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Updated 02/19/2017

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ACCEPTING THE JOB
 
10 Questions I Wish I'd Asked Before I Took the Job  |  Forbes                                                 10/19/2016


The Right Way to Accept the Job Offer  |  LinkedIn, Heather Phillips                                              02/07/2017


ADVICE




AGE DISCRIMINATION 

Flighting Age Discrimination  |  Job-Hunt.org, Martin Yate                                                                  10/15/2016

Over 40 and Looking for a Job?  |  LinkedIn, Peggy I McKee




AMBITION



APPEARANCE

9 Appearance Mistakes that Could be Holding You Back at Work  |  BusinessInsider.com    10/00/2016


APOLOGIES




ASSESSING THE JOB MARKET
This is used mainly be people on one of the following groups:
    1.  Expecting a Job Loss and being proactive for their search
    2.  Wanting to reenter the Job Market but not ready to jump in yet
    3.  Checking opportunities for a potential career or new career decision
    4.  Wanting to start a network around companies and jobs

Check Out the Job Market BEFORE You Start a Job Search - TheBalance.com                         01/02/2017


ATTITUDE

11 Ways Positive Attitude Attracts Success - Linkedin, Dr Laura Christiansen                             09/24/2016

Why Attitude is More Important Than IQ  |  LinkedIn, Dr Travis Bradberry                            02/07/2017



BAD HIRES




BAD MISTAKES

8 Bad [Company] Mistakes That Make Good Employees Leave - Forbes                           09/07/2016



BAD PLACES TO WORK

10 Unmistakable Signs of a Bad Place to Work - Forbes                                                       09/07/2016

10 Warning Signs of a Cheap & Tacky Employer - Forbes                                                   10/06/2016

Surviving a Performance Improvement Plan [PIP] - DICE                                                       08/24/2016

Verbally Abused, Fired, and Conned. How I Moved Forward - Forbes



BE FIT
Periods between employment can be hard on the emotions, your body, and your health. Staying physically fit through exercise, even short walks, can bring you great benefit with no travel costs or added expense.  Getting at least 10 minutes in the sun daily helps the body with Vitamin D and tones the color and texture of the skin.   Joining a gym is only one of may possible, and maybe free, options for you! 

Always talk to your physician before undertaking any new activity.

Walking - From AAPSM.org - From ASPSM.org

Walking: Most Un-American Activity - From Psychology Today

Walking: The Best Exercise - From Dr Weill



BEHAVIORS

7 Lessons About Finding the Work You Were Meant To Do - 2016-04-09 TED

5 Behaviors of People Who Are Happy at Work - Forbes 2016-10-21


7 Strategies When People Won't Change - LinkedIn Pulse July 21, 2016

10 Behaviors of Unsuccessful People - 07-19-2016 Inc.

10 Ways To Avoid Being Labeled a Complainer At Work

How to Fit into Your New Jobs Culture - 2016-04-18 DICE




BENEFITS
A SHRM study indicated 96% of US organizations offer some type of health care plan and is rated by 62% of workers as "very important to their job satisfaction".
See Study Report


BIASES

13 Cognitive Biases That Really Screw Things Uo For You                                         2016-12-11




BODY LANGUAGE  (also see TED Videos)

3 body language tricks to appear more powerful - BusinessInsider.com                      10/30/2016
 
10 Body Language Interview Mistakes [PICTORIAL] - Forbes.com                             10/30/2016 

Body Language Interview Tips                                                                                                           10/30/2016    



BRAG

Brag without being obnoxious - ScienceOfPeople.com 2016-10

 


BRAIN CONDITIONING

Everything Your Hear on File is a Lie (16:33)                                                                                    10/28/2016
Sound design is built on deception -- when you watch a movie or TV show, nearly all of the sounds you hear are fake. In this audio-rich talk, Tasos Frantzolas explores the role of sound in storytelling and demonstrates just how easily our brains are fooled by what we hear



BRANDING

How to Brand Yourself without Bragging  |  Forbes, Liz Ryan                                                       10/23/2016



BURNOUT

 


CREATIVITY


 

CAREER CHANGE
Changing your career is a possible option provided you have the means to support your self and family during the period of retraining and building skills that are frequently necessary.  If you believe a career change is for you use the various resources available in the Memphis area to confirm your opinion to validate your feelings and reduce risks for such an undertaking.


How to Switch Careers Late in Life - Forbes

Tips on Planning a Second Career  |  US News & World Report                                                          08/20/2008
 



CAREER LESSONS





CHARTS
The Right Chart for Your Strategy    
 

Many create charts based on the last one they used for
a totally different purpose and strategy.  This chart can
guide you into a better selection to drive home your
point and achieve your strategic outcome.

Click on the image to enlarge it.



COMFORT ZONE

10 Ways to Expand Comfort Zone - 2016-09-03 Forbes




COMMUNICATIONS









COMPETITION

Are You as Good as your Job Search Competition?  |  Forbes, Liz Ryan                                     10/14/2016
 


CONFLICT

6 Tips for Dealing with Conflict  |  TED Ideas (Paper)                                                                         10/07/2016

How Nice People Can Master Conflict  |  Linkedin, Dr Travis Bradberry                                              03/20/2016                



CONVERSATIONS




COVER LETTERS

Top Cover Letter Mistakes to Avoid - TheBalance.com                                               2016/10/19



CULTURE
NOTE:  Culture is the #1 reason people resign, #2: their Manager

5 Most Common Culture Problems - Forbes 2016-08-13 Liz Ryan                            2016/10/22

How to Fit into Your New Job's Culture - Dice.com 2016-04-18



DECISION MAKING

How to Tackle Your Toughest Decisions - HBR.org 2016/09




DREAM JOBS




e-MAIL ETIQUETTE

e-Mail Etiquette Rules Worthy of a Reminder - Forbes 2016-09-25



EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

Emotional Intelligence in Leadership - LinkedIn Pulse 2016-04-26



EMOTIONS

 
 How to Prevent Personal Problems from Taking Toll on Your Work - Forbes 2016-10-01



EMPLOYMENT AT WILL

10 Ways Employment at Will is BAD for Business - Forbes 2016-10-03



EMPLOYMENT ISSUES
 
If You're Not Working NOW We Won't Hire You
See link within the article: know you rights but never threaten or sound threatening



ETHICS


Definition from Merriam-Webster

Definition from Wikipedia

Ethical Leadership: Univ of Kansas Community Tool Box

What Are Ethics from AllAboutPhilosophy.org

What is Ethics from Santa Clara University - SCU.edu


 
EXPLAINING
 
HOW TO EXPLAIN: Leaving a Toxic Workplace

Returning to Work After Caring for a Parent - Job-Hunt.org Martin Yate



FAILURE


8 Things to Remember when You Fail (so you can bounce back) - Forbes 2016-09-19

The Fringe Benefits of Failure
At her Harvard commencement speech, "Harry Potter" author JK Rowling offers some powerful, heartening advice to dreamers and overachievers, including one hard-won lesson that she deems "worth more than any qualification I ever earned."  TED Video



FEAR

Is FEAR holding You Back from Becoming a Leader? - LinkedIn



FIRED


9 Hidden Signs You're About to Get Fired - Jeoffrey James

I Got Fired without Cause: How Do I Explain That - Forbes 2016-09-30



FIT

How to EASILY make Yourself the Most Obvious Fit for the Position - Forbes - 2016-10-14



FORCED RETIREMENT DISTRIBUTIONS [US Tax Law Matters]


Smart Strategies For Required Distributions - Forbes 2016-09-29
 
 
 
FUTURE PROOFING JOB

Future Proofing your Career - LinkedIn                                                                                           01/03/2017


GENERATIONAL DIFFERENCES


https://sites.google.com/a/thectgroups.org/the-ct-groups/info/articles-video/articles/887cf383-b57a-435c-95e1-255c8c6f9da7-original.jpeg
Graphic highlighting some of the generational differences between the "Baby Boomers" of before 1963 or so, the
"Gen X'ers" of 1963 - 1980, and the "Millennials" from 1981 - 1995.  Some are making this a uniform statement ... it is not and carries many inaccurate perceptions.

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HABITS
 
10 Habits of UTTERLY AUTHENTIC People - World Economic Forum - World Eco



HAPPY


Traips You Fall Into Limit Your Happiness - LinkedIn, Dr Ray Bradberry

Why Happy Job Seekers get Better Networking Results - LinkedIn



HEADHUNTER

 
See Recruitment




HEALTH MATTERS
 
Dental: Gargle with these and see what happens to your teeth



HIRING

 
5 Reasons NOT to Hire Someone Even If They're Qualified - Forbes 2016-09-25
 
5 Signs You've Hired the Wrong Person - Forbes 2016-09-29

10 Things You Shouldn't Have To Do To Get Hired - Forbes 2016-10-01

How to Hire Your Employer - LinkedIn - 10/16/2016

How Do You AVOID Hiring the Wrong People Like This - Forbes 2016-08-25



HUMOR

        Surprising Ways Humor Can Improve Your Work Culture - Smart Work



INTEGRITY

Don't Coach Integrity Violations -- FIRE THEM! - LinkedIn
Many come in with or develop a mentality it's ok to do what you have to do no matter what.
In business the one thing that is you're to loose is your integrity.  Don't give it up for any reason.
Don't cave in for something that is not right.  And if it goes sour for doing the right thing, you learned that was a company what may not have been worthy of your time or talents.



INTERVIEWS















How to Make Your Skills Look Exciting On Your Resume Because ...  |  Forbes              08/25/2016

I was expecting an Interview NOT an Interrogation  |  Forbes                                               10/20/2016





Things To Think About Before A Job Interview  |  Forbes                                                           03/11/2016

Why You Can't Put All You Job Search Eggs in One Basket  Linkedin, Lauren McDonald      12/14/2016



ITIL Certification

Chart showing the potential salary with an
ITIL Certification.  While primarily an IT focus it
focuses on the impacts of failures and all costs
attributable to that failure.

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JOB SEARCH

3 Mindset Changes That'll Help You Succeed at New Job even Not Your First

6 Steps to Stop Procrastinating when Job Hunting - Ladders 

7 Signs You're NOT Getting The Job - 2016-06-18 Forbes

9 Key Factors for Landing YOUR Dream Job - Forbes, 2016/10/23 William Arruda 2016/10/25

10 Mistakes That Are Killing Your Job Search - Forbes.com 2016-05-28 Liz Ryan

10 Tips for Finding a Job in a New City - TheBalance.com

10 Truths about finding Meaningful Work - Linkedin 2016-10-01

10 Ways Job Seekers Kill Their Chances - Forbes, 2016/10/13                                        10/27/2016

15 Tips for Getting Ready to Job Search - TheBalance.com

How to Bounce Back from a Negative Job Search - 06-17-2016 Forbes


How to Job Search While Working - 2016-08-23 Forbes

How to Take a Job & Keep Your Job Search Going - Forbes 2016-08-23 Liz Ryan

Is The Job Search a Numbers Game? - LinkedIn, Peggy McKee

Looking for Work at Work: What's the Best Approach - Challenger, Gray & Christmas

Millennials: 7 Good Reasons to Stay In Your Current Job - LinkedIn Bernard Marr

Turn the Job they Offer into The Job You Want - Forbes 2016-10-14

What if Your Job Search Isn't Working? - Forbes 2016-10-29, Liz Ryan                     10/30/2016



JOB SEARCH, PASSIVE
 
Top Tips for Passive Job Seekers - TheBalance.com



JUDGEMENT

People Judge You based on 2 Criteria When They First Meet You - Insider Busienss 2016-01-16

The Science of First Impressions - Business Insider