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. 

First Impressions Count: The Business Value Of Dressing For SuccessI

by David K. Williams via Forbes

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Image courtesy of iStock

Think about how you feel when you prepare for work in the morning. Would you mind if your partner or boss were to stop over without warning for coffee? Hopefully your answer is yes. This same lesson should also apply to your career. If you assume that showering and putting on last week’s crumpled up oxford is the maximum effort you need to exert, you are wrong.

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.

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. 

Hey, Class of 2018: How’s the job search going?

by Lily Martis via Monster 

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“What are your plans after graduation?” If you’re in the Class of 2018, you’ve surely been asked this question more times than your calculator can count—and you either love or loathe answering it. This year’s cohort of college graduates seem to be split on life after graduation: Some had it all figured out before winter break, while many others still “can’t even.” A new, exclusive Monster survey found that this year’s college graduates could use some help writing resumes, overcoming fears, and most importantly, finding a job. 

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.

How to dress your best in any work environment, from a casual office to the boardroom

by Richard Feloni, Samantha Lee and Áine Cain via Business Insider

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 There was once a time when every professional, no matter his or her industry, put on a suit each morning. But today, there are so many interpretations of formal and business casual that it can be easy to look sloppy or over-dressed if you're not aware of the environment.

Recipients take note: My City Rides delivers first scooters to help Memphians roll to work

by Tom Bailey via Commercial Appeal

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Charles Williams on Thursday took his last bus ride to his job as a mover/driver for Ewing Moving & Storage. And he'll no longer have to pay Uber for a ride home when he works late and misses his bus. Williams finished a job by midafternoon, drove the Ewing truck back to headquarters at 4006 Air Park in Southeast Memphis and found waiting for him in the parking lot a new black motor scooter.

How to enhance your likability level

by Harvey Mackay via Memphis Business Journal

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Image courtesy of HIOB

No matter what business you think you are in, you are in the people business. And the more people like you, the better and easier life becomes. It’s that simple. Likability can get you where you want to go — whether it’s a promotion at work, election to a political office, building a wonderful circle of friends … it applies to nearly every facet of life.

Dressing for Interviews

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Before you say a single word to the interviewer, you have already made an impression based on how you’re dressed. The guidelines given here are commonly accepted as appropriate for interviewing. Every company has a different dress code; how you dress at the job may have very little to do with how you dress for an interview.