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“Getting there” by Luis Martinez
Book Review by Tom Traub
Subject: High Performance Strategies & Tactics for Career Decisions and
getting that next career.
What you can expect to learn:
Who are you? Where do you want to go? What is your brand? How are
you going to get there and who will help you get there? Network support.
What are your talents and attributes, strengths? Answering the “so
what?” question about accomplishments in your resume.
Putting together your tool kit of elevator /value speech, questions,
T-Chart for interviewing, effective cover letters, and resume with that
all important “hook” that speaks and works for you.
Developing the relationships, joining network meetings, phone
interviewing, in person interviewing, helping you determine if you want
to work there.
Getting started on networking and doing exploratory discussions (not
asking for a job). Addressing the question: “So how does this networking
thing really help me?” Power of warm referrals. Cold calling? Don’t get
stuck in a rut, isolated and withdrawn, and miss the rich opportunity
someone may have for you.
Pinging your network. How you support your network and why?
What are your talents, attributes, and interests?
What about the money, benefits, and other issues?
You’re there - now what do you do?
Appendix has practical examples that are short and to the point.
“First, Break All The Rules” By Buckingham & Coffman
Book Review by Tom Traub
Subject: Managing people and what all the great managers do differently
What you can expect to learn from reading this book:
Measuring human capital and the link to business performance and the
The twelve core elements needed to attract, focus and keep the
Great managers take aim at the base camp to assure a solid
Words from great managers that make a difference.
Roles and Actions great managers take.
Selection, setting expectations, motivating, and development of
What is the right stuff? How do you recognize that talent, what are
the elements of that talent?
Knowledge, skills, attitude, talent, drive, and competencies.
What is this talent thing?
Focus on strengths to get the outcomes and performance.
Manage by exception and invest in the best because they will be 20%
delivering 80% of the performance.
One rung on the ladder does not lead to another, and pay in broad
Create Heroes in every role and don’t lose them because they are
your informal leaders.
The Art of Tough love.
Interviewing for the right talent.
Performance Management – Keeping that right talent.
So you are not a manager and wondering why this book would be great for
you. This book is the window into a great employee, and how world’s greatest
managers find them. This book will help you be found.
Words of Wisdom
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“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people
always do that, but the really great make you feel that you too can become
~ Mark Twain
“The strongest oak tree of the forest is not the one that is
protected from the storm and hidden from the sun. It's the one that stands
in the open where it is compelled to struggle for its existence against the
winds and rains and the scorching sun.”
~ Napoleon Hill
“Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is
finished: If you're alive, it isn't.”
~ Richard Bach.
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by Anne Baber and Lynne Waymon
Contributed by Sue Schnorr, President, of Training Insights, Inc.
Every salesperson knows it: “People want to do business with people they
Have you ever been at a networking event where someone came up to you and
introduced himself saying, “Hi, I’m George. I sell long-term care insurance.
Do you need any?”
It’s this kind of “going for the jugular” sales approach that gives
networking - - and sales - - a bad name. You don’t know or trust George
enough to do business with him.
Trust is the outcome of several (We estimate six to eight.) interactions and
conversations in which you provide examples of your trustworthiness and
observe your contact’s behavior (among other things) to determine if he can
People teach people to trust
Sue is a sought-after speaker offering keynotes, training workshops,
webinars and coaching sessions. She collaborates with the authors of
Make Your Contacts Count as the exclusive Certified Contacts Count
Associate in Upstate New York. She can be reached at 585-442-3443
Contributed by Greg Taylor, aka Sir Linksalot, LinkedIn
Evangelist and Managing Partner of Excelsior Search Partners
LinkedIn Tips - New Profile Data
You can now add more personal information in your profile, IF YOU WISH. None
of these fields are required. They added these fields at the request of
members who are beginning to use this as their contact management system.
LinkedIn is quite capable of being that, a fully featured and it's not prone
to viruses, at this point. You can add the following fields into your
profile - Birthday (with or without year), Phone, Address, IM identities,
and marital status. Some fields have privacy controls permitting you to
choose who you are sharing this information - your connections, network or
everyone. You might consider updating your profile with some of this
Greg is the Founder of The August Group, a recruiter and entrepreneur
offering a myriad for services to employers and professionals including
coaching and consulting. He can be reached at 585-785-8600 or
Contributed by Hannah Morgan, Training Specialist at RochesterWorks
Hannah's blog this week includes writings on
composes her blog outside of work hours as a personal passion to assist
those in career transition.
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Thursday, June 4, 2009
R. Thomas Flynn Campus Center
Monroe Community College
Please come to a meeting at the Bagel Bin, Wednesday, March 4th at 8:30 a.m.
Bring your target companies w/contact information if possible, enthusiasm,
and take a step to help the companies within the Rochester area achieve
their goals while likely improving your opportunities.
Regards, Susan Korb
New job postings this week
MAXIMUS (NYSE: MMS), is one of America's leading government services
companies devoted to providing consulting, health and human services program
management, and information technology services. Since its founding in 1975,
MAXIMUS has grown to more than 5,200 employees located in more than 280
offices in the United States, Canada, and Australia. On a number of
occasions, MAXIMUS has been selected by Forbes Magazine as one of the Best
200 Small Companies in America, and by Business Week Magazine as one of the
100 Best Hot Growth Small Companies. Additionally, MAXIMUS is included in
the Russell 2000 Index and the S&P SmallCap 600 Index.
Provide telephone customer service support.
Assist in mail processing, and sorting of incoming cases.
Medical case file creation and data entry of new cases.
Process cases for Administrative Law Judges (ALJ).
Maintain records management, filing, retention, and labeling.
Produce and distribute acknowledgement letters.
Update electronic database from daily appeal work logs.
Create daily, weekly, or monthly reports as needed from MAS and
Complete daily pull-down of information from Medicare database(s).
Perform other special projects not related to a specific case, when
Perform other duties as may be assigned by management.
High School Diploma, GED or equivalent required.
Associate Degree or higher preferred; accurate data entry skills.
Ability to type at least 600 keystrokes/minute.
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and verbal communication
Ability to perform comfortably in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented
Ability to successfully execute many tasks simultaneously.
Ability to work as a team member, as well as independently.
Detailed knowledge of various database formats, including Access,
Excel, and SAS preferred.
MAXIMUS offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Healthcare Insurance (medical, dental, vision).
Short and Long Term Disability Insurance.
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA).
401(k) Retirement Plan with company match.
Our benefit program also includes paid holidays, vacation and sick
leave, tuition reimbursement, and supplemental insurance (pet ins., auto
ins., legal plan, long-term care ins, and credit union).
255 N. Goodman, Rochester, NY 14607
ph: (585) 258-3505
fax: (585) 232-3727
Tell them that you learned about this opportunity through The August Group
DEPARTMENT: Codification Operations
REPORTS TO: Supplementation Manager
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time Non-exempt
GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF POSITION:
The primary focus of this position is to complete the preliminary steps
in the codification process under the direction of the Project Manager
and/or Editor, including but not limited to, imposing organizational
breakdowns, sorting legislation to be included in the Code and setting
style. Also included in this position would be creating an index, importing
files into the content management system and applying metadata to files, all
of which could be done independently.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES OR TASKS PERFORMED:
Identify missing legislation.
Sort legislation (high level) to be included in Code.
Enter metadata in appropriate software.
Request electronic files, missing documents and missing information
from the client.
Incorporate amendments with histories.
Impose organization with XML tags [e.g., Section, A., (1), (a)].
Import XML objects into Content Management System.
Create chapter, article and section titles.
Add editor’s notes and general references.
Edit content for style, grammar, internal conflicts and
Set style for word processing/proofreading to carry out.
Check statutory references.
Determine need for indexing.
Draft Proposed Table of Contents for recodification or reformat code
Incorporate legislative amendments into the manuscript and create
historical notations as appropriate.
Impose outline structure/organization on unstructured content by
applying XML style tags to content.
Work in conjunction with an Editor to perform a series of edit-check
steps on reformat code projects.
Create an index or supplement an existing index using appropriate
software, macros and index comment tags within the XML data.
Bachelor's degree or demonstrated equivalent experience/skills.
Editing, technical writing or legal experience or equivalent.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Excellent reading comprehension.
Demonstrated attentiveness to detail.
Superior organizational skills.
Good overall working knowledge of MS Office Applications, including
file management through Windows Explorer.