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April 21, 2014

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Environmental Services Management Careers with Sodexo

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By Trish Freshwater

At Sodexo, our management employees are able to work in several different business sectors — from healthcare to schools to corporate and military locations. With these varied career opportunities, our employees are able to embrace their passions and work in areas that bring great personal satisfaction.

One area that crosses almost all of our business sectors is our Environmental Services Management business. In this field, employee careers grow while managing people, departments and entire divisions of companies. Read More

Study Examines Wages of Female Government Workers

iStock_000003458384Large-1024x685According to a report released by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), female government workers earned 87% as much as men did in equivalent positions during 2012. This number is up from 70% in 1992.

The study, ordered by President Barack Obama to investigate the progress to fair and equal wage for all workers, surveyed 37 white-collar Federal job categories. Greater pay equity was seen when comparing individual occupations and pay grades.
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Free Teleclass on HOW TO START CHANGES

Are you sitting on an idea that you’re confident would change your workplace, your business or your community?

Moms on a mission to attract attention for a cause you care about

Business owners determined to get your target market to embrace a new concept

Employees with a brilliant idea that everyone from the boss to peers should know about

pattijohnsonmakewavesAfter researching how people start changes at work, in their community or marketplace, Patti Johnson, author of Make Waves, will reveal the 5 specific steps for getting others interested in your ideas.

In just 20 minutes, you’ll have tactics and direction to start taking action on your ideas.

Join Tory and Patti for this worthwhile teleclass. It’s FREE!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

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Giving Back and Getting Back

How Volunteering at Work Can Enhance Your Career

By Dr. David A. Jones

Workplace volunteering has numerous benefits to consider as you think about your own professional development. In fact, research shows that employees who volunteer learn valuable workplace skills while giving back to others.

Recently, I led a study out of the University of Vermont with national education non-profit Citizen Schools and their corporate partners, Google, Cisco, Cognizant, and Fidelity. I analyzed attitudes and behaviors of employee volunteers who participated in Citizen Schools’ 10-week apprenticeships, mentoring local middle school students and helping them complete a hands-on project that often pertained to the employees’ areas of expertise. I found this experience had a profound effect on the employees’ views about their employer and, for some, their professional skills. Based on these findings, here are the top four reasons why volunteering can make both you and your company more successful.
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Seven Tips For Negotiating Your Salary

By Jean Baur

As a career coach who has guided thousands of job seekers — many of them women — through the ups and downs of the interview and negotiating process, I’m sad to say that many aren’t very good at asking for what they want. And I include myself in that group. So what can we do to get better at this?

Put these seven tips into practice to negotiate effectively: Read More

The Hidden Job Market Exposed

By Leeza Byers

I’ve had many job seekers ask me, “How do I get hired in such a highly competitive job market?” or “I’m not getting interviews, what do I need to do to secure interviews in this job market?”

Well, let me tell you a little secret that you may or may not have already heard about. It’s called the hidden job market and I’m going to show you how to use it to get hired quickly. What I’m about to share is actually some of the same advice I utilize during my one-on-one coaching sessions with my Courageous Job Seeker clients.

First, let’s dispense with a common misconception —- the hidden job market isn’t really hidden at all. It’s just not in plain sight. It’s referred to as the hidden job market because of how positions are created and filled. Read More

Have You Lost Your Edge? Three Ways to be Sharper on the Job

By Vicky Oliver

Have you lost your edge? When you can’t get organized, higher-ups seem to look past you, and you seem to be falling behind the pack, it’s time to wake up and take action.

Here are three ways to sharpen your workplace performance —- before someone decides to ship you out.

Problem #1: Deadlines pass you up.
In team meetings, you hear dates and deadlines, but they go in one ear and out the other. Later, when your team leader asks how the project is coming along, you get flustered and give the impression of someone who’s supremely clueless and disorganized.
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