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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 17:30:00 -0600

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:00:00 -0600

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 13:00:00 -0600

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In Franchise Players, Entrepreneur typically highlights successful franchisees. Here's one franchisee who failed – and what he has learned.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:00:00 -0600

The Internet retailer and its fast-growing local rivals are driving a boom in property leasing in India as their storage needs rise.

Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600

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Sat, 24 Jan 2015 00:00:00 -0600

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:30:00 -0600

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:00:00 -0600

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:30:00 -0600

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:00:00 -0600

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:45:00 -0600

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:30:00 -0600

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:15:00 -0600

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Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:06:00 -0600

Consolidation in the online booking industry continues.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 21:00:00 -0600

Evaluating and adjusting your AdWords campaign is the key to achieving it full promise.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:45:00 -0600

An executive reflects on his attempt to find an equilibrium between home and the entrepreneurial drive.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:30:00 -0600

The pilloried comedian has continued performing despite numerous allegations of sexual abuse.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:25:00 -0600

When it comes to recognizing employees, do it right. Fairness and consistency matter.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:24:00 -0600

Ellen Gordon, 83, will succeed her 95-year-old husband, Melvin, who was the oldest CEO of any company listed on the New York Stock Exchange or the Nasdaq Stock Market.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:20:00 -0600

We're in the early stages of a data-science revolution, he says.

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Food, fashion and film from the nineties are roaring back into our cultural consciousness.

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Instead, focus your efforts on protecting yourself with these seven strategies.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 19:30:00 -0600

One of the quickest ways to kill your credibility and your startup is to offer a poorly written business plan, or none at all.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:58:00 -0600

An analysis of the factors that may push crude oil to $40 or even lower.

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:52:00 -0600

Dear Liz, I'm a big fan of yours. I'm writing to you in a very upset state right now. I hope you have some advice for me.  I took a new job a year ago. I hadn't worked for two years before that, because I had spent that time with my dad [...]

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 04:27:00 -0600

The first installments (Part 1 and Part 2) in this interview series with Doors drummer John Densmore covered a lot of ground, including his late band mates Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek, the group’s only appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show and Densmore’s three rules for making it the music [...]

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:49:00 -0600

American hit a key milestone on Friday, taking delivery of its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Forget that 29 airlines have already taken 228 Dreamliners and that United, the first U.S. carrier to take delivery, now flies 14 of them including two stretched 787-9s and has already used the aircraft to open [...]

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:41:00 -0600

Set aside, for the moment, the diplomatic row being sparked by Speaker of the House John Boehner as he seeks to create two conflicting foreign policies for the United States—one pursued by the President and the other pursued by the Congress. Boehner’s hubris, in conjunction with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s desire to [...]

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 18:23:00 -0600

Russia's government to redo federal budget based on oil under $60 compared to $100.

Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:53:00 -0600

Why I believe that the NFL will rule that the Patriots' Tom Brady and Bill Belichick did not deliberately deflate footballs.

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:44:00 -0600

In our increasingly connected society, building a social media presence is as commonplace as getting a driver’s license. Personal Facebook profiles, LinkedIn accounts, and Twitter handles are common among students and professionals alike. However, frequently updating your Pinterest boards does not necessarily equip you with the tools and experience that [...]

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:04:00 -0600

In the first installment of this interview series with Doors drummer John Densmore, we covered Jim Morrison and Ray Manzarek, Densmore’s late former band mates, and what it was like from the drummer’s throne playing to wild-eyed fans. Here, Densmore discusses how to make it in the music business, the [...]

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:00:00 -0600

I’ve been hearing since before Christmas about Project Chrome, the code name for what has been touted to me as the biggest reorganization in IBM history. Well, Project Chrome is finally upon us, triggered I suppose by this week’s announcement of an 11th consecutive quarter of declining revenue for IBM. [...]

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Hunting Down the Right Job
By CE&CC :: Wednesday, December 19, 2007 :: 25493 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.