Gwen Van Steenberge reviving Lodi Iron Works
Gwen Van Steenberge reviving Lodi Iron Works
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Getting a Job on the Computer Won't Work.I know people who have sat down at the computer and spent hours pouring over monster.com, or any of the other myriad of job posting websites out there wanting to get a job, get a job, get a job. any job. Money, yesterday. That's what they need.
So they submit 28 resumes in one day, and then they wait. and wait, and wait. When they don't hear from anyone, they get depressed. What I rarely see anyone do, though, is take action.
If you're really interested in getting a job, you're going to have to meet people. Given that working a job has you interacting with the human race almost daily, I really have a hard time fathoming why when you seek to get a job the idea of--gasp!--speaking with a live person is so daunting.
I guess I do know, really. It's scary. It's an opportunity to be rejected, and much like breaking up with someone over text message, there are times when you just can't handle the rejection, so you let the computer do it for you.
It's easy to delete a "no thank you" email; it's painfully forthright to have to face a person who says "you're not right for this position." and of course, when you submit a resume, that's what you're risking. But hiding behind your piece of paper will not get you the job you need.
You have to put aside what you want today for the thing you want most. and I doubt you really want a job so much as you want a career-something you can enjoy doing every day, and get paid for it.
Dale Callahan talks more about this topic in his article Resumes are Worthless. It isn't really that the resume is not valuable for what it is, but as a society we've let the resume take on an almost imperial type role where we think if we uphold the resume enough that someone that will be the key to success, when in reality it's people who hire people, not paper. So more than a good look on paper, you're going to have to interact with the people in your career.
Jerry Seinfeld on Writing "The Pop Tart Joke"
From Michael Hyatt's blog, we are sharing this video by Jerry Seinfeld where he talks about how it took him two years to write "The Pop Tart Joke." Even art takes hard work. Watch the video and hear his story.
reblogged from MichaelHyatt.com
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Dale Callahan, PhD, PE, and director of the IEM masters program enjoys speaking to community groups of all types and sizes. Whether speaking at your place of business or professional organization, below are just a few of the topics from the IEM program he can share with you to help you and your organization grow professionally. If you already have a topic in mind Dale can customize his presentation to meet your needs.
Can't seem to break into the next level of management at the office? Wonder why someone else was promoted instead of you? Dale has talked to company CEOs and knows what they want -- leaders. Discover the elements to good basic leadership skills and the tools you need to get to the next level.
Some of the best business ideas are born on the back of a paper napkin. Find out how to take your idea and turn it into business reality. Through the IEM masters degree program Dale has helped several clients turn their passion into real money making ventures.
|Reverse Interview - 5 Job Offers in 30 Days
We are all familiar with the "job interview" process, but Dale shows you how to turn the tables and bypass the Human Resource office by getting in touch with, and talking to, the decision makers. No more sending out resumes. Identify where you want to work, call them, and ask Dale's three simple questions.
|Networking for Introverts
It is not what you know, it is who you know. Right? Wrong! What matters is who knows you! This is fine if you are an attention loving extrovert. But what about the rest of us? How do we get connected to people in a way that they get to know us, remember us, and like us? Come and learn these secrets that will change your network, and your career!
|Now Hiring, All Companies
Unemployment may be high, but all companies are hiring if you know how to have the right conversation and with the right person. Those looking for jobs the old-fashioned way are setting themselves up for disappointment. Dale says the only way to succeed is to operate like a company of one - learning the skills of an entrepreneur.
IEM Faculty Member Brian Rabon wins BBJ Award!
Congratulations to Brian M. Rabon, CST, PMP,
The BrainTrust Consulting Group!
For being a winner in Entrepreneur Spotlight: 15 Trailblazing Startup and Young Companies will be recognized in profiles in the special section, event and BBJ.com. This is another first time awards program for the Birmingham Business Journal in which they will be profiled with art of their workplace.
Modern Slavery in America
by Dale on August 2, 2011
We often reflect on the slavery issue our country has struggled to get past. We have books, movies, and even days to remember the struggles. But, as I look around and meet with people I see new forms of slavery in the most prosperous country in the world.
Speaker Portfolio: Clientele
Alabama Gas Corporation
Alabama Power Company
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Briarwood Presbyterian Church, Career Focus Ministry
Brockwell Technologies, Inc.
Cahaba Government Benefit Administrators
Central Mississippi Medical Center
Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) – Alabama Division
National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
National Society of Leadership and Success
Public Relations Society of America - Alabama Chapter
Society of Women Engineers (SWE)
Southern Company Services
University of Alabama
University of Alabama at Birmingham
UAB Health Services Foundation