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Hospitality Management Program Graduates are in Demand

With the hospitality industry being the leader of business activity, the demand for qualified hospitality management continues to grow…. Read the rest here

Executive Search Impacts Business Success

As companies are continuously looking for ways to grow and expand, more businesses are establishing a presence in China and taking advantage of the area’s growing economy. However, setting up a business in a new country is not an easy task. That is where executive search in China comes into play…. Read the rest here

Executive Search in India Explained

Western firms are quickly setting up operations in India to take advantage of the numerous economic opportunities in the region. The success of these firms will largely depend on whether they find the right people (both local and/or foreign) to take the helm of everyday business.

That’s where executive search comes in… Read the rest here

7 Modern Success Tips for Working from Home

Forget all the old advice about working from home; you know, “Dress as if you were going into the office, keep regular business hours, don’t get distracted by the laundry, etc.” Much of that advice, quite frankly, is dated.

For starters, it’s not uncommon to walk into an office and see folks dressed casually (maybe not in pajamas, but certainly in jeans). And even people who don’t work from home now take advantage of flexible hours, sometimes working four 10-hour days, instead of a regular five day work week.

So, why should you necessarily act like you’re in corporate America when you’re working from home?

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Finding a Job in a Tough Economy

Unemployment is growing at an alarming rate and finding a job in this economy is not easy to do. Companies are shutting down, declaring bankruptcy, laying off employees, and not hiring for any positions. So where can you find a job in this economy?

A few places to check are the various temp agencies. Don’t discount temping! Many full-time to permanent hires are found through temp agencies. Larger companies that have reduced their human resources departments are relying on temp services to do the background checking and screening for employees before they hire anyone on permanently. The time spent temping in an office is frequently looked on as a trial period, and it often is cheaper than an actual probationary period. When a company has a temp on board for three months, then hires her permanently, the employee still has to wait another three months for benefits to kick in. So, treat a temp job as an audition for a permanent job…

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Landing the Right Internship

Students entering their junior year of college should have already had summer internships or they should be researching which employers they want to intern with for next summer. (By senior year, internships should have been completed or be underway.) In order to research, begin online, at the college career center, or discuss with your professors which companies they recommend for specific internships.

However, there are some steps you’ll need to take before you go knocking on company doors. Your goals and what you want to achieve from your internship needs to be set first. Are you looking for hands on experience in a certain area, or are you just exploring a career field? Do you want to be a surgeon or are you trying to decide if you can be in a medical environment in general? Once you know these things, you’re ready to face the mentors at the companies…

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How to Get Noticed When Applying for a Job

Employers are receiving hundreds of applications by highly qualified individuals for jobs that pay only a few dollars above minimum wage. When a really great job comes along that is the dream job for many, great pay, benefits, and good working environment; the number of applicants increases. In what appear to be desperate times, standing out from the crowd is essential, yet getting noticed is not easy. Here are a few tips to show hiring managers you’re the one who has exactly what they’re looking for to fill their empty position.

First begin with your resume. What do you do? What was the title of the last job you held? Not all job titles explain exactly what their duties are, such as the Regional Operations Manager. This job can have a number of different duties from company to company. Some organizations will not have the title in their corporation. If you’re not the Chief Financial Officer, clearly define your last role…

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JobPlanet version 2.0

Hi All! We’ve decided to take this website to the next level, and have created some partnerships with some of the better employment and workplace journalists around. Keep an eye out for loads of great tips and ideas about finding a job in a tough economy, as well as how to maximize your career path.

Hope you’re as excited as we are!