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Posted April 17, 2008 by

Punch Up Your Resume–With Power-Packed Words!

Looking for a new job? Start with a GREAT resume.
Here’s what it takes . . .

Pack your resume with words that spell P-O-W-E-R! Consider the list on the left. Then compare with the list on the right. Which words speak to you?

Started Initiated
Made Created
Finished Completed
Did Handled
Sent Delivered
Helped Delegated

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Posted April 17, 2008 by

When In Rome (Or Tokyo, Or Sydney, Or Munich) …

Executives, Administrative Professionals Seek International Etiquette Training
Should you shake hands, give a kiss on the cheek or bow when greeting an overseas colleague? What kind of gift (if any) should you bring a business prospect from another country? As an increasing number of companies expand globally, the answers to these types of questions are becoming more important. In fact, six out of 10 executives (62 percent) polled said they would benefit from an international etiquette course. But company leaders aren’t the only ones interested in minding their global manners. An even greater number of administrative professionals surveyed — eight out of 10 (82 percent) — expressed interest in this type of training.
Two hundred fifty senior executives and more than 340 administrative professionals in the United States and Canada took part in the study, which was released to coincide with Administrative Professionals Week (APW), April 20-26. The full survey results are reported in Changing Places, Changing Faces, a research guide developed by OfficeTeam and the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). The complimentary guide can be downloaded at www.officeteam.com/changes.
Executives and administrative professionals were asked, “How much do you feel you could benefit from taking a course on international business etiquette?” Their responses:

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Posted April 09, 2008 by

New college graduates find a strong job market

Reprinted courtesy of TheCareerNews.com
LOS ANGELES, CA — New college graduates this spring can count on a welcoming job market as employers seek to replace a baby boom generation reaching retirement age. Employers are planning to hire 16% more 2008 college graduates than they did a year ago, according to projections from a survey by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

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Posted April 04, 2008 by

Go full speed ahead, no turning back

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DENVER, CO — If you are certain that you would be better off in a new job, and have given it plenty of thought and research, go for it full speed ahead. Invest whatever time and energy that’s required to reach your goal. Don’t sit back and wait for them to find you.

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Posted April 03, 2008 by

Time to figure out what you really want

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Take time out to figure out what you want. Stepping into unfamiliar territory, going back to school, or learning to live on less income can present challenges. Start with careful thought, preparation, planning and research. You have to know where you want to go along with knowing where you want to leave. Don’t allow yourself to be driven by a vague sense to change jobs just for the sake of change.

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Posted April 02, 2008 by

Jittery job market presents challenges (and opportunities)

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NEW YORK, NY — The wild swings in the economy coupled with job cuts have made it clear that many are no longer completely safe in their current job. This is why it’s a good idea to have a backup career plan.

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Posted April 01, 2008 by

Be thankful for your interviews

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PULLMAN, WA — You have a great interview and wait to hear the good news – but it never comes. The employer felt someone else was more qualified but didn’t let you know. Unfortunately, rejection is often part of the job search process, but courtesy works both ways. Question: What should I do after an interview to follow up with employers if they do not call me back?

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Posted March 31, 2008 by

How to re-energize yourself and your job search

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CHICAGO, IL — You have been out of work and looking for a job for several months and feel discouraged. How can you re-energize yourself and your search? Patience and persistence will help you get your job search back on the fast-track.
When you begin a job search, it’s easy to feel hopeful and excited. But if months go by without an offer, that enthusiasm can wane. Job seekers can lose their motivation and start feeling personally rejected. When a job search isn’t working you feel like a failure. You need to refocus and get outside of your own head.

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Posted March 28, 2008 by

Easy to do cover letter tips

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SEATTLE, WA — “Most people would prefer not to write a cover letter,” says Nancy Buysse, a Twin Cities career consultant and facilitator. “They’re not sure what to put in it.” A handout prepared by HIRED, an employment and job-seeking organization that Buysse works with, suggests a three-paragraph approach:

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Posted March 27, 2008 by

Does your resume begin with an objective statement?

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IRVINE, CA — Does your resume begin with an objective? Many recruiters and hiring managers don’t like objective statements because they focus on the needs of the job seeker rather than the needs of the potential employer. Consider trying something different.

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