Sat.Mar 17, 2012 - Fri.Mar 23, 2012

Office Etiquette Tips for Young Workers

Resume Bear

Young workers are known for their energy, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn, but many times their lack of experience and professionalism comes back to bite them when they want a raise, promotion, or just to be taken seriously.

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I’ve Got The Job….Now What?

Career Copilot

I’ve Got The Job….Now Now What? So you’ve landed the job of your dreams. But now what? The hard bit’s over, or so it seems, but there’s actually still the first day, week and month of that much-coveted job to get through and you’ll need to prepare to get the most out of the experience. Preparing for Day One Make sure you know [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. Career Development career careers advice jobs new job working

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What to Do When You Have a Bad Boss

Career Realism

I generally believe most people mean well, but simply execute their job poorly sometimes. Sometimes, there are BAD bosses. This series is intended to address the most common issues with a bad boss and steps you can take to reduce the impact on you both personally and professionally.

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Is Your LinkedIn Profile 100% Complete?

Executive Career Brand

You may be wondering what “100% complete” is, and why it even matters. When your LinkedIn profile meets their criteria for completeness, your profile is more likely to land higher in search results. Your visibility increases dramatically.

Update: Facebook Responds to Employers Asking for Passwords

Resume Bear

Yesterday we shared with you a new trend among employers to ask candidates for their personal Facebook login and password as another way to get a “background check”. Today, Facebook responded. Like many of you, most Facebook users feel it a violation of privacy for employers to ask such a thing.

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Pinterest and Job Seeking Learn More

Resume Bear

The social networking website Pinterest seems to be all anyone can talk about these days. This “virtual pin board” allows users to create pin boards on any topic they want and pin things they find interesting onto those boards.

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Résumé Help: Easy on the Eyes

Careers Done Write

Once again we have an accomplished job seeker who has a résumé that is holding her back. There are several issues. The biggest issue is readability. We are showing a section of her résumé to focus on readability.

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5 Tips to Navigating a Career Transition Successfully

Career Realism

A career transition from one type of job to another can be a chosen path or it can be like a Tsunami wave that seems to engulf everything in its path. In either case, the way a person navigates a career transition translates into the difference between amazing success and failure.

Chasing job search butterflies

Write Solution

Every summer in Southeastern North Carolina, we experience a proliferation of yellow butterflies. {My My ex (the organic farmer) called them cabbage lopers butterflies. I’m not sure that’s the correct species; for our purposes, yellow butterflies suffices.}.

Reasons LinkedIn Can Cause Problems at Work

Resume Bear

Job hunting on while you’re on company time, using company resources to help aid in a job search, or browsing any social media websites that contain job listings are three things that are generally ill-advised and best avoided.

Don't Give Out Your Facebook Password During an Interview!

Careers Done Write

There has been a lot of press lately about interviewers asking candidates for their Facebook user name and password as part of the background check process. Just a quick sample below -. Job seekers asked to give Facebook passwords. Would You Give Out Your Facebook Password in a Job Interview? Employers Claim Feudal Rights Over Facebook Pages. Bosses requiring employees to disclose their social media passwords. So, the question becomes should you give them what they ask for?

What to Do on a Phone Interview

Career Realism

Recently, I received more than a normal level of questions from my clients about what to do on a telephone interview. How are phone interviews similar or different to an in-person interview? How should I prepare? What is the purpose of a phone interview ?

Why Your Resume is so Important

Career Copilot

Why Your Resume is so Important. In the highly competitive environment of the job sector nowadays, the only chance you have to stand out among the rest of the job seeking community is by having a well written resume. The main purpose of a resume is to get the attention of the hiring person to try an make a great impression [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo. Resume career cover letter hiring job recruitment work

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Facebook: Employers Wanting Usename and Password?

Resume Bear

Facebook is the 2nd most popular website in the world. People are constantly updating their status, sharing photos, and checking their friends’ status. This idea of sharing updates and posting pictures has literally changed our lives and the world we live in.

How to recognize poor executive function

Penelope Trunk

Executive function means being able to see the big picture and sort through details to arrive at a good decision. You probably have met more than a few people with very poor executive function.

Your Resume is a Sales Document

Career Realism

Businesses have brochures. People have resumes. Both brochures and resumes are a summary of experience, skills, credentials, and achievements that differentiate the business or job applicant. Let’s break that last sentence down: Summary. Brochures and resumes are not life stories.

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Corn on the Job

This is a guest post from Malika Sharma. With government plans recently announced that they are going to try and make Britain one of the top technology centres in Europe, there really hasn’t been a better time to get into the technology industry. But with fierce competition from all sides and a new wave of students about to graduate this summer, what is the best way to impress prospective bosses?

3 Online Tools to Network your Way into Job

Resume Bear

Posted by Adam Justice. Social media is becoming increasingly important for job networking. The last couple of years have been hard on the economy, and if you’ve been forced to hunt for a job during that time you know this all too well.

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Time Off Requests for Exempt and Non-Exempt Employee


How Do You Handle Time Off Requests for Employees? What do you do when an employee request time off? Even if just for a half-day? You are probably thinking to yourself, “ That has got to be the dumbest question Haberman has ever asked.”

Creating a Personal Branding Statement for an IT Resume

Career Realism

Information technology is a unique field that has the privilege of being both highly-specialized and broad in its scope as new technologies develop and evolve. As a member of this field who is also seeking employment, you are likely to face candidates who bring a lot of expertise to the table.

Can I Use Social Media To Enhance My Career?

Professional Resume Services

Social media is a massive part of many of our lives now that using it seems almost second nature. Whether we are liking Facebook statuses, tweeting our friends or sending photos via Tumblr, we are all used to making the most of social networking.

Landed a New Job? How to Start Off the Right Way

Resume Bear

Advice for a new job. A couple months ago, I received an email from a student who had some job hunting questions. I walked her through a couple scenarios, she was grateful, and recently she let me know that she got the job. Love these emails. So she is starting her new job.

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The Top 3 Mistakes Job Seekers Make on LinkedIn

Career Rocketeer

Everyone is on LinkedIn these days. Let’s face it. Almost every CEO from every Fortune 500. Last count was over 50 million users. In contrast, job boards have only about 3.5 percent of available jobs. This is common knowledge in the career industry, but then why do so many people spend so much time on job [.]. Featured Social Media Joshua Waldman SEO1

Top Reasons for Stress in the Workplace

Career Realism

Collectively, you and your colleagues may have created stress in the workplace without knowing it. You may even have “enjoyed” doing it, but the end result is creating what I personally consider the number one cause of office stress.

Making Use of Resume Distribution Services

Professional Resume Services

Did you know that not every job vacancy is advertised through job websites and newspapers? Many companies simply do not have the time and resources to go down the usual job vacancy route of taking applications and offering interviews to people that are successful.

7 Ways to Use Social Media to Make the World a Better Place

Resume Bear

Social media is like a big networking event, right? We all meet at the virtual water cooler and share stories, inspiration and resources during brief intermissions as we go about our days.

HR Metrics Don’t Equal a Seat at the Table


Are HR Metrics Like Cost Per Hire Important? .


4 Tips for Writing Resumes from Scratch

Career Realism

Writing a resume from scratch is no easy task. Even if you are working off of a resume template, you still need to formulate how to place your experiences and accomplishments into words effectively.

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those big paragraphs of text on your resume are putting people to sleep

Ask A Manager

Please, for the love of god, do not put large paragraphs of text on your resume. People looking at your resume are going to skim it on the first pass. They are not going to read it word-for-word, and they are more likely to see what you want them to see if you use bullet points.

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New Jobs in the Social Media Industry

Resume Bear

Guest post by Barry Magennis - If you have a creative flare and are considering a career change then you could give the Social Media industry a thought.

Busting Myths About Freelancing

Job Stalker

One of the challenges of writing this blog – even if only on a weekly basis – is that sometimes, you see a problem arise, and you find that the greatest single factor in that situation… is you. In a recent conversation with a colleague, I heard the remark that as a result of one of. Read more »

Why Salary and Job Negotiation is Like Buying a New Car

Career Realism

Two years ago, I bought a new car. I was pretty excited, because it was the first one I had purchased in about five years – we all know that giddy feeling!

4 Reasons Why Social Media Use = Great Customer Service

Water Cooler Wisdom

If you’ve bought anything in the last few years, you’ve no doubt noticed that customer service is not what it used to be.    Most of us don’t dare pick up the phone because we fear hearing that dreaded phrase: “To hear a menu of options, please press 1.”. Now, however, some companies are finally getting it right, and their training ground has been none other than the prolific world of social media. 

Graduate to Moving Faster on Your Job Hunt

Resume Bear

As someone that was out of full-time work for nearly a year and a half not too far back, I know how difficult the job hunt can be.