Take this Prize or Wait for Door #3 in Your Job Search?
by Harry Urschel - Nov, 2013
One of the most difficult things for a job seeker to deal with, is when job offers don’t come at the same time! In an ideal world, you would receive all potential offers on the same day. You could lay them out on your dining room table, create your pro/con lists, and make the most rational decision of which offer to accept. The reality, in the vast majority of cases, is that an offer comes, and other potential offers ar...
The Key to a LinkedIn Summary for Job Seekers
by Lorrie Boyer - Nov, 2013
When it comes creating an effective LinkedIn Profile, every detail counts. As I teach the job seekers in my Work Skills classes, You only get a few seconds to wow the potential employer. You only get a few seconds to make that first impression. This is your first introduction and the first glimpse of you for the employer, so make it count! Your LinkedIn summary differs a slightly from the resume summary in that you can use...
Is Amazing Performance Really Amazing? What to Do About Meaningless Words.
by Dawn Lennon - Nov, 2013
Have you noticed how amazing everyone is these day? If not, just listen. Somehow we’ve become surrounded by all these amazing people who do amazing work with amazing colleagues in amazing places during these amazing times. Someone may be saying that you’re amazing too. By definition, to be amazing means one needs to affect others with great wonder, to astonish. That means creating great surprise or marvel (ye...
Working More Creatively for Better Results
by Adrienne Erin - Nov, 2013
It’s a popular saying in offices across the country: “Work smarter, not harder.” But what exactly does that mean? With more people working 40-plus hours a week, and the endless variations of how to work remotely, whether it’s from your home office, your neighborhood café, or, yes, even your car, these may not always be the best choices. Sometimes, in the push to be almost superhuman in your daily tasks, it’s important...
About.me – Build Your Online Image & Personal Brand
by Michelle Dumas - Nov, 2013
The marketing of products and services is all about building brand identification. So, too, is personal marketing, whether you’re looking for a job or otherwise advancing your professional career. Gone are the days when you could rely on just your resume and some good old-fashioned references to get you where you wanted to go. Today, building your personal brand requires creativity, attention to detail and extensive use of...
The Most Important Trait Among Successful People Will Surprise You
by Danny Rubin - Nov, 2013
Hey, super-smart people. Got some news for you. During a recent TED Talk, psychologist Angela Lee Duckworth says while intelligence matters, a high IQ is not the greatest predictor of success. Duckworth says the key is to have grit or determination, the willingness to push through even when the odds are against us. OK, grit matters more than any other talent or trait. That means a great deal for our own careers, esp...
How A LinkedIn Profile Can Benefit You As A Job Candidate:
by Lorrie Boyer - Nov, 2013
Here are some tips how you can use a LinkedIn Profile account to leverage your job seeking and networking strategies. These tips address both the job seeker and the employer looking for people like you: LinkedIn enables you to reconnect with former co-workers and contacts, which are leads to a future job. Many jobs are only announced on LinkedIn. A well crafted, mindful LinkedIn Profile will attract recruiters. If a recr...
7 Ways to Maximize Commuting Time
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2013
The average American professional spends over an hour a day commuting. For most, that time involves listening to music, reading the paper, staring out the window, or sleeping. However, whether you drive or take public transportation to the office, your goal should be to leverage your commuting time so that you can spend fewer hours working. Here are some recommendations to that effect. 1. Listen to industry podcasts or...
Not Everyone Needs to be an Executive
by Georgia Adamson - Nov, 2013
The employment trend for years has been to encourage (urge?) everyone to go for a college degree focused on a non-trades career. In fact, skilled trades stopped being even considered as a career path by many people, and those individuals who did choose such a goal have often been looked-down-on. However, that view could need to change drastically and sooner than you might think. Should Everyone Target Senior Management?...
The OFCCP Digest Volume 3, Issue 11
by Local JobNetwork™ - Nov, 2013
Volume 3, Issue 11 The staff at LocalJobNetwork.com wishes you a wonderful holiday season! Thank you to the many experts who contributed to the success of The OFCCP Digest this past year and to the numerous readers who find this publication a helpful resource. This is the last issue of The OFCCP...
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