Why You Should Always Be Getting and Keeping in Touch
by Rich Jones - May, 2013
Yesterday I put the finishing touches on a job description (JD) for an HR Intern — a position I’ll lead the recruiting on. The timing couldn’t be better given what I’ve been thinking and writing about lately. When I added the last pieces to the JD, my first thought wasn’t “where can I post this job?” It was “who do I know for this job?” Then I wondered which Twitter followers, Facebook friends, or blog readers might be in...
Are You Stuck In The Job Search Fog?
by Lisa Adams - May, 2013
What does it feel like to be in a job search fog? Do you remember a time when you were in a physical fog, by a lake, at the airport, or on the highway? When you are moving in a vehicle such as a car or boat and a sudden fog comes in – it can be terrifying can’t it? You are moving forward but you suddenly lose your sense of direction. This has happened to me at various times. Once I was sailing and a wall of fog came in. We...
How To Make Your Boss Love You
by David Couper - May, 2013
How to make your boss love you Find out what makes your boss likes and give it to him or her (a lot). Don’t assume that it’s details, or positive feedback or a daily Frappuccino. Be a detective and find out what the boss loves and provide regularly. Think about who your end customer is. Instead of sending an email that just pleases your boss, think about if this is something they are going to give to their boss, to the C...
How To Network Naturally
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - May, 2013
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This Shakespearean quote resonates as I ponder the value of networking. If only networking were under the guise of a different name. Personally, I bristle when someone uses the word, ‘networking,’ an odd reaction considering the line of work I am in. I use the term, because of its universal appeal, but sparingly, as I believe there are better ways to articulate how to forge,...
How Important Are the First 30 Seconds in a Job Interview?
by Louise Garver - May, 2013
How important are the first 30 seconds in a job interview? Have you ever thought about what a prospective employer/recruiter can find out about you in the first 30 seconds of meeting you? They can determine if you: Value the interviewer’s time It is common knowledge that most hiring managers are overworked. You might be one of them and understand that time is a very valuable asset when hiring new employees. When you (...
Poor Speaking Skills Versus Job Search Success and Career Advancement
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2013
Have you ever had to listen for long to someone whose voice seemed in imminent danger of fading out completely or was annoyingly laced with “umms” or “you know” or other meaningless verbal fillers? If so, you can probably relate to an article I just read, “Is This How You Really Talk?” (in The Wall Street Journal online). Author Sue Shellenbarger states that “new research shows the sound of a person’s voice strongly influe...
What Will You Earn When You Graduate?
by Bob Roth - May, 2013
You probably know students who say that they do not care what they earn, as long as they are doing something they love. However, you also know that money matters. When you graduate and start working, the money you earn is what you will live on and pay your bills with. How much money will you need each month to live the life that you would like? What would your life be like if your earned $1000, $2000, $3000, $4000, $5000 o...
Work-Life Balance: Seriously?
by Kelly Gurnett - May, 2013
“Work-life balance” has an aura of myth around it—like a unicorn that grants wishes or a bathing suit that fits in all the rights places, is comfortable, and allows you to do basic movements—like, you know, swimming. (Sorry, can you tell I’m contemplating bathing suit season?) We’d like to think work-life balance exists, because we’d all desperately love to have it. But in our heart of hearts, most of us have a creeping sus...
by John E. Kobara - Apr, 2013
Nobody should be the victim of their own resume. Odds are you have neglected your resume. It is a poor reflection of who you are, what you have done and where you are going. I see so many horrific resumes! This is your key marketing and networking document whether you like it or not. Once you come to grips with the fact that this document will probably determine how your career path goes, hopefully you will spend more time...
Hire for Humility
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Apr, 2013
The ability to select, motivate, develop, and retain top people is critical to a company’s success. If you want to build a company where people love to work you have to know how to hire and keep great people. Unfortunately, a poor hire can cost a company a great deal of money and cause undue distress and wasted time for everyone involved. Great companies and managers start with optimistic, change-resilient, and committed p...
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