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We Are Proud of Our Interns

At DMD & Associates we are very proud to interact with students from our community. As a career consulting firm, we understand that internships are an incredibly important part of a students learning and growth. We are incredibly proud to have offered internship experiences for over twenty years. Our interns from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and Tulane University had a wonderful spirit and provided great insights for our company. Thank you for your hard work!

Welcome SHRM Annual Conference 2017!

This year the National Society for Human Resource Management is hosting their Annual Conference and Exposition here in New Orleans June 18-21! With keynote speakers such as Laszlo Bock, Sr. VP of People Operations Google, Laila Ali, World Champion Athlete, Patrick Lencioni, Founder and President of The Table Group, and Kat Cole, Group President of Focus Brands, this event is not to be missed!

We are always looking forward to these conventions because they offer us a chance to learn of industry updates and trends, learn of new new resources for our clients, and develop relationships with some of Human Resource’s top movers and shakers!

We are especially excited this year to see a personal and leadership development break out sessions which will focus on branding yourself in the work place in order to develop your career.

Learn more about the event here

Wondering What to Put on Your Resume? Age is an Asset

If you are wondering what to put on your resume – and what you shouldn’t put on your resume, we have some helpful advice. After all – age is an asset, not a limitation.

Let’s say you’re about to attach your resume and hit send to apply for that job you’ve been eyeing for the past week-and instead you hit the panic button in your mind. You check your resume one last time and wonder, “Should I include the dates of my graduation and specific dates of my work history, or will that reveal my age?”

What To Put On Your Resume

Showing your age is a common question for many when filling out online applications. However, your age should never be a limitation, rather an asset. Why? Read on…

You have experience.

Your college graduation date is no competition for the years of experience you have under your belt. Use this to your advantage by listing your recent and relatable work history, specifically the transferable skills that are beneficial to the job for which you are applying. Take action and remember you ARE good enough.

To keep or not to keep your graduation date.

Age discrimination concerns aside, it’s irrelevant information. Unless you are a recent graduate, your exact year of graduation is not the focus of hiring managers. The asset you possess is the degree itself, not the year is was awarded.

In fact, it’s so common to leave the year of graduation off that you needn’t worry it will look as though you’re hiding something.

Your resume will SPEAK.

What to put on your resume is a hard question to answer, but it is easy to do so when you are able to showcase your personal brand. Your resume is your opportunity to showcase your Skills, Personality, Experience, Accomplishments, and Knowledge of what makes you the standout candidate. Additionally, while having the experience and skills to represent what you have done, it is just as important to focus on what you can do that will benefit company.

Do keep work dates.

Although it’s not necessary to include your graduation date from college, including dates from your past and recent work experience can enhance your chances of impressing your future employer. Employers want to track your past work history and using dates only enhances rather than diminishes your chances of landing the job.

“Being confident and believing in your own self-worth is necessary to achieving your potential.” –Sheryl Sandberg, CEO of Facebook

How a Good Serving of OATS Makes for a Successful Job Search

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Successful Job Search

If you’re like most women, you start your mornings off with a nice, healthy breakfast. Preferably, something quick but wholesome and delicious to help you start the day off right. Might I suggest a warm bowl of OATS? These OATS, however, provide you with essential nutrients to have the most successful job search, every time.

– Objective for the day or week or hour. At the beginning of your day, it is important to write down your objective(s), as this will help you keep in mind your goal(s) while searching for that particular job.

A – Actions required to meet objective. As important as it is to have objectives, you must also note what actions are needed in order to accomplish each objective. What steps are involved? What does this job require?

T – Time required to complete actions. Now that you have your objective(s) and you know what actions are required, how much time is needed to complete those actions? Give yourself a time frame in which each objective will be completed and then plot it out in your calendar. You may want to add 20% to the timing of your actions in the beginning, while you are getting organized in a new job search.

S – Schedule it – put it in writing. The final step is to write it all down. Write down your objective(s), the actions and time required to accomplish each. This is a great way to keep track of what you have completed. I suggest putting your schedule into your calendar just like you would projects and meetings at work.

Starting your successful job search with a nice serving of OATS is sure to help you be more productive, organized, and stress free. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so give it a try!

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