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How to Best Judge Your Job Search Success

…what every jobseeker should learn from these millennials. This week, a group of millennials brought the most illuminating information about managing their jobsearch. This quartet banned together as a team and they meet each week for an hour. They discuss the challenges of the week and pool their intellects and creativity to identify solutions for […]
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Why Your Knowledge, Skills and Abilities No Longer Make the Cut

—Why your skills, knowledge and abilities will help you less and less. For decades hiring professionals have relied on knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs, also known as SKAs) to determine whether a candidate should be moved forward in the hiring process. Definitions: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: This article by Sharlyn Lauby defines the three as: […]
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Under-employment: Is it permanent?

Underemployment is a consideration for many jobseekers. Once unemployment benefits have been exhausted and resources are close to being depleted, underemployment may become an urgent necessity. Making the decision… The decision—to pursue underemployment—may have a deep emotional toll on the jobseeker and his or her family. It can reinforce thoughts of failure. It can steal […]
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Jobseekers, do you feel abandoned?

The recent news has included ISIS, Iraq, Gaza, Israel, Russia and the Ukraine. Here in the U.S. we read and hear about the tragedy surrounding James Foley and Michael Brown…as the world watches. As for the Ebola virus and illegal immigrants at the border—they have quickly become old news. What about the unemployed? Are you […]
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Global jobs crisis: The collapse of Moore’s Law: 6 amazing inventions – Part 7

[cleveryoutube video=”-bNj72n8mQk” vidstyle=”1″ pic=”” afterpic=”” width=”” quality=”inherit” starttime=”” endtime=”” caption=”” showexpander=”off” alignment=”left” newser=””]   Managing change in the 2014-2020 Workplace – Organizational Change News Video 8 continues here And the easiest thing about this … And I’m going to give it to you in just a second in terms of what you should do. But, remember […]

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Global jobs crisis: Why baby boomers are unemployed – Part 1

[cleveryoutube video=”8iiZmRY4ClQ” vidstyle=”1″ pic=”” afterpic=”” width=”” quality=”inherit” starttime=”” endtime=”” caption=”2020 Career Outlook Video Part 1 ” showexpander=”off” alignment=”center” newser=””] The game-changers that will effect the 2014-2020 Workplace Video 2 continues here Transcript Good morning! I love you folks. I come in here, I say, “How you doing?” And I know most of you are looking for […]

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Job Security: BEWARE and Vet the Company!

Unconscionable treatment of job candidates this week has made me angry and determined. Note: The names and places have been changed. Client One: Tony After numerous Skype and lengthy phone interviews, Tony was invited out for a face-to-face interview. Salary requirements and other contract expectations had been discussed. The reputable regional organization (with a national […]
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Is the U.S. in economic recovery?

The “job numbers” came out recently and I’ve been scrutinizing them with great interest. What seems like a better and better picture doesn’t reflect the reality of jobseekers in the “real world.” I decided to ask some questions, go back to basics and review the current news in light of the past assertions since the […]
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Creating Your Long-Term Employment Survival Kit: Part 3 of 3

Interviews with Neil Patrick, owner of 40PlusCareerGuru. PART 3: How to survive and thrive in a global economy. PART 1: Which is better—Large U.S. Corporations or Small to Medium Enterprises? PART 2: Where is the safest place for future employment? Technology is driving the world towards a globally interconnected, multi-national economy. For better or worse, […]
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Creating Your Long-Term Employment Survival Kit: Part 2 of 3

Interviews with Neil Patrick, owner of 40PlusCareerGuru. PART 2: Where is the safest place for future employment? Technology is driving the world towards a globally interconnected, multi-national economy. For better or worse, this change is happening quickly and will dramatically impact employment opportunities. Personal financial security will rest, in large part, on the ability of […]
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