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There is only one thing more painful than being unemployed: The eye numbing job search one must embark on to find a new job. Chin up, it does not have to be a bad time. If you are moving in the direction of a career that truly makes you happy, it can even be exhilarating. There are some important tips …
James Franco has become the ultimate celebrity, changing what it means to have celebrity status. His latest project is a novel called Actors Anonymous, which he loosely based off of the format of Alcoholics Anonymous’ twelve step program. This book is the follow up to his 2010 collection of short stories called Palo Alto, which was his first published written …
Tim Tebow apparently has no intention of succumbing to the possibility of walking away from the NFL permanently. Unfortunately, no team has placed an offer on the table, welcoming him back to the gridiron. However, there was a recent proposal placed on the table. The only problem is that the team isn’t in the NFL, let alone in the United …
With the Fall pilot season underway, there has been lots of chatter and reviews about NBC’s new “CIA agent” actress Katherine Heigl. However, the reviews she’s been receiving aren’t hardly plausible for her onscreen performances. Her attitude is the crux of the problem. The old saying, “All publicity is good publicity”, doesn’t quite ring true where Heigl is concerned these …
What Makes 100%? That’s easy. The complete version of anyhting is the 100% mark. But what does it mean to give MORE than 100%? Ever wonder about those people who say they are giving more than 100%? Is it even possible?
We have all been to those meetings where someone wants you to give over 100%. They might not come right out to say it, but you still understand th emessage clearly. How about achieving 103%? Basic math would refute the idea that giving more than 100% is impossible, right? Wrong.
Jenna Jameson announced to a stunned audience at the Adult Video News Awards in Las Vegas that she will never perform in a porn film again.
Here is her announcement:
Today’s question comes from Joe Tao who asks:
“Is it a truth, based on your experience, that anyone can make a living blogging if they understand how SEO works”
OK it’s a bit of a big question, but the short answer is yes. However you will need to have a game plan, and here’s how I’d approach the problem.
Is tackling talent management one of your goals this year? Employees are becoming more demanding, and topping their list is professional growth and development.
The Internet plays a key role in many peoples lives. It can entertain and educate. It has also changed the landscape for both job seekers and employers. In October of this year there were 2.5 million new postings for available positions on job search sites or in online newspapers according to the Conference Board. The number marks a 28 percent increase from a year ago.
So, you finally had that job interview. You know the one. The interview you tried so hard to land. The interview for which you prepared so hard? The interview you know you nailed? It’s all over. You can sit back, relax, and wait for the phone to ring with a job offer. Right? Wrong!
Sun Tzu’s “Art of War” has been profoundly discussed by academics and historians since its publication. It has also been widely used in implementing marketing strategies, in project management, in combat operations, in politics, and in any field that requires strategic planning and implementation.
Technical skills have little value if you have poor soft skills. Don’t get me wrong, your tech expertise matters. But don’t be fooled by your tech skills. King of Linux, champion of Oracle? You’ve got it made, right? Give me a break! Tech skills alone are no guarantee of success.
The motto “Be prepared,” isn’t just great advice for Boy Scouts; it’s also great career advice. You never know when the perfect career opportunity will present itself. If a recruiter called you today with your dream job, would you be prepared to send out an up-to-date resume right away?
Do you cringe when you look at your resume through the eyes of a prospective employer, afraid the wide range of jobs listed will disqualify you?
Does the prospect of starting a new career seem daunting? Are you unwilling to wade through the Monster.com inundation? If so, perhaps there is another career utility offering the services you desire.
Achieving excellence in our work is an integral part of feeling genuinely satisfied in life. We want our careers or businesses to blossom, making us financially secure and content with our achievements. Here are seven stepping-stones that lead to career growth and excellence.
Aptitude tests measure your skills, abilities, values, interests and personality in order to help you determine which careers you might be best suited for and eliminate those that you are not.
These days we talk about doing business in the global knowledge economy. Is learning optional? What really is the value of learning? As the knowledge aspect of the phrase implies, learning is at the core of all we do. New technology means we must learn to make use and take advantage of these new tools. Knowledge is a key requirement in Information Technology. This applies to all – IT professionals and users.
Have you ever seen a newcomer to the workplace work her/his way from “new face” to “promoted face”?
You might think that all of the A-list internet bloggers have a nice life, right. People like …
Information is coming at us from all directions nowadays.
Changing careers could be one of the best decisions you make in your life. It may also be one of the more difficult things you will do. Creating a self-inventory and doing some basic preparation can make a big difference in the way you view yourself and as a result how others see you. Here are five tips to help you weave your way through your transition.
1. Differentiate yourself using a Personal Value Proposition. A PVP a description of how your unique mixture of five key elements creates and/or adds value for an organization and the people in it. A personal examination of these elements reminds you of all the strong, positive things you bring to the table and it points out the gaps you need to close before you can position yourself more effectively. Examine each element separately, combine all the data and created a succinct summary of what you have to offer.
You return to your office from an afternoon meeting and decide to check e-mail. You wonder where your day went after spending hours downloading messages, reading some, deleting others, crafting replies and filing those that you want to work on later. Your e-mail box was full when you arrived at work this morning and tomorrow promises to be no different.
Work at home mom of three, Michele Barber of www.ChelesTreasures.com, has been making printed promotional products for direct sales representatives since April of 2002. Chele’s Treasures offers affordable alternatives to corporate printing prices and graphical restrictions. All Michele’s designs are original and created on her computer, so direct sales consultants don’t have to worry about copyright infringements or any other disruptions to their marketing efforts.
Do you really want to improve your career? Or change careers altogether? Are you tired of all the internet “gurus” telling you that all you have to do is sell their products to get rich? That’s not what I’m here to do. Let’s face it, some people are not meant to run an online business. Some people don’t even care about getting rich. But everyone wants to be happy in their career. In this article I will show you some tools to help you achieve that goal. None of these are new ideas, but I hope that putting them all together in one place will be as useful to you as it was to me.
Career planning is the first step for success with your career. Unfortunately, many professionals are not in control of their careers as they simply watch their careers unfold, not knowing how they will attain their career goals or what they want to achieve. Career planning is never too late. IT Managers, Professionals, trainees, newcomers or Chief Information Officers (CIO) all need to take a look into the future.
Sometimes the answer is right under your nose.
Articles published in newspapers, magazines, journals, and websites can be an invaluable source for opportunity. Think of them as a roadmap to helping you get the job you want or potential new clients.
Many people go through their daily lives feeling overwhelmed. There are so many things to do and there never seems to be enough time or energy to do them all. Is this how you feel about your business, career, or life?
What are your IT Career and Certification expectations for year 2004? While certifications can give you an edge, going for just any certification doesn’t help. What is your career focus? New or old activities, what is your focus? New does not always translate to good or wise. It makes sense to review and analyze trends that will affect your career in 2004.
Are there really viable work at home jobs out there? This is a question that I’m asked almost daily. The fact is, there are most definitely careers that can be done from your home and there are people who are actually successful in those jobs. One of the fastest growing industries happens to be one that can be done from home: Medical Transcription.
This article describes effective methods for career development and points to helpful online services. Overview of job banks and employment services, self marketing, resume tips creation, cover letter, interview with employer tips, part time jobs, services offering online job and more.
Want to break into a good web job?
The days when a high school graduate could step into a lower- level web design job are over, according to Jennifer Laycock, forum administrator for JimWorld.com. Entry-level web positions require a much wider skill set than was the case five years ago. However, there is good news for the newcomer. Plenty of opportunities are opening up for industrious self- starters who look for work in all the right places.
Working in the career industry, I see literally hundreds of resumes and hundreds of people on a regular basis, and I’m never short of amazed and fascinated at the degree of talent, training, and expertise out there. And then I ask myself, “If there are so many above-average people out there, why are so many getting below-average results in their career?” If I could answer this question, I thought, I’d have the basis for a very good article (if I could bottle it, I could make millions and retire!).
In my book “Eleven Leadership Tips For Supervisors,” I offer a number of helpful hints and follow up questions for the reader to reflex upon. “Who Am I” is the title of chapter three. Work environment, health, wellness, spiritual and other personal questions are raised. The last question in this chapter is “how are all these things affecting your leadership style and effectiveness?” I conclude the chapter by stating “leaders do their best if they are taking care of themselves.” Striking a balance between your personal and professional life is the key.
There is great ongoing interest in the subject of stress. In my work helping people create new career and life paths, stress is the very first issue we embark upon in many cases. It is a huge problem that is overlooked by too many workplaces, as well as individuals.
Last time we were discussing, “Now, Discover Your Strengths,” (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0743201140/susandunnmome-20) by Buckingham and Clifton.
These two management experts propose the theory that if you work in your strength areas, you can perform consistently and effortlessly at a near perfect level and find great satisfaction without a whole lot of stress.
There are few things that make us as miserable as hating what we do, and it’s impossible to be excellent at something you dislike. How do you solve this problem? How do you figure out what you were meant to do … what makes you shine?
A career is the sum total of all of your work-related
contributions to society in a lifetime. This includes
time and effort spent to provide goods, services, or
benefit to others. A career includes paid, un-paid,
volunteer, part-time, and full-time positions. Your
career includes many life roles you may not think of:
student, homemaker, babysitter, office worker, doctor,
With the advent of the Internet, more and more people are looking for full- or part-time jobs in Internet-related industries. Needless to say, being able to work at home is ideal for those who can’t find work in their location but who don’t want to relocate. It’s also ideal for those who need to work from their homes, such as mothers with small children or physically challenged individuals.
What’s the secret to dealing with fear? As a skydiver, I’ve confronted significant fear in more than 1,300 jumps, including one over the North Pole. The prospect of a job or career change can be an equally rich source of fear. For some people, this fear can be so powerful that it paralyzes them from taking action. Fear can control, limit and make decisions that hinder your career.
For far too long, we moderns have relied on our analytical/logical brain to make important life decisions. It is my belief that our imaginative/creative brain holds the key to better, smarter and more soulful decisions. This is because the right side of the brain, which loves creativity—taps into your intuitive nature.
Dear Cathy: I want to find a career that will use my many talents and enthusiasms. I’ve taught in adult education programs, directed fund-raising for a nonprofit group, served as a radio talk show host, supervised health care aides, trained as a social worker and directed a children’s summer camp. I love to motivate people who want to learn but I get frustrated by structure and the need to give grades. I am both organized and creative.
Think about all the different people that you chat with on a regular basis. This group most likely includes family, friends, classmates, neighbors, and co-workers. Then, think about the people that you have pleasant, often personal, discussions with from time to time. This group might include your hair stylist, parents at the local baseball field, merchants in your community, or people in your religious community. Next, review any lists or rosters you have for professional organizations, social clubs, or athletic clubs. These lists will help you remember folks you meet occasionally.
It is important to your peace of mind to have a supplemental income while you’re working on starting up your own business. Before you make any decisions, create an inventory of your skills and knowledge. This will be important when you start looking for ways to earn extra cash.
The buzz in the IT industry is usually about hot certifications and hot jobs. Where does an IT Career come in? Having a career in IT involves providing IT service for a living. IT is quite wide with many different fields such as Engineering, Networking, Programming, Database Administration, Web Development and Research. Each of these fields has unique requirements. Choosing a career in any of these fields requires knowledge and information about the nature of the job and its requirements.
“There has also been a lot of spin about how long or short a resume should be. From my perspective as a recruiter, a resume should be as long as necessary. For example, a candidate with five years’ experience should not require a 3-page resume. Or, a candidate with 18 years’ experience should not be reduced to a 1-page resume. Length of resume depends entirely on each individual situation. There is no formula or rule etched in stone. If a recruiter is working with a Ph.D. candidate, then a resume may be 3, 4 or 5 pages, or even longer. So be it. If it’s relevant, promote it. If you’re pontificating, don’t.”
-Tim Dermady, President, ExecutiveFit Recruitment
Let us see what knowledge, skills, talents and strengths YOU require to gain the Winning Edge as you grow in experience and expertise.
When you were a child, did you ever play a game called “king of the hill?” In my childhood neighborhood we had a low sand hill just right for playing king of the hill. A dozen of us would rush to the hill to scramble and push our way to the top. The hill only allowed one person on top-the king, the champ.
Are you feeling stalled in your job-search efforts? Are employers and recruiters ignoring you? Do you wonder what you could do to improve your job-search results? Maybe I can help. As a former headhunter, I am known as “the Career Strategist.” In my work as a career coach and resume writer I am often asked such questions as: How do I find more job leads? How do I know what to put in my resume? Why can’t I get interviews? Are cover letters really important? How do I prepare for my next interview?
In many cities and local communities, spring is career fair season. While these events often prove disappointing, job-seekers who understand how “work” career fairs use these events as powerful networking sessions leading to interviews with future employers. If you are considering attending a job fair soon, you’ll get more out of the event by following these three rules.
Have you ever been caught in career crisis-sudden downsizing that finds you without a job, without prospects for a job, and without contacts who can refer you to jobs? Job seekers in career crisis make decisions based on fear and expediency rather than logic and clear planning. Career management helps one avoid career crisis.