How to Deal with the Silent Treatment

By John Daly of The Key Class
Reprinted with permission 
of the author. View the original article.

Let me set the scene. A good friend doesn’t return your voice or text messages. Your emails go unanswered. You get no response whatsoever. This comes out of the blue. You scratch your head and try to figure out what’s happened.

Has this ever happened to you? If so, what did you do? Did the relationship fall by the wayside? What can you do if it happens in the future?

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Black Friday

He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
~ Roy L. Smith

Guest Post by Santa Claus

This post is for all the Virginias and everyone else who share my concern about Christmas decorations and paraphernalia in stores, restaurants, streets and even houses before other holidays have been celebrated, including Halloween. And now our beloved Thanksgiving Day is being turned into a bargain shopping day! In my humble opinion, that’s just plain wrong.

Attitude vs. Aptitude and Hiring for a Company Culture Fit

By John Daly of The Key Class – Reprinted with permission of the
author and Noozhawk. View the original article on 

Several weeks ago, I watched a 60 Minutes segment entitled “Years Up.” It focused on an organization helping youth to get internships. It is very much on target with The Key Class. What struck me in this piece was this group’s emphasis on “hiring for skills and firing for behavior.”

A week or so later, I read with interest a guest blog for Extraordinary Events, written by my long-time friend, Bonnie Siegel, the founder and CEO of ASE Group, an event production firm based in Overland Park, Kan. In it, Siegel takes a slightly different approach to hiring the best and the brightest.

Job Search Series – Putting Together Your Resume

Build your effective modern resume with these pieces!

Guest Post by Lyn Nelson

As a counterpart to last week's post on a Modern, Effective Resume, this week I'm giving you the rundown on the various sections you should include on your resume, and when and how to do so.

With the exception of your Heading (which is always at the top!), and unless otherwise noted, these sections should be listed in order of relevance to the position(s) to which you are applying. 

Job Search Series – Five Steps to a Modern, Effective Resume

Your resume is still your most important marketing tool.

Guest Post by Lyn Nelson

There is a lot of buzz these days about resumes becoming endangered or extinct. LinkedIn is a major resource for recruiters. Employers are checking you out on social media. Applicants are (sometimes successfully) using video resumes or guerilla job hunting tactics. You may opt to use some of all of these avenues (in an intelligent and informed way, of course) as part of your job search. However, most of your job applications will still require the traditional application method that includes - at minimum - a resume. And even if your video resume or LinkedIn profile gets attention, you will still need a strong resume for an interviewer to use. So, make sure your resume is updated and modern to market you most effectively.

Your Internet Presence – Part 5: LinkedIn

Making the Most of Your

Guest posted by Lyn Nelson

LinkedIn is the leading online professional networking tool. No matter which industry you're in, or at which stage in your career, networking is still the #1 way to land a job, and LinkedIn is the best way to leverage your network online.

Whether you're a LinkedIn beginner or pro (or are still staring wide-eyed at it trying to make sense of the chaos), here are a few tips for why and how LinkedIn can work for you, without eating up your life.