50 Happiest Companies for 2012

Resume Bear

See Top 10 We’re proud to reveal the winners of CareerBliss’ Happiest Companies in America Awards for 2012, thanks to thousands of employees from around the country.Of Boston Scientific. CareerBliss announces employees’ choice for the happiest places to work!

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ResumeBear Tips For “2012? New Grads on Linkedin

Resume Bear

Some of the best of these include the Boston College Alumni Group and The Penn State Alumni Association.

2012 283

Enterprise 2.0 Conference — Geeks at Work

Workology

conference in Boston brought together thought leaders focused on applying social software strategies to improve business performance. 2012 enterprise 2.0 boston enterprise 2.0 When Geeks Go Corporate at Work. The Enterprise 2.0

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U.S. News & World Report Releases 2012 Rankings of World’s Best Universities

Resume Bear

The 2012 World’s Best rankings, which include colleges and universities in the United States and across the globe, are available online at www.usnews.com/worldsbest. An in-depth methodology was used to determine the 2012 rankings. World’s Best Universities Rankings 2012. *

2012 137

Am I paranoid for not wanting to be on Facebook?

Careers Done Write

I sell financial products for a very buttoned-down firm in Boston. Dear Deb: I am probably the only person in my generation not on Facebook. As a field sales representative, I have always been worried about my private info becoming available to my clients and prospects.

Top 10 Cities For New Grads

Resume Bear

Boston, MA – Boston has the lowest unemployment rate of the top east coast cities (7.1%), yet the cost living is higher than NYC ($1,112). Still, Boston hones many educated citizens and large companies.

2012 247

Students and Grads Top 10 Companies

Resume Bear

Includes students and recent graduates on LinkedIn as of the school year ending 2012. ** Class of 2012: Understanding the Needs of your Future Workforce; conducted by Achievers, Inc. & Top 10 Companies for Students and Graduates.

2012 255

“Why I Love My Father” (A Father’s Day Tribute: Happy Father’s Day To All Father Figures!)

Personal Excellence Blog

Thank you everyone for your wonderful responses to the 2012 Father’s Day Tribute. From Krys (Boston, USA): Through his life, and ultimately even his death, my father taught me that no obstacle is too large to overcome if I put my mind to it. What Are Your 2012 Goals?

2012 113

Employee Engagement and Storytelling for Business Leaders

David Zinger

I am looking very forward to going to Boston next week and taking a storytelling and leadership course. Employee Engagement Anecdote Boston David Zinger Kevin Bishop storytellingI will be looking for lessons, tips, strategies, and tactics for employee engagement.

2012 76

Dual Enrollment Students More Likely to Attend, Graduate From College

Resume Bear

High school students who take college courses are significantly more likely to attend and graduate from college than peers who do not, according to a study of more than 30,000 Texas high school graduates by Boston-based education nonprofit Jobs for the Future (JFF).

2012 239

The Road to the CBAP is Not Paved by Applied Knowledge

Hiring Technical People

Joined the Greater Boston IIBA – early bird special $28. I sat for the exam in October of 2012. I have the pleasure of introducing a guest writer for today’s post, Tina Underhill. Take it away, Tina! The Road to the CBAP is Not Paved by Applied Knowledge. The glorified CBAP credentials have been a desire of mine since their inception. How awesome it would be to stand up and say, “Yes, I am a Master BA and can help you solve your business problems.”

2012 126

Coaches Who Should Not Of Been Fired?

Resume Bear

The firing of Boston Red Sox coach Terry Francona in 2011 was a controversial decision considering the incredible record the team had under his eight years of coaching. It was an ugly showing on his part, but what about all of the amazing records and milestones Francona helped bring to Boston?

Entrepreneurs Who Changed the Market

Resume Bear

Facebook originally served as a directory-like website for Harvard students, but was later expanded to other colleges in Boston and in the Ivy League. Starting a business is hard work, but making it successful is a whole other challenge.

5 Tips from a LinkedIn Jedi

Resume Bear

” In January 2010, Gowel and his co-founder Mark Rockefeller started RockTech , a Boston-based software company that has built online tools for CEOs, entrepreneurs, sales professionals and job seekers to help leverage their LinkedIn accounts.

2012 267

Jobs wanted, Harvard analysts suggest Rx for America’s unemployment doldrums

Resume Bear

And Harvard analysts say that fixing the more insidious causes of lingering unemployment — everything from rising inequality to inadequate education to dwindling blue-collar jobs — will require attention beyond the 2012 election cycle, where the topic has become a dominant campaign issue.

Job Search – Soft Landing or Hard?

Career Alley

Early in my career I went on a business trip to Boston with our company’s head of Operations. I was in my early thirties and he was in his fifties and was a former US Air force pilot.

2012 158

Friday Feedback

Sklover Working Wisdom

Boston, Massachusetts. 2012 Alan L. Note : From Farmington Hills, Michigan, comes this great suggestion about how we can improve our blog, which we have considered and decided to act on: . “I I love your website, and all the articles and videos!

2012 141

5 Mistakes to AVOID when Implementing Internal Collaboration Tool

Workology

conference in Boston on Organization & Operational Readiness. Pitfalls of An Employee Collaboration Tool. The workplace is evolving to embrace social media. A recent study of U.S.

The Power of a Loose Connection

Hiring Technical People

I wanted to work at Symbolics, a local Boston company. If you read this blog or my Manage Your Job Search book, you know I’m a big fan of networking with loose connections. Those referrals are more likely to land you a job or help you find a candidate than asking the same people you already know. That’s why recruiters are so successful. They keep expanding their networks, one loose connection at a time. Here’s the story of how I landed my longest-lived internal job.

2012 136

What Questions Do You Have For Me?

Hiring Technical People

If you live in a major city, such as New York, San Francisco, or Boston, and commuting could be an issue, you might want to address that. If you’ve had any interview training at all, you know you’re supposed to leave time at the end of the interview to ask, “What questions do you have for me?” ” Most candidates don’t know what to ask. Some candidates ask about benefits, which might be okay.

2012 133

Jobs from the Best, Biggest and Most Admired Companies – Vol I

Career Alley

Boston Consulting Group – Number 2 on Fortune’s list, BCG (as they are known in the industry) is a top tier consulting company. “ A pessimist is one who makes difficulties of his opportunities and an optimist is one who makes opportunities of his difficulties.”

2012 151

A Hiring Manager’s Starting Guide to Twitter

Hiring Technical People

Add your city or major metropolitan area, such as #Boston or #NYC for Boston or New York, especially if you are not going to pay for relocation. One of the things that’s so hard about hiring these days is that it’s so dependent on your personal network. LinkedIn is part of your network. Twitter has to be a part of your network. As part of the updated hiring book, I have a section devoted to networking with Twitter. I thought I’d test it with you.

My Story on Sexual Harassment at Work and Tips for Dealing with It

Ms. Career Girl

Boston: McGraw Hill. I’m very excited to have a guest post by Chloe Esposito of UnderitAll.com today. Thanks for sharing your story so honestly Chloe! I know there are many other women who’ve experienced the same thing. Nicole.

2012 223

9 Famous Professors Who Rarely Teach

Resume Bear

Parliament-Funkadelic held a teaching residency at Boston College prior to Clinton receiving the degree. You’re a good student. You’re spending tons of borrowed cash to pay tuition to a coveted, well-respected academic institution.

2012 214

Release Your Brilliance, Vuja De

Workology

in Boston on “Organizational and Operational Readiness” and “Reverse Mentoring.” This One Time at BrandCamp. Last week, I took a few days off and went to camp – People’s Report Summer Brand Camp and Conference, in Dallas, TX.

2012 128

All the World is a Stage in the Job Market Today

Workology

Several weeks ago I was in Boston spearheading a recruitment event. “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players…” William Shakespeare. Back when my wife and I were dating she would tell me about an ex-boyfriend of hers.

2012 126

How to Use a Recruiter in Your Job Search

Hiring Technical People

I now have a short list of six trusted Boston-area recruiters, whom I refer and recommend. If you’re looking for a job, and you have more than two years of experience, you can consider using a recruiter. Some recruiters have entry-level jobs, but that’s rare in this economy. The more experience you have, the more senior you are, and the more specialized your experience is, the more you need a recruiter.

2012 126

My Review of 2011 (and Moving On To 2012!)

Personal Excellence Blog

I’m excited because 2012 is coming, and it’s less than 24 hours before that becomes reality (it’s Dec 31 as I’m writing this). I’m excited because I’ve big hopes and dreams for 2012, and I can’t wait to see them unfold in the new year.

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“My husband was fired – falsely – for theft. Should he consult an attorney?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

If you would like to obtain a list of five (5) or more experienced employee-side employment attorneys in the Boston area, you can do so by simply [ clicking here.] . 2012 Alan L. Question: My husband has worked for his employer for 15+ years, progressively in management roles but in an at-will arrangement. He never had any negative reviews and was recently promoted in June. Last week he was abruptly terminated. .

2012 109

Networking means making real friends.

Penelope Trunk

I took my kids to a four-day music workshop in Boston. Now we are tourists in Boston. So I go through my list of people who I know who I would want to hang out with in Boston, and the list is really long. We have a bit of a cash problem here in Boston.

“Young and PIP’ed? Here’s five thoughts to ponder.”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Boston, Massachusetts. 2012 Alan L. Question: Alan, I work for a very large and prestigious global private equity firm. I am 3.5 years out of college and just started an Analyst/entry level position at my firm 7 months ago. I routinely work 70+ hours per week, sometimes 100 hours, and have sacrificed countless weekends and most holidays to perform my “normal” tasks. .

2012 100

Rob Gronkowski Is That Young HiPo That's Either Going to End Up Running Your Company, Or.

HR Capitalist

The toast of Boston. Rob? -- Mugging for a picture with Boston enemy Kobe Bryant after a Lakers win in Boston Garden. . Serving 5 in the clink. You know who Rob Gronkowski is. In real life, he's a superstar tight end for the New England Patriots that's an absolute talented freak. Moves like a NBA small forward. Catches every ball.

Brain Food: Avocados Can Help You Focus at Work

Career Realism

2 heads Boston lettuce, torn. Did you know avocados can help you focus better at work ? According to Web MD , avocados help blood flow because they are loaded with monounsaturated fat (a healthy fat). Better blood flow helps to keep your brain cells moving, which increases concentration.

2012 114

How to Remove Lies From Your Resume (and LinkedIn) Without Getting Fired.

HR Capitalist

Thompson, who took over as head of the struggling company less than six months ago, claimed he received degrees in accounting and computer science from Stonehill College near Boston, but Yahoo's largest outside investor revealed earlier this month that the accounting degree was the only one he earned. So you've distributed a lie on your resume. Maybe a big one, maybe a small one.

2012 87

Job Hunter’s Roadblock: Is It All in Your Head?

Career Realism

I interviewed three of the very best career counselors in greater Boston to get their take on these issues. A long period of unemployment often takes a significant psychological toll. As the days and weeks mount up, the tasks of job hunting become more daunting.

3 Steps to Move Ahead in Your Entertainment Career

Career Realism

I just graduated from Boston University College of Communications and I’m looking for an opportunity to break into production.”. To create movement in your career , you have to generate a lot of energy. Sometimes you can get stagnant, out of practice at making things happen.

2012 114

Job Search Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Career Realism

It’s like trying to drive to Boston from San Francisco using a map of Miami – it doesn’t work! Recently, I had to attend an orientation for my daughter’s upcoming sixth rade environmental camp session. Stick with me, I have a point.).

2012 111

Tweet Your Way into the Job Interview Process

Career Realism

Create a search for anything you want on Twitter, like “software engineer job AND Boston.” For example: #Boston AND “sales jobs.” It turns out that Twitter is for more than just following celebrities like Justin Bieber or Ashton Kutcher.

2012 103

Find the right career by doing the wrong career

Penelope Trunk

Like, when I was in Boston with my kids and no money , Melissa left her job and walked to the bank to put money into an account for me. The update about my friend Melissa is that she is still working in an administrative job that is totally unimpressive. By choice.

2012 114

How to write about your life: Five-day seminar with Penelope Trunk. Plus special guest-appearance by The Farmer.

Penelope Trunk

I’ve lectured on writing at places like Boston University, Brown University, and the University of Paris. I’ve been writing about myself for as long as I can remember.

2012 109

3 Common LinkedIn Mistakes Job Seekers Make

Career Realism

Hi Joshua, I obtained your name through the Boston University MBA LinkedIn Group. In 2006, I trained my MBA class on how to use LinkedIn. Back then virtually no one was on. And those that were on formed some kind of a tight-knit community.

2012 114

How to take ownership of what you really want

Penelope Trunk

The novel Fifty Shades of Grey is selling faster than a Harry Potter book right now. The book is about sexual domination in a contemporary setting, including the career woman who has everything, including a hot, successful boyfriend.

2012 113

Use the Chik-Fil-A Mess to Teach Your Employees About Freedom of Speech.

HR Capitalist

Which is why the mayors of Boston, New York and San Franciso all felt compelled to weigh in on the Chik-Fil-A stance. I know. You're hopped up about the Chik-Fil-A thing, where the founder of the company said the Atlanta-based, high-end fast food retailer was "guilty as charged" related to financial support of organizations that among other things, promote marriage as being an institution that should be granted to a male/female combination only. .

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