Serendipity Saturday, July 12, 2008

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Serendipity Saturday, July 12, 2008 Written by on July 12, 2008 in Serendipity Saturday 0 Comments - Leave a comment! Home Blog Cube Rules Products Dream Job Coaching Media Contact Scot Cube Rules provides job advice and support for career-minded individuals working in corporate cubicles. Cube Rules teaches you how to build SMART Goals , how to survive a job layoff and how to write your performance review.

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Serendipity Saturday May 10, 2008

Cube Rules

Serendipity Saturday May 10, 2008 Written by on May 10, 2008 in Serendipity Saturday 0 Comments - Leave a comment! Home Blog Cube Rules Products Dream Job Coaching Media Contact Scot Cube Rules provides job advice and support for career-minded individuals working in corporate cubicles. Cube Rules teaches you how to build SMART Goals , how to survive a job layoff and how to write your performance review.

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Dr. John L. Holland, 1919 – 2008

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On November 27, 2008, one of our best known, influential and respected vocational psychologists, Dr. John L. In 2008, Dr. Holland received the Award of Distinguished Scientific Applications of Psychology from the American Psychological Association , “presented to a person … who has made distinguished theoretical or empirical advances leading to the understanding or amelioration of important practical problems.”

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Career Management Monday, September 29, 2008

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Career Management Monday, September 29, 2008 Written by Scot Herrick on September 29, 2008 in Cube Rules Commentary 5 Comments - Leave a comment! Home Blog Cube Rules Products Dream Job Coaching Media Contact Scot Cube Rules provides job advice and support for career-minded individuals working in corporate cubicles. Cube Rules teaches you how to build SMART Goals , how to survive a job layoff and how to write your performance review.

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Employment Gaps | Hiring Technical People

Hiring Technical People

Don’t Assess Cultural Fit with Personal Questions → Employment Gaps Posted on January 30, 2008 by johanna I just read Penelope Trunk’s Quit work for a while to have kids. Don’t Assess Cultural Fit with Personal Questions → 4 Responses to Employment Gaps Jeremy Langhans says: January 30, 2008 at 7:10 pm lol — i’m all about “taking time off&# , but yah ur right … after 20 yrs you might not have a clue about Tech Cheers!

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World AIDS Day

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal World AIDS Day December 1, 2008 · 0 comments Today is world AIDS day, so I’m joining other bloggers around the world, uniting in an attempt to harness the power of the blogosphere to make the world a better place and raise awareness.

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78% of Workers Say They Are Burned Out at Work

Telecommuting Journal

Home Archives About Contact Subscribe Telecommuting Journal 78% of Workers Say They Are Burned Out at Work August 31, 2008 · 3 comments Seventy Eight Percent of Workers Say They Are Burned Out at Work, CareerBuilder.com Survey Finds -Expert Offers Tips on Managing Stress and Securing Flexible Work Arrangements- CHICAGO, July 16, 2008 – Downsized staffs paired with increased workloads may be causing a rise in stress levels around the workplace.

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I Check References Each and Every Time I Extend An Offer

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← A Second Chance Audition Using LinkedIn for Recommendations → I Check References Each and Every Time I Extend An Offer Posted on December 7, 2008 by johanna Jurgen surprised me in a comment, when he said that only the worst employees provided references. Dwayne Phillips says: December 8, 2008 at 8:52 am Wow, you really do check references.

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Defining Fake Auditions

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Using LinkedIn for Recommendations Hope 2009 is a Great Year for You → Defining Fake Auditions Posted on December 22, 2008 by johanna George asked in a comment what a fake audition was. George Dinwiddie says: December 25, 2008 at 1:56 am Thanks, Johanna.

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Asking for References

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← What Hiring Managers Look for in a Resume A Second Chance Audition → Asking for References Posted on December 2, 2008 by johanna Recently, a colleague whom I know from my writings and speaking asked me for a reference. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing.

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Using LinkedIn for Recommendations

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← I Check References Each and Every Time I Extend An Offer Defining Fake Auditions → Using LinkedIn for Recommendations Posted on December 10, 2008 by johanna While I draft an answer to George’s fake audition question, let me address Alex’s question about using LinkedIn for recommendations.

Guest Blogging for ITJobBlog | Hiring Technical People

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Great Assistants Help (Senior) Managers Red Flag Words in an Interview → Guest Blogging for ITJobBlog Posted on August 27, 2008 by johanna I’m writing about a post a week for ITJobBlog. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing.

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Change Adjectives to Abilities

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Questions From the Debates What Hiring Managers Look for in a Resume → Change Adjectives to Abilities Posted on November 11, 2008 by johanna I taught my “Hiring for Agile Teams&# workshop at ADP today, and finally have words for something I’ve seen for a while.

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What Hiring Managers Look for in a Resume

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Change Adjectives to Abilities Asking for References → What Hiring Managers Look for in a Resume Posted on November 19, 2008 by johanna A colleague suggested I chat with a more junior person about his job search. John Galvin says: November 20, 2008 at 1:29 pm Huh?

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Interview Questions for Politicians (or Managers)

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Hiring Managers Phone Screen Questions From the Debates → Interview Questions for Politicians (or Managers) Posted on October 2, 2008 by johanna I was thinking about the election. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job.

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Red Flag Words in an Interview | Hiring Technical People

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Guest Blogging for ITJobBlog Ask Why → Red Flag Words in an Interview Posted on September 4, 2008 by johanna Before my webinar last week, I was chatting with the organizer, and experienced project manager. Dwayne Phillips says: September 5, 2008 at 7:16 am A few years ago Roy O’Bryan and I wrote a book about projects and people.

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Questions From the Debates

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Interview Questions for Politicians (or Managers) Change Adjectives to Abilities → Questions From the Debates Posted on October 8, 2008 by johanna I’ve got election fever, I admit it. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing.

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When Someone Offers Help, Accept It

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Hire Junior Employees; Think Harder About Contractors How I Manage Comments → When Someone Offers Help, Accept It Posted on August 14, 2008 by johanna I was talking with a junior colleague recently. janya says: August 19, 2008 at 9:49 pm Yeah, that’s a foolish mistake. says: October 14, 2008 at 4:25 pm I recently did this.

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Hire Junior Employees; Think Harder About Contractors | Hiring.

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Focus on Your Experience When Someone Offers Help, Accept It → Hire Junior Employees; Think Harder About Contractors Posted on August 11, 2008 by johanna In the comments to Why Hire Junior Contractors? , George Dinwiddie says: August 19, 2008 at 11:23 pm Hi, Matt.

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Hiring Managers Phone Screen

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Ask Why Interview Questions for Politicians (or Managers) → Hiring Managers Phone Screen Posted on September 17, 2008 by johanna I had a lovely email conversation with someone who wanted to hire a firm to perform phone screens. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing.

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Ask Why | Hiring Technical People

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Red Flag Words in an Interview Hiring Managers Phone Screen → Ask Why Posted on September 10, 2008 by johanna So you didn’t get the promotion. ← Red Flag Words in an Interview Hiring Managers Phone Screen → 4 Responses to Ask Why Ask a Manager says: September 10, 2008 at 6:46 pm I love this post.

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Separate Internal Job Titles from External Titles

Hiring Technical People

→ Separate Internal Job Titles from External Titles Posted on July 16, 2008 by johanna I recently met a lead whose business card read “Lead Phoenix Developer.&# I asked what that meant, and he explained that he was a technical lead for an project code-named Phoenix. → 5 Responses to Separate Internal Job Titles from External Titles Fazal Majid says: July 16, 2008 at 5:49 pm I’m not sure I agree with that.

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How I Manage Comments | Hiring Technical People

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← When Someone Offers Help, Accept It Great Assistants Help (Senior) Managers → How I Manage Comments Posted on August 15, 2008 by johanna Some of my readers appear to be new to reading and commenting on blogs. Caron says: August 16, 2008 at 12:02 am That’s how I do it do, pretty much.

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Is Your Interviewing Helping or Hurting Your Recruiting?

Hiring Technical People

Posted on July 22, 2008 by johanna Art Petty has a great post, Capturing Talent and Creating Great Customer Experiences: They Go Together. Joe Grossberg says: July 22, 2008 at 3:46 pm I recently had a recruiter (though he rejects that label) tell me I was “an employer’s worst nightmare&# and that I had “a big ego&# because I wouldn’t reveal my salary expectations on our first phone call to discuss the positions he was filling.

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Focus on Your Experience

Hiring Technical People

Hire Junior Employees; Think Harder About Contractors → Focus on Your Experience Posted on August 1, 2008 by johanna I wa just reading recent grad frustrated by job search , and want to highlight something many candidates, even experienced candidates, forget: Remember, a hiring manager is going to spend maybe a minute (or less) on the initial scan of your resume. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing.

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Great Assistants Help (Senior) Managers

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← How I Manage Comments Guest Blogging for ITJobBlog → Great Assistants Help (Senior) Managers Posted on August 19, 2008 by johanna I spoke with someone who wants a senior level management position. (He’s Steve Freeman says: August 21, 2008 at 5:04 pm Not just for managers.

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Interviewing Ability May Help Your Career

Hiring Technical People

→ Interviewing Ability May Help Your Career Posted on July 23, 2008 by johanna I’ve been in email contact with Pradeep Soundararajan for a few months now. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job.

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Initiative vs. Entrepreneurship

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← A Little More on How to Hire a Manager Separate Internal Job Titles from External Titles → Initiative vs. Entrepreneurship Posted on July 8, 2008 by johanna Many hiring managers are looking for initiative, especially for agile team members. (In Tobias Fors says: August 7, 2008 at 2:44 am Yes, hire!

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Being Specific When Analyzing a Job

Hiring Technical People

A Little More on How to Hire a Manager → Being Specific When Analyzing a Job Posted on June 29, 2008 by johanna I led a 90-minute Hiring for an Agile Team workshop at AgileItx! A Little More on How to Hire a Manager → One Response to Being Specific When Analyzing a Job Walter Underwood says: July 2, 2008 at 7:36 pm Those definitions of teamwork are approaching the idea of “good expedition behavior&# , first laid out by Paul Petzoldt.

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What Are Your Expectations for New Grads? | Hiring Technical People

Hiring Technical People

Posted on June 6, 2008 by johanna Jack Vinson writes in New Grad Hires: Ready and Willing, but Are They Able? , Bob Kerns says: June 8, 2008 at 12:43 pm The number one thing to look for in a new grad is: “What have you done besides go to class?&# (That’s not the question to ask, of course — you get at it through a series of questions). Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing.

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A Little More on How to Hire a Manager

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Being Specific When Analyzing a Job Initiative vs. Entrepreneurship → A Little More on How to Hire a Manager Posted on June 30, 2008 by johanna Lisa has a nice post, How to Hire a Manager – A Time Tested Recipe. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing.

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Recruiting Trends Column About Writing and Speaking, Part 2 Posted

Hiring Technical People

→ Recruiting Trends Column About Writing and Speaking, Part 2 Posted Posted on March 28, 2008 by johanna My column at Recruitingtrends.com has evidently been up for a while, but I missed the email telling me. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job.

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Why Hire Junior Contractors? | Hiring Technical People

Hiring Technical People

Posted on July 27, 2008 by johanna George Dinwiddie asked me a question in email, “Why do companies hire junior-level contractors? Dwayne Phillips says: July 28, 2008 at 8:28 am Why hire junior contractor programmers? (1) Lui Sieh says: July 28, 2008 at 11:37 am Overall I agree with Johanna. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job.

Using Your Network

Hiring Technical People

Q&A with the Recruiting Animal → Using Your Network Posted on May 13, 2008 by johanna I found my first job with the help of an on-campus recruiter, and with a local Boston-area recruiter. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job.

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How Do You Know if a Recruiter is Trustworthy?

Hiring Technical People

Posted on May 9, 2008 by johanna Matt Buckland had some great comments about my post Why You Should Make Friends with Recruiters. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job.

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A Possibly Perfect Interview Question

Hiring Technical People

Q&A With Dave Freireich → A Possibly Perfect Interview Question Posted on April 25, 2008 by johanna Jurgen has The Perfect Job Interview Question. Q&A With Dave Freireich → 3 Responses to A Possibly Perfect Interview Question George Dinwiddie says: April 25, 2008 at 10:24 pm I’ve used this question (or something very similar). Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing.

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Why You Should Make Friends with Recruiters

Hiring Technical People

Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job. Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Q&A With Dave Freireich How Do You Know if a Recruiter is Trustworthy?

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Ignore this post

Hiring Technical People

→ Ignore this post Posted on February 8, 2008 by johanna Technorati Profile Tweet This Post This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged blog. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job.

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Why is Ageism Alive and Well?

Hiring Technical People

Posted on June 24, 2008 by johanna One of the nice things about the social networking sites such as LinkedIn, is that they allow me to reconnect with people I worked with years ago. Pingback: 080624 Daily Recruiting Links (June 24, 2008) | johnsumser.com: Recruiting News and Views Dwayne Phillips says: June 25, 2008 at 7:38 am You old people are all alike This can be a tough one. Ajit de Silva says: July 3, 2008 at 12:41 am What a thoughtful article.

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Q&A with the Recruiting Animal

Hiring Technical People

Skip to content Johanna’s Site What I can do for you Workshops and Training See me Speak Email newsletter Contact Johanna ← Using Your Network What Makes a Great Technical Manager → Q&A with the Recruiting Animal Posted on May 16, 2008 by johanna For the recruiter interview series, I had a conversation with the Recruiting Animal : JR: How long have you been in the recruiting field?

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showing up: gaining visibility with social networking

Threshold Consulting

Threshold Consulting: Its Your Life, Own It!

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Recruiting Trends Column About Writing and Speaking Posted

Hiring Technical People

→ Recruiting Trends Column About Writing and Speaking Posted Posted on January 21, 2008 by johanna I have a new column up at Recruiting Trends. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job.

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What Do You Want to Learn from Recruiters?

Hiring Technical People

Posted on April 2, 2008 by johanna I have a lot of recruiter contacts, especially through recruitingblogs.com. resume search says: April 13, 2008 at 9:27 am Actually, I was looking for something similar. Hiring Technical People Hiring technical people and being hired can be difficult, no matter what the economy is doing. Use the tips here to hire better, or find a new job.

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