Sat.Feb 18, 2012 - Fri.Feb 24, 2012

25 Brand Experts You Should Follow on Twitter

Resume Bear

Social media is an incredibly important part of any branding strategy, so of course Twitter is a great spot to interact with brand experts in their natural element.

5 Ways To Job Hunt Without Really Trying

Career Copilot

5 Ways To Job Hunt Without Really Trying If spending hours upon hours looking for a job online is getting old and not leading to many—if any—worthwhile interviews, it may be time to change your strategy. Sometimes a fresh approach can open new doors and present opportunities you would never have come across before. And the best part? These tips don’t require you [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. job hunting

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5 ways to be a team player

Cube Rules

photo credit: lumaxart. Success in business requires that you understand how to be a leader and how to be a team player.

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20 Job Search Tips for 2012 College Graduates

Corn on the Job

I want to tell you about a conversation that I once overheard. The day was March 15, 2005, my college graduation day.

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Is Your Former Boss Badmouthing You to Potential Employers?

Resume Bear

In this competitive job market, everything in your job-seeking arsenal must be spot-on: resume, cover letter, even your interview attire.

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45 Inspiring Career Blogs for College Students

Resume Bear

College , ostensibly, prepares participants for their chosen career paths, but tracking down the right entry-level positions comes burdened with its own set of protocols, strategies, and insights, all of which might seem impregnable to the recent graduate.

Some advice on taking advice

Penelope Trunk

A while back, someone was interviewing me and asked me if I’ve tried yoga. Right now a zillion people are thinking I’m writing about them. Because so many people, in the middle of an interview, will decide they need to recommend to me that I do yoga.

Volunteering = Career Development

Ms. Career Girl

I have always been a volunteer. I have just simply believed in the importance of giving time and resources when and if you are able. I have had the pleasure of serving on the Associates Board for Working in the Schools (WITS), a literacy nonprofit in Chicago, for the past three years.

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10 Big Differences Between the Job Search of Today and Yesterday

Career Rocketeer

Google Has Replaced the Resume Recruiters are now using Google and LinkedIn searches to find talent, instead of paying for job-board or talent databases, like they used to do. In fact, many companies are even mandating that every new application go through a Google screening process. So that means the first page of your Google [.]. Featured Job Search SEO1

Report on Millennials: Young, Underemployed & Optimistic

Resume Bear

The Pew Research Center recently released a report including findings from a survey of over 800 young adults, ages 18-34. The survey was conducted in late December 2011 and revealed facts about Generation Y and the workplace.

‘Unretirement’ Fuels Growth of Small Business, Creates Jobs

Boomers Next Step

Baby Boomers — all 88 million of them in the U.S. and Canada – will redefine traditional retirement. The first boomers turned 65 in 2011, and year after year for the next 18 years, masses of them will choose to work beyond the ages of 62 to 65, the range long thought of as retirement. Entrepreneurs Franchising

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5 Things You Should Be Doing if You’re Unemployed

Career Realism

Are you unemployed? Don't just skim job postings everyday. work on your job skills! Here are five ways to make yourself more hireable. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Job Search advice career job network path search skills tip unemployment volunteer

Job Search Tips from the Harvard Business Review

Career Rocketeer

A member of a LinkedIn group shared a post on the Harvard Business Review’s website “Nine Things Successful People Do Differently’ by Heidi Grant Halvorson. I have adapted several of her points with a focus on job seekers. GET SPECIFIC: A successful job search requires discipline. It is imperative that your efforts center around specific jobs, [.]. Job Search SEO1

The Job Search, College Student Perspective: Today Vs. 10 Years Ago

Resume Bear

The job search has changed so much over the past 10 years. Although I was not actively searching for a job 10 years ago, I can’t imagine my job search today without many tools that have only been around for the past few years.

Do Your Fears Hamper Your Job Search?

The Job Quest

“But Mommy, I’m afraid they’re going to laugh at me! That is a sentiment I’ve heard expressed from my daughter a number of times in her short life. Any time something happens that sets her apart from the others, this fear springs to her mind.

4 Job Search Alternatives to Applying Online

Career Realism

On the job search? But believe it or not, if you’re serious about getting a callback, applying online simply isn’t good enough. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Job Search advice application apply employment expert job online search tip

Bound by a confidentiality/non-disclosure agreement

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: I signed a confidentiality/non-disclosure agreement with my current employer. I am not allowed to share information about clients, value of client contracts, or products under development. That really limits how I can show accomplishments on my résumé Is there a way around this?

Follow-up or Follow Up? Improve Your Post-Interview Technique

JobMob

Because how you follow up after an interview is more important than you think. And if you’re wondering about the age-old question in the title of this article, see the answer below… ). This is a guest post by Carolyn K.

Bringing Sexy (and Smart!) Back with Four Eyes

Ms. Career Girl

Many women feel that they get more respect at work when they wear their eyeglasses. There’s even been talk that wearing glasses in an interview gives you an edge because the perception (read: stereotype!) is that people who wear glasses “appear” more intelligent.

How to Act After Getting a Rejection Letter

Career Realism

Got another rejection letter? Don't go about it the wrong way! Here's a look at how you should act after receiving a rejection letter. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Job Search advice career expert job letter rejection search tip

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Why LinkedIn is More Important than Facebook or Twitter

The Undercover Recruiter

In a study from Performics (carried out by ROI Research ), 59 per cent of respondents say LinkedIn is their most important account on social networks. This is a big gain from last year's survey when only 41 per cent said LinkedIn is their number one.

Résumé Help - Profile Polish…No Pronouns Please!

Careers Done Write

The first several lines of Ben’s résumé could be putting his job search on hold. If Ben made changes using basic résumé guidelines, he could overcome this problem. Résumé guidelines are not arbitrary.

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Would You Hire You?

Career Rocketeer

Catherine Byers Breet, founder of Arbez, does a number of excellent presentations on an effective job search around the Minneapolis area. One of her presentations is titled: Would you hire you? Although I haven’t seen her presentation, the title intrigues me and raises an excellent question that many job seekers don’t think through enough as they [.]. Personal Branding Job Search SEO1

Resume Tips for Job Seekers Over 50

Career Realism

The way your resume is crafted can quickly reveal to an employer your age or signal to an employer you are not current with today’s workplace. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Resume & Cover Letter age job resume search seasoned seeker tip

Are You Making These 5 Common Interview Mistakes?

The Undercover Recruiter

Interviewing for a new job is stressful, to say the least, and that goes for everyone involved. Prospective employees come in with their game face on, dressed and ready to impress potential employers.

3 Tips for Getting Over the Generation Y Stigma in the Job Market

Career Copilot

3 Tips for Getting Over the Generation Y Stigma in the Job Market Millennials. Digital Natives. Echo Boomers. Generation Y, that subset of the population born between 1980 and 2000, has been given a lot of nicknames that sketch an outline of a group that is tech-savvy, connected, better educated and more diverse than any previous American generational class. So, with so much going for them, why [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. Career Development job hunting

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Children need love. especially when they deserve it least.”. Unknown. Ever sat next to a crying child on an airplane? Ever spent a day with a teenager with a bad case of “the grumblies?” More than ever, that’s when they need the funny face, the silly smile, or the humongous hug.

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How to Write a Skills-Based Resume

Career Realism

Are you writing your resume? Learn why honing in on particular experience and skills shows how they can apply to a new career track. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Resume & Cover Letter advice career choice expert job path resume search skill tip

How To Prepare for Your Job Interview [8 Useful Tips]

The Undercover Recruiter

When you go for a job interview, it is very important that you are prepared and confident for it. It is necessary to be confident in a job interview so that you can deliver your best.

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5 Tips for Preparing for a Professional Networking Event

Career Copilot

5 Tips for Preparing for a Professional Networking Event Networking plays an important role in any professional’s career, which means attending events is vital to making new contacts, to developing career leads, and to staying abreast with what is going on in the local community. Unfortunately, with the advent of social networking sites – Twitter, LinkedIn, and even Facebook – some have forgotten the [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. Career Development

Making a Living Doing What you Love

Position Ignition

The other day I read an inspiring story about one woman’s career strategy ~ making a living doing what she loves; she now has a fulfilling career as a freelance journalist.

Resume Cliches: What to Avoid and Why

Career Realism

What is the biggest resume cliche? Learn what to avoid when writing your resume with these tips from one of our career experts. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Resume & Cover Letter advice career cliche expert job resume search skill

3 Steps to Writing a Winning LinkedIn Headline

Career Rocketeer

I got an email this week asking about how to write a really catchy LinkedIn professional headline. Their original idea was this: Experienced leader, change agent and recent University of San Diego Graduate; searching for a business leadership position in a multinational corporation with responsibility for implementation of strategic growth initiatives. Here are some problems with it. It’s [.]. Social Media Personal Branding SEO1

Green Career Tip: Your Green Career Direction: Three Ways to Stop Wandering in the Wilderness

Green Career Central

When it comes to finding your green career focus… -Are you feeling lost in the wilderness? Are you wandering around in the forest trying to find your direction? Are you feeling like you can’t see the forest for the trees?