Archive | August, 2008

Time for a Change

29 August 2008

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I received an email today from a dear colleague that starts with “I don’t even know where to begin…” Me, too. Today marks my last day as an employee of SOS Engineering & Technology, and my last day running the Orem, Utah branch of their company. Tuesday, I will begin working in the recruiting department […]

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How (not) to Lose

25 August 2008

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Job Searching is emotional. And, sometimes, things simply don’t turn out as you planned it. But, like most things in life, its not what happens to you, but how you react to what happens that matters. And, yes, there is a right way and a wrong way to handle job-search defeat. … and there’s also […]

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Utah Open Source Conference: Aug 28-30 at SLCC Redwood

15 August 2008

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Utah Open Source Conference Thursday August 28, 2008 – Saturday August 30, 2008 Salt Lake Community College Redwood Campus 4600 S Redwood Road Salt Lake City, Utah 84130 Website: http://2008.utosc.com The Utah Open Source Conference 2008 will be held at the Salt Lake Community College, Redwood Road campus from August 28 – 30, 2008. The […]

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How to Handle a Pay-Cut

12 August 2008

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Hopefully, it won’t happen, but when times are tough, a company might come up with a need for executing a pay-cut. There are a few ways to look at this: At least you’re not being fired. Maybe this is negotiable. What an opportunity to find something new! Yahoo Hot Jobs posted a great set of […]

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Employers Helping with Relief from High Gas Prices

11 August 2008

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A recent survey concerning the effect of high fuel costs on jobseekers and recruiting revealed some interesting information: “Almost a third of respondents said that fuel costs have affected their recruiting efforts, as job applicants are less willing to make lengthy commutes. What’s more, eleven percent of candidates are seeking higher salaries, purportedly due to […]

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Appreciating Your Interviewee

11 August 2008

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Bottom-Line Up Front: Most managers don’t prepare well for their interviewees… That’s why most managers suck at it make mediocre hiring decisions. You’re a busy professional. You have a lot on your plate, your team is working overtime, and that ugly deadline is fast-approaching. Finally, the recruiter calls you with an interviewee. They send over […]

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