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Archive for December, 2006

Was 2006 everything you had hoped for? Were you able to stick to all your new years resolutions in 2006?

If you’re anything like me, then your answer is probably not. I intentionally did not set resolutions for the last 2 years because I was frustrated I couldn’t keep the resolutions for several years before [...]

John Chow has made a very good, entrepreneurial living from his main web site The Tech Zone for some time now, but the most impressive thing about him is his work ethic and drive to continually learn more and advance in what he does. John continually keeps up with the latest tricks of the trade [...]

See the new streamlined Microsoft Office user interface in action. This video gives you a detailed look at how this new interface will supposedly “make it easier to find and use the features you need to get the results you want.”
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/products/HA101679481033.aspx?pid=CL100796341033W
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Recently, I met with a top official at Mitsubishi Motors North America for a Q & A session on the corporation and what the corporation looks for in hiring new employees.
For those of you that don’t know much about Mitsubishi Motors, their mission is to “design, develop, and sell exciting, technologically cutting edge quality vehicles [...]

Would you read your morning newspaper if it was full of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes? Obviously not. When we cannot digest these mistakes, it is imperative that the interviewer is the last person to read the resume with errors and mistakes.
A mistake ridden resume, no matter how well your merit and skills may [...]

Recently, Second Life was referred to me by one of my graduating seniors at a local California State University. For those that don’t know, Second Life is an interactive virtual world. This student explained it as being”cutting edge” as one of the newest and creative ways of interacting with people via internet. It currently has [...]

I attended a Chamber of Commerce meeting today at 7am. The highlight of this meeting was to showcase the possible partnerships that could be created between colleges and businesses. One of those highlights was internships. Internships can be one of the best ways for a student or new professional to gain experience.
There was a student [...]

At some point in your career, speaking well could be the single most important factor that determines your success. You may have all the potential in the world, but if your career feels stalled or you’re having a hard time finding a job, the reason may be the way you are communicating with your important [...]

The holidays are here! My favorite time of the year and also a great time when parties are going to take place. What you will find as a business owner, corporate employee or an active member of the community is that you are always going to be invited somewhere. You can use these invitations to [...]

UCLA Gets Hacked

800,000 current and former students, staff and faculty members had their names and personal information such as names, social security numbers, birth dates, and personal addresses exposed after a hacker broke into the campus computer system Tuesday morning.
It’s one of if not the largest breach on an American higher education institution. There have [...]

Location, Location, Location!!! Isn’t that what you always hear when you are in the market to buy a house? Well, that’s what I heard when I was 24. I heard it from my parents, brothers, real estate agent and even my home mortgage broker, but did I listen, oooooh no!
I want to share my story [...]

Etiquette is a very important part of your successful interview. It is true that good knowledge in subject matter, interpersonal skills and past experience will count most at a job interview, but you can’t ignore the interview etiquette, for they are the indications of your character.
Interview etiquette is all about being well mannered and respectful [...]

Who doesn’t love Google? They have grown at an astonishing pace and have developed technology that has enriched our lives by bringing millions of pieces of information to our fingertips. Besides adding Google Mobile features which have helped me several times recently, they now answer our text messages! Does it get any better than that? [...]

Resume Basics

Since we have been receiving a few resumes each day I have noticed some common trends. I’ve seen fonts of all sizes, margin inconsistencies, age and place of birth on a few. These are all major no-no’s when writing your resumes. Follow these basic steps and you’ll be off to a good start:

No grammatical errors
Neat [...]

Jane and my inbox are getting about 5 new resume requests per day. This is a success we did not expect so soon. Our goal 2.5 weeks ago when we began this site was to help motivated, proactive professionals get the resources they need to further their careers and themselves professionally. The pleasant surprise is [...]

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