• How I’m Creating My Social Media Plan For 2018How I’m Creating My Social Media Plan For 2018

    As we approach 2018, I feel called to shift the content of the blog ever so slightly to more of what I love in the new year. I wrote a few weeks ago about how I feel about blogging right now and my goal for 2018 is to write more consistently. The most important part of writing is to write about something you are passionate about.  It’s only normal that if you’ve had a blog for seven years, your passions change! One of my passions is career and entrepreneurship so you can rest assured that I will always be blogging about business and career stuff here. But, I’m going to be adding more posts about other things I’ve become really passionate about over the last few years which is health, balance and wellness. My personal journey of trying to become a mom has taken me on quite a ride over the last 7 years since I started this blog. Running a business and having a stressful career can really affect your balance and health. I’ve realized this in a big way which is why I want to share more of my health journey with you and how I stay balanced. I’ve learned that one of the keys to my success is not to work more. But instead, to put more time and focus into my health. My business and career always grows when I am working out and eating healthy because I am happier and more fulfilled. Note: I’m definitely not perfect so there’s also an accountability component for me as well similar to my networking challenge I started in 2011. I’ve found that in the past, when you blog about a topic, you feel the weight of your readers to be at your best. I’ll also be letting my creativity out more and blog more about another hidden passion of mine, office fashion. Don’t worry this is not a fashion blog and I have no intentions to model for you. I mean fashion for your office like office supplies, cute journals, planners, books, mugs, water bottles and the cutest pink pens you can find because I’m a sucker for pretty office supplies. Some of our most popular blog posts are about office supplies, books and planners, so I know you are going to love it too. My content plan really took shape while I took a month off in New Zealand. By the end of the trip, I realized that every time I got to a new city in New Zealand, there were two things I would hunt for: Cute shops with office supplies, magazines and books.  Health shops with green juices and smoothies. This was my ah-ha moment. When it comes to my passions, these are my passions!  My goal with Classy Career Girl in 2018 is to provide you with the fuel to love what you do.  In order to find complete fulfillment and happiness, I’ve found not only do you need to be doing work you love, you also need to be living a healthy and inspiring life. And, you need to be surrounded by an inspiring work environment. All these things are what Classy Career Girl is committed to providing you in 2018. Here’s our content plan for 2018: YouTube: One weekly how-to tutorial coming out on Wednesdays. As I’ve started to create the tech companion for our Corporate Rescue Plan membership site this year, I realized there’s a lot of tech stuff I know and I love to teach which is why I’ll be treating it like a class every week. So every week I am going to film a how-to tutorial to teach you how to do something you probably don’t know.  Make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel here.  Podcast: In January, I’ll be coming out with one weekly podcast every Thursday and will be putting much more care and thought into each episode since I normally do three per week. Each week I will bring you an inspiring lesson to help you find career fulfillment, work-life balance and happiness so you are ready for the incredible impact that you can make on this world. I’m improving the podcast, giving my podcast equipment a revamp and have an exciting lineup of guests for 2018 too! Make sure you are subscribed to the podcast on iTunes. I’ll be positioning it more like a class. You can learn more about where to find our podcast here.  Blog: I’m committed to write a blog post daily which means you’ll likely see 7 posts from me on the blog each week! We are only going to publish on weekdays so that gives you times to catch up on the weekends if you missed anything. We will also be posting three guest contributor articles each week so if you are interested in joining me writing content for CCG, you can learn more here. NEW: New in 2018, I’m creating a newsletter with fuel to love what you do. Details will be coming soon for how you can sign up for my newsletter for exclusive, additional content every week! Here’s our social media plan for 2018: Last year, our strategy was all Pinterest. In this post I shared how Pinterest should be your #1 growth strategy in 2017. And now a year later, the social media experts like Amy Porterfield and Gary Vaynerchuk are coming out saying Pinterest is the thing to do. I feel like we have a pretty good Pinterest strategy down and I’m on Pinterest still at least 20 minutes everyday pouring into the community. It does send the most traffic to our website and I won’t be stopping anytime soon. In 2018 though Pinterest isn’t my focus, Instagram is. I’m not taking my eye off of Pinterest of course but I think the real future for building a brand is on Instagram. What’s the last social media platform you use before going to bed? For me and millions of other women, it’s Instagram. Right now I have four Instagram accounts and my goal is to post on each of the accounts daily while putting a lot more emphasis on our @classycareergirl account to post up to 4 times per day and spend at least 30 minutes per day networking with Instagram community. One of the major things that is making this social media plan possible is that while in New Zealand I decided to reduce our launches in 2018. Instead of 4 big launches for our membership sites, I decreased it to 2. Yes, this could impact our sales slightly but I don’t care. I’ve done a lot of launching in 2017 and I’m worn out. 2018 is for building a brand. 2018 is about thinking about 2023 and what I want my brand to look like then. Preparing my brand to meet that vision. I’m not about selling you something right now or automating my entire business to grow my income this year which is what you are seeing a lot of online right now.  It’s a long term strategy to build a brand that can withstand the changes that are coming to the social media landscape and continue steady growth to impact millions of women around the world. We’ve steadily grown for the past 7 years oftentimes in the background without a lot of drama and we don’t plan on stopping anytime soon. I’d love for you to leave a comment and let’s open up a dialogue about what I’m sharing in the new year. I can’t wait to see what unfolds in the new year Let’s do it! The post How I’m Creating My Social Media Plan For 2018 appeared first on Classy Career Girl.

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  • ZipRecruiter Becomes First Hiring App Featured in Square’s App MarketplaceZipRecruiter Becomes First Hiring App Featured in Square’s App Marketplace

    Small and midsize businesses are the biggest job creators in the country and a huge driver of US economic growth. ZipRecruiter is committed to creating products that help these companies find quality candidates fast. It’s just one more reason why we’re the smartest way to hire. That’s why we integrated with Square, a service that offers solutions for the unique challenges growing business face every day, like accepting credit card payments and creating financial reports. Here’s How the Integration Works: ● ZipRecruiter is the first and only hiring service to be featured in Square’s App Marketplace. ● The App Marketplace is a convenient place where hundreds of thousands of active Square invoice sellers can find trusted and popular business apps endorsed by Square to help with their everyday operational needs. ● The integration puts intuitive, simple-to-use ZipRecruiter technology and hiring tools at SMB business owners’ fingertips. ● Marketplace customers who are new to ZipRecruiter can even take advantage of a four-day trial to find their next great hire for free. ZipRecruiter is now a trusted partner of some of the biggest names in tech. We actively partner with innovative companies who are dedicated to seeing SMBs succeed, including Facebook and Google among others.

    ZipRecruiter / 4 h. 27 min. ago more
  • How Women Can Reach The Top In The WorkplaceHow Women Can Reach The Top In The Workplace

    Where do you see yourself in five years? Can you picture it? Now, where do you see yourself in 10 years? What does your ideal career look like? I’m sure, if you are a young professional, you’ve encountered these questions in more ways than one. Be it, a one on one meeting with your supervisor, an interview question, a random question during an intimate conversation with your friends, or even on a date, the same question remains – where do you see yourself? And can you see yourself on top? For women in the workplace, being a top executive or CEO of a Fortune 500 company is perceived to be a foreign concept to most. Men are the CEOs, right? Recent evidence shows that’s a common belief. As women are less optimistic they can reach the top, as suggested by 2017 LeanIn Women In the Workplace study, which also revealed that women get less of the support that advances their careers. If women are pessimistic without having a proper support system, then women are less likely to aspire to reach the top, so the chances of actually becoming CEO are slim. And for those with high hopes and high career aspirations, they tend to receive very little support. Whereas, men continue to advance more easily and quickly, climbing the corporate ladders with ease. Resulting in jaded male peers with preconceived notions that women are indeed advancing, when they’re actually not. Although women are just as equipped to become CEOs, there are underlying adversities as 2017 LeanIn Women In the Workplace, reports women actually hit the glass ceiling early, in that “women are 18 percent less likely to be promoted than their male peers.” RELATED: CEO And Founder C-Suite Coach Shares Fundamental Lessons Of Entrepreneurship It’s worth noting that, 21 percent of millennial women experience gender-based workplace discrimination. In 2017, only a tenth of the most senior roles was filled by women and that the top jobs are being saved for the boys, as a residual effect due to this glass ceiling, showing women still only earn 75 percent of men’s salary today. With these obstacles, it’s imperative that women overcome various career disadvantages, no matter how discouraging the facts and findings turn out. And so, the fight for workplace meritocracy among genders continues. As a push to even the playing field, The Rockefeller Foundation is committed to the 100×25 initiative in actively working towards getting to 100 women CEOs of Fortune 500 companies by 2025. More women appear to be taking leadership roles, as recently, Harvard Business Review, interviewed 57 female CEOs to “crack the code” unlocking the secrets and giving us the blueprint for women’s success. The study had six findings that proved to be insightful providing tips and awareness on how to get more women into leadership roles. The HBR interview revealed, that out of the 57 women CEOs, only five had always wanted to be CEO, whereas, two-thirds of women don’t see themselves as CEOs and often didn’t see the vision until someone told them they should take the job. And to be CEOs, women need four essential qualities to reach their CEO potential; being courageous risk-takers, and resilient leaders who can manage ambiguity and navigate complexity. The key findings also came with a warning that companies and women should beware of the “glass cliff.” A glass cliff is a form of discrimination where women are more likely to be selected for senior leadership roles in the event the position itself is associated with an elevated risk of failure, and the women are expected to “clean up the mess.” Leaving little hope for those of us who are young, hopeful or inexperienced and may be up for a challenge.  There are hidden barriers and invisible burdens placed on people of color who also struggle to advance in the workplace. For women of color, it may even be twice as hard to reach the top, but there’s still hope. Harvard Business Review‘s blueprint is this; companies need to recognize potential early on in women’s careers, and once the potential has been recognized, help launch those career paths towards CEO positions. Another key to success comes with partnering women with sponsors, role models, and mentors. They can help nurture flourishing careers or even sustain others as mentors and sponsors can provide tough feedback or overall encouragement and support to women. This is the blueprint in propelling gender equality and women’s advancement at many Fortune 500 companies. Additionally, another key takeaway disclosed in HBR interviews was that companies should also be conscious of the way they write their job description. This is a hidden culprit that can deter women from applying for jobs overall. Most women don’t just want the title, they want to make a positive impact as leaders. Describing how the role can make an impact or be an advocate for change, can be more appealing and receive more women candidates. Women have all the skills; true willpower, compassion, and strong work ethics. And an inclusive workplace will allow for more women to succeed at higher rates.  As we continue to pave the way, we must first believe that we, women can achieve anything. We deserve to be CEOs and reclaim our seats at the table. Gaining support from our peers and working for companies who also believe in us is key. Companies instilling beliefs in all their employees equally is a sure way to cultivate success and breed talent. Helping to ensure that women advance faster and excel at career aspirations by making it to the top sooner rather than later or not at all!

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  • Shortlisting Interns: What Should Employers Look For In InternsShortlisting Interns: What Should Employers Look For In Interns

    Shortlisting interns 101 (jilbee) Hey, Employers! Letsintern is excited to work with you. In this post, we are here to help you in the process of shortlisting interns that you find st intern(s) for all internship posts. We recommend that you stay put with us for a while as we will offer these Employer Tips so that you make the right choices and take the correct procedure of shortlisting interns! However, before we lead you to the correct way, let us tell you what you should be ideally looking for in an intern. A Timely Resource Your intern(s) should be students who value time. Timely people are the best. You don’t want someone who is on their toes at the last moments of a deadline or a project or even a meeting! Instead, you should look for someone who is capable of coming in 5 minutes early, setting up meeting rooms just 5 mins prior to the time and someone who hands over the assignments and completed tasks just on time. An Inquisitive Intern You want someone who should have a keen interest in the things that they are pursuing. An intern who wishes to learn it all should serve a good purpose in your venture. As internships are chances of learning a lot, you should scout for interns who are curious. A Resourceful Intern Gone are the days of dependence. Yes, today as we have the internet and the much-celebrated technologies, there are only a few things that bound us to the dependence! Your intern should be someone who can exploit resources judiciously. Someone who can come up with ideas, tactics, and approaches that aren’t taught in any said book but which are a result of acumen. Therefore, look for interns who are resourceful. A Communications Executive When anything goes wrong, it’s the lack of communication. Your super interns should be people who are great at putting their words across; clear and crisp. Ideally, you should be shortlisting interns with great communication skills; spoken and written. Now, that we have drawn a picture of your perfect intern, let’s further discuss the process of shortlisting interns on Letsintern. Your Letsintern account lets you post an internship offer that is visible to your prospective interns. Make sure your internship post is an “intern-magnet” post. If you still wonder why you should have a great profile page, read this. The recruiting process is quite simple. Letsintern allows you to ‘select’ and ‘shortlist’ intern applications. Now, the trick here is that both of these terms imply different meanings. Let’s see how. Shortlisting interns: You should shortlist an intern application when you have gone through their application and are ready to hire the intern but an interview or a screening is pending. Putting an intern application in the ‘shortlisted’ category implies to the intern that they are shortlisted as of now. You may or may not want to hire them for the internship before you set up an interview. Selecting interns: After you are done with shortlisting interns, you should put the shortlisted candidates in the category of “selected” interns. This is really important as it clarifies to the interns the status of their application and position. Employers, please make a note of the above-mentioned process. It is really important that you differentiate between the two processes and act accordingly. The interns should know the status of their internship applications. On that note, make sure you do categorize the applications in the ‘shortlisted’ and ‘selected’ categories. Goodluck! The post Shortlisting Interns: What Should Employers Look For In Interns appeared first on Student Resource - Learning Centre | Letsintern.com.

    Letsintern.com / 9 h. 39 min. ago more
  • Creativity: 10 Ways to Exhibit Today’s Most Important Leadership Quality [Infographic]Creativity: 10 Ways to Exhibit Today’s Most Important Leadership Quality [Infographic]

    This infographic from Cathrine's Career Corner runs down ten innovative ways to impress your employer with your creative leadership skills. From identifying potential problems or bottlenecks to taking notes and acceptable risks, it's in here...    The post Creativity: 10 Ways to Exhibit Today’s Most Important Leadership Quality [Infographic] appeared first on The Savvy Intern by YouTern.

    The Savvy Intern by YouTern / 9 h. 46 min. ago more
  • 22 Tips to Help You Land Your Ideal Graduate Job 22 Tips to Help You Land Your Ideal Graduate Job

    If you’re like most enthusiastic students, you think that you’ll graduate university and your degree will be an instant gateway to your dream job. Sadly...

    Career Addict / 10 h. 38 min. ago
  • Need work experience? Digital Internships in Mumbai upto 30K!Need work experience? Digital Internships in Mumbai upto 30K!

    Join the digital train with internships in Mumbai. (Livemint) If an opportunity to gain work experience in digital teams is what’s driving you through this season of winter internships, then listen up! We have a host of such opportunities in our compiled list of internships in Mumbai. This week’s host of opportunities amid internships in Mumbai are largely oriented around digital mediums – be it as a social media executive, web development, graphic design and other chances in digital marketing internships. This is followed by chances in business development. Apart from these, those keen on working with core brands for their winter internships can apply for a gig in Hindustan Times, The Times of India, GQ Magazine among others. These are the biggest internships in Mumbai this week (in terms of stipend): Social Media Executive Aufklaren Digital Media Location: Mumbai Stipend: Rs 20,000 – Rs 30,000 No. of Openings: 5 Apply by: Dec 20, 2017 Web Development/ Web Designing Aufklaren Digital Media Location: Mumbai Stipend: Rs 20,000 – Rs 30,000 No. of Openings: 5 Apply by: Dec 20, 2017 Operations Grey Atom          Location: Mumbai Stipend: Rs 10,000 – 30,000 No. of Openings: 5 Apply by: Dec 17, 2017 Management Trainee Kesari Tours Location: Mumbai Stipend: Rs 12,000 – Rs 15,000 No. of Openings: 1 Apply by: Dec 14, 2017 Graphic Designing The Mosaic         Location: Mumbai Stipend: Rs 10,000 – 20,000 No. of Openings: 3 Apply by: Dec 14, 2017 Marketing Intern Sciative Solutions            Location: Navi Mumbai, Mumbai Stipend: Rs 8,000 – 12,000 No. of Openings: 2 Apply by: Dec 14, 2017 Telecalling Interns Intercommunication HR Solutions Location: Navi Mumbai Stipend: Rs 8,000 – Rs 10,000 No. of Openings: 2 Apply by: Dec 14, 2017 Business Development Appectual IT Solution Location: Mumbai Stipend: Rs 8,000 – Rs 10,000 No. of Openings: 2 Apply by: Dec 14, 2017 Business Development Integrity Matters Location: Mumbai Stipend: Rs 6,000 – 8,000 No. of Openings: 1 Apply by: Dec 17, 2017 Business Development Navicarna Location: Mumbai, Virar Stipend: Rs 5,000 – 9,000 No. of Openings: 5 Apply by: Dec 20, 2017 Keen on more Internships in Mumbai? Or you wish to explore more chances to work in your chosen city and gain more work experience? Tune in today to the LetsIntern internships board! The post Need work experience? Digital Internships in Mumbai upto 30K! appeared first on Student Resource - Learning Centre | Letsintern.com.

    Letsintern.com / 12 h. 38 min. ago more
  • The Coffee Interview: What to Expect and How to PrepareThe Coffee Interview: What to Expect and How to Prepare

    As modern recruiters continue to experiment with different ways of discovering talent, it is possible that at some point during your job search, you may be...

    Career Addict / 12 h. 38 min. ago
  • The Career Changer’s Guide To Informational Interviews: How To Find Clarity, One Conversation At A TimeThe Career Changer’s Guide To Informational Interviews: How To Find Clarity, One Conversation At A Time

    Informational interviews are one of the most powerful tools you can use to move your shift forward. But how do you find interesting people to speak to? What questions should you ask? And if you don't have any career ideas yet, how can interviews help you get inspired? Here, Natasha shares the most important things you need to know – and the mistakes to avoid.

    Careershifters blog / 13 h. 32 min. ago more
  • From Hedge Funds to Ethical FoodFrom Hedge Funds to Ethical Food

    “I had no passion for what I was doing.” Jenny Costa enjoyed her work, but there was something missing. Here, she shares how she overcame impatience, lack of funds and a slow growth curve to turn her fascination into a fulfilling career.

    Careershifters blog / 14 h. 1 min. ago
  • How Feel-Good Management Can Lead Your Company to Success!How Feel-Good Management Can Lead Your Company to Success!

    The “Feel-Good” management style is still relatively new in the working world, and is usually regarded as someone “exotic.” Feel-Good management is based on employee motivation, and creating a comfortable company culture. The goal is to inspire employees to come to work every morning with a smile – while also encouraging them to not only enjoy... The post How Feel-Good Management Can Lead Your Company to Success! appeared first on Experteer Magazine.

    Experteer Magazine / 15 h. 8 min. ago more
  • 5 Tips for Trucking During the Holidays5 Tips for Trucking During the Holidays

    With the holidays right around the corner, it’s natural to start making plans with friends and family. However, for some, those plans may depend on the driving schedule of a family member who works in the transportation industry. While lots of great companies do their best to get drivers home for the holidays and important events, it can take some extra considerations before that’s a reality! Sometimes it takes a little extra effort for drivers trucking during the holidays, so we thought we’d provide some quick tips for just that! Check out BigRigBanter our trucking podcast for some Winter Driving Tips In all honesty, the winter holiday seasons would be nothing without the dedication and hard work of drivers all across America. Without truckers, there would be no family dinners, gifts, or new Christmas lights and displays making their way into American homes. Trucking during the holidays is something that is a true gift to us all and it’s good to thank a trucker when you can! It’s often the case that drivers have rigid schedules for everything from getting sleep to meeting deadlines, which leads us to our first tip: Five Tips for Trucking During the Holidays 1. Stay Flexible Considering that drivers need to make deliveries as shippers require, the most they can do sometimes is avoid over scheduling holiday events and celebrations. While we all want to spend as much time with friends and family as we can during this time, trucking during the holidays doesn’t always allow that. This makes the time a driver has off all the more valuable, so it’s best to avoid scheduling conflicts! It’s much easier to tell someone you’re too busy than having to cancel an hour before a get-together! 2. Work Beyond a Calendar If you’re certain you’ll be hitting the road with St. Nick this Christmas, try to work with family members to hold events on days other than the actual holiday. Sure, this is difficult with varying work schedules, however, it can be even more special to celebrate on a day other than the normal holiday. This way it’s much more obvious you’re celebrating spending time with loved ones than just going through the motions! If you have a hard time telling loved ones you won’t be home for Christmas, give our new song a listen. Consider it our gift to you: Presented by BigRigBanter 3. Stay Connected What’s technology good for if you can’t connect with the people who mean the most when you’re trucking during the holidays? While you’re hauling those fancy new iPhones to shopping centers nationwide, remember to use your own devices to check in with loved ones. Sending festive images, nostalgic videos, and face-timing with friends and family can be a great way to spread some cheer! Even if it means you’re only a glowing screen at the dinner table, it’s the thought and the attempt that really counts! 4. Spread Cheer When You Can If you’re trucking during the holidays, it probably means lots of other people are doing the same. Given the choice, everyone would prefer some time off to hang out and spend time with loved ones so keep that in mind. No matter where you are, checking in with fellow drivers, rest stop workers, and other employees can really go a long way on the holidays. Trade stories about friends and family or just sing a few Christmas carols — whatever you decide, it doesn’t take much to make the cold days a little warmer! 5. Keep the Festivities Alive Of course, you’ll want to keep everything to code, but consider handing some festive lights, a Rudolph nose, or maybe even some tinsel on your rig! No matter where you go while trucking during the holidays, you’ll have lots of onlookers enjoying the festivity of your rig. Maybe just to celebrate you can get yourself a little Christmas gift or even just a nice dinner. Again, keeping some Christmas music playing on the radio can help as well! No matter what your situation is, we hope you can make the most of trucking during the holidays! Are you driving this season? Let us know how you stay festive in the comments below!   The post 5 Tips for Trucking During the Holidays appeared first on AllTruckJobs.com.

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  • ZipRecruiter Launches a Smart Employer App for iOS and AndroidZipRecruiter Launches a Smart Employer App for iOS and Android

    ZipRecruiter is excited to announce a new mobile app for employers. Our app is the only hiring app that gets smarter the more employers use it, taking the work out of connecting with qualified candidates. It starts by delivering relevant candidates based on the job ad’s title, industry, description, and more. As an employer rates incoming applicants, the app learns what types of candidates the employer is looking for to deliver better and better matches. Our smart matching technology already delivers relevant candidates to most job listings. In fact, 80% of employers who post a job get a quality candidate through the site within 24 hours. Now, our mobile employer app puts our smartest matching technology ever at employers’ fingertips paired with an intuitive, easy-to-use interface so they can review candidates on the go. Job seekers also benefit from the new app and our best-in-class matching technology. We identify the most relevant positions on our site for each job seeker, helping to ensure they won’t miss out on the perfect opportunity. Job seekers might even show up more frequently in relevant employer searches via the Resume Database.   At ZipRecruiter, we’re always looking for ways to make it faster and easier for businesses of all sizes to find great candidates. Our new employer app is just one more way we benefit both sides of the job marketplace, helping job seekers find better jobs and employers find better candidates, with less effort than ever. Download the ZipRecruiter Employer App for iOS or Android today!

    ZipRecruiter / 1 d. 2 h. 2 min. ago more
  • 6 Ways to Manage Your Energy for a Maximum Productive Workday6 Ways to Manage Your Energy for a Maximum Productive Workday

    When people talk about productivity, most immediately jump to the thought that it’s about being more efficient with your time, and getting as much stuff done in as little time as possible. In my personal, honest opinion, this is a mindset that will not take you very far when you want to be productive in the workplace. Managing your time is important, but what’s even more important is that you learn how to manage your energy if you want to always be productive. No one says that you can’t work for 15 hours a day, but it is undeniable that such a tempo will quickly drain you of your energy, and if you’re drained and tired you’ll actually get less done because you won’t have the right kind of mental focus that you need when performing problem-solving tasks. Today, I want to talk about a few important things that you should look out for if you want to learn to manage your energy better, so without further ado, here they are. 6 Ways to Manage Your Energy for a Maximum Productive Workday 1. Sleep & Napping Next to food and water, sleep is our body’s most vital resource, and if we don’t get enough of it our performance can quickly go down and our health can deteriorate. Most adults require anywhere from 7 to 9 hours of sleep on average, but it’s really important to emphasize that everyone is different in this matter, so whatever amount you need, make sure that you give your body the opportunity to rest adequately every single day. Alternatively, a lot of people succeed in having more energy during the day by taking multiple power naps – short periods of sleep between 5 and 30 minutes that can really help energize you and give your brain a chance to take a breather from all the hard work you’ve been doing. Try it – it works. 2. Exercise The less you expend your energy, the less your body will be inclined to spend it at all, so it’s highly recommended that you get some exercise in each day in order to combat this. Exercising daily can improve the flow of oxygen to your limbs as well as your brain, and it also releases the feel-good hormone dopamine, which is always a plus if you want to stay awake and be energetic. If you can’t find the time to exercise, then doing some deep stretching right after you get up and before you go to bed can do wonders for your energy levels. Fatigue can often come from a physical place, and if you’re stiff in the shoulders and back your body’s instinctive reaction will be to lie down, rest and relax, which is not always something you can afford to do during the workday. 3. Drink More Water Dehydration can often contribute to exhaustion, which is why it’s always a good idea to have a glass of water on your table. A recent study targeted a small group of 25 women and measured effects of mild dehydration on their cognitive ability and mood. The study proved even slight dehydration can contribute to a degradation in mental focus and a higher chance of headaches. It’s highly recommended to drink at least 10 cups of water every day, and if you don’t like the taste of water (like a lot of people do these days), you can opt out for natural, unsweetened fruit juices or tea instead. Just make sure that you keep yourself hydrated throughout the workday, and you’ll definitely find that you won’t get fatigued as easily. [RELATED: Sit Up Straight and Relax! Productivity Tips for Digital Nomads] 4. Frequent Breaks Research shows that people who take breaks every 30 minutes to an hour of their work – even if it’s just a 5-minute break to drink some coffee, stretch your legs and get some fresh air – are far more productive than those who do not. Even as little as five minutes is enough for the mind to kind of let go of all that built-up tension. When you come back to your desk, you feel invigorated with new energy and focus and ready to tackle your tasks once again. 5. Make Your Work Fun A wise man once said, “Find a job that you love, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.” And although that might be a bit of an exaggeration, if you can make your work into something that you genuinely enjoy, even if you don’t love your job, it’s going to seem like it’s a lot easier to do and won’t take as much of your energy. Having to do something that you know you hate and always reminding yourself that you do is very fatiguing and draining. If you can teach yourself to not do that and instead try to find a way to make your work fun, it‘s going to be much more enjoyable and you’ll find that it’s way easier to be productive this way. 6. Productive Environment I don’t know about you, but I can’t even think about starting work if my desk is a mess and I don’t have my morning coffee, among other things. I also have a problem focusing if there’s a conversation going on in the room, or if there are a lot of people that are constantly walking from place to place in my vicinity. So I remove all these distractions, I put my phone on airplane mode, I tell everyone that I don’t currently need to be present to vacate my office, and only then can I actually get to work. This is called creating a productive environment, and I believe that it is the key to keeping your energy levels up and being as productive as possible. Do everything you can create this sort of environment for yourself, and I promise that your productivity will skyrocket. Well, that’s about all the advice I have for you today. I hope that some of it was helpful at least, and wish you the best of luck in harnessing your energy and being productive every single day! The post 6 Ways to Manage Your Energy for a Maximum Productive Workday appeared first on Classy Career Girl.

    Classy Career Girl / 1 d. 3 h. 38 min. ago more
  • 15 Powerful Strategies for Improving Your Communication Skills15 Powerful Strategies for Improving Your Communication Skills

    Many recruiters, hiring managers, and HR pros feel that communication skills are the most important traits an applicant can highlight during a job search. But how do you improve your communication skills?     The post 15 Powerful Strategies for Improving Your Communication Skills appeared first on The Savvy Intern by YouTern.

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  • Available Now! Internships in New Delhi worth Rs 20KAvailable Now! Internships in New Delhi worth Rs 20K

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RELATED: What It Takes: Two Teams Of Women Working Together For Their Fashion Dreams Linda Adams: When it comes to bad airs or hurdles associated with generational differences, I often think it has to do with expectations not being clear. Where we see relationships get fractured is where expectations are either not met or even worse, violated. So, we really encourage team members and team leaders to get together and create a set of operating norms that codify the expectations around how we’re going to behave toward each other. When that’s clear, regardless of differences, people can come together and work very effectively. With global, virtual teams, we recommend teams to get on the table what’s going to get in their way, what they need to be most effective, and how they will demonstrate respect and care and concern for each other in this highly global world where they’re not physically connected. Her Agenda: What does it mean to be a Loyalist? Linda Adams: The term “Loyalist” to us means not just a question of being loyal to each other, but being loyal to the larger goals and purpose of the organization. It doesn’t mean being soft. It doesn’t mean being a yes man. If anything, it means being willing to have the tough conversations that others are not willing to have, to talk the truth, to be authentic. It also means having the willingness to be 100% committed. A Loyalist doesn’t sit back and wait for you to show up as your best self in order for them to step into that space with you. Her Agenda: Any last pieces of advice when it comes to working on effective teams? Linda Adams: I would really encourage anyone in the early stages of their career to understand that if they find themselves in a place where they’re not comfortable or they don’t enjoy where they work, to really put forward the effort where they’re standing at the moment. The chances of you leaving and lucking out and finding the perfect team are just that – it’s about lucking out. I would really encourage people to read our book and see what ideas and insights they might get around what they can do to improve their teams. At the end of the day, if they can’t do anything that can dramatically change their team environment and do end up leaving, they’ll still have learned something about themselves along with skills to deal with tough situations. Abby Curnow-Chavez: When you think about the tenants of a healthy team and you don’t see that around you, you don’t show up like that. If you can show up as a Loyalist, then you are going to be in a much better position to start creating and having Loyalist relationships with each member of your team. The more of those there are, the better the team is.

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  • How to show problem-solving skills on your intern resumeHow to show problem-solving skills on your intern resume

    This is how you can showcase your problem-solving skills on your Intern resume. Wish to be a coveted intern in the pool of the many who come applications that companies receive every year, when they announce an internship? Then, you need to showcase yourself as one – by having the right mix of intern skills, which recruiters normally look for. And have them in front, right on your intern resume. Over the last few months, we have talked about the need to showcase specific intern-worthy skills to prospective recruiters. These skills, which we also examine as basic employability skills that the industry expects from freshers. Problem Solving Skills On Intern Resume: Take your cues – be a problem-solver. Taking a step beyond our discourse on the need for problem-solving skills, we now examine how you can showcase them in both your intern resume and cover letter with relative ease. First things first. Unless, you have an explicit, foolproof case that you can make for your problem-solving skills – the way to showcase this lies in how you choose to frame your resume and cover letter. It’s structured in the whole resume and not just a section for it. Second, put it under your skills – right next to your grasp on communication and your ability to coordinate with a team. This brings it up as a potential conversation topic in an interview and as an important resume keyword. Here are the ways in which you could mention it: 1. Skills section: Ensure that you mention specific skills in the section, instead of a simple grasp on English and Hindi, computer skills and vague ideas like writing. Problem-solving skills, as mentioned above, stand out here, alongside being a team player and communication skills. 2. Cover Letter: Writing a cover letter is not just an add-on, when you’re applying for an internship and later, a job. For coveted brands, it’s the difference in being hired or rejected. For startups and other companies, it’s a declaration of intent – that you’ve read up on the position, their company and want to specifically work for them! You can include your problem-solving skills here by: Talking about the problems the company may face and how you can help in addressing them. Cite examples, on the basis of your college experience, or prior intern experience. How you normally achieve deadlines, ensure productivity and keep to timelines – details that showcase you as a capable problem-solver. How tough situations bring out the best in you. Quotes from college faculty, which give testament to your claims 3. Resume – Work Experience: While an intern resume may not give you ample opportunities to cite examples of how you are a problem-solver, there are still ways in which you can do so: Challenges resolved during volunteering assignments (objective ones) Challenges resolved during college life in key roles. Conclusion: Most interns are hired for internships in India on the basis of their first impression, their intern resume. Make sure you have the best one to market yourself for the position you’re looking for. And that includes working on basic employability skills – intern-worthy skills, like the problem-solving skills, which we have just discussed. Remember, the intern resume is half of the battle. You still need to clear the internship interview, where you would be quizzed on the points you mention in this document. Be prepared for both straightforward queries and trick questions to judge you on these skills – by going through simple problem-solving exercises to showcase your proficiency in these skills. And if you’re ready with the ideal intern resume – now’s the time to put it to good use. Apply to the widest set of winter internships this season! The post How to show problem-solving skills on your intern resume appeared first on Student Resource - Learning Centre | Letsintern.com.

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  • The Art of Physical Therapy and Holistic Healthcare | Kristy BrandaburThe Art of Physical Therapy and Holistic Healthcare | Kristy Brandabur

    Kristy Brandabur received her degree in Exercise Science Sports Medicine, taught health and physical education for 11 years, and worked in a variety of fitness and wellness-related fields.  At Metamorphosis Holistic Wellness Center, Kristi uses a blended technique of physical therapy, mental therapy and holistic approaches like massage and acupuncture. 

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  • Read This If You Have Coffee Interviews Lined UpRead This If You Have Coffee Interviews Lined Up

    Coffee Interviews (WordPress) Go home cliched interview procedures, Coffee Interviews are the new fad! Your recruiter just asked you out for one the Coffee Interviews you’d have, how do you respond? However, before that, let us go into details of what exactly are coffee interviews. Coffee Interviews are no big deal. They are nothing but informal interviews in a coffee shop or even a restaurant. Mostly, recruiters offer for coffee interviews when they are looking for potential candidates for employment opportunities rather than specific positions. So, how do you accept an invitation to these coffee interviews? What should be your dress code? What exactly should you take along? Who should pay? And most importantly, what to do next if the interview goes really well? Let’s decode these eternal questions about Coffee Interviews. Why Are You Giving Coffee Interviews These Days? Gone are the days when interviews were the modus operandi to measure the potential fit for a job role. Today, in this digital era, where everything is open for everyone to know, coffee interviews are about getting to know the candidate and his/her skills on an informal basis. For you, it is a good thing because you get to know about the company at the basic level without getting into too much. However, just a cup of coffee is the entry level for the subsequent job interviews, it is important for you to prepare and give your best. How To Prepare For Coffee Interviews? Brew opportunities with Coffee Interviews (vault) Being lax for your internship interview is the last thing you’d prefer to do! But these days, that’s the key. No, we don’t imply that you shouldn’t prepare your wit to face the challenge rather be chilled about it. Coffee Interviews are all about that. Do your homework: Prepare for coffee interviews just like the way you’d prepare for other formal interview rounds. Furthermore, you should be ready to talk about yourself and what you are looking for in your career, and how you could add value to the company. Have your queries solved: Asking and learning about the types of positions and the company’s employees will give you an advantage in understanding how you can be a unique asset to their work. It will also give you a better picture of whether or not you would be happy working at that organization. Go ahead, shoot those questions. Your attire matters: Because this is an information meeting, you don’t need to dress in professional interview attire unless that’s what you usually wear to work. Otherwise, business casual or start-up casual attire, depending on your career field and industry, is appropriate. Of course, even if your clothing is a bit more casual, you should still wear an outfit that is clean and would be appropriate in the office of the company. The restaurant etiquette: If you get there ahead of the recruiter, you can either wait for them to order or go ahead and grab a drink yourself. It is better not to order food during this kind of meeting. While the interview itself is more casual, you will be conversing back and forth with the hiring manager and food will be nothing but a distraction. Who Should Pay? When you’re invited to meet with a recruiter for a cup of coffee or a meal, they will pick up the tab. There’s no need to offer to pay. Do say thank you to the recruiter or hiring manager, however. What’s Your Next Move? Whichever way the interview spins, exchanging contact information is the ideal thing to do. Or even if you don’t wish to be a part of their company, building your network is a good idea. You should reiterate your interest in the job offer if that’s what you are thinking. And how should you do that? Follow the art of following up! Drop an email saying thank you and expressing your desire to get onboard. For more college life, success tips and internship postings, stay tuned to the blog. Post your queries, opinions and suggestions in the comments section below. The post Read This If You Have Coffee Interviews Lined Up appeared first on Student Resource - Learning Centre | Letsintern.com.

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  • How to Answer What Are You Most Proud Of?How to Answer "What Are You Most Proud Of?"

    One of the toughest job interview questions to answer is, “What are you most proud of?” It’s a common question that comes up frequently, but luckily you can...

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  • Trending Today: Apply Now to Winter Internships worth 20KTrending Today: Apply Now to Winter Internships worth 20K

    Winter Internships you should apply for today! Need a hand when it comes to looking for the right winter internships for you? Then, our list for today is the right point for you to begin your search. Here are the highest paid gigs from the newest set of opportunities available on LetsIntern. In terms of brands, the list is led by a new opening for an advertising internship with VLCC. Meanwhile, there have also been recent openings with Bennett & Coleman and HT Media. However, most of the positions come from smaller companies. In terms of roles, these companies are looking for interns to fill in operative and associate positions, alongside business development opportunities. Here are the 10 internships which were added to the LetsIntern platform recently: Business Developer HN Protech Location: New Delhi Stipend: Rs 15,000 – 20,000 No. of Openings: 4 Apply by: Dec 14, 2017 Associate KK Khullar & Associates Location: New Delhi Stipend: Rs 10,000 – Rs 17,000 No. of Openings: 1 Apply by: Jan 3, 2017 Management TraineeKesari Tours Location: Mumbai Stipend: Rs 12,000 – Rs 15,000 No. of Openings: 1 Apply by: Dec 14, 2017 Academic CounsellorEMTS Educational Consultant Location: New Delhi Stipend: Rs 10,000-15,000 No. of Openings: 4 Apply by: Dec 24, 2017 Relationship Manager – Mutual FundsAlmedus Location: Mumbai Stipend: Rs 10,000 – 15,000 No. of Openings: 1 Apply by: Dec 9, 2017 Marketing InternBundle Technology Location: New Delhi Stipend: Rs 10,000 – 12,000 No. of Openings: 4 Apply by: Dec 8, 2017 Intern-OperationsSkillenza Location: Bangalore Stipend: Rs 10,000 – 10,000 No. of Openings: 2 Apply by: Dec 6, 2017 Operations AssociatesANM India Location: Pan-India Stipend: Rs 7,000 – 10,000 No. of Openings: 4 Apply by: Dec 19, 2017 Trainee Group leader Mumbai Urban Adventures Location: Mumbai Stipend: Rs 1,000 – 15,000 No. of Openings: 2 Apply by: Dec 14, 2017 Advertising InternshipVLCC Location: Pan-India Stipend: Rs 1,000 – 10,000 No. of Openings: 4 Apply by: Dec 14, 2017 Keen on any of these positions? Or wish to explore more winter internships? You can explore options by location, industries and even skills on the website. Or add the kind of options you’re looking for in our comments section below. The post Trending Today: Apply Now to Winter Internships worth 20K appeared first on Student Resource - Learning Centre | Letsintern.com.

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  • How to Become an Actor (Career Path)How to Become an Actor (Career Path)

    As a child, you probably used to play pretend all the time, taking on different roles such as astronaut, cowboy, princess, shopkeeper, doctor and homemaker...

    Career Addict / 6 d. 12 h. 38 min. ago
  • The State of the American Job SeekerThe State of the American Job Seeker

    Ominous headlines warning that robots are coming for our jobs are not in short supply as we head into 2018. Every time you turn on the news or listen to the radio, you hear that a robot will take one day take your job. So we understand why job seekers, employed and unemployed, have fears about automation. Our response as an organization dedicated to helping people find meaningful careers – is that there is no ready solution. The range of advice that is given is so broad – it’s not clear yet what an appropriate reaction should be, so most of the U.S. population is in a “wait and see” mode. That leads us to our report: State of the American Job Seeker: AI, Automation, and Technological Change. Since our founding seven years ago, ZipRecruiter’s goal has been to help people find meaningful work and to help employers make successful long-term hires. We speak to job seekers and employers every day, and we’re acutely aware of their concerns. That’s why ZipRecruiter engaged Harris Poll to conduct an online survey to understand the current state of the American job seeker (both employed and unemployed): their current satisfaction level with the job market, their feelings about technological advancements, and, of course, their take on automation and what it might mean for them. We did this to ensure that job seekers, employers, business leaders and their peers understand and can adapt to the changes impacting the jobs market – both now and into the future. Signs indicate that the labor market is strong: unemployment is the lowest it’s been in 17 years and our survey found that 49% of the job seekers like or love their current job. Yet job seekers are concerned about automation – 2 in 5 employed job seekers (41%) believe their current job will be automated within their lifetime. Let’s dive into the findings here and start a conversation — as we enter a more automated age, ZipRecruiter wants to help anyone who’s looking for a job or a better job. And we encourage all involved to #AutomateHumanely.

    ZipRecruiter / 6 d. 18 h. 35 min. ago more
  • The Unbelievable Benefits Of An Ergonomic WorkplaceThe Unbelievable Benefits Of An Ergonomic Workplace

    Credit When operating a busy business, you’ll tend to spend most of your time thinking economically rather than ergonomically. All your attention is on making money and how you can improve your business to do just that. As it happens, you could be missing out on one simple thing that’s been under your nose the whole time. It’s simple, turn your attention to your workplace. Regardless of whether you rent/own an office, or work from home, you need to think about the ergonomics of your workstation. Plenty of people have heard the term ‘ergonomics’ before, but they either don’t know a great deal about it or assume it has no relevance to their business at all. However, you’ll be surprised at how beneficial an ergonomic workplace will be. That’s what we’re going to discuss today; how working ergonomically can help be the driving force behind increased business success. But first, we’ll start things off by talking about ergonomics in a little bit more detail, so everyone is on the same page and understands what it entails. What is ergonomics? While it may sound similar to economics, there is no real relation between the two things. Economics is all about studying money and finance, while ergonomics is the study of the human body in relation to efficiency at work. Essentially, ergonomics is all about how people sit at their desk and do their daily work. Some people conduct various studies to figure out the best ways for someone to sit at a desk and type at a keyboard, etc. The concept of investing in ergonomics for your business revolves around buying things that make you and your employees more efficient. You purchase items and adjust the working environment, so everyone is more comfortable and working to their peak capacity. What are the benefits of an ergonomic workplace? Now that we’re all on the same page, it’s time to look at what you’re all interested in; the benefits of an ergonomic workplace. In this section, you will be presented with plenty of reasons that show you why ergonomics is important for your business. Prepare yourself, as you will be amazed at some of the points and evidence provided. An Ergonomic Workplace Is A More Productive Workplace This is one of the more obvious benefits you’re likely to see from an ergonomic workplace. By creating a more ergonomic work environment, you make everyone at work way more comfortable when they’re at their desk. No longer will people be fidgeting around trying to get into a comfortable position – that includes you. We’ve all been there; sat at your desk for an hour, only to stop what you’re doing and try to click your back or stretch. It can be very uncomfortable when you’re sat somewhere that’s not designed to help you feel at ease. As a result, you’re prone to distractions, and productivity wavers. But, with an ergonomic setup, you will stop feeling uneasy and start feeling more relaxed. You don’t have the urge to get up as often, and you haven’t got niggling pains eating away at you. So, you’re more inclined to work at your peak level of productivity, and this applies to all of your employees too. Not only that, but the mere fact your office is designed to be ergonomic means it makes tasks easier. Every little thing is built to be easy for you to do, requiring less action and physical effort. Consequently, your desk becomes more efficient. A productive office is an office that potentially goes on to make more money as well. Investing In Ergonomics Can Save Money For Your Business Believe it or not but spending some money on improving the ergonomics of your workplace can help your business save money on the whole. This is because it will help your employees avoid injuries at work. If someone has been sitting in your dodgy desk chair for months, and it gives them a bad back that results in costly surgery, they can claim compensation from your business. You’ll be surprised at how many compensation claims could be stopped purely by improving the ergonomics of your workstations in the office. The main reason people choose to avoid investing in ergonomics is that they don’t want to spend money. The thought of paying more money for expenses chairs, desks, keyboards, and so on, is too much for some owners. In fact, they’re often taught to cut costs and buy cheaper office furniture. However, as it shows in the office furniture section on the Simply Best Of website, you’ll see there are different levels when it comes to buying things like ergonomic chairs. Some are very expensive, others are more affordable. The same applies to every other thing you buy as well! Plus, you have to remember that this in an investment. You will get something out of spending a little extra on ergonomic furniture. It benefits your business and saves money in the long run. Good Ergonomics At Work Improves Employee Happiness Anyone that owns a business will testify the importance of keeping employees happy. It might seem like a trivial thing, but happy employees will do so much for your business. Again, there are links between happy employees and more productivity, but that’s not the main focus of things here. When you have good ergonomics in the workplace, your employees start to enjoy coming to work more and more. It no longer feels like a chore as they aren’t dreading sitting in a hard chair for hours and leaving with pains everywhere. They work with a smile on their face, and are more likely to stay after hours if there’s more work to be done. By having happy employees, you will also improve your employee retention rates. Your turnover will be a lot less as you can keep the same team together for longer. Why would someone quit their job if they enjoy it? By keeping them happy you won’t have to go out and hire new employees every few months or so, and try to patch a new team together. Everything stays as it is, which is so important for business success. Ergonomics Can Bring A Higher Standard Of Work Another unknown benefit of ergonomics in the office is that they can also improve the quality of the work that goes on. Yes, it improves productivity, so you and your employees do more work, but the standard of that work also goes up too. Again, this is all down to how you feel while you’re working. When you’re positioned ergonomically, work comes naturally to you. As a result, you find it easier to do certain things and also don’t feel compelled to rush through them. On the whole, you spend more time on certain tasks and can perform them to the best of your abilities. This means clients and customers get to enjoy improved work from you, which will lead to happier reviews, helping you find more customers. You see, ergonomics can have a massive domino effect that ends up with your business benefitting quite dramatically. Having An Ergonomic Office Can Lower Absence Rates This final point links into the ones concerning productivity and employees getting injured. With an ergonomic office, you will see fewer absences at work because people aren’t getting hurt at work. They won’t feel the need to stay at home for a few days because their back needs a rest from sitting in a chair all day. As any business owner knows, absences can damage your company. They lead to wasted days, and then a lot of chasing and catching up. Think about it, imagine you run a business and someone phones in absent, but they have a client meeting on that day. Now, you have to try and reorganize the meeting, which could cause the client to get annoyed. Imagine this happens more than once, and they might take their business elsewhere, costing you money. All this just because an employee was absent due to pain from their setup at work. Reduce absences exponentially with an ergonomic workstation for all employees. It’s clear from these points that there are plenty of benefits to having an ergonomic workplace. When you add everything up, the benefits surely outweigh the costs. Companies tend to avoid doing this just because it costs money – or they’re not even interested in improving comfort and safety at work. They just see it as another big business expense designed to slow down their cash flow. But, it’s clearly much more than that. This isn’t an expense that you’ll see nothing out of – like regular office furniture. It’s an investment that brings a lot back to your company. Plus, you can always regain some money by selling your old office furniture too. This immediately helps bring back some of the costs of creating an ergonomic workplace, before you factor in future savings and earnings brought in as a result of this endeavor. The bottom line is; if you’re looking for a way to improve your business and see more success, then you need to create an ergonomic workplace. [Editor's note: This is a partnership post.]

    Her Agenda / 6 d. 21 h. 58 min. ago more
  • 2017 Year in Review At Classy Career Girl2017 Year in Review At Classy Career Girl

    2017 will be another incredible year to remember. I felt like this was the year that we hit our stride and finally past the foundational part of growing our business. I can’t stress how long it takes to continue working on growing your brand and finding the right business model until things click like they did for us this year. There were so many days that I could have given up along the way and would never have gotten here. Other people make it look easy to grow a business but I am always asking myself, “Do I love what I am doing still?” If I don’t, I know something needs to change. This is why my business model has changed over the years and my focus this year changed a lot as well. I believe change is good and the self-reflection is important every single day you are running your business. This year we didn’t change our business model or create any new products or services. Can you believe it? It felt amazing to just take the foundation we had built in 2016 and keep running with it. I’m an entrepreneur and I love creating new things. But, consistency is when the stress starts to decrease and you can start to get in a groove. That’s exactly how 2017 felt. We just did more of what worked. It took 6 years for us to figure out what works really well but when we found it, we just stayed there. This was the key to our success in 2017. January: For the first time, we launched the Freedom Workshop. I put everything into this video series and worked for months preparing for it. I had never worked so hard on a launch in my life. This was a pivotal point for our brand because I felt like I created some of the best content I have ever made. And the best part of it was that it was completely free and it helped thousands of women start their businesses in 2017. If you missed it, we are doing it again in January 2018! You can register here. February: We re-launched the Classy Career Girl podcast and started coming out with 2-3 episodes per week and received over 20 5 star reviews! March: Classy Career Girl’s SEVEN Year Anniversary and 2,000 posts published. April: We hit a big outrageous goal of 500 members in our membership sites. Love Your Career Formula and Corporate Rescue Plan. This was huge for us because just one year ago, we didn’t even have a membership site. There was definitely some celebrations at Team CCG this month! May: This month we took a little break. We needed it. We stayed in Coronado for the month and this is when I really learned the value of new locations and the impact on my creativity and stress-level. It was so good to work from a different location than our home and the downtime really re-energized us for the next 6 months in our business and a really busy June launch of Corporate Rescue Plan. June: This month was crazy busy! I realized I needed some help so I purposely went out and hired a meal prep service, a regular housekeeper and a personal assistant to help me get through the month.This was also a month we took my daughter out of daycare because we wanted to hangout with her more. It was kind of a trial month because I knew if I just had a little more time to focus on my launch and enjoy my daughter more, I would be happier, my business would grow and I would easily be able to afford these new expenses. All three I still have today and my personal assistant has now turned into a much bigger role at CCG. We love you Jenn. I learned that you can’t continue to grow and uplevel your business by doing everything yourself. June was also the month that John and I flew to Toronto to attend Stu McLaren’s TRIBE Live event. We learned a ton and I was featured as a success story on a panel of other membership site owners like Carrie Green and Susan Garrett which was a huge highlight of my year! We also held a meet up with our members which was so fun too! July: Another month where we realized we needed a little family downtime. We headed to Minnesota for two weeks to spend time with family and get ready for another busy fall launch. This month we also changed up our brand on our CCG Instagram profile. We went from posting 4 times a day to just once a day but started putting a lot more care into the design and look of our feed and brand. We also started planning out our Instagram a month ahead. This made things so much easier because we weren’t scrambling last minute trying to figure out what to post each day. August: We launched the third annual Fall in Love With Your Work and Life challenge which is always so much fun to do. When you can rinse and repeat stuff you know is good, that’s when you can really get confident in the growth of your business and the impact you can have. This month we worked crazy on our September re-launch of Love Your Career Formula. We didn’t originally plan to have a September launch because we were a little burnt out but we decided to put the hard work in now to re-create the videos so that in 2018 we can use them again and again. So August was a crazy month of content creation in prep for September. Another huge thing we did in August was we launched a Business Class to Build a Classroom in Kenya and raised over $4,000 for a new school in Kenya with World Teacher Aid.  What an incredible things we did TOGETHER. This was a highlight of my year! September: We came out with our brand new Get Unstuck Workshop which felt so good because again it was some of the best free content I had ever created. John and I recorded and edited all of the videos and there were many late nights. All the hard work is worth it when you start getting the feedback from others of how much it helped them with their career transitions. This is why we do what we do! October: This month was a month of reaching goals on social media and our website. We reached 2 million unique visitors to this site since we started and 13,000 Instagram Followers! We also hit 10,000 members in the Classy Career Girl Network. November: For months we had been working hard so that we could  spend a month in New Zealand with my family. My original goal was to not work at all. I did pretty good and worked a lot less than I normally do but John and I still had work to do while we were there. One of my favorite memories was working in a coffee shop in Auckland with John while my mom watched Mila. Wifi was not as easy as we hoped so there was a little stress involved with trying to work but overall, it was such a great month of rest and creativity. I started working on my book proposal and made my blog editorial calendar for January. While looking at such beautiful scenery I got so many ideas of what I want my brand to look like in 2018. Another example of how taking time off can really help re-energize me for the coming months of my business. While in New Zealand we held #MyStartupStory in our Classy Career Girl Network and it was so fun to read about how brands grew just by posting 7 days with our writing prompts. I even joined in on my AnnaRunyan Instagram account too which I decided to keep posting on daily so I can build my personal brand into 2018 as well. December:  We are about to celebrate an updated version to our free 90-day planner (coming soon!) We also launched the Freedom Workshop that will start January 2nd, 2018 and we hit 26,000 followers on Pinterest! We are beyond excited for what’s coming next in 2018. Thank you so much for all of your support. Classy Career Girl would not be here without you all! Stay tuned for a post soon about my social media plan for 2018! Anna Runyan + TEAM Classy Career Girl The post 2017 Year in Review At Classy Career Girl appeared first on Classy Career Girl.

    Classy Career Girl / 7 d. 3 h. 38 min. ago more
  • The Art of Persuasion: How to Win a Salary Increase [Infographic]The Art of Persuasion: How to Win a Salary Increase [Infographic]

    You've shown you can handle additional responsibilities. Performance reviews are solid. So it seems like a salary increase is well within reach, right? In the business world, though, this is easier said than done. So the art of persuasion becomes a big factor in getting the raise you deserve...    The post The Art of Persuasion: How to Win a Salary Increase [Infographic] appeared first on The Savvy Intern by YouTern.

    The Savvy Intern by YouTern / 7 d. 4 h. 52 min. ago more
  • Don’t Let Other People Run Your Business Into The GroundDon’t Let Other People Run Your Business Into The Ground

    One of the best things about running your own business is the fact that you’re almost certainly going to be able to do things on your own terms. One of the main reasons that so many people end up pulling away from working for other people is that they’re sick of not having the chance to do things the way that want to without having to answer to other people. Well, the truth is that you’re never really going to be able to escape other people at all. When you’re running any kind of business, there’s a very good chance that you’re going to need the help and support of plenty of other people whether you like it or not. Whether those people are employees or third parties to whom you outsource certain elements of your business, you’re never going to be able to make it unless you’re willing to put your business’s fate in someone else’s hands from time to time. Of course, that does come with some serious risks. The reality is that you can’t always rely on other people to take your business as seriously as you do. When that happens, you could end up with problems arising in your business that are in no way your fault, but that end up happening because of negligence or a lack of response from someone else. With that in mind, here are a few situations where you need to be careful not to let other people run your business into the ground. Manufacturing The reality of running any kind of business is that if your product isn’t up to scratch, then it’s not going to make the slightest bit of difference how great the rest of your business is. If you’re not able to provide your customers with high-quality products, then your business is never going to be a success. Of course, there are a lot of ways in which you can influence the quality of your product, and one of the primary ways is to connect with the best possible manufacturer. You might be tempted to find the cheapest possible manufacturer and try and save money that way, but the reality is that your product is simply too important to your business for you to skimp on that particular area. Make sure that you’re investing properly in the manufacturing of your product. Otherwise, you’re going to end up dealing with complaints from customers that you could easily have avoided. Logistics Of course, on top of the manufacturing of your products, you need to think about how you’re actually going to get it those products out to customers and retailers. Logistics is one of those things that is incredibly important to the overall success of a business that still ends up getting neglected for some strange reason. The reality is that if you don’t connect with third-party fulfillment services that you can rely on, then your business is going to suffer for it. 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There are plenty of marketing companies who might be incredibly talented but who simply aren’t the right match for your business. Think about your company, your aesthetics, your product, and your target customers. All of those things should impact the kind of marketing company that you connect with. A company that specializes in technology and social media campaigns isn’t going to be particularly useful for a business that is focussed on connecting with older people through more traditional means. The right marketing company can elevate your business to new heights; the wrong one can bring the whole thing crashing down around them. IT We now live in a world that is almost entirely dominated by IT. That’s not necessarily a good or a bad thing; it’s just the way that things are. Every single person in the developed world has an internet connection, and most of us have a device on our person at all times that is connected to the world wide web. 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    Internships in the Capital State and around. Keen on a set of winter internships in the capital city? Then it’s time to make a checklist and check it twice. Even as the Christmas and New Year holiday mood brightens your days, while exams are nearly about to get over, it’s also the right time to consider welcome additions to your intern resume. Winter Internships are an exercise of executing fine balance – between college, life and a career opportunity. They offer chances to work with premium brands, with a relatively high chance of making it through – more students wait for summer internships. And this week, students can opt for internships in New Delhi for a host of such opportunities – in content, operations, data science and graphic design. Available this week, these internships from the capital offer five figure stipends, with immense work experience. Here are the details for them: Children’s Book Copy Editor Maple Press Location: Noida Stipend: Rs 10,000 – 30,000 No. of Openings: 1 Apply by: Dec 8, 2017 Operations Lead Lokafy Location: Pan-India Stipend: Rs 15,000 – Rs 15,000 No. of Openings: 1 Apply by: Dec 10, 2017 Management Trainee Nexgen Exhibitions Location: New Delhi Stipend: Rs 10,000 – Rs 20,000 No. of Openings: 2 Apply by: Dec 10, 2017 Operations Intern Healthmug Location: New Delhi Stipend: Rs 10,000-12,000 No. of Openings: 5 Apply by: Dec 9, 2017 Data Science Internship Prizmatics Analytics Location: Gurgaon Stipend: Rs 5,000 – 20,000 No. of Openings: 2 Apply by: Dec 9, 2017 Graphic Design/Illustration Intern myHQ Location: New Delhi Stipend: Rs 5,000 – 15,000 No. of Openings: 2 Apply by: Dec 10, 2017 Keen on more internships in New Delhi? Or wish to browse internships by skills, internships by location or internships by role? All three options are available on the LetsIntern website. We request you to search for your specific set using the searchbar on the HomePage. And when you have found the right one for you, go ahead and apply today! The post Internships in New Delhi worth stipends of Rs 30K! appeared first on Student Resource - Learning Centre | Letsintern.com.

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    Gain a chance to work with a media powerhouse, with this internship in HT Media. We hear you! A chance to work with a powerful media house is in demand, if we look at the number of applications that have come in for such an internship in HT Media. In fact, the HR position leads the host of winter internships which are open to candidates, willing to add notches to their resume. HR Internship in HT Media: The HR Internship in HT Media is not a paid internship (though they agree to cover expenses of prospective candidates. An intern here, however, stands to gain both brand value and sheer learning experience – being a part of the entire HR life cycle for the company. You would recruit, bring on-board, induct, handle grievances and work on exit formalities for prospective employees for three HT offices. Apart from this, here are the top 6 winter internships that future interns are keen on this week: Data Science InternshipPrizmatics Analytics Location: Gurgaon Stipend: Rs 5,000 – 20,000 No. of Openings: 2 Applications till now: 97 Apply by: Dec 9, 2017 Research AnalystKJ Spices Location: Mumbai, Pune Stipend: Rs 1,500-5,000 No. of Openings: 2 Applications till now: 78 Apply by: Dec 6, 2017 Operations LeadLokafy Location: Pan-India Stipend: Rs 15,000 – Rs 15,000 No. of Openings: 1 Applications till now: 77 Apply by: Dec 10, 2017 Campus Ambassador Program3Dots Media Location: Pan-India Stipend: Rs 2,000-20,000 No. of Openings: 5 Applications till now: 76 Apply by: Dec 8, 2017 Software Testing InternshipFULL Creative Location: Chennai Stipend: Rs 7,000 – 15,000 No. of Openings: 5 Applications till now: 73 Apply by: Dec 10, 2017 HR TraineeKapgrow Corporate Advisory Services Location: New Delhi Stipend: Rs 4,000 – 8,000 No. of Openings: 4 Applications till now: 61 Apply by: Dec 7, 2017 Note: These winter internships are available till the end of this week. If you’re keen for a chance with them, apply for them today! The post HR Internship in HT Media most in-demand winter internship this week! appeared first on Student Resource - Learning Centre | Letsintern.com.

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  • Christmas Job Trends in the UK 2017Christmas Job Trends in the UK 2017

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  • 3 Technology Skills All Women Need to be Future-Proof3 Technology Skills All Women Need to be Future-Proof

    The working landscape is changing for everyone. Technology is growing at the fastest pace we’ve ever seen. Five million jobs will be lost to automation by 2020. Occupations which once seemed relatively secure, such as customer service, retail, and administration, no longer hold the security they once did. To stay ahead of the curve and excel in your career, be that tech-oriented or not, you should start to think about building a bank of skills which are future-proof and put you in good stead to keep your skill set current. So, what are some of the newest occupations with the highest demand? What do they tell you about the skills you need to stay future-proof and employable? 3 Technology Skills All Women Need to be Future-Proof 1. Programming If we’re going to be taken over by robots, someone has to help build and program these impending killing machines. Programmers and developers are in high demand but low supply. This results in high salaries and plenty of opportunities. As businesses increasingly become more and more digitalized, the range of industries and organizations you could work for are incredibly vast. From website to software to machine programming, there’s just so much scope. Furthermore, programming is a useful skill in other professions. For instance, a marketer who can work on a website has the skills to save a business time and money. Blended skill sets like this will increase with new generations. It’s important to keep up. The growth of technology will have a huge effect on the job market. Yesterday’s manual labor could become tomorrow’s programmer. Could coders become the blue-collar workers of tomorrow? The lack of skill in this field means there are ample retraining opportunities. Companies all over the world, funded privately and by governments, work to train and retrain people into coding careers. From Skillcrush, who offer affordable courses which prepare you for employment, to Code Academy who helps you learn for free at your own pace, there are many options to learn to code. Beyond this, subscription sites such as Lynda and Treehouse can help top up skills or get a basic understanding of many coding concepts. [RELATED: Why Women Excel in Business and STEM] 2. Data Science We’ve never been more impacted by data than we are today. Every two days, we create more data than we have throughout history up until 2003. Needless to say, data management, analysis, security, and storage occupations are growing and will continue to do so. Many argue we currently suffer from a skills shortage in this field. Whilst this is a concern, it’s also a huge opportunity for young women to break into careers which are high paying, available at a surplus, and demonstrate opportunities for growth. There are many ways you can train to begin a career in this sector. A technology, computer science, or business administration degree is a good start, but isn’t necessary. If you clearly demonstrate analytical and problem-solving skills, you’ve formed a good base for a career with data. Due to the lack of professionals in the field, companies such as Salesforce are encouraging retraining by offering a free learning platform called Trailhead. This CRM (customer relationship management) software company not only presents opportunities internally but the nature of their offering means there is ample opportunity to work with the software across a range of sectors. This is how they’re able to boast a job growth rise of 48% year on year, with a predicted two million jobs by 2020. Salesforce also ranks highly for its pay and employee satisfaction rates and is often praised for its ethical stance, pioneering for change for women in technology. 3. Artificial Intelligence Artificial intelligence, in the way we know it today, is a relatively new concept, and an even newer occupation. It’s a job which blurs the lines between data science and coding. As this occupation is so new, a career in this field is high level. You’ll need an undergrad degree, perhaps even further education, to break into the research development side of AI. You need maths, physics, and computing skills. Much like the aforementioned tech jobs, there is a higher requirement than there is demand. The Institute states: “The need for AI specialists exists in just about every field as companies seek to give computers the ability to think, learn, and adapt.” This really highlights just how important AI growth will be for businesses over the coming years. AI is increasingly creeping its way into every aspect of our lives. As a marketer, demonstrating an understanding of AI and how it can be utilized is a great skill. You can use your knowledge of AI to understand how new technologies will reach consumers. Women are the answer to the tech skills gap! Women comprise 47% of the workforce but represent roughly 20% of tech workers. More women learning technology skills and entering tech-oriented careers will help resolve the immediate need as well as improve representation. As technology becomes an increasing part of our life, related skills become an expectation. Getting ahead of the curb and equipping yourself with knowledge and practice of these sought-after jobs makes you more likely to stand out from the crowd and land the jobs you want. The post 3 Technology Skills All Women Need to be Future-Proof appeared first on Classy Career Girl.

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  • E Logs for Owner-Operators | The BasicsE Logs for Owner-Operators | The Basics

    Just as anyone orbiting the trucking industry will tell you — electronic logging devices (ELDs) are creating all sorts of upheaval in the world of transportation. Love them or hate them, ELDs are one piece of technology that almost every driver will deal with in the near future. With the FMCSA’s mandate taking effect on December 18th, 2017 drivers in fleets big and small are bracing for the change. Still, there’s a lot of confusion over e logs for owner-operators and what’s involved for small business owners and independent drivers. Search for Owner-Operator Jobs Today! E Logs for Owner-Operators | The Basics One of the most obvious questions we’ve heard from owner-operators is “what type of device do I need?” For owner-operators working under contracts, you’ll be instructed to use the brand and model of whatever your motor carrier decides to purchase. Luckily, they will be paying for the device itself and all of the associated fees. This is one of the scenarios where such a transition is likely to go rather smoothly. Most of these devices are rather straight-forward and don’t require a great deal of training to use. Still, the fact that the mandate is taking effect so soon has lots of owner-operators up in arms. For those working under their own authority, the mandate still requires e logs for owner-operators. In this case, drivers will be responsible for acquiring their own FMCSA-compliant ELDs. Owner-operators must also set up two accounts for the devices; one for the in-cab device, and another for as a fleet manager on the back end. According to the rule, both of these accounts must be separate in order to record the information properly. While these devices may seem like a hassle to some, there are features which many may find useful. E logs for owner operators provide additional fleet management software options for things like fuel tax reporting and electronic trip inspection reports just to name a few. These features aren’t required by the mandate per say, although more detailed metrics and reporting can provide insights small businesses can take advantage of. At very least, e logs for owner-operators must record hours of service (HOS) information, including: Off time Miles traveled Date, time, and location Keeping Devices Connected While devices must meet these specifications, they won’t require the real-time tracking of drivers. This may put some minds at ease, however, the devices themselves must remain physically or electronically connected to the truck at all times. No matter the type of connection, e logs for owner-operators experience dropouts now and again. Ensuring good cellular connectivity is essential to avoid losing information and incurring fines. Now to get a little more technical, knowing how to transfer data from one device to the next is critical. For roadside inspection purposes, this data transfer can occur one of several ways. When transferring data, drivers can: Print the record of duty status (RODS) Download the info on a USB drive Transfer via Bluetooth Transfer via Email Another option is handing the ELD itself to officers for inspection, although hardwired units may not allow this. While real-time transmission is not required, there is a submission range of 13 days for avoiding monthly fees for uploading data. Consider Finding AOBRDs Finally, for those currently running Automatic On-Board Recording Devices (AOBRDs) the deadline for transitioning to ELDs is actually December 16, 2019. This is designed to cut some slack for vendors and enforcement officials to sort out the final compliance details. With an additional two years, many owner-operators are already seeking out AOBRDs to avoid the crunch this December. At this point, it’s highly unlikely this mandate will be pushed aside or delayed at all. The best option for owner-operators is finding the most cost-effective devices that won’t need replacing or updating for many years. Are you an owner-operator looking for a job or an e log? Let us know in the comments below! The post E Logs for Owner-Operators | The Basics appeared first on AllTruckJobs.com.

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  • 6 Freelance Lessons Learned from The Successfully Self-Employed6 Freelance Lessons Learned from The Successfully Self-Employed

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    Warren Buffet’s success tricks (quoteaddicts) Our favourite holding period is forever Warren Buffett has held on to his success forever! He not only just has the richest of the riches but he has abundance. For people like Warren, wealth feels natural and innate. Do you wish to know what is the secret to his sweet success? Keep reading as we quote what Warren Buffett has been telling us all. Warren Buffett’s Success Mantra Having deep pockets isn’t how Warren Buffett defines the essence of his success. His connections and relationships are what makes his lush life so successful. Bill Gates, Warren’s friend once said, “Warren Buffett has always said the measure of success is whether the people close to you are happy and love you.” For Buffet it is not just about being minted! It is your network and relationships that define your success. Once Buffet said in an MBA talk, in 2008, “being given unconditional love is the greatest benefit you can ever get.” He says, “The incredible thing about love is that you can’t get rid of it. If you try to give it away, you end up with twice as much, but if you try to hold onto it, it disappears. It is an extraordinary situation, where the people who just absolutely push it out, get it back tenfold.” Buffett believes in doing what makes a person the happiest and with the people he loves. Once at a business school, Buffett addressed his audience when asked about happiness with this beautiful maxim, “I get to do what I like to do with people that I love. That is happiness. I am happy day after day after day. How could I be any happier?” “I have seen all kinds of people that they are miserable,” he continues. “They have what the rest of the world may think is important, but they don’t have anybody who gives a damn about them. If you have a family that is totally alien, and I see that all the time, often in rich families, I don’t see how you can be very happy,” he added. Buffett surely knows that money can buy things that may make you happy for a moment or two but it can’t buy happiness. Buffett has inhabited the same house since 1958. He says, “if I could spend $100 million on a house that would make me a lot happier, I would do it. But, for me, that’s the happiest house In the world. And it’s because it’s got memories, and people come back, and all that sort of thing.” Follow your dreams, aspirations and aims; whatever they are. Run after your peace of mind, happiness. Everything else will simply spin into the right places. For more college life, success tips and internship postings, stay tuned to the blog. Post your queries, opinions and suggestions in the comments section below. The post This Is What Success Is According To Warren Buffett appeared first on Student Resource - Learning Centre | Letsintern.com.

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  • Hard-to-Fill Positions Analysis in United Kingdom – October 2017Hard-to-Fill Positions Analysis in United Kingdom – October 2017

    This article presents a brief summary of the hard-to-fill positions during October 2017 in the UK. To extract and analyse the data, we have used our big data technology tool Job Market Insights, which provides us with an in-depth picture of the job market trends and the hard-to-fill positions in the jobs market. About Hard-to-Fill […]The post Hard-to-Fill Positions Analysis in United Kingdom – October 2017 appeared first on JobisJob Blog.

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  • Word Wizards? Here are content and media internships worth Rs 30k!Word Wizards? Here are content and media internships worth Rs 30k!

    Think, then write. (Image: Tumblr) Possess a talent with the written word? Then this winter is the appropriate time to sharpen your edge and add work experience to your intern resume. How? By applying to the choicest content and media internships available this week. Apply this week for opportunities to work with Little Black Book and Maple Press. The job offered include plain content writing and editing, research gigs and even a stint in video editing. Here is a breakup of the main content and media internships for the week: Research InternHealth Jaankari Location: Bangalore Stipend: Rs 15,000 No. of Openings: 5 Apply by: Dec 9, 2017Children Book Copy EditorMaple Press Location: Noida Stipend: Rs 10,000 – 30,000 No. of Openings: 1 Apply by: Dec 8, 2017Content Manager Expohour Location: Jaipur Stipend: Rs 15,000 – 20,000 No. of Openings: 3 Apply by: Dec 4, 2017Content Writing               Brandwitty Location: Pan-India Stipend: Rs 8,000 – 12,000 No. of Openings: 1 Apply by: Dec 9, 2017Video EditorT Technologies Location: Mumbai Stipend: Rs 8,000 – 12,000 No. of Openings: 1 Apply by: Dec 9, 2017Content Writing and Social Media InternWhatKnot Photography Location: Mumbai Stipend: Rs 5,000 – 10,000 No. of Openings: 1 Apply by: Dec 4, 2017Digital Content Development (SEO)GetMyUni Location: Bangalore Stipend: Rs 6,000 – 8,000 No. of Openings: 5 Apply by: Dec 3, 2017Content Quality InternLittle Black Book Location: Delhi Stipend: Rs 2,500 – 3,000 No. of Openings: 2 Apply by: Dec 8, 2017 The post Word Wizards? Here are content and media internships worth Rs 30k! appeared first on Student Resource - Learning Centre | Letsintern.com.

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  • How To Answer How Would You Describe Yourself (Answers Included)How To Answer How Would You Describe Yourself (Answers Included)

    By Mike Simpson Imagine this: you’re sitting in an interview for your dream job. Everything seems to be going beautifully. You’re knocking every question out of the ballpark and the hiring manager is genuinely laughing at all your jokes. You’re confident you’ve got the job in the bag. You can tell the interview is wrapping up and you’re already figuring out what thoughtful bit of insight you’re going to include in your follow up thank you note that will make the hiring manager smile and bring you in for round two. But then, they ask you one last question. “How would you describe yourself?” Suddenly all that certainty dissolves in a puff of confusion and fear and the only words you can think of are “screwed” and “dazed,” with a dash of “perpetually unemployed” thrown in just to really mess with your psyche. But wait! Before you slink off defeated with your tail between your legs, ready for an endless cycle of help wanted ads and disappointment, we’re here to tell you that answering the question ‘describe yourself’ isn’t the end of the world. All it takes is a bit of prep work before you get to the interview. Let’s start by first breaking down exactly why hiring managers ask this question. Why Is This Question Asked? In many ways, for the same reason they ask the question “Tell me about yourself.” No, it’s not to make you uncomfortable, and it’s certainly not an opportunity for you to sit back and treat them like a therapy session and go into deep detail about how your early childhood turned you into the person you are today. Interviewers ask this question because they are looking for two key pieces of information; they want to honestly know how you perceive yourself and exactly how well you’ll fit into the company if you’re hired. How To Answer “How Would You Describe Yourself” Going back to our earlier comparison to the question “Tell me about yourself,” it might feel as though you should be able to answer both questions with a somewhat similar answer, but be warned…that’s not really the case! While there is some overlap, they require you to focus on different things in your answers. When you answer “Tell me about yourself,” you’re highlighting the key professional strengths and skills that you have that bring value to the company…what you can do. Those answers are typically longer and include concrete evidence and examples of you applying those skills to past experiences. When you answer “How would you describe yourself,” you’re telling the hiring manager about your qualities (also called characteristics) and how they meshes with the skills you bring by using focused and tailored adjectives…why you do what you do. These are shorter answers that really don’t warrant additional follow up unless specifically requested by the hiring manager. Confused? Hmm, maybe a little word game will bring it all into focus and show you how to describe yourself. Start by first really taking a good hard look at yourself and thinking of a list of adjectives or words you would use to describe yourself. Remember, we’re looking for qualities and characteristics. Keep it simple…really simple. Can you describe yourself in three words? What are you? I am reliable. I am driven. I am flexible. Let’s get even more simple. Can you describe yourself in one word? Passionate. Curious. Driven. Now ask your friends and family the same question. Using just a few words, have them describe your best qualities and/or characteristics. They see you as thorough. They see you as organized. They see you as reliable. They see you as responsible. Once you have those two lists, go back to the job you’re applying for and really read it again. Try to find two or three words that best describe that position. What qualities or characteristics would an applicant need in order to be considered the Perfect Candidate? Now go through and see how you can exemplify these qualities and characteristics. Finally, determine exactly how all those things relate specifically to the position you’re applying to. Once you have all that information, you should be able to answer the question easily. Start with your quality/characteristic from the list of words to describe yourself and then finish off with a specific, tailored example. Keep your answer short and sweet. (Again, this isn’t your life story.) Now before we get into how to properly answer this confusing question, let’s hit on the ways NOT to answer it. 5 Mistakes to Avoid When Answering This Interview Question   1. While we do want a long list of adjectives that properly describe the qualities and characteristics you bring to the position, an interviewer doesn’t just want you to just fire off a random string of adjectives as though this were a grown-up version of “fill in the blanks” or “Hiring Manager Mad Libs.” Make sure you list a quality or characteristic adjective, and then back it up with a tailored answer that exactly demonstrates how that adjective makes you invaluable to your potential employer.   2. Speaking of adjectives, let’s not venture too far off the “I’d love to have a job when this interview is over” path and make sure your adjectives actually relate to the job you’re applying to. Save adjectives like “dashing,” “devastatingly handsome,” “hilarious” and “suave” for your online dating profile.   3. You also want to make sure that the words you’re using are words you’d actually use about yourself. While it might sound good to use words like “intelligent,” “visionary” and “talented,” those are words that can rankle a recruiter because rather than being reflective, they can come off as cocky and sound as though you’re bragging.   4. Keep in mind that other red flag words and adjectives to describe yourself that you want to avoid include “obsessive (scary)”, “goal-oriented (generic)” and “likeable (nobody is 100% likeable and the more you say that, the more people aren’t going to like you).   5. Finally… back it up! You can’t simply list off a string of adjectives that describe yourself without having concrete examples of you demonstrating that quality. Use examples from your past that prove that you are that person (beyond a shadow of a doubt). Describing Yourself: 4 Different Example Answers Now let’s circle back to how you should answer this question, starting with a quick wham-bam walkthrough just to warm you up. We’ll start by pretending you’re interviewing for a job as an assembly line worker for a candy company and that the job description states your responsibility will be to quickly fill different sized custom candy boxes with chocolates (sound familiar?). By reading the job description, you know that the position is high-speed and that you’ll be required to quickly assess each candy box as it comes towards you to figure out exactly how to fill it. Odds are that company wants an employee who can adapt quickly to a wide variety of different scenarios. Now let’s go through your list of qualities and characteristics and see if there’s one that would apply to this job description. “I’m flexible.” Very good. There’s your perfect quality/characteristic. Now let’s focus on your targeted example. “I’m comfortable adjusting to any situation and don’t get flustered easily when faced with unexpected challenges. I proved this during my tenure at Hershey’s when we had a power outage on Christmas delivery day but every last bar of chocolate still left the factory.” Boom. Mic drop. Walk away, you just won the day… With that single word and simple sentence, you let the hiring manager immediately know that you’re the right person for the job. Fun, right? Let’s do a few more! We’ll start with a brief job description, a quick analysis of the desired qualities/characteristics, and then our perfect tailored answer. And don’t be worried if you have more than one adjective that describes a desirable characteristic. Just don’t go overboard. Ready? Let’s go. Entry level – Machine Operator Job description: Construction company looking to hire a machine operator. Must be willing to work long hours and have a good work ethic. Analysis of desired qualities/characteristics: This company needs someone who is going to be reliable and can work hard for extended periods of time. Tailored answer: “I’m dependable and detail-oriented. I take my job seriously and once assigned a task, will see it through to completion. At my last job we lost a worker to injury and did not have the budget to hire a replacement, so I volunteered to pick up the slack, often working long hours into the night. We didn't miss a beat.” This person is perfect for the job! They’re as steady as a rock, dedicated to the task they’re assigned, and have just let the hiring manager know that they’re someone they can rely on. Management level – Engineering Project Manager Job description: Engineering firm seeking a highly qualified and motivated individual with a minimum of 5 years experience coordinating and leading large and diverse teams. Analysis of desired qualities/characteristics: This company desperately needs someone who is ready to tackle a huge pile of responsibilities and wear multiple hats. Tailored answer: “I’m organized. I really enjoy working with a wide variety of people to achieve a common goal efficiently and realistically. For the last five years, I managed a team of seven engineers as we worked on four projects simultaneously. Each project fulfilled its responsibilities ahead of schedule.” Nicely said! You just let the hiring manger know that you’re not only comfortable working with groups of individuals, but that you know what it takes to bring those individuals together. Executive Level – Medical Director Job description: The Medical Director will provide a full scope of medical services to patients in support of the operations of the health organization. Analysis of desired qualities/characteristics: This company needs someone with an extensive background in this industry and knowledge who is ready to hit the ground running. Tailored answer: “I’m experienced and detail-oriented. I’ve spent the past 15 years learning the ins and outs of this industry and know exactly what I need to do to provide the highest level of medical supervision and overall coordination of all components required for the smooth operation of any medical facility.” Can you say corner office, company car and annual bonus?!? Wow! Putting It All Together Now that we’ve covered some example answers, go ahead and play around with your own qualities and characteristics adjectives and see how well they relate to the job you’re interviewing for. Remember, your goal for any interview is to demonstrate to the hiring manager that you’re the right person for the position. By doing a little homework before you get to the interview you’re also demonstrating that you’re motivated, prepared, and capable…all qualities any hiring manager would appreciate in a candidate. In a word…you’re perfect! Good luck! Please be kind and rate this post The post How To Answer How Would You Describe Yourself (Answers Included) appeared first on TheInterviewGuys.com.

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  • Top 15 Nursing Interview Questions (Sample Answers Included)Top 15 Nursing Interview Questions (Sample Answers Included)

    By Mike Simpson Being a nurse takes a special kind of person. Oftentimes, you’re seeing people in the middle of what can easily be the worst day of their lives. You need patience, resilience, a sense of humor, attention to detail, and a thick skin. Of course, it can also be one of the most rewarding careers, full of excitement and drama and the kind of rush you can only get when you’re helping others. Becoming a nurse is truly a calling for the right person, but sometimes getting that first job can seem like the hardest part of the entire process, starting with those nail-biting nursing interview questions. Luckily, we’re here to help! We’ll go over exactly what types of questions nurses can expect to be asked in an interview. We’ll give you some pro-tips on how to answer those questions including how to tailor. Finally, we’ll give you the ten most common nursing interview questions you are most likely to encounter along with how to best answer them. Sounds easy, right? So, let’s get started! Types of Interview Questions For Nurses First off, let’s discuss the different types of interview questions for nurses. Being a nurse is a unique position, and the questions you’ll be asked in your interview are just as unique. Yes, it’s true, you’re going to inevitably end up being asked some of the same questions you’d come across in any other job interview situation like “Tell me about yourself” and “What is your greatest strength/weakness?” but you’re also going to get asked some very specific nursing questions, and knowing how to properly answer those is going to help set you apart. Let’s start with what makes nursing so unique in the job world. Unlike most other careers and industries where your interactions with the public would be more along the lines of a “client” or “customer,” your interaction with the public is as a caregiver to a patient. That requires a set of finely honed and carefully crafted interpersonal skills. As a result, a lot of your interview questions will revolve around patient care and satisfaction and how you meet their unique needs in incredibly varied situations and circumstances. Those questions fall under the category of behavioral questions and are asked so an interviewer can learn quickly and easily how you’d react to different situations based on your past experiences and behavior. They’ll also tell an interviewer how you’ll handle working on a team and with other medical professionals including doctors and technicians as well as relatives and friends of patients. Be prepared to answer questions about why you chose nursing and what it is about the career that interests you. You’ll also be asked questions about how you work in a team as well as your ability to self-motivate and work alone. You should also prep for questions about how you handle a crisis or how you deal with stress. Feeling a little feverish with all these potential nursing interview questions and answers? Don’t worry! All it takes is a little prep beforehand. Pro Tips For Answering Nurse Interview Questions The first thing you need to do when preparing for an interview is to go over the job description with a fine-toothed comb. Make a list of everything the employer is looking for in their Perfect Candidate. Now, sit down and look back over all your experiences and see exactly how you’ve met all those requirements before. It doesn’t matter if the experiences you have aren’t 100% related to the job description you’re applying to. Basically, what you want to do is give your potential future employer tailored examples of how you’ve handled situations in the past so they can extrapolate how you’d most likely react in future situations…and in some cases, examples outside of work show how you’re adept at thinking on your feet and handling yourself beyond just your job. Just make sure that no matter what, you’re answering their questions with personal examples that highlight your skills and abilities. MIKE'S TIP: Does this style of answering questions sound familiar? It should if you’re a reader of our blog. We’re essentially covering the STAR Method. Start with a description of your example, explain the situation that you found yourself in, and then describe exactly how you responded to that situation using your skills and knowledge. While you’re doing your prep and looking over the job description, it’s a good idea to also do a little research into where you’re applying. Having specifics on their techniques or their way of doing things and relating that to how you do things will not only show them you’re already in tune with their style, but it will also help to reinforce the idea that you’re the Perfect Candidate! It’s also an opportunity to familiarize yourself with who you might be working with and for, and that can help you immensely if you find yourself invited to a panel interview. In most situations, being a nurse means working on a team and as a result, your interview might consist of members of that potential future team. Be prepared to meet with the hiring manager, other nurses, doctors, technicians and members of the hospital administrative staff and try to know a little about each person before you go in (just don’t make it creepy.) Now that we’ve covered some basic tips, let’s take a look at 10 of the most commonly asked nurse interview questions. Top 15 Commonly Asked Nursing Interview Questions 1. “Why did you decide on a career as a nurse?” While this isn’t exactly a behavioral question, it’s still one you need to be prepared to answer ahead of time. Because this is such a hands-on, specialized field, employers need to know what it is that makes you want to be a part of it. Don’t be afraid to get a little personal with your answer…just don’t go overboard! Example answer: I come from a long line of nurses. Both my grandmother and my mother are nurses. Growing up in that environment and seeing how much they love what they do every day is both inspiring and motivating. I love the challenges and thinking outside the box to come up with solutions keeps me excited and engaged. I’m proud to continue the tradition of nursing in my family. Above all, knowing that I’m truly making a difference in people’s lives is what truly makes it all worthwhile. 2. “What do you find rewarding about this job?” There are lots of rewards that come with a good job; the paycheck, proximity to where you live, the retirement benefits…but remember, when you’re in an interview, it’s not actually about you…it’s about them and satisfying their need, which is finding the Perfect Candidate (hint, it’s you!). Example answer: I truly love helping people, and when those people are children, there’s no better feeling in the world. I remember having one little boy as a patient who had a long-term issue resulting in the loss of one of his legs. During the course of his treatments we discovered we had a mutual love for robot movies. I stayed with him all through his amputation surgery, and when he was fitted with his prosthetic, I was there to cheer him on. We celebrated his first step with his new leg by throwing a robot movie marathon in the common room. His dad pulled me aside that afternoon and told me how grateful the whole family was for all our help and support. It wasn’t an easy time for that boy or for his family, but knowing that it was a little easier because I was there and had made a genuine personal connection with them all was humbling and inspiring. 3. How you deal with someone who isn’t satisfied with your patient care? Here is a great example of a behavioral question. The interviewer is asking you for a concrete example of how you handle a situation. Remember, as we discussed above, give your interviewer an example from your past and how you dealt with a situation, so they can get a feel for how you would behave in a similar situation in the future. Example answer: Nobody likes not feeling well, and it’s easy to have those feeling manifest as frustration and anger. While I constantly strive to do everything I can for a patient, there are times when even that isn’t good enough and someone takes issue with my care. I had a situation like that once with a patient who complained to my supervisor about me, telling them I was denying them specific care for an issue. The first thing I have to do in that situation is to step back and really assess what’s going on. Are they upset because of something I’m doing or not doing? Is it something I can correct or should correct? I spoke with my supervisor and told her that I was following strict doctor’s orders. We spoke with the attending physician about the situation and she agreed to come with me to speak to the patient. It turns out that the patient had misunderstood something the doctor had told her, leading her to assume I was neglecting a step in her care process. Once the confusion was cleared up, we were able to work with the patient to come up with a satisfactory solution. I work hard to ensure that I answer patient’s questions and when I can’t, I try to find the people who can. Sometimes, even with all that, you find people who aren’t happy with what you’re doing. In those situations, I do my best to accommodate them without compromising their care. If it’s a situation where I really can’t fix the problem, then I work with the other nurses and doctors on my team to find an alternative solution. 4. “Tell me what you feel your greatest skill as a nurse is.” This is your opportunity to really showcase what it is that makes you unique from all the other applicants! Really think about this ahead of time and come up with solid examples that highlight this skill. Example answer: I’m very proud of my ability to really listen to what a patient is telling me. Nothing frustrates them more than feeling as though they’re not being heard. Having spent the past five years in the medical field working directly with patients has shown me just how far actively listening can go in helping make someone comfortable. My most recent position included working with patient directly in admissions which meant I was often the first face they’d see when they came in and the last on their way out as well as everything in-between. In that time, I learned that addressing their concerns and making sure they felt we were genuinely listening to them was just as important as receiving quality care. As a result, I helped to establish a patient advocacy program to help teach other nurses those same listening skills. 5. “How do you handle the stress of the job?” Let’s be honest, nursing can be incredibly high stress. An employer needs to know how you handle that stress and whether or not you work well under pressure. Example answer: I find the best way to handle the stress of the job is through meticulous organization and attention to detail. By making lists and prioritizing what needs to get done throughout my day, I find that tasks which might seem overwhelming all at once are much more manageable. This also makes it possible for me to stay calm and remain focused on what needs to get done when unexpected situations arise. 6. “Are you comfortable working with other doctors and nurses?” As a nurse who has to interact with a wide variety of individuals in the medical field including doctors, technicians, other nurses, and the friends and families of your patients just to name a few, your first answer had better be yes. Of course, what you say after that is what is going to make or break you in your interview. Example answer: I find I work well under a variety of conditions and circumstances and I take pride in my flexibility. I really enjoy working in a team because I often find that different viewpoints can help me find solutions to a problem I might not think of on my own. I also enjoy self-motivating and am equally comfortable working alone 7. “What do you find is the hardest part about being a nurse?” This is a trick question. No, the hiring manager isn’t actually asking you to tell him how much you hate the early morning shifts because you’re just not a morning person and you hate getting up before the sun does. Remember, they’re there to find a person to fill a job position, they’re not your therapist. Example Answer: I think the hardest thing I’ve had to deal with is feeling helpless. While it’s my job to provide as much care and comfort as medically possible, there are times when you just can’t do more. Seeing someone in pain or feeling miserable and knowing there’s nothing you can do to help is the most difficult thing I deal with. I am a nurse because I genuinely care about people and want to help, and when I can’t, that’s hard. 8. “Why are you the best nursing candidate for this position?” Oh man, this question is actually the best question you could hope to be asked. Why? Because this is your opportunity to really sell the hiring manager on why you’re the Perfect Candidate without actually saying those words (no, really, don’t say those words…) Example answer: I’ve been working as a Registered Nurse for the past eight years and loved every day of it. This is more than a job, it’s a passion, and I’ve used that passion to drive me forward. I make sure to stay abreast on all the current advancements in my field, am continuing to further my education, and am constantly striving to make sure that I stay on top of emerging trends and technology. I enjoy the challenges that come with this job and take every opportunity to learn and grow. Wow. This person truly is the perfect candidate! They’re driven, passionate, open to new things, and not content to simply come in and punch the clock. This is who you want to be because this is who employers want to hire! 9.“Tell me about yourself.” While we at the Interview Guys already go over this question in depth on our blog in another post, it’s such an important question to answer properly that we’re going to go over it here as well. Remember that they’re not asking you for your life story. An interviewer is asking you this question to find out from you what you think is important and how well that matches up with what they’re looking for. Remember that list of qualifications and qualities you made earlier when going over the job posting? Now’s a time to work a few in. Example answer: I’m a motivated self-starter who really enjoys the hands-on and human aspect of our industry. To me, there’s nothing more satisfying than helping people out when they need it the most. Having spent the past five years in the medical field working directly with patients has shown me just how far actively listening to a patient can go in helping make someone comfortable. My most recent position included working with patient directly in admissions which meant I was often the first face they’d see when they came in and the last on their way out as well as everything in-between. In that time, I learned that addressing their concerns and making sure they felt their voices were being heard was just as important to them as receiving quality care. As a result, I helped to establish a patient advocacy program to help teach other nurses those same skills. This answer focuses directly on your strengths and how those strengths directly impact your role within the organization in a positive light. 10. “Why are you leaving your current position?” This question is a potential land-mine. Do NOT use it as an opportunity to badmouth your current or former position. Future employers don’t need to know you hate where you worked or that your old boss was a tyrant. Rather, focus on the positive aspects and how you’re leveraging those in your new job. Example answer: While my last job was an opportunity for me to learn and grow at a comfortable pace in a smaller clinical environment, I’m looking for new challenges and opportunities to continue to expand my knowledge in a larger, hospital based environment. I am eager to try new things and learn skill-sets that come from working in a faster paced environment like this one here. This answer is good because you’re not saying anything negative about your past job and stressing that you’re eager to learn and take on more responsibilities. For a more in-depth article on how to generally answer this interview question, check out our article 10 Good Reasons For Leaving a Job. 11. “Why do you want to work here?” Don’t say the money. We all know it’s the money, but please, don’t say it. Employers aren’t stupid. They know that paycheck is a big part of why you’re applying, but don’t be that guy. Talk about your career goals and your vision for your future in your industry and how those directly relate to what you will be doing if hired. Example answer: I’m fascinated by the new and emerging technology involved in ongoing patient care, especially in the field of pediatrics. Your hospital has been ranked in the top five hospitals in the nation for the past seven years running in new innovations and I’m excited by the possibility of being a part of that and learning from your experts. Nicely said! You’re both complimenting your potential employer while also stating that you’re open to continuous learning and growth. For a more in-depth article on how to generally answer this interview question, check out our article Why Do You Want to Work Here?. 12. “Would you say you’re a team player?” As a nurse who has to interact with a wide variety of individuals in the medical field including doctors, technicians, other nurses, and the friends and families of your patients just to name a few, your first answer had better be yes. Of course, what you say after that is what is going to make or break you in your interview. Example answer: I find I work well under a variety of conditions and circumstances and I take pride in my flexibility. I really enjoy working in a team because I often find that different viewpoints can help me find solutions to a problem I might not think of on my own. I also enjoy self-motivating and am equally comfortable working alone. This is a good answer because it covers the fact that you’re a team player but also lets the employer know if there’s ever a time where you’re going to have to be on your own, you can handle it. 13. “Describe a time you had to deal with a difficult patient and how you handled that.” Tough patients are going to be a regular part of your daily routine, and no employer wants to hire a nurse who is going to be unable to handle these types of characters. Example answer: Working with elderly patients always presents unique challenges as you’re dealing with people who are used to being independent and who are now totally reliant on strangers. I remember one gentleman who had a reputation for being extremely difficult. He was angry and argumentative and would often fight with the other nurses over things as little as the temperature of his room. I admit, I wasn’t excited when I found I was going to be working with him, so to prepare, I looked over his charts. I discovered that his wife had died a number of years ago and that he had no friends or family in the area and hadn’t had a visitor in ages. Rather than treating him just as a patient, I did my best to connect with him as a human. I would talk to him, not just at him. It took a little, but eventually he came around and ended up being one of my favorite people to visit with every day. This shows a potential employer that you’re comfortable tackling tough situations and that you take pride in working through problems others have given up on. 14. “Why should we hire you?” Oh man, this question is actually the best question you could hope to be asked. Why? Because this is your opportunity to really sell the hiring manager on why you’re the Perfect Candidate without actually saying those words (no, really, don’t say those words…) Example answer: I’ve been working as a Registered Nurse for the past eight years and loved every day of it. This is more than a job, it’s a passion, and I’ve used that passion to drive me forward. I make sure to stay abreast on all the current advancements in my field, am continuing to further my education, and am constantly striving to make sure that I stay on top of emerging trends and technology. I enjoy the challenges that come with this job and take every opportunity to learn and grow. Wow. This person truly is the perfect candidate! They’re driven, passionate, open to new things, and not content to simply come in and punch the clock. This is who you want to be because this is who employers want to hire! For a more in-depth article on how to generally answer this interview question, check out our article Why Should We Hire You? 15. “Do you have any questions for us?” Yes. Yes you do. And you thought about those questions before you came in. In fact, you thought about those questions so carefully that you wrote them down and now you’ve got them on a piece of paper so you can ask the hiring manger one or two well thought out, intelligent questions. You could ask about length of new hire orientation and what you’d be doing exactly if you were hire. You might ask about the nurse to patient ratio or how a typical day is structured. Regardless of what you ask, it’s important that you do ask. The point is (and we go much further into depth here in our article covering questions to ask your interviewer) by not asking questions, you’ll appear uninterested and unmotivated, and we know that’s not possible! Putting It All Together Now that we’ve gone over the types of questions you might be asked, given you a few nursing interview tips, brushed up on some practice questions and some sample answers, and gotten you thinking about your own questions, I think it’s safe to say you’ve got the perfect prescription for nailing that interview. (Groan!) Good luck! Please be kind and rate this post The post Top 15 Nursing Interview Questions (Sample Answers Included) appeared first on TheInterviewGuys.com.

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  • Develop Your Personal Leadership StyleDevelop Your Personal Leadership Style

    Develop your leaders and promote your company Successful companies and headhunters are looking for top-class leadership personalities. Personal leadership style is therefore a decisive quality which you can deliberately direct and optimize throughout your career. Successful senior managers undergo a continuous process of change. Whoever stands still and does not develop could miss interesting career... The post Develop Your Personal Leadership Style appeared first on Experteer Magazine.

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  • Truck Driving Jobs With Training | Basic TipsTruck Driving Jobs With Training | Basic Tips

    Drivers all over the country come to the profession a little differently. Some people have grown up around trucks their whole lives, while others may be looking for a new career. Whether you’re looking to get your Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or are still trying to get a handle on trucking, finding truck driving jobs with training is something that requires some planning and specific considerations. Whatever your current situation, we’ll provide some tips on company training programs and other types of driver education courses! As many professionals will probably tell you, finding truck driving jobs with training can make a massive difference in the beginning of one’s career. And while it’s easy to jump at the first opportunity that boasts flashy benefits, you’ll want to know that your training will carry you to even greater positions over time. Whether you’re looking to work for a large company or eventually become an owner-operator, choosing the right program is key to your success. Basic Tips for Truck Driving Jobs With Training Consider the Program’s Length Something that many new drivers consider is the overall length of a driving program. Even though shorter courses may seem very appealing to someone just looking to start making a salary, it’s not always the most advantageous route. Shortened or accelerated training programs may lack the right amount of time drivers should spend getting practice behind the wheel — ultimately generating safety hazards as a result of less practice and experience. When you start your career, you’ll want to have the confidence that employers can trust your skills. This will serve to build a solid foundation for the rest of your career and keep your driving record in tip-top shape! At the same time, driving programs that are excessively lengthy can have their own range of drawbacks. Besides using more of your time and resources to complete them, longer CDL courses may actually cause drivers to forget material covered at the start of a course. Things that require muscle memory such as shifting and responding to road conditions and hazards may be diminished without the right balance of book-learning and actual driving experience. Think About When / Where You’ll Be Driving Although it’s obvious once you’re working as a commercial driver, those who seek truck driving jobs with training in areas which they won’t actually be working can have some negative effects. Getting your training in Arizona won’t exactly translate to driving in mountainous upstate New York and vice versa. Differences in terrain can be great ways to gain first-hand experience, although it can also be a risk for new drivers and the companies providing their training. Additionally, finding truck driving jobs with training in the summer months can have an effect on your comfortability driving in winter conditions. Sure, you’ll have to encounter each type of terrain and weather at some point in your career, but it’s important to be aware of this when you’re searching for training in the first place. Consider the Cost of Training It may be cliche, but it stays true even when dealing with finding a training program for you — “you get what you pay for.” In many cases, the amount of money you’re willing to shell out to get started in your trucking career is a basic way to tell the quality of the training and experience you’ll receive. Whether you’re seeking truck driving jobs with training included or just a standalone program, always be sure to compare the resources and basic features made available with the overall cost. If a program seems to offer only the standard training but is considerably more expensive, consider the standing of the program and how many of their students actually get solid jobs following their education. When it comes to company training, you will often have the ability to work off the cost of your training with the added benefit of guaranteed employment. This is often the most appealing route for many drivers since it serves as a way for people to get a sense of the company’s culture and current needs. As long as you finish your training, you’ll be on the fast track to making a great salary with a manageable way to pay off your debt! Check out all of our student commercial driving jobs and apply today to really get your career on the road to success! The post Truck Driving Jobs With Training | Basic Tips appeared first on AllTruckJobs.com.

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  • Professional Reference Letters 101 (Sample Template Included)Professional Reference Letters 101 (Sample Template Included)

    By Mike Simpson Part and parcel of membership in the not-so-elite squad of Traditional Human Employment – to make it fun let’s call them the The Job Seeking Squad – are professional references. A reference is how your hopefully soon-to-be employer can assess your experience and ranking in the The Job Seeking Squad. How long have you been Squad-approved? When were you initiated? Were you an elite member of this not-so-elite pool of the The Job Seeking Squad participants? Your professional reference should answer these questions. A high ranking can easily outshine a shorter length of service. It is nearly impossible, however, to recover from a low ranking. Best throw those references out of play before they mark you a truancy or redundancy. The Job Seeking Squad does not appreciate truancy or redundancy, and neither will your soon-to-be employer. What is a Professional Reference? A professional reference is an invitation for your prospective employer to get in touch with a former employer or, in some cases, a physical letter of reference (or letter of recommendation). Either way, this correspondence is meant to provide proof of your length of service, terms of enrollment, and ranking in the The Job Seeking Squad. Where a character reference is given by someone who knows you personally and shows evidence of your strength of character and soft skills, a professional reference, by definition, involves someone who knows you professionally. Though they may touch on your character and soft skills in their reference, hard skills and work ethic are more likely to come into play. This is often the final step of your employment journey – once your references are cleared the employer will make a decision on your candidacy. Sometimes you will be the only applicant to be asked for professional references. In this case the offer is in the bag, as long as nothing worrying comes up when they contact your reference. Other times, an employer may have several candidates of interest. Though you aren’t given an actual score or grade by your reference, many employers will shape the often qualitative and subjective information provided by your reference into a ranking that sizes you up against other applicants. Just as in providing a character reference, in many cases you can pick and choose your professional references. Choose wisely as your The Job Seeking Squad score and rank for the position at hand depends entirely on the person providing the reference. How To Choose Who To Ask For A Professional Reference The person to draft your letter is the employer or employers who believe that dandelions spring from the ground with every step you take. They should envision a halo around your head, just barely visible to their well-trained eye! You, they know, can turn water to wine… Of course…most of us don’t have this type of person just sitting around waiting in the wings to write them a reference. If you do, you should perhaps consider a proposal of marriage in addition to your request for a letter of reference (no… not really). For the rest of us, choose the person who most closely resembles this ideal. In many cases, it will be the employer you like best. It is a well-known fact that people like people who like them. Don’t choose the stuffy employer who always seemed to be looking down his nose at you. Choose the guy who became a friend and mentor. Choose the guy you liked to see at work every day. They probably liked seeing you, too. This is the person to write your professional reference. What To Do When A Prospective Employer Asks For A Professional Reference (Step By Step) Here are the steps that you should follow when asked to provide a professional reference: Choose your preferred reference giver (see above) Contact your preferred reference giver by phone, if possible, to ask if you can provide their information to a potential employer as a reference or ask for a written reference if one is required. If they agree, explain the role and your more relevant qualifications. Also confirm the best method of contacting them. If a written reference is requested, make sure they know where to send it. Send an email to your reference, reiterating what you discussed on the phone. Also provide a link to the job description for their review. Contact the employer that requested the reference in whatever way you have been communicating with them thus far to provide the name of your reference, their contact information and their relationship to you. Mistakes To Avoid When Choosing And Providing Professional References As with nearly all job interview-related topics, there are a mine-field of mistakes that you need to navigate to ensure that you end up walking away with the job offer you so desperately want: 1) Don’t Choose A Buddy Unless They Actually Worked With You Though we all intend to perform feats of awesomeness at our places of employment and earn stunning The Job Seeker Squad rankings, sometimes this isn’t accomplished. In these situations, it is tempting to choose a friend as your professional reference. If you are certain that every employer you have ever had will provide a poor reference, you may be able to squeeze by on a professional reference from a colleague. Under no circumstances, however, should you provide the contact information of someone who has not worked with you. This simply sends too many red flags to a potential employer. 2) Don’t Provide A Reference Without First Confirming The Availability Of Your Chosen Reference There are two problems with this. The first is that your chosen reference may simply not be available. If they are on a two-month sabbatical, hiking the Appalachian trail, or searching for arctic mermaids in Antarctica, it is going to hold up your offer of employment. Second, it is unprofessional to provide the contact information to a reference without first getting permission. You don’t want the first thought running through a reference’s mind to be, why the heck is this person calling me? They will be unprepared and likely a little annoyed. An annoyed, unprepared reference is not what we’re going for. Tips For Cultivating A Professional Reference List How do you generate cheerleaders who will convince potential employers that your The Job Seeker Squad track record makes you worthy of any position? You have to actually be worthy. All the small things that make someone an exemplary employee will also serve to generate exemplary references. Always be on time. Be communicative. Go above and beyond, both in your assigned responsibility and in those not assigned to you where your help will generate value. Be a giver, not a taker. If you are a superstar, your references will say so. Don’t worry if you haven’t excelled in every position. Decide today to start excelling now and you will have an amazing professional reference in no time. What To Do If Someone Asks You To Be Their Professional Reference (Step By Step) This portion of the lesson is not for the Job Seekers, but for those lucky enough to be approached by a job seeker to provide a professional reference. If you want to ensure you’re giving your colleague the best chance at securing a job offer, follow these steps to give an award-winning professional reference: Find out exactly what position they are hoping to attain. Assess whether you can honestly and positively refer them for the position. If you do feel that this person would be a good fit, agree to act as a reference and provide a good contact number and email where their potential employer to reach you. Make a mental list of the reasons said person would excel in the new position. What attributes do they possess that make them an idea candidate? Ask them if there is anything they’d like to see highlighted. It is kind to let a candidate know once their potential employer has been in touch and you have provided their reference. If you have been requested to provide a written reference, include the dates the employee worked for you, a brief description of their responsibilities an overview of their relevant skills, and your contact information. Don’t forget to actually recommend the employee. Keep it short, positive, and specific. Sample Reference Letter Dear Mr. Barnum: Jessica has been an exceptional asset to the Circus of Fire during her tenure here from January 2010 through January 2017. Her responsibilities at the circus included caring for our exotic animals, performing with various fire-based apparatus, and entertaining circus-goers of all ages. She is also quite adept at tight-rope walking. Her positive attitude and stage presence make her an ideal circus employee. Children and parents alike regularly come back to the show a second or even third time just to see her. She is that good. I highly recommend her for your open position as an Advanced Circus Performer. She won’t let you down. Feel free to contact me at 234-567-8901 if you need any additional information. Sincerely, Mr. Bailey Putting It All Together Cultivating professional references is a life-long process for any and every member of the Job Seeker Squad. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be hard. Find the job that is right for you and go above and beyond what is expected. If you’re in the right job, this won’t be a burden. Stellar references will be a happy byproduct and your elite-status will be secured. The tough part is actually finding the right job, the right manager, the right set of circumstances that will allow you to excel. Let us leave you with one last word of advice. MIKE'S TIP: Your potential employer is asking you for a reference because they want to make sure you will excel in the position. Your reference is only half the answer. In order to excel you need to be with the right company and under the right manager. Nothing kills motivation and productivity faster than the wrong job. Conduct your own reference check. Ask if you can speak to current employees about the work culture and management style of your supervisor. A little work now can prevent an employment fiasco later. Now go forth, with your reference letter wisdom, and slay the job market with your knowledge! Please be kind and rate this post   The post Professional Reference Letters 101 (Sample Template Included) appeared first on TheInterviewGuys.com.

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  • Truck Driver Salary: Optimize Your EarningsTruck Driver Salary: Optimize Your Earnings

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  • Infographic: The French Labour Market – October 2017Infographic: The French Labour Market – October 2017

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    By Mike Simpson It is senior year and the time has come. The quad that seemed so welcoming and full of promise four years ago is now populated with children. “Was I really that young a mere four years ago?” You were. The beer has been drunk, the parties have become monotonous and dull, and you are sick and tired of living in a group house. It is time to put all you have learned to use and find your first full-time, fully-paid, benefit-giving position in the workforce. It is time to write a college resume! You take to your fiery friend Google for a glimpse of what steps to take next. The first resume template sends chills through your fingers and makes you curl your toes. The second solidifies your fears. You are woefully unprepared for employment. Just as you have to have money to make money, you need to have a job to get a job. If you have worked through college, either in paid positions or as an intern, you are in a pretty good position to enter the labor market. 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Schoolwork As a recent college graduate, you can convincingly argue that school has been your full-time job. If you have excelled scholastically, be sure to highlight your achievements. Include grade point average, any honors received, and particularly difficult classes that are relevant to your chosen career field. If you majored in a relevant field that includes bench work or specific skills, list these skills. Extracurricular Activities Aside from school, how have you spent your time in college? You probably don’t want to mention your ability to do a thirty-second keg stand or trick of brushing your teeth in the shower to make it to class five minutes after rolling out of bed. What you do want to highlight is any leadership you’ve taken on. Have you helped to organize events? Have you participated in student council? Have you taken on a leadership role at any of your school’s clubs? Community Service If you have engaged in any community service, even if it was a one-time deal, mention it on your resume. Running a marathon for breast cancer may not be as impressive as starting a Habitat for Humanity chapter at your school, but something is better than nothing. If you did considerable community service, go into more detail, allowing this section to take up a larger portion of your resume. Internships If you have had one or more internships, these count as work experience. Though you will still want to bolster your resume with some of the features above, your final document will resemble that of a new worker, not a student with no experience. You may also be able to leverage your work as an intern to help you find an entry-level position. MIKE'S TIP: Your resume will be one of many. Find some way to make it stand out! Many people include a skills and hobby section at the very end of their resume. This is a great place to let your unique personality shine through. Are you a black belt in karate, involved in a skydiving club or excellent at juggling? Sneak in a fun fact. Tips For Writing A Winning College Resume Since you generally won’t have a ton of experience to highlight on your resume, you have to make sure that you are nailing everything else. With that said, here are some tips you can follow to ensure your college resume is up to snuff: 1. Keep It Clean And Short As a new college graduate, your resume should not be longer than one page. Some employment experts stick to this rule independent of a job seekers time on the workforce. It is also important that that your resume be formatted in a way that is simple and easy to read. Keep the font large, use text formatting to draw the reader’s eye to the highlights, and allow for significant space between sections and activities. This will have the added bonus of making your resume seem a little fuller if you have little to include. 2. Proofread, Proofread, Proofread We cannot stress this enough. Proofread your resume. Don’t trust spellcheck. Don’t even trust yourself. Never send a resume out until it has been proofread by yourself more than once and also sent to someone else to read. It can be a friend, your mom, or even your sister. Fresh eyes are key. MIKE'S TIP #2: After writing your resume, save it and wait a couple days before coming back to proofread. Often we read what we think we have written when proofreading right away. Looking at your resume with fresh eyes will help you to spot any small problems in spelling or punctuation. 3. Keep It Consistent If you truncate months to three letters (i.e. January becomes “Jan.”), make sure you have truncated all the months in this way. If you are using bold for the activity title, and then listing place and date in italics below, be sure that this is how your entries are formatted every time. Consistency shows attention to detail, which is important in nearly every employment opportunity. 4. Be Specific Be sure to include the dates that you were involved in each activity and provide an overview of the tasks and time you spent performing each task. If you tutored, include how many hours you spent tutoring. Hopefully, this will flesh out your activities and show your future employer that you were actively engaged in a variety of activities during school. Mistakes To Avoid When Writing A College Resume As I mentioned above, with little content to go on it becomes crucial that you’ve not made any glaring mistakes when presenting your resume to a hiring manager. These are some of the major mistakes (that we see all the time) that you need to ensure you are avoiding: 1. Don’t Oversell You’re a new college graduate, and that’s okay. Everyone has been there. Someone will give you a chance, but not if your resume reads like you’re the bee’s knees. Acknowledge that you’re new to the workforce and accept that you will need to work your way up. A slice of humble pie never did anyone any harm. 2. False Claims Everyone has that friend who sees you stressed out about your qualifications and says something along the lines of, “What, you didn’t fib at all on your resume? Everybody does. It’s practically expected. It’s not necessarily a lie, just a stretching of the truth.” It shouldn’t need to be said… but… DON’T LIE ON YOUR RESUME. It’s a small world now. Things have a way of coming up down the road. And as I said before, you’re a college grad. The employer knows this. They’re not expecting you to have been a CEO at a Fortune 500 company. 3. Don’t Undersell Even if you wasted a good portion of your college years partying, you have come out the other side wiser, smarter, and with significantly better social skills. Don’t sell yourself short. You do have strengths that employers are looking for and you need to highlight them. If you need to dig deep, then dig. Why should someone hire you? Don’t give up before you’ve given yourself a fighting chance. Send a fight-worthy resume that highlights your strengths. College Resume Sample (Template) Spider D. Man phone     address email   skype Summary Having just graduated with a degree in crime fighting, I am in search of my first job in the superhero industry. My degree included instruction in crime fighting costume design, secret identity security, technology design for crime fighting, and the potential merits of being bitten by spiders. I am hoping to gain a position as a sidekick in preparation for a long career fighting crime. Education University of Crime Fighting                            BA in Crime Fighting: June 2017                                                                          GPA: 3.6 GPA in Major: 3.8 Graduated Magna Cum Laude                       Minor: Crime Technology Design Skills attained include dart throwing, poison gas handling, spider web design, advanced spider web throwing, advanced building-to-building air transportation without a vehicle, and pantomime Extracurricular Activities Crime Fighting Society, President January 2013 – Current Managing a budget of 10,000 USD, used to procure crime fighting tools Recruiting student crime fighters Designing and leading ten crime fighting seminars each year Student Newspaper, Crime Fighting Columnist September 2015 – Current Writing a biweekly column highlighting the newest advances in crime fighting best-practices and technology Community Service Students Against Crime June 2014 – Current Putting It All Together With college resume in hand you are well on your way to landing that first job. Our only other advice is to do something that improves your resume while looking for work. You could work part-time in the service industry, volunteer at a hospital, or intern in your field. It is tough to find work without having done work, and three months of seemingly menial labor will show any employer that you have what it takes to be a productive member of the work force. Luckily for you, we’ve also written a blog post called The 10 Best Jobs For College Students, so make sure you head over here to check it out! Good luck! Please be kind and rate this post The post How To Write a College Resume (Template Included) appeared first on TheInterviewGuys.com.

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  • 10 Essential Phone Interview Questions You Need to be Asking10 Essential Phone Interview Questions You Need to be Asking

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  • Jobs for Felons: Mom of Felon wants son to get JobJobs for Felons: Mom of Felon wants son to get Job

    Jobs for Felons: Mom of Felon wants son to get Job   My son is having a hard time because of a brainless mistake he made five years ago when he was eighteen. He was arrested and convicted of having two Xtacy tablets. That carried a felony conviction and he will have to live with that one felony on his record for the rest of his life.. I always thought that a felony were real crimes like robbery, murder, rape and similar things. But my son has never robbed anyone, never hurt anyone, has never done anything except be a teenager doing the occasional stupid thing. I believe it’s terrible how people, especially young people can be charged with crimes and convicted of felonies. They don’t always consider consequences of what they do. The end result is they will have black marks that they will have to live with their entire lives. I hate to think my son’s future is ruined because he is labeled a felon because of a stupid mistake. At the moment, my son is working with a friend that has a landscaping company, but he wants more opportunity. What can he do? I won’t give up on him and I hope he doesn’t give up on himself. – Annie   Jobs for Felons: Mom of Felon wants son to get Job   Hello Annie, I get so many emails from mothers who want to help their children. There is nothing like a mother’s love. When it seems like everyone has turn their backs, mom is always there. The one bit of advice I give to all ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs is to apply for every job they feel they are qualified to do. Never disqualify yourself from an opportunity. Let someone else do it. Never assume that having a criminal record will keep you from getting hired. There are employers out there who will give a felon a chance. Finding a job for a felon is a numbers game. The more jobs your son applies for the more interviews he will get. The more interviews he gets, the greater chance he will find an employer who will give him that chance. Another bit advice is to always be honest about his past. If he gets a question about his background, he is to answer honestly. He should briefly explain what happened but spend more time talking about what has happened since his legal trouble. He should talk about what he has done to improve himself and how he regrets his stupid mistake and how he has not been in trouble since then. Make sure he has a good resume and nice interview clothes for when the interviews start coming. I encourage everybody seeking jobs to go to their local One-stop Career Center. They will find a long list of services that can help them find work. Job seekers will also find lists of available jobs in their immediate area. There are also counselors who can provide individual assistance. Often the counselors have experience serving people with criminal records and know of employers who may hire them. The counselors can also help in finding opportunities for vocational training that could lead to a new career. You can find you nearest One-stop Career Center here: http://servicelocator.org Are you an ex-offender or felon who has a question about finding a job with a criminal record? I have been helping ex-offenders and felons get jobs for over ten years and I feel I have an understanding of what works. I will be updating this blog often. I will answer specific questions relating to getting a job with a criminal record on this blog so feel free to send me your questions. The right information could help a felon get jobs. You could have your question answered right here. Email your question to: BelievePublications@comcast.net If you are a felon and really serious about getting a job or you want to help someone you care about get a job, check out this link: From Jail to a Job   Jobs for Ex-offenders and Felons: Where can Ex-offenders Find Jobs Jobs for Ex-offenders and Felons: Ten Steps to Getting a Job with a Criminal Record This Book Has Helped Thousands of Felons Get Jobs ! You can get a copy of this book for as little as $5.00 Click Here! Jobs for Felons: Mom of Felon wants son to get Job Companies Hire Felons | Companies That Hire Felons | Companies That Hire Ex-offenders | Employers That Hire Ex-offenders | Employers That Hire Felons | Jobs For Felons | Jobs For Ex-offenders | Jobs That Hire Felons | Places That Hire Felons | Felon Friendly Jobs | Felon Friendly Employers | Jobs for Felons | Jobs For People That Have Felonies | Jobs For People With A Criminal Record  The post Jobs for Felons: Mom of Felon wants son to get Job appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders and Felons - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.

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  • Executive Editor Job at Philadelphia Gay NewsExecutive Editor Job at Philadelphia Gay News

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  • Common Misconceptions About Truck DriversCommon Misconceptions About Truck Drivers

    Being a trucker is far from easy, but if you talked to a lot of non-truck drivers, you would assume it’s as simple as driving from point A to Point B. Who cares about the weather right? Those massive trucks should be able to run through mountains. Sadly, there are a lot of common misconceptions about truck drivers that many fail to realize. One trip in the cab could change most people’s mind, but oftentimes a simple explanation can do the trick. Truckers are constantly bombarded with inquiries about their line of work, and some of the things these “4-wheelers” say are hysterical. For the sake of us all, let’s debunk some of the most common misconceptions about truck drivers. Common Misconceptions About Truck Drivers Trucking Isn’t Physically or Mentally Demanding Many assume that the toughest thing about trucking is finding the best possible cushion to sit on while on the road. However, trucking is actually a very demanding job both physically and mentally. While some drivers may load and unload their own rig, most think the rest of the time driving involves merely sitting on a cushioned seat in an air-conditioned cab. However, even the most modern and hi-tech truck won’t steer itself, and maintaining control of such a mammoth takes a good amount of upper body strength. In addition, constant focus on road travels can be very mentally taxing. While working long hours, truckers must be in complete control of a multi-ton piece of metal flying at high speeds down the highway, so it’s no surprise that one of the biggest misconceptions about truck drivers is just the amount of mental and physical energy the job requires. Only Guys Can Be Truckers Like many past jobs, the trucking community is becoming more and more diverse every day. This includes the 200,000 women that are truck drivers. While it can be easy to assume that truckers are rugged, male, and single, this isn’t the case at all. As long as you have your CDL license, you can pursue a career as a truck driver. Whether you’re male, female, married, or single, anyone can be a truck driver with the proper training and commitment. This is one reason why driver employers are branching out into different demographics to bridge the driver shortage gap. You Won’t See Your Family or Friends Much One of the most common misconceptions about truck drivers is that they live a life of solitude and rarely get to interact with loved ones back home. While it may be true in certain situations, there is no need to miss out on your family life. If you choose a career in long-haul trucking, video chatting at a rest stop a few times a day will prevent you from missing out on the fun. Otherwise, there are plenty of CDL opportunities locally so you can be with your family and friends when you need to. As a driver, you will constantly be meeting people on the road as well, so you and your trucking buddies can try to meet up when you can. If you end up on a driving team, you’ll be spending someone quality time with a partner pretty frequently. Truck Drivers Cause A lot of Accidents Truckers are three times less likely to have an accident than normal vehicles. And the majority of accidents that do occur are due to drivers driving in blind spots and abruptly braking in front of them. In a career that is focused on precision and timing, it’s surprising that one of the biggest common misconceptions about truck drivers is that they are at fault when it comes to accidents on the road, which is simply not the case. Truckers Go Days Without Sleep This is not a profession that requires 48 hours straight driving. There is the option for team driving where shifts are taken, so there are no long stops. There is also the option to sleep in a hotel for five hours to recharge. Lack of sleep may still affect drivers, but it is usually due to a poor, fast food-based diet and not lack of shut-eye. With most interstate truckers sleeping in their rigs, there is still plenty of time to recharge batteries so you can be alert and wake while on the road. If you’re looking to snag a rewarding trucking career, check out the hundreds of jobs we have posted today! The post Common Misconceptions About Truck Drivers appeared first on AllTruckJobs.com.

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  • The Difference between Your Resume and LinkedIn ProfileThe Difference between Your Resume and LinkedIn Profile

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    Do you work with angry people? Do you know why they are angry? Do you know how to deal with them? The workplace is an environment likely to provoke feelings of anger and the consequences of poorly manages anger in the workplace can range from increased turnover and reduces productivity to property damage and physical injury or worse. At the same time, if managed effectively, anger can be a positive and productive emotion producing valuable data, as well as considerable motivation. The costs of anger in the workplace can be devastating. Indeed, for many people the subject immediately evokes headlines of workplace shootings with terrible casualties. Such tragedies bear the highest price, from loss of life, serious injury and psychological trauma to loss of productivity, property damage and lingering confusions. They exemplify the most extreme, the most costly and the most attention-getting manifestation of anger: actual violence. Fortunately, this is also the least common of anger’s many forms. Most angry feelings never result in violence. However, they can still be very costly if poorly managed. The costs of non-violence anger in the workplace stem from cold, festering anger as well as angry outbursts; from anger that is expressed indirectly as well as directly and even from anger that is never expressed at all. However it is difficult to calculate the monetary value of direct and indirect costs to individuals and organizations, we can enumerate some of the leading costly impacts of poorly managed anger. Impacts on the Angry Person Anger in the individual causes strong emotional and physical functioning. Poorly manager anger, then can damage your career and if the anger is chronic, it can result in long-term health problems. Here are the specifics: Immediate Emotional Components of Anger Increased impulsiveness Increased feeling of dominance Increased animation Diminished caution Diminished ability to reason Immediate Physical Components of Anger Adrenal glands release. Epinephrine surges. Heart beats faster. Blood pressure rises. Muscles in chests, back and arms may tense up. Body may sweat; flush or pate; feel clammy. The Results of Anger: Potential Career Problems Individuals carry secret or open grudges against you. You get a reputation for losing your temper. You get a reputation for abusing others. You become a target of lawsuits and not juridical hearings. You get a reputation for making judgment errors in the heat of the moment. Those with grudges against you try to thwart your explicit goals. People are less likely to want to work with you or for you. Risk-averse senior management tries to avoid having you on their projects. Clients, customers and vendors try to avoid contact with you. Impact on the work group and organization Anger’s costs for the work group and organization for beyond the angry person. First, the target of the anger suffers considerable effects. Second, all those who are proximate to the angry relationship become susceptible to negative consequences. Third, the organization suffers not only from the diminished commitment and effort of the affected individuals, but also from the radiating impact of poorly managed anger. Source and references: Managing Anger in the Workplace

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  • Autonomous Trucking Technology | New Recommendations and PreparationsAutonomous Trucking Technology | New Recommendations and Preparations

    No matter what part of the trucking industry you’re a part of, it’s increasingly evident that technology is shaping the way drivers, shippers, and automakers take to the road. By now we’re all aware of just how monumental the autonomous trucking phenomenon is becoming. At the same time, many people still feel uncertain as to what this will truly mean. Are they trucks that completely drive themselves? What autonomous trucking technology is already on the road? Of course, we’ve all seen enough sci-fi movies to know that humans are fascinated by robots and futuristic vehicles. However, many people are skeptical as to whether the transportation industry is ready to deal with this new reality. Transportation professionals are mainly concerned about safety and efficiency when it comes to autonomous trucking. So, the time has come to really dig into what technology we’re likely to see and how its application will pan out. 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The obvious goal is to reduce crashes and injuries while finding the most cost-efficient means of implementing these technologies in existing fleets. But still, the burning question remains. When, if ever, will drivers themselves be considered obsolete pieces of technology? For the full scoop, listen our latest BigRigBanter Episode, which features some great insider interviews: What is Autonomy? Whether it’s Tesla, Otto, Nikola, Waymo, and undoubtedly Amazon, how long do we have before someone cracks the code for full-autonomy? As it stands, there are distinct levels of autonomous vehicles : No Automation (Level 0) – Drivers are the only ones in control of the vehicle and no operational functions are automated. Function-Specific Automation (Level 1) – One or more specific control functions are automated. This can include braking assistance and/or stability control, which allows drivers to regain control or stop more efficiently. Combined-Function Automation (Level 2) – Two primary control functions work together, such as adaptive cruise control and lane centering. Limited Self-Driving Automation (Level 3) – Drivers have the option to engage safety-critical and self-driving capabilities under the appropriate road conditions. Drivers must still be present to take control at any time. Full Self-Driving Automation (Level 4) – Once the navigational input is established, these vehicles don’t require drivers to step in. The vehicle can drive itself to the destination in nearly any road condition. At this point, not even the top competitors have achieved full, road-ready autonomy. Despite proof of concept, the industry is certain to come up against the reality of driverless fleets in the near future. While the next huge breakthrough could be seen in a matter of a few years, many in the industry don’t see the full application of level 4 autonomous vehicles taking hold for nearly another decade or more. 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Never underestimate the power of becoming a leader, which is exactly what mentoring young people helps you to achieve. Our job alerts program is a great place to start hunting for camp counselor jobs as well! 4) Companies with Employee-Tuition Programs A number of companies help employees to pay for college. Famously, Starbucks will foot the whole bill for an online education from Arizona State University. Other companies will reimburse various amounts. Some have stringent guidelines, while others are more liberal. AT&T will reimburse up to $8000 a year, Chipotle will reimburse up to $5,250, and Disney offers up to $700 for every college credit taken. Even McDonald’s has jumped on board, though their meager offering of $700 a year more resembles a marketing ploy than an actual attempt to help students (we don’t recommend McDonald’s unless you have exhausted all of your other options). 5) On-Demand Driver Uber and Lyft have taken the world by storm. 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    By Jeff Gillis There are a shocking number of possible careers, which makes choosing a career a monumental task. The little boy who dreams of becoming an actor will find countless opportunities in entertainment that he never dreamed of as a child. It isn’t until you are on the set of a major motion picture or television show that the scale of the production becomes evident. Different experts are trained for and assigned to very specific tasks. Someone physically records the audio, another person handles recording levels, and still another will edit, adding sound effects and music that are selected by yet another person. Someone’s only job is to make sure that props and gestures are consistent between shots. The directors and actors are only a very small proportion of a film making crew. Other industries operate in much the same way. If your heart is set on being a construction worker, fireman, or lawyer, you can make this happen, but most people will not end up in one of the careers children learn about in school. Along the way, people fall into careers they never knew existed, find they like them, and carry on. Let’s call these people the Happy Accident People. This is a fine way to find a career. There are, unfortunately, another class of people. Let’s call them the Stuck in Mud People. These people fall into careers they don’t like, and never claw their way out. Often, the difference between being a Happy Accident Person and a Stuck in Mud Person is intention. The Happy Accident Person is usually working towards a career goal, when they are sidetracked into a related profession. This can happen for any number of reasons. Perhaps an exciting opportunity arises or maybe the job market it rough and they just need that paycheck. If the sidetrack job is a good fit, the person becomes a Happy Accident Person. Crucially, if it is not a good fit this person is much more likely to continue to search for jobs and follow their career goals than a person who was not walking on any particular path when they landed in a less-than-ideal profession. People without career goals are much more likely to become Stuck in Mud People. Without a goal in mind, these people have no option other than falling into an accidental career. They are on no particular path, so they are less likely to be pulled into a position they find interesting than their Happy Accident People counterparts. They are also less likely to search out other opportunities. After all, they weren’t sidetracked from a dream career. Choosing a career is an important step in your professional and personal trajectory, even if you don’t end up in that career. At the very least, it sets you up to be a Happy Accident Person, which is a great place to land. Others achieve their original goals, which is also a wonderful outcome. What Exactly Is A Career? A career is a professional, long-term job. The specifics can vary greatly. You can work in an office or outdoors. You can work with people or with computers. You can working forty hours a week, or twenty. There are as many career options as there are people to fill them. Traditionally, people chose one career and had relatively few shifts throughout their adults life. The safe route that our baby boomer parents often suggest is to find a company you like, work your way up, and enjoy your pension upon retirement. Times, however, have changed. Careers have changed, too. Gallup reports that 60 percent of millennials are open to new employment and refers to new workers as the “job hopping generation”. To be clear, a job is not necessarily a career. Intent is key. Working as a waitress to pay your way through college is a job, not a career. Working as a waitress for thirty years, however, is a career. A career is your chosen profession, while a job is transitional employment. Of course, your job can become your career, and that’s okay. Just make sure it is a happy accident. How To Choose The Right Career For You There are many things to consider, including (but not limited to) the characteristics below: Passion It is all too easy to either over or under value passion. This is your career, so it should certainly be something you are passionate about, but not all passions are built to become careers. If you can’t work in your all-time-favorite passion because it doesn’t balance well with your other goals, that is okay. Just making sure your work-life balance leaves ample time for hobbies. 
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    By Mike Simpson We are all familiar with the traditional reference letter (often referred to as a letter of recommendation). It is an employer’s note of your professional conduct. While not always in letter form, providing professional references is a key component of any job application. A lesser known variety of the reference paradigm is the character reference letter. I can hear the sighs abound. “Another reference letter? I have already spoken to every employer I have ever had. I have made a list of every address I’ve lived at and every landlord. Who do they want to hear from this time, the Queen of England?” Worry not. No one expects to hear from the Queen, though if you think you can get her on the phone it surely wouldn’t hurt. The character reference is actually the least painful of all references. For once, you have significant control. The Queen need not make an appearance. What Is A Character Reference Letter? 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Keep It Short Your character reference letter should not be multiple pages long. One page is more than enough. Three paragraphs will be plenty in most cases. Character Reference Letter Sample Template Below, please find an example of a good character reference letter you can use as a template. To Whom it May Concern: I am writing to recommend Greg Sterling for any position to which he might apply. I have had the pleasure of knowing Greg for the last decade. I became Greg’s youth soccer coach when he was eight years old and he has since become my right-hand man on the field. Greg was a sincere, kind, and generous kid. He has since grown into a mature, responsible young man. Greg has been volunteering as assistant coach for the past two years. He is excellent with the young players. He navigates their development, both in terms of practical skills and in terms of character, with the maturity of someone twice his age. He is fair, but also has high standards. He is the first to commend one of the boys for a job well done, and also the first to reprimand poor behavior. Teasing among our players has stopped since they have had Greg as a role model and leader. Working with youth sports has also given Greg the opportunity to develop customer service skills. He has truly excelled. One parent arrived on the field scathing over his child being sat on the bench for the majority of the game, and left ten minutes later apologizing. Greg has a way with people and this shines through in all that he does. Greg would be an asset to any company and to any team. I highly recommend Greg Sterling for any position to which he might apply. Feel free to contact me at xxx-xxx-xxxx for additional information. Regards, David Crone   Putting It All Together A character reference is your time to shine. You control who writes it and can guide the writer towards the best possible letter for the position you hope to land. In a way, this is even better than getting the Queen on the phone. She may be a reputable source, but she is just as likely to report the bad as the good. You can easily ensure that your character reference letter is all good. This is why many applicants present a character letter without having been asked for one. It never hurts to have one more tool in your job hunting toolbox. If you are looking for more information about recommendation letters instead, please check out our article Letter or Recommendation 101! Please be kind and rate this post The post Character Reference Letter 101 (Sample Template Included) appeared first on TheInterviewGuys.com.

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  • How is VNTANA Creating Social Augmented Reality with Hologram Technology?How is VNTANA Creating Social Augmented Reality with Hologram Technology?

    When fans witnessed the late rapper Tupac Shakur appearing onstage with the still very alive Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre at Coachella back in 2012, there were probably more than a few of them who thought they were having a Woodstock “don’t eat the brown acid” moment. However good or bad the drugs were at the festival, however, they weren’t responsible for seeing a long-dead artist performing on stage. It was a hologram, and it was really cool. 3D holograms have been part of our imagination and sci-fi culture for decades. At this point it’s nothing special to see a movie where the bad guy thinks he’s got the drop on the good guy, only to find out he’s actually shooting at a hologram instead. But that’s the movies. Seeing Tupac rapping more than 15 years after his death is real life – sort of, anyway. And since then there have been other pop culture stunts with holograms as well. Now a company is bringing the hologram experience to the masses in a very cool way. VNTANA created their technology by hacking a first generation Microsoft Kinect a few years ago. Then they sent a video of what they’d done... The post How is VNTANA Creating Social Augmented Reality with Hologram Technology? appeared first on Media Jobs.

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  • Doob 3D Could Replace the Photo Industry with Real-Life SculpturesDoob 3D Could Replace the Photo Industry with Real-Life Sculptures

    For centuries, people commissioned painters to create portraits of them or their families to hang on the walls (if they could afford to do so). The invention of photography brought this luxury of self-admiration to the masses.  As cameras became commonplace everyone began snapping photos at weddings, holidays, and other important events. Then came the digital age, the camera phone, and finally the smartphone, and suddenly there were billions of pictures and videos being taken and posted online daily. And as we all know, a huge chunk of these were – or rather are, since we’re now up to date – selfies. We’ve been spending time looking at ourselves since mirrors were invented, and the domination of selfies across image sharing sites shows that this habit isn’t going anywhere soon. But like everything else in life, technology keeps reinventing and changing how we do things. In this case, how we admire ourselves. After all, photos are so last century. It’s time we were able to admire ourselves in new and better ways. Doob 3D, a 3D printing company, agrees. The Dusseldorf-based business now has four 3D scanning booths set up in the US – two in New York and one each in... The post Doob 3D Could Replace the Photo Industry with Real-Life Sculptures appeared first on Media Jobs.

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  • How to Stay Engaged in Your Job When You Have Lost Interest (Guest Post)How to Stay Engaged in Your Job When You Have Lost Interest (Guest Post)

    The idea of coming office for something you are bored of gives the heebie-jeebies at times. Even staring at wall suddenly becomes interesting when you lose interest in your job. ”Disinterest in the job” issue is often found with people who have given notice.  It’s called “short-timers attitude” for a reason. They not only work recklessly in that period but also create a negative atmosphere in the surrounding affecting other people’s work as well. A workplace far away from home can seldom be the reason for tedium. Many a time, it is because of the monotony of work life. You no longer get excited about the work you are doing. The work does not seem challenging anymore. Here are a few guidelines to help you get out of the unpleasant situation. 1. Get to the Root of the Problem Image courtesy of David Castillo Dominici at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Before you jump the gun, start pondering over the root of the problem. Whether it is boss pressurising or the workplace distance and tedious tasks or an entirely different reason altogether! But you need to recognise the reason! Once you know the problem, you’ll learn that leaving that job is not an ideal solution to it. The issue can be discussed with closed ones and draw a definitive and appropriate answer to it. When the missing piece of the riddle falls in place, you get a clear picture and everything functions smoothly thereafter. 2. Find New Meaning Image courtesy of nenetus at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Many times, we ignore the modernise updates of our job profile and work in an orthodox manner. You should speak to your colleagues, juniors and seniors and see how they work. You can even try to understand operations of your competitors. This helps concede two points: If you lack behind because of the old way of working, you find something new to focus on. Finding a new updated way of working helps improve your performance and the organisation values your contribution to the company. The modern style of managing may give a new meaning to your job and liven up the working atmosphere a bit. You may like this: 11 Crucial Signs It’s Time To Quit Your Job   3. Think Long-term Image courtesy of Nutdanai Apikhomboonwaroot at FreeDigitalPhotos.net If you are planning to leave your company over a silly problem that is bugging you, then perhaps you’re making a mistake. You must be aware of its consequences and assure of an optional job. To avoid this, you need to think in the long run! If you stay with your company longer and gain more experience, chances of your promotion and incremental growth can be more! Candidates who keep changing the job profiles have a lousy image, and the salary amount becomes non-negotiable! 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Sometimes interactions with juniors get your hands on recent trends and freshen up your mind. 6. Be Guided Image courtesy of Ambro at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Lacking to contribute efficiency can also become the reason for disinterest in work. For this, you need to talk to your seniors, take their guidance. Many a time, a few motivational words from the right person are enough to keep you going ahead in life. So without any hesitation, approach your seniors and be mentored. 7. Remind Yourself What You Really Love Image courtesy of alexisdc at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Remember why you started at first place! If tress back your journey in the organisation you may rediscover the love for your work. You need to remind yourself of your passion for the job and how it is crucial in your life! Even if you’re bored to tears with your job, you need to beside yourself from taking an impulsive decision. Understand the situation thoroughly and then only jump to a conclusion. 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  • What To Bring To A Job Interview (And What NOT To Bring)What To Bring To A Job Interview (And What NOT To Bring)

    By Jeff Gillis Everyone has that one friend. You know the one. They are prepared for every situation. Though they carry only a small bag, this bag is full of a seemingly infinite number of useful objects. Bug spray, barrettes, and yo-yos magically spring from their sack of goodies. At a job interview, you want to be that friend. Knowing what to bring to a job interview is an art you should master. Luckily, it isn’t as mysterious as you may think. Your urban-boyscout friend with the infinite sack of items does, after all, have only a small bag. It is not linked to a larger space by alien technology. He is a planner, not an extraterrestrial spy. What To Bring to a Job Interview Some of the items below are obvious, but perhaps to you, others are not. The main thing you need to do is acknowledge that straying too far from this list can be detrimental to the success of your interview. So make sure when you leave your house you have the following items with you: 1. Water A bottle of water is an amazing interview friend. Practically speaking, there is nothing worse than dry mouth when you need to do some major speaking. What causes dry mouth? Stress and nerves. An important interview is not an uncommon time for someone who has never experienced dry mouth to suddenly find themselves smacking their lips and surveying the room for a water fountain. As an added bonus, taking a sip of water is an excellent way buy yourself some time to formulate your thoughts. Tough question? Think. Water. Think. Answer. You can get significantly more thinking in without it looking odd by breaking it up with a sip of water. 2. Tissues Hopefully you are in top condition, ready to perform at peak performance during your job interview. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. The sniffles can be excused with tissue in hand. Though sneezing into your hands or sleeve is socially acceptable, a tissue makes the whole affair look that much more dignified. It is also the only appropriate way to conquer a runny nose. If you want to be really old-school, consider a handkerchief. 3. Your Resume You may have already sent your resume, but you are now an urban boy (or girl) scout and interview master. Picture it: you’re all ready to begin when one of your panel interviewers realizes they have printed the wrong resume! They are just deciding to share one copy, when you whip out a pristine, hot-off-the-press resume, flash a smile, and immediately show everyone in the room that you are reliable and prepared. Even if you have a single interviewer and he has your resume right in front of him, a casually placed transparent folder with copies of your resume within will send the same message. 4. A Notebook and Pen The notebook-pen combo is both a signalling item and an instrumental tool. This is where you can keep any questions you’ve developed, important facts and figures, or information you are given while at your interview. Jotting down notes can help you keep track of a complex question. It can help you to recall the most important features of a position. It also shows your potential employers that you are organized and prepared. MIKE'S TIP: If you have prepared answers to interview questions, you can bring them into the interview as a reference, but only if you have them on a single sheet of paper in your notebook and ONLY to be quickly glanced at when you need a little extra help remembering. DO NOT read directly from your paper and do not shuffle through a stack of papers trying to find what you are looking for. 5. Appropriate Attire Deciding what to wear to an interview is a very important step. Unless you are a coding god applying for start-up positions in silicon valley, wear a tie. Not a bow-tie, a tie. Of course, depending on the industry there is significant wiggle room here. A bow-tie and tweed coat might be acceptable at a design company or progressive place of employment. The safer option, however, is a proper business suit. Ladies have more options, but need to look equally professional. Yes, those blister-inducing shoes are part of the package. In many cases not adhering to this traditional standard will cost you considerably. Employers need to know that you are taking your job hunt seriously and that you understand how to behave in a traditional workplace. Once you’ve proven yourself, you can show off your Star Wars socks. The interview, however, it not the time to do so. 6. Tidy Hair and Nails Details matter. Take the time to scrub under your fingernails. Make sure they are short and tidy, if male. If female, make sure they are even and manicured. Polish is optional, but it certainly won’t hurt. Independent of your gender, comb your hair. Ensure that it will not be in your eyes or unceremoniously plopped on the top of your head in a messy bun. Trendy is not necessarily professional. Interviews don’t require cookie-cutter Stepford people, but they do require professionalism and good hygiene. 7. A Genuine Smile and Positive Attitude This is perhaps the most important thing to bring. Things happen. Your tights will rip, you’ll leave your notebook on the roof of your car, or spill ketchup on your tailored dress shirt. It’s okay. Nearly everything can be forgiven with a genuine smile, a short apology, and a positive attitude. Even the biggest hiccup of all – being late – can be worked through with the right attitude. PRO TIP: don’t be late. List of what you should bring to your job interview Water Tissues Your Resume A Notebook and Pen Appropriate Attire Tidy Hair and Nails A Genuine Smile and Attitude Questions To Ask The Interviewer What Not to Bring to a Job Interview Perhaps even more important than knowing what to bring to a job interview, is of course, what NOT to bring to a job interview. Now you may laugh at some of these items, but trust me, they have all been brought to job interviews by real people and in 99.9% of those cases, they left the interview without  job offer for this exact reason. So, be sure not to bring these items to your next job interview: Your Phone If you must bring your phone on your interview, keep it on silent and don’t take it out of your bag until you have left. If your interviewer is older they remember a time before smart phones became ubiquitous. There is a good chance they think younger generations have taken technology dependence to an unhealthy level. Playing Angry Birds instead of politely chatting with the company receptionist will undoubtedly be a mark against you. Glancing at a text during your company tour will not go unnoticed. Save selfies with the company fish for another day. The only appropriate time to pull out a phone during your interview is if your interviewer is showing off pictures of their dog and you want to brag about your gigantic greyhound Lucy. Your Mother This should be self-evident, but apparently eight percent of young workers surveyed admit to bringing a parent to their job interviews, while three percent said a parent actually sat in on the interview! Don’t do this. Even if your mom has known the interviewer since college or is an employee at the same company, don’t do this. There are no extenuating circumstances that make this okay. If you need a ride, mom is allowed to drive you to your interview. She must, however, wait in the car. It is never appropriate to bring your mother to a job interview. The same applies to your father, aunt, older sister, and greyhound Lucy. 
The Importance of Preparing Questions for your Interviewers Preparing several questions to ask the interviewer is imperative. It shows that you’ve done your research, provides evidence of your interest in the position, and illustrates that you have spent time thinking about how your skills and personality will fit with the company. For more information about interview questions check out The Interview Guys’ Top 14 Questions To Ask In An Interview. Putting It All Together Hopefully you now have a good sense of how to become an interview-destroying urban scout! There is no magic bag. There is no secret technology. Like so many things, it is all about knowledge, planning and commitment to excellence. Now go get that job, you notebook-toting, tissue-offering, water-drinking interview ninja! The post What To Bring To A Job Interview (And What NOT To Bring) appeared first on TheInterviewGuys.com.

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  • Mobile Communications in a Multi-Generational Workforce — Is Your Team Ready?Mobile Communications in a Multi-Generational Workforce — Is Your Team Ready?

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    It’s clear that freelancing has become an integral part of today’s work landscape. In the United States alone, freelance workers now make up more 35% of the national workforce. With the increasing trend towards freelancing, it is easy to see why many businesses plan to engage more freelancers in the future. That being said, the best way to justify the increasing trend of online work these days is through the benefits it provides to those who wish to quit their present job, or simply just want to pursue their true passion. From flexible schedule to not having to attend boring and tedious office meetings, freelancing offers a wide range of benefits that are perhaps difficult to achieve in a typical corporate office. That being said, being a freelancer is not all good. Working from home can also be detrimental if not managed carefully. If you’re planning to be a freelancer, these highly effective healthy habits of working online from BrainBoxol can help you stay sane and fit while working at home.

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  • Why You Want to Work at SnapchatWhy You Want to Work at Snapchat

    Working at Snapchat is so much fun it was hard to get work done. That’s what some Snap employees are saying. But with an audience of over 300 million people who use Snapchat every month this could be the place to work at if you want to change the world. Every month the equivalent of everyone in the US uses Snapchat. Every day over 175 million people send Snaps. Snapchat reaches over 41% of those between the ages of 18 and 34 and 71% of the Snapchat users are under the age of 34.  45% of Snapchat users are between 18 and 34 and the company is valued over $20 billion dollars. Keep in mind that Snapchat is only 3 years old. Snap is a public company as of March 2017 and expects to generate over $750 million dollars in 2017.  While its exceptional growth has slowed since going public 300 million users is a lot of adoption. What is SnapChat? Snap says that they are a camera company and that reinventing the camera represents their strongest way to improve the way people live and communicate.  They want their users to “live in the moment, learn about the world, and... The post Why You Want to Work at Snapchat appeared first on Media Jobs.

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  • Jobs for Ex-offenders and Felons: Helpful HintsJobs for Ex-offenders and Felons: Helpful Hints

    Jobs for Ex-offenders and Felons: Helpful Hints   Ex-offenders and felons really face a tough challenge when it comes to finding jobs, especially in this tough economy. Even though times are tough, they can get hired. Here are some helpful hints that can make this tough job just a bit easier. Jobs for Ex-offenders and Felons: Helpful Hints Know what is in your Criminal Record Somewhere during the job search, someone is going to ask if you have a criminal record. I advise my students to be completely honest when asked about their criminal records. Ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs should have accurate records of their criminal convictions. If you have a probation or parole officer, he/she can help you get a copy of your record. The most accurate records can be found in the FBI database. You can get a copy of this by contacting the FBI directly In order to obtain a transcript of your FBI record for personal, employment, the FBI requires the following: 1) A signed written request with a brief explanation for the request and your mailing address. 2) Each request must contain two completed applicant fingerprint cards with all of the applicant’s personal information (name, date of birth, place of birth, etc.) and a current set of 10 rolled fingerprints and eight flat finger impressions. Fingerprints and impressions must be taken by a local law enforcement agency. 3) An $18.00 fee in U.S. currency by certified check or money order payable to the United States Treasury. This information is made available by U.S. Freedom of Information Act. 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You will be able to determine if expungement or sealing is obtainable in your state and what can be done about your record. If it is an alternative for you, you will be able to get help getting it done for little or no money. Find Quality Job Leads Do you know what type of job you’re looking for? Do you know where open jobs are? There are a lot of methods to discover where jobs are. 1. Networking – Networking is simply talking to people you already know to find out if they know about any open positions. This is how most people find their jobs and is the single most powerful method of finding about open jobs. 2. State Job Services – State supported job services or One-stop Career Centers have access to current job openings and other valuable services that can help you get a job. You can find the nearest One-stop Career Center here: www.service locator.org 3. Temporary Employment Agencies – Employers use temporary services when they require help right away for a certain amount of time. A temporary agency could have you working in a very short time. Often temporary assignments become permanent jobs. Temporary agencies provide labor to a wide array of businesses like offices, restaurants, hotels, building companies and even the medical field. Whatever type of work you do, you can find a temporary agency that is looking for employees. Check you local telephone book or search online for agencies in your area and apply just as you would any other employer. 4. Help Wanted Ads – Help wanted ads can be found in local newspapers and online job boards such as Monster.com, Jobs.com and Indeed.com. Getting a copy of the local newspaper is no longer necessary. You can find help wanted listings by category on the website of your local newspaper. Regrettably, not all job areas are open to ex-offenders and ex-felons and you may not get the job you are looking for right away. You may have to start at the bottom and work your way up. Jobs for Ex-offenders and Felons: How to find Job Leads Get a Resume A resume is one of the most important tools necessary when applying for a job. No matter how much experience you have or what your qualifications are, a well written resume is a must. If you do not have a resume, you must get one. If you don’t know how to write one, get help from someone who has experience writing them. You may get help from the One-stop career center. Ex-offenders and Felons must use Resumes to get Jobs   Practice Interview Skills Good interviewing skills are a must for anyone looking for a job, but more so for ex-offenders and felons. More than likely, difficult questions are going to come and how you handle them will be the difference between getting hired and not. Make a list of the most difficult questions you can think of and practice answering them until you are comfortable. Get a friend and practice your interview skills and answering difficult questions. Like anything else, practice is the key to becoming good at interviewing. Jobs for Ex-offenders and Felons: How to answer questions on criminal background checks Being prepared is the best approach for ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs. Prepare well and you will have have good results and maximize your job search efforts. Are you an ex-offender or felon who has a question about finding a job with a criminal record? You could have your question answered right here. Email your question to: BelievePublications@comcast.net.   This Book Has Helped Thousands of Felons Get Jobs ! You can get a copy of this book for as little as $5.00 Click Here! Jobs for Ex-offenders and Felons: Helpful Hints   Companies Hire Felons | Companies That Hire Felons | Companies That Hire Ex-offenders | Employers That Hire Ex-offenders | Employers That Hire Felons | Jobs For Felons | Jobs For Ex-offenders | Jobs That Hire Felons | Places That Hire Felons | Felon Friendly Jobs | Felon Friendly Employers | Jobs for Felons | Jobs For People That Have Felonies | Jobs For People With A Criminal Record The post Jobs for Ex-offenders and Felons: Helpful Hints appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders and Felons - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.

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  • Techcrunch Interviews: Infinite Analytics Can they Predict What you Will Buy Next?Techcrunch Interviews: Infinite Analytics Can they Predict What you Will Buy Next?

    If you want to work in the future today then this media job at Infinite Analytics could be for you.  Infinite Analytics enables their customers to use their eCommerce data to predict consumer behavior and personalize experiences. Infinite Analytics utilizes machine learning, natural language processing, random forest modeling, image recognition, and semantic technologies to drive increased sales and conversions on client sites. The secret sauce is matching individual’s profiles to product profiles, which they call genomes.  In essence Infinite Analytics is learning everything about the people that buy specific products and matching that information with the deep profiles they develop of your website visitors. We spoke with Arjun Mendhi, the Director of Products for Infinite Analytics, who talked about all the great MIT minds that are at work finding ways to maximize sales from ecommerce stores. But isn’t all this personalization biasing the results?  Only showing your products you’re most likely to buy vs letting you explore the products?  Arjun explains how it all works to Roy Weissman of Media Jobs:     Roy: This is Roy Weissman from MediaJobs.com, and we’re talking with Arjun Mendhi, the Director of Products for Infinite Analytics.   Arjun, tell us, what is Infinite Analytics?... The post Techcrunch Interviews: Infinite Analytics Can they Predict What you Will Buy Next? appeared first on Media Jobs.

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  • Why Your CV Is Not Being ReadWhy Your CV Is Not Being Read

    Tia, Executive Coach at Career Intelligence Tia, an executive coach at Career Intelligence, has spent over 10 years as a senior recruiter and worked for some of the world’s largest companies such as SAP, Unilever, IBM, Johnson and Johnson, Pzifer and Infosys to name a few. Read her responses to our questions below to gain a unique insight into the life of a recruiter and what determines the selection process for job applications. This should hopefully allow you to get a head start on the competition and give you greater chance for future applications. How many CVs does a recruiter get through their desk per day? Per month? On average a recruiter will have at least 20 live jobs at any one time and will receive at least 200 CV’s per day. Wow. That’s a lot of CV’s! With so many CVs coming through their desk, it must be hard to attract a recruiter’s attention. Is there something particular that draws their attention the most? A well-written CV that is articulated in a clear and concise format is the biggest factor. Along with a brief synopsis that is relevant on the candidate’s suitability for the particular vacancy. With regard to consultancy work the following criteria is also desirable: Academic ability a combination of business acumen and technical skills • networking and social media savvy • entrepreneurial spirit • a ‘big picture view’ • confidence with numbers • conviction • passion • a genuine interest in consulting and business the ability to work as part of a team. Demonstrating “Proof of competency” and providing examples of “skills in action” and key achievements will make a CV “pop out.” Some examples of appropriate buzzwords may include: Advised • Compiled • Critiqued • Coached • Designed • Directed • Established • Examined • Generated • Guided • Hypothesized • Illustrated • Improved • Influenced • Invented • Motivated • Negotiated • Ordered • Oversaw • Prepared • Recruited • Resolved • Supervised • Trained • Upgraded One of the most common questions we get asked is “ Why my CV does not get read?” Can you explain why? There can be a range of reasons why a CV may be overlooked. The most common ones are: The role has been filled/withdrawn. It gets “lost in the machine” of fully automated ATS (Applicants Tracking Systems). An applicant may have visa /work permit restrictions that are not compliant with client specification. Lost in the machine/sitting in “junk mail.” One of the most frustrating parts about the job application process is the lack of feedback people receive on their applications. Why are some of the reasons why they might not receive feedback with their application? ATS: “Applicant Tracking Systems” will collect CV’s and store them electronically. Sometimes the sheer volume of CV’s make it impossible to respond to each applicant individually. The role has been filled/withdrawn. The skillset of the applicant is not relevant. An applicant may have visa/work permit restrictions that are not compliant with client specification. What are the best ways to ensure you are not getting overlooked? Try to avoid ATS (Applicant Tracing Systems) where possible. Applying en masse for a vacancy via an automated system is rarely successful. Try to deal with a “real person” ideally a decision maker as it creates a level of accountability. Do not be afraid to engage with Recruiters and Clients directly. How would you advise this? What is the best way to approach recruiters and be memorable? Hearing a human voice rather than anonymous email is the most effective strategy. Inject some personality into the job seeking process. People do business with people not emails. Try to get a referral from a colleague or friend who may have worked with the recruiter previously. What are some common failings you see when people approach the job market? A “War & Peace” epic CV is the most common mistake! Most recruiters will spend 5 seconds reviewing a CV before they decide it’s on the short list. This is when most CV’s longer than 3 pages long will end up in the re-cycling bin. Most recruiters and hiring managers are time-poor so professional short succinct CV’s that are relevant is essential to make an impact. The detailed CV can always follow once the interest is sparked and you are on the short-list. Email applications in volume rarely works as they disappear into the “black hole.” Targeting and selecting specific clients and recruiters is far more effective. No contact details on the CV! This is really frustrating especially when you have an urgent role or deadline to submit CV’s by. Lack of structure on a CV translates to confusion and lack of methodology. Spelling mistakes reflect a lack of attention to detail. What are some of the desirable traits in executives these days that most recruiters are looking out for? Analytical skills It’s crucial to possess analytical skills. On a day-to-day basis, you will be facing clients’ challenges and problems. In order to solve those problems, you will need to collect the relevant information and data, analyse them and come up with a creative solution. 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  • Can SyncThink Read Your Mind?Can SyncThink Read Your Mind?

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    Jobs for Felons: Be Honest on Applications   Felons Be Honest Hello, This is a question that I get all the time. For ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs, properly completing applications will be the difference between getting interviews and not getting them. The problem comes with the dreaded “Have you ever been convicted……” question. I speak to many felons who have had employability classes who have been taught to reply “Will discuss at interview.” This answer does not satisfy the question and therefore the application will be incomplete. Let’s understand that in most cases applications are legal documents known as disclosures. The application is asking that the applicant disclose certain information. At the end of the application is usually a request that the applicant signs and date it. In most cases, right before the signature is a paragraph that states that by signing that application, the applicant is certifying that all the information on the application is true and also grants the employer permission to verify any information given. I teach my students to include the following information: Name of the conviction, date, location, and the disposition (time served, fine and/or probation.) A response may look like this: Larceny 7/16/2002 Baltimore, MD, Time served (11 mos.) A lot of ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs opt not to list their convictions feeling it may hurt their chances to get an interview. I have spoken with ex-offenders and felons who have lied on applications and even were able to get jobs, only to lose them afterwards when background checks were done. There were not fired for having criminal records, rather they were let go for not being honest during the application process. When you get an interview, the question will probably come up. You may want to answer it like this: I’m happy you asked because I want you to feel comfortable hiring me. In the past I’ve done some things that I’m not very proud of. I had to learn the hard way that there are no shortcuts in life. To put this behind me and to be successful is going to take a lot of hard work. I have been working very hard to turn things around. I’m just looking for a chance. I hope this helps.     Are you an ex-offender or felon who has a question about finding a job with a criminal record? You could have your question answered right here. Email your question to: BelievePublications@comcast.net.     This Book Has Helped Thousands of Felons Get Jobs ! You can get a copy of this book for as little as $5.00 Click Here!     Jobs for Felons: Be Honest on Applications   Companies Hire Felons | Companies That Hire Felons | Companies That Hire Ex-offenders | Employers That Hire Ex-offenders | Employers That Hire Felons | Jobs For Felons | Jobs For Ex-offenders | Jobs That Hire Felons | Places That Hire Felons | Felon Friendly Jobs | Felon Friendly Employers | Jobs for Felons | Jobs For People That Have Felonies | Jobs For People With A Criminal Record | Felon Job Applications The post Jobs for Felons: Be Honest on Applications appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders and Felons - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.

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  • 10 Important Steps for Getting Your First Job after College (Guest Post)10 Important Steps for Getting Your First Job after College (Guest Post)

    If you’ve recently received your degree, or that milestone is looming in front of you, your next move is to find the ideal job. That’s no easy feat. You’re in competition with other graduates. On top of that, depending on your field or location, it can be difficult to gain a foothold. The good news is that most graduates do find work eventually. The better news is that by following the steps below, you can get your first job after college. 1. Stay Connected With Your School Don’t let graduation keep you away from campus. Your school can be an amazing resource as you look for a job. As a graduate, you likely have ongoing rights to use the library, student center, and career resource center. Take advantage of this! Then, stay connected with your instructor’s, department head, and other students. Get active in your alumni network as well. The people who you have studied with and learned from over the years know your talents and passions. They are great networking contacts for your job search. 2. Cast a Wide But Relevant Net Here are two important things to remember. First, don’t let the pursuit of the perfect job stop you from recognizing a great job. Next, don’t get caught up in job titles. Consider part time employment. If you are able, be open to the possibilities of working 2nd or 3rd shift. When you search for your first job, keep skills development and learning opportunities in mind. For example, if you’ve just graduated with a degree in civil engineering, don’t limit your search to ‘civil engineering jobs’. Consider jobs that will help you to understand your field better, and make you more valuable to employers. In this case, that might be working in computer aided design or spending time on a surveying crew. You may like this: 14 Tips for Your First Job- Infographic   3. Send a Customized Resume And Cover Letter For Each Application You should never send the same resume out twice. Each job you apply for will be at a different company with a different culture, and a different set of needs. Take some time to identify these. Then, customize your resume accordingly. You might add or remove keywords, re-sequence your skill set, or provide more or less details on previous education or work experience. For example, if you’re applying for a job that requires lots of hard, technical skills and little to no customer contact, you’re three years of retail experience may not be relevant. If the next job you pursue is a help desk support position, you probably want the hiring manager to know that you have customer service experience. 4. Focus on Your Skills It’s not likely that you have much work experience. Employers get that. Still, they want to be convinced that you can be productive from day one, or as close as possible. It’s imperative that you focus on the skillset that you have developed in both interviews, and on your resume. 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Are there certificates you can earn to make yourself more valuable to employers? You may like this: First Day at Work? Tips To Avoid Some Common Mistakes   6. Take Culture Into Consideration Company culture has a huge impact on employee morale. You can have a great job, but if you don’t fit in with your coworkers or work environment, you won’t be happy. Research companies before you apply for jobs. Talk about company culture and work environment in interviews. Use Glassdoor and other similar websites as sources to learn as much as possible from existing and former employees. 7. Be Prepared For Tough Interview Questions What is your biggest weakness? Where do you see yourself in five years? What interests you about actuarial science? Interviewers are famous for asking sticky questions. Some are the lame but obligatory questions that you’ll encounter in most interviews. Others may come as a result of your resume. In any case, be prepared for both. Have an answer ready for those oh so common interview questions. Then, take a close look at your resume and work experience. Be honest with yourself. Are there things that may be seen as red flags that hiring managers may question? If you’ve done a lot of job hopping or have large gaps in your employment history, be prepared to explain that. 8. Find Job Sites That Focus on Graduates As a recent graduate, you have unique job search needs. On standard job boards, you’ll have to weed through jobs that you aren’t yet qualified for. Fortunately, there are job sites that cater to college students, recent graduates, and the companies that are interested in hiring them. You may like this: How to Choose the Right Job- Infographic   9. Keep Your Finger on The Pulse Stay up to date on happenings within your industry. If there are organizations for professionals in your field, join them. Attend expos, webinars, and seminars. Subscribe to industry magazines. If you can converse with insight and intelligence about your field, interviewers are going to take note of that. 10. Use Social Media to Your Advantage Your social media accounts can be a real asset to your job search. First, if you haven’t created a LinkedIn profile, do so right away. Then, reach out to friends, coworkers, other students, past employers, and industry influencers. Once you’ve completed that task, create other professional, social media profiles. Then, start developing relationships with others in your field. Share stories of your professional accomplishments. Post industry related articles, and broadcast your own thoughts and insights. You can be certain that potential employers will look you up on social media. Take advantage of this, and provide them with something that is sure to leave a good impression. Conclusion:- It’s a challenging job market, and recent graduates have a unique set of challenges on top of that. Take the steps above into consideration, and you’ll significantly increase your chances of landing interviews. More importantly, you’ll be more likely to receive job offers using these strategies. About Amanda Sparks   Amanda Sparks, pro writer, and editor, who is currently working on essay writing service Essay Supply lifestyle writer at Huffington Post. I am fancy doing perfect things for this perfect world and help people make their life easier with my lifestyle tips.

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  • Expungement help for ex-offenders and felonsExpungement help for ex-offenders and felons

    Expungement help for ex-offenders and felons   I would like to know how can I start an organization that can help ex-offender and cons with expungement. I know a lot of good people who just made bad choices in there lives because they wanted to make fast money. Now they want to change and that chapter in there life is still holding them back. This is what I like to do. I would like to maybe be the liaison in between the person who needs the expungement and the court system. I want to set up an office that will implement your system or method to help my people. Your Thoughts? KB Expungement help for ex-offenders and felons A: Hello KB, I’m glad you asked this question. There are many ex-offenders and ex felons who would like to help themselves and others in the same situation. The processes that govern expungement and the sealing of records are legal and vary from state to state. My suggestion is to contact your local legal aid service. There you will find attorneys who are familiar with the expungement statutes in your state. They also know of their colleagues who specialize in area. Often lawyers will offer their service for free or nearly free as a service to the community. They may even know of employers that will hire people with criminal records. Many ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs will need some type of legal assistance to make the search for employment more effective. Your local legal aid office can be found in your telephone directory of contact the Bar Association in your state to find your local office. I hope this helps Are you an ex-offender or felon who has a question about finding a job with a criminal record? You could have your question answered right here. Email your question to: BelievePublications@comcast.net.   Jobs for Felons: Companies that Hire Ex-offenders and Felons     Expungement help for ex-offenders and felons Companies Hire Felons | Companies That Hire Felons | Companies That Hire Ex-offenders | Employers That Hire Ex-offenders | Employers That Hire Felons | Jobs For Felons | Jobs For Ex-offenders | Jobs That Hire Felons | Places That Hire Felons | Felon Friendly Jobs | Felon Friendly Employers | Jobs for Felons | Jobs For People That Have Felonies | Jobs For People With A Criminal Record | Expungement The post Expungement help for ex-offenders and felons appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders and Felons - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.

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  • Will expungement help with a misdemeanor charge?Will expungement help with a misdemeanor charge?

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  • Female felon looking for job search helpFemale felon looking for job search help

    Female felon looking for job search help   Hello, My name is Crystal and I an a felon convicted on July 27, 2011 for involuntary manslaughter.   I was the passenger in the car and the driver hit a pedestrian on a bike and unfortunately the pedestrian didn’t make it. I was given probation and didn’t do any jail time.  I was able to maintain my job the whole time during all that and a month after I was convicted my job let me go do to me being convicted.   They were well aware of everything from day one but anyways my question is, where can I look for work? I have applied everywhere and I know its not going to be easy but I was hoping that maybe I could get a few suggestions from you at this point.  Anything will help. Thank you   Female felon looking for job search help     A: Hello Crystal, If this is any consolation, of all of the cases I deal with, Manslaughter is one of the most forgiving of felonies. My first suggestion is, when completing applications, always list your conviction as “Involuntary Vehicular Manslaughter.”  That will probably eliminate any further questions because it is pretty self-explanatory.  It also implies that there was no criminal intent involved. My next suggestion is one I make to all ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs is to go to your nearest One-stop Career Center. One-stop Career Centers are very underutilized resources that ex-offenders and felons can use not only to get jobs, but to get career counseling and training. In addition, these centers provide a long list of valuable services. Some services available are: Career planning and counseling Workshops (Resume Writing, Interviewing Skills, and related topics.) Computers with internet access and word processing Daily access to thousands of job listings Job-related magazines and local newspapers Job postings and referrals Printers, fax machines, phones, and copiers for job search use Each center has trained counselors that provide one-on-one assistance. Many of them have experience assisting ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs. As stated in a previous post, you can find your nearest center here: www.servicelocator.org    Where can a felon find jobs? You may also want to look into expungement.  Expungement basically is  a court order effectively sealing a court proceeding of a case and its affects from public view. This would appear that your conviction does not exist. It does, but will only be visible to the court system, law enforcement and government agencies. Many ex-offenders and felons looking for jobs seek legal counsel before the can start an effective job search just to see how their records will impact their ability to get jobs. I suggest contacting your local legal aid office to see just how viable an option expungement is for you. I hope this helps. Jobs for felons: Ten Simple Steps to Getting a Job with a Criminal Record Jobs for Felons: 4 Great Tips on Getting a Job with a Criminal Record! Jobs for Felons: How does a criminal record affect employment? Jobs for felons: Criminal Record Expungement & Federal Pardons     Are you an ex-offender or felon who has a question about finding a job with a criminal record?  I have been helping ex-offenders and felons get jobs for over ten years and I feel I have an understanding of what works. I will be updating this blog often. I will answer specific questions relating to getting a job with a criminal record on this blog so feel free to send me your questions.   You could have your question answered right here. Email your question to: BelievePublications@comcast.net. If you are a felon and really serious about getting a job with a criminal record or helping someone you care about get a job, check out this link: From Jail to a Job   Female felon looking for job search help Companies Hire Felons | Companies That Hire Felons | Companies That Hire Ex-offenders | Employers That Hire Ex-offenders | Employers That Hire Felons | Jobs For Felons | Jobs For Ex-offenders | Jobs That Hire Felons | Places That Hire Felons | Felon Friendly Jobs | Felon Friendly Employers | Jobs for Felons | Jobs For People That Have Felonies | Jobs For People With A Criminal Record | Jobs for Female Felons The post Female felon looking for job search help appeared first on Jobs for Ex-offenders and Felons - Help for Ex-offenders and Felons Looking for Jobs.

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