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Step Up Your Job Search During the Holidays

Step Up Your Job Search During the Holidays | Career and Leadership | Scoop.it
Don't slow down your job search during the holidays. Many stop applying but that is an opportunity for you to have less competition!
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Based on data I found while working with an HR team I did find that applicant volume falls off. Granted so does hiring but it's not exactly an even drop off. I've had a good sucees ratio in december just from my own experience.

 

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The Resumator's comment, August 6, 2013 1:35 PM
Winter is also a good time for entry-level workers because companies are looking at their annual expenses and looking to get rid of more expensive employees and hire people who are more cost-effective. (Meaning they'll work for cheaper.)
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4 Easy Tips to Improve Your Resume While Still in College

4 Easy Tips to Improve Your Resume While Still in College | Career and Leadership | Scoop.it
Updating your resume while still in college is immensely beneficial for future graduates. Here are 4 easy ways to improve your resume.
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The Resumator's comment, August 6, 2013 1:39 PM
A lot of college students over-rely on the University Career Center, as well. Sometimes their knowledge can be outdated or inefficient. It's free for a reason, kids.
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How to Create and Order the Bullet Points In a Resume Job Entry

How to Create and Order the Bullet Points In a Resume Job Entry | Career and Leadership | Scoop.it
A resume job entry will very nearly always contain bullet points. It is essential you provide context and numbers if possible. Here are a few tips!
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The first bullet point is always my best piece of information for that perticular job. I'm also a numbers guy and work in my background. 

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The Resumator's comment, August 6, 2013 1:30 PM
Too many people don't provide information on that first bullet point. It has to proved context for everything that follows!
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Job Seekers Enrolled in Graduate School...Now What?

Job Seekers Enrolled in Graduate School...Now What? | Career and Leadership | Scoop.it
You have graduated grad school, but now what? The job market is tough for recent graduates, here are 5 tips to redo your resume to fit a new graduate.
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Why Quitting Your Job Could Be The Best Move Of Your Career

Why Quitting Your Job Could Be The Best Move Of Your Career | Career and Leadership | Scoop.it
Here are some reasons to leave, and some techniques to help in quitting your job the right way.
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As is with romance so too does it apply to work. The moment when you stop looking is when things start happening. Don't press in your search but also remember that you shouldn't stay in one place for too long in today's job market. 

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The Resumator's comment, August 6, 2013 1:32 PM
I'd wager that at least 85% of people are miserable in their jobs, but too afraid to leave them. It's completely understandable, but I think with some planning and focus, you can leave in an intelligent fashion.
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TEC Florida: Stories are an important part of Red Scott’s Leadership

TEC Florida: Stories are an important part of Red Scott’s Leadership | Career and Leadership | Scoop.it

A Leader, A Blue Vaser, A Storyteller Extraordinaire. This was written almost 5 years ago to honor Red Scott who touched my life and the life of so many.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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ozziegontang's curator insight, April 11, 2013 1:31 PM

A dear friend, teacher, mentor, and leader has died. Red Scott's legacy will live on for many generations to come.


Red, like Pat Hyndman, gave all though their lives and will continue to give for many generations by the legacy they have left behind. Red was the consumate: green and growing.  Always learning. Always having a story to put it in a way that would get the point across and yet having Texas humor.


His message to us came in December:


Sent: 12/6/2012 2:04:10 P.M. Eastern Standard Time
Subj: <no subject>

 

Dear Family and Friends:

To quote the great Dandy Don Meredith:

"Turn out the lights - - the party is over."  Oh and, I have also been
advised to not buy any more green bananas.

As most of you know I was diagnosed with aggressive Prostate Cancer almost 8 years ago. Kathy and I vowed then that we would try to live a normal life and squeeze out ever ounce of "living" - - for what ever time was left. Boy oh boy what a wonderful ride we have had !  Thanks in no small part to a great team of doctors who are knowledgeable, caring and loving !

My Maternal Grandmother (Eliza Jane Patton) used to say to me as a little boy:  "He with 1000 friends has not one to spare!"  Eliza, I don't know if I ever hit the 1000 mark - - but I came pretty durn close...

I apologize to the many, many of you who have called or wanted to stop by. We turned you away simply to try to preserve what little strength I had left.  I hope you understand.

Worry not about me now. I am looking forward to the greatest reward of all - - to go be with my Lord & Savior - - Jesus Christ.

Red Scott




Red's Cardinals  http://bit.ly/14eR0Mv



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Bad Resume Words: Avoid These Words and Phrases On Your Resume.

Bad Resume Words: Avoid These Words and Phrases On Your Resume. | Career and Leadership | Scoop.it
There are a few "bad resume words" we see often. We know that it can really hurt you when looking for a job so here are tips on avoiding words and phrases.
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Good stuff. There's a lot of fluff on resumes (and even my own!). Cut down on the corporate speak with me. Get to the point of what we can do together. 

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The Resumator's comment, August 6, 2013 1:37 PM
It's amazing how much space people waste on useless buzzwords that mean nothing. "Initiated corporate synergy and outside-the-box thinking..." Get real.
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Building a Resume from the Ground Up

Building a Resume from the Ground Up | Career and Leadership | Scoop.it
When building a resume think series of sections, usually work, education, and skills, then what is the best way to order and construct those sections.
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The Resumator's comment, August 6, 2013 1:40 PM
I'm always annoyed when people include "hobby/personal interest" sections. Unless you're applying at a rock-climbing business, no one cares that you're into rock climbing.
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Five Ways to Fill Up a Resume With No Professional Work Experience

Five Ways to Fill Up a Resume With No Professional Work Experience | Career and Leadership | Scoop.it
College graduates have very little experience writing resumes. Often times they do not have work experience. We can help with these tips!
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There are many ways to build experience. Volunteer for work. With writing I decided to simply start up my own website. With social, it was accounts. With SEO it was looking for free tools and testing one keyword at a time. It only goes so far, but sometimes it's that little bit that sounds gpod.

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We've Got You Covered: Cover Letter Writing Tips

We've Got You Covered: Cover Letter Writing Tips | Career and Leadership | Scoop.it
Cover Letter Writing is different from most other types of writing, and Resume to Interviews helps you know what to say, and more importantly, what not to.
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In some ways I disagree. Personally I found cover letters to be a waste of time. The time it takes to draft up a coverletter for a company who won't even call you is not in your best interest. Especially when cover letters are often not ready. A generic few lines about yourself should be ready and showcase your value in a "evelvator pitch", but also add in some personal should a position look really appealing. 

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The Resumator's comment, August 6, 2013 1:23 PM
Cover letters are one of those things that are better to have and not need than to need and not have. It's best to have one or two lying around your computer ready to be sent at a moment's notice in case anyone asks (with slight tweaks, of course) than to be unprepared when someone asks and have to create one from scratch.
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How To Run: DOs & DON'Ts

Evolutionary biology professor Daniel Lieberman, whose studies are the scientific backbone for Chris McDougall's BORN TO RUN, gives five pointers on how he t...

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ozziegontang's curator insight, April 25, 2013 9:24 PM

http://video.pbs.org/video/2364989581


I started teaching ball/heel/ball running back in the late 70's after using one of the first slow motion video recorders made by Sanyo.  If you march in place you'll see that the ball then the heel touches. Didn't think that I'd see it accepted in my lifetime.  Thanks to Born to Run, Barefoot Bob Saxton, Chirunning, Pose Method, running mindfully or Mindful Running continues to grow in acceptance.  It isn't the stupid shoe as one of my early mentors shared with me.

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Cellphone inventor: What does he use now?

Cellphone inventor: What does he use now? | Career and Leadership | Scoop.it
Marty Cooper made the first cell phone call from a portable device 40 years ago this month.

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ozziegontang's curator insight, April 21, 2013 5:19 PM

It has been a delight to meet Marty and Arlene through my dear friend Victor Geberin and his wife, Alison. 


What I walked away with from reading this article is Marty's words:


“Good technology is not technology at all unless it makes people’s lives better,” said Cooper. “They have gone about as far as they can go with the hardware. But hardware doesn’t count. It’s people that count.”


Jennifer Sertl's reminder about not losing our humanity when we believe that technology has the answers.  Or Lee Thayer's observations that communication is about our humanity and what we can become and can achieve if we can get our thinking right.


Taking the time to reflect, to be mindful, or to meditate by turning off all the technology and listening, being present and observing.


As Siddartha said:  I can wait, I can fast, and I can meditate.


It is with the heart that one see rightly. For what is essential is invisible to the eye.  The Little Prince


Hidden in the word Listen is the word:  Silent.