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Finishing Your Job Search Plan Lists – Lesson 2

Career Alley

When I was in college I worked part time in a bank as a teller (long before automated coin counters were invented). I remember this guy coming into the branch with this huge plastic bag filled with coins he had collected. Of course we did not take loose coins and I gave this guy a bunch of coin wrappers so that he could wrap the coins before trying to deposit them.

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Four Tips for Defining Your Value

Hiring Technical People

I say in Manage Your Job Search and Six Tips for Editing Your Resume that you have to fill in the details of your resume. It’s the details that count. Here are three tips that might help: For every line on your resume, what action did you take that added value to the project or organization? Think about it. If you didn’t add value to the project or organization, should that line be there? What are the details that make that line on your resume come alive?

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Why Everybody Wins When You Raise Your Rates

Career Makeover Coach

Almost nothing strikes more fear into coaches, consultants, and holistic practitioners than the phrase, “raise your rates” I know that it can feel uncomfortable to raise your rates. However, it is also uncomfortable when you can’t pay your bills, can’t take care of your family or go to sleep every night trying to decide if […]. The post Why Everybody Wins When You Raise Your Rates appeared first on Tai Goodwin. Bankable Brillance Prosperity charging fees money rate

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NEW BOOK! 20 Little-Known, Insider Tips to Accelerate Executive Job Search

Executive Career Brand

Is your executive job search taking too long? Are you getting too few interviews, or none at all? If you answered “Yes” to both questions, it’s time to turbo-charge your search with the advice in my new ebook: 20 Little-Known, Insider Tips to Accelerate Your Executive Job Search. and Land a 6 Figure Job Faster! For instance, do you know: How to use LinkedIn to find employees at the companies you’re targeting?

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Putting Your Job Search Plan to Work – Lesson 3

Career Alley

When I was a kid growing up in Brooklyn, the 4th of July was a big deal and, if you didn’t have fireworks (illegal as they were), it was a big deal - you were considered a woose (look that one up in the Urban Dictionary if you need to). Pretty much every teenager knew where to get fireworks and it was somewhat of a competition as to who had the most and best fireworks. One year, my best friend and I scored some smoke bombs which were pretty neat.

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3 Tips for a Resume Recipe Revamp

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter The struggle when revamping a recipe is akin to the angst when rebuilding your resume. Recently, in a lively Facebook discussion, I learned how to make a better egg dish. The processes I underwent mirrors what I see careerists face when cooking up a new resume – whether they hire a professional […] The post 3 Tips for a Resume Recipe Revamp appeared first on Executive Resume Writing Service.

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Transitioning to a New Role: How to Interview

Hiring Technical People

There’s a comment in Interview Questions for Program Managers. What should I do if I have experience relevant to being a program manager, but I haven’t been a program manager? How do I answer these questions? (I I had posted a number of potential questions a hiring manager could ask a program manager in that post.). That question is the more specific question of “How do I transition to a new role. How do I interview for it?”

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Protecting Your Identity While Job Hunting

Career Alley

Nineteen people become victims of identity theft every minute of every day, according to Hunting for a job can put you at risk, since you’re giving out information to a lot of people. You don’t need to end up a victim of ID theft just to find work, though. You can protect your identity while job hunting by taking some simple precautions to keep your personal information safe. Only Give Out What’s Absolutely Required.

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Bankable Brilliance: What Kind of Infoproduct Should I Create?

Career Makeover Coach

Thinking about adding an infoproduct to your offerings? One of the first questions to answer if you are planning on selling information products is what kind of product do you want to create. This needs to be answered in two ways: Choosing your product’s purpose and then deciding the best delivery format. Many people make the mistake […]. The post Bankable Brilliance: What Kind of Infoproduct Should I Create? appeared first on Tai Goodwin.

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Improve Your Social Networking Skills Posted

Hiring Technical People

I gave a talk at the Action Networking group a few weeks ago. I promised to post my slides, and I finally have. Improve Your Social Networking Skills is up on slideshare. I do not claim to have the best social networking skills. I am a work in progress. However, I am improving them, daily. Agile Job Search career development interpersonal skills Manage Your Job Search network

Resume Help: Results Sell!

Careers Done Write

Today we are examining the resume of an accomplished technical project manager. He has led multi-million dollar software implementations for the Department of Defense and led the development of a back-end system that processes two to three million financial transactions daily. He’s the kind of manager that would be an asset to any employer. However, his former resume was mind-numbing. It was five pages of information, just like the snippet that is inserted below.

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7 Job Search Apps You Don’t Want to Miss

Career Alley

Finding a job has never been is harder with recent job cuts, lay-offs and mass redundancies. Competition has increased with the Internet – it has never been easier to conduct a job search and submit your resume. You have to be more competitive to get an interview and land a job in a good company. There are three major steps in a job search process: : creating the perfect curriculum vitae (or resume), finding and applying for a job vacancy and successfully completing the interview process.

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3 Reasons You Might Need Help With Online Branding

Professional Resume Services

Online branding is hard to avoid if you are going to be involved with society. It’s actually happening whether or not you want it to, because some of your information is probably online already. Don’t believe me? Try doing a search on your name — I’ll wait. This is why you need to “own” your online brand.

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We are so, so, so Pleased to Announce.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Our Millionth Visitor! By calculating the number of Blog Visitors we have each day, and carefully monitoring their ever-increasing numbers on Google Analytics, we can confidently announce the significant milestone we have reached today. From 216 countries, from every continent other than Antarctica, and all with the same goal in mind – Learning how to Navigate and Negotiate for Themselves At Work™ – we have all surely and proudly grown into. A Movement of Sorts.

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Excluded from a Client Meeting

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: My boss announced at the weekly department meeting that one of our top clients is coming for a visit. He said that all account executives should come to the conference room and introduce themselves. They are serving coffee and pastries. Then he tells me and another person that he knows we are swamped with the rollout report and we don’t have to go. Maybe I am paranoid, but I think he does not want me there. I mean it only takes five minutes to walk in and introduce myself.

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Is an Apprenticeship Right for You

Career Alley

This is a Guest post. If you would like to submit a guest post to CareerAlley , please follow these guest post guidelines. Good luck in your search. Joey Trebif. Search Millions of Jobs. Where. job title, keywords or company. city, state or zipcode. Jobs by. Career advice apprenticeship Careers Job Search Jobs self help Self Improvement

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8 Tips for Success as a Virtual Employee


Working Virtually… Last summer, I had the privilege of being offered the position of Vice President of Product Marketing & Strategy with Technomedia , a global talent management software – a full HR suite of solutions which includes talent acquisition, performance review/management, compensation, learning & development, as well as leadership dev and succession planning.

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Interview Question: “Describe the First 3 Things You Would Do on the Job If You Were Hired for This Position.”


In the sometimes-complex world of job hunting and interviewing, there are a whole host of obstacles that can lodge themselves in your job search path. These obstacles can include everything from getting close to a job offer that suddenly never comes to fruition, having a job interview that ends in disaster, or even, in this […] The post Interview Question: “Describe the First 3 Things You Would Do on the Job If You Were Hired for This Position.”

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Turning Lemons into Lemonade: Overcoming a Bad Performance Review

Careers Done Write

There are times when an employee nervously enters the performance review anticipating bad news; he has seen the signs. Other times, employees are completely blind-sided and shocked to receive a poor or below-satisfactory evaluation. Either way, it stings. Before you get defensive and catapult a situation from bad to worse, take a deep breath and follow the tips below. Listen. Be calm and focus on what your manager is saying.

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“Vacation and Vacation Pay – 50 Frequently Asked Questions”

Sklover Working Wisdom

“A vacation is what you take when you can no longer take. what you’ve been taking.”. - Earl Wilson . ACTUAL “CASE HISTORIES ”: According to the Bible, even God took a day off after creation. And, so, too, every now and then you need a time to rest, relax and recuperate from what you do all day, all week, and all month long. And that is to be expected. . We receive many questions from our blog visitors about vacation rights and vacation pay.

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7 Ways to Avoid the Black Hole of Online Job Applications


The allure is so great. Go online and find thousands and thousands of jobs or internship postings. The listings are on job boards, search engines as well as company websites. You read the job descriptions and requirements. Your mind says: Yes! That is me exactly! You apply. You wait. You wait. Nothing. It’s so very easy to get into this routine. The fact is that the online job applications are primarily for the benefit of the employer and not designed to help you or me.

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Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Cover Letter


Speaking honestly, no one likes writing cover letters. You know how good you are and all of your capabilities, and then the dreaded cover letter must be written in a way that somehow condenses all your professional goodness into a concise two- or three-paragraph summary that spells out all the key reasons why you’re the […]. The post Mistakes to Avoid When Writing a Cover Letter appeared first on WorkAlpha. Cover Letter Cover Letter Mistakes Cover Letter Tips Cover Letter Writing

Think Grammar Doesn’t Matter? Think Again!

Professional Resume Services

When it comes to grammar and spelling mistakes, there are usually two kinds of people: those who see it and those who don’t. If you are a member of the latter group, it is kind of like being colorblind. You know there is a difference when it is pointed out to you, but it really doesn’t stick out enough to notice. Unlike being colorblind, though, there are things you can do about improving your grammar and spelling.

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Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Sometimes you just got to give yourself what you wish someone else would give you.” ” – Dr. Phil. I am 100% certain every employee has said this many times: “I deserve better.” It just sort of goes with being an employee. And, I’m highly confident that, in some employment situations, most employees have said to themselves, “It’s been a long time since I received what I deserved.” Well, as Dr. Phil points out, sometimes you just have to give yourself what you wish others would.

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#1 Thing You Need to Know About Employer Branding


Now that I’ve got your attention, let me just say that there are many things that you ought to know about employer branding. There is a lot of research, resources, time and energy that go into building a successful brand strategy and delivering on it, day after day after day. But the number one thing that you need to know about employer branding is this … You don’t own your brand. Now, that’s just crazy talk! Or is it?

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Leader/Member Relationship Has a Major Impact


The previous post noted the important role of community for people who showed dramatic improvements in burnout from one year to the next. It ended with a question: But if they got along so well with their colleagues, why were they having such a hard time with everything else? Perhaps they did not get along with everyone. This post provides the answer: their boss.

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2014 FREE Webinar Series

Position Ignition

Do you want to give your career a boost? Why not take a look at our new FREE webinar series , covering a range of subjects to help you get ahead

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Can Recruiters Work from Home and STILL Be Successful?

The Undercover Recruiter

I work from home, I employ someone to work from home and I am still ( relatively! successful. So, how does it work for me but not for so many? What is the secret of successful working from home as a recruiter? How many of you are reading this whilst sat in the office (hoping the boss can’t see that you are on Undercover Recruiter )? Stick your hand up if you are in your home office reading this at your leisure? Should recruitment businesses advocate home working?

The Big, Fat Lie about Multi-Tasking


Too Much to Do. Do you find yourself overwhelmed, as I do? It seems my plate gets bigger but my appetite stays the same. Meaning I have more to do, but the same amount of time to do it in. I often wonder what it would be like to have just three more hours a day. This is just a guess – but I think I would overfill those, as well. Over-Committed? We live and work in a time when we can easily over-commit, over-do, over-say, and thus, become overwhelmed.

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50% of Employee Engagement Is Not Overshooting Your Recruiting Target.

HR Capitalist

Quick thought today: If part of employee engagement is your employee feeling like they''re in a perfect job for where they''re at in their career, then. One of the most important things you can do with any open position is to NOT overshoot your target. Here''s what that means. In a knowledge/skills/abilities world, it''s easy to go down the checklist and make sure the candidate has what they need to be productive in the role in question. .

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Interview Questions and Answers for the Leisure Industry & Beyond

Position Ignition

Why do you want this job/why do you want to work here? This is a common favourite of interviewers, from sales assistants through to bank managers, and whilst the answer might seem obvious (you need a job/hate your current boss/this is the only place that responded to your desperate plea for work), it might not be best to answer with the obvious. Interviewing

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How to Get Referred and Get Hired

The Undercover Recruiter

It’s true – referred candidates are the number one source of external hires! And did you know, referred candidates are twice as likely to get interviewed and have a 40% chance of getting hired over other candidates (according to the New York Times )? So why do you continue to send your resume for job postings without finding someone inside the company who can refer you? This post will share different ways to find inside connections in order to land that next job faster!

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Are You Happy On the Job?


Watch this video by Pharrell Williams- [link]. Now tell me…Don’t you feel a little happier? I’ve had a variety of jobs in the workforce throughout my life and at different stages of personal growth. I’m a dreamer at heart full of hopes, ideas and passion! But, I’m also a realist. Keep ‘in it real in my head also keeps me grounded…and happy! Humanity is chasing something it can’t catch – The perfect job, employee, boss or environment. …And

2014 116

Use Your Brain to Build Better Relationships at Work

Water Cooler Wisdom

According to Judith Glaser, the CEO of Benchmark Communications and the author of the new book, Conversation Intelligence: How Great Leaders Build Trust and Get Extraordinary Results , the key to success in life and in work is to prime your brain for trust, mutual respect, and partnership.

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Good HR Leader/Bad HR Leader.

HR Capitalist

Ben Horowitz - one of the former primaries at Netscape and now a founding partner at the aptly-named Andreessen Horowitz - once wrote a brief paper called, "Good Product Manager, Bad Product Manager". It''s become a bible for product managers in the software business and it''s worth your time. Find the whole thing by clicking here. Why is a paper on product management worth your time as an HR pro?

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How LinkedIn Has Changed Recruitment in the UK

The Undercover Recruiter

Big congratulations to LinkedIn for racking up no less than 15 million users in the UK , this is a 50 percent increase from 10 million members in September 2012. UK employers from online fashion retailer Net-A-Porter to builders’ merchant Travis Perkins all use LinkedIn’s Talent Solutions products to identify and recruit great talent. They join more than 22,000 other companies worldwide including 76 of the FTSE 100. What’s different about LinkedIn?

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The 5 Secrets of a Stellar Recruiting Brand


Building a stellar recruiting brand is essential for attracting experienced, skilled, and passionate people to your company. When it comes to attracting talent, you need to understand how to spark their interest, tell them about your business, and persuade them to apply for a position. The key to creating a stellar recruiting brand is making job seekers feel like a part of your community.

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