Posted by PRGUY222 on Jan 21, 2009 in Employment
Congratulations to President Barack Obama!
By his own schedule and design, today is his first day of hard work – although it could legitimately be said that he’s been at it since the election. And whether you’re a Republican, Democrat, Republicrat, Reagan Democrat, NeoCon, Green Party member or ragingly apathetic, it is difficult not to feel SOMETHING for his constructively aggressive attitude and confidence. What kind of job will President Obama do, and why should you care? Well, we hired him, and he took the gig. Now, what should the average schmuck like you and me be watching for and learning from Obama about going into a new job?
Here are some employee basics that apply as much to a fish feeder at Sea World as to the new Leader of the Free World:
Communications: Tout your strengths, deftly acknowledge your weaknesses but tell anyone who’ll listen why you’re right for the job.
TeamBuilding: Assemble, coordinate, congregate and delegate with those who most compliment you and fill-in-the-blanks that may not be your strongest suits. (There is no “I” in “teamwork,” but there are a couple of them in “idiot.” Don’t be one of those!)
ConsensusBuilding: Work with those you may disagree with or who may not immediately see your way. Acknowledge that there’s a job to be done and a united effort is required.
Document your Progress: OK, so the President has a press corps doing that, but you’ll need to keep your own data for future reviews, future career moves and, well, the future.
Remember, that tired old adage about first impressions is pretty true. Start strong! And if you’re doing something that sucks or is sucking the life out of you, start over. There are plenty of jobs here. The may not put you in the White House, but doing something you like to do and were meant to do may keep you out of the nuthouse. Your call.
Posted by PRGUY222 on Jan 15, 2009 in Employment
Earlier today the Senate voted to release the second half of the $700 billion dollar bailout package originally authorized under the Troubled Assets Relief Program (TARP). But this time the $350 billion dollars won’t be bailing out the automotive industry. According to Larry Summers, Obama’s economic advisor, “The incoming Obama administration has no intention of using any funds to implement an industrial policy.” Instead the plan is to keep the funds in the financial sector. Obama is planning to expand lending to consumers and small businesses, and Summers has pledged to commit $50 billion to $100 billion to address foreclosures. The aim is to promote stability of the financial system and increase lending, preserve home ownership, promote jobs and economic recovery, etc…all with the maximum degree of accountability and transparency.
This time around let’s hope that the benefits can be felt by the average American who has been struggling to get by in these tough economic times. Since the economic benefits definitely did not trickle down to most Americans last time, the stated focus of the plan on small businesses and consumer loans seems to be a step in the right direction. And we all know what more money invested in small business and consumer loans means–more spending and the need for more manpower to meet consumer demands.
That’s right, if Obama’s confidence in this plan is well-placed that means you and yours will have a much better chance of finding and keeping gainful employment in the near future. You can be certain that every new position popping up as a result of this economic stimulus plan will be found in one, convenient location. You know what I’m talking about—it’s EmploymentCrossing of course.
So with the help of this bailout money and a little help from EmploymentCrossing, pretty soon you won’t be asking yourself “Dude, where’s my job?” Instead you’ll be asking, “Dude, where’s my car?” You know, the brand new one you just bought with the big bucks you’ll be earning at your new job.
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Posted by PRGUY222 on Dec 24, 2008 in Employment
If you’ve got it, flaunt it! It seems that Obama has created yet another reason for his popularity to soar. Recent photos of the shirtless President-elect have been popping up all over the Net, and the consensus is that his body is pectacular. Despite the fact that there is an obvious media frenzy surrounding the new President-elect, he still had no problem strutting his stuff at the beach while on vacation in his home state.
It is reported that Obama did not neglect his exercise routine either. Slacking, even when relaxation seems in order, can mean falling behind the curve. Obama obviously didn’t want to trade his washboard abs in for a spare tire. We, like Obama, have to remain on top of our game.
In order to get what you want you’ve got to keep working and never let yourself get complacent. This applies to everything in life, including your career. When it seems like relaxation is in order because you have complete security in your job, it’s often wise to keep an eye on other opportunities. This advice is especially pertinent in a bad economy such as this one. So let EmploymentCrossing help you sweat out all of the opportunities out there. Who knows, maybe the perfect job really does exist. So flex your jobseeking muscles and take advantage of our free trial offer now to find out for yourself.
Posted by PRGUY222 on Dec 22, 2008 in Employment
Let the bidding begin! Just weeks after opening its doors to applicants, the Obama transition team has been bombarded with hundreds of thousands of resumes from people looking for jobs in the new administration. The main problem for all these Obamanizers is the sheer volume of competition they will face. There are only 8,000 open posts and they are 300,000 and growing.
What’s more is that all reports indicate that they are extremely well-qualified. Popularity aside, Obama’s team is experiencing something many employers are–too many qualified applicants competing for too few jobs. So the question becomes, how does anyone manage to stand out in the crowd? What is the difference between a successful candidate and an unsuccessful candidate? Is it how you showcase your strengths on paper or does good old networking really get the job done?
For many, tough economic times coupled with stiff competition have made job hunting a dreaded task. But like the saying goes, “when the going gets tough, the tough get going.” You have to keep focused and not get discouraged. There still are jobs out there and the harder you work to find them, the quicker you will become one of the lucky 8,000 that learned how to stand out in the crowd.
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