Recruiters – Recessions – Reinvention

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You can read a lot of insight into this post about third-party recruiters, recruiter behavior and more during recessions. Some people wonder why recruiters can earn placement fees from companies during recessions or high by historical standards unemployment figures.  Since the recession started about a year ago we have seen a lot of recruiters face difficult circumstances in placing candidates …

Electrify Your Personal Brand

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Jane Harding, a top medical pharmaceutical sales representative, says that investing more in her personal brand could have gotten her hired faster. Here’s her story: She interacted daily with regional medical health centers, gave educational presentations and felt strongly that her portfolio of drugs helped patients recover more quickly from surgery. She made $100K+. One drug she represented was recalled …

Thoughts on Considering The Best Outplacement Coaches and Providers

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Outplacement firms focus on transitioning employees. In downsizings or terminations companies often choose outplacement programs or have them in place for these events. If you work in human resources choosing an outplacement firm and planning ahead would be a smart use of your time. Make these decisions in advance. Make them now. The design and delivery of services make the …

The Product You – Develop Your Personal Brand

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  Career Pro of NC, Inc. Executive Outplacement & Career Transition HOW TO CREATE A PERSONAL BRAND Stand Out from the Crowd by Marketing YOU! Today, the job market is tight. Layoffs are spreading across the country. Competition from overseas is fierce. Getting ahead in your company, in your industry seems a steeper climb than it did even a few …

Federal Opportunities – Resources for People with Disabilities

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  Many people in career transition find the development of proper resources, federal resumes and the many online options for submittal of this information to be overwhelming. Fortunately the federal employment system provides many helpful resources for well-deserving and qualified people who happen to to be disabled in some way. It’s been my experience in 17 plus years in the …

Dara Torres, Carly Piper, Kids Swimming and Gold Medal Attitude Toward Your Worklife

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Last month our local swim club hosted a session with Gold Medalist from 2004 – Carly Piper. Her time and talk focused on what motivated her and she spoke mostly to 10 and under kids at Lakepark Swimclub. Here are some reflections on winning and more since that time: First note, kids swimming heroes start with anyone willing to teach …

Your Job Should Be Your Calling

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In May I attended a career conference sponsored by The Ladders and Kennedy Information. A lot of well-known folks inside Career Management Alliance and around the globe attended. As the conference blogger and photographer I also represented one of my key vendors. This experience put me back in touch with the kind of thought leaders that drive the career industry …