2011

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7 Ways to Earn More Respect and Influence as a Young Professional Woman

Ms. Career Girl

Today’s post is by Holland Banks. During my first year out of college, I worked in a legal organization that assists men and women from all over the world.

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One Very Important Question to Ask During an Interview

The Job Quest

This cartoon from 1.00 FTE reminded me of a question that I, as a candidate, was once advised to ask my interviewer: “Why do you enjoy working here?&#. Some folks answer this well, but every once in a while, you get an interviewer who stumbles on it.

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7 Most Common Mistakes Job Seeker Make and How to Avoid them

Career Copilot

We all know the job market sucks right now. If you are a job seeker chances are you are sending aout a lot of resumes and not getting a positive response. Maybe you are getting interviews but still not getting the job. Perhaps it is time to stop blaming the economy and start evaluating your [.]. job hunting

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When it Comes to Networking, Don’t Be a Jack

Cube Rules

When it comes to networking, don’t introduce yourself with a long-winded and too-obviously rehearsed list of credentials. It's obvious! To get this useful advice and many other helpful career resources, visit us now at CAREEREALISM.com. Networking advice blog career expert job networking search

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Top 100 Twitter Accounts Job Seekers MUST Follow: 2012

Resume Bear

If you’re new to using Social Media in your job search – specifically Twitter – how do you know who to follow for really good advice? At YouTern, we answer that question by providing our Top 100 “MUST Follow” Twitter accounts for 2012!

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29 Biggest LinkedIn Mistakes

Executive Career Brand

29 Biggest LinkedIn Mistakes is a post from: Executive Career Brand. You put up a LinkedIn profile a while ago because, if you’re in executive job search or expect to be, people told you it’s the thing to do. But nothing, or very little, is happening.

BLOG.COMPETITIVERESUMES.NET: If Your Job Search Was A Song, What.

Competitive Resumes

I love music. For each phase of my life, there is a soundtrack of songs that run through my head. Maybe one of the below songs have become a theme in your job search: The Long and Winding Road by The Beatles

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Make Your Career More Social: Show Up and Engage

Threshold Consulting

This month’s Career Collective topic is “social media - how to use it in a job search, how to get started, do's and don'ts”. This post, however, provides perspective on using social media for long-term career management. 

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Do I Look too Young to be Taken Seriously at Work?

Ms. Career Girl

A note from Nicole: Today’s post is a MUST READ for every young female professional out there!

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5 Ways to Add Value to Your Employer

The Job Quest

A while back, I wrote a post entitled, “ Three Ways to Add Value to a Company Before Getting Hired.&# It still is quite popular, in part because people are finding it when they Google “ways to add value to your company.&#

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How to set your LinkedIn Profile to get noticed by Recruiters

Career Copilot

I have been writing about job searching using LinkedIn for years now and it finally seems like the tide is shifting away from the major job boards to social media sites like LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. As a corporate recruiter for a Fortune 500 company, I can tell your first hand that LinkedIn is my [.]. Career Development job hunting

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Careers are over

Cube Rules

photo credit: Alex E. Proimos. Most of us realize that just having a job does not make it a career. But there are a lot of us out there that think the goal in our adult working life is to have a career, not just a job. Unfortunately, careers are over. Think about it.

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Human Resources Goes Social! 27 Key Social Media Practices

Resume Bear

I have been networking, meeting people face-to-face on my favorite topic. Yes, social media. I do have others but hey, I am on social media pearls! I want to blog about the pearls I have gathered from a particular event I attended, namely Impact99!!

Career Development Plans and You

Position Ignition

‘ Career development plan ’ is the buzz phrase of the moment. It seems that everyone else either has a career development plan or is convinced they need one. Apart from sounding serious and important, what are career development plans actually about? And do you really need one?

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Five Keys to Finding Motivation

Life@work

Earlier today I was really unmotivated to write a blog post. But as you can see, I went ahead with it. Most days I talk to at least one person who is having a hard time getting motivated. Motivation is one of those things we can never have enough of.

2011 76

Did You Know That. ?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Cigarette smoking is bad for your career? There is an accelerating trend among employers to penalize employees for smoking cigarettes, even if that smoking is on their own time, in their own homes.

How to Start Up a Startup on a Budget

Jobacle

As far as Internet startup companies go, there are basically two types. There are the flashy companies that have slick offices with the latest souped-up computers and award-winning architecture.

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BLOG.COMPETITIVERESUMES.NET: Now That I am Unemployed and.

Competitive Resumes

Has unemployment changed your life? Laughing less? Complaining more? Withdrawing from events with friends? Do your friends know your situation? Are friends and family tired of hearing your situation

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How To Write a LinkedIn Invitation to Connect

Executive Career Brand

How To Write a LinkedIn Invitation to Connect is a post from: Executive Career Brand. I receive lots of requests to connect on LinkedIn. That’s very nice. I’m glad people are interested. I’m selective about who I connect with, and go by quality over quantity.

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11 Ways to Build Your Network After College

Ms. Career Girl

Today’s post is by, Angela Armstrong. You’re fresh out of college and looking for a job. You’ve tried the job boards, your school career counselor, etc. but nothing has worked. So what’s next? Networking is the key to career success and a great way to lead to your next job.

Three Ways to Add Value to a Company before Getting Hired

The Job Quest

When zeroing in on a specific company or actively going for a particular position, you want to do everything you can to rise to the top as a quality candidate. ‘If If only I could show them how they would benefit from bringing me on,’ you think, ‘they would love me!’.

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7 Ways to Improve Your Cover Letter & Get Noticed

Career Copilot

Your cover letter is an important tool. Don’t undervalue its potential. A well written, customized and attractively created cover letter can help you force your way in over hundreds of other candidates. At the same time, when you just write them without any perceptible creativity or purpose, they are nothing more than blank sheets that [.]. Resume

Twitter tips: 4 ways to discover job leads for the job seeker

Cube Rules

photo credit: TarikB. Twitter, on the face of it, is overwhelming. Especially to job seekers. How can you find job leads in 140 characters? Well, there are some good, workable strategies you can use to generate job leads using Twitter.

Job Seekers: Who to Add to Your Google+ Circles

Resume Bear

Heather R. Huhman. By now, you probably have a Google+ account. And if you don’t, you have at least heard about it. The problem is figuring out what to do once you have set up your account. In particular, it’s hard to find master lists of people to add to your circles.

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Cover Letter Help That Gets the Job

Careers Done Write

I often say that sending a résumé without a cover letter is like leaving your house with a shirt and no pants. A cover letter is part of your presentation – the entire package.

The Top Lists of the Hottest Careers of 2011

Life@work

It's graduation time, a time when millions are thinking about what they will do with their freshly minted degree in hand. I've compiled here a "list of lists" that you can peruse if you're still in the brainstorming phase of what the heck you will do now.

2011 76

My View:

Sklover Working Wisdom

Two Weeks Notice: Why Should Only Employees Respect It? More and more we see the same thing happen: employees fired, laid off, or downsized, without prior notice. Yet these same employers seem shocked, dismayed, even offended if an employee resigns without any prior notice. Are we missing something?

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8 Best Employee Incentive Programs - Jobacle.com BLOG - Career.

Jobacle

Best perks to offer aside from salary, raises, and health benefits. Employee retention is especially important when the economy is down because sourcing, interviewing, hiring and training replacements drain valuable time and money

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BLOG.COMPETITIVERESUMES.NET: Jobseekers Can Market Themselves.

Competitive Resumes

LADY-GAGA-BORN-THIS-WAY. image: Huffington Post. Last week, Lady Gaga and Amazon pulled off a marketing coup that landed her the #1 Album spot, and the #2 best selling record for single week album sales of all time

2011 69

Social Media: Choosing, Using, and Confusing

Professional Resume Services

**I am a member of the Career Collective, a group of resume writers and career coaches. Each month, all members discuss a certain topic. This month, we are talking about Social Media and our careers. Please follow our tweets on Twitter #careercollective. You can also view the other member’s interesting posts at the end of

The 3 Types of People that Should be in Your Network

Ms. Career Girl

By, Norma Tassy. In order to get questions answered, learn about resources, get to the next level, or secure a new position, one thing is essential: a solid network. Take a moment- whether you are in a position that you enjoy or are managing a transition- to evaluate your network.

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“Does My ‘But’ Look Too Big?&#

The Job Quest

When someone tells you something that you know is true, how often do you find yourself saying, “I know, BUT…&#. What on earth are you doing sticking your “but&# in there? Like your “but&# is going to explain why this particular truth doesn’t apply to you?

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It’s a Two Way Street: 3 Questions to Ask Your Potential Employer During an Interview

Career Copilot

As most of us know, interviewing can be an extremely stressful endeavor. For most of us, sitting for thirty plus minutes just talking about ourselves is not only challenging, but also rather uncomfortable. There are dozens upon dozens of tips and tricks articles out there aimed towards helping individuals nail common interview questions and get [.]. Interviewing

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5 warning signs this job will become one to hate

Cube Rules

photo credit: alphadesigner. This is a guest post by Brendan Cruickshank. Hey, I know there’s a recession happening, but that doesn’t mean you have to take a job you hate. Well, it might mean you have to take a job you hate.

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