Category Archives: Employment Tips

8 reasons why opportunity never knocks on your door


You’re a hard worker. You stay late at the office and never complain. You’re your boss’ go-to person on big projects and you never let her down. You’re always taking on extra responsibility even when your plate is spilling over. … Continue reading

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Top 10 tips for repairing your credibility

Has your credibility rating taken a hit lately? If you’re honest, you might have to admit to a slip-up or two. Perhaps you were late more times than you would like to admit, you missed several deadlines or you told … Continue reading

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The 5 Cs of recruiting, engaging and retaining staff

Editor’s note: Kim Seeling Smith is a human resources expert and author of the forthcoming book, Mind Reading for Managers: 5 FOCUSed Conversations for Greater Employee Engagement and Productivity. For more information visit http://igniteglobal.com. The war for talent is over … Continue reading

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17 LinkedIn profile must-haves

Editor’s note: Neal Schaffer is the author of Maximize Your Social: A One-Stop Guide to Building a Social Media Strategy for Marketing and Business Success. If you’ve been in today’s job market for more than five minutes, you know that … Continue reading

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The four benefits of investing in yourself

Editor’s note: Walt Grassl is an author, professional speaker and radio show host. For more information visit www.waltgrassl.com. Karl and Bob were good friends when they attended college. After graduation, life happened and they slowly lost contact. They reconnected at … Continue reading

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“His name doesn’t ring a bell” and other job-reference disasters

Many job seekers these days mistakenly believe that former employers are working under a gag order; that company policies prevent them from giving any employment information other than the standard “dates and title.” Unfortunately, this is not always the case. … Continue reading

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You CAN lead through change – 4 steps to help your staff adapt

Editor’s note: Chuck Inman is a leadership and emotional intelligence specialist and founder of Crystal Clear Motivation LLC. “Are you kidding me? Weekly meetings?!” Riley says, questioning why Clint, his boss, was calling for weekly staff meetings instead of the … Continue reading

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Don’t make these top five résumé mistakes

Editor’s note: Jonathan Ciampi is the president and founder of Preptel, a Danville, Calif., employment firm. Did you know that, at most companies: computers read your résumé first, not humans; at least 75 percent of résumés are discarded for using … Continue reading

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Job applicants, you don’t know what clothes you look good in

Editor’s note: Sandy Dumont is a certified image consultant and author. Her latest publication, Color Me Correctly, Please, will be released spring 2013. For more information visit  www.theimagearchitect.com. Sociobiologists tell us that buried deep inside us, we all have compelling … Continue reading

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Manage your research career – don’t just focus on “looking for a job”

Editor’s note: Karen Morgan is president of Morgan Search, a Santa Monica, Calif., recruitment firm specializing in the marketing research industry. No one teaches us to manage our careers. Some people are fortunate and seem to just “fall into” opportunities. … Continue reading

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