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Fed Chair Yellen’s Job Market Remarks: A Recruiter’s Perspective

In remarks made recently to a Central Banking Conference meeting in Jackson Hole, WY, Federal Reserve Chairwoman Janet Yellen attributed at least some of the persistent unemployment/underemployment woes in today’s job market to the fact...Show More Summary

How To Look Business Professional in Jeans – #DenimDay

Next month – on Friday, October 3 – thousands of organizations will participate in one of the largest cause marketing efforts of all time. Since 1996, Lee National Denim Day has raised close to $100 million for the fight against breast cancer. Show More Summary

Turn a Scanty Resume into a Winning Marketing Brochure

Most recent graduates have very limited “real world” work experience and struggle to create a resume which gets the attention of hiring managers. Those grads who were lucky enough to have had internships and who got good grades still have many gaps in their resumes. Show More Summary

Networking Success is About Giving, Not Taking

Nearly every article or book on career or business advancement will talk about the benefits of networking. Indeed, networking is an excellent way to get referrals when searching for a job or building a business. The problem with networking...Show More Summary

The Tim Ferriss Show: Interview of Kevin Kelly, Co-Founder of WIRED, Polymath, Most Interesting Man In The World?

This single interview — one of my favorites of all-time — was recorded in three short parts.  You can: Listen to all three on iTunes Download them as MP3s (right click “save as”): Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. Or stream them now below (If you’re reading this in e-mail, please click here to stream): This […]

Selecting Projects Wisely

Sometimes people dive into new projects because they really want to make some money or to “get something going.” They put pressure on themselves to start a project mainly for the sake of trying to create some forward momentum. While forward momentum can be a beautiful thing, I would actually recommend against this approach. Show More Summary

Inspiration During your Job Search

Job Search can be stressful and take much longer that you expect. It’s not easy to go through the pressure at times. Success comes to those who keep going, positively, enthusiastically and with a plan. Here are some inspiring sayings that might motivate you or help carry on when the going gets tough: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Don’t [...]Show More Summary

Career as a Freelance Academic Writer- 10 Reasons to Become One

The job market now offers a vast diversity of online and offline job opportunities. It’s often easy to get lost in the abundance of attractive offerings available. However, when you know your true passions and aspirations, it’s getting much easier to pick up the job you are cut out for. If you have an inclination [...]Show More Summary

5 Top LinkedIn Features for Personal Brands

Since 2003 LinkedIn has been building an effective career networking tool online for connecting with the right people. The first step towards building your personal brand is have a presence there. The second step is to tap into all that it has to offer. Show More Summary

I ran out of jobs

Seven years ago I was an unemployed college grad with an idea that I thought would help people like me find cool companies to work for. It turned out to be a pretty good idea. Just look at our list of success stories (and these are only the ones from people who took the time […]

VIDEO: How to Hire a Great Recruiter...

Capitalist Note – We're doing a new series over at Fistful of Talent called the Recruiter Recharge, created in conjunction with the uber-pro recruiting team at Newton Software. Each month, we do a featured post, a podcast and a shor...

Your Managers Are Preventing Employee Happiness

It’s not just about big paychecks and exciting projects. It’s about flexibility. All employees say they want it, but many bosses can’t handle the implementation. A recent study published in the American Sociological Review clearly showed...Show More Summary

Your Emails Suck. These 3 Rules Will Make Them Exponentially Better

Not a fan of schmoozing at networking events? Learn how to write targeted emails to the right people, and you’ll grow your network exponentially. The post Your Emails Suck. These 3 Rules Will Make Them Exponentially Better appeared first on Brazen Life.

What We Can Learn from The LLWS

For the past two weeks the Little League World Series (LLWS) has been going on in Williamsport, PA. For those that missed it I will not spoil it for you.  You can get all the stats here. Like with every LLWS there are a few breakoutShow More Summary

Working the Night Shift [infographic] – Friday Distraction

My mother worked the night shift the majority of her career. Ya know why? Because she liked it. Some people just aren’t “morning people” or “early risers”. They like starting their workday in the afternoon. They are productive at midnight. Show More Summary

Give Up The Bloody Fight of Doing it Yourself

Imagine you were setting out to network with people today. Let’s do the math. If you allot 30 minutes to connect with someone (imagine ordering a coffee or making it through a parking lot, building and a receptionist – none of these activities all in all can be done in less than 30 minutes each). Show More Summary

How to Upgrade Your Resume, Part 3

Part 1 in this series discussed the importance of your resume passing the “15-Second Skim Test” and I shared suggestions to avoid being instantly rejected by recruiters and other humans. In Part 2, we began the process of walking through...Show More Summary


I usually have a really bad attitude about tourist attractions, so when my wife and I were in San Francisco a couple weeks ago I was a little annoyed when she asked me if I wanted to do a self-guided audio tour at Fisherman’s Wharf. I would have said no, but it was through a […]

Email Tips: If You Want a Response, Never Start a Message Like This

According to Business Insider, this is the worst way to start an email -- and we agree! Read on to make sure you’re not committing this email faux-pas. The post Email Tips: If You Want a Response, Never Start a Message Like This appeared first on Brazen Life.

Helping and happiness

There’s an excellent article in HBR about The Culture of Helping at US innovation agency IDEO by Teresa Amabile (whose work we already love around here)  Colin M. Fisher, and Julianna Pillemer. The authors raises some issues around helping behavior and point out that helping co-workers may not come naturally: Helpfulness must be actively nurtured in […]

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