Sat.Apr 21, 2012 - Fri.Apr 27, 2012

Take Advantage of Social Media! How to Find a Job on Twitter

Resume Bear

These days there’s no lack of job searching sources online. Unfortunately, many of these sites become cluttered with traffic and don’t allow for a personal connect between you and the company.

The 6-second resume scan is hogwash

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Hat tip to Dawn Lennon and Dawn Bugni for unwittingly spurring me (via our chat over at Google Plus) to write this post discussing a recent survey on resumes. I admit to being highly concerned about TheLadders’ survey and the sweeping comments encouraging ‘minimalist’ resumes, asserting that resumes are only reviewed for [.] No related posts.

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Land that Job with These 5 Resume Tips

Career Copilot

Even if you don’t plan on working while you are in college, you should have a good resume prepared. When you have a resume on hand, you will be prepared for any great opportunities that come your way. This may include assistantships, fellowships, internships, and jobs. In addition, by getting your basic resume together while [.]. Your Career jobs Resume resume advice resume writing resume writing tips tips

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5 Ways a Personal Blog Can Boost Your Career


When I first graduated from business school, I leveraged our school's alumni network to seek advice on securing my first job. One successful businessperson I spoke to advised that starting a blog would be one of the best things I could do to advance in my career.

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Become a Thought Leader in Your Industry: The Power of Social Media

Resume Bear

Social Media has become one of the most powerful influences on the global society to-date. It is an amazing prospect when you consider that everyday members of society are considered just as and sometimes even more inspirational than magnates of any industry.

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Signs there is an Office Bully in Your Midst

Resume Bear

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries reports that 47 million American workers (around 46%) say they’ve personally contended with workplace bullying within the previous year; 15 million (13%) suffered from it at least once weekly.

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Why You Shouldn’t Exaggerate on Your Resume

Career Realism

As a professional and accredited resume writer, I often speak before groups of other resume writers and give advice to many job hunters. I always caution people against exaggerating on resumes.

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Talent Circles: Talent Networks Done Right


Talent Network vs. Online Social Network. My philosophy on building any type of community and relationships online is simple, “Go where the people are,” which is why I’m an advocate of online social networks like Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to engage a target audience.

How Do Employers Review Resumes?

Career Rocketeer

Every job seeker would like to believe that when they send a resume to an employer, there is someone on the receiving end that reads the entire document word for word, thinking… “How can we best use this person in our organization?” The reality, however, is that your resume will most likely never be read in its entirety and [.]. Resumes SEO1

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ResumeBear: 8 Great Careers for Older Workers

Resume Bear

If you are 55 or older and considering a change of career, we won’t waste your time suggesting you look into greeting customers at Walmart or taking drive-thru orders at McDonald’s.

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3 Steps to Move Ahead in Your Entertainment Career

Career Realism

To create movement in your career , you have to generate a lot of energy. Sometimes you can get stagnant, out of practice at making things happen. Here is a simple five-minute/three-step way to get back on track: 1. Review your entertainment career goals to make sure they are clear and up-to-date.

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Things to Leave Off a Resume


Most people get so wrapped up in what they should be putting on their resume that they don’t think about the things that should be left off. This is similar to preparing for an interview.

Self-Google or Doom Your Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Right before I speak with potential clients for the first time, I Google their names. This is exactly what many hiring professionals and executive recruiters do when they’re assessing candidates. What I typically find is a very meager online footprint, with very little social networking.

ResumeBear: Professional Development, How to Do It and Why

Resume Bear

In an unsettling job market, professional development is critical to boosting your resume and becoming more marketable.

Questions Employers Ask in an Interview

Career Realism

With the current economic climate and changing job market , employers have now started to alter the types of questions they ask in interviews.

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The Psychology of Job Interviews: How To Prepare Mentally

The Undercover Recruiter

Tweet. Preparing for a job interview in any circumstance requires a lot of foresight and forward thinking; many care free applicants have taken the liberty of turning up to an arranged interview without a pre-set ‘game plan’ and failed miserably when questions or tasks arise that they did not expect.

When you’re in a funk…

Ms. Career Girl

What do you do when you’re in a funk? Given my February and March, this past week was by no stretch of the imagination, a terrible week. But it wasn’t a good one either. I felt stressed about life and work and usually I handle stress pretty well.

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25 Fun & Informative Hashtags for Lifelong Learners

Resume Bear

The beauty of graduating from college is you’ve learned all you must know; now you can learn everything you always wanted to know. For all those subjects that looked like fun in the course catalog but you never found time to take, you now have the rest of your life to spend finding out about them.

5 Tips for Shy Networkers

Career Realism

A week ago, I attended a business mixer sponsored by the Portland Business Journal , and was immediately reminded about something. As I walked into the crowded room of about 200 professionals, I remembered that keeping up the art of networking requires you to keep working at it.

Tips for Mothers Getting Back to Work

Position Ignition

If you took a career break for children and are now preparing to return, you might feel that the transition will be tough going. It can be challenging, whether you’re returning to your previous place of work, embarking upon a whole new career, or anything in between. Whatever your situation, your experiences as a mum can actually help make the shift back to work a smoother one. Don’t underestimate the value that motherhood experiences can bring to other arenas, including your career.

How to Make Your Resume Sell With Accomplishments

Career Rocketeer

The most problematic part of a resume for people seems to be crafting their accomplishments. The confusion between an accomplishment and a responsibility is the difference between generating excitement by selling what you can do, and making a bland statement that elicits the question “So what?” It’s the difference between being invited in for an [.]. Resumes SEO1

ResumeBear Picks The 20 Most Legendary College Bars

Resume Bear

Just about every school has one: a long-standing college bar steeped in history and, most often, cheap beer. It is in these bars that traditions are made, legendary stories are created and shared, and good times are remembered.

Help a Colleague ‘Relive’ an Accomplishment

Career Realism

Most people experience a very brief uplifting moment when one their achievements gets mentioned or when they’re complimented for an accomplishment by a friend, work colleague or family member.

Why Asking for Help Helps Your Career


Most people are under the impression that asking for help will make them look incompetent, or hurt their career in some way, but this is absolutely false. Of course, if you are constantly asking for help because you are lazy or lacking time management skills, this is a different story.

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Bribes, Ethics, Global Business and Culture That Is Not Your Own.

HR Capitalist

By now, you may have seen the news that Wal Mart has been implicated in a bribery scandal related to growing their business in Mexico.

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Green Career Tip: Does Your Green Career Direction Need Your Attention?

Green Career Central

Everywhere we turn there’s more evidence that the Earth’s natural resources and ecosystems are being taxed by the way many of the world’s cultures live, work, play and travel.

What Makes an Interviewable Resume?

Career Realism

Many job seekers have the misconception that creating a great resume will help them score a job. But this is actually not the case. The great resume actually scores the interview—and if the interview is great, then you may score the job.

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How to Shine on LinkedIn


As a professional, if you are not making use of LinkedIn, you are missing out. This is a powerful platform with more than 120 million members. If you just read that and instantly felt left out, that’s a perfectly natural reaction.

Your LinkedIn Photo: Hot or Not?

Career Rocketeer

What do tuxedos, strapless dresses, bar scenes, beaches, and outdoor parties have in common? They’ve all been the accompaniment to some amazingly casual LinkedIn photos. You’re probably aware that a professional presence on LinkedIn can either facilitate or undermine your job search – but you might not know that the headshot you choose is an important [.]. Personal Branding Laura Smith-Proulx SEO1 Social Media

How to take ownership of what you really want

Penelope Trunk

The novel Fifty Shades of Grey is selling faster than a Harry Potter book right now. The book is about sexual domination in a contemporary setting, including the career woman who has everything, including a hot, successful boyfriend.

How to List Salary Requirements on a Cover Letter

Career Realism

Some job advertisements ask you to include your salary requirements on your cover letter , and if they ask for this, it usually means you can’t avoid doing so. Listing salary requirements is always tricky because it’s hard to “guess” what the employer will think about your preference.

6 Great Android Apps for Creating the Perfect Resume

Career Alley

“ A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice. ” – Bill Cosby. It’s no secret that an eye-catching resume increases your chances of getting that job you want.

Public Flogging of Those Who Don't Display Your Company's Values.

HR Capitalist

I'm pretty much on the record as saying that most company's values/mission/core values statements are awful. It's not that the values are bad (after all, who could argue with putting the value of integrity or high communication culture on the brochure?),

I have a few questions before starting a new job

Careers Done Write

Hi Deb, I received a job offer. However, I had a few questions before starting. I have written three times with various questions. Each time I write it takes the director of the department more than a week to reply. Now I am not sure I want to work for a company that takes so long to reply to me.

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