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  • 5 Steps to take to make time for everything

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

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    LeeAnn Prescott
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    The post The Key to Pain-Free Performance Reviews appeared first on Simply Hired.
  • Why You're Off Base About How Others View You at Work

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

    Marci Alboher, Working the New Economy Blog
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Photo by In his 2013 New York Times best-seller “Grain Brain,” neurologist and functional medicine expert David Perlmutter, MD, warned that eating wheat and sugar—staples of the typical American diet—has a deleterious effect on the brain and body, leading to conditions such as diabetes, depression, insomnia, anxiety, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Elevated blood sugar levels lead to brain shrinkage, specifically in the areas that determine cognitive and memory function, Perlmutter noted. Moreover, researchers discovered that…
  • Hiring Millennials: 6 Tips for Recruiting the Best Young Talent

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    Nicole Dieker
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    How do recruiters find top-notch Millennial job candidates? Are there special tools you should be using or new techniques to try? Here’s what two experts have to say about making your recruitment efforts a success. 1. Extend your search beyond “elite” schools Steven Rothberg, president and founder of College Recruiter, says one of the most important tactics recruiters can use to find the best young talent is to think outside the “elite” box. As Rothberg notes: “It’s first helpful to define what a top candidate is. Many employers think that a top candidate is an elite student…
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    Penelope Trunk Careers

  • 5 Steps to take to make time for everything

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

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

  • Why You're Off Base About How Others View You at Work

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

    25 Sep 2014 | 8:42 am
    Few events in your career are as difficult as being demoted.It may be that you saw it coming – verbal and written warnings from the boss indicated you were not meeting expectations – or it may totally blindside you. Whatever the reason, being demoted is something no one wants to experience, and the pain is often so great some people will just quit rather than accept it.Still, that’s not always the best move. For one, quitting means the paychecks stop, and that’s pretty devastating for someone who has car payments, school loans, a mortgage and kids to support. And two, quitting…
  • How a Virtual Assistant Can Save Your Sanity

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:11 am
    Technology has helped us be so self-sufficient that it can feel old-fashioned or sort of elitist to think we need someone to help us keep our calendar, book a flight or research a new customer.But as the number of hours American workers spend on work-related tasks increases, it’s becoming clear that no amount of technology is going to fix the problem.We need help.  Human help.Enter the virtual assistant.A virtual assistant is someone you may or may not meet personally, but is trained to handle dozens of tasks that can bog down your day like scheduling meetings, posting…
  • 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…
 
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    Marci Alboher, Working the New Economy Blog

  • How to Ward Off 'Grain Brain'

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Photo by In his 2013 New York Times best-seller “Grain Brain,” neurologist and functional medicine expert David Perlmutter, MD, warned that eating wheat and sugar—staples of the typical American diet—has a deleterious effect on the brain and body, leading to conditions such as diabetes, depression, insomnia, anxiety, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s disease and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Elevated blood sugar levels lead to brain shrinkage, specifically in the areas that determine cognitive and memory function, Perlmutter noted. Moreover, researchers discovered that…
  • Aspirin May Reduce Risk of Aggressive Prostate Cancer

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    Photo by Stockbyte/Getty Images As many people know, a daily aspirin can help stave off a heart attack. Apparently, your ticker isn’t the only part of your body that may benefit from a dose of the drug: Aspirin significantly reduces men’s risk of prostate cancer, reveals a new Duke University study, presented at the 13th Annual American Association for Cancer Research Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference , held in New Orleans, La., this week.  The 6,390 men, none of whom had prostate cancer at the start of the study, were part of the Reduce trial, a…
  • Are Bug Bars the New Protein Bars? The Nutritional Value of Eating Insects

    26 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    Photo by If you haven’t snacked on a grasshopper lately, you’re missing out on a hefty dose of nutrition. By Harley Pasternak Pasternak is a celebrity trainer and author of “The Body Reset Diet.” For one to stay lean and healthy, every meal must contain protein, fiber, and healthy fat. If you’re the adventurous type, though, there is an extremely affordable, sustainable, and eco-friendly — yet high-quality — protein option you may want to consider: bugs! I’m not talking about the bug parts that unintentionally get into our food in kitchens or factories; More elegantly referred…
  • Build a Home Gym for Under $100

    26 Sep 2014 | 9:45 am
    By Pamela Hernandez We all have the same 24 hours to work with. Craigslist is a great place to find exercise equipment at rock-bottom prices.
  • Tone Your Whole Body On a Park Bench

    26 Sep 2014 | 9:44 am
    Join CosmoBody  trainer Adam Rosante for a calorie-torching bleacher workout that will keep you looking smokin’. Don’t have access to a stadium? No problem! All you’ll need for this insta-hot exercise is a step or sturdy park bench.
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    Brazen Careerist

  • Hiring Millennials: 6 Tips for Recruiting the Best Young Talent

    Nicole Dieker
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    How do recruiters find top-notch Millennial job candidates? Are there special tools you should be using or new techniques to try? Here’s what two experts have to say about making your recruitment efforts a success. 1. Extend your search beyond “elite” schools Steven Rothberg, president and founder of College Recruiter, says one of the most important tactics recruiters can use to find the best young talent is to think outside the “elite” box. As Rothberg notes: “It’s first helpful to define what a top candidate is. Many employers think that a top candidate is an elite student…
  • 5 Ways to Find Out If You’re Making Enough Money

    Michelle Kruse
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Whether you’re up for a raise or considering a job offer, you may be wondering what you’re really worth. Are you making enough money for your age and experience level? Are you getting paid what you deserve? It’s completely natural — and in fact advisable — to regularly reassess your worth to ensure your career is moving in the right direction. While salary is often considered a hush-hush topic, you you can still determine how much you should be making — and whether or not you should accept the offered salary. 1. Do your homework Thanks to the internet,…
  • 4 Things Recruiters Will Never Tell You (That Dramatically Affect Your Job Search)

    Skiddy von Stade
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    You may believe job recruiters are your ally, there to help you land the career of your dreams. While recruiters do come with many positives, it’s important to understand their motives — namely, how their end goal differs from yours. The recruiter is beholden to the client; their most important task is helping clients find the best talent. (Click here to tweet this thought.) If you don’t play your cards right and tailor your relationship to this need, you may miss out on a great opportunity. If you find yourself in the position of working with a recruiter during your job search, be…
  • How to Increase Your Chances of Getting Accepted into Top MBA Programs

    Carrie Murphy
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Ah, the call of the MBA. In today’s work world, even new professionals who are still huffing and puffing up the proverbial ladder have their sights set on business school. After all, earning an MBA degree is a surefire way to increase your salary, boost your credibility and prove your commitment to your career. Oh and let’s not forget about that whole job security thing — did you know 95 percent of Class of 2013 MBA grads were employed by September 2013? But before you run out to drop several thousands of dollars on your MBA degree, answer this question: What does your employment…
  • What You Need to Know About Social Media Privacy at Work

    Kelly Gurnett
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    The good news: Lawmakers are setting boundaries when it comes to how far employers can pry into their workers’ social (media) lives. The bad news: We still have a long way to go in the privacy wars — and there are plenty of minefields you can fall into if you’re not careful with your online presence. As TLNT.com reports, Rhode Island recently passed laws prohibiting employers from asking employees for certain personal social media information. This includes disclosing passwords, changing their privacy settings and divulging content they’ve shared. The laws also prevent employers…
 
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    The Work Buzz

  • We’re moving!

    Debra Auerbach
    17 Sep 2014 | 12:48 pm
    New name, destination and look When people get makeovers, it’s usually because they’ve been sporting the same look for a long time and are in need of a change. These makeovers aren’t meant to transform them into completely different people; rather, they’re meant to enhance the features they already have. Well, after several years of […]
  • Choosing dream jobs and workplace perks

    Susan Ricker
    17 Sep 2014 | 8:38 am
    You don’t always get what you want, in life or in your career. In fact, most of your day is made up of compromises between what you want and what others are asking for. You rearrange your priorities to keep projects moving, to earn a bigger paycheck, to accommodate your family. But if somebody asked […]
  • Companies hiring this week

    Susan Ricker
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:06 am
    Job seekers, here is our weekly list of 10 companies that are hiring now. Click on the links below to learn more about the opportunities available at each company. 1. Crowe HorwathIndustry: Public accountingSample job titles: Senior staff auditor, campus recruiting manager, internal audit manager – risk consulting, anti-money laundering, program manager, IT audit manager, international tax […]
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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: David Zinger at 60

    David Zinger
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:54 am
    21 Employee Engagement Intentions for the next 15 years Today, September 24th, 2014, I turned 60. This is a time when friends and colleagues are retired, turning their thoughts towards retirement, or focused on the end of work. Yet, I intend to work for 15 more years. I love my work. I want to make a contribution to work for others. I want to see employee engagement evolve into something richer and more robust. Of course, I know, this is dependent upon the health of myself and my family. For quite a few years I have used the line, “engage along with me, the best is yet to be.” I…
  • Employee Engagement: Is Employee Disengagement a Form of Death?

    David Zinger
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:22 am
    Something dies in us when we disengage I was flying from Winnipeg to Singapore at the end of August to do a one day workshop on employee engagement. I was minding my own business when my brain began to nudge me with a quiet question that began to get louder and louder in consciousness: Is employee disengagement death? At first it felt like an absurd question to be pondering at 39,000 feet over the Pacific ocean. My immediate answer was no. But the question had me in its grip and would not let go. Before I got to Singapore I had decided that disengagement is indeed a form of death. I believe…
  • 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…
 
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    All Things Workplace

  • Keep It Simple Like Einstein

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

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

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

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

  • Your Caring Trademark

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

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

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

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

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

  • Can You Act Independently of Social Pressure?

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

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

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

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

    William Frierson
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:16 pm
    To land a quality gig in this job market, you need the skills recruiters covet most. Sadly, there is often a disconnect between the skills most valued by employer's and the current skill set of the the applicants – or at least how those applicants go about selling their personal brand. This infographic from DeVry
  • Best Cities to Start a Career in 2014

    William Frierson
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Congratulations on completing college, recent graduates!  If you plan on moving to a new location to begin your career, then you might be interested in the following list of the best cities to start one in 2014, according to WalletHub. Best Cities to Start a Career in 2014 Washington, DC Denver, CO Irving, TX Seattle, […]
  • Need a Vocation? Information If You’re Considering Vocational School

    William Frierson
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    If you are a high school or college student looking for an opportunity to learn a new skill that can lead to a career, then going to vocational school may be a good option for you.  The following infographic takes a look at the past and present of vocational education, the benefits it has to […]
  • Thinking of Building Your Salesforce Career? Here are Things to Consider

    William Frierson
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:20 pm
    A salesforce career is among the most lucrative careers in the market right now. Clients are always looking for salesforce administrators as well as developers.  If you are thinking of building your career in this industry, not a day will end without you having to share your knowledge and skills with companies that need programming […]
  • Increasing Your Concentration to Improve Interviewing Performance

    William Frierson
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:42 pm
    The ability to focus at will allows an individual to sell themselves more effectively during interviews, to set aside destructive thoughts when engaging with hiring managers and ultimately to pursue career goals with more vigor and accuracy. Attention allows us to retrieve pertinent information from our memory, evaluate an event or hiring manager’s mood, then […]
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    Execupundit.com

  • White House Security: From Fence-Jumper to Hall-Runner

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:32 pm
    At The Dish, an animated GIF of how far the intruder was able to get into the White House.The word is a Lt. Frank Drebin has been brought in to advise the Secret Service.
  • Lunch

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Lunch with an old friend, a retired attorney. It is a friendship which grew from an argument many years ago. We quickly went from adversaries to allies and now can almost - almost - complete one another's sentences. Fortunately, we have enough divergent interests so the conversations are often unpredictable. I came prepared to talk to him about his work as a docent at the art museum and we both rambled off into a discussion of how to market history, art, and science.We've agreed that an annual lunch is insufficient. I'm sending him a note this afternoon to set up another one. After…
  • Rock History Update

    30 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    At The Telegraph: The very unusual story of Genesis.No wonder I stuck with the more sedate groups like The Rolling Stones.
  • Language of Poor Leaders

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    When things go well: "I" and "my" and only rarely "we."When things go wrong: "They."
  • Writers to Know

    30 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    If the world were fair, these writers would be as famous and as widely read as Stephen King:Olivia ManningWendell BerryRose TremainPatrick O'BrianRichard PriceJim HarrisonMark HelprinPaul TherouxCharles PortisRobert HicksHoward BahrNick HornbyMario Vargas LlosaDonald WestlakeBen EltonJiri WeilEdwin O'ConnorLouis de Bernieres
 
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    The HR Capitalist

  • Welcome to Thunderdome: Apple Middle Manager's Name Leaked as cause of IOS Launch Failure....

    Kris Dunn
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:12 am
    You want HR Hardball?  Try this one on for size. You're a publicly traded company.  There's a software release that doesn't go well.  Turns out your customers are vocal.  So, you serve up the name of a middle manager who apparently was responsible for the failure. The company?  Apple.  More from iLounge: "Apple’s quickly-pulled iOS 8.0.1 update was overseen by the same manager in charge of catching problems with Apple Maps before that program was released, according to Bloomberg. The report claims mid-level manager J*** W****** (I took the name out) oversees…
  • HRCI Hits SHRM Hard on Certifications, Signs HR Equivalent of Tom Brady...

    Kris Dunn
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:02 am
    All has been quiet on the HR front related to the ongoing certification war between HRCI (who brings you the SPHR and the PHR) and SHRM (who earlier this year decided to split from their long standing relationship with HRCI and launch their own flavor of HR certifications).   If you need background related to SHRM's decision to split from their longstanding association with the SPHR and PHR, see my post here and take a listen to a Fistful of Talent podcast on the topic here.   All was quiet, but that changed last week when HRCI announced they had entered into an agreement with Dave…
  • You're Good, Not Great (Adjectives to Use When Determining If Someone is a Star)....

    Kris Dunn
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:59 am
    It's getting ready to be performance review time in a lot of your companies, and if you're like most HR pros, you've got a group of managers who really don't want to tell the people who work for them that they're average. But telling a lot of people they're average is about the only way to get true separation between the stars and role-players and get the stars paid accordingly.  So one of the keys is to help your managers understand where the bar is. Here's a running list of adjectives you can use to help your managers grade "good vs. great."…
  • 4 Things You Can Say When An Employee Prints Out Salary Data From the Interwebs....

    Kris Dunn
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    I'm on the record as saying you ought to get engaged with Glassdoor and figure out how to be more of a marketer with sites that include employee reviews - as evidenced by this popular webinar I did over at Fistful of Talent - “How Smart HR Pros are Becoming Better Marketers – By Using Company Reputation Sites Like Glassdoor”. HR people need to be in the game to win the game.   But that doesn't mean it's all sunshine and puppy dogs.  Example - take a look at this charge on employee salaries for IBM consultants - and let's talk after the graphic (email subscribers…
  • Here’s To the Crazy Ones: And Why You Don’t Deserve Them

    Kris Dunn
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:59 am
    Been doing a lot of performance work for some client companies lately.  As you might expect, I’m trying to push the companies to get out of the mindset that the performance review transaction is the reason for the process. Repeat after me:  The reason you do any type of coaching or performance management is to migrate employees.   If you’re going to do it, you want a system that allows you to support migrating new employees to good performers, and good performers to great employees. You don’t get there by focusing on the rating scale.  That doesn’t migrate anyone.  You get there…
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    HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review » Sylvia Ann Hewlett

  • 4 Ways to Retain Gen Xers

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

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

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

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

    Sylvia Ann Hewlett
    13 Mar 2014 | 8:00 am
    Virginia Rometty at IBM. Marillyn Hewson at Lockheed Martin. Meg Whitman at HP. Ellen Kullman at DuPont. Marissa Mayer at Yahoo. Phebe Novakovic at General Dynamics. The presence of these women would imply that science, engineering, and technology (SET) industries welcome women. The fact is, senior female leaders in SET industries are still too few and far between. Even as these women blast open doors and blaze trails, new research (PDF) from the Center for Talent Innovation shows that U.S. women working in SET fields are 45% more likely than their male peers to leave the industry…
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    Evil HR Lady

  • 3 Management Lessons From a Turkish Wedding

    Evil HR Lady
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:54 am
    Most people spend their time at weddings drinking and eating cake. I look for keys to making better managers, and therefore, better businesses. We spent last weekend at my sister-in-law’s wedding, in Adana, Turkey. Her new husband is Turkish and the wedding was in his home town (where they now live). Here are 3 lessons I learned by attending my first Turkish wedding. To keep reading, click here: 3 Management Lessons From a Turkish Wedding And one more note, not in the article: Turkish food is awesome. Yes, yes, it is.
  • Is there too much emphasis on college degrees?

    Evil HR Lady
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:22 am
    Walmart’s (WMT) chief spokesman, David Tovar, resigned recently after the retail giant discovered that he lied on his resume. Tovar said he had graduated from the University of Delware in 1996, when in reality he had not finished his coursework for the degree. Tovar is out of a job because he lied. I have no problem with that. Lying is a bad thing. You should never, ever lie on your resume, or any other area of your life. If you’re embarrassed about something in your past, better to just bring it into the open instead of waiting in fear that someone will find out. Walmart was…
  • When your salary truly is unfair

    Evil HR Lady
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:20 am
    Most big companies have someone monitoring compensation, making sure that things are pretty much fair. But, sometimes, things fall through the cracks. And, unfortunately, sometimes the big boss doesn’t care about fair, but just cares about paying people as little as possible. You can’t blame a business owner for wanting to make a profit. After all, times are tight for everyone, and if he can pay someone less, there’s some logic to it. However, sometimes you may end up being the victim of this. One of my readers asked me the following question: How do I go about getting paid…
  • Bullying a common problem at work

    Evil HR Lady
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:23 am
    Ever been bullied at work? If so, you’re not close to being alone. A new survey by job-search site CareerBuilder found that 28 percent of U.S. employees have experienced bullying at work. The employees most likely to feel bullied on the job are the disabled, with 44 percent of people with disabilities reporting that they have been the victim of such behavior, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers (30 percent). By gender, women are more likely to experience workplace bullying, with roughly a third reporting such incidents, compared with 22 percent of men. Perhaps not…
  • 6 questions for companies changing a dress code

    Evil HR Lady
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:19 am
    Walmart’s (WMT) recent decision to enforce a new dress code for employees by the end of September has put a spotlight on the issue and raised some thorny questions. For instance, what’s the difference between a dress code and a uniform? Plus, the move has many Walmart employees upset because buying new clothes is an expense many either don’t want or can’t afford. However, dress codes aren’t unusual at all. In fact, the company you’re working for probably has one. Still, as Walmart is showing, when making a decision to change a dress code, it can be fraught…
 
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    CAREERBRIGHT

  • 5 Tips to Help Your Company Find the Right Person for the Right Position

    Shweta Khare
    29 Sep 2014 | 9:38 pm
    It can be difficult to accurately gauge how someone will perform in a role during the recruitment process. Ultimately that’s why probationary periods exist. Hiring and training costs a lot of money though, so it is still a better option all round to hire right the first time rather than have to rehire three or six months later. Read on to find out how you can make sure you’re putting the right person into the right position. 1. Analyse the Position before Advertising Just because somebody is vacating a role that had particular responsibilities and KPIs, it doesn’t necessarily mean…
  • How to Stage the Scene for a Winning Video Interview

    Shweta Khare
    25 Sep 2014 | 5:46 pm
    In recent years, video interviewing has risen 49-percent. This means that if you’re in the market for a new position, there’s a very good chance that a potential employer will want to meet with you on Blue Jeans Network or other video venue. Companies using video conferencing for at least part of the hiring process is growing as well. There are a large number of firms that exclusively work with contract employees and, in those cases, video conferencing may be the only time they’ll ever “meet” their employees. These systems are also widely used by companies that have a global or…
  • 5 Essential Preparations for a Successful Business Event

    Shweta Khare
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:36 pm
    Business event planning can be successful only when planned well and executed efficiently. There’s always a lot to do and it is best done with diligent planning. Whether you’re launching a new product, anniversary or opening, it is very important to have a plan of action when it comes to a specific event, almost as important as having a marketing plan for the year. Many companies have a difficult time with event management and often hire third parties to help with their events but this is not always necessary. Here are five easy but essential steps on how to start planning an event for…
  • Cool Careers For People Who Love the Outdoors

    Shweta Khare
    21 Sep 2014 | 10:36 pm
    A large majority of today’s jobs involve working inside. If you aren’t stuck in an office all day, then you could be working in a factory’s production line or behind a counter in a coffee shop. For people who love the outdoors, being inside day in and day out can be like a living nightmare. Just the thought of the whole world outside the window, while you’re inside unable to see any of it, is enough to drive you crazy. But if being outside is your thing, then there are plenty of careers that could be more suited to you. Although most jobs will need you to spend at…
  • 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,…
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    Michael Lee Stallard

  • Vince Lombardi’s Success Formula: “Task + Relationship Excellence = Results”

    Michael Lee Stallard
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:55 pm
    I once attended a meeting where it seemed that everyone was focused on the people or relationships in a business and believed that doing so would bring success. Don’t believe it. Great leaders focus on achieving BOTH task excellence and relationship excellence. This dual focus produces sustainable superior performance. Managers who are solely task focused eventually burn people out. Managers who are solely relationship focused don’t set sufficiently high performance standards and challenge the team to accomplish them. However, managers who focus on task and relationship excellence…
  • How Leaders Can Guard Against Unethical Behavior

    Michael Lee Stallard
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:42 pm
    When leaders behave in ways that violate ethical norms and harm customers, it has a devastating effect on connection and employee engagement. A quick glance at business news headlines shows the extent to which unethical behavior has become a problem today. Many of these unethical practices seem to defy common sense, such as the restaurant owner in China who made headlines for lacing food with opium in an effort to get customers to return. The best leaders, whom we at E Pluribus describe as servant leaders, maintain a mindset that they serve employees who in turn serve customers.  This…
  • Establish a Team Vision Through Continuous Improvement Meetings

    Michael Lee Stallard
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:48 am
                  #52 Hold “Continuous Improvement” Meetings – Periodically pull your team together for a session to identify innovative ways to improve.  The meeting could be focused on ways to increase revenue, reduce costs, improve quality and/or improve efficiency.  List the ideas, prioritize them, select a manageable set to focus on, assign responsibilities and track their completion.  Make this information available to the entire group.  Holding these meetings 3-4 times a year gets people thinking proactively about how to improve and gives them…
  • Connect Others Through “Flash Mentoring”

    Michael Lee Stallard
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:30 pm
                  #51 Employ “Flash Mentoring” – One way to match mentors and mentees is to ask them to commit to meet just once to see if both parties “click” (or “connect,” if you will) and if the mentor believes he/she has the knowledge/expertise and sufficient time available to meet the mentee’s needs and expectations. If both parties agree to continue, they should agree to a set number of additional meetings rather than leave the term open-ended. Unless both mentor and mentee agree to a set number of additional meetings, there is no…
  • 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…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • Looking for my next gig

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

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

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

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

  • 6 Things You Forget About When Building A Personal Brand

    Heather R. Huhman
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Most professionals know by now that a strong personal brand is the foundation for a successful career. Whether you use your personal brand to find jobs, promote your freelance business, or build your professional network, it’s important to create a brand that illustrates your professional experience and personality. Your personal brand can also help you stand out from professionals in your industry and make a name for yourself as an expert. While you might understand the basics of personal branding, such as building a blog or connecting with people on LinkedIn, there are a few things…
  • How to Choose the Right Candidate for the Job

    Ceren Cubukcu
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    This week, I wanted to help entrepreneurs, recruiters and hiring managers by discussing some tips for choosing the right candidate for the job. Hiring the right candidate is very important because the right person can save you time and money by working efficiently. In comparison, a bad hire can cost you time and money as well as create discomfort among other employees. Below, find some tips for choosing the right candidate to hire: Define the Job Right: The first step in the hiring process is posting the job description. If you want to hire the best candidate as an employer, you should pay…
  • If You Can Do This, You Win

    Nance Rosen
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:30 am
    What does everyone want more of? Think about the power you would wield, if you knew the answer. What if you knew what everyone secretly and truly wants? What is it that they’re not saying aloud to anyone, but keeping as a dark secret? Go one step further and imagine if you could DELIVER what everyone wants! Now here’s news that’s disappointing but not surprising. According to the New York Times, you can simply Google “being more” and find out the answer. So many people have typed: “being more …” into this search engine, that Google autocompletes “being more” with…
  • What It Takes To Write For The Daily Show

    Christian Roberts
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:07 pm
    *Following responses are not verbatim* I recently had the privilege to sit down with Delaney Yeager, a writer from The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Delaney told me about her experience on the show and the hard work it takes to be ready to air at 11pm Monday through Friday. The Daily Show’s focus is political satire covering current news stories through comedy. 2.5 Million viewers tune in every night to hear Jon Stewart report on the daily news. Christian Roberts: Where did you go to school? Delaney Yeager: I attended Pace University and had a major in Theater and minors in Creative Writing…
  • Why Resumes Are Still Important For Job Seekers

    Dan Schawbel
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:01 pm
    [Sponsored: This post is brought to you by Hloom, a site offering free templates] There is a lot of hype about how resumes are going to die out with the advent of social networking sites. I have actually plead guilty to have written several articles about the “death of resumes” in the past. The reality, especially with larger companies, is that a resume is still extremely important. Companies have HR databases that store resumes that they select from. If your resume isn’t in their system, then you have almost no chance of getting a job with that company unless you are the…
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    Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch

  • Video: Accepting Opportunities from “What is success…and why you might have it already?

    Douglas E. Welch
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:18 am
    A New Paradigm of 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: Now, I’m also not telling you to ignore opportunities that come your way. Because, the fact is, sometimes these opportunities that happen to fall in our lap, are what can lead to something like this. Just by shear dumb luck. Just being in the right place at the right time.
  • Archive: Litigation Support – An interview with Mike McBride — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

    Douglas E. Welch
    27 Sep 2014 | 10:51 am
    Archive: Litigation Support – An interview with Mike McBride — from the Career Opportunities Podcast From the Career Opportunities Archives… You can find out more about Mike at http://www.mikemcbrideonline.com/  Listen to this Podcast Enjoy this clip and presentation? Consider a donation via PayPal to support further career talks, videos, podcasts and clips.    Archive: Litigation Support – An interview with Mike McBride — from the Career Opportunities Podcast is a post from Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch Subscribe to Career Opportunities via RSS | Follow…
  • Video: Thinking about the present from Career Compass: Finding Your Career North with Douglas E. Welch

    Douglas E. Welch
    25 Sep 2014 | 12:31 pm
    Thinking about the present from Career Compass: Finding Your Career North 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: Fight or Flight Response from “Transition as the New Normal” with Douglas E. Welch

    Douglas E. Welch
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:34 am
    A short clip from this longer presentation Watch this entire presentation   Enjoy this clip and presentation? Consider a donation via PayPal to support further career talks, videos, podcasts and clips.    Transcript: Now when you first start to realize that transition is the normal — transition is constant — the first reaction, as I mentioned, is usually blind fear. And I say this because I’ve been there. When you are forced to make a change, for whatever reason, the first emotion we tend to feel is fear and do you know where that comes from? That comes from our days…
  • Video: A New Paradigm of Success from “What is success…and why you might have it already?

    Douglas E. Welch
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:28 am
    A New Paradigm of 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: I hope to bring forth in you a new, a new look, a new understanding, a new paradigm for success. This is something I am trying to live in my own life and I think you would benefit greatly from living it in yours as well. First of all, I’m not telling you to stop striving. One of…
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    Bailey WorkPlay

  • The Harmful and Ridiculous Lie of “Mentally Strong People”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • The Kind of Resume That Works Now

    Jean Cummings
    24 Sep 2014 | 1:44 pm
    As a Boston resume writer and Certified Executive Resume Writer who has been active in the executive resume writing field for 21 years, I am now writing a radically different kind of resume. I call it The Executive Keyword Resume....
  • 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...
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    The Chief Happiness Officer Blog

  • Friday Woohoo (or should that be Woof-hoo?)

    Alexander Kjerulf
    26 Sep 2014 | 5:04 am
    Dutch airline KLM got a new coworker who seems very happy at work:
  • Natural and Synthetic happiness at work – Here’s why you need both

    Alexander Kjerulf
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:13 am
    This article was written byTais Lyager Rasmussen and Woohoo inc’s newest employee Thomas Christensen . What do you do when you do not get the happiness you wanted? You make it yourself! As a child growing up, you quickly learn that you do not always get what you want. This is pretty much a fact of life. You wanted the red electronic toy car but instead you got told to use your imagination and go play outside. Your favorite band is playing tomorrow night – sorry, you have to work late. Everyone experiences these kinds of situations and everyone hates them. When life fails to…
  • Roosevelt on making mistakes

    Alexander Kjerulf
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:39 am
    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the…
  • Work as play

    Alexander Kjerulf
    23 Sep 2014 | 5:09 am
    “Work has got to be play or it doesn’t work.” – Ray Bradbury From this interview:
  • I screwed up. Choose my punishment.

    Alexander Kjerulf
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:04 am
    We currently have 500 people around the world beta-testing HeartCount, a better way to measure team happiness, and last Friday the system had a couple of fairly serious bugs. That sucks. We’re only two weeks into the beta period and my biggest fear is that this will make users lose faith in the system. However, we’ve also previously written about why we should celebrate mistakes at work and this is no exception. So I just sent out an email to the users where I apologized for the mistake AND asked them to vote on a suitable punishment. Here are the options: Currently…
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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

  • Becoming the Boss: How to Manage Your Peers

    Lindsey Pollak
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Big news! My new book, Becoming the Boss, debuted this week at No. 11 on the New York Times Best Sellers List! Thank you to everyone who has read and reviewed the book for your support. As I wrote earlier this month, the second step to becoming the boss is to face the challenge of […]
  • What Employers and Marketers Have Wrong About Millennials

    Lindsey Pollak
    26 Sep 2014 | 7:09 am
    Millennials have been in the workforce for well over a decade and over the years employers — and society in general — have developed a lot of complaints about them. In my work, though, I’ve found Millennials have a lot of positive qualities and aren’t as different as many people like to think. This week, […]
  • Video: Is Gen Y Ready to Be the Boss?

    Lindsey Pollak
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:48 am
    Last week I had the honor of being a guest on “The Cycle” on MSNBC to talk about the launch of my new book, Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders. Right before we went on the air, one of the hosts asked me if I thought Dark Vader was an […]
  • 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 […]
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    HR Daily Advisor

  • ‘Nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee’—Except the OFCCP

    Elaine Quayle
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Remember that old commercial “Nobody doesn’t like Sara Lee”? Remember when Moms in the June Cleaver era made a cooked breakfast every morning for their families? Guess the folks at the Sara Lee Food and Beverage factory in Florence, Alabama, now Hillshire Brands, remembered because they are in hot water with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. It seems that 98 percent of workers hired to assemble breakfast biscuit sandwiches were female, while 99 percent of the positions—to stack and dispose of supplies for the sandwiches—were filled by males. Can you say “gender…
  • Life Threatening Illness Is Distracting; So, You’re Dismissed!

    Melissa Blazejak
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Being diagnosed with cancer can be a scary and stressful time in one’s life, but imagine being fired after you find out that you’ve been diagnosed with it! That is the case for one woman in Pennsylvania, who was laid off after her boss discovered she had cancer that affected her pancreas, liver, and ovaries. The woman had worked in an oral surgeon’s office for over 12 years, and the doctor claimed that her cancer would be distracting to her job. According to the Huffington Post—in a note he wrote to the woman—he says, “The symptoms of the disease, the pain medications you will…
  • 14 Ways to ‘Make My Day’ (Secrets of a Plaintiffs’ Attorney)

    Stephen Bruce, PhD, PHR
    24 Sep 2014 | 11:47 am
    “Because I am a plaintiffs’ attorney, people want me to fail and die,” says attorney Whitney Warner. At SHRM’s Annual Conference and Exposition in Orlando, Warner turned the other cheek and told HR managers what they can do to avoid lawsuits.  Warner, who is a founding partner with the labor and employment law firm of Moody & Warner, P.C., Albuquerque, New Mexico, says that “almost every type of employment law case is preventable.” First, says Warner, for me to take a case, there has to be tolerable merit to the employee’s claim; it has to have the ring of truth…
  • You Can’t ‘Boss’ Me Around, You’re Just a Robot

    Melissa Blazejak
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Contrary to the title, most people prefer to be bossed around by robots than they do their own bosses according to a research project conducted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL). The research found that in a situation where a team of two humans and one robot work toward a common goal, the humans prefer the robots to take charge. Matthew Gombolay, a PhD student at CSAIL, who ran the research project, says that having the robots in control doesn’t mean they are running the workplace, but rather that the robots…
  • Creating a Diverse Workforce—Only Half the Battle

    Stephen Bruce, PhD, PHR
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:28 pm
    Even if your company succeeds at diversity recruitment, the work of developing diversity—and taking full advantage of it—is far from over. First, you’ll have to hold onto good employees. Bonuses and raises aren’t the only tools in your toolbox for retaining employees. They also appreciate being valued for their contributions, being treated with respect, and having enough flexibility to allow a measure of control over their work and home lives. At their most basic, diversity initiatives work to build a culture of respect in an organization. Here are concrete steps your company…
 
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    CEO Blog - Time Leadership

  • Article Clipping at its Best

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

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

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

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

  • LinkUp’s Monthly Labor Market Update Webinar Is Scheduled For October 1st

    Toby Dayton
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:19 am
    Each month on the Wednesday before the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its Employment Situation Report, we provide a comprehensive analysis of the current state of the U.S. labor market along with a forecast of the monthly jobs numbers. Our insights and forecasts are based on our highly unique job search engine that only indexes jobs from company websites. With a current index of 2.3 million job openings sourced directly from 50,000 companies throughout the U.S., LinkUp is able to deliver both a macro and a micro perspective on U.S. labor demand. Our next webinar,…
  • 5 red flags an employer has terrible work-life balance

    Stephanie Anderson
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:00 am
    Employees today put a premium on good work-life balance, and as noted in our last blog, they rate it ahead of money, recognition and autonomy when defining career success. But many job-seekers avoid asking questions about work-life balance during the interview process for fear that they might seem lazy or selfish. As a job seeker, how can you learn which employers embrace a culture that balances work-life demands and which ones only claim to? A little detective work and strategic research can go a long way in telling you which companies practice what they preach. Keep an eye out for these…
  • Work-life balance as a recruiting tool

    Molly Moseley
    17 Sep 2014 | 9:40 am
    Juggling personal and professional obligations is no easy feat. But, it turns out workers do believe they can have it all – a successful career and a fulfilling personal life – and they are selecting jobs based on this expectation. In fact, more than two-thirds of the employees believe having it all is achievable, according to an Accenture survey. The findings revealed that having both a successful career and a full life outside work is so important to employees today that many choose a job based on it. This point is absolutely essential for employers to understand. To attract and…
  • Job search roles: The who’s who of your search

    Stephanie Anderson
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:11 am
    A lot of people are involved in the process of hiring a new candidate for a job. Hiring manager vs. HR manager. Recruiter vs. sourcer. As a job hunter do you have a good sense of who these people are and what role they play? Understanding the responsibilities and motivations of each can set you up for success in your search. “Seek to understand the role of each player, treat them with respect and follow their process, and they will be much more likely to become an ally in your job search,” says Dele Lowman Smith, a corporate coach and principal consultant for iLuminous…
  • The top 5 job titles that can mean anything or nothing at all

    Molly Moseley
    4 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    A few concise words that describe what a person does – a job title is seemingly straight forward, right? Wrong. Between keyword stuffing and wordsmiths blending terms to make positions sound as attractive as possible, there are a lot of cluttered phrases being used to create fanciful-sounding job listings. These job titles can have so many different meanings that sometimes they end up having no value at all, which is a disservice to the job hunter and the company seeking new talent. Here are our top 5 job titles and phrases that are so generic and open to interpretation, they get…
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    Work Happy Now

  • 101 Tips to Make Work More Fun

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

  • The Tim Ferriss Show: Tracy DiNunzio on Rapid Growth and Rapid Learning

    Tim Ferriss
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:21 am
    This single interview with Tracy DiNunzio, founder of Tradesy, 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, and Part 3. Download the transcript (PDF, Word) 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 (4-6) that have changed my life.  Here is the list, including free samples of every one. Also, how would you like to join me and billionaire Richard…
  • 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…
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    Hire-Engineers.com

  • Power-Electronics Engineer

    dakotaturbines
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Dakota Turbines is a new renewable-energy company with an exciting product.  Our company is the manufacturer of a 30 kW small wind turbine system.  We are looking for highly motivated and skilled professionals to continue to improve existing products, as well as create new ones.  Please take some time to learn about Dakota Turbines and see how you may be a part of a very challenging and rewarding project.  Specifically, we are looking for a Power-Electronics Engineer that has experience with the following: * IGBT based utility-interactive inverters * Programming language “C” *…
  • Professional Engineer

    Rothem1
    20 Sep 2014 | 10:45 am
    PE must have experience with soils, PI, and the designs of concrete foundations. This position requires the certification of designs we provide to clients in the residential home building sector. Pay is commensurate with experience. $70,000 minimum. Candidate must be registered in Texas.
  • Electrical Engineer II

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

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

    bradley
    6 Dec 2011 | 9:39 pm
    Advantage Technical Resourcing require a “Sr. Project Engineer” in Hauppauge, NY: The Senior Project Engineer owns the product line… Senior Project Engineer position requires a minimum of a BS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering… jobs by
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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

  • Blind Spots

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

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

  • My Visit to Google Chicago

    Alexandra Levit
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Upfront disclosure:  I don’t work for Google…yet. Thanks to my new friend Sally Anderson, a human resources partner at Google Chicago, I recently had the opportunity to tour the office and see for myself why Google is one of the most desirable employers in the world.  I wasn’t disappointed. The Customer is King While I sat in the brightly lit, colorful lobby and sucked on a lemon Jolly Rancher, I watched the front desk receptionist field several calls from prospective summer interns.  Did he turn up his nose and scoff?  No sir.  Google understands that when…
  • How to Cope When Your New Job Is a Bust

    Alexandra Levit
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    According to a new survey by staffing firm Robert Half, 41 percent of workers said the role they accepted at a company was different than what had been outlined to them during the interview process. If you find yourself in this situation, what’s the most productive way forward? To gain insights into this unfortunately common scenario, I tapped Paul McDonald, senior executive director at Robert Half. Paul, from the company’s perspective, why might a job not be what was originally intended? Where is the disconnect? Companies don’t set out to trick candidates who might not be a good match…
  • What Sets High Performers Apart?

    Alexandra Levit
    22 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Were you born to succeed? Not necessarily. As it turns out, even if you’re mid-career and feel you’ve never shined in school or work, you can completely transform your ability to contribute. I recently had the opportunity to meet David Sturt, author of the book Great Work: How to Make a Difference People Love. As he describes in his piece for Forbes, last year Sturt’s firm the O.C. Tanner Institute conducted a fascinating study on high performance work. The organization studied 1.7 million people across all industries, positions, and pay-grades and illustrated that high-performance is…
  • 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…
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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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    Freelance Folder

  • Client Interaction Fundamentals

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

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

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

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

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

  • JibberJobber vs. “Endlessly Confused”

    Jason Alba
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:17 am
    I got a very nice note from a new user a couple of weeks ago, and she said we could share what she wrote: You are amazing! Years of working locums leaves me endlessly confused. I have been bombarded with recruiter email/spam so often I had to create a separate junk mail account. I would forget who offered which job and the details. I have only been using your site for 2 weeks and I am loving it. Thank you so much. My recruiters thank you. D. Gasque I had to look up locums… it is a word I hadn’t heard before. But really, she had me at “you are amazing!” We love…
  • How Do You Print Reports for the Unemployment Office?

    Jason Alba
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:37 pm
    I just got this question from a user: How do I print out a list of the jobs I have entered?  I have a meeting with the unemployment office and they are requiring me to bring my records on paper.  Go figure. Go figure, for sure This is pretty easy to do.  The report you can get to by following the instructions below can be used for UI claims as well as to send to an accountability partner (aka, coach). Step 1: Get to the Log Entries and Action Items Report.  You can do this by clicking on the word Logs (from the main menu) or mouse over Reports and click on the link: Step 2: Check what is…
  • Venture Capitalists Are Like Job Seekers: Looking, Networking, Following-Up

    Jason Alba
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:20 am
    And guess what they use to do all of that? A relationship management tool. Not JibberJobber, because JibberJobber is not optimized for what they need to do (many people in the office accessing records, people “owning” a contact, or even one conversation, etc.). And job seekers shouldn’t use a normal CRM because it is not optimized for a job seeker.  It’s probably 80 to 90% good enough, but there are things that job seekers need to do that CRM doesn’t address.  And most job seekers don’t need the sales pipeline stuff that is forefront of most CRM tools. My…
  • Email Addresses: The Unintended Personal Branding Message

    Jason Alba
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:58 am
    Yesterday I wrote about email addresses, and how they might be branding you. The most popular email address people use to sign up for JibberJobber is Gmail. It is clearly the leader, as far as the people who are attracted to a more sophisticated job search / relationship tool.  Juno is not popular anymore, although every once in a while I get someone who signs up with a Juno account. Let me share some advice with regard to your email service provider, other than the branding issue that we talked about yesterday. Get an email address that you can always “own.”  I hate seeing…
  • Your Email Address Might Be The Reason You Aren’t Getting Interviews

    Jason Alba
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:57 pm
    Not sure if that title is a real sentence, but the message is REAL. Last week on Facebook a friend of mine who has done a lot of hiring since I’ve known him made a snarky comment about people who use a hotmail email address when they apply for a job at his company. It reminded me of my own snarky blog post from August of 2006 (JibberJobber was just a few months old at that time… this was eight years ago!) titled: jason@DontHireMe.com – does it matter? In this eight-year-old blog post, I give my opinion (read: OPINION) about what your email provider says about you.  I talk about…
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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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  • Years of Service Matter

    Laurie Ruettimann
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    I always wonder why HR sucks so much at recognizing an employee’s years of service. I know we are moving to a gig economy. Everyone is moving to a shorter workweek and we never see one another, anymore. We are all supposed to own our own brands and know that no job is forever. But much of that is garbage. People still work in boring, normal jobs for more than nine months. Very few people wear Google Glass and use iPhones and tablets in their ordinary lives. And even though it seems boring and basic, I think it is important to take a moment and thank the people who make your company…
  • Today Isn’t Tomorrow #tdn2k

    Laurie Ruettimann
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:45 am
    A few months ago, Kellogg declined to accept my application for enrollment into a certificate program to help women become board members. They looked at my simple application and said, “Yeah, no thanks. We don’t want your cash, and we don’t want to teach you how to be an effective board member.” I was a little upset, but I tried to remember that today isn’t tomorrow. Whenever I hit an obstacle in life — friendships, relationships, family, my career — I try to remember that people do a very poor job of predicting their futures. What looks like a…
  • Marathon Monday: Wish List

    Laurie Ruettimann
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    It’s week 9 of my marathon training. This round has been easy peasy.  I am a little tired from all the travel, but running is simple. I am barely sore. It’s amazing how your body can adjust to smart and consistent training initiatives. I have great friends who keep offering to buy stuff for my marathon. I started to make a wish list on Amazon, but then I stopped. I don’t need anything. If you want to send something, please send your best wishes and your good juju. I want to remain injury-free. That’s all I need! The post Marathon Monday: Wish List appeared first on…
  • On Compensation

    Laurie Ruettimann
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    Most Americans aren’t comfortable talking about money. You look rude if you talk about your salary or how much you spend on big-ticket items. But years ago, I worked for a woman who told me how much she earned for a living. Then she told me that, when possible, I should share my salary with other women whom I trust. It’s important to educate the market, even when it might feel uncomfortable. “You can’t help other women if you don’t give them good information,” my boss told me. “And if women undercut other women, it brings the whole market down.”…
  • Do Your Job

    Laurie Ruettimann
    24 Sep 2014 | 3:45 am
    Years ago, my mom had regular meltdowns (like any mom) while trying to raise four kids. She would say, “If everybody would just do their jobs around here, life would be easier.” I’m still not sure what my job was, exactly, but I know that I didn’t do it very well. Just this past weekend, I was standing on a corner in Berkeley, CA. I was surrounded by failed undergraduate students with dreadlocks, homeless guys, feral chihuahuas, and a white-feminist-black-liberation-Frutarian-poet who told me to check my white privilege at the door. (What door? I don’t know.
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    Great Leadership

  • 7 Elements of a Compelling Leadership Vision for Change

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    This post was recently published at Smartblog on Leadership: Leading change starts with a compelling leadership vision for change. According to leadership expert John Kotter, a lack of leadership vision is one of the most common reasons why transformational change efforts fail.A leadership vision isn’t just for large, CEO led, company-wide transformational changes. Leaders at all levels need to inspire people to change in order to overcome significant challenges and achieve important goals. “Transformational” is always relative and defined by those most impacted by the change. While an…
  • Dealing with the Slacker Employee

    29 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    When one employee is not pulling their weight, it can have a devastating impact on productivity, customer service, or sales. Today’s lean organizations can no longer tolerate anything less than 100% effort from all of their employees. However, the most negative impact a “slacker” employee can have isn’t necessary organizational results – it’s the impact on that employee’s coworkers that have to work extra hard to cover for their coworker. When a manager doesn’t see this – or, chooses not to address it - morale suffers, and ultimately, good employees will either lower their…
  • Why Pope Francis is the World’s Most Effective Leader

    25 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Guest post from Jeffrey A. Krames:While I was writing my book on Pope Francis, I asked over 200 people who they felt was the most effective leader on the world stage today. I even gave many hints, such as "the person is living and doing well, does not live in the U.S., has little money, but makes news several times a week around the world."Nothing---crickets!Not one person responded "Pope Francis." How can that be? After all, he was Time Magazine's Person of the Year, and was also named the World's Greatest Leader by Fortune Magazine. I believe that the Pope's avuncular…
  • It All Starts With Leadership!

    24 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    How can leaders create a workplace culture where employees are raving fans? It all starts with Leadership.Read  Beth Armknecht Miller's guest post over at About.com Management and Leadership to find out how.
  • 10 Nightmares That Cause Managers to Lose Sleep

    22 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Management has its share of perks and rewards. You get a fancy title, maybe an office, and a big chair.However, there’s a price to pay for those extra rewards and perks. Being a manager means you also have to deal with the tough issues that can cause you to lose sleep at night.Read my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership to find out what the top ten issues are that can keep a manager up at night.I’ve also included a “sleep aid” for each one.
 
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    The Accidental IT Leader

  • New Book: Team Building Strategies for IT Managers

    drjim
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:20 am
    Team Building Strategies for IT Managers: Tips And Techniques That IT Managers Can Use In Order To Develop Productive Teams What You’ll Find Inside: HOW CAN AN IT LEADER CHANGE AN ENGINEER INTO A TEAM PLAYER? AN IT MANAGEMENT NIGHTMARE: MANAGING TROPHY KIDS CHEAP & EASY IT MANAGEMENT: HOW TO USE SOCIAL-NETWORK ANALYSIS TO BOOST TEAM PERFORMANCE GOOGLE’S LESSONS FOR MANAGING TECH-SAVVY TEAMS
  • 5 Ways IT Managers Can Make Innovation Happen On Their IT Teams

    drjim
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Innovation will only happen if the IT manager knows how to grow it Image Credit “More innovation, please!” This is what IT managers have been hearing on a daily basis for the past few years. I think that we all understand why we’re being asked to help out, everyone believes that we have the IT manager skills that are needed to make this happen and they believe that we’ve had the IT manager training that will allow us to make this happen. What IT managers need is just a little bit of help in discovering exactly how to go about growing some of that innovation stuff… 5…
  • 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…
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    Mary Elizabeth Bradford - The Career Artisan

  • What to Do When Companies Aren’t Saying Yes

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    25 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I would like to share a personal story with you. I remember a couple of really lean months after I started my business. My husband and I would sit down at the table and I would start to tick off all the things I had done to market my business properly. “I have done everything […]
  • HSBC’s Trade Forecast encompasses trade data for 25 countries and territories key to world trade.

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

  • Introducing The Professional Independence Project

    Ariella Coombs
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:01 pm
    The Professional Independence Project is a month-long series designed to help you kickstart your journey to becoming more professionally independent. It’s the ultimate bootcamp for feeling in control of your career. In 30 days, you’ll transform yourself with our tools and resources – and the best part? It’s free to those who sign up for our daily emails. Break Free From Career Unhappiness When it comes to your job, do you feel trapped, helpless, and out of options? Stop letting your career hold you hostage! According to Forbes, over 52% of Americans are unhappy with…
  • 5 Excuses That Are Killing Your Online Brand

    Ariella Coombs
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:55 pm
    You know how important it is to have a cohesive personal brand these days. But having a personal brand is much more than just having a few words associated with you and your areas of expertise. You can’t afford not to maintain a strong online brand. Yes, having a great personal branding statement is essential, but if you don’t have a place to flaunt it online, what’s the point? Related: 3 Effective Ways To Quickly Brand Yourself Online So, why don’t you have a personal website then? What’s your excuse? Here are some common excuses for not having a personal website (and some great…
  • Sell Me Yourself: The Secret To A Successful Personal Brand

    Mohamed Amine Belarbi
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:50 pm
    This post is part of the Professional Independence Project series. While Jordan Belfort made the sentence “Sell me this pen” quite famous, for young professionals today the real question is “Sell me yourself.” All those job interviews you had, all those cover letters you’ve written, the time you spent polishing your CV, and the number of networking events you attended have one single common aspect: They help you sell yourself better. It’s that simple, yet very powerful. Selling yourself is becoming the prime focus of young professional in an employment…
  • 5 Lessons From A Successful ‘Business-Of-One’

    Shonali Burke
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Even for those of us who know we’re happier working independently, it’s alluring to contemplate rejoining the conventional workforce. Benefits, insurance, and the good old “steady paycheck” are certainly good reasons to go back on someone else’s payroll. But whenever I’m tempted to “get a job,” I’m reminded of what a former CEO once said to me about Hollywood: that it’s “full of highly-paid temps.” Add to that the fact that there really isn’t anything such as “job security” these days, I’d much rather be in the camp of hunting what I eat. 5 Lessons From A…
  • Fire Your CEO: Reorganize The Business Of BrandYOU™

    Cheryl Simpson
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Is it time to fire your CEO and reorganize the business of BrandYOU™? Find out! Have you read any of the articles citing the repeated reinventions Joan Rivers achieved in her long career? Joan did an exemplary job of proactively managing her own brand and evolving her professional life in fresh directions without sacrificing her values, integrity, or passions. Are you managing your own career as effectively as she did? Purpose Joan recognized that just as companies of all sizes need a mission statement, individuals need to clarify what they do what they do and what drives their focus. This…
 
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    Lindsay Olson

  • 5 Ways to Use Social Media to Find a PR Job

    Lindsay
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    The landscape for finding a job in PR — or in any field, really — has changed dramatically over the past several years. It used to be a straightforward path: you sent your resume or application through a job board or connected with a recruiter in person. Now social media has uprooted that process, and today, a shocking 93% of organizations use social media to hire.What that means for you is: you need to step up your presence on social sites. Here are a few more tips to help you position yourself as the ideal PR employee.1. Boost Your Contacts (But Make Sure They’re the Right…
  • 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…
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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

  • The past couple weeks have been weird

    Rebecca Healy
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:21 pm
    The past couple weeks have been… weird. I started blogging again this Summer like I always do, with renewed energy, but also — this time seemed different. I have been intermittent writing over the years for a myriad of reasons, from keeping quiet while in certain jobs to not having an interesting life. But my blog has always been that space on the Internet and in life that was mine, a place to be fully expressed. These are my guts on a page, or screen, as it is, and I like scooping them all up to make sense of it all. So, anyway, this time seemed different. I sensed it. Ryan sensed…
  • 3 Techniques to Make Your Difficult Boss Love You

    Rebecca Healy
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:21 am
    When working with a difficult boss, it can seem like nothing is in your control and you don’t have the power to affect positive change in your working relationship. But nothing could be farther from the truth. Today on US News, I share three techniques to be proactive and make your boss love you. Read it here. Update: this post was also picked up by Business Insider here! 
  • 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…
 
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    Corporate Warriors

  • I Have Over XX Years Of Experience! Deal Killer.

    Don Straits
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Throw that phrase out!! Deep six it! Can it! Shred it! Delete it! Burn it! Take it off your resume! Take it off our LinkedIn profile! Take it off your bio! If I read another resume with that phrase, I think I will be sick. Which means, probably this afternoon, I will be sick. UGH.   *Text version provided below the video player. If you want to make certain that your resume looks just like everyone else, then begin with the phrase (or some variation thereof): "I Have Over XX Years of Experience." While my evidence is not definitive, over 75% of all resumes begin with that trite, worn-out…
  • Submit Linkedin Profile To Apply: We Don't Want Your Resume

    Don Straits
    26 Feb 2014 | 11:31 am
    Guaranteed anyone who might consider you for a position will view your LI profile.   LinkedIn is a platform for over 277 million  resumes and supporting documentation.  It is imperative your profile presents powerful insight into who you are and the value you can bring to an organization.  This short video addresses the shifting career paradigm and how you must adapt.  Would love your comments and feedback.
  • The Parallel Between CEO's And Football Quarterbacks: An Evolutionary Model Comparing "Field Generals" To "Boardroom Generals"

    Don Straits
    5 Feb 2014 | 4:22 pm
    I just read a great blog post by Scott Landstrom on his Driving Accelerated Growth Blog. It discusses the parallels between leading championship football teams and leading corporate organizations. Since we all just finished the Super Bowl, I thought you would really like this article. It has some great insights. The Parallel Between CEO's And Football Quarterbacks: An Evolutionary Model Comparing "Field Generals" To "Boardroom Generals" [Click to View]
  • Never Hire Anyone Over 30

    Don Straits
    15 Jan 2014 | 2:14 pm
  • How To Destroy Your Network

    Don Straits
    7 Jan 2014 | 1:23 pm
    We spend years developing our network through close personal contacts as well as digital contacts. But that which we spent years to build can be destroyed over night.In this video, we examine seven classic mistakes that executives make with their networks. Would love your feedback on ideas to build your network and what kind of mistakes to avoid in destroying your network. *Text version provided below the video player.   Let's exam seven classic mistakes that executives make with their networks. 1.  Failure to Show Gratitude and Acknowledge Contributions.  A simple thank you or…
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    TotalPicture Radio

  • Bill Kutik: The Merit-Pay-Increase Matrix

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

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

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

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

  • How often should you update your resume?

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    11 Sep 2014 | 8:24 pm
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  • What can Jobseekers do to Flesh out Their Resumes While on the Job?

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    9 Sep 2014 | 8:40 pm
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  • What is your best resume tip?

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    2 Sep 2014 | 8:13 pm
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  • Skilled IT Immigrants Come Under Fire

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:54 pm
    Talks about reforming H1 visa requirements for highly skilled immigrants is coming under scrutiny. For those who aren’t aware, the US has proposed revising H1 visa requirement in an effort to attract highly skilled talent, such as physicians, engineers, IT professionals, and so on. In fact, the US is not the only country looking to attract ...
  • How do you recommend handling date gaps in a resume?

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    12 Aug 2014 | 6:17 am
    Even a bad job is a good job by today’s standards. But jobseekers are wise to take a lesson from this job market; don’t leave one job unless you have another lined up. Of course, you could have been laid off or fired, which creates an unexpected gap in employment history. “Resist the temptation to “fudge” ...
 
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    Blue Sky Resumes Blog

  • 7 Easy Ways to Beat Interview Nerves

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

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

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

  • Karolina Sivas – Broken at Love

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

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

    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    To write an effective restaurant manager cover letter you should highlight your skills and accomplishments as they relate directly to the job opportunity. Demonstrate clearly and quickly that you are a hard working and results-driven professional who can add real value.
  • Sep 29, QA Interview Questions and Answers

    29 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    QA interview questions will assess your quality assurance skills and knowledge. Find out how to manage the interview properly, how to effectively articulate your experience and strengths and how to make the right impression as a professional and suitable job candidate for the QA job opportunity.
  • Sep 27, Behavioral- based Project Manager Interview Questions

    27 Sep 2014 | 9:00 am
    These project manager interview questions explore those behaviors required for successful job performance in the project manager role. Find out the core behaviors or competencies demanded from a project manager and how to effectively demonstrate your capabilities in the job interview.
  • Sep 26, Nursing Cover Letter Example

    26 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Send a convincing nursing cover letter with your resume and job application and secure the job interview you want.Get the employer's attention and interest and make sure they give your job application the attention it deserves.
  • Sep 25, Easy-to-Use Nanny Job Description

    25 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    This full nanny job description clearly outlines the duties and responsibilities for a nanny position.Excellent nanny job resources for both employers and job seekers to use.
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    thehiringsite.careerbuilder.com

  • The Most Unusual Corporate Vacation Policies: Innovative or Insane?

    Mary Lorenz
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:20 pm
    In a joint effort to promote a healthy work-life balance and increase productivity, Virgin Airlines owner (and self-described “tie-loathing adventurer”) Richard Branson recently introduced a new “No Vacation Policy” policy, which allows Virgin staff members to take time off whenever they want – for as long as they want – no questions asked. As far as radical vacation policies go, Virgin’s is pretty high on the list; however, one company may just have them beat… 42Floors, a San Francisco-based startup, offers employees a two-week paid vacation before their first day on…
  • Bet On Having a Blast With CareerBuilder at HR Tech

    Deanna Hartley
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you’re passionate about HR technology, you’re probably packing your bags and booking a show creating your agenda for the 17th annual HR Tech Conference and Expo. Are you ready for Vegas? The land of casinos, nightclubs and, of course, Britney. Or is it? To prove Britney wrong, CareerBuilder decided to spice things up at HR Tech this year. First, we’re kicking things off with a happy hour! Swing by our booth during the opening reception on Tuesday night for free drinks and snacks… You’ll get a water bottle when you register, which isn’t terribly…
  • 3 in 5 Employers Support a Minimum Wage Increase

    Mary Lorenz
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:30 am
    Believing a wage increase would improve workers’ standard of living, help the economy and improve employee retention, a strong majority of employers support an increase in minimum wage. According to a new CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,000 full-time hiring and human resource managers nationwide, 62 percent of employers think the minimum wage in their state should be increased. Of those who support a minimum wage hike, 74 percent believe it would improve workers’ standard of living, 58 percent say it would have a positive effect on employee retention, and 55 percent believe it would…
  • How Talent Advisors Break HR Stereotypes

    Laurie Ruettimann
    29 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Your cynical colleague may not look like an old school HR professional, but she is someone to avoid. Her future is not your future. TWEET THIS  When it comes to HR career paths, most of us have been presented with a false choice. You can either be an old school HR lady who drinks too much diet soda or a smartphone-wielding ninja who constantly talks about big data. Pick a side, folks, because there is no middle-ground. Does that sound right to you? ON BECOMING A TALENT ADVISOR Thankfully, I believe there is a third way to achieve professional success and personal satisfaction in our…
  • 4 Reasons Why You Should Pick Your Job Titles Wisely

    Ioana Marinescu
    27 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Do you know what is arguably the most important component of a job posting? The job title. That’s a conclusion I’ve reached after conducting research on thousands of job postings. This may seem elementary, but it bears repeating: Before posting a job, you should have a clear idea of job titles in your industry and which job descriptions and qualifications they correspond to. CareerBuilder’s Supply & Demand Portal is a great way to get more information about job titles. Once you’ve explored possible job titles, you can narrow it down to the one specific job…
 
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    Harrison Barnes

  • Top 8 Things You Must Remember When Everything Goes Wrong

    Harrison Barnes
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:25 am
    Several years ago, I had an asphalt customer in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, by the Country Club of Detroit that I did work for each year. He had a beautiful multimillion dollar home, an extremely attractive wife and two beautiful children. Typically, I would visit him, discuss some annual work on his giant driveway, and then return a few days later and do the work. His children would be happily playing in the yard, and his wife would look outside every few minutes to see how they were doing. The man seemed happy enough, his children seemed happy and his wife seemed happy. He had some nice cars…
  • Do Not Stand in the Way of Your Own Progress

    Harrison Barnes
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    I recently heard a story about a man who was on his deathbed. As he lay in bed, he pondered over what he had achieved in his lifetime, and he came to the conclusion that he had lived his life without making any mistakes whatsoever. This was by far the man’s greatest and most virtuous achievement, having worked hard his whole life to always be right and perfect. He had spent eighty years in this pursuit, as it was really all that mattered to him. The man felt a tremendous sense of relief when he saw the enormity of what he had accomplished and the power of what his life had represented.
  • The Danger of Driving Sharp Bargains

    Harrison Barnes
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:21 am
    Every time I have ever seen someone drive a sharp bargain, it has ended up coming back at the person in some negative way. People who get paid more than they are worth, or who receive more benefit than they provide, always run into problems and have difficulty achieving success. The most successful people in the world are, for the most part, the ones who give more value than they receive. They contribute so much value that people want to do business with them, to buy their products and services over and over again. When I was practicing law, I once moved from a firm that was paying $80,000 a…
  • 21 Major Job Interview Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

    Harrison Barnes
    25 Sep 2014 | 2:00 pm
    There are certain people who seem to get every job they interview for and others who seem to lose the job in the interview. Interviewing has its own set of rules and is something that everyone needs to understand. Here are the major mistakes that people make (and avoid making) in interviews. 1. Saying Something Negative About Your Former (or Current) Employer(s). If you are looking for a job, the odds are that the organization you are interviewing with already realizes that the situation with your former employer was not ideal. That’s perfectly fine. However, when you say something negative…
  • The Importance of Sharing

    Harrison Barnes
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    The most happy and successful people in the world are masters of sharing. The most unhappy and consistently challenged people, both emotionally and financially, are poor at sharing. When you find people who are alone and miserable, in most cases they are also not the sharing kind. When you encounter people who persistently are unemployed, or have difficulties getting ahead in their jobs, most of these people too will have problems with sharing. In fact, wherever you go in the world and whomever you meet, as a general rule, the people who do the best in their careers and lives are good at…
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    WorkingKind

  • Wacky socks and other ways to show you’re a standout

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:47 am
    By Vickie Elmer You want to be unique – just like everybody else. Yet if you’re just starting at your first professional job or still...
  • Lead with pins

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:27 am
    While I’m finishing a major package on work-life balance, my time for WorkingKind blog posts is, well,  out of balance. Instead of a new post...
  • 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...
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    careerdoctor.org

  • Recruiters Push Relocation on Him

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

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

  • Nix These Common Blunders on Your Resume

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

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

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

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

  • Poll: What is your biggest roadblock to finishing strong in 2014?

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The beginning of fall means we’re entering the home stretch of 2014. And with 2015 just around the corner, many jobseekers are feeling the pressure to finish the year on a strong note. So, for our October poll, we want to know what you anticipate being the biggest obstacle in your path to landing a job and getting a strong start in 2015. Take Our Poll Movin’ On Up is brought to you by Express Employment Professionals.
  • Safety: Fire Prevention Week is Right Around the Corner

    admin
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5-11. The week commemorates The Great Chicago Fire of Oct. 9, 1871, which destroyed 17,400 structures, left more than 100,000 people homeless, and tragically killed more than 250 people. Since that devastating fire, great advancements in fire prevention have been made in not only preventing fires, but stopping them from spreading. As a result, National Fire Prevention Week was created. In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation and since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed. This important week is…
  • Fall Fashion Tips for Your Work Wardrobe

    admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    As summer draws to a close, it’s time to think about what to wear to the office during the cooler fall months. Staying stylish while watching your wallet can be a challenge, but looking your best for the office or on job interviews is important. So, how can you take your existing wardrobe and transition it into new fall styles? To answer this question, we sat down with Grace Gordon, fashion correspondent for Savoir Flair fashion magazine, to get her advice. Here are three tips to look your best for job interviews and in the workplace this fall. Go With the Flow – Women’s Wardrobe Tips…
  • The #1 Soft Skill Every Job Seeker Should Have

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    When employers evaluate potential employees they look at two different skills sets – the applicant’s hard skills and the applicant’s soft skills. The hard skills you possess are skills you’ve acquired through education and experience, skills like your ability to operate a machine or a computer, for example. The second set of skills employers look at is your soft skills. Soft skills include skills like how well you communicate with others or how well you manage your time. They are generally considered more subjective but are equally, if not more important, than the hard skills you…
  • 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…
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    Executive Resume Services

  • How To Derail Your Job Search

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    Why does career derailment happen? Most of the time, it’s the same sort of thing that derails an executive job search; something you thought was unimportant trips you up and leaves you behind in the race. Some of the problem is in the details of what you did, and some of it is your attitude. Little Details Can Be Big Mistakes Being disorganized can result in missing something important, and we all do it to some extent. But when the important thing you missed costs you an interview or a promotion, it hurts. Here are a few places where this happens: Application mistakes can get your…
  • Why Is Makeup So Important For Professional Women?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    “Age is a primary social dimension. We behave differently toward people as a function of how old we perceive them to be. Age perception relies on cues that are correlated with age, such as wrinkles. Here we report that aspects of facial contrast–the contrast between facial features and the surrounding skin–decreased with age in a large sample of adult Caucasian females. These same aspects of facial contrast were also significantly correlated with the perceived age of the faces. Individual faces were perceived as younger when these aspects of facial contrast were artificially…
  • 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…
 
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    Mystic Madness

  • What You Should Know about Real Estate Market

    admin22
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:15 am
    Relatively speaking, it is useless to spend tons of resources such as time and money in some things that are not very necessary in any given errands. Similarly, there are things that should never be overlooked by any serious person if they don’t want to regret later on. One field that has got some so many “useless” procedures is the real estate industry. However, we should know most of the things related to this industry so that we may not end up making very graveious mistakes. In the real estate industry, you really need to be a good strategist. Once you know some of these…
  • Four Common Myths on Starting a Real Estate Business Debunked

    admin22
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:13 am
    Do you want to start a real estate business? Are there some beliefs that have kept you at bay for quite some time now? Have you decided to overlook some of these myths and go on with your plans of starting the real estate business? If yes, that’s not the best step for you. It is not in order to go in to a business if you are not fully conversant with the main concerns. If you had made such a decision, here you will find enough answers to some of those questions. At least you do not have to go in to the business blindly. What are some of the myths that are in this industry and can they…
  • Tips on How to Sell Your Home

    admin22
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:25 pm
    Selling your home can be a very tall order for you. In fact, it is even more difficult if you have never sold a house before. We are living in times when you cannot just list the property on to the market and sit down waiting for a miracle to happen. Get out and make some calculated plunge and you will rest assured of selling the property and at the best possible rate. Below are some few tactics that if well employed will enable you get the best as a seller. The first thing you really need to do is to understand the market. The structure of the market around you should be known by any serious…
  • Tips for Buying a House in Any Given Market

    admin22
    27 Sep 2014 | 3:01 pm
    Buying a house is a lifetime investment. However, it may just come to be the act that may come to haunt you for the remaining parts of your lives. You may think that you have made the right decision only to later on learn that the decision was the worst you have ever made in your life. What are some of the tips you have to consider before buying a house? The first thing is to avoid rushing. Although there is always the urge of getting in to your new house, take your time to list down those things that you really think are highly needed in that house of yours before you move with haste to buy…
  • Questions that You Should Ask a House Agent When You Are Buying a House

    admin22
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:40 pm
    When you together with your realtor have embarked on a home finding and ultimately home buying mission, you really need to be careful, not to overlook any important step before you sign that agreement and transfer cash from your account to that of the seller. When you are just about to buy your very first house or this is the first time you want to do the buying by yourself, your realtor may show you some of the common questions that buyers need to answer before buying the houses. You really need to know what is expected of you and that’s why you’re most vital questions to ask the…
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    Ask The Headhunter

  • Say goodbye to your psychopathic boss

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

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

  • How to Write a LinkedIn Summary

    Margaret Buj
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:25 am
    If you are a job seeker and are not using LinkedIn properly, you are missing out. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with 225 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the globe. Employers and recruiters including myself use LinkedIn on a daily basis to find the right talent. We don’t limit [...] The post How to Write a LinkedIn Summary appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • Communication Skills: 5 Bad Speaking Habits to Break Now

    Guest Expert
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:40 am
    While we spend a lot of time these days using electronic communication, we can never forget the importance of the face-to-face communication skills that are so critical to our success. People make a snap judgment about you the minute you meet them. They check out what you’re wearing, how your hair looks, if you smell [...] The post Communication Skills: 5 Bad Speaking Habits to Break Now appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • How to Counter Age Discrimination in Hiring Process

    Perry Newman
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:40 am
    People of all ages find me on LinkedIn or by reading my blog posts and randomly reach out to ask for advice on how to use social media in a job search, how to interview better, or how to improve their resume. However, a most prevalent inquiry I get is from older job seekers, and [...] The post How to Counter Age Discrimination in Hiring Process appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • Introvert Leaders Don’t Have to Be in Charge to Have Power

    Dorothy Tannahill-Moran
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    Power. In these days of self-enlightenment and claiming our power and being empowered, do we collectively know what that means? Even if we know, do we know how to get it as introvert leaders? Especially, if no one anoints you as the fearless leader or you wake up as royalty? Must power be handed to [...] The post Introvert Leaders Don’t Have to Be in Charge to Have Power appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • Never Eat Alone

    Harry Urschel
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
    If you’ve read much at all about job search, you’ve surely gotten the idea that effective networking is critical to landing a new position quickly. Networking, however, is important for far more than a job search. Success in your career, success socially, success in charitable endeavors, and success in personal relationships can all be enhanced [...] The post Never Eat Alone appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
 
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    Career Sherpa

  • Social Media CAN Help Your Job Search

    Hannah Morgan
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:23 am
    10 Ways To Show You Are Right For The Job Many job seekers want to keep their private lives private. But what if you could improve your chances of being the selected candidate by using social media? Companies are checking you out online, so why not use these tools to enhance your qualifications? Consider this: A June CareerBuilder survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers and human resource professionals revealed that 43% of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates. While the report discusses the negative repercussions of social media, it also illustrates how a…
  • Summary Sunday: Job Search and Career Potpourri

    Hannah Morgan
    28 Sep 2014 | 3:53 am
    This week’s roundup of posts covers a mix of topics related to job search and your career. It’s includes expert advice on LinkedIn, lessons for introverts and researching potential employers…but wait, there’s more! “What Did You Earn At Your Last Job” by Liz Ryan | Human Workplace You’ve been asked this question- on the application and during the interview. See what Liz Ryan says about how to answer this question and the logic behind why employers ask this horrible question. 6 Easy-Breezy Tips to Spring Clean Your LinkedIn Profile by Stacy Zapar…
  • 8 Ways To Be A Stronger Communicator

    Hannah Morgan
    23 Sep 2014 | 2:55 am
    Developing your communication skills can impact your success whether you are an aspiring leader or in a support role. Communication is more than the words you use. It’s how and when you choose to share information. It’s your body language and the tone and quality of your voice. Communication is complex and this is exactly why you want to begin improving yours today. Here are some tips to get started.  Know What You Want the Outcome To Be Before you begin planning what you will say in an upcoming meeting, consider what you want the outcome of your communication to be. What…
  • Motivation Monday: Productivity Challenge

    Hannah Morgan
    22 Sep 2014 | 3:30 am
    It really doesn’t matter who you are or what you do- doesn’t everyone want to be just a little more productive? From what I’ve read, it seems it is actually possible to improve how productive I am . But here’s what I’ve found. Reading the advice doesn’t make me more productive. I have to actually DO some of the things. So, if you are at all like me (or even if you aren’t), I challenge you to try and implement/take action on the great stuff you read. Challenge: 20 Ideas To Be More Productive Feel free to get started with any one of these 20 ideas…
  • Summary Sunday: Confident and Mentally Strong

    Hannah Morgan
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:05 am
    We all need a little pick-me-up and boost to our self-confidence once in awhile. The articles with the most views, shares and retweets this week prove this point. So, there are worth re-sharing here just in case you missed them. 8 Scientifically-Backed Ways to Feel More Confident (Even If You’re Not) via Huffington Post Stand tall, listen to music, or select that “power” outfit, are just some of the findings from research. You can see all eight tips to help you ooze confidence here. 18 Things Mentally Strong People Do (shared by David Nicola aka @Capt_Careerist on Twitter.
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    Pollock Spark

  • 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…
  • How to manage millennials. Don’t think of them as just a demographic.

    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 has enthralled marketers 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 kind of…
  • 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

  • 5 Tips for Writing an Effective Job Advertisement

    guest
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    As with the construction of any advertisement, you should begin writing your job description with your target candidate firmly in mind. This will enable you to tailor the advertisement to suit what will be of most significance to them about the available role, while ensuring that it is posted in the most relevant places online. […] 5 Tips for Writing an Effective Job Advertisement Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • Be Nice to the Gatekeepers, For They Hold the Key

    Newman Stewart
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    Does it sometimes seem as though hiring managers are living in some sort of gated community? As a recruiter, the key (no pun intended) to success is learning how to reach those all important decision makers so you too can enter the gates. Let’’s face it, half the difficulty in approaching a potential client is […] Be Nice to the Gatekeepers, For They Hold the Key Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • How Telling Personal Stories can Help you Establish Trust

    Jeffrey Newman
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:03 am
    I have mentioned it briefly in other posts but I have Multiple Sclerosis. I have been diagnosed since 2002, about 3 months after surviving 9/11. Let’s say it really wasn’t my best year, eh? Now, the MonSter, as it is called by some, has lots of challenges. Let us go then, you and I, as […] How Telling Personal Stories can Help you Establish Trust Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • Reasons Why Employers Haven’t Contacted You after a Job Interview

    guest
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:03 am
    Globalization and the improving government reforms have created several jobs recently that allow several people to earn their living. Nevertheless, finding the right job and getting it, is a really tough job. You can apply for several jobs at once based on your qualifications and area of expertise, but the biggest hurdle that you must […] Reasons Why Employers Haven’t Contacted You after a Job Interview Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • How to Build a Resume the Right Way [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Ruby Lowe
    28 Sep 2014 | 9:03 am
    A great resume is the perfect tool to showcase your skill to potential employers. Resumes can be hard to get right, but this infographic from Degree Theory provides some interesting tips to help you get it right. If you have any other tips, please leave them in the comments below! Takeaways Only include relevant information- employers don’t need […] How to Build a Resume the Right Way [INFOGRAPHIC] Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
 
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    Resume Writing Services

  • Why Target Marketing Should Be in Your Job Search Toolkit

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

  • Software Development Apprentice - Darlington (DL3)

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    QA Apprenticeships - Darlington County, SC - County Durham - Employer Details: This Company is an international information technology services company with annual 2012 revenue of EUR 8.8 billion and 76,400 employees in 47 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers consulting and technology services, systems integration and man...
  • Registered Nurse - RN- ICU

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Favorite Healthcare Staffing - Washington DC - Favorite has an immediate Intensive Care Unit (RN) EXCLUSIVE contract available in Washington, DC Job Description: Vent/trach exp - LTAC Pre-Pay on all contracts Outstanding benefits with you in mind! Referral Bonuses First-day health insurance 401(k) Retirement Plan Free Housing...
  • NOV Manufacturing Positions: Machinists, Welders, Assemblers, Quality Technicians, Inspectors, Warehouse, Maintenance and Painters)

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    National Oilwell Varco - Houston, TX - National Oilwell Varco (NOV) currently has openings available at several of our manufacturing facilities located throughout the Houston area. Opportunities Include: • Welders & 1st Class Structural Fitters • Buyers, Planners & Schedulers • Mechanical, Electrical & Hydraulic Assem...
  • Telemarketing - B2B

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    TeleReach Corporate - Long Valley, NJ - TeleReach Corporate is a business development, appointment-setting, teleprospecting, lead generation, data acquisition, and information-gathering company. Since 1996, TeleReach has helped clients in both technology-related and traditional businesses with their marketing programs....
  • US - Mechanical Engineer / Conveyor Controls (m/f)

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Bertrandt AG - USA - Bertrandt AG sucht in USA eine/n US - Mechanical Engineer / Conveyor Controls (m/f) (ID-Nummer: 3005603) ? WE ARE PARTNERS FOR THE FUTURE. AND FOR YOUR CAREER. Bertrandt has for many years been a partner for the automotive and aircraft engineering industry as well as for key indu...
 
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    Vault.com Blogs

  • How to Become a SCOTUS Litigator

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:47 am
    Listen up litigators. Think you're ready to tackle those tough constitutional questions; think your oral advocacy is persuasive enough to lure staunch conservative Antonin Scalia to the progressive side?
  • Top 10 Tech Startups to Work For in NYC

    25 Sep 2014 | 5:42 am
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  • Is the Book that Inspired you to Become a Lawyer Banned?

    24 Sep 2014 | 9:41 am
    Other than Law & Order, perhaps nothing has inspired a generation of young people to pursue a career in the law more than riveting crime novels or books of humble lawyers seeking justice for unpopular clients. However, not everyone felt motivated to promote truth and justice by these books of legal intrigue, in fact, some wanted them banned.
  • Which Lawyer Training Model is Right for You?

    24 Sep 2014 | 9:22 am
    It's about that time of year when top candidates are sitting on multiple offers for summer associate positions, agonizing over which firm to choose. A firm can have the most high-profile group in your chosen practice area, or it may give the best bonuses, or it may be known for having a really "laid-back" or "fun" culture. None of that matters at the end of the day if new associates aren't learning how to practice law.
  • Careers in Whistleblowing

    24 Sep 2014 | 9:16 am
    Didn't get the bonus you were hoping for? Your firm's salary freeze going on a decade? Rents rising faster than a helium balloon torn from the wrist of a three-year old boy? Not to fear, because the SEC's whistleblower program is here-and could just be your ticket to a life outside of a four-by-four foot cube in a dungeon-like room with no sunlight in sight.
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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

  • New Nonprofit to Increase Diversity in Digital Advertising Sphere

    Mack Gelber
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:28 am
    Damon Dahlen, AOLAOL CEO Tim Armstrong. AOL's Tim Armstrong will head up the Interactive Advertising Bureau's new IAB Education Foundation, a new nonprofit organization intended to increase "racial, ethnic, gender, and economic diversity" in the digital media and advertising spheres. The IAB, which comprises more than 650 media companies and accounts for 86 percent of advertising in the United States, announced the launch earlier today. "The IAB has a nearly 20-year history of solving the industry's biggest growth challenges and will now focus on perhaps the most overlooked and untapped…
  • Colorado High Court Considers Pot Firing Case

    AP
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:46 am
    AP By Sadie Gurman DENVER (AP) -- Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, says he still can't find steady work because employers are wary of his off-duty smoking. In a case being closely watched around the country, Colorado's Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments in Coats' case, which could have big implications for pot smokers in the first state to legalize recreational sales of the drug. The case highlights the…
  • The 3 Biggest Workplace Mistakes

    U.S.News
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:15 am
    Getty ImagesFailing to have a solid grasp of office culture can result in your dismissal. By Robin Madell There's a lot you can do to help gradually advance your career. There are also plenty of actions you can take to swiftly derail it. Avoiding the trouble spots can be just as important (if not more so) than hitting the sweet spots on your way up the ladder. Executive coach Tim Toterhi puts it this way: "While it's rare that one mistake could kill a career, there are a few things that could get you donated back to the industry." The three biggest mistakes you can make on the job come from…
  • 5 Ways To Find Unadvertised Job Postings

    Glassdoor
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:48 am
    Alamy By Heather Huhman Finding a job is tough. Especially when you're not sure where to look or who to reach out to, finding connections and securing job interviews can become a stressful and time-consuming process. Unfortunately, there's a factor that negatively impacts many job seekers: According to TheLadders, nearly half of all job postings are unadvertised. This means half of the jobs available are likely to go to job seekers with inside connections with employers. So the question is, why do job openings go unadvertised? Well, there are a number of reasons. First, when an employee quits…
  • Meet Selma and Thoreau, the World's First Laptop-Sniffing Dogs

    Mack Gelber
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:55 am
    Getty ImagesA police dog sniffs a suitcase. We're all familiar with the bomb-sniffing dogs you see at airports and in cop shows--but what about a laptop-sniffing dog? As Bloomberg reports, two dogs have been carefully trained to do exactly that, and their work sniffing out electronics containing child pornography has led to a number of concrete arrests. Black labrador Selma and golden Labrador Thoreau both flunked out of New York City's Guiding Eyes for the Blind program, but they found their true calling when they were enlisted to participate in the experimental training. They were looking…
 
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  • 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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    TalentCulture

  • How Education Is Failing To Serve Business’ Needs

    Mark Lukens
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:15 am
    Education is one of the triumphs of modern civilization. According to census data, over 40% of the U.S. population has an associate degree or higher. With higher education attendance continuing to rise, it’s only a matter of time before half the population has degrees. But is all of this education really serving our needs, either as a society or as a business community? Stirring the pot of debate This is not an issue confined within the borders of the U.S.; it can be seen across multiple developed countries and regions. As an example, while every pronouncement of the UK government’s…
  • 3 Ways to Influence, Not Control, Employee Commitment

    Matt Straz
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you’ve read various leadership forums, you’re probably familiar with the concept of control versus influence. Controlling and authoritative personalities in management motivate employees to act, but it’s usually out of fear or requirement — neither of which produce a sense of commitment to an organization. When it comes to managing an employee’s psychological attachment and involvement in a company, it’s best to realize that “controlling” is impossible in this situation because we are dealing with attachment on a psychological level. If managers could control thoughts,…
  • Build on Strengths, Avoid Weaknesses

    Deidre Paknad
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    At your next set of performance reviews, what are you going to talk about with your employees? You may discuss what goals were met, next year’s objectives, or where their performance needs improvement. But new research suggests that more than fixing flaws, managers should be concerned with building on strengths.  In a recent Forbes article, Joseph Folkman shares research that reveals that “70-80% of leaders and employees benefit more from improving what they are doing right.” If someone on your team is a great writer but lousy at spreadsheets, the tendency is to try to help the…
  • Why Working Out Of Office Might Not Be For You

    Simon Salt
    29 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    Working from the beach, conference calls from the pool, emailing from your back yard. All these ideal scenarios come to mind when people think of working from a non-traditional space. While this is true for some, for many it is far from this paradise. For some it is an endless hop from coffee shop to coffee shop — moving so that they don’t outstay their welcome in any one establishment. For others their workspace is a series of airport lounges, hotel rooms or short-term office space rentals. This doesn’t sound like paradise to me. Beyond just location, there are a number of reasons why…
  • For HR to Empower Up

    Kevin W. Grossman
    26 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    “Wilderness of mirrors World of polished steel Gears and iron chains Turn the grinding wheel I run between the shadows Some are phantoms, some are real…” – Neil Peart, “Double Agent” Welcome to your new job! Now, put on these chains and fill out this form… And then fill out this one… And then fill out this one… And then fill out this one… Darkness descends… …and excitement slowly seeps away… We’re talking old school. Not quite the workplace dungeons of the industrial revolution, but definitely of the pre-internet realm. Instead of empowering new employees from…
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    DirectEmployers Association

  • WIOA and What It Means to Federal Contractors

    Nancy Holland
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    State Workforce Agencies Responding to the Needs of Employers Just like federal contractors, state workforce agencies have regulations and legislative orders. In fact, President Barack Obama signed the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) into law on July 22, 2014, changing how state workforce agencies will be supporting employers in the future. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) states on their website that, “The enactment of WIOA provides opportunity for reforms to ensure the American Job Center system is job-driven—responding to the needs of employers and preparing workers…
  • VETS-4212 Final Rule Published in the Federal Register

    John C. Fox
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:37 pm
    Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the publishing of a Final Rule that reduces reporting requirements for federal contractors and subcontractors who hire and employ veterans under provisions of the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 (VEVRAA). As the DOL’s site explains, “The final rule revises the VETS-100A Report and renames it the VETS-4212 Report. The VETS-100 Report will no longer be used. The VETS-4212 Report requires contractors to report specified information on protected veterans in their workforce in the aggregate, rather…
  • HOW TO: Create Employment Brand Videos on a Budget

    Drew Palmer
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Consider the cost of making the wrong hire. In an online article posted on HumanResources.about.com, “The U.S. Department of Labor calculates that it costs one-third of a new hire’s annual salary to replace him. These figures include money spent on recruitment, selection and training plus costs due to decreased productivity as other employees fill in to take up the slack.” Let’s focus on the money spent on recruitment. How can employers effectively stand out to relevant candidates, especially for those hard-to-fill positions? Having a strong employment brand is key, in addition to…
  • 2014 DirectEmployers Member Awards: Submit Your Work

    DirectEmployers
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:02 am
    Every day, our Members juggle multiple Affirmative Action Plans, career site launches, employer branding campaigns, veteran hiring initiatives, OFCCP audits and more with limited budgets and resources. Most of the time, these efforts go unnoticed. It’s time for a change and our chance to divvy out a little recognition, regardless of company size or budget. DirectEmployers would like to acknowledge and share your hard work via the DirectEmployers Member Awards Competition. Key takeaways: Expanded list of categories: VEVRAA and Section 503 Compliance Initiatives Diversity Initiatives…
  • 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?
 
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    UIAA ACC Blog

  • Glassdoor's top 25 Companies for Culture & Values

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Glassdoor recently reported the Top 25 Companies for Culture & Values. The following are the top 10 companies that stand out for high culture & values ratings and insightful reviews based on workplace insights shared by their employees. For those who are in transition or passively considering a move some of these employers might be worth exploring Twitter Edelman Google Riverbed Technology Facebook Southwest Airlines Chick-fil-A National Instruments Chevron HEB  
  • Alumni Expert Talks About Entrepreneurial Careers

    25 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    Q: How do you know if an entrepreneurial career is a good fit? A: An entrepreneurial career means betting on yourself. It is not something that happens overnight. It is a mindset you’ve nurtured throughout your life. It's demonstrated by your curiosity, strong sense of adventure, ability to identify new growth and learning opportunities, and desire to take risk and to try new things. These are integral traits of many entrepreneurs. As you continue along the entrepreneurial journey, you will constantly seek new opportunities to satiate that mindset. Consider two factors before becoming…
  • Translate Your Experience into Transferable Skills on October 9

    23 Sep 2014 | 8:57 am
    Webinar on October 9 at 7 pm central Tell Your Stories; Market your strengths You're competent, have a breadth of skills, and even expertise in some areas. However, when you think about how to present your strengths for a different position or environment, you're drawing a blank about what you have to offer. You'll review past and current experiences and accomplishments to begin identifying examples of transferable communications, interpersonal and organizational strengths that complement your profession-specific skills and add value to meet employers' needs. Register
  • 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…
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    SELF-PROMOTION FOR INTROVERTS

  • Introverts’ Quick-Start Guide – Part 1

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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

  • 6 Tips to Achieve Job Zen

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

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

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

  • Fear is a Four Letter Word

    Krantcents
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:08 am
    Fear is a series of reactions in the brain triggered by a stressful stimulus and ending with such physical reactions as tense muscles, rapid heartbeat and rushed breathing. Fear is kills dreams, ambitions, happiness, love, and success. Fear of failure or success is real! Too often, you see opportunities, but you are unwilling to pursue them because of fear. Fear holds you back!  Fear keeps you from achieving your goals. Whenever you try anything new, you will experience fear. It may be fear of failure or success, but it is real. Trying new things help us grow and experience new things. Fear…
  • Achieving Retirement Goals

    Krantcents
    26 Sep 2014 | 12:03 am
    How are you doing with your retirement savings? The most important first step is to start making contributions to your retirement savings as early as possible. Using a retirement calculator, if you contribute as little as two hundred ($200) dollars a month at twenty-two years old, you will have one million four hundred thirty ($1,430,000) dollars at sixty-five (65) years old using a growth investment style. Saving for your future is always important! Whether you are saving for a down payment on a home, buying a car, children’s education or retirement, you need start early. You may want to…
  • How to Take Control of your Life

    Krantcents
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:07 am
    Control is subjective! Control is the power to influence or direct people’s behavior or the course of events. Taking control of your life is much more personal and involves the financial, personal, social, physical fitness, work and personal relationships and career portions of your life. Are you one of those people who just complains about things rather than doing something about it? Background This article would end right here if the solution were as simple as just take action. Most people do not do things for a variety of reasons. Some people believe that cannot succeed. My classes have…
  • Determination Beats Everything Else!

    Krantcents
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:16 am
    Determination beats everything! Determination is a personal quality that makes you continue trying to do or achieve something that is difficult. In other words, determination is simply not giving up! “The price of success is hard work, dedication to the job at hand, and the determination that whether we win or lose, we have applied the best of ourselves to the task at hand.” (Vince Lombardi) College or no college? You do not have to go to Harvard to be successful! In fact, most successful people did not! You do not have to even go to college! There are many small and larger business…
  • 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…
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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

  • 8 Important Ways an Internship Benefits Your Career

    Simply Hired
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Internships are great on-the-job training opportunities for current students, new college grads and young professionals who haven't yet found the fulfilling work they desire. And yet nearly 50% of those who need experience desperately in order to compete in today's workforce choose not to secure high-quality internships...   
  • 10 Soft Skills Today’s Young Talent Must Master

    Startup Collective
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    So those well-worn phrases like "detail oriented" and "hard worker" aren't helping you land interviews? "Team player" and "strong leader" not getting the job done? Perhaps that is because employers today know that when looking for the best-of-the-best in young talent, they must look past the cliches. To discover who might be the best fit for their team, they must dig deeper to see who has the skills they covet most...   
  • What Soft Skills Do Employers Value Most? [Infographic]

    YouTern
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:30 am
    To land a quality gig in this job market, you need the skills recruiters covet most. Sadly, there is often a disconnect between the skills most valued by employer's and the current skill set of the the applicants – or at least how those applicants go about selling their personal brand. This infographic from DeVry University and the Career Advisory Board details the skills employers consider top priorities, the imbalance between what is sought by employers and what is sold by job applicants, and exactly what it takes to win the job or internship...   
  • 10 Tips Guaranteed to Help You Write an Outstanding Resume

    JobScan Blog
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    As we've all heard by now, when reviewing your resume a prospective employer will mostly likely make a split-second decision about whether to invite you to an interview. Or not. Because it so essential to create a resume that makes a great first impression in just a few seconds, we asked fifteen career counseling experts for their advice on how to write a resume. Here's what they said...   
  • 10 Job Interview Questions You Do NOT Have to Answer

    Glassdoor
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:10 am
    During the job interview, employers want to learn everything they possibly can about person on the other side of the table. However, sometimes their questions can cross the line. Which is why it is important for job seekers to be aware of the questions they can – and cannot – be asked. To avoid becoming a victim of discrimination during a job interview, here are 10 interview questions you don’t have to answer...   
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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

  • 8 Ways to Deal with Competitive Peers

    Lucy Skipper
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    At work, you may have noticed people in your peer group who are clearly trying to make their way to the top of the organisation. They don’t care whose toes they have to tread on – and that includes yours. Although you’re also obviously trying to make a good impression in the workplace, there’s no point getting into a “tit-for-tat” situation with competitive colleagues as this rarely ends well for you or for the organisation as a whole. You have to strike the balance between being able to understand and work with these people and not letting them get in the…
  • 8 Professional Soft Skills That Shouldn't Be Underestimated (and Why)

    Lucy Skipper
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
      Soft skills are often underestimated, yet their importance can’t be overestimated. They are what mark us out from the rest of the crowd as exceptional job candidates, employees and leaders. Many of us may struggle to define what a soft skill is or to name specific ones. With that in mind, here’s an explanation of 8 different soft skills that you should strive to develop or, if you’re already conscious of having them, aim to use more often. 
  • The Biggest Barrier To Career Change And What To Do About It

    Lucy Skipper
    23 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Stuck in a rut, but petrified of taking the big leap? Trapped by a high salary, strong track record or the expectations of family and friends? You know you want out, but everyone around you says you’d be insane to give up what you have? Lucy Watson explores how to overcome the voices holding you back.
  • 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.  
 
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    Everyday Bright

  • How Do You Choose the Right Career? Question Everything

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

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

  • The Next Challenge in Employment

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

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

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

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

  • Enhance Your Job Search Through Infographic Resumes and Your Personal Brand

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

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

  • 11 Flexible Wildlife and Animal Jobs Hiring Now!

    Jess Vyvial-Larson
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:53 am
    For anyone who has a love of animals and wildlife, we're profiling 10 great flexible jobs in those areas. Check out these 11 options for animal jobs. The post 11 Flexible Wildlife and Animal Jobs Hiring Now! appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • Free Webinar: From Employee to Freelancer: How to Make the Leap

    Brie Weiler Reynolds
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:41 am
    Sign up for our FREE webinar, From Employee to Freelancer: How to Make the Leap, with guest expert J.T. O'Donnell from CAREEREALISM! The post Free Webinar: From Employee to Freelancer: How to Make the Leap appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • Telecommuters Are Better Coworkers, New Study Finds

    Jessica Howington
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:10 am
    A new study shows that telecommuters work harder than in-office workers to create a good work environment. They're also more productive, more committed. The post Telecommuters Are Better Coworkers, New Study Finds appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 5 Companies with Flexible Work Hiring Right Now

    Julie Mahoney
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:44 am
    If you're looking for flexwork opportunities, these 5 companies with flexible work are a great place to start! Learn about flexible companies hiring now. The post 5 Companies with Flexible Work Hiring Right Now appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 6 Tips for Finding Freelance Jobs

    Adrianne Bibby
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:38 am
    Searching for freelance jobs is different than a regular job search. Here are six tips to keep in mind for finding freelance jobs. The post 6 Tips for Finding Freelance Jobs appeared first on FlexJobs.
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    Come Recommended

  • 8 Email Mistakes Most Job Seekers Make

    Olivia Adams
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Inbox icon image from Bigstock. Email is one of the most common forms of communication when reaching out to employers. Whether you’re sending a job application or inquiring about networking opportunities, it’s likely you’ll send an email to a recruiter or hiring manager. When it comes to writing emails to employers, the email you send to a hiring manager is the first impression you make. As you write your next email, here are eight mistakes you should avoid: 1. Being too formal. Whenever you write an email, it’s important to remember you’re…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: California Passes Mandatory Sick Leave Law

    Olivia Adams
    25 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. JOB & INTERNSHIP SEEKERS airbackup Employee Behavioral Study — Men Are More Likely to Lose Their Electronic Devices Than Women: Nearly half of employed men admit to being likely to lose the electronic device they use for work and all the important company files on it, compared to only 27 percent of employed women. Read more.  What…
  • How To Find The Best City For Your Dream Job

    Olivia Adams
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Happy successful business people image from Bigstock. If you’ve been thinking about moving to a new city to find your dream job, you’re probably wondering where the best location would be. Relocating for a new job isn’t has simple as you think. Not only do you have to take into consideration job prospects, but also you need to think about your life outside of work. It’s also important to think about how the move will help you accomplish your career goals and pursue the lifestyle you desire. As you begin thinking about moving to a new city for your dream…
  • Are You Making One Of These 10 LinkedIn Mistakes?

    Olivia Adams
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: LinkedIn on Bigstock If you’re a job seeker, you’ve probably heard by now how important it is to use LinkedIn during your search. According to Jobvite, LinkedIn is the most popular platform job seekers use during their job search. Job seekers flock to LinkedIn because it’s an opportunity to network with professionals and connect with employers. Although LinkedIn is a powerful tool for job seekers, there are also a number of mistakes job seekers make when using the platform. Here are 10 common LinkedIn mistakes you should avoid at all costs: 1. Not having a…
  • 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…
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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

  • What’s the Craziest Thing You’ve done to Get a Job?

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

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

  • Put the Human Back in Your HR

    Anelia Varela
    28 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Don’t let cookie-cutter language send the wrong message to employees “You’re not a name. You’re a number.” That’s the punchline to a story my colleague likes to tell about his high school. It was a very large school, with over 3,000 students. The first time he went to the guidance office, the receptionist told him […]
  • Workplace Solutions: When a Reference Calls

    Lynne Curry, Ph.d., SPHR
    24 Sep 2014 | 5:48 pm
    Question “Steve’s” resignation three months ago took me by surprise. He’d always told me how much he loved his job. Then one day he walked in with a resignation letter dated the prior week and said he was leaving by the end of the week because he’d been offered a “dream job.” When I asked […]
  • Think Differently, Lead Differently

    Rosanna Nadeau, SPHR
    20 Sep 2014 | 6:00 pm
    There is a multitude of reading available on leadership. Everywhere we look, we find new articles and books about the characteristics, priorities, actions, behavior, qualities, and mistakes made by leaders. Many of us devour those articles for breakfast because we’re all looking for ideas to maximize our positive impact as business leaders. But canned recipes […]
  • 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 […]
 
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    Interactive Resume Builder

  • Top 5 Things to Not Put in a Resume

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

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

  • 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 plan
  • 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 Resume Services

  • How To Derail Your Job Search

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    29 Sep 2014 | 7:35 am
    Why does career derailment happen? Most of the time, it’s the same sort of thing that derails an executive job search; something you thought was unimportant trips you up and leaves you behind in the race. Some of the problem is in the details of what you did, and some of it is your attitude. Little Details Can Be Big Mistakes Being disorganized can result in missing something important, and we all do it to some extent. But when the important thing you missed costs you an interview or a promotion, it hurts. Here are a few places where this happens: Application mistakes can get your…
  • Why Is Makeup So Important For Professional Women?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    24 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    “Age is a primary social dimension. We behave differently toward people as a function of how old we perceive them to be. Age perception relies on cues that are correlated with age, such as wrinkles. Here we report that aspects of facial contrast–the contrast between facial features and the surrounding skin–decreased with age in a large sample of adult Caucasian females. These same aspects of facial contrast were also significantly correlated with the perceived age of the faces. Individual faces were perceived as younger when these aspects of facial contrast were artificially…
  • 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…
 
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    Welcome to the Career Psychologist

  • New Case Study – Natashia Variava

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

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

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

    Rob
    27 Jun 2014 | 1:11 pm
    This short video explains Experiential Avoidance, how it relates to career paralysis…and what we can do to counteract it.
  • Imperfectly Perfect

    Nimita Shah
    10 Apr 2014 | 5:06 pm
    If you are anything like me, every now and then you catch yourself falling into the emotionally laden trap of comparing yourself to others. For example: Speak to a friend who you perceive as highly successful? You are failing in comparison. Come across a really nifty gadget at this year’s Ideal Home Show? Why didn’t you think of that? Read about Mariah Carey. You have never received a diamond bracelet! If I think about it long enough (and even sometimes if I don’t), I can usually find someone who performs better or has more than me. I then feel pretty bad about myself, after all ‘to…
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  • Career Advice: Is There Any Secret to Filling Out Personality Profiles When Applying For Jobs?

    Dorothy Tannahill Moran
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:14 am
    Profiles. A few years ago, I filled out my first online application for the extinct Borders. To my shock and dismay, I was also required to answer a 185-question Personality Profile. Many of the questions were the same–just worded differently–but, worst of all, I found many of the questions to be an invasion of privacy. I couldn’t understand how the answer to whether or not I had a messy home could have anything to do with whether I would be a good employee or bookseller! I’ve been told that these profiles are then rated by a computer. I’ve also been told to…
  • [Introverts Only] Is Fear Limiting Your Career?

    Dorothy Tannahill Moran
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:33 am
    Recently, I asked a number of introverts what the biggest Career Limiting thing was that they faced. I expected to hear Networking as an answer. It’s an almost universally hated activity for Introverts. The answer I received: Fear.   I was kind of surprised and at the same time, I wasn’t.   Fear is a potent emotion and can cause us a world of grief as we allow it to take over and rule our life. You will deliberately not join a gathering that sounds fun and frightening at the same time. It can cause us to not speak up when we know we have real value to contribute.   Fear is…
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  • 4 Secrets to Formatting Your Resume for a Long-Distance Job Hunt

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

    Daniel Sullivan
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:00 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…
  • 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…
 
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    Job Interview Tools

  • Are employers trying to trick you with this question?

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

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

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

  • Software Development Apprentice - Darlington (DL3)

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    QA Apprenticeships - Darlington County, SC - County Durham - Employer Details: This Company is an international information technology services company with annual 2012 revenue of EUR 8.8 billion and 76,400 employees in 47 countries. Serving a global client base, it delivers consulting and technology services, systems integration and man...
  • Registered Nurse - RN- ICU

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Favorite Healthcare Staffing - Washington DC - Favorite has an immediate Intensive Care Unit (RN) EXCLUSIVE contract available in Washington, DC Job Description: Vent/trach exp - LTAC Pre-Pay on all contracts Outstanding benefits with you in mind! Referral Bonuses First-day health insurance 401(k) Retirement Plan Free Housing...
  • NOV Manufacturing Positions: Machinists, Welders, Assemblers, Quality Technicians, Inspectors, Warehouse, Maintenance and Painters)

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    National Oilwell Varco - Houston, TX - National Oilwell Varco (NOV) currently has openings available at several of our manufacturing facilities located throughout the Houston area. Opportunities Include: • Welders & 1st Class Structural Fitters • Buyers, Planners & Schedulers • Mechanical, Electrical & Hydraulic Assem...
  • Telemarketing - B2B

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    TeleReach Corporate - Long Valley, NJ - TeleReach Corporate is a business development, appointment-setting, teleprospecting, lead generation, data acquisition, and information-gathering company. Since 1996, TeleReach has helped clients in both technology-related and traditional businesses with their marketing programs....
  • US - Mechanical Engineer / Conveyor Controls (m/f)

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Bertrandt AG - USA - Bertrandt AG sucht in USA eine/n US - Mechanical Engineer / Conveyor Controls (m/f) (ID-Nummer: 3005603) ? WE ARE PARTNERS FOR THE FUTURE. AND FOR YOUR CAREER. Bertrandt has for many years been a partner for the automotive and aircraft engineering industry as well as for key indu...
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    Career Rocketeer

  • How to Write a LinkedIn Summary

    Margaret Buj
    30 Sep 2014 | 3:25 am
    If you are a job seeker and are not using LinkedIn properly, you are missing out. LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network with 225 million members in over 200 countries and territories around the globe. Employers and recruiters including myself use LinkedIn on a daily basis to find the right talent. We don’t limit [...] The post How to Write a LinkedIn Summary appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • Communication Skills: 5 Bad Speaking Habits to Break Now

    Guest Expert
    29 Sep 2014 | 3:40 am
    While we spend a lot of time these days using electronic communication, we can never forget the importance of the face-to-face communication skills that are so critical to our success. People make a snap judgment about you the minute you meet them. They check out what you’re wearing, how your hair looks, if you smell [...] The post Communication Skills: 5 Bad Speaking Habits to Break Now appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • How to Counter Age Discrimination in Hiring Process

    Perry Newman
    26 Sep 2014 | 3:40 am
    People of all ages find me on LinkedIn or by reading my blog posts and randomly reach out to ask for advice on how to use social media in a job search, how to interview better, or how to improve their resume. However, a most prevalent inquiry I get is from older job seekers, and [...] The post How to Counter Age Discrimination in Hiring Process appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • Introvert Leaders Don’t Have to Be in Charge to Have Power

    Dorothy Tannahill-Moran
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:41 am
    Power. In these days of self-enlightenment and claiming our power and being empowered, do we collectively know what that means? Even if we know, do we know how to get it as introvert leaders? Especially, if no one anoints you as the fearless leader or you wake up as royalty? Must power be handed to [...] The post Introvert Leaders Don’t Have to Be in Charge to Have Power appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • Never Eat Alone

    Harry Urschel
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:04 am
    If you’ve read much at all about job search, you’ve surely gotten the idea that effective networking is critical to landing a new position quickly. Networking, however, is important for far more than a job search. Success in your career, success socially, success in charitable endeavors, and success in personal relationships can all be enhanced [...] The post Never Eat Alone appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
 
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  • Poll: What is your biggest roadblock to finishing strong in 2014?

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:50 pm
    The beginning of fall means we’re entering the home stretch of 2014. And with 2015 just around the corner, many jobseekers are feeling the pressure to finish the year on a strong note. So, for our October poll, we want to know what you anticipate being the biggest obstacle in your path to landing a job and getting a strong start in 2015. Take Our Poll Movin’ On Up is brought to you by Express Employment Professionals.
  • Safety: Fire Prevention Week is Right Around the Corner

    admin
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    National Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 5-11. The week commemorates The Great Chicago Fire of Oct. 9, 1871, which destroyed 17,400 structures, left more than 100,000 people homeless, and tragically killed more than 250 people. Since that devastating fire, great advancements in fire prevention have been made in not only preventing fires, but stopping them from spreading. As a result, National Fire Prevention Week was created. In 1920, President Woodrow Wilson issued the first National Fire Prevention Day proclamation and since 1922, Fire Prevention Week has been observed. This important week is…
  • Fall Fashion Tips for Your Work Wardrobe

    admin
    24 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    As summer draws to a close, it’s time to think about what to wear to the office during the cooler fall months. Staying stylish while watching your wallet can be a challenge, but looking your best for the office or on job interviews is important. So, how can you take your existing wardrobe and transition it into new fall styles? To answer this question, we sat down with Grace Gordon, fashion correspondent for Savoir Flair fashion magazine, to get her advice. Here are three tips to look your best for job interviews and in the workplace this fall. Go With the Flow – Women’s Wardrobe Tips…
  • The #1 Soft Skill Every Job Seeker Should Have

    admin
    22 Sep 2014 | 2:38 pm
    When employers evaluate potential employees they look at two different skills sets – the applicant’s hard skills and the applicant’s soft skills. The hard skills you possess are skills you’ve acquired through education and experience, skills like your ability to operate a machine or a computer, for example. The second set of skills employers look at is your soft skills. Soft skills include skills like how well you communicate with others or how well you manage your time. They are generally considered more subjective but are equally, if not more important, than the hard skills you…
  • 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…
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    CareerFuel » Blog

  • 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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    ZipRecruiter

  • How to Prepare for Your End of Year Performance Review

    Nicole Cavazos
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:41 am
    Some people may dread the performance review, but in reality it’s actually an employee’s best friend. It provides a chance to see where you’ve fallen short and allows you the opportunity to change course before it’s too late. The post How to Prepare for Your End of Year Performance Review appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • How to Raise Your Social Media Profile and Build Thought Leadership

    Matt Krumrie
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:14 am
    Looking for ways to improve your visibility as an expert in your field or area of expertise? There are many platforms for recruiters, human resource professionals and business owners to do that. The post How to Raise Your Social Media Profile and Build Thought Leadership appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • How to Job Search When You Want to Change Careers

    Nicole Cavazos
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:54 am
    In the middle of your career, but eager for something more satisfying to do? Fortunately, career paths are much more fluid today than in the past. The post How to Job Search When You Want to Change Careers appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • How to Deal with Employee Personal Issues in the Workplace

    Matt Krumrie
    24 Sep 2014 | 10:26 am
    How can small businesses and HR professionals deal with employee personal issues? They key is a company culture that is genuinely supportive. The post How to Deal with Employee Personal Issues in the Workplace appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • What to Do if you Suspect Discrimination During an Interview

    Nicole Cavazos
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Here are some tips on what to do and how to respond if you feel like you’re being unfairly discriminated against during a job interview. The post What to Do if you Suspect Discrimination During an Interview appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
 
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    J Patrick + Associates Blog

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

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

    Daniel Sullivan
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:00 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…
  • 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…
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    The Recruiters Lounge

  • Summer Slackers? Does the Hot Weather Affect Productivity?

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

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

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

  • Dare To Take Chances – [Your Monday Rx]

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

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

  • More reader consulting mistakes, plus advice on how to fix

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

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

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

  • How to Experience Job Satisfaction Every Day

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

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

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

    benfanning
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    That critical inner voice — “Who do you think you are?” I was trembling, getting ready to go in front of my first group as Chief Burnout Officer. I’d given lots of presentations at the office and to clients before, but this one felt a lot more personal. I was helping people create the job they love..a personal mission I really believe in. It seemed like there was a lot on the line for me at the time, although I was probably over hyping it in my mind…anxiety will do that.  I remember a critical inner voice appearing in my head asking, “I’m I really ready for…
  • 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. You see I was supporting others, but I didn’t have the community established to support me.  The consequence was that I was starting to lose momentum in my business and even getting a bit lonely. I learned that everyone needs two communities – the one you serve and one that supports you.  So I began…
 
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    Recruiting & Career Blog

  • What Will Happen to the Workforce When the Baby Boomers Retire?

    Adecco
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    With the STEM skills gap being an ongoing topic of discussion and concern for employers and employees alike, little attention has been given to the issue of another type of skills gap: the vocational skills gap. This gap will inevitably spike in the next 10-15 years as a result of the baby boomer workforce generation retiring in larger numbers. As Millennials and younger generations begin to take hold of the majority of today’s workforce, the STEM skills gap won’t account for the only growing void in skill sets. Our infographic provides insight on which skilled trade jobs will feel the…
  • Replacing a Derek Jeter: How to Cope When Your Top Player Quits

    Kim Para
    26 Sep 2014 | 10:49 am
    Whether you’re a Yankees fan, a baseball fan — or not a fan at all — chances are you’ve heard of Derek Jeter. This weekend, the All-Star shortstop is sadly playing the last few games of his 20-year, remarkably consistent, Hall of Fame career. For many baseball fans, like me, this marks the end of an era. And naturally, you can’t help but wonder – what’s next for the Yankees? How do you replace someone with that level of talent? Someone who carried a .309 career batting average, slugged over 3,000 hits, had a winning attitude and was the ultimate team player.
  • Adecco Publishes Global Study on the Use of Social Media in Recruitment and Job Searching

    Adecco
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Social media has become the universal domain for both recruiters and job seekers alike.  Social media websites are essentially storefronts in the new marketplace for jobs. As the global leader in HR solutions, Adecco wants to better understand how people interact in this new marketplace: how they search for jobs, which platforms they use and how they present themselves online. This is why we’ve completed our first global study on the use of social media in recruiting and job search. About the study Developed by Adecco Group in partnership with the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, the…
  • 10 Questions Answered to Help You Better Manage Your Multi-Generational Workforce

    Adecco
    24 Sep 2014 | 4:00 am
    Throughout our webinar on Managing Multiple Generations in the Workforce, we received many thoughtful questions and comments from attendees – so many, in fact, that we didn’t have time to answer each one. Fortunately our great panelists agreed to follow up on the questions they weren’t able to answer during the webinar Q&A. Questions include: Why do we have to change for young workers, why can’t they adjust to the way things are? What are the best ways to create two-way mentorships between younger and more mature employees? How would you address the seeming lack of boundaries…
  • Top 5 Benefits of an Onsite Program

    Sam Holland
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:30 am
    Many people aren’t aware of it, but Adecco actually offers a program where we have a dedicated resource sit on location at your organization to manage all of your temporary workforce needs. It’s a solution that takes the burden off of you and your team, allowing them to focus on their main tasks while we partner with you to build a great staffing program. Here are the top five reasons to engage with an Onsite Program: 1. Recruiting We recruit and source the top talent your organization needs—sounds simple, but it covers a lot. The Onsite Manager from Adecco handles every stage of the…
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    CareerFuel » Blog

  • 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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    Read our Resume Tips

  • 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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    Big Interview

  • 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

  • Five Tips for Going Back to Work after a Long Absence

    Guest Post
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Whether it’s due to illness, parenthood, or simply a long period of unemployment, jumping back into the workforce can be daunting to say the least. You can ease this transition by jumping full-force into the job search, and keeping the following tips in mind.1. Update your CV. It’s wishful thinking to cross your fingers and hope that an employer won’t notice gaps in your CV. Although they’ll notice, many recruiters can understand a lapse in time provided that you offer an explanation for your absence from the workforce. You can address this in your cover letter or…
  • 3 Ways to Know if it’s the Right Job

    Julia Weeks
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    A lot of times, when interviewing for a job, it’s easy for a job seeker to get caught up in trying to be the perfect candidate.  After all, it’s natural to want to impress the hiring manager and move forward in the hiring process, ultimately receiving a job offer.  However, it is also easy for many job seekers to get so wrapped up in trying to impress the hiring manager that they forget to make sure the job and company are the right fit for THEM.  There are several things you can do in order to ensure that an opportunity is the right one for you. 1. Do your research Before you ever…
  • How to Move Past Video Interview Mistakes

    Lauren Levine
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Mistakes can happen during a video interview, regardless of your level of experience or genuine excitement about the position. They’re cringe-worthy and unfortunate, but with the right amount of poise, it’s possible to move past them. If you’re doing a video interview and encounter one of these “oops” worthy moments, here’s how to recover: The situation: You sign on late for the interview The solution: Acknowledge it, but move on. You don’t want to pretend like it didn’t happen, but by continually apologizing and becoming flustered, you’re doing yourself a disservice.
  • 3 Ways to Create a Killer Video Resume

    Julia Weeks
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    Video resumes are all the rage today.  Many job seekers are using this new form of technology in order to better sell themselves to potential employers.  If you are considering creating your own video resume, there are a few things you should keep in mind in order to make a lasting impression on potential employers: 1. Ready, set, action! In the filming industry, there is a reason you will hear the phrase, “Ready, set, action!”  In any video, there should be some type of action from the people.  Likewise, in your video resume, you should have action! Don’t simply video yourself…
  • How to Approach a Mid-Life Career Change

    Lauren Levine
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:00 am
    You know you’re not happy in your current position, but aren’t quite sure how to proceed. It’s a common problem, but it becomes more challenging when you’re having these thoughts later in life. Instead of grinning and bearing it while hating every second of your job, consider using these resources in order to find a career that is more fulfilling: Do some research The great thing about the Internet is that you have access to plenty of information about other career possibilities. If you’ve been kicking around the notion of switching jobs or changing fields entirely, make researching…
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    THE PREPARY

  • Q&A Monday: Job offers and pre-planned vacations

    Jaime Petkanics
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:58 pm
    It’s Q&A Monday again! Don’t forget to visit the “ask a question” page if you’d like to see your question featured on a post. I look forward to hearing from you! Today’s question is one I’ve actually gotten from many clients and friends. I’m especially excited to answer it because it is one of those things that gives people so much anxiety and totally shouldn’t! Q: I recently received an offer from a company I’m really excited about. I want to accept it, but there is a slight issue. Before I started interviewing I planned a vacation…
  • Q&A Monday: Should I ask for a promotion?

    Jaime Petkanics
    22 Sep 2014 | 7:00 am
    I get so many good questions from readers so I thought we should make this official. Introducing Q&A Monday! Each Monday I’ll answer one of the questions that was sent in through the “ask a question” page. I look forward to hearing from you! Q: I’ve been working for my company for about a year and I’m noticing that people around me have gotten promoted around their year anniversary. I’d like to have a conversation with my boss about this and work towards the next level as well. Should I ask for a promotion? Thank you so much for this question!
  • 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…
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    J Patrick + Associates Blog

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

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

    Daniel Sullivan
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:00 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…
  • 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…
 
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  • We Spent The Weekend With Oprah, Here’s What We Learned

    NESHA
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:02 pm
    Photo Courtesy of Harpo Studios, Inc. / George Burns “Why are you here? The reason I’m here is to help you turn up the voluuuume in your life,” explained Oprah in an arena full of over 10,000 people at the Newark stop of The Life You Want Tour. Newark was the fourth stop on Oprah’s eight city tour. The energy was electric on the first night, after a lively opening set from DJ Kiss featuring classic hits from the likes of Mary J. Blige, Michael Jackson, and Marvin Gaye had everyone on their feet dancing. The second day was more reflective as attendees literally got to work,…
  • Emma Watson’s United Nation Speech Encourages Both Men and Women to Fight For Gender Equality

    Shanell Peterson
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    “For the record, feminism, by definition, is the belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.” -Emma Watson Emma Watson is known for her incredible acting skills in films like Harry Potter and The Perks of Being a Wallflower, but now we have another reason to love her. After graduating from Brown, Emma Watson is now serving as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations, and is wasting no time in trying to make a difference. Last weekend, the 24 year-old self-declared feminist delivered…
  • 5 Networking Tips For Introverts

    Masani Bailey
    25 Sep 2014 | 11:38 am
    Being a natural introvert and a millennial can be hard. Big crowds, meeting new people, and the stress of knowing that networking needs to be done can cause some major stress. However, it is possible to be introverted and to network successfully. The stress of building your network as an introvert can be put at ease with these five easy steps: 1. Look at the Bigger Picture To help you with the motivation to put yourself out there keep in mind that the objective of building your network is to expand your professional horizons beyond what they currently are. If you would work hard to complete a…
  • If You Feel Like You’re Paying Too Much For Your Cell Service, Consider This

    NESHA
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:58 am
    If you’re a young millennial just starting to pay your own bills, it can be a bit of a shock to see just how much it costs to stay plugged in all day. On a personal note, in the past I was signed up with Verizon Wireless, and on the family shareplan the bill could be as high as $400 (for multiple phones) but even broken down per person, it’s a lot. So when AT&T came to me to tell me about their new GoPhone, I was all ears. It’s a prepaid phone service that offers unlimited talk, text and 2.5 GB of data for just $60 flat without having to commit to an annual contract. That’s the…
  • Getting Real World Experience While In College

    Masani Bailey
    23 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    For college students, the conversation about the “real world” is often a topic that arises in discussions about having your stepping stones in place to allow you to step out on a strong foundation. The “real world” is a place where your performance no longer affects your GPA it affects your career. However, many students are now taking the plunge before it’s time to put on a cap or gown. As a result, some students are graduating with work experience that many jobs require for consideration. As jobs become more competitive and the standards for employment become tougher and…
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  • 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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  • Introducing: Amplify Talent VIP Newsletter

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

    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?
 
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  • Networking with Purpose by Guest Blogger, John Yurkschatt, Director of IT Practice, DCA

    Direct Recruiters
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    In today’s challenging job market, it’s not just about who you know but how you get to know them.  If NOT done correctly, networking is a waste of your time. If your approach is to seek out people to tell them about ME, ME, ME, you’ll walk away from every networking event/opportunity disappointed. The right way to network is to do it with “purpose”.  That means think beyond “What’s in it for me?”  Instead, think “How can I help you?” True networking is all about connecting, communicating and building a relationship.  It’s about enjoying your conversation with others…
  • 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…
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  • 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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  • How to Have a Successful Job Search Today

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

    Susan P. Joyce
    23 Sep 2014 | 3:49 pm
    Sometimes change we don’t want, change we may even fear and dread — like a layoff — can be very good for us in the long run. Because we have stayed too long in a job that we’ve outgrown or too long working in a dysfunctional organization or a million other things. Layoff Recovery Stories […] The post Involuntary Change Can Be GREAT! by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • Join a Job Club for a Shorter Job Search

    Susan P. Joyce
    16 Sep 2014 | 7:44 pm
    A job search is a very tough process, especially now. Don’t job hunt alone! Search with a friend, friends, and/or family members, or, better, find a local job club to join. As the old saying goes, there is strength in numbers. That motto applies to job search as well as many other human endeavors. Proving […] The post Join a Job Club for a Shorter Job Search by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • 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.
 
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  • ATS Myth Busted: Good candidates will never be discarded!

    briana
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:29 am
    “Applicant tracking software rejects good candidates.” That is a complaint that comes from using systems that have been configured or used incorrectly. ATS software should never reject what may be a good candidate! One example of how a candidate could be discarded is when a recruiter uses automatic filtering, or pre-screening ‘stop questions’.  If a […]
  • Best Resume advice from the Experts

    briana
    24 Sep 2014 | 9:35 am
    One of the best places to go for resume advice is to the people who regularly read, compare and reject resumes on a regular basis. We’ve scoured many sources and brought together some great tips from leading businesspeople and HR experts. Length: Senior VP of People Operations at Google, Laszlo Bock, says having too long […]
  • 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 […]
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  • How To Effectively Communicate Your Career Brand To A Potential Employer

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

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

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

    Chelsea Lawler
    8 Sep 2014 | 11:51 am
    With many interview questions, you are asked to describe YOU. What are YOUR strengths and weaknesses? Why do YOU want this job? However, during the hiring process, references and phone calls to previous supervisors are made to evaluate you as an individual. Besides performing the two previous tasks, a potential employer can ask your opinion […]
  • Jobs In Hospitality

    Rachel Schneebaum
    30 Aug 2014 | 11:29 am
    The hospitality industry covers a wide range of fields within the broader service industry. As a hospitality worker, your place of business might be anything from a hotel to a restaurant to a cruise ship to an amusement part (and more). Within these smaller fields, there are still a wide range of jobs you might […]
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  • What Is Knowledge?

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    27 Sep 2014 | 5:34 am
    Google’s definition of knowledge: facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. Let’s discuss each clause separately. Knowledge The underlying notion of knowledge is going through a transformation. Memorization of ‘facts and information’ is less important, and building skills is more important. All possible content is available to us through the internet, social media, and other networks instantaneously on computer and mobile devices. In the not so distant future, implanted…
  • 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…
 
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  • 12 Questions to Ask When Writing a Resume

    30 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    We all know that writing a resume can be a daunting task. However, we all have to face this challenge at some point. Though some people rely on preconceived ideas or stock templates when jotting down their credentials, it is important to be unique and have a resume that will truly stand out.   To avoid a mediocre product from the get-go, it is important to keep up with current trends. Quality resumes have objective statements that contain information about your accomplishments, rather than a stock list of responsibilities. Standing out requires highlighting your personal brand, skills,…
  • Enhance your Online Job Search in 5 Easy Steps

    27 Sep 2014 | 12:29 am
    If you think the job search process never changes, think again. The avenues to discover new jobs continue to change day by day, including adding different recruitment methods that you can use to your advantage. Because of the never-ending change in job search, what’s an applicant to do? Here are five easy steps to improve your online job search: Understand the new resume. Though authorities say traditional resumes won’t be obsolete anytime soon, you must keep yourself up to date with current trends. This includes creating an online job profile in case a company asks for it. If possible,…
  • Interview Question: What would be your ideal working environment?

    26 Sep 2014 | 12:43 am
    Most of us are aware that people are happiest and most productive when they work in an environment they are comfortable in. Since companies have different styles and cultures, it’s vital to hire employees that will make the perfect fit. That is why candidates should have an answer ready when recruiters ask them to describe their ideal work environment. This will help recruiters determine if candidates can handle what the job demands. Here are some tips to help you draft an answer before the interview: Small and large. Are you more productive working in a small company? If so, write down why…
  • Job Searching: How Not to Let Stress Get in the Way

    25 Sep 2014 | 12:29 am
    We all know how stressful job searching can be. Frustration and anxiety can hijack the whole process. According to Alexis Carrel, a French surgeon and biologist, people who don’t know how to fight worrycan struggle with many aspects of life. In a job search, letting negative emotions rule you can break your careerif stress isn’t dealt with.   Are you struggling in interviews? Allowing stress to take over affects the way you answer and the way you come across to hiring managers. What Makes the Job Search Stressful What’s your current stress level? Consider the following: You stress…
  • How to Succeed at Competency-Based Interviews

    23 Sep 2014 | 2:36 am
    One thing I’ve noticed while working as a Recruiter and Interview Coach is that a lot of my candidates and clients struggle with answering competency or behavioral interview questions during job interviews. In fact, many times the main reason that the candidate got rejected after their interview is the fact they haven’t provided relevant and detailed enough examples.   Even if an employer has not told you that you will be involved in a behavioral style of an interview, you are still likely to face “behavioral/competency interview” style questions. Traditional interview questions…
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  • How Long Does Animal Grooming School Take?

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:34 pm
    Animal groomers are tasked with making people’s pets look good. It’s a career that’s set to have good employment prospects in the next few years. This is why it’s one of the excellent occupations that those who are fond of [...]
  • How Much Does An Anesthesiologist Make?

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Anesthesiologists are a very important member of a surgical team because they administer the anesthetic that would numb the patient to the pain that going under the knife would otherwise feel. It may take a lot of time in school [...]
  • What Does A Pedicurist Do?

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:50 am
    If the person who polishes your nails and massages your hands is called a manicurist then the one who works on your foot is called a pedicurist. Manicurists and pedicurists typically work in spas, nail salons and hair salons or [...]
  • How Much Does Agricultural Engineering School Cost?

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:44 am
    Agricultural engineers are interested in finding ways to improve how people go about storing and processing food. They want to use technology to improve farming methods and in so doing enhance the nation’s food sustainability and ecological stability. Before you [...]
  • Dressmaker

    admin
    30 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Do you love clothes? Are you interested in a career that will allow you to make them? If the answer to both these questions is yes then you can consider being a dressmaker. In this profession, you will have the [...]
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  • Five Steps to Make Your Next Job Interview a Success

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

    Anna Runyan
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    Do you want to be employed or do you want to be the employer? Starting a business is not the right path for everyone. Deciding whether to remain in a job or build a business should be done with less emotion and a lot of thinking. Giving up the security of a full-time job to start your own business is a very risky move. But whatever decision you make, you’ve got to do what you’re passionate about. Many women I speak with have dreams of building a business but just see no way it could happen because they have bills to pay and a family to support. I was in the same boat a few years back. I…
  • How to Stay Motivated When You Hate Your Job

    Anna Runyan
    22 Sep 2014 | 8:00 am
    OK, I admit it. I will tell you a secret just between you and I…..I stayed in a job I hated for many, many years because I had a good salary and health benefits and a mortgage and other bills to pay.  I dreaded walking into the doors of the office to a job that didn’t fit who I really was. I share a lot on this blog about how to find a job you love and I hope that you have found it helpful. But for most of you, there is an amount of time where you have to stay in a job you might hate until you can find that dream job.  I don’t want to ignore you and pretend like it’s…
  • 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…
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  • Five Steps to Make Your Next Job Interview a Success

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

  • What Do Accountants Do? A Look at the Life Behind the Ledger

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    You've heard accounting is a lucrative career but what does an accountant actually do? Learn about the universal duties and the various specialties from which you can choose.
  • Jobs for Business Majors: Number of Openings by State [Interactive Map]

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you're considering earning a degree in business, it makes perfect sense to want to learn about your career options after graduation. Use this handy, interactive map to familiarize yourself with the opportunities available near you and start mapping out your future!
  • 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.
 
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  • Lucky draw: ‘Pep Guardiola: The Philosophy that Changed the Game’

    Lynn
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:17 am
    Two copies of the book ‘Pep Guardiola: The Philosophy that Changed the Game’ to be won. This book is not just for football fans! In fact, the author Miguel Angel Violán, a born-and-bred Catalan and communication expert, is actually not a huge fan of the world’s most popular sport himself. He revealed so much to […]The post Lucky draw: ‘Pep Guardiola: The Philosophy that Changed the Game’ appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • The Candidate Personality Test and Why Recruiters Are Using It

    Jeannine
    23 Sep 2014 | 1:20 am
    These aren’t like the usual tests you’ll find on the internet. You know the one’s I’m talking about; What kind of pizza are you? Who is your 90’s diva? Which Disney character is your alter-ego? The tests I’m talking about are the psychological or personality tests recruiters are using to hire! They’ve been around for […]The post The Candidate Personality Test and Why Recruiters Are Using It appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • 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.
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  • The Tough Interview Question: Why Did It Take You So Long to Find Employment?

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

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

    Florence Lewis
    5 Sep 2014 | 10:03 pm
    There are many things that your boss or employer will not share with you which he actually feels about your worklife at his organization. It’s not because of he is so much egoistic but he is so much carrying of you that you’re the real and invaluable asset of his organization and he don’t want to destroy your career. There are many things that he will not going to tell you but these all things you’ll understood when you are having your own business and when you became a “boss” in your life. Here is an Infographic about 10 things that your boss will never…
  • 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…
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  • Job Interview Mistakes That Could Really Hurt Your Chances – Part 3

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

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

    Brian Clapp
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:23 pm
    One of our main goals on the Work in Entertainment blog is to introduce you to careers that could be your perfect match – this week we’re going to discuss the role of Music Coordinator. WIE Music Coordinator Click here to find all of our job listings for Music Coordinators Video Transcript for “Entertainment Job [...]
  • 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 [...]
 
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  • September 2014 - Review and Goals to achieve

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:43 pm
    September 2014 is gone. It's 1st October today. September 2014 was a happening month for me. So Today I am sharing month's review :- Good things I have doneI released my first book "Quantitative Aptitude Made Easy" in paper format. This was something I wanted to do from last 2 years but I was to do that because of various personal reasonsI am working really hard on second version of Testpanda.com. This time I hired Ketan Sharma, a local PHP developer to help me in this project. He is doing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Current affairs updates for 1 October

    30 Sep 2014 | 11:23 pm
    Current affairs updates for today :- Business and EconomyAccording to 4th Bi-Monthly Policy Statement announced by Reserve Bank of India has kept the policy rates unchanged i.e. 8%. Google discontinued Orkut yesterday,Politics According to the report of World Wildlife Fund (WWF) released recently, 10,000 vertebrate species populations reported during the period 1970 to 2010 through Living planet Index. Indo-US Combined Military Training Exercise Yudh Abhyas 2014 concluded in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • GK Digest September 2014 - Download Now

    30 Sep 2014 | 5:00 am
    After getting fantastic response and feedback for IBPS PO GK Digest, today I am releasing GK Digest for September Month.  Number of pages - 56Month - SeptemberPrice - FreeUseful for - All competitive examsFormat - PDF Download linksLink 1Link 2 Link 3ContentsCurrents affairs for September PoliticsSports updatesInternational organizationsTechnology updatesRiver projectsGovernment welfare schemesFinancial and banking termsRanking of India in various development indexesImportant... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • SIDBI Exam Result is Out now

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    SIDBI 2014 for Grade A managers (Assistant Mangers) online exam result is out now.  Interviews will be conducted 01-10-2014, check www.sidbi.com for more information Check your Result here Share your status in the comments. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • General Awareness Quiz for 30 September

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:17 pm
    General awareness quiz for today :- 1. Millennium Development Goal (MDG)-4 is related to Reducing the Child Mortality whereas the MDG-5 is related to 2. Government total Borrowing (Fiscal Deficit) for the year 2014-15 would be 3. The present Nuclear Capacity is 5780 Mw, the new target for 2022 is fixed at 4. Name the diseases covered in Millennium Development 5. What is Any time Anywhere Scheme by RBI? 6. Name the countries involved in the Malabar Exercises... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Rewriting Your Resume for Results

  • Optimize LinkedIn Profile for LinkedIn Jobs, LinkedIn Careers, LinkedIn Recruiters – Best LinkedIn Profiles

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

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

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

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

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

    Dipra Sen
    28 Sep 2014 | 2:20 am
    Nutritionists refer to the dietary consultants specializing in the areas of preventive nourishments, diseases due to nutrient shortages and the basics of nutrition. Nutritionists are mostly associated with hospitals, nursing homes, outpatient clinics, community health settings and food industries whilst a number of professionals are also engaged in scientific research and private practices.The nutritionist job description requires them to offer professional advices to individuals ranging from children to elderly suffering from obesity, diabetes, high pressure and chronic acidity or heartburn…
  • Athletic Trainer Job Description

    Dipra Sen
    20 Sep 2014 | 11:04 pm
    For any professional sports team, high school or university athletes, the essentiality of an expert athletic trainer is simply enormous. Their foremost job is to make sure that no sports person gets injure on the playground, and as, such an incident occurs, they study, diagnose and provide necessary service or treatments to bones or muscles to the injured athlete as per direction of a licensed physician or health care professional.Athletic trainers are hired by most communities ranging from primary schools to Olympic Games to look after their children and professional athletics respectively…
  • 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…
 
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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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  • Seven Reasons Why Leadership Matters

    admin
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:41 am
    If the top level leadership of all major corporations took a week off, would most major companies miss a beat? Probably not. Put this question another way. If the President of the United States or if the trash collector took a week off. Who would you miss the most? Perhaps the trash collector. I’m certainly not saying that a trash collector is more important than the president. What I am saying is that you need leadership in every part of your organization. You need leadership from the front line customer service agent up to the executive office. What I will say is this: It’s just…
  • 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…
 
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  • A Necessity for Career Change: Discomfort

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

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

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

    Guest Post
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:49 am
    Today’s post is provided as a sponsored guest post. 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… The post Is Getting Your Degree Online Right For You? appeared first on Careertopia.
  • Golden Opportunities in Taiwan for the Overseas Jobseeker. Here’s Why.

    Guest Post
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:33 am
    Today’s article was provided as a sponsored guest post. The fortunes of Taiwan have seen a rise in the past decade, with its increasing economic and political embrace with China causing a growth in trading opportunities – and it’s impacting the job market. This July, according to news outlet Taiwan Today, the jobless rate fell… The post Golden Opportunities in Taiwan for the Overseas Jobseeker. Here’s Why. appeared first on Careertopia.
  • How Mastering Excel Can Increase Your Salary [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Michelle Agner
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    How often do you use Microsoft Excel? How well do you know it? Excel is one of the most popular apps around, and is used by firms in nearly every industry. Major companies, small biz, schools, and government agencies all use Excel to manage and analyze data, print charts, create spreadsheets, and more. As a result, having… The post How Mastering Excel Can Increase Your Salary [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Careertopia.
  • 3 Things To Do Today So You Can Change Jobs Someday

    Michelle Agner
    22 Sep 2014 | 12:56 am
    Consider your current job for a minute. Is it the last one you’ll ever have? Well, unless you hit the lottery or get hit by a bus tonight, the answer is likely no. Even if you’re perfectly happy in your current job today, you’re still probably going to leave it – someday. So, what are… The post 3 Things To Do Today So You Can Change Jobs Someday appeared first on Careertopia.
  • 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.
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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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  • Do You Respond to Job Ads and Job Postings?

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

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

  • Ministry of Defence (DGQA) Recruitment 2014 www.davp.nic.in LDC vacancies

    Eswararao Mettu
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:55 am
    Ministry of Defence (DGQA) Recruitment 2014 www.davp.nic.in LDC vacanciesAll Indian job aspirants are advised to check Ministry of Defence (DGQA) has recently posted latest advertisement for filling of Lower Division clerk post. Desirable applicants are apply through duly filled application submission before 17th October 2014. More details like educational details, age relaxation, pay scale, how to apply etc mentioned below.Read more »
  • UPSC Assistant, Officer & Professors Recruitment 2014

    Eswararao Mettu
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:54 pm
    UPSC Assistant, Officer & Professors Recruitment 2014Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has issued latest advertisement for filling of Assistant Legislative Counsel, Lecturer, Specialist Grade-III and Scientist vacancies. All UPSC job aspirants are required to submit online application before 16th Oct 2014 by registering at www.upsc.gov.in. more details regarding to educational qualifications, age limit, pay scale, how to apply etc given below.Read more »
  • JSSC 1110 Junior Engineer Recruitment 2014 Apply www.jssc.in

    Eswararao Mettu
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:21 pm
    JSSC 1110 Junior Engineer Recruitment 2014 Apply www.jssc.inJSSC full form is Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission is goes to conduct Combined Competitive Exam (JECCE) 2014 to the recruits of total 1110 Junior engineer vacancies in various disciplines in following departments. JSSC has uploaded complete JECCE exam syllabus, exam pattern and selection procedure on its official site www.jssc.in. All job hunters are required to register online form before 8th October 2014 to 7th Nov 2014. More details are mentioned below.Read more »
  • National Investigation Agency Assistants Recruitment 2014

    Eswararao Mettu
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:29 am
    National Investigation Agency Assistants Recruitment 2014National Investigation Agency has issued official employment notification in pdf format to filling of Assistant and Stenographer vacancies. job hunters are access NIA website to apply online On-Line mode before 02 month for date of publish this advt. Candidates should follow guidelines of NIA instructions. more details of NIA educational qualifications, age limit, pay scale etc given below.Read more »
  • SAIL Recruitment 2014 Online Application form ACT/ OCT Vacancies

    Eswararao Mettu
    28 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    SAIL Recruitment 2014 Online Application form ACT/ OCT VacanciesSteel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), Durgapur Steel Plant & Chandrapur plant has updated latest recruitment employment notice to the filling of Operator-cum-Technician (OCT Trainee) and Attendant-cum-Technician (ACT) vacancies. Interested and eligible applicants are apply through online application procedure before closing date i.e 26th October 2014. For more details are given below.Read more »
 
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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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  • Why Plagiarism Hurts for Bloggers ?

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

    Tech Owl
    25 Sep 2014 | 10:29 pm
    We all want to be liked by others, whether it will be at our home or in office. At work, we want our boss and colleagues to like us and give compliments to us. When you would be liked at you workplace, you could become the most popular person at work. But how it would be possible..?? Read: Workplace Do’s And Don’ts Here are some simple tips on how to become popular at work: Be in Contact The first and foremost step of becoming popular is being in touch with everyone you’ve ever worked with. Say a ‘hi’ to people from the boss to the peon. This is a deed of a gentleman which should…
  • 8 Awesome Free Apps For Working Women

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

    Tech Owl
    23 Sep 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Nowadays, it is almost common with more organizations taking the initiative to allow employees to work from the comfort of their home. The advantages to be working from home include many, however – those who are new to the working from home culture, might actually find themselves battling to move forward, to get past the barrier of being a worker at home. Read: Search Work From Home Jobs Keeping this in mind, I am going to share with you five practical tips on being efficient when working from home. Create a Schedule As working from home can be flexible, it can be too easy to take care…
  • 5 Basic Skills Required For Online Jobs

    Shweta Sharma
    22 Sep 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Freelance writing, data entry and transcriptionists are just a few of the jobs available online. Other more unfamiliar Internet jobs include being an online juror and making viral videos. Without a doubt, many businesses place more importance on telecommuting, working from home and communicating via the internet. However the skill set required to get online jobs differ based on the organization, all jobs share definite characteristics requiring similar know-how. Read: Convincing Advantages of Online Jobs Read: Realistic Disadvantages of Online Jobs Below are the skill sets required for…
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  • Don’t Get Used to Settling

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

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

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

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

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

    Dan
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:06 am
    Telecoms across Scotland and the UK have changed over the years. But after the referendum, what is the current state of the Scottish mobile telecom industry? The post Mobile Telecoms Industry In Scotland appeared first on Number Direct.
  • What The Experts Are Saying About The iPhone 6

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

    Dan
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    A decent level of customer service should be part and parcel of a company. But one mobile network in the UK is shaking this system up in a controversial way. The post The Mobile Network That’s Making You Pay For Good Customer Service appeared first on Number Direct.
  • 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.
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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 ︾ 1.17kviews 27items How to Use LinkedIn to Find a Job Listly by Scott Allen 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…
  • 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! 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 occasions. It might…
  • 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. 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 type of job.
  • 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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  • Social Media Manager NY – Are you the social media advertising expert for TheLadders?

    David Marini
    30 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    TheLadders is looking for a Social Media Manager in New York City who will lead the development of their vision and execution of social media acquisition strategies for key target audiences. With over 6 million members, TheLadders is the premier mobile career network, committed to finding the right person for the right job since 2003. The Social Media Manager will leverage all social media sites, including LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook to drive brand awareness and customer acquisition.  Are you fully entrenched in the current social media landscape and understand the fine line of managing…
  • NY ad analytics startup Dstillery looks to international expansion

    Cheryl Ross
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:08 am
    New York’s ad analytics startup Dstillery is looking beyond the U.S. in a bold expansion plan after raising $24 million in Series C funding. Distilling data The company began life in 2008 as Media6Degrees and adopted its new moniker in September last year. Product managers with an interest in ad tech might quickly work out why: announcing the change of name last year, the firm’s CMO Elizabeth Hellmann said that it captured “the essence of our core technology – distilling mountains of data to produce pure brand-leaning audiences.” The latest cash injection has almost doubled the…
  • Social Media Strategist – New York location for MMGY Global

    David Marini
    25 Sep 2014 | 6:42 am
    MMGY Global has a position available for Social Media Strategist in their New York office. Working directly with the client and social media managers, this person will develop strategic social media marketing plans, manage social media advertising and assist in executing social media campaigns. This includes taking a social media project from concept through completion, on schedule, on budget and meeting or exceeding the expectations of the client. MMGY clients include high-end luxury resorts, hotels, casinos and tourism destinations. The Social Media Strategist will also be responsible for…
  • Growth Hacker- Airenvy in San Francisco needs a Head of Marketing

    David Marini
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    Airenvy in San Francisco is hiring a Growth Hacker & Head of Marketing that must hustle and implement unique organic growth tactics. Overall this will require a hacker/scrappy mentality in addition to help manage conventional advertising channels. You must like to get things done, and believe that quick iterations lead to a faster best result. You’ll be tasked with developing and executing “growth hacks” (both short and long term) to help drive new users to their service and retain them.  Someone to act with speed yet detail-oriented and results focused. They want you…
  • You’ve got to be out of your mind to pass up a position for OutBrain’s Senior Product Manager New York

    David Marini
    23 Sep 2014 | 7:04 am
    They’re looking for an experienced Sr. Product Manager to join the growing NYC-based product team and lead their editorial product suite. You’ll collaborate with internal marketing & account management teams and an enthusiastic group of designers and developers in an agile environment to deliver an innovative platform for the world’s largest publishers.This is a full-cycle product role, and you’ll be responsible for a globally expanding product – focusing on providing a great user experience, developing features and functionality that drive adoption, finding solutions for…
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    The Pyramid Grid

  • Reasons Lifelong Learning Should Be Part of Your Life’s Journey

    Author
    30 Sep 2014 | 1:19 pm
    Can you imagine what your life will be like if you stop learning? Oh wait, you already did. Before it’s too late, you might want to rekindle your love for learning even if you’re already working, married or old. You see, learning should be a lifelong process. Why? To fully develop your natural abilities Did you really think the skills you have now is all you’ll ever learn or excel at? If you continue to learn and explore a wide range of abilities, you will discover talents and skills that may not have been apparent at first. To engage in good conversation Different people may have a…
  • 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…
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  • Why You Should Become a Personal Assistant

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

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

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:21 pm
    Have you ever had the experience of sending out your resume EVERYWHERE, and getting no results? No emails. No callbacks. No interviews. It sucks, doesn’t it? I had that experience a few years back… And then a profound realization changed everything for me. I realized that… You’ve Got To Make An Irresistible Offer And a boring, traditional resume just doesn’t do that. (Here’s a free resource that’ll help you out with this, by the way) See, employers and recruiters are used to seeing the same thing over and over: A plain-Jane resume and cover letter. And they’re dying to get…
  • 4 Things Employers Look For In LinkedIn And Resume Comparison

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:12 pm
    Even though a prospective employer may only have your resume, that’s not going to stop them from also researching to see what you have on LinkedIn. The fact is, if an employer is screening you, they are going to scour the Internet for information to make sure you are who you say you are on your resume. So, what are employers looking at when they compare your resume to your LinkedIn profile and other social network profiles? 1. Expertise. Anyone can write on their resume that they have over 10 years of experience in the field of XYZ, but does that really mean you have expertise and knowledge…
  • 10 Reasons Why You Haven’t Heard Back From A Recruiter

    29 Sep 2014 | 11:10 pm
    Samantha was fed up. Her job was frustrating and her supervisor was uninspiring. Then one day, a recruiter called with the job of her dreams. Ten minutes into the conversation, Samantha could see herself in a bigger office, making double her current salary, and working for the boss of her dreams. “I’m very interested!” she told the recruiter. And she began the process of interviewing for her dream job. Ten interviews and four months later, Samantha was certain this job was hers. She had bonded with the recruiter, who called her regularly and coached her through the…
  • What Are Boomerang Candidates (And How Do You Handle Them)?

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:33 pm
    Over the past few decades, the employment landscape has changed dramatically. Few employees now spend their entire career with a company, advancing within the same organization. Instead, they change employers frequently and are constantly searching for a better position, often with a competitor. In fact, today’s average employee stays at each of his or her jobs for just 4.4 years. And this environment is a breeding ground for boomerang candidates. What exactly are boomerang candidates? They’re employees who leave one company for another job, only to eventually return to their former…
  • 3 Ways To Avoid Networking Burnout

    29 Sep 2014 | 10:31 pm
     It’s easy to become comfortable in your current job or workplace and think that networking efforts aren’t really necessary. Because that’s what it is – an effort, right? But not staying professionally current and connected can have serious negative implications on your overall career development. Infographic: LANDED! A Proven Roadmap For Today’s Job Seeker The reality is, change is inevitable and it often happens when we are least expect it. Not being equipped with the right tools for your next search can cost both precious time and possibly even a position you were hoping…
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    Purpose Rockstar: Daily Career Stories including Grammar Girl and Gretchen Rubin

  • 135: Jin Ho Kim, Cool Human - Stress Making You Sick

    Derrick Duplessy, Mignon Fogarty, Gretchen Rubin
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    Jin Ho Kim got so sick from stress he could not get out of bed for 1 year. We chat about how the stress of performing creating an autoimmune condition that almost crippled him. Sponsored by Perfect Fuel Chocolate. Use "Rockstar" for 10% off your order
  • 134: Valerie Groth, Life Coach - Build People Build Schools

    Derrick Duplessy, Mignon Fogarty, Gretchen Rubin
    29 Sep 2014 | 8:56 am
    Valerie Groth is a Life Coach and former school counselor. We chat about the student who inspired her to create a boarding school in Chicago.Sponsored by Perfect Fuel Chocolate. Use "Rockstar" for 10% off
  • Special ROCK Series - O is for what you have to offer

    Derrick Duplessy, Mignon Fogarty, Gretchen Rubin
    27 Sep 2014 | 2:00 am
    This edition of the ROCK series is about what you have to offer professionally. We go into detail about how to find out what you have to offer your clients or colleagues. Sponsor for this show is Perfect Fuel Chocolate. Use code "Rockstar" for 10% off.
  • Special ROCK Series - R is for Recognize personality drives profession

    Derrick Duplessy, Mignon Fogarty, Gretchen Rubin
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:24 am
    The ROCK series breaks down how to sell and talk about yourself effectively. R is for Recognize your unique personality and how to make it a professional asset. Sponsor: Perfect Fuel Chocolate. Use "Rockstar" at checkout for 10% off
  • Special Episode: Getting Help - Mentors and Interns

    Derrick Duplessy, Mignon Fogarty, Gretchen Rubin
    25 Sep 2014 | 4:46 am
    In this special episode, we chat about how to find mentors and interns for entrepreneurs starting out. This episode is sponsored by Perfect Fuel Chocolate, organic fuel for workouts and your work day. Use "Rockstar" at Checkout for 10% off.
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  • Contribute to Environment With Green Dedicated Servers

    30 Sep 2014 | 2:05 am
    Green Servers Use of technology is directly related to the drainage of energy. For saving energy, environmentalists suggest technology consumers, especially website owners and internet companies, to make use of green dedicated servers.There are many other reasons for introducing Green Servers like:Elimination of Carbon Footprints: Green servers offer all the benefits that regular servers do. They run with great efficiency Read More..
  • TIAA-CREF’s Carnegie Compute Cloud Helps Re-factor their Entire IT Approach

    29 Sep 2014 | 2:44 pm
    The next BriefingsDirect innovator case study interview focuses on financial services giant TIAA-CREF restructured its IT organization processes and technology to further their overall business agility.Listen to the podcast. Find it on iTunes. Read a full transcript or download a copy. At the recent VMworld 2014 Conference in San Francisco, our moderator, Dana Gardner, Principal Analyst at Interarbor Solutions, interviewed Kevin Murphy, Chief Technology Officer at TIAA-CREF, and Matt Sa Read More..
  • Fundamentals Of The International SEO

    29 Sep 2014 | 8:09 am
    Most organizations developed in the U.S. target on an SEO on the particular 3 levels. These are local, regional and global. At every level globally particular word could be introduced to the focus of the company so as to optimize the company’s website for the terms and conditions, which are more reliable in the business of a person. Everything Is Similar And Different Before moving further, this is significant to realize that an SEO, in spite of where you perform it, is create up m Read More..
  • Understanding the

    29 Sep 2014 | 6:19 am
    Business analytics is a term that may be used to describe the application of data analytics techniques to provide insights and make predictions, or to formulate prescriptions for specific business purposes. For example, data analytics may be used to predict how well a new set of marketing strategies is working for a product. It may be used as a tool to manage various types of risk by evaluating a number of past data parameters that resulted in varied risk outcomes. It may be used to hel Read More..
  • E Commerce Web Development – Building Successful Sites

    29 Sep 2014 | 5:51 am
    Carry out a search for any product you can think of and you’ll be presented with thousands of sites all selling the same products at the same prices. So how is it then that some of these sites are incredibly successful and have made their owners rich, while others barely survive a week in business? Same products, same prices but totally difference performance levels – pure chance or something else? The answer is of course something else and more often than not can be attributed to t Read More..
 
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    Jobsdhamaka is Absolutely Great Company for Employees

  • Tips to Creating Great Profile Statement for Your CV

    Jobs Dhamaka
    30 Sep 2014 | 5:29 am
    Most individuals feel that the objective statement is one of the weakest part of their CV or resume. Because of the objective statement is all about you while applying for jobs through online portal like naukari.com/shine.com/jobsdhamaka or walk-in interview in an organization. The recruiters care only about what can you do and looking for. As […]
  • How to Become a Leader at WorkPlace

    Jobs Dhamaka
    29 Sep 2014 | 10:40 pm
    Becoming a leader at workplace can be difficult task, if you don’t aware with leader’s quality or don’t like to take responsibility. If you want to positioning yourself as team leader at work, you must know the role and responsibilities of a leader. Today jobsdhamaka told some number of ways that help you becoming a leader […]
  • What Should You Do, If You’re Unemployed

    Jobs Dhamaka
    29 Sep 2014 | 2:46 am
    Being unemployed is quite serious thing, if your financial condition is not good. You must consider on things that help you find quick job or opportunity. You should apply for jobs through jobsdhamaka that matching to your skills and knowledge. Avoid to applying jobs that you are not able to qualify because it may be […]
  • Sure Fire Tips to Continue Networking

    Jobs Dhamaka
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:51 am
    Professional networking is one of the most vital parts of career today. If you want to a tremendous growth in your lives, then always continue your networking on the World Wide Web. Jobsdhamaka.com want to share with you a modern edge professional, you should take every encounter as an opportunity to connect and establish a […]
  • How to Qualify Panel Interview

    Jobs Dhamaka
    27 Sep 2014 | 4:16 am
    Facing panel interview is one of the daunting tasks for you because you may feel intimidate while face to all strangers by jobsdhamaka.com. However, the panellists are often tried to determine your job performance and skills. This type of interview conducts because less time consuming and most efficient method of interviewing. One of the benefits […]
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    Education & Career

  • Cover Letter Ideas Designed to Help You Get that First Job

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

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

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

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

  • How do you find a mentor? And get a good fit?

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

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

    Oxter Team
    30 Sep 2014 | 11:15 pm
    SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Result 2014 – www.ssc.nic.in Check Cut off Mark, Merit List for Stenographer Grade C & D www.ssc.nic.in SSC Stenographer Grade C & D Result 2014: Earlier Staff Selection Commission has published an advert related to the recruitment of stenographer post. A big number of candidates had applied for the post. So now application process is over and the candidates are waiting for the SSC result 2014. Written exam is held in various exam centres across India. There was a big crowd of people in the examination centre. The written exam was on…
  • CMAT – CMAT Result 2014 September Exam www.aicte-cmat.in

    Oxter Team
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:45 am
    CMAT – CMAT Result 2014 September Exam www.aicte-cmat.in Common Management Admission Test CMAT 2014 Results Will declare on 30th October. CMAT – CMAT Result 2014 September Exam: All India Council for Technical Education has published an advertisement for the declaration of CMAT Result 2014. Common Management Aptitude Test is completed. The exam was held in the various exam centres IN 25th Sept 2014 to 29th Sept. Lots of students have given the exam. Now the appeared candidates are waiting for the result. The result will be soon declared on 30th October 2014 on the official…
  • UPRNN Admit Card 2014 www.uprnn.co.in Assistant Resident Hall Ticket

    Oxter Team
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:42 am
    UPRNN Admit Card 2014 www.uprnn.co.in Download Assistant Resident Hall Ticket for 19th October Exam. Get Call Latter & Admission Ticket. UPRNN Admit Card 2014 Assistant Resident Hall Ticket: Uttar Pradesh Rajkiya Nirman Nigam has published a notification for downloading the UPRNN Admit Card 2014 for Assistant Resident exam. Big number jobseekers have applied for the post. Now the applicants are eagerly waiting for UPRNN Admit Card 2014 Assistant Resident Hall Ticket. Admit card will be available on the official website www.uprnn.co.in. Applicant should download the hall ticket from the…
  • Download Bihar Police Constable Admit card 2014 at www.csbc.bih.nic.in

    Oxter Team
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:39 am
    Download Bihar Police Constable Admit card 2014 at www.csbc.bih.nic.in Bihar Police Exam Hall Ticket, Call Latter at official Website. Download Bihar Police Constable Admit card 2014 The Central Selection Board of Constable (CSBC) has declared a notification for downloading Bihar Police Constable Admit card 2014. So now the applicant those who has submitted their registrations able to download Bihar Police Constable Admit card 2014 from the official website www.csbc.bih.nic.in. Only the applicant those who has registered should download their admit card by using the application number and…
  • CSIR UGC NET Admit Card 2014 Download at www.csir.res.in

    Oxter Team
    30 Sep 2014 | 4:36 am
    CSIR UGC NET Admit Card 2014 Download at www.csir.res.in Get UGC NET hall Ticket from official website Download Call Latter for June Admission. CSIR UGC NET Admit Card 2014: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research had announced a notification for publishing of the CSIR UGC NET Admit Card 2014. There are very large number of candidates had filled the application form. All the applied applicants are searching their CSIR UGC NET Admit Card 2014. To download CSIR UGC NET Admit Card. Candidate will visit the official website of CSIR www.csirhrdg.res.in. Applicant should download Admit Card…
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  • Emergency Medicine Salary

    Sarah Jones
    26 Sep 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Emergency medicine is an exclusive medical specialty that is focused on the recognition, evaluation and treatment of unforeseen illness and injury that requires immediate action to prevent death or further disability. In terms of physician salaries the emergency medicine salary is one that is massive and significant. Emergency medicine is a rather exciting, expanding and challenging sector in the health care system. The emergency medicine physician is regarded as the bravest as they work significantly long hours to make a huge difference to other people’s lives. In short emergency medicine…
  • Cardiothoracic Surgeon Salary

    Sarah Jones
    23 Sep 2014 | 9:07 am
    Cardiothoracic surgeons have the potential to make a dramatic difference and drastic improvement in the life expectancy and quality of thousands of patients during their career. The cardiothoracic surgeon salary is touted as one of the highest in the physician profession across the globe. Most of the cardiothoracic surgeons are expected to make an impressive income of more than $200,000 per annum. Though the career of a cardiothoracic surgeon is rigorous and demanding it assures the highest salary of any practicing medical profession. A cardiothoracic surgeon is a medical doctor who…
  • Oral Surgeon Salary

    Sarah Jones
    21 Sep 2014 | 4:51 am
    An oral surgeon is a specially trained person who performs complicated surgical operations on maxillofacial and oral areas such as mouth, teeth, jaws and gums. An oral surgeon salary is indeed high on account of the specialized skill set and the additional training required to develop those specific medical procedure abilities. An oral surgeon currently enjoys a strong employment market that shows a trend for continued growth in the health care and medical field. He also undergoes extensive academic preparation in order to equip himself to perform intricate surgeries to patients. The hard…
  • 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…
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    Vantage Point

  • Do good looks fetch better jobs?

    Neha Kirpal
    30 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Do good looks fetch better jobs? As discriminatory (and shallow) as it sounds, it seems that good looks can indeed bag you better jobs! A study led by the New York Academy of Sciences found that hiring practices are dramatically influenced by a bias towards attractive interviewees in terms of high and low status job packages offered. “When someone is viewed as attractive, they are often assumed to have a number of positive social traits and greater intelligence,” said Carl Senior and Michael J. R. Butler who led the study. “This is known as the ‘halo effect’…
  • Meet ADD’s corporate cousin : ADT – the new neurosis affecting overworked executives

    Ashwati Michael
    30 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    A new epidemic has taken over in the corporate annals. Most of us have heard of ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) a neurological disorder that has a genetic component. The new corporate disorder is called ADT (Attention Deficit Trait). Caused by brain overload, it has the primary symptoms of distractibility, inner frenzy, and impatience. Overworked executives with ADT have difficulty staying organized, setting priorities, and managing time. There is a constant feeling of panic and guilt while pretending everything is fine in facing a heavily intensive workday. Unlike ADD, a neurological…
  • Headhunter insights into identifying candidates for executive jobs

    Vantage Point
    29 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    We have a series here in which we bring Headhunter insights for identifying candidates for executive jobs. We have already shared views from Mitch Beck once before and this is part 2 of his interview. For candidates in executive jobs, there is a strong possibility that while being in the thick of things on the job front- they do not pay attention to a sudden headhunter contact request. There is also a possibility that there is no ‘time to prepare’ before a big appointment. So, we offer some tips through our headhunters on what to always keep in mind, before walking into a meeting…
  • Applying in Germany: tips for the perfect CV

    Vantage Point
    29 Sep 2014 | 12:00 am
    In an international context, as we have described before, a CV or a resume can vary depending on the culture and labor practices in each market. There are no real resume rules and you’d potentially find thousands (if not more) templates on a Google search. However, when moving countries, new cultural differences are seldom taken into consideration. At Experteer, we wanted to share a few insights into applying in Germany: tips for the perfect CV, if you may. We hope these tips and come in handy and help you define a vantage point for your own senior management career. via Applying in…
  • Infographic: The Habits of the richest CEOs

    Vantage Point
    26 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    Recently, we shared the list of the World’s richest CEOs with you and then we thought perhaps listing them left a few with wistful desires of how to get there. For sure, we were excited to know what these CEOs were really doing to get to where they were! How were these strategic thinkers creating massive brands (say hello to Zara, Oracle, SAP) from ground up? We went through strategic skills required at these high levels including having a big picture view as well as being an emotional influence at work. But was there a secret recipe that these leaders were using? Research through an…
 
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    Career Square

  • How to find the perfect internship for you

    Internwise.co.uk
    24 Sep 2014 | 2:59 pm
    An internship can change your career but finding the right one for you won’t be easy. Although any internship is a learning experience, finding the best one that fits your career aspirations will provide you with the right experience and send you in the right direction. Here is how to find the internship that will advance your CV. What does the internship offer you? Thinking about what you want to get out of the internship will help narrow down the choices. Every single opportunity available out there won’t help you move down the right path, but knowing what you are looking for…
  • 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;…
  • 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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    Talent At Work - White Apples Blog - Career & Recruitment Tips

  • Balancing People Mix At An Organization With Right HR

    19 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    An organization is never made up of machinery, walls, cabinets or furniture. The human race that one finds in the organization remains to be the foundation till today. The factory system of our country has evolved over time. It is only when globalization entered the domestic market recruiters, CEOs; managers understood the importance of beholding employees. Assets can be bought, building can be built, but the gray matter that is present in the mind of an employee at a designated place differs company to company. Therefore, when the assets increase or expansion takes place, the credits belong…
  • What B-Schools Can't Teach Us

    13 Sep 2014 | 10:07 am
    There is a wide range of B-schools present in India and abroad, those who successfully pass out of their graduation level get jobs as managers of the company. Undoubtedly, these institutes are designed in such a way that they give you an insight of the business and the market as well. But, to sustain in a position of HR Manger and grow day by day, one must understand that there are things beyond B-school. To make you understand, we have prepared a list of six things that you won’t be able to learn about business unless and until you are no longer in a B-school. 1. Most Of The Things Are Not…
  • Decoding The Right Interview Etiquette

    9 Sep 2014 | 10:11 am
    With so many job opportunities lurking around the world the competition is increasing day after day. Gone are the old days where you were able to get the job merely on the basis of your marks and degree. This new era wants more than just the degree. As the globalization has stepped into the market, every company tends to find an employee who suits globally. A decade back, an employee meant a person who knows everything about his/her work and excels in it, but these days the definition of an employee is getting evolved along with its value. Today, an employee is the image of the organization,…
  • Walking Meetings: The New Mantra For Productive Meetings

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    Wish to have a productive meeting with your team post lunch? Desirous to have employees threw creative ideas on the table instead of yawning or staring at the table? Try the new corporate mantra for productive meetings  Take a walk with your team and conduct the meeting on the go. Surprised!! Well, this concept of walking meetings first came into limelight with the famous story of how Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerburg conceptualized the idea of “music social networking service” along with a recommendation for iTunes as a joint venture while taking a stroll together. This incident gave the…
  • The After Process Moves – Make An Employee Feel At Home At Workplace!

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:50 am
     "Retaining an employee in an organization is two times as tougher than recruitment and selection.” Surviving and growing in an industry and giving a tough competition to your competitors has become one of the points in agenda of every company. One can have capital, land, resource, but what is rare and different in the organization is the – Manpower. One might preserve goods, raw material, capital and every materialistic time, but preserving manpower is probably the toughest and the most neglected areas of the organization. Unless and until the employees don’t feel like staying in your…
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    Talent Tribune

  • Are You Using These Surprising Social Media Sites to Recruit?

    Abby Perkins
    24 Sep 2014 | 7:38 am
    These days, social media is an integral part of every company’s recruiting strategy. You’re no stranger to digging through profiles and making connections on LinkedIn, Facebook and even Twitter as you hunt for new talent. But the best people aren’t always hiding in such obvious spots. If you want to expand your recruiting and snap up potential candidates who can really make a difference, you’ll need to step outside your social media comfort zone. You might not be using these social media sites for recruiting now – but you should be. Check them out below: Instagram and…
  • BYOD, Part 3 of 3: Maintaining Productivity and Work/Life Balance

    Abby Perkins
    18 Sep 2014 | 10:47 am
    This is the last of a 3-part series on BYOD. Click through to read Parts 1 and 2. Introducing a BYOD policy into a company’s culture affects everyone. One of the most important effects? As the lines between personal time and professional time are blurred, employees’ work-life balance is altered. This post, the last in a three-part series on implementing BYOD policy, will look at how the relationship between work and home changes when employees start using personal devices. Productivity at work Some worry that BYOD policies decrease productivity during business hours. And it’s not…
  • It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s #AskHRAnything!

    Abby Perkins
    16 Sep 2014 | 1:07 pm
    There are a ton of great minds in the HR space, from C-Suite executives to super-human recruiters. And they’re all over the world – small companies and large, start-ups and enterprises, in every industry you can think of. We want to bring those minds to you. That’s why we’re starting the #AskHRAnything series. We’ll interview the best, brightest and most interesting people in HR, and publish their insights on our blog. We’re even thinking about turning the series into a podcast! For our first interview, we’re talking with Shannon McFayden, an…
  • The Friday Roundup

    Abby Perkins
    12 Sep 2014 | 7:33 am
    The Friday Roundup is a quick overview of HR articles we saw, read, and loved around the Web this week. It’s been a busy week at the Talent Tribune headquarters. We’ve been meeting, brainstorming, writing and creating nonstop. One of our team members (guess who!) even had a puppy-themed birthday. And, of course, we’ve been busy keeping up with our favorite HR blogs and websites. Below, we’ve put together a list of the best reads from around the Web this week. 1. When Should You Fire Someone, and When Should You Let Them Resign? A hot topic on the Web this week? Whether…
  • BYOD, Part 2 of 3: Safeguarding Company Data

    Abby Perkins
    11 Sep 2014 | 11:59 am
    This is the second of a 3-part series on BYOD policy. To read Part 1, click here. Thinking about implementing a BYOD policy? Data security should be one of your biggest priorities. Sure, it’s convenient for employees to be able to access company information on the go, on their personal devices. But it’s also risky, and that risk increases with every person given access to your data. That’s not to say you shouldn’t implement a BYOD policy in your company. But if you are going to start using BYOD, you need to do it carefully. The second part of our BYOD series will look at what…
 
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    Career Strategy

  • Career Strategy as a reference point

    ucareerstrategy
    30 Sep 2014 | 2:55 pm
    One of the advantages of having a well thought-out Career Strategy is that it persists, even when things around you are changing. Day to day, your Career Strategy is not likely to change. This is beneficial because it provides you with a form of stability in your career direction, even in times of high stress or uncertainty in your current work. Your Career Strategy is an inanimate construct, representing your combined aspirations, goals and the actions you believe you need to take to get to your Career Vision. If it changed frequently, it would actually be a very bad thing, given that a…
  • Reducing roadblocks from influential stakeholders

    ucareerstrategy
    25 Sep 2014 | 3:00 pm
    Often in any workplace, at some time we need to deal with influential stakeholders in order to do our jobs. This might be required in order to obtain approval for something we’re doing, to get buy-in for an idea or to review the draft report that’s about to be published. Most likely when you are working with influential stakeholders, they’re likely to be time-poor and fairly ruthless in how they manage their day. Even if you think you have a good relationship with them and you don’t foresee an issue with what you’re trying to do, these people or organisations…
  • Career Skills #2: Emotional Awareness

    ucareerstrategy
    21 Sep 2014 | 3:09 pm
    When you’re under pressure at work, it’s easy to react to the emotions caused by events in non-productive ways without considering the reasons behind them. This can result in avoidable outbursts or simply a strain to relationships within the workplace. One of the best ways to address this is to remain aware of your emotions as these events occur. You should try to notice them without judging yourself, try to understand the real reason behind them and respond accordingly. The best people at handling these situation use their emotional responses simply as another source of…
  • You can make change, if you WANT to

    ucareerstrategy
    15 Sep 2014 | 10:45 pm
    I’ve worked at various companies, many of which contain people unhappy with their jobs. Often when it is suggested that they make some sort of change to improve their situation, the response is generally that they can’t do it, for one reason or another. In this post I want to address this issue. You CAN make change and all it needs is some positive action. If you think about the number of people who are likely unhappy with their jobs in at least the western world, it is depressing because I think the situation can be better. I believe it is almost always possible to make some sort…
  • Doing the opposite

    ucareerstrategy
    11 Sep 2014 | 3:26 pm
    Years ago in Seinfeld, George Costanza approached a woman and wooed her with the phrase “My name is George, I’m unemployed and I live with my parents”, to which she enthusiastically replies “I’m Victoria, Hi!”. George’s theory is that every instinct he has is wrong, so that if he does the opposite, then it must be the right thing to do. So instead of trying to make himself sound impressive, he presents his reality. Is this always the case? I don’t think so – but sometimes doing the opposite of what you want to do is exactly the thing you…
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