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How big is your world?

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Do you suffer from “Shrinking World Syndrome?”

One of the problems with job searching is the isolation, especially if you aren’t working right now.  The days blend into each other, often filled with loneliness or a sense of emptiness as you pore through the job boards once again.

This is “Shrinking World Syndrome:” the tendency to fall into repeated patterns of inefficiency.  As ...

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Ways to interpret company culture

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One of the biggest challenges with a job search is determining the company culture before you go work for an employer.  Now more than ever, employers are looking for the “right fit:” someone who not only has the right skill set to do the job, but will also work well with others.

Fortunately, thanks to the modern job searching tools, there are more resources to find out about the company culture than ever before.  Glassdoor.com is one ...

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The Passion Statement: Keystone of your job search

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Happy Valentine’s Day! In this season of love, a very important question comes to mind:

Do you love your job?

It’s a very valid question, no matter what the economic conditions or how tough the job market is. In fact, workers who love their jobs are more productive, have fewer sick days and produce higher quality work.

When contacting a potential employer, don’t ...

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The ICLMA: An essential resource for every private service professional

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ICLMA logoFor the estate manager or personal assistant, a high-level concierge can be a lifesaver, finding everything from the best hotels in Paris to last-minute Super Bowl tickets.  And if you need to find one of these well-connected professional concierge, one of the best resources is the International Concierge and Lifestyle Management Association (ICLMA). http://www.iclma.org/

Founded ...

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5280 Magazine reveals Denver’s 50 most powerful individuals

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For the private service industry, it can be challenging to tap into the hidden job market.  Some of the tactics for corporate job seekers just don’t work as well.  One of the biggest problems is identifying target employers, also known as passive employers.

A passive employer is someone who is not advertising that they have a specific hiring need.  Instead, the ...

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Networking during the holidays

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Just because people won’t be in the office for a few days, that is no reason to stop your networking efforts – especially if you are looking for a job right now.  Keep these networking sources in mind while you celebrate the season…

Family and Friends

When getting together with friends and family, mention how you are still looking for work.  ...

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Thinking about Holiday Cards

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Hand written holiday cards help job seekersToday I started compiling my list of Holiday Card recipients – seems really early, doesn’t it?  But not from a business perspective.  Just a preliminary look identified a list of 100+ business contacts, clients, and professional friends.

Businesses have known for a long time that Holiday Cards are a form of marketing – a way of saying “thanks” to all of their contacts in ...

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A moment for gratitude

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Often times when we’re in a job search, it is easy to forget to be grateful.  After all, being stuck in your house, staring at that accusing computer screen is not a pleasant place to be.

Just for today, take one moment to be grateful for something.  It can be large – like a supportive family – or something small – like enjoying a favorite dinner at home.  Whatever it is, hold it in your mind for a moment.  Let your ...

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