November, 2007

What's the Position Worth?

Hiring Technical People

In my recent consulting (workshops and assessments), several technical staff and their managers have told me they're not sure they are being paid what they're worth. I ask “How do you know?” They tell me all the ways they're working for

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The Career Happiness Manifesto

Life@work

Manifestos have gone out of style somewhat, I think. Marx really did a number on that whole genre. But here's a manifesto that you can get behind: The Happy at Work Manifesto, by Alex Kjerulf. I heard about this over at ask the

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Personal Branding and We've Got the Burgers

Cube Rules

Charles H. Green's Trust Matters blog tells the Russian (or American) story of customer service upon opening a mcdonald's where the trainer spoke of “fast, friendly, courteous service to customers.” An employee approached the trainer

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Career Tests: Choosing the right career test to choose the right career

Career Key

A valid career test can help you in choosing a career. Career testing can give you valuable career help. You can, • Identify good career options, • Learn about yourself, and • Understand how the career you choose affects your job satisfaction and success. We have worked hard to maximize these benefits for Career Key users. And, quite frankly, I think we are the best on the Internet. What surprises me is the number and popularity of fake career tests online.

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Recruiting Trends Columns About Culture Posted | Hiring Technical.

Hiring Technical People

My most recent Recruiting Trends column about culture is here. Post to Twitter Tweet This Post. This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged recruiting trends. Bookmark the permalink. ? Your Boss Wants This Candidate; You Don't

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Career Happiness is a Warm Puppy

Life@work

Dscf4386_6 I've really wanted to talk about my corgi puppy since we got him in September. I'm done having kids, and this is the only kind of baby picture I can flash around with parental pride. Since this is a "professional" blog on

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Serendipity and Your Job Search

Life@work

Serendipity is one of my favorite words. It's both mysterious and delightful. A job search can seem like such an uninspiring list of tasks. But when you think about it, serendipity plays a big role in many of our successful searches

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Career Key Invited to Attend Microsoft U.S. Workforce Readiness Forum

Career Key

I've been invited to attend in Seattle next week's Microsoft Town Hall Forum on U.S. Workforce Readiness: Building Collaborative and Innovative Partnerships on Workforce Competitiveness, featuring a keynote address by Ed Gordon, author of The 2010 Meltdown. This national forum is a part of Microsoft's Unlimited Potential – Community Technology Skills Program.

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Career Decision Profile now available

Career Key

Although the Career Decision Profile (CDP) has been widely used by career counselors for many years, this is the first time it has been available for purchase online. After receiving so many inquires to license the CDP, we've made it more accessible. In the next few weeks, we will be making the manual available as well. In the meantime, for assistance in using and interpreting CDP results, see "The Career Decision Profile: Using a measure of career decision status in counseling" by Lawrence K.

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CK Publishes Guide to Meeting ASCA Standards

Career Key

Jones recently made available for download his free " Guide to Using the Career Key to Meet ASCA National Model Competencies. " So far the feedback has been positive, but we'd like to hear from more people. This one-page guide helps school counselors use both our website and/or The Career Key test in creating their own curriculum. Dr. Jones also gave a powerpoint presentation on this same subject at the Washington and Oregon School Counselors Associations' annual conference last January.

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Differing Gifts.

Career Key

Differing gifts. My career direction in college? Boy, was I confused. I recall when I was a sophomore. I had just squeaked through Organic Chemistry -- a chemist I was not. I went to the college counselor and he had me take the Strong Interest Inventory. Later, between puffs on his pipe and scratching his head, he said my highest scores were for Plumber, Airline Pilot, and Carpenter; my next highest score was for Social Worker -- "Hmm. Larry, I don't know quite what to make of this."

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Top 10 Criteria for Job Satisfaction

Career Key

When choosing a career, most people want to answer the question, "what career will make me happy?" If you think money and prestige are the top criteria people give, think again. Of the top ten criteria for job satisfaction , #1 on the list is the kind of work that makes best use of your talents and gives you a feeling of accomplishment. Here are 8 ways to choose the right kind of work that will satisfy you (visit here for more details about each): Know yourself.

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What career do your parents want you to choose?

Career Key

Parents strongly influence their child's career choice. As a new parent, I now understand better why it would be so easy to get overly involved in my son's process of choosing a career, especially if it were in a direction I did not agree with (i.e. professional skydiver/stuntman). Could you see me approving of and supporting a skydiving career for this little guy? No way. But what about his perspective?

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