Sat.Apr 14, 2012 - Fri.Apr 20, 2012

Finding Your Voice in Social Media

Resume Bear

Social media is primarily text-based. While there are sites that focus only on rich-media sharing (Instagram and YouTube, for example), they still allow comments, favorites and shares.

10 Keys To a Memorable Personal Brand

Executive Career Brand

With so much misinformation about personal branding bombarding us across social media, it’s easy to see why people are confused.

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Using Social Networks to Enhance your Career Prospects

Career Copilot

Today there aren’t many people who don’t have at least one social networking account. From Facebook, to LinkedIn, social networks provide the perfect opportunity for getting in touch with those you value the most, as well as broadening your horizons. When it comes to your career, you should exercise caution when social networking. It isn’t [.]. Career Development business tips facebook for business facebook tips linkedin social networking twitter

Be Aware of Your Weaknesses

The Job Quest

Today, we have a guest post by Erin Palmer on how knowing your weaknesses can be a benefit. Identifying your strengths and weaknesses is a pretty standard job interview topic.

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Proven Ways to Boost Office Morale: ResumeBear

Resume Bear

With the economy picking back up, it’s only a matter of time before job turnover also starts speeding up again. Unsatisfied workers will begin looking for a better job environment and if your office morale is lacking, your company could be the one losing team members.

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ResumeBear Launches New Resources, Surpasses 100,000 Daily Visitors to Premier Job Site

Resume Bear

ResumeBear launches new job board features, new College & University Program, and new Success Center, attracting over 100,000 daily visitors. Solana Beach, CA (PRWEB) April 17, 2012. Less than a year after its official launch, ResumeBear has become a force in the online job board marketplace.

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Your biggest career decision is who you marry

Penelope Trunk

Sheryl Sandberg, the woman who runs Facebook , has said that the most important career choice you’ll make is who you marry. I have to agree with this statement.

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Top 8 Tips for Job Fair Success

Career Realism

Walking into a job fair may seem like a daunting task. You may be one of hundreds of candidates vying for a recruiter’s attention, but you can earn an advantage over the competition by following these top tips for job fair success. Do your homework.

56% Employees Won’t Work at Company Who Blocks Social Media


Facebook & Internet Access Key to Employee Productivity. Many of you know that I’ve long been a proponent of allowing employees access to Facebook at work.

Headline Bloopers That Probably Got Someone Fired

Resume Bear

One of the most important skills a copy editor can have is a dirty, skeptical mind. If you can spot sexual innuendo from a mile away and pick up on unintended racial slurs, you might have a future in headline writing and proofreading.

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Asking for job search help effectively

Write Solution

Photo by Coletivo Mambembe via Flickr. Following is a recent LinkedIn exchange I had with a complete stranger. Information has been changed to protect identities (well, except mine): The initial connection: Dawn, I’d like to add you to my professional network on LinkedIn. Albert.

How to Follow Up After the Interview

Career Realism

Proper and effective follow-up after any kind of interview , informational, phone, or in-person, is incredibly important. Without it you will easily be taken out of consideration for the position. As a hiring manager, I purposely looked for the thank-you notes.

What Makes You Different from Other Job Candidates?

Career Rocketeer

If you are currently looking for a new job, you are very well aware that the number of people looking for jobs outnumbers the jobs that are now available. ?If If you happen to be one of those job seekers, you realize that you are competing against the odds. The question is: “How can you make yourself stand [.]. Personal Branding Margaret Buj SEO1

Can You Have One Too Many Interviews in Your Job Search?

Resume Bear

How many times you interview for a given job can go a long way in determining whether or not you get the position you seek. That being said when is one interview looked upon to be one too many?

How to Sell Yourself and Land Your Dream Job


Whether you call it networking, schmoozing or just being personable, it all boils down to one thing when you’re applying for job: You have to sell yourself. And surprisingly, it’s not that different than selling any other product of service.

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How to Use Weird Interview Questions to Your Advantage

Career Realism

Some time ago I was interviewed by the website for a story about weird interview questions. Subsequently, they invited me to come to their offices to record some of my answers. As I explained, my favorite question is, “In what direction would you run if there was a fire at work?”.

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Your Facebook Picture Can Damage Your Personal Brand

The Undercover Recruiter

Tweet. Can a good picture help your personal brand? Maybe. Can a bad photo on Facebook ruin your brand? Absolutely. Here’s a nifty infographic from LinkingR about the level of damage your image can make to your online identity on Facebook and other places.

LinkedIn Tip: Be Sure To Add Skills To Your LinkedIn Profile

Resume Bear

By Sean R. Nicholson. The Skills feature of a LinkedIn profile is one of the most often overlooked features, but one that is critical to anyone leveraging LinkedIn to develop a social network or look for a job. In addition to listing your education and experience, the skills section can help your profile by adding tags that ensure your profile is more attractive to search engines and easier to locate for those using the LinkedIn search.

Looking at the Full Package for the Salary Range Question

The Job Quest

When buying a car, do you just look at the amount of the monthly payment? In theory, you shouldn’t. You also may want to consider: the full sales price, the interest rate, the length of the loan, and the overall cost to you when that final payment is made.

Sell Yourself to a Potential Employer With Your CV

Career Realism

A CV is your chance to sell yourself to a potential employer and it has to be well written. Don’t waffle, don’t underplay your skills and definitely don’t lie… just be honest, be YOU. After all, in a job interview they will soon work out the real you. Set the Scene.

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Nailing that Job Interview in 5 Simple Steps

Career Copilot

It’s no secret that finding a job is pretty difficult in the current economic climate. Everyone from university graduates with little experience, to industry professionals are struggling to bag their dream jobs. So how much of it is in your hands? If you’re lucky enough to bag an interview, what steps can you take to [.]. Interviewing career career development interview techniques job hunting job interview tips job interviews

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Embracing Mobile, Evolving Technology, & Generation C


The Year of Mobile Courtesy of Generation C. We’ve all heard it: 2011 was the year of social, 2012 is the year of mobile for human resources for recruiting, and for everything… okay, okay, we get it.

Where can I put non work related achievements on resume?

Careers Done Write

Hi Deb: At the age of 19, I traveled alone to India to study Buddhism because of my strong philosophical interest. I studied at the Rhavna Society for 2 years. I did not earn a degree. It was more of a spiritual and personal development experience. This is one of my biggest achievements.

How to Ask for a Raise

Career Realism

Asking for a pay raise is a common thought on nearly every employee’s mind. No matter how much you make, you will always want more. So, how does one approach the matter without being all stressed out ?

Are YOU Facebook Official?

Ms. Career Girl

Recently, my friend has started dating a guy exclusively. When a bunch of us went out for drinks and she was discussing it with us, the first question was, “So are you Facebook official?”. Facebook official” has become almost a new layer of a relationship.

How To Survive and Thrive in Your New Job [5 Useful Tactics]

The Undercover Recruiter

Tweet. Drum roll, please! You have landed your first or new job. Congratulations! You are on your way to be career happy. But, wait, did you know that accepting an offer is only the tip of the iceberg?

I Get It: 4 Ways I Can Tell You Don't Like Voice Mail (and what I think about each of them.)

HR Capitalist

It's a digital world, baby. As we all know, voice mail is on the decline since it's much easier to return an email or other type of digital message rather than have to pick up the phone and return a call. Wow - someone might actually pick up. Analog interaction ensues.

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Fearless Networking – Connect for Results

Career Realism

In my last article, I covered some basics of LinkedIn networking and I had a really good response. So many people REALLY struggle with networking and I get it.

Executive Job Search: Do you Need to Cut Your Hair to be a Chief Executive?

Position Ignition

Here, Louise Simmons gives us the lowdown on being CEO of Birmingham Disability Resource Centre and answers some key questions to do with executive job search. How easy is it nowadays for women to land senior roles? How useful are secondment opportunities for career development at this level?

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5 Recommended Books for Building a Professional Network


We hear it all the time, and for good reason: networking is the most important tool you’ll ever use. The short story is that, at its core, business is about people talking to people.

Don't Lie: Your Employment Brand and the Concept of a real EVP.

HR Capitalist

Thoughts from the road. There's a lot of people talking about the best way to pump on their employment brand these days as they prepare for the recovery, which either has started, is getting ready to start or is still a couple of years away depending on your point of view.

INFOGRAPHIC: How Your Facebook Picture Can Damage Your Personal Brand

The Undercover Recruiter

Can a good picture help your personal brand? Maybe. Can a bad photo on Facebook ruin your brand? Absolutely. Here's a nifty infographic from LinkingR about the level of damage your image can make to your online identity on Facebook and other places.

Tips to Move Up the Corporate Leader

Career Copilot

The corporate world today is very competitive. Gone are the days when you only have to work hard and stay out of trouble to move up the corporate ladder. Now, you have to have an edge over other workers if you want to be on top. This doesn’t mean though that you don’t have to [.]. Career Development career advice corporate culture exercise self improvement

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Why Managers Hate HR’s Love Affair with Big Data


How Human Resources Uses Big Data Reporting. On Monday, the Wall Street Journal published an article on Moneyball and the HR Department. While the response was mixed among commenters, I applaud HR for actually taking the time and effort to use data to support their efforts.