Are You Going To Networking Events?

Are You Going To Networking Events?

Over the past several years, going to these events could have been a real chore. You would encounter dozens of jobless folks looking for your assistance. Unfortunately, what we really needed was business leads for our services. Even with all the obstacles, I have continued to go to events both good and bad. I am […]

Where The 10 Most Powerful Fortune 500 CEOs Went To College

Where The 10 Most Powerful Fortune 500 CEOs Went To College

Although Ivy League universities are typically seen as a fast-track to the top CEO positions, many business executives followed a different path, with only one Ivy League undergrad degree represented in the Fortune 500 list compiled by Business Insider. Take a look and see if your alma mater is represented. Doug McMillon (Wal-Mart Stores) — […]

Twitter Community Shares 5 Words That Ruin A Job Interview

Twitter Community Shares 5 Words That Ruin A Job Interview

#FiveWordsToRuinAJobInterview has become a hashtag success for the past couple of months with even a few celebrities joining in. Social Talent Blog collected some of the best responses from #FiveWordsToRuinAJobInterview. Check it out!       We also recommend you read. “2 Career Lessons From Walt Disney” Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? […]

4 Actions For Building High Performing Teams

4 Actions For Building High Performing Teams

Our friends at Leadership with Sass Blog kindly let us repost. Linda Sasser is the founder and CEO of Impacting Leaders, a firm focused on helping companies achieve their goals by growing and developing leaders at every level. Linda’s leadership expertise reflects her experiences as a small business owner and a corporate executive. She believes the leadership […]

Are You A Micromanager? [Infographic]

Are You A Micromanager? [Infographic]

Micromanagers are the demoralizing control freaks of the working world, scrutinizing their employees’ every move and generally make work miserable for everyone they excessively boss around. Bad for business, they slow workflow, shake confidence and promote a “wait-to-be-told” company culture. Take the test below to find out if your are guilty of micromanaging.     We […]

5 Tips To Develop A Quality Database

5 Tips To Develop A Quality Database

We have morphed over the years from boxes of old resumes, index cards (a friend of mine even remembers microfiche), “old school” networking, and the phone as your major sourcing tool to hard-drive or server based tools like:  applicant tracking systems, job boards, email, texting,  and social networking.  While all these new and improved tools […]

What’s Your Brand?

What’s Your Brand?

When grocery shopping, buying a generic brand can have its benefits, whether it’s supporting a local grocery store or not impacting your wallet as much as the fancy, decorated boxes of name brand products. It’s a different story when you use this strategy in the development of your resume. There are some benefits to having […]

How To Get Your Foot In The Door

How To Get Your Foot In The Door

Giving your clients a small offer that they can say ‘yes’ to means they are more likely to throw the door wide open to subsequent and much larger offers or requests. Getting people to say yes has a knock-on effect. Asking people an initial question or making a small request so long as it’s easy […]

6 Takeaways From CareerBuilder’s Latest Diversity Survey

6 Takeaways From CareerBuilder’s Latest Diversity Survey

According to a new report from CareerBuilder, “The Changing Face of U.S. Jobs” explores how an increasingly diverse population is affecting the composition of nearly 800 occupations by gender, age and race/ethnicity. Below are 6 key takeaways from the study: There are more women in the workforce today than at any point in U.S. history. […]

Richard Branson’s 2 Rules For Hiring Remarkable People

Richard Branson’s 2 Rules For Hiring Remarkable People

Virgin Group founder and serial entrprenuer, emphasizes the importance of creating a friendly company culture in his relatively recent book “The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership,” which was released in September 2014. Here’s what Branson does to ensure his business brings on the best people:   1.) Don’t Delegate Like Google CEO Larry Page, […]

20 Common Work Phrases That Are So Annoying

20 Common Work Phrases That Are So Annoying

Have you every thought about the weirdness of work euphemisms? Dr. Travis Bradberry via LinkedIn writes, “At first, euphemisms surfaced in the workplace to help people deal with touchy subjects that were difficult to talk about. Before long, they morphed into corporate buzzwords that expanded and took over our vocabulary until our everyday conversations started sounding like they’re taking […]

5 Tips To Nail The Interview

5 Tips To Nail The Interview

Sitting in the ‘hot seat’ can be uncomfortable. It can be nerve-wracking for some people to engage in an interview. Some people only occasionally or never engage in interviews throughout their careers. These people were fortunate enough to bypass the interview process. Maybe they knew the hiring person directly, they were from the military, or […]

Why It’s Best To Be 50% Loved & 49% Hated

Why It’s Best To Be 50% Loved & 49% Hated

 Justin Ross Lee, a New York-based internet celebrity socialite is infamous for his travel hacks. Learn more and be ready to laugh (and learn some travel hacks) in the Elite video below and the following excerpt from his new book “Don’t You Know Who I Think I Am?”.     HOW TO BE HATED. OR, […]

Efficient Or Deficient: Rate Your ATS Checklist

Efficient Or Deficient: Rate Your ATS Checklist

If you own any one of these titles:  Recruiting Manager, Recruitment Operations Manager, Manager of Process Improvement, CEO, etc…this article is for you.  The following questions should be asked as you review your Recruitment Solution.  When we refer to Recruiting Solutions, this includes:  Social Recruiting Tools, Applicant Tracking System, Customer Relationship Management, Mobile Recruiting, Online […]

Liberal Art Students Vote The Top 50 Most Desirable Employers [Infographic]

Liberal Art Students Vote The Top 50 Most Desirable Employers [Infographic]

Universum, a global research and advisory firm, surveyed 22,976 undergraduates in the US with a humanities, liberal arts, or education background to find out their dream future employer. The ranking is based on the percentage of students who chose a company as one of their top five “ideal” employers out of 230 listed companies and […]

Wellness Programs 101

Wellness Programs 101

Companies need to look at the big picture and how implementing such a simple program can develop a more successful company. Wellness programs are designed to nurture wellness in workers, regardless of the work environment.  In most companies they focus on revenue and productivity, but pay very little attention to safe practices and keeping employees […]

Image Counts

Image Counts

Image is described as creating a representation; a tangible or visible representation; or to call up a mental picture—a mental picture of something not actually present. When a candidate is interviewed for the first time, they project an image—and that image becomes a mental picture in the mind’s eye of the interviewer as they deliberate […]

How You Can Celebrate National Joe Day

How You Can Celebrate National Joe Day

Enjoy a cup of “joe” with all of your friends named Joe, Jo, Joey, Joseph, Josephine, Johanna, Joann, Jodie, or any variant of the name Joe, as ,celebrated each year on March 27th, it is National Joe Day. In Openreq’s case we are celebrating Joe our CEO. According to National Calendar this day has a […]

1 In 10 Recruits Are Considered A Bad Hire

1 In 10 Recruits Are Considered A Bad Hire

On Rec reports that one in ten new recruits are regarded as a ‘poor hiring decision’ according to the latest report, Management Insights: How to avoid common hiring mistakes from leading recruitment specialists, Robert Half UK. The report also revealed the following two alarming statistics about hiring satisfaction.  70% of HR directors have taken on a new employee […]

Want To Become A Billionaire? Here Is What You Should Major In College

Want To Become A Billionaire? Here Is What You Should Major In College

Want to become a billionaire? Engineering is the way to go. 22% of the world’s wealthiest people studied engineering at university, that is almost twice as many billionaires’ degrees as the next most popular choice. Business Insider reports, “A business education has helped 12% of plutocrats amass their fortunes, while 9% of the fattest cats studied […]

10 Things We Love And Hate About HR [Infographic]

10 Things We Love And Hate About HR [Infographic]

Human resources is the department that keeps people and processes running, eliciting strong opinions and lots of chatter…see exactly to what extent in the infographic below.      We also recommend you read  “What The Interviewer Is Really Asking” Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here. Read the source article […]

“I’m Pregnant”

“I’m Pregnant”

Our friends at Leadership with Sass Blog kindly let us repost. Linda Sasser is the founder and CEO of Impacting Leaders, a firm focused on helping companies achieve their goals by growing and developing leaders at every level. Linda’s leadership expertise reflects her experiences as a small business owner and a corporate executive. She believes the leadership […]

Why Social Recruiting Isn’t Free And Why It Doesn’t Matter

Why Social Recruiting Isn’t Free And Why It Doesn’t Matter

The idea of using social media and social technology to recruit candidates started getting traction in the HR and recruiting press about four years ago – not surprisingly, at about the same time as Facebook and LinkedIn became more widely adopted by the general populace. The basic pitch was this: use social media tools like […]

A “How To” Guide for Getting Your Business Unstuck

A “How To” Guide for Getting Your Business Unstuck

Sunday August 23, 2009, New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox:  At the top of the lineup, Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter steps up to the plate.  Red Sox starting pitcher Josh Beckett hurls his first pitch in the strike zone and Jeter takes it over the right field fence.  First pitch of the game, the […]

5 Workplace Time Wasters

5 Workplace Time Wasters

We all have moments at work where we tune out. However, not all distractions are made equal. Below are 5 big workplace time wasters according to Inc’s Rhett Power, the co-founder of Wild Creations Socializing: According to statistics, nearly 24% of all people say socializing at work is their biggest distraction. While 14% say that talking to […]

Who Is Most Likely To Change Jobs In 2015? [Infographic]

Who Is Most Likely To Change Jobs In 2015? [Infographic]

In a recent survey, CareerBuilder asked a group of workers, “What is most likely to make someone want to change jobs?” The following survey is designed to help recruiters and employers everywhere identify who is most likely to “jump ship” in 2015 and how to entice them to come and work for their company or their client. […]

How Your Words Have The Power To Influence

How Your Words Have The Power To Influence

I want to tell you about how inconsequential modifications to the words we use can influence how our clients and candidates perceive us and how likely it is that they do as we suggest. Studies have shown that people can be encouraged to collaborate with us more simply by how we phrase things. This is […]

10 Most Common Resume Goofs

10 Most Common Resume Goofs

Crafting your resume? Be sure your resume is free of these goofs …   Email Errors   One of the most common goofs we see is an incorrect email address. Since most job search efforts are centered around email communications, having an email address that is wrong or difficult to interpret can be a pothole […]

7 Tips For Networking At A Job Fair

7 Tips For Networking At A Job Fair

Career Fairs are an excellent way to meet, network, and interview with numerous recruiters in a short period of time. Fairs can land you jobs, enhance your search, and improve your interviewing skills. Career Fair success lies in effective preparation, and communication. Make sure to research the employers you want to visit: learn about them, […]

HR Pro Turned Image Consultant Shares 6 Ways To Look Like A Powerful Professional

HR Pro Turned Image Consultant Shares 6 Ways To Look Like A Powerful Professional

It doesn’t take a ridiculously awesome salary to look like a million bucks. That is the last thing image consultant Sylvie di Giusto wants to hear from someone considering a makeover: “I don’t have the money for this.”  Richard Feloni of Business Insider explains, “To her, equating looking good with having money is based on a […]

Sitting Is Killing You [Infographic]

Sitting Is Killing You [Infographic]

Whether tending out crops or hunting wild boar, most of our lives as humans were lived on our feet. But with the advent of TV, computers, and the desk job, we’re sitting down more than ever before in history…. 9.3 hours a day, even more time than we spend sleeping. Our bodies weren’t built for […]

How To Disagree With Your Boss Without Looking Like A Jerk

How To Disagree With Your Boss Without Looking Like A Jerk

It is inevitable, that supremely awkward moment you disagree with your boss. While disagreeing with your boss is certainly uncomfortable, expressing your viewpoint is important for you professional growth as well as the company’s progress. 99U quotes Social scientist Joseph Grenny via  Harvard Business Review  on how to express disagreement with your superior without sound disrespectful.  […]

How The List Of Fortune’s 50 Greatest Leaders Is Built

How The List Of Fortune’s 50 Greatest Leaders Is Built

Fortune’s annual list of the world’s 50 greatest leaders is out with Apple CEO Tim Cook as #1. In the video below Fortune explains who they decide who gets on the list and in what order. Interesting listen. For the full list and bio click here We also recommend you read  “Besides Improved Salary, What Do […]

Google’s Epic Recruitment Video

While this recruitment video by Google is a little longer than you may want to go considering that the attention span of a typical video watcher is up to one minute, it definitely does the job at making Google look like a fantastic place to work. Check it out!   We also recommend you read […]

2 Tips On How To Be An Impressive Speaker

2 Tips On How To Be An Impressive Speaker

Does public speaking make your stomach butterflies go into overdrive? Insights by Stanford Business recently released a mountain of presenting wisdom on all these aspects of public speaking from professor Matt Abrahams. Jessica Stillman, the editor-at-large of Women 2.0 writes, “Abrahams’ truly comprehensive article covers everything from how to structure your speech to what to eat the […]

Think Big

Think Big

“Ninety-one percent of Millennials…expect to stay in a job for less than three years, according to the Future Workplace “Multiple Generations @ Work” survey of 1,189 employees and 150 managers. That means they would have 15 – 20 jobs over the course of their working lives!” (www.forbes.com August 14, 2012) To all those potential job hopping millennials […]

Millennials Are Lying About McDonald’s

Millennials Are Lying About McDonald’s

According to popular opinion, McDonald’s recent sales decline is due to millennials.”Increasingly, younger diners are seeking out fresher, healthier food and chains that offer customizable menu options for little more than the price of a combo meal,” The Wall Street Journal reported recently. This recent report by Morgan Stanley however shows differently…..Although millennials express dislike […]

What Are The Top 3 Things That Worry Your Boss?

What Are The Top 3 Things That Worry Your Boss?

Our friends at Leadership with Sass Blog kindly let us repost. Linda Sasser is the founder and CEO of Impacting Leaders, a firm focused on helping companies achieve their goals by growing and developing leaders at every level. Linda’s leadership expertise reflects her experiences as a small business owner and a corporate executive. She believes the leadership […]

What The Interviewer Is Really Asking [Infographic]

What The Interviewer Is Really Asking [Infographic]

 This guide will help you understand the motive behind these sometimes unbearable questions. Feel free to share with your friends!      We also recommend you read. “Take A Vacation Already!”Want to receive more articles like this to your inbox? Subscribe here. Read the source article at wisecareers.com

Recruiters, Think Like A Job Seeker

Recruiters, Think Like A Job Seeker

Remember back when you where a job seeker: the countless job postings, the countless phone calls to potential employers, and the overall stress of finding the right avenue to obtain “that” job. Remembering these troubles and stresses while helping a candidate find “that” job can be extremely    motivating in how you as a recruiter approach […]

Pets At Work, A Good Idea?

Pets At Work, A Good Idea?

A few years ago, I visited with a client and quickly noticed pets in his employees’ offices. I must say that I was shocked at first to see animals in the workplace. Then, I noticed how relaxed everyone was. Some of the dogs meandered through the office and stopped at each desk to visit the […]

So You Want To Start A Business?

So You Want To Start A Business?

So you’ve got a great startup idea. But what do you do with it? Do you have a business plan? Do you have a business partner or any idea where you’ll go for financial backing? How will you support yourself while you’re figuring these things out? How will you even learn how to do them? […]

New Data From The US Census Bureau Shows The Wage Gap Between Men And Women

New Data From The US Census Bureau Shows The Wage Gap Between Men And Women

According to Business Insider, “In 2013, among full-time, year-round workers, women were paid 78% as much as men, according to the American Association of University Women.  That’s the so-called pay gap between genders, and it hasn’t moved much in a decade. Now, new data released by the US Census Bureau reveals the scope of that gap within occupations. It compares men […]

The Dad: A Revealing Story About Steve Jobs’ leadership Style

The Dad: A Revealing Story About Steve Jobs’ leadership Style

” Steve Jobs started out as an asshole — but, a new book says, he got better.”, writes Seth Fiegerman via Mashable describing “Becoming Steve Jobs”,  a new biography of the late Apple CEO.  According to Fiegerman, “The book’s authors, Brent Schlender and Rick Tetzeli, suggest that much of Jobs’s professional image as a mercurial manager was […]

Monthly Disposable Income Around The World [Infographic]

Monthly Disposable Income Around The World [Infographic]

According to a new infographic from Movehub based on data from Numbeo, those living in Switzerland, the land of chocolate and cuckoo clocks (and low taxes) make the highest average monthly personal disposable income (income after taxes are paid) in the world, at $6,301 per month. See where all the countries stand in the infographic […]

Do Women “Man Up” Or Does The Office Need To “Man Down’?

Do Women “Man Up” Or Does The Office Need To “Man Down’?

With only 14.6 percent of executive officer positions belonging to American women, there’s no question the workplace could be doing more to extend a welcoming hand to their female workers. Dana Theus, the founder of InPower Women and InPower Consulting, Inc., told Huffington Post in an interview that offices are in need of “moving from an either-or kind […]

Can Recruiters Live Without Job Boards?

Can Recruiters Live Without Job Boards?

Once upon a time, there were newspapers and phones. Recruiters used them religiously (along with persuasion, knowledge, and the occasional 3-martini lunch) to land candidates, and all was good.  Then job boards – ‘online classifieds’, as they were first know – appeared in the mid 1990s. Recruiters quickly adopted the new technology. Why? Job boards […]

Got Gaps?  3 Tips For Handling Employment History Problems

Got Gaps? 3 Tips For Handling Employment History Problems

The department staff gathers around to celebrate a milestone for a staff member. It is retirement day for Joe Smith who has been with the company for thirty years. Management is there to present a nice gold watch to Joe along with a plaque commemorating his extensive service and loyalty to the company. The staff […]

5 ‘Uber’ Difficult Interview Questions

5 ‘Uber’ Difficult Interview Questions

The hot tech giant Uber has a killer application process. According to Business Insider, ” To become a General Manager — someone who launches and leads a team in a brand-new city for Uber — you’ll be taking a timed, two-hour analytics test. For more creative positions, like Uber’s Marketing Manager position, you may be asked […]

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