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Posted February 05, 2015 by

How to become a true leader at your new workplace without being pushy

Michael McPherson photo

Michael McPherson

After getting a job, the next thought of everyone is to get a promotion too. But in order to achieve that, one must gain the trust of the peers. Of course, Millennials are really creative and they always find a way to impose themselves. Now the question is – How do you become a leader without looking too desperate? (more…)

Posted December 31, 2014 by

The Crack in the Chronology of Your Career

Conceptual hand drawn career flow chart on black chalkboard. Skills, Education, Values, Vision, Interests, Goals, Talent. Vector Illustration

Conceptual hand drawn career flow chart on black chalkboard. Skills, Education, Values, Vision, Interests, Goals, Talent. Vector Illustration. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The task of seeking a new job can be a stressful one. As the world’s population grows by 1.14% each year (meaning approximately 75 million babies are born every year!), the global need for work and employment increases simultaneously. I don’t mean the babies need to work (duh)!

What A Career Gap May be Interpreted As:

You may be skilled, educated, and very passionate about a certain job while applying. However, that itty-bitty gap in your chorological resume (again, this is preferred by most employers) can be a red flag for an employer who may interpret it as: “not familiar with current trends in the field” or “I wonder why no one was willing to hire this person.” (more…)

Posted November 21, 2014 by

Finding a job after substance use in college

Alcohol abuse: drunk young man or student lying down on a table with beer bock still in hand, focus on glass up front.

Alcohol abuse: drunk young man or student lying down on a table with beer bock still in hand, focus on glass up front. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

College was one of the most memorable and defining experiences of your entire life. Now that you’ve recently entered the “real world”, you’re allowed to be a little sad and anxious. From sparse job openings to the culture shock of re-entering a world full of rules, there are plenty of roadblocks you’ll have to overcome. And if you have a substance use history, you may feel you have to work even harder to secure work after graduating. (more…)

Posted November 20, 2014 by

What Should You Do if an Employee is Injured on the Job

Construction worker has an accident while working on new house

Construction worker has an accident while working on new house. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

If you are at work, you probably realize that you are safe from most dangers and hazards. Yes, while in the past, people would have to worry about this; it’s now almost a thing of the past. However, this doesn’t mean you are safe at work as there are still dozens of hazards we all face. With this in mind, here are four things an employee should do if injured on the job. (more…)

Posted November 17, 2014 by

How to Effectively Interview with Senior Executives

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Recruiting

Everyone thrives to have more influence at work. They want to become leaders, do something great with the career they are given and be better liked by those around them. Additionally, power translates into more money.

However, prior to obtaining an executive level position, you’ll notice that it’s imperative that you learn to interview with senior management. Despite the task seeming highly intimidating on the surface, effective C-level interviewing can be executed at any age. (more…)

Posted November 03, 2014 by

College Admissions Essays: What to Leave Behind and What to Keep

Ryan Hickey

Ryan Hickey, Managing Editor of Peterson’s & EssayEdge

An entire book could be written about your life. Regardless of whether or not you think it would be a particularly interesting book, the fact remains that you’ve had a lot of experiences that you could include in your admissions essays. Deciding on which parts of your life to highlight can be difficult, so follow these steps to guide you as you write your essays.

To make things easier, let go of the bad stuff first. Here’s what can be left behind. (more…)

Posted October 29, 2014 by

8 Qualities That Make You The “Great White” of Leadership

Great white shark, South Africa

Great white shark, South Africa. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The workplace today is nothing like how it used to be 10 or 15 years ago. There have been a humongous amount of changes in the market, not to forget the demands at the workplace that have changed drastically as well. One has to handle the complex environment, manage and lead the team in the right direction using different techniques and strategies that were not common before. While there is a variety of leadership qualities and styles, the most successful leaders share some specific traits. Following is a list of 8 highly effective traits that make you stand out as a leader: (more…)

Posted October 24, 2014 by

5 Ways to be More Successful Starting Today

Ken Sundheim

Ken Sundheim, Chief Executive Officer at KAS Placement Recruiting

For the majority of individuals, success is very much a possibility. However, successful people get to where they are because of a conscious choice to act and behave in ways that promote a healthy career.

Below, our headhunters have defined 5 ways that successful people operate. By knowing their methods and mindset, you are able to immediately begin a journey that, ultimately will lead to a more lucrative, fulfilling job. (more…)

Posted September 23, 2014 by

Can I Get Hired with a Criminal Record?

Michael Klazema

Michael Klazema

One of the first questions that people with criminal records ask as they head out into the job market in search of employment is about whether or not their search is even worth it. It’s a valid query: for years, employers have blacklisted ex-convicts and even misdemeanor criminals simply for having criminal offenses on record. Even if you have served your time for a crime and are working hard to rebuild your life, a criminal record can follow you around for your whole life and force you to keep paying for your mistakes. Quite simply, most employers aren’t willing to take a risk on people with criminal history, whether because they are worried for their safety (or the safety of their customers or workers) or because they just look down upon those who have committed crimes in the past.

Still, getting hired with a criminal record is possible if you know which steps to take and how to conduct yourself throughout the interview process. Follow the steps below to take control over your life and get yourself back to a respectable position of employment. (more…)

Posted August 15, 2014 by

Writing Your Resume for an Entry Level Job? Would You Be this Honest?

When writing your resume for an entry level job, being honest is important.  Check out the following post, and ask yourself you would be just as truthful.

Let’s be honest: only a very small percentage of resumes accurately depict someone’s full career and life experience. Everyone has little bits to hide. And, in some cases, a lot to embellish. Some of that embellishment is tolerated, even accepted as normal. After all, a resume is a marketing document – not

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