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  • Keep Your Job Search Game Strong With These Tips [INFOGRAPHIC]

    CAREERBRIGHT
    Shweta Khare
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:18 pm
    We’ve welcomed a few new players to the job search field. Today’s job seekers have more resources to help draw out the Xs and Os than ever before. The wealth of online resources and social platforms can help you break free from getting caught up in zone defense and look out on all sides. Social networking, employee referrals, and even mobile devices are now helping job seekers bolt past the competition and score their dream jobs.   The infographic below — compiled by CareerShift, a comprehensive job hunting and career management solution — shares six new trends impacting…
  • Three Social Media Sites to Use for Networking and Job Searching

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    Jenni B. Baker
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    Traditionally, searching for a job meant face-to-face networking, going through classified ads in print publications, and attending job fairs. Today, using social media to network and find job opportunities can give you a big advantage over individuals who are only using print and in-person approaches to landing a job. Each social network has its particular advantages, but there are three sites that deserve special consideration from job seekers. LinkedIn If you’re only going to use one digital network during your job search, make it LinkedIn. Billed as the world’s largest professional…
  • Is Your Dream Job in Faraway City? Here’s How to Relocate on a Budget

    Brazen Careerist
    Jon Russo
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    You’ve just received an offer for what could be the job of a lifetime — but it’s in another city, far from everything you know. Or you’ve finally decided it’s time to make the next move in your career, but the bigger, better opportunities undeniably lie elsewhere. So then comes the big question: Can you afford to move? Check out a few tips to bring your moving costs down — and bring yourself closer to taking that big step. Plan ruthlessly You’d be surprised to learn how many people pull up their roots and move to a new place without a serious plan. Moving can be a difficult…
  • How Your Password Can Radically Change Your Life

    Brazen Careerist
    Kelly Gurnett
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Don’t tell Oprah, but we’re onto an awesome new way to take control of your life. And it’s as easy as taking advantage of something you do every day. A recent post on TODAY Health has been making the Internet rounds and caught our attention as a great way to keep yourself on track with your big goals and dreams. In it, the author discusses how he used his company’s mandatory monthly password changes to do some serious self-motivation. It’s incredibly easy and has the power to transform your daily habits, all with a few simple keystrokes. How it works The post’s author, Mauricio…
  • Get Noticed at a New Job: How to Ditch the Guppies and Swim with the Sharks

    Brazen Careerist
    Sylvia Talo
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    You managed to land a coveted entry-level job at a Fortune 100 company. Congratulations! You’re now just another guppy floundering in an ocean teeming with sharks. It’s the first day on the job and you’re full of excitement in anticipation of the wondrous future that awaits you. As you make your way to the battleship grey cubicle that will soon become your second home, you pass at least a hundred other associates. Suddenly feeling insignificant you worry, “With this much competition, it will take years to reach manager level and start making some decent money.” Ah young Jedi, you…
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    Penelope Trunk Careers

  • Could 9/11 ever become a time of celebration?

    Penelope Trunk
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:20 am
    I was there, at the base of the first tower when it fell. That night I wrote a piece for Time magazine to make sense of what happened. And each year on 9/11 I write again. This year I was thinking that I’ve been back to New York City so often with my kids that maybe my 9/11 phase of life has passed… But then I decided to tell you a story. After 9/11 my ex-husband volunteered to connect lawyers with immigrants who were illegally detained. One of those immigrants was a Palestinian guy who was in the US raising money to fight the Israelis. His seventeen-year-old son was in New York…
  • Personality type master class: Four-day webinar with Penelope

    Penelope Trunk
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:40 pm
    This webinar will show you how to leverage your strengths by understanding personality type. The course is 8pm EST from Mon. Oct. 13 – Thurs. Oct. 16. It includes four days of live video sessions, live chat and email-based course materials. If you purchase this course in the next week, the cost is $145. After that the price goes up to $195. Buy it now. The most popular webinar I’ve done is about personality type. I’ve taught thousands of people how to crack the code on personality type to get what they want in life. But you know what? The on-deamand webinar that…
  • You can’t get respect until you know what you want to be respected for.

    Penelope Trunk
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    I was talking to this woman who’s in her late 20s about how you have to know what you want to be respected for in order to feel respected. People can’t respect you if you don’t respect you. I can’t tell you her name. Let’s call her Imogene because it’s one of the most popular names of 2014 and I want this blog to feel fresh even though I’m writing about a topic that I have not been able to shut up about for five years. My investors respect me. But I’m pretty sure they respect me for my track record and not for what I’m doing now, which…
  • We need to talk more about Melinda Gates

    Penelope Trunk
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    I took my son to a Lady Gaga concert. I could tell you that. And I could tell you I take at least one kid on every business trip I have, and they are sick of it, so I tried to make Seattle fun by adding Lady Gaga. My son loved the spectacle. Even from nose-bleed seats. He loved dancing in the aisles. And even though he told me he didn’t want them, he finally admitted that he loved that I brought ear plugs, too. Should I tell you I went to Seattle and saw Lady Gaga with my son? Or do I tell you I went to Seattle because I’m using Infusionsoft on Quistic and it’s a mess…
  • Are you a cross-trainer or a dilettante?

    Penelope Trunk
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    I told Melissa that black and white photos look stupid on my blog. Did you know Melissa edits my photos? It started out that she lived with me, and she took all the photos. Her photos are gorgeous. When she moved out of my house I knew I couldn’t take pictures as well as she did, so I asked James Maher to take photos. He brought a gritty street photographer’s eye to the blog. James specializes in street photography. He cross-trains by taking pictures of me and my kids. He makes us look much more gritty and edgy than I feel. (Actually I feel gritty but not like art-project so much…
 
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    On the Job by Anita Bruzzese

  • How to Get Your Big Idea Into the Marketplace

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:05 pm
    Scott Anthony refers to it as “the first mile” – that place where innovation moves from an idea on paper to the market.It is often a treacherous first mile, full of obstacles of your own making and roadblocks thrown up by others. If you can’t make it through that first mile, says the international strategic adviser, then you may find that your great idea goes nowhere.In a new book, appropriately called “The First Mile,” Anthony, managing partner of Innosight, provides a blueprint for how anyone can ensure that they don’t let themselves or others sabotage their…
  • How to Turn Around Miserable Workers

    9 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    Is it just me, or are American workers complaining more loudly than ever?There are the protests by food workers demanding better wages, of course, but even in my local grocery store or doctor's office I hear a lot of complaining by workers.It's not unusual to hear employees criticizing actions by a managers or bad-mouthing a co-worker. It just goes to show the level of their unhappiness that they would so vocally complain in front of outsiders, I think,Many years ago I interviewed Patrick Lencioni about his book, "Three Signs of  Miserable Job." He says those signs are:1. The people you…
  • How Leaders Can Keep "No" From Being a Buzz Kill

    5 Sep 2014 | 6:40 am
    How do you keep people engaged after telling them “no”?That’s often a question with which leaders wrestle, knowing that saying “no” can be demoralizing, and even push employees to start looking for another position if it happens too often.But leadership and engagement experts say that it’s critical that managers learn to handle such an issue. Without a solution, they may find that a team becomes uninterested in coming up with creative, innovative or workable solutions that are critical to business survival in today’s competitive environment.“I do believe that within every…
  • Is Your Need to Be "Right" Hurting Your Career?

    3 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    When you were in school, did your teacher instruct you to choose the “wrong” answer on a test?What about at work? Does your boss now tell you to try and make "wrong" decisions?From the time we are children, we are counseled to make the “right” choices, and how to look “right” and how to do the “right” thing. That often continues in the workplace, that need to always be "right."And, the more “right” we are, the more likely we are to become rigid in our way of thinking. But here’s something to think about: By denying there is anything left to learn, we undermine ourselves…
  • Get Better Results by Taking Handwritten Notes

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    The next time you go to a meeting, you might want to consider leaving your iPad behind and instead taking along a pad and pen.That’s because a new study shows what many of us have suspected for some time: That we’re better able to retain and understand information if we write it longhand instead of using a laptop or other device to take notes.In three studies by Pam A. Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer recently published in Psychological Science, it was found that students who took notes on laptops performed worse on conceptual questions than students who took…
 
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    Marci Alboher, Working the New Economy Blog

  • Do You Have a Cold…Or The Flu?

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:54 pm
    Absolutely, says Susan Rehm, MD, medical director of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases. To get the last word on how to treat—and how not to treat—the common cold and the flu, we consulted experts from the field. Here are their tips: It’s the flu if… "It hits you like a bolt of lightning," say Steven Lamm, MD, internist and faculty member at NYU School of Medicine and a frequent guest doctor on The View. “The prescription-only anti-viral meds Tamiflu and Relenza must be taken within 48 hours of the onset of the symptoms,” says Karen Hill, MD, the founder of…
  • The 6 Vegetables That Will Save Your Life

    19 Sep 2014 | 12:45 pm
    Photo by By Timothy Grower If there’s one food that no one — not your doctor, your nutritionist, or even your mother — will tell you to eat less of, it’s leafy greens. Calorie for calorie, chard, collards, kale, and other leafy greens may just be the most nutritious food you can eat. They’re packed with vitamins — A, B, K, and others — but also rich in essential minerals like calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium, as well as antioxidants, which protect cells against damage. Leafy greens contain phytochemicals, natural compounds that can help prevent hardening of the arteries…
  • The Repercussions of Gerard Depardieu's 12 Bottles of Wine a Day

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    French-born actor Gerard Depardieu must have a hollow leg — or one seriously scarred liver. After undergoing bypass surgery (five times), and also because of cholesterol and stuff, I have to be careful.” Related: As Pot Smoking Rises, So Do Addiction Concerns Depardieu, who is currently starring in “Welcome to New York,” based on the Dominic Strauss-Khan scandal, added that drinking a case of wine in one day doesn’t even slow him down. “I have to admit that when I start counting, doctors start worrying.” That’s not exactly a surprise, according to Dr. James Garbutt, professor…
  • 5 DIY Fruit and Vegetable Washes

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    By Samantha Dupler A quick rinse of water is so last season. While some of these options sound great, their ingredients can sometimes list an ironically high amount of chemicals (and some have a price point to match!) SEE MORE: 7 Lies That Will Make Your Kids’ Lunches Healthier So before you buy, consider mixing up your own. Not only is it cheap, it’s also crazy easy, and you get to see exactly what ingredients you’re putting into it! Here are five ways to do it. 1) 2 cups of cold tap water, 1/4 cup of white vinegar, and 2 tablespoons lemon juice Mix these ingredients well together…
  • Will Your Job Kill You?

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    Learn more about the professions the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports have the highest fatal work injury rates and that the job website CareerCast has deemed the most stressful. 1. Taxi Drivers Median Salary: $22,840 Taxi drivers dodge and weave thousand-pound hunks of metal in and out of traffic – of course their job is dangerous. CareerCast ranks its most stressful jobs based on 11 criteria; 2. Police Officers Median Salary: $56,130 Police officers have one of the highest rates of injuries and illness, the BLS reports, largely due to the varied physical and emotional demands associated…
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    Brazen Careerist

  • Startup Advice: 3 Financial Tips for Long-Term Success

    Paul Jackson
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    You’ve decided to turn your great startup idea into a reality, congratulations! As you prepare to give yourself over to the life of an entrepreneur, some of the biggest challenges you’ll need to prepare for are the financial ones. And not just how to get your great idea up and running — how to transform it into a successful company. Between crowdfunding sites, startup accelerators, investor meetings and good old fashioned bootstrapping, you have a number of ways to successfully launch your product or services to the public. But what about ensuring you can launch a company with the…
  • How Your Password Can Radically Change Your Life

    Kelly Gurnett
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Don’t tell Oprah, but we’re onto an awesome new way to take control of your life. And it’s as easy as taking advantage of something you do every day. A recent post on TODAY Health has been making the Internet rounds and caught our attention as a great way to keep yourself on track with your big goals and dreams. In it, the author discusses how he used his company’s mandatory monthly password changes to do some serious self-motivation. It’s incredibly easy and has the power to transform your daily habits, all with a few simple keystrokes. How it works The post’s author, Mauricio…
  • Get Noticed at a New Job: How to Ditch the Guppies and Swim with the Sharks

    Sylvia Talo
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    You managed to land a coveted entry-level job at a Fortune 100 company. Congratulations! You’re now just another guppy floundering in an ocean teeming with sharks. It’s the first day on the job and you’re full of excitement in anticipation of the wondrous future that awaits you. As you make your way to the battleship grey cubicle that will soon become your second home, you pass at least a hundred other associates. Suddenly feeling insignificant you worry, “With this much competition, it will take years to reach manager level and start making some decent money.” Ah young Jedi, you…
  • Take Your Networking Skills from “Meh” to Pro With This Killer Strategy

    Greg Simpson
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Networking as a job search strategy creates a great deal of angst. For many, it’s just plain uncomfortable to introduce yourself to strangers and strike up conversations in the hopes of uncovering job leads. But that’s putting the horse before the cart. The first hurdle is simply finding new people to add to your network, according to job seekers who participated in a Lee Hecht Harrison online poll. Thirty-one percent of survey respondents said identifying networking partners was their greatest challenge. The “why” behind networking Finding the right networking partners is critical.
  • Is Your Dream Job in Faraway City? Here’s How to Relocate on a Budget

    Jon Russo
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    You’ve just received an offer for what could be the job of a lifetime — but it’s in another city, far from everything you know. Or you’ve finally decided it’s time to make the next move in your career, but the bigger, better opportunities undeniably lie elsewhere. So then comes the big question: Can you afford to move? Check out a few tips to bring your moving costs down — and bring yourself closer to taking that big step. Plan ruthlessly You’d be surprised to learn how many people pull up their roots and move to a new place without a serious plan. Moving can be a difficult…
 
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    CareerDiva

  • The Working Mom-nivore’s Dilemma: Home-cooked Meals=Stress

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

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

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

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

    CareerDiva
    19 May 2014 | 8:49 pm
    The New York Times, one of the biggest newspapers in the world, is embroiled in a scandal involving its recently fired executive editor, Jill Abramson, who may have, or may have not, been paid less than her male predecessor. I say may or may not because the real story is murky. The publisher of the newspaper Arthur Sulzberger claimed in a memo that she actually made more: “In 2013, her last full year in the role, her total compensation package, was more than 10% higher than that of her predecessor…” He doesn’t talk about whether Abramson was hired at a lower rate when…
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    David Zinger - Employee Engagement Speaker

  • Employee Engagement: Learn to Boost Engagement with Progress and Setback Conversations

    David Zinger
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:58 am
    If you are a virtual or mobile manager we need your help:  Do you manage 10 or more mobile or virtual staff? Do you want to improve employee engagement? Do you know how to engage by focusing on progress and setbacks? Are you willing to be experimental in your approach to management? Do you want to make a contribution to the science of engagement? Do you want free coaching to improve engagement? David Zinger and Fuze are looking for a Virtual Manager to engage in “THE ENGAGEMENT EXPERIMENT.” THE ENGAGEMENT EXPERIMENT is a 6 week initiative consisting of once a week online…
  • Employee Engagement Invitation: Work Can Make You Well

    David Zinger
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:11 am
    Get to Work and Find Well Being I think for far too many of us work is hell not well. We disengage. We experience drudgery. We burnout. We feel drained. We encounter toxic relationships. We lack the resources for the job. We live for the weekend but lack enthusiasm for much beyond napping when the weekend arrives. The last thing we need is someone being motivational and inspiration and saying that we just need a little attitude adjustment and work will be great. Now here is the tricky part. I believe work can make us well. Really? Really! And much of it is simple even if it is not easy. I…
  • Get with it: Are you ready for Employee Engagement 2015?

    David Zinger
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:26 am
    Get with it for more robust employee engagement I frequently see three different approaches to employee engagement. In the first approach employee engagement it something the organization does to employees. In the second approach employee engagement is something done for employees. In the third approach employee engagement is something done with employees. Here is a brief outline of each approach. TO:  In this approach employees often experience the organization’s approach as something being done to them to get them to work harder and longer.  Levers are pulled and drivers are…
  • How to Live Fully at Work: The New Employee Recognition

    David Zinger
    5 Sep 2014 | 6:39 am
    We need more authentic and robust employee engagement and recognition. I am honored to be invited by Klinic Community Health Centre in Winnipeg to speak during lunch hour at Vimy Ridge Park in Winnipeg during “Connecting Canada” for World Suicide Prevention Day.  If you are in Winnipeg on September the 10th., I encourage you to come by for the short presentation and the free community barbecue. Yes, I believe that a strong organization or company will help all employees live fully at work – with a full life and a life full of meaning and mattering. We need to recognize…
  • 12 Tips for Virtual Employee Engagement

    David Zinger
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    Don’t Be So Remote It was a pleasure to write this blog post for Fuze, an excellent platform for mobile work,  on 12 tips for virtual employee engagement. Here is one of my opening paragraphs and one of the 12 tips. I encourage you to go to the full article to learn more. I believe the key question for managers of remote workers and distributed teams are to ensure the team and workers feel a part of the organization and work rather than feeling apart from the organization. We want our virtual workers and teams to be a part of something greater while also playing their part in…
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    All Things Workplace

  • Communication: Where to Find the Meaning

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

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

    Steve Roesler
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    Enjoyed good interview by Dr Michelle Pizer; had a chance to discuss leadership and its available today on Crack the Leadership Code. Register FREE! @steveroesler ow.ly/zpyXu
  • Crack the Leadership Code: Lead with Confidence, Inspire Performance and Make a Difference

    Steve Roesler
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    Hosted by Dr. Michelle Pizer The 21-day event has just begun--and it is FREE! Click to reserve your seat! <www.cracktheleadershipcode.com> We hear all the time about the suffering of employees, but what about the silent suffering of leaders? The truth is, leadership can be lonely and we need a place to reflect and learn. Thats why Im speaking at Dr. Michelle Pizers special summit, along with 20 other leadership experts. Dr. Michelle Pizer is an executive coach and organizational psychologist bringing credibility and compelling strategies to the idea that great leaders arent born -…
  • Nobody Follows A Tentative Person

    Steve Roesler
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:52 am
    I was standing at the meat counter at the local market and watched a leadership principle unfold before me: Nobody Follows a Tentative Person. Normally, they have little slips of paper with numbers that make the process run smoothly: take your number and wait for it to be called. But they ran out of numbers. Which meant we had to figure out for ourselves who was next. The nice part: people were concerned about not "butting" ahead. The bad part: as a result, when the butcher yelled, "Next", there was a lot of shuffling, faux self-deprecation, and confusion. No meat was moving out of the…
 
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • Dominated by Jesus

    Steve Pavlina
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Rachelle and I watched an interesting documentary this week called Caesar’s Messiah: The Roman Conspiracy to Invent Jesus. I also met the makers of this documentary when they were in Vegas a couple weeks ago, and we had a delightful conversation about a variety of subjects, including the film. Caesar’s Messiah explores the character of Jesus and whether he actually existed as a real person or if he was an invented literary figure. Instead of drowning in Church dogma, the goal of this documentary was to search for facts and genuine historical evidence of who Jesus really was. I…
  • The Evil Exit

    Steve Pavlina
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:03 pm
    One of your most difficult challenges on your path of personal growth will be dealing with the consequences of seeing your values shift away from the people who are already in your life, such as your family, friends, roommates, or even your spouse. If you maintain a strong commitment to personal growth, such shifts are inevitable. As you gain more clarity about what’s most important to you in life, you’ll notice increasing contrast between your values and those of others. How you deal with such contrast can really put you to the test. For instance, you may grow up within a…
  • Free Training Starts Sep 16th

    Steve Pavlina
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:31 am
    You may recall that I helped to promote Ryan Eliason’s 2014 Visionary Entrepreneur Empowerment Training program back in February — a free webinar series for people who’d like to earn income from making a positive impact in the world. That program was extremely popular — more than 73,000 people signed up for the free training. It was especially popular with my readers, who emailed me lots of positive feedback about it. This Tuesday (September 16), Ryan is offering another free training program for people who’d like to have a positive impact on the world. This one…
  • Why You Must Be Patient With Self-Conditioning

    Steve Pavlina
    5 Sep 2014 | 5:41 pm
    When you use the priming effect or any other daily reinforcement technique to condition yourself for success, abundance, or other positive changes, patience is key. During the first week or two, it will usually seem like your efforts are having little or no effect. But if the technique is effective, then usually within several weeks after you begin, you’ll start seeing significant shifts in your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors. At some point you’ll observe that you seem to be making huge leaps forward every week. From Minor Pattern to Major Pattern Let me give you a…
  • Selecting Projects Wisely

    Steve Pavlina
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:35 pm
    Sometimes people dive into new projects because they really want to make some money or to “get something going.” They put pressure on themselves to start a project mainly for the sake of trying to create some forward momentum. While forward momentum can be a beautiful thing, I would actually recommend against this approach. Usually when I see people try to motivate themselves like this, their projects fizzle out within a matter of months, if they can complete them at all. A couple years later, they have little or nothing to show for their efforts. The “I’ve gotta get…
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    Career Upshift

  • Overcoming the Shyness Challenge in Your Job Search

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

    Paul Freiberger
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Getting fired happens to the best of us. This week Sean Foley, one of the world’s most accomplished golf swing coaches lost his job. Tiger Woods sent him on his way. Foley’s response to the disappointing news was ideal and we can all learn a lot from the way he handled the situation. Foley was gracious, praising Tiger and expressing complete understanding for the situation. “My time spent with Tiger is one of the highlights of my career so far, and I am appreciative of the many experiences we shared together,” Foley said. “It was a lifelong ambition of mine to teach the…
  • What if Seinfeld had been a show about job search?

    Paul Freiberger
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Here’s a hypothetical plot. The Upstart Kramer wouldn’t make much headway in a buttoned-down corporate workplace, but he’s gotten word of a startup, a freewheeling place with plans to disrupt some existing field. Kramer knows this isn’t a traditional firm and that the rules are quite relaxed. Taking his cue from this, he arrives for his interview barefoot and dressed in sweatpants and a t-shirt with a subtle hammer-and-sickle design. Go here for other Seinfeld Job Search stories, for fun and tips, too.
  • Tips for the Best Sales Resume

    Paul Freiberger
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:56 am
    Sales and marketing professionals may be able to sell ice to an eskimo, but sometimes they forget the importance of selling themselves with carefully developed and optimized resumes and LinkedIn profiles.  It seems easier to sell a product than to sell ourselves.  Some of the keys to developing a resume that will sell your potential include leveraging the achievements over the span of your career. You are trying to develop your brand, just the way you optimize a company’s brand.  Here’s a summary of some essentials: - Show off your value by quantifying results, rather than…
  • The Happy Ending Job Interview Tip

    Paul Freiberger
    1 Jun 2014 | 9:21 am
    Answers to situational questions during job interviews do not have to be divorced from reality. In fact, some of the best use actual events. Start by addressing the hypothetical situation, but shift gears if you can think of a true story that parallels the fictional one. For example, if you are asked how you would handle a difficult colleague, do not hesitate to tell a true story of an actual difficult colleague and the steps you took to manage the situation effectively. Stories from real life make better examples than what-ifs. In this context, of course, the only stories you should tell are…
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    CollegeRecruiter.com

  • College Graduates, Thinking about Creating Your Own Jobs with Startups? Keep These 3 Financial Tips in Mind

    William Frierson
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:13 pm
    You’ve decided to turn your great startup idea into a reality, congratulations! As you prepare to give yourself over to the life of an entrepreneur, some of the biggest challenges you’ll need to prepare for are the financial ones. And not just how to get your great idea up and running — how
  • Recruiters in the Army Looking to Give New Career Field to Cyber Workers

    William Frierson
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:55 am
    Ronald Pontius, the deputy to the commander of Army Cyber Command, said over the next few years the Army will give cyber workers their own career field, preliminarily known as Career Field 17.
  • Connecting about Entry Level Jobs? How to Network with Family and Friends

    William Frierson
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    Many job seekers become frustrated when they feel like their networking “isn’t working.” They have attended face-t-face networking events, made notes on the backs of business cards, done the appropriate follow-ups, arranged many coffee meetings and pounded social media until their fingers bleed. Yet the opportunities aren’t flowing. From my experience, the problem is
  • 4 Techniques to Develop Outstanding Admission Application

    William Frierson
    19 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    After completing college, students enrol in a university to earn a degree. But to fulfil this dream, a student needs to struggle hard in college years to achieve good grades that allow them to secure admission at any college. For this purpose, students need to develop a top notch university application to get admission. The […]
  • 35 Helpful HTML & HTML5 Interview Questions and Answers

    William Frierson
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    If you are interviewing for a job about HTML and HTML5, the following post has interview questions and answers to help you prepare. Whether you’ve studied HTML, HTML5, or other web development languages via college courses, online courses, boot camps, or self-study, there will come a time when you need to get a job and […]
 
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    Execupundit.com

  • Comments from the Internet

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:37 pm
    A no doubt tongue-in-cheek comment by Coolface at The Daily Beast:Take your nuanced reasoning, your evenhanded treatment of the facts, your ability to find fault with someone you generally respect, and your dispassionate conclusion and get the hell out of here.
  • Great Moments in Advertising

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:36 pm
    From Arrested Development: The ad for Bob Loblaw.
  • Dream Stompers

    19 Sep 2014 | 11:39 am
    If some people had a warning label, it would read: "Tell me your dreams so I can stomp on them."Nicholas Bate has a point about "dream drag." We need to be cautious about sharing our dreams. The timing and audience may be wrong and it is surprising how many people want us to stay just right where we are. Those of us who celebrate the success of others can be baffled by those who mourn such successes.But they are out there.
  • 3 Things and More

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:16 am
    Wally Bock tackles the topic of "three things I wish I'd learned sooner." He provides a great list.My own would be longer and would include:Take more time to schmooze.Don't postpone confronting problem employees.Examine the management system more than any of its personalities.Consider the other person's reality.Don't rush to overrule your intuition.Talk about values.Expand your circle of advisors.
  • Public Service Announcement

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:02 am
    This is Talk Like a Pirate Day. Alert the receptionist.
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    The HR Capitalist

  • What Makes a Former McKinsey Consultant and Nuclear Submarine Officer Want to Become a CHRO?

    Kris Dunn
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    (Capitalist Note - I'm happy to be co-presenting at the HR Tech Conference this year, and my session has the only Fortune 500 CHRO presenting at the conference...  If you're at HR Tech, I'd love to see you at our session and I'd also love to say hi if you're a Capitalist/FOT reader and you want to connect.  Check out the session description below and ping me if you're going to be at the show...If you still haven't registered see the notes below for one of the only discount codes left...) But back to the question - What makes a former McKinsey consultant…
  • PURE GOLD: When Employees Create T-Shirts That Identify Them as "At Risk"...

    Kris Dunn
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    "It's always the employees who are brave enough to leave you most want to keep." What about the ones who would wear a tasteful t-shirt stating their intentions/psychological state to their co-workers? Yeah - I'd probably want to keep them even more...  But I digress... Got this note from a guy named Brandon Jameson this week: "My "Flight Risk" T-shirt <https://cottonbureau.com/products/flight-risk> was inspired by the designation of an employee poised to leave a company. I embraced this idea to be worn with confidence by people looking for something…
  • This Industry Sees 1/3 of Its Alumni Develop Cognitive Disorders...

    Kris Dunn
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:20 am
    What would you say as an HR pro if I told you the industry you work in had 1/3 of its employees ultimately develop cognitive issues and disease due to the work, and that those disorders happened at much earlier ages than the general population? You'd say it's time to find a new HR gig, because your industry is getting ready to get shut down.  Right?  Of course you'd say that. But America is Rome, and as it turns out, the industry being referred to is real - it's pro football (the American version).  And the stats I'm referring to?  They're being reported not…
  • They Did Not Suck: 5 Rules For Saying Why You Got Fired or Left Your Last Job...

    Kris Dunn
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    Gather round the monitor kids, because I’m about to break off some knowledge that a lot of you don’t fully understand. Let’s start with a general rule: If you’re interviewing for a job you really want and you’re not currently employed, the elephant in the room is why you aren’t still employed with that company.  Now let’s enhance that a bit and say your previous company did not lay you off, and they won’t be willing to say you were laid off.  That means you left or were fired. Which means you have to talk about why you aren’t at that company any more. With that in mind,…
  • When Raises Shouldn't Be A Given...(Non-Economic/NFL Edition)

    Kris Dunn
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    Capitalist Note - Working to put the finishing touches on some Comp Training as part of the Leadership Series we're doing at Kinetix.  Thought about the Patriots and how they love to cut people they think are getting ready to be overvalued.  Latest example this year was Offensive Lineman Logan Mankins (6-time Pro-Bowler), who they traded for a pick and three bags of beef jerky). They've done it before - the post below features the same deal with Randy Moss.  The point?  Most of us are scared to not give a raise to someone with slipping skills, much less cut them lose... From…
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    Evil HR Lady

  • You Can’t Quit, You’re Fired

    Evil HR Lady
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    Sometimes, the best thing for your business is to fire someone. Sometimes the worst thing for your business is to fire someone. I got an email from Kelli, who worked for a small start up. The boss was somewhat volatile and erratic. His business partners had even hired a counselor to try to smooth the relationships over between this guy and the other employees. Kelli often felt undermined and under appreciated by this guy, but stuck it out because the money was good and she enjoyed the work, which she was good at. Until, one day, her boss threw a temper tantrum directed at her. Kelli gave her…
  • Fast food protesters may get less than they expected

    Evil HR Lady
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    ull confession. I really like fast food. I love McDonald’s. I love Burger King. I love Wendy’s. I love the newer breed of fast food too — like Chipotle, Panera Bread and anything else, really. I realize it isn’t the healthiest thing ever, and it’s more money than I like to spend, so our family considers it a treat. Therefore, on a recent trip to France, when my children begged for McDonald’s it was pretty easy to get me to acquiesce. It was an easy decision, really. I like McDonald’s and there was one, right there. We could get food quickly and then…
  • And The Winner Is…Hiring Like Miss America

    Evil HR Lady
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Going on a job interview is a lot like participating in a beauty pageant, but it absolutely should not be that way. Last night Miss New York, Kira Kazantsev, won the 2015 Miss America Pageant, and joins a small but beautiful group of women to wear the crown. As a child, my sisters and I counted down the days and then hours until the pageant, and my mom even let us stay up late to watch it. We had deep discussions about how Miss America was preferable to the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants because, by golly, Miss America didn’t just have to look pretty, she had to have a talent. As…
  • Bad Boss of the Week: When You Shouldn’t Ask Employees What They Think of You

    Evil HR Lady
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Employee surveys are awesome. You can find out what your employees are thinking. But today’s Bad Boss of the Week? He shouldn’t have asked. Here is what happened: I, and everyone in my department is salaried exempt. We all have at least 20 years experience and advance degrees. Every year the company does a “company morale survey.” The survey is supposed to be anonymous, but I’m guessing everyone in my group gave bad comments, because since the results were released, the boss has been an absolute jerk to everyone. So, yesterday he sent out an email requiring…
  • Free Food Makes Employees Happy, So Naturally the IRS Wants to Tax It

    Evil HR Lady
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:38 am
    If there’s food at a meeting, you’ll get higher turnout. OK, I just made that up, but I think a government grant is in order for me to study that very principle, and I suspect that when the results come back indicating that my thesis is correct, everyone will say, “Duh.” People love free food. And free food has long been a perk of the startup world. But the IRS has started to take note that food that is free to the employee actually costs money. And furthermore, employees need to eat anyway, so if employees are eating at the office, they are saving money by not having…
 
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    CAREERBRIGHT

  • From Sickness to Success: 7 Business Lessons Learned from Cancer

    Shweta Khare
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:38 pm
    This is a guest post by Scott Petinga I never set out to be a “survivor.” My life’s aspirations were pretty basic: become successful professionally, marry my soul mate, have two beautiful children and perhaps even retire early. Getting cancer certainly wasn’t on the list. But there I was, lying on the operating table the day of my surgery, shivering – not knowing how much longer I actually had to live and hoping that, when I opened my eyes, I would awaken from the nightmare. It didn’t happen. Cancer was a cold, hard reality that has certainly changed me. I look different,…
  • Career Decisions: Vital Things To Consider When Choosing A Degree

    Shweta Khare
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:31 am
    Choosing the right degree is the first step on your career ladder. When you are deciding what area to major in, you may find yourself stressing about the wide array of options. The degree that you opt for now will help to scope your future career path. That means that the decision you make before you attend college will have a direct impact on your life after you are a student. You must approach this decision in a logical and straightforward manner. Remember, you must not let your emotions rule your head. You should make this decision based on what is best for you and your future. You must…
  • Keep Your Job Search Game Strong With These Tips [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Shweta Khare
    16 Sep 2014 | 11:18 pm
    We’ve welcomed a few new players to the job search field. Today’s job seekers have more resources to help draw out the Xs and Os than ever before. The wealth of online resources and social platforms can help you break free from getting caught up in zone defense and look out on all sides. Social networking, employee referrals, and even mobile devices are now helping job seekers bolt past the competition and score their dream jobs.   The infographic below — compiled by CareerShift, a comprehensive job hunting and career management solution — shares six new trends impacting…
  • Exploring the Burgeoning Indian Employment Market

    Shweta Khare
    11 Sep 2014 | 9:32 pm
    Quoting trade-analyst.com: “Studying the trends of various sectors, the media & entertainment industry has rocketed a 62% growth. Robust growth is exhibited by almost all the industry sectors monitored by the index like IT/ITES, Healthcare, Engineering& Construction, Production & Manufacturing, Travel and Education which indicates that the business sentiment is turning positive. We are hopeful that things will further improve in coming months.Ache din aane walen hain. said Sanjay Modi, Managing Director, Monster.com (India/Middle-East/Hong Kong/South-East Asia).”…
  • What to Consider when Planning on Studying Abroad

    Shweta Khare
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:23 pm
    Studying abroad is once-in-a-lifetime experience and those amongst us lucky enough to have the chance to do it often have an incredible time and amazing stories to share. However, it is a huge step, and with any big step, there are a lot of things to think about. Although I’m sure you’ve been inundated with stuff to take into consideration by your parents, let’s make it a little easier by cutting it down into categories so you can make an informed decision by yourself.   Financial implications A main concern you may have when going away even for a holiday let alone studying…
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    Michael Lee Stallard

  • How to Save “The Shack”

    Michael Lee Stallard
    16 Sep 2014 | 5:55 pm
    RadioShack logo, courtesy of RadioShack Corporation RadioShack is on the ropes. What can be done to save it? Over my career I’ve seen this scenario several times.  Xerox comes to mind.  In 2000, when Anne Mulcahy became Xerox’s CEO, the company was nearly bankrupt.  Her leadership helped save it.  In 2012, I spoke with Ms. Mulcahy in a series of interviews about how she led Xerox’s turnaround.  She described three behaviors that were similar to how A.G. Lafley led the turnaround of Procter and Gamble, how Howard Schultz and Howard Behar led the turnaround of Starbucks and, more…
  • Celebrate Your Organization’s Culture Through a Blog

    Michael Lee Stallard
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:44 am
    #50 Create a Blog to Celebrate Your Culture – Create a blog or intranet site where colleagues can post positive examples of people who live out the core values of your organization.  This provides employee recognition, encourages everyone to bring the values to life, and spreads positive examples and practices.  For example, see the “Nuts About Southwest” blog at www.blogsouthwest.com. This is the fiftieth 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…
  • Remembering 9/11: Dave Barry’s “On Hallowed Ground”

    Michael Lee Stallard
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:22 pm
    Where were you when you first heard the news of an airliner striking World Trade Tower One on the morning of September 11, 2001? I was in my office near Times Square in Manhattan. At first I assumed it was an accident. Then came the unbelievable news that a second plane had hit Tower Two. That night I hardly slept, concerned about the fate of people I knew who worked at the World Trade Center. In the days that followed I learned of those who did not survive the attacks and others who lost spouses, siblings, or parents. Much has been written about September 11 since that day. One piece in…
  • Leaders: Don’t Forget to Make Time for Q&A

    Michael Lee Stallard
    7 Sep 2014 | 12:15 pm
                  #49 Make Time for Q&A – If you directly and indirectly lead a large number of people, set aside times for people to ask questions that you then answer.  You can have people anonymously submit questions or just ask them during the meeting. Howard Behar, former President of Starbucks North America and Starbucks International, called the sessions he held “Open Forums.” Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS Institute, holds sessions like this that are referred to as “Java with Jim.”  Vineet Nayar, former CEO of HCL, had people email him…
  • 3 Ways to Improve Your Health and Lifespan Through Work

    Michael Lee Stallard
    5 Sep 2014 | 4:51 pm
                  As seen on SmartBlog on Leadership and Fox Business.  Happiness is good, right? Researchers led by Stephen Cole at U.C.L.A recently made a stunning discovery. They studied the gene expression profiles of people who experienced happiness from seeking pleasure and those who experienced happiness from seeking meaningful purpose in life. While both pleasure and purpose seekers reported experiencing happiness at a conscious level, the gene expression profiles of the two groups’ told a different story. The profiles of the purpose seekers…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • Indian HR is ready for the Tech Revolution - thoughts from #TechHR14

    Gautam Ghosh
    31 Aug 2014 | 10:57 pm
    Around 10 days ago I attended India's first ever Tech HR conference organized by People Matters in Gurgaon. I was privileged to be invited to speak at the unconference track in the event and host a Google Hangout with analysts Alan Lepofsky and Holger Mueller. It was also an opportunity to listen to industry leaders like Abhijit Bhaduri, Frank Ricciardi, Debjani Ghosh, Anand Pillai and Sameer Patel. I was also looking to catch up with innovative learning professionals and friends Kavi Arasu and Sunder Ramachandran.Here's my takeaway:HR Technology is simplifying. The large players are moving…
  • Panel on Social HR at @SMWMumbai on 23rd Sept #SMWMumbai

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

    Gautam Ghosh
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    During the recent TechHR Conference organized by People Matters I had the pleasure of interviewing Constellation Research's analysts Alan Lepofsky and Holger MuellerHere's the Google Hangout video of the conversation with Alan and HolgerIf you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Attend the #TechHR14 expo and Unconference for free on 22nd Aug at Gurgaon

    Gautam Ghosh
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:25 am
    Am so excited that the People Matters' team is organizing India's first conference focused on HR technology called The Tech HR Conference on 22nd August at The Leela Gurgaon.If you're in the Delhi/NCR area and can't pay for the conference don't fret! You can still attend the Expo and the Unconference for free! Details hereI would be doing some stuff in the unconference :) For one I would be moderating a Google Hangout with Constellation Research Group's Alan Lepofsky and Holger Mueller and we are going to discuss about the Global emerging trends in the area of HR Technology and how future of…
  • Apps to get the best Twitter experience

    Gautam Ghosh
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Getting to understand Twitter and using it well is not easy, since it is not a "social/professional networking site" but rather an "information stream". Here are some of the tools that I use along with Twitter to have a great Twitter experience.1. TweetdeckTweetdeck was one of the third party clients which got acquired by Twitter. And it is the primary interface by which I use Twitter on the desktop. As you can see it makes your different streams visible on the same screen and you can add various columns to make twitter work most usefully for you. Tweetdeck also helps you post from multiple…
 
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    Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

  • 11 Things Your Logo Designer Should Know About Your Brand

    The Young Entrepreneur Council
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    What one thing should I tell a designer about my brand before commissioning a logo? The following answers are provided by members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most promising young entrepreneurs. In partnership with Citi, YEC recently launched StartupCollective, a free virtual mentorship program that helps millions of entrepreneurs start and grow businesses. 1. The Type of Industry You’re In Share with your designer whether your company plans to focus on products in one or multiple industries. For example,…
  • You Can’t Control How Lucky You Are

    Jeff Shuey
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    You can’t control where you were born. You can’t control when you were born. You also can’t control what natural intelligence you are born with. However, there are some things you CAN control. You can control how hard you work. You Can’t Control How Lucky You Are There is a common line of thinking that there is some luck in the world. And, I think this is true. We’ve all been lucky at times. We’ve all felt that euphoria of a lucky moment. However, I’m a firm believer in that you can’t control how lucky your are, but You Can Control How Hard You Work. To the extent that your…
  • Networking Your Personal Brand

    Maria Elena Duron
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    If you want to grow your contacts and business, then networking is the best way to do so. Keep in mind that networking isn’t a quick fix for sales, though; it’s an investment in getting to know other people. As marketing coach and author John Jantsch put it, “It’s never about the sale, it’s always about the relationship – build first by giving.” The same rule applies to online networking. Regardless of the social media website or application you’re using, building relationships still provides longer lasting results. People are more likely to take a recommended action after…
  • Would YOU Open Your Job-Prospecting Emails? Not Likely!

    Skip Freeman
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    If you’ve been on a job search recently you already know that today it is rare indeed that a hiring manager, Human Resources professional or a “headhunter” ever answers his or her telephone. More likely, you encounter voice mail, leave a message (or messages!), then wait and wait and wait for a call-back, which may or may not come, depending largely upon the quality of the voice mail message you leave. It will probably come as no surprise to you, then, that you’re just as likely to face the same fate when it comes to your job-prospecting emails. Rarely, if ever, do you get any…
  • How to Create Your Next Great Career Opportunity

    Richard Kirby
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    Earlier this year, I was approached by a successful thirty-something director level who was nearing his fourth year of employment in a multi-billion dollar Atlanta company. As is true of many high achievers who don’t want to settle for less than they deserve, he wanted to find a better, more challenging job in which he could gain more income and find more personal growth. He enlisted me to mentor him in defining his next career role and developing a strategy for gaining such a role. In our first session together, I was surprised to learn that he wanted to stay with his current employer.
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    Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch

  • Archive: Scared by too many possibilities — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

    Douglas E. Welch
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:24 am
    Archive: Scared by too many possibilities From the Career Opportunities Archives… Sometimes the amazing amount of possibilities in our lives can simply overwhelm our ability to deal with them. Once you see everything that you could be doing, it can scare you into inactivity. This can happen for a number of reasons, but often it is because we only see the big picture and not the thousands of tiny little steps that make up any project. Whether I am talking to someone about changes in their career or the possibilities that podcasting and new media provide, I can tell when I reach the…
  • Video: The Northeast Quadrant: What you do today from Career Compass with Douglas E. Welch

    Douglas E. Welch
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:45 pm
    Building the Career You Deserve from Career Compass with Douglas E. Welch 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: The first step of the Career Compass is platting your presents– your present — figuring out where you are today. Now the way — again, forgive my drawing skills — but here is our Career Compass. We have north at the top. South at the bottom. East and West. Going back to what I said…
  • Video: Your job search should be constant from “Transition as the New Normal” with Douglas E. Welch

    Douglas E. Welch
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:20 pm
    A short clip from this longer presentation Watch this entire presentation   Enjoy this clip and presentation? Consider a donation via PayPal to support further career talks, videos, podcasts and clips.    Transcript: When do you start your job search? When do you stop it? How long should it last. Blah, blah, blah. For me, a job search is constant. You should always be looking to improve your career in some way. So, that — looking for a career — is not a transition that happens every so often, like a heartbeat. It is jut something that becomes and integral part of your life.
  • Sacrificing Self-Worth for Celebrity from “What is success…and why you might have it already?

    Douglas E. Welch
    16 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    Some will sacrifice anything for success from “What is success…and why you might have it already?  A short clip from this longer presentation Watch this entire presentation   Enjoy this clip and presentation? Consider a donation via PayPal to support further career talks, videos, podcasts and clips.    Transcript: One of the most striking things I have seen over the last 10 years or so, is the willingness, the ability of people to even actively degrade and debase themselves in public in an attempt to reach celebrity. How many people watch Survivor? How many people watch…
  • Opportunity — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

    Douglas E. Welch
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Opportunity When attracting opportunity to you, one of the most important aspects is to tell people “what you do and how well you do it.” This is the main reason I encourage people to start blogging, to start using Social Media, Podcasting and more, because they are perfect avenues to tell people “what you do and how well you do it” – and way to actively demonstrate it. A Year of Opportunityfrom Career Opportunities Podcast Watch the complete video presentation Opportunity — from the Career Opportunities Podcast is a post from Career Opportunities with Douglas…
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    JobMob

  • How Soft Preemption Matters in Job Interviews

    Jacob Share
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    If you run from the elephants in the room, they might still get you. Are you aware of the difference between an interview with a potential boss and an interview with HR? They each have very different agendas: A boss or supervisor-to-be is interested primarily in your professional competence while human relationship issues are less important to them. All they need in this regard is to feel there is reasonably good chemistry with you, and that neither your personality nor your behavior set off any flashing red lights in their mind. HR, on the other hand, has a totally different perspective. If…
  • Who Won $11K? The Grand Prize Winners of the #8JGBC

    Jacob Share
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    The biggest guest blogging contest of the year is over! Time to announce the… Contest recap This year’s edition of the contest went off with no major hitches, thankfully. There were a few hiccups though – there always are – one contestant had some paid traffic (that’s a no-no), another one pulled out in the middle of the contest, and two others didn’t fulfill their contest requirements and won’t be eligible for prizes as a result (I warned them plenty of times!). After last year’s never-ending event that spanned almost 3 months (I still…
  • One Last Update For The #8JGBC

    Jacob Share
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    The biggest guest blogging contest of 2014 is almost over. 6 weeks after it started, the 8th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest is coming to an end later today. Tomorrow, 23 contestants will find out how they split over US$11,000 in prizes, the most in the history of the contest, thanks to a great group of sponsors:   MaxCDN MaxCDN is one of the fastest CDNs in the world. A CDN makes your website fast by taking a copy of your website and delivering it from the closest servers to your website visitors. For example a user in London loading a US website will be slow, so what they do is…
  • 5 Job Search Tools You’re Not Using

    Jacob Share
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    What others already know, and you may be missing. This is a guest post by Bless Vaidian. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Technology has changed the way we do things. It gives us options and the digital tools to do things faster and better. At a recent party I discovered that surprisingly many people did not know about the five web sites listed below. 1) Indeed Indeed has become one of the top sites used and referred by career counselors for finding opportunities in the United States. Indeed CEO and co-founder Paul Forster stated in an…
  • Top Interviewing Skills to Use In Job Interviews

    Jacob Share
    1 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    8 soft skills you need to have and show for interviewers. This is a guest post by Paula R. Stern. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. There are many skills that can help you land a job. Some of them are practical, market-related skills such as knowing a certain tool, language, or industry. And then there are the “soft” skills, related more to personality, performance, and attitude. In honor of the 8th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest, here are the top eight “soft” skills that you not only need to have, but need to…
 
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    The Career Key Blog

  • What the Walmart VP Termination Over a Resume Teaches Us

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

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

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

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

    Juliet Jones
    9 May 2014 | 5:29 pm
    Career Key's new college and career readiness kit is complimentary, designed for school counselors and other education and career development professionals. In this downloadable kit, we included free eBooks and learning activities related to helping students get college and career ready.Topics covered:Common Core Standards and school counselingChoosing a college major in high schoolLearning activities that combine ASCA and Common Core StandardsMeeting ASCA National Standards using career and college major exploration activities at the Career Key website.Finally, there is a link to access a…
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    Bigg Success

  • Career Advancement: The Simplest Way to Fast-Track Your Career

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

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

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

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

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    7 May 2014 | 12:00 am
    Dumbass entrepreneurs George & Mary-Lynn talk about the dumbass entrepreneurs whose horse won the Kentucky Derby on The BIGG Success Show podcast! Click PLAY to listen. *NOTE: When we wrote this... [click to read more]
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    Career Hub

  • To The Point Job Interviewing

    billiesucher
    11 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    Every second is of infinite value. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe I love working with clients! They are always teaching me something and giving me ideas for yet another blog post. Today, for example, my client was remarking how he liked...
  • Example of a Great Personal Brand Story - What's Yours?

    Jean Cummings
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:20 am
    Image attribution: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/453998 One great thing about holidays like Labor Day is the chance to get together with new folks as as well as old friends and family. I met a new person at a party this summer I'd like...
  • Job Searching With Me, My Shadow and I

    billiesucher
    3 Sep 2014 | 7:27 am
    I stand here beside you My shadow, my friend Such a little tag along From start to day’s end. You never tell me what to do Yet you show me the way You lift up my spirits When they’re cloudy...
  • Sleuthy the Spider and Your Job Search

    billiesucher
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Yesterday morning was foggy outside, overcast and in the 70’s – a great day for taking a long walk which is exactly what we did. This time, I grabbed my phone – not the digital camera -- as I have...
  • Don't Let the Coming Tsunami Sink Your Job Prospects!

    Jean Cummings
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    A couple of years ago, I reported that the number of contractors (consultants/self-employed persons) in the workforce was 23-30% of the total workforce. I did a double take when I read that Payscale.com predicts that contract workers will be HALF...
 
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    The Chief Happiness Officer Blog

  • Why corporate values often have no value

    Alexander Kjerulf
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:19 am
    A CEO of a large Norwegian company once told me that “you know a corporate values program is doomed to fail, when they start distributing mouse mats with the values printed on them.” Many companies today have taken great pains to identify and communicate their core values, but often this kind of thing sinks below the surface like a stone, leaving very few ripples. In this short video that I shot for one of our clients a while back, I talk about what it takes to create corporate values that have value and I give a great example from one workplace that’s done so very…
  • The #1 mistake – or your happiness is not (only) about you

    Alexander Kjerulf
    17 Sep 2014 | 2:32 am
    The most common mistake people make when they seek happiness (at work or in life) is that they focus on making themselves happy here and now. This almost always fails because it becomes a meaningless, shallow pursuit of their own short-term pleasure. True happiness on the other hand, comes from doing things to make many people (including yourself) happier in the long term. This is illustrated by one of the most consistent findings in positive psychology, namely that if you want to be happier yourself, the best way is to make someone else happier. Not as a quid-pro-quo, but from a…
  • Why every company needs to give employees Free Time on the job

    Alexander Kjerulf
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:56 am
    My first “real” job was for a large and very famous Danish company who’d hired me fresh out of university to work on one of their big new products. One day, about a month into my employment there, I was sitting at my desk thinking big thoughts. To other people it might have looked like I was slacking – I’d put my feet up on the desk and was staring into the air – but in reality I was considering if the approach I’d chosen to solving a particular task was the right one or of there was a smarter, faster way. And for that I was reprimanded. When my…
  • Friday Woohoo: A symphony orchestra gets the conductor of their dreams

    Alexander Kjerulf
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    Recently, a Danish symphony orchestra found out who their new chief conductor would be – and went completely crazy when they found out who it was. Watch their reaction here: That’s happiness :)
  • Top 10 Reasons why Constant Complaining in the Workplace is so Toxic

    Alexander Kjerulf
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:14 am
    Years ago when I was still a software developer for a small consulting company in my second job out of university, I had a boss that was… shall we say unpopular. My co-workers and I hated his guts and we complained ceaselessly about him. It got to the point where we couldn’t start a meeting, have lunch in the cafeteria, or even go out for a beer without spending half an hour complaining about him. We whined about his attitude, his stupidity, his meddling, his spinelessness … hell, even his dress sense came under fire. But then again, he is the only manager who has ever…
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    Six Degrees from Dave

  • How to Embrace Change and Make it a Workplace Asset

    Dave Mendoza
    18 Sep 2014 | 5:54 pm
    No matter what your chosen occupation might be, you’re bound to experience change in the workplace at some point. Whether dealing with updated management systems, new personnel, or advances in technology, employees who can go with the flow bear a distinct advantage over those who struggle with change. It’s a natural urge to fight change, particularly when you feel that you’ve mastered a given situation. Yet flexibility and adaptability in the office can be great assets which can help you grow along with your business. The Advantages of Flexibility Adaptability in the…
  • In Remembrance of a Life Lived Sweetly: Meet Marie Journey, Sourcing Enthusiast – “Listening Within A Constant Sea of Voices & Heard” RIP

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

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

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

    Dave Mendoza
    6 Dec 2013 | 3:29 pm
    Retailers can expect a jaw-dropping $68.9 billion in sales over the holiday period as consumers spend up big on holiday gifts for family friends, according to new research from IBISWorld. But as one of the busiest periods of the year fast approaches, what are you doing to maximize the holiday shopping rush for your business? The holiday season is an ideal time for brands to kick into gear and step up any marketing or promotional activities. It’s the time of year when people are prepared to spend, and are looking for the right opportunity to do so. 1. Determine your campaign strategy So…
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    Lindsey Pollak Career Blog

  • How to Engage Millennial Employees

    Lindsey Pollak
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    In my new book, Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders, I share advice on how different generations can get along in the workplace and work together more effectively. This week, I found more advice to help employers manage Millennial employees, more effectively integrate Millennials into their workforces and keep Gen […]
  • Becoming the Boss: The 4 Essential Elements of Your Personal Brand

    Lindsey Pollak
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    Today is the day! I am thrilled to launch my new book, Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders, into the world. As I wrote last week, the first step to becoming the boss is to learn about yourself. How can you be a great leader of your own life and […]
  • Attitudes and Attributes of Millennials in the Workplace

    Lindsey Pollak
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Having Millennials on your team can bring new perspectives and energy. Their approaches to work and the workplace are different than those of their older colleagues, but this dynamic generation has a lot to offer to a wide variety of employers. This week I’ve been reading a variety of articles about Millennials in the workplace. […]
  • 3 Steps to Becoming the Boss

    Lindsey Pollak
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    In my new book, Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders, my goal is to combine the best of yesterday’s leadership advice with up-to-the-minute tips from today’s management trenches. With more Millennials stepping up into leadership positions every day, this topic is becoming essential to the present and future success of […]
  • How Millennials Are Changing the Workplace — For the Better

    Lindsey Pollak
    29 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    The Millennial generation is already years into making its mark on the corporate world. Members of this youngest generation of employees are showing off their tech savvy, demanding their workplaces be ethical and responsible, and changing the way companies offer feedback and career development programs. Make no mistake — the corporate world isn’t changing Millennials; […]
 
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    HR Daily Advisor

  • Infographic: 2014 Workplace Policies & HR Policy Practices

    Chris Ceplenski
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    Nearly 90% of the 2,662 HR professionals that took our 2014 Policy Practices survey reported that their organization had formalized employee workplace policies. How are policies distributed to employees? Do they include “at will” disclaimers? Are employees required to confirm receipt? How effectively are policies enforced? How often are they updated? How has recent “ban the box” legislation impacted background check policies? The infographic below answers these questions and more. The Policy Practices survey—conducted in August 2014—includes a more in-depth look at…
  • Substitute Teacher by Day; Outfielder by Night

    Melissa Blazejak
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Remember being in school and how much fun you used to have with your substitute teacher, playing games, laughing all day, and trying to frustrate the sub into quitting! Well imagine if 1 day, instead of your teacher walking into the room, a baseball player was there instead! Former outfielder Chris Swauger of the Springfield Cardinals, a minor league team for the St. Louis Cardinals, used to work as a substitute teacher during the off season. Minor league baseball players don’t always get the paychecks their Major League counterparts pull in. That’s why most have to work 9-to-5 jobs just…
  • NBA Players Try Rebounding into Other Careers

    Elaine Quayle
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Two pro basketball players from the NBA are not only gifted athletes, but smart and motivated enough to try other careers beyond the TV analyst desk. Current player Harrison Barnes of the Golden State Warriors is a 22 year old looking ahead to his “encore career” when his pro career ends. After spending time this summer in the USA Basketball’s national-team training camp to perfect his b-ball skills, he headed to Silicon Valley to become an “extern” and hone his business skills, reports Mashable. Seventh overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Barnes is a young star on social media…
  • Who’s Offering What Benefits? (SHRM Survey)

    Stephen Bruce, PhD, PHR
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:22 am
    The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) released its 2014 Employee Benefits Survey at its recent Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando. The findings are helpful for determining what benefits are commonly offered and which ones you might want to consider. The survey, sent to a random sample of SHRM members, had 510 respondents, which was a 13% response rate. Ninety-eight percent of employers offer some type of healthcare coverage to full-time employees, and the most common offering is a preferred provider (PPO) plan, says the survey. Employers are reallocating benefits dollars…
  • Suspended Football Player Tackles Car Sales

    Melissa Blazejak
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Let’s say you’re a wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, and all of a sudden you’re faced with a 1-year suspension due to some pesky drug policy violation. What do you do? Why not take a crack at becoming a car salesman! That seems to be the case for Josh Gordon, who was recently suspended for violating the National Football League (NFL) substance abuse policy; he failed a drug test due to secondhand marijuana inhalation. While Gordon could potentially miss 8 games or the entire 2014 season, hopefully he won’t miss out on some good commissions. The wide receiver will now be a…
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    CEO Blog - Time Leadership

  • Growing Ice Cream

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

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

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

    12 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    I recently moved from a large home in Long Island to large home in Guelph - but a home that is half the size.    So now, everything is a mess with too much stuff.  So I am committed to a negative Stuff Quotient.  I commit to get rid of more stuff than I bring into the house every day.  And to add to it, I would like to get rid of one more thing per day - this will add up to 1000 less things in 3 years which might put the house into an equilibrium.Stuff has a great cost - the worst of which is stress - usually caused by time.  Stuff takes time.  Time spent on…
  • 99% of Marketing Spending is Wasted

    24 Jun 2014 | 6:45 am
    John Wannamaker is credited with saying "50% of the advertising spending is wasted - the problem is I do not know which half".  But he was wrong.  99% or even more of the advertising $ that are spent are wasted but the 1% more than pays for the advertising.The Atlantic printed an article that basically says internet advertising does not work.  See the article here.  They used examples of people searching for a product who already had decided what to buy.  I agree, this is a high % of the people.  What they did not use as examples of people who had non-buying…
 
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    Work Happy Now

  • Our Choices Add Up

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:31 am
    Bad choices will be made, we can’t stop this, but it’s how we learn and improve our decision making skills that help us create a career we love and grows with us. Each choice you make either builds your happiness or subtracts from it. Last year I had to choose between two events that I wanted to go to that I thought could help me. I chose one over the other because it was a bit easier to get to and I thought the event was a higher quality group of people. Bad choice. “Understanding what bothers you is just as important as understanding what excites you.” – Chris Guillebeau I paid…
  • A Simple Guide to Career Happiness – Genius Methods

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    10 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Most people don’t believe they have true freedom in their career. They scoff at the idea because they are afraid of the power that they possess within themselves. I believe everyone has great powers. Superpowers not to just help others, but ones that make us happier. 80% of people are currently looking to change their career because they don’t care about their work or feel like they aren’t making a difference. When you believe in a mission greater than yourself, you’ll push yourself to grow, improve, and make a difference. This stems from the internal belief that you…
  • The Biggest Mistake People Make When Trying to Improve Their Focus

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    2 Sep 2014 | 2:37 am
    * No laughing at my rudimentary drawings. I wanted to create a visual drawing for you of work that gets me “in the zone”. Last week I was working my butt off for a client deadline. I was in the zone. Time didn’t exist and I was killing it. After I was done I lifted my head, looked around, and basked in the glow of doing great work. I stood up, stretched, and a little dance just popped into my legs. You ever have moments like this? They don’t happen often enough for me. They don’t happen often enough for anyone. This experience hardly ever happened until I began to apply a…
  • The Importance of Starting Today

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    I talk a lot about focus because it’s one of my greatest weaknesses. I have ADD. It takes me awhile to get my focus going in one direction and keeping it there. When it is there, the results are fantastic. When it’s not, I’m a blubbering mess. Finding ways to improve my focus has been a mission of mine over these last few months. It’s been the missing piece to my success. I’ve got most of my passions figured out. And I know my strengths well. My success has been good but not great. Over 1,000,000 views on Work Happy Now. The money I earn from coaching and consulting is good. The…
  • Why Your Career Strengths Aren’t the Whole Picture

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Your strengths are tricky. I used to think I was a great writer, but I’m really not. There are many better writers than me, but what helps me sell books and courses, and grow my blog is my passion for my subject, not the quality of my prose. Art is also a passion of mine. There is something amazing about taking a blank canvas (blank page) and turning it into something that makes people feel something. In college, I once wrote a paper breaking down a piece of art from Rembrandt. I broke down each area of the painting. From the hand gesture of the woman laying in bed to the expression on her…
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    The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss » Blog

  • What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

    Tim Ferriss
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:12 pm
    (Photo: Ariel H.) “One of the rare noncharlatanic books in finance.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan and Antifragile “There is more to be learned from Jim Paul’s true story of failure than from a stack of books promising to reveal the secret formula for success…this compact volume is filled with a wealth of trading wisdom and insights.” – Jack Schwager, author of Hedge Fund Market Wizards The newest book in The Tim Ferriss Book Club (all five books here) is a fast read entitled What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars. It packs…
  • Can You Rewire Your Brain In Two Weeks? One Man’s Attempt…

    shanesnow
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:33 pm
    Can you rewire your brain in two weeks?  The answer appears to be — at least partially — yes. The following is a guest post by Shane Snow, frequent contributor to Wired and Fast Company andauthor of the new book SMARTCUTS: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate SuccessLast year, he wrote about his two-week Soylent experiment, which went viral and racked up 500+ comments.  He knows how to stir up controversy. In this post, Shane tests the “brain-sensing headband” called Muse. It’s received a lot of PR love, but does it stand up to the hype?  Can it…
  • The Tim Ferriss Show: Interview with Peter Thiel, Billionaire Investor and Company Creator

    Tim Ferriss
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:35 pm
    “Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost This episode’s guest is the incredible Peter Thiel. Peter is a serial company founder (PayPal, Palantir), billionaire investor (first outside investor in Facebook, 100+ others), and author of the new book Zero to One. Whether you’re an investor, entrepreneur, or simply a free thinker aspiring to do great things, I highly recommend you grab a copy.  His teachings on differentiation, value creation, and competition alone have helped me make some of the best investment decisions of my life (e.g. Twitter, Uber, Alibaba,…
  • The Tim Ferriss Show: Interview of Kevin Kelly, Co-Founder of WIRED, Polymath, Most Interesting Man In The World?

    Tim Ferriss
    29 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    This single interview — one of my favorites of all-time — was recorded in three short parts.  You can: Listen to all three on iTunes Download them as MP3s (right click “save as”): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Download the transcript. Or stream them now below (If you’re reading this in e-mail, please click here to stream): This podcast is brought to you by The Tim Ferriss Book Club, which features a handful of books that have changed my life. Here’s the list.  You can also find all 20+ episodes of this podcast here. Some are sober and some are drunk, but the guests…
  • The Art of Strategic Laziness

    shanesnow
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:20 pm
    David Heinemeier Hansson (“DHH”) The following is a guest post by Shane Snow, a frequent contributor to Wired and Fast Company.  Last year, he wrote about his two-week Soylent experiment, which went viral and racked up 500+ comments. This post is adapted from his new book, SMARTCUTS, and it will teach you a few things: How to use strategic “laziness” to dramatically accelerate progress How “DHH” became a world-class car racer in record time, and how he revolutionized programming (they’re related) A basic intro to computer programming…
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    One Day One Job

  • I ran out of jobs

    Willy Franzen
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:39 am
    Seven years ago I was an unemployed college grad with an idea that I thought would help people like me find cool companies to work for. It turned out to be a pretty good idea. Just look at our list of success stories (and these are only the ones from people who took the time to e-mail me). Millions of people visited my sites. Tens of thousands chose to get my e-mails in their inboxes every morning. Thousands e-mailed me asking for help or advice. And about 20 people bought a job search prep course that I co-developed (that was a bad idea). I was even able to hire some of my readers as paid…
  • Detour

    Willy Franzen
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:59 am
    I usually have a really bad attitude about tourist attractions, so when my wife and I were in San Francisco a couple weeks ago I was a little annoyed when she asked me if I wanted to do a self-guided audio tour at Fisherman’s Wharf. I would have said no, but it was through a new startup that her former boss founded, so I figured it was worth a shot. The company is called Detour, and the audio tour was absolutely amazing. I usually hate this kind of stuff, but it was probably the most enjoyable 90 minutes of the entire trip (and that’s including The Serpentarium!). The San…
  • Utilidata

    Willy Franzen
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:15 am
    It’s easy to take electricity for granted. When we plug something in, it usually works. If it doesn’t, the problem probably isn’t with the outlet (though I have had that happen). Our electric system has been around for well over a century, which is why it’s so reliable. However, keeping it up to date still requires a lot of innovation. That’s where Utilidata comes in. They’re a Providence, RI based company that delivers “value to utilities and large energy users by improving operational decisions through the use of new data extraction and digital…
  • Lua

    Willy Franzen
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    If there is any skill that is necessary across all kinds of jobs, its the ability communicate effectively. While communication is a skill that can definitely be taught and developed, it’s much easier to nurture when you’re using the right tools. That’s why work communication tools have always been a big business. Some of the latest trends have been in the form of project management and online chat tools. But what about tools for people who work in jobs that might require something like a walkie-talkie? Cell phones and text messaging might have changed those jobs a little…
  • The Business Backer

    Willy Franzen
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    It’s never been easier to start a business with no capital at all. It’s also never been easier to raise millions of dollars for an idea. But what about the businesses that fall somewhere in-between? Whether you’re opening a restaurant, salon, dental office, or auto shop, you’re probably going to need outside financing. There are plenty of options, but a lot of them are very unfriendly to the business owner. The Business Backer is a Cincinnati, OH based company that “is helping small business owners flourish and grow by re-inventing relationship-based lending for…
 
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    One Day, One Internship

  • I ran out of jobs

    Willy Franzen
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:49 am
    Seven years ago I was an unemployed college grad with an idea that I thought would help people like me find cool companies to work for. It turned out to be a pretty good idea. Just look at our list of success stories (and these are only the ones from people who took the time to e-mail me). Millions of people visited my sites. Tens of thousands chose to get my e-mails in their inboxes every morning. Thousands e-mailed me asking for help or advice. And about 20 people bought a job search prep course that I co-developed (that was a bad idea). I was even able to hire some of my readers as paid…
  • Detour

    Willy Franzen
    28 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    I usually have a really bad attitude about tourist attractions, so when my wife and I were in San Francisco a couple weeks ago I was a little annoyed when she asked me if I wanted to do a self-guided audio tour at Fisherman’s Wharf. I would have said no, but it was through a new startup that her former boss founded, so I figured it was worth a shot. The company is called Detour, and the audio tour was absolutely amazing. I usually hate this kind of stuff, but it was probably the most enjoyable 90 minutes of the entire trip (and that’s including The Serpentarium!). The San…
  • Utilidata

    Willy Franzen
    27 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    It’s easy to take electricity for granted. When we plug something in, it usually works. If it doesn’t, the problem probably isn’t with the outlet (though I have had that happen). Our electric system has been around for well over a century, which is why it’s so reliable. However, keeping it up to date still requires a lot of innovation. That’s where Utilidata comes in. They’re a Providence, RI based company that delivers “value to utilities and large energy users by improving operational decisions through the use of new data extraction and digital…
  • Lua

    Willy Franzen
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    If there is any skill that is necessary across all kinds of jobs, its the ability communicate effectively. While communication is a skill that can definitely be taught and developed, it’s much easier to nurture when you’re using the right tools. That’s why work communication tools have always been a big business. Some of the latest trends have been in the form of project management and online chat tools. But what about tools for people who work in jobs that might require something like a walkie-talkie? Cell phones and text messaging might have changed those jobs a little…
  • The Business Backer

    Willy Franzen
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    It’s never been easier to start a business with no capital at all. It’s also never been easier to raise millions of dollars for an idea. But what about the businesses that fall somewhere in-between? Whether you’re opening a restaurant, salon, dental office, or auto shop, you’re probably going to need outside financing. There are plenty of options, but a lot of them are very unfriendly to the business owner. The Business Backer is a Cincinnati, OH based company that “is helping small business owners flourish and grow by re-inventing relationship-based lending for…
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    Cube Rules

  • Cube Rules Links – September 19, 2014

    Scot Herrick
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Here's what I've saved for you from the Internet machine: It's all about sleep. Take the eighteen minutes and watch the video: 17 Ways to Improve Your Sleep Despite the long list of health benefits, sleep is one of those things that people skimp on, whether by necessity (work, traffic, kids, busy schedules) or because they […]
  • How processing email is different than reading email

    Scot Herrick
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
      How do you work with email? I mean, really, how do you work with email?  Do you read every one? Do you file every one after reading it? Leave them in your inbox? Create any tasks from email? Email is the knowledge worker's rabbit hole with worthless meetings a close second. We spend a […]
  • 5 ways to reduce distractions at work

    Scot Herrick
    17 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    In my last post, I talked about how the workplace has a crisis of attention. All of the tools we use to supposedly help our productivity actually destroy our ability to concentrate and achieve flow. We get distracted, interrupted, and drained of energy from useless meetings to the point where we just don't get anything […]
  • The crisis of attention in the workplace

    Scot Herrick
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
      Knowledge workers face a paradox: all of the wonderful tools we use to help make us more productive end up distracting us from getting our work done. And the distractions -- the lack of attention -- cause us to get out of "flow," that state where we work in full engagement. Instead, employees get […]
  • Job search via mobile devices on the rise

    Scot Herrick
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    While the stats are from the UK, the point is well taken -- people are looking for jobs more and more through their mobile devices. Does your job search use mobile?
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    Epic Living

  • Some Random Thoughts

    Eric
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:45 am
    Some random thoughts running through my mind this morning. The clock is ticking for you and I, just like it is for the cancer patient. Make the most of your opportunities. Words we think are as powerful as the words we speak. I think it’s important to consider the trade-offs every decision will bring. Who says the fairy tales/epic tales aren’t true? Where’s the proof? The population must believe they are. Look at some of the highest grossing films of all time. Elitism is dying, but won’t go down without a fight. Are you in the fight. God gives gifts, so we can give…
  • No More Taking Things for Granted

    Eric
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
    A re-post and reminder. September 11 is only a couple of days away.  For those living in America (and beyond), it is a sacred day.  As well it should be. I remember much about that day 10 years ago.  It still shapes much of my thinking as a context for the life I lead now.  The events left me exposed.  In the sense that I was trying to find my way with the wrong compass. I heard the stories of mothers, fathers, brothers, and sisters who would never come home again.  I felt sad.  But there I was, taking for granted so much in my life.  I was a little lost and wandering what my role…
  • Making Relationships Last

    Eric
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:36 am
    In the personal and business realm, we all seek to make our relationships last. It makes perfect sense. The good relationships we protect, the bad relationships we seek to discard. Reality is found in how challenging it is to manage the in-between. This past week I was referred to an individual who I hadn’t seen or talked to in over ten years. When I was given his name I didn’t fully remember him. When we finally spoke on the phone it came rushing back. The first and only meeting was brief, and hadn’t shown anything that appeared to be lasting. Fast forward to now, he went…
  • 5 Questions with Carl Reid, Author of 10 Powerful Networking Tips of Influential People

    Eric
    5 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Had the pleasure recently to interview Carl E. Reid about his book, 10 Powerful Networking Secrets of Influential People. The book gives some insightful tips on networking, and leaves you with ideas you can implement today. I really appreciate Carl’s heart.   In the book you re-tell a story about your wife and a $700 phone bill. Why was that story important then, and still is today? High tech is no substitute for HIGH PERSONAL TOUCH. Using the phone to stay in touch with people in your network, especially 5 star connections, is the next best thing to “in person”…
  • The Fear of What’s Next

    Eric
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:42 am
    A re-post from 2013. If you’re like me, the fear of what’s next is a thought process to be managed. It should be managed and not avoided. Keeping it real means recognizing the fear for what it is. No fake confidence, no dogged determination to ignore, just managing the fear when the visit happens. And it will happen. A great friend and mentor told me a long time ago that God will give you enough light for the next step-no more and no less. There are many implications and applications with that counsel, but a big one is being in the moment you’ve been given. There is no…
 
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    The Change Blog

  • 12 Things I Learned from Wandering the World

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

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

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

    Virag Padalkar
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    A while ago an ex-colleague of mine posted on a social networking website a very sensitive piece of information that usually people prefer to keep private. This was a sad event in his life (a divorce) and all said and done; took courage to put it out there for everyone to see. It kind of felt like a soul-baring act to me and one that must have taken immense guts. That got me thinking. The past few years of my life have been tumultuous to say the least. I have no doubt that there is much more to go, but given that I have finished almost half of my life; I sure hope the worst is over. I’ve…
  • What 3 Dead Authors Taught Me About Living

    Bryan Collins
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    “When the beginnings of self-destruction enter the heart it seems no bigger than a grain of sand.” – John Cheever Confusing, isn’t it? Perhaps you’re having problems finding a career you love? Or maybe your day-to-day life is making you unhappy? Or are you struggling to pursue a passion you’ve held close for years. I’ve faced all of these problems, but several people helped me work through them. One of these people was the American novelist John Cheever. I never met John Cheever, and he died when I was one. So how could John have helped me? I spent hours…
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    Alexandra Levit's Water Cooler Wisdom

  • Getting a Sponsor For Your Project

    Alexandra Levit
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Depending on your organization, your project may have an official or unofficial sponsor. Most people seem to have a vague idea of what it means to be a sponsor, but in the event that you are one or need one, I thought it might be helpful to zero in on some specifics. The overall role of a project sponsor, first off, is to provide executive management ownership of and oversight over an initiative intended to accomplish a major business goal. An effective sponsor is placed high enough in the organization to smooth the way for timely decision making and appropriate resource allocation. She…
  • How to Rescue Your Time

    Alexandra Levit
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    By now, you probably have an idea of how I feel about wasting time at work. Last year, I even went as far as to write that I thought we shouldn’t spend a minute of work time on personal tasks because it’s a slippery slope. Well, according to Salary.com’s 2013 Time Wasting Survey, 69 percent of employees copped to wasting time at work every single day. And I suspect the real number is actually higher because, just like all people think they are good drivers, all people also think they are maximally productive. Thirty-four percent of survey respondents said they routinely waste 30 minutes…
  • Easy Wellness Ideas to Put in Place Right Away

    Alexandra Levit
    10 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Check practically any list of trends for this or next year in business and you will find that everyone is worrying over Obamacare’s impact on the workplace. The concerns are not unfounded.  After all, healthcare costs in the U.S. are astronomical, with total spending expected to reach $4.8 trillion in 2021. To put that in perspective, it’s about a fifth of the U.S. economy. What’s even more surprising is how little most organizations do to manage healthcare costs among their employees. Fortunately, you don’t have to be a HR professional or benefits specialist to have an impact…
  • How to Use Incremental Planning to Your Advantage

    Alexandra Levit
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Take a look at most current research on the most necessary business competencies and you’ll see adaptability. In most organizations, conditions change on a dime and you must be prepared to shift course accordingly. So although some long-range planning is still desirable, incremental planning is equally if not more important. According to Patti Johnson, author of the new book Make Waves, incremental planning is: Future focused Flexible Short horizon, with long-term goals in mind Collaborative Incremental project planning assumes you make adjustments as you go and still reach your overall…
  • Career Learnings from Kindergarten

    Alexandra Levit
    3 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Some of you know that my firstborn is six years old and in kindergarten. He’s learning all the basics – how to add, how to read, how to tie his shoes. But he’s also mastering some great lessons that it would behoove all of us to remember as we slog through the work week and attempt to advance our careers. Here they are: in my son’s words:  “Always try to do it yourself before you ask the teacher.” The kids in my son’s class, especially the boys, have challenges putting their coats on and getting out the door at the end of the day. Yet, they are required to work their…
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    Minnesota Headhunter

  • Press Release: Coding Bootcamp To Launch In Minnesota

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

    Minnesota Headhunter
    9 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Recruiting Supervisor - Full Time Job - U.S. Bank Talent Acquisition Coordinator - Full Time Job - 3M Recruiter - Full Time Job - BI Worldwide Recruiting Sourcing Specialist - Full Time Job - Gander Mountain Corporate Recruiter - Full Time Job - Pearson VUE How to post a job (it’s free)? Send the content (preferably in Word) along with a link or email for folks to apply to paul@mnheadhunter.com   If you are using a RSS Feed click Minnesota Recruiter Jobs.   Stay in touch with me by clicking:   …
  • Recruiting For Minnesota Startups Added To Twin Cities Startup Week

    Minnesota Headhunter
    5 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
    September 9-14, 2014 is Twin Cities Startup Week and I am doing a presentation September 12 from 12 pm - 2 pm at CoCo Downtown Minneapolis: Recruiting For Minnesota Startups Recruiting For Minnesota Startups is a presentation I have done numerous times over the years at MinneBar and this spring through the Google for Entrepreneurs program. Here are details: If you already know how to find a co founder, recruit a CTO and build a team of 20+... this is not for you. If you are like most groups and having some difficulty sourcing, recruiting and closing candidates... this conversation is for you.
  • Minnesota Golden Gopher Football 2014 Preview

    Minnesota Headhunter
    28 Aug 2014 | 1:41 pm
    As I type this the day before kickoff of the Gopher football season. I’m not ready for Fall yet… but being on campus today and taking a walk by TCF Bank Stadium helped get me in the mood. And we have this weeks Brick by Brick, “Chasing Dreams”: Coach Kill… he’s a good man and a good coach. So to the question I have been asked more the past few weeks other than, “How is the fishing?” is “Gophers, what do you think?” And I don’t know. I think we have a more talented team than last year’s (2013) 8-5 team. We have a few players on preseason “watch lists”: Maxx Williams…
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

    Minnesota Headhunter
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Sr Recruiter - Full Time Job - Target Contract IT Recruiting Specialist - Contract Job - Digital River Senior Recruiting Coordinator - Full Time Job - Best Buy Senior Recruiter - Full Time Job - Restaurant Technologies Senior Recruiter - Full Time Job - SureScripts Associate Recruiter - Full Time Job - CliftonLarsonAllen How to post a job (it’s free)? Send the content (preferably in Word) along with a link or email for folks to apply to paul@mnheadhunter.com   If you are using a RSS Feed click Minnesota Recruiter Jobs.
 
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    JibberJobber Blog

  • Favorite Friday: Are you in a job search, or are you managing your career?

    Jason Alba
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:57 am
    One is short-term, one is long-term. For one you need a band-aid, because it is temporary problem, and for the other you need smart diet and exercise, for long-term strength and results. I wrote about this first in March of 2007, when JibberJobber wasn’t even a year old.  Then I shared it again in 2009.  It’s time to share it again. Job Search vs. Career Management What are you doing?  Are you acting like a job seeker, or are you investing in your long-term career? I know it can get tricky to do long-term stuff when you really just need to get your paycheck back, but I…
  • Massive Microsoft Layoffs Today?

    Jason Alba
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:19 am
    Supposedly Microsoft is supposed to layoff another group of the 18,000 layoffs announced this summer.  A whole lot of smart and talented people are about to become your competition. Update: looks like 2,100 got the ax today. What does this mean for you? Get serious about JibberJobber. JibberJobber is follow-up. JibberJobber is informational interviews. JibberJobber is effective job search. They’ll probably spin their wheels for a few months doing what new job seekers normally do: lick their wounds, cry a bit, get their resumes “ready,” apply to jobs on job boards. During…
  • Obamacare, Uninsurance Benefits, and other Government Subsidies: What It’s Like

    Jason Alba
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:15 am
    Two days ago the HuffingtonPost had an article titled 360,000 Obamacare Enrollees At Risk Of Losing Subsidies I think this is an interesting and historic part of U.S. history, and am interested in seeing Obamacare play out.  I was wondering why so many enrollees would get what would feel like a bait-and-switch on their government sponsored health insurance… was it a mistake in the (almost) billion dollar software failure?  Was it really a bait-and-switch?  Was it so unsustainable that it couldn’t even work for a year? Apparently, none of those.  Jeffrey Young, the HuffPo…
  • Substantiate Yourself (again)

    Jason Alba
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:03 am
    One of the most powerful concepts I’ve learned since I lost my job is that it’s more powerful to substantiate yourself (and your claims) than to just say what your claims are. Show, not tell. I wrote about this here: Substantiate Yourself My first real job offer was after I started JibberJobber.  No interview, no application, just an OFFER. Check out William Arruda’s blog post: Don’t Tell People Who You Are, Show Them What You Are About I love this line: “As you can imagine, I am now her biggest supporter.  She sits at the top of my list of coaches I recommend to…
  • Interview Follow-up Checklist (Mary Elizabeth Bradford)

    Jason Alba
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    career coach, resume expert Here’s an article on the Careerealism site by my friend Mary Elizabeth Bradford: The Best Interview Follow Up Checklist Her points (read the article because she has more details): Find Out The Next Step Don’t Think The Worst Use Your Common Sense Leave A Great Follow Up Voicemail Send A Thank You Letter Include A ‘P.S.’ In Your Follow Up Letter Send A Follow Up List Of Short Testimonials Note three opportunities to FOLLOW-UP! As you follow-up, focus on potential long-term relationships, not just on a yes/no answer. Of course you want a yes/no answer,…
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    Carve Consulting: Social Business Consultancy

  • What’s the cultural significance of a hashtag?

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

    Jonathan
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
    Social Media Analyst – Carve Consulting – London Just as the social web has changed the way the world communicates and connects, so social analytics is changing the way organisations understand the interactions with their customers and employees. Carve is a social business consultancy that helps organisations use social technologies to improve business performance. As part of our continued growth, we’re seeking an Analyst to join our small team of consultants and community specialists. The role of Analyst is more than simply compiling reports, setting up ad campaigns and analysing…
  • Police Force joins Snapchat

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

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

    Paul Harrison
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:38 am
    In the last couple of blog posts we’ve looked at how organisations can attract and engage future talent.  But how can organisations integrate future talent into their workforces? Firstly, does a problem really exist? There is some interesting research into the subject, including from EY (a Carve client) who in the US explored in detail some of the real – and perceived  - challenges as millennials rise in the ranks. Meanwhile, an Economist article (that also referenced the EY research) featured a cartoon that really brings the generation mix integration challenge to…
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  • Legacy

    Lance Haun
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:36 am
    It’s 5:45 in the morning and I’m up, looking out the window. The dawn is starting to break on the familiar hill above the farm. The sunlight is filtering through clouds and trees, onto a dew-covered pasture littered with cows and their calves. The upstairs is a little cold, but I can smell the coffee and conversation coming from downstairs. I walk into the kitchen bleary-eyed to see my grandpa in his chair, drinking coffee while talking to grandma. She’s cooking eggs, bacon, and toast. I get brought into the conversation immediately, sitting on grandpa’s lap, telling…
  • Four Months

    Lance Haun
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:50 am
    Dear Elida, We’re four months into our journey together in parenthood. Everything that everyone told us about it is true, too. Babies don’t sleep well Babies need things Babies are disgusting So… I don’t sleep well I don’t get things I get to clean up disgusting things All of the good things are true, too. I mean, look at that picture of you. That’s what I wake up to at 5:00 am. That gives me the energy necessary to brew my first pot of coffee. Everything takes care of itself after that. I’ve never been one to complain or be particularly…
  • Fighting the Parent-Industrial Complex

    Lance Haun
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:04 am
    I’m not joking when I tell you I didn’t read any parenting book or blog before our little girl arrived four months ago.  It’s not because I thought I knew better than the countless parents that have written about parenting. I have no idea what I’m doing, just like the rest of you guys. Given my wife’s penchant for research and reading, she probably read a lot more than me. I just took the approach of, “Well, if we get stuck, we’ll Google it or call a doctor.” In the first few weeks, I was trying to get my wife some sleep and trying to get…
  • Morning Person or Night Owl?

    Lance Haun
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:27 am
    I don’t think my sleep trajectory is any different than a lot of folks: From high school through college and a little beyond, I was a flat out night owl — staying up until 2-3am consistently, regardless of when I had to get up. Beyond college, I adapted to a more normal schedule of sleeping at 11 or mdnight and getting up around six. Now, post kid, I find myself starting getting down to bed at 9-10pm and up at 4-6am  (with all of the interruptions, of course). The reason I mention this is because I haven’t slept in for awhile. While I was in Las Vegas for summer league though,…
  • The Need for Community

    Lance Haun
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    I’ve been working from home for more than five years. It’s a wonderful thing that would be tough to trade for a commute and an office again. That’s even more so with our little one in the house full-time. Between her and our nanny, it’s the first time I’ve had full-time “coworkers” in the same space for more than a few days.  That’s if you don’t include my cat. I certainly don’t. I’ll be honest with you: it’s been nice to have human interaction between the hours of 7am and 6pm that didn’t involve going to a coffee…
 
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  • Time Off

    Laurie Ruettimann
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    I am on the road at least one day each week for 40 weeks during the year. Sometimes I speak with executives in an office or a conference room. Sometimes I speak to HR professionals in a hotel ballroom. There are times when I am on stage in front of a large audience. No matter where I am, the act of speaking is tiring. The lights! The audience! The networking! The pressure to say something that makes sense! I am not complaining. I live a charmed life, and it’s easier than working in a shabby Chinese coal mine; however, when I step off stage, I am both energized and spent in a way that is…
  • Get a Hobby (& Other Obvious Life Advice)

    Laurie Ruettimann
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    Nobody with a vibrant hobby has time to be crabby about work. Relationships are a two-way street. Your friends and colleagues are happy that you have a great job, but they have stuff to talk about, too. If you’re so smart, why aren’t you your own boss? If you are frustrated and your work isn’t appreciated, the answer isn’t to do more. It’s possible to both be happy and have a mediocre job. But if you are happy, Forbes can’t ask writers to write for free and sell advertising on those articles. Stop the insanity. Stop reading Forbes. Need I say more?  …
  • #HRTECHCONF Marketing Strategies

    Laurie Ruettimann
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    I want to hear how technology works for the HR professional in the trenches, and I have two spots available for HR Tech briefings on Wednesday. Let me know if you’re in, okay? I don’t want to talk about marketing. I know, I know, I know. It’s all about marketing. Too bad, though. I am turning down those requests. Although I worked at a marketing agency for a hot minute, no 30-minute briefing with me (or anyone else) will help solve your sales and marketing challenges. If we ever did talk about your marketing strategies, your problems would get lumped in one (or all) of…
  • HR, Coaching and Therapy-Lite®

    Laurie Ruettimann
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    Every summer, I earn money by working with human resources professionals who are on the bubble. Some of these women make it. Some find new work on their own. Some of them are asked to leave. I try not to engage in Therapy-Lite®. My coaching focuses on deliverables and outcomes. But in reviewing my notes from the summer, I can see that I am asking three types of questions of my clients. WHEN? When was the last time you worked hard? When was the last time you tried something new? When was the last time you didn’t have an answer to something? When was the last time you were quiet and…
  • Marathon Monday: Yoga Toes

    Laurie Ruettimann
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    Every summer, I belch and gag my way through Instagram and Facebook as I try to avoid pictures of your feet. For real. You are all adults, and you should stop taking photos of your feet. This includes the men, by the way. I don’t mean to buy into gender stereotypes, but most dudes have no business snapping pictures of their toes. (Even hot dudes.) I always ask myself, “What are these feet photos all about? What’s the point? Is it sexual? Is it meant to display some kind of inner beauty?” Then I throw up into a bucket and get on with my day. Since y’all have…
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    Great Leadership

  • Learn to Speak Finance and Accounting!

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    Managers need to be able to hold their own with the Bean Counters. See my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership for a handy cheat sheet for some of the most commonly used finance and accounting lingo. You could also tell a couple of accountant jokes, but that's only going to get you so far and may backfire:Why did the accountant cross the road?To bore the people on the other side.How can you tell when an accountant is extroverted?He looks at your shoes while he's talking to you instead of his own.
  • Do you Know the Difference Between a Performance Issue and a Pet Peeve?

    15 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    How would you like it if your manager told you that you were putting the toilet paper on the wrong way?Probably the same way your employees feel when you get on their case about your own personal pet peeves.Read my latest post at About.com Management and Leadership to find out the difference between a legitimate performance issue and an annoying pet peeve.
  • Not Everyone Appreciates Your Type of Appreciation

    11 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Guest post By Dr. Paul White:One of the lessons that aspiring leaders must learn is:  to be an effective leader, you have to be able to lead individuals who are different than you.  If you don’t, you will only gather and lead those who are similar to you. This, in turn, limits what you can accomplish.  You actually don’twant to lead a group of “Junior You’s”  (although the idea seems intriguing, at first.)  You may be talented but you can’t do everything, and to accomplish significant goals you need team members who are different (and even…
  • You're Just Not Strategic Enough for Me

    10 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Have you gotten that feedback? Ouch! That's almost as bad as "let's just be friends".But have no fear, you can learn to be more strategic!Read my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership to find out how. 
  • You know You're a Micromanager When....

    8 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    No manager likes to think of themselves as a "micromanager"..... yet, working for a micromanager boss is one of the most frequently reported reasons employees hate their jobs or hate their bossesTake my 20 questions quiz over at About.com Management and Leadership to find out if you're a micromanager!
 
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    The Accidental IT Leader

  • Why IT Managers Need To Build Teams That All Generations Want To Work On

    drjim
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    A good IT team has someone from each generation on itImage Credit IT managers dread the day that they have to manage certain generations – we don’t have the IT manager skills to deal with this situation. Whatever generation the IT manager belongs to should be easy to manage – they know how that generation thinks. It’s all the other generations that cause the problems. However, it turns out that what we need to be doing is building teams that are open to all generations. Just exactly how are we supposed to go about doing that? How We Like To Communicate As an IT manager one of…
  • How IT Managers Can Deal With Bad Bosses

    drjim
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Oh, oh – what’s an IT manager to do when they have a bad boss?Image Credit In a perfect world, we’d all work for the best boss ever. They would provide us with the support and resources that we needed to do our job and they’d always have time to talk with us about whatever happened to be on our minds. The reality of the world is that all too often we find ourselves working for a bad boss who may have no IT manager skills. Is it “career over” or is there something that we can do about this? Having “The Talk” The simplest and most direct way to…
  • What IT Managers Need To Know About Job Opportunities In The Federal Sector

    drjim
    10 Sep 2014 | 6:39 pm
    One of the responsibilities that we have as IT managers is to teach others about where they can find good jobs — IT jobs and others. As kids go back to college this fall, it’s the perfect time to open their eyes to the job opportunities in the federal sector. We all know how hard it is now to find a good job after graduation, yet the federal workforce is in need of bright, young lawyers, engineers, scientists, enforcement officers, and more! Check out the National Treasury Employee’s Union (NTEU) president’s tips on how to help your child prepare for and land a job in federal…
  • 4 Tips For How IT Managers Can Talk With Their Managers

    drjim
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    IT managers need to know how to communicate with their managementImage Credit So here’s an interesting question for you, what is the most important conversation that you’ll have as an IT manager? It turns out that the answer to this question is the conversation(s) that you’ll have with your management. If we can all agree that these are important, the next question is just exactly what you can do in order to make sure that these conversations turn out successfully for you? 4 Ways To Have A Good Conversation With Your Manager The first thing that you have to realize about…
  • How Should IT Managers Deal With Their Management?

    drjim
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    How an IT manager deals with superiors will impact his / her careerImage Credit I’m not sure if there was ever a time where IT managers would blindly follow what their management told them to do, but if there were, then those days are now long gone. We live in an age where everyone, including IT managers, question everything that they are told to do. Given this, how are you as an IT manager supposed to deal with your management? What Kind Of Loyalty Is The Company Looking For From You? The fact that your company promoted you into an IT manger position means that they trust you to…
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    Mary Elizabeth Bradford - The Career Artisan

  • Interview Strategies: How to Become a Job Offer Magnet

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:26 am
    Do you think selling yourself in a job interview is “selling out?” I hear this from clients from time to time: “I hate the idea of marketing to prospective employers. I am just me. I shouldn’t have to ‘sell myself’ to get a job!” I think the problem is that our definition of marketing conjures […]
  • Growth Industries USA

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:14 pm
    US private job growth slows, but services sector bullish Reuters A subindex of service industry jobs showed strong growth for the sixth … The Commerce Department said the U.S. trade deficit fell 0.6 percent to $40.5 … WRAPUP 3-US private job growth slows, but services sector bullish – Reuters   ZTE Hosts President Carter as China-US […]
  • US Markets that are Growing – Healthcare, Technology, Manufacturing and More!

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    11 Sep 2014 | 2:05 pm
    I hosted an amazing call last week on how to tap into the hidden job market. I would LOVE to get this information into your hands, because it has the power to change your life. No joke. And it is easier than you think! The information is immediately accessible online. Learn more here. When you […]
  • 5 Tips to Develop Your List of Target Companies

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:52 am
    Have you been exploring alternatives to traditional job search methods? If you have, congratulations! You are on your way to greatly increasing your results and response rates! I believe you will find this does wonders, not only for reaching your job search goals, but also in keeping up your excitement and confidence in the process. […]
  • 4 Things You Must Know if You are Using the Internet to Find Your Next Career Opportunity

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    When I talk with new clients, one thing I almost always hear in our first conversation is that they have been sending out countless resumes over the internet with nearly zero response from potential employers. The internet can be a successful way to find jobs, but if you do it wrong, you can find yourself […]
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    CAREEREALISM.com

  • Revealed: My Millionaire Boss’s Secret To Meeting Richard Branson

    Ryan Niessen
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:25 pm
    “I now officially know someone who has hung out with Richard Branson on his private island!” I exclaimed to my girlfriend over phone. Related: How I Got An Internship With A Millionaire “That’s great,” she replied. “No, but seriously… that’s my dream!” Imagine hanging out on a private, paradise island with one of the coolest (and wealthiest) men in the world… Relaxing on the beach, playing tennis, waterskiing… Sounds amazing, right? Don’t worry, after I filled my girlfriend (now wife) in on what there was to do there, she was just as excited as me. Now, in my last…
  • Why Feedback Will Help Your Professional Development

    Andy Robinson
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Feedback, in the world of business, is the breakfast of champions. Feedback “feeds” us – it’s at the top of the food pyramid for learning and professional development. Related: 3 Steps To Create Your Own Career Development Plan How often do you ASK for feedback? Feedback can be humbling, it can be eye-opening, and it can bring awareness to us of things that we’re simply “blind” to… but if we don’t ask for it, we usually don’t receive it - particularly the constructive form. Many or most people will give us positive feedback, but…
  • What Employers Want (And Don’t Want) In Your Resume

    Robin Schlinger
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    You are struggling to understand what employers want in a resume: What will make them take notice? Related: The Worst Resume Advice I’ve EVER Heard In many ways, what you leave out is just as important as what you leave in. What They DO Want Employers and recruiters welcome a resume that shows: You have the skills to handle the job. You will contribute something in addition to skills, as demonstrated by achievements at your current job (“chosen employee of the month,” “saved company $1,500 in recycle costs”), volunteer work and work-related courses. You take pride in your work,…
  • The World’s Top 5 Most Unusual & Dangerous Careers

    Ashleigh Harman
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:47 pm
    Many of us often take for granted the comfort and safety of office work, but you might change your minds about the luxury of an office chair when you see Crofton Injury Claim’s list of the most unusual and dangerous careers in the world. Related: 5 Exciting Career Moves That Will Change Your Life The chosen five have beaten fire fighters, stunt men, high rise window cleaners, and mill workers to claim their position as the World’s most dangerous careers. The winners are varied; some prove the unpredictability of working with animals while others illustrate the dangers of battling nature…
  • 10 Places To Promote Your LinkedIn Profile

    Cheryl Simpson
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Think of your LinkedIn profile as the hub of your online identity. All of your online content should lead to your profile, and your profile’s purpose is to guide readers to call you or request your resume. Related: 7 Reasons Why You Need A LinkedIn Routine – Employed Or Not When you think of your LinkedIn profile this way, you’ll see why it’s critical to secure a custom URL for yours if you don’t already have one. You can achieve this at no cost by logging in to LinkedIn and navigating to Settings > Edit Public Profile > Create Custom URL. Once you have a custom LinkedIn URL,…
 
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    Lindsay Olson

  • Which Matters More: Your Aptitude or Your Attitude?

    Lindsay
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:23 pm
    This is a guest post by Jonathan Rick.You can tell a lot about a person from the way he emails.Who would you want to have a beer with?That question kept racing through my mind as I read the replies to a solicitation I recently sent out. The emails, which within an hour numbered more than a dozen, ranged from the pedestrian to the eloquent.I’m publishing a representative handful to correct a widespread misperception among consultants in every industry: from publicists to painters to pet-sitters, what ultimately separates the winning vendor from the runners up isn’t the quality of your…
  • 5 Reasons Your Job Search Has Failed

    Lindsay
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:13 pm
    If you’ve been looking for a new job for a while and are still coming up empty-handed, it might be due to your approach. If any of the following ring true, it’s time to change your strategy.1. You’re Not CommittedYou’re dedicated to scouring job boards and updating your resume, unless a friend invites you out for coffee. Or Game of Thrones is on. If job seeking isn’t your top priority, how can you expect to find your next position?Solution: First, ask yourself how serious you are about switching jobs. If you only look for one when your boss upsets you, it might be wiser (and easier)…
  • 6 Tips to Scoring Your First Internship

    Lindsay
    16 Jun 2014 | 8:59 am
    There’s a circular argument when it comes to getting your first job: you need experience to get a job, but you need a job to get experience. It can be frustrating for freshly graduated 20-somethings to realize employers want more experience than they’ve got.Fortunately, there is one thing you can do to gain experience before you’re ready for your first job:Intern.Internships provide you with real-world job experience, teach you valuable skills that will make you more hireable, and get your foot in the door at a company that might end up offering you a job.Here are some tips to help you…
  • Advancing Your Career through Online Education: How to Do it Right and Do it Well

    Lindsay
    30 May 2014 | 12:44 pm
    This is a post by Sam Peters, a blogger who writes about careers and online education.There are all sorts of ways to advance our careers, and for many people, receiving additional education, whether in the form of a certificate program, or full-on degree, is the best way to go about it. If you want to switch careers completely, going back to school may be absolutely necessary to get your foot in the door.While online programs once carried a stigma, they are now considered a legitimate option for getting a degree. Attending a traditional campus may not be a feasible option for many would-be…
  • Why Women Need to Toot Their Own Horns at Work

    Lindsay
    13 May 2014 | 9:54 am
    There are many statistics out there proving that, despite the fact that we live in “modern times,” women still earn less than men in comparable positions. While it’s easy to put the blame on men, women must take some of the responsibility.Part of the reason we’re earning less is because we’re often reluctant to talk about our accomplishments to our bosses. In a recent conversation on the LinkedIn group, Connect: Professional Women’s Network, Powered by Citi, women discussed the topic.Why We Don’t Talk About OurselvesWhile it’s difficult to lump all women into one…
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    CareerSolvers

  • Job Posting Translation Guide

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

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

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

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

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

  • Here’s Your Plan to Turn Your Passion Into Your Career

    Rebecca Healy
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Doing my dream job part time, still working full-time with full dread! How long did it take your confidence to make the jump? Should I set a time/deadline for myself? How do you get money to come to you? To do what you want to do because you love it and not for the money. So if someone said to you that they love to write and have always thought they were going to be a writer but found themselves always working in the Defense Industry, what would you say to them…  especially if you saw their written work and writing potential …? A lot of people want to turn what they love to do…
  • Ask Me Anything

    Rebecca Healy
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Last week I was inspired by Jess Lively, who opened her inbox to readers and runs my new favorite podcast, so I thought it would be fun and useful to do something similar – welcome to Ask Me Anything (AMA) day! This is your chance to email me directly and ask any sort of question you might have. Ask Me Anything Guidelines 1. Ask your question before tomorrow (Fri, 9/5) at 9:00 am ET. 2. Use the subject line “ASK ME ANYTHING” or “AMA.” 3. Ask your question in three sentences (or less) and I will respond back to you in three sentences (or less). If you follow these three…
  • What’s In a Name? Feminism After Marriage

    Rebecca Healy
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    I did not take the decision lightly to take my husband’s name. Many people were surprised (because here, here, here, here and here). But I have always known I would change my name, painful as it was to drop my maiden name Thorman, and its matriarchal lineage. In my family, the women are the strong ones, and my mother is very strong. Thorman was my mother’s maiden name, which she came back to after divorcing her first husband, and she never married my father, who later died too early. I was first and foremost always my mother’s daughter and always had the name Thorman. I didn’t always…
  • Don’t Trust Your To-Do List (It’s Crap)

    Rebecca Healy
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    You have the option to listen to this post: One of my productivity secrets is obsessive singular focus. Give me a task, and I’ll put my head down and get ‘er done. Ryan likes to joke that the last time we moved, he left for work from one apartment, came home to a different one, and the location was the only thing different. I’m that good. Once there is a goal in front of me, I throw everything at said goal to achieve it. That time we planned our wedding? Most big rocks were complete in 24 hours. Site redesign? Give me a weekend. Total career change? I need a month, max. One after…
  • How Much Does the Dang Thing Cost? An Honest Accounting of a Modern Wedding

    Rebecca Healy
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    This is Part 2 of talking about my recent marriage. Read Part 1, How to Get Married After a Long-Term Relationship, here. Okay, let’s preface this post right upfront: 1) “Expensive” and “cheap” are relative terms. But know that we live in Washington, DC and it’s one of the wealthiest – and most expensive – places to live in the country, so that’s where our paradigm comes from. 2) We all browse the wedding blogs and Pinterest in anticipation of the big day. As we gain inspiration, our budget gains dollar signs. During my research, I found it exasperating that no one…
 
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    TotalPicture Radio

  • Kathryn Minshew Giving a Voice to Millennials

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

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

    Peter Clayton
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Companies that are able to communicate a message that conveys what it would really be like to work there day-to-day are the ones that will stand out and attract the best talent. Unfortunately, this is difficult to do. In fact, more than half of companies surveyed in Universum's Talent Attraction Barometer listed "differentiation" as their top employer branding challenge."
  • Oracle & SAP Encircle Their On-Premise Base - A Conversation with Bill Kutik

    Peter Clayton
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Hey there's a video version of this podcast too! Visit Bill's show page in the HR Technology channel of TotalPicture Radio www.totalpicture.com. Bill Kutik is HR Technology Columnist, leading independent industry analyst - co-chair emeritus of the 17th Annual HR Technology Conference & Expo - and Host of the Bill Kutik Radio Show.
  • Karan Girotra: The Risk Driven Business Model

    Peter Clayton
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:11 am
    At a time when business model innovation is flourishing as never before, The Risk-Driven Business Model (Harvard Business Review Press) by INSEAD professors Karan Girotra and Serguei Netessine reveals how new startups and large established companies alike are designing or redesigning their business models to better tolerate risk and outpace competitors.
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    Blue Sky Resumes Blog

  • That problem in your background? It isn’t as bad as you think

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

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

    Louise Fletcher
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    It’s the interview question we all dread, but the truth is that “tell me about yourself” is actually a wonderful opportunity to take control of the interview. Here’s how …
  • Are You Too Private to be on LinkedIn?

    Louise Fletcher
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Do you shudder at the thought of posting your career history online? If so, you’re not alone. I frequently hear from people who refuse to join LinkedIn for privacy reasons. That’s your right, but you must understand the implications of this decision. By refusing to post your information on LinkedIn because of privacy concerns, you are a) opting out of the largest and most vibrant recruitment marketplace in the world and b) creating the perception that you are behind the times. Recruiters use LinkedIn more than any other tool It’s simply a fact that a huge percentage of the word’s…
  • How to beat resume screening systems: 3 easy ways to get your resume into the hands of a real human being.

    Louise Fletcher
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    What are resume screening systems and why are they bad for job seekers? Automated resume screening systems became popular during the late 1990s, into the early 2000s and now almost any sizeable company uses one. If you’ve ever uploaded your resume online, or filled in an online application form, you’ve encountered one. These screening systems remove the need for a human being to review every single resume that comes in. So for recruiters and HR folks, they’re a lifesaver. But for you, they’re a real problem. That’s because a computer can never be as good as a human at spotting the…
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    Sweet Careers Consulting

  • 5 Easy Ways to Annoy Everyone at Your New Job

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

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

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

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

    Sweet - aka Grace Kutney
    12 May 2014 | 7:05 am
    We had the opportunity to ask David Bradford, “The Bottlecap Kid”, for networking advice for college students and young professionals. His advice is practical and realistic; check it out. SC: What are practical ways for college freshmen to begin networking? David: Be curious. Ask lots of questions. Find areas of commonality. When that happens, trust forms and magic can happen. SC: How can college students, who are at the start of their careers, be “givers” in a professional relationship? David: Offer to intern for free. Ask to shadow a great professional for the day. Offer to…
 
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    Success Circuit

  • Sean Paquet – Commodore

    Michelle
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:01 am
    I often find my self drawn to up and coming musicians trying to get their names known and their music heard. I think that people often become tired of listening to the same old sound which is why some musicians struggle to disseminate their material. That cannot be said for musician Sean Paquet, his sound […]
  • Katherine Hedley- RenewalsDesk, Patent Pending!

    Michelle
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Anyone whom has ever owned a patent will know that it requires renewing on the fourth anniversary of the filing date and every year after, they would also know how expensive and time consuming the process could be. Katherine Hedley of RenewalsDesk tells us how they have made this process relatively pain free.  Could you […]
  • Tim Russ – Star Trek: Voyager’s Tuvok

    Michelle
    31 Aug 2014 | 11:47 am
    Many people have enjoyed viewing Star Trek over the years and the different extensions from the original series. One of the most loved and revered races is likely to be the Vulcans. One actor who is well versed in the Vulcan lore is Tim Russ, famed for playing Tuvok in Star Trek: Voyager but may be better known […]
  • Curt Mega – Chaos Theory: A Review

    Michelle
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    Have you ever watched everything that an actor you admire has been in and thought that every piece of their work was fabulous? I haven’t! I am actually talking about Curt Mega, an American actor who is known to Glee viewers as Warbler Nick. Although his role in Glee was not huge, he played the […]
  • Tim Wynne – The Secret Life Of A Primary School Teacher

    Michelle
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Have you ever wondered about how much you may actually know some one that you may talk to every day? How much of people’s lives do they actually allow us to see? After working with Tim Wynne for some time, I came to the realisation that there is more to this gentleman than meets the […]
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    LUCareerServices To Go

  • Lawrence Scholars in Business (LSB) Internship Reflections-Andrew Borresen

    LU Career Center
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    “How Majoring in History at LU Has Prepared Me for a Career in Sports” It’s no secret nowadays. A lot of undergrad students set out with the goal of making it in the sports business world one day. That is great! It’s just important to understand what that goal entails. Taking a larger view, sports represent just one portion of the entire entertainment industry in our country. And it just so happens that specific portion remains one of the most competitive career fields today. Thus, it doesn’t really take too long to understand the predicament that so many college graduates run into…
  • Lawrence Scholars in Business (LSB) Internship Reflections-Andrew Borresen

    LU Career Center
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    It’s been quite evident to me over the past 8 weeks just how clearly my internship experience with the NBRPA connects with my academic experience at Lawrence University. For starters, I came into the summer prepared to be active in several departments and juggle my time wisely between the many responsibilities at my site, and I believe that feeling can be attributed to the important skill I have acquired at LU: time management between three courses per term, a college basketball schedule, and the host of extracurriculars I am involved with on campus. Also, the work ethic that my Lawrence…
  • Lawrence Scholars in Business (LSB) Summer Internship Reflections-Ali Heiring

    LU Career Center
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    My work with Hurar Investment Group is one of many paths that can be pursued with a background in economics, and it is allowing me to develop hard skills in business and finance that I wouldn’t be taught during classes.  I am an economics major with a focus on sustainable development, so most of the material I study at Lawrence is economic theory and case studies, with less emphasis on basic business and technical skills.  My academic background provides a great macro-perspective for the work that I am doing with Hurar, and has provided me with a foundation of soft skills that have…
  • Conservatory² (C²) Internship Reflections-Daniel Reifsteck

    LU Career Center
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:43 am
    Well time to take a good deep breath in celebration of a crazy week. This will definitely be long because this past week was incredibly busy. Although the previous weeks were no joke either, I will only talk about the conference week otherwise this will go on for pages. The 2nd conference and 1st festival for Deep Listening is complete. The work for the past month has really paid off and the participants loved the whole experience. The whole conference started with a pre-conference workshop with Heloise Gold. Heloise is a T’ai Chi/Qu Gong instructor from Austin, Texas that has worked…
  • Lawrence Scholars in Business (LSB) Internship Reflections-Andrew Borresen

    LU Career Center
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:16 am
    Greetings again from Chicago! As I begin this brief update on my exciting internship with the National Basketball Retired Players Association, I cannot help but marvel at how quickly the first month of my summer with the association has gone. On second thought, this feeling can probably be attributed to the heavy, engaging workload that I have been assigned. I guess you could consider me a unique intern as this summer represents a rotational experience with the NBRPA, which means I am getting a wide array of experience in several departments. Thus far, I have been quite active in Operations,…
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    Dan Erwin

  • Most People Are Bad at Spotting Liars

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

    Dan Erwin
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    One thing better managers understand is that they get rewarded for what they do. Not what they plan. The Hungarian Nobel Laureate Albert Szen-Gyorti made this point in one of the greatest--and most hilarious--stories of the 20th century. The experience happened during military maneuvers early in the 20th century. The young lieutenant of a small Hungarian detachment in the Alps sent a reconnaissance unit into the icy wilderness. It began to snow immediately, snowed for 2 days, and the unit did not return. The lieutenant suffered, fearing that he had dispatched his own people to death. But on…
  • Do We Really Need Government?

    Dan Erwin
    2 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Milton Friedman once said that “If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in five years there’d be a shortage of sand.” The initial driver of this blog is a statement of similar ilk by a resident of my apartment who said that we don’t really need government--and we’d be better off without it. That’s what we’re hearing now from those of extreme Libertarian bent in Silicon Valley. But in this blog I have three objectives that both include and go beyond those simplistic and stupid responses. I intend to suggest by historical data that government is one of…
  • Nine Rules for Successful Personal Change

    Dan Erwin
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    In several  of her astute blogs, Rosabeth Kanter of Harvard Business School, writes about change and emphasizes the difficulties of what she labels the "miserable middle."  Put it this way, it isn't change that does you in, it's the transition from where you are to where you want to get to.  My clients have spoken to me often about the difficulty of their changes: getting a new boss, getting a new role, gaining new subordinates, working across different disciplines--and on and on. There are times when I think that I've lived a charmed…
  • Is Everything Actually Negotiable?

    Dan Erwin
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The research finds that far more things are negotiable than most imagine. Indeed, even though the economy is picking up, I've found that haggling is still very, very possible.  Indeed, my basic rule is that you can barter or haggle for just about anything. In today's world, where the notion of job security has become a farce, haggling provides another means for some setting aside some "f--k you money." But it's still amazing how few are willing to haggle. A few months ago I was conversing with a woman whose kids had rented a home, they thought, in one of the…
 
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    The Insider's Interview Blog

  • Sep 19, Dressing for a Job Interview

    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    When dressing for a job interview the style and colors of your clothes send a specific message to the interviewer Find out how to project the right image by selecting appropriate interview attire for the situation. Did you know, for example, that the color blue sends a message of trustworthiness and reliability? Find out more about the colors you wear and the style of clothing you choose.
  • Sep 18, The Job Offer Letter

    18 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    This sample job offer letter provides the right structure for a proper and professional offer of employment. Know what needs to be included in the offer letter and what should NOT be included.
  • Sep 17, Are you applying for a restaurant management job? This sample restaurant manager resume is the right place to start.

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    An effective restaurant manager resume clearly demonstrates your skills, strengths and accomplishments in this industry. Be ready to present yourself as a hard-working and results-driven professional.
  • Sep 16, Interview Closing Tips and Techniques

    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Use the interview closing tips to leave a lasting impression with the potential employer. Stand out from the competition with a strong close to your job interview.
  • Sep 15, Cashier Resume Sample

    15 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    Easy-to-adapt cashier resume sample that highlights your skills and strengths as they relate to the cashier job opportunity. Grab the reader's attention with these sample resume objectives and present your information in a professional format.
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    thehiringsite.careerbuilder.com

  • Recruiter Spotlight: Meet Diane Lewczyk of Phillips Staffing

    Deanna Hartley
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:01 am
    Welcome to Recruiter Spotlight, where each month CareerBuilder recognizes recruiters who set themselves apart by going above and beyond to advance the field. Meet our featured professional this month: Diane Lewczyk of Phillips Staffing, a provider of staffing and recruiting services and solutions. Her patience and listening skills help her better understand both the candidate’s and the company’s needs and in turn facilitate a great match. What makes you a unique recruiter among others with similar skills? I am a very good listener when it comes to working with my clients…
  • Twitter Chat: What Defines a Great Talent Advisor?

    Laurie Ruettimann
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    HR professionals around the globe are fortunate enough to sit at the intersection of work, power, politics and money. They are responsible for solving complex problems and providing ongoing guidance and support to executives, managers and employees. Human resources leaders are excited about embracing their new role as Talent Advisors — someone who takes a proactive, strategic role in the organization’s talent management needs. With all of that great momentum, HR still fails to earn the respect it so rightfully deserves. How do we change that? What does it mean to be a great Talent…
  • Did a Former Google Exec Just Smash the Glass Ceiling?

    Deanna Hartley
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Earlier this month, The White House announced that the next chief technology officer of the U.S. would be none other than Megan Smith, a former Google exec who is no stranger to Silicon Valley. While Smith is set to become only the third CTO to represent the U.S. government — a position created by President Obama — what has got tongues wagging is the fact that she’ll be the first woman to do so and one of the most powerful women in technology in the country. While women continue to lag behind in numbers in STEM fields, it should come as no surprise that young women are more…
  • Celebrate National Staffing Employee Week Like a Boss

    Mary Lorenz
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Pumpkin spice lattes for everyone: It’s officially the start of National Staffing Employee Week! (Shouldn’t every week be national staffing employee week, though?) All week long, from September 15 through September 21, the American Staffing Association is paying tribute to the millions of temporary and contract employees who are employed by staffing firms every business day. According to the ASA, these individuals are the “stars of our nation’s work force,” helping businesses fulfill needs in nearly every occupational sector, and 79 percent of them work full-time (35 hours or…
  • The 10 Best Metros for New College Graduates

    Mary Lorenz
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    New college graduates don’t have it easy today. Finding a new job is never a trip to Six Flags, but for individuals only beginning their job search – in a still-recovering job market – finding gainful employment can feel like torture. Simply knowing where to start is half the battle. Thanks to new research from EMSI, a CareerBuilder company, that part of the equation is now a little bit easier: New findings published in CityLab reveal the best new places for college graduates to look for jobs For its research, EMSI looked at roughly 320 occupations requiring post-secondary…
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    Harrison Barnes

  • 21 Pieces of Career Advice No One Ever Gives You

    Harrison Barnes
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:40 pm
    1. Your Attitude is Just as Important as the Quality of Your Work   In most organizations, there are various people who have a negative impression of the organization or, for whatever reason, do not like the management. There are also people who may have no problem with the organization but who, for whatever reason, get angry when they are being assigned additional tasks, or do not act enthusiastic and have a bad attitude. Most healthy organizations will generally not advance these people and, in many cases, try and force them out the door. The saying “one bad apple can spoil the…
  • External Sources and False Conflict

    Harrison Barnes
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:20 am
    When I was growing up, I always noticed a fascinating thing with my elder stepsister and many of the girls I knew. As I grew older, I saw my girlfriends repeat this pattern. Once a girl would get a boyfriend, and as the girl started spending less time with her friends, her friends would eventually instigate some kind of conflict between the girl and her boyfriend. They might call her with a negative rumor, or they would fish for negative information about the boy and pass it along. They would inevitably find reasons to criticize the boy and would create some sort of problem. Her friends would…
  • Play Each Day Like it is Your Most Important

    Harrison Barnes
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Most people never do their work the best way they can. To be successful you need to make every single day at work, every single interview, and every single job you apply for the most important one ever. I want to propose to you a relationship with your work that is one of love, improvement, and embracing everything that you do. Embracing your work is the only way to continually move ahead and to stand out among all of the people out there who are also competing for the life that you want. There is a reason for maintaining this philosophy: the better you perform each task, the more you will…
  • Being Able to Start from Scratch Is a Gift

    Harrison Barnes
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    One of the hardest things for any of us to do is to relearn something and become infinitely better at it the next time around. Few of us ever allow ourselves to do this because we are in a comfort zone, which often does not allow us to move, improve, and change. People are motivated primarily by two things, pain and pleasure. The desire to avoid pain is very strong and keeps most of us from going outside this comfort zone. When I was around 14 years old, I was exceptionally good at tennis. I was on the tennis team at a private school my parents managed to send me to, and I always played…
  • How to Choose a Recruiter Based on Recruiting Style

    Harrison Barnes
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    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…
 
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    WorkingKind

  • Most attractive employers: BMW and baby shampoo maker

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:57 am
    By Vickie Elmer BMW, which markets its cars as ‘The Ultimate Driving Machine’ has been selected as the ultimate place workers would like to park their...
  • What to take from summer into fall

    admin
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:37 am
    By Vickie Elmer With Labor Day and the fall equinox just ahead, summer is slipping away from us and fall’s busier and more energetic season...
  • What women could learn from Burning Man

    admin
    29 Aug 2014 | 8:17 am
    By Vickie Elmer Naked men twirling fire and naked women dancing.  Castles and costumes, pirates drinking tequila and bicycles decked in neon lights. Strangers wandering...
  • The full platter approach

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
      “When you have a full plate, get a platter.” -Rev. Argentina Glasgow   I heard this quote from a woman who was asked to...
  • Boomerang: Questions before you return to an employer

    admin
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:57 am
    By Vickie Elmer Steve Jobs returned back to Apple, the company he co-founded. So did Howard Schultz at Starbucks. – as well as many others in...
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    careerdoctor.org

  • Helping Her Sister Out of Career Limbo

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

    Randall
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Lisa writes: I will graduate in a year with my BA in accounting. Although I have very light experience in the field, and I ensure employers that I am willing to work in an entry-level position to prove my eagerness to gain hands-on experience I have not gotten a response. I have tried to search for any type of position in accounting, but once I tell them that I am a college student attending evening classes, they dismiss me as though they have no longer have a need for filling the position. I am becoming very frustrated and need to know how to go about find a job that can really give me some…
  • Should She Take a Survival Job?

    Randall
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    Kristy writes: What is your advice/opinion on taking a “survival” job? – one that will help pay bills, but doesn’t further your career or personal goals. The Career Doctor responds: Obviously, if you are on the brink of losing your car, house, or apartment, or not being able to pay your bills, then the decision is really already made for you – take the survival job while still searching for one in your career field. Just remember to carve out enough time in your day to continue your job search in earnest. How will employers view your survival job? In one of two…
  • Why Isn’t Career Counseling Working for Me?

    adminCD
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    A Guest Post by Nisa Chitakasem You’ve been working with a career counselor for a while, but you aren’t seeing any results. With each passing session you feel like you’re wasting a lot of time and money. You’re not moving forward in your career and you’re wondering why this relationship isn’t everything you thought it would be. Too often we turn up to see a life/career coach and we expect everything to be automatically wonderful. Did we even stop to think about what we wanted out of the sessions or why we were going in the first place? You must be clear on…
  • Career Change from Factory Worker to Real Estate

    Randall
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Johannah writes: I am 46 and thinking of changing my job from factory worker to real estate. I am currently taking a class for real estate. and have been offered jobs by two people. I am presently working where I have insurance and medical benefits. Do you think I should take benefits into consideration for the amount of money I should ask for? I won’t be able to get commission until I get my licenses. Do they usually offer benefits to people who plan to be a licensed salesperson in real estate? I am not sure just what to expect and what I should beware of. I had asked for part-time,…
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    Quintessential Resumes & Cover Letters Blog

  • Know How to Craft a Resume? Test Your Knowledge Here

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

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

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

    adminQRCL
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    Accomplishments is one of the topics we post about most often.  It’s that important. Too many job-seekers still don’t understand that duties and responsibilities in resumes, cover letters and interviews are not persuasive to employers; achievements, results, and metrics (whenever possible) are what sells. I recently graded resumes submitted by my college students, who were all adults. Most of them framed their professional experiences in terms of duties and responsibilities, often copying and pasting their current job descriptions wholesale. The job description is the minimum. Employers…
  • Time to Start Thinking About Updating Your Resume – And Avoiding Common Mistakes

    adminQRCL
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    Update Your Resume Month isn’t until September, but as Laura DeCarlo, president of the organization that founded the month, notes: “It’s far too easy to wait to update the resume. But, then when it is needed, the individual is left scrambling to remember all the accomplishments, accolades, and training that need to be added. Instead, plan to spend time at least once a year on an update while the knowledge is fresh.” To that end, the organization, Career Directors International (CDI) shares these four major mistakes that should be avoided when writing or updating the resume.
 
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    Movin' On Up

  • Green Is In: How To Ask for a Raise

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The top fashion color for 2014 may still be Radiant Orchid according to Pantone, but green accessories are also in style this fall, especially the kind that fill up your wallet or purse. And with the start of the fourth quarter and end of the year drawing near, now could be a good time to consider asking for a raise. This can undoubtedly be an intimidating task, so here are three steps to prepare you for taking the next step. 1. Consider the timing. Timing is everything, particularly when it comes to asking for a salary increase. So, think about if right now is the optimum time to discuss the…
  • 2014 Holiday Hiring Starts Now! Why Job Seekers Should Take Notice

    admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s the time of year when companies everywhere start gearing up for the holidays by hiring seasonal workers. From the retail industry to hospitality and manufacturing, employers are stocking up on good employees who can help get them through one of the busiest seasons of the year. Macy’s for example, has a website decked with holiday job opportunities, inviting jobseekers to “Be a part of the Magic.” And, just this week, the United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) announced plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal employees, nearly double the amount they hired in 2013. Seasonal Jobs Really Can…
  • This Week is National Staffing Employee Week

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    National Staffing Employee Week is Sept. 15-21 and we want to show our appreciation for the 3 million men and women who make up the temporary and contract workforce in the United States every week, and especially the more than 400,000 people who work for Express every year. You might think that only a small percentage of U.S. workers are temporary or contract workers. But, that’s not the case. In fact, according to the American Staffing Association (ASA), 11 million workers are hired by U.S. staffing firms during the course of a year. The Benefits of Being a Temporary Worker Being employed…
  • Three Skills You Need to Land Your Next Job

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’ve experienced struggles and rejection during your job search, you may feel like you’ll never be able to understand what employers are looking for in job applicants. Thankfully, new survey results reveal the top three hard skills that hiring managers believe candidates should posess. Rather than “soft” skills like etiquette, communication, and time management, hard skills are teachable abilities or skill sets that can be measured, like typing speed or proficiency in computer programming. In a survey of 115 Express Employment Professionals offices, the three most important hard…
  • Touch Down! 4 Game-Changing Career Moves

    admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    With fall comes one of the most beloved American pastimes – football! Beyond the joys of tailgating, catching up on your Fantasy Football team, or getting together for chilly games, football can also teach us a lot about business success. What we learn from one of America’s favorite sports demonstrates that serious training, making plays in overtime, and judging strategy are as easily applied to your career as it is on the 50-yard line. So suit up, put your game face on, and check out these tips on how to apply football strategies to your career advancement. 1. Change Strategies Mid-Game…
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    Executive Resume Services

  • Executive Job Search– Not For The Faint Of Heart

    Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:34 am
    Searching for executive jobs in today’s world can be tougher than ever. It’s imperative that executive-level job seekers stand out from their competition and prove to their potential employer that they offer a high return on investment. To do this, job seekers 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. If you are a part of the executive job hunt remember that personal branding is important to strategically position you ahead of the crowd. It…
  • Reputation Management And Your Career

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    Sometimes the idea of “Reputation Management” seems like a big business thing, but each one of us has a reputation, right? Your reputation is not based on who you actually are or what you actually do. Reputations are what other people say you do and who they think you are based on what is being said. Why Are Reputations So Important? Reputations are important because they either limit us or allow us to grow. A reputation for always doing a good job is going to be pretty helpful when a prospective employer checks your references, but if you never finish what you start, that may be…
  • Before You Change Jobs, Do This!

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    There’s something that can cut deep into the benefit of changing jobs. Before you actually look for new employment, make sure you understand the benefits you currently have, like health insurance, and how those will be affected. Health insurance is a complicated thing so you have to be aware of how a job change changes your status. In a recent survey, almost a quarter of the respondents said that their insurance benefits and out-of-pocket expenses worsened their financial situation more than anticipated. That survey is cited in an article at the NAIC (National Association of Insurance…
  • Changing Seasons Means Revamped Strategies

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    Well, it’s happened again. The relentless wheel of history has rolled into another season, and that’s actually a pretty positive thing because every new season is a great reason to look at what you are doing, decide what needs to change, and set some strategic goals that will get you where you want to be. Look At What You Are Doing It doesn’t matter if we are talking about your job search, your workplace, or the balance between your home and career. Everyone needs to look at what they are currently doing and see the good points along with the bad. Write it down and celebrate…
  • 5 Tips For Updating Your LinkedIn Profile

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    LinkedIn is one of the most important places to have an online presence because it is currently the top networking site for professionals of many industries. This is where a potential employer will look you up to see if you are a good fit for the job opening and where many people find the connections that bring them a career. It’s a very valuable resource and worth taking the time to make sure your LinkedIn profile is complete and contemporary. If your profile is out of date or incomplete, how is being on this vital networking site doing you any good? In fact, an out of date, incomplete…
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    Mystic Madness

  • Cartoon Games

    admin22
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    Several years back, cartoons were considered to be fun only to the young ones. Today, it is not strange to find an adult following cartoon programmes to the very latter. It is also a fact that cartoon games are today more popular than yesterday. Their popularity is increasing in both the kids and adults alike.  The popularity of these games can be the reason as to why there are very mane cartoon game sites, arcade sites, cartoon network among many more. A great wealth of information and ideas does exist in the internet in relation to cartoon games that you can either buy or even play…
  • Driving Games

    admin22
    18 Sep 2014 | 9:08 pm
    Due to the advancement in technology, almost everything can be done on the internet today. This includes all forms of games and amusements. Games are also categorized in to different categories starting from the driving games, adventure games, puzzle games, cartoon games, Japanese games among many more. The popularity of the driving games is constantly improving because of how interesting they are. Most of them have also been designed in a way that shows a storyline. Several driving games are also combined with adventure making them among the best blend of action games. It is also very easy…
  • Adventure Games

    admin22
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:30 am
    Games are a perfect way of relaxing one’s mind and muscles. Playing these games is also one of the most popular pastimes today. Having these in mind, there are several types of games that you can explore. Adventure games have been popular for a long time and you can just decide to choose from that. However, for a long time, the likes of Pacman, Tetris and classic pong used to be the only popular adventure games. Today, adventure games are not limited to the above mentioned games but several other options exist. The Role Playing and the Shooting Adventure and others have emerged thereby…
  • What You Should Know about Action Games

    admin22
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:52 am
    Have you ever been in a thrilling experience while playing a game? If not, the experience you will get in playing some of the best action games is the same as that experience you will get when watching a good action movie. You need not to go to a theme park or to the theatre to have a roller coaster excitement. Playing action games will give you the best experiences as you become excited at the comfort of your own home. The popularity of playing games is increasing throughout the generations. There is a constant increase in the number of the people who are playing these games. Previously, few…
  • Choosing Protein Powder

    admin22
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:23 am
    Protein is one of the essential food nutrients that contribute greatly for the general well being of the body. It does a lot of functions in the body. It is an immune system booster. If you are looking to lose weight, you should consider taking protein powder because it helps in fat loss. It does not just help in the repair of body tissue, it also helps in the building of muscle mass. Proteins also contribute for your general well being. From the above, you can see how important this all important food substance is. Though the body has the capacity to make its protein in the liver, it may not…
 
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    Ask The Headhunter

  • Gotcha! Get job offer concessions in writing!

    Nick Corcodilos
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:19 pm
    In the September 16, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job seeker tries to finesse a good job offer: I just received a fantastic offer from a growing company that comes with a huge salary increase. I have a few days to decide while they conduct a background check and will enter negotiations once the […]
  • A stupid interview question to ask a woman

    Nick Corcodilos
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:45 pm
    In the September 9, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job seeker wonders why male interviewers ask about her spouse: I am looking for a job that is a greater challenge and I’ve been making the rounds with the recruiters in my industry. So far, of three male recruiters and three male interviewers I have […]
  • Can I trust Glassdoor reviews?

    Nick Corcodilos
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:44 am
    In the September 2, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a burned employee sparks controversy about anonymous employer “reviews” on Glassdoor.com: Have you ever written about Glassdoor reviews? Based in part on positive reviews I read about a start-up company on Glassdoor, I accepted a job. This company was nothing like it presented itself to be. It […]
  • Resume Blasphemy

    Nick Corcodilos
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    In the August 26, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job seeker asks whether I’m serious about the Working Resume: I recently stumbled upon your website and found it most useful. Thank you for sharing your insights and advice. I am starting to implement them in my job search. With respect to the Working Resume […]
  • How and when to reject a job interview

    Nick Corcodilos
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    When I answer readers’ questions, we don’t usually learn about the outcome. In this week’s edition, a reader follows up and we see what happens when someone takes my advice. In the August 19, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job seeker interviews an employer before the interview: I have been invited to interview for […]
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  • Don’t Know How to Write a Good Resume? Ask for Help!

    Perry Newman
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Knowing what I do for a living, I was recently approached by someone that just finished reading Think Like A Freak, the latest book by bestselling authors Levitt and Dubner, and asked my opinion on an intriguing question posed in the book; What are the 3 hardest words to say in the English language? After [...] The post Don’t Know How to Write a Good Resume? Ask for Help! appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • Effective Leadership of Introverts: 7 Things for Leaders to Know

    Dorothy Tannahill-Moran
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Leaders come in every personality type from Introvert to Extravert and all sorts of other flavors. One truth of effective leadership is that a good leader has to know is how to bring out the best in each person they are responsible for leading. It’s not always easy to know how to interact with some [...] The post Effective Leadership of Introverts: 7 Things for Leaders to Know appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • Are Networking Business Cards Essential for Job Seekers?

    Harry Urschel
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Job seekers are constantly told they have to network for an effective job search. That is true, and yet so many people don’t do it… or when they do, they do it poorly. There is plenty written on this site and so many others about how to become a better job search networker. One aspect [...] The post Are Networking Business Cards Essential for Job Seekers? appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • Recruiter Reveals 9 Salary Negotiation Strategies

    Margaret Buj
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Here’s a little secret you might not know: Employers hardly ever make their best offer first, and candidates who understand effective salary negotiation strategies generally earn more than those who don’t. Also – very often people who at least attempt to ask for a higher salary are perceived more positively, since they are demonstrating the [...] The post Recruiter Reveals 9 Salary Negotiation Strategies appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • LinkedIn SEO: How to Find Keywords for Your LinkedIn Profile

    Joshua Waldman
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    I’m often asked, “Well, I know I need keywords in my Linkedin profile for LinkedIn SEO optimization, but how do I know what keywords to use?” Here is a simple list of some great places to begin growing your keyword list for your LinkedIn and other social media profiles. Use Your Brain I’m not being [...] The post LinkedIn SEO: How to Find Keywords for Your LinkedIn Profile appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
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    Career Sherpa

  • 5 Tips To Stand Out In Job Search

    Hannah Morgan
    15 Sep 2014 | 2:46 am
    Have you submitted your resume to hundreds of jobs and gotten no response? Maybe you’ve tried networking and are disappointed in the lack of leads that ensued. There is nothing more frustrating than the rejection and indifference experienced during a job search. The following ideas may just help you stand out in your job search and get the attention you want. These are geared toward job seekers who are ready, willing and able to put in the extra effort to secure a job and who are not afraid to try new strategies… and be memorable. 1. Show your creativity Create an infographic…
  • Summary Sunday: Turbocharge Your Job Search

    Hannah Morgan
    14 Sep 2014 | 4:06 am
    Can I tell you how much I love sharing information?! There is a lot of junk out there, but there are also gems. Each week, I share here some of my favorite articles. They struck me as important, insightful or valuable in some way! LinkedIn Publishing Success on OKDork post by Paul Shapiro If you are thinking about using LinkedIn’s publisher feature (and I recommend you do!) This post describes the findings from analyzing 3,000 of the most popular LinkedIn posts. The findings may surprise you and give you ideas for writing your own!   The Biggest Job Search Mistakes Most New Grads…
  • 6 Job Search Trends 2014 Style

    Hannah Morgan
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:28 am
    Are you up on the latest job search trends? In order to “win” at this game, you have to know how to play. How To Score Your Next Job We’ve welcomed a few new players to the job search field. Today’s job seekers have more resources to help draw out the Xs and Os than ever before. The wealth of online resources and social platforms can help you break free from getting caught up in zone defense and look out on all sides. Social networking, employee referrals, and even mobile devices are now helping job seekers bolt past the competition and score their dream jobs. The…
  • Get the Most from LinkedIn and SlideShare

    Hannah Morgan
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:28 am
    LinkedIn and SlideShare are two of the most important tools in your job search toolbox! You have probably heard how important it is to establish an online presence to improve your search. (I write about claiming your digital terrain a lot!) Why is an online presence important? Because increasingly, recruiters are searching the Internet and social networks to source candidates! 94% of recruiters use or plan to use social networks to recruit- Jobvite 2014. Or a more conservative number, 43% of employers are using social networks to research candidates- CareerBuilder 2014. Either way, the…
  • Summary Sunday: Get Networking

    Hannah Morgan
    7 Sep 2014 | 2:18 am
    Show of virtual hands…how many of you love to network? You can’t wait to wake up early to meet that referral to talk about their company and get advice, just hoping there will be an opportunity to interject your quest for a new job. Or maybe you’re all excited to put on that suit that’s been gathering dust mites and head out to an evening with sweaty-palmed job seekers to commiserate about your job search. Yeah, I know. It stinks. I pretty much dread having to meet new people. It stresses me out and certainly puts me in a ‘dis-comfort zone.’ But you have to…
 
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  • What if wasted time isn’t wasted? A book recommendation

    michaelpollock
    19 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    When in need of a momentary diversion I have been clicking a link to xkcd.com where Randall Munroe provides me with a smart daily cartoon inspired by math, science and our basic humanity. They make me feel smart and make me smile and usually inspire some lateral thinking. I commended it to a friend recently saying that it was a smart time waster. In reply I got “smart time waster #oxymoron” That would be an oxymoron like bug-free software, working vacation. Nice. Now Munroe has published a book of his “Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions.” I showed up…
  • Want to get paid more? Read this.

    michaelpollock
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Negotiating for a fee or a raise is one of the most challenging issues for a creative person. We consider it a validation of our worth and we know that we want more of it and that hirers will always want to pay us less – that is the natural tension of the marketplace. But we are often at a loss as to how to talk about the value we place on our own talent. We never really know how much our efforts will be worth to the employer and indeed they are not probably thinking like that – their negotiator probably has a budget for you which may have nothing at all to do with what return they expect…
  • Musing on HR, Humanity, Employees and Customers

    michaelpollock
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:46 am
    I cringed the first time I saw an office door labeled Human Capital. What is that?” I asked – “Oh that used to be HR – but this is much better.” Well I discovered that it is a way of thinking that “perceives people as assets whose current value can be measured and whose future value can be enhanced through investment.” That’s people we are talking about. Human beings like you and me. Do you want to be thought of as an asset? Didn’t the Civil War sort that out? Sure you’d like your future to be invested in – but what about your value-to-you? Is that the same as your value…
  • I was a millennial before I was a boomer

    michaelpollock
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:24 am
    People keep talking about the challenges of managing millennials. What is that about? I don’t get it. I guess it is an outcome of all the demographic over-thinking and categorization that marketers have been enthralled with for so long. I want to say that there is no-one who is a millennial. There are just people in the wide and wonderful range of humanity who maybe happen to fall into an age group some of whom grew up with Playstation. But really – when you are managing a business – especially a creative business – surely you are not thinking about your employees in terms of some…
  • Installations in Scotland: A chocolate room and weeping girls

    michaelpollock
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    In July we went for a walk in a woodland park near Edinburgh, Scotland.  The beautiful natural setting is home to a collection of site-specific sculptures created by major artists including Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley and Ian Hamilton Finlay.The works are serious, conceptual, and each is sited in contextual relevance to its particular position among the trees. There is a tiny walled cemetery, a 50 foot shotgun leaning on a tree, there are rocks balancing in trees, a group of weeping girls by Laura Ford (one is pictured), a subterranean amethyst-lined cell and a massive earthwork of swirls…
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    Undercover Recruiter

  • What Benefits Do Employees Really Want?

    guest
    19 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    A new trend that’s been hitting the workplace in recent years is extreme employment perks. From in-house yoga classes to free lunch, companies in many industries are going above and beyond when it comes to providing employee incentives. However, these perks don’t come cheap. Some professionals wonder whether extreme incentives are being provided at the […] What Benefits Do Employees Really Want? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • Anatomy of an Effective Social Media Hiring Strategy

    guest
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    Smart companies know that one of the best ways to connect with candidates is to go where they are: on social networks. However, just being present on these networks isn’t enough. Companies need to optimise their social media presence and their brand reputation with prospective employees. This means you need to engage candidates with content […] Anatomy of an Effective Social Media Hiring Strategy Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • Why You Don’t Need That Dream Job to Succeed

    guest
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    If you’ve applied for your dream job and subsequently experienced the blow of a rejection, you may feel that you’ve blown your big chance for success. But this needn’t be the case at all! Read on for our guide to picking yourself up and re-setting your enthusiasm for the next step! Success can be measured […] Why You Don’t Need That Dream Job to Succeed Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • Networking Made Easy or Easier

    Hannah Morgan
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    You know you should be networking. You’ve heard most people land jobs this way, and yet, you dread it, avoid it or give up when you don’t get the results you are looking for. If these are your feelings toward networking, you aren’t alone. Most people dislike networking, however, your career success is dependent on […] Networking Made Easy or Easier Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • Top 7 LinkedIn Profile Pictures You Should NEVER Use #WisdomWednesday

    guest
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    We've all seen the really bad LinkedIn profile images and we kind of know what to avoid.... Or do we? Here is a list of seven pictures that must never be used on your LinkedIn profile:   1. Grainy or Pixelated   A picture that is grainy in any way is not only annoying, it just looks bad. This happens when you don’t have enough light to take the picture, so it gives off kind of a dark unprofessional vibe. You want the image to be completely clear. Also, don’t crop an image of yourself out of a photo and resize it to the extent that it becomes pixilated. It is difficult for people…
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    Resume Writing Services

  • The Five Types of Cover Letters That Work

    Martin Buckland
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    When clients ask me the difference between a resume and a cover letter, I explain that a cover letter takes you from today forwards, while a resume takes you from today backwards. Neither get you the job; they get you the interview. There are five types of cover letters you must learn how to write effectively: Reply to an advert or job posting. If you’re replying to an advert, you should be pretty close to having all the specified credentials and skills. In the first few lines, tell the reader three essential things: why you are the perfect candidate, why you are intrigued by this job, and…
  • Don’t Let Your Body Language Destroy The Interview

    Martin Buckland
    10 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Congratulations! You submitted a compelling resume and secured an in-person job interview. The next step in your job search journey is to ensure the message relayed by your body language does not distract from the career message shared in your resume. © gstockstudio – Fotolia.com The folks at The Undercover Recruiter shared an infographic displaying the process interviewers use to assess a potential hire. Thirty-three percent of the 2,000 leadership respondents indicated they make a hiring decision within the first 90 seconds of an interview. The research further documented the…
  • Executive Job Interview Techniques for Telephone and Skype

    Martin Buckland
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    More companies and executive recruiters are conducting job interviews via telephone and Skype these days. This can be much more cost effective and convenient, particularly if the candidate lives in a different location. © apops – Fotolia.com The benefit of Skype over the telephone is that it allows for video conferencing, so a hiring manager or recruiter can observe you as you respond to questions – your mannerisms, gestures, facial expressions, and other body language. Skype is widely used in the executive search world, making it crucial for everybody, especially senior executives,…
  • 8 Questions to Answer Before Launching Your Fall Job Search

    Martin Buckland
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Were you one of the job seekers who suspended their job search for the summer and are now about to resume your quest – along with 70% of your competition? While employers continue to hire during the summer months, a fall job search is filled with activity as more candidates compete for fewer jobs. © srdjan111 – Fotolia.com Employer recruitment campaigns, career fairs, and in-person and online networking provide numerous opportunities to uncover your next career challenge, but you need to prepare for success. What messages do your current resume and online profiles portray? Do they…
  • Keeping in Touch With Your Key Networking Contacts

    Martin Buckland
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Key influencers like recruiters, career coaches, and peers don’t just want to know you when you’ve been terminated and you’re feeling desperate to pick up the pieces. They also want to know you when you’re having fun and delivering career successes. © peshkova – Fotolia.com A cardinal sin of career management is failing to maintain frequent communication with the people you’ve networked and built relationships with during your career transition. In that stage, if you’re following my job search recommendations, you’re building your database by meeting two to three new…
 
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    jobs, employment in USA - Careerjet

  • Attendant-Housekeeping

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Marriott - Arlington, TX - Attendant-Housekeeping Attendant-HousekeepingWe make stories like this possible every day. Whether were helping a budding chef create a favorite meal, or an anxious dad find a camera full of memories, were proud to welcome our guests to a home away from home. Because at The Ritz-...
  • Financial Controller

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Michael Page Finance - Darlington County, SC - County Durham - You will be responsible for all insuring compliance with strict financial controls.You will have responsibility for a finance team and will offer financial support to all staff on site. Other responsibilities include weekly cashflow forecasting, monthly balance sheet/P&L forecast...
  • PROCESS & SALES SUPPORT ENGINEER

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    HUDSON - Arkansas - Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Brussels - A challenging job in a strong Belgian company with a clear international-minded vision and a constant focus on innovation and quality! You provide technical support to the sales team to ensure that customers receive in depth information about the biological process of wastewat...
  • Sr. Regional Sales Manager - West Coast

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Emerson niche - Chicago, IL - Job Description Responsibilities: The Senior Regional Sales Manager reports directly to the National Sales Manager (NSM) and will be responsible for the promotion and sale of all Emerson Process Management Valve Automation products within their assigned territory. Responsib...
  • Internal IT Audit Senior Manager (Americas)

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Miami, FL - Internal IT Audit Senior Manager (Americas) Holcim Internal Audit has very recently undergone a fundamental restructuring to offer higher quality services and to act as a talent development catalyst. For our Group IT Audit department, based in Miami, we are looking for a new team...
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    Vault.com Blogs

  • Would You Rather Be Poor and Happy in Portland or Rich and Miserable in New York?

    17 Sep 2014 | 9:48 am
    Although there are few job opportunities in Portland, Oregon, and its skies are gray more often than they're blue, unemployed young people keep moving to the city in significant numbers. According to the New York Times (and to handful of friends of mine who've migrated to the Pacific in recent years), the reason they go west is for the natural beauty and easier-going lifestyle. That is, no one's moving there for work or money.
  • 3 Strategies to Make You a Better Public Speaker

    17 Sep 2014 | 8:06 am
    Author and presidential speechwriter James Humes once commented, "Every time you have to speak, you are auditioning for leadership." Talk about pressure! Let's face it: if every single time you get ready to share your proposal, pitch, or project with your colleagues, clients or boss you think to yourself, "This is an audition for my professional future, so don't blow it, dammit!" you're likely to buckle under the pressure. Or just decide to keep your mouth shut.
  • Can This Initiative Make Your Student Loan Debt Disappear?

    17 Sep 2014 | 7:18 am
    Ever heard of Strike Debt? No? Well, if you have privately financed student loan debt, you should pay attention.  It turns out that Occupy Wall Street is still around, and the activist movement is trying to occupy your bank account, in a good way. Occupy Wall Street's offshoot, Strike Debt, has recently eliminated $3.8 million of student loan debt. Strike Debt purchased $3.
  • Why Are Wall Street Women So Unsatisfied?

    17 Sep 2014 | 5:46 am
    Last week I examined how much better Ivy League grads have it on Wall Street compared to non-Ivy Leaguers. This week I turn to women vs. men—specifically to women and men at the two most prestigious investment banks on the planet: Goldman Sachs and
  • No Boys Allowed: Is an All-Female Ride-Sharing Service Illegal?

    10 Sep 2014 | 10:38 am
    When I heard about the new ride-share app that allows female riders to request female drivers, I thought "it's about time." SheTaxis, or SheRides as it will be called in New York City due to city regulations, is aimed at female passengers who would feel more comfortable with a woman behind the wheel, and/or who would prefer not to hop in a car with a male stranger. Any woman who has taken a cab alone can understand why this is a great idea.
 
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    CFO Coach

  • The Job Search Breakdown

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

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

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:38 am
    A week or so ago I saw this article in Wall Street & Technology and thought how very relevant it was to a recent conversation with a CFO job search candidate. There are two kinds of candidates. Both might be eminently qualified for a position, but their messaging tells a different story. First, we have the Talker … Talker Candidates focus on what they did – responsibilities and duties. Their resume is replete with things they did and responsibilities they held in the course of their career climb. They haven’t found the value associated with the what they’ve done, and as a result,…
  • The Job Search Con Game

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    I’ve written about the posted position con game on several occasions, most recently upon my return from the Career Thought Leaders conference. It’s A Trap! Yesterday I saw an article on Linkedin by one of my favorite people in the careers industry, Lou Adler. His thoughts on “Why Responding to a Job Posting is a Waste of Time” echo my own. But Adler went further by providing some numbers to back up his statements. Adler’s comments from the article appear in bold; my own thoughts follow. His article is excellent though, and definitely worth the read. 1. Recruiters find people for…
  • The Value of a CPA Credential

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    Nothing generates responses – positive and negative, mostly the latter – like the discussion of the CPA credential. So here goes. Perception is Everything Perception is in the eye of the beholder. In the case of the hiring process, the beholder is the company who is hiring. The ONLY eyes that matter in the HIRING process are those belonging to the beholder (company). The company is hiring you so it has the right – good, bad, or indifferent – to decide what it perceives as necessary and required in its next Finance hire. You, the Finance Candidate, do not have the right to determine…
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    AOL Jobs

  • An Organizing 'Genius' For Domestic Workers

    Carol Kopp
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:49 am
    AP Ai-jen Poo testifies at a U.S. Senate hearing on immigrant women, March 18, 2013. Theirs is probably the least-noticed and least-protected legitimate occupation of any practiced in the U.S. but, to quote activist Ai-jen Poo, they are "the women who do the work that makes all other work possible." They are housemaids or nannies, or care-givers for the ailing and the elderly. Overwhelmingly, they are female, immigrants or women of color. Until recently, they were exempt from virtually all federal and state labor laws with the exception, theoretically and only in some cases, of the minimum…
  • The Week That Was (9/15 - 9/19)

    AOL Jobs Staff
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:43 am
    Shutterstock This past week, companies announced that they plan to add more than 800,000 seasonal jobs in the final three months of the year, marking the largest-scale holiday hiring since 1999. Read the full story below, along with other top picks for this past week's news, advice, and features--including an in-depth look at the inner working of a pipe organ manufacturer that's been going for well over a century. 1. Office Bullying Is Harming Workers Across All Demographics 2. Handling That Dreaded Interview Question 3. Holiday Hiring Roundup: Companies to Add More Than 800,000 Jobs By…
  • Cool Jobs: Catastrophe Modeler

    AOL Jobs Staff
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:12 am
    Shutterstock Welcome back to Cool Jobs, where we run down the week's coolest, most intriguing job openings--all of which you can apply to right now here at AOL Jobs. This week, we found a fascinating risk analyst position with an awesome job title ("Catastrophe Modeler"), as well as openings for an editor at a science publication, a camera repair company, and more. Click through below to explore this week's openings, and get your applications ready!
  • Post Interviewing Tips: How Not to Follow Up

    CareerBuilder
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:57 am
    Getty ImagesAvoid creepy thank you notes like this one. By Robert Half You just interviewed for a position you really want, and you think it went really well. But before you sit back and relax, waiting for that phone to ring, there's one more step you should take: following up with the hiring manager. Getting in touch after an interview shows good business etiquette, reinforces your interest in the position and could mean the difference between getting a job offer and never hearing back from the employer again. But if you do it incorrectly, you could hurt your chances of landing that job.
  • Are You a People-Pleaser? What Do You Feel Obliged To Do?

    Gretchen Rubin
    19 Sep 2014 | 1:54 am
    AlamyObligers: "I can't go to sleep with dirty dishes in the sink, because someone might see." The Four Tendencies are part of what I discuss in Better Than Before, my book on habit change. A key piece of self-knowledge - which is crucial to habit change - is "What is your 'Tendency'?" That is: How do you respond to expectations? Outer expectations: Meet a deadline, perform a "request" from a sweetheart, follow traffic regulations Inner expectations: Write a novel in your free time, keep a New Year's resolution, start flossing
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    Business Fitness

  • Getting Your Head Around Supervising–Episode #7 | Showing Respect

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

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

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

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

    Dawn Lennon
    17 May 2014 | 9:02 am
    Talent is hardwired in you. You’ve got it whether or not you: Recognize it or have figured it out Know what to do about it Believe you can develop it into something Have the courage to accept or reject it … Continue reading →
 
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  • New This Week at ILostMyJob.com (8/25/14-8/29/14)

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

    ilostmyjob
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    3 New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday August 19th 11am CST: Re-THINK! The Brand Called “YOU”: Your Personal Branding Session with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/599869296 What if you were what every company wanted? What if you were the perfect brand? It’s crucial when you interview for a job to be able to distinguish yourself from every other candidate. Your part in the interview is to articulate why they should hire you. Who are they hiring? What is your character, track record, and reputation? What…
  • 2 New Webinars This Week at ILostMyJob.com (8/11/14-8/15/14)

    ilostmyjob
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    2 New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday August 12th 11am CST: Finding Your Passion, Purpose and Power in Career Transition… with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/580386256 One of the great discoveries you make in life is the answer to the question, “Who am I?”  One of the deepest needs of human existence is to know that our lives count for something; that our gifts and talents are being used to make a difference. Since work is so much a part of our lives, we want it to be meaningful. Are you eager to live the…
  • 2 New Webinars This Week at ILostMyJob.com (7/28/14-8/01/14)

    ilostmyjob
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    2 New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday July 29th 11am CST: 10 Common Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Job Search – What You Don’t Know! with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/530435817 Re-THINK! Don’t Make These Mistakes! FREE Webinar Come get the competitive edge and learn what mistakes not to make. As a results coach and a recruiting professional, I’ve learned it’s not always the most qualified person who gets the job. How well do you think you are doing on your job search? Are you making…
  • 2 New Webinars This Week at ILostMyJob.com (7/21/14-7/25/14)

    ilostmyjob
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    2 New Webinar’s on Wednesday Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Wednesday July 23rd 2:00pm CST: Creating a Powerful Online Identity for Job Search with Kathy Bernard Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/668527625 Want a strong online presence to get a job or further your career? The prospect can seem overwhelming if you aren’t terribly savvy on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. In just 60 minutes, you will … • Learn the basics of having an online presence — shared in an easy and informative format where you can get the answers you…
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    TalentCulture

  • This Slaphappy World of Work

    Kevin W. Grossman
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    “A tired mind become a shape-shifter Everybody need a mood lifter Everybody need reverse polarity Everybody got mixed feelings About the function and the form Everybody got to deviate from the norm…” — Rush, “Vital Signs” On my flight to the third annual Candidate Experience Awards and the first-ever Candidate Experience Symposium, I fell asleep. And I sort of daydreamed… It was the year 2030. A new world of work startup called SlapHappy had developed a dramatic new biometric nanotechnology, taking sentiment analysis, work/life integration and employee engagement to an…
  • #TChat Preview: Empowering HR And The Hiring Process

    TalentCulture Team + Guests
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). The #TChat radio portion runs the first 30 minutes from 7-7:30 pm ET, followed by the #TChat Twitter chat from 7:30-8 pm ET. Last week we talked about the ROI of workplace transparency and the race for talent, and this week we’re going to talk about empowering HR and the hiring process. HR carries the talent torch everyday. It’s responsible for recruiting, hiring, training and engaging their organization’s most important asset – the people. Unfortunately due to increasing corporate…
  • Empower HR: Call to Action for HR Technology Providers

    Todd Owens
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:30 am
    HR Complexity at an All-Time High HR bears the responsibility of recruiting, training and engaging their organization’s most important asset of all: people. Even the loftiest of missions or the most clever business plans won’t succeed without great people to execute. Yet with increasing corporate complexity, a dynamic regulatory landscape, and a tightening corporate budget, HR has had little choice but to spend its limited time administering process first, and engaging people second. For example, consider the administration that stems from the Fair Credit Reporting Act, Wage Theft…
  • #TChat Recap: The ROI Of Workplace Transparency

    Meghan M. Biro
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The ROI Of Workplace Transparency There’s never a dull moment when you’re involved in the World of Work. Especially, when we’re talking about being transparent. But what is transparency? Or at least, what does it mean to work for an organization that has workplace transparency? This week, our #TChat Community took a deep social dive into the realm of workplace transparency. We were joined by Kim Peters, CEO of Great Rated!, from Great Place to Work®, who is an expert in the online recruitment industry and a passionate professional when it comes to building better employment brands. We…
  • Are You Hanging Onto The Ladder Of Comfort Or Climbing The Ladder Of Success?

    Lisa Ryan
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    “The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man’s foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.”  Thomas Henry Huxley Life doesn’t always turn out the way you expect. After my brother, Scott, graduated from college with an accounting degree, he opened an eyeglass store with a partner. They employed a full-time ophthalmologist, and business was booming. A few years into it, Scott became intrigued with the idea of becoming an eye doctor himself, so he went back to college to pursue a degree in medicine. He applied to several…
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    DirectEmployers Association

  • Using Social Media in Your Job Search

    DirectEmployers
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:35 pm
    There are several ways a job seeker can use social media to supplement the application process. In this video tip, you’ll hear a specific example that you can immediately incorporate into your next job application process! Key Takeaways: After you apply, write down the job requisition number. Then, use sites like LinkedIn to reach out to the recruiting team or hiring manager for the role you’re interested, and reference the role for which you applied. Get more advice from other Help Wanted blogs or check out our job seeker focused Pinterest board. Ready to look for your next job?
  • Why You Shouldn’t Be Frugal On Your Recruitment Budget

    Ruth Toombs
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    The recruitment process is tough. Really tough. There is competition at every turn, making each candidate feel like they are walking through a shiny, branded, field of recognizable companies. However, to you the employer on a staffing quest, it looks like a minefield, chock full of job seeker traps and temptations, threatening to claim the candidate of your dreams. Then there are the economic factors to consider. Supply and demand fluctuates (and has the ability to increase) the applicant price and talent pools can evaporate leaving dustbowl remnants of a lush candidate pipeline. Oh, but we…
  • Attracting Top Talent Via A Distinguishable Online Brand

    Nancy Holland
    10 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    It is getting more and more difficult for brands to stand out when trying to attract top talent. In fact, in a recent study conducted by Universum, over 50% of respondents stated their biggest challenge in attracting talent is differentiation. The Internet is the go-to place for job seekers to search for jobs, and many companies are missing out on opportunities to standout amongst their competitors. Company career sites are not attracting top talent because they are too generic, revealing less about their unique position statement and more about their benefits and what they have to offer.
  • Disability Employment Benchmarking Data

    Nancy Holland
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:40 am
    The new Section 503 regulations require federal contractors to conduct an annual utilization analysis and assessment of problem areas, and establish specific action-oriented programs to address any identified problems. There’s never been a better time to consider partnering with organizations like the National Organization on Disability (NOD). The NOD is a private, non-profit organization that promotes the full participation and contributions of America’s 56 million people with disabilities in all aspects of life. Today, NOD focuses on increasing employment opportunities for the 79…
  • Recognition Opportunity for Disability Employment

    Nancy Holland
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:40 am
    The White House is seeking nominations for its Champion of Change for Disability. They’re seeking innovators who are breaking down barriers to the middle class by providing employment opportunities for workers with disabilities, including workers with significant disabilities. These leaders will be invited to the White House to celebrate their accomplishments and showcase their actions to ensure that individuals with significant disabilities have a fair shot at succeeding in good jobs and careers. Please nominate a Champion of Change by midnight on Sunday, September 14, 2014. They are…
 
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    UIAA ACC Blog

  • Things Candidates Can Do To Catch A Recruiter Attention

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:34 am
    During our recent panel program "When And How To Work With A Recruiter," our panelists all responded that a well written resume is what creates first impressions and catches their attention. For candidates at the executive or C-Suite level, panelist Bill Stratton, ‘85 LAS (UI), Partner at White, Roberts & Stratton Inc., mentioned that your personal presentation goes hand in hand with a well written resume. Also important is an executive presence, confidence and good communication skills. To listen to other responses to questions asked during "When and How To Work With…
  • When Working With A Recruiter Should Salary Be Disclosed?

    16 Sep 2014 | 9:50 am
    During our recent panel program titled "When and how to work with a recruiter," our panelist responded yes, when working with a recruiter, it is recommended to disclose your desired salary range to the recruiter. Salary can vary depending on the industry, level and geographic area. Disclosing your salary helps both the candidate and recruiter understand expectations regarding what the going salary rate is within the market. To listen to responses to other questions asked during "When and How To Work With A Recruiter," visit the webinars archived located in the “About…
  • Fine-tune your strategies for success

    11 Sep 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Attend the Job-search Strategy with Results Webinar on September 25 at 7 pm central. Come to this session ready to look at the priorities most important to you in your next position, and prepared to design your job search strategy to achieve results. We’ll review the mechanics of the job search, and discuss proven techniques to implement your plan. We’ll also help you learn to evaluate your progress and stay motivated when the search takes longer than you expect. Click to Register
  • How Do You Figure Out Cultural Fit?

    9 Sep 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Cultural fit plays a big factor in why most people will leave a company and also, why most employees will be let go from a company. When advising, alumni will frequently ask, “How do you figure out “culture fit?” The article, “A recruiter spills the beans on what questions job hunters should ask” published in the Aug. 8, 2014 issue of Fortune Magazine discusses the topic and the author offers some great questions to ask during an interview to help figure out if the company would be a good fit for you. Of course, as a candidate, it will be important to know what…
  • Inc. 5000's Fastest-Growing Privately-Held Companies

    4 Sep 2014 | 10:39 am
    The following are the top 10 companies in Inc. 5000’s Annual List of Fastest-Growing Privately-Held Companies. For those who are in transition or passively considering a move some of these employers might be worth exploring. Company                                                  Industry 1.
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    SELF-PROMOTION FOR INTROVERTS

  • Generation Y: From Team Members to Leaders

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

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

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

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

    Nancy
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:57 pm
    “Imagine that your team included Albert Einstein, J.K. Rowling, Bill Gates, and Mahatma Gandhi,” according to Diann Daniel, in “Four Tips for Getting the Most from Your Introverted Team.” She continues, “You’d probably want to hear what they had to say, right?” Check out her article in The Fast Track to learn techniques for leaders who manage introverts—even ordinary ones who haven’t yet tapped into their greatness. I’m interviewed in the article.
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    Campus To Career

  • Keep Your Job Search Game Strong With These Tips [INFOGRAPHIC]

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

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

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

    Kirk Baumann
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Every week, I receive (and send) connection requests through LinkedIn. What continues to surprise me is the fact that the large majority of those who wish to connect fail to personalize the message. Now, let me explain first that I’m not too caught up with this since there are so many new smartphone and tablet […]
  • Career Change? What You Need To Know Before Making The Transition

    Kirk Baumann
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Circumstance in life evolve all the time. Some of these changes in life create an opportunity or need to change careers. This isn’t something that should be done impulsively, but should be heavily contemplated and considered. Here are some things to consider before actually making the change. Change to What? It goes without saying that […]
 
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    Executive Resume Writing Service » Our Blog

  • How to Respond Boldly When Shift Happens

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

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

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Toxic work environments are real and more commonplace than I care to say – I hear about them often in my line of work. People aren’t always wanting to simply move on to a higher level or more highly compensated role; they often just want OUT of their acidic environments led by […] The post How To Heal a Toxic Work Situation appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • Spark Interviews With a Distinctive Resume Voice

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Distinctions Between Voice and Tone In a recent blog conversation with an admired colleague, Debra O’Reilly, job search strategist and certified resume writer, we discussed the distinctions between voice and tone. In particular, we discussed how those distinctions might matter when writing a resume. Debra offered pithy, valuable points in regard to ensuring the resume voice aligns with the candidate’s personality, […] The post Spark Interviews With a Distinctive Resume Voice appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • 50 Years’ Worth of Lessons

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    By Rob Poindexter Fifty years ago today, I opened my eyes to the wonders that are planet Earth. In that time, I’ve experienced extreme joy and heartbreaking sadness. This fact in no way makes me any different from those who have gone before me, those I share the planet with now, or those who will […] The post 50 Years’ Worth of Lessons appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
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    KrantCents

  • How to Land a Job?

    Krantcents
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:33 am
    How to land a job? It could be you or someone you know who is looking for a job.  Are you looking for summer employment, a part time job, a full time job or a career position?  You may be young, old or just in the middle, it does not matter!  What are companies looking for? Experience, skills, problem solvers or super stars? If you just graduated, you can still find a job! What should you do? If you are unemployed or looking for work, getting a job is hard!  There is too much competition and too few jobs.  What do you do?  You need to be in front of people who have an opening or people…
  • Does a Spending Freeze Work?

    Krantcents
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:04 am
    A spending freeze is when you stop spending money for a period of time. You could lock up you credit cards and cash, avoid the mall and just stay home. How long could you go without spending money? When the federal government has a spending freeze, they just maintain a certain level of spending. They may tie spending to GDP growth or per capita spending. I just call it a budget! Can you really stop spending? History If you are not aware of it, many people automatically or unconsciously stop spending routinely. Every year people stop spending because they maxed out their credit cards with…
  • What is your Legacy?

    Krantcents
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:05 am
    My legacy is not money! As I get older and things change, I think about what I may leave behind. Legacy is an amount of money or property left to someone in a will. It is much easier to leave money and property to your heirs. When I was growing up, I wanted my parent’s time, unfortunately they were always busy. In order to spend time with them, I had to work. It helped influence my values! Legacy for me is a lifetime of accomplishments and achievements that are remembered. I would like to be remembered professionally for my skills and accomplishments and personally for shared experiences…
  • The Power of First Impressions

    Krantcents
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:04 am
    You never get a second chance to make a first impression. (Andrew Grant) I know we should not judge people, but we do! Remember when you met your boyfriend, girlfriend, wife, husband for the first time? You made a decision to approach or be approachable. I am not talking about love at first sight, but you were interested. You look for verbal or nonverbal clues that the interest is mutual. When you interview or meet a business acquaintance for the first time, both of you are sizing each other up. Little things such as how you are dressed, speak and act will influence your first impression.
  • Buy a New Car or Used Car?

    Krantcents
    10 Sep 2014 | 12:08 am
    Buy a new car or a used car? Is this a trick question? Many personal finance experts recommend buying a used car versus a new car because it has already depreciated some of its value and you get a better deal. Particularly if you find a used car off a lease and it was well maintained. Many car dealers offer certified used cars with warranties and you save 30-40% over new.  The internet has made shopping for cars much easier. Buying a car is never a fun process, but a little information makes it more transparent and you can negotiate with the dealer much easier. I remember a time when I went…
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    Allison Cheston — Career Connector » Blog

  • I Found My Career on Twitter

    Allison
    12 Sep 2014 | 1:32 pm
      A question I frequently hear from job-seekers at all stages is, “Why do I need to be on Twitter?” Twitter is a platform for interests of all kinds, and many users abuse its power by over-tweeting—so its value is sometimes misunderstood. But Twitter is an amazing career and job search tool, and … read more
  • 6 Ways to Be a Standout Summer Intern

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

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

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

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

  • 12 Tips on How to Hunt for Your Dream Job

    YouTern
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Sometimes we make the job search too complicated. Sometimes, we just need to break things down in easy steps. Maybe 12 easy steps, like ManagementParadise.com has done in their infographic: "12 Tips on How to Hunt for a Job." Here are just three of the tips sure to help your job search...   
  • Successful Millennials Share Memorable Job Interview Moments

    YEC
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    The Young Entrepreneur Council is an amazing group of mentors and collaborators. And when we asked them to help provide advice for the YouTern community, they jumped at the chance! So recently, we asked their members this question: During a job interview (either while job hunting or hiring) what was the most memorable thing – in a good way – that ever happened?   
  • The Fine Art of Networking with Family and Friends

    Simply Hired
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:20 am
    Many job seekers become frustrated when they feel like their networking “isn’t working.” They have attended face-t-face networking events, made notes on the backs of business cards, done the appropriate follow-ups, arranged many coffee meetings and pounded social media until their fingers bleed. Yet the opportunities aren’t flowing. From my experience, the problem is that they are typically spending way too much time growing the number of contacts they have, and not enough time cultivating their network. The fix? Make the best use of your strongest existing support system: your…
  • 30 Reasons Your Job Search is Taking Way Too Long

    Work Coach Cafe
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    As many have discovered, effective job search methods have changed substantially in the last few years – and it can be hard to leave behind the job search techniques that used to work, but don't in our current economy. You can, however, control what you do – and how you are spending your valuable time. And that means eliminating the time-wasters, like these...   
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Writing a Rockin’ Resume [Infographic]

    CollegeAtlas.org
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    Resume tips are like snowflakes… never any two exactly the same. And yet there are certain aspects of a resume that almost every one agrees on – like those outlined in this infographic from CollegeAtlas.org. And some of the advice you may never had heard before: 400 words total is just about right More than 6 to 7 bullet points per section means they won’t get read You should avoid filler words like “the” and “a” For more do’s and don’ts, check out the infographic. We’re sure the next version of your resume will be much better as a…
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    Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA

  • Self-Confidence: Jim Carrey Tells Us How to Get it

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

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

    Lei Han
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    My husband shared this video with me and I laughed out loud – “Life after Death by Powerpoint” by Don McMillan.  Within 4 minutes, Don talked about some of the most common mistakes we make with our PowerPoint presentations.    Here are my favorites. What Not to Do #1: Spelling out Every Word on a Slide I … Read More →The post PowerPoint Presentations – 4 Most Common Mistakes appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • Jim Carrey Inspires Us to Follow Our Dreams

    Lei Han
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    Why am I here on earth?  What makes me truly happy in life?  How do I find my passion?  I don’t know about you, but I am asking myself these questions more and more often as I get older.  There is so much societal pressure to make more money, get that promotion faster, and show off the fancy car/house we … Read More →The post Jim Carrey Inspires Us to Follow Our Dreams appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • 4 Simple Presentation Tips You can Use Immediately

    Lei Han
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    With my new job, I have had many opportunities to learn useful and simple presentation tips.  In the last 3 months, I attended two conferences and three Town Hall presentations led by senior leaders.   Each one was memorable in its own way.   In this article, I summarized four simple presentation tips I learned from watching how these leaders … Read More →The post 4 Simple Presentation Tips You can Use Immediately appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
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    Position Ignition Career Blog

  • 10 Most Common Issues a Manager Has to Deal With

    Lucy Skipper
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Being a manager is not nearly as easy as it sounds. If you take on that type of job, there are two main categories of problems that you will immediately become aware of. The first is the time pressures. The second is people issues. What are the most common issues that crop up within each of these categories and how do you deal with them?
  • The Power of Conscious Listening

    Lucy Skipper
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    In this recent Tedx Talk, Julian Treasure explores the power of conscious listening, one of the silent skills of communication, and explores ways to improve how we listen, and how in turn this can positively impact our lives and relationships.  
  • 10 Ways to Manoeuvre a Change in Roles Internally

    Lucy Skipper
    11 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The issues you have to consider when attempting to switch roles internally are very different to what you have to deal with when you’re trying to change employers. Here are some tips for succeeding in the face of the very specific challenges that an internal job change brings with it.
  • 10 Reasons Why You May Need a Career Change

    Lucy Skipper
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Sometimes the need for a career change pops up at very short notice and rather surprises us with its intensity. Sometimes our need for a career change lingers for a long time, almost festering in the back of our mind, rumbling away and causing us anxiety because we’re not doing anything about it. What are the reasons why we may need a career change? Let’s look at the range of possible issues.
  • 11 Tips for Making it as a Freelancer

    Lucy Skipper
    4 Sep 2014 | 4:01 am
    There are now millions of people working independently, as freelancers. If this is something that you’re interested in pursuing here are some handy tips to help you make it.
 
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    Everyday Bright

  • Career Change and the Illusion of Safety

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

    Jennifer Gresham
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    I’m not as successful as you think I am. I am, however, as successful as I need to be. That feels wonderful to say because few things are as exhausting as trying to maintain a facade about your life and what happens inside it. Likewise, few things are as satisfying as knowing you have and are enough. A while back, a reader took me to task because she realized from one of my posts that my business is not the primary source of income for my family. Here’s what she said (edited for privacy): I have been reading your advice about leaving well-paying jobs for work you love [for a long time]…
  • When It Feels Like You’re Not Making Progress on Your Dreams

    Jennifer Gresham
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    I have a love-hate relationship with deadlines. On the one hand, they stress me out. I worry I won’t be able to finish in time, that the quality won’t be up to my standards, that people will be disappointed in me. On the other hand, those exact fears are what drive performance. Disappoint people who matter to me? Shoddy work? Not this overachiever. Before I left London, I made myself a schedule and a commitment. I would get up at 6 AM every morning and write for about 2 to 3 hours. After that, I could do whatever I wanted. But the writing came first. I made the necessary arrangements. My…
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    Your Life YOUR Way

  • Top 10 Ways You Lose Confidence + How To Get It Back.

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

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

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

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

    Zoe
    6 Dec 2013 | 10:39 am
    Why do you so earnestly seek the truth in distant places? Look for delusion and truth in the bottom of your own heart. – Ryokan. Spirituality is becoming a “scene” rather than an actual path to inner peace, connection, truth and love.  Have you noticed that too? Many people are missing out on the life-changing benefits of having a sincere spiritual practice and being on the spiritual path, because they are believing LIES. Let’s stop that, today! Here are 6 modern spiritual lies we’re being fed: 1. If you are spiritual, you will be happy, nice, grateful, and blissed out all…
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    Karla Porter

  • NEPA BlogCon Back Fresh Again in 2014

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

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

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

    Karla
    29 Jun 2014 | 1:14 pm
    Does empowering the blue collar worker by raising minimum wage stimulate the economy or put small business out of business? Does providing more tax credits lead to job creation or simply stuff the coffers and never trickle down to Main Street? As so happens every few years, there is currently a lot of attention on the topic of the benefits and foils of raising minimum wage, on both sides of the aisle. And finally, there is another uncommonly known bit about minimum wage, based on a law passed in 1938 — Section 14© of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), that discriminates against people…
  • The Challenge of Promoting from Within

    Karla
    15 Jun 2014 | 8:39 am
    In the five months or so that Cheryl has been with the company she works for, it’s become clearly evident how incredibly good she is at her job, a rising star. She is well liked by peers, management and clients, is sharp and dependable, has a positive attitude, and dreams of a bright future. Recently, her supervisor was separated for poor performance, and Cheryl was offered and accepted a promotion. She was nervous but naturally elated. This was the chance she had dreamed of — to move up and get ahead. Her hard work had paid off, she had been noticed. The salary increase would be more…
 
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    The Voice of Job Seekers

  • A World Gone Social with Ted Coiné and Mark Babbitt

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
      If you have not engaged in the “social” part of social media, you miss opportunities beyond money. Whether you like it or not, small business or large, employed or unemployed, you must compete to survive or thrive.  Large brands, small business, and people in your network are looking for you to add your voice. A World Gone Social authors, Ted Coiné (@TedCoine) and Mark Babbitt (@MarkSBabbitt) are my guests for this episode. Leave a comment on the blog OR a review of the episode in iTunes about what you liked about the interview, and you can qualify for a FREE copy of…
  • 5 Ways to Score in the Job Search This Fall

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    14 Sep 2014 | 10:07 pm
    Most job seekers are finding it hard to keep up with the trends of the job search game. One reason is that employers are finding new ways to exclude and filter candidates from the race. The onus is on the job seeker to present his or her best,  and the advantage is on the employer side. So what must you do to get noticed? There are many sources to find the answer, but I will share this infographic from CareerShift to find some of those answers in one place. Here are some of the highlights: 94% of recruiters use or plan to use social media in recruiting efforts 78% of recruiters hire…
  • The Science of Successful Job Hunting with Mildred Talabi

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    9 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Today’s job hunting requires being proactive in every way. This means using social media and other tools including video, blogging, and Twitter.  It is one of the ways to stand out, and today’s episode we’ll discuss how important it is to be proactive and get noticed. Thanks for joining us for a very special edition of this podcast! It’s special because for the first time, there will be a video version of the podcast on YouTube which is now live. There is a slight difference in the editing of the video, but the same conversation. I am always open to suggestions for…
  • Why Career Centers Should Teach Lifelong Job Skills with Denise Felder

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:00 pm
      Career Centers must prepare high school, and college students to job search for life. It is a hindrance to the student if the teaching and engagement is short term or assumed. Thanks again for listening to the podcast. I would love your feedback, the good, bad, or ugly (please be tactful). The Blog: TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com Call me: 708.365.9822 Email me: mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com Denise Felder (@DeniseMpls) is the Director of Professional Development, Career Technical Education for the State of Minnesota Colleges and Universities.  She has been a Career Advisor for 15 years…
  • Show Confidence and Resilience in Your Job Search

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Without confidence and resilience in your job search, people will wonder and wander. You got it. You must show it. If you lack these two vital attributes, or if you need reassurance, this is the episode for you. If you would like to provide feedback such as how liked or disliked today’s show, or if you want to suggest a topic or guest, please feel free by contacting me: Email: mark [at] thevoiceofjobseekers.com Blog: The VoiceofJobSeekers[dot]com Phone: 708.365.9822 This week’s show is going to infuse your job search showing you are the right candidate! Let me introduce you to our guests…
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    FlexJobs

  • 4 Reasons to Keep a Daily Work Journal

    Alexis Reale
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:51 am
    Whether you're happily employed or searching for a new job, keeping a daily work journal can really help your career. Here's how. The post 4 Reasons to Keep a Daily Work Journal appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • How I Found a Business Analyst Virtual Job

    Kari Journigan
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:41 am
    This week's featured job seeker found a senior-level business analyst virtual job through FlexJobs! Get her great advice for your job search. The post How I Found a Business Analyst Virtual Job appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 4 Personal Branding Tips for Freelancers

    Beth Braccio Hering
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:06 am
    Freelancers can make or break their chances at success through their branding and marketing efforts. Follow this tips for success. The post 4 Personal Branding Tips for Freelancers appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 5 Tips for Healthy Eating When You Work from Home

    Alexis Reale
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:52 am
    When you work from home, the kitchen is hard to avoid. But eating healthy is entirely possible, if you follow a few ground rules. The post 5 Tips for Healthy Eating When You Work from Home appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • How to Get Started as a Freelancer

    Adrianne Bibby
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:18 am
    It's nice to know there are a lot of freelance jobs out there, but how do you actually become a freelancer? Here are some great tips to get started. The post How to Get Started as a Freelancer appeared first on FlexJobs.
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    Come Recommended

  • Weekly Wrap-Up: U.S. Workers Don’t Want Leadership Roles

    Olivia Adams
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Mobile media devices from Bigstock Every Thursday, the Come Recommended blog ends the week with a wrap-up, bringing you the top news from the week for job seekers and employers. These articles highlight the latest trends in the industry. INTERNSHIP & JOB SEEKERS Inspiring the Next Generation Workforce Report: Of those surveyed, 63 percent of Millennials said that a company’s involvement with cause work and community initiatives did not factor into the search that resulted in their current job. Read more. Majority of Workers Don’t Aspire to Leadership Roles, Finds New…
  • 7 Secrets Of Landing A Job Fast

    Olivia Adams
    17 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Young Competition from Bigstock Are you trying to secure your first job as a post-grad? Is it time to switch careers? If so, you’re probably hoping to land a job fast. Finding a job can be a lengthy process, but if you know the right steps to take, you can put your job search into overdrive. To help you speed up your job search, here are seven secrets of landing a job fast: 1. Be the first to apply.  Early bird gets the worm, right? If you want to land a job fast, be one of the first people to apply for the position. (It’s a bit dated, but a 2011 study by StartWire…
  • How To Be Taken Seriously In The Workplace

    Olivia Adams
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Handshake between business people image from Bigstock. The Millennial generation is considered to be one of the most creative and passionate generations yet. However, this generation also carries the reputation of being self-absorbed and lazy in the workplace. Millennials bring many positive qualities to the workforce. The problem, however, is older generations don’t always take Millennials seriously. By 2020, nearly half of the workforce will consist of Millennials, which is why older generations need to give Millennials the opportunity to prove they are ambitious and…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Gen Y And Gen Z In The Workplace

    Olivia Adams
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Mobile media devices from Bigstock Every Thursday, the Come Recommended blog ends the week with a wrap-up, bringing you the top news from the week for job seekers and employers. These articles highlight the latest trends in the industry. INTERNSHIP & JOB SEEKERS One in Three U.S. Workers is a Freelancer: Fifty-three million Americans, or 34 percent of the nation’s workforce, qualify as freelancers, according to a new report from the Freelancers Union. Read more. Salaries for 2014 Grads Are Greater Than Expectations: Members of the class of 2014 who accepted job offers…
  • 5 Ways To Turn Your Passions Into A Career

    Olivia Adams
    10 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Man brainstorming about passion image from Bigstock. Ready for a challenge? Take a moment to think about your ultimate Saturday afternoon. What would you do? Would you spend your entire Saturday working on projects from your current job? If so, you’ve probably landed in the right career path. On the other hand, if you’d much rather pursue a passion outside of your day job, you might find yourself wanting to incorporate those interests into your career. When it comes to discovering your passions, pay attention to what you enjoy doing in your free time. Whether…
 
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    Today in Newtown

  • Find me at Kathrynmayer.com

    kate (storyteller)
    14 Sep 2014 | 11:56 am
    I'm moving, and taking this blog with me. Today at Newtown will now be published at kathrynmayer.com.  Please visit and sign up for blog posts at kathrynmayer.com for an inside view of life as I live it in Newtown, perils of parenting teenagers, hair chins, gun safety advocacy and wacky stories, and how we can work to create kinder, safer communities.  Please go to Facebook right now and like my page: hurry, before family members high jack my entire reputation. Visit, like, comment and share the writer FB me where I'll link posts recently out of the the brain and…
  • A boy and his balls

    kate (storyteller)
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:14 pm
    My kid, the Boy, is a jock. He may be a nerdy, mathlete jock with an affinity for yo-yos, rubik's cubes, MasterChef and Project Runway, but he's every bit an athlete. You can smell it on him. These days, about to go to high school, you can LITERALLY smell it on him. When people ask what's his favorite sport, we tell them he's a dog. Just throw him a ball, any ball, and that's his favorite. Lacrosse, soccer, football, baseball. Doesn't really matter. Golf. Basketball. Frisbees too. He'll chase them and catch them and do it over and over and over again. Woof. It's tough to be the only boy in a…
  • A Blog Grows Up: The Big Switcharoo Begins

    kate (storyteller)
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Recently, when at my downtown (Panera) office, I met a prospective client. It happens often: I'm starved for human contact, so I leave the lonely work-at-home abyss, and end up getting more work from Panera than I ever do on LinkedIn. A quick intro from a soccer dad, swim mom – and waa-laa! “So, where can I see your stuff? What you’ve written? Where can I find you?” Well, right here in my handy-dandy 1980s black artist portfolio!! Let me just get it out of the trunk of my car, under the protest signs, jocks, water bottles, blankets, wet towels, empty coffee cups, bikini…
  • What A Difference A Sign Makes

    kate (storyteller)
    12 Jun 2014 | 1:17 pm
     Since the shooting at Sandy Hook, every so often a few of us gather outside our friendly, neighborhood trade association representing the firearm and ammunition industry (aka gun manufacturers), the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). These are your go-to lobbyists for the guys who make the guns, an equal opportunity money maker and fear monger similar to the NRA, the omnipotent lobbyists for the guys who shoot the guns. We're a small group of 3, 4, or 5 protestors, spanning several generations. Sometimes we surge to 10 or 15, but not often. We carry handmade signs that…
  • They Came, They Listened, They'll Vote

    kate (storyteller)
    22 May 2014 | 11:09 am
    The first mom arrived promptly, walked to the front door, looking confused.“Do I have the right night?” she asked politely. I invited her in. “You never know how these things go. Might just be you, me, and a couple bottles of wine.” “Works for me!” she said. But I was nervous, and she knew it. “It’ll be okay. Everything will work out. Even if it is just you and me, it’ll be fine.” In a moment of weakness … or maybe strength … I volunteered for a Moms Demand Action House Party, or meeting really, to rally friends and see what could be done at the grass roots level…
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    Jobberman Insider

  • APPLY: Access Bank Graduate Trainees Recruitment Programme 2014

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

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:25 am
    Event Location: Grange St.Pauls Hotel 10 Godliman Street, EC4V 5AJ London, United Kingdom Time: 6pm Date: 26th September, 2014We are extremely delighted to invite you to our Careers and Networking event which will take place on Friday, 26th September in London, starting promptly at 6pm. The purpose of the event is to bring together young professionals who may be seeking career and investment opportunities in Nigeria and would like to find out more about how to best position one’s self to take advantage of such opportunities.The format of the event is a relaxed evening, with an emphasis on…
  • Deloitte Nigeria Unemployed Graduate Scholarship Program 2014

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    11 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
     Akintola Williams Deloitte, a member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, is a professional services organization that provides audit, tax, consulting, accounting and financial advisory, corporate finance, and risk advisory services.Deloitte offers a world of opportunities for individuals with an unquenchable thirst for knowledge, passion for success and impeccable integrity.Location: LagosDescriptionDeloitte Academy in partnership with Sage ERP Africa offers scholarship opportunity to 100 accounting graduates to participate in the Deloitte Graduate School.Successful participants…
  • “From Slow Summer to Massive Start-Up” : Jobberman Founders Featured on BBC

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    2 Sep 2014 | 1:44 am
    When in 2009, university lecturers in Nigeria embarked on an all-too-familiar strike, little did the world know that a company that would impact greatly on the employment market in Nigeria would be birthed.Three young undergraduates of the Obafemi Awolowo University who shared a burning desire to recreate and redefine job sourcing and recruitment in Nigeria and beyond made the best use of the ASUU strike to start Jobberman.Five years down the line, Jobberman has today grown to become Nigeria’s No.1 Recruitment website. In recognition of this feat, the BBC captures the story of these…
  • FREE DOWNLOAD: “Corporate Misfit: Lessons for Fresh Graduates”

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    1 Sep 2014 | 1:58 am
    If you know or have heard about Segun Akiode, you would definitely not want to joke with any book written by him.“CORPORATE MISFIT: Lessons for Fresh Graduates,“ a book by Segun Akiode is now available for FREE DOWNLOAD.The book provides valuable insights into how fresh graduates especially those who feel out of place with the course they studied in school can navigate the world of paid employment and emerge victorious.The book according to the author is to help increase Employability Skills among fresh graduates as it attempts to change their perspective of the job search process…
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    Women Powering Business

  • Recap: Women Powering Business 2014 Panel Events

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

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

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

    Michelle Prince
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Women are making greater strides than ever before, both at work and at home. Not only are we making our way into leadership ranks across all industries, but we’re also bringing home the funds to support our families. But these advancements come with a price. As women workers struggle with the weight of balancing work and family, we’re stressed out. While stress affects both genders, our recent Randstad Engagement Study found that it has a greater impact on women workers, with 27 percent of women (compared to 22% of men) citing stress as a top reason to leave their current job. Read more…
  • Women Powering Technology, Part Four

    Kimberly Fahey
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    The fourth installment of our Women Powering Technology series features Chandelle Fairley, Managing Director, Randstad Technologies, which takes a closer look at the challenges of recruiting women in technology. Chandelle joined Randstad Technologies in 2009 and has over 17 years experience in the recruitment industry.  Starting as an account executive, she was promoted to Managing Director for the Atlanta-based Randstad Technologies office in July 2013. Chandelle is a multi-year President’s Club winner, was named the 2012 Producer of the year and has been a top producer throughout…
 
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    HR C-Suite

  • Virtual CHRO: Leadership Credibility Chips

    Tresha Moreland
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    You win some and you lose some. That is the way of life when it comes to casino chips, bag of chips, and leadership credibility chips.  We each work hard on developing our leadership credibility through education, certifications, and building up years of experience. We may even get involved in volunteer activities, speaking events, writing, […]
  • Workplace Solutions: Set Up To Fail

    Lynne Curry, Ph.d., SPHR
    14 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Question:  As a shareholder, I was thrilled to get hired as a management trainee by my tribal organization. Shortly after I made it past my probationary period, our agency’s deputy director encouraged me to apply for a senior position, one in which I’d write grants and oversee contract compliance. When I hesitated, saying I didn’t […]
  • Insights Into a HR Career And Explore Lucrative Opportunities

    Linda Thomas
    12 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Human resource plays an integral role in any organization. It is a highly competitive industry. To succeed you need to have the essential sills and relevant experience. As a human resource professional it will be one of your primary responsibilities to bring about significant change in a business. You will have to be in regular […]
  • Workplace Solutions: Cyberbullying

    Lynne Curry, Ph.d., SPHR
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Question: Three months ago, my employer asked me to establish LinkedIn and Twitter accounts. I couldn’t believe my good fortune in getting paid to create and maintain a social network. Although I created a somewhat sedate LinkedIn profile, I followed everyone’s advice to let my personality shine through on Twitter. At first I had a […]
  • Are Your Recruiting Rules Working?

    Catherine Carr, SPHR, MBA
    7 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    While working in a small village north of somewhere we needed to do a quick recruitment. I was working with Doctors Without Borders and medical data was coming in that indicated a rise in measles cases. Due to the conflict in the area, the previously functioning health system was in shambles and for several years […]
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    Interactive Resume Builder

  • Need for proper Resume Guidelines for Internships to start up with an effective professional career

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

    admin
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:42 am
    As we all know that the qualification information is the most crucial part of any resume. It is the only section that is read carefully by employers. Hence, it needs to be very convincing and strong. If you are writing your resume and don’t know how to write qualification on the resume, then make sure you have written your qualification in a right way that highlight your strength and personal characteristics in an effective manner. Creating a compelling resume that persuades your prospective employer to consider you as the best candidate never been an easy task for many job seekers. Writing…
  • Top 5 Resume Writing Rules for a Successful Resume

    admin
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    One of the major challenges for many job seekers is creating a perfect resume for their job search. They find it very difficult to create a compelling resume that helps them to grab their dream job opportunity. However, if you know the rules of resume writing, you can create a highly professional resume that display your credentials in an effective way and impress your prospective employer to consider you for your potential job opportunity. Hence, you should know some important resume writing rules that help you create an attention grabbing resume which present you as the best candidate for…
  • How to Create a Free Professional Resume with Resume Writing Tool

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:01 am
    Do you want to create a free yet professional looking resume? We can understand your worry. As you are searching your dream job, you need a good-looking professional resume that you want to show your prospective employer. But, wondering how to write a perfect resume for your job hunt? Online resume writing tool relieve you from stress and frustration by helping you create an attention-grabbing professional resume just in few minutes! Creating a professional resume using resume writing tool, you get quality support for writing a well formatted resume as well as get tips, guidelines and resume…
  • How to Make a Powerful Resume using Keywords

    admin
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    Do you want to improve your resume for enhancing your chances of getting selected for your potential interview? Well, you might have well formatted resume in your hand. It might be looking highly professional. Yet, why it doesn’t give the result you are expecting? Today is a world of technology where internet brings the whole world very close. In such scenario, if you don’t grow with the online revolution, then you may fail to get your dream job opportunity. When it comes to the job search, internet can help you to speed up your job search. In this regards, let’s learn how to use…
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  • Preparation landed this candidate a lucrative sales job in Pharmaceutical Sales

    Jimmy
    13 Sep 2014 | 11:14 am
    One of the joys of and mission of starting salescareer.net was to help others prepare and land sales jobs.  I recently learned from a sales candidate who landed a job at a large pharmaceutical company had used the Sell Me This Pen audiobook to help her prepare and I am happy to know that it really helped.The candidate did not have pharmaceutical sales experience, but she was prepared to address those questions and did it so well that when she finished her initial interview, the hiring sales manager had called her when she was heading to the airport to ask her to change her flight and to come…
  • Sell Me This Pen! Plus 55 Sales Interview Questions and Answers Kindle Book

    Jimmy
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    Our popular sales interview preparation audio-book has been converted into a kindle ebook and has been published for sale. You now have the option of either listening to the audiobook or if you prefer to read the kindle ebook version. We will also be providing a bundled deal along with sales interview coaching for those who want to practice with a sales interview coach.This ebook will help you prepare for your upcoming sales job interview by giving you access to 55 of the common sales interview questions that hiring sales managers ask, plus why we ask those questions.  It is written from the…
  • Pre-Launch Sales: 30/60/90 Day Plan

    Jimmy
    9 Feb 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Reserve your copy today at deep discounts.  The 30/60/90 Day plan pre-launch sale!Pre-Launch Sale for the 30/60/90 Day Kit -  eBook Guide & templates to help you create and understand how to use the 30/60/90 day plan for your next job interview.  Price will go up to $12.95 on July 16th, 2014.  You will be automatically sent an email with link to product on launch date.  Place your pre-order today for the discounted price of $3.99!For more information visit:  30/60/90 Day PlanIncoming search terms:30/60/90 launch plan30/60/90 plan for pharmaceutical product launch
  • One Good Reason Why You Really Need a 30/60/90 Day Plan for a Sales Interview

    Jimmy
    19 Jan 2014 | 10:30 am
    The sales interview process has steps and somewhat of an expectation of things you will need to do and bring before getting a job offer.  For example, you will most likely have a phone interview or two, followed by a face to face interview or two and a final interview with the hiring manager's boss.  In these interviews, it is common practice to bring a resume, a brag book as well as a 30/60/90 day plan.  I coach sales candidates to understand the sales interview process and to make sure to provide the documents and items that the hiring sales managers will expect to see during the sales…
  • Sales Job Interview Questions: What Motivates You?

    Jimmy
    16 Jan 2014 | 12:38 am
    During a sales job interview, I usually ask the candidate what motivates them.  I am sure this question is asked in other industries and the best answers are different for each industry.  For example, if you were interviewing for a creative art type of job, the answer to this question would definitely be different than if you were going for a sales position.  This article tackles this question specifically for the sales job interview.WHY SALES MANAGERS ASK THIS QUESTIONWe ask this question to uncover what drives you and to find out what motivates you.  For sales, professionals that are…
 
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  • Executive Job Search– Not For The Faint Of Heart

    Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    16 Sep 2014 | 9:34 am
    Searching for executive jobs in today’s world can be tougher than ever. It’s imperative that executive-level job seekers stand out from their competition and prove to their potential employer that they offer a high return on investment. To do this, job seekers 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. If you are a part of the executive job hunt remember that personal branding is important to strategically position you ahead of the crowd. It…
  • Reputation Management And Your Career

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    Sometimes the idea of “Reputation Management” seems like a big business thing, but each one of us has a reputation, right? Your reputation is not based on who you actually are or what you actually do. Reputations are what other people say you do and who they think you are based on what is being said. Why Are Reputations So Important? Reputations are important because they either limit us or allow us to grow. A reputation for always doing a good job is going to be pretty helpful when a prospective employer checks your references, but if you never finish what you start, that may be…
  • Before You Change Jobs, Do This!

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    3 Sep 2014 | 9:27 am
    There’s something that can cut deep into the benefit of changing jobs. Before you actually look for new employment, make sure you understand the benefits you currently have, like health insurance, and how those will be affected. Health insurance is a complicated thing so you have to be aware of how a job change changes your status. In a recent survey, almost a quarter of the respondents said that their insurance benefits and out-of-pocket expenses worsened their financial situation more than anticipated. That survey is cited in an article at the NAIC (National Association of Insurance…
  • Changing Seasons Means Revamped Strategies

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    29 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    Well, it’s happened again. The relentless wheel of history has rolled into another season, and that’s actually a pretty positive thing because every new season is a great reason to look at what you are doing, decide what needs to change, and set some strategic goals that will get you where you want to be. Look At What You Are Doing It doesn’t matter if we are talking about your job search, your workplace, or the balance between your home and career. Everyone needs to look at what they are currently doing and see the good points along with the bad. Write it down and celebrate…
  • 5 Tips For Updating Your LinkedIn Profile

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    LinkedIn is one of the most important places to have an online presence because it is currently the top networking site for professionals of many industries. This is where a potential employer will look you up to see if you are a good fit for the job opening and where many people find the connections that bring them a career. It’s a very valuable resource and worth taking the time to make sure your LinkedIn profile is complete and contemporary. If your profile is out of date or incomplete, how is being on this vital networking site doing you any good? In fact, an out of date, incomplete…
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  • Thought for the day…

    Dorothy Tannahill Moran
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
  • CAREER ADVICE: I want a Writing Career, I Hate the Job I had to take, What do I have to do?

    Dorothy Tannahill Moran
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:06 am
    Dear Dorothy, I graduated in 2001, during the _last_ recession, with a Bachelor’s in English and a Professional Writing minor. I had planned on becoming a technical writer, but with the dot com crash that plan tanked. After three years of earning $7.18 an hour in a jewelry store, I finally found a position with my current employer, an electric co-op, as a customer service rep. I hated this job with a passion, but everything I put in for, including a couple of jobs in my chosen field of writing, paid much less than I make here. A few months ago I switched jobs. Now I deliver and pick up…
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  • Future Looks Bright for A/V Professionals

    Daniel Sullivan
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Audio-visual (A/V) professionals handle a variety of complex operational procedures ranging from selling, installing and maintaining digital signage to setting up and monitoring live, in-person presentations.  Today, these professionals are in high demand in several industries including the luxury real estate, healthcare and event / conference markets.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for A/V professionals will grow at a rate of about 14 percent until 2022. Here is a look at the types of positions that need to be filled: Salesmen:  Even the best A/V…
  • 6 Most Effective Ways to Customize Your Executive Resume – Part 2

    Daniel Sullivan
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    In this two-part series, you will learn the six most effective ways to customize your executive resume and get the attention of any hiring manager. Be sure to check out Part 1 here. The last three steps are reviewed below.   4. Spelling and Grammar Error-Free Often times when you are customizing your resume for various positions, items get moved around, abbreviated or changed – and new spelling errors and grammar errors appear. When you customize your resume be sure to thoroughly review your resume for these errors before submitting it for application. Check all of your tenses,…
  • Optimizing the SaaS Sales Funnel

    Daniel Sullivan
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Optimizing the SaaS Sales Funnel: Strong Prospecting and Negotiation Skills Are Just Part of the Process An increasing number of business leaders around the world are now choosing to invest in cloud-based applications and services.  In fact, the global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry is thriving, with an expected 2016 Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 19.5 percent. This strong avenue for revenue means that competition is heavy in the SaaS industry, so that even the best solutions will not sell themselves.  The sales process is shifting away from sales-based marketing to…
  • Short-Term Employment Contracts Increasing in Popularity

    Daniel Sullivan
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    In today’s economy and fast-paced, ever-evolving business market, hiring full time does not always make sense. Your company may have a hiring freeze that prohibits you taking on a new staff member full time, reduce tax risks associated with 1099 independent contractors, avoid the negative press that comes with having to lay workers off, or evaluate a candidate’s skills prior to offering direct employment. As such, many employers are looking for short-term workers to help meet deadlines or take on special projects. For this reason, short-term contracts are becoming increasingly popular. In…
  • 6 Most Effective Ways to Customize Your Executive Resume – Part 1

    Daniel Sullivan
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this two-part series, you will learn the six most effective ways to customize your executive resume and get the attention of any hiring manager. The first three steps are reviewed below.   1. Identify the Right Keywords Your resume needs to pass through an online application system before it will ever be seen by the recruiter or hiring manager. Online applications use specific searches to find applicable keywords to determine if you are a worthy candidate for the position you applied to. In order to make the first pass, your executive resume needs to have the right keywords for the…
 
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  • A Perfect Answer to the Weakness Question

    Don Georgevich
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:23 am
    Here’s a great way one of my customers answered the weakness question… He recently sent me his answer and I loved it… and wanted to share it with you. Here is what he said… “My greatest weakness is interviewing and talking about myself. However, when the company I used to work for closed, they offered […]
  • 7 reasons why you didn’t get the job

    Don Georgevich
    2 Sep 2014 | 12:59 pm
    You knew you were right for the job and they seemed to love you. Everything went well… so well in fact that they made you feel like an offer was looming. And two weeks later, you either never heard back from them or they informed you someone else was selected. Just because you were right […]
  • 7 dumb interview questions to avoid

    Don Georgevich
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:48 am
    One of the techniques I always cover with students in my top tier coaching class, Accelerate, is questions that are good to ask employers… …Questions that will leave them with a positive impression of you. But you want to avoid questions that might negatively affect your candidacy — leaving you wondering why you never heard […]
  • 5 questions never to ask in a job interview

    Don Georgevich
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    At the end of the interview, it’s your turn to ask the interviewer a few questions. You should already have a planned list of questions. Don’t ask questions just for the sake of asking questions. Ask meaningful questions that will help you make an informed decision about whether or not you want to work here. […]
  • 5 Best things to say in your next job interview

    Don Georgevich
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Saying the right thing in an interview won’t necessarily get you the job, but it can help keep your interview on track, avoiding disaster. Here’s my top 5 list of the best things you should consider saying in your interview. Keep in mind my top 5 list is more of a framework or methodology than […]
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  • Attendant-Housekeeping

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Marriott - Arlington, TX - Attendant-Housekeeping Attendant-HousekeepingWe make stories like this possible every day. Whether were helping a budding chef create a favorite meal, or an anxious dad find a camera full of memories, were proud to welcome our guests to a home away from home. Because at The Ritz-...
  • Financial Controller

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Michael Page Finance - Darlington County, SC - County Durham - You will be responsible for all insuring compliance with strict financial controls.You will have responsibility for a finance team and will offer financial support to all staff on site. Other responsibilities include weekly cashflow forecasting, monthly balance sheet/P&L forecast...
  • PROCESS & SALES SUPPORT ENGINEER

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    HUDSON - Arkansas - Woluwe-Saint-Lambert, Brussels - A challenging job in a strong Belgian company with a clear international-minded vision and a constant focus on innovation and quality! You provide technical support to the sales team to ensure that customers receive in depth information about the biological process of wastewat...
  • Sr. Regional Sales Manager - West Coast

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Emerson niche - Chicago, IL - Job Description Responsibilities: The Senior Regional Sales Manager reports directly to the National Sales Manager (NSM) and will be responsible for the promotion and sale of all Emerson Process Management Valve Automation products within their assigned territory. Responsib...
  • Internal IT Audit Senior Manager (Americas)

    19 Sep 2014 | 5:03 pm
    Miami, FL - Internal IT Audit Senior Manager (Americas) Holcim Internal Audit has very recently undergone a fundamental restructuring to offer higher quality services and to act as a talent development catalyst. For our Group IT Audit department, based in Miami, we are looking for a new team...
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    Career Rocketeer

  • Don’t Know How to Write a Good Resume? Ask for Help!

    Perry Newman
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Knowing what I do for a living, I was recently approached by someone that just finished reading Think Like A Freak, the latest book by bestselling authors Levitt and Dubner, and asked my opinion on an intriguing question posed in the book; What are the 3 hardest words to say in the English language? After [...] The post Don’t Know How to Write a Good Resume? Ask for Help! appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • Effective Leadership of Introverts: 7 Things for Leaders to Know

    Dorothy Tannahill-Moran
    18 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Leaders come in every personality type from Introvert to Extravert and all sorts of other flavors. One truth of effective leadership is that a good leader has to know is how to bring out the best in each person they are responsible for leading. It’s not always easy to know how to interact with some [...] The post Effective Leadership of Introverts: 7 Things for Leaders to Know appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • Are Networking Business Cards Essential for Job Seekers?

    Harry Urschel
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Job seekers are constantly told they have to network for an effective job search. That is true, and yet so many people don’t do it… or when they do, they do it poorly. There is plenty written on this site and so many others about how to become a better job search networker. One aspect [...] The post Are Networking Business Cards Essential for Job Seekers? appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • Recruiter Reveals 9 Salary Negotiation Strategies

    Margaret Buj
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    Here’s a little secret you might not know: Employers hardly ever make their best offer first, and candidates who understand effective salary negotiation strategies generally earn more than those who don’t. Also – very often people who at least attempt to ask for a higher salary are perceived more positively, since they are demonstrating the [...] The post Recruiter Reveals 9 Salary Negotiation Strategies appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • LinkedIn SEO: How to Find Keywords for Your LinkedIn Profile

    Joshua Waldman
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    I’m often asked, “Well, I know I need keywords in my Linkedin profile for LinkedIn SEO optimization, but how do I know what keywords to use?” Here is a simple list of some great places to begin growing your keyword list for your LinkedIn and other social media profiles. Use Your Brain I’m not being [...] The post LinkedIn SEO: How to Find Keywords for Your LinkedIn Profile appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
 
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  • Green Is In: How To Ask for a Raise

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    The top fashion color for 2014 may still be Radiant Orchid according to Pantone, but green accessories are also in style this fall, especially the kind that fill up your wallet or purse. And with the start of the fourth quarter and end of the year drawing near, now could be a good time to consider asking for a raise. This can undoubtedly be an intimidating task, so here are three steps to prepare you for taking the next step. 1. Consider the timing. Timing is everything, particularly when it comes to asking for a salary increase. So, think about if right now is the optimum time to discuss the…
  • 2014 Holiday Hiring Starts Now! Why Job Seekers Should Take Notice

    admin
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s the time of year when companies everywhere start gearing up for the holidays by hiring seasonal workers. From the retail industry to hospitality and manufacturing, employers are stocking up on good employees who can help get them through one of the busiest seasons of the year. Macy’s for example, has a website decked with holiday job opportunities, inviting jobseekers to “Be a part of the Magic.” And, just this week, the United Parcel Service, Inc. (UPS) announced plans to hire up to 95,000 seasonal employees, nearly double the amount they hired in 2013. Seasonal Jobs Really Can…
  • This Week is National Staffing Employee Week

    admin
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    National Staffing Employee Week is Sept. 15-21 and we want to show our appreciation for the 3 million men and women who make up the temporary and contract workforce in the United States every week, and especially the more than 400,000 people who work for Express every year. You might think that only a small percentage of U.S. workers are temporary or contract workers. But, that’s not the case. In fact, according to the American Staffing Association (ASA), 11 million workers are hired by U.S. staffing firms during the course of a year. The Benefits of Being a Temporary Worker Being employed…
  • Three Skills You Need to Land Your Next Job

    admin
    12 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    If you’ve experienced struggles and rejection during your job search, you may feel like you’ll never be able to understand what employers are looking for in job applicants. Thankfully, new survey results reveal the top three hard skills that hiring managers believe candidates should posess. Rather than “soft” skills like etiquette, communication, and time management, hard skills are teachable abilities or skill sets that can be measured, like typing speed or proficiency in computer programming. In a survey of 115 Express Employment Professionals offices, the three most important hard…
  • Touch Down! 4 Game-Changing Career Moves

    admin
    10 Sep 2014 | 11:49 am
    With fall comes one of the most beloved American pastimes – football! Beyond the joys of tailgating, catching up on your Fantasy Football team, or getting together for chilly games, football can also teach us a lot about business success. What we learn from one of America’s favorite sports demonstrates that serious training, making plays in overtime, and judging strategy are as easily applied to your career as it is on the 50-yard line. So suit up, put your game face on, and check out these tips on how to apply football strategies to your career advancement. 1. Change Strategies Mid-Game…
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  • You Have to Believe in Second Chances

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

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

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

    Deborah Brody Hamilton
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    I haven’t exactly read Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In, but I did read excerpts of it online, and I have heard it discussed ad nauseam. Despite my skepticism, the parts I read were well researched and written. I get her point. After all, I’ve been a “leaner” my whole life. In the first grade I “leaned  in” and got what I considered a plum assignment from the teacher. I got to perch on her desk and read to the class, while she went out for a cigarette. In the seventh grade, I “leaned in” and ran for student council. I was the only girl running, and rose to office with the…
  • Back to the Future Means Back at Work

    G Peters
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Yes, I’ve zipped up my Marty McFly and set the flux capacitor to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity needed to propel my personal DeLorean time machine of a career back to the future. In 1985, actor Michael J. Fox introduced us to Mcfly in the first film in the “Back to the Future” trilogy in which he was transported back in time with the help of some nifty science fiction in the form of a converted DeLorean. It was around this same time that I landed my first job as a reporter at a tiny newspaper in the Midwest. In college, I had studied to become a photographer, but my advisers…
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  • Share Your ZipRecruiter Hiring Success Story

    Scott Garner
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:33 pm
    If we've successfully helped you hire for your small business, we'd love to hear your story. Just tell us how we helped, and we may feature your company on ZipRecruiter! The post Share Your ZipRecruiter Hiring Success Story appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • 5 Crucial Things to Remember About Networking

    Nicole Cavazos
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:11 am
    Networking may seem intimidating at first, but the more you incorporate it into your everyday life, the more natural it will feel. Here’s a brief review on the basics of networking. The post 5 Crucial Things to Remember About Networking appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • Obamacare and Small Business: Everything You Need to Know

    Matt Krumrie
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:40 am
    Everything small business owners need to know about Obamacare implementation as open enrollment for employer-provided health insurance approaches. The post Obamacare and Small Business: Everything You Need to Know appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • What to Do if You’re Late for a Job Interview

    Nicole Cavazos
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:12 am
    Avoid being late for a job interview at all costs. If it just can’t be helped, here are some suggestions for dealing with it as effectively as possible. The post What to Do if You’re Late for a Job Interview appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • How to Write a Job Ad: Best Practices and Tips

    Matt Krumrie
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    There isn't a one-size-fits-all job ad or template that works for every job, industry or company, but there are strategies and tips to follow that can help you attract the best candidates through your job ad. The post How to Write a Job Ad: Best Practices and Tips appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
 
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  • Future Looks Bright for A/V Professionals

    Daniel Sullivan
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Audio-visual (A/V) professionals handle a variety of complex operational procedures ranging from selling, installing and maintaining digital signage to setting up and monitoring live, in-person presentations.  Today, these professionals are in high demand in several industries including the luxury real estate, healthcare and event / conference markets.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for A/V professionals will grow at a rate of about 14 percent until 2022. Here is a look at the types of positions that need to be filled: Salesmen:  Even the best A/V…
  • 6 Most Effective Ways to Customize Your Executive Resume – Part 2

    Daniel Sullivan
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    In this two-part series, you will learn the six most effective ways to customize your executive resume and get the attention of any hiring manager. Be sure to check out Part 1 here. The last three steps are reviewed below.   4. Spelling and Grammar Error-Free Often times when you are customizing your resume for various positions, items get moved around, abbreviated or changed – and new spelling errors and grammar errors appear. When you customize your resume be sure to thoroughly review your resume for these errors before submitting it for application. Check all of your tenses,…
  • Optimizing the SaaS Sales Funnel

    Daniel Sullivan
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Optimizing the SaaS Sales Funnel: Strong Prospecting and Negotiation Skills Are Just Part of the Process An increasing number of business leaders around the world are now choosing to invest in cloud-based applications and services.  In fact, the global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry is thriving, with an expected 2016 Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 19.5 percent. This strong avenue for revenue means that competition is heavy in the SaaS industry, so that even the best solutions will not sell themselves.  The sales process is shifting away from sales-based marketing to…
  • Short-Term Employment Contracts Increasing in Popularity

    Daniel Sullivan
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    In today’s economy and fast-paced, ever-evolving business market, hiring full time does not always make sense. Your company may have a hiring freeze that prohibits you taking on a new staff member full time, reduce tax risks associated with 1099 independent contractors, avoid the negative press that comes with having to lay workers off, or evaluate a candidate’s skills prior to offering direct employment. As such, many employers are looking for short-term workers to help meet deadlines or take on special projects. For this reason, short-term contracts are becoming increasingly popular. In…
  • 6 Most Effective Ways to Customize Your Executive Resume – Part 1

    Daniel Sullivan
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this two-part series, you will learn the six most effective ways to customize your executive resume and get the attention of any hiring manager. The first three steps are reviewed below.   1. Identify the Right Keywords Your resume needs to pass through an online application system before it will ever be seen by the recruiter or hiring manager. Online applications use specific searches to find applicable keywords to determine if you are a worthy candidate for the position you applied to. In order to make the first pass, your executive resume needs to have the right keywords for the…
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    The Recruiters Lounge

  • The Age of Social Recruiting [INFOGRAPHIC]

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

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

    Jessica Merrell
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:16 am
    TalentCircles, whose mission is to transform recruiting by offering a comprehensive interactive talent engagement platform for desktops, smartphones and tablets, has completed yet another major accomplishment: its ADA (Americans with Disabilities) implementation for visually impaired candidates and recruiters. The National Federation of the Blind estimates that there are about 6,211,700 visually impaired people aged between 16 […]
  • Learn How to Recruit Using AngelList

    Blake McCammon
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:17 am
    Like with early stage investing, AngelList holds explosive possibilities for the extremely messy and noisy process of matchmaking companies with their people. Founders spend way too much time pitching their company to investors. AngelList makes it completely simple. It pares back most of the BS but preserves much of the core informational and social processes […]
  • Secret to Effective Referral Recruiting Emails & InMail on LinkedIn

    Jessica Merrell
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:17 am
    This is part 3 of my LinkedIn InMail Messaging series. You read part one and part two. Hands down my favorite way of finding candidate diamonds in the rough is through referrals and recommendations either within my network or someone who I come acrossed that is connected and willing to share. There is a fine art […]
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    Career Musings

  • It is a Dumb Idea to Dumb Down Your Resume

    Daisy Wright
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:18 pm
    It is a dumb idea if you have been advised by the experts to dumb down your resume. Unless, of course, you have been inflating your responsibilities and accomplishments, and if that’s the case, you need to get your head examined. September is Update Your Resume Month, an annual event launched 14 years ago by Career Directors International. Its intention is to remind everyone – job seekers, and those not actively looking – to set aside time to take a fresh look at their resumes and make sure it is current. This is important, but while preparing to update your resume, take some time to…
  • Networking Tools to Manage Your Job Search

    Daisy Wright
    28 Aug 2014 | 8:11 pm
    How would you like to easily manage your job search, especially after you lazed through the summer months, and suspended your job search activities? It’s about time! The kids are heading back to school in a few days, and the lazy, and somewhat hazy days of summer have come and gone. Now you won’t have any excuses for not ramping up your job search. It’s time to get back to job search school, and the first subject I recommend you enroll in is, How to Network Effectively. To assist you, I am introducing two networking tools to manage your job search. They are Twoople and…
  • 5 Job Search Mistakes You Should Avoid

    Daisy Wright
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    From time to time job seekers, prospective clients and clients discuss with me the difficulties they face in finding a job, or getting interviews. Sometimes, these conversations come from unexpected sources: mid-career professionals, managers, and executives. Most times I empathize with these individuals because the job search process can take a toll on anyone; people get into panic mode, and all rational thinking goes through the window. Sometimes, though, I have to be direct and tell them to hit the delete button on negative thinking. Professionals at these levels should be focusing on who…
  • The Best Day For Your Job Search

    Daisy Wright
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:02 am
    Job seeker, this is another sporadic dose of the Monday Rx, a picker-upper to help you get through Mondays. I say ‘sporadic’ because, honestly, it’s not every Monday that I write such a blog post! Are you having a case of the Monday Morning Blues? Grab your favourite cup of coffee, perk yourself up, and get ready for some great news! Today, Monday, is the best day to submit your resume to the employer (or employers) you have been targeting. A survey conducted by Bright.com (prior to its acquisition by LinkedIn in February 2014), indicated that the best day to apply for a job…
  • Did They Really Call You That?

    Daisy Wright
    11 Jun 2014 | 5:40 am
      Did they really call you that? Pardon the term, but have you ever been called a networking ‘ask-hole’? Someone who is always asking for a job; asking for an introduction to someone’s network, asking for favours…sometimes from complete strangers they just connected with on LinkedIn? The term ‘ask-hole’ is certainly unflattering, (and I am cringing at its use), but if you were really described as such, you may have fallen into the misconception trap that networking (or merely connecting with people) is all about asking for favours. Every job seeker has…
 
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  • Your worst consulting stories–and how to prevent these mistakes

    Greg Miliates
    19 Sep 2014 | 2:26 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. I’ve been getting some REALLY interesting emails from you about the biggest, worst consulting stories & mistakes you’ve made with pricing. Here are 2 I want to share where LOTS of money was lost: and: Have you been in a similar situation–wanted the work or the client or thought/hoped it’d lead to further work? Are you afraid you’ll make similar consulting mistakes–maybe working for HALF of what you’re worth, or lose out on $10′s of thousands of dollars…
  • The time I lost $1,200 by not shutting up (how NOT to discuss your consulting rate)

    Greg Miliates
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:01 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. The other day, I shared my awkward, cringe-worthy consulting story (one of them…) from my earliest consulting days, where I called a client who I’d worked with from my previous job, and stammered something like, “I just wanted to let you know that I’m available for consulting, and, um…wondered if you had any projects you might need help with…?” Today, we’re going to talk about how to discuss your consulting rate. Lots of you shared your cringe-worthy…
  • What should I charge? (why the most common advice is wrong)

    Greg Miliates
    17 Sep 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. Whether you’ve been consulting for years or haven’t yet landed your first client, what I’m covering here applies to you. And it addresses one of the biggest questions you ask: What should I charge? First, I’m going to talk about one of the most common pieces of advice about consulting, why that advice is dead wrong, and how it’s sabotaging your business. Then, I’ll give you a hint of what I have in store over the next few days for you. The most common consulting advice,…
  • The 1 question you need to answer when you start consulting

    Greg Miliates
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:52 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. There’s a question you need to answer when you start consulting (or any business) that’s crucial to your success. Once you know the question, it’ll seem ridiculously obvious. But still, few ask it, and fewer still know how to answer it. Before I show you what I mean, here’s an example of what you might be doing right now as you start consulting. Keep in mind that starting a consulting business is, essentially, learning a new skill: the skill of building a successful business.
  • The surprising thing you told me about getting clients

    Greg Miliates
    7 Jul 2014 | 10:34 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. Thanks to those of you who took a minute to complete the recent survey. Your answers showed some interesting themes and uncovered something surprising about getting clients. Also, congrats to Kim R. who won the $100 Amazon gift card that I gave away during the survey! Quick summary of your survey results Interestingly, the things that Kim R. said echoed what many of you said: She wants to go from a single client to more clients, and boost her income along the way. Most of you said something similar,…
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  • 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.
  • 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, coworker, 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.
  • One Question that Gags Your Inner Critic

    benfanning
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    The critical inner voice --- "Who do you think you are?" I was trembling, getting ready to go in front of my first group as Chief Burnout Officer. I’d given lots of presentations at the office and to clients before, but this one felt a lot more personal.
  • How to Build Your Most Supportive Community

    benfanning
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    I've always been a sociable guy. I love to meet new people and after years of working in organizations I've built a robust corporate network including almost 10,000 LinkedIn connections...if you count that sort of thing. Despite this network though, there was a gap... Here's a review of the course that helped solve this problem.
  • One Question Successful Employees Always Answer (WIFM)

    benfanning
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    Ever strolled into the boss' office, shared a big idea, then discovered it fell flat? Or ever put your heart and soul into a presentation but found the audience sleeping? It's pretty easy to get frustrated in these situations. So today I'm offering a tip to boost your effectiveness and ease the frustration...
 
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  • Webinar Wrap-Up: Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce in a Customer Service Environment

    Jason Provost
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:15 am
    Managing the differences between the generations in the workplace has proven to be difficult for many business leaders. Generational challenges and dissimilar working styles are ever-present and can cause a disconnect between employers and employees. When you add the headaches associated with a customer service environment to these generational differences, serious operational issues can arise and impact your bottom line. Adecco’s recent webinar, “Managing a Multi-Generational Workforce in a Customer Service Environment,” helps leaders and managers mitigate these issues.
  • August brought fewer new jobs than expected, but several industries saw steady growth

    Meredith Craig
    17 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The United States generated 142,000 new jobs in August, breaking the six-month streak of +200,000 job gains. This number comes in well below what economists were expecting, however, August is historically a slower month for job growth. The unemployment rate dropped slightly from 6.2 percent to 6.1 percent.  During the past year, the unemployment rate and the number of unemployed persons have declined by 1.1 percentage points, and 1.7 million, respectively. Revisions to prior months showed that both June and July had seen 28,000 fewer new jobs than was previously reported. The June payroll…
  • Celebrating National Staffing Employee Week: Sept. 15-21

    Adecco
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:31 am
    On any given day, Adecco connects more than 70,000 talented workers to the best job opportunities across the country. We know just how hard our Associates work and how much time they spend in the workplace. That’s why we want to make sure they have the right position at the right company, as well as the resources to realize their career goals. During National Staffing Employee Week – and every week – we wish our Associates abundant success as Adecco temporary and contract workers.  What is National Staffing Employee Week? Organizations big and small work with staffing…
  • Taking on the job hunt like a fantasy football draft

    Claire Topalian
    12 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    With fantasy football drafts in full gear, it’s easy to see a few parallels between the research-based, tactical processes of drafting a great team and landing a dream job. Below are a few tips to maximize your job search that also translate into tactics for fantasy football. Organize your leads and look to eliminate risk For those putting together fantasy football teams, it is wise to avoid big risks and unpredictable behaviors and players. Similarly, when researching and setting a plan for your job hunt, be sure to organize your job prospects into categories – making sure that a…
  • The top 7 skills for content marketing jobs

    Adecco
    9 Sep 2014 | 3:49 am
    The game has changed in marketing. Traditional advertising and highly structured marketing campaigns are fast being replaced by more nimble approaches that feature content marketing as a means to raise awareness, build brand loyalty, and, ultimately, sell products and services. The revolution is already well under way. Studies show 44.9 percent of B2B companies plan to hire for content marketing in the next year. Of the companies that already have a content marketing team in place, 98 percent expect to grow in the next year. Meanwhile, more than 9 out of 10 companies report that writing and…
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  • You Have to Believe in Second Chances

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

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

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

    Deborah Brody Hamilton
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    I haven’t exactly read Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In, but I did read excerpts of it online, and I have heard it discussed ad nauseam. Despite my skepticism, the parts I read were well researched and written. I get her point. After all, I’ve been a “leaner” my whole life. In the first grade I “leaned  in” and got what I considered a plum assignment from the teacher. I got to perch on her desk and read to the class, while she went out for a cigarette. In the seventh grade, I “leaned in” and ran for student council. I was the only girl running, and rose to office with the…
  • Back to the Future Means Back at Work

    G Peters
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Yes, I’ve zipped up my Marty McFly and set the flux capacitor to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity needed to propel my personal DeLorean time machine of a career back to the future. In 1985, actor Michael J. Fox introduced us to Mcfly in the first film in the “Back to the Future” trilogy in which he was transported back in time with the help of some nifty science fiction in the form of a converted DeLorean. It was around this same time that I landed my first job as a reporter at a tiny newspaper in the Midwest. In college, I had studied to become a photographer, but my advisers…
 
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  • Fall 2014 Scholarship Winners Announcement!

    16 Sep 2014 | 12:03 am
    First of all, Resume Companion would like to say a thank you to all that applied for the Fall 2014 $1,000 scholarship. It's great to see so much interest and I hope you all learned a bit about how to write an effective resume. Following the July 15th deadline, the judges had an enormous task of reading every single application so we apologize for the delay in announcing the winner, however we deemed it only fair that each application was read. We literally read thousands of resumes, for just about every popular character we could think of, from Santa to Jesus, from Hitler to Sponge-bob,…
  • Fall 2014 Scholarship - Latest News and Updates

    11 Aug 2014 | 9:41 am
  • Spring 2014 Scholarship Winners Announcement!

    20 Dec 2013 | 7:18 pm
    We announce the scholarship finalists and runners-up for the Spring 2014 semester. Read some funny and entertaining resumes, including Porky-Pig, Kris Kringle and Nostradamus!
  • 10 Celebrity Resumes Released! Leaked by Resume Companion!

    18 Dec 2013 | 7:00 pm
    The Spring 2014 resume submissions from our scholarship contestants were creative, hilarious, and funny. Check them out inside!
  • Ultimate Guide To Becoming A Professional Resume Writer

    9 Dec 2013 | 2:17 am
    Ever wonder what it takes to become a professional resume writer? Looking to make a little extra money? Check out this guide to becoming a professional resume writer if the answer to either of those questions was yes! 
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  • The Right Way to Answer Residency Interview Questions

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

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

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

    Pamela Skillings
    12 Jun 2014 | 1:32 pm
    This is the first in our new series on harnessing the power of LinkedIn for your job search. In this first post, Elizabeth Magill covers everything you need to know to turn your LinkedIn profile into an effective tool for landing interviews and attracting opportunities. We’re starting with the basic — and most influential — upgrades that you can make if you’re new to LinkedIn or if you’ve been neglecting your profile. Check back for future posts, which will cover more advanced techniques for leveraging LinkedIn to advance your career. The majority of hiring…
  • How to Answer Top Java Interview Questions

    Pamela Skillings
    27 May 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Hiring experts agree that Java is one of the most in-demand tech skills. But how do you get one of those hot jobs? First you have to artfully ace those pesky Java interview questions. We asked John Zukowski, an experienced Java pro who has also interviewed and hired many developers, to provide his expert advice on how to prepare for the most common Java interview questions. Interviewing for a Java-related job can be difficult. You might be going for a typical software development job, but the range of questions you can face makes the SATs seem easy. With this article, you will be better…
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  • 6 Careers for Social Good

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

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

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

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

    Lucas
    13 Jun 2014 | 7:50 am
    Starting a business requires hard work, creativity, and a high degree of financial literacy. Whether you are thinking about starting a business or are already a proprietor, it is important to know what factors can affect your bottom line and how to protect yourself from unnecessary profit loss. The chargeback is a consumer protection mechanism that can be abused to hurt merchants–though merchants seldom discuss it. What Is a Chargeback? Chargebacks exist to protect consumers [...]
 
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    Job Seeker Blog - Spark Hire

  • How to Make Sure Your Resume Gets to the Top of the Pile (And Not the Bottom of the Trash)

    Guest Post
    16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I’m a hiring manager and let me tell you, I’ve had a ton of resumes come across my desk. I’ve seen resumes with technicolor fonts, personalized logos in place of names, and lots of boldfaced writing. You know what they all have in common? They scream, “Don’t throw me away!” For all of you resume decorators out there, I don’t blame you. When applying for a job, of course you’re trying to get your resume noticed! There’s nothing wrong with jazzing it up a bit — a little Sans Serif here, a little splash of color there — but don’t count on that to keep your resume…
  • 4 Best Ways to Prepare for a Phone Interview

    Julia Weeks
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Being a job seeker in today’s economy is tough work.  Applying to job, after job, after job with limited to no replies can become quiet discouraging.  Knowing that you are competing with a large pool of qualified candidates, it’s important that you are prepared when you finally receive the request for a phone interview.  1. Resume One of the most important things you can do when preparing for a phone interview is to have a copy of your resume in front of you.  As a recruiter and previous hiring manager, I have conducted phone interviews in the past where candidates struggle to…
  • The Subtle Body Language Quirks That Can Ruin Your Video Interview

    Lauren Levine
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Body language is important during any sort of job interview, but it becomes absolutely crucial when you’re doing a video interview. Since you’re not face-to-face with the other person, the hiring manager will rely on your tone of voice, hand gestures, and other subtle cues to get a sense of who you are and if you’d be a good fit for the job. Before you head into a video interview, become aware of some of the body language quirks that can hurt you during the conversation. They include: Playing with your hair Many women do this without even realizing it, particularly when we’re thinking…
  • The Questions You Absolutely Should and Shouldn’t Ask During An Interview

    Lauren Levine
    12 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Regardless of the kind of company you’re interviewing with, you can be pretty confident that your interviewer will wrap up the discussion by asking if you have questions. The questions you toss out during this time can shape your interviewer’s impression of you, so make sure to pose them carefully. Here are some inquiries to ask, as well as some to avoid: What to ask What kinds of people have been successful here in the past? This shows that you’re focused on the big picture and aren’t just looking to land the role and leave a few months later. You want to grow and succeed, and are in…
  • How to Properly Prepare for a Video Interview

    Julia Weeks
    9 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    When you’ve been on the job hunt for a while, you may have a lot of questions about the increasingly popular video interviews.  Never fear, preparing for your first video interview is quite simple and can actually be much easier versus an in-person interview.  There are a few simple things you will need to take into consideration prior to the interview. Location, Location, Location! It is important to think about the location you plan on being in for the video interview.  If you are currently employed, please do not plan to attend a video interview in your current place of business. …
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    THE PREPARY

  • How do you know when it’s time to leave your job?

    Jaime Petkanics
    16 Sep 2014 | 3:55 pm
    Now THIS is a tough question. Before I even start diving into my thoughts, let me just say that there is no tried-and-true formula that’s going to give you an easy answer. It’s a tough and very personal decision that at the end of the day will have pros and cons. If had a penny for everyone I’ve encountered who hates, dislikes, or feels lukewarm about their job, I’d be rich! Finding a perfect job situation is rare. What you’re more likely to find is a job that you feel okay about, with good days and bad days, with nice people and crappy people… this is just…
  • How to make the most out of your next career fair

    Jaime Petkanics
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In both of my recruiting roles (JPMorgan and Tory Burch) I attended quite a few career fairs looking to meet and share information with talented students. For recruiters, career fairs are fun and a great way to get in front of a ton of people at once. For students, they’re a really good opportunity to meet and learn about many different companies in one room. They’re efficient, but also kind of crazy and intimidating. There are tons of people running around, lining up at the most popular booths, and awkwardly approaching recruiters for “mini-chats” not knowing exactly…
  • Can’t think of great resume bullets? Here’s a quick trick

    Jaime Petkanics
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    When you get to the end of a job or internship, your first order of business should be to update your resume. It is so much easier to do this while the experience is fresh in your mind versus if you wait a few weeks, months, or longer. While writing great resume bullets is going to be a lot easier if you do it right away, people often get a strong dose of writers block during this task. It’s daunting to sum up a summer or few years of your professional life in just a few bullets. by Dave Carpenter I know what that’s like. In fact, I am overdue for a resume update myself! If…
  • Should I negotiate my job offer?

    Jaime Petkanics
    4 Sep 2014 | 1:42 pm
    When I think back to the many clients I’ve worked with who’ve landed new jobs, there is one question that always remains before we’re signed, sealed, and delivered… and that is “Should I negotiate my job offer?” As much as I’m all about “ask for more” the answer is not as simple as yes or no. It really depends on a few factors which I’m going to discuss in this post… Yes, you should negotiate your offer if… During the interview process, you discussed what your salary expectations were, the recruiter or Hiring Manager…
  • Recommended reading: The Intern Issue on Tory Daily

    Jaime Petkanics
    2 Sep 2014 | 4:05 pm
    Happy September everyone! I can’t believe how fast this summer went and I’m looking forward to a productive and fun fall season. For today, I wanted to share a series I’ve really been enjoying on the topic of internships. Of course I’m a bit biased, but I am a fan of all things Tory Burch – spending 4 years of my career working there is one of the best decisions I made. Disclaimer aside, I’ve always felt their blog (Tory Daily) is best in class. I love that it covers diverse topics and people, and I feel like I learn something new and interesting…
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  • Future Looks Bright for A/V Professionals

    Daniel Sullivan
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Audio-visual (A/V) professionals handle a variety of complex operational procedures ranging from selling, installing and maintaining digital signage to setting up and monitoring live, in-person presentations.  Today, these professionals are in high demand in several industries including the luxury real estate, healthcare and event / conference markets.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for A/V professionals will grow at a rate of about 14 percent until 2022. Here is a look at the types of positions that need to be filled: Salesmen:  Even the best A/V…
  • 6 Most Effective Ways to Customize Your Executive Resume – Part 2

    Daniel Sullivan
    9 Sep 2014 | 7:00 pm
    In this two-part series, you will learn the six most effective ways to customize your executive resume and get the attention of any hiring manager. Be sure to check out Part 1 here. The last three steps are reviewed below.   4. Spelling and Grammar Error-Free Often times when you are customizing your resume for various positions, items get moved around, abbreviated or changed – and new spelling errors and grammar errors appear. When you customize your resume be sure to thoroughly review your resume for these errors before submitting it for application. Check all of your tenses,…
  • Optimizing the SaaS Sales Funnel

    Daniel Sullivan
    9 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Optimizing the SaaS Sales Funnel: Strong Prospecting and Negotiation Skills Are Just Part of the Process An increasing number of business leaders around the world are now choosing to invest in cloud-based applications and services.  In fact, the global Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) industry is thriving, with an expected 2016 Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 19.5 percent. This strong avenue for revenue means that competition is heavy in the SaaS industry, so that even the best solutions will not sell themselves.  The sales process is shifting away from sales-based marketing to…
  • Short-Term Employment Contracts Increasing in Popularity

    Daniel Sullivan
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:32 am
    In today’s economy and fast-paced, ever-evolving business market, hiring full time does not always make sense. Your company may have a hiring freeze that prohibits you taking on a new staff member full time, reduce tax risks associated with 1099 independent contractors, avoid the negative press that comes with having to lay workers off, or evaluate a candidate’s skills prior to offering direct employment. As such, many employers are looking for short-term workers to help meet deadlines or take on special projects. For this reason, short-term contracts are becoming increasingly popular. In…
  • 6 Most Effective Ways to Customize Your Executive Resume – Part 1

    Daniel Sullivan
    2 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    In this two-part series, you will learn the six most effective ways to customize your executive resume and get the attention of any hiring manager. The first three steps are reviewed below.   1. Identify the Right Keywords Your resume needs to pass through an online application system before it will ever be seen by the recruiter or hiring manager. Online applications use specific searches to find applicable keywords to determine if you are a worthy candidate for the position you applied to. In order to make the first pass, your executive resume needs to have the right keywords for the…
 
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    HER AGENDA

  • The Ray Rice Video Sparks National Domestic Violence Conversation, Prompts Increase In Calls To Hotline Reporting Abuse

    Shanell Peterson
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:42 am
    The news has been over flowing with stories about the National Football League since a video of former football player Ray Rice was leaked on TMZ. In this video you see Ray Rice punch his fiancee in an elevator. As you can imagine, this video has sparked a lot of conversation. From new personal conduct policies to tax breaks, everyday the public hears new stories focusing on the NFL. Businesses like the Radisson hotel chain have dropped sponsorships with the League. The most recent topic, however, is around CoverGirl not dropping their sponsorship of the NFL. Featuring women like Ellen…
  • Three Ways To Manage Your Time Better

    Masani Bailey
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:43 am
    Time flies and now more than ever is the most important time to be utilizing it to your best ability. Timeliness not only helps you achieve more in a day but is a great quality to have as a budding professional. If you ever feel yourself running out of time or simply not having enough read the tips below to help you make the most out of your time. 1. Set More Than 1 Alarm Setting an alarm (or a few) in the morning to make sure you wake up is a great way to start the day but why stop there? Set an alarm and use it as a reminder for you to do the things on your daily to do list. Set one…
  • 6 Tips for Networking at a Panel Event

    Asha Boston
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:30 am
    Networking at the end of a panel event is a little like playing the Hunger Games. No one is safe. There’s a lot of plotting, pushing and pinning down to be the last and most significant one standing (with a notable business card in hand that is.) Although the rush of people is inevitable, your experience doesn’t have feel so chaotic. Panel events are prime opportunities to get yourself out there! Not only do the panelists share their stories of success they often interact with attendees and offer extremely insightful advice. Leaving the event with connections may seem like a…
  • 7 Ways To Beat The Afternoon Slump

    Skillcrush
    15 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    By Meredith Lepore We’ve all been there. There is no lunch to look forward to and going home is hours away, but you can’t keep your eyes open. The afternoon lulls are the worst. They can completely halt progress and throw off the rest of your day. Here are a few tips for combatting the afternoon slowdown. 1. Eat healthy snacks throughout the day Though the easiest thing is to go grab a coffee or a double shot latte when you start to feel your energy drop, that is just going to mess you up in the long run. It will make you hungrier and mess up your sleep pattern. You can prevent the energy…
  • Women-Owned Businesses Are Thriving According To A New Report

    Masani Bailey
    12 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    Women all over the nation are revamping the word boss. As of 2014, 9.1 million women-owned business are thriving in the United States and generating over $1.4 trillion in revenue, according to a recent report on the state of women owned businesses from American Express. Since 2007, about 506 women owned businesses have started per day. That’s about 21 new women-owned businesses starting every hour nationwide. Major Metropolitan cities like New York, Los Angles, Chicago, and Miami are topping the charts with collectively housing over one million women-owned firms. More than ever women are…
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    Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs

  • Female Ex-offender in NC Needs help Finding Jobs

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

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

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

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

    Eric Mayo
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    I am a felon with a degree, can I get a job?   Hello I’m 26  years old I was adjudged guilty  in Florida of a felony in 2007 of child neglect at that time i was 19 or 20 and what happened was a mistake right now its very hard with finding jobs I […] The post I am a felon with a degree, can I get a job? appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
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    Yolk Recruitment blog

  • 5 Traits of Successful Leaders

    30 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Perhaps getting into the mind set of our peers who are at the top of their game will help us step up our game here are 5 traits we can all easily adopt! 1 Plan Sounds silly but how often do we plan? Good leaders have everything planned out, they know what they have to do and when to do it.
  • Next HR Insights Seminar 21st October

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Our next HR Insights Session will once again be led by Anna Denton-Jones, Director of Refreshing Law Ltd who take a down to earth and pragmatic approach to employment law.
  • 5 Tips to Dress for Business Success

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Tip 1 ensure the right fit! The biggest failure in dressing is that clothes don t fit suit arms should sit just above the shirt sleeve, trousers should not be baggy but just float delicately on the shoes.
  • Yolk Appear on the FastGrowth50 List for the 2nd Year Running

    14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The 50 fastest growing companies in Wales 2014 have just been announced and Yolk are delighted to be on the list for the second year running.
  • Sign up now for our next HR Insights session

    17 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    As well as the main seminar session there will also be the usual open Q & A Session where attendees can ask Anna any burning employment or HR questions.
 
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    Amplify Talent

  • A Case For Reinventing Job Descriptions

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

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

    Lars Schmidt
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    Today's Cool Tool Quickie is a new tool aimed at replacing the contacts app on your phone - Humin. Humin takes your phone address book to the next level, providing contextual information about your contacts (where you met, location, company, etc.). It integrates to social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook, as well as your email and calendar clients, to provide rich profile data on your contacts.
  • Glassdoor Summit Preview: You Say You Want A [r]Evolution? #GDSummit

    Lars Schmidt
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    What if...we started over. What if we built recruiting today, based on current job search behaviors and expectations? What would it look like?
  • Cool Tools Podcast: Wearables, Kickstarter, RevolutionHR

    Lars Schmidt
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    This weeks Cool Tools podcast covered a topic that’s near and dear to my heart – wearables. Craig (@Fishdogs) and I geek out on some of our favorite tech, and discuss wearable technology’s impact on the workplace. Guest Brady Bruner from RevolutionHR chimes in on it’s impact on performance management.Filed under: CoolTools, Podcast
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    Direct Recruiters Inc. » DRI Candidate Advice

  • 5 BIG Reasons Why You Didn’t Get a Call to Interview

    Direct Recruiters
    10 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    The good news is that employers are now hiring more people and for better-paying positions. The bad news is that many qualified candidates aren’t getting called to interview for these positions.  From our experience and vantage point, there are 5 BIG reasons why you didn’t get called and what you can do about it. 1)      You didn’t follow directions or proper decorum.  If the job posting says “no phone calls” then don’t call. Also, send only what they ask you to send. No need to include your salary in this initial contact.  If you received the job lead through networking,…
  • The 21st Century Professional…Why You Should Have a Complete & Proper LinkedIn Profile by Dan Miller, Labels Executive Recruiter

    Direct Recruiters
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    When is the last time you went to work in your pajamas?  Even Fridays aren’t that casual!  How you dress says a lot about you, your self-worth and your level of respect for those around you.  In today’s world, the “business dress” for the E-Workplace is undoubtedly the LinkedIn Profile.  Think of LinkedIn as a global trade show.  My favorite part of attending trade shows is you never know who you’ll run into and LinkedIn is no exception!  College graduates on the job hunt, potential employees, potential employers, old contacts and other business professionals will all look you…
  • Top 5 Lies on Resumes by Guest Blogger John Yurkschatt, Recruitment Manager, DCA

    Direct Recruiters
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    Have you ever lied on your resume or embellished the truth when speaking with a recruiter or hiring manager? It happens fairly often and it puzzles me because background checks and references are quite easy to conduct. In addition, a simple Google search can quickly uncover false information. Recently I caught a candidate in the midst of a lie just by asking the same question twice. The first time I spoke with him, he said he made $80,000 in 2013 and wanted to better himself by changing jobs. When I called back a week later and asked that same question again to make sure that the position I…
  • 6 Ways Personal PR Can Help When Job Hunting by Matt Weisman, Intern at Direct Recruiters

    Direct Recruiters
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Public Relations is important for companies to promote and maintain a positive image, but it’s also important for an individual who is searching for a job. If you do not know how to make yourself stand out in the right way, you may lose an opportunity to someone who does. If you aren’t knowledgeable about the company you are interviewing for, you are at a disadvantage to a candidate who is. Not knowing the proper way to use social media and how to network can hurt you as well. How can you use public relations to help with your search? Here are 6 good ways: Promote Yourself- Find your…
  • 7 Factors That Influence Whether You Get Hired or Not by Barb Miller, DRI

    Direct Recruiters
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    What is going through a hiring manager’s head when selecting a candidate? There are 7 top factors that influence their decision making about whether you get hired: A Great Resume. To get noticed in the first place, you have to have an impressive resume. Remember, your resume is the first impression the hiring manager will have of you. Keep it current and fresh. Also, look at other people’s resume typical to your industry and check how yours compares. Showing Long-Term Potential. Employers want people in their organization to work their way up and grow with the company. Flags go up…
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    Career Intelligence Blog

  • Mastering The Art of Personal Branding Online

    Hiten Kamari Popat
    3 Sep 2014 | 4:11 am
    Last week we had a brief insight into understanding the power of personal branding Today we will be looking into how we can make an impact online. “We cannot change who we are but we can change what people see.” Now ask yourself, what do you want people to see? And then take into consideration where they can see it. Google being the primary search engine for users worldwide. Step 1) Google yourself. Step 2) Take note on each of the websites which appear (is the information about you, or someone else with the same name?) See which websites come up at the top end of the search…
  • 5 Reasons Why Twitter is a Better Branding Platform Than Facebook

    Hiten Kamari Popat
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:34 am
    Introducing Twitter, with 150 Million active users strong and the number of people joining daily on the rapid incline projects a heavy contrast to Facebook – which has recently been significantly less utilised by the average user. Well, what makes Twitter so special? Here’s 5 reasons why. 1. Twitter provides real time news Not everybody is a news reporter in the real world, but on Twitter, they pretty much are. Before your local news site is able to publish an article about an event or occurrence you better believe somebody has already posted about it on Twitter. For example, there…
  • The Power of Personal Branding

    Hiten Kamari Popat
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:59 am
    The grey area for most, that is ‘Personal Branding’. What is it? Where is it used? And how can one prosper from its digital implementation? Using classical advertising analysis I will briefly take you through the key steps to fully understand why personal branding is important in today’s Digital Era. Next week, we will take a look into how we can start making an impact online. But first, the fundamentals. ‘Branding’ alone, according to the business dictionary is: The process involved in creating a unique name and image for a product in the consumers’ mind, mainly through…
  • Emerging Markets: Vietnam

    Jamie McDermott
    28 Aug 2014 | 3:19 am
    In this week’s ‘Emerging Markets’ article we discover Vietnam, and what benefits this incredibly beautiful country has to offer to one’s professional life. Vietnam: Well worth your while Tucked between the Gulf of Thailand and the Gulf of Tonkin, Vietnam’s geographical peculiarity offers the most singular landscapes in the world. Combined with a low cost of living, the country’s steady improvements in infrastructure have made it an increasingly attractive destination for expatriates. Early in 2012, Vietnam introduced an extensive reform program focusing on public…
  • From CEO to Chairman – The Transition – Part 1

    Jamie McDermott
    28 Aug 2014 | 2:03 am
    In any company, leadership plays a critical role in determining the success or failure of the organisation. Great leadership can enable a company to grow and meet and exceed goals, even in trying circumstances. Poor leadership often does the opposite, driving a company to struggle. Perhaps no positions in a company are as critical as the CEO and the Chairman. These two positions hold the lion’s share of the responsibility for the direction of a company. Their actions, specific skills and abilities often determine the overall success of a company. While the two roles are both incredibly…
 
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    Work Coach Cafe

  • Join a Job Club for a Shorter Job Search

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

    Susan P. Joyce
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Your LinkedIn “Professional Headline” is very important to your career and job search, and too many job seekers make the mistake of being careless with those headlines.  Vague LinkedIn headlines are not helpful to the job seeker. The mistake? No clear intention for their careers or job search and no clear message for recruiters (and others) who […] The post The LinkedIn Professional Headline Mistakes that Ruin Opportunities by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • Job Interview Success – Know the Employer Before the Interview

    Susan P. Joyce
    1 Sep 2014 | 9:42 am
    In the military (and in marketing), a fundamental strategy for success in any battle is often called, “Know the Enemy.” It’s logical because you can’t usually succeed in battle without knowing as much as possible about “the other side” of the conflict – who they are, what they want, how they behave. In a job search, ”Know the […] The post Job Interview Success – Know the Employer Before the Interview by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • 35 Ways Time Is Wasted in Job Search

    Susan P. Joyce
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    A job search can be a very tough slog through seemingly unending rejection – definitely not fun, particularly if you are unemployed with bills to pay. Effective job search methods have changes substantially with the Internet and other new technology, particularly in the last few years. If you haven’t modified your approach to a job […] The post 35 Ways Time Is Wasted in Job Search by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • Negotiating the Best Starting Salary for Your New Job

    Susan P. Joyce
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:49 pm
    When you start a new job, you have a “starting salary” — what you are paid at the start of your tenure in that position. The right starting salary is very important. Negotiating it can be challenging and a little scary, but the techniques and information in this article should help you understand your options. The […] The post Negotiating the Best Starting Salary for Your New Job by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
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    HireGround Blog

  • Checklist for a true mobile application process

    briana
    15 Sep 2014 | 11:01 am
    3 in 5 job seekers are searching using a mobile device. However, despite most of their applicants preferring to use their smartphone or tablet, 80% of companies still do not offer a mobile-friendly career page. Even worse, 95% of fortune 500 companies do not have a mobile-friendly application process. Soon, companies that do not support […]
  • 4 Warning Signs That a Job Ad is a Scam

    briana
    9 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    For some people, working from home is a dream job: offering a bit of flexibility, independence, and the chance to work in pajamas. Employers see the value in remote workers as well, and know that these jobs are in high demand. Companies can afford to be selective in who they hire, so if you want […]
  • Hottest Job Markets in Canada

    briana
    3 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    The top two fastest growing municipalities for employment are in Alberta: Wood Buffalo (including Fort McMurray) and Grande Prairie. Three other Albertan areas are also included in the top 20 job markets in Canada, as identified by the federal Job Bank maintained by Employment and Social Development Canada. The study looked at the top 100 […]
  • 3 Questions to Answer Before Leaving your Job

    briana
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:40 am
    Are you planning to quit your job? No matter what your reason for leaving (good or bad) there are a few questions you should know the answers to before walking out. Planning your exit will benefit your future career or job search. The first is whether you are performing well in your job. If you […]
  • Job Interview going downhill? Here’s how to save it.

    briana
    19 Aug 2014 | 11:01 am
    No matter how prepared you are for an interview, sometimes they just don’t go as planned. Perhaps you never felt a good connection with the interviewers or you can’t tell what they think of your answers. They aren’t laughing at your witty comments and they are throwing curveball questions you just weren’t expecting. You can’t […]
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    TheProfessionalWebsite - Personal Professional Website

  • Bonding With a Leader

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Leadership coaches tell leaders to improve their emotional intelligence (“EQ”). In fact, many say it is the single most important thing a leader can do to increase his or her effectiveness. Building relationships is the core of EQ, and since relationships are a two-way street, everyone contributes. Teams can change in desired ways, but again, without purposeful desire, the changes may be slow or result in unwanted consequences.[i] Bonding With a Leader A leader has to get to know their employees better. Hopefully, this leads to an opportunity for you (as an employee) to share things about…
  • It’s Up To You

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    6 Sep 2014 | 6:16 am
    It is up to you regarding career development. The quicker you realize this, the quicker you are on a career path towards happiness and success. Moreover, you become an active participant and therefore increase the effectiveness of what you are trying to accomplish; for example, you show up to a performance review well versed on what you want to learn from it (rather than just attending it as a formality). This process of taking self-ownership and accountability plays out in many facets of career development: lifelong learning, building skills, career planning, and pulling feedback. Up To You…
  • Likely You Should Participate in Online Personal Branding

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    30 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    I recently read counter-arguments regarding the relevancy of personal branding. Some of the common themes include: heavy self-promotion, blog and social media commitments, and attention hogging. My first reaction to the recent trend of “personal branding,” that it’s really just an ego-driven waste of time. (1) Branding And Professions Still, I think most professionals benefit from projecting their online personal brand. I agree… Not all professions require an online presence… There are many jobs that do not require for you to be online and active in social media to perform your…
  • Become More Self Aware and Knowledgeable Through Feedback

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    In developing an online personal brand, you must solicit feedback throughout your career. Much of an online personal brand is based on impressions, so it is up to you to understand them. It is a matter of not only accepting feedback as it comes naturally to you (like a performance review), but also building it into your normal routine – conversations, focus groups, emails, etc. Moreover, when you do get feedback, you should be prepared as a receiver to make the most out of it. You want to ask the right follow-up questions, for example. Optimize the experience by preparing yourself as the…
  • Where is Technology Taking Us?

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    For better or worse, technology is going to significantly transform our lives in the next decade. Pew Research Center conducted a survey, Digital Life in 2025: AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs, where they canvassed leading thinkers with open-ended questions about job displacement, education, and social policy due to new technology. Here are some of their insights. The education system is not well positioned to transform itself to help shape graduates who can ‘race against the machines’.  – Bryan Alexander, technology consultant One common argument made by the respondents is…
 
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  • Interview Question: If you had to choose, would you consider yourself a big-picture person or a detail-oriented person?

    19 Sep 2014 | 8:39 am
    Every job seeker out there should know that this work-style question is one that every recruiter wants to ask to see if you fit the job. If you’re a detail-oriented person, are you willing to adjust to circumstances that will help you look at the big picture even more? How about the other way around? The Real Deal Answering this question can get tricky. Why? Because employers prefer hiring someone who is detail-oriented yet can look at the bigger picture at the same time. Find it confusing? It is, but having both traits can really help you go a long way, especially if you’re building your…
  • A Quick Check-In on Your Progress

    18 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Hi. How are you doing? How have you been? I wanted to spend a few minutes with you to think about what you have accomplished and what you haven’t. And, think about where to go next. So here’s the big question: Over the last few months, have you achieved what you hoped for professionally, personally, with family, and health-wise? Maybe, you completed some goals and hardly made any progress on others. Maybe, it’s hard to even think of exactly what you’ve done. If you are like me, time starts to blur together. It’s hard to remember day by day, week by week everything that you have…
  • Applying for a Nonprofit Job: What You Need to Know

    17 Sep 2014 | 12:12 am
    Once you’ve decided you want to work in a nonprofit organization, there are multiple factors you need to consider. If you’re out to improve the community or even the world, here’s what you need to know.  What is a Nonprofit? A nonprofit is an organization that works to improve the common good of society through charitable, educational, scientific or religious means. These organizations use their available revenue to be of service to society, rather than retaining profit. Nonprofits include animal shelters and soup kitchens. Most organizations work for social change. Certain trade…
  • Are You the Cause of Your Own Job Unhappiness? 8 Things to do to Shift How You Feel

    16 Sep 2014 | 7:59 am
    As jobs go, there will always be things that won’t make you happy. The range of possibilities for things that can contribute might look like a bad boss, irritating work peers, flaky company or funky work tasks.  It’s a fact of life. You will never be completely happy with everything all the time. There will always be something that crop up to wipe that smile off your face. The issue is that job satisfaction is within your grasp and you may not realize it. The problem with not recognizing that you do have control over this is that you may be thinking the wrong way about your…
  • Interview Question: Have you ever been on a team and someone was not pulling his or her own weight? How did you handle it?

    15 Sep 2014 | 7:16 am
    Have you ever been on a team where the effort wasn’t equal? If so, you should be able to answer this question. If you haven’t run into this issue, here are some simple tips to consider: Evaluate When crafting an answer for this question, evaluate your past experiences. Have you been on a team when you had to do most of the work? What did you do to address the problem? If you didn’t take action, what should you have done to address the situation? Evaluating your past experiences helps you draft an answer more easily. Look Back If you’ve been in this situation before, consider what…
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    Career QA

  • What Will I Learn In Paralegal School?

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    Before a paralegal can assist lawyers in and out of the courtroom, it is highly recommended that they enroll in a paralegal studies program so they know how the legal system works. While there are lawyers who hire college graduates [...]
  • What Does A Network Technician Do?

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 7:43 am
    In a world where organizations and businesses are becoming more dependent on computers to store sensitive data, communicate with other departments and accomplish their regular tasks, companies have to depend on professionals who can implement and maintain their computer networks. [...]
  • Jewelry Designer

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:41 am
    Do you love jewelry? Do you want to design your own jewelry pieces? If the answer to both these questions is yes then you can consider becoming a jewelry designer. In this profession, you’ll have the opportunity to fashion jewelry [...]
  • How Much Does Paralegal School Cost?

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 5:07 am
    Lawyers these days rely greatly on paralegals that it’s difficult to imagine a law firm without them. Paralegals assist lawyers in many facets of law practice. They do research for the cases the lawyer is handling, interview witnesses, gather evidence, [...]
  • What Does A Web Developer Do?

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:50 am
    One of the jobs that have arisen with the advent of the Internet is that of a web developer. They design, create and maintain websites, always seeing to it that it does not only look good but function as expected [...]
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    Goodwill Industries International, Inc. » Career and Financial Advice

  • Three Social Media Sites to Use for Networking and Job Searching

    Jenni B. Baker
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    Traditionally, searching for a job meant face-to-face networking, going through classified ads in print publications, and attending job fairs. Today, using social media to network and find job opportunities can give you a big advantage over individuals who are only using print and in-person approaches to landing a job. Each social network has its particular advantages, but there are three sites that deserve special consideration from job seekers. LinkedIn If you’re only going to use one digital network during your job search, make it LinkedIn. Billed as the world’s largest professional…
  • How to Include Education in Your Career Plan

    Dennis Nelson
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    Putting together a career plan means more than just thinking about what jobs you want to have; it requires you to think about your interests, values, skills and preferences; explore the life, work and learning options available to you; and ensure that your work fits with your personal circumstances. What Is Continuous Education? Education should be an ongoing part of any career planning. As you advance in your career, how will you update your skills and knowledge, and apply these new talents to your work environment? Continuing education programs are available at any point in your career and…
  • How to Delegate: ‘Let It Go’ with These Six Steps

    Jenni B. Baker
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    Question “I’ve been trying to do everything myself for long enough, and I’ve finally accepted that I need to learn to delegate certain tasks. How can I make sure the person does a good job?” – Keith from Milford, CT Answer As the popular Frozen song goes, sometimes we need to “let it go” – particularly when trying to do everything is jeopardizing our productivity and sanity levels. Enlisting the help of a coworker or direct report doesn’t mean, however, that you won’t still be involved – your involvement just looks a little different. Here are six steps to keep…
  • Don’t Let Public Transportation Delays Ruin Your Day — Or Your Career!

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:37 pm
    “I just got a new job and will be taking the bus to work. When the bus is supposed to show up and actually shows up are completely different — it can be really unpredictable, and I’m worried I may be late occasionally. How should I address this with my boss?” Joe from San Francisco, CA Taking public transportation can be a blessing and a curse. While you are reducing your carbon footprint, saving money and gaining back time in your day as you tear through recent best sellers, you are at the mercy of the someone else’s schedule and delays. When you use public…
  • The Long-distance Job Search: Getting Past the Zip Code Filter

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    “I’m willing to move for a job but am afraid I’m being weeded out simply because my address isn’t local. What can I do to increase my chances of success?” Meredith from Orlando, FL It’s true. In today’s competitive job market, recruiters rely on technology, including filtering by zip code, to prioritize the résumés they receive. This makes it more difficult for people who are looking to relocate, or who simply need options outside of their current market, to successfully conduct a long-distance job search. The good news is that with some determination and hard work, it is…
 
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    Classy Career Girl

  • 4 Easy Strategies to Find a Job in a Different City

    Anna Runyan
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:06 am
    When I was younger, I had dreams of moving to New York City or even moving to Europe to work.  But the one thing that always held me back was not having a job. I often speak with women who have dreams of moving to another city, but don’t think it is possible because they wouldn’t be able to find a job there. It is true that it is a lot harder to find a job in a city you don’t live in but it can be done! The one thing you have to be aware of (and you probably already know) is that when an employer sees an address that isn’t near their location on your resume, most…
  • The One Thing That Could Be Ruining Your Career

    Anna Runyan
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:23 am
    Many high-achieving females tend to believe that they are not as intelligent as other people think. Meaning they felt like impostors or someone’s going to find them out! Women are worried about making mistakes. Whereas, men don’t worry because they feel they are entitled to make a mistake every once in awhile. The impostor phenomenon in high achieving women was actually studied by psychologists who found that women have a pattern of dismissing accomplishments and believing that their success would disappear once others discovered the awful secret that they were, in fact, “impostors.”…
  • The Top 7 Ways to Manage Your Online Reputation

    Anna Runyan
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:40 am
    Today’s post was written by A. Harrison Barnes, the founder and CEO of The Employment Research Institute, a company of more than 150 job search websites, recruiting firms, online employment news magazines and various job search companies.  In today’s high-tech world, it is important for everyone to manage their online reputation, especially when you are trying to find a job. Whether you are right out of college, or a 15-year veteran of the workforce, a bad online reputation can hinder your job search. By employing the seven steps we discuss in this post, you will be able to keep your…
  • Classy Career Girl Speaks in Brazil

    Anna Runyan
    8 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    Last week I had the extreme honor to keynote at the Global Leadership Forum at Estação Business School in Curitiba, Brazil. I knew this would be a trip of a lifetime so I did my best to document the trip as much as possible on my Facebook page. Here’s a recap! Such sweet well wishes from you all on Facebook! THANK YOU for the 28 comments and positive thoughts!! It meant the world to me! Such a thoughtful gift from our Brazilian hosts – a photographer to capture the memories of our once in a lifetime trip. Awesome day in Brazil! Awesome group to speak to! Awesome translator!
  • THE EXECUTIVE CHECKLIST BOOK GIVEAWAY

    Anna Runyan
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    Today we are giving away the book, THE EXECUTIVE CHECKLIST: A Guide for Setting Direction and Managing Change, by James M. Kerr to 3 lucky readers! Today’s economy is rapidly shifting and extremely complex. As we enter this new commercial age, a global restructuring of the business world is underway. We must respond to this change by re-imagining our organizations’ structures, enhancing product and service offerings, and leveraging emerging technological capabilities in order to keep our organizations vital for years to come. A few great reasons to love this book if you are a leader:…
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  • Three Social Media Sites to Use for Networking and Job Searching

    Jenni B. Baker
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:15 am
    Traditionally, searching for a job meant face-to-face networking, going through classified ads in print publications, and attending job fairs. Today, using social media to network and find job opportunities can give you a big advantage over individuals who are only using print and in-person approaches to landing a job. Each social network has its particular advantages, but there are three sites that deserve special consideration from job seekers. LinkedIn If you’re only going to use one digital network during your job search, make it LinkedIn. Billed as the world’s largest professional…
  • How to Include Education in Your Career Plan

    Dennis Nelson
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    Putting together a career plan means more than just thinking about what jobs you want to have; it requires you to think about your interests, values, skills and preferences; explore the life, work and learning options available to you; and ensure that your work fits with your personal circumstances. What Is Continuous Education? Education should be an ongoing part of any career planning. As you advance in your career, how will you update your skills and knowledge, and apply these new talents to your work environment? Continuing education programs are available at any point in your career and…
  • How to Delegate: ‘Let It Go’ with These Six Steps

    Jenni B. Baker
    4 Sep 2014 | 7:25 am
    Question “I’ve been trying to do everything myself for long enough, and I’ve finally accepted that I need to learn to delegate certain tasks. How can I make sure the person does a good job?” – Keith from Milford, CT Answer As the popular Frozen song goes, sometimes we need to “let it go” – particularly when trying to do everything is jeopardizing our productivity and sanity levels. Enlisting the help of a coworker or direct report doesn’t mean, however, that you won’t still be involved – your involvement just looks a little different. Here are six steps to keep…
  • Don’t Let Public Transportation Delays Ruin Your Day — Or Your Career!

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:37 pm
    “I just got a new job and will be taking the bus to work. When the bus is supposed to show up and actually shows up are completely different — it can be really unpredictable, and I’m worried I may be late occasionally. How should I address this with my boss?” Joe from San Francisco, CA Taking public transportation can be a blessing and a curse. While you are reducing your carbon footprint, saving money and gaining back time in your day as you tear through recent best sellers, you are at the mercy of the someone else’s schedule and delays. When you use public…
  • The Long-distance Job Search: Getting Past the Zip Code Filter

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    “I’m willing to move for a job but am afraid I’m being weeded out simply because my address isn’t local. What can I do to increase my chances of success?” Meredith from Orlando, FL It’s true. In today’s competitive job market, recruiters rely on technology, including filtering by zip code, to prioritize the résumés they receive. This makes it more difficult for people who are looking to relocate, or who simply need options outside of their current market, to successfully conduct a long-distance job search. The good news is that with some determination and hard work, it is…
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    Rasmussen School of Business Blog

  • Top 10 Jobs for Business Management Degree Holders

    18 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Earning a business management degree isn't going to tie you down to one job for the rest of your life. There are a variety of career options open to you once you have the proper knowledge and training. Learn about the 10 most common job titles
  • How Majoring in Finance Can Set You Up For Success

    3 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Majoring in finance can score you some perks, but you need a few more pieces to the puzzle before you can see the whole picture. First, how a degree actually helps you, and second, how the industry is doing economically.
  • Top Tips to Make Your Accounting Resume Rock

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    One of the first orders of business in pursuing a job is completing a rock-solid accounting resume that can open the door to interviews. Learn tips from School of Business instructor at Rasmussen College on how you can master accounting resume writing.
  • How to Become a Marketing Manager: 3 Ingredients in the Recipe for Success

    10 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    We used real-time job analysis software to identify more than 200,000 marketing manager jobs posted over the past year. After analyzing the job requirements listed, we concocted the can't-miss recipe for becoming a marketing manager.
  • Your Ultimate Guide to Becoming Business Savvy

    3 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Beyond the industry opportunities, why wouldn't you strive to become the most impressive business pro you can be? That way when you're called up to the plate, you'll be ready to swing for the fences.
 
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  • Why Being Moody Makes You More Productive

    María Aragón
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:03 am
    A recent study conducted by the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and the University of Pennsylvania find this astonishing fact to be true. I find it funny, though not so much as to deserve an Ig Nobel Prize, the one awarded by the magazine Annals of Improbable Research (AIR) for the most unusual research. […]The post Why Being Moody Makes You More Productive appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Before Accepting a Job Offer, Ask Yourself a Few Questions

    Jeannine
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:54 am
    You’ve been searching for a while, sending out CVs and cover letters, sitting in interviews and waiting patiently for the news. Your hard work and perseverance paid off because you were offered the job, congratulations! But before you pop open the champagne, there are still a few things to consider. A job is a commitment, a […]The post Before Accepting a Job Offer, Ask Yourself a Few Questions appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Career Stories: Coffee Beans & Good Vibes

    Jeannine
    8 Sep 2014 | 3:13 am
    It’s early, 9am, but Jordi has been here in the coffee shop since 7:30 prepping; cleaning grinders, bottling his cold brew coffee and sampling the beans he’s roasted. Nomad Coffee is small; no tables, just the wooden bar and a few stools. The walls are lined with empty bottles that designer Red Pappa has created […]The post Career Stories: Coffee Beans & Good Vibes appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • How to Ace Your Phone Interview

    Jeannine
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:08 am
    If you’ve never had a phone interview in the past, get ready, because they’re in full force and they’re heading your way. Phone interviews have become the new way to screen applicants before an in-person interview. They’re becoming more and more popular as the job market becomes global, and considering the time and money saved […]The post How to Ace Your Phone Interview appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Tips and Advice: Controlling Body Language at Work

    María Aragón
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:13 am
    We say it all without saying a word. This sentence, although it oozes mass romanticism, contains scientifically proven truths. According to research by psychologist Albert Mehrabian on factors involved in persuasion, 55% of the effectiveness of speech lies in body language, followed, at some distance, by tone of voice (38%) and lastly, by the words used (7%).  […]The post Tips and Advice: Controlling Body Language at Work appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
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  • 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…
  • How I use WorkFlowy to do my Best Work

    Karl Rohde
    29 Oct 2013 | 2:13 am
    by Karl Rohde — Get free updates of new posts here. Photo Credit: Karl Rohde I believe getting organised is critical to doing your best work, consistently. As such, I’m a bit of a freak when it comes to productivity tools. It’s not always good. I like them so much it’s a form of procrastination – I have to watch myself. I’ve tried heaps of them and various iterations of analogue tools involving paper and pen. There is one tool however that seems to have kept me together in a way that really works for me. And I think that’s the key. Productivity is very personal. What…
  • Damn Good Advice from Amber Case

    Karl Rohde
    25 Sep 2013 | 2:54 am
    by Karl Rohde — Get free updates of new posts here. Photo Credit: Karl Rohde Last month I got the opportunity to meet a remarkable person. It was quite unexpected. I was speaking at the itSMF LEADit technology conference and noted that one of the keynotes was from a renowned TED speaker, Amber Case. I was slightly intrigued as I had seen her TED talk, We Are All Cyborg’s Now. Building on the theme of her work on wearable technology Amber’s talk at LEADit was, in my mind, worthy of the “grand prix” of the conference. My mind was racing and my…
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    JobCluster.com Blog

  • What a Job Seeker should not do – Negative Body Language and You

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

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

    Florence Lewis
    2 Sep 2014 | 3:16 am
    Job hunting is a desperate job, and it can get as exhausting as you can imagine. And then they say, nobody is really perfect, everybody has their own set of flaws. Some people accept their flaws and make peace with it. Some people never really come to terms with their flaws and engage in every possible effort to cover them up and hide them, in the process getting entangled in a jumble of lies. And job givers are smart too, they can sniff out the lies even from across the table. Here are the top lies that a lot of desperate job seekers use these days – I was self-employed (or a freelance…
  • Fastest Ways to Growing Professionally in your career

    Florence Lewis
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:02 am
    Everybody wants to be successful in their lives, some want it faster than the others, and some make it sooner than the others. Nobody really wants to do a shoddy job. Growing professionally is an art, backed by science. If you know the right way, it is not so difficult. But it is very important that you go all the way, in the right way to make your career progression grow fast and fine. Here are ten top shot ways to rise and shine in your career- become an irreplaceable employee fast enough to make heads turn, and to make you feel happy and satisfied at having a flourishing career – 1. Be…
  • How do you Represent Yourself as a Web Designer

    Florence Lewis
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:13 am
    It can be hard out there for a freelance Web designer/developer. Finding consistent work with reasonable clients (who pay reasonably well), delivering work on time and up to expectations, keeping your skill set sharp and up-to-date — these are all daily concerns for freelance Web designers and developers. But following some key tips will make things easier. Source: TopWebDesignSchools.org JobCluster.com Blog provides latest career news, career advice, interview tips, job search tips and also human resource tips. Get Connected with JobCluster by just subscribing our newsletter. JobCluster…
 
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    Work In Entertainment

  • Job Interview Mistakes That Will Really Hurt Your Chances – Part 2

    Brian Clapp
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:37 pm
    In part 2 of our Job Interview Mistakes series we’re discussing cover letters and how people are messing up this seemingly easy task: cover letter fail.MTS Video Transcript: “Job Interview Mistakes That Will Really Hurt Your Chances – Part 2″ Brian Clapp, Director of Content WorkinEntertainment.com: Last week we began a 5-part series discussing some of [...]
  • An Entry Level TV Job That Could Be Your Perfect Match

    Brian Clapp
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:16 am
    TV jobs come in all shapes and sizes, but so many of us only think of positions in front of the camera or as a Producer or Director. There is so much more to the industry and that is why we are going to start introducing you to some of the less heralded jobs in [...]
  • Three Ways to Stay Above the Competition in Stunt Careers

    Savannah Marie
    8 Sep 2014 | 12:10 pm
    This article is a guest contribution from public relations specialist Savannah Marie, who also happens to run the wonderfully informative blog Mixios.com Wouldn’t you love to be the person who jumps out of buildings or does a 360 in a high-speed car? Careers in stunt work offer these exciting opportunities and more. You not only [...]
  • Job Interview Mistakes That Will Really Hurt Your Chances Part 1

    Brian Clapp
    3 Sep 2014 | 10:48 pm
    Sometimes you set up an interview and after it’s done you sit back and think – wow, that was a gold mine of information. That recently happened to me when I interviewed a Director of Sales for an entertainment company. I asked them their biggest pet peeves from candidates during the interview process and he [...]
  • The Salary You Can Expect in a Music Career

    Brian Clapp
    1 Sep 2014 | 10:49 pm
    The Berklee College of Music crafts a fascinating music salary guide breaking down the actual salary commanded by jobs in the music industry – in this short video we discuss not only what this means for many jobs, but what it means for you in the music industry. WIE music salary guide.MTS Video Transcript: “The [...]
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    Bank Exams Today

  • IBPS PO Reserve List Update - Dena Bank RTI Reply

    19 Sep 2014 | 4:52 am
    Dena bank has replied just another RTI sent by an IBPS PO aspirant. In their reply Dena bank made clear that :-1) There are 75 unfilled vacancies, which made clear that there will be second allotment for sure.2) They already communicated with IBPS on 13 August. Few banks such as Corporate bank, delayed the whole process. That's why second allotment is delayed.  In case of any query, comment below. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • List Stock Indices in the World

    19 Sep 2014 | 3:44 am
    A Stock index is a weighted average of selected stocks which depicts the trends in stock market.  List of important stock indices in the world. General questions are asked about which index is from which county. In brackets you can find number of stock in the index. Country Stock Indices United States of America Dow (30), Nasdaq (100), S&P (500), Australia S&P/ASX200 (200), All ORDS (500) Belgium Bel 20 (20), AEX... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • General Awareness Quiz for 19 September

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:43 pm
    General Awareness Quiz for today :- 1. Name the space ship that created a world record of travelling longest ever distance of 6.4 billion kms. Since its launch in March 2004: 2. The space ship Rosetta that created world record for longest distance covered was launched by which space agency: 3. What is the brand name of the new joint venture airline of the Tata Sons-Singapore Airlines: 4. UAE has become the first gulf country to install reverse vending machines. What is the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Current Affairs Update for 19 September

    18 Sep 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Current Affairs Update for today :- PoliticsRajasthan became first State to ratify National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2014, the bill seeks to end the collegium system of appointments and transfer of judges to higher judiciary.The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee visited the historic ‘Cu Chi’ Tunnel in Vietnam during his three days official visit. ‘Cu Chi’ tunnel is one of the most bombed, shelled and devastated areas of world military history.US House of Representatives... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more!
  • Banks in India and their Headquarters

    18 Sep 2014 | 5:12 am
    List of public and private sector banks in India and their head offices :- Bank Headquarter Allahabad Bank Kolkata, West Bengal Andhra Bank Hyderabad Bank of Baroda Vadodara (Baroda), Gujarat Bank of India Mumbai, Maharashtra Bank of Maharashtra Pune, Maharashtra Bharatiya Mahila Bank New Delhi Canara Bank Bengaluru, Karnataka Central Bank of India Mumbai, Maharashtra Corporation Bank Mangalore, Karnataka Dena Bank Mumbai,... [[ 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

  • Resume Objective: This Simple Check Confirms if You Are Hitting Your Resume Objectives

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

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

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

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

    ddefazio
    30 Mar 2014 | 8:22 pm
    Information technology resume writers can help any information technology professional get their resume into shape and make sure it presents all of their qualifications in the right way. It’s true that information technology jobs and computer jobs pose resume writing challenges to many information technology job seekers. Finding the right balance between presenting your technical skills and your accomplishments can be difficult. Even more importantly, many information technology professionals simply do not like writing or documentation tasks, and preparing their own information…
 
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  • Waitress Job Description

    Dipra Sen
    14 Sep 2014 | 12:37 am
    Unsurprisingly, waiters and waitresses are, in essence, the ‘ornaments’ of a big restaurant, commercial kitchen or nightclub. Apart from the superior quality foods and mouthwatering cuisine items; it is the service of waiters and waitresses that help in keeping up the customer flow in a restaurant. Though, most restaurants absorb only waiters, these days, in number of casinos and restaurants we find waitresses to provide customer services.In the constant search of new generation service providers, waitresses have a different appeal in hospitality services due to their distinct…
  • Medical Receptionist Job Description

    Dipra Sen
    6 Sep 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Medical receptionists are the forefront employees, whom we usually communicate for the first time in a medical setting for meeting a doctor, making appointment or for an inquiry. Such an interaction can be made through phone whereas a medical receptionist performs the same role. Medical receptionists are also referred to as medical office receptionists, medical assistants who handle all incoming and outgoing telephone calls, paperwork, receive letters and deliver them to respective departments, personnel while operating with computer data files is also done by a medical receptionist.In…
  • Pediatrician Job Description

    Dipra Sen
    31 Aug 2014 | 12:48 am
    A pediatrician is basically a child-care physician who bears the responsibility to take care for newborn babies, toddlers, children apart from adolescents as well as youngsters up to the age of 21. Ensuring prevention of the possible childhood diseases or illnesses and maintenance of their well being is the main job of a pediatrician.A pediatrician job description also involves this professional to provide solutions as well as medical care for kids who become chronically or acutely ill. Pediatricians offer their services in general hospitals, child care hospice, nursing homes while quite…
  • Phlebotomist Job Description

    Dipra Sen
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:16 am
    Phlebotomists refer to the medical lab technicians who are responsible to draw, collect and transport blood samples. Often these professionals are sought for drawing other body fluids or tissue samples for necessary laboratory test.Phlebotomists are working with patients in long term health care units, hospitals, laboratories, blood banks whilst drawing of blood from blood donation camps is also their duty. To deal with the phlebotomist job description effectively and successfully, the new generation phlebotomists are given comprehensive training based on newest healthcare techniques and…
  • LPN Job Description

    Dipra Sen
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:14 am
    Those who are looking for a responsible, worthy and fast-paced health care profession in medical facilities, the job of a licensed practical nurse can be an ideal choice for them. The LPN job description needs them to shoulder numbers of responsibilities to care for ill and injured patients. This is indeed, a rewarding experience in healthcare industry while the profession enables them to uplift their career as a Registered Nurse or go for specialized fields in due course of time.LPNs are also called as LVNs or licensed vocational nurse in many states of the US. Commonly, LPNs are providing…
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  • Essay Writing Service

    crimescene
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:37 pm
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  • Insects help investigators solve crimes

    crimescene
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    Tampa, Florida — They’re creepy. They’re slimy. But tiny bugs that may make your skin crawl, are making it easier in some cases to solve crimes. “When we arrived at scene, it was a wooded thick area,” says Jason Brando, a crime scene investigator with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. It was May 2010, Crime […]
  • State Police and WVU Give Students a Look at Crime Scene Investigations

    crimescene
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    The West Virginia State Police took it’s mobile forensic center to the WVU campus for future crime scene investigators to check out. Middle school and high school students from all over went to the university to learn several different methods for crime scene investigating. The week long forensic camp led up to the big event […]
  • Virtual Autopsy: Inside the Skull of a Suicide Victim

    crimescene
    9 Aug 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Virtual Autopsy: Inside the Skull of a Suicide Victim By combining surface scans of the body with CT and MRI scans it is possible to work out what happened to a person without cutting them open. Plus: See inside the head of a man who died from a gunshot wound
  • Talk Forensics – Expert Witness Testimony

    crimescene
    9 Aug 2014 | 6:21 pm
 
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  • Are You Celebrating Enough? Five Things to Start

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

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    4 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    It seems that everyone who hits a chronological milestone seems to inflict his or her life’s discoveries on the world. And now I’ll join the guilty. I just turned fifty. And while this blog always aims to be about YOU ( helping you change your life at work for the better, for good), I’ll ask for your indulgence as I share a half century list of things I now know (but didn’t always). Hope you find something in this list to add to your knowledge bank, too. The Fifty Best Things I Know at 50 If  you’re feeling stuck, the best first thing you can do is to get clear…
  • How Not to Manage Your Frustration (Or, How I Screwed Up)

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

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:03 am
    What would you do if you discovered more time in your day at work? What hot projects would get started? What lingering ideas would get completed? How would you bring your superpowers to work if only you could find more time? This topic comes up often when I’m coaching successful business professionals. Based on what I’ve heard from them, I bet you have a list of things you’d like to do if you could find more time at work, too. Oh, and you want to do this WITHOUT sacrificing the time you want to spend with your family or on personal pursuits. Sounds like a dream?
  • How to Save Your Career: Six Little Tricks [Guest Post]

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:50 am
    This is a guest post by career writer Monica Gomez. Interested in sharing your perspectives with our community? Love to hear them. Email your ideas here. We all attempt to do our best on the job, but sometimes, things fall through the cracks. Even though everyone makes mistakes, a few small tricks can make the difference between crashing your career and continuing on a successful career path. Here are six ideas to keep you on track. How to Save Your Career: 6 Little Tricks 1. Double Check Your Work When it comes to reports, presentations, or even just memos, you always want to be on the ball.
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  • Lack Of Leadership Spills Over To NFL

    admin
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:42 am
    Unless you’ve been living on a deserted island for the past year, I’m sure you’ve heard about the NFL’s problematic issues as it relates to child abuse or physical abuse toward women and children ad nauseam. The issues have been discussed, rediscussed and discussed on just about every cable channel, every social media platform and every other media available. Not to minimize the severity of the issue but I wonder if the American audience have grown both tired and numb to the issues because we’ve heard them reported so much. It’s not that American people…
  • 4 Reasons Why Leaders Are Competitors

    admin
    18 Sep 2014 | 4:50 am
    Leaders are competitors. There is no getting around it. If you’re not competitive or if you’re not competing, than you’re not a leader (at least not a very good one). Period. Some leaders compete with other people. Some leaders compete with other companies. Some leaders compete in the sporting arena but most compete with themselves. Bottom line, leaders compete. And some leaders are better competitive than others. Leaders Want To Win Like athletes, leaders play on a team where certain people play his or her role on that team. Each team has a vision and a goal created by its…
  • Dealing With Your Inner Emotions As a Leader

    admin
    16 Sep 2014 | 4:25 am
    We expect leaders to be supermen. Or women. We often expect way more from leaders than we should. We want leaders to be what we want them to be, when we want them to be, where we want them to be and how. Under that much pressure and expectation, no wonder leaders are perceived as failures. No matter how diligently they work to serve us. After all, they are human. And our expectations as followers change with the wind. We don’t know we want but from leaders but we expect them to lead us and make the right decision every time. As followers, we know this isn’t possible. Yet we…
  • Are You Willing To Pay The Cost of Leadership?

    admin
    9 Sep 2014 | 4:22 am
    Many of us see famous CEOs of large multinational corporations, political and military leaders and we think, “How nice it would be to be them.” They have a personal jet or limousine, many people report them and they have everyone doing their work for them. They live a life of luxury and ease. So we think. The real life behind leadership is far from the jet setting and extravagant life we see in the media. The real life of leader is filled with failure, ridicule, loneliness, pressure, expectations and hard work. This is the side of leadership that media doesn’t show. And we…
  • Develop Your Child’s Leadership At An Early Age

    admin
    1 Sep 2014 | 7:37 am
    Franklin Covey’s The Leader In Me Video Preview: Thoughts on The 7 Habits. Click on Image to view video All of us born leaders. In fact, you can see leadership in us the minute we start crawling. We crawl everywhere. We don’t wait for anyone to tell us where to crawl. We crawl wherever we want to go. We explore places in the house our parents didn’t know exist and we find  things on the floor you didn’t know you had. As toddlers, our parents followed us. We were pioneers in our own right And that’s just the beginning of our pioneering expeditions. When we…
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    Austin Career Counseling Blog | Coaching | Resume Writing | Wolfgang

  • Career Opportunities are Everywhere but Hard to See

    Dawn Shaw
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Creating opportunity is a mindset. Opportunities are actually everywhere – we don’t see them all because we’re stuck in the same patterns of thinking. Our thoughts affect the way we see opportunity. Here are some examples of patterns of thinking that block us from seeing an opportunity: He’s next in line for the promotion. I’m not qualified for that job. That job won’t fit the needs of my family. These thought patterns are what limit us. However, look at that list again… they are all future projections and not based on facts. No matter how rough it’s been in…
  • Career Success Story: Showing Initiative & Taking Ownership

    Amy Wolfgang
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    One of my clients wrote me about how a small change she made led to big results at her job. Here’s the background. In our coaching sessions, we often discussed the ways she was expected to go above and beyond at her job. She didn’t like being asked to do these extra things because she wasn’t paid for them. We covered a number of issues related to this but one idea we discussed was changing her perspective on the situation. Instead of ‘feeling forced’ to do something, what did it look like if she viewed it from a different perspective. She decided to look at it…
  • A Better Way to Communicate with Your Boss

    Amy Wolfgang
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    A colleague of mine sent me a blog post he wrote for me the other day about a situation he was in at work. I liked it and hope you do too. – Coach Wolfgang John is a relatively new employee and asks his manager if something that he put together is done correctly. His manager says it is not ready and begins explaining the broader purpose behind the changes that are needed. John: “I’m not getting this. Just tell me what to do.” John’s Manager’s thoughts: Did he just say that? This is very disheartening to hear from anyone at this company let alone John. Here I am, taking…
  • Career Workshop or Individual Career Coaching?

    Amy Wolfgang
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:19 am
    Many potential clients ask whether they should participate in a workshop related to their career concerns or sign up for individual coaching sessions. Austin Career Workshops are 1 – 2 hour group meetings where the training material and individual activities are preset. One-on-one career coaching are 30 – 60 minutes sessions with you and one other person, your coach. You determine specific goals and the sessions are personalized and flexible. So which should you choose? My answer is… (drum roll please)… it depends. It comes down to the investment you can and want to…
  • What If I Don’t Find the Right Career?

    Amy Wolfgang
    9 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    Considering a career change can be a very daunting process. Not only have I helped many clients through this transition, but I’ve also gone through this myself. At times, a client will say to me, “what if I don’t uncover a career that is the right fit for me?“ The Value is the Insight That is a valid concern. There are no guarantees that an individual will discover that right career after a certain amount of coaching sessions. Even if he or she did find a great career fit, there is something much more valuable to be gained. So what will they gain? Clients who participate…
 
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  • The 100 Best Jobs

    Bryce Christiansen
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:30 am
    There are a lot of job lists out there, and some are definitely better than others. Which is why we were impressed with US News & World Report’s list of The 100 Best Jobs for 2014. Their data-backed method of selecting and ranking the jobs was extensive. But first, here are the jobs they ranked… The post The 100 Best Jobs appeared first on Careertopia.
  • The 5 Minute LinkedIn Makeover

    Michelle Agner
    15 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    So you’ve been meaning to develop your LinkedIn profile further, but who has the time? Unless you need it to be working for you right now, it’s just too easy to put off investing the effort for when you might need that profile to do some serious work on your behalf. Well, the folks at Bluewire… The post The 5 Minute LinkedIn Makeover appeared first on Careertopia.
  • The 8 Best Master’s Degrees For Jobs in 2015 & Beyond

    Guest Post
    11 Sep 2014 | 12:30 am
    Are you considering graduate school to advance your career? Because of the time and money investment, it’s important to choose an area of study that will actually pay off in the current job market. Here are eight career paths that can put you on the fast lane for 2015, and beyond. 1. Nursing According to the… The post The 8 Best Master’s Degrees For Jobs in 2015 & Beyond appeared first on Careertopia.
  • 4 Entry-Level Animal Jobs You Can Get With 2-4 Years of School

    Guest Post
    9 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    America loves its animals and owners make every effort to keep them healthy and get them care when they are sick. Pet ownership is on the rise, according to a survey by the American Pet Products Association. The need for trained help in the animal care industry is exploding. It’s no surprise that folks who love animals… The post 4 Entry-Level Animal Jobs You Can Get With 2-4 Years of School appeared first on Careertopia.
  • 17 LinkedIn Profile Must-Haves [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Michelle Agner
    8 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Have you been meaning to update your LinkedIn profile? But you’re not sure what it’ll take to transform it into the powerhouse it can be? You’re not alone. Nearly half of LinkedIn users have incomplete profiles, and over half do not update their info regularly. Sometimes it’s tough to know where to start. Well, the… The post 17 LinkedIn Profile Must-Haves [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Careertopia.
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  • How ANYONE Can Start Their Own Business Today

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

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

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

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

    Biron
    2 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Have you ever noticed that time seems to move faster as you get older? You’re about to find out why. Each summer probably felt like an eternity to you as a child. But if you are currently working as an adult, it’s likely that you’ve experienced each season or each year going by faster and faster. Let’s take a look at the two factors that cause time to move faster as we grow older. The  first factor cannot be changed, but the second one can. Reason #1 That Time Speeds Up With Age: Each new year is a smaller fraction of your overall life. Time seems to move faster as…
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  • How Do You Know You Made a Bad Hire?

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

    Jori Blumsack
    3 Sep 2014 | 8:01 am
    Interviewing a Nervous Candidate Has this scenario ever played out for you? The resume includes the critical requirements.  The phone screen went very well.  The references came back clean. You are confident you found your next great hire.  You move forward with the next step and schedule the in-person interview.  The candidate arrives for the… The post Interviewing a Nervous Candidate appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • Preparing for Your Interview: How to Research the Company

    Jori Blumsack
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
      Preparing for Your Interview: How to Research the Company You know how important it is to research the company before your interview.  Maybe you have even been caught off guard during an interview because you were not able to answer a company-specific question.  There is so much information available today through the internet.  How… The post Preparing for Your Interview: How to Research the Company appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • Interview Follow-Up:The Thank You Note

    Jori Blumsack
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Interview Follow-Up:The Thank You Note It is disappointing that the thank you note has become so rare. Yet, if you research job search tips, interview tips and the like, you will most likely find recommendations to follow-up with a thank you note of some kind. But, in practice, most people do not send one. Why… The post Interview Follow-Up:The Thank You Note appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • Passive Candidates: Most Important Factors to Switch Jobs

    Jori Blumsack
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Passive Candidates: Most Important Factors to Switch Jobs passive candidate A passive candidate is someone who is not looking for a job, but would be open to taking one if the right opportunity came along. There are many statistics available, but one thing is for certain.  There are many more information technology and engineering jobs than talent… The post Passive Candidates: Most Important Factors to Switch Jobs appeared first on The Vesume Group.
 
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    Careers in Government

  • Bribery is Bribery

    Richard Bistrong
    13 Sep 2014 | 4:00 pm
    When I was asked by Careers in Government to write a guest post, I thought about where my experience, as someone who was on the front lines of international business and who was charged and sentenced for foreign bribery (FCPA), might be relevant. So, I went to the “About Us” page of the web site ... Read More » The post Bribery is Bribery appeared first on Careers in Government.
  • Got an Interview? Read This.

    Pete Radloff
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Short of getting an offer, getting the call or email to schedule a phone interview is one of the best feelings one can have in their job search. It means you’ve made it through the first hurdle of having your resume reviewed. And it’s an important step too. From a recruiter’s perspective, it’s the part of the ... Read More » The post Got an Interview? Read This. appeared first on Careers in Government.
  • Job Interview: The 20 Best Questions You Can Ask

    Mark Babbitt
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:36 pm
    As a career mentor, one of the most frequent inquiries I get asked is: “What are the best questions to ask during a job interview?” So, broken down by the most common priorities for job seekers (including just getting the job!), here are the questions that impress me the most when I’m hiring: Priority: Teamwork and Testing Passion What ... Read More » The post Job Interview: The 20 Best Questions You Can Ask appeared first on Careers in Government.
  • Public Sector Employment: 5 Common Misconceptions

    Mardee Handler
    13 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    While many occupations carry stereotypes – think lawyer, professor, NFL player – few are less understood than those in state and local government. Media hype and outdated perceptions have led to several misconceptions about people who work in the public sector – from elected officials and administrative staff to mass transit workers. Misconception #1: Public sector ... Read More » The post Public Sector Employment: 5 Common Misconceptions appeared first on Careers in Government.
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  • DRDO CEPTAM-07 Recruitment 2014 Online Apply Technician Posts

    Eswararao Mettu
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:54 am
    DRDO CEPTAM-07 Recruitment 2014 Online Apply Technician PostsDRDO has open latest recruitment drive for 899 Technician category posts. Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) will be conducting Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM-07) Entry test to the recruits of 899 Senior Technical Assistant, Technician 'A' & Admin & Allied Centre Cadre vacancies. every govt job hunters are required to register online before 17th Oct 2014 and payment of fee through online or offline. more details regarding to DRDO CEPTAM-07 advt.Read more »
  • RRB Recruitment 2014 - Apply for 11814 TC & Group D Posts

    Eswararao Mettu
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:06 pm
    RRB Recruitment 2014 - Apply for 11814 TC & Group D PostsRailway Recruitment Board has open fresh recruits drive for filling of 11814 Ticket Collector, Track man, Group D posts.All applicants are apply online mode at www.rrbbpl.org. RRB Bhopal may closed online registration on 10th October 2014. RRB Bhopal board has instructions pdf file uploaded on its official to user facility. more information of above advertisement read below:Read more »
  • BSNL Recruitment 2014 Application form

    Eswararao Mettu
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:04 pm
    BSNL JRO Recruitment 2014 Application formBharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (A Govt of India Enterprise), Public Enterprises Selection Board (Department of Personnel & Training) invites applications for the recruits of Director posts. All eligible applicants are submit their application before 29th Sept. More information regarding to this advt given below.Read more »
  • National Book Trust India Recruitment 2014

    Eswararao Mettu
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:30 pm
    National Book Trust India Recruitment 2014National Book Trust India, invites application from the eligible candidates for filling of Director, Superintendent, accountant and Assistant posts on direct recruitment basis for its Head Office, New Delhi and its regional offices located at Kolkata, Mumbai and Bangalore. All eligible persons are apply through prescribed forma before 03rd October 2014.more details are mentioned below.Read more »
  • BEL Recruitment 2014 Engineer Posts Apply Online www.bel-india.com

    Eswararao Mettu
    18 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    BEL Recruitment 2014 Engineer Posts Apply Online www.bel-india.comBharat Electronics Limited (BEL) invites online applications from Indian Nationals of Professionals for the recruitment of Engineering Assistant Trainee and Technician posts. Eligible applicants are apply before 01st October 2014. More details of educational qualifications, age limit, pay scale, how to apply etc given below.Read more »
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  • HPPSC Recruitment 2014 for Assistant Engineer Posts Apply online on www.hp.gov.in

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Himachal Pradesh Public Service Commission has issued employment notification for recruiting of 08 Assistant Engineer posts for the year 2014-2015 on its official website, it may vary for reserved & general category. Applicants who are willing to apply for the post need to have the qualification of Graduation in civil specialization ,with a  relevant group or equivalent institute after obtaining essential qualification, where as the selection is made by the personal interview. All interested and eligible aspirants  who want to apply for the Himachal Pradesh Public Service…
  • DSSSB Exam Admit card 2014 Download on www.delhi.gov.in

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:14 pm
    DSSSB Exam Admit card 2014 for Various Post,Candidates can now Download hall ticket for recruitment of Assistant Nursery Teacher, Librarian, Fire operator written examination. Delhi Subordinate Service Selection Board is planning to enclose DSSSB Fire Operator Admit Card 2014 soon on its official website  and the board have received application for recruitment notification to select candidates for various position as Assistant Nursery Teacher, Librarian, Fire Operator and for the same intent examination is to be conducted on 31st August 2014 at various test centers and all the applied…
  • Assam TET 2014 Notification Download on www.tetassam.com

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:32 am
    Assam government, Department of Education (Elementary) dispatched Notification for  Assam State Teachers Eligibility Test 2014  to recruit  positions of Teacher (Lower Primary) for the year 2014-2015. The submission of application is done online on or before date  10-9-2014. Applicants who wants to apply for the above specified posts they meet the educational qualifications according to posts wise given in below,where as selection process is going to conduct performance and oral test. Additional information regarding Assam Teacher Eligibility Test Recruitment 2014 like pay…
  • HSTSB recruitment 2014 for 54 Hindi Lecturer (School Cadre) posts on www.hstsb.gov.in

    Pavan Varma
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Haryana School Teachers Selection Board has issued employment notification for recruiting of  Hindi Lecturer (School Cadre) jobs in various categories . There are fifty five vacancy posts are available on recruitment 2014 for Hindi Lecturer (School Cadre) posts in the circle of panchkula Haryana School Teachers Selection Board was published latest advertisement for the year 2014, to recruit  positions of Hindi Lecturer (School Cadre)  on contract basis for the academic year 2014. Aspirants who ensured eligibility criteria as per the notification are  willing to apply Hindi…
  • PDIL Recruitment 2014 for 48 Engineer & Manager Posts Apply on www.pdilin.com

    Pavan Varma
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Project & Development India Limited has released latest recruitment notification  for recruiting of  Engineer, manager jobs in the location of Uttar pradesh state. There are forty eight vacancy posts are available, these posts are Available on contract basis. The submission of application is done  online and opened till 10-9-2014 and The organisation is going to conduct written examination for selection process. Applicants who meet  eligibility criteria  can now apply online for Engineer, Manager through  official website, find the direct link available below. Further information…
 
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  • Top design companies in India to work Part III

    Vinayak Panse
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:41 pm
    In case you have missed my previous two posts Top design companies in India to work for Part I and Top design companies in India to work for Part II Working in the Creative Industries is appealing so many young and talented people. Would you like to know more about the different designs Industries look like? Find out more about the different designs Industries and companies in India to work for. Top design companies in India to work Part III Broadly speaking we can categories these companies in 12 different areas.  I have categorized them alphabetically and not the best area or most in…
  • The pros and cons of foreign education

    Vinayak Panse
    4 Sep 2014 | 12:57 am
    Studying abroad is a dream for most of the youngsters in India.  Quality of education is the primary reason why students and parents prefer overseas education. In addition to this most of the universities in foreign countries offer quite flexible courses allowing the students to switch between courses based on the student’s interest; this facility is not available in our country which has a rigid course structure. Point taken! Yes studying at foreign universities does have its own merits, no doubt in that.  But while taking the decision you should not take it blindly that once you have…
  • Three ways on How to Stimulate Curiosity

    Vinayak Panse
    3 Sep 2014 | 2:37 am
    Curiosity is the engine of intellectual achievement — it’s what drives us to keep learning, keep trying, and keep pushing forward. But how does one generate curiosity, in oneself or others? George Loewenstein, a professor of economics and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University, proposed an answer in the classic 1994 paper, “The Psychology of Curiosity.” Curiosity arises, Loewenstein wrote, “When attention becomes focused on a gap in one’s knowledge. Such information gaps produce the feeling of deprivation labeled curiosity. The curious individual is motivated to obtain the…
  • Passion Vs abilities Which way to go?

    Vinayak Panse
    2 Sep 2014 | 11:50 pm
    “If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Marc Anthony Well said, but is it true that you should study something you love and not take a degree that will get you a good job? I know that this debate is going on for a long time and parties from both sides have their say about the benefits of the same. So the question is Passion Vs abilities- Which way to go? To me having mere passion is not enough and one should check his/her abilities while taking the decision. Here is a nice article from The Guardian on Passion Vs abilities Which way to go?  …
  • Six Essentials of a Top MBA Program

    Vinayak Panse
    1 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    Making the Choice: Six Essentials of a Top MBA Program What after graduation? Irrespective of the graduation studies, whether from commerce stream or engineering branch or even a B.Sc. students want to study MBA. Many students without having any clue whatsoever about what they will learn and how they need to learn from this two year program put good amount of money and time to enter in to this program. This is for the sole reason; they think that after two years they’ll get is a nice job with a MNC, and a big pay package. It’s true that MBA students from premier institutes do get jobs…
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    Get A Job With Tom

  • The 5 Fastest Growing Careers in the Medical Profession

    Thomas Greig
    31 Aug 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Most careers in the medical profession are predicted to rise at a higher rate than normal. Most of this growth is encouraged by the ever growing and ageing population which places a higher demand for skilled and qualified professionals for several health care positions. The all-important medical careers: doctors, registered nurses, and several other relevant […] The post The 5 Fastest Growing Careers in the Medical Profession appeared first on Get A Job With Tom.
  • 10 Best Jobs Without a Degree or Experience

    Thomas Greig
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Going to college is a great path to follow, however it can also be very expensive  which means that not everyone will have this opportunity.   Securing a job without a college degree can be a very difficult task, however there can be many job opportunities available to you for a great long-term career even […] The post 10 Best Jobs Without a Degree or Experience appeared first on Get A Job With Tom.
  • 24 Things Not To Do In Your Next Job Interview

    Thomas Greig
    6 Jul 2014 | 9:01 am
    You have an interview which means you going to be seriously considered for this job. Hiring Managers will not waste their time interviewing candidates they are not interested in so you have a real chance of getting this job. There is probably a small hurdle in front of you to turn your job interview into […] The post 24 Things Not To Do In Your Next Job Interview appeared first on Get A Job With Tom.
  • 10 Great Entry Level Jobs You Should Consider

    Thomas Greig
    4 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    If you have just left college the first thing that you need to decide is what career you’re going to follow.  Choosing your career can often be one of the hardest things that you will ever do in your life as effectively you need to decide a career path that you’re going to enjoy for […] The post 10 Great Entry Level Jobs You Should Consider appeared first on Get A Job With Tom.
  • 8 Reasons the Hidden Job Market Works

    Thomas Greig
    30 Jun 2014 | 9:00 pm
    It will surprise you to know how often I have to explain what exactly the hidden job market is and how job-seekers can utilize it to make their job searches a success. If you have forgotten what the hidden job market is, this post will refresh your memory. Outlined below are the 8 major reasons […] The post 8 Reasons the Hidden Job Market Works appeared first on Get A Job With Tom.
 
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  • Paralegal Job Description

    Jens Gadegaard Andersen
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    So you want to join the legal world – but not ready to become a lawyer? Then a position as a paralegal might be the job for you. Paralegal is also called a legal assistant. Please read along to know more about the job as a paralegal. We have also added a video that outlines the paralegal job description. What will I be doing as a paralegal? As a paralegal you will be doing a lot of legal work, which can both be in the private and the public sectors. It’s important to know that a paralegal is not the same as a lawyer. But a paralegal often assists the lawyers in their work and…
  • How to Break Bad Habits – In 7 Simple Steps

    Jens Gadegaard Andersen
    1 Mar 2014 | 7:26 am
    “Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.” - Benjamin Franklin I think good old Benjamin is quite right – bad habits will harm your life and career. Bad habits will affect you in two ways: Damage your reputation – both professional and private Limit what you´re capable of doing and your opportunities You are probably already aware of som of your bad habits. It could be anything from spending too much time on Facebook or always turning up  late for meetings. This behavior will impact the way…
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  • Racial Discrimination In The Workplace

    Shweta Sharma
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:28 pm
    What is Racial Discrimination? Racial discrimination takes place when you are treated unfairly because of your race or because of the race of someone you are connected with. It can be direct or indirect. Direct Racial Discrimination:  Direct racial discrimination takes place when you are treated less favorably on racial grounds than others in similar situations. To prove this, you can give an example of someone from a different racial group who, in similar situations, has been, or would have been, treated more favorably than you. Indirect Racial Discrimination: Indirect racial…
  • How to Stay Motivated During A Job Search

    Shweta Sharma
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:29 pm
    The ability to get and stay motivated during a job search is one of the most critical skills for anyone looking for employment. This is particularly true nowadays, when it takes significantly more time and effort to find a job than it did a decade ago. Read: Make Your Job Search Easy and Fruitful Here are 8 tips that will help you know how to stay motivated during a job search and land a great job successfully. Be Realistic Do not expect a call from Google tomorrow offering you a job! Job hunting is a lengthy process that takes time, commitment and effort. You’ll need to be very lucky to be…
  • 8 Questions You Should Never Ask In a Job Interview

    Shweta Sharma
    17 Sep 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Hiring managers and HR professionals will often end a job interview by asking a candidate if he or she has any questions themselves. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the job and the expectations of the company, but you cannot forget that the interviewer has not stopped judging you. Read: Top 25 Frequently Asked Job Interview Questions Read: Top 7 Qualities Employers Look For in a Job Seeker Below are 8 questions you should never ask in a job interview, as they can make a bad impression on your interviewer, scampering your chances for getting the job. What does your company…
  • 6 Must Have Leadership Skills

    Shweta Sharma
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:29 pm
    Very few of us describe ourselves as natural born leaders. It takes loads of self-confidence and a lot of dynamism to get others to follow your lead. But you do not exactly need to grab the opportunity to show leadership. Leadership is a skill; that can be learned and developed. Solid leadership skills will help you score more responsibility at workplace, which means higher chances of a getting promoted, increased pay, and growth opportunity overall. Read: Desired Soft Skills for Job So, if you want to give your boss more reasons to promote you, try to incorporate the below mentioned…
  • Top Paying Engineering Jobs

    Shweta Sharma
    16 Sep 2014 | 6:29 pm
    With the increase in requirement and innovations, engineering jobs are in demand. To make the things better, cheaper, lighter, engineers are put into work. But with the field and the niche that requires more effort and maximum output for the whole a lot of people, makes the job more paying. Engineering degrees makes most of the top paying jobs in the job market. But what are the exact fields which make the top end paying engineering jobs? Read: Make Your Job Search Easy and Fruitful As per the survey from the leading jobs and career portal, here are the findings for mid to senior level of…
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  • How to Target and Research Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Companies in Your Job Search

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

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

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    New ideas are constantly being developed across every area of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, from innovative mobile applications and distinctive menus to creative hotel room design and imaginative tour itineraries. What this means for professionals on the inside of the industry, is that they have the challenge of ensuring that their tourism and... [Continue Reading]Understanding Travel, Tourism and Hospitality was first posted on August 8, 2014 at 3:30 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • How to Get a Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Job Without Experience

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:31 pm
    The travel, tourism and hospitality industry has remained to be one of the top industries that is recession resistant and is the only industry that has continued to add jobs to the global economy on a consistent basis. Therefore, it’s no surprise that many people who want to combine their love of travel with making a... [Continue Reading]How to Get a Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Job Without Experience was first posted on July 29, 2014 at 9:31 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • How to Get and Keep the Attention of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Professionals

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:39 pm
    In Part 2 of how to break into the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, we talked about where the best places are that you need to be in order for you to meet and connect with professionals in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry and how to separate yourself from other job seekers. Now let’s... [Continue Reading]How to Get and Keep the Attention of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Professionals was first posted on June 17, 2014 at 11:39 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
 
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  • The power of perfect imperfection

    Curt
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    I want to invite you to join me in something I am convinced will both open the door to possibilities and facilitate momentum towards your goal. What is it? Perfect imperfection! In my last post on wearing my Vulnerability Hat, I mentioned how I have dragged my heels on starting to share my ideas via videos, in large part because of a desire to get it perfect before I put it out there. Over the weekend I realized I could – and probably would – keep planning for perfection until I retire if I didn’t just do something. I needed to get away from my computer, away from creating any kind of…
  • Why I’m wearing my Vulnerable Hat

    Curt
    15 Sep 2014 | 7:24 am
    In my career, I wear two hats – the Expert Hat and the Vulnerable Hat. The first is that of subject matter expert. After more than thirteen years of deep focus on how to create an energized, meaningful, impactful career (and life), I feel pretty comfortable with that hat. My other hat, though, is a little (OK, a lot) less comfortable. The Vulnerable Hat is the one worn by just another poor schlep trying to navigate things as best he can. It’s the hat of the guy who doesn’t always know what he’s doing, who feels fear, uncertainty, and doubt more often than he would like. I like…
  • Career change success: How to improve the odds

    Curt
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Are you making a career change harder or more out of reach than it needs to be? Are you sabotaging your potential for career change success, or your willingness to even try? Since 2001 in my Passion Catalyst work, I have had a front row seat on people’s career changes. And one of the biggest things I have seen get in people’s way is the notion that career changes need to happen quickly, with the flip of a switch. Why does that get in the way? Well, note least because it’s often unrealistic. A more accurate view is that career change typically – though not always…
  • How to visually reinforce your growth and success

    Curt
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    A few years ago I had the good fortune to interview Howard Behar (former President at Starbuck’s) at his home office. Hanging on his wall were several framed quotes. He kept the quotes there to reinforce their importance and to give him a reminder of the insights they contained as he went about his work. Framed quotes on his wall had played an important role in his career for decades. That idea stuck in my head. I liked the idea of framing them, rather than just taping quotes to the wall. It made them more aesthetically pleasing and gave them more substance. Along the way, it…
  • Ask-0-Rama: Expand what’s possible, guaranteed!

    Curt
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    Want a guaranteed way to blow the doors wide open on what’s possible in your life? Put this one simple word into play on a consistent basis: Ask. It seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? If you want something, asking opens the door to the possibility of getting it. Not asking…well, not so much. And yet for many (most?) of us, asking is precisely what we don’t do. The Ask-o-Rama Much to my chagrin, that includes me. I’m naturally inclined to reach out and offer help. But historically I have pretty much sucked at asking. Whether that has been asking for help or…
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  • What The Experts Are Saying About The iPhone 6

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

    Dan
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    A decent level of customer service should be part and parcel of a company. But one mobile network in the UK is shaking this system up in a controversial way. The post The Mobile Network That’s Making You Pay For Good Customer Service appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Could Karbonn’s £26 Handset Be The Dark Horse Of The Phone Market?

    Dan
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    There is a fierce new competitor in the low-end game that threatens to shake up the market even more: the Karbonn A50S. The post Could Karbonn’s £26 Handset Be The Dark Horse Of The Phone Market? appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Is Motorola’s Phone Protection Tattoo The Worst Tech Idea This Year?

    Dan
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    As we rely on our smartphones more and more, there is a greater need to protecting your device. But Motorola's solution might be the worst tech idea of 2014. The post Is Motorola’s Phone Protection Tattoo The Worst Tech Idea This Year? appeared first on Number Direct.
  • What To Expect With The Samsung Galaxy S6

    adminnumber
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S5 we can now start to speculate about what Samsung's next phone, the Samsung Galaxy S6, will bring to the market. The post What To Expect With The Samsung Galaxy S6 appeared first on Number Direct.
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  • Tips and tricks for job searching with LinkedIn.com

    george
    14 Sep 2014 | 8:45 am
    Scott Allen posted this on List.Ly[1] How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job ︾ How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job Scott Allen | 27 items | 1156 views Used by 98% of recruiters, LinkedIn is the #1 social network for finding a job. This is a collection of links to some of the best tips for using LinkedIn in your job search. Please vote for the ones you find useful and feel free to add any other good sources you've found. Source: http://linkedintelligence.com/how-to-use-linkedin-to-find-a-job/ Follow List Embed List Share 1. Perfecting the Job Search Using LinkedIn's 3 Newest Features How to…
  • Making adjustments

    george
    6 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    How are things at your current job? This one-question poll is anonymous, even if you’re logged in! Your current job How much do you like your current job? I love it! I wouldn't change anything about it. I like it a lot. Challenges come up, but most of the time it's great. It's good. I'd like to see some improvements, but the job is generally okay. Not much. A lot of things need to be fixed. I don't like it. I'm there because it's a job and I need to have a job. Vote View Results Total Answers 7 Total Votes 7 Sometimes it seems a job is beyond repair. I can remember a few of those…
  • It’s summertime! Are you frozen in a career?

    george
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    We can find that out quickly! This is not about how long you have been in your current job, or even how long you have worked at your current company. When you are promoted, your job title may change, but your profession probably does not. When you find a new employer, many things may change, but you may be in the same profession. Try this quiz Get Started! Your Score:   Your Ranking:   Whether or not you are currently “frozen” in a career, there is good news: Many professions may meet your needs. A person is likely to change jobs 10 to 15 times, with an average of 11 job…
  • Do’s and Don’ts for Career Transition

    george
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Take a good look early in the transition The path to a new job can be exciting. In fact, as you start down the road, it can be scary. The difference between happy excitement and dizzying fear has a lot to do with how well you’ve prepared for the transition. Before we look at the suggestions, let’s check your perspective on career transition. Job search status What is your job search status? Happily employed. Not actively looking. Employed. Considering options. Employed while looking for a different job. Employed while preparing for another career. Unemployed. Looking in the same…
  • Energy-Production Jobs: Solid Pay to High School Grads

    george
    27 May 2014 | 11:34 am
    Most jobs in energy production are open to high school graduates.  People hired at entry level will acquire skills on the job, while earning solid pay. …A few exceptions: Wind Turbine Technicians are less often entry-level. Job candidates may be expected to have 1-5 years experience.  Also, more education is common in candidates for Powerhouse Repairer opportunities.  As you apply for that, you will likely need some college, though not necessarily a degree. Despite relatively low education and experience requirements, these professions pay above-average wages, none less than $50,000…
 
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  • Growth Hacker – Via is hiring for its NYC team.

    David Marini
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Via is hiring a Growth Hacker to join its NYC team. Via is a better way to get around NYC. It’s a transportation sweetspot, using cutting-edge technology to deliver the things you really care about: comfort, speed, and low cost. As Growth Hacker, you’ll rigorously develop and implement strategies for efficient customer acquisition and retention while building an unforgettable brand. Apply Here So who is the ideal Growth Hacker for Via? Are you Obsessed with data, you better be! Analytical and rigorous, with a thorough understanding of key customer acquisition metrics and statistics.
  • SoundCloud is seeking an Ear Glue Master, AKA. Product Manager New York

    David Marini
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:58 am
    SoundCloud is the worlds leading audio platform, scaling up with a rapidly growing global user base, and they’re looking for a Product Manager  New York for Connected Devices to join the team. In this role, you’ll be responsible for helping SoundCloud users connect wherever they are. Honestly, if you don’t know what SoundCloud is then you’re a goofball, I personally hate most online services, but even I use this platform. Big deal right here! Apply Here So who is the ideal SoundCloud Product Manager? Well it’s someone who can define SoundCloud’s connected devices strategy &…
  • No more baby steps, Golfmiles needs Growth Hacker Chicago with a long swing

    David Marini
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    They are looking for a Senior Growth Hacker Chicago with experience leading a small team from Zero to 500,000 customers in 24 months. They don’t even have a functioning website yet, but if the CEO isn’t trying to fire you on day one, you don’t have what it takes. You’ll be tasked with developing and executing “growth hacks” (both short and long term) to help drive new visitors to their site and converting them to long term customers. You’ll have a proven track record in user acquisition leveraging free or low cost channels and be obsessed with gathering relevant…
  • Content and native advertising analyzer SimpleReach’s day has come

    Cheryl Ross
    15 Sep 2014 | 6:54 am
    Measuring the effectiveness of native advertising looks set to get more efficient as analytics startup SimpleReach bags a huge Series A round. Analysis and prediction Jobbing business development managers will know that for most clients, an ad’s capacity to drive online advertising sales is the bottom line. The creative team’s native advertising may be beautifully subtle, the displays pithy and snazzy, but agencies still need to be able to bring something to the table these days to show how effective they’ve been. That’s where NYC-based startup SimpleReach comes in. Founded in 2010,…
  • Summer done and Kitchensurfing needs a New Product Manager New York

    David Marini
    11 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    Ocean surfing is for amateurs, try being the Product Manager New York for Kitchensurfing.  Kitchensurfing is a global marketplace for people who love food. They are re-defining the dining experience by directly connecting chefs to diners, and in the process creating a more intimate and rewarding experience for everyone around the table. Your job is to define the right product, deeply understand our customers and chefs, and then to work to combine what is possible with what is desirable; to create products that solve real problems. You’ll be managing project complexity and…
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  • Ghost shops: how to avoid high street closure

    Editor
    8 Sep 2014 | 5:51 am
    As wooden boards line shop windows, the feeling of a ghost town on the high streets is palpable. Walking through some more parochial town centres, you’ll see tumbleweed in the distance as lonesome men weep before once shimmering shop fronts. Indeed, according to national newspaper The Independent, an average of 18 high street stores close their doors every day. Even property guru Chris Grigg, who made a living selling space to retail outlets like Debenhams and B&Q, has admitted that retail outlets need a different strategy to stay afloat. After a 25 per cent reduction in floor space,…
  • From land to sea | How you can train for your dream career

    Editor
    28 Aug 2014 | 11:23 am
    So, you’ve decided you want to enjoy a life at sea, and now you’re looking into ways of making the dream a reality. You may be aware of the long hours and wet weather you will endure, but there are also valuable skills you can learn and the opportunity to develop a long lasting and rewarding career in the maritime industry. Although a great deal of your education will be on-the-job, it is essential you get the training offshore before you set sail. Many people entering the industry enjoy a hands-on approach to work, which is why careers such as deck navigation, electro technical work and…
  • The self-made entrepreneurs WITHOUT a degree

    Editor
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    We don’t have enough of them anymore – those success stories from people who simply left school, got on with the job and dramatically thrived. Just a few decades ago, you could barely walk down the street without bumping into a self-made success story. Let’s take The Apprentice’s Alan Sugar as a prime example. In his rags-to-riches tale, he went from low-rent vendor to multinational success story over a 40 year period, through a concentrated mixture of determination and judiciousness. Now, partly because of higher market expectations, the opportunities for self-made individuals have…
  • The resurgence of the manufacturing sector

    Editor
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:17 am
    At the turn of the century, outsourcing was seen by major manufacturing companies in both the US and Europe as being the only way to remain profitable in an ever-more competitive global market. Manufacturing plants were springing up in former Soviet Bloc countries of Eastern Europe, Central and South America, China and India. Since the onset of the global financial crisis in the middle of 2007, however, the balance has inexorably begun to swing back in favor of returning manufacturing to the US. Why outsourcing became so popular Toward the end of the 1990s many developing countries saw an…
  • Contracting as a career – a viable future?

    Editor
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:35 am
    These days, more and more people are moving away from the traditional working patterns and taking up contracting. It’s not right for everyone and it can be tough, but those who succeed report high rates of job satisfaction and can enjoy considerable financial success as well. The benefits of contracting Contractors do have to deal with clients – sometimes a lot of them – but they don’t have to deal with bosses telling them what to do and restricting how they approach their work. They can choose their own hours and generally they are free to dress as they like. Many contractors…
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  • Fast & Easy Tips for Improving Your Resume

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

    Celebrity Assistant
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:26 am
    Brian Daniel’s article was featured on LinkedIn. See what he learned after meeting an A-list movie star (read more).                                                
  • Reasons why personal assistants don’t get the job

    Celebrity Assistant
    8 Sep 2014 | 8:34 pm
    Career coach Brian Daniel sheds light on reasons why job seekers don’t get the job. Hint: Black cats don’t bring bad luck, not going the extra mile to impress the employer is what does you in (Read more»)  
  • Career tips: How to Make Recruiters Work Hard For You

    Celebrity Assistant
    4 Sep 2014 | 2:49 am
    Celebrity headhunter Brian Daniel shares insights about how to get recruiters on your side (Read more»)  
  • An assistant’s image: what NOT to do on LinkedIn

    Celebrity Assistant
    2 Sep 2014 | 5:48 pm
    In order to score (and keep) jobs with celebrities and billionaires, executive personal assistants need to “network”. LinkedIn offers a great platform for doing just that, but if used incorrectly it can actually hurt your image – not improve it. Here is a list of things you should never, ever do on LinkedIn:   Bad […]
 
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  • 3 Little Career Secrets Of The Ultra-Successful

    16 Sep 2014 | 11:08 pm
    Two simple questions for you: What’s the biggest thing holding you back from achieving everything you desire? What’s your greatest asset in life? Now, here’s the interesting part… They’re exactly the same thing: You. You are your greatest asset, and funnily enough, you’re also the one standing in the way of achieving your wildest dreams. So, in this article, I’m going to give you three small things – that when used together on a regular basis will help you: Increase the value of your greatest asset in life… You. Release the unconscious behaviors that are holding you…
  • 3 Tips For Writing A Successful Cover Letter

    16 Sep 2014 | 10:50 pm
    Job seekers without a flair for writing and storytelling may find it painfully difficult to put together an impressive cover letter. The most common way they start their cover letter is with words like, “I’m very pleased to submit my application.” But do you realize just how awfully stiff these words sound to employers? A cover letter is your personal introduction to the employer. It has to communicate your professional journey so far, or how you acquired the skills that you’ve listed in your resume. In the recruitment industry, narrating a story and driving home a point is…
  • #1 Key To Becoming An Effective Leader

    11 Sep 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Leaders and followers are linked – you cannot have one without the other. Becoming an effective leader requires figuring out how to create a following and motivate them to produce for you. To do that, you first need to understand what makes a great leader tick. Attributes Of Great Leaders Effective leadership is not the same as good management. In order to effectively run an organization, management must be able to plan a strategy, communicate a vision, inspire others to action and solve problems. Effective leadership is based on behaviors that bring about empowerment and change. Great…
  • Finding The Fun In Your Job Search

    10 Sep 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Job search. Not your favorite pastime, I’m sure. For many, it consists of “unfun” (and even dreaded) action steps such as writing your resume, networking, doing research, and interviewing. So, let’s make it easier on yourself. How To Find The Fun In Job Search I have a – related – personal example for you. When it comes to exercising, I refuse to go to a gym and work out. I despise it. Won’t happen. I want to do something I either enjoy (such as dancing, rollerblading, ice skating, skiing, or martial arts) that gives me a good workout in the process. Or, I’ll do something that…
  • 4 Secrets To Changing Careers In Your 40s

    9 Sep 2014 | 11:38 pm
    In your 40s and looking to change careers? You’re not alone. And you’re certainly not crazy. In fact, if there’s ever a time you can – and should – reinvent yourself, that time is now. Below are four ways in which you can start a transition into something better than your status quo. 1. Stop Making Excuses You’ve become accustomed to the fact that your 20s were the years where you figure out what you want to do with your life and then suffer through your choice for the rest of your life. Wrong! You are most definitely not the first person that considered changing careers in…
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  • Home study could be your path to IT success

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:59 am
    There are a number of paths towards a successful career in IT, but for the majority of people this involves full-time study at a university or college. For those who have perhaps missed the boat, or those who feel they can’t commit to this strategy, there is an alternative that offers up some intriguing possibilities. The door is never closed. If you are currently considering an online degree course, you need to ask yourself a few questions. Will you be able to keep up with the study Read More..
  • Social Media: Growing Pains

    19 Sep 2014 | 2:16 am
    Social Media Getting your impact felt online can sometimes feel like trying to get noticed at a beauty pageant. But fear not. You don’t need to slip into your best bikini and start droning on about world peace to get the attention your business or your product deserves (although it might help). You just need the right advice, a proper understanding of how digital marketing works and a fair bit of patience. One Read More..
  • Principle and Use of External Memory Grouping in esProc

    18 Sep 2014 | 8:00 pm
    After data are imported from a data table, they are usually grouped as required and grouping and summarizing result is needed to be worked out. In esProc, groups function is used to compute the result of data grouping and summarizing; or the function will first group the data, then further analysis and computation are to be performed later. But the case will be different in processing huge data, for the records cannot be loaded to the memory all together and distributed into each group Read More..
  • Six Things That Have Been Replaced With The Improvement Of Better Technology

    18 Sep 2014 | 1:58 pm
    It is always exciting to see technological innovation make an improvement to someone's life. When an innovation is especially well-regarded, it can even end up replacing the technology that existed before it. Here are six examples of products or services that have been replaced due to the improvement of technology. The Symbian Operating System Less than eight years ago, the Symbian operating system was the Read More..
 
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  • Tips to Find a Job Today and Start Tomorrow

    Jobs Dhamaka
    18 Sep 2014 | 2:14 am
    If you want to find job today and start immediately, then it might be difficult task for you. No matter “ what’s the reason behind looking for immediate job”? Making quick job decision or urgency of searching new job can be tough for you. It’s also depending on your qualification, experience, expertise and type of […]
  • Career Goals for Creating a Career Strategy

    Jobs Dhamaka
    17 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    Developing a career strategy is one of the best things for your future, if you really want to be successful. You can focus on the things that want to achieve and follow the way of accomplishments. A career plan or strategy is developed through a series of career goals. Once you create your targeted goals, […]
  • Make a Plan for Successful Job Search

    Jobs Dhamaka
    15 Sep 2014 | 4:15 am
    Job searching isn’t means apply for a job or get interview calls from employer or recruiters. It’s quite tough for fresher or unemployed job seekers who don’t have knowledge about latest job market or don’t aware with current hiring trends. The successful job searchers always utilize different types of job search strategies to get stand […]
  • Tips for Staying Positive during the Job Search

    Jobs Dhamaka
    10 Sep 2014 | 9:18 pm
    It is natural to be disheartened or discouraged during the job search, generally, if you are fresher or unemployed and searching jobs for a long time. But, it is advisable to remain positive while looking for new opportunity. Jobsdhamaka.com will help you motivate and continue your job search for long time. Your positive attitude can […]
  • Most Common Interview Questions and Preparing for the Answers

    Jobs Dhamaka
    8 Sep 2014 | 4:56 am
    Before going for interview, you must review the most common interview questions you will most likely be asked. You should review some sample answers and advice of experts on how to respond these common interview questions. Here are several questions and advice to prepare for interview: 1  Tell me something about yourself? Ans: This is […]
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  • Cover Letter Ideas Designed to Help You Get that First Job

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

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

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

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

    Stuart Chichester
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Curriculum demands on 21st century students encourage the use of thinking strategies to enhance deeper understanding of concepts and knowledge, in the teaching and learning which occurs in classrooms. 21st century students increasingly use electronic media and the internet for searches and discussions. It cannot be assumed that information found through electronic media and the […] The post Describe, Persuade or Analyze – Non-fiction Writing Strategy appeared first on Education & Career.
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  • Major career transition – how to get someone to take a chance on you

    Lisa Cummings
    15 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    This episode’s question How do I  make the leap from an operational role to a sales role?   What you’ll learn – That you’re not alone if this seems like a tough career conundrum.   – How you can make a major career change (even into an entirely new field) without having to start over in an entry level position.   – Ways that very small or very large companies can present great opportunities to switch departments or roles.   – How to go get real life practice in the newly-desired role rather than simply studying it from an…
  • Resumes: should you make a unique one for each job you apply for?

    Lisa Cummings
    8 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    This episode’s question I’m looking for a new job. And I’m considering a couple of different kinds of jobs. So do I need a separate resume for each type of job that I’m applying for?   What you’ll learn – How to stop wasting your time submitting resumes to recruiters and hiring managers who throw it in the trash or overlook your awesomeness.   – How to get noticed by talent management “bots” – the automated tools that are screening you as a candidate before a human ever sees your resume.   – The big secret to…
  • Money versus happiness – can one job bring both? Especially for an artist?

    Lisa Cummings
    1 Sep 2014 | 12:41 pm
    This episode’s question I’m an artist, and I’ve been in art just about all of my life. My question has to do with getting happier doing what I do. I’m in a company that offers a good 401(k) and a decent salary and standard hours, yet I don’t have any cool projects to work on.   I have friends in markets like L.A. and New York who are working on cool projects in TV, movies, and video games. I have a friend who is an art teacher and she absolutely loves it. I just don’t find myself having the level of happiness that my friends do. I don’t want to…
  • Bad boss and slacker teammates – what to do?

    Lisa Cummings
    25 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    This episode’s question My boss makes rules and doesn’t enforce them. My teammates ignore them and roll in with a lazy wave in the morning. It is unfair and is getting distracting – what should I do?   What you’ll learn – How this situation could actually be good for you – How the environment is keeping you from stepping your game up – How people can lose credibility and trust at work (listen up leaders!) – Creative things to focus on instead of this dysfunctional stuff   Resource of the episode Book: QBQ! The Question Behind the…
  • Networking event strategies – making impressions and making it worth your time

    Lisa Cummings
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:30 am
    This episode’s question How do I make networking events more effective, make an impression, and spend time with those who will make a difference? What you’ll learn – Why too many networking event participants look like they belong in Las Vegas. – How simply being curious and making friends can boost your career. – How to make yourself more approachable. – Having a keep-in-touch plan, and executing it with the help of software. Resources of the episode Software: Contactly & Promptivate Book: Dig Your Well  Before You’re Thirsty by Harvey MacKay…
 
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  • RRB Allahabad Recruitment 2014 for Junior Engineer & Senior Section Engineer Apply 6101 Vacancy at www.rrbald.gov.in

    Oxter Team
    19 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    RRB Allahabad Recruitment 2014 for Junior Engineer & Senior Section Engineer Apply online 6101 Vacancy at www.rrbald.gov.in Railway Recruitment Boards. RRB ALLAHABAD RECRUITMENT 2014 JUNIOR ENGINER & SENIOR SECTION ENGINER:Raiway Recruitment Board has invites the application for the recruitment of 6101 vacant set for the post of Senior Section Engineer, Junior Engineer, Chief Depot Material Superintend, Depot Material Superintend and  Chemical Metallurgical Assistant. The candidate having the required qualification should apply for the above post. Before applying for the post the…
  • BPSC Competitive Main Examination 2014 For 3792 Assistant Posts at www.bpsc.bih.nic.in

    Oxter Team
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:51 am
    BPSC Competitive Main Examination 2014 For 3792 Assistant Posts Apply online at www.bpsc.bih.nic.in Download Application Format Form & Merit List.
  • DNB CET 2015 Online Application Form, Notification, Exam Date at www.cet.natboard.edu.in

    Oxter Team
    19 Sep 2014 | 3:35 am
    DNB CET Online Application 2014/15 at www.cet.natboard.edu.in Exam Date DNB CET 2015 Online Application Form registration process, syllabus, and exam pattern. DNB CET 2014/15 Online Application Form: National Board of Examination has declared a notification for conducting the Common Entrance Test for DNB 2015.Candidate having of the MBBS degree should apply for this. So the online application are invited from the eligible students who want to make their carrier in various college affiliated by NBE. So the students should fill the application form from the official website…
  • Download HAL Finance Officer Admit Card / Hall Ticket 2014 at www.hal-india.com

    Oxter Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Download HAL Admit Card 2014 for Finance Officer Exam at www.hal-india.com HAL Finance Officer Hall Ticket 2014 is now available to download. Download HAL Admit Card 2014 for Finance Officer: The exam for the Hindustan Aeronautics Limited for the financial officer is going to be held in the September. Applicant those who have applied for these posts should download their Admit card from the official website of www.hal-india.com Admit card should be soon available in the official portal website very soon. Few day ago HAL has declared an advertisement for the recruitment of 19 vacant set for…
  • Gujarat Livelihood Promotion Company Recruitment 2014 Apply 397 Post at www.glpc.co.in

    Oxter Team
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:16 am
    Gujarat Livelihood Promotion Company Recruitment 2014 for Assistant Project Manager, GM & etc 397 post Apply online at www.glpc.co.in. GLPC Recruitment 2014 Assistant Project Manager: Gujarat Livelihood Promotion Company Limited is going to recruit 397 vacant posts for the various Assistant Project Manager posts. Interested candidate having the required qualification should apply for these posts. Online application form is available on the official website www.glpc.co.in. Applicable candidate should apply for this post before 30 September 2014. >> NAME AND NUMBER OF POST: General…
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  • Surgical Nurse Salary

    Sarah Jones
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    A surgical nurse is a special type of medical professional who provides care to the surgical patients before, during and after a surgery. They are considered as the backbone of the surgical team and hence the surgical nurse salary is reasonable enough to make a decent and comfortable living. The nature of their job is demanding and challenging as they have to work alongside with the surgeons and the other staff in the surgical team. They are also called as preoperative nurses or operating room nurses and play a pivotal role in assisting in life-saving surgical procedures. They prep the…
  • BSN Salary

    Sarah Jones
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    A bsn assures incredibly amazing employment opportunities for registered nurses in the healthcare industry. A bsn salary is generally higher than the non-degree registered nurses. Yes, a bachelor of science nursing degree paves the way for a higher salaries than that of a nurse with an associate degree in nursing or with a diploma. There is a strong demand for well qualified bsn’s in various hospitals, physician offices, outpatient surgery facilities, nursing homes and other health care centers. A bsn also has the opportunity to enjoy a fast-paced life, challenging work situations and earn…
  • Ophthalmologist Salary

    Sarah Jones
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:37 am
    Vision care is an excellent field and offers good job prospects. An ophthalmologist salary is generally high because of the extensive educational requirements and intricate surgeries he performs. Ophthalmologist is trained to provide the full spectrum of eye care, from prescribing glasses to performing complex and delicate eye surgeries. The field of optometry is continuously evolving with rapid advancements emerging daily. This has indeed led to an increase in the number of roles, prompting passionate medical aspirants to pursue their career in this specialized field. Yes, this field has…
  • Medical Billing Salary

    Sarah Jones
    14 Sep 2014 | 5:35 am
    Medical billing is an indispensable part of any health care provider. Though the medical billing salary is not as high as other related medical jobs, medical billers do take home a decent salary that is sufficient enough to lead a fairly comfortable life. A medical billing professional is a billing specialist who deals with billing processes and insurance claims procedures. Heath care providers rely on these specialists to ensure that claims are filed properly and the reimbursement received in a timely manner. As per the studies conducted by the department of labor the job prospects for…
  • Patient Care Technician Salary

    Sarah Jones
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Patient care technician niche is an entry level job for a person who wants to start out his career in the health care field. Patient care technician salary is competitive in nature but assures better benefits and scope for career advancement. This is a highly satisfying career as it ensures numerous opportunities to have a positive impact on the lives of the patients. This type of technician is an unlicensed assistive personnel who assumes different roles in a medical office. Yes, he has the basic skills and knowledge to perform routine tasks that present a very low risk to harm the patients…
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    Vantage Point

  • What not to do when out drinking with colleagues at the Oktoberfest!

    Upasna Kakroo
    19 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s that time of the year again. Munich gets about 6 million visitors every year on account of the largest beer fest the world witnesses (German beer rocks, before you bring out any other statistics). Last year about 6.4 million visitors gulped down a neat 6.7 liters of beer. What began as a marriage party by King Ludwig inviting the whole town, has become a great tourist attraction for the city of Munich year after year.  In recent times, it has become customary for many German  based or even International companies to invite their employees or businesses associates to a…
  • Management skills 106: How to create a happy work environment

    Neha Kirpal
    19 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    A recent poll conducted by SmartCompany revealed what motivates people to go to work. The top five results were achievement, money, creative output, great team dynamic, and retirement. Another study also shows that the top three things workers want are interesting work, full appreciation for the work they do, and a feeling of being “in” on things. Today, we present to you a few tips on how to create a happy work environment. There is a definite need to create some changes here, as we already shared the findings on how longer job tenures tend to worsen our work relationships.
  • Pedigree or potential: What is more important when hiring for executive jobs?

    Ashwati Michael
    18 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    At present, there is a lot of speak in the business world about hiring and retention of great talent with a very critical debate taking place on “P vs. P.” Pedigree vs. potential. What is more important to an organization when hiring for executive jobs – the educational pedigree of an individual or his potential? Especially for executive jobs, we have seen candidates who have both, the pedigree as well as have an undying motivation and ability to “make things happen.” Unfortunately, these types of candidates are rare, and mostly companies find their way back to P vs. P argument.
  • Professionals in management jobs: How can you increase mindfulness at work?

    Neha Kirpal
    18 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    With increasing complaints of stress and executive burnouts, professionals in management jobs as a result, sometimes suffer from not being able to be fully present. Given the multiple distractions moving from one project to another, or from one stack of email to a to-do list, it is indeed not an easy task. Today we bring some tips for enhancing mindfulness at work- yes it is possible. Mindfulness had its origins in Hinduism followed by Buddhism going back about 2,400 years, and has since spread across the west as a way to handle emotions, alleviate anxiety, and enhance one’s well-bring…
  • Management skills 105: Increasing emotional intelligence at the workplace

    Neha Kirpal
    17 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Emotional intelligence at the workplace It is long known that one’s emotional intelligence (EQ) is far more important than one’s intelligence (IQ) in attaining success in one’s life and career. We will stick out to say that this gains even more importance as you move into more senior roles and management jobs within organizations. It’s not hard to check this empirically.  Ask people around you what kind of a boss would they like to work for, most will come back with reasons that are related to EQ more than anything else. As individuals, our personal and professional success…
 
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    Career Square

  • How to write your digital CV

    Charlotte O'Neill
    18 Sep 2014 | 8:33 am
    Writing your CV is harder than it looks, especially if it is a digital version and will be available online. As employers can more easily access potential applicants CVs online, the process has been sped up. There are some things to think about before creating your online CV, to make yours stand out above the rest. How long does it need to be? With the internet, recuiters and hiring managers will scroll and spend a slightly less amount of time reading than they would if it wasn’t on the internet. You need to make your CV pop but being direct and straight to the point. Employers…
  • How hiring interns will benefit the business

    Charlotte O'Neill
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:41 am
    Considering to hire interns may come to businesses at some point in their life, and the advantages will always weigh heavier than the disadvantages. They’re interested in your work Interns are looking to get a job in your line of work, they’re interested in what you do and they want to become a part of it. Having people who are studying or have knowledge about what you do is great to have on board. Interns will already possess some skills or qualifications, or show great interest in your work and its good to have that around. They’re the new kid on the block A business can…
  • How start-ups can fill the talent gap

    Nuno Dhiren
    20 Jun 2014 | 3:38 am
    When you are starting a company and doing almost everything on your own you will realize that you need assistance to aliviate some of the workload and focus on activities that really matter for your business (healthy) growth. Finding someone to assist and support you is like finding your life partner. People can either join and fit your company’s vision or simply make you go backwards! When you are starting up a company your funds are most of the times limited so you can’t easily bring an experienced co-worker or the “right talent”. At this stage, the solution is to find people;…
  • Recruiting an Intern: Tips from An Internwise Employer

    Internwise
    6 Jan 2014 | 8:39 am
    Hiring the right people can be a challenge for businesses of any size, so when luxury furniture manufacturer The Sofa and Chair Company used Internwise.co.uk to recruit for an extra pair of hands in the marketing department, no-one expected the process to be straightforward. So when the company was not only able to recruit an ideal candidate but to do so in just 5 working days, it came as quite some surprise. Tom Goodwin, Head of Search, speaks to us to share his top tips when recruiting an intern. Why Did You Choose To Hire An Intern? Having started my career as an intern and hired interns…
  • What is a competency-based interview?

    Janine Pounder
    18 Dec 2013 | 1:42 am
    Competency-based interviews are designed to establish how your skills meet with the job specification. The questions will be focused around how a task or situation tested you in previous roles. The criteria by which your answers are marked are pre-established from 0-4 (0-No evidence, 4-sufficient evidence) and are marked depending on how well you demonstrate your skills through your answers. It is very important that you ask ahead of time what type of interview you will have. Unlike a normal interview, which is more akin to a conversation, you will need to be well prepared. When you are…
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