Wed.Feb 15, 2012

Don’t Let Your Age Hold You Back When Job Hunting.

Resume Bear

Although there are laws on the books to protect workers 40 and over from being discriminated against, that does not mean such illegal practices don’t take place during the background screening process.

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3 Must-Dos When You Don’t Get the Job

Career Realism

You polished your resume.You got a call. You aced the interview. You were brought back in – twice! But you didn't get the job. What now? To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at Job Search advice careers employer HR human resources interview job resume search tip

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9 Killer Questions Candidates Ought to Ask the Interviewer

The Undercover Recruiter

You’ve made it to the interview and you’ve prepared for all the questions they are supposedly going to ask you. You go in confident, chest up, and smiling for what feels like forever. They start asking you questions about your background and life stories to illustrate your unique character.

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#1 Reason to Attend a Networking Event Even if You Don’t Know Anyone

Career Realism

Attending a networking event where you don't know anyone doesn't have to painful, or even uncomfortable, if you know how to manage the situation. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at Networking advice career event job network path search tip

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Why Is My Job Search Taking So Long?

Career Rocketeer

Many job seekers are having a long stretch of unemployment before they land a new position these days. For some, it’s self-inflicted. For some, it’s external circumstances. And for some, it’s actually a blessing. While most people could be doing more to speed up their job search, there are many factors to be considered, and ways [.]. Job Search

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Relocating for Work


If you’re reading this article it’s probably because you’ve either been offered a job with the prospect of relocation, or you’re considering an offer.

How to Get Better Work Performance from Your Employees

Career Realism

As a leader or manager, how do you create "meaning" at work? Here are some tips on getting better work performance from your employees. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at Climbing the Ladder advice career Employee expert job performance tip work

Guess Who’s Featured in the Latest Edition of The CAREER Magazine!

Career Makeover Coach

I am excited to announce that I’ve been featured on the cover of the January/February issue of The CAREER Magazine! In case you didn’t know – I contribute to two columns in The CAREER Magazine – one on career makeover tips, the other that gives advice for how to launch while working. Published by Stephanie [.]. Announcement Go From Employee to Entrepreneur tag1 Tai Goodwin

Job Search Technology for LinkedIn

Career Brander

LinkedIn is now growing at 7500 MPH. That’s Members Per Hour. Speed like that, is really powerful, but speed can also kill, so be careful. . Below we examine several pieces of job search technology that are applicable to LinkedIn. 1. Card Munch. Card Munch is an App that scans business cards through I phones and turns that business card into a contact and shows you that individual’s LinkedIn profile, their credentials, as well as the contacts that you have in common.

Email: A Costly Error and You Are Fired!


A few years ago, a young woman called me, devastated. She had been fired from her job. She had nowhere to turn and was seeking advice. What could I tell her but the same old, tired phrases “Everything happens for a reason” or “You will see, it will be for the better.”

The Top Way to Find Out What Will Add Value to Someone Else

The Job Quest

The most common searches that lead folks to my blog oftentimes have something to do with “adding value.” ” They want to add value to their company, or add value to their network, or show on their résumé how they will add value to a prospective employer.

Here's Why Performance Management Feels like A Cop is Running It.

HR Capitalist

You have great ideas. You're going to decentralize the whole performance management process at your company. Power to the managers. Real conversations. Let them run their business. The way it ought to be. The annual review, if it exists, is an afterthought. Then, a funny thing happens on the way to the forum. A manager with 10 reports turns in their annual reviews with no ratings separation. No narratives written to reinforce the behavior.

21DFC Day 14 – How Would You Rate Your Progress So Far? (And How Can You Make Week 3 Your Best Week Ever?)

Personal Excellence Blog

This is Day 14 of the 21-Day Fitness Challenge (21DFC) for Feb 2012. View all posts made during the challenge: 21DFC Overview. Hello and welcome to Day 14 (Feb 16) of the 21-Day Fitness Challenge ! We’re now at the end of Week 2! Day 14 - How Would You Rate Your Progress So Far? (And

how to get your job offer yanked at the last minute

Ask A Manager

I hear from a lot of people who are worried that if they try to negotiate the salary for their new job offer, the employer will pull the offer altogether. This is pretty rare (not unheard of, but extremely rare). However, there are things that you can do during the offer stage that will cause the offer to disappear. And over at U.S. News & World Report today, I tell you what they are. job offers

6 Work Skills that Improve Your Home Life (and Vice-Versa)

The Job Quest

Whether you are currently working as a manager or are a stay-at-home mom looking to get back into a management role after taking time off, you possess skills that are very transferable to the other side of your life.

ask the readers: when work gives you more than you signed up for

Ask A Manager

It’s our next “ask the readers” question! And this reader really needs some help. He writes: William Shakespeare once said in his play Twelfth Night “Be not afraid of greatness; some are born great, others become great and some have greatness thrust upon them.” ” I’m hoping that line applies to me — but it’s hard to see it that way right now.

Using LinkedIn for Job Hunting

Resume Help Blog

Using LinkedIn for Job Hunting It is no secret that LinkedIn is an important tool to scout for jobs and develop professional contacts. Jobseekers can use this social media website to attain several benefits. For example, it can find information on the kinds of people that an employer is looking for or the hiring manager’s [.]. Advice and Articles

wee answer Wednesday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

It’s wee answer Wednesday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions. We’ve got someone in love with a higher-up, listing eBay work on a resume, and more. Here we go… 1. Employee shares too much personal information. I manage a dental practice. Our dental hygienist tells patients too much personal information during appointment. Advice? Um, tell her? You’re her manager, so you need to give her direct and straightforward feedback.

Worn Out Phrases in an Executive Resume

Professional Resume Services

It’s funny how job titles have changed over the years. You know, titles like “nurse’s aide” are now called “patient care representative” and “janitor” is now called “sanitation engineer.” ” The newer job titles of the 1990s had all positions sound much more glamorous than they really were. Other phrases that were popular on resumes in

Cubicle Blues – Dealing with Depression in the Workplace

Cube Rules

photo credit: Pink Sherbet Photography. If find yourself struggling with depression at work, you are certainly not alone. According to a recent study by the American Psychological Association (APA), over a third of Americans repeatedly experience stress on the job. So what should you do if your cubicle is starting to turn a shade of blue? Here are five points to consider: 1. Awareness of the problem is key. It is certainly normal to feel a bit down every now and then.

Green Career Tip: 3 Tips to Move from -I Want a Green Career- to -I Have a Green Career-

Green Career Central

This simple visual says so much about how much time we all spend worrying about and thinking about things we want to do! Watching how the figure’s pose changes as he moves up the staircase says so much about the energy at each stage.

How to break through abroad


It could be said that many people wish they could leave their old lives behind and try something new. This may imply moving across a street or even across a state. However, while not as high in number, you are among those that wish to leave behind an entire country. But how can you go about breaking through and entering a brand new culture? What should you consider as you work towards your goal?

Cover Letters – Reality Check

Resume to Referral

The best cover letters are like preliminary sales pitches – but they also present a clear, objective, and honest picture of who you are and what you have to offer. The key word there is ‘honest.’ Nobody likes a braggart – particularly a prospective employer. One of the surest ways to get your cover letter

Who’s the Better CEO? Clooney or Pitt?

Career Realism

Both George Clooney and Brad Pitt are accomplished actors, but could they handle the pressure to perform in the boardroom? Submit your vote! To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at Climbing the Ladder advice career ceo poll