Thu.Jun 23, 2011

Using Email to Promote Your Personal Brand

Careers Done Write

Every time you send out an email, you have the opportunity to promote your personal brand. The way you communicate in email is important because every message you send tells the recipient something about you.

Top LinkedIn Job Search Tips Articles

Position Ignition

LinkedIn is becoming a big part of one's job search and so getting your head around how best to harness it as a tool that will work for you is really important.

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20 Inconvenient Career Truths

Career Realism

In career coaching, I share inconvenient truths with my clients on a regular basis. I know it’s hard to hear these things but they make you stronger. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder Job Search advice blog career expert truths

40 Best Career Counselor Blogs for the Brand New Graduate

Resume Bear

Transitioning from college into full-time work is rarely an easy journey. There’s a lot to learn about office culture, time management, keeping jobs and even about what you really want out of a career.

Interviews: The Power of Thank You Notes

Executive Career Brand

Interviews: The Power of Thank You Notes is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Old-fashioned good manners are surprisingly powerful these days. Maybe because so many people lack them.

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A Strategy For Job Interviews: Three Themes

Tim's Strategy

Today you’ll get a quicker read than normal. The topic is job interviews. Specifically learning how to leave the interview team with a focused set of takeaways about you. The alternative? You throw everything you’ve got at them. Rambo style.

How to Answer the ‘What Did You Make at Your Last Job?’ Question

JT & Dale Talk Jobs

Dear J.T. & & Dale: I hate the “What did you make at your last job?&# question. I used to make a lot, but now I know I’ll never make that again. As soon as I tell the recruiter what I made, the interview is over. What can I do? Christian. J.T.:

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4 words to remove from your resume

Ask A Manager

“References available upon request.&#. Do you have this line on the bottom of your resume? If you do, go delete it. Believe me, no one is concerned that you might refuse to provide references upon request. It’s assumed that you will. It’s like saying “phone calls returned upon request.&#. You have that line there because at some point long ago you learned that it was the thing to do.

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Friday’s Feedback

Sklover Working Wisdom

Note : Recently we posted a Newsletter entitled “ Positional Leverage in Workplace Negotiating. which spurred a lot of positive feedback. Here’s one of the emails we received: . “We’re We’re a group of volunteers and starting a new scheme in our community.

Restarting Your Career

Career Rocketeer

In the current economic realities, we all now know people with work gaps. People by the 1000’s have been laid off and are still searching for jobs after 1 or 2 years. It’s an issue, but it doesn’t have the hiring stigma it once did. Now try to imagine not working for the past 10 or 15 years.

How Much Follow-up is Too Much?

JT & Dale Talk Jobs

Dear J.T. & & Dale: I’ve been told companies hate it when you keep contacting them after an interview. How many follow-up contacts is too many? Cheryl. J.T.: My rule of thumb for my clients is this: — Always ask during the interview how long it will be until they make a decision.

Cover Letters and Resumes – Does Paper Really Matter?

Boomers Next Step

Okay, you’ve updated your cover letters and resume. Now they are polished, bright and terrific. You’ve paid your local resume guru a few bucks to make sure you’ve got smooth sailing to your next job or career. He wrote you a killer objective statement and put the latest buzz-words into these finely crafted pieces of. Careers Cover Letters Resume Help coverletter Job hunting resume

Channel Your VP of Sales and Do a Win/Loss When the Candidate Tells You No.

HR Capitalist

Good sales teams accept losing a deal with class and dignity. Then - they circle back around to do what's known as a win/loss analysis, which is designed to find out why the prospect said no. Was it price? Features? Support? Trust in the Sales Pro? Responsiveness from Sales Pro? You can do the same thing in HR, doing a win/loss with candidates who reject offers. Couple of things to keep in mind if you experiment with this: 1.

Employee Engagement and Conversational Fear Busting

David Zinger

Safety trumps fear: Are you creating better conversations for employee engagement? Fear immobilizes. We may stay frozen in place with the unwillingness or inability to move forward. We may be ready to do something but not willing or able to do something.

Job Search Reviews – I Read it on the Web

Career Alley

“ We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.&# – Aristotle. You know what they say “you don’t know what you don’t know&#.

The Economics of Re-recruit-ing


It seems to me that after a company recruits, wows, and hires an individual, the recruiting and candidate courting process stops. These hard working employees are working for your organization. They are trained. They understand the ropes, and they do the job.

Psst…We’re All in Sales!

Career Realism

Sales - The moving of goods and services in exchange for value, the top line of the company report. Without sales there is NO company. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at Climbing the Ladder advice blog career expert sales