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Archive for July, 2010

July 30th, 2010 by Andrew Kucheriavy   Posted in Career Advice

business man leading his team- isolatedYou don’t become an executive of a major corporation overnight.  In fact, it may be encouraging to know that many of the most successful executives have advanced their careers from low-level jobs by earning their way to the top. 

From Warren Buffet to Steve Jobs, Michael Dell to Donald Trump, all these executives started from humble beginnings.

Here are their stories:

 


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July 29th, 2010 by Juliana Weiss-Roessler   Posted in Job Search, Most Popular, Resume Writing

The woman searches for work.For certain positions, such as web design, graphic art, writing, and other artistic endeavors, you may be requested to submit samples of your past work before you are hired. Whatever the format, it’s important to put your best foot forward. Look at it from the employer’sperspective; what do they want to see from you?

Choose samples that are most applicable to the position. The idea is to give them the sense that you can do the job, because you’ve already done it before! For example, if you are applying for a position designing product labels, be sure to include many product label designs in your submission. But what if you don’t have any product labels? Consider what other connections you have to the products. It’s a dog food company? Great, you have drawings of animals to submit.

Show your range. This is especially important if you are applying for a position where you will have a wide array of responsibilities, but it’s a good idea even if the position calls primarily for one specific task. For example, if you are a writer applying for a position where you will be writing press releases, the vast majority of your samples should be press releases, but you can also showcase your ability to write articles, commercial scripts, and product copy. The company may recognize the value of your many talents – you can help out the rest of the marketing team! – and it can put you ahead of the pack.
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July 28th, 2010 by Robert Moskowitz   Posted in Employee Rights, In the Workplace

sexual harassmentYou’d think we’d have grown past it by now, but sexual discrimination and sexual harassment still rear their ugly heads in the workplace. You can and should avoid it, much as you avoid the flu, making sure not to be on the receiving end and never, ever being a donor.

Here’s how to immunize yourself:

1) Know It When You See It

a) Sexual Discrimination

Sexual discrimination exists when a person is treated differently simply because of his or her gender, and when that different treatment also affects the “terms or conditions of employment” in a negative way. Sexual discrimination is illegal.


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July 27th, 2010 by Sergey Novoselov   Posted in Employee Rights, Job News, Unemployment

Don't let a pink slip ruin your dayThe United States used to have the largest and most prosperous middle class in the world, but now that is changing and the rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer at a blinding speed.

The main reason for such fundamental changes is the side effects of the globalism and “free trade” that our leaders insisted would be so good for us. It turned out that they forgot to tell us that in “global economy” American workers would eventually have to directly compete for jobs with people in other countries with no minimum wage and few other regulations. Over the last several decades the big global corporations have greatly benefited by exploiting third world labor, but more and more middle class Americans have found things to be very tough.

Most people have nothing to offer in the marketplace other than their labor and absolutely dependent on someone else giving them a job. U.S. workers are much less attractive today compared to the rest of the world. They are extremely expensive, and the government keeps passing regulations that makes it even more difficult to conduct business in the United States. Therefore large corporations are moving operations out of the U.S. and, since the U.S. government does not penalize them for doing so, there is no incentive for them to stay.
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July 26th, 2010 by Linda White   Posted in Interviewing, Job Search, Most Popular

Job InterviewContinued from Common Interview Questions and Answers - Part 1 and Common Interview Questions and Answers - Part 2

Q: Why do you want this job?

A: “I am looking for a position in this industry that will allow me to grow. I was very intrigued when I saw the posting for this job and even more interested once I looked into this company. I am well qualified for the position but there is still room for a challenge. I know I could make a great contribution here.”

Rationale: Many employers are now seeing people reach far afield from what their usual occupation or industry is. They really do want to know if you are just using the shotgun approach or if you want this job. Tip: Use the actual industry and the company name whenever possible (don’t say ‘this industry’).

 

Q: How long would you expect to work for us if hired?

A: “I’m not just looking for a job, I’m looking for a place where I can feel comfortable and stay a long time. I would be happy to stay as long as we both feel I’m doing a good job.”

Rationale: Hiring takes a lot of time and energy. Employers don’t want to do it more than necessary. Of course, things happen, but be as honest as you can be here. If you are all the way to the interviewing process, you should have decided by now that this is a position and company you can stay with. But you can’t really be specific, can you?
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