Fri.Apr 27, 2012

Become a Thought Leader in Your Industry: The Power of Social Media

Resume Bear

Social Media has become one of the most powerful influences on the global society to-date. It is an amazing prospect when you consider that everyday members of society are considered just as and sometimes even more inspirational than magnates of any industry.

5 Ways a Personal Blog Can Boost Your Career

Jobacle

When I first graduated from business school, I leveraged our school's alumni network to seek advice on securing my first job. One successful businessperson I spoke to advised that starting a blog would be one of the best things I could do to advance in my career.

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The Psychology of Job Interviews: How To Prepare Mentally

The Undercover Recruiter

Tweet. Preparing for a job interview in any circumstance requires a lot of foresight and forward thinking; many care free applicants have taken the liberty of turning up to an arranged interview without a pre-set ‘game plan’ and failed miserably when questions or tasks arise that they did not expect.

Talent Circles: Talent Networks Done Right

Blogging4jobs

Talent Network vs. Online Social Network. My philosophy on building any type of community and relationships online is simple, “Go where the people are,” which is why I’m an advocate of online social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to engage a target audience.

How to Make Your Resume Sell With Accomplishments

Career Rocketeer

The most problematic part of a resume for people seems to be crafting their accomplishments. The confusion between an accomplishment and a responsibility is the difference between generating excitement by selling what you can do, and making a bland statement that elicits the question “So what?” It’s the difference between being invited in for an [.]. Resumes SEO1

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The Power of a Loose Connection

Hiring Technical People

If you read this blog or my Manage Your Job Search book, you know I’m a big fan of networking with loose connections. Those referrals are more likely to land you a job or help you find a candidate than asking the same people you already know. That’s why recruiters are so successful. They keep expanding their networks, one loose connection at a time. Here’s the story of how I landed my longest-lived internal job. I was working as a software developer.

FAKE EMAIL: Mark Zuckerberg Reaches Out to Sandberg for Input on the Instagram Deal.

HR Capitalist

Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg stated in an interview that she “walk[s] out of this office every day at 5:30 so I’m home for dinner with my kids at 6.”. We're waiting for the following past email to surface from Mark Zuckerberg to cause a big work/life balance stink: -. From: Mark Zuckerberg To: Sheryl Sandberg Date: 04/11/2012 7:50 PM Subject: I'm Going To Buy Instagram for 1B Large. Sheryl -. I'm going to buy Instagram for 1B large.

10 Leadership Interview Questions

Resume Writing

As you get ready for your interview try to focus on what it is the employer needs solved. Why do they need this position filled? What is the issue? Then zero in on that need! Also, make sure you want the job as well! Don’t exude desperation. That is not attractive in any setting. Here [.]. Interviews Job Search Strategies

How to Save Your Culture from a Merger

Water Cooler Wisdom

I recently attended a networking meeting in downtown Chicago, and a mergers & acquisitions attorney told me that his business was booming.    It seems that in 2012, consolidation is king. Given that I write this column, however, I immediately thought about the impact of all of these mergers on  organizational cultures. A merger usually goes through because it looks great on paper.    All of the numbers line up, and it makes sense from a business perspective. 

“What if my former employer ignores my filed discrimination complaints?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: After a 7-1/2 year tenure, my position was eliminated. My employer offered me a severance package of two weeks per year, totaling 15 weeks. I sent my employer a letter via email and certified mail, return receipt requesting 52 weeks of severance based on well-documented race/age discrimination and retaliation. No response, so I resigned. I also filed a three-count complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”).

should I ask for a more junior role since hiring for the job I want is on hold?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: During my lengthy job search, I have run into the following situation: I will get an interview, make a great impression with the hiring manager, and it seems to everyone that I’m a good fit for the job. Now, I understand that often they will find someone even better, but in these cases the hiring process gets stalled due to budget cuts. This just happened to me for the third time (with different companies).

10 Leadership Interview Questions

Resume Writing

As you get ready for your interview try to focus on what it is the employer needs solved. Why do they need this position filled? What is the issue? Then zero in on that need! Also, make sure you want the job as well! Don’t exude desperation. That is not attractive in any setting. Here [.]. Interviews Job Search Strategies

LinkedIn Profile Writing

RedStarResume

LinkedIn was created with the sole objective of promoting talents, skills, and products to millions of people around the globe. When you sign up for a LinkedIn profile, you become an exclusive part of a community that includes companies, recruiters, vendors, customers, and competitors.

Girls Gone WAHM

Ms. Career Girl

The concept of working at home is a lot easier today for mothers, thanks in large part to the Internet. Research shows that over 10.1

The Community Of Conferences

WorkEngagement

In April I’ve attended conferences in Zurich (European Association of Organizational Health Psychology) and San Diego California (Society of Industrial Organizational Psychology). Both events were occasions for entering a temporary community. An international conference brings together people with a shared … Continue reading →

Celebs with Glasses: Love or Hate?

Ms. Career Girl

I’ve been in need of contacts for a long time. And by a long time, I mean that I’ve probably been needing them for the last 5 years. Oops. Has anyone else out there avoided contact lenses for years? It started in high school when I couldn’t see the board very well.

10 Leadership Interview Questions

Resume Writing

As you get ready for your interview try to focus on what it is the employer needs solved. Why do they need this position filled? What is the issue? Then zero in on that need! Also, make sure you want the job as well! Don’t exude desperation. That is not attractive in any setting. Here [.]. Interviews Job Search Strategies

Looking for new job

Resumesimo

One of the most important aspects about finding a job is sending out the right kind of resume. Not only do the facts and numbers here need to be accurate but it also needs to send a message about the type of work environment you are used to and expect. This aspect is more important than most people realize because is it one of the main reasons why some people don’t stay at a job too long. A boss or manager for example will play a key role in the overall work environment in any given job.

Learn how to say NO to your boss without actually saying it

Resumesimo

Your boss is someone whom you should generally always follow. There are times that you should clearly say no and there are even some times that your boss is looking for you to say no. The truth of the matter is that good employees may regularly say that two-letter word without ever letting it leave their lips. Therefore learning how to say no is something that is as essential to your job as being able to actually do it.