4 Time Management Tips For The Chronically Overworked

These days, "overworked" is the new normal, and learning to manage your time wisely is the key to getting ahead in today's 24/7 work environment.

The truth is, you won't ever have more hours in a day, or fewer tasks to fulfill, but if you master your time and use it efficiently, you'll feel less pressure and less overwhelmed.

4 Things You Should Remember About Body Language

What do people see when you walk into a room? Hopefully they see a confident, successful business owner. But if you're not careful, your body language may be projecting a very different image.
"You are in control of [the message] you are sending out," Barbara Pachter writes in her book The Essentials Of Business Etiquette. "I believe that if you project a confident, credible, composed image, people will respond to you as if you are all those things. Who cares what you are feeling on the inside?"

Here's What An Interviewer Really Means When They Ask 'What Is Your Greatest Weakness?

In interviews, some questions are strategically placed to either make or break a job candidate.

Brainteaser questions are meant to see if you can think on your feet. Situational questions are supposed to reveal your problem-solving abilities. 

To adequately provide answers, you need to understand why the questions are asked, says Richard N. Bolles in his book "What Color Is Your Parachute? 2014 Edition: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers.

"Throughout the interview, keep in mind that employers don't really care about your past. They only ask about it in order to try to predict your future (behavior) with them if they decide to hire you," he writes.

"Before you answer the question the employer asks, you should pause to think, 'What fear about the future caused them to ask this question about my past?'"

In his book, Bolles provides explanations behind why the common questions below are asked:

Interview questions

"Tell me about yourself."

Why the question is asked: The employer is afraid there is something wrong with you and is hoping you will blurt it out.

"What kind of work are you looking for?"

Why the question is asked: The employer is afraid that you are looking for a job different than the position they are trying to fill. For example, the company may be looking for an assistant and they can tell from your answer whether you'll be OK doing admin work or if you actually aspire to be an office supervisor.

"Why did you leave your last job?" or "How did you get along Why the question is asked: The employer is afraid you don't get along well with people, especially bosses, and is just waiting for you to "bad-mouth" your previous boss or coworkers as proof of that.

"How is your health?" or "How much were you absent from work during your last job?"

Why the question is asked: The employer is afraid you'll be absent from Careers More: Interview Questions Job Hunting Employment
by Vivian Giang


Charlotte Empowering Today's Professional Networking Meeting Update

We have a new location that we will be hosting our monthly networking meeting.  
We will let you know the exact date and time. 

Varick Conference Center
3165 Zion's Renaissance Lane 28269 Charlotte, NC 28208. 704 714-1464.

Job Postings -

Email: Purshotam.Nautiyal@artechinfo.com

"Job Title - Cyber Security Architect (mid to Senior level) Location- Dallas TX, Charlotte NC, Chicago IL, New York NY Duration- 6 months (Contract to Permanent) Job Description Secure Coding with Java Platform is Must - Individual need to Provided Application Security best practices to developers on how to design secure code (Java, J2EE C/C++ and .NET) Candidate will be performing forensic analysis of fraud cases - will need Java development skills with an empasis on secure coding - ideal candidate will have CISSP experience. Primary Responsibilities: Looking for a person with true passion for cyber security with attention to details and drive to improve. The person’s responsibilities would include to perform forensic analysis of potential fraudulent activities, identify weaknesses in existing application and process, come up with solutions to enhance existing products. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Act as a security adviser to architecture and development teams. Ability to develop data structures and identify patterns that can be used to detect fraudulent activity. Required Skills: - Proficient in understanding and writing complex regular expressions. - Development skills including shell and Perl scripting, ability to write SQL, java/j2ee development with emphasis on secure coding, systems programming. - Good understanding of concepts such as authentication, authorization and access control models. - Excellent knowledge of TCP/IP and encryption (SSL) protocols and understanding DDOS type attacks and remediation. - Perform cyber fraud detection tasks, analyze fraud cases and develop new detection strategies on emerging fraud techniques. - Research, identify and offer suggestions to address and resolve issues with a focus on cyber fraud detection and prevention. - Provide expertise on the coordination, development, improvement and implementation of the IT security risk management program and on risk mitigation strategies - Participate on and lead threat risk assessment projects, and new initiatives - Formulates architectural design, functional specifications, interfaces and documentation of hardware or software systems considering system interrelationships, operating modes and software or equipment configurations. Please send me your updated resume and call me at 973-967-3592 Purshotam (Puru) Nautiyal Sr. Associate Staffing 240 Cedar Knolls Road, Suite 100 | Cedar Knolls, NJ 07927 Office: 973.967.3592 | Fax: 973.998.2599 Email: Purshotam.Nautiyal@artechinfo.com | Website: www.artechinfo.com Artech is the #10 Largest IT Staffing Company in the US!"

Comments- From -the of ETP Director of Volunteer Services

Being involved with Empowering Today's Professionals (ETP) has not only help me developed myself as the CEO of Me but also given me the steps of being a great volunteer.   

As the ETP Director of Volunteer Services I have been given a wonderful opportunity to be surrounded by great individuals.  The interesting thing about being a part of an excellent organization you are treated with respect, integrity, and dignity. 

What I have learned about this organization is no matter where you are if you have a problem, you need assistance all you have to do is pick up the phone, send an email, or raise a little white flag our members are right there to help you any way they can.  This is the type of organization that I am fortunate to be involved with. 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Job Search Educational Non-Profit Celebrates National Volunteer Week

Contact:  Phyllis Shelton,
Public Relations Director
Empowering Today's Professionals
Tel: 646-201-6597
Web: www.ETPnetwork.org
Job Search Educational Non-Profit Celebrates National Volunteer Week

 Successfully complimenting colleges, technical schools and MBA programs with proven 21st century job search and career management training, Empowering Today's Professionals
recognizes its 100% volunteer work force.

New York, NY April 26, 2013 – Addressing the importance and impact of volunteering, President Barrack Obama stated in a recent proclamation "National Volunteer Week is a time to renew that fundamentally American idea of service and responsibility. It is also a time to recognize the men, women, and children who bring that principle into practice every day by lifting up the people around them.  Volunteering rates are the highest they have been in years. More Americans are answering the call to serve -- not for fanfare or  attention, but because they want to give back. And as they do, they are making our communities stronger. They are boosting  local economies. And they are building ladders of opportunity for those who need them most."

Founded in 2004 by successful speaker and coach, Rod Colon, Empowering Today's Professionals (ETP) has been celebrating all week by recognizing its volunteers.  Rod explains "ETP teaches people how to take control of their careers in the same way a chief executive officer directs all critical operations of a large corporation. Our mission has been to impact students and professionals globally to manage their careers – by owning it. Becoming a Non-Profit Organization gives ETP resources to continue our commitment to empowering today’s and tomorrow’s professionals globally."

Sponsored by Points of Light Institute — National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each subsequent year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events have been happening throughout this week.

ETP Board of Advisor member, Ruth Harenchar states "I am glad to be involved with ETP being an educational community service non-profit organization that teaches professionals to run their career as the CEO of ME Inc..  As a former ETP board member spearheading the volunteer team that resulted in ETP being certified as a 501c3 tax-exempt charitable organization was an awesome experience. Volunteering for ETP helps train more people in the methodology and concepts of being CEO of Me Inc.  Volunteers reinforce what they’ve already learned as well as learn from others.

 "Volunteers are the rocket fuel that propels Empowering Today's Professionals.  Our volunteers and non-profit status truly facilitate being able to expand our support, training and mentoring of professionals worldwide with  program development focused on 21st century job search training and life time career management programs that are not taught in colleges, technical schools or MBA programs." says ETP Executive Director Carl E. Reid

As part of this celebration, ETP published a Volunteer Directory on it's web site www.ETPnetwork.org for public recognition. The directory highlights volunteers, while allowing anyone to expand their networking sphere of influence by clicking on each volunteer's LinkedIn profile to make a connection.

Lamplighter Editor-in-Chief Adelaida (Aida) Rodriguez says "Today, I am proud to say that the Lamplighter Newsletter has  helped promote ETP’s tenets on job search to its members and colleagues by the utilization of good networking and various social media."

The book Win The Race for 21st Century Jobs by Rod Colon is the ETP training manual that has inspired thousands to land jobs and close business deals. This book is used as a reference guide for all ETP training programs, which volunteer Faculty members share.

As I learned being around Empowering Today's Professionals' leaders, volunteering with organizations has helped me develop quite a few new clients.  ETP has a an awesome volunteer benefits package that is 2nd to none." states successful entrepreneur and ETP Director of Volunteer Services, Amanda Sherman.

About Empowering Today's Professionals
The mission of ETP Network is to encourage, train, support, mentor and advise fellow CEOs of ME, Incorporated in all aspects of defined responsibilities to their personal Board of Directors. ETP's proven education programs and methodologies guide each member through "HOW" to specifically land a job and develop self empowering career management goals.
Email: Membership[AT]etpnetwork[DOT]org * Tel: 732-367-5580 * Web: www.ETPnetwork.org


Lamplighter Volume 5 Issue 2 April-May 2013 - My Own Destiny – Life as an Entrepreneur

By Amanda Sherman

When you first start realizing that what you have been doing is really not your career but a regular JOB, ask yourself, "What do I really want to do with my life?" I have struggled with that question throughout my working years.

In trying to get answer to this question, I have listened to several professionals by attending seminars, reading books, taking courses, and listening to the advice of fami-ly and friends. And yet, I’m still in a dilemma about what I want to do with my career. Well, I finally came to a decision that . . . I want to be in charge of my own des-tiny!  (to read more - click on the Lamplighter Newsletter link go to page 12)

Job Postings - CA, MD, MA, NY, NC, DC

Associate Director of Philanthropy

Trust for Public Land
San Francisco, California

The Philanthropy Associate is responsible for supporting California-based fundraisers and all aspects of the philanthropy program in California. This includes assisting the California Director of Philanthropy and other philanthropy staff with donor cultivation, solicitation and recognition; donor events, the management of donor tracking in the fundraising database; conducting research on donors and prospects; scheduling meetings, travel, and appointments; and assistance in the production of donor communications.

Job Listings - Variety of Positions

Job Title:  Financial Services Technician

Department: Department of the Army

Agency: Army National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number:13-196

SALARY RANGE: $42,960.00 to $55,844.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 to Friday, April 26, 2013

SERIES & GRADE: GS-0503-08

POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Indefinite


DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location: Columbia, SC United States

WHO MAY APPLY: This position is open to current members of the South Carolina Army National Guard

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Job Title: 2013 Educator Career Program (ECP) - DDESS

Department: Department of Defense

Agency: Department of Defense Education Activity

Job Announcement Number:DoDEA-HQ-868909

SALARY RANGE: $77,834.00 to $144,951.00 / School Year

OPEN PERIOD: Monday, April 01, 2013 to Friday, April 26, 2013

SERIES & GRADE: AD-1710-00

POSITION INFORMATION: Multiple Schedules - Multiple Appointment Types


Few vacancies in the following location(s):

· Columbia, SC United States

· Guantanamo Bay Cuba

· Fort Benning, GA United States

· Beaufort, SC United States

· Fort Buchanan, PR United States

· Columbia, SC

· Guantanamo Bay Cuba

· Fort Benning, GA

· Beaufort, SC

· Fort Buchanan, PR

· Quantico, VA

· West Point, NY

· Fort Campbell, KY

· Fort Knox, KY

· Fort Bragg, NC

· Camp Lejeune, NC

· Dahlgren, VA

· Fort Stewart, GA

· Fort Rucker, AL

· Maxwell AFB, AL

· Aguadilla, PR

WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens

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Job Title: Peer Specialist

Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs

Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration

Job Announcement Number:OE-13-TMH-859197

SALARY RANGE: $34,907.00 to $61,678.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD: Friday, March 15, 2013 to Tuesday, December 31, 2013

SERIES & GRADE: GS-0102-06



DUTY LOCATIONS: 2 vacancies in the following location(s):

Greenville, SC United States

Columbia, SC United States

WHO MAY APPLY: Veterans who have recovered or are recovering from a mental health condition. * See qualification requirements.

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Job Title: IT Specialist (NETWORK)

Department: Department of the Air Force

Agency: Air National Guard Units (Title 32)

Job Announcement Number: NCAF-13-006

SALARY RANGE: $59,339.00 to $77,138.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD: Friday, March 15, 2013 to Wednesday, April 17, 2013

SERIES & GRADE: GS-2210-11

POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Indefinite

DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location: Charlotte, NC United States

WHO MAY APPLY: Open to areas 1, 2 and 3


The National Guard is the oldest component of the Armed Forces of the United States. Since the earliest American colonial days, citizens have joined together for collective defense. We have a proud tradition of coming to the aid of our friends and neighbors in times of serious emergencies. Join our National Guard team and serve your nation, your State and your community!

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Job Title: Supervisory IT Specialist

Department: Department Of The Treasury

Agency: Internal Revenue Service

Job Announcement Number: 13CE8-ITX0239-2210-01-AD

SALARY RANGE: $96,960.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD: Monday, February 11, 2013 to Monday, August 12, 2013

SERIES & GRADE: IR-2210-01




7 vacancies in the following location(s):

· Atlanta, GA

· Florence, KY

· Lanham, MD

· Detroit, MI

· Brookhaven, NY

· Atlanta, GA,

· Florence, KY

· Lanham, MD

· Detroit, MI

· Brookhaven, NY

· Charlotte, NC

· Philadelphia, PA

· Austin, TX

· Farmers Branch, TX

· Ogden, UT

· Martinsburg, WV


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Job Title: Supervisory Information Technology Specialist (Project Manager)

Department: Department Of The Treasury

Agency: Internal Revenue Service

Job Announcement Number: 13CE7-ITX0232-2210-03-PK

SALARY RANGE: $113,735.00 to $155,500.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD: Monday, February 11, 2013 to Monday, August 12, 2013

SERIES & GRADE: IR-2210-03




· 2 vacancies in the following location(s):

o Atlanta, GA

o Florence, KY

o Lanham, MD

o Detroit, MI

o Brookhaven, NY

o Atlanta, GA

o Florence, KY

o Lanham, MD

o Detroit, MI

o Brookhaven, NY

o Charlotte, NC

o Philadelphia, PA

o Austin, TX

o Farmers Branch, TX

o Ogden, UT

o Martinsburg, WV


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