Posts made in April, 2012

Evolving thoughts on work hours

Somewhere in the history of the universe, we got this notion in the workplace that a person needs to be at his/her desk from 8 to 5 in order to be a productive employee. Then, that idea evolved into the concept of the more hours a person works, the more committed he/she is to the project at hand, the company, etc. Neither is exactly right. It’s all dependent upon the type of work and what needs to be done. I’m really excited to see some super successful people starting to speak out and say that it’s OK to leave work at 5:30 and not burn the midnight oil. I’m glad I work for a company that has a corporate culture that allows our employees to leave...

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Job Fair Success

I recently worked a job fair and let’s just say that not all of the candidates were as prepared as they should have been. A few candidates mentioned that the job fair was the first they had attended and they didn’t know what to expect. I’m hoping my article and video on CAREEREALISM helps at least a few candidates navigate this unfamiliar territory. Here’s a link to the article and video.

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I’m now on Wizpert

I’ve joined a great online network of consulting and coaching professionals called Wizpert.  If you have Skype access and ever need a question answered, you can click the “Call me on Wizpert” button on my homepage or contact page. I’m available to answer career and interviewing questions, time management concerns and lots more! Please take advantage of this new service.

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Voters concerned with job creation

Interesting infographic and data from a recent Glassdoor.com survey: Glassdoor Survey Reveals More Than One-Third of Americans Feel a Change in the White House Would Be Positive for Job Creation  Getting Americans Back to Work’ Tops List of Jobs-Related Issues Voters Want to See Presidential Candidates Focus On, Though Priorities for Men & Women Differ SAUSALITO, Calif. – (April 23, 2012) ­– Glassdoor, the leading social jobs and career community, has released the results of a new survey1 conducted online on its behalf by Ipsos Media, revealing how Americans think the results of the upcoming presidential election will affect job creation, and which issues...

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Resume no-no’s

As a recruiter, there are certain things on resumes that make me cringe. They include: photos of the candidate marital status hobbies typos and grammatical errors It turns out that I’m not the only one irritated by these items. Check out this list from CareerBuilder.

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