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Headhunters: Making Yourself Delectable Part: 2

This is the second post in this series which is designed to help you get a little insight in to the world of executive recruiters and “headhunters”.  The more know the better off you will be when it comes time to sit down with one of these staffing professionals.  Click here for part 1. How […]

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Fine Tune Your Job Description Without Being Asked

“Living in fear of loss of job and income,” management guru Peter Drucker once wrote, “is incompatible with taking responsibility for job and work group, for output and performance.” When Drucker wrote this he was chiefly talking about the safety nets of unemployment compensation and severance pay, but also added: “Wherever a business has provided real […]

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Herculean Labors To Keep You On The Payroll

Make yourself indispensable. There are as many ways to make yourself indispensable as there are reasons for your boss to curyou loose.  It pays to whip up the glue that will help you stick around.  Does your sales manager beef that no one is a team player?  Hand off the ball every chance you get and […]

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Successful People Who Were Let Go

Walt Disney was fired from a newspaper for lack of ideas. According to Fortune Small Business, David Neeleman was fired by Southwest Airlines with a non-compete clause so tough it nearly  pushed him into starting up family dental clinics.  Today the Jet Blue Airlines he founded is among the most successful and innovative new-wave carriers […]

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The Continuity Of Contrarians | Best Business Book

You’re smart, or they wouldn’t have hired you.  You’ve read the tea leaves about job and career changes, and you know how frequently they happen.  The head-office people figure you’re probably good for five years.  Then you’ll either bolt…or could be they’ll stretch you out on the chopping block during the next downsizing “harvest.” Almost […]

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Should You Go Under The Knife After You Get The Ax?

A 2009 article in the Chicago Tribune says, “People who lost stable jobs in 1982 suffered from an immediate 30 percent drop in their earnings, according to Social Security and other government records.  As a group, they never recovered…A decade later, their earnings were down 20 percent compared with workers with similar profiles who avoided […]

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The More You Grow Up, The Less You Blow Up.

There was a father who had a son with a bad temper.  The father knew the danger of the anger, so he gave his son a bag of nails and told him that every time he lost his temper, he must hammer a nail in to the back of the fence.  The first day the […]

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Find Me A Job!

The advent of social networking suddenly made it possible for people to reach thousands and in some case millions of contacts to fulfill very specific personal needs for products, relationships, and -most of all-jobs.  This is a brand-new marketplace.  How do you manage it to get the best results? To be sure, job seekers have […]

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Job Hunt Got You Down? | Best Business Book

The average person will have at least three career changes and ten different jobs by age thirty-eight. In this era of downsizing and outsourcing, you can never be sure your job will still exist in five years- or five weeks. So you’d better think of your career as a perpetual job search. That demands a […]

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