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Share I need to preface my comments by acknowledging that getting laid off is not an enjoyable thing for anyone.  Although we don’t have control over being laid off, we do have control over the ensuing job hunt. The following is a partial list of layoffs that took place last Thursday and Friday around the country: Northrup Grumman laid off 173 in Virginia, Rockwell Automation laid off 150 in Milwaukee, WI, P
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Share Three weeks ago I received a tweet from a highly talented and motivated aspiring marketing professional. She asked me to walk her through some interview preparation for an informational interview she had coming up the next day.  This may be one of my single most favorite things to do (It was the subject of one of my recent blog posts). She explained that she had an informational interview with an organizati
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Share When I first heard this about 15 years ago, I felt as if a huge weight was lifted off my shoulders.  For the first time in my life I realized that I had a simple process for dealing with any problem, challenge, situation or obstacle.  I have lived a more peaceful life ever since.  Here are the only three things we can do when faced with something we don’t like; We can try to change it. (notice I did
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Share My post college participation in the workforce has spanned 25 years, 5 industries, and 6 states. I had a conversation the other night with a former colleague from my days in the hospitality industry.  I don’t remember how the subject came up, but we began to talk about our experiences with on-boarding and training.  Ultimately, how well were we prepared to succeed with that company from day one? So I
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Share This past week while working on a variety of openings, I began to think about the simple things candidates could do that would make connecting with them a lot easier.  The more I think about it,the more I realize that these are actually things that candidates can do to be found more easily. These are also things that will make you more appealing through the recruiting process.  Let me know if you have any o
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Share This past Friday I had the privilege of attending the Leukemia Lymphoma Society Man and Woman of the Year dinner in Minneapolis.  This program celebrates the tireless work and support provided by the local and national LLS organization as they support the patients and families of patients who are affected by leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma. The Man and Woman of the Year event is a 10
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Share A couple of weeks ago I received a tweet from an excited jobseeker who wrote that she finally got her first 2 interviews after a 6 month drought.  We had been corresponding about her struggles to appeal to the hiring managers in her field within her city. After a few tweets and e-mails and some simple advice on how to enhance her presence, she began working on this tirelessly. As a result, she got the inter
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Share This past Tuesday I had the good fortune to attend a networking event where the guest speaker was 5 time New York Times best selling author Harvey Mackay. His latest book, entitled “Use Your Head To Get Your Foot In The Door” centers around the little things one can do to overcome the challenges of the current depressed job market. In all of his books he has always been consistent in his belief
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Share This past Friday, Labor Secretary Linda Solis delivered an address that gave some hope regarding job creation in the United States.  However, she cautioned that we are not out of the woods just yet. I decided to do some research on the subject because there is always something more to the story. The bad news is that The U.S. unemployment rate rose to 9.9 percent last month.  The silver lining is that this
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Share Earlier this week I received a question from a soon to be college graduate. She stated that she was going to be graduating in the coming month and was wondering if it was the right time to begin her job search? I almost fell out of my chair.  If I knew where she was attending school, I’d seek out her advisor and give them a piece of my mind. If you are graduating soon and you have yet to begin your job
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