Mon.Feb 27, 2012

10 Big Businesses That Let Employees Nap on the Job

Resume Bear

In times past, napping on the job would have gotten you fired, or at least seriously reprimanded, but that isn’t always the case in today’s workplace.

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The 4 connections you need to get hired

Cube Rules

photo credit: Darwin Bell. In a job search, we hear a lot about connections. After all, we’ve all heard the statistics about how networking can help you land a job faster, more and more job seekers are using social networking , and the list goes on. We’ve heard it all.

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Are You as Happy as You Can Be? 10 Surefire Ways To Be Unhappy in Life

Personal Excellence Blog

In line with this post, I’m launching an all-new 21-Day Positivity Challenge, which starts March 1st! Are you ready to make March the month of positivity ?? Only 1 day since the announcement is posted and we’ve over 120 nearly *200* official participants and counting!

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3 Signs it’s Time for a Career Change

Career Realism

Are you bored at work these days? Maybe it's time for a career change. Here are three signs when it's time to mix up your professional life. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at Choosing a Career Path advice career change expert job life path sign tip

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Deputy Attorney Fired For Comments Made on His Twitter Account: Why Your Reputation On-Line Is More Important Than Your Net Worth

Resume Bear

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana deputy attorney general was fired Wednesday after he suggested — among many provocative remarks on a private Twitter account and blog — that police use live ammunition to clear union protesters from the state Capitol in Wisconsin.

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Management: 10 Tips for Time, Work, & Life


You can manage! I write an awful lot about time management, business management, and life management. I write about management because I need it. I need to manage my time. I need to manage my work. And I need to manage my life.

Approaching Your Job Search Differently

Career Realism

Are you struggling trying to find a new job? Approach your job search differently by "looking for work the way you live your life.". To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at Job Search advice approach career expert job search tip

How To Be the Best Employee You Can Be

Career Copilot

How To Be the Best Employee You Can Be. You want to stand out from the rest of the people that you work with – and maybe you do. But you know that there have to be ways to really go above and beyond the norm without being a brown noser (you don’t want to carry that reputation around with you, trust me). Every business [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. Career Development

Why jobseekers need to show interest in Pinterest…

Mildred Talabi

Unless you’ve had your head firmly stuck in the sand over the past three months or so, you would have noticed that everyone is going on about the latest social network that is set to “take the world by storm”.

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Are You Overqualified?

Professional Resume Services

How many times have you been told you were overqualified for a job search position? It actually happens a lot and can be just as bruising to an ego and not being considered at all. There is actually a reason why employers will use this tactic during the interview process. They will actually see you

5 Old School Sections You Ought to Remove from Your Resume

The Undercover Recruiter

There are many career networking opportunities available for job seekers. Networking opportunities prove useful however, at some point; you are going to be required to submit one of two documents.

Are Daily Routines Destoying Your Career?


Daily routines can quickly become a daily grind when they continue on without changes or anticipated development. For many of us switching up our daily routine can be an important part of mental and physical health.

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The Game: Accounts Payable

HR Capitalist

There's a manual on how to play the game in every department in your company. . Take for example - Accounts Payable. Let's take a look at some of the things that AP says to calm your nerves and make you feel like the check is in the mail (and the question you should ask as a follow up): -" Yes - Your invoice has been processed " (When are you actually going to pay it. When will I have the payment in my hand?

How Over-the-Top Will You Go to Boost Employee Morale?

Water Cooler Wisdom

For some business owners, good culture is everything, and they will pay top dollar for it.    Mitch Goldstone is one of those business owners. Goldstone, who is president and CEO of California-based photo scanning service, has no qualms about going way over-the-top for his annual employee retreat in Las Vegas. The price tag is a whopping $65,000. Goldstone’s grand design includes meeting his 17 employees at the airport with chauffeured Rolls Royce Ghost limousines. 

Résumé Help: Style Points

Careers Done Write

There are several ways we can improve Clara’s résumé In the mark-up of Clara’s original résumé, I have shared a few comments. If we corrected all of those items, Clara would have a good résumé Would it be a great résumé?

Should I Refer Job Applicants from My Social Networks?

Career Realism

Is it okay to refer job applicants from the social networks you participate in? Learn how referring people from your social network can be useful. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at Networking career job media network referral social tip

Wikis as Corporate Online Collaboration Tools


From time to time, I write foundational social media pieces as part of my mission to educate HR, Recruiting, and Corporate professionals on the uses and benefits of social media. This is one of those pieces.

Techeads Israeli Hitech Job Fair on March 6th 2012


People & Computers’ latest edition of its annual hitech (IT) job fair is next week. This job fair usually takes place in the summer like this one last July, so either they bumped it up this year or they’ll be another one in 6 months (although I hope you won’t care about it).

Which Way Are You Running in Your Career?

Career Rocketeer

Certain people have a well-defined career path and whether employed or unemployed, continue to make strategic career decisions based on preset short and long-term goals. On the other hand, many people reach a point in their career where as blues legend B.B. King says, “The Thrill Is Gone” and they feel the time is right to [.]. Career Management SEO1

Guest Post: Ford R. Myers

Job Stalker

This week we’re featuring a “guest post” by noted Career Coach and author Ford R. Myers. To be honest with you, though, I’d run across this in other contexts, liked it, and got permission (above and beyond his “blanket” reprint terms detailed at the bottom here) to re-use it in The Job Stalker. One of. Read more »

Q: How much do people embellish when they're writing job postings?

Guerrilla Job Hunting

A: Job ads are designed to arouse your interest and entice you to apply. So often times it’s what ever goes – from the “team” you’d work with to the technology or even the location. Recruiters always ask themselves what sets this opportunity apart from everything else out there especially if the job isn’t deemed to be glamorous.    They're selling "sex" and "power" Compliments of David E Perry and Kevin Donlin.

Resume Writing Service

Career Alley

“ We are what we repeatedly do; excellence, then, is not an act but a habit. ” – Aristotle. Do you know what a resume writing service and a plumber have in common? Imagine that your kitchen sink is spewing water.

my married colleague might be coming on to me

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I work at a medical clinic with over 22 doctors. I usually work with one specifically and do X-rays on other days. I had a doctor come up to me a few weeks ago and tell me that he wanted me to run his clinic while his regular person is gone on maternity leave. I informed my manager of this. Last week, he asked if I was starting with him. He was fun and nice when he said it and I joked back that I did all I can and he will have to check with my bosses.

Are Career Objectives Really Important?

Professional Resume Services

If you were to ask career counselors if a career objective is worth merit, half of them would say yes. Those arguing against objectives will say they are too limiting and usually poorly constructed. Those in favor will say that employers want to be able to determine quickly what you can do for the company

Interview With An Advertising Executive

Resume to Referral

When I was in high school, I knew that I wanted to go to college for art. My dad worked for an advertising agency and I seemed to have inherited his artistic talents. He took me to work with him when he was able to do so. I pretty much knew that I wanted to

How to become an au-pair


An au pair is much like a nanny, except it involves rendering your childcare and some household services in another country. Quite often young women attend higher education and work at learning the new country’s language while she attends to the required domestic responsibilities. This is a live-in position, where the au pair is treated as an equal member of the family. This means that you would take your meals with the family, and attend activities with them, as well.