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  • What success looks like at 20, and 30

    Penelope Trunk Careers
    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 Surprising Ways Stress Messes With Your Health

    Marci Alboher, Working the New Economy Blog
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    More than 40 percent of adults say their stress level has increased over the past five years. (C.J. Burton/Corbis) Most people get that stress contributes to the most common —and most threatening —health problems, including biggies such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
  • How Do You Choose the Right Career? Question Everything

    Everyday Bright
    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…
  • How to love the job you have right now: Focus on one good thing

    Penelope Trunk Careers
    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…
  • Are You a Workaholic?

    Women Powering Business
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    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…
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  • 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

  • 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…
  • Apps to Consider When Job Searching

    6 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    When considering a job or career, you may turn to a personality assessment to determine what type of job you should have or what kind of employer would be a good fit.Such assessments are becoming more popular because they’re being developed into apps that can help you quickly discover that you sound like a whining ninny at work or that you can quit your job without burning bridges.Kerry Schofield, a psychologist, says that such self-help apps appeal to many people because they’re so easy to use. Instead of having to make an appointment with a career coach or…
  • Why You're Off Base About How Others View You at Work

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    In the workplace, it can be tough to find that middle ground between being pushy and being a pushover.But you figure you do a pretty good job, right? Just the right amount of assertiveness so that you’re not a jerk or a wimp?You may want to reconsider your belief as a new study shows that the majority of us are off base when it comes to judging how others view us. In the study, Daniel Ames, professor of management at Columbia Business School and doctoral student Abbie Wazlawek, found that: 57% of those seen as not assertive enough believe they show just…
 
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    Marci Alboher, Working the New Economy Blog

  • 5 Surprising Ways Stress Messes With Your Health

    24 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    More than 40 percent of adults say their stress level has increased over the past five years. (C.J. Burton/Corbis) Most people get that stress contributes to the most common —and most threatening —health problems, including biggies such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes.
  • The Truth About Women and Alcoholism

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:50 am
    Photo by By Gabrielle Glaser for The Daily Beast When Elizabeth Peña died last week, her family said she died after a brief illness. We now know that the Cuban-American actress’s untimely demise was the result of cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol abuse, in addition to acute gastrointestinal bleeding, cardiopulmonary arrest, and cardiogenic shock.
  • 5 “Health” Foods That Are Worse Than a Donut

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:10 am
    The American supermarket is like a Halloween parade in reverse. To go trick or treating, neighborhood kids dress up as goblins and try to take sugar out of your hands. But at the supermarket, gruesome creatures dress up as kindly benefactors and try to put sugar into your hands. At Eat This, Not That! , we’re pulling the mask off of seemingly healthy products seemingly healthy products that are secretly packed with truly unhealthy levels of sweetener.
  • The 10 Saltiest Foods in America

    24 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Most of us have heard that it’s a good idea to “cut down on sodium,” but besides making sure the top to the salt shaker is screwed on properly, what does that really mean? Well, first, realize that salt is an essential mineral that our body can’t function without. Current dietary guidelines for Americans recommend that adults in general should consume no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) ofsodium per day (1500 if you have high blood pressure, are African American, or are over age 51.) If 2300 mg sounds like a lot, it is.
  • When Kids Are Depressed, Music Can Help

    23 Oct 2014 | 6:43 pm
    A new study has found that music therapy can reduce depression and raise self-esteem in young people. 
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    Brazen Careerist

  • 5 Types of People You Don’t Want to Become at the Office

    Liz Seaholtz
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Every workplace has its share of difficult people, and they come in many different shapes and sizes. Maybe these employees have big egos, or think they’re better than their coworkers. Maybe they slack off on tasks, but still take all the credit. Whatever they do, they’re full of negative energy. They drag down morale, create obstacles to growth, and challenge forward progress. And they’re not very much fun to work with, either. You want to avoid being the person that no one wants to work with. (Click here to tweet.) Everyone has a bad day now and then. But there are certain behaviors…
  • How Hard Rock Cafe Hired 120 People in 30 Days Using Facebook

    Susan Shain
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    We often hear about the growing social side of recruiting — but what we don’t hear about is the numbers. Does using social media for recruitment actually work? That’s why a story on Inc.com caught our attention; it detailed Hard Rock Cafe’s massive success with recruiting employees on Facebook. The company wanted to hire 120 people to open a new restaurant in Florence, Italy — in just 30 days. Facebook: a recruiting powerhouse? For help, Hard Rock turned to Work4, a “social media based hiring system.” Here’s how they found candidates through Facebook: Added a special…
  • Smart Networking for MBA Students: How to Schmooze Your Way to Success

    Catherine Alford
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    We all know networking is important in any profession. But when it comes to business school, one cannot exist without the other. Business is networking. Business is about relationships between people. Learning to make the most of the networking opportunities and building relationships with the right people in business school will pay off down the line. So if you want to get your MBA or are enrolled in business school, networking should be a top priority. Read on to learn how you can network your way right to your biggest successes. 1. Start building your network early Many people wait until…
  • 9 Networking Events in Austin You Won’t Want to Miss

    Monique Muro
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    There’s more to be found in Austin than live music and BBQ. It’s a top-notch city for networking, and the easiest place to start a business given the low tax structure, business-friendly climate, and overall collaborative environment. Consistently ranked as one of the top places to live and work in the country, Austin holds favorable opportunities for those in the tech, engineering, and information technology fields, among others. If you’re looking for networking opportunities in Austin, you’re in the right place, as the city is in constant celebration of the collaborative,…
  • Why Learning Languages Makes You a More Appealing Job Candidate

    Mishka Tolentino
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    In this ever-changing world, more employers are seeking the best people for their workforce. Graduating with honors and partaking in extra-curricular activities alone aren’t enough to be considered in the company anymore. Nowadays, employers and headhunters are looking for more skills — like being multilingual. Here’s why multilingualism is important in the workplace. 1. Better communication fuels more sales If you’re into sales, a lot of talking and persuasion is required to close a sale. Practicing a sales pitch and being confident when meeting clients are steps to get you…
 
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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

  • 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…
  • Employee Engagement and Well Being: Work Life Infusion

    David Zinger
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    Let’s reverse the order and topple the precarious work/life balance with life work infusion. Work/Life balance has toppled. We failed by putting work first in the equation. Mobile technology has infiltrated home and family time. Balance seemed like an ideal state to achieve yet the blance we sought was never static and often quite precarious. I am now focusing my efforts on life work infusion. I believe work can make use well. I know that life can infuse energy, meaning, and perspective into work while work can infuse connection, contribution, and results into life. This is just the…
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    All Things Workplace

  • 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.
  • Beware of Feedback In Disguise

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

  • Your Caring Trademark

    Jon Gordon
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    If you’ve followed Derek Jeter’s career and watched his improbable game winning hit in his final at bat in Yankee Stadium the other night, you know that Derek treated every at bat like it was his last and that’s what made his last at bat so special. No one worked harder, played with more passion or cared more about playing and honoring the game of baseball than Derek Jeter. Jeter’s hustle, passion, commitment and work ethic have become his caring trademark over the last twenty years. You may never have heard of the term caring trademark before but I believe the most…
  • Sea Turtles… and Distractions that Lead Us in the Wrong Direction

    Jon Gordon
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:46 am
    As I ran on the beach the other day I noticed that certain areas were closed off by fences and signs that said "Sea Turtle Eggs." I remembered reading that female sea turtles swim to shore between May and August to dig nests in the sand and lay their eggs. Months later, the eggs hatch and the baby turtles follow the pure light of the moon back to the surf. In a perfect world, the pure light of the moon guides every turtle back safely to the ocean. However, as we know, we don’t live in a perfect world. Sea Turtle hatchlings instinctively crawl toward the brightest light. On an…
  • The Power of a Positive Educator

    Jon Gordon
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:04 am
    When I think about the teachers who made a difference in my life I realize they were all positive. Mrs. Liota smiled every day and made me feel loved. Coach Caiazza believed in me while Mr. Ehmann encouraged me to be my best. Years later as I think about the impact these teachers had on my life it’s clear that being a positive educator not only makes you better it makes everyone around you better. Positive educators have the power to transform lives and inspire young minds to believe they can and will change the world. In this spirit here are seven ways we can all choose to be a…
  • Do It Because You Love It. Don’t Do It For Applause.

    Jon Gordon
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:18 am
    Almost every day I receive questions from readers of my books and attendees of speaking engagements. Below is a question that I recently received. I wanted to share it with you in hopes that my answer might benefit you as well. – Jon QUESTION: I am looking for some advice to give to my 8 year old daughter. She was in a vocal competition yesterday and although she sang beautifully she did not place – so no ribbon. She was mortified and all confidence she had is gone. I don’t know how to help her – I tried to tell her it is just as important to learn how to lose, but…
  • Success Story: Oasis Outsourcing

    Jon Gordon
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    Last year I had the privilege of speaking at the World Leaders Conference. During my time there I met Timothy Pratte from Oasis Outsourcing. After the conference Tim sent me this Success Story below. I hope it inspires you and your team. – Jon Oasis Outsourcing is one of the largest payroll outsourcing companies in the US. We pay more than 140,000 employees. Our West Palm Beach office serves as our corporate headquarters and one of our main payroll processing centers. In 2011, we hired a new employee on the recommendation of another employee. This new employee started with us, as most…
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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

  • 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 –…
  • Overcoming the Shyness Challenge in Your Job Search

    Paul Freiberger
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:34 am
    I’m shy. Not always, but often enough to understand how my shy clients feel when I talk to them about the importance of networking in their job search. “My first language was shy,” said actor Al Pacino. We would love to fine a job without all the outreach that is important. I know it. Nevertheless, you can overcome some of the challenges of being an introvert. One area where your success will show up first is in the informational interview. Here’s more from me on this topic.
 
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  • East West

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    If out early enough, I can get the eastern exposure yard work completed before the sun gets too high. I can then shift to the west side where the trees and house will provide some shade as I attend to its needs.The back yard once had an enormous carob tree, a beautiful monster which sucked up irrigation water like a camel and dropped massive numbers of heavy pods. I never experimented with the culinary possibilities of carob but was content to enjoy the tree itself which eventually died of a disease that foiled the experts who treated the patient with the same creativity of an 18th century…
  • First Paragraph

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    In the mid-1970s, boxing fever had swept through the Philadelphia-South Jersey area, where I grew up. Rocky, which was famously set in Philadelphia, had just struck gold at the box office for Sylvester Stallone. Muhammad Ali lived in my hometown, Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Heavyweight champion Jersey Joe Walcott was a constant presence. Joe Frazier had long-standing ties to the region, as did Sonny Liston. Middleweight world champion Joey Giardello was a neighbor, and Mike "the Jewish Bomber" Rossman was making headlines. - From Glass Jaw: A Manifesto for Defending Fragile Reputations in…
  • What is the Leader's System?

    25 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Have a rigid chain of command and you risk having information filtered. Have a loose organization and you risk wasted time. Too much bureaucracy and initiative is diminished. Too little and chaos may emerge. Decision-makers fight battles of information overload or information drought, too few options or too many, and an ongoing campaign to reduce unnecessary interruptions.That's why a key question when evaluating any top leader is to ask, "What is this person's system?"
  • Quote of the Day

    25 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    The words of a president have enormous weight and ought not to be used indiscriminately. - Calvin Coolidge
  • The Non-Citizen Vote

    24 Oct 2014 | 3:25 pm
    A very disturbing article in The Washington Post by Jesse Richman and David Earnest on whether non-citizens could decide the November election.[HT: Drudge Report]
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    The HR Capitalist

  • Is Corporate Meritocracy Dead As Soon As a Merit Matrix Arrives On the Scene?

    Kris Dunn
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:32 am
    Helping a client through the following academic exercise - it's an interesting one: Is Corporate Meritocracy Dead As Soon As a Merit Matrix Arrives On the Scene? What do you think?  My gut tells me that when a company is very small (under 100 employees), meritocracy is at its purest.  The owners of the business have the best sense possible on who adds big value, who can be easily replaced and who really helps grow the business. Then, at some point between 100-300 employees, the company grows to the point where the owners have reduced line of sight to which people are most valuable.
  • Does Your Referral Program Provide the Right Candidate Experience?

    Kris Dunn
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    My friend Tim Sacket was up over at CareerBuilder yesterday doing his thing - saying the whole concept of candidate experience in recruiting is Slim Shady at best. His point, and I think its a good one, is that as long as you meet the minimum level of service to candidates, you're probably good to go.  I think at times we probably craft some deep process maps to deliver a great candidate experience, then we fail to deliver on the standard we set.  Which is worse than simply meeting the minimum expectation. So let's talk about a single piece of the recruiting process - Employee…
  • Is The Impact of Asian Diversity Undervalued in American Workplaces?

    Kris Dunn
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    Of course it is.  That's to be expected due to the narrative on race in America.  I alluded to this in a post awhile back called "Thank God for Asians - Google Releases Workplace Diversity Numbers".  Affirmative action plans pack a lot of nationalities into the Asian classification, and the classification does nothing to really show the level of cultural diversity that's present in what the EEOC would call "Asian". I'm back on this topic after I ran into a great interview with Marc Andreessen (founder of Netscape, venture capitalist, etc) in New York…
  • GOING GLOBAL: How to Be Global in Today's Workplace Even If You Only Speak English...

    Kris Dunn
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    I know.  You're expecting something brilliant here, maybe a flow chart or a strategic Malcolm Gladwell video. Wrong post.  I'm simply going to tell you how to start looking like a global manager or employee even if you're locked in to Peoria as your home base 100% of the time.  The basics to get started - check it: Rule #1 to looking global:  ALWAYS DO THE MATH FOR THE PEOPLE YOU TALK TO RELATED TO THE TIME ZONE THEY ARE IN.  That's actually rule 1-5.  Being global, or even being bi-coastal in the states means that the people you talk to should be comfortable that…
  • Is "Guy Love" From Scrubs Good or Bad for the LGBT Cause?

    Kris Dunn
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Backstory: I was at a client's HQ a few weeks ago and noticed one of the managers in our training class had on an unusual shirt.  I asked him about the themed t-shirt and he informed me that it was a gift from one of his direct reports, and since he was in town he felt compelled to wear it since the giver was at HQ. A couple of people around chirped in that it was a "bromance" between the two of them, to which the manager readily agreed with. So I couldn't help myself, I had to call it "Guy Love" after this classic Scrubs clip about the relationship between Turk…
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  • Why performance reviews are so reviled

    Evil HR Lady
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:55 am
    Lots of companies have an annual performance review that goes along with the calendar year, which means right now it’s probably on your mind. If you’re a manager, you’re dreading writing them. And unless you own the company, you’re probably dreading receiving yours — no matter if you’re a top notch employee. Even if your performance was fantastic, you know the review won’t necessarily reflect that. Just how much does everybody hate the whole performance review process? A new survey by GuideSpark, an employee communications company, has some…
  • Lessons in Leadership From Donkey Hiking

    Evil HR Lady
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    Learning how to be a leader can happen through a seminar, or through living life. Often, though, lessons in leadership happen everywhere, and sometimes against our will. My first mistake was having a late night meeting, leaving my husband and children home alone. By the time I got home at 10:00 pm the trek had been planned–four days of hiking with two donkeys. So, this is how I found myself in southern France, with two donkeys, Romeo and Gaspard. While I expected to be brayed at and to smell a bit like a donkey (this, unfortunately, happened), I was surprised at the management lessons I…
  • Why Neutral References Don’t Work

    Evil HR Lady
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    You want to protect your business, so you listened to your attorney and you implemented a policy of only “neutral” references. That is, you only confirm dates of service and title. This is a great policy, and the one recommended by many attorneys. In fact, last week, I asked six labor and employment attorneys their opinion and all six said that should be your general policy, especially for bad employees. (They all had exceptions, as well, and you should especially note Donna Ballman’s point that you don’t want to keep your former employees unemployed.) As Jon Hyman…
  • Nordstrom’s Awesome Employee Handbook is a Myth

    Evil HR Lady
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    Nordstrom’s famously has the shortest employee handbook ever. Here is the entire handbook: Welcome to Nordstrom We’re glad to have you with our Company. Our number one goal is to provide outstanding customer service. Set both your personal and professional goals high. We have great confidence in your ability to achieve them. Nordstrom Rules: Rule #1: Use best judgment in all situations. There will be no additional rules. Please feel free to ask your department manager, store manager, or division general manager any question at any time. It’s totally awesome and I wish it…
  • The Most Valuable College Classes for Small Business Leaders

    Evil HR Lady
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    When you enter college, you do so with the hope of learning a few things that will lead to a fabulous career. Looking back, the courses that helped us the most may not have been the ones we’d thought would be important when we were in school. I asked 10 small business leaders and entrepreneurs what college course helped them most over the years. Here are their responses: To find what courses are awesome, click here: The Most Valuable College Classes for Small Business Leaders
 
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  • 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

  • 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…
  • Is It Ever Wise to Swear at Work?

    Michael Lee Stallard
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:32 pm
                  By Michael Lee Stallard and Katie Russell You discover a careless error your administrative assistant made in printing a proposal you need to present to a potential new client in a few hours. Should you swear to express your frustration? How about when you are speaking to the people you lead who are clearly not giving their best efforts? How about if you are a woman in a male-dominated culture and you want to fit in?  Would cursing be wise in that situation? A recent Quartz.com article argues that in circumstances like these, swearing is ok.
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • 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…
  • Panel on Social HR at @SMWMumbai on 23rd Sept #SMWMumbai

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

  • Finish Strong: Your End of the Year Marketing Plan

    Leslie Truex
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    The end of the year is busy with holidays, travel and gatherings. Many business owners get caught up in the busyness and become lax in their marketing. However, the end of the year is a great time to finish strong and prepare for a more profitable first quarter in the next year. Here are some tips for marketing during the end of the year: 1) Review what worked and didn’t work during the last quarter in the previous year. Did sales increase or decrease? Where did the slow down occur? For example, were you generating the same number of leads, but converting fewer to sales? 2) Beef up what did…
  • 7 Social Platforms to Help Cement Your Personal Brand

    The Young Entrepreneur Council
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Name one digital platform you expect all your key hires to have a presence on and explain why. The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. Depends on the Business I would never expect all hires at all companies to be on one platform. Today’s digital presence is about deep dives. Instead, I…
  • Which Blog Types Work Best for Your Personal Brand?

    Susan Gilbert
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Having an active blog for your personal brand is an important marketing tool which can attract more visitors and provide more opportunity for sales of your product or services. Did you know that the style of content is just as essential to reach your target market and elevate your online reputation? There are several types of blog posts that you can use depending on the needs of your audience, and your niche. Knowing this will enable you to know more of what to write about, and not leave a gaping hole in your content marketing strategy. Here are 5 blog types to consider: 1. The human…
  • Using the SDP Scale to Evaluate Yourself and Others

    Jeff Shuey
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    There are no simple tests to know when you will be successful at something. However, there are a few factors that can be applied to create what I call the SDP Scale that may help you get a better feel for what will likely lead to success. The SDP Scale It’s simple in it’s elegance, yet can be hard in it’s application. The SDP Scale is an acronym for Skills, Desire and Passion. It is not a scientific scale, but does require some rigor and involves making challenging decisions. Below are the core points with a brief description of each. Skills Skills can be taught. Skills develop over…
  • Interview Horror Stories–Even When It’s Not Halloween

    Skip Freeman
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    Each year as Halloween approaches, Hollywood and the rest of the entertainment business roll out the horror features that are always a staple at this time of the year. All of the “horror” stories, however, are hardly fictional or strictly limited to the movies and TV. Where the job interview process is concerned, there are all too many real-life “horror” stories taking place today in the job market. Despite the fact that top talent is scarce, and rapidly becoming more so, many companies continue to treat such candidates badly, and in some cases, very badly. These top candidates are…
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    Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch

  • Archive: Our passions — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

    Douglas E. Welch
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Our Passions From the Career Opportunities Archives… Two weekends ago I attended the latest incarnation of BarCampLA. This unconference has become one of the highlights of my year as I get to “confer, converse and otherwise hobnob with my fellow wizards!” For a more detailed overview of what BarCamp is, you can visit the web site at http://barcampla.org. While that will give you a somewhat technical definition of BarCamp, for me is it a weekend devoted to passions. Passions about life, work and the world at large.  Read this entire column – Our Passions Listen to this…
  • Video: The Southwest Quadrant – Jobs you never want to do from Career Compass: Finding Your Career North

    Douglas E. Welch
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:44 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.      The final quadrant — the nasty old, Southwest. We don’t want to spend a lot of time time down here. This is where, I am sure, some of you have spent some time. These are the quadrants — which is, things you don’t like to do and things you never want to do. Say you were a, say you were thinking of being a teacher, but you suddenly realized that man, you really hate…
  • Video: Don’t let fear make you give up control from “Transition as the New Normal” with Douglas E. Welch

    Douglas E. Welch
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:12 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: Fear can drive us to inaction as well. it can cause us to retreat to our cave and basically let the — make the world go away. The worst thing you can do, because if you try to disengage with what is going on around you — one, it doesn’t further your actions. You feel further out of control and, frankly, if you don’t manage your life — if you…
  • Video: Don’t undervalue your achievements from “What is success and why you might have it already?

    Douglas E. Welch
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    Don’t undervalue your achievements 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: We undervalue our own achievements. Someone will say, “Hey that was a great dinner!” You’ll say, “oh no no no. Found a recipe online.” We always do that. We’ve got to stop doing that. We really do. We have to realize our own achievements…
  • Video: A great career combines your wants, needs and desires from “It’s Your Career, After All” with Douglas E. Welch

    Douglas E. Welch
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    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: You have to learn about your person wants, needs and desires. These are three words that I come back to again and again and again and again in my career columns and everything I do. Wants are those cool things we want. We want the flashy car. We want the nice house. We want the you know, whatever accoutrement or luxury…
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  • The Harmful and Ridiculous Lie of “Mentally Strong People”

    Chris Bailey
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:32 pm
    Last year, when I was in the hellish gutter of one of the worst depression and anxiety episodes of my life, I kept seeing articles pop up in my Facebook feed talking about “mentally strong people” and the actions they take every day. At the time I felt anything but mentally strong. I was just trying to get through each day, moment by moment, without completely losing my shit. Some days I managed to hold it together; others, I was in one of the office bathroom stalls quietly praying to just not exist. It’s not that I wanted to die, I just didn’t want the continued…
  • LeBron’s Homecoming Story Mirrors My Own Journey

    Chris Bailey
    11 Jul 2014 | 1:10 pm
    For those of you who follow sports and professional basketball, the most recent LeBron free-agency media hurricane could be seen as fascinating, inane, or some combination of both. Most of us remember the widely criticized facepalm moment which was The Decision four years ago when The King decided to leave his hometown of Cleveland to take his talents to South Beach. At the time, I was one of his detractors, not just for instigating the circus but running out of a town desperate for one of their own to deliver them from sports purgatory. (All of which is rather funny considering that…
  • How to Motivate Donors: The Donor Persuasion Model

    Chris Bailey
    7 Apr 2014 | 3:34 pm
    As I speak with nonprofit leaders, one key question continues to emerge: Why do our donors give? On the surface, the answer may seem obvious, but the question persists because it’s truly difficult to answer. We all give for different reasons and with different motivations. Yet, the question of “Why?” follows the challenge of “How?”: How do we motivate giving of all types: money, time, talent, and energy? As The NonProfit Times wrote in a recent blogpost: “There is no denying that you can’t force someone to give if they don’t want to.” To…
  • A Donor Is More Than a Transaction

    Chris Bailey
    7 Apr 2014 | 5:18 am
    “Jeff and I have continued to say that major gifts work is not about the money. It’s about helping donors to fulfill their interests and passions for a hurting world through your organization. So the relationship is way more than getting the next gift. It is about providing information, building relationship, dealing with questions and concerns, offering insights into how the donor’s interests and passions can be fulfilled in an even greater way – it is even about walking with the donors on whatever personal journey they choose to include you.” via Prospects or Donors? What…
  • The Easy Way To Drive Away Online Supporters: Email Flooding

    Chris Bailey
    31 Mar 2014 | 3:02 pm
    This is a short post, but one that I believe is important. I receive emails from other nonprofits – many of which I support and want to hear from. I also want to see if I can “borrow” good ideas for my own work. However, there is one thing that I’m seeing that simply is not a good idea…unless you really do want to drive away precious supporters, volunteers, and donors. Simply put: Yes, it is possible to send too many emails to your constituents. If you’re sending out more than 2-3 emails per week, ask whether your efforts are yielding the desired results.
 
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  • 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…
  • How Soft Preemption Matters in Job Interviews

    Jacob Share
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    If you run from the elephants in the room, they might still get you. Are you aware of the difference between an interview with a potential boss and an interview with HR? They each have very different agendas: A boss or supervisor-to-be is interested primarily in your professional competence while human relationship issues are less important to them. All they need in this regard is to feel there is reasonably good chemistry with you, and that neither your personality nor your behavior set off any flashing red lights in their mind. HR, on the other hand, has a totally different perspective. If…
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    The Career Key Blog

  • New Fanshawe College Pathfinder Uses Career Key's Career and College Major Test

    Juliet Jones
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:27 pm
    We're proud to announce that Fanshawe College, one of the largest colleges of applied art and technology in Ontario, is now using The Career Key's valid career and college major test to match prospective students to Fanshawe's programs of study.  The online Fanshawe Pathfinder is the first college recruitment and admissions tool in Canada and the U.S. to use Personality-Major MatchTM. The Pathfinder gives students valuable information in choosing a program that fits them best and how to make a successful education decision.Large published research studies show a close…
  • What the Walmart VP Termination Over a Resume Teaches Us

    Juliet Jones
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    Yes, it teaches us not to lie on our resume, not to leave a misimpression or omission about our credentials.  But why did Walmart’s former Vice President of Communications David Tovar feel the need to demonstrate he graduated from college?  I can’t speak for him but we know the answer… it’s because he needed the degree. You need to graduate from college if you want to make a living wage working for someone else. Like most employers, Walmart will not hire you for salaried sales or management without a college degree (example). Want a living wage? Want to be a VP someday?
  • 5 Tips for Introverts' Success in Career Choices and in School

    Juliet Jones
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Introverts face certain challenges to their success at work and in the classroom. Introversion can also be a benefit.  Identifying the right compatible work and school environments can increase your chances of success.The Introversion-Extroversion Scale with Holland's HexagonBy combining what we know about introverts with Holland's theory of person-environment match, Career Key author and counseling psychologist Dr. Lawrence K. Jones, NCC gives you five tips for introverts' success in this new self-help article. Find it at the Introverts link above or in our Choose a Career section.
  • Explore Career Options Using LinkedIn’s New Field of Study Explorer, Especially Liberal Arts Majors

    Juliet Jones
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The new LinkedIn Field of Study Explorer is most valuable to students and parents as a tool for exploring possible career options for a particular college major. It is particularly helpful for students considering liberal arts majors and the humanities because it shows their expansive use in the work world. It’s some form of proof (for skeptics) that jobs do exist for these majors, some with well-known, respected, and well-paying employers. The Field of Study Explorer has some limitations (see below) but as long as students stick with using it as a “what can I do with a degree in ___”…
  • Choose a Career and College Major with Holland's Theory, New Career Key Video Series

    Juliet Jones
    4 Jun 2014 | 10:36 am
    Learn how to choose a career or college major with Holland's Theory of Career Choice in a new YouTube video series "How to Achieve Career and College Success" from Career Key.These short videos cover Dr. John Holland's six main ideas, including the Holland personality types (also known as Holland codes), Holland's work and education environments, and how to use the Holland hexagon. It's based on the popular Career Key web article on Holland's Theory of Career Choice.How to Achieve Career and College Success Video SeriesHow to Achieve Career and College Success: IntroductionThe Six…
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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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    Business Pundit

  • The 10 Coolest Corporate Campuses in the World

    Gerri
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    For all of you high achievers out there, your workplace is probably the largest single place that you spend time in. While there have been some wacky theories over the years as to what type of office surroundings make more productive, when you see the perfect office, most of the times it’s obvious. From a corporate perspective, whatever keeps employees stress-free, in touch with the brand, and creative often increases productivity. But this is easier said than done. And many firms throw tons of money at atrocious offices. For some inspiration, check out our picks for the ten best…
  • 10 Incredible Innovations Born from Social Media and Crowdsourcing

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

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

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

    Gerri
    4 Mar 2014 | 10:13 am
    Some people take the position that the Great Recession is over. Others state that there is a new normal when it comes to poverty in the United States. It could be argued that both positions speak the truth. Some states in the country are experiencing great employment and high levels of median household income, while others are still registering high levels of unemployment with many households below the poverty level. Looking across the country at two aspects of poverty, the number of people relying on food stamps and the jobs that were lost during the 2007-2009 recession, may show a picture…
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    Career Hub

  • 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...
  • How Short Term Thinking Can Derail Your Career

    Jean Cummings
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    Image attribution: ktla.com Is this you? Do you find that the pressures of day-to-day work and home responsibilities keep you from doing what you need to do to get a good job fast in the future? I think that would...
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    The Chief Happiness Officer Blog

  • 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:
  • Some team members resist happiness. What would you do?

    Alexander Kjerulf
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    I received the following email from a manager who reads my blog and I got his permission to post it here, to get input from all of you. What would you do? Here’s the email: I have a team of 10 people doing admin based work. The job can be busy but mundane and this can lower the “fun” factor within the team. I have introduced some nice changes to help their day go better as like you, my philosophy is enjoy coming to work and never be stressed about it. However, like everyone else I can get stressed but its not the workload, it’s the team that bring me down. Some ideas, I have…
  • 3 questions to ask yourself for more happiness at work

    Alexander Kjerulf
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    We gain much of our happiness at work (and in life) by appreciating the good things we have and do. Sure, you should also make sure to improve your circumstances and address any problems but it is just as important to be able to appreciate the things that work. This is hard. Negativity bias is one of the most well-established psychological phenomena and it means quite simply that our minds devote more mental focus and cognition to the bad than the good. Simply put, our thoughts automatically go to problems, annoyances, threats and fears but remembering and appreciating the good in our…
  • How to greet your employees in the morning

    Alexander Kjerulf
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Two Danish bosses decided to greet their employees in a special way one Monday morning. Each employee got an energetic, friendly (and loud) greeting and a breakfast plate to take to their desk.
  • 5 things businesses should NEVER copy from sports – and 3 they should

    Alexander Kjerulf
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:43 am
    Many companies look to sports for cues on motivations and performance and star athletes and coaches and make big bucks as corporate speakers. There is this unquestioned assumption that if you’re successful in sports, you can teach workplaces something that will make them more effective. I’d like to challenge that assumption :) In fact, I believe there are so many fundamental differences between running a business and (say) coaching a football team that it becomes almost impossible to transfer any principles or practices. Here are 5 things businesses should definitely not…
 
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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 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.
  • Generation vs. Generation: How Can We All Get Along at Work?

    Lindsey Pollak
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    You probably just think of yourself as you, not part of a massive demographic group. But seeing yourself as a member of a generation is valuable, because it can help explain why your motivations, preferences and work style may seem different from those of your colleagues. Below is a quick primer on each of the […] The post Generation vs. Generation: How Can We All Get Along at Work? appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • Why Millennials Matter in the Workplace

    Lindsey Pollak
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Whether other generations like it or not, Millennials matter in the workplace. With their approach to what it means to be an employee, they are changing the way HR departments and managers relate to workers in all generations. They dream big and aren’t afraid to go after what they want — even if it means […] The post Why Millennials Matter in the Workplace appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
 
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    HR Daily Advisor

  • Say ‘Nein’ to Nonstop E-mails to Save Workers’ Sanity

    Elaine Quayle
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Americans are so obsessed with checking their e-mails on their smartphones almost 24/7—even those sent by their bosses—that they check them on weekends and vacation and sometimes walk into telephone poles or out into streets while reading them. But does the constant contact with work cause employees unreasonable and unhealthy stress? “Jawohl,” says German Employment Minister Andrea Nahles. Telling a German newspaper Rheinische Post that “there is an undeniable relationship between constant availability and the increase of mental illness,” the Minister has requested the Federal…
  • Guess Who’s Thinking Outside the ‘Bun’ on Employee Comp and Benefits?

    Melissa Blazejak
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    All this hoopla around workers’ rights leads some to believe that the fast-food industry is corrupt and unethical, but then the magazine Bon Appétit surprises us all with its top 10 list of fast-food restaurants that treat their employees well. Recently, major fast-food companies like McDonald’s®, Burger King, and Wendy’s have come under fire for exploiting their workers and not paying them a living wage. The fight for minimum wage hikes dominate the news, and President Obama is pushing Congress to increase the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour. Topping the Bon…
  • Why HR and Sales Must Learn to Speak the Same Language

    Guest Columnist
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:32 am
    U.S. firms annually invest three times more in their sales forces than they do in their advertising, 20 times more than on online media, and 100 times more than on social media. For many companies, selling is by far the most expensive part of business—and where the most hiring occurs. Despite this, hiring results in sales are notoriously hit or miss. By Frank Cespedes, senior lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School. Why is the sales hiring record so dismal? First, many sales managers ignore what good HR people know about effective recruitment and…
  • There’s No Accounting for Termination Based on Cable Complaint

    Melissa Blazejak
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Cable companies sometimes get a bad rap. They make you sit at home, all day, waiting for them to come fix your connections. They charge you outrageous prices for things you can watch on Hulu the next day for just $8. And, they can call your boss and tell him you complained about their service, which ultimately leads to your termination. Wait, what? That actually happened, you say? Well, yes it did. In 2013, a man decided he was going to start using Comcast as a cable provider for his prestigious accounting firm. He signed up for a 9-month promotional pricing offer, but then they started…
  • Don’t Wait for Permission—Take Action

    Dan Oswald
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:19 am
    It’s not uncommon for me to say, “I’d rather hire someone who will ask for forgiveness than someone who must ask for permission before taking action.” If you’re going to accomplish anything in life, you must be willing to act. And when you do, things don’t always turn out exactly as you would like. Sometimes you must step back, alter your course, and try again. But give me the person who is prone to action. It’s like the great race car drivers say: “To finish first, you must first finish.” And to finish, you must get off the starting line. I’ve hired some really bright…
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    CEO Blog - Time Leadership

  • Efficiency vs Health

    2 Oct 2014 | 1:54 pm
    I have to admit to being a bit of a Fitbit addict.  Fitbit tracks steps and it has a social media component that allows people I am "connected" to see how many steps I do and I can see what they do.  And my kids and brothers all have them.  Not that I am competitive at all but Lyle particularly pushes me a bit since I do not want him to have more steps than I do.So how does this relate to efficiency which is really the theme of this blog?  For perfect efficiency, I should set my life up to take less steps.  I should have all my files at my desk and…
  • Article Clipping at its Best

    20 Sep 2014 | 5:46 pm
    My mother is an article clipper.  When I stop by, she often has articles she clipped from a newspaper or magazine for me.  And she does this for everyone else in her life. I realize I have become the same way.  The difference is most of what I read is online so I clip URLs and email them to people that I think might be interested in an article.  And many of the articles I email were emailed to me - so I am just passing them on.She clipped an article/book report that combined a review on 2 books - The Organized Mind - Thinking Straight in the Age of Information Overload by…
  • Growing Ice Cream

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:33 am
    From an email exchange with a friend on what makes successful entrepreneurs:listen - filter - learn - leadNot blind obedience.Work ethic - time management - energy - passion.And the appropriate mix of dreams and reality, focus and trying different things.Statistical experimentation.Learning is the big one.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++I thought this simple article on 5 things to do before bed to jump start your day was good.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++And for those who thought they were too old to start a venture.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++And always thinking of Venture…
  • No Substitute for Time in - But Perfect Time in

    3 Sep 2014 | 3:34 am
    I love the early mornings.  So many things I love to do in these hours.  Cannot say I am a great fan of the darkness at 6 AM now though.One of my favourite thought leaders and authors, Malcolm Gladwell,  studied what made people experts in their field.   Through his studies, he found that people who put more time in became more proficient and more expert.  His magic number was 10,000 hours makes a person expert.  Want to become a piano master?  Practice for 10,000 hours.  Want to become a great artist? Practice for 10,000 hours.I took karate for about a…
  • Leading Surveys and the Power of Asking the Right Questions

    5 Aug 2014 | 7:22 am
    When we ask questions - we get answers.This is why I like the How question.  Often when you ask why - you come up with reasons and excuses for why something happens or is not happening.  Why are sales down this year?  Competition is higher and we lost XYZ account.  And of course the exchange rate.I think of things we cannot change as "conditions".  My exCOO used that all the time.  Conditions are simply things which are.  And anything that needs to be done needs doing "in spite of the condition".But ask the How question.  How can we increase sales.
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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

  • 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…
  • NOBNOM Winners and Other Updates

    Tim Ferriss
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    2008 pic, RV breakdown en route to Burning Man. Shit happens, but that’s OK. Ladies and gents! A few updates: 1) If you missed instructions for the three quick-start videos from Tony Robbins, or his morning breathing routine and Cryotherapy, I’ve added the links here. 2) I’m so very sorry for the delay in announcing NOBNOM prize winners.  Many of you have rightly asked: What the hell, Ferriss?  Why the radio silence? To that, I answer: Mea culpa. Alas, I simply get my ass kicked sometimes. This time around, a few things happened: 1) Lyme disease completely annihilated my…
  • Tony Robbins on Morning Routines, Peak Performance, and Mastering Money

    petewilliamspreneurgroup
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:35 am
    “Our revenues are now over $5 billion annually. Without access to Tony and his teachings, Salesforce.com wouldn’t exist today.” – Marc Benioff, Founder of Salesforce.com “[Tony] distills the concepts of the best investors in the world into practical lessons that will benefit both naïve investors and skilled professionals.” – Ray Dalio, Founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund Tony Robbins is the world’s most famous performance coach. He’s advised everyone from Bill Clinton to Serena Williams, and from Leonardo…
  • Ramit Sethi on Persuasion and Turning a Blog Into a Multi-Million-Dollar Business

    Tim Ferriss
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    If you want detailed tactics and hilarity, Ramit Sethi is your man. Here one quote from this episode, to give you an idea: “Indian people don’t get punched, dude. We don’t get into fights. We’re doing spelling bees.” Ramit Sethi built his personal finance blog up to 500,000+ readers per month, and has since turned it into a revenue generating monster. I don’t use that phrasing lightly. In this episode, we dig into the nitty-gritty tools, software, and experiments he’s used to turn a college side project into a multi-million-dollar business with 30+…
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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

  • 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…
  • Honing Your Core Entrepreneurial Skills: Business Acumen

    Alexandra Levit
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    This post is one in a series of tips designed to help small business owners better-navigate the challenges of today’s startup environment and is sponsored by Canon MAXIFY – the printer lineup crafted to help small business owners increase productivity so that they can focus on everything else that matters. According to the Career Advisory Board’s 2013 Job Preparedness Indicator study, business acumen is one of the most desired but rare leadership in today’s economy.  Having strong business acumen means possessing a clear understanding of the company’s strategy and…
  • Career Lessons from an Unconventional CEO

    Alexandra Levit
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Fred Cook, the CEO of PR juggernaut GolinHarris, has worked with Jeff Bezos, Michael Eisner, and Steve Jobs. You would expect him to have attended the best schools, gotten the best grades, and racked up marketable skills before he could legally vote. But the best thing about Fred is that none of those things are true. As he describes in his new book Improvise: Unconventional Career Advice from an Unlikely CEO, Fred got to where he is through a diverse set of experiences that includes pool hustling, selling Italian leather on the streets of Florence, and getting arrested while working as a…
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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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    Freelance Folder

  • Client Interaction Fundamentals

    Christina Gillick
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Today we’re giving you a sneak peek inside our “Anatomy Of A $9,750 Website Build.” This will give you an opportunity to see actual lessons from the training we have available. These previews will each feature an entire lesson from the training, including everything you’ll get when you sign up. We hope this will give you a [...] The post Client Interaction Fundamentals appeared first on Freelance Folder.
  • Automate Processes – Impress Your Clients by Using Zapier

    Ryan Domm-Thomas
    9 Jun 2014 | 2:42 pm
    What would you say is something that your clients really appreciate about you? Are you a talented web designer? Do they think your prices are fantastic? Do you have their sites up and running faster than expected?  These are all traits of an excellent freelance web designer! But what if you could add this one… [...] The post Automate Processes – Impress Your Clients by Using Zapier appeared first on Freelance Folder.
  • Build and Grow Your Client List with Sortfolio

    Ryan Domm-Thomas
    28 May 2014 | 8:04 pm
    Your business is an investment and your work makes up your portfolio… right? So, how do you get work? From your clients of course! As a freelancer, your ability to get clients can truly make or break your business. One of the fastest ways to gain clients is to drive more and more traffic to your [...] The post Build and Grow Your Client List with Sortfolio appeared first on Freelance Folder.
  • The Fastest Way to Become a Web Designer

    brantwilson
    25 May 2014 | 10:42 am
    If I said you could start today and be a full blown web designer – making $50 per hour or more – in just 8 weeks, would you be interested? If you’re a regular reader of FreelanceFolder, the answer is most likely, “You bet!” People, like you, who visit this site are looking for expert [...] The post The Fastest Way to Become a Web Designer appeared first on Freelance Folder.
  • Does Your Freelance Website Pass The 5 Second Test?

    Conrad Feagin
    9 May 2014 | 7:15 am
    1… 2… 3… 4… 5… Five seconds. That’s the amount of time you have to grab your visitors’ attention on your freelance website. Yep, you read that correctly… Only five seconds! Studies have proven over and over that most visitors truly are surfing. They are rapidly clicking from one site to another until they find [...] The post Does Your Freelance Website Pass The 5 Second Test? appeared first on Freelance Folder.
 
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    Keppie Careers

  • 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…
  • How a Digital Detox Can Help Your Career

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

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

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

  • 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,…
  • JibberJobber in the News (TheMuse.com, Time Magazine, Philly.com): Organize Your Job Search

    Jason Alba
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
    I don’t share this as often as I should, but I’ll share it today. JibberJobber is regularly recommended by career professionals as a great tool to organize and track your job search.  You already know about TheMuse.com article (I blogged about it here), where we were #2 on the list of 10 Job Search Tricks That Will Change Everything You’ve Been Doing. Yesterday Time Magazine reprinted the article, written by Anna Runyan.  We’ve been in US News and World Report and a few other magazines, but I think this is the first time we’ve been mentioned in Time (and a nice…
  • Why Track Jobs That You Wouldn’t Apply To?

    Jason Alba
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    Stephen is a very smart user who has emailed my team with a number of ideas enhancement requests.  Stephen said that he uses JibberJobber to track jobs that he applies to, but also to track jobs he doesn’t apply to.  I thought this was interesting. Why would you track jobs that you aren’t going to apply to? Stephen’s reasons: To gain insight into other needs of the company, departments, systems, etc. To perhaps identify issues the company has (like high turnover) I would add: To understand what the market is currently looking for, with key words and phrases I could use in…
  • What’s New in JibberJobber!

    Jason Alba
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
    Last week we did a release that fixed a few bugs here, cleaned up a few bugs there.  I shared this on Friday with my JibberJobber LinkedIn Group (click here to join). Here are three new features that you should know about: The List Panels have been optimized to be faster. Instead of taking a few seconds to load my Contacts List Panel (I have a lot of contacts, so it sometimes took six or seven seconds to load), it’s now taking about one second.  I’m guessing you won’t notice this if you have less than a thousand records in any List Panel, but if you have more than that you…
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    Carve Consulting: Social Business Consultancy

  • 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…
  • Police Force joins Snapchat

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

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

    Laurie Ruettimann
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    I always tell people to go back to school. Do your research. Don’t attend a private college that makes crazy claims about job placement rates, but go back to a boring state college — even if it’s just in the evening — and finish your degree. Why do I care if you go back to school? Because I love you. And because of messages like this one. A few years ago you wrote, “Quit worrying about the SPHR and get an MBA.” I took your advice and finished my dissertation. I now make about 25K more than I did two years ago. Also, I only teach nine months a year. (It used…
  • HR Famous

    Laurie Ruettimann
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    Seth Godin just wrote an article about the importance of being well known in your industry. The piece is called Famous to the Family, and it shamelessly steals from concepts around market share, minimum viable segment strategies and micro-niche targeting. But because he’s Seth Godin, he gives a hat-tip to himself and says, “I wrote something about this three and a half years ago, but I forgot, and so did most people I talk about this with.” It’s still a good post to read. There are probably six people in your industry who impact your life and shape the future of your…
  • Wedding Festivities

    Laurie Ruettimann
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    Some of you know that my friend is getting married. I am her matron-of-honor because I am matronly and shit. (I fit the job description pretty well. I look okay in a dress. I can organize important events. I can do a toast.) I’ve been thinking about why marriage is so hard. I just read that 43% of heterosexual first marriages will end in divorce within 15 years, and 25% of all men and women report being marriage two or more times by age 50. Other studies show that 50% percent of first marriages, 67% of second, and 73% of third marriages end in divorce. Heterosexual marriage is not…
  • Millennials Love Talking About Themselves #hrtf14

    Laurie Ruettimann
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    I am speaking at HR Tech Fest in Sydney, next month. I am very excited about it. I want to learn from my Australian counterparts, and I want to talk about some of the things that I find important for global human resources professionals: celebrity gossip, fashion and cats. I am working with the conference organizers to pull together a wonderful agenda. The event planners told me that generational diversity — and issues related to millennials — are top of mind for the Australian audience. HR professionals deal with the harsh politicalization of immigration, and they are also…
  • Psoriasis

    Laurie Ruettimann
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    I’m just back from the WI SHRM 2014 State Conference. I saw lots of booths on the expo floor. People stood around and talked about HR technology, employee engagement, payroll and health & welfare benefits. (I grabbed a toothbrush from Delta Dental. My whole trip to Madison paid for itself.) I think the most interesting booth was the psoriasis awareness booth. You may wonder — what the hell is that kind of not-for-profit doing at an HR conference? Well, you’re not alone. A lot of people wondered why they were there. Psoriasis affects 7.5 million people in the United…
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    Great Leadership

  • 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.  
  • There's No Crying in Football!

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Crying at work is in the news again. The latest incident involved New York Giant’s Wide receiver Victor Cruz being driven off the field on a cart sobbingCruz’s unfortunate injury reignited the debate over the appropriateness of not only crying in sports (“There's no crying in baseball! No crying!”), but crying at work.Read my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership for tips on how to deal with crying at work.
  • Why Mindfulness is for Leaders and Not Just Monks

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    Guest post from Scott Eblin - a nice follow-up to my recent post at About.com, from someone that knows more about the topic than I do! Scott is the best at what he does - coaching and advising successful but overworked executives. Buy his new book!You know a topic is hot when it makes the cover of Time.  That’s what happened with mindfulness last year when the magazine ran a cover story called The Mindful Revolution.  When you’re a busy leader and you hear about the latest trend like mindfulness, you may immediately think, “ Yeah, right, I don’t have the time or space…
  • 6 Simple Leadership Don’ts and Dos

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Sometimes we tend to "complexify" things. Things like leadership.That's why I love Bill Treasurer's guest post over at About.com Leadership and Management:6 Simple Leadership Don’ts and Dos 
 
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    The Accidental IT Leader

  • 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:
  • Why RITA Is What IT Managers Should Be Doing To Build Better Teams

    drjim
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    IT Managers are responsible for how new people get added to their teamImage Credit As an IT manager you have always be looking for people that you would like to add to your team. However, once you’ve used you IT manager skills to find them, convinced them to join your team, and actually gotten then on board, what should your next step be? It turns out that the answer is RITA… What Is RITA? All too often IT managers think that all that they have to do in order to add great talent to their team is to find the right person and invite them to join. There is very little IT manager training…
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    Mary Elizabeth Bradford - The Career Artisan

  • How to Take Control of Your 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 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 […]
  • HSBC’s Trade Forecast encompasses trade data for 25 countries and territories key to world trade.

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    U.S. Businesses Increasingly Setting Sights on Emerging Markets for Export Growth: HSBC Trade … MarketWatch China, India and Vietnam will be the fastest growing suppliers of U.S. … This report also includes special sections on key industries – agriculture, … Share this:
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    CAREEREALISM.com

  • Top 5 Proactive Job Interview Strategies

    Jessica Simko
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:15 pm
    These days, it can be overwhelming to think about how much work goes into finding a job. If you are very serious about it, you have likely educated yourself in all the various facets of a job search and become well-equipped to go out and tackle the task. But, so have many others. Related: How To Work Your Portfolio Into The Interview Once a company narrows down the candidate pool to a group of people they want to meet, and you are one of them, it’s time to start thinking about your next steps. Only one person can be chosen in the end. When all things are equal, what makes you stand out?
  • 5 Easy Tips To Get Noticed By Prospective Employers

    Meghan Belnap
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:01 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.
  • 7 Tips For Writing A Great LinkedIn Invitation

    Ariella Coombs
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:35 pm
    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. Related: How To Get A Recruiter’s Attention On LinkedIn 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…
  • 3 Ways To Advance Your Skills

    Belen Chacon
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:30 pm
    These days, it’s all too common for job seekers to take a job that isn’t in their industry. The lack of jobs and ever increasing competitive job market certainly don’t help, and you’ve got bills to pay, food to eat, and possibly a family to care for. Related: 5 Great Tools That Showcase Your Skills To Recruiters Although it’s tough to stay happy at a job you don’t necessarily want, you know the position is taking care of your financial needs at the moment. But how can you advance your skills for a future job? How To Advance Your Skills If you’re worried that you might not be…
  • 5 Rules For Celebrating Halloween At Work

    Kitty Boitnott
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:01 pm
    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. Related: How To Throw An Amazing Office Holiday Party 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…
 
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    CareerSolvers

  • How to Use Facebook as a Job Search Tool

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

    Barbara Safani
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    I’ve viewed thousands of job postings, followed thousands of clients through the interview process and listened to what hiring managers tell recruiters they really want in a candidate. Unfortunately, many of the job postings I see are far from transparent and use vague euphemisms to describe what the hiring manager wants or what the work environment is like. Here’s my interpretation of the message behind the “qualifications” I often see listed on job postings. Motivated – morale here stinks and we are hoping you can fix that. Ability to delegate – this job…
  • How to Follow Up After an Interview

    Barbara Safani
    4 May 2014 | 9:14 pm
    You felt the interview went well. The hiring manager gave you the impression the company wants to fill the position quickly. But you’re still waiting for a response and you are starting to get quite anxious. How long should you wait before following up on an interview, and when you do follow up, what should you say?  How can you follow up strategically and intelligently? Here are a few suggestions. 1. During the interview, ask when the hiring manager plans to conduct the next round of interviews or make the job offer. If you ask this question during the interview, you are more likely…
  • What Jobs Will Exist in the Future?

    Barbara Safani
    30 Apr 2014 | 9:00 pm
    What will jobs and employment look like in 2020, 2030 and beyond? What are the mega-trends shaping tomorrow’s careers and what new opportunities can we and our children look forward to? Although vitally important to position yourself for a great job today, it’s just as important to consider tomorrow and all that it will have to offer. I spoke to Wendy Enelow, Founder of the Career Thought Leaders Consortium, a global career industry think tank for some insights. Here’s just a sampling of both current emerging professions and those which may exist in the not-to-distant…
  • Ten Ways to Stay Fit Without Leaving Your Office Cubicle

    Barbara Safani
    20 Apr 2014 | 8:46 pm
    Does your work keep you chained to your desk most of the day? Is it hard to find the time or energy to exercise before or after work, or on your lunch hour? I spoke to Stephanie Mansour, CEO of Step It Up With Steph and creator of the Cubicle Crunch to learn about a series of stretches and exercises that you can do at your desk to get in shape. Here are the top 10 exercises: 1. Stress buster Relieve stress and take deeper breaths by stretching your shoulders and chest — this will help improve posture and open up the muscles in the chest. Sitting up tall, clasp your hands behind your…
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    Kontrary by Rebecca Healy - Career, Money, and Life Advice

  • 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.
  • 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!
  • The Loosening of Ambition

    Rebecca Healy
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    I have a horrible memory, but I remember Ryan asking me to move to DC. Sitting next to each other knee to knee, looking away, biting my inner cheek while he explained why his company needed to relocate. I waited, re-forming his words in my brain while he talked, and then, he wants me to come with him, doesn’t think he can do it without me. I remember Thank You. Relief. Finally. (And hooray big city!) Thank you for taking me away, letting me play big, taking me with you.  The move, four years ago now, was supposed to be temporary. But it was also supposed to be permanent; you keep up a…
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    TotalPicture Radio

  • The Big HCM Race to the Cloud

    Peter Clayton
    3 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    ill Kutik returns to TotalPicture Radio to discuss his Tech Trends feature article in the October issue of Human Resource Executive Magazine, and HRE Online titled "Second Turn of the HCM Horse Race", - an in-depth article that zeros in on the big three in enterprise HCM systems. Watch the video version of this podcast on www.totalpicture.com
  • Bill Kutik: The Merit-Pay-Increase Matrix

    Peter Clayton
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:58 pm
    In Bill Kutik's latest Human Resource Executive Online HR Technology Column titled Death to the Merit-Pay-Increase Matrix, he reveals how little "merit" is actually involved in determining annual salary increases. His opening paragraph is classic Kutik: "I have hated the merit-pay-increase matrix for 25 years."
  • Kathryn Minshew Giving a Voice to Millennials

    Peter Clayton
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:49 am
    When Kathryn Minshew was looking to make a career transition, she realized there was a big opportunity to create an online resource to help millennials understand and navigate their career options. Her experience led to creating The Muse.
  • Recruiting is Marketing - Daniel Chait, CEO Greenhouse

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

    Peter Clayton
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Companies that are able to communicate a message that conveys what it would really be like to work there day-to-day are the ones that will stand out and attract the best talent. Unfortunately, this is difficult to do. In fact, more than half of companies surveyed in Universum's Talent Attraction Barometer listed "differentiation" as their top employer branding challenge."
 
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    Who's and What's Concerning Your Career

  • 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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  • Top 10 Skills of a Fantastic Secretary and Personal Assistant

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    3 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Being a great secretary or personal assistant (PA) requires more than being able to type quickly and file things away efficiently. There is a whole range of important skills that are essential to make a success of this important job. The efficiency of a PA or secretary can make a huge difference to how smoothly ...
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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

  • 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…
  • Six Tips for Managing Your Stress in a Stress-Filled Environment

    Dan Erwin
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    One of my international readers from a Middle East nation sent me a very gracious thank you for my blogging.  A Gen-Yer with an MBA and out of school barely three years, he asked me a very important question: I feel like I'm over-stressed all the time.  What can I do to manage my stress better?  First of all, it's not just Gen-Yers who are over-stressed.  I meet people from all walks of life and all the generations who tell me they're overstressed.  Although I have a lot of background in stress management and have taught the…
  • Most People Are Bad at Spotting Liars

    Dan Erwin
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:50 pm
    It never seems to go away. You know. The colleague you're never sure you can trust. Or the one who regularly promises but rarely fulfills. And most of us are bad about spotting liars and deception. But there are a few things we know for certain about that tough subject. And for business folk, there's one reality about deception that always rings true. Powerful people are better liars and more difficult to spot. And Dana Carney of Columbia University as proved that. Those of us with a background in rhetoric and nonverbal research have believed this for years,…
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    The Insider's Interview Blog

  • Oct 25, Accounts Receivable Cover Letter

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    This sample accounts receivable cover letter is the right way to introduce yourself to the employer.Make a great first impression with a relevant and well-written cover letter.
  • Oct 24, Telephone Reference Check Questions

    24 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Sample basic telephone reference check form clearly lists the questions to ask when checking out a job candidate.This can be used as an initial screening tool before moving along with the hiring process.
  • Oct 23, Salesperson Job Description Sample

    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Full salesperson job description clearly lists the activities and requirements for a sales position.Adapt this job description for your own use. Excellent resources for both job seekers and employers.
  • Oct 21, Follow Up on Resume Tips and Techniques

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Find out how to follow up on resume job applications.Sample follow up email and good advice on how to properly follow up after you have submitted your resume make sure you stay on top of your job applications.
  • Oct 20, Sample Interview Thank You Letter

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sample interview thank you letter can be adapted for your own use.Write a meaningful and professional follow up letter after your job interview and you will immediately get ahead of the competition.
 
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    thehiringsite.careerbuilder.com

  • The Candidate Experience: Talent Advisors are Job Seekers, Too!

    Laurie Ruettimann
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Tim Sackett and I believe talent advisors are job seekers, too. That’s why we wanted to share our most memorable candidate experience stories. Here is Tim Sackett‘s story. A company wanted to hire me as a regional HR manager. They spent $7,000 flying me to Minneapolis to go through a full assessment. I know the price because it hit my budget after I started. It was eight straight hours of craziness. Live actors were playing roles of employees and managers, trying to assess how good of an HR manager I might be. In-box exercises. Multiple personality profiles and intelligence…
  • Should You Support a Minimum Wage Increase?

    Ioana Marinescu
    23 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    A recent CareerBuilder survey makes it clear that 3 in 5 employers support a minimum wage increase. In the survey, employers were also asked about why they supported or opposed an increase. To what extent does the academic literature in economics support their arguments? Let’s take a look: For: The minimum wage improves the standard of living. This is the most common reason given by employers in support of an increase. However, the minimum wage in the U.S. has not been shown to have a large effect on poor families. Indeed, only a minority of minimum wage workers live in poor…
  • Is Your Hospital Ready for Millennials?

    Guest Contributor
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    What will the hospital staff of 2025 look like? New roles will need to be filled. And the millennial generation, also known as Gen Y, will dominate. Will your hospital be ready? Framing the issuee By 2025, millennials will make up the majority of the workforce. Hospitals need to ramp up discussions about how to attract and retain millennials. The 2025 workforce will need more collaboration, relaxed rules and improved face-to-face communication. Medical professionals will have to be technologically nimble. Increased scheduling flexibility, sabbaticals and phased retirements will be more and…
  • Talent Advisor Twitter Chat: How Can You Provide a Great Candidate Experience?

    Deanna Hartley
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    How can you provide a hiring experience that candidates love? How can you get your executives to care about your company’s candidate experience? How can you personalize the experience candidates have with you? What’s the ideal way to measure the success of your candidate experience? If questions like these keep you up at night, take some ZzzQuil you’ll be excited to know many of your peers and experts have similar questions — and we want to connect you with them to get some answers. Where do we even start? As Talent Advisor contributor Matthew Stollak puts it:…
  • 5 New Staffing Challenges: How to Overcome Them

    Mary Lorenz
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel,” Maya Angelou famously said. The late poet could easily have been talking about the staffing industry, where the ability to provide unforgettable experiences sets firms apart from their competitors. CareerBuilder and Inavero’s 2014 Opportunities in Staffing Study reveals, however, that some of the biggest staffing challenges are a consistent, memorable candidate experience. Findings from the study provide insight into how staffing firm professionals can overcome…
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    Harrison Barnes

  • Why You Need to Love Yourself and When You Need to Change Your Friends, Job and Life

    Harrison Barnes
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    Recently, I returned home from Asia on a horrible airline ticket that made four separate connections before it finally arrived in Los Angeles. On my trip, I had the occasion to sit next to a series of businessmen also travelling back from various places I stopped along the way. The people were Japanese (1), American (2), Australian (1), and Indian (1). On trips, I like to start up conversations and get to know the people I am sitting next to. What I noticed was that each of the people I was sitting next to asked me one (or more) of the following questions: “What do you do?” “Where do…
  • Do and Give More Than Is Expected of You

    Harrison Barnes
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    When I was 18 years old I spent three months working as a garbage man in Detroit.  It was one of the more interesting experiences of my life. I had taken the job out of necessity because I had the good fortune of being cut off from any spending money by my parents. Facing my first year of college in a few months, I wanted to make sure that I had money for my books and other expenses. When I started the work I threw myself into it with a great deal of enthusiasm. I had not other choice, so I told myself I would make the most of it. If I did a good job collecting garbage there were all sorts…
  • Understand the Nature of People, Jobs and the Environments You Commit To

    Harrison Barnes
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Several years ago a long-term relationship I was in ended and I felt absolutely terrible: the person I was with could not stop fraternizing with other men. At least a few times a week, she would be out with a different man and say it was related to work. We lived together and she would come home late – sometimes she would make excuses that she was staying with friends and would not come home at all. Eventually, I was so angry about this all the time that the relationship ended. One of her male friends had ties to organized crime. He operated check cashing businesses and all sorts of dubious…
  • Run Your Career Based on Facts and Statistics — Not Opinions

    Harrison Barnes
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    One of the worst things you can possibly do is run your career based on the opinions of others. Other people are always going to have differing ideas about where you should work, how much you should work, what salary you should make–and various other subjects relating to your employment. Rather than making decisions based on the opinions of others, it is usually much more productive for you to base your decisions on hard, concrete facts, and empirical data. You can often learn a lot more from facts and figures than you can from the opinions of others. Opinions are fickle and change over…
  • Bad Manners, Rumors, and Your Career

    Harrison Barnes
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    One of the risks you face as you progress in your career is rumors. People may make up various falsehoods and share incorrect (usually negative) information about you. These falsehoods can spread like wild fire and can literally destroy your career overnight. It is even more dangerous when there is an element of truth to these rumors and you do not speak out against them. Rumors can be created by your competitors, by someone who does not like you, or simply by a colleague for seemingly no reason at all. Regardless of the source of information, once a rumor is created, it can damage you a…
 
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  • 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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    Quintessential Resumes & Cover Letters Blog

  • Free Resume Samples? Yes, Please!

    adminQRCL
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    Looking for a large variety of free job-seeker resume samples? We provide these resume samples as inspiration; we want you to review some of these job-seeker resumes and decide that you can can create an amazing resume for yourself — one that will wow both hiring managers and computers (applicant tracking systems). Our thought here is not that you’ll copy the format or content of any of these resumes, but that you’ll find pieces – strategies, wording, philosophies, and the like – that you’ll be able to apply to your resume to make it even better. You do NOT need to…
  • Nix These Common Blunders on Your Resume

    adminQRCL
    22 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
    As we near the end of September’s Update Your Resume theme, we suggest reviewing your resume for common resume mistakes – and fixing any you find on your resume before your next job search.   Having a well-developed and well-written resume is ESSENTIAL to your job-search success. For most situations, your resume makes the first – and sometimes final – impression that a perspective hiring manager uses to decide whether your candidacy goes forward. If you’ve been reading our blog this month and using the tools and resources we have suggested, your resume may well be…
  • Know How to Craft a Resume? Test Your Knowledge Here

    adminQRCL
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    As part of September’s Update Your Resume initiative, we offer resume quizzes specifically for new grads, experienced job-seekers, and career-changers.   While there is not a lot of mystery or difficulty in creating a strong resume, we are continually stunned by some of the resumes we see – from both entry-level and experienced job-seekers alike. Creating a resume does take time, effort, and knowledge – and you have to know the current trends and practices in resume-writing.   [If you need to brush up on creating a resume, use the article from our post earlier this week to…
  • Back to Basics: Create Your Resume

    adminQRCL
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:56 am
    Need a resume? Do it yourself with this easy-to-follow 10-step process. First the bad news: Resume-template Websites are like get-rich-quick scams – too good to be true. While your resume’s format is important, the content is by far MUCH more important. Plus, there are only a small number of required sections on a resume – and this is something you should easily be able to format on your own. Also be careful of so-called experts providing incorrect information about what should be included on a resume; we’ll set you straight. Now the good news: Creating a strong resume…
  • Be Sure You Understand Resume Strategy Before Updating Your Resume

    adminQRCL
    10 Sep 2014 | 8:52 am
    September is Update Your Resume month. We are challenging visitors to take our Resume Strategy Quiz. No sense improving your resume if you do not know all the strategies behind a resume.   This month marks the 14th anniversary of the International Update Your Resume Month created by Career Directors International (CDI) – developed to encourage everyone – those actively looking for a job and those currently in a job – to dust off and update your resume. While we will be reviewing a plethora of resume issues this month, our first entry is one of the most important. Some of the…
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    Movin' On Up

  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Instant Makeover: Look More Professional In Minutes

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Looking your best in job interviews is an essential part of showing potential employers that you’re professional and serious about the opportunity. The same goes for maintaining a level of professionalism and success in the workplace. And, doing so doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there are a number of things you can do right now to make your professional image look even more professional. Here are nine tips for an instant professional make-over. Embrace the power of a neck tie Gentlemen, if you’re heading to a job interview, don’t forget to throw on a nice tie. Wearing a tie…
  • Avoiding Hand Injuries at Work

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    We use our hands for so many tasks that we often take them for granted. Imagine how difficult it would be to brush your teeth, put on shoes, drive, work or do a million other things because of an injury or loss of a hand. Unfortunately, hand injuries occur in the workplace every 32 seconds according to Telecom Insurance Group. Every year 16 million people seek emergency care for hand injuries Most of these accidents are preventable, so it’s very important to know and understand prevention tips. Sources for Hand Injury Prevention WebMD offers valuable tips for preventing finger, hand, and…
  • Want a College Major That’ll Get You Hired?

    admin
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you answered yes, you may want to consider studying business, engineering, or nursing. According to a new report released by Express Employment Professionals, college graduates who have a business, engineering, accounting, or nursing degree will have a much easier time finding jobs than graduates in other professions. By the Numbers More than a quarter of the survey’s 115 respondents said business was the best major for finding employment, followed by engineering, accounting, nursing, computer, and information sciences. “Business is still a good bet for a college major, according to…
 
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    Executive Resume Services

  • 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,…
  • New Survey Shows Executives Need Social Media Skills

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    There are many CEOs who are not interested in social media because they are incredibly busy. Let’s face it though, we are all busy. However, BRANDfog’s 2014 survey on The Global, Social CEO indicates that C-level executives who ignore social media are losing the ability to influence brand reputation and company leadership. The global conversations are happening on social media, and not being part of the conversation means others are controlling the topics. How The Survey Was Conducted A diverse selection of companies, ranging from small startups to Fortune 1000 companies in…
  • 5 Reasons LinkedIn Is Important For Executives

    Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    If you are an executive, then you should be on LinkedIn. Don’t think of it as just another social media website because it is not. It is a networking site for business professionals, and simply having a presence can improve your visibility tremendously. Many executives are finding that out the easy way. Here are 5 solid reasons you should be on LinkedIn right now: Many professionals find their next job through contacts they meet on LinkedIn. The social network used to be considered the place to go when you wanted to find a job. Today, it’s much broader than that, but the…
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    Mystic Madness

  • Stages of Coffee Preparation

    admin22
    24 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    One of the most highly consumed beverages worldwide is coffee. Many families as well as individuals drink coffee more than once a day. There are also some people that drink it even in their office. But only a few people know the stages involved in the preparation of coffee raw coffee beans before it can be taken. Generally, there are four stages in the process of preparing coffee for drinking, namely, roasting, grinding, brewing and separation stages. Read on to know more about these stages.   Roasting of raw coffee beans Before the the raw coffee is ground, it has to be roasted. The…
  • Why Men Will Never Stop Loving Women

    admin22
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:09 pm
    The greatest influence to the nature of a relationship between a man and a woman is sacrifice. Men take the burden of making most of the sacrifices for the women to feel happy. Take this away from any relationship and see it crumbles in no time. Women only wish to be treated like queens while men on their own part only wish for the women to acknowledge their superiority and their total dependence on them. For this reason, women get practically all they want from men by letting them assume the number one position.   The Supreme Being has designed it in such a way that it is a wife that…
  • The History of Christmas Present

    admin22
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    So many customs and traditions that are carried out during Christmas are being believed to have kick-started mainly in the Northern part of Europe – Germany, Spain and Italy, especially.   Among the major motivations for the giving of Christmas gifts is the Biblical story of the “Three Wise Men,” popularly known as “The Maggi.” Then, it was believed that giving gifts make us remember the gifts that were presented to Jesus Christ by the Three Wise Men in the aftermath of his birth – Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh.    Jesus Christ was believed by…
  • The Right Way a Man Should Propose to You

    admin22
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    A lot of women go into the wrong relationships with the wrong men. Being a woman, you are the one they walk up to and tell how much they love you. Whom you say yes to is who comes in. Knowing the right man for you might seem difficult but not as a horse passing through the eye of a needle. What are required of you are caution, wisdom and patience if you wish to find true love. True love is detected by the way it comes. So has he come into your life the right way?   There are some necessary procedures that a man must not shortcut when starting a relationship with you. The vitality of…
  • Installing a Fireplace in order to Prepare for the Winter Season

    admin22
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    A fireplace is a must a must device for people in colder region or places that experience snow fall or heavy cold weather during a particular period of the year. For those that experience the winter season, it is a time that most people don't like because of the cold associated with it. If you are living in such area you need to install a fireplace in order to keep your home warmth during the cold period. Fireplace is a device that produces heat and circulate it within a defined space in order to keep it warm. Basically, there are three types of fireplace, namely, the wood (traditional…
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    Ask The Headhunter

  • 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 […]
  • Say goodbye to your psychopathic boss

    Nick Corcodilos
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    I couldn’t make up a story like this if I tried. This week’s newsletter is based on a comment posted by a reader on the Ask The Headhunter blog, edited gently. It’s still long — but I’m publishing the gory details because it’s the sort of story I’m sure many of you have heard from […]
  • Employers shouldn’t keep secrets from job applicants

    Nick Corcodilos
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:35 pm
    In the September 23, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job seeker wants to see the facts: If I had realized some of the intricate policies of my current company, I may have thought twice before taking this job. For instance, they said you get two weeks’ vacation time. It turns out you get 80 […]
 
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    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.
  • The 20-Point Job Search Game Plan

    Perry Newman
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Autumn is football season and as I listen to the TV analysts handicapping each game two words are ubiquitous in their conversation when they discuss what it takes for each of the two teams to win. These words are ‘Game Plan’. In football, more than in any other sport, regardless of the disparity of talent, [...] The post The 20-Point Job Search Game Plan appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • How to Improve Communication Skills at Work

    Margaret Buj
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Communication is without the doubt one of the most important business skills, no matter what industry you are in. As a Sr. Recruiter and Interview Coach, I have seen many candidates, often strong technically, fail interviews as their communication skills weren’t strong enough. Most of us process huge numbers of messages every day. However, effective [...] The post How to Improve Communication Skills at Work appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
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    Career Sherpa

  • 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…
  • 6 Simple Ways to Sleuth Insiders

    Hannah Morgan
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    Before the internet, finding a contact name of someone inside a company required a lot of work. Today, there are tools you can use to simplify the sleuthing process and find people inside a company you would like to work for! LinkedIn Of course LinkedIn is the go to tool for finding people. Basic and Advanced Search From the top search menu, select where you want to search. You may want to start with company search to see who you know inside the company first. Those are your strongest allies.   Advanced search lets you refine your search criteria by first name, last name, company (past…
  • 3 Inspiring Visual Resume Examples on SlideShare

    Hannah Morgan
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:59 am
    A traditional resume is so limiting. It doesn’t allow you to really tell your story. So why not supplement your resume with a presentation or “presume.” Here are some more reasons to consider supplementing your work portfolio with one. You build online content, which is search-able and find-able on the web. You demonstrate your creativity and communication skills. You differentiate yourself. It is a noisy world, filled with distractions and short-attention spans. I am not suggesting that everyone who sees your presume will click through every slide, but…just maybe, it…
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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

  • When Can an Employer Consider an Applicant’s Criminal History?

    Mitch Corlett
    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…
  • How to prevent making hiring decisions based on looks

    Bob Corlett
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    Your unconscious mind is a speed demon. Research shows that people often form a first impression in a tenth of a second— and then stick to it. This makes any hiring decision a treacherous tightrope act. In order to stay rational, you must give your conscious mind a chance to weigh in on the hiring decision, while preventing your quick-to-judge unconscious mind from forming a baseless opinion. Unwittingly, far too many hiring managers fall from the tightrope and base their hiring decision on style rather than substance. Read More in the Business Journal The post How to prevent making…
  • The 5 factors that determine employee potential

    Bob Corlett
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    Interviewing strategies are mostly about trying to predict whether someone will succeed in a job. For most people, that feels like taking a shot in the dark. But now, for many jobs, you need to be able to predict if someone will succeed in not only the current job but also the next evolution of that job as it grows and changes. That feels more like taking a shot in the dark to hit a constantly moving target. Traditional interviewing methods now only tell part of the picture. Read More in the Business Journal The post The 5 factors that determine employee potential appeared first on Staffing…
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    Undercover Recruiter

  • How to Alienate a Recruiter

    Mary Hope
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Should recruiters be a candidate’s friend? After all, there are no fees if they can’t fill the jobs. So they should treasure you and be delighted to hear from you on any occasion. And what a recruiter thinks of you can make a significant difference to your career prospects, so why do candidates fail to […] How to Alienate a Recruiter Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • What are the True Benefits of a Shorter Work Week?

    John Feldmann
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:03 am
    This past summer, Google’s two founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, conducted a joint interview with Vinod Khosla, founder of Khosla Ventures. In the interview, Page, Google’s CEO, covered a number of interesting topics, including his belief that society no longer needs full-time employees. He pointed out that the key elements people need to truly […] What are the True Benefits of a Shorter Work Week? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • 7 Points to Get You Through Your Final Interview Preparation

    guest
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    If you have made it through to the final interview stage and on to the final interview presentation then a soft whisper of a congratulations are in order! By this stage you clearly have the personality and skills that your potential employer is looking for – now it’s time to seal the deal.  Problem is, the […] 7 Points to Get You Through Your Final Interview Preparation Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • Recruiters Are From Mars, Job Seekers Are From Venus [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Ruby Lowe
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    Job seeking can be a long and laborious process, and it can sometimes feel like recruiters are on a completely different planet to the one you’re on. But before you hop onto your spaceship and whizz off to Mars, check out this infographic from MedReps.com to get you back on the same page… or planet. Takeaways: There’s […] Recruiters Are From Mars, Job Seekers Are From Venus [INFOGRAPHIC] Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
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    Resume Writing Services

  • 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…
  • Why Target Marketing Should Be in Your Job Search Toolkit

    Martin Buckland
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Large successful companies such as Procter & Gamble all target their marketing campaigns to a set demographic, and you need to do the same thing in your job search. It’s far more effective to send 10 targeted resumes than it is to send 1,000 or even 10,000 untargeted ones. © Pakhnyushchyy – Fotolia.com You need to hit the bulls-eye! In a job search, the bulls-eye is the key influencer who could be the decision maker in the hiring for your dream job. With only 9% of jobs advertised in Canada, and recruiters only holding about 12%, target marketing is the most productive strategy…
 
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    jobs, employment in USA - Careerjet

  • Senior Economist

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance - Portland, OR - The Senior Economist is responsible for leading the development, documentation, management and implementation of policies related to the modeling, forecasting and reporting of energy savings and cost effectiveness metrics. The Senior Economist will advance the science of emerging...
  • FULL-TIME Sr. Level Software Test Engineer

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    CHJ&Associates - San Francisco, CA - Our client is in need of an experienced, productive and enthusiastic Sr. Level Software Test Engineer. This position is based in South San Francisco. Key Responsibilities: Develop test plan and test cases for complex software system, including embedded instrument control software...
  • Independent Driver

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Anahola, HI - 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...
  • Physical Therapist - Physical Therapy

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Chenega Corporation - San Antonio, TX - We are hiring a Physical Therapist work at SAMMC, in San Antonio! The right candidate will need to design treatment plans to be implemented personally by the therapist or by civilian physical therapy assistants (PTAs) or military physical therapy technicians. Directly oversees th...
  • Independent Driver

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Santa Maria, CA - 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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    Kenrick Chatman

  • 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

  • Culture & Inclusion: Building a Career at Deloitte

    24 Oct 2014 | 6:40 am
    When it comes to choosing a firm to work for, culture consistently comes up as a major factor among the employees that we survey. In this post, Carlos Robles, an AERS Advisory Senior Consultant in Deloitte & Touche LLP's San Jose office, discusses how the firm's culture and inclusion policies have helped him to build a career there-and how that started during his internship with the firm in college.
  • Vault Celebrates the Top Law Firms for Pro Bono

    22 Oct 2014 | 9:24 am
    The week marks the National Pro Bono Celebration--see which law firms ranked highest for pro bono commitment in Vault's annual associate survey.
  • 101 Interview Questions Top Internship Programs Ask

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:03 am
    Today, more than 40 percent of all entry-level full-time hires in the U.S. are sourced through internship programs. Which means that, for those looking to work for the most desired and admired employers in the country, internships are no longer a luxury but a necessity.  To that end, next Tuesday, October 28, Vault will be releasing its Top 50 Internship Programs for 2015.
  • Can Content Marketing Work for Your Firm?

    21 Oct 2014 | 7:14 am
    In today's legal marketplace, a law firm of any size would be remiss to abstain from having a website or internet presence. A website provides potential clients with information about the firm and its services, and it can also be used as a way for the firm to demonstrate its expertise.
  • What Makes a Great Internship Program?

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    With the launch of our 2015 internship rankings around the corner, I have been thinking about some of the factors that go into making a top program-both from the intern's perspective, and from the firm's side. After all: there has to be a reason that firms choose to commit time and resources to creating these programs, right?
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    CFO Coach

  • 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,…
  • CFO Volatility – 2014

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:46 pm
    The latest Crist | Kolder Associates volatility report was recently released. Those releases are always fun reading in my office as I compare what they say with what I’ve been seeing. This report is no exception! Here are a few highlights, along with my thoughts. CFOs and COOs For quite some time we saw upheaval in the C-suite as Chief Operations Officers were being replaced by operational Chief Financial Officers. While, according to Crist Kolder, that situation seems to have stabilized, COO turnover is expected to rise while CFO turnover is expected to drop. Maybe that has a good deal to…
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    AOL Jobs

  • How Much Celebs Do -- Or Don't -- Tip NYC Cab Drivers

    Erik Sherman
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    Morgan Dessalles/ABACA USA Big data - the crunching of lots of information to learn things people didn't realize - is usually associated with running businesses. But, as it turns out, there's an amazing amount you can learn from data analysts. Even things like how much people like actors Jessica Alba and Bradley Cooper might have tipped drivers on cab rides they took: possibly zero, according to Gawker. Apparently the New York City Taxi & Limousine Commission has drivers record a lot of information, including origin and destination points, fare amounts, and any reported tip. Using a…
  • LinkedIn Reveals the 100 Most In-Demand Employers

    AOL Jobs Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:24 am
    Alamy Quick! What are the most desirable companies to work for on the planet? Okay, Google...Apple...who else? LinkedIn is here to save the day with their annual list of the 100 most in-demand employers on the planet. As you probably expected, a lot of them are in the booming tech industry (yes, Google and Apple claim the top two spots). Those crazy cafeterias have got to count for something. But you'll also find companies like General Electric and PepsiCo rounding out the top ten. Want to see who else is in the mix? Click through the slideshow below, or head over to LinkedIn for the full…
  • The Week That Was (10/20 - 10/24)

    AOL Jobs Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Alamy The weekend's almost here! Time to breathe a sigh of relief and unwind. But first, take a look at some of our top posts for the past week, including a look at a controversial chemical used in receipt paper that could have health repercussions for cashiers, and eight essential do's and don'ts for avoiding humiliation (professional or otherwise) at your office's big Halloween party. 1. How One Couple Is Changing Views of America's Hourly Workers 2. Why Learning a Language Could Save Your Career 3. New Research: Chemical Linked to Diabetes, Cancer Can Be Absorbed Through Receipts 4. 8 Do's…
  • Sticky Question for Your Boss? Here's How to Ask

    CareerBuilder
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:40 am
    Alamy By Robert Half In your career, there will inevitably come a time when you have awkward or difficult questions to ask your boss. Very few people like uncomfortable interactions, but in order to get ahead at work, you need answers to your questions if you're to do your job well - even the sticky ones. Bringing up delicate subjects requires finesse and diplomacy, not to mention preparation. Here are some of the top touchy employee-boss topics, along with the right and wrong ways to broach them. Getting passed over for a promotion If you're upset or confused about the outcome of a job…
  • Want to Be a Chief Birthday Officer?

    AOL Jobs Staff
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:37 am
    Getty You could call this a 21st century 24/7 social media maven/marketing/brand ambassador job. Instead, Edible Arrangements has put a ribbon on it by creating the title Chief Birthday Officer and is looking for someone with one or two years of business experience to fill the role who also knows everything there is about creating a terrific birthday celebration. (Translation: young and the salary is undefined. But there are benefits.) Deadline to apply is Monday. Here's the Chief Birthday Officer job spec. "Birthdays are the No. 1 occasion for people to give Edible's fruit creations as a…
 
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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

  • Employee Well-Being In The Workplace

    MMChr
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    The concept of “employee well-being” is not a new one, but it has seen a resurgence in interest with the challenges in the world in the last few years, and employee well-being has been making its way to the top of company consciousness. This interest has many companies scrambling to develop a plan. There are many definitions of well-being and employee well-being. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) — Europe’s largest professional institute for people management and development, with over 135,000 members across 120 countries — define it as: “Creating an…
  • #TChat Preview: How To Avoid The Business Leadership Cliff

    TalentCulture Team + Guests
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, October 29, 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 employee engagement and the culture control panel, and this week we’re going to talk about the business leadership cliff and how to avoid it. Even with a continued annual investment in leadership development, leadership overall is falling short in business today. Even worse, enterprises are doing a poor job developing leadership talent and…
  • Wanted, Preferably Alive And Having Fun With Your Company Culture

    Kevin W. Grossman
    24 Oct 2014 | 9:43 am
    “The grim fightin’ hero’s troubles are always private – He wants to know where ‘I fit in’ in herd wars – Sometimes you see villains so ancient… …you gotta go a long way in the West to find a good man –” –William S. Burroughs, from “Old Western Movies” That’s when the tumbleweed rolls by, followed by a swirling dust devil. You look at the ragged brochure in your hand and think, This wasn’t what I thought it was going to be. You’re smack dab in the middle of Main Street, the baked earth of road ahead splits rows of empty storefronts and vacant wooden…
  • Why A Bit Of Boredom Might Help Your Career

    Marianne Stenger
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    “When you pay attention to boredom, it gets unbelievably interesting.” —John Kabat-Zinn Boredom is something most of us try to avoid at all costs, and thanks to today’s vibrant entertainment industry there is usually no shortage of activities to keep us occupied from the time we wake until the moment our head hits the pillow at night. Work, however, is one place where tedium is often difficult to avoid, but new research shows that this may not necessarily be a bad thing. Boredom allows creativity to flourish Recently, psychologists Dr. Sandi Mann and Rebekah Cadman from…
  • The Surprising Reality Of The Working Dads Movement

    Paul Keijzer
    23 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    We’ve all started hearing it — the term “working dad.” Some may be saying it with confidence, but others might be snickering away, thinking, “Great, here comes another phrase for people to go crazy over.” Reality is, it’s not a new concept. Working dads have existed since cavemen had babies. But as the workplace continues to grow beyond a 9-to-5 job and the corner office is no longer the most prized possession, we all need to sit up and take note of what real people, real dads, find value in. The Working Dad of Today So working dads are nothing new, but the role of today’s…
 
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    DirectEmployers Association

  • What Your D&I Policy is Missing: Employing People with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

    Nancy Holland
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:59 am
    The following guest post was authored by Eric Davis of i4cp. (View the original post published 10/15/14 on i4pc.com.) What if the chance to be considered for a job–any job–was completely out of the question? Regardless of education, experience, skill, talent, work ethic–you (or someone you care about) were relegated to dependency and perhaps poverty? Imagine being excluded from ever experiencing even a measure of the independence, sense of accomplishment, and camaraderie so many of us take for granted by virtue of simply being employed, and this was due solely to biases…
  • New Compliance Text Alert Program by DirectEmployers

    DirectEmployers
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to the OFCCP regulatory environment. Navigating the regulations and keeping track of updates can be tedious. We’ve created a compliance text alert program to keep you up-to-date and provide learning opportunities. CTAP is the official Compliance Text Alert Program for DirectEmployers Association. CTAP alerts compliance professionals of any pertinent information, announcements, and changes in OFCCP Regulations. It is available to both Members and non-members. With CTAP, you can: Read OFCCP Updates upon release Receive timely alerts of…
  • Confronting Ignorance and Arrogance About Diversity and Inclusion

    Nancy Holland
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    The following guest post was authored by Kevin Martin of i4cp. (View the original post published 10/1/14 on i4pc.com.) I recently read an article written by a self-proclaimed “national diversity expert” in which the author purposefully derides the role of chief diversity officer just to elicit an emotional response from readers, only to overshadow the author’s real position, which is made clear at the end of the article: “Limiting the practice of diversity to workforce representation issues diminishes the business value that can be garnered from diversity, marginalizes…
  • My.jobs Microsite Design Guidelines: Mockups

    Jim Brown
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    We occasionally get requests from Members or their representatives to implement a particular design for their microsite based on mockups they’ve developed. Because of the products we offer, in particular the Flexible Homepage Template and Static Pages, it has not been a problem matching the site to the supplied mockup. However, some site designs we’ve been asked to implement are more flexible and present information more clearly than others, so I thought it may be helpful to offer a few suggestions to consider before embarking on a website design. Some things to keep in mind when…
  • Understanding How the NLx Partnership Assists with OFCCP Compliance

    DirectEmployers
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:59 am
    “You do not have to be a techie to understand indexing, because all of that work is done by DirectEmployers.” - Lori Adams, Division Administrator for Iowa Workforce Development, Workforce Services Panelists discussing how state workforce agencies and employers can maximize their use of the National Labor Exchange (NLx). One of the truly unique aspects of DirectEmployers Association is how we help bridge the gap between OFCCP compliance and recruitment. This is accomplished through technology, services, partnerships and thought leadership, including education and outreach at…
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    UIAA ACC Blog

  • 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…
  • Entrepreneurial Panelist Highlight - Bela Gandhi

    13 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    Bela Gandhi '93 BALAS, '93 BUS (UI) Founder & President, Smart Dating Academy Bela Gandhi is a dating/relationship expert, founder of Smart Dating Academy and a weekly media correspondent. She is a regular on the Steve Harvey Show, and frequently appears on ABC, NBC, Fox, CNN, WGN, Essence, Glamour, JET, Redbook, Men's Health and more. Born in Waukegan and raised in Glenview, Gandhi graduated from Glenbrook South High School in 1989 and then headed off to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to double major in banking/investments and German. After she graduated in 1993, Gandhi…
  • Entrepreneurial Panelist Highlight - Bob Irvine

    10 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    Bob Irvine '89 ENG, MS '92 ENG (UI) Founder and Registered Patent Attorney, Invention Mine LLC Bob is the founder of a small but growing intellectual property law firm, Invention Mine LLC, based in Chicago. He specializes in working with companies that invent complex electrical engineering circuits, systems and methods. Bob works closely with many small startups, from pre-money stages through VC rounds, as well as with multinational corporations. Prior to founding Invention Mine, Bob led the patent prosecution team at InterDigital Communications - a world-class wireless telecom development…
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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 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…
  • Here’s to Getting Heard

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

  • 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, […]
  • An Open Career Letter to Gen Z From Gen Y

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

  • 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.
  • Avoid These Behaviors if You Are Smack Dab in the Midst of Job Search

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

  • 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…
  • How to Save Money – Everywhere

    Krantcents
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:04 am
    Saving money is my passion! I consider myself a value shopper although I do very little actual shopping. Do I do extreme couponing or camp out at sales? No, that would be a waste of time since I do very little shopping. My grade as a consumer is probably “F”. I am not a minimalist, but I try to maximize value from my purchases with very little work. Housing strategy Housing is generally your biggest expense! It represents the highest percentage of your income and it cannot go away. Sure, you could move in with Mom and Dad, but you should pay them rent. I live in one of the most expensive…
  • Sports Can Teach You Financial Skills

    Krantcents
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
    Playing sports teaches you much more than the game. Funny, how we tend to trivialize sports in school, but it is an important part of learning skills. When I played sports, I heard the phrase it was only a game. “Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games are created equal.” (George Will)  Games are a big part of our lives! We participate in them as children and the elite athletes participate on teams in college, the Olympics and some professionally. Some concepts just work better in sports. It is one of the…
  • Chess Is Life!

    Krantcents
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:16 am
    “Chess is life.”(Bobby Fischer) It is also a board game played by two people. Chess strategy consists of setting and achieving long term positioning advantages while tactics concentrate on immediate maneuvers during a game.  There is much more to playing chess such as the position of the pieces and values of each piece.  What can you learn from chess?  Could it help you in life? Chess like life has infinite possibilities.  There is no single way to win at chess or at life.  The objective of chess and life is winning.  Winning can have multiple meanings.  Winning at chess…
  • Impossible Is Just an Opinion!

    Krantcents
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
    “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” (Muhammad Ali)  Don’t tell me it is impossible, but find a way to succeed! Background When I was a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Consultant and entrepreneur, I often heard that statement. I remember bankers telling me it was impossible…
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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

  • 5 Practical Tips for Transitioning from Classroom to Career

    David Shindler
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:15 am
    After earning her degree, one of my daughters is facing that challenging post-college period when the summer partying is over, her friends are scattered up and down the country and the cold reality of ‘what’s next?’ takes center stage. Sound familiar? If the answer to that question is yes, what practical actions can you take? What mindset would serve you best as you begin the job search in earnest?   
  • The 5 Deadly Sins of the Social Age Job Search

    Lisa Rangel
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    Whether it has been 10 weeks or 10 months since you’ve looked for a new job or internship, you’re likely finding it to be a much different (and much harder experience) than you expected. You’ve adapted, adjusted and compromised. You’ve done everything in your power to learn about the Social Age job hunt. Still, you’re hearing crickets – and you are getting nervous. Maybe your job search isn’t quite as bad as it seems, however. Maybe you just need to tweak a few things to get it moving again. Perhaps you’re committing one of the six job search deadly…
  • Your LinkedIn Network Must Include These 4 Kinds of People

    Brazen Careerist
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:50 am
    Countless times, we’ve heard this well-worn axiom for career success: "It’s not what you know, but who you know." But have you ever given thought to who those “who” really are? While having successful and time-tested business pros to tap for advice is invaluable, it’s important to develop a deep and diverse network...   
  • 7 Things Employers Really Want to See on Your Resume

    Mark Babbitt
    23 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    Yet another resume submitted by another early careerist – and another rejection followed by another disappointment. And despite what you might think – that this was all cause because of typos or resume formatting issues, a lack of internships or a poor GPA – that rejection was caused by something far more important...   
  • 10 Preparation Tips to Help You Nail the Job Interview

    Hannah Morgan
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    I’ve worked with numerous job seekers who have made assumptions about the interview process – assumptions which ended up biting them in the (well, you know). These ten steps will ensure you’re prepared to ace your upcoming interview. After all, the more prepared you are, the more confident you’ll appear...   
 
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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 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.
  • 7 Mistakes That Will Kill Your Network

    Lucy Skipper
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    For all the effort we put into growing our networks, it’s surprising how easy it can be to lapse into network-killing behaviours once we have a decent database of contacts and some genuinely close connections within that contacts list. Here are some common mistakes that we all have to be wary of making if our networks are going to survive, let alone thrive.
  • 10 Ways Career Coaching Can Help You With a Career Change

    Lucy Skipper
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    You may be somebody who has concluded they’re in the wrong part of the employment market. Periodically there may be friends and family who conclude the same. Sometimes it’s really surprising because somebody can be taking the vocation route and be highly qualified only to then realize they aren’t doing what they want to do. Wherever you stand regarding this, here are some ways in which career coaching will help you.
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    Everyday Bright

  • 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…
  • Career Change and the Illusion of Safety

    Jennifer Gresham
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    “You decided to do what?!” he asked incredulously. I had just signed up for a “walking with wolves” experience. When my husband started quizzing me on the details (Are they in cages? Do you actually touch them?), I realized I didn’t know much more than the vague information on the hotel lobby flyer. Even the directions were hazy: Travel into the village. After passing a couple of houses take a left turn into a small lane marked by a no through road sign and a red post box. Look for a barn on the right hand side of the road next to a Cherry Tree set into a small grass island. Turn…
 
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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

  • 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…
  • This Staffing Firm Includes the LGBT Community with Tonie Snell

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:51 pm
    925 Hire, LLC, a company founded by Tonie Snell, is an all inclusive staffing firm to help job seekers from all walks of life. Although Tonie is part of the LGBT community. She desires to build a diversestaffing company accessible to anyone in all states. She also wants former incarcerated men and women to have access to gainful employment as everyone else does. I invite your feedback on this episode, and any episode: Voicemail: 708.365.9822 email: mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com Blog: TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/56 Tonie Snell, a recruiter for more than 15 years, started her company in 2010. As…
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    FlexJobs

  • Mom Returns to Work After 16 Years as Stay-at-Home Mom

    Kari Journigan
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:47 am
    Today's successful job seeker has an amazing headline and story: Mom Returns to Work After 16 Years as a Stay-at-Home Mom. Find out how she did it! The post Mom Returns to Work After 16 Years as Stay-at-Home Mom appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 13 Great Jobs for Retirement and Second Acts

    Adrianne Bibby
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:34 am
    If you're want or need to keep working as a retiree, consider these great jobs for retirement, from industries like sports, writing, science, and more. The post 13 Great Jobs for Retirement and Second Acts appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 4 Tips for People Interested in Freelance Writing

    Beth Braccio Hering
    24 Oct 2014 | 2:06 am
    If you're considering becoming a freelance writer, there are some things to keep in mind. Here are tips for people thinking of freelance writing. The post 4 Tips for People Interested in Freelance Writing appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • Webinar: Learn About Virtual Seasonal Customer Service Jobs with Amazon

    Brie Weiler Reynolds
    23 Oct 2014 | 9:25 am
    FlexJobs will host an exclusive webinar for job seekers to learn about virtual, seasonal customer service jobs with Amazon. RSVP now to save your space! The post Webinar: Learn About Virtual Seasonal Customer Service Jobs with Amazon appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • What Are the Best Jobs for Freelancers?

    Adrianne Bibby
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:22 am
    Considering a freelance career? It's important to figure out what's out there? Is there such a thing as the "best jobs for freelancers" and what are they? The post What Are the Best Jobs for Freelancers? appeared first on FlexJobs.
 
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    Come Recommended | RSS Feed

  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Increase Your LinkedIn Profile Views

    Olivia Adams
    23 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 CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Report — Which Job is Most Unique to Your State? CareerBuilder recently launched a map illustrating the most popular jobs for each region of the United States. Read more.  LinkedIn Now Tells You Which Actions Led to Higher Profile Views: Under the “Who’s…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Add Polls To Google+ Posts

    Olivia Adams
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Image Credit: Mobile Media Devices Every Thursday, the Come Recommended PR Blog ends the week with a wrap-up, bringing you the top news from the week about public relations and content marketing. These articles will highlight the latest trends in the industry to help you stay up-to-date on the PR world. CONTENT MARKETING Why Authorship Still Matters: Regardless of Google Authorship, building authority continues to be critical for garnering search engine results, improving the social reach of your content, and creating a good user experience for your readers. Read more.  How to Dominate…
  • How To Score A Touchdown In Your Next Job Interview

    Olivia Adams
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Overhead photo image from Bigstock. After several weeks of applying for jobs, you’ve finally secured a job interview. Now, it’s time to figure out how you’re going to impress the employer and score a job offer. The secret to landing any job is your preparation for the job interview. To guarantee a win during your interview, it’s crucial to make a game plan. This game plan will require you to research the employer, prepare questions for the interviewer, and gather materials for your portfolio. To help you score a touchdown in your next job interview,…
  • How To Create A Variety Of Content For Your Blog

    Olivia Adams
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Image Credit: Apple Macbook Air image from Bigstock. Content creation is more than publishing weekly posts for your startup’s blog. In fact, content creation requires brands to develop a variety of content that will build awareness and credibility for their business. Your content should educate, entertain, and persuade your audience. To accomplish this, you must capture your audience’s attention through different types of content. Not only should you publish engaging blog posts, but your brand should also create videos, infographics, and presentations that will take customer…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Positive Job Outlook For Class Of 2015

    Olivia Adams
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Mobile Media Devices Every Thursday, the Come Recommended blog ends the week with a wrap-up, bringing you the top news from the week for job seekers and employers. These articles highlight the latest trends in the industry. JOB & INTERNSHIP SEEKERS The Industries Hiring The Most College Grads In 2015: A new survey from Michigan State University has some great news for college students who will be graduating with bachelor’s degrees in 2015: hiring for new graduates is expected to jump by 16 percent next year. Read more.  Top Mistakes Recent Grads Make In The Job Search:…
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    Jobberman Insider

  • 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

  • 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…
  • Join the Conversation in Chicago and Minneapolis.

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

  • 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 […]
  • Workplace Solutions: How to Tell if You are a Bully Magnet

    Lynne Curry, Ph.d., SPHR
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The first time Wayne barked at Annette, she raised an eyebrow and asked, “Bad day? You’d prefer I come back later?” “Now’s as good a time as any,” he snarled. “You people push for this and push for that. You think you’re the only people who count. What’s this f—ing email you sent?” Annette got up […]
  • Top Trends Of Corporate Recruitment Process Outsourcing

    Aryan Singh
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Corporate recruitment process outsourcing is a tool to provide strategic advantage to the businesses. This market is witnessing incorporation of some new trends. Recruitment process outsourcing has become a prominent tool for the businesses around the world today. Every business owner recognizes hiring top-class talent as the need of the era. The necessity to survive […]
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    Interactive Resume Builder

  • When should you lying on Your Resume?

    admin
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:19 am
    Are you struggling to get your dream job? Not getting short listed for an interview with your current resume? Do you find your resume information is not helping you to get the job? In such a circumstances, most of the job seekers thinking to lie on their resume. However, many thought not to be lied and be honest, and yet to be employed. Your resume presents you to your potential employer. Hence, you want to paint the best picture of yourself, so that your resume impress the employer and enhance your chances to get shortlisted for the interview. In the endeavor of making resume impressive,…
  • How to fill the Gap in Your Resume?

    admin
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:17 am
    Professional resume writing is a tough task. Listing all the essential information such as your contact details, educational and work history, achievements and skills is not so easy. What makes your resume writing process more difficult is your employment gaps. If your resume will not answer why you are having employment gaps, then your potential employer may take it in a negative way and assume you didn’t work at all during the gap period. If you have any gap in your resume, you need to explain the gap in writing, so that your potential employer will not find any issue in your resume.
  • 4 easy step to create a powerful resume

    admin
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
    A resume is a crucial need for the job seekers. It’s a document that display’s the information about one’s knowledge, achievements and previous work experience. In order to make your resume powerful, it is very important to display the information in a proper format. Creating an impressive resume is an art. If you know proper information about how to write a professional resume, you can craft your resume in a proper way. If you don’t know the knowledge of crafting a professional resume, you will end with creating a generic resume that may not impress the viewer. Knowing crucial steps…
  • Top 5 Things to Not Put in a Resume

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:10 am
    If you are a job seeker, then you need to make an impressive resume that will create a positive impact on your potential employer and enhance your chances to get short listed for prospective interview. However, you need to know what you not to put in your resume in order to make it work for you. In the endeavor of creating a professional resume, many candidates fail to recognize the things that make their resume mediocre rather than admirable. They put some unwanted things in their resume and unknowingly demolish its grandeur. Below we listed top 5 things that you should not put your resume.
  • Need for proper Resume Guidelines for Internships to start up with an effective professional career

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:38 am
    A resume normally is the document that can present a person in front of the employer. It consists of almost all the details of the candidate’s academic, extra curriculum, contact and professional details on basis of which the employer can select the candidate. Resumes can be of various types, to be used in various places. It can be for work, for MBA admission, and for internship. The employer to whom the resume is going is a busy man, so he or she will continue with the reading and reviewing of the resume only if he or she finds the first few points impressive. Thus it is always needed to…
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    Executive Resume Services

  • 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,…
  • New Survey Shows Executives Need Social Media Skills

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    There are many CEOs who are not interested in social media because they are incredibly busy. Let’s face it though, we are all busy. However, BRANDfog’s 2014 survey on The Global, Social CEO indicates that C-level executives who ignore social media are losing the ability to influence brand reputation and company leadership. The global conversations are happening on social media, and not being part of the conversation means others are controlling the topics. How The Survey Was Conducted A diverse selection of companies, ranging from small startups to Fortune 1000 companies in…
  • 5 Reasons LinkedIn Is Important For Executives

    Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    If you are an executive, then you should be on LinkedIn. Don’t think of it as just another social media website because it is not. It is a networking site for business professionals, and simply having a presence can improve your visibility tremendously. Many executives are finding that out the easy way. Here are 5 solid reasons you should be on LinkedIn right now: Many professionals find their next job through contacts they meet on LinkedIn. The social network used to be considered the place to go when you wanted to find a job. Today, it’s much broader than that, but the…
 
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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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  • Cultivating your own Dream Team

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

    Rob
    20 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    Hi Natashia! What were you doing prior to coming to The Career Psychologist? I  worked in HR pretty much my entire career for a host of interesting businesses from Ministry of Sound to John Lewis. I recruited 100’s of talented people, designed many training courses, advised countless managers on HR practice but felt that something was missing.  I always admired entrepreneurs but was never brave enough to venture on my own. The classic ‘fear of the unknown’ led to 5 years of not making a decision… Why did you originally come to The Career Psychologist? I decided to see Rob for…
  • Microfestival for Career Change

    Rob
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:16 am
    I think this looks great – Escape to the Woods with my friends over at Escape the City. If you are looking to kickstart a career change…I would definitely think about going.      
  • The Hard Thing about Hard Choices

    Rob
    14 Jul 2014 | 2:24 am
    Every now and again I come across something that reinvigorates me and makes me determined to redouble what we’re trying to do at The Career Psychologist.  This video is one of those things. The thing about difficult career decisions is that they are a ‘hard choice’ in the sense that there is (probably) no right or wrong answer.  (Our process is designed to weed out the ‘wrong’ choice, but more often than not clients are left with choices that still feel difficult to make using reason alone). This, Ruth Chang argues, is what makes them so hard…and so…
  • What is Experiential Avoidance?

    Rob
    27 Jun 2014 | 1:11 pm
    This short video explains Experiential Avoidance, how it relates to career paralysis…and what we can do to counteract it.
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  • 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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  • 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…
  • 4 Secrets to Formatting Your Resume for a Long-Distance Job Hunt

    Daniel Sullivan
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    While most people cannot succeed in a job hunt that would require relocation, the good news is that executives have an edge: good executives are hard to come by. As a result, long distance recruiters may be willing to hear you out if you present yourself properly. Use the tips below to improve your long-distance resume.   Have a local address. Having a local address on your resume shows the recruiter your commitment to move. You can use a friend or family address as your temporary location. Another option to consider is using a PO Box located within the targeted location—but then use…
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  • 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 […]
  • A Perfect Answer to the Weakness Question

    Don Georgevich
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    Here’s a great way one of my customers answered the weakness question… He recently sent me his answer and I loved it… and wanted to share it with you. Here is what he said… “My greatest weakness is interviewing and talking about myself. However, when the company I used to work for closed, they offered […]
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    jobs, employment in USA - Careerjet

  • Senior Economist

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance - Portland, OR - The Senior Economist is responsible for leading the development, documentation, management and implementation of policies related to the modeling, forecasting and reporting of energy savings and cost effectiveness metrics. The Senior Economist will advance the science of emerging...
  • FULL-TIME Sr. Level Software Test Engineer

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    CHJ&Associates - San Francisco, CA - Our client is in need of an experienced, productive and enthusiastic Sr. Level Software Test Engineer. This position is based in South San Francisco. Key Responsibilities: Develop test plan and test cases for complex software system, including embedded instrument control software...
  • Independent Driver

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Anahola, HI - 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...
  • Physical Therapist - Physical Therapy

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Chenega Corporation - San Antonio, TX - We are hiring a Physical Therapist work at SAMMC, in San Antonio! The right candidate will need to design treatment plans to be implemented personally by the therapist or by civilian physical therapy assistants (PTAs) or military physical therapy technicians. Directly oversees th...
  • Independent Driver

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:56 am
    Santa Maria, CA - 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 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.
  • The 20-Point Job Search Game Plan

    Perry Newman
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Autumn is football season and as I listen to the TV analysts handicapping each game two words are ubiquitous in their conversation when they discuss what it takes for each of the two teams to win. These words are ‘Game Plan’. In football, more than in any other sport, regardless of the disparity of talent, [...] The post The 20-Point Job Search Game Plan appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • How to Improve Communication Skills at Work

    Margaret Buj
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Communication is without the doubt one of the most important business skills, no matter what industry you are in. As a Sr. Recruiter and Interview Coach, I have seen many candidates, often strong technically, fail interviews as their communication skills weren’t strong enough. Most of us process huge numbers of messages every day. However, effective [...] The post How to Improve Communication Skills at Work appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
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  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Instant Makeover: Look More Professional In Minutes

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Looking your best in job interviews is an essential part of showing potential employers that you’re professional and serious about the opportunity. The same goes for maintaining a level of professionalism and success in the workplace. And, doing so doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there are a number of things you can do right now to make your professional image look even more professional. Here are nine tips for an instant professional make-over. Embrace the power of a neck tie Gentlemen, if you’re heading to a job interview, don’t forget to throw on a nice tie. Wearing a tie…
  • Avoiding Hand Injuries at Work

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    We use our hands for so many tasks that we often take them for granted. Imagine how difficult it would be to brush your teeth, put on shoes, drive, work or do a million other things because of an injury or loss of a hand. Unfortunately, hand injuries occur in the workplace every 32 seconds according to Telecom Insurance Group. Every year 16 million people seek emergency care for hand injuries Most of these accidents are preventable, so it’s very important to know and understand prevention tips. Sources for Hand Injury Prevention WebMD offers valuable tips for preventing finger, hand, and…
  • Want a College Major That’ll Get You Hired?

    admin
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you answered yes, you may want to consider studying business, engineering, or nursing. According to a new report released by Express Employment Professionals, college graduates who have a business, engineering, accounting, or nursing degree will have a much easier time finding jobs than graduates in other professions. By the Numbers More than a quarter of the survey’s 115 respondents said business was the best major for finding employment, followed by engineering, accounting, nursing, computer, and information sciences. “Business is still a good bet for a college major, according to…
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    CareerFuel » Blog

  • 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…
  • Targeted Resumes: It’s All About the Accomplishments

    Nancy Anderson
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    By now, most job seekers know that every open position requires a specific, targeted resume. This type of resume shows the recruiter or hiring manager that you have taken the time to present to them a resume that speaks to their open position.  As nice as a targeted resume is, it can be difficult to get your head around.  Where do you start?  As a job search coach and resume writer, I suggest that you start with a template resume and then, using that as a guide, create targeted resumes for each position for which you apply.  Here are some tips and worksheets to get you started. Create a…
 
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    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.
  • How to Avoid Ageism in Hiring

    Matt Krumrie
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    How can you avoid ageism in your interviewing and hiring? Start by avoiding questions which convey the message that an over-55 applicant is “too old”. The post How to Avoid Ageism in Hiring appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • What to Do if You’re About to be Fired

    Nicole Cavazos
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    Getting the feeling that you're about to be fired? With a little planning, you can soften the financial and emotional blow that comes with losing your job. The post What to Do if You’re About to be Fired appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • 5 Mistakes to Avoid During the Hiring Process

    Matt Krumrie
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    The hiring process is fraught with challenges: Vetting the top candidates, finding the best match and hiring the right person for the position are among the many challenges HR, recruiters and small business owners all The post 5 Mistakes to Avoid During the Hiring Process appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • How to Find a Job in Another Country

    Nicole Cavazos
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    Fewer things are more exciting and scarier than finding your way in an entirely new country. But unless you plan to make a living with a guitar and glass jar, you need to do your homework before getting on that plane. Here are some things to help you prepare for your big adventure. The post How to Find a Job in Another Country appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
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    J Patrick + Associates Blog

  • 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…
  • 4 Secrets to Formatting Your Resume for a Long-Distance Job Hunt

    Daniel Sullivan
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    While most people cannot succeed in a job hunt that would require relocation, the good news is that executives have an edge: good executives are hard to come by. As a result, long distance recruiters may be willing to hear you out if you present yourself properly. Use the tips below to improve your long-distance resume.   Have a local address. Having a local address on your resume shows the recruiter your commitment to move. You can use a friend or family address as your temporary location. Another option to consider is using a PO Box located within the targeted location—but then use…
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    The Recruiters Lounge

  • 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 […]
  • Cool LinkedIn Recruiter Alumni Search Hack

    Jessica Merrell
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    Last year, LinkedIn updated their terms of service to allow for high school age students and younger professionals to create a LinkedIn account. In the US, you can create a LinkedIn account when you are 14 years of age. This change in terms of service makes LinkedIn more attractive for companies who are recruiting and […]
 
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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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    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

  • 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…
  • Top Conferences for .NET Developers in 2015

    Emily Schweiss
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    With the New Year just a couple of months away, do you know which .NET Conferences you’ll be attending in 2015? We’ve gathered info on the top 14 must-sees for 2015 which will offer you the opportunity to hone your craft while making great connections with influencers in the industry.  Insider tip: book your tickets early to take advantage of early bird pricing or group discounts! Must-See Conferences for .NET Developers CodeMash (@codemash) January 6 – 9, 2015 Sandusky, OH  CodeMash is a unique event offering tracks in a variety of platforms such as .NET, Java, Ruby, Python…
  • Recruiting Strategy: 3 Things You Must Do in Q4

    Jon Phillips
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    This is part two of our “Seasonal Hiring” blog series. Part one discusses the benefits of using a staffing company to help meet seasonal staffing needs. It’s no secret that recruiting should be a year-round effort. But carefully planning your recruiting and hiring efforts in Q4 can save you a tremendous amount time and money come January. The last quarter is likely the most complex of the year because of the holiday season; employers tend to receive fewer resumes and prefer to dedicate resources to departments that have an immediate impact on revenues. For employers, recruiting…
  • Using the “Myers-Briggs” Assessment to Understand your Co-Workers and Employees

    Claire Topalian
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Many different personalities show up at work every day. These distinctions between people and the way they work can present huge challenges if they go misunderstood. Using the Myers-Briggs assessment, you can reach a new level of understanding about your employees, the way they work and lead, as well as the way that your personality impacts your professional self. The Myers-Briggs test is a series of personality profiles based on the work of Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katharine Briggs, “who developed their theory of personality type using psychologist Carl Jung’s text…
 
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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

  • 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…
  • 3 Reasons to Create a Professional Portfolio

    Julia Weeks
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    In today’s job search, it can be tough to stand out amongst the plethora of job seekers applying to the same positions you are interviewing for.  One way to stand out from the crowd is by creating a professional portfolio. A professional portfolio is a binder or folder that holds any items of recognition, awards, proof of top-notch skills, etc.  There are several reasons why you should consider putting together a portfolio before you begin your job search.  1. Showcase your skills A professional portfolio can showcase your skills, backing up your resume and interviews.  By including…
  • The Portrait of the Modern Mobile Business Traveler

    Guest Post
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Business travelers have always had a lot on their minds, from managing their expense reports to stressing over flight delays. In today’s mobile age, the number of people travelling while working has grown significantly. While the infographic below shows some remarkable statistics about our modern day business traveler, what are some of the challenges that they face? How can they use their mobile technology to eliminate some common traveling tragedies? CONNECTIVITY COSTS Although it seems like wireless connections are almost everywhere in the US today, Europeans are spending billions on…
  • The Real Reasons Why You Didn’t Hear Back After an Interview

    Lauren Levine
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    We’ve all been there: you go in for an interview and feel confident, only to go weeks or months without hearing a word for the company. You’re mystified and truly have no idea why you heard nothing from the business. While it’s hurtful and can damage your confidence, understand that the reasons behind the disappearance probably have nothing at all to do with you. Some of the most common reasons why you didn’t hear back after a job interview include: The “open” position fell through and they’re dealing with the aftermath Sometimes a company has every intention of hiring for a…
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    The Prepary

  • 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…
  • What to do when you’re overqualified for a job, but want it anyway

    Jaime Petkanics
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    This Monday, I’m excited to answer a question from Elana about being overqualified for a job, and getting passed over for that reason. Here’s her question: Q: I’m often being told that I’m overqualified, and this is the reason why I don’t get invited to interviews. As a matter of fact, it may be, but if this could give me the possibility to get my foot in the door and land something in my dream company, I would definitely accept to start lower. How can I convey this in my application without sounding desperate? Before we dive into the answer, let’s pull…
 
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    J Patrick + Associates Blog

  • 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…
  • 4 Secrets to Formatting Your Resume for a Long-Distance Job Hunt

    Daniel Sullivan
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    While most people cannot succeed in a job hunt that would require relocation, the good news is that executives have an edge: good executives are hard to come by. As a result, long distance recruiters may be willing to hear you out if you present yourself properly. Use the tips below to improve your long-distance resume.   Have a local address. Having a local address on your resume shows the recruiter your commitment to move. You can use a friend or family address as your temporary location. Another option to consider is using a PO Box located within the targeted location—but then use…
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    HER AGENDA

  • 6 Ways To Achieve Financial Stability

    Kate Wilson
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    So you’ve officially embarked upon your postgraduate career – are you set to start saving? Okay, maybe stashing more cash isn’t the way you envisioned spending your paychecks. But if you want to set yourself up for financial stability, you’ll want to take note of these tips to keep your money worries away—for now, and for the future. 1. Fund Your Retirement Accounts At this point in your life, you have a couple of options to prepare for retirement: a 401(k) and an IRA. Basically, a 401(k) allows you to funnel a portion of your paycheck into a separate account. As of 2014,…
  • How Tech Skills Saved My Multi-Passionate Career

    Skillcrush
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    By Randle Browning When I watched marketing and business expert Marie Forleo’s video about multi-passionate careers, I breathed a big sigh of relief. Finally, someone who understood me. I’m one of those people with a lot of irons in the fire. I find myself wishing that I could divide my life into 4 recurring cycles, so that each year I spent 3 months writing, 3 months playing music, 3 months cooking professionally, and 3 months learning something completely new. I’m not ruling out the quarterly creative model, but for now I’m left pursuing ALL of my passions at once, AND trying to…
  • FOCUS100: A Tech Conference Where Women and People of Color Take Center Stage

    NESHA
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    At a recent tech conference the question was posed “Why do you stay even when it’s hard?” The speaker, Anil Dash and co-founder of ThinkUp and Activate responded, “I show up because it is hard.” Entrepreneurship is hard, working in the ever evolving constantly changing field of tech is hard, and it’s even harder when you feel alone or like you are the “only one” because you are a person of color or a woman. To help provide resources and a sense of community for those who need more of a voice in tech, Kathryn Finney started FOCUS100, the most diverse tech conference in the…
  • Put Your Best Face Forward: 6 Makeup Tips To Master A Professional Look

    Shanell Peterson
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    I am sure that we can all agree that when we think we look good, we feel confident. And, as we all know, confident women do great things. For me, the biggest confidence boost comes from a great face of makeup. I want to share a few tips and tricks for make up so next time you walk into a meeting or engage in a professional Skype call, you will feel like your most confident and capable self! 1. Keep it simple. A study done in 2011 showed that women who wore simpler makeup—as opposed to dramatic, glamorous makeup—were thought of as being more trustworthy, capable, and likable. With this in…
  • Meteorologist Rhonda Lee on Natural Hair and TV Comebacks

    Bauce Mag
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    written by Sabby Smith Meteorologist Rhonda A. Lee knows a thing or two about what it means to appreciate and defend natural beauty – both on and off the television screen. In this month’s Bauce feature, we were given the utmost pleasure to hear more from the woman who demonstrates courage, strength and offers caliber to the African-American natural hair and ethnic movement. Since she was a little kid, Lee always wanted to do the weather. After high school, she attended Kansas State University where she studied Journalism as an alternative because the institution did not have a weather…
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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 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…
  • How to achieve the highest rank on Linkedin

    Hiten Kamari Popat
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    If you didn’t already know, Linkedin attempts to measure the strength of your profile. However, what it doesn’t do is tell you how to climb the rankings! If you’re wondering where you can see this indication, simply follow these instructions: Once you are logged in, click onto the profile tab (at the top of the screen) and you will be able to see the profile strength indicator located on the right, in between your profile and the scroll bar. There are four levels to achieve: I will be taking through the fundamental steps to not only achieve the ‘All Star’ rank but to assure you’re…
  • Mastering The Art of Personal Branding Online

    Hiten Kamari Popat
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    Last week we had a brief insight into understanding the power of personal branding Today we will be looking into how we can make an impact online. “We cannot change who we are but we can change what people see.” Now ask yourself, what do you want people to see? And then take into consideration where they can see it. Google being the primary search engine for users worldwide. Step 1) Google yourself. Step 2) Take note on each of the websites which appear (is the information about you, or someone else with the same name?) See which websites come up at the top end of the search…
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  • 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 […] The post Protect Your Birthday to Protect Your Identity by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • 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 […] The post Secret Way to Boost Your Job Search Value: Brag About Your Employers by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • 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 […] The post How to Have a Successful Job Search Today by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • 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 […] The post Involuntary Change Can Be GREAT! by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • Join a Job Club for a Shorter Job Search

    Susan P. Joyce
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:44 pm
    A job search is a very tough process, especially now. Don’t job hunt alone! Search with a friend, friends, and/or family members, or, better, find a local job club to join. As the old saying goes, there is strength in numbers. That motto applies to job search as well as many other human endeavors. Proving […] The post Join a Job Club for a Shorter Job Search by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
 
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  • 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 […]
  • Asking for a Raise is A Good Thing – Here’s How to Do It Well

    briana
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    In the working world, it’s relatively common knowledge that to get a raise, you need to ask for a raise. But Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently received criticism for telling a group of women in technology that they shouldn’t ask for raises. Nadella was a guest speaker at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in […]
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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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  • 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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  • What Does A Counseling Psychologist Do?

    admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    Counseling psychologists are health service workers who are concerned with helping individuals across the lifespan deal with the various stresses and difficulties that they encounter in their lives. They strive to address the emotional, interpersonal and social challenges that people [...]
  • How Much Does A Credit Analyst Make?

    admin
    24 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    People who are applying for credit or loans can be sure that their application and documents go through the very sharp eye of the credit analyst. They are the financial analysts who are responsible for reviewing the loan applications and [...]
  • Math Teacher

    Chelsea Lawler
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    Do you enjoy crunching the numbers? Do you like to create mathematical equations? Do you enjoy geometry, calculus, or trigonometry? Do you enjoy teaching others? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to explore a [...]
  • Cinematographer

    Chelsea Lawler
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:40 am
    Do enjoy watching television and films? Have you wondered to yourself, “How do they do that?” Do you wonder how framing, lighting, and color set the tone for a film or television series? Do you have an interest in being [...]
  • ESL Teacher

    Chelsea Lawler
    24 Oct 2014 | 8:39 am
    English as a Second Language teachers, or ESL teachers, are absolutely vital in helping non-native, English speaking, individuals learn how to write, read, and speak the English language. If you are fluent in one or many foreign languages and have [...]
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  • How Free Education Tools Can Propel Your Career

    Jonathan Miller
    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

  • 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…
  • I Love My Career Case Study- Vivian Ly: “I got 3 job offers!”

    Anna Runyan
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Welcome to the first edition of the “I Love My Career” series which aims to celebrate women (and my clients) who are stepping up and making HUGE leaps in their careers. I love sharing the real and raw truth on what it takes to achieve career success. One of the reasons I love my job is I get to work with ambitious women and let me tell you, Vivian is one of them. This girl was so determined to find a career she loved. I was not surprised when she emailed me to tell me that she got THREE job offers and needed help deciding between them!  This girl is going places and I…
 
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    Goodwill Industries International, Inc. » Career and Financial Advice

  • How Free Education Tools Can Propel Your Career

    Jonathan Miller
    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

  • 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.
  • Jobs for Business Majors: Number of Openings by State [Interactive Map]

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you're considering earning a degree in business, it makes perfect sense to want to learn about your career options after graduation. Use this handy, interactive map to familiarize yourself with the opportunities available near you and start mapping out your future!
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    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.
  • STEM Careers and the Push to Get Girls in the Game

    Jeannine
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    Growing up we were told that girls like the colour pink, they like to play with dolls and wear dresses with sequins and hats that flop. Boys like blue and red and they play with cars and action figures and they, most of all, are terribly good at video games. And we weren’t told this once or […]The post STEM Careers and the Push to Get Girls in the Game appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Infographic | What Users Think About JobisJob

    Jeannine
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:16 am
    Recently we held a poll on Survey Monkey to see how we’re doing. We asked users a few questions about our services, information and details provided in the job offer. We also wanted to know if the information in the job descriptions was enough to prepare for an interview and how many applicants were hired […]The post Infographic | What Users Think About JobisJob 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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  • 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 [...]
  • Job Interview Mistakes That Could Really Hurt Your Chances – Part 3

    Brian Clapp
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:09 pm
    We interviewed a handful of hiring managers for entertainment jobs and asked, “what are some of your biggest pet peeves in the interview process?” amazingly the answers were almost all the same. We decided to create a 5-part series highlighting the errors that really frustrate hiring managers.Here are part 1 and part 2 if you missed them! WIE job [...]
  • Finding a Career in the Fastest Growing Segment of the Radio Industry

    Brian Clapp
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:02 pm
    The radio industry has come under great scrutiny lately.  Is it a dying medium, akin to newspapers? Are radio advertisers still investing in the business? Will online and personal entertainment systems signal the end of broadcast radio as we know it? Amongst all of this panic, recent research puts the radio broadcast industry at $17 [...]
 
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    Dialysis Technician Central

  • 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…
  • All About Renal Failure – Dialysis Technician Central

    Stephanie
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:24 pm
    All About Renal FailureYou have probably heard of filters before. Whether you’re referring to internet filters, air filters for your home and cars, or filters for your favorite photos, they all have a common purpose: they let in something wanted and keep out whatever is unwanted. Our bodies also have filters, specifically our kidneys.Our kidneys are the organs responsible for cleansing our blood by filtering out the waste found in our bloodstream. Kidneys also help with the production of red blood cells and they help regulate blood pressure. When the kidneys cannot filter out waste in our…
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    Bank Exams Today

  • Syllogisms - 7 Rules and you will Never go Wrong

    25 Oct 2014 | 4:07 am
    Syllogisms is one of the easiest of the reasoning chapters. There are some hard and fast rules of syllogisms, which are a little typical and specific; nevertheless, pretty easy to learn and remember. We’ll be doing revision worthy quick study on syllogisms today, starting with the rules. Rules of Syllogisms: 1. I hope all of you prefer to solve syllogs with the help of venn diagrams! 2. Direct relations which are given in the question, will always hold true. Thus if in the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Daily Vocab Dose - Character D

    25 Oct 2014 | 1:41 am
    Daily vocabulary dose for today :-1. Debacle – collapse/fiasco/sudden defeat     ex.: Congress MPs found it hard to face public after their recent election debacle. 2. Demote – assign to a lower position/reduce in rank                      antonym = promote     ex.: You will get demoted if you do not keep up your job performance. 3. Deject – depress/ demoralize... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • IBPS PO III - 343 Unfilled Vacancies in Bank of India

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:46 pm
    As per an RTI reply, 30% of the all vacancies in Bank of India are unfilled. It raises a big question on working of IBPS. Why IBPS fixed 10% Reserve List. This may impact the recruitment process of IBPS PO IV. Here is RTI reply of Bank of IndiaUnfilled vacanciesSC - 63ST - 31OBC - 83GEN - 165Total 343 Now it is unclear that what IBPS will do with remaining unfilled vacancies. Total unfilled vacancies are about 17% of the total vacancies while there is reserve list of 10%. IBPS will have to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SBI Associate PO Exam Dates Out

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:22 pm
    SBI is sending email to all the applicants who have applied for the post of Probationary Officers in SBI Associate banks. Exam venues are not mentioned in the emails. Check your mail for exam date You can download call letters 27 October onwards from www.sbi.co.in I have started Descriptive paper series here Soon I will share detailed study guide for SBI Associate PO. In case of any trouble, comment below. Link to download Admit card is live now Download Admit Card here [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SBI PO Interview - Questions asked on 21 October

    24 Oct 2014 | 11:04 pm
    One of my reader shared his interview experience with me along with various questions asked in his SBI PO interview on 21st October. Here is list of questions asked :-  1 How the bonus shares are issuedNew shares issued to existing shareholder in the ratio of their shareholding 2 What is govt's current policy for oil pricing, What are the changes in petrol and diesel prices. Prices are deregulated now. Fuel prices are now aligned with international oil prices. This has helped... [[ 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

  • 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…
  • 11 Simple LinkedIn Profile Tips That Make You Shine: LinkedIn Help for the Busy Professional

    ddefazio
    2 May 2014 | 8:39 pm
    These top LinkedIn profile tips will help you become one of the best LinkedIn profiles that recruiters and employers seek. After completing your resume but BEFORE you distribute it, you need to optimize your LinkedIn profile. The timing here is crucial because 95% of employers and virtually every recruiter will look you up on LinkedIn before calling you. So your great LinkedIn profile needs to be in sync with your brand messaging on your resume. Let’s take a look at these top LinkedIn profile tips and get you the LinkedIn help you need to stand out. LinkedIn Profile Tip 1: Before You Start…
 
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    Career Addict

  • 7 Things That Businessmen Need to Have

    25 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    You might easily guess what modern businessmen have in their portfolio: a smartphone, tablet, laptop, charger, e-book - these (and other things)...
  • The Top 10 Employers in Australia

    25 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Australia is consistently recognized for being among the best countries in the world for quality of life. In fact, the ranked Australia second only to...
  • 6 Things to Keep in Mind When Choosing Who to Follow

    25 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Who you follow on Twitter is just as important as how many people you’re following. Anyone can build up a network of spammers and people who never...
  • How to Cope with Anxiety about Leaving Your Job

    25 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Leaving your job can cause anxiety because there is uncertainty about unforeseen challenges and whether or not you made the right decision to leave...
  • How to Become a Vendor in the US

    25 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Vendors are retail entrepreneurs who sell goods and services to individuals or organizations. While some vendors are based in specific business premises...
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  • 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…
  • How Not to Manage Your Frustration (Or, How I Screwed Up)

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

    admin
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
    As a stated in my last article, attitude, for the most part, is a decision. And if you want to change the outcomes in your life, change the way people treat you and elevate your life to a higher level, you must first change your attitude. And like all change, it’s hard. Changing how you think and what you think about usually requires a lot of conscious effort on your part. Transforming your mind so that you can possess a winning attitude requires exposing your mind to new or different things or experiences. Those new experiences or things could be self-improvement books, motivational…
 
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    Wolfgang Career Counseling & Resume Writing » Blog

  • 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…
  • The Definition of Career Success

    Amy Wolfgang
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
    How do you define career success? Here are many of the definitions my career coaching staff and I regularly encounter: What a feeling Example: I am successful in my career if I feel happy to do that work a majority of the time. Show me the money Example: I am successful in my career if I earn over $75,000 per year or I am successful in my career if I am financially stable enough to retire at age 50. Up, up and away Example: I am successful in my career if I am getting a significant promotion every 3 years. It’s my life Example, I am successful in my career if I have the flexibility I…
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    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.
  • Stop Sitting…Call a Walking Meeting Instead

    Michelle Agner
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Statistically, you sit more than you sleep. As corporate director & author Nilofer Merchant explains in her TED Talk Got A Meeting? Take a Walk, we average 9.3 hours of sitting per day, which exceeds the 7.7 hours we sleep. She says it’s killing us, stating that “sitting has become the smoking of this generation.” And she proposes… The post Stop Sitting…Call a Walking Meeting Instead appeared first on Careertopia.
  • How to Negotiate a Higher Salary [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Michelle Agner
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Are you good at negotiating salary? Me neither. So I found this infographic from the folks at Grad School Hub pretty helpful. Especially the “Plan Your Approach” and “Showcase Your Work” sections. Enjoy! The post How to Negotiate a Higher Salary [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Careertopia.
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    The Vesume Group » Our Blog

  • 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

  • Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Recruitment 2014

    Eswararao Mettu
    25 Oct 2014 | 2:31 am
    Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Recruitment 2014-cbi.nic.inCentral Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has issued latest notification on its official website www.cbi.nic.in to recruits of various posts. All eligible candidates are apply before 31st Dec 2014. Further details of CBI eligibility criteria of educational qualifications, pay scale, how to apply etc given below.Read more »
  • Central Employment Exchange Recruitment 2014

    Eswararao Mettu
    25 Oct 2014 | 1:55 am
    Central Employment Exchange Recruitment 2014-www.davp.nic.inCentral Employment Exchange invited applications from Indian Nationals for the following posts by various employers indicated in the advertisement. Eligible candidates are apply through prescribed application format sent by post/ speed post before 29th Oct 2014. More details of Central Employment Exchange notification 2014 given below.Read more »
  • Karnataka Bank Officer Recruitment 2014 Apply Online

    Eswararao Mettu
    24 Oct 2014 | 3:38 am
    Karnataka Bank Officer Recruitment 2014 Apply Online Officers Scale-I PostsKarnataka Bank Limited has recently issued official employment notification to the filling of Officers (Scale-I) Cadre posts in all its branches across India. Eligible aspirants are submit online application on or before 07th November 2014 at http://www.karnatakabank.com/. Further complete details of selection method, age relaxations, pay scale etc given below.Read more »
  • Bank Note Press Recruitment 2014

    Eswararao Mettu
    23 Oct 2014 | 10:21 pm
    Bank Note Press Recruitment 2014 Jr. Technicians Vacancies ApplyBank Note Press has published official notification 2014 for filling of Executive Officers posts in various trades like Electrical/ Mechanical/ Printing/ Computer or IT Engineering etc. Eligible and Interested applicants are apply through prescribed proforma before 2nd December 2014. For more details regarding to qualifications, age limit, pay scale etc given below.Read more »
  • DRDO CEPTAM-07 Recruitment 2014 Online Apply Technician Posts (Last Date Extended)

    Eswararao Mettu
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    DRDO CEPTAM-07 Recruitment 2014 Online Apply Technician PostsDRDO has open latest recruitment drive for 899 Technician category posts. Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) will be conducting Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM-07) Entry test to the recruits of 899 Senior Technical Assistant, Technician 'A' & Admin & Allied Centre Cadre vacancies. every govt job hunters are required to register online before 17th Oct 2014 and payment of fee through online or offline. more details regarding to DRDO CEPTAM-07 advt.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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  • 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…
  • 8 Awesome Free Apps For Working Women

    Tech Owl
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    According to a recent survey, the smartphone users check their mobile phones every 6.5 minutes, which is about 150 times throughout the day. One of the best things about having a smartphone is that a variety of apps are available to us. There is no end to what imaginative people will do with the technology of apps. Today I have come up with some awesome, free apps suitable and helpful for the working woman. Here are the 8 awesome free apps for working women: 1. Nike Training Club If you can’t make it down to one of Nike’s regular Run or training clubs, this nifty app is best for you.
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    Tourism Exposed

  • 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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  • 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!
  • The good enough secret to success

    Curt
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    Is your vision for what you want to create in your world being repressed by the inner tyranny of perfection? Does the need to “get it right” drag down your efforts to reach your goals? If the answer to that is yes, this video is for you. In it, I take a look at the good enough secret to success (while taking another step in my path of perfect imperfection). As Brene Brown said in her book, The Gifts of Imperfection, “Perfectionism hampers success. In fact, it’s often the path to depression, anxiety, addiction, and life-paralysis.” I’m committed to moving towards my…
 
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  • 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.
  • What The Experts Are Saying About The iPhone 6

    Dan
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:27 am
    Critics and consumers alike watched with anticipation as Tim Cook announced the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Did the products live up to the expectations? We look at what the experts are saying. The post What The Experts Are Saying About The iPhone 6 appeared first on Number Direct.
  • The Mobile Network That’s Making You Pay For Good Customer Service

    Dan
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    A decent level of customer service should be part and parcel of a company. But one mobile network in the UK is shaking this system up in a controversial way. The post The Mobile Network That’s Making You Pay For Good Customer Service appeared first on Number Direct.
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  • 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…
  • TravelCLICK – Director, Partner Relations – New York, NY

    David Marini
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    TravelCLICK is now hiring for a Director, Partner Relations for Strategic Product Leadership Roles. They are a Growing New York Based eCommerce Company! In this role, you will work closely with external partners to design programs, establish appropriate financial terms, and communicate and market partner programs to TravelClick’s 100+ sales organization and 5,000+ reservation customer portfolio. This will include understanding the greatest market opportunities, developing value propositions, and engaging potential partners in the travel space. You will gain exposure to multiple business…
  • Optimizely – Solutions Partner Manager – New York, NY

    David Marini
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    Optimizely in New York is seeking a Solutions Partner Manager. Become an expert on the Optimizely platform, optimization best practices, and complementary marketing technologies. This individual will be responsible for cultivating relationships with digital agencies and growing sales from a portfolio of partners. Solutions Partner Managers’ educate partners on the benefits of Optimizely and starting an optimization practice. This position will report to the Head of Partnerships. Optimizely was founded by two former Google product managers, Dan Siroker and Pete Koomen and is the #1…
  • Handy.com Needs Developers to Clean Your House

    David Marini
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    It should be of great interest to know about Handy.com, especially if you’re looking to find a media job. Handy has hit over $1 million in bookings per week. Take a look at the list of available positions on their site. They want Android, iOS, Front End and Ruby on Rails developers. This is a growing global company, currently in 25 cities here in the U.S. They are a mobile cleaning and home repair booking service, and it is taking off. Umang Dua, the chief operating officer says “we’ve gone from about $3 million in run rate to $52 million in run rate,.. over 200,000 applications to the…
  • Sr. New Product Manager – Simulmedia – Manhattan, NY

    David Marini
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    Simulmedia is seeking a Sr. New Product Manager in Manhattan. Simulmedia is the leader in helping advertisers and agencies take a digital approach to reach their finely targeted audiences on linear TV at national scale. The Simulmedia Audience Network reaches 110 million households across the US through partnerships with over 75 national cable networks and the top multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs). Based on a proprietary analysis of second-by-second activity for over 50M people, Simulmedia determines the best options to extend the reach of campaigns to specific target…
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    The Pyramid Grid

  • 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…
  • What Business Can You Do While at Home?

    Author
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    As a mother, you would want to be looking out for the entire family, especially the kids. Fortunately, working from home is no longer just a concept, but a full-fledged opportunity to work and take care of the family at the same time. An effective work-at-home business, however, should not get in the way of things. Some of the best ideas include: Blogging   Blogging doesn’t require a full 8-hour schedule, giving you more flexibility where time is concerned. You can choose when to write and where. Done right, you can make money out of it and get to do what you really enjoy. Of course,…
  • What Do Established Entrepreneurs Believe to Be the Most Important Leadership Qualities

    Author
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    Anyone can be a manager, but not everyone can be a leader. What’s the difference? Well, being a manager means you were appointed by the higher management, which could be because you inherited the job or you are one of the owners. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you possess the skills and traits that make a good leader. This is because a leader displays remarkable, enviable and respectable qualities that everyone wants to emulate. But what exactly are the most important attributes that a manager must have to be considered a great leader? The ability to empathize,…
 
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  • 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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  • 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…
  • 3 Steps To Move Ahead In Your Career

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    In order to move ahead in your career, you have to generate a lot of energy. Sometimes you can get stagnant and out of practice at making things happen. Here is a simple five-minute/three-step way to get back on track: 1. Review Your Goals Review your entertainment career goals to make sure they are clear and up-to-date. Maybe you thought you wanted to be a talent agent, but after six months on the desk of an agency power player, you changed your mind. What’s your goal now? 2. Describe Your Career Goals Create a really solid two to three sentence description of who you are and…
  • 4 Benefits Of A Mock Interview

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Mock interviews provide candidates with an opportunity to test out their interview skills with someone who isn’t evaluating them for an actual job. A mock interview may be offered through career services for students or recent alumni, by a career coach or through a local workforce services office for candidates in the process of transitioning to a new opportunity. Here are some of the benefits of a mock interview: 1. They help you reduce stress and anxiety about interviewing. If you’re not sure how to answer typical interview questions, mock interviews provide a great…
  • 7 Secrets To Mindful Career Ownership

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    I recently wrote a post over on LinkedIn about the power of Mindful Career Ownership. It’s the idea that, as a business-of-one who is fully responsible for my career success, I must create a business plan to hold myself accountable that will also guide me to achieve what I want. In my experience, a lot of people out there today are on career autopilot – and it’s costing them a happy professional life. For example, take this quick quiz to see if you are guilty of not being mindful enough in your career: You find yourself pondering your bad luck and how it has held you back from reaching…
  • How Long Does it Take to Find a Job? (Infographic)

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
      Job seekers are asking how long does it take to find a new job? The answer to that questions is that it depends on a lot of different factors. Professional job seekers without a question would like to know the avenge time it takes to secure a full-time position and resolve any uncertainty about their future career prospect. The first thing to know is that it is possible to find employment in a matter of days, like a colleague of mine.  He got recruited via Facebook and offered a position two days after he was interviewed and 4 days after the employer first reached out to him.
 
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  • Large Russian bank, OpenBank, turns to big data analysis to provide real-time financial insights

    24 Oct 2014 | 4:01 pm
    The next BriefingsDirect deep-dive big data benefits case study interview explores how Moscow-based OpenBank, one of the largest private financial services groups in Russia, has built out a business intelligence (BI) capability for wholly new business activity monitoring (BAM) benefits.The use of HP Vertica as a big data core to the BAM infrastructure provides OpenBank improved nationwide analytics and a competitive advantage through better decision-making based on commonly acce Read More..
  • Free Wi-Fi Everywhere, the Predictions and the Reality

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:11 am
    I was a young college kid, barely settled into the new millennium when I first heard of a city’s plan to make free Wi-Fi available for all, for free, forever. I lived in Asheville, NC, a small but progressive town filled with denizens for whom endless internet access would be a dream come true. Now, nearly a decade later, the promise has not become a reality in Asheville. Nor has it in larger cities like Chicago. And in spite of the government’s (rumored) consideration of infrastruc Read More..
  • A practical guide to rapid IT Service Management as a foundation for overall business agility

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    The next BriefingsDirect thought leadership panel discussion centers on how rapidly advancing IT service management (ITSM) capabilities form a bedrock business necessity, not just an IT imperative.Businesses of all stripes rate the need to move faster as a top priority, and many times, that translates into the need for better and faster IT projects. But traditional IT processes and disjointed project management don't easily afford rapid, agile, and adaptive IT innovation.The go Read More..
  • iPads in the Classroom

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    When properly implemented, iPad can serve as a tool that is able to revolutionize education. The truth is that iPad could be helpful not only in the hands of a student, but also tutor's hands. Let us discuss how not to get confused and use the tablet in the learning process as efficiently as possible. Collecting the applications is the first temptation for the teachers. Therefore, stop! It is not necessary to scour the Internet or AppStore searching for applications, which Read More..
  • Is Non Responsive Website Design Stifling Your Business Growth?

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:18 am
    In an era where mobility has become the norm, businesses cannot survive without a responsive website design. Now what is a responsive website? It is a website that is designed to provide users an optimal viewing experience and easy navigation across all types of mobile devices such as a tablet, palmtop, Smart phone, iPad etc.See, how professional web designers can help get Responsive Website Design.The use of mobile devices has exponentially increased and the impact can be gauged by the Read More..
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  • Jobsdhamaka Tips For Take Ownership Of Personal Career

    jobsdhamaka.com
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:28 am
    If you have tired or sick of depeding on others for career growth, then it will be better for your future. No matter why you want to be independant, you hate your job, poor salary or bad boss, you can take ownership of your career. It’s great but, where you start ? Here are a […]
  • Jobsdhamaka Tips to Get Recruiter’s Attention On Social Profile

    jobsdhamaka.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Find a job can be difficult task, if you are just depend on posting resume on online job portals or apply through them. But if you are working with a reputed recruitment agency, then they can offer you lucrative opportunities and help you grab the job quickly. The reality is that several jobs never posted […]
  • Jobsdhamaka Tips For Being Entrepreneurial at WorkPlace

    jobsdhamaka.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:25 am
    When it comes to thinking about our common life and entrepreneurial skill, then they are much more differ. A common man who always busy in their work and communities, probably think about a new idea or taking a risk. But in the business, scientific research or market, often people considered on new ideas. An entrepreneurial […]
  • Jobsdhamaka Help to Standing Out in Job Search- Register For Free

    jobsdhamaka.com
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:45 pm
    We often hear from hiring managers and recruiters about stand out from the crowd. They advice that candidates should tailor their CV/resume and cover letters to express the employer requirements and what you offer for them. Certainly, this is easier said but difficult to do. In the procedure of trying to highlight, skills, and job […]
  • Jobsdhamaka Tips to Find a New Career Opportunity

    jobsdhamaka.com
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:27 am
    Are you stuck in the wrong career path? Follow these tips to find a new opportunity: Highlight your targeted task that you want to do, there are so various types of jobs available to choose from and you can consider one of them that meet to your needs and interests. If you’re considering on options […]
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  • 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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  • 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…
  • Unrealistic Job Descriptions are Killing Me – How Many Of The Skills Do I Really Need?

    Lisa Cummings
    22 Sep 2014 | 4:48 pm
    This Episode’s Question I’m in the petroleum industry. I have a two part question. One is – how would you go about finding six figure job openings?  And then from there, how would you approach a very cookie cutter job description? They seem so rigid – as if no one would fit the qualities, skills, and experiences they’re asking for in that description.   What You’ll Learn – How job descriptions get written behind the scenes – Where to find six figure job openings – Whether you should take all of the requirements seriously…
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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

  • Infographic: 12 Outstanding traits of a great boss

    Upasna Kakroo
    24 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Time and again, we’ve talked about soft-skills and the fact that while the industry experience and knowledge are a given for most management positions, it is often the emotional skills that make a difference between a bad boss and a great leader. Earlier, we shared the 7 reasons why you are not a top manager. We also shared the personality traits of those that we consider bad bosses- or propagators of ‘toxic leadership‘. However, with the weekend approaching today we are sharing the 12 outstanding traits of a great boss! Hopefully, many of us will aspire to be such a great…
  • 10 things your resume can do without

    Susanne Kirchner
    24 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Before we welcome a well-deserved weekend break, we have something very special for you … to write a good resume is no easy task. If you are a loyal reader of our Experteer magazine (what we hope) then you know that we always try to give you valuable resume advice from headhunters and hiring managers alike. Whether it is on applying in Germany or how to write a cover letter, we are trying our best to help you find your dream career. During our research we have also encountered some very amusing posts. Today, we compiled the 10 funniest resume entries for you, they come directly…
  • How to have effective conference calls!

    Neha Kirpal
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Tips on how to have effective conference calls A teleconference is a telephone meeting among two or more participants involving technology more sophisticated than a simple two-way phone connection. Conference calls became a “thing” after the recession hit, as an effort by companies to cut costs. By reducing the number of in-person meetings, teleconferences became a popular alternative means of communication. Over time, as the world has increasingly become a global village, and employees in a single company are geographically dispersed across locations, conference calls have become more…
  • Management Skills 203: Reigniting the creativity spark in management jobs

    Ashwati Michael
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Reigniting the creativity spark in management jobs is not an esoteric or academic topic. Think of a scenario where instead of doing your usual job to the best of your ability you are asked to test the way things are done, innovate on new ideas or new method of doing processes, challenging the status-quo as it is at present. Does this seem like an ideal scenario to you – of working at a challenging but interesting job that makes you feel as an creatively and professionally fulfilled. These days the byword on every organization’s lips is Innovation. For Innovation, the critical component…
  • How to know if you are the right culture fit at work- meet your careerdate!

    Upasna Kakroo
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Post a recent HR seminar in Germany, a few excited HR bloggers shared their insights and someone Tweeted the new HR mantra. It said, “Wir müssen Charaktere rekrutieren, nicht Lebensläufe”. Loosely translated it meant, we must recruit for ‘characteristics/ culture-fits’ and not resumes. The immediate question that sparked up my imagination was- how? Today, I spoke with Christoph Skrobol, founder and CEO of a unique new recruitment service- Careerdate that takes the plunge to take the formal out of recruitment and potentially answer my question. From any job…
 
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    Career Square

  • 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…
  • Where employers should look for interns

    Charlotte O'Neill
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Employers can benefit greatly from hosting internships and work experience schemes that they offer. Whether you are looking for an entry-level intern or someone with prior experience in your field of work, you can find willing and interested individuals in an array of places. With the beauty of the online platform, it opens up so many opportunities for you to advertise an internship or job. With websites dedicated to displaying job and internships, the amount of coverage that you’ll gain is almost immeasurable. The only issue that may come up from signing up to several job-posting websites…
  • How to get noticed around the office

    Charlotte O'Neill
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    When you finally receive the offer of an internship it is important to get noticed around the office and be remembered when you leave – this can enable future employability as well as practice great networking, here are some tips to stand out in the crowd and be one of the best interns. Be creative Get creative with the work that they assign you, so that could be from ideas, marketing or even thinking outside the box when completing the assignments. If you go with a risky or ‘out there’ move once in your internship they will remember it, but make sure it is worth the risk. If you…
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    Talent Tribune

  • 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…
  • Friday Roundup

    Abby Perkins
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    The Friday Roundup is a quick overview of HR articles we saw, read, and loved around the Web this week. Per usual, it’s been a busy week at the Talent Tribune HQ. The weather is finally starting to cool off in our home state of North Carolina. We’ve been doing lots of research, writing lots of content, and drinking lots of coffee. We’re also working with a design company to give the Talent Tribune blog a new look – stay tuned! And, perhaps most importantly, it’s Harry Potter Week on ABC Family. Below are our favorite reads from around the Web this week. 1.
  • Yes, You Should Ask for a Raise – Here’s How

    Abby Perkins
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Last week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella came under fire for telling a group of women in technology that they shouldn’t ask for raises. Speaking at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing on Thursday, Nadella told the audience, “It’s not really about asking for a raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will give you the right raise.” Speaking of women’s “innate superpowers,” Nadelle argued that not asking for a raise is “good karma.” “It will come back,” he insisted. Nadella, who later apologized and clarified his…
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    Career Strategy

  • 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…
  • Follow the road to work out your Career Vision

    ucareerstrategy
    5 Oct 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Can’t work out your Career Vision? Follow the road and ask yourself the important questions to help you work it out. Don’t know what a Career Vision is yet? Go here. Create your Career Vision The post Follow the road to work out your Career Vision appeared first on Career Strategy.
 
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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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    Subtle Cues

  • Life Skills College Students Should Be Learning

    Breanna
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    When I graduated from college, I did not feel prepared for the real world. I felt like I had just spent nearly 50k on an education and had learned nothing. Granted, I know I learned the basics about my major, but I felt like I learned absolutely nothing that I was actually going to need […] The post Life Skills College Students Should Be Learning appeared first on Subtle Cues.
  • 15 Things To Do This Fall

    Breanna
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Fall is hands down my favorite season of all time. Sweaters, scarfs, boots, beautifully colored trees, pumpkin everything… it is absolutely perfect to me in every way. So as I’m obsessed with all things fall, naturally I had to post a to do list for this upcoming fall! Hope you enjoy! Go apple picking Go […] The post 15 Things To Do This Fall appeared first on Subtle Cues.
  • How to Stay Organized At Work

    Breanna
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    When you have many projects going on all at once, notes everywhere, and no idea where anything ever is, it is rather difficult to do your job. Organization at work is not only necessary to make your life easier, but it makes you appear more professional and put together to your coworkers and more importantly, […] The post How to Stay Organized At Work appeared first on Subtle Cues.
  • Did You Get The Wrong Degree?

    Breanna
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Did you just graduate and have a panic attack because you have no clue what you are going to do with your degree now? A ton of people get their degree because they were told it was the right thing to do. So many of us don’t know what we want to do after graduating, […] The post Did You Get The Wrong Degree? appeared first on Subtle Cues.
  • Subtle Cues: Importance of Hobbies

    Breanna
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    While I love Netflix as much as the next guy, it cannot be your sole source of entertainment and consume all of your free time. You have to keep yourself busy with something more. Everyone should have a hobby. They keep us sane. Invest time, energy and money into your hobbies. Take the time to […] The post Subtle Cues: Importance of Hobbies appeared first on Subtle Cues.
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    The Gateway Method

  • 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?
  • How I Wound Up In The Ultimate Zone of Career Suckiness…

    Ryan
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    Confidence + ignorance is a dangerous combination… It can work out extremely well sometimes – granting you the ability to ignore limiting beliefs and achieve the impossible. Other times, it leads to a hilarious and embarassing failure. This video contains the story of one of those times… Want to get into the ultimate zone of career AWESOMENESS instead? Click here to watch my free presentation showing how… To Learning From Mistakes, Ryan Niessen The post How I Wound Up In The Ultimate Zone of Career Suckiness… appeared first on The Gateway Method.
  • My Radical Approach To Getting A Purpose-Driven Dream Job…

    Ryan
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Are you just starting out in your career, or considering a major shift to a new area where you have little to no experience? That’s where I was a few years ago, and in this short clip from my keynote presentation at my old University, I share a story of the radical approach I used to get my dream job at the time. A couple of minutes in I tell you about the most terrifying email I’ve sent in my life… Enjoy! Thanks for watching! I’d love to hear from you… feel free to leave a comment below and share your thoughts. Would you ever use a strategy like this? Know…
 
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