How To Answer Teamwork Interview Questions
by Scot Herrick - Dec, 2009
Every person hired works on a team so teamwork interview questions are logical and expected. Candidates often answer teamwork interview questions with "willing to work long hours" or "willing to help a person on my team" answers -- and fail. Instead of answering with what you are willing to do for the team, answer with how you make the team better. You deliver quality work so your team can count on you What's the wors...
17 Questions - Are Employees Depressed?
by Rebecca Ryan - Dec, 2009
“He who runs behind truck is exhausted, he who runs in front of truck is tired.” - Anonymous The Great Recession has two victims: employees who have been laid-off and are chasing the truck (a job), and employees who still have their jobs and are pumpin’ their legs like crazy, trying to stay ahead of it. According to Dave Ulrich, HR guru and author of the classic text, Human Resource Champions, depression sets in when a...
Extra Effort Required To Attract and Retain 25-34 Year Olds: A Tale of Ten Cities
by Rebecca Ryan - Dec, 2009
A study published for the International Regions Benchmarking Consortium has once again underscored the urgency for cities to develop a solid talent strategy. The study confirms a great deal of existing research - the people most likely to migrate are young, single, and college-educated. 25-34 year olds have graduated and have a good idea where their career is going, but haven’t yet formed deep roots in a community. This is ...
Polish Your Brand During the Holidays
by Kris Parfitt - Dec, 2009
There are many questions being asked this time of year about what is expected and/or appropriate actions towards professional peers and colleagues during the holidays. Do you give your boss a gift? Is it OK to bring baked goods to the office? Can I bring a date to the office party? How professional should I dress for the company’s holiday party? All these and the many more questions of professional etiquette during the holiday...
Expert Techniques to Make Your Resume Sparkle This Holiday Season
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Dec, 2009
This holiday season, don't halt your job search. Instead, equip yourself with the best job search marketing tools and strategize your job hunt. One of the things you can do is revamp your resume so that it's attractive and professionally branded. Please know, however, that while I'll be equipping you with formatting/visual techniques, your resume's content is the bottom line and it needs to be 1. RELEVANT, 2. MARKETING-ORIENTE...
Two Costly Job-Search Misconceptions and How to Avoid Them
by Kevin Donlin - Dec, 2009
If you’ve been struggling to find work this year, you’ve got company. While the pace of job losses slowed last month, with payrolls declining by 11,000 positions in November 2009, the length of the average job search actually surged, to 28.5 weeks of average unemployment -- the worst in more than 10 years. So, times continue to be tough. And times may stay tough, if you’re laboring under two of the most common and co...
'Help, I have 4 job offers!' Evaluating offers, Career Decision Making and Employee Motivation
by Sharon Cohen - Dec, 2009
True story of how one of my clients hit the Career jackpot! Last Thursday, one of my clients, who is a Graduate MBA student called me. He sounded very anxious on the phone and requested an Emergency Career Counseling session. My first thought was, “oh no, it must be bad news.” But then he told me he has 4 offers, 3 of which are for full time work and 1 of which is for a full time internship! However, these were “exploding o...
Beware of the Great Business Sabotager - the Holidays!
by Bernadette Boas - Dec, 2009
For a lot of businesses the holidays bring the last minute rush of sales before the year comes to a close. For other businesses and their owners the holidays create distractions for them that the ringing of the cash register doesn’t seem to help. Here are a few distractions (or what I call excuses) that I hear from clients, prospects, colleagues, and anyone else who is looking to postpone activities: • “Businesses sto...
If You Build It, Success Will Come
by Todd Rhoad - Dec, 2009
The greatest challenge to those seeking success is an inability to adopt the concept that a career must be built. It isn’t given or found. In this post, I’ll share some insight into how you can use your tools and talents to build the career of your dreams. I’ve always felt that success is the intersection of preparedness and opportunity. You can spend your whole life training and educating yourself, but if you are never ...
Six Steps for Product Marketing Me: Strategy for the 'Unpublished' Job Market
by Rob Taub - Dec, 2009
The best way to introduce yourself to a company with which you would like to work, find a company for which you think you’d like to work or to target companies for the purpose of networking into a position, openings notwithstanding, is to know the “What, where and how you can help the company”. I can give you a better-than-even chance of getting in the door to introduce yourself and possibly creating a job which is right for y...
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