2009

2010 Top 10 Executive Personal Branding and Job Search Trends

Executive Career Brand

2010 Top 10 Executive Personal Branding and Job Search Trends is a post from: Executive Career Brand. direction[1] Things have changed in the world of work and executive job search. Tried and true methods still apply, but the impact of

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People are Not Tools

Hiring Technical People

I've been reviewing job descriptions from clients that are a laundry list of tools. Or, that ask for “significant experience” with a particular technology. No, no, no. People are not tools. They are human beings who have specific

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Yes, Your Brand Really Is About the Conversation

Threshold Consulting

Conversations 2 In my last post, I wrote about how my interview with my friend Carol Ross led to my insight that conversation drives brand evolution. My thinking in that post followed a certain logic; specifically: In uncovering our

2009 166

Ten Tips for Better Time Management

Career Makeover Coach

Career Makeover Strategy #4 When your life is out of balance, there's a good chance that you'll find your self struggling with time management. A balanced life means you have adequate time for work, goals, recreation, family, friends

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Have a Holly Jolly Job Search

Life@work

Holiday This month the Career Collective community, a group of career coaches and resume writers, is posting about how to make the most of your job search during the holidays. Follow us on Twitter at #careercollective

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Strengthening Your Executive Resume With the Right Keywords.

Jennifer Anthony

By Heather Eagar. You've probably heard about the various ways to improve your resume so that it can be moved to the top of the talent pool instead of the top of a trash pile. One way that has been suggested in more recent times is the

2009 122

Leapforce Agents - Search Engine Evaluators

Telecommuting Journal

I've heard tell of Search Engine Evaluator positions, but I've never taken the time to look into them. So today I hopped on over the LeapForce to check out their work at home position for a Search Engine Evaluator

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Best Steps For Getting A Job In 2009

Resume Help Blog

Unless you have written a lot of resumes and understand the significance of keyword density and crafting value propositions, this is the best investment you can make. Your resume is your most important document in your career

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Company Value Growth

Career Development Plan

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This is why people think HR is stupid and evil

Evil HR Lady

It's that wonderful time of the year--flu season! And to add to it, this year adds in the lovely schweingrippe to the mix. So, I imagine that hospitals are putting together all sorts of plans for how to handle this. I like to have positive attitudes (ha!) towards those in leadership positions.

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What Personal Branding is NOT

Executive Career Brand

What Personal Branding is NOT is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Branding is big buzz these days. One the one hand, that's good. With more information out there, the value of personal branding is hitting home with more people and

2009 196

What Do Agile Testers Look Like?

Hiring Technical People

I recently spoke with a recruiter. “I I don't understand the QA market anymore. No one is hiring except for agile people. And they want people who are developers. What's happening to QA?” Manual testing was never quality assurance

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Are You A Trust Agent?

Threshold Consulting

Trust-agents2 In a recent interview with Mohammed Al-Taee, I made the point that career management is already personal brand management, but that the next challenge is that each of us needs to become, as Chris Brogan and Julien Smith

2009 164

Never Give Up on Your Dreams

Career Makeover Coach

Post image for Never Give Up on Your Dreams. This past weekend my daughter and I spent some time together creating vision boards. My board was focused on three areas: professional ambitions, personal goals and life experiences

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Green Jobs - What They Are and How to Find Them - life@work

Life@work

The Career Collective is participating in Job Action Day! Members have written posts that provide workers and job seekers information, ideas and concrete steps to secure their futures in a changed economy

2009 130

Switching Careers at the Executive Level

Jennifer Anthony

By Heather Eagar. It may seem like a bit of an impossible task switch careers once you've reached the executive level, but it happens more than you think – and it is contemplated even more than that. In fact, according to Execunet's

2009 122

Leapforce Agents – Search Engine Evaluators

Telecommuting Journal

I've heard tell of Search Engine Evaluator positions, but I've never taken the time to look into them. So today I hopped on over the Leapforce to check out their work at home position for a Search Engine Evaluator!

Career Networking

Career Brander

The Holiday season is upon us and with it comes an endless “to do” list, year-end reflections and more social commitments than any other time of the year. Some people embrace the season, while others feel overwhelmed

2009 109

Follow Up On “How To Get Hired 65% Faster”

Resume Help Blog

Yesterday I ran a post on how to get hired 65% faster and lots of you emailed me and asked me if this were true. Let me be perfectly clear — YES, 100% true. Today I would like to follow up and give you another idea or two

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Career and Job Outlook for the Investigative Personality Type

Career Key

If one of your top 2 or 3 Holland personality types is Investigative, you've hit the job outlook jackpot. In this economy, growth jobs with “liveable” wages are in technology, health care, and computer science - fields with many jobs

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A Job You Can't Take

Evil HR Lady

Should I accept an interview for a position in a location to which I would never (could never) move? Or should I state it in the cover letter or phone interview and risk being passed over by someone willing to relocate? The position is primarily project management with few, if any, direct reports (other than coordinating tasks with other groups). My intention is to request to telecommute from several states away (as the company website cites flex-time and telecommuting as benefits).

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Executive Job Search and Blogging: Perfect Together

Executive Career Brand

Executive Job Search and Blogging: Perfect Together is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Want to know why blogging and executive job search are a match made in heaven? I hear stories all the time from recruiters and other colleagues

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What Salary Do You Expect is Another Bad Question

Hiring Technical People

Hiring managers, recruiters, anyone on the phone or in the interview with a candidate: Don't ask the “What Salary Do You Expect?” question. It puts people on the defensive before you've had a chance to build rapport

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Of course, there's no ?I? in ?TEAM?

Threshold Consulting

I-Team Following two seemingly random events, I started giving some attention to the saying There's no 'I' in Team. The first event was seeing this clip from The Wyans Brothers' comedy, Dance Flick. The second event was a conversation

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Career Makeover Strategy: Letting Go

Career Makeover Coach

Career Makeover Strategy #2. The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become. Charles Dubios. It sounds like a great idea. Leaving your “day” job to pursue your passion on a full

2009 146

How Not to Be a Cookie-Cutter Job Seeker

Life@work

As a member of a new community of career coaches and resume writers called the Career Collective, this post is one of many responses to the question, “Are you a cookie cutter job seeker?” I encourage you to visit other members

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How to Target Your Resume to the Job You Want

Jennifer Anthony

By Jennifer Anthony Designated Resume Rockstar. Determine what you are trying to accomplish. Make sure you have a clear goal in mind before you write your resume. Hiring managers are too busy to try to figure out what you want to

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Telecommuting Search Associate Wanted

Telecommuting Journal

I found this on Craigslist and it looks pretty interesting, especially if you're a really outgoing people-person who wants to work from home but not be cocooned in silence with little day to day interaction. The Good Search is seeking

Five ideas to differentiate your career branding

Career Brander

How you differentiate yourself is critical for a successful job search. With double-digit unemployment, every little nuance of your personal marketing package can make a difference between getting the interview and getting “the job

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How to Find a Job 65% Faster

Resume Help Blog

Mary Berman, from Farmington Hills, Michigan, had been looking for work since February 2009 before starting a “Guerrilla” job search, in late September. Up to that point, 20 weeks of job hunting had produced zero job interviews

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50 Funniest Short Job Descriptions Ever | JobMob

JobMob

Over on the Dilbert Blog, Scott Adams gave his readers an assignment. Here are the best replies from among the hundreds

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Development

Evil HR Lady

I work for a state university. One of the requirements for evaluating our employees is that we establish "development" competencies for each employees. We must establish at least two for every employee. The state considers that every employee can improve their performance all the time. Here is my problem. My one employee is our 63-year-old receptionist who has been with us for over 10 years.

2009 137

Resume Lingerie and 10 Other Guerrilla Job Search Strategies

Executive Career Brand

Resume Lingerie and 10 Other Guerrilla Job Search Strategies is a post from: Executive Career Brand. Are you having a tough time landing an executive job? Maybe it's time to consider shaking things up and innovating an unconventional

2009 159

Technical Ability is No Guarantee of Success

Hiring Technical People

I just read Most Likely to Succeed: How do we hire when we can't tell who's right for the job? by Malcolm Gladwell. He talks about how a football recruiter agonized over his decisions: …“This guy threw lasers, he could throw under tight

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Face to Face With Twitterville

Threshold Consulting

Twitterville Event Photo Mention you have a friend that you met online, and some folks react in a way that suggests there's something a bit off about the relationship. Fortunately, today, most people get that leveraging the power of

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Guest Post: How to Become the 'Go To' Person in Your Industry

Career Makeover Coach

Post image for Guest Post: How to Become the 'Go To' Person in. By Carol Dunitz Ph.D. All of us are in sales. That's because we all have to sell ourselves to achieve success. There are a multitude of ways to jump start your efforts

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Cultivate a Burning Desire to Reach Your Career Goals - life@work

Life@work

I love beginnings. Whether it's the start of spring, the first two weeks of a new exercise plan, the start of a new friendship, or the first meeting with a new client, I feel energized, refreshed, invigorated, happy. There's so

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