Fri.Feb 17, 2012

Looking for a New Job? Check out the App Market

Resume Bear

Do you use any mobile apps throughout the day? According to Flurry , a company that specializes in mobile application analytics, mobile apps command Americans attention more than TV and the Internet between 6am and 6pm. At the peak of usage at 9pm, about 50 million consumers are using a mobile app.

5 Ways to Boost Your LinkedIn Profile

Corn on the Job

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Using correct verb tense

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb, My sister helped me by writing my first résumé last weekend. In my current job she used the verbs, “supervise,” “control” and “write.” ” Shouldn’t it be “supervises,” “controls” and “writes?”

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Time Do You Waste on Social Networks?

The Undercover Recruiter

The average employee will spend 12% of the working day using unproductive applications, such as Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. Only 59% of the day is spent using applications, which are deemed productive.

Resume Distribution Or Resume Posting

Professional Resume Services

The electronic age has revolutionized the way job seekers and employers meet. Online services take the volume of resume traffic to levels unimagined only a few years ago. With services to job seekers expanding continually, it’s important to understand the different options available to increase exposure of your resume to potential employers and recruiters.

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Unemployment as discussed by Abbott & Costello

Career Brander

Not sure how to provide literary credit for this parody. It arrived via email from Outplacement Tools Southern sales manager, with no author listed. (A political statement weaved in at the end has been removed.). The message is real. If you are unemployed or looking to make a career change, competition is much greater than the national unemployment statistics suggest.

Dividends in Pride


Vrrroooommm! The engine rev’d and lurched the vehicle just a bit. The car next to me, a Cadillac Escalade, was polished and chromed with expensive wheels and tires. Its anxious driver could barely contain himself while waiting for the light to change.

Watch What You Wear to Your Job Interviews

Career Rocketeer

I once heard about a guy who made about $80K/year going to an interview in his tennis clothes, because he had a game scheduled afterwards. His roommate advised him against it, but the job seeker said “If they don’t like me for who I am, then I don’t want to work there.” The majority of job [.]. Interviews SEO1

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Busy Week o' Writing!

Learning Voyager

This has been a busy period of writing for me! Topics range from job search to engagement to leadership. So here is a round-up for those who may have missed something. My Book! - I self-published my first book , called To Your Success! a motivational guidebook for anyone in transition, whether seeking a job, or seeking more meaningful work.

fast answer Friday: 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

It’s fast answer Friday! We’ve got coworkers who won’t train someone, how to answer your boss’s phone, and more. Here we go… 1. Who should have employee passwords? Who should confidentially hold the usernames and passwords for employees’ server, e-mail and SharePoint access? Some say HR and some say IT. Put another way, are user names and passwords an IT issue or an HR issue? I believe in normalized data structure so primary data can reside in only one place.

Do you really have to work so much?


Perfecting your resume is a good idea. Resumes are extremely important in today’s job market, probably more important than they have ever been. If you’re wondering why that is, it’s simple. Just like in the housing market there are buyer’s markets and seller’s markets, in the employment market there are employee’s markets and employer’s markets. An employee’s market is when companies are desperate for hires.

ask the readers: workplace clique makes others feel left out

Ask A Manager

Here’s our next “ask the readers” questions — the second-to-last before our week of them ends tomorrow. A reader writes: I have a staff of about 20. About 7 of them go out every weekend to dinner, movies, bars, etc. They like to talk about their evenings out at work in front of other staff that were not invited. I have received many complaints from other staff that it makes them feel uncomfortable and left out. How should I handle this situation? .