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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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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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Negotiation is a Brain Game Posted on
May 17, 2016 by

Negotiation is a Brain Game

Cheshire Parker Schneider and Bryan’s family law lawyer Jenny Bradley shared insights on mediation, negotiation techniques and working with high conflict people at the CareerPro Inc. Executive meeting. Bradley: “The human brain has three ‘layers’; a reptile brain, an Inside Out brain, a primate brain.” Citing her core education and training in psychology, each brain […]

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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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Social-Mobile-Recruiting-Power Posted on
April 13, 2016 by

Social + Mobile Recruiting Power

Mobile recruiting must be seen as a global reality, a trend that impacts every company, anywhere in the world. It will impact your career, your company and your search. The world of social recruiting will become a significant hiring source and place for engagement. As we match the two you now should see the newest […]

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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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2016 Global Perspective Posted on
January 29, 2016 by

Career Planning: A 2016 Global Perspective on Business and Career

by John M. O’Connor and Sallyann Hulick Business and stock market fluctuations continue to be the order of the day. More than any other time in history, those fluctuations come from a global marketplace. So how do you navigate that marketplace for your business and even your own career plans? Today a successful business and […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. Posted on
January 27, 2016 by

First Rites – My Dad’s Article and Interview with Martin Luther King, Jr.

This is the story of my dad’s interview with Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1957; Philip F. O’Connor wrote and published this article, First Rites, in SF Gate in 1997: In the late spring of 1957, Martin Luther King Jr. was struggling to gain control of the budding civil rights movement. On a ridiculously smaller scale, […]

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