October, 2010

Why Every Job Seeker Needs To Blog

Career Alley

“Don't focus on having a great blog. Focus on producing a blog that's great for your readers.” Brian Clark. Author Byline: Phil Rosenberg, President [link] Author Website: [link

2010 241

The two most important words to begin your e-mail

Cube Rules

photo credit: Robert Scoble. E-mail is the workhorse of corporate communications. It is how many of us receive our “to-do’s&# from our manager and team, the way we clarify what needs doing, and how we collaborate on teams. E-mail is also one of the least effective communication mediums on the plane t. E-mail as routine communications, not a personal branding tool. The problem with e-mail is that we don’t view it as a something that brands us in our work.

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Should I Connect with Someone I Interviewed with on LinkedIn?

Ms. Career Girl

Is it appropriate to connect with someone you interviewed with several months ago on LinkedIn

2010 202

How to Keep Going When You Feel Overwhelmed

Career Makeover Coach

No matter how exciting it can be once you have decided to follow through with your business idea – there will come a point when you feel overwhelmed and uncertain about whether you made the right decision. When you first start working

2010 194

Sc-sc-scary Resume Mistakes

Professional Resume Services

**I am a member of the Career Collective, a group of resume writers and career coaches. Each month, all members discuss a certain topic. This month, we are talking about “scary&# career or resume mistakes. Please follow our tweets on Twitter #careercollective. You can also view the other member’s interesting posts at the end of

2010 181

How Not to Be a "Spooky" Job Seeker

Life@work

As a nod to our almost-Halloween posting date this month, the Career Collective (a community of blogging career coaches, resume writers and other career experts) is writing about how to avoid "scary" career mistakes and how to make sure your career "costume" fits you. Follow us on Twitter at #careercollective, and be sure to check out the links below to all of the other posts on this topic! Seems like Halloween is a polarizing holiday - you either love it or hate it.

2010 167

Resigned to “Pursue Other Interests”

Career Alley

“A successful life is one that is lived through understanding and pursuing one's own path, not chasing after the dreams of others.” – Chin-Ning Chu. We've all seen that phrase “resigned to pursue other interests”, either at work or in

2010 238

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What Should I SAY at a Career Fair? (Part 2)

Ms. Career Girl

Post image for What Should I SAY at a Career Fair? Part 2). Career Fair Advice and Tips (Part 2). We have a career fair here at my college next week and I was wondering what your thoughts are/personal experience is with events like

2010 193

Leverage Your Image to Get Your Next Promotion

Career Makeover Coach

Guest Post by Sasha Westin, Fabuliss.com Let's be honest. The job market is competitive regardless of the economy. And if you're not being forced to think about your next move, you should still be thinking about it

2010 178

Just How Do Keywords Work In a Resume?

Professional Resume Services

So many people are put off by the idea of writing a resume, and ignore doing it until the absolute last possible minute, many times when it is too late. Using a resume that is written properly will save you a lot of heartache in the end, though—and is worth the time investment. Taking advantage

2010 168

Ridiculous Résumé Mistakes – Are You Making One Too? - Resume and.

Careers Done Write

2010 162

You have submitted your CV/Resume, now what?

Career Alley

“If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have time to do it over?” – John Wooden. Author Byline: Adrianne George is the founder and former managing director of JobsinStockholm.com. She now manages social media for

2010 238

The e-mail effectiveness secret no one uses

Cube Rules

photo credit: ario_. Let’s face it: when you get a hundred e-mails a day, you can count ninety-nine of them as poorly written. How they are poorly written can start at the subject line and end with the five thousand word postscript where everything in the e-mail is confidential and if you received it in error you need to rip the electrons right off your computer screen so you are not e-mail informed of world-changing events in the Company.

2010 160

Learn What Others Do to Find Your Ideal Career

Ms. Career Girl

Two weeks ago my sister Jay (a high school senior) and her boyfriend visited me downtown to look at DePaul University. Afterwards, we sat outside at one of my favorite Lincoln Park spots and talked about college and careers

2010 186

Top Ten On-Line Tools for Time Management

Career Makeover Coach

You can watch the video (to the right) for a quick update and an overview of the first five tools on the list. I give you a brief description of: Hootsuite: For managing your social networking profiles from one screen Gmail: Great for

2010 178

Are You Overqualified for the Job You Want?

Professional Resume Services

Looking for a job is not always fun, and you need a good resume to help you along in the process. Here’s an important question to consider—does your resume give the impression that you are overqualified for the job you want? Or, are you truly overqualified to get the job that your heart desires? Having

Hiding in Plain Sight

Threshold Consulting

Invisible Man This month's Career Collective is Halloween themed. Topics are: How to avoid scary career/resume mistakes; or how to ensure your resume/career "costume" fits you / attracts your target audience

2010 158

Job Search Tips, Tricks and Treats

Career Alley

“Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.” – Tom Peters

2010 231

“Who Owns The ‘Creative Things’ You Produce At Work?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

“A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.” . Frank Capra. ACTUAL CASE HISTORY*: Darren, 55, a packaging engineer from Western Pennsylvania, worked for an international pharmaceutical firm. People described Darren as a “natural-born tinkerer.” If he wasn’t fixing a clock, he was taking apart a computer just to see how it worked. As a packaging engineer, Darren spent his entire day trying to figure out how to make packaging for pharmaceutical companies work better.

2010 158

How Should I Prepare for a College Career Fair?

Ms. Career Girl

Post image for How Should I Prepare for a College Career Fair? Thanks for all of your responses to my tweet/facebook message! I received a lot of great questions and will be answering each of them in detail

2010 170

7 Ways to Save Money While Launching Your Business

Career Makeover Coach

When it comes to launching your business, your most critical resources are time and money. Any book on launching a business will outline the need for long term saving – making sure you have money to live on and to cover expenses for at

2010 170

Errors on a Resume – How Important Are They?

Professional Resume Services

Job hunting is not anyone’s favorite thing to do. Neither is writing a resume either, unless you do it for a living. So when you find errors on your resume after you’ve sent it, how important are they? This just happened to a friend of mine. No sooner had her finger hit ‘send’, did she

2010 163

3 Proven Techniques to Rock Your Next Interview

Careers Done Write

When it comes to job search and interviewing, I often administer a DISC assessment to my coaching clients in an effort to help me get to know them better. This exercise also helps the client understand his personality, style, and natural tendencies. The information gleaned from the assessment is particularly useful especially if you are cognizant of how environmental influences affect your interactions and responses. I won’t lie – this process is challenging.

2010 155

Job Search Secrets

Career Alley

“Listen, Do you want to know a secret?, Do you promise not to tell?” – John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Shhhhh! Job search secrets. Well, not really secrets if you've been spending any length of time looking for jobs leveraging the

2010 231

Blogging and Twitter: How Tweet It Is!

Executive Career Brand

Blogging and Twitter: How Tweet It Is! is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Follow MegGuiseppi on Twitter You get it. You're a c-level executive or any level executive or any professional level job seeker or an entrepreneur and you

I was fired because of Facebook | Resumebear Online Resume

Resume Bear

Last week I mentioned how people say weird (or is that idiotic?) things on Twitter that will most-likely get them fired or at the very least, provide some pretty awkward moments in the office. Well, this behavior is not exclusive to

2010 219

Ten Ways to Sabotage Your Success

Career Makeover Coach

Do you constantly feel like the success you crave is just out of your reach? You almost get there. You can see it, you can almost taste it, but then something happens that blocks your blessing. Far too often, the main obstacle to

2010 153

How to ace a phone interview

Professional Resume Services

More and more of my clients are telling me that their first interview is a phone interview. Today, it is common to participate in a phone interview as a first step. Phone interviews are designed to weed out candidates who are not a good fit for the company, in spite of their qualifications. Taking the

How to Stay Motivated When Missing the Goal

Ms. Career Girl

Post image for How to Stay Motivated When Missing the Goal. Whether you're trying to stay motivated in work, motivated in school, or motivated in anything else, setting goals really helps. But what do you do when you've missed your

Goals 147

College Grad Job Search – Let the Good Times Roll Vol 1

Career Alley

“Let the good times roll, let them knock you around” – The Cars. If you are one of the thousands of people who graduated from college this last May (and you are not working on the “next degree”), there is a very good chance that you've

2010 221

The Inside Story on Working With Executive Recruiters

Executive Career Brand

The Inside Story on Working With Executive Recruiters is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Last year I did a Q&A with a blogging and Twitter friend, Jeff Lipschultz (@JLipschultz on Twitter), founding partner of A-List Solutions

2010 153

I did not hire you because of your online reputation | Resumebear.

Resume Bear

I've written before about online reputation and how people say stupid things on Twitter and Facebook. Umm… Is “stupid” too strong a word? Hmm… Maybe it would be better to say that people say and do ill-advisable things online

2010 219

Where good business ideas go to die

Cube Rules

photo credit: Tiago Daniel. In the space between “ ideas are a dime a dozen &# and the need for “ innovative ideas &# is a chasm of failed follow through and opportunities lost. It goes like this: “I can see how this is working now that you’re here. I appreciate the help.&#. “Thanks. Let me know if I can do anything else. I’m going to truck back to my desk and get to work.&#.

2010 147

How to Network on LinkedIn

Professional Resume Services

For those of you who have talked to me, you know that I unabashedly love LinkedIn. As social networking goes for professionals, it’s my favorite. LinkedIn has a much cleaner interface than other sites such as MySpace, Plaxo or Facebook. Setting up a profile on LinkedIn can put your name at the top of the

2010 159

Becoming a Great Networker: Connecting With Others

Hiring Technical People

If you are hiring people now, you know that there are plenty of great candidates. How do you discover the best of them? Often, great candidates come to your attention because of their networking. That means if you want to be a great hiring manager, you need to pay attention to and cultivate your network. I was coaching a manager recently who was going through a rough patch in his organization. I asked what the worst thing was that could happen.

2010 146

Great Strategies for Addressing Behavioral Interview Questions

Career Alley

“Opportunities multiply as they are seized.” – Sun Tzu. Author Byline: Jessica Holbrook Hernandez is an expert resume writer, career and personal branding strategist, author, and presenter. Author Website: [link

C-level Executive Resume Length: One, Two, or Three Pages?

Executive Career Brand

C-level Executive Resume Length: One, Two, or Three Pages? is a post from: Executive Career Brand. New clients often come to me to “fix up” and help them brand their existing resumes. Many have resumes that are 4 or 5

2010 147