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Reviews – Top 5 Job Search Books

Career Alley

We can all use help looking for a job. Knowing which resume formats to use, how to network, leveraging the Internet, etc. All of that is very helpful and can help us fast track the job search process. There must be hundreds of job search resource books out there, which are the best ones to use? Following are some reviews of the top 5 job search books to help your make your selection. What Color Is Your Parachute?

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Yikes! My LinkedIn Profile Disappeared and I Don’t Have a Copy

Executive Career Brand

Think it could never happen to you. your LinkedIn profile could never go missing? Try Googling this phrase: linkedin profile disappeared. I found nearly 500,000 results, for people whose profiles went missing, and suggestions for fixes. Did you know that LinkedIn can shut down your account, at their discretion?

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SHIFT Work: 7 Negative Thoughts That Keep You From Asking for Help

Career Makeover Coach

Brilliant women know: Asking for help and support is critical to reaching more people, changing more lives, and growing their wealth. If you are a brilliant woman that’s been called to serve through entrepreneurship: Does your need to avoid rejection override your desire to have real impact that has the power to change lives? Is it more […]. The post SHIFT Work: 7 Negative Thoughts That Keep You From Asking for Help appeared first on Tai Goodwin, Bankable Brilliance.

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Be Cautious About Accepting This Job Search Advice

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Many well-meaning friends and family are all too happy to share advice about your job search that may or may not be beneficial to you. You can’t blame them, really. After all, they usually have your best interest at heart. When respected professionals share erroneous advice, however, that’s another matter entirely. Below […]. The post Be Cautious About Accepting This Job Search Advice appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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15 Links to the Best Places to Work

Career Alley

“ Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind. ” Dr. Seuss I often think, why bother unless you strive to be the best. I’d like to think that the vast majority of us set out to do the best we can. Now some of us may procrastinate or may put in a really good effort to a point, but most of us want to simply be the best. So why not work for one of the best companies ?

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How to explain a termination when asked in interview

Careers Done Write

Dear Debra: I was fired in my last job as a customer service agent due to excessive tardiness and absences. What do I say if I am asked about it? I had a new baby. I learned my lesson and in my next job, I will 1) get a job closer to home, 2.) use a child care center instead of my last nanny who was unreliable, and 3.) I will not let this happen again! It’s too stressful being unemployed. What do I say to convince them that they can trust me? Thank you, Charlene.

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Three Tips to Streamline Your Interviews and Auditions, Part 4

Hiring Technical People

See Three Tips to Streamline Your Hiring, Part 1 , T hree Tips to Streamline Your Recruiting, Part 2 , and Three Tips to Streamline Your Phone Screens, Part 3 to see our story to here. When my client talked about his interviews for developers, he said, “I interview people on the phone and then ask the candidate to talk to one person. We ask them to write some code that we think is representative of our problem. We don’t care what language they use. They could use psuedo code.

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10 Great Job Search Resources for College Grads

Career Alley

“Carpe, carpe diem, seize the day boys, make your lives extraordinary.” ” – Dead Poet’s Society Your first job marks the beginning of your 10,000 day career (do the math) and, while you are probably just hoping you get a job, you should prepare for the long haul (working that is, not job search) and try to pick a job that suites you best. Finding a job right out of school is difficult these days. Not that many opportunities and too much competition.

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Avoid the Professional Version of the “Freshman 15?

Ms. Career Girl

When many of us take our first jobs, they come with a lot of perks we’ve not yet experienced – an expense account, regular happy hours, etc. I experienced this first hand…and gained a solid 15 pounds over my first year of employment. For my 5’1 frame, it was a super shocking, but the scale doesn’t lie. Looking back, I bypassed all the signs, one pound at a time. Here are five steps you can take to avoid major weigh gain during your first year on the job: 1.

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10 Key Connections for Building a Bankable Professional Network

Career Makeover Coach

There was a time when I didn’t have a supportive professional network. Like many women, I clung to the relationships I did have even though they were hurting me and not helping me. One of the reasons it took me two years to start was the ill-intentioned advice I received from a woman I considered a […]. The post 10 Key Connections for Building a Bankable Professional Network appeared first on Tai Goodwin, Bankable Brilliance.

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Are You Making These LinkedIn Mistakes?

Professional Resume Services

It’s easy to approach LinkedIn like it’s a professional version of Facebook, but that is not a good idea. Many professionals very carefully do not have any overlap at all between their Facebook and LinkedIn profiles but realize that somehow, somebody will figure out the connections so they are still careful online. In fact, that’s the first mistake you can make: Common Mistakes Seen On LinkedIn.

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10 Ways to Explain a Gap in Your CV

Position Ignition

Gaps in CVs are anxiety-inducing. It can be tempting to lie on your CV and pretend that you have no long gaps between jobs. However, the right option is always to tell the truth. Here are ten tips on explaining gaps in your CV honestly while still selling yourself as the right candidate for the job. CV & Applications

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Eat Like A Local: The Five Greatest Not-So-Famous Local Cuisine

Ms. Career Girl

Any traveller knows that the most important – and most conflicting – part of visiting any new city is savoring the local cuisine. Sometimes you’ll ask about a certain food and the locals’ eyebrows rise, having detected a tourist in their midst. The first rule of any proper traveller is “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.”

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A Strategy for Increased Work Engagement


Inactivity is not the answer. Reducing demands does not mean sitting around with nothing to do. Idleness would not do much for your career profile. Idleness could get dull. The issue is what you do, not whether you do something or nothing. The most energy draining work are tasks that run contrary to the values you bring to work. These tasks may be tedious in themselves or just poorly organized.

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“After a Complaint, the Employer’s Legal Duties to Separate and Protect.”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: Dear Alan: I am a school central office administrator who wrote a formal bullying/harassment complaint to the School Board against our Superintendent. As a result, the School Board held a special meeting and unanimously decided to hire an Outside Investigator to investigate my complaint. I took sick leave for a week after filing the complaint due to stress, but now would like to return to work if possible.

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10 Ways Career Coaching Can Help You Get a Promotion

Position Ignition

There are times when you might want a third party specialist to help you move upwards within an organization. Getting promotions these days is not always as easy as we think and it can be helpful to have a career coach on board. At Work Issues Career Exploration Careers Advice

Planning Your Career Re-Entry After a Divorce

Careers Done Write

A divorce is a drastic life-changing experience. As a result of divorce, some previously stay-at-home spouses or full-time parents find themselves needing to work in a full-time job outside the home. Returning to work can stir feelings of anxiety, fear, self-doubt, and uncertainty. Creating a plan to manage the transition can reduce those negative feelings and expedite the start of a new, satisfying career.

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Onboarding Requires a Little Thoughtfulness #hrbasics


When it comes to onboarding, is it a strength, weakness or opportunity within your organization? If your team can expertly manage onboarding for new hires, give them high fives all around. However, if the initial connection between your new hires and organization has much to be desired, than this “HR basics” post is for you. Why Companies Need to Onboard Properly.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“If you give a mouse a cookie, he is going to want a glass of milk.” ” – Laura Numeroff. There is a really important lesson in this quote regarding negotiating for yourself at work: Do well for your employer, and your employer will want you to do more of it. That employer-desire is what we call negotiating leverage. Bring in more revenue. Make your boss shine. Come up with great ideas. Arrive early; stay late. Perception of value is the surest path to negotiating success.

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The True Secrets of Job Hunting

The Undercover Recruiter

When job hunting – how do you get yourself noticed? How do you negotiate the interview and pay? Here are the true secrets of the job hunt! 1) Get yourself noticed: Become more visible: It’s a big world out there! One of the best ways to get noticed these days is to make your self as visible […]. The True Secrets of Job Hunting. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog. Job Search benefits dotted hunt job pay sign

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How To Use Guest Blogging To Attract Work


Share your expertise to earn attention from the right people. The $11,000 8th Annual JobMob Guest Blogging Contest has just launched, and there are still a few open spots in the competition until the July 21st, 2014 deadline. Enter the contest now. Not sure what to submit as a guest post? Read on… A guest blog post is authored by you but published on someone else’s blog.

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Essential LinkedIn Networking Connections for College Students


Welcome to Blogging4Jobs Job Seeker Sundays! Every other Sunday we’ll feature content for the job seeker that’ll help them grow their network and excel professionally. Looking for a job? Don’t forget to check out our exclusive Job Network. . Congratulations! You are on LinkedIn and want to start networking! Growing your professional network is fun and interesting. Connecting on LinkedIn will definitely help you to network more effectively.

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Want to Improve Your Job Search? Step Away from Your Computer!

Career Rocketeer

Your PC and the internet are clearly valuable and critical tools in an effective job search in todays market. The vast majority of job seekers, however, spend far too much time in front of their computer and not nearly enough time in front of people that can have a much greater impact on their job [.]. Networking SEO1

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How Workplace Happiness Affects Your Paycheck

The Undercover Recruiter

Studies have shown that when we are happy at work, we are smarter, more motivated, more competitive and, thus more successful. While it’s widely known that overall fulfilment allows us to enjoy more meaningful relationships and better health, few understand that it impacts a paycheck – significantly: Nose to the grindstone – the correlation between […]. How Workplace Happiness Affects Your Paycheck. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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PODCAST: What Questions Should HR Leaders Expect From the Hobby Lobby Supreme Court Decision?

HR Capitalist

Here''s something you need as an HR leader. On my most recent podcast (The CYA report over at Fistful of Talent), I''ve got Jon Hyman , Partner at Kohrman, Jackson and Krantz P.L.L and blogger at The Ohio Employer’s Law Blog on the Hobby Lobby Ruling. Jon''s one of the best people to listen to about anything related to employment law. And there''s a lot to chew on related to the Hobby Lobby.

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Top 5 #Workplace Blogs of the Week


Each week Blogging4Jobs brings you the Top 5 Blogs in the #Workplace. These blogs come from all across the internet and highlight important topics being discussed in the space. We serve as your weekly recap of top blogs that we’ve read throughout the week. If we’ve missed any, let us know. TOP BLOGS OF THE WEEK. People Don’t Leave Companies. They Leave Leaders!: When employees resign they will rarely out-rightly say why they are doing it, but they do drop hints.

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Leaving your options open sets you back

Penelope Trunk

When I was trying to get on the national volleyball tour, that was the only thing I was focused on. So eventually, I played professional beach volleyball. When I was trying to get my memoir published, I was focused on that more than anything else, and eventually, University of Colorado Press came through. And when I was running my last startup , I was always focused on funding. That’s why my company never failed. But now I have a new company that is well funded.

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What are the Challenges of Being a New Recruiter?

The Undercover Recruiter

I was watching the highlights of the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge on Sky Sports which entailed 16 teams from around the world attempting to row 3,000 nautical miles from La Gomera to Antigua. It has been described as one of the toughest challenges on the planet. While I was watching, it occurred to me that […]. What are the Challenges of Being a New Recruiter? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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SLIDESHOW: How To Optimize Your Learning Strategy.

HR Capitalist

Happy Friday Capitalist Nation! Lebron''s back to Cleveland. It''s summer. All is good. Check out some of the slides from the webinar I did (sponsored by the good folks at Sumtotal !). It was all about learning strategy - The slides below give you 6 Steps to Optimize Your Learning Strategy. Step #1 - For the love of ###, please stop treating everyone equal!! Figure out who''s better, more engaged or at risk (when you don''t want them to be) and direct your efforts and spend there!

Termination: How to Gracefully Fire An Employee #hrbasics


So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiesersehen, Good-Bye! No one wants to do it, but as sure as death and taxes, if you’re in HR, you will have to fire someone some day. You can call it anything you warn, whether it’s termination, firing, letting someone go, it still sucks. No one wants to be fired, and certainly no wants to fire someone else (at least I hope none of you enjoy terminations).

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3 Resume Tips That Will ‘Wow!’ A Recruiter In 6 Seconds

Career Realism

Setting your resume apart from the hundreds of other potential candidates that a recruiter assesses in a day can seem like an impossible task. Related: Only 3 Things Impress Recruiters On A Resume. We take comfort in thinking that everything we include in a CV will be read and potentially passed on to a prospective employer, however, the reality is very different. Studies have shown that including certain features on your resume, such as a photo or even a cover letter, can hinder your prospects.

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Is British Reserve Holding Back Career Development?

The Undercover Recruiter

The nation’s famed modesty could be stopping people getting what they want from their careers, according to a new study released by LinkedIn. The findings show that almost a third (32%) of Brits shy away from talking about their own achievements in interviews and job reviews, whilst as many as 40% admit to feeling uncomfortable when […]. Is British Reserve Holding Back Career Development? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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Dumb Device/Rich Cloud: Talent Philosophy in Apple Vs. Google Product Terms.

HR Capitalist

I saw this on the web today and thought it had a lot of application beyond the way Apple and Google ideate and develop products: "I’ve said before that Apple’s approach is about a dumb cloud enabling rich apps while Google’s is about devices as dumb glass that are endpoints of cloud services.

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Take A Leap, Take a Risk, IT WILL BE OK! #hrbasics


This week is HR Basics week, I could tell you about the best interview questions I have used over the years, boring! Here is the story of the leap I took and the rut that followed. A little over 2 years ago my husband told me we had to move to Milwaukee. We had been talking on and off about it for 3 years but, it was one of those things… someday we will move. That someday was here and I was terrified. Leaving my family, my job, the city I had known for the last 19 years!

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9 Ways To Be A Successful Marketing Manager

Career Realism

All marketing managers would like to consider themselves in the top 1% of their profession, but reaching that point requires passion and a willingness to take on an outsize level of responsibility. The rewards, however, are worth it. Related: The Secret To Being A Great Manager. In 2012, Forbes said marketing management was the best-paying job available to the “people person,” thanks to a remarkable 48.8% earnings growth potential.

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How is Technology Changing the Face of Retail Recruitment? #TechTuesday

The Undercover Recruiter

For the fast paced and ever-changing world of retail recruitment, there have been major transformations for both employers and candidates that have seen technology pushed to the forefront of everyday communications and management. Digital solutions are changing the way we work, but how successful are they and how do they improve operations within temporary retail […]. How is Technology Changing the Face of Retail Recruitment? TechTuesday.

Gimme Some of That Workday Thing: Zenefits Lands $66.5 million led by Andreessen Horowitz.

HR Capitalist

Capitalist Note - This post is not sponsored in any way. When Andreessen Horowitz gives a cloud based HR startup I''ve never heard of 66 million, I''m compelled to be interested. Inside baseball for sure, but noteworthy. From Re/Code a few weeks back: "Zenefits, a year-old company that offers businesses a free method for filling out human resources paperwork in the cloud, has landed its second round of venture capital funding, a $66.5

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