The Four “What Not To Do’s” When Seeking a Job on LinkedIn

by Joe Mullings via LinkedIn

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There are lots of great “What To Do” pieces that are written about securing your next job. However, a “What Not To Do” is clearly needed in the world of job searching.

High School Seniors and Juniors: Jumpstart your career path to law enforcement with The Blue Path!

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The Memphis Police Department is looking for high school juniors and seniors with an interest in police work to join the Blue Path program! This program gives high school students the opportunity to earn an Associate's Degree from college and become a police officer for the Memphis Police Department.

How to sound like a confident professional

by Kyra Kudick via Memphis Business Journal

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Image Courtesy of GETTY IMAGES (PEOPLEIMAGES)

You might look the part, and your message might be exactly on point, but if you don’t sound like a confident professional, your message will be misunderstood or ignored.

Already Exceeding Expectations: Explore Bike Share on a Roll

by Toni Lepeska via Memphis Daily News

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Image Courtesy of Memphis News/Houston Cofield

Explore Bike Share, a nonprofit organization, recently released its first month of statistics since rolling out the 60-station, 600-bicycle transportation system. Nearly 3,000 residents and visitors had taken 6,423 rides. The estimated carbon offset, or reduction in carbon dioxide or greenhouse gas emissions, totaled 26,078 pounds.Officials said the system exceeded expectations the first month. They hope Memphis is on a pathway to improve health and community connectivity through affordable transportation.

'Turn the interview process on its head': A Facebook director shares 3 questions to ask in every job interview

by Abby Jackson and Arielle Berger via Business Insider 

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Image courtesy of Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design/flickr

Job interviews can often feel like interrogations, with hiring managers drilling applicants on their work experience and best professional qualities. But successful candidates typically know that the best interviews are conversations rather than a one-sided questioning. Jeff Reynar, director of engineering and New York site lead at Facebook, visited Business Insider and provided some advice on how to take the reins from the interviewer. 

What holds you back most is...you

by Clifford Jones via Memphis Business Journal

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Image courtesy of GETTY IMAGES (JOHNNY VALLEY)

What’s the solution to getting out of your own way? First, you have to accept the fact you don’t know what you don’t know. Then, you have to decide if you’re willing to get out of your own way and get help; the right help, someone who has been more than once where you want to go. 

Promote respect, reduce risk through workplace civility training

by Ed Zalewski via The Business Journals

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Image courtesy of Getty Images (CHAGIN)

Workplace civility training is not new. In recent years, employers have implemented such training in response to concerns about bullying and other conflict in the workplace. Even the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recommended that employers provide general civility training to help prevent harassment.

MSP Loves Chick Fil A Midsouth

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Our partners at Chick-fil-A Midsouth are a huge part of Memphis Suit Project's Suiting Events! At the end of each cycle with our reciepient organization, friends, family, mentors and coaches all gather to see our students show off their new professional attire. After the "fashion show" and charge to the students, everyone gets to eat the #1 voted best fast food chain, Chick-fil-A! We appreciate our local partners and love to keep up with their local events via social media.

Forget Schmoozing, Here’s How To Get Influential People’s Attention

by Selana Soo via Fast Company

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Image Courtesy of Rawpixel

You probably know that powerful people receive dozens, if not hundreds, of unsolicited requests every day. And at networking events or speaking engagements, the most influential folks in the room usually have to fight back a scrum of people hoping to get a word in or hand off a business card. To get on their radar, you have to do more than cold email and hope for the best, or push your way to the front of the line at industry mixers. If you want to meet them–and break through and build a lasting connection–the best strategy is to make them come to you.

Kingsbury High grows health and entrepreneurship with city’s first student-led farmers market

by Cole Bradley via High Ground News

It’s 8 a.m. on a balmy Monday in July, but the team arriving at Kingsbury High School doesn’t need coffee to help waking up. They’ve got plenty of youth and passion to fuel them. These students are budding gardeners and entrepreneurs who are working this summer to launch Shelby County Schools' first farmers market organized and run by the students themselves. The coalition of organizers and educators advising the students hopes they learn what it takes to run a business and how they can begin addressing some of the greatest challenges in the Graham Heights community. 

17 Simple Things These Successful Executives Do Every Day No Matter What

by Christina DesMarais via Inc.

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Whether they're for your physical condition, emotional outlook, or level of productivity, the things you repeatedly do every day define your quality of life. Here are the daily habits several executives credit for the success they have achieved.

Attention All MSP Recipients: Opportunity Memphis Career Fair this weekend!

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2018 Opportunity Memphis Career Fair is coming up this Saturday! Mayor Jim Strickland and the City of Memphis are holding a FREE career fair to connect job seekers with companies hiring locally. Go get 'em! 

 

5 critical elements of any resume

by Daniel Bortz via Monster

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Resumes will certainly vary depending on whether you’re a recent graduate, changing careers, or looking to move up in leadership. But no matter what your level of experience is—or what industry you’re in—experts say every resume should have these core elements:

How’s your penmanship? Tips on hand written notes

by Jon W. Sparks via Inside Memphis Business

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The sentiment that everything old is new again might apply when it comes to simple communication. Remember handwritten notes? If your penmanship hasn’t deteriorated from disuse, you might be able to impress colleagues, bosses, and potential employers with a few strokes of the pen.

How to ​command attention, no matter your position or experience

by Shawn Rhodes via Memphis Business Journal

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image courtesy of ISTOCK (ENOT-POLOSKUN)

If you have information that could mean the success or failure of your team it’s your responsibility to speak up. How do you command attention, no matter your position or experience? It’s simpler than you think. 

Richard Branson: What 7 highly successful people can teach you about having fun while chasing your goals

by Ruth Umoh via CNBC

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Image courtesy of Getty Images

Self-made billionaire Richard Branson works hard but he plays even harder. "Fun is one of the most important — and underrated — ingredients in any successful venture," the Virgin Group founder writes in "The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership."

Interested in a career in healthcare? UTHSC to ensure more nurses have opportunity for success

by Elle Perry via Memphis Business Journal

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a shortage of more than 1 million registered nurses by 2022. To help address that shortage, University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC)'s College of Nursing is partnering with Memphis-area colleges. The UTHSC College of Nursing Partnership Enrollment Programs (PEPs) will allow eligible students enrolled at LeMoyne-Owen and Rhodes colleges to receive guaranteed full admission into UTHSC's accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Students who meet additional requirements will also be able to participate in a bridge Doctor of Nursing (DNP) or Ph.D. program. 

How Eye Contact Brings You Together (or Pulls You Apart)

by Robert A. Lavine Ph.D. via Psychology Today

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Mutual glances signal everything from interest to confrontation. In a social situation, eye contact with another person can show that you are paying attention in a friendly way. But it can also be antagonistic, such as when a political candidate turns toward their competitor during a debate and makes eye contact that signals hostility. 

7 personality traits of successful executives

by Greg Moran via Memphis Business Journal

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Image courtesy of GETTY IMAGES (JOHNNYGREIG)

Strong senior executives don’t make it to the top by chance. As they work their way up the corporate ladder, they acquire the right mix of skills and experience to succeed in higher leadership positions. But why do some leaders plateau while others go on to become successful senior executives? It all comes down to core competencies, or the innate personality traits that drive a leader’s behaviors and motivations.

17 Ways to Calm Your Nerves Before a Job Interview

by JAYNINE HOWARD via Recruiter Today

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Everyone gets nervous before and during job interviews — whether they admit it or not. (Those who say they do not get nervous are the same people who come off as arrogant and overconfident during interviews. Watch out for them!) Interviewers know that you will be nervous. They expect it. Still, being too nervous is not good. If you are stammering, shaking, and sweating during an interview, the interviewers will likely conclude you do not work well under pressure and are not a fit for the job.