Wed.May 02, 2012

Your Resume: Professional Awards and Affiliations

Career Realism

Your resume should include professional awards you’ve received and your professional affiliations (for example, membership in an industry organization). There is no such thing as an insignificant award or affiliation. Whether you stood out from a group of 100 or 10, you still stood out.

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How to Sell a Millennial With Your Job Description

Resume Bear

It’s no secret that most job descriptions are awful. They make the hiring company sound boring and the work tedious. This could be a real problem for employers when they try to hire Generation Y Millennials.

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Top 5 Mistakes People Make When Starting a New Job

Career Realism

You may have heard of the term career suicide. Most of the time you hear it when people pass a wrong comment to the boss and you hear someone say, “Are you trying to commit career suicide?” It is all too easy to destroy your career if you make some of these mistakes.

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Top 10 Craziest LinkedIn Job Titles

The Undercover Recruiter

Tweet. Have you ever shared an office with a ‘Digital Overlord’? Or crunched numbers with an ‘Accounting Ninja’?

BIG DATA AND HR: Why HR Needs a Little More "Rainman"

HR Capitalist

Big Data and HR. Get ready, because it's the next buzzword/buzzphrase. What does HR having access to Big Data mean?

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Don’t Let Misconceptions Drive You Away

Boomers Next Step

Jania Bailey shares insights on buying a franchise and how FranNet can help recently interviewed Jania Bailey, FranNet’s president and COO, about franchising opportunities for Baby Boomers and how FranNet can help future franchisees reach their business goals. For 25 years, FranNet has helped people achieve their entrepreneurial dreams by matching them with the [.]. Franchising

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How To Tell If You Need a Job Change

Career Alley

“ Remembering you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. You are already naked. There is no reason not to follow your heart. ” – Steve Jobs. A friend once mused to me about changing jobs. When I asked him why doesn’t he just do it, he said he was not sure if it was the right decision. After all, aren’t we all taught to stick it out and persevere, he questioned. Perhaps things will change?

Green Career Tip: Your Green Career Focus: Don't Make These 5 Mistakes

Green Career Central

In the five years I’ve been helping people discover their green career direction, I’ve observed that most people look outside themselves to find answers. Generally they take one (or more) of the five actions listed.

Looking for a Job While You’re in a Job

Career Rocketeer

Obviously, it’s not just the unemployed that look for new jobs. Many that are currently in jobs, for a wide variety of reasons, look for new opportunities as well. The process of looking for a new job, however, can present a number of concerns and challenges that an unemployed job seeker doesn’t have to worry about. What [.]. Job Search SEO1

Employers Are Pickier Than Ever


Why are employers so picky? Learn why hiring managers have to be extra picky today. Continued at [link]. Featured Hiring Managers reCareered Blog career career coach employer getting noticed hiring Job job search Planning recession research Resume social branding

3 Rules for Overcoming Interview Jitters

Career Realism

One of our YouTube viewers asked this week: “I have a second interview coming up and I’ve got the jitters. What can I do to keep my nerves in check.”.

Networking: We're Doing It Wrong

Job Stalker

Recently, I had the opportunity to talk with two colleagues – one who came in from out of town this past weekend, the other a more local colleague. Central to both conversations was the whole concept of professional networking. It got me to thinking that, in talking with many people (including the “experts”)… we do so. Read more »

here’s an interview with me and my co-author…

Ask A Manager

Want to listen to an interview with me and my co-author, Jerry Hauser, talking about the messages in our book, Managing to Change the World: The Nonprofit Manager’s Guide to Getting Results ? Our publisher, Jossey-Bass, has an interview with us here.

I’d Rather Be Me NOT You… It’s the Only Way I Can Own My Success

The Undercover Recruiter

Tweet. I recently offered to help out a colleague by “becoming her” for two hours of my work day. What a ride that experience was! I began this new “job” somewhat reluctantly; all I had going for me was my desire to help my colleague. I knew going in that I was probably not going to enjoy this.

my job is making me travel and I hate it

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I am an engineer in research and development at a medium sized international company. When I was hired 8 years ago, I spent most of my time in the lab. As our department was downsized over the last several years, I have been required to spend more and more time in the field implementing new developments (locations all over the world). I was not asked about whether I wanted this transition or not. Trips have averaged about 1 week every 2 months.

Don’t Let the Man Bring You Down


How Does Your Childhood Define You? My childhood was unique. It was unusual, and I was blessed. I had a mother and a father who love me each and every single day. We lived in Kansas, a very conservative and Republican state.

10 costly job mistakes you have to stop making

Ask A Manager

If you’re having trouble finding a job, it might be because you’re sabotaging your chances without even realizing it. Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about 10 common mistakes that you might be making in your job search. You can read it here. job searching

Five Steps to Getting Out of Credit Card Debt

Ms. Career Girl

Ever heard of free money? Of course not, it doesn’t exist. In my world however, it did. This ‘free money’ came in the form of a cute little card that fit neatly in my wallet, pocket and palm – my credit card.

Four Key Qualities for Improving Workplace Civility


Improving the social dynamics of a workgroup is a challenging task. Social behavior resists change. Encounters with other people have a potential to become emotionally charged. It reflects ingrained habits with a long history of repetition. Ideally, members of workgroups … Continue reading →

Quiz: Do You Know Your Online Presence?

Career Realism

The following is a quick quiz to test your knowledge about your online presence. Answer true or false to the different statements and then read the correct answers below. Recruiters only search social media sites for younger, less experienced workers.

How to create perfect A team


In high school or college classrooms nothing can inspire the same level of despair as two simple words. Group project. The reason for this is simple. Being forced to work with people that you do not mesh well with can be frustrating and difficult for everyone involved. This frustration can be found in copious amounts in our professional lives as well when asked to collaborate with colleagues, regardless of profession.