October, 2012

Love Psychology But Aren’t a People Person? Two Psych Fields Perfect for You

Career Alley

Do you find yourself fascinated by psychology, but are you more attracted to the corporate world than the counselor’s couch? If you’re interested in a psychology career that involves more concrete concepts, consider forensic psychology or industrial organizational psychology. If you like your psychology with a generous helping of law enforcement…. forensic psychology just might be for you.

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Productivity Tips for Friday Afternoons

WorkArrow

Fridays… Friday afternoons could very well be the hardest part of the week. You start the morning all fired up for the day, then comes lunch time and everything just slows down from there. If you find it hard to end your work week off on a productive high, try some of these tips to [.]. Productivity Tips Friday Afternoon How to Be More Efficient Productivity at Work Time Management

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29 Inspiring Work Quotes

Jobacle

Trying to find work you love ? Stuck in a rut with work and looking for some inspiration ? Here are 29 quotes about work to lift you up and give you that inspiration you are looking for: Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. Booker T. Washington. Laziness may appear attractive, but work gives satisfaction. Anne Frank. Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it. Henry David Thoreau.

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How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Professional Headline SEO-Friendly

Executive Career Brand

To maximize your LinkedIn professional headline, make it SEO-friendly. That is, include the most important relevant keywords recruiters and your target employers will be searching for, when they’re sourcing top talent. Your LinkedIn professional headline sits high up on the web page. Any relevant keywords you place there will be more readily found by search engines than the content below it.

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Fear Is a Liar

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter What are you afraid of? I think, whether you are in the midst of mundaneness or in the throes of manic anxiety, or somewhere in between, fear is at the root of being stuck! I see it every day in my conversation with careerists. People who are unhappy with their present job [.] No related posts. Career Change Career Fear Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter career advice career change career strategy fear job search

2012 184

Résumé Help What Not to Do: Part 2 of 2

Careers Done Write

In our last Résumé Help blog entry, we introduced this two-part series, “What Not to Do.” ” I suggested that we need to see and discuss the truly disastrous résumés to learn what not to do ! We thought things were bad in the first half. In the second half, we see more mistakes, mostly of a careless nature. It reminds us that we must keep the reader in mind when writing our résumés.

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Use These Strategies to Get Accepted to Graduate School and Win Your First Job in Healthcare Administration

Career Alley

While it can feel like a done deal to find a job in the exploding field of healthcare these days, the truth is that if you want to advance up the corporate ladder in your chosen profession, your first step needs to be tending to your education.

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Office Etiquette Involves Showing Respect to Co-Workers

Jobacle

No matter how long the list of careers , there is nothing worse than having a co-worker who has an annoying habit. This can happen in any industry. While some people are very in-tune with how their behavior and actions affect others, there are many people who just don’t seem to “get it.”

The Kitchen Sink C-level Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

You may think a 20+ page, all-inclusive resume is a huge executive job search blunder. I disagree. But not for the reasons you may think. A kitchen sink resume is the place you dump ALL your experience, skills, qualifications, achievements, metrics, areas of knowledge, areas of interest, etc. Everything about your career history, dating back to the beginning, goes into this resume.

2012 184

Are There Cracks in Your Career Communications Strategy?

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Shedding light on your target audience, becoming intimate with your own value and drumming up muscular career stories that transport your reader all are essential action steps to forge a rock-solid resume. This foundational aspect of today’s job search helps prevent job-search flops and missteps and keep your career messaging infrastructure solid. [.]. Career Communications executive resume Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter U.S.

Résumé Help: Strategies for Recent Grads with Limited Experience

Careers Done Write

Today’s candidate, Don, is a recent graduate with limited experience. If you have very little experience, you must make the most of the experience you do have. It appears that Don copied and pasted the job descriptions onto his résumé We only see the minimal requirements and skills. Also, Don duplicated the information from one job to the other. Often when readers see that the entire job shown is a duplication of the first job, they stop reading.

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10 Questions to Ask at an Interview

Career Alley

“ Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers. ” – Voltaire. A job interview can be a scary and daunting process at times. This can be especially true if you are someone who is not experienced in interviewing. One of the absolute best ways of going into an interview feeling more prepared is to have some questions to ask during the interview.

2012 289

How Long is a Technology Career?

Hiring Technical People

Matt Heusser has a great column over at Stickyminds this week. Take a look at A Long View of the ‘Short’ Technology Career. If you are an older job searcher, and you are looking for a job, one thing you might do is look for a technical job. That’s what I suggest in Manage Your Job Search. Now, you might have to do this as a contractor. But that’s okay. Because if you are unemployed, you want to become employed. And a temp-to-perm situation is fine.

4 Mistakes to Avoid While Traveling With Your Boss

Jobacle

Traveling for work is a great way to break up the monotony of your workplace routine. Business travels are also ideal occasions for learning more about your fellow coworkers and to build stronger friendships with them. However, while you may be accustomed to the relaxed routine of traveling with coworkers, traveling with your boss can be an entirely different experience. Here are four fatal mistakes to avoid. Being Annoying.

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How Personal Branding Helps You Land a C-level Executive Job

Executive Career Brand

Do you think personal branding is not for you? That it’s merely a fad churned up by social media wonks , and you don’t need it to land a job? Maybe you think branding is too much about tooting your own horn, and you’ve never been comfortable with that, and you can’t stand it when other people do it. After all, you know how it works. Throughout your executive career, recruiters have reached out to you when you weren’t looking for a job, and you easily moved from one job to the next.

2012 174

“Can my employer lower my pay starting two weeks ago, without telling me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: I work for a physician. I just received a letter with my pay check stating my salary was being reduced by $23,000 per year, along with my work week from 5 days to 3 days immediately, but effective going back for two weeks. . When I got my next check, I was paid (a) only for 3 days that week even though I had worked 5 days, and (b) at the lower salary, all before I got the “reduction-notice letter.” The check I received showed that I was denied $700 this way. .

2012 167

A Résumé for Every Generation: Part 2 of 3

Careers Done Write

Your résumé and your attitude should evolve over the years if you wish to stay relevant and in-demand in the workforce. In this three-part series, we will look at the challenges and solutions for writing a résumé in every major life stage. Just as products go through a lifecycle (introduction, growth, maturity, and decline), careerists also have a life cycle. Smart marketing helps maximize sales for products in every stage.

2012 167

Five Jobs with a Degree in Occupational Health and Safety

Career Alley

Occupational health and safety careers prevent worker injuries on the job by ensuring that safety, health, and environmental regulations are followed. Typically, people interested in pursuing these careers need bachelor’s degrees and some on-the-job training to build skills in communications, industrial hygiene, safety and health standards, health hazard identification, handling hazardous materials, and waste management. Degrees often include chemistry, biology, or engineering.

2012 258

How to Make the Interviewer See You as the Best Applicant

Professional Resume Services

One of the most important aspects of mock interviewing programs is often overlooked. That aspect, making the interviewer link you to the position you are applying for as the best candidate, needs to be honed. It’s not difficult and a couple of simple questions are usually enough to do the trick. What is important is that in answering them the interviewer is already imagining you as the person filling the position. This is most simply done by asking a single straightforward question.

2012 167

The Top 3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Share With Human Resources

Jobacle

Human resources—whether this is a manager or a department, their responsibilities are the same: to protect the company who hired them against things like staff turnover , lawsuits, low employee morale or unsafe working conditions. If you have issues or complaints as an employee and are tempted to talk to HR, you may want to think twice. Human Resources are not bound by confidentiality laws. Human Resources professionals are good with people and they are good listeners.

2012 186

Do You Need to “Follow Your Passion” to Have a Fulfilling Worklife?

WorkEngagement

Last week the New York Times ran a story written by a young computer science professor at Georgetown University about the idea of following your passion. The author, Cal Newport, describes how in his final year of university, faced with … Continue reading → Uncategorized Burnout Career Career development Engagement Values Workgroup Workplace resilience

2012 166

What NOT to Do When You’re New on the Job

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Many new hires are so anxious to make friends and a good impression that they often make mistakes that will leave them with neither. To ensure this isn’t you, check out the list below of 10 things you should be cautious of when you’re the new kid on the block: 1. Don’t tell your new manager [.]. Career Advice Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter New Employee U.S. News & World Report career advice career management career strategy New Job

2012 165

Am I paranoid for not wanting to be on Facebook?

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: I am probably the only person in my generation not on Facebook. As a field sales representative, I have always been worried about my private info becoming available to my clients and prospects. Also, I have a lot of immature friends. With cell phone cameras and lots of 20-something friends, it’s a matter of time before someone posts a picture of me in a bikini or with a beer.

5 Reasons Temp Jobs Are Helpful During a Lapse in Employment

Career Alley

Finding a new job is stressful enough on its own, whether you’ve been laid off, quit, or fired, but once you’ve reached the point where it’s been months and you still haven’t found anything the job hunt can get downright depressing. If you’re starting to feel like the empty space on your resume might start turning employers off, it might be time to look for a temp job to fill the void.

Who Make Good References?

Professional Resume Services

Picking your references is a very important part of your resume, yet many people do not take them into proper consideration. Your references are important for potential employers to get an opinion of you from someone other than yourself. This means that the references you choose to put on your resume need to be competent, reliable, respectable, and trustworthy sources who your potential employers will listen to and respect their opinions of you.

2012 167

Sharpen Your Pre-Interview Job-Search Skills

Jobacle

Close to 4 million jobs have come open so far in 2012 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics --a number that sounds impressive until you realize there are currently more than 12 million unemployed people in the U.S. With only enough positions available for one out of every three job seekers, it’s crucial to take the best advantage of every opportunity.

2012 183

The Costs of Indecision

WorkEngagement

When with a friend at a café the waiter asked what flavors of ice cream we wanted. Being unable to decide at the moment, she vacillated between strawberry and grape sorbet and ended up with both. Two scoops were actually … Continue reading →

2012 164

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Work From Home Jobs

WorkArrow

If it seems like more and more people you know are working from home lately, you’re not imagining things. The U.S. Census Bureau released a report in September that shows over the last decade, the number of people working from home has risen 41 percent. Back in 2000, just about 7.4 million Americans reported working from home, [.]. Telecommuting Work from Home

Résumé Help: References on a Résumé?

Careers Done Write

I focused on the reference portion of this candidate’s résumé He had a second page that only contained his references. Let’s take a few minutes to review this example and identify how to share references in your initial resume submission. It is almost always best to create an addendum to your résumé when showcasing references. An addendum is not a “page 2” of a resume. Rather it is a stand-alone document.

2012 167

Evolutionary Job Search – Survival of the Fittest

Career Alley

If you’ve been working for 10 or more years, no doubt you’ve seen the dramatic change in the approach to job search. It wasn’t all that long ago when looking for a job meant researching companies at the library (remember those?), printing and mailing resumes, filling out applications at company HR departments, calling your contacts, and going door to door to visit recruiters.

2012 239

Keep In Touch With Good Previous Candidates

Hiring Technical People

You had a candidate you really liked. The candidate really liked you, but decided to take a different position. That was 2-3 years ago. You have an opening now in your group, and this candidate pops into your head. What do you do? You contact the old candidate, that’s what! This is why you keep those resumes around in the horrible candidate tracking system. This is why you offer to link with people you like on LinkedIn.

2012 163

Romney vs. Obama Undergrad Resumes Revealed: Who Would Get Hired for an Entry Level Job?

Jobacle

With the first presidential debate only hours away, office watercoolers around the country are being subjected to all kinds of silly political banter. The question both the employed and unemployed have on their minds, which is NOT so silly, is what each candidate will do for the struggling economy. It's hard to imagine how people with so much money and such powerful circles can be in touch with us Average Joes. But at one point, both Barack and Mitt were just young lads suffering through college.

Bringing Up Bebe: French vs. US Parenting Explored

Ms. Career Girl

I kept hearing about the book Bringing Up Bebe and finally found some time to read it on my honeymoon (is that weird?!). Bringing Up Bebe is written by an American mother who lives in Paris and discovers the wisdom of French parenting as she becomes a new mother to one (then eventually three) kids. For a quick recap of the book, check out this New York Times article written by the author. As many women joke, “I was a better Mom before I had kids.”

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Paying for Time; Paying for Impact

WorkEngagement

Despite considerable progress in recording and quantifying so much of experience, much of job performance still comes down to serving time. Pay for performance has a place in the world, but that place is limited by various constraints. Fuzzy Thinking. … Continue reading →

2012 161

Résumé Help: Format Only Matters When It Is Wrong

Careers Done Write

In this example, we are highlighting a few areas and offering advice on how to create a clean, appropriate format that is aligned with résumé writing standards. There are several aspects of your résumé that are black or white. There is no in-between. For example, if you spell everything right on your résumé, don’t expect a “Woo-hoo - move this candidate to the front on the line!” ” However, misspellings can cause you to be eliminated.

2012 164

Avoid a Fashion Faux Pas: Use the Psychology of Color to Dress for an Interview

Career Alley

When it comes time to go in for a job interview, a number of people probably can recall their events preceding their trip to the interview location. First, there’s making sure to get a good night’s sleep. Then, there’s eating a good breakfast, getting ready, and deciding on the perfect outfit. What you wear has the potential to make or break the interview.

In this election We Endorse.

Sklover Working Wisdom

the candidate who espouses, believes and lives the same “employment values” we do: 1. No employee is entitled to a job. No employer is entitled to a slave. Employees owe a duty of loyalty to their employers. Employers owe a duty of fairness to their employees. Employees should give their honest, full-time, best efforts. Employers should recognize and appreciate such efforts. Employees must earn their compensation. Employers must pay compensation when earned.

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