Tag Archives: good manners

Amazon Smile :-)

25 Jan

This NOT a sale pitch. If you already shop at Amazon, there is now an easy way to give to charity. Amazon Smile is a rather new application that costs nothing to join or use when shopping. Through Amazon Smile, a 1/2% donation is made to the charity you choose when you shop. You can type in any charity you want. [Just type in the name of the charity instead of selecting one of the recommended ones.] :-)

To learn more about Amazon Smile, click here. To sign up for Amazon Smile, click here.

Note: Amazon Smile works if you are a Prime member too at no cost to you.

 

Eligible charities may also sign up to participate in Amazon Smile. Click here to get more information.

 

How Do Companies Rank on Reputation?

21 Jan

Several companies have taken big hits to their reputations in recent years, including Volkswagen, Sears, Monsanto, and Goldman Sachs. Other companies are rated quite highly, such as Wegmans Food Markets, Amazon.com, Samsung, and Costco.

Take a look at the slideshow below, which highlights the findings of the 2015 Harris Poll Reputation Quotient® Study.
 

 

A CareerHMO Video Series for Seasoned Workers’ Job Search

16 Oct

CareerHMO is a career development firm. It offers a number of free resources, as well as paid career coaching. It not only offers advice for  those just embarking on a career after college, it also serves those with a lot of job experience.

For example, it provides a FREE nine-video series called “ 9 Ways Seasoned Workers Can Improve Their Job Search”:

#1 – Change The Way You Look At Yourself

#2 – Ditch Outdated Job Search Tactics

#3 – What “Overqualified” Really Means

#4 – Sharpen Your Brand

#5 – Promote Your Brand Online

#6 -Tell Great Stories

#7 – Working with the Younger Generation

#8 – Consider Self Employment

#9 – Managing Salary Expectations

 
Click the image below to access these videos.


 

A CareerHMO Video Series on Getting a Job After College

15 Oct

CareerHMO is a career development firm. It offers a number of free resources, as well as paid career coaching.

For those just embarking on a career after college, it provides a FREE four-video series called “4 Phases to Getting a Job After College”:

Video #1: Rookie Mistake New Grads Make

Video #2: Secret to Standing Out

Video #3: How to Find the Hidden Job Market

Video #4: Are You a Champion or a Quitter?

 
 
Click the image below to access these videos.


 

Know More About Copyright Violations

24 Sep

As we have noted before, copyright violations on the Internet are a big deal (for example, see 1, 2, 3) — and abuses abound where one site uses the copyrighted material of other sites without permission.

Recently, Intella Blog published some excellent commentary and an infographic on this topic:

“Giving credit to photographers for their work sounds like a simple process, but it can get pretty messy. And since posting copyright-infringing content can lead to the removal of your post or blog − or worse − a lawsuit, it’s better to be safe than sorry. Considering bloggers are financially liable for posting copyrighted images even if it was an accident, the first step is to recognize the different copyright labels and understand the Fair Use Doctrine (which allows copyrighted works to be used without permission to benefit the public). Don’t worry if you’re confused about copyrights, we’ve got you covered. This infographic details exactly how to search for approved images and how to properly attribute them.”

 

Copyright Infringement: Images You Can and Can’t Share on Your Blog

 

Online Customer Reviews Important for Local Businesses

7 Sep

As we have reported before (for example, 1, 2), customer reviews and comments made at social media sites can have a large impact on a company’s image and performance.

Consider these recent observations from eMarketer:

“Customer reviews have gotten more important for local businesses over the years, according to research. And that means positive reviews appear to be having a bigger effect than in the past. Based on 2015 polling from local search marketing firm BrightLocal, more than two-thirds of US internet users trust businesses more because of positive online reviews. While that’s down slightly from 2014, it still represents a significant increase over 2010 levels of trust in positive reviews. Five years ago, 45% of respondents said they either didn’t pay attention to online reviews at all, or didn’t let reviews influence them. This year, that share is down to 32%.”

 

Click the chart to learn more.
 

 

Resume Mistakes to Avoid

26 Aug

You’ve spent a lot of time on your resume, right? And you’re really proud of it, right?

Then, you surely want to avoid these six careless errors cited by career coach Don Goodman for Careerealism:

  1. “You forget to update your contact information.”
  2. “You don’t provide enough details on your last job.”
  3. “You don’t update your skills or remove old certifications.”
  4. “You use abbreviations and acronyms only you may know.”
  5. “You keep adding to your resume, but you don’t remove irrelevant jobs.”
  6. “You name you resume file that you send out inappropriately.”

 
Click the image to read more about these mistakes.


 

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