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Your Parents and Your Job Hunt

On 03/04/2012, in Career, Finding a Job, Professionalism, by Jordan Wilson

Sometimes you read something and pray it is satire. But you know it is not.

Today it is a story on how parents help their children in finding a job.

When I say “children”, I mean adults. Those in their 20s.

And when I say “help” with the job hunt, I mean … 

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Creative Employee Work Spaces

On 03/02/2012, in Career, Daily Work, Staff Management, by Jordan Wilson

Gone are corner offices and huge oak desks for employees in many innovative companies.

Instead, many companies – especially trendy, cutting edge firms – have gone in the polar opposite direction. No more staid and stuffy. Now it is fun and frivolous.

Why? 

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In “Know of What You Speak”, we saw how you can improve your career success by understanding your business environment and properly using the terminology.

The more you know, the better your chance of success.

But the converse is also true.

For many – especially younger workers – this is a bigger problem. Here is why. 

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Sounding like you are smart, does not mean that you are.

I think this is an underrated problem for many people.

Something that came to mind, yet again, while reading a Seth Godin post

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Tips to Improve Your Cover Letters

On 02/19/2012, in Cover Letters & Resumes, by Jordan Wilson

We saw in “Cover Letters Are Still Important” that cover letters are very useful in securing a job. In fact, 80% of hiring managers find value in reviewing job applicant cover letters.

So how can you improve your next cover letter? 

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Terrible Cover Letters

On 02/16/2012, in Cover Letters & Resumes, by Jordan Wilson

Last week a cover letter from a JPMorgan job applicant went viral due to its sheer …

Is awfulness a word?

I did not intend to comment on the cover letter as it seemed to be everywhere. Then my nephew sent me one of his cover letters for feedback and, for some strange reason, the JPMorgan cover letter kept flashing in my mind.

Sadly, a true story. 

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Make the Most of Your Job Interview

On 01/22/2012, in Finding a Job, Interviewing, by Jordan Wilson

Many applicants for the same job share the same traits.

Similar education, technical skills, and experience.

Makes sense seeing as how applicants respond to a well-defined job advertisement. 

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Facebook – Friend or Big Brother?

On 01/17/2012, in Career, Email, Professionalism, by Jordan Wilson

Just read an interesting article on Facebook.

Facebook and Politico are working together to create sentiment analysis reports on political issues. Now that in itself is not overly interesting.

What is intriguing is this: 

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10 Tips For Getting Hired

On 01/13/2012, in Finding a Job, Interviewing, by Jordan Wilson

In today’s competitive job market, applicants look for every possible edge in their job hunt.

Many job applicants possess similar education, skills, and experience. So you need to separate yourself from the pack.

The question is how.

Courtesy of a former Google hiring manager, some good advice on getting the job offer.  

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Goal Achievement – CFA Exams

On 01/06/2012, in Career, Informal Education, by Jordan Wilson

In the post, New Year Resolutions?, we looked at how to find free time in life.

Free time to achieve a resolution, perhaps related to a career or personal objective.

Then making the most of that free time by developing a structured game plan for success and focussing on attaining the goal.

Today we will use the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) exams as an example. 

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