April, 2015

7 Plus Things You Don’t Want on Your Resume

Career Alley

You’ve heard the saying “You never get a second chance to make a first impression” and your resume is a perfect example of this. Your resume is your first point of contact with hiring managers and recruiters. If you want the interview and ultimately the job, you will need to ensure that your resume is perfect. With all of the competition in today’s job market, anything less that perfection is likely to get your resume tossed.

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Do You Need a Degree to be Hired to Develop Software?

Hiring Technical People

I retweeted a link to Here’s a Thing: There’s No Correlation Between a College Degree and Coding Ability. I was a bit surprised by some of the reactions to that link. One colleague said, “I question whether people who wait until a college assignment to learn to code have the same obsessive interest in the topic.” ” I was quite surprised. Back when I went to college, people didn’t have access to computers except in school.

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How Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Impacts Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

You’re probably aware that, when you’re job-hunting, you need to have a diverse, personal brand-reinforcing online presence , to attract recruiters and employers, when they’re searching for and assessing good-fit candidates. Any content about you that you want them to find needs to be easy for them to find. That means that the content must be easily accessible to them, when they search relevant key words and phrases on Google, Bing, LinkedIn, etc.

10 Ways To Make Moving Organized and Meaningful

Ms. Career Girl

The post 10 Ways To Make Moving Organized and Meaningful appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. I love moving. I know, the day of is a sweaty, chaotic, stressful cluster, but…I totally dig it. When my landlord called me and told me that she was selling her condo and wanted to offer me first dibs, I (thought about it and then called her back and) said no, thank you. I don’t want to buy a downtown condo. I want to buy a house with a HUGE yard so I can run and play. But not right this second.

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5 signals to make a career change

Cube Rules

Do you seem to have a perpetual cold? Do you avoid thinking about where you’ll be in five years – because you know it will be at the same desk? Do you avoid parties because of the dreaded “so… what do you do?” question? If so, it’s time to take a look at your career […]. Job Performance career change job performance

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Why Isn’t It Cheating To Hire A Professional Resume Writer?

Professional Resume Services

When someone hires a professional resume writer, they are paying for the skills that writer has, providing the facts that the resume contains, and collaborating to present their own qualifications for a particular job in an accurate light. Let’s look at these points a little closer: Paying For Skills. In today’s job market the resume needs to pass through many filters before the person deciding on interviews even sees it.

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Job Loss – A Day in the Life of a Job Search Fanatic

Career Alley

Okay, so you lost your job. Maybe you knew it was going to happen and you weren’t surprised, maybe you had no clue and it was a total shock. However you got here, the truth is you are out of work and it’s time to start your job search. If you’re thinking you need a break before you begin your job search in earnest, take two or three days (no more) and then get to work on your job search (because your current jo is to find a job). So what’s going through your mind?

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How to Build Personal Brand Content for Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Personal branding for job search is a method to differentiate the good-fit qualities and value you offer your target employers over those competing against you, by aligning your key areas of expertise, driving strengths, passions, and relevant personal attributes with your target employers current needs.

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What’s Your Purpose?

Ms. Career Girl

The post What’s Your Purpose? appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. For years everyone has talked about passion. What gets you going? What stokes your fire? What moves you? But passion is only part of the picture. Passion is your drive. Pair passion with what you’re good at ( vocation ), your dream job ( profession ), and calling ( mission ), and you’ve found your purpose. What is purpose? Purpose is your reason for existing.

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3 ways your outstanding resume won’t secure the job interview

Cube Rules

You spend a great deal of time perfecting your resume. You follow all of a pundit’s advice — including mine. You post that outstanding resume onto the right job boards. And yet, all you hear back is crickets. Don’t be surprised. Or disappointed. You see, even if you have a perfect resume — even one […]. Job Search Resume Resume Tips

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How Lying on a Resume Cost These 5 Executives Big Time

Professional Resume Services

Lying on your resume has always been taboo, but it’s a tempting prospect given the fact no one is going to check up on every little detail you claim. However, when you are putting together your executive resume bio, it’s critical to make sure every piece of information is irrefutable. Learning how resume lies have cost some executives at major companies will help you realize the importance of honesty when using an executive resume service. Scott Thompson of Yahoo.

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12 Job Search Tips & Tricks

Career Alley

The job market has improved lots since 2008, but it is still difficult to find a job. Plenty of supply (as in candidates), just not enough demand (as in jobs). If you have been looking for a job for more than three months, then tips and tricks listed below could certainly help you find that job. There are some basic tricks like, updating your profile on LinkedIn or any of the job search engines. This immediately puts you at the top of the list for recruiters (both from companies or from agencies.

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Women in Technology - Part 3

Careers Done Write

And the third and final post in our Women in Tech mini-series. Today''s guest blog comes from Amanda Augustine, Career Management Expert at TheLadders. Thanks Amanda! Compared to their male counterparts, women often face a steeper climb up the corporate ladder. However, there are some simple steps they can take to improve their chances of landing those promotions and advancing their careers. Actively seek out mentors and advocates.

Think Like an Executive Resume Branding Pro – 10 Resume Do’s and Don’ts

Executive Career Brand

Part 5 – Insider Executive Resume Tips To Capture Attention and Land Interviews. Have you ever wondered how a professional executive resume writer knows what to include in their clients’ resumes, what to exclude, and how to position the right information, in the right ways? This 5-part series will help you understand how to create an interview-generating, brand-reinforcing executive resume.

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Student Loans: What Are Your Rights As a Borrower?

Ms. Career Girl

The post Student Loans: What Are Your Rights As a Borrower? appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. I’ve got not one, but two master’s degrees. Yep, that’s right. Not only did I spend extra time in the classroom and completing field internships, I’ve got the pieces of paper to prove it. And now, five years later, I’m still dealing with the massive mountain of federal student loans I took out to cover the costs of these degrees. Don’t get me wrong, I love going to school.

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How to Open Up All Corners of Your Soul by Hiring the Right Resume Writer

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Choosing a resume strategist with whom to partner is no easy task. Ask anyone who has ever gone from self-sufficient executive to incredulous career student, the path to the right writer often is not simple. Today’s post is a side-by-side comparison of the differences between What We (CareerTrend) Do Vs. What Others […]. The post How to Open Up All Corners of Your Soul by Hiring the Right Resume Writer appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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What Not to Include on Your C-Level Resume

Professional Resume Services

Building resumes that get you hired can feel like an insurmountable task. It can be difficult to determine which information is essential and what is better left unsaid. Below are some resume “don’ts”: Objective. If you look at resume examples for lower level jobs, you will see an objective line at the top that details the goals of the individual. When it comes to executive level resumes, however, this section is unnecessary. Applying for the job indicates your goal.

2015 168

Reviews – The 5 Job Search Books You Should Read

Career Alley

Resumes are probably the most important document you will ever have in your career (short of a million dollar contract). It’s difficult writing a great resume, and we can all use help creating our resume. Knowing which resume formats to use, leveraging keywords, etc. All of that is very helpful and can help us fast track the job search process. There must be hundreds of “how to write a resume” books out there, which are the best ones to use?

2015 248

LinkedIn Headlines That Grab Readers

Careers Done Write

The smallest part of the LinkedIn profile is perhaps the biggest challenge for most people. What magical 120 characters will do the trick? You probably have seen ridiculous profiles that tell you nothing substantial about the person. Then there are those individuals that simply skip the headline, possibly out of frustration. Let’s break down the headline and help alleviate your frustrations so you can write a headline that grabs readers. Purpose of the Headline.

2015 165

Think Like an Executive Resume Branding Pro – Write Your Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

Part 4 – Pulling it All Together to Write Your Personally Branded Executive Resume. If you’ve read the first 3 parts of this 5-part series, you should be well on your way with the information-mining process to create your executive resume. Today, I’ll show you how to strategize all the information you’ve amassed, pare down and pull out the pieces that will most resonate with your target employers, and actually compose your executive resume.

2015 168

Simple Ways to Brighten a Hectic Work Week

Ms. Career Girl

The post Simple Ways to Brighten a Hectic Work Week appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. We all have those weeks that we dread. When it seems like every possible project, meeting, and deadline just happens to fall during the same five-day work period and our schedules are filled with barely any free time to spare. So what are some ways to keep yourself energized and thinking positive during this stressful time?

2015 188

The Value of an Imperfect, but Meaningful Job Search

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter While job search and career management are replete with protocol and processes that should be respected and acted upon, it is not necessary to (always) behave perfectly to land a new job or advance your career within your current organization. The fear and anxiety often associated with job search is natural and […]. The post The Value of an Imperfect, but Meaningful Job Search appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

2015 163

We Continue to Miss the Texting Opportunity In HR.

The HR Capitalist

HR’s never been accused of being on the bleeding edge, and any type of social media or communications usually finds HR pros trailing the pack. Take social media as an example. Lots of potholes. Full of traps. No wonder you didn’t try harder to get in the game and use it for communications, engagement, recruiting and more. Of course, all the challenges can be overcome by using a smart approach to social media, but I’ll give you a pass.

2015 144

5 Reasons Why Continuing Education Will Boost Your Career

Career Alley

For certain career choices, continuing education may not necessarily be a requirement, but it can certainly be a smart investment. Post-secondary education is a term that is commonly used and it generally refers to: Credit courses that you can take to earn your degree. Career training that does not necessarily provide a degree. Workforce training (training within your field of work). Self-directed learning that can include your own research projects, and/or joining community groups.

2015 239

Resume Help: How Blatant Errors Can Cost You the Job

Careers Done Write

Today’s candidate has been sending a resume to dozens of potential employers with no response. He asked me to review his resume and offer suggestions for improvement. Not everyone is an eagle eye when it comes to proofreading documents. Perhaps this candidate has spent so much time on his document that he is overlooking errors that someone else will see immediately. Or, maybe he needs a little support in the spelling and grammar department.

2015 148

How to read a job offer

Cube Rules

Graduating from college calls for a big celebration, but there’s not much time to let loose before having to officially start the job hunt. It’s a frightening crossroads that is inevitable for most. There will be long nights of filling out applications, followed by grueling follow up emails, phone calls and, if you’re lucky, interviews. […]. Job Search job interview job offer

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Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience

Ms. Career Girl

The post Marketing Your Study Abroad Experience appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The Internet is full of testimonials from students who have enrolled in coursework abroad and came away from the experience not only with broader perspectives, but also with marketable skills. Keep reading to learn about some of the perks of studying away from home and get pointers on how to use them when speaking to a potential employer. Improve Your Foreign Language Skills.

2015 187

9 Ways to Show You’re Ready for Promotion

Position Ignition

If you want to climb up the career ladder, it’s not enough to just sit around waiting for someone to hand you a promotion. Nor can you march into your boss’ office and demand that you be promoted and given a pay rise. You have to demonstrate you’re promotion material. There are many ways to do this, the best of which we’ve listed below. Career Development

2015 190

CHART ART: This Picture Says If You Want a Good Raise, Get Another Job.

The HR Capitalist

Take a look at this one: The analysis that I have on this one is pretty simple. Look at the chart and you can only come to one conclusion - broadly, there is no such thing as "pay for performance". For supervisors or normal worker alike. Interesting to see that worker pay spiked post-recession but managers continued to decline. But I digress. For the most part, employees have to change companies to get a big raise. That remains true.

2015 128

Career Success, the Hardest Part is Getting Started

Career Alley

Every day we have a ton of ideas. Ways to improve how we store our pots and pans, maybe how to shave a few minutes off our daily commute or even how we could improve the terrible food they serve on airplanes. We’re all little idea machines, constantly innovating, improving our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

2015 239

Relocating for a Spouse

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: I am leaving a job and relocating to a new state because my husband has a new job. What do I write on my resume and LinkedIn profile? Does it make me seem less professional to leave for my husband’s opportunity? Thank you, Indira. Dear Indira: It is very common for someone to leave a job to relocate due to a spouse’s job. It does not make you less professional to leave your job for your husband’s opportunity.

2015 144

12 Best Job Search Engines and Aggregators

Workology

Like what you see? Check out my recent article on the best niche job boards? Click here. . I think it is pretty safe to assume that we all know what a job search engine is. However, it seems that it is less common to know what a job aggregator is. In all actuality they are essentially the same thing.

5 Roadblocks for Career Changers to Overcome

Ms. Career Girl

The post 5 Roadblocks for Career Changers to Overcome appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. You’ve been working in your career for what feels like forever. And truth be told, you’re itching for a career change. But myriad thoughts and fears are preventing you from taking that next step. While you might face some bumps in the road as you make the transition from your old career to your new one, there’s nothing that you can’t do.

2015 183

Attachment Styles & Incivility at Work

WorkEngagement

I recently published the article, “ Attachment styles at work: Measurement, collegial relationships, and burnout ,” with Arla Day and Lisa Price to present a new measure of adult attachment styles with specific reference to social relationships at work. It is available as a free download from the Burnout Research journal site. The big question I am pursuing with this concept is how to explain the wide range of reactions people have to an identical social setting.

2015 127

Saying "No" Helps Train the Recipient What "Yes" Looks Like.

The HR Capitalist

If there''s a big problem in corporate America, it''s that we say "Yes" too much at times. Yes to that request. Yes, I can help you. Yes, I''d be happy to be part of your project team. Yes, your response to my request is fine. There''s a whole lot of yes going around. The problem? Only about 1/2 of the "yes" responses are followed up with action that is representative of all of us living up to the commitment we made. That''s why you need to say "no" more.

2015 127

5 Tips to Maximize Your Job Offer

Career Alley

You’ve sent countless resumes, spoken with too many recruiters and have had your fair share of interviews. Now you have a job offer, but do you know what you’re worth and do you have a “bottom line”? You need to know both, what you are worth in the current job market (please see my post Are you paid what you’re worth? )

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Resume Help: Showing Skills & Education

Careers Done Write

Today’s candidate has the skills and education required to excel in a graphic design career. His resume is holding him back for several reasons. All of the items can be easily corrected. Always use the actual name of the certificate or degree. Instead of saying vocational certificate, state the actual program, such as “Certificate: Graphic Design.” ” For degrees, it is better to spell out the degree so that it is a hit for keyword searches.

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