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Last update: 2009-03-31

Avenues for Employee Complaints Seem to be Closed

2009-03-31 :: Dan Bobinski
Length: 6s

Recently I had the privilege of attending a workshop presented by Patricia Latham Ball, a principal at Management Northwest, which is a legal resource for employers. Ball is a former Ada County (Idaho) Deputy Prosecutor in employment law who determined it would be more noble to help companies steer clear of trouble rather than prosecute them for getting into it.…

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5 Tough Interview Questions to Expect

2009-03-31 :: Kimberly Schneiderman
Length: 7s

The most important strategy to remember is to keep your answers positive and honest. To prepare, think about the truthful answer to a question and look at it from the interviewer’s point of view. Ask yourself how the information can be framed so it remains truthful but also validates your professionalism and insight into a situation. …

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5 Tough Interview Questions to Expect

2009-03-31 :: Kimberly Schneiderman
Length: 7s

The most important strategy to remember is to keep your answers positive and honest. To prepare, think about the truthful answer to a question and look at it from the interviewer’s point of view. Ask yourself how the information can be framed so it remains truthful but also validates your professionalism and insight into a situation. …

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Moving from Manager to Director

2009-03-24 :: Joan Lloyd
Length: 6s

I'm a manager in a large organization and I've been considered for several Director jobs, but have yet to get one. I spoke to my manager about it and in the spirit of helpfulness she finally told me that I had all the technical qualifications and that I was an excellent performer but that I needed to work on my "executive presence." …

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How to find a career you love

2009-03-24 :: Andrew Rondeau
Length: 5s

Can you really find a career you love? Is it really possible to wake up on a Monday morning and WANT to go to work? …

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Moving from Manager to Director

2009-03-24 :: Joan Lloyd
Length: 6s

I'm a manager in a large organization and I've been considered for several Director jobs, but have yet to get one. I spoke to my manager about it and in the spirit of helpfulness she finally told me that I had all the technical qualifications and that I was an excellent performer but that I needed to work on my "executive presence." …

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Changing Industries, 4 Simple Tips to Move Your Career in a New Direction

2009-03-16 :: Mary Elizabeth Bradford
Length: 5s

Do you feel overwhelmed when you think about changing industries? After all, with long workweeks, job-performance demands and trying to have a personal life too it’s a wonder any professionals find the time to strategically reposition themselves for a more fulfilling opportunity. …

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Whats the Problem

2009-03-16 :: Gayle Lantz
Length: 3s

If you're in a leadership role, you're never at a loss for problems to solve. But be careful about getting too involved in problems that don't really deserve your time and energy. Engaging in the wrong problem is like stepping in quicksand. Down you go!…

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Changing Industries, 4 Simple Tips to Move Your Career in a New Direction

2009-03-16 :: Mary Elizabeth Bradford
Length: 5s

Do you feel overwhelmed when you think about changing industries? After all, with long workweeks, job-performance demands and trying to have a personal life too it’s a wonder any professionals find the time to strategically reposition themselves for a more fulfilling opportunity. …

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Consider Becoming A Change Agent

2009-03-09 :: Todd Rhoad
Length: 6s

Change is coming. Oh boy is it coming and we aren’t even sure how to handle it! This was the message from IBM latest Global CEO Survey. Over 1000 CEOS from 40 different nations were interviewed. In this article, we want to present youa few key findings that will certainly help you take advantage of future employment opportunities. Failing to heed the warnings from these CEOs could easily leave you lost and all alone, wondering where you company and job have gone. Of course, there’s no need to worry, we’ve got a plan to make you more desirable in such uncertain times.…

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QA with Dr Louis Frankel

2009-03-09 :: Dr. Lois Frankel
Length: 3s

Q: My boss was hired in 2005 and terminated two years later. Soon after she was hired she brought a friend to the company to do the same job I have been doing for 7 years. She has been given three raises since being hired and has zero experience in our field. I have a number of certifications and extensive training. How do I ask to be considered for the boss’s job without sounding like I'm whining?…

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Consider Becoming A Change Agent

2009-03-09 :: Todd Rhoad
Length: 6s

Change is coming. Oh boy is it coming and we aren’t even sure how to handle it! This was the message from IBM latest Global CEO Survey. Over 1000 CEOS from 40 different nations were interviewed. In this article, we want to present youa few key findings that will certainly help you take advantage of future employment opportunities. Failing to heed the warnings from these CEOs could easily leave you lost and all alone, wondering where you company and job have gone. Of course, there’s no need to worry, we’ve got a plan to make you more desirable in such uncertain times.…

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In Search Of The One

2009-03-02 :: Liz Handlin
Length: 7s

Have you ever wondered when your career is going to take off? Or when you will finally get the recognition you deserve for the work you do? Have you ever wondered why some people are able to generate a lot of attention and accolades for their professional achievements while others don’t? I have theory that a successful career is like a jigsaw puzzle: all the pieces should fall into place at once if you have done the following: (A) You have to put yourself in the right place at the right time (right company culture, right career path for your skills and personality, right mentor), (B) you have to figure out how to be a self-promoter without being arrogant, and most importantly (C) you seek out The One. …

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In Search Of The One

2009-03-02 :: Liz Handlin
Length: 7s

Have you ever wondered when your career is going to take off? Or when you will finally get the recognition you deserve for the work you do? Have you ever wondered why some people are able to generate a lot of attention and accolades for their professional achievements while others don’t? I have theory that a successful career is like a jigsaw puzzle: all the pieces should fall into place at once if you have done the following: (A) You have to put yourself in the right place at the right time (right company culture, right career path for your skills and personality, right mentor), (B) you have to figure out how to be a self-promoter without being arrogant, and most importantly (C) you seek out The One. …

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Are You Prepared to Recruit The Next Generation

2009-03-02 :: Kathy Bornheimer
Length: 4s

Do you remember when the only body part that was pierced was women' ears? How do you develop, maintain or use a "blog"? Did you participate in Vietnam War protests, or learn about them on the History Channel? A candidate says, "Working here would be really fly" is that good or bad? Did you buy your first new car for under $18,000.00?…

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Changing Careers - Ultimate Tips For Success

2009-02-23 :: Heather Eagar
Length: 3s

Are you thinking about changing your career? Are you worried about how difficult the transition is going to be? Then you are not alone. Many people go through similar anticipation when thinking about attempting a career change. Your career is among the most important things in your life, and changing it is one of the most stressful decisions you will ever make. …

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Dealing with a Difficult Employee

2009-02-23 :: Joan Lloyd
Length: 5s

I am really in a bind as to how to deal with an employee, and I would appreciate your insight.  I am a team leader in a legal office.  One of the attorneys on my team, "Becky" has been in the office for over 12 years.  She is a good attorney, however, her temperament and personal life are greatly clouding her colleagues' view of her work performance.  She is very demanding in regard to getting time off when she wants it, and for long periods of time (she thinks nothing of expecting four weeks at a time, when no one else in the office expects that).  She will leave work unfinished as she is flying out the door for her vacations.  After her four week trip, I assigned her several cases.  She was so furious at me for giving her work when she was first back that she refused to speak to me for two weeks, treating me poorly in front of the other attorneys.  I talked to her about her behavior, but did not formally reprimand her.…

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Changing Careers - Ultimate Tips For Success

2009-02-23 :: Heather Eagar
Length: 3s

Are you thinking about changing your career? Are you worried about how difficult the transition is going to be? Then you are not alone. Many people go through similar anticipation when thinking about attempting a career change. Your career is among the most important things in your life, and changing it is one of the most stressful decisions you will ever make. …

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Life is too short to _____

2009-02-16 :: Cliff Hakim
Length: 4s

Fill in the blank in the question above to find out what value really drives you. The first step in creating more meaningful work is to determine what energizes you and gives you the brightest vision of your future.…

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For Successful Change, Rethink the Way You Think

2009-02-16 :: Dan Bobinski
Length: 6s

If you’ve struggled getting people to embrace change, it’s probably because the methods used to implement it were contrary to how the human brain works. Companies that have struggled with change will want to take note: Recent discoveries in how the brain functions have resulted in new conclusions about implementing change. It’s time to rethink how we think. …

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Life is too short to _____

2009-02-16 :: Cliff Hakim
Length: 4s

Fill in the blank in the question above to find out what value really drives you. The first step in creating more meaningful work is to determine what energizes you and gives you the brightest vision of your future.…

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You Can Find A Good Job In A Bad Economy

2009-02-09 :: Bob Roth
Length: 4s

Employers are always on the lookout for college students who stand out in some way. However, when times are tough, college students should consider some additional ways to make themselves more visible and attractive to prospective employers. …

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Want A Great Career You Gotta Have Passion

2009-02-09 :: Andrew Rondeau
Length: 6s

Do you dread going to work on Monday morning? Are you one of those people who can't wait until Friday rolls around?…

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You Can Find A Good Job In A Bad Economy

2009-02-09 :: Bob Roth
Length: 4s

Employers are always on the lookout for college students who stand out in some way. However, when times are tough, college students should consider some additional ways to make themselves more visible and attractive to prospective employers. …

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Finding your Passion

2009-02-02 :: Keri Coffman-Thiede
Length: 13s

Today, I start with sharing what I call, "A Scene from Childhood": My daughter Claire, 2 years, 9 months, was playing full out in the back yard, finding things that were funny, laughing, freely enjoying herself. I was soaking her in in all her radiance when she stops and looks at me and with a sense of awe and says……

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Finding your Passion

2009-02-02 :: Keri Coffman-Thiede
Length: 13s

Today, I start with sharing what I call, "A Scene from Childhood": My daughter Claire, 2 years, 9 months, was playing full out in the back yard, finding things that were funny, laughing, freely enjoying herself. I was soaking her in in all her radiance when she stops and looks at me and with a sense of awe and says……

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Calibrate performance review ratings across your management team

2009-02-02 :: Joan Lloyd
Length: 5s

If you are a manager who takes the responsibility of doing performance reviews seriously you are probably frustrated with the process. It's far from a perfect science but one thing is certain, if promotions and other career decisions are based in part on the performance reviews of employees, it's important that managers are consistent in how they evaluate employees. …

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What Successful Job Seekers Have in Common

2009-01-26 :: Louise Kursmark
Length: 5s

If only there were a formula for getting a job. Follow steps “A,” “B,” and “C” and end up with the job of your dreams. While it’s not that simple, there are some strategies that have proven to be effective. Based on interviews I conducted with job seekers who had recently landed a new position, I found some common themes that can help you speed up your transition.…

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Why Should an HR Professional Think Like Marketer

2009-01-26 :: Lizz Pellet
Length: 5s

Why does HR need to think like a marketer, easy, marketers see the value chain from start to finish. Think about sales flyers or coupons you receive in the mail, or that “free” download via the Internet. They will most often have an event or incentive code that you need to enter in order to receive your free gift or discount. This is the tracking system marketing professionals use to identify the exposure, acceptance and ROI of the marketing campaign.…

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What Successful Job Seekers Have in Common

2009-01-26 :: Louise Kursmark
Length: 5s

If only there were a formula for getting a job. Follow steps “A,” “B,” and “C” and end up with the job of your dreams. While it’s not that simple, there are some strategies that have proven to be effective. Based on interviews I conducted with job seekers who had recently landed a new position, I found some common themes that can help you speed up your transition.…

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Back To Basics

2009-01-19 :: Kimberly Schneiderman
Length: 8s

In this time of corporate upheaval, economic downturn, and general uneasiness, many job seekers rush to get resumes out and to set up interviews. In this rush, simple details that can make a candidate stand out among their peers are often left by the wayside. Today, we'll review these job search basics and define why adhering to these ideas will help you get the attention you want from recruiters!…

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Erratic Economy may be a Good Time to Step Up

2009-01-19 :: Dan Bobinski
Length: 6s

I believe it was Malcolm Forbes who said "If you have no critics you'll likely have no success." In an unstable economy, taking risks can be seen as hazardous. Some might say foolish. But success occurs only when people chances. And despite what critics you might encounter, now might be a great time to take a risk. …

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Back To Basics

2009-01-19 :: Kimberly Schneiderman
Length: 8s

In this time of corporate upheaval, economic downturn, and general uneasiness, many job seekers rush to get resumes out and to set up interviews. In this rush, simple details that can make a candidate stand out among their peers are often left by the wayside. Today, we'll review these job search basics and define why adhering to these ideas will help you get the attention you want from recruiters!…

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What doors will I open

2009-01-12 :: Cliff Hakim
Length: 4s

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.…

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Successful Leaders Have Successful Networks

2009-01-12 :: Andrew Rondeau
Length: 6s

Networking; Why, How and Where? It's hard to be in business today, certainly in the professional services sector, without having heard the term 'networking'. Regarded by many as the Marmite of business, it is said that you either are a networker or you aren't. And if you think you aren't, you shouldn't even try to do it. …

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What doors will I open

2009-01-12 :: Cliff Hakim
Length: 4s

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.…

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Money Matters

2008-12-29 :: Dr Barton Goldsmith
Length: 4s

Millions of people in the business world are going through overwhelming and uncomfortable emotions due to the financial meltdown our nation is currently facing.…

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Mentoring Programs for Professional Service Firms Creating Mentoring Relationships that Serve the Individual and the Firm

2008-12-29 :: Gayle Lantz
Length: 6s

It seems almost everyone can use a little something extra to help them increase their effectiveness or give them a competitive edge. Those in professional service firms are no exception; however, they do face unique challenges. With so much emphasis on billable hours for accountants and lawyers, how can they find the time to devote to personal development?  Could asking for help demonstrate needed initiative or threaten credibility? Despite these challenges, more professionals are seeking mentors. …

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Money Matters

2008-12-29 :: Dr Barton Goldsmith
Length: 4s

Millions of people in the business world are going through overwhelming and uncomfortable emotions due to the financial meltdown our nation is currently facing.…

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Sending Your Resume and Cover Letters

2008-12-15 :: Alison Doyle
Length: 5s

When you apply via email, there are a couple of options. You can write your cover letter directly into an email message (the same rules for writing a proper letter and proofing it apply) and attach your resume (a MS Word attachment is best). Or, you can attach both your resume and letter, as separate documents to the email address. Send yourself a copy, as well (use the bcc: field in your email program). That way you'll have a copy for your records. …

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What Flavor is Your Management Tea

2008-12-15 :: Dan Bobinski
Length: 6s

When it comes to coffee or tea, I'm a coffee guy. I'll occasionally get decadent and apply for a bank loan so I can get what my friends call a Froo-Froo Cappafluffa, a.k.a. Overly-Priced Coffee-Flavored-Milk, but most of the time I'm opting for a plain old cup-o-joe. …

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Sending Your Resume and Cover Letters

2008-12-15 :: Alison Doyle
Length: 5s

When you apply via email, there are a couple of options. You can write your cover letter directly into an email message (the same rules for writing a proper letter and proofing it apply) and attach your resume (a MS Word attachment is best). Or, you can attach both your resume and letter, as separate documents to the email address. Send yourself a copy, as well (use the bcc: field in your email program). That way you'll have a copy for your records. …

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Never Climb Alone

2008-12-08 :: Todd Rhoad
Length: 6s

The biggest key in climbing to greater career success is learning to let go! …

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Never Climb Alone

2008-12-08 :: Todd Rhoad
Length: 6s

The biggest key in climbing to greater career success is learning to let go! …

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Taking Advantage of a Great Asset Professional Associations

2008-12-08 :: Kathy Bornheimer
Length: 6s

Membership and more importantly level of involvement in applicable professional associations is critical for Career Management/Progression. This article is elaboration on three concepts in The Street Smart Approach to Job Search; Directing Your Career; Some Assembly Required, The Other Side of Networking and Life-Long Learning. …

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How to Manage Your Career During an Economic Downturn

2008-12-01 :: Nimish Thakkar
Length: 4s

The economy is reeling under the pressures of a downturn. Unemployment rates are staggering and layoffs are at an all-time high. The current economic climate calls for a robust career management plan, one that will, despite the recession-like conditions, catapult your career to new heights. …

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Want to Hire Winners Create A Decathlon-Type Hiring Process

2008-12-01 :: JT O'Donnell
Length: 6s

Amanda Lannert is a rarity in the sea of technology executives today. The president of Jellyvision, Inc., a Chicago-based interactive media company (best known for its on-line game show "You Don't Know Jack" is a successful, Gen X, female entrepreneur. With a 30+ person staff, an aggressive growth strategy to acquire Fortune 500 clients, and of course, some venture capitalists to answer to, Lannert knows that like all good executives, she needs to execute "high-payoff" activities that will push the company forward, trusting those around her to do the rest. And that's exactly where she differs from a good number of her peers: Lannert's chosen to put a lot of focus on hiring all staff. "When we post a job, we get as many as 1000 resumes. I read all the cover letters and choose the 40 people who get invited in for a first interview with us, and those first-round interviews include me."…

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How to Manage Your Career During an Economic Downturn

2008-12-01 :: Nimish Thakkar
Length: 4s

The economy is reeling under the pressures of a downturn. Unemployment rates are staggering and layoffs are at an all-time high. The current economic climate calls for a robust career management plan, one that will, despite the recession-like conditions, catapult your career to new heights. …

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10 Tips to Balance Work and Life

2008-11-24 :: Dr Barton Goldsmith
Length: 4s

Many people put work before family and relationships. At times, doing this may be a necessity. If the wolf is at the door, it's understandable. But if you find that work has become your entire life, here are some tips to help you find your balance again.…

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New leader lacks leadership

2008-11-24 :: Joan Lloyd
Length: 5s

Just before the holidays, our department lost its supervisor and our CEO has opted not to fill the position. The manager that was under this person is now in charge of the department and struggles with managing people and has a clear lack of leadership skills. …

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10 Tips to Balance Work and Life

2008-11-24 :: Dr Barton Goldsmith
Length: 4s

Many people put work before family and relationships. At times, doing this may be a necessity. If the wolf is at the door, it's understandable. But if you find that work has become your entire life, here are some tips to help you find your balance again.…

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Career Success - 3 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Bullet Proof Your Career

2008-11-17 :: Alvah Parker
Length: 4s

In all the years that I have been working as a career and job coach I am always amazed at how many managers tell me they have no time to update their resume and keep their network active. "I know I should," they often say, "but I just don't have the time."  For continual career success these two activities are imperative. …

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Career Success - 3 Surprisingly Simple Ways to Bullet Proof Your Career

2008-11-17 :: Alvah Parker
Length: 4s

In all the years that I have been working as a career and job coach I am always amazed at how many managers tell me they have no time to update their resume and keep their network active. "I know I should," they often say, "but I just don't have the time."  For continual career success these two activities are imperative. …

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Why Are You Going to College

2008-11-10 :: Bob Roth
Length: 6s

While in high school, most students begin to select a general career direction. Some make careful choices, while others leave things to chance. Either way, the process usually begins there. When college is in the offing, those young adults will attend college for a wide variety reasons. Those reasons usually fall into four distinct categories: Parents, Career, Money and Interests. …

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Exploding the Myths of Motivation

2008-11-10 :: Dan Bobinski
Length: 5s

Perhaps you've accused someone of lacking motivation, or maybe you've heard someone else use that phrase. The problem is it's bad psychology: People do not lack motivation. So if we're ever going to help people who are perceived to be lacking in motivation, we'll need to explode this old myth.…

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Why Are You Going to College

2008-11-10 :: Bob Roth
Length: 6s

While in high school, most students begin to select a general career direction. Some make careful choices, while others leave things to chance. Either way, the process usually begins there. When college is in the offing, those young adults will attend college for a wide variety reasons. Those reasons usually fall into four distinct categories: Parents, Career, Money and Interests. …

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Making the First Days at Your New Job Easier

2008-11-03 :: Shelly Burke
Length: 8s

If you are a new graduate, your first day as a "real nurse" will be not only exciting, but very stressful! Along with the relief of not having an instructor peering over your shoulder and reviewing your every move, you might feel a bit of fear at being solely responsible for your patients, and doing-in real life!-procedures you've only done once (or maybe just learned the theory of doing) in school. …

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Advantages of Hiring First Generation American Workers

2008-11-03 :: Kathy Bornheimer
Length: 5s

With the increase of immigration into the United States comes the increase in the children of this generation. This future workforce will eventually become the current workforce.…

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Making the First Days at Your New Job Easier

2008-11-03 :: Shelly Burke
Length: 8s

If you are a new graduate, your first day as a "real nurse" will be not only exciting, but very stressful! Along with the relief of not having an instructor peering over your shoulder and reviewing your every move, you might feel a bit of fear at being solely responsible for your patients, and doing-in real life!-procedures you've only done once (or maybe just learned the theory of doing) in school. …

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Cover Letter Help - Writing Errors to Avoid

2008-10-27 :: Teena Rose
Length: 5s

To ensure you're always using an effective cover letter, let's review the letter's intended purpose. A cover letter primarily connects your resume to an open position. To understand the importance of such a connection, you only need to put yourself in the position of a hiring manager for a day. Hiring managers, recruiters, HR personnel and others within the hiring realm, see several dozen - or potentially a hundred or thousand - resumes per day. How receptive would you be at matching resumes up with open positions within your company? …

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Retaining Gen Y Talent - 6 Key Tips on How Keep Your Millennial Employees from Leaving

2008-10-27 :: Lisa Orrell
Length: 4s

To many employers, the Millennials (aka: Gen Y) entering our professional work environments are a mystery. And research shows they are certainly a unique generation that has no trouble telling employers what they want, and need, to be happy at work.…

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Cover Letter Help - Writing Errors to Avoid

2008-10-27 :: Teena Rose
Length: 5s

To ensure you're always using an effective cover letter, let's review the letter's intended purpose. A cover letter primarily connects your resume to an open position. To understand the importance of such a connection, you only need to put yourself in the position of a hiring manager for a day. Hiring managers, recruiters, HR personnel and others within the hiring realm, see several dozen - or potentially a hundred or thousand - resumes per day. How receptive would you be at matching resumes up with open positions within your company? …

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15 Items for Your Resume To Do List

2008-10-20 :: Barbara Safani
Length: 7s

Do you want to create a more "user friendly" resume to submit to recruiters and hiring authorities? Here are 15 suggestions for composing more compelling and targeted resumes.…

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Stress Management for Optimum Performance

2008-10-20 :: Dr Liz Bywater
Length: 5s

Stress. It's a fact of life for today's busy executives, managers, and independent business owners. And that isn't entirely a bad thing. After all, without some degree of stress, we might not have the motivation needed for getting things done. No pressures, no deadlines, no real urgency to act.…

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15 Items for Your Resume To Do List

2008-10-20 :: Barbara Safani
Length: 7s

Do you want to create a more "user friendly" resume to submit to recruiters and hiring authorities? Here are 15 suggestions for composing more compelling and targeted resumes.…

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Ten Tips For Starting A New Job

2008-10-13 :: Alvah Parker
Length: 3s

It is both exciting and stressful to begin a new job. You want to do a good job and be a team player. How do you begin when everything and everyone is new to you? Here is a list of suggested first "steps" to help you make a smooth transition.…

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LinkedIn May Be the Most Useful Network You Join

2008-10-13 :: Jason Alba
Length: 7s

Let me be the first to say, I'm social networked out! In fact, I've claimed to be social networked out for over a year. There are tens of thousands of social networks I can join, and that I get invited to, but I find no compelling reason to jump on board. There are a handful of exceptions, including LinkedIn.…

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Ten Tips For Starting A New Job

2008-10-13 :: Alvah Parker
Length: 3s

It is both exciting and stressful to begin a new job. You want to do a good job and be a team player. How do you begin when everything and everyone is new to you? Here is a list of suggested first "steps" to help you make a smooth transition.…

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What Motivates Companies to Hire You

2008-10-06 :: Mary Elizabeth Bradford
Length: 4s

Knowing what triggers a company's interest and quickly motivates them to sit up and take notice of you is powerful knowledge that you can use over and over again.…

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What to Do About Gossip

2008-10-06 :: Dan Bobinski
Length: 6s

Frequent readers of my column know of my penchant for bouncing ideas off my friend Dave, a supervisor who lives in the Midwest. The other day it was Dave bouncing ideas off me. The topic? How to deal with an office gossip.…

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What Motivates Companies to Hire You

2008-10-06 :: Mary Elizabeth Bradford
Length: 4s

Knowing what triggers a company's interest and quickly motivates them to sit up and take notice of you is powerful knowledge that you can use over and over again.…

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Are You A Job Search Procrastinator

2008-09-29 :: Heather Eagar
Length: 4s

You've been in a dead-end job for months, or even years now, yet you can't seem to gather up the courage to look for a new job. Or your company announced there will be a series of layoffs coming this year and you don't know if you're going to be affected. Is that enough to make you start job hunting? If not, then you could be considered a job search procrastinator.…

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Propel Your Career By Becoming A Team Player

2008-09-29 :: Andrew Rondeau
Length: 4s

Team players are usually the people that are known for sacrifice, sharing, and hard work. Does this sound like a reputation you'd like to have? Many strive to be a team player in the work place, but it takes more than just having a desire, it takes hard work. One piece of advice from a father figure of mine that embodies the concept of teamwork that he used to say to me was, "Usually doing the right thing is the harder thing to do in life". Being a team player often involves doing the right thing by not always having your self-benefit in mind. This article looks at several key principals to being a team player.…

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Are You A Job Search Procrastinator

2008-09-29 :: Heather Eagar
Length: 4s

You've been in a dead-end job for months, or even years now, yet you can't seem to gather up the courage to look for a new job. Or your company announced there will be a series of layoffs coming this year and you don't know if you're going to be affected. Is that enough to make you start job hunting? If not, then you could be considered a job search procrastinator.…

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Winning the Career War

2008-09-22 :: Nimish Thakkar
Length: 7s

Behind the secure walls of corporate fortresses career warriors are relentlessly fighting -- at times with their own selves -- the battle to succeed. Victory and defeat have different connotations in this war, but the rules, the challenges, and the strategies are like any other, and although winning the battle may sound elusive, it really is a game of good timing, great strategy, and powerful allies (smart networking).…

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On-boarding Millennial Talent - 5 Tips for Effectively Attracting and Recruiting Gen Y

2008-09-22 :: Lisa Orrell
Length: 6s

As you read this, Millennials (Gen Y) are being actively recruited prior to, and upon, college graduation. Many are already busy navigating the waters of their first professional job since being hired a year or so ago. But why is this new generation the new darlings of the workforce? And how can you successfully attract and recruit this sought after group of young talent? Keep reading!…

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Winning the Career War

2008-09-22 :: Nimish Thakkar
Length: 7s

Behind the secure walls of corporate fortresses career warriors are relentlessly fighting -- at times with their own selves -- the battle to succeed. Victory and defeat have different connotations in this war, but the rules, the challenges, and the strategies are like any other, and although winning the battle may sound elusive, it really is a game of good timing, great strategy, and powerful allies (smart networking).…

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What Employers Are Looking For - Employability

2008-09-15 :: Wendy Adams
Length: 4s

Excited and anxious to begin the job search, many graduates may erroneously believe the credential alone will carry them. Not so. Employability is a term that defines both the traits and the skills of the individual being considered. Rather than job or industry specific, these competencies must cut horizontally across disciplines and culture, and span the various verticals of hire from CEO to front line worker. The winning attributes high on the most discerning lists fall into three main categories.…

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Are You Prepared to Attract a Diverse Workforce

2008-09-15 :: Kathy Bornheimer
Length: 6s

When you are recruiting, you are dealing with people; not purchasing equipment or supplies. Dealing with people has many more factors leading to the actual outcome. As a hiring manager you also have 3 levels of people to be accountable to: your manager, your peers and those who report to you.…

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What Employers Are Looking For - Employability

2008-09-15 :: Wendy Adams
Length: 4s

Excited and anxious to begin the job search, many graduates may erroneously believe the credential alone will carry them. Not so. Employability is a term that defines both the traits and the skills of the individual being considered. Rather than job or industry specific, these competencies must cut horizontally across disciplines and culture, and span the various verticals of hire from CEO to front line worker. The winning attributes high on the most discerning lists fall into three main categories.…

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Changing Industries - 4 Simple Tips to Move Your Career in a New Direction

2008-09-08 :: Mary Elizabeth Bradford
Length: 5s

Do you feel overwhelmed when you think about changing industries? After all, with long workweeks, job-performance demands and trying to have a personal life too it's a wonder any professionals find the time to strategically reposition themselves for a more fulfilling opportunity.…

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Do We Need More Quality Control, or More Common Sense

2008-09-08 :: Dan Bobinski
Length: 7s

Headlines in 2007 were overloaded with safety issues and recalls. Whether in the design / development phase or on the production line, safety issues were overlooked on a regular basis. What's going on? Have businesses become so profit-obsessed that they overlook even the most obvious safety factors?…

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Changing Industries - 4 Simple Tips to Move Your Career in a New Direction

2008-09-08 :: Mary Elizabeth Bradford
Length: 5s

Do you feel overwhelmed when you think about changing industries? After all, with long workweeks, job-performance demands and trying to have a personal life too it's a wonder any professionals find the time to strategically reposition themselves for a more fulfilling opportunity.…

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Crafting a Resume for a Non-profit Organization

2008-09-02 :: Jason Kay
Length: 6s

Non-profit agencies do a lot of good work-whether raising money for sick children or finding happy homes for abandoned animals. If you'd like to join the paid ranks of those who work for non-profits, the first step is to put together a resume that will get you noticed and, ultimately, hired.…

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Doing or Being

2008-09-02 :: Jane Weddle
Length: 4s

95% of the problems we have with time management are really not about managing time, but about managing our attitude, according to Daryl Davis, author of How to Become a Power Agent in Real Estate. It has been my experience through coaching and facilitating courses on the topic of managing time that this is very true!…

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Crafting a Resume for a Non-profit Organization

2008-09-02 :: Jason Kay
Length: 6s

Non-profit agencies do a lot of good work-whether raising money for sick children or finding happy homes for abandoned animals. If you'd like to join the paid ranks of those who work for non-profits, the first step is to put together a resume that will get you noticed and, ultimately, hired.…

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Who's the Boss

2008-08-25 :: Cliff Hakim
Length: 5s

The frst step toward taking charge of your work-life is to know that the process begins with YOU. You may expect an in-your-face awakening, but rarely is there a sledge-hammer bang. Usually the message is subtler: it beings with a ping. Ping . . . I think I'm dissatisfed, but I'm not sure. Ping . . . Work was okay today, but "just okay" isn't good enough. Ping . . . People say that no company will look after me and help me build my career. Am I really on my own? Do you pay attention to the ping, as you scuttle about? Or do you simply ignore these insights? What would happen if you opened your heart and mind and listened? Try this test: Begin each day by telling yourself: "You can be your own boss, take charge of your work and bring your own special gifts into the world." Do the pings of doubt and dissatisfaction then begin to fade?…

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Focus Your Team and Draw Them Together - With Stories

2008-08-25 :: Dan Bobinski
Length: 6s

If you're leading or building a team, Annette Simmons has a question for you: "What's your story?" Not your personal background or what you've been doing in your team building efforts. Not fishing stories, hunting, or war stories. She wants to know what story you're using to focus your team and draw it together into a cohesive unit.…

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Who's the Boss

2008-08-25 :: Cliff Hakim
Length: 5s

The frst step toward taking charge of your work-life is to know that the process begins with YOU. You may expect an in-your-face awakening, but rarely is there a sledge-hammer bang. Usually the message is subtler: it beings with a ping. Ping . . . I think I'm dissatisfed, but I'm not sure. Ping . . . Work was okay today, but "just okay" isn't good enough. Ping . . . People say that no company will look after me and help me build my career. Am I really on my own? Do you pay attention to the ping, as you scuttle about? Or do you simply ignore these insights? What would happen if you opened your heart and mind and listened? Try this test: Begin each day by telling yourself: "You can be your own boss, take charge of your work and bring your own special gifts into the world." Do the pings of doubt and dissatisfaction then begin to fade?…

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Interviewing

2008-08-18 :: Mary Elizabeth Bradford
Length: 3s

If you are like so many of my clients, then one of the toughest challenges you face when interviewing with potential employers is how to convey your skills and strengths without that creepy feeling that you are bragging on yourself. Communicating your strengths of course is an absolute must for any interview. So what's the secret? Here are 3 tips to help you make a dazzling impression without feeling like a braggart…

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Managing Meetings

2008-08-18 :: Andrew Rondeau
Length: 4s

Become the manager who is a failure at managing meetings or do the opposite and become the expert...…

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Interviewing

2008-08-18 :: Mary Elizabeth Bradford
Length: 3s

If you are like so many of my clients, then one of the toughest challenges you face when interviewing with potential employers is how to convey your skills and strengths without that creepy feeling that you are bragging on yourself. Communicating your strengths of course is an absolute must for any interview. So what's the secret? Here are 3 tips to help you make a dazzling impression without feeling like a braggart…

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Making the Tour Work for You

2008-08-11 :: Shelly Burke
Length: 8s

At some point in the interview process, you'll probably be offered a tour of the facility, floor, or unit in which you're interviewing for a job. (If a tour is not offered, be sure to ask! You'll certainly want to see the facility in which you'll be working if you are offered and accept the job). This tour can give you valuable information about how the facility is run, what the work pace is like, how the nurses are treated, and if, in fact, this is a job that will work for you.…

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Using Educational Institutions Beyond Entry Level Recruiting

2008-08-11 :: Kathy Bornheimer
Length: 4s

Recruiting for diversity goes well beyond the emerging or entry level workforce. Most companies have used colleges, universities and other training institutions for internships or new graduates for entry level positions. While this is still needed and productive it does not tap the other needed workforce; diversity in mid-management. Keeping the pipeline flowing can not be achieved if it's skewed to the inexperienced end of the pipe. Knowledge and experience is being depleted through the aging and retirement of the baby boomers. These areas are even more critical if you are to stay competitive.…

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Making the Tour Work for You

2008-08-11 :: Shelly Burke
Length: 8s

At some point in the interview process, you'll probably be offered a tour of the facility, floor, or unit in which you're interviewing for a job. (If a tour is not offered, be sure to ask! You'll certainly want to see the facility in which you'll be working if you are offered and accept the job). This tour can give you valuable information about how the facility is run, what the work pace is like, how the nurses are treated, and if, in fact, this is a job that will work for you.…

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A Checklist to Nail for Behavioral Interviews

2008-08-04 :: Karen P Katz
Length: 3s

If you're reading this article, you probably understand that job successful job seekers talk about what they have accomplished in previous positions, and present a "mini-business plan" to relate to the needs of a prospective employer. Review the following list to be sure you are prepared to nail behavioral interviews: You have clearly and concisely described one - two "success stories" for each of your previous employers, using the Problem (Challenge) - Action - Result model. You have analyzed your accomplishment stories to identify the personal qualities, skills, and areas of knowledge that made it possible for you to achieve your successes. Going forward, you need to re-frame this data in terms of what is needed for the specific position you are applying for.…

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Employee Sniper

2008-08-04 :: Joan Lloyd
Length: 5s

Dear Joan: I just read your response to Dealing with the Workplace Sniper and I think that was excellent advice. I have a very similar issue only the employee works for me. I believe she is badmouthing me behind my back and brings down the morale on our team because she tells others how she feels about me and I believe convinces them that I am not doing a good job. Some days she is as friendly as can be. Other days she is very curt in her answers to my questions. I am unable to determine what causes her to run hot and cold. Any suggestions on how I can address this with her?…

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A Checklist to Nail for Behavioral Interviews

2008-08-04 :: Karen P Katz
Length: 3s

If you're reading this article, you probably understand that job successful job seekers talk about what they have accomplished in previous positions, and present a "mini-business plan" to relate to the needs of a prospective employer. Review the following list to be sure you are prepared to nail behavioral interviews: You have clearly and concisely described one - two "success stories" for each of your previous employers, using the Problem (Challenge) - Action - Result model. You have analyzed your accomplishment stories to identify the personal qualities, skills, and areas of knowledge that made it possible for you to achieve your successes. Going forward, you need to re-frame this data in terms of what is needed for the specific position you are applying for.…

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Easy to Implement Cover Letter Advice

2008-07-30 :: Linda Matias
Length: 4s

You should put the same effort into your cover letter as you do your resume. By implementing the following easy steps, you will ensure that your cover letter will stand out just as much as your resume.…

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Levels of Decision Making in the Workplace

2008-07-30 :: Jane Weddle
Length: 7s

Every day at work we are faced with decisions to be made. Leaders are faced with many issues when making decisions and employee perception plays a big role in the outcome of those decisions.…

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Easy to Implement Cover Letter Advice

2008-07-30 :: Linda Matias
Length: 4s

You should put the same effort into your cover letter as you do your resume. By implementing the following easy steps, you will ensure that your cover letter will stand out just as much as your resume.…

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When Providing References Is a Challenge

2008-07-21 :: Joan Lloyd
Length: 5s

Dear Joan: I am updating my resume and need some advice regarding references, should a prospective employer ask for them. I currently work for a 'toxic boss' who would retaliate and make my life miserable if it were known I was looking elsewhere. Those in upper management, including HR, have been made aware of this person by numerous employees, and either don't know how to deal with it, or refuse to deal with it. This poorly managed work environment is prompting me to look for employment elsewhere. [...] I can provide some names for personal references, but I am at a loss on how to cover the lack of employer references. Do you have any suggestions?…

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Management and Youth Soccer

2008-07-21 :: Patrick Lencioni
Length: 7s

Last spring was the big draft. You may have heard about it. No, I'm not referring to the NFL draft that took place in April, or the NBA edition in June. I'm talking about the Mustang Boys' Under-nine Soccer draft in Danville, California. That's right. As ridiculous as it sounds, I'm talking about eight-year-old boys, third graders, actually getting drafted to play "competitive soccer". And the process by which they're evaluated, rated and selected is a sight to see. …

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When Providing References Is a Challenge

2008-07-21 :: Joan Lloyd
Length: 5s

Dear Joan: I am updating my resume and need some advice regarding references, should a prospective employer ask for them. I currently work for a 'toxic boss' who would retaliate and make my life miserable if it were known I was looking elsewhere. Those in upper management, including HR, have been made aware of this person by numerous employees, and either don't know how to deal with it, or refuse to deal with it. This poorly managed work environment is prompting me to look for employment elsewhere. [...] I can provide some names for personal references, but I am at a loss on how to cover the lack of employer references. Do you have any suggestions?…

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Career Management Basics

2008-07-14 :: Jason Alba
Length: 5s

Two years ago I was laid off from my job. Before that I never had to be in a job search - in fact, all of my job changes were simply a result of opportunities that found me. This means I never knew the stress, amount of time required, level of detail to manage, or pre-preparation that would go into my job search.…

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Training

2008-07-14 :: Joan Lloyd
Length: 6s

Dear Joan: I'm looking for information regarding how to train those people who are used to mentor new employees. These folks do one-to-one, hands-on training of new employees, with the goal of teaching specific tasks related to their jobs. Can you recommend anything? Thank you.…

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Career Management Basics

2008-07-14 :: Jason Alba
Length: 5s

Two years ago I was laid off from my job. Before that I never had to be in a job search - in fact, all of my job changes were simply a result of opportunities that found me. This means I never knew the stress, amount of time required, level of detail to manage, or pre-preparation that would go into my job search.…

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The Flinch

2008-07-07 :: Jack Chapman
Length: 8s

What's a... - Four-letter word - You use every day - With no vowels - Not found in the dictionary - And when used correctly in negotiations will put dollars in your pocket every time?…

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Avenues For Employee Complaints Seem to Be Closed

2008-07-07 :: Dan Bobinski
Length: 6s

Recently I had the privilege of attending a workshop presented by Patricia Latham Ball, a principal at Management Northwest, which is a legal resource for employers. Ball is a former Ada County (Idaho) Deputy Prosecutor in employment law who determined it would be more noble to help companies steer clear of trouble rather than prosecute them for getting into it.…

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The Flinch

2008-07-07 :: Jack Chapman
Length: 8s

What's a... - Four-letter word - You use every day - With no vowels - Not found in the dictionary - And when used correctly in negotiations will put dollars in your pocket every time?…

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Change Your Future

2008-06-30 :: Deborah Brown-Volkman
Length: 4s

Are you focused on the past or the potential your future holds? Many people can't let go of something that happened A long time ago. Maybe it was a conversation you had, or didn't have. Maybe it was a project you should have taken, or one that you let pass by. Maybe it was something you said on an interview, or didn't say. Everyone has "something" in their career that they wish they could change. So, know that you are not alone. It's not what happened that matters most now, but what you do going forward.…

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Accountability

2008-06-30 :: Dr. Lois Frankel
Length: 6s

February's tips come from Corporate Coaching International's Managing Partner, Dr. Pam Erhardt. Having spent part of her career managing a department of nearly 600 employees at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Pam knows first-hand about the challenges of holding staff accountable for meeting goals and achieving outstanding performance. …

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Change Your Future

2008-06-30 :: Deborah Brown-Volkman
Length: 4s

Are you focused on the past or the potential your future holds? Many people can't let go of something that happened A long time ago. Maybe it was a conversation you had, or didn't have. Maybe it was a project you should have taken, or one that you let pass by. Maybe it was something you said on an interview, or didn't say. Everyone has "something" in their career that they wish they could change. So, know that you are not alone. It's not what happened that matters most now, but what you do going forward.…

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Resume Mistakes Can Cost You The Job

2008-06-23 :: Robin Ryan
Length: 6s

Recently I was assisting an employer with the hiring process and reviewed many resumes that were sent in. I couldn't help but be concerned that so many people are not having any job search success because they are using a very poor resume to represent themselves to potential employers. A poor resume drags out a search for new employment.…

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Resume Mistakes Can Cost You The Job

2008-06-23 :: Robin Ryan
Length: 6s

Recently I was assisting an employer with the hiring process and reviewed many resumes that were sent in. I couldn't help but be concerned that so many people are not having any job search success because they are using a very poor resume to represent themselves to potential employers. A poor resume drags out a search for new employment.…

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Career Management Basics - You Know Them, Do You Practice Them

2008-06-23 :: Jason Alba
Length: 5s

Two years ago I was laid off from my job. Before that I never had to be in a job search - in fact, all of my job changes were simply a result of opportunities that found me. This means I never knew the stress, amount of time required, level of detail to manage, or pre-preparation that would go into my job search.…

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Career Success

2008-06-16 :: Terry Arndt
Length: 6s

What Did You Say? A college education has been long regarded as essential to getting the best jobs available - and that is still true today. Yet, employers are demanding more from their new college recruits! …

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How Employees Disengage and Quit

2008-06-16 :: Leigh Branham
Length: 9s

If we make it a point to know why they quit, then why do we care about how they quit? A good question deserves a good answer. Understanding the way employees gradually lose their enthusiasm and begin to disengage helps us read the signs sooner. The best news--everyone who is charged with leading people can interrupt the disengagement process NOW and salvage key talent at critical, predictable points along the decision path to departure...…

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Career Success

2008-06-16 :: Terry Arndt
Length: 6s

What Did You Say? A college education has been long regarded as essential to getting the best jobs available - and that is still true today. Yet, employers are demanding more from their new college recruits! …

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Online Career Networking

2008-06-09 :: Alison Doyle
Length: 6s

Your job search/career network includes the people who can help you find a new job, get a promotion, change careers, get a client, give you a recommendation, or who are willing to assist you in any one of a number of ways. In many cases, all you have to do is ask. It can include colleagues, clients, friends, and just about anyone who might be able to assist you, either now or in the future.…

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How to Kill Morale and Birth an Exodus

2008-06-09 :: Dan Bobinski
Length: 6s

The story you're about to read is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent. My purpose for writing this is so that by reading it, people might learn what not to do…

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Online Career Networking

2008-06-09 :: Alison Doyle
Length: 6s

Your job search/career network includes the people who can help you find a new job, get a promotion, change careers, get a client, give you a recommendation, or who are willing to assist you in any one of a number of ways. In many cases, all you have to do is ask. It can include colleagues, clients, friends, and just about anyone who might be able to assist you, either now or in the future.…

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Avoid a Three-ring Circus with These New Interviewing Strategies

2008-06-02 :: Teena Rose
Length: 7s

I referenced the circus because I just finished another interviewing book that recommends asking for the job before leaving the interview. I can envision up to 15 qualified professionals each asking the interviewer for the job. If each asks for the job, doesn't that make the question null and void ... cross out each other's great gesture? If everyone jumps through the same hoop, performing like a good little circus monkey, what's going to set you apart from other candidates?…

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Build a First-Rate Hiring Process

2008-06-02 :: Bruce Tulgan
Length: 5s

How does your organization get the right person in the right place at the right time? Whether you build these capabilities internally or you look for an outside vendor, these are the key steps in a first-rate hiring process…

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Avoid a Three-ring Circus with These New Interviewing Strategies

2008-06-02 :: Teena Rose
Length: 7s

I referenced the circus because I just finished another interviewing book that recommends asking for the job before leaving the interview. I can envision up to 15 qualified professionals each asking the interviewer for the job. If each asks for the job, doesn't that make the question null and void ... cross out each other's great gesture? If everyone jumps through the same hoop, performing like a good little circus monkey, what's going to set you apart from other candidates?…

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How To Write An Interview Thank You Letter

2008-05-27 :: Judi Perkins
Length: 5s

Sending a thank you letter is as important as interview preparation. But they're tough to write, so people either tell themselves that not sending one doesn't matter, or they procrastinate until it's too late and almost pointless anyway. Anyone who tells themselves that foregoing a fundamental rule of etiquette doesn't matter, not only taints themselves in the mind of the interviewer, but misses two additional opportunities to sell. …

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How do I Deal with the Queen Bee Syndrome

2008-05-27 :: Joan Lloyd
Length: 4s

Dear Joan: How do I deal with the Queen Bee Syndrome? I work in HR. My boss consistently places the blame rather than solve the problem. There are not any hard, written procedures on how to deal with various scenarios to provide direction on completing reports or objectives. She does not trust me, and I am losing trust with her secreting information from me that which is a part of my job. Somehow, I see the tactics as insecurity on her part and a way of protecting her position. The CFO stated recently that he does not want any "Turf Wars." I do not believe that he is aware of how my boss is handling the situation. The turf seems to be getting more difficult every day.…

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How To Write An Interview Thank You Letter

2008-05-27 :: Judi Perkins
Length: 5s

Sending a thank you letter is as important as interview preparation. But they're tough to write, so people either tell themselves that not sending one doesn't matter, or they procrastinate until it's too late and almost pointless anyway. Anyone who tells themselves that foregoing a fundamental rule of etiquette doesn't matter, not only taints themselves in the mind of the interviewer, but misses two additional opportunities to sell. …

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Resume Writing 101

2008-05-20 :: Peter Newfield
Length: 6s

Interviewing: First Impression is critical First impressions are critical to a successful interview. Make sure to be on time, maintain eye contact, answer questions honestly, and be confident. These are key to making a good and lasting impression. Make sure the impression that is left is the one that will get you the job.…

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What Gardening and Managing Have in Common

2008-05-20 :: Dan Bobinski
Length: 6s

Young workers have high expectations (see last week's tip). They expect more feedback, more access to their managers, and more flexibility. Provide effective team leadership, and they can be highly productive workers. Here are some strategies that work: * Have frequent 1:1 meetings. * Elicit their opinions * Explain your decision-making process. * Give challenging assignments * Provide guidance rather than directives. * Allow the freedom to do their work when and how they choose while meeting high standards. * Provide opportunities and challenges * Get them the training they need. …

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Resume Writing 101

2008-05-20 :: Peter Newfield
Length: 6s

Interviewing: First Impression is critical First impressions are critical to a successful interview. Make sure to be on time, maintain eye contact, answer questions honestly, and be confident. These are key to making a good and lasting impression. Make sure the impression that is left is the one that will get you the job.…

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Should I Include My Salary Requirements In My Cover Letter

2008-05-13 :: Heather Eagar
Length: 4s

In most normal cases, you should not include your salary expectation in cover letters unless you have very good reason for doing so. This may be when a recruiter contacts you after seeing your resume somewhere, such as an online job board. In this particular case, then it is okay to reveal your salary expectations early, in order to avoid wasting your time and theirs. However, barring this one difference, you should just write the cover letter as you normally would.…

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Earning respect from a lone-wolf manager

2008-05-13 :: Joan Lloyd
Length: 6s

I have a situation where a co-worker is trying to poison my direct reports behind my back. The same person has tried to bad mouth me to his own direct reports, HR and even top management. What works in my favor is that every time he has done that the top management, my direct report and HR have themselves told me about it and reinstated the fact that they don't believe a thing of what he said. …

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Should I Include My Salary Requirements In My Cover Letter

2008-05-13 :: Heather Eagar
Length: 4s

In most normal cases, you should not include your salary expectation in cover letters unless you have very good reason for doing so. This may be when a recruiter contacts you after seeing your resume somewhere, such as an online job board. In this particular case, then it is okay to reveal your salary expectations early, in order to avoid wasting your time and theirs. However, barring this one difference, you should just write the cover letter as you normally would.…

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Interview Etiquette

2008-05-05 :: Robin Ryan
Length: 7s

Do you know what is appropriate to wear to a job interview? What to say or do to impress and not turn off an employer? Interview etiquette is an often overlooked but important part of job search success.…

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Do You Know How To Delight Your Staff

2008-05-05 :: Andrew Rondeau
Length: 4s

The success of an organization does not solely depend on management but on the work of its staff as well. An employee that enjoys his or her position and feels rewarded by their efforts will ultimately be the most successful in their careers and the most beneficial to the company. …

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Interview Etiquette

2008-05-05 :: Robin Ryan
Length: 7s

Do you know what is appropriate to wear to a job interview? What to say or do to impress and not turn off an employer? Interview etiquette is an often overlooked but important part of job search success.…

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Top Resume Writing Tips

2008-04-28 :: Jason Kay
Length: 6s

It's been said that you only get one chance to make a good first impression. People meeting you for the first time will make some type of judgment based upon your appearance, the circumstances of meeting and more. Just as this saying is true for a face to face meeting, it also goes for your resume as well. Potential employers will make a judgment about your skills and abilities based upon the first impression - which is more than likely your professional resume.…

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Top Resume Writing Tips

2008-04-28 :: Jason Kay
Length: 6s

It's been said that you only get one chance to make a good first impression. People meeting you for the first time will make some type of judgment based upon your appearance, the circumstances of meeting and more. Just as this saying is true for a face to face meeting, it also goes for your resume as well. Potential employers will make a judgment about your skills and abilities based upon the first impression - which is more than likely your professional resume.…

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Why Do We Hire Good People, Then Squelch Them

2008-04-28 :: Dan Bobinski
Length: 5s

In your effort to find good employees, you may use some type of formal screening process. Perhaps you spend a lot of money on head hunters to find top-skilled applicants, those who are the best match for the opening you have. …

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From 'Just A Job' To Your Dream Career

2008-04-23 :: Deborah Brown-Volkman
Length: 5s

Are you in a career you love, or in a job you are tolerating? What's the difference? If you're working strictly to earn a paycheck to pay the bills, you have a job. If your days are filled with passion and delight for the work you do, you have a dream career.…

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When your office has an out-of-control Diva

2008-04-23 :: Joan Lloyd
Length: 6s

I have an interesting situation in my department. My issue involves a coworker in another area of the department - while her work impacts my operational area directly, I am the manager now responsible and accountable for this operational area, having joined the department two months ago. One of the first things several others (including my boss) told me after joining the team is that this employee is an office diva.…

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From 'Just A Job' To Your Dream Career

2008-04-23 :: Deborah Brown-Volkman
Length: 5s

Are you in a career you love, or in a job you are tolerating? What's the difference? If you're working strictly to earn a paycheck to pay the bills, you have a job. If your days are filled with passion and delight for the work you do, you have a dream career.…

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Why Do You Need a Resume

2008-04-14 :: Peter Newfield
Length: 4s

You've been working your way up to positions of increased responsibility over the past 15 years, you are widely known within your industry, and you have even been quoted in trade and business publications on changes in the economic markets and consumer trends. So why do you need a resume?…

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Why Do You Need a Resume

2008-04-14 :: Peter Newfield
Length: 4s

You've been working your way up to positions of increased responsibility over the past 15 years, you are widely known within your industry, and you have even been quoted in trade and business publications on changes in the economic markets and consumer trends. So why do you need a resume?…

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Communication Negative Feedback

2008-04-14 :: Dr. Dennis O'Grady
Length: 7s

While flying with my brother in his private plane in Florida, I noticed that, through his headset which was tuned to the airfield's control tower, Al was receiving several kinds of corrective feedback and information about how to fly correctly into and around the area. Now, my brother is a very seasoned pilot, so I was interested to hear him calmly repeat the corrective instructions then follow them without a fuss.…

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How to Train Yourself for a New Job

2008-04-07 :: Heather Eagar
Length: 3s

If you've been looking for a job for any length of time, you'll notice there are many out there beyond your level of expertise. Why is that? Is it because of your education? Your lack of experience? If you want to move ahead in your career, sometimes you need to make yourself more marketable. How exactly can you do that?…

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Leadership - This Is How It's Done

2008-04-07 :: Andrew Rondeau
Length: 4s

It may appear that all great motivational managers know the secrets to improving an employees performance. But what these great managers know is no secret at all: everything you ever needed to know about enhancing the productivity of your staff is actually contained in a few simple techniques that are guaranteed to increase the efficiency of your department/service/business.…

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How to Train Yourself for a New Job

2008-04-07 :: Heather Eagar
Length: 3s

If you've been looking for a job for any length of time, you'll notice there are many out there beyond your level of expertise. Why is that? Is it because of your education? Your lack of experience? If you want to move ahead in your career, sometimes you need to make yourself more marketable. How exactly can you do that?…

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