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If you are interested in the stock market, this is a great job

Posted by TopOfTheThread on April 29, 2008

This is a really cool job working with great people. Tremendous potential. If you are into the stock market, you must investigate. Take a peek at this job.

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Big Time Recruiters without the Big Time Fees

Posted by TopOfTheThread on April 16, 2008

You have your own business or work in human resources at a business.

Often, the best solution is to hire a recruiter on contingency to find you good employees. You only pay them if they find, and you hire, the person.

Most often you will end up paying anywhere from 20% – 30% of the person’s 1st year annual salary, as the fee. So for example, if the person is to earn $50,000 per year, your fee to the recruiter will be $10,000 – $15,000 for finding you the person. is a new online recruiter. They will find, screen, and interview the person. They will supply you with these people and will only charge a 6% fee (if you hire the person.) That’s only a $3,000 fe instead of up to a $15,000 fee. works on a contingency basis. You only pay if you hire the person. You should check them out at

If you are a recruiter or employer and would like additional information, please visit the contact form and drop them a line.
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How can I get an internship or job? Create a FaceBook, MySpace resume

Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 11, 2007

Almost everyone has a FaceBook, MySpace, or other social networking account. It’s fun. Easy communications. Why not?

At times the pictures, comments and videos may be fun, but do not depict you properly in terms of getting an internship or job.

Here’s are suggestions using FaceBook:

  1. For your “real” FaceBook account, spell your name slightly differently. Communicate this to your friends, and believe me, you will still be able to network. Have fun with this account. Set it to private. The intent is to (a) have fun while (b) making it difficult for someone not on your extended network to find you.
  2. Have a second “public facing” FaceBook account. Let’s call it your “FaceBook Resume”. Set it up as if you are using it to convince and employer, or other professional organization, to bring you on board. Think about it. Join some professional groups…. Put on a show that you can speak-to when the employer finds the account. Be creative. You want the employer to find this account. It is to your benefit. And they are looking online to check you out! Also, once they find this account, they won’t continue looking for your “real”, fun account.

Also, in videos, do not tag yourself with your full name (prevents search… at least for today.)

That’s all.

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Where can I find an internship?

Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 9, 2007

Getting experience while in school makes it a whole lot easier getting a job after graduation. Let me re-phrase … At times, it may be almost impossible to get a job after graduation if you do not have an internship or related experience.

A good source of internships is InternZoo, as well as the job behemoths and CareerBuilder. These sites will allow you to easily search and apply for internships throughout the U.S. I definitely recommend checking out these sites.

A new organization which is launching in late November / early December is This is an organization that will be providing internship assistance, screening for students and will “hand deliver” (not literally) the appropriate candidates to the hiring companies. If you are interested in pre-registering for the Free service, visit

Go for it!

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What jobs are most secure? Be a teacher?

Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 8, 2007

The business world is tougher than ever. Downsizing, mergers, and acquisitions occur everyday along with associated job losses.

The days of the “working at the same job for 20 years” is over… or is it?

There are jobs that are relatively secure, although that are typically not the top paying careers. Examples include * teachers * law enforcement * firemen.

Let’s take a look at the teaching profession. Teachers are not typically the highest paid individuals in a neighborhood, but there are benefits and opportunities.

  1. Teacher have “reasonable” work hours. It is common for a teacher to be home by 5:00 PM on a weeknight. How many other professions allow the person to be home at that hour?
  2. Teachers have many vacations including long summer vacations. This enables the teacher to be with his / her family and have a work-balanced life.
  3. Teachers get tenure! Depending upon the situation, unless a teacher “totally messes up”, once they have tenure, that job is theirs forever! Pretty nice security… Not many other professions offer this security.

What now typically arises is the argument “teachers don’t make enough money”. And, depending upon the part of the country, this is partially true.

Getting accepted into a good college is getting more and more competitive. SATs, ACTs, and other standardized tests are gaining increased importance in the acceptance process. As a result of this, depending, parents are paying for tutors to assist their children studying for these exams.

Who does the tutoring? Local teachers. How much do they charge? $50, $75, $100 per hour and more! I did a quick, informal, unscientific survey of 10 high school juniors. I asked them if they had a tutor for the SATs. EVERY student, all 10 of them, had at least one tutor for the SATs! Many had 2 tutors; one for math and one for verbal. (Note: These were students in NY.)

Teachers have the opportunity of making as much after school, as they do in school.

Think about it. A secure job in which you can make significant money after hours… Consider it!

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Who are you?

Posted by TopOfTheThread on November 6, 2007

Know who you are

When choosing a job or internship, you need to take a step back and look in the mirror.

Are you an outgoing person? Shy? Do you prefer working in teams or alone?

Do you enjoy standing in front of people and teaching? No? You probably should pass on the Corporate Trainer opportunity…

It will save you time and energy if you take a personal inventory right up front because many companies will “screen you” before they actually hire you.

More and more companies are having individuals go through the interview process and then have them taking psychological exams such as Myers-Briggs Typological Process.

Myers-Briggs is an exam that provides a personality profile. Typically given by a psychologist, many corporations use the results in hiring decisions.

You may want to take a look at take a test and see the results. Again, this is a quick online test but it may give you some insight as to (a) who you are, and (b) what to expect when taking such as exam.



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