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Howdy From SXSW in Austin, Texas!

Sklover Working Wisdom

Currently, she is at the South by Southwest Conference in Austin, Texas, from where she is blogging. Howdy from SXSW in Austin, Texas!

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The Oscars 2011: Job Search Lessons from the Best | Career Rocketeer

Career Rocketeer

Like the Coen brothers you need to understand what appeals to the audience in 2011 and how to package it so people will buy it. Share | Filed Under: Everything Else Tagged With: Job Search , SEO Comments Kris Parfitt says: March 1, 2011 at 10:56 am Perry, this is an outstanding article and one I will pass along to my clients and colleagues.

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Curiosity and Your Career

Career Trend

’ That is why life in rural Gordonville, Texas, fits. By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I adore ‘quiet spaces.’ Nestled amidst horses, dogs, cats and goats and located less than two miles from our sailboat and luxurious Lake Texoma, my husband Rob and I live contentedly. Are the Waves of Career Advice Overwhelming You?

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You CAN Teach an Old Dog New Tricks!

Career Trend

Replete with change, our recent Texas transition has dogged us with new challenges. By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Hat tip to Dawn Bugni for inspiring the title to this post! Enveloped by mesquite trees and a sprawling yard, our resort home would seem to afford our beloved Louie – a 15-year-old miniature pinscher, free range. However, this [.]

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Riding Out the Storms to Get Underway in Your New Career

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter This year’s Texas drought has been an interesting contrast to last year’s Missouri floods. Following our move from rain-drenched Kansas City to stormy and windy Lake Texoma in May 2011, our initial concern was that we’d moved to a too-gusty location.

Top 10 Most Inspiring Graduation Speeches of All Time

Personal Excellence Blog

4) Michael Dell, University of Texas at Austin, 2003 (Read the transcript ) “[Now] it’s time for you to move on to what’s next. Amen!&#

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“Stranded and abandoned on overseas assignment. What to do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Fort Worth, Texas and Asia. 2011 Alan L. Question: Hi, Alan. After 31+ years with a Fortune 500 company as a Vice President, I have just received notice of my job elimination. The severance package offered is one year. At that time I received a letter stating that the “intent” of my assignment was to be for four years. Marty.

Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Dallas, Texas. 2011 Alan L. Valley Stream, New York. The Very Short Answer is “N0.” Best, Al Sklover. What should I do? . Lorelee.

Executive Marketing Mom Re-enters Workforce

Careers Done Write

LV, Texas. Dear Deb, Q. I am ready to go back to work now and was wondering how to address this on my résumé? Ask Deb resume

15 Amazing Commercials That Will Inspire the Greatness in You

Personal Excellence Blog

I don’t watch TV – I find it’s a waste of time due to the low consciousness nature of most syndicated shows today. Or so we thought.

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A Job vs. a Career (you choose)

Career Trend

Maximize an ‘Ordinary’ Job to Bolster Your Career Value By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter During a recent trip to North Texas, Clearing the Junk in Your Career Trunk By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Are you a careerist who is sailing. Or, perhaps you held various jobs during college [.]

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Top 5 Shiny Happy Resume Optimization Tips (Guest Post From Craig Fisher)

Corn on the Job

Craig Fisher is recruitment consultant, social media strategist, and trainer. Connect with him on Twitter/ FishDogs. List accomplishments. Tweet This!

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Reflections on Smoking in the Workplace | CareerSolvers

Career Solvers

He had an ash tray the size of Texas on his desk and it was always full. As a kid, I remember visiting my dad at work. He achieved that goal.

The Original Social Network was Usenet

Resume Bear

Texas ( Once upon a time, before the days of Facebook, was a series of computer network systems called USENET. Go figure.

Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should


But before heading into the game last Saturday, hubby and I walked through the expos, offerings, and delights of the Texas State Fair.

Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Dallas, Texas. 2011 Alan L. Question 1: How can I respond to a completely false Performance Improvement Plan? Is this dishonest? Horace.

Maximize an ‘Ordinary’ Job to Bolster Your Career Value

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter During a recent trip to North Texas, Rob and I collected several customer service stories that inspired this post. When employees get lax in their jobs, perhaps thinking certain duties seem mundane or not all that important, their performance, and ultimately, the customers they serve, are impacted, negatively.

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Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question 4: When recruiting in Texas, can an employer or its recruiters screen job applicants based on overall fitness level and physical health level?

Confidence Building and Your Career

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Initial Storms of Change This year’s Texas. By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Cherry Woodburn for a story in her inaugural Confidence Chronicles | True Stories of Becoming Strong series this week. Are You Navigating Unfamiliar Career Waters?

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The Job Search Fraternity

Tim's Strategy

This week I attended South By Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas. And give everyone a brief taste of “out of work&#. What do you say?

Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Laredo, Texas. 2011 Alan L. Question 1: I work in a call center and have been employed there for 3-1/2 years. Sophia. Atlanta, Georgia.

Top 50 LinkedIn Subgroups for Job Seekers and Recruiters


Job Career HR human resources recruiters executives managers consultants US Europe UK United Kingdom India Canada Australia Netherlands France Italy Germany Belgium Spain Denmark New Zealand Asia Pacific California New York Texas Florida Illinois Massachusetts New Jersey Pennsylvania Ohio USA. LinkedIn lets you join a maximum of 50 groups.

bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

Ask A Manager

Reply Julie February 9, 2011 at 8:54 pm I find placement agencies help me a lot with my job hunt. 9th, 2011. Right? Agggh. Seriously.

Gerald Weber: MyBlogGuest is Guest Blogging on Steroids


In this podcast interview, Gerald Weber explains how to leverage for great guest blogging results. Who is Gerald Weber? MP3 Download.

Job Title Holding You Back?

Careers Done Write

TJ, Texas. Dear Deb, Q. I work for a mid-size firm and many of my responsibilities are quite senior level. Do you have a question for Deb?

Why most career coaching fails

Penelope Trunk

She changes countries every year, so Wisconsin to Texas is nothing for her. Melissa left yesterday. She moved back to Austin. She is not alone.

Ask Deb - Is a Results Oriented Résumé Obsolete?

Careers Done Write

If you have to go to a third page because you used a Texas-sized font, it may make sense to stick with 10 pt. Hi Deb, Q. Phoenix, AZ. Dear R.T.

University Job Search Strategies

Careers Done Write

The University of Texas has a great state by state database of universities with direct links to each institution at the following website: [link].

99 Problems: E-Verify Ain't One.

HR Capitalist

Have you seen the trailers for the Battlefield 3 game ? Your kids have. Video games now have trailers, people. That's where this thing is going. .

Candidate to Generic Recruiters With No Game: "If You Suck, I Won't Be Replying".

HR Capitalist

Florida is preferred, Texas is acceptable. Last week I ran a tongue-in-cheek post called "The Most Honest System-Generated Rejection Letter Ever". The out-of-office type of automated response from the candidate looked like this: "This is an auto-response set up to deal with the overwhelming number of emails regarding my resume. Recruiting

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EMPLOYMENT BRANDING MBA: Why Nobody Cares Whether YOU Like Your Alma Mater's Football Uniforms.

HR Capitalist

What ghastly uniforms. The radio guys didn't do them justice, how ugly they were. Especially Georgia's. Somebody said, "They'll grow on you." Change.

short answer Sunday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

I live on the coastal bend area of Texas. When I asked someone who has lived in Texas and worked in municipal government here for a while why this was done, I was informed, with a “just how much of an idiot are you?&# It’s short answer Sunday. Can I withdraw from a hiring process via email? Of course in the P.

Safe Hiring: Why Pre-Screening Is A Must

The Undercover Recruiter

In 2007, a truck driver for a hazardous waste company in Texas caused an accident leading to a man’s death. According to the U.S.

The ultimate answer to balancing your work and life

Cube Rules

All because my niece can come to Wisconsin from Texas and Kate and I could see her and her husband. photo credit: liber. A term I despise.

Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Lubbock, Texas. 2011 Alan L. We invite and request your Feedback and Support. Should I wait or follow up? Bella. New York, New York.

Are You Paying a Tax on Your Appearance?

Water Cooler Wisdom

On the Personal Branding blog , Nance Rosen dropped a bombshell.    Over your working lifetime, the average cost of being ugly is $230,000 out of your paycheck. On the other hand, remarkably thin women earn $2,000 more each year than the average woman on the job.   Taller women earn 5-8% more than average women.

The Hidden Job Report

Resume Bear

The hiring started on January 1 and will take place in New Mexico, Nevada, Texas, California, Utah, Colorado and Arizona. C) 2011.

56 Israel Chambers of Commerce for Jobs in Israel or Abroad


Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce. A key resource for finding a job between Israel and another country or state. Chambers of commerce are a way of grouping companies together typically by location and/or industry. How are chambers of commerce useful for job seekers? The list is organized first by continent, and then by alphabetical order.

Revisiting 13 Guidelines for Employee Engagement Programs

David Zinger

A very popular post on employee engagement programs. Get a good start. Are there any specific guidelines or initiatives? Strong guidelines not rules.

50 Happiest Companies for 2012

Resume Bear

Texas Instruments. Methodology – December 6, 2011. All assessments are derived from 2011 employee generated company reviews.

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