N0T3: 03.17.08 / N0 11
|March 17, 2008||Posted by admin under eNotes|
Wed, Thr, Fri 3/19, 20, 21 JohnG is away!
· Webinars are Available
· Client Response Team is Available
In This N0t3:
· J0hnG N0T3
· Write a New Kind of Cover Letter
· Three Things Every Recruiter Looks For In A Resume
· The Negotiation Dilemma
· I Have a Longing to Connect
· Why You Do the Crazy Things You Do
I want you to know that I am away on Company business this week Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March 19th, 20th and 21st.
Webinars are available via the Webcenter Webinar calendar.
You can find quick-response consulting services from DBM’s Client Response Team via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 1- 866 - 268 – 8322.
The articles in this NOT3 deal with the fact that there are still jobs being posted and offers being made! www.SimplyHired.com has some 5.4M listings.
In addition to the Cover Letter, Recruiting and Negotiating articles, I linked an article from the Parade supplement in the Sunday newspapers
And, then, just to make sure you have something to read, I noted a Business Week book review on Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, by Dan Ariely.
Write a New Kind of Cover Letter
You’ve just completed a high-class, well-written cover letter for the job of your dreams. Now you’re waiting to hear from the employer with an invitation to come in for an interview. Weeks pass and nothing happens. What did you do wrong? Worry no more. Follow these three proven techniques for landing that interview instead of waiting for it.
Three Things Every Recruiter Looks For In A Resume
If you are in the middle of a job search, recruiters can be either your friend, or your foe. They make the choice to keep you out of the hiring process or to introduce you to corporate hiring decision makers. The quality of your resume is a key factor in determining how recruiters will treat you in the job market.
The Negotiation Dilemma
Even in the most difficult job market, salary is negotiable. When an employer offers you a job, they have eliminated others and selected you. You are the person they want. As one expert in the industry advises when negotiating, “persuade, rather than coerce.” Remember both you and the company are looking for exactly the same thing; to form a partnership where your skills are exchanged for a fair wage. Here are the ten cardinal rules of negotiating.
I Have a Longing to Connect By Dotson Rader
”Being a child prodigy is inherently lonely,” Jodie Foster says. “I was one of them. You’re different from other kids. No one else can understand. There’s a longing to connect, a craving to say, ‘Here is the deepest part of me, the part that people don’t see.’”
“When I look back at my life,” she tells me, “I think it has been about the search for meaning and connection.”
Why You Do the Crazy Things You Do Business Week
“They are proving what those of us without the heavy burden of a PhD in economics already knew, which is that real people are impulsive, shortsighted, and procrastinating—95% Homer Simpson and only 5% Mr. Spock.
Two new books should help spread the word about behavioral economics to an even wider audience. Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions, by Dan Ariely, is an entertaining tour of the many ways people act against their best interests, drawing on Ariely’s own ingeniously designed experiments. The soon-to-be-published Nudge: Improving Decisions About Health, Wealth, and Happiness, by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein, covers similar territory but with an emphasis on …”