Thu.Mar 22, 2012

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Reasons LinkedIn Can Cause Problems at Work

Resume Bear

This includes navigating around websites like LinkedIn, which is known for its ability to connect professionals with each other.

[Manifesto] 25 Useful Brainstorming Techniques

Personal Excellence Blog

New manifesto up! This one is an all-time classic among managers, project teams, students and teachers – Brainstorming techniques! :D

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Facebook: Employers Wanting Usename and Password?

Resume Bear

Facebook is the 2nd most popular website in the world. People are constantly updating their status, sharing photos, and checking their friends’ status.

Don't Give Out Your Facebook Password During an Interview!

Careers Done Write

There has been a lot of press lately about interviewers asking candidates for their Facebook user name and password as part of the background check process. Just a quick sample below -. Job seekers asked to give Facebook passwords. Would You Give Out Your Facebook Password in a Job Interview? Employers Claim Feudal Rights Over Facebook Pages.

Creating a Personal Branding Statement for an IT Resume

Career Realism

As a member of this field who is also seeking employment, you are likely to face candidates who bring a lot of expertise to the table.

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Answer Questions, Yes. Housekeys? No

Hiring Technical People

There’s an article in the Huffington Post about asking candidates to turn over their Facebook login credentials , so the interviewers can see their “private” pages. If you provide your login credentials, your private Facebook pages are no longer private, are they? Is the interviewer looking for something nefarious? Or sophomoric?

those big paragraphs of text on your resume are putting people to sleep

Ask A Manager

Please, for the love of god, do not put large paragraphs of text on your resume. People looking at your resume are going to skim it on the first pass. They are not going to read it word-for-word, and they are more likely to see what you want them to see if you use bullet points. You want your resume to be coffee, not Ambien. resumes

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Useful Interview Instructions from Start to Finish

The Undercover Recruiter

In a difficult job market, making it to the job interview can feel like quite an accomplishment. Preparing for the Interview. During the Interview.

The Top 25 HR/Recruiting Blogs List From FOT and the Capitalist.

HR Capitalist

We used to the do the rankings 2-3 times a year, but haven't done it for awhile. Simple, yet effective. Tune in, show info below. Sponsored by Aquire.

LinkedIn: The Job Seeker’s Secret Guide (Book Review)

Resume to Referral

The Job Seeker’s Secret Guide to LinkedIn, a book written by Melanie Denny with Resume Evolution, is a great read for jobseekers who are seeking that added edge with the networking giant. LinkedIn can be an endless sea of networking opportunities, and this book puts you on the right track. In fact, LinkedIn has even

hiring people to work for a difficult boss

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I am an office manager in a small (we are talking 5-7 employees) business, and have been for the last 4 years. When I was hired, it was with the understanding that I would be leaving and starting my “career” as soon as I graduated from my master’s degree program (totally unrelated to anything I am doing here).

Deciding What You Want to Be When You Grow Up


Your college major matters. According to the study, your college major plays a huge part in determining your career path and salary potential.

How Do I Avoid Making Another Bad Job Choice?

Career Rocketeer

More than half of the population really can’t stand their job right now. That’s not a change; it’s a fairly constant statistic. It’s also very sad to think that the majority of people spend so much time of each day being somewhat miserable. The concern many of those same people have is leaving one bad [.].

how to tell applicants “don’t call us, we’ll call you”

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’m an HR Director for a manufacturing company. We see a lot of turnover, and I have an open job listing with the Employment Commission in our state. We take applications at our office, as well as a separate location in our city, but have pre-set days that prospective employees can drop off completed applications. Not rude at all.

Babies, Nirvana, and the No-Goes of Online Dating

Ms. Career Girl

Hi friends. As I mentioned in my last post , I’m an online dater. My friends are too. Mirror Pictures. How does that look?? Also- babies. Creepy.

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How to Prepare for an Effective Telephone Interview

Boomers Next Step

Hiring managers have high expectations from you once you get to the interview stage. Unfortunately, all too often, Job Seekers fail necessary to be fully prepared for an effective interview performance. The following recruiting tips will assist you in better preparing for that coveted interview. Careers Interviewing

Unemployed? Apply Here – March 2012


I searched some of the leading job boards and found the following companies that are actively searching to hire the unemployed. Here are 14 companies (or agencies) who hire unemployed workers in March 2012. Continued at [link].

Green Career Tip: Get Inspired & Educated by the Brightest Minds of the Global Sustainability Movement – A Great Opportunity

Green Career Central

Resource: The Spring of Sustainability: Solutions for a Thriving New World. Cost: F r e e !! When: March 26th-June 22 nd. Green Career Tip

Magnetic & Knobby Knees: Success Wrapped in Promise


The story of me and surviving knobby knees. That's me. Ever since I was a little girl, I have felt different, like I didn’t fit in.

Pathological Lying at Work

Water Cooler Wisdom

I just called a colleague to ask him to participate in a third-party project I was working on.    I wanted him to join so that I‘d have an excuse to spend more time with him, and I found myself saying all sorts of things to get him to agree.  Some of my comments were half-truths, and some were pretty close to being outright lies.

Networking Solutions for Young Professionals and Students

Career Realism

Do you dread networking events ? Hate the idea of making “small talk” with strangers? Feel like you have nothing to contribute? Time: 4:30 PM ET.

My View:

Sklover Working Wisdom

Forget Wall Street. Forget Real Estate. Forget Gold. Invest in Yourself for the Best Investment Return. Gold and Real Estate? Good luck! worldwide.

How to Create a Dynamic Online Presence

Career Realism

When recruiters go online searching for their perfect candidate, will they find you? Steps to getting your profile noticed. Mistakes to avoid. mobile.

How to be a good manager


Being a good manager involves a wide range of skills and responsibilities. Managing other people effectively and successfully is not an easy thing to do. A good manager must encourage employees to put forth their best effort. A good manager must promote team work, high productivity and high morale among the employees.

The Job Path of a Corporate Financial Officer

Career Realism

I am a corporate financial officer (CFO) with a midsized manufacturing company. Since no one knows the future, we have to plan well for it.