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Vol. 16, Issue 34 - Week of August 21, 2017

4 Keys to mapping out a better career path Abridged: Fast Company

NEW YORK, NY -- 1) The right attitude: The right attitude and willingness to take risks (in spite of fear) is vital to your career. Risk taking allows you to obtain opportunities when they present themselves. It's an attitude that lets you keep pushing forward, and gives you the confidence to try new things. One of the best ways to learn is by throwing yourself into an activity and picking things up as you go along.

2) The right structure: A good plan is about more than its component parts. It's about the way that they slot together to make a coherent whole, propelling you towards your destination. Step back and look at the big picture. Sometimes you need to take what seems like a step backward to develop the skills and connections for a bigger leap forward.

3) The right support: How can you ensure you're getting the right support? Finding a mentor is a favorite option. Mentors provide you direct, specific guidance and can advance your case when needed. Create short-term mentoring opportunities. Approach a potential mentor with a request for a specific short-term mentoring project so they know they're facing less of a commitment, making them more likely to say yes. 4) The right strategy: With the right attitude, the right structure, and the right support you can build a strategy that pushes your career forward. So take the time to plan it out and to prepare for your future career.

Work smarter and land a job over the competition Staff Writer, The Career News

LOS ANGELES, CA -- These days, to land a job over the competition, you have to work smarter. The hard part is to get your resume read by the right people at the right time. Good jobs aren't on the market very long. To succeed your resume has to be available to the employer the moment they decide to fill a position.

One easy way to be found by employers who are looking to hire someone with your skills, is to post your resume on all the top job sites and niche job boards. This is a proven, documented method of successful job searching. While it may take a fair amount of time to find and fill out the forms of all these sites, you will definitely multiply your chances of landing a job.

If you want all the benefits without all the work, you can let a service like Resume Rabbit do it for you. You fill out one simple form and they'll instantly post your resume on 85 top job sites like Job.com, Beyond.com, CareerBuilder, Dice & more. Then you'll be seen by over 1.5 million employers & recruiters daily. It takes ONLY 5 minutes and saves 60 hours of research and data entry. Instantly post your resume on all the top job sites, to find a job faster.

Ways to use psychology to nail your next interview Abridged: ETC Consult

HOUSTON, TX -- Speak Expressively: If you want to impressive an interviewer, you need to speak expressively. Expressive speech, with modulation in pitch and volume, and a minimum of noticeable pauses, boosts credibility and enhances the impression of intelligence. An effective way to improve your ability to speak expressively during job interviews is to practice for your next interview with a friend, family member or colleague who is a very good speaker.

Avoid the Fake Smile: Body language such as smiling, eye contact, leaning forward and body orientation positively affect interview ratings. However, fake smiles are likely to work against you and increase the likelihood that you will be perceived as insincere and untrustworthy. Find Similarities with your Interviewer(s): It's human nature to want to surround ourselves with people who are similar to us. If you know who you're going to be interviewed by, look them up on LinkedIn and Google them to learn about their background, their hobbies, values and beliefs.

Leverage Social Proof: Potential employers are influenced by social proof. Throughout the interview, quote past employers or clients who have praised you for your successes and recommend your work. If you're being interviewed by other organizations and you're asked whether you're interviewing for anyone else, tell the interviewer that you do have other offers but that you're more interested in working for them because you see their role and company as the most exciting one.

4 Ways to increase your changes of getting a job Abridged: The Job Network

CHARLOTTE, NC -- 1) Tailor Your Resume for the Specific Job Posting. With so much competition in the workplace, it's now expected that you will tailor your resume so that the hiring manager can see right away how your qualifications match the job description. Use specific language in your resume and put your job history in an order that gears your qualifications toward a specific job.

2) Clear your Resume and Cover Letter of Tired Old Cliches. After a potential employer sees the terms "team player," "transformational leader" and "responsible for" countless times, it becomes quite stale. Instead of saying "responsible for," use your resume to say what you actually accomplished, in specific numbers, which benefited the company in your previous job. 3) Skip the References. Years ago, it was expected that your resume would include several references at the bottom. Now, it's assumed that any potential employee can supply references if asked. Some hiring managers even find a resume containing the words, "references supplied upon request" an annoyance - it's a given that doesn't have to be stated.

4) Practice Before Your Live Interview. Even though you know you're a perfect fit for the job, your nerves can betray you on interview day. Getting in some practice of your "self pitch" in front of a mirror is a good idea. Go over your pitch until you feel comfortable, so you will not go suddenly blank when the interview starts.

[VIDEO] The secret to nailing your next job interview Staff Writer, The Career News

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Did you know that when the job market was booming it took an average of 3 interviews to get 1 job offer? Now it takes 17! When you finally land the job interview of your dreams will you have what it takes to land the job offer? You must stand out during the job interview or you might as well be playing the lottery.

Most job seekers spend hours creating their resumes and cover letters, searching through job postings, reviewing classified ads and networking--all in order to land the job interview. Yet 99% of them don't have a clue what to do when they get one.

There's a little known "secret career document" you can quickly and easily customize for your next important job interview that literally forces the interviewer to picture you filling the position. This powerful technique was created by one of California's top marketing professionals. His method guarantees you'll automatically stand out from the crowd and shoot straight to the top of the "must hire" list for any position you seek. To ace your next interview and get hired faster visit: The Job Interview Secret.

Ways to know it's time to launch your own business Danielle Mund, The Muse

CHICAGO, IL -- You're Ready to Scale, But You Don't Have Time. If you're working full time and spending evenings and weekends on your venture, then that's fantastic. But it's nearly impossible to do all the work required to keep it a money-making venture and create longer-term sustainability. When you hit the point of not having enough time to do all the things you want to for your business, then there's a good chance you're at least partially ready for the next step.

You Have Enough Money Saved to Support Yourself. Make sure you have enough money to keep living until your business really takes off. It's important to understand how much you need to live and how long you realistically think it will take until you're turning enough of a profit to pay yourself a livable salary. Having a sense of your total spending each month and how that breaks down into general categories is critical.

Your Commitment to Success is at 111%. Sometimes success takes longer and includes more bumps in the road than expected - but it's possible, as long as you're committed and constantly learning and adjusting. Remember all those stories you've heard of how the most successful entrepreneurs in the world made it to where they are now? Well, one thing they had in common is an unyielding commitment to doing whatever it was that needed to be done in order to make their dream a reality.

Easiest way to start your own business - Free Consultation Staff Writer, The Career News

LAS VEGAS, NV -- Have you dreamed of owning your own business or running a side gig, but don't know where to start? Franchises are becoming more and more popular as a way for people to buy and own their own business. Here are 4 main advantages to owning a franchise.

First, you're able to operate your own business with the security of working with a large company. Second, the start-up, operations and general business plans are laid out for you with training and support from the franchisor. Third, you reduce your risk due to the success of the franchisor's reputation & experience. Fourth, it may be easier to borrow money to start a franchise than an independent business. If you've been thinking about starting your own business, we recommend a complimentary consultation with FranChoice, the premier "matchmaker" of the franchising industry.

During your consultation, the consultants from FranChoice will help you identify franchise businesses that meet your criteria based on your goals, skills and preferences. Then they'll guide you through the franchise investigation process and answer all your questions. FranChoice is paid by the various companies offering franchises to help them find suitable matches. So it's free to you and there's no commitment or pressure to buy. Instantly sign up for your free consultation with a franchise expert.

Why you're not getting paid more money Abridged: CBS News

TRENTON, NJ -- The salary an employer is prepared to offer you will depend upon a range of factors - including but not limited to your experience. Even if the job description asks for a specific number of years experience in a specific role, if you have more - or more targeted - experience, you might be eligible to make slightly more than an incoming hire or candidate with just the minimum.

An employer will also take into account your previous salary history, your level of education (and sometimes even the "level" of your institution). They'll also measure your geographical location and the cost of living there, so two positions in suburban Ohio and New York City, respectively, would be compensated differently.

Usually, most employers have a salary range in mind. Where you fall on that predetermined range will be decided based on all these factors we just mentioned. So "commensurate with experience" in this case doesn't mean "sky's the limit" if you happen to be super experienced. It might, however, mean you'll make more than the slightly less experienced new hire with your same job description. Or less than the slightly more experienced one. That said, whenever you see the phrase "commensurate with experience," or something like it, be prepared to negotiate, at least a little. You might not have much leverage, but it's at least a crack in the window for you to give it a try.

Have you tried this powerful job search engine yet? Staff Writer, The Career News

SAN DIEGO, CA -- If you've recently been searching online for a job, you realize there are literally thousands of different websites all listing potential job matches for you. Amazingly enough, even the biggest employment sites have less than 10% of available jobs listed online. Yet finding and then searching through thousands of different job boards and company websites is nearly impossible. Conversely, overlooking any one of these sites could cause you to miss out on the job of your dreams.

Wouldn't it be great if you could search all online job listings from just one website? Well you finally can, with a new job search engine at JobsWanted.com. This site works just like Google, Yahoo or Bing, except it searches only for targeted job listings from sites like: CareerBuilder, Beyond.com, Job.com, SimplyHired, Jobs2Careers, and more.

You simply plug in your job title and desired location, and in seconds you can review all your best job matches pulled from all the top job sites -- and all in one place. Now instead of spending endless hours bouncing around to countless different job sites, the jobs are brought right to you in seconds. The best part is there's no charge for this service, no sign up required, and you can try it right now. Just go to: JobsWanted.com for--free.

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