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Posted July 01, 2016 by

Having lunch with new hires while onboarding

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Making new hires feel comfortable is the responsibility of companies during the onboarding process. One way employers can do this is by reflecting their company values and/or culture to new employees. Companies can use the onboarding process to emphasize qualities they want all employees to represent. Armando Lopez, Executive Director of Human Resources at Ramsey Solutions, discusses why his company provides lunch on the first day to new hires.

“We welcome new teammates in such a way that it communicates part of our culture is not only being prepared, but we’re welcoming because we really want them here.

One thing we do is provide lunch on the first day. New hires may not be familiar with the area or your cafeteria if you have one. More importantly, it gives us a chance to relax, sit down together, and immerse new teammates into our company culture. At Ramsey Solutions, our Executive Director of Culture, Rick Perry,  joins us and tells stories about the company so new hires get a sense of who we are, what we are, and why we are.”

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Armando Lopez, Executive Director of Human Resources at Ramsey Solutions

Armando Lopez, Executive Director of Human Resources at Ramsey Solutions

 

Armando Lopez has been an HR professional for 23 years working at Cracker Barrel, American Blue Ribbon Holdings, and now Ramsey Solutions.

Posted May 07, 2016 by

4 ways college students can stay creative

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College is a place where students get prepared for their professional lives. it is because of this that every teacher and course instructor puts extra effort in training their students.

Due to late night study sessions, tons of assignments, and class presentations, students feel tired and lose their creativity.

As a result, college students experience a drastic decline to their overall academic results.

Being a student counselor and motivational speaker, it is my responsibility to guide students, and I simply love this job. I am extremely passionate in helping students through proven techniques and effective advice.

Similarly, I have narrowed down a couple of striking ways for students that will surely help them stay creative throughout their four-year degree programs.

I am pretty sure after implementing these ways mentioned below, students will be able stay ahead of the competition.

So, let’s get started…

1. Go out for a morning walk

Apart from hectic study schedules, college students should focus on their mental and physical health as well. This way, they will not only be able to boost their energy but will also get ready to take on any challenge quite easily.

For this, the best thing students can do is go for a morning walk without taking a single day off. Somehow, if there is no park available in their locality, then go to the gym.

The gym is an incredible place where students can get several types of machines to train their bodies and minds for rest of the day.

I strongly believe after practicing this habit for a few days that students will feel a positive change to their study approaches.

2. Create a study planner and stick to it

Studying without an actionable planner is like chasing a big total in the game of cricket without calculating the pitch condition.

If college students desperately want to attain tremendous results without compromising their creativity, then they definitely need to come up with a sensible study schedule. This way, students will understand their capabilities to maximize them accordingly.

To create a study planner, I would suggest students follow a very traditional approach. I actually mean instead of taking help from technology, grab a pen with a piece of paper and write down all their intended tasks on it.

It is truly a remarkable way that will keep students updated on their priority tasks.

3. Watch motivational videos and stories

If college students always want to keep themselves energized, they should watch as many motivational videos as possible. It is a golden trick that will enhance their thinking capabilities and make them stronger enough to deal with any type of situation.

Furthermore, if they love reading, then students should go to their nearest book shop and buy one or two famous motivational books. Once they start reading them, they will learn different styles and tricks to handle pressure.

4. Plot short intervals between study sessions

College students don’t need to treat themselves like robots. Instead, they should utilize their brains according to their strength and limitations.

A majority of students believe non-stop studying for a longer period of time can be the right strategy to accomplish the ultimate goal. But to be honest, it is not an appropriate way.

If students believe in quality, they should give their brains considerable breaks. When studying, make sure to take a couple of valuable short intervals to rejuvenate the mind.

If college students are studying to improve their creativity and knowledge, then the aforementioned ways will absolutely work for them.

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John Bishop, guest writer

John Bishop, guest writer

John Bishop is a Student Counselor and Motivational Speaker at an academic coaching “Dissertation Help”. He has been serving in this academic coaching firm for the last five years. He writes for numerous career related websites too.

Posted February 24, 2015 by

Eat, Drink, and Stay Professional at Office Events

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Sarah Landrum

I’m sure you can think of at least one story, involving you or someone else, in which an employee had one too many drinks at a company function and was the subject of a great deal of gossip afterwards.

It can be hard to know whether or not it’s cool to knock one back at a work party, especially if you’re new to that particular business or are fresh out of college, where drinking at social events was the norm. Some work cultures are more laid back than others, and you may feel pressured to have at least one beer or glass of wine at a company event.

This can be a huge problem for some of us who tend to make some not-so-great decisions when we drink. While embarrassing moments make for great stories in college, they can have negative implications on your career. (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 September 03, 2014 by

College Graduates, 12 Tips for Success When Interviewing for Jobs

When interviewing for jobs, college graduates should keep these 12 tips in mind in the following post to have success.

Many experts and mentors – and maybe even well-meaning peers and parents – will tell you that the only way to ace your job interview is to provide the perfect job interview answer to every job interview question. And while that is an important issue, so many other factors go into who gets the

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Posted August 18, 2014 by

College Graduates, 3 Ways to Separate Yourself from the Competition When Searching for Jobs

As college graduates begin searching for jobs, they need to stand out from other job seekers.  Learn three ways they can separate themselves from the competition in the following post.

One of a job candidates’ biggest worries? The competition. How are their credentials? How much experience do they have? What is their online presence like? How good are they during the job interview? Do they have an inside track to this job? While it’s completely normal to be concerned about your

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Posted August 14, 2014 by

Interview with College Graduate Sharing Advice that Could Help You Land Your First Entry Level Job

If you are a recent college graduate searching for your first entry level job, the following post includes an interview with a UCLA grad sharing her personal experience and offering some advice for your job search.

Before you go to college, and even while you’re there, there are only a handful of careers people really ever talk about: doctor, lawyer, veterinarian, fashion designer, politician, architect, musician, etc. These are the jobs we hear about in TV shows and movies, the ones we have interactions with on a regular basis, the jobs we can connect with a straight line to our passions (see: “I like working with children, so I want to be a teacher.”) Every once in a while, you meet someone who will proclaim to have an interest in “business” or “technology,” but they can’t elaborate on what that means, or what specific roles they’d like to pursue. This narrow focus can make job-hunting post-college feel even more daunting and stressful than it already is – if you have this idea that there are only 20 kinds of jobs in the world, it’s easy to feel like you’re not interested in, or qualified for, any of them.

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Posted August 04, 2014 by

College Graduates, Are Your Interviews for Jobs Filled with the Same Boring Questions? Tell Stories

What can college graduates interviewing for jobs do to make their answers to seemingly boring interview questions more appealing to the interviewer?  They should consider telling stories.  Learn more in the following post.

My most recent job hunt was pretty intense, or rather, I went about it very intensely. I researched companies in many fields (everything from biotech to publishing), reached out to old contacts, emailed countless introductions, and eventually scheduled no less than 20 interviews over the span of four months (more interviewing than I’d done in my entire life). Throughout the process, I realized that while I felt increasingly anxious about finding a job, the interview process seemed to be somehow getting easier.

It’s possible I was simply getting more comfortable meeting new people on a regular basis, but I think the biggest contributing factor was the realization that most interviews are exactly the same. While the details changed slightly from company to company, I found I was being asked many of the same questions over and over.

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Posted July 23, 2014 by

9 Entry-Level Cover Letter Writing Mistakes You Should Definitely Avoid

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Cover letter in word tag cloud on white background. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

A well written resume can impress a potential employer. However, accompanying it with half-hearted cover letter can force him to throw your resume into trash. Why? When you write a resume, it just points out your set of skills and experience. Whereas, a cover letter is viewed by most of the employers to understand how you can serve the firm in a better way. So, if your cover letter fails to tell him what he wants to know, the chances are you would not be going to get an interview call from him.

There are several mistakes that are seen and pointed out by recruiters. However, following are some common cover-letter writing blunders that entry-level job applicants usually make. (more…)

Posted July 16, 2014 by

Studying Abroad: Don’t Let Distance Stop You From Sharing Your Experiences

Portrait of a female student in Germany

Portrait of a female student in Germany. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

The best part of studying or interning abroad is the experience of visiting a new place. Make the most of this opportunity by traveling to as many places as possible. You may or may not come back to these places, so make sure you record everything about them. Also, part of the fun is in showing off to everyone else . . .

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A blog is nothing but an online journal. Add text, stories, pictures and notes, and share them with people back home. You could send out emails, but they might get lost in inboxes, and keeping track of them may be a hassle. A blog is free, easy to create and can be customised to your style. (more…)