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Uh oh -- you said THAT at work?

CNN.COM Posting



Karen Giberson, president of Accessories Council, a nonprofit organization that stimulates consumer awareness and demand for fashion accessories, was scheduling an appointment with a major retailer to show it a new line of pantyhose. When confirming the meeting, the secretary asked who would be attending. Giberson replied, "Oh, just me and a bunch of great hose!"



"I didn't even realize what I said until the assistant said, 'Excuse me?'" Giberson… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 5, 2008 at 1:40pm — No Comments

America's most-wanted workers

CNN.COM Posting



Though the U.S. economy has softened this year -- headlines warn of mortgage woes, layoffs and escalating gas prices -- there are still jobs out there... you just have to know where to look.



We dug deep into Bureau of Labor Statistics data to find industries that are still adding jobs despite a rising national unemployment rate.



Health care



With a large segment of the population entering retirement age, health care remains strong… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 5, 2008 at 1:39pm — No Comments

Social networking sites dos and don'ts

Posting from Cnn.com



By Mike Hargis

CareerBuilder.com vice president of customer care



Editor's note: CNN.com has a business partnership with CareerBuilder.com, which serves as the exclusive provider of job listings and services to CNN.com.





Many hiring managers are actively using social networking sites to seek out the right candidates.



Many hiring managers are actively using social networking sites to seek out the right… Continue

Added by 01. Lonnie McRorey on November 5, 2008 at 1:26pm — No Comments

Google pulls out of Yahoo partnership

Post from Cnn.com Technology news



Google pulls out of Yahoo partnership

Online search advertising giant says antitrust battle with government risked loss of business, retreats from deal with struggling peer.



WASHINGTON (AP) -- Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. have scrapped their Internet advertising partnership, abandoning attempts to overcome the objections of antitrust regulators and customers who believed the alliance would give Google too much power over online… Continue

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Some Applicants say the darndest things...

Some humor for the week from HR.com – you just can’t make this stuff up. Found on real resumes and cover letters:



•"Received a plague for Salesperson of the Year."



•"Wholly responsible for two (2) failed financial institutions."



•"Failed bar exam with relatively high grades."



•"It's best for employer that I not work with people."



•"Let's meet, so you can 'ooh' and 'aah' over my experience."



•"You will want me to be Head Honcho in… Continue

Added by Luigi Lupo on November 5, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

When a PMP just isn't enough

Hiring Project Managers and have a requirement for a PMP? It's not as if the certification ensures that the person will be a great PM just like AIRS or CIR certs ensure someone being a great sourcer or recruiter or a PHR or SPHR being a great HR person. Please...

Here's a nice article that speaks to the PMP-only syndrome.

Added by Steve Levy on November 5, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

November 5, 2008

Claudia's Wednesday Wisdom

This week Claudia talks to not throwing the networking baby out with the referral bathwater... Welcome to Splitsville

Happy Wednesday! Ami G.

Added by Amitai Givertz on November 5, 2008 at 10:19am — No Comments

Failure

This week we’ve seen great success and great failure in our national elections. On Thursday in the MagicMethod Phone Sourcing Class Chat we’ll be continuing this week’s discussion on failure.



"The failure is mine, not yours." ~ John McCain, November 4, 2008



What do you think failure is?



One of Tuesday’s participants commented, “We… Continue

Added by Maureen Sharib on November 5, 2008 at 9:00am — 10 Comments

One Year Accelerated US MBA in Boston, London, Dubai or Shanghai

Dear All,



I am Jerry Chang, Director of Recruiting for Hult International Business School. I am responsible for Hult MBA talents acquisition in South East Asia. I actively work to select potential qualified candidates in this region with impressive interpersonal and leadership skills, outstanding qualifications and work experience to be part of our community. Here are some fast facts about our school:



1. Opportunity to study and live in Boston, London, Dubai or… Continue

Added by Jerry Chang on November 5, 2008 at 8:33am — No Comments

Dan Schwabel, Luke, and Obi Wan discuss the future of recruiting

Good post from the Branded One, Dan Schwabel, as he interviews Chris Russell (Luke Skywalker) and Peter Clayton (Obi Wan Kenobi). They echo what I have long thought, the future means - social media: in, job boards: out. http://snipr.com/550v0

Added by Craig Fisher on November 5, 2008 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Splitsville

Dear Claudia,



I have a large network and am frequently asked for referrals by recruiters who seem oblivious to the fact that I make my living with placements too. Is it reasonable to expect a fee split when I don’t know the person asking?



Cranky






Dear Cranky,



When I was young my grandmother’s next door neighbor, Mr. Moore, kept a sign posted by his door that said “I don’t buy from strangers. Expect to stay a while.” I asked him once if… Continue

Added by Claudia Faust on November 5, 2008 at 7:00am — No Comments

Ten Ways to Make Someone Smile

Ten Ways to Make Someone Smile



There’s nothing better than knowing you’ve made someone happy – especially if you can do so in some simple,cheap wow gold thoughtful way. Here’s ten easy ways to make someone smile today: I guarantee you’ll be smiling too!



I’ll start with the most straightforward and work up to ideas which need a little bit more planning



1. Write a note to say “thank… Continue

Added by diana on November 5, 2008 at 3:11am — No Comments

Dale Carnegie’s Thoughts on Freedom and Happiness

Dale Carnegie’s Thoughts on Freedom and Happiness



When we were kids, anything was possible. The wide world lay open and we saw the future as a great adventure. We could do anything. I believe that all life should be an adventure, and that happiness is our natural, default state of being. But clearly we have allowed things to get in the way of our Happiness and freedom. As we have traveled through the landscape of our lives, we have encountered many challenges and, sadly, we have… Continue

Added by diana on November 5, 2008 at 3:10am — No Comments

9 Ways to Boost Your Mood

9 Ways to Boost Your Mood



All of us have times when we just seem to be in a bad mood with the world in general. Here’s a few quotes from the last hour or two on Twitter:



* “People suck. I’m in a bad mood. Ugh.”

* “Wish I knew why I was in such a fowl mood. Nothing bad happened today, in fact it went rather well. I just feel like… bleh!”

* “Ever just *know* you’re going to be in a bad mood, like a weather forecast? Hoping tomorrow’s not a bad day.”



I’m… Continue

Added by diana on November 5, 2008 at 3:09am — No Comments

Why Your Mood Is Killing Your Productivity (& What To Do About It)

Why Your Mood Is Killing Your Productivity (& What To Do About It)



Most people are on a quest to increase their productivity in order to do less and achieve more. Tips on how to organize your passwords, instructions on how to handle e-mail, advice to take creativity breaks, and information on how to apply Stephen Covey’s four-quadrant matrix are examples of advice that can help you become more productive.



However, the most important productivity tool that exists is… Continue

Added by diana on November 5, 2008 at 3:08am — No Comments

30 Simple Ways to Enjoy Life

30 Simple Ways to Enjoy Life



Do you want to live a happy life? If you say yes like most people do, then it’s important to learn to enjoy life. Some people may think that they can only enjoy life when they already have a lot of money or have a successful career. But that’s not true. You can enjoy your life where you are with what you already have. You can enjoy your life now.



Here I will share with you 30 ways to enjoy life. But before that,… Continue

Added by diana on November 5, 2008 at 3:07am — No Comments

12 Techniques to Stop Worrying

12 Techniques to Stop Worrying



“I am an old man and I have known a great many troubles,buy wow gold but most of them never happened” - Mark Twain



stop worrying



What Is worry? Worry is a very strong feeling of anxiety. It’s fear of the unknown - the thought that the worst will happen.



We may become overly concerned with future events. We may engage in repetitive negative self-talk… Continue

Added by diana on November 5, 2008 at 3:06am — No Comments

4 Powerful Ways to Appreciate Life

4 Powerful Ways to Appreciate Life



Do you appreciate life?



It might be easy to reply with a quick “yes” to this question, but how much intensity did you put into your answer? The fact is, even those of us with a generally positive attitude usually have plenty of room to appreciate life more. And learning to be more appreciative trumps pretty much any other productivity tip. Which is easier, making twice as much money, or simply being twice as appreciative of what you… Continue

Added by diana on November 5, 2008 at 3:05am — No Comments

11 Refreshing Ways to Bring Out the Awesomeness in Life

11 Refreshing Ways to Bring Out the Awesomeness in Life



I often get caught up in the hectic nature of life. I get bogged down with things to do and the drive to be productive. It’s hard not to get sucked into the routine of living and take life for granted. Sometimes it’s hard to stay excited about life.



This is especially true when you’re working toward long term goals that might not be realized for a few months or even years. I’ve been working on building my blog for the… Continue

Added by diana on November 5, 2008 at 3:04am — No Comments

What Will Make You Feel More Happy?

What Will Make You Feel More Happy?



I’ve been thinking about this question a lot lately. What does it take to be a happy person? Obviously the answer is going to be different for each person, but what worries me is that, as far as I can tell, most people don’t even ask – and those that do don’t have a very good answer.



Ask someone what would make them happy, and their answer is likely to be pretty vague. “A good career”,” they might say. Or, “Family.” “A strong… Continue

Added by diana on November 5, 2008 at 3:02am — No Comments

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