Drink to Your Health with Premier Protein Shakes

Ms. Career Girl

Why I Began Drinking Protein Drinks… Living a healthy lifestyle is important, but I have responsibilities that prevent me consuming the ideal diet. That’s why protein shakes have become a part of my daily routine.

2014 284

The New 10-Step Executive Personal Branding Worksheet

Executive Career Brand

Differentiate your unique ROI for today’s executive job search. Personal branding has come a long way since Tom Peters ignited the business world nearly two decades ago with his personal branding manifesto on Fast Company, THE BRAND CALLED YOU.

2014 284

Five Distractions Keeping You From Making More Money as a Coach or Holistic Practitioner

Career Makeover Coach

Are you really interested in making more money as a coach, consultant, or holistic practitioner? It seems like the answer would be obvious right? But before you say yes, I want you to really consider your physical, emotional and mental reaction to thinking about making more money in your practice.

Spark Interviews With a Distinctive Resume Voice

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Distinctions Between Voice and Tone In a recent blog conversation with an admired colleague, Debra O’Reilly, job search strategist and certified resume writer, we discussed the distinctions between voice and tone.

2014 272

5 Tips For Updating Your LinkedIn Profile

Professional Resume Services

LinkedIn is one of the most important places to have an online presence because it is currently the top networking site for professionals of many industries.

2014 264

10 Telephone Interview Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

Career Alley

Let’s face it, applying for a job has never been easier. The Internet, smartphones and cloud services have made it fairly simple and quick to apply to job postings “on the fly” As a result, companies and recruiters sometimes get hundreds of responses to a single job posting.

2014 256

What the Walmart VP Termination Over a Resume Teaches Us

Career Key

Yes, it teaches us not to lie on our resume, not to leave a misimpression or omission about our credentials. But why did Walmart’s former Vice President of Communications David Tovar feel the need to demonstrate he graduated from college?

2014 223

More Trending

Hope and Trust


In their foundations annual letter Bill and Melinda Gates demonstrated a core element of leadership: inspiring hope. The letter challenged concepts that discouraged people from tackling the Foundation’s mission of addressing poverty worldwide.

2014 221

Hiring Trap: Don’t Hire Anyone Older Than…

Hiring Technical People

When I was a young developer, my employers were hungry for talent. They hired women, as well as men. Of course, my first employer wanted to know what birth control I used, which was an illegal question at the time. I told them so. Fast forward to the 80′s, when I became a hiring manager. I could not understand why I only received resumes of people younger than I was. (I I was a young manager, in my 30′s.) I told the recruiter, I was open to engineers of all ages.

2014 219

For Thanksgiving Day:

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Imagine that you lost your friends, your family, your home and your health. Now give Thanks that you have not.”. - Al Sklover. Giving Thanks is good for you. It restores faith, calms anxieties, clears the mind, and renews hope. Give Thanks today. And give Thanks everyday.

2014 215

How to Be an Effective Manager When Your Employees Are Your Family Members

Ms. Career Girl

A family business is a sweet idea but can turn relationships sour with wrong management. Many of the most successful small businesses started with a couple of siblings or parents who pass on the business to their children.

2014 253

How Do I Find a Job in the “Hidden” Job Market?

Executive Career Brand

You’ve probably heard about the hidden executive job market, but do you really know what it is, why it exists, and how to take advantage of it? No one knows for sure how many jobs are unlisted, but it’s estimated to be around 80 – 90%. Why aren’t more jobs posted online?

2014 281

Lesson Learned: Everybody Is Not My Ideal Client

Career Makeover Coach

I’ve learned the hard way to stay focused on my ideal client. The ramifications of taking on clients where the only fit is their ability to pay me have hit me hard emotionally and financially. It’s one of the reasons I lovingly nudge my clients to get crystal clear about their audience.

2014 275

The Value of Your Why

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Entering into our fourth year of change has been exhaustingly disruptive and exhilaratingly wonderful. Arm in arm, my husband and I walk closely, planning, commiserating, scheming, doing, hoping and achieving.

2014 269

How To Avoid Resume Buzzwords

Professional Resume Services

Do you know what “buzzword” makes me think of ? Big bugs with wings that beat so fast the individual sounds blur together. In a resume, buzzwords are words used so often the reader stops seeing you as an individual.

2014 252

8 Benefits of A Video Resume

Career Alley

A video resume is a rather modern trend that job seekers pursue to stand out among others. A video resume gives a more precise description of your personality or attitude than the conventional hard-copy resume.

5 actions to take before starting your job search

Cube Rules

Once you make a decision to go find another job, many people immediately start applying for new jobs. After all, you’ve been told to start. I wouldn’t. Instead, I’d make sure I’d have done the following five actions before making that first application. Of course, I’d get all of them done in less than a week, but one still needs to get them done. Here they are: Answer the question, “Why are you leaving?”. It’s an important question – one that you’ll be asked in interviews.

2014 211

How to Understand and Adapt to the Current Job Market


Unpredictability and uncertainty in the business world shorten employment tenure. There are several reasons for this: The fast-paced and ever-changing evolution of technology is generating competitive pressures. Consumer tastes are changing and demanding new products and services. And world events are destabilizers; revolutions, wars, floods, droughts, earthquakes, tsunamis, and reactor meltdowns are examples. Employers find […].

2014 212

Manager Burnout The Erosive Power of Insincerity


Kristin, a unit manager in a large hospital, described what bothered her about her job: “My frustration comes from, not the staff or Managers that I have, but the inequities that I feel we have in the organization.

2014 217

Hire for Cultural Fit: It’s Time to Add Women, Pt 1

Hiring Technical People

In the blogosphere and in the press, there is an increasing notice about the lack of women in technical fields and management positions. Here is some data: Why women leave tech: what the research says by Sue Gardner. Read Visualizing Silicon Valley’s Lack of Diversity.

Labor Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.”. Ralph Waldo Emerson. Labor, work, toil or endeavor. Strain, struggle, travail or exertion. No matter what you call it, it comes from within.

2014 201

5 Tips for Military Spouses Pursuing a Career in Teaching

Ms. Career Girl

With 85 percent of military spouses reporting that they want or need to work, finding a stable and meaningful career is highly important for the majority of military wives and husbands.

10 Best Ways to Build Your Personal Brand Online

Executive Career Brand

[This is my latest article as Job-Hunt.org''s Personal Branding Expert ]. Like it or not, getting involved with social media and building your personal brand online have become essential components of today’s job search.

2014 271

Is Fear of Disappointment Holding Your Success Hostage?

Career Makeover Coach

One of the things that kept me from pursuing the work, clients, and success I really wanted, was fear of disappointment. I had to make a choice: be content with just imagining success in my mind or decide that disappointment was not going to determine my destiny and then act accordingly.

2014 270

How to Respond Boldly When Shift Happens

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter When shift happens in your life and your career, are you ready to enact the bold moves? Or, do you pump your fists, shed a few tears and then continue life and job search strategy as usual?

2014 269

How To Turn A Job Rejection Into Success

Professional Resume Services

It stings when you are not hired after an interview for a job you really wanted. It stings even more when you are sure you are well-qualified for the position and have worked hard on your resume and interview skills. What you do with rejection is going to make a big impact on what happens next.

2014 236

8 Reasons Why You Won’t be Hired

Career Alley

We all know that job search can be tough and there are so many reasons why your search may take longer than you had hoped. The economy, your industry, your experience and competition are just a few of the factors that will impact your ability to land a new job.

2014 247

Face-to-Face Networking

Careers Done Write

Face-to-face networking may be one of the most detested phrases a career professional can hear. You mean I have to talk to strangers in person? Can’t I just email them? Isn’t it enough if I like their posts on LinkedIn ? Sure, it is great to connect online.

How to Format Your Resume for Electronic Job Applications (What You Don’t Know Won’t Hurt You. Is That So?)


The adage in the title is very misleading, especially for people in transition or otherwise contemplating a career change. Not only is the contention untrue but also in fact it hinders the ability to get what you want. Furthermore, it gives a false sense of positive feeling. For example, a person in transition is told […]. The post How to Format Your Resume for Electronic Job Applications (What You Don’t Know Won’t Hurt You. Is That So?) appeared first on WorkAlpha.

2014 207

The Shared Quality of Burnout & Engagement


For the most part, people working together on hospital units get along well. On some units, the social climate of the team is exceptionally good. On a minority of units, relationships are strained with low levels of civility and psychological safety, leaving people feeling isolated and at risk.

2014 212

How You Answer Irrelevant Questions in an Interview, Part 3

Hiring Technical People

Back in More Interview Questions Not to Ask, Part 1 , I said that hiring managers and teams should not ask irrelevant questions. Some of you here, and on LinkedIn and Facebook asked, “How do we answer these questions?” ” Here’s how you do it. If someone asks you “Who do you most admire and why?” ” use someone at work. Ground your answer in a work-related answer. You have turned this irrelevant question into a behavior-description answer.

2014 213

Independence Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“The bravest things we do in our lives are usually known only to ourselves.”. Peggy Noonan. You might not have thought about it, but Lady Liberty always stands by herself. The quest to be free, and to help others be free, is first and foremost an internal quest.

2014 188

Strategic Communication for the Overlooked Group: 5 Tips for Effective Employee Communication

Ms. Career Girl

In the work place, communication is not just a two way street, it’s a web. There’s management, employees, consumers, industry networks – and each channel needs to be addressed efficiently.

2014 241

The 3 Most Important LinkedIn Profile SEO Places for Relevant Keywords

Executive Career Brand

How do executive recruiters and hiring decision makers at your target companies find good-fit candidates like you? In a word. keywords. They go to the LinkedIn search engine and type in various relevant keywords and phrases that match the qualifications they’re seeking.

2014 268

A Simple Prescription to Cure Your Marketing Malfunction

Career Makeover Coach

“I am on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter already. I’ve even got a blog. Why isn’t this marketing stuff working?” ” There’s being highly visible online and then there’s being highly profitable. Effective marketing goes beyond just what you do on social media.

2014 269

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.

2014 269

The Top Reason Professional Resume Distribution Works

Professional Resume Services

Is anybody in your family interested in your family history? My mom is our family historian. She has our family tree going back to the 1600′s! It’s pretty amazing what she’s found out and who she has met along the way.

2014 234