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Posted August 08, 2014 by

How I Helped a Friend Get a Job at Google

Sally Miller photoBeth joined Google as a temporary worker for Finance when a Googler went on a 5-month maternity leave. She understood the terms from the start: work for 6 months then move on. However, she viewed her temporary job as a way to get hired as a full-time employee. Like many others, Google was her dream company.

Three months into her contract, Beth started to poke around at open roles and network with Googlers. She found two opportunities within Finance. She did what she was supposed to do: set up informational chats, learn about the team, apply. Still no luck. (more…)

Posted February 12, 2014 by

Want to Improve Performance on Recent College Graduate Jobs? Here are 7 Tips

Young professionals who want to improve performance on their recent college graduate jobs should keep seven tips in mind, according to the following post.

There are many benefits to performing better at your job; promotions, pay raises and increased job security among them. While the results are easy to grasp, many have trouble understanding what it takes to earn these results; they don’t know exactly how to achieve more without falling into “working harder” trap and trying to cram more hours

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Posted September 26, 2013 by

7 Ways to Become a People Person

Vicky Oliver

Vicky Oliver

In the words of a legendary fairy tale, maybe you’re Grumpy, maybe you’re Bashful, or maybe you’re just not all that Happy.

No big deal, because you’re terrifically Talented, and everyone knows it, right?

Not in the real world, no. When it comes to getting promoted, you’re more likely to be chosen if your boss counts “people person” among your many assets. In fact, a recent study that followed 20,000 recent hires found that nearly half of them (46 percent) failed within 18 months–and it wasn’t because they lacked skills. Eighty-nine percent of the time it was for attitudinal reasons: inability to be coachable and get along with others.

Contrary to what many believe, anyone can become a people person–that is, anyone can acquire the behavioral skills others find attractive and compelling. You may not feel at ease schmoozing with others and endearing yourself to them–but they won’t know that. Here are seven skills that will make you seem friendlier, more approachable, and come across as a more appealing employee to bosses and prospective employers. With some attention and a lot of practice, you might just become a people magnet! (more…)

Posted August 27, 2013 by

Does Your Employer Know You? 8 Tips to Enhance Your Company Profile on an Entry Level Job

It is probably safe to say that most employees don’t mind a little recognition from their employer.  However, if you’re not necessarily seeking attention but want to enhance your company profile on your entry level job, the following post has eight tips that can help.

Guest blog by Heather Townsend, co-author of ‘How to make partner and still have a life’ and author of ‘FT Guide To Business Networking’, and guest blogger for Big4.com. What does it mean by having a good profile in the firm? In a Big4 firm, having a good profile

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Posted October 29, 2012 by

5 Biggest Turnoffs for Employers Interviewing for Seasonal Jobs

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What are the biggest turnoffs for employers when interviewing for seasonal jobs?

A recent survey of employers indicated that a lack of flexibility or expressed interest top the list followed by: (more…)