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Feb 17, 2006
eZine: New Employment Honors For ACE Execs
Linda J. Baugh honored; Re-Elected Vice-Chairman of Arizona Employment Advisory Council and Pamela Roe Ehlers appointed to AZ Tech Workforce Development Committee

Feb 09, 2006
eZine: American Career Executives® Aligns with MoveUpAZ Team
American Career Executives® (ACE) announced a strategic alliance with Shannon Collins and Butch Leiber of MoveUpAZ to create Arizona's Premier Employment Relocation Program.

Nov 01, 2005
ACE® First business to receive International BBB Award for Marketplace Ethics
"This is the first time ever that an Arizona company [American Career Executives®] has been selected, first as a semi-finalist and now as finalist, for the BBB International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics sponsored by the Council of Better Business Bureaus, Incorporated."

Oct 08, 2005
Better Business Bureau presents national ethics awards to four businesses
Honorable mention distinction went to Advanced Technology Services of Peoria, IL; American Career Executives of Phoenix, AZ; Gentle Giant Moving Company, Inc. of Somerville, MA; and, Marrokal Construction Company of Lakeside, CA.

Oct 03, 2005
First time an Arizona company [American Career Executives] was selected as a semifinalist and finalist for the award [BBB International Award for Marketplace Ethics].
American Career Executives was the runner-up for the Better Business Bureau International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics, marking the first time an Arizona company was selected as a semifinalist and finalist for the award.

Sep 27, 2005
Phoenix staffing firm receives award from BBB
The BBB evaluated [American Career Executives] on...commitment to and demonstration of ethical practices in the marketplace; high standards of behavior toward customers, suppliers, shareholders and communities...

Sep 25, 2005
Job agencies aplenty in Arizona, Personal coaching, often without charge
Reputable employment agencies and staffing services in Arizona offer placement and search assistance at no charge to job seekers.

Sep 25, 2005
Share details of your work
"The best way to position yourself for a promotion is to do excellent work AND make sure your boss, and others, know what your are accomplishing."

Sep 18, 2005
Recruiters keep watch for 'perfect' candidates
If you're looking for a job and sitting by the phone waiting for a recruiter to call, you're probably going to wait awhile.

Sep 18, 2005
Speak up during your job interview
Be bold during you job interview and highlight what you can do.

Aug 22, 2005
American Career Executives® Ethics Finalist Again!
American Career Executives is one of 10 businesses selected as a finalist for the 2005 BBB International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics!

Aug 21, 2005
Ask the Experts
Question: By Arizona compensation standards I made a lot of money in my last position. Now that I'm searching for a job this seems to be a handicap. How do I overcome the phrase on applicatinos that says, "Please include previous salary and/or salary expectation"? I've tried the "salary is negotiable" routine without success.

Aug 19, 2005
BBB Ethics Winner Recognized Internationally
BBB of Central/Northern Arizona member company American Career Executives® (ACE) was recently named a finalist for the 2005 BBB International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.

Aug 05, 2005
eZine: ACE Named Finalist!
ACE Named Finalist for coveted 2005 Better Business Bureau International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics

May 22, 2005
Do research when asking for a raise
"A raise is based on merit and is earned through performance; it is not a cost of living increase."

May 13, 2005
eZine: New Home for American Career Executives
On May 24th American Career Executives® proudly opens its doors at a beautiful new location:

Missouri Commons, Suite B 267
1430 East Missouri Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona, 85014

May 02, 2005
Members Making Headlines
American Career Executives (ACE) was honored as the winner at the Better Business Bureau of Central/Northern Arizona Business Ethics Awards in the “1-10 Employees” category.

Apr 13, 2005
eZine: ACE Wins 2005 BBB Ethics Award!
At a recognition dinner held on April 7th at the Arizona Biltmore Resort in Phoenix, Arizona, AMERICAN CAREER EXECUTIVES (ACE) took home the honor of being named Winner of the Better Business Bureau of Central/Northern Arizona's Annual Business Ethics Award in the "1-10 Employees" category!

Apr 09, 2005
BBB Recognizes 5 Businesses
Five Valley companies came away with top honors for ethical business practices from the Better Business Bureau of Central/Northern Arizona.

Apr 08, 2005
The BBB of Central/Northern Arizona announced the winners of the 2005 Business Ethics Awards last night at the Arizona Biltmore to an audience of over 400 Arizona business leaders and their guests
American Career Executives, who this year celebrates 20 years building careers, walked away the winner of the one to ten employees category.

Apr 03, 2005
Create your personal brand, then learn to sell it
Do you know what your strengths, values and core skills are? What image do you portray to others?

Mar 09, 2005
15 firms are finalists for BBB ethics awards
Fifteen Arizona companies were named finalists of the Better Business Bureau of Central/Northern Arizona's 2005 Business Ethics Awards

Feb 22, 2005
eZine: Can You believe It?
Can You Believe It? We're Already MORE THAN Six Weeks Into the New Year! Sooooooo … How’s the diet going? … Are you making it to the gym every day? … Still “smoke-free?” … Better still, have you found that great new job you wanted?

Feb 20, 2005
Top Career Change Services Resources

Jan 23, 2005
Take a leap from a job to a new career
"January is a big time," said Linda Baugh, president of American Career Executives. "Just like people who say, 'I'm going on a diet or I'm going back to the gym,' people way, 'I'm just going to change jobs.'"

Jan 11, 2005
Holiday hobnobbing
Linda Baugh, president of American Career Executives, says networking is the way people really get ahead - especially in an employer's market.

Dec 01, 2004
eZine: Best Places to Work
On December 9, 2004 American Career Executives® joins The Gredler Group, and The Phoenix Business Journal in announcing the 2004 Best Places to Work in the Valley Awards Luncheon and Best Workplace Practices Forum.

Oct 24, 2004
Prepare for past check
In a time of heightened concern about terrorism and corporate malfeasance, job seekers should expect that their personal history is going to get a thorough going-over. Employers are taking a harder look into the history of the people they are considering hiring, resulting in background checks that look for criminal convictions, credit history and previous work history.

Oct 15, 2004
eZine: Job Leads
The Phoenix Business Journal and American Career Executives® Launch New Service to Help Job Seekers Find Opportunities

Sep 27, 2004
eZine: Six Rules for Negotiating A Salary Increase
From John Overall's KPHO TV 5 interview of Linda Baugh, President, American Career Executives®, September 23, 2004.

Aug 29, 2004
Body language talks
It has an impact right from the beginning, because every bit of information that we get says that the first impression is the Number 1 reason that someone doesn't get hired," said Linda Baugh, president of American Career Executives in Phoenix.

Aug 24, 2004
eZine: Want work that you love?
Make sure your CAREER GOALS fit your VALUES!

Ready to explore YOUR values to clarify your career goals?

Aug 15, 2004
Ask the Experts
Question: I have noticed that a lot of companies mention that they want diversity in their hires. I don’t appear to be Native American (blond, blue eyes), but I’m a quarter Cherokee. How should I highlight this, and if I do, will it actually hurt or help me in getting a job offer?

Aug 08, 2004
Ask the Experts
Question: I’m looking to relocate to Seattle and haven’t gotten much response from employers there. Are companies reluctant to hire out-of-state applicants? What’s the best way to pursue a job in another city?

Jul 23, 2004
Unhappy workers joining job hunts
Last year at this time, six of every 10 clients who called on Valley-based American Career Executives for career-planning help were unemployed. This year, six of every 10 clients that call the company already have a job and are looking to improve their situation.

Jul 04, 2004
Feel independent
“Think of yourself as an independent contractor and that you are going to do the best job you can because you are doing it for your own pride,” Baugh said. “That just turns so many people around to think of it that way.”

Jul 01, 2004
eZine: The Age Advantage: Baby Boomers in High Demand!
The older worker believes working is a "privilege" — this is a truly unique attitude in today's job market.

May 23, 2004
Be frank about dismissal
Whatever those concerns, you have to allay them if you are going to have any chance of getting a job offer, career experts say.

May 02, 2004
Covering work gaps
The format for a resume is supposedly as unchangeable as the direction of the sunset. But the bold job seeker, under the right circumstances, can fiddle with the basic structure of his or her resume and perhaps stand out from the crowd, career experts say.

Apr 04, 2004
Tips for trick questions
If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be? Why did you leave your last job? What television show is most like your life? If we talked to your former co-workers, what would they say about you?

Apr 03, 2004
The interviewer shouldn't be the only one asking questions
Job interviews should be filled with probing questions, not just from the interviewer, but from the jobseeker.

Mar 29, 2004
[American Career Executives] Named BBB Business Ethics Award Finalist
"It is a great honor to receive this award, and to be recognized by the Better Business Bureau as a company that adheres to high ethical standards," said American Career Executives President Linda Baugh.

Feb 29, 2004
Show 'em your stuff: Quiz interviewer, too
Job interviews should be filled with poignant and probing questions, not just from the interviewer but from the job seeker.

Jan 11, 2004
Let’s hear your story
Increasingly, if you are going to land the dream job you want, you have to learn to be a bit of an actor. It's not that you are going to be asked to recite a Shakespearean soliloquy during an interview, but more and more companies are using behavioral methods to uncover the best candidates.

Dec 28, 2003
Enhancing your career
The New Year means a clean slate: Your annual opportunity to make changes in your life that will make you happier and more prosperous. Onto your list of resolutions, add promises that will improve your career and open new job prospects.

Dec 01, 2003
15 ways to network

Dec 01, 2003
'Tis a season of nutmeg, nog and NETWORKING
Linda Baugh, president of American Career Executives, says networking is the way people really get ahead - especially in an employer's market.

Nov 30, 2003
Charting jungle of jobs
The first question to ask any potential career manager is whether he or she is certified in Arizona. If managers are on the up-and-up, they should be able to show you a certification from the Industrial Commission of Arizona.

Nov 20, 2003
5 Signs You're About to be Fired
After almost 20 years, counselors at American Career Executives say clients who knew they were losing their jobs were better able to prepare.

Nov 16, 2003
When offered a job, deal for what you want
It's important not to take the first offer that is presented to you, said Linda Baugh, president of American Career Executives.

Nov 09, 2003
Suit yourself, get job
If it's true that clothes make the man, then it's never more poignant than when you're looking for a job and sitting across from an interviewer. Perhaps nothing establishes your first impression with interviewers more than the clothes you're wearing.

Oct 12, 2003
New kid on a job block: first class or first strike
After all those months of searching, you finally found your dream job. Now, you have to hang on to it. The first few days on a job are a critical time when your image is formed for your peers and superiors. You can become the up-and-coming star or the flop who can't seem to arrive on time or get anything right.

Sep 25, 2003
How to Hire the Best!!!!
Do you want to: Save Money? Reduce Stress? Take a vacation and not worry about who's minding the shop?

Sep 21, 2003
Well-done cover letter will get foot in the door
The first step in creating the cover letter, said Linda Baugh, president of American Career Executives, is investigation of the company, the position and the person who will be reading your letter.

Sep 07, 2003
Ask the Experts
Question: I'm returning to the job market after being on disability for six years. How can I get employers to look past the employment gap and the disabilitity I had and see me as a productive and capable person?

Jul 27, 2003
Find an ally when you look for a job transfer
Finding your dream job might not be a matter of scanning the want ads or surfing the Internet, but of looking in the cubicles around you. Going after an opening within your company can be the easiest job search you'll ever do.

Jun 23, 2003
Long-distance charisma
Interviewing by phone has its perils, so here's some advice

Jun 08, 2003
Simple mistakes can sabotage job interview
Tell a 10-minute story about the time you caught a 6-pound trout. Ask the interviewer to explain what the company does exactly. Or just show up in shorts and a T-shirt. There are many ways to flub an interview, but some of the most common are simple mistakes that can be avoided if you prepare and keep your wits about you, career experts say.

May 18, 2003
Employment agencies help take pain out of job search
“Our goal is the same, which is to have a match be made where that person ends up in a position that he wants,” she said. “We have no vested interest in where that is, so we can advise of the best options.”

Feb 24, 2003
[Linda Baugh] Re-Elected Chairperson of Employment Advisory Council
Linda J. Baugh, President of American Career Executives of Phoenix was unanimously re-elected as Chairperson of the State of Arizona Employment Advisory Council for a third consecutive term.

Feb 23, 2003
How’s about schmoozing?
Networking can happen anywhere -- standing in line for a bus, at a child's soccer match -- but it's at events and social gatherings that you have a golden opportunity to meet those people who can help you advance your career.

Jan 31, 2003
[American Career Executives] Named as bizAZ "Up-and-Comer"
American Career Executives (ACE) in Phoenix has been listed in the January/February 2003 bizAZ list of "Up-and-Comers: Executive Search and Staffing Firms." In every issue, bizAZ magazine highlights ten to twelve companies and people to watch in selected industries.

Dec 01, 2002
Enjoy party, but be professional: Tomorrow, work!
The big day is almost upon us: Not Christmas, Kwanzaa or Hanukkah, but the office holiday party. It's the one day of the year when you either can polish your image or, with jauntily worn lampshade, steer your career path toward the unemployment line.

Oct 13, 2002
‘Tis fair season again
There's a fair coming up that could take you on a wild ride, where you'll probably have to wait in long lines. The Arizona State Fair has those things, but it's at any one of the number of job fairs coming up this month that offers opportunities to interview with countless companies, learn search tips and, hopefully, advance a career.

Oct 06, 2002
Working around rumors
Office gossip. You hear it when someone pokes his or her head into your cubicle, or in the break room when you get a coffee refill, even around the proverbial water cooler. Executives talk about who's getting the corner office, underlings talk about each other, and everyone talks about the boss. During uncertain economic times, talk about potential layoffs or belt-tightening is rampant. Before you become another cog in the rumor mill, consider the dangers.

Jul 21, 2002
Value in placement firms? Before spending $$, ask important questions
With the exception of the occasional house chore, Howard Frank has done little else during the past six months but look for a new job. The Scottsdale interior architect and project and move manager figures he has responded to at least 50 postings on Web sites like He has sent out an additional 30 or so resumes to companies that placed newspaper ads. "I've not had one answered," he said.

Jun 30, 2002
The jobless challenge keeping spouse motivated can be delicate matter
Has your husband's job search dwindled to just a few hours of surfing the Internet? Is all that energy that your wife used to put into finding just the right career now been transferred into knitting sweaters for everyone in the family? If you've noticed that your spouse's efforts toward finding that next job have lost some of its stream, you might feel like doing something to spur them on. But helping an unemployed spouse in a job search is a narrow line to walk.

Nov 09, 2001
Taking control of lives, careers
They've worked in IT and sales, at hospitals and non-profit agencies, as chemists and communicators. Some have been downsized, some fear they will be, and others are simply searching for a new occupation. But Linda Baugh, a Phoenix careers consultant, sees a common thread among many of the clients who have sought her help since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "People are more focused on taking control of their lives, since they can't control what's going on.”

Sep 02, 2001
Consulting lures execs amid sluggish economy
Jack Eller ventured into the consulting field after the manufacturing company of which he was president and chief executive officer sold at the end of last year. "I professionally found myself for the first time in my career without something to step into the next day," Eller said. "I looked at how I could utilize what I do well." Eller isn't the only one moving to consulting from management.

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