Wed.Mar 28, 2012

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4 Ways for Moms to Break Back into a Career

Career Realism

Many women are faced with a tough hiring road if they have left the workforce to raise children. Here are four strategies that can get you hired.

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Pinterest is Bridging The Gap Between Social Media’s Emotional,Commercial Cross-over

Resume Bear

This is a great week for reflection on what makes people take action.  Interestingly enough, social media is very similar.  pinterest resumebear

Quick Fixes to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

Career Realism

When you first joined LinkedIn , it made sense to fill out quick facts to get the profile up and running, just to start connecting with others.

The End of F-Commerce?

Resume Bear

As I wrote in my Pinterest piece last week, Facebook is emotion-driven and not a commerce-driven network.  Discuss products, services and needs. 

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David vs. Goliath. Someone’s Hijacking My Twitter Stream


Help!  My Brand Has Been Hijacked On Twitter. Apparently, she has a Twitter column set up on Tweetdeck with the keyword “Blogging4Jobs.”

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[Manifesto] ESPER Goal Achievement Framework

Personal Excellence Blog

In one of the last few manifestos for a while, please find a visual version of the popular ESPER: How To Achieve Your Goals With Success series: .

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If I Were Starting A Union, Here's What I'd Do.

HR Capitalist

I'm spent a lot of time over the last week thinking about the challenges of the budgeted merit increases - you know the drill - 4% across the board, and you need to get "pay for performance" out of that. Which got me thinking about this old post I did awhile back. They'd rather take their 3% annually. Back to the drawing board.

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10 Handy Tips for Designing Web Resumes and CVs

Boomers Next Step

Even if you already have a gorgeous portfolio, you will still need a drool-worthy, powerful  if you want to get the job of your dreams. Making the best first impression is important today and ensuring that your CV is powerful will ensure that you get the attention of as many potential recruiters as you can. [.].

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The Co-Working Games

Job Stalker

Yes, in a little less than a month after writing about the topic, I’m revisiting the topic of co-working, or “getting together with others to work on freelance work” Now granted, the more cynical of you might be thinking, “Wait a minute, Gordon, if you’re freelancing, doesn’t that count as working?” 

Every Generation Struggles With Social Media

Career Realism

Then…. An acceptance that social is somewhat useful.  Then…. Then…. Frustration at the total lack of instruction on what to do about it.  Then….

Seven Deadly Sins of Job Search-2012

Career Brander

The article title is not an original.  It’s been used in many other career articles. We followed the pack on this one, because we are seeing too many individuals not optimizing their time to meet their goals. funny thing happened when researching what the original 7 deadly sins are.  There were more than 7 on the Internet.  There will be setbacks.

my fiance got a job at my office!

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: My fiance was offered a job in the organization where I’ve been working for just over a year. Before he and I ever started dating, he used to work for the woman who is now our Chief of Staff (COS). Everyone involved knows that we’re getting married in October. Any tips? It’s between the two of you. And more.

Failure is Nature’s Plan


“Failure is nature’s plan to prepare you for great responsibilities.” ” -Napoleon Hill. Submerged in Culture. Indefinitely.

tricks that job interviewers use

Ask A Manager

Savvy interviewers have ways of getting beneath the surface so that they can find out what you’re really like, from staying silent so that you keep talking to getting you to let your guard down so that you’re more likely to reveal something unflattering. Over at U.S. You can read it here. interviewing

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Infographic: Defining the Social Worker Profession

Career Realism

March is National Social Work Month and this year’s theme by the NASW is “Social Work Matters.” Via MSW@USC: ?Online Online MSW.

my organization won’t follow the chain of command

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: My organization seems to make a habit of not following the chain of command. Even in our small division of 10 people, I routinely find myself in situations where the division head gives orders directly to me (bypassing my manager, who is his direct report), or makes decisions that he doesn’t actively support afterwards (e.g.,

The April Fools in Your Workplace


This season’s initial episode of Mad Men opened with a scene of employees from a rival ad agency throwing water balloons at civil rights protesters outside of their building.

Construction Job Boards & Recruiters (5+5 List)

Resume to Referral

Seeking a recruiter or job board that caters to those in the construction field? When employment agencies just aren’t enough, utilizing job boards and recruiters to boost your job search efforts can be an ideal solution. The following list of sites enables you to submit your resume to job boards and recruiters that are perfect

Start your work week at the right foot


Let’s face it, we all hate Monday mornings. Even if you’ve had a fantastic, relaxing weekend, Monday morning often rolls around far too quickly. Going back to work can seem like an impossible and daunting task.

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Interview with a Marketing Assistant

Resume to Referral

I never realized how much I liked marketing until I became a marketing assistant. In high school, I covered my walls with interesting advertisements, not posters of cute guys or my favorite bands. I was an active member of DECA, the local marketing club. created my own fake magazine ads and brochures for fun.