Stavros Tsormpatzoglou

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The No. 1 Thing To Do When Job Hunting

Do you know what the single most important thing to do is when you’re looking for a job in 2015?<p>Get a referral into the employer. “I know of no other practice that will get you more success that that,” Gerry Crispin said during his keynote presentation to career coaches, resumé writers and …

Employment

27 Things You Can't Have If You Own a Cat

You've got 99 problems and your cat is the cause of all of them.<p><b>1. Wicker baskets.</b><p><b>2. Nice carpeting.</b><p><b>3. Glasses of water.</b><p><b>4. An open pantry.</b><p><b>5. Any kind of plugged-in electronics.</b><p><b>6. A fish tank.</b><p><b>7. Shower curtains on tension rods.</b><p><b>8. Beloved heirlooms.</b><p><b>9. Clean counters.</b><p><b>10. Functioning blinds.</b><p><b>11. Toilet</b> …

Toxic boss at work? Here are some tips for coping

In Australia, workplace health and safety legislation effectively holds employers responsible for ensuring the emotional, psychological and physical …

The Stories Behind William Shatner’s Many Reported Feuds With His ‘Star Trek’ Castmates

When Leonard Nimoy passed away last month, there was a fair bit of controversy over William Shatner’s decision not to attend his funeral. Of course, he tried his best to fly to Los Angeles in time, but his flight didn’t quite make it. The fact that he was unable to attend was a reminder that, yes, …

How To Answer 'Who Else Are You Interviewing With?'

I used to teach a career strategy class to MBA students. When the MBA students went on job interviews, they almost always got the question “Which other companies are you interviewing with?”<p>The question popped out very organically in the interview conversations, like it wasn’t the slightest bit …

Employment

Study Shows Half Of Managers Don't Set Effective Employee Goals

I’ve long been of the opinion, as readers of these blogs may have noted, that carefully developing employee job objectives is one of the most foundational, important and neglected tasks of management. After all, job objectives are the managerial roadmap showing employees where they need to go. If …

Employee Engagement

Does Your Mind Wander? Here’s Why That Can Be Your Greatest Asset

Wandering minds are associated with creativity. Popular wisdom tells you to live in the moment.<p><i>Huh?</i><p>So is it better to be unfocused or focused?<p>Let’s …

What makes a recruiter reject your resume in seconds?

When it comes to job hunting, your resume can make or break your chances ... very quickly.<p>Three-quarters of human resource professionals said it takes them less than five minutes to review a resume before deciding whether a job applicant makes it to the next round, according to a recent survey from …