Sat.Mar 31, 2012 - Fri.Apr 06, 2012

8 Tips to Shine in Interviews

Career Copilot

8 Tips to Shine in Interviews In today’s competitive job market, prospective hires need to do everything in their power to stand out from the crowd if they want to land the position of their choice. In more forgiving employment opportunities applicants simply didn’t have to work as hard as they do today. An applicant with an impressive work history could [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo.

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The Social Media Interview, what Employers and Employees should know

Resume Bear

By Pedram Tabibi. Imagine landing a job interview. How do you prepare yourself? You might read about the company, prep for questions, bring your résumé and arrive on time. Then, the interviewer begins by asking for the username and password of all your social media accounts. Surprised? Don’t be.

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9 Ways to Make the Wrong Impression on Your First Day

Career Realism

We humans are judgmental beings, and we judge fast. How fast? When it comes to hiring: Recruiters spend six seconds per resume before deciding whether an applicant is a good fit. Interviewers “know” within 10 seconds whether a candidate is right for the job.

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Pursuing a Cyber Security Career

Careers Done Write

The following is a guest post by Erin Palmer, a contributor to U.S. News University Directory. The following represents the views and opinions of the source and does not necessarily reflect the views of Careers Done Write.

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How current is that job search advice? | Responding to the dinosaurs.

Write Solution

Yesterday, I shared a university career center assessment of a cutting-edge, targeted, focused, differentiating career-marketing document I created for a soon-to-graduate student client. You can read more detail about the document here.

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How current is that job search advice? | Beware the dinosaur.

Write Solution

photo by mcdittx via Flickr. I recently worked with a soon-to-gradate, elementary school teacher. She came as a referral from a close friend of hers. When working with students, I’m careful to explain my approach to resume creation and the reality of Job Search 2012.

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Top 10 Social Media Influencers to Follow on Twitter

Resume Bear

The Internet is an ongoing conservation full of ideas, news and tools. The conversations is always happening and Twitter is a way to participate in the dialogue of exchanging ideas. For social media marketers, it’s important to tune into the leaders in your field.

3 Most Important Things to Do in a Job Interview

Career Realism

A job interview can be a nerve-racking experience, especially when you have been removed from the job market for an extended period of time. It is one thing to sell on paper with the resume and another thing to sell in person at the interview.

Career Key Career Test & New Career Information Links to the 2012-2013 Occupational Outlook Handbook

Career Key

The Career Key's valid career test and online career assessment now links to the latest career information from the new 2012-13 Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) released late last week.

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13 Best HR Metrics Formula Examples


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5 legal issues for Twitter users

Resume Bear

Legally tweeting: 5 legal issues for Twitter users. By Pedram Tabibi ? March 30, 2012. Twitter’s popularity is growing by the day, and the Tweet is now a daily (and preferred) method of communication for many.

How to Cover Employment Gaps on Your Resume

Career Realism

At some time in our careers, we will all have a gap in our employment history—maybe a few weeks or months, maybe a few years. A gap can occur because of a layoff, a family emergency, a health issue, a desire to further education and many other excellent reasons.

What To Do In a Job You Don’t Like

Career Copilot

What To Do In a Job You Don’t Like There are more dignified ways to work at an office where you don’t like your job that don’t include throwing a hissy fit and death stares at anyone who asks you to do something – though I’m sure we’ve all had days where we do that, whether we like our job or not. But we’ve [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. Career Development happiness job advice job satisfaction jobs life and balance

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Résumé Help: Clean Up Your Résumé

Careers Done Write

It was challenging to sort through the cluttered presentation to find Gary’s skills and accomplishments. The first step is to clean up this résumé! With two fonts, three font sizes, inconsistent tabbing, and many other issues, it is tough to read this document quickly.

How functional is your workspace at work? At home?

Resume Bear

Whether they’re stuck in a time warp, distracting, or just plain depressing, many work-spaces around the nation aren’t exactly boosting productivity.

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New Boss, New Career Opportunities

Career Realism

The one thing you can count on in business is nothing ever stays the same. That goes for the boss , too. Bosses come and they go even when your job remains in place. In some businesses, they come and go so fast they feel like a hit and run.

How I decide where to focus my energy

Penelope Trunk

Melissa’s in China, which means I have to wake up at four in the morning to talk, which means we have no phone calls, and her emails are unsatisfyingly delayed. I miss her. She is with Steven , who I think is buying her a ring.

Resign Your Job without Ending Your Career

Careers Done Write

Most of us, at one point in our career, fantasize about quitting a job in a bombastic, dramatic, or humorous fashion. Remember the Jerry Maguire mission statement about the sports agencies? Or, how about the “ I quit song " from the movie, “That Thing You Do?”

Search Engines Every College Student Needs

Resume Bear

While the big names like Google and Yahoo will likely always rule the search engine market, sometimes you want something a little more focused when it comes to finding what you need on the web. That’s where these niche search engines come in handy.

3 Doors Down: Where Do People Like Keith Olbermann Go After a 3rd Firing?

HR Capitalist

Talented people who don't suffer fools well in your organization. They can't keep their mouth shut even a little bit and get along, and over a relatively short period of time they wear out their welcome in your organization. Eventually, you have to fire them. They got voted off the island.

Using Your Resume To Sell Yourself

Professional Resume Services

While most of us recognize the need for our resume to showcase our talents when it comes to applying for jobs, not many of us know the right way to go about really selling ourselves.

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5 Ways You’ve Made Yourself Obsolete – And what to do about it


Why can't employers see that our experience and wisdom makes us more valuable than someone 20 years our junior? There are ways to avoid ageism, because we largely cause much of it ourselves. Here are 5 ways you're made yourself obsolete and. Continued at [link].

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ResumeBear: 20 Impressive & Inspiring Productivity Experts on Twitter

Resume Bear

At some point, everyone – not just over-scheduled students, parents, and professionals – struggles with time management, organizing, and other components of a productive lifestyle.

We Know You Don't Mean to Discriminate - But Are You Biased Underneath the Hood?

HR Capitalist

Here's a interesting concept related to the law on unintended consequences in HR. Let's say you've done all the awareness training about discrimination of all forms. Your company is doing better about overt forms of discrimination, everyone's playing the game and dotting the i's and crossing the t's.

Can You Really Use Twitter for Your Job Search?

Career Rocketeer

A few weeks ago I interviewed a designer named Hal Thomas who got a job using Twitter. To see the replay, you can visit it here: [link] I had MANY questions about the use of Twitter in the job search that we simply didn’t have time to answer. So I’m going to answer them here. If you’re [.]. Social Media Job Search Joshua Waldman SEO1

4 Ways to Source Keywords for Your Resume

Career Solvers

Keywords for resumes refer to the buzzwords or search terms that recruiters and hiring managers are using to source candidates for their open positions. Keywords generally relate to skills that are specific to the job function, industry, or business environment.

Toppled: 21 Signs Employee Engagement is Broken

David Zinger

Questioning Engagement. A participant at a mining conference I presented at in South Africa asked what happens when the Pyramid of Engagement is broken. It was an excellent question that created a small epiphany for me about an inverted pyramid. Here is an upside down picture of the pyramid of engagement. It represents employee engagement falling away or draining out of an organization.

Ambition: Value The Folks In Your Organization Who Are Dissatisfied (In a Good Way).

HR Capitalist

"You go out to eat, can't pay, y'all can't leave There's dishes in the back, he gotta roll up his sleeves But while y'all washin', watch him He gon' make it to a Benz out of that Datsun He got that ambition, baby look in his eyes This week he's moppin' floors, next week it's the fries.".

Are Cover Letters Old-Fashioned?

Careers Done Write

Although cover letters are a long-standing part of the job search, they are not outmoded. Cover letters or cover emails are more relevant today than ever. Job seekers are facing steep competition in today’s job market. A misstep will cost you a job.

How to Be the Center of Attention at Work (without freaking out!)


At work, it’s great to get a little recognition now and then. However, being the center of attention is tough if your work team is comprised of over achievers or if you’re surrounded by employees who regularly claim the spotlight by pouting or freaking out about work projects.

Don’t Be A Jerk On Linkedin

Tim's Strategy

Do you smell something? Every once in a while I have an interaction on LinkedIn that I simply can’t explain. I work back through how it all got started, tracing my steps, my comments and the way that I attempted to reach out to someone. I did it right. .

Why You’re Not Called When You’re The “Perfect” Candidate


If you've ever been frustrated that you weren't called (or emailed) when you were "perfect" for a job. there's probably a reason you weren't called. Learn why employers and recruiters don't see your perfect fit. Continued at [link]. Featured Resumes reCareered Blog career career change career coach cover letter employer getting noticed hiring Job job search Planning recruiter research Resume

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“Does an employee have a right to privacy about performance reviews and performance improvement plans?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: Hi, Alan. A co-worker of mine named Mary is on a Performance Improvement Plan. Her former manager, Lisa, has left the company, but is sharing the fact of Mary’s Performance Improvement Plan with other people, both inside and outside the company. Mary feels that what Lisa is doing is an invasion of her privacy, and a violation of the company’s confidentiality policy. Mary has asked HR to intervene, but they have not done so.

Don’t Ignore Your Emotions at Work!


Growing up, you were likely told not to let little things get to you. If you are like most others, you missed that day in school when they actually taught you step-by-step, how to be successful at this. You can’t and shouldn’t turn your emotions off at work. After all, you are human!