Sat.Jan 07, 2012 - Fri.Jan 13, 2012

How to Practice Social Media Etiquette

Resume Bear

Are there really rules for etiquette on social media? As children we are all usually told to mind our P’s & Q’s. Etiquette is crucial whether its online, offline or otherwise – and very little changes throughout our lives.

Disrupting Your Resume

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “I feel like the resume is a good book I want to read again. It looked great the first time, but I know I’ll get more out of it when I read through it several more times.” ” The above quote was the BEST gift I could have received during any given business [.] No related posts.

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New Year Resolutions Professionals SHOULD Make

Ms. Career Girl

What resolutions should you be making in the new year? When the calendar flipped to 2012, it ushered in a new year of potential and possibilities. As a job seeker looking to take the next step in your career, now is the time to make a resolution to turn the new year into a successful one.

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15 Conversation Starters That Make Networking Events Great


Beat the biggest problem people have with networking events. Some ideas on how to break the ice at your next networking event or just on the street.

Ways to Spot a Job Scam

Resume Bear

For the unemployed, job scams are like a kick in the shins when you’re already down. Unfortunately, with thousands of resumes posted on job boards, chances are scammers will get a hold of your information from time to time. It’s bound to happen — but don’t let it get you down.

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Study: How Do Employers Manage Social Media?

Resume Bear

Social media has become a major player in recruitment (and well, everything else), so it is important to understand how companies are using it today.

5 Things to Consider When Writing Your Resume

Corn on the Job

Hank Clark is a master’s level career counselor. He is internationally certified as a Career Management Practitioner (CMP) by the Institute for Career Certification International and has been recognized as a National Certified Counselor (NCC) through the National Board for Certified Counselors.

3 Great Activities to Keep Your Job Search Moving – And They’re Not Job Search Related!

Career Realism

Sometimes job searches can wear on a person’s motivation to keep moving forward, especially if the search has lasted for weeks or months. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at Job Search advice career expert job search

The 4 Types Of Resumes

Professional Resume Services

When it comes to writing resumes, you’ll have to decide before you start writing just what type of resume you want to have. There are 4 popular types of resumes and each one fulfills a specific function quite well. Chronological Resume – Perhaps the most popular resume type because it lists your work history

Online Reputation and Your Search for a New Job

Resume Bear

While the nation’s unemployment numbers have showed signs of improvement in recent months, there are still millions and millions of Americans in search of a job.

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12 Reasons to Take Unpaid Internships

Corn on the Job

Do you want to know who was heavily against unpaid internships in 2008? Oh, that would be me. And what do I mean by, ‘heavily’? I guess I mean that I flew across the country to San Francisco just to inform certain department managers that interns were to be compensated for their work.

How to Ace the Panel Interview

Career Realism

Had a call for a panel interview recently? The mere thought of fielding a whole team of interviewers can be enough to put your stomach in knots. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at Interviewing advice career expert interview job search

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Ten Reasons Why Your Resume Isn’t Working

Career Solvers

I don’t know what it is about resumes. People seem to get so caught up in what they think a resume “should” be that they overlook what a resume can be…an entree to a new role, a new career, a new life.

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Post-College Career Searching in Tough Economic Times

Resume Bear

Career searching is a daunting task under the best of circumstances. Students and recent college graduates can be particularly vulnerable to the anxiety and stress that comes with searching for the ideal career.

How To Deal With Criticism


Criticism can be hard to deal with especially in the workplace, but if you can learn to handle criticism you have learnt a great skill. If we let it, criticism can help us to learn more about ourselves and how we do things and grow as people. Is It Fair? Is the criticism fair?

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4 Ways to Avoid Looking Like a Job Hopper on Your Resume

Career Realism

If you have had a series of jobs lasting one to two years, then you may look like a job hopper and these are big red flags on your resume. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at Resume & Cover Letter advice career expert hopper job resume search

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Should I make myself younger to compete in job market?

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: I work for a large aerospace company. We just lost our contract and everyone in our location has been offered the option of moving from California to Maryland or taking severance. I elected severance.

Have A Blog? 3 Ways to Get It Noticed

Resume Bear

You may have read here that having a blog can be beneficial factor in your job search (or career). In addition, you have been told here the reasons blogging are numerous and here on how to get started.

The power of value in salary negotiations

Write Solution

One of the best parts of writing resumes for folks; I frequently get to meet extended families. I’ve written for husband and wives and sons and daughters and brothers and sisters, and fraternity and sorority brothers and sisters and many combinations of the above.

Position Yourself for a Promotion

Career Realism

Position yourself for a promotion today! The most important thing you can do in your current role is to under promise and over deliver. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at Climbing the Ladder advice career expert job promotion salary search

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Finding Alternative Funding Options to Pay For Your Career

Position Ignition

If you are considering a career change there are many avenues and options which you need to consider. How you will fund it is one. Thanks to TotalProfessions, they have shared with us initially their thoughts around how to get funding via loans or by getting your company to fund you through your studies. Here are some alternative places to look for funding: Research Councils.

Social Recruiting: Advice From A COO

Resume Bear

We all know social recruiting is on the rise (see here, here and here for more advice on social job seeking).

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Measuring Job Hunt Success: The Unsolicited Call

The Job Quest

While on Twitter last week, an interesting tweet by recruiter and social media strategist Steve Levy caught my eye: The first part of his tweet makes perfect sense and is something that I have talked about here , but the second part — the “unsolicited call” — intrigued me.

4 Things Every Employer Loves to Hear From a Candidate

Career Rocketeer

If you’re a job seeker on this site, I know exactly what you’re looking for. You could be perusing your favorite blog or double-checking your Facebook newsfeed, but you’re here instead – looking for what exactly it takes to get hired today (tomorrow works too, right?). Unfortunately, there is no single magic spell or formula that can guarantee [.]. Featured Interviews SEO1

3 Things Bad Career Coaches Don’t Want You to Know

Career Realism

The career coaching industry is like any industry: There are the good, the bad, and the ugly. And that last group gives us all a bad name! To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at Job Search advice blog career coach expert job search

Dealing with Poorly Performing Coworkers

Resume Bear

You’re a professional, right? You go to work and do your job – and you take pride in putting forth the effort to do it well. It’s a reality of the work world, however, that some people are content to coast. Watching a colleague dodge his duties can be aggravating.

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4 Ways to Prevent Office Weight Gain


You sit at an office desk all day, making phone calls and working on important projects. If not closely monitored, this sedentary working environment coupled with access to break room treats often leads to weight gain.

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How Employers View Your Online Presence

Career Rocketeer

It’s common to hear, these days, about how important a strong online presence can be in a job search… and it is! It’s highly likely, in today’s job market, that at some point in the hiring process, a potential employer will look you up on LinkedIn and “Google” your name to see what they find. [.]. Personal Branding SEO1

Are You Offensive When You Network?

Career Realism

If this sounds like your networking behavior, it might be time to work with a coach who can help you polish up your approach during a job search. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at Networking advice career coach expert job mania network search

Stressful Job? How to Find Inner Peace at Work.

Resume Bear

When you’re having a particularly high-stress day at work (or maybe that’s every day), sometimes you just have to take a minute to do something for yourself. It’s OK to stop and breathe. Deep down you might even the chaos because, well, a job without a challenge can be terribly boring.

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Should You Hire People Based on Puzzles, Riddles and Other Trendy Tricks?

HR Capitalist

You've seen the questions. How much wood would a woodchuck code if a woodchuck could sling code? Or some S*## like that. Google and some other trendy companies are famous for having riddles and complicated brainteasers as a part of their hiring process. The theory goes that the answer is less important than the thought process behind how a candidate articulates his/her answer.

When to Go to Human Resources?

Career Makeover Coach

Guest Post: Amy Chambers writes in association with Join Insurance (, the recruitment wing of RBS Insurance. If you’re interested in opportunities in the insurance jobs sector then visit their website today. It’s an exciting challenge to start a new job – especially if it’s your first experience of employment. There’s loads to remember and [.]. Managing Your Career Winning at Work career management human resources tag1

4 Reasons to Throw Away Your Past

Career Realism

Why do we hold on to the past? Especially, when it comes to our careers? I am amazed at how many unhappy professionals cling to their past. To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at Choosing a Career Path Climbing the Ladder advice career change choice expert job path search

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How To Deal With A Difficult Boss


Have you got a difficult boss? Do you find it hard to work with your boss or feel that you cannot do anything right? Having a difficult boss can make life hard. At the end of the day, you want to have a good relationship with your boss as they (directly or indirectly) pay your wages.

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