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By careers on 10/28/2010 6:48 AM

By Mike Gardner

“I’m no stranger to pain.”
 
That’s what my six-year old told my 11-year old in response to the comment:  “You just learned how to ride a bike.  That’s the easy part.  The hard part is learning how to fall off of it.  Get ready to hurt.”
 

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By careers on 10/27/2010 9:01 AM

Peter Weddle


Fiction #1: A job search is an interruption in your career.


The conventional wisdom is that a job search creates a gap in your record. And, gaps drain your perceived value as a new hire. Rightly or wrongly, recruiters believe that a gap is evidence that you’re out-of-date in your field and out-of touch with the latest challenges at work.

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By careers on 10/19/2010 8:09 AM

Michael Gardner, executive search and career management professional, Thinkinghire, delivered the following address on Sept. 26 to the graduating class of 2010 at Boston University Center for the Digital Imaging Arts:

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By careers on 10/19/2010 7:30 AM

Peter Weddle


This person has the right outlook. Searching for a job is “a fulltime job.” But, that phrase now has an entirely new meaning. Historically, doing a job was simply a matter of meeting the requirements specified for satisfactory performance. These standards were usually detailed in a position description or union contract. They defined both the minimum and maximum effort an employer expected of an individual worker.

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By careers on 10/6/2010 5:12 PM

Our Post It Once Technology takes the guess work out of recruiting for you! We’ve partnered with the TOP 50+ Associations within Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations and Sales to bring you the BEST talent in the industry. Post your job ONCE and it will automatically be posted to ALL of our association partner career centers for FREE.

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By careers on 10/6/2010 5:04 PM

By Peter Weddle

The dictionary defines coordination as “harmonious adjustment or interaction.” In recruiting as well as combat, it is the key to ensuring that an organization composed of numerous different individuals or groups brings all of those individuals and groups effectively and efficiently to bear in accomplishing its objective.

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By careers on 9/29/2010 1:18 PM

By Peter Weddle


Although the menace of terrorism is still real and proximate, we are now facing a new challenge that poses an even greater threat to our way of life. It’s not far away in Iraq or Afghanistan; it’s in Boston and Cleveland and Phoenix and Los Angeles too. This situation endangers our ability both to create a comfortable standard of living for ourselves and to pass along an even better tomorrow to our kids. To put it bluntly (and without any exaggeration), the War for Work is an all out attack on the American Dream. And, it’s happening right here at home.

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By careers on 9/15/2010 7:52 PM

According to the U.S. Labor Department, between February and April of this year, more people resigned from their jobs (2 million) than were laid off (1.7 million). They had the courage to take their career into their own hands and chart a course that made more sense for them. They exercised their freedom, even in the teeth of a stuttering economy.

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By careers on 8/25/2010 2:56 PM

by Peter Weddle

Historically, we recruiters have devoted the content of our messaging to information. We typically provide details on the requirements and responsibilities of the positions we are filling and, often but not always, an introduction to the products or services of our employer. Basically, we are announcing our openings. And for much of the 20th Century, that was good enough.

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By careers on 8/18/2010 10:21 AM

by Peter Weddle

Does that mean you shouldn’t bother with additional education and training if you’re in transition? Absolutely not. But, there’s a right way and a wrong way to go about upgrading your skills. And, the key to success is to recognize the difference and immerse yourself in the kind of retraining that will actually help you.

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