Archives for April 2011
Take Responsibility For Your Career
Who do you fault if something goes wrong in your career? Yourself or someone around you?
How about if no one is to fault, but someone is responsible? How about if the responsible person is you?
Most people don't like to take responsibility. First of all, it's not fun. Second, responsibility forces you to look deep inside yourself to assess and reassess your life and career, which is also not fun. Finally, responsibility requires...
Does Your Small Business Use Social Media to Recruit Employees?What types of workers are most in demand today? Employers are hiring employees who are experienced in their businesses, team-oriented, customer-focused, have a track record for achieving the results they want, and work smart.
So says a new survey from global talent management firm OI Partners/FS&F.
Companies are more frequently using social media sites to recruit employees than last year, posting jobs on their company Web si... Read more
How Surveys Can Help Your Small Business Grow
My first-ever job was doing telephone surveys for a company in Tampa. At the time, they paid 15-year-olds a premium to call a list of targeted zip codes and ask a list of questions.
So when I read about a company that offers free phone surveys, it got my attention. The company is called Free Phone Surveys. The firm provides a service that lets small businesses deploy automated telephone surveys to customers at no charge, and send text me...
Amex Contest Offers Big Break From Facebook
Does your small business need a big break? American Express Open just launched the “Facebook Big Break for Small Business.”
It’s a national contest that aims to help transform the way small businesses use Facebook to connect and engage with customers. What does that transformation look like? More authentic and more personal. Of course, it takes a little practice.
That’s why American Express OPEN is footing the bill for hands-on ...
Career Change Is Inevitable. Are You Ready?Is your career changing? If you are like the majority of people in the workforce today, the answer is probably yes. Companies thrive on change, and most change very quickly.
But how are you handling your change? Are you going with it, or hoping that you can ride it out? Or, are you wishing that your change would go away?
Change is not easy for most people. We like our routines and want to know what is coming our way. Change thro... Read more