Author: Cecil Alexander

Beware – The Receptionist Tells All

Beware – The Receptionist Tells All

Job Advice, Job Search
The message is simple. While waiting for your interview, the nearest staff person can’t help but watch you. Professional receptionists make it their business to observe you. Why, you ask? Because I would always check with the receptionist to find out what they observed. One time she reported overhearing the candidate on a cell phone speaking just 10 feet from her. “I can’t believe this jerk is keeping me waiting.” Not the kind of person we want to have on staff. Another time she told me about a male candidate who was asking personal details about every pretty woman who walked by.  Again, not a good impression. Many people let down their guard in the waiting room.  A couple sales people waiting to see me, went over their pricing strategy in front of the receptionist. So she slipped
Bucket List

Bucket List

Job Advice, Job Search
It all started when you lost your job.  The reason for being out of work doesn’t matter.  It happened.  The question is “what are you doing with your free time?” Free time? A job search doesn’t require 40 hours of work, thus free time.  If you are not careful, people will fill up your free time with chores you can do for them.  Spouses are always inclined to have you pick up more of the family responsibility, and that’s OK.  They are pulling in a salary and you are not.  But when the neighbors start asking you to run their kids to soccer practice; your free time is suddenly gone.  Have your children been volunteering you for activities?  They want to keep you from depression.  Whatever the reason, your free time is slipping away; because you let it. Don’t let any one manage your time
Graduate School Grants

Graduate School Grants

School Grants
When you are thinking of attaining a master’s degree the first worry that will threat your mind is the college questions, which is not affordable by most of us. But thanks to our government and the graduate school grants, this is no more a headache. The Eligibility Criteria for the Graduate College Grants: As the federal governments are helping you to attain your graduation through these grants so there are a few criteria which you must pass in order to enjoy the benefits of these grants. The government has set some basic criteria apart from those of the individual institutions. But the following are the criteria you must fulfill to benefit from the graduate school grants. You must be an US citizen or an eligible non-citizen with a proper and valid Social Security Number. You
Land Lots Of Visitors Through Social Bookmarking Sites

Land Lots Of Visitors Through Social Bookmarking Sites

Social Bookmarking Sites
Traffic is important for any website, regardless of the niche. If you do not have the right kind of traffic flowing in, all of your work will have been wasted. Sure there are lots of methods for gaining traffic but social bookmarking is truly a great way to send targeted visitors to your site. Over the last few years, social media has become more and more important and is helping websites gain the exposure they want. If you really want to learn how to send very targeted traffic to your site you need to keep reading. You Need Your Friends: The real power behind these social bookmarking sites is the community. The more people you get to like and vote on your content, the better your results will be. So why not involve your friends? We each have a bunch of people that will be able to he
Change Your LinkedIn Email Address!

Change Your LinkedIn Email Address!

Job Search, LinkedIn
LinkedIn. Its a great tool to connect with former colleagues and friends. Its also used by employers and recruiters to find candidates. I believe that everyone should have a LinkedIn account (its free). However, the manner in which you set up your LinkedIn account is very important. Clients often pay me to set up a new or update their current LinkedIn profile after we have completed their resume, as they want to be sure to be found in the search results.  Being kind of a search engine optimization geek, I love to figure out the best keywords and keyword phrases to get them top rankings. However, there is one issue that I have been finding lately. Many of my clients are either currently using or want to use their email address associated with their employer. While it may seem like