Why Education Matters

The Job Quest

How important is education to a career? I know that there are many successful people out there who have made gobs of money without a formal education. BUT… I still find myself coming down on the side of education. So why does education matter?

How Do I Handle a Sabbatical?

The Job Quest

if you work in HR, head a committee that creates or updates the employee handbook for a nonprofit). Career Networking Education Options Sabbatical Taking Time Off Temporary Work Volunteer

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A 10-Point Plan for Getting a Job When Moving

The Job Quest

Being a member of a professional organization is also a great addition on your résumé, especially if you are active on a committee or its board of directors. Job Search Networking Resumes Education LinkedIn Recruiter Relocation Staying Current Strategies Survival Job Volunteer

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am I wrong to be insulted by this rejection letter?

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Our committee has now reviewed all the applicants and you were not selected for the interview process. Our committee has now reviewed all the applicants and you were not selected for the interview process.

Beefing Up the Resume vs. Hitting the Job Hunt Trail

The Job Quest

Serving on a committee or board of an organization. Job Search Resumes Blog Education Freelance VolunteerIf your graduation date is looming or you are working to figure out the next step in your career, this post is for you.

Networking 101: How To Establish References

Career Realism

Fortunately, references are more about quality than quantity,” said John Higgins, Vice President of Talent Management at Bridgepoint Education.

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7 Ways To Tailor Your Resume For A Leadership Position

Career Realism

If you’re a new grad, have recently attained an MBA, or don’t have all of the experience sought in the job posting you’re submitting for, try listing relevant coursework in your resume’s education section. Align Your Education & Extra Sections With A Leadership Focus.

A Seat At The Table

Ms. Career Girl

When my team and I walk into a meeting, be it for a tech or construction company or even media outlets, we are poised, educated, confidential, kind, and successful. In 2012, she was appointed to President Obama’s Platform Committee. The post A Seat At The Table appeared first on Ms.

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Networking 101: How To Establish References

Career Realism

Here are some ways you can establish references while you’re looking for a job: Step 1: Work With What You’ve Got “Fortunately, references are more about quality than quantity,” said John Higgins, Vice President of Talent Management at Bridgepoint Education.

New Growth Area In Executive Search: The Search Where All Viable Candidates Are Known!!!!

HR Capitalist

We've done some of these searches at Kinetix, in the field of education and other industries. Case in point - the education industry. The hard part for the search firm in the education industry is that the interview process is public record. Olympic Committee.

I got into a fight with my husband’s coworker over their affair, stressed out over a volunteer group at work, and more

Ask A Manager

You might as well see it as an opportunity to educate him about something he’s clearly wondering about, which is ultimately better than having the disparity gnawing away at him without him having any context for it. They sent me info on the various committees since they thought it was something I’d like to be involved with. Teammate tells me one of the committees needs a skill I have and that the committee leader will meet with me to discuss it.

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How To Be The Leader Every Employer Wants

Career Realism

Volunteering for projects or committees is a good way to get started. Advancing your knowledge and education with masters in organizational development will show your employer that you are looking to do more than just settle in your career, but are looking to better yourself and the company.

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4 Keys to Perfecting Your Interviewing Skills

Corn on the Job

Kaitlin Luna is a Student Affairs and Higher Education professional with six years (and counting) of experience working with college students as a career and academic advisor.

Ask Yahoo’s Ex CEO If it’s Ok to Lie on Your Resume

Resume Bear

In February 2006, RadioShack Chief Executive David Edmondson resigned after admitting to lying about his educational background. Olympic Committee after admitting she lied about earning an undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado and a doctorate from Arizona State.

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Résumé Help: Career Change Strategy

Careers Done Write

She’s also skipped over the core of her actual professional experience and started with her role on a corporate diversity committee. Anna is aiming to shift from an analyst role to that of a corporate diversity program director.

I’m embarrassed that my employee paid cash at a business lunch, we all get the same raises, and more

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She works on a very small team within a large corporation and is a member of the hiring committee. Also, the group we are part of is a respectable education and networking org for women in our very male-dominated field. It’s not name dropping to say that you spoke with a member of the hiring committee about the job! It’s five answers to five questions. Here we go…. I’m embarrassed that my employee paid cash at a business lunch.

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Become Irresistible to Employers to Land Interviews

Resume Bear

Resumes have traditionally been used to communicate the facts of your education and training that qualify you for job openings. Maybe you have many leadership roles in committee work or project management.

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7 Must Read Job Interview Answers for College Grads


I also participated in several extracurricular activities, including the Business Club and Social Action Committee.” What is the best educational preparation for this career? How to make the best first impression in your first interviews. This is a guest post by Lavie Margolin.

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3 Steps To A Dollar-Driven Resume That Grabs An Employer’s Attention

Career Realism

You might find the traditional data—career titles, management assignments, projects, and education—aren’t enough anymore. Perhaps you’ve been pulled into a steering committee or asked to analyze a crucial business process. Readying your resume for a leadership or executive job search ?

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Six Tips for Healthy, Toxic-Free Living

Ms. Career Girl

Drawing upon real-life experience, extensive education and personal passion, Latson supports the use of toxic-free, high-quality products for superior quality of life and has collaborated with world-renowned experts in the health, wellness and fitness industries.

How to Get The Job You’ll Love [9 Simple Steps]

The Undercover Recruiter

Your skills audit is now complete, from here you will know if you currently have the right skills to proceed in applying for your dream job or do you need to further your education and experience. Education: Use a brief overview of your results history (e.g

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Barrier-Breaking Women

Careers Done Write

She is also the first to chair a Senate committee and to preside over the Senate. Title IX of the Education Amendments bans sex discrimination in schools. Many cheered at the announcement that Condoleezza Rice and Darla Moore have been admitted membership in the prestigious, formerly all male, private golf club. Some say it is one more step in the eradication of institutionalized sexism.

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A Résumé for Every Generation: Part 2 of 3

Careers Done Write

Participate in corporate committees. Move your education down to the end portion of the résumé Start with a strong profile that matches the needs of the target employer. Your résumé and your attitude should evolve over the years if you wish to stay relevant and in-demand in the workforce. In this three-part series, we will look at the challenges and solutions for writing a résumé in every major life stage.

The STAR Job Interview Technique


In 2007, I set out to help change the world and educate the job seeker on the unwritten rules of the job search one blog at a time. Several employees on the committee had served in similar positions and were one of the keys to our success.

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10 Things to Bring With You Should Always Bring With You to an Interview

Jennifer Anthony

Education – bring a list of each school you attended, the address and the degree, or program studied. By Erin Kennedy. The current state of the economy and the job market has made it almost impossible to find a job.

5 Job Interview Tips for Today’s Job Market

Career Alley

HR by Committee : It has become common practice for corporations to interview a candidate more than once and to do so with many participants. Interviewing with a committee is an entirely different dynamic than a one-to-one discussion. Once you’ve sorted out the professional roles for each member of the committee it doesn’t hurt to direct a knowledgeable question at one individual in order to get a dialogue going.

Practitioner Spotlight: Joel Peterson, @joelyoh


I obtained my undergraduate degree in theater and worked in the Seattle area as an actor while simultaneously working office jobs in industries ranging from international education to bio-pharm, digital media and television.

LinkedIn Skills And Experience Endorsements: A Credibility Problem?

Tim's Strategy

Continuing Education – The speed of change in today’s economy is faster than ever. As a professional, it is critical that you continuously update your knowledge through both formal and informal education. This is a guest post by Greg Johnson.

Engagement, Extrication, & Light Saber Leadership


Employee Committees. Get them involved in an employee committee lead by their peers focused on something like actionables from the employee survey or a group focused on the company culture. The committee is volunteer/hand selected. Photo Credit Encompass Education.

Spearheading a Strategic Social Corporate Responsibility Initiative

Ms. Career Girl

This grants individuals within the community the potential to be better educated and more adept at utilizing technology. Eventually you will need to pitch the campaign to HR, marketing, or whichever committee is in charge of the charitable campaigns in the office.

Create a Green Career for Earth Day

Career Key

Teachers can educate students in many ways about the environment that are relevant to their subject. Another way to contribute is to join or start an environmental committee or program within a professional association.

5 Job Search Tips For Teachers

Career Realism

Having a professional, attention-grabbing cover letter and portfolio can make all the difference when trying to impress a hiring committee. Education Week surveyed a group of teachers for advice on obtaining a teaching career.

Expedite Your Job Search With a Dollar-Driven Executive Resume

Jennifer Anthony

You might find that the traditional resume components–career titles, management assignments, projects, and education–aren’t enough anymore. Perhaps you’ve been pulled into a steering committee or asked to analyze a crucial business process.

how do I give a reference for my awful boss, employer will fire anyone who job-searches, and more

Ask A Manager

I work in education, so this isn’t as weird as it might be other industries.). The head of our philanthropy committee recently put forward several candidates for a benefit walk in which our organization’s employees can choose to participate later this year (entirely on a voluntary basis). The thing is, I’m not on the philanthropy committee, and presumably someone (or multiple someones) who are on it suggested Autism Speaks because they do support it.

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Transform Your Resume into a Powerful Recruiter Magnet

Career Realism

When a company or executive search committee invests thousands of dollars to locate the perfect employee for a high paying position, they expect to interview only stellar candidates.

Young Veterans Are The Ones Most Likely to Be Jobless

Resume Bear

He told a Congressional committee back then that VetJobs received several calls a month from veterans telling how they were asked about their interest in the Guard or the reserves. The BlS might also have added educational level to that statement.

How to Write a Resume With Only A Little Bit of Effort

Jennifer Anthony

After that will be the career summary, your job experiences, and follow them up with education/credentials/professional development. Education is an important thing to list on your resume. — As a proud member of PARW, CDI, AORCP, Erin also sits on CDI’s Credentialing Committee for new certification candidates and serves as a Mentor for CDI’s Member Mentoring Committee. By Erin Kennedy.

The Great Employer/Employee Social Media Passwords Debate


Unfortunetly days later, the bill died and was referred back to the committee. . Learn more about Facebook Recruiting practices by checking out our webinar on-demand by clicking here. They’re available anytime, all the time, 24/7. . Last April, SNOPA or H.R.

Biographies – How To Use Them

Jennifer Anthony

Flesh out these events with any remarkable happenings in between or around your work and educational backgrounds, like accomplishments, professional development, or volunteer work, or personal details that were meaningful to you at the time. Now, pinpoint happenings in your life (education, background and career) that might be relevant to the position for which you are applying, and expound on those events. By Erin Kennedy.

How Successful Freelancers REALLY Get Started


In my case, three years as a teacher helped me forge professional relationships with educational institutions. Maybe you led the event planning committee at your office and received rave reviews for your work. Ready to freelance?