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News Release October 11, 2014 Recommended Reading for Job seekers!  

As we all have heard – the unemployment figures are down in third quarter, however many people gave up looking for full-time work. In the Southern States, there has been a job anomaly. The unemployment figures have risen in the past quarter. Howard A. Goodman has a wonderful eBook entitled (2009) Rx for finding Work Again.

“The state of today’s professional job market screams for thinking outside the box of Permanent Employment.” As quoted from his book, Goodman, H. (2009). Rx for finding work again. Raleigh, NC:

Howard shares his secrets, and his wit – all of which you need to keep you laughing and rolling with the best of them as you hit the …

Bullying is a Leadership issue!

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Bullying is a Leadership issue!

The buck stops here. When we hear that the buck stops here, it truly means taking responsibility for the decisions and how the organizational leadership makes decisions as to how the earned money is spent and what leadership consider important to their overall business goals and objectives.

At least one assumes. After nearly an hour of dutiful speechifying and deflection, it was uncertain what the commissioner was after, or accomplished. It felt that way in the ballroom of the midtown Manhattan Hilton, and judging from the blowback on social media, it felt that way on television”.

Jason Gay, Sports writer, WSJ, 9/19/14, from the article entitled, “Roger Goodell’s Immaculate Deflection.

When the leadership focuses on self-protection and the NFL Leagues’ primary interest, Roger …

How to be helpful to your friend or colleague looking for work, practical tips

How to be helpful to your friend or colleague looking for work, practical tips

September 30 2012

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the unemployment rate has exceeded 8% since early 2009. The unemployment figure dropped from 8.3% in July to 8.1 % in August. The United States population is approximately 315 million and adjusted based on the definition of the BLS civilian workforce and the latest August unemployed figures is around 8.1% nationwide down from July. “The unemployment rate edged down in August to 8.1 percent. Since the beginning of this year, the rate has held in a narrow range of 8.1 to 8.3 percent. The number of unemployed persons, at 12.5 million, was little changed in August. (See table A-1.)”

“ The Employment Situation for September …

The situation is, it is still a very difficult job market for the candidate, for the recruiter and the hiring process.

Everyone struggles in the hiring process, the candidates, recruiters, human resources and anyone who is thrown in to interview someone at the last minute…have mercy, as the mutiny is more than great, it is humiliating and yes at times downright inhumane. Just think of the poorly prepared candidate, the poorly prepared interviewer and the time clock to watch as the time evaporates the deadline to whittle down that pile of resumes as quickly as possible. At some point once, the dust settles a human being has the opportunity to contribute to the cog in the machine and the world of work.

The hiring process as it would be, instructs the candidate to go to a company’s website and try to use their application process. Each system is different, each system …

Mental Illness – the ‘dis-ease’ that we are afraid to talk about…

Mental Illness – the ‘dis-ease’ that we are afraid to talk about…

This past week, an article in the WSJ caught my attention,

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One of the statistics in the article mentioned, “At the University of Texas at Austin, 33% of the 1,687 students that registered with the disability services office during the spring 2011 semester listed psychological problems as their “primary” concern. In the spring of 2008, only 23% out of 1,175 did. (The increase was due, in part, to a procedural change that routed more students to the disability office.)” WSJ article December 13, 2011.

Wow! From 23% -33% in three years…are those statistics showing that there is more acceptance of mental illness? Is it showing that due to the pressures …