January, 2011

Top Three Keys To Making A Great First Impression

Career Alley

“It is only at the first encounter that a face makes its full impression on us.” – Arthur Schopenhauer Author Byline: Cathy Eng, CARW, Owner of Resume Rocketeer, Inc. Author Website: Want to find the best jobs and job resources

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7 Ways to Earn More Respect and Influence as a Young Professional Woman

Ms. Career Girl

Today’s post is by Holland Banks. During my first year out of college, I worked in a legal organization that assists men and women from all over the world. Many of the clients are men from countries where women aren’t highly valued, let alone taken seriously or even allowed in professional atmospheres. This is especially true for women my age. It goes without saying that there were some difficulties when I had to build working relationships with these men.

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Your career is no longer a comfort zone

Cube Rules

With all the talk of goals, resolutions and great intentions for 2011, I’d like to give you a resolution for 2011 you must keep. Must keep. Here it is: Invest in your career in a way to give you employment security, not merely job security. The reasons for this are both obvious and subtle. Let’s take a look. The obvious reasons to embrace employment security, not job security.

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Executive Job Search: Research Your Target Employers

Executive Career Brand

Executive Job Search: Research Your Target Employers is a post from: Executive Career Brand. The critical first step my clients and I collaborate on is determining what qualifications and qualities their target companies are looking for in candidates vying for the kinds of positions my clients are seeking.

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5 Jobs for Those Who Love to Travel - Jobacle.com BLOG - Career.

Jobacle

Deciding to become a world traveler can be an exciting goal, but how will you finance your trip? If you're independently wealthy, nothing stands in your way. For the rest of us, it's a little more complicated. While you can spend years

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Social Media Recruiting to Grow Further in 2011

Careers Done Write

As the economy recovers, corporations are planning their strategy for adding new employees to the payroll, albeit slowly. As they hunt for the best possible candidates, they must consider the cost and the return on investment for each tool they use to find the most qualified workers. In terms of cost effective candidate sourcing, more and more firms are looking to social media to tap into the passive candidate pool.

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How to Avoid Overused Resume Phrases

Career Alley

“The thing always happens that you really believe in; and the belief in a thing makes it happen.&# – Frank Lloyd Wright Author Byline: Jessica has a true passion for the job. Want to find the best jobs and job resources? Visit Careeralley.com. Career advice Careers Guest Post Job Search Resumes

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More Trending

Break the Rules or Change the Game?

Threshold Consulting

Change Your Game This month's Career Collective topic is Job-hunting Rules to Break/ Outdated Job-Search Beliefs. When I saw this month's topic, my first thought was, "Wow. Easy topic." " There are lots of rules that I think people

2011 186

Executive Brand Online Reputation Management: Relevance, Quality, Diversity, Volume, Consistency

Executive Career Brand

Executive Brand Online Reputation Management: Relevance, Quality, Diversity, Volume, Consistency is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Want to boost your chances of being found by executive recruiters and hiring authorities sourcing top talent? Of course you do. Whether you’re actively job seeking or think you may be in the future – few people aren’t facing this challenge these days, when no job seems to be permanent – you need a strong online identity.

What Hiring Managers Look for in a Resume

Hiring Technical People

I spoke recently with a senior project manager who is looking for a new job. I offered to review her resume, and she told me she didn’t think she needed it. She had the “secret sauce&# to a great resume: every single line on the resume answered the “so what&# question.

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22 Movie Quotes About Work - Jobacle.com BLOG - Career Advice Blog.

Jobacle

When it comes to a philosophy of working, in recent years, some of the greatest wisdom has come from movie quotes about work. From Gordon Gecko's famous paean on the joys of greed to Tyler Durden's harangue on the condition of modern

2011 184

Are you working with a headhunter yet?

Career Alley

“Whenever an individual or a business decides that success has been attained, progress stops.” – Thomas J. Watson Author Byline: Christina Archer is an Executive Recruiter, Want to find the best jobs and job resources

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Who’s Encouraging You?

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Encouragers – they thread themselves through the needle of our lives, stitching together our tatters when we find we are fraying. In your business, your career or your life, do you have your encourager team in place, those whom you tap into regularly or as-needed, people who will resuscitate you when you [.] Related posts: Your Resume: Hoist or Anchor? By Rob Poindexter No matter how strong or how smart.

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Things job seekers should keep an eye on in 2011 (trends/tools/hiring practices)

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 trends for 2011. Please follow our tweets on Twitter #careercollective. You can also view the other member’s interesting posts at the end of the article.

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How Top CEOs Use Twitter for Branding

Executive Career Brand

How Top CEOs Use Twitter for Branding is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Business Week’s article, CEOs’ Take on Twitter , compares 18 savvy chief executives who include the microblogging site in their personal brand and company brand communications plan. Among the CEOs they looked at who make tweeting part of their daily routine are leaders in marketing, publishing, and retail.

Superwoman’s Networking Handbook: Follow Up

Ms. Career Girl

This post is all about effective follow up and relationship building. &# Relationship building&# sounds blase, but that’s what you’re trying to do so I’m not going to waste time trying to camouflage it.

5 Cool Underwater Jobs

Jobacle

There are a few lucky people in the world who look forward to going to work in the morning; most of these people are employed in a job they would do as a hobby anyway. Whether you're a ski instructor, climbing instructor, surfing coach

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JOB SEARCH! INTERVIEW, the prep, the questions you may get and the.

Career Alley

“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.” – Steve Jobs. Author Byline: Authored by: Ron Cottick, CPC, CHRM Author Website: [link

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Career Trend 2011: Accountability + Possibility = Sustainability

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter In collaboration with my colleague and co-coordinator, Miriam Salpeter, and the entire Career Collective blogging membership, I’m delighted to roll-out my first 2011 blog post. The topic that we are blogging on this month is, things job seekers should keep an eye on in 2011 (trends/tools/hiring practices). Please follow the Twitter hashtag, #CareerCollective. [.]

2011 175

Want a job? Ignore these Outdated Job-Hunting Beliefs

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 job-hunting “rules” to break and old job-search beliefs. Please follow our tweets on Twitter #careercollective. You can also view the other member’s interesting posts at

2011 174

How to Get Motivated After a Setback

Career Makeover Coach

Sometimes giving up feels like the best option after a setback. A lay-off. Divorce. Death of a family member. Break up of a friendship. Loss of a critical member of your support system. Any of these can leave you feeling lost when when

2011 174

Why Career Happiness Still Matters

Life@work

I've been writing life@work for over five years, and I notice that many of the posts I wrote "BR" (that's Before Recession - you remember - when people actually had jobs and were focused on advancement and improvement), seem so quaint now. In the summer of 2005 when I started this blog, the nation's unemployment rate was just 5%. We were picking and choosing among job offers. We were getting promotions and raises. We were even considering changing careers.

2011 163

Ways to Make Your Boss Love You - Jobacle.com BLOG - Career Advice.

Jobacle

This post is all about ways to get your boss loving you.in a platonic sense. That is to say, if you want your boss to appreciate, respect, value, and simply like you more, this article is for you. If however you're looking for ways to

2011 179

Soap Box Job Search

Career Alley

“It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech.&# – Mark Twain In my last job, there was this one woman who worked for me who always had the 30 minute. Want to find the best jobs and job resources? Visit Careeralley.com. Career advice Careers Job Search Internships Interviews

Job Search Courtesy

Career Trend

By Robert P. Poindexter A man walks into his home one afternoon and his wife begins this conversation with him. Wife: Where have you been? Husband: Church. Wife: Oh, and what was the sermon about? Husband: Sin. Wife: Really? And what did the preacher say about it ? Husband: He was against it. This man [.] Related posts: Exploiting Your Job Search Wind Last year, after tearing my Genoa for the fourth time, Attempting to Tame the Twitter Wild West in Job Search?

You Were Fired….Now What Do You Do?

Professional Resume Services

Getting fired– it can happen to the best of us, and it can even happen when it’s not your fault. Many people have been fired due to personality conflicts between themselves and managers or other employees. The idea of what your job was going to be like may be miles away from what management had

2011 172

Going From Employee to Entrepreneur: 5 Proven Tips to Turn Your.

Career Makeover Coach

You've dreamed about it, reserached it, talked about it and come up with a perfect plan for making the transition from employee to entrepreneur? However, a plan is just a dream without the required action to get the ball rolling towards

5 Tips to Improve Your Relationship with Your Business Partner

Ms. Career Girl

Today’s post is by Maureen Page. Relationships with your business partner can be difficult. Or perhaps I should have started with “relationships with your spouse can be difficult.&# Either relationship can prove to be challenging and when you combine them into one relationship the challenge can increase dramatically.

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Tips for Better Eye Health at Work - Jobacle.com BLOG - Career.

Jobacle

If you frequently sit staring at a computer monitor for work and you often experience headaches or eye pain, you may be straining your eyes. While eyestrain caused by computer use doesn't necessarily mean long-term health complications

2011 173

When Worlds Collide

Career Alley

“Man is flying too fast for a world that is round. Soon he will catch up with himself in a great rear end collision.” – James Thurber I remember the original Gulliver's. Want to find the best jobs and job resources

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The Perils (and Value) of Career Nicheing

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “Find a niche! Get a niche. Work in a niche!&# In his Nov. 22nd post called, “Over-Nicheing,“ Steve Spalding asserts, “We spend a lot of time extolling the unlimited virtues of nichedom, but we rarely think of its very real limitations.&# Though he goes on to say you “should&# have a niche [.]

2011 159

Why Taking a Pay Cut to Find Your Dream Job Might Just Be a Good Idea

Professional Resume Services

Do you know anyone working their dream job right now? How many people do you know that are working a job they hate just to pay the bills, all the while holding out hope that their dream job will plop right down in their laps? All they are waiting for is the right time, right?

2011 158

In 2011, Increase Your Prospects With Better Differentiation

Threshold Consulting

Finding Direction This month's Career Collective topic is things job seekers should keep an eye on in 2011 (trends/tools/hiring practices). Well, it's that time again! As we put one year behind us and position ourselves for improved

2011 157

Three Keys to Success in Your Career and Your Life

Ms. Career Girl

Today’s post is by Lydia Whitney. Yes, Virginia, you can have it all: a successful career doing something you love and a life outside of that career. The key is to find balance. And it’s not as hard as you may think – especially if you understand the three keys to life success: Academic Readiness , Emotional Readiness and Logistical Readiness. We all know that basic academic skills are necessary for school and college success.

2011 155

What to Say When the Interviewer Asks How Much You Make

Jobacle

During the interview process, it's inevitable that at some point you'll be asked about your salary requirements. Along with that question, a hiring manager or human resources employee might casually ask, “How much do you make now

2011 172

How Do You Eat An Elephant?

Career Alley

“Simply the thing I am shall make me live.” – William Shakespeare Author Byline: Phil Rosenberg, President [link] Author Website: Want to find the best jobs and job resources? Visit Careeralley.com.

2011 215

Bathrobe Chic

Career Trend

By Robert P. Poindexter Scheduling my time has been a bit of an issue for me lately. In November, I cut my hours at my full-time job in order to be more available for Careertrend. The problem is, I have had a regular work schedule dictated by my employers for so long that I was [.] Related posts: Helpless, Defeated, Panic-Stricken In Your Current Job? Have you ever gotten sick to your stomach as you.

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