Ilona Vanderwoude

Name: Ilona Vanderwoude Twitter: @CareerBranches LinkedIn: /in/IlonaVanderwoude Personal Website/Blog: www.careerbranches.com www.careerbranches.com/blog Bio: Ilona (“rhymes with Fiona”) Vanderwoude’s passion is helping modern-day “Renaissance Personalities” – those with highly diverse skills and interests – create exciting lives and careers. As a Career Designer, she guides her clients in crafting unusual life and career plans, helps them fit a million passions into one lifetime, and provides the tactical support to actually make it happen. Ilona founded CareerBranches in 2001, is a nationally published author, and holds elite resume-writing and coaching credentials (she’s one of 28 Master Resume Writers worldwide). The bottom line is she shows her clients how to branch out and live the life they didn’t think was possible for them. What's your favorite career related quote? "Not making a choice is also a choice." (Unknown) What's your favorite part about being a CAREEREALISM-Approved Career Expert? I enjoy providing real-time answers via the Twitter Advice Project and getting a peek into my colleagues' heads through their answers. Articles written by this expert: Resolutions Schmesolutions: 3 Steps to Attain Results Still Not Sure 'What to Be When You Grow Up?' Changing Careers? Zig-zag Your Way into New Territory! Make Your Resume Stand Out in Today’s Job Market [Part 1] Make Your Resume Stand Out in Today’s Job Market [Part 2] Defining the 'Renaissance Personality' Networking: The Real (Or)Deal! Are These Personal Patterns Sabotaging Your Job or Career Transition? Tips to Avoid this Huge Branding Mistake Finding the Fun in Your Job Search Why You Shouldn’t Live for Your Resume What’s Confidence Got to Do With It? 3 Signs You Need to Break Up with Your Resume Writer Feeling Stuck in Your Career? Take Action!

When most people think of Nike, they think of shoes, retail stores, and, of course, athletes. That's all true, but there's more. Behind Nike's walls, you'll find the doers and thinkers who design, create, and innovate every day. There are also data scientists who discover and leverage athlete insights to create the future of sport.

You might be surprised to learn about the impact you can have in Data & Analytics at Nike versus at a major tech giant. Nike employees get to work on a wide array of challenges, so if you're obsessed with math, science, computers, and/or data, and you love sport, these stories may inspire you to work at Nike.

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Employee loyalty is something every company longs for. It's estimated employee turnover costs as much as 130-200% of an employee's salary. When a talented, knowledgeable, trained employee leaves, it's bad for business. And, when lots of them leave, it can be the kiss of death.

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the interview situation one of our viewers, Remi submitted. He was in an interview and was asked the question: How many cows are there in Canada right now? - What a weird question but this is a technique that some hiring managers are using these days.

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If you saw our first video, you might have heard about the awkward situation one of our viewers, Kevin submitted. He is a college student who's working a part time job to make ends meet. The manager/owner of the company has become a micro-manager who watches him work on camera and reads his company emails. A bit over the top wouldn't you say?

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All work and no play can create a tense and unwelcoming environment. Studies have shown that employers that offer additional perks have employees that are happier and more loyal to their place of employment. If you are looking for an employer that acknowledges how important it is to give its employees a place to de-stress and bond with their co-workers, check out these companies!

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In this week's episode of "Well This Happened", we want to know what you would do if you worked for an owner who micro-manages you my watching you work on camera and reading through your company emails.

We want YOU to be the career coach and tell us which one is the RIGHT answer!

Think you know? Vote below, and stay tuned for later this week when we announce the right answer (and why the other ones are wrong).

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