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Job Search? Seminar at The Catholic University of America

March 23, 2011 | By | No Comments

Alert Students at The Catholic University of America, Business and Economics Seniors

Do you need help finding a job after graduation?

Join us Tuesday, March 29th,

6:35p.m. in MCMA 200.

Learn how to develop a winning strategy to execute your job search.

Kristen Rompf, a recruiter/employment counselor will be giving a seminar on

career development and teaching job search techniques. Kristen has extensive experience working with students and professionals – advising them on finding positions with large and small companies, law firms, and nonprofit organizations.

Topics covered in the Career Development Seminar

• Creating a Strategy to Find a Job

• Corresponding with Potential Employers

• Networking and Reconnecting with References

• Developing Leads for New Jobs

• The Successful Interview

• Navigating from Second Interview to Offer

Looking for a job? Pass this test.


Thank you (foot)notes,

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Unemployment and Poverty Track Together

September 21, 2010 | By | No Comments

NBER says the recession ended June 2009 but if the pattern of last couple of recessions holds, poverty & unemployment will continue to rise further.



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Business Vocabulary and Terms

January 29, 2010 | By | No Comments

Vocabulary and Business Terms Review Spring 2010

Business 100 Pride Hughes Kapoor 10th edition

1. Free Enterprise, p. 4.

2. One question to ask in a job interview, p.6.

3. One reason to study business, p.7.

4. The purpose of Business is to create a _______________ and make a ______________.

5. Name the four resources needed for business, p. 9.

6. ___________________ – ___________________ = Profit, p. 11.

7. Capitalism, p. 12.

8. Command Economy, p. 15.

9. Productivity, p. 16.

10. GDP, p. 17.

11. Deflation, p. 17.

12. Recession, p. 19.

13. Unemployment rate, p.19.

14. National Debt, p. 20.

15. Market Price, p. 21.

16. Specialization, p. 25.

17. Microeconomics, p. 11

18. Ethics, p. 37.

19. Trade Association, p. 41.

20. Caveat Emptor, p. 50.

21. Name one right of the consumer, p.53.

22. Comparative Advantage, p. 74.

23. ______________________ – _____________________ = Balance of Trade, p. 74.

24. Import Duty, p. 76.

25. NAFTA, p. 85.

26. Licensing, p. 87.

27. Letter of Credit, p. 88.

28. Bill of Lading, p. 88.

29. Strategic Alliance, p. 90.

30. Sole Proprietorship, p. 108.

31. Partnership, p. 110.

32. Corporation, p. 116.

33. Stockholder, p. 116.

34. Dividend, p. 118.

35. Board of Directors, p. 118.

36. S-Corporation, p. 122.

37. LLC, p. 122.

38. Non-Profit, p. 124.

39. Small Business, p. 136.

40. Distribution Industry, p. 139.

41. Service Industry, p. 139.

42. Production Industry, p. 139.

42. Entrepreneur Spirit, p. 140.

43. Business Plan, p. 147.

44. Franchise, p. 152.

Printable Copy: Vocabulary and Business Terms Review.doc


Thank you (foot)notes:

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Help Wanted, Database Manager and Systems Administrator

October 3, 2009 | By | No Comments

Charmaine at Americans United for Life is looking for senior level talent. Please forward to a experienced management candidate.

Database Manager and Systems Administrator

Job Description

Americans United for Life (, the oldest national pro-life organization in the country, is looking to hire an experienced Database Manager/Systems Administrator to oversee database upgrades and expansion and to operate and administer its growing system and network as it expands its DC operations.

Candidate should have experience with building and managing network systems for a small to medium nonprofit, profit, association, or political organization with multiple locations.

Candidate should also have experience in database management of one or more of the above organizations.

Please send resume, salary requirements/history and cover letter to

Salary commensurate with experience.


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Enough is Enough is Hiring

September 21, 2009 | By | No Comments

Position: Executive Director

Status: Full-time

Salary: Negotiable

Job Location: Reston, Virginia

Start Date: Immediately

Enough Is Enough (EIE), a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, emerged in 1994 as the national leader on the front lines to make the Internet safer for children and families.

Since then, EIE has pioneered and led the effort to confront online pornography, child pornography, child stalking and sexual predation with innovative initiatives and effective communications.

The ideal candidate for EIE Executive Director (ED) is an innovative thinker with a positive attitude who can multi-task, work well in group settings, and thrive under pressure. The ED position offers exciting opportunities to work with the national media; federal and state governments; federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies; corporate America; non-governmental organizations; and faith-based communities.

Responsibilities include the daily management of EIE, including oversight of all administrative functions, program and operational leadership, financial management, development of new funding sources while maintaining existing ones, and the implementation of the organizational goals and objectives set by the CEO and Board of Directors.

Perhaps the most exciting opportunity this position offers is the chance to make a real difference in the fight to protect vulnerable children from the online threats of pornography and sexual predators. Become a leader of the nation’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to protecting children online.

SUMMARY: The Executive Director is responsible for implementation of policies set by the CEO and Board of Directors as well as annual goals and objectives, financial, program, and administrative management of the corporation.


• Internet Safety 101 Program Management – Manage all aspects of EIE’s Internet Safety 101: Empowering Parents program, including program launch and management of the national campaign, contract management, program outreach, program budgeting, program reporting and monitoring, and the development and distribution of program materials.

• Operations Management – Responsible for administration and overall operation of EIE, including reviewing and evaluating the results of program activities; monitoring contractual obligations; allocating resources for greater program effectiveness and efficiency; developing organizational and administrative policies; maintaining official records and documents; and ensuring compliance with federal, state and local regulations.

• Employee Resource Management – Responsible for employee/contractor evaluations, motivation, hiring, firing, review training, and the overall organization and management of all staff and contractors.

• Financial Management – Responsible for the financial management of the corporation, including developing and improving reporting processes, system design, database management and quality control, and the development and implementation of the annual budget.

• Grant Management and Oversight- Responsible for managing multiple government, industry and foundation grants.

• Internet and Information Technology – Responsible for maintaining a working knowledge of significant developments and trends in Internet Safety, communications technologies, and related areas. Must also be familiar with office management hardware and software tools, and their effective application in a small office environment.

• Corporate Liaison and Community Relations – Oversight of Corporate Development efforts , including sponsors, partners, and affiliate organizations. Responsibilities may also include attending and/or functioning as CEO’s designee at task force and advisory board meetings.

• Sustainability – Responsible for developing and implementing plans approved by the CEO and Board of Directors that will ensure the continued impact and financial viability of EIE. This includes identifying and soliciting potential new funding resources and maintaining existing funding support from sponsors, partners, grants, and other donors, as deemed appropriate.

• General Counsel – Responsible for providing information, counsel, and operational updates to the CEO and Board of Directors, as required.

• Administrative Board Support – Responsible for support of all activities associated with the Board of Directors, including staffing for all Board meetings, meeting schedules, locations, development of meeting agendas and materials.

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: BA or BS degree and seven years of increasingly responsible administrative and operational experience, at least five of which shall have been in a senior management capacity. An MBA degree is a plus. Must have extensive senior leadership experience and a proven track record in team building. Must be able to manage rapid growth of Enough Is Enough.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, financial reports, legal documents, technical procedures, or governmental regulations for grants; write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; efficiently respond to questions from sponsors and partners, and members of the community; communicate effectively in both written and oral form; and, effectively present information to the CEO and Board of Directors.

OTHER KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Knowledge of the principles and techniques of research grant administration; contract administration and negotiation; fiscal and organizational management; principles and practices of marketing; public relations and communication; and experience in non-profit fundraising. Ability to plan, direct and coordinate activities; negotiate and administer contracts; work commercial vendors, government agencies, community groups and other organizations as necessary; communicate effectively in both written and oral forms; exhibit independent judgment in the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, procedures and policies.

How to Apply: Please send resume to Lillian Schoeppler via email at All applicants should present two personal and two professional letters of reference at interview.


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Americans United for Life Makes Big Hire: Bill Saunders

May 23, 2009 | By | No Comments

Well published and very expensive, Harvard JD, Bill Saunders has just been hired by Americans United for Life.

AUL’s, president and CEO, Charmaine Yoest, Ph.D., says,

We were lucky to get him.

The press release,

By Melanie Johnson | May 22, 2009


Washington, DC — William L. “Bill” Saunders today joined Americans United for Life (AUL) as Senior Counsel. Mr. Saunders will be leading the development of an international edition of AUL’s definitive legal guide Defending Life and contributing to AUL’s work on bioethics, rights of conscience, and end of life issues.

Dr. Charmaine Yoest, AUL President & CEO said: “I am very pleased Bill is joining our team. As a Harvard-trained attorney with extensive publications and a prominent reputation in the pro-life movement, Bill’s addition is a strategic move for AUL as we head into our next phase of development. He will be an important resource for us as we move toward the coming Supreme Court nomination.”

Mr. Saunders said: “It is a great honor to be a part of AUL, an organization with a reputation for excellence and unparalleled expertise. Working to expand the protection of human life beyond our national borders and to provide more resources to pro-life allies around the globe is a significant venture. This new project is critical as we see the targeted threats to life growing internationally.”

Mr. Saunders was featured in Harvard’s first Guide to Conservative Public Interest Law in 2003, and again in the 2008 edition, and he served on Harvard’s Advisory Committee for its 2008 celebration of public interest law.

He speaks and writes frequently on international law and life-related topics such as stem cell research and cloning. He has submitted testimony on several occasions to the President’s Council on Bioethics and has briefed Congressional staff multiple times on stem cell research and cloning. He delivered the annual J. Michael Miller Lecture at the University of St. Thomas (on international law) in February 2007, the annual R. Wayne Kraft Memorial Lecture (on bioethics) at DeSales University in February 2004, and the annual James Moore Lecture (on Sudan) at Millikin University in 1999. He has also lectured, and/or has been published, in many countries, including Italy, Germany, Poland, Slovakia, Mexico, Qatar, Malaysia, Romania, Hong Kong, and the United Kingdom.

President Bush appointed Mr. Saunders to serve on the United States delegation to the UN Special Session on Children in 2001-2002. In 2004, he served on the NGO Working Committee in connection with the Doha Intergovernmental Conference for the Family. He served on the organizing committee for the conferences of the World Congress of Families in Mexico City (2004), in Poland (2007), in Amsterdam (2009), and is a member of that organization’s Management Committee.

Mr. Saunders served previously as Senior Fellow, Human Rights Counsel, and Director of the Center for Human Life and Bioethics at the Family Research Council. He has also practiced law with the firm Covington and Burling and taught law at the Catholic University of America. A member of the Supreme Court bar, he has authored numerous legal briefs in state and federal (and foreign) courts.

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What To Do When Out of Work? Go Back to School.

May 9, 2009 | By | No Comments

jack_yoest_washington_post_2008.jpgThe best time to look for a job is when you have a job.

Question: But what if you don’t have a job?

How to look?

And what to do meanwhile?

Answer: Go back to school.

Alert Reader, FaceBook and Twitter Friend, Janet, asks Your Business Blogger(R) about a common challenge:

What do I do about gaps in employment history; gaps on my resume?

If you are in this situation here’s what the job seeker can do to ‘mind the gap.’

Enroll in a course at your local community college.

Your Business Blogger(R)

The Washington Post

Continuous learning is, well, continuous.

And it doesn’t have to be expensive.

Here are three FAB’s, the Features, Advantages and Benefits of going back to class.

If you have a job or not.

First Feature

Meet a professor


Learn subject matter.

Learn presentation — interview — life skills.

Get referrals.


Cheaper than a personal coach.

Get a character reference letter.

Get employed faster

Second Feature

Meet other inquisitive minds


Expand your Friend contact database.

Challenge assumptions.

Increased network of contacts for job referrals.


Faster learning.

Cheaper than a job placement agency.

Get employed faster

Third Feature

Regularly scheduled class times.


Encourages the student to get out of bed, out of the house.

Provides structure to the job seekers’ week.

Forces the student to walk past career counselors’ office.


Get more done in less time.

Spend less time in Starbucks.

Get employed faster.

The purpose of continuing education is the gaining of new knowledge, skills and abilities. But this is even more important when one is out of work. A perspective employer is going to ask you a number of questions.

The first question will be, “What are you doing now?”

The perfect answer is, “As I look for my next position, I am taking a business refresher course at my local community college.”

Remember: the best time to find a job is when you are working — going to class is your job.

You may be unemployed, but you are busy: You are using your time wisely while you look for work.

As it happens, the Northern Virginia Community College has the perfect solution to help you find your next job.

Sit in my class.

NOVA has openings in my Business 200 class, Principles of Management. We will meet every Monday & Wednesday nights at the Arlington Campus, near the Ballston Metro. Beginning July 1 for six weeks.

Alert Readers know that Your Business Blogger(R) charges outrageous fees for a two day management seminar.

The same instructor at NOVA will set you back about 100 bucks a credit hour or about 500 bucks fully loaded for a three credit-hour class.

Course topics

1. Intro to Management

2. History of Management

3. Organizational Environments and Culture

4. Ethics and Social Responsibility

5. Planning and Decision Making

6. Organizational Strategy

7. Innovation and Change

8. Global Management

9. Designing Adaptive Organizations

10. Managing Teams

11. Managing Human Resource System

12. Managing Individuals and a Diverse Workforce

13. Motivation

14. Leadership

15. Managing Communication

16. Control

17. Managing Information

18. Managing Service and Manufacturing Operations

Call now to register. Operators are standing by.

Or apply on-line.

This summer afternoon class is the perfect capstone after hours and allows the student to job hunt early in the early in the day.

Come join my class. And get employed faster.


Thank you (foot)notes:

For more on your job search: tattoos, lying, resume enhancement and trick questions follow links below.

Read Job Search? PASS This Test

See how “Sarah” is getting it right. To get your next job, assignment or project PASS this test! See how the mythical composite Sarah learned new behaviors to find new opportunities.

As first appeared in The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Virginia, January 20, 2002

To get a job, first get a plan and then get busy…

Your Business Blogger(R) is of a certain age from a certain generation with teenage children and is confused by various body art. I do not understand tattoos. (Except on my dad, who was in the Navy…) A future employer also may not understand body art. Not even Starbucks.

What is the first question hiring managers ask themselves? Get a Blog; Get Hired — And the First Question

The Lie: A Guide to Fibbing in the Job Interview, it’s not what you think.

Here’s what your interviewer is really looking for, Job Interview: How To Tell If the Candidate Will Lie, Cheat, Steal?

There is actually controversy on hiring competence, Hiring Super Stars vs Tolerating Turkeys

Be sure to ask some questions in your job interview, Job Interview: 3 Questions for Your Prospective Boss.

Yes, High School still counts. Forever. What’s the One Best Question to Ask a Job Candidate?

Why Were You Really Hired? The Two Qualities That Count.

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Career Management: Get a Promotion; Get a Job

April 7, 2009 | By | No Comments

The Ultimate Human Resource Management: Your Own.

You are in control of your own career. Start now.

Learn how to earn that promotion. Learn how to get that job.

On April 29, 2009 from 11am to 12:15 a career management seminar will be conducted at The NOVA Theater at the Alexandria Campus of the Northern Virginia Community College.

Save the date. The seminar is at no-charge and is open to the public. Space is limited and registration is required. Email me to hold your seat.

We will cover:

The five rules to getting promoted:

1) Don’t make the boss nervous.

2) Deliver Completed Staff Work.

3) Adopt the US Army’s definition of discipline (and it’s not what you think).

4) Find a friend.

5) Get your boss promoted.

Your next big job. It will be:

A) From someone you know (slightly).

B) A created position.

C) In high technology.

The thoughtful professional knows that he is constantly selling his knowledge, skills and abilities to his boss and to his peers.

The professional knows also that each position on the company organization chart can be an opportunity to be groomed with a track record of success — to move easily to a higher level…or another company.

The professional in a job search has the choice of pro-actively conducting a sales and marketing campaign to move to his next assignment by selling the intangible of his talent.

If the seminar attendee is on the job market, his choice is networking or not working.

The seminar reviews the steps needed to secure more responsibility within an organization or even another position inside his company — or outside his current employer.

The purpose of this career management seminar is to increase your value to your current employer and to your future company.

And to prepare the attendee to move and to be ready to change jobs in a fast changing, uncertain world.

Who: Professionals interested in earning a promotion or seeking increased responsibilities or in conducting a job search.

What: The career management seminar will equip the attendee with strategies and tactics on how to increase the attendees’ value in the marketplace of talent and to command greater compensation in another position.

When: Wednesday, April 29, 2009, 11:00am to 12:15pm

Where: Northern Virginia Community College,

Alexandria Campus, campus map

The NOVA Theater; the new Bisdorf Auditorium, room 196

3001 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311 street map

Why: To enable the attendee to gain the greatest return on the attendees’ time and talent in his income-producing career.

Cost: No Charge. Register here at Space is limited.

Jack Yoest, Adjunct Professor of Business at NOVA and President of Management Training of DC, LLC, is a former Armored Cavalry Officer in Combat Arms. For over 30 years he has managed software, health care and international human resource management companies. His experience spans the military, Fortune 500, government, start-ups, non-profits, media and academia.

He conducts career management training for professionals in industries from law to government, from for-profit businesses to non-for-profit organizations, from military to media.

He has participated in hundreds of personal interviews of job candidates and has been instrumental in the hiring of thousands of employees.

Jack also served in the Governor’s Office of the Commonwealth Virginia as Assistant Secretary for Health and Human Resources where he acted as the Chief Technology Officer for the secretariat. He was responsible for the successful Year 2000 (Y2K) conversion for the 16,000-employee unit.

He was also a sales account manager with a medical device start-up and helped move sales from zero to over $12 million, opening over 300 accounts, resulting in a buy-out by Johnson & Johnson.

Jack has consulted across industries and in China and India.

Questions?, or call Jack at 202.215.2434.

Come to this class.

Parking info at the jump.


Thank you (foot)notes and suggested class reading:

Four steps to getting a job.

Helping sentences for employee evaluations.

Tattoos on your job search.

The secret on how to get a letter of recommendation.

Save the Date: April 29, 2007

Please pass this link on to a friend who might be interested.

Event registration is also available to Friends on Facebook.

Details also at Management Training of DC, LLC.

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Save The Date 29 April: Career Management; Get Promoted, Find a Job

March 31, 2009 | By | One Comment

The Ultimate Human Resource Management: Your Own.

Learn how to earn that promotion. Learn how to get that job.

On April 29 from 11am to 12:15 a career management seminar will be conducted at The NOVA Theater at the Alexandria Campus of the Northern Virginia Community College.

Save the date. Seminar is at no-charge and open to the public. Registration is required.

There are five rules to getting promoted:

1) Don’t make the boss nervous.

2) Completed Staff Work.

3) Adopt the US Army’s definition of discipline (and it’s not what you think).

4) Find a friend.

5) Get your boss promoted.

Your next big job will be:

A) From someone you know (slightly).

B) A created position.

C) In high technology.

The purpose of the seminar is to increase your value to your current company so that additional responsibility will, like a magic cape, float down from on high and rest lightly on your shoulders.

And to prepare the attendee to move and to be ready to change jobs in a fast changing, bailed-out world.

Please pass this link on to a friend who might be interested.

Details will follow here and to Friends on Facebook.

Details also at Management Training of DC, LLC.


Thank you (foot)notes:

Four steps to getting a job.

Helping sentences for employee evaluations.

Tattoos on your job search.

The secret on how to get a letter of recommendation.