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! Tweet Guest blog written by Iben Larsen, who is a cultural anthropologist and MA in Media Science, based in Copenhagen.

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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. To write a successful résumé and conduct a winning job search requires self awareness and dedication to purpose just like Mattie Ross; confidence in yourself and your abilities like Texas Ranger LaBoeuf; and just the right dose of moxie, cockiness, and a larger than life presence like Sherriff Rooster” Cogburn.

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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. During morning porch- and coffee-time, our neighbor’s cat, “Tom,” trots over to [.]

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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 [.] Related posts: Ignite Your Job Search By Minimizing Social Media By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Many myths are actually truths, and the.

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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. Yes, you can have ‘too much’ wind for sailing – at [.] Related posts: Mid-Year Job-Search Checkup: Get Your Juices Flowing!

Bilingual Ladies Are Highly Employable

Ms. Career Girl

Texas is close on California’s heels with over nineteen percent of her population speaking Spanish. Today’s post is by, J. Salvage. Approximately twelve percent of the US population speaks Spanish. The United States houses the fourth largest Spanish-speaking population in the world.

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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.

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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. However, I have spent the last 2-1/2 years living overseas in Asia, during which time I received my formal Vice President title, about one year ago. At that time I received a letter stating that the “intent” of my assignment was to be for four years.

Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Dallas, Texas. 2011 Alan L. Question 1: Does a former employee in New York have a legal right to get his monthly and year-end reviews from his former employer? . Valley Stream, New York. The Very Short Answer is “N0.”

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15 Amazing Commercials That Will Inspire the Greatness in You

Personal Excellence Blog

From Wikipedia : “On that first visit to a urologist in Austin, Texas, for his cancer symptoms he was coughing up blood and had a large, painful testicular tumor.

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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. By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Though the term “job&# and “career&# often are used interchangeably or in similar contexts, they really are quite distinct words.

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

Corn on the Job

Repeat those keywords again in the &# skills used&# section under each job description, and start them off with your name, like this:Craig Fisher: Sales, Marketing, Recruiter, Trainer, Certified Linkedin Training, Social Media Strategy, Texas, Speaker, Writer, Profile Optimization.

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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. Usenet was (more or less) an online forum without frills as all you could do was post text and share files (mostly pictures).

Reflections on Smoking in the Workplace | CareerSolvers

Career Solvers

Home About Us How It Works FAQs Contact Resources Request a Proposal Monday, January 31st, 2011 Reflections on Smoking in the Workplace Last week I wrote a post about smoking at work and looked at the productivity of smokers versus non-smokers over the course of a work day.

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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? I have worked for this company for 25 years.

Job Title Holding You Back?

Careers Done Write

TJ, Texas. Dear Deb, Q. If I am currently holding a manager title, but want to become a director or VP, how can I effectively convey this on my résumé? I work for a mid-size firm and many of my responsibilities are quite senior level. Unfortunately my title has stayed the same. -

Just Because You Can Doesn’t Mean You Should


The game between the University of Oklahoma and the University of Texas is hosted each year on a neutral field called the Cotton Bowl, home of the Texas State Fair. The OU/Texas game ended in my family’s favor on Saturday, and my first game was an experience like no other.

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. Rest assured, though simple [.] Related posts: Career Lessons Learned From Capt. Slocum and the Spray By Robert P.

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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? Gil, I am not licensed to practice law in Texas, but my review of Texas law finds no prohibition against such health screening.

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. Woodburn, a brilliant storyteller, uses stories to engage the audience. According to her website, she’s also been known to ‘rock the house’ with her energetic [.]

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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. I wanted to ask a quick question.

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]. Deb, Q. I think the resume and cover look great. You did a marvelous job! G ive me some advice please.

The Job Search Fraternity

Tim's Strategy

This week I attended South By Southwest Interactive in Austin, Texas. If everyone in the world could go through a job search, the world would be a better place. In fact, if we all decided one day to do a big job re-shuffle , we could get everyone in a job that makes them happy at work.

Gerald Weber: MyBlogGuest is Guest Blogging on Steroids


When he’s not contributing to guest blogging on Search Engine Journal, Gerald is president of Search Engine Marketing Group in Houston, Texas, USA and a moderator on

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. The company now is setting ridiculous monthly metrics.

bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager bad recruiter behavior: deceptive sales tactics February 9, 2011 There are loads of good recruiters out there. Reply Julie February 9, 2011 at 8:54 pm I find placement agencies help me a lot with my job hunt. 9th, 2011.

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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. More popular spots where job seekers and recruiters are meeting up on LinkedIn. Not sure how or why to use LinkedIn Groups on your job search?

Why most career coaching fails

Penelope Trunk

She changes countries every year, so Wisconsin to Texas is nothing for her. She throws out fashion souvenirs of Milan and Hong Kong and Shanghai and other places where the clothes don't work on a farm, or in Austin, Texas. Melissa left yesterday. She moved back to Austin.

99 Problems: E-Verify Ain't One.

HR Capitalist

You bring on E-Verify, that simply pushes more illegal immigrants over to employers who are willing to misclassify them as independent contractors,” says Norm Adams, a Houston insurance broker who helped defeat legislation that would have mandated use of E-Verify in Texas.

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". It was designed to be truthful and direct, to say what needed to be said to candidates getting a rejection note from an employer who likely never even looked at their resume - thanks to the magic of keyword matching.

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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. The downturn of the economy has created an increase in personal stress levels both at home and in the workplace.

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

HR Capitalist

More from the Birmingham News : "When I first got to a TV set for the Georgia-Boise State game I thought the Galveston Gauchos of the Texas-Arkansas Indoor Arena Independent United League had joined the SEC.

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?&# This may explain quite a bit about the large number of Texas municipalities that are constantly in trouble with the state Comptroller for misusing funds… I’ll never understand this. It’s short answer Sunday.

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. Regular reader of Cube Rules will notice that the number of posts here have been few and far between since, oh, about August 15th.

Seven Short Q & A’s on Sunday

Sklover Working Wisdom

Lubbock, Texas. 2011 Alan L. Since so many blog visitors submit Questions, we’ve decided to devote some of our weekend blogposts to answering several Questions at once, and have chosen those that call for “shorter&# Answers. .

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. announced Monday that to operate the 625 new stores it plans to open in 2011, 6,000 new jobs will be created. C) 2011.

Are You Paying a Tax on Your Appearance?

Water Cooler Wisdom

Daniel Hamermesh, a professor of economics at the University of Texas, Austin, has written a book, Beauty Pays , which reveals these startling statistics about the importance of appearance in the workplace: Obese women earn about $14,000 less per year than their average-weight sisters, or about 12% if you are Caucasian and 7% if you are African-American. On the Personal Branding blog , Nance Rosen dropped a bombshell. 

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? Here are 20 Chamber of Commerce Tips To Find Jobs Here or Overseas (you might want to read that first and then come back here).

Revisiting 13 Guidelines for Employee Engagement Programs

David Zinger

Ms Julie Carter, a student at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX, asked an excellent question: One question I have is about how a company would go about implementing an employee engagement program. A very popular post on employee engagement programs.

50 Happiest Companies for 2012

Resume Bear

Texas Instruments. Methodology – December 6, 2011. All assessments are derived from 2011 employee generated company reviews. CareerBliss announces employees’ choice for the happiest places to work!

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