Holiday Job Hunting Tips to Get Hired
Dec08

Holiday Job Hunting Tips to Get Hired

The holiday season is fast approaching and it’s easy to get distracted from your job-hunting activities. You may think that no one is hiring in December – you are wrong! Even if they are not hiring, companies are interviewing to get a jump-start on the New Year. A new year brings new budgets and approved positions and hiring managers want them filled immediately! In this video, Matt Cicco, Career Coach with Matthew Douglas Career...

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New Job? What to Do in the First 30 Days!
Nov14

New Job? What to Do in the First 30 Days!

Congratulations on the new job! Getting through the interview process and being selected is an accomplishment. Once you land at your new workplace, there are some specific steps you can take to keep that new job for a long time. You might expect your organization to have everything ready for you the first day. If your new manager has a place for you to work and plans out your week, you will probably have an easier integration....

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Hiring Quotient: Attitude over Skills
Nov07

Hiring Quotient: Attitude over Skills

Three punches to the face. That is what I saw about half way through my talk with a group of high school students about getting a job or starting a business. Luckily, that was not the attitude of the class. The reason I am talking to the students is it is an effort to pair successful professionals with disadvantaged kids to share experiences about working in the corporate world and as an entrepreneur. Initially we talk about how to...

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What to Say on a Job Application after Being Fired
Oct10

What to Say on a Job Application after Being Fired

After being fired, what do you say on a job application? In this video, I discuss some career tips to help you over that hurdle – of what to say and how to say it. For some of you the hurdle is small, others it may seem like a wall that you need to scale. No matter what the situation, you can find a way to communicate what happened or find a way to divert to the conversation. You may not get it right the first time, however with...

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Poor Conflict Management Affects More Than One Employee
Sep12

Poor Conflict Management Affects More Than One Employee

The sad truth is working for a manager that deals with employee issues or conflict poorly or is not always illegal. This week, I listened to the story of a local business owner with less than 150 employees. The owner deals with one of their senior employees poorly. I cringe as the Controller/Human Resources leader boasts how they create a job to displace the senior employee from their leader role. They change the job requirements...

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