6 Job Search Snares to Avoid in 2018

One of the most valuable lessons I learned as a child was learned through the Road Runner cartoons.

Thanks to overthinking and a shallow approach, Wile E. Coyote always failed to capture Road Runner.

But Coyote kept on trying. He continued to fail. I and millions of kids and adults alike were glued to the series. We just couldn’t stop watching …

Recruiting Efforts Are Evolving – Yours Should, Too

Technological advances, shifting demographics, and social and economic changes are creating new demands, complexities, and challenges for businesses. These forces are changing the workplace landscape and altering the way companies recruit new talent. In 2018, the convergence of business disruption, automation, the gig economy, and demographic and political shifts will result in complex challenges for recruiting professionals – but this will also be a time of tremendous opportunity.

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How to Commit Yourself to a Lifetime of Learning

Article by Karima Mariama-Arthur

Education, experience, and enthusiasm are each spark plugs that work to ignite your success. If you want to build speed and maintain momentum, you’ll need sustainable fuel in the form of lifelong learning. The world is in a state of perpetual evolution, and in order to stay abreast of the …

Job Seekers, Surround Yourself With These 5 Types of People

Increasingly more job seekers are coming to understand me when I say the hardest part of being unemployed is the emotional drain. Some even tell me they’ve never felt worse in their life.

Sure, money is an issue, but it’s the fear, uncertainty, anger, and despair that affect people the most. There are also the feelings of alienation and the need for support.

When I was out of work 12 years ago, …

Should You Become a Recruiter? 5 Signs You Have the Stuff

A career in recruiting can be challenging, lucrative, and fulfilling. With the right training, almost anyone can become a recruiter.

However, some people are more naturally disposed to recruiting success than others. Are you considering a career in recruiting? Here are five signs you have what it takes to be one of the best:

1. You’re a Results-Driven Self-Starter

Recruiters have their eyes on the prize at all times. …

3 Proper Ways for Job Seekers to Send Invites to Potential LinkedIn Connections

I recently led a webinar wherein I talked about the ways LinkedIn members can build their networks by connecting with others properly. I stressed the importance of sending a personalized invite as opposed to sending the default message LinkedIn provides.

Before we dive into writing personalized invites, it’s important to know the fundamentals of connecting with LinkedIn members. In the image below, you’ll note I typed “Career Advisor” in …

Why in the World Does First Crypto ETF Insist on Working With a Big Four Auditor?

Think about all the ICO stories we’ve heard in recent months. Many share some interesting similarities.

I’m sure you’ve noticed it: ICO advertising here, ICO advertising there. Everyone seems to be promising instant miracles. But they’re speaking a language you don’t understand. You have no idea what they are trying to say, no clue whether their plan is going to work – or whether there’s even a use for what they propose.

What’s their business model? You better not ask, as you …

Cryptocurrencies Are Causing a Lot of Headaches for the Regulatory Authorities

This will be an interesting year. Cryptocurrencies are becoming more mainstream, and regulatory authorities all over the world are racking their brains to figure out how to approach them. Forbidding cryptocurrencies is not viable. To do so, one would have to forbid the entire internet.

The regulatory authorities are in an uneasy position. On the one hand, they need to create a framework to prevent money laundering, protect investors, and give the whole affair a shape of sorts.

On the other …

10 Things You Should Never Say Over Email

In some cases, having the “paper trail” of email can be a good thing. However, there are certain things you shouldn’t put in writing, as they can be taken the wrong way – or worse, lead to your termination.

Some might say the unwritten rules of email communication are common sense, but the fact is not everyone is …

With First Crypto ETF, a More Accessible Way to Buy Cryptocurrencies

A friend of mine has made some serious money in Bitcoin. I have to admit, I’m a little jealous of him. Here I sit, watching the cryptocurrency market pass me by, while my friend is seeing excellent results – as are many other people.

Why don’t I just follow my friend’s lead and put some money into cryptocurrency?

The answer is simple: I find the whole thing overwhelming and imposing. Bitcoin is up, then it’s down, then it’s up again. And what …