June, 2012

3 Useful Tips for Writing a Resume That Gets Results

Career Copilot

An employer’s first port of call when they consider hiring you is your resume. This is the document that highlights your career experience, your education and outlines a bit of who you are as a person. In a nutshell, it plays the same role as a website’s landing page or a product’s advertisement in a [.]. Resume resume advice resume tip resume writing

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Time to Clean Up Your Online Identity

Resume Bear

By Ritika Trikha, CareerBliss Writer. Did you know that every time you tweet the deets or update your status on Facebook your brain gives you a tiny blast of euphoria?

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“Be Inspired”: 10 People Who Inspirit Me!

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter For me, being inspired is important. That is one of the many (many) traits that motivated me to marry Rob; he is inspirational. “He makes me want to be a better woman” - adapting a favorite Jack Nicholson quote from As Good As It Gets. In recently very public posts, HERE and HERE. I’ve [.] No related posts. Career Fitness Career Goals career advice Inspiration Motivation Robert P. Poindexter SmashFit Susan Barrett Hensel

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Shave Time Off Your Job Search by Being a Smart Shopper

Career Realism

Earlier today, I was speaking with a client who is finishing her bachelor’s degree and preparing to begin her job search. I asked her what she was looking for and she replied “Something in finance.”. This reply is a little like telling a friend you are going shopping and when asked, “For what?”

The Best Pinterest Job Search Tips From The Experts


How to leverage the hottest social network for your job search. Although it was founded in 2008, it was really in 2010-11 that Pinterest took off and became a favorite social network of tens of millions of people, especially in the US.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Recruiters Spend 5-7 Seconds Reading Your CV

The Undercover Recruiter

Recruiters spend on average 5-7 seconds looking at a CV… It’s stats like these that are scary for jobseekers but you forget that the recruiter has a very trained eye and know exactly what they are looking for.

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5 Ways to Build Confidence for an Interview

Career Realism

The interview is one component of the job seeking process that most people love to hate.

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Thank You For Not Hiring Me, Chipotle

Corn on the Job

Bianca Cadloni is a social media specialist at Cactus (full service advertising agency), in Denver. You can tweet her at @BCadloni. Remember me? My name is Bianca, but I’ve been dubbed “Chipotle Girl” by the internets.

Essential advice for new college grads

Penelope Trunk

One of the things I love most about the advice-to-grads motif is that you learn a lot about the advice giver from the advice. When you force yourself to give short, smart advice, you end up focusing on the stuff that matters most to you.

Dealing With The Boss From Hell

Career Copilot

It’s one thing dealing with difficult colleagues, you can avoid them and remain professional until you’re away from them but when it comes to dealing with a difficult boss it’s not as easy. Your boss is someone you have to have continuous contact with and if you don’t get on it can make coming to [.]. Your Career

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Follow Me! Creating a Personal Brand with Twitter: ResumeBear Chapter 13

Resume Bear

Pre-Order Your Copy Today! Follow Me! Creating a Personal Brand with Twitter. Sarah-Jayne Gratton is a celebrity author, television presenter, popular speaker, and influential social media personality.

Some Hiring Managers Rate the Attractiveness of Your Spouse.

HR Capitalist

As a candidate, you know that people considering you for employment judge you on everything, right? Clothes. Your Car. How you talk. Whether your spouse is smoking hot. Hold up, what was that last one? Your spouse - he or she needs to be smoking hot - you didn't get the memo? .

There Are 5 Stages of Job-Loss Grief

Career Realism

When it comes to job loss , it doesn’t matter if you’ve been fired (lost job due to your performance), or laid off (lost job due to your company’s performance), the fact remains you must deal with a five-letter word: grief. There Are 5 Stages of Job-Loss Grief.

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“Why I Love My Father” (A Father’s Day Tribute: Happy Father’s Day To All Father Figures!)

Personal Excellence Blog

( Quote image from Personal Excellence Quotes ). Thank you everyone for your wonderful responses to the 2012 Father’s Day Tribute. It was truly very heartwarming for me to read all your wonderful, beautiful entries surrounding your father and your relationship with him.

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Time management tips that’ll work for your life

Penelope Trunk

Most of the time management advice that’s out there sucks. It’s all written by men who write about time management while their wives are at home taking care of their kids, or by men who don’t have anything to do except write about time management.

5 Careers that are Guaranteed to be in High-Demand for the Coming Decade

Career Copilot

Knowledge is power. Knowing what careers are going to be around for the upcoming decade is very important. This is just as true for a high school graduate as it is for the laid-off worker who is looking to better their expertise. Before looking at the top 5 high-demand career fields for the upcoming decade, [.]. Career Development career job recession work

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Excellent Job Interview Tips: ResumeBear

Resume Bear

Job Interview Tips. We all know the main aim of the job interview. Your potential employer has worked through the entire laborious process and if you’re still in the game, you’d have to assume that you now have a reasonable chance of landing the job.

5 Tips for a Successful Telephone Interview

The Undercover Recruiter

A common misconception with the job application and recruitment process is that the procedure is (1) advert, (2) application and CV, (3) interview, (4) when can you start.

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How To Make Internships Translate to Employers

Career Realism

Talk to any successful business person and ask them about how they got their career start, and you’ll more than likely get a wistful look in their eye as they recall an internship that made a significant impact on their lives.

8 Time Management Apps: Hassle-Free Management of Tasks and To-Dos


We all chase the tick-tock of the clock to beat deadlines, make the most of a meeting or check every box on our to-do list. Some of us make do with a piece of paper and pencil. Others try to make use of technology to improve their productivity. If you belong to the latter group, [.]. Productivity Tips Time Management Apps

6 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Work Day


Would you like to get more out of your work day rather than just seeing each day as one step closer to the end of the work week? Here are a few ideas: 1. Start the Day Well. How we start the day makes a big difference to how the day goes.

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Five Things to Remember When Asking for a Raise

Career Copilot

Now that the economy is slowly starting to show a bit of life once again, albeit at a glacial pace, a number of small and medium size businesses are once again ending their pay freeze and gradually beginning to contemplate giving employee raises again. If you are one of the tens of thousands of people [.]. Your Career business advice employment advice salary negotiation

Do You Have a “I” Based Resume?

Resume Bear

There is no “I” in “team.” ” There shouldn’t be an “I” in your resume either. That’s the advice of Anne-Marie Baiynd, President and CEO of TheTradingBook.com and the former CEO of a recruiting firm.

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21 Ways Your Executive Brand Drives Your Career

Executive Career Brand

Because you’ve done the branding work , you’ve clearly defined and incorporated the following personal marketing imperatives into your job search and career management toolkit: Your vision and purpose. Your values and passions. Your top personal attributes.

4 Ways to Build Success from Scratch

Career Realism

For most of us, success doesn’t just come out of nowhere. We have to work for it. Whether it’s at work or at home, we strive to be successful in everything we do. This isn’t an easy task by any means. However, there are ways to meet your goals without driving yourself crazy.

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The Easiest Way to Find a Job

Career Alley

According to Career Coach Peggy McKee, the hardest way in the world to get a job is to apply through HR. It’s actually part of HR’s job description to weed out the hundreds of job seekers who apply and give only a very few (5 out of 1000 is not an exaggeration) to the hiring manager. So unless your resume is letter perfect with what the HR person has decided, you are lost. About 3 years ago, Peggy decided to help job seekers go around that system.

How To Make Life’s Biggest Decisions (or Any Decision for that Matter)

Personal Excellence Blog

Quick Announcement : Hi everyone! I’m finally having a Singapore (and Malaysia) PE Readers Meet-up this Sunday, in conjunction with my upcoming birthday! Please RSVP ASAP (by today, Tuesday) as I need to finalize the location and book the venue. I’d really love to meet you guys in person.

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What is the best way to explain gaps in employment on your resume?

Career Copilot

What is the best way to explain gaps in employment on your resume? It depends on your situation and what you did while you were not employed. Not all resume gaps are indications of a poor job search. Sometimes there are legitimate reasons for breaks between jobs. For instance, during periods when there is an [.]. Resume career development resume advice

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ResumeBear: On Google+ Circle these Career Experts

Resume Bear

By Ritika Trikha, CareerBliss Writer. Think Google+ is lame? Think again. If your Google+ seems to lack that same oomph you get from logging onto Twitter or Facebook, you are likely not following the right people!

The Weirdest Interview Questions and How to Answer Them [Infographic]

The Undercover Recruiter

What are the weirdest interview questions you ever heard? Here’s a compilation from our great friends at Jobs Today including some good comebacks. Classic weird interview questions: How many times in one day do a clock’s hands overlap? Why are manhole covers round?

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Be a Leader at Work By Helping Others

Career Realism

FACT: The best answer lies within each of us. We simply need help sometimes drawing it out. When we remember this fact and act upon it as a leader , we shift the paradigm for how we help others solve problems. We also help them grow and build their self-confidence.

Is it 5:00 yet?

Ms. Career Girl

With 3 short months of summer in Chicago, staying focused while the sun is shining is getting more difficult by the day! I am trying REALLY hard to keep on task but sitting at a desk all day long in June is torture.

Slang HR Needs to Know: "PIVOT"

HR Capitalist

Here's a tech/silicon valley term HR pros need to know: "Pivot". Let's start with the definition of the type of pivot I'm talking about. . The Pivot - Sudden shift in strategy that turns a mediocre idea into a billion-dollar company.

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10 Future Proof Careers

Career Copilot

Choosing the right career is extremely important when hunting for jobs. These days the competition is so high that getting any job is very difficult, let alone one you really want. Job growth has also slowed considerably – that’s why it’s extremely important to find a career that has growth potential. So what are the [.]. Your Career careers job insight job market

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