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Posted March 26, 2008 by

Job searches 10 years from now

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SAN JOSE, CA — As technology continues to personalize, how you make your networking connections will change and mean more. Historically, recruiting companies used newspapers, websites, radio and the traditional marketing methods to seek out new candidates. Now with the advent of MySpace, Facebook, blogging, and RSS feeds–all these things serve as new and different ways for recruiters to connect with people.

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Posted March 25, 2008 by

Aim to become an insider to get the job

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NEW YORK, NY — In an exclusive 36 minute “Career Transitions” interview with Peter Clayton on Total Picture Radio, recruiting industry veteran Beth Ross provides a wealth of interview training information. Dr. Ross told Mr. Clayton, “The purpose of any interview is not to get a job — it’s to get the next meeting. You are on stage. It’s a performance! And, you must be prepared.”

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Posted March 25, 2008 by

Deductible job-hunting expenses

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WASHINGTON, DC — Tired of your same old humdrum job? Then get out there and look for a new one! It might even help you cut your tax bill. Many job-hunting expenses are tax-deductible, but not always. Here are some rules to keep in mind:

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Posted March 24, 2008 by

Job Seekers: Put your house in order

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LOS ANGELES, CA — Resume, cover letter, interviewing skills. You’ll need to have all of them brushed up and in top-notch shape. I know that resume has been sitting dormant since you graduated college eight years ago, but trust me, the recruiting director no longer cares that you raised $370 for the “Cannes Car Wash ’99” in college.
Don’t assume that your title or company will speak for themselves either. Just because you’re the Account Supervisor on Unilever at Ogilvy New York doesn’t mean you’ll get any job you apply for. There are an abundance of well qualified candidates out there. The more buttoned up you are with your preparation, the better your chances.

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Posted March 24, 2008 by

Does your resume clearly position you?

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IRVINE, CA — An overwhelming majority of job seekers make basic mistakes with their resumes — mistakes that ensure they’ll not get the interviews they deserve. If you feel as though you’re sending your resume into a black hole, start to diagnose problems and get your resume working for you. Does your resume clearly position you as someone who can meet the needs of the employer?

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Posted March 21, 2008 by

Keeping a healthy balance when job hunting

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LOS ANGELES, CA — Job hunters have certainly become smarter nowadays and they have become more self-conscious when it comes to preparing for interviews. However, there’s a tendency to over do some tactics while missing others which are essential to a successful job search. It’s important to strike a healthy balance between the do’s and don’ts of job searching.

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Posted March 21, 2008 by

Worried about the current job market?

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PHOENIX, AZ — If you are currently worried about today’s job market, consider exploring the careers of the future. Imagining a job of the future brings to mind pictures of space explorers and teleportation technicians. However, career experts say the next wave of jobs will more likely demand foreign language skills, high levels of creativity and high-tech knowledge.

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Posted March 20, 2008 by

Seven Things You Didn’t Know about Job Satisfaction

Why has job satisfaction proven to be so elusive for decades? Generation after generation, workers are still dissatisfied with their jobs, and employers are still trying to solve the problem. But the really disheartening news is that it’s accepted as a fact of organizational life and ignored, except by the millions of people who are currently dissatisfied or looking for a better job. The general perception is nothing can be done about job dissatisfaction.
In the meantime, we still seek job satisfaction, because it’s all we know. We’ve not been oriented to want or expect anything else. We want a decent paycheck and a good boss, we want great coworkers and peachy benefits, nice working conditions and… The list goes on, and no matter what programs HR implements or how many raises you get, you still want more.
It’s not that you’re a flawed employee. It’s that job satisfaction is the wrong goal. That’s because the things that create job satisfaction–bosses, salary, coworkers, benefits, etc.–are just things. And these things are outside of your control. Because they can change at any time, you, the employee, have no control over these conditions for satisfaction.

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Posted March 19, 2008 by

The Ever-Expanding Administrative Role

More Responsibilities, Improved Career Prospects for Support Staff, Survey Shows
With Administrative Professionals Week (APW) around the corner, executives will be thanking their “right-hand” person. This year they may have more reasons to thank them, a new survey shows. Nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of managers polled said responsibilities for support professionals have increased in the last five years. Fifty-seven percent of executives also said administrative staff have greater career options than five years ago.
The national survey was developed by OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals. It was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on telephone interviews with 150 randomly selected senior executives at the nation’s 1,000 largest companies.
Executives were asked, “During the past five years, how have the responsibilities for administrative assistants changed?” Their responses:

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Posted March 19, 2008 by

Getting an Open Position within Your Company

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DENVER, CO — Many people assume that the job they have currently will not be the job they have when they retire. Many employees assume that they’ll be promoted within a company or take a more lucrative or challenging position outside of it. One of the easiest ways to find a better job is to look around you at one of the open positions within your current company. Employers often like to fill open positions with current employees for several reasons.

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