Archive for the ‘Articles – From Chessmen Career Movers’ Category

The 90-Second Hire

September 11th, 2013 | Posted in 2013, Articles - From Chessmen Career Movers

The 90-Second Hire  By Richard M. Knappen, President, Chessmen Career Movers  Did you know that 33% of decision makers know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether they will hire someone?  It is called the “first impression,” and it had better be done correctly!  Be aware that the number one question most likely […]

The 70-20-10 Rank and Yank System

July 1st, 2013 | Posted in 2013, Articles - From Chessmen Career Movers

The “70 – 20 – 10” Rank and Yank System By Richard M. Knappen, CEO, Chessmen Career Movers Why are some employees promoted, others terminated, and others stay in the same job and never seem to go anywhere?   Does management have a process for determining who goes where, or out the door?   Yes, there are […]

Will Your Coworkers in the Future be a Robot?

June 27th, 2013 | Posted in 2013, Articles - From Chessmen Career Movers

Will Your Coworkers in The Future be a Robot? By Richard M. Knappen, President, Chessmen Career Movers Jump on the Bandwagon. Join the chorus. Robots are here to stay, and according to many experts will take over many tasks in the coming years. Where are Robots used? They are everywhere. They have been in the […]

Tattoo, Body Piercings, Oddly-Colored Hair and the Job Interview

June 27th, 2013 | Posted in 2013, Articles - From Chessmen Career Movers

Tattoo, Body Piercings, Oddly-Colored Hair and the Job Interview  By Richard M. Knappen, President, Chessmen Career Movers You want to assert your individuality.  You want to be different from the norm.  You want to stand out in the crowd.  A tattoo illustrates strong feelings that you have; your body piercing makes you different, and individual, […]

The Case For Hiring Ex-Military

June 27th, 2013 | Posted in 2013, Articles - From Chessmen Career Movers

The Case for Hiring Ex-Military By Richard M. Knappen, President, Chessmen Career Movers The unemployment rate for former military is reportedly more than 10%, which higher than the national rate.  This is a tragedy.   One of the possibilities for this high unemployment of ex-military is that folks in the “Civilian World” fail to understand the […]

Job Interview Checklist

June 27th, 2013 | Posted in 2013, Articles - From Chessmen Career Movers

Job Interview Checklist By Richard M. Knappen, President, Chessmen Career Movers You applied for the job, and Congratulations!!, you were called by the Company’s Human Resources In-House Recruiter, and were successfully screened on the telephone.   A face-to-face interview is scheduled for Thursday of next week.  Now what should you do?  You prepare. What should you […]

Work Values Employers Seek

June 27th, 2013 | Posted in 2013, Articles - From Chessmen Career Movers

Work Value Employers Seek  By Richard M. Knappen, President, Chessmen Career Movers What are some of the soft skills that employers seek when hiring?  What are the personal values, personality traits, characteristics, and internal abilities, and one’s overall individual thinking processes?   Yes, the employer may want you to know various software packages, have expertise utilizing […]

An EZ Skill That Last’s a Lifetime: “Making Change” CORRECTLY

April 10th, 2013 | Posted in 2013, Articles - From Chessmen Career Movers

An EZ Skill That Last’s a Lifetime:  “Making Change” CORRECTLY!    By Richard M. Knappen, President, Chessmen Career Movers Breakfast at an upscale restaurant near my work has always been something I cherish.  It is my time for myself.  My time to ponder.  My time to prepare myself for the day ahead. Two weeks ago my […]

Job Search Jiu-Jitsu

March 18th, 2013 | Posted in 2013, Articles - From Chessmen Career Movers

Woop!   Pow!  Sock!   Zing!   Bamb!  It is time to start your job search!  Are you prepared for the battle of your life?  You’d better be!  Get the gloves out!  Practice your moves.  Put on your fighting suit, your “Gi.” Using your best Jiu-Jitsu moves, you Wrap, you Hook, you Sweep, you utilize a Spider Guard.  […]

How Long Will It Take – to find a job?

March 12th, 2013 | Posted in 2013, Articles - From Chessmen Career Movers

How Long Will It Take? By Richard M. Knappen Bernice recently lost her job.  Her email said, “I have been working for a long period of time, and I am enjoying my time off, getting my house in order, and taking care of my family.” Although she was interested in returning to work in the […]