ON THIS MONTH'S PROGRAM...

• We'll show you new koa items from Martin & MacArthur that we think you'll love!

• You'll hear about Mermaid Kariel's latest business venture: custom made mermaid tails.

• Plus, we'll introduce you to the person behind Pictures Plus -- which has evolved into Interiors Plus furniture and closet organizers.

• And you'll meet master magician Mike Ching, who also runs the Honolulu Santa business.

• You can also see video segments from past shows on the CCTV YouTube Channel by clicking here.

WHEN TO WATCH...

With OC16 On Demand, you can now see Career Changers TV anytime! Just tune to Channel 14/high def 1014 and select the episode you want. Below is our normal daily schedule on Channel 12 and 1012, subject to change for high school sports. You can also find past shows on OC16's website by clicking here.

SCHEDULE

Mondays 8:00am
Tuesdays 2:00 pm
Wednesdays 6:30 pm
Thursdays 7:30 pm
Fridays 1:30 am & 3:30 pm
Saturdays 8:30 pm
Sundays 2:30 am & 10:00 am


IN THE NEWS

TIPS FOR ENTREPRENEURS

We featured New York Times best-selling author Ashley Merryman on our September 2013 show (click here for that video).

Her latest book, "Top Dog" is about the science of winning and losing. Here's a few suggestions gleaned from their research.

LESSONS FROM THE "SHARK TANK"
If you're trying to launch your own business or startup, you can learn a lot by watching the Friday night ABC reality show in which people pitch their inventions and biz ideas to actual investors. Good article from Fast Company magazine.

THOUGHTS CAN IMPROVE PERFORMANCE
Just thinking you have an edge, can actually lead to better performance on certain tests, according to this article in Scientific American magazine... which is similar to what Ashley Merryman's "Top Dog" book says. Here's the SA link -- fascinating stuff!

Make Jobs Come to You
The best jobs aren't always advertised. Here's some ways to develop leads and create your own job opportunities. U.S. News link.

10 Most Common Interview Questions
Don't wing it when you have an important job interview! Practice your answers first. Go to this link for suggestions on how to handle the most frequently asked questions.

Remember That Funny Drunk Photo of You?
Yep... Your Prospective Boss Saw It Too!


That's the gist of a recent New York Times article, which says nearly half of all employers are now checking social networks such as Facebook, Myspace and Twitter when screening potential hires.

Out of 2,600 managers and human resource workers surveyed, over one third said they REJECTED job candidates because of content they found on the web related to that person. Provocative photos were the number one reason they chose not to hire someone. Many cited references to drinking and drug use on web sites as red flags.

Another red flag was bad-mouthing former employers or colleagues online, and poor spelling or grammar. So if you must vent, at least make sure you display decent writing skills in your talk-stink posts, eh?

To read the complete NYT article, click here

And to see examples of what NOT to do with your party pictures, check out this site.. Warning: some photos NSFW (not safe for work) or possibly offensive -- unless you are a recent college graduate, in which case many of the photos will seem familiar.

In future CAREER CHANGERS shows, look for new segments on...

• How internships can lead to full-time employment.
• Where to get training for jobs that are in demand.
• Using social media to boost your business.
• Employer interview pet peeves -- and how to avoid those mistakes.
* Unusual career choices and much, much more!

SEE CAREER CHANGERS ON YouTube!

Career Changers on YouTube

Watch videos from past and current shows on our CCTV YouTube Channel


Job alerts and updates

The Hawaii Job Engine is a new online job search website that is free to both employers and job seekers. Unlike other free online services, they verify that these are real positions with reputable companies, so check them out! Here's the link to our video about Hawaii Job Engine.

Kupu is a non-profit organization that is looking for high school and college students who want to work in the environmental field. Paid internships are available. Here's the video link.

For more news you can use and timely career-related topics, visit the Honolulu Star-Advertiser Career Changers blog. New posts added two or three times per week!

Our sponsor Diversified Exterminators will give you 5% off any tenting or pest control service if you tell them you saw their commercial on Career Changers TV. Here's the YouTube clip of the segment we did about their rodent control expert, Frank the Rat-Catcher.

Interested in the entertainment biz? Award-winning screenwriter Rich Figel shares personal experiences in his Squashed Gecko blog about the TV and movie industry, as well as other opportunities for writers.

Don't forget to check out our useful links and resources on the left-hand side of this page!


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