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Fri, 31 Oct 2014 23:00:00 -0500

The business world is filled to the brim with ambitious entrepreneurs, million-dollar ideas and interesting stories, so the challenge is cutting through the noise to gain notice.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:30:00 -0500

Instead of keeping a constant connection to smart devices, many professionals might benefit from taking time to chill, move and unplug.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:00:00 -0500

A Google search reveals that launch life can be compared with virtually anything.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Companies need not search through scary amounts of emails and attachments to find a valuable client communication.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Crowdfunding is the sweat equity of financing. Every company, no matter how small, can succeed but it requires a lot of work.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:30:00 -0500

While at times GIFS get a bad rap, if used correctly they can punch up your content and differentiate your blog from others.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Consider these elements to keep your website fresh.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:00:00 -0500

The photo-focused social-media site has eye-popping statistics no online marketer can afford to ignore.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:30:00 -0500

If you have a dream of a new product and fall into one of these three scenarios, Quirky might be a good platform for you.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:28:00 -0500

Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic crashed during a test flight at the Mojave Air and Space Port in California.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Your old inventory, like the undead, will haunt your shelves. Free yourself with these five methods.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:45:00 -0500

Leverage the skills you have into some side income. Teach a course. Do something you know.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0500

A recent survey of 12,000 people revealed the companies they think are the most genuine, and the characteristics most important to them.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:26:00 -0500

Under the framework, Internet service providers would be classified as an information service for consumers but a common carrier service for websites and content sites.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:15:00 -0500

Forget about doing a major overhaul of your life. Just try these strategic approaches.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Raising money is an intricate web of objective fact, blind faith and calculations about whether you stay in control of your venture or hand it over to investors.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:40:00 -0500

The device would allow for radical personalization in terms of both functionality and aesthetics.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:30:00 -0500

If you're seeking money for your startup, you should be prepared to address potential issues that may face your business.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Make sure your staff understands what's expected on your social media platforms.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:45:00 -0500

Understanding how we listen helps us forge stronger connections and solutions.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:30:00 -0500

A millennial explains that building a great reputation is not a project for Day 1 at a new gig. Rather, bear down on the work or the assignment. The rest will follow.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:06:00 -0500

The IFA plans to file a request with the National Labor Relations Board to disclose the reasoning behind deeming franchisors 'joint employers.'

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Learn why documenting your processes is just as helpful for startups as it is for established businesses.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:51:00 -0500

Once burned, twice shy doesn't apply. Amazon's not tapping out of the smartphone market just yet.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:30:00 -0500

The wind is howling, it's getting darker earlier, and homes are decorated with scary looking creatures. And, you know, being an entrepreneur can be kinda scary.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:24:00 -0500

The actor is apparently 'being eyed' to play the Apple co-founder in the still untitled Danny Boyle directed film.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:18:00 -0500

The billionaire's penchant for playing dress-up has served as an effective marketing tool.

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You'll need to tap your determination, persistence and trust to reach success, but there will be many barriers in the way.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:00:00 -0500

There's more to being lean than cutting costs.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:47:00 -0500

Tim Cook, in acknowledging his homosexuality, perpetuated a politically charged myth about gays in the workplace.

Sat, 01 Nov 2014 08:42:00 -0500

Never pick a fight with a central bank. The only one who gets hurt is you. Unless, of course, you are another central bank. Central banks routinely intervene in the markets to influence the prices of assets, commodities and currencies. That's the way monetary policy is conducted. It's the principle behind [...]

Sat, 01 Nov 2014 02:00:00 -0500

When I was in my twenties I soaked up business knowledge. I listened carefully when the leaders in my company spoke. I knew their soft spots and sensitivities because I was the company's HR manager. I knew that there were certain situations where they needed my help, but the rest [...]

Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00:19:00 -0500

Are we alone? Or is the galaxy teeming with other intelligent species? And if the latter, where the heck are they? These are questions that have perplexed scientists for generations. And they remain open for debate. But Brian Cox, Britain's leading celebrity physicist (if you don't know him, imagine a cross between [...]

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:48:00 -0500

Wave goodbye to Windows 7 and Windows 8 purchases.

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:09:00 -0500

Great ideas can take root at any age, including your college years. Perhaps your role in an on-campus activity inspired you to create an events management firm, or your experience as an intramural sports captain encouraged you to pursue an idea for a health club. When I began Varsity Tutors, I [...]

Fri, 31 Oct 2014 12:14:00 -0500

As online gaming advances, matchmaking failure is no longer an option.

Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:19:00 -0500

On October 17 of this year, investigative journalist Mubasher Lucman was banned for life from television in Pakistan. The case was taken up suo motu by the judiciary and found that Mr. Lucman maligned the judiciary egregiously enough to merit a lifetime ban from appearing in any capacity on television. As he says, [...]

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:41:00 -0500

Over the last 25 years, existing firms have been net job destroyers, losing on average 1 million jobs net combined per year.

Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:34:00 -0500

There are a lot of good reasons why someone might visit the Kingdom of Bhutan - but now there are more than ever.

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:19:00 -0500

“You will do as I say!” my investor screamed at me. When I was younger, I influenced him to invest $10 million into my startup business. I was looking to raise another $5 million. Now, on a long-distance phone call from his China office, he asked for a board seat. “No,” [...]

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Hunting Down the Right Job
By CE&CC :: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 :: 24274 Views :: Article Rating :: Career & Education, Business & Finance, Chaldean Education & Career Center
Michigan, USA - Chaldeans should know that a job search is less like a sprint and more like a marathon.  Without this attitude, Chaldean job-hunters will view every day as a laborious burden that does not produce results. You’ll risk losing focus, motivation, and direction. You’ll neither write nor interview well, and your search may take even longer.

In today’s challenging job market, many Chaldean job-hunters are finding that the search takes somewhat more time than they anticipated. Regardless of what expectations you may have or may hear, Chaldeans should assume a time frame of at least 10 months for their search. Chaldeans in Michigan, due to their poor economic condition and high taxes, should consider a year to a year and a half. 

The next step is to identify your unique skills, strengths, experience, and traits. This can be difficult for Chaldeans. Chaldeans so often take their own capabilities for granted. So spend some time considering your skills—or ask a friend or colleague to help you. Jot them down from the most simple to the more complex.

Be sure to use a computer.  It will make the future steps that use the information much easier.  Next, decide which ones are relevant to the various positions for which you may apply. This becomes especially important if you’re transferring skills to a new job or industry. In every case, identifying what you can do and what sets you apart from other candidates is essential.

With the list in hand take the information and begin creating resumes.  You should have a few resumes that are standard and there will be resumes that address specific jobs. 

The resume is something tangible to offer friends, family, and employers.  If you have not done so in the past it is high time you start the most important part of job-hunting – Network! 

NETWORK, NETWORK, NETWORK

You can’t start soon enough or do too much networking.  If you have not been involved in associations, church, clubs, or groups it is time to get involved.  While it would have been much better to have established your affiliation there is still hope for your involvement. 

You’re planning your future, after all, so take charge! Begin by listing all the people to whom you can talk. Not only those who may have the job you want. Anyone and everyone can spread the word that you are—or will be— searching for a new position. Whether it’s passing along your resume, providing a referral or simply keeping you in mind should an opportunity arise to mention your name, there’s something for everyone to do! As soon as you know you’ll be looking, draft your list. Begin with the names of friends and family. To that, add current work contacts, previous employers, co-workers, fellow alumni, and so on. 

Always carry index cards for jotting down names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of those who are willing to offer assistance—you never know whom you’ll meet so be prepared. Print up “Info Cards” which are like business cards for you to distribute at opportune moments; these should provide your name, e-mail address, address, and phone number(s) along with a very brief description of the type of position you seek.

Research and seize every opportunity to network—including clubs and associations in your local area, groups, holidays, conventions, weddings, and reunions when you’re likely to encounter people you don’t see regularly.



This information is brought to you by the Chaldean Education and Career Center (CE&CC).  The CE&CC is an education and career service center for the Chaldean community. The Center is a group of Chaldean educators and career counselors that actively support the Chaldean community.  Some of the Center’s recent programs include education policy board, tutoring book, career counseling, job search services, scholarship search, community workshops, community employment bank, and more.  To learn more about the Chaldean Education and Career Center please visit the CECC community webpage on www.chaldean.org or e-mail CECCMI@yahoo.com or ChaldeanEducationAndCareerCenter@yahoo.com for further assistance.