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Friday, May 30, 2008

And the winner is...

Thank you to those of you who subscribed to my blog! I have received some very positive feedback and comments on it, and I'm definitely enjoying adding content.

As I mentioned in emails to my clients, I entered new subscribers in a drawing for a $50 Darden Restaurants gift certificate. (Since Darden is one of my clients, I'm especially glad to support their great company.)

So, without further adieu, the winner of the gift certificate is....

Congratulations, Robert! I'll see you next week with your prize and donuts for your team.

Have a great weekend, and thanks again to all of my "fans."

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Two Sides of the Job Search Coin: Keeping the Job You Get; Learning from the Ones You Don't

During his most recent Good Day Tampa Bay appearances, our resident staffing expert, Jason Maroney, discussed two sides of the job search coin: 1) Keeping the job you get; and, 2) learning from the ones you don't. (That's probably not the most eloquent way to describe these two interview outcomes, but it's the best I could do today.)

Regardless, I think that the information that Jason provides is very important for candidates who are actively job hunting. I've included links to his TV spots for your viewing pleasure.

What happens if you don't get the job?

It may be tough, but learning to accept rejection is part of the job hunting process. As Jason Maroney of Kforce explained on Good Day, even if you don't get the job, you can still learn from the experience.

You got the job-- now keep it.

So you've landed that job you've been dreaming of? Now it's time to make sure you keep it. We talked with Jason Maroney of Kforce who offered some tips for how to impress when you kick off your new career.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Friday Funny - Corporate Isn't Always Professional

I recently got an email from a co-worker on our Finance and Accounting team. It was written by her brother, an engineer with a large company here in Orlando. I thought his sentiments on 'life in the cube' were very funny and needed to be passed along:

"Given that I have a “great” job as an engineer, my mom questions my desire to open a restaurant. Recently, she said, “Don’t you want to work with people who are smart and professional? You should surround yourself with people who are as smart as or smarter than you, that way you can become smarter by learning from each other.”

So my cubicle area is very quiet, and, this morning. the professional guy next to me got hold of some bubble wrap. He decided it would be a good idea to pop each and every bubble, one by one for 20 minutes. In fact, he's still at it right now. Not just that, he's now laid the bubble wrap on the table and has started to pound them with his fist. My monitor is shaking as well as those on all of the adjacent desks.

Now ask yourself: Do these seem like the actions of an intelligent, professional person? Don’t get me wrong, if I got my hands on some bubble wrap, I would do the same - but not at my desk while wearing my white, collared shirt, with my fancy shoes and dry cleaned slacks.

And, trust me, this is not an isolated incident. I think I’m better off wrapping pitas with and for college students."

He does, in fact, have a point: "Corporate" and "Professional" are not necessarily synonymous, and, I daresay, anyone who thinks otherwise probably has a private office.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Knock Your Future Employer's Socks Off!

This morning, my Market VP, Jason Maroney, was on MyFOX Tampa Bay to talk about how to "shine" in interviews. This is Jason's third appearance on the morning news program, so he's quickly becoming the resident expert for staffing in Central Florida!

Here's the blurb and a link to the clip for your view pleasure:

Are you looking for a new job? If so, you probably know that the hard work isn't over once you land the interview. We talked with K-Force's Jason Maroney about how to get through the interview, follow-up, and negotiation process.