Wed.May 02, 2012

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How to Sell a Millennial With Your Job Description

Resume Bear

It’s no secret that most job descriptions are awful. They make the hiring company sound boring and the work tedious. Tell your company story, quickly.

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Your Resume: Professional Awards and Affiliations

Career Realism

There is no such thing as an insignificant award or affiliation. Whether you stood out from a group of 100 or 10, you still stood out.

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Top 10 Craziest LinkedIn Job Titles

The Undercover Recruiter

Tweet. Have you ever shared an office with a ‘Digital Overlord’? Or crunched numbers with an ‘Accounting Ninja’? Retail Jedi.

Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Starting a New Job

Career Realism

You may have heard of the term career suicide. These are the top five mistakes people make when joining new companies. We can only guess. Being Rude.

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How To Get Your Ideas Heard At Work

Jobacle

Do you feel that you have great ideas but are unsure about how to share them at work? Here are a few ideas to help you get your ideas heard: Speak Up.

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How To Tell If You Need a Job Change

Career Alley

“ Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. ” – Steve Jobs. friend once mused to me about changing jobs. When I asked him why doesn’t he just do it, he said he was not sure if it was the right decision.

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10 Instant Productivity Boosters

WorkArrow

Procrastination is not a new concept. During your career, it will grab hold of you in some form. Now, we all know the basics. We know that, in order to complete the task at hand, we need to turn our phones/IM off, close the browser and put a Do Not Disturb sign on the door. [.].

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Green Career Tip: Your Green Career Focus: Don't Make These 5 Mistakes

Green Career Central

Generally they take one (or more) of the five actions listed. But are your skills and experience relevant in these hot industries?  Green Career Tip

3 Rules for Overcoming Interview Jitters

Career Realism

One of our YouTube viewers asked this week: “I have a second interview coming up and I’ve got the jitters. What can I do to keep my nerves in check.”.

Looking for a Job While You’re in a Job

Career Rocketeer

Obviously, it’s not just the unemployed that look for new jobs. Many that are currently in jobs, for a wide variety of reasons, look for new opportunities as well. The process of looking for a new job, however, can present a number of concerns and challenges that an unemployed job seeker doesn’t have to worry about. What [.].

Employers Are Pickier Than Ever

reCareered

Why are employers so picky? Learn why hiring managers have to be extra picky today. Continued at [link]. Featured Hiring Managers reCareered Blog career career coach employer getting noticed hiring Job job search Planning recession research Resume social branding

Networking: We're Doing It Wrong

Job Stalker

Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with two colleagues – one who came in from out of town this past weekend, the other a more local colleague. Central to both conversations was the whole concept of professional networking. It got me to thinking that, in talking with many people (including the “experts”)… we do so.

here’s an interview with me and my co-author…

Ask A Manager

Our publisher, Jossey-Bass, has an interview with us here. More info on the book itself is here

I’d Rather Be Me NOT You… It’s the Only Way I Can Own My Success

The Undercover Recruiter

Tweet. recently offered to help out a colleague by “becoming her” for two hours of my work day. What a ride that experience was! So why this tension?

my job is making me travel and I hate it

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I am an engineer in research and development at a medium sized international company. When I was hired 8 years ago, I spent most of my time in the lab. Trips have averaged about 1 week every 2 months. There are only four engineers in my group and most of them travel as much or more than me. Here is my problem: I hate to travel.

Don’t Let the Man Bring You Down

Blogging4jobs

How Does Your Childhood Define You? As a child, my dad spent a lot of time talking about the man.  ”The man does this. The man does that.,”

10 costly job mistakes you have to stop making

Ask A Manager

If you’re having trouble finding a job, it might be because you’re sabotaging your chances without even realizing it. Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about 10 common mistakes that you might be making in your job search. You can read it here. job searching

Five Steps to Getting Out of Credit Card Debt

Ms. Career Girl

Ever heard of free money? Of course not, it doesn’t exist. In my world however, it did. charged everything from bottles of water to vacations.

Four Key Qualities for Improving Workplace Civility

WorkEngagement

Improving the social dynamics of a workgroup is a challenging task. Social behavior resists change. Encounters with other people have a potential to become emotionally charged. It reflects ingrained habits with a long history of repetition. Ideally, members of workgroups … Continue reading →

Quiz: Do You Know Your Online Presence?

Career Realism

The following is a quick quiz to test your knowledge about your online presence. You should Google your name regularly to monitor your online presence.

How to create perfect A team

Resumesimo

In high school or college classrooms nothing can inspire the same level of despair as two simple words. Group project. The reason for this is simple. Being forced to work with people that you do not mesh well with can be frustrating and difficult for everyone involved. Managing these tasks is essential for job success and should be taken seriously.