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Torin's Thoughts

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Wrapped tight. In finance, a margin is collateral that the holder of a position in securities, options, or futures contracts has to deposit to cover the credit risk of his counter part (most often his broker).

Wrapped tight. In the world of professional employment or entrepreneurship, how much in terms of collateral (loosely defined) must you deposit in order to cover the risk associated with your role? The answer might surprise you.

Wrapped tight you'd then attempt to determine the broker in each scenario. Someone out there is calling the shots - should you continue to trust them? That answer might too surprise you.
Let's keep it moving!

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Featured Candidate 
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Sharp California Attorney Seeking General Counsel Opportunities

Experienced multilingual attorney with strong business development, client retention, and litigation skills. He was most recently associated with the general business, entertainment, and civil and criminal litigation firm Atkins & Evans. He was an associate attorney responsible for legal matters involving Ford Motor Company, State Farm Insurance, and Kaiser Permanente.

Responsible for bringing major clients, such as Southern California Edison and McDonnell Douglas, into the firm. He also researched commercial ventures in Latin America and southern Africa for American firms.  

This candidate speaks Spanish and Portuguese and is interested in working with American and foreign firms in telecommunications, media & entertainment, and public infrastructure fields in Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, southern Europe, and throughout Latin America and Asia.  

This candidate holds a Bachelor’s Degree in history and Spanish from Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., and a Law Degree from U.C. Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law.  Interested in this candidate?

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Take a glimpse at our current listings:

Director - Talent Management & Leadership Development (Ohio)
Director - Executive Compensation (Atlanta)
Business Leader - Consumer Products Development (Baltimore)
Business Development Manager (Seattle)
General Manager - Human Capital Solutions (Various Cities)

View these and other listings on the Mosaic Job Board - upload your confidential resume there as well and join our Mosaic communityShow me the Jobs!

Blueprint for Success - Executive Profile

Ben Berry: Leading the Way in IT Excellence
By Lisa Peyton Caire, Mosaic Blueprint Contributing Writer

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Chief Information Officer                  
Oregon Department of Transportation

Salem, Oregon                                         


Mr. Berry, you’ve managed to lead a highly successful career that spans more than 30 years and cuts across the domains of business, technology, science, healthcare, transportation, telecommunications, aerospace/defense and more. What started you on this unique path and to the ranks of leadership you enjoy today?

I had good mentors!  While still in Junior High, my dad took me to his California Aerospace company’s open house Technology Day.  I still remember seeing the mainframe that filled the entire room, so much so that the numerous tape drives lined the hallways as we strolled by.  I was pretty impressed with this first sight of technology.  Years later when I enrolled in an Oregon High School, the Junior Achievement organization for young adults was sponsored by IBM.  I attended a tour of one of the IBM data centers.  I think being exposed to technology and science at an early age set my stage and foundation to drive toward a career in the sciences and technology.  I believe the roles and positions I have been fortunate to have are a direct response to this early introduction and mentoring.   

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By Shawn E. Gilleylen

You are granted an interview because the employer believes you are a good match for the position and want to determine if you are qualified, motivated and most importantly, compatible with the company’s culture. 

Within 5 seconds of meeting you, an interviewer will form an impression and decide if they will not hire you.  You will be judged on your professional image, attitude, personality, speech, nonverbal communication, and social skills (e.g., posture, smile, eye contact, and demeanor).

Don't take the chance of making an embarrassing mistake before, during, or after that important interview.  Follow these five fearless tips to strengthen your interviewing skills to exude competency, confidence, and charisma:

Be Prepared, Organized, and Knowledgeable

Demonstrate competency.  Research the company and learn the industry, trends, product, and new developments in advance. 
Write out questions and practice presentation, along with Q&A. 
Do not embellish your resume or experience. Highlight skills, background, and accomplishments relative to the position.

Dress Professionally & Display Pleasant Personality 

Business professional attire should be clean, neat, pressed, fitted, and in good repair.  Check wardrobe for spots, strings, or tags.
Maintain direct eye contact, smile, and extend a firm handshake.
Be mindful of nonverbal communication and body language, diction, and tone of voice.  Remain poised, polished, and professional.

Relax and Listen Actively 

Answer each question clearly and concisely.  Take your time.  If you do not understand the question, politely ask for clarification.
Avoid one word answers such as “Yes” or “No. ”

Ask Pertinent Questions 

Determine if the job offers compatibility and a mutually rewarding relationship.

Say “Thank you.”
Reiterate interest in the job and company.
Follow up with a handwritten thank-you note.

About our Author
Shawn E. Gilleylen provides business etiquette
training to help businesses and individuals strengthen their professionalism, corporate image, and business communication. Subscribe to a free Etiquette Tips Newsletter at  Contact Shawn at or 202.352.3166.  Article © 2006 Administrative Support Associates, Success with Etiquette Program.  All rights reserved.



What the Heck Does
eration Y Want?

Chanel Realegno
Gen Y Contributing Writer for Mosaic Blueprint and Founder of Tyro Jobs

You see us all the time with our cell phones and ipods.  They are always on myspace chatting with their friends and many people think that these kids are corrupt. The thing that blows socks off is that these kids are actually highly productive in the workplace.  How are these kids anyway and what do they want? These weird species is called Generation Y.  These kids are changing the work force in many ways.  Read the entire article here

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