It is difficult in these economic times to avoid talk on the television and radio of the financial crisis we are in or the seemingly hopeless state of the economy. Likewise, unless you are only tuning into the Disney Channel, it is hard to miss the topic of unemployment and how its effects are playing a part in the world today. Now, I recognize that flipping the channel to a show about a teenage alien can be a much-needed reprieve, but only with knowledge can you really find peace.Continue reading »
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Being good at your job is only part of the recipe for success at work. To heat up your career, remember to add these key ingredients:Continue reading »
Should you sell yourself at work? If you want to move up the corporate ladder and get noticed, then yes you should.
At the end of the day, we’re all salespeople no matter what job we do and in virtually all aspects of our life. We sell ourselves to potential employers, potential customers, potential significant others, and potential friends.Continue reading »
LinkedIn.com is a professional networking resource that continues to evolve since its inception nearly seven years ago. Having a LinkedIn profile is a “must have” in 2010 and a few simple reminders on how to effectively use the tool can go a long way toward projecting the image you want to portray to existing and potential contacts/colleagues.
We’ve all heard that you can’t undo a bad first impression — that’s true online as well as in person. Here are seven basic tips to help your LinkedIn profile put its best foot forward:Continue reading »
Businesses of all sizes have made changed and sacrifices to endure the economic fallout experienced during the last 24 months. Cutting costs makes sense from a management perspective with corporate down-sizing, layoffs, and outsourcing of positions. Expectations have risen to do more with less, but “running lean” takes a toll on the human factor, the people talent. Today’s economic climate forces businesses and organizations to make tough choices concerning its employees – which are both one of its greatest assets and its biggest expenses.Continue reading »
Loyalty and tenure: two words that rarely describe employees in today’s businesses. These qualities were once commonplace in a time when pensions were common and identities were associated with a company, not a career choice. Ten, fifteen, twenty years were expected and anything less was frowned upon.Continue reading »
Last night I had an hour-long conversation about teeth. Teeth and the current happenings in the dental world, actually. Believe it or not, it wasn’t the first conversation about teeth that I’ve had. I can’t pretend it’s the most interesting topic ever, but during this conversation, I was riveted.Continue reading »
Have you ever considered working on a contract basis while you are looking for a full-time position? Did you know that almost 40 percent of contract or temporary employees nationwide, according to The American Staffing Association Web site, are eventually hired as full-time employees?Continue reading »
How do you feel about the hiring triangle? Many would say “two’s company, three’s a crowd.”
We can all agree that the bottom line to a company’s success depends on the caliber of its employees, right? So, the number one priority in hiring is getting the most qualified candidate in the job for all parties involved. Or is it?Continue reading »
For those of us in the Midwest, the beginning of the year hit us hard with mounds of snow, inContinue reading »