December, 2011

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How to set your LinkedIn Profile to get noticed by Recruiters

Career Copilot

I have been writing about job searching using LinkedIn for years now and it finally seems like the tide is shifting away from the major job boards to social media sites like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.  As a corporate recruiter for a Fortune 500 company, I can tell your first hand that LinkedIn is my [.]. Career Development job hunting

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Top 100 Twitter Accounts Job Seekers MUST Follow: 2012

Resume Bear

If you’re new to using Social Media in your job search – specifically Twitter – how do you know who to follow for really good advice? No salespeople.

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7 Things Very Few People Do That Can Land You a Job


Want to be in the 1% of all job seekers?! Use these tips to get a leg up on the job search competition. Make a Website. Write.

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What Does the Greeting in Your Cover Letter Say?

The Job Quest

A client I’ve been working with recently asked me to review the cover letter he had written for a specific position. Search on LinkedIn.

Does My LinkedIn Profile Really Need a Photo?

Executive Career Brand

Does My LinkedIn Profile Really Need a Photo? is a post from: Executive Career Brand. think about this. NOT having a photo can be a red flag, too.

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How To Deal With A Negative Co-Worker


Dealing with negative people can be a challenge, especially if they are also your co-worker!

5 Steps for Readjusting Goals to Fit Reality

The Job Quest

The holidays are nearly over, and we are facing the end of 2011. Are you where you want to be professionally? But things got in the way.

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6 Key Traits of a ‘Good’ Resume Writer

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “Beware hiring a resume writing amateur. professional writer writes full-time and daily, and is well trained and experienced. Her words elicit a visceral reader response.” ” The above was a recent status update that I published on Facebook.

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Living Up to Your Potential

Penelope Trunk

I confess that I don’t feel like I’m working to my potential. And it makes me feel sick. know the signs. It all looks too overwhelming. It’s true.

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Top Ten iPhone Job Searching Apps

Career Copilot

Now that the new year is upon us it is time to get serious about landing that next job. Many of you might be playing with your shiny new iPhone or mobile gadget that you received as a Christmas gift right now.  I will be highlighting the top ten must have iPhone apps that you [.]. Career Development job hunting

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Job Seekers: Who to Add to Your Google+ Circles

Resume Bear

Heather R. Huhman. By now, you probably have a Google+ account. And if you don’t, you have at least heard about it. Kevin W. Heather R.

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7 Ways To Be A Better Boss


Being a good boss can be a difficult job in itself. Communicaten. Listening to your team is vital. Encourage.

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7 Things You Never Want to Hear From Your Interviewer

Corn on the Job

The art of interviewing has long been compared to  dating. Warning Signs To Look For On Interviews. 1. What are some other examples?

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Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

The Job Quest

Previously, I retweeted the following quote by Plato: “Self-conquest is the greatest of victories.” And the really sad thing about it all?

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How to Ask Smart Questions

Penelope Trunk

This post is sponsored by the  American Cancer Society. And also, I worry the question will be bad and then the person won’t want to help me again.

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Looking for a Job after the military

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: Most of my 8-year career has been in the military. Kyle L., Killeen, TX. Dear Kyle: Thank you for your service! Spell out any acronyms.

Online Hiring Expected To Double In 2012

Resume Bear

The rise of the Internet has brought a lot of revolutionary changes to the workforce — social media, Google, and now online employment. Article by.

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6 Great Ways To Start Your Work Day!


How you start your work day can make a big difference to your experience and productivity for the rest of the day. How do you start your day?

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Career Fulfilment – How to Navigate your Way?

Position Ignition

Your career, job, professional place in the world, whatever name you call it, is an important part of who we are. Careers Advice

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How to Get the Most Out of an Informational Interview


Many mid-career people I coach are surprised that informational interviewing is still going on for the over-25 set. Come prepared with questions.

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[Pic] The 8 Habits of Highly Productive People, Manifesto Version

Personal Excellence Blog

Manifesto , n. – A public declaration of intentions, opinions, objectives, or motives. Just let me know in the comments area.

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5 Ways to Stand Out from the ATS

The Job Quest

So you decided to hire a career professional to put together a stellar résumé. Upload your résumé. Upload that great résumé of yours! 2. ” 5.

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Bring in the New Year with CONFIDENCE

Resume Bear

For many people the start of a new year is the ideal time to refresh their resolution to effect a change for good in their lives.

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How To Decrease Your Workplace Stress Levels


Stress and work seem to go hand in hand for many people these days, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Identify The Stressors.

Are You Working Under a Micromanager?

Ms. Career Girl

So just how do people end up becoming micromanagers? Is it something they learn in college or while on the job? You can, can’t you?

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How Not to Link with People on LinkedIn

Hiring Technical People

I’ve been writing the networking part of the Agile Job Search book, and realized you could use some of the advice before the book is ready. receive lots of requests to link with people on LinkedIn. Some people I’ve met at conferences or workshops. Some people I know. Some people I share common groups with. often accept the offer to link.

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Career Objective vs. Career Summary on a Resume

Resume Help Blog

It is crucial to have a solid opening in your resume, whether it is a career objective or a career summary. common question for people who are writing a resume is whether they should use a career objective or a career summary. In general, it is better to write a career objective when you [.]. Advice and Articles

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Investors fund mostly men, which is fine for women

Penelope Trunk

This post is cross-posted at TechCrunch. We need to get more guys who are running tech startups to decide instead to be stay-at-home dads. So what?

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A Closer Look Inside The GI Bill

Resume Bear

Since 1944, the GI Bill of Rights shaped the veterans of several generations. The resulting legislation, often referred to as the GI Bill 2.0,

9 Tips for a Surprisingly Helpful Hobbies & Interests Resume Section


Why you might include the one resume section that most people don’t. This is a guest post by Martin Demiger. But what to include? Examples.

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My Job Search Journey

Ms. Career Girl

Today’s guest post is by Rachel Esterline. I’ve gone back and forth about whether or not to write about my job search. On Monday, Nov.

How To Find (or move to) The Job You Love

Career Development Plan

Stuggling to find the job you love? Want to move to a job you actually enjoy?

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Networking at a Conference

Position Ignition

Despite the ever-growing popularity of online social networking and its indubitable convenience, there is still a place in this world for face-to-face networking. We all know about formal networking events that are clearly labelled as such, but if you think about it and look closely enough, there are networking opportunities everywhere.

5 Things Your Exclamation Point (!!!) In Email Means to Me.

HR Capitalist

You know who you are. You love to use the exclamation point in emails and writing! Yes!!! You're a peppy son of a gun. See also: Exclamation.

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