All Blog Posts Tagged 'Career' (212)

‘Managing Forward’ Series Part I: Advice on Managing Young Professionals

I had a great student job when I was in college.  I had the pleasure of working in the SUNY Geneseo College Student Union and working for a great mentor, Chip Matthews, Union Director.  I often lean on the learnings and advice I received from Chip, and wanted to know how he was doing since I left (I am sure the place is falling down without me!).  I had the opportunity to sit down and discuss the topic of managing college students with Chip Matthews.  What…

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Added by Chernee Vitello on January 20, 2011 at 11:32am — No Comments

Making Work Meetings Work

This week, I’ll be meeting with some of the best Human Resource and Recruiting professionals in the industry that spans over Retail, Finance & Accounting, and Consumer Packaged Goods to discuss challenges we’re facing with recruitment and retention.  As Director of Career…

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Added by Kirk Baumann on January 18, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

A New Year/And Holiday Message: The Power of Long Term Perspective

It's official! Long term perspective is the key to success in life no matter what your endeavor. I think this blog post has been in the works in my brain for sometime, as I have witnessed changes in my life whizzing by me like a crazy race car. Vroom, Vroom, start your engines. No matter our undertaking, it is important as we begin to think about our New Years resolutions, and celebrate the…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on December 7, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Let's All Go to a "Tweet Meet"...

One of the important things I’ve seen in the last while, is networking with others is a contact sport. At the end of the day, though we all have the same agenda,…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on November 26, 2010 at 11:37am — No Comments

Are you contemplating changing lanes? Is it time for a career change?

The last two years our economy has really given us all a good shake. It was a cold hard slap for many who believed they were secure in their careers but received the “golden boot” out the door instead. Others went to great lengths to remain under the radar for fear of being the next on the booting block, if Bob the company’s most committed employee got the pink slip everyone knows no one is safe!

One of the strangest but arguably potentially coolest side-effects of being the receiver…

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Added by Lisa Switzer on November 22, 2010 at 3:02pm — No Comments

'Tis The Season to be Thankful: Some Thoughts On Thanksgiving, Career Progression, and Recruiting

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of going to Valco Mall with my sweet daughter in Cupertino, CA. The wonder in her eyes, as she explored a new place, complete with Christmas decorations, and running from store to store, with a broad smile, energy, and enjoyment made me remember what it was like to be a child, and have the spirit of Christmas, of Thanksgiving every day - and while as an adult I have this now, it is amazing how a child can always be happy, and how it doesn't take much to find the…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on November 22, 2010 at 1:13am — No Comments

'Tis The Season to be Thankful: Some Thoughts On Thanksgiving, Career Progression, and Recruiting

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of going to Valco Mall with my sweet daughter in Cupertino, CA. The wonder in her eyes, as she explored a new place, complete with Christmas decorations, and running from store to store, with a broad smile, energy, and enjoyment made me remember what it was like to be a child, and have the spirit of Christmas, of Thanksgiving every day - and while as an adult I have this now, it is amazing how a child can always be happy, and how it doesn't take much to find the…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on November 22, 2010 at 1:13am — No Comments

11 Steps to Happiness..........

1. Trust your gut instinct; if the project that you are contemplating seems solid- Move ahead; This works in both your personal and professional life. There is only one person who will allow…

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Added by Daniel J Smith on October 6, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Menial Jobs for Students the Ideal Starting Point to Kick-Start Careers

Who didn’t have a fast food job when they were still in school? Jobs for students have traditionally centred on the fast food industry or fashion because it’s great to work where your peers hang out.Generation Z is heading into the part time workforce now and not much has changed, but some teens keenly seek out…

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Added by Stephanie Bressan on September 27, 2010 at 9:43am — No Comments

The Economic Mt. Everest: 3rd Quarter Analysis

Earlier this year, I analyzed what I called the Economic Mt Everest. I find it interesting to keep an eye out on very key economic indicators. The economy has certainly been a challenge for many, with frustrated job seekers seeking assistance. I know I have been one of those staffing professionals turned career counselor, and using my knowledge of social media techniques to help job seekers find their way. It has been a very interesting time. There are some interesting statistics that both…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 22, 2010 at 3:00am — No Comments

Reaching your Recruiting Apex: What it will take to succeed in Life and Business

This was the sign that greeted me on July 1st, 2010, as I reached one the crown jewels of my vacation. I was headed to a family reunion, that would propel me through Yosemite, and onward to Lake Tahoe. It was in Yosemite I had a chance to remember when as a young man, of 10, that visit that had changed my life. I had at that time had the privilege of a Memorial Day weekend trip with my family. On this day, I was on a journey to greet my wife…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on September 14, 2010 at 5:11am — No Comments

If you build it, they will come!

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.



As I was surveying the Twittersphere this morning, I came across a great tweet by the Job Board Doctor (…

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Added by Chris Brablc on September 9, 2010 at 3:41pm — No Comments

Ready for your Career Site Makeover?

Originally posted on the SmashFly Recruitment Marketing Blog.



I was flipping through the channels last night and I came across Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Every week…

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Added by Chris Brablc on September 2, 2010 at 10:18am — No Comments

Would you wear the same pair of pants for the rest of your life?

Same pants... for the rest of your life!

The Scenerio:

Hiring Manager: "So what do you want to do"

Candidate: "I'd like to do XYZ but I would also be interested in working later on in ABC!"

Hiring Manager: "Well I think you could really do well doing GHI so you're hired! Congrats... Hear is your uniform, this is what you will wear for the rest of your career!"

Candidate: "The rest of…

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Added by Benjamin McCall on September 1, 2010 at 12:43am — No Comments

Are You Delusional???

Are You Delusional?

I was watching…

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Added by Lea McKay on August 26, 2010 at 10:34am — 2 Comments

Toxic Lifeforms That Lurk in the Office

There always seems to be that one person at work that you just can’t stand to deal with, let alone before you have grabbed at least 2 cups of coffee in the morning! They are toxic and cancerous to the office atmosphere seemingly seeking to destroy any ounce of hope and suck out all of the joy that you may have!

Believe it or not, there are ways to survive working with these characters, keep your sanity and still…

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Added by Lea McKay on August 12, 2010 at 8:09am — 4 Comments

Hide and Seek



The Recruiter’s Game of Hide and Seek…

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Added by Lea McKay on August 4, 2010 at 11:27am — 4 Comments

Celebrating Your Career Independence





Like most of you, I spent this past weekend relaxing, catching up on some long-neglected chores and between periods of light showers and heavy rain, enjoying some traditional July 4th fare, hotdogs, apple pie and lemonade.





I did give some thought about the reason for our celebration. I think many of us,…

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Added by Nick Tubach on July 7, 2010 at 10:32am — 10 Comments

Fact, Fiction and Reputation!!!

Fact, Fiction and Reputation!!!…



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Added by Dean Da Costa on June 23, 2010 at 12:53pm — No Comments

How can employers make themselves relevant to Gen Y?

Employers need to think big about how they are going to showcase their organisational culture and people to draw in, attract, and retain the next wave of high potential talent. While baby boomers still firmly rule the roost in the workplace, a new generation of graduates are emerging with a different set of influences and cultural reference points.



These graduates have grown up with technology around them, and thus have a different set of expectations from the world they interact… Continue

Added by Adam Lewis on June 4, 2010 at 4:04am — 2 Comments

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