January, 2012

5 Tips from a LinkedIn Jedi

Resume Bear

The man who wrote the book on LinkedIn shares his secrets to becoming an expert social networker. David Gowel has made many career transitions: from civilian to military, from military to academic, and finally from academic to entrepreneurship.

5 quick and easy tips for job hunters

Career Copilot

5 quick and easy tips for job hunters Let me start by saying it is not quick or easy to find a new job. Quite the opposite in fact. Job hunting takes patience and perseverance. I often tell job seekers that is important to continuously move the needle each day and make sure you continue to move forward. Far too many people post [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. Career Development job hunting

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The Lazy C-level Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

So you’re suddenly in an executive job search or planning one – by choice or by circumstance. Things look different out there than they did the last time you were seeking a new opportunity, don’t they?

A Sure Way to Fail: Being Ms. Independent

Ms. Career Girl

I must have spent days upon days in my cubicle dreaming I could be self-employed and working from my adorable home office. I wanted independence. I did not want to have to rely on other people so much to make a living. Now I AM self-employed. My home office is NOT adorable.

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With Accomplishments, Bigger Isn’t Always Better

The Job Quest

In my last post , I talked about the importance of using numbers on a résumé or cover letter. Now does that mean that you should always be looking for accomplishments that have big numbers attached to them? Not at all.

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5 Steps to Make Lasting Connections With Recruiters on Twitter

Corn on the Job

When it comes to making connections with recruiters through social media channels, the line between annoying and impressing is very thin. Today I want to look at Twitter specifically, and provide a few steps for you to not only reach recruiters, but also get on their radar.

New Year Resolutions Professionals SHOULD Make

Ms. Career Girl

What resolutions should you be making in the new year? When the calendar flipped to 2012, it ushered in a new year of potential and possibilities. As a job seeker looking to take the next step in your career, now is the time to make a resolution to turn the new year into a successful one.

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On Your Résumé and Cover Letter, Numbers Matter

The Job Quest

I wanted to share with you some statistics from activity on my blog over the past couple months: Blog posts consistently in the top ten for the day: The #1 Thing You Need to Do to Avoid Landing a Bad Job. Three Ways to Add Value to a Company before Getting Hired. 5 Ways to Add Value to Your Employer.

10 realistic New Year resolutions for job seekers

Mildred Talabi

Okay, so New Year resolutions are a little played out – everyone’s making them, everyone’s talking about them, and until the end of January everyone…well, most people…will be keeping them so they certainly won’t be going away any time soon.

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How to Practice Social Media Etiquette

Resume Bear

Are there really rules for etiquette on social media? As children we are all usually told to mind our P’s & Q’s. Etiquette is crucial whether its online, offline or otherwise – and very little changes throughout our lives.

15 Conversation Starters That Make Networking Events Great


Beat the biggest problem people have with networking events. Some ideas on how to break the ice at your next networking event or just on the street.

Possibly The Worst Cover Letter Ever (Must See)

Corn on the Job

There’s no other way to title a post like this.

4 Non-Scheming Steps to Help Advance Your Career

Cube Rules

photo credit: phill.d. When searching for the best ways to advance in your current job, you’re likely to come across plenty of books and articles that advocate scheming and shortcuts to make it to the top more quickly.

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How to Defeat a Non-Compete Ten Effective Defenses

Sklover Working Wisdom

“In great straits, when hope is small, the boldest counsels are the safest.”. - Livy (Roman Historian, 59 BC – AD 17). ACTUAL CASE HISTORY* : Morgan, 44, had worked in the office furnishings business for over 19 years. From his first, entry-level job as an office assistant shortly after college, over time Morgan had risen to become a leading wholesale distribution agent for a top-tier manufacturer. .

How to have faith in yourself

Penelope Trunk

Sunday nights at our house are dinner with me, the kids, the Farmer and the Ex. They are always fun dinners, and I always feel very lucky for that. My six-year-old talked about his new baby cousin, Eva. "She "She has a terrible name," he said, "for Pig Latin. Its Vaeay.

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Ways to Spot a Job Scam

Resume Bear

For the unemployed, job scams are like a kick in the shins when you’re already down. Unfortunately, with thousands of resumes posted on job boards, chances are scammers will get a hold of your information from time to time. It’s bound to happen — but don’t let it get you down.

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The Right Way to Connect Your Twitter and LinkedIn Profiles

The Job Quest

Have you connected your LinkedIn and Twitter profiles yet? If you’ve been on social media for a while, I’m sure you have. But this is a topic that’s worth repeating.

Ten Things Job Seekers Must Do in 2012

Corn on the Job

Yesterday I read a post over on Life Without Pants that provided some much needed inspiration for today’s COTJ piece. The post is titled, “ 10 Things You Must Do to Make 2012 The Best Year Ever “ Go now or later, but definitely stop by and read it.

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5 Key Elements of a Strong Online Personal Brand

Executive Career Brand

5 Key Elements of a Strong Online Personal Brand is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Do you want to increase your chances to be found by executive recruiters and your target employers? What job seeker doesn’t?

How To Be Happy: 10 Timeless Principles for Lasting Happiness

Personal Excellence Blog

Quick announcement : Our LA meet-up for PE readers is ON , and it’ll be this Saturday, Jan 14, 1:30pm at Sage Organic Vegan Bistro! We’re expecting a big turnout for the meet-up this time (16 people so far)! For those of you in west coast / Los Angeles, I want to meet you!

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5 Ideas that will influence 2012

Penelope Trunk

If I look back on my blog, I can see that each year there were one or two ideas that just blew me away and ended up dominating my thinking.

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Employers: Ignoring Job Candidates Impacts Your Brand

Resume Bear

Job candidates already know the importance of following up in the hiring process – but how often to do companies take out the time to do the same to their job applicants?

Is Your Job Secure?

Professional Resume Services

There are layoffs happening at your company. Are your skills going to be able to weather the storm? How secure is your position within the company? There are some things you can do to ensure your place with the company. It all comes down to profitability for the company. Is the department you work in

5 Things to Consider When Writing Your Resume

Corn on the Job

Hank Clark is a master’s level career counselor. He is internationally certified as a Career Management Practitioner (CMP) by the Institute for Career Certification International and has been recognized as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors.

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3 Great Activities to Keep Your Job Search Moving – And They’re Not Job Search Related!

Career Realism

Sometimes job searches can wear on a person’s motivation to keep moving forward, especially if the search has lasted for weeks or months. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Job Search advice career expert job search

11 Reasons You Are Fat (And Will Continue To Be)

Personal Excellence Blog

Being in United States, I noticed how people here can get quite large in size.

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How to manage a career in 2012

Penelope Trunk

I have never been great at picking my own clothes. I’m great at interior design, but I have a blind spot for clothes. So I email Melissa photos of my outfits, and she uses her photographic memory of my closet to edit my outfits. When I sent her this photo, she said: “What is this?”.

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Emails That Could Get You FIRED!

Resume Bear

For better or for worse, email is increasingly the way many Americans communicate in this technological era.

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Keep Smiling!

The Job Quest

I came across an interesting article on the benefits of smiling. It listed 15 reasons why smiling is good for you. Here’s a few of them that apply to job hunting: “Smiling makes us attractive.” ” Put yourself in the shoes of an interviewer for a moment.

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Why You May Not Be Getting Any Interviews

Professional Resume Services

If you are not getting calls for interviews, you may need to review the documents and information employers are receiving from you. Those things are what employers are basing their decisions upon regarding which candidates they will hire. Usually, if you are not getting interviews, there are red flags deterring employers from considering you. These

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How to Beat the Interview Jitters

Career Realism

It is totally normal, and expected, to be a little nervous as you go into a job interview. The best way to handle these nerves is to be prepared. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Interviewing advice career expert interview job search

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12 Reasons to Take Unpaid Internships

Corn on the Job

Do you want to know who was heavily against unpaid internships in 2008? Oh, that would be me. And what do I mean by, ‘heavily’? I guess I mean that I flew across the country to San Francisco just to inform certain department managers that interns were to be compensated for their work.

Your Professionally Written Resume is Tax Deductible

Resume to Referral

Gearing up to file your tax returns? So are millions of other Americans by seeking out tax preparation services, or the alternative, a tax software. Oddly we go from the cheer of the holidays, landing face first into one of the most stressful times for all of us: tax season. Before filing your tax returns

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Use Your Social Media Profile to Your Advantage: Your Boss could be Watching

Resume Bear

With social media becoming more a part of everyday life, applicants on the hunt for new jobs should look at sites like LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and even the newly launched Google+ as potential deal breakers when it comes to getting an offer.