The Job Interview—Morphed into Something Else

Job Advice Blog

Not too long ago, much-respected blogger Tim Tyrell-Smith of Tim’s Strategy conducted a survey, clearly finding that interviewers’ number one concern is “fit with the company’s culture.” Interview Skills by Alex Freund

Results of the 2014 Solopreneur Survey: Quality of Life is Up, Expectations are Up, Facebook is Down

The Solopreneur Life

Those are among the key findings in The Solopreneur Life 2014 End-of-Year Survey. This is the fourth year for The Solopreneur Life survey, which was conducted from November 12 to December 20. The survey attracted 308 responses. Surveys Solopreneur Survey

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Solopreneur Survey Results: 2013 Was a Good Year, Expectations Are Very High for 2014

The Solopreneur Life

Those are among the key findings in The Solopreneur Life 2013 End-of-Year Survey. This is the third year for The Solopreneur Life survey, which was conducted during the first three weeks of December. The survey attracted 204 responses. Download the complete survey results (PDF).

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Must Read Tips for Skype Interviews

Dumb Little Man

With modern technology, being in the office isn't always a necessity for the interview process. Skype and similar web-conferencing tools allow interviewers to connect with candidates throughout the world.

Q&A with Brian Madgett, VP of New York Life on Small Business Insurance Coverage Gap

Small Business CEO

… Finance Brian Madgett insurance gap interview small business insurance surveyMany small business owners view business insurance as the necessary evil, and thus they are reluctant whether they should take more coverages or not.

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Are You an Effective Job Search Networker?

Job Advice Blog

Based on a survey they conducted, Ivan R. Interview Skills by Alex Freund networking Networking StrategiesLoads of people network during their job search, but very few are effective at such networking. Certainly, some are better at it than others, but in general, the majority of people not only dislike networking but also are simply not good at it. Misner, Ph.D., and Don [.].

The Need for More and Better Future of Work Data

Small Business Labs

" One of the more interesting specific findings of this study is that the way government surveys ask about employment leads to an under counting of the self-employed, and especially those holding multiple jobs.

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Freelancers and the Rise of Multiple Income Sources

Small Business Labs

  As the article's title states, 87% of the surveyed freelancers reported having more than one source of income. We've known for some time from our interviews that side gigs and multiple income streams are becoming more common.

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Can your business measure up on customer service?

Service Untitled

The 2011 Temkin Experience Ratings surveyed 6,000 different consumers from 143 different companies which included retailers, banks, hotels, and financial institutions.

27% of Small Businesses Using Facebook

Small Business Labs

  You may wonder why this survey shows lower social media usage than other surveys?    The answer is survey methodology. 

What Hiring Managers Think About During an Interview

On The Job

No matter how prepared you are, a job interview can be tough. But wouldn't this process be much easier if you could just read an interviewer's mind? While I can't give you that power, I can give you some insight into what interviewers are thinking from their side of the desk.

The Decline of Employee Training & The Rise of Side Gigs

Small Business Labs

  In our most recent survey of people with 2nd jobs, about 20% of these "side giggers" said "learning new skills" was the reason they had a 2nd job.   We don't have historical survey data on this.

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5 Reasons Millennials Want to Quit -- and How to Make Them Want to Stay

On The Job

A recent Gallup survey found that 28.9% In addition, a new Accountemps survey finds that 57% of millennials believe that changing jobs often is good for your career. of millennials (age 18 to 34) are disengaged. The reason?

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Survey Shows Younger Workers Most Comfortable Job Hunting While Employed

Office Dynamics

And, judging by a recent survey, many professionals are heeding this advice. Nearly three-quarters ( 73 percent ) of workers interviewed by Accountemps indicated they would not have a problem looking for new employment before leaving their current firm.

Job Interviewing 101

On The Job

Now, while it’s true we try to put a positive spin on our skills and abilities in order to gain the attention of hiring managers, it’s also true that nothing will get you dumped faster from the interviewing process than lying. A survey by DDI found that while 31 percent of hiring managers claim job seekers “misrepresent” their education, only 3 percent of potential employees agree. Tags: interviews resumes job candidates lying thank-you notes

Is Job Hopping Losing Its Stigma?

Office Dynamics

workers, a new Accountemps survey suggests. The survey was developed by Accountemps, the world’s first and largest specialized staffing service for temporary accounting, finance and bookkeeping professionals, and conducted by an independent research firm. MENLO PARK, Calif.,

How to Get the Best Employees to Stick Around

On The Job

Specifically, the survey finds that 46% of employees report that in the last year they’ve felt “stuck” in their jobs and have an unfulfilled desire to head for the exit. A stay interview means that you sit down one-on-one (read more here

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How Administrative Professionals Can Prepare for the Office of the Future

Office Dynamics

In recent Office of the Future research from OfficeTeam and the International Association of Administrative Professionals, 50 percent of survey respondents feel they have skills that are not being tapped at work. by Brandi Britton, district president, OfficeTeam.

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Customer satisfaction surveys

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Home About Service Untitled Subscribe for Free Consulting Contact Archives Customer satisfaction surveys Cheryl April 19, 2010 Behind the Scenes , Customer Satisfaction , Customer Service , Surveys 3 Comments I used to dabble in some online survey groups to gain experience in identifying customer satisfaction criteria. The survey companies paid a ridiculously low compensation or offered lotteries, sweepstakes or points to keep us participating.

Guest Post: Ritz-Carlton Customer Service Secrets

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Here is what she had to say: The answers in this article have been modified from the original transcript of Diana Oreck’s interview with Software Advice. The Gallup organization sends out a survey to 38 percent of guests that stayed the month before.

Why People Work in Coffee Shops and Why This Means Coworking Will Continue to Grow

Small Business Labs

  The article's authors briefly interviewed everyone who working in the Deus Ex Machina  coffee shop (pictured above) on a Tuesday at 12:30 PM. The results of their informal survey are not surprising - most everyone was doing some sort of job related work.

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The Institute for the Future's Profile of On-Demand Economy Workers

Small Business Labs

To develop these archetypes, IFTF conducted in-depth ethnographic interviews with 31 workers across a range of ages and socio-economic backgrounds. We used statistical clustering based on the results of a survey of about 4500 on-demand economy workers. 

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Contingent Labor Comprises 38% of Corporate Workforces

Small Business Labs

  The study is based on a survey and series of interviews with mostly HR and procurement professionals at large corporations.  Ardent Partners recently released their 2016-2017 State of Contingent Workforce Management report. 

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Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Customer satisfaction survey.

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Home About Service Untitled Subscribe for Free Consulting Contact Archives Customer satisfaction survey reflective of weak economy Cheryl October 20, 2010 Customer Satisfaction No Comments Would you ever think there would be a customer satisfaction survey about soda preferences? Ann Arbor based American Customer Satisfaction Index surveyed 1000 soft drink shoppers in June and July and asked questions about different types of sodas and their value for the money.

Defining and Achieving Small Business Success

Small Business Labs

  The study consisted of a survey of over 400 small business owners coupled with a set of 26 in-depth interviews with "successful" business owners.

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Why personal development is your own responsibility

Practically Perfect PA

The market research I undertook when I was developing my own training courses revealed that 28% of PAs surveyed have not upskilled in their current role. This applies to interviews and it applies to looking for training too.

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For Freelancers, It's All About Networks

Small Business Labs

Upon reflection - and with the help of a few follow-up interviews - we realized this makes perfectly good sense.  Follow-up interviews led to an interesting explanation. 

Word of Mouth is How Freelancers Find Jobs

Small Business Labs

Survey data from the MBO State of Independence study shows that 67% of independent worker respondents listed word of mouth as the most important source for getting assignments. It's not surprising that independent workers (freelancers, temps, self-employed, etc.)

Invest in Interpersonal Skills Development is Important but Few Plan to Invest in Them

Office Dynamics

Survey: Few CFOs Plan to Invest in Interpersonal Skills Development for Their Teams. June 19, 2013 / PRNewswire / -- Executives say it takes strong soft skills to move up the corporate ladder, but few firms provide training in this area, a new Accountemps survey finds.

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LinkedIn on the Power of Weak Ties - Implications for Coworking & Freelancers

Small Business Labs

Key quote: But over and over again, studies and surveys show us that "weak connections" are key to getting the job of your dreams—not the strong ties that everyone places so much weight on.

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It's Time to Stop Mindless Collaboration

On The Job

Plunging into data, interviews and surveys, she says she was surprised by the results and found that collaboration in many cases “was even more positive than we thought.”

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Interview with Doria Camaraza.

Service Untitled

To read this part of the interview, click “read more&# below. If you want to read part one of the interview, click here. Possibly Related Posts: Interview with Doria Camaraza from American Express – Part 1 of 4 About two weeks ago, I interviewed Doria Camaraza, who is.

85% of Managers are Looking for This

On The Job

It''s all pretty basic stuff, but I think this survey shows that it''s something that concerns hiring managers.It Think about how you can overcome any obstacles before you enter the interview, and you''ll already be ahead of the competition

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Using On-Demand Economy Platforms to Start and Build Businesses

Small Business Labs

According to the survey results, 37% of those using online, on-demand platforms have an existing business and 21% have a desire to run their own business. Unlike a traditional full or part-time job, it's easy to start (no interviewing, no bosses, no fix schedules, etc.)

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Self-Employed Happier With Lives Than Employees

Small Business Labs

  These findings are very much in alignment with the results of our work surveying and interviewing the self-employed. Life Satisfaction and Self-Employment is an interesting academic study out of the UK.

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Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Interview with Doria Camaraza.

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Click “read more&# to read the interview. Social media is one of them and written commentary surveys are another listening post from each transaction. Lauderdale, we have a small Service Recovery Team that contacts customers who rate us as “poor” in written surveys.

How to Keep Your Best Employees From Leaving

On The Job

In a new book, “The Stay Interview,” author Richard P. If they’re asked what really matters most to Bob or Heather, they’re likely to give superficial answers and be unable to offer specifics because they’re relying only on surveys or analytics.

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4 Career Management Lessons You Can Learn From Playing Golf

Dumb Little Man

According to a 2016 LinkedIn survey , adaptability is one of the most in-demand soft skills. Before pursuing new opportunities, conduct informational interviews and consult professionals. The game of golf can teach us a lot about what it means to manage a successful career.

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Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Interview with Doria Camaraza.

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Home About Service Untitled Subscribe for Free Consulting Contact Archives Interview with Doria Camaraza from American Express – Part 3 of 4 Douglas September 22, 2010 Behind the Scenes , Culture , Interviews , Little Things, Big Differences , Specific Companies No Comments This is part three of a four part interview with Doria Camaraza, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Fort Lauderdale Service Center for American Express.

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Interview with Doria Camaraza.

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Home About Service Untitled Subscribe for Free Consulting Contact Archives Interview with Doria Camaraza from American Express – Part 1 of 4 Douglas August 26, 2010 Behind the Scenes , Customer Service Experience , Hiring & Training , Interviews , Specific Companies No Comments About two weeks ago, I interviewed Doria Camaraza, who is is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Fort Lauderdale Service Center for American Express. Interview?