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  • 7 Most Common Negotiating Mistakes

    CAREERBRIGHT
    Shweta Khare
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    While even the word “negotiation” can evoke fear, stress and anxiety for many, the intent is quite simple: to discuss and ultimately agree on a deal.  Whether it’s a multimillion dollar contract or just deciding where to meet for lunch, life is rife with negotiations.  And, the negotiation process is a lot like a chess game where strategy reigns supreme—one thoughtfully considered move at a time. Make a careless, short-sighted, ill-conceived move and suffer the perilous consequences.    “Even when faced with the most daunting of deals, regarding the act of negotiation as a…
  • From Blah to Bold: How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

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    Chamber of Commerce
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    In its most basic form, a resume is a professional list of your experience and accomplishments. It represents the best of who you are in an easy-to-follow format. The problem, of course, is that while many of these accomplishments may have been really exciting for you in real life, they read rather dry in a text-only format. In a Careerbuilder survey, more than half of human resources managers said they spent less than two minutes looking over a resume; nearly 20 percent said they spent less than one minute. You don’t have much time to make a good first impression with your resume and with…
  • 40 Most Popular Google+ Communities for Job Search

    JobMob
    Jacob Share
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Nonplussed by the hype? Use Google+ plus these top communities on your job search. I couldn’t resist. Seriously though, if you hang out on Google+ – not Google Hangouts – looking for job search talk, these are where you need to be. Here are the largest Google+ communities for job seekers, appearing in increasing order by size: 40. Jobs in Japan (186 members) 39. Career Counseling Portal – Pakistan (209 members) 38. Careers & Working in Social Media by cloudninerec.com (200 members) 37. Career by Phil Rosenberg (203 members) 36. Jobs in Building Materials…
  • 10 Networking Tips from Your Grandfather That Still Apply Today

    Brazen Careerist
    Sarah Beth Moore
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    In today’s fast-paced world of branded personal narratives and social media blitzes, it can be hard to slow down. You live in the golden age of ceaseless self-promotion, but that doesn’t mean your every exhale needs to contain a horn-tooting statement nor your every keystroke a mini press release. Yet, to many people, this is exactly what the word “networking” implies: an all-out firestorm of meeting and greeting, everything delicately iced with your signature brand of modest self-congratulation. It’s no surprise you’ve spent years shying away from the process. Who wants to deal…
  • 8 Qualities Employers Want Most in Employees

    JobMob
    Jacob Share
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    How do you stack up? This is a guest post by Bud Bilanich. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. A while back, I saw a survey that fit the bill. It listed the eight qualities employers most want in their employees. It makes for some interesting career success reading. When I checked out the eight qualities, I saw that they correspond to some of the advice in my career success book, Success Tweets: 140 Bits of Common Sense Career Success Advice, All in 140 Characters or Less. Here are the eight qualities, and the career advice I offer in Success…
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    Penelope Trunk Careers

  • An alternative path to self-acceptance

    Penelope Trunk
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:51 pm
    This post takes place in Beverly Hills. I’m just going to tell you right now that I go there to get Botox. If anyone is surprised, I’ll be surprised. The path to self-acceptance is paved with injectables. Step 1: Try to change yourself. I was going to write a big post about how I’m confessing to getting Botox and then I thought better of it, that it would make me look too old. Then I thought maybe it’ll make me look rich. Because honestly, Botox is really expensive and it’s not just Botox but also fillers. I don’t even know what the brand is. I just go to the dermatologist and say…
  • Leaving your options open sets you back

    Penelope Trunk
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:56 am
    When I was trying to get on the national volleyball tour, that was the only thing I was focused on. So eventually, I played professional beach volleyball. When I was trying to get my memoir published, I was focused on that more than anything else, and eventually, University of Colorado Press came through. And when I was running my last startup, I was always focused on funding. That’s why my company never failed. But now I have a new company that is well funded. And I have a blog that allows me to feel like a published writer every time I hit the publish button. I have reached so many of…
  • How to choose between two jobs

    Penelope Trunk
    2 Jul 2014 | 9:17 am
    About a month ago I got a stack of catalogues from Restoration Hardware in the mail. My first thought was that I had purchased so much at Restoration Hardware in the past year that I am now one of their top customers. I thought about my friend Maria, who teaches people how to choose a color for anything in their home. She can make you feel like a genius and I’m pretty sure that means everything she buys from Restoration Hardware tax deductable. Before I was her friend and could call her all the time to ask about every little color question in my life (should my dark brown leather sofa be…
  • #1 Rule for giving advice to women

    Penelope Trunk
    30 Jun 2014 | 8:43 pm
    Black people should not wear hoodies. That’s one way to deal with the problem of people shooting black people. Maybe not the best. Who even knows. I have a friend who is white, married to a black guy and they have two sons, who, as you can guess, count as black in this country. Even she has no idea how to teach black boys to avoid getting shot. This makes sense. But I am mystified when I see that the Global Summit for Women this year was all men. That’s the picture, up there. TechCrunch, gospel of the tech sector, knows they have to put women in charge of telling women to have big…
  • Test yourself: Are you preachy, arrogant, and annoying?

    Penelope Trunk
    16 Jun 2014 | 2:12 pm
    The secret to the success of this blog is that instead of showing you how perfect my life is, I show myself drinking in the morning, before work. My husband is always worrying that I make us look bad, so he makes up rules like how I can’t write about our sex life, and then I violate the rules while pretending to follow them. Like, I write about our not-having-sex life.  For example, it’s asparagus season so there is no oral sex because asparagus doesn’t change the smell of just your pee. The truth is that you guys don’t want to read anyone who thinks she knows…
 
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    On the Job by Anita Bruzzese

  • How to Present Complicated Information That Anyone Can Understand

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:19 am
    We’ve become a world that communicates in two-minute sound bites and 140 characters, but how can anyone expect you to explain complex information so quickly and concisely?Well, they do – and you can.Many of those who work with complex information believe it can’t be done, and hence we have the mind-numbing, jargon-riddled, overloaded PowerPoint presentations that do little to engage or inform. That can be frustrating for everyone involved, and even disastrous for your career or company if a boss or customer ignores what you’re trying to tell them.So how do you present…
  • How to Know If You're a Toxic Sponge

    21 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    Are you the one that colleagues or your boss turn to when there is a crisis or they just need to unload their negative baggage? Do you then feel pressure to fix whatever is going wrong – as they walk away feeling better from having unloaded their troubles on you?If so, you may be a toxic sponge.While others find your calm demeanor and attentive presence reassuring and comforting, the reality is that you can only absorb so much negativity. After a while, you will begin to pay a price for a willingness to take on the troubles of others, and it may start to impact your own work or…
  • The 8 People You Will Find in a Meeting

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:30 am
    When I think of all the meetings I have sat through in my lifetime, it makes me want to chuck everything and join a crew looking for sunken pirate booty. But then I think about how the crew would probably want to hold a meeting about whose job is was to look for the loot and whose job is was to write the report…and I decide to stay where I am.I always tell people not to ditch meetings – even if they believe them to be a complete waste of time -- because it’s important to understand the group’s dynamics and the role each person plays in the organization.With that in mind,…
  • Has Zappos Taken Customer Service Too Far?

    14 Jul 2014 | 7:42 am
    The last time you had a really horrible experience at a restaurant or received stellar service at a hotel, you may have jumped online to write a review.Or, when you needed your air conditioning fixed, you may have consulted what others were saying about the business before giving the repair company a call.Welcome to the age of age of customer feedback, where businesses can be made – or torpedoed—based on what Irene in Iowa says about her customer service experience.Such feedback has become highly valued by companies hoping to grow quickly. What better way to succeed than having customers…
  • Etiquette Lessons for the Company Picnic

    8 Jul 2014 | 9:19 am
    It’s summer and we’re finally enjoying those carefree days of warmth and sun we dreamed of while enduring one of the most brutal winters on record.And with the increasing temps comes the surest sign of summer: An invitation to the office picnic.Such events are often seen as a way to let your hair down and enjoy time away from the office, but they’re also a minefield of potential etiquette disasters that can derail your career.If you’re going to be attending a summer office event, here are a few rules from etiquette experts:Don’t ditch the event. Attending a get-together is as…
 
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    Brazen Careerist

  • 10 Networking Tips from Your Grandfather That Still Apply Today

    Sarah Beth Moore
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    In today’s fast-paced world of branded personal narratives and social media blitzes, it can be hard to slow down. You live in the golden age of ceaseless self-promotion, but that doesn’t mean your every exhale needs to contain a horn-tooting statement nor your every keystroke a mini press release. Yet, to many people, this is exactly what the word “networking” implies: an all-out firestorm of meeting and greeting, everything delicately iced with your signature brand of modest self-congratulation. It’s no surprise you’ve spent years shying away from the process. Who wants to deal…
  • What Big Data Could Mean for the Future of Recruiting

    Susan Shain
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Can you imagine a world where you don’t have to sift through piles of resumes? Where a small list of qualified candidates lands on your desk, waiting for you to make the final hiring decision? With the growth of big data, this isn’t some futuristic fantasy — it may soon become your reality. A recent Mashable article calls big data “the future of recruiting,” because it allows companies to analyze huge numbers of potential candidates to quickly produce a shortlist for a position. What does this mean for recruiters? No more searching through closets full of files to find qualified…
  • How to Accept a Job Offer: 5 Crucial Steps Before Saying Yes

    Jenny Treanor
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    After a challenging job search, you finally received the call you’ve been waiting for! Your interviewers liked the potential they saw in you, and a few days after your final meeting, they picked up the phone to tell you the good news: You’re the one they want. They’d like to offer you the position and they hope you’ll accept their terms and start working as soon as possible. You may be pleased and flattered by the offer, but before you say yes, make sure you pause and take these five critical steps. (Click here to tweet this list.) 1. Keep a cool head Whatever you do, don’t let the…
  • Fancy Being an Entrepreneur? Here’s Where to Begin

    Nkatha Gitonga
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Are you “over” your 9-to-5? If you’re sick of going into the office every day and feeling totally uninspired as you sit in your cubicle working hard to grow someone else’s business, the entrepreneurial lifestyle might be a better fit for you. As an entrepreneur, you can set your own hours and work around your own priorities. Most importantly, you get to build something you feel truly passionate about. Making your own business successful sure beats working for the man. While you may fancy the idea of becoming an entrepreneur, you may not know where to begin. As with most daunting life…
  • How to Find a New Career: Avoid These 5 Mental Traps

    Devi Clark
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    You probably fell into your current career. Yes, I know you planned. You carefully considered your choice of degree. You got a job you were qualified for. But you only assessed opportunities that were right in front of your nose.   Your choices were (unwittingly) limited. Limited by your environment. Limited by the expectations of friends, family and teachers — and yourself. Career theorist John Krumboltz called it “planned happenstance.” A bit of planning, yes. But also luck. Being in the right (or wrong) place at the right time. How to make your own luck Instead of fishing in a pool…
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    CareerDiva

  • “Do What You Love” Myth

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

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

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

    CareerDiva
    11 Mar 2014 | 6:38 am
    Something happened to Sheryl Sandberg that she says impacted her life. She was called a “bossy girl,” and she’s now on a rampage, a bossy one at that, to eradicate the world of the word bossy. But I think Sandberg may be missing one tiny thing. Being called bossy did indeed impact her life but I suspect it was for the better, not worse. She became a bossy and successful woman. And you know what, I’m bossy too. So what? I’d be proud if all young girls, including my daughter, would scream from the hilltops: “I’m bossy” Here’s the definition of bossy: bossy…
  • Working Spouses! Does Lots Of Sex=Good Sex?

    CareerDiva
    18 Feb 2014 | 11:46 am
    A recent article in the New York Times titled Does a More Equal Marriage Mean Less Sex? got lots of people in an uproar for claiming an equal distribution of the housework meant less sex for those egalitarian couples. The study found “that when men did certain kinds of chores around the house, couples had less sex.” How’s that for an attention grabbing nugget. First off, I’m sick of sensational stories that prey on people’s fears and end up sending our still old-fashioned work-life model back 50 years. And second off, we take reports like this as gospel without…
 
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    David Zinger - Employee Engagement Speaker

  • Employee Engagement: 23 Things to Avoid That Cause Iatrogenic Disengagement

    David Zinger
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:12 am
    Are you and your organization creating the very disengagement you are trying to solve? In medicine there is a term call iatrogenic illness, define as of or relating to illness caused by medical examination or treatment. A common example is to go to the hospital for a procedure and end up with an infection. We don’t want to infect our employees with disengagement but many things we do may unknowingly or unintentionally be creating the very problem we are trying to solve. Here is a list of 23 sources of disengagement caused by our efforts to engage: Taking away personal responsibility…
  • Employee Engagement Pyramid: 10 Keys to Engaging The Power of One

    David Zinger
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    A singular approach to employee engagement I am working on the power of one and singularity in my employee engagement practice.  I have revisited my pyramid of employee engagement and awoke to another layer of it. This is a phenomenal coaching model to use with my clients who are striving towards full and powerful effectiveness, engagement, and efficiency. It offer a structure for them to follow and a structure for us to dialogue and develop engaging actions. Results: Work on what the client wants to achieve and for them to articulate the results. Discuss what needs to end and discuss what…
  • Employee Engagement: The Big Idea is a Small Change

    David Zinger
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:11 am
    Change and the Art of Small Victories (Reading time = 48 seconds ) My approach to employee engagement has been to focus on small, simple, strong, significant, and sustainable change or behaviors. It was heartening to read Garr Reynold’s Presentation Zen blog post on change and the art of small victories. I encourage you to read the full post but here is a tidbit to whet your appetite: The little victories that you win. Making a small difference is reason enough to get out of bed every day. We do not always need—or even want—to make such a grand impact. Often we are just lucky to…
  • Enliven Energy: 10 of 10 Daily Questions to Improve Employee Engagement

    David Zinger
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:11 am
    Enliven Energy (Reading time = 28 seconds) This is the tenth of a 2 week series outlining a different engaging question you can ask yourself each day. The questions are derived from the pyramid of employee engagement. Here is today’s question based on enliven energy, the block at the base on the far right hand side of the pyramid. This question was originally developed by Donald Graves as he examined the energy to teach: What gives me energy, what takes it away, and what for me is a waste of time? David Zinger developed the 10 block pyramid of employee engagement as a model to…
  • Enhance Wellbeing: 9 of 10 Daily Questions to Improve Employee Engagement

    David Zinger
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:11 am
    Enhance Wellbeing (Reading time = 28 seconds) This is the ninth of a 2 week series outlining a different engaging question you can ask yourself each day. The questions are derived from the pyramid of employee engagement. Here is today’s question based on enhance wellbeing, the second block from the right at the base of the pyramid. How do I work this week so that work makes me well? David Zinger developed the 10 block pyramid of employee engagement as a model to structure strong, simple, sustainable and tactical improvements in employee engagement.
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    All Things Workplace

  • Crack the Leadership Code: Lead with Confidence, Inspire Performance and Make a Difference

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

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

    Steve Roesler
    30 Jun 2014 | 10:50 am
    Organizations gain a lot more from leaders who take responsibility for what they know they don't know than from leaders who pretend to know everything. What recently occurred to me in an "aha" moment is this: self-awareness is one of the most valuable leadership competencies, yet it is one of the least discussed. In an effort to appear task-focused and "business-like," organizational feedback often gravitates toward hard skills and competencies that are more easily measurable.  Have You Thought About This? People who don't know their strengths and weaknesses actually tend to overestimate…
  • Changing Something? Start It Right

    Steve Roesler
    10 Jun 2014 | 8:09 am
    If you're about to change something, remember that it's your change. You've thought about what you want to do--most likely for a long time. You've weighed the risks and benefits. You've visualized what things would look like if your new idea/project/improvement is implemented. You've even thought about at least some of the details. But most of all. . . You are convinced of it's worth and you feel good about it. Hey, I'm pumped up! Why isn't everybody else feeling good?  When you introduce your new thing, you are at the end of your process. Everyone else is at the beginning. They…
  • Tell The Truth About Talent

    Steve Roesler
    29 May 2014 | 8:47 am
    If you want to be the person who offers real value in a Talent Management discussion, then be the person who demands the truth about performance. Organizations are all about power and equilibrium. Over time, "conventional wisdom"  creates the list of high potential candidates. Then, at "developmental discussion" time the same names often keep popping up, unquestioned. Preparing for a keynote at a healthcare conference, I interviewed some CEO clients and their direct reports. The question: "What would make a manager or HR director a leader in your eyes?" The answer: "Ask the hard questions…
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    Jon Gordon's BlogJon Gordon's Blog | Developing Positive Leaders, Organizations and Teams

  • Belief

    Jon Gordon
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:25 am
    I use to think that belief was the first step to success. But now I know that the first step is to take the first step. You have to act even when you don’t believe. You need to have the courage to move forward in spite of your self-doubt and fears. When I started writing and speaking over ten years ago I had no confidence, no experience and no belief and yet I was willing to take the first step. Did I fail? You bet. Did I face ridicule and rejection? You bet. Did I want to give up many times? You bet. Yet at some point along the way, something interesting happened. I started to…
  • How to Deal with an Energy Vampire

    Jon Gordon
    30 Jun 2014 | 4:43 am
    The most frequent question I have received over the years is how to deal with an Energy Vampire. I’ve also received many stories and solutions from people who read The Energy Bus and took action. Some successfully transformed them. Others let them go so they could no longer sabotage the team. And some unfortunately abused their power by labeling anyone who disagreed with them an Energy Vampire (I don’t recommend this and it’s not in the book). I’ve learned a lot from these people and have garnered lessons from their successes and mistakes. In this spirit I wanted to…
  • The Carpenter – A Wall Street Journal Best-Seller

    Jon Gordon
    9 Jun 2014 | 6:46 am
    Thank you for all your support! Because of you The Carpenter made the Wall Street Journal Best-Seller list. We appreciate you!
  • 9 Ways to Show You Care

    Jon Gordon
    9 Jun 2014 | 6:19 am
    Caring is one of the greatest success strategies of all. When you care people are drawn to you and want to work with you. When you care you stand out in world where many don’t seem to care. But caring must be more than just a feeling to have an impact. It must be demonstrated through your actions. In this spirit here are 9 ways to show you care. I also invite you to add to the list by posting on my blog (comment below) and Facebook page. I want to know how you show you care. 1. Be present. We have so many responsibilities and distractions that it’s tempting to listen to customers,…
  • The Grass Isn’t Greener

    Jon Gordon
    21 Apr 2014 | 6:27 am
    We often think that the grass will be greener somewhere else. We believe we’ll be happier and more successful anywhere but where we are. And so we pursue happiness and chase success thinking one day we will magically find them. But rarely will we find happiness and success by seeking them. I’ve learned if you want success you can’t chase it. Instead you must decide to make a difference where you are… and success will find you. – Tweet That I’ve learned if you want to find happiness don’t seek it. Instead decide to work with passion and purpose……
 
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • Conscious Life Workshop at 92 Registrations

    Steve Pavlina
    23 Jul 2014 | 1:29 pm
    We’re at 92 registrations so far for the upcoming Conscious Life Workshop, so this one will have a great turnout! Since we still have a month to go (CLW is August 22-24, 2014), it’s fair to say that we’ll have well beyond 100 people at the event. I recognize many of the names of the people who’ve signed up, so this will also be a nice reunion for people who’ve attended past workshops. You’ll definitely see some familiar faces there. I’d encourage you to stay in Las Vegas for an extra day or two after the workshop since with this many people going,…
  • Conscious Life Workshop Discount Ends Today

    Steve Pavlina
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:43 pm
    Final reminder: Today (Tuesday, July 22, 2014) is the last day for the early bird discount for the upcoming Conscious Life Workshop in Las Vegas. So if you want to take advantage of the discount and save $100, please sign up today. The response to this workshop has been wonderful. We have 86 registrations so far… and still 30 days to go until the workshop. That’s a terrific turnout. So this will be a bigger event than any of my last 4 Las Vegas workshops from 2011-2012, which were smaller, more intimate ones. Incidentally, we have people coming to this workshop from around the…
  • Earning $10,000 per Month

    Steve Pavlina
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:59 pm
    For the upcoming Conscious Life Workshop, the key goal is to help you achieve a sustainable income of $10,000 per month (or more) AND do work you enjoy AND enjoy plenty of lifestyle freedom. Some people wonder about this $10K per month figure. How could it be possible for them, especially when no one in their line of work makes that much money? Since this is a goal I’ve achieved and maintained for many years (and in different fields), let me share some simple realities about earning $10K or more per month. This is basically common sense — certainly not rocket science —…
  • Workshop Update

    Steve Pavlina
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    This is a reminder that early bird discount for the upcoming Conscious Life Workshop ends on July 22, 2014. So if you want to sign up for the workshop and save $100, please sign up for it by this coming Tuesday. CLW is an all new 3-day workshop, and it will happen August 22-24, 2014 (Fri-Sun), in Las Vegas. Dozens of people have already registered, including some attendees of previous workshops and many from outside the USA. So we’re going to have a lively and fun experience regardless of who else signs up. The main focus of this workshop is to help you achieve 3 synergistic goals:…
  • Social Media, You Got Dumped

    Steve Pavlina
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:14 pm
    After careful consideration I’ve decided to opt out of participating in external social media sites. I no longer have active accounts with Twitter, Google+, Facebook, or YouTube. They’ve all been closed, deleted, or otherwise nuked. Yesterday I had tens of thousands of followers on those services. Now I have zero. To opt out even more fully, I’ve also removed all social media recommendation buttons from my website. This de-clutters the site a bit and helps some pages load faster. Why? This is something I’ve been thinking about doing for years and finally decided to…
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    CollegeRecruiter.com

  • Preparing to Interview for an Entry Level Job? 3 Things You Should Know

    William Frierson
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Before you go in to interview for an entry level job, the following post shares three things you should know as preparation for this meeting. Did your last interview go something like this…: Interviewer: [Blah blah blah, raised voice at the end to emphasize that it's a question.] You: [Talk for a minute or two, […]
  • Job Prospects Of A Cell Phone Technician Related With Visually Impaired Smartphone

    William Frierson
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:11 pm
    There are some special options, which you are bound to get hold of, when the main area of concern is associated with mobile phone developments. Building some of the best software and tools for the visually impaired can be defined as the right way of helping them communicate with others, without even feeling dependent all […]
  • 9 Entry-Level Cover Letter Writing Mistakes You Should Definitely Avoid

    William Frierson
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:33 pm
    A well written resume can impress a potential employer. However, accompanying it with half-hearted cover letter can force him to throw your resume into trash. Why? When you write a resume, it just points out your set of skills and experience. Whereas, a cover letter is viewed by most of the employers to understand how […]
  • Searching for Entry Level Jobs? Practice These 7 Habits for Success

    William Frierson
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Based on Steven Covey’s classic book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People,” our friend Daisy Wright created this impactful infographic, which shows the traits closely associated with job seekers who routinely enjoy career success. As Daisy says: “These principles…are not quick-fixes for one’s job search
  • Want to Change Careers, College Graduates and Find New Jobs? 5 Ways Not to Limit Yourself Mentally

    William Frierson
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:40 pm
    You probably fell into your current career. Yes, I know you planned. You carefully considered your choice of degree. You got a job you were qualified for. But you only assessed opportunities that were right in front of your nose.   Your choices were (unwittingly) limited. Limited by your environment.
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    Execupundit.com

  • Quick Bits of Advice at the End of the Work Week

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:26 am
    Give your life a larger purpose.Don't tell yourself stories.Be alert to opportunities but don't chase every one.Count on it taking longer.Be as kind to yourself as you are to others.Learn how you learn.Seek wisdom, not cleverness.Stop making excuses.Avoid bad influences.Determine what you really want.Focus.Don't coast.
  • It's Friday. You Need This.

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:49 am
    Guitarist John Williams playing Rodrigo's Concierto de Aranjuez at the BBC Proms.
  • Bock on Business Books

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    Wally Bock has an excellent post and points to some other posts on the importance of reading business books (and novels too, for that matter). One of my regrets is that I didn't read as many business books as I should have in the early stage of my career. That practice would have prevented more than a few scars.
  • You Don't

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    You don't insult people and then expect them to cooperate with you.You don't act as if you know more than everybody in the room when you know less than everybody in the room and they know it.You don't dress like a Hell's Angel and expect to be regarded as a bank president.You don't enforce minor rules and expect that your victims won't use those same rules as weapons.You don't take care of yourself before taking care of your team.You don't switch priorities so frequently that people throw up their hands and wait for the next change.You don't take good performers for granted and then expect…
  • Quote of the Day

    25 Jul 2014 | 3:00 am
    Westerners have abandoned an ethical basis for society, believing that all problems are solvable by a good government. . . . In the West, especially after World War II, the government came to be seen as so successful that it could fulfill all the obligations that in less modern societies are fulfilled by the family. . . . In the East, we start with self-reliance. In the West today, it is the opposite. The government says give me a popular mandate and I will solve all society's problems. - Lee Kuan Yew
 
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    The HR Capitalist

  • Your Company Likes Hall and Oates? Yes, Please...

    Kris Dunn
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    A company pinged me at Kinetix to learn more about how we could help them. I found out through extensive research that the company in question has Hall and Oates links up at their corporate site. We've got Aerosmith references at the Kinetix site.  Aerosmith is good. Hall and Oates references might be better. #on_it The end of my email sending them some stuff to look over looked like this: PS - tell <president's name> my favorite Hall and Oates song is "Sara Smile".  "Rich Girl" isn't bad either.  Who am I kidding?  I celebrate their entire…
  • High Performing Employees Who Stay In Companies Longer Than Two Years Get Paid 50% Less Over Their Careers....

    Kris Dunn
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:05 am
    Did you check that title?  That's the reason you see the following: --Your best talent, especially early in their careers, will be looking to switch companies to get the equivalent of multiple promotions rather than wait on you to do whatever it is that you can do related to career progression. --Any turnover prediction worth it's salt would say that the biggest flight risk comes with high performers in the 1-3 year mark.  The newness has worn off, and you gave them a 4% raise. Goodbye.  Nice to know ya. I didn't come up with the title of this post - it came from Cameron…
  • CAPITALIST WEBINAR: How to Use Company Reputation Sites Like Glassdoor For Good - Not Evil...

    Kris Dunn
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    Hey Fellow HR Capitalists - When my team over at Fistful of Talent (FOT) put together our July webinar, we were thinking of you – someone looking to stay on top of how the talent market is changing. You've been conditioned to hate sites like Glassdoor, right?  Well, reptuation sites like Glassdoor have gained enough traction and functionality that you might want to get in the mix. Join the Tim Sackett and I for How Smart HR Pros are Becoming Better Marketers – By Using Company Reputation Sites Like Glassdoor.” on Wednesday, July 30th at 2pm ET, and we’ll hit you with the…
  • My Vegas Weekend with the 8-Man Rotation (Featuring How Pro Hoops Misses On Talent - Just Like You)...

    Kris Dunn
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    Went to Vegas last weekend with a few bloggers of note - Steve Boese, Lance Haun and Matt Stollak. Our destination had a nerd quality to it  - The NBA Summer League, where professional basketball hopefuls convene to prove they have what it takes to be one of 450 players that play in the best hoops league in the world. Now - you should know that only about 20% of the players who attend and play in the Vegas Summer League are actual NBA players - the rest are draft choices and free agents who are scrapping and doing whatever it takes to impress the teams.  Why go to this event? First, we…
  • Stuff the Capitalist (aka KD) Likes - The NBA Summer League....

    Kris Dunn
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    Who am I?  Who cares?  Good questions.  It's my site, so I'm going to tap into a Friday once in a awhile by telling you more about who I am - via a "Stuff I Like" series.  Nothing too serious, just exploring the micro-niche that resides at the base of all of our lives.  Potshots encouraged in the comments. Talent. You think you know it when you see it.  Maybe.   Probably not. The difficulty of evaluating talent (along with a big preference for hoops) is why I'm in Vegas today, watching the NBA Summer League.  24 NBA franchises put a team in, with all the teams…
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    HBR Blog Network - Harvard Business Review » Sylvia Ann Hewlett

  • The Authenticity Trap for Workers Who Are Not Straight, White Men

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

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

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

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

    Sylvia Ann Hewlett
    6 Feb 2014 | 8:00 am
    Gauge whether you’re ready for a sponsor by taking this brief assessment. “I’ve always given 110%,” says Maggie. “Whoever I worked for, I gave them my all, every day, 10 hours a day, weekends and holidays, whatever it took. That endeared me to a lot of powerful men.” That dedication and loyalty should have made Maggie a star. Yet, although she rose in the organization, because she wasn’t strategic about whom she gave her 110% to, she squandered her gifts on leaders who didn’t invest in her. Without a sponsor to spotlight her attributes, offer her opportunities, and kick her…
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    Evil HR Lady

  • Pregnant at work: How you’re protected

    Evil HR Lady
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:29 am
    Discriminating against a pregnant woman at work has been illegal since 1978, but what is and is not allowed hasn’t always been clear. To help end the confusion, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued new guidelines to help businesses understand the law. While these are guidelines and not statutory law, employers would be wise to follow them. The complete guidelines give detailed instructions, but here are some of the key points. To keep reading, click here: Pregnant at work: How you’re protected
  • Treat Your Employees Right or Big Government Will Step In

    Evil HR Lady
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:26 am
    Cards on the table here: I’ve worked part time since my first child was born, in 2003. For the first five years, I worked for a big pharma company, in a job share. I would have happilystayed in that job, had my husband not received a too-good-to-refuse job offer over an ocean. So, I quit that job and took up free-lance writing, where editors set deadlines, but I determine when I work. Which means my part time career life has always had a predictable, regular schedule. (Income, of course, varies when one free-lances, but I choose my own hours.) However, for many part time workers,…
  • How to Close Your Gender Pay Gap

    Evil HR Lady
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:44 am
    Overall, men earn more money than women do. That’s not disputed. But, what is disputed is if that is fair or not. McGill University thought it wasn’t fair, so they did something about it, and it took them 13 years to close their gender pay gap. I, personally, think they screwed up. Not because women should be paid less than men, but because they fell into the old trap of trying to equate jobs that are completely and wholly unrelated to each other as equal. For instance, the Wall Street Journal writes: The program’s goal was to ensure that pay for female-dominated…
  • Are Bad Parenting and Bad Management the Same Thing?

    Evil HR Lady
    10 Jul 2014 | 8:38 am
    If you stink as a manager, perhaps you need to up your parenting techniques. Fortunately, that doesn’t include potty training, but everything else pretty much seems to fit. Emma Jenner, a British Nanny just wrote an article on modern day parenting failures that has gone pretty viral, with half the people applauding Ms. Jenner and the other half condemning her for insensitivity to the needs of their little darlings. I don’t claim to be a parenting expert–you can check back with me when my children are adults to see if my methods were good–but four of her five…
  • Why You Shouldn’t Overlook Desperate Job Candidates

    Evil HR Lady
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:56 am
    Kathryn recently went on a job interview and felt like she nailed it. In fact, the hiring manager started talking about start dates, so she was shocked when she spoke to the recruiter the following morning and found out that company had decided she wasn’t a “good fit.” Kathryn pushed the recruiter for additional feedback, which the recruiter reluctantly shared. Her problem? She seemed too desperate for the job. Desperation is a big turn off for many employers. This, of course, has some logic behind it. Desperate people will take any job they are offered and employers…
 
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    CAREERBRIGHT

  • 5 Must Have Items In Your Startup Office

    Shweta Khare
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:55 pm
    When starting your own business it is important to get everything right the first time round. There is no better place to start than in your office. Having a workspace, which suits your style of business and work ethic is vital. For the young crowd it is important that their workspace is a place filled with inspiration. Creating your ideal office is easy. This is your chance to manage your own environment and create a space, which you will be proud to work in. Kitting out this space with a few vital items will help you in the long run. Here are five must have items for your start-up office.
  • Career as a Special Education Needs Teacher

    Shweta Khare
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:28 am
    You need to be a special kind of person to go into teaching. But, it takes someone with a different skill set and attitude to become a Special Education Needs teacher. A Special Education Needs (SEN) teacher can be a very varied and exciting role. Yet many potential teachers are put off as it can appear quite a daunting task. As a SEN teacher, you will be working with students who have disabilities. These disabilities come in all shapes and sizes. From sensory or physical, behavioral issues or learning difficulties. Image credit: FLICKR Deciding to become a teacher requires a lot of thought,…
  • Career in Mental Health Nursing

    Shweta Khare
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:38 pm
    Mental health nursing is a very rewarding job. If you are passionate about people, then you will want to embark on a career in psychiatric and mental health nursing. Money is secondary when you care about people and their health and well being. It’s not an easy path, the role is very complex and demanding. You will work long hours and deal with a variety of problems. There is not a one size fits all solution to mental health nursing. You will have to draw on experience and knowledge in order to help people become mentally well. Dealing with issues of the mind means that you will have a…
  • Pros and Cons of Online Learning

    Shweta Khare
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:29 am
    Individuals who actively participate and are enrolled in online learning courses, or e-courses, are trying to improve their careers and online expertise – and generally succeed. In the US, in 2012, 5.5 million students took at least one online course (National Center for Education statistics). However, if you’re thinking of joining the ranks of the e-informed, you’ll want to consider these factors. Advantages Learning at your own pace is a perk of online learning courses. Your online professors and teachers will provide you with documents and resources for you to learn from.
  • 7 Most Common Negotiating Mistakes

    Shweta Khare
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:02 pm
    While even the word “negotiation” can evoke fear, stress and anxiety for many, the intent is quite simple: to discuss and ultimately agree on a deal.  Whether it’s a multimillion dollar contract or just deciding where to meet for lunch, life is rife with negotiations.  And, the negotiation process is a lot like a chess game where strategy reigns supreme—one thoughtfully considered move at a time. Make a careless, short-sighted, ill-conceived move and suffer the perilous consequences.    “Even when faced with the most daunting of deals, regarding the act of negotiation as a…
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    Michael Lee Stallard

  • Leaders: Know Your Direct Reports’ Career Experiences and Aspirations

    Michael Lee Stallard
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:07 pm
                  #42 Know Your Direct Reports’ Career Experiences/Aspirations – Ask your direct reports about their prior work experiences, and what they liked and didn’t like about those experiences. Ask them about their career aspirations and how you can help them make progress toward those aspirations.  Write down what you learn and identify specific actions you can take to help them.  These actions may include job or project assignments, coaching or mentoring, or training. This is the forty-second post in our series entitled “100 Ways to…
  • Why Employee Engagement Matters: An Infographic

    Michael Lee Stallard
    13 Jul 2014 | 5:05 pm
    Why does employee engagement matter? Check out this handy infographic for key reasons why every organization should care about this important topic. Feel free to share with your leadership team! The post Why Employee Engagement Matters: An Infographic appeared first on Michael Lee Stallard.
  • E Pluribus Partners is Now on LinkedIn

    Michael Lee Stallard
    13 Jul 2014 | 4:53 pm
    I’m happy to announce that my company, E Pluribus Partners, is now on LinkedIn! LinkedIn is another wonderful platform for sharing and discussing ideas about employee engagement and leadership, and we look forward to sharing helpful advice through this practical channel. Follow our company page today and join the conversation! Follow Now   The post E Pluribus Partners is Now on LinkedIn appeared first on Michael Lee Stallard.
  • Connect by Celebrating Team Successes

    Michael Lee Stallard
    13 Jul 2014 | 2:26 pm
                  #41 Celebrate Team Successes – When your team accomplishes a major goal, celebrate as a group with a party, meal, or outing. Ask people for suggestions about how to celebrate.  If you can afford it, invite them to bring a significant other to join in the celebration. This is the forty-first post in our series entitled “100 Ways to Connect.” The series highlights language, attitudes and behaviors that help you connect with others. Although the language, attitudes and behaviors focus on application in the workplace, you will see that they…
  • 7 Best Practices to Boost Employee Engagement

    Michael Lee Stallard
    8 Jul 2014 | 5:03 pm
                    As seen on Fox Business and SmartBlog on Leadership. What separates the best leaders from the rest when it comes to employee engagement? Our research shows the best leaders communicate an inspiring vision and live it, value people and give them a voice. Here are seven of the 100+ best practices that leaders can use to engage people. 1. Set “Top Five” High Level Annual Priorities – Many leaders today are overwhelming the people they lead by trying to do too much.  Both individually and as a team, set no more than five high level…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • How to become a Billionaire by Selling Nothing by Aditya Magal @jhunjhunwala : Book Review

    Gautam Ghosh
    30 Jun 2014 | 1:16 am
    I have "known" Aditya Magal for many years - in a strange way. We are blogging and later Twitter buddies. But till a year or so ago I only knew him by his online personal "The Fake Jhunjhunwala" (Blog, Twitter) - where he took on the persona of the famed stockbroker Rakesh Jhunjhunwala. With that hilarious take on not just the capital markets but current affairs too, the blog and then the twitter account were runaway hit (currently he has 81k followers on Twitter) In fact the Forbes India magazine was confused if the man and the persona were indeed different.And then two years ago, the cat…
  • Using Talent Communities #socialmedia for Employer Branding

    Gautam Ghosh
    11 Jun 2014 | 10:49 pm
    Organizations face two big challenges in the context of two ever-changing realities -  key talent is hard to find and job seekers look to peers and the collective wisdom of the social web to decide on what firm to join.The two objectives organizations will need to start thinking about are:1.       How to Build an employment brand that is relevant to the needs of the key talented people and to monitor the conversations on the social web to understand how to join in the conversation2.       Understand where these talented…
  • My article on #HR and #socialmedia in Businessworld

    Gautam Ghosh
    10 Jun 2014 | 6:57 am
    So I wrote an article on how HR can leverage social media - you can read it hereIf you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Gender stereotyping in Indian recruitment advertising

    Gautam Ghosh
    8 Jun 2014 | 9:53 pm
    Thought I'd share this article in the DNA that I came across: Research confirmed 77% of the total ads that had a gender specific term recruited only females (Anand, 2013). Least gender stereotyping was observed in jobs that required specialised skills and technical education like IT, engineering and medicine.Secretary/front office assistant, telecaller, sales(man) and manager claimed the top spot in gender stereotyping.Gender stereotyping in recruitment ads for receptionists ranged from the benign ‘Receptionist only – Female’ to comments regarding age and attractiveness…
  • Big embrace of #SocialRecruiting and Talent Communities by @InsideZappos

    Gautam Ghosh
    28 May 2014 | 5:59 am
    I have often blogged about the need for organizations to create talent communities to really embrace "social". You can read my thoughts here, here, here, here and here.  So I was delighted to learn today that Zappos has embraced "social recruiting" in the way I envisaged, in toto!Zappos has been a favorite company of mine after I read their CEO Tony Hseih's book. I have blogged about them also.So what is +Zappos.com going to do? According to the WSJ: Zappos, based in Las Vegas, plans to hire at least 450 people this year, but candidates won't find out about those…
 
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    Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

  • Understanding the Hiring Manager Prior to the Interview

    Marc Miller
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Who is the hiring manager? Who are they really? You are scheduled for an interview with the hiring manager. Who is this person? What do you have in common? The more you know about the hiring manager before the interview, the more you can do to work on building a relationship during the interview. Remember — People hire people they like! It is time to do some investigative work! LinkedIn Check the hiring manager’s LinkedIn profile for the following: Education – What schools did they attend and where? Did you attend a same school or a school from the same conference or even…
  • Using Hindsight to Build Foresight

    Jeff Shuey
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Of course, hindsight is 20-20. How often have you said: If I knew then what I know now. After the fact we can all see the situation and adjust the way “would have” reacted… If only we had known then what we know now. Using Hindsight before it Happens Of course, people cannot experience something before it happens. Sure, there are fantasies of time travel from H.G. Wells “The Time Machine” to J.K. Rowling’s “Time Turner” in the Harry Potter books and movies. But for most humans we can only experience something as it happens. (Side Note: If there are some people…
  • 7 Things to Maximize Your Return on Networking Events

    Maria Elena Duron
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:30 am
    Last week, I focused on the 5 Things You Need to Stop Doing Now to Make Strong Connections in 2015.  This week, I’m focusing on you busy professionals who are challenged by making time and maximizing the networking events you attend. 1. Build the conversation A conversation can get rather dry if you don’t know what to say. Past the general pleasantries, you need to keep the conversation going. A good starting point is the other person’s interests so ask questions. Given an opportunity, few would turn down the chance to talk about themselves. Have a list of questions prepared beforehand…
  • Can You Have the Career of Your Dreams?

    Richard Kirby
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    I have several quotations on the wall in my office that I point out to my clients. In my previous two posts I discussed these two: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” (George Bernard Shaw) and “What would you do if you knew you could not fail?” (Minister Robert S. Schuller) The gist of the first quote is that few people luckily fall into meaningful work and that you may need to reflect on your values and made conscious choices. The gist of the second quote is that most people sell themselves short trying to “play it…
  • From Blah to Bold: How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

    Chamber of Commerce
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:30 pm
    In its most basic form, a resume is a professional list of your experience and accomplishments. It represents the best of who you are in an easy-to-follow format. The problem, of course, is that while many of these accomplishments may have been really exciting for you in real life, they read rather dry in a text-only format. In a Careerbuilder survey, more than half of human resources managers said they spent less than two minutes looking over a resume; nearly 20 percent said they spent less than one minute. You don’t have much time to make a good first impression with your resume and with…
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    Information Technology Dark Side

  • Interns at TroopTrack

    David Christiansen
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Hiring IFL (Intern for Live) Until recently, we really struggled to provide consistent customer service. Sometimes we were awesome – customers would put in a ticket on a weekend in the wee hours and would get a response right away. Other times… not so great. It was hard to provide consistent customers service when it was just Shannon and I and TroopTrack was growing so rapidly that it was clear we couldn’t do it ourselves. Things got worse when Shannon had to take a leave of absence for a family crisis. We soon found ourselves staring at more than a thousand open help desk…
  • The Bootstrapping Thing I Suck Most At

    David Christiansen
    13 Jun 2014 | 8:37 am
    Benjamin Franklin said So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for anything one has a mind to do I’m not being a reasonable creature, and it’s darned inconvenient Last night I stayed up playing Civ 5 until 2:00 am. I didn’t enjoy it as much as I should have because I felt guilty that I wasn’t working on my bootstrapped business. Playing is healthy and we need to do it. I shouldn’t feel guilty about it. I know this is true in a academic sort of way, but I can’t seem to integrate that into my…
  • Bootstrapping sucks. Everyone should do it.

    David Christiansen
    9 May 2014 | 7:04 am
    Bootstrapping Sucks Winston Churchill famously said the following after losing power following World War 2: Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time. After six long years of bootstrapping, I feel much the same way. Bootstrapping sucks. It’s freaking hard, at least the way I did it, and it’s full of low-points that require you to learn important lessons the hard way. The hardest thing I’ve had to learn is how to be the CEO. Six years ago I didn’t know Jack about running a business. In 2008 I…
  • Finally! An excuse to override method missing!

    David Christiansen
    2 Dec 2013 | 6:02 am
    I load a lot of data into TroopTrack from CSV files by mapping fields in the CSV file to active record. Most of the time I am importing data from my competitors using CSV files they provide (and control the format of). In the past I have tended to write pretty sucky code for doing this where I build a hash of values that I then use to update active record, like this: CSV.parse(@file_to_import, { :col_sep => "t" }) do |row| household_hash_1 = { :name => row[25], :line1 => row[27], :line2 => row[28], :city => row[29], :state => row[30], :zip_code => row[31] } end This code…
  • Conventional Rails

    David Christiansen
    26 Jun 2013 | 10:15 pm
    Otherwise known as… This post could also be called “Stuff I’ve figured out about Rails but didn’t want to blog about because I suspect everyone else already knows it and will figure out that I’m a moron”. A code picture is worth a thousand words Here’s some code. I’ve got some routes in there to set the stage, followed by pairs of roughly equivalent code demonstrating some conventions I’ve learned about and have grown to appreciate. I’ve not seen these conventions documented anywhere, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t. It…
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    Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch

  • Archive: Two career situations to avoid — from the Career Opportunities Podcast

    Douglas E. Welch
    25 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    At the best of times, our career is a succession of good work and good ideas, for which we are rewarded a good salary. Your work can progress along without too much fear, angst or anger. Still, there will be times when trouble can occur. Often, though, these are situations that we can avoid, if we learn to recognize the warning signs. After 20+ years in the workplace, in both corporate and small businesses and as an independent consultant, I have collected a number of situations that almost always lead to trouble. Listen to this Podcast Midsummer Book Sale — All My Kindle Books 99¢…
  • Midsummer Book Sale — All My Kindle Books 99¢ each for the next 30 Days!

    Douglas E. Welch
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    That’s right! As a special Midsummer treat to all my loyal readers, listeners and viewers, all my books are now just 99¢ each for the next 30 days! Offer expires August 24, 2014 For career-minded types, there is my original book, The High-Tech Career Handbook, Cultivating You Career Reputations and, for those looking to decide where to take their career, Career Compass: Finding Your Career North. Social Media fans can check out Social Media Self Preservation and learn how to take advantage of social media without losing your mind. Finally, fans of A Gardener’s Notebook might like…
  • Video: First Career Prescription: LinkedIn from “Career Prescriptions” with Douglas E. Welch

    Douglas E. Welch
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    From “Career Prescriptions” – Career Opportunities Podcast with Douglas E. Welch) Watch this entire presentation – “Career Prescriptions” – Career Opportunities Podcast with Douglas E. Welch   Transcript: One of the things I have been doing recently in the Career Opportunities column, I’ve been writing a series of career prescriptions and most of these prescriptions have to do with online, social media and new media. Because often we can’t understand the benefit of some of these media until we actually get involved with them. And so, in…
  • Privacy and the need to sell yourself in your career…

    Douglas E. Welch
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:12 am
    Today, you need to be spending every moment telling people “what you do and how well you do it.” If you insist on keeping every aspect of your life private, you are severely limiting the number of people that know about you and the opportunities these people may be able to provide. When it comes to your career, you can’t “hide your light under a bushel” and expect to achieve the career results you want. Privacy and the need to sell yourself in your careerCareer Opportunities Podcasthttp://tinyurl.com/privacy-career Privacy and the need to sell yourself in your career… is a post…
  • Audio: Transition as the New Normal with Douglas E. Welch

    Douglas E. Welch
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    Transition as the New Normal with Douglas E. Welch Listen to this presentation Douglas E. Welch presents to Tuesdays with Transitioners in Northridge, California on “Transition as the New Normal” on July 14 2014. While we all might like to think that transition is a short term process, it is not a fleeting process we fall into and out of. Rather, life is truly nothing but one long transition — a state of constant flux. We might have dreams and desires for stability, but in a world that is constantly changing, stability is only an illusion and a temporary one at that.
 
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    Bailey WorkPlay

  • LeBron’s Homecoming Story Mirrors Our 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…
  • 10 Things I Learned In 2013: The Year Of The Existential Speedbump

    Chris Bailey
    31 Dec 2013 | 1:27 pm
    It’s taken me the better part of a month to assess the past year and take in the learning. I re-read my 2012 review post and I’m rather unnerved by how it’s eerily similar to my initial thoughts on 2013: the importance of love, courage, and vulnerability. Well, no sense beating around the bush: last year sucked. There really is no other way of putting it. For the better part of 2013, I was a nervous, anxious wreck. I was frequently visited by a sense of fear – almost bordering terror – that clouded my sense of self-worth. I was mired in a depression that was…
  • Video: Being Real, Telling My Story

    Chris Bailey
    23 Dec 2013 | 11:15 am
    A continuation of my last post on letting go. I was out for a brisk walk this morning and felt inspired to offer my thoughts on having the courage to share not only all the awesomeness in our life, but the sadnesses, struggles, imperfections, and everything in between. I feel called to Be Real in 2014 and hope you’ll join me. What steps can you take to Be Real? Share them here or through social media using #bereal2014. I can’t wait to hear your ideas. Love, Chris P.S., Once upon a time, I would have been too self-conscious to do this. I would have worried over the lighting, sound,…
  • On Letting Go and Letting In

    Chris Bailey
    20 Dec 2013 | 11:18 am
    I’m really not sure how to start this post. There’s a voice that is trying to convince me to delete it this very moment. My Inner Critic whispers to me in his most lovingly insidious voice, “No one wants to hear about your problems and fears. No one likes someone who is weak and vulnerable and struggles with life and career. No one wants to hire a man who is emotional, fights off self-doubt, bears his soul to the world and is an idealist at heart (besides, you’ll just get chewed up by hungry, focused, competitive, driven professionals that organizations want anyway).
  • The War On Play

    Chris Bailey
    10 Dec 2013 | 2:37 pm
    Why is there a war being fought against play? This is a question I’ve been asking myself for a while. I hear it when I talk to friends about the near-constant stresses of their work. The fear of taking time off only to see the mountain of work upon their return. The endless cycle of meetings where conversation tends to focus on the tactical, on the execution, on the pressure to get shit done NOW. If I would ask, “But did you get to actually play today?” they would look at me like I had lobsters crawling out of my ears. And for good reason…we’ve pretty much…
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  • 8 Qualities Employers Want Most in Employees

    Jacob Share
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    How do you stack up? This is a guest post by Bud Bilanich. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. A while back, I saw a survey that fit the bill. It listed the eight qualities employers most want in their employees. It makes for some interesting career success reading. When I checked out the eight qualities, I saw that they correspond to some of the advice in my career success book, Success Tweets: 140 Bits of Common Sense Career Success Advice, All in 140 Characters or Less. Here are the eight qualities, and the career advice I offer in Success…
  • The Secret to Boosting Your Reputation Online

    Jacob Share
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:58 am
    How to spin your online presence for best results. This is a guest post by Tony Deblauwe. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. The continuous expansion of technology has provided a wealth of tools to assist in job search. For all the capabilities job seekers now possess to discover who is hiring and what companies are thumbs up or down in terms of environment and management, the flip side of progress is the information available to companies about individuals. Innocent comments, blogs, photos, or job history have been consumed by web archiving…
  • The Jobseeker Mindset: It’s All About Hustle

    marie
    22 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Just do it. This is a guest post by Steve P. Brady. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Looking for work is, well, hard work. This is especially true if you are currently unemployed or fresh out of school. The lack of a paycheck makes everything more stressful. The whole process can be daunting. You need to target your resume, keep your LinkedIn profile updated, network, apply for jobs, practice interviewing, apply some more and on it goes. After a few weeks, it is easy to develop a pretty poor attitude about the whole job hunt. But…
  • Last Call For #8jgbc Submissions

    Jacob Share
    20 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    Monday July 21st is the final submission deadline for this summer’s contest. Very specifically, end-of-day Monday (or midnight Tuesday for the sticklers) Pacific Daylight Savings time is the deadline after which submissions will be closed. Check here for the deadline in your local time (will open in a new tab/window) As of Sunday afternoon, there were still 10 open spots remaining in the contest, down from the initial 25. And I know of at least a few people who are busy trying to claim one of those spots before it’s too late. The clock is ticking. Over $11,000 in prizes is up for…
  • 40 Most Popular Google+ Communities for Job Search

    Jacob Share
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:08 pm
    Nonplussed by the hype? Use Google+ plus these top communities on your job search. I couldn’t resist. Seriously though, if you hang out on Google+ – not Google Hangouts – looking for job search talk, these are where you need to be. Here are the largest Google+ communities for job seekers, appearing in increasing order by size: 40. Jobs in Japan (186 members) 39. Career Counseling Portal – Pakistan (209 members) 38. Careers & Working in Social Media by cloudninerec.com (200 members) 37. Career by Phil Rosenberg (203 members) 36. Jobs in Building Materials…
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    Business Pundit

  • 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…
  • 10 Chain Stores People Can’t Get Enough Of

    Gerri
    3 Mar 2014 | 11:12 am
    Most people have their favorite small time local shops for their local sustainable goods, or their top fashion finds, but there are some chain stores in the United States that people just love to pieces. Even in a tough economy, people still need their basic clothes, home goods, and food and chain stores are often the place to get the basics. So, where do people go for the real essentials? There are few stores that top the list.  
  • Are You A Slave To The Grind?

    Gerri
    27 Feb 2014 | 7:45 pm
    Although the practices of slavery that were common during the days of President Lincoln are long behind us, some of the core concepts of slavery that once invaded the United States are far from dead. The corporate world holds fast to some of the techniques that plantation owners used to make money where business management is concerned, or perhaps it’s just an eerie similarity. Slavery was first justified as an institution in 1660. However, the practice was in wide use since 1619, when the first 20 indentured servants were brought to U.S. shores from Africa to Virginia. By the…
 
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  • Check Out This Checklist Before You Head Off to College

    billiesucher
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:13 am
    How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon? ~ Dr. Seuss Sending your son...
  • Who Lands a Whopping 42% of New Jobs?!

    Jean Cummings
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:15 pm
    Image attribution: tlnt.com We've been following CareerCrossroads' Source of Hire Survey findings over the past few years. The most recent report in 2013 yields some surprising results and interesting trends. The authors, Gerry Crispin and Mark Mehler, begin their report...
  • What's Up With the 20 Questions: Job Search

    billiesucher
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:55 am
    If you were building a new home, would you put the roof on before you dug the foundation? Would you put the windows in before you had the walls up? Would you install new carpet before the floor was finished?...
  • Repertoire of Words for the Amazing Brand You

    billiesucher
    15 Jul 2014 | 2:46 pm
    Remember that interview last week where they asked you this question: “So, what five words best describe you?” Remember how you responded with: Loyal Honest Hardworking Dependable Reliable. Remember how they offered the job to another candidate – the one...
  • So Where Are You Headed? #Jobseekers

    billiesucher
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    As I approached the intersection, I could see two young people – one standing and one sitting…late teens, early 20’s. They looked tired. The young man was sitting by a backpack. The young woman held a sign that read: TRAVELING...
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    The Chief Happiness Officer Blog

  • Weird Al’s Mission Statement

    Alexander Kjerulf
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:05 pm
    How could I possibly NOT share Weird Al Yancovic’s latest song called Mission Statement: I mean, look at it. It parodies both business jargon and those ubiquitous RSA-style whiteboard videos. Brilliant. The sad thing is that his parody lyrics are only slightly less comprehensible than some actual mission statements I’ve seen :)
  • 5 Ways Positive Thinking Makes Us Miserable at Work

    Alexander Kjerulf
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:49 am
    One German IT company has come up with the perfect solution to whining in the workplace – it’s made cheerfulness a contractual obligation. What’s more, the CEO has declared that those who don’t measure up to the prescribed level of jollity in the morning should stay at home until they cheer up. The idea of positive thinking (and therefore banning negativity) is not new, but is affecting us now more than ever – at home and at work. And ironically, its effects are mostly negative. Yes, forced positive thinking makes us less happy. Positive thinking is a poorly defined concept…
  • Voting on new employees

    Alexander Kjerulf
    17 Jul 2014 | 1:52 am
    This WP article shares an interesting and rare practice from US grocery chain Whole Foods, that has me feeling a little conflicted: New hires are voted in — or out — by their teams after their first 90 days at the company. A two-thirds majority is required to keep an employee on board. The employees quoted like the system because: Existing employees can get rid of new coworkers who don’t pull their weight New hires get a sense of acceptance themselves because their coworkers have actively chosen to keep them I’m torn on this. On the one hand I see obvious benefits but on the…
  • When the boss says, ‘Don’t discuss your salary’

    Alexander Kjerulf
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:47 am
    The Atlantic has an excellent article by Jonathan Timm on how companies try to keep employees from discussing their salaries with coworkers and how this perpetuates unfairness and lets them underpay some people. From the article: … about half of American employees in all sectors are either explicitly prohibited or strongly discouraged from discussing pay with their coworkers. In the private sector, the number is higher, at 61 percent. … We don’t know whether gag rules directly cause wage discrimination, but they undoubtedly open the door to it. Employers who keep pay secret…
  • You are the difference

    Alexander Kjerulf
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    In this video I talk about emotional contagion, i.e. the fact that we tend to take on the emotions of people around us and explain about a fascinating British study that showed just how widespread the effect can be.
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    Managing Leadership

  • Here and there – everywhere

    Jim Stroup
    29 Jun 2014 | 10:57 am
    We’ve covered two key elements of the 5-paragraph order used by the modern US military to not only transmit operational instructions to subordinates, but to ensure they have the perspective and context necessary to properly and intelligently carry them out. These are principally the “mission-oriented” nature of this order transmission system, and the detailed situation analysis provided – both of which precede the actual delineation of the tasks to be performed. This system, and the decentralizing, push-authority-down approach it expresses, are key to the phenomenal performance under…
  • Putting it all in context

    Jim Stroup
    19 Jun 2014 | 1:48 pm
    We’ve been working to offer concrete examples to explain why a primary management task is to impart perspective to the organization. Last week we looked at just one way the military does that through what is sometimes known as the mission-oriented order. We saw how military commanders don’t simply give “orders” – or instructions – to subordinate units as is often assumed. Rather, they put those instructions in context with a detailed explanation of the mission those tasks are intended to help achieve – and not only that: but also provided are the commander’s intent and concept…
  • Making sense of it all

    Jim Stroup
    13 Jun 2014 | 4:04 am
    We’ve been arguing that perspective is a principle managerial task. Of course managers need to have perspective themselves – but the actual point here is that a major responsibility they shoulder as managers is to make sure that the organization as a whole has it as well. They do this in two broad ways, and we will take a brief look at the first today and next week. This is the manner in which management disseminates the general organizational mission and specific instructions. As mentioned periodically here, the extraordinary circumstances in which military commanders operate make their…
  • Haste makes waste

    Jim Stroup
    5 Jun 2014 | 11:50 am
    When managers have worked hard to develop complex plans, and then even harder to get them approved for execution, they sometimes become a little over-eager to cross the starting line. Impatience at the prospect of any further delay sets in. No need to brief-up the employees on this. The plan is management-stuff anyway – above their pay-grade – the staff’s relationship to it is only to do the designated work. Explaining it all to them would take still more time, quite possibly just create confusion, and – heaven forfend – might even produce yet more unanticipated criticisms and the…
  • Actual work

    Jim Stroup
    29 May 2014 | 10:50 am
    The previous series looked at the many fallacies in the unfortunate concept of individual leadership in organizations. This current series is intended to take a closer look at the actual role of management in them. We began by posing our broad definition of management as “the development of organizational objectives and the identification and deployment of resources to accomplish them.” Now, let’s break that down a bit. To begin with, we should note that inherent in any activity or role undertaken by management is the responsibility for execution and, of course, decision-making. These…
 
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    Lindsey Pollak Career Blog

  • Now Trending in the Millennial Workplace

    Lindsey Pollak
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:15 am
    In my “Now Trending” series, I curate recently published articles that capture the future of work or embrace the Millennial mindset. Share your favorite articles of the week in a comment! Keeping Millennials Happy is Now Its Own Genre of Management Training Everybody knows managing in today’s workplace means strategically leading a team of diverse […]
  • 5 Things Employers Wish Millennials Learned in College

    Lindsey Pollak
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    Does college prepare today’s young people for the real world of employment? According to a 2013 Chegg study, the answer is a definitive no. Fewer than two in five hiring managers said that recent grads are prepared for a job in their field of study. Based on my work with entry-level employers across a wide […]
  • Now Trending in the Millennial Workplace

    Lindsey Pollak
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    In my “Now Trending” series, I curate recently published articles that capture the future of work or embrace the Millennial mindset. Share your favorite articles of the week in a comment! Want to Know What Millennials Want? Just Ask Them That’s just what RingCentral and Survey Monkey did in January and they found Millennials want […]
  • Introverts’ Struggles — and Strategies for Success — on the Job

    Lindsey Pollak
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    Nancy Ancowitz is a business communication coach who helps clients with vital career-building and leadership skills, and is author of Self-Promotion for Introverts®. I recently connected with her to learn more about strategies introverts can use to succeed on the job and how introverts and extroverts can work well together. Here’s what she had to say: What […]
  • Now Trending in the Millennial Workplace

    Lindsey Pollak
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    In my “Now Trending” series, I curate recently published articles that capture the future of work or embrace the Millennial mindset. Share your favorite articles of the week in a comment! How to Get Promoted Without Working Long Hours I love this article from Fast Company with practical tips for getting ahead at work. Moving […]
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    HR Daily Advisor

  • State minimum wage increases for 2014-2015 (map)

    guest
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:47 am
    By Susan Prince, JD, Legal Editor HR.BLR.com Employers get ready! Minimum wage increases will affect numerous states across the country during the remainder of 2014 and into 2015. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. But the FLSA does not supersede any state or local laws that are more favorable to employees. Therefore, if a state has a minimum wage that is higher than the federal minimum, employers subject to the state minimum wage law are obligated to pay the higher rate to employees working in that state. The map below shows the…
  • Stop Being an HR Terrorist

    Stephen Bruce, PhD, PHR
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:48 am
    Yesterday’s Advisor featured consultant Tim Sackett’s What the CEO Wishes HR Would Do. Today, his 6-step program for HR managers. How is HR a terrorist? HR tends to use the law as a hammer, Sackett says. “No you can’t do it; it’s against the law.” A better approach is, “Yes, you can do it, but we put ourselves at risk for an expensive and prolonged lawsuit.” You be the CEO’s risk advisor; he or she can decide whether to accept the risk. Sackett (www.timsackett.com) offered his tips during the recent SHRM annual Conference and Expo in Orlando. Sackett’s 12-Step Program in…
  • Thanks a Lot! Heroic Town Employee Loses Job After Saving Cat’s Life

    Melissa Blazejak
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Back in the good ’ole days, when a cat was stuck in a tree, you called the fire department to have it rescued. Now, you call them and they tell you that it’s not their business anymore! So who do you call? Ghostbusters …? No, that won’t work! How about your local highway superintendent? In a small town in Massachusetts, that’s exactly what happened, except the man ended up losing his job over the good deed. One day during a bad storm, the man’s girlfriend called to ask him to come rescue a cat that was stuck in the tree. So, being the Good Samaritan that he was, he brought out the…
  • What Your CEO Wishes HR Would Do!

    Stephen Bruce, PhD, PHR
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    “If I had a gun with two bullets, and I were in a room with Hitler, Bin Laden, and Toby, I would shoot Toby twice!” Michael Scott (The Office). That’s about how CEOs view HR, says consultant Tim Sackett. How did we get to this point? Sackett (www.timsackett.com) asks. He says, Check out the graphics below. Don’t try to read them, just glance and ask whether your CEO wants to look at them. (Sackett offered his tips during the recent SHRM annual Conference and Expo in Orlando.)   Really pretty charts … are we adding value yet? Sackett asks. Keep it Apple Simple What does your CEO…
  • Your Company Will Soon Have Two Employees—One Person and One Dog (Friedman Future Vision)

    Stephen Bruce, PhD, PHR
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:34 pm
    In the future, companies will have only two employees—a person and a dog, says Tom Friedman, a three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist. The person’s job is to feed the dog, and the dog’s job is to keep the person away from the machines. Friedman, who offered his comments on the future of business and HR at the SHRM Annual Convention and Exposition held recently in Orlando, Florida, says there are two burning questions today: One, What are the big tech changes reshaping our world?, and two, How is my kid going to get a job? Middle Class Jobs Up, Out, or Down The world…
 
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    CEO Blog - Time Leadership

  • The Goal - Reducing Stuff Quotient

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

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

    11 Jun 2014 | 5:42 am
    “Simplicity is prerequisite for reliability.”Edsger W. Dijkstra  He wrote an all time classic book on programming called "A Discipline of Programming". I have not done much programming for a long time but most of the same principles apply today as applied when Dijkstra wrote his book.  In his book he emphasizes common sense. Programming is one area that complexity kills.  The greater the complexity, the greater the chance of error, the more difficulty to make changes and the less scalable things become.The biggest mistake most companies and programmers make that I see is…
  • Accomplishment Guilt

    5 Jun 2014 | 12:10 pm
    I suffer from accomplishment guilt - or perhaps better said - lack of accomplishment guilt.  I feel bad if I do not get enough done.  Some of this is good - it can drive great things.  It helps my self discipline.  It helps my productivity and efficiency since I know I need to be efficient to accomplish things.Part of it is bad - it can lead to feeling unsettled and stressed.One of my favourite sayings is "people tend to over estimate what they can accomplish in a day and underestimate what they can accomplish in a decade".  I have seen this to be true.One way to be…
  • With Love and Quiches

    2 Jun 2014 | 2:57 am
    I read an awesome and inspirational book by Susan Axelrod - With Love and Quiches - A Long Island Housewife's Surprising Journey from Kitchen to Boardroom.  Susan calls herself and "accidental success".  She simply had some time on her hands and started reading recipe books and gourmet magazine.  And she cooked and baked.  And she shared some of what she made with friends who complimented her.  So she baked some more. She joined a gourmet cooking club.   She started to teach some cooking as a volunteer and then paid.The book starts with her childhood and works…
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    Work Happy Now

  • How to Befriend Your Inner Arch Nemesis

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:39 pm
    Your inner arch nemesis (inner critic) can be very good for you or very, very bad. In a lot of cases, it can tell you that you are an idiot for rushing into something that blew up in your face. Quick note: it’s never ok to call yourself an idiot. It’s your inner arch nemesis getting the best of you. Sometimes your arch nemesis can keep you grounded and prevent your ego from getting too big, other times he’s a jerk and needs to be ignored. I like to think of my inner arch nemesis as a friend trying to protect me, like any good mom or dad would do for their child. Sometimes parents go…
  • Understanding Your Work Rhythms

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:14 pm
    It’s funny how moving to a different climate will change your mental rhythms. I grew up and lived in Pennsylvania until my mid 20’s. Summer was a time of exploration, adventure, and hanging out. I’ve now lived in Texas for over 10 years and slowly my mental rhythms have changed. It’s too hot to go outside for extended periods of time if you value your sanity. I get out in the morning for a bike ride or hike, I’ll go shopping in the middle of the day, and I’ll hang out with friends at dusk and into the night but for the most part summer is more an inside existence, especially from…
  • Are You Scared to Make Your Next Career Move?

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    8 Jul 2014 | 12:58 am
    What did that little voice inside you say as you read the headline? “I’m not afraid! I’ll read it.” “I’m scared, but maybe this article will help.” “That’s the stupidest headline line I’ve ever read, but I have to read it.” The inner dialog that goes on in our head is responsible for 80% of our happiness. If it’s positive you are usually happy. If it’s not you are usually unhappy. Pretty simple to understand, but hard to actually do. I like to call this little negative inner voice in my head my inner arch nemesis. We can be are our own worst enemies, or our best…
  • Master Your Career Superpowers

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:27 am
    You never have to worry about your career if you are using your superpowers. You create more negotiating leverage when you are doing great work. It’s hard to deny a raise to someone who find creative solutions to problems. It’s hard to deny a promotion to someone who’s excitement is contagious. It’s easy to find help when you are so helpful. When you are happier you get more done. The key is to unlock those superpowers, so you can get more leverage in your career. I had a conversation with a client about her superpowers. She had a little trouble wrapping her mind around the idea of…
  • How to Develop a Career Plan that Excites You

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    23 Jun 2014 | 1:18 am
    Thoughtful action to enhance your superpowers keeps your career moving upward. If you stop developing your superpowers, your career can flat line. Dead. Just roll over and give up. Unless…you can see the larger picture of how each action you take can grow your career. Newton’s first law of motion is often stated as: An object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an unbalanced force. When you keep adding skills to your superpowers, positive thought habits to your mindset, and smart people to…
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    The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss » Blog

  • How to Gather 100,000 Emails in One Week (Includes Successful Templates, Code, Everything You Need)

    Tim Ferriss
    21 Jul 2014 | 1:54 pm
    This story is about the launch of Harry’s, a new men’s grooming brand. Specifically, it will explain how they gathered nearly 100,000 email addresses in one week (!).  This post includes all the email templates, open-source code, and insider tricks that you can use to replicate their success.  It’s similar in depth to my previous how-to post, Hacking Kickstarter: How to Raise $100,000 in 10 Days. This post is of great personal interest to me, as I’ll be doing a ton of fun stuff with email soon.  For a sneak peek, click here.  Now, on to Harry’s……
  • How to Learn Any Language in Record Time and Never Forget It

    Gabriel Wyner
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Preface from Tim Back in 2012, Gabriel Wyner wrote an article for Lifehacker detailing how he learned French in 5 months and Russian in 10, using mostly spare time on the subway.  That article went viral. But don’t run off! That was nothing but version 1.0.  This post gives you version 2.0 and more. He’s spent the last two years refining his methods and putting them on steroids. Kevin Kelly, founding editor of Wired, was the one who told me, “You have to check this guy out. His new book is amazing.” Keep in mind that I’d previously told Kevin that I thought…
  • Two E-Mail Autoresponses That Work

    Tim Ferriss
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:12 am
    E-mail is the single largest interruption in modern life. In a digital world, creating time hinges on minimizing it. The first step towards controlling the e-mail impulse is setting up an autoresponse, which indicates you will be checking e-mail twice per day or less. This is an example of “batching” tasks, or performing like tasks at set times, between which you let them accumulate. In this post, I will share two of my own tried-and-true e-mail autoresponses, one short and one long. Your success with batching — whether laundry, phone calls, or e-mail — will depend on…
  • The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 18: James Altucher on How to Say “No”, Fail Better, and Build Businesses

    Tim Ferriss
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:14 am
    James Altucher Listen on iTunes, download (right click “save as”), or stream it now below: This episode of The Tim Ferriss Show is sponsored by Bluehost, which I used for my first WordPress blog, and I still use them for sites today. Click here for a special offer! Now, on to our guest… James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, and bestselling author. He has founded or co-founded more than 20 companies, including Reset Inc. and StockPickr. 17 have failed, and 3 have made him tens of millions. He has published 11 books, the newest of which is The Power…
  • The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 16: Joe De Sena on Grit, Endurance, and Building Empires

    Tim Ferriss
    1 Jul 2014 | 9:23 am
    Listen on iTunes, download (right click and “save as”), or stream it in the below player now: This episode is brought to you by…you guys. To help keep this podcast going, please check out the Tim Ferriss Book Club, where, every 1-2 months, I highlight one book that’s changed my life. Here are the first four books. Now, on to our guest…Joe De Sena. Joe De Sena is the co-founder of The Death Race, Spartan Race (1M+ competitors), and more. Among other things, he has completed the famously grueling Iditarod dogsledding race…on FOOT. And what about the Badwater…
 
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    One Day One Job

  • Lifesize

    Willy Franzen
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:21 am
    Whenever someone wants to videoconference with me, I tell them that I prefer a plain old phone call. I don’t get a lot of value from seeing them face to face, and I work from home, which means there’s a decent chance that I look like a slob when I”m taking a call. However, in more corporate environments videoconferencing is supposed to be an immersive experience that replicates a real in-person meeting. Lifesize is a company that is constantly working to offer that kind of experience. They are based in Austin, TX, and they “set out to make video conferencing truly…
  • Krash

    Willy Franzen
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:33 am
    While I think the education part of college is generally overrated in importance by most people, there’s a part of the college experience that I think is underrated: dorm life. Being thrown into a completely new living situation with people who are a lot like you, but also very different from you is an amazing opportunity to learn and grow. What if we had similar opportunities but at different life stages? That’s what Krash is about. They are a Boston, MA based company that offers a “way for founders, entrepreneurs and innovators to rapidly build the supportive personal and…
  • SumAll

    Willy Franzen
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:28 am
    Pretty much everybody in the business world has heard the saying “if it matters, measure it.” But what happens when you’re measuring so many different things that you stop paying attention? It’d be a lot easier if you could look at every important data point in one view–a dashboard. That’s exactly what SumAll offers for people who do business online. They’re a New York, NY based company that allows “you to see all your information in one place and provide you visibility into the past, present, and future.” It would be a lot harder to drive…
  • Huckberry

    Willy Franzen
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:06 am
    I’m an outdoorsy guy who is stuck in a city that is at least a couple hours away from most of the things that I want to do. As a result I spend a lot of time visiting what my wife calls “fishing websites” (that’s exactly what they are). One upstart that caters to guys like me is Huckberry. They’re a San Francisco, CA based company that “is like your favorite store, your grandpa’s favorite store, and your favorite magazine all rolled into one.” It’s pretty much the intersection of yuppie and outdoorsy with a tiny bit of hipster here and…
  • August

    Willy Franzen
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    When I take the dog for a walk, I need my keys, wallet, phone, and treats. That’s a lot of stuff to stuff in my pockets, and I’m NOT going to start wearing cargo pants. We’re not that far from a day where the phone and the treats will be all I need to get me by, and August is a company that is doing it’s part to take the keys out of the equation. They’re based in San Francisco, CA, and they’ve developed a “safe, simple, and social way to manage your home’s lock.” Smart locks are going to be a thing, and August seems to be one of the first…
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    I want to work with Seth Godin

  • Why You Must Go For Kids Party Entertainers

    admin
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:26 pm
    Just like any other parents, they desire to make certain that their kids’ special event will be a sure success. Whether it is already the 6th or the very 1st birthday party, they always want to make it extra special. The ideal thing that parents can do to make their children’s party a sure shot to success is hiring kids party entertainers. During these times, it is anticipated that parents are very stressed out and there are just a great number of things for them to handle. Nonetheless, everything must be in place and the celebration must go on. If you believe you can not handle…
  • Stop, you’re on a roll

    admin
    5 May 2014 | 5:55 pm
    If your career was on a roll, would you take a 3 month career break? Would you even take a break? Some of the most successful business people in the blogosphere have gone years without taking a holiday. That’s fine, but is it right for you? If you want to be the King of Business then holidays might be out the window. If you want to work for 3 years then sail around the world for a year, you won’t be a big-time CEO. Success is distracting. If your career (one element of your strategy) gets going you become tempted to apply for a management job, move into the city to cut the…
  • My Philosophy

    admin
    5 May 2014 | 5:55 pm
    There have been plenty of newcomers to this blog over the last month, so this is a re-welcome post to everyone. I’m going to explain my thesis a little. I believe in objectives and strategy I believe in having a dream, and a strategy to achieve it. Twenty years from now I would love to be writing full-time and giving talks. I especially want to do that on the topic of business. So I want to learn from the best. The best at the moment is probably Seth Godin. So I Want To Work With Seth Godin. But, I’m not the only one. Hundreds of others do as well. He’s a widely respected marketing…
  • Location, Location, Collaboration, Collaboration

    admin
    5 May 2014 | 5:54 pm
    You’re going to live anywhere right? Work from the beach balcony or coffee house? Your company doesn’t need an office. Your employees will be scattered around the globe, working together on online projects. I’ve learnt something important today. Living in UK is damned useful for online collaboration. You can work with people in Hawaii, Australia, Europe and the USA as the day passes. You are the focal point that people pass their work on to when they go to sleep, and you can work with the other half of the globe wakes up. Where you live really does affect how much you can…
  • The money -vs- job trade off

    admin
    5 May 2014 | 5:53 pm
    Dave does sales in Hong Kong, he earns about £60,000 ($120,000) per year. He graduated last summer. Dave hates his soul-crushing job and finance-orientated lifestyle. But the money is great. Vicky works on a country farm in West Sussex. She earns about £10,500 ($21,000) per year. She graduated last summer too. Vicky loves her job, she gets to ride horses most days. But the money is terrible. How much money would it take for you to do the worst possible job? How little money would you accept to do the job of your dreams? If you base your career on a scale like this, I suggest you stop.
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    One Day, One Internship

  • Lifesize

    Willy Franzen
    25 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    Whenever someone wants to videoconference with me, I tell them that I prefer a plain old phone call. I don’t get a lot of value from seeing them face to face, and I work from home, which means there’s a decent chance that I look like a slob when I”m taking a call. However, in more corporate environments videoconferencing is supposed to be an immersive experience that replicates a real in-person meeting. Lifesize is a company that is constantly working to offer that kind of experience. They are based in Austin, TX, and they “set out to make video conferencing truly…
  • Krash

    Willy Franzen
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    While I think the education part of college is generally overrated in importance by most people, there’s a part of the college experience that I think is underrated: dorm life. Being thrown into a completely new living situation with people who are a lot like you, but also very different from you is an amazing opportunity to learn and grow. What if we had similar opportunities but at different life stages? That’s what Krash is about. They are a Boston, MA based company that offers a “way for founders, entrepreneurs and innovators to rapidly build the supportive personal and…
  • SumAll

    Willy Franzen
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Pretty much everybody in the business world has heard the saying “if it matters, measure it.” But what happens when you’re measuring so many different things that you stop paying attention? It’d be a lot easier if you could look at every important data point in one view–a dashboard. That’s exactly what SumAll offers for people who do business online. They’re a New York, NY based company that allows “you to see all your information in one place and provide you visibility into the past, present, and future.” It would be a lot harder to drive…
  • Huckberry

    Willy Franzen
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:08 am
    I’m an outdoorsy guy who is stuck in a city that is at least a couple hours away from most of the things that I want to do. As a result I spend a lot of time visiting what my wife calls “fishing websites” (that’s exactly what they are). One upstart that caters to guys like me is Huckberry. They’re a San Francisco, CA based company that “is like your favorite store, your grandpa’s favorite store, and your favorite magazine all rolled into one.” It’s pretty much the intersection of yuppie and outdoorsy with a tiny bit of hipster here and…
  • August

    Willy Franzen
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:04 am
    When I take the dog for a walk, I need my keys, wallet, phone, and treats. That’s a lot of stuff to stuff in my pockets, and I’m NOT going to start wearing cargo pants. We’re not that far from a day where the phone and the treats will be all I need to get me by, and August is a company that is doing it’s part to take the keys out of the equation. They’re based i San Francisco, CA, and they’ve developed a “safe, simple, and social way to manage your home’s lock.” Smart locks are going to be a thing, and August seems to be one of the first…
 
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    Cube Rules

  • Check your SMART Goals at the halfway mark

    Scot Herrick
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:02 pm
    Often, way too often, people start off the year with their goals from their management team, work on them diligently for a month or two, and then reality sets in. As in, the goals get stuffed in the electronic file to be forgotten about. Until performance review time. That’s when the panic sets in. You see, your goals are on your performance review whether you stuffed them into an electronic folder because reality set in or not. Then, when your performance review comes along, you sputter about how unfair it is to get judged on your goals because you didn’t have time to work on…
  • Resume Case Study: The chronological resume

    Scot Herrick
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
      Getting the resume to the point that it won’t be thrown in the electronic waste basket in under 20-seconds takes a lot of work. Much of that work is getting the first page right. Most resumes, like my client’s, simply have contact information at the top of the resume and then a chronological listing of the work experience from now back to the first professional position and then a listing of educational qualifications with college degrees. The resume problem This type of resume gets thrown into the electronic trash can more often than not for the following reasons: It is…
  • Do you manage your career or manage your strategies?

    Scot Herrick
    11 Jun 2014 | 7:06 pm
    For years, I’ve contemplated why “career management” doesn’t happen. I’ve thought most people believe that they should manage their career, but few of us do that. It’s like saving for retirement: we all know we should do it and then we hit 60-years old and discover there isn’t much time left to save! Why don’t we “manage” our careers? Over the last several months on blog hiatus, I’ve thought a lot about that. Most people — or pundits, I should say — think you should be managing your career every single day. Some…
  • Cube Rules Links — June 6, 2014

    Scot Herrick
    6 Jun 2014 | 1:00 am
      Here’s what I’ve plucked out of the Internet (not all this week, since it has been a while….) for your Friday and weekend enjoyment. 5 predictions on the future of the resume This is really predictions about LinkedIn, so you should read it as such. Quote: As happens in the circle of forward thinkers and futurists, predicting the next trend is inevitable. In the careers environment, many experts feel that LinkedIn is surpassing the resume in value, and in some cases, replacing it altogether. This likely will never happen. For one thing, the groundwork to create…
  • 5 ways to improve your resume

    Scot Herrick
    4 Jun 2014 | 7:45 pm
      The most important point to remember when creating or modifying your resume is this: Your resume gets you the first interview for a job. It doesn’t get you past the first interview, it doesn’t get you to the hiring manager, and it doesn’t get you hired. It just gets you the first interview. Of course, that’s no small thing, getting a job interview. And, based on all of the resumes I’ve seen, you could create a significant advantage for yourself when applying for a job if you had the right stuff on your resume — the stuff others won’t remember…
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    Epic Living

  • Focusing On the Small

    Eric
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:59 am
    Regardless of your endeavor, you probably have at one time or another thought about hitting it big.  Natural as the air you breathe it seems.  In many respects big is a good thing-if it is a part of your destiny.  For example, Nelson Mandela was meant to have worldwide notoriety and focus.  He was the right man for the journey South Africa was in.  It’s also quite a statement how he released power, while some of his contemporaries held (and are still holding) on.  See Robert Mugabe and Zimbabwe on this.  In an ironic way leadership plays out like this everyday in…
  • 5 Reasons To Just Be Who You Are

    Eric
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:24 am
      After much searching, maybe you’ve come to the conclusion that it’s much better to just be who you are. I really believe you won’t embrace change until you get to the end of the search. At the end of a search you should be tired, maybe sick and tired. I know that many will not go here. They’d rather escape or medicate. It’s sad when a life, brief as it is, is made up in a spiral of dead ends. Here are 5 reasons to just be who you are: You will run out of time. You, me, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs, and everyone else has this in common. Heaven knows we…
  • Adam Scott Goldberg

    Eric
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:12 am
    Giving a big shout out to Adam Scott Goldberg. Adam has graciously granted me access to his wonderful photography talents. Many of the photos I’ve used in last few months are courtesy of him. You can find his work here.
  • What I Learned From a Navy Seal

    Eric
    21 Jun 2014 | 3:53 am
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxBQLFLei70 A friend sent this speech my way a few weeks ago. It was a timely message. The speaker is a Navy Seal (an admiral if memory is correct) by the name of William McRaven. His experiences inspired, and challenged the way I look at everyday life as well. I wrote this post a few years ago about the Seals. It made so much sense back then. Admiral McRaven”s experiences are meant for all of us. Here’s what I learned from this Navy Seal: Our culture is upside down. We live in a land that pushes out messages designed (on purpose or not) to convince…
  • Identity and Career

    Eric
    18 Jun 2014 | 3:07 am
    Rare is the man or woman who can walk with graceful indifference to their career. I once had a music teacher advise me to learn all the theory I could, and then forget it. Be the best you can be in your craft and then let it go. Really. Identity and career are two parts of life that should never meet. If they do, it can be lethal, and very difficult to separate. Career can take over and leave true identity on life support. I speak from experience. It takes a long time to regain, or replace, what you lose. I’ve found these dangers in the mixing of identity and career: Quiet resignation.
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    The Change Blog

  • 7 Little Things You Should Quit to be Happy & Successful

    Pratima Aravabhoomi
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    Do you ever wonder if you will ever be truly happy in your life? Do you wonder if happiness is just a hoax and success is an illusion? Do you feel like they don’t really exist? I felt like this a little while ago At the time, I was making six-figure income, was working for my dream company (Apple) and had a flexible work schedule. In spite of all this, I was miserable. To make things worse one day, my 10 yr old daughter said, “ Mommy you are just not nice when you come back from your job”. That was a wake up call. I wanted to make a change. I wanted to be happy.  I wanted to be a good…
  • Should Be Syndrome

    Lishen Nair
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:34 am
    In both work and social spheres I regularly encounter people who spend much of their time trying to reconcile life to their expectations. Often you find that their expectations are based on a long list of should be scenarios. For example: By 21 I should have my university degree. By 25 I should be making an X amount of money. I’m smarter/prettier than her. No way should she be picked over me. People say it’s very difficult to marry when you’re older, so I should be married before I turn thirty. My friend summited Mount Kilimanjaro in six days, so I should take no longer than that. It…
  • Tossing My Goals Out the Window and Doing One Thing Instead

    Rosanna Casper
    13 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    “I only write when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes at nine every morning.” - William Faulkner Last month, I started a blog. It’s my perfect combination of what I am good at (marketing and social media) with what I obsess about (reading, writing and self improvement). Some call it passion, purpose, a calling. I like to call it my “thing”. I started my thing and as my first order of business – according to the standard protocol of brand new ventures – I wrote out some goals. I made them specific (5000 email subscribers) and time oriented (by October). I hung…
  • Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Women

    Harry Siva
    10 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    Everybody gets socially anxious. For some, it is crippling, confining them to their homes. It is pathological, warrants the term ‘disorder’ and the medical treatment that goes with such diagnosis. To others, it is a minor annoyance: the non-pathological dose of fear before speaking to a large audience. For me, social anxiety manifested in an inability to experience romantic love. The cruel irony of social anxiety is; that which we fear is the very thing we crave. Friendships, relationships, the need to love and be loved: these are all contingent upon the very social interactions that we…
  • There is a Silver Lining, Right?

    Carolynne Melnyk
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:31 am
    “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different.” - C.S. Lewis Almost everyone today has someone, or knows of someone, going through the experience of cancer or a life threatening illness.  I am no different. In 2009, my sister was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer and my world turned upside down for a while. When I was first told about the diagnosis, I went through a period of shock and disbelief, before anger and deep sadness took over.  At the time, the question I asked was the same one many others have asked, “Why?”…
 
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    Alexandra Levit's Water Cooler Wisdom

  • Millennials Aren’t Aimless Kids Anymore

    Alexandra Levit
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Picturing millennials, we may think of late bloomers carrying huge debt and living in their parents’ basements.  For many millennials, however, those days are far in the past.  According to the results from a survey I conducted last year with Deloitte, 50 percent of currently employed millennials already meet our definition of a leader.  Forty-four percent of them have only three to five years of experience, yet 41 percent have four or more direct reports.  By contrast, at the same age, most baby boomers (born 1945-63) and Gen X-ers (born 1964-79) were still in…
  • How to Tell if a Planned Initiative is Strategic

    Alexandra Levit
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    As I mentioned earlier in the week, I recently attended a great SHRM session from Elizabeth Ruske and Betsy Sobiech of Tiara Coaching that covered how to use ROI to make your case for a new program (link to April post).  An important aspect of this is ensuring that your proposed initiative is strategic in the first place.  Here are some questions to consider in that vein. What Makes a Program Strategic? The mission of the program is well-aligned with the mission of the business The program fits in well with the business’ future plans for growth The program touches multiple parts…
  • Q&A with Lindsey Pollak: Next Level Leadership

    Alexandra Levit
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Without doubt, there is an important transition in your career from being the “newbie” at the office to taking on more responsibility and evolving into a more seasoned role model, and even leader, within your organization. Many millennials are becoming leaders and even more want to step into leadership roles. I sat down with my friend Lindsey Pollak, millennial workplace expert and spokesperson for The Hartford’s My Tomorrow campaign, to hear about how employees can move on to “next-level” leadership. Alex: What are some tips you can offer to individuals who are looking to gain…
  • Who's Better at Business? The Answer May Surprise You

    Alexandra Levit
    17 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Entrepreneurs under the age of 30 are seeing more growth in their businesses than any other age group, according to the fifth annual DNA of an Entrepreneur report by Hiscox, a global specialist insurer serving the small-business community. These small-business owners, members of Generation Y, were also most likely to report growth in their businesses over the past year (77 percent) and are optimistic about the year ahead (65 percent). In contrast, more than half (60 percent) of entrepreneurs age 60 and up reported negative revenue growth, or no revenue growth at all, over the past year and 40…
  • Bring Back the Lunch Break!

    Alexandra Levit
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    A recent Robert Half/OfficeTeam study found that nearly half of workers either don't take lunch breaks or take breaks that last 30 minutes or less. Many workers also spend their time multitasking while they eat. More than four in 10 (42 percent) reported that, aside from eating, they spend this time socializing with colleagues, while 29 percent admitted they do work during lunch breaks. Why has the traditional lunch hour diminished so significantly? The obvious culprit is technology.  Now that it’s easier to keep typing away while we eat, we feel freer to do so. In fact, only a…
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    Minnesota Headhunter

  • VP Engineering

    Minnesota Headhunter
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:40 pm
    Mobile Realty Apps has had  a busy 1st half of 2014 including growing the team, adding a number of new clients and building out new office space (4,000 sq ft) in the Minneapolis Grain Exchange: We are on pace to double the company by spring of 2015 and the next piece of the puzzle is to bring on a VP of Engineering. Here is the job description: Mobile Realty Apps is a leading provider of branded home search apps for the real estate industry. We are an entrepreneurial company of 25 individuals with demonstrated market success and we are moving into a high growth phase. Our branded home…
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

    Minnesota Headhunter
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:27 am
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Sr Corporate Technical Recruiter - Full Time Job - Best Buy Interactive Marketing Recruiter - Full Time Job - Celarity Contract IT Recruiting Specialist - Part Time Contract - Digital River Recruiter - Full Time Job - SUPERVALU - Cub Foods Director Talent Acquisition, Campus Recruiting - Full Time Job - Ecolab Manager Organization & Talent Acquisition - Full Time Job - Dairy Queen 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…
  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

    Minnesota Headhunter
    30 Jun 2014 | 12:01 pm
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Recruiter - Full Time Job - St Jude Medical Talent Acquisition Specialist - Full Time Job - Ecolab Staffing Coordinator - Full Time Job - Express Scripts Recruiting Coordinator - Full Time Job - ABRA Auto Body & Glass Recruitment Coordinator - Full Time Job - Valspar Talent Acquisition Consultant - Full Time Job - Carlson 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…
  • 4th Of July Minnesota Fireworks Shows 2014

    Minnesota Headhunter
    28 Jun 2014 | 11:43 am
    What follows is the best list I can come up with for 4th of July fireworks shows in Minnesota. Please confirm date, time and location. If I am missing any please leave a comment below. July 1st Plymouth July 3rd Anoka Bloomington New Prague St Joseph July 4th - Metro Area Minneapolis - Downtown along the Mississippi River St. Paul - Taste of Minnesota has been moved to Waconia   Andover  Apple Valley  Blaine  Chanhassen Chaska Coon Rapids Cottage Grove  Eagan Eden Prairie Edina Elk River Excelsior - Lake Minnetonka Forest Lake Lakeville Maplewood Mendota Heights…
  • IT Career Advice: Managing Your IT Career (video)

    Minnesota Headhunter
    27 Jun 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Videos from MinneBar 9 are posted including my “Managing Your IT Career v6 - (Why do recruiters suck so bad?)”. We had a fun conversation and I only had one slide with a few bullet points I wanted to talk about: I have an affliction Why do recruiters suck Hot IT skills Jobs scene Economy Negotiate $5 an hour ($10K a year) LinkedIn – Friend and Foe No Ninjas Besides my points we covered other topics including: Getting a first job in IT How to find cool companies to work for IT salary negotiation And yes… a lot of talk about why recruiters suck, The video makes it seem like the room was…
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    Keppie Careers

  • Are recruiters using Facebook?

    Miriam Salpeter
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Do you know what recruiters like more than anything? Easy access to find quality candidates and few barriers to entry. Do you know one way you can provide this? Use Facebook as a professional platform. Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know posting unprofessional information on Facebook can prevent you from landing a job. Employers don’t like profanity, comments about illegal drugs, posts of a sexual nature or excessive misspellings and bad grammar. What they do like, according to Jobvite’s research, is to be able to find you online and to learn about you. If you…
  • Is it a good idea to work for a friend?

    Miriam Salpeter
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    You need a job, and a friend needs some help. Perhaps it’s a match made in heaven. Or, it’s the beginning of a nightmare you wish you never began. Does working for a friend offer potential or pitfalls? Is it a good idea to work for a friend? In certain circumstances, where the stars all align, it can be great. If you plan ahead and consider potential pitfalls, you’ll have a better chance of thriving in this work situation. Consider the worst-case scenario.  If things don’t work out, how will you feel if you lose the friendship? If you’re considering working…
  • Is it okay to swear at work?

    Miriam Salpeter
    17 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    It wouldn’t be surprising if you’ve heard what used to be language reserved for the locker room at work. As what used to be considered vulgar language makes its way into popular culture and finds its way on TV, many believe it’s appropriate for professional settings, too. Academic research validates that, sometimes, swearing does not negatively affect credibility. Forbes reported on a study by Cory R. Scherer and Brad J. Sagarin, who were at Northern Illinois University. Students listened to three speeches, and the two whose speakers cursed scored as being more persuasive…
  • Things that drive you crazy about corporate life

    Miriam Salpeter
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    What drives you crazy about the corporate world? In an environment where conformity seems to be the rule, you may have even caught yourself participating in some of these hated rituals – even as you mock them to friends in happy hour after work. In the new, third edition of her book, They Don’t Teach Corporate in College, Alexandra Levit points out these conventions and traditions we love to hate. 1. Corporate Déjà Vu. It seems as though it’s a requirement in business that you spend huge amounts of time reporting the same information in a dozen different formats, attending…
  • Is it important to have privacy on LinkedIn?

    Miriam Salpeter
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Privacy. Clearly, it’s fleeting in our “tell all,” “share everything on social media” society. As the fine line between the personal and the professional (is there even a line at all?) becomes less and less significant, it’s even more important to be vigilant so you know what you are sharing, with whom and potential consequences. Make no mistake about it: it’s up to you to manage your online identify and privacy. One of the main benefits of using social media is it allows you to be found. In fact, it’s a main tenet of social media; your goal…
 
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    JibberJobber Blog

  • Job Search Advice: Friend Version, Tip 5

    Jason Alba
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:35 am
    I’m out of town this week (Liz will take care of you if you need help, just go to the Contact form)…. here’s a series of five things I’d tell a friend if he/she just started a job search. Tip 5, Day 5: Internalize the idea that this is the new new: career management is where it is at. I know being unemployed is the pits.  It’s not really any fun, and you just want to fix the problem (ie, get a job), and make this whole nightmare go away.  I get that. I encourage you to think a little differently about it, though. What if you knew that every 18 – 36…
  • Job Search Advice: Friend Version, Tip 4

    Jason Alba
    24 Jul 2014 | 5:29 am
    I’m out of town this week (Liz will take care of you if you need help, just go to the Contact form)…. here’s a series of five things I’d tell a friend if he/she just started a job search. Tip 4, Day 4: Learn what networking is, why to do it, and how to do it. I was too good to network.  If you would just read my resume, you would know I was the right person to hire, and we really wouldn’t have to waste time with all that networking crap. WRONG. Networking is more important the higher up your job level is, and in certain industries.  Need to replace a minimum…
  • Job Search Advice: Friend Version, Tip 3

    Jason Alba
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:23 am
    I’m out of town this week (Liz will take care of you if you need help, just go to the Contact form)…. here’s a series of five things I’d tell a friend if he/she just started a job search. Tip 3, Day 3: Use technology as a too, but don’t let it become your excuse. There is no doubt that I, as the founder of JibberJobber, will encourage you to get an account on JibberJobber.  I’ll also encourage you to get on LinkedIn, and use other technology as a tool. But do not get sucked into the idea that using technology is your job search.  You still need to have…
  • Job Search Advice: Friend Version, Tip 2

    Jason Alba
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:20 am
    I’m out of town this week (Liz will take care of you if you need help, just go to the Contact form)…. here’s a series of five things I’d tell a friend if he/she just started a job search. Tip 2, Day 2: Find someone to be accountable to. If you can find and afford a professional coach, good for you.  You are lucky. Use them.  Don’t tell them what to do, just fit into their system, and DO what they say to do. If you can’t afford one, then find someone who you will be accountable to every single week.  Don’t skip reporting any week.  This person…
  • Job Search Advice: Friend Version, Tip 1

    Jason Alba
    21 Jul 2014 | 5:13 am
    I’m out of town this week (Liz will take care of you if you need help, just go to the Contact form)…. here’s a series of five things I’d tell a friend if he/she just started a job search. Tip 1, Day 1: Take a breath, relax, pull yourself together. The job search is scary, and can be hard on many levels.  You might feel like the loser in your neigborhood, and people won’t know how to treat you.  You’ll question your value after you go through enough rejections. This is not a time to allow yourself to become demoralized. It’s also not a time to vent…
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    Talent Talk

  • Building deep capabilities

    admin
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:46 am
    ‘Deep capabilities’ is a buzzword being used a lot within companies at the moment to describe a type of skillset that is both ‘deep’ (i.e. where an employee has strong expertise in one area) and ... Read more on the Talent Technologies website
  • What makes great training?

    admin
    1 Jun 2014 | 11:53 pm
    What makes great training? Those of you who have been on training courses in the past will know that not all training is the same. This statement may sound like the blindingly obvious, a truism, but ... Read more on the Talent Technologies website
  • What does HR have to do with your company’s Brand?

    admin
    26 May 2014 | 6:14 am
    HR is typically seen as the ‘cost centre’ of a company’s activities. While Marketing might command as much as 30% of a company’s internal expenditure, Human Resource Departments routinely operate on as little as 1% ... Read more on the Talent Technologies website
  • The building blocks of collaboration

    admin
    12 May 2014 | 4:50 am
    ‘Collaboration’ is a word used a lot in companies these days – yet few professionals find it easy to articulate exactly what it is. There’s a sense collaboration has something to do with teamwork, but even ... Read more on the Talent Technologies website
  • Execution AND Engagement

    admin
    5 May 2014 | 5:53 am
    A key challenge facing leaders at every level of an organisation is how to execute on their strategy. They may take tens of thousands – even hundreds of thousands – of man hours defining and articulating ... Read more on the Talent Technologies website
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    Carve Consulting: Social Business Consultancy

  • Police Force joins Snapchat

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

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

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

    aurelie
    7 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    It has become imperative for recruiters, and generally businesses, to attract and engage Future Talent if they want a place in the new wisdom economy. Our previous blog post discussed the ways in which content on social channels can play a crucial role in engaging future talent with an organisation. Today, we focus our attention on the ways in which social can be used to attract young people into finding out more about a company, and even better, to apply to it. Not everyone can have an employer branding proposition that is as strong as the likes of Google, Apple or EY. However, they can’t…
  • Elena’s work experience at Carve

    aurelie
    4 Jul 2014 | 8:54 am
    Elena joined us for the day, here is her blog! Today for work experience  I was at a social media company in London called Carve Consulting. They help organisations improve there business through social media. I made a powerpoint on universities around the world and their social sites (Facebook, Twitter,ect.) the universities included Goldsmiths uni, Harvard, Stanford and Oxford university. It was a great day and thank you to every one who made it a really memorable and interesting day The post Elena’s work experience at Carve appeared first on Carve Consulting: Social Business…
 
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    [ Lance Haun ]

  • Morning Person or Night Owl?

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

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

    Lance Haun
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:27 am
    AP File Photo I just got back from NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. For those not in the know, it’s a time when rookies and those looking to make a team’s 15-man roster come to play for almost two weeks in scrimmages. The event is small and fairly inside. It was my second year going with the guys from The 8 Man Rotation. The biggest names in the NBA aren’t there. There was no LeBron James. Nor was there Kevin Durant. Instead, you had rookies getting their first taste of team action and free agents and walk on’s looking for a shot at riding the end of the bench (or just…
  • Keep it Relevant: What Candidates Expect in the Hiring Process

    Lance Haun
    24 Jun 2014 | 6:06 am
    Context. For candidates, it’s everything. If you’re driving the talent strategy for your organization, you should know that candidates want and need context to make the best decisions for themselves and for you. Sure, maybe the best folks have done deep research, maybe spent some time on Glassdoor, or read up on the latest company news. Most candidates fly in blind to your organization’s career site, though. They get there via a job board or a referral. They may have seen a tweet someone sent them. And if you leave them in the dark about your recruiting process or make it unclear what…
  • Crocodile Tears for all the Certified HR Folks Out There

    Lance Haun
    20 May 2014 | 9:11 am
    I never thought much about certifying as an HR pro. I get it. You want to be shown as a knowledgeable professional and get some letters after your name. That’s great. It was never a big deal to me, though. For some though, it was a big deal and I can respect that. Now, it looks like the clarity of what those letters mean is in serious jeopardy. SHRM is creating their own certification and doing nearly everything in their power to disassociate themselves with HRCI — including uninviting them from the annual conference. Ouch. The delineation between HRCI and SHRM was something that was…
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  • Comments Section

    Laurie Ruettimann
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:41 am
    Hello! About a year ago, it was a really big deal for a website to shut down its “comments” section. (See Copyblogger and PopSci.) The logic behind the decision was simple: you are too stupid to write anything helpful or productive. (And those editors were right, by the way. I was inspired.) The comments section on my last two websites, Punk Rock HR and The Cynical Girl, had turned into cesspools of filth and stupidity. I had to create filters to keep out derogatory, racist and sexist words. Sometimes the filters weren’t enough. - The personal comments about my appearance? -…
  • Summer Book Recommendations

    Laurie Ruettimann
    24 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    I want to thank everyone for buying and reading my book. I really want to say, “No, it’s a shitty e-book about HR. It’s a small thing. Unimportant. I am just testing out the market to see if I have anything to say. One of these days, I’ll write something more meaningful.” Please don’t let me say that to you. Stop me if I go down that path, okay? Good writers are avid readers. I am hauling around a huge stack of magazines, right now. One of these days, I’ll subscribe to everything via my shitty second-generation iPad. I am a big Kindle reader, though.
  • Your Three Most Powerful Words

    Laurie Ruettimann
    23 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    My friend Gregory Ng believes that your personal brand comes down to three words. Does that feel right to you? I speak on the subject of personal branding all of the time. You are more than a bottle of dishwashing detergent. You have unlimited potential. You have a soul. But I think many of us would be lucky to have three powerful words to describe ourselves. Mine are work, life and cats. My three words give me permission to do many things. I am a human resources consultant, a marketing advisor and a writer. Sometimes I work on social media marketing projects. And there are times when…
  • The State of HR Blogging in 2014

    Laurie Ruettimann
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    New HR bloggers are brave. They live in a liminal state where they daydream about the future of work while processing payroll, managing compliance issues, and providing ongoing support to leaders and employees. I admire their fortitude. Before you can write well about HR, you have to learn how to write. All new bloggers go through a difficult phase where they sort through mental clutter and figure out if they have anything to say. It isn’t pretty. The mind and heart demand to tell the only story they know. That’s why early blog posts are a humbling mix of manifestos,…
  • Good Fences Make Good Neighbors

    Laurie Ruettimann
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:45 am
    My neighbors have a dog who is quite an escape artist in her old age. Last time she escaped? It was the dog sitter’s fault. This time? It was an invisible fence failure. The family wasn’t home, and I found the dog darting back and forth across a country road. I called the dog’s name and she jumped right into my car. We went back to my house, and I called my neighbors and read them the motherflippin’ riot act. My neighbors have a bunch of kids and they travel. I don’t know all of the details, but I do know that I hate solving other people’s problems. My…
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    EmploymentMetrix.com

  • When Sourcing Candidates, Don't Rely on your Gut

    Joe Stubblebine
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:57 pm
    A call from a client; an unhappy one. After a quick glance, it's clear we did our job; it was the customer's perceptions that were wrong. How do you delicately and respectfully handle bad expectations?
  • Human Resources IS Brand Marketing

    JulieShenkman
    19 Jun 2014 | 8:19 am
    Too often the HR department gets bogged down with paperwork, compliance, and legalese, but in reality Human Resources should be all about branding. Here are three incredibly easy things HR can do to help build brand.
  • Devices Candidates Prefer When Searching For Jobs

    JulieShenkman
    18 Jun 2014 | 4:50 am
    When online recruiting came on the scene it was a revolutionary way to recruit candidates and now we’re evolving even further. From smartphones to tablets to smart watches to Google Glass—what devices are the most popular when job candidates search for jobs online? Check out the latest Infographic from Beyond.com.
  • National Survey Finds College Doesn’t Prepare Students for Job Search

    JulieShenkman
    20 May 2014 | 8:01 am
    A new study from Millennial Branding and Beyond.com reveals how personality can impact hiring and long term career prospects.
  • The Dehumanization of Online Recruiting

    Mark A. Anderson
    13 May 2014 | 6:54 am
    As he sat at the dinner table listening to his wife and kids talk about their days, John didn’t really hear a word they were saying, as he couldn’t keep his mind from wandering back to the big decision he...
 
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    Great Leadership

  • Leading Change – Lessons for New Leaders from Satya Nadella

    24 Jul 2014 | 8:15 am
    Guest post from Randy Ottinger:  Today’s Microsoft is not the same company we saw a year ago when Steve Ballmer was at the helm. Since Ballmer’s successor, Satya Nadella, took over the CEO role in February of this year, change at Microsoft has come swiftly. Executives have been reshuffled, organizational priorities have shifted and the culture at the very top of the company has change. Many of these shifts, and the reasons behind them, are unveiled in Nadella’s recent open strategy memo to staff. While not all the changes are easy –see last week’s announcement the company would…
  • What Makes Successful Senior Executives Tick?

    22 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Over the last few weeks I’ve been spending time with quite a few successful senior executives and have been asking them a lot of questions about what makes them tick.I’ve noticed they seem to have a lot in common in regards to the way they approach their careers and job.Read my latest article over at About.com Management and Leadership to find out the 20 Characteristics of Successful Senior Executives.
  • How to “Coach an Employee Out of a Job"

    21 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    There is an alternative way to address an employee performance problem without having to go through a long, drawn out formal disciplinary process, and avoids the stigma of having been fired from a job.It’s called “coaching someone out of a job”.Read my latest article at About.com Management and Leadership to find out how.
  • Is Your Business's Digital Communication Culture Working?

    17 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    Guest post from Daniel Patrick Forrester:Too often leaders of companies fail to recognize the Pavlovian habits of constant connection and the opportunity cost of think time and ingenuity that it creates. Recently in Davos, Marissa Meyer, CEO of Yahoo  smiled and shared that she checks her mobile device over a hundred and fifty times a day -- as though that many interruptions (within a work day) in her leadership rhythm and ability to focus were some badge of honor. Innovation never comes from chaotic interruption. As a strategy consultant, I've worked with the top leaders of…
  • Top 2 Myths Leaders Have About Igniting Employee Passion

    16 Jul 2014 | 5:00 am
    There is a lot of information out there about employee passion - and some of it's not so good!Regular guest contributor Beth Armknecht Miller debunkstheTop 2 Myths Leaders Have About Igniting Employee Passion over at my About.com Management and Leadership. 
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    The Accidental IT Leader

  • How Can IT Managers Be Innovative?

    drjim
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Making innovation happen is hard workImage Credit On top of all of those budgeting and staffing things that you have to do each and every day, your company is pushing you to become more innovative. Oh great, and just how is an IT manager supposed to go about doing that – have you had any IT manager training on how to innovate? Being innovative can be very hard to do if you don’t know how to do it. The first step in pulling this off is making sure that you understand what true innovation looks like. Don’t Try To Please Everyone Innovation is all about doing new things. This can…
  • Is Showing Concern A Sign Of IT Manager Weakness?

    drjim
    17 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Is showing concern a form of showing weakness?Image Credit Hey, big tough IT manager. Do you ever show concern about members of your team? Should you? Is this one of those IT manager skills that we’re supposed to have? A lot of us struggle when it comes to showing genuine concern for the people who are on our teams. Deep down inside we’d like to, but we are terribly afraid that if we do so, the rest of the team is going to see us as being weak and an easy mark for manipulation. It turns out that this is not the case… The Case For Showing Concern So just exactly what is…
  • Virtualization Headaches For IT Managers

    drjim
    10 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Virtualization can cause more headaches than it solves…Image Credit When the IT projects that our teams created started to run out of servers and storage, the magic bullet of virtualization suddenly showed up. This wee bit of technology suddenly made just about every IT project virtual in some way: almost every layer of the network and service delivery stack can now be virtualized. However, none of us have the IT manager skills that are needed to deal with this new technology. Only now are IT managers are slowly starting to realize that there are some hidden drawbacks to this miracle cure.
  • Where Do IT Workers Come From And What Do They Look Like?

    drjim
    26 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    No, this is not what today’s IT worker looks like! Image Credit As an IT manager, you are responsible for having the IT manager skills needed to build the IT teams that will be able to solve your company’s toughest problems. However, do you know where to look for the people that you’ll want to add to your team? None of us have ever had any IT manager training in how to do this. For that matter, do you even know what you are looking for? Here’s a hint: they are not going to look like you! Let’s have a chat about where today’s IT workers are coming from and…
  • The 8 Main Responsibilities Of An IT Manager

    drjim
    19 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    A great deal of responsibility comes along with the IT manager job…Image Credit So just exactly what is being an IT manager all about? When we all of sudden find ourselves in this position, the question of just exactly what the company wants us to be doing has to come up. Well I’ve got some good news for you, it turns out that there are 8 different tasks that go into being an effective IT manager. Let’s take a look at what they are… The 8 Things That Every IT Manager Has To Do Being an IT manager means that you need to be able to do multiple things at the same time. The…
 
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    CAREEREALISM.com

  • 5 Time Management Tips When Juggling Work And School

    Dr. Mary Hawkins
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:48 pm
    If the stress of juggling school, work, and family is making life difficult, you are not alone. In 2011, 71% of the nation’s 19.7 million college undergraduates also worked while getting a degree. Two in five worked at least 20 hours a week. One in five worked at for least 35 hours. A quarter have dependent children. Related: 7 Tips For Juggling Work And Grad School Not surprisingly, time-shortage is one of the biggest reasons for students dropping out before completing their degree. So how do you make sure that you stay the course? Here are top five tips for managing your time for…
  • The Image Factor In Buying A Business

    Dan Citrenbaum
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:44 pm
    You’ve made the decision you want to go into business for yourself. You’ve set out a list of criteria, but have you included image? Can you separate the dollars and cents from the sense you get from the business? Or do some businesses give you the heebie jeebies, even if they are known moneymakers? Are there businesses you would rather not associate your name with? Related: The Entrepreneur’s Checklist: 7 Things You Need To Start A Business Let’s be clear, we’re not talking reputation, but image. Do you see yourself driving the Cadillac, or is any motor on wheels sufficient? Both…
  • How To Leave The Military For A Civilian Job

    George Hamilton
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:35 pm
    Transitioning is a much bigger undertaking than I gave it credit for as I was preparing to leave the military. If there was a publicized process for how to leave the military for a civilian job when I had to do it, my path would have been much easier. Related: 10 Helpful Job Search Resources For Veterans When I first got started on my job search, it was overwhelming on its good days. I didn’t know how to write a resume, I had no idea what good interviewing skills looked like, and I was made painfully aware of just how little I knew about the private sector on the whole. You are…
  • Can Subject Matter Experts Transition To Executive Roles?

    Belen Chacon
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:31 pm
    There are many benefits that come with being a Subject Matter Expert (SME). If you’re a SME, people depend on you for not just your knowledge of a particular area or topic, but your ability to come up with solutions to current problems and potentially stop new ones. Sounds like a great field to be in, and one where you can be valued, but if you aren’t careful, you could jeopardize losing out on other positions that are outside your expertise. Related: 3 Executive Resume Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make In fact, some SMEs can become so good at their job, that sometimes, they are not…
  • What’s All The ‘Hype’ About Life Mission?

    Kitty Boitnott
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:13 pm
    I recently met a man at a networking event for job seekers who introduced himself to the group by saying his name and then adding, “I am not sure what I am looking for… but I am looking for something… I think.” I was intrigued by his lack of clarity, so after the meeting, I engaged him in a conversation. Related: Why Finding Your Passion Isn’t A Pass/Fail Exam As we talked, it became apparent that this gentleman had had a number of different jobs over the course of his working career. He started out as a teenager bagging groceries at the local Safeway, working at a job that…
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    TotalPicture Radio

  • Shannon Smedstad - Branding for Influence, Not Just Mass Appeal

    Peter Clayton
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    Peter Clayton speaks with Shannon on How to Create, Promote and Support Recruiter Buy-In to Embrace Social Media. Interview recorded at the TMA Social/Mobile Recruiting Conference in New York City.
  • Chip Conley - WOBI on Innovation

    Peter Clayton
    22 Jul 2014 | 3:38 am
    As the founder of the Joie de Vivre boutique hotel chain in 1987, Chip Conley has already disrupted the hotel industry once. As current Head of Global Hospitality at Airbnb he is part of a team doing so again. Oh, by the way? The service industry represents two-thirds of the Global GDP.
  • How to Sell Better Without Screwing Your Clients, Your Colleagues, or Yourself

    Peter Clayton
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:36 am
    If you sell (and let's face it, we're all in sales), and if you aim to sell better, Never Be Closing will give you new tools and a new perspective on how to get what you want
  • Solving Mobile Apply: Indeed Acquires MoBolt

    Peter Clayton
    15 Jul 2014 | 4:29 am
    Welcome to a HR Technology Channel podcast on TotalPicture Radio, with Peter Clayton reporting. If you work for a company that does not allow for mobile apply - and chances are you do (since only about 10% of Fortune 500 companies have a mobile friendly application process) - your company is losing out big-time. In this podcast, you'll hear the statistics that confirm this.
  • Ray Bixler, President and CEO SkillSurvey "The Power to Predict"

    Peter Clayton
    12 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    "In today's new war for talent, finding qualified workers is becoming increasingly difficult. In fact, a recent study by Leadership IQ tracked 20,000 new hires and found that 46 percent failed within 18 months."
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    Blue Sky Resumes Blog

  • Attitude is Everything

    Louise Fletcher
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    “You’re evil” spat the woman’s voice, “you should be ashamed of yourself.” I had been half-listening to voice mails while also answering emails, but this one got my full attention. “How do you live with yourself?” she went on “taking advantage of all those poor job seekers out there while you lie by your swimming pool soaking up the sun.” (Swimming pool?) After some more angry vitriol, the anonymous caller got to the point. She had signed up for our free resume writing course and was angry to learn that, as well as giving away lots of free information, we had stuff for…
  • Use This Simple Trick to Add Punch to Your Resume

    Louise Fletcher
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    You’ve probably heard that one of the keys to a successful resume is to show the results you’ve achieved in previous positions. But doing that can be a challenge and many people struggle. But if this is you, never fear! In this short video, I’ll teach you my easy formula for creating action-packed, results-focused resume bullet points. Use this approach and your resume will be packing a punch in no time.
  • Mark Twain

    Phil Fletcher
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    The secret of success is making your vocation your vacation.
  • How to Contact Headhunters

    Louise Fletcher
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:56 am
    In the first post of this series, I talked about how headhunters work. In the second post, we looked at how to find them. Finally, I want to walk you through how to get in touch, because the way you approach headhunters is key to your success or failure. Here’s how I recommend going about it. 1) Contact them by email I recommend contacting headhunters by email. It’s easy for the headhunter to answer in her own time, it allows her to add your resume to the database even if she never responds to you, and it isn’t as intrusive as a phone call. 2) Offer help Make sure you mention that you…
  • How to Find Headhunters

    Louise Fletcher
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    In my last post, I explained how headhunters work, and the importance of targeting them correctly. But how do you find the right headhunters for your industry, level, and/or profession? They key is to do some research and there are lots of great resources for finding the recruiters best suited to help you. In this article, I’ll show you 3 different ways to build a comprehensive list of targeted recruiters. Option #1: Use your network to find headhunters First, check with people you know to find out if anyone can refer you to headhunters. Ask the HR department at your last company whether…
 
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    Success Circuit

  • Jesse McClure – Storage Hunters’ Bad Boy

    Michelle
    22 Jul 2014 | 1:16 pm
    What has been the strangest item that you have uncovered? Ashes and animal bones...also "adult toys".
  • Sam Dickinson – The Stories That Occurred

    Michelle
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:58 am
    We often hear tales of new, up and coming artisits on the radio or on television shows but what people often do not see is that the ‘new’ talent has likely been performing for years.  This is true of British singer and song writer Sam Dickinson. This young man is a surprise in the music […]
  • Amie Lockwood – Adventures of Alex

    Michelle
    10 Jul 2014 | 11:40 pm
    For anyone who has ever read a book to a child or even to themselves and felt annoyed or frustrated at the mundane, stereotypical stories of pretty princesses in long, flowing gowns or the strong prince who saves the day, then you will be pleased to know that a change is near. Amie Lockwood has envisioned a new book where stereotypes are broken and the new normal is set.
  • Chuck Criss – Freelance Whales and Beyond

    Michelle
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:47 pm
    Freelance Whales is an American indie rock band which formed in 2008. Guitarist Chuck Criss tells us how he found the band on Craigslist, his inspirations and his solo album titled : = : = : = : = : = : = : = : = : = :   Would you like to […]
  • Jeremy Chin – Gave Up A Life To Fuel Success

    Michelle
    4 Jul 2014 | 2:21 am
    Many times in our lives if we are honest with ourselves, many have thought…I wish I could stop this one and start a new life. The decision to start anew is a difficult one in itself as we are creatures of habit, the thought alone of giving up everything we have worked for is a […]
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    LUCareerServices To Go

  • Conservatory² (C²) Internship Reflections-Daniel Reifsteck

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

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

    LU Career Center
    17 Jul 2014 | 9:14 am
    Realizing that I am wrapping up my first month with Hurar Investment Group, I can’t believe how time has flown. I have been involved in a wide variety of activities around the office, getting glimpses of the design process and architectural elements of the hotels as well as getting some hands-on experience in finance and industry research.  One of the most important stages of work here is the estimation of income and expenses for the hotel once it is up and running – this determines the return on investment that the investors will receive and predicts how profitable the property…
  • Lawrence Scholars in Business (LSB) Internship Reflections, First Impressions-Ali Heiring

    LU Career Center
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:32 am
    Arriving at the Hurar Investment Group for my first day was both exciting and intimidating; I had only been in Spain for about one week and was still adjusting to the new language, culture, and pace of life.  I came to the office, which was a flurry of activity, and was greeted by my supervisor.  I was shown the entire office, introduced to the rest of the employees, and then given an office of my own from which I would work.  The work done through Hurar Investment Group is focused on hotels – purchasing property around the city of Málaga, designing a hotel for the space, pitching to…
  • Conservatory² (C²) Internship Reflections, First Impressions-Daniel Reifsteck

    LU Career Center
    3 Jul 2014 | 11:24 am
    I’m here and finally settled into Troy.  I also ended up procrastinating writing about this move for two weeks.  For those of you who don’t know, I was lucky enough to be selected to be an intern for Pauline Oliveros and the Deep Listening Institute through Lawrence’s Conservatory Squared Program.   It is hard to pin down exactly what my first day was like because after I got settled in some small projects were thrown at me. As I completed these projects, the workload increased until we got to this the work started gradually overtime and has slowly added up to some…
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    Dan Erwin

  • How to Get Smarter

    Dan Erwin
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:23 am
    "You're Telling Me I Can Develop My Intelligence?  Like a Muscle?  I Don't Believe It."   I'd have thought by now that most people would understand that you can grow your intelligence.  But no, the notion is still a shock to the system.  As one acquaintance put it succinctly:  "That can't possibly be true." He got riled up about it, but I suspect that's merely a bit stronger than what 99% of the adult population believes.  In fact, check it out (or check yourself out).  Most people…
  • 6 Steps for Women Who Deserve a Raise

    Dan Erwin
    22 Jul 2014 | 5:34 am
    One of the continuing inequities in the American workforce is the paygap between women and men.  Even though women, on average, tend to be better educated than men, those women who work full time only earn about 79 cents for every dollar a man makes. I suppose it's good news that the figure has gone up 2 cents since 2010. FYI: To my amusement I've learned that a few women get frustrated by a man writing about this, but I have plenty of reasons, not least three daughters, who are professionals, as was my now deceased wife. At different times in their…
  • How Does Who You Know Affect What You Decide?

    Dan Erwin
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:55 am
    Bad decisions are a big drain on personal time--and they often waste precious resources. But why do these failures happen? Early on researchers focused especially on problems inherent to small groups, including bad chemistry, ineffective leadership and groupthink. Then there was a strong suggestion that bad decisions were the result of "cognitive biases." That included overconfidence and the tendency to overlook or ignore alternative viewpoints. Although all of the above are definitely a part of the problem, Cross, Thomas and Light seem to have a better resolution of the…
  • Gossip Isn't Just for the Tabloids

    Dan Erwin
    16 Jul 2014 | 5:19 am
    I’m not at all certain why gossip has acquired such a decidedly shady reputation. But before you send me off to Dante’s 8th Inferno, reserved solely for management and executive development consultants, let me explain my thinking. Two-thirds of all conversations, whether in business or otherwise, are about social relations. Most of which can be labeled gossip. Only a very small amount of that can be thought of as malicious. Indeed, the term gossip originally meant “godsibs,” what business people refer to as their peer group of friends. Gossip is typically the most useful information…
  • The Emperor’s Old Clothes: Hierarchy, Its Inevitability, and Usefulness?

    Dan Erwin
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:36 am
    “Matt,”a graduate from a top business school, joined Facebook, one of California’s innovative high-technology companies in Silicon Valley. He was told: We’re not political here. We’re young, cool, socially networked, hip, high-technology people focused on building great products. We’re family-friendly, we have few levels and less hierarchy. We hear that message a lot from today's businesses and business gurus. The work environment is changing drastically and that today's companies are becoming fundamentally different from the companies of old. And…
 
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    The Insider's Interview Blog

  • Jul 25, How to Dress for an Interview

    25 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Find out how to dress for an interview and make the right impression from the word go. Interview dress tips, advice and ideas to set you up for success in your next job interview.
  • Jul 24, Sample Entry Level Resume

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:00 pm
    Selection of sample entry level resume templates to adapt for your own use.It can be difficult to develop a resume for your first or entry level job application. We show you how to package the skills and strengths you have into a persuasive resume that will get you the job interview.
  • Jul 23, Sales Resume Objective

    23 Jul 2014 | 3:19 am
  • Jul 22, Call Center Interview Questions and Answers

    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    These call center interview questions explore the behaviors and competencies required for successful performance in a call center job.Use the interview answer help and examples to develop your own convincing call center job interview answers.
  • Jul 18, Get Help with Writing your Email Cover Letter

    18 Jul 2014 | 9:12 am
    Adapt the sample email cover letter to send with your job application. Make the reader sit up and take notice of your application and resume. The cover letter clearly highlights your strengths and abilities. Make it relevant to the job you are applying for and wait for the call!
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    The Hiring Site

  • How Yahoo, Facebook and Zappos Recruit Tech Talent

    Mary Lorenz
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    It’s no secret that Yahoo, Facebook and Zappos are among the most in-demand and desirable companies to work for. But like a supermodel who has trouble getting a date, even these companies don’t always have it easy when it comes to attracting top tech talent. Zappos, for instance, struggles with selling candidates on moving to Las Vegas, where the cost of living is lower and compensation isn’t as competitive as it is in Silicon Valley. Meanwhile, Yahoo and Facebook have had their fair share of not-so-great press (most recently for Yahoo, the company’s controversial ban on…
  • Wait, Don’t Let Your Best Employees Walk Out the Door — Try Stay Interviews

    Deanna Hartley
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    Want to attempt a feat that even Robin Thicke, Kris Humphries and Lamar Odom couldn’t pull off? Don’t let that special someone (in your organization) walk out the door and break your heart wallet. While Thicke tried — and failed miserably — to win back his wife Paula Patton, we’d suggest something other than groveling (and pathetic music): stay interviews. What are stay interviews, exactly? The first thing to understand about a stay interview is that it isn’t synonymous with an exit interview. Whereas an exit interview is typically conducted after an employee has…
  • The Four Metrics Every Staffing Firm Should Track

    Mary Lorenz
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:33 am
    Of the many reasons people go into the staffing and recruiting industry, tracking metrics is rarely one of them. Despite knowing the importance of tracking metrics, however, the vast majority of staffing firms do not put this belief into practice. For example, according to CareerBuilder’s most recent Staffing & Recruiting Pulse Survey, a mere 14 percent of staffing firms track source of candidates and candidates hired. Furthermore, less than 10 percent track mobile traffic, percentage of candidates redeployed, and candidate and client satisfaction levels (or Net Promoter Scores®)*.
  • 1 in 2 Workers Would Keep Working Even If They Won the Lottery

    Mary Lorenz
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    As it turns out, not every worker dreams about winning the lottery and telling leadership where they can shove next month’s status reports. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, 51 percent of workers say they would continue to work, even if they didn’t need the job financially. When asked why they wouldn’t automatically ditch their jobs to hang out 24/7 at Oprah’s Maui beach house (or something to that effect), the vast majority of workers cited a fear of monotony, and nearly the same number like the sense of accomplishment working gives them. Below are the top four reasons…
  • Employee Tenure Trends That May Surprise You

    Deanna Hartley
    18 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Are employees staying longer or leaving faster? You may *think* you know the answer, but let’s take a look at three decades of employee tenure data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, shall we? This post is based on information from the book “The Talent Equation,” co-written by CareerBuilder’s CEO Matt Ferguson. Find more interesting stats here. Possibly contrary to what you *may* have thought, the average employee tenure has actually gone UP by one year over the past three decades. TWEET THIS Until the 2001 recession, average tenure had remained fairly stable.
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    Harrison Barnes

  • Keep it Simple Stupid: Confessions of a Bad Interviewer

    Harrison Barnes
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    When I was in college, I wrote a 500-page book that went into considerable depth evaluating the incredibly complex race relations that existed within the Detroit metropolitan area at the time. Specifically, I was interested in how African-Americans had, in many cases, avoided integrating into the larger society due to a need to strengthen their own society first. The theory I came up with was quite interesting because I noticed (in an exhaustive multi-year study) that the more religious and ethnic groups had historically come together and developed their own customs, unique beliefs, and so…
  • Noah, Floods, Creative Destruction and Your Career

    Harrison Barnes
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    One of the most important stories in the Bible, from the book of Genesis, is the story of the flood. According to this story, God looked down upon the Earth and became angry at what he perceived to be mankind’s sins. He regretted creating people and decided that they all needed to be destroyed. In reviewing the Earth, however, God noticed that Noah was someone who was blameless and he told Noah that in seven days he would make it rain for forty days and forty nights. God told Noah that this rain would cause a giant flood. God instructed Noah to build an ark that was large enough to hold…
  • Do Not Be Immobilized in Your Job Search

    Harrison Barnes
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Several years ago, I was sitting in my office and the most amazing candidate came across my desk. The attorney had a degree in a hard science discipline from a school like CalTech or MIT (I believe it was physics), had gone to a good law school, and finished first in his class. Not only that, he was currently working at one of the top law firms in the world and was in a practice area that wasn’t just desirable at the time, it was white hot. His practice area was so in demand at this particular point in time that one law firms I’d been dealing with offered another candidate of…
  • The Pygmalion Effect and Setting Incredible Expectations for Your Career and Life

    Harrison Barnes
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    In your life, have you ever been around people who set either extremely high or extremely low expectations for you? It’s important that you surround yourself with people who believe in you and what you can achieve. It is equally important that you distance yourself from people who believe, for whatever reason, you are not capable of achieving much. In your career and personal life, you are going to be around both sets of people: people who believe in you and those who don’t. What’s so striking is just how much harm the people who don’t believe in you can do and how…
  • You Need to Be Able to Close

    Harrison Barnes
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    The ability to ‘‘close’‘ and get the sale is the most important skill in selling. It’s something that few people know how to do. Many people can get a consumer, an employer, or others to the cusp of making a purchasing or a hiring decision; however, it’s the final ‘‘push’‘ that makes all the difference. It takes a tremendous amount of skill to sell yourself and get a job. It takes a tremendous amount of skill to go from someone who a potential employer will consider for the job to someone who is hired. Your job in getting hired, in getting a better job and when…
 
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    WorkingKind

  • Giving away success

    admin
    1 Jul 2014 | 2:25 am
    “You aren’t a true success unless you’re helping others be successful.” -Jon Gordon, author of The Energy Bus and his new book The Carpenter Among...
  • Choosing a side hustle that’s worthwhile

    admin
    23 Jun 2014 | 2:09 am
    By Vickie Elmer Picture yourself taking a long stroll every afternoon – and getting paid to head to the park with three sweet pooches. Neighbors...
  • Street performer pay: Some earn nickels, others $30 an hour

    admin
    16 Jun 2014 | 10:14 am
    They’re on the streets and within art fairs, strumming guitars or playing violins, performing magic tricks or telling fortunes. Street performers show up regularly near...
  • Red flags that don’t belong in work text messages

    admin
    2 Jun 2014 | 2:17 am
    By Vickie Elmer Your boss or a bot is reading your text messages, scanning for anything dangerous or dirty. My Quartz piece a while ago told...
  • Seven smart ways to choose a better book

    admin
    27 May 2014 | 2:23 am
      If summertime seems like the right moment to escape into a good book, I’m with you, whether our travels take us to Sandusky, Ohio,...
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    careerdoctor.org

  • Researching Computer-Science Field

    Randall
    29 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Brian writes: I am looking for any information on computer-science-related careers. I need to find out a job description, training required, duties or responsibilities, salary, and job outlook. Could you help me with any of this information? The Career Doctor responds: Computer and high-tech careers remain high up on all the lists I’ve seen for the fastest growing jobs in the U.S. Some of the top job classifications include: Computer Scientists, Computer Engineers, and Systems Analysts Computer Support Specialists Database Administrators You might want to take a spin at some of the…
  • Advice on Creating a Winning Resume When You’re Convinced Your Jobs Were Ho-Hum

    Randall
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    Michelle writes: I have found my dream job, but I am having a hard time writing the “winning” resume. I had average grades in school, wasn’t in any sports, and I’m not a member of anything other than a women’s club (basically I’m on a list and get a newsletter, no involvement). I have a fairly steady work history, but all my jobs are ho-hum when it comes to accomplishments. Resume advice always says to quantify your successes. Well, I have been a pharmacy technician for 8 years … filling prescriptions and typing data into a computer – not too much…
  • Reverting Publications to Maiden Name

    Randall
    15 Jun 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Anonymous writes: I have a question that is plaguing me. I published several research works under my married name and now I am divorced. I need to list my publications on my new resume (or CV) and the names do not agree. Moreover, I am loathe to disclose my former marriage. Can I use my maiden name in my publications? It is, after all, me. Or must I use a one-liner disclosing my prior name? If so, where do i do this? The Career Doctor responds: Please, whatever you do, do not change your name in your publications to your maiden name because if a potential employer were to look up the article…
  • No Clue about What to Do

    Randall
    9 Jun 2014 | 2:01 am
    Anonymous writes: I am lost. I have no clue what type of jobs are out there for me. All I know is these few things about myself: I am a natural-born leader, I love working with people, and I love watching something work for me. I am currently halfway through college, but still haven’t decided what is right for me. I went after business administration and then thought that it wasn’t for me. I would like to know what jobs are “hot” by the time I graduate. I am afraid of getting into a career that I feel I will regret. Please help. The Career Doctor responds: First…
  • Job Omitted from Resume Will Likely Show Up in Background Check

    KatHansen
    3 Jun 2014 | 10:14 pm
    Omar writes: My quandary is that I left a food-packaging company under less than ideal terms (but I was not fired) due to personality issues. I made the mistake of listing these problems in a letter to the HR department there hoping I could collect unemployment insurance (which I was unsuccessful in doing). My question is, do you think I should leave the food-packaging company off my resume as it may create issues when getting to the background check part of the process? The Career Doctor responds: Whether or not you leave the questionable job off your resume, it will come up in a…
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    Quintessential Resumes & Cover Letters Blog

  • Beware of Resume Infographics

    adminQRCL
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:29 am
    Grammerly, producers of a popular automated proofreader, has just released a well-intentioned infographic entitled “Watch Your Words in the Job Search!” As Nikolas Baron writes in a post introducing the infographic, “the Grammarly team collected 500 active job postings, including marketing and engineering jobs, from the top 100 most profitable companies in the United States” and then “assessed how each company used language in these listings to express hiring priorities.” I saw immediate problems with this methodology. First, job postings are notoriously badly written. You can…
  • Meaty and Free Academic Journal Offered: Chock Full of Resume, Cover-Letter Guidance

    adminQRCL
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:38 am
    Long-time (30 years!) resume writers and career experts Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark recently guest-edited a special issue of the Career Planning and Adult Development Journal: Career Communications: The Now, the New, and the Next in Resumes, Cover Letters, LinkedIn Profiles…and more and loaded it with current advice on career communications – resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, bios, networking conversations, and interview messages. While this is a scholarly journal, the articles are perfectly accessible to the layperson. A few of the articles are more directed to career…
  • Despite More Forgiving Climate, Strive for Error-Free Resume and Cover Letter

    adminQRCL
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:51 am
    Is your resume free from errors? Results of a new survey of hiring managers shows (sadly) that resume errors are not viewed as harshly as in the past.   Call it the Texting Effect. Less than 10 years ago, almost half (47 percent) of all hiring managers stated that just ONE error on a job candidate’s resume resulted in the candidate being eliminated from consideration. In the most recent survey, released last week by Accountemps, fewer than one-in-five (17 percent) hiring managers would trash a resume with one error. The specific question asked of senior managers: “How many…
  • Close Your Cover Letter with a Request for an Interview

    adminQRCL
    2 Jun 2014 | 4:58 am
    We recently posted about cover-letter openers; in this post we look at the opposite end of the spectrum – closing paragraphs. What’s the best way to end a cover letter? The closing paragraph of your cover letter should accomplish at least three goals: Summarizing the idea that you are the best fit for the job you’re targeting by highlighting your top selling point. (If you don’t include this summary in your final paragraph, plan to do so in the preceding paragraph.) Thanking the hiring decision-maker for considering you. Suggesting an interview and proactively indicating that…
  • Use These 10 Tactics to Grab Employer Attention in Your Cover Letters

    adminQRCL
    26 May 2014 | 4:27 am
    If you can draw your reader – the hiring decision-maker – into your cover letter, you increase the chances of selling yourself and enticing the employer to get to know you better by inviting you for an interview. Thus, a compelling opening paragraph is critical. Here are some opening-paragraph strategies to grab the reader’s attention: Story opener: Deploying stories in cover letters engages the employer, makes an emotional connection, shows results, and makes you instantly memorable. A sample storied opener appears below; find many more in Surefire Cover-Letter Technique: Incorporating…
 
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    Executive Resume Services

  • What LinkedIn’s New Publishing Platform Can Do For Your Job Search

    Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    By now I’m sure you’ve seen the constant updates in your LinkedIn news/status feeds from your connections. Where are they coming from and why are they here all of a sudden? LinkedIn has opened up its publishing platform –also called Long Form—so that you not only get regular content from the people you follow (i.e. Richard Branson, Martha Stewart), but also from your connections. They began with inviting 25,000 members and then slowly opened it up to everyone. If you are wondering how this might work for you and your job search, or how to get started, here are a few tips. 1.     …
  • 5 Habits That Advance Your Career

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    When someone has been been promoted often enough, they know what it takes to advance a career. Marillyn Hewson, who is Chairman, President and CEO of Lockheed Martin shares from her experience in 5 Habits That Can Lead to a Promotion. There are advantages to staying with a company and working your way up the ladder, but these habits will be good ones to develop no matter where you are working in the next decade or so. Here is what she looks for and encourages: Look for ways to solve problems on the job. Anticipating, identifying, and creatively addressing issues shows leadership potential.
  • Don’t Forget To Shine Your Shoes

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    Did you know that the mistake made most often in getting ready for an interview is unkempt shoes? According to the Shoe Service Institute of America, 89% of business recruiters rate good grooming high on the requirement list for senior executive material, and the way you take care of your shoes is a big part of the image you present. Here’s another quote from this source: “Shoes are a reflection of their owner’s personality. That’s what both personnel professionals — who have been known to observe people closely — and white collar workers (the people they…
  • Decode Summertime Casual Fridays

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Do you ever feel like “Casual Friday” in the summer months is like looking at an artistic photo that’s supposed to mean something? The problem is, everyone interprets that meaning in a slightly different way. Business Casual is tricky anyway (the link is to all the blogs on this site that address the subject), but summer heat and vacation mode seem to make “casual” more important than “business” for a lot of us. The problem is that the wrong kind of casual keeps you from being taken seriously. Break The Code In Your Workplace It doesn’t really…
  • A Visual View Of Resume Keywords

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    Have you ever made a word cloud? The most popular version of a word (or tag) cloud generator is Wordle, but there are many other options out there. Teachers love creating word clouds for visual learners because it helps the student see the most frequently used vocabulary in a text.  But you can use your favorite word cloud generator to compare the frequency of words in a job opening and your resume. Here’s why I think this is a good idea: you’ll quickly see if any words in your resume match the words in the ad. What you are seeing in that word cloud is the key vocabulary in the…
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    Mystic Madness

  • First Aid Treatment of Burns

    admin22
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:36 pm
    Burns are of various types. They are classified based on their cause as well as the depth and degree of pain, extent of damage, signs of infection and amount of swelling. Doctors take the above factors into consideration when diagnosing burns. Some burns may require immediate emergence medical attention. Burn that requires immediate emergency actions are burns resulting from electrical injuries, burns that cover significant area of the body, burn associated with physical abuse and burns associated with smoke inhalation. Sterile cloths are used to wrap all wounds. Fluids or oxygen may be given…
  • Preventing or Reducing the Risk of Burns

    admin22
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Any person can be a victim of burn regardless of your age or your profession. However, there are some people that are most vulnerable to burn. They most vulnerable to burn include children, aged, people working or handling flammable substances and products, cooks and others. Whether you think you are most vulnerable to burn or not, there are a lot of things that you should on your own in order to reduce the risk of being a victim of any type of burn. Here are what you should do to avoid being exposed to burn. ·         Installing smoke and fire…
  • What You Should Know about Burns

    admin22
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:18 am
    As a parent, it is important that you know about burns especially if you have children. Children are most vulnerable to burns owing to the fact that they are not able to distinguish things that will wound them and things that will not wound them. They play around with anything they can find around them. A child being fascinated by fire can touch it in admiration without knowing that it can burn him or her. Given this, you should know about burns, causes of burn, first aid treatment to give to person that suffers from burn and many other things about burn. What is burn? A burn refers to the…
  • How to Dress Up Jeans

    admin22
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:09 am
    How to Dress Up Jeans   Jeans are perfect wears for casual outing, night out with friends, romantic date and the likes. It is not meant to be used for any formal occasion. Though, it is meant for casual outing, you can always look cute if you are able to match the right pair. Here are some tips to apply to help you dress up jeans.   Choosing the right jeans What is important here is knowing the right jean to dress up. If you are confused about the right colour of jeans to choose, you should opt for the darker shades especially if you are going for a casual business occasions. Such…
  • Preparing to Move to another Home: What to Do

    admin22
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:39 am
    Moving house can be very stressful whether you are moving down the street or to another different location. A lot of things are involved. But if you take time to prepare for it and do all the necessary things you are supposed to do, you will not have any problem. But it can weigh you down if you don’t prepare for it very well. If you are looking to move home, here are some tips to help you prepare for it so that you will have smooth and successful moving experience. Schedule your move on time Besides for the reasons of transfer and other emergence situation, the decision to move home is…
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    TalentEgg Career Incubator

  • Want To Get A Job In Social Media? Build These 5 Skills

    Lauren Marinigh
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:22 pm
    In this day and age, who wouldn’t dream of working in the popular field of social media? Job opportunities in social media have started to grow in popularity among the millennial generation – and many organizations have a high demand for professionals in this area. There are a number of skills that can make you an asset in this field, and many of them require just a little investment of time and energy outside the classroom. 1) Strong writing skills While social media professionals often tackle a number of small writing tasks (think: 140 characters) instead of large ones, you’ll…
  • Staying In School? Don’t Overlook A Part-time Job: Here’s Why

    Riana Topan
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:30 am
    As a student, you’re perpetually short on time – there are always readings to do, exams to study for, events to attend, friends to see. If you don’t have to work while you’re in school, it’s understandable that you wouldn’t want to. But if you have the choice, I urge you to consider taking on a part-time job even if it’s only for a few hours each week. In addition to the extra cash there are several upsides of working as a student: 1. You’ll become really good at using your time well Being busier overall can actually make you more productive, since procrastinating simply…
  • Here’s How To Build A Twitter Presence And Boost Your Job Search

    Lauren Marinigh
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    Your job search is online, and it’s staying that way. In addition to building a  presence through platforms like LinkedIn, Twitter and more, you can also leverage these platforms as job search tools. Twitter can be a particularly valuable resource in your job hunt – here’s some insight on how to use Twitter to help you in your quest for a job. Whether you’re a novice user or just looking to fine-tune the details, check these steps out! Create a professional profile This is the first place to start. Your professional account should include a suitable photo (use your LinkedIn…
  • What Not To Do: Interview Edition

    Lauren Marinigh
    14 Jul 2014 | 12:37 pm
    In a competitive job market, it can be pretty hard to land an interview. When you manage to get one, it’s important to make the most of the opportunity. Here are some common mistakes that may be stopping you from interview success – whether that means getting hired or progressing to the next stage of the hiring process. Abandon these bad habits and your interviews will have a much higher chance of a positive outcome. Behaving unprofessionally Regardless of your chosen industry, previous experience or the nature of the position at hand, professional conduct is absolutely vital. Dress…
  • How To Handle A Job Offer When You’re Waiting On Another One

    Shiori Mine
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:16 am
    You’ve finally made it and gotten a solid job offer, but are you celebrating too soon? While it’s a struggle to get noticed by HR and hiring managers for coveted positions, you may encounter a rare situation when you interview for more than one role – ending up with an offer from one employer while you’re waiting to hear back from another (which you prefer more). While it may have taken a lot of work get your first “real” offer, you shouldn’t accept simply because it’s the only one you’ve received. How can you manage this difficult scenario of…
 
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    Ask The Headhunter

  • 4 Tips for Fearless Job Hunters

    Nick Corcodilos
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:36 pm
    In the July 22, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, four questions yield four tips to help you overcome some of the daunting obstacles you’ll face in your job search. What should a job seeker always say to the employer at the end of an interview? What should I do about application forms that “require” my […]
  • The employer is hiding the salary!

    Nick Corcodilos
    14 Jul 2014 | 5:42 pm
    In the July 15, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader complains about wasting vacation time interviewing for the wrong jobs: I applied for a position in another state and got a call right away to set up an interview. I scheduled vacation time for this meeting and it went very well. I liked what I […]
  • Automated Reference Checks: You should be very worried

    Nick Corcodilos
    7 Jul 2014 | 6:19 pm
    In the July 8, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader thinks his references ruined his chances at a job offer: Help! I received a verbal offer of employment, but before the written offer they needed to verify my references through an online survey program. After two weeks, I’ve heard nothing from the employer and they’re […]
  • Why do recruiters suck so bad?

    Nick Corcodilos
    30 Jun 2014 | 6:31 pm
    In the July 1, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader expresses serious reservations about recruiters: I am a 46-year-old woman who has been rendered 100% unemployable in the New Economy. I’d just like some help in understanding what’s going on. My experience with recruiters has been terrible, and as a recruiter I thought you could […]
  • Illiteracy is a sign of ignorance

    Nick Corcodilos
    23 Jun 2014 | 5:17 pm
    In the June 24, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a reader questions the value of spell-checkers: A friend of mine applied for a job as a “Principal Engineer” at a local software company. The company recruiter asked lots of questions about his writing ability. It turned out that the recruiter almost threw his resume out, believing […]
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    Career Rocketeer - Career Search and Personal Branding Blog

  • Want to Improve Your Job Search? Step Away from Your Computer!

    Harry Urschel
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Your PC and the internet are clearly valuable and critical tools in an effective job search in todays market. The vast majority of job seekers, however, spend far too much time in front of their computer and not nearly enough time in front of people that can have a much greater impact on their job [...]
  • [Introverts Only] Getting the Most Career Boost Out of Your Personality

    Dorothy Tannahill-Moran
    11 Jun 2014 | 3:30 am
    If you are an introvert, or think you are I’m sure by now, you’ve heard and know of all the possible downsides to our personality type. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to start talking about the good news and the great parts of who we are. It’s also time to start talking [...]
  • Personal Branding a Resume: Tricks of the Trade

    Perry Newman
    9 Jun 2014 | 5:55 pm
    You’ve all heard the term establishing a Personal Brand before, but how many of you know what this means? In my book, finding the means to visually have a resume stand out from dozens of others in the hopper is a start to establishing your personal brand. I will share with you some of the [...]
  • Why a Great Resume is Your First Step to a Successful Job Interview

    Perry Newman
    3 Jun 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Job search in the new millennium is different and difficult for many job seekers, especially Men & Women of A Certain Age, professionals who are used to being recruited, people at all levels in all professions who have not been involved in a job search or updated and modernized their résumé for at least the [...]
  • Knowing Your Audience Yields Better Results

    Perry Newman
    20 May 2014 | 5:26 pm
    I am a major proponent of getting to know your audience as much and possible before writing a resume and interviewing for a job. I once heard this story from a client who worked for Microsoft in the early days. I’d like to share it with you, especially if you believe One-Size-Fits-All in a resume [...]
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    Career Sherpa

  • Networking Conversation Starters and Closings

    Hannah Morgan
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:27 am
    Do you avoid attending networking events, asking for informational meetings or wonder how to end a conversation? These 40 conversation starters, 12 informational meeting questions and 4 conversation closers may just get you to show up at that next event! Bonus: There are 5 recommended action items to help you network more strategically! Is Networking A Barrier? Knowing the right thing to say can make all the difference. If you dread networking, you aren’t alone. In fact, Lee Hecht Harrison surveyed 440 U.S job seekers via an online poll in April 2014 asking, “What area of job search…
  • 5 Ways To Expand Your Network

    Hannah Morgan
    22 Jul 2014 | 2:04 am
    You’ve been told you need to expand your network. But that seems easier said than done. And then there’s this problem… what will you say to someone you want to meet without sounding like you’re looking for a job? The truth is, you aren’t looking for a job. You’re seeking information. And let’s agree to stop calling it an informational interview. It isn’t an interview at all. It’s a conversation. It’s a meeting. The term interview tends to send people running in the other direction. Only job seekers and career coaches use this term,…
  • Hang Out with Abby & Hannah

    Hannah Morgan
    13 Jul 2014 | 5:52 pm
    I’ve got exciting news! Abby Kohut (@Absolutely_Abby) and I will be hanging out tomorrow at 1 pm ET (click here) Abby is visiting Rochester on her Job Search Success Tour (2014) to help 1 million job seekers and I’m thrilled to be having lunch with her. We’ll be hanging out on air (Google+ style) and talking about job seeker mistakes and revelations. If you’ve ever heard Abby present, you know she dishes out honest information. That’s whyI thought it would be fun to talk about some of things she’s seen. This way, you won’t make the same mistakes. It…
  • Use the LinkedIn Publishing Platform to Tell Your Story

    Hannah Morgan
    9 Jul 2014 | 3:35 am
    So you may not have the energy to start a blog to show your expertise, but what is your excuse for not using LinkedIn’s publishing platform? (Oh, you don’t know about it yet? Here is a link to their Help Center overview Long-Form Post on LinkedIn) Come on, as a job seeker, why not jump in!? How To Get Started with Your Post on LinkedIn’s Publishing Platform From your home page on LinkedIn, you may have noticed the “share an update” bar includes a pen. When you click on this, it takes you to the long-post (publishing platform). But before you head over there, you…
  • How To Use Social Networks to…Network

    Hannah Morgan
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:47 am
    Maybe it’s time you tried changing your approach to networking and get more out of social networks. You may have noticed more companies becoming active on social networks such as LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. Social networks are multifaceted tools being used to create awareness, promote and build relationships! Social networks may not be the only solution to your job-search woes, but how about increasing awareness of your brand and building new relationships? Will that help? Networking Isn’t a Once-and-Done Task People who are serious about managing their careers understand how…
 
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    Undercover Recruiter

  • 4 Personality Traits to Look For In Possible Star Performers

    John Murphy
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    Let’s be honest, finding (and keeping) star performers is a real challenge. I know that earlier in my career I made a number of mistakes when looking for these top performers. I looked at their experience, their track record, their suitability to the role and, if everything else checked out ok, then I hired them. Thankfully, […] 4 Personality Traits to Look For In Possible Star Performers Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • How To Beat The Odds During Your Job Search

    Hannah Morgan
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    Applying to hundreds of jobs online isn’t the best solution for landing an interview or job. So why do you spend so much time doing this? Less than 50% of hires come from job boards: Finding a job online and applying is relatively painless, or less painful than networking, so that might explain why so many […] How To Beat The Odds During Your Job Search Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • How To Design a Great Hiring Process: Think Candidate UX!

    guest
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    What is Candidate UX? In order to understand Candidate UX, you must first understand what “User Experience” (UX) is. The discipline of UX is dynamic and always changing and growing, but in a nutshell, it’s an umbrella term used to describe all the factors that contribute to a user’s overall perception and feeling about a […] How To Design a Great Hiring Process: Think Candidate UX! Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • How to Attract Top Tech Talent [INFOGRAPHIC] #TechTuesday

    guest
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:03 am
    It’s widely reported in recruitment that there is a global tech talent shortage. Developers and engineers no longer need to apply for jobs; the sad reality is that 89% of Software Engineers have applied to less than 2 jobs in the past 5 years. What does that mean to you as an employer? It means […] How to Attract Top Tech Talent [INFOGRAPHIC] #TechTuesday Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • Do Employee Perks Translate Into Employer ROI?

    John Feldmann
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:03 am
    Let’s revisit a subject I haven’t heard much about in a while – the subject of employee perks. Incredible employee perks aren’t as incredible as they used to be. Not because companies have let up on what they offer, but on the contrary, because so many companies are offering amazing perks that the novelty has […] Do Employee Perks Translate Into Employer ROI? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
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    Resume Writing Services

  • Success Tips for Working With Recruiters

    Martin Buckland
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:05 am
    © Robert Kneschke – Fotolia.com Many job seekers are under the impression a Recruiter will find them a job. This is false, however Recruiters CAN play an integral role in your job search and career management. In Canada, Recruiters currently hold about 12% of the available jobs at the senior executive level. The #1 thing I help people understand about Recruiters is that they don’t work for you;  their goal is not to find you a job. Recruiters work for the companies who hire them to fill vacancies in their organization, and their mandate is to find the best possible candidates to…
  • Resume Bloopers

    Martin Buckland
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:05 am
    I love my job as a resume writer. I get to help people and make them shine in times of stress. I can turn a negative into a positive and make my clients feel so uplifted and ecstatic. Without lying or embellishing, I can make anyone look good. In fact, I have one of the best jobs in the world! © bahrialtay – Fotolia.com One of the chuckles I get each day from people who take advantage of my free resume critique service are the bloopers or typos. It continues to amaze me not only how badly some resumes are written but also the lack of detail when it comes to proofreading. Occasionally,…
  • How to Start and Maintain a Brag Book of Career Achievements

    Martin Buckland
    14 Jul 2014 | 4:05 am
    When you’re in career transition, your resume must tell a compelling, striking and resonating story based on your history of accomplishments. Unfortunately, as time passes, you’ll be less likely to remember examples that date back to the 90s, 80s or earlier. © efks – Fotolia.com What is a brag book? A brag book is a collection of career stories that highlight your qualifications and accomplishments throughout your career. Keep this at home, since the reality is that you may get a pink slip tomorrow. Also be sure to retain copies of your performance reviews as a cheat sheet of…
  • Online Reputation Management: Covering Up Your Digital Dirt

    Martin Buckland
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    © Fotosenmeer.nl – Fotolia.com When you’re in career transition and connecting with influencers, recruiters and hiring managers, many of them will investigate you online to form their initial impression. Will they find any digital dirt? Digital dirt is anything negative or unflattering posted about you – and sometimes by you – online. Where digital dirt could be hiding As we know from our look at how recruiters search for candidates online, 94% of them use social media. You also can’t forget about the most basic online research tool – the search engine. You must conduct your…
  • Top 3 Most Misguided Cover Letter Mistakes

    Martin Buckland
    30 Jun 2014 | 5:48 am
    The purpose of a cover letter is to seduce the reader and give them a reason to pick up the phone and call you. You want to create an air of excitement and engagement that spurs action. © pio3 – Fotolia.com Here are three things that can hinder your ability to be noticed: 1. Your cover letter is poorly written Typos are unforgiveable in a cover letter or resume. Proofread carefully and ask someone else to review the documents as well. Page length is also important; a cover letter is more than a 140-character tweet but should not exceed one page. Have you used generic and boring…
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    Impact Interview » Blog

  • Microsoft Job Cuts 2014 and What’s Next for Affected Employees

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

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

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

    lewis
    19 Nov 2013 | 4:04 pm
    For those of you preparing for a Google product manager interview, here’s what Google recruiting is sending to its product manager candidates: Interviewing can be scary and intimidating. At Google, we hope the interviews will be challenging and enjoyable. As we aim to hire generalists, you can expect to interview with APMs and PMs working on any number of our products – our interviews are centered on problem solving ability so there won’t be many questions about specific experiences or domains. In preparation, you can expect discussions around the following: *Product design…
  • How to Ace the Product Management Interview from Product Camp Seattle 2013

    lewis
    27 Oct 2013 | 12:39 pm
    I gave a talk yesterday on How to Ace the Product Management Interview at Product Camp 2013, hosted here in Seattle. For those of you who are looking for slides, I’ve uploaded them to Slideshare and embedded them below. How to Ace the Product Management Interview, Product Camp Seattle Oct 2013 from interviewcoach
 
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    jobs, employment in USA - Careerjet

  • Regional Class A Driver - Weekends Off

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Trucking Company - Bridgewater, VA - Regional Class A Driver - Weekends Off Call 1-800-343-1772.Truck drivers average $53,000 a year!Great benefits.Regional drivers will enjoy weekends off! Requirements:â¢6 months of tractor trailer experience in the past year or 1 full year in the past 5 yearsâ¢No more than 3 movin...
  • State Capacity Liaison

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Fort Leavenworth, KS - Armed Forces Services Corporation is seeking State Capacity Liaisons to improve and meet the behavioral health, faith, legal and financial needs of Service members and Families through integration of DoD and civilian family program services in the state. The State Capacity Liaiso...
  • Executive Medical Director, Latin America (based in NJ) Job

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Celgene Corporation - Summit, NJ - Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for...
  • Guest Experience Captain

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar - Chandler, AZ - Buffalo Wild Wings Grill Bar is one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Restaurant Chains in the country. Our concept is more than just a NY-style wing joint with twenty-one signature sauces and seasonings. We are a fun, edgy, high-energy and easygoing sports bar with a full menu provi...
  • Non Profit Fundraiser/Team Captain - Houston

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    donorworx, Inc. - Houston, TX - As a face-to-face fundraiser and advocate, you are on the front-line fundraising to make a change that will impact future generations. This position is ideal for those who have a huge heart, are goal orientated, and love meeting new people. Who are we? is North America's premier...
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    Kenrick Chatman

  • 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 Does the Declining Law School Application Rate Mean for You?

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:05 am
    The declining law school application rate did not get any better this year, according to The National Law Journal, which reported that applications are down 37 percent since 2010. The decline between this year and last was eight percent, following double-digit declines in the prior two years.
  • Are Boutiques Replacing the Bulge Bracket as Most Prestigious on the Street?

    22 Jul 2014 | 6:34 pm
    Long before the subprime mortgage-backed securities hit the fan, a handful of relatively small investment banking firms, often referred to as boutiques, regularly competed with the likes of Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley for talent. There was Stephen Schwarzman’s
  • The Cold Truth about the Bar Exam

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:57 am
    It's the final countdown-the bar exam is one week away. Despite reassurances from your mom that you're "definitely going to pass," the truth is…you might not. And. That's. Okay. Your friends won't judge you, and no one will think less of you. Anyone who has had the unfortunate pleasure to sit for a bar exam knows that the line between passing and failing is as thin as a page in your Barbri review book. The bar exam is hard, people are supposed to fail.
  • How to Speed Up Student Loan Repayment in Three Easy Steps

    21 Jul 2014 | 4:43 am
    There's no doubt about it-law school grads today are feeling the student loan squeeze. A recent New America study showed that the average law student leaves school with more than $140,000 in loans, the second highest debt burden behind medical degrees.  That's up 63% from just 10 years ago, and translates to a typical monthly payment of $1,611 (at a 10-year term and 6.8% interest rate).  Not an easy load to bear for a decade or sometimes more.
  • Interview Tips: How Eye Contact Can Get You the Job

    17 Jul 2014 | 2:11 pm
    If you were interviewing someone who couldn't make eye contact, would you give them the job? Probably not. I got the same answer from a colleague who works in Human Resources, who's had the power to hire (or to say thanks but no thanks) to many hundreds of applicants. Although poor eye contact might just be due to nerves or shyness - and completely understandable in an interview situation-it's something you need to tackle if you think it may be holding you back.
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    The Social Monica

  • How Responsive Design Helps to Grow Online Phlebotomy Directories

    monica
    29 Jun 2014 | 8:11 am
    People are glued to their mobile devices. And technology can follow us everywhere we go. Social media, web browsing, and games can all be played from a smartphone or tablet, which we can pick up and take with us anywhere. With the emergence of newer tablets and mobile gadgets, the mobile experience is a given. People take for granted the opportunity to simply install the applications that they need. Then use them. And most importantly they take for granted that when they view a website on a tablet or smartphone that it will look good! After all, most website developers have already created a…
  • How Facebook Helped Me Decide on a Medical Alert System

    monica
    26 Jun 2014 | 8:23 am
    My mom is getting older and is having difficulty getting around her home. Recently she has fallen and could not get up. She has a hard time getting up by herself and a neighbor had to assist her on a few occasions. After hearing this I did some research online and reached out to my Facebook friends to see what I could do. Many medical alert companies like Life Station have a Facebook page. I did a lot of research and found this website is a great resource for reviews and ratings of medical alert systems. I discovered medical alert systems are a good way for my mom to have emergency help in…
  • The Outsourcing Of Articles Is Becoming More Common Online

    monica
    23 Jun 2014 | 3:31 am
    The Internet is getting bigger and bigger all the time, and there are thousands of websites, or possibly even hundreds of thousands of websites, going up every single day. And as Google gets more intent on insisting on quality content the importance of the quality of the content on a website is increasing. In the past website owners used to turn to tools such as spinning tools and auto generation to produce content for a website. That is now no longer working and so website owners are forced into either writing their own articles or outsourcing the articles. And we have been writing some of…
  • How To Add Twitter To Your Website

    monica
    9 Jun 2014 | 4:17 pm
    You can add put a timeline right there on your website. But how? Along with Facebook Twitter is now one of the most visited and popular social media websites. For the uninitiated Twitter is a micro social networking site. Or is sometimes called a micro blogging website. Users can send very short messages called “tweets” which are limited to 140 characters long. Hence the “micro”. It was created in 2006 and by 2012 had 500 million registered users. Twitter is one of the giants of social media. However if you have a website it’s perfectly possible to add Twitter to…
  • Facebook. Is It Dying?

    monica
    9 Jun 2014 | 12:08 am
    Is Facebook no longer “cool”? The rise of Facebook has to be one of the most extraordinary stories of the Internet era. From nowhere Facebook has risen to be one of the great internet behomyths. In 2004 Facebook was unheard of. Ten years later it is a billion dollar listed company that has made many people extremely rich. At the time of its initial IPO, fibrillar first 2012, the documentation of Facebook announced that the company had 845 million active monthly users there were 2.7 billion daily likes and comments on the website. However it is now the case, according to Facebook…
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    CFO Coach

  • The Value of a CPA Credential

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

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    I saw an article on CFO.com come through my email box this week, and a quick scan made me think about my constant evangelizing about career positioning from value rather than responsibilities. Addressing his finance staff, the CFO of Kimberly-Clark, Mark Buthman, said … a CFO “delivers insight, not data ….” In very much the same way, from a career perspective… A top-notch Finance Chief showcases value, not responsibilities. What you do (responsibilities) only matters in the context of how it positively impacts a company (value). If you really want to distinguish yourself from the…
  • The Credible CFO Candidate

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:34 am
    Are you as credible as a CFO candidate as you think you are? I ask because I’m genuinely concerned about your online credibility and positioning. I run a CFO Careers group on Linkedin and since it is exclusive to CFOs, I always check profiles of those requesting to join the group. Most of those profiles lend absolutely no credibility to their claim of being a Chief Financial Officer. This month’s Futures in Finance column details my thoughts on those things that can derail your credibility on Linkedin. - Having an incomplete profile - Not having a branded headshot - No network, a…
  • Short-term Actions Impact Long-Term Positioning

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    24 Jun 2014 | 4:51 am
    Lou Adler wrote an insightful post for Linkedin recently around the consequences of taking short-term actions without thinking about how those tactics impact one’s longer-term career decisions and positioning. Of course, making strategic vs. tactical tradeoffs isn’t new, but most people tend to overvalue the short-term benefits, rationalizing, ignoring or minimizing the long-term impact. Most CFOs and Finance Executives only think about their careers when forced to … they’ve lost a job; they are going to lose a job; or they are desperately unhappy and want to make a move, quickly. The…
  • Resume Writing

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    10 Jun 2014 | 5:25 am
    It’s a hot topic over in the Proformative community these days. Is it cheating to have someone else write your resume? Is a resume writing service worth it? Here’s my two cents on both questions. Is it cheating? Cheating? I have to confess that I laughed when I read the question regarding whether or not it was “cheating” to have someone else write your resume. If putting your best foot forward means you get a haircut, purchase a new suit, whiten your teeth, and/or color the grey in your hair – aren’t all those things also cheating? When it is time for the interview, is the due…
 
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    AOL Jobs

  • This Week's Greatest Hits (July 21- 25)

    AOL Jobs Staff
    25 Jul 2014 | 5:38 am
    Getty ImagesAdvice for summer slackers: stop being lazy! Welcome back to another week of Greatest Hits, where we count down our top posts from the past week. Missed some of our great content? Don't worry: we've got you covered. This past week we brought you advice both practical (how do I deal with an intimidating boss?) and somewhat, um, circumstantially driven (what's happens if I sleep with said boss?). We also covered a major transition at Walmart, gender disparities in the workplace, and the world's least child-friendly donut shop. Take a look! 1. How Do You See Your Last 168 Hours? 2.
  • Cool Jobs: Hazardous Material Field Service Technician

    AOL Jobs Staff
    25 Jul 2014 | 4:50 am
    Getty Images Cool Jobs ahoy! If you're looking for a job and want something that'll make you the envy of all your friends, don't waste your time trawling the internet. Just check out our picks instead! This week's coolest job openings include microscopist, data analyst, and much more, so check 'em out. Additionally, if you're looking for something in a specific industry, head over to our daily Now Hiring feature, which explores exciting new positions available in a variety of areas (a new one every day). Or, for the latest, click here. ​Salary info via Glassdoor, Indeed, and Salary.com.
  • Surprising Places to Find Tech Opportunities

    CareerBuilder
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    Getty ImagesAtlanta, Georgia is emerging as one of the country's hottest technology hubs. By Debra Auerbach, CareerBuilder writer Workers possessing specialized technology skills continue to be in demand. In fact, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey, among companies recruiting college grads, 28 percent are targeting computer and information science majors, making it one of the most sought-after majors in 2014. While one may assume most of these job opportunities exist in Silicon Valley, there's no need for college students - or any job seeker with technology experience - to pack up and…
  • Now Hiring: Animal Jobs

    AOL Jobs Staff
    25 Jul 2014 | 3:10 am
    Flickr We're rounding out a week of Now Hiring features with one area that's always uber-popular: animal jobs. Okay, most of you will probably use this as an excuse to look at a bunch of cute dog photos, but for anyone who's actually looking to break into the veterinary world, animal shelters, and beyond, you'll find plenty of great opportunities here to do just that. Whether you're a cat person, a dog person, or a blue-footed booby person, you're bound to find something that appeals to you. Click through to check 'em out! ​Salary info via Glassdoor, Indeed, and Salary.com.
  • FBI Investigates Ford Engineer After Listening Devices Found

    Reuters
    25 Jul 2014 | 1:45 am
    Shutterstock (Reuters) - A 43-year-old former Ford Motor Co engineer is being investigated by the FBI after listening devices were found in meeting rooms at company offices, the Detroit News reported on Friday. The Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a search at offices of the No. 2 U.S. automaker on July 11 and seized listening devices, computers and financial records, according to search warrants obtained by the newspaper. The search came three weeks after the FBI raided the suburban Detroit home of Sharon Leach, a Ford mechanical engineer who was fired after company security found…
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    Business Fitness

  • Getting Your Head Around Supervising–Episode #6 | Misreading Employees

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

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

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

    Dawn Lennon
    17 May 2014 | 9:02 am
    Talent is hardwired in you. You’ve got it whether or not you: Recognize it or have figured it out Know what to do about it Believe you can develop it into something Have the courage to accept or reject it … Continue reading →
  • Getting Your Head Around Supervising–Episode #4 | Setting Boundaries

    Dawn Lennon
    10 May 2014 | 10:06 am
    “What do good supervisors do to set boundaries that minimize mistakes?” That’s the question I left you with after Episode #3. We unwittingly set the stage for our supervisory mistakes. Setting boundaries helps us minimize them and avoid a chain … Continue reading →
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    ILostMyJob.com

  • 2 New Webinars This Week at ILostMyJob.com (7/21/14-7/25/14)

    ilostmyjob
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:45 am
    2 New Webinar’s on Wednesday Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Wednesday July 23rd 2:00pm CST: Creating a Powerful Online Identity for Job Search with Kathy Bernard Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/668527625 Want a strong online presence to get a job or further your career? The prospect can seem overwhelming if you aren’t terribly savvy on sites like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. In just 60 minutes, you will … • Learn the basics of having an online presence — shared in an easy and informative format where you can get the answers you…
  • New This Week at ILostMyJob.com (7/14/14-7/18/14)

    ilostmyjob
    14 Jul 2014 | 7:49 am
    3 New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday July 15th 2:00pm CST: Creating a Powerful Foundation and Plan with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/444420424 How to Create a Blueprint for Your Job Search Being on a job search can sometimes seem like an endurance contest. For many people it seems too hard right from the beginning, and they stop taking actions necessary to forge ahead on their search.  Others last a little longer and they too mentally give up, frustrated and doubting that they’ll ever get another job. I know…
  • New This Week at ILostMyJob.com (7/07/14-7/11/14)

    ilostmyjob
    7 Jul 2014 | 7:51 pm
    I hope you enjoyed your Holiday Break last week – our webinar calendar is now full through August! Check out all the Great New Webinars Scheduled at http://www.jobtransition.tv/events 2 New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday July 8th 11am CST: Coping With Change And Powerfully Dealing With Your Emotions So You Get Back To Work Faster with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/390637112 Shifting your thinking may be one of the hardest things you will ever do, especially when you’re coping with a change that you…
  • New This Week at ILostMyJob.com (6/23/14-6/27/14)

    ilostmyjob
    23 Jun 2014 | 10:26 am
    3 New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday June 24th 11am CST: Building Self Confidence For A Successful Job Search with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/633191880 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 (6/16/14-6/20/14)

    ilostmyjob
    16 Jun 2014 | 11:11 am
    3 New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday June 17th 11am CST: Re-THINK! The Brand Called “YOU”: Your Personal Branding Session with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/629245329 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

  • Why HR & Talent Management Pros Should Read Our Buying Trends Report

    Katrina Busselle
    24 Jul 2014 | 11:30 am
    When you first read our HR Buying Trends Report, you may be tempted to assume there is only one target audience for the results: HR solution providers. This is an easy assumption to make, and understandable given the scenario: we publish in-depth insights from influential HR buyers about their purchasing habits, preferences and budgets, and HR solution providers use this valuable information to market better to HR buyers. It certainly makes sense. But HR & Talent Management practitioners, I urge you not to make this assumption, because there is a wealth of important material for you here,…
  • #TChat Recap: The Hot HR Technology Trends Of 2014

    Meghan M. Biro
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    The Hot HR Technology Trends Of 2014 With all this talk about employee engagement, it’s easy to forget how some of the tech-savvy organizations are combating recruitment issues, disengaged talent, and workplace productivity with analytics and HR technology. Through the elevation of technology we’re able to discover trends that we never knew existed. We not only have discovered that technology has become a part of us, and is existential to the way we live, but how invaluable it is to the world of work. This week’s #TChat guest: Steve Boese, a co-chair of Human Resource Executive’s HR…
  • Find Your Meaning, Find Your Motive

    Mark Lukens
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:30 am
    It can be hard sometimes to find meaning in our work. Filling in forms, typing code, stacking shelves, sitting through the thirteenth meeting of the same committee, these activities throw so many trees into view that we really do lose sight of the woods. The problem is that without meaning it’s hard to stay motivated. Detached from its purpose, work is just one more task to trudge through, not something you can feel passionate about or bring your best to. If you want to stay motivated, and to keep others motivated, you need to find meaning. Finding your meaning It used to be that motivation…
  • Under What Circumstances Would You Let Your LeBron Come Back?

    Sean Pomeroy
    22 Jul 2014 | 12:13 pm
    “We could not be happier to welcome LeBron James home. Yesterday LeBron, though his essay, told us he wasn’t going anywhere except Cleveland and that ‘Cleveland is where he always believed he would finish his career.’ These words and commitment put all of us, including LeBron, in the best position to build our franchise the right way and achieve the kind of goals we all know are possible. Expectations will be at the highest levels but no one should expect immediate and automatic success.” – David Griffin, Cavaliers General Manager LeBron James recently announced his return to his…
  • The Craft VS. The Art Of Leadership

    Justin Locke
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    I think it’s fair to say that I am an expert, or at least, very exper-ienced, in the realm of arts education. Since leadership is an art form of sorts, I thought I would weigh in with an artistic perspective on leadership and management training. When people talk about “arts education,” most of the time they are really referring to “craft education,” e.g., learning how to find the notes on a keyboard or a clarinet. That is an essential element of arts education, but it is not the same as the “art” part of it, which has much more to do with perception,…
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    DirectEmployers Association

  • 3 Things You Might Have Missed Regarding the President’s Latest Amendment to Executive Order 11246

    John C. Fox
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:31 am
    The President’s latest amendment to Executive Order 11246 does 3 primary things: Amends four specific provisions of Executive Order 11246 to now insert and compel “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” (aka informally referred to in society as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender=LGBT) compliance obligations by: making discrimination on the basis of “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” unlawful pursuant to the Executive Order;   requiring the contractor to take “affirmative action” to ensure that applicants and employees are treated without regard to…
  • Evening the Playing Field

    Alex Amerling
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:51 am
    The story of David and Goliath is a common one. The story goes something to the tune of… a small unassuming boy challenges the giant Goliath while he is only equipped with a sling and some smooth stones. But with those small stones he takes down the giant, and wins the battle. Sometimes I think that some of the Members of DirectEmployers feel like David when they compare budgets on recruiting and branding. How is a company that makes a mere fraction of the profits some of the Fortune 500 companies supposed to compete; they simply don’t have it in the budget. DirectEmployers gives these…
  • 7 Things You Need to Know About the NLx

    DirectEmployers
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:35 am
    The National Labor Exchange, often referred to as the NLx, is an unprecedented public-private partnership between DirectEmployers Association (DE) and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA). But what exactly does that mean, and how does it benefit both job seekers and employers? Watch this episode of The Employment Line to learn more: Key Takeaways About the NLx: Formed in 2007 when America’s Job Bank was taken offline, leaving a void for federal contractors regarding their federal compliance obligations. Leverages DirectEmployers’ non-profit-owned technology and…
  • Member Spotlight Series: Emory University’s Annual Research and Clinical Career Fair

    Nancy Holland
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    In 2013 we launched our first ever DirectEmployers Member Awards competition. The program was created to highlight our Members’ initiatives in the areas of recruitment, technology and compliance. Each category featured two tiers –– Tier 1 for companies with fewer than 10,000 employees, Tier 2 for companies with more than 10,000 employees –– and honored both a winner and runner-up. We were blown away by the innovative programs and processes that our Members have in place, and are excited to share each of them in this special Member Spotlight Series. For the second installment of our…
  • 3 Key Components for a Successful Veterans Strategy

    Nancy Holland
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    “There’s a perception that to have a successful veteran program you need a huge budget and it’s actually not the case.” Philip Dana Director, Global Talent Acquisition at NuVasive While Philip Dana’s career is admirable, it’s his commitment to veteran recruiting that stands out. A Navy veteran himself, he draws on his unique experience to lead a team of recruiters, or as he puts it, “purple Cheetah Chasers” at NuVasive. Philip Dana points out where he spent many years of his Naval career near Coronado Bay. During the DirectEmployers 2013 Annual Meeting & Conference, Philip…
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    UIAA ACC Blog

  • Business Proposals in Interviews

    22 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
    In a research Inc.com article, the author provided a book review that recommended, "Before you make an offer, ask for a one-page business proposal in which the candidate explains how she or he would succeed at your company." (from 4 Steps to Hiring an All-Star by Tom Searcy) As a candidate, has a hiring manager ever asked this of you? As a hiring manager, have you ever asked this of your candidates? Regardless of whether a candidate gets asked for this one-page business proposal, the exercise would be a great way to prepare for an interview. Think about how you would onboard…
  • 1871 Hires In-house Recruiter

    17 Jul 2014 | 8:24 am
    I recently read a Tribune article about the 1871 tech incubator recently hiring Laura Fendrich, an in-house recruiter for its members. For those alumni who are interested in working for a start-up, Ms. Fendrich would certainly be the person to follow, connect with and start networking with on Twitter and LinkedIn.  To read the full story, click on the following link http://bluesky.chicagotribune.com/originals/chi-1871-laura-fendrich-recruiter-bsi-20140707,0,0.story  
  • Personal Performance Review

    15 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
     You don't have to wait for your company's annual review process to check on your own performance. Answer a few questions to gauge your contributions and professional development. What is your progress on your current year's goals? What one skill do you possess that has most impacted your organization's ability to deliver on its mission or bottom line? Which single project or task do you consider your most significant accomplishment this year? Why? While Lou Adler has recommended the last two as interview questions, these are also good for ongoing assessments of performance. (Every Great…
  • Alumni Connections After 5

    10 Jul 2014 | 9:36 am
    The UIAA Alumni Career Center invites young alumni professionals to join us for the Alumni Connections After 5 networking event. Alumni Connections After 5 is designed to provide University of Illinois professionals, from our 3 campuses (Chicago, Springfield, and Urbana) an opportunity to meet up with fellow alumni and create new professional connections along the way. When: Thursday, August 14th Where: Orange & Blue Room, on the first floor in the Illini Center, 200 S. Wacker Dr., Chicago Time: 5-7 pm Cost: $10 by August 12th at noon or $20 at the door for alumni $20 by August 12th at…
  • Happy Fourth of July

    3 Jul 2014 | 8:00 am
 
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    SELF-PROMOTION FOR INTROVERTS

  • Vocal Prowess for Introverts – Part 1

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

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

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

    Nancy
    12 Jun 2014 | 11:31 pm
    If you’re an introvert who would like to speak up more often or just more effectively, listen to “Tips for Speaking Up and Out…”  on Beth Buelow‘s Introvert Entrepreneur podcast series. Buelow and I share how you can speak up more powerfully and strategically to get the word out about whatever is important to you. She is a coach, author, and popular blogger.
  • Beyond Homina, Homina, Homina: Tackling Tough Questions

    Nancy
    4 Jun 2014 | 4:36 pm
    Those dreaded questions that put you on the spot—at business meetings, Q&As, job interviews, and salary negotiations—can be an introvert’s nightmare. If only you had a little time in your cocoon to collect your thoughts. But often that’s not an option. So what do you do? Let’s start with what not to do: freeze up, get defensive, or laugh nervously. More no-no’s: blame the questioner or declare how clueless you feel. If your face turns red, your hands shake, or you sweat more than usual, don’t point it out, since your audience may not even notice. Instead of worrying how you…
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  • Matt Lome and the Absolute Truth about Woodpeckers

    seiden
    20 Jul 2014 | 7:14 pm
    High school prom. I’m top left. Matt’s top right. The guy next to Matt is a urologist and the guy next to him is now our State Representative. Go figure. I had lunch with an old friend of mine the other day. His name is Matt Lome. Maybe you know him? He’s an artist. He lives in Seattle. And he recently wrote a children’s book. We got together to talk about it. We went to Michael’s, a Highland Park institution, and if you had seen us, the only way you’d know time had passed since high school would be from my salt-and-pepper hair. If you had been able to hear us,…
  • Inked

    seiden
    6 Jul 2014 | 6:39 am
    Let’s take it from the top: yes, that’s my arm. I have a tattoo. It’s new. What does it mean? Inked. (That’s the back of my left forearm.) Dayenu is a Hebrew prayer. It’s been part of the Passover Seder for over 1,000 years and is an expression of appreciation that means, “It would have been enough for us,” and in the prayer, it’s used to suggest that any one of 15 gifts God bestowed upon the Jews—like delivering us from slavery, parting the Red Sea, or getting us to Israel—would have been enough for us by itself. What I love most about…
  • Waffle Tacos and Other Taco Bell Goodness

    seiden
    26 Jun 2014 | 5:57 am
    My waffle is a taco. #IWinForever Months ago, my daughter convinced her aunt to take her to Taco Bell for lunch. She fell in love. She posted about the experience online. She kept that love secret from her nutritarian parents. She assumed we’d judge her. She knew we wouldn’t understand. But most of all, she forgot that her dad follows her on Vine. What she had no idea about was that her dad has a friend who works at Taco Bell’s corporate office. He tweeted his daughter’s Vine to her. She responded. His daughter was surprised, and happy, and surprised. “I didn’t know…
  • All I did was get your email & I already hate you

    seiden
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:09 am
    So this hit my inbox: Hi, Jason. I was given your name by JOHN at XYZ COMPANY. I need some help with a program I’m running and would like to pick your brain.  I’m available this Sunday from 8am – 10am, or Tuesday night after 9pm. Let me know which works better.   Stop bothering me. Well then let me just drop everything and talk to you then! Please, I was just waiting for someone I don’t know to make a presumptuous claim on my time. And I definitely love when strangers offer to pull me away from the people I love most in this world because it happens to work…
  • Then I Ate the Centerpiece: The Story of the Best Wedding Ever

    seiden
    27 May 2014 | 5:42 am
    This is a blog post about what I did Memorial Day weekend, 2014. It’s also about the best wedding I’ve ever attended, ever. It’s shorter than it looks and worth the read. Thursday night. I’m exhausted but I still need to pack for the weekend. Things are going very, very slowly. I’m taking breaks, which is slowing things down even more but I can’t think straight. I need formal clothes, and clothes for the pool, for brunch, for the rehearsal, and for Sunday afternoon and for the flight home. My uniform of jeans + black shirt won’t work in the desert. I…
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    Campus To Career

  • How to Find Your Alumni Mentor

    Kirk Baumann
    15 Jul 2014 | 5:30 am
    Seventy percent of jobs are found through networking, according to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics. Whether you’re searching for an internship or trying to land your first job, your network is your best resource for finding opportunities. A great way to amp up your networking efforts? Take advantage of your alumni networks and enlist […]
  • 10 Ways to Use Social Media to Land Your Dream Job

    Kirk Baumann
    4 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    Social media is one of the most life-changing developments of the 21st century. It has impacted almost every aspect of our lives, including the way we connect, socialize, entertain, seek knowledge, promote personal and corporate brands, and seek jobs. Gone are the days when our job search was limited to scouring “help wanted” ads in […]
  • Big Advice from a Tiny Tot

    Kirk Baumann
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:30 am
    My wife and I recently became parents for the first time and boy, have we already learned a lot from tiny baby Baumann!  Someone once said that “normal is just a setting on the washing machine” and as new parents, we’re realizing how true that really is.  Life will never be the same. As we […]
  • 5 Things They Don’t Teach You About Work in College

    Kirk Baumann
    23 May 2014 | 1:30 pm
    Getting a first job is something that’s a milestone for every person. Whether you’re a college graduate or started working after high school, a first job is something that is nerve-wracking and unforgettable at the same time. Not only that, this is your first experience into a world that’s totally different from school. Your assignments […]
  • Is an Apprenticeship the Stepping Stone to Your Dream Career?

    Kirk Baumann
    13 May 2014 | 7:09 am
    For many school and university leavers, an apprenticeship offers the perfect cocktail of education and experience. In fact, more and more students are opting to train on the job rather than pursue higher education to search of better job prospects, but is an apprenticeship the stepping stone to your dream career? We take a closer […]
 
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    AvidCareerist

  • The Four Best Social Media Shares, According to Research

    Donna Svei
    29 Jun 2014 | 3:45 pm
    Good news! LinkedIn just completed a study of what professionals in several Asian, European, and North American countries like to read about and share on social media.  What We Like While the results varied a bit by country, the order was the same. This graphic from LinkedIn features the results for the United States: Reports [...]
  • When Good Resume Accomplishment Statements Go Bad

    Donna Svei
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:43 am
    You know your resume should feature accomplishment statements. And you know those accomplishments should be quantified whenever possible. But what if numbers aren’t your strong suit? How you, or your resume writer, present your accomplishments matters. Look at these examples (from real resumes): Example 1 “Exceeded the 2013 operating expense plan by 10% resulting in [...]
  • THIS Is a Classy Way to Leave Your Job

    Donna Svei
    17 Jun 2014 | 9:32 pm
    While Amanda Meadows is preparing to leave her job as a Graduate Assistant in the Career Services Department at Bob Jones University, she is training her replacement, Erin Kimbro. She’s not only training Erin, she’s proactively introducing Erin to her network, the people who helped her support BJU’s students with career planning services. As part [...]
  • Hiring Manager Inactive on LinkedIn? Four Terrific Options!

    Donna Svei
    12 Jun 2014 | 10:57 am
    Last month, a reader asked me how he could best use LinkedIn when the hiring managers he wants to pursue aren’t particularly active on the site. Guessing that he’s not the only person in the world facing that challenge, I reached out for some actionable ideas. Here’s what I got: Find a Connection in Common [...]
  • Finally, a “Must Have” LinkedIn Premium Account for Job Seekers!

    Donna Svei
    8 Jun 2014 | 11:49 am
    My resume clients often ask me if they should purchase a premium LinkedIn account. I used to answer, “It depends.” However, last week LinkedIn introduced Spotlight, a new premium account priced at US$10 per month (less if you opt in for a year). If you don’t already have a premium account, and don’t get Spotlight, [...]
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    Executive Resume Writing Service » Our Blog

  • 8 Steps Toward Making a Bold Career Move to a New City

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:03 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Whether you crave the palm trees of Silicon Valley’s San Jose, or the earthy richness of the Midwest’s Oklahoma City, you can take the steps to transition your career, and your life to a new city. Recently, Glassdoor published an Employment Satisfaction Report Card by City, and the list is a fascinating cross-section of the […] The post 8 Steps Toward Making a Bold Career Move to a New City appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • Be Cautious About Accepting This Job Search Advice

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    11 Jul 2014 | 11:35 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Many well-meaning friends and family are all too happy to share advice about your job search that may or may not be beneficial to you. You can’t blame them, really. After all, they usually have your best interest at heart. When respected professionals share erroneous advice, however, that’s another matter entirely. Below […] The post Be Cautious About Accepting This Job Search Advice appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • How to Face Down Job Search Obstacles

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:59 am
      By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Elite athletes will tell you that training and conditioning along with determination to finish are the essential components to winning any competition. The successful job search requires no less of a commitment. Here are just a few of the obstacles job seekers face every day and some tips to overcome them. 1. You currently […] The post How to Face Down Job Search Obstacles appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • Disrupt Your Resume Beyond LinkedIn’s Borders

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    19 Jun 2014 | 4:33 pm
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter As happens in the circle of forward thinkers and futurists, predicting the next trend is inevitable. In the careers environment, many experts feel that LinkedIn is surpassing the resume in value, and in some cases, replacing it altogether. This likely will never happen. For one thing, the groundwork to create a career story  “foundation” is […] The post Disrupt Your Resume Beyond LinkedIn’s Borders appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • Trumpet Your Value With a Resume That Sings!

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    6 Jun 2014 | 11:48 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In my recent article over on LinkedIn’s new publishing platform, I trumpeted my favorite topic, resumes! Unfortunately a vast sea of resumes wash ashore because of their lifeless content. It doesn’t have to be this way. If you are willing to step outside the dulling requirements that many career reporters espouse, you […] The post Trumpet Your Value With a Resume That Sings! appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
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    KrantCents

  • The Best Financial Adviser is You

    Krantcents
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:42 am
    Do you really need a financial adviser? What do you expect a financial adviser to do for you anyway? You can get a fee only adviser to prepare a financial plan and still fail! A financial plan is just a set of financial goals based on your information! It is just a matter of setting goals and monitoring your progress. Some may call it child’s play.  How is it working for you? Managing your money, investments or achieving your financial goals is not really that difficult! When you are faced with something you know very little about what do you do?  If you panic, procrastinate or just…
  • Don’t Envy the Rich!

    Krantcents
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:06 am
    The rich are different from you and me. (F. Scott Fitzgerald) Yes, they have more money. (Ernest Hemingway)  “They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, it makes them soft where we are hard and cynical where we are trustful in a way that unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand.” (F. Scott Fitzgerald) Yes, the rich are different from you and me, they have more problems! If you are not aware of it Forbes Magazine publishes a list of the 400 richest people in the United States. Rich people are ranked based on their estimated net worth! Just to make…
  • How to Cope with Change

    Krantcents
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:35 am
    Change is inevitable! Recently, my wife and I went to New York for my sister in law’s birthday party. Since we live in Los Angeles, we had to get airline tickets, make arrangements for the dog and find a way to the airport. No big deal, we cashed in miles, our children watched the dog and we drove to the airport. If it were only that easy! You have to deal with all the possibilities and some you never thought of! I learned a long time ago that I am in control of my life. Every so often, I find there are things I have no control over and learned to just deal with it. This was one of…
  • Easy Ways to Cut Commuting Costs

    Krantcents
    18 Jul 2014 | 12:12 am
    How much of your monthly pay do you spend on getting to and from work? When you factor in the cost of fuel and wear and tear on your car, you could be shelling out a pretty penny. The longer your commute is, the more you could also expect to pay for car insurance and maintenance. Yet for many of us, simply walking to work is just not an option. Fortunately there are a number of alternatives that could potentially save you some money on your daily commute. Carpool with Co-workers One of the easiest ways to cut your costs in half is to team up with a buddy and share the cost of fuel by…
  • 5 Smart Ways to Cut your Expenses

    Krantcents
    16 Jul 2014 | 12:17 am
    How I cut my expenses may provide some insight how to save money.  Some people would call me cheap!  Others may say I am frugal!  I think of myself as value conscious!  I hate to spend more money for something than I need to.  My approach may cause you to rethink how you spend your money! Find out how you can live on less without feeling deprived! Million dollar skills Whether you are earning minimum wage or a million dollars a year, you spend money.  How you spend your money will either earn you more or cost you a great deal.  I have always been around rich successful people…
 
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    The Savvy Intern by YouTern

  • 3 Reasons a Branded Personal Website Will Get You Hired

    Brazen Careerist
    25 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    Ask the self-employed and solopreneurs for advice on how to get your next gig and you’ll hear the same thing, over and over: "You need a website to land clients" Now ask yourself: If I am in a job search, doesn't this same logic apply to me? Or is a killer resume and LinkedIn profile all you need?   
  • The 5 Job Interview Answers You Just Can’t Give

    YouTern
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    No one can predict exactly what a recruiter or hiring manager will ask in a job interview. However, there are many standard questions that can make or break an interview. Not because of the question itself, but because of how well you avoid giving a bad answer. A good answer: you will soar to the next level. A bad answer: you're pounding the pavement, again...   
  • 10 Simple Steps to Your Best Resume Yet [Infographic]

    YellowLineLabs.com
    25 Jul 2014 | 8:20 am
    There's a ton of resume advice out there... most of it contradictory. As YouTern CEO Mark Babbitt says: "Advice on resumes is like snowflakes. It's impossible to find two the same." Which is why we love this infographic from YellowLineLabs.com! Here, you'll see great advice – all told from the perspective of what your audience, the employer, wants to see. The philosophy is simple: there are no rules... just the opportunity to stand out from the crowd!   
  • What Trait Helps You Beat Your Job Search Competition?

    Dawn Rasmussen
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:20 am
    You've climbed to the top of the heap. Out of the 100+ applications received, you are one of the two or three candidates being considered for a great job. And now that you've gotten this far, you need to know: What exactly is that “magic ingredient” that tips the scales in your favor over the other candidates?   
  • In 7 Steps: Exactly How to Leverage LinkedIn to Get a Job

    YouTern
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:50 am
    Many college students, recent graduates and young professional are starting to see the power of LinkedIn. However, the one thing they learn very quickly is that they don't yet have the quantity or quality of contacts necessary to leverage the world's largest professional network. The best of them, however, don't let that stop them from using LinkedIn to find an internship, or job...   
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    Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA

  • How to Stop Thinking about Work – 5 Tips

    Lei Han
    21 Jul 2014 | 6:52 am
    It is critical to your mental and physical health to know How to Stop Thinking about Work.    This post is written both for my benefit as well as it is for you if you find yourself in a similar situation.  In the last six weeks, I can’t seem to stop thinking about work.   I love my new job and theoretically I am only working about 40 … Read More →The post How to Stop Thinking about Work – 5 Tips appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • Growth Mindset Definition – What Does it Mean for Your Work?

    Lei Han
    25 Jun 2014 | 7:25 am
    What is the Growth Mindset?  Stanford Professor Carol Dweck developed this concept in her 2006 book – Mindset – The New Psychology for Success.  In there, she states the following Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset definitions. “In a fixed mindset students believe their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain amount … Read More →The post Growth Mindset Definition – What Does it Mean for Your Work? appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • Importance of Soft Skills for Your Job & Job Search

    Lei Han
    9 Jun 2014 | 7:16 am
    Current Scenario:  Importance of Soft Skills to Jobs & Hiring So you think you are qualified for a particular job, fit to lead a team or the right candidate for a promotion, just because you have extensive experience or highly developed technical skills?  Well, apart from these elements for professional success, one needs to also … Read More →The post Importance of Soft Skills for Your Job & Job Search appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • A Necessary Skill For Every Senior Executive

    Lei Han
    2 Jun 2014 | 6:09 am
    What skill does every senior executive has in common? Is it an MBA?  No.  You do not need an MBA to succeed! Is it an ability to achieve financial results?  maybe.  Achieving measurable results can always help, but this article is not about that Is it ability to present well? Not always.  Not all executive are … Read More →The post A Necessary Skill For Every Senior Executive appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • Changing Careers – How to Interview Effectively

    Lei Han
    30 May 2014 | 6:40 am
     Changing careers may not be easy to some.  However once you master how to interview effectively when changing careers, the path to success becomes a lot clearer.  I had a chance to interview one of our Executive Authors, Helena Light, who is a master at changing careers.  In eight years at one bank, she had … Read More →The post Changing Careers – How to Interview Effectively appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
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    The Career Pioneer | Motivation to help you change careers or start a business you'll love

  • 4 Reasons You Lost Your Mojo and How to Get it Back

    Emily Brown
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    

Recently, I’ve had several conversations with close friends about the trajectory of our careers.

 Where is this thing going? Have we taken a backseat or are we at the helm, gearing up for greater successes and career advancement? Here’s my story (and I’d venture to say, that of many other women)…

 Since having my second […]
  • Conquer Self-Doubt and Embrace Success

    Emily Brown
    18 Oct 2013 | 11:35 am
    If you could speak to your 30-year-old self with the knowledge you have today, what would you say? That was the question that led Joyce Roche to write a deeply personal memoir entitled, The Empress Has No Clothes: Conquering Self-Doubt to Embrace Success (BK Business). What would she have told her younger self? That she […]
  • [Podcast] ‘Invest in Main Street, Not Wall Street’ says Chonchol Gupta, CEO of Rebirth Financial

    Emily Brown
    7 Sep 2013 | 8:00 am
    Check out the interview with Chonchol Gupta, the Chief Executive Officer of Rebirth Financial, an online peer-to-business lending platform for small businesses. Listen to the podcast now! At the recent Kingonomics Conference in Washington, DC, I had the privilege of interviewing Chonchol Gupta at Rebirth Financial. During one of the panel sessions, Chonchol posed the […]
  • What I learned at the Kingonomics Conference

    Emily Brown
    28 Aug 2013 | 1:49 pm
    I spent the better part of my son’s first birthday at the Kingonomics Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Investment & Crowdfunding Conference. Was it worth it? In a word, yes. Kingonomics was held this year on the anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom, 50 years after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made his iconic […]
  • Identify Your Why & Find Your Soul

    Emily Brown
    16 Aug 2013 | 11:04 am
    People don’t talk about the soul very much anymore. It’s so much easier to write a resume than to craft a spirit. But a resume is cold comfort on a winter night, or when you’re sad, or broke, or lonely, or when you’ve gotten back the chest X ray and it doesn’t look so good, […]
 
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    Position Ignition Career Blog

  • 10 Ways to Manage Up and Across

    Lucy Skipper
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:01 am
    Getting what you want and need from your colleagues and superiors is not always easy but can make a real difference to your professional life, from enabling you to do your job well to affecting your chances of promotion. Take a look at these tips to help you get what you want at work.
  • 10 Steps to Negotiating Working From Home

    Lucy Skipper
    22 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Although the press would have us believe that remote working is “the new normal” – and for some employers and employees it is— it’s unlikely that your boss, or anyone else’s, is going to let hitherto office-based workers start working from home at the drop of a hat. Your organisation allowing you to work from home will naturally be conditional on the setting of specific boundaries and guidelines. Here are some tips on how to negotiate both the opportunity to work remotely and the conditions of such a psychological re-contracting between you and your…
  • 10 Key Elements for a Career Map

    Lucy Skipper
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Mapping out the tools you need to advance your career can really help set you on an upward path. Take a look at these ideas to help you get where you want to go.
  • 10 Ways Career Coaching Can Help You Get a Promotion

    Lucy Skipper
    10 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    There are times when you might want a third party specialist to help you move upwards within an organization. Getting promotions these days is not always as easy as we think and it can be helpful to have a career coach on board.
  • 10 Ways to Explain a Gap in Your CV

    Lucy Skipper
    8 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Gaps in CVs are anxiety-inducing. It can be tempting to lie on your CV and pretend that you have no long gaps between jobs. However, the right option is always to tell the truth. Here are ten tips on explaining gaps in your CV honestly while still selling yourself as the right candidate for the job.
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    How to Battle Unemployment Depression

  • Financial Opportunities For The Unemployed

    TUM
    15 Jul 2014 | 8:51 pm
    Geez – could 3½ years have passed since my last post? Where does the time go? What have you been up to? Are you new to unemployment? Are you out of work long-term? Are you staying open-minded to all opportunities to get you back into the workforce? I thought I owed everyone an update… At the time of my last post, I was working as a Constant Contact Affiliate Partner and making some money, but got an opportunity for full-time work in media sales. Well, money talks and it came with medical benefits, which my family desperately needed and I was running out of options, so I had to take the…
  • Keeping in Constant Contact with Your Network

    TUM
    6 Jan 2011 | 2:22 pm
    This whole networking thing is based on one very key and targeted phrase: Building Relationships and Keeping Them. Ladies and Gentlemen, this is the entire meaning of life. As we go about our personal and professional (sometimes feeling unprofessional) lives, what is the one thing that binds us together as one common community? Communication! Without clear, continual and cohesive communication, where would we be? Okay, right now we’re not working, so life as we know it seems a bygone failure, right? We’ve been talking, selling and interviewing our butts off and what do we have to show for…
  • Consider Moving In Your Job Search

    TUM
    16 Dec 2010 | 12:35 pm
    Being Los Angeles born and raised, with roots deeper than the Sequoia National Park, I’m not about to go anywhere…I can’t. Well, I can, but with a young family, mortgage, personal and civic obligations, plus an aging mother (hi mom!), I’m sort of bound to Southern California for quite some time. Anyway, my dog would really miss me if I moved. Your phone, games and apps aren’t your only mobile resources anymore. Have you considered moving for a job? Well, the woman who owns the company that hosts this very website just had to move to the East Coast because her husband was…
  • Thoughts of A Prosperous Future While Still Looking for Work

    TUM
    23 Nov 2010 | 12:58 pm
    Live For Today – Look To The Future. Yeah, I didn’t think I’d be out of work pushing two years now. So what do I have to show for all this time waiting around for long-term, paid work? We’ve all heard and read those neat and carefully crafted marketing strategies and summaries of the 10 things to improve your skills and your 6 must haves to get you to the top of the hiring stack. It seems everyone is looking for instant fixes and easy guidelines to follow to get them back on the playing field. Here’s the catch: in today’s world, few know what game’s being played. So how do we…
  • Are We Really Unemployed?

    TUM
    16 Nov 2010 | 11:19 am
    WAIT A MINUTE! You undoubtedly assume I’ve gone completely bonkers over my extended absence, yes? Before you throw your hardrive onto the streets along with what sanity you have left, please let me explain… Unemployed: out of work. That’s all. Okay, that’s huge as work provides income and money speaks volumes. To employ is to use, to occupy. When our companies kicked us to the curb, did they really render us useless and unoccupied? Did they somehow remove our brains as we left the parking lot? No. So, in the broad scope of the term are we truly ‘unemployed’? Was everything taken…
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    Karla Porter

  • Who does sub-minimum wage really benefit?

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

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

    Karla
    26 May 2014 | 2:47 pm
    Recently I attended a community leadership meeting at the stunning Radisson Lackawanna Station, a six-story landmark that offers timeless elegance and modern services while maintaining the historic building’s original glory. Previously serving as a passenger train station, the beautiful neoclassical structure is listed with the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and received the 2011 Renovation Excellence Award. If you visit Scranton, PA, stay or visit – you will not be disappointed. The purpose of the tecBridge meeting was to discuss major economic development strategies…
  • Talent Talk Radio Show Interview

    Karla
    29 Apr 2014 | 11:52 am
    I recently joined Talent Talk Radio Show host Chris Dyer, CEO of PeopleG2, and Steve Danley, the CHRO for Orange County, CA, to share insights on talent, leadership and company culture. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. Be sure to listen to Talent Talk Radio Show every Tuesday at 4:00pm Eastern.
  • Good News and a Special Request

    Karla
    27 Apr 2014 | 8:17 am
    I work with young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities / autism at The Arc of Luzerne County – who are graduating a work readiness program at Luzerne County Community College. Would you please take a moment to sign their graduation card? Your support will mean so much to them! It just takes a second, then please pass it on TYVM! TRACE provides customized life and employability skills training, career exploration and mentoring, and a supervised experiential learning work apprenticeship related to aptitudes, career goals and skill development of the individual, and…
 
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    Rasmussen Career Services Blog

  • What Did You Want to Be When You Grew Up? [Survey]

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    We surveyed 300 Americans via a Google consumer survey to discover what they wanted to be when they grew up and what their dream career is right now. See if you can relate to their responses.
  • 9 Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Job Offer

    18 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    You're ready for a new job. You've begun the job search and landed an interview. However, before accepting the job there is plenty you need to know (and ask). We teamed up with Matt Allen, Rasmussen College career services advisor, to explore the questions you should ask a prospective employer before accepting a job offer.
  • The 6 Most Important Internship Tips & Takeaways

    11 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    An internship is an opportunity to showcase your current skills and develop new ones that will impress future employers-think of it as a 90-day job interview! It can be so much more than a temporary job if you know what you want to get out of the experience. So how can you make the most of this opportunity? We talked to career experts and professionals who work with interns to get the scoop for you.
  • Q&A: How To Avoid Job Search Mistakes [Event Recap]

    2 Jun 2014 | 10:00 pm
    When you are wrapped up in job hunting, you may not realize there are several things you could be doing differently that could make all the difference in how you find a job and whether you get hired. Our career experts revealed several common job search mistakes and how to avoid them during our most recent Career Development Google+ "Hangout on Air" May 19 titled Ask the Experts: How to Avoid the Common Job Search Mistakes.
  • What are the Different Types of Degrees?

    27 May 2014 | 10:00 pm
    You've undoubtedly encountered the tangled web of letters graduates list next to their names: AS, AA, BA, BS, BFA, MA, MFA, PhD, etc. You aren't the first to feel confused and intimidated by all of the alphabetical possibilities for your education. So here's a breakdown of the different types of degrees.
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    The Voice of Job Seekers

  • Got Job Gaps? How to be a College to Pro Parent

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    College students and their parents, with some exceptions, do not talk about long-range career plans. Job gaps after long periods of unemployment are frequent problems of re-engaging job seekers who take off of their career paths after 3 years or more. If either of these career-defining issues are yours, this is a must listen to episode. Your brand. Your voice. Employers are waiting to hear from you! Please sign up for my updates (What word is better than a newsletter? Suggestions please?). If you have a job search question, or a show suggestion contact me: Web:   TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com…
  • This is the Future of Work (as an Independent Contractor)

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    DeVry University’s Career Advisory Board along with MBO partners produced a survey this month entitled, “The Successful Independent Contractor: A Workforce Trend for the Future.”  This survey revealed the attributes of successful the independent contractor worker. By 2020, it is projected that one of two professionals will be either full or part-time contract workers (also known as 1099 employees). The intent of the survey was published to capture traits of successful professionals who thrive as 1099 workers. What does it take to work as an independent contractor employee? Alexandra…
  • How to Use Pinterest and LinkedIn Groups for Your Job Search

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
    Your job search can use any bit of leverage as possible. Job seekers using Pinterest could glean a little about companies, but they can benefit greatly through the connections made in LinkedIn groups. Although the creative professional in the job search mode will find value in displaying their boards, and following company boards, everyone is sure to be noticed through LinkedIn groups. Today’s episode will clarify how you can maximize both tools potential. Welcome to the show. Hopefully, you will enjoy and learn how to improve your job search from our show today. You can participate in an…
  • Your Job Search and My 32 Pound Loss

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    6 Jul 2014 | 10:06 pm
    A lean job search is what everyone wants, but are not willing to pay the price. It is similar to what people expect out of losing weight. Both have simple solutions. It’s the drive to achieve is complicated. Managing the many components is difficult. Tell someone who asks what did you do to lose weight, and you say cut out sugar and processed food, eat more vegetables, protein, and healthy fats and they will likely ask, “What’s your secret?” I want to tell the world that I lost 32 pounds since August 2013. I rather tell you that it is fat loss that I’m after, but a tangible…
  • Words That Empower Your Job Search

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    2 Jul 2014 | 11:37 pm
    Your job search is ignited by the use of power words, or extinguished by the lack of the right words. What you say and how you say it what an employer has from a resume or cover letter to decide if  they want to talk to you. On the infographic “word choice” section, adjectives that are frequently use are not the descriptive. The dictionary and thesaurus are great tools to help you with meaning and finding words that are more discriptive. Or you can use Grammarly, a spell checker that can help you find words that give your job search a competitive advantage. The extreme…
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    FlexJobs

  • 5 Best Tips to Create Work-Life Balance

    Work It, Mom
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:40 am
    If you're a working mom, you probably feel off balance more than you'd like. But you have the ability to create work-life balance for yourself. Here's how. The post 5 Best Tips to Create Work-Life Balance appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • Dad Enjoys Remote Job Perks like Family Time

    Kari Journigan
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:29 am
    Now that he's working from home, this successful job seeker has more family time, reduced costs, and a higher salary. Learn more about his remote job perks! The post Dad Enjoys Remote Job Perks like Family Time appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 100 Surprising Flexible and Remote Jobs

    Brie Weiler Reynolds
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:22 am
    FlexJobs has compiled 100 of the most surprising flexible and remote jobs we've ever seen! Check out these jobs which offer surprising flexibility. The post 100 Surprising Flexible and Remote Jobs appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 8 Ways to Get Work Experience for Your Resume

    Jessica Howington
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:57 am
    Moms, if you've been out of the workforce for a while, your resume might seem a bit bare. Use these 8 ideas to add work experience for your resume. The post 8 Ways to Get Work Experience for Your Resume appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 5 Companies with Freelance Jobs in New Jersey

    Jennifer Parris
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:22 am
    If you're looking for freelance jobs in New Jersey, we're featuring just five of the many companies offering them right now. See what's available! The post 5 Companies with Freelance Jobs in New Jersey appeared first on FlexJobs.
 
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    Come Recommended

  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Where People Job Search Most

    Olivia Adams
    24 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Mobile media devices from Bigstock Every Thursday, the Come Recommended blog ends the week with a wrap-up, bringing you the top news from the week for job seekers and employers. These articles highlight the latest trends in the industry. JOB & INTERNSHIP SEEKERS Mapping the World of Job Search: Where People Search and Why: In a new study by Indeed, 27.8 percent of job seekers are looking for jobs across state borders. Read more. What You Have in Common With Job Seekers From the 1970s: Back in the 1970s, people listed things like age and weight on a resume. This might seem…
  • 15 Career-Destroying Mistakes You Might Be Making

    Guest Author
    23 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Businessman in anger image from Bigstock. The following is a guest post by Zoey Smith. According to CareerBuilder, 35 percent of hiring managers have fired employees for showing up to work late. It is not easy to get into and hang onto a new job. It is, however, easy to let go of one if you are not careful. Let’s take a look at how to avoid some common career-destroying mistakes made by young professionals: 1. Not meaning what you say or saying what you mean. A successful career is all about building trust and credibility. The easiest way to lose your job is by losing…
  • How To Start Your Job Search When You’re Currently Employed

    Olivia Adams
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Hands holding looking for a job image from Bigstock. Are you trying to find something bigger and better than the job you have right now? Maybe it’s time for you to join the half of employed workers who are actively looking for a new job. There comes a time in our careers when we have to make the decision to find a new job. Whether it’s because our current job doesn’t meet our career goals or the income isn’t enough to pay the bills, there are endless reasons why people look for new jobs even when they’re employed. If you’re thinking about…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: 20 Best Jobs For Work Life Balance

    Olivia Adams
    17 Jul 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 20 Best Jobs for Work Life Balance: A new Glassdoor study reveals some of the best jobs for work/life balance including data scientist, SEO specialist, and social media manager. Read more.  Here’s Why You Should Leave Work Earlier Every Day: If you think working longer hours will impress your boss, you might want to…
  • 15 Simple Job Interview Attire Mistakes You’re Making

    Olivia Adams
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Last Man Standing image from Bigstock. Seven seconds. When it comes to making a first impression, time is of the essence. Research shows first impressions are made within seven to 17 seconds of meeting a person. As you prepare for job interviews, you want to do everything possible to make the best first impression you can. This means not only do you need to impress the interviewer with your skills and experience, but also you have to look the part. To help you make a great first impression during your next job interview, here are 15 job interview attire mistakes to avoid:…
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    Jobberman Insider

  • Basic Tips for Writing A Better CV

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:45 am
    Surname should be distinguishable from other name(s): Surname should be in capital block letter while the first and/or middle name should be in small letter E.g. “ADEDAYO Goodness Esther” or differentiate the surname from other name(s) using comma “ADEDAYO, GOODNESS ESTHER”.Arrangement of CV Content: List relevant information that stands you out on the job. List in order such as Name at the very top along with Contact Details(address, phone number and email address) followed by Career Profile/Summary/Objective, next is  Skill Summary/Areas of Expertise then Work Experience,…
  • Tips for writing a better Cover Letter

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:43 am
    Your cover letter is the recruiter’s first impression of you, and as such is an integral and vital part of the job application process. A high-quality cover letter will ensure that your CV is noticed, and will set you apart from the bulk of competition.Before writing a Cover letter, a few things should be done:Analyze Yourself: Consider what you have to offer and what skills/ qualifications are relevant to the position and organization.Analyze the Advertisement: Take note of the description of the work, not simply the job title. Assume that the duties outlined are the ones the employer…
  • Quit Multitasking: 8 Ways to Get More Done

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:09 am
    Multitasking is necessary and extremely beneficial at times and you might even be praised by your boss for doing it at work. But the truth is, dividing your attention among multiple things may prevent you from allocating the time and attention that is necessary to do an excellent job, and it can make you more susceptible to errors. It also consumes more time and energy than one might think.The human brain doesn’t really multitask, what the human brain does is “Time-sharing.Time-sharing works like this: Your brain can only actively think about one task at a time, so you focus on one…
  • Employee of the month

    Micheal Okeje
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:18 am
    Great employees spend the majority of their time helping other people succeed: Their Company, their employees, their customers and vendors and suppliers.Great employees also spend some time helping themselves succeed, both for selfish reasons and because their success creates success for others.To succeed you must stand out from the crowd. Here are five ways:Show a little of your personal side.Personal interests help other people to identify and remember you. That’s a huge advantage for a new employee or a company competing in a crowded market.Just make sure your personal interests…
  • International Scholarships for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    Freie Universität Berlin is offering scholarships for international Students to pursue undergraduate and graduate degree level. The purpose of the scholarship program is to support students with outstanding academic records showing exceptional merit.Scholarships are provided in the field of Art History, Ancient Studies, Classical Archeology or the Master’s program in Egyptology, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting and Taxation, Computer Science, Economics, M. Sc. Management and Marketing, Mathematics, Law and Veterinary Medicine.Benefit: Approximately 22 scholarships are…
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    Women Powering Business

  • Women Powering Technology, Part 3

    Kimberly Fahey
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:03 pm
    Kimberly Fahey The third installment of our Women Powering Technology series features Pam Stenson, President of the CIO Executive Council. She is charged with growing a community of the senior-most IT leaders across the world for the purpose of harnessing their thought leadership to evolve the IT profession. Pam manages the Council team to ensure world-class service delivery, sets the strategic direction of the organization, and works intimately with the Council’s member leadership and board of advisors. Pam has over 20 years experience in IT and has been a valuable part of the Council…
  • The “Not Sorry” Campaign: Randstad Women Leaders Weigh In

    WPB Expert
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    When Pantene released a video examining the way women overuse the word “sorry,” it got the public talking about the power of language and how women are so quick to apologize for things that aren’t their fault. Whether it’s habit or learned behavior, many women use this five-letter word as a way to appear softer and more likeable — especially in the workplace. But is it time for women to stop apologizing so much? “Sorry is a crutch — a tyrannical lady-crutch,” according to a Time article. ”It’s a space filler, a hedge, a way to politely ask…
  • The Confidence Gap, Part 2: Mentoring Millennials

    Michelle Prince
    10 Jul 2014 | 10:16 am
    The media attention surrounding The Confidence Code — a popular book written by journalists Katty Kay and Claire Shipman –has raised awareness around how working women may be holding themselves back from leadership positions due to their own lack of self-confidence. But where do Millennials fit in? Known for their ambition, self-awareness and high-education, do Millennial women (born between 1982 and 1994) fall prey to the confidence gap too? Baby Boomers Lean Back, Millennials Lean In According to Trang Chu at The Guardian, “While this may be true for a generation of Baby…
  • Gender Leadership Styles: Is It Really Man Versus vs. Woman?

    WPB Expert
    26 Jun 2014 | 12:43 pm
    Effective leaders frequently exude an identifiable style. Female leaders are often known for their ability to listen and multitask, while their male counterparts are praised for being strong and aggressive. But do valuable leadership qualities stem from gender or are they developed over time from life experiences? In a recent Forbes article, Lisa Serwin, CEO at AppMedicin, makes an argument for the latter and expresses her concern “that media—not to mention we the reader—may be trivializing things a bit when we laud the ‘womanly’ style of a female CEO.” In fact, genders often…
  • Women Powering Technology Series, Part Two

    Kimberly Fahey
    18 Jun 2014 | 7:43 am
    Kimberly Fahey The second installment of our Women Powering Technology series features: Evelyn Miraglia, Senior Manager, Business Continuity at Coach. A former UNIX production engineer, Miraglia currently specializes in business continuity management, business continuity planning, crisis management and disaster recovery planning for the New York-based luxury leather goods company. She has 19 years of experience in information management, information systems and technology within various industries, including  financial, pharmaceutical, healthcare, government, insurance and retail.
 
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    HR C-Suite

  • Workplace Issues: The Untouchable Employee

    Lynne Curry, Ph.d., SPHR
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Question: Our business development manager slams anyone who dares dispute him. He thinks he’s immune from consequences as he brings so much money into our company. As I don’t live in fear, I took him on in a recent staff meeting. His comeback was “Young lady, if I may call you that, you need a […]
  • 6 Steps To Improve Your Organization’s Performance

    Rosanna Nadeau, SPHR
    20 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    It’s no surprise to read the findings of The Conference Board’s survey, “The Conference Board CEO Challenge® 2014: People and Performance”. In our sluggish economy, mergers and acquisitions not withstanding, the capacity for a business to grow rests in the hands of its people. CEOs throughout the world are driving to improving organizational performance regardless […]
  • Effective Delegation for First Time HR Managers

    Helen Sabell
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Being a manager of department is rarely an easy task, but managing a whole human resources (HR) department can be tricky, especially when it comes to delegating tasks and doling out work. You’re in charge of a group of people, who will go to your for answers to employee questions about benefits, time-off and school […]
  • The Rise of Business Intelligence in Global Human Resource Management

    Robert Cordray
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Since the emergence of the global human Resources management (HRM) system concept, companies have seen great advancement with business intelligence (BI). In their effort to create sustainable HRM human resource departments now undergo a constant state of discovery. Research and development no longer restricted to product innovation, HRM has gotten a serious boost from BI […]
  • The #1 Mistake Managers Make

    Rosanna Nadeau, SPHR
    13 Jul 2014 | 6:00 pm
    There’s a multitude of articles telling managers to share business information openly with their workforces. Transparency is what we’re seeking in the workplace, so we share business results, performance against targets, financial spreadsheets and balanced scorecards. But, even organizations who talk about the business regularly find that only 13% of employees actually take in the […]
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    Interactive Resume Builder

  • Win Your Potential Interview with the Right Presentation of Your Qualification

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

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

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

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

    admin
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:53 pm
    Do you know what an important aspect of your job hunt is? If you are not giving importance to writing your resume then it’s high time to learn how to write it. Your resume makes or breaks your first best impression. Remember, your resume is not mere a document that present your credentials. In fact, it is like a brochure that sells you in the job market. Hence, if your aim is to land job interviews with your resume then you need to remember a few simple yet significant things to turn your resume into a job generating machine. 1. Choose a proper resume structure for your resume – Resume…
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    salescareer.net

  • Free Kindle Book Offer: Sales Interview Questions and Answers

    Jimmy
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:24 am
    To help candidates prepare for an upcoming sales job interview, I am offering a 100% discount for the next 4 days for my new kindle book:  "Sell Me This Pen! Plus 55 Sales Job Interview Questions & Answers".Please do leave a kindle review as a thank you and I appreciate it.  I hope that the information contained in this book will help someone land their next dream sales job.  If you have a kindle or a kindle account, simple click on the link below and download on your Kindle for FREE!100 % Discount ends this Sunday and will not be repeated.Sell Me This Pen!: Plus, 55 Sales Interview…
  • Sell Me This Pen! Plus 55 Sales Interview Questions and Answers Kindle Book

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

    Jimmy
    9 Feb 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Reserve your copy today at deep discounts.  The 30/60/90 Day plan pre-launch sale!Pre-Launch Sale for the 30/60/90 Day Kit -  eBook Guide & templates to help you create and understand how to use the 30/60/90 day plan for your next job interview.  Price will go up to $12.95 on July 16th, 2014.  You will be automatically sent an email with link to product on launch date.  Place your pre-order today for the discounted price of $3.99!For more information visit:  30/60/90 Day PlanIncoming search terms:salespeople30 60 90 day sales plans30/60/90 plan for pharmaceutical product launch
  • One Good Reason Why You Really Need a 30/60/90 Day Plan for a Sales Interview

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

    Jimmy
    16 Jan 2014 | 12:38 am
    During a sales job interview, I usually ask the candidate what motivates them.  I am sure this question is asked in other industries and the best answers are different for each industry.  For example, if you were interviewing for a creative art type of job, the answer to this question would definitely be different than if you were going for a sales position.  This article tackles this question specifically for the sales job interview.WHY SALES MANAGERS ASK THIS QUESTIONWe ask this question to uncover what drives you and to find out what motivates you.  For sales, professionals that are…
 
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    Executive Resume Services

  • What LinkedIn’s New Publishing Platform Can Do For Your Job Search

    Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    24 Jul 2014 | 6:35 am
    By now I’m sure you’ve seen the constant updates in your LinkedIn news/status feeds from your connections. Where are they coming from and why are they here all of a sudden? LinkedIn has opened up its publishing platform –also called Long Form—so that you not only get regular content from the people you follow (i.e. Richard Branson, Martha Stewart), but also from your connections. They began with inviting 25,000 members and then slowly opened it up to everyone. If you are wondering how this might work for you and your job search, or how to get started, here are a few tips. 1.     …
  • 5 Habits That Advance Your Career

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    When someone has been been promoted often enough, they know what it takes to advance a career. Marillyn Hewson, who is Chairman, President and CEO of Lockheed Martin shares from her experience in 5 Habits That Can Lead to a Promotion. There are advantages to staying with a company and working your way up the ladder, but these habits will be good ones to develop no matter where you are working in the next decade or so. Here is what she looks for and encourages: Look for ways to solve problems on the job. Anticipating, identifying, and creatively addressing issues shows leadership potential.
  • Don’t Forget To Shine Your Shoes

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:18 am
    Did you know that the mistake made most often in getting ready for an interview is unkempt shoes? According to the Shoe Service Institute of America, 89% of business recruiters rate good grooming high on the requirement list for senior executive material, and the way you take care of your shoes is a big part of the image you present. Here’s another quote from this source: “Shoes are a reflection of their owner’s personality. That’s what both personnel professionals — who have been known to observe people closely — and white collar workers (the people they…
  • Decode Summertime Casual Fridays

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Do you ever feel like “Casual Friday” in the summer months is like looking at an artistic photo that’s supposed to mean something? The problem is, everyone interprets that meaning in a slightly different way. Business Casual is tricky anyway (the link is to all the blogs on this site that address the subject), but summer heat and vacation mode seem to make “casual” more important than “business” for a lot of us. The problem is that the wrong kind of casual keeps you from being taken seriously. Break The Code In Your Workplace It doesn’t really…
  • A Visual View Of Resume Keywords

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    Have you ever made a word cloud? The most popular version of a word (or tag) cloud generator is Wordle, but there are many other options out there. Teachers love creating word clouds for visual learners because it helps the student see the most frequently used vocabulary in a text.  But you can use your favorite word cloud generator to compare the frequency of words in a job opening and your resume. Here’s why I think this is a good idea: you’ll quickly see if any words in your resume match the words in the ad. What you are seeing in that word cloud is the key vocabulary in the…
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    The Career Closet

  • COLLEGE: THE “THINKING YEARS”

    The Career Closet
    6 Jul 2014 | 6:43 pm
    When I went to college I didn’t have all my little duckies in a row. As embarrassing as it is, it took me 6.5 years to get a 4 year degree. I called these my “thinking years…” What’s worse is that I have a twin brother, and he graduated from college 3 years prior to me. Little […]
  • THERE’S A COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP FOR EVERYONE

    The Career Closet
    7 Feb 2014 | 6:48 am
    Finding some money to pay for college takes some work, but a little effort in applying for college scholarships surely goes a long way …GPA, Athletics, extracurricular aren’t the only things scholarship committees look for. There are hundreds of scholarships for regular old you and me! There are scholarships out there for every type of […]
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    Welcome to the Career Psychologist

  • The Hard Thing about Hard Choices

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

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

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

    Nimita Shah
    9 Mar 2014 | 2:23 pm
    Five years on after making my career change, I felt fear. Fear that I am not working hard enough. Fear that maybe I am not doing the right thing and wasting time. Fear that I am not good enough or achieving as much as the next person. And yet this is the life I have chosen! After feeling stuck for so long in a career where it felt like a part of my soul was dying every day, I decided to go back to university and study Psychology. I was petrified but it also felt liberating to do something simply because I liked it without thinking about where it would take me. A few years later, I am…
  • Taking action is sometimes the first step

    Tas
    16 Feb 2014 | 4:29 am
    It has been a few months since I wrote a blog post.  I haven’t been able to come up with a ‘great idea’ for a blog post.  My mind tells me ‘Rob writes so well, better that he writes the blog’ or ‘others express things better than me, why try?’ or ‘I need to think of something amazing, and until I think of something amazing, I can’t write anything’ or ‘Something needs to emotionally move me, before I can write about it’ – So – I procrastinate, and procrastinate and experience more and more anxiety about writing blog posts for TCP. This is where values come in. …
 
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    J Patrick + Associates Blog

  • How Savvy Executives Use Twitter to Land Jobs Faster

    Daniel Sullivan
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Twitter seems to be a “love it” or “hate it” kind of platform. Regardless of what side of the fence you are on one thing remains certain: Twitter is a powerful tool that can help you build your own personal brand and expertise. It’s also a gold mine of job opportunities. Using Twitter effectively involves a lot more than just sharing random status updates. Use these tips on how savvy executives use Twitter to land jobs faster and start building clout within your own social media accounts.   Use Twitter to Share Instead of Sell If there was a number one rule Twitter it…
  • How to Look For a Job If It’s Been 10+ Years Since You’ve Had To

    Daniel Sullivan
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you’re a very experienced professional it may have been a while since the last time you looked for a job. If you were lucky you got swooped up out of college and have been with the same company ever since. Now you’re starting to notice that being employed by the same company for life is a thing of the past. You may have noticed that even executives are changing jobs. You’ve realized that it’s time to move on to bigger and better things, but you feel overwhelmed by all the changes that have happened since you last had to look. Use this handy guide to help you get back in the game.
  • Cloud Job Market: Preparing for the Zettabyte Era

    Daniel Sullivan
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    According to Cisco, two-thirds of all traffic moving forward will be delivered through the cloud. This makes it official: we are now in the zettabyte era of cloud technology. In fact, IDC predicts that the volume of digital content will soon increase by 48 percent to 2.7 ZB. This practice is placing a great deal of strain on private networks. Take Netflix, for instance, which recently saw its video traffic jump 35 percent in just one year. Companies are scrambling to optimize data centers and avoid the expenses of network downtime, which can be devastating for business. As a result, more jobs…
  • Data Center IaaS: The Next Frontier

    Daniel Sullivan
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Right now, there are two industries targeted for tremendous growth over the coming year: data centers and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers.  Why exactly are these two infrastructure solutions thriving?  The answer lies in the demand for insatiable access to information and big data.  More than ever before, large enterprises are now focusing on collecting, storing and transferring information.  This information needs to be transported and housed in data centers, on equipment that is scalable, optimized and efficient.  What started solely as ‘server…
  • Tech Leader Roles Changing Amidst Growing Cloud and Data Center Use

    Daniel Sullivan
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    The proliferation of data center and cloud use across the business world is creating enormous opportunity for IT professionals.  In the banking industry, for example, 64 percent of activity currently takes place in the cloud, having doubled since last year.  As a result of this dramatic growth, IT is evolving from a maintenance role into a strategic and revenue-generating aspect of daily business.  U.S. News, for instance, named the positions of Software Developer and Computer Systems Analyst first and second on its list of the Top 100 Jobs of 2014, respectively.   As…
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    Job Interview Tools

  • How to interview for an internal position

    Don Georgevich
    24 Jul 2014 | 4:16 pm
    Even though you may not be interviewing for a job at your existing company, some of these tips are perfectly in line with interviewing for jobs everywhere. It’s a good read either way… You have a great advantage because you already work there. I would suggest talking about your current accomplishments within the company where […]
  • 4 ways to brag about yourself in the interview

    Don Georgevich
    22 Jul 2014 | 9:52 am
    What are your biggest accomplishments? It’s okay to brag here, but just a little. Don’t spend too much time with this answer as the interviewer is just looking for a short answer and is interested in what you have done recently. Make sure your answer is related to your career and not your personal life. […]
  • How to answer questions about employment gaps

    Don Georgevich
    22 Jul 2014 | 8:11 am
    Are you worried about employment gaps? Are you even more worried what you’ll say to prospective employers about the large gaps on your resume? I made a short video for you that will give you a few good pointers on how to handle situations like this. This stuff is right out of my #1 resume […]
  • 3 key factors when applying for internal positions

    Don Georgevich
    27 Jun 2014 | 6:43 am
    Even though you may not be interviewing for a job at your existing company, you can use these concepts when interviewing for jobs everywhere. It’s a good read either way… You have a great advantage because you already work there. I would suggest talking about your current accomplishments within the company where you work. Highlight […]
  • What everybody ought to know about job interviews

    Don Georgevich
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:01 am
    I’m always getting asked by job seekers, “what can I do to really stand out in my interview.” Here’s three simple things you can do that will make a world of difference on your next interview. 1. Ability to prove worth It is one thing to call yourself an effective leader or that you’re able […]
 
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    Authentic Resume Branding

  • Breakthrough Tips for a Sexier LinkedIn Profile

    Rosa
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:32 pm
    YOUR CORPORATE HEADSHOT MATTERS What is that old adage? A picture is worth a thousand words! That’s right. This is especially true now that job searching and networking is conducted almost exclusively through digital communication tools. You don’t have to be a bombshell, but you must be aware that online images have equal if not greater impact than […] The post Breakthrough Tips for a Sexier LinkedIn Profile appeared first on Authentic Resume Branding.
  • Hidden Marketing Strategies for a Winning Executive Resume

    Rosa
    18 Apr 2014 | 8:54 am
      Take an honest look at your resume. Go ahead…I’ll wait. Now, tell me, what did you feel? Are you proud of this dossier? Did you discover that your best triumphs jump off the page and grab you? Does it highlight your best accomplishments, paying homage to your legacy? Has it outlined the steps of […] The post Hidden Marketing Strategies for a Winning Executive Resume appeared first on Authentic Resume Branding.
  • The Executive Resume: Rising Trends & Marketing Solutions

    Rosa
    11 Mar 2014 | 5:17 pm
    Many of the clients I’ve partnered with are embarking on ‘next-career’ moves. What that means is they are gainfully employed, but ‘itching’ for the next challenge. What I’ve discerned is that there are several common trends emerging among my recent clientele. If you will, allow me to share a few with you today. The One-Company Executive Several of the executives […] The post The Executive Resume: Rising Trends & Marketing Solutions appeared first on Authentic Resume Branding.
  • 10 Ways You Could Be Committing Career Suicide

    Rosa
    30 Sep 2013 | 9:02 am
    Are YOU Committing Career Suicide? Many Professionals Are.   Halt! Please stop surfing and read this article because you could unknowingly be on your way to committing career suicide! Cautionary tale: I’ve witnessed many job seekers, including high-ranking executives, arrive at the shocking realization that they’ve progressively carved an unfavorable, seemingly intractable career path. Why? […] The post 10 Ways You Could Be Committing Career Suicide appeared first on Authentic Resume Branding.
  • Major Mistakes Executives are Making on LinkedIn

    Rosa
    10 Jun 2013 | 10:33 am
    Let’s get right into it. Shall we?   #1 – No picture. Profiles with no pictures are ignored [because they are boring]. Please place a picture on LinkedIn. Stop procrastinating, get a nice headshot, Photoshop it just a bit if you must, but get one pronto! Contrary to what others will say regarding attire, I […] The post Major Mistakes Executives are Making on LinkedIn appeared first on Authentic Resume Branding.
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    jobs, employment in USA - Careerjet

  • Regional Class A Driver - Weekends Off

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Trucking Company - Bridgewater, VA - Regional Class A Driver - Weekends Off Call 1-800-343-1772.Truck drivers average $53,000 a year!Great benefits.Regional drivers will enjoy weekends off! Requirements:â¢6 months of tractor trailer experience in the past year or 1 full year in the past 5 yearsâ¢No more than 3 movin...
  • State Capacity Liaison

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Fort Leavenworth, KS - Armed Forces Services Corporation is seeking State Capacity Liaisons to improve and meet the behavioral health, faith, legal and financial needs of Service members and Families through integration of DoD and civilian family program services in the state. The State Capacity Liaiso...
  • Executive Medical Director, Latin America (based in NJ) Job

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Celgene Corporation - Summit, NJ - Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health. We value our passion for patients, quest for...
  • Guest Experience Captain

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar - Chandler, AZ - Buffalo Wild Wings Grill Bar is one of the Top 10 Fastest Growing Restaurant Chains in the country. Our concept is more than just a NY-style wing joint with twenty-one signature sauces and seasonings. We are a fun, edgy, high-energy and easygoing sports bar with a full menu provi...
  • Non Profit Fundraiser/Team Captain - Houston

    25 Jul 2014 | 10:44 am
    donorworx, Inc. - Houston, TX - As a face-to-face fundraiser and advocate, you are on the front-line fundraising to make a change that will impact future generations. This position is ideal for those who have a huge heart, are goal orientated, and love meeting new people. Who are we? is North America's premier...
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    Career Rocketeer - Career Search and Personal Branding Blog

  • Want to Improve Your Job Search? Step Away from Your Computer!

    Harry Urschel
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    Your PC and the internet are clearly valuable and critical tools in an effective job search in todays market. The vast majority of job seekers, however, spend far too much time in front of their computer and not nearly enough time in front of people that can have a much greater impact on their job [...]
  • [Introverts Only] Getting the Most Career Boost Out of Your Personality

    Dorothy Tannahill-Moran
    11 Jun 2014 | 3:30 am
    If you are an introvert, or think you are I’m sure by now, you’ve heard and know of all the possible downsides to our personality type. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to start talking about the good news and the great parts of who we are. It’s also time to start talking [...]
  • Personal Branding a Resume: Tricks of the Trade

    Perry Newman
    9 Jun 2014 | 5:55 pm
    You’ve all heard the term establishing a Personal Brand before, but how many of you know what this means? In my book, finding the means to visually have a resume stand out from dozens of others in the hopper is a start to establishing your personal brand. I will share with you some of the [...]
  • Why a Great Resume is Your First Step to a Successful Job Interview

    Perry Newman
    3 Jun 2014 | 5:44 pm
    Job search in the new millennium is different and difficult for many job seekers, especially Men & Women of A Certain Age, professionals who are used to being recruited, people at all levels in all professions who have not been involved in a job search or updated and modernized their résumé for at least the [...]
  • Knowing Your Audience Yields Better Results

    Perry Newman
    20 May 2014 | 5:26 pm
    I am a major proponent of getting to know your audience as much and possible before writing a resume and interviewing for a job. I once heard this story from a client who worked for Microsoft in the early days. I’d like to share it with you, especially if you believe One-Size-Fits-All in a resume [...]
 
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    Resume 555

  • Will Your Cover Letter Grab the HR Manager’s Attention?

    Ava Jones
    20 Jul 2014 | 1:51 pm
    Who is the first person to see your resume when searching for a new job? It is usually the Human Resources Manager. That person probably will see dozens of resumes for a new job posting. It is imperative that you grab their attention with the cover letter to make them pause and look at your resume. You don’t want your resume to be tossed to the side because of a sloppy cover letter or because you left out pertinent details. That is the quickest way to lose the prospect of a top executive position. Or any position for that matter. The cover letter needs to be as well thought out as your…
  • Tips for a Successful Job Interview

    Ava Jones
    7 Jul 2014 | 8:40 am
    Firstly, if you have gotten as far as the interview stage of a job application, then well done! There are many people who will also have applied for this job and who haven’t been as successful. It is a fantastic feeling when you know that a company likes the sound of you enough to invite you to an interview and now is the time to really showcase yourself. One of the most important things to do is not to panic. It is easy to worry about a job interview and let nerves build up; this can ruin the whole experience for you and make it much harder to showcase yourself as much as you could. There…
  • Fighting Job Search Depression

    Ava Jones
    10 Jun 2014 | 2:30 pm
    Do you know anyone working their dream job right now? How many people do you know that are working a job they hate just to pay the bills, all the while holding out hope that their dream job will plop right down in their laps? All they are waiting for is the right time, right? If you ventured a guess, the latter probably outnumbered the former by quite a large margin. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, considering that people have to pay bills to live, so they have a vested interest in earning a paycheck. But, some people find themselves completely restless with the path they’ve chosen…
  • Will Your Cover Letter Grab the HR Manager’s Attention?

    Ava Jones
    5 Apr 2014 | 4:19 pm
    Who is the first person to see your resume when searching for a new job? It is usually the Human Resources Manager. That person probably will see dozens of resumes for a new job posting. It is imperative that you grab their attention with the cover letter to make them pause and look at your resume. You don’t want your resume to be tossed to the side because of a sloppy cover letter or because you left out pertinent details. That is the quickest way to lose the prospect of a top executive position. Or any position for that matter. The cover letter needs to be as well thought out as your…
  • Interview Syndrome? Relax! You’ve Got This!

    Ava Jones
    11 Mar 2014 | 12:18 pm
    Some people get a rise in blood pressure simply by visiting the doctor (me included!). This is called white coat syndrome. For lack of a better term, interview syndrome is when you get extremely nervous before a job interview. Relax! You can do it, you got this. Be confident above anything else. It’s important to understand that if you exhibit extreme jitters and can’t form your sentences correctly, it’s going to show during the interview and really hurt your chances of landing the job. Prospective employers are going to wonder why you are so nervous in the first place. Now, you’re…
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    CareerFuel » Blog

  • 3 Job Search Lessons I Learned from The USA Men’s Soccer Team

    Luke Shehata
    15 Jul 2014 | 11:06 am
    Over the past three weeks, the USA Men’s Soccer Team ran and kicked their way into the hearts of millions as they competed in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Team USA was the underdog story with every game they played. Following a win, tie, and loss in the group stages, team USA advanced through “The Group of Death” and proved to the world that we could be a contender in the other “futball.” As I watched the games, I found connections between Team USA’s quest and my internship search this summer. Reflecting on the World Cup, I couldn’t help but realize that I too had faced long…
  • Pink slipped, Again.

    G Peters
    8 Jul 2014 | 11:08 am
    I got an email the other day from a former newspaper colleague who had just been pink slipped by yet another employer. It was like getting a note from a brother from another mother who had also been marked by the scarlet letter of a second job layoff in less than a decade. While it’s been a year since I went back to work, I can still feel the pain of the uncertainty that comes when you or a friend is told that his or her services are no longer needed. That gut-wrenching “what am I going to do next” feeling that comes with job loss. The story was all too familiar: funding is short,…
  • Help Wanted for State Government Jobs Sites

    AnnMarie McIlwain
    12 Jun 2014 | 10:05 am
    The latest employment figures are out and Wall Street is cheering the modest improvements. Meanwhile, the people on Main Street can’t stop worrying about the recession that started seven years ago and supposedly ended five years ago as evidenced by the latest Gallup poll showing that jobs and the economy are the number one and two issues for Americans. There are a multitude of factors preventing people from getting jobs, particularly well-paying ones. One of them is the outdated material found on each of the 50 state Department of Labor (DOL) sites. Annually, the DOL gives states over…
  • The Unemployed as Shadow People

    G Peters
    9 Jun 2014 | 6:27 am
    I will ride my bicycle this summer, not so much because I can, but because I want to. Three years ago I became a shadow person, one of those nameless faceless people who fill up the ranks of the jobless, or even worse, who have exhausted their unemployment and must rely on odd jobs and family favors to keep things going. It was my second media layoff in as much time. The first time I was laid off, I never really became a shadow person because I fell from unemployed status to semi-employed and then fully employed within a month. But the second layoff was followed by a full-on case of the…
  • Unemployed with Dignity

    G Peters
    29 May 2014 | 8:15 am
    I fear for the shadow people because they are my peeps. Who are the shadow people? They are the countless thousands and millions of nameless faceless people in the United States who no longer appear in the monthly jobless figures. They are a silent minority that are working for their next career break or who have adapted to a shrunken household economy. Either way, they live in the shadows of an economy that is struggling to regain its footing. Among the shadow people are those who have been looking for jobs for so long that their unemployment has run out. Detractors will say these are…
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    ZipRecruiter

  • When to Turn Down a Job Offer

    Nicole Cavazos
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:53 am
    After months of pounding the pavement, submitting countless applications and going on interviews, you’ve been offered a job at last. There’s just one problem. You’re not as excited as you should be. The post When to Turn Down a Job Offer appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • The Right Way to Terminate an Employee

    Matt Krumrie
    23 Jul 2014 | 10:56 am
    No HR professional gets into the industry to fire or terminate employees. But it is unfortunately a necessary evil of the job. The post The Right Way to Terminate an Employee appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • How To Write The Perfect Resume for Any Job

    Scott Garner
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:35 am
    Writing a great resume is more than art, it's a science. We analyzed our resume database of over 3 million resumes to scientifically determine how to write the perfect resume. The post How To Write The Perfect Resume for Any Job appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • Hiring 101: How To Prioritize Which Open Positions To Fill

    Matt Krumrie
    18 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am
    Every HR professional and recruiter faces the challenge of knowing how to balance hiring needs. Here's how to prioritize which open positions to fill. The post Hiring 101: How To Prioritize Which Open Positions To Fill appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • Can MOOC’s Help Your Career?

    Nicole Cavazos
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:25 am
    Massive Open Online Classes, or MOOC's, are a popular, free way to take college courses from some of the best universities. But can MOOC's help your career? The post Can MOOC’s Help Your Career? appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
 
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    J Patrick + Associates Blog

  • How Savvy Executives Use Twitter to Land Jobs Faster

    Daniel Sullivan
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Twitter seems to be a “love it” or “hate it” kind of platform. Regardless of what side of the fence you are on one thing remains certain: Twitter is a powerful tool that can help you build your own personal brand and expertise. It’s also a gold mine of job opportunities. Using Twitter effectively involves a lot more than just sharing random status updates. Use these tips on how savvy executives use Twitter to land jobs faster and start building clout within your own social media accounts.   Use Twitter to Share Instead of Sell If there was a number one rule Twitter it…
  • How to Look For a Job If It’s Been 10+ Years Since You’ve Had To

    Daniel Sullivan
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you’re a very experienced professional it may have been a while since the last time you looked for a job. If you were lucky you got swooped up out of college and have been with the same company ever since. Now you’re starting to notice that being employed by the same company for life is a thing of the past. You may have noticed that even executives are changing jobs. You’ve realized that it’s time to move on to bigger and better things, but you feel overwhelmed by all the changes that have happened since you last had to look. Use this handy guide to help you get back in the game.
  • Cloud Job Market: Preparing for the Zettabyte Era

    Daniel Sullivan
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    According to Cisco, two-thirds of all traffic moving forward will be delivered through the cloud. This makes it official: we are now in the zettabyte era of cloud technology. In fact, IDC predicts that the volume of digital content will soon increase by 48 percent to 2.7 ZB. This practice is placing a great deal of strain on private networks. Take Netflix, for instance, which recently saw its video traffic jump 35 percent in just one year. Companies are scrambling to optimize data centers and avoid the expenses of network downtime, which can be devastating for business. As a result, more jobs…
  • Data Center IaaS: The Next Frontier

    Daniel Sullivan
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Right now, there are two industries targeted for tremendous growth over the coming year: data centers and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers.  Why exactly are these two infrastructure solutions thriving?  The answer lies in the demand for insatiable access to information and big data.  More than ever before, large enterprises are now focusing on collecting, storing and transferring information.  This information needs to be transported and housed in data centers, on equipment that is scalable, optimized and efficient.  What started solely as ‘server…
  • Tech Leader Roles Changing Amidst Growing Cloud and Data Center Use

    Daniel Sullivan
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    The proliferation of data center and cloud use across the business world is creating enormous opportunity for IT professionals.  In the banking industry, for example, 64 percent of activity currently takes place in the cloud, having doubled since last year.  As a result of this dramatic growth, IT is evolving from a maintenance role into a strategic and revenue-generating aspect of daily business.  U.S. News, for instance, named the positions of Software Developer and Computer Systems Analyst first and second on its list of the Top 100 Jobs of 2014, respectively.   As…
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    The Recruiters Lounge

  • Should You Let Your Employees Work Remotely?

    Andrew Morris
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:17 am
    It has long been held that employees are more productive when they are at a workplace. However, a recent study by Employer Alliance in Singapore suggests that companies who are willing to offer a remote working environment for their employees could potentially reduce overhead costs and increase productivity and profit. Moreover, the study found that employers who […]
  • RevolutionHR launches HR focused crowd-funding campaign making history as pioneer in #HRTech

    Jessica Merrell
    20 Jun 2014 | 6:30 am
    “You’re greater than you know…” New software is designed to help you achieve greatness in life and work by using latest technology. Dallas, TX – June 20, 2014 – RevolutionHR, has announced it will launch a crowd funding campaign this summer for it’s new product, MaximusLife, focused on making you great at life and work. MaximusLife is seeking $50,000 […]
  • 6 Recruitment Trends For 2014

    Andrew Morris
    19 Jun 2014 | 7:17 am
    With the economy gearing up for growth and the unemployment rate still trending below the Australian national average, many recruiters are predicting a healthy 2014 for the jobs market across many sectors. Indeed, one sector that is forecast to grow significantly over the next 12 months is the technology sector and the business of Big […]
  • Prisoners Become More Employable with HGV-driving Lessons

    Blake McCammon
    17 Jun 2014 | 7:17 am
    HMP Standford Hill on the Isle of Sheppey in Kent has launched a scheme that allows its inmates to learn how to drive HGVs and forklift trucks. The initiative is designed to reduce re-offending and make ex-offenders more employable once they have served their sentence. Developed with Mainstream Training, the courses will either be held […]
  • TalentCircles Talent Community Tapped For ResCare Workforce Service

    Jessica Merrell
    12 Jun 2014 | 9:35 am
    LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (June 12, 2014) – ResCare Workforce Services – America’s leading provider of workforce services – has established a working relationship with TalentCircles that will improve the way employers and job seekers are matched together in more than 300 Career Centers throughout the nation. The recently formed business partnership will leverage a new ResCare […]
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    Career Musings

  • The Best Day For Your Job Search

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

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

    Daisy Wright
    9 Jun 2014 | 4:00 am
    If it’s Monday morning, it’s time for the Monday Rx, a daily dose or picker-upper for those who hate Mondays! @CareerTips2Go “When you reach an obstacle, turn it into an opportunity. You have the choice. You can overcome and be a winner, or you can allow it to overcome you and be a loser. The choice is yours and yours alone. Refuse to throw in the towel. Go that extra mile that failures refuse to travel. It is far better to be exhausted from success than to be rested in failure.” ~Mary Kay Ash What obstacles are you facing right now? Can’t find a job? Not getting…
  • Monday Rx: Don’t Let the No’s Stop You!

    Daisy Wright
    26 May 2014 | 7:00 am
    Jobseeker, this is your Monday Morning Rx!   Monday Rx The post Monday Rx: Don’t Let the No’s Stop You! appeared first on Career Musings.
  • 6 Tell-tale Signs Your Interview Went Terribly Wrong

    Daisy Wright
    20 May 2014 | 2:07 pm
    Job seekers, there is a huge difference between arrogance and confidence; watch your body language, and beware of your cell phone etiquette. After all, you are in an interview! It might be astonishing for some job seekers to find out that the interview in which they thought they did so well, actually went terribly wrong. And, many of the mistakes they made would’ve prevented them from moving to the next step. In late 2013, CareerBuilder surveyed 406 hiring managers and human resource professionals across Canada. Their major findings are shown below: While this infographic may add a touch of…
 
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    Start My Consulting Business

  • The 1 question you need to answer when you start consulting

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

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

    Greg Miliates
    3 Apr 2014 | 10:50 am
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. I’m excited to show this to you because it includes some of the deeper material from the Client Pipeline Mastery course — specifically, on selling. And though I reveal the power behind an ideal client profile, I also show how to prevent making the single biggest consulting mistake I see people make. In short, you can crack the code and learn to systematically build a reliable pipeline of high-value clients, just like my other students have, and even ramp it into full self-employment. Today, a…
  • The biggest thing I wish I knew starting out

    Greg Miliates
    31 Mar 2014 | 1:31 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. When you start out in your consulting business, there are tons of things you have no idea about, and getting clients–since it’s the foundation of your business–is one of those things. But first, if you haven’t yet registered for tomorrow’s (4/1/2014) free webcast, where: I’ll reveal the exact ways I get clients, and you’ll get access to a proposal example that allowed me to earn $300/hour),  you need to save your spot (registration is free, but required). Click…
  • 5 stupid things I did to get clients when I started my consulting business

    Greg Miliates
    30 Mar 2014 | 12:01 pm
    Start My Consulting Business - Ditch your day job. Make things happen. Change your life. Apparently I hit a nerve with last week’s 3 Huge Mistakes post: a lot of you said you’ve been wasting time on busyness instead of business, and as a result haven’t been able to get clients. In today’s post, I’ll share 5 stupid things I did to get clients when I started my consulting business. We all make stupid mistakes, and few “gurus” and self-proclaimed “experts” talk about their failures. Why not? Well, who cares whether an “expert”…
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    The Burnout Specialist

  • How to Build Your Most Supportive Community

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

    benfanning
    9 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    Ever strolled into the boss' office, shared a big idea, then discovered it fell flat? Or ever put your heart and soul into a presentation but found the audience sleeping? It's pretty easy to get frustrated in these situations. So today I'm offering a tip to boost your effectiveness and ease the frustration...
  • Why You Can Always Think Like a Marketer

    benfanning
    18 Jun 2014 | 11:14 am
    Interested in more success at work? Try marketing to your boss and coworkers. Here's how...
  • 3 Steps to Give Yourself a Job Promotion

    benfanning
    28 May 2014 | 9:19 am
    There’s little more frustrating then waiting on a job promotion. In fact, the very definition of a getting a job promotion is a source of pain -- “the action of raising someone to a higher position or rank”. This definition shows the essence of the problem - a job promotion is something done to you. While you can certainly influence whether or not you get a job promotion, the reality is that a job promotion isn't within your control...at least until now.
  • When Your Coworker Leaves and Your Workload Doubles

    benfanning
    20 May 2014 | 9:01 am
    .Imagine you're swamped and in the middle of preparing to leave on vacation. Then, suddenly in walks your trusted coworker who's going to be filling in for you while you're out. He sits down and discloses...
 
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    Recruiting & Career Blog

  • Millennials and the workplace culture revolution

    Adecco
    25 Jul 2014 | 6:30 am
    It might be time to give the much-maligned Millennials a break, considering the strengths and value they bring to workplace culture. Whether we’re ready or not, Millennials are the future of business. With record numbers of college students graduating each year and the impending retirement of the Baby Boomers, it’s only a matter of time before the Millennials lead the workforce. Yet the culture clash seems to be a bit hostile at the moment, since Millennials are often described — among other things — as needy, lacking focus, and unable to fully commit to the organizations looking to…
  • The root of a STEM career: Why I decided to become an engineer

    Chandler Burke
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Some might say I was destined to become an engineer, or that engineering is “in my blood.” It just so happens that I come from a family of engineers: my father, grandfather, uncle and cousin are all engineers, with specializations ranging from mechanical to electrical to aerospace. Having so many engineers in the family undoubtedly gave me a candid perspective on the field, and at times made me feel like an unintentional apprentice. While I’m certain that my familiarity with the profession had some influence on my decision to become an engineer myself, I do not think it is the only…
  • Recruiting staff for the cloud

    Adecco
    21 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    In recent years, cloud computing has not only changed the IT landscape, it has literally transformed the way we work, play, communicate, and socialize on the web. According to recent research by IDC Cloud Research , spending on cloud services is expected to reach an estimated $107 billion in 2017, with SaaS (Software as a Service) companies and businesses holding a little shy of 60 percent of the cloud computing market. It’s no wonder many organizations are actively recruiting team members with proficiencies in computer science, programming, server administration, security,…
  • Pulling a “LeBron”: How to know if it’s time to return to a former employer

    Claire Topalian
    18 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    Despite the validation of two championships and an “innovative coach who highlighted him with his system,” LeBron James recently concluded that it was time to “come home” to Cleveland. LeBron’s decision to return to Cleveland was spurred by an internal, sentimental contemplation that is not often seen in big-money decisions in pro sports. As the recent Sports Illustrated article puts it, “…despite all his success, he means more where he was than where he is.” LeBron’s decision to return to Cleveland may be a choice rooted in the world of sports – but the decision…
  • Partner with a staffing company to source STEM talent

    Adecco
    16 Jul 2014 | 4:00 am
    It is becoming increasingly clear to employers across the United States that science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs take more than twice as long to fill as other openings. With STEM jobs increasing consistently, outpacing every other industry for job demand, employers are finding it more challenging than ever before to hire talented candidates with STEM backgrounds. With the skills gap only widening as employers continue to demand more STEM backgrounds, many companies find themselves without options for hiring because there likely won’t be a significant increase in STEM…
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    My blog

  • Hello world!

    admin
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:42 am
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
 
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    Kumo Consulting - The Recruiter's Desk

  • The Recruiter's Desk - Blood Typing and Discrimination

    24 Jul 2014 | 1:04 am
    A new study published in the Japan Psychological Association’s Shinrigaku Kenkyu magazine has weakened the notion that a person’s blood type indicates their personality, a view strongly held in Japan as well as in China, Korea, etc. So strong is this view with some people that I witnessed hiring discrimination based upon a candidate’s blood type.  The HR interviewer actually followed up a first interview by inquiring the blood type, feeling it a worthwhile marker of the candidate’s work ethic.  In a separate incident, a candidate was rejected based upon an…
  • The Recruiter's Desk - Dress for the Interview

    9 Jun 2014 | 2:11 am
    Not much needs to be said regarding what to wear for an interview; it’s almost common sense.  However, some interviewees need to be reminded that their personal dress style simply does not fit with the expectations of the interviewing company. Bright colors should generally be avoided, as should jewelry or other accessories.  A bit of flair may be acceptable in some industries like fashion or other creative industries, but revealing clothing, very-high heels, and bold-patterned ties, etc. tend to detract.  The same goes for make-up.  I’ve needed to coach some…
  • The Recruiter's Desk - Personality

    3 Oct 2013 | 9:06 pm
    Interviews, like sales presentations or exams, can be prepared for.  It’s to your advantage to be able to refer to your resume without looking, for example.  After all, can you imagine the person who can explain their background from memory, compared with the person who must check his resume to verify that he graduated in…2003?  Obviously, the first person will come across as having a sincere interest in his future, whereas the second will appear unprepared and less confident. Qualifications are facts of your educational and professional background, but fundamental…
  • The Recruiter's Desk - Professionalism in Language 

    20 Feb 2013 | 8:04 pm
    A coworker of mine, whenever asked to do a task, always replied this way:  “No problem.”  He was easy-going, willing to learn, open to new challenges.  At a staff meeting the company owner remarked on this, being so impressed by his can-do attitude.  He and I were both university students, and were part-time workers at a retail store. In this linked article, Jacquelyn Smith writes about phrases used in the workplace that are used too much, or are just inappropriate for a professional business environment.  I happen to agree with her comments, and would…
  • The Recruiter's Desk - Lessons from a Restaurant

    1 Feb 2013 | 8:15 am
    [This blog contribution is from one of our founding partners, who recently had a disappointing experience as a customer and would like to offer advice to anyone developing their career in customer relationship management, or CRM.] Having begun my working career in retail stores and in a restaurant, I’ve had plenty of opportunity to receive training in retail sales and customer service.  And in recruitment, it has been my observation that people with that sort of background offer more to their employer.  My theory is that people with restaurant experience are more tuned into…
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    The Classy Career Girl Podcast: Career Advice For Professional Women

  • CCG 38: Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers

    Anna Runyan
    1 Jul 2014 | 4:55 am
    Interview with Dr. Lois P. Frankel, author of Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office: 101 Unconscious Mistakes Women Make That Sabotage Their Careers
  • CCG 37: How to Accelerate Your Career Success with Anna Runyan, founder of ClassyCareerGirl.com.

    Anna Runyan
    30 Apr 2014 | 2:34 am
    Anna shares her best tips for accelerating your career success, and how to create your own on-line brand for finding the career of your dreams!
  • CCG 36: 6 Keys to Gain Confidence, Get Noticed and Get Promoted for Female Leaders

    Anna Runyan
    25 Mar 2014 | 2:23 am
    I want to teach you my PROVEN, Female Leadership Success Formula so you can learn EXACTLY how to get your career on track, find balance, get promoted and become less stressed…FAST. You will learn how to: §  Respond strategically to demands of your role and competitive pressure §  Capitalize on your innate leadership strengths to achieve high-impact results with greater ease §  Build new levels of confidence to take on greater roles and excel as you advance in your career §  Gain respect working with men §  Emerge with stress and time…
  • CCG 35: How to Manage Men and Money with Amanda Abella and Anna Runyan

    Anna Runyan
    21 Feb 2014 | 1:24 am
    §  Mindsets and strategies you need for success managing your money and the men you work with §  Differences between genders when managing money and negotiating §  How to ask for what you want §  How your emotions affect your success with money and managing men   §  Strategies for communicating with men
  • CCG 34: The Professional Woman’s Guide to Managing Men

    Anna Runyan
    6 Feb 2014 | 9:52 pm
    Listen in today on Women Leading The Way Radio as we interview Anna Runyan, Founder & President of Classy Career Girl and author of “The Professional Woman’s Guide to Managing Men.” We’ll ask Anna about how women leaders can be more effective in managing men in male-dominated industries. In addition, we’ll ask Anna how professional women should navigate these issues and play to their managerial strengths.
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    Big Interview

  • 4 Critical Steps for Using LinkedIn to Land a Job

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

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

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

    Pamela Skillings
    28 Apr 2014 | 11:53 am
    Watch the Wall Street Journal recording below. Starting today at 3:00pm EST – you can ask questions live. Ask a panel of career coaches and compensation experts your questions about discussing salary increases in this interactive video interview. PANELISTS INCLUDE: Michele Woodward Executive Coach Mark Reilly Head of Executive Compensation Practice Verisight, Inc. Pamela Skillings Career Coach Founder, Biginterview.com Related Posts:How To Ace The Panel InterviewFor Veteran’s Day, Let’s Get More Vets Back to…Free Job Search Help for Veterans5 Important Things to…
  • Resume Makeover — College Grad Resume Examples and Advice

    Pamela Skillings
    1 Apr 2014 | 10:58 am
    In a new series of posts, we will be sharing resume samples and best practices to help you land more interviews. First up, our resume expert and professional resume writer Kimberly Sarmiento analyzes a new grad resume and makes a few key changes to create a strong resume sample that you can use for inspiration. You have four years and tens of thousands of dollars invested in your bachelor’s degree and now you are ready to find the job of your dreams.  Unfortunately, you are not alone.  There are thousands of fresh graduates – and some seasoned employees – looking at the same jobs you…
 
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    Professional Presence Pro

  • Does a Second Impression Count More Than the First?

    Lori Moss
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:12 pm
    First impressions definitely count. But what is the key to getting past impression-management and establishing the foundation of a lasting business relationship? Certainly, first impressions are important because they influence the other person’s decision to engage in the interaction or move on. If we are trying to make a good first impression, we tend to be very conscious of how we appear because we have an agenda to get a favorable result. Unfortunately, it is often more of a performance than anything resembling an authentic, meaningful interaction. It will be impressions that follow the…
  • I Don’t Have Time to Make an Authentic Hiring Decision!

    Lori Moss
    2 Jul 2014 | 10:49 pm
    The pressure to sacrifice our authentic choices can be overwhelming in an environment where deadlines and performance targets rule the way in which we are perceived. I was tasked with opening a new location, and that meant hiring professionals for sales positions. At first, there was a large pool of candidates, and the deadline was several weeks away. I felt relaxed, genuinely engaged in the interview process and aware of the qualities that I knew were needed to build a team. With a deadline that felt far away, I had the luxury of choosing thoughtfully and carefully. Then the deadline did…
  • Are Middle Managers a Dying Breed?

    Lori Moss
    26 Jun 2014 | 10:02 pm
      In a recent New York Times article, we learn what happened when internet giant, Google, took the bold step of eliminating managers from some of its operations in an effort to rid its structure of unnecessary bureaucracy. Within a few months, they reversed their decision when employees actually started pleading for more management! The desire to work for a company where all employees share in the responsibility of resolving conflicts, answering questions and coordinating activities speaks to our essential desire for freedom, ease, enjoyment and creativity. That said, who is empowered to…
  • Tough Talks: Having Difficult Conversations About Delicate Situations

    Lori Moss
    29 May 2014 | 11:13 am
    No one relishes telling someone they aren’t pulling their weight, that they aren’t billing enough hours or aren’t winning enough cases. Those are hard conversations. Those conversations, however, typically involve issues that are black and white. You have facts and figures to back them up: Here is the company policy. You broke the policy. Here is the consequence. What if it’s something that’s not in the employee handbook? What if you need to tell someone they aren’t dressing or behaving professionally? Those issues often fall into gray areas, leading to conversations that can be…
  • Image is No Match for Authenticity!

    Lori Moss
    13 May 2014 | 2:49 pm
    In a culture where thinness, youthfulness and sex appeal appear to have the advantage, many highly-qualified professionals allow themselves to be given short shrift because they do not fit the “picture” of their aspirations. This is more than an image problem. It’s a crisis of culture bias that is not only degrading; it convinces gifted people that they cannot break out of the straightjacket of other people’s judgments. I entered the retail world, weighing in at 250 lb., so I chose the “plus-size” women’s area to test out my selling abilities. After spending 12 years in the…
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    Job Seeker Blog - Spark Hire

  • 3 Skills Managers are Looking for in Sales Candidates

    Julia Weeks
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:00 am
    Sure, you have loads of experience in sales.  Of course you’ve closed many deals and maintained top rankings amongst your fellow sales reps.  However, did you realize that sales managers are looking for skills beyond ratios, rankings, and achievements?  Before going in for that sales interview, be sure to think about the following skills that sales managers will be looking for in addition to the basic performance skills. 1. Team Player Attitude In many sales positions, you will find yourself on the road alone, or inside making cold calls in your cubical.  With this in mind, you may…
  • How Introverts Can Thrive in Sales

    Lauren Levine
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    When you think of a person who has a job in sales, you typically envision someone who’s extroverted and comfortable talking to virtually anyone they meet. While these individuals can enjoy plenty of success in sales, more introverted types can thrive too. They just have to adopt a different approach. If you’re an introvert trying to make your way in sales, consider these tips: Sell what you’re passionate about When you’re really, truly passionate about your product, you’ll have no problem selling it to others. It will seem more like a conversation than a forced pitch. You won’t…
  • How to Land a Job in Healthcare

    Julia Weeks
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    You’ve just graduated college with your hard earned degree in healthcare.  It should be a piece of cake to find a job in healthcare, right?  Think again.  Depending on your degree concentration, you may find it difficult to land your first job.  It is important to make sure you are doing the right things when you begin searching for your first job in healthcare. Network One of the most valuable ways to land your first job is through networking.  Many people instantly think of social media platforms such as LinkedIn when they begin to network.  However, make sure that you are not…
  • Things to Know for Your Healthcare Interview

    Lauren Levine
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you’re feeling a little nervous before an interview for a healthcare position, know that you’re not the only one. An interview situation can be intimidating. But when you’re prepared and have some idea about what to expect, it can help you to feel more confident and eloquent. Here are some tips to keep in mind as you get ready for your interview: Dress the part While what you say to the hiring manager is important, how you look also plays a role in your chances of success. Interviewers want to see someone who looks professional and polished. If you come in looking like you just…
  • 3 Ways to Tell if a Company’s Culture is a Good Fit

    Julia Weeks
    8 Jul 2014 | 10:00 am
    When you’re considering a new job, one of the key items to factor into your decision making process is if the company’s culture is a good fit for you.  If you’ve ever worked in a culture that didn’t mesh with your beliefs or desires, you know how painful this can be.  There are few things as bad as when you make the wrong decision and accept a position at a company with a poor cultural environment. There are 3 ways to help you determine if a company’s culture is the right fit: 1. Determine what you are looking for First, you must decide what you are looking for in a company…
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    THE PREPARY

  • The 5 Most Common Interview Questions (and how to answer them)

    Jaime Petkanics
    21 Jul 2014 | 2:20 pm
    Some of the most popular posts on The Prepary are about job interviews - how to prepare, what you may be asked, and in general, how to ace them and land a job. This post is going to share a round up of the top 5 most common interview questions and how to answer them. It’s a longer read (about 5 minutes) but stick with it because it’ll give you a ton of important things to think about before your next interview. Also, keep in mind that practice and feedback before a job interview will take you from good to great. Find a friend, family member, mirror, or sign up for an hour…
  • How to turn down a job offer (without burning your bridges)

    Jaime Petkanics
    14 Jul 2014 | 3:12 pm
    Getting a job offer after a long search is incredibly exciting. By the time you’ve gotten to the offer stage, you’ve likely had opportunities to learn about the job, the compensation, the team, your manager, the office environment, and many other things that will ultimately factor into your decision. So what if after weighing all of those things you realize you’re not going to take the job after all? Maybe you just didn’t click with the people, or the role doesn’t seem challenging enough, or you’re holding out for your first choice company… Whatever…
  • It’s all about the team

    Jaime Petkanics
    11 Jul 2014 | 9:32 am
    It’s a very bittersweet day for me. After 4 amazing years I’m leaving a job that I loved and learned so much at. The great news is I’m leaving because I am now going to be 100% dedicated to working on The Prepary (more on that next week!) which is something I’ve been looking forward to for a few years. I can’t wait to share all of the exciting things in store. But for now, I’ve been reflecting on the last few years, which were spent with some amazing people. I think I’ve always known this deep down but the last week has really reinforced it: when it…
  • Listen while you work – June playlist

    Jaime Petkanics
    27 Jun 2014 | 7:14 am
    Happy Friday everyone! Wanted to share a post today about my own workday habits. I sometimes hear people say that music distracts them while they work, but for me it actually does the opposite and I’m always keeping some sort of work playlist handy. When I’m in the office it helps me zone out, ignore the distractions around me, and work through projects much more quickly. When I’m working from home, music puts some energy into the space which sometimes lacks when I’m working alone for most of the day. I love Spotify. It has almost every artist and song, and…
  • Learn a new skill and become a better candidate

    Jaime Petkanics
    21 Jun 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Being unemployed (or in a job search that is taking forever) is obviously not an ideal situation. We’ve talked about some of the silver linings before. For me, the biggest silver lining is that you have the time and ability to learn a new skill. Whether it’s picking up a skill related to the jobs you’re applying for, gaining a hobby, or just further exploring an interest, learning something new will keep you motivated and make you a better candidate. image via Hannes Beer When thinking about education, we generally associate it with a cost (generally a hefty one), a…
 
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    J Patrick + Associates Blog

  • How Savvy Executives Use Twitter to Land Jobs Faster

    Daniel Sullivan
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Twitter seems to be a “love it” or “hate it” kind of platform. Regardless of what side of the fence you are on one thing remains certain: Twitter is a powerful tool that can help you build your own personal brand and expertise. It’s also a gold mine of job opportunities. Using Twitter effectively involves a lot more than just sharing random status updates. Use these tips on how savvy executives use Twitter to land jobs faster and start building clout within your own social media accounts.   Use Twitter to Share Instead of Sell If there was a number one rule Twitter it…
  • How to Look For a Job If It’s Been 10+ Years Since You’ve Had To

    Daniel Sullivan
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    If you’re a very experienced professional it may have been a while since the last time you looked for a job. If you were lucky you got swooped up out of college and have been with the same company ever since. Now you’re starting to notice that being employed by the same company for life is a thing of the past. You may have noticed that even executives are changing jobs. You’ve realized that it’s time to move on to bigger and better things, but you feel overwhelmed by all the changes that have happened since you last had to look. Use this handy guide to help you get back in the game.
  • Cloud Job Market: Preparing for the Zettabyte Era

    Daniel Sullivan
    8 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    According to Cisco, two-thirds of all traffic moving forward will be delivered through the cloud. This makes it official: we are now in the zettabyte era of cloud technology. In fact, IDC predicts that the volume of digital content will soon increase by 48 percent to 2.7 ZB. This practice is placing a great deal of strain on private networks. Take Netflix, for instance, which recently saw its video traffic jump 35 percent in just one year. Companies are scrambling to optimize data centers and avoid the expenses of network downtime, which can be devastating for business. As a result, more jobs…
  • Data Center IaaS: The Next Frontier

    Daniel Sullivan
    1 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Right now, there are two industries targeted for tremendous growth over the coming year: data centers and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) providers.  Why exactly are these two infrastructure solutions thriving?  The answer lies in the demand for insatiable access to information and big data.  More than ever before, large enterprises are now focusing on collecting, storing and transferring information.  This information needs to be transported and housed in data centers, on equipment that is scalable, optimized and efficient.  What started solely as ‘server…
  • Tech Leader Roles Changing Amidst Growing Cloud and Data Center Use

    Daniel Sullivan
    24 Jun 2014 | 7:00 am
    The proliferation of data center and cloud use across the business world is creating enormous opportunity for IT professionals.  In the banking industry, for example, 64 percent of activity currently takes place in the cloud, having doubled since last year.  As a result of this dramatic growth, IT is evolving from a maintenance role into a strategic and revenue-generating aspect of daily business.  U.S. News, for instance, named the positions of Software Developer and Computer Systems Analyst first and second on its list of the Top 100 Jobs of 2014, respectively.   As…
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    HER AGENDA

  • How To Handle Being The Youngest One In The Office

    Kristen Gallagher
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Being young person in the working world gives you tons of advantages – you’re a quick learner, a flexible worker, a driven advocate. However, sometimes youthfulness can present you with a couple of challenges. Here’s a couple of ways you can sidestep the “young lady” comments in the workplace. Throughout college and the years after, I was consistently one of the younger interns, employees, and volunteers wherever I went. I worked hard at each job and tried to gather as much experience and information as I could. However, I kept running into comments and sometimes even behavior…
  • How to Stop Putting Yourself Last

    Bauce Mag
    21 Jul 2014 | 9:13 pm
    By Angela Ford Does helping others make you happy? When you don’t enjoy being front and center, hiding in the background and focusing on others can make you feel more comfortable. Some of us have the personality type which causes us to become the caretaker type. Sometimes it’s easy to get swept away in helping others because you don’t like being the center of attention. On the flip side it’s great to have a friend who is the caring type; they are generally generous, loyal, trustworthy and willing to go the extra mile. In some cases it can be easy to run over a friend like this…
  • A Guide To Training Yourself To Wake Up Early

    Anulekha Venkatram
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:48 am
    One week into my summer internship, I woke up to the sound of my loud, annoying alarm clock at 5:45am. Feeling equal parts tired and groggy, I pushed the snooze button and didn’t make it out of bed for another 15 minutes. By the time I left home, I got stuck in traffic, almost missed my morning train, and had to suffer through a stampede of suited professionals in the subway. There’s got to be something I can do to change this, I thought morosely as I exited the stifling subway atmosphere. That was my light bulb moment. RELATED: Productivity Tips: How To Get Up Early, Think Faster, Work…
  • How Overcoming The Shame Of My Depression Saved My Life & Put Me On A Better Path To Success

    Sydney Love
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:25 pm
    On October 19, 2013, my life changed for the better and the worse. Four days after being hospitalized, placed on suicide watch, and diagnosed with severe depression, I returned to Agnes Scott College only to pack my belongings and withdraw from school. I barely made it out of the academic advising office before I broke down and cried in my dad’s arms- I was no longer a student. In this competitive world that we live in, we are told that our time is limited, and in order to make the best of it, we must use our time efficiently. In my head and in the plans I had for my future, to not graduate…
  • The Best Ways To Use Mobile Technology To Inspire (CONTEST)

    Her Agenda
    16 Jul 2014 | 1:17 pm
    We all pretty much live on our phones these days. From ordering food, to sharing a photo about our day, to keeping in touch with our friends and family — our worlds are mobile. But when it comes to getting inspiration and uplifting communities, is mobile technology becoming the go-to source? At Her Agenda, we use our social media accounts to reach our readers where they are to help inspire and empower them throughout the day. Our Instagram is the main channel we use to communicate quotes and offer pieces of inspiration throughout the day. In terms of career development and…
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    Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs

  • Felon seeks professional employment

    Eric Mayo
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Felon seeks professional employment   Q: I am a convicted felon with a bachelors degree in management.  I have no idea what to do or where to turn. I am not above digging ditches, however I would prefer a desk job with benefits and opportunities for advancement.  Any suggestions would be appreciated.  Thank you in […] The post Felon seeks professional employment appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
  • Ex-offender with multiple convictions needs a job

    Eric Mayo
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:04 pm
    Ex-offender with multiple convictions needs a job (expungement)   Q: Hello, My name is Alisa R. I have one disorderly in Oct 99 (4th degree) unlawful poss of a weapon. In July 2003 I have a felony of (3rd degree) assault. Currently right now i am on probation for forgery/alter (3rd degree.) All these charges […] The post Ex-offender with multiple convictions needs a job appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
  • Expungement may help felon have a career

    Eric Mayo
    11 Jul 2014 | 6:08 pm
    Expungement may help felon have a career   Eric, I hope this message finds you well. I am a 28 year old single mother with convicted felony in drug trafficking (non-violent).  This conviction was recent.  I completed 90-days house arrest, probation, and random drug testing.  I’m gladly jumping through all of the hoops necessary to […] The post Expungement may help felon have a career appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
  • Temp agencies could help felons get jobs

    Eric Mayo
    1 Jul 2014 | 6:31 pm
    Temp agencies could help felons get jobs   Q: Hello, My name is Josh, I found your website after doing a google search. I am 23 years old, I have had a felony on my record since I was 18 for possession of marijuana over 50 grams. I have graduated a technical school in Computer […] The post Temp agencies could help felons get jobs appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
  • Educated Felon wants Professional Job

    Eric Mayo
    25 Jun 2014 | 11:55 am
    Educated Felon wants Professional Job   Dear Mr.  Eric Mayo, I came across your website and Facebook information while searching the web for “job help for felons.”  I would like to personally introduce myself to you. I am a 28 year old female from Boston, MA. I have my BA from a prestigious university, with […] The post Educated Felon wants Professional Job appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
 
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    Direct Recruiters Inc. » DRI Candidate Advice

  • 7 Factors That Influence Whether You Get Hired or Not by Barb Miller, DRI

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

    Direct Recruiters
    2 Jul 2014 | 7:01 am
    The importance of personal branding has grown on pace with social media and continues to both help and hurt job seeking individuals. First, personal branding is about identifying and broadcasting what makes you unique and important to your target audience. In short, personal branding is a way to send a clear message about who you are and what you have to offer. In an age where 92% of companies use social media for recruiting and three out of four managers and recruiters are checking candidate’s social media profiles, you have the opportunity to separate yourself from the crowd and use this…
  • I Found the Perfect Job Online. What do I do Now? By Chris Hesson, Guest Blogger, DRI Plastics Division

    Direct Recruiters
    25 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    You’ve found it. After months of browsing online job boards, you finally see that one role that combines your past roles, industry experience and passion.  And…it’s local! What do you do now? This is a scenario many job seekers face.  Unfortunately, most take the worst possible next step: they apply online with the same generic resume they have sent out to so many other companies. This will most certainly ensure that your resume enters the black hole of corporate HR, never to be seen again! So, what do you do now? HINT: Do NOT apply! Step 1: Customize your resume. Go through…
  • Leaving Your Job on Good Terms

    Direct Recruiters
    11 Jun 2014 | 2:00 am
    You found a new job. It’s time to resign your current position. But how do you quit and leave on a positive note at the same time? Our team of recruiters at DRI can’t say enough about how important it is to leave your current job on good terms.  We suggest that you make plans for a smooth exit and resign as graciously as possible even though you might be thinking “Take this job and shove it”. Here are 6 great tips on how to resign properly: 1)    Resign with Class. Craft a short, two or three sentence letter that announces your resignation and provides a two week notice. Make…
  • Break “Catch 22″: How to Gain Experience When You Can’t Get Hired Without it…The Value of an Internship by Guest Blogger Evan Potts

    Direct Recruiters
    28 May 2014 | 10:58 am
    If you were to ask Patricia Cormier, President at Longwood University in Virginia, what has been the leading factor in almost 74% of her student body obtaining jobs within 6 months of graduation, she would credit her policy of requiring her students to engage in an internship prior to graduation. “These internships give these students an edge that they would not have otherwise”, the value in an internship is not found in an hourly wage, however, it is in its ability to break the most common Catch 22 in entering this recovering job market. Internships.com states that 56% of companies plan…
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    Career Intelligence Blog

  • Ramadan: How to Leverage the Network You’ve Started to Develop

    Jamie McDermott
    18 Jul 2014 | 6:04 am
    In the third part of the Ramadan series of articles (you can read the first one here and the second one here) we look at how you can leverage the network that you have started to build and develop. Why the timing isn’t right While you certainly can set yourself up for future success with your networking efforts, job offers likely won’t come flooding in during this time in the Middle East. This is due to the same reason that Ramadan provides a great opening to approach valuable contacts: business activities have slowed down. These prized contacts are more readily available to reach out…
  • How to Prepare for Networking During Ramadan

    Jamie McDermott
    16 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    Networking is more than slick talk and effective first impressions. This becomes doubly apparent during times such as Ramadan. In the second part (first part here) of Ramadan series, we’ll delve deeper into how you should prepare for networking during this time, as well as valuable tools you can use to enhance your standing or strengthen your relationships. What are your goals? The most pivotal component of your networking undertaking will be in fully understanding your circumstances and setting reasonable expectations. A common folly of many networkers is that they set unrealistic goals…
  • Coaching for CEO Readiness

    Jamie McDermott
    6 Jul 2014 | 11:00 pm
    Today’s CEO faces more pressures than ever before. Business leaders are dealing with rapidly changing markets, technologies and workforces; government regulations are also escalating, increasing financial and legal scrutiny. Top executives who feel that they can manage it all by themselves are more likely to burn out, make poor decisions or make no decisions. This can potentially result in significant loss of opportunities, human resources and financial resources. Achieving CEO Readiness Through Coaching The job of a CEO is unique from several perspectives: No one else needs to hear the…
  • In’s and Outs of Interim Management – Middle East

    Jamie McDermott
    4 Jul 2014 | 1:06 am
    The modern world of business is evolving. Part of this evolution can be seen in the changing roles available to executive decision-makers and the structures found within the corporate world. One of these changing traits can be seen in the growth of interim management. Interim management has added a new dimension for executive opportunities, particularly in the Middle East. Learn more about what role you can play in this dynamic new aspect of commerce. The In’s-and Outs of Interim Management What is interim management?  Interim management is the provisional adoption of management resources…
  • Ramadan for the Executive Job Hunters

    Jamie McDermott
    1 Jul 2014 | 1:35 am
    Ramadan Mubarak! Ramadan is a special time in the Middle East. However many executives don’t utilise their increased availability to reflect on their career opportunities, utilising their networking endeavours and circulating amongst other like-minded industry professionals and key decision makers alike. While immediate dividends may not be obtainable, the savvy business professional can use this to help lay the framework for future professional success. Changing Work Habits With an overall decrease in company production due to the shorter working days it is easy to think of Ramadan as…
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    Work Coach Cafe

  • Modern Job Search Methods: 21st Century Career Management

    Susan P. Joyce
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:26 am
    Most of us have many phases to our careers, from the typical entry level jobs through mid-career to retirement. In the 20th Century, this seemed to run in a predictable series of stages, and often involved working for the same employer, in the same industry or profession, for decades. Not any more. Now, it is […] The post Modern Job Search Methods: 21st Century Career Management by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • Increasing Your Job Search Luck

    Susan P. Joyce
    15 Jul 2014 | 7:19 pm
    When you were a kid, did you cross your fingers “for luck” when you were really, REALLY hoping something good would happen? Perhaps, you crossed your fingers as you were getting ready to ask someone out on a date, star in a school play, take your drivers’ license test, or as the teacher/professor was handing […] The post Increasing Your Job Search Luck by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • Bad Assumptions About Networking for Your Job Search

    Susan P. Joyce
    7 Jul 2014 | 5:21 pm
    Many job seekers have told me how much they hate networking for their job search. They don’t like meeting strangers, particularly when they (and the strangers) have “an agenda.” They’d rather spend (waste?) time endlessly clicking on the “Apply” button on job boards than venture out into the scary world of “NETWORKING”! My favorite networking […] The post Bad Assumptions About Networking for Your Job Search by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • Job Search Networking Secrets From the Top Recruiters

    Susan P. Joyce
    30 Jun 2014 | 11:04 am
    I attended the Fordyce Forum, a two-day conference of top independent recruiters (also known as “head hunters”). And it was a VERY educational experience! At the Forum, I was able to meet and interact with over 120 of these top professional networkers in action. And the activities I observed offer important insights for effective job […] The post Job Search Networking Secrets From the Top Recruiters by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • 3 Dangerous Assumptions About Layoffs

    Susan P. Joyce
    23 Jun 2014 | 11:02 am
    If your employer has recently begun laying off staff, time to pay attention to your salary continuation plan (and career self-preservation, as well). As anyone who has been through a series of layoffs can tell you, things do not generally improve. A large study was done in the 1980′s that showed that once the layoffs […] The post 3 Dangerous Assumptions About Layoffs by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
 
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    Career Igniter

  • A Flexible Work Schedule Can Help You Balance Your Life

    admin
    3 Jul 2014 | 5:55 am
    These days you may not get a lot of choice with your work schedule, but what if you do? A lot of us are programmed to think about just looking for your standard 9-to-5, forty-hours-a-week job, but what about jobs with part time schedules or flex schedules? What about working multiple jobs instead of just […]
  • How To Create A Professional Resume

    admin
    4 Jun 2014 | 5:46 am
    Trying to figure out how to format your first professional resume? Writing a resume is pretty straightforward since most resumes include the same sections, regardless of what type of job you’re applying for. Here are the basic guidelines for each of them: Basic Info This should be the first thing you write on your resume. […]
  • How To Dress For A Job Interview

    admin
    20 May 2014 | 6:58 am
    One aspect of your job interview you shouldn’t forget about is your appearance. Having all the right answers to job interview questions and being ready for anything is important, but it’s not everything. It’s equally important to be able to make a great impression before you even say a word. When people first see you, […]
  • How To Choose A Major And A Career

    admin
    8 May 2014 | 4:56 am
    When you get into college, you have to pick a major. Most people do this by asking themselves, “What do I want to do?” This is a pretty broad question, though, and let’s face it, pretty unhelpful. Some people know exactly what they want to do for a living from the start, but most of […]
  • How Far Back Should You Go On Your Resume?

    admin
    21 Apr 2014 | 8:47 am
    One common question about resume writing is how many years you should put down in your work experience section. If you haven’t been in the job market for long, this isn’t a challenge. But what if you’ve been working for more than a decade? What if you have 30 years of job experience? Putting down […]
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    TheProfessionalWebsite - Personal Professional Website

  • Steps in Online Personal Branding

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    8 Jul 2014 | 6:46 am
    Whenever possible, you should follow a logical progression as you construct an online personal brand. (I say ‘whenever possible’ because for many of us it is something we have to react to what is already out there.) But ideally speaking, you want to establish an identity before projecting it onto networks and social media. And as you construct your personal brand, you want to get a handle on how others perceive you in stages.  So you can respond and take control of impressions before releasing your personal brand to an entire target audience. Finally, it is an…
  • Personal Branding and Behaviors

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    29 Jun 2014 | 1:33 pm
    In defining an online personal brand, you lay out a set of expectations so it is important that you behave according to them both online and offline. As more of our interactions move online, there are an increasing number of behaviors to consider. Branding Behaviors You want to respond to connection invitations in a particular way, perhaps create a new connections policy that defines the criteria for accepting connections. Specify how many new connections you want to make in a given week and stick to it, then think about ways to get to know them. Consider the frequency of your social media…
  • Why Online Personal Branding Can Be Annoying

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    23 Jun 2014 | 6:24 am
    There are parts of personal branding that might seem enjoyable such as becoming self-aware, developing a vision, continual learning and working towards mastery, and making solid connections. However, there are also parts of personal branding that might seem arduous and mechanical. And many of us cringe when told to self-promote and sell ourselves as a brand. Online personal branding is a difficult undertaking for a number of reasons. Personal Branding Annoying Much of the content and communications we publish online are part of a permanent record. It is very difficult to get rid of unwanted…
  • Skills Gap, Online Learning, Higher Education, Common Core, Millennials

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    16 Jun 2014 | 8:52 am
    This month I passed another milestone with this blog: a two-year anniversary. So I wanted to canvas some of the key concepts I covered this year (posts after June 2013). First, I wrote a few blogs related to advancing the Skills-Based Approach methodology. The book was released in August and here is a blog post about the release: New Book: A Skills-Based Approach to Developing a Career Second, there has been a whirlwind of press coverage about addressing ‘a skills gap’ in K-12 and higher education. Employers claim college graduates do not have the technical skills for jobs they are…
  • Create a Slogan for Your Personal Brand

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    6 Jun 2014 | 11:17 am
    Finding a way to represent your emotional value in a slogan is a powerful way to reach your audience. This is what companies do frequently. A good example is with car manufacturers. Here are some examples of one word phrases car manufacturers have established with their brands: Volvo – safety, Volkswagen – economy, Mercedes – performance, Toyota – reliability, Cadillac – luxury, and GM – utility. In You Branding, Mark Cijo states: “Many experts even call personal branding the ‘you business’, and that’s an accurate assessment” As you develop your brand, try to summarize…
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  • 6 Tips on How to Move On From a Dead-End Job

    23 Jul 2014 | 12:04 am
    Ever felt like your work is sucking the life out of you? Have you seen the signs that it’s time to move on to a different career? Perhaps you have something in mind that will make you feel happier and fulfilled. If this is the case, then it’s probably the right time to take action and follow your gut feeling.   Here are some things to watch out for to help you decide if you need to seek a new career: Your salary isn’t enough to support your desired lifestyle or family. You’ve always wanted to do something different. You barely have time for other important things. The work itself…
  • Interview Question: Can you explain why you changed career paths?

    21 Jul 2014 | 11:18 am
    Moving onto a different career path should never be a hindrance to success. Sometimes, you are left with no choice but to pursue what you really love, no matter how different your passion is from your current job. It’s a positive life decision when you act on it the right way. You should be able to answer questions regarding your career change when you’re in an interview.   Before going to the interview, it is important to take the time to prepare a strategy that will help you get rid of nerves and ace the interview. We’ve drafted some tips to guide you in how to answer the…
  • How to Avoid Being Kicked to the Curb at Work

    19 Jul 2014 | 5:46 am
    By Laura Leigh Clarke We all know that feeling of being kicked to the curb. The numbness. The disbelief. The denial. Mentally grappling to really register what just happened. And then, after the initial shock subsides, the sinking in the heart sets in. This is the Brutal Pain of Rejection Whether you’ve been kicked off a project, relegated to another role or department, or dropped from the company altogether…even if it was beyond your control, rejection blows. Sure, it wasn’t your fault. You couldn’t have done anything about it… maybe. But still, a piece of you nags… “You should…
  • How to Find a Job that Truly Fits

    18 Jul 2014 | 7:31 am
    When looking for a job, you should always consider if you would be a perfect fit for the position available. If not, you may end up looking for another job too soon. If you see potential red flags, don’t hesitate to skip to the next company that fits your skills more. Landing a job that makes you miserable shouldn’t be considered a victory. When you feel like the work load is sucking the life out of you, you have no choice but to leave the company, and you’re back to square one. Here are some pointers to help job seekers find a suitable job that really fits: Start at the beginning.
  • How to Settle into a New Job Fast

    16 Jul 2014 | 3:05 am
    By Margaret Buj Congratulations! You have accepted a new job offer, and you are about to start the job you really wanted. On one hand, you are excited, but on the other hand, you might be feeling a bit apprehensive. Will you fit in? Will people like you? Will you be able to do the job?  In my job of managing recruitment for Expedia brand in Europe, I deal with new starters on a weekly basis. Here is some advice for anyone stepping into a new role: Do: Find out more about your new company before you start. What are the company’s goals and mission, who are the key staff members? Doing a…
 
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  • What Is A Video Game Designer?

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    25 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    As their name suggests, video game designers are the professionals who craft popular video games played by avid gamers. In many cases, they themselves are passionate gamers who are able to fuse their love for gaming with their technological brilliance and know-how in one cool career. In this highly-specialized occupation, video game designers come up […]
  • Endoscopy Technician

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    25 Jul 2014 | 7:09 am
    If you’re interested in helping medical doctors diagnose the problems of a patient’s gastrointestinal system, you could consider becoming an endoscopy technician. As a medical assistant, you work together with healthcare professionals specializing in gastroenterology to provide care to patients suffering from stomach and intestinal issues. As the job title suggests, your main equipment for […]
  • Internist

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    24 Jul 2014 | 7:08 am
    If you are interested in a medical career that gives you the chance to help patients who are suffering from various kinds of diseases, you can consider becoming an internist. As a doctor of internal medicine, you are a primary care physician that diagnoses and treats diseases or injuries sustained by a patient, specifically in […]
  • What Does An Immigration Lawyer Do?

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    24 Jul 2014 | 6:48 am
    Immigration lawyers are attorneys who focus on immigration issues affecting those who would like to move and live permanently to the United States or other countries, for that matter. Aside from immigration, these specialist attorneys also handle cases involving international business deals and getting visas for students and workers. They also assist individuals who want […]
  • What Does A HVAC Technician Do?

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    23 Jul 2014 | 8:22 am
    HVAC in the career HVAC technician stands for “heating, ventilation and air conditioning.” As you may have inferred from that description, a HVAC technician works to install, maintain and repair heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in buildings and homes. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics formally calls them as HVACR technicians because they can […]
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  • Unemployed? Five Tasks to Include in Your Daily Routine

    Jenni B. Baker
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    Question “I’ve been unemployed for two months — it’s getting harder and harder to get up each day and look for work. I don’t know how I’m going to be able to keep this up. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.” — Mark from Missoula, MT Answer When you become unemployed, finding a job becomes your job. Even though you don’t have a supervisor monitoring when you clock in and clock out each day, committing to a routine can help you stay motivated and feel like you’re making progress towards landing your next position. It’s up to you to craft…
  • Make the Right Lasting Impression During Your Exit Interview

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:46 pm
    “I found a new job and recently gave my two weeks’ notice. My current human resources department would like me to participate in an exit interview before I leave, but I’m nervous about what I should and shouldn’t say. Help!” Shelley from Little Rock, AR Congratulations! Preparing for a new job is always an exciting time, but there are loose ends that must be tied up first. One that many find uncomfortable is the exit interview. Each organization views these differently, and your approach may depend on your organization’s culture. Regardless of how your organization will use or…
  • Meeting Alternatives Make the Best Use of Everyone’s Time

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    “My team loves meetings … but we tend not to accomplish a whole lot and sometimes I hardly have time to do my regular job. How can I convince everyone that not every decision requires a meeting?” James from Seattle, WA Too many meetings can definitely drain your time and energy, taking you away from more important tasks. However, collaboration and connecting with your colleagues are key to innovation and efficiency. Virtual Meetings When meetings aren’t critical, consider leveraging the following tools to get work done without leaving your desk and interrupting your workflow:…
  • Problem Brewing? Observe, Listen and Ask

    Jenni B. Baker
    2 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Question “Sometimes, I can sense that the people I work with are getting frustrated with me, but I’m not sure why or what I’m doing wrong. I’m feeling pretty indecisive about how to handle these situations.” – Zadie from Tyler, TX Answer All day long, you likely make lots of automatic decisions without having a problem.  You decide what to have for lunch.  You decide to take a shower. Easy! Decision-making can become difficult, however, when there IS a problem, when something is important, or there is a great deal at stake. It can be even more challenging when we don’t realize…
  • How to Reap the Benefits of a Group Interview

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:35 am
    “I am applying for jobs and have been scheduled to participate in a group interview. What can I expect, and how can I ensure that the interviewers remember me?” Kristine from New York City More and more companies are moving toward a group interview format to expedite the process. In some cases, this means convening a panel of interviewers from across different parts of the company—for example, the hiring manager, the human resources director and someone from another department who works closely with the position for which you are interviewing. In other cases, it may mean participating…
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  • Is It Time For a Career Change? Take My Career Satisfaction Quiz

    Anna Runyan
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:24 pm
    One of my biggest regrets is staying far too long in a job that just didn’t fit me.  I tried really, really hard to make it work and get ahead.  It wasn’t until I realized that if you are actually in a job you love, it’s not tough and you don’t have to work so hard to succeed. You will be more successful when you are in a career that fits you and makes you happy. You don’t have to push and push and push. When you find the right career it just fits and is so rewarding and fulfilling. So I want to encourage you not to stay any longer in a job that isn’t…
  • 3 Ways to Thrive Despite the Stingy Job Market

    Anna Runyan
    18 Jul 2014 | 8:05 am
    This post is written by Carrie Wynne, the author of 10 Ways to be Deliriously Happy – How to Live an Inspired Life.   Graduating college is a special milestone, one that should be rewarded with lots of great career opportunities that align perfectly with your newly achieved educational credentials. Unfortunately, that notion isn’t realistic in today’s still struggling economy, in which employers are wary of making high salary offers to new grads. Some aren’t hiring at all, making for a stingy job market. So what’s a job seeker to do in order to stand out and overcome the challenges…
  • Get Your Career Unstuck Free Training

    Anna Runyan
    17 Jul 2014 | 4:47 pm
    While waiting for my baby girl to arrive last month, I started working hard on some brand new free training for you. Today I want to make sure you get access to it!! Click here to get your copy of my free Get Your Career Unstuck training. In the video and cheat sheet that you can download right now, I’m going to show you an easier way to search for jobs, the ultimate cure if you are overwhelmed and stuck in your career. This training is perfect for you if you have experienced ANY of these frustrations: You feel stuck in a rut and majorly need a change because you are so much better than…
  • 5 Money Mindsets You Need For Career Success

    Anna Runyan
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:54 am
    If you want to be successful in your career, I have a little known secret for you. It’s not what you do to get ahead, it’s how you think.  Through my years of helping women find careers they love and succeed, I have seen many clients really close to getting their careers unstuck BUT they all have one thing holding them back, their mindset. You can’t get your career unstuck if you are not in the right mindset to get your career unstuck. If you take all the actions but don’t work on your mindset, you will not get the success you want. A few weeks ago, I shared 3…
  • Mastering the Art of Quitting: Why It Matters in Life, Love, and Work Book Giveaway

    Anna Runyan
    3 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Today we are giving away 3 copies of the Mastering the Art of Quitting: Why It Matters in Life, Love, and Work book by Peg Streep and Alan B. Bernstein. Peg Streep and Alan B. Bernstein, LCSW, explain that we need to quit in order to get the most out of life. The success stories, questionnaires, and goal maps included in this book can help you evaluate whether it is time to stop persisting and start quitting. In a culture that encourages perseverance, this book offers a unique perspective about when to stick to your goals and when to find new ones. Mastering the Art of Quitting tackles our…
 
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  • Unemployed? Five Tasks to Include in Your Daily Routine

    Jenni B. Baker
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    Question “I’ve been unemployed for two months — it’s getting harder and harder to get up each day and look for work. I don’t know how I’m going to be able to keep this up. Any tips would be greatly appreciated.” — Mark from Missoula, MT Answer When you become unemployed, finding a job becomes your job. Even though you don’t have a supervisor monitoring when you clock in and clock out each day, committing to a routine can help you stay motivated and feel like you’re making progress towards landing your next position. It’s up to you to craft…
  • Make the Right Lasting Impression During Your Exit Interview

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    16 Jul 2014 | 7:46 pm
    “I found a new job and recently gave my two weeks’ notice. My current human resources department would like me to participate in an exit interview before I leave, but I’m nervous about what I should and shouldn’t say. Help!” Shelley from Little Rock, AR Congratulations! Preparing for a new job is always an exciting time, but there are loose ends that must be tied up first. One that many find uncomfortable is the exit interview. Each organization views these differently, and your approach may depend on your organization’s culture. Regardless of how your organization will use or…
  • Meeting Alternatives Make the Best Use of Everyone’s Time

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    9 Jul 2014 | 12:59 pm
    “My team loves meetings … but we tend not to accomplish a whole lot and sometimes I hardly have time to do my regular job. How can I convince everyone that not every decision requires a meeting?” James from Seattle, WA Too many meetings can definitely drain your time and energy, taking you away from more important tasks. However, collaboration and connecting with your colleagues are key to innovation and efficiency. Virtual Meetings When meetings aren’t critical, consider leveraging the following tools to get work done without leaving your desk and interrupting your workflow:…
  • Problem Brewing? Observe, Listen and Ask

    Jenni B. Baker
    2 Jul 2014 | 2:00 pm
    Question “Sometimes, I can sense that the people I work with are getting frustrated with me, but I’m not sure why or what I’m doing wrong. I’m feeling pretty indecisive about how to handle these situations.” – Zadie from Tyler, TX Answer All day long, you likely make lots of automatic decisions without having a problem.  You decide what to have for lunch.  You decide to take a shower. Easy! Decision-making can become difficult, however, when there IS a problem, when something is important, or there is a great deal at stake. It can be even more challenging when we don’t realize…
  • How to Reap the Benefits of a Group Interview

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    25 Jun 2014 | 6:35 am
    “I am applying for jobs and have been scheduled to participate in a group interview. What can I expect, and how can I ensure that the interviewers remember me?” Kristine from New York City More and more companies are moving toward a group interview format to expedite the process. In some cases, this means convening a panel of interviewers from across different parts of the company—for example, the hiring manager, the human resources director and someone from another department who works closely with the position for which you are interviewing. In other cases, it may mean participating…
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  • Infographic: Hello! Bonjour! ¿Cómo estás? Do You Speak a Foreign Language?

    Jeannine
    23 Jul 2014 | 2:49 am
    Speaking another language is not just about discovering the world anymore, it is your most competitive edge in the world of work today. In most cases, multilingual candidates are seen as more valuable in the eyes of recruiters than candidates with the same skills who speak only one language. They are seen as better communicators and as businesses move […]The post Infographic: Hello! Bonjour! ¿Cómo estás? Do You Speak a Foreign Language? appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Startups: When Your Gut Feeling Turns into the Next Big Thing

    Jeannine
    14 Jul 2014 | 1:18 am
    You’ve heard that word before. It’s everywhere; in the news, in magazines, on the radio, on the web. In recent years, startups have become the buzz word within the labour market and rightly so. They may begin small, with a limited budget and employees, but if the idea or product generates consumer demand, that little idea […]The post Startups: When Your Gut Feeling Turns into the Next Big Thing appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Keeping up with Productivity

    Jeannine
    9 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    Remember when we were kids and the words “summer holidays” brought us an indescribable joy? We knew what was ahead of us for the next few months; afternoons at the pool, cold lemonade and watermelon, a fridge always stocked with ice cream. These days it’s a little different, there’s still the watermelon, the weekends lounging […]The post Keeping up with Productivity appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Networking | Who’s the Person in Charge of the Bathroom?

    María Aragón
    7 Jul 2014 | 1:34 am
    I like Stephen Covey. He’s a guru in matters of leadership using the doting grandmother’s technique at the same time, or in other words: explains practically everything using a story as an example. This tale tells the story of a pupil at the Higher School of Nursing who, having studied hard for one of the […]The post Networking | Who’s the Person in Charge of the Bathroom? appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • With These 5 Video CVs, You’re Sure to Get That Job

    María Aragón
    30 Jun 2014 | 3:46 am
    …Or you’ll at least make an impression on the recruiter that will last till the end of time. We’re not talking about that classic video CV, you know that one where you sit in front of the camera and explain your typical CV without polishing it up at all. Right now, video CVs are a […]The post With These 5 Video CVs, You’re Sure to Get That Job appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
 
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  • Writing Great ‘Thank you’ Notes After Interviews

    Florence Lewis
    21 Jul 2014 | 11:51 pm
    You had a mind-blowing interview, and you completely nailed it. You are now sitting and waiting for some update to come your way, on whether you got the job or not. You are grateful that the manager chose to interview you for the position and you would like to express your gratitude. Moreover, you don’t want the manager to forget that you were there and you had that awesome interview. What do you do then? You pick up the pen and paper (or may be open up your e-mail to be more relevant to today’s times) and pen down a note of gratitude, a Thank You note. Follow Up A thank-you note is not…
  • Things to Take to an Interview [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Florence Lewis
    14 Jul 2014 | 11:40 pm
    It is interview day, and you are feeling like a bag of hands and legs. You can’t think of what to do, what to wear, what to say, anything. You somehow manage to shower and get dressed, and now are having breakfast, wondering what to take with you. And you can’t think of anything, you are blank. You keep fiddling at your desk, whether to carry that piece of paper in or not, which pen to take, and so on. Let’s make it easy for you, here are things that you ABSOLUTELY MUST NOT miss to carry with you to your interview and make a good impression and help you ace the interview – Image…
  • Why Do You Hate Your Job?

    Florence Lewis
    12 Jul 2014 | 3:26 am
    You work eight hours every day, come home in the evening and hate yourself for doing that job. You wake up the next morning and leave for the same office, do the same job, complaining and cribbing all the way. But have you ever sat down to wonder why do you hate your job so much? And if you hate it so much why you did take it in the first place and are still doing it? 1. Don’t know what else to do When you were looking for a job and were going around interviewing, chances are you didn’t have any much of an idea what you really wanted to do in life; you studied something and then began…
  • Useful Tips to Respond to a Job Advertisement

    Florence Lewis
    8 Jul 2014 | 2:24 am
    With all the progress and development going on every field and sector, lot of job opportunities has been opened for the people. Now days, apart from the newspaper, job advertisements are also put online, widening the area. Job seekers regularly check out these places and the internet, responding to the ones that suits them. Getting a call for the interview or the job depends largely on your qualifications and your way of responding to the advertisement. While the responding method is no different with the common process everywhere, they are several things you need to get right and keep in…
  • Being Flexible, Adapting to Change

    Florence Lewis
    1 Jul 2014 | 2:18 am
    They say that the only permanent thing in this world is change. And no matter how much you try resisting it, change is imperative, and will take place even if nobody wants it to happen. This applies to the job world, as much as it does to any other world or field. There would be times when you would sit and think if what you were doing at the moment or have been asked to do by your boss was even part of your job description. Predictability and stability are comfort zones for us and it is difficult to move out of comfort zones willingly or unwillingly. However, in today’s highly competitive…
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  • A Job Interview Tip to Help You Stand Out for the Right Reasons

    Brian Clapp
    24 Jul 2014 | 12:51 pm
    Hiring managers weed through piles of resumes, conduct countless interviews and meet hundreds of candidates yearly – so how in the world do you stand out from the crowd of people shuffling through? Outside of your technical skills and wonderful personality there are some tactics you can employ that will help you become employed. Our [...]
  • The Most Annoying Career Advice Cliche and Why You Need to Ignore it

    Brian Clapp
    22 Jul 2014 | 10:54 pm
    The career advice industry is wrought with cliches and recycled opinions, some of which drive our Director of Content Brian Clapp crazy! In this short video Brian tries to explain why one over-used myth is nothing more than an festering excuse for many people and should be banned from everyone’s repertoire. If you have any [...]
  • Entertainment Jobs Q&A – Should I Accept a Job Offer or Get my Masters?

    Brian Clapp
    17 Jul 2014 | 11:20 am
    We all have a friend who is a perpetual student, forgoing the job market for yet another piece of paper that says in fancy writing, “you are good enough, you’re smart enough and people like you”. OK, most Masters degrees don’t actually say that and I’m not trying to give off the vibe that a [...]
  • Entertainment Jobs Q&A – Career Paths in the Television Industry

    Brian Clapp
    15 Jul 2014 | 1:46 pm
    We’ve had a flood of questions coming in for our weekly Entertainment Jobs Q&A and since I really enjoy writing this column we’re going to double up this week. The most vocal part of our audience lately has been early college students looking for career guidance, or in this weeks case, a junior in High [...]
  • Entertainment Jobs Q&A: Do I Really Need to Relocate?

    Brian Clapp
    29 Jun 2014 | 1:27 pm
    As someone who has moved four times in the last year, I can understand why people are reticent to relocate. The packing, the finding a new home, the cable guy, the forwarded mail, updating credit cards – it’s annoying and moving once is enough to say “ENOUGH”! Entertainment jobs are not like most careers, there [...]
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  • SSC CGL 2014 - Exam Date OUT

    24 Jul 2014 | 11:47 pm
    SSC has released exam dates for SSC CGL 2014 tier I and SSC CGL 2013 tier II. SSC CGL 2014 Tier I Exam date - 19-10-2014 and 26-10-2014 SSC CGL 2013 Tier 2014 exam date - 20-09-2014 and 21-09-2014 Download Notification here Must read SSC CGL study plan and syllabusList of recommended books In case of any query comment below. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • RBI Assistant Exam Format and Syllabus

    24 Jul 2014 | 4:38 am
    RBI Assistant exam notification is already out here and last date for application is 06-08-2014. Today I am posting exam guide for RBI Assiatnt exam. Exam Pattern Section Number of Questions Total Marks Reasoning 40 40 English 40 40 Numerical Ability 40 40 Computer awareness 40 40 General awareness 40 40 Total 200 200SyllabusReasoningSitting arrangementPuzzlesSyllogismData sufficiencyNumerical abilityTime and workTime and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Delhi High Court asked IBPS to Furnish Vacancies Details

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:15 pm
    IBPS is again helpless in front of candidates. As many of you might know that PO III candidates are protesting against IBPS selection process. IBPS changed the selection procedure after written exam by introducing 10% reserve list. Further it is mentioned in the notification that there will be no reserve list. Now it is against the trend. There trend that 25-30% of the selected candidates don't join due to location problem or they find better opportunities. Vacancies of 21 PSU banks for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • RBI Assistant Previous Year Cutoff

    23 Jul 2014 | 1:25 am
    Many readers asked me to publish previous year's cutoff for RBI Assistant exam. So today I am posting previous cutoff for RBI Assistant exam. Must readRBI Grade B exam pattern and syllabus5 weeks Study plan (with free study material) Name of the Centre SC ST OBC General PWD Gujrat 119 NA 108 121 88 Karnataka 96 92 107 114 92 Madhya Pradesh 114 111 126 135 112 Odisha 113 101 127 136 103 Chandigarh NA NA ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Download RBI Grade B Hall Ticket

    22 Jul 2014 | 10:46 pm
    Link to download hall tickets of RBI Grade B exam is live now. From now onward I will start preparation series for RBI Grade B exam. Stay updated.Download Call Letter here Download instructions handout In case you are facing trouble then comment below. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
 
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  • Legal Secretary Interview Questions and Answers

    Dipra Sen
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:36 pm
    A legal secretary refers to the legal assistant or administrative assistant who typically assists lawyers by performing the day-to-day secretarial functions significant of a legal office. Legal secretaries are responsible to prepare and file vital legal documents like motions or appeals while taking dictation of briefs, typing those documents, attending telephone are also done by them efficiently.In high profile attorney firms, the experienced secretaries are also found in the managerial, senior secretarial or paralegal positions. The profession is not very prospective and is dying slowly.
  • Executive Director Interview Questions and Answers

    Dipra Sen
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:22 pm
    The executive director is the top leadership position also termed as CEO or Chief Executive Office or Managing director of a corporate organization, enterprise or corporation. The depiction and accountability of the executive directors vary and should be explained in the article of association of the Board. He can be hired from outside the company or can also be appointed out of the board of directors through voting. An executive director is primarily responsible to devise, expand and implement the business as well as strategic plans for an enterprise in terms of its services, manpower, and…
  • English Teacher Interview Questions and Answers

    Dipra Sen
    21 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    The English teachers make ready and teach students the basics of the English language, primarily in the public and private schools. They educate students about the fundamentals of grammar, accent and comprehension while making them familiar with reading, writing and speaking English flawlessly is their responsibility. The demand of English teachers is growing like anything throughout the world today.The profession offers extreme dignity, job satisfaction and excellent package with benefits. Even the high school or university students, housewives, elderly women can make their career as English…
  • Dental Hygienist Interview Questions and Answers

    Dipra Sen
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:59 pm
    Dental hygienists refer to the defensive oral-health care professionals who are licensed and certified in dental hygiene to provide clinical, administrative and remedial services in order to optimize the oral health status of the community.We find dental hygienists associated with education, research and counseling to improve total health by means of improving dental hygiene and its awareness among people. From long term health care centers, hospitals or community units to dentists’ chambers, the dental hygienists have an extensive area to work. The following dental hygienist interview…
  • Restaurant Manager Interview Questions and Answers

    Dipra Sen
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:48 pm
    A restaurant manager is responsible to oversee that the performance of his restaurant or group operates efficiently by maintaining superior standards of service, food, hospitality and safety measures. They should ascertain that the set-up function profitably and resourcefully backed by consistency, status and culture. No matter, whatever the size or volume of the business, a restaurant manager should take care of varieties of activities in terms of operation, administration and customer support. They are required to formulate strategic planning, shift pattern and other management activities…
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  • Preventing Crime Scene Contamination

    crimescene
    2 Jul 2014 | 4:41 pm
      A call comes in, and officers race to the crime scene. Crime Scene Officers investigating a scene have a crucial responsibility: to find and preserve evidence. In the past, we simply pulled on a pair of gloves and maybe a mask to filter out odors, and got to work. Nowadays, we know that’s not […]
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  • Vice President Promotes $35M Proposal to Test Rape Kits

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    7 Mar 2014 | 9:25 pm
    Vice President Joe Biden recently promoted President Barack Obama’s request for $35 million to help test more rape kits, saying it will help fight crime. The money is included in the $3.9 trillion spending plan for the 2015 budget year that Obama unveiled this week. It would be used to provide grants of unspecified amounts […]
 
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  • Strategies to Find More Time at Work [VIDEO TIP]

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

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

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    25 Jun 2014 | 9:37 am
    I’m writing this article in mid-June as the weather continues warming across the United States. Summer has officially arrived, and  like many of you, I’m longing for a vacation (especially from challenges I’ve recently chosen for myself, which I wrote about here.) How about you? Have you already marked the days on your calendar, or will you be one of the many who never take vacation from work this year? In fact, The Center for Economic and Policy Research showed that 25% of Americans take no vacation at all. Yikes. No wonder so many of us are cranky about our careers. Not…
  • Is It Time to Make Yourself Uncomfortable?

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    12 Jun 2014 | 11:29 am
    After 15 years in the same house, I’m packing up and getting ready to move. New house, new city, new state. I’m no stranger to change. When I launched my coaching business many years ago, I changed not only where I worked and what I did, but over time, I changed who I was and what I was contributing to this world. And that change was good. I know intellectually this change will be good, too. But the furrow between my brows is digging deeper. My UP band is regularly recording four hours or less of sleep (although I think it lies). Bottom line—this change is making me…
  • What to Say to Yourself in the Middle of the Night: Career Strategies

    Darcy Eikenberg, ACC
    16 May 2014 | 4:35 am
    One of the best career strategies I know is to get enough rest. Without it, our brains are fuzzy, our bodies are tired, and our hearts are more prone to spurring our mouths into reacting in ways that are not helpful. But if you’re like me, this isn’t as simple as putting your head on the pillow. In fact, our heads often work overtime and keep us tossing and turning, planning and thinking, when we should be sleeping and snoring. I’m tired of doing this (literally), so I’ve been practicing saying different things to myself  when I  wake up in the middle of the night…
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  • Entrepreneurship in Turkey for Women

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    22 Jul 2014 | 4:19 am
    Turkey offers a wide platform with a stable economy and diversified base for entrepreneurs. Whereas it can be acknowledged that some of the inhibitions to business are evident for both men and women, it is statistically clear that women face more barriers in entrepreneurship. It has been established that Turkey is the country with the lowest rate of women entrepreneurs within the organization for economic cooperation and development (OECD) and European countries. There are only a small number of female entrepreneurs and most of them are concentrated in cottage industries. This is therefore a…
  • 6 Truths You Probably Didn’t Know About Leadership

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    17 Jul 2014 | 4:52 am
    I’m sure you’ve heard both of these questions at least a 1000 times. Are leaders born? Or are they made? The answer is simple. Both. Leaders are born and they are made. Yes, some people are born with a natural propensity to lead while most people are born with some leadership ability. But both types of people still have to learn how to lead. Being the loudest, most aggressive and domineering person doesn’t necessary mean you’re a leader. I believe many people believe that the traits I just listed are what makes some people leaders and others not leaders. Not true.
  • Tips An Entrepreneur Needs To Make A Great Impression

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    15 Jul 2014 | 6:25 am
    Research shows that it is human nature to create an impression of somebody within seconds of meeting them, so if you’re planning a pitch, you’re networking for business or you’ve managed to secure a potentially lucrative meeting with a firm, first impressions are everything. In business, it’s often the figures and facts you concentrate on, but you also need to focus on your image, the way you carry yourself and your confidence; often, these things are as important as the words that are coming out of you mouth and the tables and graphs that are shown on projectors while you speak. If…
  • Five Things True Leadership Isn’t

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    11 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    Fannie Lou Hamer was an American voting rights activist and civil rights leader. Sometimes it’s easier to explain what something is by first explaining what it isn’t. Leadership is one of those subjects. So much has been written about leadership, yet we know so little. Many of us have probably have heard that leadership is influence. No disrespect to author John C. Maxwell but there is more to leadership. I’m sure Maxwell would agree. Leadership is a multifaceted and evolving concept that changes depending on the leader, organization and its team members. However, the core…
  • At Least 6 Things That Good Leaders Don’t Do

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    9 Jul 2014 | 7:19 am
    Earl Graves, founder and publisher of Black Enterprise magazine Leadership is easy to write about. It’s easy to give advice on what good leaders should do and shouldn’t do. It’s easy to criticize leaders and tell them how they should have handled a situation but the reality is – leadership is hard. There is no one way to lead and not all leadership styles are not applicable to all situations. Much of it depends on you. Leadership also depends on the culture of the organization, the type of people you have your team and most of all, your leadership level. Although HOW…
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    Austin Career Counseling Blog | Coaching | Resume Writing | Wolfgang

  • Career Workshop or Individual Career Coaching?

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

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

    Amy Wolfgang
    13 Jun 2014 | 1:49 pm
    One of my favorite options in LinkedIn is the relationship feature. Many of my clients have several hundred LinkedIn contacts which makes it harder and harder to remember how you met a particular individual. You connect with individuals for different reasons and it is helpful to segment them for messaging or searching. LinkedIn Relationship Tab To find the Relationship tab, open a contact. Look in the lower left of the first section – under the contact’s picture. Click “relationship” and you should see this: With the relationship feature, you can add notes related to…
  • How to Review Your Yearly Career Goals

    Amy Wolfgang
    31 May 2014 | 10:34 am
    Remember that yearly career plan you and your boss came up with awhile back? Have you been ignoring it? That’s okay but let’s get you into the habit of reviewing that yearly plan. Here’s a quarterly plan for reviewing last year’s annual review and preparing for this year’s. Q1 – The first quarter is typically the toughest to make progress since there’s no real sense of urgency. However, Q1 presents the most opportunity because often times you are adjusting to new plans and aren’t running at full steam. This is a great time to take care of…
  • Being Good at a Job Doesn’t Mean You Enjoy It

    Amy Wolfgang
    12 May 2014 | 10:54 am
    When I was 19 years old and a sophomore in college I took an accounting class to satisfy a requirement for my minor in Human Resources. Most areas of math never came easily for me. Therefore, I didn’t think accounting would be easy even though accounting is in my blood – my father is a CPA. I believe my dad wanted one of his children to major in accounting, even though he never said so. Not Sure What to Expect Going into this class I decided to sit in the “T” area of the class. I had heard that students who sat in the front row of a class or in a seat in the vertical middle row…
 
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    Careertopia

  • Develop Your Career with Computer Science [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Michelle Agner
    25 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    If you’re considering heading back to school for an entirely new career, you might consider training in Computer Sciences. This infographic from Oracle Academy shows a projected increase in Computer Science jobs of 19% by 2020. There’s a varied assortment of jobs in this niche, and some don’t even require a specialized degree: software engineer, systems engineer, java developer,… The post Develop Your Career with Computer Science [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Careertopia.
  • 7 Ways a DISC Assessment Can Help Transform Your Career

    Michelle Agner
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    So you’re not thrilled with work lately, but you’re not sure what to do about it. Job hunt? Go back to school? Pursue a promotion? Well, before you invest the significant time, money & energy involved in those options, you might consider doing a little self-reflection via a DISC Assessment. Why, you ask? What could… The post 7 Ways a DISC Assessment Can Help Transform Your Career appeared first on Careertopia.
  • What Recruiters Really Want to See on Your Resume [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Michelle Agner
    21 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    Have you been meaning to update your resume? Even if you’re not actively job hunting right now, it never hurts to post a current version and see what kind of response you get from recruiters. And if you’re going to put in the effort to update it, you may as well incorporate the top items… The post What Recruiters Really Want to See on Your Resume [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Careertopia.
  • The Absolute Worst Business Teamwork Photos

    Michelle Agner
    18 Jul 2014 | 1:00 am
    Have you ever hunted for the perfect stock photo for a presentation, flyer, or poster? We occasionally do, and it usually ends up with at least a few outbursts of laughter as we peruse Getty Images or iStockPhoto. And if we happen to be seeking something regarding business teamwork, expect a few groans as well.… The post The Absolute Worst Business Teamwork Photos appeared first on Careertopia.
  • The Key to Success: Not What You Think

    Michelle Agner
    17 Jul 2014 | 12:30 am
    The key to success lies in getting to the top, yes? Well, not always. And certainly not for all folks. Yet management books and many organizations focus on the definition of “success” as being the top dog, the CEO. Which is what makes Richard Hytner’s new book, Consiglieri: Leading from The Shadows, so interesting. Consiglieri questions why the… The post The Key to Success: Not What You Think appeared first on Careertopia.
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    Quit or Not

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  • The importance of perspective in work

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    15 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    By Julia Richardson - When you’re miserable at work, quitting your job can seem like the solution to all your problems. It gives you hope that your life will one day not be quite so miserable. Maybe you’re not naïve enough to view it as your one-way ticket to Utopia, but the unknown is much more appealing than your current situation. The importance of perspective in work cannot be underestimated. But what if you’re wrong? It’s scary to think that you may, because if you think too long the helpless feeling is all but certain to return with vengeance. Even so, it is important to…
  • 5 people who not to friend on Facebook

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    8 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    By Julia Richardson – Social media can be used in many ways, some platforms more than others. But who not to friend on Facebook is as important as who you are befriending. While LinkedIn is built around professional networking, others, like Facebook are used in a more personal way. Facebook was all fun and games in the beginning, but now it’s much more than a place to communicate with friends. Navigating who to friend or accept requests from can be tricky enough these days with mom and grandma getting in on the action. And once you find yourself censoring your thoughts and words, the…
  • The importance of a vacation while job hunting

    admin
    1 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    By Julia Richardson – A quick and easy way to ensure you’ll burn out at the job search is to push yourself too hard without a break. While it’s tempting for employers and employees alike to push harder and do more at work, this mentality can also transfer to those who are out of work. Not taking a break can be detrimental to your health, as well as to the health of your family. This means taking a break is not only wanted, it’s also necessary. The importance of a vacation while job hunting cannot be underestimated. According to National Geographic, only 14% of American…
  • Dealing with job insecurity: A guide to survival

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    24 Jun 2014 | 3:30 am
    By Julia Richardson – Once upon a time, it was one person and one job. You graduated, found a job, worked happily ever after until it was time for retirement. There was upward mobility, job security, and retirement security. But those days are gone. Dealing with job insecurity is a proactive exercise most of us would rather do without. But ignoring your frustrations can make getting a job even more difficult than it already is. While some people may only have one or two jobs in their lifetime, most of us will switch careers more than a few times. In many cases this is a good thing for…
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    The Vesume Group » Our Blog

  • The Power of First Impressions (Infographic)

    Mark Gould
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:53 am
    Recruiters and employers constantly speak of the necessity of creating a positive first impression, and to use the cliche, they do indeed last. But what makes a first impression, is it your words or your actions, how you speak or how you appear? David Keane, a corporate psychologist with Davitt Corporate Partners, a Dublin-based consultancy,… The post The Power of First Impressions (Infographic) appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • Tips to Organize Your Hiring Process

    Mark Gould
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:08 am
    Earlier this week we posted a blog with tips to help job seekers organize their job search.  This blog tackles the same topic, but from the hiring manager’s perspective. Just as we advise job seekers to organize their job search, it is as critical for hiring managers to organize their hiring process.  Just as an… The post Tips to Organize Your Hiring Process appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • Tips to Organize Your Job Search

    Mark Gould
    9 Jul 2014 | 9:29 am
    Tips to Organize Your Job Search Embarking on a job search can be a very frustrating and overwhelming process.  Even if you are currently working and looking to make a job change, perhaps there is less pressure to land a job but the process is no different. The job search process requires organization, diligence and… The post Tips to Organize Your Job Search appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • How to Reward and Motivate Employees–Without Spending Money

    Mark Gould
    3 Jul 2014 | 8:01 am
    “I’ve got some great team members who regularly go above and beyond the call of duty, who give me 110%, and are really making a difference for my company. Then I’ve got others who are steady and good, not stellar, but solid. I want to reward the stellar employees and let them know how much… The post How to Reward and Motivate Employees–Without Spending Money appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • 5 Job Search Tactics You Need To Stop

    Mark Gould
    1 Jul 2014 | 12:00 pm
    5 Job Search Tactics You Need To Stop Ever had a really great interview or found a job posting that seemed like an absolute perfect match? Then, after landing the interview, you may figured you were a shoe-in for the position. So you sat back and waited for the offer letter to come through. But… The post 5 Job Search Tactics You Need To Stop appeared first on The Vesume Group.
 
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    Careers in Government

  • The Reasons to Hire YOU as a Firefighter

    Bob Atlas
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:58 am
    This is a noble goal to have and an exciting journey that you will remember for the rest of your life. If you have not totally embraced this fact yet, you will, as soon as you make the total commitment to the ultimate goal of becoming a professional firefighter. After many years of observing entry-level ... Read More » The post The Reasons to Hire YOU as a Firefighter appeared first on Careers in Government.
  • How to turn a ‘NO’ into a ‘Yes’!

    Oscar Pearson
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:38 am
    The only way to get anybody to do anything is by making them want to do it. It’s as simple as that. Of course, it’s entirely possible to intimidate, threaten or plead; but to what avail? One might reach his intended (if diluted) result, yet in doing so will have sacrificed his dignity and will heedlessly ... Read More » The post How to turn a ‘NO’ into a ‘Yes’! appeared first on Careers in Government.
  • Drug Use: How Can Alcohol and Drugs Destroy Your Career Silently

    Saint Jude Retreats
    14 Jul 2014 | 10:10 am
    According to the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc. (NCADD), “24% of workers report drinking during the workday at least once in the past year.” The costs of alcohol use to the US economy annually top $223.5 billion dollars or $746 for every man, woman, and child. The cost of illicit drug use ... Read More » The post Drug Use: How Can Alcohol and Drugs Destroy Your Career Silently appeared first on Careers in Government.
  • How To Become a Lawyer with the Federal Government

    John Sinden
    11 Jul 2014 | 7:02 pm
    The federal government is a major employer of attorneys in the United States, and many of the most promising graduates from top law schools seek employment there. These highly sought-after positions task attorneys with determining the outcomes of many of the most significant legal conflicts. Becoming a lawyer with the federal government generally requires: A law degree ... Read More » The post How To Become a Lawyer with the Federal Government appeared first on Careers in Government.
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    Govt Jobs 2014

  • ONGC Recruitment 2014 Apply Online - Technical Asst & Jr.Assistant Posts

    Eswararao Mettu
    25 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    ONGC Recruitment 2014 Apply Online - Technical Asst & Jr.Assistant PostsOil Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) Hazria Plant invites online applications from Indian Citizens to the recruits of Technical Assistant, Junior Assistant Technician, Fireman and other posts. Eligible applicants are required to submit online application at www.ongcindia.com before 22nd August 2014.Read more »
  • RPSC Lecturer Recruitment 2014 Online Application

    Eswararao Mettu
    24 Jul 2014 | 10:24 pm
    RPSC Lecturer Recruitment 2014 Online Application www.rpsconline.rajasthan.gov.inRajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC) has issued latest advertisement on employment news papers for filling of 343 Lecturer posts through online registration only. All Indian Eligible candidates are apply before 28th August 2014. For more information regarding to RPSC advt given below.Read more »
  • Engineers India Recruitment 2014 Engineer/ Manager Posts

    Eswararao Mettu
    24 Jul 2014 | 9:55 pm
    Engineers India Recruitment 2014 Engineer/ Manager Posts www.engineersindia.comEngineers India Limited, an Engineering Consultancy Company is looking for dynamic professionals to filling of Senior Engineer/ Deputy Manager and Officer posts. Eligible and who looking for govt job, they can apply online mode before 25th August 2014. For more information given below.Read more »
  • BPCL Engineers and Managers Recruitment 2014 Online Apply

    Eswararao Mettu
    24 Jul 2014 | 2:26 am
    BPCL Engineers and Managers Recruitment 2014 Online Apply www.bharatpetroleum.co.inBharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) has released notification yesterday for the recruits of 53 Manager & Engineer posts. BPCL has invites applications from eligible applicants through online mode only before 23rd August 2014. Candidates are follow below instructions of BPCL eligibility details.Read more »
  • CPCB Recruitment 2014 Scientist & Assistant Posts

    Eswararao Mettu
    23 Jul 2014 | 9:52 pm
    CPCB Recruitment 2014 Scientist & Assistant PostsCentral Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has released recruitment notification 2014 to filling of twenty four Scientists and Seventeen Non-Scientists posts on contractual basis/ deputation. Eligible candidates are apply before 20th August 2014 through prescribed application format. More information regarding to Central Pollution Control Board eligibility process given below.Read more »
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  • www.cisf.gov.in CISF Recruitment 2014 for 119 Assistant Sub Inspector posts

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    25 Jul 2014 | 6:47 am
    Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), New Delhi has dispatched  notification for the recruitment of 119 vacancies as Assistant Sub Inspector (Executive), the empanelment is done by Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) for the year 2014-15 on its official website. Those who worked in regular services as Constable, Head Constable/GD, constable/Tradesmen for five years including the training phase with clean ACRs  record as on 1st August 2014 are eligible for the Sub Inspector(Executive) position by LDCE. Applicant who ensured the eligibility criteria as in Notification can…
  • Uttar Pradesh SI Hall Ticket | UP SI PET Admit card 2014 Download on www.uppbpb.gov.in

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    25 Jul 2014 | 1:18 am
    Uttar Pradesh Police Recruitment and promotion board had come up with the proclaim for notification and received application from to recruit 4010  Sub Inspector and platoon Commander PAC for the year 2014-15,  for this the examination is commenced to take place on 4th August 2014 across the state Uttar Pradesh and those who have applied can now download admit card for examination. Physically Eligibility Test for recruitment of Sub Inspector (SI) and Platoon Commander PAC has fixed to held on 4th August 2014, for which the Admit Card will be dispatched from 24th July 2014 on board’s…
  • www.kawardha.nic.in DWSC Recruitment 2014 for District Project Co-ordinator Posts

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    25 Jul 2014 | 12:35 am
    District Water and Sanitation committee of state kawardha has released notification for recruiting of District project co-ordinator position for the year 2014 on its official website. In accordance with the  Notification , The age limit of the candidates to apply for District Project Co-ordinator post in the State of kawardha Should not exceed 35 years of age The eligibility criteria for the aspirants who are willing for DWSC as District Project Co-ordinator 2014  Should have qualified Graduation and Post Graduation with computer Knowledge. Relevant years of experience in Water Sanitation…
  • www.bhmrc.org BHMRC Recruitment 2014 Notification for senior Resident posts

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    25 Jul 2014 | 12:05 am
    Bhopal Memorial Hospital & Research Center has inviting notification for recruiting of Senior Resident position for the year 2014 on its official website. In accordance with the  Notification , the age limit of the candidates to apply for Senior Resident post  Should not exceed 33 years, and it may vary for the reserved category and general category. The eligibility criteria for the candidates who are willing for  Bhopal Memorial Hospital & Research Center as senior resident 2014 Should have qualified Master Degree and Post Graduation Degree in Medicine/ Pulmonary Medicine/…
  • www.sbi.co.in SBI Recruitment 2014 Notification for 300 Special Executive posts

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    24 Jul 2014 | 9:23 pm
    state bank of India has released  notification for recruiting of 300  special executive positions for the year 2014-15. In accordance with the  official Notification, The age limit of the Candidates to apply for Special management Executive  post in the State bank of India age should be  between 25 to 40 years. it may vary for the reserved category and general category. The eligibility criteria for the candidates who are willing for SBI special executive position for the year 2014, Aspirant Should be Completed Graduation MBA/ MMS/ PGDBA/ PGPM,.PGDM from any recognized university and…
 
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  • How to change career after 30?

    Careerfutura
    5 Jul 2014 | 4:09 am
    Here are some tips on how to change career after 30: Ask the all-important question If you’re unhappy in your career, then you’ve likely toyed with the idea of starting over. But maybe your fears of the unknown are holding you back. That’s a perfectly natural and positive reaction. Anyone who jumps headfirst into a new career without a bit of fear isn’t being smart. The way to push past this fear in the beginning is to ask this all-important question: “Will I regret not going for it?” Will you look back on your life in five, ten, or twenty years and think, “If only I’d taken…
  • Mistakes Done in GD and Personal Interview

    Careerfutura
    4 Jul 2014 | 10:20 pm
    1. Emotional outbursts: This is the biggest mistakes done by students during Group Discussion. Sometimes topic is close to their heart and hence they sway from the topic. They usually get emotional while discussing such topics and thus, tend to forget for a while that they are being evaluated. They aggravate other members on purpose, once they find out what a person is particularly touchy about. This is one of the common mistakes done in group discussion and personal interview. 2. Talking endlessly: In some cases students enter the room determined to talk non-stop without considering what…
  • Common Mistakes Done During Exam

    Careerfutura
    4 Jul 2014 | 10:01 pm
    1. Spotting Questions: It is a general tendency of the students to spot questions from previous years’ question papers. But this is a malpractice. The students are actually supposed to spot the important topics. Their learning should be topic oriented and not question oriented. This is one of the most common mistakes done during exams. 2. Cramming Too Much Information Into Memory: Our brains can often only retain 10% to 20% of the information that we read. So, instead of trying to memorize, you should concentrate on understanding what is written in those pages. You should be able to…
  • Chemistry Study Tips

    Careerfutura
    4 Jul 2014 | 9:52 pm
    You must be willing to accept the academic challenge of learning chemistry. So here we provide you 7 important Chemistry Study Tips : First chemistry study tips is to study very carefully as it contains chemical reactions, formulas etc. which is very difficult to remember and recall. It needs to be practiced everyday. So remember that you may require more time to study chemistry but don’t study it in hurry. For example, it may take you 50 minutes to master 5 pages of chemistry textbook. To improve your concentration, break up your assignments into smaller tasks. For example, most…
  • What to do after Graduation in Commerce

    Careerfutura
    3 Jul 2014 | 2:37 am
    What to do after Graduation in Commerce? Are you a recent commerce graduate or in the final year of your graduation and wondering what to do after Graduation?  I think most of the B.Com student faces this common question. What they do not understand that the degree has prepared them for any career in management, banking, financial management, accounting and IT. They can also work as accountants in government or in private sector. The degree has given them a good understanding of the economy and the business.  They have learned how a business operates. There are lot many short term course to…
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    Get A Job With Tom

  • 24 Things Not To Do In Your Next Job Interview

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

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

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

    Thomas Greig
    18 Jun 2014 | 9:15 am
    Recruiters and Hiring Managers have less and less time these days to actually meet people due to many reasons and therefore telephone interviews are becoming more and more well known to weed out the good candidates from the bad ones.   A telephone interview will usually be a screening interview where your resume has impressed […] The post 15 Tips for Your Next Telephone Interview appeared first on Get A Job With Tom.
  • How to Network Yourself a New Job Using LinkedIn.com

    Thomas Greig
    26 May 2014 | 10:02 am
    Over the last few years, LinkedIn has turned itself from an average social networking program mainly consisting of networkers in the USA to the number one online business networking tool for professional individuals all over the world. As a Head-Hunter, candidates often search and find me using LinkedIn and the number of times I have […] The post How to Network Yourself a New Job Using LinkedIn.com appeared first on Get A Job With Tom.
 
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  • How to Renew Your CNA License

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

    Tiffany Michaels
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:05 am
    Learn how to switch your certified nursing certification to a different state so as to continue practicing as a CNA no matter where you go in the United States.
  • CNA Skills Set: Moving a Resident from the Bed to the Stretcher

    Tiffany Michaels
    1 Jun 2014 | 6:00 pm
    For your next CNA skill set, make sure you learn how to appropriately transfer a patient from the bed, to the stretcher or gurney. This can be a very dangerous evolution and requires the utmost attention to ensure you minimize injury and risk to you and the patient.
  • CNA Skills Set: Gait-Transfer Belt Use

    Tiffany Michaels
    18 May 2014 | 3:56 pm
    In preparation for your CNA Skills test, learn how to appropriately use the Gait-Transfer belt to ambulate your patient. Videos, tips and more.
  • CNA Skills Set: Patient Positions

    Tiffany Michaels
    10 May 2014 | 7:03 pm
    Find out all the different positions that a patient could be placed in for your CNA practical skills test examination. Discover how, when and why you should place them in a particular position and hear from previous proctors on what they think.
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    Tech-owl

  • Top 3 Ways to Find Unadvertised Jobs

    Vinay Sharma
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:45 am
    It’s been most of the time we rely on the jobs posted in the popular job portals. But many times, certain companies don’t post their jobs on such portal, instead they look for the candidates through other methods. The other methods may involve hiring through some third party resourcing groups, referrals, walk-ins etc. So how do you ever come to know about such jobs? Simple, we would guide you on this. By these methods, you could have some visibility of the jobs which are unadvertised jobs. 1. Search for the Company Websites This method is a bit tiresome but worth the results.
  • Sample Career Objectives for Resume

    Shweta Sharma
    23 Jul 2014 | 5:50 am
    Career objective is the most vital part of resume which describes your aim for job. This statement helps the recruiters to determine whether your goal is in line with their organization and the position available. So, create a powerful career objective for your resume. Your career objective should be of two or three lines at most. Below provided are some of the common career objective samples as well as sample of career objectives specific to the job. Common Career Objectives · To acquire a position that will assist me to use my strong organizational skills, educational background, and…
  • Tips to Give Presentation Like a Pro

    Vinay Sharma
    19 Jul 2014 | 9:34 am
    So you have been a person who is afraid of giving presentation in front of many people? Nothing new in that, because most of us have a fear of facing public and giving presentations. But if you follow these simple tips you could give presentation like a pro. Make your Voice Heard Whatever your topic is, you could make it more impacting by the way you present it. I have seen many boring presentations on very interesting topics. Because of dull, monotone and poor preparations by the presenter made it the worst. So before you start giving your presentation, work out on your voice, learn to…
  • Become an Irreplaceable Employee Like Steve Jobs

    Shweta Sharma
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:07 am
    If finding a job is tough, keeping it and maintaining it is even tougher. However, to make an important place in the company that you become irreplaceable employee is something that takes both your time and effort. For becoming the backbone of company, you have to work hard. If your manager does not think you are getting the job done, there are many people who can replace you. That’s why everyone wants to gain an advantage by making themselves irreplaceable. But how would you become so unique and valuable at work your organization won’t want to lose you?   Here are six tips on…
  • Internship Do’s and Don’ts

    Shweta Sharma
    16 Jul 2014 | 11:19 am
    Internships are an exciting part of your educational career. Internships have just become a necessity for all college learners. They assist you better understand your field, help fulfill your career goals, and give you the experience and skills the employers demand. Now, I have come up with few intern do’s and don’ts to help guide your future: Do’s · Treat Internship Like a Job: An internship is like a job. Here you are expected to be on time, and ready to work. Remember that during this period of internship, you are providing a live practical promo of what you are capable of doing.
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  • Open Office Spaces – Don’t Fucking Do Them

    Chris Alvino
    24 Jul 2014 | 1:55 pm
    If you think open office spaces are a good idea, I will tell you right out you should be fired. I don’t care who you are, manager, CEO, or a low level intern who thinks it’s cute you’re able to talk to another co-worker without walls. Here’s a big reality check: every time you think you’re being extra productive by shouting at another co-worker across the room you just cost your entire office in lost productivity. Every. Single. Time. So just shut up, get an office, and quit making the rest of us suffer. Disagree? Read on. If you’re not convinced by the…
  • Stop Asking for Take Home Tests

    Chris Alvino
    16 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    If you want to disrespect your prospective candidates for a job position, there is no faster way to do that than to assign a take-home assignment for them to complete to move on to the next round of interviews. Take home coding assignments especially are one of the worst things you can ask a job candidate to do. Nothing pisses me off more when, sometime during an interview process, I’m asked to complete a coding assignment to justify my abilities to an interviewing panel. I literally fill up with rage, put on my most professional smile, and tell them I’ll think about it. This…
  • Choosing the Right Job Out of School

    Chris Alvino
    21 May 2014 | 9:19 am
    You’re a new graduate fresh out of school and you’re looking for your first full-time job. Where do you apply? What kind of company should you be looking for? Who will have your back as a greenhorn fresh from the barracks? Your first few jobs matter the most and can serve to help you accelerate your career growth or cause you to stagnate. I’m here to help you distinguish the good companies and jobs from the bad. Mentorship is the name of the game Very few of your friends or advisors will tell you this, but the number one thing you need to find when you’re fresh out of…
  • My Number One Interviewing Tip For Students

    Chris Alvino
    13 May 2014 | 1:39 pm
    I previously wrote about how to come across as an expert during an interview. This is all fine and dandy if you’re an expert or have some experience in your field. But what can you do to impress your interviewer if you’re a new grad or changing careers? There is another secret to success that many people interviewing forget due to nerves and over-preparedness. It landed me my first full-time role and it will land you yours. That secret is… Always Be Curious! This simple secret, when demonstrated properly during interviews, will make you more likable and more hirable than any…
  • Interviews – My Number One Technique for Demonstrating Expertise

    Chris Alvino
    23 Apr 2014 | 12:43 pm
    There is nothing better for a hiring manager than sitting across the table from a true bonafide expert. Someone exuding confidence that you know you can trust with your most important tasks. I’m going to tell you the truth, being seen as an expert is a skill in and of itself. Being an expert and being regarded as one are two separate skills. I’m going to disclose my secrets to creating a rapport of expertise with my hiring managers so that you can do the same. The Fallacy of Knowledge There is one mistake many people make regarding expertise – thinking there is some threshold…
 
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  • 10 ways you can make work a spiritual practice

    Curt
    23 Jul 2014 | 8:21 am
    In my most recent post in my series on how to make work more meaningful, I outlined a framework for making your work a spiritual practice. That’s all well and good, but how about taking the idea out of the conceptual world and into the world we all live in? How, specifically, do you make your work a spiritual practice? The answer to that could fill a book, but here are ten practice areas to get you started. Each of these merits a post (or more) of its own, but for now let’s get started with this overview. 10 ways to make your work a spiritual practice Love: Imagine love…
  • How to make your work your spiritual practice

    Curt
    20 Jul 2014 | 2:03 pm
    One of the biggest opportunities to feel a greater sense of meaning in your work, regardless of whether you love your job or loathe it, is to make work a spiritual practice. A few weeks ago I posted about using time in traffic as a personal growth practice. The idea was that the time we spend behind the wheel is often a microcosm for a lot of the work we need to do on our life at large. It’s the same at work. If we’re conscious and aware of the opportunities – and willing to work with them – work can be a powerful place of personal and spiritual growth. Making your…
  • An intentional focus makes work more meaningful

    Curt
    18 Jul 2014 | 5:08 pm
    You can have meaning coming out your ears at work, but if your attention is habitually focused on what’s negative, the amount you’ll actually be able to feel is limited. In an earlier post in this series on making work more meaningful I encouraged you to stop looking for meaningful work and start looking for opportunities to experience meaning at work. One way to work with that idea is to intentionally direct your focus (similar to my post on energizing your work by changing your focus). Broadly speaking, you can do this in two ways: Look for the meaning points (the…
  • How a 10-year vision makes work more meaningful

    Curt
    15 Jul 2014 | 10:57 am
    Imagine yourself stuck in a small box of a room with barely enough space to turn around. The air is stale and the light is dim. You have a suffocating sense of being trapped with no room to maneuver. That room is all that exists in your world. Now imagine your view pulling up to give a higher level perspective on the world. You can still see the box of a room, but you can see what’s beyond it as well. You discover that the room isn’t all there is, and that inspiring possibilities lie beyond it. You realize you’re only trapped because your mind believes the present moment of…
  • Make work more meaningful: 11 ways to bring your heart to work

    Curt
    14 Jul 2014 | 9:02 am
    If you want a simple way to experience more meaning in your work, there’s one super-simple way to do it without changing a thing about the job itself. Love. Yep. That’s it. Easy, right? If putting those two words together caused your brain to wobble and bobble a bit, you’re not alone. Working and loving are two concepts that don’t automatically seem to go together in most people’s minds. You may even actively hold back from the idea of showing love at work. Love?? How unprofessional! If that’s you, I can tell you that you’re missing a key piece of…
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  • What To Expect With The Samsung Galaxy S6

    adminnumber
    23 Jul 2014 | 6:54 am
    With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S5 we can now start to speculate about what Samsung's next phone, the Samsung Galaxy S6, will bring to the market.The post What To Expect With The Samsung Galaxy S6 appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Video: Exactly How Durable Will The iPhone 6 Be?

    Dan
    21 Jul 2014 | 3:16 am
    The iPhone 6 is expected to come with an 'unbreakable' sapphire crystal screen, but can it really withstand intense damage? This video puts it to the test.The post Video: Exactly How Durable Will The iPhone 6 Be? appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Wireless Mobile Charging Trousers Are The Weirdest Wearable Tech Yet

    Dan
    16 Jul 2014 | 2:54 am
    This weird wearable tech innovation -- wireless mobile charging trousers -- is going to do very little to change the diverse opinions on the technology.The post Wireless Mobile Charging Trousers Are The Weirdest Wearable Tech Yet appeared first on Number Direct.
  • The Positive Impact Of Technology On The Environment

    Dan
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:42 am
    For a time, people felt that technology was harmful to the environment. But now we are beginning to see how it could play a vital role in conservation.The post The Positive Impact Of Technology On The Environment appeared first on Number Direct.
  • How To Solve Poor Mobile Reception In Rural Areas

    Dan
    24 Jun 2014 | 8:29 am
    For those living in the rural areas of Britain, poor mobile reception is often a daily frustration. So, what can you do about it?The post How To Solve Poor Mobile Reception In Rural Areas appeared first on Number Direct.
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  • Do’s and Don’ts for Career Transition

    george
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Take a good look early in the transition The path to a new job can be exciting. In fact, as you start down the road, it can be scary. The difference between happy excitement and dizzying fear has a lot to do with how well you’ve prepared for the transition. Before we look at the suggestions, let’s check your perspective on career transition. Job search status What is your job search status? Happily employed. Not actively looking. Employed. Considering options. Employed while looking for a different job. Employed while preparing for another career. Unemployed. Looking in the same…
  • Energy-Production Jobs: Solid Pay to High School Grads

    george
    27 May 2014 | 11:34 am
    Most jobs in energy production are open to high school graduates.  People hired at entry level will acquire skills on the job, while earning solid pay. …A few exceptions: Wind Turbine Technicians are less often entry-level. Job candidates may be expected to have 1-5 years experience.  Also, more education is common in candidates for Powerhouse Repairer opportunities.  As you apply for that, you will likely need some college, though not necessarily a degree. Despite relatively low education and experience requirements, these professions pay above-average wages, none less than $50,000…
  • 8 Tools for Tough Career Decisions

    george
    4 May 2014 | 11:09 am
    Maybe you’re unemployed. Or maybe a job change seems a distinct possibility. A coin toss is fine to begin a sports match, but not so good to make a career decision. Maybe you’ve been in offices where people have dart boards, game spinners, and other decision-making toys. Those can be fun. They are reminders that many of us face difficult decisions, day after day. Your career decisions deserve time and focus. If they cause you to worry or in the past have led to regret, consider using a tried-and-true process. Decision-making tools Analytic Hierarchy Process[1] This technique was…
  • Make Your Next Job a Better Job

    george
    7 Apr 2014 | 11:33 am
    Maybe you’re unemployed. Or maybe a job change seems a distinct possibility. That happens a lot, these days. Fortunately, you have choices. The detailed list of professions from the Bureau of Labor Statistics[1] lists more than eight hundred choices. You won’t find 800+ opportunities in your immediate neighborhood, but should be a handful, at least. More than one! Exploring the options The Department of Labor will help you find that career. They offer free, easy way to explore different professions. If you’re interested, head over to O-Net Online[2] The job you want is in…
  • You’re ready to learn. Are they ready to teach?

    george
    24 Mar 2014 | 11:47 am
    You have seen the ads on job boards and social media pages. A trade school or college has the key to the door of opportunity. Enroll now, the ads suggest, and your success is insured. But not guaranteed. Many careers require advanced training. Skilled trades may be licensed. Technical professions may require a college degree. Skilled trades Are you headed toward a state-licensed profession like hair styling (cosmetology), or tractor-trailer driver (CDL)? If so, check the state licensing agency website for that profession. Pre-license and exam prep schools will be licensed by the same state…
 
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    Media Jobs

  • Über-Networker With Hot Leads Needed For Travelzoo’s Business Development Manager Position

    Kathleen K
    24 Jul 2014 | 8:18 am
    It takes a unique type of person to hunt out the best places to dine, dance and relax in a city the size of New York. That is why Travelzoo Local is hunting for a Business Development Manager that is the quintessential Über-Networker for the NYC scene, knowing what is hot and what is not in the Big Apple.  The best candidate for this face-paced position will enjoy the challenge of finding the best services at the best prices for the Travelzoo audience. APP LY HERE     13 Million Americans Looking For Incredible Deals On Travelzoo Travelzoo is the ultimate site to find the best…
  • NY ad firm Intent Media looks to European expansion

    Cheryl Ross
    22 Jul 2014 | 7:10 am
    NY ad company Intent Media, which specializes in advertising products for the travel industry, has raised $22.7 million in new funding. Ads based on real-time intent  As any art directors or account managers who visit these pages will be aware, we like to focus on up-and-coming online advertising agencies and other fledgling firms much of the time here. But sometimes, it’s good to see how a more established company is doing. And Intent Media, by all accounts, has been doing extraordinarily well. The Series C round (led by New York’s Insight Venture Partners) brings the company’s total…
  • The BAM Connection agency launches: ad creativity through simplicity

    Cheryl Ross
    21 Jul 2014 | 7:51 am
    Brooklyn’s high-tech Dumbo district has a new advertising agency in the form of ‘The BAM Connection’, which launched on June 30th. BAM Connection, not BAM Business development managers familiar with Brooklyn could be forgiven for feeling a little baffled about why a new ad agency should name itself for the Brooklyn Academy of Music (which also uses the three-letter acronym “BAM”). But they’d be barking up the wrong tree. The agency’s name is actually derived from the surnames its two co-founders, Rob Baiocco and Maureen Maldari, both former executives with Grey Worldwide. As…
  • Chameleon Wanted at Likeable Media for Community Manager Position

    Kathleen K
    18 Jul 2014 | 9:33 am
    For those with their finger on the pulse of the social media community, the perfect position may be waiting for them at Likeable Media, voted one of the best companies to work for in New York City, by Crain’s New York Business. APPLY HERE Ranked 146 on the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies list in 2013, this global marketing firm is searching for someone with a chameleon-like personality to blend into their expanding organization. The position is for a community manager, encompassing management of client initiatives and a team of associate community managers. For a person who is…
  • Pond5 moves to conquer more of digital media market

    Cheryl Ross
    17 Jul 2014 | 7:13 am
    Shutterstock’s rival and younger New York neighbor, Pond5, has just announced a walloping $61 million Series A cash injection. User-generated creativity  Product managers toiling away in tech firms across the US may like to know how a company which hitherto raised only $500k in seed funding back in 2008 came to bag such a mighty new investment. Launched in 2006, three years after its chief competitor Shutterstock, Pond5’s alternative in the digital media and video world is its user-driven digital marketplace which provides a panoply of digital content in formats ranging from stock video,…
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  • Contracting as a career – a viable future?

    Editor
    15 Jul 2014 | 12:35 am
    These days, more and more people are moving away from the traditional working patterns and taking up contracting. It’s not right for everyone and it can be tough, but those who succeed report high rates of job satisfaction and can enjoy considerable financial success as well. The benefits of contracting Contractors do have to deal with clients – sometimes a lot of them – but they don’t have to deal with bosses telling them what to do and restricting how they approach their work. They can choose their own hours and generally they are free to dress as they like. Many contractors…
  • Tips on getting the most out of social networks

    Editor
    14 Jul 2014 | 8:58 am
    As you have probably heard on more than one occasion, social networks are indispensable to the success of a business on the net. Do you already know how to make the most out of them? Read on as you will find useful information, whether you are managing your social networks yourself, or you have a Community Manager on your computer taks. All social networks are not the same and also their users do not behave the same way, from one to another. Arguably, there is a kind of consensus on general trends, but there is a big difference in how to use each social network and the differences in the…
  • Do you really have to study to become an entrepreneur?

    Editor
    13 Jul 2014 | 2:40 am
    Little does the world of business resemble other workspaces. All great entrepreneurs often have similar characteristics in terms of attitude, approach and what they want for their business, hence that stands out against the rest, but they did not look anything like it in their academic record. Many have studied hard and have specialized in business while some have just finished their studies. It is clear that in this sector, the rules are not fixed and more experience and ideas are worth over many other things that are studied in a school. Entrepreneurship is not something you learn in a book…
  • The Smart Move – Studying in the Middle East to Follow Your Career

    Editor
    10 Jul 2014 | 3:29 am
    Much to its credit, the United Arab Emirates government has created an impressive, large and lively hub of academic learning in Dubai. The Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) provides world class teaching and research facilities. Within the city is the Dubai Knowledge Village, a campus that stretches for 1km and brings together several international universities and research and development companies. Most of these are affiliated to prestigious institutions from countries around the world. A number of American universities have established colleges or sister universities there and, as a…
  • How to scold your employees when needed

    Editor
    9 Jul 2014 | 8:32 am
    If you are an employer you happen to, sooner or later, have to scold your employees. Maybe it is because for the umpteenth time they arrived late or chat with colleagues during the time of service. Well, there are some rules that you should follow to ensure that your blame will not fall on deaf ears but also to avoid the risk of running into a complaint of bullying. Before you get to an official warning against the employee, it is recommended to try to resolve the issue in a more informal way. The human aspect is the basis for the operation of an employment relationship. Although – of…
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  • How to create a healthy work environment

    Celebrity Assistant
    21 Jul 2014 | 8:36 pm
    When working for celebrities, high net worth families and billionaires, executive personal assistants have enough pressure as it is – so they don’t need to be working in a toxic environment that will add even more stress to their burden. In the world of the super-rich, it’s common for the staff to be living in […]
  • When You Should (Not) Quit Over Your Salary Dispute

    Celebrity Assistant
    14 Jul 2014 | 6:18 pm
    As sure as the sun rises and sets each day, it’s inevitable that I will get a daily email from an executive/personal assistant somewhere in the world wanting to know if they should quit their job because they “aren’t getting paid enough”.   I can say with confidence that nearly everyone on Earth feels like […]
  • Why 110% At Work Isn’t Good Enough (If you’re doing the wrong thing)

    Celebrity Assistant
    8 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    It sounds so cliché but the old adage is still true: work smarter, not harder. So many personal assistants find themselves completely burned out because they are always giving 110%, but sometimes it’s not good enough – that’s if you’re putting your energy in the wrong place. Here are some lessons to maximize your time […]
  • The Raw Truth: Why Some Employers Will Never Get Their Ideal Candidate

    Celebrity Assistant
    30 Jun 2014 | 1:33 am
    When it comes to finding the ideal personal assistant, employers need to be realistic when it comes to their expectations. Of course there’s nothing wrong with wanting to get the most for your money, but there’s a fine line to walk when it comes to being too thrifty or unrealistic. Time and again, some high […]
  • Are you mentally AND physically prepared for your job interview?

    Celebrity Assistant
    21 Jun 2014 | 5:40 am
    Competing for personal assistant positions in today’s job market is like a battle of the gladiators. Even having “celebrity PA” experience on one’s resume isn’t enough to land a job because so many candidates are competing for open slots.   It goes without saying that assistants need to go into interviews very well-prepared. My rule […]
 
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  • Is Your Friends’ Advice Ruining Your Career?

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:33 pm
    This article is going to be short and sweet. It also might be the most important piece of advice you get this year… about taking advice. You see, advice is a tricky thing. Most of us happily take it from our friends, family members, co-workers, and the Internet. But have you ever asked yourself whether that advice is working for you? Is it helping you get the results you want in life? Especially when it comes to success and your career, advice can be a dangerous thing. My Dad has one idea about success, and would give me different advice than my friends, co-workers, or boss. Each one may…
  • At The Top: Growing From Employee To Leader with Gregory Gershman

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:37 am
      You ace every evaluation, come in early and stay late, finally earning the corner office. Now what? Watch this webinar and get the tools you need to transition from handling tasks for yourself, to getting an entire staff operating at peak proficiency. It can be hard to move up to management and find out that the skills that helped make you the best employee in your department aren’t the skills most needed to manage others around you. During this webinar we will discuss: Turning veteran employees into allies Getting your staff bringing information up, instead of micro-managing…
  • 4 Ways To Reconnect With Your Career

    21 Jul 2014 | 10:15 pm
    Remember all those years ago when you first started down your career path, making steady progress or landing a job you were sure you would want forever? Or maybe you just accepted a job that seemed promising, or that you felt was the best you could do, and one thing led to another – leaving you stuck without even a honeymoon period to look back fondly on? It happens a lot. We wake up and don’t want the job that we’ve got. It pays decently, or more-than-decently, and/or provides some other Holy Grail-type perks, such as flex time or, the Grail of all Grails, good group health insurance.
  • 5 Things You Need To Do Before Opening A New Business

    20 Jul 2014 | 10:31 pm
    Opening a new business can be extremely fun and exciting. It is the dream of many people to have a company that they can call their own, where they will be able to work for themselves instead of for someone else. Unfortunately, over 90% of new businesses end in failure. Any entrepreneur thinking of opening a new business is cautioned not to get rushed so that they can avoid falling into some of the traps that can easily destroy new companies. By following these five steps, the chances of success are increased: 1. Consider Cloud Hosting The Internet has brought with it a number of tools that…
  • 5 Tips For Establishing Yourself In The Office

    19 Jul 2014 | 11:30 pm
    In order to succeed in the workplace, you need to know how to bring your ideas to fruition. Unless you understand who the key influencers are in your office, even your best ideas won’t receive the recognition they deserve. The patterns of influence in most offices don’t follow the lines of the formal org chart, so it’s important to identify who has the power to institute change. You also need to know how to persuade those with informal power to buy into your ideas. Here are five tips for establishing your office influence, identifying the key influencers in your company, and becoming an…
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  • Color management through Android apps

    25 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Most of the times arrangements and color combinations look good and appealing as long as it is in our imagination. Even the simplest activity such as choosing upholstery for your home may result in not so satisfying experience. We start out with a bias and believe that we can’t go wrong in our selection and that our tastes are superior! However, once we have selected it and when we try installing it at home we find that not all is right with the scheme of things. Sometimes it seems to Read More..
  • FBI Virus Attacks Android Phones

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:46 pm
    What is Police or FBI virus from Android phone?Police or FBI virus from Android phone, also known as Android-Trojan.Koler.A, is a ransomware program that attacks Android devices. The ransomware works in the same way as it does on computers. It locks your device and presents you with a message claiming you have committed a crime and therefore must pay a fine to unlock your phone and have charges against you dropped. You should not follow the instructions presented to you as you ar Read More..
  • How UK data solutions developer Systems Mechanics uses HP Vertica for BI, streaming and data analysis

    23 Jul 2014 | 11:55 am
    Three years ago, Systems Mechanics Limited usedrelational databases to assemble and analyze some 20 different data sources in near real-time. But most relational database appliances used 1980s technical approaches, and the ability to connect more data and manage more events capped off. The runway for their business expansion just ended.So Systems Mechanics looked for a platform that scales well and provides real-time data analysis, too. At the volumes and price they needed, Read More..
  • Six Apps Everyone Should Have on Their Smartphones to Simplify Their Lives

    23 Jul 2014 | 10:55 am
    With a smartphone, you have a miniature computer right at your fingertips. No matter where you are, you can keep your life organized in a variety of ways. In a nutshell, smartphones can help to simplify your life in ways you probably never thought possible. This is largely due to the wide variety of apps you can download, and these six are no exception. Mint Mint is a great free app that allows you to keep track of your f Read More..
  • Bring back valuable files with MS Access Repair Tool

    23 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    P { margin-bottom: 0.21cm; direction: ltr; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); }P.western { font-family: "Times New Roman",serif; font-size: 12pt; }P.cjk { font-family: "Droid Sans"; font-size: 12pt; }P.ctl { font-family: "Lohit Hindi"; font-size: 12pt; } Don't we clean up our wardrobes for better management of clothes and accessories, so that we do not miss important things in the mess. Similarly, if we remove the clutter from database, we won't face any data loss. A lot of vital informa Read More..
 
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