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Daisy Wright is an award winning career coach, author and certified resume strategist who collaborates with mid-level professionals, managers, and executives to develop attention-grabbing resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and other career marketing documents that focus on telling their career stories and getting them hired FASTER!

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Starting Smarter

Entry-level employees offer tips on what employers are looking for.

People who are:

• results-driven
• passionate and enthusiastic about learning
• flexible and open-minded
• able to work independently and effectively without the need for micromanagement
• open to new ideas
• able to concentrate
• able to multitask

People who:
• ask questions and enjoy challenge
• come early and stay late
• want to excel—people who are willing to take leadership

Source: Business Week – October 31, 2006 – Careers Section

Recommending HR as a Career

A recent poll carried out by Workforce Management asked the question:

Would you recommend HR as a career path?

The results are as follows:

28%: Yes. Despite some drawbacks, HR and workforce management in general are a great path for someone embarking on a career in business or a seasoned professional changing career paths

15%: No. HR and workforce management is often maligned by the rank and file and not taken seriously in the C-suite. The hassles aren’t worth it.

57%: Maybe. Depends on the person. HR isn’t for everyone.

Total respondents: 444

Source: Workforce Management

Women’s Internet Marketing Summit

You are invited to the Women’s Internet Marketing Summit
“Sharing a Wealth of Expertise to Accelerate Your Success!” A part of the NEW “Women’s Success Series™”

Want to Take Your Business to New Heights?

Want to Network from the comfort of Your Home, Office or Car?

Expand your Business While you Expand your Mind!

Join us on Saturday October 28th for this Transforming Event!

This is YOUR chance to learn how Internet Marketers WIN on the WEB.

Women Coached Less Often Than Men

Novations Group, a global consulting and training organization based in Boston, surveyed more than 3,000 senior human resources professionals on the coaching provided by their organization.

Of those companies that give such support, one-fifth provide it to women at a lower rate than their share of the organization’s workforce.

Nevertheless, a large majority of employers who offer coaching provide it at a rate in proportion to women’s presence in the organization’s workforce.

Although progress has been made, many women still don’t have access to coaching, and this deprives them of equal career opportunity, said Novations Senior Consultant Deborah Felton.

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Featured in WE Magazine for Women

WE magazine for women may well be the first international Digital business magazine focusing on the total women. In addition to women who want to learn more about doing business on and off the WEB, WE’s audience consists of women who want to explore great destinations, improve their outlook on life, learn quick and easy ways to get and stay healthy, find out about the latest technology gadgets and information, get some networking tips, become inspired as they read about women making a difference in the world and even ideas for great entertaining and socializing. WE magazine for women made it debut last with its fall issue. See my story on Page 65.

To read the Inaugural issue of WE visit: We magazine for women is published by WUN Publications, Inc. a publishing firm whose focus is on publications by, for and about women. To contact the publisher, write Heidi Richards at 10890 SW 27 Court, Davie FL 33328, call her at 1-877-WISDOM7 (947-3667) or visit her website:

Greater Toronto’s Top 50 Employers

Want to know who Toronto’s Top 50 Employers are? Get a copy of the October 14, edition of the Toronto Star, Section D5-D11. If you are a job seeker, you will need this information to help you determine which companies you need to target.

According to the Star, every year, Toronto Mediacorp examines the recruitment practises of more than 60,000 employers across Canada to create its Top 100 list of employers. For its 2007 edition Mediacorp also used its proprietary process to determine the Top 50 employers in the Greater Toronto Area. The organizations were grade on seven factors:

**Physical Workplace
**Work and Social Atmosphere
**Employee Communications
**Health, Financial and Family Benefits
**Vacation Allowance and Time Off
**Performance Management
**Training and Skills Development

The companies are also evaluated on their Community involvement and charitable efforts.

Source: Toronto Star, October 14, 2006, Section D.

Jobseekers’ Biggest Inteview Mistake

Job seekers are often told to research the company or companies prior to the interview, but many do not believe that research is important. A national survey developed by Accountemps revealed that lack of company knowledge was the biggest interview mistake made by job seekers. See the results below:

Executives were asked, “What do you think is the most common mistake candidates make during job interviews?” Their responses:

** Little or no knowledge of the company 47%
** Unprepared to discuss skills and experience 17%
** Unprepared to discuss career plans and goals 9%
** Limited enthusiasm 9%
** Lack of eye contact 3%
** Monopolize interview 2%
** Focus on salary/benefits/perks 2%
** Lack of self-confidence 2%
** Inappropriate dress 2%
** Late arrival 2%
** Don’t know/no answer 5%

It may begin to sound like a cliché, but research is a key part of your job search.

Read the press release at:, click on About Us, then Press Room.

One Tip Before Posting Your Resume Online

The following tip was taken from Kent Jacobson’s article on

Make sure the last page of your résumé includes an additional 5 to 10 key words; hide the viewable color by changing the text to white (so these are not printed out). Why? The search engine spiders will find these key words, but they will not show up the print copy.

Be aware that only 20% of people actually find a job via the Internet. Guess how the other 80% got their job? Through personal and professional networking!

Kent Jacobson

Set SMART Goals in 2006, Don’t Make Resolutions

Let 2006 be the year you set SMART goals instead of make resolutions. Resolutions, in my opinion, are fleeting, transitory, short-lived. Goals, on the other hand, seem real; things that I can touch and feel. As a result, I favour setting goals instead of making resolutions.

Most people are familiar with the SMART approach to goal setting, meaning goals should be:






In addition to the above, I am suggesting another approach:

S-erious. Be serious and committed to your goals. Don’t just say “I need to get a new job”, then sit around waiting for the job to fall in your lap. Think of the steps you need to take to make it a reality.

M-ake it happen. Write down your goal(s)and make it happen. Only you have the power to make your goals and dreams happen. Others can help, but you have the final say.

A-ction. Take some action. There’s no point in writing down your goals if you are not prepared to take action.

R-each out for help. If you cannot do it by yourself, reach out for assistance from family, friends, coworkers or associates.

T-ake T-ime. Take the time to reward yourself for each step you have taken towards your goal. Those tiny rewards will serve as motivators for you to keep on going.

So, let 2006 be the year you set SMART Goals and watch them come to pass.

A Happy and Prosperous New Year from The Wright Career Solution, the company that noves your career forward…one step at a time!


The ABCs of Networking…You Can’t Excel Without Them!

It is said that Bill Gates’ rise to the top may have resulted from an act of networking. Apparently his mother sat on the same Board of Directors as an IBM president, and that contact led to IBM purchasing the MS DOS operating system from Bill. Think about that! As timeworn as the word networking is, it is through this process that approximately 65% to 80% of available jobs or opportunities are discovered. Networking opens the doors to the hidden job market, and if you’ve not learned this art, many opportunities may be passing you by. Here is my ABC list of networking tips that I have put together to help you move your career forward.

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