Archive for the 'Community' Category

Mar 17 2014

Making It Personal

In this age of social networking that reduces much interpersonal communication to the news feeds from various social websites, people tend to forget the value of making it personal through real face-to-face networking.  Nothing replaces looking someone in the eye, sharing a handshake and a smile.  Have we become too content with mere electronic representations [...]

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Jan 20 2014

You Gotta Serve Somebody!

With the largest segment of the population reaching what many thought would be their retirement years, it’s not always clear if the Boomer generation will settle quietly into non-work mode, or continue to seek out new employment opportunities.  Certainly for some, retirement is the plan; no work, just trying to find ways to explore their [...]

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Jan 28 2013

Culture Or Capability?

Recently, I read an article from Bloomberg Business Week about how many employers believe it to be more important for prospective hires to have a strong cultural match with a company’s existing staff, than it is for applicants to just have strong skills.  Really?  I guess I didn’t get the memo on this edict.  When [...]

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Sep 17 2012

Politics And Other Touchy Subjects

As I reminded everyone last time out, we have a national election coming up in less than two months.  And as a result, we are seeing a lot of personal opinions and arguments expressed about the various referendums, ballot measures and candidates running for office.   Many of the views are provided by reliable and knowledgeable [...]

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Aug 06 2012

Urbanity

The ebb and flow of populations moving in and out of urban centers has a direct effect on the growth of our economies.  It seems that at present, our cities are seeing an influx of people.  Some folks move to the cities to find work, others for education, or to find better access to healthcare [...]

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Mar 05 2012

Everyone’s A Comedian. Not!

Published byHank under Community, interviewing, research

Bob went for his interview at a major market radio station excited and grateful that he was being considered to fill a rare and much coveted on-air news position.  He felt prepared to meet the station’s news director, and had done a lot of research about this station, its lengthy ratings dominance, its audience and [...]

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Dec 26 2011

Top 10 Job Seeker Resolutions For 2012

Ah yes, the end of the year.  Now is the time year when almost anyone with an audience looks back on the past twelve months to reflect on the best of this, and most important of that.  Brief perspectives such as the “top ten list” can be very handy in providing a close-up view of [...]

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May 02 2011

Attitude Of Gratitude

Among the complaints I hear frequently from employees are comments like:  “I’ve been busting my butt for this company for years, and not once has anyone actually said, ‘thanks for your efforts’.”  And almost as frequently I hear employers say things like: “Why should I say ‘thank you’?  It’s their job!  What the heck am [...]

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Mar 22 2010

Insane Clowns and Vicious Cycles!

Published byHank under Community, education

There’s an amazing amount of injustice in the employment world these days, so please pardon my impatience and dissatisfaction with the government and employers that are making so many bad decisions, and the lives of so many so difficult!
The welfare and well being of our children are at stake when over 23,000 teachers were given [...]

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Dec 28 2009

The Long Road

In many communities – urban and suburban – the current economic climate has necessitated cutbacks or elimination of services.  In particular, public transportation systems around the country are taking a big hit.  Routes are being altered, and in some cases eliminated.  So for many, getting to work – or anyplace else for that matter – [...]

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Dec 14 2009

The Smart Season

With the Winter Holiday Season upon us, occupying our thoughts, hearts and lives, I wanted to take a moment or two to encourage those who are out of work to keep looking and keep trying!
“But who the heck is hiring, this time of year,” you ask?
Maybe not as many employers are hiring right now as [...]

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Nov 30 2009

It Takes Teamwork

It’s a rare thing to be working alone, solo. While you may have myriad responsibilities that are yours and for which you must take ownership, you will be working with others as part of a team.  And even if you’re self-employed, you may be working for yourself, but maybe not by yourself.  Whether directly or [...]

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Feb 09 2009

Reach Out

Whether you are a new graduate looking for your first major gig, or an experienced professional who has been laid off, open and honest communication with your network of family, friends and industry peers is your best bet for making headway in your job search.
It is not uncommon to feel withdrawn when you’re out of [...]

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Oct 06 2008

How Will The Election Impact You?

Published byHank under Community

With about a month to go at the time of this post until the 2008 Presidential Election, let me start by encouraging you vote on Election Day (Tuesday, November 4(! It is so very important for all of voting age to exercise their rights! And there is none more important than participating in [...]

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May 16 2008

Get out there and have some FUN!

Published byHank under Community, Networking

The weather’s getting warmer.  Have you noticed all the fun you can have in your community during the warmer months?  All across the country, concerts, festivals, street fairs, will be filling the air with music and community.
It is important for all of us to get out and enjoy being entertained for the sheer joy [...]

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