February, 2011

The Tough Interview Question: “Why Should We Hire You?”

Career Alley

“I don’t measure a man’s success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom.&# – General George S. Patton. Author: Dave Lashier. The tough. Want to find the best jobs and job resources? Visit Careeralley.com. Career advice Careers Guest Post Interviews Job Advice Job Search

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55 Top Job Search Experts To Follow On Twitter

Executive Career Brand

55 Top Job Search Experts To Follow On Twitter is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Don’t have time for Twitter? Think it has no value? One very good reason to dive into Twitter if you’re in executive job search, or think you may be soon, is to learn about today’s challenging job search landscape from the experts, by following them and listening. Even if you do nothing else with Twitter.


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The 3 Types of People that Should be in Your Network

Ms. Career Girl

By, Norma Tassy. In order to get questions answered, learn about resources, get to the next level, or secure a new position, one thing is essential: a solid network. Take a moment- whether you are in a position that you enjoy or are managing a transition- to evaluate your network. Your network consists of people who will return your phone call and act on your behalf when called upon. Network contacts are people that you have worked with and are willing to affirm your status.

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5 Reasons to Commit to Exercise for Career Success - Jobacle.com.


What's your favorite way to work out? Weightlifting? Walking? Shooting hoops? Whatever it is, odds are you know most of its benefits. It's fun, it feels good and it makes you healthy. But here's another benefit that may not have

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Identifying and Overcoming Common Job Search Misconceptions

Professional Resume Services

You can save yourself a lot of time and frustration during your hunt for a job if you spend some time identifying and overcoming common job search misconceptions. These hurdles can trip you up unexpectedly, but if you learn what they are beforehand, you’ll be prepared for a more satisfying job search experience. First of

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Branding Yourself - Digital Identity for Career Growth

Careers Done Write

When it com es to branding strategies for career advancement, there are several exciting ways for today’s job seeker to create a unique presence and establish a digital identity. Online digital résumés are a great addition to personal branding / professional branding because they allow for a more detailed glimpse into the attributes that make your brand one of a kind.

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The “Triple Crown” of Job Search

Career Alley

Most people have heard of the Triple Crown (and you know I’m going to tell you anyway). So, in horse racing, the Triple Crown is (according to Wikipedia), the Triple Crown (of Thoroughbred. Want to find the best jobs and job resources? Visit Careeralley.com. Best Companies to Work for Careers Job Hunting Job Openings Job Postings Job Search Links to Company Career Sites Who's Hiring Career advice Company Career Sites Jobs

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11 Ways to Build Your Network After College

Ms. Career Girl

Today’s post is by, Angela Armstrong. You’re fresh out of college and looking for a job. You’ve tried the job boards, your school career counselor, etc. but nothing has worked. So what’s next? Networking is the key to career success and a great way to lead to your next job. But you are not interested in attending stuffy networking events. You’re in luck; just about anyone associated with your college experience can form the foundation of a solid network.

10 Coworker Crush Types - Jobacle.com BLOG - Career Advice Blog.


Flirting at work. A hobby for some, an art form for others. Without a coworker crush, the workplace would be an even colder and darker place. In honor of Valentine's Day, Jobacle would like to thank our coworker crushes for never

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3 ways your best work is for you, not the corporation

Cube Rules

photo credit: topher74. When you deal with job security, your work focuses on what it takes to keep your job. Your orientation, then, is on what the company needs, what the company wants, and what it takes to keep your job. That orientation easily leads you to powerlessness, emptiness about your work, or disengagement from your work. After all, your work is for the company as a trade for a paycheck. Your work is for them, not for you. After all, it’s just a paycheck, right?

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Interview Questions and Answers for Job Seekers

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb, Q. I am preparing for a meeting next week and was wondering if you could help me with some information about interview questions and answers. I submitted the résumé you wrote for me to the CEO of a company and he called yesterday to arrange an interview. Any career advice you can provide is appreciated. Staten Island, NY. I am so happy to hear that you have an interview next week. That is great news! Thank you for your question.

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The Career Makeover: 7 Steps to Achieving Your Goals

Career Alley

“My mother said to me, “If you become a soldier, you’ll be a general, if you become a monk you’ll end up as the pope.&# Instead, I became a painter and wound up as. Want to find the best jobs and job resources? Visit Careeralley.com. Career advice Careers Guest Post Career Advisor

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Women Going Back to Work After a Baby

Professional Resume Services

Many women choose to stay at home for several years after having children. While this time frame varies, it always creates a period of time during which you had no ‘real’ job. Once a mother is ready to go back to work, one of the first problems they face in deciding how to write a

2011 172

Bilingual Ladies Are Highly Employable

Ms. Career Girl

Today’s post is by, J. Salvage. Approximately twelve percent of the US population speaks Spanish. The United States houses the fourth largest Spanish-speaking population in the world. Depending on one’s state of residence, this percentage may be higher. For example, more than twenty-eight percent of California’s population speaks Spanish. Texas is close on California’s heels with over nineteen percent of her population speaking Spanish.

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Office Romance Survey Results: Publishing Industry Is Easy.


Vault.com, the source for career intelligence, has released the results from its annual Office Romance Survey, which showed that more workers are willing to ignore the risks involved with finding love in the workplace

2011 179

Theft at Interviews: Seven Prudent Precautions

Sklover Working Wisdom

“An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.”. Spanish Proverb. ACTUAL CASE HISTORIES*: Amanda, 36, was a successful graphic artist with a solid resume in the magazine publishing world. As “old media” opportunities were diminishing, she felt a strong need to gain some “new media” experience in order to stay employable.

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Job Seeker: Where’s the Joy?

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter I sat staring at the computer screen, stifled. Emails crowded my view, like schools of fish, mouths open for food. Will I trigger an undulating wave by diving into this email ocean? Or, perhaps I’ll engage with MS Word and apply the needed salve to dozens of career documents. Will I get [.] Related posts: Restoring Your Joy in Job Search Miriam Salpeter (@Keppie_Careers) and I are delighted to co-coordinate the.

2011 170

Are You Making the Right Connections?

Career Alley

“Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom. &# – George S. Patton. Author Byline: Jessica has a true passion for the job seeker, evidenced by her desire to share everything. Want to find the best jobs and job resources? Visit Careeralley.com. Careers Guest Post Networking Career advice Job Search Jobs

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Consciously Choose Better Work-Life Balance


What kind of balance do you want to strike between your professional and your personal life? Harvard business blogger Ron Ashkena s wrote an article in December in the Harvard Business Review that a key to minimizing regret regarding your work-life balance (or lack thereof) is to consciously choose the tradeoffs you're willing to make to achieve personal and professional success.

2011 168

Do glasses help in an job interview

Ms. Career Girl

Remember the Will & Grace episode where Will said “Wearing glasses is the intellectual equivalent of stuffing a sock in your pants.” to Jack? While the quote is fantastic, it begs the question: can glasses make you look smarter? Can it help you in an job interview? People used to wear glasses because they HAD to – they needed vision correction. Now, people don eyeglasses as a fashion accessory because they WANT to.

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The Perfect Fall Guy - Jobacle.com BLOG - Career Advice Blog & How.


This sad, very sad scenario is repeated all over the corporate world, and with alarming frequency. You know the drill: All of a sudden, a perfectly capable, highly motivated and well regarded veteran middle manager finds him or herself

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5 steps to identify commitments from a business meeting

Cube Rules

photo credit: Simon Blackley. Keeping and tracking your work commitments is not easy to do. All of us have days where the entire day is back-to-back meetings with no time to do much else than check for emergency e-mails. At the end of the day — or the next day — we end up walking back into our cubicle, relieved we can finally get something done, look at our calendar or to-do list and then wonder what else is missing to do from all those meetings.

2011 168

Steer Your Career: Create a Unique Professional Brand

Careers Done Write

I had lunch with the CFO of a major corporation in the Greater NY area last week and asked him the following question: If you were a Lexus would you be roomy and luxurious, with a modern GPS system built in to the dash, or would you simply be a Toyota in disguise? We p ondered how it came to be that in the late 80s, Toyota launched an entire new product line that is widely known today as one of the most admired luxury vehicles in history! The answer lies in the branding, of course.

2011 167

Check Your Job Search Attitude

Career Alley

“And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.&# – Abraham Lincoln Author Byline: William Frierson is a staff writer for. Want to find the best jobs and job resources? Visit Careeralley.com. Career advice Careers Guest Post Job Search Networking College Career Sites

What’s Wrong with Copying an Executive Brand Resume Sample?

Executive Career Brand

What’s Wrong with Copying an Executive Brand Resume Sample? is a post from: Executive Career Brand. A client of mine told me in our initial call that he was so impressed with a resume sample on my blogsite he was tempted to copy some of it. He said that one or two of the opening brand bites described him to a tee and he wanted them in his resume. I explained why he shouldn’t and couldn’t “re-use&# content in my samples.

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I’m Giving Away a Year of Free Leadership Training

Ms. Career Girl

Hello to Ms. Career Girl readers everywhere! It has been quite a while since I’ve written a post on my very own blog. Time for an update! Ever since I got my Kindle several months ago, I’ve been in a personal and career growth spurt of sorts. I’ve been totally hooked on books like The Tipping Point , The 4 Hour Work Week and A Woman’s Guide to Successful Negotiating.

Cat Chow Contest: This Dream Job Is the Cats Meow - Jobacle.com.


Do you love animals? Do you want to travel around America? Are you ready to quit your job? If the answer is a resounding 'yes,' then we have good news for you! You can be the very first Purina Cat Chow correspondent

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How Has Job Hunting Changed in The Last Ten Years?

Professional Resume Services

The Internet has changed a lot about our world in the last ten years?including including how we look for jobs. The basics may be the same: the old finding an opening and applying for it, but the internet has completely revolutionized the employment process. With more than 9% unemployed, according to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics,

2011 164

Juice Up Your Job Search

Careers Done Write

Today’s Blog is part of the Career Collective. Once a month, our group of career professionals blog on a subject topical and timely for a job seeker. If you are like many, it is tempting to think that you can do an online search for a job, submit your résumé and poof, get hired! While a few very lucky candidates do get a career opportunity via an internet search (10-15%), the majority have to be a great deal more proactive to juice up their job search.

The Best Companies to Work For – Vol 20

Career Alley

“Remember, it doesn’t matter whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose.&# – Darrin Weinberg. I’ve been getting lots of calls from recruiters lately. Want to find the best jobs and job resources? Visit Careeralley.com. Best Companies to Work for Careers Job Hunting Job Openings Job Postings Job Search Who's Hiring Career advice Company Career Sites Company Research Jobs Links to Company Career Sites

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Be You-Nique: Resume Writing “Rules” to Break

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter As a member of Career Collective, and in collaboration with my friend and co-coordinator, Miriam Salpeter, I am happy to announce this month’s topic: Job-hunting “Rules&# to Break / Outdated Job-Search Beliefs. Please visit other blog posts on this subject, linked at the end of this post on Wednesday. For those on Twitter, we [.] Related posts: Resume Writing: LESS Is ‘Not’ Always MORE I posted the following Tweet earlier this week: LESS is.

New Job or New Career: Planning Your Next Move in a Tough Economy

Ms. Career Girl

Today’s post is by Kate Manning. Growing up, most children imagine themselves in a job they love. Many children dream of becoming a rock star, professional athlete, doctor, or even as a banker after getting an online finance degree and living an exciting and luxurious lifestyle. Unfortunately, reality can sometimes be quite different. Not every adult finds himself or herself in a job they adore. Luckily, if you dread going to work every morning you don’t have to be stuck in a job you hate.

3 Critical! Imperative! Important! Job Interview Reminders.


Job interviews can be stressful experiences, but they definitely don't have to be. If you're well prepared then the interview process can actually be really fun and exciting, especially when you realize you're winning them over

2011 174

5 steps to achieve professional growth

Cube Rules

photo credit: kokeshi. Employment security means that you evaluate your work to keep yourself employable. Yes, you could lose your job, but you give yourself the best ways to keep your work at the top of the heap when it comes to getting your next position. To evaluate your work, though, means you need to emotionally prepare yourself to attain employment security by evaluating your work. It means you need professional growth to evaluate your work to do better work. What does it take?

2011 159

Do You Have a Good Ear for Networking?

Executive Career Brand

Do You Have a Good Ear for Networking? is a post from: Executive Career Brand. You know how it goes sometimes at networking events. You’ve barely introduced yourself to someone new and gotten through your brand positioning statement (or elevator pitch) when they jump in and ask you to help them with something- a formal introduction to someone at your company, or advice on who to connect with there, or something else. What??? This complete stranger expects you to do them a favor already?

2011 158

Who is Hiring in Technology – Vol 3

Career Alley

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.&# – Thomas Edison. The beauty of a “functional job&# (like Technology, Want to find the best jobs and job resources? Visit Careeralley.com. Career advice Careers Job Hunting Job Openings Job Postings Job Search Job Search Boards Jobs by Industry Links to Company Career Sites Who's Hiring Company Career Sites Job Links job search websites Jobs Technology Jobs

The Resume: Evolving, Not Dissolving

Career Trend

By Robert P. Poindexter “Guenther, go down and tell the men to go home. We’re done.” The look in the old man’s eyes told Guenther that some devastating news had just been relayed to him, and he hesitantly asked, “What’s happened, boss?&# The old man raised the newspaper he had been hunched over and turned [.] Related posts: Resume Writer: Making It Look Easy By Robert P. Poindexter I had seen portions of sailboat. Resume Writer: Making It Look Easy By Robert P.

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