April 27, 2015 |
'Hello there Anne was a Drexel University senior completing her final human resources co-op at the Sheraton-Maui in January 2010. One night after work, she met up with friends and friends-of-friends at a bar. "I'm David," said one man she didn't know. Then later, he said his name was Freddie. "You said you're David. Why did you give me two names?" she asked. "I didn't want you to forget me," said the then-long-haired, headband-wearing Maui native, who was home working construction after earning his chemistry degree from Missouri's Lindenwood University.
April 14, 2014
IT'S A MUG SHOT that's been seen around the world. It shows the face of Shanesha Taylor, a distraught mother of two, tears streaming down her face. Taylor was arrested on child-abuse charges last month after leaving her 2-year-old and 6-month-old sons locked in a hot car in Scottsdale, Ariz., while on a job interview. Most of us who read about what happened turned away from Taylor's anguish. Not Amanda Bishop. The 24-year-old New Jersey resident got busy, launching an online fundraising drive that has raised more than $100,000 for Taylor.
March 24, 2014 |
Job interviewers are looking for something. But what? And how do you answer those intentionally tricky questions? Here are ways to navigate the minefield of the interview room. Interviewers want job applicants to be likable, to stand out, to ask questions. That's part of what business writer Jeff Haden says in this LinkedIn post titled "What Interviewers Wish They Could Tell Every Job Candidate. " At the end of an interview, according to Haden, employers should like it when you "do what great salespeople do and ask for the job. " Then, follow up. Employers appreciate a note of thanks.
November 18, 2013 |
Job-seekers worry how they will be perceived in person by employers, and for good reason. Likability, charisma, and - if you are ever so lucky - the "halo effect" play a major role at a job interview. Becoming more likable is the goal of many job-seekers, or should be, according to this Q&A with the author of a book, Likeonomics , at jobs.aol.com. The book's author, Rohit Bhargava, says likeonomics can be learned, and comes naturally to some figures, such as Bill Clinton. He advocates trying to connect personally with job interviewers.
May 22, 2013
By George Parry Dear Internal Revenue Service: Regarding your targeting of conservatives before the presidential election, I found last week's testimony by your former commissioner to be very reassuring. As he explained it, what appeared to be your intentional and politically motivated punitive, totalitarian, and chilling measures against conservative groups and individuals in a clandestine effort to affect the outcome of the election were, in fact, simply the inadvertent consequences of "horrible customer service" provided by a bunch of flunkies in Cincinnati.
March 12, 2013 |
When Narberth native Peter Pelberg moved from Atlanta to a business incubator in New York City, he missed one big thing: friends who shared his fitness goals. "I played club tennis for four years in college, so I never had an issue finding someone else to run or lift weights with," said Pelberg, 24, who studied at Emory University. "When I moved to New York City, I wasn't so fortunate. It was difficult to find others who shared my fitness goals, and when I did find someone else, scheduling became an issue.
December 2, 2012 |
DEARBORN, Mo. - To announce one of the biggest events of their lives together, Cindy and Mark Hill returned to the place where it all began - the high school where they became sweethearts in the 1970s. Surrounded by family and friends, the two were introduced Friday as winners in this week's huge Powerball lottery - an extraordinary stroke of luck that gives them half of the $588 million jackpot. The nostalgic high school homecoming seemed to reflect the couple's hopes of staying true to their roots and living simply, at least as simply as possible for winners of one of the biggest lottery prizes in history.
September 21, 2012 |
Need a job? Smartphone applications by the dozens offer help. This selection can provide you with a nearly instant resume, give pointers for getting and surviving interviews, and even assist you in quitting a job with flair. Pocket Resume , $2.99 for Android and Apple, is by Mani Ghasemlou. About 30 seconds after I'd opened the app for the first time, it accessed my LinkedIn account - with my permission - and generated a bare-bones resume from my profile information on that social-networking site.
September 20, 2012 |
Some time back, Marc Voci, a 25-year veteran hairstylist and owner of the Marc Voci Salon and Colorbar in Folsom, Pa., decided to rebrand his salon. He hung a sign on the wall that reads Happiness and set up the Colorbar, where customers loosen up with a glass of wine and surf the Internet, while stylists mix hair colors nearby. He gave away monthly makeovers, drawing on lessons he learned as a child when his beautician mom would volunteer a wash and curl for a struggling client in Voci's Southwest Philadelphia neighborhood.