This Place Changes Everything
by Carla Irwin, Esq. - May, 2011
I just got back from the USBLN 2010 Conference – Aligning Disability with the Bottom Line: Talent, Market Share and Supplier Diversity. I have been to many conferences over the years, but this will be remembered as the one that changed everything for me. I went into this conference with the goal of gaining new insight and knowledge about outreach programs and support for people with disabilities. I did this with the intent...
What to Say After You've Lost Your Job
by Dawn Lennon - May, 2011
Less is more. There's a lot to sort out. Job loss is upending. We generally don't see things clearly, may act in haste, and are likely to say the wrong things. We lose our jobs for different reasons: -Poor performance -Breaking the rules -Reorganization -Downsizings and mergers When our number comes up, the boom comes down in different ways: We may be: -Fired for cause -Asked to resign -Displaced with o...
How to stand out on your resume
by Miriam Salpeter - May, 2011
Almost every resume I see reads like a laundry list of “stuff” the person has done at work. The problem is that everyone applying for the job you seek probably has a similar list of “stuff.” What makes you stand out? Why are you special – why do YOU deserve to win an interview and the job? It certainly isn’t because you were “Responsible for” something or that you were “Recruited to” do something. A prospective employer wan...
3 Questions Interviewees Must Ask or Risk Doom—After Getting the Job!
by Dawn Lennon - May, 2011
Job interviews are the beginning. It’s the moment when we begin our relationship with a future boss. We tend to look at the hiring process like a game show. We’re picked as contestants, and if we answer the questions correctly, we win the prize. The game show winner takes his/her winnings and goes home. When you get the job, however, you’re expected to report to work every day, take direction, complete assignments, and...
Can Blogging Help You Get a Job?
by Lindsey Pollak - May, 2011
According to the Nielsen Company’s BlogPulse, there are over 161 million public blogs in existence. Clearly, writing a blog is an amazingly popular thing to do. But can writing a blog lead to career opportunities? The answer is increasingly yes. When done in a professional way, writing a blog can lead to many benefits in your post-college job search, including real internship and job opportunities. Here are a few of the be...
Evaluate Your Coach Before You Hire
by Wendy Adams - May, 2011
Just as organizations evaluate consultants before hiring them to provide guidance; it is critically important to carefully evaluate a career coach when seeking assistance in your career. Finding the appropriate coach will make all the difference, and can often: 1) increase your chances of finding employment, 2) assist you with promotion opportunities, or 3) get you more money at the negotiation table. Finding the best coach,...
How Corporate Culture Drives Engagement and Accountability
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - May, 2011
Corporate culture is critical to an organization’s success. However, when I ask my clients to describe their culture their description is often very fuzzy. I often facilitate 360 feedback surveys for my executive coaching clients. When I interview the client’s raters I get a pretty clear idea on how employees view the culture at work. Culture can be seen as the context or environment that supports or impedes people being full...
Improve Your Resume with 3 Resume Writing Tricks from Professional Resume Writers
by Marcia Robinson - May, 2011
Professional resume writers can improve the look and value of a resume in a few minutes with these resume writing tricks. Some job seekers can do the same. Although there are definite advantages to using professional resume writers, for content and branding, job seekers can improve their resumes if they apply these three tricks of resume writing trade used by professional resume writers. Need to proof read for errors? Use...
by Nan S. Russell - May, 2011
Since she'd been referred by a good client, I rearranged my schedule to accommodate a phone meeting for what she described as a "pressing decision" about a potential business endeavor I had experience with. The day before our appointment, the call was confirmed and it was verified that she would call my office at the arranged time. When the time arrived and no call came, I was surprised. Fifteen minutes later, still no call...
Viewing Your Employee File
by Randy Enochs - May, 2011
Probably one of things employees often do not know about, at least in Wisconsin, regards their right to view their employee/personnel file. A lot of employees wonder what happens with those yearly reviews, disciplinary write-ups and handbooks and often never see these materials unless they are terminated. In Wisconsin employees are allowed, under law (Wis. Stat. sec. 103.13), to view their personnel file twice per year within...
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