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?

Disrupting Your Resume

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “I feel like the resume is a good book I want to read again. It looked great the first time, but I know I’ll get more out of it when I read through it several more times.” ” The above quote was the BEST gift I could have received during any given business [.] No related posts.

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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.

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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5 Ideas that will influence 2012

Penelope Trunk

If I look back on my blog, I can see that each year there were one or two ideas that just blew me away and ended up dominating my thinking. No one.

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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!

6 Tips for Creating a More Relaxing Workspace


Sweating under blindingly bright fluorescent lights in a stark white workspace isn’t exactly considered an ideal working condition.

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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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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

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.

How to have faith in yourself

Penelope Trunk

Sunday nights at our house are dinner with me, the kids, the Farmer and the Ex. They are always fun dinners, and I always feel very lucky for that.

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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

How To Deal With Criticism


Criticism can be hard to deal with especially in the workplace, but if you can learn to handle criticism you have learnt a great skill. Is It Fair?

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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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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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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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How to manage a career in 2012

Penelope Trunk

I have never been great at picking my own clothes. I’m great at interior design, but I have a blind spot for clothes. At least right now.

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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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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?

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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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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

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.