Be Persistent In Pursuit Of Your Dream Job

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Do you have a dream job or company that you want to work for? Let’s say that you’ve mapped out a career path, down to the steps that you need to take to make it all happen. While we must all leave some room for things to change or go a bit different than we expect, since life is just that way, we should all have a vision and a plan to achieve what we want.

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Establishing Credibility At Your New Job

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You got the job! Congratulations! After telling all of your loved ones the good news and, deservedly, feeling great about being the candidate that got the nod instead of all of the others interviewed, the day has arrived: your first day at your new company in your new role.

The main thing that you should concern yourself with when beginning a new role is establishing credibility. The dictionary defines credibility as “the quality of being ...

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Career Search Resolutions For The New Year

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Let me begin by saying “Happy Holidays” to you and yours! This is such a wonderful time of the year for so many reasons. One of those reasons is that we usually get to spend some quality time with our family and friends. Another is that there is the opportunity to reflect on the year that has passed and set goals for the year that is to come.

For many of my clients and followers, ...

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7 Common Interview Mistakes Made By Candidates

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You have made it through the process to being one of the final candidates for a position. The interview is your opportunity to demonstrate that “I am the best candidate for this position. Let me tell you why.” Any hint or red flag that might indicate you are a bad hire will put you out of the running. Employers cannot afford to make bad hires. With reviewing resumes, reference checks, interviewing, training and more—hiring a replacement is ...

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Is your Personal Brand on Social Media Networking Sites Costing You?

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Current research suggests that you can have the perfect resume and still not get the position that you interview for. In fact, 80% of employers are looking for a cultural fit over executive skills.

It has been said that interviews boil down to three things:

  1. Can you do the job?
  2. Will you do the job with passion?
  3. Do we want you around?

The third question can be restated as “Do you fit ...

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How I Was Drafted Into My Life’s Work

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I recently had a conversation with a colleague who asked how I got into the Human Resources profession. The answer is the military.

I got drafted into the US Army after graduating from college. I went through basic training at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, and then got assigned to a Military Assistant Advisory Group (MAAG) in the Panama Canal Zone. The base was located on a mountain overlooking the Canal and Panama City. ...

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Challenges and Strategies For Up-and-Coming Minority Executives

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You have done all of the right things. You have gone to the “right” schools. You have excelled in your professional career (with the sterling performance reviews to prove it). You seem well-positioned to take the next step: getting a shot at the top executive jobs and boardroom position that non-minorities seem to get when having a track record that is similar to yours. But you do not get that opportunity. You get passed over again and again. What to ...

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7 RED FLAGS That You Are In The Wrong Job

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With a new year upon us, perhaps it is time to take a look at that area of our lives where we send so much time: our jobs.

Are you on the right career path? If any of the following 7 RED FLAGS are showing up in your work life, a change may be in order.

1. You have no passion for the job.

There are not many things worse ...

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Personality Traits That Employers Are Looking For

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Current research suggests that you can have the perfect resume and still not get the position that you interview for. In fact, 80% of employers are looking for a cultural fit over executive skills.

From data collected from over 1,200 companies, here are the 5 personality traits that employers are looking for most:

Professionalism

A first impression trait, the employer will begin making an evaluation of you from the time that ...

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How a Good Executive Search Recruiter Collaborates with Job Seekers

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Recruiters are the gatekeepers to your dream position. A good executive search recruiter makes the difference between simply having a job and having one that is a good fit. In order to collaborate well with them, it’s important to know a little about how a good executive search recruiter works. Being prepared for what they are looking out for, will make sure that you won’t be caught off guard when you receive a call from them. Here ...

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