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3 ways to know when it is time for a job search

You know those memos that come out from management announcing the next, coolest thing in organizational wonder?  Or how somebody is leaving to "pursue other business interests" (fired) or "provided wonderful accomplishments" (left on their own)? You either read those emails and thought nothing of it or read those emails and had your anxiety levels go up. […] The post 3 ways to know when it is time for a job search appeared first on Cube Rules. Related posts: 4 ways to help your job refere...
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What is an Application Tracking System – and why is it important?

If you've done any research into writing a resume, you'll soon come across the dreaded ATS -- Application Tracking System. It's that dastardly beast that will grab your resume and throw it into the digital trash bin if you don't feed it right and correctly. It is the black box of resumes reviews -- machine driven […] The post What is an Application Tracking System – and why is it important? appeared first on Cube Rules.
Tags: Job Search, Application Tracking System, ATS, Resume


Persist Until You Succeed

Today I would like to share with you one of my favorite quotes. This quote is something that can change your life forever if you adopt the incredible power of it in your life: I will persist until I succeed. In the Orient young bulls are tested for the fight arena in a certain manner. Each is brought to the ring and allowed to attack a picador who pricks them with a lance. The bravery of each bull is then rated with care according to the number of times he demonstrates his willingness to charge ...
Tags: Featured, Goal Setting, Attorney Search, Career Advice, Change Your Life, Incredible Power, Job Search, Job Search Guru, Job Search Industry, Legal Career, Legal Jobs, Legal Profession, New Job, Persist, Persist Succeed, Persist Until You Succeed


You Don't Need All the Qualifications Listed in a Job Posting

If you’re job hunting and you find a potential job where you only meet some of the requirements, go ahead and apply. Worst-case scenario, you don’t get the job. Best-scenario, you get hired—and find yourself in a position where you can grow.Read more...
Tags: Resume, Careers, Job Hunting, Job Search, Lifehacks, Cover Letter


Push Yourself Outside Your Comfort Zone

--> About ten years ago, an attorney who had been practicing about seven or eight years longer than me purchased his first house.  I remember congratulating him on the purchase, and his response shocked me at the time: “I am very happy with the house.  I plan on living here the rest of my life.” I just looked him up and he is still living there. At the time, I purchased a house of equivalent value in the exact same neighborhood he did.  I sold my house within two years. Then I bought another hou...
Tags: Featured, Careers, Goal Setting, Job Search, Career Advice, Bangkok, Legal Profession, Legal Jobs, Bangkok Thailand, Apply For A Job, Job Search Guru, Get Jobs, Job Search Industry, Business-related Book, Landscape Architect, Henry John Heinz Heinz Ketchup Mark Twain


Create a Sense of Urgency

When I first started selling asphalt repair services door-to-door, I heard one response an awful lot: “Let me think about it!” In fact, I heard this so often it became tiresome after a while. I could speak with 100 people in an evening and 99 of them would say, “Let me think about it!” The people were pleasant enough and understood the advantages of what I was selling, but they all wanted time to think about it before committing to the purchase. That is how most of us react when we are confronte...
Tags: New York, Featured, Ebay, Virginia, Careers, Los Angeles, Turkey, United States, Job Search, Michigan, Career Advice, Detroit, Istanbul, Legal Profession, American Airlines, Law Jobs


What to Do When You Hate Your New Job

If you hate your new job, should you quit right away—or should you stick it out?Read more...
Tags: Career, Jobs, Careers, Job Hunting, Job Search, Quitting, Lifehacks, Career Change, Quitting Jobs


Relationships, Inefficiency, and Your Career

--> One of the greatest obstacles for efficient businesses is the influence of relationships. In fact, relationships are sometimes so strong that they can ultimately end up crippling a business. Conversely, some of the greatest powers you personally have in your own career and in business are relationships. Relationships are a powerful force that you can use to your advantage in your career. Inefficient and top-heavy organizations are everywhere, and they become this way mostly due to the p...
Tags: Featured, Careers, United States, Job Search, Pasadena, Career Advice, Legal Profession, Legal Jobs, Apply For A Job, Legal Career, New Jobs, Attorney Search, Job Blog, Advancement, Attorney Jobs, Advantage Of Career


Always Interview on Fridays

--> When I was in college I remember going for an interview with the investment bank JP Morgan. I had no idea how I had gotten the interview but it was for something dealing with finance and statistical studies of Asian securities markets. I had gone to high school for awhile in Bangkok and thought it would be fun to have some sort of job involving Asia. I did an ”on campus interview” and a few weeks after submitting my resume they called and invited me to come speak with them for half a day in ...
Tags: Asia, Featured, Careers, Chicago, Harvard University, Jp Morgan, Job Search, Job Interviews, Career Advice, Bangkok, University Of Michigan, Jesus Christ, Ling, Interview Tips, Career Blog, Legal Recruiter


Learn Something from the Upper and Lower Class: Do Not Be Paralyzed by Others’ Opinions

--> A great deal of talent is lost in the world for want of a little courage. Every day sends to their graves obscure men whom timidity prevented from making a first effort; who, if they could have been induced to begin, would in all probability have gone to great lengths in the career of fame. The fact is that to do anything in the world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and thinking of cold and danger, but jump in and scramble through the best we can. It will not do to be perpetual...
Tags: Featured, Careers, America, United States, Paris, Paris Hilton, Job Search, Career Blog, Finding a Job, The Role of Jobs in Today’s World, Add Post Footer Plugin, Sydney Smith, The Middle Class, Class Structure, Focus On Self, Job Search Advices


Do What You Want to Do, Not What You Think You Should Do

I know two men who worked in New York City, each of whom made millions of dollars and immediately quit their jobs, taking up completely different careers as gas station owners in New Jersey. I learned about one of these men when I was in college, and I heard about the other man several years later, when I was a recruiter. For the past several years, I have puzzled over the stories of these two men because the similarities between them just seemed so unbelievable. One man had originally been a f...
Tags: Asia, Featured, New York City, Careers, United States, New Jersey, Job Search, Career Advice, Legal Profession, Legal Jobs, Apply For A Job, Job Search Guru, Job Search Industry, Add Post Footer Plugin, Advancement, Marsha Sinetar


Bad Manners, Rumors, and Your Career

-->One of the risks you face as you progress in your career is rumors. People may make up various falsehoods and share incorrect (usually negative) information about you. These falsehoods can spread like wild fire and can literally destroy your career overnight. It is even more dangerous when there is an element of truth to these rumors and you do not speak out against them. Rumors can be created by your competitors, by someone who does not like you, or simply by a colleague for seemingly no rea...
Tags: Featured, US Government, Careers, Thailand, Middle East, Job Search, Career Advice, Bangkok, Legal Profession, Legal Jobs, Bangkok Thailand, Green Beret, Laos Cambodia, Apply For A Job, Harvard College, International Schools


Production Assistants-and Assessing Your Employer’s Needs

Ninety percent of the people I have ever interviewed as a prospective employer never tried to determine the wants, requirements, and needs of our company. How can someone possibly obtain or do well in a job if he or she does not take the time to understand what the employer is looking for? It’s hard to believe, but few interviewees ever take the extra step. Instead, most people come into interviews concerned only about what they need. People are concerned about the hours they are going to be wo...
Tags: Hollywood, Featured, Careers, Job Search, Las Vegas, Career Advice, Steven Spielberg, Legal Profession, Legal Jobs, Kathleen Kennedy, Production Assistants, Malibu California, Apply For A Job, Job Search Guru, Finding a Job, Job Search Industry


3 key steps to start your job search

When you decide it is time to look for a new job — even if the new job is inside your current company, deciding what to do first can initially seem daunting. There is a lot to do, typically, because you haven’t looked for a job recently. Your job skills have changed, your accomplishments have […] The post 3 key steps to start your job search appeared first on Cube Rules.
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The Danger of Driving Sharp Bargains

--> Every time I have ever seen someone drive a sharp bargain, it has ended up coming back at the person in some negative way. People who get paid more than they are worth, or who receive more benefit than they provide, always run into problems and have difficulty achieving success. The most successful people in the world are, for the most part, the ones who give more value than they receive. They contribute so much value that people want to do business with them, to buy their products and servi...
Tags: Featured, Careers, Alaska, Life Lessons, Job Search, Career Advice, Detroit, Legal Profession, Malibu, Legal Jobs, Job Seekers, Toledo Ohio, Apply For A Job, Level of Service, Job Search Guru, Practicing Law


Eliot Spitzer, Your Dark Side and Being Calm

I had a very disturbing experience several months ago and I am almost reluctant to talk about it because it was so disturbing. I am hesitant because I recognize that your natural response might be to assume I am a little aberrated for being in the situation in the first place; however, I am human and must admit that at times I do find myself in situations that are a bit odd. This was one of the stranger situations I have encountered, and it really threw me into a tailspin. For several years a fr...
Tags: New York, Featured, Careers, United States, Washington Dc, New York Times, Job Search, God, New York Stock Exchange, Career Advice, Legal Profession, New Job, Legal Jobs, Eliot Spitzer, Spitzer, Getting Ahead


How You Handle Chaos Will Determine Your Success or Failure

--> Yesterday, I received a telephone call at 9:00 am from an employee who had been working for a recruiting company of ours for less than 72 hours and was giving notice before boarding an airplane. We had brought this particular employee out to work for us from another city and were training her in Pasadena before she fled home to the city she is from. During this employee’s 72 hours with the company, she witnessed numerous changes we were forcing ourselves to go through. One of our largest bus...
Tags: Google, Featured, Microsoft, Careers, General Motors, United States, Life Lessons, Job Search, Human Resources, Pasadena, Detroit, Malibu, Law Firm, Student Loan Company, Peter Drucker, Job Search Guru


Do Not Stop Seeing Opportunity: Step Outside Your Mind’s Comfort Zone and Begin to Dream

Several years ago, I was sitting with someone in Carl’s Steakhouse in Detroit coaching him about his job search. The person was telling me about how he wanted to get a job and start a new career. He was in his early 50s and hadn’t had a real job for over two years. During that time, he’d been doing landscaping work around Detroit and not making very much money. The job was way beneath his skill level. He had a master’s degree from a top college and a variety of semi-important jobs before getting...
Tags: Featured, Careers, America, United States, Life Lessons, Job Search, Career Advice, Detroit, Comfort Zone, Carl, Getting Ahead, Job Search Blog, Add Post Footer Plugin, Employmentcrossing, Hound, Look For A Job


Gravitate Towards People and Organizations That Appear to Have Good Luck

The Rothchilds have another maxim: “Never do anything with an unlucky man or place.” That is to say, never have anything to do with a man or place which never succeeds, because, although a man may appear honest and intelligent, yet if he tries this or that thing and always fails, it is on account of some fault or infirmity that you may not be able to discover but nevertheless which must exist. –P.T. Barnum I have spent a large portion of my life finding jobs for people. In this career, I have gr...
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If You Want to Earn More, You Need to Be Worth More

Your financial requirements and what you would like to earn have nothing to do with what you are worth in the market. In running my various organizations, I have hired superstars from the very best universities with the very best work histories who ended up contributing next to nothing to the organization. I have also hired people who started out making close to minimum wage, and whose contributions were so great their salaries doubled, and in some cases even quadrupled. Several years ago, the c...
Tags: Featured, Advertising, Careers, United States, Organizations, Beverly Hills, Job Search, Mortgage, Manufacturing, Automobile industry, Honda, Career Advice, Detroit, Teenager, Law Schools, Law Firms


The Importance of Environment

I have decided that I do not like exercising in the gym in our building in Las Vegas anymore. The facility itself is very nice and new, and it has excellent equipment. It is also very clean and well maintained; in fact, it is one of the nicest gyms I have ever seen. The window views of the stratosphere outside are also pretty cool. However, it is what is going on inside the gym that bothers me. Almost every time I have been to the gym I have seen men running with their shirts off on the treadmil...
Tags: Featured, France, New York City, Careers, Los Angeles, Ses, Harvard, Life Lessons, Job Search, Ivy League, Las Vegas, Career Advice, Low, Legal Profession, Legal Jobs, Devlin


The Madman

The Lebanese American artist, poet, and writer Kahlil Gibran, in his book The Madman, presents a thought-provoking collection of short parables and poems ranging in length from a single paragraph to a few pages. With a touch of class that is unique to Gibran and that is visible in all his works, an ironic light is cast on the beliefs, aspirations, and vanities of humankind. The unrivaled scriptures in the emotions that Gibran’s writings invoke are truly amazing and I am sure you will thoroughly ...
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You Need to Stop Competing and Seeing Differences Between You and Others

--> If you are looking for a job, trying to improve in your current job, or simply wish to experience a better life, there’s one thing you need to do: You need to be friends with everyone you meet in business, and stop competing and seeing differences. This is a statement that falls on deaf ears for most people. In fact, this is the exact opposite of the way most of us think. Instead, we view others as competitors and the slices of pie as limited. We view opportunities as few and limited, and fe...
Tags: New York, Featured, Colorado, Careers, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Communication, United States, Washington Dc, New York Times, Job Search, Michigan, National Enquirer, Wall Street Journal, Law School, Baker


Don’t Be Dead Weight-Contribute More Than You Take

--> One of the most important things you can do for any employer is produce value far in excess of what you receive as compensation. When you look at a highly compensated salesperson, for example, the chances are very good that he or she is producing a lot more value than he or she is paid for. A salesperson who makes $100,000 a year is probably producing at least $500,000 in revenue for the company he or she works for. It is like this with every profession. Lawyers who bill clients $700,000 a y...
Tags: Featured, Careers, Job Search, Michigan, Career Advice, Detroit, Legal Profession, Legal Jobs, Apply For A Job, Legal Career, New Jobs, Add Post Footer Plugin, Attorney Search, Job Blog, Advancement, Cost Basis


He Who Sees True Opportunities Shall Always Prosper

--> People lose their jobs. Often people are released, even from the best jobs they might have ever had. People may find themselves in a position where they cannot find a job that is as good as the one they lost. What is important, however, is what people do when they are in this position. I cannot tell you the number of people I have seen completely blow it when it came to reestablishing their careers, after losing their prior jobs. I do not want you to be one of these people. I grew up in a ci...
Tags: Europe, Featured, California, Careers, Los Angeles, Spain, Barcelona, Chicago, Palestine, Life Lessons, Ibm, Job Search, Hercules, Career Advice, Donald Trump, Detroit


It Works

How do you obtain that which you desire? Is there a logical answer to this question or are some people simply born lucky? R.H. Jarrett’s book ‘It Works’ walks the reader through a plan of operation that can help you harness the power within. An inspiring read, the book can help you accomplish what you want. –Harrison It Works By R.H. Jarrett The Plan A concise, definite, resultful plan with rules,explanations and suggestions for bettering your condition in life If you KNOW what you WANT yo...
Tags: Featured, Careers, Power, Job Search, Career Advice, Florence, Legal Profession, Jones, Robert, Legal Jobs, Harrison, Jimmy, Mabel, Apply For A Job, Jarrett, Job Search Guru


You Are Just Fine the Way You Are

--> I was sitting in a sales seminar several months ago and a well known sales trainer got up and started speaking to the audience. He is considered by many to be one of the best salespeople in America, and I was hanging on his every word. The man was describing how he went into meetings in corporations to sell things, and how he always was able to close. His entire strategy was based on what he called “finding the pain.” “You need to find the pain! You need to find the pain!” he kept shouting a...
Tags: Google, Featured, Careers, America, Life Lessons, Job Search, Career Advice, Legal Profession, New Job, Legal Jobs, Don, BCG, QuickBooks, Career Blog, Legal Career, Job Search Industry


You Always Need a Backup Plan

--> Being in the asphalt business in Detroit taught me very early on that things frequently go wrong. In fact, things go wrong so frequently, it is difficult to believe: Pumps break. Tanks break. Trucks break. People get injured. Employees do not show up to work. It rains. The police give you a hard time for the condition of your equipment. People do not pay you for the work you have done for them. Suppliers go out of business. Customers get incredibly angry with you. Accidents occur, and mater...
Tags: Featured, France, Russia, Careers, Los Angeles, Job Market, Chicago, United States, Paris, Stanley Kubrick, Rio De Janeiro, Job Search, Career Advice, Detroit, Boeing, Legal Profession


Concentrate on the Positive, Not the Negative

--> The most successful people concentrate almost exclusively on the positive and not the negative. In fact, the negative hardly influences them at all. You need to see the world and the people in it as happy, prosperous, and good. Like attracts like. If you look for the negative, then negativity is what you will see. If you look for the positive, then positivity is what you will see. I had an interesting discussion recently with Dr. Surendra Pokharna, an Indian physicist, as we toured some Jain...
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Choose Work That Fits Your Nature

--> For as long as I can remember, I have always sat in an office with someone else. For me, this is a useful way to work because various things come up throughout the day and as these issues come up, I want to ensure that I have someone to bounce ideas off of. I have shared offices with all sorts of people throughout the years. I once shared an office with a guy who was an extremely loud typist. He would bang on the keyboard all day long. He was also very loud when he spoke on the phone, an...
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