September, 2012

The Forecast for Public Health Careers in 2012

Career Alley

A century ago, in terms of disease and health issues, the world was a scary place. On any given day, one could be exposed to diseases like small pox, polio, measles or mumps; even in hospitals. Cigarettes were fashionable and were even touted as being good for you. There was little knowledge of infection control or nutrition at all. We’ve come a long way since then, largely thanks to the efforts of public health professionals.

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Top 10 Things to Do Before and After a Job Interview


Interviewing for a new job can be a nerve-wracking experience, even without a slow job market adding additional layers of stress to your mental state. With unemployment hovering around 8% according to the Department of Labor, competition remains fierce for each job opening. As an interviewee, you want to make sure that everything you say is professional and informative, interesting enough to set you apart yet not so unusual that you are turned down.

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3 Social Media Ways to Build Your Executive Job Search Network

Executive Career Brand

Networking has always been the best way to land an executive job. Along with maintaining strong ties to your network throughout your career, when you’re in active job search mode, you’ll need to cast a far-reaching net to encompass new, targeted connections. Step one in planning your job search campaign is researching and targeting 15-20 companies that will be a mutual good fit.

Can my employer ask me to take my résumé off a career website?

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: My boss just called me in her office and asked me if I am searching for a new job. She said that she saw my résumé on a local career site. I told her that I posted it 18 months earlier when I was considering a change, but I am not searching now. She asked why I did not take it down. I said that I forgot about it. First question: Can she ask me that? Second question: Can she ask me to take it down?

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Working at Home? Say Yes to Pajamas, Say Yes to Productivity


Yes, I work in my pajamas. Is it because I’m unproductive, or am I, in fact, VERY productive?! I work at home as a freelancer writer and public relations consultant. I know…I know… I know EXACTLY what you’re thinking. What about that sentence doesn’t make you think “dilettante.” The truth is, I get more done [.]. Productivity Tips Work at Home

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It’s Hard Out Here For A Twenty Something

Ms. Career Girl

Have you heard the song, “It’s Hard Out Here For a Pimp?” ” Watch/Listen to it here for a refresher. Despite some of the vulgarity and the seeming irrelevancy to the twenty something life, there are lessons to be learned here folks! So pay attention, twenty somethings, I’m changing the lyrics a little and calling my version, “It’s Hard Out Here For A Twenty Something.” ” You know it’s hard out here for a twenty something.

2012 178

Networking For A Job: 4 Types of People That Can Help

Career Alley

“ A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship. ” – John D. Rockefeller. Sudy Bharadwaj is a co-founder and the CEO of Jackalope Jobs , a job seeker focused platform, making the job search social, fast and easy. Learn how Sudy and Jackalope Jobs obsess over job seekers by connecting with them on Facebook , LinkedIn , and Twitter. Finding a new job can easily become a process akin to rinse, wash, repeat.

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10 Executive Job Interview Body Language Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

You did all the back-end work. You defined and differentiated your personal brand and unique value proposition to your target employers, written brand-supporting career marketing materials (resume, biography, LinkedIn profile, etc), built an online presence for social proof , and researched and prepared for interviewing. And it’s paying off! You’re getting interviews with your target employers.

2012 182

Résumé Help: Proper Way to Submit Education on Résumé

Careers Done Write

For many of us, our college degrees are some of our most significant achievements. If that is true, why do some people rush over this section when preparing our résumé When properly formatted and placed appropriately on the résumé, it can be the anchor to the résumé It can be quite annoying for an HR Manager to have to hunt for the degree.

2012 183

Interview Questions for Project Managers

Hiring Technical People

If you are looking for a project manager, what questions might you ask? Well, it might depend if you are agile, or geographically distributed, or how large a project or program you have. All of those pieces of your context are going to feed into your question development. I hope you ask behavior-description questions. That way you offer the candidate the best opportunity to explain how he or she has worked in the past.

2012 176

The two places your job search must stay consistent

Cube Rules

Job searches are often long and complicated. What we think we need to do is get our resume ready, check out stuff on LinkedIn, load our resume up on to a job board or two, and check out our social media sites to find out the latest jobs available. Ten years ago, though, we only updated our resume and checked out the very few job boards available. Ten years ago, it was easy to stay focused on the job search because neither you nor the companies had that many resources to check.

2012 175

Creative Job Opportunities in Singapore

Career Alley

Creativity, a beautiful gift to mankind is present in all in different forms. Unfortunately, most of us fail to recognize our creative talents and use them in the right direction. The ones who recognize their creative talents pursue their talent as a hobby, whereas others convert their talent into their profession. There are many innovative professionals seeking the right platform and recognition for their talents.

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How to Deal When a Favorite Coworker Quits


Since you spend the majority of each week at work, forming bonds with others in the workplace is natural. Consider yourself particularly lucky if you found a coworker with common interests and who you can now call a true friend. Unfortunately, things change in the workplace and employees often quit. If a close coworker friends is the one currently leaving the company, you may be feeling a little disoriented. The following are four tips for dealing with the departure in the best manner.

Productivity Tips to Help You Save Time (And Keep Your Sanity)

Ms. Career Girl

To close out my series on smartphone apps that save you time, I would like to leave you with some productivity tips. I have a day job AND a side hustle so I try to make sure I use my time wisely. These are my top 5 productivity tips for getting everything done (without always working overtime) and keeping your sanity: Use your waiting time. We are often standing in line, waiting for an appointment or commuting.

2012 172

Fifty Shades of Résumé

Careers Done Write

Many careerists believe there is one résumé template that fits everyone. It is not uncommon for job seekers to borrow a résumé from a friend or copy a template found online when creating their résumé It is a great idea to look the résumé of a successful professional to get inspiration. However, when it comes to the résumé, there are subtleties that separate candidates even if their history is very similar.

2012 177

Some C-level Executives Fear Authentic Personal Branding

Executive Career Brand

“Insist on yourself. Never imitate.” ” -Ralph Waldo Emerson. Emerson’s sentiment is at the core of personal branding. Unfortunately, some c-suite job seekers I work with are resistant. Sometimes a new client is all revved up about working their brand. at first. He’s excited about digging deep to uncover his unique set of strengths, key personal attributes, values, passions and other qualifications that make him a good fit for his target employers.

2012 166

A Change is Essential to a Rest


A previous post on recovery cycles encouraged starting small. It is vitally important to have ways of regenerating energy, but the method need not be a big deal. The important thing is doing something. A second quality of an effective … Continue reading →

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Preparing for your Job Search while you’re Still in College

Career Alley

As many recent graduates will tell you, it’s tough out there right now for your age group in the job market. Full-time jobs with benefits are very hard to come by, and most recent graduates will go several months to several years after graduating without ever finding a good job that fits them.

Things to NEVER Tell Your Boss


Today’s office environments are often less hierarchical than in years past. Between open door policies and relaxed management styles, employees often feel less intimidated by their employers and, thus, are more likely to share personal details. While connecting with your boss is important for job security, sharing too much information can be a bad move. Here are five things to never tell your boss, regardless of your office’s environment. You Want to Be the Manager.

2012 202

The Best Vacation Packing Tip Ever

Ms. Career Girl

Tomorrow I walk down the aisle and get married! A few days later, we’ll be in Hawaii on our honeymoon. I’ll be sure to write some blog posts about the wedding and post lots of pics too! My cousins will have admin access to the Ms. Career Girl Facebook page so they can post some pics throughout the day! As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, packing for vacation has been unexpectedly tough for me. Naturally I put packing off until the last minute.

2012 172

Résumé Help: Getting to the Heart of the Matter

Careers Done Write

Julia Hart has strong accomplishments that are excellent evidence that she would be successful in her target job as a recruiting consultant. However, she risks losing the reader’s attention by starting her résumé with a long summary that is about 50% fluff. If she removes the fluff and gets to the heart of the matter, her major skills and knowledge, she can pique the reader’s interest. For example, one of the first things Julia shares is her goal, the job she wants.

2012 172

How to Redeem Yourself and Get Your Old Job Back

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Have you ever quit a job for greener pastures only to discover the pasture you were grazing in looks pretty good from the other side of the fence? Some departures are well thought out, while others are decided in a fit of emotional turmoil. If you have ever left a job under the latter [.] No related posts. Building Career Bridge Career Advice Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Return to Old Job U.S.

2012 163

Choosing A Career With Family In Mind

Professional Resume Services

There are many things to consider when deciding what career path to take and one of the most important is your family. Whether you have a family or are planning to start one in the future, it is important to consider when choosing a career. Here are some questions that you should ask yourself to help you decide what path to take. How big do I want my family to be ? Depending on how big you want your family to be will help decide where you want to work.

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The Working World: How to get a Foot in the Door

Career Alley

Whether you are a student looking for your first job opportunity, or an experienced professional searching for a new career path it can be tough standing out from the crowd and getting noticed for the right reasons. Many of you will be competing against hundreds of others candidates all aiming to secure the same position. You may be a bright and capable individual, however something is preventing you from obtaining the job you want - so how exactly do you get your foot in the door?

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Is Your Body Language Speaking More Than You in an Interview?


If you aren’t a little nervous on entering a job interview then it might be worth questioning how much you really want it. Nerves show that the opportunity means a lot to you and that you want to get it right, something many employers will be fully aware of (however much they let you squirm). But it’s still important to make sure these nerves don’t conceal the true passion you have for the job - or worse, distract from it.

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Are You Prepared for an Unexpected Job Offer?

Ms. Career Girl

Let’s face it – most job offers pop up without warning. You get a call from another company, recruiter, or VP at your current company because “There is a new position and you would be PERFECT!” ” or “Bob is moving out-of-state and we want YOU onboard for the Director role.” ” Are you prepared to interview and to show you are qualified for the new opportunity?

2012 169

You Suspect That Your Co-Worker is Abusing Drugs…

Careers Done Write

According to the 2012 report based on the National Survey on Drug Use and Health sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, drug abuse among adults continues to rise. With millions of American abusing various forms of drugs, the chances are that you have encountered a co-worker who is afflicted with an addiction. This a complex issue with safety, health, legal, business, and social implications.

Your Resume: Be the Red Balloon in a Field of Yellow Ones

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter It seems so simple, doesn’t it? After all, who better knows where you’ve been and what you’ve done than you? Open up your Word file and dump all that information into a pleasing format, forward it to a prospective employer or two, then sit back and wait for the phone to ring. Before you hit “send” [.] No related posts. executive resumes

2012 159

I’ll Get Back to You on Monday: Saying No to After-Hours Email


A few days ago, the Washington Post ran a story about a D.C. consulting firm that is asking employees to resist reading and responding to email during off-hours. The firm is attempting to help employees create a divide between work … Continue reading →

2012 158

Get Your Foot in the Door with These Surefire Job Search Strategies

Career Alley

“ There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle ” – Albert Einstein. Are you sending out dozens of resumes a day but not getting any responses? The job search is a frustrating process no matter what, but if you’re not even getting to the interview stage, it can seem devastating.

2012 241

The Job Interview: Confident and Competent? Or Cocky and Unbearable?


Some people head into job interviews with lowered heads, sweaty palms, and flinching facial expressions, hoping only that they’ll survive the moment without screwing up. They mumble their way through a series of simple questions and scramble out the door when they’re mercifully dismissed. There’s a lot at stake, after all, and there’s no question that job interviews can be a terrifying experience. For some people. But not for you.

Four Ways to Build Your Finances in Your 20s

Ms. Career Girl

If you’re like most women, your finances aren’t something you’re concerned with in your 20s. You’re more interested in establishing a career, traveling and seeing the world and developing relationships. In my 20s, I didn’t want to deal with finances. I wanted to push a those matters into my 30s thinking that it would be more useful to me at that point. The truth is that your 20s define who you are.

2012 166

Résumé Help: Hope for the Hopeless

Careers Done Write

I have to admit that when I first saw this document, I thought, “This one is hopeless!” ” Delfina is talented and I wanted to help her. My initial reaction was “I hope she allows us to re-write it.” ” That would be easier than trying to give tips. Hey wait…the purpose of this blog is to give tips and in some cases my job is to give hope to those who feel hopeless. Let’s focus on the contact information and her current job.

2012 162

5 Tips to Increase Your “Star Power”

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Have you ever watched a particular performance and then wondered how that person became so popular? After all, you may have thought, there is nothing exceptionally astonishing about the way they sing, dance, act, play a musical instrument or tell a joke. You know for a fact that there are likely thousands [.] No related posts.

2012 159

On This Anniversary of 9/11.

Sklover Working Wisdom

“When will those who seek only to destroy finally learn the eternal truth that people of good will, faith and tenacity just can’t be kept down?”. - Al Sklover. On this anniversary of 9/11, it’s a good time to pause and reflect. There is something eternal and inescapable that people of ill will just do not understand: you can’t keep good people down. Not if they have faith in their hearts, not if they have faith in their friends and family, and not if they have faith in their purpose.

2012 158

How to Sell Your Working Abroad Experience in a Job Interview

Career Alley

“ There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign. ” – Robert Louis Stevenson. Whether you’ve been teaching English in Korea, working on a farm in New Zealand or performing an internship in Vancouver on a Canada work permit , working abroad experience will make you more employable when you come home. However, in order to take full advantage of your working abroad experience you need to know how to present it in a job interview.

2012 239

5 Reasons to Find a Career Mentor


Not sure if you’re in the right career field? Feel a little lost as to what your next career move should be? Find answers to these and other questions by meeting with a career mentor. Many people simply go through the motions of work each day without ever really creating a career aim. A career mentor will provide direction for your career future and will set the record straight on many of your work-related questions.

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