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Posted December 08, 2014 by

The Nature of Man and Finding the Key to Success

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer and Founder at KAS Placement Recruiting

Man has two natures. The first is to advance, while the second is to pull back in fear. Whichever we choose to cultivate determines who we are and ultimately, who we become.

Luckily, with the right kind of training, every individual could be a success. Be mindful that it is not in your best interest to wait and expect others to assist you on the road there.

Rather, achievement and career advancement is the culmination of gaining self­-will, setting firm resolutions and making a commitment to conquer your weakness and bad habits. (more…)

Posted October 29, 2014 by

The Go-Getters Guide to a Smart Career

Successful career. Winner on the top. Concept 3D illustration

Successful career. Winner on the top. Concept 3D illustration. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

All you youngsters out there that are starting off a new, and very important chapter in life, you’re probably a little jittery about the future. It is scary going into the great unknown that is a career, making hard choices, choosing your life’s path, going to the office every day, and all the other myriad responsibilities that crop up when you make the transformation from free-spirited teenager to career-focused grown up.

The apprehension then, is normal, but that shouldn’t take away from the seriousness of the situation and the possible ramifications of misguided choices made at this stage. So, if a successful career is what you’re looking for, here are some tips, tricks and lessons that will help you achieve just that. (more…)

Posted October 16, 2014 by

How to Find the Best Career Path

Direction sign and board with career choice way

Direction sign and board with career choice way. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

Finding the dream job has never been easy. While some people strike it lucky from the very first try, others struggle for years to find the best career path that would suit both their interests and their financial expectations. If you want to belong to the first category, you should know there are several things you can do about it and a series of factors to consider. (more…)

Posted September 10, 2014 by

Survey Shows Most of the Class of 2014 Feel Confident about Landing Jobs

Class of 2014 image in gold with graduation cap

Class of 2014 image in gold with graduation cap. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

It seems that most graduates in the class of 2014 are confident that they will get jobs.  Learn more in the following post.

Achievers, the only true cloud-based Employee Success Platform™, and ConnectEDU, a technology company connecting education to careers, announced earlier this year the results of the “Class of 2014” survey, revealing what recent graduates expect of the workplace and what companies in search of new talent should expect from them. (more…)

Posted July 31, 2014 by

College Graduates, Have You Been Hired for Jobs? Life Lessons to Embrace in the Workplace

Once college graduates are hired for jobs, there are some life lessons they should learn for the workplace.  Find out what these lessons are in the following post.

Post by Vicky Oliver Millennials, or people born between 1983 and 1999, are a talented generation of workers, bringing with them new skills to the workplace. And while this generation has been studied a lot, not all studies concur on their conclusions. Are our youngest employees more socially conscious than previous generations? More into life balance? Sometimes it

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Posted June 11, 2014 by

Consider Insurance Sales to Launch a Successful Career

Peter Leighton

Peter Leighton, Vice President of Recruiting for Combined Insurance

It’s no secret that college graduates in today’s economy face a tough job market, possibly the toughest in decades.  U.S. Labor Department statistics note that 36 percent of the 3-million recent grads in their twenties are currently unemployed or underemployed, many working part-time jobs that don’t use their degree. Many feel frustrated to be spending these critical career-building years working as retail and customer service clerks, or as waiters, bartenders or manual laborers, after years of hard work to earn those degrees.

It doesn’t have to be that way.  For those who are ambitious, determined and self-motivated and enjoy working with people, there is an alternative path.

You may want to consider sales. (more…)

Posted May 27, 2014 by

Employers, Are You Training Workers for Entry Level Jobs? Why You May Want to

When hiring for entry level jobs, employers might want to consider training workers for these positions.  Learn why in the following post.

If there is a future area of strength you know the business will need in general, plant the seeds in entry-level training, whether a trainee’s first job requires it or not. By improving the processes for cultivating your newest and…

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Posted May 12, 2014 by

Preparing Students for Success Throughout Their College Careers

College students walking together in a row on campus

College students walking together in a row on campus. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

College students are continually preparing for a bad economy and highly competitive job market when they leave school. In order to obtain post-grad engagement and support, universities need to prepare students for a successful career. Universities can provide help by hosting networking opportunities, maintaining a relationship with the student and providing emotional support through this difficult transition. Don’t expect a gift like the $151 Billion donation from Real Estate mogul John Arrillaga to his alma mater, Stanford. But any student prepared to accomplish life goals will certainly be more willing to give back to the University that got them there. (more…)

Posted March 04, 2014 by

4 Tips to Make the Most of Entry Level Jobs

College graduates who are hired for entry level jobs have an opportunity to make great impressions on their employers, which can one day lead to career advancement.  In the following post, learn four tips to make the most of these positions.

For most people, aiming for a higher position at once is the key to job search success. However, for some people who know that in order to succeed in the job market, they have to, literally, start from scratch. This means that…

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Posted February 11, 2014 by

What Appearance Says About Your Chances of Getting a Job

Do you take your personal appearance seriously when preparing for a job interview?  While you might believe that a book shouldn’t be judged by the cover, the way you dress for an interview is a factor when being considered for employment.  So remember, dress to impress.  The following infographic examines how your appearance could affect hiring decisions. (more…)