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  • Top 11 Newsletters from 2014

    Jon Gordon's Blog » Jon Gordon's Blog | Developing Positive Leaders, Organizations and Teams
    Jon Gordon
    29 Dec 2014 | 4:26 am
    Here is a listing of my Top 11 Newsletters from 2014 to help you kick-start 2015. Culture, Leadership & Caring Care More! The Law of Generosity Unbeatable 9 Ways to Show You Care Make Your Life into a Masterpiece Belief Feeling is More Powerful than Hearing Hall of Fame Integrity 9 Ways to be a Positive Communicator Love All of It
  • Self-sufficiency is overrated

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    Penelope Trunk
    3 Jan 2015 | 1:07 pm
    I spend a lot of time complaining to my husband that he never leaves the farm. When I was dating him I thought it was charming that he talked about how “city traffic is exhausting” when he was driving in Madison, WI. When I moved to the farm I grew increasingly annoyed that that I had to do all the driving because he always had a good reason that he had to stay home. “Farmers don’t leave their farms,” is what everyone told me. I chalked that up to ignorance. But then he left me home one night and told me he took care of all the chores except the chickens.
  • The Real Reason You Aren't More Productive

    On the Job by Anita Bruzzese
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    Rory Vaden wants you to forget everything you know about time management, because it’s probably wrong.He wants you to ignore the advice on doing the most difficult tasks first every day, or the rule about answering emails during certain time periods. Those kind of activities are simply muddying the waters when you’re searching for a way to be more productive with the time you have, he contends.The key to truly focusing on what matters comes from understanding the emotions that get in our way and prevent us from maximizing our time, he says.“There is no such thing as time…
  • 2014 was the end of the workplace revolution

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    Penelope Trunk
    27 Dec 2014 | 7:26 pm
    When I started writing about careers we were at the beginning of a huge revolution. It makes sense, then, that I spent so much time trying to not write about careers. If you start at the beginning of a revolution you look like a crazy person. The revolution hasn’t started yet, which means that everyone is trying to hold on to what they know. You can see this best in the American Revolution. The colonists were making plenty of money, so the Americans went to great lengths to accommodate the annoying demands of the British government so as to not disrupt the American economic and…
  • 4-Day course with Penelope: How to start an online business

    Penelope Trunk Careers
    Penelope Trunk
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:17 am
    The course will be 8pm EST  Mon. Feb. 23 through Thurs. Feb. 26. It’s $195 but if you sign up in the next seven days, the cost is $147. The course includes four days of live video sessions, live chat and email-based course materials. If  you miss the live sessions you can view them on demand.   Sign up now. This course is a peek into the inner workings of my life; how I figure out how to make money no matter what situation I’m in. My personal life shifts quickly, in big ways, and I have had to be able to shift my financial life to keep up with that. Most of my tactics…
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    Penelope Trunk Careers

  • 4-Day course with Penelope: How to start an online business

    Penelope Trunk
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:17 am
    The course will be 8pm EST  Mon. Feb. 23 through Thurs. Feb. 26. It’s $195 but if you sign up in the next seven days, the cost is $147. The course includes four days of live video sessions, live chat and email-based course materials. If  you miss the live sessions you can view them on demand.   Sign up now. This course is a peek into the inner workings of my life; how I figure out how to make money no matter what situation I’m in. My personal life shifts quickly, in big ways, and I have had to be able to shift my financial life to keep up with that. Most of my tactics…
  • A fresh view of feminism for 2015

    Penelope Trunk
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:42 am
    I am a child of the feminist revolution. My mom tells me this story. She hated being home with kids. She always dreamed she’d be a journalist. She she got a full scholarship to go to college. But when she was graduating, she realized that if she didn’t get married she’d have to go home to her impoverished family. So she looked around for men to marry, and while my mom dated a lot of really hot men (I am paraphrasing now) my dad was the one who she thought she could for sure get to marry her. The letters they wrote each other between junior and senior years are great primary…
  • Self-sufficiency is overrated

    Penelope Trunk
    3 Jan 2015 | 1:07 pm
    I spend a lot of time complaining to my husband that he never leaves the farm. When I was dating him I thought it was charming that he talked about how “city traffic is exhausting” when he was driving in Madison, WI. When I moved to the farm I grew increasingly annoyed that that I had to do all the driving because he always had a good reason that he had to stay home. “Farmers don’t leave their farms,” is what everyone told me. I chalked that up to ignorance. But then he left me home one night and told me he took care of all the chores except the chickens.
  • Penelope’s best posts of 2014

    Penelope Trunk
    31 Dec 2014 | 8:27 am
    Here they are: The five posts from 2014 that had the most readers. What does it really mean to work full time? Leaving your options sets you back Men with families feel more trapped than ever. Here’s how to fix that. 3 Cheers for women who say they don’t want to work. At least they’re honest. 5 Traits of high earners that will make you not want to be one All five of the posts in this list are about people grappling with the expectations we put on smart people. And all five posts grew out of coaching, because the people I coach are amazing. They are generally very smart and…
  • 2014 was the end of the workplace revolution

    Penelope Trunk
    27 Dec 2014 | 7:26 pm
    When I started writing about careers we were at the beginning of a huge revolution. It makes sense, then, that I spent so much time trying to not write about careers. If you start at the beginning of a revolution you look like a crazy person. The revolution hasn’t started yet, which means that everyone is trying to hold on to what they know. You can see this best in the American Revolution. The colonists were making plenty of money, so the Americans went to great lengths to accommodate the annoying demands of the British government so as to not disrupt the American economic and…
 
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    On the Job by Anita Bruzzese

  • The Real Reason You Aren't More Productive

    23 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    Rory Vaden wants you to forget everything you know about time management, because it’s probably wrong.He wants you to ignore the advice on doing the most difficult tasks first every day, or the rule about answering emails during certain time periods. Those kind of activities are simply muddying the waters when you’re searching for a way to be more productive with the time you have, he contends.The key to truly focusing on what matters comes from understanding the emotions that get in our way and prevent us from maximizing our time, he says.“There is no such thing as time…
  • How to Stay Focused in an Open Office

    20 Jan 2015 | 12:43 pm
    There are a lot of complaints these days about open concept offices.Workers complain there are too many distractions, they’re so loud you cannot hear yourself think and everyone is in everyone else’s business.But organizations like the idea of workers being close enough to one another to collaborate easily or come together for quick brainstorming.I’ve been working in open concept offices since the beginning of my career decades ago. Of course, then they were just called newsrooms. You often were packed so tightly into a space you could literally reach out and touch three other people.
  • The Key to Feeling Less Overwhelmed

    13 Jan 2015 | 8:20 am
    One of the solutions being touted more and more as a solution to the emotional and physical overload many of us experience is mindfulness. But is mindfulness the answer? Or is it just the latest fad that you don’t have the time or inclination to try?Scott Eblin, an executive coach and speaker, says he understands the skepticism many feel when they’re told they will be happier and less stressed if they’re more “mindful” in their lives. But as someone who has practiced mindfulness for 20 years and credits it with saving his life after he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis,…
  • Tips for Boosting Productivity in 2015

    8 Jan 2015 | 12:09 pm
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  • How Successful People Overcome Failure

    6 Jan 2015 | 8:58 am
    There are several things in your career that are fairly well guaranteed:  At some point you will work  for an idiot; you will be convinced human resources is populated by Death Eaters; and you will experience failure.While an idiot boss and the followers of Lord Voldemort can be worrisome, it will be failure that will truly test your path toward greatness.That’s why it can be helpful to look at how the truly successful view their failures and overcame them:Learn from criticism. Best-selling author John Grisham had “The Firm” rejected by 28 publishers before being accepted…
 
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    Brazen Careerist

  • Need a New Career? Ditch the Office and Become a Taxi Driver

    Sam Green
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    We all know the drill when it comes to what taxi drivers do: they’re the nice guys who pick you up, help with your luggage and drop you where you want to go. But have you thought about what they do in a little more detail — the skills they require, the income they earn, the hours they work? If not, read on to find out more about taxi driving jobs around the world. You never know — taxi driving could be the ideal career choice for you. (Click here to tweet this surprising fact.) What skills and qualifications do you need? Taxi driving can be a great career choice for those…
  • Want a Work-From-Home Job? These 100 Companies Let You Work Remotely

    Kelly Gurnett
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Do your career goals for this year involve landing a job that lets you work from home? While finding a new job is never easy, we’ve got a list that will help you figure out which companies to target in your search for remote work. FlexJobs, an online service for professionals seeking telecommuting, flexible schedule, part-time and freelance jobs, has put together a list of the top 100 telecommute-friendly employers. Which means that if your New Year’s resolutions included finding a job you can do in your pajamas, you’ve now got more places than ever to look. You’re not the only one…
  • How Freelancing Can Easily Improve Your Resume

    Justin Lafazan
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    Chances are, if you’re young, your resume sucks — or at least has room for improvement. When working with clients at Students4Students College Advisory, I saw weak activity sheets that look like everyone else’s. But when we look further into the issue, it makes sense. Between class, studying, extracurriculars and the attempt at enjoying our youth, it’s hard to squeeze in resume-building time. Nevertheless, you must have differentiated and impressive resumes when applying to college and for internships and jobs. Look to freelance work to boost your resume. Stick to what you know…
  • 3 Simple Tips to Reduce Stress and Boost Productivity

    Katherine Halek
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    When you’re falling behind, your biggest temptation is often to crank up your output — but how many times has stress caused you to shut down completely? Rather than increasing your self-imposed pressure, learn to step back with ways that don’t kill your workflow or your creativity. Take an actual break Yeah, you’ve heard it before: taking a break recharges your brain and resets you for the next wave of productivity. But maybe you’re a bad break-taker — your intended 15 minutes off turned into socializing hour, checking Twitter and otherwise avoiding your desk. Or you might be the…
  • How to Avoid Blogging Mistakes That Could Cost You a Job

    Christopher Jan Benitez
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    You’re probably aware how your social media activity can hurt your chances of landing a job. Since a blog is similar to social media, the same problems befall employees who mismanage their blogs and carelessly publish content (e.g., stories, images, videos) that may potentially damage their professional careers. If you have a public blog and want to safeguard your career, be sure to follow these five tips below. (Click here to tweet this list.) 1. Have a clear objective with your blog When learning how to blog, you’ll find yourself writing just about anything, either as a means of getting…
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    CareerDiva

  • State of the Union: Employee Equity Highlights

    CareerDiva
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:10 pm
    Just in case you missed President Obama’s speech last night. Leveling the playing field for all employees was a big part of his State of the Union address, everything from equal pay for women to mandated paid sick time. Here are the highlights: Post by The White House.
  • Surprise? CEO Encourages Women Not To Ask For Raise

    CareerDiva
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:09 am
    Why is everyone surprised that a CEO is discouraging people from asking for raises? The goal of today’s top executives is to keep costs down while enriching themselves. This has been the case for three decades now. They don’t want to pay out raises. The CEO of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, told a conference filled with women and focused on women that: “It’s not really about asking for the raise,” Nadella told the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing conference, held in Phoenix, “but knowing and having faith that the system will actually give you the…
  • The Working Mom-nivore’s Dilemma: Home-cooked Meals=Stress

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

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

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

  • Employee Engagement and Engaged Well-Being: Does Work Make You Well?

    David Zinger
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:27 am
    Work is about a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread, for recognition as well as cash, for astonishment rather than torpor; in short, for a sort of life rather than a Monday through Friday sort of dying. ― Studs Terkel. I believe engaged work and well-being is the pathway of life-work infusion. Ensure that life infuses your work and that your work infuses your life so that you are able to thrive and sustain both your work and well-being. We need to see work and life more holistically and abandon the antiquated thinking of separation and balance. I believe the pathway to this…
  • 7 Employee Engagement Questions to Keep Your Work Fresh Every Day of the Week

    David Zinger
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:08 am
    Questions are the new answers to increase and improve employee engagement Enjoy my latest slide presentation on 7 daily questions for employee engagement. David Zinger is an employee engagement speaker and expert.
  • Employee Engagement: What’s Your Purpose?

    David Zinger
    6 Jan 2015 | 12:32 am
    Reading time = 27 seconds Zinger Engagement Purpose Statement Transform information, questions, and conversation into thoughtful action, thereby assisting organizations and individuals to fully engage in achieving meaningful results while building robust relationships. As I thought about my purpose in being involved in employee engagement the above statement felt both true and desirable. Do you have an employee engagement purpose? David Zinger is an employee engagement speaker and expert devoted to the topic and ensuring engagement occurs for the benefit of all.
  • See For Yourself: Be Experimental with Employee Engagement in 2015

    David Zinger
    30 Dec 2014 | 12:13 am
    Experiment with Employee Engagement in 2015 Reading time: 2 minutes and 18 seconds I encourage you to make 2015 a year of experimentation for employee engagement. Help your leaders, managers, and employees become more scientific in their adoption and work with engaging approaches. Let’s move from the dated and proverbial best case to test case. Develop testable hypotheses about what can make a difference in improving engagement for an individual, a team, a department, or even the organization. Run short experiments to test out your ideas and either fail fast or scale quickly. I am…
  • Employee Engagement Gratitude From David Zinger

    David Zinger
    23 Dec 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Thank you and all the best in employee engagement in 2015 This is a picture taken from my office window yesterday. It has been a pleasure to travel around the world in 2014 working on employee engagement and it is a a treasure to be home. I am so grateful for how much I learned about employee engagement this year from people in Singapore, Dubai, St. John’s Newfoundland, Washington DC, and so many other locations. I also learned so much from all of you who are talking about employee engagement online. All the best as we move forwards and towards 2015. David Zinger is an employee…
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    All Things Workplace

  • 360 Feedback: All About the Conversations That Follow

    Steve Roesler
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:49 am
    Finding out "how we're doing" is an important part of life, on and off the job. 360 degree feedback tools can be especially helpful when you want to know how you are doing in relation to your boss, your direct reports, and peers in the organization. I like 360's because they: 1. Let you see how others believe you are doing in specific areas that are important to on-the-job success 2. Provide a quick look at how each of your constituencies is experiencing you. For example, your direct reports may be getting everything they need, while your peer group may tell you that they need something other…
  • Your Next "Aha!" Is the Beginning, Not the End

    Steve Roesler
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    (Re-issued by request) How many times have you studied, thought, worked, conversed, or meditated in order to reach an "Aha!" moment? It seems to me that we have a tendency to treat "Ahas!" as if they are a result.  Yet when you look at them carefully, they signal a beginning; a sign that there may be a new path to pursue, something new to learn, or a situation to re-visit in a different way. In fact, I received that "Aha!" in a conversation with no less than the Conversation Agent herself, Valeria Maltoni. Some time ago we were discussing just about everything from marketing to book writing…
  • Managing a Change? Here's A Solid Solution

    Steve Roesler
    31 Dec 2014 | 2:54 am
    Is everyone getting what's needed when you make changes? Earlier this month I was working with a manager who had gotten some feedback from his boss. He was told that he didn't jump in alongside his people to get new projects and improvements off the ground. As a result, things weren't getting done on schedule. So I asked him why he managed from a distance. His response: "My people are long time employees. They're highly educated and have a lot of experience. If I start managing too closely, they'll lose their motivation." I'm thinking,"What motivation? Apparently they aren't getting much…
  • "Who Do You Want to Become?" vs. "What Do You Want To Be?"

    Steve Roesler
    22 Dec 2014 | 4:45 am
    Which question are you asking yourself? Your choice will help determine the depth of your life as well as the comfort-level of your career.  I've been watching a new CEO client begin his tenure at a global company. He is very comfortable listening, talking, giving direction, and saying "I don't know. That sounds good to me. Go ahead and do it." (Whatever the "it" is). What I'm really seeing is a man who has, over a lifetime, decided to "become" the kind of person he wanted to be. I know for a fact that he didn't set out to be a CEO. In fact, he was invited into the role. The reason he…
  • Presentation Success Tip: How To Help People Follow You

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

  • 14 Martin Luther King Jr. Quotes

    Jon Gordon
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:31 am
    In the spirit of MLK Day, here are 14 of my favorite Martin Luther King Jr. quotes. On this special day let’s remember they were spoken by a man who changed the world with his words and actions. As we read them let’s think about ways we can live them. LOVE "I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.’ "Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into friend." "I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. That is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil…
  • 20 Tips for a Positive New Year 2015

    Jon Gordon
    29 Dec 2014 | 5:06 am
    Updated for 2015 1. Stay Positive. You can listen to the cynics and doubters and believe that success is impossible or you can trust that with faith and an optimistic attitude all things are possible. 2. Take a morning walk of gratitude. I call it a "Thank You Walk." It will create a fertile mind ready for success. 3. Make your first meal the biggest and your last meal the smallest. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card. 4. Zoom Focus. Each day when you wake up in the morning ask: "What are the three most…
  • Top 11 Newsletters from 2014

    Jon Gordon
    29 Dec 2014 | 4:26 am
    Here is a listing of my Top 11 Newsletters from 2014 to help you kick-start 2015. Culture, Leadership & Caring Care More! The Law of Generosity Unbeatable 9 Ways to Show You Care Make Your Life into a Masterpiece Belief Feeling is More Powerful than Hearing Hall of Fame Integrity 9 Ways to be a Positive Communicator Love All of It
  • 3 Habits to Help Create Your Best Year Ever

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

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

  • Heart-Centered Traveling

    Steve Pavlina
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:30 am
    This month Rachelle and I are traveling through Europe again. We flew to Switzerland for the Lifestyle Design Convention in Zurich on January 10-11, where I shared stories and lessons about discovering and following a heart-centered, growth-oriented life path. The conference was a great success, and Kai Christen has already decided to host it again in January 2016. This is the third time I’ve flown to Europe with only a one-way ticket, not knowing in advance when I’d return to the USA. Rachelle and I had no specific plans for where to go after the conference in Zurich.
  • Do a Full Day’s Work in 90 Minutes

    Steve Pavlina
    29 Dec 2014 | 10:24 am
    The typical American office worker only does about 90 minutes of real work per workday. The rest of each workday is largely spent on distractions like reading the news, web surfing, socializing with coworkers, snacking, taking coffee breaks, shuffling papers around, processing irrelevant emails, needless delay tactics, playing games, and daydreaming. Moreover, American office workers are among the world’s most productive. In many other countries, even less work gets done each day. This stat hasn’t changed much in decades, despite massive investments in time management and…
  • Stimulation

    Steve Pavlina
    25 Dec 2014 | 11:36 am
    Finding the right level of stimulation for your work and relationships is one of life’s key challenges. Sometimes we procrastinate on tasks and check out from relationships because the overall stimulation level isn’t a good match for our preferences. Some situations are under-stimulating, causing us to feel bored and listless. Other situations are over-stimulating, causing us to feel stressed or anxious. In the middle is the preferred zone where we feel attentively engaged, but this zone is different for each individual. Fortunately we don’t have to accept every…
  • 130 Days Off Per Year

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

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

  • Take a Page from Julia Child’s Cookbook for Career Change

    Paul Freiberger
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:38 pm
     Julia Child, the woman who changed America’s way of cooking and eating, didn’t start out as a chef. She offers many lessons, and they’re not all about cooking.
  • Determination in the Job Search Gets You Far

    Paul Freiberger
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:16 pm
    Call it what you will—persistence, determination, toughness, tenacity, mule-like stubbornness. By any name, it’s the single biggest determinant of job-search results. No job-search strategy trumps a person’s sheer ability to keep at it. Why is that? What makes it hard to persist? And what can you do about it? The single biggest problem you face as a job seeker is not finding the typos in your resume or selecting the right font. It’s not deciding if you should go with the red tie or the blue tie for an interview, or figuring out what type of handshake makes people trust you.
  • Happy Birthday to the Anti-Steve Jobs

    Paul Freiberger
    21 Dec 2014 | 9:54 pm
    It’s 11 feet long and 7 feet high, weighs 5 tons and is remarkably relevant to Silicon Valley. It comprises 8,000 separate parts. (Astonishingly, the inventor’s original plan called for no less than 25,000 parts.) An imposing metal contrivance, the very peak of the machinist’s art, it would make the ultimate Christmas gift for any steampunk enthusiast . . . but what is it? Find out here: This 19th century development has been part of a universal career upshift that hasn’t stopped.  
  • LeBron James and Leonardo Share a Core Value: Lifelong Learning

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

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

  • Find Something Beautiful Today

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
  • Remember Winston Churchill

    24 Jan 2015 | 6:54 pm
    Winston Churchill died on the morning of January 24, 1965. [Here is a brief film of the funeral ceremonies in London.]Although he is not buried there, inside Westminster Abbey is a memorial stone.
  • Well Said

    24 Jan 2015 | 2:38 pm
    In that morning's Intermail had finally arrived the reports from the New York training program on Igino, which said that he was a rebellious crank who disobeyed orders and had created a market among the trainees for lecture notes. The report recommended that he be sent to some distant, insignificant office far away from New York where he could do the least damage. Coyote Jack had never read such a promising report. In a world of unmerciful uniformity, rebels were hard to come by. Those willing to be the first to break the rules were rare. Those willing to disregard orders were even scarcer.
  • NASA's Opportunity Rover

    24 Jan 2015 | 1:00 pm
    Celebrating 11 years on Mars with some extraordinary photographs.Mind-boggling.[HT: Instapundit]
  • Stories and Strategies from Real Life

    24 Jan 2015 | 12:44 pm
    As always, Wally Bock finds great ones.
 
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    WebWorkerDaily

  • On Windows 10, Mac gaming, and turning the battleship

    Mark Crump
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    While some Apple fan’s opinions of Microsoft are the same as most of the NFL’s opinion of the Patriots, I won’t let my past experiences with Windows deflate my takeaways from this week’s press event. I will say, though, that my general experience with Windows over […] On Windows 10, Mac gaming, and turning the battleship originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Amazon continues to reach into your server room

    Barb Darrow
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Microsoft already has a huge presence in most companies’ server rooms. And it hopes to keep it that way or at least, persuade those companies running Windows Server, SQL Server et al. to, when the time comes to move some work to clouds, to opt for Microsoft […] Amazon continues to reach into your server room originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Drop’s kitchen scale was so easy my 8 year old could use it

    Stacey Higginbotham
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    I am not a baker; we should get that out of the way right off the bat. So when I saw the Drop kitchen scale last winter I thought it was a great idea for mixing cocktails. The connected kitchen scale links to your iPad (must […] Drop’s kitchen scale was so easy my 8 year old could use it originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Need a podcast player for your Chromebook? Try smarterPod

    Kevin C. Tofel
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    There’s a wide range of solid podcast players for mobile devices but if you’re a Chromebook user, the pickin’s are relatively slim. Enter smarterPod, a Chrome OS extension still in its infancy but looking — and sounding — good. SmarterPod remembers your podcast subscriptions, can play files […] Need a podcast player for your Chromebook? Try smarterPod originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
  • Declining sensor costs open up new consumer applications

    Adam Lesser
    25 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    One of the factors in the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT)—the networking of the physical world within existing Internet infrastructure—is the rapid decline in the cost of sensors. Sensors are critical to IoT. Consider a connected thermostat: Without motion, humidity and temperature sensors, there […] Declining sensor costs open up new consumer applications originally published by Gigaom, © copyright 2015. Continue reading…
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    The HR Capitalist

  • Today is Tim Sackett Day, So Let's Honor Victorio Milian!

    Kris Dunn
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:10 am
    Tim Sackett Day was created on a lark to honor a guy named Tim Sackett - who worked his A## off in the HR community, but could never seem to break through via the all important "Top 100 HR Pros on Twitter" things... So we created his own day in the social HR community to tell the story, kind of toungue in cheek... Since then, Tim Sackett Day has gotten more serious - we use the day to give some love to an HR pro we know and love, but we think doesn't get enough attention from everyone else. This year's honoree is Victorio Milian, a great HR pro in the NYC area.  Things I…
  • Glassdoor Matters Because ALL of Your Employees Are Now Used to Rating Things...

    Kris Dunn
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:17 am
    Forgot to share my November Column over at Workforce.com on Glassdoor.  Here's a taste, get the whole column here: "Sites dealing in company reputation (the best example is Glassdoor) represent the next macro-trend that will change how you recruit and attract candidates. Company reputation providers like Glassdoor and Vault.com have a simple strategy: They are looking to aggregate candidate eyeballs by offering employees a place to go to rate the companies they work for. If Glassdoor, for instance, can drive enough of that traffic to its site, it’ll be able to sell you the…
  • Your Work Identity Is Defined By How Your Deal With Single Issues...

    Kris Dunn
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:34 am
    It would be nice if we were all judged by the collective good we do in our lives.  Unfortunately, when it comes to work, we're generally judged by most people by how we deal with single issues. You know where I'm headed.  You do a nice job overall, but the majority of the organization doesn't judge you on that.  They judge you on how you did on the work issue THEY dealt with you on. Take a day off, and you're a sub-par performer. Why's this on my mind?  I'm consuming a lot of media about Lincoln over the last year.  The best resource for me was the biography…
  • This Is What Companies Do When They Are Getting Kicked by Entry-Level Turnover...

    Kris Dunn
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:35 am
    Let's say you're an HR leader responsible for recruiting and retention in some entry-level parts of your company, and your turnover rate is the death of a thousand cuts.  Sure, you have a great retention month every once in a while (lucky! probability!), but most months are grim when you look at turnover in those entry level positions. What do you do?  Commission a study of turnover?  Go on a listening tour?  Hire new leadership?   You could do all of those things, or you could just write a check.   Aetna recently decided to write the check to try and buy their way out of a…
  • #Patriots (Cheaters, Genius, Hoodie, Supermodels, Culture, Brady)

    Kris Dunn
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    If I hashtagged this post, it wouldn't be #patriots.   It would be #GiveThePeopleWhatTheyWant 5K in visitors to The HR Capitalist on a Sunday, most of them googling something to do with the patriots.  So here you go, all the posts I could find that I've done on the Patriots: -The Patriots and Cheating - By far the most popular on Sunday.  Such cynics.  I'm happy to fuel your hate, haters. -Patriots and Culture - Not liked as much by the haters. -Why HR Pros Should love the Patriots - It's all about team.  Or something like that. -Belichick on Culture and Saying WTF -…
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    Evil HR Lady

  • If You Run Credit Checks on Your Job Candidates, Now Would Be A Good Time To Panic

    Evil HR Lady
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:15 am
    Is running a credit check part of your hiring procedures? Are you doing these credit checks legally? Lots of big named companies are getting sued for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), including a new lawsuit at craft giant Michaels. What’s the problem? Well, the law stipulates that you have to give candidates specific notice that you are going to run a credit check on them, and give them proper notice before taking any adverse action (usually, not hiring) them. The notice has to be clear and obvious–it can’t be buried on page 3 of some terms and conditions…
  • How to Tell When Employees Are Lying (And What to Do About It)

    Evil HR Lady
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:14 am
    You’d have far fewer problems in your business if you knew what the truth was all the time. Sometimes, unfortunately, your employees lie to you. How can you tell when they are lying? Turns out you can use a fancy-dancy suit to track their joint movement to determine, with 75 percent accuracy, who is lying. Or at least that’s the claim of Xsens mocap suits. While this seems cool, it’s completely impractical for the business environment. Just imagine: “Hey, John, I think you’re lying about something, so go ahead and put this suit on and we’ll see if you…
  • Can you help? Becoming your boss’s boss

    Evil HR Lady
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:21 am
    There is a position open (for my manager’s manager). Higher level management asked me to apply for the position. From HR I will definitely get a question. How will you handle  your manager as a direct report? I replied: Urgh, I don’t know. It’s a good question, and it’s probably pretty dependent on personalities, the job, etc. Want me to throw this out to my readers? He responded: My Present role is Technical Team Lead. My manager’s role is Operation Lead and he reports to the Global Lead. A few of the managers requested me to apply for Global Lead. I know…
  • 5 Ways to Get Full Time Engagement From Part Time Staff

    Evil HR Lady
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:11 am
    Sometimes your most valuable employees are not the ones that put in 40 plus hours a week, but those that put in 20 hours a week. Part time staff can be awesome and if you target part timers you can often find a wealth of people with great skills and experience who want to focus a bit more on the life half of work-life balance. But, employers often worry that a part time person won’t be as invested as a full time person. And what about temporary employees that may just be working on a project and then leaving? What things can you do to motivate and engage employees that aren’t with…
  • What Are an Employee’s Options When the Boss Acts Like a Jerk?

    Evil HR Lady
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    I have worked for the state for going on 14 years, and never in all of my time here have I dealt with a hostile work environment. It has gotten so bad that I’m planning on demoting just to get away from the constant harassment. We had two other supervisors leave for different jobs just to get away from here. He has threatened to write me up, and other employees for stupid reasons. When he took over for our existing manager he came in like a house on fire and immediately started demeaning employees to the point that the union stepped in and had the employees sign a petition to have him…
 
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    CAREERBRIGHT

  • Career in Nursing Administration

    Shweta Khare
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:05 pm
    Are you thinking about pursuing the noble role of becoming a nurse? If you are, there are probably more options available to you than you think. Most people are aware of the roles of Registered Nurse (RN) and Licensed Nurse Practitioner (LPN), but there are many other paths you can take as a nurse, especially if you decide to get an advanced education. With a two-year degree, three-year diploma program, or with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing you can become an RN. This position manages patient care and assists with testing. Being a staff nurse can earn you up to $84,000 annually in some…
  • Video Interviews – For Efficient Recruiting

    Shweta Khare
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:55 pm
    The recruitment industry is on the cusp of a revolutionary transformation. The conception of video-interviewing is changing the way businesses approach the screening and hiring of employees, which is seeing asynchronous video interviews replace the traditional phone interview.   One-way video interviewing allows businesses to invite candidates to independently complete an interview with a number of pre-determined questions. As a result, businesses can view these interviews at their convenience, which saves both the recruiter and the candidate a lot of time. HR managers can review 10…
  • What Your Business Attire Says About You

    Shweta Khare
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:18 pm
    Post contributed by Vicky Oliver Walk into almost any office and you’ll see dress code violations–a woman wearing sheer black hose (too sexy), or a man sporting Docker khakis and a T-shirt when everyone else is wearing a tie (slacker). Our office attire speaks volumes about us. We want to look professional, well put together, and confident. Can clothes do this for us? Yes! But they can send unwanted messages too. Here are some examples of dressing styles and the messages they send. Eccentric clothing We all know him–the guy who only wears plaid shirts and bow-ties, or the…
  • The New Job Search: How to Make Twitter Work for You

    Shweta Khare
    12 Jan 2015 | 5:12 pm
    This is guest post by Val Matta. Social media has changed the way job seekers search for jobs. Recent research shows that 93 percent of recruitersuse, or will use social media to find hires in the coming year. Increasingly, those recruiters are using Twitter to post jobs, with 51 percent of all jobs posted online being tweeted out to 284 million active monthly Twitter users. If you are ready to take advantage of Twitter in your job search, here are 5 great ways to get started.   1. Make your profile work for you The first thing you should think about, during your Twitter job search, is…
  • How To Identify The Best Career Opportunity For You

    Shweta Khare
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Finding the right job to suit your personality and skills can be tough. Indeed, that is why so many people spend the bulk of their working life feeling miserable. When it comes to selecting the best career path, there is no time like the present. With that in mind, you need some advice from the professionals, and that’s exactly what you’re going to get today. There are lots of different elements you should consider, and we’re going to do our best to highlight some of the most important ones. At the end of the day, you are the only person who can decide on the ideal route to take.
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    Michael Lee Stallard

  • Advice to Taylor Swift on Sustaining Success

    Katie Russell
    24 Jan 2015 | 6:39 pm
    Photo Courtesy of Wikimedia User MyCanon Taylor Swift has successfully managed living in the frying pan of fame for nearly a decade now. That is a difficult thing to do, especially for singers who come on the scene in their teenage years (ahem, Britney, Miley and Justin). Personally, I think she may become the Queen of Media who reigns for decades, akin to the first Queen Elizabeth who ascended to the throne of England at 25 and ruled England for more than 40 years during its Golden Age and was beloved by many. Because I advise leaders, I took a moment to imagine what it would be like to…
  • What Corporate Culture is Best for Change?

    Katie Russell
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Photo Courtesy of FCB Consider this: few of the 500 largest corporations from 50 years ago exist today. They failed to change and became irrelevant, left behind by emerging competitors more in tune with the market. How is it possible that so many top companies made this same fatal mistake? The answer may lie in a very simple explanation. Humans run corporations, and humans have a biological aversion to change. Change creates stress.  It boosts stress neurotransmitters in our brains and stress hormones throughout our bodies. It shifts brain activity from the cortex where we make rational…
  • To Connect, Favor Inclusiveness

    Katie Russell
    18 Jan 2015 | 12:51 pm
    #68 Favor Inclusiveness When you are setting up a meeting, lean toward inclusiveness.  If there is someone who you believe may want to attend, invite him/her. You might send a brief note to that person indicating that you understand if other commitments take precedence over the meeting but want to keep him/her “in the loop.” Doing so is a great way to make the person feel valued. This is the sixty-eighth post in our series entitled “100 Ways to Connect.” The series highlights language, attitudes and behaviors that help you connect with others. Although the language, attitudes and…
  • What Marcus Mariota Teaches Us About Success

    Katie Russell
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:28 pm
    Marcus Mariota throws a pass while playing against Colorado in 2014. Photo courtesy of Alex Thies. Marcus Mariota’s list of accomplishments is impressive. Although his Oregon Ducks football team ultimately lost the national championship game to Ohio State, the young quarterback can still claim a Heisman Trophy, Rose Bowl and Fiesta Bowl victories, and numerous other awards earned in just a few short years. His success as a quarterback places him in an elite group of individuals who have reached the pinnacle of their fields. But how do people like Mariota become so successful? Are there…
  • Connect With Your Body Language

    Katie Russell
    11 Jan 2015 | 11:48 am
    #67 Connect With Your Body Language When interacting with others, be sure that your body language is connecting with them by being still, making eye contact while looking away at times so as not to glare or communicate too much intensity, relaxing your facial muscles, uncrossing your arms and leaning slightly forward. This is the sixty-seventh post in our series entitled “100 Ways to Connect.” The series highlights language, attitudes and behaviors that help you connect with others. Although the language, attitudes and behaviors focus on application in the workplace, you will see that…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • Why FB@Work will not work #socbiz #ensw #facebookatwork

    Gautam Ghosh
    15 Jan 2015 | 8:08 pm
    So the announcement is finally out, Facebook is out with its product for enterprises called FB@Work. According to techCrunch:Facebook At Work features a News Feed of “what’s new and relevant at your company,” individual and group chat, Groups, and the ability to invite your whole company to events. Within Facebook At Work, you’ll be able to see content shared publicly on classic Facebook, but not anything shared more privately, like just with friends.Privacy is not Facebook At Work’s strong suit. Anything you post to the feed can be seen by the whole company, meaning the…
  • Three great sites to discover Learning and #HRBlogs

    Gautam Ghosh
    14 Jan 2015 | 9:32 pm
    The year started with the 6th annual list of elearning movers and shakers and some Indian friends  Sahana Chattopadhyay, Sunder Ramachandran, Abhijit BhaduriKavi Arasu Manish Gupta, Manish MohanSumeet Moghe, made the list! You can check out the list hereThen I chanced to discover - HR Blogger - an aggregator of HR blogs from all over. You get to know what the latest blog posts are being posted - specially if you don't use a feed reader like Feedly. Bookmark this site :)Today I discovered some very interesting global HR blogs from countries I don't follow blogs from - you can…
  • Quoted in the India Education Daily on my talk at #XLHR15 @Sapphire_XLRI

    Gautam Ghosh
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:22 pm
    There's a report about the 7th National HR Conference at XLRI on this site and they have this to say about my talk :) Mr. Gautam Ghosh (Talent Branding Director, Flipkart) talked about how one can overestimate technology’s impact in the short run and underestimate it in the long run and how social, mobile and cloud are the major drivers of change today in the technology and business sphere. He also mentioned the consumerisation of technology and the move from systems of record to systems of engagement.If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on…
  • My presentation on #SocialHR at #XLHR15 today @Sapphire_XLRI

    Gautam Ghosh
    10 Jan 2015 | 8:15 pm
    So this is the presentation I make at the 7th National HR Conference at XLRI Jamshedpur :)Feedback welcome :) If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Speaking at National HR Conference on Social #HR organized by @Sapphire_XLRI at @XLRIOnline

    Gautam Ghosh
    7 Jan 2015 | 9:38 pm
    It's always a pleasure to go back to one's alma mater - and this weekend I would be looking forward to speaking at the 7th National HR Conference organized by SAPPHIRE - the HR Club of XLRI, Jamshedpur.I would be speaking on the topic “Relevance of Technology in Driving Cultural Change” on 11th of January, 2015 at 09:30 am. As the agenda says: "The models for Change Management in organizations are continuously evolving and improving. The HR function is considered the custodian and bringer of change. With the evolution of technology, the way change is executed and communicated in an…
 
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    Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

  • Digital Branding For The Job Seeker Part 2

    Ken Sundheim
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    In 1999, four Internet visionaries sat down and formulated 95 theses (referring to Martin Luther’s manifesto which gave rise to the Protestant Reformation) which accurately predicted the vast changes the web would bring to companies, markets and consumers. Now referred to as the Cluetrain Manifesto, the then heavily scrutinized paper declared that the consumer would no longer settle for faceless information. “We want access to your corporate information, to your plans and strategies, your best thinking, your genuine knowledge. We will not settle for the 4-color brochure, for web…
  • 7 Weekly Tasks to Boost Your Personal Brand

    Chamber of Commerce
    24 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Building a strong personal brand is less about large-scale efforts and more about the everyday ways you can make it happen. Take a look at just a few of the things you should be doing weekly to strengthen your brand: Tweet. You should actually be doing this on a daily basis, but if you are having trouble dedicating time every day, take an hour once per week and schedule enough tweets to last until the next time you sit down. Any additional tweets you are able to post during the week are just bonus content. Pin. Think Pinterest isn’t for you? You should really think again. The visual…
  • Social Media Mindfulness Can Boost Your Charisma and Impact

    Beth Kuhel
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    “Empathy is about standing in someone else’s shoes, feeling with his or her heart, seeing with his or her eyes. Not only is empathy hard to outsource and automate, but it makes the world a better place.”–Daniel Pink, best-selling author about business, work, and behavior It’s natural to want to share great news and social media is the ideal way to do it. We want the world to know when things are going our way, when we’ve succeeded or had an awesome experience. Sharing photos of our vacations with friends and family gives them the opportunity to congratulate us…
  • Push Past Procrastination

    Leslie Truex
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:30 am
    Time, or a lack of it, is one of the most common reasons people give for not being able to get “everything” done. While time can be an issue, procrastination is another big reason projects are left unfinished. Even if you don’t think you procrastinate, you probably do. Here are a few tips to tackle your projects and reach your goals. Recognize procrastination when it occurs. It is said that the first step to solving a problem is to realize you have one. You may be busy, running on the workload treadmill and don’t feel you’re procrastinating. But everything you choose do to is based…
  • 4 Instagram Power Tips For Personal Brands

    Susan Gilbert
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:30 am
    Having a well-planned social media strategy is an important part of building your personal brand online. Leveraging each network to its fullest potential is also important for visibility and word-of-mouth marketing. Instagram is one of the best networks today that builds a larger audience and following online, which makes this a must-engage tool for brands. Posting relevant images and videos that your audience will love is just one part of the success formula. Utilizing the right hashtags and captions can be very effective in getting your brand noticed on Instagram, and this involves careful…
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    Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch

  • Video: Transition is a force for good in our lives from “Transition as the New Normal” with Douglas E. Welch

    Douglas E. Welch
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:37 pm
    A short clip from this longer presentation Watch this entire presentation   Enjoy this clip and presentation? Consider a donation via PayPal to support further career talks, videos, podcasts and clips.    Transcript: Transition is a force for good in our lives. I know it can feel really like it isn’t a lot of the times, but — if you’ve ever had the situation of feeling happy that you got fired from a job (LAUGHTER). that right there should show you that transition can be a force for good in  your life. Sometimes it is forced upon us. Sometimes it is something we have…
  • Video: Don’t create your own career traps from “It’s Your Career, After All” with Douglas E. Welch

    Douglas E. Welch
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:20 pm
    A short clip from this longer presentation Watch this entire presentation Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more career content   Enjoy this clip and presentation? Consider a donation via PayPal to support further career talks, videos, podcasts and clips.    Transcript: We end up trapped in situations because we’ve decided to what others want, not what we want. Simply, bare laying it out there. Don’t be the creators of your own traps. Too often, in our minds, that’s exactly what we do. And again, I’ll hold my hand up and say, “Me, too!” We trap…
  • 2015 – A Year of Teaching with Douglas E. Welch

    Douglas E. Welch
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:49 am
    As we start 2015, I have selected a theme for the year. Over the past several years themes have included: Year of Visibility, Year of Leadership, and Year of Opportunity. This year I have decided to focus on something truly dear to my life and career — Year of Teaching. A Year (and more) of Teaching Education — in all forms — has always been a part of everything I do. Whether working in IT, consulting, writing. speaking or coaching, it all comes down to learning and education. Education was always been there whether I was speaking about careers, technology, new media,…
  • Archive: Retirement is not a goal, it is a path — from the Career Opportunities Archive

    Douglas E. Welch
    16 Jan 2015 | 10:36 am
    Retirement is not a goal, it is a path From the Career Opportunities Archives… For over a century, workers have been taught that the end goal, the final payoff of any career is retirement — that blissful time at the end of our lives when we won’t have to work anymore. It should be obvious by now, though, that retirement is not the golden dream it once was. Some might even argue that postponing your happiness until you are too old to enjoy it was never a very good idea. In today’s work world, retirement should not be the main goal of your career. Instead, replace that with the twin…
  • Career Tip: If a company’s hiring process is cumbersome, slow and downright abusive…

    Douglas E. Welch
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:52 am
    If a company’s hiring process is cumbersome, slow and downright abusive, the same can probably be said for the company as a whole. See this as a red flag! from Break out of the traditional job search treadmillCareer Opportunities Podcast  Career Tip: If a company’s hiring process is cumbersome, slow and downright abusive… is a post from Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch Subscribe to Career Opportunities via RSS | Follow @careertips on Twitter | Like Career-Op on Facebook Read more on this topic: Video: Career Tip – Stop adversarial Hiring Practices In this…
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    JobMob

  • 25 Ways to Breathe Life into a Painfully Long Job Search

    Jacob Share
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    How to shake yourself from the daze of a long job search and start getting conclusive results. Although most of these tips are useful for any job seeker, all of them are intended for people who’ve been job searching for much longer than they expected, possibly even a year or more. This article is brought to you by Zazzle, where I’m ordering my next batch of business cards, featuring the new JobMob logo that will be unveiled soon. Zazzle is having their semi-annual sale where everything is 33% off, and the sale ends on Thursday, January 22nd, so you’ll need to move quick. If…
  • COMMENT #CONTEST: Win 1 of 5 Copies of Startupland

    Jacob Share
    13 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Thinking of doing a startup or going out on your own? Get inspired. I’ve tried and failed twice, but they were both terrific learning experiences. Update January 19th: the contest is now over! Check for the winners in the comments. How to Enter Simple – at the bottom of this article, leave a comment about startups. Some suggestions of what to comment on are: Tell a crazy story from a startup you were in, or just heard Which recent startup (or founder of) impressed/depressed you? What’s your favorite job-related startup? Tell us of who you’d like to offer the book as a…
  • 50 Jobs You Can Easily Do While You Travel

    Jacob Share
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Use your laptop to pay for travel, while you travel. You might just discover a new career while you’re at it. Background In a recent posting to the Digital Eve Israel Yahoo Group, a group member asked the following question: “Any leads on how to find a job that can be done on my laptop, here and there, so that I can still pay my bills while traveling?” This reminded me of the time when I was still a programmer at Amazon.com back in 2000. Living in Paris but working daily over the Internet with people in Seattle, I wanted to visit my family in Montreal without taking a lot of…
  • How To Use Blogging To Attract Job Offers

    Jacob Share
    29 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Have I ever told you that I get job offers every year? Wouldn’t you love to have companies bring you job offers instead of having to go searching for them? You can get the same results with your own blog. 5 reasons to start a blog now 1) Let your blog be your resume A good resume is a short sales pitch meant to entice the recruiter to call you with an interview invite. For that to work, the resume has to be found by that interested reader. With a blog showing off your expertise, such recruiting readers will discover you first and be more interested from the start because they…
  • 20 Funniest Job Search and Work FAILs

    Jacob Share
    25 Dec 2014 | 10:00 am
    The best of the worst, you might say. Thanks to failblog.org and Flickr for these. If this gallery makes you laugh – and it should! – please cheer up your friends by sharing it with them on Twitter and/or Facebook. Thanks! Want Ad Fail Employment Office Fail Application Fail Career Fail Equal Opportunity Fail or Job Win? Full English essential Hiring Fail Rejection Fail If you liked that, don’t miss The Funniest Rejection Letter Ever (will open in a new window). Job Application in Kansas Lazy Worker Fail Lessons or Lesions Fail Employment Fail Bad News Extra Job Application…
 
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    Bob Sutton

  • My Organizational Behavior Class: The Current Iteration

    Bobsutton
    3 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    The first time I taught an introductory organizational behavior class was in 1980 or 1981. I was a second-year doctoral student in organizational psychology at The University of Michigan.  I had no teaching experience (except for one guest lecture I had given to a large undergrad class -- it was terrible; harried and dull). Yet that didn't stop the the Michigan Business School from giving me the chance to teach the class to some 60 students. I sure learned a lot that year... I still remember the strapping 250 pound football player who broke down in tears after he failed a test…
  • 12 Books That Every Leader Should Read: Updated

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

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

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

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

  • 7 Days to Better Time Management

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    7 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Master the art of time management in just 7 days! George & Mary-Lynn tell you more below, and on The BIGG Success Show Podcast. Click play. Are you a reader or a doer? Of course, the two aren’t... [click to read more]
  • New Year’s Resolutions: The One Guaranteed Way to Keep Them

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    31 Dec 2014 | 10:31 am
    New Year’s Resolutions WILL get accomplished by understanding the power of one. Click play to hear George & Mary-Lynn share it, on The BIGG Success Show podcast. It’s easy to make New... [click to read more]
  • Santa’s Personal Branding Expert

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

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

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

  • The 10 Greenest Industry Giants

    Merrill Cook
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:10 pm
    Image Source Eighty-eight of the 100 largest US companies now disclose their greenhouse gas and energy metrics, an amazing fact considering most countries don’t hold corporations subject to mandatory disclosure of these metrics. Pressure from stockholders, the public, and CDP, a non-profit focused on environmental disclosure who helps to advise investors with a total of $87 trillion in assets are largely to thank for this development. In a day and age where consumers and investors want to know exactly where their products come from, whose hands they pass through, and the amount of any…
  • Sinking Company [Cartoon]

    Jerry King
    20 Jan 2015 | 12:06 pm
    “What a relief! When you said our company was sinking, I assumed you meant financially.” A sinking company is never a great thing, but look at the bright side.
  • 10 Income Tax Facts You Didn’t Know

    Merrill Cook
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:02 pm
    Image Source Yes it’s that dreaded time of year again, worse still if you’re a business owner or self employed. So why not at least pepper the mood with a few absurdities from the past, some interesting history lessons, and some facts about some of the ridiculous numbers surrounding taxes today. Check out our 10 favorite income tax facts that you probably don’t know.
  • 10 Pioneering Entrepreneurs Who Became Daredevil Adventurers

    Julian
    16 Jan 2015 | 1:49 pm
    Image Source Successful entrepreneurs are likely to have been through a lot – from the stress of financial uncertainty, to putting in a ridiculous number of hours getting their ideas off the ground. However, for the happy few who make it big, all the risk is, ultimately, absolutely worth it. This being said, the “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” proverb seems to apply to enterprising businesspeople, too, in that corporate achievements aren’t always enough. The following ten pioneering entrepreneurs-turned-daredevils, for example, have all shared an intense appetite for…
  • 10 Inspirational Treehouse Offices

    Julian
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:13 pm
    Image Source Innovative office spaces seem to be becoming an increasingly popular way for companies to stimulate the creative juices of employees, as well as to establish more enjoyable – and playful – atmospheres in which to work. Moreover, perhaps one of the most unusual workspaces associated with this phenomenon is the office treehouse. Bringing businesses and individuals closer to nature, both in body and mind, these structures provide not just a touch of childhood nostalgia, but also a fresh setting and perspective for brainstorming game-changing business ideas. Here we take a look…
 
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    Career Hub

  • Four of the Most Powerful Words in a Job Search

    billiesucher
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:32 am
    Here is a question for you: can you guess four of the most powerful words in a job search? From the following choices, A, B, C, or D, which answer would you choose as the correct one? A. Will you...
  • Five Résumé Questions That Need “Yes” Answers Before You Hit Send

    billiesucher
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:39 am
    Getting ready to blast your résumé into the black hole of cyberspace? Wonder if your résumé will get noticed? Wonder if anyone, anyone will pay any attention to your story? Here are five very specific questions to ask yourself before...
  • Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes

    billiesucher
    5 Jan 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Transitions. I am “supposed” to know a lot about them. Transitions. I am a professional who teaches others about them. Transitions. I am certified in William Bridges’ transition model. Transitions…mind benders for sure, though I have not seen mind+bender associated...
  • Then Life Got in the Way

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

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

  • Top 5 Myths About Quitting Your Job

    Alexander
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:25 am
    I’ve been pretty unhappy in my job for quite a while now. The workplace is fairly stressed, I feel completely unappreciated and I can’t really see the purpose of most of the work I do. I want to get out of there but whenever I discuss the idea of quitting with my friends and family, I get the same reactions: “Are you sure that’s the right thing to do? Surely your job can’t be that bad. Maybe things will get better.” My parents were worried how I would provide for my family and basically called me selfish for not just sticking with it. One friend even…
  • Happiness at work in Turkey

    Alexander
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:02 am
    I spent three days in Istanbul this week launching our partnership with local company Power of Happiness who will be using some of our tools and concepts with clients in Turkey. First I did a workshop for a group of leaders from Borusan (a big Turkish holding company) and on Tuesday we did an open speech for invited HR managers and executives from some big Turkish and international businesses. Here I am with Tijen, Ferah and Diana – our new partners in Turkey. They are not only passionate about happiness at work, they also have enormous experience in coaching, speaking, facilitation,…
  • Happy Hour in Turkish

    Alexander
    15 Jan 2015 | 10:57 am
    On Tuesday I signed the contract with Dögan Egmont, a Turkish publisher, to publish my first book Happy Hour is 9 to 5 in Turkish. We’re looking for an accelerated launch and hoping to get it out in late March. Thank you to everyone at Dögan Egmont and thank you to our new friends and partners at Power of Happiness in Istanbul for making this happen.
  • One of our favorite business books now has a workbook

    Alexander
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:15 am
    One of our absolute favorite books around Woohoo HQ is David Marquet’s “Turn the Ship Around” where he shares his story of taking command of a nuclear submarine and making it a happier and more democratic workplace. He also told his story at our 2013 conference: Now David has just released a workbook to help readers put the lessons from his book into practice. I just got mine and it is excellent. If you want to make your employees happier, more engaged and more effective, get the workbook here.
  • Celebrate those who help others

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

  • How to build a flexible workplace

    Lindsey Pollak
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Millennials are looking for flexibility in the workplace — they’re comfortable checking work email from home, but they also want to be able to check personal emails at work, for example. This can be challenging for employers, especially large organizations in which different employees are looking for different things, such as job-sharing, working from home […] The post How to build a flexible workplace appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • Yelling Doesn’t Work: How to Give Negative Feedback to Millennials

    Lindsey Pollak
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    “They want feedback. All. The. Time.” “They can’t handle any criticism.” “They want a trophy for showing up.” These are some of the most common complaints I hear from my corporate clients and speaking audiences about today’s millennial workers. While every millennial is unique and shouldn’t be stereotyped, I do feel this criticism often proves […] The post Yelling Doesn’t Work: How to Give Negative Feedback to Millennials appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • Old Recruiting and Retention Tactics Won’t Work on Today’s New Employees

    Lindsey Pollak
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you’re looking to expand your workforce this year, it’s important to look at how to be an appealing employer to millennials in the job market. These younger employees are looking for different things from their jobs than baby boomers and members of Gen X, and the employers that understand that will have an easier […] The post Old Recruiting and Retention Tactics Won’t Work on Today’s New Employees appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • The End of Voice Mail and the Future of Work

    Lindsey Pollak
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    I recently led two corporate training sessions for millennial professionals struggling to engage with their Gen X and baby boomer colleagues. While we discussed several macro issues – such as the millennials’ desire for more feedback and training – we also dealt with some of the small issues that cause friction between the generations. The […] The post The End of Voice Mail and the Future of Work appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • Duke/CFO Survey: We’re Not Managing Millennials Well

    Lindsey Pollak
    9 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Duke University and CFO Magazine recently released the latest set of results of their series of surveys asking CFOs about a variety of business issues, including millennials in the workforce. The latest data from the Duke/CFO Magazine Global Business Outlook Survey found CFOs saying their firms aren’t adapting to millennials very well and could do […] The post Duke/CFO Survey: We’re Not Managing Millennials Well appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
 
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    HR Daily Advisor

  • Employee Digital Privacy Rights and Expectations, Part 2

    Bridget Miller
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    This is the second part of our two-part series relating to employee digital privacy rights and expectations. Did you see Part 1? Click here to catch up! As you saw in Part 1, employers have broad rights when it comes to monitoring employees’ digital lives while on the job. Just how far can they go? Read on for some examples. Employee Digital Privacy Rights: What Can Employers Monitor? Employers can monitor nearly any type of digital communications made by employees on company-owned systems, as long as there is a legitimate business reason for doing so and the employees don’t have any…
  • Employee Digital Privacy Rights and Expectations, Part 1

    Bridget Miller
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    What rights do employees have in the workplace when it comes to the privacy of their digital lives? Can they expect that their e-mails won’t be read by someone else at the company? Does that answer differ for company e-mails versus e-mails that are personal but sent from a company device? What about texts sent on a company cell phone or pictures stored there? These questions are not always simple, and there are precious few laws addressing the issue directly. Let’s take a look at why employers may want to have access to employee digital communications, and then review the few laws that…
  • Employer in Hot Seat for Sending Reporter Out in Frigid Cold

    Melissa Blazejak
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    For many winter can be one of the worst seasons. It’s cold, it snows, but you still have to go to work. It can also mean braving harsh conditions. A Colorado television reporter was recently hospitalized after trying to report in the frigid temperatures earlier this month. The man was all alone, trying to set up a live shot, when he noticed an issue while trying to connect his camera to his backpack. He told producers the only way to fix it was to take his gloves off. He also mentioned his concerns of removing his gloves because it was so cold. The temperatures never reached above freezing…
  • Burden of Proof—Check Before You Reject!

    Elaine Quayle
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    A rejection letter posted on Twitter has created an online stir, not only for its embarrassing sloppiness, but for what the position is and who the employer is! The job was for an editorial assistant, and the employer is a media content company designated “one of America’s most promising companies” by Forbes! Amanda Mester, a music journalist who applied for the job, told Alex Dalenberg, of the Upstart Business Journal, that when she received the rejection letter, she was both shocked and amused to find it was riddled with grammatical errors, which Dalenberg says “could easily double…
  • Boomer Exodus—the Benefits of Partial and Trial Retirement

    Stephen Bruce, PhD, PHR
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
    Approximately 10,000 Baby Boomers will reach age 65 every single day until the year 2030, according to the Pew Research Center. Boomers in your organization may not be heading for the door anytime soon, but preparation will be key when this labor exodus begins. As the U.S. workforce continues to see an entire generation reaching retirement age, the issues surrounding transition into retirement become more and more prominent. Finding ways to make this significant milestone easier can benefit employees and employers alike. Let’s take a look at some retirement transition options and what both…
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    CEO Blog - Time Leadership

  • Continued Inspiration from my father - Don Estill

    25 Jan 2015 | 4:12 am
    My father died exactly one week ago.  He was 87.Up to then and this week have been a blur.  Although I have grieved often since his diagnosis with pancreatic cancer in October 2014, I still grieve and actually look for "time" to grieve.I knew he was dying and asked him if I could do anything for him.  His answer was "no".  And he did not have needs so I thought of only one thing I could do.  I named my new company after him - DDE Media Company.  He alway initialed things DDE and my brothers and I would call him DDE sometimes when we spoke about him.  And he…
  • Seven Disciplines of a Leader

    2 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    I am once again back to posting book reviews.  The way the holidays fell, there was lots of "reading" time.I read Seven Disciplines of a Leader - How to Help Your People, Team, and Organization Achieve Maximum Effectiveness by Jeff Wolf.It starts with a few chapters on "What is the job of a leader" including that it is not that easy.Then it gets into the Disciplines.  The first one is "Initiative and Influence".  The subtitle was the way I like to lead.  It said "Set an Example for Others".Then it moves to "Vision, Strategy and Alignment" which I thought might be a bit…
  • Moving The Needle

    28 Dec 2014 | 5:32 pm
    I like the lull of Christmas week.  Less email.  Good family time.  And time for me to start reading again.  So I am way behind in posting book reviews.  So here goes the first one:I read Moving the Needle by Joe Sweeney.  It is a particularly appropriate book to read at this time of year because much of it is about goal setting.Sweeney makes the point that moving the needle happens when you "get clear, get free and get going".  "When it comes to getting clear - first get quiet".  So true - perhaps that is why I like this time of year.  Less email,…
  • More Xavier Austen Pictures

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

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

  • Internal vs. external, which hire has more value

    Molly Moseley
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:34 am
    In many industries, it’s common knowledge that if you want a big pay raise, you’re probably going to have to look for a new job with a new company. Even after years of loyalty, companies tend to underestimate the potential of internal staff and instead hire external candidates whose skills, they hope, will bring new energy and productivity to the team. But is this strategy paying off for companies, or is it better to promote from within? Furthermore, how do these actions affect existing staff who get passed by? A fascinating study, titled “Paying More to Get Less” and…
  • The real cost of job hunting might leave you in shock

    Stephanie Anderson
    14 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    It’s no secret that searching for a new job takes a lot of time and energy. Beyond dedication and determination, finding a new position often requires a financial investment as well. So how much cold hard cash do you need to land the job of your dreams? While the numbers vary from one person to the next, here’s some insight into the expenses that many people incur as they seek out a new job: Resume writing services Cost: $100-$500 A resume is a critical marketing tool when finding a job, so some people decide to hire a professional to create their resume to ensure it’s in…
  • LinkUp’s 2014 Track Record In Forecasting the Monthly Jobs Numbers

    Toby Dayton
    8 Jan 2015 | 7:02 am
    Earlier this week when we published our forecast for Friday’s December jobs report and I sent out a few Tweets with the always-entertaining hash-tag #NFPGuesses, Joe Weisenthal of Bloomberg asked what our track-record was in forecasting the monthly jobs numbers. I provided him with a brief response that we were off 1.9% from the YTD BLS numbers, but indicated as well that I would write a blog post that provided a bit more detail regarding our 2014 track record in forecasting the monthly jobs numbers. As such, I will provide no additional commentary, but rather simply publish below the…
  • Is it time to retire annual reviews? Effective alternatives to consider

    Molly Moseley
    7 Jan 2015 | 7:17 am
    If it’s time for your annual review, it probably goes something like this: you meet with your supervisor in a private room, he or she rates your performance using a variety of scales, you talk about where you need to improve in the future, and at the end you learn if you get a pay increase. It’s no wonder most workers dread this process! Beyond being ineffective, annual reviews can actually have many negative consequences. These one-sided conversations can diminish the employee-manager relationship and reinforce hierarchy within an organization. Traditional reviews often…
  • Despite Strong Job Gains Of Late, Labor Market Remains An Enigma; LinkUp Forecasting Weaker Jobs Numbers For December

    Toby Dayton
    2 Jan 2015 | 2:27 pm
    With Alan Turing much on my mind these days (being knee-deep in Andrew Hodges’ outstanding book and having just seen the phenomenal movie it inspired), it’s hard not to apply the word Enigma to todays’ labor market. Without question, the overall trend of the labor market has been positive for quite some time and momentum has recently been accelerating. The U.S. economy added 2.65 million jobs in the first 11 months of 2014 (as compared to 2.25 million jobs through November of 2013) and November’s gain of 321,000 jobs marked the 5oth straight month of positive job…
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    Work Happy Now

  • 15 Proven Ways to Encourage Employee Happiness and Engagement

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:50 pm
    As a leader of people you need to encourage happiness in every facet of your business. I’ve created 10 techniques that will help your company be happy and successful. These are concepts that are easy to understand, but may be hard to apply to your company’s culture. I’ll break them down so you can use them in your company. 1. Be Happy Yourself Being happy yourself can sometimes be more difficult than making someone else happy. If you don’t know how to make yourself happy, it will be very difficult to help the people you manage to be happier. That’s why I believe your passions…
  • 10 Ways to Make this Year the Best Year Ever

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:49 pm
    Let’s get real right now. You are probably reading this because you aren’t as happy as you could be with your career. You made mistakes last year that you regret. Oh, I’ve been there, plenty of times. Just last month I can think of 5 mistakes I would like to take back. This year could be the most amazing year ever if you can put a few systems in place. The hard part is not just taking action, but growing your career so your actions create a domino effect that creates more freedom, happiness, and increased income over this year. I wrote this post because I had a conversation with a…
  • 7 Habits of Healthy, Happy, and Productive People [Infographic]

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    10 Jan 2015 | 10:44 pm
    If you believe in the idea that a positive and happy person is also a productive and healthy person, you probably have attempted to take some steps to achieve that idea. As with anything in life, though, making lifestyle changes isn’t as easy in theory as in practice. Taking steps to make yourself happier has to become something you incorporate into your daily life until it becomes a habit. Fortunately, there are some simple steps that will make you a happier person, whether at work or at home. Exercising Long-distance runners describe the “runner’s high” after several miles, which is…
  • 3 Questions that will get you or your friend’s career get back on track

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    3 Jan 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Have you ever had a conversation like this with a friend? You say “It’s so good to see you! How are you?” And you expect a nice conversation, but she hangs her head and responds, “I’m ok,” — as if Eeyore has taken over her body. “What’s wrong?” “Well…” And now they are ready to vent. For example: “My boss is such a jerk. Last week he kept me late and I missed a dinner with my parents. Then in front of the whole team he yelled at me for a mistake I didn’t make. It was awful. I felt like crawling underneath the table. Then…” If you’ve ever had a…
  • Thank you so much

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    20 Dec 2014 | 10:04 pm
    As each year passes, the more I appreciate this quote from Steve Jobs: “No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.” So soon it will be time to put 2014 to rest. This is a very important part to making 2015 happier and more productive. When you can look back with an honest eye about what went…
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    The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss » Blog

  • How to Think Like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos

    Tim Ferriss
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:13 pm
    Dr. Peter Diamandis (center) floating with Elon Musk (r), James Cameron (l), and others. Dr. Peter Diamandis has been named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine. You asked for an entire episode with him, so here it is!  The subject is simple: How to think big, and how to use the key strategies of Peter’s friends and investors, including Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Larry Page. How do they create maximum leverage? How do they think differently? We explore all of this. In the field of innovation, Diamandis is Chairman and CEO of the X…
  • Pavel Tsatsouline on the Science of Strength and the Art of Physical Performance

    Ian Robinson
    15 Jan 2015 | 1:29 pm
    This episode was a real treat. It was one of the most enlightening and lucid conversations about physical training I’ve ever had.  If you want strength, power, endurance, and flexibility, it’s all covered in this one interview. Pavel Tsatsouline is Chairman of StrongFirst, Inc. and was born in Minsk, USSR, which is now part of Belarus. In the 1980s, he was a physical-training instructor for Spetnaz, the elite Soviet special-forces units. Pavel is now a subject matter expert to the US Marine Corps, the US Secret Service, and the US Navy SEALs. He is widely credited with…
  • What My Morning Journal Looks Like

    Tim Ferriss
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:39 am
    History is littered with examples of successful (and unsuccessful) people who kept daily journals. It ranges from Marcus Aurelius to Ben Franklin, and from Mark Twain to George Lucas. But what on earth did they write about? Or perhaps you’ve seen examples of their writing and thought to yourself, “Goddamn, that reads like the Gettysburg Address!” and become demoralized. In this post, I’ll show you what my raw morning journal looks like. Why? Because it’s easy to imagine our heroes as unflappable juggernauts, who conquer insecurity with a majestic mental karate…
  • Are We Really 10% Human and 90% Bacteria? Exploring The Microbiome…

    Ian Robinson
    9 Jan 2015 | 10:59 pm
    By popular demand, an entire episode dedicated to exploring the human microbiome! Are you really 90% bacteria and 10% human? How can you manage or optimize your own microbiome? Should we do fecal-matter transplants from “untouched” indigenous tribes to reverse chronic illness? We tackle all this and much more… Jessica Richman is co-founder and CEO of uBiome, a startup backed by Y Combinator and Andreessen Horowitz, which uses citizen science to understand the human microbiome. Jonathan Eisen is a Full Professor at the University of California, Davis with appointments in the…
  • Ed Cooke, Grandmaster of Memory, on Mental Performance, Imagination, and Productive Mischief

    Ian Robinson
    30 Dec 2014 | 10:03 am
    One tiny favor! If you’re enjoying the podcast, could you please take 30 seconds now to leave a brief review on iTunes? Just click “View in iTunes” under my pic here. Once I pass 2,000 reviews, I’ll reciprocate by writing a massive, behind-the-scenes post on everything I’ve learned about podcasting. I promise tricks of the trade galore, just as in-depth as the “Hacking Kickstarter” post. Speaking of which… Ed Cooke is a dear friend and a Grandmaster of Memory.  In 2010, he was interviewed by a journalist named Joshua Foer. Under Ed’s…
 
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    Cube Rules

  • Cube Rules Links – Friday, January 23, 2015

    Scot Herrick
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Here's some great articles I've been saving up for your weekend reading. Saving them up for quite some time... Glassdoor is an 800-pound gorilla in the career space. Is that a good thing? Maybe not. In "How is Glassdoor a Thing?", Laurie Ruettimann argues that giving a vendor what you should be doing in HR means you've raised "the white flag of surrender." You may not agree with her -- but you always have to read what she says. Of course, Glassdoor can make a case... The HR Capitalist takes the other side and makes a case with "Glassdoor Matters Because ALL of Your Employees Are Now Used to…
  • When Interviewing Becomes Worthless: Dumping Your Recruiter

    Scot Herrick
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    The first step in becoming a cubicle warrior is landing the job. Let’s be real – finding a job is tough. You spend hours perfecting your resume, writing the perfect cover letters, crafting eloquent emails to recruiters, and then – you wait. Finally, after what seems like eternity, you get the interview. Cue the stressing. Sound about right? There’s no denying that interviewing is intimidating. You have one shot to impress a recruiter, who seemingly holds the fate of your future in their hands, and God knows you can’t scare them off. What Happens When You Want to Get Rid of Them? …
  • 5 Best Tips for Starting Your Job Hunt

    Scot Herrick
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Job hunting is serious work. In today’s competitive job market, you can’t sit on the sidelines and hope a job falls into your lap. But before you get out there and start seriously searching, you need to get organized, and you need to prioritize. Use these tips to jumpstart your job hunt. Figure Out What You Want You can’t start searching for a job if you don’t know what you want. It doesn’t matter if you already love your career. It’s still important to sit down and think about what you want from your job. What do you want in an employer? Paint a picture of your ideal job. Write…
  • 6 powerful ways to categorize your tasks

    Scot Herrick
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:00 pm
    Over the course of my career, I've attempted to find the best way to stay organized. And by organized, I mean putting tasks into categories and/or projects and then be drawn to use those lists to get things done. I've failed. I finally came to realize that there is no "one best way" to stay organized. Instead, that "best way" changes as a result of what your goals are at the time and what life presents to you. During 2014, I changed the way I organized my tasks at least five times. It's disruptive. It's frustrating. But necessary to change so as to continue to stay organized. I even, for the…
  • Top 10 Interpersonal Skills

    Scot Herrick
    9 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Yes, you need job skills to get the job. But if you have job skills, it's no lock to get the job. You need to work with people and that requires interpersonal skills -- soft skills. Yes, soft skills count. A lot. Click on the infographic for ginormous version...   Top 10 Interpersonal Skills byOpen Colleges
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    Epic Living

  • So What About Ed?

    Eric
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:10 am
    So what about Ed? In my post from earlier in the week, I promised a little “unfolding” around Ed Dobson and us. Here goes: Ed is a representation of us all. You might think because you don’t have ALS, or some other disease, that you don’t have much in common with Ed. The true reality is your diagnosis hasn’t been delivered yet. Sorry to break the news, but no one gets out alive in the span of life. I’m really concerned about the number of people I know, and don’t know, who walk around the planet acting immortal. The keyword is acting here. It is a…
  • Ed, You and Me

    Eric
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:21 am
    //www.youtube.com/watch?v=KntZqpLHWAw I watched the above short this past Sunday. It’s a story about Ed, you and me. I recommend you take 10 minutes to absorb. Just watch and listen, you won’t regret it. In the days ahead, I will explain why this story struck a powerful chord in my soul. I’ll also explain why we all have something(s) in common with Ed.
  • What Martin Taught Me

    Eric
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:22 am
    Seemed right to re-post this today, for the obvious and the not-so obvious truth that we need courage even more today. Back in January, I watched this You Tube clip from 1965 of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It was taken from a segment of Meet the Press. Dr. King was being interviewed by journalists about events that had occurred in Selma, Alabama. The questions were tough and circumstances of the time even tougher. So what did Martin teach me? I don’t know what was going through Dr. King’s mind as he spoke on that Sunday morning news program, but it seemed like he was being…
  • Thoughts, Words and Actions

    Eric
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:23 pm
    In my last post I gave you a glimpse of how I manage my life. I didn’t quite describe it as “life management,” but you get it. So if life is a composition, then what are the notes? Thoughts, words and actions are the notes. They are the power in the music. Thoughts, words and actions will determine the beauty or the ugliness of the composition. Even more importantly, the hearer will be influenced. Daunting. I’m always floored when I think of how many people manage life by accident. The jumping from thing to thing, just to land in a place I don’t recognize…
  • The Composition

    Eric
    9 Jan 2015 | 7:55 am
    I’ve been reflecting on how life is much like a musical composition. My love for Miles Davis is not a mystery for many, but his art has impacted my life on so many levels. If you read anything about his musicianship, often you’ll find statements about his ability to know where to place notes, and use very few notes to create beauty. We’ve been given a few notes to play and a limited time to play them. Every day I wake up, I’m confronted with a composition (my life) and the choice of notes to play. The notes chosen will mean everything-today and into eternity. Funny,…
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    The Change Blog

  • Burn Your Beliefs.. Literally

    Brianna Johnson
    25 Jan 2015 | 4:49 am
    Are you a belief-hoarder? I most certainly am. I found myself listening to some speakers who had a few things to say about replacing old, negative beliefs with positive ones. “We construct our own reality. We are what we think. Blah blah blah.” I had heard it all before. They were right of course, but after a while, we begin tuning things out – especially when we hear it too many times without implementing it. Oddly, I think listening to too many gurus can actually desensitize you to action - the very actions you want to take. It’s one thing to tell someone,…
  • How I Manifested My Sabbatical & Why It Changed My Life

    Jodie Hebbard
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:32 am
    “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt A couple of years ago, I was at a cross roads in my life. I was ready for a change, but I didn’t know what it was that I wanted to do. I felt lost and I needed some time to think. A time out from career and my life to be able to regroup and reevaluate so I decided to take a sabbatical. The problem was, I had no idea where I was going to go or how I was going to manage to pull this off. Having struggled with finding my purpose for a number of years, I knew this was what I needed and so I was committed making it…
  • “Have You Lost Weight?”

    Jenny Kanevsky
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    Ah, the loaded question, “have you lost weight?” If I only had a slice of cheesecake for every time someone asked me that. I’d have a lot of freaking cheesecake. I like New York traditional, by the way, and then chocolate, because a girl can get bored, and we are talking a lot of cheesecake. The question implies that I needed to lose weight, that something about me needed to change; and that now I am better. When I am asked this question, even today, my first feeling is joy. I can’t help it, I don’t want to feel it, I don’t like that I feel it, but that’s what happens. That is…
  • How to Stop Killing Your Own Happiness

    Jenna Drew
    18 Jan 2015 | 8:04 am
    “If you are unhappy with your life and the state of the world, the best place to start changing things is within yourself.”- Bryant McGill One of my feel-good, “make me happy” activities is my morning walk/run.  I love being amongst the trees and flowers in the park, or watching ferries on the river as the walkway hugs its banks.  Some months back while I was running, I felt my knee give way.  Ouch!!  That pulled me up very smartly.  I knew there was trouble ahead, healthwise. Several trips to the doctor and physio later, I was feeling quite miserable.  My daily routine had been…
  • 5 Reasons You Can Be Glad You’re Flawed

    Meredith Walters
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:05 am
    “All of you are perfect just as you are and you could use a little improvement.” - Shunryu Suzuki As long as I can remember, I’ve been obsessed with self improvement. I’ve tried many things over the years to do better, be better, or feel better.  When I was 8, I made a minute-by-minute after-school schedule for myself so I didn’t skimp on homework, exercise, or healthy snacks.  For years I’ve read just about any article on health, wellness, or personal effectiveness that I could get my hands on.  And I’ve spent god-knows-how-many hours of my time in therapy, coaching,…
 
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    Alexandra Levit's Water Cooler Wisdom

  • Should I Request a Different Boss?

    Alexandra Levit
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    As I shared the other day, I recently contributed to terrific site DailyWorth.com.  This week and next I'm featuring questions asked by readers over there. We're undergoing some organizational changes at my company and a new manager is joining my department. The one coming in is known for being a micromanager, while the existing team leader is excellent. Both teams do similar work — but I want to be moved to have the “better” team leader. How can I bring this up? — Nancy, Massachusetts   Here was my response: The short answer? Delicately. First, approach your…
  • How to Troubleshoot a Lateral Move

    Alexandra Levit
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    I recently contributed to the wonderful site, DailyWorth.com.  A reader there asked me this question: I’ve been working at my current job for a year, am actively taking on extra projects and have put myself forward for consideration for two separate research positions, only to not be considered for either. I have a Master’s degree relevant to the research and am at least as qualified as the men they’re hiring for these roles.  My supervisor knows I would like to go into a research role but keeps holding me back, and I have to constantly remind her (and our HR department)…
  • Dysfunctional Attitudes Holding You Back at Work

    Alexandra Levit
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    ore than three decades ago, psychologist Aaron Beck and his student David Burns explored the idea of the cognitive distortion, or an assumption the mind makes that isn’t objectively true. Even though they are inaccurate, they sound rational, and so they trap us in a cycle of negative thinking and behavior. In alphabetical order, here are the most common cognitive distortions. Do you recognize any of them? Black and White Thinking We tend to place people and situations in either/or categories. Either something or someone is all good or all bad. Shades of gray don’t exist, leading us…
  • Honing Your Entrepreneurial Skills: Reliability

    Alexandra Levit
    15 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you’re been reading this blog for a while, you know that one of my biggest pet peeves is flakiness. It’s not a good quality in anyone, but it’s the worst in an entrepreneur because when you own your business, the buck stops with you. If you forget or otherwise fail to do something critical, no one is going to step in and seamlessly fill in.  Many promising businesses go under simply because their founders can’t be trusted to do what they say they’re going to do.  If you are going to improve one thing in 2015, how about working on your personal reliability? How about…
  • Interview with Christine Hassler and Lindsey Pollack on Repeat Business

    Alexandra Levit
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    It takes far less effort, time, and money to keep an existing client than secure a new one. Yet getting customers to buy over and over again still presents a challenge for many professionals. To address this, I spoke with two colleagues who have excellent track records when it comes to growing their businesses through existing customers. Alex: You both have built an impressive following of loyal customers over the last several years. What’s your secret? Christine:  I’ve made providing quality content and inspiring information my priority rather than making money or…
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    Minnesota Headhunter

  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

    Minnesota Headhunter
    21 Jan 2015 | 1:36 pm
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Talent Acquisition Intern - Full Time Internship - ServeMinnesota Action Network Talent Acquisition Manager - Full Time Job - ServeMinnesota Action Network Talent Acquisition Director - Full Time Job - ServeMinnesota Action Network Senior Talent Acquisition Manager - Full Time Job - MTS Talent Acquisition Coordinator - Full Time Job - Siteimprove Senior Corporate Recruiter - Full Time Job - C.H. Robinson Sr. Corporate Recruiter - Full Time Job - MoneyGram Corporate Recruiter - Full Time Job - Graco Talent Acquisition…
  • Target Rescinds Offers

    Minnesota Headhunter
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Last week FOX 9 broke a story that late in December (2014) 40 people who had accepted job offers to work at Target Corporation starting in January (2015) were notified that their offer was being rescinded. Their story and an interview with a local attorney is below. I missed the story that night and was not aware of the situation until a couple of friends who had accepted offers at other companies were asking about the enforcement of their offer. I finally asked why they were asking and learned of the story. I’m not an attorney (so this is not legal opinion)… generally offer letters are a…
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

    Minnesota Headhunter
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:03 am
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Director - Enterprise Talent Acquisition - Full Time Job - Buffalo Wild Wings Corporate Recruiter - Full Time Job - Best Buy Recruiting Specialist - Full Time Job - Starkey Hearing Technologies Recruiter - Full Time Job - The Lacek Group Senior Engineering Recruiter - Full Time Job - JAMF Software Talent Acquisition Coordinator - Full Time Job - Braun Intertec Executive Search Recruiter - Full Time Job - CliftonLarsonAllen HR Recruiter - Full Time Job - Allina Health System How to post a job (it’s free)? Send the content…
  • Web Developer - Content Management System | Minnesota IT Jobs

    Minnesota Headhunter
    22 Dec 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Full Time Minnesota IT Job Are you a Web Develop who wants to work with talented architects and a proven group of founders with many years of experience in the tech and startup space and clients that include Google, Twitter and Facebook? SportsData, LLC is a 5+ year old 50+ employee software company that is like a startup with the stability of a well established parent company. We are growing at a fast rate. Check out part of the build out on our new 22,000 sf ft office we are moving in Q1 2015: Speaking of growth, here is a recent article Sports-tech company SportsData hits growth spurt…
  • Project Manager - Agile | Minnesota IT Jobs

    Minnesota Headhunter
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:50 am
    Full Time Minnesota IT Job Are you a Project Manager who wants to work with talented architects, developers and a proven group of founders with many years of experience in the tech and startup space and clients that include Google, Twitter and Facebook? SportsData, LLC is a 5+ year old 50+ employee software company that is like a startup with the stability of a well established parent company. We are growing at a fast rate. Check out part of the buildout on our new 22,000 sf ft office we are moving in Q1 2015: Speaking of growth, here is a recent article Sports-tech company SportsData hits…
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    Keppie Careers

  • Resume checklist

    Miriam Salpeter
    31 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Here’s another post celebrating this being my seventh year of blogging. (Happy Birthday to KeppieCareers.com/blog!) This was one of my very first blog posts, offering a resume checklist, but I think it still makes key points about how to create an effective marketing document to help you land a new job for the new year. Does your resume represent the best you have to offer?  When you read it, are you proud to say that it represents you? Does your resume need a make-over?  Review your resume with these tips in mind… ** Does your resume target your audience? ** Every job and each…
  • Looking for a new job in the new year?

    Miriam Salpeter
    30 Dec 2014 | 3:30 am
    Time flies when you are having fun. It’s true! I realized this week is the seven-year anniversary of my blog. In celebration of the blog-aversary, I thought it would be fun to revisit my very first posts from seven years ago. I was surprised to find out that, while I wasn’t talking so much about social media in that first week of blogging, the advice I provided seven years ago is still sound and valid today. Below is the text of my very first blog post. Do any of these statements resonate with you? If so, it’s probably time to start thinking about how you are going to make a…
  • Don’t make this major job search mistake

    Miriam Salpeter
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:40 am
    Have you ever made a big job search mistake and wish you could have a “do over?” Unfortunately, there are no do overs when it comes to job search, so avoid career-ending mistakes before they derail your search. Perhaps you saw the story about a photographer and editor who accidentally included a section of her cover letter applying for a job with Buzzfeed as a caption sent to all of the AP’s newspaper clients. In one accidental click of the mouse, she made two major mistakes at work. She posted an inaccurate caption for a photo (a major gaffe for an editor, whose main job is…
  • Resolve to be grateful

    Miriam Salpeter
    27 Dec 2014 | 6:03 am
    At this time of year, it’s natural to be thinking of making changes and starting new habits. Have you considered incorporating gratitude into your new year’s resolutions? As an employee, whether or not your company incorporates being thankful into its mission, do you feel appreciated? Do you believe you should expect more than a paycheck? Bryan Miles, CEO and co-founder of eaHELP, a provider of virtual executive assistants, knew he wanted “gratitude” to be featured prominently in his company’s values. Here are his suggestions for all leaders and employees to consider this…
  • Make the most of the cold weather to job hunt

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

  • The Granny Food Thief Strikes Again

    TonBad
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Many years ago, while working at another hotel, there was this sweet little old lady that would constantly crash the cocktail hours for the business events.  My property hosted many groups that, after their day-long meeting, would have a 1 hour farewell cocktail hour for the attendees.  They would network with their fellow associates and anyone else that was invited.  To prevent gate crashers, they organizers would even have a separate registration table where the attendees would need to submit their business card to be allowed to enter. Guess what this sweet…
  • 3 Things I Learned About Customer Service by Being a Plumber First

    TonBad
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:08 am
    I once read that if you can’t learn something new each day then it doesn’t make sense to even get out of bed. Well that may be a little harsh but there is something to this statement.In all our interactions with others, with all the snippets of information we have gathered from books or television and with all we have learned through trial and error, we hold a plethora of valuable information that can readily be transferred to another business, hobby or endeavor.This is true in my case as well.Prior to my foray into the fabulous world of hospitality, I spent a stretch as a plumber and…
  • The Secret Customer Service Trick One Landscaper Used To Get My Business

    TonBad
    17 Jan 2015 | 4:54 pm
    Finding a landscaper to plant some shrubs and flowers in front of your home should be an easy task. One landscaper is pretty much the same as another? Or are they?What makes one landscaper better than another? What is the secret customer service trick?Is it the plants that are picked or the mulch color that is chosen? Is it the size of the shovels used or the horsepower of his truck? Does the program used to design the plant arrangements matter more than the timeliness of the installation?Well, each of these are important, with the exception of the truck horsepower, but what ONE thing can be…
  • Are You The Go-To Guy?

    TonBad
    11 Jan 2015 | 5:32 pm
    Every office has a “Go To Guy”.You know the type, the one guy in the office that always has his projects completed ahead of time, always has the answer to the problem, and always is looked to in time of need.  A leader.How does he do it?  Well, not by luck, that’s for sure.Knowledge, attention to detail and foresight is usually the successor to hard work, patience and an ability to look at things in a slightly different light.  A willingness to do what is needed and complete a task is an everyday “chore” of this leader.Stepping out of “the office”…
  • My Boss Appreciates Me, and 4 Other Business Untruths

    TonBad
    4 Jan 2015 | 12:31 am
    We all believe that our boss appreciates the work we do, cares enough about us to realize the day-to-day challenges we face and is concerned about our quality of life. But is this true?Let’s delve into a few untruths about business…►My Boss Appreciates MeYour boss expects you to complete all tasks assigned to you in the manner prescribed.He may give you the latest high-profile assignment, not because he appreciates the work you do, but because he needs the task completed now. He may say thanks for a job well done but the underlying thought process is that one task is now completed,…
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    JibberJobber Blog

  • Job Seekers: Believe In Yourself!

    Jason Alba
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:16 am
    This last week I had some interesting experiences with people who communicated in a poor way. In both situations, they had communicated “this is me,” and the way they did it did not justice to who they really were. We have been trained in our culture and out society to play ourselves down.  We joke about our selves, we diminish who we are, because we don’t want to come across as bragging, or self-degrading.  Sometimes we do that because we are “humble,” which is a virtue, or course.  Sometimes we do it because going back too far in history, to something…
  • JibberJobber a Best Job Search Site for 2015

    Jason Alba
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:24 am
    Hannah Morgan is a career professional I met at at least one conference.  She’s pretty cool and well-liked by her colleagues. She wrote a post titled Best Job Search Websites in 2015.  JibberJobber was one of those (under the Tools section).  I appreciate any recognition that anyone gives JibberJobber… I have to tell you that we are especially grateful to be included in this list because Hannah is a career professional and listed her top 40… this is not based on votes, and it’s not some silly list of ALL career sites (like a bunch of other lists are).  The 40 sites…
  • “I’m part of a mass layoff. What rights do I have?”

    Jason Alba
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:40 am
    I saw this Q&A on The Globe and Mail and thought I’d respond here.  Original article: I’m part of a mass layoff. What rights do I have? What rights do you have? You have the right to move on. I give you permission to move on.  Unless you are in a unique situation, a lawsuit is probably not going to get you anywhere, except a few thousands of dollars poorer, and hundreds of hours down the drain. I have no experience in this, it’s just what I’ve gathered over the years. You have the right to move on. Don’t stew over how unjust it was that YOU got laid off.
  • Focus Friday is Back: 10 Minutes of Awesome

    Jason Alba
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:57 pm
    Last year I did a 10 minute focus webinar on one single topic every Friday morning.  I am now back in the saddle with this… and it’s a great way to end the week.  On my Focus Friday webinars we go over the one thing, and I try to keep it just at 10 minutes. I stay on for any questions… sometimes that’s another 10 – 15 minutes, other times there aren’t any.  The questions can be about anything. You sign up once, then you get an email each week reminding you to come, and with the link to join.  If you can’t come, don’t worry… just…
  • LinkedIn Connections Are Not The End Goal

    Jason Alba
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:36 am
    I have gotten thousands of invitations to connect over the years.  Mainly this is because I have a pretty public persona, from starting JibberJobber, and then writing the book on LinkedIn. I have spoken across the US and have done many webinars to global audiences.  So people send me invitations… which I don’t have a problem with. What I do have a problem with is the idea that getting a connection on LinkedIn seems to be the end goal. In my LinkedIn trainings I’ve suggested that once you start a relationship with someone, you DO NOT ask them to connect with you on LinkedIn…
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    Carve Consulting: Social Business Consultancy

  • Community & Content Manager

    Paul Harrison
    29 Dec 2014 | 10:25 am
    Location: Central London (Clerkenwell, EC1) Salary: commensurate with experience + bonus The role Carve Consulting is a boutique social business advisory practice. We help large organisations use social technologies to improve business performance. Through strategy, research + insight, training and engagement services, we enable organisations to realise real business value through social, mobile, local and corporate social networks. We’re currently looking for an experienced community manager to lead our content, community and engagement strategies. Working in our client services team, you…
  • Carve is hiring… a social media consultant (Asian markets)

    Chris
    23 Dec 2014 | 6:29 am
    Carve is a boutique social business consultancy. We ‘do’ social media, but we do it differently. We work collaboratively with our clients to design social strategies that drive digital transformation and improve operational performance. As part of our continued growth, we’re seeking a Junior Social Media Consultant to join our small team of consultants and lead our Asian market client engagement programmes. We need a sharp, brilliant mind to help deliver on a range of exciting, fast-paced projects.  We need a consultant with the language skills and understanding of our clients’ Asian…
  • Can Facebook also rule the world of work?

    Chris
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:43 am
    Facebook is rumored to be testing “Facebook@Work”, a spin-off of the Facebook we all know, this time repurposed for work.  Facebook would be entering an extremely lucrative market (see Slack’s valuation or Yammer’s acquisition price) and a competitive landscape where most players’ key selling point can be boiled down to…. “being Facebook for work”.     What will Facebook@Work look like? We don’t know much about the platform besides very vague descriptions made by the NY Times article’s sources. Facebook@Work is expected to resemble Facebook with a newsfeed, chat…
  • For Employers, Content is King too

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

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

    ruettimann
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    Several years ago, my friends and I started a meme called #timsackettday to honor unsung heroes in the field of human resources who hustle but don’t receive any press. We’ve honored good folks like Tim Sackett, Paul Hebert and Kelly Dingee. When I asked for nominees for this year’s Tim Sackett Day, someone sent me this note: I have to nominate Victorio Milian. He has grown SO MUCH from consulting, and from being exposed to the real worlds of running small businesses, be they nonprofits or for-profits. He understands the financial impact of HR decisions, and he appears…
  • Hustling for Smokers #hustle2015

    ruettimann
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    I grew up on the northwest side of Chicago. It wasn’t tremendously ghetto back in the mid 1980s, but it wasn’t all that flashy. I was lucky enough to attend parochial school for six years. Even though money was tight and nobody in our neighborhood did very well — and believe me, I never heard the end of how broke we were — nearly all of the adults I knew smoked cigarettes. (Amazing what you will do for an addiction.) In 7th grade, my classmate’s mother up and died of lung cancer. That’s the story the nuns told us, anyway. The mother was in her late 30s…
  • When Business Travel is Too Much

    ruettimann
    21 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    Back in 2004, I used to have a real job. I lived in Michigan and worked for Pfizer. My territory was global. My job started off as a normal HR job until I had to lay people off. A lot of them. I traveled to fun places like New York City, London, France and Puerto Rico. And some times I really lucked out and traveled to Nebraska, Indiana and Connecticut. Ugh. I loved to travel, but nobody told me how boring it is to travel midweek to a small town by myself. I would spend my days in meetings, and my dinner options were limited since nobody wanted to entertain the HR chick who was about to fire…
  • 4 Ways to Be Successful in HR

    ruettimann
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:45 am
    I spend a lot of time talking about what makes HR professionals fail, but I have strong opinions on the key attributes that make human resources leaders successful. Here are four. Great HR leaders are dependable and reliable. Everybody wants innovative and disruptive until you actually give them innovative and disruptive. Then they want steady and trustworthy. I say — don’t discount mature and competent leaders who talk about boring things like administration and compliance. Dependable and reliable HR professionals know the law, know the by-laws of a company, and usually do the…
  • How is Glassdoor a Thing?

    ruettimann
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:45 am
    There aren’t a ton of fun things about working in human resources. We do things that need to be done. It’s not super sexy or totally fulfilling, but it’s important. You know what’s fun? The other stuff that sits outside of HR. Social media. Employment branding. Data. Thinking about HR as a B2C function instead of a B2B cesspool of boredom. But people want to take the fun stuff away from HR. Without blinking an eye, HR professionals give ground to vendors who throw parties at conferences and promise to “partner with HR” — all while undermining the…
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    Great Leadership

  • How to Become a Conscious Leader

    22 Jan 2015 | 9:20 am
    Guest post from Jim DethmerMany people are interested in becoming a more conscious (awake, present, engaged) leader.  At the Conscious Leadership Group we believe there are three foundational moves that are the basis of all conscious leadership.  If you want to be a conscious leader you must master these.  Move from drifting to committing  No one has ever become a conscious leader without committing to being a conscious leader.  Every October, 40,000 people run the Chicago Marathon.  No one will finish that great test of discipline and fortitude without…
  • Succession Planning Best Practices for all Levels of Management

    21 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    Executive Coach Beth Armknecht Miller says  it is essential for companies to make succession planning a priority at all levels of management. From team leaders to the C-Suite, long-term sustainability is everyone’s responsibility. Read Beth’s guest post over at About.com Management and Leadership:Succession Planning Best Practices for all Levels of Management to find out why and how.
  • 10 Ways to Sway your Boss

    20 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    Most managers are always looking for good ideas. They also often have experience, know more, and are in a good position to evaluate the merits of an idea. When they reject your idea, chances are, your idea may not have been as good as you thought, or maybe you didn’t do a good job pitching it.To increase the odds of getting your idea heard, read my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership: 10 Ways to Get Support from your Boss for your Ideas  
  • 20 Annoying Things that Successful Managers do

    14 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    How can an already successful manager get even better? STOP doing these 20 annoying things! Read my latest post over at About.com for a list of Marshall Goldsmith's 20 Annoying Things that Successful Managers do to find out more.
  • A Manager’s Guide to Executive Coaching: 10 Questions and Answers

    12 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    At some point in a manager’s career there may be an opportunity to consider hiring an executive coach.  For a primer, read my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership for:A Manager’s Guide to Executive Coaching: 10 Questions and Answers  
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    The Accidental IT Leader

  • Is It Time To Expand Your Team To Mexico?

    drjim
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    IT Managers are starting to discover nearshoring in Mexico Image Credit: SCA Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget As an IT manager, you are faced with a number of significant challenges. One of these is to use your IT manager skills to get the most productive work out of your team given the budget that has been provided to you. There are a lot of different ways to go about doing this; however, there is one that you may not have thought of. It’s a relatively new concept: nearshoring. How would you feel with having a part of your IT team located in Mexico? Why Mexico? In the world of IT, when…
  • Why IT Managers Need To Know About How Patents Work

    drjim
    15 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    IT managers need to understand the changes that have happened to how patents are filedImage Credit: D S Simon Productions IT manager are on the front line of innovation for their companies. There is a very good chance that many of the new or novel ideas that their company dreams up will come out of their team. Because of this, it is critical that IT managers understand how the U.S. patent system works. What makes this even more challenging is that there have recently been a number of changes to the process of applying for a patent. Searching & Applying For A Patent As an IT manager, one…
  • In Order To Become A Better Manager, You Need To Learn How To Act Like A Girl

    drjim
    8 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Apparently girls know how to manage IT teams better than you do!Image Credit: Doug Wheller I think that we can all agree that there are certain IT manager skills and traits that the really good managers have. As IT managers, we’d like to discover what these traits are (is there any IT manager training for this?) and then find ways to incorporate them into our own management style. It turns out that some really smart people have been studying the people who do a good job of managing teams and what they’ve discovered is that we all need to become just a bit more feminine. What Are…
  • How IT Leaders Can Use Humor To Become Better Managers

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

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

  • Growing Industries: E-Commerce and Discount Wholesaling

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:41 pm
    “We are very pleased with having Mr. Ed Torres join us and with GoEZ … and discount wholesaling industries is one of the fastest growing sectors of the … “The GoEZ platform under SpikCo affords us access to growth potential. Read more here:    http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/tanke-inc-completes-the-goez-group-acquisition-otc-pink-tnke-1982976.htm Share this:
  • Job Interviews: 5 Reasons You Won’t Get Hired

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    22 Jan 2015 | 1:54 pm
    After coaching hundreds of professionals over the years, it has been enlightening to see and understand the various reasons people don’t get hired. Here are a few mistakes you can easily avoid with a little practice: Mistake #1: Too Arrogant There is a fine line between the confidence you need to have and being overly […]
  • Perhaps 2015 is the Right Time to Pursue a New Work Life – Guest Post by Larry S. Powell

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:50 am
    “Go confidently in the direction of your dream. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau Do you have a dream to be self-employed; to own your own business? Does this dream inspire you, energize you, and stir your inner drive to do everything you can to achieve it? Perhaps the most important […]
  • Top 100 Blogs for Developers in 2015

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:50 pm
    I am honored to be included in the list of Top 100 Software Developer Blogs for 2015 on Ben Brumm’s site at Complete IT Professional, thank you! Great list for Tech execs and software developers…check it out! http://www.completeitprofessional.com/top-100-blogs-for-software-developers Share this:
  • US Industries in Decline in 2014 – 2015

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    10 Jan 2015 | 8:28 am
    If you find yourself in one of these industries you may wish to course correct. Look at similar or parallel industries to yours – that have solid long term economic growth. Use Google news alerts to track growing industries or growth within your industry of interest.   Read more here:http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2014/12/23/247-wall-st-dying-thriving-industries/20185247/ Share this:
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    CAREEREALISM.com

  • Avoiding Jargon And Acronyms On Your Resume

    Jessica Holbrook Hernandez
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    I met a woman who had started a new job with a Fortune 500 company several months ago. While she enjoyed some aspects of her new position, she was having a very difficult time adjusting to the culture of her new company due to the other employees constantly using acronyms she didn’t understand. The situation is so bad, every day she writes down a list of terms she doesn’t grasp and asks her assistant to explain them. Related: Top 15 Words HR NEVER Wants To See On Your Resume This is a fairly extreme example of corporate culture gone awry, but it reminded me of something I see often in…
  • How Well Are You Branded In Your Network?

    Andy Robinson
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    How well are you branded in your network of connections – friends, family members, individuals with whom you share outside interests, vendors, clients, colleagues, former colleagues? Related: #1 Thing You Must Do For More Meaningful Networking What comes to mind when people think of YOU? Do your contacts fully understand what you do for a living and exactly HOW you add value to other people’s lives? Whose “radar screen” are YOU on when someone asks a contact if they know someone who specializes in your areas of expertise? Try the following idea every once in a while…
  • How To Prepare For A Job Interview

    Amanda Haddaway
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:30 pm
    It’s perfectly normal to be a little anxious when you’re preparing for a job interview. In fact, many people rank interviewing for a new job with other nerve-wracking activities like public speaking and going to the dentist. There’s a lot riding on your interview performance, so it’s understandable to feel this way. Related: How To Answer 7 Of The Most Common Interview Questions However, there are some simple steps you can take to better prepare for a job interview. 1. Do Your Homework Most companies have an online presence, so it should be relatively easy for you to learn about…
  • 3 Tips For Addressing Salary Requirements Effectively

    Don Goodman
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:58 pm
    Discussing salary ahead of receiving a job offer can come with risks, but in some situations, you can’t avoid it – especially when it’s the employer who’s asking for it when you apply. Related: 5 Tips For Handling Salary Requirements The concern with bringing up salary is that the number you pull out may be too low or too high from what the employer is considering. So you may wind up with the short end of the stick or taken out of consideration for wanting a salary out of range with what it’s willing to offer. So, how do you approach the topic under these situations? To avoid either…
  • 3 Ways To Increase Your Job Satisfaction

    Marianne Stenger
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:45 pm
    Although it’s no secret that many of us feel less than fulfilled in our work life, a Gallup poll recently revealed that a mere 13% of employees worldwide are actually engaged. Related: Want Career Happiness? Identify Your Top 5 Desires Considering that most of us spend the better part of our days at work, this is clearly not ideal. But what is the solution, if any? Money is often thought to be the biggest predictor of job satisfaction, but a recent survey that ranked nearly 300 jobs from most to least satisfying shows that although money does play a role; it’s not the only motivator. For…
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    Lindsay Olson

  • 8 Places to Start Your Job Search

    Lindsay
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:01 pm
    Happy New Year! With 2015 in full swing many people are thinking about life changes and new opportunities. I’m always surprised at how many new placements happen in the first weeks of the year and the constant flow of new new candidates inquiring about opportunities.Not sure where to start?1. Start with Your NetworkWhen I say “network,” I mean everyone you know. People you’ve worked with (or interned for). Former professors. Friends. Parents of friends. Family. Neighbors. There’s the chance that someone you know may have a connection at a company you’re interested in working…
  • 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…
 
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    Who's and What's Concerning Your Career

  • Where DID Interviews come from?

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    24 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    The Orgin of Job Interviews Ever wondered where the job interview or the pre-test for employment began? Being a resume writer I was curious, and as a jobseeker I bet you are too. Could you have passed Thomas Edison’s job interview test? Some companies are known for their legendary job interview questions — brain teasers, trivia questions, ...
  • How to Remedy These 6 Resume Blemishes

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    A resume isn’t just a bunch of facts typed up neatly. A resume presents the best picture of you. A good resume shines a spotlight on the depth and broadness of your skills and effectively presents your accomplishments, while sweeping your shortfalls and shortcomings under the carpet (or at least putting the best face on ...
  • Two Networking Conversation Starters

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    21 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    Looking for a job? Raise your hand if you love networking. I thought so. And why don’t you get a thrill out of talking to friends and family about your job search? For many folks, it’s a problem of how to start. There’s really no way to ask, “Know anyone who’s hiring?” without feeling awkward. To fix ...
  • 4 Job Search Frustrations

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    18 Jan 2015 | 8:00 pm
    I recently reviewed several hundred emails from job seekers across the country. As you might imagine, many things are bugging many job seekers in this economy. But I boiled their frustrations down to four common ones. Here they are, with suggested solutions. Which of them apply to you? Frustration #1: “I submit my resume for a posted job and never ...
  • Put That Resume to Work!

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:27 pm
    In prior columns, I’ve talked a lot about what to say, how to say it, what format to use, where to place key information, things to keep in mind, who should write it and keeping it error-free.  The “it” I’m referring to is your resume, of course. Everyone knows that you have ...
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    Blue Sky Resumes Blog

  • Executive Resume Writing 2: What Makes You So Special?

    Louise Fletcher
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:52 am
    In my last post on executive resume writing, I covered the importance of defining your target audience. Now I want to talk about how you can appeal to that audience. You will have heard the term “unique value proposition” (or “unique selling point”) when it comes to marketing products or services, but this idea also applies when you are selling yourself. In order to write a strong resume, you need to define your own unique value proposition as it relates to your target positions. What is the unique blend of skills, experiences and character traits that make you well-suited for such a…
  • How to Write an Executive Resume Part One: The Important of Targeting

    Louise Fletcher
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:45 am
    This is the first in a series of posts teaching you exactly how to write an executive resume. I’m Louise Fletcher and I run Blue Sky Resumes, one of the world’s leading executive resume writing services. I’ve been writing executive resumes for over 13 years, and previously I worked as an HR executive for a number of international companies. This means my advice is based on my real-world hiring experience and on the strategies and techniques I’ve developed in my 13+ years of resume writing. Follow this approach and your resume is guaranteed to wow recruiters, CEOs and Board members…
  • How to answer the “what is your greatest weakness?” interview question

    Louise Fletcher
    19 Nov 2014 | 1:54 am
    The ‘what is your greatest weakness?’ question is one we all dread – right up there with ‘so tell me about yourself.’ Frankly “what is your greatest weakness” is a pretty pointless question as it rarely gets an honest response, but nevertheless, it’s a question you are very likely to be asked. So what do you say? Obviously you don’t want to say anything that hurts your chances of getting the job, but you have to answer. Faced with this dilemma, many job seekers make the mistake of trying to spin a positive as a negative. They’ll say things like “I…
  • Professional Resume Writers: Everything You Need to Know

    Louise Fletcher
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:16 am
    If you’re thinking about hiring a professional resume writer, or maybe just researching resume writers to understand more about the pluses and minuses, this article is for you. As a professional resume writer myself, I’m often asked by potential clients whether they really need a rewrite. You might think I’d always say yes, but actually that’s not the case. The truth is that, while many people benefit from the work of professional resume writers, not everyone needs our help. In this article, I’m going to sort through the facts about resume writers, and hopefully help you decide a)…
  • “Should my Linkedin summary be the same as my resume summary?”

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

  • Quick Tip: Use a word cloud to improve your resume

    Sweet - aka Grace Kutney
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:26 am
    I’m sure you’ve seen word clouds before – you know, they’re those fun collages made up of words. Sites like Wordle, Tagxedo, and Word It Out, allow you to paste text into a box then generate a word cloud that highlights the most frequently used words in the text.  (Some sites, like Tagxedo, even let you create a word cloud based on a specific shape – like the Sweet Careers logo!) Word cloud generators are also an easy, (and fun), way to check which keywords your resume, (or the job description for a position you’re applying for), is emphasizing. All you…
  • Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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

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

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

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

  • Gregory Porter – Liquid Spirit Album Review

    Michelle
    20 Jan 2015 | 6:45 am
      On 12th January 2015, Grammy-nominated jazz singer GREGORY PORTER released his third album ‘LIQUID SPIRIT’, a deluxe edition, his first on major label Blue Note. Can Porter make this his third consecutive Grammy nominated album? It is quite possible! The title track, “Liquid Spirit” is a rocky, upbeat Jazz number that will have you […]
  • Flint Bedrock – Changing ‘Fast Food Music’

    Michelle
    19 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
      All too often in recent years, music has sounded much the same. Singer and songwriter Flint Bedrock has taken on the challenge to produce heartfelt music full of substance rather than what he calls ‘fast food music’. Would you like to start by telling us who you are and a little about your background? […]
  • Justin Lesniewski – How To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse

    Michelle
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:10 am
    For all of you Destroy The Alpha Gamma fans out there, you will be pleased to hear that writer, actor and director, Leah McKendrick has returned to your screens in a new web series. I caught up with the writer of ‘How To Survive The Zombie Apocalypse’, Justin M. Lesniewski which airs its first episode […]
  • Monika Grossova – A Future Illustrator

    Michelle
    9 Jan 2015 | 2:26 am
    We often see artwork influenced by books, film or television. It is often heart warming when you see young artists reaching out to the celebrities that have inspired them and receiving a positive response. Slovakian artist Monika Grossova recently used social media to contact actor and author Chris Colfer and received a lovely response to […]
  • Neil Ely Revisited – Three in a Bed

    Michelle
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:43 am
    When it came to our attention that film writer and director Neil Ely was releasing a new project, we decided to catch up with him for an update. The last time we spoke, you were filming Celluloid, how did that go? I know that feels like so long ago…”Celluloid” was a great learning experience for […]
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    Dan Erwin

  • Making Mistakes with Mark Zuckerberg

    Dan Erwin
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:31 am
    In an aside, Mark Zuckerberg takes the issue of mistakes head-on in his second town hall meeting with the public. To a surprising degree he challenges conventional wisdom, demonstrating that he’s done some serious thinking and conversing with his team. In a single nut, he lays out a philosophy of mistakes that’s extremely accurate and pragmatic—and will withstand the scrutiny of research.   Although he puts his philosophy of mistakes in the context of Facebook, his ideas will travel well. Very well, indeed Successful people spend most of their time making mistakes.
  • Leonard Bernstein and the Hebdo Massacre in Paris

    Dan Erwin
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:58 am
    I happened to be listening to the elegiac and emotionally laden Andante of the Barber Violin Concerto when I was drawn to an article describing the New York Philharmonic’s response to the Hebdo massacre in Paris. The movement pits the warm brilliance of the violin against the hauntingly beautiful oboe, a never to be forgotten relationship that nearly always melts my heart. What should be the response of musicians to such evil? Alan Gilbert, the music director, quoted the sadly timeless words of Leonard Bernstein after the assassination of President Kennedy in 1963: “This will be our reply…
  • The Death of the Lone Genius

    Dan Erwin
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    Slowly, very slowly, the research and some journalists are killing off the notion of the lone genius. You know, that American mythology of individual superiority applied to creativity. Like John Wayne’s rescue before the barbarians get to you, the lone genius is all nonsense. But the myth of the lone genius will require a cruel death of many cuts. It’s one of our most deeply held and cherished beliefs--even though dead wrong. The latest cut is delivered by William Deresiewicz in The Atlantic. He writes rather bluntly that the “truth is that the geniuses weren’t really quite as…
  • Misunderstandings Can Be Very Good For You

    Dan Erwin
    28 Dec 2014 | 10:44 am
    There are few experiences that can drive learning more than misunderstandings with a business colleague. Misunderstandings happen all the time in organizations and in the best of relationships.  Actually, misunderstanding is more prevalent than understanding.  The reality is that consistently successful communication is especially abnormal in organizational settings.  And although the resulting emotions of embarrassment, threat, fear or anger can hinder us from being proactive and growing, just as often it can propel our learning.   The…
  • Giving Employers What They Really Don’t Want

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

  • 5 Steps to Better Employer Branding in 2015

    Patrick Rooney
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    There’s no shortage of predictions for what 2015 will bring, but the difference is that this year, employer branding and talent acquisition are nearly right in step with technology use. In a short time, we have moved from Employer Branding 1.0 to Employer Branding 3.0. Regardless of the technology — disruptive, enabling, look-alike or whatever else you call it — there are some fundamentals to keep in mind if you want to nail a cohesive and effective employer branding strategy this year. Follow these five steps to better employer branding in 2015: 1. Develop a clear and…
  • #TalentAdvisor Chat: How Is Technology Redefining Recruitment?

    Deanna Hartley
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    It’s no secret that in this day and age, it’s nearly impossible to imagine living without technology. But what about recruiters and HR professionals – can they live without HR technology? Does recruitment technology make them more efficient and productive, or is there too much distracting technology noise out there? How have talent acquisition processes changed over time with the evolution of technology? Let’s find out answers to your most pressing questions in our upcoming #TalentAdvisor Twitter chat on Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. Central time. Go ahead and add it to your…
  • What Are Your Five Words To Ruin A Job Interview?

    Debra Auerbach
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Chances are, if you hire people for a living, you’ve experienced your share of unimpressive interviews. Job seekers come in unprepared, they don’t have great answers to your questions or they just seem like they want to be anywhere else but there. In fact, we recently wrote about common interview mistakes. But have you ever sat across the desk from a prospective employee and had to hold in a gasp after he or she uttered something completely inappropriate or ridiculous? Well, whether they’re real or not, Twitter users have been sharing some of the words that are sure to ruin a job…
  • Sales Jobs Have Grown 12.7% in the Last 5 Years

    Debra Auerbach
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    If you were to name an occupation that’s hot right now, you’d probably say something STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math). Chances are, sales wouldn’t be the first, second or even third occupation that comes to mind. While it may not be a new field or have the allure that some of the more emerging fields do, the sales function is highly necessary to our economy’s stability and growth. Consider these stats: U.S. sales jobs have grown by 12.7 percent from 2009 to 2014. Since the start of 2013, there have been roughly four average monthly hires in sales…
  • Here’s Why 2015 is the Year of Mobile Recruiting

    Tim Sackett
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Remember 2010? Yeah, it was a tough year for talent advisors. I wasn’t hiring anyone, either. Mobile recruiting could have been huge in 2010, but most of us didn’t need to hire employees, so it became an expense we couldn’t afford. The economy in 2015 is entirely different, though, and mobile recruiting just jumped to the top of your talent acquisition “budget priority list.” Let me show you why you need to start caring about mobile recruiting: 86 percent of active candidates use their smartphone to begin a job search.* 70 percent of active candidates want to apply via…
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    Harrison Barnes

  • Ask Others What Course You Are On

    Harrison Barnes
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Have you ever looked back at a picture or video of yourself from five, ten or more years ago and asked yourself “What was I thinking back then?” Have you ever looked at something you did several years ago and asked yourself the same exact question? I have. I have done this a lot. Sometimes when I look back at the person I was even five years ago, I am amazed at how little I knew at the time, evidenced by the mistakes I made. Here are a few of the qualities that characterize me and my life right now: I get up early each morning and work. I exercise two hours a day. I meditate each…
  • Take Small Actions and Meet Others

    Harrison Barnes
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    When I was in law school, I was standing in a bar one day and the most beautiful girl I’d seen around campus walked up to me and said: “I’m just wondering why you never come up to me and try to talk to me. Every other guy I see around at parties does.” Five years later, we were married. She was right, I might have never walked up to her and introduced myself had she not taken this action herself. Imagine for a moment if she hadn’t walked up to me. The course of both of our lives would have been radically different. The idea that our lives can literally be…
  • The Dangers of Getting Jobs Through Friends

    Harrison Barnes
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Men are more ready to repay an injury than a benefit, because gratitude is a burden and revenge a pleasure. “Oh, I already have a friend there. I’ll just contact him.” In the job market, it’s one of the more common things we hear after informing a job seeker that a certain employer has a job opening. There is a lot you need to consider before you decide to apply to a job through a friend or relative, or take a job working for a friend or relative. First, it’s exceedingly rare that a friend or family member will ever be able to get you a position. The reason for…
  • Be the Person You Are Capable of Being

    Harrison Barnes
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ”Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous?” Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There’s nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us, it’s in everyone. And as…
  • Choose Your Frames of Reference Wisely

    Harrison Barnes
    20 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    I spent the summer following my first year of law school working at the Department of Justice (the “DOJ”) in Washington, DC. The entire summer and the events leading up to it resulted in one of the strangest experiences I have ever had. After I got the job with the DOJ, I was required to undergo a security clearance with the Federal Bureau of Investigation. After contacting and questioning many people I knew in the past, the FBI also required me to take a physical and a drug test. In late spring, I went in for the physical when I was studying for my final exams. It was like…
 
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  • Resources to Help Sharpen Career Focus

    Randall
    4 Jan 2015 | 11:00 pm
    Mike writes: Are there any good books out there for someone who has no idea what they want to be when they grow up? I got a BS in sport science because I enjoyed sports, and it was a fun major, but now that I’m out of school I bounce between jobs that pay the bills. It is frustrating not knowing what I want to be while I work jobs that I don’t really enjoy. The Career Doctor responds: There any number of good books and good Websites to help you out, but before I discuss those, can I take a shot and offer some of my own advice? I want you think what it is about sports that you like…
  • What to Say, Ask in a Networking Situation

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

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

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

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

    adminQRCL
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Guest Post by Trista Winnie, Jobscan When writing your customer-service resume, keep in mind that a successful resume is more than just a list of job duties. You have to demonstrate your accomplishments and make yourself stand out as a candidate. And, of course, you need to use the right keywords to get your resume noticed — whether by an applicant tracking system or by a hiring manager. Using keywords specific to the particular job you are applying for is called resume optimization. Keywords and keyword phrases commonly used in the customer-service industry include: customer retention…
  • A Storied Biography: This Sample Can Help You Write One

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

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

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

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

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Our “New Year, New Job” online educational event was held on Wednesday, Jan. 21, and we want to thank everyone who participated! We had more than 1,500 people register for the event! Guests were able to view informational videos, download helpful job search materials, and check out available jobs at Express. There were also chat features available, including live chats with recruiters and leadership experts. If you missed the event, you can still check out the virtual environment through February. You can watch videos and download material, but please note that the chat functions are no…
  • New Year, New Job – Today Is the Day!

    admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Are you ready for that new job and perfect career? If so, today is the day you’ve been waiting for. The new educational online event by  Express Employment Professionals, “New Year, New Job,” is an exclusive, free event designed to help you learn everything you need to know about job hunting, resources for your job search, leadership lessons, and best practices. The “New Year, New Job” online event is today, and you can sign up right now from the comfort of your own computer to gain skills and enhance your chances of getting hired. Besides learning all about the job hunt,…
  • Be a Leader on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    admin
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:20 am
    One of the greatest leaders in American history was Martin Luther King, Jr. His leadership, influence, and impact on the civil rights movement was so memorable that he has a day dedicated in his honor – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Observed on the third Monday of January, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday marking the birthday of the fallen leader and offering a way to honor his contributions to American society. To date, King is the only non-president to receive a national holiday dedicated in his honor. Martin Luther King, Jr. remains famous for his role in the modern…
  • Be a Mentor at Any Age

    admin
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Did you ever have a teacher or a friend who – no matter what happened – believed in you and wanted you to succeed? Did that person give you advice, encouragement, and guidance? Did you look up to that person and become better thanks to the attention they gave you? If so, you are probably one of many people who had a mentor! Mentors are invaluable, and many people have had one at some time in their life. The best part is that you’re never too young to be a mentor. High school students, middle-school students, college-aged youth, and young professionals can be a mentor to someone else.
  • “Ask a Recruiter” Advice Column Coming Soon

    admin
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:52 am
    Here on the Movin’ On Up blog, we strive to provide readers with useful, timely, and informative content that can help improve job searches, interviews, resumes, and more. While it’s our goal to help job seekers better prepare for their job search, we know that we can’t always answer all of your questions. That’s why we’re introducing our new column, “Ask a Recruiter.” Like advice columns you may find in newspapers and magazines, “Ask a Recruiter” will feature questions asked by Movin’ On Up readers. Those questions will be answered by a panel of industry experts, from…
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  • Are You Looking For A Way To Improve Your Job Skills?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    Many of us need a little help learning the new skills that are a part of today’s workplace. Fortunately, there’s a way to get some of that education for free — the MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course. The challenge is finding the right course for your circumstances, and not being overwhelmed by the task. Many of the top universities offer MOOCs, but just because it’s good content doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Do Your Research Take the time to read reviews and carefully consider what your goals are. For instance, the emphasis on internet marketing in every…
  • Take LinkedIn To The Next Level With These Tips

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:19 pm
    I hope that by now you have a LinkedIn profile because this social media platform is one of the best ways to keep your career viable — if you use it wisely. But once you have completed your profile and started exploring your options, how do you decide what is a good thing to do? And how do you figure out how to do it? Search Engine Journal has recently given us some good ideas in Kristi Hines’ 10 LinkedIn Tips and Strategies You Need To Know. These are helpful suggestions that may be exactly what you are looking for: How to unsubscribe from blog posts — a great help in…
  • Would You Wear An Executive Power Symbol?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    Why do the powerful prefer to look obviously different than the rest of us? Power symbols — those accessories that indicate status and authority — do vary according to the context. A number of years ago at a Presidential Inauguration it was striking to see that Republicans and Democrats clearly had preferred outerwear, but the wool dress coats and cowboy hats of the one party were just as expensive as the down parkas and accessories of the other. Equal in price, quality, and impressiveness but different in look and definitely different than the rest of the crowd standing in the…
  • The Top 5 Skills Sought By Employers In 2014 (and what that means for 2015)

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:46 pm
    Did you ever wonder what the global job market is actually looking for? LinkedIn is in a unique position to find out, so after analyzing over 330 million LinkedIn member profiles, they came up with The 25 Hottest Professional Skills of 2014. Of that 25, the top 5 are: Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Middleware and Integration Software Storage Systems and Management Network and Information Security SEO/SEM Marketing What This Means For 2015 These were the top 5 skills that employers and recruiters were looking for last year. These are the skills that got people hired. Does that mean you…
  • Practical Tips For Holiday Job Hunting

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    29 Dec 2014 | 9:18 am
    The holidays and the end of the year are already times that most of us consider more stressful than other seasons. But for some, the stress isn’t from finding the perfect gift — it’s from finding yourself unemployed. Whether it is the result of end-of-year layoffs or you have been searching for a job for some time, this time of year is challenging when there isn’t a regular paycheck in the works. Dave Ramsey, the financial guy, just gave us 7 Practical Tips for Dealing With Job Loss at Christmas and his suggestions are actually practical any time of year: cut back…
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  • The Risk of Subcontracting a Service

    admin22
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:21 am
    Most contractors especially in the construction industry use subcontractors to complete some of their projects. Some people get contracts without having the required expertise and experience to complete them. They subcontract it to another business commonly referred to as subcontractor. It may also happen that a company gets a project or contract that involves other jobs that it does not do. In this case, it has to subcontract those jobs that it cannot complete internally to other businesses. The term subcontractor may create the impression that a subcontractor cannot big projects. This is…
  • Home Designer, Decorator and Architect: Any Difference

    admin22
    24 Jan 2015 | 3:34 am
    If you are renovating your bathroom, it is important that you hire a professional such  as an architect, interior designer and interior decorator to help you design the layout of your bathroom or review your remodeling plan if already have one. Some home owners confused these professionals and are not able to differentiate their services. They are not the same and do not perform the same services. It is important that you know the difference between them. Knowing the difference between them will help you to know whose services you need and when to hire them. Read on to know what each…
  • Tips for Estimating the Cost of a Bathroom Remodeling Project

    admin22
    23 Jan 2015 | 9:56 am
    If you are looking to remodel your bathroom, it is important that you start by first determining the cost of the project. Bathroom remodeling can be an expensive project to carry out. Thus, it is not a type of project that you should do without first knowing what it will cost. Besides, it is not something that you have to start and stop on the way. If you start it and stop it on the way, your family will suffer as they will be denied the use of the bathroom or they have take their bath in an uncompleted bathroom and that is not always good. Based on this, you have to first know the cost of…
  • Reasons Why Having Big Breasts Is not Always the Best

    admin22
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:51 am
    There are many women out there who are not pleased with the size of their breasts. Some spend a lot of money on breast enhancements products in order to enhance the size of their breasts while some who can foot the bill opt for breast implant despite its risk factors. Sad enough, there are stories of ladies that never made it alive from breast implant surgery theatre. Even some products for breast enhancement have serious side effects. The question that should be asked is whether having big breasts is the best for women. Even though, no woman will like to have small breast that can be covered…
  • Wearing the Right Size of Bra

    admin22
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:32 am
    For some women out the bra size does not matter. They can put on any size of bra they see. The truth is that bra size matters a lot. Have you ever run, joggle, walk briskly or do other workout without wearing a bra that really fit? It can be very painful to do such exercises if you are not wearing any bra at all. But the discomfort and pain will be worst if you are wearing a bra that does not fit right. If the bra is too large, your breasts will flap on the cup and this can cause you more pain. If it is too tight, the cup will press on your breast firmly causing you pain and making you to…
 
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  • Bait & Switch Job Offers

    Nick Corcodilos
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:29 pm
    In the January 20, 2015 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job seeker interviews for a senior job only to receive a silly offer for a lower level job. Question I have not been on the job market since 2007, and after a layoff early October 2014 I am fighting my way through this job market. […]
  • 2 really insulting interview questions

    Nick Corcodilos
    12 Jan 2015 | 6:36 pm
    We often discuss the Top 10 Stupid Interview Questions that employers ask. This week we’ll talk about two really insulting questions that interviewers should never ask — and how you might respond. One question was posed by a headhunter, and the other by an employer. In the January 13, 2015 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, two […]
  • ‘Tis the season to land the right job

    Nick Corcodilos
    22 Dec 2014 | 6:44 pm
    In the December 23, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, several job seekers bemoan the state of employment: Question   This week’s edition addresses submissions from several readers: “I don’t understand it. I must have responded to over 50 job postings in the last month, and I haven’t gotten a single interview.” “I’ve completed over a […]
  • After 2 big salary jumps, I landed hard

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

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

    Hannah Morgan
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:26 am
    You probably need help, beyond the basics, with your job search. That’s why I am sharing these job search tips. I’m always looking for articles that answer the un-asked job seeker questions. As I talk with people about their searches, I notice there are often gaps in knowledge. It’s because you don’t look for a job often enough to learn the subtle nuances. You may generally understand some things, but there are scenarios or situations that you haven’t experienced. Face it, you don’t know what you don’t know. Every Summary Sunday is a round-up of my…
  • Don’t Let Your Job Define You

    Hannah Morgan
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:28 am
     (or impact your self-worth!)     It may not be a big surprise to hear that your job is impacting your self-worth. 47% of working adults said they gain equal or greater feelings of self-worth from their jobs and careers as they do from their personal lives. This is according a study by the University of Phoenix School of Business conducted by Harris Poll in the first quarter of 2014 which surveyed more than 1,000 working adults in the United States. Values and Priorities Change- So Should You Is your job aligned with your values? Maybe this was true when you first started, but…
  • Leave A Legacy

    Hannah Morgan
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:54 am
    What legacy do you want to leave? What impact do you want to make? How do you want your peers and management to perceive you?  Today is the day to think about creating the right reputation! Begin Building Your Legacy Today No matter what your past legacy was, you have the opportunity to create a new one. Rather than focus on what you need to fix, your weaknesses and flaws, choose to lead from a position of power by accentuating your natural talents. Whether you are starting a new job or holding on to one, set a new course. Review the list below and think about which award will fit most…
  • Thank You Martin Luther King, Jr.

    Hannah Morgan
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:37 am
    To honor Martin Luther King, Jr., I share 10 of his motivational and inspirational quotes. He left a legacy and his unforgettable messages ring true today perhaps even more than they did in the 1960s.  Please share and remember the important role each of us plays in making this world a better place! The post Thank You Martin Luther King, Jr. appeared first on Career Sherpa .
  • Summary Sunday: Self-Promotion Is Difficult

    Hannah Morgan
    18 Jan 2015 | 4:33 am
    Self-promotion, personal branding, marketing, online visibility, reputation management- whatever you want to call it, these skills have become vital to your career success. This collection of articles centers around this theme and is made up of current posts found and shared online this week! Self-Promotion Is Difficult I don’t think I’ve met anyone who likes to brag. “I don’t like to toot my own horn” is another phrase I hear a lot. And I’m with you all. Except, here’s the problem. If you don’t take credit, where will it come from? Will your…
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  • Design Inspiration in the Attic: The Cooper Hewitt and the City Reliquary.

    michaelpollock
    13 Jan 2015 | 3:38 pm
    Maira Kalman room at Cooper Hewitt Design Museum Two design inspiration visits over the holidays – to the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum for “good” design and to City Reliquary for the full-of-soul vernacular design of New York City.  Surely I couldn’t be mentioning those in the same breath.  Perhaps it’s the Smithsonian as the Nation’s Attic that sparked the connection. The Cooper Hewitt is in a wonderfully re-re restored grand Fifth Avenue mansion. It is a serious design museum – gilded with interactive walls and touch screens and electronic pens. …
  • In person coaching – by phone or face-to-face?

    michaelpollock
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:45 pm
    Phone connections I do a lot of my intensive coaching work on the telephone.  I like doing it this way. There is a focus and an intensity to our work which is often missing when we sit in a room together looking at each other. Distractions are minimized. While I am happy to meet clients face to face – after one or two meetings I will usually suggest that we consider continuing our work on the telephone.  It turns out I am not alone in this preference. Terry Gross, host of NPRs Fresh Air, does most of her interviews over the phone.She believes that there is “intimacy in…
  • New Year plans? Don’t just set a start date

    michaelpollock
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:22 am
    Creative professionals start the year open and excited to new possibilities and to moving ahead to what is next. In recent days I’ve heard from creative pros who want:  “to transition into …”;  “to establish …”;  “to consider options;” “to seek a new job and career that fulfills me;” “to know how best to present myself. I have ideas, but don’t know where to start.” It does help us to have a trigger to get us started on new projects.Especially for a lot of creative pros who have learned to live and die by…
  • Tackling something new? First trick yourself and then fake it.

    michaelpollock
    9 Jan 2015 | 3:46 pm
    Katherine Waterston’s first big screen role, after years of acting on stage, is opposite Joaquin Phoenix in Paul Thomas Anderson’s adaptation of Pynchon’s Inherent Vice. Phew! Heady company. So how did she face this new challenge? Interviewed in Vogue she says, “Zadie Smith has this line about the confidence trick when you’re writing a novel, that the person you have to trick most is yourself. It’s the same when you’re approaching a character.” Go and see Inherent Vice, it’s a terrific film – and you’ll see that it was quite some trick that Katherine played…
  • 7 things to think about in 2015

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

    Mitch Corlett
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:15 am
    Who is your competition for that Nonprofit Vice President of Communications job in the Washington DC job market? When you see a job advertisement, some aspects of the job are obvious. You can envision the kind of work you would be doing, and recognize the new skills you can learn. Maybe you can even take a peek at the 990 tax filing to see the salary of the last person in that job. But you almost never see your competition for the job, or know what truly drives the hiring decision. That's why we're bringing a little transparency to the hiring process, by pulling back the curtain on the data…
  • Nonprofit Director of Communications: Career Guides

    Mitch Corlett
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Who is your competition for that nonprofit Director of Communications job in the Washington DC job market? When you see a job advertisement, some aspects of the job are obvious. You can envision the kind of work you would be doing, and recognize the new skills you can learn. Maybe you can even take a peek at the 990 tax filing to see the salary of the last person in that job. But you almost never see your competition for the job, or know what truly drives the hiring decision. That's why we're bringing a little transparency to the hiring process, by pulling back the curtain on the data we've…
  • How to Manage Off-Site Employees

    Bob Corlett
    16 Jan 2015 | 7:03 am
    Last month, my company held its first in-person, all-staff meeting in two years. We’re a virtual company — all 15 of us work from our own homes. There was no real reason for us to have a meeting. All our important work is handled on short conference calls, but we thought it might be nice for everyone to meet each other, in many cases for the first time. Because we don’t have an office, we don’t have a mix of off-site employees and office-dwellers. During the interview process, we make it clear that day-to-day supervision is not something we offer. If you need to be…
  • Nonprofit Mid-Level: Development: Career Guides

    Mitch Corlett
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:30 am
    Who is your competition for that Major Gifts Officer or Development Manager/Officer job in the Washington DC job market? When you see a job advertisement, some aspects of the job are obvious. You can envision the kind of work you would be doing, and recognize the new skills you can learn. But you almost never see your competition for the job, or know what truly drives the hiring decision. That's why we're bringing a little transparency to the hiring process, by pulling back the curtain on the data we’ve collected from our searches for Development professionals.   How much…
  • Nonprofit Senior Level: Development: Career Guides

    Mitch Corlett
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Who is your competition for that Director of Development job in the Washington DC job market? When you see a job advertisement, some aspects of the job are obvious. You can envision the kind of work you would be doing, and recognize the new skills you can learn. Maybe you can even take a peek at the 990 tax filing to see the salary of the last person in that job. But you almost never see your competition for the job, or know what truly drives the hiring decision. That's why we're bringing a little transparency to the hiring process, by pulling back the curtain on the data we’ve…
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    Undercover Recruiter

  • LinkedIn Vs. Facebook: Battle of the Professional Networks [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Sophie Deering
    25 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    When you think of Facebook, it’s professional benefits probably aren’t the first thing that pop to mind, but who said it can’t be good for your career, as well as for its social aspect? LinkedIn on the other hand was created with the soul purpose of connecting people on a professional level, but could it be […] LinkedIn Vs. Facebook: Battle of the Professional Networks [INFOGRAPHIC] Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • Who are the Most Productive: Generation X,Y or Z?

    Ruby Lowe
    24 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    Each generation is defined by its unique educational background, skills and attitude. Whether it be the hardworking nature of Generation X, the tech-obsessed Generation Z or the independent nature of Generation Y – each hold specific skills that could benefit recruiters. To really understand clients, recruiters must adapt to fit each individual; understanding which generation they […] Who are the Most Productive: Generation X,Y or Z? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • What Social Network Do You Use For Your Job Search? #UROpinion

    Robbie Palmer
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:03 am
    In this week’s #UROpinion, we asked you:  What social network do you use for your job search? Most of the comments all focused on LinkedIn! People generally use Linkedin as a hub for connecting with relevant industry contacts and viewing vacancies posted to the network. However, alternative platforms, such as job boards and other popular social networks may also posess great ways of […] What Social Network Do You Use For Your Job Search? #UROpinion Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • The Masks Worn by Recruitment Consultants

    Lysha Holmes
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:03 am
    The blurry lines of social media mean the mask many people wear in business are slipping and I wonder whether this is a good thing for recruitment or not? I personally have always cited that I am the same person whether you meet me on a Saturday lunchtime or in a business meeting- bar I may […] The Masks Worn by Recruitment Consultants Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
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  • Career Management is 24/7/365

    Martin Buckland
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    © Sikov – Fotolia.com Do you manage your career? If not, why not? Career management is just as important as financial management. In fact, statistics tell us that the more actively you manage your career, the more money you will have to manage, and the quicker you will reach your career destination and goals. So many people miss out on this opportunity because they assume there are no jobs available or that a job will fall into their laps. Or they’re employed and think they’ll never lose their job. In my 25+ years as a career management professional, I’ve learned that every job…
  • Boom! Executive Job Search Just Got Tougher

    Martin Buckland
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:44 am
    © Focus Pocus LTD – Fotolia.com Hundreds, if not thousands, of senior executives across North America, started the new year not with a resolution but with a forced job search. Just this week, Bombardier Inc. announced 1,000 job losses in Mexico and Kansas; Suncor Energy Inc. proclaimed a 1,000 slash in jobs, and Target Canada are commencing liquidation of all 133 stores, impacting 17,600 employees. While not all of these 19,000+ job losses are at the senior level, an executive job search requires a unique and targeted career transition plan. We all know that the higher the level you…
  • How to Use LinkedIn to Get a Job

    Martin Buckland
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    If you’re not on LinkedIn, you’re committing career suicide! © Jakub Jirsák – Fotolia.com That is a message I share often with clients and others in my network. Key decision makers, be they HR professionals or executive recruiters, will tell you that if they don’t find you on LinkedIn, it raises a lot of scepticism of what you might be hiding. LinkedIn is primarily a business networking tool, which can also deliver huge value to your career management and advancement, especially when you remember that close to 80% of jobs here in Canada are found through networking. Active…
  • 5 Things to Look for in a Career Coach

    Martin Buckland
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    © andrewgenn – Fotolia.com As an executive in today’s corporate landscape, you are likely to change jobs many times throughout your career. That means you cannot rely on your employer(s) to manage your career, you must take control. Being in control does not mean you have to figure everything out for yourself. There are career professionals for every part of the career management process, helping you define your strengths, create a personalized career plan, communicate your personal brand, improve your leadership skills and business performance, boost your networking proficiency…
  • Choose the Best Job for Your Strengths

    Martin Buckland
    29 Dec 2014 | 4:00 am
    The emotional rollercoaster of career transition can be discouraging, and it’s even worse when you’re not quite sure where you belong. Rest assured, there IS a place for everyone, and there is a job where you can be happy; you don’t have to be unhappy like so many people out there. © tiero – Fotolia.com To find your place you have to know who you are – your passions, skills, strengths and attributes, and where you fit in amongst the competition. Yet countless people can’t articulate these things about themselves. Today there are various tools and experts to help you uncover…
 
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  • Interview with Lindsey Dal Porto, Technical Recruiter and Sourcer

    lewis
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:39 pm
    Lindsey Dal Porto is the technical recruiter and sourcer for BetterWorks. BetterWorks is an enterprise goals platform for driving operational excellence and providing powerful insights about how work gets done.Before BetterWorks, Lindsey worked at FitBit and Living Social. Lindsey graduated from the University of California, Berkeley with a bachelor’s degree in political science and Italian. I had a chance to chat with Lindsey about a unique recruiting tool she uses called the Legends List and how candidates can get on that list. Lindsey, thanks for taking the time to be with us today.
  • The One Interview Question to Evaluate a Candidate’s Ambition and Passion

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

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

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

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

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    Avis Budget Group - Orlando, FL - Vehicle Return Associate Full-Time Jan 15, 2015 Job Description Are you driven to help people? Are you looking to accelerate your career into the fast lane? Then Avis Budget Group is the place for you! Our goal is to provide “Best in Class” customer care and to foster life-long c...
  • Occupational Therapist Travel Job

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    Coquille, OR - Occupational Therapist Traveler needed for travel contract 13 week assignment. Occupational Therapist will develop a plan of care for each occupational therapy patient and provide skilled occupational therapy services in accordance with Physician orders. Benefits include but not...
  • Technician - Richmond Area

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    Custom Communications, Inc. - Richmond, VA - Ranked #1 by Dish Network, Custom Communications, Inc is the largest Satellite TV & Broadband installation company there is. We have immediate demand for technicians in your area. You must have a work van or truck & a clean criminal history. Pay: $1000 - $2500 Sign On Bonus $120...
  • Travel PICU Registered Nurse (RN)

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    Honolulu, HI - We are a national staffing agency that partners with premier healthcare facilities across the country to match your professional experience with their needs at a critical time. We work to be the staffing agency of choice for both healthcare professionals who strive to achieve the...
  • ERP/Logistics Consultant

    25 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
    abas-USA - Sterling, VA - ERP/Logistics Consultant Location: Sterling, VA Job Type: Full Time Company Description: You don’t have to look hard to find what makes abas-USA innovative, progressive and pioneering. It’s people, both our employees and our customers. People whose ideas, diligence and ex...
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  • Thanks to Harvard Alum, Juilliard Gets a Career Services Center

    22 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    Today, New York City's Juilliard School, the renowned dance, drama, and music conservatory, announced that it has received a $5 million donation to create the Alan D. Marks Center for Career Services and Entrepreneurship. It will be the school's first official career services center.
  • Don't Want to be a Desk Jockey? Try These 7 Alternative Careers

    22 Jan 2015 | 4:57 am
    Are you bored out of your mind even considering a 9-5 behind the confines of a desk? Sitting at a desk in a cubicle isn't for everyone. There are plenty of career options out there that are interesting and keep you out in the field. Some require extensive education while others have lower average salaries. But, if experiencing new things or places is what you want from a career, then, according to Vault contributor JT Ripton, these seven positions might just be perfect for you.
  • 49 Interview Questions Top Accounting Firms Ask

    21 Jan 2015 | 9:27 am
    Since December, Vault has been asking accounting professionals across the U.S. to tell us what it's like to work for their firms. So far, we've surveyed about 6,000 accounting professionals, and one of the questions we've been asking has to do with interviews. Specifically, we've been asking accountants to tell us the questions that they were asked during interviews with their firms. And, to that end, below you'll find 49 common interview questions that top accounting firms ask.
  • Have you got stories about love (or lust!) in the workplace?

    21 Jan 2015 | 7:18 am
    Have you got stories to share about love (or lust!) in the workplace? Don't be shy … that's what Vault's Office Romance Survey is for. Vault.com is renowned for its thorough, substantive research and insights into the vital matters facing today's workforce. It is in that tradition that we invite you to our latest survey, which deals with that most pressing subject: Love.
  • The State of the Union: Can Government Help America's Workers?

    21 Jan 2015 | 2:37 am
    "We are a strong, tight-knit family who has made it through some very hard times." The central theme of the domestic portion of President Obama's penultimate State of the Union speech last night was all about the progress the economy has made since the darkest days of the recession, coupled with a few ideas-most of which are unlikely to make it through Congress alive-about where to go from here.
 
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    AOL Jobs

  • DreamWorks Animation Cuts One Movie A Year And 500 Jobs

    Erik Sherman
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:28 am
    A string of disappointments and falling stock prices has resulted in restructuring by animation studio DreamWorks, according to an SEC filing. The company will eliminate 500 positions out of the 2,200 who worked at the company, a number from the 2013 annual report. According to Deadline Hollywood, the company's stock has lost close to 40 percent of its value over the last year. The reason has been the poor box office performance of such movies as Turbo, Rise of the Guardians, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, and Penguins of Madagascar. "The number one priority for DreamWorks Animation's core film…
  • Take Your Genius to the Super Bowl: Wisdom and Youth

    John Hoover
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:12 am
    AP It's the lull before the storm--the middle week between the divisional playoffs and the world championship of United States football. Take time to reflect. You're supposed to be thinking about business, but you want to think about football. So, why not think about both? Think about what it takes to win the big one in business or sports. What does it take to come off as the genius and not the chump? According to playwright Edgar Lee Masters, "Genius is wisdom and youth." What happened when wisdom met youth in Foxboro? What happened when youth met wisdom in Seattle? In Foxboro, wisdom ate…
  • America Now Has a '50 Shades of Grey' Teddy Bear

    Mack Gelber
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:55 am
    NECN When you think of the 50 Shades of Grey franchise, the first things that come to mind are probably handcuffs, bondage gear, and the image of someone attempting to awkwardly hide the cover of their paperback on your commute. We're willing to bet that, barring any S&M connotations we're unaware of, "teddy bear" is pretty far down the list. But leave it to Shelburne, VT company Vermont Teddy Bear to change all that with their latest concoction: a handcuff-toting Teddy bear to tie in with the 50 Shades film adaptation due out next month. Like the book's title character, Christian Grey,…
  • The New Boomerang Workers: Rehired Retirees

    Next Avenue
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:16 am
    Getty By Chris Farrell You've no doubt heard about boomerang kids who return to their parents' homes in their 20s (maybe you have one). But there's a growing group of boomerangers who are typically in their 60s: retirees who return to work part-time or on a contract basis at the same employers where they formerly had full-time jobs. If you'll be looking for work during retirement, you might want to consider avoiding a job search and becoming one. Employers That Rehire Their Retirees A handful of employers have formal programs to rehire their retirees. The one at Aerospace Corp., which…
  • Ex-Postal Worker Says He 'Got Lazy,' Failed to Deliver Mail

    AP
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:51 am
        EUGENE, Ore. (AP) - A former U.S. Postal Service worker who failed to deliver nearly 1,000 pieces of mail has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor mail obstruction and been sentenced to a year of probation. The Register-Guard reports that 27-year-old Alex Douma was also ordered Wednesday to pay a $500 fine. He entered his plea in federal court in Eugene, Oregon. While most of the mail found last summer in two bins on his front porch was junk mail, there were also 27 voter ballots from last May's primary election and more than 200 items of first-class and standard mail. Douma worked at a post…
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  • New This Week at ILostMyJob.com (1/5/15 – 1/9/15)

    ilostmyjob
    4 Jan 2015 | 5:20 pm
    Start this New Year Right!! 2 Great New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday January 6th 11am CST: Re-THINK! The Brand Called “YOU”: Your Personal Branding Session with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8438694932139497473 What if you were what every company wanted? What if you were the perfect brand? It’s crucial when you interview for a job to be able to distinguish yourself from every other candidate. Your part in the interview is to articulate why they should hire you. Who are they hiring? What is…
  • New This Week at ILostMyJob.com (11/17/14 – 11/21/14)

    ilostmyjob
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:08 am
    4 Great New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday November 18th 11am CST: The Best Interview Strategy for Results with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/823317489 I hear the excitement when people say, “I have an interview!” Everything it takes to get to this important point in the job search, all of the work and effort of finding your target, planning, knowing your unique value, networking, writing your resume, finding the ideal positions, sending your resume, following up….and now…. you have an interview! Preparation…
  • New This Week at ILostMyJob.com (11/10/14 – 11/14/14)

    ilostmyjob
    10 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    2 New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Wednesday November 12th 2:00pm CST: Creating a powerful online identity for job search with Kathy Bernard Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/520496097 Want a strong online presence to get a job or further your career? The prospect can seem overwhelming if you aren’t terribly savvy on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. In just 60 minutes, you will … - Learn the basics of having an online presence — shared in an easy and informative format where you can get the answers you need. –…
  • New This Week at ILostMyJob.com (10/20/14 – 10/24/14)

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

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

  • Reputation Management — Building Your Brand!

    Deborah Thomas-Nininger
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    People are often surprised by what they hear that has been said behind their backs….! I emphasize as part of my Reputation Management theme, the better one manages his or her reputation, the less likely such surprises will occur. So what comprises a reputation? I stress it is so much more than one’s professional expertise and academic accomplishments. It includes attitude, approachability, verbal presence, sense of style, reliability, attention to detail, kindness, flexibility, global awareness, business etiquette usage, ability to mix and mingle, etc. We admire those who always seem to…
  • 5 Tips For Effective Multigenerational Employee Recognition

    David Sturt
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    Here’s a surprise about managing multigenerational workforces: when it comes to being recognized for their hard work, the “generations” are remarkably similar. A 2013 O.C. Tanner Institute global research study found that all employees, regardless of age, are far more engaged, driven and connected to the company when they’re recognized for their contributions. They have better work relationships too. The following statistics from the study show just a couple examples of the consistent value of recognition across generations. Drive and determination Strong Recognition Programs: 88% of…
  • #TChat Preview: How Authentic Storytelling Impacts Talent Strategies

    TalentCulture Team + Guests
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:05 am
    The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back live on Wednesday, January 28, 2015, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). The #TChat radio portion runs the first 30 minutes from 7-7:30 pm ET, followed by the #TChat Twitter chat from 7:30-8 pm ET. Last week we talked about how to manage the softer skills of your personal brand. This week we’re going to talk about how authentic storytelling in the workplace impacts talent strategies. Content marketing will no doubt be a 2015 buzzword. You create content to connect with customers, employees, and potential future employees and everything will be just dandy.
  • #TChat Recap: How Body Language Powers Your Brand

    Meghan M. Biro
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    How Body Language Powers Your Brand  I think etiquette is old school. There, I said it. With so many ways to communicate, is the idea of etiquette too confining in the Social Age? Etiquette may be old school, but good manners still matter. Soft skills are the new differentiators in personal branding. In a blink of an eye, we can fell valued or dismissed on social. This week on #TChat: Deborah Thomas-Nininger, founder of DTN Productions International-Hallmark of Etiquette, joined our social community and shared her knowledge on body language and its electrifying brand affects. People respond…
  • In Management, Stupidity Is An Advantage

    Justin Locke
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:00 pm
    We live in a world laced with smartism, i.e., a universal presumption that being smart is better than being stupid. But in the modern work world, at least in management, it is better to be stupid than smart. Realizing that this goes against everything you have ever been taught, here are just a few of the ways that stupidity and ignorance are superior approaches to management tasks: 1) The Dumber You Look, The More Stuff People Tell You. If people think you are smarter than they are, they won’t tell you anything, because they will assume that you already know everything. This may include…
 
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  • OFCCP Week In Review: January 23, 2015

    John C. Fox
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    The “OFCCP Week in Review” is a simple, fast and direct summary of relevant happenings in the OFCCP regulatory environment published every Friday. Here are this week’s developments: JULY 16, 2014 CSALS NOT RETIRED AT THE END OF FY 2014: The tradition at OFCCP the last several years had been to retire the CSAL lists of coming potential audits at the end of each OFCCP Fiscal Year (FY 2015 began October 1, 2014). This year, however, OFCCP is still continuing to issue audit Scheduling Letters in FY 2015 based on OFCCP’s July 16, 2014 CSAL list and despite OFCCP’s Fall CSALs. NOTE: There…
  • How to Enhance Your Disability Outreach Strategy

    Nancy Holland
    22 Jan 2015 | 5:49 am
    The beginning of a new year brings a lot of opportunities for organizations to examine their own disability outreach practices and evaluate their effectiveness. In addition, the OFCCP’s new regulations for 503 require that federal contractors undertake appropriate outreach and positive recruitment activities to effectively recruit qualified individuals with disabilities. Many of DirectEmployers’ Member companies have best in class outreach and recruitment activities for hiring people with disabilities. Two key components that have led to success for these organizations include…
  • DirectEmployers Forms New Alliance with Easter Seals, Further Encouraging Disability and Veteran Hiring Initiatives

    DirectEmployers Association
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    Partnership launches online job portal for veterans and individuals with disabilities INDIANAPOLIS, January 21, 2015 –– DirectEmployers Association, the leading nonprofit provider and OFCCP compliance solution and recruitment marketing tools, is continuing to bridge the gap between employers and the disability and veteran community through a national partnership with Easter Seals, a nonprofit organization committed to helping individuals with disabilities and veterans achieve their goals and gain meaningful employment. Through this partnership, DirectEmployers is also launching a job…
  • Employer Spotlight Series: American Heart Association

    DirectEmployers Association
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    The Employer Spotlight Series is an effort to showcase the employment opportunities at different DirectEmployers Member companies. Today we’re taking a look at the American Heart Association. Founded by six cardiologists in 1924, the American Heart Association is one of the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organizations devoted to fighting cardiovascular diseases and stroke. With over 22.5 millions volunteers and supporters, American Heart Association funds innovative research, helps to fight for stronger public health policies and provide the lifesaving tools and information to save…
  • OFCCP Week in Review: January 16, 2015

    John C. Fox
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:30 pm
    COMPENSATION UPDATE: OFCCP started the new year aggressively in audits by making increasingly more detailed and more numerous compensation data requests of contractors. The latest we have seen is a 29-point questionnaire up from the originally published 14 point questionnaire years ago and the 18 point questionnaire very popular last year and the 22 point questionnaire occasionally sighted in the waning days of 2014. Is bigger and longer better? CONCILIATION REQUIRED?: The EEOC faced tough questioning in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday of this week in Mach Mining v. EEOC, one of the most…
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    UIAA ACC Blog

  • Practice How To Give A Nice Firm Handshake

    22 Jan 2015 | 2:04 pm
    There is nothing worse than greeting an interviewer with a weak, limp, half handed handshake. Professionals will frequently say a nice firm handshake leaves a positive first impression, but what does a nice “firm handshake” feel like? Begin by practicing with a tube of toothpaste to determine the degree of pressure to excerpt a not to hard or not to soft handshake. Do not bend or cup your fingers as this tends to grab only the top part of the person’s hand. When extending your hand, keep your wrist and fingers straight with your thumb to the side forming the letter…
  • Should I Apply For Jobs Where Qualifications Are Slightly More Elevated?

    20 Jan 2015 | 1:27 pm
    When applying for a job, the applicant does not have to have every qualification that the employer is seeking. Additionally, an opportunity that allows the candidate to stretch and learn is fine too. This might be a reason for wanting to make a switch, especially if the opportunity to grow and learn is not available at your current employer.  
  • NewYR #5: Learn Something New

    12 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
     Keeping you knowledge and skills up to date are keys to maintaining your employability. If you don't know what to learn, check out NewYR #2-4. Ask mentors and other networking contacts for recommendations or check out what you professional groups are covering.
  • NewYR #4: Attend a Professional Meeting

    7 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
     Many times, we focus all of our professional attention on our job. Regularly take time to attend professional meetings, connect with professional colleagues, learn something new, or get a fresh perspective.
  • NewYR#3: Mentor

    5 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
     Mentoring is an amazing experience for both parties. Seek out ways to mentor others through professional groups, your alma mater, and your employer.
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    SELF-PROMOTION FOR INTROVERTS

  • Let’s Redefine the Word “Introvert”

    Nancy
    7 Jan 2015 | 4:58 pm
    What does the word “introvert” mean to you? You can find various stripes of definitions, many of which are anchored by the work of Carl Jung, in the introvert literature that has become increasingly popular over the past 10+ years. Despite that, you can also find dictionary definitions with entirely different meanings—some of which further the stigma around introversion. Two bloggers recently contacted me in their campaign to leaders in the introvert community to change the following online definitions of introvert. From Google: “A shy, reticent person; a person predominantly…
  • Write and Be Seen

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

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

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

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

  • How to Find a Job in 7 Days

    Kirk Baumann
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:59 am
    Let’s face it – life happens. Sometimes, we need to find a job FAST so we can keep the heat on during these cold winters. This week’s post highlights a few ways you can kick-start the job search and potentially land a job by the end of the week. NOTE: It’s a lot of hard […]
  • Winged Migration: What a Flock of Geese Can Teach Us About Leadership

    Kirk Baumann
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:30 am
    As I was out for a run recently, I observed a flock of geese landing in a nearby field. I watched as they touched down in what seemed like a carefully choreographed dance, their wings spread wide, feet lowered as they signaled to each other with joyful honks. Nature is all around us – beautiful […]
  • Crazy Career: How to Apply Your Humanities Degree

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

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

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

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    18 Jan 2015 | 8:41 am
    What inspires you? It took me decades to be inspired by Neil Diamond – his pure, crystalline lyrics, his voice that is “gravel and potholes.” Diamond’s music feeds the soul and inspires; you connect to it; you’re compelled to sing along, with conviction. He sang the marquee song in one of my favorite movies, Here Comes the Boom, where “Holly Holy” is […] The post Making Beautiful Noise With the Stories of Your Career appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • Interview Follow-Up Letters Should Be More Than Just Polite

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    8 Jan 2015 | 6:49 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Following up in writing after a job interview may seem like an easy task. However, after the “Dear Mr./Ms. Nickels” salutation, uncertainty often prevails. What exactly should I say? While thanking the interviewer for his or her time obviously is important, being to the point with such courtesies is advisable. Maximize the […] The post Interview Follow-Up Letters Should Be More Than Just Polite appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • My 3 Words for 2015

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    1 Jan 2015 | 2:09 pm
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I sat in a quiet nook reading Hemingway’s The Paris Wife, drinking it in with big gulps, each word quenching some deep emotional, mental, intellectual thirst. I finished the book in just two days, completing the final chapter at the unusual-for-me hour of 3 a.m. My husband remarked later how I had devoured […] The post My 3 Words for 2015 appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • When Networking Becomes Negligible

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    31 Dec 2014 | 6:56 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The trendy message to network your way into a new job often drowns out an even more important directive.  While your friend or professional contact may recommend you as a perfect fit, if your qualifications meet 75% of the requirements and another non-networked candidate submits a resume that meets 98%, no matter that you were sponsored, the odds stack against […] The post When Networking Becomes Negligible appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • Why Cover Letters Are Relevant & How to Prepare Them

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:19 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter There are mixed messages in the value of a cover letter. In one instance, a recruiter proclaims, “Never waste your time on a cover letter. I never read them,” while in the next instance, in an equally insistent manner, a hiring decision maker says, “Always write an introductory letter to your resume. It […] The post Why Cover Letters Are Relevant & How to Prepare Them appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
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  • Do you have enough retirement savings?

    Krantcents
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:07 am
    Do you have enough retirement savings?  It should be no surprise than too many Americans have not saved enough for retirement.  So much has been written about baby boomers and retirement, but a Los Angeles Times  article shows how it is not limited to them.  10,000 baby boomers turn 65 years old every day and will for the next nineteen years!  Will you have enough savings for retirement? Reality Pew Charitable Trust says Generation X (38-47 year olds.) lost almost half their wealth in the great recession between 2007 and 2010.  Young baby boomers (48-57 year olds) lost nearly 28% of…
  • What is Prosperity and how do you get there?

    Krantcents
    21 Jan 2015 | 12:01 am
    Economic prosperity is not really a road!  In fact, it may not be much more than a path.  It is not a location and it can only lead you to a goal.  It is filled with many curves, dead ends, U-turns, attractions, amusements, distractions and pitfalls. Google or Yahoo maps will not help you get there!  It starts with a goal and a plan.  It is taking that dream you have and making it a reality!   What stops you?  Is it fear of the unknown or ignorance?  Ignorance can be cured, if you are willing to do something about it.  I often hear young people complain about their chosen career or…
  • Annual Checkup – Your Financial Health

    Krantcents
    19 Jan 2015 | 12:04 am
    Is your financial health important to you? If your answer is no, stop here! I learned a long time ago that I cannot influence everyone so I focus on the people who realize that my information is important to them. An annual checkup involves a physical examination, laboratory tests, vital signs and monitor any changes in health. An examination of your financial health is an opportunity to monitor your progress. Medical Checkup A medical physical involves determining your physical health and a financial checkup is an examination of your financial health. Similar to a medical checkup, it…
  • Negotiating Is Easy!

    Krantcents
    16 Jan 2015 | 12:01 am
    When you ask a question, you are negotiating!   Negotiation is a dialogue between two or more people or parties intended to reach an understanding, resolve point of difference or gain advantage in outcome of dialogue, to produce an agreement upon courses of action, to bargain for individual or collective advantage.  Don’t you negotiate all the time in your personal and professional lives? Kids know how to negotiate! When you were a child you were a natural negotiator!  Your negotiating style was fairly limited though.  It started as soon as you wanted something.  You cried and cried…
  • Can You Live without these Things?

    Krantcents
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:08 am
    I can live without these things and I am okay!!  You make New Year’s Resolutions to lose weight, set goals or budget and you need to make choices.  So it is a very relevant question!  What will you give up to achieve your goals?  It could range from dessert, sleep to exercise, dining out or entertainment.  Here are ten (10) things I can live without! This is by no means a complete list, but a sampling to start a conversation or dialog.  In almost every case, you have to make changes to achieve your goals.  It may be early retirement, weight loss, down payment for a home, start a…
 
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    The Savvy Intern by YouTern

  • 6 Tips to Maximize Your Networking Results

    Danny Rubin
    25 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Most professionals approach networking with a simple goal: meet and connect with other like-minded people. While the core objective is to expand your network, th I re’s more hidden beneath the surface of a valuable networking opportunity. Approach networking with a strategic mindset and you can reap rewards far beyond a list of email contacts and LinkedIn followers. Here’s six tips to help you make the most of networking. 1. Learn from Observation Networking is like a think-tank: there’s nothing you can’t learn from other like-minded professionals. Walk into a networking environment…
  • 9 Old-School Job Search Tips You Can’t Ignore Today

    YouTern
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    We recently came across a post on YouTern written by Dawn Rasmussen way back in 2011... well before we relied on social media so heavily for personal branding, establishing expertise and, ultimately, finding a job or internship. And it occurred to us: every single suggestion Dawn made way back then still works today...   
  • Finding it Hard to Show Soft Skills on Your Resume?

    JobScan Blog
    24 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    While known for his intellect, Sherlock Holmes' lack of people skills is well-documented. So it’s a good thing he has John Watson to teach him what those people skills, or soft skills, are: adaptability, leadership, ability to communicate, problem solving...   
  • What Soft Skills are Listed Most on LinkedIn? [Infographic]

    YouTern
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:50 am
    So what skills are job seekers listing in LinkedIn profiles faster than any others? With the world's emphasis on social and digital – not to mention gaming and mobile – you may guess that technical skills would top the list. And you might be surprised to see skills like CPR, Zumba instruction and barista among the most listed... yet there they are...   
  • The One Job Interview Question That Blows Recruiters Away

    Simply Hired
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:20 am
    Simple. Straightforward. Non-specific. Not particularly exciting. And yet this is the one question that blows recruiters away during a job interview...   
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    Job Search, Job Organization Blog | Startwire

  • The Salary Question During an Interview

    Elaina Xu
    7 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Q: How do I answer when I’m asked about my salary preferences? A: This question is tricky because answer too high and you’ll seem too expensive of a candidate. Answer too low and you’re effectively selling yourself short. Before you go into any interview, whether it be through phone or in person, make sure you perform a quick research of the position you’re interviewing for. Check your salary estimates using sites such as glassdoor.com, salary.com or payscale.com. Unfortunately, not all of these are accurate based on the level of experience you have and the importance…
  • The Strategic Value of Organizing Your Job Search

    Elaina Xu
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    If you find it hard to keep track of your job search progress and history, consider using a site dedicated to job search organization. Doing so allows you to keep your job search information all in one place. If you don’t like the idea of extra work, the good news is that these sites do most of the work for you and keep it as simple as possible. What are the benefits to organizing your job search? Keep track of your applied jobs history – the exact job title, company, and dates you applied to a job Keep track of the status of your job applications – how long it’s been…
  • 5 Tips to Get Ahead on Your Job Search

    Elaina Xu
    30 Oct 2014 | 1:53 pm
    With Daylight Saving Time ending this Sunday, don’t forget that your clocks are turning an hour back! Yes, I know what you’re thinking. What that means to many of us is… an extra hour of sleep! What are you going to do with this extra hour? If you’re in the midst of a job search and want to spend some of this hour to help you get ahead on your job search, read on for these quick and easy tricks. Fluff up Your LinkedIn Ask a contact for a LinkedIn recommendation and tell them exactly what you’d like mentioned within the recommendation. They will appreciate this as…
  • 5 Inspirational Stories of Career Changes

    Elaina Xu
    19 Mar 2014 | 1:24 pm
    The most exciting and honestly, scary part of a career is not knowing where it can take you. We all start off our careers having a sense of certain interests we hold and fields we’d consider going into, but availability of opportunities, who we meet, how we connect to employers within the companies, and an array of many factors influence the actual result of the career we choose. For many, the path is never a clear cut one to the job that makes us truly happy. Instead, as we grow and change, we’ll discover new career passions and new opportunities. Here are 5 stories from people who…
  • Sample Resume Templates

    Elaina Xu
    21 Feb 2014 | 12:32 pm
    Looking to create a resume or update an existing one? Two popular resume formats are the chronological and functional resume. Below are sample resume templates that showcase both styles. The Chronological Resume lists your most recent occupation at the top, followed by the next most recent occupations. Below is a sample chronological resume. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________  Janice Kendley 15 State St. Boston, MA 02112| 555-555-5555 | kendleyj@example.com Experience Microsoft Corporation, NY, NY…
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    Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA

  • Lei’s New Year Aspiration – Enjoy Life

    Lei Han
    12 Jan 2015 | 7:27 am
    Happy New Year everyone!  Hope you all had a great holiday or at least one that was better than mine.   I can’t believe it’s 2015.  Usually I love holidays as it gives me time to relax, regroup, and faced the new year with renewed energy.  I didn’t have such luck this holiday season.  Work … Read More →The post Lei’s New Year Aspiration – Enjoy Life appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • I Almost Forgot to Enjoy the Holidays

    Lei Han
    22 Dec 2014 | 9:03 pm
    Wow, it’s already Christmas week and I barely had any time to enjoy it.  I have been rushing around for the last few weeks – so much to do and so little time.  Do you know the feeling?  Well, I am realizing it’s self-imposed.  I want to do everything and fit it all in.  In … Read More →The post I Almost Forgot to Enjoy the Holidays appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • How to Better Communicate Work Status to Your Boss – 4 Tips

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

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

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

  • 5 Ways to Enter an Industry Without Prior Experience

    Lucy Skipper
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Finding a job in an industry you have no previous experience of is one of the hardest career challenges there is. Employers can demand that job candidates have prior experience in their industry because the market allows them to. You’ve got to be really up for the challenge if you’re going to succeed. It’s difficult, but it’s not impossible. Here are 5 ways to make the path to success a little easier.
  • How Working Holidays Can Impact Your Working Future

    Lucy Skipper
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    For most of us a holiday is a chance to relax and refresh but it can also be a time to reflect. We can use vacations to reflect on a range of things, including the way we spend our time back home. As holidays are so precious and so different to our day-to-day lives, they provide the perfect environment for envisioning what we might want to change once we’re back home – and that change could be to do with our work life.
  • 10 Tips for When You're About to Go on Stage

    Lucy Skipper
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Some people are natural public speakers but many of us aren’t. However we feel about giving speeches or talks to an audience, we can increase the likelihood of giving a confident and engaging performance by preparing well for the occasion and following a few simple steps before we take to the stage.
  • 5 Things You Don’t Want to Get Noticed For at Work

    Lucy Skipper
    13 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Every work situation will define this subject differently but here are some generic tips on the things you don’t want to get noticed for in the workplace.
  • Animation of the Month: 8 Ways to Influence and Persuade People

    Lucy Skipper
    8 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Getting others to do what you want is a key skill to getting ahead. See how you can improve your influencing skills with this month's animation:
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    Everyday Bright

  • On Vulnerability, Going Carless, and Having a List of People You Can Call

    Jennifer Gresham
    13 Jan 2015 | 5:34 am
    One of the things I like the most about not having a car is that it forces you to be a little bit vulnerable. Sure, in this day and age, you can take advantage of ride-sharing or just rent a car. If you’re lucky enough to live in a city with public transportation, that’s another option. But there comes a time when you’ll wish you could borrow someone’s car. Why is it so hard to ask? If the number of cars that line our street during the day is any indication, there are certainly plenty available. The truth is I’ve always avoided asking for help unless it was an emergency. For…
  • 10 Ways to Feel More Joyful (In Any Season)

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

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

  • 75 of the Best, Most Inspiring Quotes on Hopes + (Following your) Dreams

    Tia
    11 Jan 2015 | 10:18 am
    Every woman’s life is the sum of all her choices, and Revlon India is here to support that. Choices by Revlon is a platform that will allow every woman to express her opinions and make her choices freely. This month, Revlon talks about Hopes & Dreams and believes that each woman should dream at whatever scale she desires, then pursue to accomplish them. Hello Darling! It’s always so fun to kick off a brand new year, isn’t it? Fresh start. Clean slate. A do-over if you will. A chance to get back on track with your goals and dreams. Let go of some old ones. Create new ones. While…
  • 75 of The Best, Most Inspiring, and Kickass Quotes on (Positive Mental) Attitude!

    Tia
    2 Jan 2015 | 12:49 pm
    Hi Gorgeous! Pic credit: Ziglar.com I’ll admit it. I had a pretty pathetic/ineffective attitude for most of 2014. It wasn’t that it was a bad year. Not at all! Amongst the major things that happened, I.. finished an epic Leadership course (that I got a scholarship for in the most magical of ways). got engaged & married the sweetest, most adorable man after dating for 3 months (post a 5 year dating drought). woke up every morning all tangled up in various cuddle positions with my man (best.feeling.ever). travelled to Paris, Madrid, Barcelona for a whirlwind and special 10…
  • G’bye 2014, Hello 2015! This is Not a Year End Review.

    Tia
    1 Jan 2015 | 6:16 am
    On December 30th, 2014, I sent out my Tuesday Sparkle Bomb email as usual. This being the last one of the year, I thought about whether I wanted to do a year end review. The answer was No. Even though it was a huge year for me. (I got a scholarship + did a Leadership course in Spain + got married). I tried to choose a word/theme of the year (they work really well + I stopped doing resolutions years ago) but nothing came. So I emailed thousands of people on the Sparkle Bomb list and said that I wasn’t going to do any such year end stuff. I would simply be grateful for 2014 and…
  • Choices by Revlon: The Dream That Came True Unconventionally

    Tia
    23 Dec 2014 | 12:09 am
    Every woman’s life is the sum of all her choices, and Revlon Indiais here to support that. Choices by Revlonis a platform that will allow every woman to express her opinions and make her choices freely. This month, Revlon talks about Hopes & Dreams and believes that each woman should dream at whatever scale she desires, then pursue to accomplish them.   Not a Gypsy but captures the feeling! Circa 1989. She was driving a white open top Gypsy. The “cool” car of the moment in India. Beautiful scenic road, deserted for miles.  The latest music blasting on the stereo.
  • Choices by Revlon {Empowerment} – What is the Relationship between Beauty and Empowerment?

    Tia
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:41 pm
    Every woman’s life is the sum of all her choices, and Revlon Indiais here to support that. Choices by Revlonis a platform that will allow every woman to express her opinions and make her choices freely. This month, Revlon talks about Empowerment. This is one of the many articles that aim to inspire women all over India in their choices about Empowerment. Log on to the Choices by Revlon app and startmaking a choicetoday. On a twitter chat for Revlon last week, I was asked a pertinent question – does being empowered mean looking beautiful or does beauty come from within? I…
 
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    Karla Porter

  • Letting Go of 2014

    Karla
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:44 pm
    It all began with a gift card I had a Barnes & Noble gift card forever in my purse. There were some books I wanted to purchass; Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for Adult Asperger Syndrome (Guides to Indivdualized Evidence Based Treatment Series) and Living Well on the Spectrum: How to Use Your Strengths to Meet the Challenges of Asperger Syndrome/High-Functioning Autism, to help me gain some additional perspective for working young adult students in a work readiness program I manage, but the Amazon.com user experience far surpasses B&N so I decided to use the gift card in the store near…
  • Living Wages Through Fair Trade

    Karla
    22 Dec 2014 | 11:01 am
    I get my share of Klout Perks. I provide honest opinions. Last year I was deluged with meat perks from McDonald’s. They claimed they knew about me but I was certain they didn’t know squat, my Twitter mini-bio has clearly said I don’t eat meat, for years. I let Klout know their algorithms were off. I don’t know if that mattered, but then I got perked with a Fair Trade USA package at holiday time. #GiveFair Don’t think for a minute that I’m just slinging you a commercial or that it’s way off topic. This box made me THINK. That’s right. Visit here often? Then you know I’m an…
  • It’s time to Talk About Neurodiversity in the Workplace

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

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

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

  • 5 Ways to Avoid Career Burnout with Julie Walraven

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:30 pm
      Career management requires constant monitoring, especially during a job search. Most job seekers must consider the time that it takes to be successful without burning out. I thought that Julie Walraven of Design Resumes wrote an article awhile ago will be useful to job seekers and those employed. Are you facing career burnout? Have you ever suffered job search burnout before? What did you experience during this time? I would love your feedback! You can participate in one of three ways: Blog: TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com (Use the send voicemail feature) Email: mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com…
  • 7 Ways Job Seekers Ambush His or Her Job Search

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:09 pm
    Today, you may discover that some of your job search efforts have become like a self-afflicted wound. Do you ever notice that old cartoons were hilarious in that way? I remember the cartoon where the Coyote would try to capture the road runner. The Coyote would always hurt himself even when he looked victorious. He would always try to ambush the road runner, but failed each time resulting in hurting himself. You may have done this in your job search. Perhaps one of these occurrences initiated by you ambushed your career aspirations and efforts: 1. Underestimating the potential relationship…
  • Job Seeker Critics, and Raise the Wage

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    12 Jan 2015 | 11:17 am
      The Muse and the National EmploNational Employment Law Project (NELP) are two useful resources. The Muse provides practical advice for all job seekers and NELP is fighting for job seekers to receive higher wages nationally, which is currently $7.25. Underemployed job seekers are fighting two battles: Finding jobs with a decent living wage and managing career choice perception of family and friends. Are you for higher minimum wage in your state? Mitchell Hirsch is the low wage and unemployment  advocate for the National Employment Law Project. It is a not-for-profit, non-partisan…
  • Salary Negotiation Tools and Advice for Your Career

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:49 pm
    By the end of this episode, you’re likely to be sick of all the money and opportunity you previously left on the table. On a regular basis, I see clients well into their careers fail to negotiate. Let today be your last day by listening and implementing the strategies highlighted in this show. Potentially, you could raise your salary negotiation IQ because you asked. I love hearing from you, as always, to give feedback to all subjects we discuss on the show including this one. There are three ways to reach me with comments about your experiences in salary negotiation:   Email me…
  • 10 Job Search Tools We’re Grateful for This Holiday Season

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

  • In the News! 100 Companies for Telecommuting Jobs, & More!

    Jen Blais
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:48 am
    Big news this week in the land of flexible jobs! Check out the 100 top companies for telecommuting jobs, an interview with FlexJobs' CEO, and more! The post In the News! 100 Companies for Telecommuting Jobs, & More! appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • How to Work from Home Without Losing the Home Part

    Megan Totka
    25 Jan 2015 | 2:39 am
    Are the lines between work a life blurry? If you want to know how to work from home while separating your work life and personal life, check out these tips! The post How to Work from Home Without Losing the Home Part appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 8 Benefits from Working in a Coworking Space

    Jessica Howington
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:53 am
    Are you looking for an escape from your cubical or home office? Working in a coworking space offers these eight benefits to help you find work-life balance! The post 8 Benefits from Working in a Coworking Space appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 12 Great Flexible Jobs in STEM Fields

    Adrianne Bibby
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:33 am
    STEM based jobs are no stranger to flexible work options. If you are interested in any of the STEM fields, check out these flexible jobs in STEM! The post 12 Great Flexible Jobs in STEM Fields appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 20 Great Websites for Freelance Writers

    Jessica Howington
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:32 am
    There's more to freelance writing than putting pen to paper. If you are looking for resources and support, check out these websites for freelance writers! The post 20 Great Websites for Freelance Writers appeared first on FlexJobs.
 
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  • Weekly Wrap-Up: 2015 Workplace Trends

    Olivia Adams
    22 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Mobile Media Devices Every Thursday, the Come Recommended Career & HR Blog ends the week with a wrap-up, bringing you the top news from the week for job seekers and employers. These articles highlight the latest trends in the industry. JOB & INTERNSHIP SEEKERS 35 Costly Job Search Mistakes You Might Still Be Making: USA Today rounds up costly job search mistakes many job seekers make. Read more.  More Jobs? Yes. More Pay? Maybe. Although the job market is slowly improving, there are still concerns that wages won’t bounce back. Read more. LinkedIn Looks to…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Recycle Your Blog Content In 2015

    Olivia Adams
    22 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Image Credit: Mobile Media Devices Every Thursday, the Come Recommended PR Blog ends the week with a wrap-up, bringing you the top news from the week about public relations and content marketing. These articles will highlight the latest trends in the industry to help you stay up-to-date on the PR world. CONTENT MARKETING Traditional Media for Content Marketing: Pros, Cons, Examples and Best Practices: How many times has traditional media been pronounced dead in the past decade? We’ve lost count, right? While there is no denying that TV, newspapers and radio have lost a ton of ground to…
  • Find Your Dream Job With Whitetruffle

    Olivia Adams
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Whitetruffle Finding your dream job is tough. With a little help from Whitetruffle, you can make it possible for your dream employer to find you! Whitetruffle, a job matching platform, helps job seekers anonymously connect with their dream employers. Employers are given the opportunity view candidate profiles and initiate the interview process with talent. How Whitetruffle works Once a job seeker creates a profile, employers can view their skills, experience, and their ideal dream job. If a match is made, employers can contact candidates and schedule a job interview. For job…
  • How To Succeed In Mobile Content Marketing

    Olivia Adams
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:30 am
    Image Credit: Mobile devices image from Bigstock. When was the last time you consumed a piece of news? Were you watching the 6 o’clock news, or were you scrolling through your Twitter feed on your smartphone? Chances are, you discovered the latest news from your mobile device. Mobile is the preferred device for consuming content in 2015. With more than one billion people accessing the Internet from their mobile device, mobile content marketing will continue to influence the way brands connect with their target audience. As you plan your content marketing strategy for 2015, it’s…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Best Jobs Of 2015

    Olivia Adams
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Mobile Media Devices Every Thursday, the Come Recommended Career & HR Blog ends the week with a wrap-up, bringing you the top news from the week for job seekers and employers. These articles highlight the latest trends in the industry. JOB & INTERNSHIP SEEKERS Do You Know How Much You’re Worth? Knowing what you’re worth not only helps ensure you get paid fairly, but also better situates you to negotiate your salary. Read more.  U.S. News & World Report Announces Best Jobs of 2015: Some of the best jobs in 2015 include dentists, software developers, and…
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    Jobberman Insider

  • 10 Reasons No One Will Hire You

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    15 Jan 2015 | 1:45 am
    In an ideal world, the job would go to the most qualified candidate. However, there are many reasons why you might not get hired for a job – even if you have all of the skills and experience to successfully do the work.Here are ten reasons other than your qualifications why employers won’t hire you:You aren’t very savvy on social mediaWhen you’re looking for a job, social media is more media than it is social. Remember that anything you publish has the potential to be broadcast to unforeseen audiences. Even if you have strict privacy settings, it is possible for someone inside your…
  • Here are The Top Job Search Tips for 2015

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    9 Jan 2015 | 5:34 am
    1. Be patient, but have a planIn a good economy, the average entry-level job search can take from three to six months. In a poor economy, it takes even longer. There may be fewer opportunities available, and even if they have opportunities, employers may be cautious about filling them because of budget concerns. In addition, the hiring process can be lengthy because there are so many steps involved (the application process. . . the first interview. . . several follow-up interviews. . . a background or reference check. . . the offer. . . the acceptance). Start early to develop your resume,…
  • Check Out Our New Headquarters at Marina, Lagos!

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    8 Jan 2015 | 6:12 am
    We’re very excited about our new office at 214 Broad Street, Marina, Lagos. Our new work space encourages our staff to engage in a wide range of focused, collaborative and productive work.The new office is blessed with a panoramic view of Lagos Marina and laced with brand-new furniture, a cosy lounge and a themed café. The overall ambience is comparable to those of top technology companies in San Francisco and New York.Find some beautiful pictures of the office below:  The post Check Out Our New Headquarters at Marina, Lagos! appeared first on Jobberman Insider.
  • 6 Ways Successful Teams Are Built To Last

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:37 am
    It takes great leadership to build great teams. Leaders  who are not  afraid to course correct, make the difficult decisions and establish standards of performance that are constantly  being met – and improving at all times.   Whether in the workplace, professional sports, or your local community, team building requires a keen understanding of people, their strengths and what gets them excited to work with others.   Team building requires the management of egos and their constant demands for attention and recognition – not always warranted.   Team building is both an art and a…
  • How to Stand Out at the Workplace

    Micheal Okeje
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:28 am
    Create a personal brand that helps you stand out in the workplace.People may have differing reasons for wanting to stand out at work. Some employees might want consideration for a promotion to supervisor or another role. Others may want to get noticed for hard work and dedication to the job. Employees can have difficulty setting themselves apart from the crowd, especially if nearly everyone has the same general ambitions — even in small businesses that might employ anywhere from five to 50 people. Standing out often involves blending in and conforming to the workplace itself.Be…
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  • 3 Ways to Improve Productivity by Reducing Sick Leave

    Seb Atkinson
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    How much does sick leave cost your business each year? Or, how much does it cost to have unwell employees coming in and spreading their illness to other members of staff? According to the IBI, illness costs the US economy $576 billion per year - $227 billion comes from lost productivity due to absenteeism, while […]
  • Ways HR Can Develop Positive Workplace Culture

    Eric Philips
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Hiring employees that fit in with the workplace culture, is one topic for discussion, and making sure that the culture is well-maintained and positive, is another. You won’t get lucky every time you hire someone new to contribute to the workplace environment. What about that menace of a worker an organization hires every now and […]
  • Predictive Analytics

    Sharen Stuart
    18 Jan 2015 | 7:40 pm
    Predictive Analytics: “To Know Our Employees as well as We Know Our Customers.” If you own or manage a business, one thing occupying your mind must be to find and add great employees to your team. Hiring good employees is not a major problem but retaining them is most certainly one of the things that […]
  • Software training and ROI: How does your company benefit?

    Angela Nino
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Return on investment (ROI) is the bottom line that many groups use to make strategic decisions. In most industries, it is important to justify and account for everything that we do as a solid investment for our company. In a 2013 article by the ROI institute, author Gary M. Stern notes that "92 out of […]
  • A Key to Strategy Execution: Leadership

    Rosanna Nadeau, SPHR
    11 Jan 2015 | 6:00 pm
    Leadership is widely recognized as including a broad set of skills critical for individual and organizational success. It’s so critical a skillset that articles about it are ubiquitous:  we are ever-diligent in reading, writing and discussing definitions of leadership, leadership attributes, who are the best leaders and what great leaders do and don’t do. But, what is Leadership? Kevin […]
 
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    Executive Resume Services

  • Are You Looking For A Way To Improve Your Job Skills?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:01 am
    Many of us need a little help learning the new skills that are a part of today’s workplace. Fortunately, there’s a way to get some of that education for free — the MOOC, or Massive Open Online Course. The challenge is finding the right course for your circumstances, and not being overwhelmed by the task. Many of the top universities offer MOOCs, but just because it’s good content doesn’t mean it’s good for you. Do Your Research Take the time to read reviews and carefully consider what your goals are. For instance, the emphasis on internet marketing in every…
  • Take LinkedIn To The Next Level With These Tips

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    15 Jan 2015 | 2:19 pm
    I hope that by now you have a LinkedIn profile because this social media platform is one of the best ways to keep your career viable — if you use it wisely. But once you have completed your profile and started exploring your options, how do you decide what is a good thing to do? And how do you figure out how to do it? Search Engine Journal has recently given us some good ideas in Kristi Hines’ 10 LinkedIn Tips and Strategies You Need To Know. These are helpful suggestions that may be exactly what you are looking for: How to unsubscribe from blog posts — a great help in…
  • Would You Wear An Executive Power Symbol?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    13 Jan 2015 | 9:23 am
    Why do the powerful prefer to look obviously different than the rest of us? Power symbols — those accessories that indicate status and authority — do vary according to the context. A number of years ago at a Presidential Inauguration it was striking to see that Republicans and Democrats clearly had preferred outerwear, but the wool dress coats and cowboy hats of the one party were just as expensive as the down parkas and accessories of the other. Equal in price, quality, and impressiveness but different in look and definitely different than the rest of the crowd standing in the…
  • The Top 5 Skills Sought By Employers In 2014 (and what that means for 2015)

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    7 Jan 2015 | 6:46 pm
    Did you ever wonder what the global job market is actually looking for? LinkedIn is in a unique position to find out, so after analyzing over 330 million LinkedIn member profiles, they came up with The 25 Hottest Professional Skills of 2014. Of that 25, the top 5 are: Statistical Analysis and Data Mining Middleware and Integration Software Storage Systems and Management Network and Information Security SEO/SEM Marketing What This Means For 2015 These were the top 5 skills that employers and recruiters were looking for last year. These are the skills that got people hired. Does that mean you…
  • Practical Tips For Holiday Job Hunting

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    29 Dec 2014 | 9:18 am
    The holidays and the end of the year are already times that most of us consider more stressful than other seasons. But for some, the stress isn’t from finding the perfect gift — it’s from finding yourself unemployed. Whether it is the result of end-of-year layoffs or you have been searching for a job for some time, this time of year is challenging when there isn’t a regular paycheck in the works. Dave Ramsey, the financial guy, just gave us 7 Practical Tips for Dealing With Job Loss at Christmas and his suggestions are actually practical any time of year: cut back…
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    The Career Coach

  • COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID DEADLINES…2015/16 SCHOOL YEAR

    The Career Closet
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:42 pm
    Below is the official list from FAFSA.gov on the deadline dates for financial aid documents in all states. Be sure to follow this list and get your FAFSA paperwork in on time. REMEMBER: if you’ve already been accepted to a … Continue reading →
  • COLLEGE FINANCIAL AID FORMS ARE DUE SOON…STATE BY STATE LISTING BELOW

    The Career Closet
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    I did my usual research on financial aid, based on questions and comments I get from high schoolers and their parents about what is needed for financial aid. Based that I found this information on fafsa.gov, a website I’m sure … Continue reading →
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    Welcome to the Career Psychologist

  • Values and Vulnerabilities

    Rob
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:29 am
    This is a guest post by the brilliant Dr Nic Hooper. Let me tell you about the last few days of my life. Day 1 On Thursday morning I travelled to the University of Chester to give an invited talk about my work on Relational Frame Theory (RFT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Day 2 On Friday, in a number of productive meetings, I built research collaborations with brilliant people in the Psychology Department at Chester. Day 3 On Saturday morning I drove to the BBC studios in Bristol to give a radio interview about ACT. In the world of academia, this is about as rock n roll as it…
  • New Case Study – Lana Novak

    Nimita Shah
    18 Nov 2014 | 11:52 am
    Hello Lana! What were you doing prior to coming to The Career Psychologist? I was working as an Art Director in advertising for over 10 years. I then had my daughter and suddenly my work/career outlook changed completely. Why did you originally come to The Career Psychologist? After having my daughter I realised that I did not want to work in an office full time. I tried changing my schedule to 4 days a week but my employer wasn’t very supportive. Having a child brought my long-running discontent with my work to the front of my mind and I decided to quit my job and try to figure out…
  • Cultivating your own Dream Team

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

  • 3 Psychological Hacks to Give You an Upper Hand When Asking for a Raise

    Daniel Sullivan
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Chances are that you already know that psychology goes a long way in sales. You may have also heard how psychology helps when you’re networking. But did you know that you can also use psychology to better your chances of getting a raise? A quick note here, knowing about psychology is not about manipulating the other person into get what you want. It’s about knowing how the mind works so that you can ease situations that can cause a lot of anxiety while getting others to collaborate with you. Use our tips below to give yourself an upper hand when asking for a raise.   Using their own…
  • Are you ruining your chances of getting a raise?

    Daniel Sullivan
    23 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    With January just around the corner you’re probably already thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. I’m willing to bet that “make more money” is toward the top of your list. But before you walk into your boss’ office asking for a raise you may want to check yourself. The truth is you could easily ruin your chances of getting a raise if you aren’t careful. If you’re exhibiting any of the following signs or behaviors you may have some work to do before you can ease your chances of getting that raise.   Feeling entitled to a raise. I’ve previously mentioned how executive…
  • Healthy IT Economy Means Businesses Are Spending and Hiring Again

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

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

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

  • The Trait You Really Need to Get Ahead in Your Career

    Amit Puri - Managing Consultant, Sandbox Advisors
    24 Jan 2015 | 9:08 pm
    The Trait You Really Need to Get Ahead in Your Career: Sometimes intangible characteristics go a reall...Source: www.themuse.com
  • How to make business networking less painful

    Amit Puri - Managing Consultant, Sandbox Advisors
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:40 pm
    You’re not alone if you hate business networking. Many people cringe even the slightest thought of it. However, networking and building relationships has countless benefits for your career, including: Generating new business. Exchanging ideas. Staying in the loop, within your function and industry. Career advancement. Help with finding a job. And if done in a […]
  • Hiring Expectations for Singapore in the First Half of 2015

    Amit Puri - Managing Consultant, Sandbox Advisors
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:50 pm
    As per the recruitment firm Hudson, for employees in Singapore seeking new jobs in the first half of 2015, hiring expectations are mixed. Certain industries have been affected by the slowdown of growth after demand from Eurozone and China has recently decreased. However, certain industries will prosper along with the economic growth in the United […]
  • Discover If Your Skills Are Demanded in the 2015 Singapore Job Market

    Amit Puri - Managing Consultant, Sandbox Advisors
    13 Jan 2015 | 8:19 pm
    Singapore’s economy is projected to grow by 3 percent in 2015. According to Hays as more jobs are added and more companies seek talented employees a wide variety of jobs are expected to be created. Companies will seek skilled Singaporean workers. Because the government has a stricter policy on hiring foreign talent, many companies will […]
  • 4 Bits of Career Advice You Should Probably Brush Aside

    George NR
    12 Jan 2015 | 5:24 pm
    You have decided to put your career under a microscope and make the changes that will get you moving in the right direction. Whether you feel your career is stagnant or you are simply not getting any satisfaction from your current direction, it is always good to stop and reassess where you are headed to […]
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    Movin' On Up

  • Thanks for Joining Us for Our Online Educational Event

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Our “New Year, New Job” online educational event was held on Wednesday, Jan. 21, and we want to thank everyone who participated! We had more than 1,500 people register for the event! Guests were able to view informational videos, download helpful job search materials, and check out available jobs at Express. There were also chat features available, including live chats with recruiters and leadership experts. If you missed the event, you can still check out the virtual environment through February. You can watch videos and download material, but please note that the chat functions are no…
  • New Year, New Job – Today Is the Day!

    admin
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Are you ready for that new job and perfect career? If so, today is the day you’ve been waiting for. The new educational online event by  Express Employment Professionals, “New Year, New Job,” is an exclusive, free event designed to help you learn everything you need to know about job hunting, resources for your job search, leadership lessons, and best practices. The “New Year, New Job” online event is today, and you can sign up right now from the comfort of your own computer to gain skills and enhance your chances of getting hired. Besides learning all about the job hunt,…
  • Be a Leader on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    admin
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:20 am
    One of the greatest leaders in American history was Martin Luther King, Jr. His leadership, influence, and impact on the civil rights movement was so memorable that he has a day dedicated in his honor – Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Observed on the third Monday of January, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a federal holiday marking the birthday of the fallen leader and offering a way to honor his contributions to American society. To date, King is the only non-president to receive a national holiday dedicated in his honor. Martin Luther King, Jr. remains famous for his role in the modern…
  • Be a Mentor at Any Age

    admin
    16 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Did you ever have a teacher or a friend who – no matter what happened – believed in you and wanted you to succeed? Did that person give you advice, encouragement, and guidance? Did you look up to that person and become better thanks to the attention they gave you? If so, you are probably one of many people who had a mentor! Mentors are invaluable, and many people have had one at some time in their life. The best part is that you’re never too young to be a mentor. High school students, middle-school students, college-aged youth, and young professionals can be a mentor to someone else.
  • “Ask a Recruiter” Advice Column Coming Soon

    admin
    14 Jan 2015 | 6:52 am
    Here on the Movin’ On Up blog, we strive to provide readers with useful, timely, and informative content that can help improve job searches, interviews, resumes, and more. While it’s our goal to help job seekers better prepare for their job search, we know that we can’t always answer all of your questions. That’s why we’re introducing our new column, “Ask a Recruiter.” Like advice columns you may find in newspapers and magazines, “Ask a Recruiter” will feature questions asked by Movin’ On Up readers. Those questions will be answered by a panel of industry experts, from…
 
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    CareerFuel » Blog

  • Shark Tank Lessons For Job Seekers

    G Peters
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:39 am
    OK, I admit it, “Shark Tank” is my latest guilty pleasure. I have been known to binge watch this reality show for hours on a weekend or holiday afternoon. For those of you not familiar with this phenomenon, “The Tank” allows inventors and entrepreneurs to appear before a group of millionaire investors in an attempt to secure financial and intellectual backing for their endeavors. The so-called sharks – who risk their own money to support the people who make their pitches — are folks like Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks, Kevin O’Leary, founder of O’Leary Financial…
  • 50 Over 50: Now There’s Something To Light Your Hair On Fire About

    G Peters
    13 Nov 2014 | 8:43 am
    Maybe it’s because I’m old, or prideful, or envious, but if I see one more article with a headline that reads something like “The 40 Under 40 to Watch,” or “30 Difference Makers Under 30,” I might just light my hair on fire. Perhaps it’s the company I keep on the Internet or the magazines I read, but there isn’t a week that goes by that I don’t see at least one of these stories chronicling the exploits of the 30- and 40-somethings. To me, not only is it ageist, it also smacks of lazy journalism. Should we be shocked that someone is able to process higher thought just because…
  • How to Work from Home Without Running Afoul of the IRS

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

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

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

  • How to Change Careers from One Industry to Another

    Nicole Cavazos
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:14 am
    There's no reason to stay in a dead-end job or career you hate. Take control of your situation and learn how to change careers with this simple plan. The post How to Change Careers from One Industry to Another appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • 2015 Employment Labor Laws: What You Need to Know

    Matt Krumrie
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:54 pm
    With every year there are new federal and state and local labor laws employers, HR professionals and recruiters must understand. What's new for 2015? The post 2015 Employment Labor Laws: What You Need to Know appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • 5 Ways to Save Time During Your Job Search

    Nicole Cavazos
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:57 am
    Looking for a job can be full-time work. But what if you’re not using your time wisely? Here are some tips that will lead to a more efficient job search. The post 5 Ways to Save Time During Your Job Search appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • Recruiting Out-of-State Job Candidates

    Matt Krumrie
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:42 am
    Technology continues to change the recruiting industry, but there are still challenges for recruiters looking to interview and hire out-of-state candidates The post Recruiting Out-of-State Job Candidates appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • The Ten Worst Job Interview Mistakes

    Nicole Cavazos
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:44 am
    Ever wonder why, despite your stellar qualifications and numerous interviews, you keep getting turned down for jobs? It could be bad job interview habits. The post The Ten Worst Job Interview Mistakes appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
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  • 3 Psychological Hacks to Give You an Upper Hand When Asking for a Raise

    Daniel Sullivan
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Chances are that you already know that psychology goes a long way in sales. You may have also heard how psychology helps when you’re networking. But did you know that you can also use psychology to better your chances of getting a raise? A quick note here, knowing about psychology is not about manipulating the other person into get what you want. It’s about knowing how the mind works so that you can ease situations that can cause a lot of anxiety while getting others to collaborate with you. Use our tips below to give yourself an upper hand when asking for a raise.   Using their own…
  • Are you ruining your chances of getting a raise?

    Daniel Sullivan
    23 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    With January just around the corner you’re probably already thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. I’m willing to bet that “make more money” is toward the top of your list. But before you walk into your boss’ office asking for a raise you may want to check yourself. The truth is you could easily ruin your chances of getting a raise if you aren’t careful. If you’re exhibiting any of the following signs or behaviors you may have some work to do before you can ease your chances of getting that raise.   Feeling entitled to a raise. I’ve previously mentioned how executive…
  • Healthy IT Economy Means Businesses Are Spending and Hiring Again

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

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

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

  • 3 Ways to Maximize Employee Relations & Post-Hire Value

    Eyal Steiner
    6 Jan 2015 | 6:17 am
    Employee Relations’ Role in New Hire Onboarding. The recruitment process is among some of the most complex processes any organization has. It requires deep integration of recruiters with talent management functions, hiring managers, brand marketing functions, candidates, and in some cases with external recruiting agencies. Failure to maintain these relationships across the board often results […] The post 3 Ways to Maximize Employee Relations & Post-Hire Value appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • 2015 Global Mobile Recruiting Awards Accepting Entries

    Greg Merrell
    5 Jan 2015 | 10:06 am
    LONDON, Jan. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Web Based Recruitment, experts in the areas of Mobile Recruitment and Recruiting Videos, confirmed that there had been strong interest in the recently announced 2015 Global Mobile Recruitment Awards. Now in their second year the awards will acknowledge those companies leading the way in the use of Mobile Recruitment and at the same […] The post 2015 Global Mobile Recruiting Awards Accepting Entries appeared first on The Recruiters Lounge.
  • How to Hook (Source) the Best in Class Candidates

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

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

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

  • Welcome Aboard Flight 2015

    Daisy Wright
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:26 am
    Welcome Aboard Flight 2015! This is both a New Years’ greeting as well as a dose of my usual Monday Rx. First of all, I am not the author of the original message, and I do pay homage to that person for his or her ingenuity. But, I thought it was such a classic New Year’s message that I decided to create this Infographic and put a slightly different spin on it. Since it’s the first Monday of the year, I think it would be a good idea to think of what’s ahead for you as you board flight 2015. Let me ask you a few questions: Have you set any specific goals for the year? If…
  • New Book: Tell Stories, Get Hired

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

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

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

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

  • New Year goals: how to get what you really want this time

    Greg Miliates
    2 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. In my last post, I asked you to tell me what your goals are for the new year. A lot of you emailed me, and I noticed most people made a key mistake. I’ll share both the mistake, and part 1 of a 2-part fix today (I’ll share the 2nd part in my next email). Before we even get started though, consider WHY you want to achieve your goals? For example, Richard M. emailed me this: I think we all share that feeling. For me, my dad died when he was 47 (shortly before I graduated from college). As I get…
  • A skyscraper nearly collapsed — what it means for you

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

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

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

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

  • Three Questions You MUST Answer Before Quitting

    benfanning
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:32 pm
    I was inspired recently when someone in Quit Alternative Training Academy sheepishly asked: “I know this isn’t very ‘Quit Alternative‘ of me…but my organization just offered a severance package for those who want to quit.  Should I stay or quit and take the severance? Great Question! First off, no matter where you go in your career the mission is always the same…create the job you love. (tweet this). Staying on this mission is so incredibly important because its empowering and keeps you in the driver’s seat of your career. Secondly, even with a severance…
  • Why You Must Take Control of Your Professional Development

    benfanning
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Take control of your own professional development. Leaving your professional development up to your boss or organization is risky because: They may never invest in it. They may guess wrong in terms of where you’d like to develop. They may only provide it in limited doses…when there’s a new organizational initiative or when a you get a bad annual review. It’s too important for you to leave in the hands of others, and the good news is that taking control is much easier than you think. Professional Development is a Two-Way Street Depending on your organization to dole out…
  • When’s the Best Time for Your Professional Development

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

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

    benfanning
    30 Sep 2014 | 9:55 am
    Job satisfaction is often fleeting. I noticed this for the first time when my job satisfaction was at its peak.  I rolled into my annual review feeling like I’d nailed it.  The boss acknowledged my performance but quickly followed with a comment that immediately cut my job satisfaction in half… “It’s not about what you’ve done, it’s about what have you done for me lately”. They weren’t satisfied, so I wouldn’t be satisfied.  This haunted me for months. Ever been there? Because the Company “Can’t Get No Satisfaction” The system most of us work in…
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  • Our Top 10 Tips for Interview success

    23 Jan 2015 | 1:00 am
    Job interviews are stressful. You have to come across as Trustworthy and Confident while explaining how you’re the perfect candidate, it’s no wonder why nerves and confidence can take over.
  • Networking: 4 grassroots tips for making contact

    15 Jan 2015 | 9:00 pm
    Contrary to popular belief, building strong industry networks is not about having friends in high places, but rather surrounding yourself with the right people and knowledge required to give you the best chance of securing a new job.
  • It’s no secret that the Australian mining sector pays well

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

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

    4 Dec 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Mining giants Glencore and Peabody are merging two mines in Hunter Valley as part of an efficiency drive by both. The good news for workers is that it will keep jobs for years that may have been lost.
 
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    Recruiting & Career Blog

  • Why a Diversity Initiative in 2015 Will Strengthen Your Hiring Process & Culture

    Claire Topalian
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    A 2013 Harvard Business Review post points out that “companies replete with both inherent and acquired diversity, we find, out-innovate and outperform the competition.” This understanding that diversity and inclusion are actually essential to building a strong company – and scaffolding good business overall – is still a fairly new idea in the business world. Gradually, more companies are adopting this belief and some are even committing to focused diversity efforts that take on an internal and external role for the company. Companies like Coca-Cola, Starbucks or Johnson &…
  • How to Maximize Your Job Search in 2015

    Claire Topalian
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Ending one year and staring another without job prospects can be draining and discouraging, but with data suggesting that 2015 will offer a stronger market for job seekers, those looking for a new job should approach the New Year with a fresh perspective, re-boot their search and stay open minded about prospects. Here are a few ways that job seekers can make the most of the New Year: Build a strong plan. Although it may feel overly simple and less action-oriented, the act of creating a detailed plan can achieve a lot in the way of progress. For one, it allows you to visualize your steps in…
  • Recruiting for Diversity

    Jon Phillips
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Hiring and retaining diverse employees remains, even in this day and age, a challenge for many organizations. And finding great positions can be quite the task for job seekers as well. It is crucial for businesses to embrace diversity and tap into a workforce that is skilled, productive, creative and that can bring new ideas to the table. It is no secret that the landscape has changed over the last few decades, and it continues to evolve — all for the better. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more and more foreign born citizens are finding jobs and the trend seems to be going in…
  • The Professional & Business Services Sector Leads December’s Job Growth

    Meredith Craig
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Source: The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics “The Employment Situation – December 2014″  Employment gains were highest in professional and business services, construction, food services and drinking places, healthcare and manufacturing. Here are some key sector highlights from the BLS “The Employment Situation – December 2014” report: Professional and Business Services This industry reported 52,000 added jobs to the economy (19.5 million total workforce), for a total of 732,000 year-over-year growth. The employment services subsector continued its upward trend with 16,200 new…
  • How Social Media is Shaping The Recruiting & Hiring Process

    Jon Phillips
    14 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    The unemployment rate is below six percent for the first time since before the recession. The demand to fill positions with specialized, niche skill sets is high, and these candidates can be especially hard to source. This means uncovering and attracting the best job seekers requires sophisticated recruiting tactics. As an employer, how can you get a leg up on your competition? Social media is not only changing the way companies go about recruiting and hiring, job seekers are also becoming more aware of the power of social platforms and are increasingly using their social profiles as a tool…
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    Job Seeker Blog - Spark Hire

  • The Job Search Myths You Have to Forget About…Now

    Lauren Levine
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    If you’re in the market for a new career opportunity this year, you’re probably getting advice about your job search from a lot of different sources. Whether it’s from family, friends, or that lady at your gym who made a switch recently, it seems like everyone has words of wisdom to share about landing a new job. However, for all of the valuable pieces of job search advice out there, you’ll encounter plenty of “tips” that are just untrue. Be on the lookout for these myths and don’t let them influence your hunt. Some of the most common ones include: If you post your résumé on…
  • 4 Interview Tips for the Mature Job Seeker

    Julia Weeks
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    You have read tips on how to improve your resume as a mature job seeker.  After making the changes to your resume, you are now timidly wondering how you should approach the actual interview.  Being a mature job seeker in a saturated candidate pool of recent graduates and millennials can be overwhelming. However, with a few pointers, you can go into the interview with a better chance at making a great impression on the hiring manager amongst all of the other applicants.  1. Dress for Success Dressing for success really has not changed much over the years, with the exception of style…
  • You Received a Job Offer…Now What?

    Julia Weeks
    13 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    You’ve done your best to impress the hiring manager and all of that hard work has paid off in the form of an offer letter!  As Lifehacker points out, many job seekers think that all of the hard work is past them once they have received an offer.  This is not the case at all.  Your hard work has just begun! After you have received a job offer, it’s time for you to make some difficult decisions.  To Accept or Decline? The first thing you must decide when receiving a job offer is if you will accept or decline.  This is the time to put together your pros and cons list, especially if you…
  • How to Compile a List of Companies to Target During Your Job Search

    Lauren Levine
    12 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Whether you’re unemployed or are currently working but in search of a new opportunity, a job search can be overwhelming. In order to make your job search more manageable, it’s important to begin by creating a list of businesses that you’ll target. From there, you can prepare your materials and send them out in an organized way. If you’re trying to figure out how to devise this list most effectively, use these strategies for guidance: Think about connections you have in the business Start by talking with mentors or friends in your field. Where have they worked in the past? Do they…
  • 3 Resume Tips for the Mature Job Seeker

    Julia Weeks
    6 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Searching for a new job is tough, especially when it feels like you are up against a younger, technologically savvy millennial generation.  Sometimes, it can feel like there is no contest and that employers will quickly overlook a mature job seeker.  However, there are certain things that you can add to or modify on your resume that will help you showcase not only your expertise, but also your understanding of today’s technology.  1. Display Skills and Expertise Remember the days when you were encouraged to list as much experience as possible on your resume, so as not to appear too…
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    The Prepary

  • Guest Post: How to set SMART goals

    Jaime Petkanics
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:12 am
    Thrilled to post another guest article from Lauren McGoodwin of Career Contessa. Like me, she’s a former recruiter and her advice is always spot on. January is the perfect time to think about setting goals for the new year (I’ve set a few myself!) but not all goals are created equal… making your goals “SMART” will actually help keep you accountable and make sure you actually achieve them. With that, I’ll kick it over to Lauren! This post originally appeared on Career Contessa, an awesome site which you should absolutely check out! “Hi Lauren, I’m…
  • 5 Steps to Land a 2015 Summer Internship

    Jaime Petkanics
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:42 am
    If you’re a student and would love to land a 2015 Summer Internship, the time to start searching is now! I’ve recruited for many intern programs over the course of my career and January is a perfect time to kick off your efforts. While some companies, especially those with campus recruiting efforts, may get started in the fall, most will start posting summer internships and interviewing in the first few months of the new year. Ready to get into it? Here are 5 things I suggest doing to get started. One. Get your application materials in order (resume, cover letter, LinkedIn) In…
  • How to address a cover letter

    Jaime Petkanics
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:23 am
    “Who do I address my cover letter to?” This is a question that recently came up twice in one day. When I googled it for a second opinion, I discovered that I don’t totally agree with some of the advice out there. Much of it conflicted with my own experience as a recruiter and what I cared about when it came to cover letters. After reading articles from many reliable sources, this is the consensus: Address a cover letter to the hiring manager Go to great lengths to find out who that person is Some articles suggest calling the front desk of the company, or even taking your…
  • 4 Career Resolutions Worth Keeping

    Jaime Petkanics
    29 Dec 2014 | 12:11 pm
    I’ve had many new years resolutions over the years. Some were kept and many faded slowly over the first few months of the year. What I noticed was that before starting The Prepary, most of my resolutions were personal and not professional, but they should have been a mix. A fresh new year is a great time to make some career related commitments and goals. They will pay off throughout the year in big and small ways. Here are 4 career resolutions that you should consider adding to your list this year. They’re things I learned from my personal experiences, time spent in recruiting…
  • How to land interviews in another city

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

  • 3 Psychological Hacks to Give You an Upper Hand When Asking for a Raise

    Daniel Sullivan
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:00 am
    Chances are that you already know that psychology goes a long way in sales. You may have also heard how psychology helps when you’re networking. But did you know that you can also use psychology to better your chances of getting a raise? A quick note here, knowing about psychology is not about manipulating the other person into get what you want. It’s about knowing how the mind works so that you can ease situations that can cause a lot of anxiety while getting others to collaborate with you. Use our tips below to give yourself an upper hand when asking for a raise.   Using their own…
  • Are you ruining your chances of getting a raise?

    Daniel Sullivan
    23 Dec 2014 | 9:33 am
    With January just around the corner you’re probably already thinking about New Year’s Resolutions. I’m willing to bet that “make more money” is toward the top of your list. But before you walk into your boss’ office asking for a raise you may want to check yourself. The truth is you could easily ruin your chances of getting a raise if you aren’t careful. If you’re exhibiting any of the following signs or behaviors you may have some work to do before you can ease your chances of getting that raise.   Feeling entitled to a raise. I’ve previously mentioned how executive…
  • Healthy IT Economy Means Businesses Are Spending and Hiring Again

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

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

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

  • How to Manage Money When Mommy and Daddy Say ‘No More!’

    Bauce Mag
    23 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Jasmin Martin It all started with a card. Yup, a simple little 4×6 birthday card with a balloon and some glitter on it. A card your parent’s decided to give you in the privacy of your home before heading out to your big 5th birthday celebration. This wasn’t JUST a card. Oh no. You knew this card was magical. You rip apart the envelope like a ravenous animal and bypass all the sentimental writing on the inner lining of the card because that’s not where the magic lies. You may not have known the complete value of what came tumbling out of your birthday card, but even as a child  you…
  • 10 Pieces of Honest, Actionable Advice From Amazing Women

    Anulekha Venkatram
    22 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    Amazing Women NYC Panelists Lisa Mann, Katherine Zaleski & Grace Ng, moderated by Diane Hessan. As an alumna of Startup Institute, I am grateful for quite a number of things: picking up new technical skills, becoming a better networker, kick-starting my career in product management, and more recently—the opportunity to attend a fantastic event in NYC addressing the challenges and opportunities for women at high-growth companies. The panelists for the event—Lisa Mann (Executive Vice President at KIND), Grace Ng (Co-founder of Lean Startup Machine & Quick MVP, and Katherine Zaleski…
  • The 25 Best Sites For Finding Remote Work

    Skillcrush
    21 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    By Leslie Zaikis As you wait impatiently in line for your mislabeled coffee cup (you’re already going to be 20 minutes late to the office), take a step back and think: THIS could be your office. You could skip the commute, bring your laptop and charger, and power through your to do list from anywhere, wherever you are. Working remotely – whether from home, Starbucks, or another creative place – is booming. A Virgin Media Business survey recently predicted that 60% of office-based employees will regularly work from home by 2022. And a separate survey featured in The Guardian found that…
  • 2015 Academy Award Nominees Lack Diversity [Infographic]

    Diasia Robinson
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:20 am
    By now, we all know the deal. The Academy Awards, or The Oscars –one of the most exciting and highly anticipated events of the year has proved yet again to be biased in more ways than one.  The nominees are the same every year: mostly white men. This glaring trend is both out of touch and no longer excusable in an arena that’s becoming increasingly diverse, no longer can The Academy simply say ‘well, there weren’t any qualified diverse candidates.’ Case in point: Ava Duvernay was clearly a prime candidate for the best director category, and yet somehow she was…
  • How Do You Know It’s Time to Go?

    Kate Wilson
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:00 am
    The standard routine in the workforce has been to stick with the same company from start until retirement even if you hated your job, because that’s just what people did. Thankfully, times have changed — most millennials expect to stay in a job for less than three years. But it seems like the norm for millennials just starting their careers is even less than that (an informal survey of my social circle would suggest 1-2 years is more like the average). So how do you know it’s time to go? You may be in a job you enjoy — or you might be at that point where you’re ready to leave.
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    Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs

  • Ex-offender wants a decent job

    Eric Mayo
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:22 am
    Ex-offender wants a decent job   First, I wanted to say thanks for the list, it’s a great first step.  Second, I was convicted in 1999 for Unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and till this day I find it so hard for better jobs and equally frustrating better housing. The system is set up […] The post Ex-offender wants a decent job appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
  • Medical Jobs for a Felon

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

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

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

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

  • How To Develop And Execute A Winning Employer Brand [Presentation]

    Amplify Talent
    21 Jan 2015 | 2:00 am
    This week I was given the opportunity to share some of what I've learned in developing and executing Employer Brand strategies at the In House Recruitment Expo in London. I'm sharing my presentation deck below for those that asked.
  • Cool Tools Holiday Episode: Tools, Tech, and Apps for 2015 [Podcast]

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

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

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

    Amplify Talent
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    Want to learn how to incorporate social into your recruiting workflow? Join me Wednesday 11/19 2-2:45p EST for the latest webinar in Dice's Open Web series where I'll be sharing proven techniques on how to increase your hiring efficiency with social media. You won't want to miss this one!
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  • 5 Signs It Is Time To Leave Your Job

    Michael O'Keeffe
    20 Jan 2015 | 5:48 pm
    With the New Year upon us, this is the time for reflection and resolution. This is not only personally, but professionally. January is a prime time to consider new beginnings and opportunities as a business professional. If you feel uncertain that it is time for a change, here is a quick checklist to help you make the decision. 1. You are overqualified for your present role When your present position has become so routine that you could do it in your sleep, it is likely time to explore other professional pursuits. The first step naturally will be to seek out options up the corporate ladder…
  • A Recruiter’s Guide to Guarantee a Better Response to Your Job Applications

    Michael O'Keeffe
    18 Jan 2015 | 6:16 pm
    Tia Nicholas This week we interviewed Tia Nicholas, an International SAP and IT recruitment specialist. She has spent over 10 years as a senior IT recruiter and worked for some of the world’s largest companies such as SAP, Unilever, IBM, Johnson and Johnson, Pzifer and Infosys to name a few. Read her responses to our questions below to gain a unique insight into the life of a recruiter and what determines the selection process for job applications. This should hopefully allow you to get a head start on the competition and give you greater chance for future applications. How many CVs…
  • UAE Executive Salary Expectations 2015

    Michael O'Keeffe
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:15 pm
    The Middle East Job market is growing with more companies looking to hire during 2015. This is due to the recent growth of the global economy and a restored faith in the market. Increased salary levels have been recognised as a key factor in companies retaining their top talent as other companies increase the hunt for poaching the competitions best assets. However, it is not just salaries that are projected to rise in 2015, an increase in general remuneration packages, increases in bonuses, holidays, or flexi-hours have all been identified as ways HR Directors will look to retain their key…
  • Top Skills Executives Need for the 2015 Job Market

    Michael O'Keeffe
    11 Jan 2015 | 6:08 pm
    With economic confidence growing in many nations, many reports and surveys have indicated a positive hiring outlook for 2015. However, competition for vacancies remain tougher than ever, so we have analyzed the key skills HR directors are seeking in their top level executives for 2015 so you can either develop or demonstrate that you possess such traits. Be sure to include such skills on your CV and LinkedIn profiles! Accounting and Finance Professionals Corporate governance remains one of the most highly sought after skills and attributes in demand for finance professionals in 2015.
  • Top 5 Festive Presents to Aid your Executive Job Hunt

    Michael O'Keeffe
    23 Dec 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Tis the season to be jolly, however if you have been searching for a job for some time, it can put a bit of a damper on the holiday season. Here are the top five festive presents you could receive to help aid your executive job search. Job Seeker Premium One of the great aspects about the new Job Seeker Premium is it does not show the little briefcase in the top corner of your page for everyone to see anymore. it is more discreet and gives you greater benefits behind the scenes such as: Being a featured applicant on Job applications through LinkedIn Larger Search Listing, both for conducting…
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  • 3 Bad Assumptions to Make About Recruiters in Your Job Search

    Susan P. Joyce
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:21 pm
    Many job seekers are confused about how hiring works, and, specifically, about how to work with recruiters. As with almost everything else associated with job search, things aren’t as simple or straight forward as they seem. Recruiters are key players in the hiring process, so understanding how recruiters work is important for job search success. Don’t […] The post 3 Bad Assumptions to Make About Recruiters in Your Job Search by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • Job Interview Question: Describe Your Greatest Accomplishment

    Susan P. Joyce
    13 Jan 2015 | 7:50 pm
    This question may also be phrased as “What’s your greatest achievement?” and sometimes they may want more than one accomplishment/achievement. So, be prepared for “What are your 2 (or 3 or more) greatest accomplishments?” The Extra Benefit of Preparing Your Answer to  the Greatest-Accomplishment Question Preparing to answer this job interview question should help you […] The post Job Interview Question: Describe Your Greatest Accomplishment by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • How to Ace Your Video Interview

    Susan P. Joyce
    5 Jan 2015 | 9:10 pm
    Job interviews via video (typically Skype or Google Hangout) are becoming much more common recently. They enable inexpensive long-distance face-to-face discussions as well as quick discussions over short distances. Video interviews may be used for screening candidates at the beginning of the hiring process or later in the process when the employer is getting ready […] The post How to Ace Your Video Interview by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • In Your Job Interview, Answer the Questions — Then Shut Up

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

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

    briana
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:05 am
    Did you know that men are twice as likely as women to lie on their resume? Watch out: employers are increasing the amount of time they spend checking facts and references. The Lies People Tell to Get a Job [INFOGRAPHIC] Compliments of BackgroundChecks.org
  • Infographic: HR Software Outlook for 2015

    briana
    14 Jan 2015 | 12:58 pm
    Let’s take a look at what some HR professionals have revealed about their company’s outlook on software. Results from a survey, conducted by Software Advice, an online resource for HR & recruiting software buyers, shows a glimpse of where HR software is headed. What we’ve learned: Most users are generally happy with their software products! Manual methods, such … Continue reading Infographic: HR Software Outlook for 2015 →
  • Twitter is better than Facebook for Job Postings

    briana
    9 Jan 2015 | 12:30 pm
    Employers are embracing social media more and more as you work to build an ‘employer brand’. You build company pages hoping to appeal to candidates and as a space to post your job openings. The most commonly used social networks are LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. Other companies make great use of photo-heavy Pinterest and Instagram. We regularly get … Continue reading Twitter is better than Facebook for Job Postings →
  • 4 Reasons You Need to Stop Using iFrames

    briana
    5 Jan 2015 | 1:36 pm
    iFrames used to be a common way for ATS systems to display job listings on an employer’s career page. While newer technologies are slowly being introduced, iFrames are still widely used, often simply because of a long term relationship with a vendor who hasn’t updated their product. For a long time, iFrames were an easy solution … Continue reading 4 Reasons You Need to Stop Using iFrames →
  • Industries with the most Job Growth in 2015 (Canada)

    briana
    31 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    Let’s take a look at projections for Employment Growth in Canada over the next several years. What industries will be most in demand, and what professionals will be most sought after? The industries projected to post the strongest growth in employment are mainly those related to professional and scientific services; health care; mineral resources (including mining … Continue reading Industries with the most Job Growth in 2015 (Canada) →
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  • How To Be Successful At Your Next Job Fair

    Chelsea Lawler
    20 Jan 2015 | 9:56 am
    If you are at the beginnings of your career search, attending a job or career fair is a wonderful step in the right direction. University campuses and professional industries hold career or job fairs in order to see if you may be a potential match for their company. Job and career fairs are one of […]
  • How To Write The Perfect Thank You Note

    Chelsea Lawler
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:53 am
    Etiquette is important in all aspects of your life, especially within a job interview setting. Composing the perfect thank you note after an interview is imperative, as it shows you are courteous and thoughtful. If you fail to follow up with a thank you note, whether it is handwritten or an e-mail, it could show […]
  • Are You Overqualified For This Job?

    Chelsea Lawler
    6 Jan 2015 | 9:49 am
    Being overqualified for a position may seem overwhelming. How do you sell yourself to a potential employer? How can you stress that you will be an asset to a company? It is imperative to convey to your potential employer how you will fit into their mold while emphasizing how your skill set pertains to the […]
  • What To Look Out For In Your Employment Contract

    12 Dec 2014 | 5:07 am
    In an economy when jobs are difficult to come by, you may be too overwhelmed at just hearing the words “Congratulations, you’re hired!” that you just sign all the paperwork given to you to make the employment official. No matter how valuable the job is, however, it can be detrimental to your present and future […]
  • Tips For Polishing Your Resume

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

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:38 am
  • Improve Your ‘Collective Intelligence’

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    14 Jan 2015 | 3:33 pm
    I recently talked about humans using machines to improve a ‘collective intelligence’, but another way to improve ‘collective intelligence’ is through teams or networks; so the two terms together: INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS + NETWORK/TEAM (YOU AS A MEMBER) = COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE Collective Intelligence With social media, you engage with a network and build concepts collectively. Someone has an initial inspiration such as a blog or article post and then a network responds through commentary. That initial concept usually evolves into something deeper and richer. This exchange is especially…
  • Online Personal Brand: Slide Show

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    9 Jan 2015 | 8:38 am
  • Transition to a Digital Classroom

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    2 Jan 2015 | 5:54 am
    The traditional education model is being disrupted by a new technology laden model. In the few books I have read on the future of education, every expert predicts this transformation – where technology delivers personalized and adaptive learning, levels educational gaps, and centers on reaching competencies. In Getting Smart, Tom Vander Ark summaries the advice of a public school CEO: A perfect storm of reform… abandon seat-time requirements, stop buying textbooks, use open education resources on inexpensive tablet computers, and stretch staffing by moving students online for at least…
  • Coding As A ‘Universal Skill’

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    23 Dec 2014 | 7:23 am
    Writing code is becoming a universal skill with boundless opportunities. Thinking like a computer – in logic, functions, loops, and objects – has its advantages. Computational thinking is rooted in logic and mathematics, but also requires creativity and ingenuity. With a basic proficiency, coding is a lot of fun. You can think of something – a game, puzzle, graphic, or web page- then write a program to create it; all you need is a computer and the Internet. Perhaps children start programming imaginary worlds rather than using traditional wooden building blocks. One initiative is the…
 
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  • How to Look Interview-Ready as an Intern in 4 Ways

    25 Jan 2015 | 12:57 am
    Dressing up for the job boosts your chances of getting employed. Whether you’re looking for an internship or looking to move from intern to employee, you need to look the part.    There are four tools you may want to invest in Hair Products. Well-groomed hair is one of the first things an interviewer notices. It is important for you to select a hairstyle that looks respectful and will gain positive attention. Research what company representatives are wearing. You can look at the careers sections of employer websites to get an idea how employees convey their appearance. Shoe…
  • Interview Question: What Can You Do for Us That the Other Candidates Can’t?

    24 Jan 2015 | 4:08 am
    This can be a tricky question, especially when you’re in the dark about the other candidates and their qualifications. Continue reading to learn how to answer this question professionally. What the Question is All About The interviewer really wants to know how you respond to pressure. The question can become uncomfortable, so make sure to keep calm and poised to avoid stammering. As for your character, avoid badmouthing other candidates — the interviewer just wants to see if you’re a better match. The interviewer is checking your values. What makes you the perfect fit for the job? How…
  • How to Land a Job by Thinking Outside the Box

    23 Jan 2015 | 9:51 am
    You may need to upgrade your overall efforts in order to survive the realities of job-hunting in this generation. Still not getting any response after submitting multiple resumes? You may have to change your tactics when approaching companies in order to stand out. Here are five things to consider to help you get the attention you want: Hand in an infographic resume. This lets your creativity outshine your competitors. Infographics are popular marketing tools and a great way for you to present your skillset and experience. An infographic resume may be a new concept, but it will make your…
  • 5 Things Every Graduate Should Do to Find a Job

    22 Jan 2015 | 1:08 am
    A successful job hunt requires a lot of time and effort. Here are five tips to facilitate your search.   Every fresh graduate should know that finding a job is not easy. Here are some important tips to consider when looking for a job: Revise your resume. Update your resume before handing it in. You’ll need to revise your resume as you build your career. Don’t forget to address the initial questions employers will have. Highlight your accomplishments to-date. Remember to include your volunteer experience, internships, and clubs and organizations you’ve been active in. This will…
  • Interview Question: What assignment was too difficult for you, and how did you resolve it?

    19 Jan 2015 | 8:45 pm
    This question is usually asked during the interview to help hiring managers get an idea of how you respond to a challenge. They’re wondering: Do you have the ability to be flexible? What is your definition of “difficult”?Learn how to sail through this question and put yourself in contention.   What to Do Keep in mind that if you answer the right way, you can impress by showing off your coping skills and range of abilities. To help you get your focus right, think of the challenging roles you have had in the past. Have you found yourself stretched to the limit? Talk about it and how…
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  • What Does A Communications Director Do?

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:25 am
    Communications directors are public relations specialists for companies, religious and civic organizations, government agencies and other firms. They are the go-to guys for external and internal communications. As the company’s strategists in corporate branding and image, the main task of [...]
  • How Much Does Health Information Management School Cost?

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 10:22 am
    Health information managers are well-paid professionals who are tasked with securing patient records in hospitals and clinics. The demand for these individuals is also quite high in the next few years as more and more healthcare settings shift to electronic [...]
  • Should I Get A Master’s Degree In Finance?

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:28 am
    There are a number of professions that one can go into with a finance degree. Accountants, auditors, financial analysts, financial planners, real estate brokers and insurance agents are just some of the careers that are possible with a finance degree. [...]
  • How Much Does A Surgical Technologist Make?

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:15 am
    Surgical technologists assist surgeons in the operating room. From sterilizing the equipment to passing the tools to the surgeon to bringing the patient to the recovery room, surgical technologists perform their duties before, during and after an operation. Surgical technology [...]
  • Communications Director

    admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:17 am
    Do you enjoy relating with people? Do you want a job that would put you at the fore of a company’s reputation? If the answer to both these questions is yes then you can consider becoming a communications director. In [...]
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  • Take the 2014-2015 Microsoft Dynamics Salary Survey

    8 Jan 2015 | 11:06 am
    Take the Nigel Frank International 2014-2015 Microsoft Dynamics Salary Survey Now! Take this short survey and you could win a Microsoft Surface Pro 3, a Nokia Lumia 1520, or an Xbox One (1)   Find out how much you are really worth   Take the Survey Now   Once the results have been compiled, you will be one of the first to receive a copy of the Salary Survey report with detailed findings and insights into the salaries which will enable you to benchmark your team's, company's or your own salary (2). NOTE: Your response and any personal details will be kept strictly confidential.
  • The Best Ways to Bomb the Interview (and how to avoid them)

    4 Jun 2014 | 8:29 am
    You went on the interview and it went GREAT! You leave feeling positive you’re going to get the job. But then… nothing. No call back, no offer, no communication whatsoever (unless you’re lucky enough to at least get a “rejection” letter). You’re left wondering what could possibly have gone wrong? Here are nine mistakes that candidates make that doom them to the rejection pile. Read them, learn from them and don’t repeat them. Arrive Unprepared / Arrive late / Arrive too early You applied to the company and have been invited in. You’ll show up and they’ll tell you about the…
  • How to Best Respond to Common Interview Questions

    29 May 2014 | 10:52 am
    As the saying goes, you never get a second chance to make a first impression.  This is never more true than in a job interview.  Acing an interview requires preparation and skill and you need to be prepared to put your best foot forward at all times.  It’s not that daunting a task so long as you are properly prepared before going in and have done your research on the company and position.  Also, you need to recognize that any preparation for an interview must include being prepared to handle the unexpected.  In other words, don’t get flustered if things don’t go…
  • 7 Resume Mistakes Sure to put you in the Reject Pile

    22 Apr 2014 | 8:56 am
    The average time an initial resume screener (recruiter, HR rep, hiring manager or someone else) looks at your resume the first time is less than 15 seconds.  It’s true.  Look it up.  Some say it’s as little as 10 seconds.  Mind you, this is only the amount of time they spend looking at it to decide if they want to look at it further and in more detail.  In other words, you have, on average, 10 – 15 seconds to get the attention of the screener.   Some things you can’t control.  If you applied to a position you clearly aren’t qualified for (like a…
  • The Three most Important Questions to Ask in a Job Interview

    13 Apr 2014 | 10:29 am
    There are many questions you should be prepared to ask when you go on a job interview.  Some of those questions will be addressed in another post.  You can also get professional advice by Clicking Here! But there are three (3) questions every job candidate should ask each person you interview with.  Question 1 (asked at or near the beginning of the interview): “What is it that you are looking for in a candidate for that person to be successful in this position?” If possible ask this question near the beginning of the interview.  If the interviewer answers the question…
 
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  • Online Resources to Prepare for Your Job Interview

    Jonathan Miller
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    Congratulations! Your résumé impressed the hiring manager, and now you’re invited you in to interview for the job you’ve been hoping for. Are you ready? As we saw last week, interviewing is something that you can prepare to excel at. On top of those tips, here are some resources that you can use to make sure that you’re ready and confident that you’re going to shine. Practice interviews are a great way to prepare mentally and feel comfortable with questions that the interviewer may ask. You may be able to find a program that lets you simulate interview environments through your…
  • Three Tips to Be More Confident in Job Interviews

    Ginny Neumer
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:22 pm
    “I’m so nervous when I go on interviews. I never know what questions they’ll ask.” “I hate going on interviews.” “I know what I want to say during an interview but what comes out is mush.” Do any of these statements sound familiar?  No matter what your age, you can be confident in interviews by following three easy steps. Prepare. Before the interview, get to know the company—what it does, who it serves, its competitors, its suppliers, its senior officers, and the reasons you should be the one they hire. The company’s website will have answers to these items. Know your…
  • Creating a Career Plan? First, Assess Your Skills

    Maria Morrow
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    “Planning is bringing the future into the present, so that you can do something about it now.” Alan Lakein Whether you are changing career fields, re-entering the workforce or seeking a promotion, having a career plan is an absolute must. Creating the plan, however, isn’t always as easy as knowing your end goal, and discovering the starting point can be overwhelming. A manageable way to start this process is to assess your skills, so that you can best determine your next steps. So what does a skills assessment look like?  Let’s take a strategic approach. There are three different…
  • Connect with Your Career in the New Year

    Dennis Nelson
    30 Dec 2014 | 11:33 am
    The new year is always a time to start fresh with new energy and enthusiasm, and that spirit can be a big boost to your career. If you feel disconnected at work or with your career goals, here’s some advice for you going into 2015. Are you disconnected FROM work? Being “disconnected” as a worker can mean a few different things.  For some people, it can mean being unemployed or facing other challenges that make it hard to find work. If you find yourself in that situation, contacting your local Goodwill and learning about options in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act can help…
  • Write a Winning Résumé Even Without Work Experience

    Jonathan Miller
    24 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    When it’s time to apply for the job you want, you’ll want to show why our perfect for it with a sparkling résumé. But what if you don’t have work experience? How can you show that you have what it takes to do the job and do it well? The important thing to remember is that your résumé is meant to sum up your qualifications—why are you the right person for the job? Use the résumé to state your career objectives and how your education and things you’ve done make you a good candidate. Experienced workers will use their time and responsibilities in other positions to show that, but…
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  • 5 Simple But Effective Ways to Brand Your Business Offline

    Anna Runyan
    23 Jan 2015 | 2:28 pm
    It would be easy to assume, given how digitized our world has become, that the vast majority of your branding and marketing will happen online and in virtual spaces. And, while it is true that our world is growing more dependent on virtual space every day, we haven’t yet left the physical world behind. In fact, our physical world is still pretty important! You can categorize that statement under D, for “duh.” The reason we bring it up, though, is that when you start learning about branding and marketing a business, most of the information you are going to find will focus on internet and…
  • The 3 To-Do Lists You Need To Make

    Anna Runyan
    19 Jan 2015 | 10:00 am
    Here’s an excerpt from my free 2015 Planning Workshop.Have you listened yet? Click here to download it now and make 2015 your best year ever! I love checking off my to-do list! I always have a ton of networking events that I need to attend each week so I have very little time to get things done.  My to-do lists are so important! This may not work for everyone but here are the 3 to-do lists that I recommend that you keep: 1) Master List: This is for everything that you need to get done over the next 6 months to 1 year. These are broad actions and include big picture goals. Every time…
  • 3 Ways Distance Learning is Changing the World

    Anna Runyan
    19 Jan 2015 | 5:00 am
    I am a big fan of online courses so that’s why I decided to have this guest post today.  I love being able to have my two courses, The 90-Day Corporate Rescue Plan and The 90-Day Love Your Career Formula with participants from around the world. -Anna Today’s post was written by Simon Davisa full-time business writer.   Distance learning has become more popular over the years. The National Center on Education Statistics reports that overall postsecondary distance education has increased, particularly as the economy has worsened and funds for education have tightened. Many…
  • New Year’s Planning Mistake #5: Not making your goals specific and smart.

    Anna Runyan
    16 Jan 2015 | 8:00 am
    Here’s an excerpt from my free 2015 Planning Workshop.  Have you listened yet? Click here to download it now and make 2015 your best year ever! This is a perfect time for me to be doing this new year planning training because I have learned so much the past 7 months since my daughter was born. What worked before my daughter, doesn’t work now. I had to eliminate so much from my to-do list and really just focus on what works. And I had to learn to say no to a lot of stuff. You would think that I had a better plan before I had a baby and had so many MORE hours per week to focus on my…
  • Cooking Up a Good Breakfast for a Great Workday

    Anna Runyan
    15 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    You’re heard it said, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.” But most mornings we end up racing the clock, rushing to get out the door and having breakfast is the last thing on our mind. But for me, breakfast is a must. I am not a culinary arts expert, but here is what I eat for breakfast because having a good breakfast always starts my day off right. 1) Smoothie Smoothies are the ultimate grab and go for breakfast. I always prepare this, every morning, no exceptions. You can prepare a smoothie in under 5 minutes and adding a scoop of protein powder in your smoothie will…
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  • Online Resources to Prepare for Your Job Interview

    Jonathan Miller
    21 Jan 2015 | 11:13 am
    Congratulations! Your résumé impressed the hiring manager, and now you’re invited you in to interview for the job you’ve been hoping for. Are you ready? As we saw last week, interviewing is something that you can prepare to excel at. On top of those tips, here are some resources that you can use to make sure that you’re ready and confident that you’re going to shine. Practice interviews are a great way to prepare mentally and feel comfortable with questions that the interviewer may ask. You may be able to find a program that lets you simulate interview environments through your…
  • Three Tips to Be More Confident in Job Interviews

    Ginny Neumer
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:22 pm
    “I’m so nervous when I go on interviews. I never know what questions they’ll ask.” “I hate going on interviews.” “I know what I want to say during an interview but what comes out is mush.” Do any of these statements sound familiar?  No matter what your age, you can be confident in interviews by following three easy steps. Prepare. Before the interview, get to know the company—what it does, who it serves, its competitors, its suppliers, its senior officers, and the reasons you should be the one they hire. The company’s website will have answers to these items. Know your…
  • Creating a Career Plan? First, Assess Your Skills

    Maria Morrow
    7 Jan 2015 | 1:41 pm
    “Planning is bringing the future into the present, so that you can do something about it now.” Alan Lakein Whether you are changing career fields, re-entering the workforce or seeking a promotion, having a career plan is an absolute must. Creating the plan, however, isn’t always as easy as knowing your end goal, and discovering the starting point can be overwhelming. A manageable way to start this process is to assess your skills, so that you can best determine your next steps. So what does a skills assessment look like?  Let’s take a strategic approach. There are three different…
  • Connect with Your Career in the New Year

    Dennis Nelson
    30 Dec 2014 | 11:33 am
    The new year is always a time to start fresh with new energy and enthusiasm, and that spirit can be a big boost to your career. If you feel disconnected at work or with your career goals, here’s some advice for you going into 2015. Are you disconnected FROM work? Being “disconnected” as a worker can mean a few different things.  For some people, it can mean being unemployed or facing other challenges that make it hard to find work. If you find yourself in that situation, contacting your local Goodwill and learning about options in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act can help…
  • Write a Winning Résumé Even Without Work Experience

    Jonathan Miller
    24 Dec 2014 | 9:00 am
    When it’s time to apply for the job you want, you’ll want to show why our perfect for it with a sparkling résumé. But what if you don’t have work experience? How can you show that you have what it takes to do the job and do it well? The important thing to remember is that your résumé is meant to sum up your qualifications—why are you the right person for the job? Use the résumé to state your career objectives and how your education and things you’ve done make you a good candidate. Experienced workers will use their time and responsibilities in other positions to show that, but…
 
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  • Top 5 Business Blog Posts from 2014

    1 Jan 2015 | 10:00 pm
    We're bringing in the New Year with a compilation of our most popular business blog posts in 2014. What have you been missing?
  • But Seriously, What Do Marketers Do?

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

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

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

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

  • Infographic | Working for a Startup

    Jeannine
    22 Jan 2015 | 2:05 am
    You’re interested in working for a Startup? Are you ready to take on a whole new universe of technology, a fast past environment and most of all, are you ready to be surrounded by the world’s most creative and innovative? If this sounds like something you’d be interested in, take a look at this infographic. We’ve […]The post Infographic | Working for a Startup appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • 10 Office Confessions That We’d Never Admit to

    Jeannine
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:46 am
    What strange and unusual things do you do in the office? We all do things we’d rather not admit to. You know what I’m talking about; the sneaky nose pick on the tube, squeezing all the plums at the market to find the juiciest batch, or letting out that long, satisfying burp after downing half […]The post 10 Office Confessions That We’d Never Admit to appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Do Bacteria Live in Your Office?

    Jeannine
    15 Jan 2015 | 1:36 am
    Here’s what you need to know, and what you can do to keep those nasty fellas at bay. We pay lots of attention to the cleanliness of the office toilet and kitchen because they’re the places that get the dirtiest. Well, that’s what we think. You don’t think about your computer keyboard, do you? But […]The post Do Bacteria Live in Your Office? appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Finding Time to Workout

    Jeannine
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:05 am
    It doesn’t help that its still winter and that the only thing we want is to curl up with a warm mug of hot cocoa and sneak a bite (or five) from one of those warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies. But by the time spring rolls around, we’ll regret that second helping of mum’s Chocolate Yule […]The post Finding Time to Workout appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Disaster and Triumph in the Andes, 1972

    Jeannine
    6 Jan 2015 | 3:00 pm
    Interview with Nando Parrado, ex-rugby player and one of the 16 survivors of the Andes airplane crash in 1972.  Author of the book Miracle in the Andes (2006). You are respected for overcoming the unfortunate event you experienced, you are admired for how you reacted and you are considered a hero for what you did. You […]The post Disaster and Triumph in the Andes, 1972 appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
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    Work Like An Artist

  • 4 Productivity Principles That Will Revolutionise Your Work This Year #now

    Karl Rohde
    30 Dec 2014 | 6:55 pm
    by Karl Rohde — Get free updates of new posts here. Photo Credit: Karl Rohde Whenever a New Year rings in the blogosphere erupts with a flurry of goal setting, planning, vision creating tips and tricks. It's good vibes all around. It's a wave well worth riding. In order to achieve the big things that matter to you, taking the time to eke out a map is a definite step in the right direction. It does mean however that some action must follow to ensure the envisioned transforms into the tangible. As you approach the apparent blank canvas for the new year consider how easily it is to lose track…
  • My 4 Best Books of 2014 for Finding Your Edge

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

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

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

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

  • How to Get Better Job and Make More Money

    Florence Lewis
    21 Jan 2015 | 10:12 pm
    It is human nature to want more and better things in life. So, why shouldn’t this extend to your job? Finding a better job with a higher salary can seem like a difficult mountain to scale, but if you use some of the following mentioned tips, you will meet success all round.    by  Tax Credits  Get a Compelling Resume Before you begin your quest to find a better job, take a second look at your resume. In all probability, it looks like any other resume that the interviewer gets. If your resume does not stand out in a crowd, it won’t get the attention it deserves. Just changing the…
  • Writing for Success: Learn How to Prepare an Ideal Cover Letter

    Florence Lewis
    9 Jan 2015 | 1:59 am
    Much as many people despise, cover letter is significant in when applying for a job. So in addition to resume, applicants should make sure they send along an effective cover letter. Your cover letter should be written in polite and grammatically correct English and should in a concise manner present you to your prospective employer. Image Courtesy: photl.com Purpose of Writing a Cover Letter Most employers are busy people and spend a few seconds to glance over the resume, hence a cover letter well written to the point, can prove to work in your favor. A good cover letter highlights those…
  • 14 Muscle Warming Stretches To Do At Your Desk- Infographic

    Florence Lewis
    29 Dec 2014 | 3:48 am
    Eight hours of sitting a day is quite a long time, and can really take a toll on your health in the long run, contributing to weight gain, increased cholesterol levels and even heart disease. So here in this infographic we have described some quick exercises you can do right at your desk that will keep moving and stretch out your muscles to avoid those aches and pains at work. JobCluster.com Blog provides latest career news, career advice, interview tips, job search tips and also human resource tips. Get Connected with JobCluster by just subscribing our newsletter. JobCluster is a rising…
  • Points to Keep in Mind While Drafting Resume for Freshers

    Florence Lewis
    23 Dec 2014 | 3:01 am
    Normally while taking a glance at the topic many questions arises amongst the youth. Few amongst those would be, Why do we write a resume? How can anyone judge me through my resume? Well, answer to these questions is simple. Your resume is the first and foremost tool for any interview or job. Any interviewer won’t know you by your name or achievements, Now here is where your resume works in your favor, making the interviewer familiar to you. Again you’re not being judged by your resume. It’s just a document to get a basic idea about the interviewee. Image courtesy: Photl.com As your…
  • How to Run Smoking Cessation Programs at Workplace

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

  • Three Entry Level Television Jobs with Real Growth Potential

    Brian Clapp
    18 Jan 2015 | 9:31 pm
    If a lifestyle comprised of long, weird hours, urgency around every corner and being song poisoned by the ringing melody of breaking news is appealing to you, a life in Television could be the journey you are seeking. Probably not the ringing endorsement you so desired, but to be honest, that is exactly the life [...]
  • Steps to Prepare for Your Job Search – Part 5

    Brian Clapp
    6 Jan 2015 | 8:41 pm
    Stimulating your network is an important part of your job search, but how you do it is even more important. Find out the way to do it right in the final video of our five-part series on steps you should take to prepare for your job search (see part 1, part 2, part 3 and [...]
  • Steps to Prepare for Your Job Search – Part 4

    Brian Clapp
    4 Jan 2015 | 9:40 pm
    Every job interview experience is different, but they all revolve around one advanced concept that we explain in part 4 of our job search series (here’s part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 5). Enjoy! WIE pre job search 4 Video Transcript for “Steps to Prepare for Your Job Search – Part 4″ Brian Clapp, WorkinEntertainment.com [...]
  • Steps to Prepare for Your Job Search – Part 3

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

    Brian Clapp
    14 Dec 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Job searching is stressful, that is a fact, but if you spend a little time getting your professional profile in order before you send out a single resume, your job search can be easier. That is the premise of this 5-part video series (see part 1 , part 3, part 4 and part 5), exploring [...]
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    Dialysis Technician Central

  • Detailed Insight into Peritoneal Dialysis, Its Types and Its Need

    Stephanie
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:05 am
    Peritoneal dialysis (PD) refers to the treatment provided to patients suffering from severe kidney disorder.What is the Imbalance of Electrolytes?When your kidneys fail to perform their proper function, which is to purify the blood, you suffer from an imbalance of electrolytes. This includes having high levels of potassium, sodium and phosphorus, along with a low level of calcium in the body.When the sodium level of your body is high, you have a condition known as hypernatremia, during which you suffer from high blood pressure and difficulty in retaining fluids. An elevation in the potassium…
  • Dialysis Technicians: Overcoming Obstacles

    Stephanie
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:05 am
    There are many mistakes that you can make as a dialysis technician. This is why it is best for you to be trained properly and be aware of all the things that can go wrong. You must know how to overcome your obstacles so that they do not become permanent hurdles in both your life and your career as a dialysis technician.No matter what line of work you are in, you will always face some obstacles in your career; this is not only exclusive to being a dialysis technician. However, as a dialysis technician, you do have an extra responsibility on your shoulders since you automatically become…
  • Detailed Insight into Different Dialysis Access Points

    Stephanie
    8 Jan 2015 | 12:05 am
    Dialysis is the commonly practiced treatment for renal failure. The dialysis machine, also known as dialyzer works as an artificial kidney. When dialysis is being performed, your blood stream is accessed and different access points are created in your body, all so that your blood can be passed through the dialyzer for purification.What is a Bloodstream Access Point?A bloodstream access point is an entranceway created in your body in order to access your bloodstream. The access is usually created in your arm. However, in certain cases, it is also created in your neck or leg. This is so your…
  • Passing the Certification Exam

    Stephanie
    6 Jan 2015 | 12:05 am
    If you wish to become a dialysis technician, you must know that you have a very technical and important career plan ahead of you. You must also be very good at it because, if you somehow go wrong or mess it up, someone else might have to suffer for your one mistake their entire life. This is one of the basic reasons why dialysis technicians are trained carefully before they are allowed to pursue their career professionally.The dialysis technicians are responsible for taking good care of people who are undergoing dialysis treatment of any kind. These kinds of certification and study programs…
  • Dialysis for Children

    Stephanie
    30 Dec 2014 | 12:05 am
    You might think that kidney failure is not common in children, but almost 1300 children are affected by it on a yearly basis. Every year, there are new cases of children coming in with kidney failure. Some children also develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD). These problems can end up causing problems with the child’s body development and growth. It can also end up affecting his or her quality of life.The basic reason why a child’s kidney might face some problems is that their urinal tract might get blocked or may suffer a reflux. In some cases, the child can receive an organ transplant…
 
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    Bank Exams Today

  • How to solve Data Interpretation Questions - Video #1

    Ramandeep Singh
    25 Jan 2015 | 12:22 am
    In a series of providing useful study material and help my readres score better marks in competitive exams. Today I am sharing Data Interpretation Parctice set video. This set is part of Quantitative Made Easy book. I have already shared many Data Interpretation sets here Get full Preparation DVD here IN case of any doubt or query, call me during business hours - 0161-4608671 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Current Affairs Update for 25 January

    Ramandeep Singh
    24 Jan 2015 | 11:12 pm
    Current Affairs Update for today :- TechnologyKerala imposed Rs.54 cr tax penalty on Flipkart for evading sales tax.Xiaomi phones back to sale in IndiaChina blocked VPN access to Internet PoliticsUS President Barack Obama arrived IndiaTRAI launched android app to get telecom users feedback.Swami Ramdev and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar refused Padma Award [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • GA Questions asked in SBI Associate Assistant Exam on 24-01-2015

    Ramandeep Singh
    24 Jan 2015 | 2:22 am
    GA questions asked in SBI Associate Assistant exam today Questions askedBharatanatyam related to which State- Tamil NaduRecent Cyclone in Visakhapatnam - HudhudRoger Federer related to - Tennis18th SAARC summit held in - Nepal (Kathmandu)Bangladesh Currency- TakaGreece capital- AthensBarack Obama’s Wife Name- Michelle ObamaPakistan Currency- Pakistani RupeeSachin Tendulkar Autobiography - Playing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • 15 Personal Questions asked in IBPS and SBI Interviews - With Answers

    Ramandeep Singh
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:55 am
    Half of the questions asked in IBPS interviews are personal questions. Today I am going to share popular personal questions asked in IBPS and SBI interviews.  Share your answers in the comments. If your answers are better than mine then I will update the post by giving credit to you. Before readin these questuions must read7 Qualities that an Interviewers is looking forIntroduce yourself in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Current Affairs Update for 24 January

    Ramandeep Singh
    23 Jan 2015 | 11:08 pm
    Current Affairs Update for 24 January PoliticsSaudi king Abdullah died at the age of 90. His brother Salman is is the successor.Thailand's Prime Ministers Yingluck Shinawatra banned from politics for five years after proceedings of criminal charges against her IndiaUBER taxi service to apply for a new license in DelhiMoto G1 and Moto G2 got Android Lollipop update in... [[ 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

  • Best Resume Writers 2015: Professional Resume Writer Reviews

    ddefazio
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:51 pm
    If you are searching for the best resume writers of 2015, you have found them. There are many professional resume writers, but you need a top resume writer in 2015 to get the results you need from your job search. The best resume writers work with you, take time to understand your goals and background, and then roll up their sleeves and create a sales pitch designed to get you interviews. The best resume writers have worked with hundreds and thousands of jobseeker resumes, they know how to address any challenges in your work history such as gaps in your resume and long periods of…
  • How to Write Resume: Get Better Results From Professional Resume Writing Services Over Resume Templates and Resume Examples

    ddefazio
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:19 pm
    How to write resume. Yes, the grammar is bad on purpose. But it makes the point of having someone other than yourself look at or prepare your resume. To be honest, the Internet is a great resource to find resume templates of resumes and to view other individual resume examples, but it does not necessarily help you create an effective resume for yourself. Reviewing resume templates and resume examples can help you determine what structure and order are best to use with your own resume, but will not help you effectively develop the most critical elements necessary to showcase your professional…
  • 7 Computer Programmer Resume Tips That Can Shorten Your Job Search

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

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

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

  • You Can’t Grow in the Status Quo [Reader Interview]

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    22 Jan 2015 | 8:24 am
    Why would anyone leave a great, high-paying, well respected leadership job and put themselves through a stressful, time-consuming search for something new, especially in today’s risky, changing economy? If you’re not growing, why WOULDN’T you? This is the question a client of mine answered for herself last year. She bravely shook up her entire work life and started a new position in a totally new industry and company—even after having her second child and feeling the demands of busy family life. Based on the questions you’ve sent me, I know many of you are in her…
  • A Journey to Get Career Clear [Reader Guest Post]

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    8 Jan 2015 | 10:59 am
    From time to time, I check in with members of our Red Cape Revolution community who I know have had interesting, insightful experiences to share about they’ve found clarity, built confidence, and took control in the new world of work. My friend M offered to share her story. (I’ve decided to keep her name quiet here, since she was so generous in sharing her personal pain along with the successes. I admire that!) M did the work to get career clear. (Which, coincidentally, is the name of the free online training we have for you throughout the month of January 2015. If you haven’t…
  • Sneak Peek at “Get Career Clear”–Our New Free Training

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    5 Jan 2015 | 5:47 am
    Happy New Year! Here at Red Cape Revolution, we’ve just launched our new, FREE three-part training, called Get Career Clear. I made you a video to tell you more about it, but the most important thing is to click the button below and get the training sent to you right away! Click Here to Get Career Clear The first module, “The Only Three Questions You Need to Answer Now to Get Career Clear” is live, with two more modules following over the next two weeks. The doors close January 31. The video below shares more info about the class and about how & why getting career clear…
  • The Five Books I’m Giving This Year (and maybe to you)

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

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

  • 3 Skills You Didn’t Know That Will Pay Big Money In 2015

    admin
    22 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    As much as politics, the world economy and cultures have changed, there are some aspects of life that will never change. That’s hard to wrap your mind around in today’s world when the only constant is change. The fact remains is that world still needs leaders. Despite the impact that technology has made in the world, the world needs creative, visionary people who have the ability to think beyond what is right now and see what’s coming down the road. We need people to lead us from what’s “in” or relevant now and to lead by developing new products and…
  • 3 Tips for a Successful Job Search

    admin
    16 Jan 2015 | 11:00 am
    Career trends change all the time and if you want to succeed in your job search process it is better to learn them. You probably know that career leaders and head hunters have their own demands and even if you are an experienced professional you may be unaware of certain new or even outdated requirements. Let alone if you have graduated only a while ago and desperately need some guidance. First of all – you should not be afraid of making mistakes, especially if you are relatively inexperienced when it comes to job hunt. But to make these mistakes minor (or completely avoid them if you are a…
  • What Changes Can We expect For 2015

    admin
    14 Jan 2015 | 5:05 am
    Most people go into a new year expecting things to better than the previous year. Many of us even make resolutions to better managers of our money, to increase sales and profit in our businesses, to improve our relationships with our family and loved ones or to take steps to improve our health. The sad truth is that nothing or no one rarely if ever changes. Think about it. Most people go from year to year pretty much doing the same thing as the previous year. There is always seems to be violence, starvation, death and injustice somewhere in the world. The seasons of the year of the same.
  • 5 Suggestions To Help You Succeed In 2015

    admin
    5 Jan 2015 | 7:11 am
    Millions of our friends, families, co-workers, business partners, etc. make New Year’s Resolutions. They state general goals such as “I’m going to lose weight.” “I’m going go eat better.” “I’m going to exercise.” “I’m going to stop smoking.” They make these resolutions as we refer to them but these resolutions quickly fade away and our friends and family quickly refer to their old ways of doing things. I made resolutions for years and saw progress for a while but eventually reverted to what was familiar. I would…
  • Five Pillars of Leadership and Life

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

  • Letting Go of The “Least-Worst” Career Option

    Coach Wolfgang
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:25 pm
    Many of my clients face challenges in their job searches. For example, they may be looking for a job that is less in demand than the supply applying for the position. They may be considered over-qualified for a particular position but not qualified enough for a position one step up. This can wear on an individual during their job search. Our History of Choices One client of mine was holding onto a career option that he felt did not leverage the skills he really wanted to use, share his dearest values, or match his interests. Yet, this was a viable career path for him. Even though he knew he…
  • Small Differences Lead to Hidden Job Search Opportunities

    Coach Wolfgang
    20 Jan 2015 | 3:26 pm
    I have a guest blog to share… another example of the hidden job market and how to tap into it. Enjoy! - Coach Wolfgang Here’s a story about how I landed a job by doing something slightly different during my job search. I was 3 months out of college and had sent close to 50 resumes out to local companies. The only result was a postcard from one company thanking me for submitting a resume! The economy was contracting and my professor warned me that jobs were scarce. I was starting to worry; my parents were already very worried! Needed to do something different The next morning I decided…
  • Your Boss Isn’t the Reason You Hate Your Job

    Coach Wolfgang
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:05 pm
    Many of us have had bad managers. I am sure you can remember them vividly. Maybe you are experiencing one now. Do any of these describe your manager? doesn’t know how to manage people doesn’t aid in or support employee development too unavailable micromanage too much too interested in your personal life potentially keep us from moving up or around in the organization actually bully us and other co-workers I’ve been there. Many of you have been there too. And yes, if your boss just quit life at work would get much better. It might be true. If your boss quit, life might be different.
  • First 3 Steps in the Career Planning Process

    Dawn Shaw
    9 Jan 2015 | 4:00 pm
    Sometimes to get where you are going, you must travel through the “in-between times”.  Career planning and career management are about taking the next small step forward.  Sometimes you don’t change jobs right away, sometimes the job leads don’t pan out, and sometimes the perfect job doesn’t actually fit with your work style. However, every position and every opportunity is preparing you for your next small step.  It doesn’t feel like it makes much sense looking forward, but when we look back we see our path more clearly and a plan behind it all.  Many…
  • What is the best career for me?

    Dawn Shaw
    2 Jan 2015 | 4:30 pm
    What’s the best career for you? The best careers are the ones that allow you to develop your natural strengths and talents.  I know many organizations and people trying to ‘fix’ their team, rather than looking for what they are good at and allowing them an opportunity to get better in areas that come naturally.  For example, the guy that has the ‘communication problem’ might go to a communication training.  But when they come back from an 8-hour training, are they better communicators?  Well, according to StrengthsFinder philosophy, no. Focusing on Flaws…
 
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    Careertopia

  • How to Land a Well-Paying Job Without Grabbing a Degree

    Jack Billings
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:25 am
    Do you plan to go to university? That educational melting pot of stuffy lecture theatres, tiresome tutorials and annoying classmates – not to mention enough hangovers to make a gap year spent at the Priory seem like a good idea. If you make it through to the end, you’ll be rewarded with an emaciated bank… The post How to Land a Well-Paying Job Without Grabbing a Degree appeared first on Careertopia.
  • The Evolution of the IT Professional [Infographic]

    Bryce Christiansen
    19 Jan 2015 | 11:56 pm
    It’s hard to believe that some of the most popular jobs in tech are less than 25 years old. Webmasters, network administrators, search engine optimizers, android developers, and so many other jobs are basically infants. Careers in technology are constantly changing. In fact by 2022, most of the major IT professions are expected to undergo… The post The Evolution of the IT Professional [Infographic] appeared first on Careertopia.
  • 7 Opportunities That Will Give You an ROI on Your MBA

    Guest Post
    15 Jan 2015 | 9:09 am
    Since the past few years, there has been a raising question mark over credibility of the MBA degree. People have been closely comparing the MBA degree with the returns on investment. But considering the fact that there is an unprecedented competition in the industry today, management education has received a great deal of importance post… The post 7 Opportunities That Will Give You an ROI on Your MBA appeared first on Careertopia.
  • Resume Etiquette: Do’s and Don’ts for a Modern Resume [Infographic]

    Bryce Christiansen
    13 Jan 2015 | 11:57 pm
    Every couple of years, the rules for resume best practices change ever so slightly. It’s good if you haven’t updated your resume in some time, to quickly educate yourself on what hiring managers are expecting, hating and looking for. Today’s infographic from Resume Templates, does a great job of highlighting the research surrounding resume etiquette.… The post Resume Etiquette: Do’s and Don’ts for a Modern Resume [Infographic] appeared first on Careertopia.
  • 5 Ways to Use Your Professors to Network for a Job

    Guest Post
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:47 am
    It’s been said that networking is everything. Though you may not see it while you’re in college, it’s the truth. Outside of college, and especially if you go to a new city, there’s a good chance that you’ll have a hard time finding a job. Remember, once you graduate, you’re competing with thousands and thousands… The post 5 Ways to Use Your Professors to Network for a Job appeared first on Careertopia.
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    Career Sidekick

  • Timing Your Job Search- When Should You Begin?

    Biron
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:26 pm
    I received the following message from a reader of the blog (with a few minor details changed for privacy): I am a Registered Nurse and plan on relocating from New York to Austin TX in June 2015. How soon should I start applying for jobs in Texas? My friend says I should start applying now in January but I’m afraid most employers won’t be able to predict their needs for June right now. Timing your job search properly: In short, I’d recommend starting 3-4 months before you plan on needing a job. This can depend a lot on the economy in the city you’re moving to,…
  • 3 Important Steps AFTER Your Job Interview

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

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

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

    Biron
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:30 pm
    I didn’t create this video but I found it invaluable and fascinating and wanted to share. It was shown to me yesterday.   The video is a 40 minute compilation of 50 startup founders discussing how they came up with their ideas. These are founders of top companies like Facebook, Spotify, Instagram, Airbnb, and many many more. Incredibly valuable to anyone who ever hopes to start their own firm. My takeaways from the video: Learning how to write code is pretty valuable. I wish I knew how. Maybe I should learn. Once it’s time to scale up a project and really make it mainstream,…
 
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  • Parallel pressures of 12th standard

    Careerfutura
    22 Jan 2015 | 10:32 am
    Each one of us is different and so are our capacities, capabilities, strengths and weaknesses. We keep hearing this over and over again with no effect on our conscious mind. The story remains the same. Parents pressurize their children into competition, to ape someone or be like someone. While having its obvious benefit that it might boost confidence, it has far reaching long term negative consequences. These include development of jealousy, low self esteem, the need to always be right, thrust on winning always, poor performance, few friends, falling grades and the list is endless.  …
  • 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?  …
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  • Free CNA Scholarship for the Military and Their Spouse

    Tiffany Michaels
    25 Jan 2015 | 7:59 am
    The good news is that the US military supports their troops and their Spouse. For those troops who are looking to transition
  • How to Verify the Status of your CNA License

    Tiffany Michaels
    6 Jan 2015 | 5:16 pm
    Find out how you can verify your CNA license status and discover the different ways that you can renew it, in case it was overdue.
  • How You Can Improve Your CNA Resume

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

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

    Tiffany Michaels
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:05 am
    Learn how to switch your certified nursing certification to a different state so as to continue practicing as a CNA no matter where you go in the United States.
 
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  • Career Planning Checklist: Make 2015 the Best Year for Your Career

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    7 Jan 2015 | 3:41 pm
    There’s something about the New Year that I love that gives me a sense of excitement, hope, adventure and energy. If you’re like me, you’re thinking about all of the things you want to accomplish this year (you can use the Annual Career Goal Setting Worksheet to guide your goal-setting as a start). But if... [Continue Reading]Career Planning Checklist: Make 2015 the Best Year for Your Career was first posted on January 7, 2015 at 6:41 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • Best of 2014: The Top 5 Most Popular Articles on Tourism Exposed (And What You Learned From Them)

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    31 Dec 2014 | 5:28 am
    Today is the last day of 2014 and like a lot of you, I take time at the end of every year to review and assess my last twelve months. Lets take a look back at the last 12 months of content here on Tourism Exposed. In the past year I have posted 25 articles... [Continue Reading]Best of 2014: The Top 5 Most Popular Articles on Tourism Exposed (And What You Learned From Them) was first posted on December 31, 2014 at 8:28 am.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • The Number One Lesson I Learned in 2014

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    27 Dec 2014 | 8:16 am
    You may be distracted by the holiday season now, but deep down you know that January is coming and you’ll still be stuck in the same old job you hate. Not good and definitely not fun. But, what would be different if you woke up on January 2nd and actually knew what you really wanted... [Continue Reading]The Number One Lesson I Learned in 2014 was first posted on December 27, 2014 at 11:16 am.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • 3 Ways Being Thankful Improves Your Job Search

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

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

  • How to improve your career by maximizing your Personal ROI

    Curt
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:28 am
    Want to create a career that leaves you feeling energized and alive? Awareness is vital! Without a detailed understanding of what feels energizing, meaningful, and engaging, your only option is to make your best guess, dive in, and hope for the best. When you have a greater understanding of where the juice comes from for you, you have an infinitely better ability to consciously make choices – both big and small – that steer your career in that direction. One of the exercises I suggest in my ebook, The Occupational Adventure Guide, invites you to explore your “Personal…
  • 9 ways to have your best year ever (even if it sucks)

    Curt
    2 Jan 2015 | 9:46 am
    Every New Year, a frothy chorus starts to swell in the self-help world, exhorting us all to make next year the Best! Year! Ever! It’s a message that feels increasingly like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. Part of that is an increasing disenchantment with what feels like the self-help version of consumerism – more! More! MORE! More success. More happiness. More passion. On the surface, that all sounds great. Who wouldn’t want more of those things? What grates on me is the way it so often gets sold (and if I’m honest, I have to admit I’ve been guilty of this myself). The…
  • Year-in-Review Question: Would I be happy with 10 more years of this?

    Curt
    22 Dec 2014 | 3:31 am
    One of the things that frequently keeps us stuck in what doesn’t work is an overly narrow view of what we’re experiencing. Let’s say you’re unhappy with your work. You know you need to make a change, but the idea of actually taking action on that kicks up a bucketload o’ fear and discomfort. And when that fear comes up you automatically put it on a scale. Maybe consciously, maybe unconsciously. “Which of these feels more painful? The job I dislike, or the fear and uncertainty of making a change?” All too often the fear ends up feeling heavier, and so…
  • Year-in-Review Question: If I could change one thing…

    Curt
    21 Dec 2014 | 12:36 pm
    In my last post with 77 year-in-review questions, I suggested thinking about the past year as a “learning lab.” You have done all the experiments, and now it’s time to review the results to see what you learned (and ultimately how you can apply that to the coming year). You might find 77 questions a bit overwhelming, so let’s start out by boiling it down to one: “If I could change one thing about _________ (the decisions I made, how I showed up, how I treated people, what I did, what I didn’t do, etc.), what would that be?” Note that this is about…
  • 77 year-in-review questions to prepare for the new year

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

  • 5 Game-Changing Mods To Expect From Windows 10

    Kathryn Kearns
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:58 am
    Move over Apple, Windows has had a makeover and is looking good. From a completely new browser to an integrated augmented reality platform, here's what we can expect from Windows 10. The post 5 Game-Changing Mods To Expect From Windows 10 appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Watch: The Decemberists’ Medley Of Songs Inspired By YouTube Comments

    Dan
    23 Jan 2015 | 5:46 am
    The acclaimed indie rock group The Decemberists appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to perform a medley of songs based on various YouTube comments. The post Watch: The Decemberists’ Medley Of Songs Inspired By YouTube Comments appeared first on Number Direct.
  • 8 Reasons Why Msn Messenger Was Pretty Great In Its Time

    Kathryn Kearns
    21 Jan 2015 | 5:22 am
    Now that MSN is a distant memory, we can’t help but feel a little sad. Let's reminisce about a great Instant Messaging service that chose to quietly fade into the background. The post 8 Reasons Why Msn Messenger Was Pretty Great In Its Time appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Are You Entitled To Part Of A £1m Refund From EE?

    Dan
    20 Jan 2015 | 8:14 am
    EE is being forced to pay back £1 million to its customers after a billing error. Are you entitled to a share of the money? The post Are You Entitled To Part Of A £1m Refund From EE? appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Awesome Tech Items Available On Amazon For Under £10

    Dan
    19 Jan 2015 | 3:22 am
    We've found some of the best technology available for less than £10. And enter our competition on the page to win £25's worth of Amazon gift vouchers. The post Awesome Tech Items Available On Amazon For Under £10 appeared first on Number Direct.
 
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  • Find time for your life’s work

    George Pond
    12 Jan 2015 | 8:24 pm
    Going about our business Each year, as 8760 hours roll past, we work and we rest and we go about our business. Few of us describe that work or our day-to-day business as our life’s work. Our life’s work remains a vision, a waking dream that we will pursue someday, somehow, when we are no longer preoccupied with making a living. Before retirement, or before lottery winnings, our occupation falls short of our vocation. occupation: The work that a person does; a person’s job or profession[1] vocation: The work that a person does or should be doing[2] If most of us, most of the…
  • Are you ready for a career move?

    George Pond
    4 Jan 2015 | 6:15 pm
    There are just five questions here. After each question, you’ll get a little feedback. Get Started! Your Score:   Your Ranking:   Create your career brand For help in defining a career brand, consider downloading The Professional’s Toolkit for Social Media Marketing. The Toolkit is a set of 12 worksheets, including two Brand Creation Worksheets that will help you get started. It’s free and there’s no registration.
  • If you’re not a steer, why be branded?

    George Pond
    31 Dec 2014 | 12:31 pm
    This may sting a little… Cattle know nothing about branding. They don’t initiate it. It’s a one-time event, done for the benefit of the rancher. From the bovine perspective, it hurts but is really quick. In many ways, career branding is just the opposite. Maybe it should have a better name. Maybe it’s plainly and simply your story. It’s a well-thought-out story that you can clearly and quickly explain. I do know that a career brand will not involve anyone galloping up on horseback. If you want one, you create it yourself. Your story can take some time to craft…
  • Is there job security in the 21st century?

    George Pond
    27 Dec 2014 | 6:06 pm
    Career Management is the new Job Security In the 20th century, job security looked like this… A corner office looked like job security, until your company merged with another with corner offices in taller buildings, and the game of musical chairs began. A great backlog of work looked like job security. Then management found a faster, cheaper way to meet the business requirement. A degree from a prestigious university looked like job security, as long as the skills behind that degree were needed. But then technologies changed, and the business shifted focus to different things, done…
  • Will your resume make the cut?

    George Pond
    11 Dec 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Get Started! Your Score:   Your Ranking:   Create your career brand For help in defining a career brand, consider downloading The Professional’s Toolkit for Social Media Marketing. The Toolkit is a set of 12 worksheets, including two Brand Creation Worksheets that will help you get started. It’s free and there’s no registration.
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  • New Yorker needed to save animals everywhere, Best Friends Animal Society – Marketing Manager

    David Marini
    21 Jan 2015 | 7:02 am
    Save Them All as the Marketing Manager – At the core of Best Friends’ work is the dream that one day animals will no longer be killed in America’s shelters. It was the 1980s. Shelters across America routinely killed cats and dogs as the primary method of handling unwanted pets. Around 17 million animals perished every year. Then, a group of friends began taking some of those “unadoptables” to a safe haven to heal. At the heart of Best Friends is the Sanctuary, where, at any given time, about 1,700 animals are turning their lives around, receiving the medical help…
  • Wayfair.com and the story of the Media Coordinator in Boston

    David Marini
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:04 am
    So who is in Boston, Massachusetts? The job of Media Coordinator for Wayfair.com is. You’ll be on the Brand Marketing team to assist in the media buying and optimization of their TV and digital advertising campaigns across multiple Wayfair brands, and much more.  This position will work alongside the media buying and planning team to support the day-to-day TV management tasks and optimization of TV campaigns in coordination with internal and external contacts to drive strong performance results. Apply Here Who is the ideal Media Coordinator for Wayfair? This is an exciting opportunity for…
  • Marketing Coordinator position for renowned and respected ABM in New York

    David Marini
    19 Jan 2015 | 6:42 am
    The Marketing Coordinator is primarily responsible for overseeing the Region’s proposal and presentation services function in support of the Region’s growth goals, strategic initiatives and service offerings. ABM’s relationship with their clients is built on core values: respect, integrity, collaboration, innovation, and excellence. Every employee at ABM knows this and puts it into action at every job site. They have a culture of learning, teamwork and mutual accountability. Theye believe in integrity, compliance and good corporate citizenship. They bring added value to their…
  • BurdgeCooper and the hunt for the ultimate Marketing Communications Coordinator

    David Marini
    15 Jan 2015 | 7:02 am
    The Marketing Communications Coordinator for BurdgeCooper in California oversees all marketing content initiatives, both internal and external, across multiple platforms and formats to drive sales, engagement, retention, leads and positive customer behavior. The position helps manage public relations, communications and marketing while interacting with customer service, IT and human resources to help define both the brand story and the story as interpreted by the customer. This individual is an expert in all things related to content and channel optimization, brand consistency, segmentation…
  • Icreon Tech needing a New Yorker to become the ideal Product Manager.

    David Marini
    14 Jan 2015 | 7:12 am
    In the global marketplace, boundaries are disappearing which can be threatening to some and an incredible opportunity for others. Icreon Tech in New York is looking for an enthusiastic, design-oriented, solution-driven Product Manager to work in its Business Analysis team. Icreon believes businesses with a global outlook will create value by leveraging the best resources no matter where they are. Those businesses that are able to leverage IT successfully will be able to create a great competitive advantage. This is where Icreon has been able to add value and can continue to do so, they can…
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    The Pyramid Grid

  • How to Take on New Challenges for Personal Development

    Author
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:12 pm
    Want to turn a new leaf in the New Year? Rather than stick to what is familiar, step out of your comfort zone and challenge your yourself. You’ll never know what more you can do, if you don’t do something new. How do you discover more of your potentials? Meet new people   There is something about interacting with different personalities on a regular basis. Not only does it stimulate your social skills to grow, but also helps you develop ways to deal with people from all walks of life. You learn how to better communicate with them, judge their character, read social cues and navigate…
  • 3 ways to get ahead in the New Year’s job hunt

    Editor
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:55 am
    The run-up to Christmas is one of the best times to find some temporary work, but January and February, after the holiday period is over, is often a peak time for recruitment. New business plans are in place, and companies need people to make them happen. As well as starting from scratch, it can be an ideal time to change job too. Follow these tips to get off to a good start for 2015. Keep an eye on what’s out there There are plenty of resources around to help you find work. The big ones you’ll surely already know about include listings sites like Monster or Indeed, or services from media…
  • What Makes a Well-Rounded Organization?

    Author
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:33 am
    Many businesses today place great importance in building the various aspects of life among their staff and within their organization. Entrepreneurs recognize that these aspects – relationships, career and health – are in fact interconnected, and they make up the whole being of a person or an organization. If you are a business owner, manager or employee, it’s important that you identify the five dimensions that make up a well-rounded organization, because that’s the perfect environment where you can achieve complete growth and development as a person. Spiritual Dimension This isn’t…
  • Tips for Choosing the Perfect Financial Planner

    Author
    11 Jan 2015 | 5:50 pm
    Financial planners are like you – humans who make mistakes. But their expertise in financial planning and asset management makes them the better individuals for guiding and helping you grow your investment money. Consequently, choosing poorly would likely result in you losing money instead of growing it. Know the Difference There is a bunch of professionals out there marketing themselves as money managers or financial planners but in fact they’re not. Financial planners are not the same as accountants who help you pay the least taxes. They are not the same as insurance agents who just…
  • Telecommuting as a Career –Who is Cut Out For It?

    Author
    8 Jan 2015 | 11:44 pm
    As employees demand greater work flexibility, more and more business organizations consent to their workers working from home as telecommuters. The success of telecommuting is of course dependent on the nature of work, such that the integrity of finished products remain intact regardless of where the work is done. Not all employees are cut out for telecommuting, though. Some may become too relaxed and less productive when they are away from a regular work environment. Telecommuters are differentiated from freelancers in that the former remain members of the business organizations as regular…
 
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  • Tips for Choosing the Best IT Company for Your First Dream Job

    24 Jan 2015 | 6:50 am
      Completing your college IT course is always a delight, but even as you celebrate, there is an indelible tinge of trepidation that cannot be wished away. In the IT industry, you have to contend with increased competition in the job market, now that most businesses are outsourcing their services.   However, the more immediate problem comes in choosing the perfect company to work for in the IT sector. Picking the Right IT Company With a proliferation of IT companies, it behooves on you to make the right choice lest your career crumbles before it even takes off. Here are some tips to…
  • Here’s How You Can Finally Start That Web Design Career

    24 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
      Websites are big business. It is literally a requirement for every business and organization to have a website; otherwise, they won’t be taken seriously. So, in light of all this, a career as a web designer is a pretty smart move. But you are not alone Now, while web design may be a smart career move, it is not an exclusive choice. There are thousands of great webs designers out there so you need to go in knowing that you have some serious competition. If you want to make it as a web designer, you need to know and stay ahead of your competition. And here’s how you can do that...
  • Here is How to Use LinkedIn to Land Your Dream Job

    24 Jan 2015 | 2:18 am
      The internet has come as a Godsend for the contemporary job seeker. If you are not leveraging on the vast opportunities that abound online, it is high time you got on the bandwagon. LinkedIn is at the center of this revolution and has been hailed as the modern version of employment agencies. Redefining Professional Job Search This social networking platform for professionals is a cut above other social media forums. It offers a business-oriented platform where you can meet hundreds of potential employers immediately you create your profile. But that’s not all that LinkedIn has going…
  • 7 Ways to Keep Your Cover Letter Out of the Reject Bin

    21 Jan 2015 | 4:20 am
      In today’s economy, those searching for new jobs need to pay mind to previous tools and sentiments, such as looking professional and including a cover letter.  However, certain errors and actions will get your resume thrown in the rejection bin.  Keep your cover letter clear of the rejection bin with the following tips. Use a Subject Line Some use a salutation, such as “Dear Madam/Sir” to begin the cover letter, yet today’s gurus, including the author of the 15-Minute Cover Letter, suggest using a subject line rather than a traditional salutation.  It looks…
  • Could You Be Sabotaging Your Job Search?

    20 Jan 2015 | 11:58 am
      Confidence is the biggest part of your job search. You must exude confidence when conveying your skills and achievements that make you the best candidate, when networking with anyone and everyone, or when applying online for jobs. While confidence is a good thing, it is crucial to know where to draw the line between arrogance and confidence. You can end up doing your job search a disservice when you cross the line between great confidence and aggressiveness.   How You Are Sabotaging Your Job Search (And What to Do Instead)   To win that lucrative job you applied to, you must…
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    Purpose Rockstar: Daily Career Stories including Grammar Girl and Gretchen Rubin

  • 151: Career lessons from first openly gay college president Chuck Middleton

    Derrick Duplessy, Mignon Fogarty, Gretchen Rubin
    29 Dec 2014 | 11:33 am
    Chuck Middleton is the first openly gay man to become a college president in the US. We chat about advantages of being gay in a running a college, the power of mentoring, and how he developed 6 current college presidents. Notes and Links → Use Promo code 'ROCKSTAR' to get 10% off Perfect Fuel Chocolate
  • 150: Denise Bransford, Roosevelt University - Volunteer to VP

    Derrick Duplessy, Mignon Fogarty, Gretchen Rubin
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:43 am
    Denise Bransford never intended to become a higher education executive. She cared deeply about education and young people. Listen to learn how her volunteer work led her to become a VP at Roosevelt University.
  • 149: Camille Preston, Leadership Coach - Limo to Love

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

    Derrick Duplessy, Mignon Fogarty, Gretchen Rubin
    29 Oct 2014 | 4:56 pm
    Melissa Tyler is a Jeweler and entrepreneur getting in people's stomachs and making big change. We chat about her Tummy Toys and the incubation space she has created. Sponsor is Perfect Fuel Chocolate, Use Promo code "Rockstar" for 10% off
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  • How drones are used for mapping and UAV aerial photography?

    25 Jan 2015 | 2:09 am
    Drones also called unmanned aerial vehicle are designed in such a way so that it can collect precise topographical images of high resolution and best quality. It can help the people to better assess and design their projects. The UAV drones are able to cover an area. The route is programmed in order to capture high resolution photographs. The photographs can be processed by GIS applications. While taking UAV aerial photography, initially, the area is examined, it is looked in detail Read More..
  • Help iMac identify my videos recorded by Canon

    24 Jan 2015 | 7:56 am
    I just encounter some problem that almost drives me crazy. My iMac just can’t identify my Canon video. So I can’t import my videos into iMovie. I googled on the net “Video Converter for canon to iMac” and found this Pavtube HD Video Converter for Mac. These videos came from Canon legria hf g25 and this app worked great. After conversion, I could watch them on my TV or burn them into DVDs. Read More..
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    An online store or electronic digital trade set of scripts is rather advantageous for individuals and doing people’s living much easier. These scripts are being used through world wide web for purchasing and selling products and solutions. For this reason why people today use eCommerce script and employ their time in distinct other will work. Some people believe that only a few applications are used for online services, but they are completely wrong. Many scripts could be used Read More..
  • Your Metrics for Social Media ROI: Right or Wrong

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    Social media ROI begins with a goal and a strategy to reach it. Using key performance indicators (KPIs) for the goal, you can measure success based on a certain value for that KPI. All of this is just part of the sales funnel, and what happens at the bottom of the funnel is dependent upon how the other parts of the funnel are managed.Social media ROI and metrics for the sales funnelLet’s take a brief look at the sales funnel and the most common digital marketing metrics:Phase of Funne Read More..
  • 5 Best Marketing Tips that can be Your Success Mantras

    23 Jan 2015 | 2:42 am
    In today’s world, brands intrude into our lives in a very significant and unavoidable manner.Even the least brand conscious of us are very familiar with at least a handful of brands. This is because of the pervasive influence of the media, be it newspapers, radio or the now ubiquitous television.Also, most of us are now on some social media platform or the other, like Facebook and Twitter. The main source of revenue for all these media are businesses and their advertisement revenue.It Read More..
 
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    Job Interview Tips and Career Advice

  • How to Prepare For Informational Interviews of Organizations

    jobsdhamaka
    21 Jan 2015 | 9:32 pm
    Informational interview plays vital role when it comes to lucrative job opportunities for job seekers. But how to prepare for an informational interview, who will be your interviewer, the employer and the industry etc. There are a lot of things that need to clear before going to face an informational interview. You probably like to […]
  • Important Tips for Developing Your Leadership Skills

    jobsdhamaka
    20 Jan 2015 | 4:22 am
    Leadership is one of the most essential skills and play a vital role in organization’s development. But how to develop the leadership skills in individuals. It may a bit more complicated task for individuals who are not aware with organizational skills like management, leadership etc. According to jobsdhamaka management and operation team, leadership is a […]
  • Encourage Yourself When Applying for Jobs

    jobsdhamaka
    19 Jan 2015 | 4:01 am
    When you writing or creating job applications documents such as resume/CV or Cover Letter, You must consider the needs and specific requirement of audiences or recruiters. Keep in mind that it should be different from other job seekers applications. Now, you need to spend some more time on your professional documents like CV, Cover Letter […]
  • Year 2015 Resolutions for HR Professionals

    jobsdhamaka
    19 Jan 2015 | 2:49 am
    As a HR professional, you can make the bright careers in various industries; there are a number of aspects of workplace, where you can try your fortune. Human Resource is regularly growing and becoming vital parts of organizations. To continue this growth, the year 2015 creates a great reason to make better HR operation in organizations. […]
  • How to Go With Recruitment Cycles that Offer Excellent Job Opportunities

    jobsdhamaka
    17 Jan 2015 | 3:11 am
    To find the right job opportunities, timing may not be everything but it can be something for jobs seekers who are looking for excellent job opportunities in the market. Your right turn with employers annual recruitment cycles can offer you some of the lucrative job opportunities. Here are a few examples of annual recruitment cycles […]
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  • SSC CAPF Recruitment 2015 GD Constable 62390 Posts Apply – ssc.nic.in

    Oxter Team
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:25 am
    SSC CAPF Recruitment 2015 for GD Constable 62390 Posts Apply at www.ssconline.nic.in BSF, CISF, CRPF, SSB, ITBP Posts notification 2015 : Staff Selection Commission has released a notification of CAPF recruitment for 62390 GD Constable at various unoccupied posts in their several branches. There is recruitment for 62390 constable posts by SSC in Border Security […]
  • Nagpur University RTMNU Result Winter 2014 1st 3rd 5th 7th Sem Exam

    Oxter Team
    24 Jan 2015 | 5:19 am
    Nagpur University RTMNU Result Winter 2014 for 1st 3rd 5th 7th Sem Exam will declare at www.nagpuruniversity.org  Nagpur University Winter Results : Rashtrasant Tukadoji Maharaj Nagpur University (RTMNU) has recently conducted written examination for 1st, 3rd, 5th and 7th semester. The result for winter examination has been declared online for the students who did the […]
  • OPSC Result 2015 for Homeopathic Medical Officer – opsc.gov.in Merit List/Cut off

    Oxter Team
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:51 am
    OPSC Result 2015 for Homeopathic Medical Officer will declare at www.opsc.gov.in OPSC Homeopathic Medical Officer Merit list / cut off marks : The Odisha Public Service Commission had released a notification of recruitment for Homeopathic Medical Officer with 257 vacant posts. Plenty of applicants applied for the post as they heard about it. The written […]
  • UBTER Result 2015 Diploma 1st, 2nd, 3rd Sem at www.ubter.in

    Oxter Team
    24 Jan 2015 | 1:37 am
    UBTER Result 2015 for Polytechnic Diploma 1st, 2nd, 3rd Semester exam will declare at www.ubter.in Uttarakhand Board of Technical Education Roorkee Result 2015 : Uttarakhand Board of Technical Education Roorkee has published news of examination of 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students. The examination was being conducted on September, October, November and December 2014 […]
  • www.rmsaassam.in – RMSA Assam Madrassa TET Result 2015

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    24 Jan 2015 | 1:31 am
    RMSA Assam Madrassa TET Result 2015 will declare at www.rmsaassam.in Assam Madrasa TET 2015 Result : The Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhijan (RMSA) has announced the recruitment for Assam Madrassa TET Exam 2015 few months back. Large number of applicants registered for the exam and as well as appeared for the written examination. The exam was […]
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  • 10 things you must stop saying at work

    Upasna Kakroo
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    As heres I read this post on LinkedIn, I felt amused. Coming from a consulting background, work jargon was not new.  And then it really does not depending on the job type. Actually all organizations tend to have ‘in-house’ work slang and buzzwords that a newcomer or an outsider can never understand. Till of course, they start using those same acronyms and terms. There are a few other terms though, that have been around for a bit. And frankly from the list that I read, these also tend to get on everyone’s nerves. Especially close to the weekend. Here’s my pick of the…
  • How to stop multitasking and be productive at work!

    Susanne Adelhardt
    23 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    The technological of recent years has indeed made our lives easier. We can take our computer to the sofa, are always-on and online everywhere with our heavy mobile phones around us everywhere. That sounds pretty good to start with, right? However, this convenience also has its pitfalls. Suddenly we are sitting at the breakfast table, discussing the next major project with colleagues, receiving a call from the customer and have just the new and exciting products open in the browser, along with something which was just posted on Facebook. This phenomenon is referred to as multitasking and…
  • How to gain more in negotiations?

    Vantage Point
    22 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    To negotiate is definitely no cake walk. Change of perspective and understanding of the different needs of the stakeholders is only one of many issues. Keeping in mind the multiple difficulties associated with it, we want to present to you, how to gain more in negotiations! Whether at your next salary discussion or with a buyer, read further to position yourself better. Author of this article Wolfgang Bönisch is an expert in ‘difficult’ negotiations who has developed various methods in this field. So, dear managers, stay tuned… via  The classic “Harvard…
  • The most promising job profiles in 2015!

    Susanne Adelhardt
    22 Jan 2015 | 12:00 am
    The new year is now well and truly on its way. We are no longer making mistakes with typing 2015 instead of the year before. The usual workday has us back under control. Final results from last year are slowly being digested, new projects are progressing and finally it is time to view the career in a new light. What was your plan for this year – to change your employer or job profile? Melissa Burns wrote a post which summarized the 10 most promising job profiles in 2015.  We have picked out the three most interesting positions for you! Read further… Top 3 most promising job…
  • 5 interview questions for CIO positions

    Susanne Adelhardt
    21 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Just recently, we shared views on what to look for as CIO when changing jobs and presented exclusive tips on that theme by headhunters. In this post, we hope to share the importance of preparing for interview questions for CIO positions. If you have already been tested thoroughly by headhunters and have actually been invited for an interview, some questions are waiting for you. These can decide your future career as a management boss! The CIO Magazine talked with Amanda Hite, founder and head of personnel consulting firm Talent Revolution. They have identified the main…
 
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  • Retraining and interning later in life: Is it a growing trend?

    Internwise.co.uk
    16 Jan 2015 | 4:22 am
    Are you ever too old to retrain and follow an internship? If recent trends are to go by then the answer is a firm no – just look at Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson in the 2013 comedy, The Internship! A lot of older people have decided to change their career later in life. While your internship might not be quite as comical as the film, adult learning has become extremely popular and there are so many opportunities out there these days. Why retraining later in life is a good idea Policy Exchange, a leading think tank, reported that in 2013 those who are aged 55 years or over and unemployed will…
  • CV myths busted!

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

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

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

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

  • Friday Round-Up: January 23rd

    Liz Seasholtz
    23 Jan 2015 | 8:52 am
    It’s been a weird week. January 19-23 was the week of snarky presidential quips, deflategate (not to be confused with bookgate, RHONY fans) and a mysteriously missing tooth. But alas, we’ve finally arrived at Friday, and there’s been a flurry of activity in the career world as well. Below are four pieces of content that grabbed our attention this week: Fill a vacancy within 30 days, or wait 3 months Indeed and the UK-based Centre for Economics and Business Research released a report that found when a job vacancy remains unfilled for more than a month, they reach a “30 day…
  • The Best Places for Small Business in the Northeast

    Abby Perkins
    22 Jan 2015 | 9:00 am
    Is starting a small business the new American dream? It just might be. According to a recent University of Phoenix survey 63% of 20-somethings own their own business or want to in the future, while 53% of American adults have seriously considered starting their own venture. There’s good news for all these aspiring entrepreneurs: things are looking up for small business. In November, The National Federation of Independent Businesses reported that its Small Business Optimism Index increased by 2.0 points to 98.1, the highest rating since before the recession. And small businesses and startups…
  • 10 Niche HR Software Tools You Didn’t Know You Needed

    Katherine Wood
    20 Jan 2015 | 7:21 am
    Software, technology, social recruiting, and data are all responsible for changing the face of modern recruiting and workforce management and will continue to do so throughout 2015.In a space saturated with technology, we looked for the tools that stand out. There are plenty of tools to automate the entire talent acquisition or workforce management process, but what about the smaller tasks? These 10 unique technologies will help make sure you don’t overlook any details when it comes to doing your job right. We’ll walk through one candidate’s employee hiring cycle to see how…
  • Friday Round-Up: January 16th

    Liz Seasholtz
    16 Jan 2015 | 6:00 am
    Happy Friday Talent Tribuners! The SP team is away on a company retreat today, but we didn’t want to interrupt your regularly scheduled programming and hence, put together this Friday round-up for your end-of-week enjoyment. On our radar this week is the Beaver State, taking on workplace trends, and why culture trumps pay. 5 cities to consider moving to in Oregon One newsworthy article released last week was the study by United Vans Lines that reported Oregon as the top moving destination in the country, with 66% inbound moves. HotPads put together a great post which outlines some popular…
  • The Best Midwest Places to Start a Small Business

    Katherine Wood
    15 Jan 2015 | 6:40 am
    There are many who say that the “Midwest does it best,” and they’re not lying. This region, historically a center for heavy industry and agriculture, is now becoming a haven for small businesses as well. While some dismiss the region as “flyover country,” the Midwest had a fantastic 2014. It slowed unemployment by a greater percentage than any other region, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At 5.4% unemployment, the region currently has a lower jobless rate than 2/3 of the nation’s other census regions. The Midwest had a great record when it…
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    Career Strategy

  • How does your next opportunity stack up?

    ucareerstrategy
    20 Jan 2015 | 2:32 pm
    Every day, people are embarking on their next job, starting their new business or choosing to stay in their current role. But what is the best way to make these complex decisions? Often there are many factors to take into account, but everyone has different preferences, meaning there is no right answer for everybody. One of the keys to making a good decision is to understand what factors are most important for you – so when you are weighing up that next opportunity, take a look at the infographic below. It contains research from Insead, The Energy Project and many more organisations who…
  • How to cope when your coworker resigns

    ucareerstrategy
    11 Jan 2015 | 2:17 pm
    Has one of your team resigned, and is leaving the company? It can be frustrating, but there are several reasons why you should support them, not turn your back. This is a guest post on the Brazen Life blog, please read it at: http://blog.brazencareerist.com/2015/01/09/how-to-cope-when-your-coworker-leaves-the-company/. The post How to cope when your coworker resigns appeared first on Career Strategy.
  • Future proof your career

    ucareerstrategy
    6 Jan 2015 | 2:05 pm
    When deciding on your career path, it pays to put some thought into the professions or industries that are likely to be in demand in the future. Not only can you rely on following your “passions” or interests, you also need to match them up with the realities of what’s happening in your industry. The infographic below was provided by Ayers Management (www.ayers.com.au) and provides an excellent overview of trends and predictions for the future job market as well as the key drivers behind the demand for different professions. These types of insights are valuable for deciding…
  • Should you do just enough to get by?

    ucareerstrategy
    30 Dec 2014 | 2:39 pm
    Recently I read a post on Careerealism.com giving the advice that you should do just enough to get by in your job. The author quotes a few reports by Forbes and USA Today indicating that average predicted pay rises in the next few years is about 3%, and that people who stay in jobs for more than two years are likely to earn 50% less over their lifetime. The author then uses these arguments to say that there is not much point in being loyal to your current job – you should instead be gaining skills and focusing on your next opportunity. To me, this is a refreshing point of view, but…
  • Superstars or dependables?

    ucareerstrategy
    23 Dec 2014 | 3:13 pm
    Another email appears in your inbox with a soft beep. It’s the second complaint about Todd this month. You think maybe you should just get rid of him…only problem is, he does the best work out of everybody here. If only he could be more like Angela, who is just easier to get along with. You think maybe you can separate him from the others a bit more so he doesn’t ruffle any feathers… Have you ever come across the situation where a highly competent ‘superstar’ is disrupting their team or stakeholders with their general behaviour? What happened? Were they…
 
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    Raw Resume

  • Crushing Interviews as an Introvert: 4 Detailed Tips

    Drake Smith
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:34 pm
    There are two parts of any product: content and presentation. Think about the last magazine stand you’ve seen. The content is incredibly repetitive issue after issue, but the pretty layout and smart use of color propels sales. When it comes down to it, during the job search, you are a product that you are trying to sell to a hiring manager. While some may excel at presentation due to high levels of confidence and an extroverted personality, introverts (like myself) can often find themselves anxiously heading into interviews. “I just want to do good work, isn’t that…
  • Quality Assurance Resume Samples and Overview

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

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

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

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

  • A Simple Tool To Know If You Are In The Right Job

    Cecilia
    14 Jan 2015 | 2:39 pm
    I meet with a lot of people who question their current jobs or life situations. Am I at the right company? Am I working with the right clients? Why do I hate my job? Questions come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes, we might feel like something is off, but it might be difficult to understand the […] The post A Simple Tool To Know If You Are In The Right Job appeared first on Conscious Careerist.
  • Top 25 Quotes For Conscious Living

    Cecilia
    7 Dec 2014 | 2:40 am
    I love quotes. They have a lovely tendency of balancing the fine line of infinite wisdom and cliche. After a discussion on quotes and favorite authors a few days ago, I felt compelled to dig deep and list the ones that have had a real impact on me. There is a very clear theme here; they are quotes on […] The post Top 25 Quotes For Conscious Living appeared first on Conscious Careerist.
  • Making Change Inevitable: The Art of Immersion

    Cecilia
    8 Nov 2014 | 3:27 am
    We are creatures of habit and masters of adapting ourselves to our circumstances. And if we experience something long enough, it becomes our new normal. Imagine getting into a hot tub and slowly getting used to the hot water. Or the novelty and fun of a new job slowly transforming into everyday mundane work. It’s how traveling or […] The post Making Change Inevitable: The Art of Immersion appeared first on Conscious Careerist.
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    Careers Wiki

  • How Much Do Paralegals Make?

    admin
    19 Jan 2015 | 8:45 am
    Paralegals or legal assistants have a variety of duties and responsibilities that support the work of lawyers. These duties include organizing legal documents, doing research, setting up schedules and appointments with other lawyers, clients, and witnesses, as well as to prepare evidence for trials. Paralegals work in a variety of organizations such as law firms but they also work in government agencies as well as private corporations with in-house legal counsels. They also work in finance and insurance, conducting legal research and interviews. Their work environment involves working indoors…
  • How Much Do EMTs Make?

    admin
    16 Jan 2015 | 2:45 am
    Emergency Medical Technicians or EMTs provide emergency care to individuals who are sick or injured. They usually respond to 911 calls and provide ambulatory services. People’s lives depend on the EMT’s quick reaction and proper care in emergency medical settings, as well as in the transport of patients from the place of incident to the nearest hospital. EMTs must be available to work in emergency situations, which means they work full time and often during weekends, holidays, and overnight. It is common for an EMT to work in a 12-hour or 24-hour shift. Depending on the type of…
  • How Much Do Social Workers Make?

    admin
    15 Jan 2015 | 12:47 am
    A social worker helps and provides support to individuals, groups, or families, who are facing problems in their lives. Their work environment varies from working in an office, in a hospital, in a school, in a government agency, or their very own clinic. A large chunk of their work also takes them out of the office and into the field to assess and provide support to individuals or groups in their actual setting. One type of social worker is the Clinical social worker, who diagnoses, tests, and provides treatment plans for individuals who have mental, emotional, and behavioral issues. Social…
  • How Much Do Welders Make?

    admin
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:47 am
    Welders basically weld or join metal parts together. The skill required is very similar across industries, making it less difficult for these occupations to transfer from one field to another. The most common employment for welders is in the field of manufacturing, such as the automobile industry and other production facilities that require the joining of metal objects together. The average annual salary of a welder is $36,300 or an equivalent of $17.45 per hour but depending on skill and the type of work, salaries can go up or down. On the job training, technical school, and a high school…
  • How Much Do Bartenders Make?

    admin
    6 Jan 2015 | 11:49 am
    Bartenders attend the bar of a restaurant, a club, a pub, or any establishment that serves alcoholic drinks and other beverages. It is their responsibility to serve customers whatever drink they wish – whether it be a draft beer, a cocktail, or a glass of carbonated drink. In 2012, about 551,100 individuals were employed as bartenders, with half of this number working part-time. The average annual salary for bartenders that year was $18,900 or an equivalent of $9.09 per hour, which includes tips. No formal training is needed for one to get a job as a bartender as all it takes are good…
 
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  • Top 3 corporate competitions from CapitalVia, BNP Paribas and Hydrogen Education Foundation.

    Admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 7:26 am
    1. IndiaIdeathon – CapitalVia Application Deadline: January 26, 2014 Result of Phase 1: January 31, 2015 Finale: March 7, 2015 Prizes: Top three winners will get cash prizes + a trophy + certificate. First cash prize: INR 1 Lac, Second cash prize: INR 50,000, Third cash prize: INR 25,000 and next 15 top ideas each winner will get a cash prize of INR 5000. Next 15 idea recognitions will get cash prize + certificate.   You have an Idea. It’s Innovative. You don’t know how the Idea is going to work. Nobody knows. You always wanted to work on it, work around it and put it to…
  • Quiz | What is the perfect job for you?

    Admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 6:18 am
    Which job is right for your personality? Discover more about yourself with our quiz and which job is ideally suited to your personality! The post Quiz | What is the perfect job for you? appeared first on Student Resource - Learning Centre | Letsintern.com.
  • Wooplr, a Banglore based startup helps you shop the easy way + Become a Fashion Ninja for them!

    Admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 3:40 am
    Wooplr is a Bangalore based start-up striving to enable people to shop better and discover their neighborhood like never before. People can now find what their friends are buying, the top trends in their cities, discover the best shopping destination in fashion, food and home decor. You can share their shopping finds and build a strong following for yourself to become a social influencer in your city. Wooplr is available on the web, Android and iOS platforms where you can shop on the go.  Launched in March 2013 to the public,  Wooplr was featured as ‘Top 15 Hottest Start-ups to…
  • Top 30 Content Writing internships & jobs of the week | Get paid to put your best words on paper!

    Admin
    23 Jan 2015 | 1:51 am
    Letsintern Content Creator Pune Rs. 10000 per month Apply by 2/5/2015 Leo Burnett Trainee – Copywriter Mumbai Rs. 15000 per month Apply by 2/2/2015 Stupidsid Content Intern Mumbai Rs. 3000 per month Apply by 1/27/2015 Fidatoh events and services Content Writer for Food & Food Products Anywhere in India Rs. 3600 per month Apply by 2/14/2015 MYD Couture Content Writing & Social Media New Delhi Rs. 5000 per month Apply by 1/30/2015 Scoutdat Online Services Pvt. Ltd. Content and social media management New Delhi Rs. 5000 per month Apply by 1/31/2015 releaseMyAd Media Pvt ltd Content…
  • Work with 20 of the best artists across the world | ‘Good Artist’ brings you internships in Art.

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    22 Jan 2015 | 6:58 am
    Have you always been interested in the world of art, but thought it might take you down the slippery road of anonymity, poverty, and possibly self-harm? All over India, young creative people are breaking that stereotype by actively pursuing a career in the art and culture industries, and they’re growing like never before. One example is the Good Artists of Pune, who, although just a few years old, are already hosting an international artist residency in their small but vibrant city! ‘Refracting Rooms’, Pune’s first Khoj international Workshop, will take place between the 15th of…
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  • Indian Army Recruitment Rally 2015 in AP & Telangana

    raja
    25 Jan 2015 | 9:33 am
    Indian Army Recruitment Rally 2015: Indian Army will be going to recruit 26000 soldiers through out India. This is very good news for the candidates who are looking for jobs in Indian Army. Indian Army Open Rally 2015 at Visakhapatnam: Indian Army Recruitment Rally in AP for Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Visakhapatnam, East Godavari, West Godavari, Krishna districts will be conducted form 13th February to 21st February 2015 at Visakhapatnam. Indian Army Recruitment Rally 2015 in Telangana: Indian Army Recruitment Rally in AP for Adilabad, Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Mahbubnagar, Medak,…
  • Punjab PPSC Recruitment 2015 Apply for 118 Civil Judge Posts at www.ppsc.gov.in

    raja
    25 Jan 2015 | 3:41 am
    Punjab PPSC Recruitment 2015: Punjab Public Service Commission(PPSC) has issued employment notification to filling up 118 Civil Judge Posts in Junior Division Cum Judicial Magistrate. Interested and Eligible candidates may download OMR application form at www.igntu.nic.in and send it on or before last date 25-02-2015. For more details about PPSC Civil Judge Recruitment refer below information. PPSC Civil Judge Recruitment 2015 Vacancy Details: Total No. of Posts: 118 posts Name of the posts: Civil Judge (Junior Division) cum Judicial Magistrate. Age Limit: Applicants should have a minimum of…
  • IGNTU Recruitment 2015 Apply Online for 82 Non Teaching Posts at www.igntu.nic.in

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    25 Jan 2015 | 3:00 am
    IGNTU Recruitment 2015: Indira Gandhi National Tribal University (IGNTU), Amarkantak has issued recruitment notification to filling up 82 Non Teaching Posts . Interested and Eligible candidates may apply online application form at www.igntu.nic.in on or before last date 20-02-2015. For more details about igntu amarkantak recruitment 2015 for non teaching positions refer below information. IGNTU Recruitment 2015 Vacancy Details: Total No. of Posts: 82 posts Name of the posts: Non Teaching Posts 1. Librarian: 01 Post 2. Executive Engineer (Civil): 01 Post 3. Assistant Librarian: 03 Posts 4.
  • Miranda College Recruitment 2015 Apply for 37 assistant professor posts at www.mirandahouse.ac.in

    raja
    25 Jan 2015 | 1:52 am
    Miranda College Recruitment 2015: Miranda House, College for Women (University of Delhi) has issued recruitment notification to filling up 37 assistant professor posts in various subjects. Interested and Eligible candidates may apply online application form at www.mirandahouse.ac.in and take printout of it and send it on or before last date 23-02-2015. For more details about Miranda House Recruitment 2015 refer below information. Miranda College Recruitment 2015 Vacancy Details: Total No. of Posts: 37 posts Name of the posts: assistant professor Scale of Pay: Rs.15,600 – Rs.39,100 with…
  • Karnataka KPSC Recruitment 2015 Apply for 440 Gazetted Probationer Posts at www.kpsc.kar.nic.in

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    24 Jan 2015 | 9:23 pm
    Karnataka KPSC Recruitment 2015: Karnataka Public Service Commission (KPSC), Bengaluru has issued employment notification to filling up 440 posts of Gazetted Probationer(GP) under Group A & B. Interested and Eligible candidates may apply online at www.kpsc.kar.nic.in on or before last date 20-02-2015. For more details like how to apply, selection process, exam date refer below information. Karnataka KPSC Gazetted Probationer(G.P) Recruitment 2015 Vacancy Details: Total No. of Vacancies: 440 posts Name of the Post: Gazetted Probationer(G.P) Age Limit: Applicants should have minimum of 21…
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  • The Most Powerful Tool In Your Career Change Arsenal (Hint: You Use It Every Day)

    Natasha Stanley
    20 Jan 2015 | 1:46 am
    Scientists, inventors and entrepreneurs use it; it's sparked the greatest achievements in the world; and it's something you use every day (but likely not in the most powerful way). Natasha explains the simple tool at the heart of a successful change – and how you can use it to unlock new 'aha' moments for your shift. What is it you want most in your career change right now? Is it clarity? Self-belief? The right connections? Knowledge – knowledge about whether you need those qualifications, knowledge about how to make things work financially?  Chances are, what you want from your…
  • From the BBC to Coaching

    Sab
    19 Jan 2015 | 1:52 am
    "I realised I didn't feel alive anymore." Dieter Hachenberg needed work that fitted his priorities, not the other way round. But he didn't want his family to suffer financially while he worked things out. Here's how he breathed new life into his career. What work were you doing previously? Project and Programme Manager at the BBC, handling technical installations and team management. What are you doing now? Personal coaching, executive coaching and leadership development. I am also now setting up InsideOutside training to provide leadership development in outdoor spaces, using mainly…
  • How Do I Make A Shift When I've Got No Time?

    Natasha Stanley
    12 Jan 2015 | 2:29 am
    Zaira's job takes up all her time and energy. With virtually no idea of what she wants to do next and no time to figure it out, how can she make any progress with her career change? What’s your career history and current line of work? I’ve worked in the financial services sector for around nine years, and in my current role in a financial risk management company for the last four years. How do you feel about your work? Drained. Uninspired. I've become uninspiring myself. It’s not like I don’t have things to keep me busy – I’m always busy, running around,…
  • From Architecture to Social Impact Design

    Sab
    12 Jan 2015 | 12:27 am
    Katie Crepeau felt disconnected from her career. Instead, she craved a buzzy environment where she could make a real social impact. When she discovered her new industry, she finally felt at home. Here, she shares what she did right, what went wrong, and the biggest lessons from her shift. What work were you doing previously? I was working in a small architecture firm, focused on adaptive reuse and residential projects, mainly for urban developers. On evenings and weekends, I volunteered with a few different humanitarian design organisations that showed me another way design could affect…
  • Too Many Ideas (Or None At All)? Here's What To Do

    Natasha Stanley
    6 Jan 2015 | 1:16 am
    Does your mind feel like a buzzing tangle of disparate ideas and possibilities? Trapped by indecision? Natasha explains how to make the most of your busy brain and get closer to being able to say: "This is what I want." Career-changers at the start of their journeys generally tend to fall into one of two camps. Perhaps you have absolutely no idea what you want to do next with your career. Or maybe you feel utterly flooded with ideas; so many, in fact, that you’re paralysed by indecision and uncertainty.  You’re interested in so many different areas – where should you begin? None of…
 
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  • Mexican Trucking Restrictions Might Get Lifted in the U.S.

    Hit The Road Jack
    15 Jan 2015 | 11:59 am
    Mexican trucking firms may now be legally permitted to operate in the U.S., according to Mexico’s Communications and Transport Ministry. Mexican truckers have been trying to negotiate unlimited access to drive in our country. However, currently, the U.S. restricts the Mexican transportation industry. In a way though, it’s unfair considering that American drivers have access to their country since 2007. Their Mexican counterparts have curbs where they can only drop off their cargo in border regions and not throughout. In 1994, an agreement between the United States, Canada, and…
  • “Virtual Technician”: Internet-Connected Engines Are the Future of Trucking

    Hit The Road Jack
    13 Jan 2015 | 1:45 pm
    The last thing a truck driver wants is to get behind due to unforeseen truck maintenance. You know, the dreaded “check engine” light of death—–ranging from anything simple needing an oil change… to something far more devastating. From there you have two choices (neither one a good choice, either): 1. Keep going and just hope and pray you don’t end up breaking down. Or, 2. Take it to get looked at and not be able to drive for who knows how long. Either way, these things happen and either way you are at risk of falling behind on your delivery schedule. The…
  • What to Look for in Trucking Schools

    Hit The Road Jack
    8 Jan 2015 | 9:16 am
    In order to land a career where you earn a good wage, you almost always need more than just a high school education in this job market. There aren’t as many labor or manufacturing jobs like there used to be in the old days. Unfortunately, higher education is financially out of the question for many. Even ones who graduate usually end up paying back ungodly amounts of student loans for a good chunk of their lives. Plus, even with a degree there’s no certainty that you can even find a job anyway. CDL training is a great alternative to attending college. It’s short, inexpensive…
  • Congress Doesn’t Think Truckers Need More Sleep

    Hit The Road Jack
    29 Dec 2014 | 8:26 am
    It looks like D.C. is now hitting the snooze button on the newer sleep requirement rules for drivers. Congress voted earlier in December on a $1.1 trillion plan to rollback spending by amending regulations for clean water, banks, and amount of rest required for truckers. When it comes to the topic of hours-of-service, the debate rolls on. Despite such a huge whirlwind the media saw promoting stricter revisions to trucking policies, recently, congress seems to be saying that they want our nation’s 18-wheelers to do keep rolling on anyway. Now, it seems that our government wishes to…
  • Rolling out in 2015: New Year Resolutions for Truckers

    Hit The Road Jack
    18 Dec 2014 | 1:29 pm
    As the new year rolls on in, we’re reminded that it’s officially the time to make those silly resolutions that most of us will already give up on by February. In the trucking industry, it’s especially important to be thinking about changing our lives for the better right now.   1. Adopt positive sleep habits. There’s no better time than the start of a fresh year to get thinking of correcting any bad sleeping habits you may adopt during the holidays. Safety is one of the biggest concerns for truck drivers so ensuring that you’re always alert is a must.
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  • Top 10 Computer Science Programs with the Best Return on Investment (ROI) In USA

    jobhunt
    8 Jan 2015 | 3:23 am
    Computer science is one of the highest paying professions in the world. Student wants to maximize their earnings in the field of Computer Science but also should try to find computer science degrees with the best return on investment (ROI). The average pay for software developers is over $90,000 per year, and the average pay for computer and information research scientists is over $100,000 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Below is the list of universities student should opt out between to earn smarter. 1. California Institute of Technology: Pasadena, California…
  • Logistics – Organizing, Distributing, and Coordinating

    jobhunt
    30 Dec 2014 | 1:53 am
    Logistics as a business concept evolved in the 1950s with the increasing complexity of supplying businesses with materials and shipping out products in an increasingly globalized supply chain. Those that work in logistics are always in demand. The work of a logistician begins with bringing in the supplies and raw materials necessary for a business or organization to operate. Inbound logistics are then used in conjunction with outbound logistics to distribute products or services where they are in demand. Every company needs someone to manage the when, where, and why of the business, and keep…
  • Internet Jobs – Flexible Work from Anywhere

    jobhunt
    16 Dec 2014 | 1:56 am
    They always say the nice thing about internet jobs is being able to work in your pajamas. While some companies designate the amount of work and time it needs to be completed, many companies that allow you to work at your own pace. Also, There are many Freelancing sites such as Elance, oDesk, Freelancer, allow you to earn potential income by applying to the job posts by bidding on them. Now the days, internet income became a primary source of income for many individuals . As the independent society developed renowned amid all these years, several sites have been dispatched that give…
  • The Hotel Industry – Providing a Home Away from Home

    jobhunt
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:38 am
    The hotel industry is booming, and all aspects of hospitality are in demand. Hotels, spas, motels, bed and breakfasts, and resorts are thriving, and available positions are growing by the number. Most of the major hospitality companies are either headquartered in the United States or have a major corporate presence in the U. S.  Nearly all major hospitality companies worldwide recruit from hospitality schools located in North America.  Numerous hospitality programs in the U. S. offer students the opportunity to learn how to become managers in this dynamic, and growing field. Best Cities…
  • Finance Industry Jobs

    jobhunt
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:42 am
    Finance positions are not always about money. Career options are varied in the field of work, and positions can range from investment banks to being a financial advisor. Being an important and detailed industry, it is rare to find a job that does not require at least a bachelor’s degree Where to Find Finance Jobs While the most popular, and stressful, place to look for employment in finance is on Wall Street in New York City, it is not the only place. Richmond, Virginia houses some of the larger banks, such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Capital One Financial, which employs over…
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  • Building block of success: Confidence

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    25 Jan 2015 | 12:14 am
    Would you describe yourself as a confident person? Many of us may assume we are confident or that we project confidence when necessary without really reflecting on our actions. Having confidence means that you hold a belief in yourself and your abilities. This trait is a main ingredient to success and manifestation. Characteristics of low self esteem The esteem we hold for ourselves is something that shows in and impacts every area of our lives. It shows in the way we speak, what we say and the way we move. We have the ability to move into and out of different levels of confidence. We may…
  • Self Medicate: Patience Pill

    B.B. Rose
    3 Jan 2015 | 6:49 am
    “Have patience with all things, but, first of all with yourself.” -St. Francis de Sales Do you dread having to show the new secretary how to file reports on the company computer system? You’ve shown her a hundred times and she still doesn’t seem to get it so what can you do to improve the situation? Patience You may have thought yourself the pinnacle of patience, though if she still hasn’t learned how to do the job at hand, she’s probably just as frustrated as you are. The problem here seems to be twofold. One – she doesn’t understand and two – you do but…
  • Autopilot good habits

    lifemasterplanner@gmail.com
    6 Dec 2014 | 12:00 am
    Everyday we make innumerable choices and decisions on a constant basis. Some we make with a lot of intention and some we seem to make without even a drop of awareness. These are called habits. They are choices that we have made the same way so many times that we now make them on autopilot. This can be good when we put our seat belts on without thinking about it, but it can be harmful if we are waking up and smoking a cigarette first thing in the morning without consideration. Rather than focusing on what we need to stop doing, let’s focus on how we can create good habits, and watch some of…
  • Unleash your productive self!

    B.B. Rose
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    “You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. With so much pressure on you to perform, it’s hard to see the woods for the trees sometimes. There are so many files building up on your desk and so much mail to reply to that sometimes meetings get in the way of productivity. You seem to spend much of your time teleconferencing or talking to people rather than actually performing the work that needs to be done. This guide should help you to make your work time more effective and productive. Work out an order of work What jobs do…
  • Dreams with benefits!

    B.B. Rose
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:42 am
    “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined.” -Henri David Thoreau The problem that most people have with living their dreams is making their goals specific enough, or lacking belief in themselves. Either of these stops dreams from becoming reality. It’s a shame because once you learn to apply visualization to the picture, you are much more likely to get to the place you want to be in life. Add belief in yourself and all things are possible. If you were to ask someone what they want to be, it’s likely that they may glibly reply that…
 
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