Mon.Mar 19, 2012

3 Online Tools to Network your Way into Job

Resume Bear

Posted by Adam Justice. Social media is becoming increasingly important for job networking. The last couple of years have been hard on the economy, and if you’ve been forced to hunt for a job during that time you know this all too well.

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10 Reasons Why You’re Not Getting the Job Offer

Career Realism

Let’s begin with a few of assumptions. Since you got the interview your cover letter and resume were obviously effective. You arrived on time, were dressed conservatively, smiled, gave a firm handshake, had the right attitude, did all the basics of Interviewing 101.

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New Jobs in the Social Media Industry

Resume Bear

Guest post by Barry Magennis - If you have a creative flare and are considering a career change then you could give the Social Media industry a thought.

Is Your LinkedIn Profile 100% Complete?

Executive Career Brand

You may be wondering what “100% complete” is, and why it even matters. When your LinkedIn profile meets their criteria for completeness, your profile is more likely to land higher in search results. Your visibility increases dramatically.

Résumé Help: Easy on the Eyes

Careers Done Write

Once again we have an accomplished job seeker who has a résumé that is holding her back. There are several issues. The biggest issue is readability. We are showing a section of her résumé to focus on readability.

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5 Ways to Become Invaluable to Your Organization

Career Copilot

5 Ways to Become Invaluable to Your Organization. While the greatest challenge for some during this economic trough is applying for a job and getting hired, which certainly has its difficulties, a less talked-about challenge that others face is keeping their jobs when others are being laid off. Budget cuts have a way of sharpening managers’ eyes and ears, and they tend to raise [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. Career Development

Is Your New Job Honeymoon Over? How to Get It Back


Do you remember the first few months at your new job? The excitement of a new environment, new co-workers, new projects, and the fact that your got hired in the first place gives way to boredom and job dissatisfaction.

5 Sure Signs You Need a CV Makeover

Mildred Talabi

Let’s be honest, you really hate doing your CV, don’t you? You can probably think of 101 more pleasurable things you’d rather be doing with your time than staring at your PC trying to figure out whether your education needs to go before your career history or vice versa. With 2.67

Should I Accept A Lower Level Job?

Tim's Strategy

It’s time for you to get a job. Any job. Ever heard this before? It may come from a concerned friend. A distant family member who knows better. Or you may simply overhear words like these at a party or in the stands at your kid’s baseball game.

Weight & Work: There is No Magic Pill for Either


The Change. change. I can see Menopause staring me down and no one ever wants to talk about it. Oh, a few talk show hosts have made feeble attempts at breaking down the walls and getting women and their families to discuss it.

21DPC Day 20 – Who are 3 Positive People You Can Spend More Time With?

Personal Excellence Blog

This is Day 20 of the 21-Day Positivity Challenge (21DPC) for March 2012. 21DPC Day 20 Question. Who do you spend most of your time with every day? Do you know the people hang out with have a direct effect on your level of consciousness ?

Finding the Real Power Centers at Work


You don’t have to look on the organizational chart, or read job descriptions. Office and desk placement aren’t necessarily giveaways, either. That’s because there’s all kinds of power in organizations, and those with official power, or power that comes from positions, aren’t necessarily the ones wielding the power that affects the daily life of a [.]. Office Politics Workplace Power Centers

Don’t Be Fooled by the “May – Shall” Trick

Sklover Working Wisdom

“I know that you believe you understand what you think I said, But I’m not sure you realize that what you heard is not what I meant.”. - Robert McCloskey. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES* : Misha contacted our office to make a “resignation plan.” She had been offered a great new job, and wanted to make sure she “cut her ties” without “burning her bridges.”

Finding the Real Power Centers at Work


You don’t have to look on the organizational chart, or read job descriptions. Office and desk placement aren’t necessarily giveaways, either. That’s because there’s all kinds of power in organizations, and those with official power, or power that comes from positions, aren’t necessarily the ones wielding the power that affects the daily life of a [.]. Office Politics Workplace Power Centers

How Do You Get Opportunity to Knock on Your Door?

Career Rocketeer

What every job hunter hopes for is to land the ideal job opportunity or career opportunity; the definition of opportunity being “in a good position, chance, or prospect, as for advancement or success. So why, it seems, are certain people more prone to having opportunities come their way and in closing the deal? To me the [.]. Job Search Perry Newman SEO1

Job Search – 7 Career Links Hot off the Presses!

Career Alley

“ The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary ” – Donald Kendall. I get a lot of email suggesting websites to review, articles links to post and apps to review.

will a pink mohawk be a problem in my job search?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’m 19 and have just returned home from a 3-month exchange trip. Before I left, I had a job at a guitar store, but I’m home a bit earlier than expected so I need to start looking for another job until the summer, when they can re-hire me. While I was away, I changed my hair to an electric pink mohawk. (It It was purple before, but a pixie-cut and my previous employer was fine with this.)

INFOGRAPHIC: State of Recruiting Survey 2012 [War of Talent Heats Up]

The Undercover Recruiter

Good news folks. The State of Recruting survey by Talent Tech is proof corporate and economic growth is on its way this year. As the war of talent heats up, it will drive tough competition for the best candidates (so good news for them too).

things you should not say to your boss

Ask A Manager

Some things you shouldn’t say to your boss unless you want to damage your standing and maybe your career: “Can you write that down for me?” ” “My bad.” ” “I don’t know what you’d do without me.” ” “I have another offer. Can you match it?” ” … and more. Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about 10 things you shouldn’t say to your boss and why. You can read it here.

9 Most Depressing Professions | Business Insurance

Guerrilla Job Hunting

It's easy to get down in the dumps about your job, especially every Sunday night when you realize that the next day is Monday and you have to go to work again. But some careers out there do more than just give workers a case of the Mondays. While people in these fields may be thankful to have a job (the unemployed tend to have higher rates of depression), not every career field is equally fulfilling.

How to Use Business Editing to Create a Flawless Business Plan

Boomers Next Step

To make the best impression, it is important to have your business plan checked over by a professional who has experience editing business documents. Business editing can make your plan sound professional, which is important if you will be showing it to potential investors. You can also use a business editing service to make sure [.]. Entrepreneurs SOHO Business plan

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terse answer Tuesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

It’s terse answer Tuesday — seven short answers to seven short questions. We’ve got a boss who wants to be “like husband and wife” with his employee, reference requests when you can’t give a good one, and more. Here we go… 1. My interview will be in a bar. After submitting my cover letter and resume to Living Social Experiences , I have been called back for the first round of interviews. The location is at a bar during cocktail hour.

The Debate on the Existence of Burnout


For people who have experienced burnout it is very real. It is something they hope to avoid in the future. Others do not believe in burnout. They hold this view despite others describing the experience and accepting the diagnosis. They … Continue reading →

What Your Resume Says About You

Professional Resume Services

Everyone knows that in order to apply for a job vacancy they have to submit a resume as well as a cover letter. We often spend hours going over our resume and ensuring that it is perfect, however, we don’t really give consideration to what it really says about us.

10 Tips for a Winning Resume

Boomers Next Step

According to an HR professional, a resume has only 10 seconds to make an impact on the HR executive. Only 10 seconds! Even the everyday commercials that we see get more than 10 seconds to sell their detergents and soaps to us. You have to utilize these seconds and sell your abilities to the [.]. Careers Resume Help resume

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4 Steps to Get a Summer Internship in 2012

Career Realism

Every savvy college student in America knows an internship is a must-have before you graduate. In today’s competitive workplace, getting an entry-level job requires real-world working experience. And an internship is the best way to get it.

Think about things before you say them


Constructing a concise and well thought out resume is just one step in the processes of finding a good job. After a resume has been reviewed and an interview scheduled, the next step is usually to complete an in-person or over the phone interview with the company. Some basic things such as hygiene and grooming are important. The clothes that are worn to an interview can also make a difference since they will help to form the employer’s first visual impression of the applicant.

Using iPads in Your Industry

Career Realism

Since the iPad first launched in April 2010, it is estimated that Apple has sold well over 50 million units. With over 200,000 apps, mobile Internet and office software, businesses across a variety of industries are now utilizing the tablet.

Job hunting phrases and what they really mean.

Guerrilla Job Hunting

Here are some of my favorite phrases and what they really mean. Phrase. You probably think. What it really means. What you can do about it.   Phrase: Self-starter You probably think This job requires a great deal of initiative What it really means You’re on your own. Remember that old saying “sink or swim”. Here’s where the rubber really meets the road cause your on your own baby! What you can do about it Go to Google and run a search with the name of the company as well as the word resume.

March Madness at - I'm Picking Talent Management over Jessie Jackson.

HR Capitalist

Hey - did you know that Workforce Management magazine is celebrating it's 90th Anniversary? What type of service award is available for that? A Ford Taurus? Better yet - is celebrating the anniversary by putting up some March Madness style brackets , where they pit things like outsourcing vs. Title 9 - NCAA bracket style based on your view of which one had the most workplace impact.

Creative Work Environment - What do the really mean?

Guerrilla Job Hunting

We don’t have a lot of money to give you but we sure have fun together on the weekend! Compliments of David E Perry and Kevin Donlin. For more creative job search tactics , go to the Guerrilla Marketing for job hunters blog and download the free audio CD

Must-Have Job Seeker Quality in 2012

Career Realism

What are employers really looking for? Is it skills? Experience? Personality? All of the above? Well, yes, it is all of those things – and something more. You see, during the early stages of an economic recovery (Good news, we are slowing getting to one!),

Should I Choose a Well-Known Franchise Brand?

Career Realism

“Should I limit my choices to a well-known franchise brand ?” ” There is a lot of disagreement over this question. Some people insist a franchise is not worth owning unless it is a household name. Others feel that name recognition is of comparatively small importance.