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  • The Power of Thank You

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

    The Prepary
    Jaime Petkanics
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Q&A Monday again! Today’s post will be short and sweet, but I had 2 clients ask me this question last week so I assumed others might be wondering as well. Q: When should I send a thank you note after an interview? A: Within 24 hours of the interview Why? Well, the primary purpose of a thank you note is to actually show someone gratitude for the time they took to speak with you. The more prompt you can be, the better so send the thank you (by email) as soon as you can. Of course, when you’re interviewing in the middle of your workday, you probably will have to wait until that…
  • A Thanks + Giving 2014 Story

    Career Hub
    billiesucher
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    Flying home from Charleston last evening, the stranger next to me asked me what I did for a living. I told her and we talked about our careers for a bit. The conversation moved from occupations to Thanksgiving. I told...
  • Effective Job Search Techniques: How to Find a Job Fast

    Rewriting Your Resume for Results
    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…
  • You have to fail to move forward

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

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

    Penelope Trunk
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:17 pm
    The course will be Mon. Dec. 15 through Thurs. Dec. 18 at 8pm EST. It’s $195. But if you sign up before Nov. 21, you get a $50 discount. 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. You can judge if you are one of my good friends by whether or not I’ve fired you. Melissa, for example, is my really really good friend because I’ve fired her three times. I fired Cassie twice. In fact, I was going to throw out that picture up top because it was…
  • 7 Ways to have a good marriage

    Penelope Trunk
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:34 am
    Staying married is important for your career. If you’re the breadwinner, and you have kids but get divorced, you will need to earn enough money for two households instead of one. Bye-bye career change. If you are not the breadwinner, you’ll start being the breadwinner, and all the career flexibility your marriage provided will be gone. Now you’ll have a much more limited set of possibilities for your career choices. Add to that: you won’t be able to relocate for a job because your kids are not going to relocate with you—that’s almost always by court…
  • How to get a career that provides stability

    Penelope Trunk
    4 Nov 2014 | 10:34 am
    I spent a lot of the last decade writing about what each generation wants from a job. I wrote for Time magazine that Generation Y wants engagement. I wrote that Generation X wants flexibility. I wrote that Baby Boomers want power. But the common truth is that we all want stability. Each generation just has their own idea of the right path to a stable career. A unifying thing about a multigenerational workforce is that career stability is the same for all of us—it’s about keeping us with the changing demands of work. Here’s what you need to do to create stability for…
  • What type of woman should freeze her eggs?

    Penelope Trunk
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:13 pm
    Apple and Facebook announced that the companies will pay for female employees to freeze their eggs. It’s a great company policy. For one thing, it’s acknowledgment that the gap between women and men in the workplace is that women’s careers are controlled by their biological clock and men’s are not. Another thing this new policy does is it gives women more reproductive choices. Similar to the pill, really. So it should be no surprise that like the pill, egg freezing faces widespread wariness. As if perfectly timed for the news, Jonathan Eig just published a book titled, The Birth of…
 
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    On the Job by Anita Bruzzese

  • How to Trim the Learning Curve for New Workers

    24 Nov 2014 | 6:24 am
    It’s often been said that it can take a new employee from six months to a year to really become effective in an organization, but in today’s fast-paced environment that’s like saying it’s OK to still use dial-up.Organizations that hope to remain competitive must ensure that they’re not only hiring qualified workers, but that these new employees will be able to trim their learning curve so their input will be felt as soon as possible.But onboarding new workers can often be a difficult task, and many organizations fail. For example, half of all hourly workers leave new jobs within the…
  • Why You Need to Think Like a Rookie

    17 Nov 2014 | 5:24 am
    If you could be a rookie at work again, would you?You might immediately think, “heck, no” considering all the mistakes you made when you were new to the job.But if you think harder, you might begin to realize that even though you stumbled sometimes, you were a rookie with passion, with drive and with an innovative mindset.What happened to that person?That’s what Liz Wiseman believes a lot of people wonder. As author of a new book, “Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work,” Wiseman argues that in our rapidly changing workplace, experience can…
  • Kraft Workers Embrace Innovation

    12 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    Barry Calpino, vice president of breakthrough innovation at Kraft Food Group Inc., recently noted in a radio interview that there is an effort within Kraft “to push our organization and our innovation teams to shoot for bigger opportunities, more incremental white space, new categories and new usage occasions.”While he admits that driving innovation was one of Kraft’s “weaknesses” in the past, it is “now one of our biggest strengths,” he says.Part of that strength comes from hiring more innovative-thinking employees to join the company, which has more than 22,500…
  • How Veterans Can Find a Job in the Private Sector

    11 Nov 2014 | 7:12 am
    I originally wrote this story a couple of years ago, but it's still valuable advice for vets.Joe Kearney retired from the Army after 23 years and has two words of advice for fellow veterans who will be looking for a job in the private sector: "Start early."Kearney, who now works as a project manager for Swedish telecommunications company Ericsson in Plano, Texas, says jobs are out there for veterans, but finding them takes a lot of planning and hard work.Sitting by a scenic lake near his Ericsson office, Kearney recalls a brief stint as a government contractor after leaving the military and…
  • Why Your Career Needs Reverse Mentoring

    6 Nov 2014 | 8:58 am
    When older workers witness young IT employees making workplace gaffes like referring to the CEO as “dude,” they may shake their heads and sigh, knowing that the young employees have a lot to learn.But when young IT employees watch older workers struggling to understand new technology, well, dude, they may shake their heads and think the same thing.That’s why more employers are starting to explore reverse mentoring. At Mastercard, for example,  Chief Human Resource Officer Ron Garrow admits that while he’s not a technophobe, “I recognized that I had a lot to…
 
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    Marci Alboher, Working the New Economy Blog

  • 10 Tips for Eating More Real Food

    27 Nov 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Moving away from processed foods and toward a whole-foods diet is one of the most meaningful lifestyle changes you can make. Here's how.
  • How to Win at Sleep

    27 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    By Marygrace Taylor Turn on the Lights as Soon as You Wake Slinking around in the dark may feel like easing into your day, but “bright light helps set your body’s circadian rhythm,” says Shelby Harris, Psy.D., director of behavioral sleep medicine at the Sleep-Wake Disorders Center at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. “With that comes consistent production of melatonin—the hormone that triggers sleepiness—at night.” Work Out First Thing A brisk 30-minute morning walk helped adults sleep longer and more deeply the evening following the exercise than those who did the…
  • IUDs: Is This Kind of Birth Control Right For You?

    27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    While earning her master’s degree in architecture, Emilie Schmitz barely had time to sleep, let alone take her birth control. Her M.D. listened closely to Schmitz’s concerns, and then suggested the student try a form of contraceptive she’d never used before: an intrauterine device, more commonly referred to as an IUD. 
  • Indoor Workout: 5 Barre Moves You Can Do At Home

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    You’ve likely heard of barre studios like Pure Barre, Bar Method, FlyBarre, …and the list goes on. All focus on small, isometric movements combined with stretches for a lean, sexy bod.
  • Work Out While You Wait (In Line)

    27 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Sure, you could browse the tabloids for the latest Kardashian news while standing in those long holiday shopping lines — or, you could do your body some actual good.
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    Brazen Careerist

  • Switching Careers? Here’s How to Revamp Your Resume

    Michelle Kruse
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    You’ve decided to switch gears with your career and transition to a new industry. Congratulations! Making the decision to tackle such a significant shift takes serious courage. But as exciting as this time is, it also comes with a lot of questions and doubts: Will you be able to compete with industry veterans? Will potential employers discount you because of your lack of relevant experience? How can you position yourself as attractive and impressive to recruiters despite your background? These are serious considerations. But chances are, you have good reasons for changing your career path.
  • MBA Application Process: What’s Typically Required and How Much It Costs

    Sarah Greesonbach
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    In the world of entrepreneurship and higher education, everyone seems to be a little intimidated by the almighty MBA. So, let’s clarify a few fundamental concepts: Is an MBA totally worthwhile depending on your career goals? Yes. Is it also totally intimidating and gross? It is to me, and it may be to you, too. If you’re not quite sure, here’s a careful look at the MBA Application process with examples taken from the Harvard MBA application website. Pay attention — there may be a red flag along the way that helps you realize that an MBA is not for you. If you feel the opposite way…
  • Want to Work Remotely While Traveling the World? This Program Can Help

    Susan Shain
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Picture this: You’re sitting in a European cafe, typing away on your laptop and sipping an espresso. Or, you’re lounging on an exotic beach, having a conference call with one of your global clients. It’s the remote working dream that’s exploded in popularity over the past few years. However, if you’ve considered pursuing this lifestyle before, you might have been intimidated by the complicated logistics. From booking flights to finding WiFi, the number of variables involved in traveling while working remotely can make anyone’s head swirl. That’s why an innovative program from a…
  • Boost Your Business With a Visual Content Strategy

    Sam Richardson
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    Visual content is the next best thing for your marketing strategy: It’s more appealing to view and take in. What would you prefer? Reading a paragraph or two of text or watching an eye-catching animation that explains the information with minimal effort? The days of the written press release are coming to an end. Consumers are answering more to visual media, and readers are likely to spend more time and interest looking at imagery and videos. (Click here to tweet this quote.) Multimedia material can make a huge difference when engaging with your online audience. The most popular visual…
  • 3 Creative Yet Professional Ways to Get Your Next Job Application Noticed

    Val Matta
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Job opening for your dream job sighted! Cover letter written? Check. Resume tailored? Check. Next step: Find a way to approach the HR manager so your email doesn’t get overlooked, or worse, dragged to the trash can. There must be a professional, yet interesting way to help you stand out in this inevitably giant pool of applicants. With multimedia at your fingertips, seize opportunities to bring innovation into your job search endeavors. Approach the hiring manager with these innovative ideas: 1. Film a video to show off your personality A video is the perfect way to make a great first…
 
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    David Zinger - Employee Engagement Speaker

  • Employee Engagement: How to Make Your Day by Finding Your UP

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

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

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

    David Zinger
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:33 am
    Are you game for a simple approach to improve engagement with work and well-being? 10 Lessons for Gamification. Based on David Zinger’s personal experience this post offers you a simple and lean approach to using gamification for engagement. Although it is an experiment with just one person it offers some tangible evidence of how gamification can improve both work and well-being and how an experiment can help us improve the process of gamification. The post also offers you a glimpse into gamification based on a real experience and offers you a pathway to gamification that can be…
  • A 21-Point Employee Engagement Manifesto

    David Zinger
    4 Nov 2014 | 4:39 am
    If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything Have you taken a stand on employee engagement? I wrote this manifesto to declare my beliefs and practices for employee engagement. I invite you to read it, to reflect upon the statements, to act upon the statements that make sense to you, and to determine your own stand on employee engagement. Here is the beginning of the manifesto: Our current practices and approaches to employee engagement are failing. They are failing to achieve organizational results and most employees fail to experience the benefits of their own…
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    All Things Workplace

  • Inclined to Collaborate? You Should Be

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

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

    Steve Roesler
    10 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    Leaders, managers, and heads of projects constantly seek ways to grow talent and make a difference in organizational success. More and more, job candidates are asking the question, "What will I learn here?" If they don't like the answer, chances are they'll keep looking. So, I began reflecting on some recent speaking and workshop experiences. Four distinct factors came to mind as I thought about the give-and-take that led to learning for all of us. I hope you'll find these useful.   Four Ways to Impact Learning Impact Curiosity: For every action there's a reaction. When we say or do…
  • What Happens When Leaders Coach?

    Steve Roesler
    3 Nov 2014 | 3:51 am
    You may already have the right people to enable your company to "win"--however you define the word. A couple of years ago I was involved in designing a leadership program to develop the top talent in a global company. We created a model that used the senior management team as coaches for the structured learning activities. First we coached the coaches on how to coach; then we turned them loose. It's been the most effective learning we've experienced in nearly 30 years of leadership development and design. What's happening that works? The top leadership learns a lot about their own abilities.
  • What Is In Your Unspoken Contract?

    Steve Roesler
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    When 300 technical professionals at a major utility were told to re-apply for jobs in their department as part of a major reorganization, they were livid. "I've been here 18 years."  (Longevity means immunity to change) "I hired the idiot who's running this thing." (If I gave someone their job, they won't mess with mine) "They already know what I can do." (I only have to prove myself once) "No other utility has ever had to go through this." (This place isn't being run according to the norm) "No one told me this could happen when I was hired." (This wasn't part of the deal) "My wife…
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    Jon Gordon's Blog » Jon Gordon's Blog | Developing Positive Leaders, Organizations and Teams

  • The Power of Thank You

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

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

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

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

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

  • True Loyalty

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

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

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

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

    Steve Pavlina
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:45 pm
    Here are some updates regarding upcoming events and freebies that may interest you. Effortless Success Mindfest – Free The Effortless Success Mindfest runs this week. This is a free online event hosted by Learning Strategies and Jack Canfield. You can tune into it and listen right away since the Mindfest started earlier today. This Mindfest focuses on combining the Law of Attraction with down-to-earth habits and practices, so that your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are aligned with the results you desire. I don’t recommend many programs about the LoA since so many of them…
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    Execupundit.com

  • I've Got to Raise My Speaking Fees

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    When officials at the University of California at Los Angeles began negotiating a $300,000 speech appearance by Hillary Rodham Clinton, the school had one request: Could we get a reduced rate for public universities?The answer from Clinton’s representatives: $300,000 is the “special university rate.”Read the rest of The Washington Post article.
  • Quote of the Day

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:00 am
    The challenge of education is not to prepare a person for success, but to prepare him for failure. - Admiral James Stockdale
  • P.D. James, R.I.P.

    27 Nov 2014 | 5:51 pm
    The Telegraph: The great detective novelist P.D. James has died. She was 94 years old.
  • Copland Break

    27 Nov 2014 | 3:44 pm
    From "Rodeo": "Saturday Night Waltz."
  • Be Thankful You're Not Them

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:33 am
    If you are having difficulty feeling grateful, Political Calculations has two videos: one of a hipster Thanksgiving and one of a highly dysfunctional family Thanksgiving.The hipster one, of course, wins hands-down.
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    The HR Capitalist

  • What I'm Thankful for....

    Kris Dunn
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:47 am
    Friends, family, health, etc... All the regular stuff... Plus, I'm thankful for all the images from past and present that keep me grounded.  On that note, check out the photo below from the Business Insider profile of the Groupon office environment.  This photo shows a Forbes cover of the Groupon CEO in the middle, then they've smartly surrounded him with great business mag covers from the past of tech startups that have imploded... Netscape, AOL, etc. I first posted this in 2010 when Groupon was red-hot.  You probably know the rest of the story. Humble pie.  It's…
  • The 2 People You'll Meet When You Give Your Employees Total Freedom on Social Media...

    Kris Dunn
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:21 am
    Look, I know you're scared of social media.  People like Tim Sackett and I used to do a year's worth of speaking gigs talking about social media and HR, then we just got bored and moved on. We'll, I'm back - To introduce you to the two people you'll meet when you give your employees freedom on social media.  I'm still an advocate for allowing this freedom, but there are going to be some failures out there to prepare for.  Here's what you're going to see. 1. Person responsible for your brand and sub-brand attempts humor and as a result, Al Sharpton is…
  • Walk Up Music Should Be Required in All Your Meetings...

    Kris Dunn
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:28 am
    Yeah, I'll say it. I think walk up music should be required at all your meetings.  You know what walk up music is - it's the song that plays when a major league baseball player walks from the dugout to the batter's box.  Another version is what plays during dead balls in arenas and stadiums with event personnel who know what they're doing. Walk up music is designed to the make the event seem bigger than it is by ripping something from pop culture.  It sets a mood. And if you're a leader, you should ask your people to provide intro music to every meeting.
  • Insert These Classic Jim Mora Sr. Clips Into Your Next Training Session for Managers...

    Kris Dunn
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    It's Friday, so let's keep it light - and since it's football season, let's learn from the great leaders of the gridiron.   Today's lesson is from the book of Jim Mora Sr.  You know him as the dad of Jim Mora Jr. (UCLA head Coach) and the famous subject of his "Playoffs?" post-game press conference.  If you stopped with that clip, you'd be good to go.  But you'd be under-estimating the catalog of Jim Mora Sr. I've got three clips for you to use in your next training session for managers (email subscribers, click through for video), ordered…
  • MAC MILLER, BIG WINS AND YOUR CAREER: Or Are You On The Couch Watching Cartoons?

    Kris Dunn
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:35 am
    Ay yo, the flyest ************ in the roomYeah, you know it's me******** hating on him, cause he started out here locallyHopefully, I'll be at the top soonFor now I'm at my house, on the couch, watching cartoons.. --lyrics from Donald Trump by Mac Miller I'll give you a short post today.  It's about your career, so it could be for an HR pro, a recruiter, a manager or someone that has maintained the common sense that being an individual contributor is the best way to go. At some point, you're going to interview for your next gig.  The whole process is designed…
 
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    Evil HR Lady

  • What would happen if you refused to work Thanksgiving?

    Evil HR Lady
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:11 am
    This question came up as a search term that landed someone on my blog. It’s a good question. The person also used the word exempt twice in their google word string, so to be clear, this is a variation of the question, but I’ll answer it from both an exempt and non-exempt point. Here’s the official answer: I have no idea. Ha, ha, I’m so helpful! But, that’s the true answer as I don’t know your company, your boss, and your rules. One thing is for sure, except in a very few exceptions, you can be fired for not showing up on a shift. But it’s…
  • How Job Interviews Really Go

    Evil HR Lady
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    I stumbled upon this video today: Hilarious. Now, to be honest, I already knew about Kid Snippets, but I hadn’t seen this one before. I want you all to change your job interviews to match this one. Especially the salary negotiation with fingers and multiple firings.
  • Workplace (double) standards about dress

    Evil HR Lady
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:01 am
    What you wear reflects who you are, or who you want to be. It’s why you should “dress one level up” for a job interview. That means if you’re applying for a job in a business-casual environment, you still wear a suit to the interview, whether you’re a man or woman. But once you leave the suit environment, dress codes for men and women vary a great deal. Not because the dress codes themselves are written differently. In fact, a good dress code is gender-neutral. For example. HR expert Susan Heathfield states in her sample business casual dress code, To keep…
  • Why Facebook’s Bus Driver Problem Could Be Your Problem

    Evil HR Lady
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:58 am
    Facebook’s bus drivers just voted to unionize, and Facebook has received a lot of commentary about their poor work practices, such as forcing the drivers to work split shifts. In this case, drivers sometimes start at 6:00 a.m. or before and don’t end until 9:45 p.m. As you can imagine, that makes for a pretty miserable work-life balance. According to one driver, Jimmy Maerina, drivers aren’t allowed to take additional employment during their 5 hour mid-day break, the company doesn’t provide enough resting space, and many drivers sleep in their cars, as they need rest…
  • My boss wants to have me arrested for working unauthorized overtime

    Evil HR Lady
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:58 am
    Dear Evil HR Lady, Hi, I am wondering about overtime etc. Basically, my wife has worked in an office most of her life. Recently, she has been working for a small business as an office manager; running the office, ordering parts, making sure the other people were getting their work schedule for the day, etc. She worked 3 years there, basically worked through lunch etc, stayed late waiting on workers to get in, getting office supply on the weekends etc. So after 2 years she decided to put probably 3-5 hours on her time sheet which made that overtime, as every 1 else was paid it when they worked…
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    CAREERBRIGHT

  • Career Progression with an Executive MBA [Infographic]

    Shweta Khare
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Working tech or business professionals looking to enrich their careers or move on to the next lucrative ladder toward career success often consider Executive MBA as a viable option.   Here’s an interesting Infographic that highlights some important points on the uniqueness of the executive MBA. Infographic by embaonline Follow @careerbright Related Posts:How to Break into the Tech Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]4 Reasons Your Career-Specific Training makes you the Best…Tips on Changing your Career Late in your Working Life…Welding as a CareerWhat if all Offices went…
  • Why Interviewing is Broken

    Shweta Khare
    22 Nov 2014 | 11:09 pm
    Guest Post by Rohit Lal Interviewing is the primary method for talent acquisition, and it is also the method most prone to being underutilized or misused, leading to sub-optimal hiring decisions. There are several reasons for this, and quite a few of them are related to the process of interviewing itself. Let’s take a look at some of these issues.   Interviewers Don’t Prepare   We’re all familiar with the sight of recruiters chasing employees to commit to a date & time for conducting an interview. This employee (the “interviewer”) is often a mid to…
  • Making Every Interview Great

    Shweta Khare
    20 Nov 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Guest post by Marina Christopher It doesn’t matter how creatively formatted or well-written a resume and cover letters may be. When it comes to deciding whether a prospective candidate is the right fit or not for a given position, interviews are essential. It is during the interview where candidates can get the best “feel” for a company, and where they can show elements of personality that cannot always be perceived via the written word. The interview is the biggest opportunity to make an exceptional first impression.There are many ways to be a candidate the interviewer is sure to…
  • 5 Ingenious Ways Businesses Can Use Smartphones to Drive Profit

    Shweta Khare
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:35 pm
    No matter the product, service or industry, mission or corporate philosophy, nearly every business is bottom line-driven. And, there is no shortage of ingenuity as to how companies try to glean more profit out of existing processes. Every so often, a new technology emerges that radically changes the productivity landscape and industry’s related profitability potential in kind. Some notable advancements, of course, have included the assembly line, telephone, fax machine and the Internet. Today, there is a ubiquitous technology poised to revolutionize how business is done: the…
  • Habits of Successful People [Infographic]

    Shweta Khare
    13 Nov 2014 | 9:42 pm
    Which side do you relate to?   via successstory.com   Follow @careerbright Related Posts:Succeeding in the Job Search Today [INFOGRAPHIC]Career as a Sound EngineerDashing Through The Winter Job Search [INFOGRAPHIC]ATS Still Being Used to Scan Resumes – Here’s…Top Interview Question – Why do you want to join this…
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    Michael Lee Stallard

  • Closing Your Company’s “Leadership Gap”

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

    Michael Lee Stallard
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:12 pm
    #60 Learn and Apply the Five Languages of Appreciation – Ask your direct reports about memorable times when they received recognition at work. As they describe these times, ask questions to identify their primary and secondary languages of appreciation (also known as “love languages”). The five languages of appreciation in the workplace are as follows: words of affirmation, quality time, acts of service, gifts, and physical touch. (Please note that physical touch is not a primary language of appreciation in the workplace.) To learn more, read Gary Chapman and Paul White’s The 5…
  • Create a Culture Office to Promote Connection

    Michael Lee Stallard
    16 Nov 2014 | 1:21 pm
                #59 Create a Culture Office to Promote Connection – Research has shown that connection begins to breakdown when the number of individuals in an organization exceeds 150.  Establishing a culture office or center that reports to the CEO and promotes connection is a best practice. For example, Southwest Airlines has a Culture Office that reports to the CEO. The Culture Office has 30 people and is responsible for promoting Southwest’s culture. In addition, there is a Culture Committee of 150 individuals who are spread throughout the company. Texas…
  • To Connect, Share Your Stories

    Michael Lee Stallard
    9 Nov 2014 | 1:52 pm
                  #58 Share Your Stories, Be Open to Connect and Build Trust– The deepest connections are formed when you are appropriately open by communicating who you really are, what you really believe and your struggles in life. When it will help another person and it’s appropriate, consider sharing what you’ve learned from past mistakes.  This openness communicates humility and promotes connection and trust. If you are uncertain about when it is appropriate to be open in a particular context, seek the advice of trusted friends. This is the…
  • Corporations: Lessons from a College Football Halftime

    Michael Lee Stallard
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:59 pm
    Click here to view the embedded video. Enthusiasm and energy will be on full display this Saturday as the #6 TCU Horned Frogs football team host the #7 Kansas State Wildcats at 6:30 pm EDT on Fox.  During halftime, TCU will celebrate the 10th anniversary of “Frogs for the Cure” which began in 2005 when TCU athletics partnered with Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth to sponsor the first ever pink-out halftime presentation at a university football game. Frogs for the Cure began the national trend to honor survivors that is now commonplace on collegiate and professional athletic fields…
 
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • Lessons in Failure in #HRTech and #SocialRecruiting

    Gautam Ghosh
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    I somehow missed this news. Remember BranchOut, which was touted as the LinkedIn for Facebook?Well looks like the company is dying (or is already dead). According to TechCrunch:The company’s assets have been acquired by 1-Page, an HR software company based out of San Francisco but listed on the Australian stock exchange. Based on today’s stock price, 1-Page is paying around $5.4 million — $2 million in cash and 7.5 million in 1-Page shares. The lesson? Don't build your product on someone's proprietary platform.My friend Maren Hogan has a useful blog post for people who are too much in…
  • Getting the Distinguished Alumnus award from XLRI

    Gautam Ghosh
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:15 pm
    This month I was humbled and honored when my alma mater XLRI said they wanted to give me an award for being a Distinguished Alumnus - Young Achiever.At first I thought someone was playing a joke on me. But after some digging around I found that the email was legit. The Director of XLRI, Fr. E. Abraham had actually emailed me.So on 8th November I walked up to the stage of the Tata Auditorium at XLRI (where I last collected my MBA diploma)Collecting the award from Rana Sinha, Fr. E. Abraham and Prof. Sharad SarinLifetime Achievement award was given to B L Raina, CEO of Tinplate Company of…
  • The Dichotomy of Silicon Valley

    Gautam Ghosh
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:38 pm
    Two news items over the last day caught my attention. The startups in Silicon Valley, flush with VC funding and scrambling for talent are creating a new role, a person specially to look after "employee perks"! And I don't think it's an HR role.Skeptics say the return on investment from bending over backward to meet employee demands and whims is mixed.Workers enthralled by a blowout summer picnic might not be the ones a company most wants to keep, says Iwan Barankay, an associate professor of management at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School who has been a corporate consultant on…
  • WittyParrot's list of top 100 HR influencers to follow on Twitter #socialHR

    Gautam Ghosh
    18 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    The folks at SaaS company brought up a list of top 100 HR influencers to follow on Twitter and I was fortunate to be ranked on with fellow HR friends from India along with Abhijit Bhaduri, Anand Pillai, Vivek Paranjpe,  Achal Khanna, Yashwant Mahadik, Kavi Arasu Top 100 HR To Follow On Twitter from WittyParrot If you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Enterprise Social Networking - the focus on collaboration and driven by HR

    Gautam Ghosh
    4 Nov 2014 | 8:29 pm
    So yesterday I gave a talk to 12 HR heads at Bangalore which was organized by Microsoft on my thoughts on enterprise social networking in organizations. I was surprised to discover that many HR leaders were looking at driving it for their organizationsHere are some points I madeEnterprise Social helps to make implicit knowledge explicitFocusing on communities rather than networks is keySharing within the enterprise is a test of vulnerability - and is dependent on community management and organizational culture and ecosystemEvery organization will need to discover its own "use case" for…
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    Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

  • It Always Seems Impossible Until It’s Done

    Jeff Shuey
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    How many times have you been told “That’s Impossible!” in your life? Whether it was by someone in authority, a peer or even by yourself? The title of this post is from a quote by Nelson Mandela. If you have seen the movie Invictus or read about what he overcame to unite his country you know that he faced down The Impossible… and won. It always seems impossible until it’s done. ~ Nelson Mandela It Can’t Be Done Many times in your life you will hear variations on this statement. Oftentimes just when you are hearing “it can’t be done” we find ourselves stepping aside and…
  • End Job Interview with a BANG!, Not a Whimper

    Skip Freeman
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    As the typical job interview comes to a close, and after the candidate has already been asked numerous questions, most hiring managers will wrap everything up with a final question for the candidate. How the candidate answers this question can dictate whether he or she leaves the interview with a BANG! or, more typically, with just a whimper. Here is how this final question is usually phrased: “Now, do you have any questions for me?” The response from the typical candidate? It usually goes something like this: “No, I think you’ve pretty much covered everything and answered all of my…
  • MOOCs and the Coming University Mergers

    Richard Kirby
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    If you are considering going to college or going back to college in the near future, I recommend you read my last post titled How Universities Are Failing Their Graduates, Part 3. I ended it with: “Dinosaurs are dead. Is higher education (as we now know it) headed for a slot beside them in the Museum of Natural History?” Within a week following my post, CNN aired a two hour special entitled The Ivory Tower that was subtitled “Is college worth the cost?” The film brought up some of the issues I raised in my three recent posts. In this post, I want to discuss alternatives to the…
  • So Tell Me, What Are Your Weaknesses?

    Alex Freund
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    This is one of the most dreaded interview questions, but if you understand the reason interviewers ask it and what they’re looking to uncover, you’ll see that you can certainly prepare for it. The question about your weaknesses comes fairly soon after the interview begins and typically after such a question as, What are your accomplishments? or What are your strengths? Those two questions—if delivered correctly—let you sell yourself. They’re positive questions. Then—to contrast them—comes the awkward question about weaknesses. This question is not easy for the interviewer to…
  • Drudge Work Necessary to Prevail

    Elinor Stutz
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    There is always “something” in everyone’s have-to-do list that resembles dreaded drudge work. We drag our feet knowing it needs to be done, but it just isn’t the type of work we prefer to do and so we push it off for yet another time. The better route is to master taking care of whatever your drudgework may be in order to get it done and put to rest.  Below are a few suggestions for you to consider during year-end in order to fast track business in the New Year. Email and documents Go through all of your email to include in-box, sent and trash. Delete as many as…
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    Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch

  • Video: Evaluating Opportunities from Career Compass: Finding Your Career North

    Douglas E. Welch
    27 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    A short clip from this longer presentation Watch this entire presentation Enjoy this clip and presentation? Consider a donation via PayPal to support further career talks, videos, podcasts and clips.      Te next thing about the Compass that really is effective is it allows you to evaluate opportunities that present themselves. If you see an opportunity that is sitting up here in this quadrant, you’re likfe Yeaaaaaa. Score! ANd you pursue that with your heart because that is taking you exactly where you want to go. See something going this way? Still good. Still cool. Cool stuff you…
  • Video: An excess of stability? from “Transition as the New Normal” with Douglas E. Welch

    Douglas E. Welch
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:26 am
    A short clip from this longer presentation Watch this entire presentation   Enjoy this clip and presentation? Consider a donation via PayPal to support further career talks, videos, podcasts and clips.    Transcript: A perverse nature of stability, too, is that sometimes we can have too much stability. If you’ve ever heard someone say, “I’m bored. Life is boring. It’s all I do. I have my house.” and they have a lovely house and a lovely car and lovely children and their life is boring. And I think in a lot of cases, they are suffering form an excess of…
  • Video: No single focus in every career from “It’s Your Career, After All” with Douglas E. Welch

    Douglas E. Welch
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:18 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: People ask me at age 50 “What do you want to do? What do you want to be when you grow up?” I really don’t know. I am one of those people who doe snot have a single point of goal out there in the woods. Mine is more like a starfield. I have a variety of interests. Often they are totally divergent. If you…
  • Your superpower is the good example you provide with our own actions. Use it often!

    Douglas E. Welch
    23 Nov 2014 | 1:55 pm
    Your superpower is the good example you provide with our own actions. Use it often! Your superpower is the good example you provide with our own actions. Use it often! 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: Get Free eBook: The High-Tech Career Handbook: The Best of Career Opportunities 1998-2003 My first book, The High-Tech Career Handbook: The Best of Career... Big ideas and small actions Complete larger projects one small step at a time Big...
  • Archive: Your job depends on those around you — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

    Douglas E. Welch
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:23 am
    Your job depends on those around you From the Career Opportunities Archives… As many of you already know, in the corporate world, relations between departments can often be adversarial. Finance fights with creative, sales fights with manufacturing and almost everyone fights with IT. The problems that arise from this go much deeper than stalled company initiatives and delayed products. If you continue to develop adversarial relationships you might be putting yourself on the fast path to layoff.  Read this entire column – Your job depends on those around you Listen to this Podcast…
 
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    JobMob

  • Top 50 Freelance Marketplaces Online

    Jacob Share
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    The most popular FREE freelance marketplaces on the Web. Have you taken the 2014 JobMob Census yet? Your response will have a direct impact on my upcoming year, and could change my life AND yours for the better. It only takes 2-3 minutes. PLEASE TAKE IT NOW (will open in a new tab/window) Thanks! Most of the sites listed here are free to use in their most basic form both for freelancers and employers, however some of the sites have fees for at least one party and most of the sites have paid premium features. Each site is listed with its specialties and main language when not English. 1)…
  • Do You Also Have a Fear of Success?

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

    Jacob Share
    12 Nov 2014 | 11:00 am
    If you’re a regular JobMob reader or subscriber, this is for you. Why do a census? To make JobMob better for you and for me. If I know who you are and what you want, it’ll be a lot easier for me to help you. If I know that’s helping you, I’m more likely to help others like you. The results of last year’s census directly influenced some of the articles I’ve posted here since, and showed me how important the upcoming JobMob evolution will be moving forward. It only takes a few minutes. I specifically set things up to be as easy and as quick as possible. There…
  • Ask The Readers: How Should JobMob Evolve?

    Jacob Share
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    After a new logo, now it’s time to discuss a new blog design. After Round 1 Voting for a new JobMob logo and then the followup Round 2 Voting, the final logo is being tweaked by my designers from Emske.com. With a new logo and brand on the way, a fresh new look for JobMob is next on the todo list. More than a new look, a redesign is a great opportunity to re-imagine what JobMob can be and how the site can help more job seekers than ever. For almost 8 years, you’ve been looking at this: Could use a new coat of paint, no? With that in mind, here are some things to think about: What…
  • All The Internships You Need In Israel For 2015

    Jacob Share
    29 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Which internship or fellowship is best for you this year? Winter, summer, year-round, paid, free, it’s all here. And if you know of something that isn’t, tell us in the comments, ok? Winter 2015 internships Europ Network – sales and marketing internship (minimum 2 months) and an e-business internship (minimum 3 months). Israel-Asia Center Job Openings – The Israel-Asia Center is currently seeking intern candidates for a number of positions. Although the dates listed begin in 2014, they’ve confirmed that there are still openings and will be more moving forward.
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    The Career Key Blog

  • Recent Career Development Research on Physical Disabilities

    Juliet Jones
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:00 am
    In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Veterans Day November 11, I gleaned some practice tips from recent research studies on physical disability and career development.The goal is to inform and link career development practitioners working with disabled clients to research and resources they may not be aware of. Why should we pay attention to disability in career development? In 2005, one in five U.S. residents reported some level of disability (U.S. Census 2008) with the number rising with large numbers of returning veterans. Individuals with…
  • 4 Ways Veterans Can Successfully Make the Military to Civilian Transition

    Juliet Jones
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    To celebrate Veterans Day on November 11, Career Key recommends four strategies veterans can use to make a successful military to civilian transition. They are:Evaluate your readiness to make a career decisionUse the 4 S's Transition Model for a little structure and self-assessment: Situation, Self, Supports, and StrategiesExplore and narrow career options to personality-career matches using Holland's Theory, andFollow the 4-step ACIP decision making model. To see the full details, see press release, "4 Success Strategies for Veterans Making the Military to Civilian Transition" dated October…
  • New Fanshawe College Pathfinder Uses Career Key's Career and College Major Test

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

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

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

  • The Ironic Starting Point of BIGG Success

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

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

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

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

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

  • Current Searches as of November 26, 2014

    Harry Joiner
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:08 pm
    EcommerceRecruiter.com is the leading executive search firm serving the Shop.org, Ad:Tech, and IR-500 communities. To get an email that will deliver our hottest ecommerce jobs the minute they're posted, click here. And while you're at it, please join our 58,125-member LinkedIn group, Ecommerce Experts To add your resume to our confidential database, click here. Featured Listings NEW - Sr. Manager of Digital Experience (Chicago, IL) - Full write-up NEW - Manager, Web Analytics (Rockaway, NJ) - Full write-up NEW - Director of Ecommerce (Lexington, MA) - Full write-up NEW - Ecommerce PHP…
  • ACCESS DENIED: "Here's Why You're Not Getting That Plum Marketing Job."

    Harry Joiner
    4 Mar 2014 | 5:58 am
    This article appeared on EcommerceConsulting.com, a new group blog featuring some of the brightest client-side minds in the Internet Retailer Top 1000. (Here's the feed.) ___________________________________________ Dear friends, This is not a sales pitch.  Spring begins the busy season for ecommerce recruitment, and I'd like to share with you a few things which may give you some perspective on your careers, and for approximately a third of you, your job search this year. First, a little math: There are 1000 companies in the Internet Retailer Top 1000. (Like, duh.)  The average…
  • RESUME TIP: "Include Live URL's in Your Resume."

    Harry Joiner
    21 Oct 2013 | 7:51 pm
    ATLANTA, GA - As most of my readers know, I look at 50 to 60 ecommerce resumes every day. It's incredible. Many of the best candidates have the worst resumes, and many of the worst candidates have the best resumes. Perhaps that's because the best candidates are hard at work creating value for their companies, while the lesser candidates are busy worrying about their next gig. I'm not picking on the lesser candidates when I say this, but it does stand to reason that a lesser candidate will be less focused on creating value in their current situation. Don't you agree? Anyway, the Internet…
  • CANDIDATES: "Is your blog betraying you?"

    Harry Joiner
    26 Sep 2013 | 9:20 pm
    When you send me a resume, one of two things is going to happen: 1.) I'll send you a quick email expressing my thanks to you for sending your resume ... "However, your background and skills are not in line with my clients' needs, and I wish you the best of luck in your job search.  Etc."  As a career ecommerce recruiter, I only send these emails to candidates whose backgrounds have very little to do with ecommerce. OR ... 2.) I'll send you an email saying that "I like your background and I would like to know more about your personal situation: Why are you leaving?  What is your…
  • HOW TO ANSWER: "What's your compensation target?"

    Harry Joiner
    7 Sep 2013 | 2:30 pm
    CHICAGO, IL - I am in the relationship building business, and every relationship starts at "hello." When you and I first speak, it's safe to say that I don't know you. I am an optimist by nature, so I am prepared to like you. Indeed, I want to like you. Truly, you have nothing to fear in an interaction with me. Like a doctor, I'll be asking you some questions about your current situation: "Are you currently employed?" "Why are you leaving your current job?" "Have you ever been convicted of a felony?" "To what cities can you relocate?" And very importantly, "What is your compensation target,…
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    Business Pundit

  • The Ten Best Steve Jobs Keynote Addresses

    Merrill Cook
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:37 pm
    Image Source Whether you’re a lifelong Apple aficionado, a budding entrepreneur, or just a fan of those who can really move a crowd, Steve Jobs’ keynotes have been moving audiences to believe in a useful, connected, and well-designed future for decades. From the young CEO of the then fastest growing corporation in American history, to the Steve Jobs who had been let go from his own company, to the seasoned innovator of his later years, check out our top 10 keynote addresses by Steve Jobs.
  • 10 Black Friday Sales that Will Make Those Buying Electronics Lose Their Minds

    Merrill Cook
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Image Source Whether you’re one for camping out Thanksgiving eve (not I!) or sitting in and enjoying some lightning fast sales on Amazon, there’s no denying the overwhelming number of deals on Black Friday. Last year a whopping 141 million Americans shopped on the day after Thanksgiving, spending an average of $407.02 in purchases each. Including the four days after 2013’s Thanksgiving, $57.4 billion was spent on shopping. With disposable income and job prospects slightly better this year, the number is only expected to grow. But enough on the big picture. You’re…
  • Startup Backwards [Cartoon]

    Jerry King
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:54 am
    “We’re a startup. Once we start making money, THEN we’ll get an office, desks, computers, etc.”
  • 10 Awesome Office Skate Ramps

    Julian
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:35 am
    Image Source In 2014 The Huffington Post argued, “Millennials are rewriting the rules of the workplace.” As the website acknowledged, this is partly because of a YOLO – you only live once – attitude, but it’s also down to the fact that people born after the early 1980s tend to desire a lot of integration between “work” and “life.” A recent study by the Intelligence Group, for example, found that 88 percent of Generation Y workers favor a collaborative occupational environment, while almost three quarters would like to work flexibly. Arguably, companies such as Google,…
  • “Is this job worth it?” – A BusinessPundit Cartoon

    Jerry King
    13 Nov 2014 | 7:39 am
    “I keep trying to convince myself that having this job is better than being unemployed.” A Business Pundit cartoon by Jerry King.
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    Career Hub

  • A Thanks + Giving 2014 Story

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

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

    billiesucher
    5 Nov 2014 | 12:41 pm
    Are you…. an internationally renowned E X P E R T? a nationally-recognized expert? a world-leading expert? a world-famous expert? a world-class expert? the world’s most influential expert? a thought-leadership expert? a self-styled expert? a leading-edge expert? a subject-matter expert?...
  • I Know, It’s Only Rock ’n Roll But I Like It

    billiesucher
    27 Oct 2014 | 12:58 pm
    Watching a segment on 60 Minutes with Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters prompted me to write this blog post. As I watched the story, I heard myself shouting “yes, yes, yes!” when he was talking about doing something you...
  • My Friends All Drive Porsches, I Must Make Amends

    billiesucher
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:13 pm
    Someone who knows me well recently gave me a super-special gift. And no, it wasn’t flowers, it wasn’t a box of chocolates, it wasn’t a top-selling career book or a fine pen or fancy paper – nothing of the sort....
 
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    The Chief Happiness Officer Blog

  • Some thoughts on why “empty labor” makes us miserable

    Alexander
    25 Nov 2014 | 9:38 am
    The Atlantic has an absolutely fascinating article that reveals how little work actually goes on at work. From the article: …the proportion of people who say they never work hard has long been far greater than those who say they always do. The articles and books about the stressed-out fraction of humanity can be counted in the thousands, but why has so little been written about this opposite extreme? And this: I talked with over 40 people who spent half of their working hours on private activities—a phenomenon I call “empty labor.” I wanted to know how they did it, and I wanted…
  • A master at work

    Alexander
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:10 am
    This guy is a master at his job and seems very happy doing it!
  • Top 5 awesome corporate email policies

    Alexander
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:55 am
    If you feel like email is stressing you out, there might be something to it. A study conducted at the University of California found that giving people uninterrupted time where they weren’t dealing with email generally made them less stressed and better able to focus: Without email, people multitasked less and had a longer task focus, as measured by a lower frequency of shifting between windows and a longer duration of time spent working in each computer window. Further, we directly measured stress using wearable heart rate monitors and found that stress, as measured by heart rate…
  • Can you nudge people towards workplace happiness?

    Alexander
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:08 pm
    This article was written by Woohoo inc’s newest employee Thomas Christensen. Have you ever wondered why you have to walk all the way to the back end of the supermarket to get milk? Or why there are mountains of candy close to the checkout, where you always have to stand in line and wait? It is a carefully planned ploy to ensure you walk through the entire store to get to your everyday groceries, thus increasing your exposure to other items, which makes you more likely to buy something more than milk. Similarly, candy is placed where it is most likely that you will stand around bored for the…
  • Top 5 great quitters

    Alexander
    18 Nov 2014 | 6:18 am
    If you gotta quit your job, why not go out in style. Here are 5 of my all-time favorite quitters: #5: With a brass band #4: With cake #3: Live on the air #2: With interpretive dance #1: With a beer in hand Steven Slater, a flight attendant, announced over the plane’s public address system that he had been abused by a passenger and that he quit his job. He then grabbed two beers and exited the plane by deploying the evacuation slide and sliding down it. (source)
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    Lindsey Pollak Career Blog

  • Do You Really Get Your Millennial Employees?

    Lindsey Pollak
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Once you know the basics about what Millennials are looking for in the workplace, it’s easy to think that you’ve got them figured out. But the ideals of this dynamic generation run deep, and it’s important for employers to stay on top of what Millennials are looking for in their work. This week I’ve been […] The post Do You Really Get Your Millennial Employees? appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • Are Your Corporate Values Connecting With Today’s Talent Pool?

    Lindsey Pollak
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:46 am
    One of changes Millennials have helped bring to today’s workplaces is a focus on giving back. Millennials are interested in working for companies that have strong corporate values and a sense of responsibility, so it’s essential that your organization offers employees the chance to volunteer, make a difference and ultimately change the world. This week […] The post Are Your Corporate Values Connecting With Today’s Talent Pool? appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • 4 Classic Management Books that Remain Relevant Today

    Lindsey Pollak
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:17 pm
    In writing my book Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders, I followed in the footsteps of many leadership and management thinkers and teachers. While some of their work has gone out of fashion or been rendered irrelevant by newer thinking, plenty remains relevant and useful today. In Becoming the Boss, […] The post 4 Classic Management Books that Remain Relevant Today appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • Are Millennials Ready for Leadership?

    Lindsey Pollak
    14 Nov 2014 | 11:32 am
    In one word: Yes! And ready or not, they are taking on leadership roles in companies and organizations across the country. If you’re worried your Millennial employees aren’t as ready as they should be to take on key leadership roles, what steps are you taking to remedy the situation? As more Baby Boomers retire and […] The post Are Millennials Ready for Leadership? appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • Flexible Working isn’t Just for Millennials and Moms

    Lindsey Pollak
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:27 am
    Flexible working arrangements are important to Millennials, and as more of them have moved into the workforce, the demand for flexible work has increased. But Millennials aren’t the only people who want flexibility — and neither are moms. Employees from a wide variety of demographic groups have come to value workplace flexibility and look for […] The post Flexible Working isn’t Just for Millennials and Moms appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
 
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    HR Daily Advisor

  • What a Perk! What a Way to Go—to Work

    Elaine Quayle
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    When TicketNetwork, Inc. heard that many employees with long commutes were carpooling to save on gas, the Connecticut-based company decided to offer a vanpool to some employees who lived near New Haven. But this isn’t the usual vanpool—it’s the answer to Janis Joplin’s prayers. Employees arrive at work like rock stars—in a Mercedes Benz! According to an article in the New Haven Independent by Markeshia Ricks, the luxury vanpool had two motives. Darnell Goldson, the company’s public relations coordinator, explained that the company wanted to follow through on the “overall mission…
  • Drinking on the Job Won’t Get You Fired from this Company

    Melissa Blazejak
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    With the holidays right around the corner, many people may be looking forward to their holiday parties at work as an opportunity to have a few beers and mingle with their coworkers. But one ad agency is taking office boozing to a whole new level. An ad agency in Minnesota is offering a unique incentive to get its employees to submit their time sheets. When an employee submits his time sheet, he will be awarded one pint of beer from the revolutionary Tapserver. This is a high-tech beer cart that comes with an RFID card scanner and a touch screen iPad so you can select your beer option…
  • How to Build Winning Wellness Plans

    Stephen Bruce, PhD, PHR
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:06 am
    Seven in ten employers say developing a workplace culture where employees are responsible for their health is a top priority. Building a great wellness program is the key to reducing healthcare costs, says Mari Ryan, CEO and founder of AdvancingWellness in Watertown, Massachusetts. Ryan, who recently shared her expertise in a webinar presented by BLR® and HR Hero®, is a certified Worksite Wellness Program Consultant and has published articles on worksite health promotion in the American Journal of Health Promotion and Occupational Health and Safety Magazine. Why Have a Wellness Plan?
  • This Man’s Journey for Jobs Is a Honeymoon!

    Elaine Quayle
    24 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    In a slight twist on the Mike Rowe media franchise of working all kinds of jobs, Hourly America, a website presented by Snagajob, is sending “career insights” blogger Heath Padgett across the country where he will work at different jobs in each state through the Snagajob database. What’s “strange” about this story is that the trip will also be Heath’s honeymoon with his new wife, Alyssa! Although Heath is a recent college graduate, the jobs he works are all hourly. He says he wants to “help break certain stigmas that exist about the hourly employment industry.” In a CNN…
  • Maternity and Paternity Leave in the United States

    Bridget Miller
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Perhaps you’ve heard the statistics in the news lately: the United States lags behind most other nations in terms of how much guaranteed maternity and paternity leave is provided to employees. In fact, it shocks some people in other countries to learn that there is no mandated maternity and paternity leave at all! Similar to the fact that vacation time is not a benefit mandated by federal law, maternity and paternity leave is often left up to the will of the employer. Some employers do provide such leave, and some even provide it with pay. Others have no provision at all and instead require…
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    CEO Blog - Time Leadership

  • More Xavier Austen Pictures

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

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

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

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

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

  • Can the evergreen jobs concept win the battle for top talent?

    Molly Moseley
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:35 am
    The economy may be improving, but the battle for top talent wages on. Recruiters are all too familiar with the situation, as they are always fighting to fill those critical positions that always seem to be in demand. There just doesn’t seem to be enough adequate candidates to fill all the necessary roles, and this makes competition fierce. A unique approach to hiring strives to change this problem, and it involves creating evergreen jobs programs. If you don’t know what an evergreen job is, the concept is rather simple. An evergreen job is the top critical positions that are…
  • The bad, the ugly and the bizarre things people do in interviews

    Stephanie Anderson
    18 Nov 2014 | 5:32 am
    There’s never a dull moment in the talent-acquisition field, especially when candidates keep interviewers on their toes with the most bizarre comments and questionable behaviors. This goes beyond the person who wore too much cologne or showed up two hours early to an interview – some of the worst experiences hiring managers have had will leave you laughing out loud: 1. Will the pot I smoked show up on a drug test? A drug test is part of the hiring process at many companies. It’s best if interviewers avoid questions regarding the drug test unless it’s about directions to…
  • New client service model sets LinkUp apart

    Molly Moseley
    13 Nov 2014 | 6:30 am
    Whether it’s ordering your morning cappuccino or closing a deal with a major new business partner, customer service reigns king. The numbers don’t lie: 70 percent of buying experiences are based on how the customer feels they are being treated, according to McKinsey. If that experience turns sour after receiving poor customer service, 89 percent of people stop doing business with a company, states a RightNow Customer Experience Impact Report. In our industry, we know some of our competitors are more focused on revenue than customer satisfaction. That’s why we take a unique…
  • Tomorrow’s Jobs Number Could Be Big (Maybe even Huge)

    Toby Dayton
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:23 pm
    I’m not one to often hedge my bets, but there are a few compelling data points worth highlighting that point to the possibility that tomorrow’s jobs numbers for October could be even bigger than our ‘official’ forecast of 293,000 jobs. Our official forecast, already well above the Bloomberg consensus estimate of 235,000, is based on approximately a 4% increase in new and total job openings in August which we expect will correlate to solid job gains in October. But in addition to the August data (which is derived from LinkUp Raw, our labor market data product), a…
  • The big O: How to overcome the overqualified label

    Stephanie Anderson
    5 Nov 2014 | 2:23 am
    The more experience the better, right? If your employment history and education go above and beyond what is required in a job description, you might think you are a shoo-in for at least an interview. But don’t be surprised if you aren’t getting the quick responses you expected – or any responses at all. You are likely labeled as overqualified, which can mean your resume goes right in the trash. In last week’s blog we addressed the positives and negatives of hiring overqualified candidates, but what if you are the candidate in question? If you are looking for a job and…
 
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  • 1,000 Thank You’s a Day

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

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

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:58 am
    I want to keep things fun and lively around Work Happy Now. As you know I love helping people work happier and build connections. It’s why I wake up in the morning. Well, that and coffee and a kiss from my amazing wife and my silly hearted son. Sometimes I get so caught up in helping my current clients that I forget to step outside my comfort zone. So I’m proposing over the next 3 months I’m going to give away one “pay whatever you can afford” career strategy session each month. It’s a $250 value. You’ll get an hour with me to ask me any questions you may have about how you can…
  • How to Get Your Spark Back

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    15 Nov 2014 | 11:32 pm
    One of the biggest mistakes people make is they stop attempting new challenges in their career. They coast and then start to hate their job. The key to getting the spark back in your career is to look at how you view your work. I had a client who lost her spark and couldn’t find it. She told me, “I don’t care if I get fired. No. I hope I get fired.” I remember this conversation very vividly. I’ve been there. I asked her, “Why don’t you quit?” “I can’t.” “Why not?” “Because I need to support my family.” “So do you really want to get fired?” “Well, no, but if…
  • 30 Healthy Rewards to Boost Your Happiness

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Last week I was struggling to do a few simple tasks. I laid my head down on my desk and sighed. The two tasks weren’t a lot of fun, but I needed to get them done. So instead of forcing myself to do them I decided to take a kinder self-approach. If I finished the first task I would take a 10 minute walk. If I finished the second task I would get myself a piece of Dove dark chocolate. It’s important to remember it’s not just the reward that you give yourself for doing a difficult task. It’s how you use it to recharge your internal battery. A difficult task can drain your…
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    The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss » Blog

  • The Random Show: Hating Tech, Hidden Japanese Gems, Sexual Awkwardness, and More

    Ian Robinson
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:30 pm
    This episode of The Random Show is a mind snack… fueled by wine. There are dozens of topics covered in this bromantic session of scatterbrained nonsense. Like what? To start off: hidden gems in Japan, hating tech, Kevin’s new obsessions (and projects), gifts, books we’re reading, excessive sexual awkwardness, and much more. O-tanoshimi dane! For all previous episodes of The Random Show, including the infamous China Scam episode, click here. Can’t see the video above? Click here. Want audio to listen on the go?  Here you go… Listen to it on iTunes. Stream by…
  • Nick Ganju on The Majesty of Ping Pong, Poker, and How to Write Hit Songs

    Ian Robinson
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:00 pm
    (Photo: Foxxyz) “It turns out that writing Tetris on your calculator doesn’t actually win you the cheerleaders.” -Nick Ganju  Housekeeping Note: The e-mail subscribers who won the SONOS PLAY:1 (The Best $200 on Sound) are Drew Glaser and Kristopher Chavez. Guys, keep an eye on your inboxes! Are you still not an e-mail subscriber? It’s free, no spam, and I send out awesome VIP exclusives. Click here to sign up, and you can always easily opt out. In this episode, I talk to my old friend Nick Ganju about ping pong, poker, hit songs, and tackling my most feared subject…
  • Margaret Cho on Comedy, Bisexuality, and The Slow-Carb Diet

    Ian Robinson
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:48 pm
    “My dog thought I was a singer… because dogs don’t understand standup comedy.” -Margaret Cho [20:40] [Housekeeping update: The demand for my $5K Holiday Megabox exceeded expectations, so I’m opening up a few more slots. First come, first served, and deadline is 11:59pm PT today, November 11, 2014. Click here for more details.] Margaret Cho is a polymath. She is an internationally acclaimed comic, actress, author, fashion designer and singer-songwriter. Perhaps you’ve seen her on the big screen, or in TV series such as Sex and the City and 30 Rock. But…
  • Rolf Potts on Travel Tactics, Creating Time Wealth, and Lateral Thinking

    Ian Robinson
    4 Nov 2014 | 4:33 pm
    “War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” - Rolf Potts “If in doubt, just walk until your day becomes interesting.” - Rolf Potts Rolf Potts is the author of Vagabonding (hear the audio book sample here), one of my favorite books of all-time.  It was one of just two books (the other was Walden) that I carried with me around the world from 2004-2005.  Those adventures led directly to The 4-Hour Workweek. World travel doesn’t have to be a wealthy person’s sport. In this often hilarious conversation, Rolf and I dig deep into travel…
  • The Unusual Books That Shaped Billionaires, Mega-Bestselling Authors, and Other Prodigies

    petewilliamspreneurgroup
    29 Oct 2014 | 2:02 am
    Who are the mentors to billionaires, chess prodigies, rockstars, and mega-bestselling authors?  Who teaches them to do what they do? To achieve the success they achieve? Oftentimes…it’s books. On The Tim Ferriss Show (iTunes, SoundCloud), I dissect world-class performers to find the tools and tricks you can use.  Here’s a full list of guests.  One of the questions I always ask is: “What book have you gifted most often to others, and why?”   Below is a list of answers from people like billionaire investor Peter Thiel, Tony Robbins, Pixar co-founder Ed…
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  • Hydrogeologist/Environmental Engineer

    IntegralConsulting
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Integral Consulting Inc.www.integral-corp.com) is a national science and engineering firm providing multidisciplinary services in the fields of environmental science and engineering, health, ecology, aquatic sciences, geology and hydrology, atmospheric science and environmental chemistry.We are currently seeking an Entry-Level Hydrogeologist/Environmental Engineer for our Salt Lake City, UT, office. Responsibilities may include performing technical tasks in support of remedial investigations and feasibility studies for a variety of constituents of concern under CERCLA, RCRA, and state…
  • Coastal Engineer & Scientist

    IntegralConsulting
    13 Nov 2014 | 3:18 pm
    Integral Consulting Inc.www.integral-corp.com) is a national science and engineering firm providing multidisciplinary services in the fields of environmental science and engineering, health, ecology, aquatic sciences, geology and hydrology, atmospheric science, and environmental chemistry. We are currently seeking a Coastal Engineer & Scientist for our Santa Cruz, CA office. Responsibilities of this position include the ability to analyze, visualize, and interpret geospatial and time-series data; design, manage and contribute to field programs, data analysis and numerical modeling tasks;…
  • Senior Bridge Engineer

    btcareers
    30 Oct 2014 | 9:29 am
    Buckland & Taylor, with six offices across North America, is a leading bridge engineering consultancy firm with an international reputation for excellence. A world leader in the design, evaluation, rehabilitation and construction engineering of long and medium span bridges, we are a highly successful, growing and expanding organization. To support our high profile North American projects and aggressive growth, we are seeking a Senior Bridge Engineer who is passionate about project management to join our team in Halifax.   Role Summary The incumbent will be a part of a highly…
  • Electrical Engineer II

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

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

  • The secret task management problem no one tells you

    Scot Herrick
    5 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
      Pundits will tell you that maintaining a task management system is necessary for productivity. If you go out and look on the Google machine, you'll see hundreds of thousands of hits on how to improve your productivity -- usually using some task management trick or tip. To be fair, there is a great deal […]
  • Task Management – The Framework

    Scot Herrick
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Every one of us uses a task management system. Whether you think you have one or not, you still use one. Many of us will keep our tasks in our head, others will keep a "to-do" list, more keep their tasks in their email inbox, while others will actually follow some sort of methodology. While […]
  • Task management overload is now my life

    Scot Herrick
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    At this moment, on the Sunday morning that I write this, I have 1,312 emails in my inbox at where I work. Of those, 512 are unread. As I've noted before, I'm an advocate for David Allen's Getting Things Done and one of the principles he has in his methodology is "inbox to zero." The […]
  • Cube Rules Links – September 19, 2014

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

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

  • How to Cope When You Are Clearly In Over Your Head

    Deborah Fike
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:02 am
    No doubt, I had bitten off way more than I could chew. While I generally enjoy juggling many plates, I knew a few months ago that I had stepped over that invisible boundary of “busy” into “overwhelmed.”  That’s when I had decided to replace my old part-time teaching job to instead devote those hours to a startup business.  It was 100% the right move: working with former colleagues whom I respect (who respected me back), getting back into the startup business scene (which I love), and having a job that worked around my crazy parenting schedule (which takes up the majority of my…
  • Show Off Your Curls

    Lyssa Winograd
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:50 am
    “To be yourself in a world that is constantly try to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Growing up, I never had that sense of fitting in. I was always the tall, awkward chick with the curly hair. I was quiet and shy as a child, so that’s how people knew me. I wasn’t any good at sports and I definitely wasn’t in the “cool” crowd. Within my little group, we called ourselves the weird ones. Then came college and all I wanted was to find a place to fit in. So I joined the Frisbee team, but my lack of athletic ability just accentuated my…
  • Turning a Decade Of Grinding Into My Life’s Passion: One Man’s Journey Out Of the Grind and Into His Calling

    Steve Roy
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:33 am
    “There is no passion to be found by playing small-in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living” - Nelson Mandela 11 years. 11 years I’ve been doing this shit I thought to myself as I glanced over my computer monitor at the half dozen other cubicle workers sitting next to me. How have I let my life turn into such a grind, I wondered? Why am I stuck in this soul sucking job? When will I be able to break free and do something I actually want to do? 2002 Rewind 11 years and I had no career. I had no goals. I had no long-term plan. What I did have though was a…
  • Traversing Your Personal Hell

    Zachary John
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    “If you’re going through hell, keep going” – Winston Churchill I’ve heard that quote by Winston Churchill about a thousand times. I don’t know whether that’s just by coincidence or whether there’s some sort of higher being out there that really wants to ingrain a particular message into my head, but if it’s the latter, it’s starting to work. You see, I never really believed in the quote for a long time – surely if you find yourself going through hell, you turn around and retrace your footsteps until you’re safely out of there … I mean, that makes more sense than…
  • The Gift of Struggle

    Dave Arnold
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    “Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny.” – C.S. Lewis When I was in second grade I struggled to keep up with the other kids in school. My teacher tried to help me but had too much on her plate. So she called my mom and told her I was “slow” and that she didn’t have the time to devote to me in class. She went on to tell my mom she thought I might be mentally challenged. Of course my mom protested and told her I was smart and capable just like the other kids. But the truth was, things at home were not good. My parents fought a lot and my dad was…
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    Alexandra Levit's Water Cooler Wisdom

  • Do You Need a Tech Refresher?

    Alexandra Levit
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    According to the 2014 Udemy Skills Index, an analysis of trends in American skills development based on data from Udemy’s top 100 paid online courses, technology courses have the highest enrollment numbers of any subject. We get that we need them, and so we’re signing up in droves. But how do you know if you need to upgrade your technical skills, and where do you start? Here are some potential scenarios. Reason #1:  You’re competing with younger candidates for the same jobs Let’s face it. If you’re 40+, you grew up – and came into the workplace – mostly tech-free.
  • BYOD Pitfalls You Must Avoid

    Alexandra Levit
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    As tablets and wearable devices become more prolific, it looks like the BYOD (bring your own device) phenomenon is here to stay. To learn what executives and managers should be doing to keep their organizations safe and streamlined, I connected with Bill Carey of Siber Systems (creators of BYOD apps RoboForm and Goodsync) to share the most common danger zones and their solutions. Danger Zone: All apps welcome Allowing your employees to download whatever they want leaves your enterprise vulnerable to viruses as well as data storage and productivity issues.
  • What's More Important: Talent or Skill?

    Alexandra Levit
    17 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    I recently got an inquiry from the brilliant Bret Silverberg, a Monster.com writer who never stops probing the tough questions. What Bret asked me sounded simple at the outset. What exactly is talent and how should we define it? A talent is a natural aptitude or skill. Talent in the plural is an HR term referring to a population of employees. Bret wanted to know if it could be learned. Personally, I feel that a talent is at least somewhat natural, although you have to practice to refine it. Skills, however, can usually be learned from scratch and most workplace tasks involve…
  • What Kind of Decision Maker Are You?

    Alexandra Levit
    13 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    I always thought of myself as a decisive person. But after reading Julia Tang Peters’ book Pivot Points: Five Decisions Every Successful Leader Must Make, I realize that there is more to decision-making than just the act itself. Rather, it’s the way we make decisions that predicts how far we go in our careers. There are, in fact, four types of decision-makers one finds in the workplace: Leaders This decision-making process places high importance on gathering information and gaining the support of other people affected by the decision. Leaders hold themselves…
  • Honing Your Entrepreneurial Skills: Self-Discipline

    Alexandra Levit
    11 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    This post is one in a series of tips designed to help small business owners better-navigate the challenges of today’s startup environment and is sponsored by Canon MAXIFY – the printer lineup crafted to help small business owners increase productivity so that they can focus on everything else that matters. A recent article in the Journal of Personality featured a 2013 study on self-control conducted by Wilhelm Hoffman.  The research found that those with better self-control are happier than other people because they are able to more effectively avoid conflict and promote balance in…
 
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    Minnesota Headhunter

  • ToggleGreen Adds Paul DeBettignies To Its Advisory Board

    Minnesota Headhunter
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:04 am
    This spring (2014) I was contacted by Mike Stapp to talk about a startup he was working on. We were both working out of CoCo so getting together was easy. Mike walked me through his idea and I was intrigued. Over the summer Mike’s idea took off and he was busy getting the product put together. I was busy working, fishing and sitting on a dock. We reconnected this fall when Mike invited me to his office for a quick chat. That lasted nearly two hours. Mike walked me through the idea of ToggleGreen and I was jacked up about it. He asked if I would have interest in being on the ToggleGreen…
  • Job Search Tips: Should I Have LinkedIn Photo?

    Minnesota Headhunter
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:18 am
    24 hours ago I met with a late 20 something .Net developer. She has skills. Is easy to talk. But she is having problems with finding new jobs. (wait for it) Yeah, seriously… a .Net developer is having issues with recruiters (not) finding/contacting her. Mostly because like a lot of developers the only way to be found is on LinkedIn. So with a bare bones profile it is not shocking that she is not being contacted. After giving her a bunch of profile/content advice she says: “I don’t know, what do you think … (long pause) … should I … (long pause) … have a photo on my LinkedIn…
  • Rant: Thoughts On Rebranding And Attracting Workers To Minnesota

    Minnesota Headhunter
    19 Nov 2014 | 3:17 pm
    (It’s been a long time since I had a good rant and used the Hulk photo) A couple of news items this week have me thinking. Thinking has turned into some frustration. Frustration has turned into this rant. Later today I will send an email to a bunch of folks and point them back to this and ask them what they think. Before every rant I have a disclaimer so that it sets a tone. For this post: I stand up and applaud when I hear folks talking about promoting Minnesota. I think we need to do more of this. All of my presentations for about a year talk about how I (and almost all of who live here)…
  • Minnesota Recruiter And HR Event: MNTRN Inaugural Wine Tasting Fundraiser

    Minnesota Headhunter
    19 Nov 2014 | 11:22 am
    MNTRN, one of the Minnesota Recruiter groups in Minneapolis, is having a social event next month. A wine tasting, a DJ and recruiter colleagues? I’m in. And it’s in a great location. Here are the details: When December 4th, 2014 6:30 pm Where North Loop Wine & Spirits Wine Cellar Cost $50 Register (click) MNTRN Inaugural Wine Tasting Fundraiser More info Please join us for our first annual MNTRN "Arround The World Wine Tasting Fundraiser."  We will be hosting the event on Thursday, December 4th, 2014 at 6:30 PM at North Loop Wine & Spirits.  As our board members are…
  • Thoughts On Amazon Recruiting In Minneapolis

    Minnesota Headhunter
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Last week Kathy Grayson at the Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal posted this article Amazon’s cloud-computing arm shops for Twin Cities talent There have been some interesting reactions to the news ranging from: Why here - yes, we do have a lot of very good IT pros here & who are looking for something new Who would want to move to Seattle - two words, polar vortex Oh crap, we can’t compete with them – yes, yes you can So let’s cover those briefly… To those who say we do not have enough talented IT pros in town or that we can’t compete with groups on the coast I say this……
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    Keppie Careers

  • Thanksgiving Networking Tips

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

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

    Miriam Salpeter
    10 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    As the holiday season approaches, many people are starting to think about time off. Planning ahead and being organized is always best, but sometimes, plans go awry or a friend decides to get married at the last minute, and you need to negotiate with your colleagues for some premium time off. What should you say to secure that all-important flexibility? Acknowledge You’re Asking for a Favor If your organization has a “no time off” policy during certain periods or if time needs to be planned months in advance, make it clear that you understand you are asking for something…
  • How to tell your career story so people will listen

    Miriam Salpeter
    3 Nov 2014 | 6:50 am
    Storytelling – does it make you think of sitting on a carpet decorated with pictures depicting the alphabet while trying to stay away from the kid who could never keep his feet to himself? Okay, maybe that was really “story time.”  Telling and hearing stories isn’t something the average adult considers part of his or her professional life. This post is in honor of Job Action Day 2014, with the theme of “Career Storytelling.” Job Action Day is a day for all job-seekers and workers to take stock of their situations and make plans and/or take action steps to improve their…
  • How to finish the year strong at work

    Miriam Salpeter
    1 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    As the days get shorter and the calendar moves closer to a new year, many begin to think about their new-year resolutions and plan for how to start things off right in January. Ideally, before you jump ahead to 2015, it’s a good idea to decide how to make the most of the current year so you’re well positioned to start the new year off right. What can you do now to plan ahead so you’ll be ready to excel next year?  1. Improve your habits. Are you the colleague who annoys everyone because you are constantly late to work and can’t be counted on to get anything done on…
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    JibberJobber Blog

  • Thank YOU!

    Jason Alba
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    In the U.S. we celebrate Thanksgiving.  It’s a time when families and friends get together, gratitude is shared, and food is consumed. I want to share my gratitude for YOU today.  Almost nine years ago I was kicked in the teeth, aka laid off.  I went through a pitiful, depressing job search.  I went from the top of the world to the bottom of the barrel. Then one day, I got the idea for what would eventually become JibberJobber.  It was risky and scary, but it gave me a purpose and hope.  It changed my demeanor, my attitude and my outlook. Since 2006 we’ve helped a few people…
  • Is “What Do You Do?” a Question That Haunts You?

    Jason Alba
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:07 am
    Thom Allen was one of the earliest friends I met when I moved to Utah.  I’ve networked with Thom over the years and we’ve consistently had a funny conversation: “Thom, explain to me again exactly what you do?” This blog post was inspired by Thom’s 2009 blog post: A Question That Haunts Me Wherever I Go Thom would always tell me something cool.. but the more I learned about Thom, the contracts he had, his professional passions, the less I understood about him.  I guarantee that some of you, reading this blog post, have the same issues communicating your personal…
  • A Systematic, Process-Oriented Job Search #LizRyan

    Jason Alba
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:06 am
    I’m a sucker for a good job search story.  Enter a LinkedIn article by Liz Ryan, where she shares an awesome, inspiring letter from one of her job seeker clients, and then her reply.  Please read the entire thing – it’s kind of long but if you are in a job search, this will give you a boost that you just can’t get enough of! How Doug Got Hired After Two Years of Searching Doug’s story is our story… your story, my story.  We think that if we do a great job, we’ll have security (“I thought I was going to retire from that job.”).  We…
  • New: Certified JibberJobber Coach

    Jason Alba
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:58 pm
    Here’s what I just sent to my LinkedIn Group: If your coach does not use JibberJobber, what CRM are they using? You should be using JibberJobber, and your coach should know the basics of relationship management software (that is, JibberJobber). Huge bonus if they actually use it for their own stuff, whether personal relationships, prospects, current and past clients, etc.If you are looking for a coach or service provider who uses JibberJobber, or has been to our trainings enough times to “get it,” let me know. I’ll put you in touch with coaches and resume writers and…
  • JibberJobber Competition: JibberJobber vs. the Excel Spreadsheet

    Jason Alba
    19 Nov 2014 | 8:37 am
    Yesterday I was talking to a very successful career coach who said that he continues to recommend JibberJobber, but some of his clients say “oh, I’m already using Excel to track my job search…”  He knows the value of JibberJobber over Excel, but he can’t force people to change from Excel to JibberJobber. I’ve talked to plenty of people over the years who have the same concern.  ”I’ve already started on Excel and I don’t want to transition over,” or something like that. I realize this can be a hard mental transition (although quite…
 
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    Carve Consulting: Social Business Consultancy

  • 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…
  • We’re Hiring! Junior Social Media Consultant

    Chris
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    One morning over four years ago, fresh out of my French business school and new to London, I had the brilliant idea of googling “Social Media Strategy”. A couple of weeks later I was meeting my first client for Carve and getting introduced by Paul, the founder, to the back-then surprising delights of the London pub culture. I’m still here (at Carve, not the pub).  The team is much bigger, the fridge magnet collection has expanded, and Clerkenwell is cooler than the city.   But most importantly, as organisations awaken to the opportunity of #SocialBusiness, the scale and importance of…
  • Social Media Week London 2014

    Jonathan
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:44 am
    Every year, Social Media Week hosts a series of events in various different countries. I went along to a number of sessions in London to see what other people in the industry are doing as well as to get some food for thought on improving Carve’s own offerings. Future brand communication trends – Battenhall Hosted by Battenhall, this talk gave an insight into the future communication trends that brands need to be thinking about right now. Battenhall has produced their own report on the social media activity of FTSE100 companies and revealed its findings during the talk. Here's…
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  • Thoughts on #Ubergate

    Lance Haun
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:16 pm
    The media is up in arms over Uber because they threatened to dig up dirt on the personal lives of people in the media who don’t write nice things about them. They aren’t taking it lying down, either. They are deleting the app everyone! I repeat: THEY ARE DELETING THE APP. That’s as severe as it gets for tech journos. Now, the real reason they are deleting the app is because intimidating the press is a shitty thing to do. That’s reason enough. Even though some media outlets do dig into the personal lives of tech executives (ahem, Valleywag), most don’t — at…
  • The Writings of Margaret Walden Haun

    Lance Haun
    16 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    Margaret Haun was my great-grandmother. Born in 1909, she died in 2000 and she was a fairly prolific writer, especially in the latter part of her life. I’ve been trying to collect some of her works but they are scattered across many different publications. She submitted to magazines and journals and from what I can find, wrote mainly in the 1970s and 1980s. It’s lovely storytelling that conjures sweet memories of our visits. She did most of her writing for publication from her place in Santa Cruz, California so I’ve been able to find a few references to pieces from the Santa…
  • Legacy

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

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

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

  • My Thanksgiving Wish For You

    ruettimann
    26 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    I hope you feel safe and loved. The post My Thanksgiving Wish For You appeared first on Laurie Ruettimann.
  • HR Professionals on Twitter

    ruettimann
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    I am not America’s HR lady. America’s HR lady is actually Robin Schooling. But one of the unique things about my company is that I offer HR for human resources professionals. From talking CEOs and CHROs off the ledge to working with learning teams to win the support of their colleagues, my job has evolved into something that’s unique. I am part coach, part marketing professional and part older sister. There are lots of complaints that HR doesn’t do social media and that Twitter is full of HR consultants and vendors. That might be true in 2010, but I have met a ton of…
  • SHRM Certification, SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP

    ruettimann
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    Can someone in-the-know please answer my questions? 1. What’s the real difference between HRCI’s certification program and SHRM’s certification program? 2. Per the internet and life, a competency is a set of defined behaviors that provide a structured guide enabling the identification, evaluation and development of the behaviors in individual employees. Has the new SHRM certification program been validated as an instrument that accurately measures competencies? Who validated it? How does the SHRM test differ from HRCI’s exam? 3. The HRCI program was accredited and…
  • Management Gurus on Twitter

    ruettimann
    21 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    About a month ago, I had a conversation with Tim Sackett that went something like this. Laurie: You know Vala Afshar? Timmy: No, I mean, I guess. Laurie: I don’t think he is real. And I want to figure his posting strategy out. Timmy: I don’t see where you are going with this, Laur. Explain. So here is my explanation. Vala Afshar is a guy on Twitter, but more importantly, he could be any guy on Twitter who wants to be recognized as a leadership and management guru. He shares articles that he doesn’t write, and he tweets about leadership and technology. It feels like he uses…
  • I Don’t Want This Guy Fired

    ruettimann
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:45 am
    It’s a beautiful day. #NSW A photo posted by LFR (@lruettimann) on Nov 11, 2014 at 8:36pm PST I’m headed home from Australia. I had a great trip. At one point, my husband and I took a semi-private tour of a secluded island. We did some snorkeling and hiking. We knew we were in trouble when our tour guide, upon hearing that we worked in the pharmaceutical industry, told us that he could show us the cure to AIDS and HIV in the bush. “It’s an aboriginal cure. They don’t want to give it to white people because we gave them cholera.” If they can cure HIV and…
 
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    EmploymentMetrix.com

  • Top 10 Best Places to Hire Candidates

    JulieShenkman
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:28 am
    Sure it's easy to say that the best places to hire candidates are in large metropolitan areas, but that's not actually the case. You can to go where the candidates are eager and are ready to for their next opportunity. So without further ado here are the easiest places to make a hire.
  • Hire That Mustache!

    JulieShenkman
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:02 am
    Go ahead, hire the guy with the crazy mustache. After all, he's demonstrated some valuable things by participating in Movember.
  • Recruitment Marketing: We're the Cool Kids Now.

    Joe Stubblebine
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    The Recruitment technology ecosystem is changing, and it was more than evident based on the 286 interesting companies who displayed their wares at the recent HRTech event in Las Vegas earlier this month. Retargeting, Cost-Per-Applicant models, HR analytics...HR is catching...
  • Beyond.com Launches SmartMatch Technology to Improve Job Search Experience

    JulieShenkman
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:05 am
    The Career Network introduces an algorithm that learns from the user and offers more relevant job openings based on engagement
  • Stop hunting for purple squirrels and start recruiting the best candidates

    JulieShenkman
    26 Sep 2014 | 9:56 am
    The way we currently recruit talent for top positions is absurd. We need to accept that that perfect candidate doesn’t exist, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find an amazing person for the job.
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    Great Leadership

  • "I'd Like My Life Back" -- a lesson for CEOs in building an organization that listens to warnings

    26 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Guest post by Dave Yarin:It was April 2010, and a Fortune 500 CEO would utter one of the most ill advised yet memorable lines in corporate history. The world's largest man-made environmental disaster had taken place one week earlier when BP's Gulfwater Horizon rig exploded, killing 11 workers and spilling millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico. BP's CEO at the time, Tony Hayward, stood on the beach in Louisiana, clearly unprepared for the disaster that had occurred and trying to fend off multiple questions from authorities and the media, when he said "I'd like my life back."For…
  • Stop Trying to Motivate Me!

    24 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Dear manager. Please stop using inane tactics to motivate me. It's frustrating for everyone involved and it just doesn't work. The effect of your tactics is the opposite of what you want. I’d like to help you help me by requesting that you stop doing three things ...Read Susan Fowler's guest post over at About.com Management and Leadership to learn more: Message to My Manager: Stop Trying to Motivate Me! 
  • The Truth Doesn’t Have to Hurt

    20 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    Guest post from Deb Bright:  Here it is the end of the year. You are feeling pretty good about how things are going in general but you have trepidations about giving some people their annual review. As you probably appreciate, you are not alone. In fact your boss likely feels the same way about giving you your annual review. For everyone knows and expects that at least some negatives will come up during their review session. Only the masochists among us look forward to being put on the carpet for things they have done wrong over the year!  Let’s face it, just about everyone hates…
  • Your Leadership Legacy is About the People you Leave Behind

    19 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    When leaving a leadership legacy, you should think more about the people you leave behind, rather than the products and services you leave behind. After all, products and services come and go. It is the people that will keep the company moving forward toward its vision.For more on why and how, read Beth Armknecht Miller's guest post over at About.com Management and Leadership.
  • Help Wanted: Manager. 5-10 Years of Experience Required.

    17 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    It’s hard to land a management position when you don’t have the title “manager” on your resume, or be able to provide specific examples of your management experience.So what’s an aspiring manager to do without holding formal management positions? Plenty! If you are interested in becoming a manager, read my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership for 5 ways to get management experience without being a manager.
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    The Accidental IT Leader

  • Happy Thanksgiving — Take The Week Off!

    drjim
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Image Credit Here's Hoping That This Week Is Special For Everyone Loyal readers & subscribers, here’s hoping that this upcoming week is a great week for you — I’m taking it off! Blogging will resume next week… For my readers in the U.S., you know that this week is all about family, turkey, and of course football. I’m not sure what it is about turkey that always seems to make everyone fall asleep, but I’m hoping that when I wake up this year the global recession will be but a distant memory, gas will be under $3.00 / gallon, and just maybe the world…
  • Secrets To Building Great IT Teams

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

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

    drjim
    6 Nov 2014 | 1:00 am
    Public speaking is a skill that all product managers should haveImage Credit How big is your IT team? If you are a successful IT manager, your company will recognize that you have great IT manager skills and they will keep assigning more and more people to your team. What this means for you is that very quickly it is going to get hard to get your message out to the entire team. Yes, you can send an email blast, but that lacks the human element. A much better skill to have is the ability to deliver a speech to your team. It’s Your Story If you are like most of us, this speaking in public…
  • How An IT Leader Can Motivate Their Team

    drjim
    30 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Motivation is how you get your team to take actionImage Credit Having an IT team report to you is a great complement – the company believes that you can lead them to success. However, in order to get your team to accomplish the things that you want them to do, you are going to have to first motivate them to take action. This motivation thing can be tricky, who among us really knows how to go about doing it? Looks like this is one more of the IT manager skills that we all need to master. Just Exactly What Do You Want Your Team To Do? Before you can motivate your team to accomplish great…
 
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    Mary Elizabeth Bradford - The Career Artisan

  • Executive Job Interview Tips: Where Do You Want to Be in 3-5 Years?

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

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    One of my recent clients was a top construction superintendent. He had worked on dozens of important projects, across multiple industries, for many years and with an excellent track record. But he had been sending his resume to top recruiters and construction firms for 6 months with NO results. I crafted a visually appealing resume […]
  • Executive Job Search Secrets: The ONE Thing Every Job Seeker MUST Have to be Successful that Virtually No One Talks About

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Whether you are changing industries, changing up your position, relocating or just looking to work for a better company, there is one thing you must have to be successful. It’s something that is rarely talked about in direct terms by job seekers, recruiters, resume writers or career coaches. Sure, you can muddle through some job search […]
  • How to Take Control of Your Executive Job Search in 3 Easy Steps

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Do you want a simple yet powerful way to secure bigger job offers? In searching for your ideal position, are you taking the “I’ll know it when I see it” route? Well, this kind of haphazard job search usually results in a lot of time spent searching the Internet and changing your resume in an […]
  • Why Most Executive Job Searches Fail and What You Can Do to Prevent It

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    9 Oct 2014 | 9:52 am
    What is the definition of a failed job search? Specifically, it’s a job search that was prematurely ended or did not end up resulting in the goals that you originally set for yourself. This is the same as letting discouragement and disillusionment lead you to settle for much, much less than you deserve and are […]
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    CAREEREALISM.com

  • #1 Reason You Hate Job Search (It’s The Same Reason You Hated Zumba)

    Ariella Coombs
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:10 pm
    You hate job search. There isn’t one thing you like about it. But why? Hint: It’s the same reason you hated Zumba at first. Related: 3 Tips For Landing A ‘Perfect Fit’ Job Here’s the thing: when you’re learning something new, it can be frustrating because you don’t know everything and probably feel a little foolish. But, if you stick with it, it can be hugely rewarding. Think about the first time you road a bike. It was scary. You didn’t know how to balance yourself. And you certainly didn’t know how to keep yourself upright for more than three seconds.
  • 7 Habits Of Happy Job Seekers

    Ariella Coombs
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Who said job search had to be a huge downer? Not me! Related: 3 Tips For Landing A ‘Perfect Fit’ Job For most of us, job search is a part of life. It’s something we all have to deal with at some point – like jury duty. But that doesn’t mean we can’t allow ourselves to be happy until we find a job. Your job search could take weeks – likely months – and life is just too short be unhappy that whole time! Yes, it’s possible to be happy AND to be looking for a job. Here are seven habits of happy job seekers: 1. They Make A Strategic Plan Of…
  • 4 Tips For Becoming The Co-Worker Everyone Loves

    Nettie Gray
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:59 pm
    Let’s make things clear: It’s impossible for everyone in the workplace to be your close friend. It’s possible, however, to grow positive working relationships with them. So, what do we mean when we say positive relationships? Related: How To Be More Likeable At Work: 10 Things To Do Today Every employee dreams of working in an environment where positivity resonates. Where people are supportive of each other. Where you feel motivated to work hard, not to mention score a perfect attendance, because your colleagues are encouraging. We all aspire to be apart of a team made up of…
  • Passed Over For A Job? How To Deal

    Chrissy Scivicque
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:45 pm
    On a coaching call I had awhile back, I heard from a loyal blog reader who was feeling distraught. In a nutshell, her situation was this: “After interviewing for almost six months, she thought it as a “sure thing” she’d be offered a new position in her department. Then, as if from nowhere, an external candidate was selected for the role. After all the time and energy she had committed to this, she was left feeling frustrated, demotivated and betrayed. This forward-thinking professional was looking for a few creative ways to overcome those negative feelings as she tried to…
  • What Not To Do In An Interview

    Jessica Holbrook Hernandez
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:50 pm
    Last week, I had lunch with a colleague who had recently hired someone for a part-time position for her office. My colleague was interested to observe the wide variety of people who applied for a low-paying, part-time position. She was even more intrigued by one candidate’s behavior during the interview. Related: 4 Things That Destroy Job Interviews Apparently this candidate had called on her way to the interview to say she was en route. Based on her supposed whereabouts, the candidate should have arrived 10-15 minutes early. Somehow, she actually arrived 40 minutes late—without offering…
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    Kontrary by Rebecca Healy - Career, Money, and Life Advice

  • The Double Edge of Job Comfort

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

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

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

    Rebecca Healy
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    Sending out lots of résumés with no responses? Or perhaps you’re getting interviews, but not the job? While it may feel like you’re doing everything in your power to land a new job, if you’re having trouble closing the deal, it’s time for another look. There are probably obvious reasons why you’re not getting the job, and over at US News I talk about three to take into consideration. Read it here. Update: this post has also been published on Yahoo! News here.
  • Email Etiquette: How to Handle Introductions

    Rebecca Healy
    5 Nov 2014 | 3:34 pm
    We all know connections and networking are the key to a good career, and increasingly, email is your first and only chance to make a good impression. Over at US News, I share three tips to make the most of an email introduction. Read it here.
 
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    Who's and What's Concerning Your Career

  • Should I be Explaining the Gaps on my Resume

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Should a work sabbatical be addressed and explained in a resume? Addressing any gap in employment really depends upon the length. Shorter timeframes, for example, maybe a few months to a year or so, aren’t absolute necessities to explain. Sometimes jobseekers feel the need to explain, even though it may not be entirely necessary. Hiring managers ...
  • Give Thanks, Get Hired

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    One day in September 1996, I was talking to Steve, my manager. We had just interviewed a woman for a writing job. Discussing how we ourselves had been hired, I mentioned that I had mailed a thank-you note to the manager who interviewed me. “So did I,” replied Steve. And we were both hired. Ha. Wasn’t ...
  • Job-Seekers, Make a Good Start with These Tips!

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    21 Nov 2014 | 8:19 am
    If you’re temporarily unemployed or looking for your first job you must have learned already that it’s quite difficult to get successfully hired these days. Matter of fact, this is a problem that every jobless person faces every day. The staff turnover is high and the labor market is fluent and overwhelmed with vacancies appearing ...
  • The Never-Ending Job – Infographic

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
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  • Baby Boomers & Career Changes

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    16 Nov 2014 | 8:00 pm
    What advice can you give a baby boomer who is thinking of a career change? One of the first steps to take is deciding if a career change is actually necessary. A lousy boss doesn’t always require finding a new career, for example. Finding a way to carve out new challenges within the same industry is ...
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    Blue Sky Resumes Blog

  • 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…
  • 7 Easy Ways to Beat Interview Nerves

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Shane Hudson – Author, Web developer and Founder

    Michelle
    10 Nov 2014 | 10:45 am
    Probably the hardest interview to conduct is one with a family member. As many people have enquired about SuccessCircuit.com and how it came about, I have taken on the task of interviewing the founder and creator of the site, my eldest son Shane Hudson. I have vivid memories of 2 year old Shane dismantling mobile […]
  • Christopher Ashman – London to LA

    Michelle
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:53 am
    I had the great pleasure of speaking to Christopher Ashman about his latest film Kettled which also starred his wife, Kimberley Wintle. He also shared how he manages to work in both England and America. Would you like to start by telling me about yourself? I was born in Liverpool but grew up in a […]
  • Craig Evans – SprungMedia

    Michelle
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:33 am
    I originally came across Craig Evans when he contacted me about his digital marketing agency, Sprung Media, so I decided to find out more about the man himself! Could you start by telling me about yourself? Sure, I grew up in Buckinghamshire with my parents and sister. We lived in a tiny village in the […]
  • David Muscat – Billy Elliot’s Mr Braithwaite

    Michelle
    11 Oct 2014 | 8:04 am
      Billy Elliot the Musical has been amazing audiences since it first appeared in London’s West End in 2005. Telling the story of a mining village admidst the 1980’s miner’s strikes, Billy Elliott tells the inspirational story of a young boy who fought his family and other villagers to make his dancing dreams come true. […]
  • Karolina Sivas – Broken at Love

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

  • Thinking Ain't Everything

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

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

    Dan Erwin
    4 Nov 2014 | 2:20 pm
    It’s become a recurring storyline for newspapers, magazines, tv and the web. Joe, for example, was a leading candidate for a good position in a hot firm. Before the final recommendation the recruiting firm checked out his use of social media. There was no badmouthing of his current firm. But a 20-something, Joe had sent one “harmless” picture of sexting while in college and the picture was still there. No recommendation for Joe! Even though he was now embarrassed by his college prank, there’s practically no disposal. And the recruiter found it. Surveillance…
  • Do You Have An Immunity to Change?

    Dan Erwin
    30 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    Humans differ significantly in their ability to make change.  As a personal coach to executives for more than thirty years, it’s obvious that these differences are the status quo. Desire and motivation aren’t enough—even when it’s literally a matter of life or death. Some, it seems, have a profound immunity to change.  Often, they understand the need for change and they may even understand what the change might look like. But for some reason they seem stymied, and unable ...  to achieve long term change. It's an issue I've worked with for years, and…
  • Can You Really Tell When Your Boss Is Telling the Truth?

    Dan Erwin
    29 Oct 2014 | 9:22 am
    The short answer to that question is rarely. Yet bosses matter a lot because nearly all employees have them.  And most bosses also have bosses. There are at least 21 million bosses in the United States.  Bob Sutton points out that estimates run as high as 38 million bosses.  Far more often than not our success is tied to that relationship with our boss.  It's invitable In organizational structures that we sometimes wonder whether the information coming from our boss is really the truth. Bosses can be deceptive for any number of reasons: they lack…
 
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    thehiringsite.careerbuilder.com

  • Millennials Are Over: It's Time for Generation Z

    Laurie Ruettimann
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Chris Bailey has your dream job. He is the vice president of financial services recruiting at CML, one of the world’s leading independent financial services and legal recruitment firms. And he works in the Cayman Islands. The Cayman freakin’ Islands, people. You would kill for that job. Chris is a noted speaker in the area of global recruitment and generational diversity. He keeps telling me that millennials are over (thank goodness). Gen X leaders, Chris says, now need to prepare for the emergence of Generation Z. Wait. What the heck is Generation Z? Generation Z is the generation…
  • It’s Not All About Smarts: Why Soft Skills Matter for Employee Performance

    Ioana Marinescu
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:48 pm
    According to a CareerBuilder study, 77 percent of employers consider soft skills just as important as hard skills when hiring new employees. Research backs up employers’ views that soft skills matter for employee performance. Among gifted children, only a handful have very high professional achievement First of all, let’s look at those gifted children. Lewis Terman, a professor at Stanford University, selected a sample of children with unusually high IQs. These children were the champions of smarts. He followed these children into their old years, and was surprised by the results. Even…
  • We’re Like a Family: 19% to Celebrate Thanksgiving with Co-workers

    Matt Tarpey
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:45 am
    A lot of employees will tell you that their office is “just like a family,” but some workers are taking that comparison to another level. According to a new study from CareerBuilder, 19 percent of workers plan to celebrate Thanksgiving with co-workers this year. Others will be spending Thanksgiving night with their colleagues, though not for stuffing and gravy — and not by choice. Sixteen percent of workers said they have to work on Thanksgiving, up from 14 percent last year. That includes nearly half (45 percent) of workers in the leisure and hospitality industry and 40 percent of…
  • Nearly 70 Occupations in U.S. Have Higher Demand than Supply

    Susan Ricker
    24 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    One major obstacle in hiring is the skills gap between job seekers and the capabilities needed to perform specific tasks. Another? The growing workforce and number of jobs available to them. Data from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. shows that job creation is gaining ground and job seekers are gaining leverage. This means that as the economy swings in favor of job seekers, it will continue to grow more difficult to recruit top talent and fill high-skilled positions. “For nearly 70 occupations in the U.S., the rate at which workers are being hired isn’t keeping up…
  • Executive Presence is Ageless: 3 Ways to Be Seen as a Leader

    Laurie Ruettimann
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    We live in a golden age where everybody has a point of view on leadership – and yet so few of us are given the opportunity to lead. Why can’t everyone be a leader? Well, the world doesn’t work that way. Call your mom. And sometimes the difference between someone who leads from the front and someone who leads from behind often falls down to a single trait: executive presence. What is Executive Presence? Suzanne Bates is a coach and thought leader. She defines executive presence as the blending of temperament, competencies, and skills that send all the right signals to…
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    Harrison Barnes

  • Trust Your Intuition in Your Career and Life

    Harrison Barnes
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    When I was around 11 years old, a couple of friends of mine, Charlie and Dave, had found a use for an amazing garden of sculptured bushes that was behind Charlie’s house. I had never understood or appreciated how exciting a garden could really be. Charlie’s dad was a very successful salesman of something or other, and he and his family lived in a giant corner house on a street called Sunningdale, in Grosse Pointe Woods, a nice suburb of Detroit. Charlie was about the richest kid in our elementary school class, and he was also a really nice guy. Charlie’s backyard had a giant garden…
  • Create a Sense of Urgency

    Harrison Barnes
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    When I first started selling asphalt repair services door-to-door, I heard one response an awful lot: “Let me think about it!” In fact, I heard this so often it became tiresome after a while. I could speak with 100 people in an evening and 99 of them would say, “Let me think about it!” The people were pleasant enough and understood the advantages of what I was selling, but they all wanted time to think about it before committing to the purchase. That is how most of us react when we are confronted with the possibility of purchasing something that costs a lot of money:…
  • Group Rules, Walking Off, Suffering, and Your Career

    Harrison Barnes
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:00 pm
    When I was growing up, I lived a few doors down from a very observant Catholic family that had strong opinions about what is right and what is wrong. There was a son around my age whom I liked to play with now and then, but his parents eventually banned me from fraternizing with him. The reason was that, after being warned by his parents a few times not to do so, I forgot and shouted “Jesus Christ!” during some game. The first time I had done this, I had received a very stern lecture about using Jesus’ name in vain. The next time I was sent home and my mother was spoken to.
  • Karma, Universal Laws, and Your Career

    Harrison Barnes
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:09 am
    I have known and encountered many people, and I have often pondered why some people are happy and why other people are unhappy with their lives. Several years ago, I began seriously observing someone I know who is extremely happy. Everything this person gets involved with seems to go his way–without fail. He has never had any enemies and is always smiling and laughing. In fact, if you are ever in the general vicinity of this person, you always can tell exactly where he is because of the telltale giggles. I have spoken to other people who knew this person when he was five years old, and…
  • The Danger of Judging Others

    Harrison Barnes
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    When I was growing up in Grosse Pointe, a suburb outside of Detroit, I lived on a street where all of the other families were married, and my mother was the only single mother on the street. At some point it became clear to me that the other families in the neighborhood did not approve of the fact that my mother was single. Our next-door neighbors, for example, did not particularly like living next door to a single woman. One time I was doing some work on my mother’s front lawn and the father of the family next door was fixing a flagpole, which was on the side of the house. His wife was…
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    WorkingKind

  • Small daily servings of thankfulness

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

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

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

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    If you’re the kind who cannot picture yourself staying in one industry for years, you may want to become an accountant or a human resources manager....
  • Why we all need to practice a little hustle

    admin
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:47 am
      Rev it up. Push yourself to accomplish more. Hustle.   Create something fast. Set up a business in a week. Write a proposal in...
 
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    careerdoctor.org

  • It’s Best to Include Months with Resume Dates

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

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

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

    Randall
    9 Nov 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Paula writes: I am majoring in psychology and minoring in business administration. I plan to attend graduate school for business administration. I would like to travel. I am interested in making money, but I want a career that is creative, artistic, and allows me to work flexible hours. I do not want to work public relations, advertising, marketing, or accounting. Can my passion for money and interests coincide? Please help! The Career Doctor responds: Wow … you have a lot of interests, but also some major restrictions. My most important advice, I think, is to rethink getting your MBA.
  • Getting Beyond the Interview: Job Action Day 2014

    adminCD
    2 Nov 2014 | 10:11 pm
    Joe writes: I seem to do okay with getting job interviews, but then something happens and I don’t seem to get anywhere beyond the first interview. I really want a new job, but I don’t know what I am doing wrong. Your thoughts?   Career Doctor responds: First, good for you to stop and analyze your situation and realize you have a problem that is holding you back from succeeding with your goal. There are numerous reasons why your interview results are not what you seek – and you need to uncover what you are doing wrong so that you can address them… and succeed in the future. My…
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    Quintessential Resumes & Cover Letters Blog

  • A Recruiter Reveals Reader’s Perspective on Storytelling in a Resume

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

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

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

    adminQRCL
    12 Nov 2014 | 9:16 am
    Guest Post by Debra Wheatman What type of story does your resume tell? It is a “fish out of water” tale in which you do not seem to be a good match for your target job? Is a sad tale of woe with twists and downturns? That career story is not likely to take you to a happy place. What readers want is a hero’s epic. They want to read about your exciting rise to greater responsibility, solving problems along the way, and overtaking the competition through innovation and diligence. The Importance of your Career Story A career story paints a picture in the reader’s mind…
  • Applicant Tracking Systems: 8 Things Job-Seekers Need to Know to Ensure Employers Consider Their Resumes

    adminQRCL
    10 Nov 2014 | 1:25 am
      Second 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. A guest post by James Hu, founder and CEO of Jobscan   You may have heard that the first step to…
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    Movin' On Up

  • Give Thanks: The Importance of Following Up

    admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:02 am
    The big job interview you’ve been stressing over and preparing for is done, and now you can breathe a sigh of relief. However, if you think your part in the interview process is done and you’re just waiting to hear back, you’re missing out on a great opportunity to shine. As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s important to think about how you can show gratitude in all areas of your life. For example, giving thanks after an interview could be the deciding factor in a job offer. According to some studies, only 10% of job candidates follow up after a job interview with a thank-you letter.
  • State of the Job Seeker Today

    hkoontz
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    Unless you earned a degree in economics, the news reports on how the job market is shaping up can be confusing and frustrating. But if you’re on the hunt for a job, it’s important to understand the current issues surrounding unemployment, hiring, and pay. Here’s a little help looking at the big picture and what it means to you. Unemployment Situation According to a recent article in Forbes magazine that took an in-depth look into the unemployment numbers from last month, there has been some slight improvement.  The “official October jobless rate fell to 5.8%,” and even the…
  • Tips for Staying Safe This Holiday Season

    admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    During the holiday season, many retailers will see a sharp increase in staff, stock, and customers. And while the spike in store traffic is great for job seekers and business alike, it also means an increase in hazards and risks on the job. To help keep yourself, your co-workers, and the customers safe during busy holiday shopping days, check out these tips! Know the risks. Some of the risks associated with the holiday shopping season are ones that exist in the workplace every day, regardless of the time of year. Such risks include ergonomic issues that lead to numbness and pain, like carpel…
  • Are Benefits Keeping Workers Unemployed?

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:19 pm
    America’s unemployment rate has been too high for too long, even as the economy continues to recover. A new white paper from Express Employment Professionals explores the connection between benefit programs and their impact on employment. “Getting people back to work should be our number one goal in America,” said Bob Funk, CEO of Express. “When there are concerns about whether our social programs are keeping people from working, then we have to ask some serious questions.” Moral Hazard Trap According to the Social Security Administration, in less than a decade,…
  • De-Stress Before Your Job Interview

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Job interviews can be a little nerve racking. Will the interviewer like me? What if I say something that sounds stupid? What if I don’t know how to answer a question? To help you gain your interview confidence, take a deep breath and follow these seven tips for conquering your fears and de-stress before your job interview. 1. Get your portfolio together. Don’t scramble to put this together the night before. No one knows your work better than you, so be your biggest advocate on interview day and have a stellar portfolio. While getting your portfolio ready, showcase your best projects. And,…
 
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    Mystic Madness

  • Choosing a Self-Storage Facility: Tips

    admin22
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:35 pm
    Self storage is one of the storage options you have if you are looking to pack your items in a storage facility during your move. You can also keep your items temporary in self-storage facility in order to decongest your home or to secure your items properly. In a self storage facility, you will be allowed to access your items anytime your like or as stipulated in the terms and conditions of the service. There are a lot of self-storage facilities in many places just as there are a lot of other businesses. However, it is not all the self storage facility that offer the best services. When you…
  • Organising Your Self Storage

    admin22
    26 Nov 2014 | 1:35 pm
    If you have finally decided to rent a self storage unit and you have found one that meet your requirements, it is important that you take time to organize your storage unit. Getting your storage unit organized is very important. Don't just move in your item in store. Remember, these items are valuable to you and this is one of the reasons why you want to keep them in the storage facility. So, you should get the storage unit and the items in them well organized just as you will take time to get your home organized. In this way, you will know when your items are tempered with or when there…
  • Packing Mistakes to Avoid

    admin22
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:42 pm
    Packing is very cumbersome. Whether you are moving house or office, it is important that you carefully pack all your items in boxes and label them very well. In order to have a less stressful packing experience, there are some packing mistakes you should look out for and avoid making them. Making these mistakes which a lot of people made when they are moving house can cause you some headache. Here are some of the mistakes you should avoid making when you are packing.   Not beginning on time to plan and pack Packing is an essential aspect of moving. It is impossible to think of moving…
  • Packing Materials and Their Uses

    admin22
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:16 am
    Packing is one essential aspects of moving. It is the most tasking and engaging part of moving. If you do it very well, then your moving will be successful but if you don't get it right, you will definitely have problem with your moving. Some of the problems you may encounter include breakages and loss of items. However, if you pack your and label them properly, some of these problems will be reduced. Packing is more than putting your items inside cartons. There are certain materials you need in order to do your packing very well. Below are some of the packing material you will need when…
  • Self Storage vs. Mobile Storage

    admin22
    23 Nov 2014 | 12:40 pm
    Self storage and mobile storage units are two storage options that you can choose when you are moving house. However, the two are not the same. If you are looking to hire storage, it is important that you know the pros and cons of both options in order to make a perfect decision. If you don't know the difference, you will not be able to tell which one is the right one. There are some companies that offer both services while there are some that offer only one services. Despite the difference between both of them, they also have their similarities. Here are what you should know about this…
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    Ask The Headhunter

  • 4 Fearless Job Hunting Tips for Thanksgiving

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

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

    Nick Corcodilos
    10 Nov 2014 | 8:51 pm
    In the November 11, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, we examine yet another questionable LinkedIn “feature” that could cost you a job. Question The New York Times just did a story about a group of people suing LinkedIn for selling possibly invalid references to employers. Now LinkedIn has gone too far. This is causing employers […]
  • How to tease a job interview out of a manager

    Nick Corcodilos
    3 Nov 2014 | 5:52 pm
    In the November 4, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job seeker’s mail to a hiring manager winds up routed to HR: Question What if the hiring manager forces you to deal with the personnel department? My friend’s mom works at the company where I want to work. She came through with the name of […]
  • The Indeed.com Game: Are you as dumb as HR?

    Nick Corcodilos
    29 Oct 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Pssst! Want a job? You might have to relocate to… Anonymous Proxy, Ohio (???)… Read on to learn how! In The Bogus-ness of Indeed.com we discussed phony success metrics published by “the world’s #1 job site.” The point of that column is that Indeed implies it fills lots of jobs and finds jobs for lots […]
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    Career Sherpa

  • Motivation Monday: Happiness At Work

    Hannah Morgan
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:11 am
    Happiness is a state of mind, right? So is it possible to be happier at work? The answer…only if you are willing to take ownership. In the following infographic, you’ll understand why you aren’t alone if you are dissatisfied at work and what you can do about it! Job Satisfaction and Happiness Key Points Men and women find satisfaction from different elements of work (know what is important to you) Happy workers are 31% more productive than unhappy ones (tips to improve your productivity) 1 and 10 strokes may be caused by stress (learn what causes stress and how to reduce it)…
  • Summary Sunday: Rise and Shine

    Hannah Morgan
    23 Nov 2014 | 3:10 am
    Not all job hunting tips are created equal…some are just better than others. That’s why I highlight the best ideas in job search in a weekly summary! (Oh, and I had to share this picture of yesterday’s sunrise! It fits with the theme of this week’s roundup of posts.) Rise Up Through the Masses and Shine! Do you know what it will take to get on the radar of recruiters and employers? A lot more than you think. Using visual content (slideshows, visual and infographic resumes, and video) provide you with greater opportunities to differentiate your skills and tell your…
  • 10 Apps No College Student Should Be Without

    Hannah Morgan
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:08 am
    If you are in college (or even high school) you realize how overwhelming it can be to keep track of everything. Wouldn’t be nice if there were an app for that? You’re in luck! Thanks to the research and creative talent of The Brighton School of Business and Management, here’s The Ultimate App Guide for Student Survival. (For your reference, you can find links to these apps websites below the image) The Ultimate App Guide for Student Survival [INFOGRAPHIC] Evernote- For notetaking Benchprep- For studying Chegg- For reading Dragon Dictation- For writing EasyBib- For…
  • Interview Follow-Up: Do it better

    Hannah Morgan
    18 Nov 2014 | 2:49 am
    You know how to research companies, how to tweak your resume and even how to answer tough interview questions. But do you really know how to follow-up after the interview? If you’ve been invited to interview it means the company is already interested in you. You will either seal the deal or blow the show. What can you do to woo the employer and land the job? According to Boyer Management, a talent optimization and performance management company, recent graduates and experienced professionals ranked lowest in post interview follow-up competency self-assessment. Approximately 30 percent…
  • Summary Sunday: Job Search Round Up

    Hannah Morgan
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:09 am
    Multiple job offers, online visibility and a truly unique LinkedIn profile…that’s what you find here! Most Popular Posts Shared On Twitter This Week Using Twitter’s analytics, I’ve pulled the top 3 most popular posts (not including mine) to highlight this week. How to Transform Your LinkedIn Profile Into a Marketing Tool on Social Media Examiner by Kristina Jaramillo This post pushes you to think about ways you can step away from the ho-hum and really highlight your achievements! What if You Have a Job Offer and a New Interview Offer? on Aoljobs by Miriam Salpeter…
 
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    Pollock Spark

  • Three very different creative languages – each one powerful and effective

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

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

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

    michaelpollock
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:50 pm
    So in the hive of the awesomest team, whose work is it?  Who gets the credit?  The answer – from a recent group of panelists representing IDEO, Huge and Google seems to be: no-one.  Each individual is just so happy to be a part of “the awesomest team.” These words from Jonathan Lee, Design Lead at Google UXA. Can you go home and feel good that you had something to do with a particular small victory today? Yes you can. But your work is just a small part of a much larger and complex whole. So you will have a tricky time showing your portfolio as your own work. There is no “see…
  • Everything is designed. So be a designer, or think like one.

    michaelpollock
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    Milton Glaser – photos by Sam Haskins According to IDEO “Thinking like a designer can transform the way organizations develop products, services, processes, and strategy.”   Wait a minute – that is taking design thinking quite far from its old comfortable world of graphics, logos, packages and annual reports – even far from cars, frocks and tableware. Milton Glaser said “ Design is making things better.”  Well that is pretty broad.  According to Christopher Bailey CD of Burberry “you either have the world as your canvas or you have a 1 by 1 inch screen. The…
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  • Welcome to the Failure Age! – New York Times

    Staffing Advisors
    26 Nov 2014 | 10:02 am
    From The New York Times:   Innovation is…terrifying. Right now we're going through changes that rip away the core logic of our economy. Will there be enough jobs to go around? Will they pay a living wage? Terror, however, can also be helpful. The only way to harness this new age of failure is to learn how to bounce back from disaster and create the societal institutions that help us do so. The real question is whether we're up for the challenge. A fantastic look at the history of innovation and failure — from the accidental invention of artificial purple dye in the…
  • Association VP of Membership: Career Guides

    Mitch Corlett
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    Who are you competing with for that association VP of Membership 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…
  • Association Director of Membership: Career Guides

    Mitch Corlett
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    Who is your competition for that association Director of Membership 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…
  • Association Membership Manager / Specialist: Career Guides

    Mitch Corlett
    20 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    Who is your competition for that association Membership Manager or Specialist job in the Washington DC job market? When you see a job advertisement, some aspects of the job are obvious. You can envision the kind of work you would be doing, and recognize the new skills you can learn. But you almost never see your competition for the job, or know what truly drives the hiring decision. That's why we're bringing a little transparency to the hiring process, by pulling back the curtain on the data we’ve collected from our executive searches for membership professionals in the association…
  • How to decline recruiter outreach letters (politely)

    Mitch Corlett
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:18 am
    When a recruiter reaches out to you, it’s in order to determine: If you’re a match for the more nuanced aspects of the position. (Because words on paper are a poor indicator of overall ability.) If you’re at all interested in having that conversation. No recruiter expects that every person they reach out to will be a great fit.  But something they found — whether it be your resume, LinkedIn profile, portfolio, website, etc. — was enough to trigger a conversation.  Outreach is like shooting a shotgun at a target – some of the buckshot might…
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  • Find The Best Divorce Attorney In New Orleans

    admin
    15 Nov 2014 | 4:33 pm
    If you are facing a divorce, it can be an overwhelming and stressful experience especially if you are not familiar with Louisiana family law. Because divorce can affect your income, housing, debt, and custody of the children, it is wise to seek the expertise and counsel of a divorce lawyer in New Orleans LA to insure that your rights are been protected. Divorce is the legal termination of a marriage and the reorganization of legal responsibilities;  therefore, its consequences can have a significant effect on your future income. Your family attorney will guide you each step of the way,…
 
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    Undercover Recruiter

  • Do You Understand Your Industry? How Staying on Top Advances Your Career

    guest
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:03 am
    The moment you choose to strike out on your own as an independent contractor, it is all up to you to stay afloat and thrive in your industry. There is no-one above to make the big business decisions or to hand down a detailed growth strategy to you; there is no one to market your […] Do You Understand Your Industry? How Staying on Top Advances Your Career Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • The Social CEO in 2014 [STUDY]

    Jörgen Sundberg
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:21 am
    Oh yes, it’s that time of year again. Our friends at CEO.com searched for the social profiles of every single CEO on the FORTUNE 500 list on five popular social networks to determine which CEOs are lighting up social media – and which CEOs are still in the dark. Here’s a peek at what they […] The Social CEO in 2014 [STUDY] Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • Sales Recruiting Cold Call: What Are You Getting Out Of It?

    Chadd Balbi
    26 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    To say there is a love hate relationship with cold calling would be an understatement. In any sales career cold calling is the lifeline of your success. You’re job as a salesperson is to get the person on the other end of the phone to say yes so you can complete the sale. In agency […] Sales Recruiting Cold Call: What Are You Getting Out Of It? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • 6 Techniques for Using Social Media to Seek New Opportunities

    guest
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    If you are looking for a new opportunity, or even if you just want to surf around the web for attractive job opportunities, I recommend that you begin with social media channels! 1) Don’t just seek – become sought after: You may not know it, but employers spend time searching for their most suitable candidate […] 6 Techniques for Using Social Media to Seek New Opportunities Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
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    Resume Writing Services

  • The Importance of a Hand-Written Thank You Note

    Martin Buckland
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Do you remember when snail mail was just called mail? If so, do you use it to thank people who have helped you, both in your career and your daily life? © alexskopje – Fotolia.com In a job search or in career management, you need to brand and differentiate yourself. Expressions of thanks are hard to come by these days, let alone a hand-written thank you note sent by regular mail. Doing so will make a distinct impression on the receiver. If you still have any doubt, consider this: How many thank you notes have you received in the last six months, or even the last year? In your career…
  • The Three Most Important Things to Include in a Cover Letter

    Martin Buckland
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:09 am
    © mybaitshop – Fotolia.com A cover letter has to be very striking, compelling and engaging, so that you capture your audience’s attention. You must set yourself apart from the others competing for a limited number of executive placements. As well, the formatting should be identical to what you’ve used in your resume, such as the font choice, header, and general style. Every piece of online or print collateral must reinforce the personal brand you are building for yourself in your career. Always include these three elements in a cover letter in order to make a memorable impression…
  • How to Work a Room to Maximize Your Networking Impact

    Martin Buckland
    12 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Networking results come from quality relationships. When you’re working the room at a networking function, your goal should be to engage in meaningful conversations and build relationships, not just participate in small talk and amass business cards. Think just as carefully about the cards you’ve giving out. Refrain from handing out your business card to anyone and everyone by shoving it in people’s hands (I’ve even had people tuck their cards into my jacket pocket!). Set a target for how many new people you’d like to meet, perhaps six to eight. In those first few important minutes…
  • Recruiter Insights: How I Source Candidates Today

    Martin Buckland
    10 Nov 2014 | 4:12 am
    A guest post by Mandeep Grewal, an executive recruiter. The recruitment industry has changed significantly with technology. When I started in the executive search business in 2000, we relied mainly on company websites (which were minimal in detail) and “calling into companies” to figure out who did what. © adrian_ilie825 – Fotolia.com Today, especially with LinkedIn, we look at the online database first before looking at our own database. LinkedIn has levelled the playing field for recruitment firms. No longer can we tell our clients that we have a proprietary database and special…
  • On a Resume, White Space is Wasted Space

    Martin Buckland
    5 Nov 2014 | 4:05 am
    As a professional resume writer, I only have 11”, 22” or 33” (1, 2 or 3 pages) to sell my clients, which I do by clearly, succinctly and powerfully telling their career story. It can be very challenging to fit it all in, especially for a senior executive with 30+ years of experience. © Minerva Studio – Fotolia.com Resume real estate is at a premium and white space, which used to be very prevalent, is now a thing of the past. While any career document needs enough white space to be readable and attractive, too much space can send the wrong message. A resume with half-filled pages…
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    Impact Interview » Blog

  • 7 Questions to Ask A Hiring Manager

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

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

    lewis
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:50 pm
    The New York Times is reporting that Microsoft is laying off more than 5,800 employees tomorrow. The last time Microsoft had such a brutal set of layoffs was back in 2009. Apparently this latest round of cuts was foreshadowed by Microsoft CEO in his internal strategy memo on July 10. We’ve worked with a lot of current and former Microsoft employees on their next role. If you’re affected by the job cuts, we’d be happy to chat with you and give you a free 15 minute interview analysis. Photo Credit: LeWeb
  • Skip the Jargon at Your Next Interview

    lewis
    21 May 2014 | 10:27 am
    Just because your co-workers use jargon, doesn’t mean you should too. Here’s a great reminder from Richard Branson, Founder at the Virigin Group, on why you should do away with jargon. My favorite quote from his article: Some people love speaking in jargon, using fancy words and turning everything into acronyms. Personally, I find this simply slows things down, confuses people and causes them to lose interest. It’s far better to use a simple term and commonplace words that everyone will understand, rather than showing off and annoying your audience. Don’t get lazy, and…
  • The Ultimate Product Manager Interview Cheat Sheet

    lewis
    29 Jan 2014 | 2:38 pm
    Famous sketch note artist, Sacha Chua, put together the ultimate product manager interview cheat sheet. This beautiful one-page visual summarizes tips, advice, and framework from my book, Decode and Conquer, the world’s first book focused on product management interview preparation. Sacha’s cheat sheet covers all the goodies from the book: CIRCLES Method™ for answering product design questions AARM Method™ for answering metrics questions DIGS Method™ for answering behavioral interview questions And her cheat sheet doesn’t stop there. It has reminders on how to solve…
 
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    jobs, employment in USA - Careerjet

  • UberX Driving Partner (Full-Time)

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    Uber - Madison, WI - Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money while transporting people get around town in your own car. Uber is a smartphone app that connects drivers with riders with the tap of a button. You can earn anywhere from $20-35/hour in fares, and $1200+/week - more than any ridesharin...
  • Experienced Physical Therapist Needed in Gig Harbor, WA

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    JACKSON - Gig Harbor, WA - Looking for an upbeat, fun, friendly, honest, therapist to work in our skilled nursing facility. Must be flexible, a team player, and someone who puts patients needs first. Have a fun time while working hard and enjoy full benefits starting your first day....
  • Office Manager

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    Starcare Inc - Nashville, TN - Prospective employee will be responsible for the day to day administrative operations of the company and all other office duties. A College degree or years of experience is required....
  • Host/Hostess

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar - Bakersfield, CA - Now Hiring Host/Hostesses What do you seek in your career path? An opportunity for growth? A chance to succeed? A fun, exciting social environment? Blending all of these together is the difference between a good job and a great career. At Applebee's You'll discover a balance betw...
  • Sign Language Interpreter Spec I

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    Los Angeles Community College District - Los Angeles, CA - Interprets educational and general information exchanged in an educational setting by using manual and oral methods of communication for the deaf and hard of hearing. Minimum Qualifications for Admittance to Exam EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A. Graduation from high school or its equ...
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    Vault.com Blogs

  • Q&A With a Top Intern from a Top Internship Program

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:15 am
    In recent weeks, I have focused on the internship program at Northwestern Mutual-a firm that has featured in our list of our Top 10 internship programs every year since its inception. We have seen what goes into making the program, and also found out what it's like to participate in the program.
  • A Day in the Life of a Social Media Manager

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:56 am
    Ever wonder what a social media manager does all day? If so, check out the below: one social media manager tells Vault what she does during each minute of her day at work. The following is an excerpt from the Vault Career Guide to the Internet and Social Media. A Day in the Life: Wendy Soucie, global e-business social media manager, Parker Hannifin Corporation 6:00 a.m.: I wake up and get dressed and ready for work. I login to Scoop.
  • Be Thankful: BigLaw Bonuses to Increase for 2014

    24 Nov 2014 | 7:31 am
    Updated 11/26/14: Cravath has announced and will match the increased amount first announced by Simpson Thacher. Other firms have been quick to follow suit. Happy bonus season and Thanksgiving to all! On Friday there was welcome news on the BigLaw compensation front: firms are going rogue this year with bonus announcements, in a good way. This is the pay boost that attorneys have been waiting for since the post-recession recovery.
  • What the New York Times Failed to Mention About Goldman Sachs' Tech Employees

    19 Nov 2014 | 3:50 pm
    Last week, the New York Times published an article entitled "Goldman Sachs Recasts Its Reputation to Woo Tech Talent." The gist of the piece was that Goldman, the former vampire squid and face of greed and hubris on Wall Street, has put
  • You Just Passed the Bar: Here's What's Next For Your Student Loans

    18 Nov 2014 | 6:34 am
    With the July 2014 bar results now published for almost every state (California results will be released on November 21), you may have spent some time celebrating if you made the grade. However, it’s not time to kick back and relax if you haven’t tackled the small matter of how to best manage your law school loans, which
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    CFO Coach

  • A Thankful Heart

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

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

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

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

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

  • 5 Steps to Getting Noticed and Promoted

    U.S.News
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Shutterstock By Hannah Morgan You are working your tail to the bone with long hours and maximum effort, to no avail. Maybe this is the root of the problem. If you are working hard in seclusion, you have probably fallen of the radar. To achieve your true goal of rising in the organization and getting a raise, you have to do great work, and people have to know you've done it. Here are five things you can do to help propel your career. Gain visibility. Visibility is vital to becoming the kind of person who gets promotions, raises and access to opportunities, according to Jeffrey Pfeffer, a…
  • Networking With Parents' Connections: Is It a Good Idea?

    Diana St. Lifer
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Shutterstock Recent graduates and early career seekers don't underestimate the power of networking when it comes to landing an interview making a connection to that dream job. But it's not so much who they know, but who their parents and friends' parents know. Tapping into a parents' professional circle to land a job or internship is nothing new. However in today's economy, more parents are keeping their connections within arm's reach not just for themselves, but for their children as well.
  • The 10 Best Retail Companies To Work For Right Now

    Business Insider
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Alamy By Jacquelyn Smith 'Tis the season for holiday hiring. According to a recent CareerBuilder survey, a whopping 43% of US retailers plan to hire seasonal workers this year. But not all of them are a joy to work for. CareerBliss.com, an online careers community, recently identified those that are in its new list of the retail companies with the happiest employees. Ross Dress For Less ranked No. 1, followed by Costco and Ikea. A Ross employee wrote on the CareerBliss site: "I feel challenged every day; love the new opportunities. The culture allows us to figure things out on our own and…
  • 6 Career Insights for 2015

    U.S.News
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Alamy By Arnie Fertig Each fall, the Career Thought Leaders Consortium sponsors the Global Careers Brainstorming Day, when about a dozen groups of career professionals gather to discuss what's new and what's next in the world of career management, counseling, coaching and job hunting. The same structured sessions take place simultaneously in locations throughout the U.S., abroad and online. At the Boston gathering, there were about a dozen academic-based and government-funded career center professionals, independent career counselors, résumé writers and coaches. A white paper…
  • 7 Great Second Careers If You're Over 40

    Susan Ricker
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Getty You're too young for retirement, too experienced for entry-level positions and too fed up with your job to stay any longer. Have you considered starting a second career? Beginning a new profession can be an exciting way to change how you feel about your work life, and the shifting economy offers more opportunities for change than you might think. Whether you've never before thought of switching careers, or if it's been a recurring dream of yours, here are some ideas for getting started. Create An 'Open Ideas' List If you're ready to leave your first career behind and move on to what's…
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    ILostMyJob.com

  • 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…
  • New This Week at ILostMyJob.com (10/6/14 – 10/10/14)

    ilostmyjob
    6 Oct 2014 | 10:01 am
    3 New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday October 7th 11am CST: Are You Making These Frequent Job Search Mistakes? with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/377597952 Re-THINK! Don’t Make These Mistakes! FREE Webinar Come get the competitive edge and learn what mistakes not to make. As a results coach and a recruiting professional, I’ve learned it’s not always the most qualified person who gets the job. How well do you think you are doing on your job search? Are you making mistakes? In this presentation, we…
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    TalentCulture

  • #TChat Preview: Anniversary & Mending The Employee-Employer Relationship

    TalentCulture Team + Guests
    26 Nov 2014 | 11:31 am
    The TalentCulture #TChat Show is back! After a week off for Thanksgiving, we’ll be live on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, from 7-8 pm ET (4-5 pm PT). The #TChat radio portion runs the first 30 minutes from 7-7:30 pm ET, followed by the #TChat Twitter chat from 7:30-8 pm ET. In our last show we talked about the challenges of enabling a talent management strategy with technology, and this week we’re going to talk about the future of the employee-employer relationship — and celebrate the TalentCulture #TChat Show’s 4-year anniversary! We keep talking incessantly about how bad the…
  • Trust But Verify In Hiring

    Michele O'Donnell
    26 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    During dealings with the Soviet Union, former President Ronald Reagan coined the term, “Trust, but verify.” It is not too difficult to decipher the meaning of this phrase and apply the concept to your company’s human resources best practices. A large part of an organization’s human resources function involves the onboarding of new personnel. Would it be surprising to know that in many cases the determination to hire someone happens within five minutes of meeting them? What happens when a charming applicant gives all the right answers? Besides having a successful interview, one…
  • What Millennials Really Want from Employers

    Ron Stewart
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:00 pm
    There are a lot of rumors going around that suggest millennials are notoriously hard to attract and even harder to keep. The post ’80s digital generation is more concerned with free time than work, demanding flexi-hours and remote working, they want to take longer holidays, they want better perks and bigger benefits, and so on. But is this really true, or is it all hot air? What Do Millennials Really Want? No one knows what millennials want better than the millennials themselves. While employers are taking stabs in the dark, wildly updating their Facebook feeds with photos of creativity in…
  • Social Recruitment’s Present And Future

    Mark Lukens
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:30 am
    Social media has entered every corner of our lives. Facebook alone has more than a billion users, each averaging 15 minutes a day on the site. From the accumulated star ratings on websites to jobs found through LinkedIn and sharing holiday photos through Facebook, this crowded, chaotic world of human interaction is everywhere. Like any technological change, the usefulness of social media is directly related to the human skills used to apply it. Social media is now a huge part of any company’s approach to marketing, and while it’s less prevalent in recruitment, it is playing a role there.
  • The Only Person You Need to Trust

    Lisa Ryan
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:45 am
    “You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.  This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life.” — Steve Jobs Think about what happened to Steve Jobs after a very public firing from Apple Computer. Instead of wallowing in despair and disappearing from the public eye, he went on to create several businesses, including Pixar and NeXT. He produced innovative products and eventually was rehired at Apple, where he revolutionized technology with the development of iTunes, the iPod, iPad, and the improvement of the…
 
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    DirectEmployers Association

  • Employer Spotlight Series: Colorado Springs Utilities

    DirectEmployers Association
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Today we’re taking a look at another great employer with a number of employment opportunities currently available – Colorado Springs Utilities. Colorado Springs Utilities is a community-owned, not-for-profit utility company focusing on four core services— electricity, natural gas, water and wastewater—in the Pikes Peak region. With a mission of offering their services in a safe, reliable, and competitively priced manner, they also value their people as the foundation of their success. From their award-winning candidate experience (see 2013 and 2014 CandE Award winners), being honored…
  • Unplugged with Vantiv’s Tom Poole: Social Media and Customization Best Practices

    DirectEmployers Association
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:30 pm
    Member company Vantiv is the nation’s largest PIN debit acquirer (The Nilson Report, March 2013) and one of the nation’s fastest growing technology firms. You might not realize it, but they’ve driven many of the changes that prompted the shift from cash to electronic payments. Vantiv is also an innovator when it comes to customization and social media recruiting. Director of Recruiting Tom Poole sat down with us and discussed how the company developed a highly social recruiting model that has increased referrals, reduced agency spend and increased quality without adding…
  • OFCCP Posts New FAQs Regarding the Scheduling Letter Item 19 Compensation Data

    DirectEmployers Association
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    Below are 2 links to new FAQs posted on the OFCCP’s public website regarding the scheduling letter item 19 compensation data. Please use these accordingly and feel free to share with fellow contractors to assist in understanding what’s expected to be included with your AAPs. http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/faqs/SchedulingLetter_FAQs.html http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/CompGuidance/index.htm The post OFCCP Posts New FAQs Regarding the Scheduling Letter Item 19 Compensation Data appeared first on DirectEmployers Association.
  • Giving Back to Veterans Via Military.jobs

    DirectEmployers Association
    12 Nov 2014 | 6:56 am
    DirectEmployers would like to thank veterans for their service and sacrifices. In honor of our heroes, for every Military.jobs site purchased this month, DirectEmployers will donate $500 on your behalf to a veterans organization of your choice. Check out this video to learn more! Benefits of a Military.jobs site: Available with basic branding or completely customized options Can be designed to fit your budget or messaging needs Great way to expand your outreach Get some inspiration from these great Military.jobs sites: Aetna-Veterans.jobs Allstate-Veterans.jobs ATT-Veterans.jobs…
  • 100 Members of the DirectEmployers Association Named 2015 Military Friendly® Employers

    DirectEmployers Association
    11 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    INDIANAPOLIS, November 11, 2014 – DirectEmployers Association announced today that 100 of its Member companies have been named as 2015 Military Friendly® Employers by Victory Media, publisher of G.I. Jobs® and Military Spouse. Companies competed for the elite Military Friendly® Employer designation via an online data-driven survey assessment, with data independently tested by Ernst & Young LLP based upon the weightings and methodology established by Victory Media and its Advisory Board. Criteria for the survey included a benchmark score across key programs and policies, such as the…
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    UIAA ACC Blog

  • Thanksgiving Wishes and Office Hours

    25 Nov 2014 | 9:22 am
    As many of us get ready to join family and friends for Thanksgiving, the UIAA Alumni Career Center wishes you a warm and festive holiday. The UIAA Alumni Career Center will be closed November 27-28. Our office will reopen at 8:30 AM on Monday, December 1. To keep your search on track this holiday season, watch the following Webinar on Demand Keep Your Job Search Fresh During the Holidays Originally Aired: October 25, 2012 Size: 36.5MB; Length: 00:51:52 You may even get a jump start on your new year’s resolution to find a new job in 2013. This webinar will provide strategies to manage…
  • Effective Interview Preparation Webinar Registration Open

    20 Nov 2014 | 8:03 am
    Effective Interview Preparation (New Mini-Webinar) December 11, 2014, 12:30-1pm central Whether you have to quickly ramp up for an unexpected interview or have time to strategically prepare, this session will outline steps and provide resources so you can effectively anticipate questions, identify your strengths and prepare your stories.
  • Increase your knowledge, increase your confidence with practical tips

    18 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    Alumni are rating the career and networking Webinars highly. Sessions are a variety of topics give alumni the tools, tips, and advice to launch or re-launch their careers. Check our the events calendar for the upcoming sessions. www.uiaacareers.org/events.html
  • Alumni Across the Country are Listening In

    13 Nov 2014 | 10:30 am
    Alumni from across the country and a few internationally are listening in when we share our career and networking Webinars. We have one last Webinar for 2014 and have recently added sessions for early 2015. Register now for the topics that interest you. www.uiaacareers.org/events.html
  • How Much Is Enough In My Job Search mini-webinar

    11 Nov 2014 | 11:27 am
    You’re doing plenty in your job search, but is it enough? This mini-webinar will help you evaluate your efforts. Since it is frustrating not to control the outcome of a job search (typically it takes longer than job seekers hope), learn more about structuring your tasks. During the holiday season, use your time well, being productive and purposeful in your job search. This webinar includes presentation and questions. There is no fee for University of Illinois alumni; the fee for University of Illinois non-alumni guests is $45. All pay the cost of the phone call (a standard long distance…
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    SELF-PROMOTION FOR INTROVERTS

  • Tongue-tied at Business Meetings No More

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

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

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

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

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

  • Why Your Resume is Like a Burger [INFOGRAPHIC]

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

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

    Kirk Baumann
    6 Nov 2014 | 5:30 am
    According to an article published in the Wall Street Journal a few years ago, an average American worker goes through seven career changes in his or her lifetime. While such switches are pretty common early on in an adult’s working life, midlife career switches are a little less prevalent. But they’re not unheard of and […]
  • What Recruiters Say and Job Seekers Hear [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Kirk Baumann
    28 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Are job seekers and recruiters from different planets? With unemployed people outnumbering job openings three to one, you’d think recruiters could find the talent they need to fill positions. The problem is only 50 percent of job seekers actually have the qualifications needed for the job they apply to. It’s time to bridge the gap […]
  • How Important Are Certifications, Anyway?

    Kirk Baumann
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:48 am
    When you’re looking for work, you want to present yourself as the best-prepared, most solid candidate a company could ever consider. With that in mind, many job seekers look at certifications as a way to set themselves apart. But these credentials cost time and money. Are they worth it? The answer, unfortunately, is “it depends.” It seems […]
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    Executive Resume Writing Service » Our Blog

  • How to Write a Strategic Resume

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

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

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

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

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:16 am
      By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Entering into our fourth year of change has been exhaustingly disruptive and exhilaratingly wonderful. Arm in arm, my husband and I walk closely, planning, commiserating, scheming, doing, hoping and achieving. The path is not always clear, the vision oft blurry, but the “why” is ever present.  We value our freedom; we value opportunities for self […] The post The Value of Your Why appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
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    KrantCents

  • Seven Personal Finance Red Flags to Avoid

    Krantcents
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:07 am
    A red flag is an indicator of potential problems.  It means danger, stop or caution because of something ahead of you.  In personal finance there are a number of things to watch for or avoid to be successful.  They are things that we all go through, but should pay attention to and avoid.  Financial statements are a record of your financial activities of a business, person or other entity. This stuff is for everyone! Income Statement An income statement (profit & loss statement) is a company’s financial statement that indicates how the revenue (gross income) is transformed into net…
  • Ten Thanksgiving Day Facts

    Krantcents
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:07 am
    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.  Do not eat  too much, spend too much time with family or spend too much on Black Friday!  I really hope you do not spend too much!  We will spend Thanksgiving with family and friends.  My house is filled with the East Coast relatives, our children and even a Guest dog. Our children came to visit and we all join friends to celebrate Thanksgiving together. How was yours? Here are just a few Thanksgiving Day facts: Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. Seven (7) other countries celebrate Thanksgiving. Although the first…
  • If You Want to Earn More Money, Start with your Career

    Krantcents
    24 Nov 2014 | 12:06 am
    Do you have to work more to earn more money?  Many financial experts suggest starting a business, getting a second job, or a side hustle.  Is this really the solution?  Is the alternative to just spend less?  Have you thought about how to earn more money without leaving your day job?  Do you need more money to pay down debt or is it just a sign of success?  What is your plan? Skills Do you have the skills and experience to maximize your earnings?  You just graduated college with a degree in electrical engineering with a starting salary of $55K.  You have student loan debt and you are…
  • Do You Have What It Takes to be an Entrepreneur?

    Krantcents
    21 Nov 2014 | 12:02 am
    Are entrepreneurs born or made? You can take a class or earn a degree!   I grew up in an entrepreneur incubator!  Both my parents had thriving businesses and did not have the benefit of any college classes in entrepreneurship.  I think if you interviewed them, they would tell you it was experience.  They were passionate and did not know they could fail. Do you have what it takes? Education/Experience If you do not get the skills from education, you are left with experience.  In my parent’s case, they both grew up in entrepreneurial families.  Their parents either had a retail…
  • It Is Time for Year-End Tax Planning

    Krantcents
    19 Nov 2014 | 12:05 am
    It is time for year-end tax planning! You can do something about your tax bill just by doing a little tax planning. There is plenty of time to make a difference in your tax bill by just following these suggestions. Everybody knows they should do something, but they do not because either they do not know what to do or do not take the time to do it. The IRS is counting on you doing nothing! Do you like receiving those huge refunds from the Internal Revenue Service? How do you explain getting a big refund check from the government? You do not receive interest or even a thank you, but you loaned…
 
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    Allison Cheston — Career Connector » Blog

  • 5 Ways to Market Yourself as a Leader

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

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

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

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

    Allison
    8 May 2014 | 2:22 pm
    Are you a 20-something seeking work with meaning? Are you willing to trade great mentoring and a dynamic work environment for a lower salary? If that’s the case, you are trending with your generation. And while making less money is not to be treated lightly, research shows that people who feel personally fulfilled at work are happier than those who work exclusively for the money. But maybe you can have it both ways.…
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    The Savvy Intern by YouTern

  • A Job Search Success Story: The Very First Thanksgiving

    YouTern
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:42 am
    Once upon a time, early settlers to North America posted a job on PilgrimHelpWanted.com. While only one person applied for the position, they were quite excited about bringing on a new team member. Here, just in time for Thanksgiving, is a fictional account of how that interview might have gone had it happened in today’s recruiting world…   
  • 11 Ways to Start Your Job Search on the Right Foot

    Hannah Morgan
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:30 am
    While you can’t control the economy or that it takes an average of about 25 working days to fill a position (according to Dice Holdings August hiring report) – you can control how you conduct your job search. Here are 11 ways you can get your job search started on the right foot...   
  • 5 Simple Tips for Flawless Networking [Infographic]

    YouTern
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    Many of us seem to make networking much more difficult than it need be. We focus on quantity over quality, for instance; we seem to think that shaking more hands and collecting more business cards is more important than shaking the right hands and generating enough interest in us to be asked for our business cards. That is where this simple infographic from CareerBliss comes into play...   
  • Lessons Learned from 10 Job Interviews Gone Bad

    YEC
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:20 am
    Our friends at the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) asked their members this question: “During a job interview (either while job hunting or hiring), what was the worst thing that ever happened?” Here’s a collection of answers we’re sure you’ll find powerful learning lessons as you prepare for your next job interview:   An Interviewee Yelled at Me Prior to an interview for an internship position, I Googled the candidate to see if I could find his LinkedIn or any of his work. Instead, the first result was his Twitter photo which showed him in front of 100…
  • What is The Most Important Hack in Networking?

    Levo League
    23 Nov 2014 | 7:50 am
    "Good networking is all about building good relationships," business coach Alisoun Mackenzie explains. "Selling at people just turns them away." If that news has you scrambling to revamp your networking strategy stat, slow down for a sec—because Mackenzie’s favorite hack, the 80/20 Rule, is here to help...   
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    Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA

  • How to Be 10% Happier at Work?

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

    Lei Han
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:09 pm
    On Oct 29, 2014, against all odds, the San Francisco Giants narrowly won Game 7 of the World Series against the Kansas City Royal by the score of 3 to 2.  I learned everything about baseball from my husband who is a diehard Giants fan.   Since meeting him 10 years ago, I have had much more … Read More →The post 3 Soft Skills We Can Learn from Madison Bumgarner appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • How to Deal with Stereotypes at Work – 4 Tips

    Lei Han
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:04 am
    A friend shared this Youtube video with me and I literally cried.  It talks about one stereotype that we all know about and how it affects us.  It’s amazing how stereotypes are so common in our society. Sometimes people use it intentionally in their communication to put down other people out of insecurity and other … Read More →The post How to Deal with Stereotypes at Work – 4 Tips appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • How to Deal with a Tough Boss – 5 Tips

    Lei Han
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:21 am
    Someone just asked me to answer on Quora – How to deal with a unreasonable tough boss?  I want to share my answers here in case you also have a tough boss.    The person who asked me this question didn’t provide specifics, so I offered 5 general tips on how to deal with a tough … Read More →The post How to Deal with a Tough Boss – 5 Tips appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • Are You a “Pleaser Achiever”?

    Lei Han
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:38 am
    A month ago, my boss mentioned that everyone on our team is a “Pleaser Achiever”?   I have been meaning to write about it ever since.  So what is a “Pleaser Achiever”, you may ask?  Well, let’s start with a simple quiz When someone comes to you for help at work and your boss tells you you can say … Read More →The post Are You a “Pleaser Achiever”? appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
 
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    Position Ignition Career Blog

  • How to Work by Not Working

    Lucy Skipper
    27 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    In a world of long working hours and heavy workloads, isn’t it great to pause for moments of reflection and the chance to be inspired? There’s no need to feel guilty about such pauses. Not only do we need downtime to rest and reenergise, but even in our downtime we can be benefitting our work careers. Hugely effective people often find that they’re working at their best when they seem to be not working at all.
  • 10 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Career Guide

    Lucy Skipper
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Should you engage a career professional, firstly you might be surprised at what you learn, secondly you will find what you learn to be useful for the rest of your career. Both of these points are predicated on you getting the most out of your career guide and the relationship you have with them.
  • 10 Things to Think about When You’ve Retired

    Lucy Skipper
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    In some places people are talking about the concept of “unretirement”. It’s an interesting concept that implies you don’t really stop when you stop. There’s a lot more for you to go at. This is what this article addresses.
  • Animation of the Month: 8 Ways to Reach Your Full Potential

    Lucy Skipper
    18 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Find out how to get the most out of your career and maximise your skillset with this month's animation.
  • 5 Ways to Evaluate Your Own Leadership Skills

    Lucy Skipper
    13 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    We can find it easy to form opinions on the bosses, managers, leaders in our work life because it’s somehow easier to form views on others’ leadership skills than it is to look at our own habits as leaders. This could be because a lot of us don’t know where to start when it comes to self-reflection. However, if we’re in a leadership position we owe it to ourselves and to our followers to learn how to evaluate our own skills as a leader. Here are some ways to start doing that.
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    Everyday Bright

  • Mastering the Art of Change: An Interview with Leo Babauta

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

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

    Jennifer Gresham
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:02 am
    What I was trying to do should have been simple. I was attempting to hold a small stack of books with my left arm, where my hand cupped one edge and my elbow cradled the other. But I couldn’t do it. I had noticed my wrist getting weaker for a couple of years. And thanks to some back pain issues, it had become clear my office set-up was probably the source of my problem. But I didn’t do anything about it. I didn’t see a doctor. I didn’t look for a new desk. I didn’t even take the simple step of ordering a wrist brace online. The questions is: why did I wait until I had nearly…
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    Your Life YOUR Way

  • 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…
  • Choices by Revlon {Empowerment} – The Most Unconventional Empowering Choice I made

    Tia
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:45 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. One who walks in another’s tracks leaves no footprints in life – Anon.  Growing up in India 2-3 decades ago, there was a unifying message girls got from…
  • Choices by Revlon {Empowerment} : 40 Qualities and Habits of Confident, Empowered Women.

    Tia
    4 Nov 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Every woman’s life is the sum of all her choices, and Revlon Indiais 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 Empowerment. This is one of the many articles that aim to inspire women all over India in their choices about Empowerment. Startmaking a choicetoday. Log on to the Choices By Revlon App here. Hey Gorgeous! I’m stoked to be writing about women’s empowerment as a part of Revlon India + Vogue’s Empowerment month theme, all the way from…
  • Top 10 Ways You Lose Confidence + How To Get It Back.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Karla
    10 Oct 2014 | 6:29 am
    Today’s local state one stop shop “Latest Jobs Posting” list includes a job post for a “Human Resources Manager”. Check out this hot mess and tell me if you would stick your big toe in the water with this management team. This is an entirely new position for our company, with limited support resources. Specifically, we have no formalized screening and on-boarding processes for hew hires: since Accounting administers the benefits and record keeping, there are no direct clerical subordinates. Our production associates come from the unskilled labor pool, with all of the attendant…
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    The Voice of Job Seekers

  • Accepting and Giving Criticism Effectively for the New Hire

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

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

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    4 Nov 2014 | 4:00 pm
    Through any profession understanding, your audience is essential to market yourself in a way that keeps you in the mind of employers. Doug Perry’s wife is a dental hygienist who had a hard time marketing herself. Since marketing and communication is what Doug does, he helped his wife and many other dental hygienists find opportunities. Through his research, he found most dental hygienists do not know how to market themselves. Hopefully, through our conversation, you will implement some of Doug’s successful strategies and thinking. Understand this: Conventional and traditional…
  • Resume Writing Strategies for LGBTQ Students

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:45 pm
    College students from 18-25 are very impressionable, but when they discover their identity as Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender, and Questioning (LGBTQ) students their world becomes complicated, not by choice. The lack of resources for LGBTQ students and the people who will provide unbiased counseling, depending where they live, are few. Rayna Anderson found that out when she decided to write her graduate paper last year, “Assessing the Readiness to Reveal: Resume Writing Strategies for LGBTQ Students.” Let’s be clear: Rayna’s paper has more to do with LGBTQ students…
  • The Elements of Resume Style with Scott Bennett

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    As hard as resumes are to write, the most effective ones are written plainly, clearly, and briefly. The struggle for most people is to capture reader’s attention through failing to communicate all three elements. One of the best guides in my opinion is The Elements of Resume Style. It is one of the books I reference serving my clients, and one I regularly recommend. Scott is my guest on today’s show. If you struggle with presenting a clear, brief, accomplishment-focused resume, then you will exceedingly receive much value from this conversation. What is your greatest challenge in…
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    FlexJobs

  • FlexJobs Black Friday Deal: Up to 67% Off!

    Brie Weiler Reynolds
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:21 am
    Now through Cyber Monday, take advantage of this FlexJobs Black Friday Deal for 50% off all FlexJobs subscription levels--1 month, 3 month, and 1year. The post FlexJobs Black Friday Deal: Up to 67% Off! appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 5 Habits of Highly Successful Freelancers

    Jennifer Parris
    27 Nov 2014 | 2:33 am
    Highly successful freelancers don't just stumble upon success-there are some very important habits that help them along the way. Here are five to adopt. The post 5 Habits of Highly Successful Freelancers appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 6 Freelance Job Interview Questions to Prepare For

    Jessica Howington
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:55 am
    Whether you call it a job interview or a meeting with a potential client, there are several freelance job interview questions you ought to prepare for. The post 6 Freelance Job Interview Questions to Prepare For appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 5 Top Soft Skills for Job Seekers to Master

    Robin Madell
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:45 am
    Technical skills won't help a job seeker unless they're backed up by intangible skills that employers want. Here are five soft skills for job seekers. The post 5 Top Soft Skills for Job Seekers to Master appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • Happy Thanksgiving from the FlexJobs Team!

    Brie Weiler Reynolds
    26 Nov 2014 | 2:29 am
    The FlexJobs team wishes a Happy Thanksgiving to our jobs seekers and flexible employers! We share what we're most thankful for this year. What about you? The post Happy Thanksgiving from the FlexJobs Team! appeared first on FlexJobs.
 
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  • Why And How To Make Friends With HR

    Guest Author
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Job applicant having an interview The following is a guest post by Mark Feffer. Most job seekers regard HR as an obstacle. After all, these are the people who position themselves between your resume and the hiring manager, and who seem more concerned with making sure procedures are followed than quickly filling a position. It’s the wrong attitude. If you work with them correctly, HR managers and staffers can become great sources of information, helpful advice and even be your advocates. They can show you how to get the most out of your interviews and match you with other…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: The Science Of Slacking At Work

    Olivia Adams
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Mobile Media Devices Every Thursday, the Come Recommended Career & HR Blog ends the week with a wrap-up, bringing you the top news from the week for job seekers and employers. These articles highlight the latest trends in the industry. Job & Internship Seekers The Science of Slacking at Work: Employees typically spend about two hours per day slacking off on the company dime, and this “organizational misbehavior,” as Paulsen also calls it, is probably more widespread than most managers realize. Read more. According to a New Scientific Study, This is Why You’re…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Twitter Plans To Introduce Timeline

    Olivia Adams
    20 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Image Credit: Mobile Media Devices Every Thursday, the Come Recommended PR Blog ends the week with a wrap-up, bringing you the top news from the week about public relations and content marketing. These articles will highlight the latest trends in the industry to help you stay up-to-date on the PR world. CONTENT MARKETING 3 Content Curation Best Practices to Optimize Your Content Marketing: Blending a mix of new content with the filtering and management of other useful information streams is a productive and manageable solution for providing prospective customers a steady stream of high…
  • Find Your Next Entry-Level Job With Fledgeling

    Olivia Adams
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Fledgling Are you on the search for your first job? Are you in need of a side hustle? Fledgeling, a job search platform for young professionals, improves the entry-level job search. This platform provides users with local job opportunities, weekly articles containing valuable career advice, and resume building tools for new professionals. How Fledgeling works:  Fledgeling is a easy-to-use job search platform for college students or recent graduates who are looking for internships, part-time work, or their first entry-level job. In addition, Fledgeling also helps job seekers…
  • 6 Ways To Attract New Business Through Social Media

    Olivia Adams
    18 Nov 2014 | 3:30 am
    Image Credit: Hand pointing image from Bigstock. Social media gives startups the opportunity to get noticed by their target audience in a short period of time. Using platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Google+, you’ll be able to share your expertise and build relationships with potential customers online. When using social media to attract new business, there are a few things to keep in mind. First, you need to determine your goal for attracting new business. For example, if it’s your goal to increase sales, focus your social media strategy on the value of your…
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  • Dear Employers: 10 Secrets to Writing a Great Job Post

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    24 Nov 2014 | 2:39 am
    So you want to hire someone? You’ve come to the right place.The first step is to be clear to yourself about what exactly you are looking for. You first need to know what you’re looking for and why. What are the roles and responsibilities of the position? What skills are needed to fulfill that role? What prior experience and applicant traits do you consider essential to have?The second step is to capture this information in an irresistible and informative job posting. A well-crafted job posting not only gets you the best applicants, but also ensures those applicants have a good…
  • 3 Reasons Overqualified Candidates Don’t Get Job Offers

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:01 am
    You’ve been applying like crazy to jobs you know you’re qualified for. You’d be a perfect fit at each of these companies. You’ve stayed persistent and positive. Someone has to make a job offer soon, right?But over and over, when you follow up, you hear devastating news: The position was offered to someone else. Or even worse, you don’t hear anything back at all. You’re crushed, confused and lost. You’ve spent hours perfecting your resume and writing cover letters, but nothing seems to give.Don’t give up hope just yet. Here are a few reasons your application might…
  • LOCAL SOCIAL SHAPERS – LEAP AFRICA ANNOUNCES EMERGING SOCIAL CHANGEMAKERS

    Micheal Okeje
    6 Nov 2014 | 4:56 am
    Press Release – Lagos, October 24, 2014 - LEAP (Leadership, Effectiveness, Accountability and Professionalism) Africa, a leading nonprofit organisation in Nigeria will announce Social Innovators finalists at the Social Innovators Programme and Awards ( SIPA) in Lagos on November 13, 2014.Globally, young people are helping to drive national competitiveness, economic growth, and achievement of social development goals. In 2013, LEAP identified twenty young Nigerian changemakers who have distinguished themselves by proactively filling the gaps observed in their communities to participate…
  • Out of School & Don’t Have A Job? The Future Project & Jobberman.Com Present #Intern4jobs…Apply Now!

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    The Future Project (TFP) in partnership with Nigeria’s No. 1 recruitment website, Jobberman.com has formally announced its employability programme – Intern4Jobs which will up-skill and connect at least 100,000 young West Africans to jobs and job opportunities through internships over the next two years.The Intern4Jobs aims to empower young people with the practical skills they need to get jobs through its network of Internship Partners who take on young graduates into their firms and train them on the job for a period of 3 – 6 months.The on-the-job training is structured to…
  • Download the Decoding Global Talent 2014 Report

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
     DOWNLOAD THE DECODING GLOBAL TALENT 2014 REPORT!!!Jobberman – Nigeria’s No 1 Recruitment website – has released the Decoding Global Talent Survey 2014 Report in partnership with the Boston Consulting Group, one of the world’s leading management consultancies, and The Network, a global alliance of more than 50 leading recruitment websites.The Decoding Global Talent report presents 200,000 Survey Responses of jobseekers and workers worldwide on Global Mobility and Employment Preferences. Conducted in 189 countries, respondents were surveyed to learn what factors motivate…
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  • Seven Ways to a Workplace Thanksgiving

    Tresha Moreland
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    If you are like me, you might be looking at the calendar and wondering how did it get to be November so quickly. We raced through another year taking on the most daunting challenges. Those challenges have a tendency to speak louder in our memory of what happened during the year. However, the year may […]
  • How You Can Achieve Your Goals Through Vocal Awareness?

    William Taylor
    23 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    One of the easiest ways of achieving our goals is to communicate with confidence. Our existence is controlled by our voice, and to make ourselves recognized by the people around us, we must communicate. In the business environment, people depend on their communication skills. If you’re not a good communicator, you can’t be a good […]
  • Think Differently, Lead Differently Part 3: The 4 Frames

    Rosanna Nadeau, SPHR
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    See the big picture. Galileo discovered, in the course of innovating the first telescope, that each lens he added enabled him to have a more comprehensive, accurate perspective of the sky. Today’s telescopes have lenses that enable scientists to see more and more accurately the celestial bodies in evening skies, enabling discovery never before possible. […]
  • Modern HR: Investigating Talent Analytics

    Tresha Moreland
    16 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    “Don’t use metrics to prove HR worth. Instead use them to test organizational hypothesis” Jeff Haynes, VP HCM Transformation, Oracle Talent analytics is a top of mind for many HR professionals and the main topic of Jeff Haynes’ presentation in a recent conference hosted by Argyle Executive Forums in San Francisco. The Storm The recent unemployment […]
  • Wearable Technology in the Workplace

    Tresha Moreland
    9 Nov 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Wearable technology has come a long way since the lovable spy Maxwell Smart used the phone shoe, in the ‘60’s show, Get Smart. While  we are just learning how to leverage technologies such as smart phones and tablets, wearable technology has started to enter into the workplace. The concept of wearable technology has not necessarily […]
 
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  • 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.      
  • The Hard Thing about Hard Choices

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Criminal history interview questions got you down?

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

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

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

    Don Georgevich
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:12 pm
    On your next interview, they are going to ask you about your past accomplishments. They will want to know how your efforts in your last job benefited the company you worked for. This is a great opportunity for you to brag about yourself but at the same time you don’t want to overdo it. I […]
  • Job interviews got you bummed out? This won’t help…

    Don Georgevich
    13 Oct 2014 | 9:41 am
    Today’s topic is just to help you feel better if you’ve ever had an interview and didn’t get the job. We all work hard in preparing for a job interview. We research the company, we practice answering interview questions, we tweak our resume, etc. The list of things we do is endless. And after all […]
 
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    jobs, employment in USA - Careerjet

  • UberX Driving Partner (Full-Time)

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    Uber - Madison, WI - Who we are: Drive with Uber and make money while transporting people get around town in your own car. Uber is a smartphone app that connects drivers with riders with the tap of a button. You can earn anywhere from $20-35/hour in fares, and $1200+/week - more than any ridesharin...
  • Experienced Physical Therapist Needed in Gig Harbor, WA

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    JACKSON - Gig Harbor, WA - Looking for an upbeat, fun, friendly, honest, therapist to work in our skilled nursing facility. Must be flexible, a team player, and someone who puts patients needs first. Have a fun time while working hard and enjoy full benefits starting your first day....
  • Office Manager

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    Starcare Inc - Nashville, TN - Prospective employee will be responsible for the day to day administrative operations of the company and all other office duties. A College degree or years of experience is required....
  • Host/Hostess

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar - Bakersfield, CA - Now Hiring Host/Hostesses What do you seek in your career path? An opportunity for growth? A chance to succeed? A fun, exciting social environment? Blending all of these together is the difference between a good job and a great career. At Applebee's You'll discover a balance betw...
  • Sign Language Interpreter Spec I

    28 Nov 2014 | 2:40 am
    Los Angeles Community College District - Los Angeles, CA - Interprets educational and general information exchanged in an educational setting by using manual and oral methods of communication for the deaf and hard of hearing. Minimum Qualifications for Admittance to Exam EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: A. Graduation from high school or its equ...
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    Movin' On Up

  • Give Thanks: The Importance of Following Up

    admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:02 am
    The big job interview you’ve been stressing over and preparing for is done, and now you can breathe a sigh of relief. However, if you think your part in the interview process is done and you’re just waiting to hear back, you’re missing out on a great opportunity to shine. As Thanksgiving approaches, it’s important to think about how you can show gratitude in all areas of your life. For example, giving thanks after an interview could be the deciding factor in a job offer. According to some studies, only 10% of job candidates follow up after a job interview with a thank-you letter.
  • State of the Job Seeker Today

    hkoontz
    24 Nov 2014 | 9:18 am
    Unless you earned a degree in economics, the news reports on how the job market is shaping up can be confusing and frustrating. But if you’re on the hunt for a job, it’s important to understand the current issues surrounding unemployment, hiring, and pay. Here’s a little help looking at the big picture and what it means to you. Unemployment Situation According to a recent article in Forbes magazine that took an in-depth look into the unemployment numbers from last month, there has been some slight improvement.  The “official October jobless rate fell to 5.8%,” and even the…
  • Tips for Staying Safe This Holiday Season

    admin
    21 Nov 2014 | 11:44 am
    During the holiday season, many retailers will see a sharp increase in staff, stock, and customers. And while the spike in store traffic is great for job seekers and business alike, it also means an increase in hazards and risks on the job. To help keep yourself, your co-workers, and the customers safe during busy holiday shopping days, check out these tips! Know the risks. Some of the risks associated with the holiday shopping season are ones that exist in the workplace every day, regardless of the time of year. Such risks include ergonomic issues that lead to numbness and pain, like carpel…
  • Are Benefits Keeping Workers Unemployed?

    admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:19 pm
    America’s unemployment rate has been too high for too long, even as the economy continues to recover. A new white paper from Express Employment Professionals explores the connection between benefit programs and their impact on employment. “Getting people back to work should be our number one goal in America,” said Bob Funk, CEO of Express. “When there are concerns about whether our social programs are keeping people from working, then we have to ask some serious questions.” Moral Hazard Trap According to the Social Security Administration, in less than a decade,…
  • De-Stress Before Your Job Interview

    admin
    17 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Job interviews can be a little nerve racking. Will the interviewer like me? What if I say something that sounds stupid? What if I don’t know how to answer a question? To help you gain your interview confidence, take a deep breath and follow these seven tips for conquering your fears and de-stress before your job interview. 1. Get your portfolio together. Don’t scramble to put this together the night before. No one knows your work better than you, so be your biggest advocate on interview day and have a stellar portfolio. While getting your portfolio ready, showcase your best projects. And,…
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    CareerFuel » Blog

  • 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…
  • You Have to Believe in Second Chances

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

  • Staying Grateful During Your Job Search

    Nicole Cavazos
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:56 am
    During a frustrating and protracted job search, it can be very difficult to maintain a positive attitude. But remembering the things in life that you’re grateful for can be the very thing that keeps you sane. The post Staying Grateful During Your Job Search appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • What Are the Key Traits of Top Employees?

    Matt Krumrie
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:35 am
    If you're hiring, do you know what the key traits of the best employees are? Find out what HR pros look for in a candidate, and how they make the right hire. The post What Are the Key Traits of Top Employees? appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • When Should You Hire Temporary Employees?

    Matt Krumrie
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:02 pm
    No small business owner can do it alone. So when should small business owners turn to temporary employees when they face hiring challenges? The post When Should You Hire Temporary Employees? appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • These Cover Letter Tips Will Get You Noticed

    Nicole Cavazos
    20 Nov 2014 | 10:23 am
    You want your cover letter to grab a hiring manager's eye and make them excited to read your resume, not put them to sleep before they get even get to it. The post These Cover Letter Tips Will Get You Noticed appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • How to Make Your Resume Search Friendly

    Nicole Cavazos
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:11 am
    Wondering how to optimize your resume so that it ranks high in search results and on employers’ Applicant Tracking Systems? Here are some tips. The post How to Make Your Resume Search Friendly appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
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  • Healthy IT Economy Means Businesses Are Spending and Hiring Again

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

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

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

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

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

  • How to Use Your Interview to Check Out the Company’s Culture

    Mark Feffer
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    When talking to a prospective employer, youíre obviously thinking about how the jobís pay and benefits align with your skills and experience. But at the same time, you should be considering how well youíll fit into the companyís culture. After all, youíre going to spend an awful lot of time at work, and whether the […]
  • Confessions of the Recruitment Industry [INFORGRAPHIC]

    Blake McCammon
    21 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Learn how the top secret confessions of the recruitment industry. Top Highlights: 1st application is received 200 seconds after job is posted 88% of resumes are rejected that have a […]
  • Where The Jobs Are & Where The Candidates Are [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Blake McCammon
    14 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Do you know where your candidates are? Beyond.com gives us an interesting inforgraphic that might help you narrow down your next search! Related PostsBest & Worst Jobs for Wage Growth […]
  • The Year in the Life of a Recruiter [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Blake McCammon
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! I thought this inforgraphic was pretty fun. As a recruiter what do you agree with this? Related PostsRecruiters Spend 54 Days A Year on the Phone [Infographic]The Age of Social […]
  • The Growing Value of Employer Brands [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Blake McCammon
    31 Oct 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Join our webinar on 11/12/14 at 12 PM CST about how to create an awesome employer brand. Click here to register.  Employer branding not only helps your recruitment efforts, but it also […]
 
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    Career Musings

  • New Book: Tell Stories, Get Hired

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

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

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

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

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

  • One of my students landed a full month’s salary worth of consulting work (while caring for twins)

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

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

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

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

    Greg Miliates
    30 Oct 2014 | 8:28 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. Last week, I did one of the things I love doing: I did a presentation for my daughter’s 5th grade class. Now, I’ve done lots of these before, for both my kids. Over the years, I’ve led their classes on a bunch of 1/2-day outdoor field trips, where we traipse around a big canyon near the school, learning about nature, ecology, and seeing rabbits, hawks, bugs, flowers, and having a blast. Last week was a bit different, since it was a (mostly) indoor activity focused on atoms, matter, and…
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  • China scraps Aussie coal tariffs after just two weeks

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

    11 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A planned natural gas pipeline to supply the east from the Northern Territories has been granted 'major project' status, effectively giving it the go-ahead.
  • AMMA addresses mental health of FIFO workers

    10 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    The AMMA has issued a report investigating the mental health of fly-in-fly-out workers in the Australian mining industry. The broadly positive inquiry has been criticised by some in the industry.
  • US oil firm Apache claims to find Australia’s largest oil discovery

    28 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    A discovery by US oil company Apache could be the biggest oil find in Australia.
  • The deregulation of the Australian energy industry

    26 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Australia plans to dramatically deregulate its energy industry Deregulation would mean that consumers will become free to choose their electricity and gas retailer, and be able to deal with the one retailer for both electricity and gas services. Most importantly, consumers will have the option to shop around and potentially choose better quality rates for their electricity and gas.
 
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  • Unemployed Around The Holidays? How To Deal With Family Concerns

    Claire Topalian
    25 Nov 2014 | 6:10 am
    Between family gatherings, gift-giving, cooking for larger groups, traveling, and winding down the year, the holidays are typically a stressful time for most families. The added stress of finding oneself in “job-limbo” or dealing with the recent loss of a job can be especially overwhelming during the holiday season. Inevitably, you will field numerous questions from family and friends about your current job (or lack thereof), the expenses associated with the holidays can become more difficult to bear, and you may find it difficult to enjoy any of the celebrations while…
  • Top 10 Marketing Conferences in 2015

    Adecco
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    2015 is almost here, and that means it’s time to start planning your conference schedule for the coming year. There are some real stand-out marketing conferences coming up in 2015, and they can be a great way to improve your knowledge and understanding of various marketing strategies and topics, as well as network with people from your industry and others. Below are ten of the top marketing conferences coming up this year. Book early to take advantage of early bird discounts! Social Media Strategies Summit (@SMS_summit) February 10-12, 2015 (Las Vegas); April 28-30, 2015 (Chicago);…
  • Webinar Wrap-Up: Your Questions Answered

    Adecco
    21 Nov 2014 | 5:09 am
    Our last webinar highlighted the importance of Using Corporate Responsibility as a Recruiting and Retention Tool. As with many great webinars, the presentation was followed by thought provoking questions from participants. It seems that our panelists never have enough time to address every inquiry during the live webinar. Rather than let the discourse fade, our panelists selected eight questions they couldn’t leave unanswered. Questions include: What is the relationship between CSR and Employee Value Proposition? How would you recommend encouraging a CSR strategy buy-in from company…
  • 5 Hiring Tips for Warp-Speed Recruitment

    Jon Phillips
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Recruiting techniques and best practices are always changing, and with each new generation the workforce evolves and so should hiring techniques. Recent graduates and job seekers now expect more from their future employers than ever before. Gone are the days of plain old job boards littered with simple and often deceptive job descriptions. Finding highly skilled candidates isn’t more difficult, if you know how. Our latest infographic highlights 5 of the most technologically advanced hiring techniques to boost your recruitment strategy. Click here to view the infographic on our website.
  • The Do’s & Don’ts of Professional References

    Jon Phillips
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Receiving a solid letter of recommendation or reference from a supervisor, teacher or one of your peers can go a long way when you eventually start looking for a new position or job. References should always be from verifiable sources as well as convey a positive and favorable image of your personality, achievements, and skills. Merely asking for a reference is not enough, yet it is a mistake many job seekers make. References and letters of recommendation should always be thoroughly documented and include the name of your contact and their preferred method of communication. Let’s have a…
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  • 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…
  • You Have to Believe in Second Chances

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

  • The Ultimate Guide to Acing Video Interviews

    Pamela Skillings
    14 Nov 2014 | 8:53 am
    I’ve got some good news and some bad news. The good news is that most candidates (i.e. your competitors) are terrible at video interviews. The bad news is that you’re likely in the same boat — but not for long. Alex Andrei & Pamela Skillings bring you an in-depth guide for preparing for your next video interview. The ability to shine in a video interview requires some skills and savvy beyond basic job interview best practices. And now that more and more companies are using video interviews at some stage in the hiring process (60% or more, depending on which survey you read), you…
  • Thank You, Veterans — Our Gift to You

    Pamela Skillings
    11 Nov 2014 | 8:40 am
    Today is Veterans Day, a day to pause and show our gratitude to all of the veterans who have served the U.S. For the third year in a row, we are saying thank you by offering free Big Interview memberships to all veterans seeking new job opportunities. While the job market is improving (more of our clients seem to be landing new jobs every month), it’s still competitive out there. Returning veterans have to deal with all of the hassles of the job search plus the challenge of making the transition from military to civilian life. This means re-evaluating career goals, identifying…
  • The Top 50 Best Job Search Sites You Need to Know About

    Pamela Skillings
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:39 am
    You already know that Big Interview has you covered when it comes to learning how to ace your job interviews. But what if you’re having trouble actually finding great opportunities and landing those interviews? We asked Elizabeth Magill to evaluate all of the job search sites out there to determine which ones can really help you. Follow this guide to expand your job search and uncover a wealth of new job leads (and tools to get you noticed when applying). Don’t you wish there was an easier way to land your dream job? From crafting the perfect cover letter and resume, to finding…
  • The Job-Seeker’s Guide to Company Research

    Pamela Skillings
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:01 am
    How can you get an edge over the millions of other job seekers out there? Research. Research can help you uncover hidden job opportunities and greatly improve your odds of acing the interview and landing the job. The key is to understand how to conduct company research and how to use the information that you find. Elizabeth Magill brings you a detailed research guide to help you find the right position for you. There are many good reasons why it’s worth doing your due diligence in the company research department. Here are just a few of them: #1) Research can help you find the right…
  • The Right Way to Answer Residency Interview Questions

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

  • What to Expect and How to Prep for First Interviews

    Julia Weeks
    25 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Being selected for the first round of interviews can be exciting and scary at the same time.  This is your first impression on the hiring manager or recruiter and even though it is typically over the phone, if you want a chance at the job you need to cross your t’s and dot your i’s. While you’re thinking about the type of questions you may be asked and doing your research on the company, have you thought about how first interviews may have changed over the years?  The Interviews We Know If you’re like most job seekers, your initial thoughts on the first interview are based on the…
  • The Things Hiring Managers Wish You Knew

    Lauren Levine
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    While hunting for a job can be daunting, it’s important to understand that the person on the other side of the interview, the hiring manager, isn’t out to intimidate candidates. In fact, quite the opposite is true. Their goal is to find someone who fits the position perfectly, and who will make a welcome addition to their company. With that said, here are a few things that hiring managers wish job seekers knew: It’s not all about your resume Yes, your past experience and successes are important. But they aren’t everything. If you have a great work ethic and a willingness to learn,…
  • Resumes: The Past, Present, and Future

    Julia Weeks
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    As a job seeker, it’s important that you stay up to date on the latest and greatest trends when it comes to your resume or portfolio.  Take a look at your resume and how it has evolved over the years. Resumes of the Past Back in the day, resumes were typed in Times New Roman or similar fonts and paragraphed formatted, all printed out on special resume paper.  You know the paper I’m talking about – the cream-colored, textured card stock that you had to go to Staples to purchase in the decorative and professional looking box.  At the bottom of everyone’s resume, it was…
  • How to Keep Your Job Search Discreet

    Lauren Levine
    17 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Ideally you want to conduct a job search while you’re still employed in order to make the transition easier and to prevent down time. However, doing so recklessly puts you in a precarious position, particularly if you’re making it easy for your current employer to discover what you’re up to. Use these strategies in order to keep your search discreet: Never do anything on company time Besides possible legal complications, it’s also unethical to conduct your job search when you’re technically on the clock for your current employer. This means no resume updating, interviewing, or job…
  • 4 Reasons a Career in Recruiting Could Be Right for You

    Julia Weeks
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:00 am
    Throughout my recruiting career, there have been many people who have told me they would love to break into recruiting.  Honestly, recruiting is an easy business to get into, but it quite often ends up being something completely different than the rookie recruiter expected, making it difficult for many rookies to stay and develop a career in the industry. There are several traits that one must have in order to be successful in recruiting.  Having each of these traits does not guarantee you recruiting success, but it can help you to decide if you believe it to be the right career path for…
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    The Prepary

  • What’s the deal with job searching in December?

    Jaime Petkanics
    25 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    With December just around the corner, I thought today would be a good time to talk about a really common question: What’s the deal with job searching in December? Is hiring even happening? It is a waste of time to apply? I won’t say that December is 100% a good or bad time to look for a job, because the answer is that it’s both. Here are the pros and cons of searching in December and what’s really going on with recruiting teams during this time. December can be a good month to search for a job because… Seasonal hiring – Many industries are actually…
  • Holiday gift ideas for your boss and coworkers

    Jaime Petkanics
    20 Nov 2014 | 1:10 pm
    The holidays at work are a pretty fun time of the year. There is usually less work, more dinners/parties, and of course gift giving and receiving. While it’s not necessary to exchange gifts at work, I find that it’s pretty common for managers to give gifts to their direct reports… and also for close coworkers to exchange. With close friends and family members, you probably know the person well enough to have good ideas about what they would like. Since work relationships don’t always get super personal, it can be tougher to choose appropriate gifts. So what should you…
  • When should I send a thank you note after an interview

    Jaime Petkanics
    17 Nov 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Q&A Monday again! Today’s post will be short and sweet, but I had 2 clients ask me this question last week so I assumed others might be wondering as well. Q: When should I send a thank you note after an interview? A: Within 24 hours of the interview Why? Well, the primary purpose of a thank you note is to actually show someone gratitude for the time they took to speak with you. The more prompt you can be, the better so send the thank you (by email) as soon as you can. Of course, when you’re interviewing in the middle of your workday, you probably will have to wait until that…
  • Life Outside of Work: A review of ClassPass

    Jaime Petkanics
    12 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    The workweek isn’t just about work. In fact, I think most of us are much happier during the week if we have time to do a variety of other things that are important to us. Some days for me, it’s a glass of wine or dinner with friends. Other days, it’s fitting in a workout… but if I’m waking up early or working out after a 10+ hour day, it better be somewhat fun. Running on a treadmill at the gym was never exciting enough for me. So I’m really happy that I recently discovered ClassPass. Long story short, for $99 a month, you get to take unlimited classes…
  • How to prepare for an informational interview

    Jaime Petkanics
    10 Nov 2014 | 2:55 pm
    It’s Q&A Monday (keep those questions coming!) and I have a really great one today from Helena in Florida. Hi Jaime! I’m a senior at FSU and will be in NYC touring advertising agencies & attending Advertising Women of New York conference in two weeks. I’m also scheduling personal informational interviews with other agencies since I will be graduating in May 2015. I was wondering if you have any specific questions you think I should ask during these informationals? Since there’s no specific job I’m applying for and it’s just proactive, I’m…
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    J Patrick + Associates Blog

  • Healthy IT Economy Means Businesses Are Spending and Hiring Again

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

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

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

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

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

    Skillcrush
    26 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    By Kelli Orrela You’ve probably heard it a million times by now – “You should learn to code.” You know that we’re in the digital age and that almost every job nowadays involves some kind of tech. But you’re still wondering why actually learning HTML and CSS or even JavaScript or Ruby would be useful for you. The answer’s simple — Money, money, money! That is, you can earn more, more, more with even just a bit of programming. But what’s that you say? Don’t want to become a full-fledged programmer or developer? That’s fine. I mean, those are great jobs, but…
  • Why Millennials Will Forever Change The Workforce

    Rose Ernst
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    With Baby Boomers starting to retire in droves and insufficient numbers of Generation X to take their places (a few of them are retiring as well), millennials are rapidly becoming a necessary part of every company’s workforce plan. By the year 2020 millennials will be half of America’s workforce. While Gen-Y is more than willing to jump into the shoes of their superiors – in high growth companies, 31 percent of leaders are already millennials – many recruiters are concerned, not only about whether or not this new group is truly qualified, but also about how much “trouble” they…
  • 6 Tips to Empower Employees and Build a Strong Team

    Alexandra Coppadge
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    A leader is only as good as the team that surrounds them. Building up your staff so they can become successful contributors to the growth of the organization, is as equally important as your own performance in the workplace. Typically, newly promoted team leaders won’t have the option of making new hires or even expanding the existing team. They have to work with the talent they’re given. This makes the team’s development that more critical. However, if it were easy to empower employees, everyone would do it. These 6 tips will help your team willing step up and happily help move the…
  • Why You Need to Keep Learning (and How to Do It)

    Kate Wilson
    20 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Remember how relieved you felt after graduating from college? That degree freed you from mind-numbing study sessions, maddening thesis papers and seemingly endless tests. You were able to focus on your career without worrying about grades or about going home to a mountain of homework every night. It was such a freeing feeling. One of the biggest myths surrounding higher education, however, is that the pursuit of knowledge is over once you have that degree in hand. If you don’t put an emphasis on learning, you’ll definitely be missing out, both in your career and in your life. Here are…
  • 50 Tools You Need To Get Your Freelance Business Started

    Skillcrush
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    By Meredith Lepore Going freelance can be one of the most rewarding career changes you will ever make. And clearly, people have heard about this little secret: one in three Americans (roughly 42 million) are considered to be freelance, and freelancers will make up half the workforce by 2020. Working for yourself is no trend. Working for your self, being your own boss. It sounds amazing. And it is. But all the freedom you gain by becoming freelancing comes with a side of responsibility. As a freelancer, you are literally playing every role in your business in addition to doing the work that…
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    Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs

  • Female Ex-offender wants a Job and to Help

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

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

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

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

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

  • How To Increase Hiring Efficiency With Social Recruiting [Dice Webinar]

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

    Amplify Talent
    3 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    You don’t need to be a Fortune 500 company, or the latest start-up, to have a winning and engaging talent brand. These SMB recruiting leaders share the talent brand and content tips that have worked well for them.
  • Glassdoor Employer Branding Summit Keynote: Re-Imaging Recruiting [Video]

    Amplify Talent
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:35 am
    Sharing some thoughts on what recruiting might look like if we built it from the ground up at September's inaugural Glassdoor Employer Branding Summit.
  • Introducing: Amplify Talent VIP Newsletter

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

    Amplify Talent
    15 Sep 2014 | 5:55 am
    Talent is more fluid than ever. The average tenure is shrinking. Candidates don’t want to rely upon boilerplate JD’s to give them a sense of whether they should explore your jobs. They want to know about things like specific deliverables, success measures, growth plans, and perks. They want to know what their desk might look like, what tools they might use, and what their colleagues are like.
 
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  • Why you aren’t getting the job you want – The 8 most common executive CV questions answered

    Michael O'Keeffe
    25 Nov 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Your Curriculum Vitae is arguably one of the most important pieces of the puzzle when it comes to your executive job hunt. However, as is usually the case, the most important is the most difficult. With so many opinions out there it can be hard to understand what is important and what is not. One of our executive CV developers Jenny MacKay took the time to answer 8 of the most frequently asked questions about an executive CV to help you understand where you may be going wrong. 1. What makes a good CV? A good CV is a CV that is targeted to the role you are applying for. So make sure you are…
  • 6 Questions to Ask at an Interview to Land Your Dream Job (Part 2)

    Michael O'Keeffe
    23 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    Asking questions during an interview is just as important as answering them. It can prove the difference between yourself and a competing candidate for that sole job. Last week we went through the first three questions to ask the interviewer and why. In this week’s post, business psychologist and accredited executive coach Kae Prendergast covers the final three questions of this 2-part series and adds some closing remarks on what not to ask, including when the right time is to ask about compensation. 4. What would you say are the most important aspects of your culture? What type of…
  • Too Busy for Social Media? 30 Minutes a Day is All You Need

    Michael O'Keeffe
    18 Nov 2014 | 10:03 am
    We all know social media has become an important asset for senior executives ongoing career management and job hunt. However the only downside is it is time consuming. Here is a 30-minute-a-day plan to maximise your outreach whilst minimising the time spent as an executive; and due to the fact we only have 30 minutes, we will be concentrating our efforts on two platforms, LinkedIn and Twitter. NB: This plan is assuming all you profiles have been set up and optimised fully. If you need help optimising your accounts, click here. Click to download: Social Media Weekly Planner LINKEDIN LinkedIn…
  • 6 Questions to Ask at an Interview to Land Your Dream Job (Part 1)

    Michael O'Keeffe
    16 Nov 2014 | 4:23 pm
    Asking questions during an interview is just as important as answering them. It can prove the difference between yourself and a competing candidate for that sole job. In this weeks blog post, executive coach and business psychologist, Kae Prendergast has come up with 3 of the best questions to ask and why during an interview scenario to help you land that dream job. (plus 3 more next week!) Here are her first three suggestions: 1. If I were to start tomorrow what would be the top priority on my to do list? The reason this is important is because it gives the prospective employer an insight…
  • Digital Job Hunt 101: 5 Steps to Organise Recruiters on Linkedin

    Hiten Kamari Popat
    6 Nov 2014 | 7:38 am
    Organisational skills are important. So, why be overwhelmed with Linkedin? Not knowing who you’ve contacted or when can be frustrating, but by following these 5 simple steps you can organise your contacts and assure you never miss out on an opportunity within your network! Step 1 Login to Linkedin and click onto the Connections tab: (You will be presented with three more selections in the dropdown box when you mouse-over, but simply click onto Connections.) Step 2 Now you’re on the ‘Connections’ page you will notice two tabs: ‘Sort by’ and ‘Filter by’. In the ‘Sort’ tab…
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  • Essential Steps for Building Your Job Search Network

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

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

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

    Susan P. Joyce
    27 Oct 2014 | 4:10 pm
    Like it or not, conducting a successful job search is very similar to making a sale — the salesperson (a.k.a., the  job seeker) convinces the customer (a.k.a., the hiring manager) to make a purchase (hire the job seeker). Any successful salesperson will tell you that the secret to making the sale is to put yourself “in the […] The post Close the Sale for a Successful Job Search by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • Protect Your Birthday to Protect Your Identity

    Susan P. Joyce
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:56 am
    I’m very annoyed with Facebook, LinkedIn, and any other social network or website that collects your birth date from you, and then makes it public associated with your name. And, the reason I’m annoyed has nothing to do with age discrimination. I’m annoyed because publishing birthdays makes everyone more vulnerable to identity fraud. To be […] The post Protect Your Birthday to Protect Your Identity by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
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  • Black And White Cat Names For Boys And Girls

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    23 Nov 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Black And White Cat Names For Boys And Girls   The names that are associated with pet cats are generally given to them depending on their nature or characteristics and here is a list of such names: The name “Tigger” is a fun filled name for the cat and is one of the cat names for boys i.e. male cats. The name seems to have been originated in England and the cats with such names are all generally very cute, full of energy and are playful. Cats with the name “Princess” are quite smaller in size and are very charismatic. This is one of the cat names for girlsi.e. female cats and it…
 
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  • Surprising Things That Could Ruin Your Interview

    briana
    25 Nov 2014 | 11:58 am
    No matter how prepared you are, or how many questions you’ve practised, or your great list of questions to ask, there are some major faux pas that could completely damage your impression with the recruiter. In order to put the best foot forward, avoid doing the following: Showing up really really early Showing up 10 minutes […]
  • NEW: Post to More Job Boards with One Click

    briana
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:43 am
    The latest update from HireGround add two more job boards to our list of sites we can post your jobs to: Glassdoor.com and Eluta.ca. Gain better visibility for your jobs without doing any more work. Edits made in our StartDate Applicant Tracking system will be reflected across all job boards, and you have control over […]
  • 5 Steps to a Better Online Job Search

    briana
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Here we offer a few useful tips that focus on the online job search and what you can do to improve your chances of finding a job, being referred to jobs and keeping that job hunt stress down.  1. Use LinkedIn This is the largest online professional network in the world and it can be […]
  • Job Title Advice for a Resume

    briana
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:58 am
    The job title you put on your resume can give a lot more information than what you might have thought. For something that at first seems very simple, there is a lot of meaning, and potential for a lot of resume mistakes. We’ll start with explaining what the real purpose of a job title is. […]
  • Survey Busts Recruiting Software Myths

    briana
    3 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Recruiting software is still very much misunderstood. For every company that uses software in their hiring process, we come across those who have never even heard the term ‘applicant tracking’. Until this technology is more widespread, there remain some misconceptions: “it’s too expensive,” “I won’t have ownership of my data,” “it’s really difficult to learn” […]
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  • Answers to Tricky Resume Questions Every Jobseeker Should Know

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:14 pm
    When writing a resume, it is vital to create one that will stand out among the rest. Most people have loads of questions about what to include in their resumes. To help you out, here are some commonly asked questions that can guide you in how to put your resume together to boost your chances of becoming employed: How can I fill up my resume as a recent college graduate with things employers really care about? Since you’ve recently got out of college, start with the basics. Include your standard information such as name, contact information, education, work, internships, associations and…
  • 6 Ways to Find a Job You Love More

    27 Nov 2014 | 4:14 am
    Feeling unhappy or frustrated at work is normal. However, it could be time to re-evaluate.(Being unhappy over the long-term isn’t going to help you be more productive.)   If you’ve been feeling down and below par at work for months, you should consider taking action in order to get rid of the negativity. Perhaps it’s time for you to change your routine or even look for a different job, if all else fails. Sometimes, it all boils down to your perspective. Here are six ways to avoid hating your job: Determine what to change. If you’re not happy, there’s a reason behind it. Is it…
  • Interview Question: What motivates you to do a good job?

    25 Nov 2014 | 8:39 pm
    When you hear this question, the interviewer really wants to know if he or she can do something to help motivate you while doing your job. Since they can’t ask directly, hiring managers prefer to analyze potential candidates with open-ended questions like this. Since there are a lot of things that can motivate you, you have to carefully pick which factors you’d like to mention. You can choose from these elements to help: Factors that will reflect positively on you as an individual Something that will benefit your prospective employer A motivation that will not burden your employer or…
  • Acing Interview Prep in 6 Easy Steps

    25 Nov 2014 | 2:13 am
    Preparing for an interview is a must if you don’t want to commit rookie mistakes the moment you enter the room.   Once you get a call, feel free to ask questions in order to help you get betterprepared. Here are a few questions you may want to ask: Can you tell me with whom I’ll speak? Will it be a panel interview, one-to-one or a small group discussion? How long will the interview take? What information should I bring to make the interview more productive? Now that you have all the basic info, you can use that data while you prepare. Below are some tips to help you out: Research the…
  • 5 Interview Mistakes to Avoid

    23 Nov 2014 | 9:20 pm
    When you’re on the career path, it is best not to commit amateur mistakes, especially if you want to get employed quickly. If you’re reading this article, you’re either up for an interview or you’ve just started looking for a new job. This article will help you avoid committing a rookie error during the interview.   Here are five interview mistakes to avoid once you’re at the interview stage: Having too much or too little confidence. When thrown a curveball, it can be easy to freak out and get anxious. To avoid this, always be alert for surprises and stay sharp during the…
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  • How Much Does A Manicurist Make?

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    27 Nov 2014 | 11:42 am
    Manicurists focus on cleaning, polishing and trimming nails. They work in nail salons, beauty salons and spas. A career as a manicurist doesn’t provide lucrative pay but with training, experience and the entrepreneurial drive, manicurists have the opportunity to open [...]
  • How Do I Become A Cost Accountant?

    Chelsea Lawler
    27 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    Cost accountants record costing operations, prepare budgets, evaluate management costing, and assets of a company. Cost accountants typically work with a financial team to plan financial, costing, and budgetary strategies for their client. Preparing financial plans, strategies, and reports are [...]
  • How Much Does Educational Psychology School Cost?

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    27 Nov 2014 | 10:24 am
    If you want to become an educational psychologist, you will need to be financially prepared for it. It will take approximately nine to ten years after you graduate from high school before you can enter this profession so the costs [...]
  • What Degree Do I Need To Become An Archaeologist?

    Chelsea Lawler
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:15 am
    In order to become an archaeologist, you will need to obtain a Master’s or PhD degree in archaeology. It is imperative you gain practical training experience during your fieldwork or internship. A Bachelor’s degree is acceptable if you wish to [...]
  • How Much Does An Internist Make?

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    27 Nov 2014 | 8:24 am
    Internists are medical doctors who help diagnose and cure patients suffering from diseases and injuries of the internal organs. Among the diseases they encounter include heart disease, diabetes, lung diseases, infections and cancer. They prescribe medications and recommend diet changes [...]
 
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  • Get Your Boss on Board with Your Career Development Plan

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

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

    Pamela Johnson
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:20 pm
    As a veteran, how often have you heard an employer say, “You don’t have the experience we are looking for in this position?” Or, “Have you worked in this industry for at least 3-5 years?” And, “Do you have a credential or certification to validate your skills?” It is all too often that a veteran is confronted with challenges of articulating and translating their knowledge, skills and abilities to the civilian job market. However, if you focus on what you acquired in the military and focus on core key attributes, you can make your experience work to your advantage. Educate…
  • Tips to Advance Your Career out of Long-term Unemployment

    Jonathan Miller
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    Nobody wants to be unemployed. Losing income for any period of time can be difficult to overcome, and the psychological and social effects present challenges of their own. But as anybody who’s ever been out of work can tell you, it gets harder and harder to find a job the longer you don’t have one, and it’s easy to feel like giving up. There are 3 million long-term unemployed people in the United States—that is, people who have been unemployed for 27 weeks or longer—but the good news is that 800,000 found jobs in the past year. There are ways back to a good job, and a new handbook…
  • Five Ways to Prepare for Your Annual Job Performance Review

    Jenni B. Baker
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    At many companies, employees are expected to participate in performance review at the end of every year. While you may be tempted to try and get through the process as quickly as possible, know that the process of reviewing your accomplishments and outlining goals for next year with your supervisor is extremely important if you’re looking to advance your career within the company. Although all employers will have their unique processes and forms for conducting annual reviews, the following five tips will help you enter the review period with confidence. Keep track of your activities…
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  • Start a gratitude journal.

    Anna Runyan
    27 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    It’s Thanksgiving! What a great day to be thankful for everything we have in our lives.  But, being thankful should not just be for today.  So today’s career tip is to start a gratitude journal. “Thank you is the bridge from where you are now to the life of your dreams. Your life will change by practicing gratitude and saying thank you.” –Rhonda Byrne, author of The Secret and Magic If you’re grateful for the job you have, even if its not your dream job, things will begin to change so you enjoy your job more and opportunities for you will suddenly appear. This is what…
  • Working Mom Breakthroughs

    Anna Runyan
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    I recently became a working mom and I have been documenting my tips to share with you all.  Here are some breakthroughs I have had in the last five months since my daughter was born: I can’t do it all. Delegate and get help. Baby steps! Just make one new habit per week. Don’t try to be back to normal in one day. Self-care is so important. Take care of yourself. Get outside everyday. Go for a walk. Prioritize your life. What’s not important get rid of it. Get out of the house first thing in the morning otherwise you will still be in pajamas when your husband gets home at…
  • Watch your credit score.

    Anna Runyan
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    After the financial crisis in 2008 precipitated large scale unemployment, employers began to use credit card scores to filter out the large number of people applying for limited positions. Unfortunately, what this means is that if you have a bad credit score, it can prevent you from climbing out of debt and getting back on your feet. In other words, a bad situation can get worse. It’s not uncommon for a company offering a job to screen applicant’s backgrounds. This screening process includes checking criminal history and credit history. Additionally, credit history may also be used to…
  • Eat a good breakfast.

    Anna Runyan
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:11 am
    According to reports from CBS News, if you work behind a desk and are gaining unwanted weight, your job could be the culprit! Surveys conducted by Careerbuilder concluded that out of 3,700 employees surveyed, more than 40% of them believed that their desk job was the reason they gained weight. Working behind the desk can put a lot of wear and tear on your body. Sitting for long periods of time decreases your muscles ability burn fat and slows blood circulation. While you can’t change the fact that your job requires you to be in one location for a long period of time, there are things you…
  • Do something daily.

    Anna Runyan
    21 Nov 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Today’s career tip: Do something daily towards your big goal. I firmly believe that once you start on the direction of your passion and if you do something daily on your way to your big goal, doors will start opening and totally amazing things start happening.
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  • Get Your Boss on Board with Your Career Development Plan

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

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

    Pamela Johnson
    14 Nov 2014 | 12:20 pm
    As a veteran, how often have you heard an employer say, “You don’t have the experience we are looking for in this position?” Or, “Have you worked in this industry for at least 3-5 years?” And, “Do you have a credential or certification to validate your skills?” It is all too often that a veteran is confronted with challenges of articulating and translating their knowledge, skills and abilities to the civilian job market. However, if you focus on what you acquired in the military and focus on core key attributes, you can make your experience work to your advantage. Educate…
  • Tips to Advance Your Career out of Long-term Unemployment

    Jonathan Miller
    5 Nov 2014 | 11:35 am
    Nobody wants to be unemployed. Losing income for any period of time can be difficult to overcome, and the psychological and social effects present challenges of their own. But as anybody who’s ever been out of work can tell you, it gets harder and harder to find a job the longer you don’t have one, and it’s easy to feel like giving up. There are 3 million long-term unemployed people in the United States—that is, people who have been unemployed for 27 weeks or longer—but the good news is that 800,000 found jobs in the past year. There are ways back to a good job, and a new handbook…
  • Five Ways to Prepare for Your Annual Job Performance Review

    Jenni B. Baker
    5 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    At many companies, employees are expected to participate in performance review at the end of every year. While you may be tempted to try and get through the process as quickly as possible, know that the process of reviewing your accomplishments and outlining goals for next year with your supervisor is extremely important if you’re looking to advance your career within the company. Although all employers will have their unique processes and forms for conducting annual reviews, the following five tips will help you enter the review period with confidence. Keep track of your activities…
 
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  • The Social Butterflies and the Influencers

    Jeannine
    27 Nov 2014 | 1:13 am
    We’ve been taught that being an indispensable employee means staying on top of our tasks, it means meeting deadlines, being punctual and always doing more than what we’re asked. But what if it didn’t mean all that? What if it came down to something that had no relation to our job? Baseball, football, coffee and lunch […]The post The Social Butterflies and the Influencers appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • A Culture Apart: Spain and Germany

    María Aragón
    24 Nov 2014 | 1:27 am
    If the cultural differences between a Spaniard and a Briton seem outrageous, then for a Spaniard, working with a German is like something from another planet, a parallel universe! If you don’t believe me, read on and you’ll see. Spaniards moving to the UK to find work has drastically increased in recent years, and with diverse […]The post A Culture Apart: Spain and Germany appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Christmas Decorations: Good Ideas and Not so Good Ideas

    María Aragón
    20 Nov 2014 | 2:26 am
    This Christmas, let your creative juices flow because here at JobisJob, we’ve found original and creative Christmas decoration ideas for your office! There are a whole lot of cool office decorations on the web and we’d love to share them with you. Remember, it’s the thought that counts, but be careful because some thoughts, we’ve found, […]The post Christmas Decorations: Good Ideas and Not so Good Ideas appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Decision-Making: The Story of the Pie Seller

    María Aragón
    18 Nov 2014 | 1:25 am
    Making decisions never comes easy because every decision we make has consequence. The most tempting thing to do is follow the crowd, but most of the time, following the crowd is the last thing you should do. Take the story of the pie seller who risked his business by following the advice of another. This man […]The post Decision-Making: The Story of the Pie Seller appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • How to Answer the 6 Most Annoying Interview Questions

    Lynn
    12 Nov 2014 | 1:55 am
    The following job interview questions bug almost every candidate yet recruiters love asking them! Many of these questions are so dull and tedious that candidates avoid them when practicing for their interview. But these are the questions that almost always make an appearance in the actual job interview and most applicants answer them spontaneously and […]The post How to Answer the 6 Most Annoying Interview Questions appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
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  • 10 Things I Learn't from Endurance Swimmer Lewis Pugh

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Florence Lewis
    15 Oct 2014 | 1:46 am
    Even though Halloween is not a national holiday, the scale it is celebrated on makes it feel like one. Unfortunately, all employees have to go to work on this day of trick-and-treat, so it makes sense to shed some of the usual office protocol and make your workplace a day of fun. While you can expect less work on this day, you may use the occasion to boost the spirit and motivation levels of your employees so that they feel happy working in your organization. So make sure you add an element of fun and horror to your workplace on Halloween! Tips For Celebrating Halloween at Workplace Encourage…
  • Funny Excuses People Use to Bunk Work [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Florence Lewis
    7 Oct 2014 | 9:32 pm
    We all have those days when we wake up and don’t feel like going to work at all. We feel like going out somewhere else, or just lying in bed or just staying indoors doing nothing. Sometimes, we can make a serious excuse which may not be real after all and take a day off. Or we can call in sick like a lot of us do. However, some of us go an extra mile to make sure our reasons for requesting a day off are as ‘sincere’ and ‘important’ as they can get, in the process making the funniest and the most ridiculous excuses you have ever heard of. 1.Moral Support & ‘Distant’ Relatives…
  • The Tough Interview Question: Why Did It Take You So Long to Find Employment?

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

  • There are no Holidays in the Entertainment Industry

    Brian Clapp
    25 Nov 2014 | 4:24 am
    Fact: There are no holidays in the entertainment industry. As the friends you grew up with share Facebook statuses celebrating their 5 days off from the grind, your work routine ramps up in intensity. More people home from work means a robust increase in watching TV, listening to the radio and going to concerts, just [...]
  • What it’s Like Working at a Popular Cable TV Network

    Brian Clapp
    23 Nov 2014 | 8:12 pm
    Quick – name the cable network that is in the most homes in America. CNN? ESPN? E!? Wrong wrong and wrong. Go on. Disney? MTV? Fox News? Still wrong. 87.5% of the people in America with cable TV in their home have The Weather Channel, making it the most reached cable network in America. So [...]
  • Career Advice That Will Set You Free

    Brian Clapp
    16 Nov 2014 | 3:48 pm
    Career advice can be complex or it can be simple and insightful. Often, the simple and insightful style of career advice is the most effective because it is easy for anyone to apply immediately. In this short video we have a simple, straight-forward piece of career advice that you can start using immediately. Enjoy! Entertainment [...]
  • Want a Job in Front of the Camera? You Have Two Choices…

    Brian Clapp
    11 Nov 2014 | 7:54 pm
    There are thousands of people that dream of working in front of the camera as a TV anchor, reporter, meteorologist, sportscaster – you name it – but it can be tough launching an on air career and progressing to a top market. In our estimation there is a good way to get your on camera [...]
  • Job Interview Mistakes That Can Really Hurt Your Chances – Part 5

    Brian Clapp
    9 Nov 2014 | 9:16 pm
    Our 5-part series on job interview mistakes that can really hurt your chances of being hired concludes with this short video explaining one last thing you should avoid no matter how tempting it is! Click here to watch part 1, part 2, part 3 and part 4. Job Interview Mistakes 5 Video Transcript for “Job Interview Mistakes That Can Really Hurt [...]
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    Dialysis Technician Central

  • Insight into the Risks Associated with Hemodialysis and Their Solutions

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

    Stephanie
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:05 am
    Being a dialysis technician is a great opportunity for many people as it allows people to help others in pain, and it also comes with a lot of benefits. The salary is good and your contribution in the lives of other people is one of the many reasons why it is becoming a very popular career choice for many people in today’s world.Many educators have now started introducing the technique of online learning in every field of work. The field of online learning has opened a completely new dimension for people who wish to gain knowledge in a particular subject. Just like most other things, online…
  • Steps to Help You Continue Your Dialysis Technician Education

    Stephanie
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:08 am
    A dialysis technician provides special care to people undergoing the dialysis procedure. A dialysis technician normally works under a registered doctor or a nurse, but they have a sufficient amount of knowledge and expertise to handle this treatment themselves as well. However, after you become a dialysis technician, it is essential that you continue your education in this field.Continuing your dialysis technician education is extremely important as it helps you in becoming a certified technician, expands your horizons, increases your knowledge of the subject, and makes you more efficient at…
  • The Duties of a Dialysis Technician

    Stephanie
    6 Nov 2014 | 8:00 am
    There are several roles that a dialysis technician must play. They have multiple roles that help dialysis patients whenever they receive dialysis treatment in any dialysis center. These people have fixed roles and responsibilities, which they need to carry out with great efficiency so that no patient comes under any kind of harm because of their own negligence.Some of the roles and responsibilities of a dialysis technician are as follows:The maintenance of dialysis equipmentThe repair of dialysis equipmentThe reprocessing of the dialyzerPrepping the patient for the dialysis treatment…
  • Are You Ready For a Change?

    Stephanie
    4 Nov 2014 | 12:05 am
    Most people want to make a change in their lives, but they find themselves at a standstill. They do not know how to make the change or how to sacrifice what they already have. Sometimes they are passionate about something, but they find it hard to give up what they have for something they want to do. The same is the case with wanting to become a dialysis technician. Many people who might be working elsewhere and doing other things might have the dream of trying to become a dialysis technician.The Big QuestionWhen you are thinking about making a great change in your life, or of switching…
 
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    Bank Exams Today

  • Collection from various Taxes in India

    28 Nov 2014 | 12:42 am
    One of the most common question asked in bank interviews is - Which is the major source of revenue to Indian Government ? Type of Tax Collection in 2013-14 (Rs Crores) Corporate Tax 322816 Income Tax 170342 Custom Duty 149327 Excise Duty 145607 Service Tax 97508 ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Computer Awareness Quiz– PO Level

    27 Nov 2014 | 11:13 pm
    Gearing up for the exams in the week-end? Here are 20 moderate-difficult level Computer Awareness Questions to test your preparation! Happy solving! 1. EPROM can be used for: (a) erasing the contents of ROM (b) reconstructing the contents of ROM (c) erasing and reconstructing the contents of ROM (d) duplicating the ROM (e) None of the above 2. Macros stored in the global macro sheet can be used : (a) in the current document only (b) in any document (c) can be used only with other macros of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • General Awareness Quiz for 28 November

    27 Nov 2014 | 10:59 pm
    General Awareness Quiz for today :- Questions1. In Forbes Most Powerful Women list 2014, Indira Nooyi, Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chanda Kocther and Kiran Majumdar were at 2. In Fortune-2014, Most Powerful Women in business is 3. Ginni Rometty is the Chairman and CEO of IBM whereas Mary Barra is the CEO of 4. The highest paid athletes as per Forbes is Floyd Mayweather whereas MS Dhoni is at 5. In Global Peace Index 2014, Iceland is at 1st, Denmark is at 2nd whereas India... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Current Affairs Update for 28 November

    27 Nov 2014 | 9:46 pm
    Current Affairs Update for today :- Deaths Tapan Raychaudhuri, the famous historian of modern India’s social and economic history, died on 26th November 2014. He was awarded with Watumull Prize by American Historical Association jointly with Irfan Habib and was also awarded with India’s 3rd highest civilian honour i.e. Padma Bhushan.  Politics Apprentices (Amendment) Bill, 2014 passed in Rajya Sabha on 27th November 2014. Earlier, the Bill was passed by Lok Sabha on 07th August... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Banking Awareness Preparation Series

    27 Nov 2014 | 1:43 am
    Banking Awareness section is a source of Easy Marks in IBPS exams. Many readers asked me to make a separate page dedicated to this section. From today on wards I will continue to share study material for Banking awraeness section. As always I will try to explain everything in simple language. TopicsFunctions of banksFinancial termsHeads of banksRBI - Working and Organizational structureRBI Tools (Very Important)Monetary Policy and Fiscal policyUnion... [[ 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

  • 7 Computer Programmer Resume Tips That Can Shorten Your Job Search

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

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

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

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

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

  • How I’m Working on My Relationship with Time

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

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

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

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

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

  • 15 Books To Help You With Your Leadership

    admin
    26 Nov 2014 | 9:12 am
    Every once in a while, it seems like my ideas for writing fresh content just run out. I simply just can’t think of anything original or anything you haven’t heard before. I gather a vast amount of information for my content from my life experiences in the working world and from podcasts, books and online articles. But it seems like everything has been written about. Although I’ve been in the working world since 1982 officially (high school job hacking weeds), I feel like there has to be something else out there that can help you in your life, career or business. Over the…
  • 4 Ways To Get Unstuck and Get Rolling In The Future

    admin
    24 Nov 2014 | 10:39 am
    Several winters ago, while driving from a transmission repair shop where I’d just gotten my car fixed, I veered just a little off of a slick road. The snow wasn’t particularly deep but the ice underneath prevented my tires from being able to get traction. I slid off the road into a small ditch. Didn’t seem like it would be that much of a challenge getting unstuck. I tried rocking the car back and forth. I tried driving the car as fast as I could. I tried driving the car slow. Nothing worked. I was stuck. Finally, I got out of the car and I asked my wife to drive while I…
  • Thanks To All You Veterans Who Make Our Lives Easier

    admin
    11 Nov 2014 | 10:44 am
    As a veteran, I can somewhat appreciate the sacrifices veterans and  their families make everyday. Although I did not go to go Iraq during my enlistment (May 1990-1994), I saw first hand the sacrifices my fellow comrades made. Many of friends served one and sometimes two tours of duty without complaining about the danger or if they agreed with the government’s policy on Iraq. It was their duty and they willingly served. Service members went overseas knowing the dangers but didn’t know if they would make it back. Family members had to live not knowing exactly where their spouses,…
  • Having Ninjas Around You Is The key To Making Big Decisions

    admin
    7 Nov 2014 | 5:38 am
      If you’ve been a leader long enough and if you’re honest with yourself, you know one thing for certain. You don’t know it all! Leaders have to make decisions about personnel, finance, accounting, marketing, information technology, security and the list goes on. A leader may be experienced in one or even a couple of these areas but he or she probably won’t be experienced in most of these areas. That’s why organizations hire the best qualified people for those positions so a leader don’t have to make all the decisions by him or herself. The same…
  • 3 Ways Leaders Can Minimize Their Fear of Making Big Decisions

    admin
    5 Nov 2014 | 5:22 am
    Leaders make decisions everyday within their perspective business or company. Ninety-nine percent of their decisions are made on autopilot. Should I order more office supplies? Should I return the call of particular salesperson? Should I email this particular person? What time should I schedule a particular meeting? They don’t even think about most of these decisions. In fact, leaders make these type of decisions so frequently,  it’s almost routine. These are easy decisions and are quickly made. Then there are the hard decisions. These are the decisions that make a leader earn…
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    Wolfgang Career Counseling & Resume Writing » Blog

  • Treat Career Opportunities Like the Stock Market

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

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

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

    Coach Wolfgang
    29 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Thanks to Monica Gomez for her guest blog. A brief bio is below. – Amy Most of us prefer to spend time with positive people rather than spend time with negative people. Happiness is contagious, and we feel better overall when surrounded by positive people. Even if you know that you prefer to be around positive people, you may not realize that being around those who are negative actually has a negative impact on your life. Here are six ways that being around negative people can hurt your performance at work. Increasing Your Burden If you’re one of the many people who prefer to be…
  • Carpet Cleaning and the Lost Phone Interview

    Coach Wolfgang
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:44 pm
    I have a guest blog to share… interesting story with a very practical set of recommendations. Enjoy! - Coach Wolfgang My phone interview begins in 3 minutes. I’ve done all my prep. My resume is in front of me. Job application, company website, questions I intend to ask… check, check, check! At 8:30 the Vice President of Sales is calling me on my home phone. I chose my home phone since it’s easier to have a conversation on a land line rather than a mobile phone line. It’s 8:34 am… I check my cordless phone handset – no missed calls, power on.
 
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    Careertopia

  • Does it Pay to be Pretty? Yes…Yes it Does. [Infographic]

    Guest Post
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:36 am
    Does it pay to be pretty? In today’s society it certainly seems so, those among us considered to be ‘attractive’ earn 10% more than unattractive workers, over the course of a lifetime this earning difference adds up to a whopping $230,000! Does weight have an impact on your earnings? Interestingly enough it might. Men earn… The post Does it Pay to be Pretty? Yes…Yes it Does. [Infographic] appeared first on Careertopia.
  • These Videos On Giving Will Help You Be A Better Person

    Bryce Christiansen
    20 Nov 2014 | 12:35 am
    Usually when Thanksgiving comes around I tend to focus on the first part of that word…the thanking. Sometimes my family does that cheesy tradition of making everyone share what they are thankful for this year. It always results in awkward pauses while people try to come up with something actually meaningful. But usually, it just… The post These Videos On Giving Will Help You Be A Better Person appeared first on Careertopia.
  • 4 Signs You’re Prepared for Your Next Job Interview

    Guest Post
    18 Nov 2014 | 7:46 am
    An interview is the most important aspect of the job search. If you have been applying for jobs and have continually failed to become employed, it could be because you have not nailed the interview. Now, if you put a little effort into the process, you will be able to completely change your chance of… The post 4 Signs You’re Prepared for Your Next Job Interview appeared first on Careertopia.
  • How to Choose a Field of Study That Will Always Have Jobs Available

    Guest Post
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    National unemployment in America recently dipped to below six percent for the first time in six years, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Yet finding a job is still a challenge, notably for the younger and older generation. Since a college degree is essentially an investment in your future, you’re probably wondering… The post How to Choose a Field of Study That Will Always Have Jobs Available appeared first on Careertopia.
  • Judge Judy’s Tips for Finding a Career You’ll Actually Love

    Bryce Christiansen
    10 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Judge Judy was never something I’d describe as must watch television. In fact, the only times I remember seeing the show, were on the quick lunch breaks I took while working as a teller at Bank of America.  It was pretty much the only thing on basic television around 1:00pm in the afternoon. So I… The post Judge Judy’s Tips for Finding a Career You’ll Actually Love appeared first on Careertopia.
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    Career Sidekick

  • A Career In Sales- Everything You Need to Know

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

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

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

    Biron
    25 Oct 2014 | 3:59 pm
    Ask yourself this question: what would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? Start a company? Become a writer? Photographer? Whatever you decide, how close is it to what you’re currently doing? And if it’s not even in the same ballpark, it’s time to ask yourself why. Fear of failure is a pretty common reason holding people back from attempting their dreams. Here’s the reality though- if you don’t attempt something, you’ll never ever reach your goal. This is 100% guaranteed. If you don’t pursue your dream job because you decide you’re…
  • How ANYONE Can Start Their Own Business Today

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

  • Why writing a good resume is important

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

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

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

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

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

  • Talent Shortage + Skills Gap = Job Seeker’s Market

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

    Amber Anderson
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    We came across this Job Seeker’s Bill of Rights and thought it presented relevant information clearly and concisely for anyone seeking work through a staffing agency. We have written many times in our blog about the critical role a staffing agency plays in a job search, and we continue to stand by those blogs.  If… The post A Job Seeker’s Rights When Working With a Staffing Agency appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • IT Contractor: Frequently Asked Questions for your Staffing Agency

    Amber Anderson
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    The post IT Contractor: Frequently Asked Questions for your Staffing Agency appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • Temp-to-Hire: A Strategy for Employers and Job Seekers

    Amber Anderson
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:30 am
    The post Temp-to-Hire: A Strategy for Employers and Job Seekers appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • Do You Respond to Job Ads and Job Postings?

    Amber Anderson
    24 Sep 2014 | 8:30 am
    The post Do You Respond to Job Ads and Job Postings? appeared first on The Vesume Group.
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    Tech-owl

  • Ways To Promote Your Blog Posts for Maximum Exposure

    Tech Owl
    18 Nov 2014 | 9:27 pm
    Composing a blog entry is fascinating however the crucial issue is getting focused on individuals to come and read your article. The majority of individuals commit errors by  simply distributed blog entries and never made a fuss over if other individuals are perusing old posts or not. However, in this article we are not managing retargeting old blog entries, yet how you can elevate new blog presents on get more presentation and activity. There are many free and paid ways to promote your blog posts . Here we will go through some of them: Publish Your Blog To All of Your Social Networks You…
  • Guidelines To Help You Find A Mentor For Your Career

    Tech Owl
    5 Nov 2014 | 9:29 pm
    Recently, I have been contemplating mentorship and the benefit of having somebody who’s paying special attention to you and supporting for your success. The right guide can change everything. Good mentors are best utilized to help someone on the fast track move forward or up in their career. So, if you have not effectively done so, ponder on selecting a mentor for your career. Your career success relies on upon it. At the point of selecting your mentor, some important things should be considered. Here are the few guidelines that will help you find a mentor for your career: 1. Select…
  • Tips to Work Smart, Not Hard

    Tech Owl
    28 Oct 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Everyone of us works hard in life – there is probably no doubt about it. We do hard work in our professions so that we can excel at work. We endeavor to keep up our connections. We work hard so that we can attain the best results in our life. After working hard for a broadened span of time, there comes a moment that we understand that there’s just so much we can do by working hard. Don’t get me wrong!! Hard work is essential. I am a firm supporter of hard work – I can be a remarkable workaholic. I can continue working non-stop to achieve something. Hard work is doubtlessly…
  • How To Achieve Search Engine Optimization For Your Blog

    Tech Owl
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Search engine optimization is a not a new concept. But not every one is familiar with this. What is Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? Search engine optimization is nothing but make your website/ article/ blog search engine  friendly. Which means, you are optimizing your web content so that it could easily be visible to the search engines. This way , whenever someone searches the topic, your article will appear in the search engine outputs. It is not very complicated as people often feel. With some focused efforts your page can gain higher rankings in search engines. There are many parameters…
  • Top Ten Blogging Niches for Beginners

    Shweta Sharma
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Niche blogging has turned into one of the most profitable business in the 21st century. When you narrow your bloggin niche to a specific topic more revenue could be generated. However, selecting a niche can be the most difficult task for a beginner. Following are the top 10 blogging niches that are always in demand: 1)      Health and Fitness: One of the most searched topics on the internet is health and fitness. These days people are very concerned about their health. More and more people are going online to find solutions about health related problems. You can provide information on…
 
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    Tourism Exposed

  • 3 Ways Being Thankful Improves Your Job Search

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

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    19 Nov 2014 | 4:57 pm
    How can you make yourself stand out and be valuable to travel, tourism and hospitality hiring managers and organizations you’re interested in working for? Travel, tourism and hospitality is a dynamic industry where it can sometimes feel as if change is the only constant. And in this industry, it can be overwhelming for you to... [Continue Reading]Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Industry News: How to Stay Up to Date and Take Ownership of Your Career by Using Online Resources was first posted on November 19, 2014 at 7:57 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • What to Say (And Not Say) in an Informational Interview

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:49 am
    As a travel, tourism and hospitality job seeker, it can be challenging to make yourself known to the right people, people who can help you gain exposure or visibility and break into the industry. One of the best ways to get access to these types of important people in the industry is to conduct informational... [Continue Reading]What to Say (And Not Say) in an Informational Interview was first posted on October 20, 2014 at 9:49 am.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • Don’t Get Used to Settling

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

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

  • Wild About Work on Pinterest!

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

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

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

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

    Curt
    23 Oct 2014 | 11:14 am
    Do you have a career change percolating? Want to make it as fluid and successful (and minimally painful and challenging) as possible? Then today’s post is for you! For thirteen plus years in my Passion Catalyst work, I have had front row seat on people’s career change efforts. Along the way,I have had a bazillion conversations with aspiring career changers, both my clients and others. In the process, I have gotten a good picture of how people get in the way of a successful career change. I would like to share a few of the big ones here. Taking a blind leap This is probably the…
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    Number Direct » Articles

  • The 12 Year Old Kid With The ‘Brailliant’ Idea

    Kathryn Kearns
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:06 am
    Lego - a timeless toy that puts no limit on your imagination, and for one young boy, the source of inspiration for his new invention that could change the lives of visually impaired people all over the world. The post The 12 Year Old Kid With The ‘Brailliant’ Idea appeared first on Number Direct.
  • The Best Christmas Movies On Netflix And Amazon Prime

    Dan
    25 Nov 2014 | 8:59 am
    With video-on-demand services on the rise this year, here are the best Christmas movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime Instant to watch this season. The post The Best Christmas Movies On Netflix And Amazon Prime appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Xmas Gift Ideas For Gadget Lovers

    Kathryn Kearns
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:20 am
    What do you buy the person who has everything? Well, if they like their tech gadgets, these items might be right up their street. No matter what your budget - this list has something for everyone. The post Xmas Gift Ideas For Gadget Lovers appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Competition: Win A Waterproof Case For Your iPhone

    Dan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:54 am
    Number Direct has an exciting opportunity for UK based Apple fanatics. We are giving away a free waterproof case for iPhone 4 or iPhone 5 worth £25. The post Competition: Win A Waterproof Case For Your iPhone appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Is Mobile Shopping A Gift Or A Threat For Retailers This Xmas?

    Dan
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:35 am
    More people are expected to be tablet and mobile shopping than ever before this Christmas, Is this a threat to high street stores, or is it an opportunity? The post Is Mobile Shopping A Gift Or A Threat For Retailers This Xmas? appeared first on Number Direct.
 
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    Media Jobs

  • Can you market yourself to a Marketing powerhouse, be an Account Executive for Epsilon?

    David Marini
    26 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    Can you be Epsilon’s new Account Executive? Epsilon is recognized by Ad Age as the #1 World CRM/Direct Marketing Network and #1 U.S. Agency from All Disciplines, Epsilon employs over 5,000 associates in 60 offices worldwide. They are a global leader in making connections between people and brands. Their technology enables connections between brands and customers, giving deep understanding and access to the target audience. Their insights and strategy allow you to step into the customers’ lives and for seeing things as the customer see them. They help brands use marketing data to…
  • Work towards making a better world, LanguageMate.com Product Manager needed.

    David Marini
    25 Nov 2014 | 7:04 am
    At Languagemate.com they are a community of innovators dedicated to achieving transformative social impact through technology-enabled solutions. LanguageMate.com is seeking a proactive Product Manager with a proven track record to join our team and assume responsibility for the launch of an innovative product. Their products and companies enable individuals to overcome communication barriers, achieve new possibilities, and improve their quality of life. They thrive in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment, and are constantly working to envision and build intelligent solutions to big…
  • So what’s the word on Sprinklr? Partners, not clients is the key!!

    David Marini
    24 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    When you look for a job, you should be looking for a company below the radar, and the reason being you want to grow with a company. Sprinklr is one very such company. They have a unique ideology that that a smart person can get behind and grow with. They believe people never forget how you made them feel. They help big brands listen and act on the voice of the customer to manage social experiences at every touch point. They build the most complete social software platform in the world, purpose-built for large enterprises to ensure that the voice of the customer can be heard and acted upon by…
  • Quality Product Manager can’t fall far from the Vine in New York

    David Marini
    20 Nov 2014 | 7:02 am
    Vine is a short-form video sharing service. Founded in June 2012, it was acquired by microblogging website Twitter in October 2012, just prior to its official launch. The service allows users to record and edit five to six-second long looping video clips, and revine. Some of those Vine users have built their six seconds of fame and garnered millions of followers, been featured on national tv and are building a business starting with Vine videos. Vine in New York, is looking for an experienced and talented product manager to help them drive the vision and execution of Vine’s video product.
  • Connected TV Devices: Roku – Account Executive – Advertising Sales

    David Marini
    19 Nov 2014 | 7:00 am
    Roku in New York is all about happy streaming, an early leader in the connected TV space, Roku wants an Account Executive – Advertising Sales to grow their advertising sales, for an already impressive portfolio of advertiser wins, an extremely active user base, rich content choices, and sophisticated, interactive promotional capabilities for both conventional and entertainment marketers. The Roku platform includes: video advertising, long-form video programming, custom content sponsorships, branded channels, and unique off-device retail activations. Streaming is all they do. Roku…
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    The Pyramid Grid

  • How to Identify a Great Business Idea

    Author
    24 Nov 2014 | 11:59 am
    What makes a successful business venture? From distinctiveness to ease of scaling concepts, entrepreneurs say that there are things that must be taken into serious consideration when trying to determine whether a business idea is simply good or extremely great. Here are five points you should consider: Are people going to pay for it? Ultimately, it’s the customers who validate ideas and determine which of these have the best chance to succeed. In the words of Wil Schroter, CEO and co-founder of Fundable, “An idea is just an idea until you have a paying customer attached to…
  • Are You Maximizing Your Career Potential?

    Author
    21 Nov 2014 | 10:17 am
    Career development is one of the most essential facets in the life of any professional. Without it, there will be no professional growth nor will there be personal progress for the individual. As such, many people resort to self-experimenting with their career path. But unfortunately, this doesn’t always lead to good results. The only way you can move your career successfully is to follow a set plan and work towards it. Progress means enhancing your qualities. You may be satisfied with your job right now and your bosses are delighted with your deliverables. But, all this may change in a…
  • 5 tips to choose a current account | What to look out for

    Editor
    20 Nov 2014 | 8:32 am
    Before choosing a current account, it is important to consider a number of issues that will help us choose an account that meets our needs and has a good value. It’s good to understand the price as some charge fees that are included in the bill for the quality as advantages the account offers. So it’s best not to take the first offer you see, as it can bring more of an annoyance as unexpected expenses or unattractive requirements appear. Here are 5 tips for choosing a current accounts: 1. Check if there are commissions Many banks include commissions in their accounts that could be…
  • 4 Relationship Management Skills Everyone Who Wants to Be Promoted Should Learn

    Author
    17 Nov 2014 | 9:11 am
    Regardless of the size of your company, it’s important that you keep a strong relationship with your customer. After all, they are the lifeblood of your business. This is where having relationship management skills come very handy. Relationship management skills are very useful in your everyday life. As an entrepreneur, you’ll be able to improve customer relationships. Generally, you will be able to make more people listen to you and understand exactly what you mean. As a result, you’ll be able to get more things done because of how you handle the people around you. So, what are the…
  • Business Secrets: Selling Value Instead of Price

    Author
    14 Nov 2014 | 10:59 am
    So you’ve told your prospects all the great values they can receive from your products and services but they just can’t quite get it. You know that if they could only see how valuable your offers truly are, then the price would not be a big issue at all. Here are a few answers to your dilemma: business secrets that, if learned and well-applied, will ensure your prospects will appreciate the value of your products as well as your services. Most may be obvious and common sense the moment you become aware of them, but in business, those that are obvious and common sense are…
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    Personal assistant jobs

  • How to Reinvent Your Career

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

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

    Celebrity Assistant
    23 Oct 2014 | 6:29 pm
    I think there are two kinds of people in the world: leaders and haters. If you’re a leader, then you have a winning attitude and you’re optimistic. And on the flip side, there are the haters who are always spreading negativity and being pessimistic. I believe it’s actually that simple.   As the old adage […]
  • How to Get Sued After Leaving Your Job “Big”

    Celebrity Assistant
    14 Oct 2014 | 2:50 am
    Regardless of why you leave your job – termination or resignation – you are at risk of being sued if you do it loudly and recklessly (aka “big”). While you may get some temporary satisfaction from “going out in style,” here are a number of scenarios that can get you sued by your employer. These […]
  • Bad ‘Expert’ Advice: Why You Shouldn’t Quit Your Job

    Celebrity Assistant
    7 Oct 2014 | 2:04 am
    If I see one more article online that says you should just quit your job if you don’t like it, then I’m going to scream. Absolutely, positively, without reservation, it is the single worst piece of advice that you could ever receive. The person usually giving the (bad) advice is most often famous, rich or […]
 
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    Latest blog entries

  • Cracking The Interview: The Code For Preparing For A Face-to-face Job Interview

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

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

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

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

    3 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    Everyone should know by now that networking is the best way to find a job. Where job boards have a 3-10% effectiveness rate, and probably less now that Applicant Tracking Systems (the software that will rank your resume) are becoming prevalent, networking has a 30-60% effectiveness rate. Referred people are less risk and have a higher retention rate – that’s why companies offer referral bonuses to employees who recommend someone who has been hired. Connect with us on Linkedin Unfortunately, people do not know how to network (one day I will probably write a short book on how to do it).
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    Purpose Rockstar: Daily Career Stories including Grammar Girl and Gretchen Rubin

  • 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
  • 147: Cheryl Brown, Quilter Chic - How to Qulit Online

    Derrick Duplessy, Mignon Fogarty, Gretchen Rubin
    28 Oct 2014 | 3:28 am
    Cheryl Brown is teaching people how to quilt online. We chat about why she quilts and the challenges of making a living online. Sponsored by Perfect Fuel Chocolate, Use "Rockstar" at checkout for 10% off
  • 146: Henry Johnson - Friend of Creators

    Derrick Duplessy, Mignon Fogarty, Gretchen Rubin
    27 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Henry Johnson has done the corporate thing, now he is on his way to creating a podcast about creators. We chat about the transition and his journey. Sponsor Perfect Fuel Chocolate, Use Rockstar at checkout for 10% off
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  • Mobile Application Testing A Challenge

    27 Nov 2014 | 8:55 pm
    Mobile phones have became a necessity in todays world. Without mobile phones we cant even think to survive. Lot of businesses are dependent upon mobile phones. Fast world and fast moving technology becomes a challenge for mobile application testing. Mobile Application Testing task can be tedious while creating challenge free mobile applications. Mobile Application Testing involves the quality and performance of the features that are being offered. Mobile Application Testing is a challe Read More..
  • Enjoy Third Party Keyboard Support With iOS 8

    27 Nov 2014 | 2:35 am
    Good news for iOS users: Apple turns liberal and now allows its esteemed users to download alternate keyboards and utilize the capabilities of third party keyboards. Till now, iOS users have always been striving to find external support in case of keyboards, especially those who were not very satisfied with the iOS self keyboards. With iOS 8 coming into foray, this novel facility has become the jewel in the crown for iOS users.With Apple adding third party keyboard support to iOS 8, use Read More..
  • Android Lollipop new features updated in many devices

    27 Nov 2014 | 1:55 am
    Android has been updated in most of the devices with their new version of Android Lollipop. By the end of the year, it will be updated in the rest of Android devices which were mentioned in the Android Lollipop lists. With the new HTC and Sony handsets, these are the devices that had been tested with the new Android treatment first. After that Nexus 4, Nexus 5 including Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets gets benefited with all these new Android features. Now is the turn of Motorola devices Read More..
  • Convert Edb to Pst file

    27 Nov 2014 | 1:55 am
    EDB to PST use powerful and qualified EDB to PST converter software. It repair Exchange server perfectly and easily export data from Exchange to PST without any changes in data formatting. It a safe and sound solution to re-access EDB file and convert Exchange to Outlook perfectly. Tool Features:• Software supports Exchange, outlook, Windows latest versions.• Support exchange 2013, 2010, 2007, 2003 and 2000.• Software can Migration of email attachments, contacts, notes and other i Read More..
  • Why should I consider Magento for my eCommerce website?

    27 Nov 2014 | 12:17 am
    6 Important Facts to Consider Magento for Your eCommerce Website Magento eCommerce Development If you are dealing with multiple products, eCommerce websites are serving best to the modern era. eCommerce websites are the platforms that offer you to display a large number of products available in your online shop. Now if you go to a web designing firm or you ask a web designer they will give you a l Read More..
 
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    Jobsdhamaka Careers and Interview Tips Blogs

  • Professional Communication Tips For Successful Job Interview

    jobsdhamaka.com
    28 Nov 2014 | 1:12 am
    A professional communication skill plays vital role in successful job interview. With good communication, you can make an effective impression on interviewer. You can also describe yur articulate, education and skills clearly. Know a few professional communication tips that help you crack the job interview successfully. Try to utilize small talk Communicating professionally using small […]
  • Professional Tips to Boost Your Non-Verbal Communication Skills

    jobsdhamaka.com
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:34 am
    Job interview is one of the most essential aspects of finding opportunity in an organization. Many talented and skilled job seekers are tried to crack the interview, but due to pre-planning and lack of interview skills, they are unable to achieve their goals. Interviewing is one of the learning skills, and there is no second […]
  • How to Stand Out in Your Interview and Get Hired

    jobsdhamaka.com
    25 Nov 2014 | 2:51 am
    Interview is one of the essential parts of finding a job in any organization, where everyone wants to stand out and grab the high paid opportunities. But recruiters or employers are looking for the candidates who can perform better and meet to their requirement. They want to hire the candidates with certain personality traits and […]
  • Tips to Improve Problem Solving Skills

    jobsdhamaka.com
    24 Nov 2014 | 8:14 pm
    Problem solving skills are most important for several types of jobs such as customer service, engineering and law etc. Such skill associated with your ability to identify the problems and implement effective solutions. You may not have more work in office or at workplace, but a couple of issues relate to your subject can produce […]
  • Tips to Make Your Presentation Skill Effective

    jobsdhamaka.com
    24 Nov 2014 | 3:58 am
    A good communication skill plays vital role anywhere. To hire the talents, most employers and recruiters may ask you to give a presentation about your job role, education and interests. Research and development professionals at jobsdhamaka believe that a clear communication directly impacts to income and career growth. There are a huge number of aspirants […]
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    Pinch Yourself Careers

  • Should you stay or should you go now? When to quit to chase work you love

    Lisa Cummings
    3 Nov 2014 | 1:30 am
    This Episode’s Question Ingrid says she’s pretty close to knowing what she wants to do with her career. And she even has a list of potential employers collected. These are companies where she could put these new ideas to use. Yet she’s just not sure of the timing.  She’s afraid once she actually gets into the career change…will she still be happy? Will she have picked the right thing? She asked, “Is it okay to go after what I think (at least right now) my dream job is…simply because I need to have the experience of it to know what it is all about?
  • Funky, old school job application requirements – whether to comply or fly

    Lisa Cummings
    27 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    This Episode’s Question My question is about a letter of introduction. My wife is applying for a licensed social work position for a school district. The application has a spot for a letter of introduction. This is the first time either of us have come across a requirement like that. So…what is it? Then, should it be written by you or by a third party? And should you submit only one like you do for a cover letter or multiple letters like you do for letters of recommendations? Thanks for your input.   What You’ll Learn In The Audio – Whether to comply with their…
  • Stop consuming training courses – go learn on the job instead

    Lisa Cummings
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    This Episode’s Question Hi. This is Ivy Portwood. My question is: how do I keep learning on the job? And where do I find the most relevant sources of information to contribute to both my current work and my longer-term career aspirations? Thanks.   What You’ll Learn In The Audio – The two types of skills you should be thinking about. Hint: it’s not 100% about technical and functional skills. – 4 ideas for getting learning opportunities on the job…all without having to change roles or companies. And without having to attend hundreds of training…
  • How to keep your resume out of the trash bin – keeping it uber relevant

    Lisa Cummings
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:42 am
    This Episode’s Question Hi. I have a question for you on resume composition. Now that I’ve been in the workforce for awhile and have various roles under my belt, I’m struggling with what to include and exclude on my resume. How do you balance including roles and experiences you know are relevant (and you know show the right expertise)…and balance that with keeping it short enough that someone will want to read it?   What You’ll Learn – The truth about what a resume really is – and where to put the extra details that won’t glue the…
  • Ready for your promotion? How to convince your manager.

    Lisa Cummings
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:45 am
    This Episode’s Question I really feel like I’m ready for a job promotion, to take on more responsibilities, and to build more skills. But I’m not sure how to have that conversation with my manager.   What You’ll Learn – How to make YOU the obvious answer when your leadership team considers people for new roles, open positions, or new projects. – A simple concept about asking for things, and how it gives you super powers for keeping you top-of-mind when your manager considers who will get the next job. – Thoughts on “as-if”…
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  • SSA Assam Recruitment 2014 for CRC Co-ordinator 1090 Posts Apply at ssaassam.gov.in

    Oxter Team
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:26 am
    SSA Assam Recruitment 2014 for Cluster Resource Centre Co-ordinator 1090 Posts Apply online at www.ssaassam.gov.in SSA Assam Recruitment Notification. : SSA Assam Recruitment 2014: It is to inform all candidates that there should be vacancies for Cluster Resource Centre Co-ordinator (CRCC). Axom Sarba Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Assam has declared an advertisement for filling of the 1090 district wise vacancies for the post of Cluster Resource Centre Co-ordinator (CRCC). Applications are invited from the qualified candidate to fill of the vacant post. To apply for SSA Assam Recruitment 2014 the…
  • UPSESSB TGT & PGT Exam 2014-15 Admit Card – upsessb.org – Download Hall Ticket

    Oxter Team
    28 Nov 2014 | 2:21 am
    UPSESSB Admit Card 2014-15 for TGT & PGT Exam Download Hall Ticket at www.upsessb.org UPSESSB Trained /Post Graduate Teachers Call Latter. UPSESSB TGT &PGT Exam Admit Card 2014-15: Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Staff Selection Board has released an advertisement to remind the candidate to download their UPSESSB Admit Card 2014-15 for TGT & PGT Exam. Big number of candidate has applied for the vacant post. So in order to recruit the applied candidate for the various vacant posts Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Staff Selection Board has decided to conduct Written Exam. Through…
  • LVB Probationary Officers Admit Card 2014 Download at lvbank.com

    Oxter Team
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:59 am
    Lakshmi Vilas Bank Probationary Officers Exam Admit Card 2014 Download at www.lvbank.com LVB PO Hall Ticker / Call Latter for 14 Dec Exam. : Lakshmi Vilas Bank Probationary Officers Admit card 2014:  An advertisement has been published by the Lakshmi Vilas Bank to keep in mind of the candidate to download Hall ticket for Probationary Officer exam. The online exam for Lakshmi Vilas Bank PO Exam will be held on 14th December 2014. So to appear in the exam all the applied candidate should download Lakshmi Vilas Bank PO Admit card 2014. The Hall Ticket will be available on the official…
  • PKGB Recruitment 2014 for Officers & Office Assistant 431 Posts

    Oxter Team
    27 Nov 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Pragathi Krishna Grameena Bank Recruitment 2014 for Officers & Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 431 Posts Apply Online at  www.pragathikrishnabank.com. : PKGB Recruitment 2014:- Pragathi Krishna Grameena Bank published an advertisement to recruit candidate for 431 vacant posts of Officer Scale – I and Office Assistant (Multipurpose). Pragathi Krishna Grameena Bank invites application form from the candidates who have attended the IBPS CWE 2013.  Online application forms are invited from the eligible and interested candidate. Interested candidate want to apply for these officers post…
  • SAIL Bokaro Recruitment 2014 For Operator-cum-Technician Apply at sail.co.in

    Oxter Team
    27 Nov 2014 | 9:34 pm
    SAIL Bokaro Recruitment 2014 For Operator-cum-Technician 110 Posts Apply online at www.sail.co.in Steel Authority Of India Limited Notification. : SAIL Bokaro Recruitment 2014 Steel Authority Of India Limited (SAIL), Bokaro Steel Plant, Jharkhand  has declared an advertisement for the recruitment of 110 Operator-cum-Technician (Trainee) in different field such as Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Electrical, Ceramics and Metallurgy. Applications are invited from the eligible candidate to fill up the vacant seats. Interested candidate should fill the application form available in the official…
 
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  • How to deal with a dumb boss

    Vantage Point
    28 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    There really is no one who goes through a career without a boss that they may not necessarily be thrilled with. There are also those that wonder, how did this colleague of mine get promoted to be my boss. Sadly, sometimes bosses tend to not adopt any of the characteristics that can in fact make them awesome. Instead some tend to display characteristics that make working with them essentially torturous. As Ted Jenkin says in his interesting article on how to deal with a dumb boss, at least once during our careers, a thought does pop up- “I wonder how in the world the company ever…
  • Recruiting advice no headhunter ever tells you

    Upasna Kakroo
    27 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Recruiting Advice No Headhunter Ever Tells You Most recently, I read through a great piece by David Rogier on Medium about the best recruiting advice he ever got. As any self-respecting ambitious professional wanting to get a great position at a dream company, David talks through his struggle to get himself a position in a ‘start-up’ and the advice he got from Tristan Walker. His approach is definitely not common, but surely creative. Personally I also felt that apart from allowing you to see recruiting in a new light, this approach helps you define what you potentially like…
  • Google’s view on why resumes stink

    Upasna Kakroo
    27 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Recently several Influencers talked about their recruitment experiences and what they could do to fix it. While there were plenty of views on it, the one that caught our attention specifically came from Laszlo Bock,  Senior VP , People operations, Google, on why resumes stink. He stated that resumes suffer from an inherent issue of information asymmetry and this is something he’d like being fixed in the near future. Here is a summary of the thoughts he shared and our inputs on what could help us solve this grave problem. Google’s view on why resumes stink and the issue of…
  • Transition from a colleague to the boss: The challenges of management jobs

    Susanne Kirchner
    26 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    “When I grow up, I’d like to be a boss“.  Perhaps not the most common career people end up having, but I am sure that it’s on your list too. The executive chair offers many benefits: Decision making power, great travel and of course the big money and all that sounds excellent, right? But is there something we are missing- can all that glitter be gold? We spoke with someone who should know. Michael Dams is currently the Managing Director and Director Central Europe (DA-CH) at National Instruments (NI), a leading provider of hardware and software in the field of…
  • Management Skills 205: How to be the bearer of bad news

    Ashwati Michael
    26 Nov 2014 | 12:00 am
    Being the bearer of bad news is one of the biggest challenges managers face. No body likes bad news, and it is worse when you know you might be ruining somebody’s day or much more. It never gets easier to tell someone they’re not performing up to standards, or to tell a whole team that their project they’ve spent so many hours on is now scrapped or the company is downsizing, especially when it may have nothing to do with their skill sets. The first and most critical aspect of the situation is to show respect and dignity to everyone involved. By respect, I do not mean sugar-coating…
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    Career Square

  • CV myths busted!

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

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

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

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

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

  • 5 Ways to Say “Thank You” to Employees This Holiday Season

    Abby Perkins
    25 Nov 2014 | 12:49 pm
    The holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on what you have and give thanks for it. That includes your friends, your family and even your employees. While you may say “thank you” to your employees regularly, the holidays are a great time of year to remind both them and yourself how much they do and how much you appreciate them. This holiday season, make sure you take a moment to tell your employees “thank you” for all the hard work they do. Below, we’ve put together a list of 5 ways thank your employees this year: 1. Schedule a faux meeting with treats One…
  • 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Counter Offer

    Contributor
    21 Nov 2014 | 6:00 am
    Most of the time, when a resignation letter lands on your desk, it’s a surprise. You weren’t expecting one of your better employees (who you thought was happy and satisfied) to go off and find another position. Your mind starts to spin, and lots of questions start filling your head. Questions like, ‘How long had they been planning to leave?’ or ‘What aren’t they getting from this workplace that made them want to look for something else?’ start to arise. They all start swirling and building on each other, and all you can think is, ‘How can I fix it?’ Counteroffer!
  • Work in Leisure and Hospitality? Here are the Best Cities for Jobs

    Katherine Wood
    19 Nov 2014 | 5:29 am
    It’s been a long recovery from the recession, but a few industries have bounced back quicker than others. Hospitality and Leisure has done well in the face of the crisis; from February 2010 to May 2014, the industry added 1.67 million seasonally-adjusted jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The industry, which is made up of the arts, entertainment and recreation sector on one side and the accommodation and food services sector on the other, will see a spike toward the end of the year. Holiday vacations and accommodations, food services, seasonal shows, and seasonal…
  • How Communications Technology is Changing Modern Offices

    Scott Matthew
    18 Nov 2014 | 8:04 am
    The creation of the first skyscrapers can be credited to any number of technological advances. Some claim that modern structural engineering made it possible to create buildings that stretch toward the sky. Others point to the elevator, which made it much easier to ascend and descend 100 stories. But in 1908, John J. Carty credited an invention that few think of in relation to buildings: the telephone. The telephone and skyscrapers In The Columbia History of the 20th Century, Carty is quoted as saying: “Take [. . .] any of the giant office buildings. How many messages go in and out of…
  • Need More Social Media Marketing? Consider Your Employees

    Liz Seasholtz
    13 Nov 2014 | 12:32 pm
    For many businesses, breaking into social media seems difficult, if not impossible. Social media is constantly changing and evolving, and it can be a challenge to stay on top of this powerful internet marketing tool. However, you don’t have to pay a marketing firm thousands of dollars to develop and advocate for your brand on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Surprisingly, your employees may be the best resource to get your business some online hype. Benefits Grow Your Visitor Count Employees who already have personal accounts on social media outlets like Pinterest, Instagram,…
 
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    Career Strategy

  • Fear, Uncertainty and just Doing it

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

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

    ucareerstrategy
    16 Nov 2014 | 1:53 pm
    Workplaces can be the strangest of settings. The intoxicating mixture of different personalities, egos and varied aspirations creates a multitude of potential issues as well as great stories and long-lasting friendships. However, when navigating your workplace, it’s extremely important to be aware of how you present yourself to others. I’m harping on about it again – and will continue to do so until everyone knows it – self-awareness is key. There is a unique creature in the workplace that sometimes rears it’s head, often resulting in significant, almost audible…
  • Stretch for that job!

    ucareerstrategy
    11 Nov 2014 | 2:24 pm
    Have you ever come across a job that you think you’d be perfect for, but you don’t feel like you have quite the right skills or experience that were stated in the advertisement? What did you do? Did you apply for it, hoping that your CV intrigued them enough to interview you? Or did you let it pass, thinking it wasn’t likely they’d be interested? No, I’m not suggesting that you should try to get jobs that you are not at all qualified to do, only those that are possibly *just above* your current skills and experience. While companies often seem to be looking for…
  • Perception is (almost) reality

    ucareerstrategy
    6 Nov 2014 | 2:14 pm
    The way we are perceived in life and work is a critical factor in successfully getting to where you want to go. Although we have all met people who “don’t care what others think”, the reality is that a bad perception can eliminate potential opportunities, so it’s a good idea to cultivate a good impression where possible. What often happens in workplaces or the job market is that people use shortcuts to generate their own impressions of others rather than put in time and effort to understand the truth. The reason? It is far simpler to adopt a superficial impression…
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    Subtle Cues

  • How to Make Friends after Graduating

    Breanna
    24 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    A lot of things change after graduating from college. Generally, things become very routine and systematic. You will most likely get a job that consumes a big portion of your day, maybe workout after work, eat dinner, and then crash.… Continue reading → The post How to Make Friends after Graduating appeared first on Subtle Cues.
  • Letting Go of Your Obsessive Thoughts

    Breanna
    20 Nov 2014 | 5:00 am
    This is something that I have struggled with for a very long time. I am unable to let things go. I analyze and build upon thoughts to the point of physically breaking down. They drive me insane, leading to ruined… Continue reading → The post Letting Go of Your Obsessive Thoughts appeared first on Subtle Cues.
  • How to Land Your First Job After Graduation

    Breanna
    17 Nov 2014 | 4:00 am
    Looking for your first job after graduating college is quite different than searching for a part time gig. It is actually one of the Most Common Issues Recent Graduates Face. Although it may seem like the common sense thing to… Continue reading → The post How to Land Your First Job After Graduation appeared first on Subtle Cues.
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    MyDailyMark » MyDailyMark

  • How To Always Be Successful

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

    mydailymark
    21 Nov 2014 | 2:25 am
    Fun Husband Fridays Since I started dating my wife in 11th grade, we have been through MANY anniversaries and birthdays with barely enough money for a candle lit ramen noodle lunch at times (candles were too expensive!).  Because of this, I have become much more creative with our gifts than I ever thought.  One of my most successful gifts only cost me about $20 in printing costs but was “The most thoughtful thing ever!”, according to my wife. I had our story put into book form.  We have a million inside jokes and funny stories that got us to where we are today.  I just took those and…
  • Worlds Shortest/Best Advice for Success

    mydailymark
    19 Nov 2014 | 2:30 am
    Take Action Today! Do something.  Do anything.  Small or Large.  Take action and do anything to get you a mile, foot, inch, or even a millimeter closer to your goal.  Now.  Seriously.  Stop making excuses and do something!   The post Worlds Shortest/Best Advice for Success appeared first on MyDailyMark.
  • The Googles

    mydailymark
    14 Nov 2014 | 2:11 am
      Happy Friday!  If you have read much of this blog, you understand that I like to have fun in my work and relationship.  I once did an entire presentation to a website company on marketing and digital trends referring to Google as “The Googles”.  A few picked up on it immediately while it took others a while, but all got a kick out of it and they still talk about it.  I have also used The Googles to have some fun with my wife. I will occasionally leave her an equivalent of a video game easter egg!  I will open a new Safari or IE window and create a bunch of funny…
  • Don’t Settle! But if you do…..

    mydailymark
    12 Nov 2014 | 2:10 am
    Don’t settle!  But if you do compromise, do it with a purpose!  You can’t always get your way on everything (shocking), which means that you have to compromise occasionally.  If you must compromise, make sure you are doing it with an end goal in mind.  A prime example is taking a job that you really don’t want, but doing so with the understanding that you are building your skill set to put yourself in a position to get that coveted job later on. Take Action Today Have you settled for something lately?  If you have, will the end result get you closer to your goal?  If not…
 
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    Raw Resume

  • Quality Assurance Resume Samples and Overview

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 Future of Work (And Why Conscious Careerist Exists)

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

    Cecilia
    26 Sep 2014 | 2:49 pm
    “I could never achieve that. I’m too young/old/poor/uneducated….” Recognize any of these thoughts? Unfortunately, our thoughts have a tendency to talk to us in ways that are not so productive. Thinking is rational and logical and often cherished as such. But to be honest, our thoughts are usually the #1 culprit to both misery and inaction. I’ve been interested in […]
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