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  • Then Life Got in the Way

    Career Hub
    billiesucher
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:49 am
    Last week I attended a celebration of life service for a very special man. It was a sad, sad occasion. Even though it was stated by a family member that the service was to be a celebration of life, I...
  • How Social Media Management Tools Can Boost Your Job Search

    Brazen Careerist
    Ron Stewart
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Distinguishing yourself from other careerists with equally well-presented resumes is no easy feat. In today’s digital world, outlandish marketing tactics such as billboards and t-shirts asking for a job aren’t the only ways to get noticed. With the majority of recruiters looking at social profiles, creating an online personal brand and optimizing social media could be the way to clinch that dream job you’ve always wanted — and look awesome doing it. Know your worth You might know your strengths, but do those strengths come across when employers look at your social media channels?
  • 4-Day webinar with Penelope: Make money selling your ideas

    Penelope Trunk Careers
    Penelope Trunk
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:17 pm
    This course includes four days of of video sessions and email-based course materials. You can purchase this course for anytime, on-demand access. The cost is $195.   Sign up now. You can judge if you are one of my good friends by whether or not I’ve fired you. Melissa, for example, is my really really good friend because I’ve fired her three times. I fired Cassie twice. In fact, I was going to throw out that picture up top because it was from when she was working for me, but before I could even get to my delete button, she had reinstated herself as my favorite freelancer.
  • 7 Steps to Progressing Your Career In 2015

    CAREERBRIGHT
    Shweta Khare
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Strengthen your career, strengthen your future. As new talents enters the workforce, the competition gets tougher. New skills, initiative, strong network, certifications are not just buzz words they are the core to your career success in the coming years. The more better we are equipped today the more stable the future would be. Here are 7 ways you can work on to strengthen your career in the coming year: Learn new skills The first step in progressing is improving yourself. The best way you can do that is by learning new skills. With new technology, skills are evolving fast, the skills gap…
  • 20 + Ways to Build Your Job Search Network

    Work Coach Cafe
    Susan P. Joyce
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    Recent surveys of hiring methods show that most jobs are filled by employee referrals. The successful job seeker is referred (not necessarily introduced) to the job by a current employee. Thus, the key to a successful job search (and career) is summed up in one word: networking! Truly: it’s who you know (and who knows you) […] The post 20 + Ways to Build Your Job Search Network by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
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    Penelope Trunk Careers

  • A celebration of failed New Year’s resolutions

    Penelope Trunk
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:33 pm
    The pressure is mounting for the New Year’s resolutions posts. First is the flurry of pitches from public relations firms that want to get their clients into the press. “Resolve to clean your house more thoroughly!” Then come the academics weighing in with their research about how resolutions take willpower and how we only have a finite amount. Or how we need to make goals for ourselves that increase happiness. Or whatever will stick in mainstream media so the professors can get six-figure book deals for their research. Next come the bloggers who round it all up in a…
  • Q&A With Penelope. About work. Or something approximating that.

    Penelope Trunk
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:52 am
    On a good day I would tell you that I have my own startup and a successful blog and I work from home. On a bad day I would tell you that I homeschool and every minute I’m not refereeing brotherly fights, I am cleaning up from one meal or cooking the next. On a bad day you’d ask me when I work and I’d snap back at you, because on bad days I’m snappy, and I’d say that I work in between everything else. I usually don’t do written interviews, but this time it was for the Wisconsin Humanities Council, and I don’t want people where I live to hate me, so I…
  • 5 Cover letter mistakes that make you look nuts

    Penelope Trunk
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:41 am
    Melissa and I are in a hotel room in New York City to meet with a guy who has a lot of money and wants to do a makeup line. And of course Melissa and I said we could definitely launch a makeup line. I mean, we shop at Sephora, so we can launch something like that. Of course it will not be something like that at all because we are differentiating our makeup line. We are not sure how, though, which is why we came to New York a day early so we could order room service and walk around in pajamas and read blogs about the resurgence of brick-and-mortar stores, which we will be leading. Of course.
  • You have to fail to move forward

    Penelope Trunk
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:04 am
    Kate and I are getting acclimated to each other. I am used to how when I was coaching Kate she thought everything I said was genius. But now that she lives with me she would like me to not be so bossy. Kate discovers that the best time to talk with me is late at night when the boys are asleep and I’m too tired to work—that’s when I’m the least stressed out. And she is getting used to me having an assistant for everything. Jeanenne and Kate spend the morning on the sofa trying to figure out how to get Kate health insurance. But after all their effort, it becomes…
  • 4-Day webinar with Penelope: Make money selling your ideas

    Penelope Trunk
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:17 pm
    This course includes four days of of video sessions and email-based course materials. You can purchase this course for anytime, on-demand access. The cost is $195.   Sign up now. You can judge if you are one of my good friends by whether or not I’ve fired you. Melissa, for example, is my really really good friend because I’ve fired her three times. I fired Cassie twice. In fact, I was going to throw out that picture up top because it was from when she was working for me, but before I could even get to my delete button, she had reinstated herself as my favorite freelancer.
 
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    On the Job by Anita Bruzzese

  • How to Get Workers in Any Organization to Help Drive Change

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:02 am
    "Change agent” is no longer just a term for an outside consultant or someone in the C-suite who is charged with transforming an organization.More organizations now realize they must have leaders and employees who are change agents, capable of looking at what they do in a different way and bringing about change in order to be competitive.Allen Barclay, a management professor for Colorado State University, explains in his research that it makes sense that employers should turn to employees to be change agents, since in times of change “it is often up to the employees to…
  • 5 Things to Remember in a New Job

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    As the economy improves, many people are starting new jobs and learning how to work for a new company and a new boss.But what many don't realize is that your first few days on the job can set the tone for your time in that position, Complain about something on Day 1, and you may forever be labeled a whiner. Gossip about your old job in the first week and you may be seen as immature.To avoid such damaging labels, let's look at ways you can perform with grace and professionalism in your new position, so you don't get a bad reputation that can hold you back.1. Never badmouth a former employer.
  • How to Get Your Team on the Same Page

    12 Dec 2014 | 11:32 am
    When you have a critical deadline approaching on a big project, as a manager you are hyper-focused on doing everything you can to ensure your team meets it.Then it happens. Your worst nightmare.You arrive for work one day expecting to get a status update that shows progress being made on systems and key details, but you instead discover:Several team members involved in a squabble over who is supposed to being doing what.At least a quarter of the team doing duplicate work.Half of the team focused on long-term work that isn’t critical, putting the key project on the back…
  • Why Everyone Needs to Become a Digital Master

    9 Dec 2014 | 8:38 am
    When hearing the term “digital masters,” many business people think of Silicon Valley and the whiz kids running dominant IT companies like Google.But a new book contends that it’s time other companies woke up to the reality that if they want to excel in the future – with their employees, with their customers and in running their operations – then they need to also embrace the idea of using technology to transform their business. They, too, must become digital masters.In a study of more than 400 large mainstream organizations in every industry around the world, authors of…
  • What the Big Bang Theory Really Teaches Us

    4 Dec 2014 | 7:32 am
    “I am not crazy. My mother had me tested.”—Sheldon Cooper Devoted fans of the television show, “The Big Bang Theory,” rejoiced when the sitcom about a bunch of nerdy guys entered its eighth season this year, with some 18 million people tuning in for the season’s opener.But even though it’s America’s most watched show, critics have not been as enthusiastic. One reviewer recently commented that he not only doesn’t watch the show, but he doesn’t know anyone who does.  The show consistently loses out on an Emmy, even though Jim Parsons has won four Emmy awards for…
 
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    Brazen Careerist

  • How to Become a Financial Advisor: 6 Tips for Mastering This Career

    Carrie Smith
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Are you thinking of becoming a financial planner? Do you love helping people reach their financial goals and realize their dreams? During the next 30 years, over 30 trillion dollars in wealth is expected to transfer from baby boomers to Millennials — and you could be the one helping them manage it. The financial industry is growing and constantly changing. If this is an area you’re passionate about, here are six tips for developing a career as a financial planner or advisor. (Click here to tweet this list.) 1. Understand What a Career as a financial planner Involves When deciding…
  • What Homewreckers Can Teach You About Recruiting

    Susan Shain
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    More than likely you’ve heard one of your single friends lament, “All the best men are taken.” Perhaps you’ve even said it yourself. But have you ever thought the same might be true for recruiting? As Noah Kagan of AppSumo points out: “All the best employees are already working somewhere.” Kagan is currently on a mission to hire the best people in the world, because he knows “that the best people output significantly more and can grow a business 100x more than a just-okay person.” That’s not news to any of you, though; you know you want to hire the best people in the world.
  • Fast-Track Your Path to Becoming a CEO in 6 Easy Steps

    Joshua Geary
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    If you’d eventually like to land a C-Level job, you can’t take your gaze off your goal. You’ve got lots of learning to do before you get there. To build up the expertise, insight and finesse that executive-level jobs require, you’ll first need to spend lots of time gaining hands-on experience leading, managing and empowering teams and organizations. Throughout your professional years, you need to methodically build up an enviable arsenal of both technical and business skills suitable to your ultimate career goal. Without these essential skills and capabilities, you simply won’t be…
  • How Social Media Management Tools Can Boost Your Job Search

    Ron Stewart
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Distinguishing yourself from other careerists with equally well-presented resumes is no easy feat. In today’s digital world, outlandish marketing tactics such as billboards and t-shirts asking for a job aren’t the only ways to get noticed. With the majority of recruiters looking at social profiles, creating an online personal brand and optimizing social media could be the way to clinch that dream job you’ve always wanted — and look awesome doing it. Know your worth You might know your strengths, but do those strengths come across when employers look at your social media channels?
  • 5 Secrets for Effective Networking at Your Next Conference

    Jason Treu
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:00 am
    Your boss just told you she wants you — yes, you — to attend an industry conference to meet with potential partners and source new prospects. You pump your fist as you leave her office. You’re the chosen one! Seconds later, you suddenly break into a cold sweat. You don’t have a clue what to do next and how you’ll be able to meet your supervisor’s expectations. She’s expecting you to make connections and bring back a stack of promising business cards. But networking terrifies you. Making small talk with strangers is not your idea of a good time. You’re starting to think…
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    Escape From Cubicle Nation

  • 7 Rookie Legal Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make (And How to Avoid Them)

    Pamela Slim
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:18 am
    On this Cyber Monday, I wanted to share an important article from my dear friend and trusted IP lawyer Rachel Rodgers. Having been in business for 18 years, and worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs, I have either lived through or seen just about every mistake you can make in business. The legal mistakes can be especially egregious, and costly. I want to emphatically recommend that you follow Rachel’s advice. It will not only protect you from risk, it will make your business much stronger and more enduring. Enjoy her advice, and cover your assets! -Pam —- “Your body of work is…
  • How to think like a marketer and sell like a superstar – interview with John Jantsch

    Pamela Slim
    27 May 2014 | 3:59 pm
    When I first started writing about small business marketing many years ago, one of the first people I heard about was John Jantsch of Duct Tape Marketing. John had a great reputation, a solid business and a well-respected and highly trafficked blog. I referred many clients to his first book, Duct Tape Marketing. Then to his second, The Referral Engine, and his third, The Commitment Engine. Through the years, we became good friends, and he has been a very trusted and valued mentor in my own business. I was thrilled that he wrote a new book, this time about selling, called Duct Tape Selling. I…
  • Scaling up Excellence: An interview with Stanford professor Bob Sutton

    Pamela Slim
    28 Feb 2014 | 5:52 pm
    Many entrepreneurs dream of starting a business in their garage, scaling it, then selling it to Google for a billion dollars. Such things rarely happen. But scaling happens every day, in our career, our business or our workplace. We are constantly trying to improve ourselves, share our ideas, and put in systems and infrastructure that will grow our organizations without destroying that which made them great. Stanford professors Robert Sutton and Huggy Rao describe in their exceptionally well-researched and readable new book, Scaling Up Excellence: Getting to More Without Settling for Less…
  • Celebrating the body of work of my clients in 2013

    ssanders
    31 Dec 2013 | 7:52 am
    Happy New Year’s Eve! 2013 has been a very special year for me. In addition to working with some amazing people, traveling to great events and having fun with my family, I wrote a brand new book, Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together that I believe will define my own body of work (pun intended!) for the next ten years. Here is the book trailer created by my awesome friends at Simplifilm. Today is the last day to get preorder goodies, including an all-expense paid trip to Phoenix to get a consulting day with me where we work intensively on your career or…
  • Search for good stories and good stories will search for you

    Pamela Slim
    27 Dec 2013 | 1:43 pm
    Any professional journalist will tell you that maintaining an objective point of view is a critical part of telling an accurate and interesting story. Boston Globe reporter Billy Baker maintained this principle when he went in search of an interesting story about someone on the #19 bus line in Boston. He found it, through the help of Emmett Folgert, who runs the Dorchester Youth Collaborative, in the story of George and Johnny Huynh, who traveled on the #19 bus from their rough neighborhood into Boston Charter School, which Billy called “one of the great symbols of hope” in the…
 
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    David Zinger - Employee Engagement Speaker

  • An Employee Engagement Journey Lesson from Dubai and the UAE

    David Zinger
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:15 am
    Employee Engagement Conference and Master Class Reflections I recently travelled to Dubai for an employee engagement conference. I offered the opening keynote and provided a five hour master class after the conference. My thanks to Ramy Bayyour from Informa for the invitation and the conference. There are quite a number of things that stood out for me and over a series of posts I will outline some key lessons. The employee engagement journey. It was a long trip from Winnipeg Canada to Dubai UAE and return. Fittingly, the first thing that really stood out for me is the employee engagement…
  • Employee Engagement: How to Make Your Day by Finding Your UP

    David Zinger
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:11 pm
    What’s your UP? Enjoy David’s latest slide presentation on finding your UP: Here is a link to the slideshare if it does not appear in this window. David Zinger is an employee engagement speaker and expert who feel very up about work and well-being.
  • Employee Engagement: The Free Iatrogenic Disengagement E-Book

    David Zinger
    20 Nov 2014 | 6:04 am
    Employee Engagement: Let’s guard against creating disengagement in our efforts to improve employee engagement. (Reading & Viewing Time =  2 minutes and 41 seconds) Iatrogenic disengagement is the disengagement caused by trying to measure or increase engagement. It is often unintentional and frequently goes unnoticed. I am offering you two resources to help stop iatrogenic disengagement where you work. The first is a one minute video on the topic. The other resources if a slide presentation that can also be downloaded as an e-book. Use these resourses to increase awareness and…
  • Employee Engagement: What’s Your Verb?

    David Zinger
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:36 am
    7 Ways to Make  Use of the  37 Verbs of Employee Engagement Reading and Viewing Time: 1 minute, 22 seconds. Below is a visual slide show with 37 verbs for employee engagement. Here are 7 ways you can use this slideshow: Scan the slides for 37 seconds of inspiration to start your day. Pass on the slides to a coworker to make their day. Download the slides to use in advance of an employee engagement presentation. Show the slides to a training group and have them generate their own verbs. Create a personalized deck of your own engagement verbs. View if on your smartphone or tablet…
  • Employee Engagement Gamification For Work and Well-being Made Simple

    David Zinger
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:33 am
    Are you game for a simple approach to improve engagement with work and well-being? 10 Lessons for Gamification. Based on David Zinger’s personal experience this post offers you a simple and lean approach to using gamification for engagement. Although it is an experiment with just one person it offers some tangible evidence of how gamification can improve both work and well-being and how an experiment can help us improve the process of gamification. The post also offers you a glimpse into gamification based on a real experience and offers you a pathway to gamification that can be…
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    All Things Workplace

  • Presentation Success Tip: How To Help People Follow You

    Steve Roesler
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    Create Transitions   "We'll be back after this message from..."  There's a reason why TV and radio announcers use that line. It's designed to help you understand what's about to happen and how it's connected to the programming. In broadcasting it's called a "segue." How often have you watched a speaker end a sentence, click the next slide, speak, click the next slide, speak, click the next slide... and you're wondering "How is this related to what I just saw?" That's what happens when presenters see their role as giving out information instead of telling a meaningful story. Connect the…
  • Why Should You Want to Work There?

    Steve Roesler
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:05 pm
    An international survey of more than 500 HR executives by global talent management firm Bernard Hodes (now part of Findly) has found that the quality or reputation of products and services, the corporate culture and the work environment are a business's most important attributes when it comes to bringing talent on board. Ethical reputation also scored highly. But benefits and compensation were, perhaps surprisingly, toward the bottom of the list. What does it tell us? That job seekers have a keen idea about the kind of atmosphere in which they want to spend their work life and are savvy and…
  • Do You Know Your Conversation Catalysts?

    Steve Roesler
    3 Dec 2014 | 9:17 am
    Do you want to spread your message for a product, service, or maybe an important organizational change? Here's a question to answer: "Who are your Conversation Catalysts?" My friend Valeria Maltoni , conversation and connection gurette, wrote about a Keller Fay Group research finding that showed 15% of the population to be  Conversation Catalysts.  "These influencers tend to recommend brands and products more often at the tune of 149 times a week vs. 79 for the average population. They also tend to have more conversations -- 184 vs. 114 -- and talk more about brands than others."…
  • Inclined to Collaborate? You Should Be

    Steve Roesler
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:39 am
    "Collaboration is a key driver of overall performance of companies around the world. Its impact is twice as significant as a company’s aggressiveness in pursuing new market opportunities (strategic orientation) and five times as significant as the external market environment (market turbulence)." As a general rule, global companies that collaborate better, perform better. Those that collaborate less, do not perform as well. It’s just that simple.” That is a pretty powerful claim. It is substantiated by a research study done through a collaborative effort of Frost & Sullivan,…
  • Really: How Many Choices Do You Want?

    Steve Roesler
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:08 am
    The rallying cry of sales reps, product managers and politicians is "Choices! We offer choices!" My observation?  We really don’t like having too many choices. It makes us a little nervous. Every option leads to a chance to foul something up. Heck, a lot of people are more worried about not being wrong than about being right. So, we allow our experiences and habits to narrow our options to just a couple of familiar ones. It reduces the anxiety and relieves stress. So, how do you make genuine changes faced with the siren song of habits? The first move is to re-capture your sense of…
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    Jon Gordon's Blog » Jon Gordon's Blog | Developing Positive Leaders, Organizations and Teams

  • 3 Habits to Help Create Your Best Year Ever

    Jon Gordon
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:40 am
    1. Create a BFG. A Big Fun Goal. A BFG could be anything you want to experience or accomplish in 2015. It should be a BIG goal because it’s important to dream and think big. And it should also be FUN in that you have fun going after it and enjoy the process of trying to make it happen. I have found that we too often get so serious about our goals that we don’t have fun pursuing them. But this year can be different. Whether your BFG is to get a promotion, climb Mount Everest, write a book, visit Europe, move to America, learn to play the guitar, start a new business, win a…
  • Hall of Fame Integrity

    Jon Gordon
    8 Dec 2014 | 5:17 am
    A few weeks ago I attended the Cornell University Athletic Hall of Fame dinner where 11 new people were being inducted and honored. For the record, I was not one of them. : ) As I sat in the audience and listened to the honorees give their speeches, the stories they told contained lessons that went far beyond sports and I knew I had to share a few of these gems with you. Kate Varde, a record setting softball player who graduated in 2004 didn’t talk about herself. She talked about her teammate Joanne Keck instead. Kate said, "As I look out at a room full of accomplished athletes,…
  • The Power of Thank You

    Jon Gordon
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:29 am
    In the spirit of Thanksgiving this week I’d love to share with you the benefits and power of two simple words. THANK YOU. They are two words that have the power to transform our health, happiness, athletic performance and success. Research shows that grateful people are happier and more likely to maintain good friendships. A state of gratitude, according to research by the Institute of HeartMath, also improves the heart’s rhythmic functioning, which helps us to reduce stress, think more clearly under pressure and heal physically. It’s actually physiologically impossible to…
  • Working for a Bigger Purpose

    Jon Gordon
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:12 am
    This was a newsletter I wrote a few years ago that inspired me to write The Seed. I think it’s such an important message and we have so many new readers I wanted to share it again. What if work wasn’t just work? What if work was a vehicle to live and share a bigger purpose? I believe there’s flawed perception in our society that in order to live a life of purpose we have to leave our jobs and go solve world hunger, feed the homeless, move to Africa or start a charity. While these are all noble causes and many are called to do these very things, for many of us our bigger…
  • 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…
 
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • 130 Days Off Per Year

    Steve Pavlina
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:31 pm
    Can you summon the self-awareness to recognize when you’re putting in 8+ hours at your desk, but you only get 1-2 hours of REAL, meaningful, focused work done? How many days do you need to have like that before accepting that it’s time for a serious reset of your motivation, drive, and focus? What’s the solution? In many cases a great solution is to take more time off. It’s often counter-intuitive, but it works. One simple reason is that when work time feels overly abundant, it’s very easy to waste it. Unproductive pseudo-work creeps into each day… until…
  • True Loyalty

    Steve Pavlina
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:20 pm
    Do you have anyone in your life who (occasionally or frequently) loves to vent their frustrations in your direction? Are you often the provider of a sympathetic ear or a shoulder to cry on? At times these can be valuable roles to play. I think it’s well and good to be sympathetic and understanding when you can — if you’re truly helping the other person. It’s nice to have people to turn to that can bring us back up when we feel beat up by circumstances. Being able to share our sorrows and frustrations helps us process them, learn from them, and release them. We may…
  • Simplifying, Downsizing, and Going Nomadic

    Steve Pavlina
    22 Nov 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Recently I decided to undergo a major lifestyle transition. In 2015 I plan to go completely nomadic. No stable home. Very few possessions. Living and working from the road. For the past several weeks, I’ve already been taking action to prepare for this shift, but I still have a ways to go because I need to sell my house and process everything inside of it. Timing-wise I’m not sure how long it will take to actually get on the road. I’m not in a rush, but most likely I’ll list my house for sale in the Spring and hopefully sell it in the Summer. The main limiting step is…
  • Imaginary Men (New Audio Program)

    Steve Pavlina
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Today I’m happy to announce the launch of a whole new audio program that I recorded with several friends. It’s called Imaginary Men, and I think you’re going to enjoy it — especially if you’re in the mood for something different. This is a very unusual and original program. I doubt you’ve heard anything like it before. We definitely broke some rules when we recorded it. The main topics are relationships, dating, and personal growth — nothing unusual about that. What’s unusual is the way in which we made the recordings — and what…
  • Ridiculously Rewarding Relationships

    Steve Pavlina
    12 Nov 2014 | 3:04 pm
    When you desire to attract and meet a new relationship partner, a common approach is to be more social, start connecting with new people, and try to be as likeable as possible. I think that’s a mistake. Where does this lead? You may very well find a new relationship this way, but it probably won’t be very satisfying. There’s an excellent chance you’ll end up settling for someone who’s only partially compatible with you. When people are seeking new relationships, they often modify their personalities. They amplify and show off their most socially acceptable…
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    Execupundit.com

  • It's Been a Long Week

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:23 pm
    David Kanigan has the video evidence.
  • "Kim Jong-un to Host 87th Annual Oscars"

    19 Dec 2014 | 5:35 am
    Ricochet is on the story.Cultural Offering has last year's photo.
  • Random Thoughts

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Many of us fight daily duels with low-grade defeatism and self-rebuke. The unacknowledged role model of our time is Chauncey Gardiner. Few political figures are brilliant and fewer still can handle being brilliant. Not a week goes by without someone declaring that an apple is an orange. Those who vow to fight to the death for a particular principle often have schedule-conflicts on the day of the battle. When was it decided that fashion models should look like heroin addicts? I used to think that I noticed small things as a teenager but that was a mere apprenticeship. [On the other hand, I…
  • Miscellaneous and Fast

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    Fast Company: The danger of insider language.Wally Bock: Project planning tips from home renovation.Rob Long: Watching basketball with real and rap royalty.France 24: The French military-run brothels during WWI.Nixon and Moynihan: The new book by Stephen Hess.Tanmay Vora: To communicate effectively.Universities are so tolerant? A warning about "partyism."Back by popular demand: A classic scene from "Rome."Amity Schlaes on turning around The New Republic.Commentary: The European anti-Israel double-standard.Spiegel: A charter pilot's run-in with Venezuelan drug lords.Cuban dissident…
  • Quote of the Day

    19 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    We spend our time envying people who we wouldn't like to be. - Jean Rostand
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    The HR Capitalist

  • The Case for Not Deconstructing Your Failures...

    Kris Dunn
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:51 am
    There's a lot of business propaganda out there related to failure.  Ready for some successories quotes?  LET'S DO THIS: 1. “Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill   2. “Failure is only the opportunity to begin again, only this time more wisely.” - Henry Ford   3. “Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail.” - Confucious   4. “In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.” - Bill Cosby    5. “I’ve come to believe…
  • Feeling Flat on Performance Reviews? You Need Stacked Ranking...

    Kris Dunn
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:42 am
    It's December and it's time to do performance reviews.  You're tired.  You just want to go on vacation, and you really don't know where to start to distinguish between Johnny and Jenny from a performance perspective.   Sucks to be you. You need Stacked Ranking.   A lot of you just flinched because you've been trained that stacked ranking is dirty and ultimately gets your company sued.  You're right, but only if it's done a certain way - the Jack Welch way - which says that someone on the bottom has to get fired. But throwing Stacked Ranking out because…
  • Why You Hope Employees Use Email to Attempt Union Organizing...

    Kris Dunn
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:36 am
    Did you hear?  Employees now have the right to attempt union organizing via company email systems.  Here's a tast of the ruling by the NLRB.  Enjoy: "The National Labor Relations Board ruled Friday that workers have a right to use their employer's email system for the purposes of union organizing. The ruling reverses a 2007 opinion by the board that employees did not have the right since the system was company property. A 3-2 majority of board members said that employers who try to ban all non-work use of company email servers must prove that "special circumstances…
  • Do Your Most Valuable Employees Feel Like "A-Listers" or "Silver Club Medallion"?

    Kris Dunn
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:33 am
    I have to travel a lot for work, and I've made the life decision to live in Birmingham.  As a result of that location, I generally fly one of two ways: 1.  I fly Southwest out of Birmingham, and get some direct flights but still have to connect about half the the time. 2.  I fly Delta and always connect via Atlanta to wherever I'm going. Now, you might think this is a rant about the Atlanta airport - but it's not.  I've fine with the ATL to connect. This is a rant about simplicity, with an angle about frequent flyer programs.  I'm probably biased towards…
  • YEAR-END PERFORMANCE REVIEW: The Outcast, the German, and the Guy With a Heart Condition....

    Kris Dunn
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:54 am
    Some of you are aware - some painfully aware - that fellow HR bloggers of note - Steve Boese, Lance Haun and Matt Stollak and I take an annual pilgrimage to the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas every year. Our destination has a nerd quality to it, where professional basketball hopefuls convene to prove they have what it takes to be one of 450 players that play in the best hoops league in the world. I always do a review via Instagram and give my opinion in July about what's going to happen, so I thought it would make sense to do a year-end performance review on 3 players, executives and…
 
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    HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review » Sylvia Ann Hewlett

  • The Financial Services Industry’s Untapped Market

    Sylvia Ann Hewlett
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:09 am
    Women.
  • 4 Ways to Retain Gen Xers

    Sylvia Ann Hewlett
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The economy’s slow but steady improvement should be good news. But employers may find a cloud lurking behind the sunny forecast: They are at risk of losing some of their most valuable talent — and they may not even realize it. These aren’t the usual suspects. Instead of the 50-something Baby Boomers and the Millennials in their late 20s and early 30s, I’m talking about Generation X, demography’s long-neglected “middle child.” Numbering just 46 million in the United States, Gen X is small compared to the 78 million Boomers and 70 million Millennials. Yet proportionate to…
  • The Authenticity Trap for Workers Who Are Not Straight, White Men

    Sylvia Ann Hewlett
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Many employees are encouraged to “just be yourself,” only to find their authenticity — and their career ambitions — constrained by unwritten office rules about appearance, speech, and behavior. Professionals of color, women, and LGBTs find there is a much narrower band of acceptance, and the constraints bite harder than wearing more polished outfits, getting a decent haircut, or even de-emphasizing an accent. Because senior leaders are overwhelmingly “pale and male” — professionals of color hold only 11% of executive positions in corporate America, women currently make up…
  • Flextime Is Declining, But “Flex Around the Edges” Is Up

    Sylvia Ann Hewlett
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    Earlier this year, San Francisco and Vermont passed legislation that allows workers to ask for flexible work schedules without fear of reprisal. Are such “right to request” laws indicators of a rise in flextime? Or do they reflect a fear that flextime programs are being eliminated? The answer seems to be a confusing “both.” New research from the Families and Work Institute (FWI) and the Society for Human Resource Management finds an “on the one hand, on the other hand” contradiction. The good news is that some forms of flexibility — mostly allowing workers more control over…
  • As You Start Your Career, Focus on People Skills

    Sylvia Ann Hewlett
    29 Apr 2014 | 7:00 am
    All across the country, this year’s soon-to-be graduates are revving up to start their careers. You may be one of them. You’re already thinking about what you’ll do when get into your new position. You’re smart and energetic, and you’re eager to commit both of those attributes to moving ahead. But is that enough to succeed? Unfortunately, no. Brains only take you so far. Smarts get you through the gate, but everyone in your cohort of incoming hires has the hard skills required to qualify for the position. The fact is, the link between merit and success is forged through soft skills…
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    Evil HR Lady

  • Your supervisor doesn’t have to stop your mean co-worker

    Evil HR Lady
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    I am having an issue at work with a coworker at work that I am hoping you can help me with.  This coworker is constantly coming to assumptions that I am doing my job wrong and blaming me for things.  Most of the time she is blaming me for things that are not my fault.  After I do my research about an incident she is blaming me for I find out I am not the one to blame.  She assumes the worst in people and is constantly blaming people for things without doing her due diligence.  Her accusations and rude comments are effecting my confidence at work. I emailed her and explained my thoughts…
  • How You Should Manage Depression in the Workplace

    Evil HR Lady
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    While holiday cheer is a great thing for many of us, some of us suffer from depression, and the holidays can be an additional stressor. “High expectations, money woes, and other holiday hazards can spell trouble for anyone, but especially those prone to depression,” according to Health.com. So, what should you do in the office? What warning signs should you look for in your employees? I turned to Licensed Professional Counselor, Stephanie Meldrum, to help guide managers through what can be a difficult situation. She immediately set me straight: “We wouldn’t write an…
  • Will asking for a bullying policy make me a target?

    Evil HR Lady
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:08 am
    After a nasty episode with a Director at our organization (I am not a director so there is a power imbalance here), I am considering asking our HR department to adopt a workplace bullying policy similar to the one SHRM (Society for Human Resources Management) has in their archives of samples and templates. I reviewed our employee manual and I saw that only legal, protected classes and categories are actionable by our organization — race, disability, gender, nationality, etc. There is no existing policy on bullying and uncivil behavior in general. My question: will I be potentially seen…
  • 5 Ways to Maximize Productivity During the Holidays

    Evil HR Lady
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:22 am
    While on the one hand, December can be an extremely productive month when you consider all aspects of your life, it can be a complete drag at work because you’re doing so much shopping, cooking, and party organizing outside of work. This can make you tired and tempted to slack off at work. Unfortunately, though, that’s not great for business. What can you do to maximize your productivity, even when jingle bells are ringing? Laura Stack, the “Productivity Pro” has 5 suggestions for keeping productivity high when time and energy is low. To read Laura’s tips, click…
  • Getting into a fight with your boss

    Evil HR Lady
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:29 am
    My employer and I got into an argument because he accused me and another employee of being nonproductive. At the end of the day, he called me into the office and asked me why do I follow behind people etc…. He was acting unlike himself. I said if you don’t like the way I work fire me he said OK your fired don’t return tomorrow. I said OK he then followed me calling me back into the office saying I’m a good employee, but he is going to be cracking down on everybody. I walked out he pushed me I screamed and cried. He said I pushed you out of love to make you better. He…
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    CAREERBRIGHT

  • 3 Out of the Box Career Planning Tips for Fresh Grads

    Shweta Khare
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:03 pm
    When you leave school, it can sometimes feel like there is so much pressure on you to choose a career. Although our education carves our career path, but not in entirety. There would be many you know who have had degrees in certain field but are now working in another. Whilst finding job is important you should bear in mind that you can change career much further down the line, if you want to. In fact, you can even change career choices more than once if you want to. If you are feeling apprehensive, just shake it off and plan well to join the workforce and do something that you are or can be…
  • 7 Steps to Progressing Your Career In 2015

    Shweta Khare
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:56 pm
    Strengthen your career, strengthen your future. As new talents enters the workforce, the competition gets tougher. New skills, initiative, strong network, certifications are not just buzz words they are the core to your career success in the coming years. The more better we are equipped today the more stable the future would be. Here are 7 ways you can work on to strengthen your career in the coming year: Learn new skills The first step in progressing is improving yourself. The best way you can do that is by learning new skills. With new technology, skills are evolving fast, the skills gap…
  • Hirepeak – Streamlining the Recruitment Process

    Shweta Khare
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:28 am
    Post Contributed by Rohit Lal The interviewing process is a beehive of activity. Recruiters coordinate with interviewers and candidates to set up interviews, and then follow through with them to conclusion. There may be multiple rounds of interviews with different interviewers, and multiple candidates. There may even be multiple recruiters handling different Positions, adding to the complexity. Tracking all the activity happening on one or more open positions then becomes an arduous task for a recruitment manager. Managers around the world deal with this problem every day and solution…
  • Career as a Child Psychologist

    Shweta Khare
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:17 am
    Child psychology is a subject that’s ideal for the many who are passionate about working with children with developmental disabilities or serving as a child care worker or a child welfare caseworker and those who have been fascinated by the psychology of children. As an established child psychologist, most job postings require higher education such as Ph.D./Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology (child clinical or pediatric psychology). But starting a career can be easier with a clinical child psychology course. A bachelor’s degree program in child psychology can prepare you for entry level…
  • Never Stop Learning: How To Achieve Career Success Through Training

    Shweta Khare
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:35 pm
    In the workplace, you’ll be aware of the ceiling that keeps you from progressing. It is an invisible line that requires a certain qualification to cross it. In many cases you can’t even get in the door without a degree or required training. Learning and qualifications are an essential part of our business systems. If you have big ambitions and want to succeed in your career, you should never stop learning. Once you have the degree required by most big employers, don’t rest on your laurels. Always look for the next locked door and the key to open it. Without constant training and new…
 
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    Michael Lee Stallard

  • To Connect, Celebrate High Five Moments

    Katie Russell
    14 Dec 2014 | 1:02 pm
    #63 Celebrate High Five Moments In Fired Up or Burned Out, we wrote about Cranium, the games company, and how it is intentional about designing games so that people will experience “high five moments.” One form of physical touch that can be appropriate in the workplace (depending upon the context) is to give someone a “hive five” or “fist bump” when they perform well. These are acceptable ways to give recognition in more informal cultures. Research has found sports teams that express recognition in more physical forms perform better. This is the sixty-third post in our series…
  • Provide Autonomy in Goal-Setting

    Katie Russell
    7 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    #62 Provide Autonomy in Goal-Setting As much as possible, let your direct reports establish their Top Five annual goals after communicating that their goals need to align with your Top Five. Talk through the goals with each employee to find SHARED goals that will advance your organization’s and the individual employee’s interests. It may not be possible to find a perfect set of goals that meet the interests of all so make the effort to find the best possible set of goals and you will be rewarded by people who execute their tasks with greater energy and enthusiasm. This is…
  • December Leadership Development Carnival

    Katie Russell
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:58 am
    I am honored to host the December installment of the Leadership Development Carnival, a collection of helpful leadership advice from top bloggers. This month’s carnival doesn’t adhere to any particular theme, but rather features content on a variety of leadership topics and issues. Take a moment to click through each of the great submissions, and be sure to share this collection of posts with someone you believe would benefit from the advice.  Leadership Skills Many of this month’s featured posts focus on specific leadership skills we all need to develop. For example, in “Seven Ways…
  • The Optimum Number of Annual Goals

    Katie Russell
    30 Nov 2014 | 5:26 am
    #61 Set “Top Five” Annual Goals Both individually and as a team, set no more than five challenging but achievable annual goals.  If you go beyond five annual goals, it will diminish focus and effective execution by tending to overwhelm those responsible for implementation. One day each week, review your weekly plans to see that they are aligned with your Top Five. This is the sixty-first 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…
  • Closing Your Company’s “Leadership Gap”

    Michael Lee Stallard
    23 Nov 2014 | 4:25 pm
    The Office Cast, Photo Courtesy of NBC Historically, leaders have relied on their internal networks and intuition to assess employee engagement and strategic alignment.  Tom Peters and Robert Waterman called it “management by wandering around” or “MBWA” in their classic book In Search of Excellence. Just as intuition once tricked us into believing that the world was flat and the sun rotated around the earth, it is a flaw of human nature that most leaders are mistaken in their assessment of the engagement and alignment of people they lead. They don’t recognize employee…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • New assignment - focused on employer branding leveraging social media

    Gautam Ghosh
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:47 am
    Here's an update - I have joined Flipkart as Director - Talent Branding. In this role, I would be driving the Talent Branding initiatives of Flipkart across various talent segments. I would also be responsible for creating, enhancing, maintaining virtual presence of Flipkart's Talent Acquisition team through channels like career site, job portals, and social platformsHere's the coverage on Social SamosaAnd yes, I have relocated to Bangalore and looking forward to my third stint in the city :)If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com…
  • HR Director salaries in India

    Gautam Ghosh
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:26 am
    So I was poking about the Payscale site yesterday and discovered this chart about HR Director salaries in India reported by 260 individuals apparently with that designation.Human Resources (HR) Director Salary (India)Compare your salary. Get a FREE salary report »My first thought, some thing is wrong.Yes, it is a crowdsourced report and there can be people overstating their designations (and as someone pointed out) maybe smaller firms gave fancier designations and low salary.But the low end and the median look too low - or maybe the data is skewed. What do you think?If you want to talk to me…
  • "Like" my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/HR.Blogger - 2000 and counting

    Gautam Ghosh
    11 Dec 2014 | 2:18 am
    In case you don't know, I operate a Facebook page called, er, quite unimaginatively "Gautam Ghosh" where I share interesting news and updates linked to HR, the future of work and careers.So if you want to be updated about what I am reading and finding interesting these days - just head over to that page and "like" it :)At the most I post twice a day - and with Facebook's algorithms working the way they are, it's likely you might not even see an update :) If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page |…
  • Top 50 HR Blogs to read in 2015

    Gautam Ghosh
    10 Dec 2014 | 6:18 pm
    The folks at HR Software Insight compiled a list of top 50 HR Blogs to read in 2015 and this blog was listed there :)Yeah, that makes me happy :)Go ahead check out the list - there are many high quality blogs that you might love subscribing to ! If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • The collaboration code. #ihrchat in the news

    Gautam Ghosh
    2 Dec 2014 | 10:25 pm
    If you're in HR and active on Twitter then you know that there's an active Twitter chat called #ihrchat moderated by Tanvi Gautam. Last week the topic was on collaboration and the guest was Essar Group's HR Head Aadil Malia.Tanvi then also wrote an article recaping the chat for Mint. And yours truly is quoted :)Gautam Ghosh (@GautamGhosh), a social media HR leader, noted how the archetype of the lone creator was a myth, yet organizations often didn’t reward collaboration. Ghosh shared the way to an information and image management model that lays out the life cycle of…
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    Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

  • Give Your Personal Brand More Visibility with Blogging

    Susan Gilbert
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Having a great website and social media marketing strategy for your brand is a good start to building an audience. But in order to effectively build a list and establish authority in your market, it is important to have a consistent flow of content. Does your personal brand need a blog? Whether you are just starting out or need to build on your existing audience great content can help bring in more sales and showcase your expertise. Today a personal brand should be blogging on a regular basis, and sharing that content across its social media channels in order to become a trusted and reliable…
  • Three Mini Ways to Spend Your Time

    Jeff Shuey
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    The Intersection of People and Process What do you do when you find yourself with a few minutes of downtime? Where downtime can be anything from waiting in line for something, waiting for a meeting to start or just being out and about on any given day. Most people these days point their heads at their electronic devices. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can take these mini moments and put them to good use. With a little planning and forethought your mini-moments can lead to maxi-returns. How often have you walked into a room – whether it’s at the office, at a store or even at your…
  • Use Facebook Custom Audiences to Increase Your Brand’s Sales

    Susan Gilbert
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Facebook advertising is a great way for personal brands to immediately start building exposure. Since the program began in 2004 there have been a lot of changes along the way. Today there are a variety of options to choose from to help target the right market. Many brands and businesses advertise on Facebook as a way to promote their content and attract new leads. But what about the conversions after someone has clicked on the ad? This can be a challenge for most campaigns, but there is a solution. Welcome to Facebook Custom Audiences, which is a newer program introduced by the social network…
  • Networking: Your New Year Cure for the Career Blahs

    Richard Kirby
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:30 am
    Another new year is just around the corner. And if you are part of the 15% of workers who a Gallup poll says are underemployed or the 53% of workers who a Conference Board survey says are not satisfied with their current employment, perhaps this is time to dust off your networking shoes and get out on the dance floor. Networking can be just what the doctor ordered. Most people know that networking can be the most important tool to help you increase you income and generate new career opportunities. Thoughtful networkers know how to leverage this tool and get what they want.
  • What Hiring Managers Look for in a Resume

    Skip Freeman
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    What is the typical comment made by someone who is currently employed and decides it may be time to investigate other career opportunities? It usually goes something like this, doesn’t it? “I am going to dust off my résumé, shoot it out to a few ‘headhunters,’ send it to some online postings and see what happens.” If seeking out a new position in 2015 is one of your career goals, and you intend to take this rather lackadaisical—and largely ineffective—approach to your new job search and résumé, then you need to seriously re-think your approach. While there may have been a…
 
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    Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch

  • Video: Revisit the Career Compass Regularly from Career Compass: Finding Your Career North

    Douglas E. Welch
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:03 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.      Finally, with the Career Compass, one of the things you need to do is revisit it regularly. Once a quarter. Once a month. At least every 6 months. Sit down — this is work for you. Working the Career Compass is work for you. This is something you are doing for yourself. Not for anybody else. And it’s deserved work. It’s important work that you need to do for yourself. Sit…
  • Video: Don’t forget how to change from “Transition as the New Normal” with Douglas E. Welch

    Douglas E. Welch
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:11 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.    Transcript: Another scary part about this, of course, too, is stability, as we all know, is fragile. It’s not always there. It can change overnight. If you aren’t constantly exercising your transition muscles — if you will — if you aren’t constantly out there looking for change and engaging in change and looking at opportunities and being aware o them and…
  • Video: Make your own carefully considered decisions from “It’s Your Career, After All”

    Douglas E. Welch
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:36 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 make your own decisions. We let people make decisions for us way to often. Whether it’s our spouse, our family, our co-workers, our boss, whatever, we let people make decisions for us too often. And that leads nowhere, for you personally. I don’t know if you have ever heard of it, this is kind of…
  • Archive: It’s Your Career After All — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

    Douglas E. Welch
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:07 pm
    It’s Your Career After All From the Career Opportunities Archives… Lately, when asked to describe Career Opportunities I have found that I can better describe it by what it is not. Career Opportunities isn’t about resumes, interviewing, climbing the corporate ladder or many of the topics covered in more typical career forums. I figure that there are plenty of places you can go to find that information, including one of my favorite podcasts, Manager Tools. Read this entire column – It’s Your Career After All Listen to this Podcast Enjoy this podcast? Consider a…
  • Video: A Career for the 21st Century, not the 20th from Career Compass: Finding Your Career North

    Douglas E. Welch
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:41 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.      We’ve come a long way, but we are still carrying with us a lot of baggage from the 1950’s and the 1960’s. I would caution you to those ideas that you have in your mind and perhaps that we inherited from our grandparents or our parents and reevaluate them in the light of the 2000’s. Because it has changed so much. The invention of the Internet alone has dramatically…
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    JobMob

  • The Top Job Search Articles of 2014

    Jacob Share
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:32 am
    Over 50 of the most-viewed job search blog posts this year. This roundup is brought to you by The Economist’s Online MBA Fair: If you could ask a business school admissions officer any question about the MBA process, what would it be? Connect with business schools like Darden and Yale at The Economist’s Online MBA Fair. Attend for your chance to win one of several MBA scholarships. Register now for the online event taking place Feb 3-5 and learn how to become the most competitive candidate possible. These were the most popular, most viewed and in some cases, most shared, posts of…
  • The Most Unbelievably Popular JobMob Articles of 2014

    marie
    11 Dec 2014 | 11:16 am
    What almost a million people enjoyed most on JobMob this year. Important: have you taken the 2014 JobMob Census yet? It only takes 2-3 minutes. PLEASE TAKE IT NOW (it will open in a new tab/window) Top 10 Most Popular New JobMob Articles of 2014 These articles were all published in 2014. The list is ranked according to pageviews, where 1) had the most views. For the 3rd year in a row, almost half the list was contributed by guest bloggers. #10 is the one I’m most proud of, but #7 is my favorite in the list. 10) 35 Resume Filenames Recruiters Won’t Respond To What if you’re…
  • Older Job Seeker? Stop Making These Mistakes Immediately

    Jacob Share
    4 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    5 problems that older job seekers struggle with unnecessarily. Are you making these mistakes too? It’s ok, they’re all fixable. Important: have you taken the 2014 JobMob Census yet? Only takes 3 minutes, and this article is a direct result of what was requested in the responses. I’m really listening! Take it now (will open in a new window/tab) 1) Focusing on what worked in the distant past This is normal. It just isn’t helpful. Whenever you need to do something again, it’s natural to try what worked last time. But what if your last job search was 10 years ago or…
  • Top 50 Freelance Marketplaces Online

    Jacob Share
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    The most popular FREE freelance marketplaces on the Web. Most of the sites listed here are free to use in their most basic form both for freelancers and employers, however some of the sites have fees for at least one party and most of the sites have paid premium features. Each site is listed with its specialties and main language when not English. 1) odesk.com – general 2) Elance.com – general 3) freelancer.com – general   4) Envato Studio – general 5) 99designs.com – design 6) peopleperhour.com – programming, design, administrative tasks, accounting, PR 7) mediabistro.com…
  • Do You Also Have a Fear of Success?

    Jacob Share
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    I had a revelation recently. New years The end of the Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest always coincides with the beginning of the fall and Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year. Growing up in Canada, my dad the businessman would also talk about the beginning of the fiscal year. Any way you put it, it’s a good time to take a look back at what you’ve accomplished in 12 months and what you can accomplish in the next 12. The recent look back was troubling for me, to say the least. The just-completed guest blogging contest was a resounding success and helped revitalize JobMob, but…
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    Bob Sutton

  • 12 Books That Every Leader Should Read: Updated

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

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

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

    Bobsutton
    5 Mar 2014 | 8:14 am
    Huggy Rao and I continue to be focused on the launch of our new book Scaling Up Excellence.  But every now and then i can't resist doing something different  I got an email the other day from Harvard Business Review writer Karen Dillon. Here is what she asked.  After reading it, I realized that it is such a hard question that I could use some help:   I'm working on a guidebook on the topic of office politics for HBR. It's a highly practical guide, part of a popular HBR guidebook series providing solutions for real-world problems. Each chapter…
  • Why Big Teams Suck: Seven (Plus or Minus Two) Is the Magical Number Once Again

    Bobsutton
    3 Mar 2014 | 9:28 am
    I also posted this piece over at LinkedIn this morning.  It offers a simple lesson, but one that is often disregarded, and in turn undermines the team and organizational performance, creates dysfunctional conflict. and weakens social bonds.  In 1957, British naval historian and management satirist Northcote Parkinson painted a cynical picture of a typical committee: It starts with four or five members, quickly grows to nine or ten, and, once it balloons to 20 and beyond, meetings become an utter waste of time – and all the important work is done before and after…
 
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    Bigg Success

  • Santa’s Personal Branding Expert

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

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    The starting point of BIGG Success is part gratitude, part discontent. Find out why in this BIGG Success Show Podcast. The starting point of all BIGG success is a paradox. We’ve become convinced of... [click to read more]
  • The Problem with Network Marketing on LinkedIn

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

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

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

  • Current Searches as of November 26, 2014

    Harry Joiner
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:08 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 - Sr. Manager of Digital Experience (Chicago, IL) - Full write-up NEW - Manager, Web Analytics (Rockaway, NJ) - Full write-up NEW - Director of Ecommerce (Lexington, MA) - Full write-up NEW - Ecommerce PHP…
  • 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

  • 10 Search Engines That Couldn’t

    Merrill Cook
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:06 pm
    Image Source It wasn’t long ago that the doors to the top of the search engine race were wide open. Before Google, Bing, and Yahoo! controlled almost all of search and advertising a host of unique search engine ideas were created. Some have survived, others acquired and shut down, and some ideas have resurfaced with the backing of a new century’s technology. Check out this winding tale of 10 search engines that just couldn’t make it.
  • 10 Celebrated Business Leaders Struck Down While In Their Prime

    Julian
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Image Source The business world is fraught with risk. Market destabilization, unexpected losses and bad decisions, for instance, can all prove devastating to even the biggest company or richest entrepreneur. Rarely, though, are these risks life-threatening. While the following ten business leaders successfully overcame corporate challenges to rise to the top of their respective organizations, each was tragically struck down in their business prime, and their deaths were felt on both personal and professional levels. One was a tech entrepreneur responsible for the world’s best-known…
  • 10 Most Successful Business-Savvy Graffiti Artists Ever

    Julian
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:17 am
    Image Source Forget Vincent Van Gogh and start thinking Damien Hirst; after all, not every artist dies without a penny to their name. The following graffiti artists, for example, have shrewdly capitalized on their street credibility, parlaying their popularity into significant cash windfalls through various business ventures, collaborations and commercial releases. Their output ranges from vinyl toys and phone accessories to an Oscar-nominated documentary; and collectively they prove that through art it’s possible to make money – a lot of money, in fact. Read on for ten of the world’s…
  • 10 Most Business Friendly Cities in the US

    Merrill Cook
    5 Dec 2014 | 1:37 pm
    Image Source The third year of Thumbtack.com’s business friendliness survey is now online, and now that there are a few years of results, we thought it was a good opportunity to build some memory into their survey findings and see what the results were. The survey draws on data from over 12,000 small business owners and ranks states and metropolitan areas in terms of overall business friendliness, ease of starting a business, ease of hiring, regulations, health & safety, employment, labor & hiring, tax code, licensing, environmental, zoning, and training & networking…
  • 10 U.S. War Heroes Who Became Incredibly Successful Businessmen

    Julian
    2 Dec 2014 | 11:40 am
    Image Source Making it big in business is no easy feat; a lot of blood, sweat and toil is often required to reach the top. Perseverance, smarts and skill are all key – yet notwithstanding such effort and ability, when success is achieved, the financial rewards can be great, with personal fortunes sometimes amounting to hundreds of millions or even billions of dollars. The following ten figures have all climbed to the summit in their respective industries and made a pretty penny along the way. However, great wealth aside, they each have something else in common: their status as military…
 
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    Career Hub

  • Then Life Got in the Way

    billiesucher
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:49 am
    Last week I attended a celebration of life service for a very special man. It was a sad, sad occasion. Even though it was stated by a family member that the service was to be a celebration of life, I...
  • Career Transition: If You Can Take It, You Can Make It!

    billiesucher
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:52 pm
    Let’s say you are going through a nasty divorce and your lawyer (and/or soon-to-be ex) advise you that you need to “get a job” – a “real one.” Let’s say that you have been a stay-at-home Mom for 30 years,...
  • A Thanks + Giving 2014 Story

    billiesucher
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    Flying home from Charleston last evening, the stranger next to me asked me what I did for a living. I told her and we talked about our careers for a bit. The conversation moved from occupations to Thanksgiving. I told...
  • Mayor Menino's Little House: Musings on Money and Career

    Jean Cummings
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:51 am
    Mayor Menino in front of his home in Hyde Park section of Boston Boston and Masschusetts were honoring the life of Mayor Tom Menino last week. It is said that he had met 60% of Boston's residents and had had...
  • Great Question From A Job Seeker

    billiesucher
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Are you…. an internationally renowned E X P E R T? a nationally-recognized expert? a world-leading expert? a world-famous expert? a world-class expert? the world’s most influential expert? a thought-leadership expert? a self-styled expert? a leading-edge expert? a subject-matter expert?...
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    The Chief Happiness Officer Blog

  • Celebrate those who help others

    Alexander
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:05 am
    I’ve previously mentioned New York-based company Next Jump and the great culture they’ve created. One of their practices that really inspires me is that their most important and prestigious employee award is not given based on performance but based on who helps others the most. In the video above you can see their 2014 ceremony – it is both brilliant and moving.
  • Gigs galore

    Alexander
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:43 am
    Today I fly to New York to do a workshop for a client and over the next 3 months I’m also speaking in Reykjavik, Istanbul, Ljubljana and possibly Paris. Woohoo :)
  • High CEO pay

    Alexander
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:59 am
    High CEO pay does not attract good leaders, it attracts expensive leaders. Not the same thing at all.
  • Webinar + slides: Leading With Happiness

    Alexander
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:47 am
    I just completed our latest webinar – this one is called Leading With Happiness – and  the video is live and available right here: It’s 30 minutes long. If you want my slides, get’em right here. We believe that there is a new style of leadership emerging – one that focuses more on doing what’s good for employees and customers than on short-term profits. A form of leadership, in short, that has happiness at its core. Topics: What does happy leadership look like? How do you do it in practice? How can managers themselves stay happy in their careers? What are…
  • How to be a workplace rebel

    Alexander
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:36 am
    My speech from this year’s Meaning Conference in Brighton just went live. It’s 11 minutes long and you can watch it right here: I personally feel this speech was pretty rough – it is the very first time I’ve spoken about this particular topic and it shows. But I’m very passionate about inspiring more people to say “NO” at work and will be refining this message further. The web site I mention in the speech is live and you can go on there now and get a ton of tips on quitting your job.
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    Lindsey Pollak Career Blog

  • Millennials’ Effect on the Workplace

    Lindsey Pollak
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    The way millennials relate to work is changing the way we all approach life on the job. As more employers look for ways to recruit millennials, they’re making changes to the way they relate to all generations of employees when it comes to work styles, benefits, flex time and more. This week I bring you […] The post Millennials’ Effect on the Workplace appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • How to Be More Productive in 2015

    Lindsey Pollak
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:41 am
    Thanks to everyone that commented and shared my last post – I loved hearing about all of the ways you are staying productive this holiday season. With the New Year right around the corner, many of you may already be making resolutions to be more productive in 2015. That’s a great first step. But the […] The post How to Be More Productive in 2015 appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • Millennials Want Leadership Development — Is Your Company Offering Enough?

    Lindsey Pollak
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Aon Hewitt recently released its annual list of Top Companies for Leadership, highlighting the importance of leadership development as a foundation for business success. Developing leaders is especially important for organizations that are looking to attract high-potential millennial employees. These young workers are interested in joining organizations that are willing to develop them and boost […] The post Millennials Want Leadership Development — Is Your Company Offering Enough? appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • How Employers Can Attract Talented Millennials

    Lindsey Pollak
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Attracting Millennials to your organization can be a bit of a challenge. This generation of employees is looking for a wide variety of opportunities from potential employers, including rotational programs, coaching, mentoring and community service. To remain competitive today and into the future, you’re going to need to attract talented Millennials to your organization. To […] The post How Employers Can Attract Talented Millennials appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • Top Tips for Staying Productive on the Road During the Holidays

    Lindsey Pollak
    1 Dec 2014 | 1:25 pm
    Thank you to everyone who commented and shared my previous post about recommended items for staying productive on the road. For my next piece of Hyatt Place Seamless Travel Series advice, let’s talk about some tactics to add to your holiday travel toolkit. I’ve crowdsourced some suggestions that readers have shared over the past few […] The post Top Tips for Staying Productive on the Road During the Holidays appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
 
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    HR Daily Advisor

  • Top 10: HR Daily Advisor 2014 Year in Review

    Stephen Bruce, PhD, PHR
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:38 am
    As we reach the end of 2014, we take a look back at some of your favorite articles. Here’s a list of the top 10 posts on the HR Daily Advisor website this year. ‘My Exempt Employee Has No PTO but Needs Time Off’ PTO banks can be a great way to simplify time off requests. They can also be a way to ensure that salaried employees do not take advantage of their salaried status and take time off without boundaries. However, when poorly administered, PTO can cause employees to lose their exemptions. ‘I am appalled’ by SHRM/HRCI Brouhaha (Talk-Back) We got a large number of comments…
  • Tips for Preventing Fraud in Workers’ Compensation Claims

    Bridget Miller
    19 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Most employers understand the benefits of workers’ compensation insurance. If an employee is injured on the job, the insurance kicks in to pay for the medical bills and at least a portion of the lost wages while the employee recovers. The employee doesn’t have to fear losing his or her livelihood after reporting the injury, so there is less incentive to keep injuries quiet. The employer doesn’t usually have to fear negligence lawsuits (except in extreme cases) for simple work injuries. (In the past, these suits were the only way for an employee to get bills covered, so they were much…
  • Most Unusual Holiday Gifts Exchanged at the Workplace—2014 Edition

    Elaine Quayle
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s that time of year again for CareerBuilder’s annual holiday survey that asked workers to share the most unusual gifts they’ve received from a coworker during the holiday season. While many gift-bearing workers stick to more traditional holiday offerings, such as ornaments and candy, others get a little more creative with their definition of the word “gift”: A box of Hot Pockets® A chess piece (just one piece, not a set) A fire extinguisher A voucher for a free lawn game at the coworker’s own invention A turquoise leather vest Zombie action figures A Ziploc® bag of coffee…
  • HTHJ Managers? They’re Sending Your Best People Packing

    Stephen Bruce, PhD, PHR
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:50 am
    Do you have managers who say to their employees, “You should be Happy To Have a Job”? That mindset isn’t going to do it, says Consultant Ron Katz. With that attitude, your best people are out looking. Retention is going to be a focus for next year, says Katz, who is with Penguin Human Resource Consulting, LLC. He offered his tips at BLR’s Strategic HR Leadership Summit. Top Management Involvement How should you go about getting management involvement with retention efforts? You do need a high level manager to champion these efforts, says Katz. Don’t try to go in full bore…
  • Fixing Engagement—What to Do

    Stephen Bruce, PhD, PHR
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:57 am
    Yesterday’s Advisor featured Nicole Price’s take on engagement—it has to be coupled with personal accountability; today, her tips for getting your engagement going. Price, with Cy Wakeman, Inc., in Elkhorn, Nebraska, offered her tips at the 2014 Advanced Employment Issues Symposium, held recently in Las Vegas. How to Fix Engagement Here are Price’s tips for getting an engagement program into high gear: 1. Stop surveying the victims. Yes, you have to give the survey to everybody, but get that top 20 percent focus group’s opinion. What should the company do? What do you think…
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    CEO Blog - Time Leadership

  • More Xavier Austen Pictures

    23 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Xavier and I did Google hangouts yesterday.  He is a person of few words.  It means anything he does say has a lot of weight.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++I like the long time (like 20+year) bike law in Idaho that allows cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs.  Lets get that through in Guelph/Ontario.  Good video on it here.+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++On Procrastination:“I like work: it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours.”  Jerome K. Jerome
  • Xavier Charles Estill Austen

    20 Nov 2014 | 3:05 am
    I am once again a proud grandfather.  Mother Laura and baby are both doing well and healthy.Xavier Austen. 5 lbs 15 oz, 19.5 inches, born 19 November 2014 at 1:46 pm.  He arrived about a month early.  He already is trying to be punctual - a skill that will serve him well in life.I am not sure what is with the toque - he lives in Texas and they have no snow.  Perhaps he is just trying to make a fashion statement.
  • Statistical Success Yes - But Long Term Measurements are Tougher

    17 Nov 2014 | 7:23 pm
    The advent of the internet and internet advertising seemed to push a move towards measuring direct results.  Spend $1000 on ads and see if it yields $1000 in results.    Statistically experiment with small tests to see if it pays more to advertise with this catch phrase or that, with green or blue, in the morning or night etc.I am a big believer in split run testing.  Try multiple experiments to see what works best.  Test on small samples before spending money on larger ones.Measure everything to figure out the repeatable system that yields success.This same…
  • 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…
 
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    The LinkUp Blog

  • Holiday survival guide: Secret Santa edition

    Stephanie Anderson
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:53 am
    The holidays are typically a welcome time of year at any office. The hustle and bustle of closing up Q4 paired with tree decorating, holiday parties and other breaks from the norm can all combine to help people bond and get to know each other outside of the day-to-day routine. In fact, you may be feeling as jolly as Old Saint Nick himself with all the good cheer in the air… until you realize that your workplace does an office Secret Santa exchange. If you’ve never participated in one before, the program works when each person in a group is randomly assigned to shop for another…
  • 10 hot industries positioned to hire in 2015

    Molly Moseley
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:35 am
    The new year is just weeks away. As we look ahead to 2015, many industries have a positive outlook toward growth and hiring. Here are 10 hot industries positioned to hire exponentially in the next 12 months: 1. Health care The health-care industry continues to grow, and many areas have a hiring demand that surpasses the available qualified talent. Thanks to an aging boomer population and a variety of governmental regulations aimed at the industry, this growth won’t slow down any time soon. A few particularly hot health-care jobs include registered nurse, physical therapist and health…
  • “The Economy, Stupid” – James Carville (1992)

    Toby Dayton
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:08 am
    In 1992, James Carville hung a sign in Bill Clinton’s campaign headquarters in Little Rock with the 3 key messages for the campaign. Those messages were: 1) Change vs. more of the same 2) The economy, stupid 3) Don’t forget about healthcare Of those, the second became the defining theme of Clinton’s campaign and the relentless focus on the state of the economy under Bush helped Clinton win the White House that year. Carville’s mantra highlights one of the great truisms not only of American politics, but the American psyche itself. As goes the economy, so goes the…
  • Job search autopilot: How your lazy job search is hurting you

    Stephanie Anderson
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:49 am
    You think you’re doing everything right. You’ve spruced up your resume, you’ve set job alerts and you’ve applied online to as many applicable positions as you can. So why does it seem like it’s taking forever to see any interest? If your job prospects seem depressingly low despite your frequent activity, it can be easy to blame a recovering economy, fierce competition or simply poor timing. But it might not be that simple. The problem could actually be you! So many job hunters think they are doing everything in their power to find a job, but in reality, they are…
  • Purple squirrel hunting: tips for finding the perfect candidate

    Molly Moseley
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:00 am
    A purple squirrel is an elusive job candidate with the exact skills, experience, education and training required for your toughest to fill position. Some would argue they also ride unicorns, save babies from burning buildings and can double your revenue with a single click. Ok, not really, but it is a common recruiting industry term used to refer to the perfect candidate. The existence of the purple squirrel is often argued, and perfect is a strong word, but I am certain those candidates who offer the most, are the hardest to recruit and hire. That’s because they are not only perfect to…
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    Work Happy Now

  • How to Be a Better Gift Receiver

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    13 Dec 2014 | 9:53 pm
    I was called out by my wife, again, for being a “bad gift receiver”. She is right. I need to be more grateful. I got mildly upset because a Christmas gift we received last year was slightly different from the one that was on the list. Same thing, just a different brand. This gift was for my son, and he loved it, yet I’m still complaining about it 12 months later! Yes, I hang my head in shame. Have you ever done this? I play it off as a joke, but the reality is I looked at the gift as a hindrance instead of what it was, a gift. A gift from a place of kindness and joy. I want each…
  • 119 Things to be Thankful for

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Being thankful is one of life’s greatest happiness habits you can add to your life and of course your career. The more appreciative I become the more successful my life seems to be. It’s like the age old question of “what came first the chicken or the egg?” When I listen to interviews like this one from Brian Clark of Copyblogger talking with Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income the more I believe gratitude matters. Just listen to the first 5 minutes and Pat can’t gushing about how blessed he feels. You can see how it spreads through his whole life. If you are anything like me you were…
  • Take the Career Happiness Quiz

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    3 Dec 2014 | 10:53 pm
    Before we jump into the career happiness quiz there are so many different ways a career can turn from good to lousy. Some examples please! #1 Your boss walks up to you to find out about the status of a project. You feel rushed, embarrassed, and exhausted. Your first thought is where is the warning. Then you think, I emailed you 2 times and you never responded. #2 You walked into work and you notice everyone is quiet and it’s Friday. Something is going on, so you ask your co-worker. She tells you that they are calling people in to the conference room. Layoffs. #3 You’ve been working on a…
  • 1,000 Thank You’s a Day

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:40 pm
    I was on my way to the grocery store and my favorite song was on the radio. As I was backing out of the driveway, it ended. I had a rough day. My normally calm demeanor snapped. I freaked out. I hit my steering wheel, yelled stuff I wasn’t proud of, and looked around to see if any neighbors noticed my outburst. Nope. I was alone. I put the car in drive and slowly rolled toward the grocery story, the anger just throbbing inside of me. The thing was there were 1,000 things that went right that day. I had a delicious cup of coffee. My son hugged me. My wife kissed me. My heater kept me warm…
  • 3 Greatest Questions You Can Ask Yourself to Unlock Your Happiness

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:35 am
    A young man took his artwork to the local market. He set up his booth with his paintings of a blue horse. People liked his work, but he never sold much. Each week he would go back hoping for someone to fall in love with his work. One day one of his fellow artist friends stopped by to share a cup of coffee. They joked around and laughed. A man came up to them and asked the artist if he could paint a yellow elephant for him. The artist laughed and said “I paint blue horses. Don’t you like them?” “Yes, but my wife loves elephants and I thought…” said the man.
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    The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss » Blog

  • Dr. Peter Attia on Life-Extension, Drinking Jet Fuel, Ultra-Endurance, Human Foie Gras, and More

    Ian Robinson
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:38 am
    “How do you balance the desire to live longer with the desire to perform well?” (Tweet It) – Peter Attia, MD This episode delves into all types of performance enhancement and tracking — optimizing blood testing, drinking “jet fuel,” training for ultra-endurance sports, consuming synthetic ketones, using metabolic chambers, extending longevity by avoiding certain types of exercise, and much more. Peter Attia is the co-founder and current president of the Nutritional Science Initiatives (NuSI). He is an ultra-endurance athlete, compulsive…
  • Human Foie Gras — A Golden Opportunity

    Tim Ferriss
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:28 pm
    To kick things off, what is foie gras? It can be explained with a short missive from our friend Wikipedia: The California foie gras law, California S.B. 1520, is a California State statute that prohibits the “force feed[ing of] a bird for the purpose of enlarging the bird’s liver beyond normal size”… Former Senator John Burton called foie gras production “an inhumane process that other countries have sensibly banned.” Given this outrage related to mistreating birds, you might be surprised to learn that human foie gras industries are booming.
  • Writing with the Master – The Magic of John McPhee

    Tim Ferriss
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:17 pm
    If I could study non-fiction writing with anyone, it would be John McPhee. He is a staff writer at The New Yorker, a four-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and he won that award in 1999 for Annals of the Former World.  Even more impressive to me, he can turn any subject — truly, any subject — into a page turner. An entire book about oranges? Check. Bark canoes? Done. For as long as I can remember, I’ve raved about his books like a sweaty-palmed fan boy.  Personal favorites include the bite-sized Levels of the Game (about one epic tennis match), Coming into the…
  • Marc Goodman, FBI Futurist, on High-Tech Crime and How to Protect Yourself

    Ian Robinson
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:56 pm
    “The fact of the matter is, back in 2008, terrorists were using search engines, like Google, to determine who shall live and who shall die. I know it’s a black swan event, but when you’re sharing on Facebook, it’s not just the media and marketing companies that you need to be concerned about. When you share openly, everybody has access to it.” (Tweet It) – Marc Goodman [Quick announcement: The Tim Ferriss Show is officially one of iTunes’ “Best of 2014“! Would you or your company like to sponsor the show? Click here for more details.] Marc…
  • Bryan Callen on Eating Corgis (Yes, The Dogs) and Improving Creativity

    Ian Robinson
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:22 pm
    “There are three things you can’t fake: 1. Fighting, 2. Sex, and 3. Comedy.” (Tweet It) - Bryan Callen Alright, this may be the funniest episode yet. Bryan Callen is a world-class comic and prolific actor. He travels the globe performing stand-up comedy for sold-out audiences, and — in his spare time — regularly appears on shows like Frasier, Entourage, Law & Order, CSI, Sex and the City, Oz, The King of Queens, and How I Met Your Mother. Bryan is also INCREDIBLY well read.  Don’t miss the show notes and links below. In this episode, we delve…
 
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    The Change Blog

  • Why You Should Celebrate the Thing We’re Taught to Dread

    Allyson Stroschein
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:37 am
    This blog post is inspired by and dedicated to my mother. “It takes a long time to become young.” – Pablo Picasso At some point in my late 20s I started to dread my birthday. I dreaded signs of crow’s feet, cellulite, and failure in reaching my goals. In fact, I had developed a wide range of fear around aging common to many of us who grew up in Western culture. We are taught to cherish birthdays as children, but at some point that excitement should wane until birthdays become a day of dread. And we should especially rue birthdays ending in zero because there be dragons in a new…
  • 7 Ways to Fall in Love With Life

    Donna Higton
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:19 am
    “I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.” ― Rita Mae Brown In 1999 I was the most cynical, negative and pessimistic person you could ever hope to meet.  My ‘life motto’ was life sucks and then you die.  I was fed up with life, had a job I hated, no money, and I constantly said to myself “there must be more to life than this“.  I was 26.  Luckily, at this point I started actively looking for a better way to live. I found coaches and writer and mentors who showed me that there was indeed ‘more to life’.  One recurring…
  • How Change Creates Fear in Others

    Donna DeRosa
    7 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    “If we don’t change, we don’t grow. If we don’t grow, we aren’t really living.” — Gail Sheehy Have you made any changes in your life recently and been surprised by the reactions from the people you love? Oftentimes when we make big changes, the people around us resist. Years ago I moved to New York City to attend acting school. Besides teaching drama and theatre history, the school also trained us how to speak for the stage in accent-free English. They showed us how to walk with good posture so we could be more commanding on the stage. With enough…
  • A Father’s Legacy – The 5 Life Lessons He Left Me

    Hilary Neiman
    4 Dec 2014 | 6:13 am
    My Dad was a phenomenal parent, the kind that should have had a hundred kids because he was just so darn good at it. He had this gift for turning any ordinary event into a teaching point. Leave it to him to turn even his battle with cancer into opportunities to impart his wisdom. Maybe he knew he wasn’t going to win his fight so he chose to leave me with as much counsel as he could in the time he had left, or maybe that’s just the way he was. In any event, he left me with five invaluable lessons I’ll carry with me the rest of my life – lessons on how to live every day – no matter…
  • How to Work With Your Strengths, Not Against Them

    Kathryn Hall
    2 Dec 2014 | 6:12 am
    “Find your own ‘sweet spot’. Take your talents and enjoy them, share them, expand them.” - Kofi Awoonor I sometimes wonder how I survived the first 10 years of my career. Caught in a circle of jobs that didn’t fulfill me, I was so drastically out of sync with who I was, where my desires lay and what my natural born strengths were that it’s hardly surprising I spent most of my early career feeling drained and unhappy. I’d somehow found myself applying to jobs where I had to work with people constantly, organise busy events, give presentations to rowdy teenagers, and work…
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    Alexandra Levit's Water Cooler Wisdom

  • Interview with Amy Jo Martin on Innovation

    Alexandra Levit
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Innovation looks good on paper, but few established organizations are able to make it happen in practice. When I interviewed Digital Royalty’s founder Amy Jo Martin, the bestselling author of Renegades Write the Rules, she explained why the effort pays off. Alex: Companies talk a good game about being innovative, but few actually make it happen. Why do you think this is? Amy Jo: Because it’s hard work. It’s extra work. It takes more time and energy to think differently, test new ideas, try to sell them to everyone involved and stand your ground against the…
  • Are You Down with OPG? (Other People's Goals)

    Alexandra Levit
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Most of us over age 30 remember the song OPP from the 90s. The acronym stands for “other people’s problems,” etc. Lately, a lot of professionals in my world have been focusing too much on OPG – or other people’s goals. I’ll share a personal example. For the last several years, I’ve come across a lot of people wondering why I don’t expand my business. When I was called by a Washington firm that wanted to help me get on the GSA schedule and build my firm to a multi-million dollar enterprise, I declined the opportunity. Some thought I was crazy. Here’s the thing. I’m an…
  • Honing Your Entrepreneurial Skills: Productivity

    Alexandra Levit
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Given that I recently moved into a new office and it’s the end of the year, I thought that now would be an ideal time to tune up my productivity as a small business owner. My enhancements fall into four categories, including built-in exercise, time-saving office equipment, efficiency apps, and streamlined processes. Built-in Exercise My holiday gift to myself this year was a treadmill desk. The desk allows me to easily get in 10,000 steps a day without having to schedule in a trip to the gym or even a walk around the neighborhood. Now, Alyson Shontell at Business Insider used a treadmill…
  • Being Too US-Centric is a Missed Opportunity

    Alexandra Levit
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    A recent McKinsey study found that while global U.S. companies only account for less than 1 percent of all U.S. companies, they earned 25 percent of total U.S. gross profits. But although internationally-minded firms are bigger and more successful, too many organizations don’t set their sights beyond our own country – hampering their growth and overall potential. Global operations offer organizations a slew of benefits, from establishing new markets for mature products and services and reducing dependence on an American customer base to boosting sales during slow…
  • Interview with Scott Stratten on Customer Service

    Alexandra Levit
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    Along with his partner Alison Kramer, president of UnMarketing Scott Stratten recently hosted a podcast on too-good customer service. Apparently, it is possible to go overboard, and this can leave an impression just as bad as poor service. The discussion got me thinking about the rarely discussed nuances of an effective customer service interaction, such as being complimentary without being too ingratiating, and developing rapport without TMI. Here’s what Scott had to say when I asked him how to manage this issue. Alex: Do you believe there’s such a…
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    Minnesota Headhunter

  • LinkedIn Survey: Top 25 Skills Of 2014

    Minnesota Headhunter
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:52 pm
    LinkedIn crunched a bunch of data and came up with The 25 Hottest Skills That Got People Hired in 2014. It needs to be noted that this is comes from their users and what recruiters are searching for on their site. This explains why healthcare, retail and other skills are not listed. I am not surprised that a majority of the skills listed below are technical in nature. With marketing related skills in second. For my recruiter and workforce planning friends this may give you some idea of what demand and competition is like. LinkedIn notes four trends: STEM, Data, a second language (although not…
  • Call Me… I’m Never Too Busy

    Minnesota Headhunter
    18 Dec 2014 | 9:37 am
    I have had what started as a couple, and now grown to quite a few, comments the past months similar to: We had some recruiting we needed help with and knowing how busy you are we called someone else We have been Twitter friends since 2009 and when I needed some advice on my last job search I wanted to reach out to you but I know how busy you are I wanted to bring you in and talk to our executive team about how you use different tools for recruiting but I saw your calendar on the blog and I didn’t think you would have time for us so I didn’t contact you We have time to recruit but now so…
  • Minnesota Startup ToggleGreen Seeking A UX Designer

    Minnesota Headhunter
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:48 pm
    Who do you know who is a freelance Designer looking for nights and weekend work for equity in a startup that could, if interested, turn into a full time role? I am on the Advisory Board of ToggleGreen and we are looking for a Designer. We have about 30 hours of work from now (Dec 15th) until Jan 1st and another 50 or so hours through January. We don’t have a formal job description: -No hand holding -assertive, confident -warp speed ramp up/onboarding -flexible and a great communicator This will have 30 hours of design work by the 1st. Most of the assets are done. We have a basic style guide…
  • The Nerdery Launches A Software Engineering School

    Minnesota Headhunter
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:45 am
    Good news from The Nerdery today as they announce the launch of Prime Digital Academy (Prime). This is the Twin Cities third code school or bootcamp like venture. Concordia University announced their bootcamp in September, Coding Bootcamp To Launch In Minnesota. There is also the FUSION program with MnSCU and Advance IT Minnesota. There have been a number of other conversations locally and across the Upper Midwest about the creation of these schools. I’m not shy about it… I am a big fan. Companies continue to complain about the “War for Talent” and a “skill set shortage”. Many of…
  • Join The Minnesota Headhunter Group On LinkedIn

    Minnesota Headhunter
    12 Dec 2014 | 11:42 am
    I’m not a New Year’s Resolution kind of guy, I do a theme, but I usually have a couple of “things” I want to get done in the next year. Thinking about 2015 one of those “things” is to help my friend’s network with each other. I’ve had a number of conversations the past months where someone said something like: I was having an issue with a non compete and I ended up with some bad advice. And I was thinking if I had known I would have sent them to Teresa Thompson (disclaimer, she’s my wicked smart attorney). My sister was looking for a senior level position with Minnesota non…
 
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    Keppie Careers

  • Make the most of the cold weather to job hunt

    Miriam Salpeter
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    For those of you dealing with cold, or even arctic temperatures, the winter months can be particularly challenging for job search. Just as you winterize your car and experts advise packing an emergency winter weather kit when you travel, you can also prepare your job search for the next several winter months. Consider these tips to avoid stalling out on your job search plans. Bring your networking inside. Who wants to trek outside to networking events in the dead of winter, when it’s dark before dinner? It’s tough to get motivated to attend glad-handing events when you’re…
  • How to Create an Optimized LinkedIn Profile, part I

    Miriam Salpeter
    4 Dec 2014 | 3:20 am
    Can you believe 2014 is almost over? If you planned to land a new job or start a business this year and haven’t gotten around to it, 2015 is right around the corner. Are you waiting for your plans to come knocking on the door? Something most people forget is that change doesn’t happen until you take the first step. If you want to find a new job, but have been procrastinating about optimizing your LinkedIn profile, updating your resume or looking for job descriptions that interest you, it’s unlikely a job is going to come knocking on the door. On the other hand, if you HAVE…
  • You can land a job in December

    Miriam Salpeter
    3 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    You think the holidays are a great time to kick back and take a break from your job search. “No one is hiring now, anyway.” Think again! Year after year, research shows December can be a great month for landing opportunities, so it is a big mistake to take a break now. Here are six reasons to ramp up your job search at this time of year. 1. Companies sometimes “find” money they need to spend at this time of year. Wouldn’t it be nice to suddenly discover money you didn’t know you had? That happens more often than you think at large companies. They realize…
  • Thanksgiving Networking Tips

    Miriam Salpeter
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    Do holiday parties leave you hapless and hopeless? Maybe you’re between jobs and not really feeling the spirit? Don’t despair and let it ruin your Thanksgiving and holiday season. With a little preparation and the right attitude, you can turn festive occasions into opportunities for you to meet new allies for your job search. Follow these tips to turn your not-working into effective networking at any event.  You know you’re going to be seeing lots of new and old friends and family members this holiday season, so you may as well make the most of the season to improve your…
  • How to work your office holiday party

    Miriam Salpeter
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    If you’re gainfully employed, this time of the year likely means you are obligated to attend at least one company holiday party. Now is the time to prepare. Why should you care? Jessica Hagy, author of How to Be Interesting (In 10 Simple Steps), and the blog “Indexed,” notes, “Interesting people build social capital, which is another way of saying that they’re valued by others. Interesting people are befriended, hired and retained far more easily than their boring counterparts.” You don’t want to be considered boring, so prepare to conquer the holiday…
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    JibberJobber Blog

  • Getting Started on JibberJobber

    Jason Alba
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:59 am
    A common question I’ll hear is “I’m on JibberJobber, Now What???” Okay, not in those exact words… but one day there might be a book with that very title! (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, check out my first book title: I’m on LinkedIn – Now What???) Anyway, we’ve put together various resources on how to get up and running with JibberJobber.  There is a getting started guide on Slideshare here.  Because I continue to hear the question, though, I’ve decided to use the Focus Fridays as an opportunity to record video of…
  • Five Browser Tips To Make JibberJobber (and everthing) Better

    Jason Alba
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:58 pm
    Did you know you can now see recordings of our Focus Friday recordings?  One of my favorites was kind-of-but-not-really JibberJobber-related, where I share five browser tips.  You can see this one here.  You can see all Focus Friday’s I’ve been recording here. And, since I hate to watch a video that I could just see a summary list for, here are the five things I show in the video (times are estimates): How to use your URL bar as a search bar… this is really cool and I use this all the time. (00:00 –> 2:17) Control-F to search on a page (2:18 –> 5:12)…
  • Work On The Right Things

    Jason Alba
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Many of you know I have tried to blog every work day since I started this blog, almost nine years ago.  That makes for a lot of blog posts over the years! I got to the point where I couldn’t really focus on anything until I had my blog post written.  Many of them are from the heart.  Many of them share what others might consider “secrets” of a successful job hunt. In the last couple of years I’ve missed a day here, and even a week there.  I started to miss consistently. I would usually miss if (a) I was on the road, or (b) I was working on a heavy deadline. The way…
  • Paul in Minnesota: 22 Levels Deep…!

    Jason Alba
    5 Dec 2014 | 8:54 am
    On this morning’s Focus Friday webinar I was astounded to read a comment from Paul in Minnesota about how many levels of connections he reached before he landed his job. Some context: on many of my webinars, I’ve repeated one of the greatest things I learned in my own job search, which is that you find your job leads from your third and fourth degree contacts, not from your first and second degree contacts.  This is such a profound concept…. the idea that as we develop relationships with people, we continually ask for introductions.  More often than not, you won’t…
  • Martin Yate: Build A Career Management Database From Your Social Networking Leads (stay organized)

    Jason Alba
    3 Dec 2014 | 8:59 am
    I recently read this article posted on LinkedIn by Martin Yate: IS YOUR USE OF SOCIAL NETWORKING FOR JOB SEARCH PRODUCTIVE? In the article, Martin (who you may have heard of before – he has authored a number of best selling career books (in the Knock em Dead series)), has a section titled: Build A Career Management Database From Your Social Networking Leads I want to share some of what he wrote, and my thoughts: >> Building a career management database on your desktop now, and nurturing it over the long haul, is a critical component of your long-term survival and financial…
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    Laurie Ruettimann » Laurie Ruettimann -

  • Friends at Work

    ruettimann
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    I just told a reporter that I might still have a job in human resources if I had friends at work. That feels true, on the surface, because I always had more enemies than buddies. Work was a hassle, and nobody liked me. I came back from getting married, and only one person congratulated me. I looked around and thought, my god, these women are monsters! I know two things to be true now that I’m a little older and calmer. Nobody wants to befriend a toxic whiner who hates her job. Nobody wants a needy friend. Trying harder to be “likeable” only made it worse. I also know that,…
  • “Volunteering for My Homeowner’s Association”

    ruettimann
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    I remember being a punk-ass 22-year-old kid and laughing at people who included “volunteering for my homeowner’s association” on their resumes. That’s so lame. Who puts that on a resume, right? Well, since that time, I’ve bought and sold a few houses. While some homeowner’s associations are full of fundamentalist weirdos, my neighbors are okay. Well, as much as I know about them. I keep my distance. I don’t have children. I don’t want to be that weird woman at the 4th of July party who is a little too friendly with the elementary school kids.
  • HR Technology Trends in 2015

    ruettimann
    17 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    I just leafed through a report on “HR Technology Trends for 2015″ that made me laugh so hard. Apparently, everything is going So+Lo+Mo … because we live in an episode of Silicon Valley. I can’t wait to tell the teacher in Indianapolis or the oil worker in Billings that 2015 will be the year when their employer invests in recruiting, onboarding and talent management platforms that are social, mobile and local. I am sure most American workers would say thanks but no thanks. You can take that capital investment and give me a decent raise, instead. Let me be the first to…
  • Leadership Trends in 2015

    ruettimann
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    There are some days when I think leadership is about character. Then there are some days when I think leadership is all about developing unique skills and exercising adept, creative thinking. But after having spent time around leaders in 2014 — and appointing myself as leader of a merry band of miscreants in the HR consulting world — I know that leadership goes beyond articles in Fast Company and Forbes. Here are my thoughts on leadership trends for 2015. Diversity Matters I always tell my clients, “You can’t grow if you don’t know.” You think your company…
  • HR Holiday Gift Ideas: Wearable Wellness Devices

    ruettimann
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:45 am
    I am the proud owner of a Nike Fuel band that I never wear because it’s too big on my wrist and looks like a Lindsay Lohan tracker device. Also, I don’t need a device to tell me that I don’t get enough sleep or sitting is the new smoking. That’s what blogging is for! If you are looking for a way to tell your husband that he needs to lose ten pounds or reduce his cholesterol, here are some holiday gift ideas. The Microsoft Band has all sorts of nifty features like a heart-rate monitor, a microphone, and perspiration sensors. Steve Boese and I were on a panel, recently,…
 
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    Great Leadership

  • The Currency of Relationships

    18 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Guest post from Erica Peitler:Today all work involves engaging and collaborating with others. If you lead anysize team and relationships are a problem for you, your plans will most definitely derail. Be attentive and ensure that your relationships are built on solid foundations and that you continually nurture them over time.Build Your Relationship Currency with Three Building Blocks:    Establish Credibility    Be an Authentic Messenger    Demonstrate GravitasEstablish Credibility Relationships in business are often first established in forums…
  • 50 Ways to Develop Leaders

    17 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    I've been writing a series of posts over at About.com Management and Leadership covering use of the 9 box performance and potential matrix for succession planning and leadership development.The latest installment is how to use the 9 box to diagnose development needs and come up with "box appropriate" development ideas:50 Ways to Develop Leaders Using the 9 Box Performance and Potential Matrix  Others in the series include: 8 Reasons to Use the 9 Box Matrix for Succession Planning and DevelopmentHow to Use the 9 Box Matrix for Succession Planning and Development  7 Ways to…
  • 7 Ways to Assess Leadership Potential

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:21 am
    There is more than one way to skin a cat, or in this case, to assess for leadership potential using the performance and potential 9 box matrix.Read my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership Development to find out how.  
  • 7 Traits That Indicate You Might Not Be Leadership Material

    11 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Guest post from Rosalinda Randall:Are you ready to consistently set a good example? Can you be engaging, good-humored, tactful, available, considerate, courteous, honest, reliable, and understanding, every day, all day? Being an effective leader is a task not everyone can do. At least not without guidance from mentors, experience, desire to think of others first, and the will to absorb his or her staff’s positive and negative traits. Are you leadership material? 1. Unpredictable moods: If you have some sort of “mood/behavior disorder”, please seek medical assistance. You may not be…
  • All About the Performance and Potential Matrix

    8 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Regular Great Leadership readers are already familiar with the performance and potential matrix, otherwise known as the "9 box".In case you'd a refresher, I'm writing a series of posts on the 9 box over at About.com Management and Leadership.Here's part one and two:8 Reasons to Use the 9 Box Matrix for Succession Planning and DevelopmentHow to Use the 9 Box Matrix for Succession Planning and Development  
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    The Accidental IT Leader

  • How IT Leaders Can Use Humor To Become Better Managers

    drjim
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    It turns out that humor helps you to become a better managerImage Credit: Karen Lee Colangelo As IT managers we are always looking for ways to develop the IT manager skills that will allow us to become better. We’ll take classes, read book, and consult with peers. Our ultimate goal is to discover the IT manager training that will allow us to do a better job of connecting with the members of our team. If we can figure out how best to do this, then we just might stand a chance of being able to turn our team into a high performance team. Now just exactly how should we go about doing this?
  • How To Manage Employees Who Are In Remote Locations

    drjim
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    IT Managers can’t let distance keep their teams apartImage Credit: Richard Gould Managing a team of IT professionals is hard work when they all spend all day in the office with you. Transform this cozy scenario into the modern distributed workplace and you get a completely different scenario that you may not have the IT manager skills to deal with. Now you’ve got a much bigger challenge on your hands. What’s an IT manager to do? Trust Your People As an IT manager, it can be all too easy for us to get caught up in trying to decide how we’re going to get the most out of…
  • IT Managers Need To Know: Is There Such A Thing As Safe Social Networking?

    drjim
    4 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    You can never be too cautious when it comes to social networkingImage Credit Congratulations IT Manager: the world that you are operating in has become a lot more complex lately. What this means for you is that you’re going to have to determine what the new rules are for being successful in this world are and how to maximize the importance of information technology for your IT team. One area that is going to require a great deal of study on your part is the complex world of social networking: what is permitted and what is going too far? The Problem With Social Media As an IT Manager,…
  • Secrets To Building Great IT Teams

    drjim
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    IT managers are going to want everyone on their IT team to play nicely togetherImage Credit As an IT manager, you can only be as good as your team allows you to be. This means that you are going to have use your IT manager skills and invest your time in making your team as good as you possibly can. Even if you can commit to doing this, the next question is just exactly what should you be doing to make this happen? Building A Better Team Your team is not going to be in a position to support you if you don’t have the right team in place. This all has to do with team dynamics – how well…
  • How IT Managers Can Manage Millennials

    drjim
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Managing millennials requires IT managers with special skillsImage Credit IT managers are working in a unique time. We have three very different generations working on our teams and the way that we go about managing them has to be quite different – do you have the IT manager skills that will be needed to do this?. In addition to the Baby Boomers and the Gen X workers, more and more Millennials are joining our teams. These workers require a special management style from IT managers… Forget It It’s not really very fair, but Millennials have been getting a bad rap even before they…
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    Mary Elizabeth Bradford - The Career Artisan

  • Why Do Dropouts Do Better?

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:05 am
    I often work with very successful C level execs who are concerned they don’t have their college degree but they have made their companies hundreds of millions of dollars. I think this explains a few things… Elizabeth Holmes owns 50% of her company, Theranos and has become the youngest billionaire. Elizabeth Holmes left Stanford University […]
  • Top 10 States for Hidden Job Leads…TX, FL, NC, CA, OH, MI, AZ, NY, IN and TN.

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:51 am
    Learn more here: 1. Texas – 67,754 new job announcements  http://jobs.careercloud.com/hidden/job-leads/in-Texas/ 2. Florida – 62,128 new job announcements http://jobs.careercloud.com/hidden/job-leads/in-Florida/ 3. North Carolina – 55,464 new job announcements http://jobs.careercloud.com/hidden/job-leads/in-North%2BCarolina/ 4. California – 54,613 new job announcements http://jobs.careercloud.com/hidden/job-leads/in-California/ 5. Ohio – 51,539 new job announcements http://jobs.careercloud.com/hidden/job-leads/in-Ohio/ 6. Michigan – 42,600 new job…
  • 50 Best Places to Work in 2015, Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    10 Dec 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Glassdoor has announced our seventh annual Employees’ Choice Awards, honoring the Best Places to Work across the U.S. and the UK. Winners were determined by the people who know these companies best — their employees. #1 “Great people, great values” The benefits and care of employees is obviously world class, and compensation is almost unmatchable. […]
  • The C-Level Executive’s Quick Start Guide to LinkedIn

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Why would a CEO, COO, CMO, CFO or other CXO need to have a LinkedIn profile? That is a good question. Many very high-level / high-visibility C-level executives don’t have a LinkedIn profile. Perhaps this is due to concerns about overexposure. While I certainly understand that concept, the opportunity to leverage your network – whether […]
  • Executive Job Interview Tips: Where Do You Want to Be in 3-5 Years?

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:01 pm
    “So, where do you want to be in three to five years?” This is one of those “trick” interview questions that answered wrong, could tank your candidacy rankings. A general rule of thumb when interviewing is that you always want to answer trick questions with short answers. The reason is twofold: You don’t want to […]
 
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    CAREEREALISM.com

  • This Christmas Movie Can Help You Find A Job For Next Year

    Ryan Niessen
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:59 pm
    My wife and I LOVE Christmas movies. The classics, like The Grinch, Christmas Vacation, and Home Alone are some of our favorites… Related: 3 Steps For Transforming Your Passion Into A Career (Though it’s hilarious to think that Home Alone wouldn’t exist in modern day times. The 10-yr old kid would have a cell phone and call his parents right away. They’d figure out a plan and live happily ever after. My, how the times have changed…) But you have to hand it to the creators of Rise of the Guardians – the new-ish Christmas movie starring the Easter Bunny, Santa, and Jack Frost…
  • 7 Ways To Sniff Out The REAL Company Culture

    Tracey Parsons
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:36 pm
    You read the job description and get so excited. It is exactly what you want in your next career step. You talk with the recruiter and everything seems aligned. You prepare for the interview, you ask good questions and you get good answers, you think you got this nailed. It is as good as it seems, then you start and, a month later, you realize that it isn’t what you thought it was and you feel trapped. Related: 3 Sneaky Ways To Research A Company You can’t quit after a few months because you don’t want to be a job hopper. You regret your decision and wish you had done things…
  • Networking Hack: Don’t Forget Anyone’s Name Ever Again!

    Ariella Coombs
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    We’ve all been there: You’ve been introduced, you KNOW this person, and it’s your responsibility to introduce them to someone else. But you can’t remember this person’s name for the LIFE of you. And so begins the super awkward and uncomfortable moment that we all dread so much. How embarrassing. Related: 5 Quick Tips For Better Listening Skills Why is it so hard to remember someone’s name when you first meet them? Because for many of us, when we’re introduced, we’re so focused on saying our own name that we don’t even bother listening to the other…
  • How To Handle A Hostile Work Environment

    Dorothy Tannahill-Moran
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Sometimes terminology is used in our culture that gets adopted and used, but it isn’t being used correctly. “Hostile Work Environment” is one of those terms you hear, but it may or may not be true to the legal definition. Related: How To Improve Office Relationships That’s right, when it comes to this term; we have laws about hostile work environments and with the law comes a legal definition. It’s good to know the difference, because depending on what you are really talking about, your potential actions could be very different. To quote About.com: “A hostile work…
  • Are Your Work Expectations Realistic?

    Dorothy Tannahill-Moran
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Expectations. We all have them. Our expectations motivate us and drive us to do things both good and bad. We might expect a great time at a party or expect to get bored at grandmas. We have all sorts of work expectations. We have expectations of our peers, our boss, our company, and even our customers. Related: Want Career Happiness? Identify Your Top 5 Desires Our expectations serve us like a yard stick where we kind of measure people both ahead of time and after an event. We think we know what to expect of others and ourselves, so we check to see if all of that expectation is missed or met.
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    Kontrary by Rebecca Healy - Career, Money, and Life Advice

  • The Top 10 Skills You Need to Become a Success

    Rebecca Healy
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:27 am
    Success comes from the mastery of a core set of skills that can be applied to any position, field or company. When you practice and strengthen these skills in your work, you’ll rise to the top. Over at US News today, discover the crucial talents you need to launch your career. Read it here.
  • 10 Things Successful People Never Do

    Rebecca Healy
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:38 am
    You know successful people create goals and rise early, but what about the things they avoid? In order to have good habits, you have to get rid of the bad ones. Over at US News today, I share ten things you’ll probably never see a successful person do. Read it here. Update: this post was also featured on Yahoo! News here and MSN here.
  • The Double Edge of Job Comfort

    Rebecca Healy
    19 Nov 2014 | 9:25 am
    When you’re comfortable in your job, it can be both a blessing and a curse. Job comfort can mean security and career advancement, but it can also mean boredom, depression and existential crises. Over at US News today, I talk about the pros and cons of settling into a job. Read it here.
  • What’s Your Verdict?

    Rebecca Healy
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:54 am
    Have you guys been listening to Serial? Ryan and I started this weekend, and only have two episodes before we’re caught up. I am a podcast fanatic, but Ryan and I don’t usually listen to podcasts together. I had to convince him that this would be worth it by telling him that everyone else is listening too, and now he is hooked. It’s such a different experience to sit together and listen to something versus watch a screen. After every episode, we check in on our respective verdicts – innocent or guilty? It’s so good. (Make sure to listen to the episodes in order,…
  • The Back-Up Plan

    Rebecca Healy
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    I have a set of simple daily practices that I do every day. They are things like run, floss, write, read, kiss Ryan, meditate, take my vitamins.  Some of these things, I have done my entire life. Some are new. But they all have the same thing in common: the back-up plan. There seems to be a lot of shame around the back-up plan. Like, you didn’t get your first choice, so you have to be resigned to the runner-up. You have to settle.  But when I build a new habit, or put a new goal out in the Universe, I always think about the back-up plan. Here’s how it starts. I take myself down the…
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    TotalPicture Radio

  • WIN. How to Succeed in the New Game of Business

    Peter Clayton
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:50 am
    Shark Tank meets HR, Recruiting and the interview process. International business leader Roger Harrop, speaker and author reveals his approach to auditioning job candidates, and much more! Don't miss this one.
  • Aligning Strategy and Sales With HR Leaders

    Peter Clayton
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:35 am
    According to Harvard Business School professor Frank Cespedes, that gap between your company's sales efforts and strategy? It's real-and a huge vulnerability. How HR Leaders can help.
  • Twitter is Not a Strategy

    Peter Clayton
    2 Dec 2014 | 4:05 am
    In a cultural climate saturated by technology, HR and talent acquisition professionals have focused their energies on creating newer and more digital methods of promoting their employer brands, with the fear that if they don't embrace "Big Data", they will fade into obscurity..
  • Best Recruiter Program

    Peter Clayton
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:17 am
    The Candidate Experience has been recognized as an integral part of a talent acquisition strategy. As the demand for talent intensifies, more companies are realizing there's a real cost to the lack of communication with candidates.
  • Case Study Retained Executive Search

    Peter Clayton
    24 Oct 2014 | 5:17 am
    Behind the Scenes: An in-depth look at the how and why of a executive search.
 
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    Who's and What's Concerning Your Career

  • Is job-hopping still an issue that job-seekers need to address?

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:37 pm
    Staying within jobs for only a few months or maybe a year is a serious issue for employers looking for quality employees. For those who can’t commit to an employer for more than 12 months, be prepared to be overlooked for prime roles. Companies exert big bucks to train staff as part of the on-boarding ...
  • Resume Touch-Ups in 15 Minutes or Less

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:00 pm
    How often do you think someone should “touch up” his/her resume? Career progression and other factors vary from one individual to another; therefore, how often a resume is updated should be each individual’s choice. Continued changes in job titles or employment tasks are indicators the resume should be updated more often, but in cases where a ...
  • The one tip I would whisper into the ear of all job-seekers …

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Don’t always believe what you read about resumes. Changes in job search throughout the last several years have dictated how resumes should now be written and presented — and when you factor online resume advice can sometimes be generic and outdated, jobseekers can find themselves disappointed after following the wrong advice. Make sure the resume writer ...
  • Is Resume Page Length No Longer Relevant?

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    9 Dec 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Questioning resume page length is an age-old question that really should be put to bed, and let me tell you why… Have you heard this advice: “Your resume shouldn’t be more than 1 page in length.” Really, do you believe this? Make the one-page “argument” to some college grads, and you’ll likely get plenty of nodding heads ...
  • How do I network and job search while I’m employed full-time?

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    7 Dec 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Networking should never be a laborious task; so just “pecking at the process” can make all the difference in the world. For those pinched for time, connecting with recruiters, colleagues, and former acquaintances is a task that can be passed on to a secretary, friend, or spouse. Also, avoid connecting with everyone and anyone — ...
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    Sweet Careers Consulting

  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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

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

  • Nadim Naaman – Going MAD in the West End

    Michelle
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:10 am
    This Christmas, go MAD for new songs from our talented West End stars! A previous interview from Joe Davison explained the new Christmas album in aid of the Make A Difference Trust (MAD). I spoke to one of the West End singers, Nadim Naaman featured on the album. Could you tell us who you are […]
  • Joe Davison – Going MAD for Christmas with West End Stars

    Michelle
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:52 pm
    Like so many people, I love listening to Christmas music but occasionally I get tired of hearing the same songs over and over, year after year. This year, you have the opportunity to purchase a new and original Christmas Album written and sung by some of our favourite West End stars which will also aid […]
  • The Buffering Series Finale – A Review

    Michelle
    13 Dec 2014 | 4:39 am
    On 26th April 2012 an actor from Glee (Curt Mega) and a group of his friends released a pilot episode for their web series called Buffering, about Ben Little, an out of work actor whose last show was cancelled. He therefore decided to make a web series. Glee fans flocked to watch it and over […]
  • Curt Mega – The Buffering Finale

    Michelle
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:51 pm
    I have been privilaged once again to talk to Curt Mega about his epic web series, Buffering. After episode 5 garnered more than 50,000 YouTube viewers, the excitement in preperation for episode 6, the Buffering season finale has been palpable. What has made this show so popular, why and in what way has it changed […]
  • Brittany Belland – A New Buffering Beauty

    Michelle
    7 Dec 2014 | 11:48 pm
    If you are a frequent reader, there is no way that you could avoid seeing stars from the web show Buffering, from Curt Mega (Glee) to the writer Mike Tobias. The latest actress to appear in the show, Brittany Belland makes her debut appearance in the finale episode which is due to be released on […]
 
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    Dan Erwin

  • Giving Employers What They Really Don’t Want

    Dan Erwin
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:14 am
    Sometimes what we think other people think is not what they think. Michael Barnes and Bob Sternberg studied the extent to which partners in an intimate relationship understood what each other wanted. What the study revealed was that people in intimate relationships don’t know very well what each other wants. Research also reveals that same problem between colleges and businesses. Here’s what educators think employers want: --Students who have readily transferable job knowledge and skills. Especially professional skills. --Students who have had access to the best and most famous scholars…
  • Six Deep-Smart Accomplishments for Generations X and Y

    Dan Erwin
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:20 am
    In a recent column alluding to research revealing that ages 82 to 85 are among the happiest years of a person’s life, David Brooks takes issue with its “deterministic” emphasis. He’d rather think that people get better at living through effort, skill and mastery. I can’t agree more. So I intend to surface his six issues that make life much better and apply them to Generations X and Y. Why wait until you’re an octogenarian for a happy, good life? Start with Aristotle’s unique theory of ethics. Aristotle doesn’t see ethics as following a list of moral rules. He believes that the…
  • The Magic of Networks: Bigger Is Not Better!

    Dan Erwin
    1 Dec 2014 | 8:29 am
    It's not about size, but about quality. Rob Cross often reminds us that it's not what we know, but whom we know.  The fact is that those of us with top-drawer networks are dealing with a lot of magic.  As Cross writes in an HBR Blog, there's a great deal of difference in networks.  Work since the 1970s shows that people who maintain certain kinds of networks do better: They are promoted more rapidly than their peers, make more money, are more likely to find a job if they lose their own, and are more likely to be considered high performers. The secret,…
  • Thinking Ain't Everything

    Dan Erwin
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    “Many people would sooner die than think. In fact they do.”                --Bertrand Russell “Why is talent getting harder to find?” Just a few months ago, one of my long term clients, a managing architect, asked that very question. He’d been through the experience over the past two years of hiring 3 new architects, only to gradually let them go because of their ineptitude. But architecture has no unique grip on the problem. The evidence for failure for newly appointed and promoted executives…
  • How Women Can Use Anger To Their Advantage

    Dan Erwin
    12 Nov 2014 | 7:33 am
    Over the years women and their emotions have taken a beating in the workplace. You know the accusations: women are shrill, emotional and teary.  Having worked with some very tough females over the years, I've never been willing to believe all the malarkey about women and emotions.  I've also noticed a lot of those emotions to be typical of men.  However, whatever your experience or beliefs about women and emotions, current research indicates fairly clearly that women can often benefit from the use of anger. Most of us are familiar with the anger antics of…
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    thehiringsite.careerbuilder.com

  • Does Higher Compensation Always Attract Better Candidates?

    Ioana Marinescu
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:00 am
    If you are not getting the right candidates, one of the first things you may be thinking is: “I need to pay more!” This makes a lot of sense: if you are paying less than your competitors, why should qualified candidates choose you? However, if you are one of the highest-paying companies, you may be attracting “vulture” candidates, i.e., those who are in it for the money and nothing else. This kind of candidate may not perform as well, may jump ship if they find a higher paying position, and may even damage the company’s culture. So, does higher compensation always attract…
  • 3 Hot Workplace Trends for Talent Advisors in 2015

    Laurie Ruettimann
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Whenever I read an article about new trends in human resources or the workforce, I am reminded that there are no new ideas in art, pop culture or HR. Everything is a remix. But it’s the end of the year, and while everything old is new again, I do see three hot trends that talent advisors ought to know about in 2015 and beyond. 1. WAGES WILL RISE. The Great Recession is over. We are in the middle of unprecedented economic growth, and low wages will no longer be tolerated by talented people who need to feed their kids and save for retirement. It never felt good to give your talented…
  • 4 Resolutions for Finding Top Talent in 2015

    Susan Ricker
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:46 pm
    This is the year you change your momentum and make a big impact, connecting roles to top employees who are going to get things done. This is the year you conquer hiring challenges and acquire highly skilled, in-demand workers. And to do this in 2015, these are the four resolutions you should embrace. 1. Give applicants specific directions. Every hiring manager has seen this resume — the one that looks like it originated in 1985 and hasn’t been updated since the applicant graduated high school. Because a stale resume can turn you off to an applicant, avoid the time-wasters and request…
  • This is It: Your Chance to Tell Us What You Want in 2015

    Amy K. McDonnell
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:23 am
    To Our Beloved Readers, Since we launched The Hiring Site several years ago, we’ve grown up a bit, learned quite a lot, and managed to squeeze in references ranging from Dirty Dancing to Mindy Kaling — and everything in between — into our writing. Along the way, we’ve strived to bring you the best, most up-to-date content on recruitment issues and challenges that matter to you — but that doesn’t mean we can’t do better! Now’s your chance to fill us in: Tell us what’s important to you by taking The Hiring Site’s end-of-year survey, and help us make…
  • 3 Steps to a Performance-Driven Culture in 2015

    Laurie Ruettimann
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    No one goes to college with a plan to rent cars when they leave. Most kids go to school to become the next Mark Zuckerberg, Sophia Amoruso or Ariana Grande. They scoop up liberal arts degrees with a minor in basketweaving and wonder, “What’s next?” What’s next isn’t Silicon Valley or Hollywood. It’s working in a real job. If you are lucky, it’s working for Enterprise Holdings, Inc., which is the parent company of brands such as Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent a Car. We motivate our employees to provide exceptional service to…
 
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    Harrison Barnes

  • You Do Not Necessarily Need a New Reality

    Harrison Barnes
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Lately I have been coming across a lot of Indian gurus. In fact, a few months ago, I had one speak at my house. I also happen to live directly next door to a house owned by a well-known Indian guru. Several times a week this guru’s followers come by and maintain his yard and do all sorts of work around the property. In addition, I see these white-robed Indian gurus walking around my community of Malibu, California, regularly. Just a few days ago my wife saw the actor Owen Wilson walking around with one of them. These Indian gurus have been in favor for a long time. Even the Beatles had…
  • Your Ultimate Goal: How You Can Find Job Security

    Harrison Barnes
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    One of the worst things that can happen to people is getting fired from a job with no notice whatsoever. It can be devastating to lose your source of income unexpectedly, especially in a contracting economy. Losing a job can color our perspective on the world and our future. Going forward, we have a difficult time allowing ourselves to ever feel secure again. We believe that things can change in an instant and that we might be suddenly out of a job again. This fear of sudden job loss is something that many people who have been terminated from jobs carry with them throughout their careers. The…
  • How to Choose a Recruiter Based on Recruiting Style

    Harrison Barnes
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Every recruiter’s individual style has certain merits. However, there are recruiters who are truly exceptional at what they do. Choosing an exceptional recruiter is even more important in a bad market because the methods he or she uses determines if a candidate will find employment. As the CEO of a recruiting company, I am constantly astonished by the methods many recruiters use. We train our recruiters very carefully to recruit in a certain way and we are always very aware of how they are performing. I have been in the recruiting industry for a long time and I have certainly come to…
  • The Most Important Thing You Can Have Is Faith

    Harrison Barnes
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Several years ago I was practicing law, and over Christmas I went home to Michigan from Los Angeles for a one week vacation. At the time, I was also a law professor and I had brought a stack of papers to grade with me. For several days I read paper after paper. After about a day, it occurred to me I was unhappy with my life. I was unhappy with my job. I did not like where my life was headed and what my career was like. At the time I was making a very good living and doing everything I thought I should be doing. But I was not happy. For the next few nights I had a lot of difficulty sleeping.
  • Never Stop Improving

    Harrison Barnes
    17 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Even when a bird stands still, we sense it has wings. — Anonymous The meaning of this to me (and it may be different for you) is that you can choose to be whoever you want to be in this life. You can constantly be improving and you can take yourself to another place if you have the ambition to do so. This is a wonderful thing. And the fact is, you do have the ability and the power to do this. You can be whoever you want to be in this life. I have met so many extraordinary people in my life. I have met people who barely finished high school, who went on to become great success stories. I…
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    WorkingKind

  • On kindness, change and creative fellowships

    admin
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:57 am
      My creative work lately seems like the wind, powerful but invisible. I have not written much for Quartz or the Washington Post, and my...
  • Small daily servings of thankfulness

    admin
    27 Nov 2014 | 5:40 am
    One November, I posted thankfulness each day on Facebook: one or two persons, moments or things. The idea came from a high school friend, Willow, who...
  • Troubles unearthed here

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    Greetings readers, I am sorry to report that my WorkingKind blog has been experiencing issues related to spam and capacity. So I have not been...
  • Why “Fire the jerk” makes offices finer places

    admin
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:05 am
    By Vickie Elmer “Fire the jerk.” Yes, it’s that simple.  Tell that one spoiled, self-absorbed, always chattering or energy-sucking individual to pack up and begone. Your...
  • Jobs with wings: Flying from one field to another

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    If you’re the kind who cannot picture yourself staying in one industry for years, you may want to become an accountant or a human resources manager....
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    careerdoctor.org

  • What to Say, Ask in a Networking Situation

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

    Randall
    7 Dec 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Anonymous writes: I have a BA in political science and soon will complete a MA in political science. My chosen career path is to become a political analyst. I can find no resources for that field. Can you to direct me to anything helpful? Also, how would you suggest I go about entering the field? The Career Doctor responds: As I tell all my visitors who are still in college, your best source for career information and contacts is the professors in your school – and, specifically, in your political-science department. Since you’re in a master’s program, in theory, you have two…
  • It’s Best to Include Months with Resume Dates

    adminCD
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Nikki writes: When you state the dates for each employment period on a resume, is it OK to just use the full years (e.g., 2006-2008) or should you specify the month as well (e.g., June 2006 – Nov. 2008)? I’ve been struggling to figure out what is better and more effective from the reader’s point of view. I graduated undergraduate in 2008, and I’ve heard people say that it depends on how long you’ve been working for, but I wasn’t sure if that was true or not. The Career Doctor responds: Many job-seekers use just years, but my partner, Katharine Hansen, found…
  • Lack of Experience and Lack of Skills: 3 Steps to Get on Track

    Randall
    16 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Loretta writes: I live in a small, closed community, and across the river is a big city. I got my BA in art eight years ago and have been working in fast food instead of in my degree field. I have been searching for all kinds of art jobs but have been turned down because I either don’t have the computer knowledge or the work experience in the art field. I have tried starting my own freelance business with out success either and had to return to fast food as a means to survive. I just taught myself HTML (even though I already knew BASIC and some computer skills) and still get told that I…
  • He Needs a Physically Less Strenuous Career

    adminCD
    11 Nov 2014 | 11:02 pm
    Richard writes: I’m 50 and have been in the trade of automotive repair, including race-engine building, auto restoration, electronics, and general service. As the years go by, my poor older body is saying stop. Everybody is telling me I should stay in my present trade, but I have an urge to do something else at this point. My question is – having developed skills in many areas and being capable of demonstrating them in a professionel way, what type of career should i focus? How would I be able to help myself in discovering where I fit, and where would my transferable skills be of…
 
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    Quintessential Resumes & Cover Letters Blog

  • A Storied Biography: This Sample Can Help You Write One

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

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

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

    adminQRCL
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:14 am
    Third in an occasional series featuring a collaboration between Quint Careers and Jobscan, a service we support because of the wide knowledge gap among job-seekers regarding preparing resumes for employers’ Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). The series aims to tell you exactly what you need to know – with the help of Jobscan – about resume content and formatting – to increase the chances your resume will be selected by the ATS software and then considered by human beings. This article addresses the product of a particular ATS vendor, SmartRecruiters. Several companies supply Applicant…
  • Your Resume Should Tell a ‘Hero’s Epic’ Story

    adminQRCL
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    Guest Post by Debra Wheatman What type of story does your resume tell? It is a “fish out of water” tale in which you do not seem to be a good match for your target job? Is a sad tale of woe with twists and downturns? That career story is not likely to take you to a happy place. What readers want is a hero’s epic. They want to read about your exciting rise to greater responsibility, solving problems along the way, and overtaking the competition through innovation and diligence. The Importance of your Career Story A career story paints a picture in the reader’s mind…
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    Movin' On Up

  • Tis the Season to Be Aware of Conveyor Belt Hazards

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:53 pm
    During the holiday season, many products are being sorted and moved around facilities by conveyor belts. Because these machines can cause injury if used incorrectly, it’s a great time to be reminded about the hazards associated with conveyors and how you can stay safe on the job. Know the Pinch Points Although the tops of conveyor belts are flat and don’t appear to present extraordinary risks, the areas where the belt meets the rollers are serious pinch points. No matter how much slack a belt may appear to have, it’s always heavy and dangerous. In fact, thousands of hand and other body…
  • Overcoming a Tough Job Search

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:35 am
    More than six years after the Great Recession, there are many people still struggling to find work and provide for their family. Last month’s U.S. jobs report shows that 2.8 million people have been unemployed for more than six months. Maybe you’re a part of the group that has struggled to find work for a long time, or perhaps you’ve been on the job search for less time, but haven’t had any leads or positive news on the prospects of work. This is undoubtedly a tough time, but it’s important to remember a few things during your difficult job search. 1. This won’t last forever. It…
  • The Off-Season Road to Success: Tips for Living a Peak Performer’s Life

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:17 pm
    What could you do with an “off-season?” If you could take a break from job searching, interviewing, or working, what changes could make in your professional or personal life? How would those changes affect your job or your job search? While actually leaving your job for an extended period of time isn’t always the answer, taking a mental break from work on the weekends and evenings may be. Children in school get summer break, a few months off before school starts again. And, professional athletes get five months off to practice, relax, and make important moves in their career. According…
  • Gift-Giving Guide for Your Co-Workers

    admin
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Tis the season! With the holidays upon us, it’s the time of year when office parties and gift giving abound. It can be stressful trying to decide how to approach gift giving with your co-workers, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are six simple tips to ensure the celebrations stay merry. 1. If you decide to give gifts, know you’re doing it voluntarily. Your decision to give gifts to your fellow co-workers is 100% a voluntary decision. Most people do like to celebrate the holidays, but you may come across someone who doesn’t want to participate in gift exchanges. It could be for a number…
  • Avoid Cultural Gaffes When Dealing in International Business

    admin
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:36 pm
    With technology at our fingertips, studying international business, taking internships abroad, and learning about today’s global marketplace is easier than ever. Ensuring you know how to recognize and respect business dealings of other countries is an important part of the process, so check out this post from guest blogger Heide Brandes. Knowing business etiquette for foreign meetings can help make you a job search star. When the Executive Director of Foreign Affairs for Taiwan presented his business card to me, I took it with both hands, studying the feel of the paper, the type of font,…
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    Executive Resume Services

  • As CEOs Go Out The Door, Who Is Coming In?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Okay, not all the CEOs in the 2014 September CEO Report at Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. are going out the door because they are being booted out, but the report does highlight a rise in the planned CEO departures for September. The 124 CEOs who left their positions represent an increase of 4.2% over the 119 leaving in August. Looking at this report, it is striking to see how many CEO changes there have been in the first nine months of 2014 — 1,009 turnovers were tracked, most of them in the health care industry. What does this mean for executives who hope to move into C-level…
  • 6 Ways To Turn Your Social Media Savvy Into A Career

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:09 am
    Did you know that many businesses are looking for someone to be their Social Media Manager? It’s true — because social media is fast becoming an essential part of marketing and customer relations, companies need somebody to devote a lot of time to doing it right. Scarlett Wilson recently shared the Top 6 Skills Employers Look For In A Social Media Manager on B2C (Business 2 Community) and the list is worth considering: Experience in using social media tools — the more, the better. An analytical mind-set — the ability to use analytical tools to interpret data and…
  • One Fast Way To Evaluate Your Resume

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:17 am
    If your resume is not getting the results you’d expect based on your skills and experience, maybe it needs to be evaluated. All the information could be perfect; perfectly bland. Here’s a fast way to evaluate your resume, and it’s based on the way it will be evaluated when it reaches that VIP looking for someone to fill a position: Pick up your resume and scan it for 30 seconds, then cover it and write down what you remember.  Actually, thirty seconds might be longer than most HR people look at it, but they have developed serious speed reading skills. What do you remember…
  • Are You Making This Hilarious Resume Mistake?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:55 am
    You want your resume to stand out, right? But not when it stands out as a shining example of what not to do on a resume. While there are many ways to make mistakes on a resume, one of the most ubiquitous is the plethora of unnecessary verbiage that accompanies attempts to impress. What??? That was an example of “Resume Speak“, or in more words, the fine art of “utilizing synergies and leveraging paradigms” seen at a popular Tumblr site of the same name. This site is just a steady stream of things said simply then translated into the kind of business-speak that makes…
  • One Simple Way To Avoid Drinking Too Much At Office Parties

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:01 pm
    “Party ’til you puke” is NOT a good career strategy. It can be challenging, though, if you only equate drinking at social gatherings with getting drunk in order to have a good time. It should be obvious that losing control of your actions is going to have repercussions the following week when you are working with these people, but let’s go over the reason for office parties before I share this great way to control your alcohol intake. The Purpose of Office Parties Businesses will provide opportunities for coworkers to get together in a less-business setting because…
 
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  • Precaution to Take to Searching for a Wife

    admin22
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:58 am
    A wife is a woman that you have to spend your entire life with. She should be the mother of your children; the woman you should bedroom, life and everything you have with. In the Christendom especially in Roman Catholic theology, a marriage that is validly constructed is indissoluble meaning that it is only death that will separate the man and woman who are married. It is also believed that husband and wife are no longer two but one. Even in the civil societies, there are some rules guiding marital relationship. It is not a type of relationship you can enter in and call it a quit anytime you…
  • Choose a Wife: Tips

    admin22
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Choosing a wife is not the same thing as choosing a girlfriend. Your wife is a life partner and thus you have to be very careful if you are looking for a wife. Don't just marry any person you see if you don't want to have a broken marriage or rather if you don't want to be a divorcee. Given the availability of many women in the society today, it may be difficult to choose a suitable life partner but it is not impossible. Bear in mind that you can always find a suitable companion if you approach it with utmost careful. Here are some tips to apply in this regard. Make a list of…
  • Twelve Days Traditional Countdown of Christmas: How to Make It Memorable

    admin22
    17 Dec 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Few days from now, the Christmas day which is the long awaited day will be here with us. Some has already started on time to mark the twelve days traditional countdown of Christmas. If you did not start on time, you will find these ideas helpful. Good a thing, Christmas is feast that is celebrated once every year and so you can still make great use of the tips given below on yearly basis during every christmas celebration. Here are some tips to make it great and memorable for your partner.   First day of Christmas You should purchase a box of cereal which your spouse likes very much and…
  • How to Make More Sales During This Christmas

    admin22
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:15 am
    Christmas is a great season and celebration which almost everybody across the globe celebrate. It is a time that most businesses make a lot of sales because many people have a lot to buy this period. Unfortunately, some people are not able to take advantage of this period and make a lot of sales. If you are a business owner, whether you are selling online or not, you should take advantage of this period and make a lot of sales. There are a number of things you should do in order to enhance your sales during this period. Here are some of the things you should do to improve your sales during…
  • Romantic Christmas Idea: Tips

    admin22
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:24 am
    There is no other better time to have a perfect romantic time with your spouse or your lover. It is a great feast which also comes up towards the end of the year and this makes it a perfect time for couple to stay and have nice time together after the toiling of the year. Here are some tips to apply in order to play something great which will ever remain permanent in your people's memory.  Offer an impressive Christmas gift to her As it has been mentioned above, Christmas is a great feast, an extraordinary day of the year and thus it should call for something extraordinary.
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    Ask The Headhunter

  • After 2 big salary jumps, I landed hard

    Nick Corcodilos
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:32 pm
    In the December 16, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job seeker gets two 25% salary boosts and lands hard: Question I left a management job at Company A 16 months ago after ten years. It was becoming uncomfortably similar to the company you refer to in Death by Lethal Reputation. A friend recruited me […]
  • The Magic Resume Calculator: Save 95% of your job hunting time!

    Nick Corcodilos
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:54 pm
    In the December 9, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job seeker asks how to format a resume for best results: Question When you reply via e-mail to a job ad, what is the preferred method of sending a cover letter and a resume? A formatted document, or plain text? Many don’t specify. Nick’s Reply […]
  • Wanted: HR exec with the guts to not ask for your SSN

    Nick Corcodilos
    1 Dec 2014 | 5:32 pm
    In the December 2, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job seeker hesitates to hand over a Social Security number: Question The more I read your columns, the more I realize that the employment process is not just broken. It’s inappropriate and run by people who think they can demand anything from people who need […]
  • 4 Fearless Job Hunting Tips for Thanksgiving

    Nick Corcodilos
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:21 pm
    In the November 25, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, there’s no Q&A. Instead… I used to take a break during Thanksgiving week and skipped publishing an edition of the newsletter so that I could cook, bake, and fill the larder with goodies for the holiday. But last year I started a new tradition and cooked […]
  • The Do-It-Yourself Interview (for managers)

    Nick Corcodilos
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:20 pm
    In the November 18, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, we take a look at what managers need to ask themselves, before they ask job candidates anything: You’re a hiring manager Your human resources department just handed you a list of questions to use when interviewing job candidates. Put it aside. We can do better. The […]
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    Career Sherpa

  • Fix It Friday: No One Said It Would Be Easy

    Hannah Morgan
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:38 am
    Fix it Friday is about helping job seekers overcome their job search woes. Possibly the biggest change you need to know about is how the job search is conducted. The Shift Rather than scouring job boards for openings, ambitious job seekers take a pro-active approach by identifying companies they would like to work for. This target list of companies becomes the focal point for all activities with a high rate of return- networking, informational meetings, outreach and clear positioning. You can learn more about target lists in these posts: How To Find Target Companies for Your Job Search…
  • Top 10 Most Popular Posts from 2014

    Hannah Morgan
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:28 am
    Though the calendar year is winding down, that doesn’t mean you should be winding down your job search! Or perhaps you plan to embark on a new search in 2015. This is a list of the most popular posts on Careersherpa.net from 2014. Notice the theme…social media or social networking, whatever you choose to call it is a great way to boost your job search. I hope these posts give you some ideas on how to spin your search differently. And if you liked any of them, please, feel free to share! Here’s the list in a pdf Top 10 Most Popular Posts from 2014 @careersherpa! Top 10 Most…
  • Summary Sunday: December Job Search

    Hannah Morgan
    14 Dec 2014 | 3:26 am
    Whatever you do, don’t ignore your job search this month. December is one of the best month’s for building relationships and getting the news out about your search. It is also time for your to think about your goals and priorities for 2015. December is a social smorgasbord of events! Think about the holiday events you are invited to this time of year. These events are geared towards getting people together to celebrate. And the people that attend often are in a more generous mood. Sure this is a busy time of year and there is a lot of stuff on people’s plates, but that…
  • So You Want to Work for A Great Employer

    Hannah Morgan
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:27 am
    One question that pops up again and again is, ‘how can I find a good company to work for?’ Let me ask you this. How would you define a “good” company? The answer is as individual as you. But based on analysis of Glassdoor’s 5-star employers, HR technology reviewer Software Advice, compiled some interesting data (and supplied the terrific graphics) that may help you better assess your next move. Don’t Discount Small Small companies top the list of 5-star ratings given by reviewers on Glassdoor. The problem with small companies is you probably don’t…
  • Summary Sunday: What You Need to Know

    Hannah Morgan
    7 Dec 2014 | 4:31 am
    It may not be your top priority to keep up with job search trends, but it IS mine. Changes in job search can impact your success (or failure) in finding a new job quickly. These are 5 things you must know!  This week’s round up of posts comes from my most popular tweets. And I’m not surprised. These were my favorite articles as well. INTERVIEW PREP We could all use help brushing up on interviewing skills. This post by Levo League on YouTern has 5 tips to help you interview better. 5 Ingenious Ways To Prepare for Your Next Interview |  YouTern by Levo League 5 Ingenious Ways to…
 
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  • 7 things to think about in 2015

    michaelpollock
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:44 am
    Oooh! Aren’t we naughty?!  See question 7 below. The following questions have been prompted in the past couple of weeks by many people – some are named at the end of this piece. 1: Are new currencies replacing money? New currencies are proliferating.  We can use them to acquire things and access services, and we can use them as rewards and incentives. These currencies include reputation, sharing, relevance, participation and such.  We’ve all done “freebie” work projects in order to acquire reputation; and we have given the benefit of participation and training to…
  • Three very different creative languages – each one powerful and effective

    michaelpollock
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:51 am
    Selfie with audience by Figaro singer Jose Adan Perez This past week I saw a comic opera from 1816, a very contemporary dance performance and Iñárritu’s terrific movie, Birdman. Each was so different in form and language. Each one of those performances left me thrilled in its own emotionally intense fashion.  This reminds me not only that there are many diverse instruments and languages we can use to get our own messages across – but also that when I expose myself to several of these creative languages my brain is stimulated far more than when it is immersed in just one of these…
  • Which words should you avoid in your resume?

    michaelpollock
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    Heads up: this post appears to be about menus or houses, but don’t be fooled – it’s really about the effectiveness of the language you use in your resumes and pitches. It’s about what words you should avoid, and why. So process accordingly as you read. In Freakonomics, Dubner and Levitt tell us that houses that are pitched as “charming” or “fantastic” sold for lower prices – while houses sold with specific qualities, such as maple or granite, sold for higher prices. Specifics are good – vague generalities are not. According to Dan Jurafsky in The Language…
  • The importance of understanding interdependence at work

    michaelpollock
    17 Nov 2014 | 11:49 am
      A Forbes’ survey reported that “a third of all clients report that they manage over 50 agencies and 22% have a roster of over 100 agencies! Clearly, Forbes was surveying the biggest brands, but having five or six agencies involved in a brand that spends under $10 million annually in measured media is commonplace these days.” (MediaPost) So let’s talk interdependence! But first a tip of the hat to the other side of the coin: independence. According the people who study this stuff, we show our independent selves when we are focused on the need to be unique, authentic and…
  • 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…
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  • Nonprofit VP of HR: Career Guides

    Mitch Corlett
    8 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Who is your competition for that association or nonprofit VP of Human Resources job in the Washington DC job market? When you see a job advertisement, some aspects of the job are obvious. You can envision the kind of work you would be doing, and recognize the new skills you can learn. Maybe you can even take a peek at the 990 tax filing to see the salary of the last person in that job. But you almost never see your competition for the job, or know what truly drives the hiring decision. That's why we're bringing a little transparency to the hiring process, by pulling back the curtain on the…
  • Nonprofit HR Director: Career Guides

    Mitch Corlett
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    Who is your competition for that association or nonprofit Director of Human Resources job in the Washington DC job market? When you see a job advertisement, some aspects of the job are obvious. You can envision the kind of work you would be doing, and recognize the new skills you can learn. Maybe you can even take a peek at the 990 tax filing to see the salary of the last person in that job. But you almost never see your competition for the job, or know what truly drives the hiring decision. That's why we're bringing a little transparency to the hiring process, by pulling back the curtain on…
  • Nonprofit HR Manager/Generalist: Career Guides

    Mitch Corlett
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:37 am
    Who is your competition for that association or nonprofit Human Resources Manager or HR Generalist job in the Washington DC job market? When you see a job advertisement, some aspects of the job are obvious. You can envision the kind of work you would be doing, and recognize the new skills you can learn. But you almost never see your competition for the job, or know what truly drives the hiring decision. That's why we're bringing a little transparency to the hiring process, by pulling back the curtain on the data we’ve collected from our executive searches for Human Resources…
  • Nonprofit HR Coordinator: Career Guides

    Mitch Corlett
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:35 am
    Who is your competition for that association or nonprofit Human Resources Coordinator or Administrator job in the Washington DC job market? When you see a job advertisement, some aspects of the job are obvious. You can envision the kind of work you would be doing, and recognize the new skills you can learn. But you almost never see your competition for the job, or know what truly drives the hiring decision. That's why we're bringing a little transparency to the hiring process, by pulling back the curtain on the data we’ve collected from our searches for Human Resources…
  • Career Development and Advancement Aren’t the Same Thing

    Mitch Corlett
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Most of us still associate career development and advancement very strongly — that the only way to develop your career is to keep climbing up that ladder. We even imply someone’s in a failed career when we say they are in a “dead-end job.” Yet other professions remain satisfied with their jobs, despite minimal available advancement. Such as professors, once they’ve reached tenure.  Or entrepreneurs that opened a small company that they love, but feel no need to forever expand. Or medical professionals – my wife is a physical…
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    Undercover Recruiter

  • #UROpinion What’s the Number 1 Thing You Should Never Include in Your CV?

    Robbie Palmer
    19 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
    This week, we asked you what is the number 1 thing you should never include in your CV? You got back to us saying generally avoid irrelevant information, plus Selfies! Think about the job you’re applying to- do they really need to see your best night-out pictures? Do they need to know the names of […] #UROpinion What’s the Number 1 Thing You Should Never Include in Your CV? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • How to Make 2015 the Best Year of Your Career

    Hannah Morgan
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    There is a lot to look forward to in 2015! Companies continue to add jobs and salaries are expected to modestly increase. This means it’s time to get your search in gear. What three things can you do to make the most of this economic uptick? Set your sights on joining or building communities, niche-ing […] How to Make 2015 the Best Year of Your Career Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • The Traits We Hate: What NOT to Do According to Recruiters

    guest
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
    It is a familiar scene – the candidate leaves the interview asking themselves a thousand and one questions. How did I do? Did I say the right thing? Have I had that bit of food in my teeth the whole time? Regardless of how well a candidate thinks they have done, especially in the early […] The Traits We Hate: What NOT to Do According to Recruiters Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • 5 Steps to Hiring the Right Employee

    guest
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:03 am
    Every company wants the best employees possible; but does every company know how to find the best employees possible? Finding the right employee for a particular job requires an effective system that not only acquires the employee of a company’s choice but also sets the new employee up for a smooth transition into their new […] 5 Steps to Hiring the Right Employee Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
 
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  • The Benefits of Career Coaching

    Martin Buckland
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    © jesadaphorn – Fotolia.com Athletes engage coaches to assist them to win, why don’t you hire a career coach to assist YOU to win your dream job? Coaching brings a significant return on investment, boosting both performance and earnings. A PricewaterhouseCoopers study commissioned by the International Coach Federation found that coaching led to improved self-confidence, crucial during the sometimes long and arduous career transition process. After all, a career move or transition doesn’t happen overnight. In the meantime, you may find yourself working in a setting you do not enjoy.
  • Top 10 Job Search Myths That Are Holding You Back

    Martin Buckland
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    © Bacho Foto – Fotolia.com A job search is challenging enough, without buying into these common myths that can derail you before you even start! December is a bad month for hiring. This is a complete fallacy. December is one of the best three months to find a job, along with July and August. Why? On December 1st, 70% of your fellow job searchers will fall out of the job market, buying into this myth that the hiring process will be winding down. This greatly increases your chances of securing an interview. In my experience, the people who stick it out in December, July and August do…
  • Having a Job Today Doesn’t Guarantee You Will Have a Job Tomorrow

    Martin Buckland
    8 Dec 2014 | 6:37 am
    Martin: “Thank you for connecting with me; may I offer you a free no obligation, no sales pitch resume critique?” Mary: “Thank you for the offer Martin, but I’m currently not looking for a job. In fact, I had my annual performance appraisal just last month and my manager told me I’m one of his star employees.” © Krasimira Nevenova – Fotolia.com If I offered you a free resume critique, would you accept or would your response be more like Mary’s? I offer and conduct numerous complimentary resume critiques each week and am continually shocked at the number of career…
  • How to Use Twitter to Get a Job

    Martin Buckland
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Twitter is becoming a huge platform for communicating succinct, striking and captivating messages – all in 140 characters or less. It affords you the opportunity to display your brand, express your career goals, and share your knowledge within your chosen audience and environment. © sundatoon – Fotolia.com Watch and learn Twitter is also a setting where many corporations are now releasing their crucial business and financial reports, which provide a goldmine for research when performing due diligence into a potential employer. In addition, you can find job listings on Twitter that…
  • Santa’s Resume: Global Gift Giver Seeks Seasonal Employment

    Martin Buckland
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Every year I am privileged to work with the most amazing client who is actively engaged in managing his career and online reputation. Who might that be? Well it’s the Ho Ho Ho jingler himself, Santa! © olly – Fotolia.com With only weeks to go before executing his most demanding annual project, Santa always performs an annual review of his resume. This year, we updated Santa’s executive resume to include his engagement on social media. Santa might be a jolly old fella, but he’s learned to stay current and interact with the Millennial and Gen Z generations on both Twitter and…
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    Impact Interview » Blog

  • The One Interview Question to Evaluate a Candidate’s Ambition and Passion

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

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

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

    lewis
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:16 pm
    Last month, we featured Edmund Lau’s questions to ask after the interview. Today, Business Insider featured some excellent questions to ask after the interview, and I couldn’t resist featuring them below. Questions to Ask After the Interview “If you were to rank all the people who have done this job in the past, tell me about No. 1 and why you would put them there?” “You’ve described this as a place that welcomes innovation. Can you tell me about a time when you failed at something, or when someone else in the organization failed at something? How did the…
  • Questions to Ask After an Interview

    lewis
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:37 am
    Looking for a list of questions to ask after an interview? Edmund Lau featured an excellent list at the end of his Quora post on this topic. I’ve featured my favorite end-of-interview questions from his blog post here: Working at the company What’s your typical work day like? What’s the process of taking an idea you have from an inception and shipping it to production? What fraction of your time is spent building new things versus maintaining old ones? How do product / business / engineering decisions get made at the company? Team culture What’s one thing you really like about…
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    jobs, employment in USA - Careerjet

  • Dedicated Class A Driver - Home Daily

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Trucking Company - Newark, NJ - Call Jenna at 1-800-343-1772.Average $50,000 a year.Fantastic benefits after 90 days.Home daily and weekends off. Requirements:1 full year of tractor trailer experience in the past 5 years or 6 months in the last year3 months in the past 6 months accepted if driving school is wit...
  • Customer Service Representative, Housing Administration

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Los Angeles, CA - USC Auxiliary Services is seeking a retail Customer Service Representative to join its Housing team! Chinese bilingual is preferred. Job Accountabilities: Provides customer service to students, faculty, staff and external customers. Meets customer needs, offers options, reso...
  • GI RN Travel Nurse

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Las Vegas, NV - Seeking GI RN for Travel Assignment, 13 Week Contract, Assignment. Recent GI experience required....
  • Attention Military Veterans - Career As a Professional CDL Truck Driver - No Experience Needed

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:48 pm
    C.R. England - Albemarle, NC - Job Title: Attention Military Veterans - Career As a Professional CDL Truck Driver - No Experience Needed Company: C.R. England Jobid: A2154 Salary: Competitive Job Type: fulltime Location: Albemarle, NC Category: Transportation / Warehouse Description: C.R. England is...
  • Rehab Travel Nurse, RN

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Jackson, MS - Registered Nurse working in Rehab unit needed for 13 week travel assignment. Candidate should have recent experience and must have the following: BCLS required. Excellent compensation and day 1 benefits package awaits the successful candidate....
 
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  • Which Candidates Have the Best Job Prospects in 2015?

    18 Dec 2014 | 1:59 am
    It's hard to believe I'm saying this, but I think it's law students. More specifically: law students at the top schools who have at least decent grades and resumes. And the main reason is simply that there are fewer of them. The ABA announced this week that law school enrollment has slipped further this year, down 4.4 percent from 2013. In the fall of 2014 there were 37,924 full- and part-time 1L enrollees, compared to 39,675 in the fall of 2013.
  • What You Can Do About the Eric Garner & Mike Brown Grand Jury Decisions

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:01 am
    After grand juries declined to indict Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson for the fatal shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen, and NYPD officer Daniel Panteleo for the chokehold death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, tens of thousands of demonstrators have flooded streets across the United States to participate in marches and "die-ins" to protest police brutality and racial profiling.
  • 10 Biggest Workplace Stories of 2014

    17 Dec 2014 | 4:57 am
    It was the year of distressed babies, flash boys, and underpaid women. It was the year of frozen eggs, racist statements, income inequality, and the openly gay CEO. It was the year that Wall Street got soft, and the year that an unknown schoolteacher in China who hatched a company in his tiny apartment became a multi-billionaire in the largest IPO in history. It was 2014. And here are your 10 biggest workplace stories of the year. 10.
  • Are Unions Making a Comeback?

    12 Dec 2014 | 6:21 am
    The past couple of days have brought a rash of headlines about union victories at the National Labor Relations Board-most of which are based on decisions that the NLRB has made that theoretically make it easier for workers to form unions. And most of those articles have been accompanied by quotes from individuals and lobbyists on either side of the debate, touting the rulings either as spelling certain doom for businesses or a jolt in the arm for workers' rights.
  • Can You Believe This Harvard Law Grad?

    11 Dec 2014 | 8:50 am
    When I read this headline in my daily ABA Journal email newsletter ("Harvard law grad claims $4 overcharge on take-out food, seeks treble damages in emailed war of words"), I figured it was just another story about an entitled, strung out attorney who freaked out about some small occurrence in their non-legal life and sent an email that may or may not be an embarrassment to the profession. But I found myself intrigued.
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    CFO Coach

  • A Thankful Heart

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

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

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:55 pm
      Today’s CFO Back in April I wrote an article for Linkedin Pulse about the CFO of today and the marketability of technology CFOs. HP Blogs posted an article about a month ago entitled “Is the CFO of 2020 Ready to Embrace Digital Transformation.” The year 2020 might seem far away, but it is zooming right at us. From a business perspective, CFOs need to be ready. Kuddos to you if you are armed and executing the latest and greatest technology in your finance department, but what about your technology expertise from a career perspective? Your career perspective? Is your corporate…
  • The Chicken or the Egg?

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Which came first? The chicken or the egg? It’s an age-old cliche that still surfaces from time-to-time. And now, we have a similar question from job seekers that is becoming more commonplace as they navigate the ever-changing job search arena. Which do I need first? My resume or my Linkedin profile? Since you need both, the answer – at least from my perspective – is really simple. The resume first. Then, your Linkedin profile. Why you might ask? The long answer lies in my blog post from a few weeks ago, “It’s Not About a Resume,” but here’s the short answer. Your resume – and…
  • Want to versus Have to

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

  • 10 Tips to Stay Productive at Work Around the Holidays

    CareerBuilder
    19 Dec 2014 | 3:27 am
    Getty By Deanna Hartley, CareerBuilder writer As you glance over at the festive decorations and empty cubicles around you during the holidays, trying to stay awake and productive can feel like trying to compete in a triathlon. Here are 10 tips to help you stay productive at work around the holidays when no one's around. 1. Set daily goals for yourself. Write down a list of tasks that you need to accomplish for the day. Keeping something tangible by your side may increase your motivation to cross all the items off your list before you leave for the day. 2. Remember: It's OK to take a break.
  • Playmobil Bank Robbery Toy Captures Annual Holiday Outrage

    Erik Sherman
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:42 am
    The holidays are a time for traditions, but a new one is more the stuff of business nightmares than dreams of profitable sugar plums. The Daily Mail reported that the German toy company Playmobil was criticized for "glorifying crime" with its armed bank holdup set, called "Bank with Safe." A picture of the toy shows a female figure with dark glasses, a bag, and a gun while a grinning bank worker holds out a stack of bills. Call it cops and robbers, only without the police. However, with all the concern from parents and child advocates that the Mail reported, there's something a bit odd. The…
  • How to Revitalize Your Job Hunt

    Miriam Salpeter
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:20 am
    GettyFirst tip: Stopping sitting in front of your computer all day (and all night). When you're preoccupied looking for a job, it's easy to become too focused on your resume, cover letters and applications to the exclusion of everything else in your life. Ironically, this laser focus may actually be preventing you from being successful. In the new year, consider taking the following steps and do something different to help you land an opportunity. Get out of your house or office. There is nothing worse than spending all of your free time at your computer. If you're developing a squint from…
  • How to Make Sense of Employers' Health Care Benefits - or Lack Thereof

    U.S.News
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:18 am
    Getty By Robin Reshwan Tis the season for open enrollment. If you are new to the insurance game, you most likely have until Feb. 15, 2015, to make a decision regarding which health care insurance plan to select. If you have insurance, you probably completed your coverage selection just recently. "Universal health care" certainly has its share of fans and haters. However, should job seekers limit their career searches only to employers who offer medical insurance? Keep these tips in mind as you make sense of today's varied benefit packages: Get informed. Explore the health care exchange for…
  • Holiday Gifts to Give Yourself When Unemployed

    Rhona Bronson
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:31 am
    Getty The holidays are an easy time to fall into depression for the unemployed. Keeping your spirit up is difficult even in the best of times, but the challenges can be especially hard during the holidays. Experts agree that when unemployed it's important to maintain a positive mental attitude and treat yourself well in order to increase your chances for landing on your feet in a new job. The question becomes how: when the weather is cold, the bank account dwindling, and the year is not ending on a high note. Here are suggestions from thought leaders in the field.
 
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  • Caught in a Vortex of Expectations? Listen to Find Your Way Out.

    Dawn Lennon
    29 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    I’ve always had a strong dependency on words. They help me get a grip on the world around me and the nature of people who could hurt or help me. They’ve often saved me from myself. There’s so much going … Continue reading →
  • 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 →
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  • 10 Surprisingly Easy Ways to Retain Your Employees

    Ava Collins
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Hands down, the most important investment you could possibly have in your company is your employees. Are you investing a large percentage in hiring the right employees? Do you have a winning team? If so, employee retention should be your top priority. Here are 10 surprisingly easy ways to achieve it. Develop an employee retention strategy Don’t leave this to the last minute, or go into it unprepared. You’ll be flying blind. The best way to approach this is with your eyes open, with a plan. Narrow down all the variables when it comes to your company and specifically what your employees…
  • #TChat Recap: Creating Positive Organizational Change That Matters

    Meghan M. Biro
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:30 am
    Creating Positive Organizational Change That Matters In our final #TChat Topic of the year, we had a really awesome discussion about the importance of creating positive organizational change that matters. Change is something we all need to get used to in these social times, if we haven’t already. When it comes to the World of Work, organizational change is something that take a lot of persistence to learn how to embrace and make it a part of your business and culture goals. But to do so, you have to accept change so we can begin building a culture that’s constantly being impacted…
  • The Leadership Style That Drives Innovation

    John Scott
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Making the leap into management can be an exciting and challenging time. Switching roles from contributor to leader can be a confusing proposition. You’ve done so great with your job that now you’ve been asked to stop doing it, and instead to start using a different set of skills to supervise a team of people. The kneejerk reaction to the added responsibilities and altogether new situation might be to get out in front of your new team, take on more of the work that you’re already comfortable with, and set up processes designed to your habits and personality. After all, that’s what got…
  • 3 Ways Leaders Create Change Resistance

    Patti Johnson
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Leading a change is different than a basic process or tacking your “to-dos.” Change requires a commitment and belief. It takes hearts and minds. As much as we want it to be, change isn’t a command-and-control effort cascading its way through the hierarchy level by level. Lasting change moves through an organization or community like a virus person by person. I’ve researched the behaviors and habits essential for starting a successful change as shown by people I call Wave Makers. Interestingly, some of the very behaviors and habits that derail a change are those we associate…
  • 5 Tells Your Candidate Might Be Lying

    Josh Tolan
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:30 am
    Liar liar, pants on fire? Not always. In interviews, it can be hard to know if a candidate is outright lying or merely stretching the truth. Do they really mean what they say? Luckily, you don’t have to be the Mentalist to figure out if what a candidate is saying is true. New research indicates most people have good instincts when it comes to spotting a lie. But even if you don’t, these body language secrets can help you tell: 1. Their voice changes. When someone is lying, their voice adjusts. Start the interview by asking the candidate basic questions like their name, where they’re…
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    DirectEmployers Association

  • Facebook! Your Secret Weapon for Career Success

    DirectEmployers Association
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:58 am
    Did you know that employers are using Facebook to find new candidates and vet candidates who have already applied? Joshua Waldman, author of “Job Searching With Social Media For Dummies,” recently presented a webinar to help job seekers understand how to use Facebook to their advantage when searching for employment. Now, we’re excited to share the recording of this event with our readers: Key Tips for Using Facebook for Your Job Search: Review your privacy settings to protect yourself from negative implications while job searching. Think about your audience when you post on…
  • OFCCP Issues FAQ Clarifying Reporting Requirements for the New Scheduling Letter and Itemized Listing

    DirectEmployers Association
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:59 am
    The OFCCP recently released a new clarification FAQ relating to reporting requirements for Items 9, 10, 13 and 14 in the new Itemized Listing. This clarification is specific to those federal contractors who are six months or more into their affirmative action plan year when they receive an audit scheduling letter. Clarification for Items 9 & 13 To stay in compliance, contractors can do one of two things to meet their reporting requirements for Items 9 and 13, which are applicable to Section 503 and VEVRAA: ‘…compute the employment activity totals for Individuals with Disabilities and…
  • Why Attend DEAM15?

    DirectEmployers Association
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:41 am
    Each year executives, leaders, compliance experts and recruiters from Member, partner and prospect organizations are invited to our Annual Meeting & Conference to share industry-leading best practices and experiences with their peers. Through educational sessions and networking events, attendees have the opportunity to uncover the latest innovative technologies and trends that impact online recruitment, compliance and other key HR topics from expert practitioners. But what really differentiates our conference from other industry events? Hear firsthand from previous attendees on the…
  • DirectEmployers Association Announces 2014 Member Award Winners

    DirectEmployers Association
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Award recipients recognized for achievements in candidate engagement, career websites, diversity, employer branding, OFCCP compliance initiatives and recruitment marketing. INDIANAPOLIS, December 16, 2013 – DirectEmployers Association announced winners of the second annual Member Awards Competition. The outstanding achievements of these companies will be acknowledged at the DirectEmployers 2015 Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAM15) in Indianapolis on May 13-15, 2015. The DirectEmployers Member Awards Competition includes awards in six categories: VEVRAA and Section 503 Compliance…
  • Happy Holidays from DirectEmployers Association! Can You Find Delf?

    DirectEmployers Association
    15 Dec 2014 | 9:28 am
    Happy holidays from DirectEmployers Association! This year’s video features a very special guest, Delf, the DirectEmployers Elf, being mischievous around Indianapolis. See if you can find Delf in each scene and guess his location. If you can’t figure it out, we have you covered with the answers below. Enjoy! Indianapolis Zoo Indiana Central Canal Chihuly Tower at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis Soldiers and Sailors Monument on Monument Circle Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis Colts Indiana World War Memorial & Museum Indianapolis Motor Speedway Mass Ave Arts District…
 
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  • Managing Stress and Your Job Search Over The Holidays

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:34 am
    As you look at the picture, think about how heavy this glass of wine is? The weight of the glass of wine depends on how long you hold it. The longer you hold it, the heavier it will become. Stress is no different. Being in an active job search can be very stressful. Add to it the increased stress of the holidays and this glass of wine might tip over. As with the glass of wine, your job search activities and activities within your personal life need to maintain a balance to keep your attitude focused, refreshed and positive throughout the holidays. The webinar “Keep Your Job Search Fresh…
  • Consider Using A Recruiter To Find A New Job In The New Year

    16 Dec 2014 | 12:05 pm
    As the new year approaches, a new job may be a goal on your New Year resolution list.  Have you ever worked with a recruiter? Maybe it should be considered!  If you have never worked with a recruiter before and have questions such as... Who pays for the recruiter, the candidate or the employer? When the candidate wants to negotiate, are you as a recruiter siding with the candidate or the client? Get the responses to these questions and others listening to the webinar program "When and How To Work With A Recruiter." To listen to this webinar and others located in the…
  • NewYR #2: Network

    11 Dec 2014 | 9:31 am
     Networking a referrals were ranked as the most effective recruiting tools by employers when surveyed. Candidates need to employ these same tools.
  • NewYR #1: Update Your Resume

    9 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
     The start of a new year is a good a time as any to blow the dust (or snow) off your resume. Regardless of whether you’ve faced the last several years with confidence in your ability to succeed in your field or with your head in the sand, this tool needs to be updated and fine-tuned on a regular basis. If you have been job hunting for a while, evaluate your resume’s effectiveness at highlighting your accomplishments.
  • Choosing Between Networking and Taking Education What To Do?

    4 Dec 2014 | 11:46 am
    The following question was recently asked during a Webinar.  “If I need to choose between spending more time on network or taking training/course to advance my skill, which direction should I take?” Although both are important, clearly taking time out to take a course or some type of training should take precedence. The training will benefit you in the long term. Do consider the amount of time required for the course or training and incorporate as much networking as you can. Also remember that your instructor and the people who are in your class will also become people to…
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    SELF-PROMOTION FOR INTROVERTS

  • Write and Be Seen

    Nancy
    30 Nov 2014 | 8:58 pm
    Image by Laurent Hamels You’re not big on telling everyone you meet how great you are? How about raising your visibility by writing—also without bragging? Let’s see what Jack Appleman, author of 10 Steps to Successful Business Writing and a fellow introvert, says about that. As background, over the past few years his book has been required reading for a graduate course I teach on business writing and presentation skills at New York University. NA: Writing is an often overlooked way for introverts to raise their career visibility. As a business writing author who teaches PR/communication…
  • Tongue-tied at Business Meetings No More

    Nancy
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Tongue-tied at business meetings? Check out “Introverts’ Secrets of Success” by Mairi Mackay for CNN and get tips about that. Mackay also dispels common leadership myths about introverts. I am quoted in the article.  
  • Introverts’ Quick-Start Guide – Part 2

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

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

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

    Kirk Baumann
    16 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    You’ve heard it before, the dreaded question that everyone seems to ask after you explain what you decided to study. “So what do you want to do with that?” The question makes you squirm, but at some point you’ll need to address it, if only to figure out how to start repaying your student loans. The future can […]
  • Ho-Ho-How to Set Yourself Apart This Holiday Season

    Kirk Baumann
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Psst!  Can I tell you a secret? Ready?   Employers don’t stop hiring during the winter holiday months.  Use this time to research companies and apply for their fantastic jobs! Here are a few tips to help make your internship/full-time job search more successful over the holiday break: Networking – Holiday parties are a great […]
  • First Time Interview: What Every College Grad Needs to Prepare

    Kirk Baumann
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:53 am
    First of all, let’s just say congratulations. You did it; you graduated school, whether with an MBA, an online program, or a bachelor’s degree in the liberal arts. That’s a massive achievement, requiring years of time, thousands of dollars, and more stress than you’ve ever felt before, so congratulations. Of course, now that it’s time […]
  • Why Your Resume is Like a Burger [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Kirk Baumann
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    If you’ve never thought about your resume the way you think about a great burger, it’s time to start now. This insightful infographic from Career FAQs makes an interesting connection between the two, all the while helping to create a tasty and juicy resume that will be simply irresistible to every recruiter who gets to […]
  • Apps You Should Be Using in the Job Hunt

    Kirk Baumann
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    After four long years of college, filled with papers, exams, and all-nighters, you’re finally in the real world. The first order of business? Getting a job. Thanks to the Internet, you can find and apply for more jobs than ever.  But with the sheer volume of online job sites, open positions and applications, it can […]
 
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  • Unlock Facebook to Discover a More Friendly Job Search

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:07 pm
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter For some, Facebook is a natural extension of your career and personal brand, adding value to your story. For others, Facebook is a locked-down arsenal used solely to swap pictures and personal updates with your innermost circle. For careerists who have chosen the second option, you may want to reconsider your strategy. […] The post Unlock Facebook to Discover a More Friendly Job Search appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • How to Write a Strategic Resume

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
      By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Many articles focus job seekers in on specific aspects of their resume such as spelling, punctuation and keywords. While these three elements are important, if they become the central focus, your resume efforts could be derailed. Of course, a misspelled or improperly punctuated word, or a typo, can look bad, and […] The post How to Write a Strategic Resume appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • 4 Steps to Thaw Out a Frozen #JobSearch

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:53 am
    Frozen by the cold harsh realities of job search in today’s ever-shifting and often-brutal economic climate? Here are 4 counterintuitive steps you can take to help thaw things out: 1. Write thank-you letters or call someone (friend, family member, co-worker, former boss) to let them know you appreciate their impact in your life. It’s amazing what showing appreciation for […] The post 4 Steps to Thaw Out a Frozen #JobSearch appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • Bringing (vs. Following) Your Passion

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

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

    Krantcents
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:08 am
    I love taxes which is a huge paradigm shift for me!  I used to hate taxes so much that I used the tax code to reduce my taxes to zero.  Yes, that is right, I paid zero taxes for a very long time legally!  When you invest in assets, you can depreciate them and use depreciation to reduce your taxes.  Is that the only way to reduce your taxes?  No, learn what rich people do to lower their taxes. Do You love taxes? Why do I love taxes?  Taxes are at the lowest rates right now and it is expected to stay that way.  Just look at what Mitt Romney or Warren Buffett paid in taxes.  Their…
  • How Do I Get Rich and Successful Friends?

    Krantcents
    17 Dec 2014 | 12:03 am
    Rich and successful friends will make you rich!  In a conversation attributed to F Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway, Fitzgerald said “The rich are different from you and me.”  Ernest Hemingway responded:  “Yes, they have more money.”  Believe it or not the money is not what you want from rich people, but the connections and what you can learn from them.  Do the rich think differently from you? Background I have been around rich people all my life.  Notice I did not say I was one of them.  I did not know that my parents were rich until I was an adult.  I was brought up by…
  • Failure Is an Industry!

    Krantcents
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:07 am
    There are industries that encourage failure! Do companies really want you to fail or quit? Not every company! For example, insurance companies, particularly property and casualty companies want you to pay for the insurance and never make a claim. When you make a claim, they do everything to slow down the process before they have to pay you for your loss. Is this isolated? This may be a contrarian view, but I do not think so. There are companies and industries that succeed based on your failure. I mentioned one industry which is insurance! They were created based on your mistakes in the case…
  • Do You Take Responsibility or Just Make Excuses?

    Krantcents
    12 Dec 2014 | 12:09 am
    Do you take responsibility or just make excuses? When you fail, do you make excuses?  Do you take responsibility for your actions or blame others?  What is your excuse for poor performance?  Excuses keep you from looking at the real problem!  Excuses will make you give up!  Do you start out with good intentions and tolerate poor results?  Why? Background I wrote an article about successful and unsuccessful people which states successful people make no excuses and unsuccessful people blame others for their misfortune.  Taking responsibility for your actions will help you achieve…
  • Reasons Why Life Insurance Can Be Denied

    Krantcents
    10 Dec 2014 | 12:03 am
    Applying for life insurance is an important process that every adult with dependents should do. It’s as detailed of a process as applying for health insurance. There are three possible outcomes: approved, postponed, or denied. A postponed application means you may need to provide additional documentation or have a second test. If you know these top five reasons why life insurance is denied, you may be able to avoid a denial or know your next best move. 1.      Being Obese Being overweight is one thing, but obesity is weighed negatively against life insurance applicants. The reason is…
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    Allison Cheston — Career Connector » Blog

  • How College Students Can Make the Most of Winter Break

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

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

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

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

  • The Top Habits of Healthy, Happy and Productive People [Infographic]

    YouTern
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:50 am
    Other than some of the devout trolls you may have met on social media, who doesn't want to be healthy, happy and more productive? Most of us, though, aren't aware that these three characteristics – health, happiness and productivity – are closely tied to together...   
  • 10 Mistakes Job Seekers Just Can’t Make

    YEC
    19 Dec 2014 | 7:20 am
    Our friends at YEC asked their members this question: "When seeking a job at your company, what is the biggest 'no, thank you!' mistake a candidate can make?" Here are the answers we can all learn a lot from...   
  • 3 Resume Formatting Errors Recruiters Won’t Ignore

    JobScan Blog
    18 Dec 2014 | 7:25 am
    Job seekers spend lots of time agonizing over the content of their resumes, yet many overlook the importance of their resume format. On average, a recruiter or hiring manager is only going to spend six seconds reading your resume, which means that making your resume easy to read is just as important as the words you use...   
  • 5 Epic Fails from the Worst Job Interviews Ever

    CareerBliss
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:55 am
    Failing to bring copies of your résumé? Forgetting the recruiter's name? Needing a do-over when answering the "Why should I hire you? question? Not great perfect, but not epic job interview fails like these from the worst interviews ever...   
  • 12 Top Tips for Getting Hired After Graduation

    Levo League
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:28 am
    Perhaps you are a December grad. Or maybe you're looking ahead to May 2015 and graduation. You may even be one of the 2014 graduates who discovered that finding work post-graduation is far more difficult than anyone could imagine. To help grads in either of those three scenarios, here are 12 tips to help you stand out in the job search and make yourself memorable to potential employers...   
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    Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA

  • How to Better Communicate Work Status to Your Boss – 4 Tips

    Lei Han
    15 Dec 2014 | 6:34 am
    Effective communication with your boss is essential to your career success.  One of the things your boss will always want is proactive communication of your work status & progress.  It will show that you are on top of your work and you respect him enough to keep him informed. This not always easy.   Below is … Read More →The post How to Better Communicate Work Status to Your Boss – 4 Tips appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • How to Be 10% Happier at Work?

    Lei Han
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:44 am
    This article on how to be 10% happier at work is inspired by reading a blog post Penelope Trunk wrote on How to Love the Job You Have – Focus on One Good Thing.    It was a touching personal story and it sparked an epiphany in my mind – we often spend too much time focusing … Read More →The post How to Be 10% Happier at Work? appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • 3 Soft Skills We Can Learn from Madison Bumgarner

    Lei Han
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:09 pm
    On Oct 29, 2014, against all odds, the San Francisco Giants narrowly won Game 7 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royal by the score of 3 to 2.  I learned everything about baseball from my husband who is a diehard Giants fan.   Since meeting him 10 years ago, I have had much more … Read More →The post 3 Soft Skills We Can Learn from Madison Bumgarner appeared first on 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.
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    Position Ignition Career Blog

  • 10 Things Your Boss Won’t Ever Tell You

    Lucy Skipper
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    The relationship we have with our boss is, as long as we’re working for them, fundamental to our world. Sometimes it can be a very simple, honest, open and healthy relationship. Sometimes it can be quite complex. The complexity comes from the very nature of human relationships where both of us might be quite complicated people and we are not completely open and transparent with each other about our work and our wider life. We don’t share our emotions very much either. Within this context it is quite possible your boss doesn’t always tell you what’s going on. Here are…
  • 10 Ways Being on the Board Differs to Other Jobs

    Lucy Skipper
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Once you become a board member, get ready for your professional life to change in all kinds of ways. Here are some thoughts on just how being on the board is different to anything you’ve ever done before.
  • How to Negotiate Flexible Working

    Lucy Skipper
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Generally there’s a greater amount of flexible working around than probably ever before. Due to new UK legislation anyone can request flexible working from their employer and the employer now legally has to respond to you. It’s made it easier for workers to ask for flexible working options and made it compulsory for the employer to reply with a decision either way. The three big questions are: Why would you want to change to flexible working? What is it you need to do to negotiate well? How do you go about negotiating?
  • 10 Misbeliefs That Hold You Back in Your Career

    Lucy Skipper
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Sometimes the biggest barriers to our career progression are our own minds and the lies they’re prone to tell us. If you’re telling yourself any of the things below, you may be sabotaging your own career because of nothing more than misbeliefs.
  • How to Deal with Difficult Staff

    Lucy Skipper
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Difficult staff don’t need to stay difficult. There’s a reason why they are so. It may be to do with their personality or their personal life or their professional life or their health. If you’re their boss, it may be to do with you.
 
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    Everyday Bright

  • 10 Ways to Feel More Joyful (In Any Season)

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

    Jennifer Gresham
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:23 am
    In 2010, a chance encounter with Leo Babauta saved me from a terrible mistake. I’d recently had a minimalism epiphany after our family moved for the second time in 3 years. As I unpacked box after box, I saw how our stuff was driving decisions we never consciously made. We mostly bought little things–a new fry pan one month, a toy for our young daughter another–but we also rarely threw things away. Over time, our stuff had become a burden (at least to me). The way I saw it, it was a vicious cycle. The more stuff we needed to store, the more furniture we needed to hold it…
  • How Do You Know If You’re Wasting Your Life?

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

  • It’s time to Talk About Neurodiversity in the Workplace

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

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

    Karla
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:57 am
    I recently conducted some local workforce research on the availability of Licensed Practical Nurses. Part of my process was to post blind job ads, review resumes and analyze if the regional labor force could support the client’s talent acquisition needs. Long story short, the answer was affirmative and the client was satisfied the region’s homegrown pool would do, and a national search and relo packages wouldn’t be necessary. The exercise did however prove once again, that even in the age of seemingly unlimited information on the Internet about how to reply to a job ad — people…
  • NEPA WordPress Blogging Meet Up Success

    Karla
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Your blog.… that blank canvas that is a reflection of your soul, food habits, relationship, career, travel, business, music, design, code — anything you want it to be. Why do you blog? That was one of the questions posed last evening at the Northeast PA WordPress meetup I attended along with about a dozen others at the fabulous Coalwork in Scranton. We’re a large region; a whole quarter of the state, but a small community of digerati — there were only three people I didn’t know (someone please adopt Jerry). The theme of blogging was a bit unusual for the group, which generally…
  • 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…
 
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    The Voice of Job Seekers

  • 10 Job Search Tools We’re Grateful for This Holiday Season

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:20 pm
      Many job search will only increase your chances during the holidays. Most career professional agree that the holiday season could be leveraged to your advantage so you can hit the ground running in 2015. If you are looking for a new career opportunity now, this show will provide more value than you can count. I would like to hear the ways that you will be advancing your job search during the holidays in one of three ways: Call and leave a voice mail at 708-365-9822 Email me at mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button to your…
  • From Employed to Job Seeker: Making the Performance Review Work

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    9 Dec 2014 | 3:30 pm
    An employee can go from gainful employment to job seeker status in one moment based on a performance review. It happens daily where polarizing views of work performance is seen. The end of the year performance review can reshape someone career. Robert Ferguson, along with Peter Coleman wrote MAKING CONFLICT WORK: Harnessing the Power of DisagreementI talk with Robert about how to temper a competitive and conflicting performance review. Robert explains how there are ways the employee can exercise “under power,” making a negative review into something useful for his or her career.
  • 2 More Career Podcasts to Help Your Job Search

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    2 Dec 2014 | 4:00 pm
    This week, I wanted to share my MUST LISTEN TO career podcasts and hosts. Both are career practitioners but from different perspectives, and bring quality job search advice to their audiences. I hope that you will go and subscribe to their podcasts in iTunes, and engage their content as you see fit. Podcasts are the new talk show, and additionally in this show, we present two career podcasts that are educational in their approach for job seekers. If you are a college student, a recent graduate or a neophyte professional, then you must subscribe and listen to Dayvon Goddard (@ItsDayD2y), the…
  • Accepting and Giving Criticism Effectively for the New Hire

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:05 pm
    You were recently hired after a long job search. It’s been a while since someone scrutinized your daily performance at work. Maybe you’re a new hire and yet to receive feedback to gauge if you’re adequately learning and performing. If you fit either of these categories, then you are the receiver of criticism rather than the giver. We will learn about the value of criticism, its importance, and how it can be a positive tool for your first 90 days of your new job. Dr. Deb Bright is our guest today. She will help us understand the positive attributes of criticism as a giver and…
  • Career Transition Strategies for Military Veterans

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    This Veterans Day episode is dedicated to all of you who served our country. We thank you because you sacrificed your comfort, family, and yourselves to make sure that the rest of America can enjoy their freedom that we often take for granted. The transition back to civilian life is not an easy task. For many veterans, transitioning back to the civilian job market is a nightmare. Are you a military veteran challenged by the competition or the lack of career resources? What is the toughest part of your career transition from serving to civilian? There are three ways you can let me know: Blog:…
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    FlexJobs

  • Is Your Workload Bad for Your Health? Try Flexible Work

    Jessica Howington
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:28 am
    If you're feeling stressed and unhealthy, your workload might actually be bad for your health. Here's why you should try flexible work. The post Is Your Workload Bad for Your Health? Try Flexible Work appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • Remote Job Helped Job Seeker Move to Rural Town for Family

    Kari Journigan
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:25 am
    This week's featured job seeker shares his story about how a remote job helped him relocate from Oregon to Texas to spend more time with his little brother. The post Remote Job Helped Job Seeker Move to Rural Town for Family appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 5 Ways to Learn New Skills for Your Freelance Career

    Beth Braccio Hering
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:21 am
    Freelancers need to be constant learners, staying in-the-know with best practices and technology. Here are ways to learn skills for your freelance career. The post 5 Ways to Learn New Skills for Your Freelance Career appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 7 Resume Proofreading Tips to Catch Every Mistake

    ResumeTarget.com
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:50 am
    If your want your resume to be your ticket to a job interview, it needs to be perfect. Here are resume proofreading tips to help you catch every mistake. The post 7 Resume Proofreading Tips to Catch Every Mistake appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • Webinar: Work-from-Home Customer Service Jobs with Convergys!

    Brie Weiler Reynolds
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:15 am
    FlexJobs is hosting a webinar with Convergys, a global customer management company. Register to learn about their work-from-home customer service jobs! The post Webinar: Work-from-Home Customer Service Jobs with Convergys! appeared first on FlexJobs.
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    Come Recommended | RSS Feed

  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Employers Are Posting More Jobs

    Olivia Adams
    18 Dec 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 5 Things Job Seekers Can Learn from the November Jobs Report: As job seekers look ahead to 2015, don’t let your job search go dormant these last few weeks of December. Despite conventional wisdom, December is an excellent time to step up your search. Read more. 6 Career Insights for 2015: Employers are seeking…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Holiday Social Media Marketing Tips

    Olivia Adams
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Image Credit: Mobile media devices from Bigstock Every Thursday, the Come Recommended PR Blog ends the week with a wrap-up, bringing you the top news from the week about public relations and content marketing. These articles will highlight the latest trends in the industry to help you stay up-to-date on the PR world. CONTENT MARKETING 60 Content Marketing Predictions for 2015: 2015 will bring decentralized content creation programs with participants across the company (not just marketing), as well as content initiatives that rely on user-generated content in expanded and highly strategic…
  • The Secret To Jolly Employees [Infographic]

    Olivia Adams
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    ‘Tis the season for holiday parties and employee bonuses. Although December is supposed to be the most wonderful time of year for employees, not every worker is as jolly as an elf in Santa’s workshop. Employee happiness is an ongoing challenge most employers face. With employee disengagement costing employers nearly $450 billion each year, employers need to identify disengaged employees and figure out how to boost their happiness. Regardless of the benefits or perks you provide as an employer, it can be difficult to pinpoint employee engagement in the workplace. According to the…
  • Connect With More Professionals With Reach

    Olivia Adams
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Reach Do you want to expand your professional network beyond traditional networking techniques? Reach, a mobile professional networking app, utilizes location-based technology to help professionals connect with other professionals in their area. Instead of solely depending on networking events and professional organizations to meet new people, Reach helps professionals find one another whether they’re sitting in an airport terminal or at a meet up, providing a great way to meet professionals in a more casual setting. How Reach works: Reach exposes professionals to…
  • How To Host A Guest Blogger

    Olivia Adams
    16 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Image Credit: Digital Dictionary image from Bigstock. Blogging is a critical part of any content marketing strategy. Especially if you’re using your blog as a tool to build credibility for your business and attract customers, blog content can determine the success of your online brand. Sometimes, it can be difficult to maintain your content and keep it fresh. This is why many businesses invite guest bloggers to write for their blog. Although this seems like an easy solution for keeping your content relevant and up-to-date, there are a few things you should know before inviting…
 
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    Jobberman Insider

  • So What are the 100 Best Companies to Work For in Nigeria?

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    19 Dec 2014 | 1:46 am
    Jobberman initiated the 100 Best Companies in Nigeria survey in 2013 to provide a ranking of the best companies to work for in Nigeria.Due to the success of the survey, we have decided to conduct the 2014 edition. In addition to the other metrics that would be deployed in conducting the survey, we would rely on the feedback we get from you. As such, we would like you to provide valid responses to the questions.Jobberman highly appreciates the time you will take out to complete this survey. Thank you!Kindly click this link to fill the survey: http://bit.ly/Jobberman100The post So What…
  • Jobberman-Chicago Institute of Business Management Series: Executive and Personal Assistants

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    16 Dec 2014 | 6:16 am
    “Give us the tools, and we will finish the job” - Winston ChurchillThe Challenge  An Executive or Personal Assistant is a unique position that requires a variety of skills. Whether you are updating schedules, making travel arrangements, taking  minutes, or creating important documents all must be done with a high degree of confidentiality. Confidentiality is one of the most important characteristics for every assistant.Every Personal and Executive Assistant must:Adapt their communication and work style to the style, needs, and responsibilities of their bossConsistently improve time…
  • Get 50% Discount Off the “Over­com­ing Sales Objec­tions” Course

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    2 Dec 2014 | 3:08 am
    Today, we’ll conclude the brief overview of the overcoming sales objections course as part of the Jobberman-Chicago Institute of Business Management Series which started yesterday. If you missed it, read the first article here. You also have an opportunity to get 50% discount off the Overcoming Sales Objection course courtesy Jobberman. Read on: You Must Translate the Objection to a Reason to Buy It is the sales representative’s job to point out how the objection is actually a benefit. A client may object to the change in the business your product would bring. The change,…
  • Jobberman-Chicago Institute of Business Management Series: How to Overcome Sales Objections

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:34 am
    Over the next couple of days, we will be running you through the Chicago Institute of Business-Jobberman Management Insight Series. Through this medium, you will gain valuable business and management insights provided by Jobberman and our international partner, Chicago Institute of Business. In today’s edition, you will learn about how to overcome sales objections. Read on…“All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover  them”. ~ Galileo Galilei The Challenge Experiencing a sales objection can be very disheartening. Organizations…
  • Attend The MBTN Networking Night This December!

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    1 Dec 2014 | 3:33 am
    Click here to attend the MBTN Networking Night“It is not what you know, it is who you know.” You may have heard this before; but it is certainly not a cliche. So, the question is… who do you hang around with? How would your net worth change if you started hanging out with millionaires or even billionaires?join us for an evening of relaxed and informal networking in a vibrant atmosphere that provides the opportunity to engage with a wealth of business and other professionals operating within and outside Nigeria. An awards ceremony will also take place on the night to appreciate…
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    Women Powering Business

  • Forget Perfect

    Michelle Prince
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:52 am
    Finding joy, meaning and satisfaction in the life you’ve already got and the you you already are! My gift to myself this year is to read this book again. This book, Forget Perfect, was a lifesaver for me 10 years ago at a time when I was figuring out how to balance a growing family, aging parents and a husband’s equally challenging work/travel schedule with climbing my way up the corporate ladder Written 10 years ago and still a top seller, Forget Perfect became an anthem for a generation of women and certainly helped me calm the feeling of crisis in my life. Author Lisa Earle McLeod was…
  • How Do We Solve the STEM Gender Gap?

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

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

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

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

  • Effective Leadership Tips For A Virtual Workforce

    Deanna Ayres
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    The gradual decentralization of the workplace has increased the amount of employees and companies who are conducting their business operations virtually. Modern technologies provide companies with an opportunity to reduce costs, offer greater flexibility to its employees and/or build an organization that is more responsive to changes in the business environment. These benefits have been […]
  • Pre-order: Top HR Focus for 2015

    Tresha Moreland
    11 Dec 2014 | 6:37 pm
    Its that time of year! We are getting ready to publish our popular Top HR Focus Special Report. We have gathered opinions from HR Professionals as to what their top focus will be for 2015. Could their focus be on recruitment, compensation, regulations or something else? Find out what they had to share with us […]
  • Human Resources Should Care About the Corporate Brand

    Tresha Moreland
    10 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Organizations such as Disney, Southwest Airlines, and Apple have made the corporate brand an underlying key to success. Most recently the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI) has launched a new corporate brand strategy. A brand is a promise to customers that a specific level of value, quality and service can be expected. HRCI’s communicates its […]
  • The Effectiveness of Online Training for HR Specialists

    David Miller
    7 Dec 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Need HR training for some of your employees? You may be wondering what type of training method to invest in – traditional training methods as opposed to online training. Both methods can provide you with a professional training service but for many, online training for HR stands head and shoulders above the rest now. This […]
  • Maintaining Productivity and Retaining Christmas Spirit

    Ruth Barton
    3 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    The holiday season is truly upon us, and a lot of the workforce can be distracted by thinking about, planning for and chatting about Thanksgiving and Christmas Festivities. It can be a difficult time of year for both small start-ups and large corporations, as the festive time gets approaches, employees may start to resemble excited […]
 
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    Executive Resume Services

  • As CEOs Go Out The Door, Who Is Coming In?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Okay, not all the CEOs in the 2014 September CEO Report at Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. are going out the door because they are being booted out, but the report does highlight a rise in the planned CEO departures for September. The 124 CEOs who left their positions represent an increase of 4.2% over the 119 leaving in August. Looking at this report, it is striking to see how many CEO changes there have been in the first nine months of 2014 — 1,009 turnovers were tracked, most of them in the health care industry. What does this mean for executives who hope to move into C-level…
  • 6 Ways To Turn Your Social Media Savvy Into A Career

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:09 am
    Did you know that many businesses are looking for someone to be their Social Media Manager? It’s true — because social media is fast becoming an essential part of marketing and customer relations, companies need somebody to devote a lot of time to doing it right. Scarlett Wilson recently shared the Top 6 Skills Employers Look For In A Social Media Manager on B2C (Business 2 Community) and the list is worth considering: Experience in using social media tools — the more, the better. An analytical mind-set — the ability to use analytical tools to interpret data and…
  • One Fast Way To Evaluate Your Resume

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    10 Dec 2014 | 7:17 am
    If your resume is not getting the results you’d expect based on your skills and experience, maybe it needs to be evaluated. All the information could be perfect; perfectly bland. Here’s a fast way to evaluate your resume, and it’s based on the way it will be evaluated when it reaches that VIP looking for someone to fill a position: Pick up your resume and scan it for 30 seconds, then cover it and write down what you remember.  Actually, thirty seconds might be longer than most HR people look at it, but they have developed serious speed reading skills. What do you remember…
  • Are You Making This Hilarious Resume Mistake?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:55 am
    You want your resume to stand out, right? But not when it stands out as a shining example of what not to do on a resume. While there are many ways to make mistakes on a resume, one of the most ubiquitous is the plethora of unnecessary verbiage that accompanies attempts to impress. What??? That was an example of “Resume Speak“, or in more words, the fine art of “utilizing synergies and leveraging paradigms” seen at a popular Tumblr site of the same name. This site is just a steady stream of things said simply then translated into the kind of business-speak that makes…
  • One Simple Way To Avoid Drinking Too Much At Office Parties

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    4 Dec 2014 | 7:01 pm
    “Party ’til you puke” is NOT a good career strategy. It can be challenging, though, if you only equate drinking at social gatherings with getting drunk in order to have a good time. It should be obvious that losing control of your actions is going to have repercussions the following week when you are working with these people, but let’s go over the reason for office parties before I share this great way to control your alcohol intake. The Purpose of Office Parties Businesses will provide opportunities for coworkers to get together in a less-business setting because…
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    Free Range Humans

  • The 9 dirty truths experts won’t tell you about starting your own business

    Marianne Cantwell
    5 Dec 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…
  • 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…
  • 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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  • Healthy IT Economy Means Businesses Are Spending and Hiring Again

    Daniel Sullivan
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    When the U.S. economy crashed in 2007, much of corporate America went into a spending freeze.  The Information Technology, security and audio / visual (A/V) industries were especially impacted.  Today, the IT and U.S. economy as a whole appear to be on the rebound with industry pundits suggesting consumer confidence is back, especially after a strong second quarter that has economists believing we will close 2014 on solid footing. In fact, the gross domestic product expanded at a higher than expected 4 percent annual rate after shrinking to just 2.1 percent in the first quarter.
  • 4 Ways Your Executive Arrogance is Keeping You From Getting Hired

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

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

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

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

  • How to answer “Why you were fired” in under 20 seconds…

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

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

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

    Don Georgevich
    3 Nov 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Are you worried about employment gaps? Are you even more worried what you’ll say to prospective employers about the large gaps on your resume? I made a short video for you that will give you a few good pointers on how to handle situations like this. This stuff is right out of the Resume Masterpiece. […]
  • Interview Success Blueprint

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

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Trucking Company - Newark, NJ - Call Jenna at 1-800-343-1772.Average $50,000 a year.Fantastic benefits after 90 days.Home daily and weekends off. Requirements:1 full year of tractor trailer experience in the past 5 years or 6 months in the last year3 months in the past 6 months accepted if driving school is wit...
  • Customer Service Representative, Housing Administration

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Los Angeles, CA - USC Auxiliary Services is seeking a retail Customer Service Representative to join its Housing team! Chinese bilingual is preferred. Job Accountabilities: Provides customer service to students, faculty, staff and external customers. Meets customer needs, offers options, reso...
  • GI RN Travel Nurse

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Las Vegas, NV - Seeking GI RN for Travel Assignment, 13 Week Contract, Assignment. Recent GI experience required....
  • Attention Military Veterans - Career As a Professional CDL Truck Driver - No Experience Needed

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:48 pm
    C.R. England - Albemarle, NC - Job Title: Attention Military Veterans - Career As a Professional CDL Truck Driver - No Experience Needed Company: C.R. England Jobid: A2154 Salary: Competitive Job Type: fulltime Location: Albemarle, NC Category: Transportation / Warehouse Description: C.R. England is...
  • Rehab Travel Nurse, RN

    19 Dec 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Jackson, MS - Registered Nurse working in Rehab unit needed for 13 week travel assignment. Candidate should have recent experience and must have the following: BCLS required. Excellent compensation and day 1 benefits package awaits the successful candidate....
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    Movin' On Up

  • Tis the Season to Be Aware of Conveyor Belt Hazards

    admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:53 pm
    During the holiday season, many products are being sorted and moved around facilities by conveyor belts. Because these machines can cause injury if used incorrectly, it’s a great time to be reminded about the hazards associated with conveyors and how you can stay safe on the job. Know the Pinch Points Although the tops of conveyor belts are flat and don’t appear to present extraordinary risks, the areas where the belt meets the rollers are serious pinch points. No matter how much slack a belt may appear to have, it’s always heavy and dangerous. In fact, thousands of hand and other body…
  • Overcoming a Tough Job Search

    admin
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:35 am
    More than six years after the Great Recession, there are many people still struggling to find work and provide for their family. Last month’s U.S. jobs report shows that 2.8 million people have been unemployed for more than six months. Maybe you’re a part of the group that has struggled to find work for a long time, or perhaps you’ve been on the job search for less time, but haven’t had any leads or positive news on the prospects of work. This is undoubtedly a tough time, but it’s important to remember a few things during your difficult job search. 1. This won’t last forever. It…
  • The Off-Season Road to Success: Tips for Living a Peak Performer’s Life

    admin
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:17 pm
    What could you do with an “off-season?” If you could take a break from job searching, interviewing, or working, what changes could make in your professional or personal life? How would those changes affect your job or your job search? While actually leaving your job for an extended period of time isn’t always the answer, taking a mental break from work on the weekends and evenings may be. Children in school get summer break, a few months off before school starts again. And, professional athletes get five months off to practice, relax, and make important moves in their career. According…
  • Gift-Giving Guide for Your Co-Workers

    admin
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:44 pm
    Tis the season! With the holidays upon us, it’s the time of year when office parties and gift giving abound. It can be stressful trying to decide how to approach gift giving with your co-workers, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are six simple tips to ensure the celebrations stay merry. 1. If you decide to give gifts, know you’re doing it voluntarily. Your decision to give gifts to your fellow co-workers is 100% a voluntary decision. Most people do like to celebrate the holidays, but you may come across someone who doesn’t want to participate in gift exchanges. It could be for a number…
  • Avoid Cultural Gaffes When Dealing in International Business

    admin
    10 Dec 2014 | 2:36 pm
    With technology at our fingertips, studying international business, taking internships abroad, and learning about today’s global marketplace is easier than ever. Ensuring you know how to recognize and respect business dealings of other countries is an important part of the process, so check out this post from guest blogger Heide Brandes. Knowing business etiquette for foreign meetings can help make you a job search star. When the Executive Director of Foreign Affairs for Taiwan presented his business card to me, I took it with both hands, studying the feel of the paper, the type of font,…
 
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    ZipRecruiter

  • 5 Essential New Year’s Resolutions for Jobseekers

    Nicole Cavazos
    18 Dec 2014 | 3:40 pm
    It may seem like a cliché to make a list of resolutions for the coming year. But the New Year is actually the perfect time to commit to actions that will positively affect your career. The post 5 Essential New Year’s Resolutions for Jobseekers appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • Get Inspired In Your Job Search With These Powerful Books

    Nicole Cavazos
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:53 am
    If you’re looking to improve your desirability as an applicant or just need inspiration, here are a few books that are sure to reenergize your job search. The post Get Inspired In Your Job Search With These Powerful Books appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • Judging Your Hiring Efforts for the Year

    Matt Krumrie
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:33 am
    The end of the year is a great time to reflect on the previous year and evaluate your recruitment process, including what went right and what went wrong. The post Judging Your Hiring Efforts for the Year appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • Why Your Job Search Isn’t Working, and How to Fix It

    Nicole Cavazos
    12 Dec 2014 | 1:49 pm
    The New Year is always a good time to reflect on your job search strategies. What’s working and what isn’t? Are your career goals still realistic? The post Why Your Job Search Isn’t Working, and How to Fix It appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Human Resource Professionals

    Matt Krumrie
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:28 pm
    What types of gifts do recruiters and HR professionals enjoy receiving? The possibilities are endless. But the most important may be the most simple: Saying thanks. The post The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide for Human Resource Professionals appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
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  • Healthy IT Economy Means Businesses Are Spending and Hiring Again

    Daniel Sullivan
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    When the U.S. economy crashed in 2007, much of corporate America went into a spending freeze.  The Information Technology, security and audio / visual (A/V) industries were especially impacted.  Today, the IT and U.S. economy as a whole appear to be on the rebound with industry pundits suggesting consumer confidence is back, especially after a strong second quarter that has economists believing we will close 2014 on solid footing. In fact, the gross domestic product expanded at a higher than expected 4 percent annual rate after shrinking to just 2.1 percent in the first quarter.
  • 4 Ways Your Executive Arrogance is Keeping You From Getting Hired

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

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

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

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

  • How to Hook (Source) the Best in Class Candidates

    Greg Merrell
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:59 am
    As a recruiter in today’s market, you have to always be looking towards tomorrow. If you are looking for the candidate who is a perfect fit, it’s safe to say that the talent pool is small. And all economic indicators and industries are pointing that this fact is not going to change. It is best […] The post How to Hook (Source) the Best in Class Candidates appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • Social Media Use in Recruiting Reaches Unprecedented Levels

    Greg Merrell
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:17 am
    Does your company use Social Media to recruit potential hires?  If so, what form of Social Media does your company use for recruiting candidates. LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter are the top 3 Social Media platforms being used for recruitment. Currently over 92% of all companies use some form of Social Media for their recruiting.  In […] The post Social Media Use in Recruiting Reaches Unprecedented Levels appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • 2015 Predictions Recruiting Strategies

    Jessica Miller-Merrell
    7 Dec 2014 | 2:17 pm
      Learn the secrets from the masters to find and assess your top technical talent by joining our 12/9 webinar at 1 PM EST. Click here to register.  The old way of recruiting and hiring is no more. We’ve entered a more social and interactive era that is heavily focused on process and facilitated by technology. Recruiting […] The post 2015 Predictions Recruiting Strategies appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • How Recruiters Can Build a Candidate Database with an ATS

    Jessica Miller-Merrell
    4 Dec 2014 | 5:34 am
      Learn the secrets from the masters to find and assess your top technical talent by joining our 12/9 webinar at 1 PM EST. Click here to register.  Most recruiting and talent acquisition teams have a potential candidate gold mine waiting in the midst. It’s overlooked and under utilized because of technology functionality. However, the times are […] The post How Recruiters Can Build a Candidate Database with an ATS appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • Take The Recruiter’s Lounge Blog Reader Survey & Win

    Jessica Miller-Merrell
    3 Dec 2014 | 6:17 am
    Since acquiring The Recruiter’s Lounge in early 2014, we’ve been spending the last few months watching, learning and researching to continue honoring Jim Stroud and this blog’s legacy. We have just launched our first annual reader survey to see what readers are looking for when they come to our site. This survey helps shape the content […] The post Take The Recruiter’s Lounge Blog Reader Survey & Win appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
 
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    Career Musings

  • New Book: Tell Stories, Get Hired

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

    Daisy Wright
    17 Nov 2014 | 8:12 am
    Never bargain or job hunt from a position of weakness. Soar like an eagle, even when you are feeling like a wounded pigeon. –George C. FraserChairman and CEO, FraserNet Inc. Every job seeker should learn how to craft a salary negotiation story long before there is a job offer. It allows them to weigh their options before saying “Yes!” This salary negotiation article, while not written along gender lines, was prompted by the recent comment by Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella, who said that women should not ask for a raise, but have faith that the system will reward them well.
  • Lest We Forget…Pilots of the Caribbean

    Daisy Wright
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
      Since 2010, I have been deviating from my job search and career topics to write a blog post on November 11, in remembrance of the many people who paid and continue to pay the ultimate price for the freedom we so often take for granted. I am not from a military family, but I am sure if I dig deeper into my Jamaican ancestry, I might find a relative or two who were a part of the Royal Air Force (RAF) from the West Indies. And, if that’s not the case, at least my father-in-law is a retired Sgt. Major of the Jamaica Defence Force. Today, November 11, 2014, I am paying tribute to the…
  • Dear Dreams…

    Daisy Wright
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    Dear Dreams…You Get Bigger Everyday! This is your Monday Rx, and that’s all the reminder you need this week. Your dreams do get bigger everyday! Keep watching this space for our next job search blog post.   ____ Ideas image courtesy of Chaloemphan of FreeDigitalPhotos.net   The post Dear Dreams… appeared first on Career Musings.
  • Happy Canada Career Week

    Daisy Wright
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:39 am
    Happy Canada Career Week! Your dose of Monday Rx comes in the form of a Summit hosted by Career Professionals of Canada in recognition of Canada Career Week. From November 3rd to November 7th, job seekers and career changers will be able to listen to a variety of topics on job search and career development. Today’s topic is Beyond 2014: Job Networking and Social Media. The best part of this is that the Summit is free, and you don’t have to leave the comforts of your home or office. The full list of topics are: Job Networking and Social Media Managing your Career for the Future…
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    Start My Consulting Business

  • A skyscraper nearly collapsed — what it means for you

    Greg Miliates
    10 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. In June 1978, the engineers who built the Citigroup skyscraper in midtown Manhattan got a call saying their building was at imminent risk of collapse. The call came from a Princeton University student who’d done new engineering calculations as part of her thesis. Those calculations showed the Citigroup building wouldn’t be able to withstand the force of high winds. If correct, the building’s collapse would cause untold deaths and destruction in the heart of New York City. When the…
  • One of my students landed a full month’s salary worth of consulting work (while caring for twins)

    Greg Miliates
    10 Nov 2014 | 9:08 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. It’s Monday. How’s that day job going for you? OK, really fascinating stuff here: When I asked you how having a profitable consulting business would change your life: a FLOOD of responses When I asked how you’d find high-value consulting prospects: less than 10 responses Here’s what’s going on: People love to dream about something aspirational, like what kind of fancy car or vacation they hope to get. Basically dreaming about WHAT they want. But when it comes to HOW to get…
  • How one reader nailed a 50% consulting rate increase (see what he did)

    Greg Miliates
    7 Nov 2014 | 2:08 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. I got this email last week. It’s like lots that I get from readers & students who’ve taken action: How much did that technique boost Kieran’s consulting rate? A full 50%. Imagine if you got a 50% raise. And Kieran got it using my FREE material. In the last few emails, we’ve talked about getting clients. But getting clients, like we all know, is just a vehicle to creating the kinds of changes you’ve told me you want in your life: create some income on the side replace your…
  • How you’re poisoning your brain (and the secret antidote)

    Greg Miliates
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:16 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. Last time, I shared a technique to see whether your market niche is profitable: how you can see if your prospects are both able AND willing to pay for your services (without even contacting them). Today, I’m going to shift gears a bit to talk about WHY you aren’t getting the kind of results you want. But first, I want to share a famous quote, along with something that happened to me the other day. Here’s the quote: “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with…
  • Cracking the code to getting clients, plus a heartbreaking story

    Greg Miliates
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:28 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. In my last post, I gave you the next step in cracking the code to getting clients: ensuring that your prospects are both able AND willing to pay for your services. Today, I’ll go even further, and show you exact steps you can take to find those things out, BEFORE you even reach out to prospects. The idea for qualifying prospects as both able and willing came out of a job I had years back when I worked as a caseworker for foster children in Chicago. This was in the 1990’s at the height of the…
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    The Burnout Specialist

  • When’s the Best Time for Your Professional Development

    benfanning
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:03 pm
    So when’s the best time for your professional development? Most people I meet agree that professional development is important but often they can’t find a “good” time.  It’s easy to put it off because there are almost always more pressing needs of the company, boss, friends, and family. But there’s one specific time of year you can often bank on for your own professional development. It can be used to: Build upon your strengths Prepare your next career move Expand your perspective beyond the day-to-day Grind I’m happy to share this golden time I…
  • 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.
 
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    Aegistech Inc.

  • How to Advertise and Screen for a CIO

    Brian Nadata
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:34 pm
    They were an 8000+ person firm in multiple locations, multiple states, who by natural cyclical attrition hired 200+ people a year. Their mechanism was simple – put a print ad (yes print! they hadn’t made a full commitment to the 21st century) and online ads in the right places and wait for the calls, emails and resumes to flow. And flow they did – like a tsunami, washing away even the most seasoned HR people. This was a first time CIO hire, and the resumes they got were unlike anything they had ever seen (for non IT-specialist recruiters). The jargon and buzzwords might just as well…
  • Book Review: “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Crying, Lessons from a Life in Comedy”

    Sam Tomarchio
    9 May 2014 | 12:42 pm
    There are countless books on the market about managing your career, getting started in the working world or finding a job. Most of them are as dry as burnt toast. However, there is a new book out that I just read on these very topics which I thoroughly enjoyed. It’s “How to Succeed in Business without Really Crying, Lessons from a Life in Comedy” by Carol Leifer. I must admit I love comedy and wanted to read this memoir to learn more about the author, whom I have always admired. Carol Leifer is a perennial comedy All-Star and a trailblazer for women in comedy. In her 40 years in the…
  • How to Write an IT Resume Summary

    Carrie Gallagher
    23 Apr 2014 | 7:39 am
    Dear Super Recruiter, How do I write a good CV summary? What should be included? — Vincent, Bronx  Dear Vincent, This is one area that many resume writers struggle with. Your resume summary is the first impression a hiring manager or HR department gets about you. If you were speaking directly to a manager you wouldn’t want to be too verbose or unfocused — you want to briefly highlight your background and why you’re the right person for the job. This is also exactly what you should accomplish with your resume summary. Select a structure. It can be in either paragraph…
  • How to Position Yourself for an IT Management Role

    Carrie Gallagher
    16 Apr 2014 | 7:35 am
    Project manager … process manager … development manager. The IT environment holds plenty of potential for moving beyond the workaday Java or .Net programmer, and into a new realm of responsibility and reward.  If you’re interested in an IT management role, try these 5 tips. 1.  Show Them You Deserve It Lead by example – be thorough and forward thinking in your everyday assignments. Show you understand the larger picture. Volunteer for non-IT tasks, such as representing your manager or team in a meeting, or creating a budget spreadsheet or project timeline for your boss. Offer…
  • How to Choose Between Multiple Job Offers

    Sam Tomarchio
    16 Feb 2014 | 7:18 am
    In IT, if you have great technical skills, live in a hot job market and are looking for a new position, the world is your oyster.  At some point you will be presented with multiple job offers and tough choices.   Deciding between two or more roles will be much easier if you first take some time to look deep within yourself and define what is truly important to you, namely your “hot buttons:” Is money your top or only consideration? Are specific benefits a must? Would you rather keep doing what you’ve done for years, or are you eager to step outside your comfort zone and gain skills in…
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  • It’s no secret that the Australian mining sector pays well

    8 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    It’s no secret that the Australian mining sector pays well Mitsui Australia boss Yasushi Takahashi claims the “inconvenient truth” of Australian mining is that wages are too high – unmatched by productivity. It's true that Australian wages in the mining industry are the highest in the world, but how high is too high?
  • Solar powered mining to start next year

    7 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Solar powered mining to start next year In a first for Australia, Rio Tinto are installing a solar array to power their bauxite mine in Queensland. Could this be the beginning of a switch to clean energy for Australian mining?
  • Glencore and Peabody cut costs by merging mines

    4 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Mining giants Glencore and Peabody are merging two mines in Hunter Valley as part of an efficiency drive by both. The good news for workers is that it will keep jobs for years that may have been lost.
  • China scraps Aussie coal tariffs after just two weeks

    11 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    After introducing new import tariffs that could have spelled the end for Australian coal, China has scrapped them after just two weeks. The news is welcome for the mining industry, but why?
  • NT gas pipeline going ahead

    11 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A planned natural gas pipeline to supply the east from the Northern Territories has been granted 'major project' status, effectively giving it the go-ahead.
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  • Tips for Earning a Promotion or Raise in 2015

    Claire Topalian
    19 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    As 2014 winds down, many individuals will begin to approach their careers with a fresh perspective. Goal-setting for the New Year is one way to set a game plan and create a manageable timeline for your “career resolutions.” Below are a few tips that will help you work towards your resolution – whether that’s a new, exciting role or a financial promotion – in 2015. Communicate your intentions early on If you’re looking to secure a promotion in 2015, it’s best to work backwards from the “time of promotion” to ensure that you stay on track and do what it takes to hold yourself…
  • ​7 Tips For Staying Positive During The Holiday Rush

    Adecco
    17 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    In recent weeks, we’ve offered plenty of advice for finding work during the holidays…but a lot of our candidates want to know what to do once they’ve landed that gig. The question, “What can I do to stay sane during a high-tension, busy holiday season?” is a common one this time of year. No matter your place of business — whether you’re working in retail, warehousing and logistics, customer service, food and bev or even in a regular office — the final weeks of the year can present a challenge for your happiness and stress levels. Here’s a look at seven strategies that…
  • Top Accounting & Finance Conferences

    Adecco
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    The world of accounting and finance is transitory: the value of the dollar is constantly shifting and global finance is constantly subject to the whims of international relations. So why rest on the laurels of your previous education? Learn to change with the times by attending a conference or two in the coming new year. 2015 is already packed with continuing-education opportunities around the globe. Which will you take advantage of for furthering your accounting and finance knowledge? Here’s some of our best bets for the year ahead. AICPA/CPA.com Digital CPA Conference | @AICPA…
  • November Metro/Regional Report: Employment Increasing Across the Nation

    Meredith Craig
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    The national BLS “The Employment Situation report – November 2014” showed an impressive surge in employment, adding 321,000 new jobs to the economy – 100,000+ more jobs than the previous month. This upswing has economists hopeful that growth will continue as we round out the year. Looking to the BLS’s latest “Metropolitan Area Employment and Unemployment report – October 2014”, we see that unemployment rates have been steadily declining throughout 2014. Compared to this time last year, US unemployment rates are lower in 354 of the 372 metropolitan areas. The national…
  • Information Technology: The Top 6 Conferences of 2015

    Adecco
    11 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    With 2015 just around the corner, IT pros need to be looking forward to the newest technology and trends. Of course, one of the best ways to get a crash course on what’s new, while also expanding your network, knowledge and skills, is to immerse yourself in one of the many reputable conferences held each year. Here’s a list of the hot conferences that can take your IT skills and thinking to the next level in 2015. Interop April 27-May 1 Las Vegas, Nev. A leading independent technology conference and expo, Interop is aimed at inspiring, informing, and connecting the world’s IT…
 
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  • Factors On Why Individuals Opt To Generate Income Online

    Tom Kucharski
    6 Dec 2014 | 11:59 pm
    Top Factors On Why Individuals Opt To Generate Income Online   Fraudulent information entry jobs on the web are not as unusual as you are led to believe. You should never ever pay to obtain a work, although you could need to pay for research or details and training offering accessibility to that work.   Some [...] The post Factors On Why Individuals Opt To Generate Income Online appeared first on Best Online Jobs Without Investment - #1 For Students in 2014.
  • Top Five Reasons to Develop Your Business through Local SEO

    Tom Kucharski
    18 Mar 2014 | 5:18 am
    From small advertising firms to medium companies, industries to multi-national companies, almost all the businesses rely on SEO for developing and improving their online visibility. Due to the strict local algorithm by Google, it is considered one of the hardest marketing techniques to implement. So let us get in-depth knowledge about what local SEO is [...] The post Top Five Reasons to Develop Your Business through Local SEO appeared first on Best Online Jobs Without Investment - #1 For Students in 2014.
  • How to Research Affiliate Marketing?

    Tom Kucharski
    19 Nov 2013 | 2:31 am
    You have to be honest when comes to affiliate marketing strategies and approach. Readers will feel more positive and also be very likely to click your links when you convey to them why you opt to include affiliate promotion.   When participating in internet marketing, it will probably be good for find and sign up [...] The post How to Research Affiliate Marketing? appeared first on Best Online Jobs Without Investment - #1 For Students in 2014.
  • Where to get a high PR links on Web 2.0 property.

    Tom Kucharski
    17 Nov 2013 | 6:30 am
    Each site in our list accepts free listings, so you don’t have to worry about your link showing up on less than desirable websites.(aboutus.org, alexa.com, pageheat.com, quantcast.com, domaintools.com, whois.com, builtwith.com, statbrain.com etc.) High PR backlinks on Web 2.0 property. selfgrowth.com Squidoo.com wiki.answers.com wikihow.com answers.yahoo.com wordpress.com tumblr.com blogger.com typepad.com posterous.com livejournal.com zimbio.com hubpages.com xanga.com tribe.net multiply.com [...] The post Where to get a high PR links on Web 2.0 property. appeared first on Best Online…
  • 101 Basics of SEO After Google Recent Updates.

    Tom Kucharski
    17 Nov 2013 | 6:24 am
    On-Page SEO is centred on getting better awareness for your keywords by augmenting search engines’ ability to recognize them. Basically, you’re making your website easier to read and be recognized by search websites, as well as optimizing your keyword use. To do that, in simplified language, there are four important elements to aim at for [...] The post 101 Basics of SEO After Google Recent Updates. appeared first on Best Online Jobs Without Investment - #1 For Students in 2014.
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  • How to Impress your Manager When Inclement Weather Strikes

    Julia Weeks
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    When you live in an area that typically sees inclement weather during the winter months, it can feel conflicting when deciding if you should go into the office or stay home.  There are some simple things that you can do in order to prove your value and show management that you care.  Plan Ahead If you know that there is a chance of inclement weather the day before, do yourself a favor and plan in advance.  If you are able to take any work home with you, do this.  If you are limited with what you are able to do from home, at least make sure that you are able to handle any high priority…
  • 3 Ways You’re Unknowingly Sabotaging Your Job Search

    Lauren Levine
    15 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    When you’re anxious to get a job, it’s easy to become frantic about the process behind finding your next opportunity. You think you’re working tirelessly to land a great position, when in reality you may actually be sabotaging your job search without realizing it. If you’re still struggling to find the right position for you, take a step back and see if you may be making one of these job search errors: Sending out a generic résumé or cover letter Even if you’re applying for jobs that are very similar in nature, you absolutely must customize each and every résumé and cover letter…
  • How to Maximize Your Job Search Efforts Over the Holidays

    Julia Weeks
    9 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Being a job seeker during any season of the year can be a challenge.  However, when going on a job search during the holiday season, it can seem downright impossible. During the holiday season, many companies are not eager to hire.  This means that your hopes of finding a job before the upcoming holiday may seem to vanish like dust in the wind. The one thing you do not want to do during this time is to go dormant and allow hiring managers to forget about you and the fact that you want to work for them.  After all, it is typically right after the holidays when hiring managers begin to pull…
  • The Essentials of Job Search Etiquette

    Lauren Levine
    8 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Job hunting can be both emotionally and physically tiring. But it’s important not to let your search get the best of you, and to ensure that you always maintain proper etiquette as you look for your next career opportunity. Here are a few key pieces of job search etiquette that you should keep in mind: Make it a point to look your best Even if you’re positive that the office is a casual one where employees are free to wear jeans and t-shirts, you should show up in professional attire. Wait until you actually get a job offer to dress down. Wearing business clothing to the interview shows…
  • Video Interviewing: How to Prep

    Julia Weeks
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Video interviewing can be stressful.  Not only do you have to worry about how you dress and present yourself to the hiring manager, but you also have to think about the types of questions you may be asked and remind yourself to stay positive and smile. While video interview prep in general has stayed consistent with the times, the interview format is gradually changing.  It is important that you are in the know when it comes to how hiring managers are conducting interviews now in order to best prepare.   One-way Video Interviewing As mentioned in a previous article, there are many…
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    The Prepary

  • How to land interviews in another city

    Jaime Petkanics
    18 Dec 2014 | 2:11 pm
    One of the awesome things that has come out of running The Prepary is the fact that I’ve been able to connect with others who are just as passionate about helping people in their careers. Lauren McGoodwin of Career Contessa is one of those people. We have similar backgrounds (both spent the first 7 years of our careers in recruiting/HR) and are mysteriously aligned when it comes to many different areas of the job search. I often find myself reading her “Ask Lauren” column and nodding my head. I’m excited to share a post that originally appeared on Career Contessa…
  • Job Search Q&A: Should you be honest in a job interview?

    Jaime Petkanics
    15 Dec 2014 | 8:32 am
    For this Monday’s job search Q&A, I’m going to answer a question I got on Quora. It’s one I’ve personally given a lot of thought to over the years… as there is so much lying and BS-ing that goes on in the interview process these days. The Question: Should you be honest in a a job interview? I understand being brutally honest in an interview is not the best behavior. But is there any harm in letting them know about your failures in your past which serves as a motivation at present? The quick answer: Most recruiters, hiring managers, and people with good…
  • Best places to work in 2015 and what to do with this list

    Jaime Petkanics
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:12 am
    The Glassdoor “Best Places to Work” list came out this week and I’m excited to share it on the site. Why this list vs the many others floating around? Well, I really love Glassdoor, the information they provide, and most importantly how they gather it. It is created for employees by employees and is the most honest account I’ve found of: company reviews salary data insider info on what you can expect from interviews at different companies All of these datapoints are SO helpful when it comes to conducting a job search. This list of the best places to work…
  • Podcasts, the cure for your daily commute

    Jaime Petkanics
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:43 pm
    I won’t insult you by trying to tell you about Serial for the first time right now, but I have discovered a newfound love for podcasts because of it, and I’m now convinced podcasts are the cure for the daily commute. My former coworker Julie has been onto this for some time with her 2+ hour commute but they’re great for the shorter ones too. First things first. If you haven’t gotten into Serial yet, go ahead and do that (don’t even finish reading this post). What a fascinating story taped over the course of 10+ podcasts about a man serving a life sentence in…
  • Should you send holiday cards to recruiters?

    Jaime Petkanics
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:00 am
    When you’re in your job search, there is a desire to be remembered – by the people you’ve had informational interviews with, by the recruiters you met, and by the hiring managers who interviewed you. Even if an opportunity hasn’t come up yet, the hope is that these people will think of you when one does. The problem is that they (especially recruiters) have a whole lot of people to remember… so it’s tough to assume that. Occasional outreach to keep connections “warm” is a good best practice. However, I’ve seen people take this outreach…
 
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    J Patrick + Associates Blog

  • Healthy IT Economy Means Businesses Are Spending and Hiring Again

    Daniel Sullivan
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    When the U.S. economy crashed in 2007, much of corporate America went into a spending freeze.  The Information Technology, security and audio / visual (A/V) industries were especially impacted.  Today, the IT and U.S. economy as a whole appear to be on the rebound with industry pundits suggesting consumer confidence is back, especially after a strong second quarter that has economists believing we will close 2014 on solid footing. In fact, the gross domestic product expanded at a higher than expected 4 percent annual rate after shrinking to just 2.1 percent in the first quarter.
  • 4 Ways Your Executive Arrogance is Keeping You From Getting Hired

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

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

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

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

    Skillcrush
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    By Meredith Lepore New data shows that 6.1 million individuals in the US can be categorized as remote workers, whether self-employed or employed for organizations on a full-time or part-time basis. And though some people think that you can never be productive working at home, the opposite might actually be true. Gallup estimates that active disengagement costs the U.S. $450 billion to $550 billion per year. In their study on remote work arrangements, they found that ALL degrees of remote work options showed higher levels of employee engagement than without remote work options. But it…
  • Millennials Value Philanthropy Over Profit

    Rose Ernst
    9 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year, when thoughts turn to the season of giving – or, for someone who subscribes to one of the common myths about millennials, the season of receiving. Year after year, the actions of this massive generation are proving this to be yet another baseless assumption, but there is still some work to do. Often nicknamed “Generation Me,” the men and women of this generation not only have to compete with their peers to get the job, but they also must prove themselves to their superiors once they’ve accepted the position. What many corporations and…
  • 5 Tips for Building and Maintaining Wealth

    Her Agenda
    5 Dec 2014 | 9:14 am
    If you’re anything like us, you probably read this headline thinking: ‘wealth? what wealth? I could barely afford my lunch today!’ Well, it’s never too early to start thinking about how you’ll afford lunch in the future. The answer is all in planning properly for retirement, the stage of your life when you’re no longer working or receiving a weekly paycheck. You don’t have to be a millionaire to enjoy a comfortable retirement. In fact, if you start building your wealth today, you might be surprised at how much you can accumulate by the time…
  • Student Communications Career Conference Offers Attendees Industry Insight and A Confidence Boost

    Tiffany Patterson
    5 Dec 2014 | 6:46 am
    On Saturday November 22nd, students and young professional women convened at New York University for the Student Communications Career Conference. The conference hosted by the New York Women in Communications Foundation was a day full of inspiration, information, and networking. Young women from all over the tri-state area and even as far away as Canada filled the auditorium armed with notepad and stacks of business cards. The day began with a tasty breakfast and keynote address from Rachel Sklar founder of The Li.st and Change the Ratio, which increases visibility and opportunity for women…
  • Are You Ready for a Side Hustle?

    Kate Wilson
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Want to change up your routine and do something fun? Need some extra cash to supplement your income? A side hustle is the perfect way to use your creative energy to make money. And, who knows, maybe one day you’ll be able to turn your side hustle into your main hustle. Why Hustle? Besides helping you pay bills, side hustles build a specific set of skills, let you follow your dreams and teach you a few things about running a business. They give you interesting, stimulating work to do apart from the daily eight-hour grind. One big thing to consider before you start a side hustle is time; make…
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    Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs

  • Medical Jobs for a Felon

    Eric Mayo
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:31 pm
    Medical Jobs for a Felon   Q: Hi, My name is Kelly, and I have a felony charge on my record for forgery.  I am recently attending an online college to become a pharmacy tech, and/or certified medical administration assistant.  I am living in Alaska at the present time, although next year when I plan […] The post Medical Jobs for a Felon appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
  • Female Ex-offender wants a Job and to Help

    Eric Mayo
    9 Nov 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Female Ex-offender wants a Job and to Help   My name is Colleen, I have two past felonies on my record, one for forgery or writing a bad check in 2006 in which I spent 10 months in prison. It was said that the judge made an example of me because I was at the […] The post Female Ex-offender wants a Job and to Help appeared first on 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.
 
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    Amplify Talent

  • Cool Tools Holiday Episode: Tools, Tech, and Apps for 2015 [Podcast]

    Amplify Talent
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:05 am
    Craig Fisher and I wrap up 2015 with a show that features some of the tech, apps, and tunes they will be checking out in 2015.
  • Kill Your Unicorns

    Amplify Talent
    9 Dec 2014 | 5:45 am
    There's never been a better time to be a recruiter. I believe this. There are a variety of career paths, tools, and techniques that recruiters can pursue. There’s room for “old school recruiters” who just want to make placements with their rolodex and phone. There’s room for more creative types with a marketer’s DNA who want to lead branding efforts. There’s room for analytic types who want to crunch talent management numbers, find correlation, and develop strategy. Let’s kill these unicorns and celebrate this diversity of recruiting career possibilities. There will be a time in…
  • How To Uncover Your Employer Brand Organically [Cool Tools Podcast w/Brand Amper]

    Amplify Talent
    2 Dec 2014 | 7:06 am
    Cool Tools Show hosts, Craig Fisher and Lars Schmidt talk with CEO of startup Brand Amper, Jason Seiden, about his new tool that helps companies give their employees a voice and a better way to talk about work in a more Profersonal (TM) way online.
  • How To Increase Hiring Efficiency With Social Recruiting [Dice Webinar]

    Amplify Talent
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    Want to learn how to incorporate social into your recruiting workflow? Join me Wednesday 11/19 2-2:45p EST for the latest webinar in Dice's Open Web series where I'll be sharing proven techniques on how to increase your hiring efficiency with social media. You won't want to miss this one!
  • “Brand Or Be Branded” [Video]

    Amplify Talent
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    You don’t need to be a Fortune 500 company, or the latest start-up, to have a winning and engaging talent brand. These SMB recruiting leaders share the talent brand and content tips that have worked well for them.
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    Career Intelligence Blog

  • How Senior Managers can Become C-level Executives

    Michael O'Keeffe
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:02 pm
    In this weeks blog post, we asked Executive Recruiter, Richard Bunkham about how senior managers can go about moving up in the ranks and achieve career growth. See below for Richards response and the 5 things you can do to help instigate that career transition you desire. So you’re a good manager, you always deliver the numbers, your team respects you, but you want to make the next step up in the executive hierarchy. Have you thought about the steps you need to make in order to transition into more senior level roles? We all need a plan, so here are some thoughts on how to get noticed: Be…
  • 6 Ways to Increase Employee Engagement for 2015

    Michael O'Keeffe
    14 Dec 2014 | 6:23 pm
    The festive season is upon us, and years-end office celebrations are in full swing. For shrewd executives, such events are more than simple gatherings for the sake of enjoyment; these are opportunities to improve employee morale and drive productivity through the holiday push. Company functions are not the only outlet that can be utilized for this purpose of personnel engagement. Executives should consider these other concepts, which can be used throughout the entire year to raise morale and ensure productivity standards. Assign a buddy/mentor for newcomers Employee engagement should be a…
  • How to Initiate the Headhunting Process Whilst Still in a Job

    Michael O'Keeffe
    2 Dec 2014 | 5:14 pm
    It is not unfamiliar for many top executives phones to have fallen silent as the recruitment industry transitions – as many companies are – into the digital age. But it is a question often asked; and often debated. How would an executive go about initiating the headhunting process without alarming their current employer? Here are some initial steps you can take to see if there are opportunities out there for you. Identify the role you want It may seem impeering, but you may be surprised how many people miss this crucial step. Casting your net too wide is the first stumbling…
  • Leadership Traits Every Executive Needs to Succeed

    Michael O'Keeffe
    30 Nov 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Being a corporate executive is a dream come true. It is the culmination of years of hard work, determination, business savvy, and personal sacrifice. During these years of preparation and development, several key traits must be acquired to demonstrate that you possess the leadership and personality that companies desire from their executives. Use the following as a guide of some of the most vital traits one must foster and put on public display so to be given their well-earned opportunity at executive leadership. Competency The best leaders must be seen by your stakeholders, board members,…
  • Why you aren’t getting the job you want – The 8 most common executive CV questions answered

    Michael O'Keeffe
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Your Curriculum Vitae is arguably one of the most important pieces of the puzzle when it comes to your executive job hunt. However, as is usually the case, the most important is the most difficult. With so many opinions out there it can be hard to understand what is important and what is not. One of our executive CV developers Jenny MacKay took the time to answer 8 of the most frequently asked questions about an executive CV to help you understand where you may be going wrong. 1. What makes a good CV? A good CV is a CV that is targeted to the role you are applying for. So make sure you are…
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    Work Coach Cafe

  • In Your Job Interview, Answer the Questions — Then Shut Up

    Susan P. Joyce
    9 Dec 2014 | 12:32 pm
    A very important key to job interview success is knowing when to stop talking. First, we usually learn more when we listen rather than when we talk. As the old saying goes, two ears — but only one mouth — for a reason. Secondly, much damage can be done inadvertently when you share TMI (Too […] The post In Your Job Interview, Answer the Questions — Then Shut Up by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • Job Interview Question: How Do People Describe You?

    Susan P. Joyce
    1 Dec 2014 | 7:23 pm
    This question seems simple, but it most definitely is not. Don’t underestimate it! They may ask, “How does your boss (or supervisor) describe you?” or “How would your co-workers (or colleagues) describe you?” This question may also be framed as “How would you describe your work style?” If you are a manager or supervisor of other employees, […] The post Job Interview Question: How Do People Describe You? by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • 20 + Ways to Build Your Job Search Network

    Susan P. Joyce
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:21 am
    Recent surveys of hiring methods show that most jobs are filled by employee referrals. The successful job seeker is referred (not necessarily introduced) to the job by a current employee. Thus, the key to a successful job search (and career) is summed up in one word: networking! Truly: it’s who you know (and who knows you) […] The post 20 + Ways to Build Your Job Search Network by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • For Career Success, Pick Your Employer Carefully

    Susan P. Joyce
    11 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    As anyone who has had a job knows, where you work — the environment, the people, the “rules,” the compensation, etc. — has a very big impact on you and even your personal life. In a job search, however, we often focus only on the job itself — the job title, duties and responsibilities, hours, […] The post For Career Success, Pick Your Employer Carefully by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • The Key to Career Security — Lifelong Learning

    Susan P. Joyce
    4 Nov 2014 | 12:34 pm
    The velocity of change has dramatically increased in the last couple of decades. Technology becomes more embedded in our lives every day. Think of the last time you used a paper map or a public pay phone. Lifelong Learning In the “old days” (50’s through 90’s),  you graduated from high school and/or college, and you were done taking […] The post The Key to Career Security — Lifelong Learning by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
 
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  • Black And White Cat Names For Boys And Girls

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    23 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Black And White Cat Names For Boys And Girls   The names that are associated with pet cats are generally given to them depending on their nature or characteristics and here is a list of such names: The name “Tigger” is a fun filled name for the cat and is one of the cat names for boys i.e. male cats. The name seems to have been originated in England and the cats with such names are all generally very cute, full of energy and are playful. Cats with the name “Princess” are quite smaller in size and are very charismatic. This is one of the cat names for girlsi.e. female cats and it…
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  • Should I apply to a job if I don’t have enough experience?

    briana
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:43 am
    If you are currently in your first several years in the workforce you will have seen job postings that you like, but that ask for 4 or 5 years of experience. With only one, two or three years under your belt, should you even bother applying? The short answer? Yes. Here are the reasons why … Continue reading Should I apply to a job if I don’t have enough experience? →
  • Data & Recruiting: Parsing isn’t the enemy

    briana
    16 Dec 2014 | 10:26 am
    I saw an article recently in HRD magazine about how the ATS is a dying system. The author had some valid points, but unfortunately none of those points were actually about applicant tracking systems. His beef was really with unreliable parsing technology. Let’s set the record straight: applicant tracking software is separate from parsing software. … Continue reading Data & Recruiting: Parsing isn’t the enemy →
  • 5 Ways to Get Recruiting Results: Whitepaper

    briana
    3 Dec 2014 | 2:00 pm
    We’re thrilled to share our latest whitepaper with you: “5 Ways to Get Recruiting Results” looks at how to examine your hiring practices to see where things could be improved, and offers solid and actionable ways to do so. Whether this is attracting qualified candidates, creating a better experience or screening applicants, there’s always room for … Continue reading 5 Ways to Get Recruiting Results: Whitepaper →
  • 3 Steps to a Better Candidate Experience

    briana
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:28 am
    Did you know that over 70% of candidates find the job application experience “discouraging”? Applying for jobs is generally agreed to be time-consuming, stressful and far from straightforward. Employers may be tempted to say “too bad” …but that would be a huge mistake, because 42 percent of those candidates would never seek a job at your … Continue reading 3 Steps to a Better Candidate Experience →
  • Surprising Things That Could Ruin Your Interview

    briana
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    No matter how prepared you are, or how many questions you’ve practised, or your great list of questions to ask, there are some major faux pas that could completely damage your impression with the recruiter. In order to put the best foot forward, avoid doing the following: Showing up really really early Showing up 10 minutes … Continue reading Surprising Things That Could Ruin Your Interview →
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  • What To Look Out For In Your Employment Contract

    12 Dec 2014 | 5:07 am
    So you’ve passed through the interview on a job you’ve been chasing and have finally received a contract for consideration and signing. The interview went well, you were able to grasp what your responsibilities would be, and you even learned about some of the perks at the company you will be working with. Now it […]
  • 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, […]
 
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  • 6 Ways to Fight Off Interview Nerves

    19 Dec 2014 | 8:47 am
    A job interview takes a lot of confidence and courage, together with preparation. It is normal to feel anxious waiting, knowing that you’re a couple of minutes away from hearing your name called. When this happens, it is possible for the jitters to ruin your performance and even cost you your candidacy for the job. To avoid this, here are some tips on how to combat your nerves before the interview:   Keep in mind that your employer thinks you’re qualified for the job. The fact that you were called in for an interview should help boost your confidence. It means you actually have a…
  • How to Modernize your Job Search in 5 Ways

    17 Dec 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Following job search advice from a decade ago is not the best move you can make as a job seeker. (You may even be sabotaging your chances of getting employed.)Make sure to rely on updated job advice to keep tabs on the way things work today.   Here are five things you may want to consider to modernize your job search before the year ends: Forget the objective. Believe it or not, that resume feature is long outdated. Since it only states what you want instead of what the employer wants, it can make your resume appear out of touch with modern conventions. Instead, focus on what skills and…
  • Ace Your Initial Screening Interview Today!

    16 Dec 2014 | 10:01 pm
    Once you get a call, it’s important to do all you can to boost your chances of making it. When you receive a call, remember not to get your hopes up too high. Remember that you’re getting your foot in the door, and making a good and lasting impression can be difficult. Since the first call may be make-it-or-break-it, always make it your goal to get past that first gatekeeper round if you want to go back for a second interview. Here are 7 tips to consider that can help you during the interview process: Be busy. Don’t be overly available when getting a call from an unidentified number.
  • 4 Strategies for a Productive Job Search

    15 Dec 2014 | 8:41 pm
    Scouring the job boards for job postings is not enough to land a job. An effective job search requires a solid strategy and plan to be successful. Oftentimes, seeking employment requires going the extra mile to achieve success. To save you from the frustration of rejection, here are four important strategies to consider during a job search: Focus. Job seekers should have a goal in mind. Think of these questions to help narrow down your options: What is the occupation you are looking for? What skills or background do you have that match the job description? What companies are hiring for…
  • Unemployed? Here’s How to Get Started on your Job Search

    12 Dec 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Lost your job a couple of days ago? Don’t know how to bounce back? Here’s how to get yourself on track and find a new job. Being unemployed doesn’t mean you have to stay unemployed. Though it can be difficult to look for a job, be sure to go the extra mile to secure a job as soon as possible. Here are some tips to help: Go back to basics. Reach out to your old friends and let them know that you need help. Let them know what type of job you are interested in, which companies you want to work for and communicate why you are great at what you do. Those friends who want to help you find a…
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  • Health Educator

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    19 Dec 2014 | 11:06 am
    If you are interested in a career that would allow you to promote good health and wellness practices then you consider becoming a health educator. In this profession, you will have the opportunity to come up with programs and activities [...]
  • How Long Does Gemology School Take?

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    19 Dec 2014 | 10:11 am
    Gemologists are tasked with analyzing the quality of gemstones like rubies, diamonds, sapphires, emeralds and others. They use special tools like microscopes and grading instruments in order to describe the characteristics of these stones and attest to their quality. If [...]
  • How Much Does Food Service Management School Cost?

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    19 Dec 2014 | 9:55 am
    How much you spend for food service management school depends on some factors, such as the type of program you undertake, the school where you decide to enroll in and whether you take it online or on-campus. Certificate and diploma [...]
  • How Much Does A Photojournalist Make?

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:55 am
    Photojournalists take photography to the next level by capturing photos and videos of news stories as they happen. From riots to calamities to wars, photojournalists are at the forefront of the action. They seek to get images that tell a [...]
  • What Degree Do I Need To Become A Furniture Designer?

    Chelsea Lawler
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:40 am
    If you wish to pursue a degree in furniture design, you will need to obtain a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in furniture design. Few art and design schools may offer a program in the specialized area of study. It is [...]
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  • Five Career Pathways in the Hospitality Industry

    Dennis Nelson
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:57 pm
    What if I told you that a career in hospitality could lead to you traveling the world? If you consider yourself to be adaptable and hardworking, and genuinely enjoy helping others, then you could be a winning smile—and a certification or two—away from a career in hospitality. At its root, the hospitality industry is and will always be about quality customer service with a smile. It’s a diverse field that includes hotel and resort staff, tour management, cruise ships, dining and more. Careers in the front office, food and beverage, housekeeping, maintenance and security, plus several…
  • You’re Worth It! How to Ask for a Raise

    Kimberly Robertson
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Apart from the interview, one of the more stressful times in our job is asking your boss for a raise. Preparing ahead of time and making a plan will help ease the stress. Here are three things you should know when asking for a raise. Know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em. This isn’t just a catchy Kenny Rogers song; it’s the #1 tip for asking for a raise. Pick your timing carefully.  This article says, “Choose your timing wisely. The best time to ask for money is when you have completed a challenging project, solved a major problem or taken on new responsibilities.” The…
  • Polish Your Online Image to Improve Your Job Prospects

    Jonathan Miller
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    More and more every year, our lives extend into the virtual world. Two-thirds of Americans have a profile on at least one social network, and up to 40 percent of Americans use Facebook on a daily basis. Whether we’re sharing text, photos, video or other online content, we put ourselves out on public display more now than at any other time. Accordingly, employers are likewise turning to social networks for insights into their job applicants. A CareerBuilder.com survey from earlier this year found that 43 percent of employers research candidates on social networks, and 51 percent of those who…
  • Get Your Boss on Board with Your Career Development Plan

    Jenni B. Baker
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year—the time for year-end performance reviews and goal-setting for 2015. If you’ve been feeling stalled in your current job, now is a great time to consider creating a career development plan to help you gain momentum through the next 12 months and beyond. While this career development plan is uniquely yours, getting your boss on board with your goals is important—s/he can help spot opportunities for you to fulfill your plan and advocate for you when necessary with individuals higher up in the company. 1. Start with a Self-assessment Before sitting…
  • Getting Started in Three Education Careers

    Dennis Nelson
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    If you are interested in a career in education, you may ask yourself, ‘What kind of educator do I want to be?’, and, ‘Where do I begin?’ Answering these questions starts with understanding the education labor market as well as beginning to develop your career pathway. Supported by data from the U.S. Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics, I’ve already done some of the research for you. Below are three suggested entry-level careers that could get you started on the right track for a career in education. Teacher Assistants Working as a teacher assistant is a great place to…
 
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  • I’m putting the finishing touches on a brand new program and I need your help!

    Anna Runyan
    17 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    Sneak Peek: I’m putting the finishing touches on a brand new program and I need your help! If you have ever considered leaving your day job to start a business, I want to know more about your goals for 2015 and how I can help. Please take a few minutes to answer these questions so that I can use your feedback to make better programs and resources for you: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9K8FJ9X
  • 5 Simple Questions To Escape Your Career Crisis

    Anna Runyan
    15 Dec 2014 | 5:58 am
    Although the economy has recovered since the financial crisis in 2008, things are clearly not the same as they were before the crisis. The Great Recession forced many companies to downsize by reducing the number of employees. While this resulted in leaner, more economically-solvent organizations, it also resulted in two problems for workers. Those who still held jobs had to do the work of two or three people while those who did not have jobs often remained in the ranks of the unemployed or underemployed. Books and articles, for the most part, have focused on those who lost their jobs and…
  • Tax Filings: Common Mistakes Made by New Business Owners

    Anna Runyan
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    It goes without saying that being a small business owner or entrepreneur can be challenging endeavor. There are so many facets to successfully running a business that the first few years are bound to lead to mistakes. While some mistakes may be easier than others to bounce back from, one area that should not be overlooked is your finances. One of the most common struggles for first time business owners is keeping up with the financial side of business and filing taxes accordingly.  While filing your business taxes can be a learning curve, making even minor mistakes could lead to significant…
  • Why You Should Never Say You’re Too Busy (VIDEO)

    Anna Runyan
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Today I’m going to tell you why you should never say that you’re too busy for something. Have you ever had to do something right before a really important deadline? And all of a sudden you only have an hour to complete something but you somehow get it all done? That goes to show that when you’re under deadline, you got a lot done! Sometimes we don’t think we have enough time but we really do. It’s about hustling and getting it done as quickly as possible. You are in charge of your calendar. You are incharge of your time. You set the schedule. A lot of times we…
  • Temporary Jobs CAN Offer a Permanent Solution

    Anna Runyan
    4 Dec 2014 | 8:00 am
    Have you been diligently looking for your next job opportunity with no such luck? Truth be told, you’re not alone. In fact, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, as of October 2014, approximately 5.8% of the population is still unemployed. While that percentage is down about 2% from last year, it is still a large percentage. Thus the same percentage of individuals without a job are ultimately left to compete for the positions on the market today. So where does that leave you? Competing with hundreds of applicants for the same positions. While you might have a great deal of…
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  • Five Career Pathways in the Hospitality Industry

    Dennis Nelson
    17 Dec 2014 | 5:57 pm
    What if I told you that a career in hospitality could lead to you traveling the world? If you consider yourself to be adaptable and hardworking, and genuinely enjoy helping others, then you could be a winning smile—and a certification or two—away from a career in hospitality. At its root, the hospitality industry is and will always be about quality customer service with a smile. It’s a diverse field that includes hotel and resort staff, tour management, cruise ships, dining and more. Careers in the front office, food and beverage, housekeeping, maintenance and security, plus several…
  • You’re Worth It! How to Ask for a Raise

    Kimberly Robertson
    10 Dec 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Apart from the interview, one of the more stressful times in our job is asking your boss for a raise. Preparing ahead of time and making a plan will help ease the stress. Here are three things you should know when asking for a raise. Know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em. This isn’t just a catchy Kenny Rogers song; it’s the #1 tip for asking for a raise. Pick your timing carefully.  This article says, “Choose your timing wisely. The best time to ask for money is when you have completed a challenging project, solved a major problem or taken on new responsibilities.” The…
  • Polish Your Online Image to Improve Your Job Prospects

    Jonathan Miller
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:20 pm
    More and more every year, our lives extend into the virtual world. Two-thirds of Americans have a profile on at least one social network, and up to 40 percent of Americans use Facebook on a daily basis. Whether we’re sharing text, photos, video or other online content, we put ourselves out on public display more now than at any other time. Accordingly, employers are likewise turning to social networks for insights into their job applicants. A CareerBuilder.com survey from earlier this year found that 43 percent of employers research candidates on social networks, and 51 percent of those who…
  • Get Your Boss on Board with Your Career Development Plan

    Jenni B. Baker
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:33 am
    It’s the most wonderful time of the year—the time for year-end performance reviews and goal-setting for 2015. If you’ve been feeling stalled in your current job, now is a great time to consider creating a career development plan to help you gain momentum through the next 12 months and beyond. While this career development plan is uniquely yours, getting your boss on board with your goals is important—s/he can help spot opportunities for you to fulfill your plan and advocate for you when necessary with individuals higher up in the company. 1. Start with a Self-assessment Before sitting…
  • Getting Started in Three Education Careers

    Dennis Nelson
    19 Nov 2014 | 6:37 am
    If you are interested in a career in education, you may ask yourself, ‘What kind of educator do I want to be?’, and, ‘Where do I begin?’ Answering these questions starts with understanding the education labor market as well as beginning to develop your career pathway. Supported by data from the U.S. Department of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics, I’ve already done some of the research for you. Below are three suggested entry-level careers that could get you started on the right track for a career in education. Teacher Assistants Working as a teacher assistant is a great place to…
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  • But Seriously, What Do Marketers Do?

    7 Dec 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Marketing is an expansive area of expertise that encompasses many different areas, skills and job descriptions. We connected with marketing pros to give you a sneak peek at three common types of marketing. Taking a closer look at these options will help you determine if this field is right for you.
  • 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for Business School Students

    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Whether your student is male or female, old-school or cutting edge, sensible or sentimental, there's a perfect idea on this list for every budget. You can rest assured that these gifts for business school students will get their nod of approval.
  • Why Work for a Nonprofit? Understanding the Advantages of these Organizations

    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    You're interested in business but not sold on working in a corporate environment. Working for a nonprofit may be the perfect career move. Learn about four benefits it could have on you and your family!
  • 21 Can't-Miss Marketing Terms, Acronyms & Abbreviations

    11 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The marketing industry is always evolving. The introduction of new techniques and technology means new terminology to learn as well. Learning the lingo and familiarizing yourself with the landscape ahead of time will help you become a confident and well-equipped marketing student.
  • 10 Salaries Business Majors Can Get Excited About

    27 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you need some cold, hard salary facts before pulling the trigger on pursuing a career in business, look no further. We identified the 10 most in-demand business careers and the exciting earning potential associated with each.
 
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  • What You Should Know about Coffee

    María Aragón
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:27 am
    The benefits and disadvantages of long-term consumption of coffee will surprise you. Monday. Early start. Meeting first thing. An exhausting work day lies ahead. Tomorrow too. And the day after tomorrow. And the day after that. Faced with this panorama, either you get a phone-call to tell you that you’ve inherited a huge fortune or, […]The post What You Should Know about Coffee appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Are Tattoos and Piercings Still a No-Go for the Workplace?

    Jeannine
    18 Dec 2014 | 5:16 am
    There’s a movement going on out there and you’ve probably seen it or become part of it. In recent years tattoos, piercings and other “frowned upon” lifestyle choices have become mainstream. The amount of friends you have with tattoos probably outnumber the friends without tattoos. Living in Barcelona I see it every day. In my […]The post Are Tattoos and Piercings Still a No-Go for the Workplace? appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Influencers, Who They Are and How to Be One

    Jeannine
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:27 am
    When talking about influential people we can all agree on one common characteristic: they are or were different; their thoughts and actions are and were unlike those of their peers, unlike those of the rest of the world. They are the individuals that every company or brand needs to succeed because they are the ones that […]The post Influencers, Who They Are and How to Be One appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • 10 Tips to Be Awesome on Your First Day of Work

    Lynn
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:27 am
    There’s something magical about the first day of a new job. The bright new rooms, names and faces, and all the exciting information to take in. Like Harry Potter, you feel honoured to have been the chosen one and you’re looking forward to becoming part of this new, magical world. No matter how experienced or […]The post 10 Tips to Be Awesome on Your First Day of Work appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • How to Take the Perfect LinkedIn Profile Picture

    Jeannine
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:52 am
    You never get a second chance to make a first impression. The profile picture you have on your LinkedIn profile is your first chance to make a lasting impression. Before exchanging E-mails, phone or face-to-face interviews, your connections will see your profile photo, and unlike with interviews, a photograph cannot defend your character. Having a […]The post How to Take the Perfect LinkedIn Profile Picture appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
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  • How to Master Online Networking for Job Search Success

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

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

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

    Ibro Palic
    26 Apr 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Job Interview Questions – IT and Engineering Positions   General Job Interviewing Questions Tell us a little about yourself. What are your most difficult/challenging classes or classes you didn’t like? Give an example of something you’ve done at work or school that demonstrate your willingness to work hard. What sorts of things have you done read more The post Job Interview Questions – IT and Engineering Positions appeared first on Resume Templates for Mac.
  • 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.
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  • My 4 Best Books of 2014 for Finding Your Edge

    Karl Rohde
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:59 pm
    by Karl Rohde — Get free updates of new posts here. Photo Credit: Karl Rohde Its hard to think 2015 is already here. With another year down I thought I would share my 4 most recommended books I devoured in 2014. With the social age bearing down on us and the industrial age slipping away the pressure to transform our way at work is higher than ever. These 4 books dig deep into what I believe is paramount insight into a purposeful approach to our life’s work. With the rapid innovations of the social age and the breaking down of the traditional barriers to create something of meaning we are…
  • 10 Things I Learn't from Endurance Swimmer Lewis Pugh

    Karl Rohde
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:25 pm
    by Karl Rohde — Get free updates of new posts here. Photo Credit: Karl Rohde We all need a little inspiration and last week I was broadsided with a monster dose. I was at the Gartner Symposium 2014 in Australia on the Gold Coast, day 4, taking in the day’s opening keynote. This is the last place, being a hard-line corporate, technology conference, that you would expect to be touched by a story. Being inundated and overwhelmed with content that week my anticipation was somewhat jaded. Lewis Pugh, a long distance endurance swimmer takes the stage to relate his account swimming in exotic and…
  • Why You Struggle To Focus And What To Do About It

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

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

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

    Florence Lewis
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:03 am
    Smoking harms not only the smoker but also those around him. A smoke-free work place can improve the health of your employees and reduce your liability; it can also make your employees more productive and efficient. Once the employer decides to address to smoking in workplace, it can very well be done. Though for every office the policies would differ but some of the common ways through which it can be realized are listed below: Image Courtesy: Photl.com 1. Create a Written Smoke-Free Policy It is important to formally introduce a policy to address smoking at the workplace. This policy should…
  • 9 Illegal Interview Questions to Avoid

    Florence Lewis
    30 Nov 2014 | 10:45 pm
    Job interviews, more often than not, are a stressful ordeal and you are left in a cold sweat wondering if you are saying the right things, the things the interviewer wants to hear. You probably accept the fact that you will have to answer some tough questions and think quickly on your feet. But are you aware that there are some questions which cannot be asked by interviewers? These questions are, in fact, illegal. Image Courtesy: photl.com Here are some topics which are absolutely taboo for interviewers while conducting a job interview. 1. Religion: Employers often make the mistake of asking…
  • 10 Tips to Use Psychology to Win Higher Salary Negotiation

    Florence Lewis
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Most of us find it awkward to negotiate for a higher salary during a job interview. While this is understandable to find it difficult to broach the topic of money, you shouldn’t allow yourself to feel uncomfortable.    by  Tax Credits  Surveys have revealed that a high percentage of employers leave room for negotiation when they make the initial offer. You just have to learn to understand the psyche of the employer and play your cards well when negotiating a higher salary with human resources, or the interviewer. Yes, it can be tough, but if you know the right psychological tricks,…
  • 8 Things to Avoid in Office

    Florence Lewis
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Office etiquette helps to keep work flowing smoothly and it enables you to conduct yourself in a courteous and professional manner with your co-workers and superiors. Are you wondering why you should be aware of the dos and don’ts of office etiquette? Simply because the way you behave at work influences your happiness as well as those of others around you. Here are a few important don’ts that you should be aware of and should consciously avoid at the workplace. 1. The Taboo Topics Religion and Politics are your basic ‘taboo topics’. They must be avoided at all costs as most people are…
  • 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…
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  • Steps to Prepare for Your Job Search – Part 3

    Brian Clapp
    16 Dec 2014 | 9:26 pm
    We’ve been in the job board business for a long time, one thing we have learned is the more work you do to prepare for your job search before you send out a single resume and cover letter the smoother it will go. With that in mind, we created a quick 5-part series (Part 1, [...]
  • Steps to Prepare for Your Job Search – Part 2

    Brian Clapp
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Job searching is stressful, that is a fact, but if you spend a little time getting your professional profile in order before you send out a single resume, your job search can be easier. That is the premise of this 5-part video series (see part 1 here), exploring five things you need to do before [...]
  • Steps to Prepare for Your Job Search – Part 1

    Brian Clapp
    12 Dec 2014 | 8:39 am
    If you are getting ready to start a job search this is the video series you need to pay attention to! Forget about how to send out your resume, or how to nail an interview…these are 5 tips you need to heed and execute on before you send out a single resume. Do these things [...]
  • Four Myths About Entertainment Careers and Why You Should Ignore Them

    Brian Clapp
    7 Dec 2014 | 7:39 pm
    The world of entertainment does not fit into the norms of other careers, because the path to success is far from linear. If you want to be an Accountant you are programmed from day one to go to college, get your undergrad in business, proceed directly to the best MBA program you can get into [...]
  • Entertainment Jobs Q&A – What is a Preditor?

    Brian Clapp
    4 Dec 2014 | 9:14 pm
    The grand return of our Entertainment Jobs Q&A column – I’ve been slacking a bit over the holidays, thank you very much – is a question right up my alley regarding my beloved TV industry. If you have a question you’d like is to answer for an upcoming version of the Entertainment Jobs Q & [...]
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  • Dialysis: The Different Options

    Stephanie
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:05 am
    As you already know, dialysis is a procedure that is undertaken to help cleanse the system of people who have experienced kidney failure. There are a large number of people out there who need dialysis so that their bodies can function without facing a single glitch. Sometimes when people are unaware that they need the procedure; they land in the emergency room after experiencing kidney failure. Under these circumstances, a catheter is placed under the area of a patient’s collarbone and they are put on hemodialysis.Hemodialysis is a way of cleaning the blood in a person’s body. This can be…
  • Dialysis: Tools for Continuing Education

    Stephanie
    11 Dec 2014 | 12:05 am
    If you wish to become a dialysis technician then, before you begin working in the professional field, you need to take an official course and pass a certification exam. This will enable you to understand the basics of the treatment and of how the kidneys work in the human body. You may also become aware of the nephorogical diseases that occur in the body. The certification courses help students to understand how to prep and administer patients while carrying out a dialysis treatment for them.You will also learn more about the following aspects:How to connect the dialysis machine to the…
  • Important Facts and Figures Related to Dialysis

    Stephanie
    4 Dec 2014 | 12:05 am
    In order to live a healthy life, it is important for your body to get rid of all the waste products and substances, regulate the amount of electrolytes, release unwanted hormones, and urinate properly. These essential functions are performed by your kidneys. However, when your kidneys fail to carry out all these activities, you undergo renal failure and, in this situation, you are advised by your doctor to undergo a dialysis treatment.Dialysis is the procedure during which your blood is cleaned and the hormonal and electrolyte levels in your body are balanced.Let’s take a look at some of…
  • Benefits of Continuing Your Dialysis Technician Education

    Stephanie
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:05 am
    If you are a dialysis technician, then it is essential for you to continue with your education. You can be enrolled in various dialysis technology and technique programs that are taking place in vocational schools as well as community colleges. To enter into a program related to dialysis technician training, you need to have GED or a high school certificate/diploma.This program will educate you regarding venipuncture, monitoring of the signs and symptoms of your patients, preparing your patients for undertaking the dialysis treatment, administering local anesthesia to them, and recognizing…
  • Insight into the Risks Associated with Hemodialysis and Their Solutions

    Stephanie
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:05 am
    Hemodialysis is a procedure that is carried out when a person undergoes renal failure.Understanding Hemodialysis and Its Need When you administer hemodialysis to your patient, their blood is pumped into a dialysis machine that filters various salts, wastes and fluids from their blood and purifies them separately. This procedure helps your patient to live a normal life, in spite of their weak kidneys.You need to strictly advise your patient who is undergoing hemodialysis to take their medicine on time, to eat healthy, and to get this treatment regularly. Moreover, you also need to examine…
 
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    Bank Exams Today

  • 7 Qualities that an Interviewer is looking for

    19 Dec 2014 | 3:48 am
    Many candidates reads lot of study material for interviews but they ignore to understand what an interviewer is looking for. Today I am going to share the basic selection criteria of any job interview :- Clarity of thoughtWhy you want to work in a bank.  Your answer - Right now I am working in my fathers business but I don't find any growth in it. This will create a negative impact in the ind of interviewer. Step in the shoes of interviewer. He will think that this person is not stable.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SBI PO 2014 Marks are Out now

    18 Dec 2014 | 11:59 pm
    SBI has released marks for PO exam held in June/july 2014. Fill your registeration number with roll number to get your marks Check your marks here In case in any trouble, comment below. Share screenshot of your marks in the comments [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • General Awareness Quiz for 19 December

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:49 pm
    General Awareness Quiz for today :- Questions1. 3 forms o f G-20’s are 2. 2013, G-20 of Heads of Government was held in Russia whereas 2015, G-20 will be held in 3. 25th ASEAN was held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar and 1st was held in 4. The main issues discussed in 25th ASEAN were 5. 9th EAS (East Asia Summit) was held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar and the Main issues were 6. 12th ASEAN India Summit was held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar and the main issues were 7. ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank Recruitment 2014 - IBPS RRB

    18 Dec 2014 | 10:34 pm
    Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank invited applications for Scale III, Scale II, Officer in Junior Management (Scale I) Cadre and Office Assistant (Multipurpose) posts from candidates who have cleared IBPSRRB CWE III exam. Date to apply - 18-12-2014 to 01-01-2015 Expected cutoff for interview (General) - 170 Post General OBC SC ST Total Officer Scale III 01 01 - ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Current Affairs Update for 19 December

    18 Dec 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Current Affairs Update for today :- Politics Minorities Rights Day observed in all over the World on 18th December 2014.  Appointments Amit Priyavadan Mehta appointed as Federal Judge in Columbia on 17th December 2014. On 17th December 2014, Ghanta Chakrapani appointed as first Chairman of Telangana State Public Service Commission.  Sports Hariom Singh won Gold Medal in Men’s 50 metre Rifle Prone Event in National Shooting Championship. On 16th December 2014, Kieron... [[ 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

  • Great Holiday Gifts 2014

    ddefazio
    28 Nov 2014 | 11:07 am
    Great holiday gifts 2014. It can be hard to find the perfect gift for some folks on your holiday gift list. Over the years, I have found several off-the-beaten path retailers where I have been able to find great holiday gifts 2014 and in years past. I share this list with you hoping that it may save you some time and help you find that perfect holiday gift for that difficult to shop for person or persons on your list. Great Holiday Gifts 2014 Here’s the great holiday gifts 2014 list for your searching. I hope you find what it is your are searching for or perhaps something that you…
  • 7 Computer Programmer Resume Tips That Can Shorten Your Job Search

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

    ddefazio
    8 Nov 2014 | 11:24 am
    If you are frustrated in your job search, then perhaps you should rethink your job search plan. Here is a recap of effective job search techniques from top resume writer Don Goodman that show you how to find a job fast. Effective Job Search Techniques for the Best Job Search Sites Whether you are learning how to find a job after college or your already established, it seems the first thing a job seeker does is head for the best job search sites. After all, isn’t it exciting to find positions on the best job searching sites that fit you like a glove? The chief problem is that the best job…
  • Six Figure Jobs and Executive Jobs Search Success With These 4 Tips

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

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

  • Shell Ideas360 Calls on Students for Game-Changing Ideas Around Food, Water and Energy

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

    Brendan Baker
    30 Mar 2014 | 6:07 pm
    Today, we bring you an experience from the perspective of a successful graduate who has spent the past twelve months working for one of the world’s largest companies, Honeywell, on their Australian Graduate Program. Yogini graduated from Monash University last year and is now a Graduate Project Engineer as part of the Honeywell Graduate Program. We asked Yogini what her experience has been like and she shares this below. Take it away, Yogini!     Name: Yogini Role/Function: Graduate Project Engineer Degree Completed: B. Engineering/Pharmaceutical Science Hon. University…
  • 6 Tips to Ensure You are Prepared for the Graduate Recruitment Season

    Brendan Baker
    14 Jan 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Now that 2014 has kicked off it’s time to get yourself prepared for what is set to be a big and exciting few months of the year! The graduate recruitment season typically runs from the 1st February through to the 30th April and it is during this time that the majority of the large organisations open the doors to graduates to apply for a position. So, let me ask you, are you fully prepared to ensure you give yourself every chance of landing your perfect graduate role? Here are 6 tips to ensure you are fully prepared for the upcoming graduate recruitment season.   1)     Research the…
  • How to Get a Graduate Job with No Experience

    Brendan Baker
    30 Nov 2013 | 2:10 pm
    How to Land a Graduate Job with No Experience The age-old saying goes “you can’t get a job without experience… and you can’t get experience without a job” And as a fresh graduate out of university this is one of the toughest barriers to face when trying to launch a career. There is hope however, as there are some quick and simple things that a Graduate can do to help them successfully land their first job and set themselves up for a solid career. Below are 5 tips for graduates to help them land their first job when they have no experience.   1)     Volunteer or do an…
  • Why You Need Job Specific Training to Succeed as a Graduate [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Brendan Baker
    17 Nov 2013 | 3:02 pm
    You have all the academic qualifications you need. You have your bachelor’s degree, you’ve even done honours, and you have High Distinction grades written all over them. Yet, you’re still struggling to get noticed when you are applying for the roles you want. Why is this happening? More and more, employers are looking for specific skills that demonstrate you are capable for the job at hand. When it comes to graduate programs, employers often look for leadership ability. However, there are also roles out there that require graduates with the right technical skills. Below is an…
 
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  • The Five Books I’m Giving This Year (and maybe to you)

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:57 pm
    Okay, I confess. I love books. I like to get them and I really like to give them. A book, unlike almost any other gift, is a symbol of thought and focus in a sometimes thoughtless and blurry world. When I give you a book, it means “I found meaning in this book and think you might, too.” I might be wrong—you may hate it. But ultimately, when I give a book, I’m attempting to give you something that will last far beyond your journey through the pages. So as the holidays approach and our 2015 dreaming and planning begins in earnest, I wanted to share the five books…
  • How I’m Working on My Relationship with Time

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    13 Nov 2014 | 1:50 pm
    I wish I had more time. How many times have I said that? Too many, I fear. How ’bout you? Do you say that, too? I’m actually hearing that wish a lot more this time of year, as the holidays loom larger and the days until year’s end are in double digits. And quite frankly, I’m over it. When I look at all the great relationships I have in my life—my family, my friends, and even the one with  myself—one of the suckiest, most challenging relationships for me is my relationship with Time. We need to live together happily, successfully. Time and I can’t be…
  • The Scary Things You Think About Work

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

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

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

    admin
    12 Dec 2014 | 5:30 am
    Every morning I listen to someone or something inspirational. Yesterday, I watched a Ted Talk that has to be the top five inspirational talks that I’ve ever watched. The story is entitled “Unthinkable Leadership.” The story is about a man named Joseph Oubelkas. Oubelkas was working for a fortune 500 company out of Holland and he offered an exciting opportunity to transfer to Morocco. He accepted the opportunity and then his life took an unfair and unfortunate change. Oubelkas was would be imprisoned unjustly and it’s in prison where the young man learns what life is…
  • 3 Steps To Change Your Life

    admin
    10 Dec 2014 | 5:11 am
    Its’ not what happens that determines the quality or quantity of your life, it’s what you do. I remember when I first decided that I wanted to change my life for the better. I was about 26 or 27. I had a small family, we lived in duplex in a small town called O’Fallon, Illinois, about 10 minutes west of  Scott Air Force Base 30 minutes east of St. Louis, Missouri. Coincidentally, I had just discharged from the Air Force and was embarking on a new career. I had a son on the way and finding meaningful work after leaving the military wasn’t easy as I found out. I started…
  • 10 Books To Help You With Investing

    admin
    5 Dec 2014 | 11:11 am
    During my freshman year at Virginia Commonwealth University, my Consumer Economics professor advised the entire class to “start investing while you’re young.” I was 18 then. Did I listen? Hell no! I felt I didn’t have enough money to invest. Truth be told, I did if I wanted to. Although I didn’t make a lot of money, had I taken a portion of my financial aid refunds, tax refunds and the money I blew on beer, clothes and music, I could realistically be a millionaire by now. If I had invested $50 a month in the stock market, despite the market crashes of 1987 and…
  • 4 Major Lessons That Will Change Your Life

    admin
    3 Dec 2014 | 12:43 pm
    The only way life gets better is when you get better. In all my years of reading to motivational books, tapes, CDs, audiobooks and now Youtube, I’ve read and listened to tons of material by Tim Robbins, Zig Ziglar, John Maxwell, Anthony Robbins, Les Brown and many others. But I’ve overlooked Jim Rohn somehow. I discovered Mr. Rohn by accident. While at work, I wanted to listened to something motivational for a change instead of listening to the same songs over and over. So I clicked on my youtube app on my smart phone searched for personal development. Jim Rohn came up. I had…
  • Review Of The 5 Habits Of Maximum Motivation

    admin
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:33 am
    A couple of months ago, I was listening to a podcast by Jason E. Jones, Ph.D. entitled The 5 Habits Of Maximum Motivation. This podcast was one of best podcasts I’ve listen to about motivation. Dr. Jones provided a lot of helpful information and useful nuggets for any manager or leader. Initially, I just listened to the podcast. Later, I found myself taking a lot of good notes that I plan to implement in my career. If the podcast wasn’t good enough, Dr. Jones provided a FREE downloadable book entitled The 5 Habits Of Maximum Motivation. The book is 50 pages divided into three…
 
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    Wolfgang Career Counseling & Resume Writing » Blog

  • How to Identify a Strength

    Dawn Shaw
    12 Dec 2014 | 3:56 pm
    What are you good at? What do you bring to the table for your employer? Don’t think of how you would answer this question in an interview but, rather, how you would tell a friend who genuinely wants to help you. Imagine that there is no right or wrong answer to this question. Think through your skills and strengths and list them out. It’s Easy to Identify Weaknesses Many of my clients are good at identifying their weaknesses but struggle to list more than two or three strengths. In many ways, that is human nature. Nonetheless, identifying a strength is much harder than their…
  • Getting Co-workers to Follow Your New Process

    Coach Wolfgang
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:56 pm
    Procedures – the rules of engagement and interaction your team or unit has devised to get work done collectively – are a necessary way of corporate life. You can’t just tell the development team to stop their projects and start working on a new feature you thought of yesterday. There are processes for evaluating ideas, collecting requirements, scheduling work and finally deploying. Though not perfect, and at times needing to be revised, procedures are in place for good reason. But what happens when someone decides they don’t need to follow the procedures? For example, when…
  • Treat Career Opportunities Like the Stock Market

    Coach Wolfgang
    14 Nov 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Many people think the “opportunities” that come along in their career are the big hits: How does a great new job offer at a trendy company sound? What about a promotion at work? Wouldn’t a big raise or a high-profile assignment make your day? Here’s Your Big Opportunity If I said that one of these opportunities would be awarded in 2 weeks, what would you do differently during those 14 days? You would probably jump into action and start going the extra mile at work, or you would polish your resume and practice interviews, or you would try learning some skills you’ve needed. What…
  • The Benefits of Communicating Up

    Coach Wolfgang
    7 Nov 2014 | 10:04 am
    This is a continuation of a previous post titled “How to find the right balance communicating with your boss”, where I described steps for making sure you find the right communication balance with your manager. Here I’d like to show you the next step – communicating across an organization, not just to your manager and immediate team. In case you didn’t know it, your manager’s job is to communicate the progress of your team to other parts of the organization. When your boss asks you “how did the campaign perform?” or “when will that patch go live?” it’s because your…
  • How to Find the Right Balance Communicating with Your Boss

    Coach Wolfgang
    7 Nov 2014 | 9:54 am
    This comes from a client and the insight he gained through our sessions and working with her boss. - Coach Wolfgang When Goldilocks went into the three bears’ house, she found one bowl of porridge too hot, another too cold and the last one just right. In a similar way, your new manager is wondering if you will be too timid, if you won’t communicate sufficiently or if you will be a healthy balance between the two. With that in mind, let’s review how you can achieve that balance that your manager is hoping for. The Loner A solid contributor and hard worker who doesn’t provide much…
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    Careertopia

  • How to Upgrade Your Credit Card as You Upgrade Your Career

    Guest Post
    18 Dec 2014 | 11:38 pm
    From graduating college to finally landing that new job after relentless interview after interview, new opportunities can come at any time and bring with them decisions that one might not be entirely ready to make. One of these decisions that a new career path will often present itself with is whether or not to upgrade… The post How to Upgrade Your Credit Card as You Upgrade Your Career appeared first on Careertopia.
  • Do You Know Your Gift [Infographic]

    Guest Post
    16 Dec 2014 | 11:20 pm
    This holiday, the greatest gift you can give is yourself. In the context of your career, the only work worth doing comes from a place of enjoyment and expertise. Only 13% of people worldwide actually like going to work, but you can only be great at that one thing you’ll sacrifice everything to achieve. On… The post Do You Know Your Gift [Infographic] appeared first on Careertopia.
  • Employee’s Choice Awards, the 50 Best Places to Work in 2015

    Bryce Christiansen
    14 Dec 2014 | 11:32 pm
    For seven years running now, Glassdoor has held their annual Employee’s Choice Awards. Based entirely on employee feedback, Glassdoor ranks the top companies to work for. 2015 50 Best Places to Work list (honoring companies with 1,000 or more employees) includes: Google ranks #1 for the first time – Google is only one of 5 companies to… The post Employee’s Choice Awards, the 50 Best Places to Work in 2015 appeared first on Careertopia.
  • 15 Ways to Beat Procrastination [Infographic]

    Bryce Christiansen
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:08 am
    There’s a big myth out there when it comes to procrastination. Too often procrastination is associated with laziness, but that’s not entirely the case. More often, procrastination has less to do with laziness and more to do with anxiety, fear of failure, or negative perfectionism. Some of the hardest workers, deepest thinkers, and productive workers… The post 15 Ways to Beat Procrastination [Infographic] appeared first on Careertopia.
  • 3 Online Degrees That Come With Workplace Flexibility

    Guest Post
    9 Dec 2014 | 7:58 am
    Work-life balance sometimes seems like little more than an urban legend, especially for working parents. How can you possibly satisfy all of your family’s needs while also excelling at a rewarding career? The answer: Flexibility. Parents striving for a fulfilling work-life balance need jobs that can make room for sick children, dance recitals, and special circumstances.… The post 3 Online Degrees That Come With Workplace Flexibility appeared first on Careertopia.
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    Career Sidekick

  • 3 Important Steps AFTER Your Job Interview

    Biron
    8 Dec 2014 | 8:00 pm
    So your job interview is over. All the prep work and research you’ve done has played its part and you’re finished with the tough part. But what can you do from this point onward to increases the chances of a successful job search, all the way to accepting a job offer? Here are 3 important tasks that everyone should consider after a job interview: 1. Understand next steps in the process. Thank the interviewer for their time, and ask them how they expect the process to go from here. Maybe you’re the last person to interview and they expect to have feedback by tomorrow. Maybe…
  • The Most Common Job Interview Mistake at High Levels

    Biron
    29 Nov 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Other than failure to complete basic interview preparation (which I consider to be common sense) such as checking out the company’s website before going in for an interview, there’s one major job interview mistake that I see most often as a Recruiter. Unlike most mistakes, this doesn’t become less and less common with the higher level job seekers that I work with. In fact, sometimes I see it occur more at the higher levels. If you have a few years of experience or more, it’s especially important to be careful of this job interview blunder. The common job interview…
  • A Career In Sales- Everything You Need to Know

    Biron
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:40 pm
    Very few people talk about corporate sales as a career option in highschool or college. Everyone learns about the various career paths in Finance, Accounting, Science, Engineering, etc because those topics can be studied specifically. Because schools cannot (or do not) teach sales techniques, you’re not usually introduced to this option. It’s a pretty well-kept secret but the reality is that sales people make a ton of money with just a Bachelor’s degree (or sometimes without one!). And forget the stereotypes about how a career in sales requires an outgoing or extroverted…
  • 50 Groundbreaking Startups and How They Began (Video)

    Biron
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    I didn’t create this video but I found it invaluable and fascinating and wanted to share. It was shown to me yesterday.   The video is a 40 minute compilation of 50 startup founders discussing how they came up with their ideas. These are founders of top companies like Facebook, Spotify, Instagram, Airbnb, and many many more. Incredibly valuable to anyone who ever hopes to start their own firm. My takeaways from the video: Learning how to write code is pretty valuable. I wish I knew how. Maybe I should learn. Once it’s time to scale up a project and really make it mainstream,…
  • The Best Subject Line for Job Applications

    Biron
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:52 pm
    I previously wrote this article about the best email subject lines for followup emails. A couple of people asked me specifically about subject lines for initial job applications, so I wanted to write a brief post to address this. If you read my first article, the same general advice applies for job applications- get specific. Generic subject lines like ‘Resume Submission’ or ‘Sales Job Resume’ are likely to get mixed in with all of the other applicants and either delayed or forgotten. The solution: Make sure your subject line is specific. Here’s an example.
 
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    Quit or Not

  • Why writing a good resume is important

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

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

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

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

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:40 pm
    By Julia Richardson – The job market currently isn’t the best for those who are graduating. In fact, even if your prospects look good and unemployment is down, getting a job is still a daunting task—not to mention exhausting. Many universities simply tell you to attend a career fair or “join LinkedIn.” Sure, starting a LinkedIn account is good advice and a great way for you to start out on your job search. However, there are seven other very helpful tips that will help you on your search and hopefully help keep you from ripping your hair out in frustration. Reach out to…
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    The Vesume Group » Our Blog

  • References – Best Practices for Job Seekers

    Amber Anderson
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:30 am
    The post References – Best Practices for Job Seekers appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • Talent Shortage + Skills Gap = Job Seeker’s Market

    Amber Anderson
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    Yes, you read it right.  We believe it is a job seeker’s market.   You may have recently read this news clip: The national unemployment rate dropped to 5.9 percent in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. That marks the first time unemployment has been below six percent since July 2008. That is a national average.  You need… The post Talent Shortage + Skills Gap = Job Seeker’s Market appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • 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.
 
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    Tourism Exposed

  • 3 Ways Being Thankful Improves Your Job Search

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:07 pm
    This week is American Thanksgiving. I’m making the holiday dinner for the first time. Did I mention that I don’t cook very much (and that I hate cooking)? I have recipes gathered and my apron ready. Keep your fingers crossed for me! Since many of you will have some much-needed time off this week from... [Continue Reading]3 Ways Being Thankful Improves Your Job Search was first posted on November 24, 2014 at 5:07 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry News: How to Stay Up to Date and Take Ownership of Your Career by Using Online Resources

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:57 pm
    How can you make yourself stand out and be valuable to travel, tourism and hospitality hiring managers and organizations you’re interested in working for? Travel, tourism and hospitality is a dynamic industry where it can sometimes feel as if change is the only constant. And in this industry, it can be overwhelming for you to... [Continue Reading]Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry News: How to Stay Up to Date and Take Ownership of Your Career by Using Online Resources was first posted on November 19, 2014 at 7:57 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • 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".
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    Wild About Work

  • 77 year-in-review questions to prepare for the new year

    Curt
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:02 am
    We’re coming up on a time of year when our attention naturally turns to new beginnings and changes for the better. By January 31st, you will have invested 365 days of your life into the last year. You can either let that time slide into the past and start focusing on next year, or spend some time squeezing every last drop of value from it. If you want to get the most out of the last year and gain valuable insights you can carry into your new year’s efforts for positive change, take a step back, look through an objective lens, and ask questions like, “What happened? What…
  • Wild About Work on Pinterest!

    Curt
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:14 am
    Truth is stranger than fiction! I took the Pinterest plunge last week and have been busily creating a Wild About Work resource there. Check it out! I’m creating boards there focusing on a wide range of topics, ranging from self-exploration and self-awareness to mindfulness to physical wellness. Stop on by. Tell your friends. Enjoy!   Posts you might also love! The benefits of gratitude Five Friday Favorites: April 25th, 2014 How to discover your 10-year vision Please, please, please – don’t listen to me! Improve your life with Gratitude Breathing
  • The blessing of a jackhammer (and what that has to do with creating work you love)

    Curt
    6 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    There’s a big road construction project going on across the street from me. The last couple days have been filled with wave after wave of jackhammering. There’s not much to do but tune it out, but every time it stops for an extended period of time I’m struck by how peaceful it feels. The silence is almost palpable. Every time I experience that silence, I realize how much tension the jackhammer has been causing – both in my mind and my body. The silence feels like a little trip to the spa where that tension just drips away. Sure, the incessant rattle of metal on…
  • Change your life (seriously!) with a Positive Journal

    Curt
    3 Nov 2014 | 10:07 am
    In 2008, my business was in freefall, and I was broke, broke, broke (not to mention stressed, stressed, stressed). The financial crisis had hit me hard – not many people were thinking about creating careers that lit them up when they were worried about survival. I was complaining to a friend about my situation and she said something that stopped me in my tracks. “Curt, where is the abundance in your life?” I realized that I actually had great gobs of abundance in my life – just not the financial version. And yet it was my stress about the financial variety that was…
  • The life-changing potential of one single small step

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

  • The Best Movies On TV Before Christmas Day

    Dan
    18 Dec 2014 | 4:34 am
    Enjoy Christmas with our ultimate guide of the best films to watch on TV during this merry period on both freeview and paid-TV services from Sky or Virgin. The post The Best Movies On TV Before Christmas Day appeared first on Number Direct.
  • How To Play Your Cards Right And Reduce Your Debts This Christmas

    Kathryn Kearns
    17 Dec 2014 | 9:04 am
    It's estimated that shoppers will put £23bn on credit cards this Christmas. Don’t worry though, this guide to reducing your debts over Christmas might just help you out. The post How To Play Your Cards Right And Reduce Your Debts This Christmas appeared first on Number Direct.
  • 8 Apps That Changed Our Lives In 2014

    Kathryn Kearns
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:53 am
    We’ve seen a number of great apps roll off the conveyor belt this year. Let’s take a look at the ones that have really changed our lives in 2014. The post 8 Apps That Changed Our Lives In 2014 appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Clever Home Gadgets You Need To Be A Better Cook

    Dan
    15 Dec 2014 | 3:51 am
    Whether you consider yourself an amateur chef or find cooking an arduous task, these five clever gadgets for your home can help you out around the kitchen. The post Clever Home Gadgets You Need To Be A Better Cook appeared first on Number Direct.
  • 5 Apps That Will Make Christmas Deliveries Easier

    Kathryn Kearns
    12 Dec 2014 | 7:32 am
    Sending or waiting for deliveries can be a real hassle, and often quite stressful. Take a look at these apps and services that could make deliveries less of a pain, and more of a pleasure. The post 5 Apps That Will Make Christmas Deliveries Easier appeared first on Number Direct.
 
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    Media Jobs

  • Robots haven’t killed us all yet and Yieldbot is hiring for a Director Of Marketing

    David Marini
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:58 am
    Yieldbot is looking for a Director of Marketing. After a decade of start-up success and thought leadership in SEO, SEM and Landing Page Optimization, Jonathan Mendez realized many of the same operating principles of search indexing and landing page optimization could be applied to create a revolutionary operating system for premium display and web-based mobile advertising. Yieldbot has created revolutionary technologies to extract the real-time “intent” of website visitors, serving as the foundation of our unique digital marketing platform – the first and only such platform to rival the…
  • Eyeview has their gaze out for a new Product Marketing Manager

    David Marini
    17 Dec 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here is the lowdown on Eyeview, a company seeking a Product Marketing Manager. Eyeview combines the effectives of TV with the efficiency of digital personalization. By personalizing your video assets to ensure relevant communication with all your consumers and prospects. From digital exposure to in-store sales, Eyeview measures the return on every aspect of your media investment. They are the world’s leading personalized video solutions provider. They create and execute broadcast-quality online video campaigns from start to finish. By transforming brand assets into limitless personalized…
  • Master of Content for Vimeo, take the job as the Content Partnership Manager!

    David Marini
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:02 am
    At Vimeo, your job as the content partnership manager is to handle the onboarding and management of all of our Video on Demand content providers – such as distributors, producers, filmmakers and media companies – and with our content ingestion partners. You will be the master of understanding and explaining video formats, metadata specifications, and the Vimeo Video on Demand Pro interface for our content partners, while also managing their film releases on the VOD platform. In addition, you will be relied upon to manage the relationships with our content ingestion partners to ensure…
  • The Hottest Digital Media Jobs Nobody Ever Thought of

    David Marini
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:04 am
    So if you’ve been thinking about the kinds of media jobs that will be big in the future. How about those that will be a paradigm shift in human behaviors? Consider this forecast from Magna Global, World-wide ad revenue will grow 4.8% to $536 billion in 2015. ZenithOptimedia, predicting spending will rise 4.9% in 2015 to $545 billion. Magna Global, says Digital Media is on track to surpass TV revenue in the U.S. by 2017. Did you just read that, these are big numbers, and you should be looking at big number markets if you’re still trying to figure out where to apply your expertise or…
  • Time Inc. New York wants an Account Executive that can make the Magic Happen

    David Marini
    11 Dec 2014 | 7:02 am
    With over 90 brands. 50 global offices. Millions of loyal consumers. One-of-a-kind experiences. Countless conversations. Nearly half of all U.S. adults engage with a Time Inc. brand each month. Time Inc.’s Lifestyle division is looking for an experienced account executive to join the Real Simple digital team. Real Simple is a premiere lifestyle destination with more than 10MM monthly unique across desktop and mobile, and is aligned with Cozi, the leading shared calendar product for busy families, reaching over 12MM unique users. This position will service digital accounts within the NY…
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    The Pyramid Grid

  • Speaking Engagements – To Accept or Not to Accept

    Author
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:22 am
    It’s constantly being said: there’s no free lunch. Yet there are public speaking invitations, which are great opportunities for marketing you and your brand. The best part of it – it’s free (and often, you get paid and receive special treatment). Why Accept Public Speaking Engagements? - When you are invited to speak, it means that people acknowledge your expertise in your field. Being an expert says a lot about your company or business. It demonstrates the depth of your knowledge in what you do. - Speaking engagements open doors to priceless networks. There is no better way to…
  • Fear and Loathing in the Infirmary: fight your phobia

    Editor
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:37 am
    Clean clinical corridors, white coats looming, surgical equipment at the ready and death in the morgue – it’s easy to see why you might be afraid of hospitals. Yet, fearing these institutions (Nosocomephobia, as it’s known) is like being frightened of Santa Clause, Michael Palin or the British Heart Foundation. To look at such a benevolent force and feel fear is like staring into an Andrex puppy’s eyes and claiming you’ve seen Satan. The media doesn’t help matters. If you believe everything you read, you probably think you’ll catch some kind of MRSA/Ebola hybrid just from…
  • Top 5 Employment Jobs That Can Lead to Business Ownership

    Author
    15 Dec 2014 | 11:36 am
    Many employees confess their desire to someday quit their job and run their own business. Now, owning a business isn’t for everyone. However, there are employment jobs that are tailored for business ownership. If you happen to have one of these positions, you might have a future as an entrepreneur. Industrial or Process Engineer Process engineers are keen at maximizing productivity of processes, machines and other business resources. They are the ones who are responsible for keeping the businesses more efficient by systematizing work and designing processes. And these skills are vital for…
  • Start a Business Right by Choosing a Bank Well

    Author
    11 Dec 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Having a savings account is important, whether for personal or business use. This should ensure not only ready cash during emergencies, but it will also give you peace of mind knowing that you are well prepared. Saving money should be done in a bank. This is because these institutions offer insurance for your money and assurance that you are in good hands. However, you have to carefully assess which bank should you transact with:” CONVENIENCE Some owners a prefer a bank that is close to their shop or restaurant, while others want one that allows them to deposit money 24/7. For your…
  • The Vital Role of Career Mentorship to Senior Leaders

    Author
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:19 am
    When you’ve been in your position for a quite a long time, you feel that you know everything. You are confident that whatever happens, you’ll be able to deal with it effectively. But what you don’t know is that this kind of thinking only leads to failure. This is because the world is constantly changing and so do industry trends. This is why you need to seek career mentorship for senior managers. Other reasons that prove mentorship is beneficial even to senior leaders include: Unbiased opinion and input Because a mentor is not part of your company, he will be able to provide you…
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    Personal assistant jobs

  • What A Useless BA Degree Does Prove to HR

    Celebrity Assistant
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:12 pm
    We’ve all heard the countless stories of billionaires dropping out of college and becoming the world’s most successful people, so I’m definitely not going to bore you with those same, old, tired anecdotes — in short, college can’t measure a person’s aptitude or attitude; so some believe college is “useless”. But, and here’s the big […]
  • How to Reinvent Your Career

    Celebrity Assistant
    22 Nov 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Today’s competitive job market is just a reminder that being on you’re A-game is always a good idea. There’s no room for complacency when competition for jobs is at an all-time high. If you’ve found yourself not getting as many interviews or job offers as you’d like, then consider the following:   Is your resume […]
  • Brian Daniel Featured on LinkedIn

    Celebrity Assistant
    5 Nov 2014 | 6:44 pm
    In case you didn’t already know, Brian Daniel is regularly featured on LinkedIn Pulse next to other “Influencers” like billionaires Bill Gates and Sir Richard Branson. Here are just some of the categories Brian’s posts have been featured in: You can view Brian’s LinkedIn articles HERE.  
  • 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 […]
 
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    Latest blog entries

  • What You Need to Know About the Law of Attraction

    15 Dec 2014 | 3:11 am
    Do you know what “the secret” is? Have you ever heard of the Law of Attraction? If you haven’t, then this article will enlighten you and bring a force of positive energy and hope into your life; if you have, then continue to read on because we will take a look at how the law of attraction should be applied to our lives to ensure success, wealth, happiness and health. With 2015 right around the corner, what better time to take on the New Thought of the Law of Attraction and begin the New Year with a new you! The Meaning of The Law of Attraction This law or ‘new thought’ if you will,…
  • Cracking The Interview: The Code For Preparing For A Face-to-face Job Interview

    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
      Under ideal circumstances, job interviews can be very stressful and emotionally draining. After all, how you perform on a job interview will likely determine whether or not you get an offer for a position. Unfortunately, unless you are an experienced jobseeker, who has has participated in many job interviews, you will likely be taken by surprise at your next one.  To that end, the following tips, when adhered to, will likely help to reduce your stress level at your next job interview and possibly increase your chances of getting a job offer. §  Allow yourself an ample amount…
  • You Won't Believe How Scary These Resumes Are

    6 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    When you embark on the job search, updating your resume is the natural first move. Resume writing is where you devote significant energy, in order to increase the likelihood that the recruiter will stand up and take notice. But it doesn’t bode well if the recruiter flags your resume for all the wrong reasons. In the spirit of Halloween, let’s highlight some of the scariest types of resumes out there: 1. The template. No, no, 1,000 times NO. I beg of you: please do not use a Microsoft Word resume template. I cannot express to you deeply enough how unimpressive that appears to the reader.
  • Want To Reach Your Highest Potential In The Work Place

    4 Nov 2014 | 8:30 pm
    I just read a wonderful book called Unique Ability: Creating The Life You Want by Catherine Nomura, Julia Waller and Shannon Waller. The book is about identifying what makes us each unique and then sharing that ability with the world. It is about discovering our unique gifts and then using those to create our livelihood and life’s work. For me, reading this book reinforced what I’ve known and seen successfully demonstrated throughout my 16 year career as an HR coach and consultant; that is, when we work from our strengths and let our unique abilities shine through, we are most…
  • How to Get More Workplace Flexibility

    4 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Since the now infamous memo from Jackie Reses at Yahoo! was released to the media, HR circles across the country are abuzz with renewed talk on workplace flexibility options. The memo stated that all employees who currently work remotely need to find a way to work in a Yahoo! office by June. Speculation on whether this was a good decision or not started almost immediately after this story broke and clearly there are people on both sides of the issue. Some advocates for flexible work arrangements and telecommuting claim that this decision actually could cause talented employees to become…
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    Job Interview Tips and Career Advice

  • Right Time to Plan Your Career Change

    jobsdhamaka
    18 Dec 2014 | 8:47 pm
    According to today’s career experts, the most people change their career 4 to 8 times in the entire working life. They spend their most time in the organizations, where they feel comfortable and get competitive annual growth than other companies. Career change without any reason or pre-planning can be harmful for employees; you must consider […]
  • Voices of Corporate Leaders: Why It’s Necessary

    jobsdhamaka
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:17 am
    Some corporate leaders achieve maximum visibility and higher level in their life. Because of, they work hard with clear goals and positive thoughts. We may agree with those leaders who lead organizations and possess through a long lasting expertise in their domain. The most leaders amongst them who talented to go ahead, but a few […]
  • Employee Engagement Tips and Ideas -Need to Apply

    jobsdhamaka
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:41 am
    Employee engagement is one of the most important aspects of any organization. The entire process of employee engagement has developed on positive psychology, HR experience and business models, which are necessary for the success. Today, we need to promote our business brand through internal and externally efforts. A few businesses, only focus on the external […]
  • Important Tips to Stay Positive In Long Term Job Search

    jobsdhamaka
    15 Dec 2014 | 4:05 am
    To keep our body mentally strong and emotionally healthy, it is necessary to stay positive and take healthy diets. A positive thoughts always support to achieve successes, either it business, career or sports. But how can we keep us stay positive when searching for new job opportunities or establish a successful business entity anywhere. Here […]
  • Essential Tips to Prepare for a Behavioral Interview

    jobsdhamaka
    12 Dec 2014 | 4:16 am
    Behavioral interviews are one of the ideal ways to test the past behavior and attitudes of the candidates. Such interviews are becoming more popular amongst employers to make the right decision while hiring employees. The recruiters usually asked questions related to their past decision and situation handling capabilities. The answers of these questions allows the […]
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  • North Bengal University Result 2014 BA, B.Sc, B.Com www.nbu.ac.in

    Oxter Team
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:27 am
    North Bengal University Result 2014 for BA, B.sc, B.Com Part 1 & 2 to be declare at www.nbu.ac.in check score card : North Bengal University has released a notification for publishing of the result for BA, B.Sc, B.Com Hons and General Exam. Lots of students have appeared various exams. So all the students those who have given the exam are eagerly looking for their result. Now the waiting time is over. Students are waiting for their result. North Bengal University will soon publish North Bengal University Result 2014 for various courses. Score Card will be available on the official…
  • WBSSC Recruitment 2014-15 CGL Group B 390 Posts Apply www.wbssc.gov.in

    Oxter Team
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:20 am
    WBSSC Recruitment 2014-15 for CGL Group B 390 Posts Apply online at www.wbssc.gov.in WBSSC Recruitment Notification 2015 : A West Bengal Staff selections commission (WBSSC) has declared a notification for 390 posts vacant in various departments for the Group B in Bengal. An interested candidate can apply online by fill out the available online applications form at official website that is www.wbssc.gov.in. The names of the various posts and available vacant are given below. Backward class welfare, inspector. Total 331 posts Research investigator. Total 6 posts Minority developments officer.
  • KSET Result 2014 Karnataka State Eligibility Test Cut off / Merit List

    Oxter Team
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:11 am
    KSET Result 2014 Karnataka State Eligibility Test Cut off Marks at www.uni-mysore.ac.in Check Karnataka SET Merit List : Mysore University is going to publish the cut off marks for Karnataka State Eligibility Test 2014. Earlier Mysore University had issued a recruitment notification for filling of various vacant seats for Lecturer and Teacher posts in various educational institutes across the state. Huge number candidates were submitted their application through online mode. Every Year University of Mysore conducts the Karnataka State Eligibility Test for the selection of candidate for…
  • UIIC Administrative Officer Exam 2014 Hall Ticket www.uiic.co.in

    Oxter Team
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:06 am
    UIIC Administrative Officer Exam Hall Ticket 2014 Download UIIC Admit Card at www.uiic.co.in get admission ticket call latter : The United India Insurance Company Limited (UIIC) has issued a notification for publishing of UIIC Hall Ticket 2014 for Administrative Officer. Admit card is for the written exam which is conduct for the recruitment of 323 vacant posts of Administrative Officer. United India Insurance Company Limited will conduct written test in order to shortlist the candidate for these posts. The written exam for United India Insurance Company Limited Administrative Officer post…
  • www.unishivaji.ac.in Shivaji University Hall Ticket 2015 Download Admit Card

    Oxter Team
    19 Dec 2014 | 2:01 am
    www.unishivaji.ac.in Shivaji University Hall Ticket 2015 Download Admit Card Through online mode at www.unishivaji.ac.in entrance exam UG & PG : Shivaji University has published an advertisement for downloading Shivaji University hall ticket 2015 for upcoming semester exam. The admit card for the university annual semester examinations. Shivaji University conducts the exam every year for the various UG and PG degree courses in the months of March/ April/ May months and October/ November/ December respectively. Every year lots of candidate gives examination for various course to…
 
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  • 10 Gift Ideas for Your Boss

    Vantage Point
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Last minute Christmas shopping doesn’t have to be an ordeal (seriously!). And as managers trying to find the right work-life balance, it does not have to be another big addition to your to-do lists. The trick is to get the recommendations and decide beforehand on what you are buying. If you’re having trouble identifying what your niece wishes for Christmas, we cannot help you there. But if your boss is also one of the recipients, the following list might get you out of that busy shopping street a bit quicker. Today we present the 10 gift ideas for your boss from your personal Gift…
  • Christmas Etiquette in the Office

    Experteer Staff
    19 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    This is the soppy time of the year when you have the chance to let people in your life know how important they are to you: family, of course, friends, for sure and …office colleagues? Yes of course for networking and then the next senior position or promotion. Ok, also so that you can breathe in good office air. Earlier this year we already shared the reasons on why paying attention to the workplace relationships can in fact help you improve your productivity and perceptions. Recently I met a group of managers and several among those also talked about team culture and how they need to…
  • 8 tips to refresh during your year end break

    Susanne Kirchner
    18 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    The year is slowly but surely coming to an end even if the summer holiday feels like it happened just yesterday. Everyone is looking forward to the holiday period of the year. Holidays should allow for rest and free your mind. In the few days or several weeks we will finally once again have time for ourselves and do things that are so have far fallen on the wayside. But many do not make it actually succeed in turning off while on vacation. It is not uncommon for supervisors and managers to come in the company during their vacation time for meetings. So much so for relaxation and…
  • Management Skills 207: Tips to fight ageism at workplace

    Susanne Kirchner
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    One of our team leaders waited until his last day in our company, to tell us how old he is. Apart from the fact that he looked much older than he really was, I was suddenly aware of why. The rest of his team was older than him and he wanted to avoid that this would put his leadership in question. Yes, ageism at workplace has become an important issue. May worry that the headhunters disqualify candidates because the company wanted someone “younger”. But who says older employees perform worse than their younger colleagues? If you reach a certain age are you actually doomed…
  • How do hiring managers read resumes ?

    Ashwati Michael
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    At the time of looking at the job description, it feels perfect. And you submit the resume. And then you wonder, how do managers read resumes? What are they looking at? For recruiters and hiring managers who deal with hundreds of resumes, it is difficult to sort to the information overload. Some resumes are nothing more than a recitation of work history. With others they will be looking at a document that was written to focus on a specific target job, or perhaps hide a problem. Resumes get longer and more complex as there is more experience to draw on, and at the same time their very…
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    Career Square

  • CV myths busted!

    Charlotte O'Neill
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:08 am
    When it comes to writing a CV, especially in the modern and digital age, the lines are incredibly blurred. There are so many unspoken rules flying around that it can be difficult to know what should or shouldn’t be included in your CV. Here are myths which have had a far too long shelf life than necessary! One-sided Somehow, it is thought that your CV should only be about one size of an A4 piece of paper, with the reasoning behind it stating that employers receiving hundreds of applicants for one position and do not have the time to read through them. However, if you’ve had a great past…
  • Why it is acceptable to ask for feedback

    Charlotte O'Neill
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:20 am
    Constructive criticism and supportive feedback are essential for employees and job seekers to fully understand where their talents and abilities lie, and what areas they need to improve on. Whether you have attended an interview recently, or started an internship, it is acceptable to ask for feedback, and employers should respond positively to your request. Feedback can prove to be helpful, especially concerning the two above: Interviews When you attend an interview you are trying to showcase your best talents and attributes for the job that you have applied for. Employers are seeking to find…
  • Employers: How to offer a great internship

    Charlotte O'Neill
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:09 am
    When businesses and employers decide to host internships, they’re offering a fantastic opportunity for individuals to gain experience about the area of work they are interested in; wrapped up in an available format of an entry-level and/or temporary position. Internships should be more than just having a new employee do all the work that is left behind, or what other colleagues don’t want to do themselves – it needs to offer a valuable experience and be worthwhile. There are a few ways for employers to offer a great internship. Firstly, by giving their new interns a decent amount of…
  • Being Interviewed: The Basics

    Charlotte Bryan
    30 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    The search for an internship can be a long, tedious struggle. After sending your CV to as many different internships as possible and getting one, possibly two replies back for an interview it can take you by surprise. Questions race through your mind such as; what to wear, what to say or even how to say it. Having gained experience of the “what to dos” has given me a detailed understanding of the basics. Arrive Early I know it’s an obvious one but it’s an important one. This is the first snippet you will show of your character. By arriving early to you interview it will answer the…
  • How internships are a better learning experience than the classroom

    Charlotte O'Neill
    28 Oct 2014 | 6:19 am
    Internships aren’t perfect for each individual, however, they offer a completely different atmospheric learning experience than anything else out there; therefore, whether it is only for one month or for an entire year, an internship can teach you valuable lessons and be a better learning experience than the classroom. You’ll work harder The one difference between studying and an intern position, is that you’re going to work harder – a lot harder! Most internships have the promise of the opportunity of your role becoming permanent once you have successfully completed your time at…
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    Talent Tribune

  • Friday Round Up: The Holiday Edition

    Liz Seasholtz
    19 Dec 2014 | 11:33 am
    In between baking cookies and buying presents for our office Secret Santa, we’ve been reading a lot of holiday/New Year-themed articles over here at the Talent Tribune HQ – and we love them! Nothing makes us merrier than applying a holiday theme to articles on the workplace. Here are a few of our favorites. Happy Holidays! Here’s a Box of Hot Pockets Cleveland.com compiled a list of the most unusual holiday gifts people have received from their coworkers. Some winners included a box of Hot Pockets, a single chess piece, a fire extinguisher, and an ornament with the co-worker’s…
  • How to Throw a Great Holiday Party for Your Office

    Scott Matthew
    16 Dec 2014 | 7:18 am
    We’ve all been there: the obligatory office party where everyone stands around awkwardly for three hours making small talk. But office holiday parties don’t need to be awkward. In fact, they can actually be a lot of fun. And if your holiday party is coming up, there’s still time to make it great. Below, we’ve put together a list of 5 ways to spruce up your company party this year: Photo credit: Reid Kelly, P.C. 1. Include plus-ones Inviting plus-ones to your office party is both a way to say “thank you” to your employees and a great way to breathe life into…
  • The 10 Best Places to Open a Small Business

    Katherine Wood
    15 Dec 2014 | 7:53 am
    After 6 long years, the economy is recovering. In November, the National Federation of Independent Businesses reported that its Small Business Optimism Index increased 2.0 points to 98.1, the highest since before the recession in February 2007. As things are looking up, we thought it would be a good time to look at the places where small business is thriving. Using U.S. Census data, we ranked the 10 best places (towns and cities) in America for small businesses. These are the places with positive small business hiring trends, positive small establishment numbers growth, and with high…
  • Talent Tribune’s Holiday Gift Guide for Workaholics

    Abby Perkins
    12 Dec 2014 | 6:35 am
    Whether it’s a sibling, a significant other, or a good friend, everyone has one in their life – a workaholic, that is. And holiday shopping for them can be a pain. What to get – not for the person who has everything, but the person who never leaves the office? The obvious answer? Office supplies. Not just any office supplies, though – a trip to Staples isn’t going to cut it. We’re talking unique, creative and even beautiful office supplies that will brighten up any workspace, from cubicles to corner offices. Searching for a stocking stuffer or a present for the office gift swap?
  • What the Millennial Job Seeker is Thinking

    Contributor
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    At this moment, I’m standing five months away from being a college graduate. I’m 22 years old, living/biking/studying/interning/preparing to take the leap into the “real world.” I am the Millennial. While we’re all individuals, I believe that there are many things we have in common. Other than teaching our parents how to print photos and navigate tablets and being too busy to even know what the term “millennial” means, a few things for sure are that: We are all really good at the things that we genuinely enjoy doing. We are all searching for jobs. We are all thinking a million…
 
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    Career Strategy

  • You’re just lucky to have a job…or are you?

    ucareerstrategy
    16 Dec 2014 | 2:04 pm
    Ever heard someone say that you are ‘lucky to have a job’ because of the tight job market or because you are getting ‘great experience’ in your current position? Granted, a lot of us are lucky to have jobs in the Western world when compared with the situation in impoverished nations where people struggle just to live. Why you shouldn’t feel lucky to have a job you dislike However, comments like this start me thinking about the degree to which people should feel lucky to be employed, even if they aren’t enjoying their work. The attitude that you should feel…
  • Square pegs in round holes and fitting skills to roles

    ucareerstrategy
    9 Dec 2014 | 2:22 pm
    “Why is Harry doing the accounting? He’s never even done it before – shouldn’t we just get someone in who has the right skills?” Being a good fit for your role is key in being able to perform your job effectively. I’ve worked with many people over the years who flounder because they have been selected to perform a role that they just aren’t suited to. This isn’t necessarily because they are no good, but simply because their skills and familiarity with the type of work are not up to the level required. There are good and bad times for developing…
  • Just because you aren’t scared of public speaking…doesn’t make you good at it

    ucareerstrategy
    2 Dec 2014 | 2:02 pm
    You glance at your phone…1:10pm. This presentation was supposed to finish 10 minutes ago. You look to the front of the room as the speaker gestures excitedly and kindly asks if you can ‘bear with him for another few minutes’ while you watch your colleagues squirm and fidget in their seats beside you. By now you don’t even remember what the presentation was about and are more focused on your angry internal dialogue than the speaker. Eventually, the speaking stops and people rush out of the room to get to their next appointment, while the presenter watches on with a…
  • Fear, Uncertainty and just Doing it

    ucareerstrategy
    25 Nov 2014 | 1:57 pm
    Fear is one of the strongest feelings we have and has a significant effect on what we do with our lives. Many opportunities that come our way are overlooked because we ‘might not be ready’ or ‘might not be able to handle the stress’ along with hundreds of other reasons that we tell ourselves every day. Fear basically exists to keep us safe from harm – if we just took on everything that came our way with no thought of the potential dangers then it’s likely that we wouldn’t last too long. The only issue with this instinctive feeling is that…
  • It’s a win-win decision…so why does it stress me out?

    ucareerstrategy
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:44 pm
    Every day we are presented with choices. What to eat, what car to buy, where to go on holiday, what movie to watch. Most decisions we make are trivial, and often we don’t even notice that they really are decisions at all. After all, if everything we did involved a momentous decision, it would be a difficult world to live in. Occasionally we’ll need to make choices where all the options are positive – if you choose path A, you win, and if you choose path B, it’s still great, but simply a different way to go. These types of decisions can be fantastic – it’s a…
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    Subtle Cues

  • What You Need in Order to Start Blogging

    Breanna
    8 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Although I’m pretty brand new to blogging, I’ve been reading blogs for quite some time now. While reading other people’s posts and writing my own, I’ve started to realize what you need in order to start blogging. I have figured… Continue reading → The post What You Need in Order to Start Blogging appeared first on Subtle Cues.
  • Mindfulness

    Breanna
    4 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    This is a Part 2 or perhaps one of the many solutions to my post Letting Go Of Your Obsessive Thoughts. Throughout all of my research on the mind, thinking, and being present, one term consistently arises in conversation. That word… Continue reading → The post Mindfulness appeared first on Subtle Cues.
  • How to Add Experience to Your Resume

    Breanna
    1 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    Today it seems that professionals are only looking for one thing when skimming through your resume and cover letter – experience. This puts recent graduates in a tough position. We need to get a job in order to get some… Continue reading → The post How to Add Experience to Your Resume appeared first on Subtle Cues.
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  • Are Your Parents To Blame? Advice For Young Professionals

    mydailymark
    17 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    Part 2 of 2 In the first part of this post, I gave you my five cents on why college students and young professionals feel conflicted between getting a normal “good” job and working to turn their passions into a career.  I also gave out some golden life changing advice for students!  You can read that here: Post 1, Advice for Students This post is for the young professionals out there who already have the piece of fancy paper that says, “DEGREE”.  You have already passed the point of changing your college experience to tailor it for the career you want, but not all…
  • Are Your Parents to Blame? Advice for Students

    mydailymark
    15 Dec 2014 | 2:27 am
    Part 1 of 2 Do you struggle with the idea that you should be doing something else to make you happy or that people are pushing you to follow a path that won’t make you happy?  Why is that a struggle with you? If it was a simple question of “Do you want to be happy?”, then everyone would say “Yes!”. The problem comes with the willingness to power through all of the skepticism and bad advice from people in your life and possibly even family. Nearly 40% of all college students exhibit some signs of depression. Much of this comes from the internal struggle of doing what is expected…
  • Goal Permission Slip

    mydailymark
    8 Dec 2014 | 2:30 am
    Are you where you want to be in life or career?  If the answer is anything other than “Hell Yeah!”, then why aren’t you doing something about it?  Are you waiting for something?  I am here to tell you that the perfect time will not come.  Only you can determine if you have permission to pursue your passions.  If anything, most people will try to prevent you from working harder to achieve your goals and exposing their insecurities in their own life.  The permission slip below is just as ridiculous as waiting for someone to approach you and say, “It’s ok to…
  • 5 Steps to Find Perfect Inspiration

    mydailymark
    1 Dec 2014 | 2:24 am
    All of the motivation in the world is useless if you don’t know what to do or how to take action. With this simple technique, you can set a more clear path to your goals by viewing what others did that was successful when they were in the same position you are in now.  Creating a Inspiration Web was introduced to me by my lovely wife after listening to her favorite artsy podcast, Elise Gets Crafty.  Elise referenced the book Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon and he suggested this process in the book.  Simply put, find someone doing what you want to do and research them. The…
  • How To Always Be Successful

    mydailymark
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    I have been successful at everything I have ever done. You can too if you change your definition of success. Success is not a point in time or a single shiny moment where you hear the magic bell signifying that you are now successful.  Success is when you are doing something to get you closer to your potential.  What may seem like a failure at the time, will later be put back into your life as a valuable learning experience which makes it a success. How can I possibly claim to be successful at everything? I learn from my mistakes and use what I learned for the next go around. Each one of…
 
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    Raw Resume

  • Quality Assurance Resume Samples and Overview

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

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

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

    ResumePros
    2 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    Originally we had a contest exlusively for RawResume.com email subscribers and were only going to have one winner of a free resume edit, but there was so much demand we decided to have two winners. The critique of the first winner can be found here, which was focused mainly on entry-level retail jobs. The second winner, who I’ll refer to as John, told us he was applying to social media and entry level office jobs. Here is the first version that John sent us: Page 1 of the original Page 2 of the original First Impressions The first thing you should always do when editing or critiquing a…
  • A Real Example of a Resume Critique and Edit: Retail Edition

    ResumePros
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:44 pm
    Recently we held a contest for a free resume edit for all of our email subscribers, something that we try to do from time to time. Two winners were chosen, this was the first, we will be posting another critique soon for the second winner. The resume just below was our winner’s original resume, let’s call him John (Name changed for privacy). Just about everything that is in this critique is based off of the concepts and information in our Definite Guide to Writing an Interview-Winning Resume. The original resume Important note about file type!: We were sent a .docx file, which is…
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    Conscious Careerist

  • Top 25 Quotes For Conscious Living

    Cecilia
    7 Dec 2014 | 2:40 am
    I love quotes. They have a lovely tendency of balancing the fine line of infinite wisdom and cliche. After a discussion on quotes and favorite authors a few days ago, I felt compelled to dig deep and list the ones that have had a real impact on me. There is a very clear theme here; they are quotes on […]
  • Making Change Inevitable: The Art of Immersion

    Cecilia
    8 Nov 2014 | 3:27 am
    We are creatures of habit and masters of adapting ourselves to our circumstances. And if we experience something long enough, it becomes our new normal. Imagine getting into a hot tub and slowly getting used to the hot water. Or the novelty and fun of a new job slowly transforming into everyday mundane work. It’s how traveling or […]
  • On The Future of Work

    Cecilia
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:51 am
    When I was seven, I wanted to be a pilot. In my twenties, I fell in love with PR and the marketing of ideas. Five years later, I was fascinated by technologies and their potential to better our world. Today I work as a coach, I work with startups, I write. I did not see that I was […]
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    Koanjah

  • Free Year of LinkedIn Job Seeker

    Jah Storkson
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    If you’re a member of the Armed Forces (active duty, guard, reserve) or a US Military Veteran, you’re eligible to take advantage of one free year of LinkedIn Job Seeker. To qualify, you will have to create a LinkedIn profile, list your military experience in your job summary, and fill out the simple application below. Your application will be review within 3 – 5 business days at which point you will receive access to LinkedIn Job Seeker. Take advantage of this limited time offer. Connect with Jah Storkson on LinkedIn for more information on this program. Free Year of LinkedIn Job…
  • Are you Innovative?

    Jah Storkson
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:34 am
      Everyone say’s that they like innovation. But are they telling the truth? People tend to only follow and like the results of innovation that are seen as successful in the public eye, although the distain from the process of innovation. In order to be innovative you have to be able to accept rejection, risk, ambiguity, failure, and fear of the unknown. If you have thick skin and realize that most people fail multiple times before they succeed, you could be up for the challenge. To be innovative you don’t have to discover the successor to the oil or spend hours with a creative team.
  • Market 1st, Product 2nd

    Jah Storkson
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:52 pm
      People tend to spontaneously make decisions without thoroughly examining the repercussions of those decisions. Although they can take a few weeks to announce a decision to others, they tend to make decisions in a split second. The information that people gather pertaining to a decision is not necessarily to make sure that they are making the right decision; rather they look for reason to justify a decision instead. When they do this they are not trying to understand the process; they are trying to make themselves comfortable with the decision they already made. The majority of…
  • Rapport Counts

    Jah Storkson
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:07 am
    Ask your colleagues if then ever met a combat veteran who requiring assistance from another soldier, but didn’t get it when they needed it most. Chances are they will shake their heads and say no. In order to create an effective teams, we must build rapport and establish common group. When we establish meaningful relationships, we can feel a sense of camaraderie to work towards a shared goal. First impressions do matter and then affect everything going forward. More than you may initially realize, finding something that you have in common with others needs to be acknowledged as soon as…
  • Say Thank You

    Jah Storkson
    23 Nov 2014 | 5:05 am
      Seven in ten hiring executives consider applicants’ thank you letters in their decision making process. Coincidentally, the majority of applicants don’t realize this. Only three in ten people send thank you letters after an interview. This reiterates the important aspect of showing up in the first place. It appears theta the seven of ten people who do not send after interview letters don’t follow through with the entire process. When you say thank you after an interview you won’t be the only one, but you will still stand out from the majority of applicants.
 
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    Careers Wiki

  • How Much Do Journalists Make?

    admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:59 am
    There are many types of journalists – defined by the specific task that they do. There are news reporters, feature writers, investigative journalists, editors, and photojournalists. They may either work in a team of staff of a local, national, or international news organization, or work freelance and write or report on a per project basis. Journalist Salary How much do journalists make? The annual average journalist salary reported is $37,090, which is equivalent to $17.83 per hour of work. This means that journalists in the United States more or less earn this amount of income. The…
  • How Much Do Veterinarians Make?

    admin
    16 Dec 2014 | 8:34 am
    A veterinarian cares for the health of animals. They hold the position of veterinary physician, and are often given the title of Dr. upon the completion of a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. They diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases and ailments of non-human animals. As more and more people are taking extra special care of their pets, the demand for vets working in their private clinics is seen to rise in the next several years, making this career a lucrative profession for those who love animals. A vet may work in a private clinic, in government, or work in the field to care for farm…
  • How Much Do Psychologists Make?

    admin
    13 Dec 2014 | 6:39 am
    A psychologist’s job consists of evaluating, diagnosing, treating, and studying the cognitive, emotional, and social processes of human behavior. They observe and analyze past behavior, and use this information to predict future behavior. Essentially, psychologists study the human mind and behavior to provide a better understanding of the causes behind the actions and to provide probable solutions to improve the individual’s life. Psychologists either have their own practice, work as part of a healthcare team, conduct research, and/or collaborate with schools, doctors, and other…
  • How Much do Dentists Make?

    admin
    11 Dec 2014 | 1:55 am
    Dentists are health practitioners that prevent, diagnose, and treat oral disorders and diseases of the mouth, teeth, and gums. They normally work in their own business or clinic – either by themselves, or with a team of staff. Dentists in the United States are in demand because more and more people are becoming aware that oral health is associated with overall general health – which means this profession offers a highly lucrative career option for many students in the science track. Dentist Salary Are you wondering how much do dentists make? Dentists’ starting salary differs…
  • How Much Do Pharmacists Make?

    admin
    9 Dec 2014 | 6:26 am
    Pharmacists are often regarded as mere drug dispensers, but dispensing drugs is not the only thing they do. They happen to be healthcare professionals, holding licensure that enables them to educate patients about the use of drugs and prevention of illnesses, monitor the progress of patients and provide advice on medication issues. Prospective pharmacists have to undergo 2 years of undergraduate coursework and another 4 years have to be spent in pharmacy school after that. As mentioned, licensure also has to be obtained in order to be able to serve in this field. Once licensure has been…
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    Raketista

  • A Sweet Start! Earn Money From Baking Artsy Cake

    Jean Buluran
    17 Dec 2014 | 6:41 pm
    Do you love baking? How about designing? If you find these two talents within you and you wanted to start some income generating project, consider a cake decorating business! I am wondering why most people regard cake decorating merely as a hobby or passion. Haven’t they seen the profit potential of running this kind of business? It is extremely cheap to start this one. It does not need lots of resources, tools and equipments, so you may start it immediately from your home. This is a venture that may bring you lots of profits with less amount of capital. If you are still having second…
  • Love Krione Relaunch Giveaways!

    Raketista
    10 Dec 2014 | 10:43 pm
    *Krion Relaunch Giveaway* We are happy to announce that one of our writer’s online dress shop is finally relaunched Love Krione is an online brand and web shop that sells beautiful affordable dresses all around the Philippines. Since it’s first launch way back 2012, Krione has served outstandingly through Facebook and their online website lovekrione.com (currently under renovation, and will be moved to a new domain) but had to stop it’s operations due to relocation which needed a total change to the business’s routine. Introducing Krione Points (K-points) After months…
  • UnemployedPinoys.com (UEP) a scam or not?

    Ruth Calugan
    8 Dec 2014 | 1:07 am
    Online jobs are one of the easiest yet hardest jobs to find. What makes working online or being a freelancer easy? Well, working online allows people to work at their own time while enjoying comfort of staying at home. If working online is easy, then why won’t every Filipino apply and work online, making the unemployment rate in our country go down? This is now answered by the downsides of working online which are (1) the difficulty of landing an online job (2) finding an online job which is not a scam. It is pretty difficult to know if an online job is a scam or not, but let’s evaluate a…
  • Earning From “Seconds”, Start A Consignment Shop

    Jean Buluran
    6 Dec 2014 | 8:49 pm
    Do you want to start a business right away with no training yet and with a small amount as your capital? Do you believe a business like this is possible? Well, I’m telling you, this is really possible. How is that? Build a consignment shop! By the way, are you familiar with a consignment shop? How about a Second-Hand, Thrift and Resale Shops? You probably stumbled upon one of these stores before. But, have you ever asked yourself – are they all just the same? If not, how would they differ from each other? From a customer’s point of view, all these stores might just as well be treated…
  • Blogging Series #1: How do people earn money from Blogging

    Raketista
    5 Dec 2014 | 5:40 am
    Blogging, though not the easiest and fastest, is by far the most effective way to generate earnings online. The world wide web has been generous to people that shares information through their blog for years now, in fact, since it’s popularity way back on the late 90’s being a blogger now is considered a career choice. On an average, a blogger earns about $500 – $4000 a month. That is about 20,000 PHP to a whopping 160,000 PHP, depending on how committed a blogger is to his blog, not bad huh? Of course these numbers could be less and be greater, the highest earning blog is…
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  • Free Wi-fi is coming to 25 cities in India by June 2015!

    Admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 9:07 am
    Delhi, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Patna have been enjoying free wi-fi hotspots for a while now, and more cities may join them in 2015. Early in October, Bharti Airtel and Telangana government on Friday launched ‘Public Wi-Fi’ at 17 locations in Hyderabad where users of smartphone, tablets and other Wi-Fi-enabled devices can connect to Internet. A few days ago, the  Indian government has announced its plans to roll out free wi-fi to 25 top cities with population of over 1 million by June 2015. According to the 2011 census, over 46 cities have over 1 million people. The government has not…
  • Top 10 things people searched on Google in 2014!

    Admin
    19 Dec 2014 | 8:23 am
    There are only 12 days left in 2014. From millions of dollars raised for charity by a bucket of ice water to the violent insurgency of ISIS, 2014 has seen its share of ups and downs. Take a look back and reflect on the biggest events and news that shaped the year through the top 10 search trends on Google. 10. Sochi The Sochi Winter Olympics was held from Feb 7-23, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. The time leading up to the event was marked by controversy, including corruption among the officials and lashback against Russia’s laws against the LGBT community. Overall, the event was evaluated as…
  • IIFT declares Written Entrance Exam results | 1411 students make it to the second round!

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    19 Dec 2014 | 3:26 am
    The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Entrance Exam that took place on November 23, 2014 right after the much coveted Common Admission Test(CAT) declared their results today. The 1411 students that made to the list of shortlisted candidates will now appear for their second round, that’d include Essay Writing, Group Discussion and Personal Interview. Check the IIFT Entrance Exam Results here, and see if you made it!You should also check out: IIFT Entrance 2014 | Comprehensive Analysis, Cutoffs and more. IIFT finishes summer placements with record international offers; Average stipend…
  • The Delhi Foodie Checklist | 18 student-budget places to eat in Delhi!

    Admin
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:06 am
    As rich in culture as it is, Delhi is also a treasure chest of gastronomical jewels. From spicy street food to sophisticated fine dining, Dilli has something to satiate every palate and to please every pocket. Any attempt to compile a comprehensive list of places that serve great food in the National Capital will be hopelessly futile, given that every locality of Delhi has at least one ‘world famous samose wala’ that you will be excitedly dragged to every time you visit somewhere  new. What we have here instead, is a checklist of sorts. A checklist of almost legendary food places that…
  • Top 3 internships at Leo Burnett – Apply now!

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    18 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    1. Client Servicing Location: New Delhi Stipend: Rs. 10000-12000 per month Apply by Dec 31, 2014 Click here for more details and apply now. Responsibilities: - Understanding the brief from the client. - Be a part of brainstorming sessions. - Co-ordinating between studio and client. - Delivering the work on the deadlines. 2. Human Resources Location: Mumbai Apply by Dec 31, 2014 Click here for more details and apply now. Leo Burnett offers internship opportunities for students keen on building careers in Human Resources. They provide bright, curious young minds, the opportunity of being a…
 
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  • 10 Things Resume for a Sales Position Must Have

    Andrei
    13 Dec 2014 | 8:30 pm
    There’s no better way to prove your selling abilities then by beating out the competition for a sales job. Think of your resume for a sales position as an advertisement or a direct marketing campaign mailer. If the information or presentation is lacking in any way, you lose the sale. Before you use your resume to sell yourself, confirm that it has the following: Names Instead of a long list of past employers and clients, focus only on the ones who gained the highest return on investment from your work. Additionally, highlight those the most well-known and reputable ones to show that…
  • How to Use Twitter to Find a Job

    Andrei
    4 Nov 2014 | 2:45 am
    Twitter, a micro-blogging social network, is a very powerful tool. It allows you to follow and engage with people and companies in real time. You can use it to build up your own following, share and curate content. You can follow breaking news, get customer support or even use twitter to find a job. Because its a free platform with hundreds of millions of users, many employers use it to share new job postings before spending money on job ads. Being active on Twitter will help you learn about these new job postings as they become available. In this article, I’ll show you how to use…
  • How to Create Job Applications in Google Drive with Form and Spreadsheet

    Andrei
    25 Oct 2014 | 7:55 pm
    Google Drive, formerly Google Docs, has many applications. You can use it to write blogs and reports, create presentations, keep track of budgets and draw.  For employers, you can even use it to create and keep track of job applications, for free. All you need to do is create a form and a spreadsheet to capture information.  When job applicants submit the application all their information will be saved in a spreadsheet. You’ll have a nicely organized database of applicants. How to Create a Job Application in Google Drive Begin by logging into your Google Drive account. From there,…
  • How a Job Search Spreadsheet Helps You Stay Organized

    Andrei
    18 Oct 2014 | 3:54 pm
    Looking for a job, is a full time job itself.  It takes time to update your resume. Get your references in order and countless hours spent browsing dozens of job boards for suitable positions. With so much going on, you can easily lose track of your job search activities. But the job hunt could be so much easier and more productive if you’ve tracked it all on a job search spreadsheet. There are two main reasons to record your activities in a job log: 1) to keep yourself very organized, and 2) use it as a main index for you to refer to when you get further down the job application…
  • 7 Job Interview Questions You Should Never Ask

    Andrei
    7 Oct 2014 | 7:02 pm
    During a job interview all candidates are encouraged to ask the interviewer questions about the company, the role and responsibilities.  During the interview, you’re selling yourself just as much as the interviewer is selling the company to you. So, it is important to ask the right interview questions to assess if you and potentially your new employer are right fit for each other. Unfortunately, some candidates have no interest in showcasing the best version of themselves and instead come across as arrogant, privileged and just plain rude by asking selfish questions such as these:…
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  • DSSSB Recruitment 2015 – Apply online for 1223 posts

    raja
    19 Dec 2014 | 6:05 am
    DSSSB Recruitment 2015: Delhi Sub ordinate Services Selection Board (DSSSB) has issued employment notification to filling up 1223 number of various posts. Eligible candidates may apply online application at www.dsssbonline.nic.in on or before last date 25-01-2015. For more details like name of the post, how to apply, selection process, exam date refer below information. DSSSB Recruitment 2015 Vacancy Details: Total No. of Vacancies: 1223 posts Name of the Posts: 1.Librarian – 03 2.Asst Store Keeper -12 3.Asst Engineer Civil – 03 4.Technician – 04 5.Staff Nurse – 02…
  • PGIMER Recruitment 2014 – Apply online for 598 posts

    raja
    18 Dec 2014 | 10:30 pm
    PGIMER Recruitment 2014: Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education & Research (PGIMER) Chandigarh has issued employment notification to filling up 598 posts of Sister Grade-II, Junior Technician (Lab), Junior Technician (X-Ray), Operation Theatre Assistant. Eligible candidates may apply online application at pgimer.edu.in on or before last date 05-01-2015. For more details like how to apply, selection process, exam date refer below information. PGIMER Recruitment 2014 Vacancy Details: Total No. of Vacancies: 598 posts Name of the Posts: 1.Sister Grade-II: 468 Posts 2.Junior Technician…
  • Military Engineering Services MES Recruitment 2014-15 Apply for 2658 posts at www.mes.gov.in

    raja
    18 Dec 2014 | 12:21 am
    Military Engineering Services MES Recruitment 2014-15: Military Engineering Services has issued employment notification to filling up 2658 various posts like Draughtsman, Store keeper, Supervisor, Civil Motor Driver, Peon etc. Eligible and interested candidates may send their applications in the prescribed format on or before last date 10-01-2015. For more details about Military Engineering Services Recruitment refer below information. Military Engineering Services MES Recruitment 2014-15 Vacancy Details: Total No. of Posts: 2658 posts Name of the posts: 1.Supervisor Barrack and Store- 64…
  • Latest Govt Jobs in Rajasthan 2015 – Sarkari Naukri in Rajasthan updates at www.rajasthan.gov.in

    raja
    16 Dec 2014 | 4:05 am
    Latest Govt Jobs in Rajasthan 2015 – Sarkari Naukri in Rajasthan: Rajasthan State Government will be going to release a huge number of Sarkari Naukri vacancies very soon. Every Year Rajasthan Public Service Commission(RPSC) release various recruitment notifications to filling up latest Government jobs in Rajasthan. Government jobs in Rajasthan: Rajasthan State government under taking department jobs like RSRTC Recruitment (Rajasthan State Road Transport System), Revenue Department Jobs Patwari and RAJ Police Department Jobs and Rajasthan forest department jobs latest recruitment…
  • Rajasthan Patwari Recruitment 2015 – Apply Online for 2736 posts at www.bor.rajasthan.gov.in

    raja
    16 Dec 2014 | 12:08 am
    Rajasthan Patwari Recruitment 2015: Revenue board of Rajasthan, Ajmer has issued employment notification to filling up 2736 Patwari posts in Rajasthan State. Eligible candidates may apply online application at www.bor.rajasthan.gov.in. For more details about Rajasthan Patwari Recruitment details refer below information. Rajasthan Patwari Recruitment 2015 Vacancy Details: Total No. of Vacancies: 2736 posts Name of the post: Patwari Age limit: Applicant Age group should be in between 18 years to 30 years. Age relaxation benefits applicable to the reserved category candidates as per Govt. Rules.
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  • 3 Things To Remember When You Feel You're Not Where You Should Be

    Natasha Stanley
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:06 am
    You should be further along in your shift. You should have done more. You’re not where you wanted to be by now. Sound familiar? Natasha shares three lessons to get you focused, freed-up and having fun with your career change. Career change is widely discussed as though it’s a technical challenge.  To find out what you’d love to do, you simply need to find the right tools, the right personality test, the right person who can tell you what’s available to you given your experience. And to make the shift, you need to get the right qualifications, shine up your CV, talk to the right…
  • From Retail Manager to Guest House Owner

    Sab
    15 Dec 2014 | 1:24 am
    Phil Jackson felt trapped in his career, living for the weekends while his heart longed to explore the world. When the Boxing Day tsunami hit his beloved Sri Lanka, he felt compelled to return. Here, he shares how he literally built a new life there, on his own terms. What work were you doing previously? I worked for a supermarket distribution warehouse for ten years. Before that I was a successful supermarket manager. What are you doing now? I now own and manage The Spice House, a guest house, with my Sri Lankan wife, Wathsala. It's in Mirissa, on the beautiful south coast of Sri Lanka.
  • The Only Career Change Question You Need To Ask Right Now

    Natasha Stanley
    9 Dec 2014 | 1:00 am
    Big, scary thoughts swirling around in your head? Paralysed by too many 'what if's? Natasha shares the one question that will quieten those doom-filled voices and help you make guaranteed progress toward the work you love.  Picture the scene You haven't seen your friend in weeks. You're sitting outside your favourite café in the sunshine, eager to catch up, when she sits down beside you at the table, coffee cup in hand.  She takes a mournful sip, shakes her head, and sighs. “He’s asked me on a date. A DATE. I don’t know what to do… How am I ever…
  • From Marketing to Solopreneur

    Sab
    8 Dec 2014 | 12:13 am
    Eli Trier hated being employed and struggled being surrounded by too many people at work. So she quit, went solo, and found the freedom and creativity she’d been craving. This is her story: the mistakes, the successes and an important lesson on being true to yourself. What work were you doing previously? I worked in tourism and hospitality marketing. I was the Marketing Manager for what was then the largest hotel in Cornwall. Then I moved back to Somerset to be closer to my family and had to take a job as a Marketing Assistant because that was all there was available at the time. It was…
  • From Tech & Design to Food

    Sab
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:37 am
    Rachel Karasik wasn't unhappy at work, but her heart just wasn't in it. So she took the plunge, ditching her desk job and exploring her passion for all things culinary. Now she's creating a portfolio career around food. Here's how she's doing it. What work were you doing previously? I guess I've always been a bit of a career-shifter, but I think a lot of people are these days. I started out studying museums and the art world, working in a gallery and museum during my undergraduate degree as an invigilator and tour guide. By the end of my degree, I had become pretty disenchanted with that…
 
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  • Rolling out in 2015: New Year Resolutions for Truckers

    Hit The Road Jack
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:29 pm
    As the new year rolls on in, we’re reminded that it’s officially the time to make those silly resolutions that most of us will already give up on by February. In the trucking industry, it’s especially important to be thinking about changing our lives for the better right now.   1. Adopt positive sleep habits. There’s no better time than the start of a fresh year to get thinking of correcting any bad sleeping habits you may adopt during the holidays. Safety is one of the biggest concerns for truck drivers so ensuring that you’re always alert is a must.
  • Ways Truck Drivers Cope with Holiday Traffic

    Hit The Road Jack
    15 Dec 2014 | 12:33 pm
    More than 90 million Americans will be traveling over 50 miles this holiday season, 90% of which will be traveling by car. But, for truck drivers who are perpetually traveling on the same roads, this time of year adds more stress to their workday. In addition to the bumper-to-bumper traffic, there’s also chances for dangerous winter road conditions as well as frustrated drivers all aggressively trying to get to their Christmas parties on time or to get that last minute shopping done. Plus, there’s always a chance that some drivers may be driving under the influence of too much…
  • Truck Driver Christmas Gift Ideas

    Hit The Road Jack
    12 Dec 2014 | 9:51 am
    ‘Tis the season for everyone to ask me what truck drivers really want for Christmas. I tell them that we just want everyone wants…to be comfortable. Great gifts are ones that are practical for our on-the-go lives. Gift cards. Gift cards for places that we visit frequently like Starbucks or truckstop food joints are a nice gift. Better yet, visa gift cards are ideal gifts for truckers. They can be used anywhere that takes regular cards and can be put toward anything we might need on the road. You really can’t go wrong with money. 12-Volt heated blanket. An electric blanket…
  • “Are we There Yet?!”: Bringing a Child Along for the Ride

    Hit The Road Jack
    2 Dec 2014 | 12:02 pm
    A lot of truckers have children–in fact, providing a better life for their kids is one of the reasons some even begin a career in the transport industry. We do everything we can to be there for our kids and be able to give them the best lives possible. Unfortunately, child-rearing can be tricky in a career where you always are on-the-go. The last thing any parent wants is to miss out on essential time with your growing fruit of your loins. So, the only logical solution seems to bring them along for the ride, right? However, before you decide to pluck your apple-of-your-eye out of your…
  • A Truck Driver’s Guide to Winter Driving

    Hit The Road Jack
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:26 pm
    Snowstorm whiteouts can make viability poor for driving. Black ice makes winter driving unpredictable and downright dangerous at times. Unfortunately, for professional truck drivers, the show must go on–even when weary winter conditions strike. All you can do, is hope for the best and prepare for the worst until spring melts the final frost away. The number one thing I reiterate regarding driving when winter weather strikes is unless you have to drive in it, avoid it. But, avoidance is rarely an option for a person whose livelihood is based on miles traveled. For when you absolutely…
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