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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:30:00 -0500

To achieve high levels of success, you must start to develop the habits of the highly successful.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Hiring Gen Y workers? Tap into their strengths.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:55:00 -0500

Will they or won't they? Apple's grand plan for Beats Music remains under wraps.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:45:00 -0500

Two young women recount the lessons they learned from starting their social media-marketing agency.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

Sure, you want your company's site to rank high in search-engine results. The proof that your efforts worked may arrive in the form of new customers.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:16:00 -0500

The millionaire mom of two says the first step is not to step in too much, especially when it comes to getting good grades. Also, let your kid fall so she can learn how to pick herself up.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:05:00 -0500

A look at what happens when customers use a business for their own purposes, regardless of the company's explicit mission.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Even if your goal is conquer a larger sales territory or win more page views, the insights from this military leader can prove inspirational.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:45:00 -0500

Customer-friendly return policies help make these transactions easier for everyone involved.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

Leaders shape the essential processes of company that directly foster employee engagement and generate results.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:15:00 -0500

The latest sign that the ultra-wealthy are nervous about putting more money into today's markets.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:11:00 -0500

Special event breaks down what new companies need to know for a successful launch.

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

A serial entrepreneur explains how he traded sales for sails for a year and won a new lease on life.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:47:00 -0500

The shipping giant launched a pilot program a year ago where it put six printers in select UPS stores. Now, the program is expanding.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:45:00 -0500

Anyone interested in a stake in a new business should be aware of these 10 issues.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0500

Instead of spending money and time on courses claiming to teach you marketing, get back to building your email list and writing useful blogs.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Wondering how you can boost sales and awareness in the coming months? Incorporate these ideas into your game plan.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:40:00 -0500

The Paula Deen Network, an online-TV platform where subscribers must pay between $7.99 and $9.99 to watch Deen whip up her famed Southern fare, launches on Wednesday.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0500

The hip-hop tycoon uses this simple technique to focus on his goals.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:15:00 -0500

Innovate or fail? Which will be the path of your new entrepreneurial venture?

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:07:00 -0500

A snapshot of how many businesses start every month and where they get their funding.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:03:00 -0500

Class, comfort and swagger. Some things never go out of style, except for this big business fashion faux pas that Kevin O'Leary and Daymond John say you should avoid.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Many entrepreneurs recognize that publishing a book can help drive business. But the decision about whether to publish on your own or try to get a deal with a mainstream publishing house depends on your business goals.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0500

As your business grows, it will begin to take on a life of its own and will require less hand holding from you. Here is how to 'parent' your company, as it matures.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:12:00 -0500

Social media provides a new way to deal with disgruntled customers before they even finish eating.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:07:00 -0500

The company broke its own sales record from last year and had twice as many opening weekend sales than it did with the iPhone 5 in 2012.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Athletes, entrepreneurs and everyday individuals can push harder and accomplish greatness.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:30:00 -0500

A lot of money can be made if you effectively set up your website, but these errors will hurt your chances.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:22:00 -0500

Forget Pumpkin Spiced Lattes. Starbucks's newest beverage is closer in taste to Guinness.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:18:49 -0500

Finally you can install a third-party keyboard onto your Apple mobile device. Here are the options that are available, and how to download them.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:12:00 -0500

The struggling tech maker is hoping to rebound with the release of the Passport, which it calls the 'IMAX of productivity.'

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

It can be tough to determine if you're really onto something. After conducting a gut check, seek the advice of others.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:45:00 -0500

After allowing users to embed its roughly 100 million stock images, Getty has no launched its first-ever mobile app, Stream, for Apple devices operating iOS 8.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0500

Smart phones already are integral to finding things to buy. When everything is linked to the Internet, the same technology will allow everyone to know what their neighbors have to rent.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

Those in the thick of business ownership understand that even considering all its rewards, entrepreneurship is a difficult and complicated path.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:30:00 -0500

Snap judgments can spell disaster for individuals and businesses with the wrong names. Here's what to consider.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

Many entrepreneurs overlook the importance of poise and professionalism. Here's some advice.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:30:00 -0500

Now is the time to act and discover the passion that will help you succeed.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Start your week with these top tricks and tips from Entrepreneur's online contributors.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:58:00 -0500

She may look like a pro now, but Corcoran used to be 'horribly afraid' to get out in front of people and speak.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:30:00 -0500

Three female CEOs reveal how they pursue that elusive work/life balance.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500

As a leader, being indispensable can make employees better, they drive revenue and maintain a sense of optimism around the office.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

What athletes need to endure the brutal winnowing process on their way to the pros is just what it takes to launch and grow a business.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

JDog Junk Removal has one big prerequisite for every potential franchisee: they must be a military veteran.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:00:00 -0500

We set goals. We plan milestones for our progress. Basically, we try to predict the future. But there can be more value in evaluating the past. Here's why.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 10:00:00 -0500

While minor grammar mishaps won't get you into too much trouble, other proofreading errors can be both humiliating and costly.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

The art of being an entrepreneur owes much to performance.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

Some of the most influential business books are available for next to nothing (or even nothing) in the Amazon Kindle store.

Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

The hoards have begun gathering ahead of the iPhone 6 release tomorrow. Here's a look.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:00:00 -0500

These game changers have the right skills, the right process and the right heart.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:00:00 -0500

People and money are the two constants regardless of what a company sells. Keeping tabs on the comings and goings of both is indispensable.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:47:00 -0500

The millionaire real-estate mogul doesn’t let dyslexia hold her back. She uses it to fuel her famously feisty entrepreneurial fire.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:45:00 -0500

Don't panic but respond appropriately and respectfully. Follow these practices to help stave off IRS scrutiny.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:34:00 -0500

In a talk at Columbia University, the PayPal co-founder and venture capitalist discussed why startups need to go 'beyond professionalism.' But that may be the problem.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

These programs are a gift and can be adapted to fit your needs at a low cost.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 21:00:00 -0500

Utilizing social-media data in your content-marketing efforts can provide a fresh and creative twist to online advertising.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:45:00 -0500

Innovation in an industry like construction can pose a challenge to entrepreneurs. Here's how to break through.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:30:00 -0500

No matter how much training or talent you have on your team, engagement is one of the most powerful tools any team member and business can have.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:18:00 -0500

Animal rights activists released a graphic video showing workers whipping, kicking and punching cows at a farm responsible for the cheese at Domino's, Pizza Hut and Papa John's.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:14:00 -0500

In trying to mute the criticism of the NFL's response to abuse cases, commissioner Roger Goodell showed surprisingly bad judgment.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:00:00 -0500

The photo-centric social media platform is well suited for reaching younger customers who define what the larger audience seeks from content marketing.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:45:00 -0500

Engaged employees might be more prone to offer just the right touch to customers, boosting satisfaction all round. Consider job rotation as a workplace enhancement.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:30:00 -0500

When we teach our children the value and fragility of their personal reputation they learn who they are, regardless of what others think.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:15:00 -0500

Even as technology makes it easier to connect, communication is disjointed. Fake friendships abound. Nonetheless, genuine ties can be forged in business and leisure.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

Chances are you’re not maximizing one of the easiest routes to communicate vital information to your customers.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:00:00 -0500

As content has become the currency of the modern sales professional, there’s a content format that’s proving incredibly valuable for those who want to stand out.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:51:00 -0500

Initially priced at $68, shares of the Chinese tech titan opened at $92.70 this morning in what is officially the largest U.S.-based IPO of all time.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:30:00 -0500

A patient, systematic program to improve your underperformers is the quickest and least expensive way to improve company results.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:19:20 -0500

The line of people out front of Apple's flagship store was completely ridiculous.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:00:00 -0500

Implementing strong client boundaries helps keep everyone focused.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:45:00 -0500

Many companies are investing in Facebook campaigns despite changes to its organic reach.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0500

The creation of innovative products and processes is much too important to companies and entire economies to be left to chance.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:30:00 -0500

See the life of Apple's innovative, brilliant founder in a picture timeline.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:23:00 -0500

The lone visionary is the ideal of entrepreneurial mythology but one of the world's largest tech companies has done notably well with bifurcated leadership.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:00:00 -0500

Most entrepreneurs have lots of ideas but few of them are able to successfully execute that one idea that makes all the difference.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:30:00 -0500

Your business might be small, but its look and feel doesn’t have to be. Hiring outside help is quick and effective.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:15:00 -0500

The site's most popular stars are being paid to produce new content as other channels seek to court them.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:08:00 -0500

The popular photo-sharing platform will no longer shut down.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:00:00 -0500

It’s important for leaders to set the 'organizational guardrails' that foster a single, uniformed direction.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:54:00 -0500

Home Depot's cyberattack put 56 million credit cards at risk, significantly more than Target's breach.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:30:00 -0500

It's not so much what the best marketers know but how they view the elements of the campaign.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:04:00 -0500

With the announcement of Larry Ellison's stepping down, here are three tips for companies considering having co-ceos.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

How does any entrepreneur know what ventures to pursue, and which ones are best left behind?

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 15:00:00 -0500

Empire-building lessons from one of the world's most entrepreneurial chefs.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:30:00 -0500

If you thought you needed more charismatic friends to have a social-maven driving your sales, think again.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:15:00 -0500

RocketSpace CEO and founder Duncan Logan shares how space and one’s peers impact a company’s final product.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:15:00 -0500

Clear out the mental clutter and the day’s distractions to focus on what you think is important.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:00:00 -0500

With traditional retailers merging and ecommerce startups growing quickly, this particular industry isn't getting much sleep these days.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:30:00 -0500

According to estimates, the country is second to Silicon Valley for new companies. Here are three things that may be driving that.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:19:00 -0500

This new social network makes sure you’re rubbing virtual elbows with people as well-to-do as you are. The cost to join: $9,000.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

The recently-deceased comedian taught a brilliant lesson about personal branding that we should all take to heart.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:00:00 -0500

Check out the news business owners need to know for the week that was.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:30:00 -0500

If you aspire to be a successful entrepreneur, the only way you're going to achieve that is by focusing on one thing and doing it better than anyone else.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:00:00 -0500

I was always aggressive and relentless -- until a series of Zen-like moments helped me move to a different level that changed how I operated.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:30:00 -0500

Looking for a way to support her six kids as a single mom, Nusha Pelicano discovered Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt by chance.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 23:00:00 -0500

AdWords is such a powerful advertising medium that people think they can't get it wrong. That's a serious error.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:30:00 -0500

You’re only as good as the number of people using and, more importantly, paying for what you built.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 22:00:00 -0500

Why get a personal secretary when your smartphone can organize your day, your minutes, your business trips and even your clutter?

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:30:00 -0500

The best way to tell somebody how to do better is to begin by telling them what they are doing well.

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:21:00 -0500

For this billionaire entrepreneur, work is the breakfast of champions.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 23:09:00 -0500

Alongside the release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, Apple also released the next version of its mobile operating system for its older devices. iOS 8 is a major release of the platform, and five days after its launch, one in four iOS devices are running the latest version of the OS.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 20:24:00 -0500

In the latest victory for billionaire hedge fund manager William Ackman, the stock of Herbalife fell sharply on Monday, trading at levels not seen since the first months of the nearly two-year battle over the company. Shares of Herbalife, which have been falling steadily in recent months, tumbled by 10% to [...]

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:40:00 -0500

Uber is squeezing every last drop out of its drivers' pay, and it's starting with its newest recruits. Drivers who sign up for UberX in San Francisco on or after September 2 will fork over an unprecedented 25 percent of their earnings to Uber, spokeswoman Eva Behrend told Forbes. That's the highest-ever [...]

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:57:00 -0500

Reports are spreading of WiFi and battery life problems for iPhone 5S, iPad Air and iPad mini owners. Apple is yet to respond.

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:31:00 -0500

The games media has seemed to have recently just discovered the famed "loot cave" in Destiny, a way to get gear in the game that's been around for quite a while, but has quickly become far and away the game's most popular avenue to acquire items. In short, it's the definition [...]

Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:01:00 -0500

Kevin Akeroyd, senior vice president and general manager of Oracle Marketing Cloud, says CIOs and CMOs in some 50% of organizations already collaborate closely when making technology buying decisions.

Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:09:00 -0500

From Ferguson, MO to the NBA, unconscious racial attitudes fuel discrimination. When psychologist Jennifer L. Eberhardt won a MacArthur “genius” award this week for her research about unconscious racial attitudes, an important step forward was taken.

Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:18:00 -0500

Our research on innovation by companies in China shows that there are at least eight types of innovation, and that China’s success to date has been built much more on non-technology types of innovation.

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:53:00 -0500

Visit almost any anti-GMO website and you will find alarming headlines about the alleged dangers of GMO foods. They kill pigs, cows and sheep on farms and in lab studies! Humans are next! "Monsanto’s GMO Feed Creates Horrific Physical Ailments in Animals," screams a typical article, in AlterNet, a popular anti-GMO site. It [...]

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 20:17:00 -0500

Given the massive effort behind convincing us that ObamaCare is a resounding success, it’s almost surprising that a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll found support languishing at 34%. Part of the problem is the credibility ObamaCare supporters lose by attempting to prove two questionable propositions. First, that Obamacare is having a positive impact on our health care system and, second, that it’s doing so without any negative impact on our economy.

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Hunting Down the Right Job
By CE&CC :: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 :: 23922 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.