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Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:00:00 -0600

Take a few minutes to knock a few of these off your list, and you're likely to see gains that go above and beyond the time you've invested.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:45:00 -0600

Holiday cards are an annual ritual, but does yours strike the right chord?

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:30:00 -0600

Shark Tank star Kevin O'Leary says you need to understand your relationship to money.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:15:00 -0600

If people can't see how their problems could be solved by what you are providing, you are likely wasting your time and resources.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:00:00 -0600

Contributors share their strategies for improving workplace communication and building wealth.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 14:00:00 -0600

While there's no exact science for making this decision, there are a few general rules that should help inform your choice.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:45:00 -0600

Even a token charge for an initial consultation tells you who is serious about what you're offering.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:45:00 -0600

Here is how to get your clients clamoring for more of your product or service.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:30:00 -0600

Service businesses have an inherent flaw: they're hard to scale. It's far easier to build and grow a sustainable product business.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:00:00 -0600

Critical tips to help you maximize your 140-character interactions.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:30:00 -0600

Don't be in a hurry to hire at the top. Proceed methodically when you do.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:00:00 -0600

New goals, new challenges, new opportunities and new milestones will come with the new year.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 20:00:00 -0600

Busy doesn't always equal productive. These helpful articles, our most-viewed stories on the hot topic this year, illustrate the difference. Check them out to learn how to stay focused and get more done in the year ahead.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:00:00 -0600

Graphene is 200 times stronger than steel, lighter than paper and razor-thin. If you haven't heard of it yet, you will.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 17:00:00 -0600

What you need to know when looking for the right person to design and maintain your website.

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 20:00:00 -0600

Sales numbers for the latest version of this popular game are down significantly year-over-year. Did investors see this drop coming?

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 18:00:00 -0600

From weird mashups to the pros and cons of franchising, check out the most-read franchise stories of the year.

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 14:00:00 -0600

Keep a customer wanting more from your product.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:30:00 -0600

Recognize your company's approach to clients and the potential pitfalls your business can fall into. Develop a strategy in response.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 23:00:00 -0600

Each of these companies used big data to get closer to its customers -- and to develop a successful strategy, according to LinkedIn's Russell Glass, author of The Big Data-Driven Business.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:30:00 -0600

When differences crop up between newbies and workplace vets, this can lead to a disconnect in the office. Here's how to gracefully resolve them.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 22:00:00 -0600

Given that 'combined campaigns' has recently been elevated as one of the most sought after buzzwords of 2015, it is in your interest to be updated.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:56:00 -0600

'I'll try to be on my best behavior,' reads a letter to passengers written by 1-year-old Madeline's mom and dad, 'but I'd like to apologize in advance if I lose my cool, get scared or my ears hurt.'

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:47:00 -0600

The National Labor Relations Board is treating McDonald's as a joint employer in more alleged labor violations, to the horror of the franchise industry.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:30:00 -0600

Here is how to ensure you find the right person for the job.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:00:00 -0600

Local business owners are now hot property in Silicon Valley and countless startups are releasing a slew of cloud-based tools targeted towards the SMBs.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:32:00 -0600

Thanks to an ambitious think-tank upstart, the bold billionaire's vision for a Jetson-esque 'fifth mode of transport' is inching closer to reality.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:30:00 -0600

Would you like to become the most memorable person in the room? Who wouldn't? Read on to learn about some of the methods taught by behavioral investigator Vanessa Van Edwards.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 20:00:00 -0600

A former Chicago Bear recalls the effect of an unfortunate injury. Consider his advice for how to pull yourself out of a funk and reach your full potential.

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 19:30:00 -0600

Creating top-notch content requires a digital asset management system to organize images, videos, slide-decks, infographics, animation and music.

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:30:00 -0600

How I’m Informed is a look into the reading and learning habits of people from all walks of life. Tweet me @kaviguppta if you know someone interesting who should be featured. Danah Boyd is Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research. Boyd's research examines the intersection of technology and society. She's currently focused on research questions related to "big [...]

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 13:17:00 -0600

(Kitco News) - Gold prices are trading not far from unchanged in quieter dealings early U.S. trading Monday. The Christmas holiday on Thursday is making for thin volumes as many players are already off for the week. February Comex gold was last up $0.20 at $1,195.80 an ounce. Spot gold was [...]

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:40:00 -0600

Everyone seems to want to know if Apple Pay is going to be the game-changer its roll-out seemed to promise. Certainly participating banks are all-in, offering promotions for customers who use the technology. New banks are announcing they’re ready to participate daily. People who get their hands on an iPhone [...]

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:17:00 -0600

As the year draws to a close, and as you plan some time off, perhaps with a warming beverage in front of the fire, I am pleased to offer my take on the best stories in written, video, and audio form of 2014. One Startup’s Struggle to Survive the Silicon Valley [...]

Mon, 22 Dec 2014 05:01:00 -0600

Did I find it at all ironic that on the same day I was driving a refreshed 2015 Chrysler 300 the brand's parent company, FCA, announced it would no longer utilize "Chrysler" as part of the corporation's official name? Maybe a little. But the truth is, names in this industry seem to have as [...]

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 18:39:00 -0600

“What did you do!” I yelled at my accounts manager. He was lying down tanning on the terracotta gravel roof of our building, oiled up with darkened Hawaiian Tropic, blasting ACDC out of a giant silver boombox. I was on the phone with the WWE about a televised national wrestling [...]

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 13:30:00 -0600

This past year—2014—was the first full calendar year I spent outside the special operations bubble after getting out of the SEAL Teams the previous summer. While the literal objective for the military and business differ, they both espouse the same figurative end-states: to win. Here's how.

Sun, 21 Dec 2014 12:22:00 -0600

Putin’s options now are very limited, but they will likely get better in time. No one knows what will happen in six or twelve months. It is quite possible, even likely, that an opportunity will present itself and Putin is looking to pounce.

Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:34:00 -0600

In previous posts, I’ve delved into fashion, beauty, design, marketing, food, business practices, social responsibility, today’s family and more. For my final post in this series, I’m turning to five trends that transcend categorization and at the same time help point the compass toward where our society is going. You [...]

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 17:00:00 -0600

2014 was the year of small business and there are reasons to believe growth will continue next year. Here are six trends that might contribute to that growth.

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Hunting Down the Right Job
By CE&CC :: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 :: 25053 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.