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What Makes Part Time Businesses Such a Lucrative Option?

While some prefer to take up an 8 to 10-hour job at an office, there are others who prefer working... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
All great information. The only thing I want to throw out is that you also need discipline and passion. It becomes very easy to slump into unmotivated habits or get caught up worrying and/or working on chores instead of your craft.
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Online degrees – the difference between those offered by an online provider and those from a traditional college

Online degrees have become more and more popular over recent years. Studying online enables you to... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
I agree that where you received your education shouldn't matter. What matters is that you can show both verbally and through action that you have a great understanding of the subject matter material. You should always look for ways to present your skills in the best manner possible. One note: I personally avoid "degree-wavers" or "years of experience blurters". Why? Just because you have a degree (even if it is a well known university) doesn't mean you have a handle or understanding of the material you studied. The same is true for years of experience. I don't care if you have [insert number of years] experience if you can't demonstrate that you know the material. Companies, peers and clients only care that you can deliver on the promise of the work.
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Goldman Sachs' HR chief says this is the key to writing a winning cover letter

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“I love your passion to change the world but…”

Every morning we wake up, we get on with our day, we do what we have to do... but do you feel that... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Great write up on motivation and perseverance.
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Effective Recruiting Strategies To Hire Best Talent

In a highly competitive job market, the onus is on recruiters and HR professionals to think outside... read more

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Jef LippiattOwner at Startup Chucktown
Definitely an interesting article. However, I tend to agree with Lina on the flattery tactic. It seems like it could backfire with a small miscalculation. Also, group interviewing may seem like a "time-saver" but you are putting candidates into an awkward position. Applicants that are more introverted may be less inclined to speak up or embellish putting them at a disadvantage to those that are more outspoken or don't mind stretching the truth to catch your attention. Group interviews can create a hostile environment where every candidate that answers successively tries to out do the previous candidate answers regardless of truth. One of the largest problems I've faced working with recruiters personally is that they have their own agenda. Meaning, they could care less what position I'm interested or the opportunities I'm seeking. Most recruiters would rather try to fit a square peg into a round hole than try to find the right position for a great candidate. Also, something I think the recruiter industry as a whole needs to work on is building legitimate and long-term relationships with potential candidates. If you throw jobs I'm uninterested (either role or location) or constantly send me every job req you get. I'll tune you out after 1 or 2 emails. In fact recruiters I'm dealing with lately have me wondering if I need to start an email list that sends them sarcastic pictures of cats with snarky retorts (and yes I would lump all of the recruiters into the "To:" line without blind copying them, because they deserve to know how many of them aren't approaching the job the correct way. Don't focus on "flourish" focus on personal connections and actually adding value. Applicants don't like to feel like they are being gamed for some secondary purpose.
Lina BarfootEditor at SavvySME
Interesting article, although the tactic of hand-picking and flattering seems like it could be quite problematic, unless you hire all those you "flatter". There might be some potential for bad blood there?
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5 Principles for Women Re-Entering the Workforce: Is It Too Late?

There are so many myths concerning women in business. But in today's market, women are actually... read more

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Ling Lee at Digital Marketing and Personal Branding
Great article Barbara! Your article is such an inspiration to all women, whether they are re-entering the workforce, or changing careers.
Yee TrinhCo-founder at SavvySME
Great read Barbara. It's just a matter of summoning the courage to get back into it. Not as easy to do as it is to say unfortunately!
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Could this be the best way to get that promotion super fast?

Let me ask you a personal question………. Would you like a promotion? Maybe you could do with some... read more

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Yes Phil. This is one of the Secrets of Highly Successful Positive Thinking People, I have discovered.
Phil JoelDirector at SavvySME
Hi Christopher. Thanks for sharing. You're right. We often forget what we already have.
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What if you were to fully unleash your spirit?

You know the deepest part of you that suffers whenever you compromise your values, the part of... read more

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Sorry for this blog post.

Today when meeting with a client, I apologised for my position in the company.  I am the Managing... read more

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10 jobs that will bring out your creative peak

1.  Animator The popularity of computers is constantly rising – this is the career you’ll find... read more

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Damian WolfSelf at Self
Appreciate your comment Wendy!
Wendy HuangFull Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes
Hi Damian, Thanks for the great career suggestions! I've pondered a few of these choices previously but have chosen to take them up as hobbies instead :) Still just as rewarding!
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How to achieve image success

Look the best you have ever looked in 2014. Do you have what it takes to achieve image success?... read more

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Roslyn Holden Colour Image Consultant. Trainer and educater at sheike me up
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Wendy HuangFull Time Blogger and YouTuber at A Custom Blog in 4 Minutes
Wow thanks for the suggestions Roslyn, I believe that fashion is so important for your personal branding too :)