Tue.Apr 10, 2012

Overlooked E-mail Etiquette Tips Every Young Worker Should Know

Resume Bear

You’ve got mail. Welcome to the working world, youngsters. Chances are you’ve been e-mailing since the early years of AOL, but what do you know about work e-mails?

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Top 100 Most Powerful Resume Words

Career Realism

In today’s society your resume is the most important document you have to get yourself an interview. Including power resume words will increase your chance of getting hired by 80%!

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When to leave grad school off your resume

Penelope Trunk

I have been railing against grad school for a long time, and I’m starting to believe that you should leave grad school off your resume if you are not working in the field you studied. Here are five reasons why putting grad school on your resume makes you look bad.

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What to Do When You Hate Your Job

Career Realism

If you’re not happy with your current job or the people you work with, don’t put up with it! Begin to look for something else because you don’t deserve or need to be unhappy at the workplace.

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Get Hired! What Everyone Wants Is A Good Job

Corn on the Job

Tony Morrison is the Vice President of Business Development at Cac hinko , a unique professional community where social networking and job opportunities come together. His roles include sales, marketing, and business development.

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6 Ways to Fix Resume Formatting Mistakes and Save Space

Career Solvers

Creating a resume where all the content lays out on the page in a way that is easy to read and visually appealing can be challenging.

Should a Low Credit Rating Jinx a Job Offer?


I was a bit surprised when a friend told me that companies routinely check your credit history when you apply for a job and are a promising candidate. That’s a new a wrinkle to me, but I’ve been self-employed for years. Why would a low credit rating be relevant to a potential employer?

Who Should You Choose as a Reference?

Professional Resume Services

While references are not generally included on your resume anymore, the truth is that before you are given any job vacancy you will usually be asked to provide references to speak on your behalf.

Tips for Evaluating the Millennial Generation in the Workplace

Position Ignition

Managers have received positive and negative feedback regarding the new Millennial Generation in the workplace. These new graduates expect more than the previous generation. They have a different work style and are more difficult to retain than the previous generation. Because of the Millennial Generation’s approach to work, managers have to modify how they evaluate their performance.

Job Hunter: Use Your “Lack” of Experience to Your Advantage

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Tangible, problem-solving, pain-relieving job skills and experience are advantageous in a myriad of ways when you are hunting for a new job. However, for those job seekers whose resume is light on experience, you can find comfort in knowing that sometimes the ‘inexperience’ you bring to the table may be integral in [.] No related posts.

Rewarding Less Than Stellar Service


I had stood patiently for my car in the parking garage for the first half hour. I had given my ticket to the valet thirty minutes earlier. Seriously, thirty minutes. Finally, an attendant strolled lazily over and asked me for my ticket. “I gave you my ticket already.”

Every Generation Struggles with Social Media

Career Rocketeer

A very successful executive career placement specialist was telling me how hard it is for her Baby Boomer clients to adopt social media in their job search. But, in my experience, I’ve found that all generations experience very little reprieve when it comes to feeling comfortable with social media at first and then successfully using [.]. Social Media Joshua Waldman SEO1

Do Employees Read Break Room Signage Anyway?


Do Employees Read Break Room Signage Anyway?

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what’s wrong with my cover letter?

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I’m actively job-hunting, and I’ve had no luck getting interviews. People tell me that I’m great in person, so I have to assume that I’m doing something terribly wrong when I represent myself on paper. I recently received feedback that I’m giving “too much” information to the HR rep/hiring manager, so I wanted to submit the question, “How much is too much?”

Crafting the Right Resume

Boomers Next Step

There is no point in putting out a resume that is so weak that it is guaranteed to get little to no results. Why bother? Do you really want to find employment? These absurd rhetorical questions are meant to explain that writing your resume is serious business. If you want a position that is best-suited for [.]. Careers Resume Help

employee gives me the silent treatment when I give him feedback

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I work for an advertising agency. We’ve had a couple of new staff members join us in the past four months. They’re great workers but with a few personality “quirks.” ” I am being promoted to the head of our department, so there is one situation I would like to pick your brain on: One of the guys in our department gives me the silent treatment when I correct him on something or point out if he’s done something wrong.

BOOK REVIEW: Successful Job Hunting in a Week

Mildred Talabi

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Job Search Research: Influencing Fit – Part 3


This is the third article in a multipart series on job search research. Learn how superior information can help you make a first impression on people you've never met in the hiring process. Continued at [link]. Featured Job Search Strategy reCareered Blog career career change career coach fit getting noticed hiring impression jargon Job job search language Planning pre-screen research Resume

Why your traditional resume isn’t working for you

Guerrilla Job Hunting

Non-Guerrillas do the following when they are looking for a job: -write a resume that details their responsibilities, -ask their friends and neighbors if they know of any job openings, -respond to newspaper ads, and -a few of the tech savvy ones will reply to job board postings. That’s it. That’s not enough anymore because that’s the bare minimum everyone else does too. Non-Guerrillas can count on the competition for the few advertised or known jobs to be fierce. Good luck to them.

The 8 Most Critical Job Interview Tips

Boomers Next Step

Have you ever viewed a job listing and said to yourself “That’s my next job. This is perfect for me because I am a great fit for this role.” ” Shortly thereafter, you apply for the position. Not long after, you interview for the role and then the hiring manager goes radio silent on you. You [.]. Careers Featured Interviewing Job interview

3 Gadgets to Buy with Your Tax Refund

Ms. Career Girl

It’s tax time baby! And if you have received your tax refund, it could be burning a hole in your pocket to be spent. How about buying some gadgets? Here are some options for gadgets to buy with your tax refund check: 1. For gaming, creation and entertainment: the new iPad.

Top 5 Tips to Increase Productivity within the Office

Career Copilot

Top 5 Tips to Increase Productivity within the Office Staring at a computer screen all day can be tiring, and for many employees, 5 o’clock can’t come quick enough. Unfortunately, it doesn’t matter what industry you work in, an office environment often lacks inspiration and can bring morale down. It’s important that the Monday morning feeling is banished to one day a week, and [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo.

Bored with Job Boards – How to Find the Best

Career Alley

“ Dream as if you’ll live forever, live as if you’ll die today.” – James Dean. So how many job search boards do you think there are? Thousands? This is, of course a rhetorical question because I’m not sure that anyone knows the answer (but I am willing to be proved wrong). It is safe to say that there are way too many and that the number is well north of 100 but (hopefully), falls short of 1,000.

Dos And Don’t Of The Restaurant Interview

Career Copilot

Dos And Don’t Of The Restaurant Interview ? Dos And Don’t Of The Restaurant Interview Economic figures from the past month have shown a decrease in the unemployment rate and in the number of people seeking benefits, statistics both of which indicate that the job market may finally be improving and that the recession, at long last, might be coming to an [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. Your Career

Women discrimination at work: is it really over?


Women have always been looked down on by society. Even though most of today’s women go to college and start careers, the “keep the women barefoot and pregnant” stereotype is still prevalent. Women are still being discriminated against in many places and that includes the work place. It is a well-known fact that women’s salaries are less than men’s. A woman who works 40 hours per week can only expect to earn 85 percent of what a man who does the same job as her earns.