Mon.Apr 16, 2012

10 Keys To a Memorable Personal Brand

Executive Career Brand

With so much misinformation about personal branding bombarding us across social media, it’s easy to see why people are confused.

How Outdoor Activities Benefit Your Career Success


With the buzz created around outdoor activities, many people without thinking, may conclude that it is another high end product or perhaps has some special requirements. But these are not always the truth.

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The Right Way to Be Introspective on the Job Hunt

The Job Quest

“Your visions will become clear only when you can look into your own heart.” ” ~Carl Jung. Without a doubt, it’s important for job seekers to know themselves – what they like, what their aptitudes are, and so on.

Top 8 Tips for Job Fair Success

Career Realism

Walking into a job fair may seem like a daunting task. You may be one of hundreds of candidates vying for a recruiter’s attention, but you can earn an advantage over the competition by following these top tips for job fair success. Do your homework.

Your biggest career decision is who you marry

Penelope Trunk

Sheryl Sandberg, the woman who runs Facebook , has said that the most important career choice you’ll make is who you marry. I have to agree with this statement.

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Nailing that Job Interview in 5 Simple Steps

Career Copilot

It’s no secret that finding a job is pretty difficult in the current economic climate. Everyone from university graduates with little experience, to industry professionals are struggling to bag their dream jobs. So how much of it is in your hands? If you’re lucky enough to bag an interview, what steps can you take to [.]. Interviewing career career development interview techniques job hunting job interview tips job interviews

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Fearless Networking – Connect for Results

Career Realism

In my last article, I covered some basics of LinkedIn networking and I had a really good response. So many people REALLY struggle with networking and I get it.

How To Survive and Thrive in Your New Job [5 Useful Tactics]

The Undercover Recruiter

Tweet. Drum roll, please! You have landed your first or new job. Congratulations! You are on your way to be career happy. But, wait, did you know that accepting an offer is only the tip of the iceberg?

I Get It: 4 Ways I Can Tell You Don't Like Voice Mail (and what I think about each of them.)

HR Capitalist

It's a digital world, baby. As we all know, voice mail is on the decline since it's much easier to return an email or other type of digital message rather than have to pick up the phone and return a call. Wow - someone might actually pick up. Analog interaction ensues.

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the best questions to ask your job interviewer

Ask A Manager

Not sure what questions to ask your interviewer at your next job interview? Over at U.S. News & World Report today, I give you some suggestions. You can read it here. interviewing

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Résumé Help: Converting a Mexican CV to a U.S. Résumé

Careers Done Write

A great résumé or CV in another country may not translate well in the U.S. market. This is the case with Antonio. Let’s first look at the structure of his CV. A standard U.S.

you should read this book. or your manager should.

Ask A Manager

I’m excited to announce that the second edition of my book, Managing to Change the World: The Nonprofit Manager’s Guide to Getting Results , has just been published by Jossey-Bass. If you want all my thoughts on how to be a good manager, this book is it.

10 questions to ask yourself before sending off your CV

Mildred Talabi

So you’ve decided to cut costs (or corners) by giving yourself a CV makeover instead of hiring a CV expert to get the job done? Well, this isn’t necessarily a bad idea…… IF you know what you’re doing!

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How To Survive and Thrive in Your New Job [5 Useful Tactics]

The Undercover Recruiter

Drum roll, please! You have landed your first or new job. Congratulations! You are on your way to be career happy. But, wait, did you know that accepting an offer is only the tip of the iceberg?

is it okay to leave work right at 5 p.m.?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: Is it OK to leave the office right at 5 p.m.? I feel silly for asking, but more and more I feel as though it’s frowned upon to come in right at 9 and leave right at 5. I am a 2008 graduate and have been working for about 4 years now. In the beginning, I was always early to work and never batted an eyelash if a project required me to stay late. Along the way, though, I got married and had a baby.

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No Gene for the Human Spirit: The Genome Project Sucks


The Triumph of the Human Spirit. Many years ago, I sat in a 200-level English class studying different forms of story-telling. Two class sessions were spent time on the 1997 Andrew Niccol film Gattaca starring Ethan Hawke, Jude Law, and Uma Thurman.

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84% Of Currently Employed Workers Compete For Your Job


A CareerBuilder study last year projected that 84% of currently employed workers are searching for a new job and the numbers haven't changed much this year. Learn what that means for your job search. Continued at [link]. Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog career career change career coach Employment Job job search layoff Planning research

Do Job Interviews Measure Sight Reading?


How to Interview & Select the Right Candidate. If you don’t play music you may not know what sight reading is, as I didn’t. Seth Godin wrote a short blog post called Sight Reading, where he relates that when he was young he did not practice his music lessons.

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“Toxic smell in the office: what can I do?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: My question relates to a drain located in the small office where I work. There is a drain of some sort in the back room that emanates the smell of sewer gas. My nose burns by the end of the day, and my eyes get very irritated. I have complained about the smell twice and everyone in the office – the two owners, their wives and another employee – ignore the smell and accept it. This is my fourth week on the job, and it is a small office.

Digital Resume – Silicon Alley: What’s Your Web Presence?

Career Rocketeer

This title comes from a recent NY Post article by Christine Parker (4/8/12) which caught my eye and I think it will be an eye opener for many of you as well. Christine opens by stating “despite a recent Facebook password row, there are also firms who want to see your social media Web posts to [.]. Social Media Perry Newman SEO1

Coaches Who Should Not Of Been Fired?

Resume Bear

When it comes to coaching, a termination is much more than the loss of a job. It has the potential to tarnish one’s reputation and damage a coaching career for life. For the most part, coaches are measured on their wins and losses.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Virtual Teams

Water Cooler Wisdom

A virtual team is a group of people who work toward a common goal and are connected by technology though physically separated. Virtual teams scare a lot of people, who have visions of spending their time on all-night conference calls and not being able to trust team members they can’t see. Nevertheless, the trend is coming at us like a full-speed train.

The Configurations: The Workaholic


The workaholic configuration combines great activity with low enjoyment. They spend more time at work than absolutely necessary. Sometimes they spend much more time at work than anyone else wants them to. There is clearly a generous amount of energy … Continue reading →

Getting The WOW Factor Into Your Cover Letter

Professional Resume Services

If you are taking the time to apply for a job and you want to be successful, then it makes sense that you ensure that your resume and cover letter are spot on when it comes to getting a potential employer’s attention.

Job Search – It’s Not Who You Know, It’s Who Knows You

Career Alley

“ It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so. ” – Mark Twain. One of my friends has been spending a lot of time building his LinkedIn contacts. He’s been working for over 25 years and is in the “500+” club on LinkedIn. He is in the process of looking for a job and, like all good job searchers should, he’s tried to leverage his network big time.

With the barkers and the colored balloons …

Job Stalker

I’d been feeling bad about not having had any books to feature here that were specifically about the job search, but I’d just not had any come my way in the past several months. So, I was pretty excited when Ten Speed Press contacted me to see if I wanted to get a review copy. Read more »