Sat.Feb 25, 2012 - Fri.Mar 02, 2012

Can Social Media hinder you from getting that new job?

Resume Bear

Ten years ago, the mere thought of using social media to hire or fire someone was completely unheard of. Today employees wonder if their next update on Facebook will also mean the unemployment line for them. How can social media play such an important role in employment today?

The 4 connections you need to get hired

Cube Rules

photo credit: Darwin Bell. In a job search, we hear a lot about connections. After all, we’ve all heard the statistics about how networking can help you land a job faster, more and more job seekers are using social networking , and the list goes on. We’ve heard it all.

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5 Warning Signs That You Are About to Be Made Redundant

Career Copilot

5 Warning Signs That You Are About to Be Made Redundant. There are a lot of things in life which can come as a surprise out of the blue – a health issue, an unexpected pregnancy or the steep cost of buying a house. However, in many cases you realise that if you’d stopped to look at the situation and where you were in your life, [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. Your Career

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Are You as Happy as You Can Be? 10 Surefire Ways To Be Unhappy in Life

Personal Excellence Blog

In line with this post, I’m launching an all-new 21-Day Positivity Challenge, which starts March 1st! Are you ready to make March the month of positivity ?? Only 1 day since the announcement is posted and we’ve over 120 nearly *200* official participants and counting!

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10 Worst Resume Fibs in Academic History

Resume Bear

In a competitive job market, resume lies have become more and more commonplace. A recent study by the Society of Human Resource Managers revealed that 53% of people have lied on their resume, and 70% of college students would create a resume fib if it meant landing their dream job.

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The 20 Best Personal Development Books for 20-somethings

Resume Bear

Your 20s are a time full of excitement, change, and inspiration, but there’s no denying that you’re likely to run into stress, frustration, and all-out roadblocks as you seek to build the foundation of your life.

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Should computer skills be included if looking for a non-technical job?

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: If I am not applying for a technical job (commercial real estate agent), do I need to show my computer skills on a résumé? Fernando. Dear Fernando: Yes, you should show the computer skills relevant to your target job.

Information You Must Have Before Your Interview

Career Realism

Got an interview? Here is information you should have on hand before your interview in order to create the best possible impression. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Interviewing advice career expert information interview job search tip

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On the Job Hunt, There Are No Guarantees

The Job Quest

Our coonhound, Graham, has been with us for two months now, and we are discovering that he has quite the personality. He is headstrong and is particularly vocal when he feels he deserves something (usually food-related).

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10 Big Businesses That Let Employees Nap on the Job

Resume Bear

In times past, napping on the job would have gotten you fired, or at least seriously reprimanded, but that isn’t always the case in today’s workplace.

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5 Tips for Finding a Career Mentor in Your Field

Career Copilot

5 Tips for Finding a Career Mentor in Your Field You may think finding a mentor in your field is tough, but if you’ve been diligent (and lucky) enough to find you’re field you’re already more than halfway there. Finding what you want to do with your life is really the big challenge and will greatly inform how you go about finding a mentor. Different [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. Career Development

4 Ways to Extend Your Personal Brand With Your Elevator Speech

Career Realism

Today, elevator speeches are critical. Here are some ideas on how to re-position your elevator speech in order to extend your personal brand. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Job Search advice business card elevator speech expert job linkedin personal brand search tip

LinkedIn Headlines that Stand Out from the Crowd [10 Examples]

The Undercover Recruiter

The headline is possibly the most important part on your LinkedIn profile. It is your 120 character hook to people finding you in a LinkedIn search, it should be about what you do as opposed to what you are.

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The lengths she went for an Interview. #WEWANTKIRSTY

Resume Bear

Do you think Retroviral should invite me round for an interview? My name is Kirsty Sharman (@KirstyCarrot)… and I would like to be an Online Community Manager for Retroviral (they’re hiring). Why you ask?

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It’s your life. It’s your career. Stop apologizing.

Write Solution

Three times this week, (and it’s only Wednesday), I’ve had clients say to me, “If only I’d …”, or “How am I going to explain this gap in employment?”, ”, “What will ‘they’ think, when they see …?”

4 Tips to Help You Shorten Your Job Search

Career Realism

Is your job search taking too long? Here are four tips from one of our trusted career experts to help you significantly shorten your job search. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Job Search advice career expert help job search tip

A Teacher’s Perspective: Career Advice I Wish I Would Have Followed

Ms. Career Girl

Although I enjoy my job as a teacher, sometimes I wonder what else I could have done with my life. I suppose that’s why I also started a website for teachers; there has always been a part of me that wished for another career path.

Job Boards Are 2nd Largest Source of Hire: College is 5th

Resume Bear

Mark Mehler and Gerry Crispin of CareerXroads just released their 11th Annual Sources of Hire (SOH) Study – a snapshot of how large, highly-competitive, high-profile firms find their employees.

3 Secrets to Sending a LinkedIn Invitation That Works Everytime

Career Rocketeer

As so much in social media is trial and error, I was happy to receive some advice from a Career Enlightenment subscriber, Hugh Knight. We’ve all experienced the frustration of sending out a LinkedIn connection invitation and getting ignored. Even though I consider this bad LinkedIn etiquette, people are busy or uninitiated. Hugh has found a great process for [.]. Networking SEO1

Cure Your Career Uncertainty in 7 Steps

Career Realism

Deciding on a career is exciting, but it can be very difficult. Find out how to cure your career uncertainty with these easy steps! To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Choosing a Career Path advice career cure job search tip uncertainty

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INFOGRAPHIC: What Is the Cost of Hiring a Bad Employee?

The Undercover Recruiter

What is the cost of a bad hire? We all know that hiring the wrong employees can cost organizations a huge amount of money, but this infographic presents some startling figures. When it comes down to it, getting the right fit the first time probably matters a little more than you thought it did.

How to Get a 6 Figure Job in Today’s Economy.

Resume Bear

I accidentally found a formula that made me a 6-figure income in 2011. This happened while I was looking for a job just like you are now. I’ve literally cracked open the lid, on how to land a 6-figure income in today’s ruthless economy.

How To Be the Best Employee You Can Be

Career Copilot

How To Be the Best Employee You Can Be. You want to stand out from the rest of the people that you work with – and maybe you do. But you know that there have to be ways to really go above and beyond the norm without being a brown noser (you don’t want to carry that reputation around with you, trust me). Every business [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. Career Development

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Following Up After an Interview With Social Media?

Career Realism

Is it appropriate to follow up after an interview with social media? Learn the social networking rules from one of our trusted career experts. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Interviewing advice career expert follow up interview job media networking search social

[Manifesto] 21 Tips To Wake Up Early

Personal Excellence Blog

For those of you who aspire to wake up early or have problems waking early, this manifesto is going to come in handy. Click image for larger version). Read the original article: 21 Tips To Wake Up Early.

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How Recruiters Pick YOU

Resume Bear

By Jeff Lipschultz. I am often asked how I determine which candidates get submitted to my clients. The simplest answer I can give is: THE BEST ONES! Of course, the next question is “ how do you determine who is the best?

5 Resources For Finding A Job

Professional Resume Services

A lot of people are unemployed these days. But they don’t have to be – not for long. Not if they beat feet and hit the pavement. Looking for a job is itself hard work. It’s a full-time job just to find a job. You have to find prospective employers, research them, put together a

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Are You Sabotaging Your Job Search?

Career Realism

Pessimistic about finding a new job? You could be sabotaging your job search. Learn how to put yourself in a better frame of mind. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Job Search advice career expert job sabotage search tip

Why jobseekers need to show interest in Pinterest…

Mildred Talabi

Unless you’ve had your head firmly stuck in the sand over the past three months or so, you would have noticed that everyone is going on about the latest social network that is set to “take the world by storm”.

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Deputy Attorney Fired For Comments Made on His Twitter Account: Why Your Reputation On-Line Is More Important Than Your Net Worth

Resume Bear

INDIANAPOLIS — An Indiana deputy attorney general was fired Wednesday after he suggested — among many provocative remarks on a private Twitter account and blog — that police use live ammunition to clear union protesters from the state Capitol in Wisconsin.

Are You Overqualified?

Professional Resume Services

How many times have you been told you were overqualified for a job search position? It actually happens a lot and can be just as bruising to an ego and not being considered at all. There is actually a reason why employers will use this tactic during the interview process. They will actually see you

Approaching Your Job Search Differently

Career Realism

Are you struggling trying to find a new job? Approach your job search differently by "looking for work the way you live your life.". To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Job Search advice approach career expert job search tip

[Manifesto] How To Finish What You Start

Personal Excellence Blog

Here’s a manifesto for those of you who have a problem finishing your endless lists of projects. Click image for larger version). Read the original article: How To Finish What You Start.

Writing a Unique Cover Letter

Careers Done Write

One reason so many job seekers hate writing cover letters is because they find it difficult to write something unique. There is a lot of pressure to write that one-in-a-million killer cover letter, especially in a crowded job market. So, how do you write something original and captivating?