The Power of Volunteering

Dumb Little Man

There are thousands of potential opportunities that can allow you to share your skills and knowledge or learn something totally new. You can learn new skills. When you volunteer, you get the chance to undertake training, learn, and practice a number of new skills. Many of these are soft skills which are skills that you are unlikely to learn from any university. Soft skills are difficult to represent on your resume. Career Goals Resume

2017 171

8 Time-Saving Tips

Ian's Messy Desk

You’ll be able to resume your work much faster than from a cold start. Become a hero to staff members who know only the basic functions of your voice-mail system and other devices, by learning the shortcuts and most useful and underused features; then teaching them. Ian’s Messy Desk Helping you get the most out of the 24 hours in your day.

2010 194
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Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

Office Dynamics

Getting certified — and earning a special designation you can put after your name on any resume or LinkedIn profile — demonstrates you’ve not only made a choice to pursue and complete a rigorous program of study, but it also shows to everyone around you that you are investing in your own career excellence, that you can set goals and achieve objectives. You may need to split costs with your employer, such as using vacation to attend a conference they pay for, etc.

Guest Blogger: David B. Wright, Author

The Office Professionals Place

Youve sent out dozens, or maybe even hundreds, of resumes and cover letters. Youve posted your resume on all the top job boards plus the various industry-focused and niche job sites related to your type of work. And youve been following all the best career advice and job search tips youve read, heard, learned, and developed. Can you bring in new business, improve operating efficiency, reduce costs, help build the strategy that will form the company’s future?

2009 109

The War On Grad School

Dumb Little Man

For many students, the cost of pursuing a graduate education remains hugely prohibitive. Less time and fewer opportunities to build work experience and resume while in school. Disney covers up to $700 per college credit and covers 100% of the cost of textbooks. Check out this infographic to learn more about the war on grad school. Career Goals Learning

2018 133

the fisher price concept

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection the fisher price concept On August 2, 2010, In Career Coaching by Judi Perkins , By The How-To Career Coach 0 Thanks to Fisher-Price, as babies we learn a concept that we seem to forget by the time we’re adults: you can’t put a square peg in a round hole.

2010 116

5 Tips to Convince Your Overprotective Parents to Let You Travel Alone

Dumb Little Man

However, you and I know that traveling is actually one of the best ways to learn and grow. How much do you think it is going to cost? Help them see how traveling will contribute to building your resume and your life skills. After all, the only way you can learn how to manage ‘life’ on your own and thrive is if they give you the opportunity to spread your wings and face new experiences in life by yourself.

2019 205

Free Webinar: Job Search Success Secrets

Eat Your Career

Perhaps you’ve been sending out resumes for a while without any luck (like so many others!). You’ll learn straightforward, easy-to-implement strategies that work. Attendees will learn…. Cost : $00.00. Whether you’re actively searching for a new job or just thinking about doing it in the near future, this training session will shine a light on how to get noticed in today’s competitive marketplace. Maybe you’ve been out of the workforce for a period of time.

2013 132

Why You Shouldn’t Worry About AI Taking Your Job – Yet

Dumb Little Man

Blatant sexism and discrimination in the resumes it favored. In the already male-dominated industry, the decade’s worth of resumes it reviewed to learn how to identify good candidates for successful hires were, not surprisingly, mostly male applicants. Sure, screening algorithms like this work on the surface level — this means analyzing data, sorting through piles of resumes, and picking out the “best fit” for a position.

2019 182

Incorporating Green Practices Into Self-Employment

Eco-Office Gals

Two pairs of fictitious resumes were sent off to job listings found around the web, and researchers found that individuals who listed self-employment as their last position were 63% less likely to receive what they requested for salary, or even land an interview at all. You should take your contract work seriously and use self-employment to boost your resume with real examples of your work. Market your eco-friendly approach to work, showing how your reuse is more cost-effective.

2013 122

Why We Need To Think More About Ethical AI Now

Dumb Little Man

It fed resumes into an artificial intelligence algorithm, telling it which candidates were successful hires. The result was not only that the AI refused to consider women applicants for jobs, but it also kicked out any resumes that have women as references. So, the AI learned to detect lighter skinned people much faster but struggled to identify people with darker skin tones. Learn more about ethical artificial intelligence from the infographic below.

2019 167

Recession-Proof Your Career With Tax Training

Dumb Little Man

Unemployment is inching up and the cost of living is outpacing wage growth by 14%. Make sure your resume and LinkedIn profiles are up to date and start working to build relationships within your network if you have not already. Learn new skills and take advantage of any job training available to you. See Also: How to Make Employers Pay a Closer Look at Your Resume. Learn more about recession-proofing your career from the infographic below.

2019 143

Overqualified and Interviewing

Office Dynamics

I have applied for positions I was overqualified for and thankful for what I learned from them. A possible response could be – I will utilize any downtime researching professional development opportunities such as free or low-cost webinars, training, conferences, etc. Possible boredom is alleviated when you continue learning and create better procedures; your workday becomes the most productive it can be. Constant learning with gratitude is a state of mind.

Repair or Replace Phone? Here’s Why You Need to Fix That Broken Phone

Dumb Little Man

Complicated psychology coupled with our daily needs plays a part in this costly cycle. We like to think of them as luxuries, particularly when involving substantially costly ones. Looking for jobs and applying for them and creating resumes are just some of the tasks that are increasingly done from smartphones. Cracked screens and batteries can often be changed out easily and for a cost that is a fraction of what you would pay for a new phone.

2019 163

5 Best Ways to Use Technology To Land Your Dream Job

Dumb Little Man

Spice Up Your Resume with Graphics. The chances of your resume being noticed are slim, especially if you used a generic template with boring, plain-text information. If you want more employers to notice you, consider handing over an infographic resume instead. You can use a free editing app, like Canva, to create your own infographic resume. A killer infographic resume would be useless if you will only choke on the actual interview.

2017 158

Why Effort Isn’t Enough to Reap the Best Rewards (Virtual Book Tour: Cynthia Kocialski)

Simple Productivity Blog

What does every resume consultant tell job seekers about differentiation – center your resume on your accomplishments in past jobs, don’t focus on what tasks and responsibilities were associated with each position. When a tutor or coach is engaged, there is no guarantee the student will learn anything because tutors want to be paid for effort. Grownups don’t want them to get the misguided impression that winning is all that matters, lest they should win at any costs.

2012 158

Getting the Most Out of Your Next Performance Evaluation

Office Dynamics

Learning is always a win-win for an employee & manager and progress is easily tracked. Explore ways to reduce supply costs by 5% to 10%. Track all supply orders, communicate with the department to determine necessary items and compare monthly costs of previous year then report progress to manager. Scheduling a performance evaluation meeting and setting measurable goals can be stressful or even seem unproductive to some.

2018 146

While in Transition, Are You Keeping Pace with Technology?

Job Advice Blog

Home Founder Resume Writing Career Coaching Marketing Yourself Selling Yourself Job Stress General Advice Interview Skills "The Relocated Spouse [link] — jobconnection While in Transition, Are You Keeping Pace with Technology? Companies are very interested in reducing costs, and they therefore embrace technology to keep up their levels of competitiveness with others in the same industry.

2010 109

Why You Think You're Prepared to Job Hunt -- But You're Really Not

45 Things

So in a panic, they just start sending out resumes right and left. They send out resumes. It was advertising for a position and we had resumes come in, and we had resumes from people three thousand miles away who didn’t really even have the qualifications. We would not be able to pay any moving costs. I could do that job or I could learn how to do it. I recently was interviewed on a podcast, "Find Your Dream Job."

Don't Wait: 8 Reasons to Leave Your Job Now

45 Things

With unemployment below 4%, there's never been a better time to say good-bye to a job that has cost you sleep, sanity and family relationships. It can be tough to decide that you've had enough, especially when you learned to put up with so much crap in the crappy job market of the last decade. The next time you find yourself sniping at a friend or family member about the best place to put the TV remote, you know it's time to get your resume together.

2018 54

Featured Soloist Patrick Curtis: “Start Something Today”

The Solopreneur Life

What is a mistake that you made that you have learned from? As more and more students learn about the resource, it is important that we reward our most knowledgeable users so that they also get value from helping others. My next project is jdOasis.com (for the legal profession) and based on what I learned with Wall Street Oasis, with the proper planning and execution I am confident we can create another active and helpful community.

2010 113

26 Ways to Make Meetings More Fun (…and productive)

Ian's Messy Desk

break the meeting into groups of 5 to 8 people and challenge each small group to design a skit, song, rap, dance or other ways to recap part of the “learnings” from the session. that won’t work…we tried that before…it’ll cost too much…” etc.), Set an alarm clock for ten minutes (15 or whatever), and resume the meeting immediately when the alarm sounds. Cover via Amazon. by Charlie Hawkins. Looking for ways to bring new life and energy to your meetings?

2012 138

On the Outside Looking In

Laughing all the Way to Work

A Job is Waiting to Happen to You Long gone are the days of scouring the newspaper want ads and pounding the pavement going from office to office submitting your resume. There are sites that are specifically for job hunters where you can submit your resume and a profile about yourself for any employer to see. Employers may get to see a side of you other than what you put on your resume or present at the interview. Click here for an article on preparing your resume.

2008 100

What To Expect As A Consultant

Simple Productivity Blog

I like to think that I did it with minimal fuss and concern to the client, being ever-mindful of how much my idle time was costing them. So I decided to put together a list of things that you need to be aware of if you are thinking about making the jump into consulting: The Client Doesn’t Know You Before you are at the client site, all the client knows about you is what is on your resume.

2010 118

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Being a Hiring Manager Doesn't Give.

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Friday, July 10, 2009 Being a Hiring Manager Doesnt Give You the Right To Be a Jackass I write a lot about how to pen a great resume, what to wear to an interview and how to give terrific answers to tough questions from hiring managers. Was there anything that I can work on to learn from this experience?"

2009 43

4 Ways to Increase Your Chances of Finding Remote Work

45 Things

Some of the reasons have to do with more employers seeking to cut real-estate costs by letting workers do their jobs from home, and by a desire of key talent to have more flexibility in their work arrangements. But then we learned that so much of medical work is looking at digital imagery, which can be done from another location. Your LinkedIn profile or resume should note experience working remotely or independently on projects. An early indicator is your resume.

2011 73

Uh-Oh: You May Not Be Worth What You Thought

On The Job

If an employer isn't offering you the salary you desire, ask for training opportunities -- either in another department, or to attend an industry event where you'll not only learn something, but make valuable professional contacts. Or, see if you can work from home at least one day a week to save on fuel costs. Some employers will pay the cost of monthly Internet service if you put in work time from home, or pay your cell phone bill if you spend time using it for business.

2008 100

Set Yourself Apart from the Competition » Make or Break Moments

Make or Break Moments

Each had a resume, test scores of the tests they’d volunteered to take to show their abilities and each provided a cover letter and their hourly rate. I thought I would prefer someone from the United States and Canada but I soon learned that they were the highest cost and not all had experience.

2010 100

Training is an Investment in Yourself That No One Can Take Away!

Office Dynamics

Within 2 days, we received over 258 resumes and within a week, we had over 600! The New Decade Assistant realizes he or she will have far greater impact and be able to better assist their manager or leader by taking time to learn. If you take 6 hours today to focus on your education and learn techniques that will make you sharper and smarter, you are saving your manager and organization a lot of time and cost over a year or two years.

2010 109

Training is an Investment in Yourself That No One Can Take Away!

Office Dynamics

Within 2 days, we received over 258 resumes and within a week, we had over 600! The New Decade Assistant realizes he or she will have far greater impact and be able to better assist their manager or leader by taking time to learn. If you take 6 hours today to focus on your education and learn techniques that will make you sharper and smarter, you are saving your manager and organization a lot of time and cost over a year or two years.

2010 100

Why the world’s greatest coaching sales strategy isn’t working for me anymore

The Shrink for Entrepreneurs

This comes complete with recommendations for resources to access, things to learn, and capability gaps to close. NOTE: Everything you learn in the test-drive consult will be explicitly designed to be 100% actionable even if you never contact me again. Remember, though Test Drive Consult costs money it is 100% risk free, and in a very real way: Your payment is held in escrow (Paypal does that for everyone anyway) while you think over our work together.

2013 51

How to Land More Clients and Boost Your Income by Teaching

Men With Pens

Once you’ve delivered a few successful lessons, add your teaching credentials to your resume and About page. My teaching status was verification of my ability to learn and master new writing styles. Blogging is a preferred platform these days, but there are tons of people out there who want to learn in person. Many writers share booths with other writers to disperse costs and draw a larger crowd. Get the wooden desks and dusty chalkboards out of your mind.

2012 53

Guest Post: What Makes Virtual Administrative Assistants Work?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Make sure your resume is up to scratch: Your resume should list your skills, your experience in working as a virtual assistant, and any other capabilities that you think potential employers are looking for. Since there is no chance of a face-to-face interview where you can convince people of your abilities, your resume should say it all. Its and Its Learned vs. Learnt Lets versus lets Listing job responsibilities May,Should, Must may/might and can/could Me or Myself?

2009 100

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

Laughing all the Way to Work

Pay attention or it could cost your company money. It was going to cost our company $5,000 plus in cancellation fees. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Its and Its Learned vs. Learnt Lets versus lets Listing job responsibilities May,Should, Must may/might and can/could Me or Myself?

2010 109

Why Your Behavior Matters Now More Than Ever

45 Things

Outsourcing is not being done just for cost advantages," Seidman says. "In That means doctors must learn to deliver compassionate bedside care, teachers need to create a sense of possibility in the classroom, and salespeople can't just meet their quotas but must also create trusting relationships, he says. It used to be that we controlled the information about ourselves because we controlled what we put on our resume.

2011 60

Cystic Fibrosis

Laughing all the Way to Work

I am planning a local fundraiser to help the family with the costs on November 15th, but of course it will be in Ottawa, Canada and I know most of you are elsewhere. Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style! Its and Its Learned vs. Learnt Lets versus lets Listing job responsibilities May,Should, Must may/might and can/could Me or Myself?

2008 100

Work-Life Balance 2.0 and Small Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Community for small business outsourcing and cost control. Effective Small Business Planning Strategy Planning your small business is the best way to avoid costly mistakes. Planned Maintenance – Upgrade to WinWeb.com The Cost of Borrowing Small Office Tips Finding The Best Employees For Your Small Business Do You Need Encouraging To ‘Go Green’? amstore Said on August 20th, 2009 at 11:04 am Much to learn from people such as yourself. E-Mail me or follow me.

2007 166

8 tips to help you find your way in this tough job market

45 Things

It not only drives down recruitment costs for employers because they are sharing resources, but candidates have access to more opportunities through a job search program known as UnitedWeWork. Employers have to weed through hundreds of resumes for even the most basic jobs, so they immediately discard ones where the skills don’t match their requirements. They may just see you as someone who can save them from going through stacks of resumes,” he says.

2009 40

Why You Need to Have More than Your Clients | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

I know whenever I’m looking to hire somebody for contract work or to share in projects I’m taking on I always check their website to learn more about them. The more money it costs the more stable you look. I quickly learned that I was, to paraphrase your client, doing OK, I guess. I want to see what it looks like and learn more about them. But at the same time, my point was that high cost does not always equal high quality.

2010 55

Should You Feel Sorry for Your Boss?

45 Things

Morrison says he has learned an important lesson that he wants to pass onto leaders dealing with stress in unhealthy ways: "Dont be afraid to seek help," he says. Even with the treatment costs of $40,000 to $60,000 a month at his facility, Morrison has no doubt he will be seeing more executives in the future. Karen, The Resume Chick (on Google or Twitter for questions, comments or violent reactions) September 10, 2010 11:36 AM Anita said.

2010 56

5 Surefire Ways to Get Freelancing Clients | Men With Pens

Men With Pens

Learn. Second, it looks good to have a couple good causes on your resume. April 2, 2010 at 7:01 pm The only thing I’d caution readers on (and I learned this the hard way) is that you need to make sure you take advantage of paid work whenever it’s available; marketing is great, but don’t spend all hours marketing and not making immediate revenue.

2010 50

Three Reasons You Need to Convince Newbies They Need a Website.

Men With Pens

We want to learn more about the people we’re going to hire services from. In my industry, I hear excuses like it cost too much. Things I despise- how frustrating it is to get resumes from people with e-mail addresses like pupluvr29@yahoo.com.

2010 57

Want To Build Your First Website?

Daily Writing Tips

How much would it cost? In my role as an e-learning coordinator at a Further Education college in the UK, I have come across a couple of sites that readers may find useful to support their development of web pages. A blog is another type of website, and with WordPress you can make your site look like anything you want, so you just need to learn how to customize WordPress more (or get someone to do it for you).

2010 54