September 2012 Blog Posts (15)

Hiring Manager wanting to hire from a resume!!!

Hiring Manager wanting to hire from a resume!!!

Believe it or not there are hiring managers(HM) who want to be able to make a hire decision from a resume. They may not admit it, but deep down, that is what they want. Mainly it is because they do not want to commit the needed time to do it right. As a result allot of great candidates get passed by, and jobs that should be filled relatively quickly take forever.

How do we stop this, is the more…


Added by Dean Da Costa on September 25, 2012 at 12:54pm — No Comments

3 Qualities to Drive Your Success

Upon watching a recent episode of the television show, Perception, I recognized the writers hit the nail on the head on how to reach success for anything your desire.  My perception is of how these three qualities affect business.   And all three are driving forces that enable success.


  1. Ambition

It will be difficult to achieve much of anything without ambition.  Possessing the deep down desire to achieve a particular goal or set of goals will…


Added by Elinor Stutz, Sales Champion on September 20, 2012 at 3:16pm — No Comments

New Resume and new feature PowerPoint!

I have revised my resume to focus on my business management skills and created a PowerPoint that shares the highlights of my last 3 years at Lockheed Martin.

You can access them both from the following link:

Added by Melissa Ruth on September 17, 2012 at 12:33am — No Comments

We Fought the War But Just Learned We Lost not Won

I had planned a new blog post with this title on a different topic but several recent events has turned me in a different direction.

The early settlers of this country, including some of my relatives, came to this unknown territory called North America to escape religious persecution and the limits to free speech. In the 1950's and 1960's we lived through the Civil Rights movement to make the point that we all have the right to the pursuit of happiness without being ostracized because…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on September 13, 2012 at 11:49am — No Comments

Leading the right way!!!

What is the primary job of a leader in the staffing and HR world? The primary job of a leader is to: give their direct reports, everything they need to succeed. This includes; equipment, time, supplies, nurturing them, helping them learn and grow, and teaching their reports how to be successful now and in the next level up and more. The idea here is simple, if the directs are successful, the leader is also. If you take care of them, they will want to reciprocate. In addition to all of this a…


Added by Dean Da Costa on September 11, 2012 at 8:52pm — No Comments

Entrepreneurship Will Leap Frog Your Career

Entrepreneurship and career advancement make the perfect couple!  The combination is equivalent to having your cake and eating it too.


When you next move to doing the exact opposite of where you currently are at, you will learn at a far more rapid rate.  Especially if you prefer the type of position you have but are stopped from advancing forward, there is definite advantage in making the detour for a while. In the end, you will find an accelerated outcome making the detour…


Added by Elinor Stutz, Sales Champion on September 11, 2012 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Rules for Assuming the Sale

You may have previously been advised to “Assume the sale”.  The implied characteristics of doing so are to speak with confidence and assume you will get the sale as you begin to meet with your clientele until otherwise notified.


However, along with the advice come inherent problems.  The #1 error made by most businesspeople is making assumptions.  There is a fine line between assuming a sale and assuming thoughts about the client-to-be throughout the sales cycle.  In fact,…


Added by Elinor Stutz, Sales Champion on September 11, 2012 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Earn 13 Strategic HRCI credits Oct 24-25 in Washington, DC

Daniel Bloom & Associates, Inc. has introduced a proprietary course entitled Driving the Human Resource 500: Achieving HR Excellence through Six Sigma. It is designed to show HR professionals how to utilize continuous process improvement to enhance their human resource processes and explain HR in terms of organizational strategy. The class lasts for two days and has been pre-approved for 13 strategic continuing education by the Human Resource Certification Institute. In addition all…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on September 10, 2012 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Can Success Still Be Defined This Way????

To laugh often and much;

To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;

To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;

To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;

To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded.

--- Attributed to…


Added by Vincent Wright on September 9, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Is Intelligence Enough?

Okay, so you and/or someone you know fits the following categories:

  1. Born with strong, palpable intelligence
  2. The natural born intelligence has been fortified by a great education and further fortified by years of work experience

The above being given, my questions are the following:

  1. Is intelligence, by itself, enough to…

Added by Vincent Wright on September 6, 2012 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Making Waves for a Smooth Sale

What is the image you have when you think about waves and a sale? 

I picture a speedboat out on the ocean with little wave streams following the flow.  The imagery for me relates to business due to the fact that we now build followings online.  So the question becomes do our connections follow our lead as if we were the speedboat? Following our lead refers to being attracted to what we have to say as well as what we have to offer.  And if not, what is…


Added by Elinor Stutz, Sales Champion on September 4, 2012 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Details and relationships transform small sales into big business

Salespeople and entrepreneurs alike frequently settle for small sales when in fact their sales could have been more frequent and larger in scale.  Why does this happen and how may it be avoided? 


People buy from those they know, like and trust.  Paying attention to details upfront establishes the quality of your relationships.  A level of trust develops that ultimately determines your outcome.


 Let’s first take a look at some of the details…


Added by Elinor Stutz, Sales Champion on September 4, 2012 at 5:22pm — No Comments

Background Checks do they really work???

Background Checks do they really work???

Background Checks, are a must to me. They help you validate someone’s work history, education, and criminal record. Of course, you can also validate their credit score and more, but the work history, education, and criminal record are the biggies.

The key is to ensure you use a reputable service, and remember that no matter what the results is you need to use it as apiece to a puzzle not as a deciding…


Added by Dean Da Costa on September 4, 2012 at 5:18pm — No Comments

I Can't Grow My Business

Well Mr. CEO let me suggest that you need to go back and take another look at your organizational culture. The reason we ask you to to do this is because you are faced with two choices. 

The first choice is what I call the culture of convenience. Your primary goal is to make a profit no matter who or what gets harmed along the way. You need a bigger plant so you build it. Never mind what it does to the environment around the plant. Never mind what it does to your employees and their…


Added by Daniel T. Bloom on September 3, 2012 at 2:56pm — No Comments

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