Wed.Apr 04, 2012

Pursuing a Cyber Security Career

Careers Done Write

The following is a guest post by Erin Palmer, a contributor to U.S. News University Directory. The following represents the views and opinions of the source and does not necessarily reflect the views of Careers Done Write.

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How functional is your workspace at work? At home?

Resume Bear

Whether they’re stuck in a time warp, distracting, or just plain depressing, many work-spaces around the nation aren’t exactly boosting productivity.

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5 Key Areas to Target When Branding Your Resume

Career Realism

Customizing your resume for each position you apply to can be critical in today’s job search. It’s vitally important your resume conveys you are a perfect match for the job. When tailoring your resume to each specific position there are five key areas you want to remember to change: 1.

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Resign Your Job without Ending Your Career

Careers Done Write

Most of us, at one point in our career, fantasize about quitting a job in a bombastic, dramatic, or humorous fashion. Remember the Jerry Maguire mission statement about the sports agencies? Or, how about the “ I quit song " from the movie, “That Thing You Do?”

How current is that job search advice? | Beware the dinosaur.

Write Solution

photo by mcdittx via Flickr. I recently worked with a soon-to-gradate, elementary school teacher. She came as a referral from a close friend of hers. When working with students, I’m careful to explain my approach to resume creation and the reality of Job Search 2012.

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4 Ways to Source Keywords for Your Resume

Career Solvers

Keywords for resumes refer to the buzzwords or search terms that recruiters and hiring managers are using to source candidates for their open positions. Keywords generally relate to skills that are specific to the job function, industry, or business environment.

Don’t Ignore Your Emotions at Work!


Growing up, you were likely told not to let little things get to you. If you are like most others, you missed that day in school when they actually taught you step-by-step, how to be successful at this. You can’t and shouldn’t turn your emotions off at work. After all, you are human!

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The Psychology of Networking: How Some Appear Natural While Others Stutter

The Undercover Recruiter

If you’ve spent time looking for a new job these days, then it shouldn’t surprise you to find out that, according to Harvard Business School , 65% to 85% of jobs are found through networking. That statistic was a big deal when it was released.

How to Get Accepted for a Job After Being Rejected

Career Rocketeer

A hiring selection process is often long and drawn out, with multiple screenings, interviews, and reference checks. Coming in 2nd place for a position you wanted and thought was inevitable can be hard to take. Usually candidates will drop the whole thing after a rejection and simply move on to pursuing the next opportunity they [.]. Networking SEO1

9 Nursing Skills Every Practitioner Should Possess

Career Realism

In addition to having solid health care skills , those who succeed in the nursing profession possess unique qualities of character and spirit. These are nine personal attributes every nurse needs to provide the best possible patient care: 1. Compassion.

Received Value Vs. Perceived Value


How do you assess your time? Makin' a List. I have been asked this question by clients, employers, and friends. Clients and Employers want to know, “Will I get my money’s worth?” ” Friends want to know if I ever sleep and how do I decide where to spend my time.

Green Career Tip: What’s Experience Got to Do With It? 5 Strategies to Strengthen Your Career Story

Green Career Central

You are excited about your goal to transition into a greener, more sustainable career. You’ve completed a degree (or you are working toward a degree) or you’ve invested in a green certification program. You know you’ve put in a lot of effort. You’ve learned so much.

How To Write A Cover Letter

Boomers Next Step

Writing a cover letter can be quite a bit of a challenge especially for people who are still trying to figure it out. While a resume lists your education and work experience and tells the recruiter about your job responsibilities, the cover letter is the one that actually gives you the opportunity to describe what [.]. Careers Cover Letters coverletter resume

Job Stalking and Saying "No"

Job Stalker

True story: it was a luncheon held after a successful “launch” of a new media venture. Immediately, the gathering turned from a general social outing to a more formal, business planning session, and I was forced to do something that I have found myself doing more frequently: saying “no” to such big plans. Like many. Read more »

how to make your employees love you, and why you should volunteer

Ask A Manager

I always wonder if there are any managers out there who would say that their staff hates them. Probably not — and yet there are tons of bosses who are indeed despised, and they must have no idea. Unnerving if you’re a boss, no? Over at the Intuit QuickBase blog today, I talk about 12 ways to make your employees love you.

25 Life-Changing Benefits of Daily Exercise

Career Realism

In working with hundreds of executive coaching clients over the past 18 years, I’ve definitely noted ONE HABIT that stands out more than any other as a truly LIFE-TRANSFORMING habit.

When It Comes to Job Search, Ditch the Excuses!

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter When it comes to job search, as in other tough, but surmountable challenges in life, you must ditch the excuses that keep you from taking action and forge ahead! You don’t think you have the time in your already bulging schedule? Then maybe you should reprioritize your schedule just a bit to [.] No related posts. Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Job Search Advice U.S. News & World Report career management career strategy job search Job Search Excuse

US 3 — How to avoid office distractions and actually get work done

Cube Rules

My post on “ How to avoid office distractions and actually get work done ” is now up on Don’t get distracted — check it out! photo by: underminingme. Related posts: — How to update your resume for 2012. – The Secret to Networking.

wee answer Wednesday: 7 short questions, 7 short answers

Ask A Manager

It’s wee answer Wednesday! Here we go… 1. My boss suggested I become a contract employee. My boss has suggested (but not acted on it yet) that she switch me from full-time salaried employee to a contract employee so that I am not on company payroll, therefore reducing her payroll taxes, because I do not use company offered health insurance. I am the only person in the company who does not take the insurance, so she says I do not need to be on payroll.

Online Marketing: A Career Path That’s Taking Off

Career Alley

“ It’s a job that’s never started that takes the longest to finish. ” – J. Tolkien. Online marketing is a career opportunity that’s hot and growing hotter. Among them, social media marketing is currently one of the biggest career opportunities in online marketing. People with knowledge or experience in online marketing can find marketing jobs in such areas as brand managers, email marketers, search engine marketers, and media planners.

Communicating Bad News


In recent days I have heard about a couple of situations where good employees have been turned off from their work because of poor communication of bad news on the part of their superiors. In both cases, it was the … Continue reading →

Time for spring cleaning


When you think about the word spring, your mind automatically goes to images of blossoming flowers, light rain and fields filled with wildflowers. Before you start running through the hills and singing, you should stop and think about spring cleaning. Most people remember to clean out their house during the spring months, donating items to charities and removing the trash that piled up during the winter. While cleaning your house is always helpful, so is cleaning your office space.