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  • How to Increase Creativity in 10 Minutes

    The Burnout Specialist
    benfanning
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Here’s an easy way to increase creativity…Before asking for help on a problem from your boss, coworker, or even going to Google; force yourself to think of 3 possible solutions no matter how off-the-wall they may be. Practicing this approach will most definitely increase your creativity.
  • 5 Personal Branding Resume Techniques You Must Try

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    Jessica Holbrook Hernandez
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    You’ve probably heard it a million times: Personal branding is important to the success of a job search. Why is it so important? Related: How To Be The Brand Manager Of YOU Because as a unique job seeker, it helps define you as an individual and makes you stand out as a prime candidate. Must-Try Personal Branding Techniques There are aspects of your background that make you incredibly unique and highly qualified—and your job is to highlight those aspects so that hiring managers don’t have to guess whether you’re perfect for the job. To help you get started, here are five personal…
  • Emotional intelligence in the workplace

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    Adecco
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Emotional intelligence is the “ability to be aware of, name, and manage one’s emotions.” Beyond this, emotional intelligence in the workplace suggests an ability to understand the emotions of others and “relate to others in effective ways both personally and professionally in a wide range of contexts and roles.” Despite the misconception that decisions, particularly in the workplace, are made through reason and logic, it is actually true that “we decide 100 percent of everything emotionally and then spend hours, weeks or months underpinning these decisions with logical…
  • Negotiating the Best Starting Salary for Your New Job

    Work Coach Cafe
    Susan P. Joyce
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:49 pm
    When you start a new job, you have a “starting salary” — what you are paid at the start of your tenure in that position. The right starting salary is very important. Negotiating it can be challenging and a little scary, but the techniques and information in this article should help you understand your options. The […] The post Negotiating the Best Starting Salary for Your New Job by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • Success Story: Oasis Outsourcing

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    Jon Gordon
    1 Aug 2014 | 5:15 am
    Last year I had the privilege of speaking at the World Leaders Conference. During my time there I met Timothy Pratte from Oasis Outsourcing. After the conference Tim sent me this Success Story below. I hope it inspires you and your team. – Jon Oasis Outsourcing is one of the largest payroll outsourcing companies in the US. We pay more than 140,000 employees. Our West Palm Beach office serves as our corporate headquarters and one of our main payroll processing centers. In 2011, we hired a new employee on the recommendation of another employee. This new employee started with us, as most…
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  • You can’t get respect until you know what you want to be respected for.

    Penelope Trunk
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    I was talking to this woman who’s in her late 20s about how you have to know what you want to be respected for in order to feel respected. People can’t respect you if you don’t respect you. I can’t tell you her name. Let’s call her Imogene because it’s one of the most popular names of 2014 and I want this blog to feel fresh even though I’m writing about a topic that I have not been able to shut up about for five years. My investors respect me. But I’m pretty sure they respect me for my track record and not for what I’m doing now, which…
  • We need to talk more about Melinda Gates

    Penelope Trunk
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    I took my son to a Lady Gaga concert. I could tell you that. And I could tell you I take at least one kid on every business trip I have, and they are sick of it, so I tried to make Seattle fun by adding Lady Gaga. My son loved the spectacle. Even from nose-bleed seats. He loved dancing in the aisles. And even though he told me he didn’t want them, he finally admitted that he loved that I brought ear plugs, too. Should I tell you I went to Seattle and saw Lady Gaga with my son? Or do I tell you I went to Seattle because I’m using Infusionsoft on Quistic and it’s a mess…
  • Are you a cross-trainer or a dilettante?

    Penelope Trunk
    6 Aug 2014 | 12:01 pm
    I told Melissa that black and white photos look stupid on my blog. Did you know Melissa edits my photos? It started out that she lived with me, and she took all the photos. Her photos are gorgeous. When she moved out of my house I knew I couldn’t take pictures as well as she did, so I asked James Maher to take photos. He brought a gritty street photographer’s eye to the blog. James specializes in street photography. He cross-trains by taking pictures of me and my kids. He makes us look much more gritty and edgy than I feel. (Actually I feel gritty but not like art-project so much…
  • 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…
 
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    On the Job by Anita Bruzzese

  • Get Better Results by Taking Handwritten Notes

    26 Aug 2014 | 8:11 am
    The next time you go to a meeting, you might want to consider leaving your iPad behind and instead taking along a pad and pen.That’s because a new study shows what many of us have suspected for some time: That we’re better able to retain and understand information if we write it longhand instead of using a laptop or other device to take notes.In three studies by Pam A. Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer recently published in Psychological Science, it was found that students who took notes on laptops performed worse on conceptual questions than students who took…
  • How to Salvage a Bad Job Interview

    22 Aug 2014 | 7:51 am
    There's no better feeling than coming out of a job interview and feeling like you nailed it. You and the interviewer clicked, everyone seemed very impressed with your resume and abilities, and there was plenty of positive body language.On the other hand, there is no worse feeling than knowing that you messed up -- that somewhere in the interview you really bombed and possibly blew your chances of getting a job you really want. You head home,deeply depressed, ready to beat your head against the nearest wall for being such a numbskull.But before you put that knot on your head, consider that you…
  • How to Use Mindfulness in Leadership

    19 Aug 2014 | 1:12 pm
    Meditation – or mindfulness – is seen by some as the latest new-age fad where people sit around on the floor humming with incense burning nearby. It’s not often considered a top business practice at highly competitive companies.But some of the nation’s largest employers are embracing mindfulness as a way to ease the stress of a workday for employees, improve leadership and hopefully lead to happier and more productive workplaces.One of those employers is General Mills, one of the world’s largest food companies, which supports employees as they pursue mindfulness.Sandy…
  • How to Establish Trust in a Virtual Workplace

    13 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    Research shows that our conscious brains can handle about 40 bits of information a second. While that may sound like quite a bit, consider the fact that our unconscious minds can handle 11 million bits of information per second – and 10 million bits of that can be visual data.In a new book, “Power Cues,” author Nick Morgan explains this means, for example, that if you suddenly get a “powerful gut feeling that the person sitting across from you is concealing an important feeling or piece of news, that’s your unconscious mind at work.”He points out that studies show that…
  • Is "You're Overqualified" an Excuse?

    7 Aug 2014 | 8:02 am
    There is good news and bad news about the job market.First, the good news: Employers are hiring more people, and for better-paying positions.Now for the bad news: Some employers are still too short-sighted when it comes to hiring decisions.The Washington Post recently profiled a J. Jennifer Johnson, a 36-year veteran worker with tons of skills but no job offers.The reason? Employers have a “psychological bias” when it comes to employment gaps on a resume. For some illogical reason they believe that the worker must be incompetent if he or she has gone for more than six months without…
 
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    Marci Alboher, Working the New Economy Blog

  • 7 Heart-Healthy Perks of Dark Chocolate

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Evidence is building that products of the cacao plant, especially dark chocolate, are good for your heart. Medical studies show that people who eat dark chocolate have healthier cardiovascular systems, boasting better blood circulation and lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Cardiologist and Everyday Health columnist T. Jared Bunch, MD, recommends chocolate as part of your strategy to keep the world’s No. 1 killer disease at bay. “Dark chocolate should be included in a life plan that includes exercise, eating healthy foods that are largely plant-based, getting adequate sleep,…
  • The Secret to Holding a Plank Longer

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Photo by Shutterstock By Melissa Dahl / Follow @melissadahl I used to occasionally work out with my friend Hardeep, who, when I would slow down or make noises about giving up, had a motivational tactic that never failed. Related: How I Turned My Sex Life Into an Exercise Routine The paper is published in the journal Psychology of Sport and Exercise, and psychologist Christian Jarrett summarizes the findings today at the British Psychological Society’s Research Digest.
  • What to Expect After Suffering a Stroke (From Someone Who's Been There)

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    By Amir Khan Two years ago, Sebastian Baker came home from his job as a Merrill Lynch business adviser feeling sick. I dragged myself from the bathroom through the kitchen and out of my condo, and that’s where my cousin found me." The then 47-year-old​​ Jacksonville, Florida resident ​was rushed to the hospital, where he was diagnosed as having had a stroke.
  • You May Suffer From Sleep Drunkenness

    26 Aug 2014 | 3:42 pm
    Photo: David Zach/ By Melissa Dahl / Follow @melissadahl Your alarm goes off on your phone, and instead of turning it off or hitting snooze, you pick it up and stupidly say, “Hello?” You are, to use the technical term, in the throes of sleep drunkenness, those first few confused minutes we sometimes experience after waking. Related: 7 ‘Natural’ Sleep Aids for Insomnia Most of their stories were benign, and actually pretty funny, said Stanford University School of Medicine psychiatrist Dr. Maurice M. Ohayon, who was the paper’s lead author.
  • Losing Her Limbs, But Regaining Her Life

    26 Aug 2014 | 1:38 pm
    Photos Courtesy of Penny Fisher Six years ago, clothing designer and former model Penny Fisher was a busy mom of two on vacation with her family. Out of nowhere, she began to feel disoriented and ill. Within 24-hours she was on life support and her family was told to say their goodbyes. For reasons that are still unknown, Fisher had contracted Strep A, a rare bacteria that went into her bloodstream causing her to develop Toxic Shock Syndrome.
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    Brazen Careerist

  • What the Heck Is an Accounting Ninja? How to Decode Deceptive Job Titles

    Val Matta
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Accounting ninja. Conversation architect. Social media unicorn. What in the world are employers thinking with these job titles? The reality is that employers are getting more creative with their hiring processes. Whether it’s asking job seekers to jump through hoops during the application process or simply listing an opening with an outrageous title, understanding what employers want can be challenging. During your job search, you’ll probably find it difficult to uncover the different meanings behind inconsistent job titles. When you’re comparing similar job descriptions,…
  • Smart Hiring for Your Small Business: 7 Ways to Find the Right People

    Joe Howard
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Finding and hiring the right people is easier said than done, but it’s an important part of owning a small business. Training and processing new employees is expensive, so managing turnover and improving employee retention is an excellent way to keep tabs on your bottom line. Here are seven strategies you can employ to make better hiring decisions. (Click here to tweet this list.) 1. Perform background checks If you’re not already conducting background checks, it’s time to start. They’re not that expensive — you can have a basic check performed for about $25, and…
  • 4 Insanely Flexible Jobs That Will Help You Escape Corporate America

    Mallie Rydzik
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    You‘ve probably heard plenty about lifestyle businesses lately. It’s the new world of entrepreneurship: Sitting on a beach somewhere taking client calls from all over the world. As much as you would love to find yourself in that position, you may still be hesitant to dive headfirst into entrepreneurship. After all, there is still a lot of self-directed business going on in this scenario. Perhaps you’re not interested in becoming an entrepreneur, but still want a more flexible lifestyle than a 9-to-5 gig permits. For the Millennial generation, in which entrepreneurship is increasingly…
  • A Risk-Free Way to Start a Side Hustle (While Still at Your Full-Time Job)

    Liesha Petrovich
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    Some dream of becoming self-employed. Some are brave enough to jump in feet first. But others need to wade into the deep end one step at a time. For those who want to try running a business without substantial risk, use free or cheap resources to design a micro business that’s both profitable and professional. Then slowly grow your business into the real deal. Create a digital product Side hustles need a great product or service. It’s the most essential aspect of your part-time business. But it has to be something people want or need. You can create an e-book, PDF, app, game or video.
  • Care About Company Culture? Work for One of These 25 Employers

    Jennifer Snyder
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    So you’re looking for a job, right? But you don’t just want any old job. Your dream job needs to pay well, have great perks, and embrace a company culture you can identify with. Essentially, you’d like to be happy in your job and you don’t think that’s too much to ask. According to a newly released Glassdoor report detailing the top 25 companies for culture and values in the U.S., the majority of those looking for work feel the same way. It turns out that company culture is the second most important factor to job seekers — aside from salary, which is secure at number one — when…
 
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    David Zinger - Employee Engagement Speaker

  • 12 Tips for Virtual Employee Engagement

    David Zinger
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    Don’t Be So Remote It was a pleasure to write this blog post for Fuze, an excellent platform for mobile work,  on 12 tips for virtual employee engagement. Here is one of my opening paragraphs and one of the 12 tips. I encourage you to go to the full article to learn more. I believe the key question for managers of remote workers and distributed teams are to ensure the team and workers feel a part of the organization and work rather than feeling apart from the organization. We want our virtual workers and teams to be a part of something greater while also playing their part in…
  • Employee Engagement 3 Word Theme for 2014/2015: Engage, Engage, Engage

    David Zinger
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:01 am
    History of the 3-word theme. I first read about the 3 word theme from Chris Brogan. I have been using a 3-word theme for my work for six years and will be entering year seven in 10 days. Previous themes included: In 2009 my theme was: authentic, connect, engage In 2010 my theme was: engage, mobilize, produce. In 2011 my theme was: engage, educate, enliven. In 2012 my theme was: stop, focus, and finish. In 2012/2013 my theme was: discern, invite, engage In 2013/2014 my theme was spark, grow, write Benefits of a 3 word theme. A three word theme is succinct, easy to remember and…
  • Excellent and Eclectic Guidance on Employee Engagement and Virtual Teams

    David Zinger
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    How to Successfully Manage Virtual Teams Nearly 40% of global knowledge workers are now considered “anywhere, anytime” workers and an increasing number of us work in different locations than our managers and teams. Managing people and teams you rarely see in person is a reality, yet very few of us are given tactics and tools to be successful. In conjunction with Fuze, I invited a panel of experts to discuss how managers can foster better employee engagement and performance among remote staff. No boring slides or sales pitches — just unscripted conversation and practical strategies you…
  • Employee Engagement Discernment

    David Zinger
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:32 am
    Finding employee engagement discernment on the wheel of engagement. Last week the Halogen Talent Space Blog posted my piece on 6 ways to be more discerning with employee engagement. Three of the six ways were: Abandon the search for the ONE definition of employee engagement. Be skeptical without slipping into being cynical. Cease your benchmarking mentality; get off of the bench and into the game. To read more about these 3 ways and to learn about the other 3 ways visit the article:  The Wheel of Engagement: 6 Ways to be More Discerning about Employee Engagement in 2014. David Zinger is an…
  • Employee Engagement Roundtable Discussion for Mobile Managers

    David Zinger
    4 Aug 2014 | 6:08 am
    Join Us August 13 10AM PT Monday is the 180th birthday of John Venn, the originator of the Venn diagram. As a small tribute to his simple yet powerful diagram structure I have made a venn diagram for an upcoming free webinar/roundtable on employee engagement and mobile management that will be held next week. This is not your typical webinar with a bunch of slides and a sales pitch. This is a one hour dialogue, sponsored by Fuze and hosted on Fuze, to help virtual, remote, and mobile managers foster and enhance employee engagement. I am so excited to be joined in the dialogue with Wayne…
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    All Things Workplace

  • Beware of Feedback In Disguise

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

    Steve Roesler
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    Enjoyed good interview by Dr Michelle Pizer; had a chance to discuss leadership and its available today on Crack the Leadership Code. Register FREE! @steveroesler ow.ly/zpyXu
  • 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…
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    Jon Gordon's BlogJon Gordon's Blog | Developing Positive Leaders, Organizations and Teams

  • The Power of a Positive Educator

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

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

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

    Jon Gordon
    29 Jul 2014 | 4:30 am
    I recently received this encouraging note and article below from a high school student named Hannah Jennings. Hannah gave me permission to share this because she wants to help other teens going through similar challenges. It inspired me and I hope it will inspire you. -Jon My name is Hannah Jennings. I go to Spirit Lake High School. I’m an aspiring author plus much more. I wouldn’t be on the path that I am on now if it weren’t for you coming to speak at my school. I had major issues with my grades, my parents, my brother, and pretty much I was going down the wrong path. The…
  • Life and Death

    Jon Gordon
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:54 am
    Two weeks ago my family and I were on a plane from LAX heading to Atlanta. Shortly after taking off and soaring above 10,000 feet the plane abruptly slowed down and the power went out as the pilot spoke over the sound system, “We’re experiencing a mechanical failure and heading back for an emergency landing.” The next moment the plane descended so rapidly that my head hurt and I thought we were going down. I looked at my wife and son, who were sitting to the left and a few rows back since we couldn’t get seats together, and saw the fear in my wife’s eyes. I grabbed my…
 
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    Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog

  • Last Call to Sign Up for CLW

    Steve Pavlina
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    The Conscious Life Workshop kicks off in one week in Las Vegas (Aug 22-24, 2014). We’ve had 119 registrations so far, which makes this the biggest 3-day workshop we’ve ever done. We sold out the original meeting room we booked, upgraded to a significantly larger room, and now that room is nearly sold out too. We still have a little room left, so we’ll continue taking registrations for as long as we can. Emails About a day after people sign up for the workshop, they receive an autoresponder with the following message, inviting them to share more details about their…
  • What You Need to Say Yes to CLW

    Steve Pavlina
    8 Aug 2014 | 1:17 pm
    Here’s a detailed update about the upcoming Conscious Life Workshop, which kicks off in two weeks in Las Vegas. I’ve also sprinkled in some cool personal growth ideas to share, so this is actually a combination of promoting the workshop and a new article. We now have 104 people 115 people (updated 8/12) signed up for CLW, which is absolutely terrific. That makes it the biggest 3-day workshop I’ve ever done. This will bring an amazing amount of transformational energy into the room. The main purpose of this workshop is to help you bring into balance 3 core parts of…
  • New Genius Code Mindfest – Listen for Free

    Steve Pavlina
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:19 pm
    Just a note that the free Genius Code Mindfest is running this week. It’s hosted by Learning Strategies and Paul Scheele. You can tune into it and listen right away since the Mindfest has already started. This Mindfest focuses on tapping the power of your subconscious mind to solve problems and generate fresh ideas. Skim through the sign-up page and see if the topic appeals to you. As usual the whole Mindfest is free. Learning Strategies has discovered that many people will purchase copies of their courses after listening for free online, so these Mindfests are a nice win-win…
  • 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…
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    Career Upshift

  • What if Seinfeld had been a show about job search?

    Paul Freiberger
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:15 pm
    Here’s a hypothetical plot. The Upstart Kramer wouldn’t make much headway in a buttoned-down corporate workplace, but he’s gotten word of a startup, a freewheeling place with plans to disrupt some existing field. Kramer knows this isn’t a traditional firm and that the rules are quite relaxed. Taking his cue from this, he arrives for his interview barefoot and dressed in sweatpants and a t-shirt with a subtle hammer-and-sickle design. Go here for other Seinfeld Job Search stories, for fun and tips, too.
  • Tips for the Best Sales Resume

    Paul Freiberger
    1 Aug 2014 | 12:56 am
    Sales and marketing professionals may be able to sell ice to an eskimo, but sometimes they forget the importance of selling themselves with carefully developed and optimized resumes and LinkedIn profiles.  It seems easier to sell a product than to sell ourselves.  Some of the keys to developing a resume that will sell your potential include leveraging the achievements over the span of your career. You are trying to develop your brand, just the way you optimize a company’s brand.  Here’s a summary of some essentials: - Show off your value by quantifying results, rather than…
  • The Happy Ending Job Interview Tip

    Paul Freiberger
    1 Jun 2014 | 9:21 am
    Answers to situational questions during job interviews do not have to be divorced from reality. In fact, some of the best use actual events. Start by addressing the hypothetical situation, but shift gears if you can think of a true story that parallels the fictional one. For example, if you are asked how you would handle a difficult colleague, do not hesitate to tell a true story of an actual difficult colleague and the steps you took to manage the situation effectively. Stories from real life make better examples than what-ifs. In this context, of course, the only stories you should tell are…
  • Launch the job search by asking the right questions

    Paul Freiberger
    31 May 2014 | 2:35 pm
    New college grad in the family?  Suggest to your child that a good place to begin thinking about a career and a job search is with the nature of your own unique self. Look within. There are a multitude of questions worth asking: • What matters to you? • What are your career goals? • Where would you like to be in five years? In 10? In 20? • What do you want to contribute? • What do you see as your place in the world? • What aspects of your life are most important? • What values do you hold most dear? • How do you like to spend your time? • What are your hobbies and…
  • An overture in your cover letter

    Paul Freiberger
    25 May 2014 | 12:10 pm
    Rather than summarizing your resume, your cover letter should highlight your key qualifications. It should end with either a promise to contact the hiring manager to set up an interview, or an invitation to get in touch with you. If your letter is sufficiently appealing, the contact invitation will merely be icing on the cake. Whether you invite the reader to call you for an interview or commit to making contact, consider including your phone number in the last sentence of your cover letter. In addition to placing your contact information at the top of the page, putting your number at the end…
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    CollegeRecruiter.com

  • Applying for Entry Level Jobs? What Years of Experience Means in a Job Description

    William Frierson
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:02 am
    I’m going to let you in on a little job searching secret: The “years of experience” section of a job description is often a white lie. The job I got after graduating from college “required” 3 to 5 years of experience. (I had none.) The job I just got “required” 5+ years of
  • Three things interviewers might expect you to do…

    William Frierson
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    With 9.7 million unemployed people within the United States, and the number of people aged between 16 and 24 out of work increasing by 2 million in the last quarter*, the jobs market is a challenging place to be for job seekers. Not only is there the difficulty of securing the first stage interview, more […]
  • Edifications of Becoming a Speech Therapist

    William Frierson
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:40 am
    With the economization of several industries, it is becoming quite difficult to choose your career path, or to know whether your position would be qualified or required by the industry. In spite of this chaos, there are few areas which assure a strong possibility of career development in the upcoming years. One such area is […]
  • Recent Graduate, Writing Resumes for Jobs? Understand These 7 Things Concerning Applicant Tracking Systems a.k.a. ATS

    William Frierson
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:18 am
    Here at Jobscan, we published an article about how to make the best possible impression in the ten seconds it takes recruiters to decide whether your resume is destined for the dustbin. But that advice only applies to those job applicants fortunate enough to have their resumes looked at by actual human beings – a rare occurrence,
  • College Students, Have Jobs as Entrepreneurs and Need a Boost for Your Businesses? 7 Ideas that Could Work

    William Frierson
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    Does your small business need a little something extra? If you have been turning over the same stable profits year after year, but aren’t growing as a business then something is wrong. Success is not about having a stable, solid company. Success is about always striving to improve and grow your company whenever you can do so. If
 
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    Execupundit.com

  • Learning the Hard Way

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:24 am
    John E. Smith at The Strategic Learner has three important lessons about leadership. If you regard enthusiasm as a key part of your leadership style, be sure to check it out.
  • "Don't Know"

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The British version of The Office was vastly superior to the American one. Here is a video of the boss, David Brent, giving a performance appraisal to Keith, a mountain of cooperation.
  • Fascinating Bosses in Novels

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    Ebenezer Scrooge [A Christmas Carol]Jack Aubrey [The Aubrey-Maturin novels]Captain Ahab [Moby Dick]George Smiley [The early John LeCarre novels]Miranda Priestly [The Devil Wears Prada]Augustus McCrae and Woodrow F. Call [Lonesome Dove]Vito Corleone [The Godfather]M [The James Bond novels]Italo Bombolini [The Secret of Santa Vittoria]Frank Skeffington [The Last Hurrah]
  • Quote of the Day

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:00 am
    This is the true joy of life; the being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one, being a force of Nature rather than a feverish selfish little cloud of ailments complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. - George Bernard Shaw
  • Ambiance

    26 Aug 2014 | 7:38 pm
    As I write the aroma of wet dog drifts in from the kitchen. There was some irrigation overflow at the back of our property and she found it. She cagily pretended to be interested in a harmless plant but as soon as Old Dad turned his back, it was time to wallow.I may shop for a fire hose this weekend.
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    The HR Capitalist

  • TASE ME FOR ART: More On Sheeple In Your Organization....

    Kris Dunn
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:06 am
    Sheeple (rhymes with and used as a replacement for "people") - People unable to think for themselves. Followers. Lemmings. Those with no cognitive abilities of their own. We've talked about Sheeple here before.  You know them well.  Something bad happens in your organization and there's a collective panic, mainly because Sheeple run in packs, love to think the sky is falling and have an inability to think for themselves. You? You're just a PR hack with an HR title when it comes down to it.  You spin.  You must spin to control the mental flow of Sheeple.
  • Does a Full Email or Voice Mail Inbox = Low Engagement?

    Kris Dunn
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:22 am
    You've dealt with it too many times to count. You want to leave an email or a voice mail for someone, and your wish is denied.  Their inbox is full. And you start judging them. "get your #### together" "that is one of busiest people on earth" "organizational skills?  Probably not" "they've reorged to the point where this is happening at this company" "he has ceased...caring" If you notice those hypothetical reactions you could have to a full email or voice mail inbox, you'll notice they are part accusation and part empathy.  …
  • Managers As Coaches: The Key Is Confrontation....

    Kris Dunn
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:34 am
    Spent a good part of last week talking coaching skills to a group of managers in Texas.  How do you coach?  Why should you coach?  Why do so many managers not actively coach their people? Then I see this from Tim Sackett, which I think is pretty good: "When you tell me I should ‘act’ more like a coach, and less like a manager, I get very confused.  Let me give you a little insight to how most coaches behave: - Our intent is to get our players to be a more aggressive version of themselves for a short period of time to help us win a game. - I’ll publicly extol the virtues of…
  • VIDEO: HR Confidential (@timsackett, @williamtincup and @kris_dunn)...

    Kris Dunn
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:51 am
    Hey Peeps - The other blog I run - Fistful of Talent - is doing a thing with SumTotal Systems calld the Summer Series #HRHangout, where we break down a single topic in a 20 minute Google Hangound - you can get it live every Wednesday at 2pm Eastern, or you can check it out after the fact on the SumTotal YouTube page. Yesterday was our second one and Tim Sackett, William Tincup and me talked about HR Confidential - our favorite HR stories - at least the ones we could share in a PG-13 environment ... Check out the hangout below (email subscribers click through for the video) to find out.
  • Saying Good Job: The Difference Between a Head Pat and Coaching...

    Kris Dunn
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:50 am
    It's always a little surprising when you're out in the world and find out many people have a fundamental issue with saying "Good Job." For some on the far end of the "I'm tired of sucking up to these damn millennials who got a trophy for using toilet paper in an anatomically correct way ", saying "good job" is as hard for them as it was for Hancock.  Check out the video below (email subscribers click through for video) for a taste: We get it right?  Do your job.  Don't expect praise for doing your job.  That's what boomers and Gen X…
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    Evil HR Lady

  • Best way to boomerang back to an old job

    Evil HR Lady
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:06 am
    What do LeBron James and Steve Jobs have in common? They both returned to companies they had worked for previously. (And yes, a sports team is a company and it is job.) Steve Jobs did so with great success. How LeBron James does remains to be seen. Many of us have jobs that we left for one reason or another. We found a new opportunity, went back to school or just plain got fed up with working there. Yet, years later, we want to return to the old company. Doing this isn’t as straight forward as applying to a totally new company, but there can be some advantages to returning where…
  • 10 ways school is different than the working world

    Evil HR Lady
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:05 am
    Today is the first day of school in my town, or as parents like to call it, “The most wonderful day of the year!” As I sent my cute little first-grader into the big school for the first time, I hope that his teachers work to prepare him not just to do schoolwork but for a career (in the very distant future!). Then again, in many ways even the best schools can never fully prepare you for life on the job. Here are some key differences in how employers think compared with school. 1. If you can’t do the work, you’re out. In school, they bring in specialists to help, and…
  • Showdown With Showtime: Never Ask Professionals to Work for Free

    Evil HR Lady
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Startups have tight budgets, so often want to get the best deals for everything. The best deal is not free. Dan Cassaro does awesome design work. So awesome that Showtime (yes, the premium television network which earned an estimated $692 Million in 2011) asked him if he wanted to participate in a contest to create a piece of art that reflects the “intensity” of a boxing match. The winner would win a trip to Las Vegas! Woo-hoo! To keep reading, click here: Showdown with Showtime: Never Ask Professionals to Work for Free
  • Make Sexual Harassment at Your Office Stop

    Evil HR Lady
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:58 am
    When everyone laughs at a dirty joke, you probably don’t think anything of it. After all, every television show you’ve ever seen shows the office as the correct place for sexually charged humor. But your office isn’t The Office and someone who habitually tells dirty jokes can create what is called a “hostile environment.” Even if everyone is laughing, someone may still be offended, and that’s the legal standard. If a reasonable person could be and is offended, you’ve just crossed into sexual harassment. You need to ensure this doesn’t…
  • The hidden business benefits of fantasy football

    Evil HR Lady
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    Football! The real kind, with shoulder pads and helmets and touchdowns. Americans love it. We watch and we cheer and cry over our favorite team’s ups and downs. And we fantasize over it — big time. In the countless fantasy football leagues that have sprung in recent years, players act as team managers who get to pick their own teams out of the ranks of real football players. The statistics from each player’s real weekly statistics are used to determine who won each each week. It’s all harmless fun, except in one respect: time. Career services firm Challenger, Gray…
 
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    CAREERBRIGHT

  • Advantages of Flexible Work Schedules

    Shweta Khare
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:38 pm
    In the business world today, it is no longer necessary to punch the clock in the office or follow the 9-5 principle to be successful and productive. Flexible scheduling is one of the most important employee benefits. Not only employees want it there are quite a few who are negotiating flexible working before accepting the job offer. Flexible working is the freedom juice that boosts job satisfaction. Pf all the obstacles you can think of, connectivity and collaboration issues within teams and individuals do not present any  hurdles in our tech friendly world. High speed internet connection,…
  • 7 Ideas to Rejuvenate your Business

    Shweta Khare
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:12 am
    Does your small business need a little something extra? If you have been turning over the same stable profits year after year, but aren’t growing as a business then something is wrong. Success is not about having a stable, solid company. Success is about always striving to improve and grow your company whenever you can do so. If you feel as though your company has hit a wall and that it is no longer improving then, you need to take action. There are plenty of ways that you can move your business in a new direction and find new ways of expanding. Many business owners settle for below par…
  • Higher Education – Cheaper and Effective with Online and Mobile Learning

    Shweta Khare
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    With college becoming extraordinarily expensive, many college prospects and their parents wondering if a post-high school education is really worth it. Sadly, many folks enrolled in higher education studies in hopes of bettering their life and their financial outlook, but ultimately ended up in a much deeper hole than before thanks to staggering amounts of student debt. Furthermore, we simply cannot ignore the overwhelming unemployment rate. What good is a college degree if statistics tell you that you will likely be unemployed? There is a very real chance that the recent increase in the…
  • Online Tools to Use during Career Change

    Shweta Khare
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:09 pm
    Stuck in a job you don’t like anymore? Want a career change but don’t know how? Ready to step on a new journey to discover a satisfying career? Yes! There are many of us everywhere who are pondering over this question now. Career change is not easy, but in the recent years technology has enabled vast distribution of knowledge for all of us to do things faster and efficiently. Using technology to empower your career change is essential in our tech savvy world. Use these tips to accelerate your career change: Knowledge First The more you know, the more places you’ll go. The more…
  • 7 Career Options on a Platter with a Culinary Arts Program

    Shweta Khare
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:16 pm
    When we think of culinary school or culinary arts the first thing that comes to our mind is cooking. We think of chefs making fancy dishes and desserts at five-star hotels and restaurants. Learning how to cook is a major part of a culinary arts program, but there is so much more to culinary school than just cooking. Enrolling in a culinary arts program opens up a whole world of career options. You don’t have to be restricted to sending your resume to restaurants alone. Here are a few of the many options that a culinary arts program provides:   Chef The first and most obvious career…
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    Michael Lee Stallard

  • Cut the Strings: Provide Autonomy in Execution

    Michael Lee Stallard
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:29 pm
    #47 Provide Autonomy in Execution –Monitor progress and be available to help your direct reports but refrain from “micro managing” unless they ask for specific help. This meets the human need for autonomy that allows people to experience personal growth. This is the forty-seventh post in our series entitled “100 Ways to Connect.” The series highlights language, attitudes and behaviors that help you connect with others. Although the language, attitudes and behaviors focus on application in the workplace, you will see that they also apply to your relationships at home and in the…
  • What CEOs Can Learn from Alcoholics Anonymous

    Michael Lee Stallard
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    By Michael Lee Stallard and Colton Perry As seen on Fox Business. Change is hard.  It requires energy and effort. Some people relish change; most resist, consciously or unconsciously.  For them change is uncomfortable at best, painful at worst.  CEOs who want to effect major change have their work cut out for them. It might not be an obvious place to look, but CEOs can learn about successfully implementing change from Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). Beating addiction is no easy feat. Seventy percent of addicts relapse within one year.  Since its founding in 1935, AA has helped many alcoholics…
  • Connect by Holding Individual Knowledge Flow Sessions

    Michael Lee Stallard
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:03 pm
    #46 Hold Individual Knowledge Flow Sessions – Begin by making a list of the people you must interact with in order to perform your work well. Similar to Group Knowledge Flow Sessions, in meeting with individuals, share your Vision for what relevant actions need to be taken in your work with them, who you see as responsible for each action, and when it needs to be completed; ask them to tell you “what’s right, what’s wrong and what’s missing” from your thinking; and consider their ideas and opinions to learn from them and show you value them. This is the forty-sixth post in our…
  • Seek Ideas and Opinions in Group Knowledge Flow Sessions

    Michael Lee Stallard
    10 Aug 2014 | 1:25 pm
    #45 Seek Ideas and Opinions in Group Knowledge Flow Sessions – When leading Knowledge Flow Sessions, share with participants that “I don’t have a monopoly on good ideas and we will be our best only when we all share our opinions and ideas.” Encourage dialogue by asking participants to tell you “what’s right, what’s wrong and what’s missing” from your thinking. Everyone’s opinions and ideas should be considered so ask people who are quiet to share what they think.  Listen and consider the ideas put forth.  Implement good ideas and give credit where it’s due.  This…
  • Lead with Vision in Group Knowledge Flow Sessions

    Michael Lee Stallard
    3 Aug 2014 | 12:07 pm
    Photo Credit: StockImages #44 Lead with Vision in Group Knowledge Flow Sessions – A knowledge flow session is a meeting that allows leaders to both inform and listen to members of their teams. Begin by sharing your Vision, i.e. your thoughts about what actions need to be done, by whom, and when each action needs to be completed. We call this “putting your cards on the table.” In the coming weeks, I will share more helpful tips for facilitating knowledge flow sessions. This is the forty-fourth post in our series entitled “100 Ways to Connect.” The series highlights language,…
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    Gautam Ghosh on Human Resources

  • Panel on Social HR at @SMWMumbai on 23rd Sept #SMWMumbai

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

    Gautam Ghosh
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:43 am
    During the recent TechHR Conference organized by People Matters I had the pleasure of interviewing Constellation Research's analysts Alan Lepofsky and Holger MuellerHere's the Google Hangout video of the conversation with Alan and HolgerIf you want to talk to me about a story or a speaking engagement, contact me on gautam@gautamblogs.com | Twitter | Facebook Page | LinkedIn
  • Attend the #TechHR14 expo and Unconference for free on 22nd Aug at Gurgaon

    Gautam Ghosh
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:25 am
    Am so excited that the People Matters' team is organizing India's first conference focused on HR technology called The Tech HR Conference on 22nd August at The Leela Gurgaon.If you're in the Delhi/NCR area and can't pay for the conference don't fret! You can still attend the Expo and the Unconference for free! Details hereI would be doing some stuff in the unconference :) For one I would be moderating a Google Hangout with Constellation Research Group's Alan Lepofsky and Holger Mueller and we are going to discuss about the Global emerging trends in the area of HR Technology and how future of…
  • Apps to get the best Twitter experience

    Gautam Ghosh
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:26 pm
    Getting to understand Twitter and using it well is not easy, since it is not a "social/professional networking site" but rather an "information stream". Here are some of the tools that I use along with Twitter to have a great Twitter experience.1. TweetdeckTweetdeck was one of the third party clients which got acquired by Twitter. And it is the primary interface by which I use Twitter on the desktop. As you can see it makes your different streams visible on the same screen and you can add various columns to make twitter work most usefully for you. Tweetdeck also helps you post from multiple…
  • What I learned after twelve years of blogging :)

    Gautam Ghosh
    26 Jul 2014 | 11:27 pm
    So this month I completed 12 years of blogging on - well- my blog :)It has been quite a roller coaster ride with 2964 blog posts over these 12 years. The real "golden age" of blogging was in the 2004-2007 era before the arrival of social and information networks like Facebook and Twitter.So what did I learn during these 12 years of putting my thoughts out for faceless readers. Here are some thoughts1. It's a global worldWhen I started blogging about HR issues I had no idea who all were blogging about the area. I discovered the ability to find out who was linking to your…
 
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    Personal Branding Blog - Stand Out In Your Career

  • Multiple Choice Leads to Improved Solutions

    Elinor Stutz
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Do you remember your old school days, where the standard test featured was that of asking you to choose between True or False answers? Those types of tests can easily drive the creative person crazy as the grey line and new possibilities were always seen. The entrepreneurial sort would ask of each question, “What if?”  But there was no room for the appropriate answer. Today, we have so many choices surrounding us, it’s difficult to say no or yes to all of them. The best course in this case, is to question where you are, where you are headed, and what do you want your…
  • How to be a Great Manager

    Ceren Cubukcu
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Great managers are inspirational leaders who have a clear vision of the future and achieved significant success in their fields. A great manager also needs to inspire others for greatness and knows how to motivate them to be better at what they are doing. All of the employees want to work with a great manager since they know that their manager will help them excel in what they are doing and as a result, they can get promoted. Below are some tips that will help you become a great manager that everybody wants to work with: 1. Be Clear in Your Communication: If you want to be a great manager,…
  • 5 Damaging Career Moves to Avoid

    Glassdoor.com
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    Careers aren’t made overnight, but a few mistakes can easily derail your career pretty quickly. Whether you’re complacent in your current position, or you’re swept up in office politics, there are many snafus seasoned professionals can run into. “People make a lot of mistakes in their careers, some are small and can be recovered from with an apology or the passage of time,” says  Julie Bauke, career strategist, president of The Bauke Group, and author of Stop Peeing on our Shoes: Avoiding the 7 Mistakes that Screw Up your Job Search.  “Others can fully derail your career and…
  • Personal Branding Weekly – Bloodied, Beaten by Your Own Hand

    Maria Elena Duron
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Dave blew it this week. His email response was filled with CAPS, accusations, references to “pent up feelings” – all the things you may want to say but didn’t (which would be the smarter move) -  have now placed in an email where it can live for eternity (and be shared, reviewed and re-read). I’ve been there. But, haven’t we all? You allow someone to push your buttons and you “go there”.  Something has to be said. Something has to be done. Here’s how to stop yourself from bloodying and beating your personal brand up by your own email: 1. Take a breath You’re…
  • Wow Prospects and Influencers: 3 Social Media Daily Tasks

    Crystal Washington
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:30 am
    Social media allows professionals to construct strong business relationships leveraging insights and data previously unavailable pre new millennium. So why are so many professionals wasting time, not getting results?  They typically have a weak personal brand and network, and don’t invest time building relationships. Create a Strong Network Prior to joining any social network for business, professionals must identify their desired target market. Are they looking to connect with hiring managers, industry influencers and peers? A business owner may desire to connect with potential customers,…
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    Information Technology Dark Side

  • This guy hated the crazy view logic all over his rails app. You won’t believe the simple trick he used to fix it!

    David Christiansen
    22 Aug 2014 | 10:20 am
    Sorry, I couldn’t help it. This style of headline is all over the place. It’s tacky, so this is me mocking it a little bit. Yesterday I blogged about a distinction regarding DRY and posited an example of view code that is better with repetitive code than DRY code. I won’t rehash that, so here’s a link. In the end of the post I mention that I want to be able to create views that are named like this: - menu.html.haml (default) - menu.bsa_troop.html.haml (alternate view for Boy Scout of America Troops) - menu.sa_group.html.haml (alternate view for Scouts Australia Groups)…
  • Functionally repetitive code is best served DRY. Coincidentally repetitive code is best served simple.

    David Christiansen
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:49 am
    I’m starting to realize there is a difference between code that is functionally repetitive and code that is coincidentally repetitive. Here’s an example of some functionally repetitive code: class Admin::CoursesController < Admin::AdminController def index @courses = Course.all end def show @course = Course.find(params[:id]) end def engagement @course = Course.find(params[:id]) end def new @course = Course.new end ... end Functionally repetitive code is repetitive because of the functional nature of the activity being coded – for instance, finding a resource on a controller…
  • Coding without Caffeine

    David Christiansen
    28 Jul 2014 | 5:40 am
    Best Sleep EVER I woke up this morning at 6:00 am feeling totally awesome. I slept like a log last night, better than I’ve slept anytime in the last six months. Shannon tells me kids came in and out of the room, talking, even snuggling, and I didn’t even roll over. It was a deep, dreamless sleep and I feel freaking great right now. I quit caffeine 2 1/2 days ago. Wait, why!?!? I know right? Caffeine is a huge part of the world’s culture, especially coffee, especially in the morning. Quitting caffeine is a very counter-culture thing to do, but that’s not why I did it. I…
  • 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…
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    Career Opportunities with Douglas E. Welch

  • Noted: Op-Ed: America, say goodbye to the Era of Big Work via The Los Angeles Times

    Douglas E. Welch
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:51 am
    Noted: Op-Ed: America, say goodbye to the Era of Big Work via The Los Angeles Times For much of the past century, the Era of Big Work — the 40-hour workweek and its employer-provided benefits — were the foundation of our economy. That was then. Now, independent work is the new normal. Freelancers, independent contractors and temp workers are on their way to making up the majority of the U.S. labor force. They number 42 million, or one-third of all workers in the nation. That figure is expected to rise to 40% — some 60 million people — by the end of the decade. Read More…
  • Video: The Bell Curve of Success from “What is success…and why you might have it already?”

    Douglas E. Welch
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:26 am
    The Bell Curve of Success from “What is success…and why you might have it already?” A short clip from this longer presentation Watch this entire presentation Transcript: The reason I call for these levels of success is, there is a mathematical property that we have know about for — gosh, I’m going to say almost a hundred years probably – -and you’ve all seen it — anyone who has been to school has seen it. And that is The Bell Curve. Right? The funny is about math is we can come across mathematical constructs that actually mimc the world in very…
  • Empathy…

    Douglas E. Welch
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    “Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings or situation of another person. As you might imagine, empathy is a very important trait for those people who want to successfully collaborate with others, whether as co-workers, manager and staff or client and consultant. If you are unable to connect with others or truly understand what they might be feeling, you set yourself apart like a modern day Marie Antoinette, giving advice without any real understanding of the world around you. Other people are quick to catch on when you lack empathy or any real understanding of how they are…
  • Audio: Smartphones, technology and your career with Douglas E. Welch at OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) in Simi Valley, California

    Douglas E. Welch
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:36 am
    Audio: Smartphones, technology and your career with Douglas E. Welch at OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) in Simi Valley, California An hour-long talk on how careerists (and anyone) can better use the technology they carry with them every day for OPEN (Outstanding Professionals Employment Network) in Simi Valley, California. I talk about apps, using voice control, navigation, productivity and more in this wide ranging talk. Listen to this presentation Follow Douglas E. Welch and Career Opportunities on thees sites: Follow CareerTips on Twitter Circle Career-Op on Google+…
  • Noted: How to Be a Highly Productive Night Owl via Lifehacker

    Douglas E. Welch
    24 Aug 2014 | 4:36 pm
    How to Be a Highly Productive Night Owl via Lifehacker Being an early riser has its benefits, but it isn’t for everyone. Some of humanity’s greatest minds (Voltaire for example) were renowned for sleeping in. Depending on personality, environment, and work schedule, being an early riser may not be practical. A few months ago I gave early rising a try. I was able to wake up 1-1.5 hours earlier, but I couldn’t adjust to the early bed time. Each night around 10:00, no matter how tired I’d felt that day, my mind became active and I was unable to shut down until after 12:00. After a few…
 
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    JobMob

  • Do You Have This Moneymaking Personality Trait?

    Jacob Share
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    To plan or not to plan. This is a guest post by Stephan Wiedner. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Two flights, two kids, 16 hours of air travel and a 3-hour drive to our final beach-side destination. We tuck the kids in, flop down on our own bed, and whisper in exhaustion “we made it!” The next morning I roll over with the sound of waves gently hitting the shore and smile at my wife. “Good morning,” she exclaims, “so, what’s the plan?” What’s the plan??? We’re on holidays. The last thing I need is a plan. Despite our…
  • 7 Steps to Convince Your Boss to Promote You

    Jacob Share
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    If you’re ready, get him ready. This is a guest post by Karin Hurt. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. 1) Understand His Perspective Work to truly understand his view. It’s likely that your current performance is a factor. Understand what you’re doing well in your current job from his perspective, as well as where things are breaking down. Resist the urge to talk about “promises” made by other leaders, or your expectations based on those discussions. 2) Be Real Share what you’re feeling and why. Gently share specific examples…
  • Neil Patel’s Complete Guide to Building Your Personal Brand

    Jacob Share
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    A personal branding guide from a personal branding success. Thank you to Neil Patel and Quicksprout Traffic U for sponsoring the 8th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest. According to his blog’s About page: “Neil Patel is the co-founder of Crazy Egg, Hello Bar and KISSmetrics. He helps companies like Amazon, NBC, GM, HP and Viacom grow their revenue. The Wall Street Journal calls him a top influencer on the web, Forbes says he is one of the top 10 online marketers, and Entrepreneur Magazine says he created one of the 100 most brilliant companies in the world. He was recognized as…
  • How To Be Irresistible In Interviews

    Jacob Share
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    The non-intuitive formula to job interview success. This is a guest post by Sharon Sayler. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. You’ve role-played your interview over and over, you’ve researched the company and come up with three ways you will be a team player, how to be an asset to the company and the one thing you’ve learned from failure…. You’ve been coached on what to say, you’ve practiced your firm handshake, your friendly smile and know how to make good eye contact…. You’re ready! Well, I…
  • How To Use Personal Branding To Shine Bright

    Jacob Share
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    It’s all about amplifying your message. This is a guest post by Yinka Olaito. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Ignorance is not bliss. People who know nothing often operate in darkness. Life in darkness holds no benefit to the individual or the community at large, and staying in darkness of ignorance makes you feel life is a constant struggle. It gives the impression something must be wrong with you. Meanwhile in absolute terms, nothing is wrong with you at all. It is your ignorance and your inability to know how to switch the light…
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    Bigg Success

  • What Makes You Unique

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

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

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    16 Jun 2014 | 4:50 pm
    Bootstrap marketing helped an unknown entrepreneur pull off one of the biggest political upsets in history. Click PLAY to hear George & Mary-Lynn share the story and lessons for any business and... [click to read more]
  • 10 Reasons Dumbass Entrepreneurs Make More Money

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    7 May 2014 | 12:00 am
    Dumbass entrepreneurs George & Mary-Lynn talk about the dumbass entrepreneurs whose horse won the Kentucky Derby on The BIGG Success Show podcast! Click PLAY to listen. *NOTE: When we wrote this... [click to read more]
  • The Agony of Defeat

    bigginfo@biggsuccess.com (bigginfo@biggsuccess.com)
    8 Apr 2014 | 12:30 am
    The agony of defeat – we’ve all felt it. Click PLAY to hear George & Mary-Lynn share how to overcome it on The BIGG Success Show podcast. The agony of defeat was met by countless... [click to read more]
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    Business Pundit

  • 10 Incredible Innovations Born from Social Media and Crowdsourcing

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

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

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

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

  • Sleuthy the Spider and Your Job Search

    billiesucher
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:08 am
    Yesterday morning was foggy outside, overcast and in the 70’s – a great day for taking a long walk which is exactly what we did. This time, I grabbed my phone – not the digital camera -- as I have...
  • Don't Let the Coming Tsunami Sink Your Job Prospects!

    Jean Cummings
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:18 pm
    A couple of years ago, I reported that the number of contractors (consultants/self-employed persons) in the workforce was 23-30% of the total workforce. I did a double take when I read that Payscale.com predicts that contract workers will be HALF...
  • Rethinking Your Thinking About Job Search

    billiesucher
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:35 pm
    “Look not at the days gone by with a forlorn heart. They were simply the dots we can now connect with our present, to help us draw the outline of a beautiful tomorrow." ~ Dodinsky As a job seeker, have...
  • 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...
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    The Chief Happiness Officer Blog

  • Announcing Woohoo Labs – our research division

    Alexander Kjerulf
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:57 am
    We’re conducting 3 different and really cool studies right now. Which is why we’re proud to announce the inauguration of … drumroll please … Woohoo Labs is our research division and currently consists of 1 full-time employee and two interns. Expect cool things.
  • Plan for slack

    Alexander Kjerulf
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:38 pm
    Workplaces must give employees unscheduled play time. If work days are overloaded, there is no learning or creativity. Plan for slack.
  • Study: Positive feedback increases intrinsic motivation

    Alexander Kjerulf
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:08 am
    Here an interesting study on the effects of positive feedback: Male and female undergraduate students performed an interesting task and received either positive or negative feedback relative to their performance. Subjects then filled out intrinsic motivation and feelings of competence scales. Results showed that, relative to negative feedback, positive feedback led to higher levels of intrinsic motivation and competence feelings for both males and females. So not only did positive feedback increase feelings of competence, it also gave the subjects more intrinsic motivation. This is crucial,…
  • Do you want to be a Chief Happiness Officer?

    Alexander Kjerulf
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:30 am
    Here’s one of the next big things we’re working on: We want to create a training program for other potential Chief Happiness Officers. We’ve been doing this work for corporate and government clients for over 10 years. We’ve spoken in over 30 countries and worked with organizations like IKEA, LEGO, IBM, Pfizer, Accenture, Oracle and many, many others. In short, we have collected a lot of experience and knowledge on making workplaces happier – and we’d like to share that as widely as possible. Here’s the idea: We will create a 4 or 5-day training some…
  • Get to know new employees

    Alexander Kjerulf
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    In the last two months we have doubled the size of our company. We used to be three but we have added two interns and one full-time employee, who are working on some really cool projects for us. Basically, Thomas, Nanna and Sofia in the picture above are our research department. We call them Woohoo Labs :) Any time you add people to a team, it’s essential to get to know each other. The best tool we know for that is Personality Poker, so of course we played a game and ended up learning a lot about ourselves and each other. Here are the personalities of everyone in the team: No matter…
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    Managing Leadership

  • Shape Shifting

    Jim Stroup
    12 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Due to an inexorable change in the direction and nature of my activities, as well as certain effects these are having on my discretionary writing schedule, I must herein announce that I will no longer be publishing to this site. The nature of the writing here and the need for regularity in its presentation clearly cannot be met for the foreseeable future. The site will remain up, as its archives are often visited by readers either browsing from the main page or directed to specific articles by internet searches. It remains possible that I will write irregularly on a variety of (primarily…
  • High expectations

    Jim Stroup
    8 Aug 2014 | 11:00 am
    We’ve been talking about how the military uses the 5-paragraph order as one way to generate activity that is founded in organizationally relevant perspective. We most recently noted that this order-promulgation method isn’t just used at the top – it’s expected that all commanders at all levels use the system in full – from the commander of all forces in theater to every team-leader of even the smallest units. But there’s one more thing to note about this: It’s not just that commanders are expected by their seniors to give the fully-prepared order – their troops also expect to…
  • 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…
 
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    Lindsey Pollak Career Blog

  • Win a Copy of My New Book, Becoming the Boss!

    Lindsey Pollak
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    We are just a few weeks away from the Sept. 16 launch of my new book, Becoming the Boss: New Rules for the Next Generation of Leaders (#becomingtheboss), published by HarperCollins. I wrote this book to help young professionals (aka Millennials) become the most successful and happy leaders they can be. In its recent review, Publishers […]
  • Smart Strategies for Marketing to Millennials

    Lindsey Pollak
    22 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Millennials are nothing if not savvy shoppers. Having grown up with a world of information at their fingertips and living through a recent recession, they expect value and honesty from the brands they interact with. This savvy consumerism translates into their education and career choices as well. Millennials will shop around for the right university […]
  • The No. 1 Reason Millennial Diversity Matters for Employers

    Lindsey Pollak
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    The face of the future American workforce is changing — quite literally. According to the Pew Research Center, 43 percent of Millennial adults (also known as Generation Y) are non-white, which is the highest percentage in American history. And the U.S. Census Bureau projects our country will become majority non-white as early as 2043. But diversity among […]
  • Don’t Buy Into These Millennial Myths

    Lindsey Pollak
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    As I said in the Tomorrow@Work report for the Hartford’s Trends Forecast, this is the year Millennials will finally be taken seriously as leaders, and we’ll end the Millennial-bashing once and for all. The media is turning a corner from portraying Millennials as “entitled,” “coddled” and “addicted to their smartphones” and realizing they represent the […]
  • Management Solutions for Millennials and Managers of All Ages

    Lindsey Pollak
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:56 am
    Bruce Tulgan is a leadership and management expert and bestselling author whose latest book The 27 Challenges Managers Face: Step-by-Step Solutions to (Nearly) All of Your Management Problems is due out in September. I recently connected with him to get some advice for new managers and how their employers can help them succeed. Here’s what […]
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    HR Daily Advisor

  • Is This Morale Booster a Fantasy? It Does Make Productivity Disappear!

    Melissa Blazejak
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    It’s that time of year, again, where you eagerly mark the calendar while waiting for that first day. The anticipation builds as you watch TV and begin investigating the best deals. And no, I’m not talking about the kids going back to school. I’m talking about fantasy football! The preseason has just begun, and that means it’s time to start doing your research, finding your sleeper picks, and praying that Julio Jones doesn’t go out in the fifth week—again! Fantasy football has gained in popularity, and with that comes lost productivity in the workplace. A recent report, conducted…
  • ACA ‘Play or Pay’ Decision Guide for Employers (Infographic)

    Chris Ceplenski
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:59 am
    The employer responsibility provision—commonly known as the “play or pay” provision— of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), was originally supposed to become effective January 1, 2014, but in July 2013, the Obama administration delayed its implementation until 2015. In February 2014, the administration released final regulations making further changes to implementation of the provision. Now, under the new final regulations, applicable large employers with 100 or more employees will still have to contend with possible penalties under the play or pay provision in 2015. However,…
  • Unique Retirees Need Help; Plight Brings Bipartisan Support in House

    Elaine Quayle
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    We are used to the U.S. House of Representatives being divided along party lines, but a proposed bill has shockingly garnered bipartisan support from the House Committee on Veterans Affairs. Well, it pertains to veterans—four-footed veterans, often classified as “equipment” and sometimes banned from riding on military aircraft to get back to the United States for their retirement. Partnering with the officials from the American Humane Association and Mission K9 Rescue, bill sponsor Representatives Gus Bilirakis (R-Florida) and Dina Titus (D-Nevada), joined by Marsha Blackburn…
  • Developing an Effective Occupational Health and Safety System

    guest
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    By: Anthony Di Bratto There are two main approaches to occupational health and safety (OH&S). One is a reactive approach based on legislation and the threat of legal action including fines and business restrictions. The second is a more proactive and self-reliant approach based on the principle that it is in the best interest of the business to have the safest workplace possible. The latter describes when a business takes an active stake in the health and well-being of its workers through various OH&S initiatives in order to positively impact the health of workers and the bottom…
  • Pros and Cons of Opt-Out Employee 401(k) Plans

    Bridget Miller
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:08 am
    Retirement saving rightfully gets a lot of press, since it affects all of us. One of the most widely talked about retirement vehicles is the 401(k) plan, in which employees can make tax-deferred contributions to plans administered through their employer. It’s become the default retirement savings scheme for most people, replacing pensions, and there are actually a lot of options out there when it comes to 401(k) administration. One option that has come up a lot in recent years is the opt-out 401(k) plan. What Is an Opt-Out 401(k) Plan? An “opt out” plan is like any other 401(k)…
 
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    CEO Blog - Time Leadership

  • Leading Surveys and the Power of Asking the Right Questions

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

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

  • The Importance of Starting Today

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:07 am
    I talk a lot about focus because it’s one of my greatest weaknesses. I have ADD. It takes me awhile to get my focus going in one direction and keeping it there. When it is there, the results are fantastic. When it’s not, I’m a blubbering mess. Finding ways to improve my focus has been a mission of mine over these last few months. It’s been the missing piece to my success. I’ve got most of my passions figured out. And I know my strengths well. My success has been good but not great. Over 1,000,000 views on Work Happy Now. The money I earn from coaching and consulting is good. The…
  • Why Your Career Strengths Aren’t the Whole Picture

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:35 pm
    Your strengths are tricky. I used to think I was a great writer, but I’m really not. There are many better writers than me, but what helps me sell books and courses, and grow my blog is my passion for my subject, not the quality of my prose. Art is also a passion of mine. There is something amazing about taking a blank canvas (blank page) and turning it into something that makes people feel something. In college, I once wrote a paper breaking down a piece of art from Rembrandt. I broke down each area of the painting. From the hand gesture of the woman laying in bed to the expression on her…
  • How to Start a 2 Minute Meditation Practice That You Won’t Quit

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:37 pm
    As soon as I hopped on a coaching call last week, I heard a sigh. Jamie was stressed out. “How was your week Jamie?” I asked her. Another sigh. “It was rough. My boss dumped all this extra work on my plate and I can’t do it all.” “Are you feeling stressed.” “Oh, boy, do I! I just can’t seem to stop thinking about work.” “I know the feeling. Why do you think it’s so hard to let go?” “I know, it’s just…” she trails off. “It’s just what?” “I’m not sure. I just don’t know the answer.” How you feel at work affects your performance, relationships, and…
  • Use This One Thing to Boost Your Motivation

    Karl Staib - WHN Author and Speaker
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:58 pm
    Yesterday I was struggling to get my “happy plane” off the ground to do some writing, but I just couldn’t get my mindset into a creative mood. I knew what I wanted to write, but the sentences were clumsy. Then I did what any smart creative person does… I picked up one of my super rubber duckies and just looked at it and squeezed it. I give presentations and throw these superhero duckies out into the crowd to help remind people that they have superpowers. Funny how I forget the simple reminders that I know are useful to my clients. Toys can have a calming effect on even the grumpiest…
  • 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…
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    The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss » Blog

  • The Art of Strategic Laziness

    shanesnow
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:20 pm
    David Heinemeier Hansson (“DHH”) The following is a guest post by Shane Snow, a frequent contributor to Wired and Fast Company.  Last year, he wrote about his two-week Soylent experiment, which went viral and racked up 500+ comments. This post is adapted from his new book, SMARTCUTS, and it will teach you a few things: How to use strategic “laziness” to dramatically accelerate progress How “DHH” became a world-class car racer in record time, and how he revolutionized programming (they’re related) A basic intro to computer programming…
  • The Random Show, Episode 25 — Gut Bacteria, Meditation, Startups, and More

    Tim Ferriss
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:05 am
    If you can’t view the above video, please click here or here. To download the audio as an MP3, just right-click here and choose “save as.” There are dozens of topics covered in this bromantic episode of scatterbrained banter. Like what? To start off: tracking gut bacteria, favorite documentaries, keys for novice meditators, startup lessons, Kevin’s new obsessions, and more. O-tanoshimi dane! The last few blog posts have been rather serious, so this is intended as an informal (but still informative) mind snack. For all previous episodes of The Random Show, including…
  • The Truth About “Homeopathic” Medicine

    Tim Ferriss
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:43 pm
    Homeopathy — effective, useless, or dangerous? (Photo: Marcos Zerene) [Audio version] [Text version] I routinely use an arnica gel for minor muscular strains. In fact, it’s one of my “go to” treatments. In 2010, however, I found myself swallowing Boiron Arnica Montana 30C pellets, an oral version that was the only option at the closest GNC. I started at five pellets, SIX times a day–TWICE the recommended dose. Risk of overdose? Not likely. “30C,” which I looked up that evening, tells you all you need to know. This consumable version of arnica, unlike the…
  • The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 22: Ed Catmull, President of Pixar, on Steve Jobs, Stories, and Lessons Learned

    Tim Ferriss
    12 Aug 2014 | 5:12 pm
    Ed Catmull, President and Co-Founder of Pixar. NOTE TO E-MAIL SUBSCRIBERS: Please see this post in your inbox for a recording of the recent 2.5-hour live Q&A. Not on the email list? Sign up here and get extras like this for free. Listen on iTunes, download (right click “save as”), or stream below now: This podcast is brought to you by The Tim Ferriss Book Club, which features a handful of books that have changed my life. Here’s the list.  You can also find all 20+ episodes of this podcast here. Some are sober and some are drunk,  so you can roll the dice. Now, on to our…
  • How to Never Check Luggage Again

    Tim Ferriss
    8 Aug 2014 | 10:41 pm
    Travel has many joys. Luggage is not one of them. NOTE: If you signed up for my email list, please see this post in your email (perhaps on Saturday afternoon PT) for the Monday night Q&A info. This post will explore three options for never checking luggage again. Some of them are extreme; all of them are effective. In my next post, I’ll detail what I (and some friends) pack in carry-on. Some are surprising and hilarious. Given that I spend 100+ days of the year traveling, and that I’ve been to 40+ countries, I’ve tested just about everything. Hauling a five-piece…
 
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    One Day One Job

  • Lua

    Willy Franzen
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    If there is any skill that is necessary across all kinds of jobs, its the ability communicate effectively. While communication is a skill that can definitely be taught and developed, it’s much easier to nurture when you’re using the right tools. That’s why work communication tools have always been a big business. Some of the latest trends have been in the form of project management and online chat tools. But what about tools for people who work in jobs that might require something like a walkie-talkie? Cell phones and text messaging might have changed those jobs a little…
  • The Business Backer

    Willy Franzen
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    It’s never been easier to start a business with no capital at all. It’s also never been easier to raise millions of dollars for an idea. But what about the businesses that fall somewhere in-between? Whether you’re opening a restaurant, salon, dental office, or auto shop, you’re probably going to need outside financing. There are plenty of options, but a lot of them are very unfriendly to the business owner. The Business Backer is a Cincinnati, OH based company that “is helping small business owners flourish and grow by re-inventing relationship-based lending for…
  • The Institute for Humane Studies

    Willy Franzen
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    While the United States may not hold the patent on freedom, I’m pretty sure that we hold the trademark. Freedom and liberty are a huge part of our national identity, though a nation, almost by definition, imposes limits on freedom. That’s generally where political differences arise from–how much and what types of freedom should be limited? The people at The Institute for Humane Studies would probably say not much and not many. They are an Arlington, VA based organization (housed at George Mason University) that “advances a freer society by discovering and facilitating…
  • Juvenile Law Center

    Willy Franzen
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:36 am
    Have any of you seen the movie North? Roger Ebert said, “North is a bad film – one of the worst movies ever made” (and Siskel agreed). I sheepishly admit that I liked it. It’s about a kid who sues his parents so that he can be a free agent and have potential new parents try to woo him. I think the reason that so many people found the movie so distasteful was that North, the main character, has an exceptionally good life–and this makes light of the fact that there are so many real-life kids who really could use legal help to get out of truly terrible situations.
  • CompStak

    Willy Franzen
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:27 am
    While the residential real estate market is often driven by emotion and hype (as the season premier of Million Dollar Listing L.A. reminded me), that’s not nearly as true when it comes to commercial real estate. The market for commercial properties is much more data driven, but getting your hands on the right data to make decisions can be very difficult. That’s why CompStak was started. They’re a New York, NY based company that aims to “create transparency in commercial real estate by gathering information that is hard to find, difficult to compile or otherwise…
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    One Day, One Internship

  • Lua

    Willy Franzen
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    If there is any skill that is necessary across all kinds of jobs, its the ability communicate effectively. While communication is a skill that can definitely be taught and developed, it’s much easier to nurture when you’re using the right tools. That’s why work communication tools have always been a big business. Some of the latest trends have been in the form of project management and online chat tools. But what about tools for people who work in jobs that might require something like a walkie-talkie? Cell phones and text messaging might have changed those jobs a little…
  • The Business Backer

    Willy Franzen
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:38 am
    It’s never been easier to start a business with no capital at all. It’s also never been easier to raise millions of dollars for an idea. But what about the businesses that fall somewhere in-between? Whether you’re opening a restaurant, salon, dental office, or auto shop, you’re probably going to need outside financing. There are plenty of options, but a lot of them are very unfriendly to the business owner. The Business Backer is a Cincinnati, OH based company that “is helping small business owners flourish and grow by re-inventing relationship-based lending for…
  • The Institute for Humane Studies

    Willy Franzen
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:50 am
    While the United States may not hold the patent on freedom, I’m pretty sure that we hold the trademark. Freedom and liberty are a huge part of our national identity, though a nation, almost by definition, imposes limits on freedom. That’s generally where political differences arise from–how much and what types of freedom should be limited? The people at The Institute for Humane Studies would probably say not much and not many. They are an Arlington, VA based organization (housed at George Mason University) that “advances a freer society by discovering and facilitating…
  • Juvenile Law Center

    Willy Franzen
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:38 am
    Have any of you seen the movie North? Roger Ebert said, “North is a bad film – one of the worst movies ever made” (and Siskel agreed). I sheepishly admit that I liked it. It’s about a kid who sues his parents so that he can be a free agent and have potential new parents try to woo him. I think the reason that so many people found the movie so distasteful was that North, the main character, has an exceptionally good life–and this makes light of the fact that there are so many real-life kids who really could use legal help to get out of truly terrible situations.
  • CompStak

    Willy Franzen
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    While the residential real estate market is often driven by emotion and hype (as the season premier of Million Dollar Listing L.A. reminded me), that’s not nearly as true when it comes to commercial real estate. The market for commercial properties is much more data driven, but getting your hands on the right data to make decisions can be very difficult. That’s why CompStak was started. They’re a New York, NY based company that aims to “create transparency in commercial real estate by gathering information that is hard to find, difficult to compile or otherwise…
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    Cube Rules

  • How to transition to an IT career

    Scot Herrick
    20 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Information technology has become a huge part of everyone’s life. Not only are computers used in a wide array of devices, but all of it is becoming increasingly connected. With this level of prevalence, the whole field has become attractive to people looking for a new career. At first glance, it might seem like a […]
  • How to take advantage of the hidden job market

    Scot Herrick
    18 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    The hidden job market can be defined as people getting jobs when those jobs have never been posted for employees or people outside the company to see.  Some see that market as a myth; others effectively exploit it. Those that exploit it will note that it’s not a myth, thank-you-very-much. Let’s say the hidden job […]
  • The incredible need for great finances during a job search

    Scot Herrick
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:17 pm
      When you look at what you need to perform a good job search, most people would tell you: job skills, networking, stuff on resumes. Few mention great job performance that produces those results hiring managers crave. Fewer still will mention finances. I’m one of the fewer still. Now, a thousand financial sites will tell […]
  • Cube Rules Links – August 8, 2014

    Scot Herrick
    8 Aug 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. 4 Annoying Habits of CEO’s Anita Bruzzese has the four and tells it like it is: I think the reason I care what a CEO sounds like it because there are […]
  • 3 strategies to evaluate a new job opportunity

    Scot Herrick
    7 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Career transitions are rare — and fast. Most of us move along in our jobs, do what we do, and work through the work getting done. Then, whether we decide to find a new job or get offered something internally within the company, decisions must be quickly made. Nothing happening for months or years and […]
 
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    Epic Living

  • The Fear of What’s Next

    Eric
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:42 am
    A re-post from 2013. If you’re like me, the fear of what’s next is a thought process to be managed. It should be managed and not avoided. Keeping it real means recognizing the fear for what it is. No fake confidence, no dogged determination to ignore, just managing the fear when the visit happens. And it will happen. A great friend and mentor told me a long time ago that God will give you enough light for the next step-no more and no less. There are many implications and applications with that counsel, but a big one is being in the moment you’ve been given. There is no…
  • Risk

    Eric
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:32 am
    It didn’t take me long, as a kid, to know I was born an entrepreneur. A risk-taker who understood that to live, is to risk.   a person who organizes and manages any enterprise, especially a business, usually with considerable initiative and risk.   The above definition is from dictionary.com and notice the word any. I wasn’t the kid selling lemonade on the street corner for twenty-five cents. Though I had similar ventures way back when. I liken my path as a life entrepreneur, who had varied enterprises, with varying levels of risk. Each of them shaping who I have become…
  • Don’t Trust The Beast

    Eric
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:38 am
      A re-post from 2010. You coexist with your business.  It should not be your friend.  It is a beast and not meant to be trusted.  It demands much, but as it is with a circus lion, a chair and whip are in order.  To think of that animal in any other light only invites ruin. Sadly, many entrepreneurs, corporate slaves and others have wrapped their identities around the beast.  It is a sad love affair.  Just like the lover who swears this is the last one of many, a broken heart sits in waiting.  By the way, you can know how tightly you’re wrapped by how much you think about…
  • The Passage

    Eric
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:33 am
      “Eric, as a friend and colleague I have witnessed the roller coaster ride you have had over the past number of years —a ride that has provided you with great information on many levels.  Your life’s work has been more clearly defined for you as you experienced the passages that accompany authenticity, clarity and openness to the world.  Purpose, Passion and Paycheck are a great combo if you can make it happen.  For me the road, passage to this desire has been filled with the “moving ahead sideways” effect.  I think I have finally found the combo in…
  • Higher Education Innovation

    Eric
    11 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    A wonderful talk on innovation in higher education. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=6kH-uYwt0qs
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    The Change Blog

  • Road to Detoxification

    Virag Padalkar
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    A while ago an ex-colleague of mine posted on a social networking website a very sensitive piece of information that usually people prefer to keep private. This was a sad event in his life (a divorce) and all said and done; took courage to put it out there for everyone to see. It kind of felt like a soul-baring act to me and one that must have taken immense guts. That got me thinking. The past few years of my life have been tumultuous to say the least. I have no doubt that there is much more to go, but given that I have finished almost half of my life; I sure hope the worst is over. I’ve…
  • What 3 Dead Authors Taught Me About Living

    Bryan Collins
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    “When the beginnings of self-destruction enter the heart it seems no bigger than a grain of sand.John Cheever Confusing, isn’t it? Perhaps you’re having problems finding a career you love? Or maybe your day-to-day life is making you unhappy? Or are you struggling to pursue a passion you’ve held close for years. I’ve faced all of these problems, but several people helped me work through them. One of these people was the American novelist John Cheever. I never met John Cheever, and he died when I was one. So how could John have helped me? I spent hours reading and…
  • How to Smack Down Your Inner Critic Once and For All

    Ash Roy
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:21 am
    “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent” – Eleanor Roosevelt Do you have an inner critic that taunts you every time you trip up? You know, that taunting voice that erupts the second you make a mistake? You don’t know when it started, but for as long as you can remember it’s been with you, waiting for the slightest opportunity to launch its next attack. And while you suspect its intentions are positive — to protect you from failures — in practice all it does is make things worse. Favorite taunts of the ruthless inner critic I’ve been absent-minded for as long as…
  • What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do

    Marcy McKay
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:26 am
    Many people are on the go 24/7. Overworked, overcommitted, and overstimulated seems to be the norm these days. It’s harder than ever to slow down long enough to connect with ourselves and find the solutions we need. I’m a writer. Years ago, I had a wonderful literary agent representing my novel. It was actually the third book I’d completed, but the first for which I had representation. She was a well-respected agent; I was even friends with one of her clients. Long story short, I discovered she was wrong for me. I worked for long and hard to get an agent, but now it was a mess. What was…
  • Why I’m Proud To Be An Addict

    Caroline Leon
    20 Aug 2014 | 6:16 am
    “Every addiction arises from an unconscious refusal to face and move through your own pain. Every addiction starts with pain and ends with pain. Whatever the substance you are addicted to – alcohol, food, legal or illegal drugs, or a person – you are using something or somebody to cover up your pain.” – Eckhart Tolle I had always struggled with vices. Binge drinking, daily cannabis use and chain-smoking were central parts of my life for well over a decade. Starting in my late teens and recovering in my early thirties meant my twenties took the greatest hit. I didn’t…
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    Alexandra Levit's Water Cooler Wisdom

  • Cautionary Tales About Work-Related Fraud

    Alexandra Levit
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    We all know that we can’t believe everything we hear and read, don’t we? Yet many of us are naturally trusting, leaving us open to fraud in the most unlikely of places. Let’s look at two real-life work scenarios in which a bit of skepticism would serve us well. Scenario 1: The Research Study Imagine that your boss has asked you to do some Internet research to find arguments supporting a new project or change of strategy. Naturally, you are thrilled when you come across a recent study on a respected business outlet that showcases exactly what you were looking for. You send the article to…
  • How to Deal When Your Company Sucks

    Alexandra Levit
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Let’s face it: we can’t all work for one of Fortune’s Top 100 Companies or non-profit organizations. And in fact, a large percentage of the population works in for-profits whose products/services employees don’t necessarily find meaningful. Thousands of people walk McDonalds’ corporate halls who would never eat Big Macs, and thousands more do their best work to advance the cause of things like staples and light sockets. If you have an indifferent or even aversive reaction to what your organization produces or stands for, can you still work there? The answer is yes, especially if it…
  • How to Get Over Stage Fright

    Alexandra Levit
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    According to WebMD, millions of people suffer from performance anxiety, commonly called stage fright. In fact, most people would rather get the flu than perform. Performance anxiety can prevent you from doing what you enjoy and can affect your career because people who cannot speak in public are not considered promotion material. The Symptoms of Presentation Stage Fright Being the center of attention and having all eyes on you can be stressful, especially if you are an introvert. Your body reacts to this situation in much the same way as it would if you were being attacked. Your…
  • Introducing the "Under 10 Minutes" Rule

    Alexandra Levit
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    The “Under 10 Minutes Rule” is simple. It states that if a task arrives in your queue and it can be completed in less than 10 minutes, you take care of it right away. Why does this work? Well, first of all, you are more likely to procrastinate on smaller tasks, allowing them to become bigger and bigger over the course of the day as more time and thought are put in than necessary. Secondly, you are more likely to get results when a task is finished immediately. Small assignments are the most vulnerable to being buried in the workflow and never attended to. You say “I can do that…
  • A-Z Retention Strategies from Beverly Kaye

    Alexandra Levit
    14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Since employees who quit cost their companies up to 200 percent of their annual salaries to replace, retention is one of the most important issues facing businesses today. Virtual employees are especially vulnerable to retention issues because they often lack the camaraderie that’s present in an in-person environment.  Adapted from the new edition of Beverly Kaye and Sharon Jordan-Evans’ bestselling book Love Em or Lose Em, here are 26 A to Z strategies you can employ right away to keep your virtual team members from quitting this year. Ask WHAT KEEPS YOU? Do you know what your…
 
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    Minnesota Headhunter

  • Minnesota Recruiter Jobs

    Minnesota Headhunter
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:48 am
    The following have been added to the Minnesota Recruiter Jobs page: Sr Recruiter - Full Time Job - Target Contract IT Recruiting Specialist - Contract Job - Digital River Senior Recruiting Coordinator - Full Time Job - Best Buy Senior Recruiter - Full Time Job - Restaurant Technologies Senior Recruiter - Full Time Job - SureScripts Associate Recruiter - Full Time Job - CliftonLarsonAllen How to post a job (it’s free)? Send the content (preferably in Word) along with a link or email for folks to apply to paul@mnheadhunter.com   If you are using a RSS Feed click Minnesota Recruiter Jobs.
  • Minnesota Cup Announces 2014 Division Finalists

    Minnesota Headhunter
    18 Aug 2014 | 3:22 pm
    Minnesota Cup announced 2014 finalists for the competition now in its 10th year. Most years I know (know of) most of the companies on the list. But this year just one… OMG Transit. I take that as a good sign along with the numbers below about a record number or participants… we have a lot of entrepreneurial activity going on in our region and there is no way to know who everyone is. Click Minnesota Cup Reception (free) to register for the September 10th, 2014 event and click Twin Cities Startup Week to see other events going on during a week long celebration of startup life in Minnesota.
  • Lead Instructor - .Net

    Minnesota Headhunter
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:16 pm
    Teach at Minnesota's first coding bootcamp Likely you have heard about the “skills shortage” and “the war for talent”… that Minnesota’s tech companies can’t hire fast enough, can’t afford to wait and struggle to find skilled product-centric developers that can build the next generation of products. And you probably have heard about “code schools” in other parts of the country. Minnesota here we go… Concordia University, with the help of Software Craftsmanship Guild, is starting Minnesota’s first coding bootcamp (Concordia University Coding Bootcamp) to help turn people…
  • Social Media Salaries: Summer 2014

    Minnesota Headhunter
    26 Jul 2014 | 1:49 pm
    Leading up to and following my Personal Branding Balancing Act: A Look Behind The Curtain at Social Media Breakfast Minneapolis St Paul I had a number of inquiries about salaries in the Social Media space. While well versed on Minnesota IT salaries I only had estimates on Social Media jobs. Thankfully it turns out I was in the ballpark. CIO.com has data from PayScale and posted it here with 10 Top Jobs by Salary for Social Media Pros. Here are the salary highlights: Internet Marketing Director - $97,400 Digital Strategist - $63,800 Content Marketing Manager - $63,300 Marketing Manager -…
  • 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…
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    Keppie Careers

  • How a Digital Detox Can Help Your Career

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

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

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

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

    Miriam Salpeter
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    While some say email is a dying breed (some colleges don’t even assign students email addresses), the fact is, many people still rely on email for personal and work communication. Even though this avenue of communication is considered a dinosaur by those shifting to texting or direct messaging for their main modes of keeping in touch, there are still etiquette elements that confuse some users and cause consternation among their peers and colleagues. Chief among them is “reply all.” Innocuous enough, on the surface, “reply all” is a great convenience. Instead of…
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    JibberJobber Blog

  • What do you do with all the business cards?

    Jason Alba
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    I got a link to this post from Jennifer Armitstead’s daily newsletter with job search tips: What do I do after a networking event? In her post, Jennifer suggests four steps (my comments after the bold): 1. Have a system for dealing with the business cards ASAP.  I think “system” means process…. whether you have technology (like JibberJobber) or not, you need to have a process.  My old process was to put a rubber band around the stack of business cards and put them in my desk…. not to be disturbed for months (when I coudln’t make heads or tails of any…
  • Job Security and Career Management: Will This Ever End???

    Jason Alba
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:05 am
    Last week I shared an article on LinkedIn written by Mike Ballard titled Search Strategy – the landscape has changed for job seekers.  On the Job-Hunt group Bonnie made an interesting and appropriate comment: Jason, it is sad because the process has no end. If one follows even a fraction of the job search advice and recommendations, it is truly a full time job with overtime. It’s true – if you are in a transition, and are not working right now, then your job search should be a full-time job.  I got beat up on a radio show once by someone saying the average time a person…
  • JibberJobber Enhancements: Last Night’s Release and Updates

    Jason Alba
    22 Aug 2014 | 9:40 am
    Last night my team did a release, which means they updated JibberJobber with new and improved “stuff.”  I’ve been talking about this release for a long time, but it got stuck in the QA process as my QA team has been intent on releases without bugs. Just minutes after the release an outplacement firm in Australia emailed me and said “Nice work – looks great!”  This is just minutes after the release… it was pretty cool that someone noticed that quick! I asked him what he noticed, and it is exactly what I want to blog about today.  Below this list of…
  • Want a Job? Build Your Portfolio!

    Jason Alba
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:13 pm
    In my email signature I have a link to the new Video Game Design and Entrepreneur class I’m starting in a couple of weeks.  It’s going to be awesome, and a lot of fun.  (by the way, the youngest student is 7, the oldest is in his 60s… it might be just the class for you, too) Today I was on a call with a business associate who noticed the line in my signature.  Her son will be in college soon and is looking at graphic arts programs…. she asked for any advise I had on breaking into the video game world (not programming, but with graphics).  This is actually a great…
  • Organize Your Job Search: Action Item vs Log Entry

    Jason Alba
    20 Aug 2014 | 2:41 pm
    This morning on the weekly user webinar we talked about the difference between Log Entries and Action Items.  It might seem obvious to you, but I’ve been asked about this a lot lately.  So here’s how we see the two: A Log Entry might be notes on a conversation I had with someone.  For example, let’s say that you call me and we talk for thirty minutes… I’m going to create a Log Entry and store any information that I might want later.  I might say how long we talked (there’s a big difference between a three minute call and a thirty minute call), what we…
 
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    Talent Talk

  • How to LAND your L&D Strategy

    admin
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:51 am
    L&D (Learning & Development) is a hugely misunderstood function within HR and one that is routinely treated as an afterthought. Yet for companies that need to innovate to grow, or that need excellence in their people ... Read more on the Talent Technologies website
  • 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
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    Carve Consulting: Social Business Consultancy

  • What’s the cultural significance of a hashtag?

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

    Jonathan
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
    Social Media Analyst – Carve Consulting – London Just as the social web has changed the way the world communicates and connects, so social analytics is changing the way organisations understand the interactions with their customers and employees. Carve is a social business consultancy that helps organisations use social technologies to improve business performance. As part of our continued growth, we’re seeking an Analyst to join our small team of consultants and community specialists. The role of Analyst is more than simply compiling reports, setting up ad campaigns and analysing…
  • 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…
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    [ Lance Haun ]

  • Four Months

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

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

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

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

    Laurie Ruettimann
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    I just read an article called, Customers in Their 20s and 30s Are Defecting to Fast-Casual Restaurants Like Chipotle, Five Guys. First of all, people in their 20s and 30s are part of three cohorts. People in their mid-to-late 30s are late GenXers and Carter Babies. The definition of “millennial” changes every time someone wants to make a point. People in their very early 20s are really not Millennials, but more like the early-stage Generation Z kids. But I don’t want to talk about lazy generational stereotypes. I want to talk about the growing trend away from McDonalds and…
  • HR, Compensation and Rich Uncle Pennybags

    Laurie Ruettimann
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    Nearly two months ago, SHRM published an interesting article. Base Salary Rise of 3% Forecast for 2015 U.S. workers can expect a median base salary increase of 3 percent in 2015 across all main employee categories and most industries, still below pre-recession levels, according to separate research findings by pay consultancy Hay Group and WorldatWork, an association of total rewards professionals. The limited growth indicates no major change in the degree of upward pressure on wages — for now. Rich Uncle Pennybags cheers when he reads that the economy can sustain a high level of…
  • Marathon Monday: New Shoes

    Laurie Ruettimann
    25 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    Don’t pee on these, Scrubby! It’s week four of marathon training. This isn’t my first rodeo. I know how the training schedule works, which is why I broke down and bought some new shoes. I know this seems like a boring blog post, but buying shoes isn’t a simple thing. Not only are there a bazillion products on the market, these shoes are très expensive. It’s easier to secure financing for a nightclub than it is to buy a simple pair of trainers. (Just don’t buy the nightclub where Suge Knight was shot.) Everybody who’s ever run (or not) has an opinion…
  • Framily

    Laurie Ruettimann
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    This has been the travel week from hell, but it was worth it. I spent time with friends. (I mean real friends who exist in real life.) We sat in cars and talked about life. We sat in parks and watched squirrels. I had dinner with kids. We visited shopping malls, sat at dingy restaurants, and talked about stupid shit like report cards, first communion and the rising cost of college. It was great. Social media fools me into thinking that I have an extended network of friends and family who will rally to my side if I need anything. I do — sorta — but if you’re like me,…
  • I Want a Therapy Dog

    Laurie Ruettimann
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    I travel for a living. I’ve been on planes since I was 25 years old. When I see people walking through airports with therapy dogs, I roll my eyes. You better be a veteran with PTSD or I’m calling bullshit on your small, adorable animal. Except I keep having these horrible experiences at airports, and it’s killing me. I am starting to understand why people have those therapy dogs. Long delays and computer systems that don’t talk to one another. Storms that strand me in small towns — hundreds of miles away from major hubs — without many options to get home.
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    EmploymentMetrix.com

  • The 50 EASIEST Places to Hire Employees

    JulieShenkman
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    It's easy to say that the best places to source candidates will be in the largest cities, but that's not necessarily true. Some of the places on our list may surprise you. If you're in the market to recruit candidates check out the list of the easiest places to make a hire.
  • 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.
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    Great Leadership

  • Social Media and EQ in the Workplace

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    When employees are unable to manage their emotional intelligence there can be a negative impact on your organization. And when social media is added to the mix, the impact can go viral and be more significant. Read Beth Armknecht Miller's guest post over at About.com Management and Leadership to find out how to deal with this tricky issue.
  • How to Connect with An Audience—It’s One of Your Most Important Leadership Skills

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Guest post from Gary Genard:Perhaps the biggest public speaking mistake emerging leaders make is to focus on delivering information. But a leader never gives a speech to convey content. Instead, the aim should be to influence—and often activate—listeners.Your purpose, then, needs to inform all of your other choices when you speak. In fact, things should be much easier for you if you think like that.  The dry delivery of information is seldom interesting. But the speaker who can put that information into context and reveal why it matters vitally to the audience—well, that speaker…
  • 10 Powerful Ways to Develop Your Employees

    19 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I know, you've heard it a zillion times before: the importance in taking the time and effort to develop your employees. So why aren't you?Read my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership for 10 Powerful Ways to Develop Your Employees.How many of these are you engaged in for each of your employees?
  • Leadership and Management Lessons from Fantasy Football!?

    18 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    I, along with approximately 36 million other knuckleheads, am a fantasy football addict. I've been playing in a league for few years now and love it!Are there any leadership or management lessons to be gleaned from fantasy football? May a few, but read my latest post over at About.com Management and Leadership to find outWhy You Shouldn’t Lead Your Real Team Like You Manage Your Fantasy Football Team 
  • Leaders: Tame the Brain’s Fight-or-Flight Response and Give Helpful Feedback

    14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    Guest post by Anna Carroll:Almost every boss recognizes the need to give honest and frequent feedback to their employees about what they are doing well and what needs improvement.  Yet, according to my research with over 1100 leaders at all levels, almost half of all leaders avoid feedback altogether, and over 80% don’t do it all that well. Less than 5% are delivering super-helpful feedback on a regular basis. Big Impact Employees, especially young and hard-to-retain workers, complain that their bosses deprive them of feedback. HR professionals spend a lot of time preventing or dealing…
 
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    The Accidental IT Leader

  • How Should IT Managers Deal With Their Management?

    drjim
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    How an IT manager deals with superiors will impact his / her careerImage Credit I’m not sure if there was ever a time where IT managers would blindly follow what their management told them to do, but if there were, then those days are now long gone. We live in an age where everyone, including IT managers, question everything that they are told to do. Given this, how are you as an IT manager supposed to deal with your management? What Kind Of Loyalty Is The Company Looking For From You? The fact that your company promoted you into an IT manger position means that they trust you to…
  • 4 Steps For Hiring The Right People – Every Time

    drjim
    14 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    When you are hiring, make sure you hire the right people…Image Credit As an IT manager, one of your most important jobs is to hire the right people to join your IT team. The ability to do this correctly is one of our critical IT manager skills, but too few of us have ever received any IT manager training on how to do it correctly. IT managers will often try to perform this job based on their “gut feel”. What we all need to understand is that hiring the right people is a process. If we follow the right process, then we’ll get the right people – every time. The Hiring…
  • Management Mistakes That IT Managers Make

    drjim
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    IT managers need to know what mistakes to avoidImage Credit One of the challenges of being an IT manager is that often we get very little IT manager training before we find ourselves being thrust into this position. We may have the IT manager skills needed to do the job, but we may not have the experience. The most important thing that we need to do is to avoid making mistakes. However, before we can do that, we need to know what the most common IT manager mistakes look like… Keep Your Distance As an IT manager, you’ll probably start out with a relatively small team to manage. It can…
  • What If Another IT Manager Just Copied Your Great Innovative Idea?

    drjim
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:00 am
    Hey wait! He just copied your idea…! Image Credit As an IT manager, you are always looking to use your IT manager skills to create innovative ways to do your job. If you can come up with new or different ways for your team to get their work done, then there is a good chance that your management will notice you and either a raise, a promotion, or both will be coming your way. However, we don’t live and work in a vacuum – there is always the chance that just when you’ve come up with a great new idea, another IT manager at your company may roll out the same innovation with their…
  • 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…
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    Mary Elizabeth Bradford - The Career Artisan

  • 4 Things You Must Know if You are Using the Internet to Find Your Next Career Opportunity

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:45 am
    When I talk with new clients, one thing I almost always hear in our first conversation is that they have been sending out countless resumes over the internet with nearly zero response from potential employers. The internet can be a successful way to find jobs, but if you do it wrong, you can find yourself […]
  • US Services Sector Growth Jumps in July

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    WASHINGTON: Activity in the US services sector jumped in July, with virtually all non-manufacturing industries experiencing growth, the latest sign of building momentum in the American economy. The Institute for Supply Management said on Tuesday (August 5) that its non-manufacturing purchasing managers index jumped 2.7 points, to 58.7 last month – a larger increase than analysts […]
  • Hiring Indicators and Growth Trends in the US Market

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:35 am
    There are many articles about industry growth popping up lately! I have listed a few articles and links to company hiring trends below. Remember, it doesn’t matter as much who they are hiring, but that they are moving, growing and expanding. 90% of 6-figure positions are never advertised, so use this information as an indicator […]
  • Job Search Cold Calling & Networking: 7 Secrets to Success

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    30 Jul 2014 | 3:38 pm
    Even the most savvy sales and marketing people can get cold feet when faced with cold calling. After all, no one wants to be rejected, avoided, hung up on, bullied by gatekeepers, or faced with that uncomfortable moment when they realize they just backed someone into a corner by asking them if they are hiring […]
  • 5 Ways to Get You and Your Job Search Out of a Slump… Fast!

    Mary Elizabeth Bradford
    23 Jul 2014 | 11:38 am
    One of the key areas you may be struggling with as a job seeker is a feeling of rejection. This can cause a real slowdown in your job search activity. Such a downward spiral can happen for a variety of reasons, including: Getting a poor response from companies and/or jobs to which you have submitted […]
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    CAREEREALISM.com

  • 3 Powerful Ways To Win The Emerging ‘New Career Game’

    Ryan Niessen
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:27 pm
    There’s a ‘New Career Game’ out there. The question is… are you prepared to win it? Related: 10 Little Things That Trigger Big Career Moves This ‘New Career Game’ the way of the future for businesses and YOU. Businesses will convert or become dinosaurs, as employees everywhere are readily and happily joining this growing movement. So, what’s this new game all about? And more importantly, how can you win it? To put it simply, it’s about connecting your paycheck and your purpose in life. Making an impact and an income. Some may laugh at the idea of being able to make a…
  • 3 Common Symptoms Of Successful Job Interviews

    Scott Engler
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:54 pm
    Ok, let me be the first to admit it.  Though ‘common symptoms’ may shout out ‘common sense’ or ‘review material’ for readers – I am confident – continue reading, and more will be revealed. Watch: 2 Steps To Being More Likable During Interviews During the process of writing my book until present day, I have formally and informally interviewed dozens and dozens of recruiters, hiring managers, and prosperous job seekers to formulate common themes and variables of successful interviews – defined as resulting in job offers. I made it a point to speak with as many people…
  • 4 Ways To Stop Your Resume From Becoming ‘Junk’ Mail

    Don Goodman
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:28 pm
    Most job applicants assume that once the “Send” button is pressed, the email and any attachments that go along with it, like the resume, will go directly to the hiring manager’s email inbox. What many don’t realize is that there’s the chance it’ll get filtered into spam mail because of the content it contains. Related: Is Your Spam Filter Blocking Your Job Search? There are easy fixes to help ensure your email and resume doesn’t wind up as junk mail. Follow these tips: 1. Be selective with words used in the subject line and the body of the email. There are certain words that…
  • 5 Personal Branding Resume Techniques You Must Try

    Jessica Holbrook Hernandez
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    You’ve probably heard it a million times: Personal branding is important to the success of a job search. Why is it so important? Related: How To Be The Brand Manager Of YOU Because as a unique job seeker, it helps define you as an individual and makes you stand out as a prime candidate. Must-Try Personal Branding Techniques There are aspects of your background that make you incredibly unique and highly qualified—and your job is to highlight those aspects so that hiring managers don’t have to guess whether you’re perfect for the job. To help you get started, here are five personal…
  • Learn To Love Your Performance Review

    Amanda Haddaway
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:45 pm
    Performance reviews get a bad rap in many organizations. They are often viewed as labor intensive or just a rote drill that is virtually meaningless to the employee and/or the manager. However, a performance review can be a valuable exercise for both the employee and the manager if it’s conducted effectively. Related: 5 Tips For Motivating Your Team If you follow these steps, you’ll love your performance review, because it will be honest and actionable. If you’re the employee: Talk To Your Manager About What To Expect Your organization may require you to complete a self-assessment,…
 
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    Lindsay Olson

  • 5 Reasons Your Job Search Has Failed

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

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

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

    Lindsay
    13 May 2014 | 9:54 am
    There are many statistics out there proving that, despite the fact that we live in “modern times,” women still earn less than men in comparable positions. While it’s easy to put the blame on men, women must take some of the responsibility.Part of the reason we’re earning less is because we’re often reluctant to talk about our accomplishments to our bosses. In a recent conversation on the LinkedIn group, Connect: Professional Women’s Network, Powered by Citi, women discussed the topic.Why We Don’t Talk About OurselvesWhile it’s difficult to lump all women into one…
  • The Path to Professional Success for Women

    Lindsay
    10 Apr 2014 | 10:07 am
    Gender and pay equality aside, the journey to professional success is quite different for women than it is men, based on the results of an annual survey from Citi and LinkedIn.More Stops Along the WayThe survey results show that women expect to hold multiple jobs — as many as eight — over the course of her career, and that they are more likely than men to transition in their career several times. Add to that maternity leave and time off, and it can take longer for women to succeed careerwise.And if you’re like many women (45%, in fact), you’re in a career that’s different from the…
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    Kontrary by Rebecca Healy (formerly Rebecca Thorman) - Career, Money, and Life Advice

  • Don’t Trust Your To-Do List (It’s Crap)

    Rebecca Healy
    21 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    You have the option to listen to this post: One of my productivity secrets is obsessive singular focus. Give me a task, and I’ll put my head down and get ‘er done. Ryan likes to joke that the last time we moved, he left for work from one apartment, came home to a different one, and the location was the only thing different. I’m that good. Once there is a goal in front of me, I throw everything at said goal to achieve it. That time we planned our wedding? Most big rocks were complete in 24 hours. Site redesign? Give me a weekend. Total career change? I need a month, max. One after…
  • How Much Does the Dang Thing Cost? An Honest Accounting of a Modern Wedding

    Rebecca Healy
    12 Aug 2014 | 3:45 am
    This is Part 2 of talking about my recent marriage. Read Part 1, How to Get Married After a Long-Term Relationship, here. Okay, let’s preface this post right upfront: 1) “Expensive” and “cheap” are relative terms. But know that we live in Washington, DC and it’s one of the wealthiest – and most expensive – places to live in the country, so that’s where our paradigm comes from. 2) We all browse the wedding blogs and Pinterest in anticipation of the big day. As we gain inspiration, our budget gains dollar signs. During my research, I found it exasperating that no one…
  • How to Get Married After a Long-Term Relationship

    Rebecca Healy
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:15 am
    Ryan and I were together almost six years before we got married a few weeks ago. People (like me) enjoy asking long-time couples once they’re married, “Do you feel any different?” And the answer is usually, “Not really.” But I do. For me, marriage is an unknown. I didn’t grow up with an example of marriage or what it meant. My father died when I was in second grade, but even if he had lived, my parents were not married. They loved each other, spent their free time with each other, slept with each other (and then there was me – surprise!), but did not marry each other, for…
  • All the Things I Did Last Year

    Rebecca Healy
    8 Jan 2014 | 9:48 am
    I like to wait until everyone else publishes their New Year’s resolutions, goals and non-resolutions and then publish mine. I want to know I’m not missing out on anything. And, I want to process everything. So first, accomplishments from 2013. I got engaged, which was quite the celebration; kind of like being welcomed into a club I didn’t know existed: “You’re getting married! You’re one of us now!” I didn’t really get the mania, nor did I understand the constant questions of “When is the wedding?” It is the next logical question to ask, but very rarely have I imagined my…
  • 6 Productive Ways to Avoid the 3 PM Slump

    Rebecca Healy
    17 Oct 2013 | 11:01 am
    Three o’clock in the afternoon: the time when you can barely keep your eyes open, let alone get any work done. If you’re struggling with motivation, take heart that there are more options besides staring off into the distance. Over at US News and World Report, I talk about six ways to stay productive during your afternoon slump. Read it here.
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    TotalPicture Radio

  • Why Do Most Job Ads Read the Same?

    Peter Clayton
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:59 am
    Companies that are able to communicate a message that conveys what it would really be like to work there day-to-day are the ones that will stand out and attract the best talent. Unfortunately, this is difficult to do. In fact, more than half of companies surveyed in Universum's Talent Attraction Barometer listed "differentiation" as their top employer branding challenge."
  • Oracle & SAP Encircle Their On-Premise Base - A Conversation with Bill Kutik

    Peter Clayton
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:06 pm
    Hey there's a video version of this podcast too! Visit Bill's show page in the HR Technology channel of TotalPicture Radio www.totalpicture.com. Bill Kutik is HR Technology Columnist, leading independent industry analyst - co-chair emeritus of the 17th Annual HR Technology Conference & Expo - and Host of the Bill Kutik Radio Show.
  • Karan Girotra: The Risk Driven Business Model

    Peter Clayton
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:11 am
    At a time when business model innovation is flourishing as never before, The Risk-Driven Business Model (Harvard Business Review Press) by INSEAD professors Karan Girotra and Serguei Netessine reveals how new startups and large established companies alike are designing or redesigning their business models to better tolerate risk and outpace competitors.
  • 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.
 
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    Blue Sky Resumes Blog

  • Tough Interview Questions: Tell Me About Yourself

    Louise Fletcher
    19 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    It’s the interview question we all dread, but the truth is that “tell me about yourself” is actually a wonderful opportunity to take control of the interview. Here’s how …
  • Are You Too Private to be on LinkedIn?

    Louise Fletcher
    14 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Do you shudder at the thought of posting your career history online? If so, you’re not alone. I frequently hear from people who refuse to join LinkedIn for privacy reasons. That’s your right, but you must understand the implications of this decision. By refusing to post your information on LinkedIn because of privacy concerns, you are a) opting out of the largest and most vibrant recruitment marketplace in the world and b) creating the perception that you are behind the times. Recruiters use LinkedIn more than any other tool It’s simply a fact that a huge percentage of the word’s…
  • How to beat resume screening systems: 3 easy ways to get your resume into the hands of a real human being.

    Louise Fletcher
    7 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    What are resume screening systems and why are they bad for job seekers? Automated resume screening systems became popular during the late 1990s, into the early 2000s and now almost any sizeable company uses one. If you’ve ever uploaded your resume online, or filled in an online application form, you’ve encountered one. These screening systems remove the need for a human being to review every single resume that comes in. So for recruiters and HR folks, they’re a lifesaver. But for you, they’re a real problem. That’s because a computer can never be as good as a human at spotting the…
  • How to Write a Great Interior Design Resume

    Louise Fletcher
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    Are you struggling with your resume? Finding it hard to come up with creative ideas, even though that’s what you do for a living every day? Don’t worry – you’re far from alone in this. Most interior designers struggle to sell themselves effectively. But your lack of a killer resume is hurting your career and ensuring that you are being passed over for people who are often less qualified. I specialize in resume writing for creative professions, and in this post I want to show you my top 5 secrets for creating a killer interior design resume. Interior Design Resume Secret #1: Know Your…
  • 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…
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    Sweet Careers Consulting

  • Make Your School Year Great With These 4 Tips

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

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

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

    Sweet - aka Grace Kutney
    12 May 2014 | 7:05 am
    We had the opportunity to ask David Bradford, “The Bottlecap Kid”, for networking advice for college students and young professionals. His advice is practical and realistic; check it out. SC: What are practical ways for college freshmen to begin networking? David: Be curious. Ask lots of questions. Find areas of commonality. When that happens, trust forms and magic can happen. SC: How can college students, who are at the start of their careers, be “givers” in a professional relationship? David: Offer to intern for free. Ask to shadow a great professional for the day. Offer to…
  • Goal Setting, Job Searching, and Sweet Careers

    Sweet - aka Grace Kutney
    11 May 2014 | 6:49 am
    I was recently interviewed by Linda Abraham from Accepted.com. Since 1994, Accepted.com has provided admissions consulting to college and graduate applicants. Be sure to follow Linda on Twitter for a wide range of resources for applicants to college, MBA, law, medical & grad schools. Listen to my interview. You may also be interested in: 5 Steps For A Successful LinkedIn Profile 5 Strategies for Discovering and Cleaning Up Digital Dirt Hurting Your Job Search Questions Answered: Should I date my co-worker? Writing a Powerful LinkedIn Summary What Is A Career Plan
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    Success Circuit

  • Curt Mega – Chaos Theory: A Review

    Michelle
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:52 am
    Have you ever watched everything that an actor you admire has been in and thought that every piece of their work was fabulous? I haven’t! I am actually talking about Curt Mega, an American actor who is known to Glee viewers as Warbler Nick. Although his role in Glee was not huge, he played the […]
  • Tim Wynne – The Secret Life Of A Primary School Teacher

    Michelle
    23 Aug 2014 | 6:19 am
    Have you ever wondered about how much you may actually know some one that you may talk to every day? How much of people’s lives do they actually allow us to see? After working with Tim Wynne for some time, I came to the realisation that there is more to this gentleman than meets the […]
  • Drew Nelson – Total Drama Island Actor Fights The Strain

    Michelle
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:56 am
    Sometimes actors are better know for their voices than their faces, this is the case with actor Drew Nelson who has appeared in shows such as Suits, Supernatural, Smallville, Flashpoint, Rookie Blue, Lost Girl and Fringe. However, most people will know this Canadian actor for his role as Duncan in Total Drama Island. Could you […]
  • Josh Price – Putting His Passion into Action

    Michelle
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:55 pm
    We are often approached by individuals and companies asking to be guests on our site. We usually say ‘no thank you’ but in the case of Sebastian Gregory, a devoted SuccessCircuit.com reader and talented writer, it seemed like a natural progression. Sebastian conducted his debut interview with actor Josh Price who is better known for […]
  • Martyn Joseph – Let Yourself Trust

    Michelle
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:23 am
    Martyn Joseph has been recording albums, touring and singing to sold out audiences for over 30 years.
 
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    LUCareerServices To Go

  • Lawrence Scholars in Business (LSB) Internship Reflections-Andrew Borresen

    LU Career Center
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:18 am
    “How Majoring in History at LU Has Prepared Me for a Career in Sports” It’s no secret nowadays. A lot of undergrad students set out with the goal of making it in the sports business world one day. That is great! It’s just important to understand what that goal entails. Taking a larger view, sports represent just one portion of the entire entertainment industry in our country. And it just so happens that specific portion remains one of the most competitive career fields today. Thus, it doesn’t really take too long to understand the predicament that so many college graduates run into…
  • Lawrence Scholars in Business (LSB) Internship Reflections-Andrew Borresen

    LU Career Center
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:25 pm
    It’s been quite evident to me over the past 8 weeks just how clearly my internship experience with the NBRPA connects with my academic experience at Lawrence University. For starters, I came into the summer prepared to be active in several departments and juggle my time wisely between the many responsibilities at my site, and I believe that feeling can be attributed to the important skill I have acquired at LU: time management between three courses per term, a college basketball schedule, and the host of extracurriculars I am involved with on campus. Also, the work ethic that my Lawrence…
  • Lawrence Scholars in Business (LSB) Summer Internship Reflections-Ali Heiring

    LU Career Center
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:10 am
    My work with Hurar Investment Group is one of many paths that can be pursued with a background in economics, and it is allowing me to develop hard skills in business and finance that I wouldn’t be taught during classes.  I am an economics major with a focus on sustainable development, so most of the material I study at Lawrence is economic theory and case studies, with less emphasis on basic business and technical skills.  My academic background provides a great macro-perspective for the work that I am doing with Hurar, and has provided me with a foundation of soft skills that have…
  • 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,…
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    Dan Erwin

  • Nine Rules for Successful Personal Change

    Dan Erwin
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:25 pm
    In several  of her astute blogs, Rosabeth Kanter of Harvard Business School, writes about change and emphasizes the difficulties of what she labels the "miserable middle."  Put it this way, it isn't change that does you in, it's the transition from where you are to where you want to get to.  My clients have spoken to me often about the difficulty of their changes: getting a new boss, getting a new role, gaining new subordinates, working across different disciplines--and on and on. There are times when I think that I've lived a charmed…
  • Is Everything Actually Negotiable?

    Dan Erwin
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    The research finds that far more things are negotiable than most imagine. Indeed, even though the economy is picking up, I've found that haggling is still very, very possible.  Indeed, my basic rule is that you can barter or haggle for just about anything. In today's world, where the notion of job security has become a farce, haggling provides another means for some setting aside some "f--k you money." But it's still amazing how few are willing to haggle. A few months ago I was conversing with a woman whose kids had rented a home, they thought, in one of the…
  • The Best, But Most Underused Personal Development Strategy

    Dan Erwin
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:28 am
    In the military, where the notion of debriefings originated, personnel returning from a mission are questioned thoroughly. Sometimes gently, sometimes aggressively. Their interviewers want to make certain that everything they've noticed and learned has been evaluated and shared with the right people. That's among the fundamental reasons that the US military has the finest and most well-trained forces in the world. However, you don't have to agree with the popular notion of business as guerilla warfare to benefit from personal debriefing. Furthermore, the less you associate…
  • The Wasted Attention to Human Foibles

    Dan Erwin
    1 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    Some time ago I heard David Brooks comment that the American public pays way too much attention to human foibles.  And in an astute Journal article, Joe Queenan argued the same case. The Obama impeachment fantasy is another case in point.  I learned years ago that paying much attention to a politician's foibles, especially when the person was near genius policy-wise, and the country needed his or her expertise, was often a horrible waste.  Richard Nixon, a documented dissembler, eventually had to go because of the Watergate Scandal, yet his contributions to international…
  • You Know a Lot More Than You Can Tell

    Dan Erwin
    30 Jul 2014 | 6:37 am
    Or, it's not only who you know in the organization, but also what you know about how the organization works. The ability to speak a language, use algebra, design and use complex processes or work with complex equipment requires all sorts of knowledge that is rarely known explicitly, even by expert practitioners. The same is true of the knowledge of "how" an organization works, it's real priorities and deeply held impressions. This "tacit knowledge" in the form of "rules" and "mental models" has far-reaching consequences and impacts our career…
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    The Insider's Interview Blog

  • Aug 26, Call Center Interview Questions and Sample Interview Answers

    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    These call center interview questions explore your experience, skills and motivation as they relate to the call center job opportunity. The answer guidelines and examples will help you to prepare excellent responses to the interview questions you are likely to face.
  • Aug 20, How to Respond to Fun Interview Questions

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:13 am
    Fun interview questions are used to assess your ability to think on your feet and remain calm when faced with the unexpected. How you handle these type of interview questions is what's important. Find out more.
  • Aug 19, Customer Service Manager Sample Resume

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Adapt this customer service manager sample resume for your own use. Create a powerful presentation of your skills and strengths and get the interview. Include the sample cover letter and ensure your job application is a winner.
  • Aug 15, Phone Interview Tips and Techniques

    15 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Use these practical phone interview tips and winning techniques to make the right impression over the phone.Know how to prepare for your telephone interview and how to handle it like a pro. Be ready for typical phone interview questions and impress from a distance.
  • Aug 13, Sample Letter of Resignation

    13 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Adapt this sample letter of resignation when you want to write a meaningful resignation letter.Tick all the right boxes and exit the company on the right note with a thoughtful and professional letter of resignation.
 
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    thehiringsite.careerbuilder.com

  • FSC Interactive Wins the Big Strides in Small Business Award

    Mary Lorenz
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:01 am
    “Quality is one of the cornerstones of this agency, so candidates who demonstrate quality in their work is an imperative,” says FSC Interactive President McKenzie Coco of the marketing agency’s approach to hiring. It is largely due to this commitment to quality that CareerBuilder recently recognized FSC as the winner of the 2014 Big Strides in Small Business Award, which recognizes small businesses for their innovative hiring and workforce development efforts. FSC Interactive President McKenzie Coco Located in New Orleans, La., FSC specializes in social media and search…
  • 6 Career Advancement Tips That Will Give You An “AHA” Moment

    Deanna Hartley
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:45 am
    Everyone’s path to career success is different, but some pearls of career advancement wisdom can transcend boundaries and lead to “aha” moments that can bring about life-changing results. Female executives Taryn Owen — president at PeopleScout — and Angela Hills — executive vice president and managing director, North America at Cielo — spoke during a panel discussion about their own paths to professional success. The panel discussion was moderated by Andrea Wagner, director of CareerBuilder’s Staffing & Recruiting Group, and took place…
  • Best-Paying Jobs for High School Graduates

    Deanna Hartley
    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 am
    High school graduates face an unemployment rate nearly twice that of those with a college degree in their hands — 6.1 versus 3.1 — while earning about half as much. But that doesn’t mean that those with high school diplomas are chopped liver. Currently, there are 115 jobs for high school graduates in the U.S. where these individuals can make on average $20 an hour or more, according to new analysis by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (EMSI). TWEET THIS About 3 in 10 of these 115 jobs on average either require high school graduates to undertake short-term…
  • 4 Steps to Kickstart Your Mobile Recruitment Strategy

    Deanna Hartley
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Sometimes the hardest part of running a race is getting started. Similarly, taking the first step across the starting line on a big project — like kickstarting your mobile recruitment strategy — can be intimidating. Luckily, you’re not alone in this journey. Why you need to say: Ready. Set. GO! If you’re saying, “Mobile recruitment is cool and power more to those who do it, but why should I care about it?” maybe you haven’t let some of these facts sink in. Did you know that a whopping 70 percent of candidates have searched for a job on a mobile site? TWEET…
  • 6 Ways to Eliminate Gender Bias in the Workplace

    Mary Lorenz
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:49 pm
    Despite all the progress Peggy Olson and Joan Holloway are making at Sterling Cooper and Partners, gender bias is still very much present in today’s workplace. The recent findings that men are more likely than women to get flexible work schedules approved, is just the latest in mounting evidence that women still have a long way to go in terms of equal treatment. According to Pew Research, women are nearly twice as likely as men to say they have experienced gender discrimination in the workplace. Gender discrimination doesn’t hurt only women, either; the entire organization can suffer when…
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    Harrison Barnes

  • Be Around Those With High Expectations of You

    Harrison Barnes
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    A few years ago, at a TED conference, I watched Bill Gates give a speech about improving education. Gates stated that of all the variables he had examined, he believed the most effective way to improve education was simply to have good teachers.  Various studies have confirmed that teachers are one of the greatest and most important factors in the quality of education that students receive. In the 1988 movie Stand and Deliver, Edward James Olmos plays Jamie Escalante, a math teacher in a poor Hispanic neighborhood.  He is convinced that his students have a lot of potential and ends up…
  • The Importance of and How to Find a Mentor

    Harrison Barnes
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    Whenever I am asked what is the missing link between a promising businessperson and a successful one, mentoring comes to mind. Giving people advice on how they can best achieve their goals is something that is often overlooked. –Richard Branson On a daily basis, I receive emails from people looking for jobs and who are unemployed. Many of these people have had numerous jobs in their career and are having a difficult time getting a new job. If you are unemployed, or need a new job, there are many strategies you can use to get a new position. However, nothing is more important or can be more…
  • Putting Yourself Out There and Your Heart, Body and Soul

    Harrison Barnes
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    I started my career selling asphalt maintenance door-to-door in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Not only did I sell the service, but I did the work myself and then, over the course of several years, built up the business. In fact, it was something I planned on doing for the rest of my life until I made the decision in March of my senior year of college to take the Law School Admissions Test and apply to law school. It’s a funny thing about that test. On the day before I took it, I remember coming down with a violent sort of cold. No ordinary cold but a very violent cold that required me to…
  • How You Handle Chaos Will Determine Your Success Or Failure

    Harrison Barnes
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Yesterday, I received a telephone call at 9:00 am from an employee who had been working for a recruiting company of ours for less than 72 hours and was giving notice before boarding an airplane. We had brought this particular employee out to work for us from another city and were training her in Pasadena before she fled home to the city she is from. During this employee’s 72 hours with the company, she witnessed numerous changes we were forcing ourselves to go through. One of our largest businesses was formerly a student loan company. Despite the fact that the number of loans we were…
  • Influence: How to Exert It

    Harrison Barnes
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Yoritomo-Tashi presents to us ideas that enormously dominate the human mind through this tremendously inspiring book, Influence: How to Exert It. In the twelve lessons contained in this book, the methods by which influence may be exerted and exercised are considered. According to the author, the key to success lies in the art of influencing others. Just as the flower exerts its influence by spreading its fragrance, the great philosopher believes, the spirit of the individual continuously exerts influence. It’s a wonderful and refreshing book, and I am sure you will gain tremendous…
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    WorkingKind

  • The full platter approach

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:07 am
      “When you have a full plate, get a platter.” -Rev. Argentina Glasgow   I heard this quote from a woman who was asked to...
  • Boomerang: Questions before you return to an employer

    admin
    11 Aug 2014 | 2:57 am
    By Vickie Elmer Steve Jobs returned back to Apple, the company he co-founded. So did Howard Schultz at Starbucks. – as well as many others in...
  • Prime time for ethical decisions

    admin
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:27 am
    By Vickie Elmer Timing matters – especially in deciding ethical questions. Morning people who make tough ethical choices in as the sun slides over the...
  • 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...
 
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    careerdoctor.org

  • Why Isn’t Career Counseling Working for Me?

    adminCD
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:00 pm
    A Guest Post by Nisa Chitakasem You’ve been working with a career counselor for a while, but you aren’t seeing any results. With each passing session you feel like you’re wasting a lot of time and money. You’re not moving forward in your career and you’re wondering why this relationship isn’t everything you thought it would be. Too often we turn up to see a life/career coach and we expect everything to be automatically wonderful. Did we even stop to think about what we wanted out of the sessions or why we were going in the first place? You must be clear on…
  • Career Change from Factory Worker to Real Estate

    Randall
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:00 am
    Johannah writes: I am 46 and thinking of changing my job from factory worker to real estate. I am currently taking a class for real estate. and have been offered jobs by two people. I am presently working where I have insurance and medical benefits. Do you think I should take benefits into consideration for the amount of money I should ask for? I won’t be able to get commission until I get my licenses. Do they usually offer benefits to people who plan to be a licensed salesperson in real estate? I am not sure just what to expect and what I should beware of. I had asked for part-time,…
  • Portraying Military Job as Applicable in Civilian World

    Randall
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:44 am
    Zachery writes: I have just retired as a jet-engine mechanic from the US Air Force. I am experienced in all phases of repair troubleshooting, trimming, buildup, and management of aircraft and jet-engine repair. My question is: how does this experience translate into a career in the civilian sector? The Career Doctor responds: The first thing I want you to do is consider all your transferable skills – not just your mechanical skills, but also all those other skills related to being in the military. The second step is to go and visit some of the sites listed at Quintessential Careers: Job…
  • Lack of Response to Online Applications

    Randall
    28 Jul 2014 | 12:00 am
    Anonymous writes: I have been searching online for a job in a particular geographical region for the past few months and have been surprised by the number of submissions to which I get no response at all. I would expect at least an acknowledgment of receipt. Is this a new trend in online recruiting due to the number of responses companies receive, or should I be concerned that I am not projecting myself correctly? Or, even that the companies are not receiving my email? The Career Doctor responds: Not having quite enough information, let me see if I can still help you and give you some useful…
  • 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…
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    Quintessential Resumes & Cover Letters Blog

  • Add This Gem to Your Resume-Accomplishments Toolbox

    adminQRCL
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:39 am
    Accomplishments is one of the topics we post about most often.  It’s that important. Too many job-seekers still don’t understand that duties and responsibilities in resumes, cover letters and interviews are not persuasive to employers; achievements, results, and metrics (whenever possible) are what sells. I recently graded resumes submitted by my college students, who were all adults. Most of them framed their professional experiences in terms of duties and responsibilities, often copying and pasting their current job descriptions wholesale. The job description is the minimum. Employers…
  • Time to Start Thinking About Updating Your Resume – And Avoiding Common Mistakes

    adminQRCL
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:54 am
    Update Your Resume Month isn’t until September, but as Laura DeCarlo, president of the organization that founded the month, notes: “It’s far too easy to wait to update the resume. But, then when it is needed, the individual is left scrambling to remember all the accomplishments, accolades, and training that need to be added. Instead, plan to spend time at least once a year on an update while the knowledge is fresh.” To that end, the organization, Career Directors International (CDI) shares these four major mistakes that should be avoided when writing or updating the resume.
  • 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…
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    Executive Resume Services

  • 5 Tips For Updating Your LinkedIn Profile

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    LinkedIn is one of the most important places to have an online presence because it is currently the top networking site for professionals of many industries. This is where a potential employer will look you up to see if you are a good fit for the job opening and where many people find the connections that bring them a career. It’s a very valuable resource and worth taking the time to make sure your LinkedIn profile is complete and contemporary. If your profile is out of date or incomplete, how is being on this vital networking site doing you any good? In fact, an out of date, incomplete…
  • How Much Will Not Having A Good Resume Cost?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    Many times, someone will look at the price of having a professional resume writer develop their resume and wonder if it is worth the cost. There’s a way to put the cost of a professional resume service into perspective: How much will it cost you to stay unemployed and searching for a job? Say you are hoping to find a job that pays $52,000 a year to make this exercise easy. That means your pay before taxes is $1,000 because there are 52 weeks in a year. If you have been looking for a job and nobody is calling you back, your resume usually has a lot to do with that, so your current resume…
  • 3 Reasons Why A Critique Is A Good Thing

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Criticism is kind of painful, because nobody likes to be wrong. But without constructive criticism we’d all be in a fantasy world assuming everything is fine and wondering why things aren’t happening the way we imagined they would. Particularly when it comes to your career, criticism is a valuable tool. But that tool has to be in the hands of somebody who knows how to use it for your benefit. A Professional Critique of Your Resume/Cover Letter Does 3 Things Professional Perspective – A Professional Resume/Cover Letter Critique should be just that: professional. You want…
  • How To Fix Interview Mistakes

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    It happens to everybody: You make a mistake about something during your important interview. It my the way you dressed for the occasion and you went too formal or too casual. It might be addressing your interviewer by the wrong name. There are lots of ways a candidate can make a mistake, and it’s true that a mistake can possibly cost you the job. It’s also true that the way you respond to your own mistakes can be what makes the interview successful and gets you the job. Mistakes Can Be Opportunities Everyone makes mistakes, but those who are confident enough to admit their mistake…
  • Are You Ready To Be A Manager?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Most managers are regular employees who get promoted, but a lot of times that promotion comes with the realization you lack some managerial skills. It’s different being in management, but there are some things you can work on even as an employee that will really help you when that promotion comes. These skills are actually good to learn no matter what your position is. For instance, a bank teller needs to “act with authority” when explaining why a check bounced — Saying “It looks like you might have not had the funds in your account; I guess maybe that’s…
 
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    Mystic Madness

  • Interview Dos

    admin22
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:03 am
    If you are going for an interview, here are some of the acceptable manner of behavior that you should put up. Dress properly for the interview: One thing that you should not joke with or overlook is your dressing. When you are going for an interview, it is important that you dress appropriately. Don't put on casual wear. Dress as if you are going to work. The best appropriate dressing to wear is a suit or corporate attire. Dressing properly is different putting on expensive dressing. Ensure that your clothes are neat and that you look neat yourself. Barb or do your hair properly. Ensure…
  • Interviews Don’t

    admin22
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:22 pm
    If you are called up for an interview, it is important that you be on your best behavior and abide by all the best practices of interview so that you will be able to impress your interview and thus get good score which wills secure the vacancy for you. There are certain things that you should not do when you go for an interview. If you do them, you are reducing your chances of getting employment. No employer will like to hire an irresponsible person. Certain interview don'ts may be interpreted as an irresponsible act by your employer and so you have to be very careful.  Here are the…
  • Things You Should Not Bring to An Interview

    admin22
    24 Aug 2014 | 8:29 pm
    Job Interview or any other type of interview is a very serious affair. It has its rules and regulations and thus it should be taken seriously. It is an oral discussion an employer had with a prospective employee or job applicant in order to determine the suitability of the applicant for the post applied for. In other words, it is through the interview that your would be employer or the interviewer will determine your suitability for the post. If you do well in it, then you will get employed and if you don't do well, you will not be employed. The interview does not just test your skills…
  • What You Should Take to a Job Interview

    admin22
    24 Aug 2014 | 1:02 pm
    When you are going for an a job interview, it is important that you go along with the important things and leave what is not important. But the problem many job seekers have is to determine what they should go with and what they should not go with. There are things to go along with and things not to go along with. It is important that you get the necessary things ready and put then in your brief case or any bag you are taking with you. Before packing you bag with the necessary items, you have to check the interview invite you got in order to find out necessary items that you are expected to…
  • Preparing for Interview: Techniques to Control Your Nerves

    admin22
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:29 pm
    When you receive an invite for an interview for a job post you applied for you, definitely, your heart was fully of joy because you are almost at the verge of achieving your dream. But as the interview date is drawing close, you may likely become nervous owing to the uncertainty of the questions you will encounter during the interview. You are not the only person suffering from nervousness during an interview. Many job seekers out there also have the same experience. If you don't control it or overcome it, you may likely end up forgetting to do simple things that will help you to sell…
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    Ask The Headhunter

  • Resume Blasphemy

    Nick Corcodilos
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:30 pm
    In the August 26, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job seeker asks whether I’m serious about the Working Resume: I recently stumbled upon your website and found it most useful. Thank you for sharing your insights and advice. I am starting to implement them in my job search. With respect to the Working Resume […]
  • How and when to reject a job interview

    Nick Corcodilos
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    When I answer readers’ questions, we don’t usually learn about the outcome. In this week’s edition, a reader follows up and we see what happens when someone takes my advice. In the August 19, 2014 Ask The Headhunter Newsletter, a job seeker interviews an employer before the interview: I have been invited to interview for […]
  • An insider’s biggest beefs with employment testing

    Nick Corcodilos
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:18 am
    Last fall I was tickled to publish the first guest author in the Ask The Headhunter Bookstore: Dr. Erica Klein, who wrote Employment Tests: Get The Edge. The book stemmed from enormous interest in a short article Erica wrote for the Guest Voices section of the Ask The Headhunter website. I asked Erica to turn […]
  • How employers help scammers steal your Social Security number

    Nick Corcodilos
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:46 pm
    It was inevitable: Scammers are stealing job seekers’ identities using over-the-top interview protocols established by employers to gather sensitive personal data. Have employers gone too far demanding too much of job applicants before they even need the information? Great news! A well-known employer in your area sends you an e-mail saying it wants to interview […]
  • LinkedIn: Busted for U.S. wage law violations, sued for “injury” to users

    Nick Corcodilos
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:11 pm
    LinkedIn busted by U.S. Department of Labor It’s no big deal, suggests LinkedIn. According to a Computerworld report (LinkedIn pays almost $6M for U.S. wage law violations), LinkedIn was busted by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) when it “violated overtime and record-keeping provisions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.” DOL investigators found that […]
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    Career Sherpa

  • Always Customize Your LinkedIn Invitation to Connect

    Hannah Morgan
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:32 am
    You’ve heard you should always customize your LinkedIn invitation to connect, but I bet you didn’t know this secret.  In the early days of LinkedIn, before mobile, it wasn’t hard to figure out how to customize your invitation to connect with someone. But times have changed and even I have accidentally sent an invitation without tailoring it first. The Default Message Is A Turn-off Many LinkedIn users complain about the impersonal invitations they receive. And so did I. But no longer. I think we need to give people the benefit of the doubt. Here’s why. LinkedIn…
  • Summary Sunday: Let’s Talk, Shall We?

    Hannah Morgan
    24 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
    Communication is vital to your success during job search AND your career. Here are three articles to help you get better results in almost any situation! My Summary Sunday pulls together some of my favorite tweeted articles from the past week or so (follow me on Twitter and you can gain instant access, if you want.) Follow @careersherpa At the bottom of this post you can see everything I’ve shared on social media. By the way, I’ve read or skimmed every article I share to ensure it delivers, isn’t spammy or too self-promotional. Don’t Be Nervous I dread walking into a…
  • The College Student’s Back-to-school Checklist

    Hannah Morgan
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    As millions of students head off to college this month, it seems appropriate to create a checklist of things every college student should know and that parents may not have mentioned. This list isn’t a check list of dorm items or hacks for managing college life. It is a practical guide with four important points to maximize short and long term academic and life success. Technology You’ve got your laptop, tablet and smartphone ready to go. But be forewarned. Not every professor wants to see the top of your head from behind your laptop. Even though you may be entering important dates or…
  • Don’t Run With the Pack: Use An Infographic Resume

    Hannah Morgan
    7 Aug 2014 | 3:32 am
    If you are like 71 percent of the US population, you’re looking for a new job. Instead of doing the same-old, same-old, lift some ideas from today’s hot marketing trends and stand out! Apply Today’s Top Marketing Trends To Your Job Search Job search is all about self-promotion, marketing and sales. Yuck! But before you reject the idea, take a look at some of the trends and how you can use them in your job search. (They aren’t all that salesy!) You are going to need to step outside your comfort zone. Are you ready to think about yourself as a product or service? Can you…
  • New Source of Hire Results from 2013

    Hannah Morgan
    31 Jul 2014 | 3:52 am
    What does source of hire mean? It means, how are companies filling open jobs? In other words, where do companies look and post to find candidates? That’s what CareerXroads asked companies for the 13th year. I share this information with you so that you can look at the data and use it to adjust what you are doing to look for your next job opportunity. Important To Note: CareerXroads results come from 50 very large companies (some with over 200,000). If you do not want to work for a mega-large company, then these results may not be quite on target. You may want to refer to the study by…
 
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    Pollock Spark

  • Installations in Scotland: A chocolate room and weeping girls

    michaelpollock
    7 Aug 2014 | 11:24 am
    In July we went for a walk in a woodland park near Edinburgh, Scotland.  The beautiful natural setting is home to a collection of site-specific sculptures created by major artists including Anish Kapoor, Antony Gormley and Ian Hamilton Finlay.The works are serious, conceptual, and each is sited in contextual relevance to its particular position among the trees. There is a tiny walled cemetery, a 50 foot shotgun leaning on a tree, there are rocks balancing in trees, a group of weeping girls by Laura Ford (one is pictured), a subterranean amethyst-lined cell and a massive earthwork of swirls…
  • Does the ad biz fuel evilness?

    michaelpollock
    6 Aug 2014 | 11:13 am
    I saw noir movie bad guy actor Dan Duryea recently as a decidedly unpleasant character slapping Joan Bennet around in Fritz Lang’s 1945 movie Scarlet Street. I looked him up and found that he cited his experience working in advertising agency N W Ayer as providing the inspiration for his career playing evil characters!  He had left advertising and become an actor after a heart attack when his doctors told him to get a job doing something he liked better!  Here is his story in his own words: “I looked in the mirror and knew with my “puss” and 155-pound weakling body, I…
  • More on Zoella – what a vlogger can earn

    michaelpollock
    5 Aug 2014 | 11:26 am
    The May Sparkings featured a YouTube vlogger star called Zoella – now the Financial Times has featured her in this fascinating portrait.  You’ll learn how she got started at vlogging, and how she manages now she’s 24.  And here is the kicker for those who still think that YouTubing is penny ante stuff, the FT shows how Zoella could be earning several hundred thousand pounds a year in ad revenue. And don’t forget to multiply those pounds by 1.7 to get to US$. The post More on Zoella – what a vlogger can earn appeared first on Pollock Spark.
  • My kind of selfie: a nice testimonial

    michaelpollock
    4 Aug 2014 | 11:33 am
      This summer I had the pleasure and privilege of helping a fine London animation company to focus its approach to the US market.  When we were done, I asked if they were happy with the project and would consider writing a testimonial.  This is what I received in return.   “Having had the pleasure of working together with Michael recently, I can only say that he has brought both imagination, clarity and empowering solutions to BeAnimation. His ability to understand and address the complicated aspirations of our company in it’s overall goal to renew our relationship with the US…
  • What is burnout really? And how to prevent it.

    michaelpollock
    24 Jun 2014 | 11:57 am
    Burn out.  What is that exactly?  What to do about it? I heard from a big employer recently that some of his staff were suffering from burn out.  It made me wonder what it is exactly, how it manifests.  I suspect it is a blanket term that covers the following types of scenarios “I am really tired – working late nights and weekends and not getting any time off.  My energy is low and my focus is failing.  It gets hard to drag myself back in to work.” “I have been working for this place about 18 months now. When I got the job it seemed really exciting, with terrific creative…
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    Undercover Recruiter

  • How I Got 3 Job Offers During the Recession

    guest
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    I was in business school at a very bad time. Whereas alumni who graduated years before me had job offers, sometimes up to five of them, in hand before graduation, my class was not as lucky. In fact, we were going to graduate right at a time when companies were laying off people. It is […] How I Got 3 Job Offers During the Recession Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • Are Curveball Interview Questions Beneficial?

    guest
    25 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    How lucky are you, and why? If you were a box of cereal, what would you be and why? How many square feet of pizza is eaten in the US each year? The famed ‘curveball question’ was once the sole preserve of mega-corporations like Apple. However, their popularity as a recruitment tool has grown, and […] Are Curveball Interview Questions Beneficial? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • How Much Time Do You Waste at Work? [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Laurence Hebberd
    24 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    Have you ever felt like you’re wasting your time at work? You’re not the only one. Work meetings, people running late, the interwebs… Sources of distraction are aplenty and can highly damage your productivity. At the very top of this infographic, our friends at Visualistan state that only 60% of time at work is spent productively! So where […] How Much Time Do You Waste at Work? [INFOGRAPHIC] Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • 10 Funniest Things Job Applicants Put on Their Resumes [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Alex Bourgeois
    23 Aug 2014 | 9:03 am
    The goal of building your resume is to stand out from other potential candidates for the job you want. Some have already tried to go all in and risk everything by lying. Another hazardous way to stand out is to write funny lines on your resume. Once again, you are putting your chances of getting the […] 10 Funniest Things Job Applicants Put on Their Resumes [INFOGRAPHIC] Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
  • My 40 Rules of Life at 40

    Jeffrey Newman
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:03 am
    Well, I am VERY far from perfect. In fact, the only thing I do perfectly is imperfections. So, this list is more about ideas, and thoughts and ways of living life. Some is original, some is stolen and some is just nonsense. I don’t know I am just letting it flow. I will give attribution […] My 40 Rules of Life at 40 Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog
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  • Keeping in Touch With Your Key Networking Contacts

    Martin Buckland
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Key influencers like recruiters, career coaches, and peers don’t just want to know you when you’ve been terminated and you’re feeling desperate to pick up the pieces. They also want to know you when you’re having fun and delivering career successes. © peshkova – Fotolia.com A cardinal sin of career management is failing to maintain frequent communication with the people you’ve networked and built relationships with during your career transition. In that stage, if you’re following my job search recommendations, you’re building your database by meeting two to three new…
  • Why Hire a Professional Resume Writer? The 98% versus 2% Equation

    Martin Buckland
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    © JcJg Photography – Fotolia.com Many people often question the financial investment of hiring a professional resume writer, but let’s look at this from a cost versus benefit advantage. According to Robert Meier, President of Job Market Experts, “98% of job seekers are eliminated at the initial resume screening and only the ‘Top 2%’ of candidates make it to the interview.” Applying to each job using the same resume, crafting a resume using the same online template embraced by other job seekers, or lacking the ability to sell yourself and your unique promise of value will…
  • The Importance of Career Management

    Martin Buckland
    18 Aug 2014 | 4:09 am
    People don’t think twice about engaging a financial planner to help manage their money, but hopelessly go it alone when it comes to their career. Then what happens when they get that inevitable pink slip and there is no more money to manage? © OutStyle – Fotolia.com Career management is something to be proactive about at all times – not just when you find yourself in career transition, i.e., unemployed. Recruiters, peers, and other influencers don’t want to just know you when you’re down and out. Consider their perspective. If they only hear from you when you’re recovering…
  • Choosing the Best Format for Your Resume

    Martin Buckland
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:03 am
    The format of your resume creates the first impression about you, even before the hiring manager or recruiter has read one word of your text. First impressions count! © alexskopje – Fotolia.com The wrong format creates a negative tone in those first crucial seconds, when the whole idea is to create positivity, engagement and excitement. While there are three basic resume formats you may be using, there is really only one correct choice. 1. The reverse chronological resume – do not use This used to be the standard resume format, where you list your work experience commencing with the…
  • 5 Communication Strategies for a Successful Job Interview

    Martin Buckland
    4 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    “Be yourself” is common advice we hear from parents and other caring supporters in our lives, yet you may not always show the best version of yourself. In a job interview, this could lead to being passed over or dismissed. © Radu Razvan – Fotolia.com Here are five strategies that will help you convey your strengths, skills and personality in a job interview: Mirror the interviewer – This effective job interview technique requires you to pay close attention to the interviewer’s posture, gestures, word choices and demeanour, so that you can subtly take on those same things. This…
 
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  • Physical Therapist / Therapy (PT) - SNF 13 Week Contract

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    Centra Healthcare Solutions - Harwich, MA - Apply Now: providing direct patient care to assess their medical condition, functional capabilities, limitations and restrictions and potential for rehabilitation. Also, the Physical Therapist / PT will establish and administer a treatment program with specific goals determi...
  • Senior Internal Auditor

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    McCann & Braham - USA - Canada - Our client is a Fortune 500 multinational operating across the commodities sector. Due to a world class talent development programme they are now seeking a Spanish speaking Internal Auditor for their North American business. The role offers an excellent opportunity for a newly...
  • Payroll Specialist-ADP - HR, EXCEL, salary requirements

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    Asset International - Stamford, CT - We are in immediate need of a payroll specialist with min 4-5 years ADP Payroll experience. Must have advanced EXCEL, be extremely accurate, collaborative with HR, ADP and other functions, and have the ability to handle Payroll for US and Canadian employees. We are paid bi-monthl...
  • At Last, A Real Daytime Job From Home

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    TeleReach Corporate - Lexington, TN - At Last, A Real Daytime Job From Home Put your Business-to-Business sales and appointment-setting experience to work making outbound calls from your home office. TeleReach Corporate offers a unique opportunity with no-cost training and excellent earning potential to work part tim...
  • Technical Product Owner (m/f) - Stuttgart und Boston

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    PE INTERNATIONAL GmbH - Boston, MA - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg - <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?> Work that's important for our planet. It's what PE INTERNATIONAL does as a globally recognized sustainability software, content and strategic consulting firm. With 20 years of experience and 15 offices around the globe, we enabl...
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  • How to Land a Job in BigLaw

    20 Aug 2014 | 8:19 am
    Law school applicants often face the choice between attending a higher ranked law school at full tuition and attending a lower ranked law school with a partial scholarship. Although it may seem like only a choice between tuitions, choosing the right law school may be even more important than OLs realize.
  • Have Wall Street’s Gay and Female Diversity Policies Gone Too Far or Not Far Enough?

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:55 am
    Although Wall Street is still considered, in some corner cubicles, to be an "old school," "Waspy," "predominantly Caucasian male-dominated" industry filled with "ex-Ivy Leaguers," it has slowly been growing more diverse with respect to gender, race, and sexual identity. In fact, in the past five years, the industry has gone from not wanting to even talk about diversity issues to downright blasting them over loudspeakers.
  • Vault's 2015 Consulting Rankings Are Here!

    19 Aug 2014 | 7:25 am
    It's been quite a year for changes in the consulting industry, which is apropos for the launch of our 2015 Consulting Industry ranking-the pendulum for "Best Consulting Firm to Work For" has swung back to Bain this year, with the firm beating McKinsey to pole position by the slenderest of margins, powered by incredible performance across our individual Best to Work For categories.   Out in the industry, the biggest change is easy to identify: the deal that saw Booz & Co.
  • Use Those Vacation Days!

    14 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    The last two weeks of August are upon us. Still not sure if you will take vacation? Thinking you might just take a long weekend instead of a full week off, because there's just too much to do? Or are you thinking, it's a slow time at the office, may as well stick around and be productive while things are quiet? Think again. Neuroscientist, musician, professor and best-selling author Daniel J.
  • Vacation Auto-delete for Email: Good Policy or Bad for Business?

    14 Aug 2014 | 5:35 am
    Over on his Marginal Revolution blog, Economist Tyler Cowen reports that German auto firm Daimler has given some 100,000 employees the option to have any incoming emails auto-delete while they are on vacation. According to the FT piece cited by Cowen, "The sender is notified by the 'Mail on Holiday' assistant that the email has not been received and is invited to contact a nominated substitute instead. Employees can therefore return from their summer vacation to an empty inbox.
 
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    The Social Monica

  • Why Is Amazon A Website Owners Best Friend?

    monica
    21 Aug 2014 | 11:41 pm
    Nowadays it seems that just about everybody has a website. Even teenagers now seem to want to have, or already do have, a website of their own and with the technological expertise of the modern teenager they probably also have quite a few visitors to their website. However, in most cases, it costs money to have a website. Whilst it’s not a huge amount of money there is certainly a cost involved in building a website unless you use someone else’s free platform such as WordPress or Blogger. So if you’ve got a website of your own and have some visitors to the site…
  • 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…
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    CFO Coach

  • Do You Just Talk, or Walk Your Talk?

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

    Cindy Kraft, the CFO-Coach
    31 Jul 2014 | 5:17 am
    I’ve written about the posted position con game on several occasions, most recently upon my return from the Career Thought Leaders conference. It’s A Trap! Yesterday I saw an article on Linkedin by one of my favorite people in the careers industry, Lou Adler. His thoughts on “Why Responding to a Job Posting is a Waste of Time” echo my own. But Adler went further by providing some numbers to back up his statements. Adler’s comments from the article appear in bold; my own thoughts follow. His article is excellent though, and definitely worth the read. 1. Recruiters find people for…
  • The Value of a CPA Credential

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

  • Will The Couple Say 'I Do' -- And Thank The Sponsor?

    Erik Sherman
    27 Aug 2014 | 1:24 am
    Today Some couples save for their weddings. Some have family that will pay for the big day. And then there are Courtney McKenzie and Jamil Newell. The pair wants a wedding and honeymoon in Thailand, but don't like the $30,000 price tag. So they're looking for corporate sponsorships, according to the Today show. "I thought, 'Why not couple my two loves? My soon-to-be husband Jamil and my love for marketing?" McKenzie told Today. The two created a site called SponsorOurWedding.com on which they describe six different levels of sponsorship: Out-of-the-box sponsorship opportunities have been…
  • Online Scammers Are Impersonating Your Boss Now

    Mack Gelber
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:42 am
    Shutterstock Here's a scenario: you receive an email from your boss asking you to make a wire transfer. It's to cover a vendor payment, they say, or maybe a lucrative business investment. At any rate, it is of the utmost urgency, and the email has been marked as such. But what if the person who claims to be your boss, using what appears to be your boss's email, isn't your boss at all? What if it's one of those Internet scam artists who, up until recently, was more likely to pose as a Nigerian prince or dying lotto winner? That's exactly what the Federal Trade Commission is warning businesses…
  • Life After College: Where Do I Even Start?

    Kyle Moyer
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Collegian.comKyle Moyer (3rd from left) at Why Hire Gen Y? Hi. My name is Kyle. I'm 24. I am a musician, a historian, and a car enthusiast. Oh, I almost forgot, I also have $132,452.96 in student loan debt. I graduated from Belmont University in 2012 with a BS in History and a Minor in Education. I worked very hard in school. I got good grades. I made the Dean's list. I presented at conferences, performed on National Public Radio with Belmont's elite guitar ensemble, and was an active participant in the student body. I did all of this while working part-time during the school year and…
  • Ask Jack: 8-Hour Party People, Mailroom Mooch, Job of the Week

    Jack Silbert
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Getty Images AOL Jobs reader Sean asks: What if you want to invite a bunch of work colleagues to a party -- but not everyone -- and someone finds out? How do you handle it? Oh, someone will find out; that you can wager money on. One of your invitees won't check the guest list carefully and will mention the party to someone who wasn't invited. And unless you make everyone check their smartphones at the door (not a horrible idea, by the way), a photo is going to turn up on Facebook or Instagram and somebody's feelings will get hurt. Well, you know what? Boo-hoo-hoo-hoo. We are all adults and…
  • Simultaneously Uplifting and Demoralizing

    Jessica Hagy
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:45 am
 
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  • New This Week at ILostMyJob.com (8/25/14-8/29/14)

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

    ilostmyjob
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:15 am
    3 New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday August 19th 11am CST: Re-THINK! The Brand Called “YOU”: Your Personal Branding Session with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/599869296 What if you were what every company wanted? What if you were the perfect brand? It’s crucial when you interview for a job to be able to distinguish yourself from every other candidate. Your part in the interview is to articulate why they should hire you. Who are they hiring? What is your character, track record, and reputation? What…
  • 2 New Webinars This Week at ILostMyJob.com (8/11/14-8/15/14)

    ilostmyjob
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:43 am
    2 New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday August 12th 11am CST: Finding Your Passion, Purpose and Power in Career Transition… with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/580386256 One of the great discoveries you make in life is the answer to the question, “Who am I?”  One of the deepest needs of human existence is to know that our lives count for something; that our gifts and talents are being used to make a difference. Since work is so much a part of our lives, we want it to be meaningful. Are you eager to live the…
  • 2 New Webinars This Week at ILostMyJob.com (7/28/14-8/01/14)

    ilostmyjob
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:17 am
    2 New Webinar’s Scheduled for this Week at ILostMyJob.com Tuesday July 29th 11am CST: 10 Common Mistakes That Will Hurt Your Job Search – What You Don’t Know! with Donna Fedor Webinar Registration: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/530435817 Re-THINK! Don’t Make These Mistakes! FREE Webinar Come get the competitive edge and learn what mistakes not to make. As a results coach and a recruiting professional, I’ve learned it’s not always the most qualified person who gets the job. How well do you think you are doing on your job search? Are you making…
  • 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…
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    TalentCulture

  • Office Time: How Much Does An Hour Difference Make?

    Mary Isabale
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.” – Mark Twain Although he didn’t use the terms, “efficient” or “effective”, that’s what Mark Twain was referring to in his quote. Sometimes the hurdles employee face during the workday are more biological than task-driven. Everyone is more alert and energetic at a particular time of day. When workplace efficiency and productivity suffer, it may not be the work…
  • Only You Can Prevent Poorest Hires!

    Ann Everett
    26 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    Much focus has been placed on getting the right people on the bus, and for good reason. Across every imaginable industry, today’s selection process poses some of the greatest challenges to organizations already in the thick of fierce talent competition. For decades, Honeywell’s Chairman and CEO (retired) Larry Bossidy has urged managers to focus on hiring only the best people, “No company can expect to beat the competition unless it has the best human capital…” And perhaps even more important than hiring the right person is NOT hiring the wrong person. To avoid risking a costly bad…
  • Unleashing Innovation: Are You Up For A Challenge?

    Hans Balmaekers
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:30 am
    Innovation, innovation, innovation. When CEO’s were asked by IBM how they envisioned their companies to grow in 2014, they all pointed to innovation of their current products and services as the main driver for improved results. Most of these leaders added they were looking for ways to bring about these innovations from within, but that they were not yet sure how that could happen. Not far from now, we’re 100 days away from 2014 to end – and so we’re curious: where’s your company at? Did you succeed in finding ways to fuel innovation from inside of your organization? How many…
  • One Powerful Technique to Amplify Team Success

    Külli Koort
    25 Aug 2014 | 11:48 am
    Whether you are a first time leader or experienced one, chances are that each day you struggle with information overload. Struggle to spot the most useful methods, techniques and knowledge. Especially when leading a team of talented individuals, you are forced to constantly figure out new ways to amplify your team’s success and become even greater than you were yesterday. Before building great companies, we need great employees. Therefore, keeping up with your team and keeping them happy, should be on top of your list. What is more, according to Quantum Workplace’s report mistrust in…
  • 6 Steps To Create The Life You Want

    Lisa Ryan
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:23 am
    “Begin to see life through a completely different lens.  Life doesn’t happen TO you.  Rather, it can happen BECAUSE of you.  You have far more power and influence than you can possibly imagine.  And once you decide, you can use your power to affect your own life as well as the life of the people around you.”  Dick Sutphen It happened.  You’ve reached the point in your life when you’re ready to “do your own thing.”  Maybe your position was eliminated and you don’t want to use your talents and skills to build someone else’s business.  Or you’ve had a burning…
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  • What You Ought to Know About Responsive Design For Career Sites

    Drew Palmer
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:21 am
    Do you have a mobile optimized job listings page? If you are a Member of DirectEmployers or own a My.jobs Microsite you do! Our Digital Strategists often breeze over the fact that our sites are built with a responsive design, but this feature deserves more emphasis on how much of an advantage you have over your competitors. First, allow me to explain what I mean by mobile optimized job listing page. We design our microsites to look good on an array of screen sizes and have it set so that the proportions of the site change dynamically as the screen width fluctuates. This way your website…
  • 5 Technology Disruptions and How They Can Help in Recruiting and Attracting Diverse Candidates

    Nancy Holland
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    How many times have you heard that recruiting is marketing? It’s an important concept for employers to try and understand if they want to remain competitive and attract the best candidates. In last week’s blog post I mentioned that our marketing team recently attended the Mixwest Conference, an annual two-day event focused on marketing, social media, design and tech. Our team’s primary goal was to return with ideas on enhancing our marketing strategy for DirectEmployers, however much of what we learned is applicable to recruiting and attracting diverse candidates. Several…
  • 3 Steps to a Better My.jobs Site

    DirectEmployers
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:56 am
    Flexible, simple and user-friendly are just a few of the reasons why employers have invested in the My.jobs Network. When used to it’s full potential, the capabilities and benefits of My.jobs can truly multiply. In this video featuring VP of Digital Strategy, Heather Hoffman, you’ll learn about three recommendations to enhance traffic, search optimization and analytics to your My.jobs Microsite. Key takeaways: Link your primary My.jobs Microsite from your homepage or career site. Let the My.jobs Network be the source of all job distribution to job boards and aggregators. Every…
  • Employer Spotlight Series: Phillips 66

    Nancy Holland
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:30 am
    The Employer Spotlight Series is an effort to showcase the employment opportunities at different DirectEmployers Member companies. Today we’re taking a look at Phillips 66. With a business philosophy rooted in safety, honor, and commitment, Phillips 66 is a worldwide leader in energy manufacturing with 130 years of success. They are committed to the safety of their employees, their environment, and their communities. They stand behind their word and endeavor to do the right thing, always. Phillips 66 strives to achieve the highest levels of performance in everything they do, approaching…
  • It’s Personal: Getting Back to the Human Side of Business

    Eric Moore
    21 Aug 2014 | 9:58 pm
    I was reading this article earlier this week on Huffington Post titled, “The Trick To Never Getting Screwed By Terrible Customer Service.” The piece talks about the trend of recording an awful customer service experience and posting it online and it got me thinking about my role as a Digital Strategist, and the steps we take to help ensure a smooth customer experience. A recent survey conducted by Thomson Reuters revealed that “consumers place a strong emphasis on customer service with over 60% of respondents indicating that a company’s customer service reputation is ‘very…
 
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  • 3 Steps to Follow-Up After An Interview

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:48 pm
    Let’s assume you just aced the interview. Your work is not done after the interview. To standout over your competitors leverage your interview by following up. 1. Before you leave the interview, always ask when they plan to make a decision followed by what is the next step? If the company says they plan to interview additional candidates and call you or make a decision by next Friday, then by Monday it will be appropriate to call to ask if a decision been made. 2. Send a Thank You. Within 24 hours of your interview send a thank you note reiterating your interest in the position and…
  • ACE Hardware Information Recruiting Session

    21 Aug 2014 | 7:52 am
    At Ace Hardware, our Supply Chain Replenishment Planners are an integral part of the day to day operation of the entire distribution chain. This highly visible role strikes a balance between analytical skills and customer service. This is your entry point into a cutting edge supply chain organization and the largest hardware cooperative in the country. Please attend Ace Hardware Corporations Information Recruiting Session in person or via webinar to learn more about the career opportunity of a Replenishment Planner. For 90 years, Ace Hardware has been known as the place with the helpful…
  • Resources To Help Apply To A Federal Government Job

    19 Aug 2014 | 10:02 am
    Applying to Federal Government jobs isn't always that easy. The following videos may help make the process of exploring, applying for, and pursuing a federal career a little easier: Tips on Finding a Federal Job https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-94RIJrNxs Acquiring a Job with the Federal Government https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bKoiJM6m66k Applying for a Federal Job Part 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ew3S7qWT3Y. Applying for a Federal Job Part 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PAGCmGfAFV4. Applying for a Federal Job Part 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xL52e4lNOM. Resume Writing…
  • Generation on a Tightrope Book Review

    15 Aug 2014 | 3:15 pm
    Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today's College Student by Arthur Levine For young professionals, this is a good resource to see how your generation is viewed. Understanding the perceived strengths and challenges as seen by managers and decision makers will help a young alumnus craft their messages and position themseleves during a job search or other career transition. For non-millenials, this provides a good overview if generational preferences based on surveys on focus groups. This information can be used to focus communications and outreach or adjust programs and services. The…
  • "Who" Book Review

    11 Aug 2014 | 4:29 pm
     Who by Geoff Smart and Randy Street For Interviewers, authors Geoff Smart and Rand Street outline an easy to follow position review, interview prep, implementation and follow-up plan. Similar to other authors like Lou Adler in "The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired," Smart and Street stress the importance of not leaving decisions to chance or gut feelings. Instead, employers need to analyze the specific function and identify the profile of a successful employee. This information is used to achieve the outlined missions and outcomes for the job. The biggest…
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    Andrew C Abraham
    29 Mar 2011 | 4:01 am
    I’ve recently started doing some Talent Management Consulting for a Technology start-up company in Singapore. An inspiring team of young go-getters, committed to investing in other P_SD_64 start-up ideas they believe will change the world. Coupled with their mantra of investing in innovative technology, they’re also becoming cognisant of the role people play in successful companies. As a result we’re working together onattracting the right talent into their organisation, and establishing a strong talent pool for further recruitment. This of course involves a heavy University…
  • Workplace Etiquette: Leaving Your Job the Right Way

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  • Think Those Trainings at Work are Cheesy and Childish? Think Again.

    fernando
    16 Nov 2010 | 8:14 pm
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    Andrew C Abraham
    15 Nov 2010 | 3:13 am
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    SELF-PROMOTION FOR INTROVERTS

  • Vocal Prowess for Introverts – Part 2

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

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

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

    seiden
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:23 am
    A little while back, my name showed up in a viral blog post about huggers. As Tim Sackett (the author and master bro-hugger) had so aptly noted, I am one. But hugging  is child’s play compared to what happens above the neck. These are not my lips, don’t get excited. That’s where things get interesting. Let’s level set: I’m not talking about romantic kisses here. I’m a happily married man, plus this isn’t that kind of blog. What I’m talking about is what happens at conferences, business lunches, and those quasi-business related nights out that…
  • Puberty Part 2: Welcome to your 40s

    seiden
    31 Jul 2014 | 2:01 pm
    “Let me be clear: modesty is incompatible with either vanity or aging.” My older daughter is at that age when health class happens. We’ve had a blast with that during family dinner. Well, my wife and I have had a blast—it’s not that awkward for us anymore. (Note to parents of younger children: having “tampon” and “shove” in the same sentence equals guaranteed laughs. For you.) One of my observations from these conversations was that grown ups need health class, too. I even went as far as picking up the domain…
  • 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…
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  • An Open Career Letter to Gen Z From Gen Y

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

    Kirk Baumann
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:05 am
    Every week, I receive (and send) connection requests through LinkedIn. What continues to surprise me is the fact that the large majority of those who wish to connect fail to personalize the message. Now, let me explain first that I’m not too caught up with this since there are so many new smartphone and tablet […]
  • Career Change? What You Need To Know Before Making The Transition

    Kirk Baumann
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Circumstance in life evolve all the time. Some of these changes in life create an opportunity or need to change careers. This isn’t something that should be done impulsively, but should be heavily contemplated and considered. Here are some things to consider before actually making the change. Change to What? It goes without saying that […]
  • 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 […]
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  • Avoid These Behaviors if You Are Smack Dab in the Midst of Job Search

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

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:53 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Toxic work environments are real and more commonplace than I care to say – I hear about them often in my line of work. People aren’t always wanting to simply move on to a higher level or more highly compensated role; they often just want OUT of their acidic environments led by […] The post How To Heal a Toxic Work Situation appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • Spark Interviews With a Distinctive Resume Voice

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    1 Aug 2014 | 9:28 am
    By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Distinctions Between Voice and Tone In a recent blog conversation with an admired colleague, Debra O’Reilly, job search strategist and certified resume writer, we discussed the distinctions between voice and tone. In particular, we discussed how those distinctions might matter when writing a resume. Debra offered pithy, valuable points in regard to ensuring the resume voice aligns with the candidate’s personality, […] The post Spark Interviews With a Distinctive Resume Voice appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • 50 Years’ Worth of Lessons

    Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, Master Resume Writer
    27 Jul 2014 | 7:48 am
    By Rob Poindexter Fifty years ago today, I opened my eyes to the wonders that are planet Earth. In that time, I’ve experienced extreme joy and heartbreaking sadness. This fact in no way makes me any different from those who have gone before me, those I share the planet with now, or those who will […] The post 50 Years’ Worth of Lessons appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.
  • 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.
 
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  • Hobbies Can Be Expensive!

    Krantcents
    27 Aug 2014 | 12:04 am
    Hobbiestake time and money! My wife’s garden is only forty-eight (48) square feet and she spends hours in it every week. It is flowers, plants, herbs and even a few vegetables. I am not complaining because she enjoys it! Hobbies are supposed to be enjoyable and a distraction from your day to day activities. Hobbies can also be expensive, addictive and even a money pit. My wife used to collect stuffed bears from around the world. Mostly European bears, but a few from other parts of the world. Every time we traveled, she would pick one up. The collection grew to two to three hundred…
  • Summer Vacation Is Over!

    Krantcents
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:13 am
    Summer is vacation time for families! Most of the world goes on holiday in August every year. Students travel during the summer because they are off from school. For the last fourteen (14) years, I travel overseas during the summer. When students return to school, their teachers usually use vacation experiences as a subject for a composition or discussion. Did you take a summer vacation? Most people get two (2) to four (4) weeks of vacation a year. When I worked industry, it was pretty rare to take even three (3) weeks off all at once. I feel really fortunate that I routinely receive fourteen…
  • Five Business Reasons to Target Baby Boomers

    Krantcents
    22 Aug 2014 | 12:02 am
    Baby Boomers are not broke! In the United States alone, Baby Boomers will spend about $3 trillion. Hard to believe, but it is one of the most underserved market segments. Baby Boomers have been ignored by marketers because the 18-34 year old consumers are a more attractive group to advertisers. Younger people stereotype older people as useless, helpless, or devalued! Young people are not alone with these negative impressions. Attitude is everything! We generalize about people based on how they look, speak and act. Often these generalizations are based on unfounded ideas, but fit a particular…
  • Should you be investing in binary options?

    Krantcents
    21 Aug 2014 | 12:45 am
    Recent years have seen a considerable increase in the popularity of binary options as a new and lucrative investment opportunity. Binary options are much simpler and easier to understand than other traditional trading options, but despite this there is still some confusion surrounding the topic. This post will give you a basic understanding of how binary options works, as well as the advantages this opportunity offers compared with other forms of investment. What are binary options? Binary options are a new and exciting investment opportunity. As the name “binary” suggests, they operate…
  • Start Thinking Outside the Box!

    Krantcents
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:03 am
    Thinking outside the box is one of those metaphors that really need explanation. Thinking outside the box means to think differently, unconventionally or a new perspective. Some business consultants challenged their clients to solve a “nine dots” puzzle which required a creative solution. Often we are caught up with rules or conventions to solve problems versus thinking creatively.  In difficult times, companies bring in “change agents” to change the way companies operate and turn them around. Often, it is done under pressure of a Board of Directors, activist investor or even a…
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  • 5 Ways to Turn Your Internship or Temp Job Into a Long-Term Gig

    Brazen Careerist
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:55 am
    This summer you gained valuable work experience that will pad your resume for life after graduation. But for now, your summer internship is almost over... or maybe that temp contract is about to expire. This is no time to develop short-timers disease, however; after all, internship and temp jobs can jumpstart your career after graduation...   
  • Avoid These Top 5 Resume #Fails [Infographic]

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    27 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    As outdated as they may seem, your resume – in most cases – is what helps a recruiter or hiring manager decide to offer you a job interview, or not. And being a cynical bunch, many of those recruiters – instead of looking for a reason to hire you – are looking for an easy way to weed out those not worthy. A big factor in that process: mistakes on your resume. Typos? Yes. But this goes beyond just grammar and the failure to have someone objective proof your resume...   
  • You’re Only 20 Steps from an Amazing Personal Brand

    Mark Babbitt
    27 Aug 2014 | 7:05 am
    We continue to talk about personal branding as though it has become an involuntary action, like a reflex or breathing. Not so. Personal branding is a learned skill. Or rather in the Social Age, an always-learning skill.    
  • Reflection on a Summer Internship: Educate, Empower and Enrich

    CPI
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:20 am
    As my freshman year of college ended, I decided it was high time to figure out what the world of business was all about. This was the time to explore my options and focus my goals. This was the time to whittle down the lists of plan As, Bs, and Cs, and to take leaps of faith. And this was the time to observe a company from the inside out through a summer internship, attempting to add value to the organization while increasing my personal depository of practical wisdom. I remember, due to a flurry of research the night before,   
  • 10 Smart Tips for Successful Random Networking

    Under30CEO
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    In an article for the Huffington Post, I shared with readers my love for informal, even random, networking – and how I seem to be a magnet for bizarre networking encounters. (One such encounter happened in the locker room wrapped only in a towel!) As much as I seem to attract these random networking opportunities, when it comes to making new connections, I also make a deliberate effort to put myself out there. And I continue to be amazed by the number of doors that open as a result! There are so many different ways to say “hello” and make   
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  • What It Takes To Land a Job in the Hospitality Industry

    Devika Arora
    15 Aug 2014 | 1:46 pm
    Hospitality is a dynamic industry that offers a large variety of career options. Jobs in this field encompass diverse positions, starting from the job of a concierge to the job of a chef. Its 24-hour way of life allowing flexible working practices, along with the lucrative pay packages and benefits, make this industry a highly sought-after career option.However, in order to land a job in hospitality and build a successful career, you need to possess certain qualities that employers (hotels, resorts, restaurants, catering companies etc) demand. As per Deloitte’s Outlook for 2014, the travel,…
  • Career Advancement Best Practices

    Julie Perrigan
    3 Jun 2014 | 2:52 pm
     Whether you are working full-time, while considering a career change, or are a current student or a recent college graduate planning to jump-start your career, you need to work on your career to achieve your objectives. A successful career is not going to show up and knock on your door. If you want to advance your career, you have to boost your chances by utilizing techniques that will help you reach your goals. Here is a list of strategies you can use to accelerate your career: Set Reasonable Career Objectives/Goals Thinking about the direction you want your career to go and…
  • 5 Ways My Menial Job Is Helping Me Get My Dream Career

    Reni Walker
    14 May 2014 | 10:29 pm
    Image Courtesy: PixabayMost people have an idea of their dream job, often one they developed in childhood. Sometimes we grow out of them (like my dream of becoming an astronaut—too much math!). But one dream from my childhood never went away: I wanted to be a writer. I studied Journalism and, as I got older, my dream job turned out to be less of a dream and more of a trap.It needed to pay a certain amount to support my family. While I was able to find a job that paid really well and allowed me to do some writing, I wasn’t happy. Eventually, I quit my full-time job to work as a freelance…
  • Organize Your Office for Efficiency and Security

    Jill Smith
    1 Apr 2014 | 7:17 pm
     Look around your home office and see how many things there are in plain site that might put you at risk if you had a burglar break-in. According to the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics, there has been a 20 percent increase in the theft of electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops during a home burglary. Those devices likely have information on them that could result in identity fraud and financial loss.It’s time to do some serious spring cleaning and reduce your risk of stolen personal information. Declutter Your Desk While this is the obvious first…
  • 5 Infamous Disasters in the Field Of Civil Engineering

    Andrea Warren
    15 Mar 2014 | 1:34 am
    Howard Clifford running off the Tacoma Narrows Bridge during collapse, Tacoma, Washington, November 7, 1940. Photo Courtesy: University of Washington, USA Civil engineering has had its share of failures. Some of mankind’s proudest achievements in the field of civil engineering were also responsible for their most sorrowful moments. In our quest for perfection, many of our constructs have failed. These dark chapters in the history of civil engineering serve as a reminder for us to do better. And we can do better.Let’s take a look at some of the most infamous constructions that have…
 
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    Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA

  • PowerPoint Presentations – 4 Most Common Mistakes

    Lei Han
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:24 am
    My husband shared this video with me and I laughed out loud – “Life after Death by Powerpoint” by Don McMillan.  Within 4 minutes, Don talked about some of the most common mistakes we make with our PowerPoint presentations.    Here are my favorites. What Not to Do #1: Spelling out Every Word on a Slide I … Read More →The post PowerPoint Presentations – 4 Most Common Mistakes appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • Jim Carrey Inspires Us to Follow Our Dreams

    Lei Han
    11 Aug 2014 | 7:38 am
    Why am I here on earth?  What makes me truly happy in life?  How do I find my passion?  I don’t know about you, but I am asking myself these questions more and more often as I get older.  There is so much societal pressure to make more money, get that promotion faster, and show off the fancy car/house we … Read More →The post Jim Carrey Inspires Us to Follow Our Dreams appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • 4 Simple Presentation Tips You can Use Immediately

    Lei Han
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:39 am
    With my new job, I have had many opportunities to learn useful and simple presentation tips.  In the last 3 months, I attended two conferences and three Town Hall presentations led by senior leaders.   Each one was memorable in its own way.   In this article, I summarized four simple presentation tips I learned from watching how these leaders … Read More →The post 4 Simple Presentation Tips You can Use Immediately appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
  • 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 for my benefit and yours, if you find yourself in a similar situation. During the last six weeks, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about work.   I love my new job, and theoretically I am only working about 40 hours a week,  8:30 … 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 provides the following Fixed Mindset and Growth Mindset definitions: “In a fixed mindset, students believe that their basic abilities, their intelligence, their talents, are just fixed traits. They have a certain … Read More →The post Growth Mindset Definition – What Does it Mean for Your Work? appeared first on Soft Skills - Ask a Wharton MBA.
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    Position Ignition Career Blog

  • How to Say No Nicely

    Lucy Skipper
    26 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    We live in a world where can-do attitudes and positive psychology abound. Everybody is hoping that we will be positive and cheerful on tap. If we are competent as well, how fantastic is that? We are the archetypal good employee. Even those of us who might fit that characterisation sometimes, if not always, must wonder why we do so much and get so much more piled on us. When we ponder that question of why, we begin to realise the importance of saying no to stop demand swamping the supply of our labour.
  • 10 Useful Things for Non-Executive Directors to Know

    Lucy Skipper
    21 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    For anybody going into their first non-executive position it is quite a different space. What are the sorts of things it’s useful for you to know upon entry to your new role?
  • What is leadership?

    Lucy Skipper
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Suli Breaks is one the UK's leading spoken word poets. Here he muses on the role of leadership in a talk specially created for the TEDx Houses of Parliament 2014 event.
  • 10 Tips on How to Prepare and Plan for Retirement

    Lucy Skipper
    14 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Retirement is a major life transition. It’s best to be as prepared as you can be well in advance, to make the transition less jarring and as smooth as possible. By planning how we’re going to spend our retirement, we also give ourselves the opportunity to make the most of our golden years. Here are 10 pointers for making these years the best of your life.
  • 10 Most Common Reasons for Getting a Career Coach

    Lucy Skipper
    12 Aug 2014 | 4:01 am
    Different people enlist the services of a careers coach for different reasons and at different points in their careers. Here are the most popular issues that career coaches help address.
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    Everyday Bright

  • Will Your Dream Career Actually Pay the Bills?

    Jennifer Gresham
    13 Aug 2014 | 5:37 am
    I’m not as successful as you think I am. I am, however, as successful as I need to be. That feels wonderful to say because few things are as exhausting as trying to maintain a facade about your life and what happens inside it. Likewise, few things are as satisfying as knowing you have and are enough. A while back, a reader took me to task because she realized from one of my posts that my business is not the primary source of income for my family. Here’s what she said (edited for privacy): I have been reading your advice about leaving well-paying jobs for work you love [for a long time]…
  • When It Feels Like You’re Not Making Progress on Your Dreams

    Jennifer Gresham
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:03 am
    I have a love-hate relationship with deadlines. On the one hand, they stress me out. I worry I won’t be able to finish in time, that the quality won’t be up to my standards, that people will be disappointed in me. On the other hand, those exact fears are what drive performance. Disappoint people who matter to me? Shoddy work? Not this overachiever. Before I left London, I made myself a schedule and a commitment. I would get up at 6 AM every morning and write for about 2 to 3 hours. After that, I could do whatever I wanted. But the writing came first. I made the necessary arrangements. My…
  • I Spent 3 Weeks Business Planning and Ended Up with a Strategy For A Better Life

    Jennifer Gresham
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:08 am
    If I knew of a way to stop telling myself lies, I would. A couple of CIA agents wrote a book called Spy the Lie, where they reveal the “tells” people give when lying. For example, if someone pauses to answer a question they should easily and immediately know the answer to, they’re probably lying. As a mother, I already knew this. If I ask my daughter if she ate five servings of fruits and vegetables last Thursday, she’ll understandably pause before answering. That’s a hard thing to remember. But if I ask if she brushed her teeth this morning and she pauses,…
 
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    Karla Porter

  • Does liking a page on Facebook equal endorsing it?

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

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

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

  • Your Digital Footprint: What is it & How Can You Manage it?

    20 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    We enlisted a pair of pros from the Ramussen College Career Services team to explain everything you need to know about your digital footprint. You'll find some handy tips and tricks to managing and take advantage of your online activities.
  • How to REALLY Write the Perfect Cover Letter: All Your Questions Answered

    14 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    We enlisted a handful of HR pros and career experts to find out what really makes a great cover letter. You'll learn great fundamentals along with some unique ideas to boost your cover letter creativity.
  • 9 Tips for Re-entering the Workforce

    6 Aug 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Whether you were a stay-at-home mom, have a disability, enlisted in the military or just took some time off from your career, reentering the workforce can seem daunting. But it doesn't have to be. Career expert Jessica Koltz, Rasmussen College career services advisor, says there are plenty of ways for you to prepare for reentering the workforce, including everything from volunteer work to your social media privacy settings.
  • Survey: 'Most Important' Career Goals Change with Age

    30 Jul 2014 | 10:00 pm
    Salary is still king when people are asked about the most important factors in their careers. What comes next very much depends on one's age, according to a recent study.
  • 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.
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    The Voice of Job Seekers

  • Show Confidence and Resilience in Your Job Search

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Without confidence and resilience in your job search, people will wonder and wander. You got it. You must show it. If you lack these two vital attributes, or if you need reassurance, this is the episode for you. If you would like to provide feedback such as how liked or disliked today’s show, or if you want to suggest a topic or guest, please feel free by contacting me: Email: mark [at] thevoiceofjobseekers.com Blog: The VoiceofJobSeekers[dot]com Phone: 708.365.9822 This week’s show is going to infuse your job search showing you are the right candidate! Let me introduce you to our guests…
  • Personal SEO for Your Online Resume

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    19 Aug 2014 | 4:55 pm
    Personal SEO is a way of stating the importance of being found online. This episode will convince you that a Facebook page is not enough for a job search. Having an online resume  portfolio is how employers will find and confirm your value. That is our goal in today’s episode. Susan P. Joyce (@jobhuntorg) is the perfect person to have this discussion. She is the owner of Job-Hunt.org and WorkCafe.com, Forbes Top 100 websites for your career. She is a former Marine and an MIT visiting scholar. She also a Huffington Post contributor. All of that sounds intimidating right? Well, she is just…
  • Career Money Choices, and Building an Online Presence

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    This episode introduces an e-book that Sandra Tedford and I wrote, Free Guide: 5 Easy Ways You Can Create An Amazing Online Presence. Amanda Abella offers advice about having the right perspective of money in order to create financial freedom. Job seekers will achieve long-term success if their finances and online presence trajectory is clear for his or her career. What? Finances no big deal to you and your career? No online presence? For you, this is a MUST LISTEN episode! Contact info: Blog: TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com email: mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com Phone: 708.365.9822 Sandra Tedford has…
  • How to Proofread and Edit Your Resume

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:05 pm
    With all of the advice on the internet warning everyone that your resume is likely tossed with one typo, employers report there are too many errors of all sorts. Today, Lauren Milligan and offer advice to prepare your resume for perfection (although, we throw in a caveat with this point). Blog: TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com/49/ Phone: 708.365.9822 Email: mark@thevoiceofjobseekers.com I met Lauren Milligan about five years ago on a career panel. We kept in touch throughout the years and landed here on the show. You can find her career expert advice featured on Time, Yahoo, or CareerBuilder. Back in…
  • Resume Keywords vs. Buzzwords, and Audacious Job Seekers

    Mark Anthony Dyson
    29 Jul 2014 | 10:05 pm
      Without keywords, your resume will not see the light of day. And without be audacious in your networking and interviewing, you may go unnoticed in your job search. Coach Jennie Jennie Mustafa-Julock (@CoachJennie)is so much more than a life coach, and she probably prefers being called an Audacity Coach. She is the founder of coachjennie.com, and we’re talking about being audacious job seekers/careerists. Here are highlights of our discussion: Jennie stated audacity has nothing to do with being “introverted” or “extroverted” but wanting making something special happen.
 
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    FlexJobs

  • 8 Flexible Jobs for People Who Love Pinterest

    Brie Weiler Reynolds
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:27 am
    If you find yourself on Pinterest a LOT and you'd love a flexible job, you're in luck! We have 8 flexible jobs for people who love Pinterest. The post 8 Flexible Jobs for People Who Love Pinterest appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • 4 Free Job Search Tools You Should Be Using

    Brie Weiler Reynolds
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:24 am
    There are a few free job search tools that job seekers and career changes should definitely take advantage of. Here are four to consider. The post 4 Free Job Search Tools You Should Be Using appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • A Job Search Guide for People Who Hate Office Jobs

    Brie Weiler Reynolds
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:37 am
    If you're one of the many people who hate office jobs, we've got some great tips for you to break out of the 9-to-5 drudgery with a flexible job. The post A Job Search Guide for People Who Hate Office Jobs appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • Do Telecommuting Jobs Really Pay Less?

    Adrianne Bibby
    26 Aug 2014 | 2:30 am
    There's a persistent belief that working from home means a lower salary. Do telecommuting jobs really pay less? It turns out, they often pay MORE. The post Do Telecommuting Jobs Really Pay Less? appeared first on FlexJobs.
  • Protect Yourself from 5 Common Job Scams

    Carol Cochran
    25 Aug 2014 | 2:35 am
    if you're looking for a telecommuting or flexible job, you need to watch out for common job scams. Here are five to be on the lookout for. The post Protect Yourself from 5 Common Job Scams appeared first on FlexJobs.
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    Come Recommended

  • 4 Ways Job Seekers Benefit From LinkedIn Recommendations

    Olivia Adams
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: LinkedIn on Bigstock When searching for a service, what is your first step? If you are like most, you would probably check for reviews or recommendations. Much like services, on-the-market job seekers can benefit from recommendations because selling skills and abilities is essential for aspiring employees. The LinkedIn recommendations feature is a powerful tool you can use to stand out among all other candidates. Job seekers benefit from LinkedIn recommendations in the following ways: 1. Social proof builds credibility. Think about it. How many times have you asked your friends…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Jobs Of The Future

    Olivia Adams
    21 Aug 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 Skipped Your College Internship? You’re Far Less Likely to Get a Job in Business: College students majoring in business often feel pressure to get résumé-boosting work experience while still in school. New data shows that the internship angst may be justified. Read more.  Top 10 Jobs of the Future: Top…
  • 8 Reasons To Turn On Your Job Interview Swag

    Olivia Adams
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Grandpa DJ image from Bigstock. Congratulations! You’ve just landed that long-aspired job interview. Have the nerves kicked in yet? What if you blow it? Don’t think like that! Instead, crank up the radio and listen to 50 Cent! A new study revealed listening to powerful music, such as hip hop and rap, empowers job seekers for the interview process. It’s not hard to see why. After hearing Kanye and other artists talk about how awesome they are and singing along with them, you will feel more positive about yourself and it will be easier to speak accordingly. Being confident…
  • How To Master The Art Of Small Talk

    Olivia Adams
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Image Credit: Businesswoman Delivering Presentation on Bigstock We’re living in a digital age, so it’s no surprise some Millennials are having trouble networking in person. We simply aren’t used to it. We’ve become accustomed to screens that hides faces and texts that hide verbal communication. This presents a problem when looking for a job because the job search process involves networking events, career fairs, and in-person interviews. If the idea of talking to strangers stresses you out, here are a few tips for making small talk less scary: Give yourself permissionto be at the…
  • Weekly Wrap-Up: Diversity In The Workplace

    Olivia Adams
    14 Aug 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 13 Surprising Ways Your Name Affects Your Success: In a New York University study, researchers found that people with easier-to-pronounce names often have higher-status positions at work. Read more. Industries Offering Advantages for Women: In terms of progress, women in the workplace are moving in the right…
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    Today in Newtown

  • A boy and his balls

    kate (storyteller)
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:14 pm
    My kid, the Boy, is a jock. He may be a nerdy, mathlete jock with an affinity for yo-yos, rubik's cubes, MasterChef and Project Runway, but he's every bit an athlete. You can smell it on him. These days, about to go to high school, you can LITERALLY smell it on him. When people ask what's his favorite sport, we tell them he's a dog. Just throw him a ball, any ball, and that's his favorite. Lacrosse, soccer, football, baseball. Doesn't really matter. Golf. Basketball. Frisbees too. He'll chase them and catch them and do it over and over and over again. Woof. It's tough to be the only boy in a…
  • A Blog Grows Up: The Big Switcharoo Begins

    kate (storyteller)
    26 Jul 2014 | 2:54 pm
    Recently, when at my downtown (Panera) office, I met a prospective client. It happens often: I'm starved for human contact, so I leave the lonely work-at-home abyss, and end up getting more work from Panera than I ever do on LinkedIn. A quick intro from a soccer dad, swim mom – and waa-laa! “So, where can I see your stuff? What you’ve written? Where can I find you?” Well, right here in my handy-dandy 1980s black artist portfolio!! Let me just get it out of the trunk of my car, under the protest signs, jocks, water bottles, blankets, wet towels, empty coffee cups, bikini…
  • What A Difference A Sign Makes

    kate (storyteller)
    12 Jun 2014 | 1:17 pm
     Since the shooting at Sandy Hook, every so often a few of us gather outside our friendly, neighborhood trade association representing the firearm and ammunition industry (aka gun manufacturers), the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF). These are your go-to lobbyists for the guys who make the guns, an equal opportunity money maker and fear monger similar to the NRA, the omnipotent lobbyists for the guys who shoot the guns. We're a small group of 3, 4, or 5 protestors, spanning several generations. Sometimes we surge to 10 or 15, but not often. We carry handmade signs that…
  • They Came, They Listened, They'll Vote

    kate (storyteller)
    22 May 2014 | 11:09 am
    The first mom arrived promptly, walked to the front door, looking confused.“Do I have the right night?” she asked politely. I invited her in. “You never know how these things go. Might just be you, me, and a couple bottles of wine.” “Works for me!” she said. But I was nervous, and she knew it. “It’ll be okay. Everything will work out. Even if it is just you and me, it’ll be fine.” In a moment of weakness … or maybe strength … I volunteered for a Moms Demand Action House Party, or meeting really, to rally friends and see what could be done at the grass roots level…
  • Show me the benefits baby!

    kate (storyteller)
    1 May 2014 | 6:14 pm
    Like that product placement? You want sexy? I'll show you sexy. After rather attractive husband was downsized, outsourced, laid off, and/or became a victim of the recession, we were not immediately panicked. Financially, that is. We hoard our money the way most Americans spend it. We're cheap. Not frugal; cheap. Started saving for college when our kids, all 4 of them, were babies. Our 401ks were maxed and matched in our 20s, and we always lived below, far below, our 'my-SUV-is-bigger-than-your-SUV' suburban neighbors. Saved and saved and saved. When we moved back to Newtown after a brief,…
 
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    Jobberman Insider

  • Employers are viewing your Jobberman profile

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    22 Aug 2014 | 3:35 am
    Do you know that Jobberman.com, Nigeria’s No 1 recruitment website, is more than just a platform for applying for jobs?As a Jobberman user, your profile is registered on Jobberman’s Database, which is accessed by thousands of employers, looking for suitable candidates to fill their vacant positions.Employers go beyond screening job applications to find the best candidate for their roles. They also go talent hunting by searching talent pools to find the ideal candidate. They search talent pools to find the ideal candidate. Over 23,000 employers on our website download more than 130,000…
  • 10 Reasons Why Women Should Help Other Women in the Workplace

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    22 Aug 2014 | 2:49 am
     More women are in leadership roles than ever before“There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” – Madeleine Albright, former United States Ambassador to the United NationsThis famed 2006 quote from Madeleine Albright to the WNBA expresses what so many women feel, and eight years later it still hits a nerve.Our modern workplace is complex and changing by the millisecond. Input comes from every direction – not only from our managers and co-workers, but also virtual colleagues, friends, family, and the relentlessly proliferating social…
  • 7 Essential Succession Planning Questions HR Needs to Ask Now

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    18 Aug 2014 | 2:29 am
     A good succession plan is essential to your organization’s future success. Creating one, however, takes strategy, focus and knowing the right questions to ask.’Succession planning’ is the big industry buzzword right now. Though it may be a buzz word, succession planning is not without its merit. A good succession plan can help identify the next generation of leaders, prevent costly hiring mistakes and increase retention.The need for effective succession plans is more urgent than ever. Though more organizations are recognizing this need, very few have a dedicated team in place…
  • 7 Reasons Employers Will Hire You

    Micheal Okeje
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:55 am
    To secure that dream job, you have to think like the person making the final decision; to stand out you need to know how to effectively market yourself7 Reasons Employers Will Hire You1. A great resume: Sometimes an average candidate can be hired thanks to a brilliant resume. Your resume is your first impression and you only get one shot at this.2. Your online personal brand: Personal branding is my personal favorite. Social media and networking has quickly become the preferred method of communication, and you will be found online by your potential new employer3. The right skills and…
  • Jobberman Partners With BusinessDay for the BusinessDay-Jobberman Diaspora Job Fair 2014

    Gbenga Sogbaike
    4 Aug 2014 | 2:55 am
      Jobberman – Nigeria’s No. 1 Recruitment site – has partnered with BusinessDay Newspaper for a one day diaspora job fair.The job fair seeks to bridge the gap between foreign trained professionals and Nigerian companies by connecting employers with top talents from across the worldThe job fair will have in attendance over 50 companies and more than 2000 trained professionals from Africa, Europe, America, Asia and other parts of the world. Benefit to Employers:Access to over 2000 trained professionals from Africa, Europe, America, Asia and other parts of the worldBenefits…
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    Women Powering Business

  • Women, Stress and The Workplace

    Michelle Prince
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:22 pm
    Women are making greater strides than ever before, both at work and at home. Not only are we making our way into leadership ranks across all industries, but we’re also bringing home the funds to support our families. But these advancements come with a price. As women workers struggle with the weight of balancing work and family, we’re stressed out. While stress affects both genders, our recent Randstad Engagement Study found that it has a greater impact on women workers, with 27 percent of women (compared to 22% of men) citing stress as a top reason to leave their current job. Read more…
  • Women Powering Technology, Part Four

    Kimberly Fahey
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:29 am
    The fourth installment of our Women Powering Technology series features Chandelle Fairley, Managing Director, Randstad Technologies, which takes a closer look at the challenges of recruiting women in technology. Chandelle joined Randstad Technologies in 2009 and has over 17 years experience in the recruitment industry.  Starting as an account executive, she was promoted to Managing Director for the Atlanta-based Randstad Technologies office in July 2013. Chandelle is a multi-year President’s Club winner, was named the 2012 Producer of the year and has been a top producer throughout…
  • 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…
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    HR C-Suite

  • Workplace Solutions: Don’t Promote Trouble

    Lynne Curry, Ph.d., SPHR
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Question: I’ve worked three years for our branch, first as a salesperson and then as the sales manager. When I started to burn out on sales, I told our company’s CEO I wanted to move into operations and he said he’d move me up as soon as he could. Last week, our branch manager unexpectedly […]
  • It’s Not About The Gunfire

    Catherine Carr, SPHR, MBA
    24 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    “It’s not about the gunfire” I said, trying to explain to my boss why I simply could not extend my mission as the Country HR Manager in Bangui, the capital of The Central African Republic (CAR).  I was at the tail end of a one-year contract with Doctors Without Borders and on my fourth emergency […]
  • Workplace Solutions: Never On Sundays

    Lynne Curry, Ph.d., SPHR
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Question: I’ve worked for a retail chain for seven years, since high school. During my first six years, I worked part-time and went to college, taking mostly night classes. During that time, I received excellent performance reviews and many employee of the month awards. After I received my BA in business management, my company accepted […]
  • Speak well! A Quality All Great Leaders Possess

    Christopher Austin
    17 Aug 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Leaders often have to use public speaking as a way of getting their points across to others. Some famous leaders have also been outstanding public speakers, such as John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill, and Martin Luther King, Jr. However, the qualities that make someone a good leader are not always the same as the qualities […]
  • The Hard Truth About Leading Lasting Change

    Rosanna Nadeau, SPHR
    13 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    One of the toughest challenges leaders face is making change work, from building initial momentum to sustaining change long term. How can leaders help employees to accept change more easily? How often have changes been launched with great effort and fanfare, only to evaporate over time? How many change processes have been touted as models of success for change […]
 
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    Executive Resume Services

  • 5 Tips For Updating Your LinkedIn Profile

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:46 am
    LinkedIn is one of the most important places to have an online presence because it is currently the top networking site for professionals of many industries. This is where a potential employer will look you up to see if you are a good fit for the job opening and where many people find the connections that bring them a career. It’s a very valuable resource and worth taking the time to make sure your LinkedIn profile is complete and contemporary. If your profile is out of date or incomplete, how is being on this vital networking site doing you any good? In fact, an out of date, incomplete…
  • How Much Will Not Having A Good Resume Cost?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    22 Aug 2014 | 8:34 am
    Many times, someone will look at the price of having a professional resume writer develop their resume and wonder if it is worth the cost. There’s a way to put the cost of a professional resume service into perspective: How much will it cost you to stay unemployed and searching for a job? Say you are hoping to find a job that pays $52,000 a year to make this exercise easy. That means your pay before taxes is $1,000 because there are 52 weeks in a year. If you have been looking for a job and nobody is calling you back, your resume usually has a lot to do with that, so your current resume…
  • 3 Reasons Why A Critique Is A Good Thing

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    20 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Criticism is kind of painful, because nobody likes to be wrong. But without constructive criticism we’d all be in a fantasy world assuming everything is fine and wondering why things aren’t happening the way we imagined they would. Particularly when it comes to your career, criticism is a valuable tool. But that tool has to be in the hands of somebody who knows how to use it for your benefit. A Professional Critique of Your Resume/Cover Letter Does 3 Things Professional Perspective – A Professional Resume/Cover Letter Critique should be just that: professional. You want…
  • How To Fix Interview Mistakes

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    19 Aug 2014 | 8:46 am
    It happens to everybody: You make a mistake about something during your important interview. It my the way you dressed for the occasion and you went too formal or too casual. It might be addressing your interviewer by the wrong name. There are lots of ways a candidate can make a mistake, and it’s true that a mistake can possibly cost you the job. It’s also true that the way you respond to your own mistakes can be what makes the interview successful and gets you the job. Mistakes Can Be Opportunities Everyone makes mistakes, but those who are confident enough to admit their mistake…
  • Are You Ready To Be A Manager?

    Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:16 pm
    Most managers are regular employees who get promoted, but a lot of times that promotion comes with the realization you lack some managerial skills. It’s different being in management, but there are some things you can work on even as an employee that will really help you when that promotion comes. These skills are actually good to learn no matter what your position is. For instance, a bank teller needs to “act with authority” when explaining why a check bounced — Saying “It looks like you might have not had the funds in your account; I guess maybe that’s…
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    Free Range Humans

  • People around you don’t get what you want to do? Read this.

    Marianne Cantwell
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:49 am
    * This is a guest post by William Gallagher * If you phoned five friends and said you’re moving to New York to be a graffiti artist what would happen? Hopefully at least one of your friends will be excited for you, but you know that at least four, probably all five, will try to talk you out of it. They’re looking out for you, they care for you. But there’s a part of them, too, that reckons New York is a long away and they’ll never see you again. You can’t object to that, that’s lovely. However there’s another piece to the puzzle: they don’t see you that way. You’re…
  • The 9 dirty truths experts won’t tell you about starting your own business

    Marianne Cantwell
    22 Jun 2014 | 4:37 pm
      Hello gorgeous. I want you to know something. Yes, starting your own business is wonderful. You wake up when you want, work from where you want and never have to sit through a boring-ass ‘weekly planning meeting’ EVER AGAIN. Rocking. However. This freedom does not come on a platter. You don’t wake up one and go ‘oh I seem to have stumbled on the perfect life. Ho ho. Tea and toast, Jeeves’. (Because that’s totally what my mornings look like. Ahem) So let’s take a down-and-dirty look at what really goes on in a fledgling business. This…
  • What does a free range work day look like… in Bali? This 12 minute video might just surprise you.

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

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

    Marianne Cantwell
    1 Jun 2014 | 12:44 am
    In my first year of changing from my old work into my free range life, I met up with a friend who had moved overseas and I hadn’t seen in years. Over coffee and sticky cinnamon rolls I told him what I was doing now and how much I loved it. He looked at me and said “oh that makes so much sense for you, I can see you doing that so much more than what you used to do”. He said it like it was obvious. Yet for a long time it hadn’t felt obvious to me! Why is it that when someone is doing what they love it looks like the clues were always there – but when we are the ones doing the looking,…
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    The Career Closet

  • DID YOU FORGET SOMETHING?? PACKING FOR COLLEGE

    The Career Closet
    4 Aug 2014 | 5:25 pm
    Now is really the time to make the list and check it twice. No matter how many years you’ve been going to college, or if this is your first time, the list below that I found on a site written on suite101.com pretty much covers a very lengthy list of items for college students to […]
  • CHOOSING A COLLEGE, THE RIGHT CHOICE

    The Career Closet
    27 Jul 2014 | 5:42 pm
    Careers… Your 1st choice is choosing what you want to do with the rest of your life. You should have 3-4 CAREER options/choices/picks of jobs you intend to do after graduation. If you still need to look into this some more, I’m more than happy to provide you with my 3 step approach to making the right CAREER […]
 
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    Welcome to the Career Psychologist

  • Microfestival for Career Change

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

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

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

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

  • CAREER ADVICE: I was told to speak up in meetings. Should I?

    Dorothy Tannahill Moran
    11 Aug 2014 | 5:43 pm
    Dorothy, I was told by my manager to show myself up more, in terms of speaking at meetings and getting engaged in whatever activities is there, I am in this state where I am not sure if this is right to do in order to achieve more for my career or this is just not me :S Hi R-S, it sounds like your manager must think you have good things to contribute to make that suggestion. I understand your concerns but first let me pose the good reasons to do so and then I will provide you some suggestions on how to do what he requested without feeling like you have to change who you are. More than likely…
  • Introvert Guide to Positive Office Politics

    Dorothy Tannahill Moran
    11 Aug 2014 | 3:10 pm
    Isn’t positive office politics an oxymoron? Especially for an introvert? Office politics, like many things has its positive and negative sides. We notice the negative, which is disgusting and dysfunctional. It often harms or abuses others in the process and for the rest of us; we try to avoid the fallout. What we tend to not notice is the positive office politics that does take place, mostly because we don’t recognize it for what it is. When it works well, it makes a group efficient, productive and satisfied. To sort this out, you first need to understand the definition of office…
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    J Patrick + Associates Blog

  • 4 Ways to Write an Achievement-Based Executive Resume

    Daniel Sullivan
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here’s a pill that may be tough to swallow: most people have lackluster resumes. They tend to write extremely generic resumes that only showcase basic job duties. As a result, recruiters think they are dealing with someone who can only do the basics. Achievement based resumes, on the other hand, help you stand out from the crowd because they give concrete examples of what you can do on the job.  Achievements are those things that made a lasting impact on the company or the client. Below you’ll find some tips on how to write an achievement-based executive resume.     1.
  • 5 Powerful Ways to Incorporate Soft Skills Into Your Executive Resume

    Daniel Sullivan
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Up until relatively recently companies thought that hard skills are what would get them their bottom line. Now we’ve come to realize that soft skills are just as important when it comes to growing a company. Soft skills are considered to be behaviors and traits such as adaptability, critical thinking, people skills, likeability, time management and so forth. Essentially soft skills are those that aren’t as hard driving or as up front. Often times they are skills that have more to do with your personality, making them slightly more difficult to put on paper. That’s why how you present…
  • New LinkedIn Profile Features

    Daniel Sullivan
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    New LinkedIn Profile Features added to LinkedIn Premium Accounts Here is a summary of New LinkedIn Profile Features from what I see so far. I am looking forward to diving in further to explore the best ways job seekers can benefit from these features. Check out my new Premium Profile with the larger photo. So exciting! Visually Compelling Premium Profile: Take a stand with your brand with a larger profile photo and full-width background. Select a photo from the library created by LinkedIn to make life easy or use a photo of your own that can clearly define your brand. LinkedIn says it is best…
  • LinkedIn Profile Checklist – 10 Steps to Get You Started

    Daniel Sullivan
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Your LinkedIn profile is one of the most important resources you have to reinforce your personal brand and candidate appeal. Use this LinkedIn Profile Checklist to reinforce your key accomplishments in your resume and cover letter and to deliver even more information about who you are and your capabilities to hiring managers reading your LinkedIn profile. 1. Optimize Your Tagline LinkedIn’s official algorithm information on how you get to the top of a search is an industry secret. But what is known, is how important it is to optimize your tagline with keywords. In your tagline, also known…
  • 5 Social Media Mistakes Made by Executive Job Searchers

    Daniel Sullivan
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hiring managers and recruiters are using social media more than ever to find and pre-screen candidates, and they’re not just using LinkedIn. As a result it’s important to avoid some of these major social media mistakes while doing your executive job search.   Not having a professional online presence. Perhaps one of the biggest mistakes job hunters make is not having a professional online presence. This results in recruiters finding a lot of personal photos and musings but nothing about how you’re a great candidate for the job. Having your professional history and achievements…
 
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    Job Interview Tools

  • 7 dumb interview questions to avoid

    Don Georgevich
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:48 am
    One of the techniques I always cover with students in my top tier coaching class, Accelerate, is questions that are good to ask employers… …Questions that will leave them with a positive impression of you. But you want to avoid questions that might negatively affect your candidacy — leaving you wondering why you never heard […]
  • 5 questions never to ask in a job interview

    Don Georgevich
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:54 am
    At the end of the interview, it’s your turn to ask the interviewer a few questions. You should already have a planned list of questions. Don’t ask questions just for the sake of asking questions. Ask meaningful questions that will help you make an informed decision about whether or not you want to work here. […]
  • 5 Best things to say in your next job interview

    Don Georgevich
    11 Aug 2014 | 8:00 am
    Saying the right thing in an interview won’t necessarily get you the job, but it can help keep your interview on track, avoiding disaster. Here’s my top 5 list of the best things you should consider saying in your interview. Keep in mind my top 5 list is more of a framework or methodology than […]
  • 4 Smart Things Job Seekers Do

    Don Georgevich
    6 Aug 2014 | 5:22 am
    Let’s face it — Getting hired for a job is not easy. Some people seem to be better at it than others. So what are some of the key characteristics that make up the elite group of successful job candidates? What are they doing that makes employers want to hire them? 1. They show relevance […]
  • When should you follow-up after a job interview?

    Don Georgevich
    26 Jul 2014 | 4:26 am
    This topic keeps coming up so I wanted to touch on it again with you. Just the other day I was working with a client and she asked these questions: “When should you follow-up after a job interview and how long should you wait before following up after the initial thank you note?” These days, […]
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    Authentic Resume Branding

  • Transform Your Executive Resume into an Interview Magnet

    Rosa
    8 Aug 2014 | 2:31 pm
    “Marketing is the art of meaningful differentiation.” John Lederer A career-altering executive resume is not engineered by just narrating your employment history—but by way of persuasive storytelling and strategic road-mapping! I realize you’ve probably heard this before and I bet you wondered how you can convert your executive resume into a six-figure, job-interview magnet. Well, […] The post Transform Your Executive Resume into an Interview Magnet appeared first on 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.
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    jobs, employment in USA - Careerjet

  • Physical Therapist / Therapy (PT) - SNF 13 Week Contract

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    Centra Healthcare Solutions - Harwich, MA - Apply Now: providing direct patient care to assess their medical condition, functional capabilities, limitations and restrictions and potential for rehabilitation. Also, the Physical Therapist / PT will establish and administer a treatment program with specific goals determi...
  • Senior Internal Auditor

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    McCann & Braham - USA - Canada - Our client is a Fortune 500 multinational operating across the commodities sector. Due to a world class talent development programme they are now seeking a Spanish speaking Internal Auditor for their North American business. The role offers an excellent opportunity for a newly...
  • Payroll Specialist-ADP - HR, EXCEL, salary requirements

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    Asset International - Stamford, CT - We are in immediate need of a payroll specialist with min 4-5 years ADP Payroll experience. Must have advanced EXCEL, be extremely accurate, collaborative with HR, ADP and other functions, and have the ability to handle Payroll for US and Canadian employees. We are paid bi-monthl...
  • At Last, A Real Daytime Job From Home

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    TeleReach Corporate - Lexington, TN - At Last, A Real Daytime Job From Home Put your Business-to-Business sales and appointment-setting experience to work making outbound calls from your home office. TeleReach Corporate offers a unique opportunity with no-cost training and excellent earning potential to work part tim...
  • Technical Product Owner (m/f) - Stuttgart und Boston

    27 Aug 2014 | 6:56 am
    PE INTERNATIONAL GmbH - Boston, MA - Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg - <?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?> Work that's important for our planet. It's what PE INTERNATIONAL does as a globally recognized sustainability software, content and strategic consulting firm. With 20 years of experience and 15 offices around the globe, we enabl...
 
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    CareerFuel » Blog

  • I Leaned In and Fell Over

    Deborah Brody Hamilton
    12 Aug 2014 | 11:43 am
    I haven’t exactly read Sheryl Sandberg’s book Lean In, but I did read excerpts of it online, and I have heard it discussed ad nauseam. Despite my skepticism, the parts I read were well researched and written. I get her point. After all, I’ve been a “leaner” my whole life. In the first grade I “leaned  in” and got what I considered a plum assignment from the teacher. I got to perch on her desk and read to the class, while she went out for a cigarette. In the seventh grade, I “leaned in” and ran for student council. I was the only girl running, and rose to office with the…
  • Back to the Future Means Back at Work

    G Peters
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Yes, I’ve zipped up my Marty McFly and set the flux capacitor to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity needed to propel my personal DeLorean time machine of a career back to the future. In 1985, actor Michael J. Fox introduced us to Mcfly in the first film in the “Back to the Future” trilogy in which he was transported back in time with the help of some nifty science fiction in the form of a converted DeLorean. It was around this same time that I landed my first job as a reporter at a tiny newspaper in the Midwest. In college, I had studied to become a photographer, but my advisers…
  • Where to Work?

    AnnMarie McIlwain
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    Find me a company whose products or services you love and chances are they have happier employees. My children ask to fly JetBlue because they know they will get a screen, more comfortable seats and probably a direct flight. Whether in Maine or not, we think of LLBean first for many of our outdoor needs because their products last, they stand behind them and they have great customer support.  Not surprising, JetBlue and Beans have highly satisfied employees. If you shop at Costco, I am willing to bet you know they have the best steaks, crowd pleasing birthday cakes and well-priced clothing.
  • 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,…
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    ZipRecruiter

  • We Just Raised $63 Million. Here’s Why.

    Ian Siegel
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:04 am
    Four years ago, we set out to make the hiring process as simple and efficient as possible. From our own experiences working for startups, we knew the recruiting challenges small businesses faced, and thought we could The post We Just Raised $63 Million. Here’s Why. appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • Is Your Company Culture Holding Back Your Hiring?

    Matt Krumrie
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:47 pm
    You need to hire, you have openings, but the culture, led by upper management, just doesn't see the need to hire. What can an HR professional do about it? The post Is Your Company Culture Holding Back Your Hiring? appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • 4 Questions You Need to Ask During a Job Interview

    Nicole Cavazos
    21 Aug 2014 | 10:24 am
    You’ve just spent the last hour being grilled about your qualifications. The interview is winding down and you hear those inevitable words: “Any questions?” What should you ask? The post 4 Questions You Need to Ask During a Job Interview appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • Career Tips for Recruiters: How Those Who Hire Get Hired

    Matt Krumrie
    20 Aug 2014 | 11:11 am
    When in a search, recruiters and HR professionals know exactly what they want, yet many struggle when it comes time to owning their own career. The post Career Tips for Recruiters: How Those Who Hire Get Hired appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
  • Should You Ever Take a Job for Less Money?

    Nicole Cavazos
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:24 am
    Let’s be honest, salary is still one of the top reasons for taking a job. So when is it a good idea to take a job offer for less money than you’re used to? The post Should You Ever Take a Job for Less Money? appeared first on ZipRecruiter.
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    J Patrick + Associates Blog

  • 4 Ways to Write an Achievement-Based Executive Resume

    Daniel Sullivan
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here’s a pill that may be tough to swallow: most people have lackluster resumes. They tend to write extremely generic resumes that only showcase basic job duties. As a result, recruiters think they are dealing with someone who can only do the basics. Achievement based resumes, on the other hand, help you stand out from the crowd because they give concrete examples of what you can do on the job.  Achievements are those things that made a lasting impact on the company or the client. Below you’ll find some tips on how to write an achievement-based executive resume.     1.
  • 5 Powerful Ways to Incorporate Soft Skills Into Your Executive Resume

    Daniel Sullivan
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Up until relatively recently companies thought that hard skills are what would get them their bottom line. Now we’ve come to realize that soft skills are just as important when it comes to growing a company. Soft skills are considered to be behaviors and traits such as adaptability, critical thinking, people skills, likeability, time management and so forth. Essentially soft skills are those that aren’t as hard driving or as up front. Often times they are skills that have more to do with your personality, making them slightly more difficult to put on paper. That’s why how you present…
  • New LinkedIn Profile Features

    Daniel Sullivan
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    New LinkedIn Profile Features added to LinkedIn Premium Accounts Here is a summary of New LinkedIn Profile Features from what I see so far. I am looking forward to diving in further to explore the best ways job seekers can benefit from these features. Check out my new Premium Profile with the larger photo. So exciting! Visually Compelling Premium Profile: Take a stand with your brand with a larger profile photo and full-width background. Select a photo from the library created by LinkedIn to make life easy or use a photo of your own that can clearly define your brand. LinkedIn says it is best…
  • LinkedIn Profile Checklist – 10 Steps to Get You Started

    Daniel Sullivan
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Your LinkedIn profile is one of the most important resources you have to reinforce your personal brand and candidate appeal. Use this LinkedIn Profile Checklist to reinforce your key accomplishments in your resume and cover letter and to deliver even more information about who you are and your capabilities to hiring managers reading your LinkedIn profile. 1. Optimize Your Tagline LinkedIn’s official algorithm information on how you get to the top of a search is an industry secret. But what is known, is how important it is to optimize your tagline with keywords. In your tagline, also known…
  • 5 Social Media Mistakes Made by Executive Job Searchers

    Daniel Sullivan
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hiring managers and recruiters are using social media more than ever to find and pre-screen candidates, and they’re not just using LinkedIn. As a result it’s important to avoid some of these major social media mistakes while doing your executive job search.   Not having a professional online presence. Perhaps one of the biggest mistakes job hunters make is not having a professional online presence. This results in recruiters finding a lot of personal photos and musings but nothing about how you’re a great candidate for the job. Having your professional history and achievements…
 
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    The Recruiters Lounge

  • LinkedIn Recruiter Announces New Restrictions on InMail Open Rates

    Jessica Merrell
    26 Aug 2014 | 8:43 am
    LINKEDIN RECRUITER RULE CHANGES & RESTRICTIONS LinkedIn recently has begun cracking down on some of the below listed offenses. LinkedIn Recruiter users with an InMail response rate of 13% will be suspended from sending messages for 14 days. LinkedIn Recruiter product users whose reponse rate dips below 14% will no longer be able to send bulk InMail […]
  • The Power of the Employee Referral [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Blake McCammon
    22 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Inforgraphic Highlights You’ve heard it once and you’ll hear it again, the employee referral is key to high rentention. Over the past five years there has been nothing but hard […]
  • Learn How Recruiters Are Using Social Media [INFORGRAPHIC]

    Blake McCammon
    15 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! Inforgraphic Highlights 48% of recruiters said they only use LinkedIn. How many connections do you have? The average has 616 connections. Recruiters aren’t active on Twitter, 75% have less then […]
  • Career Sites Are GOLD [INFORGRAPHIC]

    Blake McCammon
    8 Aug 2014 | 7:17 am
    Each Friday The Recruiter’s Lounge is going to bring you Infographic Fridays. We’ll be finding really interesting and different infographics to share. Hope you enjoy! This week we’re bringing you an inforgraphic about the importance of career sites within your recruiting strategy. Check out our friends at TalentCircles if you’re looking for a cost-effective career […]
  • TalentCircles Transforms #HRTech & Wins HR Solutions Provider Award

    Jessica Merrell
    7 Aug 2014 | 6:28 am
      SAN BRUNO, CA — Global business leaders identified talent as a top five priority in 2014 according to new research from the Conference Board. Technology, particularly in the human resource industry, is an important catalyst to drive this business change. TalentCircles is at the forefront of this talent-­first philosophy with their innovative cloud based […]
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    Career Musings

  • 5 Job Search Mistakes You Should Avoid

    Daisy Wright
    8 Aug 2014 | 9:31 am
    From time to time job seekers, prospective clients and clients discuss with me the difficulties they face in finding a job, or getting interviews. Sometimes, these conversations come from unexpected sources: mid-career professionals, managers, and executives. Most times I empathize with these individuals because the job search process can take a toll on anyone; people get into panic mode, and all rational thinking goes through the window. Sometimes, though, I have to be direct and tell them to hit the delete button on negative thinking. Professionals at these levels should be focusing on who…
  • 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.
 
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    The Burnout Specialist

  • How to Increase Creativity in 10 Minutes

    benfanning
    15 Aug 2014 | 8:30 am
    Here’s an easy way to increase creativity…Before asking for help on a problem from your boss, coworker, or even going to Google; force yourself to think of 3 possible solutions no matter how off-the-wall they may be. Practicing this approach will most definitely increase your creativity.
  • One Question that Gags Your Inner Critic

    benfanning
    7 Aug 2014 | 8:35 am
    The critical inner voice --- "Who do you think you are?" I was trembling, getting ready to go in front of my first group as Chief Burnout Officer. I’d given lots of presentations at the office and to clients before, but this one felt a lot more personal.
  • 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...
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    Recruiting & Career Blog

  • Emotional intelligence in the workplace

    Adecco
    27 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Emotional intelligence is the “ability to be aware of, name, and manage one’s emotions.” Beyond this, emotional intelligence in the workplace suggests an ability to understand the emotions of others and “relate to others in effective ways both personally and professionally in a wide range of contexts and roles.” Despite the misconception that decisions, particularly in the workplace, are made through reason and logic, it is actually true that “we decide 100 percent of everything emotionally and then spend hours, weeks or months underpinning these decisions with logical…
  • How to cultivate a strong mentor relationship

    Adecco
    25 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Mentor “matching” goes both ways: a good fit doesn’t mean that it is best only for the mentee; rather, a strong match indicates that both parties are content with the relationship. When approaching someone to be a mentor, you should directly check in and ensure that they can benefit from supporting you in your career. It may seem like a contradiction to the nature of a mentor relationship, but many mentors do benefit from helping up-and-coming professionals. Traits of a strong mentor A good mentor is someone who is willing to work for you without doing things for you entirely. They…
  • Best Practices for Writing a Job Description

    Adecco
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Today’s job market already faces a daunting skills gap, and when hiring managers and employers are unable to craft a realistic and successful job description, this gap only widens as they fail to attract and align with the talent and skill sets needed to fill the role(s). Employers must do their part in combatting the skills gap – and attaining the best possible talent for their own benefit – by understanding how a strong job description is crafted. Anyone hoping to hire the perfect candidate must master this mundane but critical skill. The job description must cater to the most…
  • Filling The Talent Pool: Industries & places that are hiring

    Adecco
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    Jobs, at long last, appear to be back. The U.S. economy added 298,000 jobs in June and another 209,000 jobs in July, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Over the past six months, the economy has added 1.5 million jobs, marking the strongest six-month stretch for hiring since 2006. Meanwhile, job openings in the U.S. recently rose to the highest level in five years. “It feels to me like the job market is humming,” Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, told the Houston Chronicle. This is very good news for sure. Yet, good news that comes with a unique…
  • Un-End the Summer with daily prizes from Adecco Staffing USA

    Collin Webb
    15 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    For most Americans, the arrival of Labor Day signals the end of pool parties, BBQs and vacation time, and the return to the nine-to-five grind, schoolwork and pasty complexions. This year, Adecco is attempting to change all that. Even though Labor Day marks the unofficial end of the season, our giveaway contest gives you multiple chances to “un-end” the summer and keep the good times going. Enter our contest on Facebook to win great prizes, including an iPad, a 55” Smart TV, a $1,500 airline gift card and more! How to Enter: 1. “Like” the Adecco Staffing USA page on…
 
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    The Labor Academy

  • Five Barriers to Building a Successful Career in IT

    Mantel Featherson
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:37 pm
    This is a guest post by Sarah Brooks a Houston based freelance writer and blogger. As our society’s dependence on technology grows the need for people with technical expertise rises as well. IT professionals with the right mix of skills and experience will find an abundance of opportunities in nearly any industry that uses tech. […]
  • Three Strategies for Becoming a Software Developer That Employers Can’t Resist

    Mantel Featherson
    4 Mar 2014 | 6:06 am
    This is a guest post by Lizzi Hart, Marketing Strategist for the Graduate Recruitment Bureau.  The pace of technological innovation is driving change in many parts of our society and the people at the heart of some of the most compelling technologies are software developers.  This rapid rate of change has accelerated the need for […]
  • Four Myths that Stall an IT Professional’s Job Search

    Mantel Featherson
    21 Jan 2014 | 12:21 pm
    The evolution of the economy is the root cause of the creative destruction within job market. As new jobs are created others move into obsolescence. In the realm of job search an evolution is also occurring – traditional job search strategies (i.e., newspaper want ads) have given way to job boards, social media and virtual […]
  • Three Great Branding Tactics for Tech Professionals

    Mantel Featherson
    21 Aug 2013 | 7:03 pm
    Branding is a pervasive buzzword these days. Its being talked and written about so much that I’d guess that you’re tired of hearing about it. Weary as you may be of the idea of branding – the simple truth is that it is an essential element of a successful career. If you think of some […]
  • Five Tech Certifications that Command Six Figure Salaries

    Mantel Featherson
    8 Aug 2013 | 6:07 am
      Jobs that command six figure salaries are hard to come by, for most industries you have to possess a significant mix of skills, experience and education. However, the tech sector offers potential short cuts to high paying jobs in the form of certifications. The five below are some of the most of lucrative - […]
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    Resumonk Blog

  • Fresher Resume Guide: How to Write a Resume If You Have No Experience

    Amy Huges
    5 Aug 2014 | 10:33 am
    Looking for a job? Create a beautiful resume (CV) with ResumonkIf you’ve been wondering how to make a resume with no experience, stop worrying. Writing a resume with no work experience is different to a normal resume, but it’s easier than it looks. Basic fresher resume issues The issues in writing a resume for freshers are straightforward enough: The core issue is that a resume must be a useful document to its readers. You must provide relevant, concise information. Always bear in mind that any prospective employer has their own specific criteria. You must address these criteria in full.
  • 15 Soft Skills You Should Never Use on Your Resume

    Jessica Holbrook Hernandez
    16 Apr 2014 | 2:29 am
    Looking for a job? Create a beautiful resume (CV) with ResumonkAll this talk about how critical soft skills are for inclusion on your resume and, ultimately, your job search success. Employers even list some of these “soft skills” in their job ads. It’s this unyielding catch-22. The employers want to see that you’re a “team player” and “hard worker”, but yet they don’t want to see that information on your resume! How are you supposed to convey that you can meet the requirements of the position when some words aren’t supposed to be…
  • Avoid The Top 5 Resume Mistakes

    Aditya Babbar
    14 Apr 2014 | 8:15 am
    Looking for a job? Create a beautiful resume (CV) with ResumonkLooking to land your dream job? Before you send out your spruced-up resume to employers and recruiters, ensure that you aren’t guilty of making the following mistakes. #1 Using a generic objective statement “To obtain a position enabling me to utilize my strong communication and leadership skills that offers growth and advancement opportunities ..” Does your resume start out with such a vague statement? If yes, remove it now. Hiring managers literally spend a few seconds on each resume, and you’d lose the…
  • How to setup SSL on Heroku for a Rails Application

    Bharani Muthukumaraswamy
    5 Mar 2014 | 3:27 am
    Looking for a job? Create a beautiful resume (CV) with ResumonkWe recently setup SSL on Resumonk.com which is a Rails 3 application running on Heroku. Here is a quick summary of the entire process and hope it saves you some time when you are looking to enable SSL for your Rails application on Heroku. What is SSL and why do you need it? SSL or Secure Sockets Layer is protocol for establishing a secure (encrypted) link between server and the browser. If your app or website is using a database for storing and retrieving user generated information, you need to get SSL to ensure that the data is…
  • New Year Offer: 45% OFF on Resumonk Premium Subscription

    Bharani Muthukumaraswamy
    22 Jan 2014 | 2:03 am
    Looking for a job? Create a beautiful resume (CV) with ResumonkAre you planning to start the new year with a new job? To help you land your dream job this year, we are offering a 45% discount on Resumonk’s Premium Subscription. The Premium Plan is just $12 instead of the regular $23 for a limited time. Use discount code – HNY2014 on the checkout page to avail this discount. As a premium user, you get: Resumes with no Resumonk branding in the footer Access to our premium templates Unlimited personal resumes .DOC (MS Word) download Custom colors & 10 additional fonts Custom URL…
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    CareerFuel » Blog

  • Back to the Future Means Back at Work

    G Peters
    5 Aug 2014 | 6:04 am
    Yes, I’ve zipped up my Marty McFly and set the flux capacitor to generate the 1.21 gigawatts of electricity needed to propel my personal DeLorean time machine of a career back to the future. In 1985, actor Michael J. Fox introduced us to Mcfly in the first film in the “Back to the Future” trilogy in which he was transported back in time with the help of some nifty science fiction in the form of a converted DeLorean. It was around this same time that I landed my first job as a reporter at a tiny newspaper in the Midwest. In college, I had studied to become a photographer, but my advisers…
  • Where to Work?

    AnnMarie McIlwain
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:05 am
    Find me a company whose products or services you love and chances are they have happier employees. My children ask to fly JetBlue because they know they will get a screen, more comfortable seats and probably a direct flight. Whether in Maine or not, we think of LLBean first for many of our outdoor needs because their products last, they stand behind them and they have great customer support.  Not surprising, JetBlue and Beans have highly satisfied employees. If you shop at Costco, I am willing to bet you know they have the best steaks, crowd pleasing birthday cakes and well-priced clothing.
  • 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…
 
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    Professional Presence Pro

  • Authenticity in the Workplace

    Lori Moss
    1 Aug 2014 | 11:08 am
      Authenticity is getting more attention these days. It is a word many of us recognize, and although its meaning can be elusive, there is a hunger to understand its significance. What exactly is Authenticity?  It is the degree to which one is true to one’s own personality, spirit or character, in spite of external pressures. When we are being authentic, our actions, beliefs and behaviors are consistent with our true selves. It can be easier to identify the characteristics we exhibit when we are NOT being authentic. In the workplace, this translates into a tendency to align our…
  • The Power of “Firsts”

    Lori Moss
    30 Jul 2014 | 1:19 pm
      When we have had a successful career for many years, we were propelled by the experience of many “firsts” that gave us satisfaction and “juice.” The expectation of − indeed, the striving for “firsts” is what fueled our creativity and stoked our drive. Oh, the rush of those choice, “juicy” moments! Like: The first client who said “yes” to our offer The first dollar we made The first great employee we hired The first big client The first closed deal The first email that “converted” The first time we were recognized for our contribution The first time we…
  • 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…
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    Job Seeker Blog - Spark Hire

  • 3 Things to Know About Working for a Startup

    Julia Weeks
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you are considering working for a startup company, there are several things that you should know beforehand.  I have worked for a startup in the past and must say that it was one of the best experiences I have had, while also being the most challenging. There are 3 key things that I can share with you, based on my experience, when it comes to working at a startup. 1. Excitement In a startup company, you will find an excitement and enthusiasm that you don’t typically find in larger, more established corporations.  This is simply because a startup is something new and fresh.  It is a…
  • The Do’s and Don’ts of Video Interviewing

    Lauren Levine
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    Much like a face-to-face interview, video interviewing is all about showing a hiring manager your personality and passion for the business. However, there are some unusual factors that come into play when you’re doing a video interview that you don’t have to deal with when you’re sitting across the table from someone. In order to excel when it’s time to do a video interview, keep these do’s and don’ts in mind: The Do’s Get comfortable with your software ahead of time: You don’t want to sign on 15 minutes late because you couldn’t figure out how to get the video interviewing…
  • How to Manage Employment Gaps On Your Resume

    Julia Weeks
    19 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    If you’ve ever taken a break from your career, or if you’ve ever been in between jobs for a period of time, you may be questioning the best way to format your resume.  When it comes to gaps in employment, formatting your resume so that your work history is attractive and appealing to a potential employer can be tricky. Chronological or Not? Careerealism brings up the differences in chronological and functional resume formats.  Chronological resumes are typically the standard format, notating your employment history by dates of employment.  On the other hand, a functional resume focuses…
  • How to Present Yourself Accurately During a Video Interview

    Lauren Levine
    18 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    When you’re doing a video interview, particularly if you’ve never done one before, presenting yourself accurately can feel daunting. You may come across as stiff or awkward, especially since the person on the other end of the screen can’t pick up on small gestures that would help them to get a better sense of who you are. However, with a little practice, it’s easy to ace a video interview and feel comfortable as you do it. Here are some tips for nailing your first video interview: Look the part Treat a video interview just like you would an in-person interview. It doesn’t matter if…
  • 3 Ways to Obtain Job Security

    Julia Weeks
    12 Aug 2014 | 10:00 am
    You’ve noticed things slowing down at work, and you have seen a few people let go.  When times get tough for companies, they must begin to consider what is most valuable to the company when decreasing costs. If you want to do your best to obtain some form of job security, there are several things that you should be doing. AOL Jobs poses a very important question which leads into 3 key things that you should be doing at work: “How essential am I at work?” 1. Stay on top of your game First, make sure your performance is top-notch.  There is no time for inaccuracy or “taking it…
 
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    THE PREPARY

  • Why you should be using job alerts, and how to get started

    Jaime Petkanics
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    There are many difficult, labor intensive aspects to the job search which is why I love when I can share a tool with a client or reader that is 1. easy to use and 2. really, really helpful. Job alerts are one of those amazing tools. This is a longer, and somewhat technical post, but I promise it is well worth it to learn about this! So what are job alerts? A job alert is a notification that comes your way when a job with specific criteria (that you determine) opens up. Whether you’re searching for certain types of jobs – for example, any job with the title “Financial…
  • Find now, read later: Pocket App

    Jaime Petkanics
    20 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    The following scenario happens more often than I’d like to admit… I start tackling an item on my to do list for the day and then boom… all of the sudden I’m reading an email, have gone through 50 tweets, have 8 new tabs open, and finished reading 3 articles. Just me? This information overload is not easy to combat, especially when working from home. There are so many interesting things to read and absorb, but the middle of a productive moment is simply not the right time. I came across the Pocket app a few weeks ago which is helping me start to break this bad…
  • How to leverage your summer internship to get a job

    Jaime Petkanics
    14 Aug 2014 | 12:00 pm
    Since you decided to do a summer internship over the last 2 months instead of vacationing at the beach, I’ll assume you’re hoping it will help you get a job one day. The good news is that relevant internships and summer work experience will help you get a job. It’ll help you create a great resume, shine in interviews, and in some way or another, it will help you get your foot in the door. When I was screening hundreds of candidates for entry level jobs, summer experience and the skills gained as an intern were big differentiators. Here are a few things you can do to…
  • Big news for The Prepary!

    Jaime Petkanics
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:48 am
    If you’ve been following along closely, you may have already gotten wind of some big news for The Prepary and me personally. After working on The Prepary on the side for the past 2 years or so, I’ve decided to make it my full time business and work on it 100% (well maybe 110%) of the time. I’ve spent the last 7 years of my career working in Recruiting and Human Resources (3 years at J.P. Morgan and 4 years at Tory Burch) and while leaving wasn’t a decision I took lightly, I knew this was the right moment to do it. Having spent the last 2 years working with clients,…
  • Common interview questions: What are your salary expectations?

    Jaime Petkanics
    7 Aug 2014 | 12:47 pm
    Oh this question! It’s such a tricky one to answer. It’s somewhat similar, but much more difficult than “What’s your current salary?” which you’ll also probably be asked. Sometimes this question will come up during an interview and other times you’ll be required to fill it out as part of a job application. Either way… at some point in the interview process you will be asked “what are your salary expectations?” and you will need to have an answer ready. Here’s my suggested approach: First, take into account your…
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    J Patrick + Associates Blog

  • 4 Ways to Write an Achievement-Based Executive Resume

    Daniel Sullivan
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Here’s a pill that may be tough to swallow: most people have lackluster resumes. They tend to write extremely generic resumes that only showcase basic job duties. As a result, recruiters think they are dealing with someone who can only do the basics. Achievement based resumes, on the other hand, help you stand out from the crowd because they give concrete examples of what you can do on the job.  Achievements are those things that made a lasting impact on the company or the client. Below you’ll find some tips on how to write an achievement-based executive resume.     1.
  • 5 Powerful Ways to Incorporate Soft Skills Into Your Executive Resume

    Daniel Sullivan
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Up until relatively recently companies thought that hard skills are what would get them their bottom line. Now we’ve come to realize that soft skills are just as important when it comes to growing a company. Soft skills are considered to be behaviors and traits such as adaptability, critical thinking, people skills, likeability, time management and so forth. Essentially soft skills are those that aren’t as hard driving or as up front. Often times they are skills that have more to do with your personality, making them slightly more difficult to put on paper. That’s why how you present…
  • New LinkedIn Profile Features

    Daniel Sullivan
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    New LinkedIn Profile Features added to LinkedIn Premium Accounts Here is a summary of New LinkedIn Profile Features from what I see so far. I am looking forward to diving in further to explore the best ways job seekers can benefit from these features. Check out my new Premium Profile with the larger photo. So exciting! Visually Compelling Premium Profile: Take a stand with your brand with a larger profile photo and full-width background. Select a photo from the library created by LinkedIn to make life easy or use a photo of your own that can clearly define your brand. LinkedIn says it is best…
  • LinkedIn Profile Checklist – 10 Steps to Get You Started

    Daniel Sullivan
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Your LinkedIn profile is one of the most important resources you have to reinforce your personal brand and candidate appeal. Use this LinkedIn Profile Checklist to reinforce your key accomplishments in your resume and cover letter and to deliver even more information about who you are and your capabilities to hiring managers reading your LinkedIn profile. 1. Optimize Your Tagline LinkedIn’s official algorithm information on how you get to the top of a search is an industry secret. But what is known, is how important it is to optimize your tagline with keywords. In your tagline, also known…
  • 5 Social Media Mistakes Made by Executive Job Searchers

    Daniel Sullivan
    29 Jul 2014 | 7:00 am
    Hiring managers and recruiters are using social media more than ever to find and pre-screen candidates, and they’re not just using LinkedIn. As a result it’s important to avoid some of these major social media mistakes while doing your executive job search.   Not having a professional online presence. Perhaps one of the biggest mistakes job hunters make is not having a professional online presence. This results in recruiters finding a lot of personal photos and musings but nothing about how you’re a great candidate for the job. Having your professional history and achievements…
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    HER AGENDA

  • 2 Life-Saving Google Spreadsheets Tips to Help You (and Your Team) Stay Organized

    Skillcrush
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:15 am
    By Randle Browning In the last several years, Google Drive has made working with teams on a set of documents or spreadsheets so much easier. Still, when it comes to more complex projects, things can start to swerve out of control. Who added that column? You’re supposed to type a numeral, not the word “four.” Wait, Bob! 11 wasn’t an option! This is a 1-10 operation we’re talking about. Whether you’re using Google Spreadsheets to track sales, manage an editorial schedule, or work with form data, sometimes it would be easier if there were some ground rules in the data set, if you…
  • Women’s Equality Day: Looking At How Far We’ve Come While Bringing Awareness To How Far We Have To Go

    Shanell Peterson
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:50 pm
    We’ve made a lot of progress in the name of equality for women, but society still has a long way to go. August 26th, 2014 marks the 94 year anniversary of the 19th Amendment.  This was the amendment that granted women the right to vote. We call this day Woman’s Equality Day, and the path to this day was no easy feat, as laid out in the infographic below. Women still face descrimination and bias and are forced to deal with issues from sexual harassment to unfair pay to gender gaps in science and engineering based careers. It is also worth noting that it was not until 2013 that the…
  • The Writing’s on the Wall—50 Inspirational Quotes to Keep Around You At Work

    Anulekha Venkatram
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:14 am
    I will embarrassingly admit: the first time I put together my favorite quotes was for the “About” page on my Facebook profile. The second time, I desperately looked for motivational words to help shed off the dreaded “freshman 20” and jotted them down in my fitness diary. For the third time around, I created a collage of quotes to get me through my college senior thesis project. And more recently, I wrote down nuggets of wisdom in my journal as I navigated through turbulent waters: determining what I wanted out of a career, where I wanted to go, and how to get there. In the process of…
  • Sharon Carpenter Shares Her Advice On Natural Hair, Making It In The Media Industry

    Tiffany Patterson
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:19 am
    Curls, curls, and more curls was the scene last week at Ricky’s beauty shop located in New York City. Ricky’s, a hip and edgy beauty shop, was filled with the sounds of a latest hits and the chatter of beauty lovers. Curly girls of all ethnicities, backgrounds, and textures were all on hand for the official launch of the newest addition to the Miss Jessie’s line of natural hair care products: “Multicultural Curls.“ In between hair talk there was sips of complimentary champagne and bites of delicious cupcakes as everyone anxiously awaited the face of Multicultural Curls,…
  • Saying No: An Overlooked Tool for Success

    Shanell Peterson
    21 Aug 2014 | 2:18 pm
    Whether you are a people pleaser, want to impress a new boss, or just want to reach a goal, we all hit a point in our lives when we realize we cannot put anything else on our plate. Spreading yourself too thin is a common problem of most determined, goal-oriented millennial women. However, when we decide taking on another responsibility is simply not possible, saying no can be daunting and stressful. In situations like this it is important to realize that saying no is just as important to success as saying yes is. Saying no allows you more time to do well in the things you say yes to. When…
 
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    Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs

  • Felon wants to job in medical industry

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

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

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

    Eric Mayo
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    Can a felon get a job in a doctor’s office?   Hi, In 2004, I got convicted of possession of drugs.  I want to work in a doctor’s office as a Medical Assistant.  Would I be wasting my time going to school for this?  I don’t want to put out the money and won’t be […] The post Can a felon get a job in a doctor’s office? appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
  • I am a felon with a degree, can I get a job?

    Eric Mayo
    1 Aug 2014 | 6:09 pm
    I am a felon with a degree, can I get a job?   Hello I’m 26  years old I was adjudged guilty  in Florida of a felony in 2007 of child neglect at that time i was 19 or 20 and what happened was a mistake right now its very hard with finding jobs I […] The post I am a felon with a degree, can I get a job? appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.
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    Yolk Recruitment blog

  • Next HR Insights Seminar 21st October

    25 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Our next HR Insights Session will once again be led by Anna Denton-Jones, Director of Refreshing Law Ltd who take a down to earth and pragmatic approach to employment law.
  • 5 Tips to Dress for Business Success

    21 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    Tip 1 ensure the right fit! The biggest failure in dressing is that clothes don t fit suit arms should sit just above the shirt sleeve, trousers should not be baggy but just float delicately on the shoes.
  • Yolk Appear on the FastGrowth50 List for the 2nd Year Running

    14 Aug 2014 | 5:00 pm
    The 50 fastest growing companies in Wales 2014 have just been announced and Yolk are delighted to be on the list for the second year running.
  • Sign up now for our next HR Insights session

    17 Jun 2014 | 5:00 pm
    As well as the main seminar session there will also be the usual open Q & A Session where attendees can ask Anna any burning employment or HR questions.
  • Two New Divisions Launched

    27 May 2014 | 5:00 pm
    After a very successful 2013 Yolk Recruitment continued it's rapid growth into 2014 with the launch of two brand new divisions.
 
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    Amplify Talent

  • Cool Tools Podcast: Wearables, Kickstarter, RevolutionHR

    Lars Schmidt
    22 Aug 2014 | 6:10 am
    This weeks Cool Tools podcast covered a topic that’s near and dear to my heart – wearables. Craig (@Fishdogs) and I geek out on some of our favorite tech, and discuss wearable technology’s impact on the workplace. Guest Brady Bruner from RevolutionHR chimes in on it’s impact on performance management.Filed under: CoolTools, Podcast
  • Announcing: Glassdoor Employer Branding Summit

    Lars Schmidt
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:06 am
    I’m excited to announce I’ll be the keynote and MC for next month’s Employer Branding Summit by Glassdoor. The event will bring together some of the leading minds in Employer Branding to share their experience and discuss the future of Employer Branding. The Summit will be live-streamed for free, so you can register here to sign … Continue reading →
  • Lessons In Entrepreneurship: 7 Points To Consider Before Launching

    Lars Schmidt
    24 Jun 2014 | 5:38 am
    At some point in your career you may be there, a forked path in front of you. You’ll ponder your options. You’ll reflect on your career up until that point. Past decisions, advice from mentors, missteps, wins. You’ll gaze ahead, unsure of where to turn. Choose left, and find a comfortable path. This path leads … Continue reading →
  • Introducing: Glassdoor’s Employer Branding For Dummies® eBook

    Lars Schmidt
    16 Jun 2014 | 8:46 am
    Did you know 78% of job seekers say ratings and reviews are influential when deciding where to work? The dynamics of job searching continue to evolve, and as more and more candidates are researching potential employers, your employer brand is fast becoming a differentiating factor that might make or break a hire. I recently collaborated … Continue reading →
  • I Am Not A Thought Leader, And Neither Are You

    Lars Schmidt
    20 May 2014 | 6:13 am
    I am not a thought leader, and neither are you. This also goes for all the ninjas, mavens, jedis, rock stars, and gurus. Sorry folks. The term ‘thought leadership’ once had meaning, but it’s been hijacked and diluted by the countless numbers of self-proclaimed [insert superlative here]. Once reserved for individuals truly transforming their respective … Continue reading →
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    Direct Recruiters Inc. » DRI Candidate Advice

  • The 21st Century Professional…Why You Should Have a Complete & Proper LinkedIn Profile by Dan Miller, Labels Executive Recruiter

    Direct Recruiters
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:34 am
    When is the last time you went to work in your pajamas?  Even Fridays aren’t that casual!  How you dress says a lot about you, your self-worth and your level of respect for those around you.  In today’s world, the “business dress” for the E-Workplace is undoubtedly the LinkedIn Profile.  Think of LinkedIn as a global trade show.  My favorite part of attending trade shows is you never know who you’ll run into and LinkedIn is no exception!  College graduates on the job hunt, potential employees, potential employers, old contacts and other business professionals will all look you…
  • Top 5 Lies on Resumes by Guest Blogger John Yurkschatt, Recruitment Manager, DCA

    Direct Recruiters
    12 Aug 2014 | 8:28 am
    Have you ever lied on your resume or embellished the truth when speaking with a recruiter or hiring manager? It happens fairly often and it puzzles me because background checks and references are quite easy to conduct. In addition, a simple Google search can quickly uncover false information. Recently I caught a candidate in the midst of a lie just by asking the same question twice. The first time I spoke with him, he said he made $80,000 in 2013 and wanted to better himself by changing jobs. When I called back a week later and asked that same question again to make sure that the position I…
  • 6 Ways Personal PR Can Help When Job Hunting by Matt Weisman, Intern at Direct Recruiters

    Direct Recruiters
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:30 am
    Public Relations is important for companies to promote and maintain a positive image, but it’s also important for an individual who is searching for a job. If you do not know how to make yourself stand out in the right way, you may lose an opportunity to someone who does. If you aren’t knowledgeable about the company you are interviewing for, you are at a disadvantage to a candidate who is. Not knowing the proper way to use social media and how to network can hurt you as well. How can you use public relations to help with your search? Here are 6 good ways: Promote Yourself- Find your…
  • 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 by Evan Potts, Intern with DRI

    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…
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    Career Intelligence Blog

  • The Impact of Social Media on the Recruitment Process

    Michael O'Keeffe
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:15 am
    Recruiting the right candidate for the right job has been one of the critical parameters for deciding a company’s success; and social media’s intervention has changed the spectrum completely. Traditional headhunting methods have become buried by social media’s prominence. With over 2 million queries on Google, around 68,000 shares on Facebook and about 100,000 tweets on Twitter every minute, it is easy to see why conventional methods are becoming as unpopular as the London Underground Strikes! Lets talk about the current recruitment scenario and how it has changed due to the…
  • Blogging – 5 Ways To Promote Yourself As A Thought Leader Pt. 2

    Michael O'Keeffe
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:04 am
    In this article, the second part of the two-part article (the first can be read here) we will look at the final 5 must-do-strategies to help your blog gain the maximum number of visitors and readers as you are beginning to post your first article. 1. Incorporate Relatable and Interesting Titles Using a title that can be: • Read quickly • Use relevant keywords • Outline the articles content Is the best way to draw attention to your blog and help it get found more easily within search engine results. Also, due to the power of twitter and the retweet function, if your title incorporates…
  • CEO Transition – How to Succeed in Your New Role

    Jamie McDermott
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Being a CEO is a dream come true. It is the culmination of years of hard work, determination, business savvy, and personal sacrifice. However, achieving these exalted status is not quite the same as being a successful CEO. Making the transition to CEO is a wonderful and fulfilling process, but it can be a very stressful and anxiety producing process as well. 4 tips on how you, as a newly promoted CEO, can make a positive impact in your new position Succeeding in your new role is critically important for you as well as for your work colleagues. Do not let yourself become overwhelmed with the…
  • Blogging – 5 Ways To Promote Yourself As A Thought Leader Pt. 1

    Michael O'Keeffe
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:23 am
    As a Senior Executive you want to demonstrate your wealth of knowledge to others, whether it be to find a new position, network with like-minded industry professionals or as part of your on-going career management, and thanks to the rise of social media there are a number of ways of achieving this. One of the best ways to share your thoughts and industry news is via your own blog. A blog provides you with a great platform from which to also promote yourself and link to your other social platforms, such as LinkedIn and Twitter. Whether you want to share a monthly update of industry specific…
  • Your 30 Second Elevator Pitch – Video Applications

    Jamie McDermott
    19 Aug 2014 | 3:14 am
    We’ve discussed the multitude of online networking tools, such as LinkedIn and Twitter before, which all serve as an essential part of your senior job hunt strategy and arsenal. But I’d like to introduce you to something potentially even more powerful. Video networking. It’s well known that video is a dominant form of communication and allows the likes of recruiters and headhunters to absorb much more information than reading an update or even a cover letter from a prospective employee. However, until now, the means of communicating through video within the job application…
 
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    Work Coach Cafe

  • 35 Ways Time Is Wasted in Job Search

    Susan P. Joyce
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:16 am
    A job search can be a very tough slog through seemingly unending rejection – definitely not fun, particularly if you are unemployed with bills to pay. Effective job search methods have changes substantially with the Internet and other new technology, particularly in the last few years. If you haven’t modified your approach to a job […] The post 35 Ways Time Is Wasted in Job Search by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • Negotiating the Best Starting Salary for Your New Job

    Susan P. Joyce
    18 Aug 2014 | 7:49 pm
    When you start a new job, you have a “starting salary” — what you are paid at the start of your tenure in that position. The right starting salary is very important. Negotiating it can be challenging and a little scary, but the techniques and information in this article should help you understand your options. The […] The post Negotiating the Best Starting Salary for Your New Job by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • Why Are You Still Unemployed?

    Susan P. Joyce
    11 Aug 2014 | 12:04 pm
    You may have lost your job last week, last month, last year, or in 2009, but, if you are unemployed, you are part of a very large group of people. You are probably asked about your unemployment, and you probably ask yourself, too. As someone who has been on the recruiting side of the process, […] The post Why Are You Still Unemployed? by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • Gratitude in Your Job Search Helps

    Susan P. Joyce
    5 Aug 2014 | 5:08 pm
    The job search process today feels de-humanized. Resumes drop down the infamous “black hole.” Employers, receiving an average of 250 responses to every job posting, are over-whelmed  (or under-staffed or badly managed or clueless). Employers don’t respond to every job seeker – sometimes, not even to most job seekers. So, gratitude may not be part of your […] The post Gratitude in Your Job Search Helps by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
  • Chart a New Career Course with Information Interviews

    Susan P. Joyce
    28 Jul 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Speaking as someone who has made the bad old job to worse new job transition (a.k.a. “frying pan to fire”), changing employers or jobs is not easy or simple to accomplish, whether or not you are currently employed. But, there are smart ways to make the transition, and the foundation of “smart” is information. Learn, before […] The post Chart a New Career Course with Information Interviews by Susan P. Joyce appeared first on Work Coach Cafe.
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    jobsheet.org

  • Guide to avoid online job scams

    Admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:44 am
    There are millions of people who are or who had become victims of some or the other form of job scams. Many people are becoming more and more aware and conscious about these scams, fraudulent chain marketing systems and scandalous processes. Some of the publicly known and famous steps to be away from these fraudulent job scams are 1)    Check feedback on the internet There are a lot of online scams and fraud companies roaming around the internet. It becomes really difficult to spot a fake one, especially because they use and adapt so many different strategies to remain alive and continue…
  • Avoid Career Regrets with Smart Company Research

    Admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:57 am
    Many people engaged with the corporate work culture and who work on a salaried basis for their subsistence often find their professional lives entangled due to some silly and hasty decisions they commit in their lives. Certain decisions like joining a company without actually knowing about the company and the job designation , the office environment and the work profile later on leads to utter chaos and confusion in their corporate careers and professional lives. They wish to escape the clutches of the current office environment but they fall prey to it every single passing day. Only if they…
  • Stop Making The 3 Biggest Job Search Mistakes

    Admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 3:04 am
    Searching for a job can go utterly funny and ridiculous especially if there is no one to guide and we all happily become victims of information and also; to an extent; victims of misinformation explosion. May be it sound weird, but the realities just match what the aforesaid declaration just conveyed? Those candidates who are searching for a job fall into a cyclone of job portals, seemingly never ending ocean of confusions and become victims of depression, isolation and frustration in lives. A valid question arises in everyone’s mind. If there are thousands of job consultancies, HR…
  • Steps to Job Search Success for Fresh Graduates

    Admin
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:22 am
    Jobs don’t come easy today! Especially with the tough competition in today’s world to cut each other’s throat and pull each other’s legs to somehow manage to excel and gain that desired level of perfection in our materialistic lives! Call it the onslaught of globalization or the dearth of good employment facilities; job hunters all around the world are in a situation that resembles animal hunters who are searching for an animal that is on the verge of extinction. The only difference is that poaching in the corporate world is not illicit and also it is necessary for the working class…
  • How to become a Curators, Museum Technicians, and Conservators

    Admin
    8 Sep 2013 | 10:29 pm
    Curators mostly work in historical sites, museums, and similar venues; they check collection of historic items and artwork. And also conduct activities of public services for college, and institution.Conservators and museum technician’s work is to prepare, maintain, and restore documents and objects in exhibits and museum collection, they work with skeletal part,  and specimen such as fossils. Curators coordinate public and educational outreach programs like workshops, tours, lectures, and classes, and also work with the boards of institutions to administer polices and plans. Although some…
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    Sean Johnson @intentionally

  • 5 Product Lessons from Building a Startup Factory

    sean.johnson
    30 Jul 2014 | 9:13 am
    Last month my partners and I had our semi-annual strategy meeting. It was a chance to plan for the future and reflect on what we’ve accomplished, something we fail to do far too often. When we set out to build Digital Intent, our goal was to create a factory for startups – a company where founders could come and get the dev, UX and marketing expertise they needed to get to Series A. To help them systematically de-risk their idea, validate the pain, get the MVP built, iterate to product-market fit, and identify scalable channels for acquisition. During our conversation last month,…
  • Why I asked to be removed from the Techweek 100

    sean.johnson
    4 Jun 2014 | 1:13 pm
    Men, read #YesAllWomen. Ignore your defensiveness. Take a breath. Keep reading. Let it wake you up. Look for the log in your eye. — Sean Johnson (@intentionally) May 27, 2014 Yesterday I found out I had been named to the Techweek 100, an annual list of folks in Chicago who are making a difference in the tech community. I was flattered, to say the least – I’m easily the least talented person on that list, and many of them have been folks I’ve admired for years. It felt like validation for the last few years of work, trying to build our company into something I could be…
  • How to Become a Mentor

    sean.johnson
    27 May 2014 | 7:30 am
    I recently found out I was a finalist for Mentor of the Year for the Moxie Awards, a big Chicago tech event hosted by Built in Chicago. It’s an honor to say the least, having my name alongside the founders of companies like Jellyvision and Opentable. It also can serve as a case study for anyone looking to increase their influence in their respective communities or become a mentor themselves. Perhaps you think you’re too young, or that you haven’t accomplished enough in your life. Perhaps you fear that you’d say something stupid, and the person or people you’re talking to would…
  • The Power of Framework Thinking

    sean.johnson
    27 Mar 2014 | 10:46 am
    Companies hire consultants for two reasons. The first is their experience, gathered from solving a variety of difficult problems over time. The second is their point of view. The best consultants codify their experience into frameworks, designed to abstract experience into principles that can be broadly applied to a variety of situations. By operating within frameworks, they’re able to quickly navigate complex problems and arrive at novel solutions. It’s extremely difficult to replicate the first benefit. There is no shortcut for experience. But you can take advantage of their…
  • The Career Ladder Isn’t In The Office

    sean.johnson
    5 Mar 2014 | 8:50 am
    Too many people believe it’s their company’s job to carve out a career and professional development plan for them. It can be awesome when a company does this – it’s one of the big goals of our company this year. But it’s rare. It’s also not an excuse. Your inability to make progress is not a function of your company’s ability to train you. It’s your job to train yourself. What You Do At Night Matters I was lucky to have this drilled into my head when I was younger by my parents and mentors. I graduated with a marketing degree but wanted to…
 
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    Career Igniter

  • Don’t Make These Resume Formatting Mistakes

    admin
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    Formatting resumes seems to pose a challenge for a lot of candidates. It doesn’t particularly help that most word processors make it difficult to get your documents looking the way you want them. Still, though, there are some common pitfalls that are pretty easy to avoid once you’ve identified them. Here are some mistakes you […]
  • 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 […]
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    TheProfessionalWebsite - Personal Professional Website

  • Become More Self Aware and Knowledgeable Through Feedback

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    18 Aug 2014 | 6:26 am
    In developing an online personal brand, you must solicit feedback throughout your career. Much of an online personal brand is based on impressions, so it is up to you to understand them. It is a matter of not only accepting feedback as it comes naturally to you (like a performance review), but also building it into your normal routine – conversations, focus groups, emails, etc. Moreover, when you do get feedback, you should be prepared as a receiver to make the most out of it. You want to ask the right follow-up questions, for example. Optimize the experience by preparing yourself as the…
  • Where is Technology Taking Us?

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    11 Aug 2014 | 6:23 am
    For better or worse, technology is going to significantly transform our lives in the next decade. Pew Research Center conducted a survey, Digital Life in 2025: AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs, where they canvassed leading thinkers with open-ended questions about job displacement, education, and social policy due to new technology. Here are some of their insights. The education system is not well positioned to transform itself to help shape graduates who can ‘race against the machines’.  – Bryan Alexander, technology consultant One common argument made by the respondents is…
  • Who Gets the Recognition?

    TheProfessionalWebsite
    28 Jul 2014 | 6:36 am
    In Invisibles, David Zweig talks about brilliant professionals whose work goes unrecognized (“invisibles”); usually someone up the chain gets the glamour. Some examples in the book include (in parentheses who gets the credit): a structural engineer (an architect), perfumist (a celebrity whose name is on the bottle), a sound engineer (a rock band), and a cinematographer – (a director). There are of course many other examples. Zweig’s first trait of an Invisible is an ambivalence towards recognition. Revolving Door: Who gets the recognition? He goes into painstaking detail to explain…
  • 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…
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    Blog

  • How to Take Control of Procrastination Before It’s Too Late

    27 Aug 2014 | 1:59 am
    Sometimes, it seems easier to delay working on projects until the deadline is just around the corner. But this isn’t always an effective strategy if you want to be successful on your career path.  To combat procrastination, here are some tips that can help: Focus on the consequences. Delaying work makes it harder to be more productive during the week. You might end up missing a deadline, handing in poor quality work, or, letting someone down — without your even realizing it. Procrastination may affect your professional image and even your personal life. Weighing the consequences can…
  • Interview Question: What makes a good team leader?

    26 Aug 2014 | 12:25 am
    This is often asked by hiring managers to give them an idea how much of a team player you are, no matter what role is given to you. Do you have excellent leadership skills? Or are you more of a follower? Whatever your desired role may be, you must be able to answer this question professionally.   There are several characteristics that make up a strong leader. Your answer should have a positive impact to let your image shine.Here are some characteristics every good leader should have: Rational Decision-Making Abilities. This is often the most important characteristic that a team wants in…
  • How Not to Let A Period of Unemployment Ruin the Interview

    24 Aug 2014 | 8:42 am
    Have you been unemployed for the past couple of months? If so, what have you been doing? Whether you’re going to interviews or not, it is important to remember that the longer you’re out of work, the harder it is to get a job. Because of this, it is vital to make use of your free time and stay as marketable as possible.   The unemployment rate has actually decreased for the past year due to three main factors: Employers are hiring. Though the pace of hiring can still be improved, companies have work opportunities for those who need jobs. Baby boomers are retiring. This is good news…
  • Interview Questions: How do you plan to achieve your career goals?

    22 Aug 2014 | 8:38 pm
    Preparing for a job interview requires time and effort. Hearing this question during the interview should never be a surprise. Career goals are great, but preparation should not stop there. You must develop a plan for how to achieve your goals realistically. To help you put your plan into action, here are some tips you can consider: Work hard. Hard work pays off. So if your goal is to find a job, exert more effort in crafting the best cover letter. Go the extra mile in learning something about the company. As for your career goals, avoid losing momentum. If you slow down, it can be hard to…
  • 5 Easy Job Hunting Tips Every Job Hunter Should Know

    21 Aug 2014 | 12:33 am
    Searching for the right job takes hard work and patience. If you’ve been searching for a while, how do you best motivate yourself? Here’s how to handle the pressure of job hunting. Though job hunting can sometimes be fun, it certainly isn’t always. To help keep you sane during the process, here are five tips to consider: Don’t take it to heart. Before you start looking, you need to accept that the path you’re going to take is full of rejections. If you don’t hear back from an employer, or you have (and it wasn’t something you wanted to hear),move on. Don’t feel bitter or hurt…
 
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  • What Does A Computer Hardware Engineer Do?

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:31 am
    The physical components of a computer system are built by computer hardware engineers. They research, design, manufacture, test and install such parts as chips, servers, circuit boards, routers, keyboards and printers. They are at the forefront of new developments in [...]
  • Is A Degree In Journalism Right For Me?

    admin
    27 Aug 2014 | 5:35 am
    Believe it or not, a degree in journalism can open many opportunities for aspiring young professionals. While many educational institutions offered print journalism for the longest time, they are now offering various programs on Communication and Media studies that will [...]
  • What Does A Biomedical Equipment Technician Do?

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:46 pm
    Biomedical equipment technicians (BMETs) are also known as medical equipment repairers. As the job title suggests, BMETs repair different kinds of equipment used in healthcare facilities like hospitals and doctor’s clinics. Their repair skills encompass electronic, electromechanical and hydraulic equipment [...]
  • What Is The Difference Between A Teacher Aide And A Teacher Assistant?

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:17 am
    Teacher aides and teacher assistants both work in schools and are considered as paraprofessionals. The dictionary defines a paraprofessional as “a person to whom a particular aspect of a professional task is delegated but who is not licensed to practice [...]
  • What Does A Computer Teacher Do?

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    26 Aug 2014 | 7:32 am
    In the advances that are now being made in the world of computers and information technology, it’s very important for someone to impart this highly-specialized knowledge to the younger generation and everyone else interested in learning about it. This is [...]
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  • The Long-distance Job Search: Getting Past the Zip Code Filter

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    “I’m willing to move for a job but am afraid I’m being weeded out simply because my address isn’t local. What can I do to increase my chances of success?” Meredith from Orlando, FL It’s true. In today’s competitive job market, recruiters rely on technology, including filtering by zip code, to prioritize the résumés they receive. This makes it more difficult for people who are looking to relocate, or who simply need options outside of their current market, to successfully conduct a long-distance job search. The good news is that with some determination and hard work, it is…
  • Don’t Let Tech Issues Hinder Your Virtual Interview

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    “I’m moving to a new state next month and have been applying for jobs there in advance. One place invited me to do a virtual interview using my computer and webcam—this is a first for me. Any tips on how to make sure it goes well?” Sarah from Providence, RI Many companies are conducting virtual interviews to save on travel costs, reach a broader talent pool and even get a better feel for candidates than they would over the phone. In some ways, you should approach a virtual interview in the same way that you would approach an in-person interview—research the company and role, dress…
  • How to Overcome Being Overqualified

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:21 pm
    “I have a good educational background and strong work experience on my résumé, but higher-level jobs are too hard to come by in my field. I’m applying to positions that are a step down from my previous role as a last resort. I really just need a job. How do I handle the fact that I’m overqualified during the application and interview process?” Brendon from Denver, CO In today’s competitive job market, it can be tempting to apply for jobs beneath your pay grade. Before doing this, truly consider if the step down is something you want to do or something you feel like you have to…
  • Don’t Just Find a Hot Job—Find the Right Hot Job

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    “I’m going to be a senior in high school and am feeling a lot of pressure to decide what I want to do with my life. I don’t want to waste my time by picking a career field that has no jobs. How can I make a good decision?” Tami from Long Beach, CA While choosing a career in a growing and thriving field is certainly important, even more so is selecting a field that fits your interests, personality and aptitude. You don’t want to end up stuck in a field that makes you miserable. The good news is, as a high school student, you have plenty of time to figure out what you…
  • 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…
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  • 3 Job Search Strategies If You Have Limited Time

    Anna Runyan
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:45 am
    We all know that job searching can eat up a lot of time.  First, you have to find a job to apply to. Then, you have to complete those awful applications that make you include so much information that no one even cares about. I know firsthand that finding a career you love with a very busy schedule can work, you just have to use your time wisely and efficiently. Here’s 3 job search strategies to use if you are short on time: #1: Target Your Ideal Career Take out a piece of paper. Write down the name of 1-3 job titles that you would LOVE to have. Then, write down everyone you know that…
  • The Risks of Job Searching Without a Focused Plan

    Anna Runyan
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:00 am
    I am super excited to help a group of ambitious and motivated women figure out their passion and turn it into a career they love in the next 90 days.  I am overwhelmed by the response because SO MANY of you have already signed up for my 90-Day Love Your Career Formula!  We have received such a great response so far and have only a few more spots available. The early bird special (the $100 discount!) ends TONIGHT at midnight PST so if you haven’t jumped onboard yet, today is the day! Click here to learn more. Most people haven’t done the self-evaluation that is really required…
  • Grab Your Spot in My 90-Day Love Your Career Formula Program!

    Anna Runyan
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:59 am
    Did you know that there are over 92 million Americans that are not working right now. That’s a lot of competition. Do you know why your dream company would want to hire you instead of someone else? Recruiters know when someone is just applying to get any job to tie them over until they find a job that they are truly passionate about. Your dream company wants to hire you for one thing and one thing only, passion.  If you don’t have passion, you won’t get hired. It’s that simple. So how do you find out what career you are passionate about? I am super excited to help a…
  • Grab your pen and paper and join me tonight!

    Anna Runyan
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:00 am
    Today is the day! I am truly excited to teach you some of my newest strategies in my “Love Your Career Formula” live webinar. Here’s the one thing you need to know about today’s webinar: There are two kinds of people in this world. Those that show up and those that don’t. Make sure you show up because there are some major benefits you will receive if you show up. Don’t give up on your goals and stay committed. If you haven’t signed up yet, click here to grab one of the last remaining spots. To get you excited about what’s to come, here’s a…
  • Download Your “Love Your Career Formula” Webinar Workbook!

    Anna Runyan
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:30 am
    Hey! It’s Anna here with a reminder to download your online workbook for tomorrow’s webinar! I am super excited because over 200 women have already signed up for “How to Ditch Your Dead End Job and Find a Career You Love!”  I highly recommend printing out the workbook now and having it handy for tomorrow’s webinar so you can take lots of notes on all the job search strategies I will be sharing. So click here to download your webinar workbook now. If you haven’t already grabbed your spot for my live webinar, you still have time to register! Click here to…
 
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    Goodwill Industries International, Inc. » Career and Financial Advice

  • The Long-distance Job Search: Getting Past the Zip Code Filter

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:27 pm
    “I’m willing to move for a job but am afraid I’m being weeded out simply because my address isn’t local. What can I do to increase my chances of success?” Meredith from Orlando, FL It’s true. In today’s competitive job market, recruiters rely on technology, including filtering by zip code, to prioritize the résumés they receive. This makes it more difficult for people who are looking to relocate, or who simply need options outside of their current market, to successfully conduct a long-distance job search. The good news is that with some determination and hard work, it is…
  • Don’t Let Tech Issues Hinder Your Virtual Interview

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    13 Aug 2014 | 3:35 pm
    “I’m moving to a new state next month and have been applying for jobs there in advance. One place invited me to do a virtual interview using my computer and webcam—this is a first for me. Any tips on how to make sure it goes well?” Sarah from Providence, RI Many companies are conducting virtual interviews to save on travel costs, reach a broader talent pool and even get a better feel for candidates than they would over the phone. In some ways, you should approach a virtual interview in the same way that you would approach an in-person interview—research the company and role, dress…
  • How to Overcome Being Overqualified

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    6 Aug 2014 | 2:21 pm
    “I have a good educational background and strong work experience on my résumé, but higher-level jobs are too hard to come by in my field. I’m applying to positions that are a step down from my previous role as a last resort. I really just need a job. How do I handle the fact that I’m overqualified during the application and interview process?” Brendon from Denver, CO In today’s competitive job market, it can be tempting to apply for jobs beneath your pay grade. Before doing this, truly consider if the step down is something you want to do or something you feel like you have to…
  • Don’t Just Find a Hot Job—Find the Right Hot Job

    Debra Berkowitz McCraw
    30 Jul 2014 | 2:31 pm
    “I’m going to be a senior in high school and am feeling a lot of pressure to decide what I want to do with my life. I don’t want to waste my time by picking a career field that has no jobs. How can I make a good decision?” Tami from Long Beach, CA While choosing a career in a growing and thriving field is certainly important, even more so is selecting a field that fits your interests, personality and aptitude. You don’t want to end up stuck in a field that makes you miserable. The good news is, as a high school student, you have plenty of time to figure out what you…
  • 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…
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    JobisJob Blog

  • Tips and Advice: Controlling Body Language at Work

    María Aragón
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:13 am
    We say it all without saying a word. This sentence, although it oozes mass romanticism, contains scientifically proven truths. According to research by psychologist Albert Mehrabian on factors involved in persuasion, 55% of the effectiveness of speech lies in body language, followed, at some distance, by tone of voice (38%) and lastly, by the words used (7%).  […]The post Tips and Advice: Controlling Body Language at Work appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Employment Trends: Who’s Hiring and Where?

    Lynn
    19 Aug 2014 | 2:05 am
    Everything you ever wanted to know about the job market… We now have a new area on the JobisJob website: Employment Trends. This tool gives our users unique insights into job market trends and presents our website’s job statistics in graph form. In the UK, JobisJob carries more than 1,292,000 job advertisements. In London there […]The post Employment Trends: Who’s Hiring and Where? appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Career Opportunities across the World: The Global Job Market

    Lynn
    12 Aug 2014 | 2:53 am
    LinkedIn publishes data on employee mobility and has identified an interesting shift that has occurred in the global competition for talent.  As a rough estimate, I think that around half of the people in my circle of close friends are working in a different country to the one they were born in. Only in very […]The post Career Opportunities across the World: The Global Job Market appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Finding a Job with JobisJob (Video)

    Lynn
    7 Aug 2014 | 2:21 am
    These days the internet is usually the first port of call when job searching… That’s why we see it as our duty to provide a clear, graphic representation of job seeking on our website. Our video tutorial walks you through the job seeking process on JobisJob, even introducing you to awesome tools that make the […]The post Finding a Job with JobisJob (Video) appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
  • Hey, There’s an App for That!

    Jeannine
    4 Aug 2014 | 3:26 am
    Before 2002, E-mails were checked on our computers, and for some of us, this meant connecting via dialup. You know what I’m talking about, the all familiar sound that seemed to last hours, which I like to call, the soundtrack to my childhood. Today we don’t need our computers to check our E-mail, to put a […]The post Hey, There’s an App for That! appeared first on JobisJob Blog.
 
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    Resume Templates for Mac

  • Important Resume and Job Search Tips

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

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

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

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

    Ibro Palic
    9 Feb 2014 | 7:15 pm
    Resume Objective, Please Stop! Any HR recruiter will tell you that the section they are most likely to be annoyed with is the resume objective. Why are they still around? Here’s why you should cut out the objective statement for a resume and focus on more meaningful professional summary, instead: Resume objectives make a terrible read more The post Resume Objective, Please Stop! appeared first on Resume Templates for Mac.
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    JobCluster.com Blog

  • Fastest Ways to Growing Professionally in your career

    Florence Lewis
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:02 am
    Everybody wants to be successful in their lives, some want it faster than the others, and some make it sooner than the others. Nobody really wants to do a shoddy job. Growing professionally is an art, backed by science. If you know the right way, it is not so difficult. But it is very important that you go all the way, in the right way to make your career progression grow fast and fine. Here are ten top shot ways to rise and shine in your career- become an irreplaceable employee fast enough to make heads turn, and to make you feel happy and satisfied at having a flourishing career – 1. Be…
  • How do you Represent Yourself as a Web Designer

    Florence Lewis
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:13 am
    It can be hard out there for a freelance Web designer/developer. Finding consistent work with reasonable clients (who pay reasonably well), delivering work on time and up to expectations, keeping your skill set sharp and up-to-date — these are all daily concerns for freelance Web designers and developers. But following some key tips will make things easier. Source: TopWebDesignSchools.org JobCluster.com Blog provides latest career news, career advice, interview tips, job search tips and also human resource tips. Get Connected with JobCluster by just subscribing our newsletter. JobCluster…
  • Habits That Make People Exceptionally Happy

    Florence Lewis
    6 Aug 2014 | 8:57 pm
    These days we make to do things for everything, we put up post-its for everything we should be doing. Look around, there will be people who would even have post-its that say something like, “Drink Water”, “Smile”, “This too shall pass”, etc. But does inculcating such habits make us happy? Or do we just pretend to be happy? Are there really any habits that set the really exceptionally happy people from the other people? Yes, there are; take a look –    by  www.audio-luci-store.it  Cut the blame games So much of our time and energy goes in blaming other people for things that…
  • Ten Excuses Unproductive People Always Use

    Florence Lewis
    31 Jul 2014 | 11:31 pm
    Each organization has two kinds of employees – productive and unproductive. Productive employees are the apple of their bosses’ eyes, they are loved by everybody, except the other type of employees – the unproductive employees. Productive employees are everything that the unproductive employees want to be, without putting in any effort. Productive employees never give excuses, even when they have made a mistake or they have missed out on doing something. Unproductive employees have an excuse for everything – excuse for doing things as well as excuses for not doing things. In fact,…
  • Make Your Work Week More Exciting

    Florence Lewis
    28 Jul 2014 | 2:03 am
    How many of us live life from weekend to weekend? All through the week, we keep waiting for Friday, then we have all the fun we can on Saturday and relax it out on Sunday, and by the time it is Sunday night, we start waiting for the next weekend to come along. In the middle of all this, we grow to hate the weekdays, not just hate them, loathe them but we can’t ditch them because it is these weekdays that pay for all the weekend madness. But why can’t we just stop hating weekdays so much and enjoy them just like we enjoy our weekends? We can, if we want to, and who is to stop us? Done…
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    Work In Entertainment

  • This is the Dawning of the Age of Precarious

    Brian Clapp
    26 Aug 2014 | 7:24 pm
    A couple weeks ago, pop mastermind and satirist “Weird” Al Yankovic released his first No. 1 album – a full 30 years into his career of parodying disposable pop artists. To provide perspective: When his first album came out, Michael Jackson had just blasted into the pop spectrum as a solo act, Devo was still [...]
  • So You Want to Work at a Record Label? (Awesome, Here’s How)

    Brian Clapp
    24 Aug 2014 | 7:51 pm
    We’ve done a great deal of statistical analysis lately to better understand our audience and one thing has become abundantly clear – many of you want to work in the music industry. Honestly, who can blame you? The idea of discovering bands, publicizing your genre, marketing performers, managing huge concerts and events or getting to work [...]
  • Wondering How to Start a Music Career? Ashley Kyle Knows.

    Brian Clapp
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:57 pm
    Sometimes a true passion doesn’t present itself as a career path until later in life. We all suffer from an ingrained perception that a career is something stoic, impersonal and planned – while a passion is something you do solely on the weekends. Nothing could be further from the truth. For Ashley Kyle, Music Programming [...]
  • Combining a Love of Music and Writing to Launch a Career

    Brian Clapp
    17 Aug 2014 | 7:24 pm
    When the first question you ask an interview subject begins with a response that is frank and honest, you know you have the potential for something really great to come of it. My initial question to Taylor Ferber, writer/producer for VH1, was simple: “You completed an internship while in school with Viacom, parent company of [...]
  • Entertainment Jobs Q&A: The Wrong Way to Apply for Jobs

    Brian Clapp
    14 Aug 2014 | 9:49 pm
    Our Entertainment Jobs Q&A column is going video style again – this week we handle a question from Annabel who wants our opinion on a job application technique. Enjoy! WIE shotgun resume technique.MTS Video Transcript: “Entertainment Jobs Q&A: The Wrong Way to Apply for Jobs” Brian Clapp, WorkinEntertainment.com Director of Content: Our Entertainment Jobs Q&A [...]
 
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    Dialysis Technician Central

  • All About Renal Failure – Dialysis Technician Central

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

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

    Stephanie
    27 Jan 2014 | 5:50 am
    Moving to Different Positions After Being a Dialysis Technician?Once you get into the medical field your job prospects are endless. Aside from doctors, registered nurses and licensed practical nurses, most medial positions require a short time of education (a year or less). The more certifications you have the better off you will be as far as job opportunities. Once you become a licensed dialysis technician you should set your sights on other licenses and certifications. The more you have the more valuable you will be to your employer; especially if that employer is a hospital or large…
  • Traveling with Dialysis

    Stephanie
    23 Dec 2013 | 1:34 pm
    Even though you are on dialysis, you can travel safely to many places on earth, provided that you plan ahead.  What you need to plan for depends on what type of dialysis you do. Following are tips on traveling with dialysis.  Traveling with In-Center HemodialysisIf you are on in-center hemodialysis, you will need to locate a dialysis center in the locale to which you will be traveling.  See article Where Do I Get Dialysis Treatment.Note that dialysis centers are typically very busy.  You may need to make an appointment at the dialysis center at least two months in advance; even…
  • Dialysis Technician Equipment

    Stephanie
    30 Oct 2013 | 6:00 am
    The job of a dialysis technician is one of massive importance. They hold the lives of their patients in their hands because they are not only responsible for making them comfortable, monitoring them and putting them at ease. They are also responsible for operating certain equipment that helps the kidneys do their job properly so the patient can literally live to see another day. When you think of it this way, the job becomes more important than ever, doesn’t it? I am not telling you this to frighten you or to make you change your mind about your career path, but to drive home just how…
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  • Download IBPS RRB Clerk Exam Question Paper

    27 Aug 2014 | 5:08 am
    IBPS RRB admit cards are already out here. Many readers asked to upload previous papers. So today I am uploading IBPS RRB paper held on 27-28 September 2013. Download Here Right now I am providing, fully solved general awareness part only. Full length papers will be uploaded soon. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Simple and Compound Interest - Solutions to practice questions

    27 Aug 2014 | 4:19 am
    As all of you might know that I have started preparation series for IBPS PO exam here. Download detailed solutions here I will add more useful material in coming days. Free video course will be uploaded soon. Comment below with your queries. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2014 - Admit Card Download Now

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:34 am
    Link to download IBPS RRB Office Assistant 2014 exam is active now. You can download the admit card by entering your registration number and date of birth.Download Admit card here  In case of any trouble, comment below. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Marks for SSC CGL 2013 re-exam are out now. There is a technical problem in the website, captcha image is not showing in most of the browsers. I personally tried from all major browsers. This website is working fine in Mozilla Firefox.Check your score here Enter this code in the box when asked 8x8x8x Comment below in case of any trouble. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • General Awareness Quiz - 27 August

    26 Aug 2014 | 11:06 pm
    General awareness quiz for today :-Questions1. Name the states affected by Cyclone Phailin 2. Name the fastest batsman in the world, who scored 11000 runs in test matches 3. Total taxable services in 2012 were 119, whereas in 1994 were only 4. Bhartiya Mahila Bank (BMB) insurance scheme – BMB Sakhee is for rural and unorganised women with insurance cover 5. Current account deficit which is the gap between forex gained and forex spent in 2011-12 was 6. What is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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    Leadership in Managing Training and Learning Function

  • My Blog has moved out: Personal Resonance.com

    Raman K. Attri
    20 Aug 2014 | 8:27 am
    I have moved my Blog to http://www.personal-resonance.com. Please subscribe the new site. 
  • 10 Strategic Approaches Exhibited by Training Management Leaders that set them apart? PART II

    Raman K. Attri
    26 Dec 2013 | 7:30 am
      This is part II of the blog post I wrote earlier. Read Part-I of this post here: http://managingtraining.wordpress.com/2013/10/17/10-strategic-approaches-exhibited-by-training-management-leaders-that-set-them-apart-part-i/   Here are the remaining 5 traits of training management leaders which set them apart. Through extended research by conducting surveys and systematic analysis of profiles, CVs and career paths of several hundreds of leading training management leaders, several common patterns emerged.   6. Stays focused on integrating learning and knowledge management through training…
  • 10 Strategic Approaches Exhibited by Training Management Leaders that set them apart? PART I

    Raman K. Attri
    17 Oct 2013 | 9:38 am
    Are you a business-as-usual training or learning manager? Do you aspire to be a training management leader? I am sure some day you do. Then you need to read this.Have you ever wondered what set the leading and well known training management leaders apart from business-as-usual training management? I wondered several time and several questions like following continue intriguing me. What differentiates them from common training managers or learning management professionals? How they show leadership in managing large scale complex training operations? How they drive and thrive projects? How they…
  • 10-step guide for a New Training Manager

    Raman K. Attri
    15 Oct 2013 | 6:00 am
    10-Step Guide for Training  Manager TrainingForce blog has a nice blog on the 10 things a new training manager should do upon assuming his role. I am summarizing the 10 points specified in the original post.  Visit original site for the detailed information. http://trainingforce.com/the-new-training-manager-ten-things-to-do hecIdentify your personal weaknesses and limitations with regard to the diverse roles of the training manager. Be sure you clearly understand the training department’s charge from senior management. Visit each site, each department head and ask “What’s your take…
  • 2 Characterisitcs of Highly Successful Training Leaders: Synergizing Projects and Operations

    Raman K. Attri
    11 Oct 2013 | 11:17 pm
    (image is courtesy of anishmathaimathew.wordpress.com) You might already have been managing operations and projects in learning and training function. Have you noticed that training and learning management is actually successful management of operations and projects at the same time? The co-existence of the activities under these two characteristically different domains with equal intensity at same time has been making training and learning function a unique one. I was reading this blog at http://anishmathaimathew.wordpress.com and came across very interesting definition of Operation and…
 
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  • Phlebotomist Job Description

    Dipra Sen
    24 Aug 2014 | 12:16 am
    Phlebotomists refer to the medical lab technicians who are responsible to draw, collect and transport blood samples. Often these professionals are sought for drawing other body fluids or tissue samples for necessary laboratory test.Phlebotomists are working with patients in long term health care units, hospitals, laboratories, blood banks whilst drawing of blood from blood donation camps is also their duty. To deal with the phlebotomist job description effectively and successfully, the new generation phlebotomists are given comprehensive training based on newest healthcare techniques and…
  • LPN Job Description

    Dipra Sen
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:14 am
    Those who are looking for a responsible, worthy and fast-paced health care profession in medical facilities, the job of a licensed practical nurse can be an ideal choice for them. The LPN job description needs them to shoulder numbers of responsibilities to care for ill and injured patients. This is indeed, a rewarding experience in healthcare industry while the profession enables them to uplift their career as a Registered Nurse or go for specialized fields in due course of time.LPNs are also called as LVNs or licensed vocational nurse in many states of the US. Commonly, LPNs are providing…
  • Healthcare Administrator Job Description

    Dipra Sen
    19 Aug 2014 | 1:06 am
    A Health Care Administration is responsible to plan, coordinate, supervise and control a consistent, dependable and up-to-date delivery of health care services. Whereas a physician or doctor is accountable to provide best health care services to patients towards their wellness; a healthcare administrator should ensure that the health care provided comply with the advanced health care facilities and mechanisms, which is dependable and business-oriented for the facility.An administrator may be the in-charge to more than one units or departments. It is, on the other hand, in smaller settings a…
  • Dentist Job Description

    Dipra Sen
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:56 am
    Dentists are also recognized as dental surgeons, an oral care professional who remain responsible to provide different types of preventative as well as restorative oral healthcare procedures. Commonly, a dentist work together with a dental assistant to offer necessary care to patients to order to bring their oral health and hygiene back in order. Most dentists are attached with dental hospitals, long term health care units, community dental clinics, research centers while a good number of dental surgeons prefer to perform as private practitioners and dental consultants.Dentists identify,…
  • Data Analyst Job Description

    Dipra Sen
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:37 am
    Data analysts are new generation professionals responsible to collect data from multiple sources, analyze them and recommendations a corporate business house as to how certain business problems can be solved, increase sales or bring improvement in workmanship. They are expert in employing database management system, which can be updated or modified on regular basis.The database can involve literally any business subject including employee, marketing, production, distribution and so on. The data analyst job description is reasonably comprehensive and requires knowledgeable, skilled and…
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  • Essay Writing Service

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    25 Aug 2014 | 4:37 pm
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  • Insects help investigators solve crimes

    crimescene
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:29 am
    Tampa, Florida — They’re creepy. They’re slimy. But tiny bugs that may make your skin crawl, are making it easier in some cases to solve crimes. “When we arrived at scene, it was a wooded thick area,” says Jason Brando, a crime scene investigator with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. It was May 2010, Crime […]
  • State Police and WVU Give Students a Look at Crime Scene Investigations

    crimescene
    10 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    The West Virginia State Police took it’s mobile forensic center to the WVU campus for future crime scene investigators to check out. Middle school and high school students from all over went to the university to learn several different methods for crime scene investigating. The week long forensic camp led up to the big event […]
  • Virtual Autopsy: Inside the Skull of a Suicide Victim

    crimescene
    9 Aug 2014 | 6:23 pm
    Virtual Autopsy: Inside the Skull of a Suicide Victim By combining surface scans of the body with CT and MRI scans it is possible to work out what happened to a person without cutting them open. Plus: See inside the head of a man who died from a gunshot wound
  • Talk Forensics – Expert Witness Testimony

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  • How Not to Manage Your Frustration (Or, How I Screwed Up)

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

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

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

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 5:09 am
    Leadership development in many companies is like our educational system. It’s antiquated and ineffective yet no one wants to change the process. Many leaders and managers in organizations will tell you that leadership development is important but one has to wonder if they really know how important leadership develop is. In most companies, leadership development is attending a three-day seminar or conference, talking a week-long class or completing an executive degree program on your own. There is nothing wrong with any of these activities but leadership development doesn’t stop…
  • How To Get The “Buy-In” As A Leader

    admin
    21 Aug 2014 | 5:19 am
    Usually, I blog about leadership from a leader’s perspective or point of view. But I believe it’s important to see leadership from a follower or supporter’s viewpoint also. While everyone is a leader because we all have some sphere influence, many of us have a boss or supervisor. So today I want to discuss my and others experiences on being on sold on getting the “buy in” with the new boss or leader. Although it doesn’t necessarily matter if we personally like the boss or not, if the new supervisor gets our “buy in,” it certainly makes…
  • It’s Ok To Be Scared As A New Leader

    admin
    18 Aug 2014 | 8:07 am
    Is it ok to be scared as a first time leader? I ask this based on personal experience. I remember my first time I was chosen to be a leader, I felt totally out of my element. I felt like all eyes were on me. I had to have all the answers. I had to show everyone what to do and how? I don’t want to screw up because everyone would stop believing in me, I thought. As a first time leader, it can be lonely and stressful. You have expectations from your followers and your leaders and you’re not sure if you can meet everyone’s expectations. But I wonder if the great leaders felt…
  • Build Your Business With The Help Of The Cloud

    admin
    8 Aug 2014 | 5:40 am
    What are the advantages of Cloud based services to small business owners and new start-ups? The answer is provided from one recent survey which found almost 90% of small companies had found the Cloud saved them time and money, and 50% said it had helped them to expand. The crucial benefit that no business owner(s) should ever forget is that Cloud services enable them to compete with far larger companies using advanced applications and platforms at only a small fraction of the cost. How does it manage this? Scalability Cloud based service providers will offer customers very flexible contracts,…
  • Making the Most of Your Time at Offline Events

    admin
    6 Aug 2014 | 4:55 am
    PR events out in the “real world” can be exhilarating and terrifying. It’s the more “old school” way of doing things – actually going out and interacting with real, live human beings. It’s also nowhere near as controllable a situation as taking care of a strictly online campaign, considering you have to react to events as they happen. However, meeting people face to face is still an amazing way to build contacts and truly get to know your customers and fan base. Whether it’s running a booth at a conference, doing some charity work around the community, or hosting a party at…
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  • Career Success Story: Showing Initiative & Taking Ownership

    Amy Wolfgang
    15 Aug 2014 | 12:34 pm
    One of my clients wrote me about how a small change she made led to big results at her job. Here’s the background. In our coaching sessions, we often discussed the ways she was expected to go above and beyond at her job. She didn’t like being asked to do these extra things because she wasn’t paid for them. We covered a number of issues related to this but one idea we discussed was changing her perspective on the situation. Instead of ‘feeling forced’ to do something, what did it look like if she viewed it from a different perspective. She decided to look at it…
  • A Better Way to Communicate with Your Boss

    Amy Wolfgang
    29 Jul 2014 | 2:21 pm
    A colleague of mine sent me a blog post he wrote for me the other day about a situation he was in at work. I liked it and hope you do too. – Coach Wolfgang John is a relatively new employee and asks his manager if something that he put together is done correctly. His manager says it is not ready and begins explaining the broader purpose behind the changes that are needed. John: “I’m not getting this. Just tell me what to do.” John’s Manager’s thoughts: Did he just say that? This is very disheartening to hear from anyone at this company let alone John. Here I am, taking…
  • 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…
 
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  • The 50 Highest Paying Jobs in Computer Science

    Michelle Agner
    25 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    It’s common knowledge that a career in the computer science arena generally provides a strong salary. But did you know just how many possible jobs there are in computer science? Whether you’re considering a career change, or are beginning a technical career path, you’ll want to check out this list of The 50 Highest Paying Jobs… The post The 50 Highest Paying Jobs in Computer Science appeared first on Careertopia.
  • The Importance of Nonverbal Communication [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Michelle Agner
    21 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Choosing your words carefully can serve you well. And delivering your message to another person’s communication style is effort well spent. But how often do we think about the non-verbals we’re giving off? The Presentation Design folks at Ethos3 created the infographic below, outlining some valuable tips on nonverbal communication. . The post The Importance of Nonverbal Communication [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Careertopia.
  • Everyone Is Incompetent…Except MY Team

    Guest Post
    18 Aug 2014 | 12:30 am
    Have you ever worked within a culture where people think that everyone they work with directly is smart and capable, but that everyone else is incompetent? In my experience, I’ve found this most common in large projects or in companies that have a lot of business-to-business relationships or regulator interactions. On a related note, I live… The post Everyone Is Incompetent…Except MY Team appeared first on Careertopia.
  • 50 Ways To Get A Job

    Michelle Agner
    15 Aug 2014 | 2:00 am
    Sometimes we’re not happy at work, but we’re either feeling too negative – or too overwhelmed – to actually do anything productive about making a change. And when we get in that mode, we often lose the ability to see any of the potential positive actions we could take. Which is why the 50 Ways to… The post 50 Ways To Get A Job appeared first on Careertopia.
  • Top 10 Funny Resume Quotes [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Michelle Agner
    14 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    Have you ever hired anyone? Reviewed resumes for an open position? I still smile over the software developer who proclaimed on his CV that he was “born to code.” He got the job, and soon we learned that he wasn’t bragging after all. The team at Almagreta Resume Templates has collected and illustrated other funny statements from resumes they’ve… The post Top 10 Funny Resume Quotes [INFOGRAPHIC] appeared first on Careertopia.
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  • 5 Reasons You Should Use LinkedIn

    Biron
    20 Aug 2014 | 5:22 pm
    Yes, it’s this easy… If you’re not using LinkedIn, here are 5 things you’re missing out on. If you already use LinkedIn, make sure you’re taking advantage of all these opportunities! Top 5 reasons to use LinkedIn: (In no particular order) 1. Recruiters use LinkedIn. Maybe I’m biased as a recruiter but it can’t hurt to receive an email about opportunities and have a chance to connect with recruiters that have access to the hidden job market. If you’re not interested in the opportunity, that’s fine. But hearing about things can’t hurt,…
  • 4 Ways to Handle Gaps in Employment During Your Job Search

    Biron
    16 Aug 2014 | 7:46 am
    This article is inspired by an email I received from a reader. I cut the personal details out. Here’s the main idea: ‘I live in MD but want to relocate to FL where my fiancee has a job offerI have an unemployment gap of nearly 9 months and I feel I have more things working against me at this point I’m unsure how to tailor my resume for relocation and the proper way to explain my gap.’ The relocation question is answered in this article, which provides a useful strategy for anyone setting up their resume to apply for jobs out of state. Now let’s talk about…
  • Bored at Work? Try These 5 Ideas

    Biron
    13 Aug 2014 | 6:33 pm
    In a perfect world, we’d all just go home when our work is complete for the day. It’s a shame that many people have to stay until 5PM regardless of what they’ve accomplished that day. But I’m not here to preach. You want practical advice. Keep reading… Here are 5 things that you can do to be semi-productive (and entertained) during downtime or whenever you’re bored at work, especially at the end of the day:   1. Stay current on industry news. What do most people do when they’re bored at work? Browse the web. Now you can do it productively……
  • Why Does Time Go Faster As You Age?

    Biron
    2 Aug 2014 | 1:29 pm
    Have you ever noticed that time seems to move faster as you get older? You’re about to find out why. Each summer probably felt like an eternity to you as a child. But if you are currently working as an adult, it’s likely that you’ve experienced each season or each year going by faster and faster. Let’s take a look at the two factors that cause time to move faster as we grow older. The  first factor cannot be changed, but the second one can. Reason #1 That Time Speeds Up With Age: Each new year is a smaller fraction of your overall life. Time seems to move faster as…
  • Job Searching While Employed- 5 Tips

    Biron
    28 Jul 2014 | 10:31 am
    Job searching while you’re currently employed can be a great career move if you’ve hit a glass ceiling in your current company, or if you simply think you’re ready for a new challenge or new environment. In a previous article, I wrote about why the best time to look for a job is when you already have one. In short, you’ll gain more leverage and you’ll be able to choose the perfect fitting position since you won’t be desperate at all. For these reasons, searching for a job while you’re employed is highly recommended. That doesn’t mean it’s…
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  • What not to say on a resume

    admin
    20 Aug 2014 | 3:30 am
    By Julia Richardson – honesty isn’t always the best policy. This fact is hard to comprehend, especially since the idea has been drilled into most of us from birth. There is gray area and many of us encounter it daily. Although we wouldn’t consider these “white” lies to be devious, they serve a purpose – some beneficial to us, some beneficial to others. While you should avoid fibbing outright on your resume and when speaking with a recruiter about a job position, there are a few things that you should omit. Your previous boss was so terrible and made the work…
  • Three Office Etiquette Tips You Need to Consider

    admin
    29 Jul 2014 | 3:30 am
    By Julia Richardson – In order to be successful in an office setting, there is an unwritten code for employees to follow in terms of their workplace etiquette if they wish to be successful. Proper workplace etiquette is the norm for office behavior that is acceptable all over the world. Obviously good etiquette in the workplace includes having good manners and being courteous to others and also includes using the office technology in an appropriate manner. Below are three tips for having good etiquette in the workplace. Dressing appropriately for work. If your workplace has a dress code…
  • The importance of perspective in work

    admin
    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

    admin
    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…
 
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  • Preparing for Your Interview: How to Research the Company

    Mark Gould
    27 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
      Preparing for Your Interview: How to Research the Company You know how important it is to research the company before your interview.  Maybe you have even been caught off guard during an interview because you were not able to answer a company-specific question.  There is so much information available today through the internet.  How… The post Preparing for Your Interview: How to Research the Company appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • Interview Follow-Up:The Thank You Note

    Mark Gould
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:59 pm
    Interview Follow-Up:The Thank You Note It is disappointing that the thank you note has become so rare. Yet, if you research job search tips, interview tips and the like, you will most likely find recommendations to follow-up with a thank you note of some kind. But, in practice, most people do not send one. Why… The post Interview Follow-Up:The Thank You Note appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • Passive Candidates: Most Important Factors to Switch Jobs

    Mark Gould
    11 Aug 2014 | 9:32 am
    Passive Candidates: Most Important Factors to Switch Jobs passive candidate A passive candidate is someone who is not looking for a job, but would be open to taking one if the right opportunity came along. There are many statistics available, but one thing is for certain.  There are many more information technology and engineering jobs than talent… The post Passive Candidates: Most Important Factors to Switch Jobs appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • Realistic Time Management Tools

    Mark Gould
    6 Aug 2014 | 7:09 am
    Realistic Time Management Tools You most likely have read countless articles with suggestions for improving your time management skills. How many have you tried? How many do you use? How many have actually worked? How many have you stuck with? Be realistic.Identify just a few changes that are practical and that can really improve your… The post Realistic Time Management Tools appeared first on The Vesume Group.
  • The Elusive Purple Squirrel

    Mark Gould
    30 Jul 2014 | 7:02 am
    Purple squirrel It is a term used by employment recruiters  to describe a job candidate with precisely the right education, experience, and qualifications that perfectly fits a job’s multifaceted requirements. In theory, this prized “purple squirrel” could immediately handle all the expansive variety of responsibilities of a job description with no training and would allow businesses to function… The post The Elusive Purple Squirrel appeared first on The Vesume Group.
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  • U.S. and U.K.: Why Local Government Isn’t Working

    Oscar Pearson
    17 Aug 2014 | 1:07 pm
    Giving ‘power to the people’ has a popular ring to it. But what power, and to which people? That question demands a clear but detailed answer in order to achieve effective and efficient local government: as a Councillor in Devon, England, I’ve been fortunate enough to experience, first-hand, the operations of our local elected representatives for ... Read More » The post U.S. and U.K.: Why Local Government Isn’t Working appeared first on Careers in Government.
  • From Active Military Duty To Active Employee

    Gonzalo Duran
    17 Aug 2014 | 12:29 pm
    The experience embedded into you by the military – order and discipline, once key to a successful mission, can now also hurt you. Yes sir, no sir, and parade rest are commands hard to be abandoned by a seasoned member of the Armed Forces. That mindset unfortunately puts one at a disadvantage because it might ... Read More » The post From Active Military Duty To Active Employee appeared first on Careers in Government.
  • 4 Essentials For Any Interview

    Warren White
    16 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    Scenario #1: The person you were originally scheduled to meet with is stuck in traffic, and now you’re meeting with one of the managers on her team—and he doesn’t have a copy of your resume. Scenario #2: The hiring manager unexpectedly asks 3 members of his team to sit in. Scenario #3: Your first interview goes so ... Read More » The post 4 Essentials For Any Interview appeared first on Careers in Government.
  • Managing Your Federal Job Search Campaign

    Karol Taylor
    16 Aug 2014 | 10:11 am
    Can you think of ways you might conduct a campaign – any kind of campaign?  Three styles immediately come to mind: political, advertising, and fundraising.  Your federal job search can be understood this way:  In a political campaign, someone is selected based on written and verbal advertising that promotes his skills.  If selected, he gets ... Read More » The post Managing Your Federal Job Search Campaign appeared first on Careers in Government.
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  • HPCL Recruitment 2014 Online Application form

    Eswararao Mettu
    27 Aug 2014 | 3:03 am
    HPCL Recruitment 2014 Online Application formHindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) invites online applications from Indian Nationals to the recruits of Manager, Industrial Engineer, Safety Officer, Chartered Accountant etc posts. Eligible candidates are apply from 12th August 2014 to 16th September 2014. More details regarding to eligibility criteria mentioned below.Read more »
  • SAIL Recruitment 2014 Apply www.sail.co.in

    Eswararao Mettu
    27 Aug 2014 | 2:41 am
    SAIL Recruitment 2014 Apply www.sail.co.inSteel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) is looking for professionals who have required technical qualifications, for filling of General Manager posts through online mode www.sail.co.in before 21st Sept 2014. More details of SAIL eligibility criteria, age limit, pay scale etc given below.Read more »
  • GAIL Ltd Recruitment 2014 Non-Executive Posts www.gail.nic.in

    Eswararao Mettu
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:47 pm
    GAIL Ltd Recruitment 2014 Non-Executive Posts www.gail.nic.inGas Authority of India Limited is shortly know as GAIL, is leading public sector enterprise company. GAIL is looking for eligible persons to the recruitment of Foreman posts in Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation, Telecom etc disciplines. more details are given below.Read more »
  • Intelligence Bureau Recruitment 2014 Apply Intelligence Officers Posts

    Eswararao Mettu
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:00 am
    Intelligence Bureau Recruitment 2014 Apply Intelligence Officers- incometaxindia.gov.inGovernment of India, Ministry of Finance, Central Economic Intelligence Bureau invites application to fill up of Intelligence Officer the eligible Officers on deputation on short term basis. Eligible candidates are apply before closing date.Read more »
  • TNPSC Recruitment 2014 Apply Assistant Works Manager Posts

    Eswararao Mettu
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:54 pm
    TNPSC Recruitment 2014 Apply Assistant Works Manager PostsTamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC) has uploaded latest advertisement on its official portal www.tnpsc.gov.in to filling of Assistant Works Manager vacancies. Candidates who are seeking govt jobs, they can apply for Assistant works manager post before closing date i.e 21st Sept 2014. More details are given below.Read more »
 
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  • DSSSB Exam Admit card 2014 Download on www.delhi.gov.in

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:14 pm
    DSSSB Exam Admit card 2014 for Various Post,Candidates can now Download hall ticket for recruitment of Assistant Nursery Teacher, Librarian, Fire operator written examination. Delhi Subordinate Service Selection Board is planning to enclose DSSSB Fire Operator Admit Card 2014 soon on its official website  and the board have received application for recruitment notification to select candidates for various position as Assistant Nursery Teacher, Librarian, Fire Operator and for the same intent examination is to be conducted on 31st August 2014 at various test centers and all the applied…
  • Assam TET 2014 Notification Download on www.tetassam.com

    admin
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:32 am
    Assam government, Department of Education (Elementary) dispatched Notification for  Assam State Teachers Eligibility Test 2014  to recruit  positions of Teacher (Lower Primary) for the year 2014-2015. The submission of application is done online on or before date  10-9-2014. Applicants who wants to apply for the above specified posts they meet the educational qualifications according to posts wise given in below,where as selection process is going to conduct performance and oral test. Additional information regarding Assam Teacher Eligibility Test Recruitment 2014 like pay…
  • HSTSB recruitment 2014 for 54 Hindi Lecturer (School Cadre) posts on www.hstsb.gov.in

    Pavan Varma
    25 Aug 2014 | 9:35 pm
    Haryana School Teachers Selection Board has issued employment notification for recruiting of  Hindi Lecturer (School Cadre) jobs in various categories . There are fifty five vacancy posts are available on recruitment 2014 for Hindi Lecturer (School Cadre) posts in the circle of panchkula Haryana School Teachers Selection Board was published latest advertisement for the year 2014, to recruit  positions of Hindi Lecturer (School Cadre)  on contract basis for the academic year 2014. Aspirants who ensured eligibility criteria as per the notification are  willing to apply Hindi…
  • PDIL Recruitment 2014 for 48 Engineer & Manager Posts Apply on www.pdilin.com

    Pavan Varma
    24 Aug 2014 | 10:08 pm
    Project & Development India Limited has released latest recruitment notification  for recruiting of  Engineer, manager jobs in the location of Uttar pradesh state. There are forty eight vacancy posts are available, these posts are Available on contract basis. The submission of application is done  online and opened till 10-9-2014 and The organisation is going to conduct written examination for selection process. Applicants who meet  eligibility criteria  can now apply online for Engineer, Manager through  official website, find the direct link available below. Further information…
  • TNPSC Recruitment 2014 for Assistant Manager posts Apply on www.tnpsc.gov.in

    Pavan Varma
    23 Aug 2014 | 4:05 am
    Tamil Nadu Public Service commission has issued employment notification  for recruiting of  Assistant works manager jobs in Government Press, Tamil Arasu Press. total nine vacancy posts are available on contractual basis . The submission of application is done  online on or before date  21-9-2014. Applicants who wants to apply for the above specified posts they meet the educational qualifications according to posts wise given in below . The organisation is going to conduct performance and oral test for selection process .Additional information regarding Tamil Nadu Public Service…
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  • Top design companies in India to work for Part II

    Vinayak Panse
    26 Aug 2014 | 9:30 pm
    Top design companies in India to work for Part II In my yesterdays post  I had mentionedabout the 12 different areas in Design.  Here is a recap of the 12 areas, they are - Architecture Companies Broadcast Design Companies Communication Design Companies Engineering Design Companies Game Design Companies Graphic Design Companies Industrial Design Companies Interaction Design Companies Interior Design Companies Logo & Branding Design Consultancies Package Design Companies Web Design Companies Today we will look at some more areas Broadcast Design Companies A broadcast designer is a…
  • Top design companies in India to work for

    Vinayak Panse
    26 Aug 2014 | 12:18 am
    Working in the Creative Industries is appealing so many young and talented people. Would you like to know more about what are the different designs Industries look like? Find out more about the different designs Industries and companies in India to work for. Top design companies in India to work for Part I Broadly speaking we can categories these companies in 12 different areas.  Do take a note that I have categorized them alphabetically and not the best area or most in demand area to work for. They are as under - Architecture Companies Broadcast Design Companies Communication Design…
  • Why Women Should Have Career Mentors

    Vinayak Panse
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:36 pm
    Why Women Should Have Career Mentors?  Before that we will have a look at Who is Mentor and what do Mentors do?  No matter what we do in life, there are many times we need some help and support from someone we respect. A mentor is someone who provides help and advice to a less experienced person. Mentors can be male and female, older and younger. Mentors have real world experience; they can provide you with useful knowledge and insights.   Here is a nice article from forbes.com which I would like to share for all Career-minded women. You can learn from their vast experience: I once…
  • Tips for women climbing the corporate ladder

    Vinayak Panse
    24 Aug 2014 | 11:17 pm
    Though many areas still retain outdated perceptions of female seniors and colleagues, women have made inroads into just about every industry. The rules however are sometimes a little different for women than for men in the workplace and require the right support, determination and ambition to achieve their goals. Here are some Tips for women climbing the corporate ladder Change within self An important step for women is change within self before changing your environment. Though not openly showing it, many women fall into the traditional male / female roles in the workplace, where the male is…
  • Tuition fee hike at Oxford and Cambridge

    Vinayak Panse
    22 Aug 2014 | 11:26 pm
    Every student across the world has a dream! If I get a chance I will study at either Oxford or Cambridge University. These two institutions with their unquestionable reputation has created special place in the world of education. This dream might be only a dream for some student and not a reality. Reason being - Tuition fee hike at Oxford and Cambridge. With the latest decision learning at Oxford and Cambridge education will become costlier. Oxford, Cambridge universities set for major student fee hike. Britain’s Oxford and Cambridge universities are set to significantly hike their…
 
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  • 10 Best Jobs Without a Degree or Experience

    Thomas Greig
    31 Jul 2014 | 9:00 pm
    Going to college is a great path to follow, however it can also be very expensive  which means that not everyone will have this opportunity.   Securing a job without a college degree can be a very difficult task, however there can be many job opportunities available to you for a great long-term career even […] The post 10 Best Jobs Without a Degree or Experience appeared first on 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.
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  • Paralegal Job Description

    Jens Gadegaard Andersen
    26 Aug 2014 | 3:33 pm
    So you want to join the legal world – but not ready to become a lawyer? Then a position as a paralegal might be the job for you. Paralegal is also called a legal assistant. Please read along to know more about the job as a paralegal. We have also added a video that outlines the paralegal job description. What will I be doing as a paralegal? As a paralegal you will be doing a lot of legal work, which can both be in the private and the public sectors. It’s important to know that a paralegal is not the same as a lawyer. But a paralegal often assists the lawyers in their work and…
  • How to Break Bad Habits – In 7 Simple Steps

    Jens Gadegaard Andersen
    1 Mar 2014 | 7:26 am
    “Your net worth to the world is usually determined by what remains after your bad habits are subtracted from your good ones.” - Benjamin Franklin I think good old Benjamin is quite right – bad habits will harm your life and career. Bad habits will affect you in two ways: Damage your reputation – both professional and private Limit what you´re capable of doing and your opportunities You are probably already aware of som of your bad habits. It could be anything from spending too much time on Facebook or always turning up  late for meetings. This behavior will impact the way…
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  • 8 Best Tips To Dress For An Interview

    Vinay Sharma
    26 Aug 2014 | 10:55 pm
    Appearance is the first thing you communicate to others. Your dressing and grooming send out influential messages to a prospective employer. Before you say a single word to the interviewer, he/she notices how you dress and draw conclusions about you consequently. Suitable dress is one of the most significant factors in your job search. Your outfit creates an impression that can supplement your qualifications and give you an extra advantage over a field of other skilled and competent individuals. Read: Ultimate Job Search Engines of India Read: How Social Media Helps You in Your Job Search?
  • The ‘What is Your Dream Job?’ Trap

    Vinay Sharma
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:28 pm
    When you were a child, “ what is your dream job ? ” might have been an easy question to answer: doctor, actor, cricketer, engineer, astronaut and many more. But nowadays, it is a question that is asked in an interview, which you could find difficult to answer. Read: Job Interview Tips Your dream job might still be the same one as when thought for yourself for long-term, but if it is not related with the job you are applying for, it is probably best not to mention that. Interviewers ask this question to get a sense of who you are as a person, and whether you are truly a good fit for this…
  • 9 Proven Ways to Strengthen Work Relationship with Your Boss

    Vinay Sharma
    25 Aug 2014 | 10:24 pm
    Your relationship with your boss at work is a key driver of how well you perform at work and how happy you are in your job. Your work relationship with your boss can be a source of growth prospects if developed properly or a career obstacle if not nurtured properly. Maintaining a good work relationship with your boss can make all the difference in the type and quality of projects and assignments that get sent your way, in your career progression, in your relationship with others in the firm and in your overall status in the organization even after you leave the company. So let’s have a look…
  • Top 5 Questions to Ask the Interviewer

    Vinay Sharma
    25 Aug 2014 | 6:28 pm
    As you know, in an interview you have to answer a list of questions asked by the interviewer, and you have to be prepared for that. But, keep in mind that interviewers are not the only ones who can ask the questions. The job candidates also have an opportunity to ask questions, but, at the end of the interview. You can ask questions related to the company, its employees, and of course, about your boss/supervisor. By asking thought-provoking questions, you can get valuable information and also you will be able to stand out from the crowd of other interviewees. Read: Job Interview Tips But…
  • How Adjusting To A New Job Can Help You Predict The Future..

    Vinay Sharma
    23 Aug 2014 | 10:24 pm
    All of us know that every workplace has its own work culture. No matter how eager and happy you may be about landing a new job, making a new start in a brand new workplace can be unnerving for the best of us. You might be energized about the challenges of your new job, even confident of meeting them head-on, but you may also be feeling tensed about adjusting to a new job. Here, I have mentioned some guidelines that will help you adjust to a new job: Expect Some Challenges During your first few days of your job, you are going to get a variety of new information. It could be a tough task for…
 
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  • What’s Your Biggest Challenge?

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

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    8 Aug 2014 | 12:30 pm
    New ideas are constantly being developed across every area of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, from innovative mobile applications and distinctive menus to creative hotel room design and imaginative tour itineraries. What this means for professionals on the inside of the industry, is that they have the challenge of ensuring that their tourism and... [Continue Reading]Understanding Travel, Tourism and Hospitality was first posted on August 8, 2014 at 3:30 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • How to Get a Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Job Without Experience

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    29 Jul 2014 | 6:31 pm
    The travel, tourism and hospitality industry has remained to be one of the top industries that is recession resistant and is the only industry that has continued to add jobs to the global economy on a consistent basis. Therefore, it’s no surprise that many people who want to combine their love of travel with making a... [Continue Reading]How to Get a Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Job Without Experience was first posted on July 29, 2014 at 9:31 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • How to Get and Keep the Attention of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Professionals

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    17 Jun 2014 | 8:39 pm
    In Part 2 of how to break into the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, we talked about where the best places are that you need to be in order for you to meet and connect with professionals in the travel, tourism and hospitality industry and how to separate yourself from other job seekers. Now let’s... [Continue Reading]How to Get and Keep the Attention of Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Professionals was first posted on June 17, 2014 at 11:39 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
  • Best Places to Connect with Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Professionals

    Kimberly Ramsawak
    3 Jun 2014 | 6:41 pm
    In Part 1 of how to break into the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, we talked about the two-part framework on how to really connect versus just network with successful people in the industry, using the Tree Trunk Effect and the Give, Give, Give Ask Model. Now let’s talk about where the best places are... [Continue Reading]Best Places to Connect with Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Professionals was first posted on June 3, 2014 at 9:41 pm.©2013 "TourismExposed".
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  • Career change success: How to improve the odds

    Curt
    26 Aug 2014 | 1:32 pm
    Are you making a career change harder or more out of reach than it needs to be? Are you sabotaging your potential for career change success, or your willingness to even try? Since 2001 in my Passion Catalyst work, I have had a front row seat on people’s career changes. And one of the biggest things I have seen get in people’s way is the notion that career changes need to happen quickly, with the flip of a switch. Why does that get in the way? Well, note least because it’s often unrealistic. A more accurate view is that career change typically – though not always…
  • How to visually reinforce your growth and success

    Curt
    19 Aug 2014 | 12:21 pm
    A few years ago I had the good fortune to interview Howard Behar (former President at Starbuck’s) at his home office. Hanging on his wall were several framed quotes. He kept the quotes there to reinforce their importance and to give him a reminder of the insights they contained as he went about his work. Framed quotes on his wall had played an important role in his career for decades. That idea stuck in my head. I liked the idea of framing them, rather than just taping quotes to the wall. It made them more aesthetically pleasing and gave them more substance. Along the way, it…
  • Ask-0-Rama: Expand what’s possible, guaranteed!

    Curt
    17 Aug 2014 | 10:01 am
    Want a guaranteed way to blow the doors wide open on what’s possible in your life? Put this one simple word into play on a consistent basis: Ask. It seems like a no-brainer, doesn’t it? If you want something, asking opens the door to the possibility of getting it. Not asking…well, not so much. And yet for many (most?) of us, asking is precisely what we don’t do. The Ask-o-Rama Much to my chagrin, that includes me. I’m naturally inclined to reach out and offer help. But historically I have pretty much sucked at asking. Whether that has been asking for help or…
  • 19 questions to find more meaning in your work

    Curt
    29 Jul 2014 | 9:00 am
    In this series on making work meaningful, I have explored many facets of how to create a greater sense of meaning in your work. I wrote a lot of words in the process, but in a way it all boils down to three simple words you can use as your guide: Find the meaning. Yep. That’s it. Any given workday is packed with opportunities to find the meaning. Sometimes it will be glaringly obvious, like the positive impact your work is having. Other times you’ll need to do a little excavating, finding the diamonds in the midst of the muck. Meaning excavation questions The mighty question…
  • Make work meaningful by aligning what you do with who you are

    Curt
    28 Jul 2014 | 11:11 am
    Think back to a time when you felt in the groove, a time when whatever you were doing opened the door to a state of flow where you naturally immerse yourself and feel energized. Now put that in the context of the definition of meaningful work we’re using in this series on how to make work more meaningful: Meaningful work = Work that matters (and you decide what matters!) Do you think work that lets you flow in that groove might feel like it matters? (Hint: I’m thinkin’ yes.) In this post, we’re going to take a closer look at how do that. How to align what you do with…
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  • The Mobile Network That’s Making You Pay For Good Customer Service

    Dan
    22 Aug 2014 | 4:06 am
    A decent level of customer service should be part and parcel of a company. But one mobile network in the UK is shaking this system up in a controversial way.The post The Mobile Network That’s Making You Pay For Good Customer Service appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Could Karbonn’s £26 Handset Be The Dark Horse Of The Phone Market?

    Dan
    12 Aug 2014 | 1:00 am
    There is a fierce new competitor in the low-end game that threatens to shake up the market even more: the Karbonn A50S.The post Could Karbonn’s £26 Handset Be The Dark Horse Of The Phone Market? appeared first on Number Direct.
  • Is Motorola’s Phone Protection Tattoo The Worst Tech Idea This Year?

    Dan
    5 Aug 2014 | 7:33 am
    As we rely on our smartphones more and more, there is a greater need to protecting your device. But Motorola's solution might be the worst tech idea of 2014.The post Is Motorola’s Phone Protection Tattoo The Worst Tech Idea This Year? appeared first on Number Direct.
  • 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.
 
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  • It’s summertime! Are you frozen in a career?

    george
    30 Jul 2014 | 11:54 am
    We can find that out quickly! This is not about how long you have been in your current job, or even how long you have worked at your current company. When you are promoted, your job title may change, but your profession probably does not. When you find a new employer, many things may change, but you may be in the same profession. Try this quiz Get Started! Your Score:   Your Ranking:   Whether or not you are currently “frozen” in a career, there is good news: Many professions may meet your needs. A person is likely to change jobs 10 to 15 times, with an average of 11 job…
  • Do’s and Don’ts for Career Transition

    george
    15 Jul 2014 | 3:14 pm
    Take a good look early in the transition The path to a new job can be exciting. In fact, as you start down the road, it can be scary. The difference between happy excitement and dizzying fear has a lot to do with how well you’ve prepared for the transition. Before we look at the suggestions, let’s check your perspective on career transition. 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…
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  • Elite Business Tech Hybrid Growth Marketing Manager wanted to dominate universe at Knewton

    David Marini
    26 Aug 2014 | 6:42 am
    Knewton is looking under every rock to find the best Growth Marketing Manager for employment at its headquarters near Union Square in New York. Knewton was recognized as one of the top 25 best places to work by Crain’s New York Business. Staff love the free dinner every weeknight in the office, all-day snacks, full bar, and let’s not forget the free monthly MetroCards/PATH cards. FREE metrocards! How can you beat that? Apply Here Knewton was founded in 2008 and has offices in New York City and London; raising over $100M to date from investors such as Accel, Atomico, Bessemer, FirstMark…
  • Are you agile enough to be the Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer for CityGrid Media?

    David Marini
    25 Aug 2014 | 7:08 am
    CityGrid Media is looking for a smoking gun Senior Ruby on Rails Engineer to join their team in West Hollywood. CityGrid is the largest content and ad network for local, aggregating more than 800K paying advertisers and enhanced listings and content for 18M merchants to help them grow their businesses while reaching more than 140M unique users across 250 web and mobile sites. The Senior Ruby on Rail Engineer will be an important part of the InsiderPages team as well as building out their new site. With a strong belief in agile software development, ideal candidates will participate in daily…
  • NBC wants Ravenous TV Advertising Sales Account Executive in New York

    James Todd
    21 Aug 2014 | 7:14 am
    Are you ready to close big deals for one of the largest media companies in the world? NBC Universal wants an Advertising Sales Account Executive with over 5 years’ experience selling cable or broadcast advertising.  You will be working with a highly driven and motivated team to support the sales operations of NBC Universal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. As an Account Executive Advertising Sales at NBC Universal (NBCU), you will be responsible for developing, generating and maintaining new and existing business for assigned network(s). The successful…
  • Time Inc. Wants Highly Caffeinated Manager Native Advertising Solutions

    James Todd
    20 Aug 2014 | 7:26 am
    If you are an expert in Native Advertising and Social Advertising than Time Inc. wants to you to consider becoming a Manager of Native and Social ad solutions. Native Advertising is the hottest area of online advertising and Time Inc. has lots of publications that need your help.  Success in Native Advertising is like finding a buried treasure. It’s not a question of if it exists but rater where it’s located. Take a Social Media Manager, a Native Advertising professional and mix in some strong Ad Ops experience and you’ll have the Manager of Native and Social Ad Solutions role at Time…
  • NY’s Tremor Video goes on an appointments spree

    Cheryl Ross
    19 Aug 2014 | 7:27 am
    Things are moving fast at Tremor Video: it’s made a flurry of new appointments and launched a new campaign on video viewability standards. Hiring spree Product managers with an interest in ad tech may recall that we last visited Tremor Video here in April, when it launched a new automated cross-screen optimization service for agencies wanting the best ROI on their video ads. This week, the video ad tech startup has been extending its reach with some important new appointments and a pro-bono educational campaign aimed at enlightening the ad industry on the Media Rating Council’s new video…
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  • The self-made entrepreneurs WITHOUT a degree

    Editor
    14 Aug 2014 | 7:49 am
    We don’t have enough of them anymore – those success stories from people who simply left school, got on with the job and dramatically thrived. Just a few decades ago, you could barely walk down the street without bumping into a self-made success story. Let’s take The Apprentice’s Alan Sugar as a prime example. In his rags-to-riches tale, he went from low-rent vendor to multinational success story over a 40 year period, through a concentrated mixture of determination and judiciousness. Now, partly because of higher market expectations, the opportunities for self-made individuals have…
  • The resurgence of the manufacturing sector

    Editor
    26 Jul 2014 | 3:17 am
    At the turn of the century, outsourcing was seen by major manufacturing companies in both the US and Europe as being the only way to remain profitable in an ever-more competitive global market. Manufacturing plants were springing up in former Soviet Bloc countries of Eastern Europe, Central and South America, China and India. Since the onset of the global financial crisis in the middle of 2007, however, the balance has inexorably begun to swing back in favor of returning manufacturing to the US. Why outsourcing became so popular Toward the end of the 1990s many developing countries saw an…
  • 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…
 
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  • How to work for a billionaire

    Celebrity Assistant
    20 Aug 2014 | 12:47 am
    This may be the most comprehensive list yet if you’re interested in working for a billionaire. Here are the world billionaires categorized by country, state, city, age, industry, male, female and so much more. With about 2,000 worldwide, there are never been more opportunities to be a social secretary, PA, estate manager, bodyguard, nanny, or […]
  • Interviewing Strategies for Both Corporate & Private Offices

    Celebrity Assistant
    12 Aug 2014 | 7:22 pm
    Regardless of where the interview takes place or for what position, we can all agree that interviewing is difficult, even for the most seasoned executive personal assistant. Knowing what to expect, to some degree, can improve a candidate’s performance because you can decrease your chances of being caught off guard and ultimately score the job. […]
  • Why Asking for Feedback After an Interview Is a Bad Idea

    Celebrity Assistant
    4 Aug 2014 | 9:02 pm
    If executive personal assistants are applying to work for a high net worth individual, billionaire or celebrity, then they are inevitably going to be confronted with disappointment when they don’t get the dream job. The first knee-jerk reaction is to ask for feedback because they want to know what went wrong. Taking such a stance […]
  • Tips for Assistants Who Need to Work While on the Road with Their Boss

    Celebrity Assistant
    28 Jul 2014 | 4:17 am
    One of the greatest benefits of being an executive personal assistant to a celebrity, CEO, high net worth individual or billionaire is that you get to travel. However, working on location and being out of the office can stifle one’s progress when getting things done because you’re not surrounded by the usual support staff. Here […]
  • 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 […]
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  • 3 Sneaky Ways To Research A Company

    21 Aug 2014 | 11:42 pm
    When you apply for a job, it’s important to do your homework on the company. Otherwise, when you get an interview and your interviewer asks, “So, what is it about us that drew you to our company?” you aren’t left stumped or jobless. Not only that, but it’s important to figure out if the company is a place YOU would enjoy working for. So, before you send off that resume, check out these sneaky ways to research a company: 1. Learn About The People Who Work There Most companies have a staff page on their website. On this page, the company will list some, if not all, of the…
  • 3 Tips For Making Your Resume Stand Out To Recruiters

    20 Aug 2014 | 11:57 pm
    Recruiters spend about six seconds on your resume. SIX SECONDS! That’s not a lot of time to sell yourself. If you want to make a strong (and positive!) first impression, you need to know what they are looking for BEFORE you write your resume. 1. List Your Top Transferable Skills Front And Center Create two columns with those skills sets on the top fold of your resume. Why? Because recruiters want to see exactly what you’re all about from the get-go. 2. Choose The Right Format And Font If you aren’t using the right format and there isn’t a ton of white space, you’ll overwhelm the…
  • How To Decline A Job Offer

    19 Aug 2014 | 9:45 pm
    It’s easy to get excited when an employer is interested in you, especially when you haven’t had any luck getting interviews or job offers. But what if the job proposal isn’t a good fit for you? How do you decline a job offer? Some of you might be thinking, “Decline a job offer? Why would I do that? Have you seen the unemployment rates?” Why You Should Decline A Job Offer With that in mind, here are some of the reasons why you should reject potential employment: It Doesn’t Feel Right “You are a company,” said professional development coach and facilitator Henrieta Riesco. When…
  • 6 Warning Signs That You’re In The Wrong Job

    18 Aug 2014 | 11:00 pm
    For some people, it is blatantly obvious they are in the wrong job. They just know that they hate their job, their company, their colleagues, or all of these aspects. In most cases, these people have either resigned themselves to a life or misery or they are actively seeking to change the situation. Related: 3 Very Real Reasons You Should Make A Career Shift For many people though, being in the wrong job is less clear cut. They might have a nagging doubt but it is likely that they have just pushed this to the back of their minds. If this sounds like you, then take a look at these warning…
  • QUIZ: What Kind Of Networker Are You?

    17 Aug 2014 | 10:19 pm
    Networking. It’s a necessity in life. If you want to advance your career, have lots of friends, or find new opportunities, you need to network. Love it or hate it, it’s just a fact of life! It’s a good thing you already network on a regular basis. You’re actually networking everyday – whether you’re making a business contact or setting up two friends on a date. It’s all networking! Related: #1 Secret To Becoming Popular But what kind of networker are you? Take this quiz to find out!   1. When you’re introduced to someone, you: (a) Quietly mumble, “Hi.” (b)…
 
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  • UI element mapping in cross platform mobile development

    27 Aug 2014 | 3:50 am
    Out of the several tools such as Cordova (PhoneGap), Appcelerator, Adobe AIR and others, which one produces UI elements that most closely resemble the native UI elements when generating code for other mobile OS platforms? Read More..
  • Top 5 Cloud Computing Risks

    27 Aug 2014 | 2:55 am
    For every business that needs to develop its IT infrastructure, cloud computing has emerged as a reliable method. Like any other service, however, the cloud too has certain flaws and issues associated with it! Watch out for these 5 risks when you adopt cloud computing solutions for your business: 1. Data Transfer Everything moving between your network and the services that you access Read More..
  • Who are Major Cloud Adopters: Industries at Glance

    27 Aug 2014 | 12:39 am
    Powerful technology as it is, the cloud is able to deliver services and applications to different platforms and make them available to millions of end-users anytime. Whether you’re an individual user, or a member of a large organization, chances are you already use a cloud-powered service in at least one aspect of your daily life. Precisely because of this ability to handle a great diversity of personal or professional needs, cloud computing has become a popular Read More..
  • Cyber security as the Key of Successful Small Business Digital Strategy

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:26 am
    Emergence of the Internet as the new sales and marketing media has forced companies of all sizes to move much of their business activities online. As people increasingly rely on social networks, search results and ecommerce stores to find a product or service they need, digital strategies become a growing business focus. This is especially true for small to medium sized companies that can now expand their reach to distant regions with minimum investments. However, not everyt Read More..
  • Is your file sharing system secure?

    26 Aug 2014 | 5:16 am
    File sharing is an essential part of the modern business environment. Every kind of business, whether in the public or private sector, from sole traders right up to multinational companies, will have some kind of file sharing system in place – even if that just means sending files as email attachments. Many organisations, however, still do not give sufficient attention to the security of their file sharing system. For those operating in semi or highly regulated sectors, this is parti Read More..
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    25 Aug 2014 | 10:21 pm
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  • Sure Fire Tips for Online Job Search

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    19 Aug 2014 | 10:36 pm
    If you are searching for current employment opportunities over the Internet, it is better to register with most reputed online job portals and job search jobsdhamaka.com. Always keep in mind to check the authenticity of such job portals before register with them. It is essential to be careful while posting your resume and personal details on job listings and online job portals. Most job portals require you to hand over them with your personal details. It is advisable to ensure that these sites promise you the privacy of your personal information. Most websites provide you all the things…
  • Top Cities for Enjoy With Jobs in India

    Jobs Dhamaka
    19 Aug 2014 | 9:13 pm
    If you are looking for new job opportunities in the current year, you must read this blog. It will provide some secrets about jobs in India, where you can grab the lucrative job opportunities instantly.  The first-half and beginning of the 2nd half of the year is the suitable time for job changes or look for a new job opportunity in the most of cities like jobs in Pune. This is the time when most of the employers are extremely enthusiastic about recruit the new employees. They expand their businesses or start new projects at this time, so they always open their hiring. To achieve the goal…
  • Use Online Job Search Engines for New Opportunities

    Jobs Dhamaka
    18 Aug 2014 | 11:49 pm
    If you are looking for new opportunities anywhere in India or abroad, you must use online job search engines for job search, this will help you find a lot of current openings matching to your profile and skills. It serves as a most advanced advertisement when seeking for new jobs India. Today, the job search has been unlimited and there are a lot of methods to search your dream jobs online. When job searchers knock the doors of organizations or employers, asking for new job, then most of them provide positive feedback’s. They want to hire the candidates because companies often need the…
  • Proven Tips to Re-apply for a Job

    Jobs Dhamaka
    18 Aug 2014 | 5:06 am
    Unfortunately, if you are not hired or selected for a particular position you applied for, don’t worry, you can apply again for the same post. Most companies have certain policies for job seekers or individuals today; they can reapply for the same post. As an ideal guy, you no need to disappoint about selection. Recruitment or hiring is the process of fill the position in organizations. You can definitely reapply for same position in same company. There are also a lot of opportunities available in the market. If you didn’t hire for the post means someone was better than you. The company…
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  • 5 Work at Home Jobs Without a College Degree

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

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

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

    Stuart Chichester
    23 Jul 2014 | 12:04 pm
    Curriculum demands on 21st century students encourage the use of thinking strategies to enhance deeper understanding of concepts and knowledge, in the teaching and learning which occurs in classrooms. 21st century students increasingly use electronic media and the internet for searches and discussions. It cannot be assumed that information found through electronic media and the […] The post Describe, Persuade or Analyze – Non-fiction Writing Strategy appeared first on Education & Career.
  • Applying to College: An Organized Approach

    Stuart Chichester
    23 Jul 2014 | 4:28 am
    Applying to college can be a complicated process; forms to fill out, documents to fax, and application after application to submit. All of this is complicated by the fact that in order to enter a university the fall following high school graduation Most students will be filling out these applications prior to receipt of their […] The post Applying to College: An Organized Approach appeared first on Education & Career.
 
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