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  • Client Interaction Fundamentals

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

    Blue Sky Resumes Blog
    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.
  • 6 Lies About Freelancing, and the Truth

    FlexJobs
    Jessica Howington
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:10 am
    Wondering about freelancing? To help refute the clichés attached to freelance jobs, check out these six lies about freelancing, and their truths. The post 6 Lies About Freelancing, and the Truth appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • The One Thing Americans Fear the Most

    Marci Alboher, Working the New Economy Blog
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    What are you most afraid of? It's a personal question that brings to mind a number of unsettling thoughts: spiders, ghosts, heights, public speaking. A new survey asked the question to a random sample of 1,500 people across the nation.
  • Automate Processes – Impress Your Clients by Using Zapier

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

    Penelope Trunk
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:23 am
    I am coaching Kate. She is 19 and she wants help with her resume. I do not have her resume in front of me, but it’s okay. I remember it. And anyway, her resume is not her problem. Which is true with most people who ask for help with their resume. Also, I’m late for the call. Remembering coaching calls at what seem like random times throughout the day is nearly impossible for me. I tell Kate, “Look. This is not a resume.  It’s like a list of odd jobs your mom asked you to do around the neighborhood. You don’t have a resume.” She says, “So then what should I do to get a…
  • What success looks like at 20, and 30

    Penelope Trunk
    5 Oct 2014 | 11:46 pm
    Women in their 20s have an advantage over men in their 20s because all men want to sleep with women in their 20s. And women have power over men who want to sleep with them. I remember having this power. The first time I wrote about it my editor had to call the magazine’s lawyer. Now it’s pretty well understood by women that it’s easier to get stuff done in the office when everyone wants to have sex with you. There is even science to back up the recommendation that women should flirt at work to get ahead. And there is precedent that when you are in a meeting with a smart…
  • 5 Steps to take to make time for everything

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

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

  • 5 Ways to Get Others to Listen to You

    20 Oct 2014 | 1:27 pm
    Do you sometimes feel like you're wearing Harry Potter's "cloak of invisibility" at work?No one really pays attention to you. You're often interrupted when speaking in a meeting, and your boss scarcely seems to know who you are.Perhaps the problem is not what you’re saying, but how and when you’re saying it.Let’s say that you’re on the agenda of the next office meeting to give a brief rundown of a project you’ve been working on for several months. You’ve been scheduled as the next to the last item, right after a request from the office manager to stop leaving spoiled food in the…
  • The Best Way to Deliver Bad News to Your Manager

    14 Oct 2014 | 6:33 am
    No one likes unpleasant surprises, and that includes your boss.But when you have bad news about sales performance or a new product development, for example, your vice president wants to hear about it right away.So how do you deliver bad news without it becoming a shoot-the-messenger scenario?Jodi Glilckman, author of “Great on the Job,” says “it’s unrealistic to think that mishaps, miscommunications and outright screw-ups won’t happen. They will. The goal, therefore, is damage control.”The key whenever there is bad news to deliver to the boss is not panicking (OK, you…
  • 5 Ways to Shine at a Job Fair

    10 Oct 2014 | 6:31 am
    During the height of the Great Recession, job fairs were a mob scene. People with 30 years of experience were standing next to recent college graduates, all clamoring for work.But as things have improved, many people don't think that job fairs are worth their time.They're wrong.Job fairs are a great chance to practice your networking skills and develop your personal brand pitch. They're the perfect opportunity for you to hone your professional persona and to learn to handle meeting new people with ease.But before you put on the business suit, here are a few things to remember before attending…
  • Apps to Consider When Job Searching

    6 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    When considering a job or career, you may turn to a personality assessment to determine what type of job you should have or what kind of employer would be a good fit.Such assessments are becoming more popular because they’re being developed into apps that can help you quickly discover that you sound like a whining ninny at work or that you can quit your job without burning bridges.Kerry Schofield, a psychologist, says that such self-help apps appeal to many people because they’re so easy to use. Instead of having to make an appointment with a career coach or…
  • Why You're Off Base About How Others View You at Work

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

  • The One Thing Americans Fear the Most

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    What are you most afraid of? It's a personal question that brings to mind a number of unsettling thoughts: spiders, ghosts, heights, public speaking. A new survey asked the question to a random sample of 1,500 people across the nation.
  • 6 Decadent (But Healthy!) Chia Seed Dessert Recipes

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    Chia seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients. They’re loaded with protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber. Plus they’re packed with calcium, magnesium and manganese. They’re also gluten-free! 
  • 5 Ways to Lower Your Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:11 pm
    New research suggests aluminum exposure contributes to dementia, but there is plenty you can do to lower your risk. 
  • 8 Foods You Should Eat Every Day

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:33 pm
    Spinach It may be green and leafy, but spinach is no nutritional wallflower, and you know from reading Eat This, Not That! . This noted muscle builder  is a rich source of plant-based omega-3s and folate , which help reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and osteoporosis. Bonus: Folate  also increases blood flow to the nether regions, helping to protect you against age-related sexual issues. And spinach is packed with lutein , a compound that fights macular degeneration (and may help your sex drive).
  • Your Brain Is Wired to Favor Junk Food — 4 Ways to Override It

    21 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    “Obesity is a problem of choice,” said neurologist Alain Dagher. “We need to think of the brain as being central to obesity.”  (Photo by Renée Comet/Stockfood) Tempted to munch on potato chips instead of carrot sticks?
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    Brazen Careerist

  • Smart Networking for MBA Students: How to Schmooze Your Way to Success

    Catherine Alford
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    We all know networking is important in any profession. But when it comes to business school, one cannot exist without the other. Business is networking. Business is about relationships between people. Learning to make the most of the networking opportunities and building relationships with the right people in business school will pay off down the line. So if you want to get your MBA or are enrolled in business school, networking should be a top priority. Read on to learn how you can network your way right to your biggest successes. 1. Start building your network early Many people wait until…
  • 9 Networking Events in Austin You Won’t Want to Miss

    Monique Muro
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    There’s more to be found in Austin than live music and BBQ. It’s a top-notch city for networking, and the easiest place to start a business given the low tax structure, business-friendly climate, and overall collaborative environment. Consistently ranked as one of the top places to live and work in the country, Austin holds favorable opportunities for those in the tech, engineering, and information technology fields, among others. If you’re looking for networking opportunities in Austin, you’re in the right place, as the city is in constant celebration of the collaborative,…
  • Why Learning Languages Makes You a More Appealing Job Candidate

    Mishka Tolentino
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    In this ever-changing world, more employers are seeking the best people for their workforce. Graduating with honors and partaking in extra-curricular activities alone aren’t enough to be considered in the company anymore. Nowadays, employers and headhunters are looking for more skills — like being multilingual. Here’s why multilingualism is important in the workplace. 1. Better communication fuels more sales If you’re into sales, a lot of talking and persuasion is required to close a sale. Practicing a sales pitch and being confident when meeting clients are steps to get you…
  • 5 Ways Millennials Can Nail Their Next Job Interview

    Graham Moreno
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    It’s harder to get a job at my company than it is to get into Stanford. I was one of the first three employees at Help.com. We’ve since received over 500 applications and interviewed about 150 total candidates. We ultimately hired five of them. Our team takes hiring seriously. We interview frequently and hire rarely. Our acceptance rate for new hires is 0.01%. That’s lower than the acceptance rate of Stanford (5.7%), Harvard (5.8%) or Columbia (6.9%). Our benchmark is not intentional — we just insist on hiring awesome people, and it can take several rounds of interviews to find…
  • 4 Things You Need to Do to Land Your Dream Job

    Mike Steinerd
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Have you reached that point in your career where you feel stagnant? Are you ready to make a change and go after your dream job? Well, good for you! It’s big step in your career and life to be mentally prepared to make this leap. But you must first address a couple key questions before making a big career change (especially one with such high expectations.) First, what is your dream job? And second, but equally as important, is that job truly right for you? Being able to reconcile the job you want with the one that’s the right fit is typically a difficult moment for job seekers. You need…
 
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    CareerDiva

  • Surprise? CEO Encourages Women Not To Ask For Raise

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

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

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

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

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

  • Zinger’s 8 Word Behavioral Definition of Employee Engagement

    David Zinger
    14 Oct 2014 | 12:22 am
    A shorter more simple definition of employee engagement It has taken me about 8 years and 10,000 hours to get to a definition of employee engagement that is both simple and elegant. I am discouraged with emotional and attitudinal surveys as I have become increasingly behavioral in my views of work and engagement. My definition puts engagement in the hands of each employee — I can choose to do this everyday while also being enabled and encouraged by my leaders, managers, and organization. We are each responsible for our own engagement as we are accountable to each other for the impact…
  • Employee Engagement: Gratitude and Thanksgiving

    David Zinger
    13 Oct 2014 | 5:06 am
    Today is Thanksgiving day in Canada. There are so many people I am thankful for in my development in employee engagement. I offer this post to both acknowledge these people and to encourage you to think about who helped you be where you are. It is almost impossible not to be engaged when we approach our work with a strong sense of gratitude for the other people in our life who make our work possible. “Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”  A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh Here are just a few of the people that…
  • Disrupting the Dinosaur: RFID Will Make Your Employee Engagement Survey Prehistoric

    David Zinger
    7 Oct 2014 | 12:22 am
    An employee engagement survey interception The future is upon us in employee engagement, it will just take a little time to catch up to it. Of course anybody who wears a Fitbit or other fitness device or goes out and purchases the new Apple watch knows the ability to get real time data and to monitor, motivate, and change your own fitness and sleep behavior. Will we even bother with archaic employee engagement surveys by 2020, or maybe even 2017? You know, those attitudinal assessments that take a long time to complete, a long time to assess, suffer from low response rates, and by the time…
  • Employee Engagement: 7 Qualities to Engage Successfully With Social Media

    David Zinger
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:22 am
    Reflections from a 10 year veteran of social media. The picture above is of a computer I placed in a beehive. My most experimental involvement in social media was to put a live computer in a beehive connected to Twitter. You can read what the honeybees taught me in a wonderful free e-book: Waggle: 39 Ways to Improve Human Organizations, Work, and Engagement. I celebrated 10 years of engagement with social media on Saturday October 4. I wrote a nice post on LinkedIn on 10 lessons from 10 years. I encourage you to go read it, a nice short piece. In this post I want to outline 7 qualities…
  • Employee Engagement and Well Being: Work Life Infusion

    David Zinger
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:44 am
    Let’s reverse the order and topple the precarious work/life balance with life work infusion. Work/Life balance has toppled. We failed by putting work first in the equation. Mobile technology has infiltrated home and family time. Balance seemed like an ideal state to achieve yet the blance we sought was never static and often quite precarious. I am now focusing my efforts on life work infusion. I believe work can make use well. I know that life can infuse energy, meaning, and perspective into work while work can infuse connection, contribution, and results into life. This is just the…
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    All Things Workplace

  • Six Things To Pay Attention To In Groups

    Steve Roesler
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:50 am
    We're always part of some group You and I pretty much spend our entire lives in groups. We start off in a family, play with groups of friends, attend classes, and work in groups and teams. So, woudn't it make sense to learn as much as possible about the dynamics associated with groups?  Some years ago, organizations spent a fair amount of time educating people on the fine points of group dynamics. The research was new and fascinating. New is good. Now that that body of work has been around for a while, it's no longer "what's happening." The human condition--and certainly the organizational…
  • Keep It Simple Like Einstein

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

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

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

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

  • Your Caring Trademark

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • Can You Act Independently of Social Pressure?

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

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

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

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

  • Top 5 Bay Area Startup Companies for Job Seekers

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

    Paul Freiberger
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:36 pm
    Is a job interview exactly like a sales call? No, there are clear differences. An interview is not an explicit demonstration of what you can do. Instead, you’ll be asked about your background and your accomplishments. You’ll talk about yourself and your work history. Through all of that, you’ll be selling. Your interviewer is, in essence, your customer, and qualifying that customer is just as important as any product sale, of course. You are the one who benefits most of all. The meaning of qualification is the same even though you are the interviewee. You still must ask questions with…
  • Goodbye Google. Farewell Complacency

    Paul Freiberger
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:09 am
    Michael Peggs publicly (very publicly) told the world last week that Google is not always the dream job. He had pre-announced his departure on September 16 in an article in the Huffington Post, called “I’m Quitting Google in 10 Days: In Search of Me, Myself and I.” He’s not going to get sympathy as he moves on to start his own firm, but his video declaration is entertaining and it makes you think. It certainly gets me curious to keep on eye on his next venture. Good luck Michael!
  • Sell Me This Pen: How to answer the key sales job interview question

    Paul Freiberger
    2 Oct 2014 | 1:50 am
      Sell me this pen. If you’re in sales, that’s the task you’re likely to be given in a job interview. Sooner or later, an interviewer will reach into his pocket, pull out a pen and ask you to hit him with your very best pitch. It’s a task that achieved some fame when it appeared in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” with Leonardo DiCaprio playing the role of Jordan Belfort, a notoriously crooked stock broker. In the film, DiCaprio asks a group of friends he’s recruiting as salesmen for his boiler-room operation to sell him a pen he takes from his pocket. One recruit nails it –…
  • Overcoming the Shyness Challenge in Your Job Search

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

  • Saboteurs

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    They don't agree with the facts or the goals or the necessity for change. They pretend to cooperate but instead covertly throw obstacle after obstacle in your path. Committees and delay are their friends. Papers get "lost." Meetings are delayed. Deadlines are subverted.These people cannot be convinced by eloquence and evidence. They yawn at urgency.What you regard as success, they regard as failure. In most cases, they sincerely believe that their position is best.Their conduct would be less objectionable if they clearly identified themselves as opponents but they claim to be on your…
  • Quote of the Day

    23 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    Even in organizations that are clearly experiencing serious problems, devastating problems, business-as-usual can survive. - John P. Kotter
  • Heavy Seas

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:35 pm
    Put your job in perspective. Check out this video with some amazing shots of ships in heavy seas.
  • Attacks in Canada

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Maclean's is live-blogging information on the cowardly and vile attacks.
  • Bike It

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:47 am
    The Telegraph has a virtual tour of the 2015 Tour de France route.Start your prep.
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    The HR Capitalist

  • Does Your Referral Program Provide the Right Candidate Experience?

    Kris Dunn
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:26 am
    My friend Tim Sacket was up over at CareerBuilder yesterday doing his thing - saying the whole concept of candidate experience in recruiting is Slim Shady at best. His point, and I think its a good one, is that as long as you meet the minimum level of service to candidates, you're probably good to go.  I think at times we probably craft some deep process maps to deliver a great candidate experience, then we fail to deliver on the standard we set.  Which is worse than simply meeting the minimum expectation. So let's talk about a single piece of the recruiting process - Employee…
  • Is The Impact of Asian Diversity Undervalued in American Workplaces?

    Kris Dunn
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    Of course it is.  That's to be expected due to the narrative on race in America.  I alluded to this in a post awhile back called "Thank God for Asians - Google Releases Workplace Diversity Numbers".  Affirmative action plans pack a lot of nationalities into the Asian classification, and the classification does nothing to really show the level of cultural diversity that's present in what the EEOC would call "Asian". I'm back on this topic after I ran into a great interview with Marc Andreessen (founder of Netscape, venture capitalist, etc) in New York…
  • GOING GLOBAL: How to Be Global in Today's Workplace Even If You Only Speak English...

    Kris Dunn
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:10 am
    I know.  You're expecting something brilliant here, maybe a flow chart or a strategic Malcolm Gladwell video. Wrong post.  I'm simply going to tell you how to start looking like a global manager or employee even if you're locked in to Peoria as your home base 100% of the time.  The basics to get started - check it: Rule #1 to looking global:  ALWAYS DO THE MATH FOR THE PEOPLE YOU TALK TO RELATED TO THE TIME ZONE THEY ARE IN.  That's actually rule 1-5.  Being global, or even being bi-coastal in the states means that the people you talk to should be comfortable that…
  • Is "Guy Love" From Scrubs Good or Bad for the LGBT Cause?

    Kris Dunn
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:01 am
    Backstory: I was at a client's HQ a few weeks ago and noticed one of the managers in our training class had on an unusual shirt.  I asked him about the themed t-shirt and he informed me that it was a gift from one of his direct reports, and since he was in town he felt compelled to wear it since the giver was at HQ. A couple of people around chirped in that it was a "bromance" between the two of them, to which the manager readily agreed with. So I couldn't help myself, I had to call it "Guy Love" after this classic Scrubs clip about the relationship between Turk…
  • DUDE VIEWS: On The Facebook/Apple Benefit of Covering Cost for Women to Freeze Eggs....

    Kris Dunn
    16 Oct 2014 | 6:28 am
    Hi Gals!  Here's just what you've been waiting on.  A guy to come in and analyze the recently decision by Facebook and Apple to cover the cost of women freezing their eggs.   You live it, but I report it.   Here's the decision that Facebook and Apple have made:  For those who want to temporarily stop their biological clocks and delay having children, the Silicon Valley tech giants will cover the cost of this procedure that allows women to store their unfertilized eggs to use in the future. This is a generous offer as egg freezing is terribly expensive — $10,000 to…
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    Evil HR Lady

  • Lessons in Leadership From Donkey Hiking

    Evil HR Lady
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    Learning how to be a leader can happen through a seminar, or through living life. Often, though, lessons in leadership happen everywhere, and sometimes against our will. My first mistake was having a late night meeting, leaving my husband and children home alone. By the time I got home at 10:00 pm the trek had been planned–four days of hiking with two donkeys. So, this is how I found myself in southern France, with two donkeys, Romeo and Gaspard. While I expected to be brayed at and to smell a bit like a donkey (this, unfortunately, happened), I was surprised at the management lessons I…
  • Why Neutral References Don’t Work

    Evil HR Lady
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:58 am
    You want to protect your business, so you listened to your attorney and you implemented a policy of only “neutral” references. That is, you only confirm dates of service and title. This is a great policy, and the one recommended by many attorneys. In fact, last week, I asked six labor and employment attorneys their opinion and all six said that should be your general policy, especially for bad employees. (They all had exceptions, as well, and you should especially note Donna Ballman’s point that you don’t want to keep your former employees unemployed.) As Jon Hyman…
  • Nordstrom’s Awesome Employee Handbook is a Myth

    Evil HR Lady
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    Nordstrom’s famously has the shortest employee handbook ever. Here is the entire handbook: Welcome to Nordstrom We’re glad to have you with our Company. Our number one goal is to provide outstanding customer service. Set both your personal and professional goals high. We have great confidence in your ability to achieve them. Nordstrom Rules: Rule #1: Use best judgment in all situations. There will be no additional rules. Please feel free to ask your department manager, store manager, or division general manager any question at any time. It’s totally awesome and I wish it…
  • The Most Valuable College Classes for Small Business Leaders

    Evil HR Lady
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:57 am
    When you enter college, you do so with the hope of learning a few things that will lead to a fabulous career. Looking back, the courses that helped us the most may not have been the ones we’d thought would be important when we were in school. I asked 10 small business leaders and entrepreneurs what college course helped them most over the years. Here are their responses: To find what courses are awesome, click here: The Most Valuable College Classes for Small Business Leaders
  • How to survive in an imperfect work environment

    Evil HR Lady
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    Every job has its downsides. Perhaps it’s too many hours, or an annoying co-worker, or a nit-picky manager, or something else that just annoys you. The grass always looks greener on the other side, but it isn’t always. The reality is, all of us work in an imperfect work environment. The trick is making it work for you. (Now, if your job isn’t merely imperfect, but causing you mental or physical health problems, you should focus on finding a new job so you can get out.) Here are some ideas for surviving: To read the ideas, click here: How to survive in an imperfect work…
 
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    CAREERBRIGHT

  • Career Advice: How To Make Yourself Indispensable

    Shweta Khare
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:07 am
    In the current economic climate, people are always fighting for job roles. When jobs are scarce, you need to ensure that you can hold onto your role no matter what happens. Becoming lazy or complacent in a role won’t cut it. Right now, bosses have the luxury of choosing their staff from a huge pool of talent. That means that if you are not up to the job, your boss can find somebody who is. So that you can have the job security that you need, you should make yourself indispensable. Here are some easy ways you can do just that.   Make your boss’ job easier Remember, your boss is a…
  • How to Lead Like it Matters

    Shweta Khare
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:27 pm
    Roxi Bahar Hewertson cites 4 ways managers, executives and CEOs can create a positive ‘ripple effect’ and make a real difference in their quest for success Whether you’re a manager, executive, or CEO, your leadership style matters. Whether you’re running a large global firm, a small project team or an entrepreneurial venture, it’s the way you communicate and connect to other people that can, and will, make or break your success. The key lies with making each and every connection count—to develop and leverage your skills and play on your strengths—in order to lead like it…
  • Resume Tips for an Accountant Position

    Shweta Khare
    16 Oct 2014 | 5:38 pm
    Accounting assistants are workers who are in charge of accounting in a company or business. They perform tasks such as inventory, bank movements, taxes, portfolio management, expense reports and receipts, etc. If you are an accounting assistant and are looking for a job, create a profile where you can display your most important skills. This article will give you some examples to guide you to streamline your resume and prepare you for some relevant interview questions as you search for jobs as an accounting assistant.   Introduce with relevant experience The first thing a recruiter or…
  • Applying for a Job Online? Everybody Else is as well. Here are 5 Secrets to Stand Out in Online Job Applications

    Shweta Khare
    2 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    These days, the internet possesses a major role in every company not only as a means of communicating between different branches all over a country or even the globe but also in expediting certain processes including human resource functions. These days, almost every aspect of the business operations can be integrated in one system and there are certainly several companies who are exploring the idea of using a cloud HR system. So much for innovations and other more intricate functions, human resource functions have already become more convenient when online applications became a norm. While…
  • 5 Tips to Help Your Company Find the Right Person for the Right Position

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

  • Help Your Direct Reports Create Personal Development Plans

    Michael Lee Stallard
    19 Oct 2014 | 1:01 pm
    #55 Create Personal Development Plans – People are more engaged when they are striving and progressing toward goals. Work with your direct reports to create personal development plans. Help them discover wise goals to advance their careers. Put disciplines in place to help them achieve these goals. Doing so will boost their effectiveness and their connection to you. This is the fifty-fifth post in our series entitled “100 Ways to Connect.” The series highlights language, attitudes and behaviors that help you connect with others. Although the language, attitudes and behaviors focus on…
  • How to Become Indispensable to Your Clients

    Michael Lee Stallard
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:31 pm
                  What makes you indispensable to a client? So indispensable that she treats you as a valued partner and pays you well for a sustained period of time? The obvious answer is to have clearly demonstrable expertise in areas she values. This alone will open doors and close deals for you. It won’t ensure long-term loyalty, however. To become truly indispensable requires a human connection that nurtures trust. Integral to this type of connection is Shared Identity, Shared Empathy and Shared Understanding.  Three Essential Elements for Connection…
  • Connect Through Team Activities

    Michael Lee Stallard
    12 Oct 2014 | 3:24 pm
                  #54 Take Time for Team Activities – Consider activities that you can do together as a team.  Pixar Animation has Pixar University to help create connection among employees.  Each employee has the option to attend up to four hours of classes each week.  The university offers more than 90 classes from filmmaking to drawing.  The motto on Pixar University’s crest is a Latin phrase meaning “alone no longer.” Zappos gives its managers a budget for team-building activities. Team activities done away from work help people to truly focus on…
  • Is It Ever Wise to Swear at Work?

    Michael Lee Stallard
    6 Oct 2014 | 5:32 pm
                  By Michael Lee Stallard and Katie Russell You discover a careless error your administrative assistant made in printing a proposal you need to present to a potential new client in a few hours. Should you swear to express your frustration? How about when you are speaking to the people you lead who are clearly not giving their best efforts? How about if you are a woman in a male-dominated culture and you want to fit in?  Would cursing be wise in that situation? A recent Quartz.com article argues that in circumstances like these, swearing is ok.
  • Help Colleagues in Need

    Michael Lee Stallard
    5 Oct 2014 | 5:27 pm
    #53 Help Colleagues in Need – It connects with people when you reach out to show you care or help them during a time of need. The Beryl Companies has “Beryl Cares” to monitor the needs of employees and coordinate a response. If you learn about a colleague who is sick, or has a serious illness or death in the family, respond in an appropriate way. Perhaps you could send a card to let him/her know you are thinking of him/her and offer to help if needed. This is the fifty-third post in our series entitled “100 Ways to Connect.” The series highlights language, attitudes and behaviors…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • Some Twitter conversations on Social Media, Job Hunting and HR

    Gautam Ghosh
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:17 am
    Today was an interesting day - I was invited by Tech Mahindra to be a guest on their #TechMChat on Social HR. Just an hour to go for #TechMChat with @GautamGhosh & @SucharitaPalepu sharing their thoughts about Social HR pic.twitter.com/ISsdpricJb— Tech Mahindra (@tech_mahindra) October 17, 2014 So here are some thoughts I shared and the questions I answered A1 @tech_mahindra Social Media can amplify the positive experiences of employee advocates #TechMChat— Gautam Ghosh (@GautamGhosh) October 17, 2014 Internal social media helps is social recognition and learning &…
  • Looking for my next gig

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

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

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

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

  • How Universities Are Failing Their Graduates

    Richard Kirby
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    Universities are failing their graduates in many ways. My purpose in addressing such topics is not to chastise higher education, which I don’t believe can be reformed, but rather to warn future educational consumers and help more recent graduates improve their odds of career success. Last week I attended a panel discussion on the impact of wireless/mobility technologies on learning systems. One of the panel members from a major Atlanta employer made the statement “Our universities are failing us.” It was clear that what he meant by this was that universities are graduating students…
  • If There’s No Work, What to Do Next?

    Alex Freund
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Today’s weak economy has changed the psychology of hiring. During past weak economic times, companies might hire temps, and once the economy gained strength, permanent hiring ensued. We have not yet seen that pattern, and there are weak signs that it’s on its way. The situation has caused various and serious difficulties for most of the unemployed people—in particular, for some who usually have difficulty in making decisions of any sort. Such people have an extra burden this time around because they are sitting ducks waiting for miracles to happen. They are occupationally paralyzed. So,…
  • 5 Tips to Make the Right 1st Impression

    Brian Horn
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    No matter what you are doing, as an entrepreneur, you are networking for the company you created. For that reason, you have to learn how to make a good first impression. You never know when the person you are talking to will be your next client or your next major contract. Here are five tips you can use to improve the first impressions you make on the people around you, so you will be well prepared for whomever life sends your way. 1. Learn Proper Body Language Did you know that the first 10 seconds of a meeting is when people decide most of their opinions about you? You may not even open…
  • Why Advokatfirman’s Michael Sterner Believes Niche Specialization is Essential

    Dan Schawbel
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    [Sponsored Blog Post] As I’ve mentioned numerous times throughout the years, having a niche focus is critical to being successful in business. If you try to be everything to everyone, you will be nothing to no one and people will simply not pay attention to you. You have to come up with a specific area of expertise and focus on one market instead of many. This way, you will have the resources and time required to satisfy that particular market. Choosing the right vertical within your chosen industry will position you and your company for success later. By taking a niche…
  • Conference Strategy Leads to Strong Business Results

    Elinor Stutz
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:30 am
    The Dreamforce Conference has grown exponentially in size compared to its humble beginnings. Frequently, when business faces enormous growth spurts, the fast pace sometimes throws the company off of its game, but not this time. This, too, became a rousing success. What was difference and what can entrepreneurs learn from the lesson? While insider details are not available, from a sales perspective, no doubt stringent details were in place and closely monitored. Most likely, the larger vision to host a conference of that caliber, hosted in five enormous buildings, and targeted to be the best…
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    Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch

  • Video: Don’t let fear make you give up control from “Transition as the New Normal” with Douglas E. Welch

    Douglas E. Welch
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    A short clip from this longer presentation Watch this entire presentation   Enjoy this clip and presentation? Consider a donation via PayPal to support further career talks, videos, podcasts and clips.    Transcript: Fear can drive us to inaction as well. it can cause us to retreat to our cave and basically let the — make the world go away. The worst thing you can do, because if you try to disengage with what is going on around you — one, it doesn’t further your actions. You feel further out of control and, frankly, if you don’t manage your life — if you…
  • Video: Don’t undervalue your achievements from “What is success and why you might have it already?

    Douglas E. Welch
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:20 am
    Don’t undervalue your achievements from “What is success and why you might have it already?  A short clip from this longer presentation Watch this entire presentation   Enjoy this clip and presentation? Consider a donation via PayPal to support further career talks, videos, podcasts and clips.    Transcript: We undervalue our own achievements. Someone will say, “Hey that was a great dinner!” You’ll say, “oh no no no. Found a recipe online.” We always do that. We’ve got to stop doing that. We really do. We have to realize our own achievements…
  • Video: A great career combines your wants, needs and desires from “It’s Your Career, After All” with Douglas E. Welch

    Douglas E. Welch
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    A short clip from this longer presentation Watch this entire presentation Subscribe to my YouTube Channel for more career content   Enjoy this clip and presentation? Consider a donation via PayPal to support further career talks, videos, podcasts and clips.    Transcript: You have to learn about your person wants, needs and desires. These are three words that I come back to again and again and again and again in my career columns and everything I do. Wants are those cool things we want. We want the flashy car. We want the nice house. We want the you know, whatever accoutrement or luxury…
  • Archive: The answer lies somewhere in-between — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

    Douglas E. Welch
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:28 pm
    The answer lies somewhere in-between From the Career Opportunities Archives… Another Little League season begins here in Los Angeles and my son is joining his fifth team. It would be overstating the fact to say that I enjoy this time of year, but I do support my son in doing something that he enjoys, even if I don’t enjoy all aspects of it. One great benefit I receive, though, is the opportunity to observe people and how they interact in this microcosm of the world. Looking back over the last several years, I have mined my time at the baseball field for a number of different essays I…
  • Video: Building a “Hybrid” career from Career Compass: Finding Your Career North

    Douglas E. Welch
    16 Oct 2014 | 11:34 am
    Turn your other interests into a career from Career Compass: Finding Your Career North  A short clip from this longer presentation Watch this entire presentation Enjoy this clip and presentation? Consider a donation via PayPal to support further career talks, videos, podcasts and clips.      Maybe you’re a musician, like my friend Andrea, and you have to make things work out. Well, one of the ways for musicians that I often recommend — and for other people that have outside interests — is, if you can’t do the job fully — if you can’t be a full time…
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    Bailey WorkPlay

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • From Your Comments: Round 2 Voting For The New JobMob Logo

    Jacob Share
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:01 am
    Now which is your favorite? In Round 1 of the voting, Concept 1 came out strongly with the win, gaining 66% of the vote. That was actually its lowest showing, after initially trending over 80%. With your many email and blog comments in hand, the guys over at Emske have returned with some followup variations. Below are 3 new takes in addition to the Round 1 Winner. Browse them all and then vote in the poll at the bottom, just like last time. And also just like last time – send in your helpful suggestions and detailed feedback, or just a quick reaction. You can see we’re listening…
  • 35 Resume Filenames Recruiters Won’t Respond To

    Jacob Share
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    What if you’re accidentally aiming for the resume black hole? This article is brought to you by The Introvert Whisperer: The 5 Common Ways Introverts Commit Career Self-Sabotage and How to Avoid Them: Unique and expert career advice in 5 powerful videos created especially for Ambitious Introverts. As much as you might want to think otherwise, recruiters are people like you and me. They get too much email to read it all, they have anti-spam filters in their inboxes and they misplace downloaded files too. So if your emailed resume or CV has a filename that’s unclear at best or…
  • Top 200 Job Search & Recruitment Facebook Pages of 2014

    Jacob Share
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    The most popular spots for job seekers on Facebook right now. How to use this list Each row shows how many people like that page and mentions languages used there besides English The description was taken directly from the Facebook page itself A country flag shows which country that page is aimed at while the globe icon () is for pages with international scope Share this list on Facebook! (And don’t forget to Like the JobMob Facebook Page). Where most job seekers hang out on Facebook 200. State Farm Careers – 18,232 people like this – Join an industry leader as a State Farm…
  • Vote For The New JobMob Logo & Branding

    Jacob Share
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:42 am
    Which is your favorite? Well over 7 years since JobMob was created and it still has the same logo and branding. Time for a refresh! The guys over at Emske have begun working on some new logo ideas and I’d love to hear what you think. Below are the 3 concepts they’ve imagined so far, each one accompanied with a short description. Browse them all and then vote in the poll at the bottom. If you have any suggestions, feedback or would just like to explain your choice to me and Emske’s designers, that would be great! Leave a comment for that. Concept 1 Description In this logo…
  • How Soft Preemption Matters in Job Interviews

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Current Searches as of October 15, 2014

    Harry Joiner
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:57 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 - GM of Ecommerce (Los Angeles, CA) - Full write-up NEW - SEO Manager (Los Angeles, CA) - Full write-up NEW - Ecommerce Marketing Manager (Salt Lake City, UT) - Full write-up NEW - Manager Digital + Cust Exper…
  • 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 10 Coolest Corporate Campuses in the World

    Gerri
    1 Oct 2014 | 7:56 am
    For all of you high achievers out there, your workplace is probably the largest single place that you spend time in. While there have been some wacky theories over the years as to what type of office surroundings make more productive, when you see the perfect office, most of the times it’s obvious. From a corporate perspective, whatever keeps employees stress-free, in touch with the brand, and creative often increases productivity. But this is easier said than done. And many firms throw tons of money at atrocious offices. For some inspiration, check out our picks for the ten best…
  • 10 Incredible Innovations Born from Social Media and Crowdsourcing

    Gerri
    7 Aug 2014 | 4:27 pm
    Image Source When you’re making a new product, you have to get your market data. No matter how cool or groundbreaking the invention, your product wont sell if you aren’t in touch with what the customer wants. Traditionally, this is dealt with by beta testing, polls, trust in an inventor’s vision, or iterating through different versions of a product to see what works best. Today, customers can choose exactly what they want – from features, to design, and even price point– through crowdsourcing. Crowdsourcing is the practice of utilizing an engaged audience for…
  • Zen Planner’s Critical Flaw As A Gym Management Software – Review

    Ryan
    6 Jul 2014 | 7:46 pm
    I’ve been helping to start up a new fitness center and we’ve been working with Zen Planner as the gym membership software. If it weren’t for this one critical flaw, I’d be able to heartily recommend ZenPlanner for its simplicity of setup and use (cloud based) and feature richness. So what’s the flaw? There is no way for members to sign-in unless they are signing into a class. So signing in for “use of facilities” can’t be tracked unless it is turned into a class. The typical gym owner wants to track one of two things if not both: 1) when a…
  • 10 Up and Coming Business Leaders Who Are Shaking Things Up

    Gerri
    9 Jun 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Image Source When Ford made his first cars, how many farriers did he put out of business? How many children, however, did he help get to school? Without disruption in industries by business leaders the world we know today wouldn’t be recognizable. The cool part is, we have a front row seat to more disruption and new technology than has ever been made. You may only know some of the names on this list by what they’ve made. But chances are, many of them are on their way to becoming household names.
  • Could This Be a New Normal for United States?

    Gerri
    4 Mar 2014 | 10:13 am
    Some people take the position that the Great Recession is over. Others state that there is a new normal when it comes to poverty in the United States. It could be argued that both positions speak the truth. Some states in the country are experiencing great employment and high levels of median household income, while others are still registering high levels of unemployment with many households below the poverty level. Looking across the country at two aspects of poverty, the number of people relying on food stamps and the jobs that were lost during the 2007-2009 recession, may show a picture…
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    Career Hub

  • Is Your Job Search As Cool As a Caterpillar?

    billiesucher
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:30 pm
    After work last week, I went outside to do some Fall cleanup. In the garage, I noticed a caterpillar which I named HimHer. HimHer was bookin’ it – definitely on cruise. I wondered “Where are you going so fast, HimHer...
  • A Saying That Doesn't Make Much Sense for Today's Job Seeker

    billiesucher
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:33 am
    Surely you have heard the old saying “what you don’t know won’t hurt you.” Surely, you don’t believe that if you are looking for a job, or do you? Some things you might not know as it pertains to career...
  • Wonder What the Hiring Manager Looks Like?

    billiesucher
    8 Oct 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Do you have an interview coming up in the next few days? Have you been invited to meet the Hiring Manager for breakfast, lunch or dinner? Did HR arrange the meeting and you have no clue what the person who...
  • How Short Term Thinking Can Derail Your Career

    Jean Cummings
    3 Oct 2014 | 8:53 am
    Image attribution: ktla.com Is this you? Do you find that the pressures of day-to-day work and home responsibilities keep you from doing what you need to do to get a good job fast in the future? I think that would...
  • The Kind of Resume That Works Now

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

  • 3 questions to ask yourself for more happiness at work

    Alexander Kjerulf
    15 Oct 2014 | 9:50 am
    We gain much of our happiness at work (and in life) by appreciating the good things we have and do. Sure, you should also make sure to improve your circumstances and address any problems but it is just as important to be able to appreciate the things that work. This is hard. Negativity bias is one of the most well-established psychological phenomena and it means quite simply that our minds devote more mental focus and cognition to the bad than the good. Simply put, our thoughts automatically go to problems, annoyances, threats and fears but remembering and appreciating the good in our…
  • How to greet your employees in the morning

    Alexander Kjerulf
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
    Two Danish bosses decided to greet their employees in a special way one Monday morning. Each employee got an energetic, friendly (and loud) greeting and a breakfast plate to take to their desk.
  • 5 things businesses should NEVER copy from sports – and 3 they should

    Alexander Kjerulf
    6 Oct 2014 | 2:43 am
    Many companies look to sports for cues on motivations and performance and star athletes and coaches and make big bucks as corporate speakers. There is this unquestioned assumption that if you’re successful in sports, you can teach workplaces something that will make them more effective. I’d like to challenge that assumption :) In fact, I believe there are so many fundamental differences between running a business and (say) coaching a football team that it becomes almost impossible to transfer any principles or practices. Here are 5 things businesses should definitely not…
  • Friday Woohoo (or should that be Woof-hoo?)

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

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

  • Becoming the Boss: Don’t Let FOMO Make You Miss Out on Leadership

    Lindsey Pollak
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    As I wrote last month, the third step to becoming the boss is to last as a leader, continuing to grow and thrive throughout your career even when times get tough. Leadership is a marathon, not a sprint — and like marathoners, leaders need to commit if they hope to succeed. One way Millennials differ […] The post Becoming the Boss: Don’t Let FOMO Make You Miss Out on Leadership appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • How to Recruit and Engage Millennials

    Lindsey Pollak
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Organizations in both the public and private sectors are trying a variety of tactics to recruit, engage and retain Millennial employees. And what they’re finding is that it’s not all about flashy perks. Employers that are interested in hanging on to these dynamic and creative employees need to understand that Millennials are looking for flexibility […] The post How to Recruit and Engage Millennials appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • Generation vs. Generation: How Can We All Get Along at Work?

    Lindsey Pollak
    14 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    You probably just think of yourself as you, not part of a massive demographic group. But seeing yourself as a member of a generation is valuable, because it can help explain why your motivations, preferences and work style may seem different from those of your colleagues. Below is a quick primer on each of the […] The post Generation vs. Generation: How Can We All Get Along at Work? appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • Why Millennials Matter in the Workplace

    Lindsey Pollak
    10 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Whether other generations like it or not, Millennials matter in the workplace. With their approach to what it means to be an employee, they are changing the way HR departments and managers relate to workers in all generations. They dream big and aren’t afraid to go after what they want — even if it means […] The post Why Millennials Matter in the Workplace appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
  • URL vs. IRL: How Should You Build Your Personal Brand?

    Lindsey Pollak
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:16 pm
    As a professional today, your online image is essential. It’s just as likely that a potential client will “meet” you through a Google search as at a professional conference. Or, if you’re job hunting, that a recruiter will view your credentials on the LinkedIn®  app as on a paper resume. Every professional must craft and […] The post URL vs. IRL: How Should You Build Your Personal Brand? appeared first on Lindsey Pollak.
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    HR Daily Advisor

  • Say ‘Nein’ to Nonstop E-mails to Save Workers’ Sanity

    Elaine Quayle
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Americans are so obsessed with checking their e-mails on their smartphones almost 24/7—even those sent by their bosses—that they check them on weekends and vacation and sometimes walk into telephone poles or out into streets while reading them. But does the constant contact with work cause employees unreasonable and unhealthy stress? “Jawohl,” says German Employment Minister Andrea Nahles. Telling a German newspaper Rheinische Post that “there is an undeniable relationship between constant availability and the increase of mental illness,” the Minister has requested the Federal…
  • Guess Who’s Thinking Outside the ‘Bun’ on Employee Comp and Benefits?

    Melissa Blazejak
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    All this hoopla around workers’ rights leads some to believe that the fast-food industry is corrupt and unethical, but then the magazine Bon Appétit surprises us all with its top 10 list of fast-food restaurants that treat their employees well. Recently, major fast-food companies like McDonald’s®, Burger King, and Wendy’s have come under fire for exploiting their workers and not paying them a living wage. The fight for minimum wage hikes dominate the news, and President Obama is pushing Congress to increase the national minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour. Topping the Bon…
  • Incentive Plan Funding, Improvements, Evaluation (Survey Results)

    Stephen Bruce, PhD, PHR
    16 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    Yesterday’s Advisor began our coverage of the incentive Pay Survey; today, more survey results, including how respondents fund incentives, how they communicate their plans, how they evaluate, and how they would improve them. Funding of Incentives Our survey looked at four types of funding for variable pay plans, including discretionary funding, a percent of payroll, reduced costs, and/or increased revenue. Performance bonuses (24.3%), referral bonuses (22.7%), and 401(k) match (14.6%) are the top three plan types supported by discretionary funds. The top three funded by a percent of payroll…
  • Two-thirds of Employers Provide Some Type of ‘At risk’ Pay to Employees (Survey Results In)

    Stephen Bruce, PhD, PHR
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:20 am
    BLR’s 2014 Variable Pay Survey reveals that almost two-thirds of participants put some employee pay at risk. Some 1,452 employers participated in the recently completed survey. Here are some highlights: Individual short-term incentives (less than 1 year) are offered by 57.8% of survey participants who responded to the question. The three most important reasons why employers provide variable pay are to: Improve individual performance/productivity, 61.5%; Recognize employee contribution to the organization, 59.3%; and Improve overall productivity, 44.2%. 53.8% indicated variable pay is very…
  • I Tripped over the Cone, but It Has Nothing to Do with Me Being Intoxicated!

    Melissa Blazejak
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    In another case of workers’ compensation gone wrong, a longshoreman was temporarily awarded workers’ comp for tripping over a safety cone, until the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals intervened and uncovered the truth. The longshoreman did more than just trip over a cone. According to court records, the man drank a couple of beers when he started his shift, a few more during the first 3 hours of work, four to five more for lunch—and finally finishing the day with a half pint of whiskey. All that alcohol consumption really takes its toll on your bladder! A half hour after his shift ended, the…
 
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    CEO Blog - Time Leadership

  • 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…
  • Growing Ice Cream

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

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

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

  • How to Figure Out if You Need a Career Change

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:45 am
    * This post was first published to the Work Happy Now community via email. I worked in the financial industry for seven years, and I hated talking about how to increase our checking account sign-ups. It just wasn’t fun. . I knew for at least three years that I needed to get out of the industry, but never did anything about it except make it known that I wasn’t happy. I complained way too much. I made myself miserable. I stopped trying to grow my career. I was laid off in 2011 and the hard decision was made for me. I was forced to figure out my next move. I recently watched an interview…
  • Why Is Purpose so Important to Your Happiness?

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:45 am
    I recently read an article that said, don’t follow your passions. What? I almost passed out. That’s stuff from the 1950’s. Ignore how you feel and just do the work. You can just be happy after you retire. How well has that worked for people over the last 80 years? Just look at the people in your community who enjoy their careers. They enjoy their work because they care about the results. How often have you tried to do something you thought would be fun, but it ended up feeling like drudgery? I had a friend who was a really good writer. He hit some literary success, but he hated it. He…
  • 5 Games for Your Brain to Make Your Work More Fun

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:05 am
    Your career success is based on how much fun you have in your work. Look at the projects that you are most proud of. Most likely you enjoyed the work itself as well as the results. You were able to find the best mindset for the tasks you needed to do in order to complete your project. And you had an emotional connection to your work. It’s this connection that needs to happen naturally or you need to manufacture in order to maximize your career success. I’m currently putting the finishing touches on a project I call Unlock Your Career Happiness. I want to help you bring more energy to your…
  • Do You Have a Job or a Career?

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    1 Oct 2014 | 3:16 pm
    It’s a simple question that most of my coaching clients get as soon as I ask it. Most of the time, they answer right away. The subtle difference between a job and a career is that a job is something you do for the money, and a career is work you do because you care about the results. A career helps you become a better person and help people you care about. For most of my life, I was stuck in a job. This changed in 2011 when I was laid off. “You can fail at something you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance doing what you love.” – Jim Carrey I know no career is perfect.
  • 101 Tips to Make Work More Fun

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

  • Maria Popova on Writing, Workflow, and Workarounds

    petewilliamspreneurgroup
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:16 pm
    “Why put in the effort to explain why it isn’t a fit, if they haven’t done the homework to determine if it is a fit?” – Maria Popova [1:23:00] Maria Popova has written for amazing outlets like The Atlantic and The New York Times, but I find her most amazing project to be BrainPickings.org. Founded in 2006 as a weekly email to seven friends, BrainPickings now gets more than 5 million readers per month (!). I read very few blogs regularly, but BrainPickings is one of the few that makes the cut.  It’s a treasure trove. BrainPickings is Maria’s one-woman…
  • The $5,000 Secret Santa and Other Goodies

    Tim Ferriss
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:05 am
    This is a housekeeping post with one time-sensitive update and smaller recommendations. It’s split into two parts: The $5,000 Secret Santa Bite-sized Recommendations: 2 Books, 2 Movies, 2 Tweets, and 2 Songs. The $5,000 Secret Santa The short version: I’ve decided to go crazy and do a one-time-only $5,000 Quarterly box. It’s limited to the first 1,000 people, and it will ship before December 25. For that reason, I’m calling it the “Holiday Mega-Box.” If you’re interested in learning more, please click here. (Note: This is completely separate from the…
  • NOBNOM Winners and Other Updates

    Tim Ferriss
    17 Oct 2014 | 10:30 am
    2008 pic, RV breakdown en route to Burning Man. Shit happens, but that’s OK. Ladies and gents! A few updates: 1) If you missed instructions for the three quick-start videos from Tony Robbins, or his morning breathing routine and Cryotherapy, I’ve added the links here. 2) I’m so very sorry for the delay in announcing NOBNOM prize winners.  Many of you have rightly asked: What the hell, Ferriss?  Why the radio silence? To that, I answer: Mea culpa. Alas, I simply get my ass kicked sometimes. This time around, a few things happened: 1) Lyme disease completely annihilated my…
  • Tony Robbins on Morning Routines, Peak Performance, and Mastering Money

    petewilliamspreneurgroup
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:35 am
    “Our revenues are now over $5 billion annually. Without access to Tony and his teachings, Salesforce.com wouldn’t exist today.” – Marc Benioff, Founder of Salesforce.com “[Tony] distills the concepts of the best investors in the world into practical lessons that will benefit both naïve investors and skilled professionals.” – Ray Dalio, Founder of Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund Tony Robbins is the world’s most famous performance coach. He’s advised everyone from Bill Clinton to Serena Williams, and from Leonardo…
  • Ramit Sethi on Persuasion and Turning a Blog Into a Multi-Million-Dollar Business

    Tim Ferriss
    9 Oct 2014 | 11:46 am
    If you want detailed tactics and hilarity, Ramit Sethi is your man. Here one quote from this episode, to give you an idea: “Indian people don’t get punched, dude. We don’t get into fights. We’re doing spelling bees.” Ramit Sethi built his personal finance blog up to 500,000+ readers per month, and has since turned it into a revenue generating monster. I don’t use that phrasing lightly. In this episode, we dig into the nitty-gritty tools, software, and experiments he’s used to turn a college side project into a multi-million-dollar business with 30+…
 
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    Hire-Engineers.com

  • Power-Electronics Engineer

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

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

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

    bradley
    6 Dec 2011 | 9:39 pm
    TalentBurst, Inc. require a “Senior Software Engineer” in United States: work. A typical software engineer researches, designs… aerospace, business, scientific and general computing applications. An entry level software engineer… jobs by
  • Systems Security Engineer 3 (Network Consulting Serivce Engineer) (C)

    bradley
    6 Dec 2011 | 9:39 pm
    Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. require a “Systems Security Engineer 3 (Network Consulting Serivce Engineer) (C)” in North Charleston, SC: worldwide with aerospace products and services;… manner. 5. Serve as a resource for junior level engineers transferring knowledge and identifying training… jobs by
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    Epic Living

  • The Trade

    Eric
    21 Oct 2014 | 5:59 am
    As I progress through life, I am more aware of the trade offs each day brings. When I look at my calendar, when I reflect on my thoughts or when I consider a business opportunity. Regardless of the situation, a trade is made in everything. Like you I want to be pleased by what I trade. In my younger days I thought I was made of steel. I still feel really strong. I just now pause and consider my choices more carefully. I’ve found an interesting correlation between feeling like a man of steel and ignoring life’s trade offs; comfort. Comfort is worshipped in many parts of the world.
  • The Ironies of the Office

    Eric
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    //www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XD2kNopsUs The above is a wonderful talk from Jason Fried. He makes numerous points, with suggestions on how to make it better, about the ironies that are found in the office. Can you relate?  
  • Blind Spots

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • 12 Things I Learned from Wandering the World

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

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

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

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

  • 10 Ways to Juice Up Your Job

    Alexandra Levit
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    When it comes to the topic of finding one’s passion, Curt Rosengren is the man with the plan. He’s been blogging on this issue longer than anyone else I know, and here’s what he had to say on Wild About Work: “Far too often when people’s careers start to get a little stale, they do one of two things. They either go into ‘grit your teeth and suck it up’ mode (after all, work IS a four-letter word, right?), or they do a swan dive out of the frying pan into the fire by making a knee-jerk job change, hoping they can leave that boredom and frustration behind.” You…
  • Quality Isn't a Fluff Concept After All

    Alexandra Levit
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    According to a study covered in a recent Harvard Business Review article, companies with highly developed quality cultures spend, on average, $350 million less annually fixing mistakes than companies with poorly developed ones.  The research, which was commissioned by CEB—an advisory firm of more than 60 multinational companies—revealed that employees who ranked their companies in the top-quintile in terms of quality made 46 percent fewer mistakes in their daily work than employees in bottom-quintile companies.  The High Price of Everyday Mistakes In the survey employees…
  • Stamp the Cynicism Out of Your Office Culture

    Alexandra Levit
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    One of my first managers used to say a bad attitude in the workplace is like cholera. Once one person gets it, unfortunately, it spreads like wildfire before taking down the original source. And over the years, I’ve seen one coworker’s negativity significantly affect the culture of an entire team. In another small-business case I heard about recently, in which the CEO himself possessed a bad attitude, the staff became so demoralized that the entire company went under. As the publisher of Forbes, Rich Karlgaard has seen it all, and he felt that employee cynicism was enough of a problem to…
  • Honing Your Core Entrepreneurial Skills: Business Acumen

    Alexandra Levit
    13 Oct 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. According to the Career Advisory Board’s 2013 Job Preparedness Indicator study, business acumen is one of the most desired but rare leadership in today’s economy.  Having strong business acumen means possessing a clear understanding of the company’s strategy and…
  • Career Lessons from an Unconventional CEO

    Alexandra Levit
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Fred Cook, the CEO of PR juggernaut GolinHarris, has worked with Jeff Bezos, Michael Eisner, and Steve Jobs. You would expect him to have attended the best schools, gotten the best grades, and racked up marketable skills before he could legally vote. But the best thing about Fred is that none of those things are true. As he describes in his new book Improvise: Unconventional Career Advice from an Unlikely CEO, Fred got to where he is through a diverse set of experiences that includes pool hustling, selling Italian leather on the streets of Florence, and getting arrested while working as a…
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    Minnesota Headhunter

  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

    Minnesota Headhunter
    14 Oct 2014 | 8:31 am
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Contract To Hire Recruiters - Full Time Contract Job - UnitedHealth Group Contract Technical Recruiter - Full Time Contract Job - Cray Recruiting Director - Full Time Job - Merrill Corporation Technical Recruiter - Full Time Job - Silicon Graphics Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Job - CHS (Cenex Harvest States) Sourcer - Full Time Job - Thrivent Financial Sr Finance Recruiter - Full Time Job - Target Technical Recruiter - Full Time Job - Starkey Hearing Technologies Senior Recruiter - Full Time Job - Vascular…
  • Be Aware Of This LinkedIn Phishing Email

    Minnesota Headhunter
    10 Oct 2014 | 9:51 am
    A week ago on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook I posted the following status update (click image to make it larger): Phishing for LinkedIn password? Received this today... note the email address   I have at least 15 friends and colleagues reply that they too received the same message. Unfortunately the past 24 hours I have seen a couple of LinkedIn status updates that appear to me to have been from “hacked” accounts. By “hacked” I mean posting updates that I know the account owner would never post. I don’t know if the legit owner of the account lost control of it. Be aware and…
  • 10 Minnesota Startups To Pitch Steve Case At Rise Of The Rest

    Minnesota Headhunter
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:01 am
    The Rise of the Rest Tour rolled into Minneapolis this morning. Steve Case, Co Founder of AOL and startup investor, is in town for a series of events today similar to ones held in other cities to promote entrepreneurism and show case what is going on outside of Silicon Valley. There was a breakfast this morning at CoCo and then a tour of some startups. And this afternoon a series of events: Fireside Chat Conversations with Steve Case, CEO of Revolution, Co-Founder, AOL; and Steve Clemons, Editor at Large, The Atlantic. Presented by The Atlantic Rise of the Rest Pitch Competition 10 Startups…
  • Press Release: Coding Bootcamp To Launch In Minnesota

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

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

  • Client Interaction Fundamentals

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

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

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

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

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

  • Should you dress up for Halloween at work?

    Miriam Salpeter
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    For children, Halloween is a fun time to be imaginative and become anyone you want to be. Adults have co-opted this holiday for their own purposes, and some even bring their fantasy selves to work in the form of a dress-up day. Is it a good idea to dress up at work for Halloween or a big mistake? The answer is “it depends.” It depends on where you work and what you plan to wear. Workplaces Where Dressing Up Is Part of the Job In some workplaces, dressing up is expected and considered part of the organization’s culture. For example, if you’re a teacher, and everyone…
  • How a Digital Detox Can Help Your Career

    Miriam Salpeter
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    How interconnected do you need to be? Have you thought about how being tethered to mobile devices may impact your career and wellbeing? This is a guest post by Lindsey Pollak, a bestselling author, Millennial workplace expert and spokesperson for The Hartford’s My Tomorrow campaign. Last year, 2013, marked the first year that Americans spent more time online on our mobile devices than on our computers. Millennials, not surprisingly, lead the pack in mobile—spending the most time shopping, texting and reading the news through their smartphones and other devices. This past February,…
  • What happens when you lie on your resume

    Miriam Salpeter
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    “Seeking liars; apply within.” An unlikely headline for any job. While some employers may be lazy and fail to confirm credentials before hiring certain applicants, people who embellish their qualifications or lie about them are always at risk for losing their positions — even after having worked in the job for years. Case in point, news reports indicate that Steve Masiello’s coaching career has gone into limbo because the University of South Florida (USF) decided to verify his credentials before extending a formal offer to recruit him away from his current position…
  • Can you “text in” sick at work?

    Miriam Salpeter
    5 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    No matter where you work, knowing how to communicate effectively with your boss, colleagues and clients is key to your continued success. However, with so many different mechanisms to get in touch with people, it isn’t always easy to choose the most appropriate tools to communicate. For the traditionalists, in-person communication has always trumped all other methods, including other long-standing options, such as telephone and email. However, what if your boss or team reside in far-flung spots all over the globe – or at least all over town? Many people rarely, if ever, see…
  • Strangest reasons to miss work

    Miriam Salpeter
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Is work becoming tiresome? Do you need a “mental health day” and a break from your job and co-workers? Sometimes, just calling in sick (cough, cough) doesn’t seem inventive or interesting enough, and you ramp it up a bit by offering a more interesting excuse. Before you decide to call in sick (when you’re not really sick), or provide another excuse to stay home, keep in mind that some distrusting employers may decide to check up on you. A survey from Career Builder found 30% of employers checked in on employees to make sure they weren’t making up excuses to…
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    JibberJobber Blog

  • Why Tell Your Network What You Do When They Already Know What You Do?

    Jason Alba
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    Someone at the Business Insider took one of my LinkedIn Articles (The Question That Makes Job Seekers Sound Stupid) and chopped it up to make an article on their website.  I’m thankful that they attributed it and linked to JibberJobber. The comments are pretty lame, however.  It’s sad what people say when they are anonymous.  Here’s the first comment, from “anonymousl_66″): Dippy article. I get the point of not looking desperate by saying “I’ll do anything”, but if you’re asking friends in your network if they know of any openings,…
  • JibberJobber in the News (TheMuse.com, Time Magazine, Philly.com): Organize Your Job Search

    Jason Alba
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:48 am
    I don’t share this as often as I should, but I’ll share it today. JibberJobber is regularly recommended by career professionals as a great tool to organize and track your job search.  You already know about TheMuse.com article (I blogged about it here), where we were #2 on the list of 10 Job Search Tricks That Will Change Everything You’ve Been Doing. Yesterday Time Magazine reprinted the article, written by Anna Runyan.  We’ve been in US News and World Report and a few other magazines, but I think this is the first time we’ve been mentioned in Time (and a nice…
  • Why Track Jobs That You Wouldn’t Apply To?

    Jason Alba
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    Stephen is a very smart user who has emailed my team with a number of ideas enhancement requests.  Stephen said that he uses JibberJobber to track jobs that he applies to, but also to track jobs he doesn’t apply to.  I thought this was interesting. Why would you track jobs that you aren’t going to apply to? Stephen’s reasons: To gain insight into other needs of the company, departments, systems, etc. To perhaps identify issues the company has (like high turnover) I would add: To understand what the market is currently looking for, with key words and phrases I could use in…
  • What’s New in JibberJobber!

    Jason Alba
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:10 am
    Last week we did a release that fixed a few bugs here, cleaned up a few bugs there.  I shared this on Friday with my JibberJobber LinkedIn Group (click here to join). Here are three new features that you should know about: The List Panels have been optimized to be faster. Instead of taking a few seconds to load my Contacts List Panel (I have a lot of contacts, so it sometimes took six or seven seconds to load), it’s now taking about one second.  I’m guessing you won’t notice this if you have less than a thousand records in any List Panel, but if you have more than that you…
  • How To: Use a Contact Manager (JibberJobber is a Contact Manager)

    Jason Alba
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    I’m reading David Bradford’s book Up Your Game, and on page 41  he talks about using a contact manager. David is the consummate networker who has also had a terrific career.  He’s a grandpa living in Utah and just recently was the CEO of HireVue, and before that, CEO of the amazing Fusion-IO. He is active on social media and has a big, giving heart. Back to the “contact manager” concept.  In the olden days (well, actually, even today) most people had not heard of a “contact manager.”  Everyone had heard of a Roladex, which is an old-fashioned…
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    Carve Consulting: Social Business Consultancy

  • 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…
  • What’s the cultural significance of a hashtag?

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

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

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

  • HR Famous

    Laurie Ruettimann
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    Seth Godin just wrote an article about the importance of being well known in your industry. The piece is called Famous to the Family, and it shamelessly steals from concepts around market share, minimum viable segment strategies and micro-niche targeting. But because he’s Seth Godin, he gives a hat-tip to himself and says, “I wrote something about this three and a half years ago, but I forgot, and so did most people I talk about this with.” It’s still a good post to read. There are probably six people in your industry who impact your life and shape the future of your…
  • Wedding Festivities

    Laurie Ruettimann
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    Some of you know that my friend is getting married. I am her matron-of-honor because I am matronly and shit. (I fit the job description pretty well. I look okay in a dress. I can organize important events. I can do a toast.) I’ve been thinking about why marriage is so hard. I just read that 43% of heterosexual first marriages will end in divorce within 15 years, and 25% of all men and women report being marriage two or more times by age 50. Other studies show that 50% percent of first marriages, 67% of second, and 73% of third marriages end in divorce. Heterosexual marriage is not…
  • Millennials Love Talking About Themselves #hrtf14

    Laurie Ruettimann
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    I am speaking at HR Tech Fest in Sydney, next month. I am very excited about it. I want to learn from my Australian counterparts, and I want to talk about some of the things that I find important for global human resources professionals: celebrity gossip, fashion and cats. I am working with the conference organizers to pull together a wonderful agenda. The event planners told me that generational diversity — and issues related to millennials — are top of mind for the Australian audience. HR professionals deal with the harsh politicalization of immigration, and they are also…
  • Psoriasis

    Laurie Ruettimann
    20 Oct 2014 | 6:45 am
    I’m just back from the WI SHRM 2014 State Conference. I saw lots of booths on the expo floor. People stood around and talked about HR technology, employee engagement, payroll and health & welfare benefits. (I grabbed a toothbrush from Delta Dental. My whole trip to Madison paid for itself.) I think the most interesting booth was the psoriasis awareness booth. You may wonder — what the hell is that kind of not-for-profit doing at an HR conference? Well, you’re not alone. A lot of people wondered why they were there. Psoriasis affects 7.5 million people in the United…
  • Marathon Monday: Facts and Myths About Running

    Laurie Ruettimann
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:45 am
    The past two weeks have been busy. Just wrapped up my longest run (22.5 miles) and final big run (Bull City Race Fest) before my marathon. Feels good to finish on a high note. This unflattering but funny-as-hell photo was taken by Lindsey Alexander. When she called my name, I nearly wept for joy. Someone knows me! Someone witnessed this crazy suffering! I wanted to share some facts about running, deconstruct a few myths, and break a few stereotypes in the process. Your nipples will chafe. At some point, something on your body might chafe. Everyone overstates the nipple chafing because…
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    Great Leadership

  • Informal Coaching and Feedback

    22 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    "Performance feedback and coaching shouldn’t just happen once a year during a formal performance review. In order to create real, measurable, and meaningful change, it is also important to supplement those formal, documented meetings with continuous, informal coaching that is delivered as things happen."Read Beth Armknecht Miller's guest post over at About.com Management and Leadership to find out how.  
  • There's No Crying in Football!

    20 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Crying at work is in the news again. The latest incident involved New York Giant’s Wide receiver Victor Cruz being driven off the field on a cart sobbingCruz’s unfortunate injury reignited the debate over the appropriateness of not only crying in sports (“There's no crying in baseball! No crying!”), but crying at work.Read my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership for tips on how to deal with crying at work.
  • Why Mindfulness is for Leaders and Not Just Monks

    16 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    Guest post from Scott Eblin - a nice follow-up to my recent post at About.com, from someone that knows more about the topic than I do! Scott is the best at what he does - coaching and advising successful but overworked executives. Buy his new book!You know a topic is hot when it makes the cover of Time.  That’s what happened with mindfulness last year when the magazine ran a cover story called The Mindful Revolution.  When you’re a busy leader and you hear about the latest trend like mindfulness, you may immediately think, “ Yeah, right, I don’t have the time or space…
  • 6 Simple Leadership Don’ts and Dos

    14 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Sometimes we tend to "complexify" things. Things like leadership.That's why I love Bill Treasurer's guest post over at About.com Leadership and Management:6 Simple Leadership Don’ts and Dos 
  • 30 Definitions of Leadership

    13 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
    Leadership has always been an elusive concept to define. Perhaps that’s why it’s so hard to learn and great leaders are in such short supply.There really is no one “right” definition of leadership – so instead, I've published a collection of my favorite definitions over at About.com Management and Leadership, from both the famous and not-so-famous. Read them all, reflect on the kind of leader you want to be known for, and choose one that best fits your own leadership vision.
 
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    The Accidental IT Leader

  • 3 Ways That IT Managers Can Do A Better Job Of Hiring The Right Person

    drjim
    16 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    When A CIO hires someone, they want to do it correctlyImage Credit IT Managers realize that your success rests firmly on the shoulders of those people who are on your team. What this means is that the process of hiring someone is one of your a critical IT manager skills. Hire the right person and you’ll move forward, hire the wrong person and you may stumble or even be asked to leave the firm. How can you go about doing this correctly? Interview People, Of Course In all honesty, the interview is the least effective way of finding out if a candidate is the right person for a job. The…
  • How Can IT Managers Prevent Their Team Members From Burning Out?

    drjim
    9 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    IT managers need to get their team members to take a chill pillImage Credit Isn’t it the dream of every IT manager to have the IT manager skills to create a fully committed team? A team that understands what you are trying to accomplish as a team, has fully bought in to that dream, and is aggressively working to achieve your goals? It turns out that there is a dark side to this dream. You need to be aware of what that dark side is and how you can deal with it before it causes your team to burn out… The Downside of Having An A-Team At first glance, having a totally committed team would…
  • New Book: IT Manager Career Secrets

    drjim
    4 Oct 2014 | 2:11 pm
    You are the only one who is in charge of your IT manger career — do you know what to do? Get the book that tells you how to do this: Paperback, Kindle, or Audiobook Download:
  • Why RITA Is What IT Managers Should Be Doing To Build Better Teams

    drjim
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    IT Managers are responsible for how new people get added to their teamImage Credit As an IT manager you have always be looking for people that you would like to add to your team. However, once you’ve used you IT manager skills to find them, convinced them to join your team, and actually gotten then on board, what should your next step be? It turns out that the answer is RITA… What Is RITA? All too often IT managers think that all that they have to do in order to add great talent to their team is to find the right person and invite them to join. There is very little IT manager training…
  • New Book: Team Building Strategies for IT Managers

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

  • How to Take Control of Your 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 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 […]
  • Job Interview Questions: Tell Me About Yourself

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    2 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    What is the one question you KNOW you will get asked at the beginning of each and every first interview? “So, tell me a little bit about yourself…” My clients continually share with me that although it seems like this should be an easy question to answer, they struggle with exactly what to say! Well […]
  • What to Do When Companies Aren’t Saying Yes

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

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

  • 5 Tips For Reclaiming Your Career & Finding Happiness

    Ariella Coombs
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:45 pm
    Which one describes your morning more accurately? a) Waking up excited to head into work and do what you love. b) Waking up dreading work and seriously considering calling in sick. If the second scenario sounds more like you, it’s time for a change, don’t you think? Related: 4 Ways To Take Ownership Of Your Career Here are five tips for reclaiming your career and finding career happiness: 1. Figure out what the heck is causing the problem. What is it that you HATE about your job? Why do you DREAD going to work? Is it the work itself or the people you work with? Is it a specific task or a…
  • Job Seekers: What Should My Email Signature Say?

    Cheryl Simpson
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:38 pm
    Are you making full use of your email signature to brand your candidacy as a job seeker? With a few tweaks, this simple tool can play a key role in sharing your brand with recruiters, companies, and hiring managers. Related: Why Communicating Through E-mail Is An Ineffective Job Search Strategy Because email is a primary form of business and job search communications these days, it is imperative to think about how your signature is marketing you. If you think about LinkedIn as your online brand “portal,” your email signature is one small but important pathway to lead traffic (recruiters…
  • The 4 Essential ‘P’s’ Of Your Dream Job

    Samantha Mick
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:32 pm
    We’ve all been told that if you choose a job you love, you will never work a day in your life. But, how many people actually have the opportunity to work somewhere they love? In a world where we spend the bulk of our waking hours at work, it seems impossible to think that unhappy employees outnumber the happy ones by two to one. This startling statistic makes many of us wonder, what can we change? QUIZ: Are You Getting Ignored By Your Dream Jobs? By placing more emphasis on what makes us happy, a dream job is entirely attainable. There are four essential things every professional should…
  • 10 Tips For People Who Hate Networking

    Devora Zack
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:30 pm
    Do you associate networking with shameless self-promotion and ‘more = more’? Does that make your stomach turn? Me too! Related: 18 Easy Conversation Starters For Networking Events Networking has a bad reputation as a forum for superficial small talk. Yet real networking is about establishing mutually beneficial, lasting connections, one person at a time. And with my modern approach to networking, even you can shine and thrive at a board meeting, convention, or free-floating cocktail party. The reason so many of us hate networking – and profess to stink at it – is because we’ve been…
  • Where Buzzwords Fit In Your Resume

    Robin Schlinger
    22 Oct 2014 | 9:20 pm
    Where do buzzwords fit into your resume? Read this post to find out! Related: Optimizing Your Resume With Keywords Compare these two statements: “Proactive leader of manufacturing teams.” “Achieved a 20% increase in productivity by reorganizing manufacturing teams.” The first statement uses the buzzword “proactive” but is unsupported by facts. The second statement would light up the eyes of any manufacturing executive or recruiter. Every time buzzwords take over from substantial fact, your resume becomes weaker, until it could apply to any job applicant anywhere. But your goal is…
 
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    Lindsay Olson

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • How to Use Facebook as a Job Search Tool

    Barbara Safani
    2 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    Many people use Facebook on a regular basis to stay in touch with friends and family, but few recognize the value Facebook can play in a job search. Most people find their jobs through people they know, and the affinities on Facebook are perhaps the strongest of any social networking platform. While we might connect with someone on LinkedIn, Google+ or Twitter that we don’t know very well (or at all), we are much less likely to do so on Facebook. The quality of the connections on Facebook lends itself to fertile ground for immediate and meaningful networking. Here are tips for getting…
  • Job Posting Translation Guide

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

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

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

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

  • Use This Technique to Write a Cover Letter that Gets You In the Door

    Rebecca Healy
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:09 am
    You know you should customize your cover letter every time you apply for a new job, but where do you even start? Over at US News, I share a no-fail three-step system to build a compelling cover letter that separates you from the pack and gets you in the door. Read it here.
  • On the Rules No One Else is Playing By

    Rebecca Healy
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:15 am
    The American Dream speaks the language of ambition and its tongue whispers it is not for lack of luck, but lack of effort that you are a failure. Put in the work and you’ll become a success. Luck nor social constructs or randomness or the genetic lottery create the richest men of the world – and they are men – but an exchange of value. The rules are: work hard and be rewarded in return. Except we know that’s not true. “The U.S. has the 4th-highest degree of wealth inequality in the world, trailing only Russia, Ukraine, and Lebanon,” reports former U.S. Secretary of Labor…
  • 3 Work Habits to Cultivate Now

    Rebecca Healy
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Our lives are a series of habits. Our brain craves habits because it wants to be more efficient. We each have good habits and bad habits, and each habit consists of the same loop: a cue, routine, and reward. Over at US News, I share the three key habits you should cultivate at work. Read it here. Update: this post was also picked up by AOL jobs here and Business Insider here!
  • The Loosening of Ambition

    Rebecca Healy
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:41 am
    I have a horrible memory, but I remember Ryan asking me to move to DC. Sitting next to each other knee to knee, looking away, biting my inner cheek while he explained why his company needed to relocate. I waited, re-forming his words in my brain while he talked, and then, he wants me to come with him, doesn’t think he can do it without me. I remember Thank You. Relief. Finally. (And hooray big city!) Thank you for taking me away, letting me play big, taking me with you.  The move, four years ago now, was supposed to be temporary. But it was also supposed to be permanent; you keep up a…
  • Forget Everything You Know About Networking

    Rebecca Healy
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    Do you cringe when you hear about networking? It has a bad rap, but networking is simply about building relationships, which is the cornerstone of both life and every success. Over at US News, I talk about five networking myths that hold you back, and how to start using networking to your advantage. Read it here. Update: this post was also picked up by Business Insider here.
 
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    TotalPicture Radio

  • The Big HCM Race to the Cloud

    Peter Clayton
    3 Oct 2014 | 2:00 pm
    ill Kutik returns to TotalPicture Radio to discuss his Tech Trends feature article in the October issue of Human Resource Executive Magazine, and HRE Online titled "Second Turn of the HCM Horse Race", - an in-depth article that zeros in on the big three in enterprise HCM systems. Watch the video version of this podcast on www.totalpicture.com
  • Bill Kutik: The Merit-Pay-Increase Matrix

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

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

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

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

  • Identifying Employee Favoritism Infographic

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
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  • Identifying Employee Favoritism

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:00 pm
    How to determine if favoritism is actually occurring or just your perception? Favoritism fosters bad feelings amongst colleagues, and oftentimes places a cloud over an entire department — or worse, the company. It wears away at morale, causes good employees to quit prematurely, and comes in many forms so there are usually many “victims.” How about an ...
  • The Never-Ending Job

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    14 Oct 2014 | 6:16 am
    Why should updating your resume be a never-ending job? Do you forget important details? How easily do you remember employment dates, financial details (budgets, profits)? Can you remember details from a year ago? Five years ago? Like anyone, jobseekers face short- and long-term memory loss too. Keeping abreast of changing job responsibilities, like serving on ad-hoc committees or handling special ...
  • How To Use LinkedIn Wisely

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
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  • Top 10 Skills of a Fantastic Secretary and Personal Assistant

    Teena Rose, Executive Resume Writer & Career/Job-Search Strategist
    3 Oct 2014 | 2:00 am
    Being a great secretary or personal assistant (PA) requires more than being able to type quickly and file things away efficiently. There is a whole range of important skills that are essential to make a success of this important job. The efficiency of a PA or secretary can make a huge difference to how smoothly ...
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    Blue Sky Resumes Blog

  • 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…
  • How to Write a Really Great Web Designer Resume

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

  • 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,…
  • Questions Answered: I’m on academic probation; will I still get a job?

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

  • 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! […]
  • Jonathan Wakeham – Paradise Lost

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

  • Effective Listening Is Not About Trying Harder

    Dan Erwin
    14 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Gaining responsibilities in organizations is about getting things done through other people. That means influencing people. But few understand that one important key to that success is listening: it's the primary means for understanding another's attitudes, priorities and commitments. A case in point that I referred to in a previous blog is Teresa Taylor, COO of Quest.  Taylor admitted that very often, rather than listen, she was formulating ideas in her head.  Her task, she soon realized, was to listen not formulate ideas. But that, she said, was not as…
  • Five Ways to Screw Up a Job Change

    Dan Erwin
    12 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Since people are beginning to make a job changes, have started looking for a different position, or are giving serious thought to moving to another company, now's the time to call your attention to a superb HBR article on "bungling" a job change. The article, written by Boris Groysberg and Robin Abrahams, reminds us that the average baby boomer will switch jobs 10 times according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Gen-Y, 12 to 15 times, or more). It also calls attention to the fact that the worker as free agent will be a reality regardless of economic…
  • Does Social Media Make You Anti-Social?

    Dan Erwin
    11 Oct 2014 | 9:13 am
    Well . . . No.  And yes.  The issue surfaces regularly in management situations.  It sounds like this:  "This guy is great with social media, software and applications.  He knows how to work online with other people.  He understands social networking.  But get him or her in front of people and it's a disaster.  So I can't promote him.  Get him out of the cubicle and he's lost.  He doesn't know how to read people." In what seems to be a rejection of the above, Penelope Trunk makes the point…
  • Six Tips for Managing Your Stress in a Stress-Filled Environment

    Dan Erwin
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    One of my international readers from a Middle East nation sent me a very gracious thank you for my blogging.  A Gen-Yer with an MBA and out of school barely three years, he asked me a very important question: I feel like I'm over-stressed all the time.  What can I do to manage my stress better?  First of all, it's not just Gen-Yers who are over-stressed.  I meet people from all walks of life and all the generations who tell me they're overstressed.  Although I have a lot of background in stress management and have taught the…
  • Most People Are Bad at Spotting Liars

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

  • Oct 21, Follow Up on Resume Tips and Techniques

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Find out how to follow up on resume job applications.Sample follow up email and good advice on how to properly follow up after you have submitted your resume make sure you stay on top of your job applications.
  • Oct 20, Sample Interview Thank You Letter

    20 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Sample interview thank you letter can be adapted for your own use.Write a meaningful and professional follow up letter after your job interview and you will immediately get ahead of the competition.
  • Oct 18, Top 10 Tips for Nanny Interviews

    18 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Take these steps to successful nanny interviews.Find out how to prepare for your interview, the type of nanny job interview questions you are likely to be asked, the questions you should ask potential employers and how to follow up properly after your interview.
  • Oct 17, Know What to Expect in Pre Employment Testing

    17 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Pre-employment testing is a common part of the hiring process. It is important that candidates know what is likely to take place and how to successfully handle employment tests. Find out what tests to expect, the best testing tips and techniques and answers to frequently asked employment testing questions.
  • Oct 16, 10 Job Interview Mistakes to Avoid

    16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Don't stop your chances of getting the job with these common interview mistakes. Find out how many candidates sabotage their chances of success and how to make sure you don't do the same thing!
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    thehiringsite.careerbuilder.com

  • Is Your Hospital Ready for Millennials?

    Guest Contributor
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:50 pm
    What will the hospital staff of 2025 look like? New roles will need to be filled. And the millennial generation, also known as Gen Y, will dominate. Will your hospital be ready? Framing the issuee By 2025, millennials will make up the majority of the workforce. Hospitals need to ramp up discussions about how to attract and retain millennials. The 2025 workforce will need more collaboration, relaxed rules and improved face-to-face communication. Medical professionals will have to be technologically nimble. Increased scheduling flexibility, sabbaticals and phased retirements will be more and…
  • Talent Advisor Twitter Chat: How Can You Provide a Great Candidate Experience?

    Deanna Hartley
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    How can you provide a hiring experience that candidates love? How can you get your executives to care about your company’s candidate experience? How can you personalize the experience candidates have with you? What’s the ideal way to measure the success of your candidate experience? If questions like these keep you up at night, take some ZzzQuil you’ll be excited to know many of your peers and experts have similar questions — and we want to connect you with them to get some answers. Where do we even start? As Talent Advisor contributor Matthew Stollak puts it:…
  • 5 New Staffing Challenges: How to Overcome Them

    Mary Lorenz
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:22 pm
    “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel,” Maya Angelou famously said. The late poet could easily have been talking about the staffing industry, where the ability to provide unforgettable experiences sets firms apart from their competitors. CareerBuilder and Inavero’s 2014 Opportunities in Staffing Study reveals, however, that some of the biggest staffing challenges are a consistent, memorable candidate experience. Findings from the study provide insight into how staffing firm professionals can overcome…
  • 3 Career Site Fails of Inc. 5000 Companies — And How to Avoid Them

    Deanna Hartley
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you wanted to get into the online dating scene, it wouldn’t make much sense to sign up on a dating website but not create a profile. You want to put your best foot forward, but how are compatible people supposed to find you? Some companies are making a similar mistake — when it comes to recruiting top candidates, that is. CareerBuilder studied the 2014 list of Inc. 5000 companies and their current recruitment strategies and found that nearly 2 in 5 (39 percent) of them do not have a career site. What’s even more surprising is that 40 percent made it difficult to find any…
  • U.S. to Add 2.5 Million Middle-Skill Jobs From 2013-2017

    Deanna Hartley
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Middle-skill jobs are on the rise and projected to overtake both high- and low-skill jobs over the next few years, according to data by Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI), a CareerBuilder company, in tandem with a new report from USA Today. The U.S. is expected to add 2.5 million net new middle-skill jobs within just a four-year span between 2013 and 2017, which is 37 percent of all projected growth. To put that into context, that number is slightly greater than the 36 percent growth of low-skill jobs and significantly more than that of high-skill jobs (27 percent).
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    Harrison Barnes

  • Do and Give More Than Is Expected of You

    Harrison Barnes
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    When I was 18 years old I spent three months working as a garbage man in Detroit.  It was one of the more interesting experiences of my life. I had taken the job out of necessity because I had the good fortune of being cut off from any spending money by my parents. Facing my first year of college in a few months, I wanted to make sure that I had money for my books and other expenses. When I started the work I threw myself into it with a great deal of enthusiasm. I had not other choice, so I told myself I would make the most of it. If I did a good job collecting garbage there were all sorts…
  • Understand the Nature of People, Jobs and the Environments You Commit To

    Harrison Barnes
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Several years ago a long-term relationship I was in ended and I felt absolutely terrible: the person I was with could not stop fraternizing with other men. At least a few times a week, she would be out with a different man and say it was related to work. We lived together and she would come home late – sometimes she would make excuses that she was staying with friends and would not come home at all. Eventually, I was so angry about this all the time that the relationship ended. One of her male friends had ties to organized crime. He operated check cashing businesses and all sorts of dubious…
  • Run Your Career Based on Facts and Statistics — Not Opinions

    Harrison Barnes
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    One of the worst things you can possibly do is run your career based on the opinions of others. Other people are always going to have differing ideas about where you should work, how much you should work, what salary you should make–and various other subjects relating to your employment. Rather than making decisions based on the opinions of others, it is usually much more productive for you to base your decisions on hard, concrete facts, and empirical data. You can often learn a lot more from facts and figures than you can from the opinions of others. Opinions are fickle and change over…
  • Bad Manners, Rumors, and Your Career

    Harrison Barnes
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    One of the risks you face as you progress in your career is rumors. People may make up various falsehoods and share incorrect (usually negative) information about you. These falsehoods can spread like wild fire and can literally destroy your career overnight. It is even more dangerous when there is an element of truth to these rumors and you do not speak out against them. Rumors can be created by your competitors, by someone who does not like you, or simply by a colleague for seemingly no reason at all. Regardless of the source of information, once a rumor is created, it can damage you a…
  • Being Against Something — and Your Job Search

    Harrison Barnes
    18 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    When I was in college, I decided to start an anti-drug and alcohol-abuse organization. I affiliated with a giant group called BACCHUS (Better Alcohol Consciousness Concerning the Health of University Students), and one year I got funding in the amount of nearly $200,000 from the University of Chicago to bring Bill Bennett (the former “Drug Czar”) to speak to the students. In fact, I made such a presentation to the student counsel one year that they gave me over 35% of the student activities budget to bring in famous speakers and others, to help fight drugs and alcohol on campus.
 
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  • Answering the Future-Oriented Interview Question

    Randall
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Eddie writes: I’m currently working temporary jobs and am seeking a permanent position. I’ve been to several interviews, and two potential employers asked me “Where do you see yourself in the next several years.” Basically, I responded by saying “As long as I have a steady income that I am satisfied with and allows me to be financially independent….” I’m unsure if that was a satisfactory response. I’m somewhat “green” as to how to respond to such a question. Maybe you can give me some advice? The Career Doctor responds: I think…
  • What Does a CEO Do?

    Randall
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Amy writes: In your opinion what is the role of a CEO? What responsibilities and role should this person play in the company? The Career Doctor responds: The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – sometimes also with the title of president or the chairman of the board – is the top dog in an organization. The CEO is the leader of an organization – and often the visionary. He/she is the most visible and important strategic decision-maker. The personal goals and values of the CEO strongly influence an organization’s mission, strategy, and long-term objectives – as well as impact the…
  • Changing One’s Mind about College Major

    Randall
    30 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Angie writes: I am a sophomore in college and I had been majoring in mechanical engineering. I realized that I don’t like this major at all, and I don’t want to be doing it for the next 40 years of my life. I have no idea what I want to do. Can you suggest something that will help me in my search for a new major? The Career Doctor responds: Hi Angie. . . relax, you’ve taken the first – and perhaps most important – step, which is realizing that you have made a mistake and you need to look at other possible careers to find something that better suits your unique skills…
  • Recruiters Push Relocation on Him

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

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

  • Free Resume Samples? Yes, Please!

    adminQRCL
    1 Oct 2014 | 5:49 am
    Looking for a large variety of free job-seeker resume samples? We provide these resume samples as inspiration; we want you to review some of these job-seeker resumes and decide that you can can create an amazing resume for yourself — one that will wow both hiring managers and computers (applicant tracking systems). Our thought here is not that you’ll copy the format or content of any of these resumes, but that you’ll find pieces – strategies, wording, philosophies, and the like – that you’ll be able to apply to your resume to make it even better. You do NOT need to…
  • Nix These Common Blunders on Your Resume

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

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

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

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

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    After a while, all the different interview tips can begin to run together and even feel stale. Dress to impress – done. Do your research – check. Be prepared – got it. It can seem like every job seeker out there is following the exact same advice, and you begin to question if it’s even possible to stand out from your competition during job interviews. The truth is, though, many candidates don’t follow commonsense advice, and actually doing what is recommended will put you at the top of the group. But, how can you go from the top 10 to the number one choice? The answer is to give…
  • Instant Makeover: Look More Professional In Minutes

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Looking your best in job interviews is an essential part of showing potential employers that you’re professional and serious about the opportunity. The same goes for maintaining a level of professionalism and success in the workplace. And, doing so doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there are a number of things you can do right now to make your professional image look even more professional. Here are nine tips for an instant professional make-over. Embrace the power of a neck tie Gentlemen, if you’re heading to a job interview, don’t forget to throw on a nice tie. Wearing a tie…
  • Avoiding Hand Injuries at Work

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    We use our hands for so many tasks that we often take them for granted. Imagine how difficult it would be to brush your teeth, put on shoes, drive, work or do a million other things because of an injury or loss of a hand. Unfortunately, hand injuries occur in the workplace every 32 seconds according to Telecom Insurance Group. Every year 16 million people seek emergency care for hand injuries Most of these accidents are preventable, so it’s very important to know and understand prevention tips. Sources for Hand Injury Prevention WebMD offers valuable tips for preventing finger, hand, and…
  • Want a College Major That’ll Get You Hired?

    admin
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you answered yes, you may want to consider studying business, engineering, or nursing. According to a new report released by Express Employment Professionals, college graduates who have a business, engineering, accounting, or nursing degree will have a much easier time finding jobs than graduates in other professions. By the Numbers More than a quarter of the survey’s 115 respondents said business was the best major for finding employment, followed by engineering, accounting, nursing, computer, and information sciences. “Business is still a good bet for a college major, according to…
  • Are You a Job Search Zombie? Bring Your Job Search Back to Life

    admin
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    The fifth season debut of The Walking Dead has everyone talking, showing that the popularity of all things zombie is not going away anytime soon. And with Halloween right around the corner, the undead will be a popular choice for anyone dressing up for a costume party or a night of trick or treating. Here are three job search lessons you can learn from the undead, and three reasons you want your efforts to find work to be full of life and anything other than zombie-like. What Zombies Can Teach You 1. Move in packs While zombies can be managed fairly easily one on one, when they arrive in…
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    Executive Resume Services

  • One Way To Keep Your Networking Current

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Networking is one of those activities that gets shelved because you are busy. Unfortunately, it’s also one of those activities that needs to be consistent in order to do any good to your career. This is because the nature of networking is relationships, and if you only connect with people when you need them, you are viewed in a negative light. You also miss out on a lot of positive things when you don’t connect, so it’s a good idea to put it on your schedule. If LinkedIn Is A Garden, It Has Weeds One of the most productive professional networking sites available today is…
  • Don’t Ignore Your References

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Have you wondered why you didn’t get called in for an interview when the job was a perfect fit? Maybe it was because when they contacted your references, something went wrong. Good references are one of your biggest assets in a job search because they are independent witnesses who testify that your skills and work habits are suitable — that you will be a good fit for that job. But since references are real people, things change. Choose Your References Carefully The buddy that you party with every weekend is probably not going to be a good reference about your professionalism,…
  • New Survey Shows Executives Need Social Media Skills

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    There are many CEOs who are not interested in social media because they are incredibly busy. Let’s face it though, we are all busy. However, BRANDfog’s 2014 survey on The Global, Social CEO indicates that C-level executives who ignore social media are losing the ability to influence brand reputation and company leadership. The global conversations are happening on social media, and not being part of the conversation means others are controlling the topics. How The Survey Was Conducted A diverse selection of companies, ranging from small startups to Fortune 1000 companies in…
  • 5 Reasons LinkedIn Is Important For Executives

    Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    If you are an executive, then you should be on LinkedIn. Don’t think of it as just another social media website because it is not. It is a networking site for business professionals, and simply having a presence can improve your visibility tremendously. Many executives are finding that out the easy way. Here are 5 solid reasons you should be on LinkedIn right now: Many professionals find their next job through contacts they meet on LinkedIn. The social network used to be considered the place to go when you wanted to find a job. Today, it’s much broader than that, but the…
  • The Top Reason Professional Resume Distribution Works

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Is anybody in your family interested in your family history? My mom is our family historian. She has our family tree going back to the 1600′s! It’s pretty amazing what she’s found out and who she has met along the way. One thing most genealogists will tell you is that researching a family tree is a lot like networking. Many families will have one person in the generation who is willing to keep all the photos and letters and information, and finding that person is like finding a treasure trove. Instead of laboriously working on finding one branch, suddenly you discover that…
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    Mystic Madness

  • The Right Way a Man Should Propose to You

    admin22
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:07 am
    A lot of women go into the wrong relationships with the wrong men. Being a woman, you are the one they walk up to and tell how much they love you. Whom you say yes to is who comes in. Knowing the right man for you might seem difficult but not as a horse passing through the eye of a needle. What are required of you are caution, wisdom and patience if you wish to find true love. True love is detected by the way it comes. So has he come into your life the right way?   There are some necessary procedures that a man must not shortcut when starting a relationship with you. The vitality of…
  • Installing a Fireplace in order to Prepare for the Winter Season

    admin22
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:02 pm
    A fireplace is a must a must device for people in colder region or places that experience snow fall or heavy cold weather during a particular period of the year. For those that experience the winter season, it is a time that most people don't like because of the cold associated with it. If you are living in such area you need to install a fireplace in order to keep your home warmth during the cold period. Fireplace is a device that produces heat and circulate it within a defined space in order to keep it warm. Basically, there are three types of fireplace, namely, the wood (traditional…
  • What You Should Know about a Woman’s Power in a Relationship

    admin22
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:57 am
    When I was a kid, I never could comprehend what my mother used to say about being a female. She believed that women are more unfortunate than men for reasons best known to her (as at then). On my part, I always was of the view that being a man is a heavy burden and becoming a successful man was a further more Herculean task. This though might be true but that’s not the issue at the moment.    It was not until I grew up that I found out the reason behind my mother’s controversial belief. The few advantages women have over men in certain facets of life are not enough to…
  • How to Celebrate Your Boyfriend’s Birthday

    admin22
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:14 am
    One of the special day in everybody's life is their birthday. Though, it is celebrated once every year, people don't normally put their birthday on a low profile. It is a time you know people who love you because they will give you lots of gifts. If you really love your boyfriend, you will try to make him happy during this day. If you are worrying about how to the day memorable for him, you are not alone. You don't have to worry yourself so much about it. There are different ways of making him have a memorable birthday celebration. Here are some of the things you should do to…
  • How to communicate to a Man Through Body Language

    admin22
    18 Oct 2014 | 9:38 am
    Most women talk of body language but have never, and will never use them because they don’t know how to. The use of body language is the most advance and, in fact, the most effective means of romantically communicating to the opposite sex when you want to get him or her in the mood.    Men love body language more than you can ever imagine and as a woman, you’ve got to know how to use yours if you nurture the dream of attracting any man of your choice. For men who understand this perfectly, it is just a matter of a snip of the finger and they are yours. In as much as men…
 
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  • Should I have returned the job offer?

    Nick Corcodilos
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:53 pm
    In the October 21, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job seeker gives back a job offer: I had an offer for a great new job a few weeks ago. Before accepting, I had to resolve some issues regarding my relocation. The company was great during this time and worked with me to make it […]
  • HR Pornography: Interview videos

    Nick Corcodilos
    13 Oct 2014 | 6:46 pm
    In the October 14, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job seeker won’t make a video: My wife, a veteran in her field, began a search for a better job and company. In the past, she used the broken and traditional job hunting methods. After showing her the Ask The Headhunter website and purchasing the […]
  • News Flash! HR Causes Talent Shortage!

    Nick Corcodilos
    6 Oct 2014 | 8:03 pm
    Hold the presses! I’m going to show you how HR created “the talent shortage.” I recently did a Talk to Nick consultation that illustrates why employers aren’t filling important jobs — while they complain there’s a talent shortage. The real talent shortage is in corporate management, where hiring is treated as an expense rather than […]
  • Say goodbye to your psychopathic boss

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

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

  • How to Leverage Alumni Networking on LinkedIn to Find a Job

    Guest Expert
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    If you are frustrated searching job boards, sending resumes into black holes, and not getting responses from prospective employees, what I call “The Alumni Networking Solution” will help you. Research from Jobvite found that “Employees hired through referral are hired 55% faster than those who come from a career site.” I have personally used The Alumni Networking Solution to [...] The post How to Leverage Alumni Networking on LinkedIn to Find a Job appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • Career Direction: From Storyteller To Storydoer

    Guest Expert
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Do you wish you had a crystal ball to see your future career direction? Do you wish someone will tell you what path to take? It really won’t help you. The past can help you to understand and articulate your story to date, and having excellent eyesight and insight can help you to see clearly [...] The post Career Direction: From Storyteller To Storydoer appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • Personal Branding: Where to Start When You Don’t Know How

    Guest Expert
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Launching a personal website, launching a brand, launching a business. These were some of the key search terms on Google when people wanted to begin building a brand. Many of the personal branding articles share ambiguous advice without real actionable steps to act upon. Launching your brand does not need to take months and months [...] The post Personal Branding: Where to Start When You Don’t Know How appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • The 20-Point Job Search Game Plan

    Perry Newman
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Autumn is football season and as I listen to the TV analysts handicapping each game two words are ubiquitous in their conversation when they discuss what it takes for each of the two teams to win. These words are ‘Game Plan’. In football, more than in any other sport, regardless of the disparity of talent, [...] The post The 20-Point Job Search Game Plan appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • How to Improve Communication Skills at Work

    Margaret Buj
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Communication is without the doubt one of the most important business skills, no matter what industry you are in. As a Sr. Recruiter and Interview Coach, I have seen many candidates, often strong technically, fail interviews as their communication skills weren’t strong enough. Most of us process huge numbers of messages every day. However, effective [...] The post How to Improve Communication Skills at Work appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
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    Career Sherpa

  • Social Recruiting Is Staying Strong

    Hannah Morgan
    23 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Social recruiting, using social networks to source and hire talent, isn’t new and it isn’t going away. To understand what recruiters and human resources professionals are doing to find people for openings, you just need to look at the newest Jobvite study. Who Was Surveyed Jobvite surveyed 1,855 recruiting and human resource professionals in August of 2014. This is the 7th year the study has been conducted. They chose a cross section of professionals from various industries, both customers and non-customers of the Jobvite social recruiting software. Use of Social Networks…
  • I’m No Superstar. I’m Just Average

    Hannah Morgan
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:36 am
    Do you have to be a superstar to get hired today? I don’t think so. But it will take a different mindset than just submitting a resume. I’m Nothing Special I’ve heard way too many job seekers proclaim they haven’t done anything outstanding, special or demonstrated herculean success. I get it. I haven’t either.  I haven’t received any company awards or employee of the year recognitions. But that’s normal. Most of us are just average. We do our jobs and usually don’t get a lot of praise. Welcome to the new normal. Instead of relying on external…
  • Summary Sunday: Doing Job Search Better

    Hannah Morgan
    19 Oct 2014 | 4:04 am
    Hunting down jobs on job boards is so 1990s. Let’s step into the present and see what steps a modern day job seeker takes. This short summary contains posts I’ve shared this week on Twitter and other social outlets. I hope you find them helpful and if you want to keep up with the super content I’m re-sharing on social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and Pinterest) check out the RebelMouse link at the bottom. You can subscribe to get a weekly summary delivered via email. 10 Job Search Tricks That Will Change Everything You’ve Been Doing by Anna Runyan on The Daily…
  • 6 Simple Ways to Sleuth Insiders

    Hannah Morgan
    14 Oct 2014 | 5:08 am
    Before the internet, finding a contact name of someone inside a company required a lot of work. Today, there are tools you can use to simplify the sleuthing process and find people inside a company you would like to work for! LinkedIn Of course LinkedIn is the go to tool for finding people. Basic and Advanced Search From the top search menu, select where you want to search. You may want to start with company search to see who you know inside the company first. Those are your strongest allies.   Advanced search lets you refine your search criteria by first name, last name, company (past…
  • 3 Inspiring Visual Resume Examples on SlideShare

    Hannah Morgan
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:59 am
    A traditional resume is so limiting. It doesn’t allow you to really tell your story. So why not supplement your resume with a presentation or “presume.” Here are some more reasons to consider supplementing your work portfolio with one. You build online content, which is search-able and find-able on the web. You demonstrate your creativity and communication skills. You differentiate yourself. It is a noisy world, filled with distractions and short-attention spans. I am not suggesting that everyone who sees your presume will click through every slide, but…just maybe, it…
 
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    Pollock Spark

  • 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…
  • Getting hired today: the hive grows itself

    michaelpollock
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:46 am
    The trend in company culture is to have everything be transparent so that everyone sees everything. Crowd-sourced evaluations and raises and so on. Actually the self-evaluations transparently shared in some companies and commented on by anonymous co-workers put me in mind of the self-criticisms that were so important in Maoist China. I keep hearing the word “humble” from recruiters and hiring managers.  “The first thing we look for in a potential hire is humility.” It’s not the quality of their inspiration or their work that comes first, but their selflessness and their…
  • Let the crowd be the judge of your personality. Why not?

    michaelpollock
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    This hive centric, flattened leadership led me to be concerned that we might be losing the critical value of having a mix of different personalities, backgrounds and experiences for generating creative ideas and innovation.  The hive might just favor its own sort and create a homogeneous community. But wait: someone very smart has developed an app called Kozen which crowd sources views on people’s personality traits. Is John more assertive than Jane?  Is Fred more empathetic than Justin. Is Brianna more analytical than Christina?  Yes it’s gamified – it’s like Hot or Not:…
  • Company culture: command and control gives way to the age of humility

    michaelpollock
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:43 am
    Mass sharing and the inherent complexity of today’s digital products and 24/7 data driven communications are serving to put an end to the arrogant creative leader with the killer instinct who has ruled creative businesses in recent decades; and to the command and control business culture that she/he enjoyed. When there was time for a creative idea to gestate – when there was time for an execution to be finessed and polished – when there were only a few crafts that came together to make a magazine or an ad or a film or a product – then there was time for the individual genius to make a…
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    Staffing Advisors

  • PREDICTING SUCCESS ON THE JOB

    Bob Corlett
    8 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    It’s easy to think of recruiting as a simple transaction with a clear end result — hire someone. But the hiring process should go much deeper than predictably making good hires. It should also lead to long-term employee productivity and retention — which can only occur when candidates “fit in” and know what results are expected of them. So how can the hiring process best predict success on the job? Candidate Selection Many recruiting processes are designed to quickly find “ideal resumes,” chock-full of the right keywords. Unfortunately, one of the…
  • What is a Top Performer?

    Bob Corlett
    4 Oct 2014 | 9:45 am
    Everyone wants to hire top performers, but how do you know one when you see one?   It's not an easy question. Unless you are constantly hiring for the exact same position, you cannot possibly know who the current top performers are in your job market, what skills actually drive their results, or what their compensation should be. You certainly won't know whether any of them would consider working for you. At the beginning of a search, hiring managers can put themselves in a position to learn from the job market, but cannot presume to already understand the job market. Yet, most…
  • How to prevent making hiring decisions based on looks

    Bob Corlett
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    Your unconscious mind is a speed demon. Research shows that people often form a first impression in a tenth of a second— and then stick to it. This makes any hiring decision a treacherous tightrope act. In order to stay rational, you must give your conscious mind a chance to weigh in on the hiring decision, while preventing your quick-to-judge unconscious mind from forming a baseless opinion. Unwittingly, far too many hiring managers fall from the tightrope and base their hiring decision on style rather than substance. Read More in the Business Journal The post How to prevent making…
  • The 5 factors that determine employee potential

    Bob Corlett
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:52 am
    Interviewing strategies are mostly about trying to predict whether someone will succeed in a job. For most people, that feels like taking a shot in the dark. But now, for many jobs, you need to be able to predict if someone will succeed in not only the current job but also the next evolution of that job as it grows and changes. That feels more like taking a shot in the dark to hit a constantly moving target. Traditional interviewing methods now only tell part of the picture. Read More in the Business Journal The post The 5 factors that determine employee potential appeared first on Staffing…
  • Decide where to post your job ads using this simple trick

    Bob Corlett
    20 Jun 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Back in the olden days, people searched the classified ads for jobs and mailed in a resume. The tech-savvy folks would fax their application. Managers knew where to post their open jobs, and they all went in the local paper. But now there are dozens of national online job boards, flanked by niche job boards dedicated to industries, regions, or functional areas. You can even post ads on social media sites like Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn. Anyone who mails in a paper resume just seems quaint and old-fashioned. Posting your job ad on the wrong site will keep it from being noticed by the right…
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    Undercover Recruiter

  • Recruiters Are From Mars, Job Seekers Are From Venus [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Ruby Lowe
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:06 am
    Job seeking can be a long and laborious process, and it can sometimes feel like recruiters are on a completely different planet to the one you’re on. But before you hop onto your spaceship and whizz off to Mars, check out this infographic from MedReps.com to get you back on the same page… or planet. Takeaways: There’s […] Recruiters Are From Mars, Job Seekers Are From Venus [INFOGRAPHIC] Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • How to Secure the Top Level Positions in the World’s Best Companies

    guest
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:03 am
    Corner offices of the best companies in the world are without doubt among the most coveted jobs. It takes years of hard work, planning, learning, and observing to finally get to the top rung. Getting a C-level job is very tough, and you have to prove your worth in a sustained, compelling and outstanding manner […] How to Secure the Top Level Positions in the World’s Best Companies Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • 6 Tips for the Best Body Language in Interviews #WisdomWednesday

    guest
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    In life, body language is important. Humans can produce over: 700,000 signs 1,000 different postures 5,000 hand gestures 250,000 facial expressions. Up to 95% of messages are communicated via body language and a first impression is 55% based on body language. So, how do you get the right body language in an interview? Career Savvy have […] 6 Tips for the Best Body Language in Interviews #WisdomWednesday Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • Who are the Top Rated Employers Worldwide in 2014? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Laurence Hebberd
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:29 am
    Today, LinkedIn have released their third annual ranking of the Most InDemand employers. Based on over 35 billion interactions between companies and members on the site, companies are ranked based on LinkedIn member awareness of a company (e.g. how many people have viewed your employees’ profiles within the past year) and engagement on LinkedIn (e.g. how […] Who are the Top Rated Employers Worldwide in 2014? [INFOGRAPHIC] Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
 
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    Resume Writing Services

  • Why You Need to Be a Detective in Your Job Search

    Martin Buckland
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:07 am
    Being a detective is a lot easier now than when I first became a Scotland Yard detective. Why? I didn’t have access to the Internet. That global resource would have provided me with a whole new array of tools to do my police work. Today it’s a lot easier to uncover facts than it’s ever been. And it’s a lot faster. The data is readily accessible, from virtually any computer or mobile device. © olly – Fotolia.com When I was a detective in the field, we didn’t even have cell phones, only walkie-talkie radios in the car. It was a much simpler time, which you could see in the…
  • Are Your References Ready?

    Martin Buckland
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    You’ve had a successful interview and were asked to provide references. It’s time to pore over your list of contacts, ask if they’re willing to speak on your behalf, and brief them about this specific job opportunity. Right? WRONG! © intheskies – Fotolia.com Your references should be sourced at the same time you’re building your job search plan, refining your career goals, and writing your resume. Don’t leave it to the last moment. Who should be on your reference list? Generally, the rule of thumb for an executive job search is to have from five to seven references. These…
  • Choosing the Best ATS Keywords: Is Your Resume Scannable?

    Martin Buckland
    8 Oct 2014 | 4:19 am
    When you write a resume today, you have to make sure it can be read by two different audiences: the traditional human eye and an automated tracking system (ATS). Human resource professionals and executive recruiters use this scanning technology to scan and store a high volume of resumes based on industry- and functional-specific keywords. The system then produces a short list of viable candidates. © aey – Fotolia.com Here are my top three tips for choosing and formatting these keywords effectively for an ATS-friendly resume. Brainstorming your resume keywords In helping my clients…
  • How to Conduct an Effective Informational Interview

    Martin Buckland
    1 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    An informational interview is when you meet with an influencer for general advice and details about a potential future workplace. While it can be intimidating and you may be rejected some of the time, don’t be afraid to ask for these meetings. © DragonImages – Fotolia.com Conquer that fear, because the more interviews you ask for, the more you will get. More and more people you meet these days have been through their own career transition process. That means they understand the benefits of informational interviews, and are willing to spend some time, whether it be in an office…
  • Why Target Marketing Should Be in Your Job Search Toolkit

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

  • Maintenance Engineer

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    Tesla (International) - California - Sedan, Ardennes - Tesla’s goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to electric mobility with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs, as well as EV powertrain components for partners such as Toyota and Daimler. Model S is the w...
  • Technical Sales Specialist 100%

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    BACHEM AG - Torrance, CA - Technical Sales Specialist 100% Bachem. Leading beyond peptides Bachem is an independent, publicly quoted, globally operating swiss-based biotech company with a comprehensive range of services for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Bachem is a leader in the development o...
  • Independent Driver

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    Pacific Palisades, CA - 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...
  • Pediatrics - Physician

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    All Star Recruiting - Oklahoma - Company: Job Type Name: Physician Jobs Date Updated: 2014-08-26 Job Number: 18939 Job Title: Excellent Pediatrician Job in Oklahoma Job Description: Seeking a BC/BE Pediatrician to provide traditional locums coverage from December to February in Southern Oklahoma. Locum to p...
  • Independent Driver

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    Hemet, CA - 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...
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    Kenrick Chatman

  • The Best Way to Clean Your Window Panes

    admin
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:31 am
    Having a hard time cleaning your window panes with soap and water with a squeegee? Well, it can be tough especially if the dirt and stain can’t be easily removed since it has already sticking on the window pane. Fret no more since there are the fast and easy ways on how you can clean your window panes the DIY way. The first thing you need to do is to prepare the materials you would need. You would surely need water, squeegee or a clean wet and dry cleaning cloth and some cleaning materials you can use to take away the stain on your window panes. Now, you can start in the interior part of…
  • Tips on How to Take Good Care of Pressure Washers

    admin
    6 Jul 2014 | 8:33 am
    A pressure washer is a very convenient equipment to have. It helps you clean places in your home, like your garage and the exterior of your house. They are very easy to use and they are a big help in getting things done. So, how can you maintain and care for your pressure washers? Here are a few tips! If you need further info, you may want to visit http://www.thebestpressurewasherreviews.net. Prevent Cavitation The occurrence of cavitation can cause the breakdown of your pressure washer. When cavitation occurs in your pressure washer, it means that there are air cavities being formed in the…
 
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    Vault.com Blogs

  • What Makes a Great Internship Program?

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:50 am
    With the launch of our 2015 internship rankings around the corner, I have been thinking about some of the factors that go into making a top program-both from the intern's perspective, and from the firm's side. After all: there has to be a reason that firms choose to commit time and resources to creating these programs, right?
  • Egg Freezing Perk: Latest Proof That Women Can’t Have It All?

    17 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    The announcement this week from Apple and Facebook that they will offer egg freezing as a workplace benefit sparked a variety of mixed reactions, and understandably so. On the one hand such a move seems like major progress for workplace equality: Women can have it all, and if they are reaching a certain age and want to put pregnancy and child-rearing on hold, their employers will support them.
  • Should We All be Working Shorter Hours?

    15 Oct 2014 | 9:19 am
    What would it take for you to accept reduced work hours? Think of all the extra things you could do: more time for leisure. For family. For vacations. For leading healthier, less stressed, more balanced lives. Assuming that the pay was the same, and that someone else would be picking up the slack, I suspect that a lot of us wouldn't have any objections to spending less time at work.
  • Give Up on Your Dream Job?

    15 Oct 2014 | 5:15 am
    "Find a job you love, and you'll never work a day in your life." Words of wisdom or annoyingly ubiquitous career advice that's not actually accurate or helpful? Career/workplace issues expert Mart Nemko suggests that rather than looking for a "dream career," job hunters should focus on finding job satisfaction, even if that means working in a seemingly boring or ordinary position. Chasing your passion may be terrible advice for many people.
  • October 22 to Be First Annual 'Women in Tech Ask For a Raise Day'

    15 Oct 2014 | 4:07 am
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 22, 2014 to Be First Annual 'Women in Tech Ask For a Raise Day' In the wake of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella's comments that women working in technology shouldn't ask for raises but instead should "have faith in the system" to be fairly paid, I'm hereby calling on women nationwide working in tech who disagree with Nadella's comments and think they're underpaid versus their male colleagues to ask their respective m
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    CFO Coach

  • Feeding the Un-hatched Chicken

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:22 am
    You are no doubt familiar with the cliché … don’t count your chickens before they hatch … right? And yet, it is a common phenomenon in the job search process. Maybe somewhere in your career climb, you were tripped up by the perception of “it’s a done deal,” when it wasn’t even close to done. Everything seems to be moving along quite nicely … You go on an interview … Score! You continue through the process … Score again! You become a top three candidate … Score big time! And then, You wait … Score, um, … maybe? And wait … Not sure it was a Score after all. And wait…
  • Super CFOs are Strong CEO Prospects

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    In the last week, I’ve read numerous articles about the appeal of Chief Financial Officers to fill the top seat of Chief Executive Officer. Articles in the Wall Street Journal, Crain’s, and the StartUpProfessionals blog, among others, are buzzing. On the flip side, there was a question in the Proformative community asking … can’t I just be content to be a CFO? Apparently the train has now officially left the station. That does not mean … – You missed it, or – You have to be on it Aspiring to be a CFO and being perfectly content with your role in that capacity is…
  • The Job Search Breakdown

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

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

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

  • Joe Camel Not Allowed To Smoke At Work Anymore

    Erik Sherman
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:00 am
    AP Photo/Richard Drew Reynolds American, the second largest tobacco company in the nation and maker of the Camel brand of cigarettes, has decided to go smoke-free in the workplace, according to the Associated Press. The company, based in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, has told employees that come next year, smokers will have to confine their puffing to special indoor smoking areas, once built. Or, presumably, take a stroll outside. Yes, one of the forces behind marketing tobacco and fighting regulation and limitation of using the product in its many forms has had a surprising change of lung.
  • 8 Do's and Don'ts for Your Office's Halloween Party

    Mack Gelber
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    Getty Halloween is one of those holidays that just doesn't quite translate to the working world. In a professional environment, it simply isn't possible to push the envelope like you could at a party in a bar or basement--in other words, that werewolf nurse costume you've been working on for the office bash had better be pretty toothless (maybe literally). To give you some general guidelines, we've assembled a few basic do's and dont's for your workplace's Halloween party. Click through below to take a look. In the end, though, it's all about knowing your office's culture and having a firm…
  • Beware of These 4 Grammar Mistakes on Resumes and Cover Letters

    Susan Ricker
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:23 am
    Shutterstock In Larry Beason and Mark Lester's book, "A Commonsense Guide to Grammar and Usage," the authors understand that sentence diagramming and tense agreement may not be issues that most people are concerned with in their writing. However, that doesn't mean that writing well has to be difficult. "Avoiding errors is not the most important aspect of writing effectively, but it is important enough to deserve writers' attention," they write. And if you've ever written a cover letter or resume that claims you have "excelent attention to detail," but misspell excellent, you can understand…
  • 7 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Starting An Office Romance

    Business Insider
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:42 am
    AP By Aaron Taube On Monday, former White House intern Monica Lewinsky gave an emotional speech at the Forbes Under 30 Summit about falling "in love" with President Bill Clinton in 1998 and how the subsequent affair "totally destroyed" her reputation. But while dating at work always carries a certain amount of risk - particularly if your prospective lover is the married President of the United States - office relationships don't necessarily have to end in shambles. We spoke with LinkedIn's official career expert Nicole Williams to find out what questions you should ask yourself before you…
  • UPDATED: Montreal Teacher Fired Over 40-Year-Old Nude Scenes

    Mack Gelber
    22 Oct 2014 | 1:45 am
    Ah, the '70s: a time of disco, frilly shirts, and erotic art house films with titles like "The Secret Diary of a Nymphomaniac." It was time when a lot of people made questionable choices (we're thinking mainly of the frilly shirts here)--but decades later, should they be paying for those choices with their jobs? Drama teacher Jacqueline Laurent-Auger, 73, starred in the aforementioned film (original French title: "Le journal intime d'une nymphomane") more than 40 years ago, when she was a young Canadian actress who had moved to Paris with dreams of a film career. But when some of her male…
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    Business Fitness

  • Unearthing Your Creative Side: It’s All in How You Dig.

    Dawn Lennon
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    I love a good book. A gripping play. A haunting song. An elegant sculpture. A graceful dance. All that artistry, that creativity, fully on display astounds and moves me. I also love a well-designed plan. A complex project that comes … Continue reading →
  • Getting Your Head Around Supervising–Episode #7 | Showing Respect

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • New This Week at ILostMyJob.com (8/25/14-8/29/14)

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

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

  • 10 Biggest Team Motivation Killers

    Külli Koort
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:15 pm
    Sustainable organization growth depends on teams that get the work done. Team members are able to get things done when they are collaborating efficiently. This relationship might be simplified, but I think it’s fair to say that organizations depend on positive team performance. What is more, a happy team is also a productive team, aspiring to achieve uncommon results. Although its not the easiest job to keep people satisfied and engaged, it’s the most rewarding challenge to take on. But before trying yet another lavishing collaboration boosting program or inviting motivational…
  • 3 Things To Know About Hiring And Recruiting

    Afifa Siddiqui
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Candidate Experience Matters “Candidate experience” is a term that we’re seeing a lot of in the recruitment, hiring, and HR spaces right now, and we’re hearing it for a reason. There is a lot of competition for the top talent out there in every field, and one big way that employers can gain that competitive edge is through how they treat candidates leading up to a hiring decision. The candidate experience can begin with how a job post is written, where it’s advertised, and how the application process works. The key to creating a great candidate experience is to really put yourself…
  • Optimize The Onboarding Process With HR Technology

    Meghan M. Biro
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Trending perceptions of how tech will impact HR have a spooky and a bountiful side, a bit like fall’s two major holidays (Halloween and Thanksgiving.) On the spooky side is what I call the Body Snatcher Fear, that HR tech is poised to replace humans completely, turning people management into a faceless enterprise. Then there’s the bounty side: the Cornucopia Fallacy, that HR tech is an infinite cornucopia of ready-made solutions already laid out on the table, just waiting for us to come and eat; buy the latest HR software management system and just let it run, for instance. I’ve talked…
  • One Employee’s Journey Toward Personal and Professional Fulfillment

    David Mizne
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 pm
    I love my job. Sure, I get paid to write blog posts that positively show our company culture and product. But I mean it, I genuinely love working at my company. I am surrounded by people who work with dedication and joy, and I am given just enough challenge to grow personally and professionaly. You may be saying to yourself, “Employee retention is a challenge, and recruiting and hiring is expensive and time-consuming. How can I create an environment where my employees love the company and their work?” The answer is simple (and also our company mission): week after week, company leaders…
  • Building An Authentic Brand: A Case Study

    Shawn Parr
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Building a brand that stands for something is challenging; it takes time and, most importantly, authenticity. Almost all companies hope to impart a positive emotion or gain immediate recognition upon someone viewing their logo, hearing their name or considering their story. Zippo is one such company that has been able to achieve that success. When most people hear the word Zippo, they have immediate brand recognition. Its name and brand persona hold a reputation of tradition and durability that companies and industry leaders can learn from. Zippo Conveys Quality and Personality Zippo employs…
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    DirectEmployers Association

  • New Compliance Text Alert Program by DirectEmployers

    DirectEmployers
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:31 am
    Knowledge is power, especially when it comes to the OFCCP regulatory environment. Navigating the regulations and keeping track of updates can be tedious. We’ve created a compliance text alert program to keep you up-to-date and provide learning opportunities. CTAP is the official Compliance Text Alert Program for DirectEmployers Association. CTAP alerts compliance professionals of any pertinent information, announcements, and changes in OFCCP Regulations. It is available to both Members and non-members. With CTAP, you can: Read OFCCP Updates upon release Receive timely alerts of…
  • Confronting Ignorance and Arrogance About Diversity and Inclusion

    Nancy Holland
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    The following guest post was authored by Kevin Martin of i4cp. (View the original post published 10/1/14 on i4pc.com.) I recently read an article written by a self-proclaimed “national diversity expert” in which the author purposefully derides the role of chief diversity officer just to elicit an emotional response from readers, only to overshadow the author’s real position, which is made clear at the end of the article: “Limiting the practice of diversity to workforce representation issues diminishes the business value that can be garnered from diversity, marginalizes…
  • My.jobs Microsite Design Guidelines: Mockups

    Jim Brown
    15 Oct 2014 | 8:17 am
    We occasionally get requests from Members or their representatives to implement a particular design for their microsite based on mockups they’ve developed. Because of the products we offer, in particular the Flexible Homepage Template and Static Pages, it has not been a problem matching the site to the supplied mockup. However, some site designs we’ve been asked to implement are more flexible and present information more clearly than others, so I thought it may be helpful to offer a few suggestions to consider before embarking on a website design. Some things to keep in mind when…
  • Understanding How the NLx Partnership Assists with OFCCP Compliance

    DirectEmployers
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:59 am
    “You do not have to be a techie to understand indexing, because all of that work is done by DirectEmployers.” - Lori Adams, Division Administrator for Iowa Workforce Development, Workforce Services Panelists discussing how state workforce agencies and employers can maximize their use of the National Labor Exchange (NLx). One of the truly unique aspects of DirectEmployers Association is how we help bridge the gap between OFCCP compliance and recruitment. This is accomplished through technology, services, partnerships and thought leadership, including education and outreach at…
  • Mobile vs. Tablet, Which is More Popular for Job Searching?

    Seth Flater
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:39 am
    Before you read the rest of this post I want you to think about your preference. If you found yourself unemployed or were so tired of your current job that you needed to start searching and applying for a new job, which would you prefer to use to look for a job a desktop, tablet, or mobile device? Most of you that read this blog work in Talent Acquisition and have already made up your mind that desktop is the way to go for job searching. Most of our experiences tell us that Talent Acquisition software like career sites and applicant tracking systems do not have the best track record when it…
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    UIAA ACC Blog

  • The Top 10 Traits of Inc. 500 Entrepreneurs

    21 Oct 2014 | 3:43 pm
    Do you have the traits of the "The Top 10 Traits of Inc. 500 Entrepreneurs"? How have you already used these traits? What were the outcomes? How can you build these traits? For help identifying your stories and the relevant skills, you can use the transferable skills exercises in the UIAA Virtual Career Center. This topic is available under the "Career Choice" tab. Alumni do need to be registered and logged into the UIAA Virtual Career Center to see the content pages.
  • Last Chance for Full Entrepreneurial Workshop Series

    16 Oct 2014 | 2:41 pm
    The Three Stages of Your Entrepreneurial Venture - A Legal Perspective, a 3-part workshop on starting, growing, and selling your business, starts October 21. Fee waived for alumni.  This workshop series by Lema Khorshid ’01 BUS (UI), Founding Partner and Attorney with Fuksa Khorshid, LLC, is designed to provide you with valuable business and legal insight that will help you succeed through the multiple stages of your entrepreneurial venture. From launching your business to growing your brand and eventually selling your company, there are key legal aspects that you must…
  • Entrepreneurial Panelist Highlight - Bela Gandhi

    13 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    Bela Gandhi '93 BALAS, '93 BUS (UI) Founder & President, Smart Dating Academy Bela Gandhi is a dating/relationship expert, founder of Smart Dating Academy and a weekly media correspondent. She is a regular on the Steve Harvey Show, and frequently appears on ABC, NBC, Fox, CNN, WGN, Essence, Glamour, JET, Redbook, Men's Health and more. Born in Waukegan and raised in Glenview, Gandhi graduated from Glenbrook South High School in 1989 and then headed off to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to double major in banking/investments and German. After she graduated in 1993, Gandhi…
  • Entrepreneurial Panelist Highlight - Bob Irvine

    10 Oct 2014 | 9:33 am
    Bob Irvine '89 ENG, MS '92 ENG (UI) Founder and Registered Patent Attorney, Invention Mine LLC Bob is the founder of a small but growing intellectual property law firm, Invention Mine LLC, based in Chicago. He specializes in working with companies that invent complex electrical engineering circuits, systems and methods. Bob works closely with many small startups, from pre-money stages through VC rounds, as well as with multinational corporations. Prior to founding Invention Mine, Bob led the patent prosecution team at InterDigital Communications - a world-class wireless telecom development…
  • Entrepreneurial Panelist Highlight - Chris Tourre

    7 Oct 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Chris Tourre MFA '09 (UIC) Co-owner/Brewer, Arcade Brewery Chris Tourre is the Co-Founder/Co-Owner of the Chicago-based craft brewery Arcade Brewery. Tourre is a trained artist, completing his BFA in Sculpture from the Pennsylvania State University (2005) and his MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago (2009). Tourre’s artwork transformed during his graduate studies into a communal and entrepreneurial project-based style. His passion for home brewing and project-based art led him to create the art piece Public Brewery in 2011. The project focused on the collaboration of community…
 
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    Here We Are. Now What?

  • The Most Powerful Tools for Change

    Terrence Seamon
    9 Oct 2014 | 7:59 am
    Someone asked me, What are the most recommended tools to bring about a needed change?My answer: The best tools are still a conference room, a flipchart with markers, the right participants, and a good facilitator equipped with powerful questions.And one more thing: a simple process to use as a roadmap.The Gleicher Change Formula, D x V x F > R (pictured to the left), is a great starting point.Here's a quick breakdown:- D - To make change, there has to be Dissatisfaction with the status quo. This is critical, but not enough by itself. People live for years with dissatisfactory conditions, at…
  • Free Webinar for Leaders: Managing Transitions to Change - Feb. 18 at 2 pm EST

    Terrence Seamon
    10 Feb 2014 | 5:30 am
    I will be the featured guest for a free webinar next week!Managing Transitions to Change: Wisdom for Leaders on Life in the Transition Zone - In today’s competitive business world, an organization’s success depends largely upon its ability to respond to change. How we manage change and lead people through transitions has a tremendous impact on productivity, and thereby business success. Failure to recognize and respond to the needs of people in transition can cause slowdowns, roadblocks, bottlenecks, and negative attitudes, ultimately defeating the change process. This 45 minute…
  • On starting Facilitation Solutions

    Terrence Seamon
    7 Feb 2014 | 6:20 am
    A few years ago, I was interviewed by a site called Maestro about why I started Facilitation Solutions.Q. What inspired you to start your own company?The idea of having my own company has been in my heart and on my mind for most of my 30+ year career. I’ve always wanted to be my own boss. Call my own shots. Have a broad portfolio of clients. Variety. Diversity.And one more thing: I’ve always wanted to make the world a better place. As an external consultant, you can touch a wide range of organizations. Steve Jobs said, “Make a dent in the universe.” That’s what I want to do.So the…
  • What does OD mean to you?

    Terrence Seamon
    6 Feb 2014 | 5:15 pm
    A couple years ago, Rowena Morais, the editor of HR Matters, asked me for my input on the field of Organization Development. She was conducting a global survey of OD practitioners on the state of OD.I was asked, What is OD? What does OD mean to you – what are the things that you believe the person tasked with this role should look to manage and resolve?Here's what I said.At its essence, OD is about change. The person tasked with an OD role is an agent of change. The intent of organisational change is to improve the operating effectiveness of some part of the organisational system (or the…
  • Be A Small Leader

    Terrence Seamon
    3 Feb 2014 | 11:33 am
    U.S. President John Quincy Adams once said, "If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader."Now there is a model of leadership that is well within reach of the ordinary person.American folk music legend Pete Seeger died a few days ago at age 94. Not only had he helped pioneer the folk music movement of the 1960's, he was a social activist as well, whose efforts helped clean up the Hudson River.In an interview, Seeger was asked how he feels about America's future. He said that he was optimistic.But he added "Be wary of great leaders. Hope…
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    SELF-PROMOTION FOR INTROVERTS

  • Introverts’ Quick-Start Guide – Part 1

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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 […]
  • 5 Ways to Become a More Valuable Asset to Your Company

    Kirk Baumann
    8 Oct 2014 | 5:30 am
      Congratulations! You have finally graduated college and have stepped into a career that shows immense promise! However becoming a valuable asset to your company requires hard work, dedication and that little something “extra.”  Trust me, your superiors will notice the work you put in to being a good employee, and you will benefit as […]
  • Keep Your Job Search Game Strong With These Tips [INFOGRAPHIC]

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

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

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

  • 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.
  • 6 Tips to Achieve Job Zen

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

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

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

  • How to Save Money – Everywhere

    Krantcents
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:04 am
    Saving money is my passion! I consider myself a value shopper although I do very little actual shopping. Do I do extreme couponing or camp out at sales? No, that would be a waste of time since I do very little shopping. My grade as a consumer is probably “F”. I am not a minimalist, but I try to maximize value from my purchases with very little work. Housing strategy Housing is generally your biggest expense! It represents the highest percentage of your income and it cannot go away. Sure, you could move in with Mom and Dad, but you should pay them rent. I live in one of the most expensive…
  • Sports Can Teach You Financial Skills

    Krantcents
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:02 am
    Playing sports teaches you much more than the game. Funny, how we tend to trivialize sports in school, but it is an important part of learning skills. When I played sports, I heard the phrase it was only a game. “Baseball, it is said, is only a game. True. And the Grand Canyon is only a hole in Arizona. Not all holes, or games are created equal.” (George Will)  Games are a big part of our lives! We participate in them as children and the elite athletes participate on teams in college, the Olympics and some professionally. Some concepts just work better in sports. It is one of the…
  • Chess Is Life!

    Krantcents
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:16 am
    “Chess is life.”(Bobby Fischer) It is also a board game played by two people. Chess strategy consists of setting and achieving long term positioning advantages while tactics concentrate on immediate maneuvers during a game.  There is much more to playing chess such as the position of the pieces and values of each piece.  What can you learn from chess?  Could it help you in life? Chess like life has infinite possibilities.  There is no single way to win at chess or at life.  The objective of chess and life is winning.  Winning can have multiple meanings.  Winning at chess…
  • Impossible Is Just an Opinion!

    Krantcents
    15 Oct 2014 | 12:03 am
    “Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” (Muhammad Ali)  Don’t tell me it is impossible, but find a way to succeed! Background When I was a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Consultant and entrepreneur, I often heard that statement. I remember bankers telling me it was impossible…
  • Should I become a landlord or seller?

    Krantcents
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:16 am
    As a former successful landlord, it was my first choice, but the wrong one! Am I giving away my entire thesis in the first line? If you think so, you may be wrong. I addressed this question about seventeen (17) years ago and remained a landlord for another year. Although this is a personal decision, you should consider certain factors before you chose one or the other. Just a few months ago, I addressed the other side of this question of renting vs. buying. I went so far to consider the possibility of renting out my house and rent another home. In this low interest rate environment, many…
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    Allison Cheston — Career Connector » Blog

  • 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 … read more
  • I Found My Career on Twitter

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

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

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

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

  • 10 Preparation Tips to Help You Nail the Job Interview

    Hannah Morgan
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    I’ve worked with numerous job seekers who have made assumptions about the interview process – assumptions which ended up biting them in the (well, you know). These ten steps will ensure you’re prepared to ace your upcoming interview. After all, the more prepared you are, the more confident you’ll appear...   
  • Recruiters Are from Mars… Job Seekers from Venus [Infographic]

    YouTern
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:50 am
    For decades, there has been a disconnect between what recruiters (Mars) say and what candidates (Venus) hear. A recruiter, for example, says “I’ll be in touch if anything comes up…” and a candidate hears, “That went well, they’ll call soon!” This level of miscommunication – often caused by a recruiter saying what they need to say to keep the conversation positive and the candidate hearing what they want to hear – eventually leads to frustration, anger and a much-longer than necessary job search...   
  • 3 Things Job Seekers Need to Know About Mentorship

    YouTern
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:20 am
    Twice a year, a 70-year-old Italian immigrant-turned-millionaire CEO walks into Cortese’s restaurant in Binghamton with his 20-something Haitian mentee and orders the same exact dinner: baked salmon, pork chops, Caesar salad with Italian crumbly and a side of gnocchi. While this scene sounds straight out of the movie “Finding Forrester,” it’s just a typical dinner with my long-standing mentor, Angelo Mastrangelo.   
  • The Preferred Way to Get an Internship: Get Referred

    Sandra Long
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    According to a survey by Jobvite, just 1 in 100 “cold call” applications lead to a job offer. However, that same survey showed that 1 in 7 who are referred get hired. Obviously, applying “cold” to an internship or first job can be a risky job search strategy!   
  • 7 Reasons You are NOT Impressing a Recruiter

    Will Thomson
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:40 am
    In today's highly competitive job market, recruiters are always looking for that “something special” that gives one candidate an edge over all others. Personally, I really appreciate someone who goes the extra mile when looking for a job. All recruiters do. And yet, it's not easy to knock my socks off. In fact, they seem to go out of their way to remove themselves from consideration...   
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    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.
  • Self-Confidence: Jim Carrey Tells Us How to Get it

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

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

  • 10 Steps to Understanding Corporate Governance

    Lucy Skipper
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    As time goes on what you notice in the world of business is that the governance of corporations gets more rigorous. It’s part of the natural development of a complex and sophisticated society. As a result, trying to understand corporate governance may seem overwhelming. These steps will help you to break down the process.
  • How to Enhance Your Career with a Career Coach

    Lucy Skipper
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    There are three broad areas where you can advance your career with a career coach: career transition, career development and career strategy. Let’s look at these areas now.
  • 10 Steps to Targeting the Right Sector for You

    Lucy Skipper
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The scattergun approach to job search doesn’t work for many of us. By focusing on too many things we end up getting nothing, or the wrong thing. A much smarter and more effective way of finding a job is to target only one specific type of role instead of chasing after a multitude of options. And before we can identify the kind of position we want, we must first identify the kind of sector we want to work in.
  • 7 Mistakes That Will Kill Your Network

    Lucy Skipper
    14 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    For all the effort we put into growing our networks, it’s surprising how easy it can be to lapse into network-killing behaviours once we have a decent database of contacts and some genuinely close connections within that contacts list. Here are some common mistakes that we all have to be wary of making if our networks are going to survive, let alone thrive.
  • 10 Ways Career Coaching Can Help You With a Career Change

    Lucy Skipper
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:01 am
    You may be somebody who has concluded they’re in the wrong part of the employment market. Periodically there may be friends and family who conclude the same. Sometimes it’s really surprising because somebody can be taking the vocation route and be highly qualified only to then realize they aren’t doing what they want to do. Wherever you stand regarding this, here are some ways in which career coaching will help you.
 
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    Everyday Bright

  • 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…
  • How Do You Choose the Right Career? Question Everything

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

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

  • 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…
  • The Next Challenge in Employment

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

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

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

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

  • 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…
  • How Can Underemployed Job Seekers Adapt to the New Workplace

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
      The underemployed face major obstacles in this job market. It’s hard to count under-employed job seekers and many statistically blends with the unemployed. Under-employment is a major obstacle and epidemic in our country. More than ever, unemployed job seekers are entering a new workplace with stresses such as lower salaries and taking positions lower than their education or previous experience. This episode will help you with some strategies and mindset to help underemployed job seekers adapt. If you are currently underemployed, or unemployed, and expect to take pay cuts or a…
  • How Can College Career Centers Thrive with Don Philabaum

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    7 Oct 2014 | 6:25 am
    Career centers want to students to own their career destiny, and use the center’s plentiful resources. Parents are encouraged to disengage once their son or daughter land on campus. Many alumni associations are at a crossroads in understanding their role to help current and soon-to-be-graduates. These are few of the points of discontentment and contention that echo throughout this universal discussion. Don Philabaum is the author of CHANGE IT! Create a Career Centered College Culture. He has solutions of how to build a community to help increase student engagement and career success. Don is…
  • Enhance Your Job Search Through Infographic Resumes and Your Personal Brand

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

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

  • 13 Great Jobs for Retirement and Second Acts

    Adrianne Bibby
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:34 am
    If you're want or need to keep working as a retiree, consider these great jobs for retirement, from industries like sports, writing, science, and more. The post 13 Great Jobs for Retirement and Second Acts appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • What Are the Best Jobs for Freelancers?

    Adrianne Bibby
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:22 am
    Considering a freelance career? It's important to figure out what's out there? Is there such a thing as the "best jobs for freelancers" and what are they? The post What Are the Best Jobs for Freelancers? appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • How to Manage Your FlexJobs Account

    Jess Vyvial-Larson
    22 Oct 2014 | 11:40 am
    Here are 5 features to manage your FlexJobs account: Account Settings, Upgrading/Canceling/Expiring Accounts, and the Control Panel for site navigation. The post How to Manage Your FlexJobs Account appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 15 Ways to Improve Your Cover Letter

    ResumeTarget.com
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:12 am
    Cover letters are a necessary, yet not fun, part of job searching. Here are some great ways to improve your cover letter, and your odds of getting hired. The post 15 Ways to Improve Your Cover Letter appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 6 Lies About Freelancing, and the Truth

    Jessica Howington
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:10 am
    Wondering about freelancing? To help refute the clichés attached to freelance jobs, check out these six lies about freelancing, and their truths. The post 6 Lies About Freelancing, and the Truth appeared first on FlexJobs.
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    Come Recommended | RSS Feed

  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Add Polls To Google+ Posts

    Olivia Adams
    23 Oct 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 Why Authorship Still Matters: Regardless of Google Authorship, building authority continues to be critical for garnering search engine results, improving the social reach of your content, and creating a good user experience for your readers. Read more.  How to Dominate…
  • How To Score A Touchdown In Your Next Job Interview

    Olivia Adams
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Overhead photo image from Bigstock. After several weeks of applying for jobs, you’ve finally secured a job interview. Now, it’s time to figure out how you’re going to impress the employer and score a job offer. The secret to landing any job is your preparation for the job interview. To guarantee a win during your interview, it’s crucial to make a game plan. This game plan will require you to research the employer, prepare questions for the interviewer, and gather materials for your portfolio. To help you score a touchdown in your next job interview,…
  • How To Create A Variety Of Content For Your Blog

    Olivia Adams
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Image Credit: Apple Macbook Air image from Bigstock. Content creation is more than publishing weekly posts for your startup’s blog. In fact, content creation requires brands to develop a variety of content that will build awareness and credibility for their business. Your content should educate, entertain, and persuade your audience. To accomplish this, you must capture your audience’s attention through different types of content. Not only should you publish engaging blog posts, but your brand should also create videos, infographics, and presentations that will take customer…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Positive Job Outlook For Class Of 2015

    Olivia Adams
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Mobile Media Devices Every Thursday, the Come Recommended blog ends the week with a wrap-up, bringing you the top news from the week for job seekers and employers. These articles highlight the latest trends in the industry. JOB & INTERNSHIP SEEKERS The Industries Hiring The Most College Grads In 2015: A new survey from Michigan State University has some great news for college students who will be graduating with bachelor’s degrees in 2015: hiring for new graduates is expected to jump by 16 percent next year. Read more.  Top Mistakes Recent Grads Make In The Job Search:…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: How To Perform A Content Audit

    Olivia Adams
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Image Credit: Mobile media devices from Bigstock Every Thursday, the Come Recommended PR Blog ends the week with a wrap-up, bringing you the top news from the week about public relations and content marketing. These articles will highlight the latest trends in the industry to help you stay up-to-date on the PR world. CONTENT MARKETING What We Learned Analyzing 595 Buffer Blog Posts: Buffer explains its process for performing a content audit of its blog and how brands can benefit from performing the same audit. Read more. 3 Sources for Great Content When You’re Short of Ideas: Old…
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    Jobberman Insider

  • 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…
  • Stanbic IBTC Bank Introduces #MovingForward Series

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:47 am
     Are you a job seeker/ entrepreneur? Then here is something empowering for you from Stanbic IBTC Bank.Entrepreneurs and professionals in Nigeria often have a hard time at succeeding in their fields. A recurring complaint from young people is the difficulty of finding actual Nigerian case-studies. To help ease this dilemma, Stanbic IBTC Bank introduces the #MovingForward series of interviews with entrepreneurs who have ‘moved forward’ in their business.Entrepreneurs from various industries open up and share their success story – from the inception of their ideas to how they…
  • What’s the Craziest Thing You’ve done to Get a Job?

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

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

  • My Best Boss Ever

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

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

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

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

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

  • Changing Vista of Human Resource Management

    Tina Jindal
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The outlook of human resource management has changed over time. From being purely administrative, HR management is now vying to be purely strategic. This transformation has affected HR jobs in Delhi and many other areas. What it was For a really long time the role of a human resource professional has been considered to revolve […]
  • Healthy Workplaces: Prepare for the Flu

    Tresha Moreland
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The Ebola virus has captivated our attention in recent days. Heated debates about whether or not the virus will continue to spread, travel bans, and if the head of the CDC should step down rages on as fiercely as the virus itself. Regardless of the hot debates, one thing is true, we are a vulnerable […]
  • When is Domestic Violence a Fireable Offense?

    Lynne Curry, Ph.d., SPHR
    19 Oct 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Question: I’m the chair of the board for a high-profile nonprofit organization. Our executive director (ED) is a task-oriented, “take no prisoners” individual. In the last year, he’s managed to tick off many board members, and we’ve had a high level of staff turnover. I like our ED because he gets results. The employees who […]
  • Workplace Solutions: How to Tell if You are a Bully Magnet

    Lynne Curry, Ph.d., SPHR
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    The first time Wayne barked at Annette, she raised an eyebrow and asked, “Bad day? You’d prefer I come back later?” “Now’s as good a time as any,” he snarled. “You people push for this and push for that. You think you’re the only people who count. What’s this f—ing email you sent?” Annette got up […]
  • Top Trends Of Corporate Recruitment Process Outsourcing

    Aryan Singh
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Corporate recruitment process outsourcing is a tool to provide strategic advantage to the businesses. This market is witnessing incorporation of some new trends. Recruitment process outsourcing has become a prominent tool for the businesses around the world today. Every business owner recognizes hiring top-class talent as the need of the era. The necessity to survive […]
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    Interactive Resume Builder

  • When should you lying on Your Resume?

    admin
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:19 am
    Are you struggling to get your dream job? Not getting short listed for an interview with your current resume? Do you find your resume information is not helping you to get the job? In such a circumstances, most of the job seekers thinking to lie on their resume. However, many thought not to be lied and be honest, and yet to be employed. Your resume presents you to your potential employer. Hence, you want to paint the best picture of yourself, so that your resume impress the employer and enhance your chances to get shortlisted for the interview. In the endeavor of making resume impressive,…
  • How to fill the Gap in Your Resume?

    admin
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:17 am
    Professional resume writing is a tough task. Listing all the essential information such as your contact details, educational and work history, achievements and skills is not so easy. What makes your resume writing process more difficult is your employment gaps. If your resume will not answer why you are having employment gaps, then your potential employer may take it in a negative way and assume you didn’t work at all during the gap period. If you have any gap in your resume, you need to explain the gap in writing, so that your potential employer will not find any issue in your resume.
  • 4 easy step to create a powerful resume

    admin
    1 Oct 2014 | 2:14 am
    A resume is a crucial need for the job seekers. It’s a document that display’s the information about one’s knowledge, achievements and previous work experience. In order to make your resume powerful, it is very important to display the information in a proper format. Creating an impressive resume is an art. If you know proper information about how to write a professional resume, you can craft your resume in a proper way. If you don’t know the knowledge of crafting a professional resume, you will end with creating a generic resume that may not impress the viewer. Knowing crucial steps…
  • Top 5 Things to Not Put in a Resume

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

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

  • One Way To Keep Your Networking Current

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:26 pm
    Networking is one of those activities that gets shelved because you are busy. Unfortunately, it’s also one of those activities that needs to be consistent in order to do any good to your career. This is because the nature of networking is relationships, and if you only connect with people when you need them, you are viewed in a negative light. You also miss out on a lot of positive things when you don’t connect, so it’s a good idea to put it on your schedule. If LinkedIn Is A Garden, It Has Weeds One of the most productive professional networking sites available today is…
  • Don’t Ignore Your References

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    17 Oct 2014 | 6:18 pm
    Have you wondered why you didn’t get called in for an interview when the job was a perfect fit? Maybe it was because when they contacted your references, something went wrong. Good references are one of your biggest assets in a job search because they are independent witnesses who testify that your skills and work habits are suitable — that you will be a good fit for that job. But since references are real people, things change. Choose Your References Carefully The buddy that you party with every weekend is probably not going to be a good reference about your professionalism,…
  • New Survey Shows Executives Need Social Media Skills

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    14 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    There are many CEOs who are not interested in social media because they are incredibly busy. Let’s face it though, we are all busy. However, BRANDfog’s 2014 survey on The Global, Social CEO indicates that C-level executives who ignore social media are losing the ability to influence brand reputation and company leadership. The global conversations are happening on social media, and not being part of the conversation means others are controlling the topics. How The Survey Was Conducted A diverse selection of companies, ranging from small startups to Fortune 1000 companies in…
  • 5 Reasons LinkedIn Is Important For Executives

    Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    8 Oct 2014 | 11:35 am
    If you are an executive, then you should be on LinkedIn. Don’t think of it as just another social media website because it is not. It is a networking site for business professionals, and simply having a presence can improve your visibility tremendously. Many executives are finding that out the easy way. Here are 5 solid reasons you should be on LinkedIn right now: Many professionals find their next job through contacts they meet on LinkedIn. The social network used to be considered the place to go when you wanted to find a job. Today, it’s much broader than that, but the…
  • The Top Reason Professional Resume Distribution Works

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    Is anybody in your family interested in your family history? My mom is our family historian. She has our family tree going back to the 1600′s! It’s pretty amazing what she’s found out and who she has met along the way. One thing most genealogists will tell you is that researching a family tree is a lot like networking. Many families will have one person in the generation who is willing to keep all the photos and letters and information, and finding that person is like finding a treasure trove. Instead of laboriously working on finding one branch, suddenly you discover that…
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    Free Range Humans

  • Why I Don’t Give A Damn About Living Unconventionally (How About You?)

    Marianne Cantwell
    17 Oct 2014 | 4:51 pm
        You read it right. I don’t have any desire to live unconventionally. While we’re at it, I don’t have a desire to be a rebel, or a non-conformist. I don’t think that every person in the world ‘should’ be self employed, I don’t think a travel-around-the-world lifestyle is intrinsically superior to all other options, and I don’t think that traipsing around the world with your business in a backpack is something ‘everyone’ will want to do. And nor should they. WTF Marianne, have aliens hijacked your brain? Ok, It may seem odd that I’m saying this. After all…
  • The 9 dirty truths experts won’t tell you about starting your own business

    Marianne Cantwell
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:37 pm
      Hello gorgeous. I want you to know something. Yes, starting your own business is wonderful. You wake up when you want, work from where you want and never have to sit through a boring-ass ‘weekly planning meeting’ EVER AGAIN. Rocking. However. This freedom does not come on a platter. You don’t wake up one and go ‘oh I seem to have stumbled on the perfect life. Ho ho. Tea and toast, Jeeves’. (Because that’s totally what my mornings look like. Ahem) So let’s take a down-and-dirty look at what really goes on in a fledgling business. This…
  • People around you don’t get what you want to do? Read this.

    Marianne Cantwell
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:49 am
    * This is a guest post by William Gallagher * If you phoned five friends and said you’re moving to New York to be a graffiti artist what would happen? Hopefully at least one of your friends will be excited for you, but you know that at least four, probably all five, will try to talk you out of it. They’re looking out for you, they care for you. But there’s a part of them, too, that reckons New York is a long away and they’ll never see you again. You can’t object to that, that’s lovely. However there’s another piece to the puzzle: they don’t see you that way. You’re…
  • What does a free range work day look like… in Bali? This 12 minute video might just surprise you.

    Marianne Cantwell
    15 Jun 2014 | 7:11 am
    Hop on the back of my scooter as I whizz you ‘virtually’ around Ubud: from wifi to people and places to go, see what it’s like living+working in this popular ‘digital nomad with laptop’ destination (listen out for the roosters in the background). Ever wondered what a work day might look like when you’re living ‘location independent’ in Bali, working on your laptop? Find out for yourself in this 12 minute virtual video tour of my typical ‘free range work day’ around Ubud in Bali. This is the first time I’ve shot a ‘regular…
  • Working too hard for too little income? Check your business hasn’t been taken over by the “neighbourhood wino” model

    Marianne Cantwell
    13 Jun 2014 | 6:00 am
    So you’re at an extended family wedding. It’s late in the day, the sun is going down, and for the first time that day you notice a man you don’t quite recognise. He’s the one wearing a shiny suit, with a terrible comb-over, necking leftover drinks in the corner. Is he a distant cousin? guests whisper to one another. He’s got Uncle Rob’s nose don’t you think? Who is he? Well, if this were Jo Over-Worked and Pat Under-Pricing’s wedding, then odds are, that possibly-a-cousin-in-a-wrinkled-suit sniffing the inside of used plastic cups?  The one who people are trying to…
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  • Cultivating your own Dream Team

    Nimita Shah
    1 Oct 2014 | 10:17 am
    ‘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 when I was…
  • New Case Study – Natashia Variava

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

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

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

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

    Dorothy Tannahill Moran
    22 Oct 2014 | 3:32 pm
  • CAREER ADVICE : Getting a Job with No Experience

    Dorothy Tannahill Moran
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:37 pm
    Question: How does one negotiate for a job when inquiring about one without having a career?  One feels vulnerable after being out of work for a long time or gaps in employment. –k- Hi – k, Discussing a job when you don’t have experience – First you need to make sure you are feeling confident about yourself when you discuss jobs with a potential employer.  Second, we all have to start somewhere, even if we lack experience so it’s best to be looking for an entry level position.  Third and most important, is to make sure you have a good outline of your personal assets so you…
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  • 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…
  • Why You Should Be Blogging on the Job Hunt

    Daniel Sullivan
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    While blogging as a platform has been around for a while, it wasn’t until relatively recently when job seekers started using this social media tool to help them find their next job. Since recruiters are already using social media sites like Twitter and LinkedIn to find candidates you can also bet that they are looking through candidate blogs. In other words, if you don’t have one yet you may be missing out on some great job opportunities. Below you’ll find a list of benefits that explain why you should start a blog to help you expand your job hunt.   You have more than just a…
  • 4 Secrets to Formatting Your Resume for a Long-Distance Job Hunt

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

    Daniel Sullivan
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    In today’s economy and fast-paced, ever-evolving business market, hiring full time does not always make sense.  Your company may have a hiring freeze that prohibits you taking on a new staff member full time, reduce tax risks associated with 1099 independent contractors, avoid the negative press that comes with having to lay workers off, or evaluate a candidate’s skills prior to offering direct employment.  As such, many employers are looking for short-term workers to help meet deadlines or take on special projects. For this reason, short-term contracts are becoming increasingly…
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  • 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 […]
  • Are employers trying to trick you with this question?

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

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

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

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    Tesla (International) - California - Sedan, Ardennes - Tesla’s goal is to accelerate the world’s transition to electric mobility with a full range of increasingly affordable electric cars. California-based Tesla designs and manufactures EVs, as well as EV powertrain components for partners such as Toyota and Daimler. Model S is the w...
  • Technical Sales Specialist 100%

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    BACHEM AG - Torrance, CA - Technical Sales Specialist 100% Bachem. Leading beyond peptides Bachem is an independent, publicly quoted, globally operating swiss-based biotech company with a comprehensive range of services for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Bachem is a leader in the development o...
  • Independent Driver

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    Pacific Palisades, CA - 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...
  • Pediatrics - Physician

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    All Star Recruiting - Oklahoma - Company: Job Type Name: Physician Jobs Date Updated: 2014-08-26 Job Number: 18939 Job Title: Excellent Pediatrician Job in Oklahoma Job Description: Seeking a BC/BE Pediatrician to provide traditional locums coverage from December to February in Southern Oklahoma. Locum to p...
  • Independent Driver

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:53 am
    Hemet, CA - 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...
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    Career Rocketeer

  • How to Leverage Alumni Networking on LinkedIn to Find a Job

    Guest Expert
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    If you are frustrated searching job boards, sending resumes into black holes, and not getting responses from prospective employees, what I call “The Alumni Networking Solution” will help you. Research from Jobvite found that “Employees hired through referral are hired 55% faster than those who come from a career site.” I have personally used The Alumni Networking Solution to [...] The post How to Leverage Alumni Networking on LinkedIn to Find a Job appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • Career Direction: From Storyteller To Storydoer

    Guest Expert
    17 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Do you wish you had a crystal ball to see your future career direction? Do you wish someone will tell you what path to take? It really won’t help you. The past can help you to understand and articulate your story to date, and having excellent eyesight and insight can help you to see clearly [...] The post Career Direction: From Storyteller To Storydoer appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • Personal Branding: Where to Start When You Don’t Know How

    Guest Expert
    16 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Launching a personal website, launching a brand, launching a business. These were some of the key search terms on Google when people wanted to begin building a brand. Many of the personal branding articles share ambiguous advice without real actionable steps to act upon. Launching your brand does not need to take months and months [...] The post Personal Branding: Where to Start When You Don’t Know How appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • The 20-Point Job Search Game Plan

    Perry Newman
    15 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Autumn is football season and as I listen to the TV analysts handicapping each game two words are ubiquitous in their conversation when they discuss what it takes for each of the two teams to win. These words are ‘Game Plan’. In football, more than in any other sport, regardless of the disparity of talent, [...] The post The 20-Point Job Search Game Plan appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
  • How to Improve Communication Skills at Work

    Margaret Buj
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:30 am
    Communication is without the doubt one of the most important business skills, no matter what industry you are in. As a Sr. Recruiter and Interview Coach, I have seen many candidates, often strong technically, fail interviews as their communication skills weren’t strong enough. Most of us process huge numbers of messages every day. However, effective [...] The post How to Improve Communication Skills at Work appeared first on Career Rocketeer.
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  • Interview Showdown: You vs. the Competition

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 1:52 pm
    After a while, all the different interview tips can begin to run together and even feel stale. Dress to impress – done. Do your research – check. Be prepared – got it. It can seem like every job seeker out there is following the exact same advice, and you begin to question if it’s even possible to stand out from your competition during job interviews. The truth is, though, many candidates don’t follow commonsense advice, and actually doing what is recommended will put you at the top of the group. But, how can you go from the top 10 to the number one choice? The answer is to give…
  • Instant Makeover: Look More Professional In Minutes

    admin
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    Looking your best in job interviews is an essential part of showing potential employers that you’re professional and serious about the opportunity. The same goes for maintaining a level of professionalism and success in the workplace. And, doing so doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, there are a number of things you can do right now to make your professional image look even more professional. Here are nine tips for an instant professional make-over. Embrace the power of a neck tie Gentlemen, if you’re heading to a job interview, don’t forget to throw on a nice tie. Wearing a tie…
  • Avoiding Hand Injuries at Work

    admin
    17 Oct 2014 | 8:13 am
    We use our hands for so many tasks that we often take them for granted. Imagine how difficult it would be to brush your teeth, put on shoes, drive, work or do a million other things because of an injury or loss of a hand. Unfortunately, hand injuries occur in the workplace every 32 seconds according to Telecom Insurance Group. Every year 16 million people seek emergency care for hand injuries Most of these accidents are preventable, so it’s very important to know and understand prevention tips. Sources for Hand Injury Prevention WebMD offers valuable tips for preventing finger, hand, and…
  • Want a College Major That’ll Get You Hired?

    admin
    15 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    If you answered yes, you may want to consider studying business, engineering, or nursing. According to a new report released by Express Employment Professionals, college graduates who have a business, engineering, accounting, or nursing degree will have a much easier time finding jobs than graduates in other professions. By the Numbers More than a quarter of the survey’s 115 respondents said business was the best major for finding employment, followed by engineering, accounting, nursing, computer, and information sciences. “Business is still a good bet for a college major, according to…
  • Are You a Job Search Zombie? Bring Your Job Search Back to Life

    admin
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:26 pm
    The fifth season debut of The Walking Dead has everyone talking, showing that the popularity of all things zombie is not going away anytime soon. And with Halloween right around the corner, the undead will be a popular choice for anyone dressing up for a costume party or a night of trick or treating. Here are three job search lessons you can learn from the undead, and three reasons you want your efforts to find work to be full of life and anything other than zombie-like. What Zombies Can Teach You 1. Move in packs While zombies can be managed fairly easily one on one, when they arrive in…
 
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  • 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,…
  • Shark Tank Success: Great Drama, Few Deals

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

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

    Matt Krumrie
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:23 am
    How can you avoid ageism in your interviewing and hiring? Start by avoiding questions which convey the message that an over-55 applicant is “too old”. The post How to Avoid Ageism in Hiring appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • What to Do if You’re About to be Fired

    Nicole Cavazos
    21 Oct 2014 | 11:26 am
    Getting the feeling that you're about to be fired? With a little planning, you can soften the financial and emotional blow that comes with losing your job. The post What to Do if You’re About to be Fired appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • 5 Mistakes to Avoid During the Hiring Process

    Matt Krumrie
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
    The hiring process is fraught with challenges: Vetting the top candidates, finding the best match and hiring the right person for the position are among the many challenges HR, recruiters and small business owners all The post 5 Mistakes to Avoid During the Hiring Process appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • How to Find a Job in Another Country

    Nicole Cavazos
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:29 am
    Fewer things are more exciting and scarier than finding your way in an entirely new country. But unless you plan to make a living with a guitar and glass jar, you need to do your homework before getting on that plane. Here are some things to help you prepare for your big adventure. The post How to Find a Job in Another Country appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • What Traits Make a “Great Hire” Great?

    Matt Krumrie
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:31 am
    What traits make a great hire? For some, it's the right amount of experience, for others, it's a hire with that hard-to-find skill or background. The post What Traits Make a “Great Hire” Great? appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
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  • 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…
  • Why You Should Be Blogging on the Job Hunt

    Daniel Sullivan
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    While blogging as a platform has been around for a while, it wasn’t until relatively recently when job seekers started using this social media tool to help them find their next job. Since recruiters are already using social media sites like Twitter and LinkedIn to find candidates you can also bet that they are looking through candidate blogs. In other words, if you don’t have one yet you may be missing out on some great job opportunities. Below you’ll find a list of benefits that explain why you should start a blog to help you expand your job hunt.   You have more than just a…
  • 4 Secrets to Formatting Your Resume for a Long-Distance Job Hunt

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

    Daniel Sullivan
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    In today’s economy and fast-paced, ever-evolving business market, hiring full time does not always make sense.  Your company may have a hiring freeze that prohibits you taking on a new staff member full time, reduce tax risks associated with 1099 independent contractors, avoid the negative press that comes with having to lay workers off, or evaluate a candidate’s skills prior to offering direct employment.  As such, many employers are looking for short-term workers to help meet deadlines or take on special projects. For this reason, short-term contracts are becoming increasingly…
 
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    The Recruiters Lounge

  • TalentCircles and SwoopTalent Announce Alliance #hrtechconf

    Jessica Merrell
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:19 am
      TalentCircles© Inc., an interactive talent acquisition platform hailed as one of the most transformative HR technology solutions by enabling organizations to create and nurture their talent pools announces a strategic relationship with SwoopTalent. SwoopTalent©, also a Silicon Valley based technology company, is the most powerful talent data aggregation and social sourcing platform in the […]
  • Summer Slackers? Does the Hot Weather Affect Productivity?

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

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

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

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

    Daisy Wright
    20 Oct 2014 | 12:43 pm
    “Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn’t change anything. All it does is steal your joy and keeps you busy doing nothing.” ~Unknown Ouch! Seems like a callous way to look at a serious matter! But, it’s the truth. Worrying about a situation doesn’t change anything. Did you get up this Monday morning worried about something? Are you a ‘serial worrier’ – the ones who worry even when they don’t have anything to worry about. I hope not. This edition of the Monday Rx is not an attempt to trivialize a genuine concern, but to put things into…
  • Begin Each Day With A Grateful Heart [Monday Rx]

    Daisy Wright
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:52 am
      Begin each day with a grateful heart! This image was scooped from Kimberly Allison’s Google+ Page, so attributes go to her (and the proper owner). Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! While today is Columbus Day in the US, it’s Thanksgiving Monday here in Canada. It is an opportunity for us to look back and be grateful for what we have, knowing that so many people all around the world are facing arduous situations. What are you grateful for? The five points in the image above are appropriate for today’s Monday Rx. They might not be the typical Thanksgiving message, but let…
  • Your Job Search Failure is Not Fatal [Monday Rx]

    Daisy Wright
    6 Oct 2014 | 6:02 am
    Many of us have experienced a failure of one kind or another at points in our lives. Sometimes it’s an interview that did not go well, a job offer that went to someone else, or a promotion that did not materialize. The reality is that whatever the failure, its initial impact is never pleasant. But, because most of us tend to wrap our self-worth around our jobs or careers, when we experience a failure or we are rejected, we tell ourselves that we don’t have what it takes to succeed. Last week, soon after I sent out the Monday Rx, I received the following note from a client: “Daisy, I…
  • Dare To Take Chances – [Your Monday Rx]

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

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

  • How to Experience Job Satisfaction Every Day

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

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

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

    benfanning
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    That critical inner voice — “Who do you think you are?” I was trembling, getting ready to go in front of my first group as Chief Burnout Officer. I’d given lots of presentations at the office and to clients before, but this one felt a lot more personal. I was helping people create the job they love..a personal mission I really believe in. It seemed like there was a lot on the line for me at the time, although I was probably over hyping it in my mind…anxiety will do that.  I remember a critical inner voice appearing in my head asking, “I’m I really ready for…
  • How to Build Your Most Supportive Community

    benfanning
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    I’ve always been a sociable guy.  I love to meet new people and after years of working in organizations I’ve built a robust corporate network including almost 10,000 LinkedIn connections…if you count that sort of thing. Despite this network though, there was a gap. You see I was supporting others, but I didn’t have the community established to support me.  The consequence was that I was starting to lose momentum in my business and even getting a bit lonely. I learned that everyone needs two communities – the one you serve and one that supports you.  So I began…
 
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    Recruiting & Career Blog

  • Enhance Your Company Culture With Corporate Social Responsibility

    Adecco
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    In today’s working world, people tend to throw around the term “corporate social responsibility” with no abandon. It makes you wonder if the words have lost their meaning. Or maybe they’ve just evolved? What does “corporate social responsibility” (CSR) mean to you – and to your company? Register for our webinar on November 5 to learn more and earn an HRCI credit. Does it come in the form of holiday charity drives or a walk for a cure? Or is it more about go-green initiatives and environmental sustainability (smaller carbon footprint!)? Or maybe it means donating large chunks of…
  • Top Conferences for .NET Developers in 2015

    Emily Schweiss
    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    With the New Year just a couple of months away, do you know which .NET Conferences you’ll be attending in 2015? We’ve gathered info on the top 14 must-sees for 2015 which will offer you the opportunity to hone your craft while making great connections with influencers in the industry.  Insider tip: book your tickets early to take advantage of early bird pricing or group discounts! Must-See Conferences for .NET Developers CodeMash (@codemash) January 6 – 9, 2015 Sandusky, OH  CodeMash is a unique event offering tracks in a variety of platforms such as .NET, Java, Ruby, Python…
  • Recruiting Strategy: 3 Things You Must Do in Q4

    Jon Phillips
    16 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    This is part two of our “Seasonal Hiring” blog series. Part one discusses the benefits of using a staffing company to help meet seasonal staffing needs. It’s no secret that recruiting should be a year-round effort. But carefully planning your recruiting and hiring efforts in Q4 can save you a tremendous amount time and money come January. The last quarter is likely the most complex of the year because of the holiday season; employers tend to receive fewer resumes and prefer to dedicate resources to departments that have an immediate impact on revenues. For employers, recruiting…
  • Using the “Myers-Briggs” Assessment to Understand your Co-Workers and Employees

    Claire Topalian
    15 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Many different personalities show up at work every day. These distinctions between people and the way they work can present huge challenges if they go misunderstood. Using the Myers-Briggs assessment, you can reach a new level of understanding about your employees, the way they work and lead, as well as the way that your personality impacts your professional self. The Myers-Briggs test is a series of personality profiles based on the work of Isabel Briggs Myers and her mother, Katharine Briggs, “who developed their theory of personality type using psychologist Carl Jung’s text…
  • Professional & Business Services Sector Leads September’s Job Growth

    Katherine Stevens
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    In September, the United States generated 248,000 new jobs, a huge jump from last month’s gain of 142,000. The positive news continued as the unemployment rate declined by 0.2 percentage points — dropping from 6.1% to 5.9%, which is the lowest we’ve seen since September 2008. Over the past year, the unemployment rate has declined by 1.3 percentage points and the unemployed persons by 19 million. In the third quarter, job growth vacillated, improving upon the second quarter’s success. Revised numbers were released, showing that both July and August experienced combined growth of 69,000…
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    Big Interview

  • 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…
  • Answering the Database / SQL Interview Questions

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

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

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

  • 3 Reasons You Should Respond to a Recruiter

    Julia Weeks
    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    When searching for a job, it can be easy to ignore job opportunities after finally receiving and accepting a job offer.  You feel like you have finally accomplished your goal and you are ready to be done with the whole interview and job hunt process.  Quite often, I have seen people ignore phone calls and emails from recruiters as soon as they have accepted a new position.  However, it is important to follow up and respond to these recruiters, explaining that you are no longer on the job hunt.  1. Future Uncertainty I once knew a job seeker who accepted a job offer, turned in his 2 weeks…
  • How to Successfully Reconnect with a Professional Contact

    Lauren Levine
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Success in business is largely about who you know, which means that building and maintaining a strong professional network is key. However, sometimes a connection you’ve worked to cultivate fades out over time. Yet this doesn’t mean that this person is lost forever. If you’re looking to rebuild that professional friendship, try using one of these strategies: Send an e-mail where you don’t ask for anything The best time to restart a professional friendship is when you don’t need anything at all. Try dropping that person a line and talking about something you know that they would find…
  • 3 Reasons to Create a Professional Portfolio

    Julia Weeks
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    In today’s job search, it can be tough to stand out amongst the plethora of job seekers applying to the same positions you are interviewing for.  One way to stand out from the crowd is by creating a professional portfolio. A professional portfolio is a binder or folder that holds any items of recognition, awards, proof of top-notch skills, etc.  There are several reasons why you should consider putting together a portfolio before you begin your job search.  1. Showcase your skills A professional portfolio can showcase your skills, backing up your resume and interviews.  By including…
  • The Portrait of the Modern Mobile Business Traveler

    Guest Post
    14 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Business travelers have always had a lot on their minds, from managing their expense reports to stressing over flight delays. In today’s mobile age, the number of people travelling while working has grown significantly. While the infographic below shows some remarkable statistics about our modern day business traveler, what are some of the challenges that they face? How can they use their mobile technology to eliminate some common traveling tragedies? CONNECTIVITY COSTS Although it seems like wireless connections are almost everywhere in the US today, Europeans are spending billions on…
  • The Real Reasons Why You Didn’t Hear Back After an Interview

    Lauren Levine
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    We’ve all been there: you go in for an interview and feel confident, only to go weeks or months without hearing a word for the company. You’re mystified and truly have no idea why you heard nothing from the business. While it’s hurtful and can damage your confidence, understand that the reasons behind the disappearance probably have nothing at all to do with you. Some of the most common reasons why you didn’t hear back after a job interview include: The “open” position fell through and they’re dealing with the aftermath Sometimes a company has every intention of hiring for a…
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    The Prepary

  • Giveaway! 3 spots in my interview prep workshop

    Jaime Petkanics
    22 Oct 2014 | 5:00 am
    More fun stuff going on at Prepary means more giveaways! If you’ve been following along on social, you’ve probably noticed that I’m hosting an (online) interview prep workshop on Wednesday the 29th. I’m super excited about sharing everything I’ve learned from interviewing thousands of candidates over the years (to help you be a better interviewee!) I’m also giving away 3 spots to my Prepary readers! Whether you have an interview in the next few weeks… or just feel this has never been a strong area for you, this 2 hour workshop/course is going to be…
  • Can I follow up on my job application after not hearing back?

    Jaime Petkanics
    20 Oct 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Thanks for all your great questions that are fueling Q&A Monday. Keep em coming! Today’s question is such a good one… and something I bet a lot of you are struggling with. I recently applied for a job online and haven’t heard back. Someone suggested I follow up on my job application by contacting the “decision maker” on the other end with an email. This is to reiterate my interest and draw their attention to myself as a candidate in a positive way. It sounds like a good plan at first glance. But with privacy concerns and the often highlighted note ‘no…
  • 3 Tips to Get a Job in Fashion

    Jaime Petkanics
    17 Oct 2014 | 7:31 am
    My advice typically applies to many different industries and types of roles. However, I spent 4 years of my career working in the Fashion industry and know that it’s a world a lot of people want to break into. It’s competitive to get your foot in the door but a very fun and interesting industry to work in. So if you’re trying to get a job in fashion, here are a few tips to help you out. One. Start as early as you can, and gain relevant experience It’s really never too early to start. If you’re a student, your goal should be to get as many fashion-related…
  • What to do when you’re overqualified for a job, but want it anyway

    Jaime Petkanics
    13 Oct 2014 | 11:15 am
    This Monday, I’m excited to answer a question from Elana about being overqualified for a job, and getting passed over for that reason. Here’s her question: Q: I’m often being told that I’m overqualified, and this is the reason why I don’t get invited to interviews. As a matter of fact, it may be, but if this could give me the possibility to get my foot in the door and land something in my dream company, I would definitely accept to start lower. How can I convey this in my application without sounding desperate? Before we dive into the answer, let’s pull…
  • How to Land a Summer Internship

    Jaime Petkanics
    8 Oct 2014 | 3:04 pm
    If you’re a regular reader you know that I almost never put guest posts up on The Prepary. But I’ve made an exception, and will continue to in the future if I find someone whose experience you can really benefit from. While I was still working at my last job in the fashion industry, our team had an amazing intern, Kat (now a Junior). Kat is smart, on the ball, and totally driven. Having just gone through the process of getting a summer internship at one of the most competitive companies in fashion I asked Kat to share her tips with you guys…  Thank you Kat for an…
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    J Patrick + Associates Blog

  • 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…
  • Why You Should Be Blogging on the Job Hunt

    Daniel Sullivan
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    While blogging as a platform has been around for a while, it wasn’t until relatively recently when job seekers started using this social media tool to help them find their next job. Since recruiters are already using social media sites like Twitter and LinkedIn to find candidates you can also bet that they are looking through candidate blogs. In other words, if you don’t have one yet you may be missing out on some great job opportunities. Below you’ll find a list of benefits that explain why you should start a blog to help you expand your job hunt.   You have more than just a…
  • 4 Secrets to Formatting Your Resume for a Long-Distance Job Hunt

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

    Daniel Sullivan
    23 Sep 2014 | 6:00 am
    In today’s economy and fast-paced, ever-evolving business market, hiring full time does not always make sense.  Your company may have a hiring freeze that prohibits you taking on a new staff member full time, reduce tax risks associated with 1099 independent contractors, avoid the negative press that comes with having to lay workers off, or evaluate a candidate’s skills prior to offering direct employment.  As such, many employers are looking for short-term workers to help meet deadlines or take on special projects. For this reason, short-term contracts are becoming increasingly…
 
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    HER AGENDA

  • 6 Ways To Achieve Financial Stability

    Kate Wilson
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    So you’ve officially embarked upon your postgraduate career – are you set to start saving? Okay, maybe stashing more cash isn’t the way you envisioned spending your paychecks. But if you want to set yourself up for financial stability, you’ll want to take note of these tips to keep your money worries away—for now, and for the future. 1. Fund Your Retirement Accounts At this point in your life, you have a couple of options to prepare for retirement: a 401(k) and an IRA. Basically, a 401(k) allows you to funnel a portion of your paycheck into a separate account. As of 2014,…
  • How Tech Skills Saved My Multi-Passionate Career

    Skillcrush
    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    By Randle Browning When I watched marketing and business expert Marie Forleo’s video about multi-passionate careers, I breathed a big sigh of relief. Finally, someone who understood me. I’m one of those people with a lot of irons in the fire. I find myself wishing that I could divide my life into 4 recurring cycles, so that each year I spent 3 months writing, 3 months playing music, 3 months cooking professionally, and 3 months learning something completely new. I’m not ruling out the quarterly creative model, but for now I’m left pursuing ALL of my passions at once, AND trying to…
  • FOCUS100: A Tech Conference Where Women and People of Color Take Center Stage

    NESHA
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:44 am
    At a recent tech conference the question was posed “Why do you stay even when it’s hard?” The speaker, Anil Dash and co-founder of ThinkUp and Activate responded, “I show up because it is hard.” Entrepreneurship is hard, working in the ever evolving constantly changing field of tech is hard, and it’s even harder when you feel alone or like you are the “only one” because you are a person of color or a woman. To help provide resources and a sense of community for those who need more of a voice in tech, Kathryn Finney started FOCUS100, the most diverse tech conference in the…
  • Put Your Best Face Forward: 6 Makeup Tips To Master A Professional Look

    Shanell Peterson
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:24 pm
    I am sure that we can all agree that when we think we look good, we feel confident. And, as we all know, confident women do great things. For me, the biggest confidence boost comes from a great face of makeup. I want to share a few tips and tricks for make up so next time you walk into a meeting or engage in a professional Skype call, you will feel like your most confident and capable self! 1. Keep it simple. A study done in 2011 showed that women who wore simpler makeup—as opposed to dramatic, glamorous makeup—were thought of as being more trustworthy, capable, and likable. With this in…
  • Meteorologist Rhonda Lee on Natural Hair and TV Comebacks

    Bauce Mag
    16 Oct 2014 | 12:42 pm
    written by Sabby Smith Meteorologist Rhonda A. Lee knows a thing or two about what it means to appreciate and defend natural beauty – both on and off the television screen. In this month’s Bauce feature, we were given the utmost pleasure to hear more from the woman who demonstrates courage, strength and offers caliber to the African-American natural hair and ethnic movement. Since she was a little kid, Lee always wanted to do the weather. After high school, she attended Kansas State University where she studied Journalism as an alternative because the institution did not have a weather…
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    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.
  • Can a Felon get a Teaching Job?

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

  • 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.
  • Decoding The DNA Of Great Recruiters (Part I)

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

    Amplify Talent
    4 Sep 2014 | 8:14 am
    Today's Cool Tool Quickie is a new tool aimed at replacing the contacts app on your phone - Humin. Humin takes your phone address book to the next level, providing contextual information about your contacts (where you met, location, company, etc.). It integrates to social networks like LinkedIn and Facebook, as well as your email and calendar clients, to provide rich profile data on your contacts.
 
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    Career Intelligence Blog

  • Do Headhunters See You As An Expert In Your Industry Niche? [Part 3]

    Hiten Kamari Popat
    15 Oct 2014 | 6:21 am
    Publishing Articles on Linkedin There’s no better way to be projected as a knowledgeable professional than to publicly display it. We do it with our profiles and by listing our experiences people are able to see what we have been a part of – But that does not highlight the extent of our professional knowledge. By producing articles on industry relevant content we are not only articulating our thoughts and ideas but potentially prompting individuals to leave a response, start a debate or at the very least ‘like’ or share our article, giving us more publicity. How can I publish on…
  • Do Headhunters See You As An Expert In Your Industry Niche? [Part 2]

    Hiten Kamari Popat
    9 Oct 2014 | 4:40 am
    Linkedin and Twitter: Two Peas in a Recruiter’s Pod Although the two platforms may seem very different in appearance, they both share some fundamental similarities in their features and a set of amendments can be made to each profile to assure people see you as an expert within your industry. To be headhunted, first you need to be seen. Here’s a few things to consider to ensure you have a strong presence. Connections and Followers On Twitter: we want to ensure you have a high follower rate, preferably a number higher to that of the number of people you are following. Our benchmark is…
  • Do Headhunters See You As An Expert In Your Industry Niche? [Part 1]

    Hiten Kamari Popat
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:04 am
    The question one often asks themselves when looking for a new position: “How am I perceived by others?” More importantly, “Are the right people seeing me in the right light?” If you haven’t thought about this, you most certainly should – and be ready to take action! In case you missed our article on Achieving the Highest Rank on Linkedin check it out now to assure you have the fundamentals set. Typically when applying for Jobs you would submit your CV and send off a correlating cover letter to the recruiter directly, whether it be through a job portal website or if you’ve…
  • How to achieve the highest rank on Linkedin

    Hiten Kamari Popat
    2 Oct 2014 | 8:36 am
    If you didn’t already know, Linkedin attempts to measure the strength of your profile. However, what it doesn’t do is tell you how to climb the rankings! If you’re wondering where you can see this indication, simply follow these instructions: Once you are logged in, click onto the profile tab (at the top of the screen) and you will be able to see the profile strength indicator located on the right, in between your profile and the scroll bar. There are four levels to achieve: I will be taking through the fundamental steps to not only achieve the ‘All Star’ rank but to assure you’re…
  • Mastering The Art of Personal Branding Online

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

    Susan P. Joyce
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:21 pm
    FACT: the better  and more impressive you make your former employers look, the better you look to potential new employers. Demonstrate your attitude and professionalism, the “company you keep,” and what you have experienced and learned. Communicate only positive things (a.k.a. “brag”) about your employers (current and former). Your job search will be helped when […] The post Secret Way to Boost Your Job Search Value: Brag About Your Employers by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • How to Have a Successful Job Search Today

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

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

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

    briana
    21 Oct 2014 | 9:00 am
    HireGround is growing – we are looking for a Full Stack Web Developer &  Front End Web Developer to join our team! See the posting on our Careers page for more details and to apply.
  • One Simple Way to Improve your Hiring Data

    briana
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:49 pm
    We have a great, long-time client whose team does something interesting: they write a note on each applicant to say why that person didn’t make the cut. We thought this was such a great idea we incorporated rejection reasons into our new software from the very beginning. Whether you track this information with manual notes, […]
  • The Importance of HR metrics

    briana
    10 Oct 2014 | 2:35 pm
    Human Resources have typically been an area of the corporate world that pays less attention to analyzing data. Perhaps the reason for this is a determined focus on the ‘human’ element, and an effort to avoid the image of the fun-killing HR often portrayed in popular media. Nobody wants to be Toby from The Office. […]
  • Don’t ever make this interview mistake

    briana
    7 Oct 2014 | 11:27 am
    At a job interview you are there to prove that you are a responsible adult. That you can work independently. That you can perform well while not under supervision. That you don’t need your hand held in stressful or important situations. That you are capable of thinking for yourself and solving your own problems. Bringing […]
  • Asking for a Raise is A Good Thing – Here’s How to Do It Well

    briana
    6 Oct 2014 | 9:08 am
    In the working world, it’s relatively common knowledge that to get a raise, you need to ask for a raise. But Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella recently received criticism for telling a group of women in technology that they shouldn’t ask for raises. Nadella was a guest speaker at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in […]
 
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    Career Igniter

  • Tips For Polishing Your Resume

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

    Chelsea Lawler
    2 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    A solid personal reference can be the crowning jewel to your job application. A reference is typically the final step in the interview process, as it will solidify your skills, personality, and overall achievements. It is a way for a hiring manager to check with other individuals about any missing information or validation about you, […]
  • How To Effectively Communicate Your Career Brand To A Potential Employer

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

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

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

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    19 Oct 2014 | 3:22 pm
    In thinking about gossip, we giggle and think of something trivial we said behind someone’s back. Never thought much regarding the power of gossip until a professor in my A Brief History of Mankind MOOC identified gossip as one of the most important characteristics in the evolution of man. His argument is: gossip allows us to interact in ever-increasing social circles and, without it, we would be confounded in making new connections with persons in groups outside of our own. Similar to a point made in Wikipedia: Gossip is crucial in the forming of social bonds in large groups. People…
  • Self-Guided Learning

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    13 Oct 2014 | 10:00 am
    Self-guided learning is increasingly accessible to us – through online learning platforms, digital content, discussion forums, etc. Sometimes going back to college to learn a particular discipline or subject is avoidable. To illustrate this notion of self-guided learning, I discuss my experience learning about K-12 and higher education systems over the last couple of years. I have a working knowledge in education systems and offer a unique perspective when I cross disciplines with my business and technology background. Self-Guided Learning I took a MOOC called Emerging Trends &…
  • College Maturity

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    6 Oct 2014 | 7:44 am
    The transition from high school to college to early employment is crucial in career development. A successful transition depends on maturity, being able to prioritize learning while becoming more self and socially aware. In Aspiring Adults Adrift, the authors take their study (started in Academically Adrift) further to understand the lives of early career professionals soon after graduating from college. Time Management College graduates are still having a difficult time finding satisfying employment. In a recent article in HBR, a study points out that employees also recognize the existence…
  • What Is Knowledge?

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

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

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:45 pm
    Who says fresh graduates can’t network? Here’s your ultimate guide on how to stand out from the crowd and make meaningful connections. Networking is an essential part of growing your career, along with socialization. It is one of the most effective ways to build meaningful relationships, whether with your clients, managers, bosses, or colleagues. If you’ve experienced life as an intern, thrown into the world of networking without a real skill set, then you know that introductions and developing connections can be difficult. Look Back You may not realize that college experience has…
  • Interview Question: How would you know you were successful on this job?

    16 Oct 2014 | 11:54 am
    If you know how to speak employer, it will be easier for you to interpret this interview question. While this question may seem to give a license to brag, be careful not to overdo it. This is a question that lets you analyze your strengths and how they match the requirements of the role. No Bragging Rights When asked this question, do not answer the recruiter by saying how great you are as an employee. (This answer is unlikely to get you the job you’re applying for.) Though you do want to highlight your strengths, you need to have evidence to back them up and connect them with the role you…
  • 7 Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer

    15 Oct 2014 | 10:53 am
    It’s important to weigh all the factors involved before accepting a job offer in order to avoid making a poor decision. This is extremely important, especially if you’re building your career path to success. A job offer can get you up on your feet. However, before you sign on to spend 30 to 40 hours a week at your new place of employment, make sure you do your homework and know what you’re potentially getting yourself into. Here are seven questions you may want to ask before saying yes: What will I be doing day to day? Do you know the scope of the job? Sometimes job descriptions may not…
  • 6 Foolproof Strategies to Succeed at a Job Fair

    14 Oct 2014 | 8:41 am
    Establishing network connections at a job fair is extremely difficult, considering the number of job seekers you are up against in that environment. Sadly, a lot of candidates are approaching recruiters the wrong way during job fairs.  To help you stand out among the rest, here are some tips you may want to consider: Choose the right job fair. Some fairs are hosted by a single company with many jobs to fill. Other fairs gather a variety of employers with jobs to fill. If you’ve recently graduated, attend job fairs that are aimed at entry-level types of positions. (Choose the right job…
  • Interview Question: Have you learned from mistakes on the job?

    13 Oct 2014 | 12:24 am
    Mistakes committed during your previous jobs shouldn’t be set aside. Your mistakes can actually help you face difficult situations confidently, and influence the way you make decisions for the better. If you are asked this question during an interview, do you know how to answer it professionally? Before you give your answer, keep in mind that making mistakes is inevitable. But you can choose to let the mistakes become lessons you can keep. Here are some tips to help you answer the question on interview day: List all your work experiences. This includes past companies you have worked for,…
 
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    Career QA

  • What Does A Hairdresser Do?

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:37 am
    Cutting and styling of hair are the hairdresser’s turf. Also called hairstylists, hairdressers also perform other hair procedures like shampooing and coloring. They know how to twist, turn, tie and braid hair to achieve the look a customer desires. Using [...]
  • What Are The Duties Of A Corrections Officer?

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:02 am
    A corrections officer is responsible for supervising arrested individuals who are sentenced to serve time in prison or jail and individuals who have been arrested for a crime. It is the duty of a corrections officer to oversee and supervise [...]
  • What Does A Surgical Technologist Do?

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    No doubt about it, the prospect of undergoing surgery is never an easy prospect. Patients have to deal with a number of emotions—ranging from uncertainty to fear about the outcome of the operation. At the very least, they want to [...]
  • How Much Does A Court Reporter Make?

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:46 am
    Court reporters are integral to the legal process. They are the ones who keep an accurate record of court proceedings through the use stenography machines and other equipment. It’s a career for those who enjoy recording what happens in court [...]
  • Neuropsychologist

    admin
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:36 am
    Are you interested in the link between the brain and behavior? Do you want to help people who have neurobehavioral and neurodegenerative disorders? If the answer to these questions is yes then you can consider becoming a neuropsychologist. In this [...]
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    Goodwill Industries International, Inc. » Career and Financial Advice

  • How Free Education Tools Can Propel Your Career

    Jonathan Miller
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    If you’re looking to switch careers, get a promotion or learn a new skill, consider furthering your education with free online tools and resources. Here are five free ways to help you achieve your career goals: Free Online Education—Take advantage of online educational opportunities. Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, offer a wide range of topics and are flexible to meet your schedule. To get an idea of available courses, browse the programs at edX, Coursera and Udacity. All three programs offer students the opportunity to earn a certificate of achievement. Tax Breaks for…
  • One Indispensable Career Advice Tool

    Jonathan Miller
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    When you’re looking for a job, trying to enhance your career or even thinking about switching fields, you might find that the journey is full of false starts and complications that you didn’t anticipate. Do your skills match what you’re trying to do? Did you find that you needed education or a credential to get the job you want? Are you missing steps in the path that you’re trying to take? It can be a frustrating experience, but the important thing is to not give up. Everybody deserves to have a fulfilling career; the trick is knowing how to get it. Fortunately, there are…
  • How to Explain Gaps in Employment

    Dennis Nelson
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    It is not uncommon for individuals to have gaps in employment at some point during their life. Despite the reason, these gaps will stand out on your résumé, and you may be expected to explain them during an interview. Be prepared to overcome this hurdle by having your answers ready ahead of time. Chances are very high that the employer will ask questions about it, and not having a reason for your employment gap may lead the employer to draw their own conclusions. Here are three tips to keep in mind when preparing to address employment gaps: Tell the Truth—If an employer believes you are…
  • Seven Ways to Sabotage Your Next Job Interview

    Jonathan Miller
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Last week, we covered steps to make your job interview a success. But what about what not to do? Avoid these missteps to present yourself in the best possible light to your potential employer. Don’t use your résumé as a crutch. Even if it’s just because you’re nervous, you’ll look unprepared if you’re constantly staring at the paper. Instead, study your résumé so you can remember all the specifics that you referenced, and practice talking about them before the interview. Don’t act arrogantly. You may be perfect for the job, great at what you do and a perfect fit for the…
  • Five Steps to Make Your Next Job Interview a Success

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

  • Last chance to get the “90-Day Love Your Career Formula”

    Anna Runyan
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Are you joining us? The 90-Day Love Your Career Formula is closing in a few hours… Here’s how to enroll in the program and get started with us in class tomorrow. Got Q’s? Email me and my team at anna@classycareergirl.com. -Anna
  • The Best LinkedIn Strategy Is….

    Anna Runyan
    20 Oct 2014 | 8:54 am
    So we all know that job searching can eat up a lot of time.  First, you have to find a job to apply to. Then, you have to complete those awful applications that make you include so much info that no one even looks at. And it’s the same boat if you are starting a business. There are so many things to do before you can even start earning an income, where do you even start? I know firsthand that finding a career you love with a very busy schedule can work, you just have to use your time wisely and efficiently. And building relationships is your best bet for success. So, here’s a…
  • Finding a career you love is not as hard as you think

    Anna Runyan
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:09 am
    You’ve tried everything you can think of in your job search. So where, exactly, are you against your career goals and dreams? The truth is, most of us struggle to find a career we love at first. And even if you have a job that is paying the bills, it’s tough finding the career you were born to do. The one you are meant to do that makes you so darn happy to wake up and go to work everyday. My friend reminded me of something the other day. I have been sharing a lot on social media that I have a career I love now which makes me super happy BUT I need to make sure I don’t forget…
  • I Love My Career Case Study- Vivian Ly: “I got 3 job offers!”

    Anna Runyan
    18 Oct 2014 | 7:35 am
    Welcome to the first edition of the “I Love My Career” series which aims to celebrate women (and my clients) who are stepping up and making HUGE leaps in their careers. I love sharing the real and raw truth on what it takes to achieve career success. One of the reasons I love my job is I get to work with ambitious women and let me tell you, Vivian is one of them. This girl was so determined to find a career she loved. I was not surprised when she emailed me to tell me that she got THREE job offers and needed help deciding between them!  This girl is going places and I…
  • PDF Download: The Love Your Career Formula Roadmap

    Anna Runyan
    17 Oct 2014 | 11:48 am
    Hi there! I just released my highly coveted Love Your Career Formula Roadmap! You can check it out here. It’s a simple, 1 page downloadable PDF, designed to help you create a career and life you love specifically for those of you who are thinking about a career change or thinking of starting a business.  It’s 100% free. You don’t even have to optin or anything. So, what are you waiting for…go get it. IMPORTANT: Be 100% sure to print out the PDF as you’ll want to keep it somewhere on your desk or at least in your notebook to look at regularly. Until next time!
 
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    Goodwill Industries International, Inc. » Career and Financial Advice

  • How Free Education Tools Can Propel Your Career

    Jonathan Miller
    22 Oct 2014 | 10:02 am
    If you’re looking to switch careers, get a promotion or learn a new skill, consider furthering your education with free online tools and resources. Here are five free ways to help you achieve your career goals: Free Online Education—Take advantage of online educational opportunities. Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs, offer a wide range of topics and are flexible to meet your schedule. To get an idea of available courses, browse the programs at edX, Coursera and Udacity. All three programs offer students the opportunity to earn a certificate of achievement. Tax Breaks for…
  • One Indispensable Career Advice Tool

    Jonathan Miller
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:04 pm
    When you’re looking for a job, trying to enhance your career or even thinking about switching fields, you might find that the journey is full of false starts and complications that you didn’t anticipate. Do your skills match what you’re trying to do? Did you find that you needed education or a credential to get the job you want? Are you missing steps in the path that you’re trying to take? It can be a frustrating experience, but the important thing is to not give up. Everybody deserves to have a fulfilling career; the trick is knowing how to get it. Fortunately, there are…
  • How to Explain Gaps in Employment

    Dennis Nelson
    9 Oct 2014 | 8:38 am
    It is not uncommon for individuals to have gaps in employment at some point during their life. Despite the reason, these gaps will stand out on your résumé, and you may be expected to explain them during an interview. Be prepared to overcome this hurdle by having your answers ready ahead of time. Chances are very high that the employer will ask questions about it, and not having a reason for your employment gap may lead the employer to draw their own conclusions. Here are three tips to keep in mind when preparing to address employment gaps: Tell the Truth—If an employer believes you are…
  • Seven Ways to Sabotage Your Next Job Interview

    Jonathan Miller
    1 Oct 2014 | 12:39 pm
    Last week, we covered steps to make your job interview a success. But what about what not to do? Avoid these missteps to present yourself in the best possible light to your potential employer. Don’t use your résumé as a crutch. Even if it’s just because you’re nervous, you’ll look unprepared if you’re constantly staring at the paper. Instead, study your résumé so you can remember all the specifics that you referenced, and practice talking about them before the interview. Don’t act arrogantly. You may be perfect for the job, great at what you do and a perfect fit for the…
  • Five Steps to Make Your Next Job Interview a Success

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

  • Top Healthcare Management Companies Hiring in Your State [Interactive Map]

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Healthcare management career opportunities can be found all over the country. Use this interactive map to discover the top companies hiring near you!
  • 7 Student Jobs that Build Business Experience

    13 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Every day college graduates deal with a truly frustrating phenomenon in their job search-"entry-level" positions that require anywhere from one to five years of experience. Their first instinct might be to throw their hands up in defeat, but there are ways to make these seemingly impossible experience requirements seem a little more reasonable.
  • What Can You Do with a Business Management Degree?

    6 Oct 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The answer isn't as simple as you might think. It is important to note that business management isn't only for professionals who desire to supervise a team. The education you'll receive while earning a business management degree is versatile and can prepare you for a wide variety of roles in the business world.
  • What Do Accountants Do? A Look at the Life Behind the Ledger

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

    22 Sep 2014 | 10:00 pm
    If you're considering earning a degree in business, it makes perfect sense to want to learn about your career options after graduation. Use this handy, interactive map to familiarize yourself with the opportunities available near you and start mapping out your future!
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    JobisJob Blog

  • How to Spot False Christmas Job Ads

    María Aragón
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:55 am
    If you’re planning on looking for Christmas work, you should know that there are people out there with a sour Christmas spirit. They will do business at your cost and try to take advantage of your need to work and your good faith. Stay alert for the signals. If you feel uneasy about the environment or […]The post How to Spot False Christmas Job Ads appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Technology and Jobs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

    Jeannine
    20 Oct 2014 | 2:04 am
    We all know that technology is a brilliant thing that we use every day, and sometimes, too much. Recently the iPhone 6 was released along with the new Apple Watch, and it’s all the world can talk about. The same happens with Android technology, with new software updates, with Google Glasses, you get the gist. Technology […]The post Technology and Jobs: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • The 100+ Hottest Keywords for Your CV Right Now – October 2014 Report

    Donna Svei
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:54 am
    Article by Donna Svei who is an Executive Resume Writer and Career Blogger for her site AvidCareerist. Her work has been featured on many sites including Fast Company and Lifehacker. Do you want to know which keywords you should use on your CV, LinkedIn profile, and job applications so that employers will call you? In a world […]The post The 100+ Hottest Keywords for Your CV Right Now – October 2014 Report appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • STEM Careers and the Push to Get Girls in the Game

    Jeannine
    13 Oct 2014 | 2:27 am
    Growing up we were told that girls like the colour pink, they like to play with dolls and wear dresses with sequins and hats that flop. Boys like blue and red and they play with cars and action figures and they, most of all, are terribly good at video games. And we weren’t told this once or […]The post STEM Careers and the Push to Get Girls in the Game appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Infographic | What Users Think About JobisJob

    Jeannine
    10 Oct 2014 | 1:16 am
    Recently we held a poll on Survey Monkey to see how we’re doing. We asked users a few questions about our services, information and details provided in the job offer. We also wanted to know if the information in the job descriptions was enough to prepare for an interview and how many applicants were hired […]The post Infographic | What Users Think About JobisJob appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
 
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    Resume Templates for Mac

  • How to write a strong Resume to boost your job search prospects

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

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

    Ibro Palic
    26 Apr 2014 | 12:25 pm
    Job Interview Questions – IT and Engineering Positions   General Job Interviewing Questions Tell us a little about yourself. What are your most difficult/challenging classes or classes you didn’t like? Give an example of something you’ve done at work or school that demonstrate your willingness to work hard. What sorts of things have you done read more The post Job Interview Questions – IT and Engineering Positions appeared first on Resume Templates for Mac.
  • How to write a resume if you have no work experience

    Ibro Palic
    28 Feb 2014 | 1:03 am
    How to write a resume if you have no work experience A study by CareerBuilder shows that only about 47% of people actually work in positions that are related to their degree. A scary statistic considering the time and money one puts into getting a degree. Lets go over a few things we can do read more The post How to write a resume if you have no work experience appeared first on Resume Templates for Mac.
  • How Recruiters Evaluate Resumes

    Ibro Palic
    15 Feb 2014 | 7:01 pm
    How a Recruiter evaluates your resume Let me state that every recruiter works a little differently in terms of how they look at resumes, screen, evaluate and so on. I can only speak from my experience so here is how I spend my twenty seconds or so while looking at your resume. Recent Experience Is your read more The post How Recruiters Evaluate Resumes appeared first on Resume Templates for Mac.
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    JobCluster.com Blog

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

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

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

    Brian Clapp
    19 Oct 2014 | 7:47 pm
    The question comes weekly, “I want to work in entertainment, but I don’t really know how, or what I want to do. Can you help?” The person asking this question excites me. They have a vision of what they want from life, but are unburdened by preconceived notions.  They are open and willing to tackle [...]
  • Entertainment Jobs Q&A: What Does a Promotions Assistant Do?

    Brian Clapp
    8 Oct 2014 | 1:38 pm
    I don’t know about you but to me some of these job descriptions make the roles seem more confusing than they really are. For instance, calling someone a petroleum transport engineer instead of a gas station attendant, is confusing. Now that’s not the type of job we have on our site, but you get the [...]
  • Job Interview Mistakes That Could Really Hurt Your Chances – Part 4

    Brian Clapp
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:12 pm
    We’ve been tackling a 5-part series covering some of the most common job interview mistakes people are making that are preventing them from getting the opportunity they have been waiting for. This is part 4 of 5 and trust me you want to listen and learn. job mistakes part 4 Video Transcript for “Job Interview [...]
  • Job Interview Mistakes That Could Really Hurt Your Chances – Part 3

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

    Brian Clapp
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:02 pm
    The radio industry has come under great scrutiny lately.  Is it a dying medium, akin to newspapers? Are radio advertisers still investing in the business? Will online and personal entertainment systems signal the end of broadcast radio as we know it? Amongst all of this panic, recent research puts the radio broadcast industry at $17 [...]
 
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  • Dialysis Technician: What Not To Do

    Stephanie
    16 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    There are many reported cases of negligence in the dialysis field, which have resulted in very hazardous situations. Even though dialysis seems like a fairly harmless procedure when compared to other procedures like surgeries and labor, it is still a very technical process. Moreover, the most dangerous aspect of this particular treatment is that it needs to be administered to the patient at least three times a week. When something is taking place this frequently, at one point or another one, careless mistake can easily happen. The only problem is the fact that one careless mistake can easily…
  • More Study Hacks to Help you Master Your Dialysis Technician Course

    Stephanie
    10 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Study hacks are techniques that can facilitate you in becoming better at your studies more smoothly, as well as more quickly. As you are well aware, a dialysis technician course is nothing near a piece of cake; it demands you to be extremely attentive and hard working as you have to learn a wealth of important information. In this situation, it is a wise idea to take the help of some useful tips that can help you perfectly all the important information conveniently.Here are some more study hacks to help you out with this difficult yet significant task.Take the Help of a MnemonicMnemonic…
  • 11 Wonderful Study Hacks to Help You Learn and Memorize Information Fast

    Stephanie
    8 Oct 2014 | 8:00 am
    Becoming a dialysis technician is easier said than done. You need to spend hours in the classroom, carry out intense clinical studies, spend time in the laboratory, and then receive hands-on training in your respective area of specialization. Moreover, you need to memorize tons of information for clearing the different examinations related to your specific field.To make sure that you don’t lag behind your peers, take a good look at the valuable study hacks below.Exercise Before Your ExamDr. Chuck Hillman of the University of Illinois conducted some research that showed how exercising for…
  • All About Renal Failure – Dialysis Technician Central

    Stephanie
    1 Aug 2014 | 10:24 pm
    All About Renal FailureYou have probably heard of filters before. Whether you’re referring to internet filters, air filters for your home and cars, or filters for your favorite photos, they all have a common purpose: they let in something wanted and keep out whatever is unwanted. Our bodies also have filters, specifically our kidneys.Our kidneys are the organs responsible for cleansing our blood by filtering out the waste found in our bloodstream. Kidneys also help with the production of red blood cells and they help regulate blood pressure. When the kidneys cannot filter out waste in our…
  • Thoughts from Someone with ESRD

    Stephanie
    2 Apr 2014 | 6:22 am
    Please allow me to introduce myself.  Some of these articles you are reading, I wrote with firsthand knowledge of the topics—because I was a dialysis patient.   I was on in-center hemodialysis for years before receiving a cadaveric kidney transplant.Years ago, after some tests, my doctors told me that I had stage 4 chronic kidney disease.  And soon after that, my disease progressed to end stage renal disease (ESRD), chronic renal failure.I had no family members who could qualify as living kidney donors.  My doctors recommended that I prepare for regular dialysis treatments as soon as…
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    Bank Exams Today

  • Current Affairs Update for 23 October

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:39 am
    Current Affairs Update for today IndiaNarendra Modi visited Siachin to wish Diwali to soldiersSukhoi 30-MKI on grounds due to technical glitches Sports Boxer Sarita Devi banned for protest in Asian games. She refused to accept bronze medal after referees gave match to a weaker player. India freezes future tours to West Indies due cut short of cricket series due to internal pay disputes with playersBusinessNokia Lumia is now "Microsoft Lumia"Google to launch Inbox, a revolutionary UI to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Happy Diwali to all my readres

    22 Oct 2014 | 11:54 pm
    Wishing you a happy and safe Diwali. Avoid crackers and sweets. Donate some money to needy people. It's time to make some resolutions. It's time to work on your career and health. Many people avoid health for the sake of their career, job, or business. I request all of you take care of your health. Do workout at least 5 times a week. I have a Diwali gift for all of you. I am going to launch a free android quiz app (TEST PANDA Quiz) for Banking exams. This app will be updated every week with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Playing with Percentages - 7 Techniques to Learn

    22 Oct 2014 | 3:57 am
    The old idiom goes, ‘there are no shortcuts to success’; we have probably heard this one at least a hundred times in our life already. But times are changing and in our present situation, where we are students and candidates of competitive exams…shortcuts are the only way to success! Think Math – think shortcuts; whether the shortcuts are your own methods or taught by someone, or learnt from a book – they need to be remembered and inculcated into your normal ‘mathematical’ thought... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Best IBPS Clerk Books for CWE IV

    22 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    IBPS Clerk CWE exam is coming closer and this competition is harder. Candidates are very confused regarding the study material. Many students fails to crack IBPS exam due to lack of quality study material. I have already provided study notes and previous question papers but students need quality books. Also give a look to Quantitative aptitude series to find shortcut tricks to solve quantitative aptitude questions. You will also find practice tests and videos to help you better for the exam. In... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Daily Vocab Dose - 22 October

    22 Oct 2014 | 12:56 am
    Daily Vocab Dose for today 1. Brittle – easily breakable antonym = unbreakable example : Chalks are very brittle. 2. Bedlam – noise/confusion/disorder example : The bedlam created by the sound of firecrackers is very uncomfortable for old people. 3. Bemoan – to regret strongly/lament example : After losing the general elections Arvind Kejriwal must have bemoaned leaving the Delhi CM post! 4. Benevolent – showing kindness/charitable/ good-hearted ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Rewriting Your Resume for Results

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

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

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

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

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

    ddefazio
    2 May 2014 | 8:39 pm
    These top LinkedIn profile tips will help you become one of the best LinkedIn profiles that recruiters and employers seek. After completing your resume but BEFORE you distribute it, you need to optimize your LinkedIn profile. The timing here is crucial because 95% of employers and virtually every recruiter will look you up on LinkedIn before calling you. So your great LinkedIn profile needs to be in sync with your brand messaging on your resume. Let’s take a look at these top LinkedIn profile tips and get you the LinkedIn help you need to stand out. LinkedIn Profile Tip 1: Before You Start…
 
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  • 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…
  • The Fifty Best Things I Know at 50

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

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    People are messy. I say this all the time to my clients and speaking audiences. What I mean is that we don’t always operate in the way that makes the most sense for the situation at hand. We’re blessed and burdened with feelings . . . nothing more than feelings . . . which we can let work for us or against us. This week, I lost that battle. My feelings got the better of me; actually, one feeling in particular. It’s that old nemesis FRUSTRATION. Here is the story of how NOT to do what I did.  How Not to Manage Your Frustration First, let’s set the stage. As I’ve shared…
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  • How Fear Affects Our Leadership Part 2

    admin
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:43 am
                                              Fear is like a sickness. No one is totally immune. How we respond to fear is what separates bad and mediocre from great leaders. Usually, leaders respond to fear based on their leadership ability, confidence and past experiences. New leaders tend to be impacted more by fear.  Often times they feel as if they’re traveling a road less traveled and they usually don’t have past successes to draw upon. Experienced leaders have faced both…
  • How Fear Affects Our Leadership Part 1

    admin
    21 Oct 2014 | 4:27 am
    Fear isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it’s ok to be scared sometimes. Fear can be the adrenalin that enables us to escape danger or the motivation for us to succeed. I’ve heard successful athletes, business people and actors state that their biggest motivation for their success is to avoid the poverty and the lack they experienced growing up. In itself, fear is not a bad motivator to work hard or to stay on top in your chosen field. However, motivation by fear can often be a self-fulfilling prophesy. Instead of the love, passion, focus, desire for your gift being your…
  • 8 Principles Of Success

    admin
    8 Oct 2014 | 6:27 am
    There aren’t any true “secrets” to success. The secrets have all been discovered I believe. What makes one person successful can be vastly different from what makes another person successful. Famous sports stars, actors, business people, writers and leaders do share some common traits that have made them successful. I don’t want to call these traits secrets. Rather I would like to refer to these traits as principles of success. Here are eight common denominators of successful people: 1. Passion - Success at anything is hard. And you will fail trying to accomplish…
  • 5 Keys To A Winning Attitude

    admin
    3 Oct 2014 | 5:25 am
    As a stated in my last article, attitude, for the most part, is a decision. And if you want to change the outcomes in your life, change the way people treat you and elevate your life to a higher level, you must first change your attitude. And like all change, it’s hard. Changing how you think and what you think about usually requires a lot of conscious effort on your part. Transforming your mind so that you can possess a winning attitude requires exposing your mind to new or different things or experiences. Those new experiences or things could be self-improvement books, motivational…
  • 4 Foundations Of A Positive Attitude

    admin
    2 Oct 2014 | 5:35 am
    Attitude is a choice. Happiness. Sadness. Positivity. Negativity. Or Indifference. They are all choices. You decide how you respond to things. But before you can decide your attitude choice, you must first train your mind to think differently. And that can be difficult. Especially when it comes to the mind. It’s difficult because you have to not only change how you think but change what you must change what you allow into your mind. When I first decided I wanted to make a change in my life, I had to listening to the evening news, talk shows and many of the other shows I liked. They were…
 
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  • 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.
  • Fight the Fear of Finding a New Career

    Dawn Shaw
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:36 pm
    Searching for a new career can seem overwhelming.  For some individuals, the job-hunting process itself can appear to be a mountain to climb, especially when you are out of shape! See if any of these statements sound familiar: I don’t know where to start. I don’t know what I want to do anymore or what options I might enjoy. I haven’t updated my resume in years. The last time I searched for a job, I sent resumes through the mail! My family is relying on my current job. Alleviate the Fear of Career Change The overwhelming feeling that comes from ‘not knowing’ is enough to keep many…
  • A Necessity for Career Change: Discomfort

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

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

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

  • Yes, There Are Differences Between Male and Female Leaders – And That’s Not a Bad Thing

    Guest Post
    23 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Last week, I interviewed Shannon McFayden for Talent Tribune, an up-and-coming HR news outlet. Shannon is a former Senior Executive Vice President and Head of Human Resources and Corporate Relations at Wachovia. Once named one of the “25 Most Powerful Women in Banking” by US Banker, Shannon now works as an executive consultant and leadership… The post Yes, There Are Differences Between Male and Female Leaders – And That’s Not a Bad Thing appeared first on Careertopia.
  • Savvy Social Strategies for Job Seekers

    Kirk Kerr
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    In today’s crowded job market, it can be extremely difficult to get any viable leads for jobs. I know from personal experience that I have had a ludicrously low response rate when searching for work. 1 or 2 good prospects from a vast slew of inquiries and even then, those prospects are difficult to follow… The post Savvy Social Strategies for Job Seekers appeared first on Careertopia.
  • Not All That Glitters is Gold – Have you Checked the Financial Realities of Your Dream Job?

    Bryce Christiansen
    16 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    When you spend a long time aspiring to get that dream job offer, it’s okay to let the fantasy run wild. As you compare companies and opportunities, it’s fine to get caught up in the prestige you’ll get, the fun you’ll have, and the money you’ll earn. But while your dream job is something that… The post Not All That Glitters is Gold – Have you Checked the Financial Realities of Your Dream Job? appeared first on Careertopia.
  • Stop Sitting…Call a Walking Meeting Instead

    Michelle Agner
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Statistically, you sit more than you sleep. As corporate director & author Nilofer Merchant explains in her TED Talk Got A Meeting? Take a Walk, we average 9.3 hours of sitting per day, which exceeds the 7.7 hours we sleep. She says it’s killing us, stating that “sitting has become the smoking of this generation.” And she proposes… The post Stop Sitting…Call a Walking Meeting Instead appeared first on Careertopia.
  • How to Negotiate a Higher Salary [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Michelle Agner
    9 Oct 2014 | 1:30 am
    Are you good at negotiating salary? Me neither. So I found this infographic from the folks at Grad School Hub pretty helpful. Especially the “Plan Your Approach” and “Showcase Your Work” sections. Enjoy! The post How to Negotiate a Higher Salary [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Careertopia.
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    The Vesume Group » Our Blog

  • 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.
  • How Do You Know You Made a Bad Hire?

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

  • DRDO CEPTAM-07 Recruitment 2014 Online Apply Technician Posts (Last Date Extended)

    Eswararao Mettu
    23 Oct 2014 | 4:54 am
    DRDO CEPTAM-07 Recruitment 2014 Online Apply Technician PostsDRDO has open latest recruitment drive for 899 Technician category posts. Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) will be conducting Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM-07) Entry test to the recruits of 899 Senior Technical Assistant, Technician 'A' & Admin & Allied Centre Cadre vacancies. every govt job hunters are required to register online before 17th Oct 2014 and payment of fee through online or offline. more details regarding to DRDO CEPTAM-07 advt.Read more »
  • Indian Army Recruitment Rally 2014 in AP 800 vacancies

    Eswararao Mettu
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:42 am
    Indian Army Recruitment Rally in AP Schedule - 800 vacancies Application formIndian Army will be conduct open recruitment rally for filling of 800 Soldier posts at Kodi Ram Murthy Stadium, Srikakulam for all Indian Male citizens in different categories. Candidates who wish to appear for the above rally, they have required documents and attended from 01st Nov to 08th Nov 2014. For more relevant details are mentioned in the advt.Read more »
  • HPCL Recruitment 2014 Online Application form

    Eswararao Mettu
    21 Oct 2014 | 3:03 am
    HPCL Recruitment 2014 Online Application formHindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) invites online applications from Indian Nationals to the recruits of Technician, Manager, Industrial Engineer, Safety Officer, Chartered Accountant etc posts. Eligible candidates are apply from 10th November 2014. More details regarding to eligibility criteria mentioned below.Read more »
  • IOB Recruitment 2014 Latest Jobs Opening

    Eswararao Mettu
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:17 am
    IOB Recruitment 2014 Latest Jobs OpeningIndian Overseas Bank (IOB), a leading Public Sector Bank is invites applications from Indian Citizens to the recruits of Economist, Chief Customer Service Officer, Chartered Accountant posts. Interested persons are apply before 30th Oct 2014. More information given below.Read more »
  • TNPSC Recruitment 2014 Online Apply Group IV Exam 2014

    Eswararao Mettu
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:13 am
    TNPSC Recruitment 2014 Online Apply www.tnpsc.gov.in Group-IV Exam 2014Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) has released latest advertisement for the filling of 4963 Junior Assistant, Typist, Stenographer, Field Surveyor and Draftsman posts through Group-IV Examination 2014. Eligible applicants of Indian nationals should apply online mode before 12th November 2014. More details of TNPSC Recruitment 2014 given below.Read more »
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  • 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…
  • Why Plagiarism Hurts for Bloggers ?

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

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

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

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

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

    Curt
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:44 am
    Does fear ever stop you dead in your tracks and stop you from stepping fully into your potential? Do you ever feel inspired to do something, then watch that inspiration seep away as fear leaks into the picture? If so, welcome to the human experience! That happens to all of us, to some degree. In my most recent Wild About Work video, I take a look at how to harness that fear to help you reach your goals, rather than letting it stop you. Subscribe to the Wild About Work! blog RSS feed. Download the FREE Wild About Work! Audio Course. Brought to you by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst TM…
  • 5 types of support you need to get Wild About Work

    Curt
    15 Oct 2014 | 11:06 am
    If you want to create work you love, do not, do not, do not fall prey to the notion that you can do it all yourself! That’s a great way to both fail and have a really sucky, insecure, fear-filled time in the process. When I first started my Passion Catalyst coaching work back in 2001, I was making a change from a past life as a marketing guy. While I was a natural coach (I literally put a framework around what I did naturally), I wasn’t a career expert. To start developing a knowledge base, I interviewed dozens of people who had successfully pursued their passions in their careers…
  • Career Passion 101

    Curt
    2 Oct 2014 | 2:50 pm
    A big part of getting Wild About Work is doing work that energizes you. In this video, I share a nuts-and-bolts, common sense approach to finding passion in your work. Based on the approach I developed in my Passion Catalyst coaching to help my clients create careers that energize and inspire them, in this video, I take a look at: My definition of passion Why passion isn’t about what you love How to identify your passion’s basic building blocks that you can use to both improve your current work and plan for passion in your career’s future Subscribe to the Wild About Work!
  • The good enough secret to success

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

    Curt
    16 Sep 2014 | 8:32 am
    I want to invite you to join me in something I am convinced will both open the door to possibilities and facilitate momentum towards your goal. What is it? Perfect imperfection! In my last post on wearing my Vulnerability Hat, I mentioned how I have dragged my heels on starting to share my ideas via videos, in large part because of a desire to get it perfect before I put it out there. Over the weekend I realized I could – and probably would – keep planning for perfection until I retire if I didn’t just do something. I needed to get away from my computer, away from creating any kind of…
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  • RIP iPod: A Look Back at One of the Best Loved Tech Products of All Time

    Adele Halsall
    21 Oct 2014 | 8:55 am
    We decided to pay tribute to the iPod for the many hours of portable music bliss it has brought us throughout the years. iPod...we salute you. The post RIP iPod: A Look Back at One of the Best Loved Tech Products of All Time appeared first on Number Direct.
  • How Businesses Can Cut Telecoms Costs

    Dan
    7 Oct 2014 | 3:46 am
    There are a number of practical ways for UK businesses to cut their telecom costs, meaning they will have money to better spend elsewhere. The post How Businesses Can Cut Telecoms Costs appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Mobile Telecoms Industry In Scotland

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

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

    Dan
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    A decent level of customer service should be part and parcel of a company. But one mobile network in the UK is shaking this system up in a controversial way. The post The Mobile Network That’s Making You Pay For Good Customer Service appeared first on Number Direct.
 
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  • TravelCLICK – Director, Partner Relations – New York, NY

    David Marini
    22 Oct 2014 | 7:00 am
    TravelCLICK is now hiring for a Director, Partner Relations for Strategic Product Leadership Roles. They are a Growing New York Based eCommerce Company! In this role, you will work closely with external partners to design programs, establish appropriate financial terms, and communicate and market partner programs to TravelClick’s 100+ sales organization and 5,000+ reservation customer portfolio. This will include understanding the greatest market opportunities, developing value propositions, and engaging potential partners in the travel space. You will gain exposure to multiple business…
  • Optimizely – Solutions Partner Manager – New York, NY

    David Marini
    21 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    Optimizely in New York is seeking a Solutions Partner Manager. Become an expert on the Optimizely platform, optimization best practices, and complementary marketing technologies. This individual will be responsible for cultivating relationships with digital agencies and growing sales from a portfolio of partners. Solutions Partner Managers’ educate partners on the benefits of Optimizely and starting an optimization practice. This position will report to the Head of Partnerships. Optimizely was founded by two former Google product managers, Dan Siroker and Pete Koomen and is the #1…
  • Handy.com Needs Developers to Clean Your House

    David Marini
    20 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    It should be of great interest to know about Handy.com, especially if you’re looking to find a media job. Handy has hit over $1 million in bookings per week. Take a look at the list of available positions on their site. They want Android, iOS, Front End and Ruby on Rails developers. This is a growing global company, currently in 25 cities here in the U.S. They are a mobile cleaning and home repair booking service, and it is taking off. Umang Dua, the chief operating officer says “we’ve gone from about $3 million in run rate to $52 million in run rate,.. over 200,000 applications to the…
  • Sr. New Product Manager – Simulmedia – Manhattan, NY

    David Marini
    16 Oct 2014 | 7:02 am
    Simulmedia is seeking a Sr. New Product Manager in Manhattan. Simulmedia is the leader in helping advertisers and agencies take a digital approach to reach their finely targeted audiences on linear TV at national scale. The Simulmedia Audience Network reaches 110 million households across the US through partnerships with over 75 national cable networks and the top multichannel video programming distributors (MVPDs). Based on a proprietary analysis of second-by-second activity for over 50M people, Simulmedia determines the best options to extend the reach of campaigns to specific target…
  • Social Media Manager – The New York Yankees

    David Marini
    15 Oct 2014 | 7:08 am
    Yes, you have a chance to be the social media manager for the New York Yankees. If you’re a sport nut and a social media guru, you should be attacking this! Can you develop a comprehensive Social Media plan to encompass the entire New York Yankees organization and brand through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, etc? The Social Media Manager is responsible for providing intelligent and creative marketing to assist in the progression of the organization’s Social Media strategy. Wanna play ball? Apply Here So who are the New York Yankees Looking for as a Social Media Manager? Can you be…
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    The Pyramid Grid

  • 5 Transferable Skills You Should Develop

    Author
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:17 am
    Skills are essential to help you survive the demands of life. While some are specific to certain areas, such as your job, relationship and parenting, some skills are useful all throughout. These refer to transferable or portable skills that are relevant to across the board, so to speak. What are some of them? Working effectively in a team   Teamwork is applicable in nearly every group situation. Regardless of the goal that must be achieved, being able to work effectively with other people will make you a valuable part of the team. You will really fit in, no doubt about it. Showing…
  • Small Business Growth: Taking the Next Step Online

    Author
    17 Oct 2014 | 12:07 am
    Now that Wal-Mart, one of the largest retail corporations in America, has decided to “spend more on e-commerce in the face of stagnant same-store sales and falling store traffic in the US”, according to their executives, you should consider doing the same thing. Even if you only run a small retail store, you can benefit from taking your business online. How do you get started? Prepare an e-Business model That business plan you made during your company’s start-up phase won’t work online. Since it’s a completely different platform, you need to create strategies that will suit the…
  • What Business Can You Do While at Home?

    Author
    13 Oct 2014 | 8:08 am
    As a mother, you would want to be looking out for the entire family, especially the kids. Fortunately, working from home is no longer just a concept, but a full-fledged opportunity to work and take care of the family at the same time. An effective work-at-home business, however, should not get in the way of things. Some of the best ideas include: Blogging   Blogging doesn’t require a full 8-hour schedule, giving you more flexibility where time is concerned. You can choose when to write and where. Done right, you can make money out of it and get to do what you really enjoy. Of course,…
  • What Do Established Entrepreneurs Believe to Be the Most Important Leadership Qualities

    Author
    10 Oct 2014 | 11:08 am
    Anyone can be a manager, but not everyone can be a leader. What’s the difference? Well, being a manager means you were appointed by the higher management, which could be because you inherited the job or you are one of the owners. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that you possess the skills and traits that make a good leader. This is because a leader displays remarkable, enviable and respectable qualities that everyone wants to emulate. But what exactly are the most important attributes that a manager must have to be considered a great leader? The ability to empathize,…
  • Free Education on the Web: 3 of the Best Sources

    Author
    4 Oct 2014 | 9:36 am
    Have you ever wanted to get an education from an Ivy League institution? Do you have a dream of taking up a literature class, but can’t seem to find the time to take classes at a local college? Well, thanks to the internet and help from several academic institutions and thinkers, you can now get an education online and for FREE. Yes, you heard that right. You don’t need to spend a dime for anything. So, what are you waiting for? Here’s a list of three of the best sources where you can get high-quality education for free. Khan Academy When you first load the site, it tells…
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  • 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 […]
  • Why You Should Become a Personal Assistant

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

    Celebrity Assistant
    13 Sep 2014 | 8:55 pm
      If you’re not scoring job interviews after countless submissions, then you may not need a career coach just yet. Here are some fast, simple and easy tips for improving your resume:   Customize your resume submission The first line of defense is for you to customize your resume for the job you are submitting […]
  • When life imitates art: Lessons from a movie star

    Celebrity Assistant
    12 Sep 2014 | 12:26 am
    Brian Daniel’s article was featured on LinkedIn. See what he learned after meeting an A-list movie star (read more).                                                
 
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  • How To Avoid The Underemployment Trap

    23 Oct 2014 | 4:33 am
    You’ve probably done this (or have a friend or colleague who has). You’re in an extended job search but can’t get the interviews or offers you need. Running out of time and money, you take a lower-level role just to cover the bills and keep a roof over your head. Watch: Fighting Against Underemployment  The problem, though, is that once you do this, it gets harder to return your career to its pre-search trajectory and salary. Recruiters and hiring managers will tend to perceive your candidacy as tarnished and you’ll find it more difficult than ever to land interviews, let alone…
  • 3 Steps To Move Ahead In Your Career

    22 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    In order to move ahead in your career, you have to generate a lot of energy. Sometimes you can get stagnant and out of practice at making things happen. Here is a simple five-minute/three-step way to get back on track: 1. Review Your Goals Review your entertainment career goals to make sure they are clear and up-to-date. Maybe you thought you wanted to be a talent agent, but after six months on the desk of an agency power player, you changed your mind. What’s your goal now? 2. Describe Your Career Goals Create a really solid two to three sentence description of who you are and…
  • 4 Benefits Of A Mock Interview

    21 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    Mock interviews provide candidates with an opportunity to test out their interview skills with someone who isn’t evaluating them for an actual job. A mock interview may be offered through career services for students or recent alumni, by a career coach or through a local workforce services office for candidates in the process of transitioning to a new opportunity. Here are some of the benefits of a mock interview: 1. They help you reduce stress and anxiety about interviewing. If you’re not sure how to answer typical interview questions, mock interviews provide a great…
  • 7 Secrets To Mindful Career Ownership

    20 Oct 2014 | 4:00 am
    I recently wrote a post over on LinkedIn about the power of Mindful Career Ownership. It’s the idea that, as a business-of-one who is fully responsible for my career success, I must create a business plan to hold myself accountable that will also guide me to achieve what I want. In my experience, a lot of people out there today are on career autopilot – and it’s costing them a happy professional life. For example, take this quick quiz to see if you are guilty of not being mindful enough in your career: You find yourself pondering your bad luck and how it has held you back from reaching…
  • How Long Does it Take to Find a Job? (Infographic)

    16 Oct 2014 | 8:24 am
      Job seekers are asking how long does it take to find a new job? The answer to that questions is that it depends on a lot of different factors. Professional job seekers without a question would like to know the avenge time it takes to secure a full-time position and resolve any uncertainty about their future career prospect. The first thing to know is that it is possible to find employment in a matter of days, like a colleague of mine.  He got recruited via Facebook and offered a position two days after he was interviewed and 4 days after the employer first reached out to him.
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  • Free Wi-Fi Everywhere, the Predictions and the Reality

    23 Oct 2014 | 1:11 am
    I was a young college kid, barely settled into the new millennium when I first heard of a city’s plan to make free Wi-Fi available for all, for free, forever. I lived in Asheville, NC, a small but progressive town filled with denizens for whom endless internet access would be a dream come true. Now, nearly a decade later, the promise has not become a reality in Asheville. Nor has it in larger cities like Chicago. And in spite of the government’s (rumored) consideration of infrastruc Read More..
  • A practical guide to rapid IT Service Management as a foundation for overall business agility

    22 Oct 2014 | 2:09 pm
    The next BriefingsDirect thought leadership panel discussion centers on how rapidly advancing IT service management (ITSM) capabilities form a bedrock business necessity, not just an IT imperative.Businesses of all stripes rate the need to move faster as a top priority, and many times, that translates into the need for better and faster IT projects. But traditional IT processes and disjointed project management don't easily afford rapid, agile, and adaptive IT innovation.The go Read More..
  • iPads in the Classroom

    22 Oct 2014 | 7:20 am
    When properly implemented, iPad can serve as a tool that is able to revolutionize education. The truth is that iPad could be helpful not only in the hands of a student, but also tutor's hands. Let us discuss how not to get confused and use the tablet in the learning process as efficiently as possible. Collecting the applications is the first temptation for the teachers. Therefore, stop! It is not necessary to scour the Internet or AppStore searching for applications, which Read More..
  • The Blend of IT Technical Solutions And Businesses Help

    21 Oct 2014 | 10:43 pm
    Innovation today assumes an exceptionally huge part in development and improvement of organizations. An entrepreneur has the capacity effectively stay away from the extra expenses load by utilizing proficient engineering to make every day business operations a great deal smoother. Numerous organizations depend vigorously on productive engineering for fitting development and advancement alongside effective upkeep of home sy Read More..
  • Error “AOIndex' is not an index in this table” - Get it Fixed with An Utility Or A Professional Software

    21 Oct 2014 | 8:20 pm
    The error ‘AOIndex is not an index in this table’ is displayed and the user is unable to get into the Access database. The reason for the error condition is database corruption. "MsysAccessObjects" is a hidden file system table in the Access database that displays the corruption. The records of the table have NULL in both the ID and the data fields. There is no index for the table. A good database always has an index called the “AOIndex”. Solution The best solution for Access Read More..
 
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  • Jobsdhamaka Tips For Take Ownership Of Personal Career

    jobsdhamaka.com
    21 Oct 2014 | 2:28 am
    If you have tired or sick of depeding on others for career growth, then it will be better for your future. No matter why you want to be independant, you hate your job, poor salary or bad boss, you can take ownership of your career. It’s great but, where you start ? Here are a […]
  • Jobsdhamaka Tips to Get Recruiter’s Attention On Social Profile

    jobsdhamaka.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 10:16 pm
    Find a job can be difficult task, if you are just depend on posting resume on online job portals or apply through them. But if you are working with a reputed recruitment agency, then they can offer you lucrative opportunities and help you grab the job quickly. The reality is that several jobs never posted […]
  • Jobsdhamaka Tips For Being Entrepreneurial at WorkPlace

    jobsdhamaka.com
    20 Oct 2014 | 1:25 am
    When it comes to thinking about our common life and entrepreneurial skill, then they are much more differ. A common man who always busy in their work and communities, probably think about a new idea or taking a risk. But in the business, scientific research or market, often people considered on new ideas. An entrepreneurial […]
  • Jobsdhamaka Help to Standing Out in Job Search- Register For Free

    jobsdhamaka.com
    17 Oct 2014 | 9:45 pm
    We often hear from hiring managers and recruiters about stand out from the crowd. They advice that candidates should tailor their CV/resume and cover letters to express the employer requirements and what you offer for them. Certainly, this is easier said but difficult to do. In the procedure of trying to highlight, skills, and job […]
  • Jobsdhamaka Tips to Find a New Career Opportunity

    jobsdhamaka.com
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:27 am
    Are you stuck in the wrong career path? Follow these tips to find a new opportunity: Highlight your targeted task that you want to do, there are so various types of jobs available to choose from and you can consider one of them that meet to your needs and interests. If you’re considering on options […]
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  • 10 Red Flag Phrases in Job Descriptions

    Stuart Chichester
    12 Oct 2014 | 5:26 am
    The job seeking process is a two-way street. Applicants who are trying to sell themselves and companies who are making their jobs look like golden opportunities. There has been much discussion about applications that have misleading information. This is also true for the job descriptions that are not quite what they are describing. Here are […] The post 10 Red Flag Phrases in Job Descriptions appeared first on Education & Career.
  • Cover Letter Ideas Designed to Help You Get that First Job

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Oxter Team
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:56 pm
    Karnataka High Court Recruitment 2014 for Law Clerks cum Research Assistant Apply at karnatakajudiciary.kar.nic.in : Karnataka High Court Recruitment 2014: Karnataka High Court has published an advert related to the recruitment of Law Clerks cum Research Assistant. So the applications are invited to fill up the 32 vacant posts for Research Assistant. Interested candidate should apply for this post before 17th Nov 2014.  The application form is available on the official website www.karnatakajudiciary.kar.nic.in. The details regarding to the vacant post is mentioned below: WHAT IS THE NAME OF…
  • SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 2014 Answer Key Download at www.ssc.nic.in Paper Solution

    Oxter Team
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:47 pm
    SSC CGL Tier 1 Answer key 2014 Download at www.ssc.nic.in get SSC CGL Tier 1 19th Oct. Exam Sloved Paper/Paper solution Morning & Afternoon Shift : SSC CGL Tier 1 Answer Key 2014: The Staff Selection Commission is going to publish the answer key for SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination. Earlier Staff Selection Commission had issued a recruitment notification for filling several posts for various Departments. Huge number candidates were submitted their application through online mode. So to shortlisted the candidate for the recruitment The Staff Selection Commission has decided to conduct SSC…
  • Madhya Pradesh High Court Civil Judge Recruitment 2014 Apply at www.mphc.com

    Oxter Team
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:42 pm
    MP High Court Recruitment 2014 for Civil Judge Grade II Apply online at www.mphc.com for 100 Post. Madhya Pradesh High Court Recruitment Notification : MP HIGH COURT RECRUITMENT 2014: The high court of Madhya Pradesh has declared an advertisement for the recruitment of 100 post of Civil Judge Grade II. The applications are invited for the filling of the vacant post in the Madhya Pradesh High Court. The eligible candidate should apply for these vacant posts. The application form is available on the official website www.mphc.com.The applicant should apply for these vacant post before 17th Nov…
  • Bundelkhand University Recruitment 2014 For Professor Post Apply at www.bujhansi.org

    Oxter Team
    20 Oct 2014 | 9:36 pm
    Bundelkhand University Recruitment 2014 Apply online at www.bujhansi.org for 93 Professor Post. Bundelkhand University Recruitment Notification : Bundelkhand University Recruitment 2014: Bundelkhand University published an advertisement for the recruitment 93 faculty for the post of Professor, Associate Professor and Assistant Professor. Applications are invited to filling up the vacant seat. Candidate having the required qualification should apply for this post. Application forms are available in the official website. Applicant should fill this application form from the official website…
  • TNPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern & Syllabus Exam Date 2014

    Oxter Team
    19 Oct 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Tamilnadu Public Service commission Group 4 Exam Patter, Syllabus & Exam Date 2014 download at www.tnpsc.gov.in : TNPSC Group 4 Exam Pattern & Syllabus: Tamilnadu Public Service commission is going to conduct a written test for the recruitment of 4693 candidate in different post. Lots of candidate has applied for these vacant posts in order to get employed. Every year Tamilnadu Public Service commission conducted the written test for the recruitment of the candidate in different post. This year the written exam for Group 4 will be held on 21st Dec 2014. So to prepare for this exam…
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  • Emergency Medicine Salary

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

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

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

    Sarah Jones
    17 Sep 2014 | 11:00 am
    A surgical nurse is a special type of medical professional who provides care to the surgical patients before, during and after a surgery. They are considered as the backbone of the surgical team and hence the surgical nurse salary is reasonable enough to make a decent and comfortable living. The nature of their job is demanding and challenging as they have to work alongside with the surgeons and the other staff in the surgical team. They are also called as preoperative nurses or operating room nurses and play a pivotal role in assisting in life-saving surgical procedures. They prep the…
  • BSN Salary

    Sarah Jones
    16 Sep 2014 | 10:36 am
    A bsn assures incredibly amazing employment opportunities for registered nurses in the healthcare industry. A bsn salary is generally higher than the non-degree registered nurses. Yes, a bachelor of science nursing degree paves the way for a higher salaries than that of a nurse with an associate degree in nursing or with a diploma. There is a strong demand for well qualified bsn’s in various hospitals, physician offices, outpatient surgery facilities, nursing homes and other health care centers. A bsn also has the opportunity to enjoy a fast-paced life, challenging work situations and earn…
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    Vantage Point

  • Management Skills 203: Reigniting the creativity spark in management jobs

    Ashwati Michael
    23 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Reigniting the creativity spark in management jobs is not an esoteric or academic topic. Think of a scenario where instead of doing your usual job to the best of your ability you are asked to test the way things are done, innovate on new ideas or new method of doing processes, challenging the status-quo as it is at present. Does this seem like an ideal scenario to you – of working at a challenging but interesting job that makes you feel as an creatively and professionally fulfilled. These days the byword on every organization’s lips is Innovation. For Innovation, the critical component…
  • How to know if you are the right culture fit at work- meet your careerdate!

    Upasna Kakroo
    22 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Post a recent HR seminar in Germany, a few excited HR bloggers shared their insights and someone Tweeted the new HR mantra. It said, “Wir müssen Charaktere rekrutieren, nicht Lebensläufe”. Loosely translated it meant, we must recruit for ‘characteristics/ culture-fits’ and not resumes. The immediate question that sparked up my imagination was- how? Today, I spoke with Christoph Skrobol, founder and CEO of a unique new recruitment service- Careerdate that takes the plunge to take the formal out of recruitment and potentially answer my question. From any job…
  • Are leaders born or made?

    Neha Kirpal
    22 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    Are leaders born or made? Leadership is a complex and sophisticated social role. The eternal question of whether leaders are born or made has been around since time without beginning. Although certain qualities do predispose some people to attain leadership positions and be better at leading, effective leaders actually hone their skills through experience, conscious self-development, education, and training. The best estimates offered by research is that leadership is about one-third born and two-thirds made. Studies suggest that there is some “raw material,” some inborn…
  • Why referral hiring is the new recruitment buzzword

    Neha Kirpal
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:00 am
    Why referral hiring is the new recruitment buzzword Referral recruitment encompasses a wide range of activities that use employee referral programs, online job boards, and social media to research, engage, and ultimately hire people. Referral recruiting can take many forms: asking contacts in your network to pass on information about open jobs, employees speaking positively about the company to their social networks, and using social networks to find and connect with qualified candidates. via Recruiters and companies are increasingly utilizing employee referrals to find the best qualified…
  • What are the challenges of working in virtual teams?

    Neha Kirpal
    21 Oct 2014 | 12:00 am
    We spoke about Virtual teams last week and how effective communication and the right processes can lead virtual teams to success. Today, we take a step back and talk about what are the key reasons why virtual teams are important from a management perspective. We also try and have a look at what are the challenges of working in virtual teams. Virtual teams can be defined as “a group of individuals who work across time, space, and organizational boundaries, and interact primarily through electronic communications.” According to a study conducted by RW3 CultureWizard,  87% of…
 
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    Career Square

  • The tell-tale signs this internship isn’t right for you

    Charlotte O'Neill
    23 Oct 2014 | 2:47 am
    Sometimes the grass seems greener on the other side and this can apply to internships and work experiences also. It can feel too good to be true – and in some cases it is. But, when you start an internship, how do you know that it isn’t working out, and what to do when that happens? Here are the tell-tale signs this internship isn’t right for you, and what to do about it. You’re forgotten If you are stuck at a desk in the corner of the room, or your workspace is tucked away out of sight this can be problematic later on during the internship – as they may even forget about…
  • Do you need a digital CV?

    Charlotte O'Neill
    20 Oct 2014 | 3:44 am
    Deciding whether you want to post your resume online can be a hard decision, as some companies still appreciate the paper application and a posted/hand-given CV, however, with the online world growing more and more each day it is worth considering. Everything is online The online world has changed everything that we know, from dresses to dressing tables; everything is available online. Companies have websites and email is one of the most popular forms of communication between colleagues, employers and customers, you can no longer escape the growth of online. If jobs are posted online, then…
  • Recruiting interns – why a second interview can help

    Charlotte O'Neill
    17 Oct 2014 | 5:46 am
    When you have an internship position available, hiring the right person for the job is harder than employers think. Some companies believe that just because it is an internship that they should make the application and interview process easier, however, going through the same methods as a permanent position will reveal the top candidates for the job. A second interview can shine light on the best intern for you and here are some reasons why it will help. You don’t overwhelm the applicant An interview can seem scary to nearly every person applying and having a second chance to discuss ideas…
  • Where employers should look for interns

    Charlotte O'Neill
    13 Oct 2014 | 4:30 am
    Employers can benefit greatly from hosting internships and work experience schemes that they offer. Whether you are looking for an entry-level intern or someone with prior experience in your field of work, you can find willing and interested individuals in an array of places. With the beauty of the online platform, it opens up so many opportunities for you to advertise an internship or job. With websites dedicated to displaying job and internships, the amount of coverage that you’ll gain is almost immeasurable. The only issue that may come up from signing up to several job-posting websites…
  • How to get noticed around the office

    Charlotte O'Neill
    10 Oct 2014 | 3:00 am
    When you finally receive the offer of an internship it is important to get noticed around the office and be remembered when you leave – this can enable future employability as well as practice great networking, here are some tips to stand out in the crowd and be one of the best interns. Be creative Get creative with the work that they assign you, so that could be from ideas, marketing or even thinking outside the box when completing the assignments. If you go with a risky or ‘out there’ move once in your internship they will remember it, but make sure it is worth the risk. If you…
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    Talent Tribune

  • Should You Let Your Employees Work From Home?

    Scott Matthew
    22 Oct 2014 | 2:57 pm
    Working from home is becoming more and more common, thanks both to technology and ever-changing workplace norms. Whether working from home benefits business, though? That remains to be seen. On the one hand, numerous studies have shown both employees’ desire to work from home and the benefits of permitting it. The latest such study came from Stanford. On the other hand, major companies (most notably Yahoo and Best Buy) have recently revoked the privilege to work from home. Does working from home improve employee morale at the expense of productivity? Or is there more at play? The…
  • Need a Job? Consider Moving To These 10 Cities

    Abby Perkins
    21 Oct 2014 | 6:20 am
    There’s no question about it – the economy is on the upswing. More and more jobs are opening up in more and more places. But which cities are seeing the highest growth? Where should you move if you’re looking for a job? We crunched the Bureau of Labor Statistics‘ most recent numbers to find the cities with the highest job growth over the past year. We looked at the total number of employed residents in August 2013 and August 2014,* and calculated the number of jobs added, as well as the percent job growth. We also looked at the overall state job growth for the same…
  • Friday Roundup

    Abby Perkins
    17 Oct 2014 | 1:35 pm
    The Friday Roundup is a quick overview of HR articles we saw, read, and loved around the Web this week. Per usual, it’s been a busy week at the Talent Tribune HQ. The weather is finally starting to cool off in our home state of North Carolina. We’ve been doing lots of research, writing lots of content, and drinking lots of coffee. We’re also working with a design company to give the Talent Tribune blog a new look – stay tuned! And, perhaps most importantly, it’s Harry Potter Week on ABC Family. Below are our favorite reads from around the Web this week. 1.
  • Yes, You Should Ask for a Raise – Here’s How

    Abby Perkins
    15 Oct 2014 | 2:49 pm
    Last week, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella came under fire for telling a group of women in technology that they shouldn’t ask for raises. Speaking at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing on Thursday, Nadella told the audience, “It’s not really about asking for a raise, but knowing and having faith that the system will give you the right raise.” Speaking of women’s “innate superpowers,” Nadelle argued that not asking for a raise is “good karma.” “It will come back,” he insisted. Nadella, who later apologized and clarified his…
  • Rethinking the Resume: A Creative Medium

    Scott Matthew
    13 Oct 2014 | 12:18 pm
    There’s a pretty cookie-cutter format for the standard resume. It has your name and your contact information at the top of the page. It lists your previous positions, degrees and awards, and finishes up with a list of your references. It’s usually black and white, in Times New Roman or Arial font. Sure, that’s what a resume is supposed to look like. The only catch? If you’re applying for a job, every other applicant’s resume looks just like this, too. And that doesn’t help you stand out or get you noticed by potential employers. Find a way to stand out among a pile of resumes,…
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    Career Strategy

  • Why it’s smart to have a Career Strategy

    ucareerstrategy
    19 Oct 2014 | 2:59 pm
    Many people don’t seem to see a need for a Career Strategy, taking on opportunities that may not be aligned with what they want to achieve in the long term. Many people don’t think about what they want to achieve in the long term either – their Career Vision. While I can understand that a lot of people don’t consider themselves to be “career-focused” individuals, I argue that even if you’re not trying to climb the corporate ladder or grow your own business, you are probably spending 40+ hours at work of some sort – why not spend some time to get…
  • Are you a frog in boiling water?

    ucareerstrategy
    14 Oct 2014 | 3:05 pm
    You may have heard of the old metaphor about boiling a frog – the frog is placed in cool water in a saucepan, and the water is very gradually heated until it eventually reaches boiling point. If the frog was placed directly in boiling water, it would immediately jump out – but when the water is slowly heated, it does not perceive any danger and eventually is boiled to death. There is some argument about whether this old adage is actually true – some experts suggest that the frog will still jump out once the water is hot enough. Regardless, it is useful as a metaphor for many…
  • Career Skills 3: Dealing with passive-aggressive behaviour

    ucareerstrategy
    9 Oct 2014 | 3:03 pm
    Have you ever had to deal with passive aggressive workplace behaviour? It can be stressful, frustrating and just plain annoying, especially when you’re trying to get something done. It is often tolerated in workplaces because it isn’t overtly aggressive and therefore is harder to spot. It’s also harder to challenge without looking like a raving lunatic, such as “I’m furious because Sarah didn’t respond to my email!” Merriam-Webster defines passive-aggressive as: “Being, marked by, or displaying behavior characterized by the expression of…
  • Follow the road to work out your Career Vision

    ucareerstrategy
    5 Oct 2014 | 3:46 pm
    Can’t work out your Career Vision? Follow the road and ask yourself the important questions to help you work it out. Don’t know what a Career Vision is yet? Go here. Create your Career Vision The post Follow the road to work out your Career Vision appeared first on Career Strategy.
  • Career Strategy as a reference point

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

  • 10 People Who Proved That It’s Never Too Late To Be Successful

    Marius Fermi
    13 Oct 2014 | 7:26 am
    We’re all looking for success in one shape or another, but it seems we all think that success has an age limit. We believe that if we don’t achieve it by a certain age, it’s a sign that success has inevitably passed us by. The list below reveals how wrong this mindset is. 1. Colonel Sanders – At 65 he started the famous fast food company KFC. Colonel Sanders ran a roadside service station beginning in the 1930s. As a side venture, Sanders started to serve chicken dishes and other meats to his customers. But due to a lack of restaurant space for the diners he began to…
  • Top 100 Companies to Work Remotely For

    Marius Fermi
    6 Oct 2014 | 12:56 pm
    Whilst we would love to have easy to find jobs for remote work it seems that at times they are either too good to be true or incredibly hard to find. However thanks to Flexjobs and their solid efforts they’ve created this Top 100 list, which granted is for 2014 and it’s nearly over but it does give you a great idea as to what is out there. As a side note, if it happens to be that there are adverts for “make thousands working from home” sitting alongside “get rich quick” ads, surely that means its highly desirably, right? Just a little food for thought…
  • Easy Tips to Manage Remote Workers

    Marius Fermi
    28 Sep 2014 | 11:36 am
    So you’ve decided to have a remote team, a group of distributed talent giving you freedom to find the professionals of your wildest dreams without the barriers of geography. Awesome. Finding them is one thing, how do you plan on managing them? This is what tends to put management off offering remote or distributed workforces to the company, it sounds like a logistical nightmare and to be fair if you do it wrong, then it’s a huge nightmare. Instead of giving advice to people about how they can effectively work remotely, I thought why not give the management team some tips and…
  • The False Promise of Working Remotely

    Marius Fermi
    28 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    I’ve been working my professional life so far as a remote employee, that means I’ve not really had the experience of working in an office environment, but honestly it’s something that just doesn’t appeal to me. Call it millennial-syndrome – a self belief that I can have all the freedom in the world whilst going up on the career ladder. Anyway, whilst we all think remote working is a wonderful experience allowing you to see the new realms of the world, it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. This isn’t to be a pessimistic, off putting post, it’ meant…
  • The Working From Home Success Checklist

    Marius Fermi
    28 Sep 2014 | 7:22 am
    Working from home is like going back to the snow day at school, the feeling of excitement that you don’t have to make the commute or put up with the stress is enough to give you butterflies. Instead you can wake up in the morning, take time to create a gourmet breakfast and brew that Colombian bean coffee that releases an aroma that cuts through the air. Whilst it sounds like a dream, working from home also happens to have plenty of pitfalls. Productivity pitfalls. In order to avoid these remote working pitfalls you need to work on a set of boundaries that you abide by, rules so to…
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    Subtle Cues

  • Life Skills College Students Should Be Learning

    Breanna
    13 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    When I graduated from college, I did not feel prepared for the real world. I felt like I had just spent nearly 50k on an education and had learned nothing. Granted, I know I learned the basics about my major, but I felt like I learned absolutely nothing that I was actually going to need […] The post Life Skills College Students Should Be Learning appeared first on Subtle Cues.
  • 15 Things To Do This Fall

    Breanna
    6 Oct 2014 | 1:00 am
    Fall is hands down my favorite season of all time. Sweaters, scarfs, boots, beautifully colored trees, pumpkin everything… it is absolutely perfect to me in every way. So as I’m obsessed with all things fall, naturally I had to post a to do list for this upcoming fall! Hope you enjoy! Go apple picking Go […] The post 15 Things To Do This Fall appeared first on Subtle Cues.
  • How to Stay Organized At Work

    Breanna
    29 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    When you have many projects going on all at once, notes everywhere, and no idea where anything ever is, it is rather difficult to do your job. Organization at work is not only necessary to make your life easier, but it makes you appear more professional and put together to your coworkers and more importantly, […] The post How to Stay Organized At Work appeared first on Subtle Cues.
  • Did You Get The Wrong Degree?

    Breanna
    22 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    Did you just graduate and have a panic attack because you have no clue what you are going to do with your degree now? A ton of people get their degree because they were told it was the right thing to do. So many of us don’t know what we want to do after graduating, […] The post Did You Get The Wrong Degree? appeared first on Subtle Cues.
  • Subtle Cues: Importance of Hobbies

    Breanna
    18 Sep 2014 | 1:00 am
    While I love Netflix as much as the next guy, it cannot be your sole source of entertainment and consume all of your free time. You have to keep yourself busy with something more. Everyone should have a hobby. They keep us sane. Invest time, energy and money into your hobbies. Take the time to […] The post Subtle Cues: Importance of Hobbies appeared first on Subtle Cues.
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    The Gateway Method

  • The Ultimate Guide To Discovering Your For-Benefit ‘Dream Job’ (Part 2)

    Ryan
    20 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    There are essentially 2 things you need to do well to get your dream job. First, you need to identify EXACTLY what you want to do. Second, you need to use modern, effective job-seeking strategies that are tailored to the type of organization you want to work for. Guess which part’s harder? The first, of course, which is the focus of this 2 part series. Because since when is it easy to decide EXACTLY what you want in life? (if you missed Part 1 in this Ultimate Guide series, you can read it here) You may know that you want to make a difference in the world and a great income – all…
  • The Ultimate Guide To Discovering Your For-Benefit ‘Dream Job’ (Part 1)

    Ryan
    16 Oct 2014 | 10:18 am
    For-Benefit companies are taking over the world, and if you want your dream job… Where your contribute your strengths to a meaningful purpose… And make a great income AND impact in the world… Then the new, “For-Benefit” sector is where you’ll want to begin your search. Now, if you’ve seen the movie Office Space, then you’re familiar with what would be the exact opposite of a For-Benefit company’s culture. Beige cubicles. Miserable employees. Red staplers. Milton from “Office Space” protecting his Swingline stapler You get the picture. So what’s the alternative?
  • How I Wound Up In The Ultimate Zone of Career Suckiness…

    Ryan
    12 Sep 2014 | 8:22 am
    Confidence + ignorance is a dangerous combination… It can work out extremely well sometimes – granting you the ability to ignore limiting beliefs and achieve the impossible. Other times, it leads to a hilarious and embarassing failure. This video contains the story of one of those times… Want to get into the ultimate zone of career AWESOMENESS instead? Click here to watch my free presentation showing how… To Learning From Mistakes, Ryan Niessen The post How I Wound Up In The Ultimate Zone of Career Suckiness… appeared first on The Gateway Method.
  • My Radical Approach To Getting A Purpose-Driven Dream Job…

    Ryan
    7 Sep 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Are you just starting out in your career, or considering a major shift to a new area where you have little to no experience? That’s where I was a few years ago, and in this short clip from my keynote presentation at my old University, I share a story of the radical approach I used to get my dream job at the time. A couple of minutes in I tell you about the most terrifying email I’ve sent in my life… Enjoy! Thanks for watching! I’d love to hear from you… feel free to leave a comment below and share your thoughts. Would you ever use a strategy like this? Know…
  • These 3 Simple A’s Are Your Key To An Awesome Career

    Ryan
    29 May 2014 | 7:04 am
    Is your life itching for a little more awesome? If so, you’ll love this talk with Neil Pascricha, founder of 1000awesomethings.com, and author of The Book of Awesome. He shares the incredible story of how he went from having his world turned upside down (in just one month), to applying 3 simple principles and creating a rich, satisfying, and AWESOME life. Enjoy! If you want to give your career a swift shot of awesomeness, then click here to watch my free video sharing 3 tips you can apply today to get your dream job with an awesome company. To Your Success, Ryan Niessen P.S –…
 
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