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The Top 5 Things You Must Remember for Your Interview

Career Alley

The other day I was asked to interview someone at the last minute because the hiring manager was called into a meeting. It takes a lot of time and effort to land an interview and the last thing you want to do is to blow it. Well, that’s exactly what this guy did. He was a really nice guy, but he just seemed to make one blunder after another. So many, in fact, that he was the inspiration for today’s post.

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Face-to-Face Networking

Careers Done Write

Face-to-face networking may be one of the most detested phrases a career professional can hear. You mean I have to talk to strangers in person? Can’t I just email them? Isn’t it enough if I like their posts on LinkedIn ? Sure, it is great to connect online. Most of our daily professional and personal interactions are virtual. However, there is a distinct value in meeting face to face. I have heard all of the excuses for not stepping into the real world for some live networking.

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3 BIG Mistakes That Screw Up Your LinkedIn Professional Headline

Executive Career Brand

Many of the LinkedIn profiles of potential c-suite clients I review have not been touched by human hands. The LinkedIn member has not changed the default headline automatically populated for this spot, based upon their current, or most recent job title. A headline like “ CIO at XYZ company ” may or may not work for them.

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Why Jobseekers Should Use Recruitment Agencies

Ms. Career Girl

A lot of people are torn about whether or not to use the services of a recruitment specialist. Everyone has their own opinion about it, and at the end of the day it is you who lands the job – your credentials, personality, and experience is what matters. However, hiring a recruitment specialist can help you in more ways than you think. If you don’t mind putting in a little bit of funds into your job search process, here are some reasons to consider a specialist recruiter !

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8 Resources to Help Find the Right Company for Your Next Job

Career Alley

“ It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price. ” – Warren Buffett There is a reason hotels charge more for the beach view than the inside building view. It’s all relative, the other guy’s view always seems to be better (you know, the grass is always greener on the other side of the street). Jobs are much the same.

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SHIFT Work: 10 Stories You Are Telling Yourself That Aren’t Really True

Career Makeover Coach

Stories are powerful. Whether it’s a story someone tells to market a message or an internal story that we tell ourselves, the impact of a story can be powerful. About five years ago back when I still had a day job, I was sent to evaluate a potential sales training program for the IT company I […]. The post SHIFT Work: 10 Stories You Are Telling Yourself That Aren’t Really True appeared first on Tai Goodwin, Bankable Brilliance. Inspiration Shift Work eft mindset

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Would You Like a Manage Your Job Search Open Jam Session?

Hiring Technical People

I will be at Agile 2014 next week. So will about 1800 other people. I bet some of you are looking for new jobs. Would you like an Open Jam session about looking for a new job? I can conduct a timeboxed, up to one-hour session about Manage Your Job Search. If you only want the networking tips, I can do that. Only the job search tips and traps? I can do that. The first step is this: let me know if you want an open jam session. If so, we’ll find time that we are all free.

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5 Job Search Tips for Prospective Graduates

Career Alley

“ A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad. ” – Theodore Roosevelt As the job market continues to struggle, the need to remain competitive remains crucial for new and prospective graduates. Not only are you competing with each other, but you are also competing with professionals who may have years of experience and have recently been laid off or are looking for a change in career.

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Wisdoms From The Elderly

Ms. Career Girl

The post Wisdoms From The Elderly appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. I was once told that when someone is giving me new information, I sit there, expressionless, gobbling up the information without conveying any emotion. I had no idea I did this! (I

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5 Habits That Advance Your Career

Professional Resume Services

When someone has been been promoted often enough, they know what it takes to advance a career. Marillyn Hewson, who is Chairman, President and CEO of Lockheed Martin shares from her experience in 5 Habits That Can Lead to a Promotion. There are advantages to staying with a company and working your way up the ladder, but these habits will be good ones to develop no matter where you are working in the next decade or so.

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8 Steps Toward Making a Bold Career Move to a New City

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Whether you crave the palm trees of Silicon Valley’s San Jose, or the earthy richness of the Midwest’s Oklahoma City, you can take the steps to transition your career, and your life to a new city. Recently, Glassdoor published an Employment Satisfaction Report Card by City, and the list is a fascinating cross-section of the […]. The post 8 Steps Toward Making a Bold Career Move to a New City appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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Personal Branding and Hard Work: Complementary Efforts to Success

The Job Quest

There was a short article on AOL Jobs that quoted writer and director Spike Lee on his take on personal branding. “‘Too Too many people are focused on building their brand and not their work,’ [Lee] said, when asked how he’d developed his own iconic brand. Brand is the flash. Work is the substance.’”. Lee makes an excellent point there.

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Keep it fashionable, keep it timeless

Ms. Career Girl

If you’re a keen follower of fashion, you’ll understand that trends move quicker than even computer upgrades. Just as you’ve got your latest summer outfit perfected, it’s time to celebrate the first falling of the leaves with a brand-new wardrobe. It’s all a bit knackering really, on your fashion taste and your credit card. Keeping a first class ticket on the fashion train drains your wallet quicker than a 2006 Ponzi scheme run by a moustachioed, cackling super-villain.

What LinkedIn’s New Publishing Platform Can Do For Your Job Search

Professional Resume Services

By now I’m sure you’ve seen the constant updates in your LinkedIn news/status feeds from your connections. Where are they coming from and why are they here all of a sudden? LinkedIn has opened up its publishing platform –also called Long Form—so that you not only get regular content from the people you follow (i.e. Richard Branson, Martha Stewart), but also from your connections. They began with inviting 25,000 members and then slowly opened it up to everyone.

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Telecommuting Will Increase by 21% by 2016

Workology

I find it ironic that today I’m writing about the modern office and telework as I sit on the floor of my kitchen working this morning. It’s not that I don’t like working from a traditional office or desk. It’s that at the moment at my home I have not a piece of furniture in my home as my family prepares to move. You see, telecommuting it’s the secret sauce of my productivity.

10 Steps to Negotiating Working From Home

Position Ignition

Although the press would have us believe that remote working is “the new normal” – and for some employers and employees it is— it’s unlikely that your boss, or anyone else’s, is going to let hitherto office-based workers start working from home at the drop of a hat. Your organisation allowing you to work from home will naturally be conditional on the setting of specific boundaries and guidelines.

So You Want To Work In The Music Industry

Ms. Career Girl

Many people dream of working within the music industry, but not everyone dreams of the typical performer position with the celebrity status that sometimes comes along with it. There are many positions available that don’t even require you to perform or ever step foot on a stage. They offer various levels of public involvement, some of which require little professional training necessary.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there.” ” – Miles Davis. Should you develop skills for today’s world, or the world you believe will be here next year, and the year after that? Should you focus on the kind of business partnerships that others have in place, or perhaps business partnerships no one else has thought of? Even in target practice, people are taught to aim not where the moving target is, but where it will be. Don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there.

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Creating a Work-Life Balance

Workology

We live in a culture where the best employees are often seen as the people who work the longest hours. We often make sacrifices when it comes to family, friends and the things we enjoy in our free time all in the name of workplace success. The concept of work-life balance seems nice in theory, but is it possible to make it a reality in our current workplace culture? Where is the “Life” in Work-Life Balance?

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10 Ways to Manage Up and Across

Position Ignition

Getting what you want and need from your colleagues and superiors is not always easy but can make a real difference to your professional life, from enabling you to do your job well to affecting your chances of promotion. Take a look at these tips to help you get what you want at work. At Work Issues Careers Advice

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The Travel Checklist: 7 TIPS FOR A WORRY-FREE VACAY

Ms. Career Girl

Having done a bit of traveling both for business and pleasure, I’ve had quite a number of “note to self” moments when encountering a less than ideal situation or seeing a nifty approach to traveling from people I meet along the way. Ask any traveller. One of the simple pleasures of a trip is sharing stories and travel tips with new friends. So here it goes. Like the many who have shared this with me, let me share some tips with you!

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Appreciation is Energizing

WorkEngagement

Much good work goes unrecognized. People make fine contributions that no one acknowledges. Perhaps the work is so subtle it defies notice but perhaps the work falls on deaf ears: others notice but they do not move themselves to comment or appreciate. When attending a music festival this week I witness a culture that believes in appreciation. When people perform well as musicians or teachers, they are literally applauded. People clap their hands.

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The Best Social Recruiting Insights of Your Week

Workology

What happens when you bring talent leaders and HR data geeks together in New York? You get hit with a fire hose of actionable insights. Last week, I had the pleasure of being a part of the Talent Management Alliance’s Social Recruiting conference. The content, speakers and overall programming of this smaller, more intimate conference was exceptional.

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Check your SMART Goals at the halfway mark

Cube Rules

Often, way too often, people start off the year with their goals from their management team, work on them diligently for a month or two, and then reality sets in. As in, the goals get stuffed in the electronic file to be forgotten about. Until performance review time. That’s when the panic sets in. You see, your goals are on your performance review whether you stuffed them into an electronic folder because reality set in or not.

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Buying Travel Insurance: The Three Basic Things to Check

Ms. Career Girl

People all over the world have become proper travel junkies. As opposed to the days in the past when traveling was (excuse the pun) a foreign and expensive vacation option, traveling has now become a wonderful and accessible way to enrich your soul and life experiences. Top destinations are more frequented more than ever. Everyone wants to travel! Whether it’s outside your country or within it, there is much to gain from stepping out of your box. .

How To Beat The Odds During the Job Search

The Undercover Recruiter

Applying to hundreds of jobs online isn’t the best solution for landing an interview or job. So why do you spend so much time doing this? Less than 50% of hires come from job boards: Finding a job online and applying is relatively painless, or less painful than networking, so that might explain why so many […]. How To Beat The Odds During the Job Search. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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Manner Monday: Overbearing Scents

Workology

The other day I was headed to a meeting and stepped into the elevator only to be met with a smack in the nose of too much cologne. Goodness gracious – it about made me lose my lunch. And I was trapped – as the doors were closing, I started having flashbacks of my own personal run in with the perfume bottle. . Back in the day I was a huge fan (to say the least) of the wildly popular Lauren perfume (yes, I’m dating myself).

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The Secret to Boosting Your Reputation Online

JobMob

How to spin your online presence for best results. This is a guest post by Tony Deblauwe. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. The continuous expansion of technology has provided a wealth of tools to assist in job search.

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DrinkAdvisor: The Must Have App for the Perfect Night Out

Ms. Career Girl

Good news, ladies! The perpetual Friday night question “Where do we go” has come to an end. Whether you’re in a different city looking for the best cocktail lounge to mingle in or a simply looking for a new happy hour spot in the neighborhood, DrinkAdvisor is here to save the day/night! DrinkAdvisor is the #1 FREE app for Android and IOS that provides a quick and easy way to find the best Bars & Night Clubs in 200 of the biggest cities in the world.

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4 Personality Traits to Look For In Possible Star Performers

The Undercover Recruiter

Let’s be honest, finding (and keeping) star performers is a real challenge. I know that earlier in my career I made a number of mistakes when looking for these top performers. I looked at their experience, their track record, their suitability to the role and, if everything else checked out ok, then I hired them. Thankfully, […]. 4 Personality Traits to Look For In Possible Star Performers. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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Avoiding Surprises in the Hiring Process

Workology

The hiring process usually begins with a polite optimism. All the stakeholders get together and agree on the job description and various “must haves” and “ideally would haves” of the imagined perfect person. Everybody believes they are on the same page. Yet all too often something goes wrong. Once enough time passes without a hire, everything can come apart at the seams. Hiring managers become disenchanted.

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The Jobseeker Mindset: It’s All About Hustle

JobMob

Just do it. This is a guest post by Steve P. Brady. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. Looking for work is, well, hard work. This is especially true if you are currently unemployed or fresh out of school. The lack of a paycheck makes everything more stressful. The whole process can be daunting. You need to target your resume, keep your LinkedIn profile updated, network, apply for jobs, practice interviewing, apply some more and on it goes.

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Mobile Blogging: Tips, Tricks and Making it Easy For Your Career

Ms. Career Girl

Whether you already run a blog or you’re trying to start one, there are a lot of tips and tricks out there to help you get up and running. However, what most people won’t tell you is how awesome it is, being able to run your blog from your mobile device. There are so many great reasons, and little hints you should keep in mind along the way. Anywhere You Want to Go. Let’s be honest here. One of the most frustrating and difficult things about having a blog is keeping up on it.

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Do Employee Perks Translate Into Employer ROI?

The Undercover Recruiter

Let’s revisit a subject I haven’t heard much about in a while – the subject of employee perks. Incredible employee perks aren’t as incredible as they used to be. Not because companies have let up on what they offer, but on the contrary, because so many companies are offering amazing perks that the novelty has […]. Do Employee Perks Translate Into Employer ROI? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog. Business Employer Deloitte Employee employee perks Facebook Google perks ROI

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The Hidden Cost of Miscommunication

Workology

Nothing can be as frustrating as trying to communicate something important only to find out that the other person heard something entirely different. Or they heard what you said, but with a different emphasis that changed the meaning of what you were trying to communicate. This kind of miscommunication is more pervasive than most people want to admit, and it can be very costly for business. Many things contribute to miscommunication.

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8 Qualities Employers Want Most in Employees

JobMob

How do you stack up? This is a guest post by Bud Bilanich. If you’d also like to guest post here on JobMob, follow these guest post guidelines. A while back, I saw a survey that fit the bill. It listed the eight qualities employers most want in their employees. It makes for some interesting career success reading.

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Casual to Formal in Minutes: A Quick Style Guide for College Students

Ms. Career Girl

You were probably told that college would be fun. What you weren’t told was that college life would be demanding and hectic. Juggling friends, assignments, sororities or fraternities, dates, sports and what not requires more than 100% of your efforts. As a student, you’ll have quite a few formal events to attend too. Probably it’s a sorority night out, a dinner celebrating your college’s win at a championship, or a formal date. You need to set your priorities in order and work accordingly.

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