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No More Networking Excuses

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Networking is a critical part of your job search. Often, job seekers will admit that networking is their least favorite part of looking for new opportunities. Networking, like all other uncomfortable tasks in life, can be avoided with a variety of excuses. These excuses need to be addresses, evaluated and then overcome. Networking is absolutely necessary if you want to secure employment within a reasonable amount of time. The following are a few of the most common excuses given when a job seeker doesn’t want to network:

  • I’m too busy – first define what “busy” means. We can all be too busy to avoid doing things that we don’t want to do. You need to prioritize your day and see where your job search falls in order of importance. If you are seeking employment and need a new opportunity now, then you need to be “busy” working on your job search! If you are unemployed, you should make searching for a new opportunity your full time job. If you are currently networking, one way to drastically increase your job leads is to make increases in your number of contacts. Even small increases can have very positive impact on your search. If you make only one new contact every day, that is 30 new active job leads every day! You are not too busy to meet one new person!
 
  • I’m too shy – this is a very common statement. The truth is that most people feel that they are not outgoing enough to network. If you attend an event focused on networking, you need to remind yourself that most of the professionals there are also uncomfortable. You need to stay focused on the reason why you are at the event. It is not necessary for you to make friends or to talk with numerous people. It is more effective to watch, listen and then make your move. Attempt to target those professionals who can advance your search! One additional approach is to talk with others with the idea that you might be able to assist them. Keep in mind that quality contacts are better than a quantity of contacts.
 
  • I really don’t need help from others – this excuse doesn’t really count as an excuse! If you are in a job search, you need help from anyone who will help! It is your responsibility to tell everyone you know that you are looking for a new opportunity. Go a step further and ask them to ask others if they know of any job leads. This is networking, it is as simple as asking others to keep their eyes open for you. Many times resumes are passed on, interviews are scheduled and jobs are offered because a name was mentioned by the “right person.”
While the word “Networking” may initially seem like a lot of work. It may also seem intimidating. The truth is; it necessary and it is extremely effective in your job search. Once you practice the skill of networking, your confidence will build and your results will positively impact your overall search!  

The new job search strategies you need

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15.09.14

CEO Richard Yadon Interviewed on Reinventure Me Podcast

In our latest episode of the Reinventure Me podcast, Hosts Leary  Gates and Armin Assadi talked with MMS Group CEO and  recruiting expert Richard Yadon about the way the job market has changed in the last five years and how job seekers can improve their success in landing the right job for them. A lot has changed in the way corporations are finding candidates today. In just the past five years significant tools to find jobs and to screen candidates have emerged. Today’s applicants need to be smarter than ever to develop a strategy to land the right opportunity. Listen to a brief segment from the show...  

You can hear the entire podcast, more job search information, and get the show notes HERE

Are you ‘Attractive’ to Employers?

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Employers want problem solvers, not workers

shutterstock_90694780Today’s hiring authorities want to attract and hire individuals who will provide them with the greatest return on their investment. In addition, they want someone who can help them solve challenges, issues or problem areas. Most industries or professions have universal problems that they face. Take time today to think about the problems you have solved for past employers. Review what actions you took and the results that were achieved. Now make a list of potential employers you feel would be facing the same kind of problem and directly market yourself to the person who would be your bosses’ boss. Stress the problems you faced, solutions you implemented and results that were enjoyed by past employers. This will encourage the hiring authority to envision you as a problem solver who would be at asset to their current team. Most employers would like to upgrade their team and solve current issues or problems. Position yourself as that person, and you will greatly increase your chances of scheduling an interview. MUST READ If you need a coach or mentor, especially on your way to a job interview, visit My Job Interview Coach and view the short videos. These videos provide you with great information that you can use before, during and after the interview process.

JOB SEEKER TRAINING WEBINARS

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16.07.14

 

Finding Your Passion, Purpose, and Power July 16th @ 12:00 pm EST (9:00 am PST, 10:00 am MST, 11:00 am CST) One of the great discoveries you make in life is the answer to the question, “Who am I?” One of the deepest needs of human existence is to know that our lives count for something; that our gifts and talents are being used to make a difference. Since work is so much a part of our lives, we want it to be meaningful. Are you eager to live the life you deserve yet just don't know where to start? Do you want to feel passion for life and use it towards your life purpose? It's time to stop yearning for an extraordinary life, and start living your passion, purpose and power. Stop trying to survive your day to day life and learn to direct your steps with new energy and optimism as you head into the future “you” get to choose. Being in a career transition is a perfect time to explore what’s possible for you. Come learn how I found my purpose and how you can find yours. You will get inspired to powerfully move forward.
  • Learn how to be captain of your own ship
  • Learn how to instantly build your self-confidence
  • Learn the essentials needed shift your emotions empowering you toward your future
  • Learn how to accelerate your success and how to stay on your path
  • Learn how to eliminate unwanted habits and behaviors that are holding you back
  • Learn what relationships are necessary to drive you forward
When people establish a connection between what they do and a larger effort to change the world for the better, their work becomes an act of passion. The ultimate value you bring to the world. Join us to discover your unique contribution and gain access to all the resources within you to fulfill your passion, purpose, and power. It will be powerful, energizing, inspiring, and fun! Registration Link: www2.gotomeeting.com/register/377609826   Revive Your Job Search July 24th @ 3:00 pm EST (12:00 pm PST, 1:00 pm MST, 2:00 pm CST) If you have ever felt that your job search has come to a screeching halt, then this Webinar was created for you. During this session we will address the following:
  • How daily standards prevent peaks and valleys
  • Steps to revive a job search that is not providing results
  • Options to consider
Registration Link:  https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/354862210

New Medical Director Jobs

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15.07.14

Job ID Job Title Location Salary
CA-C1-02050341 Medical Director San Diego, CA  $200K+
IA-C1-02050358 Medical Director Des Moines, IA   $200K+
IL-C1-02050348 Medical Director Chicago, IL   $200K+
IL-CT-3073 MEDICAL DIRECTOR Chicago, IL   $200K+
NH-C1-02050359 Medical Director Manchester, NH   $200K+
NJ-C1-02019675 Sr. Medical Director Northern NJ   $200K+
NY-C1-02044335 Medical Director Pearl River, NY   $200K+
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Job ID: CA-C1-02050341 - Medical Director
Primary Skills: HEALTH
Description: GENERAL SUMMARY: To ensure the highest quality of clinical practice, judgment and medical integrity are upheld, implemented and enforced, for all product lines administered by Health Plan. QUALIFICATIONS:Physician licensed by the State of California, with Board certification in primary care or medical subspecialties. Have five (5) years of Medical Director experience in a managed care setting, such as a HMO or IPA/Medical Group. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES TO INCLUDE BUT NOT LIMITED TO: Medical oversight and physician liaison in the areas of: Utilization Review, Credentialing, Quality Improvement, Peer Review, Case Management, and Disease Management. Works under the direction of the CMO to ensure the delivery of high quality and efficient care for all members. Provide Administrative Management of patient care with specific responsibility to provide direction and assistance in achieving optimal medical performance in an efficient manner. To participate and lead in the review of all inpatient admissions. Direct and review all inpatient utilization activity at hospitals by interfacing with the clinicians and UR nurses. Oversee the review process of prior authorization (medical and pharmacy) requests in a timely manner. All denials must be individually reviewed and signed by the Medical Director or physician reviewer. Ensures that all prior authorization decisions are based on sound medical principles, consistent with approved guidelines and compliant with NCQA, LA Care, MRMIB, DHCS and CMS requirements. Serve as a resource to all UM/QI/Pharmacy personnel, and provide direction for them in the performance of their duties as needed. Review credentialing of providers being considered as health plan providers. Participate as needed in the Peer Review process and become a member of the Peer Review Committee. Participate in physician-based task forces, JOCs and committees as appropriate. Manage HMO Utilization. Implement QI/UM protocols in collaboration with the CMO, UM Director and UM staff. Annually review the UM and QI Plan, including assisting in the development of UM and QI policies and procedures and medical criteria to be used in the evaluation of appropriate health care services. Review utilization result and participate in determining corrective actions for any UM deficiencies that have been identified. Participate in the review and resolution of medically related grievances. Assist in preparing the Plan for all State, Federal and LA Care medical audits. Participates in the development of policies and procedures for QI/UM and Pharmacy departments. Provides leadership and assistance to staff in daily operations. Interacts and meets as needed with physicians, IPAs, and ancillary providers in order to ensure the delivery of high quality and efficient care for all members.
Salary: Open,   Location: San Diego
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Job ID: IA-C1-02050358 - Medical Director
Primary Skills: health, HEALTH
Description: Responsibilities Include: This position provides oversight of the utilization management process and assumes responsibilities within the quality improvement program. Essential Functions: ? Provide clinical leadership for the utilization management process, including authorizations, denials and appeals. Offer clinical guidance to the Utilization Management nurses and other staff. ? Respond to provider inquiries regarding utilization management decisions, complaints and appeals. Promote positive provider relationships. ? Offer clinical insight for the development or adoption of utilization management, pharmacy, and quality management programs, as well as medical necessity definition and criteria ? Review post-service appeals and make appropriate determinations regarding the medical necessity and appropriateness of services ? Monitor compliance with physician credentialing and re-credentialing policies and procedures. Review “clean” files and prepare exception report prior to Credentialing Committee meeting. ? May serve as the chairperson for the Credentialing Committee and other QI Committees, as delegated by the President/Chief Operating Officer ? Coordinate with the President/Chief Operating Officer, Corporate, the Pharmacy Director, and the health plan’s Pharmacy Benefit Manager to ensure appropriate administration of the pharmacy benefit ? Oversee staff training and education in matters relating to the delivery of medical care, the assurance of quality, and effective control of utilization ? Work with the President/Chief Operating Officer to assure quality of care in all aspects of medical utilization and to assure that health care utilization is appropriate to meet the needs of the members and falls within the recognized standards of efficiency ? Collaborate with MHP Directors to assure MHP compliance with all regulatory programs including National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), URAC, or general accreditation and State Medicaid guidelines ? Represent the health plan in the medical community, upon request ? Perform other duties as assignedJob Requirements: Current unrestricted license as Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy for the designated State is required. Current board certification in his or her designated specialty is required. 3 to 5 years experience in managed care and medical management of health plans or in medical programs administration is required. 5 years Post Graduate experience in direct patient care. Strong experience in developing and/or implementing practice guidelines is required. Experience in providing care to a Medicaid population is
Salary: Open,   Location: Des Moines
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Job ID: IL-C1-02050348 - Medical Director
Primary Skills: health, HEALTH
Description: Responsibilities Include: This position provides oversight of the utilization management process and assumes responsibilities within the quality improvement program. Essential Functions: Provide clinical leadership for the utilization management process, including authorizations, denials and appeals. Offer clinical guidance to the Utilization Management nurses and other staff. Respond to provider inquiries regarding utilization management decisions, complaints and appeals. Promote positive provider relationships. Offer clinical insight for the development or adoption of utilization management, pharmacy, and quality management programs, as well as medical necessity definition and criteria Review post-service appeals and make appropriate determinations regarding the medical necessity and appropriateness of services Monitor compliance with physician credentialing and re-credentialing policies and procedures. Review “clean” files and prepare exception report prior to Credentialing Committee meeting. May serve as the chairperson for the Credentialing Committee and other QI Committees, as delegated by the President/Chief Operating Officer Coordinate with the President/Chief Operating Officer, Corporate, the Pharmacy Director, and the health plan’s Pharmacy Benefit Manager to ensure appropriate administration of the pharmacy benefit Oversee staff training and education in matters relating to the delivery of medical care, the assurance of quality, and effective control of utilization Work with the President/Chief Operating Officer to assure quality of care in all aspects of medical utilization and to assure that health care utilization is appropriate to meet the needs of the members and falls within the recognized standards of efficiency Collaborate with MHP Directors to assure MHP compliance with all regulatory programs including National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), URAC, or general accreditation and State Medicaid guidelines Represent the health plan in the medical community, upon request Perform other duties as assignedJob Requirements: Current unrestricted license as Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy for the designated State is required. Current board certification in his or her designated specialty is required. 3 to 5 years experience in managed care and medical management of health plans or in medical programs administration is required. 5 years Post Graduate experience in direct patient care. Strong experience in developing and/or implementing practice guidelines is required. Experience in providing care to a Medicaid population is
Salary: Open,   Location: Chicago
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Job ID: IL-CT-3073 - MEDICAL DIRECTOR
Description: Medical Director – CHICAGO !When you join this INCREDIBLE leadership team you will collaborate with the Chief Medical Director to direct and coordinate the medical management, quality improvement and credentialing functions for the business unit. Experienced clinician will provide medical leadership for UM, cost containment, and medical QI activities. Performs medical review activities pertaining to utilization review, quality assurance, and medical review of complex, controversial, or experimental medical services. Support effective implementation of performance improvement initiatives for capitated providers. Make an important contribution in planning and establishing goals and policies to improve quality and cost-effectiveness of care and service for members. Provide medical expertise in the operation of approved quality improvement and utilization management programs in accordance with regulatory, state, corporate, and accreditation requirements. Assist the Chief Medical Director in the functioning of the physician committees including committee structure, processes, and membership. Oversee the activities of physician advisors. Utilize the services of medical and pharmacy consultants for reviewing complex cases and medical necessity appeals. Participate in provider network development and new market expansion as appropriate. Assist in the development and implementation of physician education with respect to clinical issues and policies. Identifies utilization review studies and evaluates adverse trends in utilization of medical services, unusual provider practice patterns, and adequacy of benefit/payment components. Identifies clinical quality improvement studies to assist in reducing unwarranted variation in clinical practice in order to improve the quality and cost of care. Interfaces with physicians and other providers in order to facilitate implementation of recommendations to providers that would improve utilization and health care quality. Reviews claims involving complex, controversial, or unusual or new services in order to determine medical necessity and appropriate payment. Develops alliances with the provider community through the development and implementation of the medical management programs. As needed, may represent the business unit before various publics both locally and nationally on medical philosophy, policies, and related issues. Represents the business unit at appropriate state committees and other ad hoc committees Ideal candidate will be a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathy, board certified preferable in a primary care specialty (Internal Medicine, Family Practice, Pediatrics or Emergency Medicine). Previous experience within a managed care organization preferred. Experience treating or managing care for a culturally diverse population preferred. Board Certification through American Board Medical Specialties required.
Salary: Open,   Location: Chicago
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Job ID: NH-C1-02050359 - Medical Director
Primary Skills: health, HEALTH
Description: Responsibilities Include: This position provides oversight of the utilization management process and assumes responsibilities within the quality improvement program. Essential Functions: ? Provide clinical leadership for the utilization management process, including authorizations, denials and appeals. Offer clinical guidance to the Utilization Management nurses and other staff. ? Respond to provider inquiries regarding utilization management decisions, complaints and appeals. Promote positive provider relationships. ? Offer clinical insight for the development or adoption of utilization management, pharmacy, and quality management programs, as well as medical necessity definition and criteria ? Review post-service appeals and make appropriate determinations regarding the medical necessity and appropriateness of services ? Monitor compliance with physician credentialing and re-credentialing policies and procedures. Review “clean” files and prepare exception report prior to Credentialing Committee meeting. ? May serve as the chairperson for the Credentialing Committee and other QI Committees, as delegated by the President/Chief Operating Officer ? Coordinate with the President/Chief Operating Officer, Corporate, the Pharmacy Director, and the health plan’s Pharmacy Benefit Manager to ensure appropriate administration of the pharmacy benefit ? Oversee staff training and education in matters relating to the delivery of medical care, the assurance of quality, and effective control of utilization ? Work with the President/Chief Operating Officer to assure quality of care in all aspects of medical utilization and to assure that health care utilization is appropriate to meet the needs of the members and falls within the recognized standards of efficiency ? Collaborate with MHP Directors to assure MHP compliance with all regulatory programs including National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), URAC, or general accreditation and State Medicaid guidelines ? Represent the health plan in the medical community, upon request ? Perform other duties as assignedJob Requirements: Current unrestricted license as Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy for the designated State is required. Current board certification in his or her designated specialty is required. 3 to 5 years experience in managed care and medical management of health plans or in medical programs administration is required. 5 years Post Graduate experience in direct patient care. Strong experience in developing and/or implementing practice guidelines is required. Experience in providing care to a Medicaid population is
Salary: Open,   Location: Manchester
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Job ID: NJ-C1-02019675 - Sr. Medical Director
Description: Summary/Scope: The Clinical Research Physician, Hematology/Oncology will be instrumental in supporting the growth of the Solid Tumors organization as it continues to build the value of its current products and develop new products. The incumbent will have hands-on responsibility designing and executing clinical trials, and running programs focused on assigned therapeutic areas. and will exhibit a passion for Phases 1 through 3, including biomarkers, proof-of-concept and full development.Core Responsibilities:• Design and optimize clinical trial design and ensure clinical trials meet ethical and regulatory standards. • Lead the Clinical Protocol Team, including interactions with discovery, safety, marketing, regulatory, research and other functions. • Write protocols that are in-line with the overall indication strategy. • Present at Investigators’ meetings. • Conduct medical review and interpretation of efficacy and safety data from clinical trials. • Have responsibility for the quality, coordination, medical accuracy and timeliness of clinical study reports. • Work with other Therapeutic Area Heads and team members to prepare abstracts, manuscripts and presentations for external meetings as well as author clinical sections of regulatory documents (IB, IND sections). • Assist senior management to oversee quality, coordination and timeliness of clinical sections of INDs, Investigator Brochures, CTAs, ISS’s, ISE’s, and clinical expert reports. • Present and discuss data and findings at relevant team, governance, KOL and regulatory meetings. • Establish and maintain working relationships with Study investigators, key opinion leaders, academicians, and Senior managers and department heads across the corporation • Ensure adherence to GCP/ICH and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) standards. • Maintain clinical and scientific awareness in area of expertise. • Guide and influence the distribution and management of Clinical Research Scientists • Manage life cycle requirements and plans for designated indications. Qualifications Key Requirements/Knowledge: • Minimum M.D degree and substantial medical/clinical training in Oncology • Minimum 5 years of experience designing, leading and managing significant clinical trials in the Therapeutic Area • Direct industry experience is preferred; substantial experience working on industry-sponsored trials will be considered. • Demonstrated understanding of drug development process. • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCP), FDA regulations and guidelines, and applicable international regulatory requirements. • Experience in designing Clinical trial strategies to obtain regulatory approval. • Ability to provide scientific and clinical expertise to a clinical development program and evaluate scientific and clinical strategies for a product. • Ability to develop and evaluate strategies for the clinical development of a designated indication and to critically evaluate outside expert advice. • Experience in Clinical project planning. • Experience working on global and complex Clinical trials. • Experience working effectively in a team/matrix environment.
Salary: Open,   Location: Northern
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Job ID: NY-C1-02044335 - Medical Director
Description: Full-service Medical Education agency that provides promotional medical education programs to the pharmaceutical/biotech industry. Excellent opportunity for an experienced Pharm.D., Ph.D., M.D. to join a growing agency and dynamic team, providing Medical strategy, content, and client interfacing. Specs 5 years experience in Medical Education (promotional) Advanced degree(PhD, PharmD, MD) Areas of interest; Oncology CNS Immunology/Rare dis-ease Respiratory disease( COPD, Asthma) Diabetes Optomology Must have strong communication/writing skills) Client facing experience Must be strategic Strong computer skills Powerpoint excel word endnote outlook
Salary: Open,   Location: Pearl River
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The Myth of Job Security

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In today’s job market, there is really no job security.

The only way you can achieve job security is to keep your knowledge and skills current, to consistently improve your marketability and value. Employers will do their best to attract and retain entrepreneurial overachievers. Commit to a lifetime of learning starting immediately. Executive Search If you want to be successful in your job search, you must articulate your value. You must conduct research beyond the job description and understand the needs, challenges and expectations of your potential employer. It is only then that you can explain your value to an employer. Often reading trade publications or press and media will reveal this information. It is always wise to read what others are saying about your prospective employer. If you are not working, then you may convince yourself that you can’t afford training or education. The Internet offers an abundance of information and there are many courses offered for free. Research which skills and knowledge would enhance your resume and make a commitment to acquire the training you need. Obtaining additional training also helps explain what you are currently doing, if you are not employed. A lifetime of learning will GUARANTEE your job security. MUST READ The ideal situation in any job search is that a potential hiring authority reaches out to you. The only way to make this happen is to be extremely visible and perceived as an expert. There are a few things you can do that don’t cost any money but will provide you with great exposure. These include: submit articles and get them printed in a Trade Publications, start a blog or comment on blogs written by others, tweet important facts or post videos on you tube that display your knowledge.

Cover Letter Tips | Cover Letter is The Icing

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27.03.14

 "The goal of the cover letter is to get your resume read!"

Cover Letter Tips - Cover Letters are the Icingby Richard Yadon These cover letter tips will create more impact and help get your resume read.   In fact cover letter writing is almost as important as resume writing.  The cover letter is the primary support document.  It can create a positive or negative first impression.  Whether you use traditional mail, email, faxing, or another type of electronic submission, this should always be sent with the resume.   Your cover letter and resume come first, followed by follow-up letters, thank-you, reference sheets, salary histories, and job acceptance letters.  If you have good cover letter writing skills, and good resume writing skills, the other written tools should be a snap to compose. The goal of the cover letter is to get the attention of the hiring manager so they will read your resume.  Your resume will cover all, or most of your professional career, and will be from one to two pages.  Your cover letter will be a very brief page serving as an introduction to the resume.  Cover letter writing style must be direct, to the point, and able to grab the attention of the reader quickly, with a goal of making the reader want to read the attached resume. Many people, when engaged in this type of writing, have a tendency to write too much.  Good cover letter writing is short and punchy, and will take two or three key points from the resume and emphasize them.  The old adage “tell them what you are going to tell them, tell them, and then tell them what you told them” holds true in both resume writing and cover letter writing. As an example, let’s assume that you are an EMR Sales Manager, seeking another position.  In your line of work the buzz words are EMR, Meaningful Use, or maybe SAAS.  Your writing efforts should reflect these buzz words to show your value to your current employer and any future employers.  Your resume will go into more detail about how you accomplished your goals.  The cover letter will simply point out to the hiring manager that you accomplished them.    The hiring manager, according to many surveys, devotes only about fifteen seconds to each resume and cover letter he or she reviews.  With that in mind your writing skills need to be top notch.  Your resume writing skills need to be just as good to get the reader to want to grant you an interview.  In turn, your interviewing skills need to be excellent to get the hiring manager to offer you the position.  This long and hopefully positive chain of events begins with good cover letter writing skills and ends with a job offer. Get Richard’s 100 Cover Letter Tips to help you write a powerful, impacting cover letter!  

Wisdom Meets Passion | Quotes

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  Wisdom Meets Passion BookRecently Dan Miller, author of 48 Days To The Work You Love, produced book entitle Wisdom Meets Passion.  It is a fascinating look at work and careers today, delivered from a storytelling format.  Dan, and co-author Jared Angaza look deep into how different generations, Boomers, Millennials, Xers, etc...  approach and think about work and their careers. They conclude "we must foster wisdom, passion and collaboration if we truly want to live an extraordinary life and make a positive impact." Below are some quotes from the book. “Yes, I’ve always been accused of being a glass-half-full kind of guy because I really do believe that every problem brings with it the seed of a solution and I believe that the search for a solution can itself be inspiring and hopeful.” Dan “Focus on what you are moving to, not what you’re moving from.” Dan “It wasn’t until I discovered my own talents and embraced them that I began to actually make a positive impact. I did some nice things along the way, but I didn’t gain any traction until I found peace in the journey of discovering who God created me to be.” Jared “Are you living your life too small? Is it so full of meaningless tasks that there’s no room left for the things that make your heart sing?” Dan “Don’t confuse activity with accomplishment.” Dan “Our lifestyle is our choice, every moment of every day. And from my perspective, we are richer than anyone else I know. Our destiny is a choice, not a jail sentence.” Jared “Successful people are not excuse makers. They take responsibility for their actions and the results they get.”Dan “Your expectations set the stage for your reality.” Dan“Failures are necessary steps to success.” Jared “It’s in the moments when we overcome obstacles and recover from perceived failures that our souls are freed and our true selves are revealed.” Jared Check out the newly released Wisdom Meets Passion here.

Have you read the book?  What are your thoughts?  Leave your comments below.  

Job Search Tip – How to NOT Get a Job

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Don't make your search harder with these all too common mistakes.

shutterstock_90358474Job searching can be tough enough all by itself. There is no need to make it even harder by doing or saying the wrong things. There are no magic words, resumes, techniques, or events that will cause a company to say ‘you’re hired’. However, there are a number of things you can do that will cause a miss an opportunity. I’ve made a list of the more deadly examples below. These are things that job seekers do all the time to keep themselves from being hired.

Make a Mistake. Should a typo in your resume or cover letter drop you out of contention? It shouldn't, but, it can. Employers typically get hundreds of resumes for each position they list. Perfection counts.

Limit Your Job Search. This job search tip can make or break your chances.  Don't limit your search by only applying to positions that meet your exact criteria. Instead, having an open mind (remember, you won't know exactly what the job entails until you interview) when reviewing the job ads will increase your applications and increase your chances for getting an interview.

Expand Your Job Search. Sounds contradictory, doesn't it? You shouldn't limit your job search, but, there is no point wasting your time or anyone else's applying for jobs you aren't qualified for. The gentleman working as a child care provider didn't, and won't, get called for an interview as a C++ programmer.

Job Search Only Online. Don't post your resume on Monster and HotJobs and hope that your email Inbox will start to fill up or your phone will start ringing off the hook. It won't happen. You need to be proactive when job searching and use all available job search resources - online and offline.

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Contradict Yourself. If you are interviewing with several people make sure you keep your story straight. Telling one interviewer one thing and another something else is a good way not to get the job.

Insult or Complain About Your Former Employer. Even if your last job was horrible and your boss was an ogre, don't mention it. Speaking poorly about former employers is never wise. How does your future employer know that you won't talk about him that way, next time around?

Over Do It. I once worked for someone who wouldn't hire anyone he could smell before they walked into his office. He might have been overdoing it a little, but, the candidates would have done better if they had minimized the perfume or the after shave.

Show Your Desperation. Are you almost out of unemployment? Don't know where you next meal is coming from? Do you absolutely have to have this job? Don't give an inkling of any of that away. You want employers to believe that you want this job because it's a good opportunity and you can be an asset to the company, not because you need to buy groceries or make your car payment.

Show Your Tattoos. If you are applying for a position in the corporate world, and other worlds too, you might want to cover up your tattoos and remove some of your rings if you're pierced in lots of places. They probably won't impress most employers.

Give Up. Regardless of how good the job market is, job searching isn't simple, and it's not always easy to stay positive and focused. Frankly there is no magic job search tip.  When you've sent hundreds of resumes without much of a response it can be difficult to keep going. It's important though to keep plugging away, to use all the job search tools available, and to keep a positive outlook.

What do you think?  Are there only Do Not Do's we should add to the list?  Leave your comments below.

3 Job Search Tips That Increase Your Success

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shutterstock_760086821) Approach finding a job as if it were a full-time job, because it is. If you had a job, you would report to work at the same time each day (like 8 am), take an hour (or less) for lunch, and quit at the same time each day (like 5 pm). You would work five days every week. And you would work hard to accomplish as much as you could because your career depended upon it. When you are searching for a job, you should follow the same type of schedule.  Treating your job search like a part-time hobby guarantees that it will take longer.  So, begin tomorrow by reporting to work and spending the day on tasks that lead to a job.  (See Get Out of the House) 2) Approach finding a job as if it were a project. That means you should set goals for yourself, make plans, and monitor your progress. You should apply all of the tools and skills that you used in your last job to finding your next job. This is an important project. The sooner you complete it, the sooner you get job offers. 3) Be your own boss. Set expectations for what you need to accomplish, provide direction, and monitor your work.   Meet with yourself once each week to evaluate your performance. I recommend doing this by writing two reports. The first is a candid evaluation of what you accomplished during the previous week. The second is a description of your plans for the coming week. Your plans should include your goals, actions, and priorities. The first time that you write these reports, write an evaluation of what you have done so far. Describe the results that this effort has produced. Then compare these results with what you wanted to have. Next, map out a realistic plan for the next week based on achievable goals. For example, you could set goals for the number of people you will call, the number of networking meetings you will attend, and the research you will conduct. In the coming weeks, compare your results from the previous week with the goals that you set. For example, if you planned to attend twelve networking meetings and you attended only two, you should a) explain why this happened and b) plan actions that will correct such a difference. You should also analyze why you missed your goal because this provides insights on what you need to do differently. For example, your goal (e.g., of attending twelve networking meetings) may have been set too high. Or maybe there are things you can do that will make it easier to achieve your job search goals, such as car pooling with a friend who is also looking for a job. Finding a job is a full-time job. Work through it with a plan and the support of a good boss (yourself).