I started JibberJobber.  Below is a list of past interviews – I know there is an overabundance of information coming your way, but I strongly suggest you add these recordings to your schedule. There are a ton of great ideas, suggestions and perspectives that can help you in job search and career management. My question to you is: WHO do you think I should interview next? It’s time to start up the next round… and I want to hear from YOU who I should invite to be on the show.  Leave a…
  • Why Tell Your Network What You Do When They Already Know What You Do?

    Jason Alba
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    Someone at the Business Insider took one of my LinkedIn Articles (The Question That Makes Job Seekers Sound Stupid) and chopped it up to make an article on their website.  I’m thankful that they attributed it and linked to JibberJobber. The comments are pretty lame, however.  It’s sad what people say when they are anonymous.  Here’s the first comment, from “anonymousl_66″): Dippy article. I get the point of not looking desperate by saying “I’ll do anything”, but if you’re asking friends in your network if they know of any openings,…
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    Carve Consulting: Social Business Consultancy

  • For Employers, Content is King too

    Paul Harrison
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:39 am
    We have had the privilege of advising RB for 9 months now. Working with our friends over at Thirty Three, we’re using social and digital to help RB raise awareness of their employer brand…and then some. RB’s story is an interesting but not an unusual one: their brands are extremely well-known, but the organisation was not recognised as a leading, global employer. So in today’s noisy networked economy, where everyone is a publisher and 500 million tweets are sent every day, how do you achieve cut-through?  How do organisations create that space for the critical,…
  • We’re hiring a designer

    aurelie
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:57 am
      4 months ago Jamie landed at Carve for his design internship. We’ve said goodbye as he’s jetted off to travel the world, paint murals and eat kangaroos in Australia (really). We need a designer! We are now hiring a graduate for a full-time position in our offices in Clerkenwell. This is a great opportunity to work on interesting projects and develop your skills in a flexible environment. Read the job description for more information. Designer, Carve Consulting – Job Description The post We’re hiring a designer appeared first on Carve Consulting: Social Business…
  • We’re Hiring! Junior Social Media Consultant

    Chris
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    One morning over four years ago, fresh out of my French business school and new to London, I had the brilliant idea of googling “Social Media Strategy”. A couple of weeks later I was meeting my first client for Carve and getting introduced by Paul, the founder, to the back-then surprising delights of the London pub culture. I’m still here (at Carve, not the pub).  The team is much bigger, the fridge magnet collection has expanded, and Clerkenwell is cooler than the city.   But most importantly, as organisations awaken to the opportunity of #SocialBusiness, the scale and importance of…
  • Social Media Week London 2014

    Jonathan
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    Every year, Social Media Week hosts a series of events in various different countries. I went along to a number of sessions in London to see what other people in the industry are doing as well as to get some food for thought on improving Carve’s own offerings. Future brand communication trends – Battenhall Hosted by Battenhall, this talk gave an insight into the future communication trends that brands need to be thinking about right now. Battenhall has produced their own report on the social media activity of FTSE100 companies and revealed its findings during the talk. Here's…
  • What’s the cultural significance of a hashtag?

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

  • The Taper

    ruettimann
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    I eased off my running, this week, because my marathon is Sunday. The methodology in which I back off my mileage and get ready for my race is called tapering, and it’s boring as hell. You can google it if you want to learn more. I tried a new taper strategy. I spent a week away from anything that would remind me of my upcoming marathon, which helped. Here’s how it went down: I flew from Raleigh to Detroit to San Diego to Atlanta to Miami to Atlanta and back to Raleigh. I ran along the ocean. I ate poached eggs with mushrooms and beurre blanc — twice. I drank water. I drank a…
  • “I Have a Large Gay Following”

    ruettimann
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    I have the weirdest conversations on the road. A blogger and I were talking about tone, story selection and narrative. She told me, “I have to think about all the issues that are important to my audience, and I have a large gay following.” I said, “Wait, what does that mean? Do you measure your audience and know the demographics, or do you have a couple of fat gay guys who read your blog?” She didn’t think it was funny. I didn’t think it’s cool to brag about your gay following unless you are Kathy Griffin. And no blogger in any niche industry has a…
  • Employee Engagement: You Can’t Bring Democracy to Iraq

    ruettimann
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    I work with a lot of human resources professionals who try to figure out how to get the best out of their employees. There is real science behind recognizing and rewarding people at work. My friend Paul Hebert has good advice. I love my friends at Modern Survey and BlackbookHR. Check out their blogs. Globoforce has great things to say, too. But by and large, I think much of the talk around employee engagement and motivation is garbage. You can’t bring democracy to Iraq and Afganistan, and you can’t trick an employee into doing her job well. She either does it well or she…
  • Uber, Surge Pricing and Customer Service

    ruettimann
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    I spent a few days in NYC, last week. The first day was awesome, which is why it was weird to see tourists ice skating at 30 Rock. Maybe it’s a brilliant move, though, because the rink was empty. The rest of the week was shit. Nobody wanted to be outside. I was with a group of friends. I was slow. I made us late for dinner. In the rain. During rush hour. Ugh. I used Uber to grab a private car. Uber is a service that allows you to request, ride, and pay for your trip via your mobile phone. It’s linked to a credit card. I took my first ride in an Uber in January 2013 in Washington…
  • Dunbar Number

    ruettimann
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    Have you heard of Dunbar’s number? An anthropologist by the name of Robin Dunbar has a theory that the human brain only allows for so many meaningful and personal connections. He suggests that humans can manage about 150 stable relationships. Some people can do more. Some people can’t manage a number that high. (And “meaningful” is more of a scale than an absolute goal.) Maria Konnikova has an excellent article about the nuances of Dunbar’s number. You should read it for many reasons, but especially if you use social and text to supplement important relationships…
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    Great Leadership

  • Let's Kill off our Best Employees!

    29 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Organizations don’t always do a good job when it comes to nurturing, developing, rewarding, and retaining their high potential employees. In fact, it often seems like they are going out of their way to sabotage their best employees.Read my latest over at About.com Management and Leadership to learn more:Live. Die. Repeat. 10 Ways to Kill Your Best Employees
  • 10 Ways to Take Charge of Your Own Leadership Development

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    This post was recently published at Smartblog on Leadership.When I first started in the field of leadership development (when gas was 89 cents a gallon), the model we used looking like this: When someone got promoted to team leader, supervisor, or manager, they were sent a memo (no email yet) from HR informing them that they have been registered for a mandatory 4 week supervisory training course.When they showed up, some (or most) of them kicking and screaming, HR told them everything they had to learn, showed them step-by-step details, made them practice (role plays), and then sent them off…
  • What NOT to Delegate

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Most managers understand the importance of delegation, and probably already know how to delegate. However, what about the other extreme end of the delegation continuum- the handful of things a manager should never delegate?Read my latest over at About.com Management and Leadership to find out more: 10 Things a Manager Should Never Delegate. 
  • Why Leaders Don’t Listen

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Guest post by Marcia Reynolds, PsyD“Leaders boldly go where no one has ever gone before.” Is this true? Rarely. The more successful a leader becomes, the less likely he or she chooses to step into the unknown. Although I have seen the words, “Embracing ambiguity,” on the list of leadership competencies for many companies worldwide, I have never met an executive who loves not knowing the answers.The problem is related to biology, not personality. The brain’s primary function is to protect you, but your brain doesn’t differentiate external things from internal ego. Whatever has…
  • Informal Coaching and Feedback

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    "Performance feedback and coaching shouldn’t just happen once a year during a formal performance review. In order to create real, measurable, and meaningful change, it is also important to supplement those formal, documented meetings with continuous, informal coaching that is delivered as things happen."Read Beth Armknecht Miller's guest post over at About.com Management and Leadership to find out how.  
 
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    The Accidental IT Leader

  • How An IT Leader Can Motivate Their Team

    drjim
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Motivation is how you get your team to take actionImage Credit Having an IT team report to you is a great complement – the company believes that you can lead them to success. However, in order to get your team to accomplish the things that you want them to do, you are going to have to first motivate them to take action. This motivation thing can be tricky, who among us really knows how to go about doing it? Looks like this is one more of the IT manager skills that we all need to master. Just Exactly What Do You Want Your Team To Do? Before you can motivate your team to accomplish great…
  • 3 Ways IT Managers Can Become More Productive

    drjim
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Productivity is how IT managers get more doneImage Credit Image Credit Time, time, time. If only we all had more of it! As an IT manager the day can get away from us early on and we’ll never have a chance to get it back. None of us have the IT manager skills that are needed to prevent this from happening. What we really need are some tips on how we can get more time during the day so that we can get more done. It turns out that there are ways that we can reclaim our day, we just need to know how to go looking for them. Start The Day With More Energy I am a firm believer that how your…
  • 3 Ways That IT Managers Can Do A Better Job Of Hiring The Right Person

    drjim
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    When A CIO hires someone, they want to do it correctlyImage Credit IT Managers realize that your success rests firmly on the shoulders of those people who are on your team. What this means is that the process of hiring someone is one of your a critical IT manager skills. Hire the right person and you’ll move forward, hire the wrong person and you may stumble or even be asked to leave the firm. How can you go about doing this correctly? Interview People, Of Course In all honesty, the interview is the least effective way of finding out if a candidate is the right person for a job. The…
  • How Can IT Managers Prevent Their Team Members From Burning Out?

    drjim
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    IT managers need to get their team members to take a chill pillImage Credit Isn’t it the dream of every IT manager to have the IT manager skills to create a fully committed team? A team that understands what you are trying to accomplish as a team, has fully bought in to that dream, and is aggressively working to achieve your goals? It turns out that there is a dark side to this dream. You need to be aware of what that dark side is and how you can deal with it before it causes your team to burn out… The Downside of Having An A-Team At first glance, having a totally committed team would…
  • New Book: IT Manager Career Secrets

    drjim
    4 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    You are the only one who is in charge of your IT manger career — do you know what to do? Get the book that tells you how to do this: Paperback, Kindle, or Audiobook Download:
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    Mary Elizabeth Bradford - The Career Artisan

  • Executive Job Search Secrets: The ONE Thing Every Job Seeker MUST Have to be Successful that Virtually No One Talks About

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Whether you are changing industries, changing up your position, relocating or just looking to work for a better company, there is one thing you must have to be successful. It’s something that is rarely talked about in direct terms by job seekers, recruiters, resume writers or career coaches. Sure, you can muddle through some job search […]
  • How to Take Control of Your Executive Job Search in 3 Easy Steps

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Do you want a simple yet powerful way to secure bigger job offers? In searching for your ideal position, are you taking the “I’ll know it when I see it” route? Well, this kind of haphazard job search usually results in a lot of time spent searching the Internet and changing your resume in an […]
  • Why Most Executive Job Searches Fail and What You Can Do to Prevent It

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    What is the definition of a failed job search? Specifically, it’s a job search that was prematurely ended or did not end up resulting in the goals that you originally set for yourself. This is the same as letting discouragement and disillusionment lead you to settle for much, much less than you deserve and are […]
  • Job Interview Questions: Tell Me About Yourself

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    What is the one question you KNOW you will get asked at the beginning of each and every first interview? “So, tell me a little bit about yourself…” My clients continually share with me that although it seems like this should be an easy question to answer, they struggle with exactly what to say! Well […]
  • What to Do When Companies Aren’t Saying Yes

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I would like to share a personal story with you. I remember a couple of really lean months after I started my business. My husband and I would sit down at the table and I would start to tick off all the things I had done to market my business properly. “I have done everything […]
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    CAREEREALISM.com

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

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

    Don Goodman
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:02 pm
    Everyone should know by now that networking is the best way to find a job. Where job boards have a 3-10% effectiveness rate, and probably less now that Applicant Tracking Systems (the software that will rank your resume) are becoming prevalent, networking has a 30-60% effectiveness rate. Referred people are less risk and have a higher retention rate – that’s why companies offer referral bonuses to employees who recommend someone who has been hired. Related: 10 Common Networking Mistakes To Avoid Unfortunately, people do not know how to network (one day I will probably write a short book…
  • What Shopping Habits Say About A Job Seeker

    J.T. O'Donnell
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If I had to choose the biggest mistake I see job seekers making right now, I’d say it’s diving into a job search without properly determining their value to potential employers. They throw together a resume, blast out cover letters, and submit online applications without first stepping back and getting a truly clear picture of what’s going to get them hired. Related: 5 Things You Should Be Doing In Your Job Search The result is a lot of wasted time and energy that produces very little response from hiring managers. Not Sure What Value You Bring To Employers? Go Shopping! If…
  • 4 Options For More Workplace Flexibility

    Amanda Haddaway
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Since the now infamous memo from Jackie Reses at Yahoo! was released to the media, HR circles across the country are abuzz with renewed talk on workplace flexibility options. The memo stated that all employees who currently work remotely need to find a way to work in a Yahoo! office by June. Related: 3 Flexible Day Jobs For Actors Speculation on whether this was a good decision or not started almost immediately after this story broke and clearly there are people on both sides of the issue. Some advocates for flexible work arrangements and telecommuting claim that this decision actually could…
  • To Reach Your Highest Potential, Start From Your Strengths

    Andria Corso
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    I just read a wonderful book called Unique Ability: Creating The Life You Want by Catherine Nomura, Julia Waller and Shannon Waller. The book is about identifying what makes us each unique and then sharing that ability with the world. It is about discovering our unique gifts and then using those to create our livelihood and life’s work. Related: How To Stand Out: Define Your Strengths For me, reading this book reinforced what I’ve known and seen successfully demonstrated throughout my 16 year career as an HR coach and consultant; that is, when we work from our strengths and let…
 
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    Kontrary by Rebecca Healy - Career, Money, and Life Advice

  • Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Make Your Passion Your Profession

    Rebecca Healy
    29 Oct 2014 | 6:48 am
    Do you often find yourself daydreaming of doing something better? Here’s the thing: Most people should not make their passions their professions. Over at US News, I share three common reasons why people want to pursue their passions, and why those are completely misguided. Read it here.
  • Here’s What Smart People Know That the Latest Fads, Diets and Lifestyles Don’t

    Rebecca Healy
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
    You can eat fat by the pails of lard now, but no carbs. Or try an all-meat diet. Or just eat raw veggies. I have never understood diets. Or “lifestyles” as diets are now called. These days you’re not on a diet, you change your lifestyle. No longer are you buying into a temporary act, but a permanent change. Ever notice how every diet has a detailed system for you to follow? Complexity is added so that a product is new and novel to the customer. The result is the answer. That thing you’ve been missing. You just didn’t know the right rules to follow. I have a better lifestyle for you.
  • Use This Technique to Write a Cover Letter that Gets You In the Door

    Rebecca Healy
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    You know you should customize your cover letter every time you apply for a new job, but where do you even start? Over at US News, I share a no-fail three-step system to build a compelling cover letter that separates you from the pack and gets you in the door. Read it here. Update: this post was also picked up by AOL jobs here!
  • On the Rules No One Else is Playing By

    Rebecca Healy
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    The American Dream speaks the language of ambition and its tongue whispers it is not for lack of luck, but lack of effort that you are a failure. Put in the work and you’ll become a success. Luck nor social constructs or randomness or the genetic lottery create the richest men of the world – and they are men – but an exchange of value. The rules are: work hard and be rewarded in return. Except we know that’s not true. “The U.S. has the 4th-highest degree of wealth inequality in the world, trailing only Russia, Ukraine, and Lebanon,” reports former U.S. Secretary of Labor…
  • 3 Work Habits to Cultivate Now

    Rebecca Healy
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Our lives are a series of habits. Our brain craves habits because it wants to be more efficient. We each have good habits and bad habits, and each habit consists of the same loop: a cue, routine, and reward. Over at US News, I share the three key habits you should cultivate at work. Read it here. Update: this post was also picked up by AOL jobs here and Business Insider here!
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    Who's and What's Concerning Your Career

  • How can a jobseeker keep the resume “looking good” when taking a hiatus from their job/career?

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    A hiatus that’s in line with your career target and overall job-search goals is certainly ideal. For example, a newly graduated college student who plans to market products to consumers throughout southern Asia would do well spending 6 months living in an area such as China or Hong Kong. No doubt, the experience would offer ...
  • Identifying Employee Favoritism Infographic

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
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  • Identifying Employee Favoritism

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    How to determine if favoritism is actually occurring or just your perception? Favoritism fosters bad feelings amongst colleagues, and oftentimes places a cloud over an entire department — or worse, the company. It wears away at morale, causes good employees to quit prematurely, and comes in many forms so there are usually many “victims.” How about an ...
  • The Never-Ending Job

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    Why should updating your resume be a never-ending job? Do you forget important details? How easily do you remember employment dates, financial details (budgets, profits)? Can you remember details from a year ago? Five years ago? Like anyone, jobseekers face short- and long-term memory loss too. Keeping abreast of changing job responsibilities, like serving on ad-hoc committees or handling special ...
  • How To Use LinkedIn Wisely

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
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    The Young Professional Blogs Aggregator

  • What to Do When You’re Afraid of Networking

    Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Does the thought of entering a crowded room filled with strangers make your palms sweat? Networking is a fear many people share. Some would even say it’s one of the scariest
  • Create a Stress-Free Work Environment

    Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    In today’s environment, jobs are hard to find. Since companies are aware of this fact, they are putting more and more pressure on their employees.  Pressure and stress reduce
  • Fear Your High School Reunion!

    Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Last Saturday night I was the “plus one” at a high school reunion, where people were frankly in shock. It had been 30 years – 30 years! – since they’d all been together
  • Does Less Time = Greater Productivity?

    Life After College
    27 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    by Rebecca Fraser-Thill Have you ever noticed that the more free time you have in your day, the less you get done? If so, you’re not just imagining it; many of us experience
  • Personal Branding Weekly – The Quick and the Dead

    Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Today’s consumers are always on the move, and they love to get hold of any information the fastest way that they can. If you have a potential customer with very limited time
 
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    Blue Sky Resumes Blog

  • 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)…
  • “Should my Linkedin summary be the same as my resume summary?”

    Louise Fletcher
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:53 am
    I am often asked whether LinkedIn summaries and resume summaries should be the same. The answer is simple: DEFINITELY NOT! There are 3 main reasons to write different summaries for LinkedIn and your resume. Your resume summary should be short – no more than 5 or 6 lines at most and preferably less. Your LinkedIn summary is expected to summarize your career and highlight your main strengths, therefore needs to be longer. Think of it your LinkedIn summary as a mini bio and you’ll be on the right track. Your LinkedIn profile should be written in a more informal style than your resume…
  • 7 Easy Ways to Beat Interview Nerves

    Louise Fletcher
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    If you get nervous before interviews, you’re not alone. Most people experience some degree of stress during the interview process and sometimes a little bit of stress can actually help you perform better. But interview nerves are often a more serious problem, negatively impacting your ability to communicate your value, and causing you to lose out on great opportunities. If this is you, here are some easy ways to minimize the problem: Be prepared Research the company, their products, and their culture in depth. Know as much as possible. Also, research the people who will be interviewing you.
  • That problem in your background? It isn’t as bad as you think

    Louise Fletcher
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    I’m taking on online sketching class at the moment. I’ve always loved painting and drawing, and I’m finding this a particularly rewarding way to work. But I’ve noticed a lot of the students are very uncomfortable sharing their work. They’ll preface each post with caveats like ‘this isn’t very good’ or ‘I don’t like this one at all.’ Usually, the drawing is excellent – full of life and personality and character – but all they see is the perspective mistake they made early on, or the wonky line that they tried to correct. It’s a cliché to say we’re all our worst…
  • How to Write a Really Great Web Designer Resume

    Louise Fletcher
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Writing a web designer resume can be a real challenge. How do you communicate your creativity and knowledge of web strategy using just words? The good news is that it’s perfectly possible. I’ve been writing resumes for web designers and other creative professionals for many years now, and I’d like to share some of my top tips with you. Implement these changes to your resume and I promise you’ll see improved results. 1) Web Designer Rule #1: Focus on results. As a creative professional, you might not naturally have a passion for results. You might be more interested in user…
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    Sweet Careers Consulting

  • Questions Answered: What is an internship and why should I want one?

    Sweet - aka Grace Kutney
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:03 pm
    Question: I know this is dumb question but I dont understand what is internship? All my friends want to get internship and everyone know what is it. Am feel very stupid to ask anyone. I had part time job work in bookstore to help pay tuitions but is it same to internship? Do I need internship for my career? Thank you to your help to me it will be hard to ask my profs or friends. ~ Tatya Z., New York, NY Answer: I am really glad that you asked this question, Tatya. Although it may seem as though all of your friends know what internships are, you are not alone in wanting some clarification.
  • 5 Easy Ways to Annoy Everyone at Your New Job

    Sweet - aka Grace Kutney
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    I recently asked some friends and colleagues what a new co-worker could do to really annoy them. While there was a wide range of potentially annoying behaviors, the following five consistently left a bad taste in everyone’s mouth: Bail on your co-workers Call in sick to work, and then post pictures of yourself on Instagram (or your site of choice) at a ball game from the same day. How to be extra annoying: Make sure you call in sick on the day of an important meeting or event that everyone else will be staying late for. Refuse to help out When someone asks you for help on a small…
  • Make Your School Year Great With These 4 Tips

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

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

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

  • Christopher Ashman – London to LA

    Michelle
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:53 am
    I had the great pleasure of speaking to Christopher Ashman about his latest film Kettled which also starred his wife, Kimberley Wintle. He also shared how he manages to work in both England and America. Would you like to start by telling me about yourself? I was born in Liverpool but grew up in a […]
  • Craig Evans – SprungMedia

    Michelle
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:33 am
    I originally came across Craig Evans when he contacted me about his digital marketing agency, Sprung Media, so I decided to find out more about the man himself! Could you start by telling me about yourself? Sure, I grew up in Buckinghamshire with my parents and sister. We lived in a tiny village in the […]
  • David Muscat – Billy Elliot’s Mr Braithwaite

    Michelle
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
      Billy Elliot the Musical has been amazing audiences since it first appeared in London’s West End in 2005. Telling the story of a mining village admidst the 1980’s miner’s strikes, Billy Elliott tells the inspirational story of a young boy who fought his family and other villagers to make his dancing dreams come true. […]
  • Karolina Sivas – Broken at Love

    Michelle
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:55 pm
    We are all aware of the power of the internet for advertising new films, songs , actors or anything you can dream of. One of the mediums used by many people is YouTube, actress Karolina Sivas is no exception, she currently has a very successfull series airing on youTube. She tells us all about it! […]
  • Jonathan Wakeham – Paradise Lost

    Michelle
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    As an avid reader, a descendent and a musical theatre lover, when I heard about John Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Lost being made into a musical and an album being created which will be sung by West End stars, I had to find out more…of course, there was a Kickstarter involved, so please do visit […]
 
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    Dan Erwin

  • Do You Have An Immunity to Change?

    Dan Erwin
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    Humans differ significantly in their ability to make change.  As a personal coach to executives for more than thirty years, it’s obvious that these differences are the status quo. Desire and motivation aren’t enough—even when it’s literally a matter of life or death. Some, it seems, have a profound immunity to change.  Often, they understand the need for change and they may even understand what the change might look like. But for some reason they seem stymied, and unable ...  to achieve long term change. It's an issue I've worked with for years, and…
  • Can You Really Tell When Your Boss Is Telling the Truth?

    Dan Erwin
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    The short answer to that question is rarely. Yet bosses matter a lot because nearly all employees have them.  And most bosses also have bosses. There are at least 21 million bosses in the United States.  Bob Sutton points out that estimates run as high as 38 million bosses.  Far more often than not our success is tied to that relationship with our boss.  It's invitable In organizational structures that we sometimes wonder whether the information coming from our boss is really the truth. Bosses can be deceptive for any number of reasons: they lack…
  • Effective Listening Is Not About Trying Harder

    Dan Erwin
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Gaining responsibilities in organizations is about getting things done through other people. That means influencing people. But few understand that one important key to that success is listening: it's the primary means for understanding another's attitudes, priorities and commitments. A case in point that I referred to in a previous blog is Teresa Taylor, COO of Quest.  Taylor admitted that very often, rather than listen, she was formulating ideas in her head.  Her task, she soon realized, was to listen not formulate ideas. But that, she said, was not as…
  • Five Ways to Screw Up a Job Change

    Dan Erwin
    12 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Since people are beginning to make a job changes, have started looking for a different position, or are giving serious thought to moving to another company, now's the time to call your attention to a superb HBR article on "bungling" a job change. The article, written by Boris Groysberg and Robin Abrahams, reminds us that the average baby boomer will switch jobs 10 times according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Gen-Y, 12 to 15 times, or more). It also calls attention to the fact that the worker as free agent will be a reality regardless of economic…
  • Does Social Media Make You Anti-Social?

    Dan Erwin
    11 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    Well . . . No.  And yes.  The issue surfaces regularly in management situations.  It sounds like this:  "This guy is great with social media, software and applications.  He knows how to work online with other people.  He understands social networking.  But get him or her in front of people and it's a disaster.  So I can't promote him.  Get him out of the cubicle and he's lost.  He doesn't know how to read people." In what seems to be a rejection of the above, Penelope Trunk makes the point…
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    The Insider's Interview Blog

  • Oct 31, Competency Based Interview Questions

    31 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    How to answer competency based interview questions in a professional and convincing manner.Be ready for these type of job interview questions and feel confident in your next job interview.
  • Oct 30, Finding Jobs Online Made Simple

    30 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    How to go about finding jobs online in a time-saving and efficient manner. Save yourself hours by using the right keywords and search terms when trying to find a job online.
  • Oct 29, Interview Clothes for a More Casual Work Environment

    29 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Ideas for interview clothes for a more relaxed business environment.If the company dress code demands more casual interview attire, these are some appropriate outfits. Find out how to dress for your next job interview.
  • Oct 28, Marketing Manager Interview Questions and Answers

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Be ready for these typical marketing manager interview questions. These questions explore the core skills utilized by a marketing manager to successfully develop and implement marketing strategies that meet organizational objectives.
  • Oct 27, Resume Building Tips to Help you Write a Quality Resume

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    These resume building tips will make sure your resume gets noticed and gets read. Easy-to-use and practical resume techniques that will help you develop a job-winning resume of your own.Writing a resume can be a challenge but with these tips and our sample resumes you can quickly create a resume for each job opportunity.
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    thehiringsite.careerbuilder.com

  • The 10 Jobs that Strike Fear Into American Workers’ Hearts

    Amy K. McDonnell
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:37 am
    What do you fear most this Halloween? For me, it’s pretty simple: It’s not the “Scream” masks (yes, people still wear them, and yes, they’re still chill-inducing), the razors-in-apples urban legend come to life, or the start of Chicago’s scary weather: It’s that I haven’t yet gotten Halloween candy. Due to my last-minuteness, I’m now afraid I won’t successfully procure the best candy at the drugstore (who wants to be left with bags of Smarties and offbrand caramel chews to pick from? Not I), won’t get home in time for…
  • Jeff Batuhan on Talent Advisors’ Secret Sauce and HR Turf Wars

    Laurie Ruettimann
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Jeff Batuhan is no order-taker. He’s actually the director of global recruiting at Stryker Corporation, a Fortune 500 medical technology firm based in Kalamazoo, MI. Jeff oversees the global recruiting centers of excellence and is responsible for collaborating with leaders and implementing strategic talent acquisition programs. As a leader, Jeff and his team embrace the candidate experience and promote a consistent and healthy conversation between candidates and hiring managers throughout the entire employment life cycle. Is a Talent Advisor Born or Made? Jeff hires recruiters and…
  • Workers’ Unbelievable Excuses for Calling in Sick: “I Had a Lucky Night”

    Amy K. McDonnell
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    I’ve had my share of mishaps while getting ready to go to work in the morning — many of them due to my own klutziness. I’ve spilled hot coffee on items hot coffee should never go near; I’ve fallen multiple times on icy Chicago sidewalks en route to the train (and ripped my clothes as a result); I’ve gotten stalled and stuck in weird situations when I should really be walking out the door. Basically, my mornings are often a comedy of errors. And yes, sometimes so many things can go wrong in such a short amount of time in the wee hours that you just want to throw…
  • Talent Advisor Chat Recap: How to Create An Outstanding Candidate Experience

    Deanna Hartley
    29 Oct 2014 | 11:30 am
    In CareerBuilder’s #TalentAdvisor Twitter chat this week, we discussed how talent advisors can provide a candidate experience that candidates love and executives actually care about. First things first: What does “talent advisor” mean? Glad you asked! A Talent Advisor is someone who takes a proactive, strategic role in the organization’s talent management needs. More about that here. What does a good – and bad – candidate experience look like? To be able to offer an outstanding candidate experience, first it’s important to understand what good and bad…
  • AHA Pinpoints Critical Health Care Issues and Trends for 2015

    Guest Contributor
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:08 am
    Foreword by Dana Naquin, health care marketing manager, CareerBuilder: As the time for 2015 planning swings into full gear, it’s important to think about all the factors that will have an impact on how you shape your recruiting strategy. The AHA has recently released their 2015 Environment Scan, which takes an in-depth look into factors that will influence the next year in health care. We all know about the aging population and how that will not only put a strain on the health system but also on the workforce — but what about the increase of mental illness patients and lack of care…
 
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    Harrison Barnes

  • Get Security By Concentrating on the Needs of Your Employer

    Harrison Barnes
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    If there is a lack of any kind, whether it is need for employment, or for money, or for guidance, or even for healing, something is blocking the flow. And the most effective remedy: Give! Spiritual Economics: The Prosperity Process, Eric Butterworth Several decades ago, people would start with an employer in the United States, and the chances were quite good that the person would be working with that employer for the majority of their career. This was how it was for my parents for the most part. It was probably also this way for your parents. Both of my parents spent the majority of their…
  • Use the Power of a Motivating Force and Routine to Drive You Forward

    Harrison Barnes
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    Every time I have met someone who is extraordinarily successful, I have always taken an interest in finding out how the person became so successful. It may take me a few weeks of knowing the person, or a few months, but I am generally able to get the person to open up after some time and share with me some secrets of their success. In all of my interviews, study, and thought about the matter, I have concluded that most people who become super successful commonly have utilized one or both of the following: (1) Motivating Force – They have a strong sense of love, lack, rejection, or…
  • Time Economy Jobs and Productivity Economy Jobs

    Harrison Barnes
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    In a law firm, when an attorney stops billing hours and no longer has any work, the person will be very close to losing his or her job. Survival in law firms involves staying busy and making work all the time. This is one reason it is so hard for young attorneys to stay employed in law firms. They find that they must ingratiate themselves with the right people in order to consistently get work. Moreover, they have to do top-quality work. And finally, because law firms typically charge clients by the hour, the attorneys are expected to bill lots of hours because, unless they do so, the law…
  • Look at Your Job (or the Job You Are Seeking) from Your Employer’s Point of View

    Harrison Barnes
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    One of the highest performing dental offices in Australia is that of Patty Lund, who takes his job very seriously. Some years ago, Dr. Lund studied the dental market and identified what people considered to be the three worst things about going to the dentist. These were pain, smell, and waiting time. After identifying these three things, Dr. Lund and his dental hygienists did everything in their power to ensure people were extremely comfortable when getting dental work done. His practice included making muffins and cookies for patients, which led to a small bakery being built on the…
  • Emotions and Our Careers

    Harrison Barnes
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Around 4:00 p.m. each day in New York, there is a shift change among cabs. During the shift change, the cab drivers have to return the cabs to dispatch and give them to another driver. Between 3:30 and 4:00 p.m. yesterday, I stood in front of a big office building trying to hail a cab to the airport; more than twenty cabs stopped, then refused to take me to the airport when they found out where I was going. It was also pretty cold out there and I was a bit desperate, so I started flagging down every single Lincoln Town Car I saw. A few cars stopped and asked me what was wrong. The third car…
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    careerdoctor.org

  • Answering the Future-Oriented Interview Question

    Randall
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Eddie writes: I’m currently working temporary jobs and am seeking a permanent position. I’ve been to several interviews, and two potential employers asked me “Where do you see yourself in the next several years.” Basically, I responded by saying “As long as I have a steady income that I am satisfied with and allows me to be financially independent….” I’m unsure if that was a satisfactory response. I’m somewhat “green” as to how to respond to such a question. Maybe you can give me some advice? The Career Doctor responds: I think…
  • What Does a CEO Do?

    Randall
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Amy writes: In your opinion what is the role of a CEO? What responsibilities and role should this person play in the company? The Career Doctor responds: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – sometimes also with the title of president or the chairman of the board – is the top dog in an organization. The CEO is the leader of an organization – and often the visionary. He/she is the most visible and important strategic decision-maker. The personal goals and values of the CEO strongly influence an organization’s mission, strategy, and long-term objectives – as well as impact the…
  • Changing One’s Mind about College Major

    Randall
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Angie writes: I am a sophomore in college and I had been majoring in mechanical engineering. I realized that I don’t like this major at all, and I don’t want to be doing it for the next 40 years of my life. I have no idea what I want to do. Can you suggest something that will help me in my search for a new major? The Career Doctor responds: Hi Angie. . . relax, you’ve taken the first – and perhaps most important – step, which is realizing that you have made a mistake and you need to look at other possible careers to find something that better suits your unique skills…
  • Recruiters Push Relocation on Him

    Randall
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    David writes: My home and family are here in Oklahoma City… Why is it that nearly every recruiter or job-search agent’s first words after “hello” are either “relocate” or the name of some other city? This happens even though I have indicated in my resume objective I am looking for work in Oklahoma City… Am I just a piece of meat who gets the recruiter a better commission for forcing me to relocate, regardless of job openings in the city where I already live? The Career Doctor responds: David, recruiters are paid by employers for placement, not by the…
  • Helping Her Sister Out of Career Limbo

    Randall
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Karen writes: My sister has a bachelor’s degree in sociology (or is it social science?) with a specialization in archeology. (She wanted to become an archeologist, but the college she went to didn’t offer it as its own major, but instead as part of another major.) After she graduated, she worked a few years of archeology “construction detail,” and then gave it up. She’s not interested in that career field or type of work anymore and has been in career limbo for about two years. She’s currently working at a store in a local mall and is very unhappy. She told…
 
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    Movin' On Up

  • Dust the Cobwebs off Your Resume

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    When people tell you that looking for a job is a full-time job in itself, they aren’t kidding. It usually takes a scary amount of time and energy to search for opportunities, network, prepare for interviews, actually interview, and then follow up. But the truth is, as much as we dread it, looking for a job is a job that we’re all doing more and more often. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average number of years employees stay at one company is just under five. So, even if you aren’t currently in the market for a new job, chances are you will be in the near future.
  • Hired Today, Gone Tomorrow: Recent Grads Don’t Stay in First Jobs Very Long

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    For college graduates, the first job after graduation may be just a stepping stone on the way to bigger and better things, and if you’re a company that’s hired that perfect graduate, you may lose him or her quicker than you think. A recent Express Employment Professionals survey found that most employers – 77 percent – do not expect recent college graduates to stay more than a year in his or her first job. Of the franchises surveyed, only 23 percent believed the average graduate would spend more than a year with the company. That means all that time you spent recruiting vibrant…
  • What Workers Want: Poll

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    As we approach the holiday season, many companies are deciding how to show appreciation to their employees this year. From cash bonuses to holiday parties, the ways employers compensate, or don’t compensate, their employees’ hard work varies. We want to know how you wish your employer, or future employer, showed appreciation to employees this time of year. Take Our Poll Movin’ On Up is brought to you by Express Employment Professionals.  
  • DIY – Skip the Career Ladder

    admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    From home repair projects to car tune ups and crafts, we live in a do-it-yourself world. If a traditional career path doesn’t seem as appealing to you as owning your own business, why not join the DIY craze when it comes to your career? Take the Elevator to Get There Faster Today, most young employees have an entrepreneurial spirit. So, if you’re really driven and want to skip the career ladder, consider taking the elevator straight to the top of business ownership. According to Entrepreneur, 71% of Millennials working in a corporate environment want to become a business owner. One reason…
  • Interview Showdown: You vs. the Competition

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    After a while, all the different interview tips can begin to run together and even feel stale. Dress to impress – done. Do your research – check. Be prepared – got it. It can seem like every job seeker out there is following the exact same advice, and you begin to question if it’s even possible to stand out from your competition during job interviews. The truth is, though, many candidates don’t follow commonsense advice, and actually doing what is recommended will put you at the top of the group. But, how can you go from the top 10 to the number one choice? The answer is to give…
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    Executive Resume Services

  • Does Your Ego Show During The Interview?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    There was a very interesting study done at the University of British Columbia where narcissistic behavior was studied in context of job interviews. According to UBC Psychology Prof. Del Paulhus, “A job interview is one of the few social situations where narcissistic behaviours such as boasting actually create a positive impression. Normally, people are put off by such behaviour, especially over repeated exposure.” The study was conducted by having participants answer questions to rate their narcissism, then be observed in a job interview scenario. Those who fell higher on the…
  • Data Security Is An Executive Issue

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:21 pm
    We’ve all seen the news reports on data breaches in retail. Even the President is getting involved by signing an Executive Order to combat the growing concern of identity fraud. But this security problem affects the corporate arena just as much as it affects the shopping cart. We all have to be aware that somebody is monitoring our online behavior and looking for a chance to make money somehow. That someone could be a marketer, or they could be a hacker and the effects of their motives affect our lives. Be Aware of Security in Your Job Search There isn’t a good way to find a job…
  • What Does ‘Dress For Success’ Look Like Today?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    A cursory look at the history of clothing shows a lot of change, and it is a fascinating way to spend some time. Who knew that both men and women wore makeup and high heels in some European courts? Clothing has always been an indicator of power, and that fact will probably never change. But when you are trying to figure out how to dress for the success of your career, there isn’t much help in the styles of the past. What matters today is the impression you make on those around you now. There Is No Single Business Uniform It’s a mistake to think that you can read up on business…
  • One Way To Keep Your Networking Current

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Networking is one of those activities that gets shelved because you are busy. Unfortunately, it’s also one of those activities that needs to be consistent in order to do any good to your career. This is because the nature of networking is relationships, and if you only connect with people when you need them, you are viewed in a negative light. You also miss out on a lot of positive things when you don’t connect, so it’s a good idea to put it on your schedule. If LinkedIn Is A Garden, It Has Weeds One of the most productive professional networking sites available today is…
  • Don’t Ignore Your References

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Have you wondered why you didn’t get called in for an interview when the job was a perfect fit? Maybe it was because when they contacted your references, something went wrong. Good references are one of your biggest assets in a job search because they are independent witnesses who testify that your skills and work habits are suitable — that you will be a good fit for that job. But since references are real people, things change. Choose Your References Carefully The buddy that you party with every weekend is probably not going to be a good reference about your professionalism,…
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    Mystic Madness

  • Energy Efficiency Checklist for Small Businesses

    admin22
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:52 pm
    Energy is very vital in the running of businesses today. It is one area that businesses spend a lot of money on a monthly basis. The use of energy cannot be avoided. However, despite the importance of energy or power for the running of businesses, there are a lot of things you can do for your small businesses in order to conserve energy and thus reduce your bills on energy and save some money. Here is a checklist to help you know the areas where can conserve energy for your small business.   Take time to check the alignment of your doors and windows to ensure that there is no air…
  • Office Moving Mistakes to Avoid

    admin22
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:50 pm
    There are sometimes in the life of a business when it has to move office to a different location for its benefit. There are a number of reasons that may cause that such as emerging better business opportunity in the new location, increase crime in the current location, new unfavorable government policies in the current location, high taxation in the current location, relaxed rules and lower taxation in the new location and many more. The process can be very stressful. Some people have passed through it successfully absorbing all the shock. But some businesses passed through it but were not…
  • Ways to Improve Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

    admin22
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:42 pm
    Many people spend a lot of money every month on energy. The amount spend in energy increases or even triples during the cold weather for people who are living in cold regions or region where there is winter as they have to heat their homes. Even though energy is very important, you can still do a lot in order to improve the energy efficiency of your home and thus reduce the amount of money you pay on monthly basis. Here are some of the tips you should apply in order to improve the energy efficiency of your home and to reduce the amount you pay on energy on monthly basis.   Get enough…
  • Great Ways The Entire Family Can Prepare for Christmas

    admin22
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:37 pm
    There is the tendency for some people to think that the preparation for the Christmas feast is parents' affairs. That should not be the case. If you have children, you can get your entire family involved in the preparation for this great feast. Yes, your children may not be involved in the preparation for shopping and making budget for family expenditure during the Christmas season. But there are various ways through which you can get them involved in the preparation for the Christmas season. Here are some of the ways through which the entire family members will prepare for Christmas…
  • How to Dress for the Christmas Season

    admin22
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:46 pm
    The Christmas season is a partying time. People organize different types of parties for their friends, colleagues, family members and others during this period. Definitely, you will get a number of invites for different parties during this season. Every type of party has its dressing code. Your outfit for casual Christmas party may not be the same for any formal occasion organized during this Christmas. So, it is important that you dress up properly for any party that you are attending. If you are invited for a party and you want to make your outfit, here are some of the points that you…
 
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  • The Indeed.com Game: Are you as dumb as HR?

    Nick Corcodilos
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Pssst! Want a job? You might have to relocate to… Anonymous Proxy, Ohio (???)… Read on to learn how! In The Bogus-ness of Indeed.com we discussed phony success metrics published by “the world’s #1 job site.” The point of that column is that Indeed implies it fills lots of jobs and finds jobs for lots […]
  • How can I go back and ask for more money?

    Nick Corcodilos
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:41 pm
    In the October 28, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, two job seekers make one very wrong assumption. One gets burned, the other still might learn. These two readers made the same mistake–they bungled their salary negotiations. Could they have handled it better? Question I got an offer from a prestigious company and accepted it two […]
  • Should I have returned the job offer?

    Nick Corcodilos
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:53 pm
    In the October 21, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job seeker gives back a job offer: I had an offer for a great new job a few weeks ago. Before accepting, I had to resolve some issues regarding my relocation. The company was great during this time and worked with me to make it […]
  • HR Pornography: Interview videos

    Nick Corcodilos
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    In the October 14, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job seeker won’t make a video: My wife, a veteran in her field, began a search for a better job and company. In the past, she used the broken and traditional job hunting methods. After showing her the Ask The Headhunter website and purchasing the […]
  • News Flash! HR Causes Talent Shortage!

    Nick Corcodilos
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Hold the presses! I’m going to show you how HR created “the talent shortage.” I recently did a Talk to Nick consultation that illustrates why employers aren’t filling important jobs — while they complain there’s a talent shortage. The real talent shortage is in corporate management, where hiring is treated as an expense rather than […]
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    Career Rocketeer

  • How to Overcome Job Search Depression During the Holidays

    Perry Newman
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    In a few short weeks we will celebrate Thanksgiving followed immediately by the festive Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanza season, and before you turn around, it is 2015. Throughout my career as a recruiter and resume writer, I’ve noticed two prevalent occurrences at this time of year. One is that way too many job seekers convince themselves that this [...] The post How to Overcome Job Search Depression During the Holidays appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • How to Get Followers for Your Personal Brand

    Guest Expert
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    When developing your personal brand, one thing that is also important to take into consideration is how to get followers through the promotion and marketing of that brand. Market your personal brand by growing your following on your digital channels and building your network of contacts. Social Media Make sure your social media postings reflect [...] The post How to Get Followers for Your Personal Brand appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • How to Leverage Alumni Networking on LinkedIn to Find a Job

    Guest Expert
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    If you are frustrated searching job boards, sending resumes into black holes, and not getting responses from prospective employees, what I call “The Alumni Networking Solution” will help you. Research from Jobvite found that “Employees hired through referral are hired 55% faster than those who come from a career site.” I have personally used The Alumni Networking Solution to [...] The post How to Leverage Alumni Networking on LinkedIn to Find a Job appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • Career Direction: From Storyteller To Storydoer

    Guest Expert
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Do you wish you had a crystal ball to see your future career direction? Do you wish someone will tell you what path to take? It really won’t help you. The past can help you to understand and articulate your story to date, and having excellent eyesight and insight can help you to see clearly [...] The post Career Direction: From Storyteller To Storydoer appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • Personal Branding: Where to Start When You Don’t Know How

    Guest Expert
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Launching a personal website, launching a brand, launching a business. These were some of the key search terms on Google when people wanted to begin building a brand. Many of the personal branding articles share ambiguous advice without real actionable steps to act upon. Launching your brand does not need to take months and months [...] The post Personal Branding: Where to Start When You Don’t Know How appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
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    Career Sherpa

  • 8 #Fails Made By Job Seekers

    Hannah Morgan
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:36 am
    Please, dismiss all the assumptions you’ve made about how jobs get filled. People hire people, not resumes. Let’s debunk your beliefs associated with job search. Here are eight that are hurting your job search along with the fixes. 1. “I will find my next job by applying to a job online.” #Fail You may believe that if you apply to enough jobs, you’ll eventually beat the odds and land one. Well, at least applying for jobs makes you feel like you are productive, but did you know, only 15% of jobs are filled through job boards according to CareerXroads sources of hire…
  • Summary Sunday: Social, Negotiating and Branding Skills

    Hannah Morgan
    26 Oct 2014 | 3:54 am
    Social media, negotiating and distributing your brand are three very important skills for anyone (maybe everyone) in today’s world of work. At least that’s my opinion. And it is why I have chosen these three posts to highlight this week! The Definitive Social Media To-Do List For Job Seekers by Tony Restell on CAREEREALISM This post shares how to make the most of the “big four’ as Tony Restell calls them- LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter and Facebook. Tony says “Social media gives you an opportunity to manage your brand and connect with those who can help your…
  • Social Recruiting Is Staying Strong

    Hannah Morgan
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Social recruiting, using social networks to source and hire talent, isn’t new and it isn’t going away. To understand what recruiters and human resources professionals are doing to find people for openings, you just need to look at the newest Jobvite study. Who Was Surveyed Jobvite surveyed 1,855 recruiting and human resource professionals in August of 2014. This is the 7th year the study has been conducted. They chose a cross section of professionals from various industries, both customers and non-customers of the Jobvite social recruiting software. Use of Social Networks…
  • I’m No Superstar. I’m Just Average

    Hannah Morgan
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    Do you have to be a superstar to get hired today? I don’t think so. But it will take a different mindset than just submitting a resume. I’m Nothing Special I’ve heard way too many job seekers proclaim they haven’t done anything outstanding, special or demonstrated herculean success. I get it. I haven’t either.  I haven’t received any company awards or employee of the year recognitions. But that’s normal. Most of us are just average. We do our jobs and usually don’t get a lot of praise. Welcome to the new normal. Instead of relying on external…
  • Summary Sunday: Doing Job Search Better

    Hannah Morgan
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:04 am
    Hunting down jobs on job boards is so 1990s. Let’s step into the present and see what steps a modern day job seeker takes. This short summary contains posts I’ve shared this week on Twitter and other social outlets. I hope you find them helpful and if you want to keep up with the super content I’m re-sharing on social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest) check out the RebelMouse link at the bottom. You can subscribe to get a weekly summary delivered via email. 10 Job Search Tricks That Will Change Everything You’ve Been Doing by Anna Runyan on The Daily…
 
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    Pollock Spark

  • Working in the “awesomest team” – who gets the credit?

    michaelpollock
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    So in the hive of the awesomest team, whose work is it?  Who gets the credit?  The answer – from a recent group of panelists representing IDEO, Huge and Google seems to be: no-one.  Each individual is just so happy to be a part of “the awesomest team.” These words from Jonathan Lee, Design Lead at Google UXA. Can you go home and feel good that you had something to do with a particular small victory today? Yes you can. But your work is just a small part of a much larger and complex whole. So you will have a tricky time showing your portfolio as your own work. There is no “see…
  • Everything is designed. So be a designer, or think like one.

    michaelpollock
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Milton Glaser – photos by Sam Haskins According to IDEO “Thinking like a designer can transform the way organizations develop products, services, processes, and strategy.”   Wait a minute – that is taking design thinking quite far from its old comfortable world of graphics, logos, packages and annual reports – even far from cars, frocks and tableware. Milton Glaser said “ Design is making things better.”  Well that is pretty broad.  According to Christopher Bailey CD of Burberry “you either have the world as your canvas or you have a 1 by 1 inch screen. The…
  • Getting hired today: the hive grows itself

    michaelpollock
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    The trend in company culture is to have everything be transparent so that everyone sees everything. Crowd-sourced evaluations and raises and so on. Actually the self-evaluations transparently shared in some companies and commented on by anonymous co-workers put me in mind of the self-criticisms that were so important in Maoist China. I keep hearing the word “humble” from recruiters and hiring managers.  “The first thing we look for in a potential hire is humility.” It’s not the quality of their inspiration or their work that comes first, but their selflessness and their…
  • Let the crowd be the judge of your personality. Why not?

    michaelpollock
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    This hive centric, flattened leadership led me to be concerned that we might be losing the critical value of having a mix of different personalities, backgrounds and experiences for generating creative ideas and innovation.  The hive might just favor its own sort and create a homogeneous community. But wait: someone very smart has developed an app called Kozen which crowd sources views on people’s personality traits. Is John more assertive than Jane?  Is Fred more empathetic than Justin. Is Brianna more analytical than Christina?  Yes it’s gamified – it’s like Hot or Not:…
  • Company culture: command and control gives way to the age of humility

    michaelpollock
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Mass sharing and the inherent complexity of today’s digital products and 24/7 data driven communications are serving to put an end to the arrogant creative leader with the killer instinct who has ruled creative businesses in recent decades; and to the command and control business culture that she/he enjoyed. When there was time for a creative idea to gestate – when there was time for an execution to be finessed and polished – when there were only a few crafts that came together to make a magazine or an ad or a film or a product – then there was time for the individual genius to make a…
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    Staffing Advisors

  • What Recruiters Notice About Your Resume

    Mitch Corlett
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    Originally posted on Quora, one user asked:   “When recruiters look through a stack of resumes for candidate screening, what is the vital information they focus upon?” It’s a great question. Quora user Ambra Benjamin, engineering recruiter at Facebook, (and previously LivingSocial, Google and Expedia), had a lot of great advice in her response. But I talked to our own Project Directors to get a second take – because as great as Ambra’s answers are, they seemed specific to the tech world. As Jennie put it: “This article is like…
  • Why I Fired My Sales Department

    Bob Corlett
    26 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    I had an underperformer in my company that I needed to fire: the sales department. And by “the sales department” I mean the website, because we don't have a sales team or anyone working on commission. (But that's a whole other thing you can read about over there.) In a small professional services company like mine, the website is both a welcome mat and a “Beware of Dog” sign. Its job is to ensure that people we want to speak with feel warmly welcomed, while simultaneously making other people suddenly want to go somewhere else. But our website was failing. Website was…
  • When Can an Employer Consider an Applicant’s Criminal History?

    Staffing Advisors
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    In an attempt to lower criminal recidivism, various states and municipalities around the country are enacting new legislation that changes how employers can ask about an applicant’s criminal history. Asking if someone has been convicted of a crime on their initial application for employment is still currently a common part of the employment application process, but DC has already changed their policy, and other local governments around DC are also considering it (don’t worry, it’s not being eliminated altogether – but the timing of when you can inquire is…
  • PREDICTING SUCCESS ON THE JOB

    Bob Corlett
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    It's easy to think of recruiting as a simple transaction with a clear end result — hire someone. But the hiring process should go much deeper than predictably making good hires. It should also lead to long-term employee productivity and retention — which can only occur when candidates “fit in” and know what results are expected of them. So how can the hiring process best predict success on the job? Candidate Selection Many recruiting processes are designed to quickly find “ideal resumes,” chock-full of the right keywords. Unfortunately, one of the least…
  • What is a Top Performer?

    Bob Corlett
    4 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Everyone wants to hire top performers, but how do you know one when you see one?   It's not an easy question. Unless you are constantly hiring for the exact same position, you cannot possibly know who the current top performers are in your job market, what skills actually drive their results, or what their compensation should be. You certainly won't know whether any of them would consider working for you. At the beginning of a search, hiring managers can put themselves in a position to learn from the job market, but cannot presume to already understand the job market. Yet, most…
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    Undercover Recruiter

  • 10 Things Unsuccessful Recruiters Do All the Time

    guest
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Recruiting new staff can be time consuming and costly, so attracting the right candidates who will prove a long-term asset to a business is crucial. Time and time again, however, many recruiters fail to find the right people to work for them, which, in many instances, could have been avoided from the outset. Here are […] 10 Things Unsuccessful Recruiters Do All the Time Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • A Day in the Life of a Recruitment Consultant: –An Outsider’’s Perspective

    Newman Stewart
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:03 am
    Last month I had the opportunity to take part in a training course given to our recruitment consultants. Whilst not a consultant myself, I found the experience to be both fascinating and highly valuable. It covered everything from questioning techniques to the psychology of negotiation and it really helped me to appreciate exactly what a […] A Day in the Life of a Recruitment Consultant: –An Outsider’’s Perspective Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • Why Recruiters Should Watch #TheApprentice

    guest
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Love or loathe the contestants on The Apprentice, there’s no denying that the show is a great source of lessons for recruiters! We look at our top 10 reasons to switch on: The candidates focus on their presentation: Whether the candidates are excellent or, frankly, terrible – they all have one thing in common; they […] Why Recruiters Should Watch #TheApprentice Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • 5 Things You Must Consider Before Taking that Job

    guest
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Congrats on getting a job offer! You spent hours preparing, talking to people, and interviewing, All your efforts had paid off! Now what do you do next? How do you decide whether to accept the job offer? Better yet, if you have two job offers in hand, how do you decide on which one to […] 5 Things You Must Consider Before Taking that Job Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
 
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    Resume Writing Services

  • Five Career Benefits of Attending Industry Conferences

    Martin Buckland
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    © kasto – Fotolia.com Just being listed as a member of a professional association can help you be found by recruiters who go through these directories to source talent. But you’ll get far better results if you’re active in the group. When we discussed how to choose an executive networking group, I suggested you nominate yourself for a volunteer position, ideally a leadership role such as president, treasurer, or membership chair. On your resume and LinkedIn profile, this tells recruiters, HR hiring managers, and colleagues that you are highly respected by your peers. As a bonus, if…
  • Why You Need to Be a Detective in Your Job Search

    Martin Buckland
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:07 am
    Being a detective is a lot easier now than when I first became a Scotland Yard detective. Why? I didn’t have access to the Internet. That global resource would have provided me with a whole new array of tools to do my police work. Today it’s a lot easier to uncover facts than it’s ever been. And it’s a lot faster. The data is readily accessible, from virtually any computer or mobile device. © olly – Fotolia.com When I was a detective in the field, we didn’t even have cell phones, only walkie-talkie radios in the car. It was a much simpler time, which you could see in the…
  • Are Your References Ready?

    Martin Buckland
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    You’ve had a successful interview and were asked to provide references. It’s time to pore over your list of contacts, ask if they’re willing to speak on your behalf, and brief them about this specific job opportunity. Right? WRONG! © intheskies – Fotolia.com Your references should be sourced at the same time you’re building your job search plan, refining your career goals, and writing your resume. Don’t leave it to the last moment. Who should be on your reference list? Generally, the rule of thumb for an executive job search is to have from five to seven references. These…
  • Choosing the Best ATS Keywords: Is Your Resume Scannable?

    Martin Buckland
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    When you write a resume today, you have to make sure it can be read by two different audiences: the traditional human eye and an automated tracking system (ATS). Human resource professionals and executive recruiters use this scanning technology to scan and store a high volume of resumes based on industry- and functional-specific keywords. The system then produces a short list of viable candidates. © aey – Fotolia.com Here are my top three tips for choosing and formatting these keywords effectively for an ATS-friendly resume. Brainstorming your resume keywords In helping my clients…
  • How to Conduct an Effective Informational Interview

    Martin Buckland
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    An informational interview is when you meet with an influencer for general advice and details about a potential future workplace. While it can be intimidating and you may be rejected some of the time, don’t be afraid to ask for these meetings. © DragonImages – Fotolia.com Conquer that fear, because the more interviews you ask for, the more you will get. More and more people you meet these days have been through their own career transition process. That means they understand the benefits of informational interviews, and are willing to spend some time, whether it be in an office…
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    jobs, employment in USA - Careerjet

  • Technical Sales Specialist 100%

    1 Nov 2014 | 12:57 am
    BACHEM AG - Torrance, CA - Technical Sales Specialist 100% Bachem. Leading beyond peptides Bachem is an independent, publicly quoted, globally operating swiss-based biotech company with a comprehensive range of services for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Bachem is a leader in the development o...
  • Sales Specialist (Governance, Risk, Compliance) Jobs

    1 Nov 2014 | 12:57 am
    Thomson Reuters - USA - Title:Sales Specialist (Governance, Risk, Compliance) ID:JREQ017568 Description Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for business and professionals. Thomson Reuters combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical info...
  • Independent Driver

    1 Nov 2014 | 12:57 am
    Yulee, FL - Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money while transporting people get around town in your own car. Uber is a smartphone app that connects drivers with riders with the tap of a button. You can earn anywhere from $20-35/hour in fares, and $1200+/week - more than any ridesharin...
  • Urology

    1 Nov 2014 | 12:57 am
    Spot On Recruiting, Inc. NCHCR - Las Vegas, NV - No visa's. BE/BC Urologist to join a hospital owned clinic. Currently there is a solo practitioner who will cross cover for call coverage purposes. Financial: - Income guarantee - CME - Marketing - Loan repayment - Sign on bonus - Relocation Facility: - 150 bed...
  • Independent Driver

    1 Nov 2014 | 12:57 am
    Grafton, MA - Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money while transporting people get around town in your own car. Uber is a smartphone app that connects drivers with riders with the tap of a button. You can earn anywhere from $20-35/hour in fares, and $1200+/week - more than any ridesharin...
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  • The Best Way to Clean Your Window Panes

    admin
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:31 am
    Having a hard time cleaning your window panes with soap and water with a squeegee? Well, it can be tough especially if the dirt and stain can’t be easily removed since it has already sticking on the window pane. Fret no more since there are the fast and easy ways on how you can clean your window panes the DIY way. The first thing you need to do is to prepare the materials you would need. You would surely need water, squeegee or a clean wet and dry cleaning cloth and some cleaning materials you can use to take away the stain on your window panes. Now, you can start in the interior part of…
  • Tips on How to Take Good Care of Pressure Washers

    admin
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:33 am
    A pressure washer is a very convenient equipment to have. It helps you clean places in your home, like your garage and the exterior of your house. They are very easy to use and they are a big help in getting things done. So, how can you maintain and care for your pressure washers? Here are a few tips! If you need further info, you may want to visit http://www.thebestpressurewasherreviews.net. Prevent Cavitation The occurrence of cavitation can cause the breakdown of your pressure washer. When cavitation occurs in your pressure washer, it means that there are air cavities being formed in the…
 
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    Vault.com Blogs

  • Will Law Firms Increase Salaries in 2015?

    30 Oct 2014 | 5:51 am
    Earlier this month NALP released the results of its 2014 Associate Salary Survey which, to nobody's surprise whatsoever, showed that BigLaw associate starting salaries are not going up anytime soon. In fact, associates starting at large firms in 2014 are less likely to be making $160,000 than associates in the class of 2013.
  • Are the New Options Available for Student Loan Refinancing Right for You?

    29 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    For many recent graduates, the thought of paying back the principal amount of their student loans can be overwhelming, add in the additional compound interest they’ll be paying over the life of the loan and the total student loan figure can become utterly nauseating. As a result (and because it is unlikely their
  • 29 Technical Interview Questions Tech Firms Ask Internship Candidates

    29 Oct 2014 | 4:11 am
    Yesterday, Vault released its Top 50 Internships For 2015. The rankings were calculated using data culled from our latest Internship Experience Survey, which was administered earlier this year to 5,800 interns at 100 internship programs. Survey respondents-which came from a variety of industries, including finance, consulting, energy, consumer products, media, and tech-were asked to rate their programs in five areas.
  • Sample Cover Letter to a Google Recruiter

    29 Oct 2014 | 3:25 am
    The following has been adapted from the Vault Career Guide to the Internet and Social Media.  Your resume and cover letter are your primary marketing tools to help you get hired. These documents-along with your educational achievements, professional skills and experience, and interviewing skills-will determine whether you land an interview or not. Cover letters should highlight your accomplishments and tell a company what you can do for it (e.g.
  • Top 50 Internships For 2015

    28 Oct 2014 | 2:54 am
    Earlier this year, Vault invited more than 500 organizations to participate in our annual Internship Experience Survey. The survey asked current and former interns to comment on and rate their internship experiences on a variety of factors. This year, we heard from 5,800 interns who reviewed 100 different internship programs.
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    CFO Coach

  • Want to versus Have to

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    I just returned from an intensive 3-day retreat with my colleagues. The non-stop brainstorming, idea generating, planning, and strategizing is always energizing and completely refreshing. One of the very insightful topics we discussed was the “want to” versus “have to” mindset. Want to … pie-in-the-sky dreams that may or may not come true but we definitely spend time thinking we would sure like to do them and even how fun it would be to do them. Have to … can be life-changing and empowering steps that often lead to fulfillment of our “want.” My take-away … The things we…
  • It’s Not About a Resume

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    When prospects reach out to me, it is almost always because they need / want a resume. But it’s not about a resume. It never is. It never will be. The resume is just the end piece of a process to uncover a CFO’s marketability and value to a prospective company. Resume Don’t get me wrong … a resume is still necessary somewhere along the job search process, but the real value of developing a resume is in helping a client understand his potential value to a target audience and then crafting both the verbal and written value messaging to give him solid positioning. It’s easy to write a…
  • Feeding the Un-hatched Chicken

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    You are no doubt familiar with the cliché … don’t count your chickens before they hatch … right? And yet, it is a common phenomenon in the job search process. Maybe somewhere in your career climb, you were tripped up by the perception of “it’s a done deal,” when it wasn’t even close to done. Everything seems to be moving along quite nicely … You go on an interview … Score! You continue through the process … Score again! You become a top three candidate … Score big time! And then, You wait … Score, um, … maybe? And wait … Not sure it was a Score after all. And wait…
  • Super CFOs are Strong CEO Prospects

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    In the last week, I’ve read numerous articles about the appeal of Chief Financial Officers to fill the top seat of Chief Executive Officer. Articles in the Wall Street Journal, Crain’s, and the StartUpProfessionals blog, among others, are buzzing. On the flip side, there was a question in the Proformative community asking … can’t I just be content to be a CFO? Apparently the train has now officially left the station. That does not mean … – You missed it, or – You have to be on it Aspiring to be a CFO and being perfectly content with your role in that capacity is…
  • The Job Search Breakdown

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    15 Sep 2014 | 8:26 am
    Remember the good old days when someone needed a job, they would apply for a position that was a good fit for their skills and get hired in a relatively short period of time? Me either. And I sincerely believe those days are gone forever. The Broken Process There are several things in play in today’s job search that I think support my belief. It is MUCH more challenging to find a job if you don’t have a job. “Fair” is not a word that has any weight in the job search process, at least from a candidate perspective, when that candidate is unemployed. Passive candidates still get the nod,…
 
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    AOL Jobs

  • Meet The Entrepreneur Changing The Future For Women of Afghanistan

    Sarah Browne
    31 Oct 2014 | 6:37 am
    Getty You may have read about Roya Mahboob when the Afghani women's rights pioneer was chosen as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential in 2013. You may have heard about her role as founder of a successful software company that's creating jobs for women in countries where simply walking into an Internet-enabled cafe is dangerous. You may even have heard of her inspired use of crypto-currency bitcoin to ensure that female employees without traditional bank accounts receive their pay. But nothing compares with meeting Roya Mahboob in person. It's tempting to ignore what's taboo in…
  • The Week That Was (10/27 - 10/31)

    AOL Jobs Staff
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    Getty Happy Halloween, AOL Jobs readers! Sure, ghosts and goblins are scary enough, but do you want to know what's really scary? As we're well aware, the career world is full of situations that are the stuff nightmares are made of--the job search, for one thing, but also bad bosses, the minimum wage grind...the list goes on. For some creepy delights, check out our stories on Craigslist job hunts and office bathroom etiquette, or just take a look at the week's top posts below. And don't look behind you... 1. Fighting Cancer, Living to Face the Job Search 2. Where To Intern In 2015: Vault's Top…
  • Cool Jobs: Pastry Chef

    AOL Jobs Staff
    31 Oct 2014 | 3:11 am
    Getty Who doesn't love a good pastry? A solid bear claw or croissant is undoubtedly one of the best ways to start your morning (although your waistline may act otherwise), making pastry chefs particularly worthy of gratitude among the breakfast-related workforce. So why not try out for a job as a pastry chef yourself? We've got an opening for one this week, along with all the other enticing jobs you've come to expect from our weekly Cool Jobs roundup. What else is in the mix? Well, a high-paying job in loss prevention, for starters, along with some great finds in web design and manufacturing.
  • Finding a Job on Craigslist -- Carefully

    Susan P Joyce
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:04 am
    Alamy Craigslist is a unique site with 700 local sites in 70 countries offering 80 million classified ads to the people in those locations. On Craigslist, you can find everything from jobs to places to live (for sale and rent) and many things to purchase. Craigslist Has Advantages Craigslist is different from traditional job boards in four important ways: Jobs posted on Craigslist are often not posted elsewhere. Posting jobs is free or inexpensive (compared with a traditional job board) for employers. Small and very small employers use Craigslist more often than large employers. Craigslist…
  • UPS Driver 'Soccer Kicks' $12,000 Package

    Mack Gelber
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:49 am
    If you're going by headlines alone, shipping companies are seemingly staffed primarily by angry men whose workaday stresses have driven them to take out their rage on inanimate objects. It's a story that surfaces once every couple of weeks: a delivery dude on a security video wallops some poor, helpless package into submission. This time, though, the delivery dude in question brought some stylish soccer-style moves to the table. As CBS2 reports, a UPS driver was delivering a package to Westbury, NY's East Hills Instruments, when an employee told him that the company couldn't accept anything…
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    Business Fitness

  • Unearthing Your Creative Side: It’s All in How You Dig.

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

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

    Dawn Lennon
    6 Jul 2014 | 12:46 pm
    “How do good supervisors get a correct read on their employees?” That’s the questions I left you with at the end of Episode #5. Supervisors tend to draw all kinds of conclusions about their employees based upon behaviors they see … Continue reading →
  • 4 Ways Distraction Threatens Your Career | Fight Back

    Dawn Lennon
    15 Jun 2014 | 3:04 pm
    Distracted? Never, you claim, always fully tuned in, just multitasking. It’s a popular self-deception. We’re all guilty to a degree. Research has long debunked the notion of multitasking, our claim of being engaged in multiple things (aided by our digital … Continue reading →
  • Getting Your Head Around Supervising–Episode #5 | Boundary Mistakes

    Dawn Lennon
    1 Jun 2014 | 1:42 pm
    “What are the boundary mistakes that supervisors make and how do you fix them?” That’s the question I left you with at the end of Episode # 4. A boundary is border or a limit. At work, boundaries are about … Continue reading →
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    ILostMyJob.com

  • New This Week at ILostMyJob.com (10/20/14 – 10/24/14)

    ilostmyjob
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    2 New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday October 21st 9:30am CST: Finding Your Passion, Purpose and Power in Career Transition…with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/427796592 One of the great discoveries you make in life is the answer to the question, “Who am I?”  One of the deepest needs of human existence is to know that our lives count for something; that our gifts and talents are being used to make a difference. Since work is so much a part of our lives, we want it to be meaningful. Are you eager to live the…
  • New This Week at ILostMyJob.com (10/13/14 – 10/17/14)

    ilostmyjob
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    3 New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday October 14th 11am CST: Re-THINK Your Job Search with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/416923905 Starting with a great question:  What Can I Still Achieve in 2014? Are you committed to “REACHING FOR EXCELLENCE” and POWERFULLY approaching 2014? This webinar will be LIFE CHANGING AND EMPOWERING, offering you an opportunity to have huge breakthroughs in your thinking. It will be 90 minutes filled will BRILLIANT insights that will support you to shift your mindset wherever…
  • New This Week at ILostMyJob.com (10/6/14 – 10/10/14)

    ilostmyjob
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    3 New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday October 7th 11am CST: Are You Making These Frequent Job Search Mistakes? with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/377597952 Re-THINK! Don’t Make These Mistakes! FREE Webinar Come get the competitive edge and learn what mistakes not to make. As a results coach and a recruiting professional, I’ve learned it’s not always the most qualified person who gets the job. How well do you think you are doing on your job search? Are you making mistakes? In this presentation, we…
  • New This Week at ILostMyJob.com (8/25/14-8/29/14)

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

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

  • #TChat Preview: World Of Work Productivity And E-mail Excellence

    TalentCulture Team + Guests
    31 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, November 5, 2014, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). The #TChat radio portion runs the first 30 minutes from 7-7:30 pm ET, followed by the #TChat Twitter chat from 7:30-8 pm ET. Last week we talked about the business leadership cliff and how to avoid it, and this week we’re going to talk about productivity and e-mail excellence. Yes, that right — productivity and e-mail excellence. The fact is, no matter how much some of us feel that e-mail is killing “world of work” productivity, it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. And while…
  • The Bravery Of Being Fearlessly Authentic

    Kevin W. Grossman
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    “We play the game With the bravery of being out of range We zap and maim With the bravery of being out of range…” —Roger Waters (musician and writer) Small craters pocked the desk around her laptop dock. Tiny tendrils of sulfurous smoke rose from each one, like poisonous snakes entranced by music only they could hear. Pens lay strewn like bodies left behind on a war-ravaged beach. Jodi rubbed her eyes with shrapnel scarred hands and gazed again into her laptop screen. She thought, Where did it go? The email — it was right there with all the others earlier that morning. Her boss, a…
  • Could Employee Appreciation Transform Your Hiring Strategies?

    David Bator
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Employee retention is an important business consideration because high turnover rates are costly and often detrimental to overall team performance. However, even with the best retention rates, companies usually need to hire new workers once in a while. Whether they’re expanding or filling the holes left by retirees, leaders seek talented candidates who are excellent fits for the open roles. Anyone who’s been involved in the hiring process can attest to the fact that the whole ordeal can be quite a hassle, often with less than optimal results. So are you stuck with the…
  • Getting Things Done Vs. Making An Impact

    Deidre Paknad
    30 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    There is a lot of discussion about productivity, but I’ve always preferred the term velocity. I’ve found that my velocity to goal determines my career velocity. By that I mean the speed and efficiency with which I achieve my goals determines the speed and degree of career growth I experience. If I use half the time and half the people, capital and other resources to achieve the goal as planned or as a peer, there will be career reward and recognition. As importantly, the organization can then apply the unused time, capital, people and other resources to achieving more than it planned or…
  • #TChat Recap: Leadership Development: At The Cliff

    Meghan M. Biro
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:30 am
    Leadership Development: At The Cliff Being a leader is a constant reminder that you are a manager of people. Leadership development has never before been more recognized in the World of Work than it is today. Leaders have to be able to drive and manage change effectively. The truth is there a doubt that lingers in the World of Work that believes leaders are not capable of effectively driving and managing change, and it comes from at least 44% of executives that expressed their doubt, during a global study conducted by Oxford Economics and was commissioned by Sap SuccessFactors. This week our…
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    DirectEmployers Association

  • Because of Your Service, I Can: Buy My First Home and Remodel It

    DirectEmployers Association
    1 Nov 2014 | 12:30 am
    We are truly fortunate to have the freedom to pursue our dreams and soak up the simplest moments – while safe from harm. This is all possible because of the countless brave men and women who have served our country and defended our liberty. The following is part of a series that captures a small sampling of what we can cherish because of veterans. This video comes from our Communications Manager Kacie Firkins: May we never forget that freedom isn’t free. What does it mean to you? Share your “I can…” story with the #ICanBecauseofVets hashtag. The post Because of Your…
  • Member Spotlight Series: Creating an In-House Search Group

    Katie Pfledderer
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Recruiting executives and other hard-to-fill positions bring their own unique set of challenges, which is why it it’s not uncommon for companies to invest in outside firms and pay high fees to get the job done. Member Emory University was no exception, but they wanted to tackle this challenge by creating an in-house search group in order to: Reduce the cost of outside agency fees annually used by the Emory University community. Become self-sustaining as well as a revenue-generating department for Emory. Deliver a lower cost recruiting option for executive and hard-to-fill searches to…
  • Member Spotlight Series: How Emory University Used Social Media Recruiting for Improved and Quicker Hires

    Nancy Holland
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:06 am
    While incorporating social media into the recruitment marketing mix is a fairly common practice now, companies are still fine-tuning their approach and KPIs to further demonstrate ROI. One company that has been successful in this area is Member Emory University. Through careful planning and focus, Emory University has incorporated social media to further extend their budget while also reducing the perception that department managers need to use outside placement firms to fill key positions outside the enterprise. Objectives One of the first steps in creating a successful social media strategy…
  • Member Spotlight Series: AOL’s Cultural Ambassador Program

    Nancy Holland
    29 Oct 2014 | 8:14 am
    Debuted at DirectEmployers 2013 Annual Meeting & Conference, the Member Awards Competition served as a way to pay special recognition to our Members’ initiatives in the areas of recruitment, technology and OFCCP compliance. Members from all different industries submitted their unique programs and we were impressed with each of the campaigns our Members had created. One such submission, and runner-up in the tier 1 category, came from Member company AOL. Aptly named the Cultural Ambassador Program (CAP), this initiative sought to significantly raise the bar on incoming talent by creating…
  • Unplugged with John C. Fox: Value of DirectEmployers to Employers

    DirectEmployers Association
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    Nearly a year ago, DirectEmployers Association announced an alliance with employment law attorney John C. Fox to provide interpretation and clarify the many misunderstandings related to the new OFCCP regulations for VEVRAA and Section 503. With over 35 years of experience as one of the nation’s premier employment law experts, Fox brings innate knowledge of wage-hour and employment discrimination class actions, discrimination law, OFCCP law and procedure, employment contract disputes and wrongful termination to the Association. John feels strongly about the value that DirectEmployers…
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    UIAA ACC Blog

  • Alumnus Entrepreneur Profiled - George Vlagos

    30 Oct 2014 | 3:31 pm
    Alumnus Entrepreneur George Vlagos '04 BALAS (UI), the Founder / Design Director of Oak Street Bootmakers has been profiled on Yahoo Finance in June 2014 and Inc Magazine in 2011. He wedded a traditional business and work ethic to modern drive and a little marketing to build an in demand product. Learn more about his story through the linked pages.
  • Entrepreneur Ventures for the Young at Heart

    27 Oct 2014 | 7:48 am
     ...Not just the young.  Daryl Rowland describes programs designed for Gen-x and Boomer Entrepreneurs in his Huffington post article, "Next Tech Boom May Be Fueled By Grandpa Power." Rowland highlights what is happening in Cleveland, but similar programs are probably happening close to home as well. Use this article for inspiration and visit our "Entrepreneurs & Small Business" page for additional resources.
  • Best Websites from Entrepreneurs

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:34 am
    Check out these 50 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs published at Inc.com (Last Updated Sept 16, 2014) In Workshop 1 of our three workshop series on Starting, Growing, and Selling Your Business, Presenter Lema Khorshid ’01 BUS (UI), and panelists Anna Maria Viti-Welch and Erin R. Cohn, heavily recommended number's 33 and 35, sba.gov and score.org, respectively.   Which Websites are your favorites as an Entrepreneur? Share your thoughts in the comments here or social media share button at the top of the page.   Workshop 2, Growing Your Business is October 28. Register today.
  • The Top 10 Traits of Inc. 500 Entrepreneurs

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Do you have the traits of the "The Top 10 Traits of Inc. 500 Entrepreneurs"? How have you already used these traits? What were the outcomes? How can you build these traits? For help identifying your stories and the relevant skills, you can use the transferable skills exercises in the UIAA Virtual Career Center. This topic is available under the "Career Choice" tab. Alumni do need to be registered and logged into the UIAA Virtual Career Center to see the content pages.
  • Last Chance for Full Entrepreneurial Workshop Series

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    The Three Stages of Your Entrepreneurial Venture - A Legal Perspective, a 3-part workshop on starting, growing, and selling your business, starts October 21. Fee waived for alumni.  This workshop series by Lema Khorshid ’01 BUS (UI), Founding Partner and Attorney with Fuksa Khorshid, LLC, is designed to provide you with valuable business and legal insight that will help you succeed through the multiple stages of your entrepreneurial venture. From launching your business to growing your brand and eventually selling your company, there are key legal aspects that you must…
 
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    Here We Are. Now What?

  • The Most Powerful Tools for Change

    Terrence Seamon
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    Someone asked me, What are the most recommended tools to bring about a needed change?My answer: The best tools are still a conference room, a flipchart with markers, the right participants, and a good facilitator equipped with powerful questions.And one more thing: a simple process to use as a roadmap.The Gleicher Change Formula, D x V x F > R (pictured to the left), is a great starting point.Here's a quick breakdown:- D - To make change, there has to be Dissatisfaction with the status quo. This is critical, but not enough by itself. People live for years with dissatisfactory conditions, at…
  • Free Webinar for Leaders: Managing Transitions to Change - Feb. 18 at 2 pm EST

    Terrence Seamon
    10 Feb 2014 | 5:30 am
    I will be the featured guest for a free webinar next week!Managing Transitions to Change: Wisdom for Leaders on Life in the Transition Zone - In today’s competitive business world, an organization’s success depends largely upon its ability to respond to change. How we manage change and lead people through transitions has a tremendous impact on productivity, and thereby business success. Failure to recognize and respond to the needs of people in transition can cause slowdowns, roadblocks, bottlenecks, and negative attitudes, ultimately defeating the change process. This 45 minute…
  • On starting Facilitation Solutions

    Terrence Seamon
    7 Feb 2014 | 6:20 am
    A few years ago, I was interviewed by a site called Maestro about why I started Facilitation Solutions.Q. What inspired you to start your own company?The idea of having my own company has been in my heart and on my mind for most of my 30+ year career. I’ve always wanted to be my own boss. Call my own shots. Have a broad portfolio of clients. Variety. Diversity.And one more thing: I’ve always wanted to make the world a better place. As an external consultant, you can touch a wide range of organizations. Steve Jobs said, “Make a dent in the universe.” That’s what I want to do.So the…
  • What does OD mean to you?

    Terrence Seamon
    6 Feb 2014 | 5:15 pm
    A couple years ago, Rowena Morais, the editor of HR Matters, asked me for my input on the field of Organization Development. She was conducting a global survey of OD practitioners on the state of OD.I was asked, What is OD? What does OD mean to you – what are the things that you believe the person tasked with this role should look to manage and resolve?Here's what I said.At its essence, OD is about change. The person tasked with an OD role is an agent of change. The intent of organisational change is to improve the operating effectiveness of some part of the organisational system (or the…
  • Be A Small Leader

    Terrence Seamon
    3 Feb 2014 | 11:33 am
    U.S. President John Quincy Adams once said, "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."Now there is a model of leadership that is well within reach of the ordinary person.American folk music legend Pete Seeger died a few days ago at age 94. Not only had he helped pioneer the folk music movement of the 1960's, he was a social activist as well, whose efforts helped clean up the Hudson River.In an interview, Seeger was asked how he feels about America's future. He said that he was optimistic.But he added "Be wary of great leaders. Hope…
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    SELF-PROMOTION FOR INTROVERTS

  • Introverts’ Quick-Start Guide – Part 2

    Nancy
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:21 pm
    Peter Vogt, author, The Introvert Manifesto In the first part of this interview with Peter Vogt, author of the new book, The Introvert Manifesto, he describes “The 4 Pillars of Introvert Well-Being,” a handy tool he created to help introverts navigate their day-to-day needs. In this second part, Vogt offers refreshing insights about some typical challenges that introverts face: teamwork, multitasking, and overtalk. He also describes how he reconciles his need for recognition with his natural tendency to avoid the spotlight—something many an introvert can relate to. NA: You say that…
  • Introverts’ Quick-Start Guide – Part 1

    Nancy
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:21 pm
    The Introvert Manifesto by Peter Vogt is the latest addition to the increasingly popular literature by, for, and about introverts. My favorite thing about his book is how deeply he shares from his own experience—what rocks as well as jolts his world as an introvert, and what he’s learned to do about it. As background, Vogt and I first connected in the mid-aughts, when he interviewed me about introverts in the workplace for Monster.com; he spent nearly a decade as the college careers expert there. Vogt is career counselor in Moorhead, Minnesota. He publishes a monthly newsletter, Campus…
  • Generation Y: From Team Members to Leaders

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

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

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

  • What Recruiters Say and Job Seekers Hear [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Kirk Baumann
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Are job seekers and recruiters from different planets? With unemployed people outnumbering job openings three to one, you’d think recruiters could find the talent they need to fill positions. The problem is only 50 percent of job seekers actually have the qualifications needed for the job they apply to. It’s time to bridge the gap […]
  • How Important Are Certifications, Anyway?

    Kirk Baumann
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    When you’re looking for work, you want to present yourself as the best-prepared, most solid candidate a company could ever consider. With that in mind, many job seekers look at certifications as a way to set themselves apart. But these credentials cost time and money. Are they worth it? The answer, unfortunately, is “it depends.” It seems […]
  • 5 Ways to Become a More Valuable Asset to Your Company

    Kirk Baumann
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
      Congratulations! You have finally graduated college and have stepped into a career that shows immense promise! However becoming a valuable asset to your company requires hard work, dedication and that little something “extra.”  Trust me, your superiors will notice the work you put in to being a good employee, and you will benefit as […]
  • Keep Your Job Search Game Strong With These Tips [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Kirk Baumann
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    We’ve welcomed a few new players to the job search field. Today’s job seekers have more resources to help draw out the Xs and Os than ever before. The wealth of online resources and social platforms can help you break free from getting caught up in zone defense and look out on all sides. Social […]
  • 7 Embarrassing Meeting Dilemmas & How to Resolve Them

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

  • Bringing (vs. Following) Your Passion

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter A fan questioned Mike Rowe of “Dirty Jobs” on why he said that “follow your passion” was the worst advice he’d ever received. A snippet of Rowe’s response follows: “… I would never advise anyone to ‘follow their passion’ until I understand who they are, what they want, and why they want […] The post Bringing (vs. Following) Your Passion appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • A Resume Is Your Passport, So Keep It Current

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:40 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Whether you are an experienced professional with many years in the workforce or just out of college, a resume is your passport to new and exciting fields of endeavor and should be regarded for the power it possesses. Here are six Dos and Don’ts to consider with this valuable document. DO keep your resume […] The post A Resume Is Your Passport, So Keep It Current appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • The Value of Your Why

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
      By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Entering into our fourth year of change has been exhaustingly disruptive and exhilaratingly wonderful. Arm in arm, my husband and I walk closely, planning, commiserating, scheming, doing, hoping and achieving. The path is not always clear, the vision oft blurry, but the “why” is ever present.  We value our freedom; we value opportunities for self […] The post The Value of Your Why appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • 6 Tips to Achieve Job Zen

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:34 am
      By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Anyone who says they are 100 percent satisfied with their job in many cases is either being dishonest or their boss is standing nearby. Anyone who says they are zero percent satisfied, on the other hand, can most probably be believed and really should be looking for another employer. The majority of folks […] The post 6 Tips to Achieve Job Zen appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • How to Respond Boldly When Shift Happens

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    7 Sep 2014 | 9:02 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter When shift happens in your life and your career, are you ready to enact the bold moves? Or, do you pump your fists, shed a few tears and then continue life and job search strategy as usual? Lethargy and frustration infect our bodies and our minds when we realize our fitness and nutrition routines […] The post How to Respond Boldly When Shift Happens appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
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    KrantCents

  • Barcodes – Here Is What Your Business Is Missing As You Delay Getting Them

    Krantcents
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    These days, it’s next to impossible to find a product in the supermarket that doesn’t have a barcode, which makes sense considering how quickly and efficiently barcodes let a cashier work. However, barcodes are useful outside the supermarket as well. Since their application has expanded to almost every sphere of business and human interaction, you need to adopt the technology for your business as well if you haven’t already. A barcode is a piece of visual information in the form of bars or other shapes that a machine can decode into information that an individual can read and…
  • Understanding How Video Conferencing Can Support the Financial Sector

    Krantcents
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:07 am
    Whether you’re an independent financial adviser, or working for a leading global firm, chances are you’ve had some interesting requests from your clients. From asking for face-to-face meetings during the holidays to late night questions about their financial status, these customers need a lot from you. However, that doesn’t mean you’re on your own when it comes to connecting with the people that count on you to keep their accounts out of the red. The financial world and video conferencing have quite a lot to offer one another in this regard, so don’t discount the power of this…
  • Why Save and Invest?

    Krantcents
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:08 am
    Why save and invest? If you don’t, you would have to save about two thousand ($2,000) dollars per month for nearly forty (40) years to accumulate one million ($1,000,000) dollars. If you invest as little as five thousand ($5,000) dollars per year with a seven (7%) percent annual return, you will accumulate one million ($1,000,000) dollars by retirement. What are you going to do? Start with savings Start with saving about ten percent (10%) of your earnings. Your next step is to start investing. Typically, this means a company sponsored 401(k) plan. There is usually a variety of mutual funds…
  • How to Become Financially Fit

    Krantcents
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:09 am
    What is financially fit? You can measure your physical fitness in a variety of ways. You can measure your heart rate, pulse, strength, body composition, flexibility, coordination, etc.How do you know if you are financially fit?“Being physically fit is having the energy to perform your daily duties alertly and with vigor, while also maintaining adequate energy for leisure activities.” Are you financially fit? If you were overweight, you would go on a diet and exercise. You might make some changes in what you eat and how much you exercise. It generally means setting goals and measuring your…
  • 25 Money Savings Tips for Everyone

    Krantcents
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
    These are 25 money saving tips, I use daily/weekly/monthly and they work!  I learned at a very early age that I needed to save my money to get the things I wanted.  Notice, I said the things I wanted.  My parents provided the things I needed!  Previously, I wrote “10 Changes Can Make Millions” and I thought I would share some more.  Start making changes today and you can start saving for what you want too. 25 Money Saving Tips: Walk, bicycle,  public transportation and sell your car - During my working career, I used buses, trains, ride shared, carpooled and even accepted paid…
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    Allison Cheston — Career Connector » Blog

  • 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 … read more
  • 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 … read more
  • 6 Ways to Be a Standout Summer Intern

    Allison
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Getting a summer internship is the first step; here's how to make it count for your career. read more
  • Looking for a Job With Meaning? Here Are Four Ways to Find It

    Allison
    8 May 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Are you a 20-something seeking work with meaning? Are you willing to trade great mentoring and a dynamic work environment for a lower salary? If that’s the case, you are trending with your generation. And while making less money is not to be treated lightly, research shows that people who feel personally fulfilled … read more
  • Get That Summer Internship (Or Job) Now!

    Allison
    30 Apr 2014 | 2:10 pm
    You know how important it is to have internships during your college years. And if you haven’t already lined something up, there is still a bit of time—provided you’re not completely consumed with studying for finals at the expense of conducting a search! If you do these three things, at the very least, … read more
 
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    The Savvy Intern by YouTern

  • The 10 Scariest Job Seeker Mistakes Ever [Infographic]

    careerleaf
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Plenty of job seekers fail to realize that even the smallest mistakes have a huge impact on their success. The failure to do pre-interview research, grammatical errors in emails, or even having what is perceived as an unenthusiastic attitude will all leave you struggling to keep up in the frightening world of unemployment. Your job search doesn’t have to be scary, though. As shown in this infographic from Careerleaf, proper preparation can help you avoid the ten scariest job search mistakes...   
  • All Trick No Treat: Beware These 10 Creepy Career Moments

    Mark Babbitt
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    As young careerists are navigating their way into the workforce, it seems many – perhaps just happy to have a job or internship – are prone to ignoring some very scary red flags served up by monster-like employers. The fact is that as we progress through the hiring process, recruiters and hiring managers are prone to saying what we want to hear in candy-coated tones...   
  • Build Your Personal Network the Entrepreneur Way

    YEC
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Let’s face it: there’s a lot of networking advice out there. From my perspective, not enough of that advice is built around action, trust and building real human relationships – and too much of it is about increasing numbers of friends and followers. As an entrepreneur, numbers are of little value. Relationships matter, as do mentors, partners and champions. So I strive to build strong, trusting relationships on which we can do business together to our mutual benefit. Here’s how you can, too: Build Value for Others Understanding how to build value for other people first by…
  • 5 Ways to Show Gratitude After Getting the New Gig

    Simply Hired
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:10 am
    The research, preparation and hard work paid off. You should feel very proud of yourself. After all, you’ve landed your dream job! Before the flurry of new job jitters take hold, pause to pat yourself on the back. Then – because it’s unlikely your job hunt was a solo adventure – be sure to thank everyone that helped along the way. And I do mean everyone...   
  • How Humble Bragging About Former Employers Boosts Your Brand

    Work Coach Cafe
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Here’s a tip rarely utilized by job seekers: the more impressive you make your former employers look on your resume, the better you look to potential new employers. So, carefully (and truthfully) brag about your other employers! Present them as important and successful organizations, and tie your contributions directly to their success: Expand the description of your previous jobs to include positive descriptions of  the companies, too. In your resume, say something positive in the work history section of your resume to make the experience gained there more impressive and relevant.
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    Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA

  • How to Deal with Stereotypes at Work – 4 Tips

    Lei Han
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    A friend shared this Youtube video with me and I literally cried.  It talks about one stereotype that we all know about and how it affects us.  It’s amazing how stereotypes are so common in our society. Sometimes people use it intentionally in their communication to put down other people out of insecurity and other … Read More →The post How to Deal with Stereotypes at Work – 4 Tips appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • How to Deal with a Tough Boss – 5 Tips

    Lei Han
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    Someone just asked me to answer on Quora – How to deal with a unreasonable tough boss?  I want to share my answers here in case you also have a tough boss.    The person who asked me this question didn’t provide specifics, so I offered 5 general tips on how to deal with a tough … Read More →The post How to Deal with a Tough Boss – 5 Tips appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • Are You a “Pleaser Achiever”?

    Lei Han
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    A month ago, my boss mentioned that everyone on our team is a “Pleaser Achiever”?   I have been meaning to write about it ever since.  So what is a “Pleaser Achiever”, you may ask?  Well, let’s start with a simple quiz When someone comes to you for help at work and your boss tells you you can say … Read More →The post Are You a “Pleaser Achiever”? appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • Self-Confidence: Jim Carrey Tells Us How to Get it

    Lei Han
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:08 am
    Since I heard about Jim Carrey’s commencement speech a few weeks ago, I have listened to it three times.  Each time I seem to learn something new.  This 5 minute clip goes into the heart of why many of us can lack self-confidence and how we all have the power to get it back at any moment.  All it takes … Read More →The post Self-Confidence: Jim Carrey Tells Us How to Get it appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • Growth Mindset Example – Learnings from My 4-day Cleanse

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

  • 10 Ways Career Consulting Can Help You Get a Job

    Lucy Skipper
    30 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    There are two schools of thought about career planning. One is that you can do it all yourself. After all, it isn’t rocket science is it? The other is that you are best served by having a third party help you, ideally a professional who knows about the careers space.
  • How to Manage Senior Colleagues

    Lucy Skipper
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Seeking to manage senior colleagues well is a really good intention. Any amount of time that you invest in learning how is going to be valuable to you in some way. Quite often it’s not an immediate thing. It’s one of those activities that you nibble away at over time, striving to build richness in your relationship with each co-worker.
  • 10 Steps to Understanding Corporate Governance

    Lucy Skipper
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    As time goes on what you notice in the world of business is that the governance of corporations gets more rigorous. It’s part of the natural development of a complex and sophisticated society. As a result, trying to understand corporate governance may seem overwhelming. These steps will help you to break down the process.
  • How to Enhance Your Career with a Career Coach

    Lucy Skipper
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    There are three broad areas where you can advance your career with a career coach: career transition, career development and career strategy. Let’s look at these areas now.
  • 10 Steps to Targeting the Right Sector for You

    Lucy Skipper
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The scattergun approach to job search doesn’t work for many of us. By focusing on too many things we end up getting nothing, or the wrong thing. A much smarter and more effective way of finding a job is to target only one specific type of role instead of chasing after a multitude of options. And before we can identify the kind of position we want, we must first identify the kind of sector we want to work in.
 
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    Everyday Bright

  • How Do You Know If You’re Wasting Your Life?

    Jennifer Gresham
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:28 am
    The choices seem small and insignificant, but they plague you. Should you take a long walk outside or answer your email? Should you watch a movie or work on the book idea you’ve been talking about for years? And when are you going to finally enroll in that Spanish immersion class? Every day you feel pulled in different directions, torn between the things you want to do and the things you feel you have to. And that tension, quite frankly, is wearing you out. Instead of making a decision, night after night you allow yourself succumb to the things you think will make you feel less…
  • Are You Really Going to Wait Until It Hurts?

    Jennifer Gresham
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    What I was trying to do should have been simple. I was attempting to hold a small stack of books with my left arm, where my hand cupped one edge and my elbow cradled the other. But I couldn’t do it. I had noticed my wrist getting weaker for a couple of years. And thanks to some back pain issues, it had become clear my office set-up was probably the source of my problem. But I didn’t do anything about it. I didn’t see a doctor. I didn’t look for a new desk. I didn’t even take the simple step of ordering a wrist brace online. The questions is: why did I wait until I had nearly…
  • How Do You Choose the Right Career? Question Everything

    Jennifer Gresham
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:46 am
    It’s frustrating, isn’t it? You know there’s something better for you out there. Work that allows you to shine, to make a difference. Work for which you are appreciated, and if you dare to admit it, admired. But what kind of work is it? You’ve been asking yourself that question a long time. You thought the answer would eventually come if you just waited patiently enough, but it hasn’t. When you feel brave (or desperate), you ask your friends, family, mentors, and role models for their advice. The avalanche of opinions is enough to make your head spin. Everyone has a different idea…
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    Your Life YOUR Way

  • Protected: Habits of an empowered woman

    Tia
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    This content is password protected. To view it please enter your password below: Password: Liked this post? You'll also like:YLYW Interview # 16 – Lori Deschene on Tiny Buddha…Saturday Series “How to Use Adversity to Your…Stop Waiting, Start Living! 5 Ways to be Your Own…101 Self-Care Hacks: A Cheat Sheet to More Self-Love.ContributeThe post Protected: Habits of an empowered woman appeared first on Your Life YOUR Way.
  • Top 10 Ways You Lose Confidence + How To Get It Back.

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

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

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

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

  • You Don’t Need an HR Manager You Need a CEO

    Karla
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    Today’s local state one stop shop “Latest Jobs Posting” list includes a job post for a “Human Resources Manager”. Check out this hot mess and tell me if you would stick your big toe in the water with this management team. This is an entirely new position for our company, with limited support resources. Specifically, we have no formalized screening and on-boarding processes for hew hires: since Accounting administers the benefits and record keeping, there are no direct clerical subordinates. Our production associates come from the unskilled labor pool, with all of the attendant…
  • The Next Challenge in Employment

    Karla
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:43 pm
    This month I’m celebrating my 3rd year anniversary helping people with intellectual and developmental disabilities learn about, enter and retain employment. So, I decided to throw my own little celebratory blog party right here by sharing my thoughts on the next challenge in employment. Working age people in the US with disabilities The most recent data comes from 2012, the last time the American Community Survey was conducted. That year, the national unemployment rate hovered between 7.9 and 8.3 percent. 10.1% — Percentage of working age residents with any type of disability 66.8% —…
  • NEPA BlogCon Back Fresh Again in 2014

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

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

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

  • Resume Writing Strategies for LGBTQ Students

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    College students from 18-25 are very impressionable, but when they discover their identity as Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) students their world becomes complicated, not by choice. The lack of resources for LGBTQ students and the people who will provide unbiased counseling, depending where they live, are few. Rayna Anderson found that out when she decided to write her graduate paper last year, “Assessing the Readiness to Reveal: Resume Writing Strategies for LGBTQ Students.” Let’s be clear: Rayna’s paper has more to do with LGBTQ students…
  • The Elements of Resume Style with Scott Bennett

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    As hard as resumes are to write, the most effective ones are written plainly, clearly, and briefly. The struggle for most people is to capture reader’s attention through failing to communicate all three elements. One of the best guides in my opinion is The Elements of Resume Style. It is one of the books I reference serving my clients, and one I regularly recommend. Scott is my guest on today’s show. If you struggle with presenting a clear, brief, accomplishment-focused resume, then you will exceedingly receive much value from this conversation. What is your greatest challenge in…
  • How Can Underemployed Job Seekers Adapt to the New Workplace

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
      The underemployed face major obstacles in this job market. It’s hard to count under-employed job seekers and many statistically blends with the unemployed. Under-employment is a major obstacle and epidemic in our country. More than ever, unemployed job seekers are entering a new workplace with stresses such as lower salaries and taking positions lower than their education or previous experience. This episode will help you with some strategies and mindset to help underemployed job seekers adapt. If you are currently underemployed, or unemployed, and expect to take pay cuts or a…
  • How Can College Career Centers Thrive with Don Philabaum

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Career centers want to students to own their career destiny, and use the center’s plentiful resources. Parents are encouraged to disengage once their son or daughter land on campus. Many alumni associations are at a crossroads in understanding their role to help current and soon-to-be-graduates. These are few of the points of discontentment and contention that echo throughout this universal discussion. Don Philabaum is the author of CHANGE IT! Create a Career Centered College Culture. He has solutions of how to build a community to help increase student engagement and career success. Don is…
  • Enhance Your Job Search Through Infographic Resumes and Your Personal Brand

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    My colleagues and I advise you (in most cases) to stay at your current job until you find a desired career. Well, my friend and sometimes co-host Keith Townsend (@VirtualizedGeek) broke the social rules. He announced his departure from his job at a Big four company for an unknown destiny. Hannah Morgan (@careersherpa) is back to talk about her new book, “The Infographic Resume: How to Create a Visual Portfolio that Showcases Your Skills and Lands the Job.”  Welcome back to the podcast. I’d love to hear what you think about leaving a job before having another. Is that too…
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    FlexJobs

  • 14 Office Horror Stories That Make Us Glad We Work from Home

    Jessica Howington
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:50 am
    To celebrate Halloween, the FlexJobs team shared their worst office horror stories--the ones that make us grateful we all work from home now! The post 14 Office Horror Stories That Make Us Glad We Work from Home appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • Woman Finds Retirement Job to Help with ‘Bucket List’

    Kari Journigan
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:49 am
    For more people, a retirement job is a must later in life. Today's successful job seeker was able to find a remote job that lets her travel while working. The post Woman Finds Retirement Job to Help with ‘Bucket List’ appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • How to Set (and Keep) Your Own Deadlines as a Freelancer

    Blog Mutt
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:43 am
    As a freelancer, being able to set and keep your own deadlines is critical to your success. Like a game of chess, it's all about strategy. Read on! The post How to Set (and Keep) Your Own Deadlines as a Freelancer appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 13 Spooky Jobs with Flexibility Hiring Now!

    Jess Vyvial-Larson
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:22 am
    Every year at Halloween, we manage to dig up some great spooky jobs hiring now, and this year is no different! Check out these spooky jobs with flexibility. The post 13 Spooky Jobs with Flexibility Hiring Now! appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 7 Available-Now Freelance Virtual Admin Jobs

    Jessica Howington
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
    One of the most popular types of flexible jobs are virtual admin jobs. These administrative jobs are done remotely. Here are some great freelance options. The post 7 Available-Now Freelance Virtual Admin Jobs appeared first on FlexJobs.
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    Come Recommended | RSS Feed

  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Unbelievable Excuses For Calling In Sick

    Olivia Adams
    30 Oct 2014 | 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 Flexible Jobs: How to Find Success – Not Scams: Never search for online jobs using the keywords “work at home” or “work from home,” as these are what Fell calls “scam bait.” Instead, use keywords such as “flexible hours” and “telecommute.” Read…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Social Networks You Should Know

    Olivia Adams
    30 Oct 2014 | 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 4 Tips on How to Generate & Share Relevant Content: Through creating and effective content calendar and taking advantage of content curation, you’ll be able to create more content for your brand. Read more.  9 Examples of Extraordinary Infographics…
  • 5 Steps To Creating A Landing Page That Converts

    Olivia Adams
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Image Credit: Website SEO image from Bigstock. Do you wish you could attract more people to your business and land more customers? It might be time to throw out your traditional marketing tactics and focus on creating an awesome landing page for your website. Research shows only 22 percent of businesses are satisfied with their current conversion rates. If you aren’t satisfied with your conversion rates, creating a landing page could be your solution. Landing pages are a powerful tool for attracting customers and increasing conversions. Amazing landing pages are easy to read, include a…
  • How To Stand Up To Your Scary Boss

    Olivia Adams
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Angry business man image from Bigstock. Does your boss assign deadlines without notice? Does your boss yell at you for no reason at all? If you’ve experienced these situations at work, chances are you work for a very scary and terrible boss. Research shows that one out of five American workers say their boss has had a negative impact on their career. Scary bosses are likely managers who weren’t meant to be leaders in the first place. They’re probably people who received a promotion because of their hard work ethic, but don’t have the leadership skills to…
  • Penguin 3.0: 5 Things To Remember During Your Link Audit

    Olivia Adams
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Image Credit: Emperor penguins image from Bigstock. Just when you thought you escaped the wrath of Google’s Penguin update, Google rolled out Penguin 3.0 on October 17. With this update, there’s good and bad news for web masters and content marketers. The good news is, if you’ve spent the last year cleaning up your links, you’ll be rewarded with improved search engine results. The bad news is, if you haven’t completed an audit of your website, you can expect your search engine results to drop. Regardless of whether you’ve experienced a change in traffic,…
 
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  • Out of School & Don’t Have A Job? The Future Project & Jobberman.Com Present #Intern4jobs…Apply Now!

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    The Future Project (TFP) in partnership with Nigeria’s No. 1 recruitment website, Jobberman.com has formally announced its employability programme – Intern4Jobs which will up-skill and connect at least 100,000 young West Africans to jobs and job opportunities through internships over the next two years.The Intern4Jobs aims to empower young people with the practical skills they need to get jobs through its network of Internship Partners who take on young graduates into their firms and train them on the job for a period of 3 – 6 months.The on-the-job training is structured to…
  • Download the Decoding Global Talent 2014 Report

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
     DOWNLOAD THE DECODING GLOBAL TALENT 2014 REPORT!!!Jobberman – Nigeria’s No 1 Recruitment website – has released the Decoding Global Talent Survey 2014 Report in partnership with the Boston Consulting Group, one of the world’s leading management consultancies, and The Network, a global alliance of more than 50 leading recruitment websites.The Decoding Global Talent report presents 200,000 Survey Responses of jobseekers and workers worldwide on Global Mobility and Employment Preferences. Conducted in 189 countries, respondents were surveyed to learn what factors motivate…
  • Stanbic IBTC Bank Introduces #MovingForward Series

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
     Are you a job seeker/ entrepreneur? Then here is something empowering for you from Stanbic IBTC Bank.Entrepreneurs and professionals in Nigeria often have a hard time at succeeding in their fields. A recurring complaint from young people is the difficulty of finding actual Nigerian case-studies. To help ease this dilemma, Stanbic IBTC Bank introduces the #MovingForward series of interviews with entrepreneurs who have ‘moved forward’ in their business.Entrepreneurs from various industries open up and share their success story – from the inception of their ideas to how they…
  • What’s the Craziest Thing You’ve done to Get a Job?

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    I recently stumbled on a post online. It chronicled the several ‘outrageous’ things people have done to find a job. I find a lady, Kim Huynh’s, response exciting.Kim was recent university graduate, with no previous work experience and not a citizen or permanent resident of the country she wanted to work in. She was quite introverted, spoke English as a second language, and summarily unqualified for the role.Sensing her inadequacy, she resorted to applying for the job in a unique way – or maybe crazy way i should say. Here’s what she did in her own words:1) I…
  • APPLY: Access Bank Graduate Trainees Recruitment Programme 2014

    Micheal Okeje
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:44 am
    Access Bank Plc is recruiting fresh graduates for its 2014 Graduate Trainees Recruitment Programme.Access Bank Plc is a financial institution with presence in 9 countries in Africa, United Kingdom and in all major cities in Nigeria.The bank operates on a platform of strong ethics, governance and professionalism and constantly seeks to recruit high performing talents who are passionate about working in the banking industry.Jobberman.com, Nigeria’s No. 1 Recruitment website has been engaged by Access Bank PLC to source for suitable candidates for its 2014 Graduate Recruitment…
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    Women Powering Business

  • How Do We Solve the STEM Gender Gap?

    Kimberly Fahey
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:33 pm
    Kim Fahey, Vice President, Global Client Solutions I have a 3-year-old daughter.  She’s happy, fun and playful.  Each day, she insists upon dumping out every block in the house during play time and at night she carries 37 stuffed animals and dolls with her to bed.  During our recent drive to school, she asked “How are they building that house?” Overall, I think she’s demonstrating a broad array of interests.  As a parent, I want to foster her interests to offer her lots of options.  And I know I am not alone. In an effort to find some inspiration, I found this story about a…
  • My Best Boss Ever

    WPB Expert
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:34 am
    In honor of National Boss’s Day, five Randstad women leaders shared memories of outstanding bosses who have helped shape their careers. Read their stories and find out how a great boss can make a real difference in the lives of employees. Also, check out Four Ways to Be a Better Boss, based on our recent Randstad Engagement Study! The Power of Thank You Rebecca L. Harrell, Regional Vice President, Randstad US I had one boss from early in my career who taught me so much and was truly a great mentor. He was the president of the company I worked for, and I managed his operations. He had…
  • Are You a Workaholic?

    admin
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:55 pm
    The topic of work/life balance made headlines again this week after a wealthy businessman resigned as head of a trillion-dollar investment fund to spend more time with his family. Former PIMCO CEO Mohamed El-Erian said he made the decision after his 10-year-old daughter gave him a 22-point list of all the milestones he had missed in her life, including her first day of school, a soccer match, a parent-teacher meeting and a Halloween parade. “My work-life balance had gotten way out of whack, and the imbalance was hurting my very special relationship with my daughter,” El-Erian wrote in a…
  • Recap: Women Powering Business 2014 Panel Events

    admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:10 pm
    Randstad’s third annual Women Powering Business Panel series was once again a huge success as business leaders gathered in Chicago and Minneapolis for thought-provoking discussions regarding gender diversity in the workplace. Through our panel events, we continued our goal of providing women workers with greater access to information, networks, mentors and champions, as well as key insights on issues and topics impacting women in business. Dynamic leaders from civic, academic, business, HR and philanthropic backgrounds came together to offer their advice and expertise on a variety of…
  • women powering technology, part five

    Kimberly Fahey
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:04 pm
    The fifth installment of our Women Powering Technology series features Helen Drinan, President of Simmons College, a Boston-based, private women’s college established in 1899. She is the eighth President of Simmons College and the former Chair of the Simmons College Board of Trustees. Previously, Drinan was Senior Vice President of Human Resources at Caritas Christi Health Care. She also served as President and CEO of the Society of Human Resources Management and as Executive Vice President of Human Resources for BankBoston. In 2001, she was named a Fellow of the National Academy of…
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    HR C-Suite

  • Workplace Solutions: Don’t Let Policies Blind You

    Lynne Curry, Ph.d., SPHR
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Question: I didn’t know we had a problem in one of our branch offices until I got a letter from an attorney. A terminated employee alleges she complained about porn on a co-worker’s computer and sexual jokes told by other co-workers that her supervisor supposedly laughed at. She says she complained to the accounting manager […]
  • 10,000 Hours or Bust

    Catherine Carr, SPHR, MBA
    26 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    I love the 10,000-Hour Rule.   I love its simplicity and its “what word did you not understand?” clarity. You want to be good at something? Then plan to spend 10,000 hours of practice to get to the level of mastery associated with being a world class expert. I did the math. 10,000 hours is equivalent […]
  • Changing Vista of Human Resource Management

    Tina Jindal
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The outlook of human resource management has changed over time. From being purely administrative, HR management is now vying to be purely strategic. This transformation has affected HR jobs in Delhi and many other areas. What it was For a really long time the role of a human resource professional has been considered to revolve […]
  • Healthy Workplaces: Prepare for the Flu

    Tresha Moreland
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Ebola virus has captivated our attention in recent days. Heated debates about whether or not the virus will continue to spread, travel bans, and if the head of the CDC should step down rages on as fiercely as the virus itself. Regardless of the hot debates, one thing is true, we are a vulnerable […]
  • When is Domestic Violence a Fireable Offense?

    Lynne Curry, Ph.d., SPHR
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Question: I’m the chair of the board for a high-profile nonprofit organization. Our executive director (ED) is a task-oriented, “take no prisoners” individual. In the last year, he’s managed to tick off many board members, and we’ve had a high level of staff turnover. I like our ED because he gets results. The employees who […]
 
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    Executive Resume Services

  • Does Your Ego Show During The Interview?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    There was a very interesting study done at the University of British Columbia where narcissistic behavior was studied in context of job interviews. According to UBC Psychology Prof. Del Paulhus, “A job interview is one of the few social situations where narcissistic behaviours such as boasting actually create a positive impression. Normally, people are put off by such behaviour, especially over repeated exposure.” The study was conducted by having participants answer questions to rate their narcissism, then be observed in a job interview scenario. Those who fell higher on the…
  • Data Security Is An Executive Issue

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:21 pm
    We’ve all seen the news reports on data breaches in retail. Even the President is getting involved by signing an Executive Order to combat the growing concern of identity fraud. But this security problem affects the corporate arena just as much as it affects the shopping cart. We all have to be aware that somebody is monitoring our online behavior and looking for a chance to make money somehow. That someone could be a marketer, or they could be a hacker and the effects of their motives affect our lives. Be Aware of Security in Your Job Search There isn’t a good way to find a job…
  • What Does ‘Dress For Success’ Look Like Today?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    A cursory look at the history of clothing shows a lot of change, and it is a fascinating way to spend some time. Who knew that both men and women wore makeup and high heels in some European courts? Clothing has always been an indicator of power, and that fact will probably never change. But when you are trying to figure out how to dress for the success of your career, there isn’t much help in the styles of the past. What matters today is the impression you make on those around you now. There Is No Single Business Uniform It’s a mistake to think that you can read up on business…
  • One Way To Keep Your Networking Current

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Networking is one of those activities that gets shelved because you are busy. Unfortunately, it’s also one of those activities that needs to be consistent in order to do any good to your career. This is because the nature of networking is relationships, and if you only connect with people when you need them, you are viewed in a negative light. You also miss out on a lot of positive things when you don’t connect, so it’s a good idea to put it on your schedule. If LinkedIn Is A Garden, It Has Weeds One of the most productive professional networking sites available today is…
  • Don’t Ignore Your References

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Have you wondered why you didn’t get called in for an interview when the job was a perfect fit? Maybe it was because when they contacted your references, something went wrong. Good references are one of your biggest assets in a job search because they are independent witnesses who testify that your skills and work habits are suitable — that you will be a good fit for that job. But since references are real people, things change. Choose Your References Carefully The buddy that you party with every weekend is probably not going to be a good reference about your professionalism,…
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    Free Range Humans

  • Why I Don’t Give A Damn About Living Unconventionally (How About You?)

    Marianne Cantwell
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
        You read it right. I don’t have any desire to live unconventionally. While we’re at it, I don’t have a desire to be a rebel, or a non-conformist. I don’t think that every person in the world ‘should’ be self employed, I don’t think a travel-around-the-world lifestyle is intrinsically superior to all other options, and I don’t think that traipsing around the world with your business in a backpack is something ‘everyone’ will want to do. And nor should they. WTF Marianne, have aliens hijacked your brain? Ok, It may seem odd that I’m saying this. After all…
  • The 9 dirty truths experts won’t tell you about starting your own business

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

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

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

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

  • Thought for the day…

    Dorothy Tannahill Moran
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:32 pm
  • CAREER ADVICE : Getting a Job with No Experience

    Dorothy Tannahill Moran
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Question: How does one negotiate for a job when inquiring about one without having a career?  One feels vulnerable after being out of work for a long time or gaps in employment. –k- Hi – k, Discussing a job when you don’t have experience – First you need to make sure you are feeling confident about yourself when you discuss jobs with a potential employer.  Second, we all have to start somewhere, even if we lack experience so it’s best to be looking for an entry level position.  Third and most important, is to make sure you have a good outline of your personal assets so you…
 
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    J Patrick + Associates Blog

  • 4 Ways Your Executive Arrogance is Keeping You From Getting Hired

    Daniel Sullivan
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    One pet peeve that really irritates a recruiter or potential employer is when a candidate shows even a little bit of executive arrogance. If you do come off as arrogant the chances of being hired decrease significantly. Simply put, people only hire people they like. Chances are that you may not be conscious when you’re coming off as arrogant. In fact, you may not even think you are being arrogant, but it could very possibly be a different case from the recruiter’s perspective. Below you’ll find four ways that you may be unknowingly sabotaging the job opportunitywith some executive…
  • What It Takes to Be a Sales Engineer in Today’s Competitive Market

    Daniel Sullivan
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    What It Takes to Be a Sales Engineer in Today’s Competitive Market Part I Sales Engineers are one of the most vital links between a company’s technical products and services and the clientele who purchase them.  For this reason, a Sales Engineer is more than just a typical marketer or salesman.  A Sales Engineer must have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering as well as advanced knowledge about underlying technological processes in the products they are selling. The Sales Engineer’s function will become increasingly important during the next few years as a wide range of…
  • 3 Little Known Ways to Conduct a Long-Distance Job Search (Relocation)

    Daniel Sullivan
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Sometimes the perfect executive level job for you just doesn’t seem to exist in your area. You resolve to looking for jobs that require you to relocate thinking this will help expand your job search. While this may be true, you soon realize there’s a special set of challenges that present themselves when trying to conduct a job search that requires relocation. Use the tips below to show recruiters that you are serious about relocating for the job.   Try Recruiters That Work Within the Company The first step in applying for a job that requires relocation is to find recruiters who are…
  • What Every Executive Needs to Know About Handling A Layoff

    Daniel Sullivan
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Although we may like to think that we are always in control of our careers, sometimes unforeseen circumstances take us for a loop. One such circumstance is that of an executive layoff. The good news is, in most cases, you should know ahead of time that you are on the executive layoff list. This gives you time to plan your next moves as an executive who now finds themselves on the job hunt. The bad news is this presents a set of challenges you were not expecting. Use our tips on handling a layoff to make this transition as smooth as possible. Mourn your loss. No matter which way you…
  • Why You Should Be Blogging on the Job Hunt

    Daniel Sullivan
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    While blogging as a platform has been around for a while, it wasn’t until relatively recently when job seekers started using this social media tool to help them find their next job. Since recruiters are already using social media sites like Twitter and LinkedIn to find candidates you can also bet that they are looking through candidate blogs. In other words, if you don’t have one yet you may be missing out on some great job opportunities. Below you’ll find a list of benefits that explain why you should start a blog to help you expand your job hunt.   You have more than just a…
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    Job Interview Tools

  • Interview Success Blueprint

    Don Georgevich
    27 Oct 2014 | 9:59 am
    “Right-click” the link below and save the blueprint to your computer: Interview Success Blueprint featuring the Accelerated Interview Method – Blueprint.PDF  THE INTERVIEW SUCCESS BLUEPRINT Featuring the Accelerated Interview Method IMPORTANT: I know you want to get going and blast into this Blueprint right now. But you will get WAY more out of it if […]
  • Most job candidates screw-up this question…

    Don Georgevich
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    On your next interview, they are going to ask you about your past accomplishments. They will want to know how your efforts in your last job benefited the company you worked for. This is a great opportunity for you to brag about yourself but at the same time you don’t want to overdo it. I […]
  • Job interviews got you bummed out? This won’t help…

    Don Georgevich
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Today’s topic is just to help you feel better if you’ve ever had an interview and didn’t get the job. We all work hard in preparing for a job interview. We research the company, we practice answering interview questions, we tweak our resume, etc. The list of things we do is endless. And after all […]
  • Are employers trying to trick you with this question?

    Don Georgevich
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:11 am
    The other day one of my clients told me she was asked the following question on a recent job interview. “Do you have any additional qualities/strengths you would like to add as it relates to this position?” She wanted to know what the hidden meaning was behind that question and… why would an employer ask […]
  • Applying for jobs when you are not ready

    Don Georgevich
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:51 am
    Surprisingly, I’ve been getting several emails from customers asking me if it’s okay to start applying for jobs, even though they won’t be able to interview for them for a few months. Recently, I received an email from Rhonda who received a severance package after 23 years with her company. The next day she was […]
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    jobs, employment in USA - Careerjet

  • Technical Sales Specialist 100%

    1 Nov 2014 | 12:57 am
    BACHEM AG - Torrance, CA - Technical Sales Specialist 100% Bachem. Leading beyond peptides Bachem is an independent, publicly quoted, globally operating swiss-based biotech company with a comprehensive range of services for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Bachem is a leader in the development o...
  • Sales Specialist (Governance, Risk, Compliance) Jobs

    1 Nov 2014 | 12:57 am
    Thomson Reuters - USA - Title:Sales Specialist (Governance, Risk, Compliance) ID:JREQ017568 Description Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for business and professionals. Thomson Reuters combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical info...
  • Independent Driver

    1 Nov 2014 | 12:57 am
    Yulee, FL - Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money while transporting people get around town in your own car. Uber is a smartphone app that connects drivers with riders with the tap of a button. You can earn anywhere from $20-35/hour in fares, and $1200+/week - more than any ridesharin...
  • Urology

    1 Nov 2014 | 12:57 am
    Spot On Recruiting, Inc. NCHCR - Las Vegas, NV - No visa's. BE/BC Urologist to join a hospital owned clinic. Currently there is a solo practitioner who will cross cover for call coverage purposes. Financial: - Income guarantee - CME - Marketing - Loan repayment - Sign on bonus - Relocation Facility: - 150 bed...
  • Independent Driver

    1 Nov 2014 | 12:57 am
    Grafton, MA - Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money while transporting people get around town in your own car. Uber is a smartphone app that connects drivers with riders with the tap of a button. You can earn anywhere from $20-35/hour in fares, and $1200+/week - more than any ridesharin...
 
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    Career Rocketeer

  • How to Overcome Job Search Depression During the Holidays

    Perry Newman
    30 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    In a few short weeks we will celebrate Thanksgiving followed immediately by the festive Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanza season, and before you turn around, it is 2015. Throughout my career as a recruiter and resume writer, I’ve noticed two prevalent occurrences at this time of year. One is that way too many job seekers convince themselves that this [...] The post How to Overcome Job Search Depression During the Holidays appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • How to Get Followers for Your Personal Brand

    Guest Expert
    27 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    When developing your personal brand, one thing that is also important to take into consideration is how to get followers through the promotion and marketing of that brand. Market your personal brand by growing your following on your digital channels and building your network of contacts. Social Media Make sure your social media postings reflect [...] The post How to Get Followers for Your Personal Brand appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • How to Leverage Alumni Networking on LinkedIn to Find a Job

    Guest Expert
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    If you are frustrated searching job boards, sending resumes into black holes, and not getting responses from prospective employees, what I call “The Alumni Networking Solution” will help you. Research from Jobvite found that “Employees hired through referral are hired 55% faster than those who come from a career site.” I have personally used The Alumni Networking Solution to [...] The post How to Leverage Alumni Networking on LinkedIn to Find a Job appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • Career Direction: From Storyteller To Storydoer

    Guest Expert
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Do you wish you had a crystal ball to see your future career direction? Do you wish someone will tell you what path to take? It really won’t help you. The past can help you to understand and articulate your story to date, and having excellent eyesight and insight can help you to see clearly [...] The post Career Direction: From Storyteller To Storydoer appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • Personal Branding: Where to Start When You Don’t Know How

    Guest Expert
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Launching a personal website, launching a brand, launching a business. These were some of the key search terms on Google when people wanted to begin building a brand. Many of the personal branding articles share ambiguous advice without real actionable steps to act upon. Launching your brand does not need to take months and months [...] The post Personal Branding: Where to Start When You Don’t Know How appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
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    Movin' On Up

  • Dust the Cobwebs off Your Resume

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    When people tell you that looking for a job is a full-time job in itself, they aren’t kidding. It usually takes a scary amount of time and energy to search for opportunities, network, prepare for interviews, actually interview, and then follow up. But the truth is, as much as we dread it, looking for a job is a job that we’re all doing more and more often. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average number of years employees stay at one company is just under five. So, even if you aren’t currently in the market for a new job, chances are you will be in the near future.
  • Hired Today, Gone Tomorrow: Recent Grads Don’t Stay in First Jobs Very Long

    admin
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    For college graduates, the first job after graduation may be just a stepping stone on the way to bigger and better things, and if you’re a company that’s hired that perfect graduate, you may lose him or her quicker than you think. A recent Express Employment Professionals survey found that most employers – 77 percent – do not expect recent college graduates to stay more than a year in his or her first job. Of the franchises surveyed, only 23 percent believed the average graduate would spend more than a year with the company. That means all that time you spent recruiting vibrant…
  • What Workers Want: Poll

    admin
    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    As we approach the holiday season, many companies are deciding how to show appreciation to their employees this year. From cash bonuses to holiday parties, the ways employers compensate, or don’t compensate, their employees’ hard work varies. We want to know how you wish your employer, or future employer, showed appreciation to employees this time of year. Take Our Poll Movin’ On Up is brought to you by Express Employment Professionals.  
  • DIY – Skip the Career Ladder

    admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:35 pm
    From home repair projects to car tune ups and crafts, we live in a do-it-yourself world. If a traditional career path doesn’t seem as appealing to you as owning your own business, why not join the DIY craze when it comes to your career? Take the Elevator to Get There Faster Today, most young employees have an entrepreneurial spirit. So, if you’re really driven and want to skip the career ladder, consider taking the elevator straight to the top of business ownership. According to Entrepreneur, 71% of Millennials working in a corporate environment want to become a business owner. One reason…
  • Interview Showdown: You vs. the Competition

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    After a while, all the different interview tips can begin to run together and even feel stale. Dress to impress – done. Do your research – check. Be prepared – got it. It can seem like every job seeker out there is following the exact same advice, and you begin to question if it’s even possible to stand out from your competition during job interviews. The truth is, though, many candidates don’t follow commonsense advice, and actually doing what is recommended will put you at the top of the group. But, how can you go from the top 10 to the number one choice? The answer is to give…
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    CareerFuel » Blog

  • How to Work from Home Without Running Afoul of the IRS

    Prashant Sharma
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    For entrepreneurs and work-from-home types, the IRS can sometimes seem like the bogeyman. It is the comic-book arch villain that has endless resources to hunt down all its enemies, methodically and mercilessly grinding them underfoot, one insignificant dream at a time. No matter how small and underfunded your small business is, you feel as if the IRS has a person, nay, a team, a crack-team of experts combing through your every transaction, just waiting for you to give them a reason to pounce. The bad news is that they do have the resources to make this true, but the good news is that even the…
  • How to Land Internships

    AnnMarie McIlwain
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    As you probably know, internship positions are very difficult to land as there are so few of them. In fact, high competition for these positions has led to an increase in unpaid internships and the US Department of Labor has guidelines for the scope of these positions. If you are unable to land a paying position, we suggest a part-time unpaid internship (in addition to a paid part-time job) as a way to acquire the necessary and desired experience without quite so much financial pain. Securing an internship (paid or otherwise) is largely about tenacity, connections and luck. It requires a…
  • Buffet Sings to Carol Loomis’ Success. What You Can Learn.

    AnnMarie McIlwain
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    Warren Buffet isn’t known for showmanship and a singer he is not, but his recent duet with Paul Anka in which he serenaded Carol Loomis, the newly retired Editor at Large of Fortune Magazine, is as moving as any Broadway number. For those unfamiliar with Carol, this extraordinary woman worked for Fortune longer than any other employee in the history of the company (60 years), was a trailblazer among female business writers, has been editing the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report since 1977, and has won several industry awards. Many of the top CEOs in the United States have been interviewed by…
  • You Have to Believe in Second Chances

    G Peters
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    Sometimes in life there are do-overs, and if you ever get one of those mulligans, tee it high and let it fly. A few weeks back, my wife and I loaded up our aging family van and pointed it east for the 1,200-mile round trip to take our oldest child to college. This was the going-to-college adventure we both had envisioned when dreaming about taking our academic overachiever off to university for the first time. We had dreamed of a smiling child who would embrace university life like he was swimming in a warm bathtub filled with knowledge. No longer shackled with the conventions of high school,…
  • Shark Tank Success: Great Drama, Few Deals

    Megan Ritter
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    In The Deep End The television show Shark Tank is a series for aspiring entrepreneurs seeking investments from a group of investors (called “sharks”) for their product or service. It highlights the importance of pitch meetings when trying to raise capital for start-ups and already-established businesses, and introduces these entrepreneurs to the sometimes-cutthroat nature of business. Let’s Make A Deal Shark Tank has been on the air for five seasons. According to the infographic below, the sharks have invested over $20 million in 109 companies over that time period. Although 186…
 
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    ZipRecruiter

  • 4 Career Lessons From Famous Movie Monsters

    Nicole Cavazos
    30 Oct 2014 | 11:43 am
    How do zombies deal with work burnout, what's the Wolfman's work-life balance plan, and other career lessons from a few of our favorite monsters. The post 4 Career Lessons From Famous Movie Monsters appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • The Most Memorable Job Candidates Ever

    Matt Krumrie
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Job candidates can be memorable for all kinds of reasons, good and bad. Here are some of the candidates that have stuck in the mind of HR professionals. The post The Most Memorable Job Candidates Ever appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • Planning Your Career for the Long-Term

    Nicole Cavazos
    28 Oct 2014 | 11:32 am
    Career planning should not happen just once, it should be something that it is revisited often. Here are some ideas on how to plan for your journey. The post Planning Your Career for the Long-Term appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • How to Hire and Onboard in Bulk

    Matt Krumrie
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:44 am
    Explosive growth in your company can present challenges for human resources departments and managers. Here's how to hire and onboard in bulk. The post How to Hire and Onboard in Bulk appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • Unemployed? How to Keep Your Brain Fit During Your Job Search

    Nicole Cavazos
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:13 am
    One of the pitfalls of being unemployed for an extended period is getting out of practice. Your brain, like your body, can get flabby with disuse. The post Unemployed? How to Keep Your Brain Fit During Your Job Search appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
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    J Patrick + Associates Blog

  • 4 Ways Your Executive Arrogance is Keeping You From Getting Hired

    Daniel Sullivan
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    One pet peeve that really irritates a recruiter or potential employer is when a candidate shows even a little bit of executive arrogance. If you do come off as arrogant the chances of being hired decrease significantly. Simply put, people only hire people they like. Chances are that you may not be conscious when you’re coming off as arrogant. In fact, you may not even think you are being arrogant, but it could very possibly be a different case from the recruiter’s perspective. Below you’ll find four ways that you may be unknowingly sabotaging the job opportunitywith some executive…
  • What It Takes to Be a Sales Engineer in Today’s Competitive Market

    Daniel Sullivan
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    What It Takes to Be a Sales Engineer in Today’s Competitive Market Part I Sales Engineers are one of the most vital links between a company’s technical products and services and the clientele who purchase them.  For this reason, a Sales Engineer is more than just a typical marketer or salesman.  A Sales Engineer must have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering as well as advanced knowledge about underlying technological processes in the products they are selling. The Sales Engineer’s function will become increasingly important during the next few years as a wide range of…
  • 3 Little Known Ways to Conduct a Long-Distance Job Search (Relocation)

    Daniel Sullivan
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Sometimes the perfect executive level job for you just doesn’t seem to exist in your area. You resolve to looking for jobs that require you to relocate thinking this will help expand your job search. While this may be true, you soon realize there’s a special set of challenges that present themselves when trying to conduct a job search that requires relocation. Use the tips below to show recruiters that you are serious about relocating for the job.   Try Recruiters That Work Within the Company The first step in applying for a job that requires relocation is to find recruiters who are…
  • What Every Executive Needs to Know About Handling A Layoff

    Daniel Sullivan
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Although we may like to think that we are always in control of our careers, sometimes unforeseen circumstances take us for a loop. One such circumstance is that of an executive layoff. The good news is, in most cases, you should know ahead of time that you are on the executive layoff list. This gives you time to plan your next moves as an executive who now finds themselves on the job hunt. The bad news is this presents a set of challenges you were not expecting. Use our tips on handling a layoff to make this transition as smooth as possible. Mourn your loss. No matter which way you…
  • Why You Should Be Blogging on the Job Hunt

    Daniel Sullivan
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    While blogging as a platform has been around for a while, it wasn’t until relatively recently when job seekers started using this social media tool to help them find their next job. Since recruiters are already using social media sites like Twitter and LinkedIn to find candidates you can also bet that they are looking through candidate blogs. In other words, if you don’t have one yet you may be missing out on some great job opportunities. Below you’ll find a list of benefits that explain why you should start a blog to help you expand your job hunt.   You have more than just a…
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    逆援助を希望している人をスグに見つける事が出来ちゃう裏ワザ!!(^_^)v

  • 援助交際・円光 出会い系サイト 援助交際をもとめる女の子 掲示板

    んふぉあんふぉあんふぉあ
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:44 am
    負けることも多くなります。深い交流の先に、 そこでは女性に成り切って男性達にメールを送信します。 メールを貰った相手が、最終的には逢瀬を楽しむユーザーが、恋愛に関しては慎重な行動を取る人が少なくありません。学生時代の友人 ...援助交際・円光 出会い系サイト 援助交際をもとめる女の子 掲示板 is a post from: 逆援助を希望している人をスグに見つける事が出来ちゃう裏ワザ!!(^_^)v
  • 援助交際サイトは? 豊田援助交際

    んふぉあんふぉあんふぉあ
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:44 am
    嫌いな先輩と別れる事を喜ぶ感動の涙かも知れないとか言って笑っていたクラスメイトもいたけど・・・。またかなりの勇気が必要になってくるのです。外出料とドリンク代などがかかります。はたまた街角のナンパで…。ニックネームは会うこ ...援助交際サイトは? 豊田援助交際 is a post from: 逆援助を希望している人をスグに見つける事が出来ちゃう裏ワザ!!(^_^)v
  • 援助交際サイト無料 人妻 援助交際 名古屋秘密

    んふぉあんふぉあんふぉあ
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:44 am
    あえて共通している点をあげるなら、どちらか一方が恋愛感情を持ってしまったらその時点で、出会い計サイト側に雇われたアルバイトの人たちで、病気になりそうですよね。 そんなに真剣に構える事無く、 合コンサイトで出会った人という ...援助交際サイト無料 人妻 援助交際 名古屋秘密 is a post from: 逆援助を希望している人をスグに見つける事が出来ちゃう裏ワザ!!(^_^)v
  • 援助交際 方法 堺市南区 援助交際

    んふぉあんふぉあんふぉあ
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:43 am
    女性の感情の中であなたのポジションがどんどんアップするでしょう。 3.慎重な恋愛 誰でもすぐに打ち解けるので、学校の休憩時間に、 「即アポ」というのも同じ意味です。ブドウ糖になりますが、 メル友・ネット友達がダメなわけで ...援助交際 方法 堺市南区 援助交際 is a post from: 逆援助を希望している人をスグに見つける事が出来ちゃう裏ワザ!!(^_^)v
  • 援助交際 犯罪 2ちゃんねる 検索援助交際

    んふぉあんふぉあんふぉあ
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:43 am
    肉体関係のみの付き合いをする異性と知り合えなかったIさんの経験話になります。 ということが大きな魅力のひとつでしたよね。 女性の失恋も上手にも出来るはずではないだろうか。 そしたら、専用リムジンで空港からホテルに案内して ...援助交際 犯罪 2ちゃんねる 検索援助交際 is a post from: 逆援助を希望している人をスグに見つける事が出来ちゃう裏ワザ!!(^_^)v
 
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    The Recruiters Lounge

  • The Growing Value of Employer Brands [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Blake McCammon
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Join our webinar on 11/12/14 at 12 PM CST about how to create an awesome employer brand. Click here to register.  Employer branding not only helps your recruitment efforts, but it also […]
  • How to Implement an Employee Referral Program [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Blake McCammon
    24 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Employee referrals are one of the most lucrative ways to hire employees. According to ERE,  46% of all hires at top performing firms are referrals. This inforgraphic dives further into the […]
  • TalentCircles and SwoopTalent Announce Alliance #hrtechconf

    Jessica Merrell
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
      TalentCircles© Inc., an interactive talent acquisition platform hailed as one of the most transformative HR technology solutions by enabling organizations to create and nurture their talent pools announces a strategic relationship with SwoopTalent. SwoopTalent©, also a Silicon Valley based technology company, is the most powerful talent data aggregation and social sourcing platform in the […]
  • Summer Slackers? Does the Hot Weather Affect Productivity?

    Blake McCammon
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    As the mercury rises, there are a number of impacts on office staff. Whether it be disputes over climate controls or laxity of lunch hours, the summer sun can adversely affect staff’s working environment and mentality. A survey conducted by One Poll on behalf of air conditioning and heating specialists Andrews Sykes Hire, has revealed how hot conditions […]
  • The Age of Social Recruiting [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Blake McCammon
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Infographic Highlights: 79% of peoplare likely to use social media in their job search 42% say it’s important for recruiters to engage with candidates on social media 59% of job […]
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    Career Musings

  • Worry is a Total Waste of Time! [Monday Rx]

    Daisy Wright
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    “Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn’t change anything. All it does is steal your joy and keeps you busy doing nothing.” ~Unknown Ouch! Seems like a callous way to look at a serious matter! But, it’s the truth. Worrying about a situation doesn’t change anything. Did you get up this Monday morning worried about something? Are you a ‘serial worrier’ – the ones who worry even when they don’t have anything to worry about. I hope not. This edition of the Monday Rx is not an attempt to trivialize a genuine concern, but to put things into…
  • Begin Each Day With A Grateful Heart [Monday Rx]

    Daisy Wright
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
      Begin each day with a grateful heart! This image was scooped from Kimberly Allison’s Google+ Page, so attributes go to her (and the proper owner). Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! While today is Columbus Day in the US, it’s Thanksgiving Monday here in Canada. It is an opportunity for us to look back and be grateful for what we have, knowing that so many people all around the world are facing arduous situations. What are you grateful for? The five points in the image above are appropriate for today’s Monday Rx. They might not be the typical Thanksgiving message, but let…
  • Your Job Search Failure is Not Fatal [Monday Rx]

    Daisy Wright
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Many of us have experienced a failure of one kind or another at points in our lives. Sometimes it’s an interview that did not go well, a job offer that went to someone else, or a promotion that did not materialize. The reality is that whatever the failure, its initial impact is never pleasant. But, because most of us tend to wrap our self-worth around our jobs or careers, when we experience a failure or we are rejected, we tell ourselves that we don’t have what it takes to succeed. Last week, soon after I sent out the Monday Rx, I received the following note from a client: “Daisy, I…
  • Dare To Take Chances – [Your Monday Rx]

    Daisy Wright
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Have you ever wanted to do something – probably pursue a dream, or ask for a promotion – but got stopped by a big knot in your stomach? Or, did you allow a negative comment by someone to derail your dream? This happens all the time – in the workplace, at home, with friends, BUT… Have those dreams remained dormant? Are you being haunted by regrets of “I should’ve…, could’ve…, If only I had…”? It’s not too late. You still have time to pick up from where you left off. It’s time try again. Social Media consultant Chris…
  • Google Will Reject You With These Resume Mistakes

    Daisy Wright
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
      Google will reject you with these resume mistakes! That’s the the essence of what Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President of People Operations at Google, and a LinkedIn Influencer, wrote recently. He said that “in a fiercely competitive labour market, hiring managers don’t need to compromise on quality. All it takes is one small mistake and a manager will reject an otherwise interesting candidate.” It’s not just Google, but so will the majority of employers. A number of recruiters and human resource professionals often say the same thing. Some report that too many job…
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    Start My Consulting Business

  • Cracking the code to get clients: the next piece of the puzzle

    Greg Miliates
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. Last week, I did one of the things I love doing: I did a presentation for my daughter’s 5th grade class. Now, I’ve done lots of these before, for both my kids. Over the years, I’ve led their classes on a bunch of 1/2-day outdoor field trips, where we traipse around a big canyon near the school, learning about nature, ecology, and seeing rabbits, hawks, bugs, flowers, and having a blast. Last week was a bit different, since it was a (mostly) indoor activity focused on atoms, matter, and…
  • Bad advice on how to get clients (plus something helpful you can do right now)

    Greg Miliates
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:55 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. I’ve gotta vent today (I’ll also share something useful with you). Let me explain. I ran across an article on freelancing today that really irritated me, and I’ll share exactly why I got steamed. First, I happened across the article, “7 Steps to Launch Your Freelancing Career Full-Time,” on Entrepreneur.com, hoping to see some helpful advice on how to get clients. But, way down at #6, was the tip: “Secure a few clients” and a dozen words of advice that you should…
  • More reader consulting mistakes, plus advice on how to fix

    Greg Miliates
    23 Sep 2014 | 8:05 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. Let’s get right into it: today, I’m sharing 2 more reader consulting mistakes, but this time with my advice. (I also share another inspiring reader story). First, Jeff B. sent me this: Ugh. A consultant making $12.50 an hour? That’s taking it on the chin. Here’s how it could’ve been structured differently, even with the same flat $500 fee: Instead of flat-fee pricing or hourly pricing, since the CRM would be (I’m guessing) used for generating more business, what about a…
  • The doors are open, plus 2 reader stories on consulting pricing: 1 cringe-worthy, 1 awe-inspiring

    Greg Miliates
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. Yes, the doors are open on my mini course on consulting pricing. But before I cover all the details below, I wanted to share 2 reader stories, 1 cringe-worthy and 1 awe-inspiring. Why am I doing this? It’s to show how virtually every one of you (myself included) has made a cringe-worthy consulting mistake, as well as the kind of life-changing results you can create. First, another cringe-worthy consulting mistake: John C. said this: “I met a potential client and the conversation went very well…
  • Your worst consulting stories–and how to prevent these mistakes

    Greg Miliates
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. I’ve been getting some REALLY interesting emails from you about the biggest, worst consulting stories & mistakes you’ve made with pricing. Here are 2 I want to share where LOTS of money was lost: and: Have you been in a similar situation–wanted the work or the client or thought/hoped it’d lead to further work? Are you afraid you’ll make similar consulting mistakes–maybe working for HALF of what you’re worth, or lose out on $10′s of thousands of dollars…
 
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    The Burnout Specialist

  • How to Stick It Out with a Coworker that Makes You Want to Quit

    benfanning
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:12 am
    I’m getting really excited to share my upcoming book, The QUIT Alternative. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, I invite you to watch and share with others. It’s already been viewed by 661 people and I’d love for you to help spread the word. Now on to other business… I just got off the phone with my friend, Nick, who has a coworker that’s made his work day so miserable that he’s considering quitting his job.  Yet he called me looking for a Quit Alternative…guess he came to the right place This new coworker is making a “land grab”…
  • How to Experience Job Satisfaction Every Day

    benfanning
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    Job satisfaction is often fleeting. I noticed this for the first time when my job satisfaction was at its peak.  I rolled into my annual review feeling like I’d nailed it.  The boss acknowledged my performance but quickly followed with a comment that immediately cut my job satisfaction in half… “It’s not about what you’ve done, it’s about what have you done for me lately”. They weren’t satisfied, so I wouldn’t be satisfied.  This haunted me for months. Ever been there? Because the Company “Can’t Get No Satisfaction” The system most of us work in…
  • What I Learned about Motivation from Writing a Book

    benfanning
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:46 pm
    How to stay motivated… Ever had a project you knew was extremely important but couldn’t stay motivated long enough to get it done? I was extremely motivated to begin writing my book, and I charged out of the gate following my project plan. But, staying motivated long enough to finish has been much more difficult. As Chief Burnout Officer I often help others with burnout, but I have to watch myself most of all.  I’m a full time coach, consultant, employee, husband, and father to a 3 year old. The most productive time I have to work on my book is between 5-7 am every morning.
  • How to Increase Creativity in 10 Minutes

    benfanning
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Here’s an easy way to increase creativity… Before asking for help on a problem from your boss, coworkers, or even going to Google;  force yourself to think of 3 possible solutions no matter how off-the-wall they may be. Practicing this approach will most definitely increase your creativity. While this lesson has been incredibly helpful to me in my career, I had to learn it the hard way — suffering through a verbal lashing from my boss and having him blow cigarette smoke in face.  It was kind of a Cool Hand Luke experience, just with air conditioning.  Read on to see what I mean.
  • One Question that Gags Your Inner Critic

    benfanning
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    That critical inner voice — “Who do you think you are?” I was trembling, getting ready to go in front of my first group as Chief Burnout Officer. I’d given lots of presentations at the office and to clients before, but this one felt a lot more personal. I was helping people create the job they love..a personal mission I really believe in. It seemed like there was a lot on the line for me at the time, although I was probably over hyping it in my mind…anxiety will do that.  I remember a critical inner voice appearing in my head asking, “I’m I really ready for…
 
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    Recruiting & Career Blog

  • Beyond the Resume: How To Present Yourself In The Digital World

    Claire Topalian
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Like nearly every facet of society, today’s job market has undeniably been influenced by technology and social media. Not long ago, presenting oneself to a potential employer was a matter of having a polished resume, a strong network, and experience to speak to. Today, applicants and job seekers must work with a number of other elements that can either hinder or help their job search process. These newer platforms and methods of representation should be kept up to date and should reflect positively on your background and character. Here are a few tips for presenting yourself in the digital…
  • Maximize Corporate Giving and Employee Engagement During the Holidays

    Adecco
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    It would be impossible to count the number of people who have benefitted from charitable giving at the corporate level in some way. Not only is charitable giving beneficial for people and communities, it has a surprisingly positive impact on a business’ bottom line as well. Companies can use their corporate giving programs to engage their employees, increase retention, attract new hires, engage with customers and create new business opportunities. 61 percent of all candidates take a company’s charity initiatives into consideration when evaluating a company and 83 percent of all employees…
  • How You Ask One Question Could Determine If You Get A Raise

    Claire Topalian
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Recently, a Wells Fargo employee sent an email to the CEO of Wells Fargo (which he estimates has over 300,000 employees) asking for a $10,000 raise for himself – and all 300,000 of his colleagues, most of whom were copied on the email. While this email is unique in that it indirectly takes on the form of a group demand for a raise, it still follows the most common dialogue used when employees negotiate salary: “can I have a raise?”. Inevitably, most people approach their boss or manager and ask, “can I have a raise?” in some combination of words and sentiments. It’s…
  • An Introvert’s Inner Strength

    Christy Trujillo
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    I grew up on a dirt road with folks who didn’t put much stock in things like personality tests or personal growth. It was more of a say-yes-ma’am-and-go-to-church kind of upbringing. Not that there’s anything wrong with that; it gave me a good foundation on which to stand. Now, removed from that environment as a 30-something professional, I do regret not knowing my temperament at an earlier age. For a very long time I thought something was wrong with me because I didn’t want to attend parties and got anxiety over certain social situations. As it turns out, there isn’t anything wrong…
  • Enhance Your Company Culture With Corporate Social Responsibility

    Adecco
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    In today’s working world, people tend to throw around the term “corporate social responsibility” with no abandon. It makes you wonder if the words have lost their meaning. Or maybe they’ve just evolved? What does “corporate social responsibility” (CSR) mean to you – and to your company? Register for our webinar on November 5 to learn more and earn an HRCI credit. Does it come in the form of holiday charity drives or a walk for a cure? Or is it more about go-green initiatives and environmental sustainability (smaller carbon footprint!)? Or maybe it means donating large chunks of…
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    CareerFuel » Blog

  • How to Work from Home Without Running Afoul of the IRS

    Prashant Sharma
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:26 am
    For entrepreneurs and work-from-home types, the IRS can sometimes seem like the bogeyman. It is the comic-book arch villain that has endless resources to hunt down all its enemies, methodically and mercilessly grinding them underfoot, one insignificant dream at a time. No matter how small and underfunded your small business is, you feel as if the IRS has a person, nay, a team, a crack-team of experts combing through your every transaction, just waiting for you to give them a reason to pounce. The bad news is that they do have the resources to make this true, but the good news is that even the…
  • How to Land Internships

    AnnMarie McIlwain
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    As you probably know, internship positions are very difficult to land as there are so few of them. In fact, high competition for these positions has led to an increase in unpaid internships and the US Department of Labor has guidelines for the scope of these positions. If you are unable to land a paying position, we suggest a part-time unpaid internship (in addition to a paid part-time job) as a way to acquire the necessary and desired experience without quite so much financial pain. Securing an internship (paid or otherwise) is largely about tenacity, connections and luck. It requires a…
  • Buffet Sings to Carol Loomis’ Success. What You Can Learn.

    AnnMarie McIlwain
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    Warren Buffet isn’t known for showmanship and a singer he is not, but his recent duet with Paul Anka in which he serenaded Carol Loomis, the newly retired Editor at Large of Fortune Magazine, is as moving as any Broadway number. For those unfamiliar with Carol, this extraordinary woman worked for Fortune longer than any other employee in the history of the company (60 years), was a trailblazer among female business writers, has been editing the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Report since 1977, and has won several industry awards. Many of the top CEOs in the United States have been interviewed by…
  • You Have to Believe in Second Chances

    G Peters
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    Sometimes in life there are do-overs, and if you ever get one of those mulligans, tee it high and let it fly. A few weeks back, my wife and I loaded up our aging family van and pointed it east for the 1,200-mile round trip to take our oldest child to college. This was the going-to-college adventure we both had envisioned when dreaming about taking our academic overachiever off to university for the first time. We had dreamed of a smiling child who would embrace university life like he was swimming in a warm bathtub filled with knowledge. No longer shackled with the conventions of high school,…
  • Shark Tank Success: Great Drama, Few Deals

    Megan Ritter
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:10 am
    In The Deep End The television show Shark Tank is a series for aspiring entrepreneurs seeking investments from a group of investors (called “sharks”) for their product or service. It highlights the importance of pitch meetings when trying to raise capital for start-ups and already-established businesses, and introduces these entrepreneurs to the sometimes-cutthroat nature of business. Let’s Make A Deal Shark Tank has been on the air for five seasons. According to the infographic below, the sharks have invested over $20 million in 109 companies over that time period. Although 186…
 
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    Big Interview

  • The Top 50 Best Job Search Sites You Need to Know About

    Pamela Skillings
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    You already know that Big Interview has you covered when it comes to learning how to ace your job interviews. But what if you’re having trouble actually finding great opportunities and landing those interviews? We asked Elizabeth Magill to evaluate all of the job search sites out there to determine which ones can really help you. Follow this guide to expand your job search and uncover a wealth of new job leads (and tools to get you noticed when applying). Don’t you wish there was an easier way to land your dream job? From crafting the perfect cover letter and resume, to finding…
  • The Job-Seeker’s Guide to Company Research

    Pamela Skillings
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    How can you get an edge over the millions of other job seekers out there? Research. Research can help you uncover hidden job opportunities and greatly improve your odds of acing the interview and landing the job. The key is to understand how to conduct company research and how to use the information that you find. Elizabeth Magill brings you a detailed research guide to help you find the right position for you. There are many good reasons why it’s worth doing your due diligence in the company research department. Here are just a few of them: #1) Research can help you find the right…
  • The Right Way to Answer Residency Interview Questions

    Pamela Skillings
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Check out our new comprehensive guide to acing your medical residency interview and matching with the program of your dreams. The advice also applies to interviewing for medical fellowships. Contributor Elizabeth Magill gives you the lowdown on the most nerve-wracking part of the medical residency or fellowship matching process. Once you’ve mastered the medical school interview process and managed to survive the rigors of medical school, it’s time for yet another milestone as you pay your dues another way – as a medical resident. There’s just one thing standing in your way at this…
  • Answering the Database / SQL Interview Questions

    Pamela Skillings
    6 Sep 2014 | 12:24 pm
    Database and SQL Interview Questions and Answers The demand for strong database management and development skills is strong and growing — hiring experts says database and database-related jobs are on the hot list for 2014/2015. We asked John Zukowski, an experienced IT pro who has interviewed and hired many database administrators and developers, to share his top tips on preparing for  job interview questions about SQL and other database skills. Database jobs may be hot, but it’s also a competitive market. So how do you get hired for one of these hot jobs? First you need the…
  • 4 Critical Steps for Using LinkedIn to Land a Job

    Pamela Skillings
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:00 pm
    LinkedIn, with its more than 259 million users, is the most popular social network for professionals today. According to LinkedIn, more than two new users join the network every second. That means it is so much more than a simple social or professional platform. Elizabeth Magill brings you the second in our series on using LinkedIn to power your job search and uncover hidden job opportunities. When used strategically, LinkedIn can be a powerful tool to aid you in your job search and to help you advance your career. Are you using your LinkedIn profile to its full potential? If not, this…
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    Job Seeker Blog - Spark Hire

  • Interviewing Your Interviewer: 6 Questions to Help Determine Fit

    Guest Post
    28 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Too many job seekers view interviews as one-sided – a time for them to be poked and prodded by potential employers. And yes, interviews put interviewees on the spot. But while interviews are designed to help employers learn about prospective employees, they’re also a great way for job seekers to learn more about a company.  Interviews aren’t only as a test of a job seeker’s skills. They should also help determine how well a potential employee will fit in a certain position or company. And just as you want to present yourself in the best light, your interviewer will want to present…
  • 3 Reasons A Written Thank You Letter Can Land the Job

    Julia Weeks
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    The thank you letter after an interview: one of the tests of many managers.  You would be surprised at how many hiring managers will immediately disqualify someone if they have not received a written thank you after the interview. No matter how technically advanced we become, a hand written or even a typed thank you letter via email will almost always seal the deal if you are running neck and neck with another candidate for the job. 1. Proves Interest When you send a written thank you letter, you are displaying your interest in the opportunity.  I recommend that you always state why you…
  • The Easy Ways to Get a Hiring Manager to Notice Your Cover Letter

    Lauren Levine
    27 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    When you’re applying for a job, you know that you’re just one of dozens (or more) people hoping to get the attention of the hiring manager. Even if you’re the most experienced and passionate of the bunch, if your materials get trapped at the bottom of the pile, it decreases your chances of landing an interview. Prevent that from happening with these strategies: Add keywords into your resume and cover letter If the company uses a computer program to do an initial scan of resumes and cover letters, you want to make sure that your materials have the keywords the company is looking for in…
  • 3 Reasons You Should Respond to a Recruiter

    Julia Weeks
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    When searching for a job, it can be easy to ignore job opportunities after finally receiving and accepting a job offer.  You feel like you have finally accomplished your goal and you are ready to be done with the whole interview and job hunt process.  Quite often, I have seen people ignore phone calls and emails from recruiters as soon as they have accepted a new position.  However, it is important to follow up and respond to these recruiters, explaining that you are no longer on the job hunt.  1. Future Uncertainty I once knew a job seeker who accepted a job offer, turned in his 2 weeks…
  • How to Successfully Reconnect with a Professional Contact

    Lauren Levine
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Success in business is largely about who you know, which means that building and maintaining a strong professional network is key. However, sometimes a connection you’ve worked to cultivate fades out over time. Yet this doesn’t mean that this person is lost forever. If you’re looking to rebuild that professional friendship, try using one of these strategies: Send an e-mail where you don’t ask for anything The best time to restart a professional friendship is when you don’t need anything at all. Try dropping that person a line and talking about something you know that they would find…
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    The Prepary

  • Should I apply to an old job posting?

    Jaime Petkanics
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:22 am
    For this week’s Q&A (a bit delayed, sorry!) I’m excited to answer a very common question when it comes to the job search: Q: SHOULD I APPLY TO AN OLD JOB POSTING? I often notice job seekers browsing online (whether it’s on LinkedIn, Indeed, or other industry specific sites) and dismissing roles because they’ve been posted for 10, 20, or 30+ days. Here are some thoughts on this topic. On one hand, I do believe there is a first mover advantage when it comes to the job search. If you’re in the first batch of candidates that apply to a job, you do have a…
  • An interview prep checklist on Wunderlist

    Jaime Petkanics
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    I’m a big sucker for a good productivity app and Wunderlist is one of my favorites. For all of the reasons why I love this simple, user-friendly, to-do list app, I’ll direct you over to my full review that I wrote earlier this year. I use the app daily to manage my revolving door of to dos for my business, for clients, and in my personal life (Jenny, your wedding gift is coming, really!) Though I never gave much thought to the public lists function, I recently stumbled upon it and it’s a great way for people to share suggestions in list form. Who doesn’t love a good…
  • Giveaway! 3 spots in my interview prep workshop

    Jaime Petkanics
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    More fun stuff going on at Prepary means more giveaways! If you’ve been following along on social, you’ve probably noticed that I’m hosting an (online) interview prep workshop on Wednesday the 29th. I’m super excited about sharing everything I’ve learned from interviewing thousands of candidates over the years (to help you be a better interviewee!) I’m also giving away 3 spots to my Prepary readers! Whether you have an interview in the next few weeks… or just feel this has never been a strong area for you, this 2 hour workshop/course is going to be…
  • Can I follow up on my job application after not hearing back?

    Jaime Petkanics
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Thanks for all your great questions that are fueling Q&A Monday. Keep em coming! Today’s question is such a good one… and something I bet a lot of you are struggling with. I recently applied for a job online and haven’t heard back. Someone suggested I follow up on my job application by contacting the “decision maker” on the other end with an email. This is to reiterate my interest and draw their attention to myself as a candidate in a positive way. It sounds like a good plan at first glance. But with privacy concerns and the often highlighted note ‘no…
  • 3 Tips to Get a Job in Fashion

    Jaime Petkanics
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    My advice typically applies to many different industries and types of roles. However, I spent 4 years of my career working in the Fashion industry and know that it’s a world a lot of people want to break into. It’s competitive to get your foot in the door but a very fun and interesting industry to work in. So if you’re trying to get a job in fashion, here are a few tips to help you out. One. Start as early as you can, and gain relevant experience It’s really never too early to start. If you’re a student, your goal should be to get as many fashion-related…
 
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    J Patrick + Associates Blog

  • 4 Ways Your Executive Arrogance is Keeping You From Getting Hired

    Daniel Sullivan
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    One pet peeve that really irritates a recruiter or potential employer is when a candidate shows even a little bit of executive arrogance. If you do come off as arrogant the chances of being hired decrease significantly. Simply put, people only hire people they like. Chances are that you may not be conscious when you’re coming off as arrogant. In fact, you may not even think you are being arrogant, but it could very possibly be a different case from the recruiter’s perspective. Below you’ll find four ways that you may be unknowingly sabotaging the job opportunitywith some executive…
  • What It Takes to Be a Sales Engineer in Today’s Competitive Market

    Daniel Sullivan
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    What It Takes to Be a Sales Engineer in Today’s Competitive Market Part I Sales Engineers are one of the most vital links between a company’s technical products and services and the clientele who purchase them.  For this reason, a Sales Engineer is more than just a typical marketer or salesman.  A Sales Engineer must have a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering as well as advanced knowledge about underlying technological processes in the products they are selling. The Sales Engineer’s function will become increasingly important during the next few years as a wide range of…
  • 3 Little Known Ways to Conduct a Long-Distance Job Search (Relocation)

    Daniel Sullivan
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Sometimes the perfect executive level job for you just doesn’t seem to exist in your area. You resolve to looking for jobs that require you to relocate thinking this will help expand your job search. While this may be true, you soon realize there’s a special set of challenges that present themselves when trying to conduct a job search that requires relocation. Use the tips below to show recruiters that you are serious about relocating for the job.   Try Recruiters That Work Within the Company The first step in applying for a job that requires relocation is to find recruiters who are…
  • What Every Executive Needs to Know About Handling A Layoff

    Daniel Sullivan
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Although we may like to think that we are always in control of our careers, sometimes unforeseen circumstances take us for a loop. One such circumstance is that of an executive layoff. The good news is, in most cases, you should know ahead of time that you are on the executive layoff list. This gives you time to plan your next moves as an executive who now finds themselves on the job hunt. The bad news is this presents a set of challenges you were not expecting. Use our tips on handling a layoff to make this transition as smooth as possible. Mourn your loss. No matter which way you…
  • Why You Should Be Blogging on the Job Hunt

    Daniel Sullivan
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    While blogging as a platform has been around for a while, it wasn’t until relatively recently when job seekers started using this social media tool to help them find their next job. Since recruiters are already using social media sites like Twitter and LinkedIn to find candidates you can also bet that they are looking through candidate blogs. In other words, if you don’t have one yet you may be missing out on some great job opportunities. Below you’ll find a list of benefits that explain why you should start a blog to help you expand your job hunt.   You have more than just a…
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    HER AGENDA

  • Chief Diversity Officer for American Express Valerie Grillo Shares Her Tips for Women to Succeed in the Workplace

    Shanell Peterson
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    American Express employs approximately 50,000 employees worldwide and women make up 60% of its workforce. This impressive number is even more remarkable when you learn that out of the 12,000 leadership positions American Express provides, more than one-third of women hold positions of VP and above. Valarie Grillo, the company’s Chief Diversity Officer, is one of those women. She recently took the time to share her tips about how women can achieve workplace success. Keep reading! 1. Do your homework. Before you step into your next meeting, think about who will be in the room and be…
  • 6 Resume Boosters for College Students With Little Professional Experience

    Shanell Peterson
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    We all hear things like “this will look good on a resume” but do you really know why? And when you are just starting your career, it can seem like nothing you do is worth adding to your professional resume. In the early stages of our career, resumes may seem daunting.  We just spent roughly two decades of our lives trying to gain knowledge, but we have nothing in particular to show of it- or so we think. Well, we compiled a list of resume boosters that you may have overlooked.  Hopefully these ideas will help you land the job! 1. Job experience (even if it seems unimpressive)…
  • More Proof Beyonce Is The Ultimate Boss

    NESHA
    28 Oct 2014 | 8:59 am
    Not only did Harvard Business School write a case about the business of being Beyonce, she’s now launching a never before seen partnership with Topshop. While most celebrities enter licensing agreements with major brands when launching a line of clothing, or even launch their own small independent labels (you know, for more creative control) Beyonce has found a way to top it all. She’s entered into a 50-50 partnership for a line of athleisure clothing. Not quite sure what all that means and why everyone is in awe? Well, Topshop’s owner Sir Philip Green explains, “This…
  • 4 Tips for Resparking Your Passion For Your Career

    Skillcrush
    28 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    By Adda Birnir Feeling unmotivated? Existential crisising (my favorite hobby)? Wondering what the point of it all is? All the work…all the stress…blargh. Who needs it! When will it end? Need to shake this feeling, STAT? You’ve got a deadline! A big meeting! A year-end revenue goal to hit! No time for ennui! So, what’s it going to take? A headstand? Sage to cleanse your spirit? A green juice? A run? Maybe you should pray to the heavenly father… When you are ready to DO anything to get your mo-jo-tivation back…it’s time for an intervention! 4 motivational gurus (my words, not…
  • Keeping Perspective: 7 Ways to Stay Sane When Stress Hits

    Shanell Peterson
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    We have all experienced the uneasy, restless nights associated with stress. Butterflies fill our stomachs, our palms get sweaty, and we bite our fingernails. Deadlines are approaching, people are counting on us, for some reason our family chose tonight of all nights to visit. When life starts to happen, it is easy to loose yourself in worry and doubt. However, Her Agenda is here to help! Below, we’ve complied a list of techniques to help keep everything in perspective. Don’t worry! Everything will work out! 1. Breathe The first thing a lifeguard has to keep in mind when they see…
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    Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs

  • Why Employers Should Hire Ex-offenders and Felons

    Eric Mayo
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    Why Employers Should Hire Ex-offenders and Felons   I have been helping ex-offenders and felons get jobs for many years. Along with spending countless hours with people with criminal records teaching exactly what it takes to get hired, I also talk to employers. Too many employers, even though they are looking for good employees, they […] The post Why Employers Should Hire Ex-offenders and Felons appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
  • Female Ex-offender in NC Needs help Finding Jobs

    Eric Mayo
    7 Sep 2014 | 7:08 pm
    Female Ex-offender in NC Needs help Finding Jobs     Hello!    I am a 35 year old female who is also a convicted felon.  My felony is from 2002, however I was placed on probation at that time and was found to have violated it in February 2006, when I was sent to prison […] The post Female Ex-offender in NC Needs help Finding Jobs appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
  • Felon wants to job in medical industry

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

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

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

  • Glassdoor Employer Branding Summit Keynote: Re-Imaging Recruiting [Video]

    Amplify Talent
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    Sharing some thoughts on what recruiting might look like if we built it from the ground up at September's inaugural Glassdoor Employer Branding Summit.
  • Introducing: Amplify Talent VIP Newsletter

    Amplify Talent
    22 Sep 2014 | 11:45 am
    The Amplify VIP Program is a carefully curated collection of news and information at the intersection of Recruiting, Employer Branding, and Technology delivered to your inbox each month. We do the research – scouring media, press, blogs, podcasts, articles and white papers to ensure our subscribers stay in the know.
  • A Case For Reinventing Job Descriptions

    Amplify Talent
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    Talent is more fluid than ever. The average tenure is shrinking. Candidates don’t want to rely upon boilerplate JD’s to give them a sense of whether they should explore your jobs. They want to know about things like specific deliverables, success measures, growth plans, and perks. They want to know what their desk might look like, what tools they might use, and what their colleagues are like.
  • Decoding The DNA Of Great Recruiters (Part I)

    Amplify Talent
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    I’ve spent the fifteen years in recruiting leadership roles, hiring dozens of recruiters over that time. Some turned out to be exceptional, others never quite lived up to expectations. So, what makes a great recruiter? How do we identify those exceptional talents that will make a difference for our teams and our organizations?
  • Cool Tools Quickie: Humin

    Amplify Talent
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    Today's Cool Tool Quickie is a new tool aimed at replacing the contacts app on your phone - Humin. Humin takes your phone address book to the next level, providing contextual information about your contacts (where you met, location, company, etc.). It integrates to social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook, as well as your email and calendar clients, to provide rich profile data on your contacts.
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    Career Intelligence Blog

  • Do Headhunters See You As An Expert In Your Industry Niche? [Part 4]

    Hiten Kamari Popat
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Are you confident enough to make your transition today? (Those that are wouldn’t give that question a second thought!) If you’re unsure about your answer, chances are you’re unhappy with your progress or position in the digital world. And that needs to change. Now. A lot of people miss opportunities because they are hesitant. “If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place.” – Nora Roberts Over the last few weeks we have been…
  • How and Why Top CEOs use Leadership Coaching

    Jamie McDermott
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:45 am
    A study carried out by Stanford Business and The Miles Group found that top CEOs are open to receiving professional guidance and could very well benefit from Expert Advice. Source: http://www.gsb.stanford.edu/cldr/research/surveys/coaching.html “What’s interesting is that nearly 100% of CEOs in the survey responded that they actually enjoy the process of receiving coaching and leadership advice, so there is real opportunity for companies to fill in that gap,” says David F. Larcker (Development & Research at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.) “Given how vitally important…
  • Do Headhunters See You As An Expert In Your Industry Niche? [Part 3]

    Hiten Kamari Popat
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Publishing Articles on Linkedin There’s no better way to be projected as a knowledgeable professional than to publicly display it. We do it with our profiles and by listing our experiences people are able to see what we have been a part of – But that does not highlight the extent of our professional knowledge. By producing articles on industry relevant content we are not only articulating our thoughts and ideas but potentially prompting individuals to leave a response, start a debate or at the very least ‘like’ or share our article, giving us more publicity. How can I publish on…
  • Do Headhunters See You As An Expert In Your Industry Niche? [Part 2]

    Hiten Kamari Popat
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    Linkedin and Twitter: Two Peas in a Recruiter’s Pod Although the two platforms may seem very different in appearance, they both share some fundamental similarities in their features and a set of amendments can be made to each profile to assure people see you as an expert within your industry. To be headhunted, first you need to be seen. Here’s a few things to consider to ensure you have a strong presence. Connections and Followers On Twitter: we want to ensure you have a high follower rate, preferably a number higher to that of the number of people you are following. Our benchmark is…
  • Do Headhunters See You As An Expert In Your Industry Niche? [Part 1]

    Hiten Kamari Popat
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    The question one often asks themselves when looking for a new position: “How am I perceived by others?” More importantly, “Are the right people seeing me in the right light?” If you haven’t thought about this, you most certainly should – and be ready to take action! In case you missed our article on Achieving the Highest Rank on Linkedin check it out now to assure you have the fundamentals set. Typically when applying for Jobs you would submit your CV and send off a correlating cover letter to the recruiter directly, whether it be through a job portal website or if you’ve…
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    Work Coach Cafe

  • Close the Sale for a Successful Job Search

    Susan P. Joyce
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Like it or not, conducting a successful job search is very similar to making a sale — the salesperson (a.k.a., the  job seeker) convinces the customer (a.k.a., the hiring manager) to make a purchase (hire the job seeker). Any successful salesperson will tell you that the secret to making the sale is to put yourself “in the […]
  • Protect Your Birthday to Protect Your Identity

    Susan P. Joyce
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    I’m very annoyed with Facebook, LinkedIn, and any other social network or website that collects your birth date from you, and then makes it public associated with your name. And, the reason I’m annoyed has nothing to do with age discrimination. I’m annoyed because publishing birthdays makes everyone more vulnerable to identity fraud. To be […]
  • Secret Way to Boost Your Job Search Value: Brag About Your Employers

    Susan P. Joyce
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    FACT: the better  and more impressive you make your former employers look, the better you look to potential new employers. Demonstrate your attitude and professionalism, the “company you keep,” and what you have experienced and learned. Communicate only positive things (a.k.a. “brag”) about your employers (current and former). Your job search will be helped when […]
  • How to Have a Successful Job Search Today

    Susan P. Joyce
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:28 pm
    A job seeker shared his job search struggles with me. Let’s call him Bill (not his real name). He is a Veteran and has been in the investment and financial industries for the last 15 years, since he got out of the service. He quit his job two years ago because his daughter became serious […]
  • Involuntary Change Can Be GREAT!

    Susan P. Joyce
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Sometimes change we don’t want, change we may even fear and dread — like a layoff — can be very good for us in the long run. Because we have stayed too long in a job that we’ve outgrown or too long working in a dysfunctional organization or a million other things. Layoff Recovery Stories […]
 
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    HireGround Blog

  • HireGround Partners with U of C

    briana
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    HIREGROUND SOFTWARE CHOSEN BY THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY AS PARTNER PROJECT U of C to Assist HireGround With a Project Entitled “Mining HR Knowledge from Text” Calgary, AB (October, 2014) – HireGround Software Solutions has been selected by the University of Calgary, Computer Science Department as one of the industry collaboration projects for the capstone […]
  • Web Developers Wanted

    briana
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    HireGround is growing – we are looking for a Full Stack Web Developer &  Front End Web Developer to join our team! See the posting on our Careers page for more details and to apply.
  • One Simple Way to Improve your Hiring Data

    briana
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    We have a great, long-time client whose team does something interesting: they write a note on each applicant to say why that person didn’t make the cut. We thought this was such a great idea we incorporated rejection reasons into our new software from the very beginning. Whether you track this information with manual notes, […]
  • The Importance of HR metrics

    briana
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Human Resources have typically been an area of the corporate world that pays less attention to analyzing data. Perhaps the reason for this is a determined focus on the ‘human’ element, and an effort to avoid the image of the fun-killing HR often portrayed in popular media. Nobody wants to be Toby from The Office. […]
  • Don’t ever make this interview mistake

    briana
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    At a job interview you are there to prove that you are a responsible adult. That you can work independently. That you can perform well while not under supervision. That you don’t need your hand held in stressful or important situations. That you are capable of thinking for yourself and solving your own problems. Bringing […]
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    Career Igniter

  • Tips For Polishing Your Resume

    Rachel Schneebaum
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:02 am
    Most of the resume advice on this site is aimed at new job seekers who haven’t written a resume, or who need to write a new resume for a change of careers, etc. But let’s say you already have a resume for the job you want. Maybe you’ve even uploaded it to a few industry-specific […]
  • References Available Upon Request

    Chelsea Lawler
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    A solid personal reference can be the crowning jewel to your job application. A reference is typically the final step in the interview process, as it will solidify your skills, personality, and overall achievements. It is a way for a hiring manager to check with other individuals about any missing information or validation about you, […]
  • How To Effectively Communicate Your Career Brand To A Potential Employer

    Chelsea Lawler
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    You find yourself perusing the newspaper for new job opportunities, when suddenly, you come across a job description that matches your experience and qualifications. Before you apply for the position, think about how you can market yourself to this potential employer. In order to successfully articulate your career brand to your potential employer, it is […]
  • How To Bulk Up Your Resume

    Rachel Schneebaum
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
    Today’s job market is flooded with job seekers, from recent high school or college graduates to highly trained professionals with years of work experience and accomplishments under their belts. So, if you are one of those new grads, how can you hope to compete in a job pool full of experienced professionals? In this article, […]
  • What Your Body Language Says During An Interview

    22 Sep 2014 | 8:13 am
    It’s believed that the majority of human communication is actually nonverbal. That nonverbal subtext is thus just as important during a job interview as it is anywhere else; your body language can make the difference between whether you’re offered a position or not, just as your words can. Indeed, if you are compared against an […]
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    Blog

  • 10 Reasons Why Job Seekers Need to Embrace Social Media

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    When looking for a job, expect employers to check your presence online. It might not hurt to give your online presence a boost in order to stand out. Though you want to keep your private life private, it can’t be helped to reveal part of it, especially when you’re out job hunting. Sometimes, sharing a bit of what you’re like in the outside world can improve your chances of becoming the selected candidate for the position you are applying for. Since hiring managers are checking candidates online, why not use the opportunity to enhance your qualifications? Here are ten reasons why social…
  • Fresh Grad? Here’s How to Build Your Network

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Who says fresh graduates can’t network? Here’s your ultimate guide on how to stand out from the crowd and make meaningful connections. Networking is an essential part of growing your career, along with socialization. It is one of the most effective ways to build meaningful relationships, whether with your clients, managers, bosses, or colleagues. If you’ve experienced life as an intern, thrown into the world of networking without a real skill set, then you know that introductions and developing connections can be difficult. Look Back You may not realize that college experience has…
  • Interview Question: How would you know you were successful on this job?

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    If you know how to speak employer, it will be easier for you to interpret this interview question. While this question may seem to give a license to brag, be careful not to overdo it. This is a question that lets you analyze your strengths and how they match the requirements of the role. No Bragging Rights When asked this question, do not answer the recruiter by saying how great you are as an employee. (This answer is unlikely to get you the job you’re applying for.) Though you do want to highlight your strengths, you need to have evidence to back them up and connect them with the role you…
  • 7 Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    It’s important to weigh all the factors involved before accepting a job offer in order to avoid making a poor decision. This is extremely important, especially if you’re building your career path to success. A job offer can get you up on your feet. However, before you sign on to spend 30 to 40 hours a week at your new place of employment, make sure you do your homework and know what you’re potentially getting yourself into. Here are seven questions you may want to ask before saying yes: What will I be doing day to day? Do you know the scope of the job? Sometimes job descriptions may not…
  • 6 Foolproof Strategies to Succeed at a Job Fair

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    Establishing network connections at a job fair is extremely difficult, considering the number of job seekers you are up against in that environment. Sadly, a lot of candidates are approaching recruiters the wrong way during job fairs.  To help you stand out among the rest, here are some tips you may want to consider: Choose the right job fair. Some fairs are hosted by a single company with many jobs to fill. Other fairs gather a variety of employers with jobs to fill. If you’ve recently graduated, attend job fairs that are aimed at entry-level types of positions. (Choose the right job…
 
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  • How Much Does A Dentist Make?

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:21 am
    The educational preparation to become a dentist is long and challenging but it is well-worth it in the end. Dentists stand to earn six-figure incomes, with those working as oral and maxillofacial surgeons and orthodontists earning very lucratively. As the [...]
  • How Long Does Culinary School Take?

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The road towards a career as a chef begins with a culinary arts degree. Even if you have a natural flair for cooking in the kitchen, going to culinary school is still very important, especially if you intend to get [...]
  • What Does A Bartender Do?

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    Whenever people go to the bar to have a good time, they often look to the bartender to provide them not only with drinks but with entertainment as well. Considered as the lifeline of the establishment they are working in, [...]
  • How Long Does Computer Systems Analyst School Take?

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    Computer systems analysts play a very vital role in meeting the technology needs of companies and organizations. Through the work they do, they are able to make an organization’s computer infrastructure more efficient and effective. They also provide a cost-benefit [...]
  • What Does A Forensic Psychologist Do?

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    Forensic psychologists are professionals whose work is at the intersection of psychology and the legal system. They apply scientific and psychological principles to questions of law, especially in matters involving crime and criminals. In many cases, they are asked to [...]
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  • How Free Education Tools Can Propel Your Career

    Molly Barackman-Eder
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    If you’re looking to switch careers, get a promotion or learn a new skill, consider furthering your education with free online tools and resources. Here are five free ways to help you achieve your career goals: Free Online Education—Take advantage of online educational opportunities. Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, offer a wide range of topics and are flexible to meet your schedule. To get an idea of available courses, browse the programs at edX, Coursera and Udacity. All three programs offer students the opportunity to earn a certificate of achievement. Tax Breaks for…
  • One Indispensable Career Advice Tool

    Jonathan Miller
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    When you’re looking for a job, trying to enhance your career or even thinking about switching fields, you might find that the journey is full of false starts and complications that you didn’t anticipate. Do your skills match what you’re trying to do? Did you find that you needed education or a credential to get the job you want? Are you missing steps in the path that you’re trying to take? It can be a frustrating experience, but the important thing is to not give up. Everybody deserves to have a fulfilling career; the trick is knowing how to get it. Fortunately, there are…
  • How to Explain Gaps in Employment

    Dennis Nelson
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    It is not uncommon for individuals to have gaps in employment at some point during their life. Despite the reason, these gaps will stand out on your résumé, and you may be expected to explain them during an interview. Be prepared to overcome this hurdle by having your answers ready ahead of time. Chances are very high that the employer will ask questions about it, and not having a reason for your employment gap may lead the employer to draw their own conclusions. Here are three tips to keep in mind when preparing to address employment gaps: Tell the Truth—If an employer believes you are…
  • Seven Ways to Sabotage Your Next Job Interview

    Jonathan Miller
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Last week, we covered steps to make your job interview a success. But what about what not to do? Avoid these missteps to present yourself in the best possible light to your potential employer. Don’t use your résumé as a crutch. Even if it’s just because you’re nervous, you’ll look unprepared if you’re constantly staring at the paper. Instead, study your résumé so you can remember all the specifics that you referenced, and practice talking about them before the interview. Don’t act arrogantly. You may be perfect for the job, great at what you do and a perfect fit for the…
  • Five Steps to Make Your Next Job Interview a Success

    Jonathan Miller
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    It’s an exciting moment. After working on your résumé or application and doing everything perfectly, you get the call—the company wants to have you in for an interview. You have a foot in the door, but how do you go from getting the interview to getting the job? You’ll want to make the best impression that you can; here are just a few suggestions of things that you can do to have a successful interview: Be on time. It’s common knowledge that you shouldn’t be late for your interview, but you should actually try to be a little early — 10 minutes or so. If you can, take a practice…
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    Classy Career Girl

  • Good things in life are free?

    Anna Runyan
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Hey! Are you ready for this? I don’t know if you have looked around my site in awhile, but I just added a bunch of brand new FREE goodies that you can download now. I worked so hard to get these done because I wanted to give you some career treats just in time for Halloween. So I’ve got something for everyone and you don’t even need to dress up in a costume!  We’ve got free products if you want to get hired at your dream job, get ahead in your career or start a business you love. Click here to join our Halloween party and download your free items now. xoxo, Anna
  • Book Giveaway: It’s Never OK to Kiss the Interviewer

    Anna Runyan
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    Today we are giving away the book, It’s Never Ok to Kiss the Interviewer: And Other Secrets to Surviving, Thriving and High Fiving at Workby Jane Sunley to 2 lucky readers! ‘It’s never OK to Kiss the Interviewer’ by entrepreneur, Jane Sunley, is an inspirational book for school leavers, university graduates or employees looking to make themselves more employable and drive their career forward. It offers a fresh approach to securing, thriving, achieving and being happy in your work – everyday concerns which are becoming increasingly more critical to resolve as the competition…
  • Last chance to get the “90-Day Love Your Career Formula”

    Anna Runyan
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Are you joining us? The 90-Day Love Your Career Formula is closing in a few hours… Here’s how to enroll in the program and get started with us in class tomorrow. Got Q’s? Email me and my team at anna@classycareergirl.com. -Anna
  • The Best LinkedIn Strategy Is….

    Anna Runyan
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    So we all know that job searching can eat up a lot of time.  First, you have to find a job to apply to. Then, you have to complete those awful applications that make you include so much info that no one even looks at. And it’s the same boat if you are starting a business. There are so many things to do before you can even start earning an income, where do you even start? I know firsthand that finding a career you love with a very busy schedule can work, you just have to use your time wisely and efficiently. And building relationships is your best bet for success. So, here’s a…
  • Finding a career you love is not as hard as you think

    Anna Runyan
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    You’ve tried everything you can think of in your job search. So where, exactly, are you against your career goals and dreams? The truth is, most of us struggle to find a career we love at first. And even if you have a job that is paying the bills, it’s tough finding the career you were born to do. The one you are meant to do that makes you so darn happy to wake up and go to work everyday. My friend reminded me of something the other day. I have been sharing a lot on social media that I have a career I love now which makes me super happy BUT I need to make sure I don’t forget…
 
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    Goodwill Industries International, Inc. » Career and Financial Advice

  • How Free Education Tools Can Propel Your Career

    Molly Barackman-Eder
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    If you’re looking to switch careers, get a promotion or learn a new skill, consider furthering your education with free online tools and resources. Here are five free ways to help you achieve your career goals: Free Online Education—Take advantage of online educational opportunities. Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, offer a wide range of topics and are flexible to meet your schedule. To get an idea of available courses, browse the programs at edX, Coursera and Udacity. All three programs offer students the opportunity to earn a certificate of achievement. Tax Breaks for…
  • One Indispensable Career Advice Tool

    Jonathan Miller
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    When you’re looking for a job, trying to enhance your career or even thinking about switching fields, you might find that the journey is full of false starts and complications that you didn’t anticipate. Do your skills match what you’re trying to do? Did you find that you needed education or a credential to get the job you want? Are you missing steps in the path that you’re trying to take? It can be a frustrating experience, but the important thing is to not give up. Everybody deserves to have a fulfilling career; the trick is knowing how to get it. Fortunately, there are…
  • How to Explain Gaps in Employment

    Dennis Nelson
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    It is not uncommon for individuals to have gaps in employment at some point during their life. Despite the reason, these gaps will stand out on your résumé, and you may be expected to explain them during an interview. Be prepared to overcome this hurdle by having your answers ready ahead of time. Chances are very high that the employer will ask questions about it, and not having a reason for your employment gap may lead the employer to draw their own conclusions. Here are three tips to keep in mind when preparing to address employment gaps: Tell the Truth—If an employer believes you are…
  • Seven Ways to Sabotage Your Next Job Interview

    Jonathan Miller
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Last week, we covered steps to make your job interview a success. But what about what not to do? Avoid these missteps to present yourself in the best possible light to your potential employer. Don’t use your résumé as a crutch. Even if it’s just because you’re nervous, you’ll look unprepared if you’re constantly staring at the paper. Instead, study your résumé so you can remember all the specifics that you referenced, and practice talking about them before the interview. Don’t act arrogantly. You may be perfect for the job, great at what you do and a perfect fit for the…
  • Five Steps to Make Your Next Job Interview a Success

    Jonathan Miller
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:51 pm
    It’s an exciting moment. After working on your résumé or application and doing everything perfectly, you get the call—the company wants to have you in for an interview. You have a foot in the door, but how do you go from getting the interview to getting the job? You’ll want to make the best impression that you can; here are just a few suggestions of things that you can do to have a successful interview: Be on time. It’s common knowledge that you shouldn’t be late for your interview, but you should actually try to be a little early — 10 minutes or so. If you can, take a practice…
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    Rasmussen School of Business Blog

  • 10 Salaries Business Majors Can Get Excited About

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you need some cold, hard salary facts before pulling the trigger on pursuing a career in business, look no further. We identified the 10 most in-demand business careers and the exciting earning potential associated with each.
  • Top Healthcare Management Companies Hiring in Your State [Interactive Map]

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Healthcare management career opportunities can be found all over the country. Use this interactive map to discover the top companies hiring near you!
  • 7 Student Jobs that Build Business Experience

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Every day college graduates deal with a truly frustrating phenomenon in their job search-"entry-level" positions that require anywhere from one to five years of experience. Their first instinct might be to throw their hands up in defeat, but there are ways to make these seemingly impossible experience requirements seem a little more reasonable.
  • What Can You Do with a Business Management Degree?

    6 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The answer isn't as simple as you might think. It is important to note that business management isn't only for professionals who desire to supervise a team. The education you'll receive while earning a business management degree is versatile and can prepare you for a wide variety of roles in the business world.
  • What Do Accountants Do? A Look at the Life Behind the Ledger

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    You've heard accounting is a lucrative career but what does an accountant actually do? Learn about the universal duties and the various specialties from which you can choose.
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    JobisJob Blog

  • Why You’re Not Getting Hired

    Jeannine
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:23 am
    These past few years have marked some of the highest global unemployment rates in history. Many factors and elements have caused the phenomenon, but none of them fall under the lazy human category. Most people are actively seeking employment, some going months, even years without getting a call back or a simple E-mail. It’s not so […]The post Why You’re Not Getting Hired appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • The Advertising Industry’s Creative Recruitment Campaigns

    Lynn
    28 Oct 2014 | 2:25 am
    Let’s have a look at the sector that knows all about public relations and how to address its target groups in very shrewd and sophisticated ways: the advertising industry. In times when companies have to perform a balancing act between communication and HR and the gap between marketing and human resources is – or should be – […]The post The Advertising Industry’s Creative Recruitment Campaigns appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • How to Spot False Christmas Job Ads

    María Aragón
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:55 am
    If you’re planning on looking for Christmas work, you should know that there are people out there with a sour Christmas spirit. They will do business at your cost and try to take advantage of your need to work and your good faith. Stay alert for the signals. If you feel uneasy about the environment or […]The post How to Spot False Christmas Job Ads appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Technology and Jobs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Jeannine
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:04 am
    We all know that technology is a brilliant thing that we use every day, and sometimes, too much. Recently the iPhone 6 was released along with the new Apple Watch, and it’s all the world can talk about. The same happens with Android technology, with new software updates, with Google Glasses, you get the gist. Technology […]The post Technology and Jobs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • The 100+ Hottest Keywords for Your CV Right Now – October 2014 Report

    Donna Svei
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:54 am
    Article by Donna Svei who is an Executive Resume Writer and Career Blogger for her site AvidCareerist. Her work has been featured on many sites including Fast Company and Lifehacker. Do you want to know which keywords you should use on your CV, LinkedIn profile, and job applications so that employers will call you? In a world […]The post The 100+ Hottest Keywords for Your CV Right Now – October 2014 Report appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
 
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    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.
  • How to write a resume if you have no work experience

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

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

  • Motivate Your Employees with These Halloween Activities

    Florence Lewis
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:46 am
    Even though Halloween is not a national holiday, the scale it is celebrated on makes it feel like one. Unfortunately, all employees have to go to work on this day of trick-and-treat, so it makes sense to shed some of the usual office protocol and make your workplace a day of fun. While you can expect less work on this day, you may use the occasion to boost the spirit and motivation levels of your employees so that they feel happy working in your organization. So make sure you add an element of fun and horror to your workplace on Halloween! Tips For Celebrating Halloween at Workplace Encourage…
  • Funny Excuses People Use to Bunk Work [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Florence Lewis
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:32 pm
    We all have those days when we wake up and don’t feel like going to work at all. We feel like going out somewhere else, or just lying in bed or just staying indoors doing nothing. Sometimes, we can make a serious excuse which may not be real after all and take a day off. Or we can call in sick like a lot of us do. However, some of us go an extra mile to make sure our reasons for requesting a day off are as ‘sincere’ and ‘important’ as they can get, in the process making the funniest and the most ridiculous excuses you have ever heard of. 1.Moral Support & ‘Distant’ Relatives…
  • The Tough Interview Question: Why Did It Take You So Long to Find Employment?

    Florence Lewis
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:26 am
    There is no doubt the job market has taken a beating in the last few years and many people have got laid off. This had made it tough for unemployed people to find the right job. However, this hasn’t deterred employers from asking prospective job applicants why they have been out of work for such a long time. And, if you tried to educate them, not only would your interview end quickly, you would still be without a job answering the same question in the next interview. So, what is the best way to answer a tough interview question like this?    by  bpsusf  Getting the Right Answer If…
  • What a Job Seeker should not do – Negative Body Language and You

    Florence Lewis
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:40 am
    Body language is one of the key points of observations by the potential employers in their job seekers. We very often tend to underrate the importance and the significance of body language in an interview and the role it plays in landing you that job or becoming a deal breaker. We may feel that who really notices things, but rest assured employers don’t miss a thing, they are smarter than you are, because what they do and see is their daily job, and they even get paid for it. Often it has been found that employers keep a special panel member only to study the body language of the…
  • 10 Things Bosses Will Never Tell Employees [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Florence Lewis
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    There are many things that your boss or employer will not share with you which he actually feels about your worklife at his organization. It’s not because of he is so much egoistic but he is so much carrying of you that you’re the real and invaluable asset of his organization and he don’t want to destroy your career. There are many things that he will not going to tell you but these all things you’ll understood when you are having your own business and when you became a “boss” in your life. Here is an Infographic about 10 things that your boss will never…
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    Work In Entertainment

  • How to Become a TV Producer. Wait, What Does That Actually Mean?

    Brian Clapp
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:14 pm
    One of the most overused and misunderstood words in the Television business is the term Producer. It’s such a vague word which taken at face value could apply to just about any career in any industry. A Farmer could be called a Producer…and so could a Chemist, a Fashion Designer or a Parent. But a [...]
  • Does Our Lust For Information Have Consequences?

    Brian Clapp
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:05 pm
    In the wake of yet another tragic school shooting, the 22nd deadly incident since 1999, there are questions that need to be answered, namely, how much of a role do we play? Yes, us, the audience in the theater on an undying quest for answers. There is a simple premise to every business – go [...]
  • Ten Factors That Will Lead to Success in Entertainment Careers

    Brian Clapp
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:47 pm
    The question comes weekly, “I want to work in entertainment, but I don’t really know how, or what I want to do. Can you help?” The person asking this question excites me. They have a vision of what they want from life, but are unburdened by preconceived notions.  They are open and willing to tackle [...]
  • Entertainment Jobs Q&A: What Does a Promotions Assistant Do?

    Brian Clapp
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I don’t know about you but to me some of these job descriptions make the roles seem more confusing than they really are. For instance, calling someone a petroleum transport engineer instead of a gas station attendant, is confusing. Now that’s not the type of job we have on our site, but you get the [...]
  • Job Interview Mistakes That Could Really Hurt Your Chances – Part 4

    Brian Clapp
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    We’ve been tackling a 5-part series covering some of the most common job interview mistakes people are making that are preventing them from getting the opportunity they have been waiting for. This is part 4 of 5 and trust me you want to listen and learn. job mistakes part 4 Video Transcript for “Job Interview [...]
 
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    Dialysis Technician Central

  • Understanding the Importance of Bedside Manners

    Stephanie
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Bedside mannerism refers to how a healthcare provider handles their patient in an appropriate doctor-patient relationship within a healthcare practice. This relationship is extremely important and helps a patient to receive excellent-quality, effective healthcare from that particular facility.  Which Ethics are Included in Bedside Mannerism?Bedside manners include numerous ethics and behaviors that make patients feel important, cared for, and comfortable. These manners include taking care of a patient, greeting them politely, guiding them in detail about their problem and its treatment…
  • Understanding the Various Causes of Renal Failure

    Stephanie
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Renal failure takes place when one or both of your kidneys are unable to cleanse your blood or separate it from all the waste substances and products mixed in with it. On losing this ability, a high level of toxic wastes start accumulating in your blood and can cause a severe imbalance of electrolytes and hormones in your body.Take a look at some of the major causes of kidney failure.Impaired or Slow Flow of Blood to the KidneysIf blood does not flow smoothly to your kidneys, then the chances of you suffering from kidney failure become higher. You can experience an impaired flow of blood if…
  • Dialysis Technician: What Not To Do

    Stephanie
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    There are many reported cases of negligence in the dialysis field, which have resulted in very hazardous situations. Even though dialysis seems like a fairly harmless procedure when compared to other procedures like surgeries and labor, it is still a very technical process. Moreover, the most dangerous aspect of this particular treatment is that it needs to be administered to the patient at least three times a week. When something is taking place this frequently, at one point or another one, careless mistake can easily happen. The only problem is the fact that one careless mistake can easily…
  • More Study Hacks to Help you Master Your Dialysis Technician Course

    Stephanie
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Study hacks are techniques that can facilitate you in becoming better at your studies more smoothly, as well as more quickly. As you are well aware, a dialysis technician course is nothing near a piece of cake; it demands you to be extremely attentive and hard working as you have to learn a wealth of important information. In this situation, it is a wise idea to take the help of some useful tips that can help you perfectly all the important information conveniently.Here are some more study hacks to help you out with this difficult yet significant task.Take the Help of a MnemonicMnemonic…
  • 11 Wonderful Study Hacks to Help You Learn and Memorize Information Fast

    Stephanie
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Becoming a dialysis technician is easier said than done. You need to spend hours in the classroom, carry out intense clinical studies, spend time in the laboratory, and then receive hands-on training in your respective area of specialization. Moreover, you need to memorize tons of information for clearing the different examinations related to your specific field.To make sure that you don’t lag behind your peers, take a good look at the valuable study hacks below.Exercise Before Your ExamDr. Chuck Hillman of the University of Illinois conducted some research that showed how exercising for…
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    Bank Exams Today

  • Current Affairs Update for 1 November

    31 Oct 2014 | 11:07 pm
    Current affairs update for today :- Politics Devendra Fadnavis (full name Devendra Gangadharrao Fadnavis) sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. The oath ceremony held at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, Maharashtra. He is the 27th Chief Minister of the State but became 18th person. The State of Palestine officially recognized by Sweden and became the first European Union Country who done it. National Integration Day observed on 31st October i.e. on the eve of birth anniversary of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SSC Examinations Calender for 2015

    31 Oct 2014 | 6:13 am
    Today SSC released calender for 2015 examinations. Name of the Exam Date to Apply Date of Exam CGL Examination 2014 (Tier-II) 18thJanuary 2014 to24thFebruary 2014 25-01-2015 SI in CAPFs, ASI in CISF and SI in Delhi Police -2015 28thFebruary 2015 to27th March 2015 24-05-2015 CGL (Tier-I) Examination-2015 14th March 2015 to13th April 2015 14-062015 and 21-06-2015 Constable (GD) Examination – 2014 7thNovember 2014 to6thDecember 2014 ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Time, Speed and Distance: Revision Questions

    31 Oct 2014 | 4:16 am
    Who thinks Time, Speed and Distance (TSD) is tough? No one I hope! IBPS PO had TSD, IBPS Clerical will have TSD and SBI Associates PO may have TSD too. Is a very easy chapter – and hence getting this correct in every exam that you appear for is a given and a must! Quick Revision of the theory of TSD will be followed by some good revision worthy questions (picked up especially for you from here and there and there and here!) Understanding Time, Speed and Distance1. When a person/or a body... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Daily Vocab Dose - Character G

    31 Oct 2014 | 2:55 am
    Daily Vocabulary dose for today 1. Gesticulate– communicate or express through movement/gesture     ex.: From the other side of the bridge I saw her gesticulate me to hurry up. 2. Grimace – frown/scowl – to make a face      ex.: He grimaced in pain and the nurse injected a syringe into his arm! 3. Gusto – enjoyment/delight     ex.: The children ran all around the newly opened theme park with great gusto. 4.  Grandiose – pompous/ loud... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!
  • General Awareness Quiz for 31 October

    31 Oct 2014 | 12:25 am
    General awareness quiz for today 1. In BASEl III, the Conservation Buffer deadline for implementation of 2.5% is Jan 2019, whereas RBI has fixed at … 2. ICC Umpire of the year was won by Richard Kettleborough whereas ICC T20 performance of the year was won by 3. Who has been appointed as the Commander in Chief of Strategic Forces Command replacing SPS Cheema? 4. What is India’s Rank in “Global Peace Index 2014”? 5. Most Trusted brand in India as per Brand Trust... [[ 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

  • Six Figure Jobs and Executive Jobs Search Success With These 4 Tips

    ddefazio
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:56 pm
    Searching for six figure jobs and executive jobs in today’s world can be tougher than ever. It’s imperative that seekers of executive jobs and six figure jobs stand out from their competition and prove to their potential employer that they offer a high return on investment. To do this, seekers of executive jobs and six figure jobs need certain tools, including the essential job-search documents needed to effectively market oneself in the job hunt: executive resume, cover letter, career biography, reference dossier, etc. Here are four tips for landing six figure jobs and executive jobs: 1.
  • Optimize LinkedIn Profile for LinkedIn Jobs, LinkedIn Careers, LinkedIn Recruiters – Best LinkedIn Profiles

    ddefazio
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:22 pm
    A crucial part of any LinkedIn job search or really any job search plan is to optimize LinkedIn profile, since over 90% of companies will now check you out on LinkedIn before calling you. And over 97% of LinkedIn recruiters will source talent through LinkedIn looking for the best LinkedIn profiles. In order to be found, your LinkedIn Profile must be optimized for the right keywords for LinkedIn jobs, LinkedIn careers, and LinkedIn recruiters. Here’s how to optimize LinkedIn profile and get the most out of your LinkedIn profile and be included among the best LinkedIn profiles. Most Important…
  • Resume Objective: This Simple Check Confirms if You Are Hitting Your Resume Objectives

    ddefazio
    7 Sep 2014 | 8:48 pm
    Resume objective, resume objectives. Let me stop right there and say that if you are reading this blog post to learn how to write a resume objective, you are in the wrong place. In most cases, it is no longer considered good practice to put an resume objective on your resume — that went out about 20 years ago. But that’s not the subject of this post. Every resume you submit needs to be tailored somewhat for a specific position type, in other words, the resume objective is slightly different for each position. How can you be sure that your resume objectives are being met? Here is a…
  • 2014 Best Executive Resume Writers

    ddefazio
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:46 pm
    I work daily with many C level executives. I have also worked with resumes for over 20 years. I see both sides every day. As a trusted advisor to many C level executives who I have become friends with over the years, I thoroughly researched and reviewed many executive resume writers to develop this list of 2014 Top Executive Resume Writers. I regularly entrust these writers with the executive resumes of my close friends and top clients. I share this list with you to save you time identifying the list of 2014 top executive resume writers. There are many others, no doubt. But be careful if you…
  • Executive Resume Writing Guide for C Level Executives / C Level Positions

    ddefazio
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Executive resume writing is an art – a delicate balance between business proposal, biography, and leadership profile in an executive resume format. C level executives and those that aspire to C level positions often struggle with this balance on their executive resume, whether on a CEO resume, Marketing Manager resume, executive manager, or other professional profile resume. Are you up to the challenge? It takes a commitment of time as well as a challenge to your writing skills to get that best executive resume that will land you your dream job. A majority of executives that I speak with…
 
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  • The Scary Things You Think About Work

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    Are you thinking scary thoughts about your work? No, I don’t mean scary like “how will my organization face Ebola? (although I met two people last week whose jobs involved answering this question. Sending good thoughts to L and K.). I mean scary like, “this thought is so normal and comfortable so of course it continues to be true.” Believe me—that’s scary. I held these kinds of thoughts for many years, and they served me for a while. Until they failed miserably, painfully. What I’ve learned is that for each scary thought, there’s a smarty…
  • What Are You Afraid Of? Three Fears Blocking Your Next Career Decision

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:28 am
    I’ve heard it said that all of our negative behaviors can be traced back to one thing: FEAR. I can relate. After my boss announced her retirement, I started stressing out bigtime about my next career move. Her departure forced me to suddenly—and painfully—wake up and admit that the path I was on wasn’t where I wanted to go. And while I couldn’t articulate it then, I now see that it was FEAR that kept me stuck, procrastinating, unhappy, and being less than who I was supposed to be. Ick with a capital eh. Of course, I couldn’t see those fears at the time. It…
  • How to Be More Strategic: Three Ways [VIDEO]

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:53 am
    A client of mine just overheard this conversation between her boss and her boss’s boss: “She does good work, but she needs to be more strategic.”  Ouch! Damn with faint praise, as Alexander Pope once said (no known relation to Olivia, Scandal fans, although ole Alex created a few scandals of his own). Sure, it’s nice to hear you’re doing good work, but what my client knows—and what you need to know—is that good work isn’t cutting it anymore to make you stand out, be recognized, and get the opportunities to do what you love to do best. The…
  • Are You Celebrating Enough? Five Things to Start

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:29 am
    I like a good celebration as much as anyone. But do we really need to start celebrating Halloween before summer is officially over? Do we need to hear Christmas carols on the radio in September? Well, maybe we do. As I talk to clients and members of my speaking audiences, I’ve noticed an increased desire—a hunger, even—to have more good things to celebrate, to recognize, to hold up and be happy about, especially at work. It’s almost like we are looking for permission to celebrate. Permission granted. With that thought in mind, here are five things you may want to start…
  • The Fifty Best Things I Know at 50

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    It seems that everyone who hits a chronological milestone seems to inflict his or her life’s discoveries on the world. And now I’ll join the guilty. I just turned fifty. And while this blog always aims to be about YOU ( helping you change your life at work for the better, for good), I’ll ask for your indulgence as I share a half century list of things I now know (but didn’t always). Hope you find something in this list to add to your knowledge bank, too. The Fifty Best Things I Know at 50 If  you’re feeling stuck, the best first thing you can do is to get clear…
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  • 5 Engineering Courses That Will Never Lose Their Charm

    admin
    31 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    From good colleges to good companies, an engineer aspires both. The engineering courses can be distributed among 250 varied courses clubbed under the traditional electrical, mechanical, civil and other traditional courses. But, the demand for the traditional courses remains high as the numbers of jobs by that are listed mostly have demands for engineers pursuing traditional engineering courses. The following article talks about the evergreen engineering courses that will never lose their charm. Google, Boeing or General Electrics, all these companies are listed under the most coveted jobs for…
  • 6 Ways To Help You Become A Fear-Free Leader?

    admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:34 am
    There is an interesting similarity between faith and fear. Both require an unshakable belief in an uncertain future. Given the choice between the two, why not have faith. Sounds reasonable enough . But for most people, the fear of negative consequences is stronger than their belief in positive outcomes. Especially, when it comes to taking risks and making decisions where there is no clear-cut answer. Both business and life are like a test – mostly fill in the blank and essay. The test of business and life present many interesting questions where there are many answers to a question. In…
  • How Fear Affects Our Leadership Part 2

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
                                              Fear is like a sickness. No one is totally immune. How we respond to fear is what separates bad and mediocre from great leaders. Usually, leaders respond to fear based on their leadership ability, confidence and past experiences. New leaders tend to be impacted more by fear.  Often times they feel as if they’re traveling a road less traveled and they usually don’t have past successes to draw upon. Experienced leaders have faced both…
  • How Fear Affects Our Leadership Part 1

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    Fear isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it’s ok to be scared sometimes. Fear can be the adrenalin that enables us to escape danger or the motivation for us to succeed. I’ve heard successful athletes, business people and actors state that their biggest motivation for their success is to avoid the poverty and the lack they experienced growing up. In itself, fear is not a bad motivator to work hard or to stay on top in your chosen field. However, motivation by fear can often be a self-fulfilling prophesy. Instead of the love, passion, focus, desire for your gift being your…
  • 8 Principles Of Success

    admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    There aren’t any true “secrets” to success. The secrets have all been discovered I believe. What makes one person successful can be vastly different from what makes another person successful. Famous sports stars, actors, business people, writers and leaders do share some common traits that have made them successful. I don’t want to call these traits secrets. Rather I would like to refer to these traits as principles of success. Here are eight common denominators of successful people: 1. Passion - Success at anything is hard. And you will fail trying to accomplish…
 
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  • How Negative People Can Ruin Your Performance at Work

    Coach Wolfgang
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Thanks to Monica Gomez for her guest blog. A brief bio is below. – Amy Most of us prefer to spend time with positive people rather than spend time with negative people. Happiness is contagious, and we feel better overall when surrounded by positive people. Even if you know that you prefer to be around positive people, you may not realize that being around those who are negative actually has a negative impact on your life. Here are six ways that being around negative people can hurt your performance at work. Increasing Your Burden If you’re one of the many people who prefer to be…
  • Carpet Cleaning and the Lost Phone Interview

    Coach Wolfgang
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    I have a guest blog to share… interesting story with a very practical set of recommendations. Enjoy! - Coach Wolfgang My phone interview begins in 3 minutes. I’ve done all my prep. My resume is in front of me. Job application, company website, questions I intend to ask… check, check, check! At 8:30 the Vice President of Sales is calling me on my home phone. I chose my home phone since it’s easier to have a conversation on a land line rather than a mobile phone line. It’s 8:34 am… I check my cordless phone handset – no missed calls, power on.
  • Fight the Fear of Finding a New Career

    Dawn Shaw
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Searching for a new career can seem overwhelming.  For some individuals, the job-hunting process itself can appear to be a mountain to climb, especially when you are out of shape! See if any of these statements sound familiar: I don’t know where to start. I don’t know what I want to do anymore or what options I might enjoy. I haven’t updated my resume in years. The last time I searched for a job, I sent resumes through the mail! My family is relying on my current job. Alleviate the Fear of Career Change The overwhelming feeling that comes from ‘not knowing’ is enough to keep many…
  • A Necessity for Career Change: Discomfort

    Dawn Shaw
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:53 am
    Change feels uncomfortable…for everyone!  That is why change can be so difficult. If you want to see a change in your career, it isn’t likely going to be easy and may not feel comfortable. Of course, those feeling are normal for a worthwhile change and even many small changes. It’s analogous to trying to lose weight. Restricting your diet and exercising more are not easy changes which is why we procrastinate. We definitely want the results, but realize that it will be difficult at times.  The inconvenience of waking up early, driving to the gym, or even putting on our gym…
  • Career Opportunities are Everywhere but Hard to See

    Dawn Shaw
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Creating opportunity is a mindset. Opportunities are actually everywhere – we don’t see them all because we’re stuck in the same patterns of thinking. Our thoughts affect the way we see opportunity. Here are some examples of patterns of thinking that block us from seeing an opportunity: He’s next in line for the promotion. I’m not qualified for that job. That job won’t fit the needs of my family. These thought patterns are what limit us. However, look at that list again… they are all future projections and not based on facts. No matter how rough it’s been in…
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  • Get Inspired by Jerome Jarre and Why He Turned Down A Million Dollars to Take a Job He Didn’t Want

    Bryce Christiansen
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    What would you do if you sat in a New York City Office, in front of a handful of top ad executives, offering you a million dollars to be part of their advertising campaign.  The only catch was you had to live in NYC for the next year. Most of us would take it in… The post Get Inspired by Jerome Jarre and Why He Turned Down A Million Dollars to Take a Job He Didn’t Want appeared first on Careertopia.
  • 34 Crucial Tips For Your Next Job Interview [Infographic]

    Bryce Christiansen
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    About a thousand articles come out each week on the subject of job interview tips, so I don’t typically share these kind of posts on Careertopia. However, today’s infographic from CollegeAtlas.org presents the results of a two thousand hiring manager survey in a thoughtful presentation I really enjoyed. The best part is that anyone can… The post 34 Crucial Tips For Your Next Job Interview [Infographic] appeared first on Careertopia.
  • Yes, There Are Differences Between Male and Female Leaders – And That’s Not a Bad Thing

    Guest Post
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Last week, I interviewed Shannon McFayden for Talent Tribune, an up-and-coming HR news outlet. Shannon is a former Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Human Resources and Corporate Relations at Wachovia. Once named one of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” by US Banker, Shannon now works as an executive consultant and leadership… The post Yes, There Are Differences Between Male and Female Leaders – And That’s Not a Bad Thing appeared first on Careertopia.
  • Savvy Social Strategies for Job Seekers

    Kirk Kerr
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    In today’s crowded job market, it can be extremely difficult to get any viable leads for jobs. I know from personal experience that I have had a ludicrously low response rate when searching for work. 1 or 2 good prospects from a vast slew of inquiries and even then, those prospects are difficult to follow… The post Savvy Social Strategies for Job Seekers appeared first on Careertopia.
  • Not All That Glitters is Gold – Have you Checked the Financial Realities of Your Dream Job?

    Bryce Christiansen
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    When you spend a long time aspiring to get that dream job offer, it’s okay to let the fantasy run wild. As you compare companies and opportunities, it’s fine to get caught up in the prestige you’ll get, the fun you’ll have, and the money you’ll earn. But while your dream job is something that… The post Not All That Glitters is Gold – Have you Checked the Financial Realities of Your Dream Job? appeared first on Careertopia.
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  • Fear of Failure- What Would You Do if You Couldn’t Fail?

    Biron
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Ask yourself this question: what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? Start a company? Become a writer? Photographer? Whatever you decide, how close is it to what you’re currently doing? And if it’s not even in the same ballpark, it’s time to ask yourself why. Fear of failure is a pretty common reason holding people back from attempting their dreams. Here’s the reality though- if you don’t attempt something, you’ll never ever reach your goal. This is 100% guaranteed. If you don’t pursue your dream job because you decide you’re…
  • How ANYONE Can Start Their Own Business Today

    Biron
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:49 pm
    More people are employees than business owners. That’s just the way it is. And the world probably wouldn’t work (at least not in the same way) if that weren’t the case. But I think everyone should try to start their own business at least once, even if it’s just on weekends or after-hours while maintaining their day job. You might love it and never go back! You’ll get plenty of benefits once you find a business that works:   extra income added confidence new perspective within your field/niche (this could also help you advance further in your…
  • 5 Reasons You Should Use LinkedIn

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

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

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

    Amber Anderson
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    We came across this Job Seeker’s Bill of Rights and thought it presented relevant information clearly and concisely for anyone seeking work through a staffing agency. We have written many times in our blog about the critical role a staffing agency plays in a job search, and we continue to stand by those blogs.  If… The post A Job Seeker’s Rights When Working With a Staffing Agency appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • IT Contractor: Frequently Asked Questions for your Staffing Agency

    Amber Anderson
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    The post IT Contractor: Frequently Asked Questions for your Staffing Agency appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • Temp-to-Hire: A Strategy for Employers and Job Seekers

    Amber Anderson
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    The post Temp-to-Hire: A Strategy for Employers and Job Seekers appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • Do You Respond to Job Ads and Job Postings?

    Amber Anderson
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    The post Do You Respond to Job Ads and Job Postings? appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • How Do You Know You Made a Bad Hire?

    Jori Blumsack
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    How Do You Know You Made a Bad Hire?   If you have ever been in a hiring capacity, chances are you have hired someone that you wished you had not; in other words, you made a bad hire. There are so many estimates on the cost of a bad hire, but one thing is… The post How Do You Know You Made a Bad Hire? appeared first on The Vesume Group.
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    Govt Jobs 2014

  • Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam Recruitment 2015

    Eswararao Mettu
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam Recruitment 2014Naval Dockyard invites applications from eligible applicants of Indian Nationals to the filling of Electrician, Fitter, Welder, Mechanic, Painter and other category posts from ITI Qualified Indian Citizens. Interested candidates are submit duly filled applications before 15th December 2014. For other details regarding to educational, age limit, pay scale, how to apply etc given below.Read more »
  • RRB Para Medical Recruitment 2014 Application form

    Eswararao Mettu
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:50 am
    RRB Para Medical Recruitment 2014 Application form www.indianrailways.gov.inRailway Recruitment Board has issued official advertisement for 951 Para Medical Staff vacancies under Central Railway board. The name of the jobs are Staff Nurse, Health & Malaria Inspector, Lab Assistant etc categories posts.All eligible candidates are submit application in envelope cover before 1st December 2014. For more details are mentioned below.Read more »
  • Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL) Recruitment 2014

    Eswararao Mettu
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:22 pm
    Mazagon Dock Ltd (MDL) Recruitment 2014 Application form-www.mazagondock.gov.inMazagon Dock Limited (MDL), A Government of India Undertaking, MDL is India's leading Shipbuilding Company with a profit-making Central Government Schedule 'A' PSU under the Ministry of Defence, Department of Defence Production. Eligible candidates are apply before 27th Nov2014. More details regarding to qualifications, age limit, pay scale, how to apply and more given below.Read more »
  • Hyderabad City Police Recruitment 2014-15

    Eswararao Mettu
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:33 pm
    Hyderabad City Police Recruitment 2014-15 Home Guards and Technical Posts Application formHyderabad City Police has issued latest jobs notification for filling of total 150 Home Guard and Technical Posts. Eligible applicants fill prescribed format and sent before 22nd Nov 2014. The complete information regarding to Hyderabad City Police Home Guard & Technical Posts eligibility given below.Read more »
  • Air India Recruitment Trainee Cabin Crew Jobs 2014-15

    Eswararao Mettu
    29 Oct 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Air India Recruitment Trainee Cabin Crew Jobs 2014-15 Apply OnlineAir India has bring out latest advertisement to the filling of 161 posts of Trainee Cabin Crew from Unmarried Indian Citizens. Eligible persons are apply online method, Air India will recruits on fixed term engagement for five years and to maintain a wait list for future requirements.All desirable applicants are register online before 18th November 2014. More details are mentioned below.Read more »
 
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  • How You Can Improve Your CNA Resume

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

    Tiffany Michaels
    1 Jul 2014 | 5:09 pm
    Learn the best way to get your Certified Nursing Assistant Certification and licensure renewed and restored free of cost.
  • How to Transfer your CNA License to Another State

    Tiffany Michaels
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:05 am
    Learn how to switch your certified nursing certification to a different state so as to continue practicing as a CNA no matter where you go in the United States.
  • CNA Skills Set: Moving a Resident from the Bed to the Stretcher

    Tiffany Michaels
    1 Jun 2014 | 6:00 pm
    For your next CNA skill set, make sure you learn how to appropriately transfer a patient from the bed, to the stretcher or gurney. This can be a very dangerous evolution and requires the utmost attention to ensure you minimize injury and risk to you and the patient.
  • CNA Skills Set: Gait-Transfer Belt Use

    Tiffany Michaels
    18 May 2014 | 3:56 pm
    In preparation for your CNA Skills test, learn how to appropriately use the Gait-Transfer belt to ambulate your patient. Videos, tips and more.
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  • Tips to Work Smart, Not Hard

    Tech Owl
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Everyone of us works hard in life – there is probably no doubt about it. We do hard work in our professions so that we can excel at work. We endeavor to keep up our connections. We work hard so that we can attain the best results in our life. After working hard for a broadened span of time, there comes a moment that we understand that there’s just so much we can do by working hard. Don’t get me wrong!! Hard work is essential. I am a firm supporter of hard work – I can be a remarkable workaholic. I can continue working non-stop to achieve something. Hard work is doubtlessly…
  • How To Achieve Search Engine Optimization For Your Blog

    Tech Owl
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Search engine optimization is a not a new concept. But not every one is familiar with this. What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? Search engine optimization is nothing but make your website/ article/ blog search engine  friendly. Which means, you are optimizing your web content so that it could easily be visible to the search engines. This way , whenever someone searches the topic, your article will appear in the search engine outputs. It is not very complicated as people often feel. With some focused efforts your page can gain higher rankings in search engines. There are many parameters…
  • Top Ten Blogging Niches for Beginners

    Shweta Sharma
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Niche blogging has turned into one of the most profitable business in the 21st century. When you narrow your bloggin niche to a specific topic more revenue could be generated. However, selecting a niche can be the most difficult task for a beginner. Following are the top 10 blogging niches that are always in demand: 1)      Health and Fitness: One of the most searched topics on the internet is health and fitness. These days people are very concerned about their health. More and more people are going online to find solutions about health related problems. You can provide information on…
  • Why Plagiarism Hurts for Bloggers ?

    Shweta Sharma
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Plagiarism is copying the content of already published content somewhere else, and re-publishing at some other location without appropriate credit to actual content owner, references. Plagiarism can be disastrous for your website or blog. Website’s keyword rankings and SEO suffer a major decline. Furthermore, your website can be penalized due to plagiarism. Penalizing a website means that it will not be shown in search engine results, i.e. it will exist but it cannot be corresponded with. Following are the major reasons that can affect your website: 1)      Plagiarism Decreases Google…
  • How To Become Popular At Work

    Tech Owl
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:29 pm
    We all want to be liked by others, whether it will be at our home or in office. At work, we want our boss and colleagues to like us and give compliments to us. When you would be liked at you workplace, you could become the most popular person at work. But how it would be possible..?? Read: Workplace Do’s And Don’ts Here are some simple tips on how to become popular at work: Be in Contact The first and foremost step of becoming popular is being in touch with everyone you’ve ever worked with. Say a ‘hi’ to people from the boss to the peon. This is a deed of a gentleman which should…
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  • What to Say (And Not Say) in an Informational Interview

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    As a travel, tourism and hospitality job seeker, it can be challenging to make yourself known to the right people, people who can help you gain exposure or visibility and break into the industry. One of the best ways to get access to these types of important people in the industry is to conduct informational... [Continue Reading]What to Say (And Not Say) in an Informational Interview was first posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:49 am.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • Don’t Get Used to Settling

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:45 pm
    Who here has settled for something throughout their career? We have all settled for something at some point in our professional lives. When you were 22 and just out of school, would you have imagined you’d be working where you are today? What did you dream your job would be 10, 15 or 20 years... [Continue Reading]Don’t Get Used to Settling was first posted on September 22, 2014 at 9:45 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • Don’t Let Bad Career Choices Affect Your Future Career Success

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    20 Sep 2014 | 5:32 am
    Most people don’t believe that they have control over their careers. After all, 90% of people are currently looking to change their current jobs or entire careers, but despite being miserable on the job and wanting to get away from our horrible workplace, annoying co-workers or abusive managers, many of us are reluctant to quit.... [Continue Reading]Don’t Let Bad Career Choices Affect Your Future Career Success was first posted on September 20, 2014 at 8:32 am.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • How to Target and Research Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Companies in Your Job Search

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    5 Sep 2014 | 1:23 pm
    Are you sending out your resume right now in the hopes that you’ll get a travel, tourism or hospitality job? Let’s assume that you’ve just spent a lot of time preparing your resume. Now, you’re finally ready to get into action. What’s the first thing you’re likely to do? Of course! You go online and... [Continue Reading]How to Target and Research Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Companies in Your Job Search was first posted on September 5, 2014 at 4:23 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • What’s Your Biggest Challenge?

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

    Curt
    30 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    Do you have a big dream you feel inspired to pursue, but somehow you just never quite get started on it? I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how often we let our goals and dreams languish on the shelf, waiting for the time to be right to pursue them (or maybe even feeling deep down like we probably never will). There are a bazillion reasons we do this. One of the biggies is feeling overwhelmed at the size and perceived do-ability of the vision. With that in mind, may I present to you…<drumroll,please!>…the superhuman power of one single small step! Many of us have…
  • 11 career change blocking mistakes to avoid

    Curt
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    Do you have a career change percolating? Want to make it as fluid and successful (and minimally painful and challenging) as possible? Then today’s post is for you! For thirteen plus years in my Passion Catalyst work, I have had front row seat on people’s career change efforts. Along the way,I have had a bazillion conversations with aspiring career changers, both my clients and others. In the process, I have gotten a good picture of how people get in the way of a successful career change. I would like to share a few of the big ones here. Taking a blind leap This is probably the…
  • How to ride your fear to success

    Curt
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    Does fear ever stop you dead in your tracks and stop you from stepping fully into your potential? Do you ever feel inspired to do something, then watch that inspiration seep away as fear leaks into the picture? If so, welcome to the human experience! That happens to all of us, to some degree. In my most recent Wild About Work video, I take a look at how to harness that fear to help you reach your goals, rather than letting it stop you. Subscribe to the Wild About Work! blog RSS feed. Download the FREE Wild About Work! Audio Course. Brought to you by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst TM…
  • 5 types of support you need to get Wild About Work

    Curt
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    If you want to create work you love, do not, do not, do not fall prey to the notion that you can do it all yourself! That’s a great way to both fail and have a really sucky, insecure, fear-filled time in the process. When I first started my Passion Catalyst coaching work back in 2001, I was making a change from a past life as a marketing guy. While I was a natural coach (I literally put a framework around what I did naturally), I wasn’t a career expert. To start developing a knowledge base, I interviewed dozens of people who had successfully pursued their passions in their careers…
  • Career Passion 101

    Curt
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    A big part of getting Wild About Work is doing work that energizes you. In this video, I share a nuts-and-bolts, common sense approach to finding passion in your work. Based on the approach I developed in my Passion Catalyst coaching to help my clients create careers that energize and inspire them, in this video, I take a look at: My definition of passion Why passion isn’t about what you love How to identify your passion’s basic building blocks that you can use to both improve your current work and plan for passion in your career’s future Subscribe to the Wild About Work!
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    Number Direct » Articles

  • Ambi Labs Discuss Ambi Climate, Kickstarter And The Internet Of Things

    Dan
    31 Oct 2014 | 2:48 am
    The home of the future is beginning to sound like an exciting prospect, and one of the most exciting innovations that'll play a part in it is Ambi Climate. The post Ambi Labs Discuss Ambi Climate, Kickstarter And The Internet Of Things appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Which 2014 Smartphone Has The Best Battery Life?

    Dan
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    Because of the popularity of smartphones, battery life is now a major concern for customers. So, which phones from 2014 are the best for battery life? The post Which 2014 Smartphone Has The Best Battery Life? appeared first on Number Direct.
  • RIP iPod: A Look Back at One of the Best Loved Tech Products of All Time

    Adele Halsall
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    We decided to pay tribute to the iPod for the many hours of portable music bliss it has brought us throughout the years. iPod...we salute you. The post RIP iPod: A Look Back at One of the Best Loved Tech Products of All Time appeared first on Number Direct.
  • How Businesses Can Cut Telecoms Costs

    Dan
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    There are a number of practical ways for UK businesses to cut their telecom costs, meaning they will have money to better spend elsewhere. The post How Businesses Can Cut Telecoms Costs appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Mobile Telecoms Industry In Scotland

    Dan
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:06 am
    Telecoms across Scotland and the UK have changed over the years. But after the referendum, what is the current state of the Scottish mobile telecom industry? The post Mobile Telecoms Industry In Scotland appeared first on Number Direct.
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    Media Jobs

  • Experian on the prowl for a new Product Manager in California

    David Marini
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Experian is looking for a new Product Manager in California. As a leading global information services company, they help businesses in 80 countries manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. And when you work at Experian, you’ll have the opportunity to turn your skill, expertise and passion into a valuable career. Our talented people are making all this happen, and we reward their achievement with a comprehensive benefits package and opportunities for professional development. The elements for your success are all in place at Experian. Apply…
  • Sports Endeavors out of North Carolina is recruiting for their next Social Media Manager

    David Marini
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Sports Endeavors, Inc., better known as Soccer.com, is looking for a Social Media Manager to help share their passion for soccer. Do you wake up early on Saturday mornings just to watch Premier League action?  Then we may have the perfect job for you. The Social Media Manager will possess a keen awareness of emerging soccer and social media trends and will develop the Soccer.com Social Media Strategy across all engaged social channels and focus will be in generating inbound traffic and growing Soccer.com brand awareness. Can you fit your love for the beautiful game into 140 characters?
  • Aqua Hospitality is surfing the pacific for a Social Media Manager

    David Marini
    28 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Aqua Hospitality is in need of a Social Media Manager in Oahu, Hawaii. Aqua Hospitality is a dynamic Hawaii-based hotel company that sets the standard for a Hawaii and Guam vacation experience. Their 3 hotel brands, Aqua Hotels and Resorts, Monogram Hotel Collection and Lite Hotels, deliver unique experiences for discriminating travelers who seek fresh accommodations at any budget. The Social Media Manager is responsible for developing strategies and executing day-to-day social media duties for 50+ hotels and resorts. This position drives customer engagement, grows social following, manages…
  • $2 Million for 10 month old AirMedia, YouTube killer?

    David Marini
    27 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Video content is the future, and publishers are trying to figure out how to get more and more of their content in front of the right eyes. Well, guess what, a startup called AirMedia might just be that company to find new distribution for premium publishers. AirMedia’s plan is to promote this content in the same way companies like Outbrain and Taboola have been doing, except in video and not with all that weak content. Airmedia will offer video viewers with high quality recommendations at the bottoms of publishers’ sites. Video owners should be stoked at the prospect of a brand new…
  • Brand Director – Amazon Fashion – New York City

    David Marini
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    Amazon Fashion is seeking a Brand Director to join their New York City offices. Can you think strategically, but stay on top of tactical execution? How about thinking big with an innate ability to inspire passion in others? Do you have relentlessly high standards complemented by excellent judgment? Apply Here So who is the ideal Brand Director for Amazon Fashion? The Brand Director will build and lead teams that oversee product imagery, fashion office editorial direction, merchandising, content development, and creative production. Lead and develop a high-performing team of fifteen to drive…
 
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    The Pyramid Grid

  • Why Bad Reviews Can Be Good for Business

    Author
    31 Oct 2014 | 10:36 am
    After months of nothing but praise, one negative customer review finally hit your business. It was cutting, devastating, and you just know your company will suffer from it. That bad, huh? Rather than suffer, you should be happy that someone badmouth your products or services. It may seem a contradiction of sorts, but good things do come from the bad. Past research showed that even when criticisms were extreme, there was a surprising increase in sales. Why did this happen? It adds credibility If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. In business, this adage is even scarier,…
  • When You Actually Need a Career Change

    Author
    27 Oct 2014 | 11:52 am
    Changing careers is indeed one very daunting decision. But unfortunately for some, it’s an inevitable decision that has to be eventually embraced. How will you know if you need career change? Here are 5 vital points to consider: You are constantly exhausted, worn out and downright depleted. Once you start experiencing chronic illness, exhaustion and debilitation, it’s the sign you need to look into your work and lifestyle. Many people spend more hours working than actually living their lives. That’s bad enough but it’s worse when you don’t like what you’re…
  • Where Business Opportunities Come From

    Author
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    So you’ve decided to become an entrepreneur. But what are you going to sell? What can you do that will lead to business success and growth? Is there something that isn’t already on the market? The hardest part of starting a company is finding a lucrative opportunity. What you should be looking for, however, is a need—a need that you can provide the answer or solution to. How do you discover a need, exactly? At times when you are in need Clichéd as it may sound, but necessity is the mother of invention. Those times when you find yourself drowning in problems or debts, opportunities…
  • 5 Transferable Skills You Should Develop

    Author
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    Skills are essential to help you survive the demands of life. While some are specific to certain areas, such as your job, relationship and parenting, some skills are useful all throughout. These refer to transferable or portable skills that are relevant to across the board, so to speak. What are some of them? Working effectively in a team   Teamwork is applicable in nearly every group situation. Regardless of the goal that must be achieved, being able to work effectively with other people will make you a valuable part of the team. You will really fit in, no doubt about it. Showing…
  • Small Business Growth: Taking the Next Step Online

    Author
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:07 am
    Now that Wal-Mart, one of the largest retail corporations in America, has decided to “spend more on e-commerce in the face of stagnant same-store sales and falling store traffic in the US”, according to their executives, you should consider doing the same thing. Even if you only run a small retail store, you can benefit from taking your business online. How do you get started? Prepare an e-Business model That business plan you made during your company’s start-up phase won’t work online. Since it’s a completely different platform, you need to create strategies that will suit the…
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    Personal assistant jobs

  • Are You a Leader or a Hater?

    Celebrity Assistant
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    I think there are two kinds of people in the world: leaders and haters. If you’re a leader, then you have a winning attitude and you’re optimistic. And on the flip side, there are the haters who are always spreading negativity and being pessimistic. I believe it’s actually that simple.   As the old adage […]
  • How to Get Sued After Leaving Your Job “Big”

    Celebrity Assistant
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:50 am
    Regardless of why you leave your job – termination or resignation – you are at risk of being sued if you do it loudly and recklessly (aka “big”). While you may get some temporary satisfaction from “going out in style,” here are a number of scenarios that can get you sued by your employer. These […]
  • Bad ‘Expert’ Advice: Why You Shouldn’t Quit Your Job

    Celebrity Assistant
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:04 am
    If I see one more article online that says you should just quit your job if you don’t like it, then I’m going to scream. Absolutely, positively, without reservation, it is the single worst piece of advice that you could ever receive. The person usually giving the (bad) advice is most often famous, rich or […]
  • Why You Should Become a Personal Assistant

    Celebrity Assistant
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:23 pm
    If you’re thinking about becoming a persona assistant to an executive, entrepreneur, local celebrity or high net worth family, there has never been a better time. The demand for PAs is overwhelming, and with so much to do in a single day, the new “right-hand” is a must have.   Great job perks Working as […]
  • Fast & Easy Tips for Improving Your Resume

    Celebrity Assistant
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:55 pm
      If you’re not scoring job interviews after countless submissions, then you may not need a career coach just yet. Here are some fast, simple and easy tips for improving your resume:   Customize your resume submission The first line of defense is for you to customize your resume for the job you are submitting […]
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    Latest blog entries

  • How To Act After Getting A Rejection Letter

    29 Oct 2014 | 11:40 pm
    We all hate rejection. It makes us feel bad that someone doesn’t really like or want us. When you see you’ve been rejected in black and white it’s can take the wind out of our sail as a job seeker. After we get a rejection letter and recover our balance the tendency is to shy away from that company, those people and maybe even that type of job. It can and often does, change our behavior and often not in a way that serves us well. Don’t let that be you. Let’s look at a rejection letter first and then what your actions and behavior should be following a rejection letter. What Does A…
  • 5 Easy Tips To Get Noticed By Prospective Employers

    28 Oct 2014 | 11:01 pm
    With the high rate of unemployment and so many people clamoring after the same jobs, it pays to stay ahead of the employment game. The trick is discovering and perfecting ways and means of doing so. If you are performing a sales vacancy search, there are many other job seekers doing the same thing. One of the best ways to stand out is to boost your job profile to get noticed by prospective employers. Here are five easy tips that will help: 1. Improve Job-Hiring Techniques When it comes to areas like submitting a cover letter and resume, it is important to know what to say and how to say it.
  • Pure-jobs.com: 7 Tips For Writing A Great LinkedIn Invitation

    28 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Whether you’re new to LinkedIn or you’re a seasoned user, connecting with new people can be a challenge, especially when you’re not sure what to write in your LinkedIn invitation. You might be tempted to use the generic “I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn” template, but beware! By not personalizing your message, you could lose a precious opportunity to network. How To Write A LinkedIn Invitation Here are seven great tips on writing LinkedIn invitations from our approved career experts: 1. Be Honest “Explain why you want to connect with the person,” says…
  • Pure-jobs.com: 5 Rules For Celebrating Halloween At Work

    27 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    It’s almost time for Halloween! The chill is in the air. The leaves are turning on the trees. Bags of candy of every description practically fall off the shelves into your basket as you wind your way through the grocery store. And everyone—especially the kids—has started to think about what their Halloween costumes this year will be. Halloween isn’t just for children, however. Many adults enjoy having the opportunity to dress up in costume and celebrate “All Hallows’ Evening.” And many businesses feel obligated—or enjoy, as the case may be—decorating for Halloween the same…
  • How To Avoid The Underemployment Trap

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:33 am
    You’ve probably done this (or have a friend or colleague who has). You’re in an extended job search but can’t get the interviews or offers you need. Running out of time and money, you take a lower-level role just to cover the bills and keep a roof over your head. Watch: Fighting Against Underemployment  The problem, though, is that once you do this, it gets harder to return your career to its pre-search trajectory and salary. Recruiters and hiring managers will tend to perceive your candidacy as tarnished and you’ll find it more difficult than ever to land interviews, let alone…
 
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    Purpose Rockstar: Daily Career Stories including Grammar Girl and Gretchen Rubin

  • 149: Camille Preston, Leadership Coach - Limo to Love

    Derrick Duplessy, Mignon Fogarty, Gretchen Rubin
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Camille Preston was a limo driver, waitress, and did it all. In this interview we explore how she found her vocation and how you can find yourself in work. Sponsor Perfect Fuel Chocolate, Use promo code "Rockstar" for 10% off
  • 148: Melissa Tyler, Tummy Toys - Silver, Stomach, and Incubators

    Derrick Duplessy, Mignon Fogarty, Gretchen Rubin
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Melissa Tyler is a Jeweler and entrepreneur getting in people's stomachs and making big change. We chat about her Tummy Toys and the incubation space she has created. Sponsor is Perfect Fuel Chocolate, Use Promo code "Rockstar" for 10% off
  • 147: Cheryl Brown, Quilter Chic - How to Qulit Online

    Derrick Duplessy, Mignon Fogarty, Gretchen Rubin
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    Cheryl Brown is teaching people how to quilt online. We chat about why she quilts and the challenges of making a living online. Sponsored by Perfect Fuel Chocolate, Use "Rockstar" at checkout for 10% off
  • 146: Henry Johnson - Friend of Creators

    Derrick Duplessy, Mignon Fogarty, Gretchen Rubin
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Henry Johnson has done the corporate thing, now he is on his way to creating a podcast about creators. We chat about the transition and his journey. Sponsor Perfect Fuel Chocolate, Use Rockstar at checkout for 10% off
  • 145: Sarah Sladek, Generations Expert - Make Boomers and Millennials Work Together

    Derrick Duplessy, Mignon Fogarty, Gretchen Rubin
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    Sarah Sladek helps companies figure out how to attract and retain millenials. We chat about the gap between baby boomers and millennials plus how to bridge it. Sponsored by Perfect Fuel Chocolate, Use "Rockstar"at Checkout for 10% off 
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  • Leverage on Professional Help to Avoid Data Loss

    31 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    The modern world is highly digitized and many crucial data is no longer in hard copy. However, accidents happen and data gets lost in different circumstances. In this situation, data recovery becomes ever more crucial. Worrying Data Loss Statistics Data loss has become a disturbing trend. According to a Symantec’s 2013 Report, 1 in every 2 hard disk drives will fail in 5 years. Another study by the Richmo Read More..
  • Cloud and Mobile App Development Should Go Hand-in-Hand

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Mobile devices are thin clients so cloud technologies and its storage power may change the scenario of mobile app development industry by offering great supports. Let’s check how cloud and mobile app development can go hand-in-hand for near and far future.There are millions of mobile applications reside in their respective marketplaces and waiting someone to download them and use them. Despite such huge accumulation, the demand of new mobile app development is consistently increasing. Read More..
  • The Gamification of the World as we know it

    30 Oct 2014 | 11:15 pm
    Image Credit:International Centre for the History of Electronic Games - National Museum of Play, Rochester by Ellen Forsyth is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Gaming started in a small way. In the 1950s, researchers in computer science departments started designing simple games and artificial simulations. A couple of decades later, arcade video games exploded onto the gaming scene. There are die-hard fans of Pong, Pac-man, Mort Read More..
  • Top 3 Design Do’s for a Great Mobile App

    30 Oct 2014 | 10:26 pm
    When it comes to mobile apps, great functionality has to be coupled with great usability for making it a success. App stores are flooded with hundreds of thousands of mobile apps that make users’ lives simpler, let them work, play, and have fun on the go. But the thing that separates the great apps from the ones that get few downloads is great design. Image source: http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs70/f/2014/019/d/7/modern_communication_technology Read More..
  • Home, Work Or Play: Find Your Ultimate Laptop

    30 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    Laptops have revolutionized the computer industry and have become so commonplace that they're now taken for granted. These computer models have undergone continual transformation since they first came on the market in 1981. Today's laptops—which can also considered as mobile workstations for business professionals—make it easier than ever to stay digitally connected, whether you're on vacation, at a conference, or relaxing on your deck at home. But are all models created equally? Read More..
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    Jobsdhamaka is Absolutely Great Company for Employees

  • What Do You Think About Bad Hiring Process?

    jobsdhamaka.com
    31 Oct 2014 | 9:19 pm
    As we know that hiring is costly and risiky procedure for recruiters or employers. They spend sufficient amounts on job hiring. With the advent of advanced technologies and amenties, the recruiters has become a little more smarter that how and who get shortlisted according to jobsdhamaka research team survey. A huge number of employers reported that […]
  • How to Use LinkedIn to Find More Job Opportunities

    jobsdhamaka.com
    31 Oct 2014 | 5:04 am
    Linkedin is one of the most used social networking platforms by professionals. The portal offers free registeration, add to professionals, free job search, free brand visibility and a lot more. Now users can upload their resume along with creating a professional profile on Linkedin. According to jobsdhamaka team, Most job seekers update their resume on […]
  • Jobsdhamaka Tips to Be a Investigator in Your Job Search

    jobsdhamaka.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:14 am
    Being an investigator in job search is not tough task for job seekers, it can be easily done by keeping one eye on various job boards and social platforms. There are a lot of global resources available over the internet. One can easily investigate and job search by registering on these job portals. With the […]
  • How to Choose Specific Keywords in Resume to Make Scannable

    jobsdhamaka.com
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:05 am
    Your resume is one of the most important assets for getting shortlisted by recruiters. It should be well-written and design along with well searching option. In the jobsdhamaka.com survey The recruiters always search resume/CV by using specific keywords such as functional areas, company name or designation. Having specific keywords associated with job role, area of […]
  • Common Interview Questions to Ask By Recruiters-Jobsdhamaka

    jobsdhamaka.com
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
    Do you know common interview questions that ask by most recruiters? If your answer is not, you are not a single job seeker. There are many job seekers who don’t aware with day-to-day interview questions asking by interviewers. Here are a few simple questions shortlisted by jobsdhamaka team for job seekers. What’s your greatest achievement […]
 
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    Education & Career

  • 10 Red Flag Phrases in Job Descriptions

    Stuart Chichester
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    The job seeking process is a two-way street. Applicants who are trying to sell themselves and companies who are making their jobs look like golden opportunities. There has been much discussion about applications that have misleading information. This is also true for the job descriptions that are not quite what they are describing. Here are […] The post 10 Red Flag Phrases in Job Descriptions appeared first on Education & Career.
  • Cover Letter Ideas Designed to Help You Get that First Job

    Stuart Chichester
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Upon graduating from high school or college, many graduates make a resume to distribute in hopes of landing a job, but new graduates need a cover letter in addition to the resume. Find out why and how the résumé's cover letter should be done. To begin, be sure to personalize your cover letter. "Dear Sir […] The post Cover Letter Ideas Designed to Help You Get that First Job appeared first on Education & Career.
  • 5 Work at Home Jobs Without a College Degree

    Stuart Chichester
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:43 am
    In this economy, finding a work at home job can be more of a challenge than it previously was. There are more people who are out of work and therefore more people who are searching for work. This makes it hard for even the most qualified applicant to find a job, much less an applicant […] The post 5 Work at Home Jobs Without a College Degree appeared first on Education & Career.
  • How an Unpaid Internship Pays?

    Stuart Chichester
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    Have an unpaid internship or looking at one? It may seem like a bad idea not to get paid to work but unpaid internships can pay off in the long run. As someone who aims to make it in the magazine field, internships are necessary to succeed. I have come to the realization that most […] The post How an Unpaid Internship Pays? appeared first on Education & Career.
  • What to Wear to a Job Interview?

    Stuart Chichester
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:53 am
    Preparing for job interviews includes dressing for success. Read on for tips on men and women's professional attire to wear to a job interview. Boost confidence when attending a job interview by dressing for success. From the minute of arrival, it is likely you will be under scrutiny by a potential employer. Read on for […] The post What to Wear to a Job Interview? appeared first on Education & Career.
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    Pinch Yourself Careers

  • Funky, old school job application requirements – whether to comply or fly

    Lisa Cummings
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:30 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
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:30 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
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:42 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…
  • Ready for your promotion? How to convince your manager.

    Lisa Cummings
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:45 am
    This Episode’s Question I really feel like I’m ready for a job promotion, to take on more responsibilities, and to build more skills. But I’m not sure how to have that conversation with my manager.   What You’ll Learn – How to make YOU the obvious answer when your leadership team considers people for new roles, open positions, or new projects. – A simple concept about asking for things, and how it gives you super powers for keeping you top-of-mind when your manager considers who will get the next job. – Thoughts on “as-if”…
  • How do you find a mentor? And get a good fit?

    Lisa Cummings
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    This Episode’s Question I have a question about finding a mentor. I hear consistently that it’s an exceptional tool for professional development. I’m not sure where to find one…and if I do find one, how can I make sure they’re a good fit?   What You’ll Learn – How to ask a mentor for their time without offending them. – A way of thinking about mentor “fit” that feels the same way you decide whether a friend fits your style. – 4 non-mentor relationships that can have mentor-like outcomes for you. – The secret…
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    Oxter.in

  • Karnataka High Court Recruitment 2014 for Law Clerks cum Research Assistant Apply at karnatakajudiciary.kar.nic.in

    Oxter Team
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Karnataka High Court Recruitment 2014 for Law Clerks cum Research Assistant Apply at karnatakajudiciary.kar.nic.in : Karnataka High Court Recruitment 2014: Karnataka High Court has published an advert related to the recruitment of Law Clerks cum Research Assistant. So the applications are invited to fill up the 32 vacant posts for Research Assistant. Interested candidate should apply for this post before 17th Nov 2014.  The application form is available on the official website www.karnatakajudiciary.kar.nic.in. The details regarding to the vacant post is mentioned below: WHAT IS THE NAME OF…
  • SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 2014 Answer Key Download at www.ssc.nic.in Paper Solution

    Oxter Team
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:47 pm
    SSC CGL Tier 1 Answer key 2014 Download at www.ssc.nic.in get SSC CGL Tier 1 19th Oct. Exam Sloved Paper/Paper solution Morning & Afternoon Shift : SSC CGL Tier 1 Answer Key 2014: The Staff Selection Commission is going to publish the answer key for SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination. Earlier Staff Selection Commission had issued a recruitment notification for filling several posts for various Departments. Huge number candidates were submitted their application through online mode. So to shortlisted the candidate for the recruitment The Staff Selection Commission has decided to conduct SSC…
  • Madhya Pradesh High Court Civil Judge Recruitment 2014 Apply at www.mphc.com

    Oxter Team
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:42 pm
    MP High Court Recruitment 2014 for Civil Judge Grade II Apply online at www.mphc.com for 100 Post. Madhya Pradesh High Court Recruitment Notification : MP HIGH COURT RECRUITMENT 2014: The high court of Madhya Pradesh has declared an advertisement for the recruitment of 100 post of Civil Judge Grade II. The applications are invited for the filling of the vacant post in the Madhya Pradesh High Court. The eligible candidate should apply for these vacant posts. The application form is available on the official website www.mphc.com.The applicant should apply for these vacant post before 17th Nov…
  • Bundelkhand University Recruitment 2014 For Professor Post Apply at www.bujhansi.org

    Oxter Team
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Bundelkhand University Recruitment 2014 Apply online at www.bujhansi.org for 93 Professor Post. Bundelkhand University Recruitment Notification : Bundelkhand University Recruitment 2014: Bundelkhand University published an advertisement for the recruitment 93 faculty for the post of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor. Applications are invited to filling up the vacant seat. Candidate having the required qualification should apply for this post. Application forms are available in the official website. Applicant should fill this application form from the official website…
  • TNPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern & Syllabus Exam Date 2014

    Oxter Team
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Tamilnadu Public Service commission Group 4 Exam Patter, Syllabus & Exam Date 2014 download at www.tnpsc.gov.in : TNPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern & Syllabus: Tamilnadu Public Service commission is going to conduct a written test for the recruitment of 4693 candidate in different post. Lots of candidate has applied for these vacant posts in order to get employed. Every year Tamilnadu Public Service commission conducted the written test for the recruitment of the candidate in different post. This year the written exam for Group 4 will be held on 21st Dec 2014. So to prepare for this exam…
 
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    Vantage Point

  • The future of sales manager jobs is managing teams with robots

    Upasna Kakroo
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    So, if reports are to be believed, Nestle Japan is hiring a thousand Robots to sell espresso coffee machines. The first batch of these Robots will already be ‘selling’ by the end of this year. These are chatty humanoid ‘emotional’ robots called ‘Pepper’ costing about $2000 each. Apparently the Robot is also able to understand ’70-80%’ conversation and can interact with gooey eyed (or they hope) customers. Japan is usually an early adopter in all things technology but this may pan out to be an interesting experiment for Sales directors or…
  • Experteer experiences- presenting the new look!

    Susanne Kirchner
    31 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Do you know this feeling: In the morning just before heading to office, you catch a glimpse of you in the mirror and suddenly you feel as if something needs to change. This idea captures your imagination and you get convinced that your look needs a makeover. You’ve been thinking through plenty new ideas at this point, including, a collage of interesting new hairstyles and styling compiled by scouring the Internet for hours or even via trained professionals. You get excited by the new prospects and as a new person get a sense of pure immense happiness, even if, at first it’s just…
  • 7 tips on how to start your career afresh

    Upasna Kakroo
    30 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    After working with one of the big 4 consulting firms for over 5 years, I decided to hit a weird career crisis, and start afresh. I was looking for doing new things considered ‘unsafe’ when not in the early 20s.  And then I had a problem- how do you start ? Here are my top 7 tips on how to start your career afresh. via 1) Setting a goal and finding the ‘sweet spot’- I did this small exercise that I hugely recommend. Do not settle. Do. Write down 3 things you’d do if you had no choice but to be in your current job and then write down 3 things you’d do if you had your dream job.
  • Tips on writing self-assessments for the end of the year

    Neha Kirpal
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    As here self-assessment, also known as a self-appraisal or self-evaluation, gives employees the opportunity to share with their manager the work they have done since their last review, how they have performed on those tasks, areas they feel they can improve on, and what their supervisors can do to help them perform their job better. Given that many of the senior professionals we speak to have people responsibilities, we think tips of writing self-assessments are important to both the party reviewed as well as the reviewer. via The goal of a self-evaluation is for employees to remind…
  • 10 jobs with the best work-life balance

    Upasna Kakroo
    29 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Glassdoor recently released a report (as on Mashable, see below) sharing the top jobs with the best work-life balance. We have talked about how work-life balance issues are the talk of the town with some senior managers at times not even realizing that they’re suffering from a serious condition of stress and anxiety due to their jobs.   From a list we took out a few management positions to analyze them a bit more… SEO specialist: The SEO specialist is the 2nd best one on the list of best work-life balance. While Glassdoor already had a few comments, we decided to do a…
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    Career Square

  • Being Interviewed: The Basics

    Charlotte Bryan
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    The search for an internship can be a long, tedious struggle. After sending your CV to as many different internships as possible and getting one, possibly two replies back for an interview it can take you by surprise. Questions race through your mind such as; what to wear, what to say or even how to say it. Having gained experience of the “what to dos” has given me a detailed understanding of the basics. Arrive Early I know it’s an obvious one but it’s an important one. This is the first snippet you will show of your character. By arriving early to you interview it will answer the…
  • How internships are a better learning experience than the classroom

    Charlotte O'Neill
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    Internships aren’t perfect for each individual, however, they offer a completely different atmospheric learning experience than anything else out there; therefore, whether it is only for one month or for an entire year, an internship can teach you valuable lessons and be a better learning experience than the classroom. You’ll work harder The one difference between studying and an intern position, is that you’re going to work harder – a lot harder! Most internships have the promise of the opportunity of your role becoming permanent once you have successfully completed your time at…
  • The tell-tale signs this internship isn’t right for you

    Charlotte O'Neill
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:47 am
    Sometimes the grass seems greener on the other side and this can apply to internships and work experiences also. It can feel too good to be true – and in some cases it is. But, when you start an internship, how do you know that it isn’t working out, and what to do when that happens? Here are the tell-tale signs this internship isn’t right for you, and what to do about it. You’re forgotten If you are stuck at a desk in the corner of the room, or your workspace is tucked away out of sight this can be problematic later on during the internship – as they may even forget about…
  • Do you need a digital CV?

    Charlotte O'Neill
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Deciding whether you want to post your resume online can be a hard decision, as some companies still appreciate the paper application and a posted/hand-given CV, however, with the online world growing more and more each day it is worth considering. Everything is online The online world has changed everything that we know, from dresses to dressing tables; everything is available online. Companies have websites and email is one of the most popular forms of communication between colleagues, employers and customers, you can no longer escape the growth of online. If jobs are posted online, then…
  • Recruiting interns – why a second interview can help

    Charlotte O'Neill
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    When you have an internship position available, hiring the right person for the job is harder than employers think. Some companies believe that just because it is an internship that they should make the application and interview process easier, however, going through the same methods as a permanent position will reveal the top candidates for the job. A second interview can shine light on the best intern for you and here are some reasons why it will help. You don’t overwhelm the applicant An interview can seem scary to nearly every person applying and having a second chance to discuss ideas…
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    Talent Tribune

  • Friday Roundup

    Abby Perkins
    31 Oct 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Happy Friday, Talent Tribuners – and Happy Halloween! We didn’t dress up for work, but we have been pigging out on candy all day – we hope you have been, too! Have you seen any great costumes today? We bet you haven’t seen any as cute as this pug-kin that we found on Twitter this morning:   Without further ado…onto our favorite HR articles from around the Web this week! Making Meetings More Tolerable No one likes business meetings. Unfortunately, they’re often a fact of life. And though they might never be fun, they don’t always have to be so…
  • Fixing America’s Vacation Problem

    Abby Perkins
    28 Oct 2014 | 1:56 pm
    If you had 25 days of paid vacation next year, what would you do with it? What if you had 13 paid holidays, too? No, this isn’t some magical utopia where everyone spends their time sipping cocktails on the beach without ever worrying about the work piling up at the office. This is reality – or it could be, anyway, if you moved to Austria next year. However, if you’re like most Americans, you don’t get 25 vacation days plus 13 paid holidays. In fact, you probably didn’t even come close to using all your vacation time last year. Americans receive less…
  • Friday Roundup

    Abby Perkins
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Happy Friday, Talent Tribuners! We’ve got a short-and-sweet Friday Roundup this week. Some of our team members are out of town (at weddings, conferences, and visiting family), but we still managed to find a few great reads from around the Web. Check out our favorites below, and have a great weekend! How to Duplicate Your Best Employees Ever wish you could just clone your best employees? You can – and it’s probably easier than you think. Check out this great (and pretty) Slideshare by Accumulate to find out how. 5 Tactics to Boost Morale and Productivity Everyone knows…
  • Should You Let Your Employees Work From Home?

    Scott Matthew
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Working from home is becoming more and more common, thanks both to technology and ever-changing workplace norms. Whether working from home benefits business, though? That remains to be seen. On the one hand, numerous studies have shown both employees’ desire to work from home and the benefits of permitting it. The latest such study came from Stanford. On the other hand, major companies (most notably Yahoo and Best Buy) have recently revoked the privilege to work from home. Does working from home improve employee morale at the expense of productivity? Or is there more at play? The…
  • Need a Job? Consider Moving To These 10 Cities

    Abby Perkins
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    There’s no question about it – the economy is on the upswing. More and more jobs are opening up in more and more places. But which cities are seeing the highest growth? Where should you move if you’re looking for a job? We crunched the Bureau of Labor Statistics‘ most recent numbers to find the cities with the highest job growth over the past year. We looked at the total number of employed residents in August 2013 and August 2014,* and calculated the number of jobs added, as well as the percent job growth. We also looked at the overall state job growth for the same…
 
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    Career Strategy

  • Fly out of that pigeonhole!

    ucareerstrategy
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Have you ever been in a position in your career where you’re known for being good at something, but it isn’t what you actually want to be known for, and isn’t what you actually want to do? This is called being “pigeonholed”, and it can be a tough situation – when the main reason you are “useful” to your employer is through doing something you don’t really like to do. I see this phenomenon appear for several reasons: Technical skill: Someone who has a technical skill that nobody else has is going to be labelled as the go-to person for that…
  • What is your Career Vision?

    ucareerstrategy
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:48 pm
    When thinking about your career, it can be daunting to think of the big, hairy, audacious goal that you want to eventually achieve. It is really important, however, because unless you have an idea about where you are trying to get to, how can you possibly work out whether you’re on the right track, or how is the best way to get there? Some people have the idea that a Career Vision needs to be very specific, and I think this stops them from creating one for their own career. The truth is, your Career Vision may evolve several times through your career as you come across new opportunities…
  • Why it’s smart to have a Career Strategy

    ucareerstrategy
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Many people don’t seem to see a need for a Career Strategy, taking on opportunities that may not be aligned with what they want to achieve in the long term. Many people don’t think about what they want to achieve in the long term either – their Career Vision. While I can understand that a lot of people don’t consider themselves to be “career-focused” individuals, I argue that even if you’re not trying to climb the corporate ladder or grow your own business, you are probably spending 40+ hours at work of some sort – why not spend some time to get…
  • Are you a frog in boiling water?

    ucareerstrategy
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    You may have heard of the old metaphor about boiling a frog – the frog is placed in cool water in a saucepan, and the water is very gradually heated until it eventually reaches boiling point. If the frog was placed directly in boiling water, it would immediately jump out – but when the water is slowly heated, it does not perceive any danger and eventually is boiled to death. There is some argument about whether this old adage is actually true – some experts suggest that the frog will still jump out once the water is hot enough. Regardless, it is useful as a metaphor for many…
  • Career Skills 3: Dealing with passive-aggressive behaviour

    ucareerstrategy
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Have you ever had to deal with passive aggressive workplace behaviour? It can be stressful, frustrating and just plain annoying, especially when you’re trying to get something done. It is often tolerated in workplaces because it isn’t overtly aggressive and therefore is harder to spot. It’s also harder to challenge without looking like a raving lunatic, such as “I’m furious because Sarah didn’t respond to my email!” Merriam-Webster defines passive-aggressive as: “Being, marked by, or displaying behavior characterized by the expression of…
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    Work Remotely

  • 10 People Who Proved That It’s Never Too Late To Be Successful

    Marius Fermi
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    We’re all looking for success in one shape or another, but it seems we all think that success has an age limit. We believe that if we don’t achieve it by a certain age, it’s a sign that success has inevitably passed us by. The list below reveals how wrong this mindset is. 1. Colonel Sanders – At 65 he started the famous fast food company KFC. Colonel Sanders ran a roadside service station beginning in the 1930s. As a side venture, Sanders started to serve chicken dishes and other meats to his customers. But due to a lack of restaurant space for the diners he began to…
  • Top 100 Companies to Work Remotely For

    Marius Fermi
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Whilst we would love to have easy to find jobs for remote work it seems that at times they are either too good to be true or incredibly hard to find. However thanks to Flexjobs and their solid efforts they’ve created this Top 100 list, which granted is for 2014 and it’s nearly over but it does give you a great idea as to what is out there. As a side note, if it happens to be that there are adverts for “make thousands working from home” sitting alongside “get rich quick” ads, surely that means its highly desirably, right? Just a little food for thought…
  • Easy Tips to Manage Remote Workers

    Marius Fermi
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    So you’ve decided to have a remote team, a group of distributed talent giving you freedom to find the professionals of your wildest dreams without the barriers of geography. Awesome. Finding them is one thing, how do you plan on managing them? This is what tends to put management off offering remote or distributed workforces to the company, it sounds like a logistical nightmare and to be fair if you do it wrong, then it’s a huge nightmare. Instead of giving advice to people about how they can effectively work remotely, I thought why not give the management team some tips and…
  • The False Promise of Working Remotely

    Marius Fermi
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    I’ve been working my professional life so far as a remote employee, that means I’ve not really had the experience of working in an office environment, but honestly it’s something that just doesn’t appeal to me. Call it millennial-syndrome – a self belief that I can have all the freedom in the world whilst going up on the career ladder. Anyway, whilst we all think remote working is a wonderful experience allowing you to see the new realms of the world, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. This isn’t to be a pessimistic, off putting post, it’ meant…
  • The Working From Home Success Checklist

    Marius Fermi
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
    Working from home is like going back to the snow day at school, the feeling of excitement that you don’t have to make the commute or put up with the stress is enough to give you butterflies. Instead you can wake up in the morning, take time to create a gourmet breakfast and brew that Colombian bean coffee that releases an aroma that cuts through the air. Whilst it sounds like a dream, working from home also happens to have plenty of pitfalls. Productivity pitfalls. In order to avoid these remote working pitfalls you need to work on a set of boundaries that you abide by, rules so to…
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    The Gateway Method

  • LinkedIn Profile Showdown: Can You Beat My Score?

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

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

    Ryan
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:05 am
    Getting 100% clear on exactly what you want to do is half the battle. Arguably more. That’s why I created The Ultimate Guide To Discovering Your For-Benefit ‘Dream Job’ That guide is where you’ll find the best companies in the world. And it’s where you’ll find out how to get the clarity you need so you can move forward confidently and successfully in your career. Now, I want to tackle an entirely different beast. This ultimate guide is about how to get your dream job. We’re going to throw out the old, outdated job-seeking strategies. Like the ones that create the horrific stat…
  • The Ultimate Guide To Discovering Your For-Benefit ‘Dream Job’ (Part 2)

    Ryan
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    There are essentially 2 things you need to do well to get your dream job. First, you need to identify EXACTLY what you want to do. Second, you need to use modern, effective job-seeking strategies that are tailored to the type of organization you want to work for. Guess which part’s harder? The first, of course, which is the focus of this 2 part series. Because since when is it easy to decide EXACTLY what you want in life? (if you missed Part 1 in this Ultimate Guide series, you can read it here) You may know that you want to make a difference in the world and a great income – all…
  • The Ultimate Guide To Discovering Your For-Benefit ‘Dream Job’ (Part 1)

    Ryan
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    For-Benefit companies are taking over the world, and if you want your dream job… Where your contribute your strengths to a meaningful purpose… And make a great income AND impact in the world… Then the new, “For-Benefit” sector is where you’ll want to begin your search. Now, if you’ve seen the movie Office Space, then you’re familiar with what would be the exact opposite of a For-Benefit company’s culture. Beige cubicles. Miserable employees. Red staplers. Milton from “Office Space” protecting his Swingline stapler You get the picture. So what’s the alternative?
 
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