July 2012 Blog Posts (36)

Metrics for learning!!

Metrics for learning!!





So in the 2nd part of this 4 part series we discusses metrics used to set goals by. This time we are going to go over metrics that can be used to learn from. Now as I am sure you can imagine there will be some redundancy here. Also these types of metrics' are more than just pure numbers, you will need to collect some reasoning data, as to why things are happening but you can learn allot from this information. In fact "learning Metrics" are the most all…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on July 31, 2012 at 10:33pm — No Comments

Job Search Checklist: Get a plan

Do you have a written job search project plan?



If it feels like your job search isn't going the way you'd planned ... maybe it's because you haven't invested the time to…

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Added by Phil Rosenberg on July 31, 2012 at 1:41pm — No Comments

Good Gift Ideas : Handcrafted Soapstone Art Sculptures

Good gift ideas of course might include a fabulous piece of artwork!  

 The dictionary definition of ART:  ART: beautiful things or thought-provoking works produced through creative activities of human endeavor.

With that definition in mind, we at…

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Added by Oelando on July 30, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Career Change Strategies: Describe yourself "as if"

When you're changing careers, why not describe your past experience "as if" ... As if you've already changed careers and are now writing from the perspective of being in your target career/industry/company?…

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Added by Phil Rosenberg on July 30, 2012 at 10:16am — No Comments

Never Trust A Job Description – 6 Reasons Why Job Descriptions Are Obsolete

Let's discuss a common reason you're being ignored for a job where you're a perfect match.



You're relying on obsolete information ... the job description.…

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Added by Phil Rosenberg on July 26, 2012 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Good Gift Idea: Pet Lovers Natural Candles that Support ASPCA

Our last two blogs introduced our latest good natural gift ideas line to be brought into the Good Gifts Naturally family: Mosley Lane Soy and Beeswax Jar candles!  Today's good gift idea is also a thoughtful and caring gift idea called Puppy Love Candles.

One of the big themes or good gift ideas that our gift buyers look for when selecting…

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Added by Oelando on July 26, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

5 Reasons Employers Don't Want You If You're Willing To Do Anything

It seems that almost every day, I get an email from a candidate that says "I'm willing to do anything".



Learn 5 reasons employers don't want you if you're willing to do…

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Added by Phil Rosenberg on July 25, 2012 at 3:02pm — No Comments

Metrics based goals- made simple- what you really need!!

Metrics based goals- made simple- what you really need!!





This is the first in a 4 part series on Metrics and goals.



I have read over and over again about metrics based goals for staffing professionals and recruiters. I have created, reviewed, analyzed, and been held accountable to metrics'. However the one thing I have come to learn is, in general we make it way to hard. We tend to over analyze, over metric ourselves to death. Yes all the different metrics have a…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on July 25, 2012 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Car. Care. Career.

Ever notice that the first 3 letters of the word "career" form the word "car" and that the first 4 letters of "career" form the word "care"?



Well, just as a car is designed to get you from where you are to where you want to go, a career should get you from where you are to where you want to go.



A career is a vehicle to help you get to the place YOU CARE ABOUT going to - it's not about companies, it…

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Added by Vincent Wright on July 24, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Job Search Checklist - Item #2: Superior understanding of the hiring process

In today's hypercompetitive job market, what used to be good enough to get you a job ... just isn't good enough anymore

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Added by Phil Rosenberg on July 24, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Dirty Rotten Job Search Tricks: Become A Shareholder

If you were able to act like a hiring manager or information source's boss, it might be easier to get past all the pre-screens ... or at least have your call returned.…



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Added by Phil Rosenberg on July 23, 2012 at 6:12pm — No Comments

Good Gift Ideas: Cats Rule, Pet Lovers' Soy and Beeswax Candles

One of the big themes for good gift ideas that our gift buyers look for when selecting “good” gifts is GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK. When we find an all natural, elegant, green, indulgently good gift that gives back in some way we are thrilled!

Which is why we are so excited to tell you all about Good Gifts Naturally’s Pet Lovers Candle Line, and…

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Added by Oelando on July 23, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Back to the Future or why we forgot what teaching is

Thanks to the ilks of Jeb Bush and Bill Gates the United States has pushed our educational system and governmental entities have pushed the country to evaluate both our students and teachers on the basis of the results of standardized tests. They claim that the testing results are a clear picture of the success of our educational system.

I spent six years of my life in the classroom and having graduated under a system which did not put as much emphasis on testing I can tell you while…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on July 20, 2012 at 3:17pm — No Comments

Corporate America and the GPS Mentality

As I write this I am on a family vacation to visit friends in Colorado Springs. As I do on most trips I called AAA for a Triptik and loaded the address in the GPS. When last Sunday came around we pulled out of the driveway and told the Magellan to take us there by the shortest route. Well come to find out that both the Triptik and the Magellan took us on the long way to get to our destination and in the process added about 200 miles to the trip by taking the long way to get there.

As…

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Added by Daniel T. Bloom on July 20, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Career Change Strategies - Creative Titles

If your job titles don't clearly support the job you seek, it's likely you'll be viewed as unqualified.



Learn how to construct true, creative and verifiable titles that qualify…

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Added by Phil Rosenberg on July 19, 2012 at 5:12pm — No Comments

Good Gift Ideas: Soy and Beeswax Candles

Good gift lovers, meet Mosley Lane Candles, our newest good gift idea!

Good Gifts Naturally is excited to announce that we have an incredible new selection of luxurious, decadent and absolutely affordable all natural candle gifts from Mosley Lane.…

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Added by Oelando on July 19, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

What Negative Feedback Do You Incorporate Into Your Job Search?

We get so blinded by positive feedback that we forget how biased it is.



Here are 4 basic types of feedback job seekers typically get and the power of negative…

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Added by Phil Rosenberg on July 18, 2012 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Dirty Rotten Job Search Tricks: Speak to a human

This week's Dirty Rotten Job Search Trick column shows you how to get to a real live, honest-to-God human.

Learn where these real, live humans actually exist and answer their phones, by…

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Added by Phil Rosenberg on July 16, 2012 at 5:15pm — No Comments

Diversity Sourcing Part 5 Veterans!!

Diversity Sourcing Part 5 Veterans!!







In my original postings on diversity I listed 4 categories I would blog about. However I forgot 1 very very important one. Veterans. So to correct that here is the last in what is now a 5 part series on Diversity Sourcing. We already looked at Women, African Americans and Hispanic, and Native American. Now we look at the most important of them all Veterans. As I said in my previous post remember diversity sourcing is a very special…

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Added by Dean Da Costa on July 16, 2012 at 4:02pm — No Comments

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