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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!

Visit her website at www.thewrightcareer.com

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What’s Your Potential for Success…?

Weddle’s surveyed a total of 1,270 people about their potential for success in their future job search campaigns:

** 57.6% Responding to an ad posted on an Internet job board

** 16.8% Networking at business and social events

** 7.2% Responding to an ad posted on an employer’s Web-site

** 7.6% Sending a resume to an employer by mail

** 3.9% Receiving a call from a headhunter

** 1.9% Receiving a call from a staffing firm

** 1.9% Attending a career fair

** 1.6% Responding to a newspaper ad

** 0.7% Joining a social networking site

This survey shows that 58% of job seekers rely on Internet job boards to find a position.

Source: www.weddles.com

Managers Say Thank-You Letters are Essential

Managers Say Thank-You Letters are Essential:

70% said e-mailing thank-you notes was appropriate, especially to acknowledge a small gift or gesture (Recent survey by the Emily Post Institute).
Thank-you notes are mandatory and expected in some situations. A survey in August 2005 by CareerBuilder.com found that:

Nearly 15 percent of hiring managers would reject a job candidate who neglected to send a thank-you letter after the interview
32 percent said they would still consider the thankless prospect but that their opinion of him or her would diminish
Nearly a quarter (23 percent) of managers prefer handwritten thank-yous
21 percent seek a typed hard copy
19 percent want e-mailed thank-yous followed up with a snail-mailed letter
Source: www.writeexpress.com

CareerBuilder.Com Launches Resume-Matching Engine

CareerBuilder.com is streamlining the hiring process for subscribers to its database of 19 million resumes with a new matching engine.

The technology automatically locates resumes that best match another resume, an uploaded document or a job posting, providing faster access to more relevant candidates.

The R2 (Recommended Resumes) matching engine is a patent-pending technology that allows employers three options to zero in on the most relevant resumes for their open positions.

Read the entire article at http://www.wpsmag.com/newscenter/newsdisplay.asp?id=5997

For more information: http://www.careerbuilder.com

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.

http://www.wecai.org/wim_summit.htm

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.

Read the full story at http://www.wpsmag.com/newscenter/newsdisplay.asp?id=5793

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: http://www.wecai.org/we%20magazine.pdf. 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: www.heidirichards.com

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:

www.accountemps.com, click on About Us, then Press Room.