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Taking your company public is about more than bringing in a lot of new funds. For one thing, it won't really be your company anymore.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Websites need to be engaging visually or risk being ignored but that doesn't require adding a new line item to your budget.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Some companies cultivate and win consumers' support by thanking and rewarding them for their online engagement.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Follow these simple guidelines to build up a venture of your choosing for little to no capital.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:45:00 -0500

Choosing the right location for a company can be a challenge. Weigh the community, the competition and costs.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Preparing in advance can help you practice where to put the stress in your voice or add dramatic pauses.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:15:00 -0500

Being cheap when it comes to optimizing your website for the web will most likely bite you in the behind.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:04:00 -0500

The "like" button's creator explains why the tech giant isn't likely to ever have a thumbs down.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 20:00:00 -0500

The insidious mental illness is a leading cause of absenteeism. Happily, some good ideas for building team cohesion make the disease much less likely.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:45:00 -0500

Returns are synonymous with the holiday season for a variety of reasons, but with effective preparation retailers can avoid unnecessary collateral damage to their bottom line.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Being on the road constantly can put added stress on your company, employees and yourself. Here is how to make it work.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:15:00 -0500

Looking for the perfect image for your next project? Try some of these free online resources.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Don’t just hire to fill a position. Hire to bring the position and your company to a new level.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:45:00 -0500

Aim for for the gold standard when conducing individual reviews. Create an environment where ongoing evaluation is a welcomed aspect of workplace culture not a loathsome ritual.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:44:00 -0500

It has been reported that in the next few weeks Microsoft will be debuting its smartwatch. But does anyone care?

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:39:00 -0500

Satya Nadella says he was thinking of his own 22-year climb up Microsoft's corporate ladder, though he says now that he encourages women to speak up.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0500

For many companies, it is all about the people. So, you need to make sure everyone you bring on fits the culture of your business.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:15:00 -0500

Regardless of what industry you’re in, you’ll always have at least one competitor who has been around longer and has tried harder to build a web presence.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:00:00 -0500

While almost every small business has a formal board of advisors in place, establishing a personal advisory board can prove invaluable to entrepreneurs on both a professional and personal level.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:48:00 -0500

'People’s Uber,' the company's pilot program that connects car owners with passengers, is expanding its presence in China.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:47:00 -0500

British Justice Secretary: 'Internet trolls are cowards who are poisoning our national life.'

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:30:00 -0500

While data visualization is a great way to show off your data, incorporating audio can also do the trick.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:21:00 -0500

More than $33 billion was invested in startups by venture capitalists in the first three quarters of this year, surpassing the $30 billion invested by venture capitalists in all of 2013.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:15:00 -0500

Braintree founder Bryan Johnson has created a fund for start-ups focused on a sci-fi future.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Capturing market share from established brands is not as difficult as you might think.

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We correct some of the most common misconceptions.

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It can track vehicle location, real-time movement and driver performance, dramatically increasing efficiency.

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From monitoring driver behavior to checking vehicle wear, here's how telematics software can help manage your company's fleet.

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A glance at UPS shows how they do it better than anyone, and how you can streamline the operation of your own company vehicles.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:00:00 -0500

With word-of-mouth marketing and a focus on customer service, two friends are becoming the sleeper hit of the mattress industry.

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:52:00 -0500

Image by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Oscar de la Renta, the prolific American designer, has died, ABC News and Univision have confirmed. He was 82-years-old. De la Renta had appointed Peter Copping as Creative Director of his eponymous brand just last week. The designer had been battling cancer since 2006, although his cause of death is [...]

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:18:00 -0500

Facebook sues the lawyers who represented Paul Ceglia, the convicted felon who said Mark Zuckerberg promised him a big piece of the company.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:06:00 -0500

If you're a woman who's spent any time at all in the corporate world, you might recognize yourself in Ruzwana Bashir's story. Before cofounding travel site Peek, British-born Bashir spent the formative years of her career in the relative boys clubs of Goldman Sachs and Blackstone. At the latter, Bashir, now [...]

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:30:00 -0500

This article is part of a series on work-life balance. Check out the companion pieces here: 6 Tips For Better Work-Life Balance and 5 Signs You Might Be A Workaholic. We’ve all been there: Overworked, rundown by our never-ending to-do list, wondering if that whole “work-life balance” thing is just a myth. About [...]

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:20:00 -0500

This article is part of a series on work-life balance. Check out the companion piece here: The 20 Best Work-Life Balance Jobs and 6 Tips for Better Work-Life Balance. Work ethic is an American value that runs deep, so deep that Americans put in more hours than workers in other wealthy [...]

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:26:00 -0500

Nick van de Wall--more commonly known by his DJ moniker "Afrojack"--knows a thing or two about getting peoples' attention.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:19:00 -0500

In her first ever public address, Monica Lewinsky revealed her plan to launch a "cultural revolution" against the sort of online harassment she experienced firsthand in the late 1990s.

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 13:00:00 -0500

"I have a half moon and a star, this is the sign of my family," says street artist Blek Le Rat, real name Xavier Prou, gesturing to the gold signet ring adorning his right hand. We are comparing jewelry: my band includes my initials in Arabic, while his bears the crest [...]

Sun, 19 Oct 2014 17:21:00 -0500

During a conversation with Harmonix about Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved, we took a detour to discuss the possibility of Rock Band 4.

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:00:00 -0500

We are now nine and a half months into 2014, and the sales numbers for the music industry are looking particularly grim. While the fourth quarter is typically when the most sales occur, things have never been quite so bad. In 2014, not a single artist’s album has gone platinum. Not [...]

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Hunting Down the Right Job
By CE&CC :: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 :: 24194 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.