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6 Tips for Common Interview Mistakes

Career Alley

Interviewing is a two way street and your success will depend on your ability to answer the questions asked and asking the right questions. You need to listen to what the interviewer is saying and respond with answers that will convince them that you are the right person for the job. Facial expressions, eye contact and keywords that match the job description are all very important in the interview process.When you show up unprepared for a job interview, it doesn’t go unnoticed.

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Toxic Executive Job Search Beliefs: Personal branding is not for me

Executive Career Brand

You’re faced with an executive job search. You hear a lot about personal branding, but you don’t think it’s for you. Is this your mindset? “I I don’t need personal branding. I’m not a brand. I’m a person!”. You’re not a brand, but you HAVE a personal brand. We all do. We’re known for being certain kinds of people, with certain strengths, passions, values, and attributes. People rely on us for those things. Personal branding is no longer optional in job search.

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How To Turn A Job Rejection Into Success

Professional Resume Services

It stings when you are not hired after an interview for a job you really wanted. It stings even more when you are sure you are well-qualified for the position and have worked hard on your resume and interview skills. What you do with rejection is going to make a big impact on what happens next. Don’t Assume That You Are The Reason For Rejection. A company has to conduct interviews even if they already know someone inside the corporation is getting a position.

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The LinkedIn Headline: Your Brand in 120 Words or Less

Careers Done Write

Most parts of your LinkedIn profile are fairly straight-forward. Complete this, select that, edit thoughtfully, and you are on your way to a new LinkedIn profile. The stumbling block for many is the headline. You have 120 characters to brand yourself , get located through keywords, and attract the reader to explore the rest of your headline. That small space on your profile carries a lot of weight. Let’s tackle some of the common questions about the LinkedIn headline.

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A “Free Floating” Job Search Via The Net

Career Alley

Job search was a simple affair only in old times when people were employed even against their will. In modern times, in a “free floating” job search you can spend a very long time, although its variants have been significantly increased. For example, in recent years more and more of those willing to find a job try to find it through the Internet. Why is job search via the Internet becoming more popular?

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Stay Calm And Collected With The MindShift Gear’s Rotation 180º Travel Away Backpack

Ms. Career Girl

The post Stay Calm And Collected With The MindShift Gear’s Rotation 180º Travel Away Backpack appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. With a big trip ahead, one of my biggest concerns is making sure that I am on top of my packing game. A trusty packing trick is. to pack your carry on smartly. TravelAway helps you do exactly that. I have a big trip to London coming up and I would very much like to avoid the struggle and embarrassment from a poorly planned carry on situation.

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4 Steps to Thaw Out a Frozen #JobSearch

Career Trend

Frozen by the cold harsh realities of job search in today’s ever-shifting and often-brutal economic climate? Here are 4 counterintuitive steps you can take to help thaw things out: 1. Write thank-you letters or call someone (friend, family member, co-worker, former boss) to let them know you appreciate their impact in your life. It’s amazing what showing appreciation for […]. The post 4 Steps to Thaw Out a Frozen #JobSearch appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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5 Tips for Successful Job Search Networking

Career Alley

As you add contacts (or renew old contacts) during your job search, you should also “refresh” your relationships on a regular basis while looking for a job. This is important for everyone, but especially if you are currently unemployed. The “refresh” approach for each contact will depend on the nature of the relationship. For friends, relatives and business acquaintances, it is as easy as reminding them that you’re out there looking for a job.

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How to Do It All: Real Talk on Finding Balance

Ms. Career Girl

The post How to Do It All: Real Talk on Finding Balance appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. Our generation is known for finding meaning and balance in all that we do, both in and out of the workplace. Research has shown that we, Generation Y (those born in-between 1980 and 2000), value fulfillment over financial compensation. We care more about serving a greater economic or social purpose than we do about the size of our paycheck.

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You don’t just have to choose one career path

Career Makeover Coach

By Tai Goodwin – Margaret Lobenstine gets it – you don’t have to choose just one career! Renaissance Soul. Finally there’s a term that fits my workstyle. Back in high school, I used to cringe when people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. All I could think of was all the things I wanted to do. Writer, a teacher, a broadcast journalist, a fashion designer were all at the top of my list.

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How To Do Voicemail Professionally

Professional Resume Services

Are you one of the people they were talking about on NPR recently? Please Do Not Leave A Message: Why Millennials Hate Voice Mail is taking a look at the way that leaving a message is fast falling out of favor as a communication mode. You don’t have to be part of the Millennials to hate voice mail because it can be a sudden challenge you don’t do well. But there’s a problem with refusing to deal with voice mail because it is used in business all the time.

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Let’s Talk About Drag Queens at Work


So it might seem a little unusual to work with a cross-dresser in the cube next to you, but it may be a good thing for your organization. It’s also good for your organization to employ international workers, both men and women, those of different faiths and of different ages, ranging from Millennials to Seniors. Why is all this diversity so important?

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Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice: Ingredients to a Balanced Life

Ms. Career Girl

The post Sugar, Spice and Everything Nice: Ingredients to a Balanced Life appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. In the past, I’ve struggled to prioritize my job and my life. Sometimes we give up one for the other and usually it’s our life. But who says we can’t change that? About a month ago, I remember discussing the concept of work-life balance with a good friend of mine over coffee. My friend said to me, “You work too much, but I think it’s because you hide behind your work.”.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The truth is that it’s worth it whenever you speak out on your own behalf, whether or not anyone hears or responds, because you change your perception of yourself.”. Daphne Rose Kingma. As Ms. Kingma says it so eloquently, speaking up for yourself is, in itself, a victory. And it is the kind of victory where no one is defeated. Think of that the next time you need to stand up for yourself at work: it will be a win for you no matter what. 2014 Alan L. Sklover. All Rights Reserved.

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Chick-fil-A Manager Loses His *, Posts Ban of Slang Words in Store.

The HR Capitalist

There''s a Chick-fil-A manager somewhere out there tired of slang. . The post , submitted last week on Reddit, simply says, "I work at Chick-fil-A and Eric, our manager, is tired of our s*$t.". It is accompanied by the photo below of the supposed list of banned words. Some of the words include bruh, Ebola, fool, naw, Felicia, salty, childish, barely, I''m legally blind, and P.O.P hold it dine. Those crazy kids. See the list below. You''re not legally blind, and there''s no one here named Felicia.

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6 Companies Who Are Leading the Way with Their Employment Brand


Learn how to create a killer employment brand with our webinar Wednesday, November 12 at 12 PM CST. Click here to register. . Employment branding is a topic that is hard to define. The corporate masses have a hard enough time understanding what exactly human resources does so when you combine marketing and communications with one of the most misunderstood industries, I guess I can understand why there is so much misconception and miscommunication around the topic of employment branding.

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Career Makeover Strategies: January Lineup

Career Makeover Coach

Listen live on BlogTalk Radio for career advice, inspiration and tips. Here’s who’s coming to share in January: January 10th: Debra Shigley – Author of The Go-Getter Girl’s Guide. January 17th: Wendy Houser Blomseth – Are You Camera Ready? How to Take the Perfect Headshot. January 24th: Joyce Dungee Proctor – Author of Take Off the Limits. January 31st: Career Makeover Success Story- Nicole Newman, President/CEO of Newman Networks.

5 Ways to Evaluate Your Own Leadership Skills

Position Ignition

We can find it easy to form opinions on the bosses, managers, leaders in our work life because it’s somehow easier to form views on others’ leadership skills than it is to look at our own habits as leaders. This could be because a lot of us don’t know where to start when it comes to self-reflection. However, if we’re in a leadership position we owe it to ourselves and to our followers to learn how to evaluate our own skills as a leader.

TEST YOUR PEOPLE: What Are You Working On?

The HR Capitalist

Want a great way to understand if someone''s truly engaged by what they do for a living? Ask them the following question: What are you working on? The answer tells you all you need to know about whether someone''s engaged in their job or not. Let''s do a quick rundown of the possible responses and what it tells you about the person in front of you: 1. The person is quick with an answer and is excited to tell you about it. You''ve got an uber-engaged person in front of you. What am I working on?

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HR & Influence: Missing the Mark


I had a really good conversation with Crystal Miller last week about HR and how influence is tied into the industry. She told me that she believed HR has really missed the mark when it comes to influence and I tend to agree. We’re hyper focused on the status that influence might bring to us, but in many cases people are taking it too far, missing the real benefits. Some influencers use their status solely as a marketing gimmick.

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Why “2 Years of Experience” Applies to Entry-Level Jobs

The Job Quest

…and How It Helps Your Career. At times, I have heard this lament from college students who are applying for jobs: “Two years’ experience required? But it’s an entry level position! How can they expect that?” ” Companies can and do expect experienced candidates right out of college because of internships.

Using Color to Enhance Your Resume


I don’t see it very often, but using color on your resume can greatly enhance the overall effect and impact – if it’s done appropriately and professionally. I think people shy away from color because they simply don’t know how to use it in a way that still portrays them as a professional or they […]. Resume Resume Layouts

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Great Inappropriate Ad Campaigns of All Time.

The HR Capitalist

You ever see an old commercial and say, "what the". from the lens you have as a HR professional or manager of people? Case in point - my son is doing a project where they''ve been asked to plan to build a segment of the Great Wall of China. He has to name his company and went with the always hot "Dunn Construction Company". My big idea?

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Performance Management Basics for Small Businesses


Performance management can be equally stressful for managers and employees. One of the biggest problems with performance management is that we often see it as being solely about the annual review. This can be a big source of anxiety for employees who stress about the idea of having a whole year of work distilled down to a few pages once each year.

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On Saturday 8 November 2014 I led a workshop on job burnout for a conference, StressFullCompensation in Halifax, NS. A primary issue for this conference was the gradual progress in court rulings and legislation towards acknowledging stress and burnout as legitimate foundations for disability claims.

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10 Tips on Engaging Your Audience When Giving a Speech

Position Ignition

When we are on our feet giving a speech to whatever size of audience, it is absolutely crucial that we do our best to engage with those that we’re speaking to. Here are 10 tips to think about. At Work Issues Confidence

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Are Your Employees Ready for Democracy?

The HR Capitalist

That''s what I call a Veteran''s Day-related HR Capitalist post title. It''s Veteran''s Day. I''m hawkish when it comes to the military. A Grandpa I never knew died over Germany in WWII when the Super-Fortress he served on got shot down. Strong % of GDP towards military spending? Check. Bullish on the ability to launch planes from America and go anywhere on the globe? Check. Here''s where it gets complicated.

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The Value of Ambiverted Leadership


A lot has been written about introverts and extroverts. You can quickly take an online assessment to see which category best describes you and then draw our own conclusions. But, you probably won’t be completely satisfied with how you’re described. That’s because no “score” adequately describes who you are. You’re not a robot that can be parsed into ones and zeros and stuffed into a spreadsheet.

Short and Tweet: How to Improve Your Twitter Profile for Your Career

The Undercover Recruiter

With time seeming at an ever-higher premium, it can be hard to find time to improve your career prospects whilst studying or working full-time. With Twitter, however, you can do it in only 140-characters. Follow potential employers: If you’re thinking about a career change or looking for a graduate job at a specific company, make […]. Short and Tweet: How to Improve Your Twitter Profile for Your Career. Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog.

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Honing Your Entrepreneurial Skills: Self-Discipline

Water Cooler Wisdom

This post is one in a series of tips designed to help small business owners better-navigate the challenges of today’s startup environment and is sponsored by Canon MAXIFY – the printer lineup crafted to help small business owners increase productivity so that they can focus on everything else that matters. A recent article in the Journal of Personality featured a 2013 study on self-control conducted by Wilhelm Hoffman. 

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Recent Career Development Research on Physical Disabilities

Career Key

In honor of National Disability Employment Awareness Month and Veterans Day November 11, I gleaned some practice tips from recent research studies on physical disability and career development. The goal is to inform and link career development practitioners working with disabled clients to research and resources they may not be aware of. Why should we pay attention to disability in career development? In 2005, one in five U.S. residents reported some level of disability (U.S.

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Legacy Thinking in Human Resources


Legacy, have you ever thought about that word? It means a couple of different things. There are two definitions that are relevant to my meaning in this post. The first is a noun and it is anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor. The second meaning is an adjective and that is of or pertaining to old or outdated computer hardware, software, or data that, while still functional, does not work well with up-to-date systems.

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How to Transform a Millennial Employee into a Leader

The Undercover Recruiter

Many employers often see employees of the millennial generation (those born post-1985) as unreliable, egocentric and in perpetual need of instant gratification. This is not necessarily the case, according to David D. Bernstein, author of the book “Fast Future: How the Millennial Generation is Shaping our World.” ” In his book, Bernstein says millennials are forging […]. How to Transform a Millennial Employee into a Leader.

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10 Reasons To Leave Your Desk At Lunch

Career Realism

Do you eat your lunch at your desk every day? Do you feel that you can’t spare even 30 minutes, much less an hour, away from your computer? Are you afraid that you might miss an e-mail or not make a deadline because you took your lunch away from your desk? Related: Demanding Job? 5 Tips For Maintaining Work-Life Balance. I admit, I have been guilty of not taking time for myself at lunchtime. I don’t know why I thought anything in my inbox was more important than my health or sense of wellbeing.

2014 88

12 Crucial Factors to Career Satisfaction

Boomers Next Step

Education expands one's career opportunities and skill set but isn't exactly a guarantor of contentment or success. While degrees open doors, they don't necessarily mean a particular position — or even path — will ultimately prove the most viable, comfortable fit. Some pretty basic factors need meeting before true happiness settles in. Basic factors requiring give […]. Careers Ageism Business career

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Manner Monday: #Foodie Photos


Every Monday Blogging4Jobs invites our resident Etiquette Expert, CareySue Vega ( @Etiquette101 ), to share tips when it comes to etiquette in the workplace during our own Manner Monday segment. This segment is for the practitioner who is focused on creating a more etiquette-friendly environment. . I often hear things along the lines of ‘old-fashioned’, ‘out-dated’, ‘irrelevant’, when hearing people talk about Etiquette.

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How Can Web Data Change the Recruitment Game?

The Undercover Recruiter

The recruitment industry has faced a variety of new trends over the last decade. The rise of social media and the economy of ideas has led to the market that is far more candidate driven. Due to sites such as LinkedIn and others, it is now much easier for candidates to approach the decision makers […]. How Can Web Data Change the Recruitment Game? Undercover Recruiter - Career & Recruitment Blog. Recruitment data resources industry job openings web data

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