Archive | February, 2012

How You Do Anything is How You Do Everything

If you’re a baby boomer like me, you may remember the story about David Lee Roth (of Van Halen fame) having a clause in his concert contracts about brown M&Ms. It sounded insane. The clause stated that “a bowl of M&M’s has to be provided backstage, with every single brown candy removed, upon pain of forfeiture of the show, with full compensation to the band.”

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Land on the Right Side

Most job search advice books are serious, well-meaning and bland. I read so many that when I find one that’s funny and profane, in equal parts, I can’t help but share the advice with you. Michael Laskoff is the author of a “survival guide for the recently unemployed” called Landing on the Right Side of Your A**. (Title redacted; this is a family friendly blog, after all.) His often hilarious advice is based on his own checkered career.

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More Strategies for Prepping Your Resume for Applicant Tracking Systems

We’ve mentioned Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) a couple of times this week. ATSs are the software employers use to screen resumes using keywords, Here’s more to aid your understanding and help you prep your resume: Strategies and tools for conquering Applicant Tracking Systems are appearing and evolving. As job boards like Monster.com offer their services […]

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Learn Qigong for Free

Learning Strategies will soon be streaming Chunyi Lin’s Spring Forest Qigong course for free via the Internet. The broadcast will be spread over 6 days and begins on March 12, 2012. Qi, also known as chi, is life energy. Qigong is an Eastern energy healing practice which seeks to correct imbalances in this energy. Whether […]

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Never, never give up

Sometimes, terrible things happen in life. You work your hardest and then something trips you up so that you fall flat on your face. The key is to get back up even if you fall. I know the job search is really hard. I’ve been there personally and have seen family members go through it. […]

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A Branding Statement Can Help Brand Your Resume

Consider including on your resume a branding statement that defines who you are, your promise of value, and why you should be sought out. A branding statement is a punchy “ad-like” statement that tells immediately what you can bring to an employer. Your branding statement should sum up your value proposition, encapsulate your reputation, showcase […]

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Utah DECA needs judges

Service in the community is a great way to build careers. Especially if you’re out of work, service is a great way to give back and grow personally and professionally. DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) is looking for 150 volunteers to help with and event where volunteers will judge student presentations. I participated as […]

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