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Feb 23,2007
Sometimes a career can swerve in unexpected directions. When Bill Burns was studying mechanical engineering at the University of California San Diego, he never expected to go into naval architecture or specialize in developing innovative hull designs. But what began in 1990 as an "interim" job with Alberto Calderon, a San Diego physicist, led Burns to the 21st floor of the First National Bank Building and a sweeping view of San Diego Bay. MARITIME ENGINEERING ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
Read a few pages of Anita Bruzzese's book and you probably will see yourself. And, you're almost guaranteed not to like the picture you see. "We hear all the time that people aren't happy in their jobs because of the boss, or because of the company, or because of something else," said Bruzzese, author of the book "45 Things You Do That Drive Your Boss Crazy" (Perigee Trade, $14) "Never once have I heard from ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
Everyone wants to communicate effectively in the office. Most people probably believe they do. But there are some nonverbal signals you may be giving off that are sending out the wrong impression. Here are five examples and ways to remedy them: - You shoot off brief but confounding e-mails. Your communications should clarify, not confuse. Make messages succinct and clear. While a simple OK is an easy way to reply, your brevity might be construed ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
When I was first asked to join a union, I remember thinking that was the last thing I wanted to do. But I actually wasn't asked to join, I was told to join. It was a stipulation of accepting the job. That didn't sit well with me. I was young, energetic and ambitious about my future and I just couldn't see how being part of union would help me in pursuit of my career plans. ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
It certainly helps - a college degree - but not all the hot jobs in 2007 will require one. As might be expected, the job market favors those with a four-year college degrees, with just 1.8 percent of these workers currently unemployed. What is surprising is that the unemployment rate for workers with high school diploma and those with some college or an associate's degree is also below the national average of 4.5 percent. The ... [full story]
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Feb 23,2007
Faced with the critical reality of an increasingly tight talent pool, staffing executives at best-in-class organizations know that maintaining a competitive hiring edge requires well- defined and deftly-executed hiring processes and practices. Indeed, according to "Achieving Superior Staffing Performance", a study conducted by benchmarking firm Best Practices, LLC, top companies employ and manage exacting performance metrics to meet time-to-fill and cost-to-fill target measures, while maintaining high offer acceptance rates. One benchmarking partner shared its practice ... [full story]
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Feb 16,2007
More than 60 high-school students from Washington, Multnomah and Clackamas counties go behind the scenes and come nose to nose with sea otters, penguins, raptors and elephants during the Oregon Zoo's free Career Day, Thursday, Feb. 15, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students learn about careers in animal and veterinary care, education, design, management, visitor services, marketing and development. This year's Career Day was coordinated by high school intern Leslie Puente, a junior at ... [full story]
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Feb 16,2007
The Boeing Company's Global Corporate Citizenship (GCC) NW Region leadership is proud to announce the recent hiring of two managers, Dean McColgan and Liz Vivian. Both report to Gordon McHenry, director of Corporate Strategy & NW Region GCC, and were hired to help lead and expand the service scope of NW Region GCC. All three serve in Boeing's Government Relations and Global Corporate Citizenship organization, led by Vice President Bob Watt. McColgan manages the GCC ... [full story]
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Feb 16,2007
Allison Moen has joined the Unicel team as a retail sales associate for the Bend retail store located at 80 NE Bend River Mall Ave. Unicel is a leading provider of wireless products and services in primarily rural areas. Moen will be responsible for sales and service to Unicel customers as well as customer service and support. Before joining Unicel’s sales and service team, Moen worked as a server for Outback Steak House. Unicel is ... [full story]
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Feb 16,2007
Nike announced this week that it has appointed longtime executives David Heath as new Vice President of Global Sales and Pat Zeedick as General Manager of Equipment for the Nike brand. Heath's role reflects the company's long-term strategy to target top-line revenue growth by focusing on creating premium consumer experiences built on product innovation, brand leadership and elevated retail presence. Nike is targeting further geographic expansion and deeper market penetration in all regions. As Nike's ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2007
Marriott Foundation Supports United Negro College Fund and Hispanic College Fund The J. Willard and Alice S. Marriott Foundation announced today the launch of the Marriott Scholars Program at both the Hispanic College Fund (HCF) and the United Negro College Fund (UNCF). The Marriott Foundation will award grants of up to $500,000 annually to HCF and UNCF in support of scholarships for students pursuing degrees within the hospitality management, hotel management, culinary and food and beverage ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2007
Biotechnology has been around for centuries. From farming to food production and storage, biotechnology has touched our lives in numerous helpful ways. As baby boomers age, there has been an increased demand for new medical procedures and equipment. As a result, biomedical engineering, a field that combines medicine with engineering and biology, is expected to grow in the next decade and beyond. With an insight into both medical and engineering fields, biomedical engineers work effectively ... [full story]
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Feb 09,2007
In the creative field, all work and no play can get in the way of career advancement, a new survey suggests. More than two-thirds (68 percent) of advertising and marketing executives said employees who are passionate about interests outside the office typically perform better on the job. The national poll includes 250 responses -- 125 from advertising executives among the nation's 1,000 largest advertising agencies and 125 from senior marketing executives among the nation's 1,000 ... [full story]
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