posted Saturday, September 3, 2011 8:40 PM
International Update Your Resume month is a time to focus on updating your resume if you are unemployed or employed. You never know when the opportunity will arise for a job or promotion. Just yesterday, I had a call from a lady, now client, that had a department management position open up and she is an ideal candidate. Totally out of left field for her (she had no idea this position was going to open up) and she has not updated her resume in four ... (Read More)
posted Thursday, September 1, 2011 7:48 PM
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posted Monday, May 2, 2011 7:30 AM
WorkSquare was invited to participate in a conference last week in Birmingham, Alabama on developing green job training programs for low-income workers. The conference was kindly put on by Wider Opportunities for Women and sponsored by the Ms. Foundation for Women.
I attended as a skeptic... with a not-so-small part of me wanting oh-so-much to believe in this... and then watched my skepticism grow. Reflections as follows. Dissent is welcome and encouraged.
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posted Tuesday, August 24, 2010 8:05 AM
Today is the official voting day for Florida's Primary Election. Why Vote? First and foremost, it's your right. For me personally, I can tell you that I have met many people over the years that have become good friends, business associates, and great contacts, that to this day are of extreme value.
Are you looking for a job? Has your elected official done anything to help in your area? If not, send a message and go vote! Have you ever met your ... (Read More)
posted Tuesday, August 10, 2010 6:29 AM
Wow, social media has taken center stage in business, finding love, finding friends from high school, and of course...looking for a job! This is not breaking news...however, some job seekers do not even know what Linkedin is.
If you are looking for a job, you should be on Linkedin. Recruiters are on Linkedin, not to mention the employees of the potential companies you would like to work for.
What is Linkedin? LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking ... (Read More)
posted Tuesday, August 3, 2010 6:08 AM
Today, my friend and someone that I look up to, Tory Johnson from the Good Morning America Show shared interview tips that were a perfect segway into my Free Teleseminar tomorrow on Nailing the Interview.
We both agree that being professional is a must! One business owner she interviewed that was hiring even broke down the little things that count like having your shoes polished! Why does this matter? For this business owner it mattered because the ... (Read More)
posted Tuesday, July 27, 2010 1:04 PM
This topic fits in perfectly with my summer teleseminar series "Putting the Sizzle back into your summer job search!"
Nurses are the focus this week.
So here are some tips that I read from a nursing website that can help you keep your cool with 'hot headed' patients when you start your new nurse career!
Nurse: We understand that you are not feeling well or you may be dealing with a very serious illness, however, that does not mean you can walk all over me and ... (Read More)
posted Wednesday, July 21, 2010 2:35 PM
Join me tonight at 8pm for a Free teleseminar. The focus is you and your questions. Go to www.askvioletnow.com to submit your question and get access.
I wanted to do my part to help you with your job search. When I was on vacation two weeks ago, I met so many people that told me about their adventures in their job search. People just like you and I thought... what can I do to help and answer questions that are specific to your situation, so I ... (Read More)
posted Tuesday, July 13, 2010 8:11 AM
How to build a great sales organization: A three step process is all you need, according to my friend James Raney.
He wrote this article to help companies in this economy.
Why would I blog about this article? Because I know how successful James has been in his career as a Sales Manager at CBS47.
He is also the creator of ” Improve Your VOWELS”. He knows how to motivate and coach you to be successful!
This also applies to your ... (Read More)
posted Wednesday, June 16, 2010 11:36 AM
I know what you may be thinking...how in the world does Father's Day have anything to do with your job search? Well, here is how...
Have you ever read Father's Day cards? They include: thank you for your leadership, guidance, for teaching me, and supporting me. Doesn't that sound like something you need in your jobsearch? Of course it is!
Have you called your father and asked him for some job search advice? How about your grandfather? Uncle? Cousin ... (Read More)
posted Tuesday, June 1, 2010 11:16 AM
Today I read an article by Matt Charney. He included the following as words that recruiters may use when speaking to you. Recruiters are nice people doing their part to help in the job market. Make sure you are utilizing your network to get in touch with them. Today, a lady that I never met, sent me a note via linked in because we attended the same university. She saw I was connected to an individual that was connected to a recruiter she wanted to email her resume ... (Read More)
posted Tuesday, March 16, 2010 8:40 PM
So, I open my emails today and find the newsletter from friends at Express Employment Professionals and they had this article in it.
Employers Expect Uptick in Hiring
Job seekers may be able to breathe easier since employers plan to hire in 2010. According to CareerBuilder's 2010 Job Forecast, the number of employers planning to add headcount to their payrolls increased to 20% in 2010, up from 14% in 2009. The economy should see actual job growth in second quarter of ... (Read More)
posted Wednesday, March 10, 2010 7:56 AM
I know that you are frustrated with your job search! No one is listening, nobody cares, and what are you going to do? Well, I know how hard it is by meeting people just like you on a daily basis. I know how hard it is to stay motivated when you think there is no light at the end of the tunnel, but please know that there is!
I am going to the GET MOTIVATED EVENT ON MONDAY, MARCH 15 FROM 8AM-5PM AT THE BANK ATLANTIC CENTER IN FORT LAUDERDALE, FL WITH THE ... (Read More)
posted Monday, February 15, 2010 9:46 AM
Most people have one or two interviews for a job, unless it's a high-profile position, in which case there may be several. Now imagine a job interview that lasts for 18 months, every day. Your interview answers are recorded, analyzed, debated...
That's what people applying to be President of the United States face. The campaign trail is their job interview, and the same is true for many other heads of state worldwide who face elections. These people are job applicants, ... (Read More)