A Boston Marathon Story

Ms. Career Girl

One of my friends ran the Boston Marathon yesterday. Boston was no exception. As the stories of the Boston Marathon start to surface today, I think it’s important to acknowledge not only the tragic ones, but also the positive stories that make us think about our lives.

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2013 HR and Recruiting Conference Preview

Workology

HR and Recruiting Conferences in 2013. January 29 – 31, 2013 in San Francisco, CA. >> January 31 – February 1, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA. >> SourceCon 2013. February 7 – 8, 2013 in Atlanta, GA. >> Strategic Recruitment Summit 2013.

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CAPITALIST MAILBAG: What's the Most HRish Thing to Come Out of Boston?

HR Capitalist

Hey Capitalist/KD: What''s the most HRish thing to come out of the Boston tragedy? I''m betting you''ve got something to say about the media coverage. Becka from Charlotte. Hey Becka - . Media coverage? Talking at length when you know nothing? Sounds like HR, right? Or maybe marketing.

Resiliency of Community

WorkEngagement

At 2:50 pm on 15 May 2013 I was on Commonwealth Ave in Boston waiting for my daughter, Nicola (a contributor to this blog), to emerge from the Massachusetts Ave underpass in the pack running the Boston Marathon.

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People Are Supposed to Be Good

Workology

I woke up hearing everything that is going on in Boston and the manhunt being ensued. Life bad people boston good people happiness life oklahoma city Excuse me if I get a little emotional this morning.

The Next Finish Line

WorkEngagement

By Nicola Leiter Yesterday, less than a week after I lined up at the starting line of the Boston Marathon, I lined up at a very different start.

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The Power of Closure

WorkEngagement

Eclipsed by the scope of the devastation at the Boston Marathon finish line were the frayed loose ends of approximately 5000 runners who did not finish the race.

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51 Company Career Sites for Direct Links to Jobs

Career Alley

Boston Consulting Group. Job search is a classic example of being in the right place at the right time. You don’t stand much of a chance if 100 resumes were submitted to a job opportunity before yours was submitted.

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Top 5 Ways Employers Can Help Women Advance

Resume Bear

According to Randstad’s Q3 2013 Engagement Study, in the next 6 months, 42 percent of men compared to 34 percent of women are likely to seek out a job in a different company, and 48 percent of men compared to 40 percent of women are likely to give a lot of consideration to a job offer.

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What Are We Doing in the Azores?

WorkEngagement

It turned out that the only direct flight from Lisbon to Boston on Sata Air (a partner airline of TAP), made a stop here. We then continued to Boston. We were heading towards messy precipitation wandering across the freezing point in Boston.

2013 130

Hiring is a Team Sport

Hiring Technical People

” I’m speaking at Agile Boston this week. I’m repeating the talk in Downtown Boston on Thursday , too. Shane Hastie, my sometime coauthor , and sometime co-teacher, interviewed me for InfoQ about Hiring Geeks That Fit. We had a great time, and the interview shows it. I hope you enjoy the interview. One of the things I say in the interview is, “Hiring should be a team sport, too.” What’s the title of my talk? Agile Hiring: It’s a Team Sport.

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Looking for proof? It is there!

Careers Done Write

That is how many of us felt over the hours and days following the terror attacks in Boston. Finally, thank you to the Boston area residents, who remind us of the meaning of patriotism and courage. As Americans, countless times we sing the Star Spangled Banner.

2013 148

The Highest Paying Jobs for Non-College Grads

Career Alley

Byline: Lance Hines – Lance is a freelance writer and an artist who lives in Boston. When it comes to facts and figures a college degree really is the only option even though grads will carry some debt into their new careers.

2013 198

New Employee Survey Reveals Bosses Today Rarely Apologize, Inspire Less Trust

Resume Bear

in Boston. Findings highlight disconnect between how managers and employees view workplace mistakes and trust. Eighty-nine percent of managers say that they either always or often apologize for their mistakes at work.

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Agile Hiring: It’s a Team Sport Slides Posted

Hiring Technical People

I gave the “same” talk twice last week, at Agile Boston. Now, I never memorize my talks, so it’s never the same talk. I record my talks so I can learn from them. I had to select which talk I uploaded to slideshare. Tough decision! I decided to upload the first talk, because I thought the quality of the recording was better. There were fewer background sounds, even though some of my talk was better the second day.

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Why Your Office Needs a Director of People

Workology

For instance, The Boston Consulting Group first exhibits dedication to their workforce far before they’re ever hired by devoting thousands of dollars and an average of 100 hours to recruiting each consultant in order to get the right people.

2013 142

Finding the Best Ways to Conduct a Job Search Online

Career Alley

If you live in Boston, for example, it’s worth visiting Boston.com as part of your job site explorations. Maybe you’re on the job market for the first time or you’ve been on the job hunt for awhile but are looking for strategies to shake up your approach.

2013 176

LinkedIn’s Youthful Expansion

Workology

in Boston? Do you have a teenager in your family? Well there is big news in the world of social media: LinkedIn is now available for high school users. Students as young as 14 in the US are welcome on LinkedIn’s social networking site as a result of their newly revised terms of service.

2013 152

A Great Gift for Granny: Being Connected

Workology

For my mom, we arranged for her to follow favorite schools, towns, local and national news organizations, a favorite store, and the Boston Red Sox. It’s not always easy to think of the right gift for Grandma or Grandpa because they always seem to have everything they need.

2013 132

“In-The-Meantime Clause” – This is One to Remember

Sklover Working Wisdom

TWO ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES”: Melinda was a 32-year-old family practice physician recruited to leave her home and practice in the suburbs of Boston to join a large family-medicine practice in southern Maine. 2013 Alan L. You can’t do better than to expect the unexpected. Nothing is so certain as the unexpected.” . - English Proverb.

2013 122

5 Things to Know about Business Trip Etiquette

Workology

Staff at a hotel in Chicago , New York or Boston may appreciate a bit more generosity than what you’d normally give in less-pricey locales. Traveling for business isn’t the same as going on vacation.

2013 133

How To Get Jobs At Startups

JobMob

Okay, so everyone knows that Silicon Valley, Boston and New York are the major hubs in the US for start-up companies. As we mentioned earlier, you do not have to be in New York, Silicon Valley or Boston to get a job with a start-up company.

2013 111

9 Traits Of A Professional Resume

Tim's Strategy

My wife and I recently ate at an Italian restaurant in the North End of Boston, where I had Linguine Alla Pescatore and Caprese Salad (with fried tomato). University of Boston, Boston, MA. This is a guest blog post by Bob McIntosh.

2013 107

How to Save a Negative Company Culture

Workology

The inner conformist is stronger than the inner activist,” Columbia University psychologist Michael Morris told The Boston Globe in a story about shifting cultural norms. You might have started out with the best of intentions, but somewhere along the way your company culture took a nosedive.

The Economy Stinks But I Am Going On Vacation – So There!

Workology

Time off – time away from work – is important. ”Only in America have working hours increased,” states Bill Beuttler in his post, We Work Too Hard in Boston Magazine. Trial and Hardship. The last twelve years of my life haven’t been easy.

April Roundup

Ms. Career Girl

A Boston Marathon Story. This month the MCG team is proud to say we survived the launch of the New & Improved Ms. Career Girl!

2013 151

How Searching for an IT Job is Different than Searching for Any Other Job - Guest Post

Careers Done Write

AVID Technical Resources has offices in NY, Boston, CA, and RI and is ready to help you find your dream IT job. Careers Done Write is pleased to have a partnership with a well respected IT recruitment firm. As part of this partnership, AVID has written a blog post for us to share with the CDW readers. I hope you find their post informative. Are you making a change and moving into the IT job market, or perhaps this is your first entry into the field and the job market overall?

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10 Things that Give Us a Headache (Vote to Win Prizes!)

Ms. Career Girl

Unfortunately we have several examples of this one…the most irritating to us was the way Epicurious tweeted after the Boston Marathon. A few weeks ago, the folks at Excedrin® Extra Strength reached out to me to let me know about a contest they are running.

2013 169

How To Get Jobs At Startups

JobMob

Okay, so everyone knows that Silicon Valley, Boston and New York are the major hubs in the US for start-up companies. As we mentioned earlier, you do not have to be in New York, Silicon Valley or Boston to get a job with a start-up company.

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Employee Engagement Waggle on Slideshare

David Zinger

David has worked on employee engagement from Winnipeg to Warsaw, Saskatoon to South Africa, and Boston to Barcelona. In 2013, David has spoken in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Berlin, New York, Chicago, and Toronto. Waggle while you work.

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

HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note - Reposting this one as I got two emails asking for help on taking lies off thier resume in the last week - get ''em off there people. . So you''ve distributed a lie on your resume. Maybe a big one, maybe a small one.

2013 90

3 Reasons Women Make Great Salespeople

Career Realism

If so, Fusion is looking to expand its sales team in their new Boston office. The game of sales can be a challenging one, and some people are just not meant to be in the field. However, some people are born with the natural ability to sell.

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Moving? 3 Helpful Tips For Your Relocation Job Search

Career Realism

For example, if you’re heading to Boston, not every job that comes up will make it to the big aggregation engines that can be viewed from New York to L.A. Finding work in a new town, city, or state can be the ideal solution to a lack of fulfillment.

2013 113

3 Reasons Recruiters Make Great Salespeople

Career Realism

It’s no surprise LaSaffre and his team at Fusion are focused on finding more recruiters to join their sales team in their new Boston office. The staffing industry has weathered a pretty tough business climate over the last several years.

2013 113

The Future Of The Resume

Career Realism

Vala Afshar, the Chief Marketing Officer of Boston based Enterasys hired someone in marketing by making them apply via Twitter. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the future of the resume. To be blunt, the traditional paper resume is under attack on many fronts from its digital cousin.

2013 114

5 Must-Have Qualities Of Six-Figure Salespeople

Career Realism

If so, Fusion is looking to expand its sales team in its new Boston office. One of the best things about being in sales is the income potential! Salespeople who earn $100K+ each year all share some common traits that make them excel in their job.

2013 113

Why Standard Applications are Broken for New Grads

Corn on the Job

Phoebe Farber is a Senior at Northeastern University in Boston and the Founder & CEO of Prospective Plus, which has built CareerApp.me – the Common App for Jobs.

2013 111

4 Qualities Great Salespeople Avoid

Career Realism

If so, Fusion is looking to expand its sales team in their new Boston office. Being a great salesperson is a challenge, especially because of the rejection. There are many competitors selling the same thing.

2013 113

7 Ways To Meet New People (And Have Fun Doing It)

Career Realism

This summer, I got coupons for a parasailing trip, a Boston harbor cruise, and tons of local restaurants!). It can be hard to meet new people. You might not think you have the time, patience, or social confidence to go out and build your network on a whim. Who does?

2013 114

Taking Mom To A Job Interview: A Crutch Or Smart Move?

Career Realism

In an interview with WBUR , NPR news station in Boston, Derek Thompson from The Atlantic believes that it’s both the parents and the companies.

2013 113

David Zinger Employee Engagement Speaker: Don’t Manage Change (Lesson 4)

David Zinger

David has worked on employee engagement from Winnipeg to Warsaw, Saskatoon to South Africa, and Boston to Barcelona. In 2013, David has spoken in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Berlin, New York, Chicago, and Toronto. Are you ready to change employee engagement?

2013 84

Why Jason Collins matters for your career

Penelope Trunk

Collins is a 12-year NBA veteran who has played for the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards and chose to come out in the new edition of Sports Illustrated . Jason Collins is a professional basketball player who just announced that he’s gay.

2013 114

Career Success Strategy For Professionals Over 40

Career Realism

A study released by the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College indicated many companies have reservations about hiring older workers because of these preconceived notions.