Wed.Apr 18, 2012

Finding Your Voice in Social Media

Resume Bear

Social media is primarily text-based. While there are sites that focus only on rich-media sharing (Instagram and YouTube, for example), they still allow comments, favorites and shares.

5 Things to Ask in a Job Interview

Career Realism

“Do you have any questions for me?”. This is typically the final question you will be asked in a job interview. Ask the wrong questions and you might look like a bad fit. Ask no questions and you might look indifferent, inexperienced, or uneducated about the position.

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Can You Have One Too Many Interviews in Your Job Search?

Resume Bear

How many times you interview for a given job can go a long way in determining whether or not you get the position you seek. That being said when is one interview looked upon to be one too many?

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Sell Yourself to a Potential Employer With Your CV

Career Realism

A CV is your chance to sell yourself to a potential employer and it has to be well written. Don’t waffle, don’t underplay your skills and definitely don’t lie… just be honest, be YOU. After all, in a job interview they will soon work out the real you. Set the Scene.

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Tips to Move Up the Corporate Leader

Career Copilot

The corporate world today is very competitive. Gone are the days when you only have to work hard and stay out of trouble to move up the corporate ladder. Now, you have to have an edge over other workers if you want to be on top. This doesn’t mean though that you don’t have to [.]. Career Development career advice corporate culture exercise self improvement

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Liberal Arts Graduates Create Careers

Career Realism

Liberal Arts graduates facing graduation this spring are entering a sluggish job market. Unlike their peers in engineering or nursing, many have no idea where they will get a job or what they will be doing. Despite this, Liberal Arts graduates can expect to have bright futures.

this is maybe why your career is stalled

Ask A Manager

Have you ever wondered why you’re not doing better in your career — why you’re not getting the projects, jobs, promotions, and salary that you’d like? It’s worth asking if your own beliefs about and approach to work might be what’s holding you back. Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I talk about eight common misconceptions that can stall your career. You can read it here.

Thesaurus.com and Your Resume

Career Rocketeer

Words matter! They paint mental pictures. They make an impression. They facilitate understanding. And they can separate you from your competition in your job search! Too often, people use the same words as everyone else. When your resume sounds the same as the last 23 resumes they read, it’s difficult to set yourself apart. Using different [.]. Resumes SEO1

How to Demonstrate Company Cultural Fit In Your Resume

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Understandably so, metrics often are a focal point when building a strong and interview-grabbing resume story. While measurable impact is critical in creating a compelling career chronology, equally important is articulating your cultural fit with your target employer. In my recent post at US News.com, I showed that you can demonstrate your [.] No related posts. Company Culture executive resumes Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter U.S.

How Pinterest Can Help Your Job Search [Example Resumes]

The Undercover Recruiter

Tweet. Pinterest is a unique form of social media site which allows users to ‘pin’ almost anything from the web to a number of customised boards. These boards are then visible to friends found through the site and individual posts can be liked, commented on or reposted.

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I turned down a job offer but now I want the job

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I have been unemployed for the past 4 months. I rejected an offer for employment a month ago. I recently saw that the job that I applied for is now being reposted. What is the professional etiquette in regard to me contacting the employer to review potentially joining them? I was clear on my reasons as to why I rejected the offer (after 4 counteroffers between us).

Green Career Tip: Eight Strategies to Make the Most of Earth Day Events

Green Career Central

Earth Day is a wonderful opportunity to connect with the green movement in your area. Use the strategies in this article to jumpstart your green career exploration. Find Local Green Events Earth Day itself is Sunday, April 22nd. Events may be scheduled throughout the weeks surrounding Earth Day.

Avoiding Fault & Dodging Blame: It’s nothing new…

Blogging4jobs

or Woman Up! Sitting in the waiting room, my friend’s wife heard the footsteps coming down the hall. She didn’t even look, for hadn’t his surgery only just begun? It was surely not his doctor.

How Pinterest Can Help Your Job Search [Example Resumes]

The Undercover Recruiter

Pinterest is a unique form of social media site which allows users to ‘pin’ almost anything from the web to a number of customised boards. These boards are then visible to friends found through the site and individual posts can be liked, commented on or reposted.

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YOU unplugged.

Ms. Career Girl

I can’t help but notice every time I look around it seems that EVERYONE is plugged in. Plugged into an iPhone, checking email, watching a video, playing Words With Friends. It’s as if NO ONE can just sit there and just do nothing.

“Directed by my employer to discriminate; what can I do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: Alan, I have been employed for over one year in a temp staffing agency. I have reached my limit in having to discriminate against people of color, and older people, and now pregnant applicants. Because I will no longer follow the temp agency’s “guidelines” for who to hire, my job is now in jeopardy. Already two employees are suing the company for their outright discrimination.

Does Birth Order Really Affect How We Handle Money?

Ms. Career Girl

My cousin has three kids. The middle child has been whining about life being unfair since he was three years old.

The Acceptability of Cheating

WorkEngagement

After a spate of recent disciplinary cases involving academic dishonesty, a local high school decided to have an open discussion with students and teachers about the subject of cheating. The school promised amnesty and encouraged students to be honest about … Continue reading →

Working (and Eating) at Home

Telecommuting Journal

Working at home is great, and it has lots of perks. But some of those perks can easily become hazardous. Being able to eat lunch at home is a cost-saving perk. You don’t have to bring your lunch to work, and you don’t have to spend money on expensive lunches out.

How to Get a Job in Retail

Career Alley

“ Whatever you are, be a good one. ” – Abraham Lincoln. If you’re looking to work in a fast paced and dynamic environment then retail is the industry you need to be in. With flexible hours, you can choose to work full time or part time and choose between mornings, during the day or even at night.

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Filling Resume Gaps – Part 1: Contract, project, freelance or temp work

reCareered

This is the first part of a series explaining how to fill gaps on your resume. Today, we’re going to talk about filling gaps between contract, project, freelance and/or temp work. If you’re in career transition, you’ve felt it. Continued at [link]. Featured Resumes reCareered Blog

Getting That Dream Job

Job Stalker

(Yes, I received a free copy of the book for purposes of review. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way… ) One of the things that has been really frustrating in terms of job seeking has been the huge amount of content about how to find/get/keep a job. Most of the “conventional” wisdom tends. Read more »