December, 2011

How to set your LinkedIn Profile to get noticed by Recruiters

Career Copilot

I have been writing about job searching using LinkedIn for years now and it finally seems like the tide is shifting away from the major job boards to social media sites like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. As a corporate recruiter for a Fortune 500 company, I can tell your first hand that LinkedIn is my [.]. Career Development job hunting

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Top 100 Twitter Accounts Job Seekers MUST Follow: 2012

Resume Bear

If you’re new to using Social Media in your job search – specifically Twitter – how do you know who to follow for really good advice? At YouTern, we answer that question by providing our Top 100 “MUST Follow” Twitter accounts for 2012!

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Trending Sources

What Does the Greeting in Your Cover Letter Say?

The Job Quest

A client I’ve been working with recently asked me to review the cover letter he had written for a specific position. I have to say, it really was an impressive letter, but how he started it out could undo the good of what was contained in the cover letter.

7 Things Very Few People Do That Can Land You a Job


Want to be in the 1% of all job seekers?! Use these tips to get a leg up on the job search competition. Make a Website. Google some of your Facebook friends and see what you can find. In nearly all cases you’ll find their Facebook page, a few unrelated webpages, and not much else.

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Does My LinkedIn Profile Really Need a Photo?

Executive Career Brand

Does My LinkedIn Profile Really Need a Photo? is a post from: Executive Career Brand. If you think that HAVING a photo on your LinkedIn profile (and elsewhere online) may red-flag you for discrimination – age, weight, ethnic background, etc. think about this.

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5 Steps for Readjusting Goals to Fit Reality

The Job Quest

The holidays are nearly over, and we are facing the end of 2011. Are you where you want to be professionally? That question may be a source of shame and frustration for some. You may have set goals, and subsequently, resolutions at the beginning of the year to achieve said goals.

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6 Key Traits of a ‘Good’ Resume Writer

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “Beware hiring a resume writing amateur. A professional writer writes full-time and daily, and is well trained and experienced. Her words elicit a visceral reader response.” ” The above was a recent status update that I published on Facebook. It resonated with several of my careers colleagues who then added value with their [.] No related posts. Barb Poole Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Janice Worthington Resume Writer Robyn Feldberg Rosa E.

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7 Things You Never Want to Hear From Your Interviewer

Corn on the Job

The art of interviewing has long been compared to dating. And just like in dating, there are a great number of ways that one person can send the other person running in terror from the interview.

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Living Up to Your Potential

Penelope Trunk

I confess that I don’t feel like I’m working to my potential. And it makes me feel sick. I know the signs. It starts with me not being able to cope with my to-do list. It all looks too overwhelming. So I scale things back: I take out everything that has to do with starting a company.

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Top Ten iPhone Job Searching Apps

Career Copilot

Now that the new year is upon us it is time to get serious about landing that next job. Many of you might be playing with your shiny new iPhone or mobile gadget that you received as a Christmas gift right now. I will be highlighting the top ten must have iPhone apps that you [.]. Career Development job hunting

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Job Seekers: Who to Add to Your Google+ Circles

Resume Bear

Heather R. Huhman. By now, you probably have a Google+ account. And if you don’t, you have at least heard about it. The problem is figuring out what to do once you have set up your account. In particular, it’s hard to find master lists of people to add to your circles.

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How To Deal With A Negative Co-Worker


Dealing with negative people can be a challenge, especially if they are also your co-worker! We can usually choose to spend less time or walk away from negative people but at work, it isn’t always that easy.

Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

The Job Quest

Previously, I retweeted the following quote by Plato: “Self-conquest is the greatest of victories.”

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Looking for a Job after the military

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: Most of my 8-year career has been in the military. Now that I am out, I want to get a job in the insurance industry in claims management or possibly for a corporation as a risk manager. I was an armor reconnaissance officer.

How to Ask Smart Questions

Penelope Trunk

This post is sponsored by the American Cancer Society. After I realized that the most underrated skill is asking good questions , I realized that I am not very good at it. I don’t ask for help enough because I don’t know what question to ask.

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[Pic] The 8 Habits of Highly Productive People, Manifesto Version

Personal Excellence Blog

Manifesto , n. – A public declaration of intentions, opinions, objectives, or motives. Lately I discovered a new way of distributing PE’s content – as image manifestos. A manifesto is a declaration of intentions or principles to achieve a desired aim.

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Online Hiring Expected To Double In 2012

Resume Bear

The rise of the Internet has brought a lot of revolutionary changes to the workforce — social media, Google, and now online employment.

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Career Fulfilment – How to Navigate your Way?

Position Ignition

Your career, job, professional place in the world, whatever name you call it, is an important part of who we are. Now more than ever before, human beings are placing more emphasis on what they do in this world; and most importantly, what they do is aligned with who they are and what they want.

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How to Get the Most Out of an Informational Interview


Many mid-career people I coach are surprised that informational interviewing is still going on for the over-25 set.

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5 Ways to Stand Out from the ATS

The Job Quest

So you decided to hire a career professional to put together a stellar résumé. It looks sharp and you are certain that, once it gets into the hands of decision makers, companies will be clamoring to talk with you!

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7 Ways To Be A Better Boss


Being a good boss can be a difficult job in itself. You need to get the job done and manage all the things that need to be done as part of your role as well as keeping your team happy and productive at the same time.

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5 Ways Body Language Can Cost You the Job

Career Realism

Depending on your body’s language establishes a tone you subconsciously convey. Most of the time, you have no idea you are giving off these signals. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at Interviewing advice body career expert interviewing job language search

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Bring in the New Year with CONFIDENCE

Resume Bear

For many people the start of a new year is the ideal time to refresh their resolution to effect a change for good in their lives.

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Are You Working Under a Micromanager?

Ms. Career Girl

When someone has been termed a micromanager at one time or another in their working career, it probably is not something they wanted to rush ahead and place on their resume for all the world to see.

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Career Objective vs. Career Summary on a Resume

Resume Help Blog

It is crucial to have a solid opening in your resume, whether it is a career objective or a career summary. A common question for people who are writing a resume is whether they should use a career objective or a career summary. In general, it is better to write a career objective when you [.]. Advice and Articles

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9 Tips for a Surprisingly Helpful Hobbies & Interests Resume Section


Why you might include the one resume section that most people don’t. This is a guest post by Martin Demiger. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines.

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Investors fund mostly men, which is fine for women

Penelope Trunk

This post is cross-posted at TechCrunch. We need to get more guys who are running tech startups to decide instead to be stay-at-home dads. What do you think of that? Stupid, right? That’s what it sounds like when anyone suggests that we need to get more women doing startups.

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Work LinkedIn Summary Ever

Career Realism

During a serious job search, simply listing your opinion of yourself is the worst use of a LinkedIn summary you can possible implement. Trust me! To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at Job Search advice career expert job linkedin networking search

A Closer Look Inside The GI Bill

Resume Bear

Since 1944, the GI Bill of Rights shaped the veterans of several generations. After the attacks of 9-11, Congress recognized the need to update the educational benefits of this century’s service members. The resulting legislation, often referred to as the GI Bill 2.0,

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My Job Search Journey

Ms. Career Girl

Today’s guest post is by Rachel Esterline. I’ve gone back and forth about whether or not to write about my job search. From the reason behind the decision to leave the agency world to the interview process itself, it’s been a roller coaster of a journey.

How To Find (or move to) The Job You Love

Career Development Plan

Stuggling to find the job you love? Want to move to a job you actually enjoy? Let master career coach, Unre Visagie, show you in the free coaching video how to go about finding the job of your dreams. He explains the process using simple steps and methods anybody can use right now to find [.].

Networking at a Conference

Position Ignition

Despite the ever-growing popularity of online social networking and its indubitable convenience, there is still a place in this world for face-to-face networking. Whether you’re seeking an executive career, finding a new job, exploring your career options or just want to meet new people and hear about their own career moves to get inspired, face-to-face networking is a great and intimate way to help you achieve your objective.

The 51 Best Job Search Blog Posts of 2011


The most popular job search bloggers share their most popular job search blog posts of 2011. Enjoy! Top Job Bloggers’ Most Popular Articles of 2011. Rich DeMatteo : 50 Killer Questions For Job Seekers To Ask On Interviews. Rosa Vargas : The Resume : From The Employer’s-Eye View. Hannah Morgan : 25 Habits to Break if You Want a Job. Alison Doyle : Job Interview Questions and Best Answers. Julie Walraven : The secret to getting calls and offers from employers.

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How to Resolve Problems at Work

Career Realism

Despite the issues you may be having, if you otherwise really like your job, it’s definitely worth a shot at attempting to resolve the problem(s). To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at Climbing the Ladder advice career expert job office promotion work

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