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August 24, 2018

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Categories: LandaJob news

How to Change Fields or Industries These days it’s quite common for people to change jobs every five or so years. But are they changing industries? Going into a whole new field? Sometimes, yes. It takes a little more work, but it can be done. Maybe you got into a field you found you really […]

August 16, 2018

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Categories: LandaJob news

How Do I Explain a Termination at a Job Interview? Right up front. The best way to deal with this uncomfortable situation at a job interview, is to address it immediately. First of all, why were you terminated? If the company was down-sized or a product line was eliminated or the company just went through […]

August 6, 2018

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Categories: LandaJob news

How you ever asked Alexis to play a certain song? Or asked Siri for directions? Then you’ve interacted with a form of artificial intelligence (AI). AI is different from automated response programs, for example, you call the gas company and the machine is pre-programmed for a specific response based on your input. Siri and Alexis are […]

July 26, 2018

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Categories: LandaJob news

Team Building ( that may actually help build teams ) Team building has been around for a long time. It’s been proven over and over that people who like each other work better as team members. Better teams translate directly into better products, more efficient processes and better bottom lines. So, how do you build teams without […]

July 18, 2018

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Categories: LandaJob news

What’s happening at LandaJob? A LOT! Transition of ownership was completed June 1 to Mark Perrin, a long-term Kansas City based advertising executive. BUT . . . Landa continues in her role as does Ralph, Kathryn and Sydney. PLUS, we have a new team member. Suzanne Wolff joined us two weeks ago as a recruiter […]

February 27, 2018

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Tags: best practices, networking

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Categories: Best Practices

In the past, we’ve written about appropriate body language for job interviews. Now let’s talk a little about body language for networking. First a reminder: over half of what we communicate comes from our body language, so it pays to think about this. Some of these tips will be similar to what we suggested for interviews, […]

February 8, 2018

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Categories: LandaJob news

The LandaJob team has been staying busy in the office and throughout the community. Kathryn has been tapped by KC IABC to join their board of directors in the role of student and education relations chair. She has been supporting KC IABC outreach activities to students on college campuses for several years as a volunteer, […]

Decades ago, our workplace model looked like this: you went to college, accepted a job at a company, worked there for the next forty or fifty years, then retired. That has obviously changed. People are changing jobs more frequently; sometimes out of necessity, sometimes out of desire for variety, flexibility, or growth. And the role […]

February 8, 2018

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Tags: dear landa

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Categories: Newsletter - Dear Landa

Another installment of advice to the joblorn, where questions are sometimes real, sometimes not – but try to imagine the ones we can’t print. Dear Landa, I recently witnessed a co-worker getting a really nice raise and a better title—all because she told the powers-that-be about a job offer she had from a competing firm […]

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