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Too Aggressive Job Seeker?

Is it possible to be too aggressive in the search for a job? I say NO, in some cases I am sure it’s happened however more commonly job seekers tend to send a resume or fill out an application and then wait and then, well ….wait some more. To those job seekers I say….get out there and make it happen! If it’s a job you want and think you are the ideal candidate follow up and make sure you are don’t become just another applicant in a pile of applications.

Just yesterday I was… Continue

Added by Amy Hoster on November 12, 2008 at 3:50pm — 10 Comments

Chasing your tail?

As more and more people are hunting for jobs a lot of their interview experiences feel a lot like they are chasing their own tails. Unfortunately working with the wrong recruiter can do this to you and may cost you your next job.

In the mindset of the unemployed there is no job that they can’t do, but unfortunately there are lots of jobs for which our clients won’t hire them. However, if you’re working with a highly skilled recruiter they can tell you quickly if your skills are even… Continue

Added by bill martineau on November 12, 2008 at 2:53pm — No Comments

How Talented Women Thrive

McKinsey Quarterly

Centered Leadership: How Talented Women Thrive

Joanna Barsh, Susie Cranston and Rebecca A. Craske,

A new approach to leadership can help women become more self-confident and effective business leaders.

Women start careers in business and other professions with the same level of intelligence, education and commitment as men. Yet comparatively few reach the top echelons.

This gap matters not only because the familiar glass ceiling is… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Monster and Dice!!!!

When I was really young, my Mommy and Daddy told me that there is no such thing as a Monster and playing with Dice looked like gambling to them. And look at me now, I am grown up and I have my own personal Monster and Dice. I play with them everyday. But think of this, what if Mom-Dad were correct? What if I want to follow their advice? Where will I find people from, apart from these Social Networks?

Added by Kunal on November 12, 2008 at 1:43pm — 1 Comment

How influence patterns are impacted by social media

Insightful study (it's a PDF file) of social media is impacting influence patterns. Significant connections to managing internal and external talent relationships...

From the report:

The Society for New Communications Research set out to conduct an examination of how influence patterns are changing and how communications professionals are addressing… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on November 12, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Mini nuclear reactors on sale!

When I read this, I question where will all the radioactive material go once the ten years are up?

Small and Nuclear

Say the words “nuclear reactor” and you probably imagine a vast complex with cooling towers, radiation symbols plastered everywhere, and Homer Simpson asleep at the controls. That’s not what John Deal has in mind. Deal, the CEO of year-old New Mexico startup Hyperion, has licensed technology from the labs at Los Alamos that lets him build safe, small… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 12:50pm — No Comments

Secrets of their success "Managing Talent"

What separates the legendary CEO from the chronically dissatisfied cubicle dweller? It's not innate talent, argues Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell in his new book.

By Jennifer Reingold, senior writer Fortune Magazine

Fortune Magazine) -- In the business world, managing talent is one of those topics that are both overanalyzed and misunderstood. What separates the legendary CEO from the chronically dissatisfied cubicle dweller?

In his provocative new book,… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Fortune Magazine Top most profitable Industries

Industry Rank Industry 2007 % Growth in Profits

1 Pipelines 80.9

2 Electronics, Electrical Equipment 60.1

3 Packaging, Containers 49.8

4 Engineering, Construction 46.1

5 Airlines 33.8

6 Wholesalers: Health Care 31.4

7 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 28.9

8 Entertainment 25.6

9 Network and Other Communications Equipment 23.7

10 Household and Personal Products 20.3

11 Medical Products and Equipment 20.3

12 Aerospace and Defense… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 12:21pm — 1 Comment

Fortune Magazine Top Industries

Industry Rank Growth in Revenue

1 Real Estate 29.9

2 Engineering, Construction 19.7

3 Securities 18.7

4 Internet Services and Retailing 18.5

5 Oil and Gas Equipment, Services 18.4

6 Network and Other Communications Equipment 15.6

7 Mining, Crude-Oil Production 13.5

8 Wholesalers: Diversified 12.8

9 Metals 12.5

10 Financial Data Services 11.9

11 Commercial Banks 11.9

12 Pharmaceuticals 11.5

13 Telecommunications 10.6

14… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 12:16pm — No Comments

Fortune Magazine Top 500 companies

And the winners are...
See the full list of America's largest corporations, including detailed company profiles and contact

1. Wal-Mart Stores
6. General Electric
2. Exxon Mobil
7. Ford Motor
3. Chevron
8. Citigroup
4. General Motors
9. Bank of America
5. ConocoPhillips
10. AT&T

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Six Leaps of Innovation

Six Leaps of Innovation
Lots of change out there. New Web widgets, new biotech, new eco-friendly dirt bikes that can jump over your head. Here's a rundown of what and whom to keep an eye on in 2008. Photographs by Michael Lewis for Fortune.
By Michael V. Copeland

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 11:59am — No Comments

Overseas outsourcing heats up again

As sales drop and business owners look for ways to cut their overhead, sending jobs to cheaper locations is an option back on the table.

By Emily Maltby

November 11, 2008: 6:02 AM ET

( -- Two years ago, when the economy was booming, Tessa Luu's furniture showroom in Los Angeles was running smoothly. But Luu was tired of the rising electric bills, salaries, benefits and rent that ate her profits. So she undertook a radical move to cut all the… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 11:54am — No Comments

50 Most Powerful Women

By Jessica Shambora and Beth Kowitt

50 Most Powerful Women

Talk about drama! Our 11th annual list is dominated by firsts (first woman to run a major U.S. oil company), superlatives (youngest honoree ever) and notable departures (Citi's Sallie Krawcheck steps down as the most watched woman on Wall Street).

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 11:46am — No Comments

Congress sets stage for solar boom

Environment + Technology

By Todd Woody

After months of failed attempts in Congress to extend crucial renewable energy tax credits, the end-game came with lightning speed Friday afternoon: The House of Representatives passed the green incentives attached to the financial bailout package approved by the Senate Wednesday night and President Bush promptly signed the legislation into law.

There were goodies for wind, geothermal and alternative fuels, but the big… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 11:43am — No Comments

Google hits 3-year low on growth fears

By Scott Moritz

What was a little fuzzy last month has become clearer of late: The sagging economy is weighing on Google (GOOG).

Goldman Sachs analyst James Mitchell cited signs of weakness in search advertising - Google’s biggest moneymaker by far — in cutting his revenue growth target for the current fourth quarter from 4% to 1%.

Mitchell is the second analyst this week to lower estimates for Google. On Monday Barclays analyst Doug Anmuth called for… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 11:38am — 2 Comments

The genius behind Steve

Could operations whiz Tim Cook run the company someday?

By Adam Lashinsky, senior writer


Tim Cook (left) and Steve Jobs at Apple headquarters in 2007. Jobs hired Cook from Compaq in 1998 to fix Apple's production mess.

(Fortune Magazine) -- Let's start with some uncomfortable truths. We wouldn't be publishing an article about the under-the-radar guy who's most likely to succeed Steve Jobs as chief executive… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 11:36am — No Comments

War For or On Talent?

Recently a friend of mine wrote a fairly pointed column on a recruiting site regarding the term that is so overused these days "The War For Talent." His perspective was that it is actually a "war ON talent" meaning that there's so much talent out there but recruiters, HR managers and Hiring Managers are too arrogant/ blind/ stupid, etc...(fill in the blank with your derogatory adjective of choice) to see it. I, of course, posted my… Continue

Added by Ragan Kellams on November 12, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Sun gambles big as outlook darkens

Big Tech

Covering the digital giants, by Jon Fortt

Sun gambles big as outlook darkens

Bryan Cantrill and Mike Shapiro, Distinguished Engineers at Sun, dreamed up a new type of storage product and convinced executives to let them build it in relative isolation. Image: Sun

Maybe there’s something about unconventional office space that gets Silicon Valley’s creative juices flowing.

Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard worked their magic in a garage. Apple’s… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 12, 2008 at 11:26am — No Comments

Top 10 Tips for a Successful Job Interview

Job interviews in many organizations are getting sophisticated these days. Psychological tests, role plays, and challenges to one’s “quick intelligence” and street smarts are often part of the package. While it’s impossible to anticipate everything you may encounter, here are ten tips that will help you negotiate the interview process successfully.

1. Prepare and over-prepare.

2. Be particularly clear on what you know and what you want to achieve.

3. Make sure your… Continue

Added by Ryan Pratt on November 12, 2008 at 11:25am — 2 Comments

Mike Critelli, Executive Chairman of Pitney Bowes on executive compensation

Last week I wrote a piece on an executive compensation model; this week another post. This topic needs to stay in our collective consciousnesses.

I did some work for Mike Critelli about 20 years ago when I was still at Pitney Bowes. He was then and still is a straight shooter and when I stumbled upon his blog, it… Continue

Added by Steve Levy on November 12, 2008 at 11:24am — No Comments

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