Sat.Apr 07, 2012 - Fri.Apr 13, 2012

How to Make a Splash in a Competitive Job Market

Career Copilot

How to Make a Splash in a Competitive Job Market With so many qualified people looking for work, it can be tough to stand out from the pile of resumes stacked high on a potential employer’s desk. To say the least, competition is stiff and those looking to land a good career need to stand out from the pack. Does your resume stand out? There [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. job hunting economy interview tips job market job search strategy resume advice unemploymen

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ResumeBear Hits USA Today: Four online tools for navigating the job market

Resume Bear

Since the beginning of April, many of us, especially seniors, have been wondering where the semester has gone. Summer is right around the corner, but an even greater event is looming for all of us fourth years: graduation.

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Top 100 Most Powerful Resume Words

Career Realism

In today’s society your resume is the most important document you have to get yourself an interview. Including power resume words will increase your chance of getting hired by 80%!

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Three Ways to Defeat a Bad Attitude

The Job Quest

My friend and fellow career pro Julie Walraven has written many posts on attitude and how one’s attitude can help or harm a job search.

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When to leave grad school off your resume

Penelope Trunk

I have been railing against grad school for a long time, and I’m starting to believe that you should leave grad school off your resume if you are not working in the field you studied. Here are five reasons why putting grad school on your resume makes you look bad.

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The career passion myth and how it derails you

Penelope Trunk

You do not need to have a life full of passion. What is that life, anyway? You probably don’t even know what passion is. But if you really thought about what you were aiming for when you talk about passion and careers, eventually you’d get to the idea of engagement.

ResumeBear: 10 Industries Most in Need of Skilled Workers

Resume Bear

While the job market is making a recovery, it’s still hard to find a job in many cities in America, especially for new college grads who have little experience. Yet not all industries have been hit hard by the recession.

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What to Say in Your Thank You Letter Besides, ‘Thank You’

Career Realism

Have you ever felt frustrated after an interview? Sure you have! I know you’ve mentally gone over your interview answers and… you remember what you DID NOT say and you realize you missed an opportunity to REINFORCE your candidacy. Well, this is why you write a strategic thank you letter.

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Get Hired! What Everyone Wants Is A Good Job

Corn on the Job

Tony Morrison is the Vice President of Business Development at Cac hinko , a unique professional community where social networking and job opportunities come together. His roles include sales, marketing, and business development.

5 Advantages of Using Online Recruitment

Career Copilot

5 Advantages of Using Online Recruitment Online recruitment is defined as utilizing the Internet as a means of matching job seekers and the companies looking to hire them and technology has evolved to a point where companies can also track candidates as they move through the recruitment process. 5 Advantages of Online Recruitment Wider Footprint By posting your job vacancies online [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. Your Career

ResumeBear: Signs an Employee is Job Hunting, Don’t get Caught!

Resume Bear

Job hunting in the workplace is always a risky business and, unless you’re being right-sized out of your present job, should be done only on your own time.

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Be Optimistic, it Builds Your Self-Confidence

Career Realism

Success Tweet : Choose optimism. It builds your confidence. Believe today will be better than yesterday, and tomorrow will be better yet. I’m a big believer in the power of optimism. I think it is the foundation of all self-confidence. You can’t be self-confident if you’re not optimistic.

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Why You Should Be Job Hunting – Even If You Already Have a Job

Professional Resume Services

Many people feel that consulting job hunting resources and looking for a new job are things that only people who are unemployed should be doing.

Will You Be Shut Out of Popular Education and Career Choices? 3 Tips for Career Planning Success

Career Key

When changing careers or choosing a career , you may be considering a career option in which many people are interested. What if a required education program has too many applicants, a lot of prerequisites, or is just very selective? Competition to get into some education programs required forin-demand careers can be stiff. Funding is being cut for community colleges and public universities, makingthe situation worse.

Social media transforms the job search, recruitment landscape

Resume Bear

By Pedram Tabibi. Recently I read an interesting article about whether Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn can really help people find a job. The article noted how nowadays, a college degree and even years of experience do not necessarily translate into a good job.

Passed Over for the Job: How to Deal

Career Realism

On a recent free coaching call , I heard from a loyal blog reader who was feeling distraught. In a nutshell, her situation was this: “After interviewing for almost six months, she thought it as a ‘sure thing’ she’d be offered a new position in her department.

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How to Succeed in your First Management Job

Position Ignition

Many MBA graduates go on to be managers, making the most of all the business, administrative and organisational skills they consolidated and built upon during their degree. However, no matter how well an MBA course equips you for a management career, the practical reality of management can often be very different from the theory.

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Why Employers Don’t Hire Veterans


VOTC, WOTC, & The American Jobs Act. If you are a HR professional, or responsible for hiring at your organization, chances are that you are familiar with WOTC or the Work Opportunity Tax Credit.

Overlooked E-mail Etiquette Tips Every Young Worker Should Know

Resume Bear

You’ve got mail. Welcome to the working world, youngsters. Chances are you’ve been e-mailing since the early years of AOL, but what do you know about work e-mails?

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How to Sell Yourself and Get Hired

Career Realism

Hello? Is it me you are looking for? Looking for work when you don’t have a job can be incredibly lonely and unrewarding. Many employers don’t send acknowledgement notices via mail, e-mail, fax or phone like they did in the good ole days.

Who Should You Choose as a Reference?

Professional Resume Services

While references are not generally included on your resume anymore, the truth is that before you are given any job vacancy you will usually be asked to provide references to speak on your behalf.

WINNER TAKES ALL: Supreme Court to Determine if Pharma Reps Should Be Classified as "Exempt".

HR Capitalist

They call it the Supreme Court for a reason, right? It's supreme. It's the "decider". And the Supreme Court has one coming up that all of you should be interested in.

Employers Blocking Employees from Social Media Access

Resume Bear

It’s not that I find the pain of employees funny, but the shortsightedness of companies in their efforts to ignore new technologies always makes me wonder what they are thinking.

What to Do When You Hate Your Job

Career Realism

If you’re not happy with your current job or the people you work with, don’t put up with it! Begin to look for something else because you don’t deserve or need to be unhappy at the workplace.

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Should I ask my company to reconsider interviewing me for an internal promotion?

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb, I'm hoping you can give me some career advice. I'm an accountant in a large company and I was just rejected for an interview with my current employer for an advanced position. I'd really like them to reconsider interviewing me.

The Top 5 Reasons You Hire Externally Instead of Promoting From Within.

HR Capitalist

You hire externally instead of promoting from within a lot. Here's my top 5 reasons why that happens: 1. Development of Internal Talent for the next step is HARD. 1 + you have a business to run. It's hard to find time to develop talent. 1 + the Internal Talent doesn't know what it wants. You need some fresh ideas. Things feel stale, and it's a great way to shake things up. Did I mention development of Internal Talent for the next step is HARD? Too bad, it's big enough I'll list it again. .

HR: Where the Innovation Happens


HR Technology and Innovation. I believe we are sitting squarely at a cross roads for the industry that is HR. We, the collective thought leaders, idea generators, and technology developers have been needed more than never before.

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Should I Remove My Volunteer Work from My Resume?

Career Realism

Dear J.T. & & Dale: In June of 2010, my company notified me that I was being laid off. We wanted to move cross-country, so I decided not to look for another job. Instead, I decided to do some volunteer work at the local VA hospital. I did this until we moved.

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6 Ways to Fix Resume Formatting Mistakes and Save Space

Career Solvers

Creating a resume where all the content lays out on the page in a way that is easy to read and visually appealing can be challenging.

INFOGRAPHIC: How Can Facebook and LinkedIn Get You a New Job?

The Undercover Recruiter

Facebook and LinkedIn are great places to find your next job, more so than you would think. Recruiters use social networks to post jobs, to source for candidates and to network with talent. Research shows that nearly 75% of companies check out potential candidates on social networks.

Social Network Drives Workplace Innovation & Productivity


Corporate Social Media as Collaboration Alternative. Companies are challenged to create and execute a strategy to facilitate knowledge sharing across the enterprise. Email, a 50-year old technology, is a one-way communication tool and an inefficient way to collaborate.

Graduating? How to Find a Job

Career Realism

Don’t despair! Just because there is doom and gloom in the world does not mean businesses are not hiring. It does however mean competition for the job you are searching for is even more competitive than ever. So how do you get a step ahead of your competition?

Should a Low Credit Rating Jinx a Job Offer?


I was a bit surprised when a friend told me that companies routinely check your credit history when you apply for a job and are a promising candidate. That’s a new a wrinkle to me, but I’ve been self-employed for years. Why would a low credit rating be relevant to a potential employer?

Résumé Help: Career Change Strategy

Careers Done Write

Anna is aiming to shift from an analyst role to that of a corporate diversity program director. She has attempted to make this change by copying and pasting the job posting content into her summary.