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Six Habits Of Ambitious People

Six Habits Of Ambitious People

Known for its highly stylized format and ability to target upper income professionals, “Fast Company” also has some sound advice.

Ambition isn’t a dirty word. Channeled correctly, it’s the motivator to a satisfying life.

Source: Six Habits Of Ambitious People | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

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28 Things You Should Not Say at Work

28 Things You Should Not Use At Work

28 Things You Should Not Say at Work

“Business has certainly become more casual, but that doesn’t mean people don’t judge you by what you say. Here are some phrases you need to stop saying.”

Source: 28 Common Phrases You Shouldn’t Use At Work | Inc.com

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27 High-paying Jobs That Do Not Require a Degree

Jobs that don't require a degree

27 High-paying Jobs That Do Not Require a Degree

You don’t need a four-year degree to get a high-paying job. Business Insider has a list of 27 jobs that have a median salary of $60,000 or higher and none of these jobs require a degree.

Source: High-paying jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree – Business Insider

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Houston Area Employment Beats National Average

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Houston Area Employment Beats National Average

Houston area employment (Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land Metropolitan Statistical Area) stood at 2,971,200 in March 2015. Employment rose by 82,500 from March 2014 to March 2015.

“Regional Commissioner Stanley W. Suchman noted that the Houston metropolitan area has had over-the-year employment increases in each month since July 2010. (See chart 1 above and table 1 below; the Technical Note at the end of this release contains metropolitan area definitions. All data in this release are not seasonally adjusted; accordingly, over-the-year analysis is used throughout.)

Table 1. Employees on nonfarm payrolls by industry supersector, U.S. and Houston metropolitan area, not seasonally adjusted (numbers in thousands) Area and Industry Mar.

2014 Jan.

2015 Feb.

2015 Mar.

2015(p) Change from Mar.

2014 to Mar. 2015 Number Percent

Total nonfarm

137,214 138,671 139,503 140,326 3,112 2.3

Mining and logging

868 893 878 870 2 0.2

Construction

5,746 5,920 5,929 6,025 279 4.9

Manufacturing

12,061 12,212 12,228 12,256 195 1.6

Trade, transportation, and utilities

25,852 26,546 26,349 26,451 599 2.3

Information

2,719 2,739 2,770 2,777 58 2.1

Financial activities

7,889 8,016 8,024 8,040 151 1.9

Professional and business services

18,685 19,124 19,230 19,344

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Jobless Claims Fall to the Lowest Level Since 1973

Employment Rate July 19

Jobless Claims Fall to the Lowest Level Since 1973

“In the week ending July 18, the advance figure for seasonally adjusted initial claims was 255,000, a decrease of 26,000 from the previous week’s unrevised level of 281,000. This is the lowest level for initial claims since November 24, 1973 when it was 233,000. The 4-week moving average was 278,500, a decrease of 4,000 from the previous week’s unrevised average of 282,500.

There were no special factors impacting this week’s initial claims.

The advance seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate was 1.6 percent for the week ending July 11, unchanged from the previous week’s unrevised rate. The advance number for seasonally adjusted insured unemployment during the week ending July 11 was 2,207,000, a decrease of 9,000 from the previous week’s revised level. The previous week’s level was revised up 1,000 from 2,215,000 to 2,216,000. The 4-week moving average was 2,253,750, a decrease of 10,500 from the previous week’s revised average. The previous week’s average was revised up by 250 from 2,264,000 to 2,264,250. Department of Labor

9 Great Ways to Find a Job Without Networking

Finding Great Jobs

9 Great Ways to Find a Job Without Networking

I read a great deal about getting a job through direct referrals. The NY Times has an article on companies using direct referrals for finding new employees. Forbes also had an article on the same subject. Networking for job seekers is important. I have written several articles that discuss the topic of networking directly into a company.

Some career coaches recommend that you limit yourself to a dozen companies where you really want to work and use a direct referral to get into those companies.

Companies do use direct referrals. As a contract recruiter, I have recruited for companies that also paid a referral fee to their employees for direct referrals. Direct referrals come into the company with a solid reference from a person the company knows. A company can evaluate the value of the referral based on the company’s knowledge of the person making the referral.

There are many opportunities that you will never find through your network alone.

Companies still use multiple resources for finding job applicants.

Recruiters Job boards Company websites Newspapers Trade journals Internet want ads including newspapers and Craigslist Social Media News Feeds Press releases Internet search Engines

Stay Focused

Using multiple resources to find a job can lead to a scattered search. Stay focused on jobs that are best for you. Pick companies that really interest you.

Unless you have unlimited time,

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