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Donna Shannon chosen as DEMA 2014 Educator of the Year

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At the 2014 Domestic Estate Managers Association (DEMA) Convention in Orlando, Florida, Donna Shannon was awarded the Educator of the Year for the national organization. This is the third year that the association has granted the award.

The Educator of the Year Award goes to the school or individual who brings to the industry new candidates of exceptional caliber. Individuals who provide continued training / mentoring within the industry are also given this prestigious award. DEMA seeks out Educators who promote ...

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Checklist: Getting Ready For the DEMA Convention

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At the end of September, the Domestic Estate Managers Association (DEMA) will be holding its 3rd annual convention in Orlando, FL.  While most people are figuring out their travel details, it is just as important to prepare your professional image from resumes to business cards. To help you get ready, I’ve put together this simple checklist to make sure you make the best impression before, during and after the event:

1. Update your resume

Be sure ...

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Are you prepared for the fall hiring season?

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As summer is winding down, people are thinking of back-to-school preparations and anticipating the cooler weather. For job seekers, this change of seasons also signals the next surge of hiring before the end of the year. It may be tempting to get the last bits of relaxation through August, however, this is actually the perfect time to work on your resume, cover letters and LinkedIn profiles to be ready for the jobs posted in September and beyond.

 

 

Where did the jobs ...

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How to Write the Perfect Cover Letter- on Monster.com

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How to Write the Perfect Cover Letter

By Catherine Conlan
Monster Contributing Writer
Your cover letter is typically the first impression you make with the hiring manager, so you’ll want to put in the effort necessary to get it right. We spoke to some job search experts to find out what you need to know to write the perfect cover letter.

Pick your purpose

Of course your goal is to get the job, but there are ...

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4th of July Resume Service Sale!

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10% OffCelebrate your Fourth of July this year with a new resume! Mention this post in an email or phone call to our office and you will receive 10% off any resume service that we offer; including our full service packages! Valid through July 11th, 2014.

 

We know you have a busy schedule with vacations and summer plans. Let us ...

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Networking – Does It Really Work?

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Is networking valuable?  Like everything else, it depends on how you use it.  If you’re just calling people and asking for jobs, then no, it does not.  If you can offer something of value – knowledge, experience or even friendship – then yes, it can.

 

The 80% myth: “80% of all job seekers find jobs by networking.”

Heard that one yet?  Scary, isn’t it? Many candidates are not comfortable with networking.  Not everyone is as personable or bold as the super-salesman, after ...

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What Really Happens in the HR Department

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The following comes directly from Donna Shannon’s book, How To Get A Job Without Going Crazy. Please enjoy this preview of the book, and use it to your advantage in your job search. – James Nay

In the quiet Human Resources department, a lone figure works at her desk.  Poring over the stack of resumes, the director hopes to find that perfect candidate, the one who not only meets every criterion, but also has the “spark.”  She sighs as she lifts the ...

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Spring Clean Your Career Documents

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The weather is warming up. Cherry blossom festivals are taking place. Last week you scrubbed off the grill in anticipation of dinners cooked over an open flame. Next week you plan to clean out your closet and drop off un-used items at Goodwill.

And what about your résumé?

Spring is a good time to pull up your career documents to update them. “What career docs?” you are asking. “I just need a résumé and cover letter.” Yes, a résumé and a cover ...

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The Job Seeker’s Job Description

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Do you know how to “treat your job search like a job?” For most job seekers, just knowing what they should be doing on a daily basis can be a challenge.  We all know the typical functions – go online, look for jobs on websites, apply to jobs – but a smart and savvy job seeker knows it takes much more than this to be effective. Think of it as you now have a new employee that you have to ...

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