Mon.Apr 30, 2012

ResumeBear Says Rock Your Resume, Tips How To

Resume Bear

Whether or not you’re looking for a job right now, it’s worth making sure your resume is in good shape. You never know when that dream opportunity might come up – and if your current job isn’t looking so secure, you might to be ready to send out applications at short notice.

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Résumé Help: Don’t Bury the Lead

Careers Done Write

Your résumé should be constructed and written so that it showcases your relevant skills, knowledge, and achievements. If you scan a great résumé, those items should be apparent and memorable.

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The Top Tip for Engaging People

The Job Quest

A recent search that brought a reader to The Job Quest was “how to engage people.” ” It’s a pretty important skill to have for each part of the job hunt, and it really boils down to one thing: FIND OUT WHAT MATTERS TO THEM!

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Employee vs. Associate: What Should You Call Your People?

HR Capitalist

Short answer: It doesn't matter, your actions are much more meaningful than the tag you use. Short story. I was a young up and comer in a Director-level position with a Fortune 500 back in the early 2000s - way more responsibility than my resume and age said I deserved.

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Independent Contractor or Employee? The Basics

Sklover Working Wisdom

“If you are not happy with who you are, you will never be happy with what you get.”. - Unknown. ACTUAL “CASE HISTORY ”: Ira was two years out of law school, but still unable to land his first full-time law job with a law firm. Over that time he had registered with a temporary help agency that specialized in part-time lawyers, and through that temp agency Ira had taken on some short-term assignments to help out law firms for specific cases. When the case was over, his job was over, too.

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Most Popular Jobs Vol 1 – Targeted Search for Healthcare Jobs

Career Alley

“ Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. ” – Mark Twain. Targeted job search posts are always in the top 10 on my site and my posts on targeted Healthcare jobs are near the top of the list. The good news is that health care jobs are increasing at a rate of approximately 23,000 jobs per month (according to the Washington Post). That is more than 300,000 jobs per year! So if Health Care is your field (or you are considering it), you are in luck.

How To Ace Phone Interviews in Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Most executive job seekers can expect to do some job interviews via phone. Video conferencing or Skype video calls may also be in the picture.

random stuff you should read

Ask A Manager

Here are a bunch of miscellaneous articles that I thought you’d find interesting – 1. This will either horribly depress you or not surprise you at all: One in every two new graduates are either jobless or under-employed, says this Associated Press article. If you’re in this boat, here’s some advice from me for new grads (although really, everything on this site applies). This is an excellent rundown of reasons that you should think twice before you hire an intern.

Should You Gamble on the Next Business Fad?

Water Cooler Wisdom

Corporate America as fun and games?    Maybe, now that gamification has come on the scene. Gamification is defined as the use of game design techniques to engage audiences. Gamification encourages players to engage in desirable behavior by dangling the carrot otherwise known as “winning.”. The reason we like online gambling so much is that apparently, human beings have a psychological predisposition to gaming.

how not to reply to a rejection email

Ask A Manager

When you get a rejection email, if you’re tempted to shoot back a reply, I strongly recommend that you wait a day to do it. Or at least a few hours. Otherwise, you risk sounding angry, defensive, or hot-headed. Good replies: thanking them for letting you know or asking for feedback. Bad replies: “Wow. I’m surprised by this.” ” “I’d think I’m at least worth an interview.”

Average is No Longer Good Enough

Blogging4jobs

The Average Employee at Work Is Just Average. Thomas Friedman wrote about the effect that the ever increasing use of technology and the increasing global competition is having on unemployment in the U.S. His conclusion is that average is no longer good enough for American workers.

how to answer “tell me about yourself” in a job interview

Ask A Manager

“Tell me about yourself” is one of the most common openers to a job interview, but job-seekers are often unsure what interviewers rally want to hear in response. Are you supposed to include personal information? Should your answer focus on selling yourself, or just give the facts? What is the employer really asking? “Tell me about yourself” in a job interview means “give me an overview of who you are, professionally speaking.”

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Resumes Lie – Part 1

reCareered

Studies have shown that over 50% of resumes contain lies. Learn how employers catch these lies and what's more powerful than lies on your resume. Continued at [link]. Featured Resumes reCareered Blog career career change career coach Employment facebook hiring Job job search linkedin Planning pre-screen recareered research Resume

Attention! Are You Retraining Your Mindset for Career Success?

Career Rocketeer

How does your mindset impact your career success? The dictionary defines mindset as ‘a fixed mental attitude or disposition that predetermines a person’s responses to and interpretations of situations.’ I define mindset as your attitude and how you view things. However you define it, your mindset has significant impact on your life, career and it impacts everything [.]. Career Management Margaret Buj SEO1

10 Careers MPA Graduates Can Pursue

Career Realism

Public administration careers can be found in a wide variety of organizations that serve the public good at local, state, national and global levels. Whether you pursue an MPA or MPP degree, there are thousands of opportunities for public administration careers in government.

Branding Your Resume

Career Rocketeer

You have heard the phrase Branding Your Resume repeated over and over, but do you understand why and how? Why If you have been looking for a job for more than two weeks you don’t need me to tell you how competitive it is out there. There are fewer and fewer jobs available and an over abundance [.]. Resumes Perry Newman SEO1

Pinterest, Personal Branding, Promotions & Psychology – Best of April 2012

The Undercover Recruiter

Tweet. Another month’s passed by and it’s time for a recap from the blog. You may have noticed that we’ve undergone a revamp, we’ve migrated the site from Drupal to WordPress and updated the theme a bit (we’d love to get your feedback).

Jobs We ‘Like’ – Social Media Manager

Career Realism

This is a true story as told to DiversityJobs , where you can find career interviews for the job you’ve been looking at and available positions in your desired field.

Google+ Hangouts for Business

WorkArrow

With user totals estimated by many to be around 400 million by the end of 2012, if your business does not have a page on Google+ yet, it may be time to consider adding one. In addition to the search engine benefits and other perks related to having a Google+ page for your business page, Google+ [.]. Communication Social Media Google hangouts

Two communication types are the key to performance reviews

Cube Rules

Many people think performance reviews are all about the year-end rush — writing them, delivering them, and reviewing them. What is key about the year-end rush, though, is not the rush. It’s the content that goes into the performance review during the rush. Great employees know that their self-review is an important tool to help solidify their performance review with their manager.

Google+ Hangouts for Business

WorkArrow

With user totals estimated by many to be around 400 million by the end of 2012, if your business does not have a page on Google+ yet, it may be time to consider adding one. In addition to the search engine benefits and other perks related to having a Google+ page for your business page, Google+ [.]. Communication Social Media Google hangouts

The Configurations: Sloggers, Tired But Involved

WorkEngagement

Usually the most involved people have the greatest energy, with involvement increasing one’s involvement and involvement in turn making people energetic. When these two qualities work together people become engaged with their work; when they are missing, people feel burned … Continue reading →

Working in open space

Resumesimo

Open Space is a great way for people who have common work interests to come together and get good work done. Sometimes people who have the same ideas, or want to work on something with a common goal, are not in the same area. This can be a problem for them when they want to collaborate. However, through Open Space and its technology, it is possible for them to come together and create great results on a regular basis.

Explore the Career Path of an Online Technical Writer

Career Realism

This is a true story as told to LatPro.com where you can find helpful career interviews and job search advice in your desired industry. Visit to find a career interview in your field today.

Entrepreneurs: The Fallacy of the Big Idea

Career Realism

This week I spoke to a colleague about a client of his who was having trouble moving from middle management into leadership roles in his company. This client noticed those who were moving up the ladder into leadership had almost all been—at some point or another—entrepreneurs.

Is a Career in Graphic Design Right for You?

Career Realism

This is a true story as told to LatPro.com where you can find helpful career interviews and job search advice in your desired industry. Visit to find a career interview in your field today. I am a graphic designer and work for a local publishing company.