Thu.Apr 19, 2012

Proven Ways to Boost Office Morale: ResumeBear

Resume Bear

With the economy picking back up, it’s only a matter of time before job turnover also starts speeding up again. Unsatisfied workers will begin looking for a better job environment and if your office morale is lacking, your company could be the one losing team members.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Your Facebook Picture Can Damage Your Personal Brand

The Undercover Recruiter

Tweet. Can a good picture help your personal brand? Maybe. Can a bad photo on Facebook ruin your brand? Absolutely. Here’s a nifty infographic from LinkingR about the level of damage your image can make to your online identity on Facebook and other places.

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Asking for job search help effectively

Write Solution

Photo by Coletivo Mambembe via Flickr. Following is a recent LinkedIn exchange I had with a complete stranger. Information has been changed to protect identities (well, except mine): The initial connection: Dawn, I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn. Albert.

Embracing Mobile, Evolving Technology, & Generation C


The Year of Mobile Courtesy of Generation C. We’ve all heard it: 2011 was the year of social, 2012 is the year of mobile for human resources for recruiting, and for everything… okay, okay, we get it.

INFOGRAPHIC: How Your Facebook Picture Can Damage Your Personal Brand

The Undercover Recruiter

Can a good picture help your personal brand? Maybe. Can a bad photo on Facebook ruin your brand? Absolutely. Here's a nifty infographic from LinkingR about the level of damage your image can make to your online identity on Facebook and other places.

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Why Hiring a Superstar Won't Improve Your Business

Water Cooler Wisdom

I don’t follow baseball. So I was surprised when I got sucked into a recent  Harvard Business School article  by Carmen Noble detailing Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein’s two-year campaign to acquire star performers with extraordinary multimillion-dollar, multiyear contracts. The piece describes one of the most expensive talent hunts in baseball history, starting with the signing of veteran pitcher John Lackey from the Anaheim Angels.

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What Do You Consider a Win?


A Lesson for Me. I coached seventh grade volleyball for ten years. There had been years when this particular middle school had varsity and junior varsity teams. There were other years when only one team was allowed but coaches held tryouts and were permitted to make cuts.

when a candidate won’t share salary expectations

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I have a question in regard to a piece of the recruiting process. I have always asked candidates what their compensation requirements are, either before they come in to meet with me or after they have come in. Most candidates do not have any issues disclosing what they’re looking for, although some get a little uncomfortable. Recently, I have a candidate who I spoke to over the phone, and I thought he was great.

Office Politics 101

Career Rocketeer

Office politics, and for that matter the word “politics”, tend to conger up a less than positive image for most people. Pictures of unfair deals, bad decisions and icky people are many of the thoughts that come to mind when we speak of anything with a political orientation to it. It’s understandable, especially this year [.]. Career Management Dorothy Tannahill-Moran SEO1

Office Romances on the Rise Among Young Employees?

Career Solvers

Every spring a new article about office romances seems to come out. I just read one from Fox Business that claims office romances are on the rise among young professionals. The article suggests that workers of previous generations were less likely to engage in an office romance. Really?

Job Search Answers: Should I list my graduation date?


RH asked this question during one of my Resume Revolution! webinars: "Should graduation dates from schools be included?" Learn 5 reasons to list your graduation date on your resume. Continued at [link]. Featured Recruiters reCareered Blog ageism career career change career coach Employment hiring Job job search Planning Resume

The Last Spring Break – Tips for College Grad Job Search

Career Alley

“ At every party there are two kinds of people — those who want to go home and those who don’t. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other. ” – Ann Landers. Four (maybe more) long years and here you are at your last Spring Break. Who would’ve thought? Four years sounded like a long time when you were a Freshman. Now it’s time to pay the price – time to go out into the real world and get a job.

Kindergarten Lessons applied to Career Branding

Career Brander

. All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten was published in the late 1980’s by Robert Fulghum. It is an amazing reminder of how much everyone complicates life, goals, and rules to live by. (If If you haven’t read it, get the book.). We are deep in the age of information overload and people must find a way to clear away the clutter and simplify their lives for success.

7 short questions, 7 short answers

Ask A Manager

It’s thrifty answer Thursday — seven short questions and seven short answers. We’ve got using a P.O. box on your resume, whether you need to mention a job you were fired from, a boss who wants you to stop working overtime, and more. Here we go… 1. Should I tell an out-of-state employer I’m going to be in their area?

5 Ways To Effectively Distribute Your Resume

Professional Resume Services

Resume distribution is paramount to landing the job you want. If you don’t get your resume out there, then you won’t get hired. It’s that simple.

How to write a resume for a job in science


If someone is going to interview for a job in the science world, they should include several important things in their resume. Because it is such a diverse field, it would seem that there would be several approaches to writing the resume, but basically they all use some of the same principles. Physicians, Lab assistants, and mathematicians can all use the same model and have an excellent resume. A scientific resume should emphasize the fact that the applicant is someone who is curious.

5 Key Questions to Assess the Quality of Your Skills

Resume to Referral

We all possess a variety of skills (i.e. communications skills), perhaps some that we have yet to uncover. Napoleon Dynamite is aware of his nunchuck, bowhunting, and computer hacking skills but how many of us can list our best skills with the same level of confidence? I’ve noticed a growing confusion between matching skills and

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Work from home, yes or no?


There are advantages and disadvantages to working from home. For the right person, working at home can prove very successful. There are numerous work-at-home opportunities, depending on what your talents are and what type of work you are comfortable doing. How successful you will be depends on how determined, committed, and self-disciplined you are. Advantages of working from home: • The advantages of working from home vary from person to person.

Getting Hired as a Graphic Designer: Persistence and Nerdiness Pay Off

Resume to Referral

I am a graphic designer working in the web services industry. My employer is a small local company offering web hosting and technical support services. I have been working in my current position for a year and a half. Although my primary interest is graphic design, my actual position is web developer. The projects that

Wish All Interviews Were This Easy

Resume to Referral

Since I have begun working BAJobs, I have been thinking a lot about the interviews I have experienced in the past and what I have learned. I will never forget my first interview. I was a sophomore in high school and I really wanted some extra cash because I always felt bad asking my parents.

Surviving Your First Day

Resume to Referral

Congratulations you’ve got the job! But don’t pop open the champagne bottle just yet… You still have to get past the first day. The “oh no, what do I wear” and “will I remember everyone’s name” thoughts start flowing into your head. For most people, you are joining an extended family filled with Happy Hours