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4 Habits of Highly Effective Job Searching


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About 3 weeks ago, I was laid off from my position due to company restructuring. I’m not gonna lie. The initial blow was painful. I’m still making a valiant effort to get back on my feet, but the job hunt has been unexpectedly fruitful. Some of it is luck and a lot of it was me leveraging my network and making myself as “marketable” as possible. That’s it!

Here are some things you can do to ramp up your search… (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, April 22 2014 » Career Planning and Goal Setting, Personal Organization » 4 Comments

Networking at a Funeral


Robby

I gave a presentation recently and brought up the idea of networking at a funeral. What? Networking at a funeral?? That seems like the most awful, insensitive, unprofessional, and terrible idea ever, doesn’t it? Maybe. (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, April 15 2014 » Uncategorized » No Comments

The Creative Process is Hard Work. That is Why It’s a Process.


Sean

I wrote a blog last month on Taking an Axe to Distraction. In that post, I talk about how some Indiana companies are restructuring what productivity is. This post ties productivity into the creative process. Many customers see the creative process’s end result.  The fact is the creative process is not a spur of artistic genius. It takes a lot of work and thought. (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, April 8 2014 » Self Development » No Comments

What Does “Required Skills” Mean Anyway?


Robby

If you’re looking for work or if you’re trying to hire someone, you’ll often come across the words “requirements.” I’d like to argue that this doesn’t really mean what you think it means. (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, April 1 2014 » Career Planning and Goal Setting, Ethics and Fraud » 2 Comments

Taking an Axe to Distraction


Sean

I came across a commercial describing the supposed American dream.  Actor Neal McDonough describes Europe countries “strolling” and “taking August off.” The commercial is around how American dream is to work hard and to “take only 2 weeks off in August.” The idea I took away from the commercial was not America is better than European countries. I found the commercial describing how American dream is changing. The focus is not so much a 9 to 5 job but making the most of out productivity.

The American dream has changed Indiana. I am seeing more and more companies testing ways to increase productivity. A lot of research is at our fingertips. We all have to figure out what works best for each of us. (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, March 25 2014 » Self Development, Time Management » No Comments

Stop Saying You “Lost” Your Job


Robby

I meet a lot of jobseekers in Indianapolis. I speak at various events in Central Indiana, some of which consist entirely of people who are between jobs. But I’m getting pretty tired of some of the language that’s being used. The worst offender? Saying you “lost” your job. (Read the rest of this post…)

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Tue, March 18 2014 » Career Planning and Goal Setting, Self Development » No Comments