Archive for the ‘Job Search’ Category

Networking Online Posted on
August 11, 2016 by

5 Ways to Discipline + Network Online

The word networking conjures up so many thoughts and words. What do you want on or off-line networking to do for you? How do you want to be perceived on the different networking mediums. Does this matter that much to you or are you a mild observer or a light or non-participant on Facebook, LinkedIn, […]

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Loose Cannon Posted on
July 21, 2016 by

Did You Just Hire a Loose Cannon?

By David Snyder and John M. O’Connor The hiring process in one of the most delicate tasks that companies face. Employee turnover costs firms thousands of dollars every year, and making poor hiring decisions can be devastating. While it is critical that managers attempt to hire workers with exceptional character, it is equally important that […]

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Rethinking LinkedIN Posted on
July 18, 2016 by

3 Ways to Change Conventional LinkedIn Thinking

Conventional career coaching wisdom, advice columns and more seem to agree. The mindset for most professionals and many people advising folks who are in career transition is the more you do on LinkedIn the better. Just like most cliches that mindset contains some truth and it seems okay and kind of mild. This thought process […]

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The Questions behind Interviews and how to Answer them Posted on
April 27, 2016 by

The Questions Behind Interview Questions

In almost every interview and with every interview question interviewees try to one up with the perfect answer. They often believe that behind most interview questions lurk another hidden group of questions and an agenda. They are right. Unless it is a closed ended question about facts, software/technology or right/wrong or true/false questions, most questions […]

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Key Federal Resources for Veterans Posted on
April 13, 2016 by

Key Federal Employment Resource for Veterans

Let’s focus on hiring issues for veterans and the federal government. The United States government calls this section of FedsHireVets.gov Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans. With the many conflicting information sites claiming to provide veterans with career assistance and advice, I want to distill some very good information provided to veterans through, yes, our government in […]

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Manage-time-effectively-in-career-and-life Posted on
April 13, 2016 by

Career Control & Marketing: Manage Time Effectively

How to Manage Time Effectively by Jeff Davidson and John M. O’Connor Many are motivated to achieve their goals and a large number already possess the requisite skills. However, the one thing everyone seems to say is that they don’t have enough time. Write an article? Prepare a speech? Do all of this while in […]

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Career-Resolutions-Featured Posted on
January 29, 2016 by

Your #1 Career Resolution – Thrive During Change

by John M. O’Connor and Barbara Hemphill It’s just so easy to set resolutions at the beginning of a new year. It feels good to do it. Even in the best of times, your work life can be challenging and managing interruptions happen in literally every job, blue collar to white collar. When unexpected changes […]

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Connect with the Right Staffing Firm Posted on
August 13, 2015 by

How to Connect with a Staffing Firm

Working with staffing companies, recruiters (both third party and company/organizational) can be intimidating. In a recent interview and discussion with one of our longtime networking friends I found some notes I thought would be helpful to our readers. Jeff Raxlin serves in an executive role with a leading recruiting company in North Carolina, Kelaca, and I posed a number of challenging questions to to find out some of what I call the insider secrets to networking with and building a relationship with recruiters. What you will see focus on Mr. Raxlin’s thoughts and my notes and thoughts on this issue of staffing and recruiter communications.

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Energize-Your-Job-Search-Thumb Posted on
August 01, 2015 by

Behaviors to Energize a Stalled Job Search

A local news anchor and reporter recently asked me about these issues and it inspired these thoughts:

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Interview Preparation Advice and Primers Posted on
May 18, 2015 by

Interview Preparation Primer

Do you feel lost in a recovering economy career-wise? Are there things you feel you need to do now to recast your average career path into an extraordinary career path? Would you like some kind of basic interview career strategy and thought process that you can use today? In 20+ years of working with top […]

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