February, 2012

50 Hottest Twitter Hashtags for Job Seekers

Resume Bear

Twitter is like a window into the soul of America. It shows us faster and more accurately what is on our collective minds than any other medium currently in use.

How Google+ Can Supplement Your Job Hunt

Career Copilot

How Google+ Can Supplement Your Job Hunt With Google+ on track to reach 400 million users by the end of 2012, it’s time to get on the bandwagon. However, I am not urging you to join for the sake of having another Facebook to keep up. No, I advise you get involved with Google+ as a means to present your best assets [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. Career Development job hunting

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The 4 connections you need to get hired

Cube Rules

photo credit: Darwin Bell. In a job search, we hear a lot about connections. After all, we’ve all heard the statistics about how networking can help you land a job faster, more and more job seekers are using social networking , and the list goes on. We’ve heard it all.

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“Nourish Your Career”: Tips from 18 Career Pros

The Job Quest

Nourish Your Career is the brain-child of Shahrzad Arasteh that brings together 18 career professionals to share their wisdom and their favorite recipes (after all, you need sustenance when working on your career strategies).

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Termination – How To Deal With It On Your Resume

Professional Resume Services

Your employer just let you go. You need to find another job, but how should you handle your termination on your resume? The days when you signed on with a company and stayed with it until retirement are gone. In today’s climate, employers are much more understanding when they see a less-than-perfect work chronology, but

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5 ways to be a team player

Cube Rules

photo credit: lumaxart. Success in business requires that you understand how to be a leader and how to be a team player.

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Are You Lacking in Substance?

The Job Quest

With my son in school, Valentine’s Day is now a blip on his screen. His class is having a party, so we needed to purchase Valentine’s Day cards for his classmates. He was quickly drawn to the box that was decorated with his favorite characters.

33 Most Unique and Funny Items Sent To Recruiters


Have a recruiter you want to impress or thank? Here’s some inspiration. Enjoy! And if you laugh, share this article with at least one friend to give them a laugh too). Breast-shaped Cupcake. Several days after interviewing a young woman for an open position, I received a “thank you” card.

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What Facebook's IPO means for women

Penelope Trunk

After the Facebook IPO, Sheryl Sandberg will become number two on the list of richest self-made women. She is the COO of Facebook. For those of you not familiar with her career, there’s a nice summary in the New York Times.

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Are You a Geek or Nerd?

Resume Bear

In the ongoing battle between geek and nerd, one must take sides. But how can this be done without a solid argument for both persona’s? It’s time to lay all the cards on the table to determine which is better and answer the question some fear to know: Are you a geek or a nerd?

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5 Warning Signs That You Are About to Be Made Redundant

Career Copilot

5 Warning Signs That You Are About to Be Made Redundant. There are a lot of things in life which can come as a surprise out of the blue – a health issue, an unexpected pregnancy or the steep cost of buying a house. However, in many cases you realise that if you’d stopped to look at the situation and where you were in your life, [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. Your Career

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Are You as Happy as You Can Be? 10 Surefire Ways To Be Unhappy in Life

Personal Excellence Blog

In line with this post, I’m launching an all-new 21-Day Positivity Challenge, which starts March 1st! Are you ready to make March the month of positivity ?? Only 1 day since the announcement is posted and we’ve over 120 nearly *200* official participants and counting!

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20 Job Search Tips for 2012 College Graduates

Corn on the Job

I want to tell you about a conversation that I once overheard. The day was March 15, 2005, my college graduation day.

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Using LinkedIn For Confidential Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Do you have the same fear that many of my c-level executive clients have when I tell them they need a branded, 100% complete LinkedIn profile and to fully leverage all the social network has to offer?

Divorce is immature and selfish. Don't do it.

Penelope Trunk

Divorce is always on my mind because I got a divorce four years ago. Not that I wanted to. In fact, when I thought we were going to a couples therapist we were actually going to a divorce mediator.

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25 Brand Experts You Should Follow on Twitter

Resume Bear

Social media is an incredibly important part of any branding strategy, so of course Twitter is a great spot to interact with brand experts in their natural element.

Guilty as charged: how to maintain career and personal credibility despite social media

Career Trend

Articles about the attention-depleting aspect of social media abound. I wrote about the potential free-fall you may experience in your value proposition if you try to be everywhere but nowhere, here. More recently, my concerns have been piqued by the number of conversations that have started, then fallen flat through Twitter, Facebook, Skype, G+ that [.] No related posts.

Introducing… All-New 21-Day Positivity Challenge for March!!! :D (#21DPC)

Personal Excellence Blog

After numerous reader suggestions for a positivity / happiness-related challenge in the past few months, I’ve decided to kick off a Positivity Challenge for the month of March. Who’s in with me???? Challenge starts 1 March.

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5 Ways To Impress Your Boss On Your First Day


Starting a new job can be a nerve-wracking experience. Given the lack of knowledge and familiarity, the first instinct you may have is to simply survive. If you are the ambitious type, however, this approach can at best be unproductive and at worst make a bad impression on your boss.

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Networking Your Way to a New Job

Career Copilot

Networking Your Way to a New Job The best way to find a job is network your way into one. Today, the most effective job strategy is to network and utilize your contacts to find a position instead of being on the outside looking in sending out resumes. You should network to learn more about the positions and companies that you are [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. Career Development job hunting

Soft skills matter on your performance review

Cube Rules

photo credit: MyDigitalSLR. Goals, hard numbers, proven results — all business, all the time. That’s what counts on the performance review, right? Well, yes, usually those numbers oriented, attainment driven results matter the most on a performance review. But soft skills count as well.

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Can Social Media hinder you from getting that new job?

Resume Bear

Ten years ago, the mere thought of using social media to hire or fire someone was completely unheard of. Today employees wonder if their next update on Facebook will also mean the unemployment line for them. How can social media play such an important role in employment today?

5 Ways to Boost Your LinkedIn Profile

Corn on the Job

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The Biggest Mistake Twitter Newbies Make

Executive Career Brand

You’re skeptical, but you’ve heard that Twitter can help you with executive job search, so you decide to take the plunge and set up an account, even though you have no idea what to do with Twitter.

5 Pointers to Avoid a “Groundhog Day” Career

The Job Quest

Today, February 2, is Groundhog Day. The legend says that if a groundhog pops out of his hole and sees his shadow on this day, there will be six more weeks of winter; if he doesn’t, spring is around the corner. Folks here in the Midwest wait to see what Jimmy the Groundhog will predict.

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Recently Fired? Surround Yourself With Pushy Encouragers!

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Recently downsized, separated or fired executives often at the precipice of retirement or at a phase in their executive career ladder where they are feeling old and worn down often struggle with building a career portfolio. They are so distracted by the issues they will face in a competitive, younger job market [.] No related posts.

9 Killer Questions Candidates Ought to Ask the Interviewer

The Undercover Recruiter

You’ve made it to the interview and you’ve prepared for all the questions they are supposedly going to ask you. You go in confident, chest up, and smiling for what feels like forever. They start asking you questions about your background and life stories to illustrate your unique character.

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Can Taking Massive Action Really Change Your Life?

Resume Bear

Are you an action taker? Think about that. It’s a fact that success is directly tied to the amount of action one is willing to take. If that’s true, why isn’t everyone taking massive action every single day? What if I told you it could change your life? What if I told you, it’s all in your hands?

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The Importance of Managing Your Online Brand

Corn on the Job

This is a guest post by Susanna Cha, recent MSc International Marketing Management student, currently writing on behalf of Guardian Jobs including marketing jobs, graduate jobs , fundraising jobs and more. Image via glassdoor.com.

Some advice on taking advice

Penelope Trunk

A while back, someone was interviewing me and asked me if I’ve tried yoga. Right now a zillion people are thinking I’m writing about them. Because so many people, in the middle of an interview, will decide they need to recommend to me that I do yoga.

How Do I Keep My Nose in Check During a Lunch Interview?

The Job Quest

I received an email from a reader with the following question: I’ve been out of work for 5 months (after 15 years with the same company). Recently, I made it through a phone interview.

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7 Ways to Get Uncomfortable Writing Your Career Portfolio

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter #1: Metaphorically Speaking: Mix Prints | Get Colorful Have you ever revamped a stuffy wardrobe? For example, did your old wardrobe boast perfectly matched colors, solids and prints so that you would not stand out, be offensive or take a risk that someone may disapprove? During your wardrobe revamp, did you dare [.] No related posts.

The Ultimate Guide for Shy People to Succeed at Work


Everyone feels trepidation in certain business situations. However, workplace interactions can lead to discomfort, awkwardness and inhibition in people who are naturally shy. If you’re shy, chances are you’ve experienced challenges with networking and giving presentations.

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The 20 Best Personal Development Books for 20-somethings

Resume Bear

Your 20s are a time full of excitement, change, and inspiration, but there’s no denying that you’re likely to run into stress, frustration, and all-out roadblocks as you seek to build the foundation of your life.

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