Sat.Mar 10, 2012 - Fri.Mar 16, 2012

A Day In The Life of Two Jobseekers

Career Copilot

A Day In The Life of Two Jobseekers. Unemployment can seem like one endless ocean of time. It seems to stretch on forever, and yet no matter how far you travel across it you always seem to be in the same place. Partly, this is because being unemployed for a long time tends to invite some less-than-healthy habits, that not only aren’t great [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. job hunting graduate jobs graduates job job search job search strategy jobs

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Startup Or A Corporate Job, Reasons for Startup

Resume Bear

Sure, a corporate gig might (initially) pay more than a startup and come with cushy benefits, but there are real, career-defining reasons to heed the siren song of a startup. You’ve graduated from college, diploma in hand (or in the mail), and you have a couple of job offers on the table.

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Worst Face-to-Face Networking Mistake

Career Realism

I was at a pretty large networking event recently where I witnessed the most painful attempt at face-to-face networking I’ve ever seen. It made me realize something about face-to-face networking advice I fear lots of people misinterpret. It’s not an exact science. There’s no step-by-step process.

Five Factors for Making a Career Decision

The Job Quest

Whenever I see something that talks about hot careers for the future , various choices in healthcare populate the list.

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10 Skills All Leaders Must Master

Career Copilot

10 Skills All Leaders Must Master. Some leadership qualities come naturally, others can be learned. If things are not going the way you want them to you may have to adjust your attitude and your expectations. The 10 attributes in this blog post are must-have leadership qualities for those who want to take control… Make Decisions Decisions are made by those in charge. [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo.

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10 Ways to Change Your Daily Routine for Job Search Success

Corn on the Job

Life at Bad Rhino has been insane the last couple weeks and we have a pretty big week with a client grand opening and our day on this Thursday. However, I wanted to pop in with a quick tip for your Tuesday!

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6 Movie Bosses We Actually Really Liked

Resume Bear

Ever dreaded going in to work because your boss makes you think of a four letter word? If that word is “‘love,” then you’re one of the fortunate few who actually get along with their bosses.

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Don’t Be Afraid of Changing Your Job Goals

Career Realism

Here’s a lesson I’m still learning: Changing your mind isn’t the same as giving up. You see, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about goals—how to set them properly, how to see them through, how to keep your perspective about achieving them. As most of you know, I’m kind of a goal junkie.

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[Manifesto] 55 Tips To Manage Work Stress

Personal Excellence Blog

Stressed at work? Try these tips to help alleviate your stress. Definitely adept to have this manifesto close to you while you’re at work. Maybe not within view of your manager, or he/she will be wondering if you can’t take the heat of the job?!) . Click image for larger version).

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8 Lessons about money I learned from my family

Penelope Trunk

This post is sponsored by Harris Bank. . When I was growing up, we had stuffed lions from Harris Bank. We had enough Hubert Harris lions to make whole a zoo. The lions made sense to me, because I thought of the bank as a warm and fuzzy place.

Extra Income, Would You do any of these?

Resume Bear

Sell your body. For science, that is. You can sell whole blood or plasma. According to American Red Cross standards, you have to weigh at least 110 pounds, be 18 or older, and be in good health. Plasma can be sold monthly, and it takes about an hour and 15 minutes.

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Not eligible for re-hire?

Careers Done Write

Hi Deb, I was fired for theft. When investigated, I admitted to what I took and returned it. The company said they would not document the theft in my personnel file or report me to the police.

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What To Include In Your Cover Letter

Professional Resume Services

If you are applying for a job vacancy , then it makes sense that you will want to give yourself the best possible chance of being successful.

My review of Seth Godin’s new book, Stop Stealing Dreams

Penelope Trunk

Seth Godin just published an e-book about education called Stop Stealing Dreams. He talks about how schools stink , but that even though homeschooling appears to be a rational response to terrible schools, homeschooling is inefficient and unrealistic for most parents.

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9 Business Acronyms You Need To Know

Resume Bear

Business can be a dirty business. And the language of business can be hard to understand. For beginners in the field (or the more analog of the bunch), business acronyms old and new can confuse and ultimately disappoint if not correctly understood.

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What Not To Do in Customer Service: Lessons From a Poor Service Encounter (and 10 Elements of Great Customer Service)

Personal Excellence Blog

Are you currently working? Who do you serve in your job, be it internal customers (other departments in your company) or external customers (shoppers, diners, patrons, clients, distributors, buyers)? How would you rate the level of service you provide to these people?

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Using The Internet For Job Hunting

Professional Resume Services

Job hunting isn’t easy, especially when you look at the small number of jobs that are often available and the huge number of people that could potentially be applying for them.

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Where is My Promotion?

Career Realism

You started this job with bright eyes and full of promise. You were excited about the possibilities. You dreamed of sweet business victories capped off with promotions and huge pay checks.

No More Resume Black Hole Control Your Job Search

Resume Bear

Featured Feature: Real-Time Resume Tracking. Here at the Bear, we aren’t typically the type to toot our own horn, however, in light of some big changes coming your way in the near future, its time we start. But before we make a fuss over all the new and improved features, lets review some aspects of ResumeBear already in place that set us apart from your standard job board or resume creating service. Let’s call this our featured feature: Resume Tracking.

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How To Manage Your Work Time Wisely

Career Copilot

How To Manage Your Work Time Wisely. We all have those days where we know that after 2PM we aren’t going to get anything done, where we know that we aren’t going to be productive. But do you know how to best be productive at work? What are the habits of highly productive people, of CEO’s and Presidents? Why don’t you find out? [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. Career Development

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Is Your Job a Danger to Your Health?

Ms. Career Girl

As you trudge off to work today, ask yourself a simple question, “Is My Job Going to be the Death of Me?”. While it is quite uncommon for a worker to keel over on the job, those instances when such tragedy happens lead some to question if the daily rigors of one’s employment hastened the death.

Why Bad Leaders Become CEOs

Career Realism

Last week on our weekly web TV series, Career Juice , we discussed the number one trait all CEOs possess. I assure you… the great, the bad, and even the down-right sinister – when it comes to leaders who become CEOs, all of them possess this trait.

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What to look for in a good recruitment agency?

Resume Bear

Recruitment agencies always play an important element in helping Companies to reach their business goals by finding the right people to fill the various roles they offer.

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The Perfect Ending

Careers Done Write

Job seekers everywhere stress over how to write a cover letter. Some dread the task of writing the letter so much that they forego the letter entirely. The cover letter is essential. Not only does it entice the reader to read your resume, it is a sample of your writing.

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Beefing Up the Resume vs. Hitting the Job Hunt Trail

The Job Quest

If your graduation date is looming or you are working to figure out the next step in your career, this post is for you. You may be feeling torn between taking action that fortifies your résumé and conducting a job search that consumes all your time. How do you decide what takes priority?

120 Seconds is All You Have to Ace the Interview

Career Realism

120 seconds. That’s how long it takes for an interviewer to decide whether they want to hire you or not. First impressions set the tone for the interview and in the majority of cases, once that impression is set, it is not usually turned around.

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25 Twitter Chats for Valuable Career Advice

Resume Bear

While some lucky college students find work right away, for most others, the idea of hitting the job market after graduation is a little intimidating if not downright scary. With competition tough and opportunities limited, finding a job can be difficult.

Finding a Job When You Don't Have Experience


If you have been looking for a job for a while, then you know the drill: You find a job offer you have the skills to meet, excitedly read through the requirements, only to find “three to five years of experience in the industry required.”

5 Must-Ask Questions for Potential New Employees

Career Copilot

5 Must-Ask Questions for Potential New Employees. Everyone has experienced an interview. When you think back on them, you can probably recall being asked the same questions. When most people conduct interviews, they stick to the same generic questions to try and get to know a candidate and learn how they would fit in with the company and the employees. But this process [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo.

Top 10 Executive Resume Branding Tips

Executive Career Brand

(The following is my latest article as the Personal Branding Expert at You’re suddenly facing a job search, so you rush right to your resume (if you can find it) to update it. But wait. You may not be ready to tackle your resume yet.


Resume Bear

People writing “your” when they mean “you’re” makes you cringe. The song “The Way I Are” makes your hair stand on end. You can’t read user comments on websites anymore because you can feel brain cells dying off just trying to make sense of them. You, dear friend, are a grammar geek.

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Setting Up the Perfect Informational Interview


Whether you have freshly graduated , or if you are re-entering the job market, you don’t have to wait until you see an employee listing to introduce yourself. Many people aren’t aware that you can request an informational interview, or where you even start the process.

Want to Be a Great People Manager? Don't Watch The Ball.

HR Capitalist

I've got a simple post today. It starts with sports and rapidly moves off that. Hang in there. You know what separates good and great coaches in team sports from average ones? They don't watch the ball.

3 Skills We Need to Make More Money

Career Realism

Last week, I did a presentation on the three reasons why some people make less money than their peers. FYI – You can watch the full recording for free if you have a subscription to CareerHMO.).