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Sep 02nd

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Four steps to prepare for any job interview

Four steps to prepare for any job interview

 

In Engineering, there are four candidates for every open position.  This means, if you are an engineer, you should be working.  And if you are trying to hire an engineer, you might as well be looking for a needle in a haystack, a raindrop in the ocean or your car in the Mall of America parking ramp… It’s a tough search. 

Job seekers of all kinds can help themselves and their hiring managers by preparing well for each interview.  Following four simple steps will help; candidates just have to know the job, the dealbreaker, the company and the location.
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Get elected and get paid

About 47 percent of Congress, or 250 current members of Congress, are millionaires, according to a new study by the Center for Responsive Politics of lawmakers’ personal financial disclosure forms covering calendar year 2010. The Center’s analysis is based on the median values of lawmakers’ disclosed assets and liabilities.

That lofty financial status is enjoyed by only about one percent of Americans.

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Create anchors to stay steady through a storm

Create anchors to stay steady through a storm

 

The only constant is change.  In the past year, Minneapolis saw tornadoes change our neighborhoods, America saw unemployment numbers change in the wrong direction and the world saw governments topple under protests.  If you know anyone who has not seen significant change in the past twelve months, I’d like to meet them.  The rest of us can anticipate more of the same in 2012: more change.

Ready for it or not, positive or negative, change can be stressful.  Learning to tap your inner anchors will help you stay strong through the storm and come out for the better at the end of it.
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This year, resolve to deliver

This year, resolve to deliver

2012.  It’s here.  Malleable, uncluttered and amenable to our whims and wishes, 2012 was delivered to each of us at precisely that point in time when we expected it to arrive.  What if every transaction was so flawless? 

I challenge you, and myself, to make this the year we deliver.  Whether the transformation is freaky fast or slow good, dedicating a year to improving your delivery can change your career and your outlook long after 2012 is taken away from us. 

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This year, resolve to deliver

This year, resolve to deliver

 

2012.  It’s here.  Malleable, uncluttered and amenable to our whims and wishes, 2012 was delivered to each of us at precisely that point in time when we expected it to arrive.  What if every transaction was so flawless? 

I challenge you, and myself, to make this the year we deliver.  Whether the transformation is freaky fast or slow good, dedicating a year to improving your delivery can change your career and your outlook long after 2012 is taken away from us. 
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New (Technological) Year!

The countdown is on.  As we welcome a brand new shiny year, I’ve already been pouring through the magazine articles that promise me, “A New Year, A New You!” Here we go – again. Last year I was convinced that if Jennifer Hudson could lose weight through Weight Watchers, then I could too. And of course, there was an “app” to help me with that. I am not alone in my quest to find a quick way to a new and improved way of life – via my smartphone, according to a recent Nielsen study.

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Bringing Joy and Success into 2012

Bringing Joy and Success into 2012

The end of the year is a wonderful time to plan for the New Year. Starting now, we add momentum to our goals.  Here are a few simple ways to bring joy and success into 2012.

Create An Ideal Statement

An Ideal Statement describes that which you would like to accomplish in its ideal form.  For example, let’s take a business goal to increase your revenue in the New Year.  Your Ideal Statement could read:

“The income in my business grows from $1,000,000 to $1,500,000 by marketing to new groups of people who purchase and benefit from our products.”

Once you have the Ideal Statement, you can write down specific action steps to achieve this goal.  An Ideal Statement can be written for every area of your life and work.

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