posted Sunday, January 2, 2011 6:33 PM
J.M. Auron is a published technical resume authority and former recruiter who crafts compelling resumes and cover letters that capture career essentials, seize and hold the attention of hiring manager, and open the door for the crucial first interview.
Mr. Auron is the owner of QuantumTechResumes, a technical resume services firm.
Writing an effective, compelling technical resume presents unique challenges.
As a professional resume writer and former ... (Read More)
posted Monday, October 18, 2010 4:42 PM
Health Care Reform - What You Need to Know Now is one of the topics of the Stategic Management & Health Care Reform Conference being hosted by the Mid-America Council of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), the Alverno College School of Business, the American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA), and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) on Friday, October 22, 2010, at:
Alverno College Conference ... (Read More)
posted Monday, September 13, 2010 4:36 AM
Friday, October 22, 2010
Earn 8 CPE (Including 2 Ethics CPE)
The Mid-America Council of the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), the Alverno College of Business, the Alverno Institute of Management Accounting Student Chapter (AIMASC), the American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA), and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) will be hosting a one day conference, Strategic Management & Health Care Reform on Friday, ... (Read More)
posted Thursday, July 8, 2010 9:57 AM
“Discovery Days” Schedule
July 19 to 23, 2010
Please join Herzing Online for our special event!!
Tell your friends and family! It’s free and easy to register!
You must have access to a computer and the internet in order to participate.
Once you register, you will be sent an email with specific information and another link to use on the day of the webinar.
Seats are limited so make sure you register in advance!
Monday, July ... (Read More)
posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010 7:59 AM
If I asked you, “Are you approachable?” What would you reply? You’d probably say, “Of course I am. I have an open door policy. No one is afraid to stop in and talk to me.” Well that’s a good start but it’s usually not enough.
If you are scheduled back-to-back in meetings, or appear scattered or rushed, or spend hours in your office (or cubical) answering email, you may be sending signals that are just the opposite. Most ... (Read More)
posted Wednesday, April 28, 2010 7:55 AM
I have had more than my share of problems with a particular co-worker and I need advice. Our previous manager used to work at another company with her, and now that we have a new manager with experience in our area, her true colors are finally being shown.
Our manager is going to 'try' to meet with this co-worker today, to address her performance issues and what he expects of her.
Aside from that, she doesn't want anything to do with our ... (Read More)
posted Wednesday, April 14, 2010 1:20 PM
I am in my late 40's and until 1 year ago had never been laid off, fired or unemployed in my life. I got laid off in 2008 and must have applied for over 500 jobs in the 6 months I was on unemployment. I finally got a good paying job with benefits at a factory that is not very pleasant (swing shift, low morale, unmotivated negative co-workers)
After 10 months there, I received an offer from an insurance company I had interviewed ... (Read More)
posted Wednesday, April 14, 2010 1:17 PM
Managers are hearing a lot about coaching these days. Modern management has moved away from the military command and control model, to one of two-way communication. In short, there is less telling and more asking; less directing and more discussing. While there is still a critical need for the leader to set a clear direction and rank priorities, how the employee gets there is much more of a collaboration, in order to get the best ideas and results.
I’ve developed ... (Read More)
posted Wednesday, April 14, 2010 1:14 PM
Hostile leader doesn’t fit organization’s culture
I have worked for more than five years in an organization characterized by cooperation and strong teamwork. While we have a clear organizational hierarchy, our mission and philosophy, which is decades old and vital, emphasizes mutual respect from the top to the front lines. I am struggling with a relatively new top-level manager in another department (one level above me) with whom I must ... (Read More)
posted Wednesday, April 14, 2010 1:11 PM
If we would stop talking about people, and start talking to them, the work world would be a better place. To make my point, try a little experiment. For one week, keep track of how many times you hear someone speaking about someone else’s actions, comments or decisions. Keep track of your own comments, too. Consider if the person in question knew about how they were perceived, how that might affect their overall performance.
This can be particularly true of peers. ... (Read More)
posted Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:25 AM
I have been in my position now for almost three years now, and I would like to request a promotion. I feel I have worked hard and my responsibilities are increasing, as well my 2009 performance assessment was very good. In addition, compared to others in my area with the same title, I am more advanced and am consistently being given more of a lead role on projects, which is similar to what other senior level people have in my area. ... (Read More)
posted Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:22 AM
I work for a national non-profit and I am very passionate about the organization and about the work that we do. My problem is that I work in an office with just my boss and myself. It is only just the two of us here; while we do have support from our National office the support is limited. I‘ve been an employee of this organization for about 3 years.
My previous supervisor quit because she had another lucrative job offer, which left ... (Read More)
posted Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:16 AM
I have recently been promoted to a general manager position in a financial firm. I am leading a regional office and, as a part of my job, I will be expected to make regular presentations to senior management. Do you have any tips for making presentations that are designed to update the audience on results? I heard that the group wants quick and efficient presentations. They can be judgmental about your credibility and abilities, so I want to make a good ... (Read More)
posted Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:13 AM
My last article, a response to a readers question about her potential promotion and how to deal with her coworkers performance issues, prompted a strong reaction. Here is one reader’s opinion:
I found it hard to believe that the potential manager would be writing to you about this, for a ‘promise’ of a promotion in three to five years! My first reaction was, are you kidding me? Do you have anything in writing? Are you content to wait ... (Read More)
posted Tuesday, March 23, 2010 7:10 AM
I work in a payroll department for a company that has around 300 employees. Our accounting office, however, is small with only ten women covering all departments. I have worked and became friends with several of the women for 12 years. I was recently told I will be receiving a promotion to office manager, when the current one retires (roughly 3-5 years).
My problem is two of my co-workers, who are friends I adore outside of work, but ... (Read More)