January, 2017

3 Juicy Insider LinkedIn Personal Branding Tips

Executive Career Brand

I’ve been a LinkedIn member and professional LinkedIn profile writer for close to 10 years. I’ve not only learned how to help my clients leverage LinkedIn for job search, but also how to use it to build my personal brand and business. In fact, most of my clients find me through LinkedIn.

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Hey, Lady. You’re not Forgotten: the Importance of You

Ms. Career Girl

The post Hey, Lady. You’re not Forgotten: the Importance of You appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Do you know the safety drill of air stewards, “Put your mask on before assisting others”? When it comes to taking care of everyone else, have you forgotten about you?

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5 Ways Mentoring Others Add Career Value

Competitive Resumes

Our career paths have many twists and turns. One moment chaos and another, tranquility. It is a reminder of how far we come or fall short. Experience brings many points of contacts and many places we’ve been. When we began, we didn’t know where to start.

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Five Big Job Hunting Mistakes You’ll Want to Fix This New Year

Professional Resume Services

Executive resume writing services can help you avoid these costly mistakes. If you take the time to speak with any executive level job-seeker, you are likely going to hear a few words of wisdom about how to find the perfect executive position.

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Resumes need action language. This is how to get it.

Cube Rules

Writing resumes can be tough. There are so many rules. Most of the rules don’t mean much. But this one does: Use action verbs to describe your work. Most of the time, people put their job responsibilities on their resume.

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Your Job Search Letters with Wendy Enelow

Competitive Resumes

Modernize Your Job Search Letters, Get Noticed…Get Hired is a compilation of sample job search documents. I have a copy of my own and knew this was a must-have resource. Wendy Enelow (my guest this week), and co-founder Louis Kursmark published this book with 60 other presenters.

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Our Top Four Picks for the Best New Year’s Resolutions for Executive Job Hunters

Professional Resume Services

You can rely on our executive resume services to help you start the new year on the right foot! Did you know that more than 100 million people in America make New Year’s resolutions each year?

2017 181

How to use job descriptions to evaluate your resume

Cube Rules

Here is the frustrating question: “I need to redo my resume because I want a new job. What should I put in it?” ” It’s a frustrating question…because I can’t answer it. So, I ask questions.

2017 164

How to Build a Successful Career Map

Position Ignition

A career map is your lifeboat plan for if your career were to suddenly hit the rocks. The world of work has become so uncertain that you need to have a career map so you always know where you’re going in your professional life even if you’re unexpectedly forced to change direction.

2017 156

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 2

Executive Career Brand

How to Define Your Unique Personal Brand. and Make It Memorable. In Part 1 of this series, I covered: Personal Branding Hype and Myths vs. Reality. What Personal Branding Really Is. How Authentic Branding Makes You Stand Out. How Differentiation Wins Out Over Sameness.

2017 188

Tools to Change Your Financial Reality

Ms. Career Girl

The post Tools to Change Your Financial Reality appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Simone Milasas. Her bio follows. Valentine’s Day around the corner has lots of people evaluating their relationships. What’s working? What’s not?

2017 223

Bring Clarity Not Confusion to the Job Interview

Competitive Resumes

There is so much to say to remind you about interview strategy, and I would go mad in thinking of all of the ways. Since I have had some feedback from people who follow me and client questions, I will give it to you straight.

2017 194

Five Ways to Break the Ice at Networking Events

Professional Resume Services

An executive bio isn’t the only thing you’ll need to bring to a networking event! Here are some tips for making great connections. Networking events can be intimidating, especially if you are an introvert by nature.

2017 176

Beyond The Resume: What Makes You a Good Candidate

Cube Rules

You’re keenly aware of the competition out there. You have an impressive resume but so do other applicants. Step to the head of the line by knowing what catches a recruiter’s ears and eyes. Here’s how to be a standout candidate beyond your written credentials.

2017 158

A Basic Primer for Job Hunting from Ellen, Sheldon, Micheal Scott, and Robin Williams

Evil HR Lady

There are some basics of job hunting that we can all use. A local high school asked me to teach their 11th and 12th graders how to tackle their first job hunt. In order to keep it from being boring, I turned to that source of teen joy: YouTube.

2017 155

Executive Job Search Advice From the Experts

Executive Career Brand

I’m very flattered and grateful to be included among such heavy hitters in Career Sherpa’s (Hannah Morgan) “ 50+ Best Websites For Job Search 2017 “ WOW! What a valuable resource this list is!

2017 169

Knowing Your Legal Rights as an Intern

Ms. Career Girl

The post Knowing Your Legal Rights as an Intern appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Internships are a great way for high school or college students to get experience in their field before heading off into the workforce.

9 Ways to Keep Your Job Net-Working

Competitive Resumes

Job networking is difficult because people expect so much to the point where it’s expectations are unrealistic. Although referrals account for more than 60% of people finding jobs, networking is hard work. Not to mention there needs to be a mind shift in the way we use it.

2017 186

Don’t Blow Your Cover!: How to Juggle Your Current Job While Searching for a New One

Professional Resume Services

By teaming up with professional executive resume writers, you can avoid some of these common job search flubs. You can really put yourself in a good position by searching for a new job while you’re still employed—if you play your cards right.

2017 173

How to find business results for your resume accomplishments

Cube Rules

One of my most consistent resume themes is that your resume must show your accomplishments. Logical — but where do you find your accomplishments to put on your resume? This is a big deal to a lot of people. Defining an accomplishment is one thing.

The Worst Possible Job Descriptions

Evil HR Lady

The language used to describe something can make a huge difference in our perceptions. Writer and fitness expert James Fell posted a request to “ badly explain your profession” on his Facebook Page. He described his own profession as: “I make ‘eat less, move more’ really complicated.” ” His followers didn’t disappoint. Fell gave me permission to share some of the best bad descriptions.

2017 154

The Secret Weapon for Job-Winning Interviews

Executive Career Brand

I know. You think I’m going to tell you that the “secret weapon” is something like targeting. or personal brandin g. or proactive networking. or deep preparation. or even hiring a professional job search strategist. All of those are critical, but that’s not the secret weapon I want you to embrace.

2017 161

4 Things Happy People Do (& You Should Too)

Ms. Career Girl

The post 4 Things Happy People Do (& You Should Too) appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. On a scale of 1-10, how happy are you? If you gave yourself 10/10 then congratulations; you’re already at peak happiness and there’s not much this article can teach you.

2017 206

5 Reason Diversity Matters to Your Career

Competitive Resumes

When you’re searching for a career, touting your diversity is probably not the first thing that comes to mind.

Try These Unique Networking Methods!

Professional Resume Services

Proper LinkedIn profile development is just one great networking technique! Here are more. When it comes to networking, you don’t always have to step completely out of your shell to meet new people.

2017 164

Are remote workers happier than office employees?

Cube Rules

Take a survey of remote workers. Compare it to a survey of 200,000 office workers. See what it says. That’s the idea behind TINYpulse, an employee engagement company, surveying “509 U.S.

2017 141

Can’t Remember Anything? Blame Your Shared Office Space

Evil HR Lady

We are all about collaboration and teamwork (and let’s be honest) saving money, so open office plans are extremely popular. Your coworkers are always available to share ideas, and in the case of a hotdesking environment, you can easily move to sit next to someone who can help you with your current project. And yet, lots of us hate it. And it turns out that we’re not just whiners. There are serious downsides to the open office.

2017 154

The Personal Branding Manifesto for Executive Job Search – Part 3

Executive Career Brand

Mind Your Online Reputation: The Personal Branding Social Proof Paradigm. Check out the first two parts in this series: Part 1 – What Personal Branding Is and Is NOT, and How Personal Branding Makes You Stand Out. Part 2 – How to Define Your Unique Personal Brand and Make It Memorable.

2017 151

Negotiation Tips and Hacks You Need To Know

Ms. Career Girl

The post Negotiation Tips and Hacks You Need To Know appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The following is a guest post by Jack Simony & Tanna Bogursky. Bios follow. According to the World Economic Forum, negotiation will be one of the top ten skills required for success in 2020.

2017 198

How to Get a Great Career Start with Janine Truitt and Chris Fields

Competitive Resumes

Very few job seekers who are students, graduates, careerists, or career-changers get a great career start. This episode will be an exception as we dive deep in getting a great start or rebooting your career.

2017 182

Some Important Things to Consider When Changing Careers

Professional Resume Services

On top of revamping your executive LinkedIn profile, you’ll also want to consider these elements as you switch careers. Most people have considered changing jobs or careers at least one time during their life, no matter how many years of experience they have.

2017 158

5 ways to add to your job skills – without going back to school

Cube Rules

Adding job skills to your toolset may be much easier than you think. Achieving new job skills without heading back to the classroom, saving you time and money. For many professionals currently in the workforce, getting time off to expand the ever-important toolset can be challenging.

2017 141

Swiss Saturday: Parent Teacher Conferences

Evil HR Lady

Just because I’ve done two Swiss Saturdays in a row don’t take that as a promise that I’ll continue. This week I met with my son (grade 3) and his teachers for a parent-teacher-student conference. As a side note, I hate bringing my kids to these meetings (the international school does it this way as well) because I want to be able to hear about any real struggles he might be having rather than trying to remain positive about everything.

2017 151

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“You teach people how to treat you by what you allow, what you stop, and what you reinforce.” ” – Tony Gaskins. This notion is oh–so–true in so much of life. But can you really stop someone at work from treating your unfairly, abusively, disrespectfully or dishonestly?

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