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By careers on 11/15/2011 7:09 PM

Ketchum Washington is growing its public affairs and healthcare practices and they are looking for a range of candidates with healthcare policy, government relations or pharma experience. Specifically, they are looking for:

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By careers on 11/2/2011 3:47 AM

By Mike Gardner, Thinkinghire

At a networking event this week I ran into a gentleman who happens to be looking for a job.  This person is a senior-level, well-respected manager, and he took a few minutes to describe some of the challenges he has been facing in his job hunt, now at 30 weeks. “I just can’t figure it out.  I’m doing everything I think I should be doing, but < Read More »

By careers on 10/23/2011 6:39 PM

Vocus, Inc, held its first recruiting open house at its new corporate headquarters in Beltsville late last month. The event attracted over 200 job-seeking candidates in a variety of areas, including sales, technology, finance, marketing and accounting.

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By careers on 10/10/2011 4:59 PM

By Eileen Kessler, OmniStudio

Last week, a new organization in town, the Small Business Government Communicators Network (SBGCN), held a workshop to discuss how companies in our industry can team up to win federal contracts.  Panelists from Edelman, McCann Worldgroup, Qorvis and Stratacomm, agreed

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By careers on 9/28/2011 4:07 AM

By Peter Weddle

Networking is one of those rare words that says exactly what it means. It’s netWORK. To be effective:

  • You have to make networking an integral part of your work day. It is something you should do in preparation for a job change as well as during your job search campaign itself.
  • You have to work hard at your networking. You must devote significant time and genuine effort to the activity and you have to stick with it, even when it feels like a lot of extra work.
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By careers on 9/14/2011 3:52 PM

By Peter Weedle

Selecting the right job boards for each of your openings is not a trivial exercise. It requires both an awareness of the 100,000+ sites currently operating online and a selection formula that will enable you to probe the full range and depth of the talent population. In this column, I’ll explore how best to use the resources available to you at a job board.

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By careers on 8/25/2011 4:41 AM

By Peter Weedle

To make sense of the new importance of talent, we have to first understand what it is. Contrary to popular mythology, talent is not a select skill or extraordinary accomplishment. It is not reserved for Lady Gaga and the winner of the Super Bowl. Talent is the capacity for excellence and an attribute of our species. Everyone has been endowed with the gift of talent. We all can excel.

Why is excellence now indispensible to employers?

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By careers on 8/17/2011 4:09 AM

By Peter Weddle

That hasn’t always been the case. For most of the 20th Century, employers asked only that candidates demonstrate they could perform a job. Their recruiters would post each opening’s requirements and responsibilities, and all we had to do was prove that our credentials were a match. If we met the criteria, we were, by definition, a qualified candidate – someone who can do the work – and more often than not, that led to a job offer.

Today, this “can do” approach to job search is the little train that can’t

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By careers on 7/15/2011 4:27 AM

By Greg Shinbur, OmniCreative Staffing

If a job candidate and interviewer can’t meet at the same location for an interview, video chatting is becoming a great alternative to the on-site interview as a way to get that important face-to-face connection that in-person interviews provide. And unless you’ve been on vacation for the past month, you’ve probably heard of Google+.

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By careers on 7/13/2011 6:10 AM

By Peter Weddle

Historically, we’ve been able to invest episodically in our occupational education and training. We could do it every now and then because the pace of change in the workplace was relatively slow. Today’s it’s not. Workplace change is now occurring at warp speed.

How fast is warp speed?

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