Job Search. ePortfolios. Interviewing. Inventories, Assessments, Surveys. Rooke Smarts - Wiseman. On Your Own. Myers Briggs. Linked In. Internships. GTY. Funny Stuff. Finding your passion. Failure. Resumes. Define Yourself. Creating a Website. Company Culture. Branding. Blogs. 10-year-old CEO discusses his cookie company. 24 Steps to Creating an Awesome Teacher Blog - Teach Junkie. 5 Tips for a Happy Life from Winnie the Pooh. “Did you ever stop to think, and forget to start again?”
“Well,” said Pooh, “what I like best — ” and then he had to stop and think. Because although eating honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn’t know what it was called.” Winnie the Pooh is a kind bear. He cares greatly about his friends. And he has always seemed like a pretty happy bear to me. He’s also a favorite of mine so today I’d like to simply share 5 of my favorite happiness tips from that honey loving bear. 1.
“You can’t help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY, even if he doesn’t spell it right; but spelling isn’t everything. Getting bogged down in details, focusing on the small problems can have advantages. Don’t make the classic mistakes of spending too much time nitpicking or making mountains out of molehills. Keep your attention on that. 2. “You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. 3. 4. 5 Ways to Use Pinterest for Your Job Search. Brie Weiler Reynolds is the content and social media manager at FlexJobs, the award-winning site for telecommuting and flexible job listings, and a former career advisor.
At FlexJobs, Brie offers job seekers career and work-life balance advice through the FlexJobs Blog and social media, including Pinterest. Now that Pinterest is a full-blown cultural phenomenon, people have started considering it for uses other than inspiration for recipes, home decor and the latest fashions. And with a shaky economy and millions of people either out of work, underemployed or looking to change jobs, Pinterest is now being used as a job search tool. At the beginning of 2012, Mashable asked, Can Pinterest Help Your Job Search? 6 Elevator Pitches for the 21st Century. Beyond the Resume: 11 Ways to Grab an Employer’s Attention. Many smaller firms and start-ups are learning that a resume isn’t the best away to determine talent, potential or culture fit.
So we started thinking: what would happen if the resume no longer existed? And we asked our friends at Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) this question: If resumes are dead (or dying), how does a potential employee get your undivided attention? Here are some of the answers sure to make you think twice about relying on a resume to find your next gig: Make Specific Suggestions I am always impressed by people who come to us with specific ideas they think could make an impact on our business and a rough plan to implement. Big Think Mentor. Career Systems International - Beverly Kaye, Interviews & Videos. Carol Anne's Rock Our Strengths Blog! Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself. Did You Know 2016. Email Etiquette 101. The use of e-mail in corporate culture is pervasive.
I rarely get letters any more. Even phone calls are uncommon. But I get scores of e-mail messages every day. Yet, I am continually surprised at how people often misuse this medium. Photo courtesy of ©iStockphoto.com/DNY59. Employment-related social media you should be using. Employers have invaded social media and it doesn’t look like they’re leaving anytime soon.
Forty-three percent of employers use social networking sites to research job candidates and an additional 12 percent plan to start soon, according to a recent CareerBuilder survey. But that doesn’t mean that it’s time to deactivate your profiles — in fact, employer involvement in social media is great news for your job search. With an influx of recruiters, hiring managers, career coaches and human resources professionals saturating social media, it’s time to embrace their presence and glean the best advice and resources they have to offer.
Even better, you get to browse social media all for the benefit of your job search. GO1 - Compliance and professional development made easy. How a Stapler Changed My Life. How does my brain work? How Facebook’s newest teen engineer supported his family with apps until cashing in. There’s nothing that highlights the fact that Silicon Valley is the new Wall Street, gold rush, colonial settlement — insert your American Dream rags-to-riches historical moniker here — quite like the story of 18-year-old Miami resident Michael Sayman.
This week, Facebook hired Sayman as one of its youngest full-time engineers in history. He wouldn’t tell me his salary, but admitted his friends are already pressuring him to “buy a Tesla,” which he won’t do because he’d “rather save the money.” Before you go throw up at the idea of a teenager buying himself a Tesla off tech riches, there’s few people who deserve that luxury quite as much as this kid. I met Sayman four months ago, when the then 17-year-old developer caught Mark Zuckerberg’s eye. Zuckerberg featured him at the company’s f8 conference, and offered him an internship in one of Facebook’s first class of high school interns. He had poured the last year of his life into building the game, which was a version of charades. How helicopter parents can ruin kids' job prospects. Hiring managers find that some parents are overly involved in their kids' first jobs"Helicopter parents" might call to inquire about benefits or job dutiesThese parents can diminish their children's credibility and independenceEmployers and behavior experts advise allowing a child to make mistakes and grow (CNN) -- Nicole Williams thought she had found the ideal job applicant -- until a phone call came from Mom.
Only thing was it wasn't her mom; it was the potential employee's. "She wanted to know everything from where [the job candidate] would be sitting to a review of her responsibilities," said Williams, the career expert for LinkedIn, the professional networking site. "I withdrew the offer," she said. This wasn't the only time Williams had encountered the parental presence of a young employee. How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet. EdSurge Newsletters Receive weekly emails on edtech products, companies, and events that matter.
When I was 11 I loved designing web pages and playing Sim City. Adults in my life didn’t recognize these skills as valuable, so neither did I. Actually, I began to feel guilty for using my computer so much. In high school I stopped making web pages altogether to focus on sports. How to Discover Your Career Sweet Spot. Do you know your “sweet spot” when it comes to work?
I often find that many people don’t have the first clue. Sometimes we discover our strengths over many years of trial and error. We throw ourselves into work situations that don’t fit our strengths well and then we become frustrated with our lack of progress. We see other people in our same field and wonder why it seems so easy for them and yet hard for us. The raw truth is that they are in their sweet spot and you are not. If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day Teaching. PNTV: Making Hope Happen by Shane Lopez. Rebecca Koch on Twitter: "#advice: 1. Nothing worth having comes easy. 2. Work your ass off for what you love. cc: @t_livinthedream. Recruiting and Hiring Stats HR Pros Must Know in 2018. Seth Godin, Backwards.
Steve Jobs on The Secrets of Branding. STOP STEALING DREAMS: Seth Godin at TEDxYouth@BFS. Survey: Americans Spend Nearly Half Their Waking Hours Looking At Screens. Survey: Americans Spend Nearly Half Their Waking Hours Looking At Screens. Tanya Menon: The secret to great opportunities? The person you haven't met yet. Tanya Menon: The secret to great opportunities? The person you haven't met yet.
TEDxSanJoseCA - Phil Cousineau - Mentorship ... Passing the Torch. The Best Jobs, Industries, and Locations for College Grads. The Bullying Culture of Medical School. The College Degrees And Skills Employers Most Want. The Mentorship Journey. Where are you going and who’s taking you there?
You might’ve noticed that I write a lot about mentorship. I have a post about it HERE and HERE TOO – have a read after this post! I have been fortunate to have had several amazing mentors, whether they were from a formal program or informally as well. I firmly believe that with my learnings from them is what makes me a strong mentor today. The Met, The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center, Providence and Newport, Rhode Island. The Met empowers its students to take charge of their learning, to become responsible citizens and life-long learners in a safe school environment. The Real Reason Your Job Isn't the Right Fit. Have you ever been told how lucky you are to have your job—and felt a sense of utter confusion? Maybe you just can’t put your finger on what exactly you don’t like about your current role, and because of that you’re still there, especially since people keep telling you how happy you should be. If this is you, fret not.
This could be a case of unidentified career values. This Super Stylish 9-Year-Old CEO Will Make You Feel Lazy. By now, you've probably seen a fair share of kids who dress better than adults. But have you ever seen a kid with an absurdly keen fashion sense who is also the CEO of his own company at age 9? Meet Mr. Cory, founder and CEO of Mr. Watch Out TED Talks: Here Comes A New Generation. TED’s educational arm is launching TED-Ed Clubs, an effort to support students who research, write and present and record their own ideas in a TED talk format. “The goal is to stimulate and celebrate the best ideas of students around the world,” said TED-Ed Director Logan Smalley. Why we procrastinate by Vik Nithy @ TEDxYouth@TheScotsCollege. Www.powtoon.com/p/eXJ4Rh70LZ0/