Job Hunters: No One Cares About the Color of Your Parachute

Job Hunters: No One Cares About the Color of Your Parachute Blunt, practical advice from the author of ‘The Perpetual Paycheck’  by Richard Eisenberg, senior Web editor of the Money & Security and Work & Purpose channels of Next Avenue Attention job seekers: It’s not all about you. That’s the message in the new book by employment attorney and coach Lori B. Rassas, The Perpetual Paycheck: 5 Secrets to Getting a Job, Keeping a Job, and Earning Income for Life in the Loyalty-Free Workplace. Rassas maintains that job hunters too often focus on what they want and care about rather than what prospective employers need right now. I just spoke with Rassas for her advice to make yourself a stronger candidate, especially if you’re 50 or older. Highlights: Next Avenue: How would you describe today’s job market for people over 50? Rassas: It used to be that as you aged, … Continue reading

Continue To Pay It Forward Even If You Never See Results

As an employment attorney and a career coach, I continue to be amazed and humbled by the fact that so many of my clients tell me that they apply the career advice I provide to a number of different aspects of their lives, including how they build and nurture their personal relationships. Perhaps this should not surprise me; although most of us need to work to earn money to survive (to acquire food, shelter, and other necessities), at the same time, most of us see our jobs as much more than that. Some people place a high value on the prestige associated with a position, and other people view their jobs as a measurement of self-worth or their ability to make a valuable contribution to society. Continue to read the full article on the official website of Sarah Price. … Continue reading

7 Tactics to Avoid the ‘Overqualified’ Blues

Payscale Career News, September 29, 2014 Until now, you may have believed that it was a good thing to have lots of skills and an over-abundance of job experience. After all, you’ve worked hard over the years to build that portfolio and to earn every line on your resume. In the sometimes-backwards world of the job hunt, that gold-plated resume may actually be sending up red flags to your prospective employer. The manager may be concerned that you won’t be willing to accept direction, that you’ll get bored or that you won’t work well with co-workers, or that you’ll continue to look for a more senior-level (and higher-paying) position. Or, the real reason could have something more to do with your age. Read the entire article at : http://www.payscale.com/career-news/2014/09/7-tactics-to-avoid-the-‘overqualified’-blues … Continue reading

How to Get a Job on Wall Street

the date guy, September 29, 2013 “Wall Street firms know they can train on the business – they want exciting, interesting, and motivated people,” says Matt Bodnar. In 2009, he landed a job with one of the most prestigious investment firms, Goldman Sachs, right out of college. Surprisingly, he If you’re pursuing top finance jobs, odds are working on Wall Street is on your bucket list. Often thought of as the brass ring of the industry, a job on Wall Street can seem so elusive it is almost mythical. However, it doesn’t have to be. We spoke with some industry professionals to get their opinions and advice on how to secure a position on New York’s most famous street. Read the full article at : http://www.thatedeguy.com/2013/09/how-to-get-a-job-on-wall-street/ … Continue reading

Policing Medical Practice Employees After Work

American Medical News, August 26, 2013 Doctors can try to regulate staff actions outside the office, but they must watch what they try to stamp out and how they do it. The University of Pennsylvania Health System and its affiliates recently joined Cleveland Clinic and other hospitals in banning the employment of smokers. Proponents say such policies lower health care costs and improve employee and community health. Others believe these restrictions may be the beginning of a slippery ethical slope in which employees can be fired or banned for personal decisions and activities unrelated to their specific jobs. Read the full article at : http://www.amednews.com/article/20130826/business/130829981/4/ … Continue reading

Pondering Whether to Make Amends

New York Times, May 3, 2013 I have another take on the issue of former bosses who give poor references, or who damn people with faint praise (“Weeding Out the Bad Reference,” April 20). For a number of years, I was in a very good position to advance in my field. I solicited references who indicated that they’d be strongly supportive. I had some very positive interviews with potential employers, but invariably their interest would evaporate. Eventually I came to understand that one reference – an enthusiastic supporter to my face – was evidently saying awful things about me. (I have no idea what.) I stopped listing him as a reference, but I’m in a specialized field in which it’s not difficult to learn about open positions, and I discovered that in some cases he was bad-mouthing me anyway. Read the full article at : http://www.nytimes.com/2014/05/04/jobs/pondering-whether-to-make-amends.html?smid=fb-share&_r=0 … Continue reading

Why Employers Could Hire You Based On ‘Cultural Fit’

USA Today College, January 9, 2013 Expect some out-of-the-box questions in your job interview. When Boston University senior Sophia Shin of Reston, Va., applied for an internship at prestigious consulting firm Bose Public Affairs Group, the last question she expected to be asked during the interview was, “If you could be one superhero, who would you be?” Read the full article at : http://college.usatoday.com/2013/01/09/why-employers-could-hire-you-based-on-cultural-fit/ … Continue reading

Regulating Employee Behavior Off-The-Clock

You’re a respiratory therapist on an oncology unit and a long-time smoker. In fact, you’re often observed by fellow employees and sometimes patients taking smoke breaks in close proximity to the hospital grounds.You’re a department manager at a highly regarded health care system and an exotic dancer when you’re not “on the clock,” although the fact that you’re in a salaried position makes determining what’s “off the clock” somewhat challenging. You’re a sleep technologist at a sleep center in a small community and you also write a blog on “stupid medical errors” in your spare time. Employees should be aware of employers policies that regulate off-duty behavior, like blogging about stupid medical errors. Could any of these activities create problems for these individuals or their employers? Would the problems be significant enough that their jobs might actually be in jeopardy? Read more here…. … Continue reading

Say ‘Cheese’ : The Pros & Cons of Employee Photos

Emplicity, Employee Management Made Simple, 2011 Employee photos are often used on company recruiting sites, in annual reports and to promote an organization’s products and services. But that doesn’t mean that every employee welcomes such opportunities. “Pictures help us transform from a faceless company to people that customers can relate to,” said James Dunworth of ECigaretteDirect in the U.K. “The personal service that we as a small company offer to customers is one advantage that we have over large companies. Photos of our staff reinforce this.” Read the full article at : http://www.emplicity.com/newsletters/index.php?dn=2011_03_f0 … Continue reading