Mon.Apr 23, 2012

Take Advantage of Social Media! How to Find a Job on Twitter

Resume Bear

These days there’s no lack of job searching sources online. Unfortunately, many of these sites become cluttered with traffic and don’t allow for a personal connect between you and the company.

The 6-second resume scan is hogwash

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Hat tip to Dawn Lennon and Dawn Bugni for unwittingly spurring me (via our chat over at Google Plus) to write this post discussing a recent survey on resumes. I admit to being highly concerned about TheLadders’ survey and the sweeping comments encouraging ‘minimalist’ resumes, asserting that resumes are only reviewed for [.] No related posts.

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Your biggest barrier to starting your own business

Penelope Trunk

Last month I gave a speech at the Natural Products Expo in California, and I took my son with me. Everyone’s an entrepreneur in my family, and my son’s first thought was that this would be a good way to expand his egg business.

Self-Google or Doom Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Right before I speak with potential clients for the first time, I Google their names. This is exactly what many hiring professionals and executive recruiters do when they’re assessing candidates. What I typically find is a very meager online footprint, with very little social networking.

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5 Myths About Job Searching

Career Realism

The smartest person always gets the job. Definitely not true – companies these days are more interested in the complete worker. Having brains is always an advantage, but it’s not the only thing that hiring managers are looking for.

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Is Your Resume Junk Mail?


You’re probably asking “How could my resume be as bad as junk mail?” ” But chances are … your resume looks just like junk mail to your recipients … and therefore gets treated like junk mail. No one thinks their own resume. Continued at [link]. Featured Resumes reCareered Blog

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Don’t Hoard Vacation Days!


There are many people who still think that hoarding their vacation days is the best way to go. So, if this sounds like you, rest-assured tha you are not alone in your thinking. Unfortunately, just because a lot of people are doing it, does not make it right.

How to Prove You’re a High-Value Target in a Senior-Level Job Interview

Career Rocketeer

If you are going for a senior level job interview, do you know how to position yourself as a high-value target? Whether we are discussing personal marketing collateral (resume/CV, executive profile) or your communication message, there are two requirements. One, they must be cohesive. Who you are in person is exactly who is portrayed on paper; [.]. Interviews Margaret Buj SEO1

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Regard Your Work


I used to plow through my days. at the speed of light. light. If I slowed down, I would fall behind. I couldn’t afford to fall behind. What if I got left? My greatest fear as an adult has always been failure.

Announcing a New Book: Manage Your Job Search

Hiring Technical People

I have released a beta book, Manage Your Job Search: Reduce Your Overwhelm, Focus Your Search, and Get Your Next Job! While I was writing and updating Hiring the Best Knowledge Workers, second edition , I realized that my advice wasn’t precisely opposite for people who were searching for jobs. It’s too easy to become lost in the find-your-job project.

How Much Should You Care About Your Employees' Health?

Water Cooler Wisdom

There really is a consulting firm for everything. Engaged Health Solutions  provides health and well-being coaching and education to employee populations. The company engages a client’s employees in their own well-being and keeps them engaged as they set and meet their goals. Employers investing in innovative, different programs that will impact their employees' health is definitely a 21st century best practice,” says EHS communications manager Libby Lowe. 

the 10 worst things about job hunting

Ask A Manager

If you hate job searching, you’re not alone. From employers who set up phone interviews and then never call to employers who interview you and then never both to get back to you, job hunting is often filled with indignities, rudeness, and frustration. Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about the 10 worst things about it. Take a look here , and let me know if I missed anything… job searching

Best in Class Companies Offer Flexible Work Arrangements


Defining Flexible Work Schedules. According to the 2011 Work+Life Fit Reality Check , eight out of 10 full-time employees currently use some type of day-to-day, work-life flexibility.

how to set boundaries with people who want to pick your brain

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I have follow up question to a February 2010 post, “ When Does Advice Become Consulting.” ” I’m relatively new to nonprofit leadership and often find myself in a situation where, as the head of a reputable organization in a specific field, I get requests from people who want to “pick my brain” about some aspect of our work.

Informal Networking: My Walk With Sanjay

Tim's Strategy

On a brisk April morning this past week, I met a new friend. We don’t know each other that well yet. After all, we just met. But the way we met is the theme of this post. So it matters. . We met on the way to my presentation in Newport Beach, CA. A little informal networking.

The Way for Leaders

Learning Voyager

My OD colleague Roland Sullivan asked what wisdom I would share with CEOs in Asia about learning, development, and change. In my career, I have had the opportunity of observing "up-close and personal" several CEOs lead their organization in both learning and change. Here's some wisdom based on one of these people. One was the CEO of a rapidly growing telecom company in the 1980's and 90's.

Ugly Job Search – Horror Stories – Grim but True

Career Alley

“ I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. ” – Lily Tomlin. It can happen to anyone. A bad interview, a resume error (big time), insulting the interviewer. Of course sometimes it is just plain and simple stupidity or lack of awareness.

Job Hunting and Resume Writing: Are You Taking the Wimpy Way Out?

Career Rocketeer

When I say ‘taking the wimpy way out’ I’m not calling anyone a wimp per se’. I am referring to people following in the footsteps of J. Wellington Wimpy. If you are a Sunday funnies, cartoons or comic book fan you may know J. Wellington Wimpy, better known as plain old Wimpy. For those that don’t, [.]. Job Search Perry Newman SEO1

When is a book post not a book post?

Job Stalker

There is a subtle pun in operation in the title, but you’ll have to go check my review site later to get it. But, how can I be doing a “book feature” here without having a review of a book to feature? Well, it’s because today I’m pointing you to a whole bunch of books. Read more »

“How can I prevent being blamed for misconduct by former colleagues?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: Left a job recently due to poor behavior of the company directors. They were sending to me our competitor’s confidential information that they surely had no right to have or use because they were trade secrets. . How can I protect myself in case there is ever an investigation? I do not want to be blamed or included as a wrongdoer. Perhaps I am just paranoid? Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Two Points about Illegitimate Tasks, Burnout, and Working Relationships


People enjoy contributing to their workgroup’s mission. If this attitude is unusual in your workplace, it may reflect some serious shortfalls in how people are recruited or managed in their work. Despite a general willingness to participate in the workgroup’s … Continue reading →

Crazy Job Requirements

Career Realism

A reader (thanks, Ken!) sent me a hilarious quote from a job posting he stumbled across in his job search. It said… “Ability to accept constructive criticism without ‘feeling criticized.’”. ’”. I mean c’mon, really?

Working in research


Working in research is an academician’s dream. It is one of the best things they can do if they prefer the school setting and the academic setting. Constantly studying and discovering things is one of the great dreams of people that like to learn and comprehend. There are a lot of people that haven’t gone through the rigorous training needed to become a professional researcher, but they are perhaps considering going into it, and they know they love the classroom.