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9 Ways to Use Your Public Library on Your Job Search

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Here are nine great ways in which your public library can enhance your job search. 1. Job search public library image from Bigstock.

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Libraries: A Job Stalker's Best Friend

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So although you may miss Brendan’s pithy introductions, now I can actually post my weekly entry directly… and I can even do it from the convenience of my local library. After months of work, Brendan has finally enabled me to post directly to this very blog! We’ve all read about possible impending budget cuts (and some.

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“What Salary Do You Seek?” The Four Smartest Responses

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General/Miscellaneous Interviews, Job Offers and Promotions Monthly Newsletter Library Raise, Bonus, Compensation Salary“Money isn’t everything, but it sure keeps you in touch with your children.”. -  J. Paul  Getty. When he said “I am not prepared to discuss that,” I was quite taken aback. Now the rest is up to you.        . 2013 Alan L.

“Vacation and Vacation Pay – 50 Frequently Asked Questions”

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Benefits, Pensions and Perq''s Miscellaneous Miscellaneous Perq''s Monthly Newsletter Library Overtime, Commissions and Unpaid Wages Severance Packages Unpaid Wage “A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take. what you’ve been taking.”.   -       Earl Wilson      . And that is to be expected. . In the U.S., Outside the U.S.,

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“New Job, First Week – Seven Questions You Should Always Ask”

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Benefits, Pensions and Perq''s For Those Under 25 Job Offers Job Offers and Offer Letters Miscellaneous Perq''s Monthly Newsletter Library Negotiation Pointers On-the-Job Success Other Practical Pointers “Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way.” . Native American Saying. But first you have to acquire that information.

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“Charity Participation – A Powerful, Yet Unknown, Career Booster”

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Career Strategies Monthly Newsletter Library“Don’t trust people whose God is green.&#. - Hon. Herbert Tenzer, Former U.S. Congressman. And Trustee or Chairman of Several Charitable Organizations. [to Alan Sklover, then a law student]. To attend national Board meetings, she sometimes traveled to Washington, D.C., No one was interested.

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Sklover Reputation Repair™ – Protect Your Career From Online Risk

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“Employer’s Sole Discretion” in Contracts, Handbooks and Compensation Plans: Six Strong Arguments to Defeat It

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Agreements and Contracts General Miscellaneous Compensation Monthly Newsletter Library Raise, Bonus, Compensation“Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.   No one is entitled to their own facts.”    . Author Unknown. His assigned territory included several Midwestern cities, among them Detroit, Nashville and St. Louis. They are wrong.

Long Term Incentive Compensation: 10 Basic Concepts

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Monthly Newsletter Library Stock, Stock Options, "Equity   “Gold without wisdom is but clay.”   . Slovakian Proverb. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY* : Kathy was pleased. After 27 years as a Human Resources executive with a large textbook publisher, she had retired from full-time work about a year earlier, and had become a part-time HR Consultant.

“‘Positional Leverage’ in Workplace Negotiating”

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Locating Leverage Monthly Newsletter Library Negotiation Pointers“Boldness be my friend! Arm me, audacity, from head to foot!”.  . William Shakespeare. TWO ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES*:  . Case History #1:  Sharon, 47, was offered the position she had dreamed about for many years: Chief Financial Officer of a privately owned software design firm.

Theft at Interviews: Seven Prudent Precautions

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Interviews Interviews, Job Offers and Promotions Monthly Newsletter Library“An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.”. Spanish Proverb. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES*:  Amanda, 36, was a successful graphic artist with a solid resume in the magazine publishing world. Her first interview went extremely well. The choice is always yours.

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COBRA: The 21 Most Frequently Asked Questions

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COBRA FMLA, COBRA and Pregnancy Monthly Newsletter Library“Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.”. Redd Foxx. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES*: We are frequently asked questions about COBRA, the federal workplace law that is probably utilized by more employees than any other. They are presented below.


How to Defeat a Non-Compete Ten Effective Defenses

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Monthly Newsletter Library“In great straits, when hope is small, the boldest counsels are the safest.”.   - Livy (Roman Historian, 59 BC – AD 17). ACTUAL CASE HISTORY* : Morgan, 44, had worked in the office furnishings business for over 19 years. This last year had been a difficult year in the industry. There didn’t seem much way around it.

“Who Owns The ‘Creative Things’ You Produce At Work?”

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Top 5 Ways to Use Your Public Library as a Career Exploration Tool

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Your Company Considering Investors? Get Ready to call the “C.O.P.”

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Going Out on Your Own Miscellaneous Monthly Newsletter Library“ In capitalism, those with the capital usually get the ism.”. – Unknown. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Paul and his partner, Elise, seemed to be “riding a rocket.” It almost ensured lowest prices. The initial meetings went quite well. All went well. for about six months. Why care?

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“Responding to a Retention Bonus Offer” – Ten Wise Steps”

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Bonus Job Security Monthly Newsletter Library Other Thoughts Raise, Bonus, Compensation Retention Bonuses & Agreements “All I’ve ever wanted is an honest week’s pay for an honest day’s work.”. Steve Martin. What’s next. offer to pay me to keep breathing?” She was the only one in her department who received extra severance. by anyone.”

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21 Tips For the Newly Hired Employee

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Monthly Newsletter Library“There may be luck in getting a job, but there’s no luck in keeping it.” ” - J. Ogden Armour. Very few people I know deserve this great news as much as you do. It seems to be a great “fit” for you. And, so, I offer it to you, along with my sincerest wishes for your every success! My best, Alan.

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“Employers Seek Job Candidates with Empathy – A Critical, Yet Scarce, Attribute”

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Employment Info and Insight For Those Under 25 General Observations General/Miscellaneous Interviews, Job Offers and Promotions Monthly Newsletter Library On-the-Job Success “The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.”. Meryl Streep. And, of course, it is contributes to the welfare of our entire society. Really?

“Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s10 Suggestions for New Grads”

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For Those Under 25 General Monthly Newsletter Library Chairman Reveals His Top Life Tips.   “You don’t establish your manhood or womanhood by turning 18. You do so with actions.”  . -       Orlando McGuire     . In his remarks, he was “uncommonly common” and uncharacteristically simple in expression. . Then I got a phone call.” . 2.

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Robbery by Repurchase Rights – A Private Equity Story

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Monthly Newsletter Library“Once you give up integrity, the rest is a piece of cake.”  . Ewing, From the TV Series Dallas. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY* : Kurt was intrigued. To come on board, Kurt would have to leave a secure and long-term position with his firm. But other things were quite enticing. Kurt bought in, with his mind, heart and soul.

About Our Working Beliefs

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Inspiration, Encouragement, Motivation Monthly Newsletter Library Uncategorized No employee is entitled to a job. Employees are human beings.

Recommended Resources.

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Benefits, Pensions and Perq''s Monthly Newsletter Library Pensions and Retirement Recommended Resources Five Helpful Social Security Sites.

Performance Review Approaching? 12 Ways to Enhance Yours

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General Info Monthly Newsletter Library Performance Improvement Plans“It doesn’t matter if a cat is black or white. so long as it catches mice.”. -       Deng Xiaoping. Each year – and often twice a year – many employers engage in performance reviews of their employees. But for what reasons do we do that? There are many others, too. .

Overtime Pay: 80% of American Employees are Entitled. Are you?

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Monthly Newsletter Library Overtime, Commissions and Unpaid Wages“I’ve got all the money I’ll ever need. if I die by four o’clock.”. Henny Youngman . ACTUAL CASE HISTORY* :  Melanie was employed for four years by an accounting firm. Her Of course, emergencies do not neatly schedule themselves between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm. Wow, wow.

How to Request Accommodation for a Disability

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Disability Disability and Pregnancy Monthly Newsletter Library“If disabled people were really heard, an explosion of knowledge of the human body and psyche. would take place.”. Susan Wendell. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY* : Richard, 39, very much enjoyed his career as the Nursing Supervisor of an Emergency Department of a well-known hospital.

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Independent Contractor or Employee? The Basics

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Independent Contractors Monthly Newsletter Library  “If you are not happy with who you are, you will never be happy with what you get.”. -  Unknown. ACTUAL “CASE HISTORY ”: Ira was two years out of law school, but still unable to land his first full-time law job with a law firm. When the case was over, his job was over, too. Why or why not?

“Performance Improvement Plans – Resign or Attempt? Choose the Third Alternative”

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General Info Monthly Newsletter Library Performance Improvement Plans “Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe.”. Proverbs 2:11. And just three years earlier, she had been selected as an “Outstanding Contributor” at the company’s national conference. But she sure didn’t see what was coming her way. 2015, Alan L.

Five Simple Thoughts About Effective Workplace Negotiating

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Monthly Newsletter Library Negotiation Pointers Process InsightsThis newsletter offers a few of those general thoughts.    . Sincerely, Jeff.” .

How to Attract the Right Candidates to Your Job Vacancy

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Job Security Secret: Don’t elevate a problem without also suggesting a well-considered solution (or two).

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Job Security Monthly Newsletter Library Other ThoughtsSecret of Job Security #4: It’s just undeniable. It makes common sense. Sklover.

The Best-Ever “Internship-Wanted” Letter – Seven Thoughts to “Open the Door”

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For Those Under 25 Interviews, Job Offers and Promotions Locating and Landing a Job Monthly Newsletter Library Recruiters“If I had any humility I would be perfect.”  . -  Ted Turner. In fact, it seems, it also “wowed” other firms who received it, and may even get him internship offers from them. No top school. No genius skills. Who doesn’t?

“Garden Leave’s Little Secret: It is Not Very Enforceable”

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Agreements and Contracts Enforcement General Monthly Newsletter Library Non-Compete''s and Confidentiality Non-Solicitation and Other Restrictions Resigning from Your Job Here’s 18 Smart Steps to Guide You. Complexity (at work) has opened a great divide between. book, “Human Capitalism”. Oh, yes: she had a few sleepless nights, too. . Hardly.

Illegal Workplace Discrimination? Here’s How to Tell

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General Monthly Newsletter Library“Discrimination is a disease.” .  . Roger Staubach. ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES” : For over 14 years, Janine enjoyed her work at a Seattle children’s museum as Curator of its antique toy collection. She was highly admired among museums, collectors and auction houses, alike. What could it be?” Though U.S. Period.

Avoid, If You Can, The “Obsolete Job” Trap

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Career Strategies For Those Under 25 How to Lose Job Security Monthly Newsletter Library  “My father worked for the same firm for twelve years. They fired him.  They replaced him with a tiny gadget, this big. It does everything my father did, only much better. The depressing thing is my mother ran out and bought one.   -  Woody Allen .

Don’t Be Fooled by the “May – Shall” Trick

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Agreements and Contracts Before Resigning Monthly Newsletter Library Resigning from Your Job Specific Terms and Provisions“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, But I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”.   -  Robert McCloskey. Here’s the exact language of her employment agreement.

Best Ways and Places to Research Your Target Employers

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Libraries. Often overlooked, libraries are all about research and librarians are trained research experts. Primary market. Competitors.

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Military? – Special Civilian Job Rights are Yours

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Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility Employee Rights Employment Info and Insight How to Get Job Security Monthly Newsletter Library Other Discrimination“ For those who have fought for it, life has a flavor the protected will never know.”. – Author Unknown. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Are you or a loved one a member of the U.S. Reserves?

The Future of Work – Wherever You’re Headed, Get on Board “The Digital Express”

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Monthly Newsletter LibraryAnd it seems universal. For some it is standardization of systems. For others it is customization of data. Sklover.