January, 2012

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5 Tips from a LinkedIn Jedi

Resume Bear

The man who wrote the book on LinkedIn shares his secrets to becoming an expert social networker. He even wrote a book to prove it.

5 quick and easy tips for job hunters

Career Copilot

5 quick and easy tips for job hunters Let me start by saying it is not quick or easy to find a new job. Quite the opposite in fact. Job hunting takes patience and perseverance.  I often tell job seekers that is important to continuously move the needle each day and make sure you continue to move forward. Far too many people post [.]

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A Sure Way to Fail: Being Ms. Independent

Ms. Career Girl

I must have spent days upon days in my cubicle dreaming I could be self-employed and working from my adorable home office. Now I AM self-employed.

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With Accomplishments, Bigger Isn’t Always Better

The Job Quest

In my last post , I talked about the importance of using numbers on a résumé or cover letter. Not at all. So which should you include on your résumé?

Forget About Your CV and Start Networking Now!

Position Ignition

Recently, Simon North , Founder of Position Ignition wrote an article for Jobsite.co.uk , one of the largest job websites in the UK.

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New Year Resolutions Professionals SHOULD Make

Ms. Career Girl

What resolutions should you be making in the new year? When the calendar flipped to 2012, it ushered in a new year of potential and possibilities.

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On Your Résumé and Cover Letter, Numbers Matter

The Job Quest

Three Ways to Add Value to a Company before Getting Hired. Ways to Add Value to Your Employer. Reasons You Shouldn’t Put a Photo on Your Resume.

5 Steps to Make Lasting Connections With Recruiters on Twitter

Corn on the Job

When it comes to making connections with recruiters through social media channels, the line between annoying and impressing is very thin.

10 realistic New Year resolutions for job seekers

Mildred Talabi

Is there a difference between goals and resolutions? Is your dream to become an architect or an accountant? To work in fashion or media? Design?

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How to Practice Social Media Etiquette

Resume Bear

Are there really rules for etiquette on social media? As children we are all usually told to mind our P’s & Q’s. Engage key influencers. Be honest.

15 Conversation Starters That Make Networking Events Great


Beat the biggest problem people have with networking events. Some ideas on how to break the ice at your next networking event or just on the street.

4 Non-Scheming Steps to Help Advance Your Career

Cube Rules

photo credit: phill.d. Practice leadership skills. Further your education. Earning a degree also indicates that you truly care about your profession.

How to Defeat a Non-Compete Ten Effective Defenses

Sklover Working Wisdom

“In great straits, when hope is small, the boldest counsels are the safest.”.   - Livy (Roman Historian, 59 BC – AD 17). ACTUAL CASE HISTORY* : Morgan, 44, had worked in the office furnishings business for over 19 years. Like many other industries, the office furnishings industry had gone through a considerable consolidation in recent years.

Possibly The Worst Cover Letter Ever (Must See)

Corn on the Job

There’s no other way to title a post like this. The following cover letter was received yesterday (1/16/12) by a Houston area creative agency.

The Right Way to Connect Your Twitter and LinkedIn Profiles

The Job Quest

Have you connected your LinkedIn and Twitter profiles yet? If you’ve been on social media for a while, I’m sure you have.

Ways to Spot a Job Scam

Resume Bear

For the unemployed, job scams are like a kick in the shins when you’re already down. It’s bound to happen — but don’t let it get you down.

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How To Be Happy: 10 Timeless Principles for Lasting Happiness

Personal Excellence Blog

Quick announcement : Our LA meet-up  for PE readers is ON , and it’ll be this Saturday, Jan 14, 1:30pm at Sage Organic Vegan Bistro!

How to Beat the Interview Jitters

Career Realism

It is totally normal, and expected, to be a little nervous as you go into a job interview. The best way to handle these nerves is to be prepared. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Interviewing advice career expert interview job search

Is Your Job Secure?

Professional Resume Services

There are layoffs happening at your company. Are your skills going to be able to weather the storm? How secure is your position within the company? There are some things you can do to ensure your place with the company. It all comes down to profitability for the company. Is the department you work in

Ten Things Job Seekers Must Do in 2012

Corn on the Job

Yesterday I read a  post over on Life Without Pants that provided some much needed inspiration for today’s COTJ piece.

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Keep Smiling!

The Job Quest

I came across an interesting article on the benefits of smiling. It listed 15 reasons why smiling is good for you. Who would you rather talk to?

Employers: Ignoring Job Candidates Impacts Your Brand

Resume Bear

Consider the findings below: 77 percent think less of a company that doesn’t respond to a job application. Article by. in Editing, Writing, and Media.

11 Reasons You Are Fat (And Will Continue To Be)

Personal Excellence Blog

Being in United States, I noticed how people here can get quite large in size. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Preventation ). see #10)?

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4 Ways to Avoid Looking Like a Job Hopper on Your Resume

Career Realism

If you have had a series of jobs lasting one to two years, then you may look like a job hopper and these are big red flags on your resume. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Resume & Cover Letter advice career expert hopper job resume search

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Why You May Not Be Getting Any Interviews

Professional Resume Services

If you are not getting calls for interviews, you may need to review the documents and information employers are receiving from you. Those things are what employers are basing their decisions upon regarding which candidates they will hire. Usually, if you are not getting interviews, there are red flags deterring employers from considering you. These

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5 Things to Consider When Writing Your Resume

Corn on the Job

Check out  resume examples  on his site to improve your resume. Today’s resumes are different from resumes that were written just a decade ago.

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Your Professionally Written Resume is Tax Deductible

Resume to Referral

Gearing up to file your tax returns? So are millions of other Americans by seeking out tax preparation services, or the alternative, a tax software. Oddly we go from the cheer of the holidays, landing face first into one of the most stressful times for all of us: tax season. Before filing your tax returns

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Emails That Could Get You FIRED!

Resume Bear

For better or for worse, email is increasingly the way many Americans communicate in this technological era. Moreover, it was unnecessary. Joke email.

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Ten Reasons Why Your Resume Isn’t Working

Career Solvers

I don’t know what it is about resumes. You think there is one acceptable resume format for your industry. hear this a lot. Probably not.

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How to Ace the Panel Interview

Career Realism

Had a call for a panel interview recently? The mere thought of fielding a whole team of interviewers can be enough to put your stomach in knots. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Interviewing advice career expert interview job search

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The 4 Types Of Resumes

Professional Resume Services

When it comes to writing resumes, you’ll have to decide before you start writing just what type of resume you want to have. There are 4 popular types of resumes and each one fulfills a specific function quite well. Chronological Resume – Perhaps the most popular resume type because it lists your work history

12 Reasons to Take Unpaid Internships

Corn on the Job

Do you want to know who was heavily against unpaid internships in 2008?  Oh, that would be me. 12 Reasons to Take Unpaid Internships: 1. Drinking?

5 Key Elements of a Strong Online Personal Brand

Executive Career Brand

5 Key Elements of a Strong Online Personal Brand is a post from: Executive Career Brand. What job seeker doesn’t? Relevance. Quality. Diversity.

Use Your Social Media Profile to Your Advantage: Your Boss could be Watching

Resume Bear

Use Your Social Media Profile to Your Advantage. Optimize and Build Your Personal Brand Presence with Social Media. Watch Your Digital Back.