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How current is that job search advice? | Responding to the dinosaurs.

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You can read more detail about the document here. Differentiation is key in today's employment environment. Cookie-cutter doesn't cut it.

5 Tips to Help You Write the Perfect Cover Letter


Your cover letter is the first thing potential employers see and, therefore, it greatly impacts potential employers' opinions of you.

ResumeBear: 20 Impressive & Inspiring Productivity Experts on Twitter

Resume Bear

Everybody’s coping mechanism differs, of course, but experts in such fields still proffer a bevy of advice suitable for divergent needs. Natalie M.

Are Cover Letters Old-Fashioned?

Careers Done Write

Although cover letters are a long-standing part of the job search, they are not outmoded. A misstep will cost you a job. Cover letters are standard.

4 Strategies to Hire for Diversity with Mobile


Diversity Strategies for Workplace Diversity. And since 36.6 Technology & Mobile to Reach & Hire Hispanic Workers. Mobile Career Pages.

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The 5 Most Awkward Conversations at Work

Water Cooler Wisdom

You asked your co-worker if she was pregnant, and she's not. You asked your boss of eight years if he enjoyed his Christmas, and he had to remind you that he's Jewish. Your co-worker is a touchy-feely type, and you just admitted it makes you uncomfortable.   In order to make them less excruciating, here are some suggestions.

How to Use Your Contacts to Land a Job

Position Ignition

Do you have a vast network but don't always know how to use them to help you get that job? Are you working on developing your network but are struggling to make that next step? You can only ask for help from someone if and when you really know them. Spend time getting to know the people you are connected to. Be curious. Ask questions.

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7 New Sites to Consider for Your Resume and Online Profile

Boomers Next Step

Experts today believe that an is preferred by prospective employers rather than traditional resumes. However, job seekers would also need a solid resume during their hiring process. Fortunately there are several new websites today that allow you to make the best of both worlds. Given below is a list of 7 new sites that you [.].

Get The Strongest Impact From Your Weak Linkedin Connections


Many job seekers don't use their Linkedin networks and personal contacts to their greatest potential. We tend to focus on people we are most comfortable with, the ones we know best. Instead, if you knew that you'd have much stronger results by. Continued at [link].

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more things not to say in your cover letter

Ask A Manager

In our continuing Things Not to Say series, here are more things not to say in your cover letter: • “I strongly believe your search can end today.” ” Um, wow. You haven’t even talked to anyone yet to learn about the position. ” The opposite of the one above! This is weird. cover letters

Where My Boys At??

Ms. Career Girl

Guy friends are the best. We all know that. No need to be high-strung, little concern on impressing them, and it is totally casual. Not true.

overly rigid online job application systems

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: During my job search, I’ve come across several organizations that use rigid online application systems. For instance, I was working on an application that asked if I have a bachelor’s degree in X. The options were yes or no, without a space to make notations. Again, yes or no. The short answer is yes. Please help!

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Survey Says: It’s Not Just Boomers Who Plan to Work Past Retirement

Career Rocketeer

Recently, Joanie Ruge, Sr VP and Chief Employment Analyst for Randstad (world’s second largest HR and staffing firm) released the results of a work monitor survey. This survey is conducted quarterly by Randstad in 30 countries around the world. The work monitor survey measures a variety of things ranging from attitudes on retirement [.].

A Passover Thought

Sklover Working Wisdom

To All Our Friends Who Celebrate. Passover: May your Matzoh Balls be light. May your Horse Radish be strong. May your Wine be sweet. 2012 Alan L.

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Build Your Confidence, Boost Your Career

Career Realism

Success Tweets : Optimism is contagious. Become a positive, optimistic person. Surround yourself with positive people. They will build your confidence.

Patience is a Virtue (but a job would be better) – Wish Upon a Job Part III

Career Alley

“ The first rule of business is: Do other men for they would do you. ” – Charles Dickens. A friend of mine found out that their job would be ending in 6 to 12 months. That sounded like more than enough time to find a great job with time to spare. Plenty of time to be patient and pick the best opportunity. Good luck in your search.

Why Being an Optimist Will Get You Ahead in Your Career

Career Realism

Success Tweet : Be an optimist. Believe things will turn out well. When they don’t, don’t sulk. Learn what you can, use it next time. I was frustrated.

3 Smart Ways to Brand Yourself in the Job Hunt Process

The Undercover Recruiter

In a sea of resumes, it couldn’t be harder to stand out than it is right now. While your experience screams, “Hire me!” so does everyone else’s.

How to Survive a Scandal

Water Cooler Wisdom

While writing my recent book Blind Spots , I had the opportunity to meet Patrick Rodgers.    Patrick was a lawyer who had been a notable member of his community since he was young, participating in the Kiwanis Club and his local Chamber of Commerce.    At the end of the day, Patrick is a survivor.

How to fix your damaged reputation at work


Even the best employees sometimes struggle at work. You may have missed important deadlines. Perhaps you arrived late several days in a row. Whatever the reason, if your reputation is damaged, then it’s your job to fix it. Assess Your Situation Most large companies have formal human resources policies in place to address employee remediation.

The Likeability Factor

Resume to Referral

The dreaded job interview. No matter your resume and talents if you mess this up you won’t get the job. In today’s tough economy you need every possible edge. You want to be liked – It’s just as important as your formal qualifications. In other words the most qualified applicant doesn’t always get the job.

Contest: Calling All Scary Office Refrigerators!

Career Realism

Is your office refrigerator horrifying? Are there still things in there from last year? What You Need to Do. Comment on this article.

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4 Tips for Yahoo Layoff Victims

Career Realism

” Then, I realized I could shoot this quick video to share the four steps layoff victims need to take to minimize the time they are out of work.