2014

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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.

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5 Tips for Using Your Existing Knowledge, Expertise & Skills as a Gateway to a New Career

Career Alley

What if you wanted to change careers after completing your studies or working for many years in your qualified industry? It’s never too late. You would have developed many skills and knowledge that are transferable to other industries and positions.

2014 119

I Urge You Not to Settle

Ms. Career Girl

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle.

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8 Professional Soft Skills That Shouldn't Be Underestimated (and Why)

Position Ignition

Soft skills are often underestimated, yet their importance can’t be overestimated. They are what mark us out from the rest of the crowd as exceptional job candidates, employees and leaders. Many of us may struggle to define what a soft skill is or to name specific ones.

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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.

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Top Questions You Should Not Be Asked

Professional Resume Services

In an interview, it’s all about the questions. The conversation is pretty much a standard question-and-answer format for the most part. But there are some questions that should not be asked because it is illegal to do so.

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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.

Ten Skills That Will Be Critical for Success in the Workforce

Resume Bear

Global connectivity, smart machines, and new media are just some of the drivers reshaping how we think about work, what constitutes work, and the skills we will need to be productive contributors in the future.

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Deepening Our Roots on the Shores of Lake Texoma

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter And so it goes, Rob and I have moved into our new home, but this time, we are rooting ourselves into this small lake town called Gordonville, in Sherwood Shores, on the banks of Lake Texoma, Texas. A mature home, really.

2014 101

5 Strategic Job Search Tips

Career Alley

To be unemployed is a distressing experience and is not what one would wish for anyone. If you are continuously failing in finding the right job, you have to understand that it’s not always about your eligibility and skills.

2014 118

Why New Businesses Should Invest in Branded Promotional Items

Ms. Career Girl

Starting a side hustle or a business? Here’s a tip: Despite the world is going digital, there’s absolutely nothing that turns people’s heads other than the word – FREEBIES! Don’t lie.

2014 98

10 Ways to Explain a Gap in Your CV

Position Ignition

Gaps in CVs are anxiety-inducing. It can be tempting to lie on your CV and pretend that you have no long gaps between jobs. However, the right option is always to tell the truth. Here are ten tips on explaining gaps in your CV honestly while still selling yourself as the right candidate for the job.

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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 146

What If My Dream Employer Calls and I’m Not Ready to Interview?

The Job Quest

It’s so exciting when, after applying for a position with a dream company, you see their name flash on your caller ID. It’s the call you’ve been waiting for! Calming your nerves, you answer the phone. The HR rep on the other end of the line says: “Hi, Terry.

2014 102

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 98

Looking for a New Job This Year? Three Things You Should Do Today

Careers Done Write

Happy New Year! We hope that you all had a wonderful holiday season and are rested, re-charged, and ready to start 2014 off right.

2014 110

3 Questions To Ask At Your Job Interview

Professional Resume Services

There comes a point in good interviews where the job applicant is asked, “do you have any questions for me?” ” This is a tipping point that can go in your favor if you show that you have researched the company and care about the job itself more than the paycheck or benefits.

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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.

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How to Compete in Today’s Job Market

WorkAlpha

It is well-known that in today’s economy, job seekers face unprecedented challenges. One of them is the large number of applicants chasing just a few openings, but another is their lack of understanding of the rules of the competition. Many discount the fact that employers use different methods of selecting final candidates by applying certain […]. The post How to Compete in Today’s Job Market appeared first on WorkAlpha. Job Search Applicant Tracking System Job Search Tips

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 95

7 Hot Career Paths if You Enjoy Working with Children

Career Alley

Not just anyone can work with children and simply liking kids isn’t enough to forge a direction for a career path. To work with or teach children effectively, you have to love what you do as well as love the kids themselves.

2014 114

Why PR Can Benefit from More Female Leaders

Ms. Career Girl

The post Why PR Can Benefit from More Female Leaders appeared first on Ms. Career Girl. The news isn’t new: the majority of leadership and senior positions in the workplace are held by men. True, women have made strides towards equality in the workforce in the past decades.

8 Ways to Deal with Competitive Peers

Position Ignition

At work, you may have noticed people in your peer group who are clearly trying to make their way to the top of the organisation. They don’t care whose toes they have to tread on – and that includes yours. Although you’re also obviously trying to make a good impression in the workplace, there’s no point getting into a “tit-for-tat” situation with competitive colleagues as this rarely ends well for you or for the organisation as a whole.

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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 143

So You Want to Become a Manager. Do You Have What It Takes to Be a Great One?

The Job Quest

For some, but not all , moving into a management position is a natural evolution in one’s career. Maybe it comes from the feeling of wanting the challenge that comes from going to next level, or maybe you are thinking, “My boss is a jerk! I can do better than that guy (or gal)!”

2014 98

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.

How many credentials after a name on a resume?

Careers Done Write

Dear Debra: I have my credentials at the top of my resume and cover letter just after my name. A recruiter told me that this is an overload. Here is what I show: “Marcia Bolen, MST, PA, BSA, ABA, RTRP, CBM, CDFA, CMA, CFE.” ” What do you think? Thank you, Marcia.

2014 106

One Great Way To Target Your Status Updates

Professional Resume Services

I hope you are on LinkedIn, because it is one of the fastest-growing ways to network with other professionals. The site does a good job of helping you figure out how to improve your profile and potential network, too.

2014 91

Three Tips for Answering “Tell Me About Yourself”

Hiring Technical People

I’ve said I don’t like the “Tell me About Yourself” question long ago and more recently. It’s not a useful question. But that’s not going to stop interviewers from asking it. Here are my three tips for answer this question. Remember that you are not your degrees or certifications. Remember that you are not your role (project manager, developer, tester, whatever). Remember that you need to articulate your value.

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New Fanshawe College Pathfinder Uses Career Key's Career and College Major Test

Career Key

We''re proud to announce that Fanshawe College , one of the largest colleges of applied art and technology in Ontario, is now using The Career Key''s valid career and college major test to match prospective students to Fanshawe''s programs of study.

5 Simply Positive Things You Can Do to Get Results During Your Job Search

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Job search, akin to moving to a new town often is unfamiliar, disconcerting and frightening. In fact, it can turn confidence into insecurity, and polished poise into rough edges. It also can shift calmness into anger and patience into pushiness.

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12 Job Search Blunders You Don’t Want to Make

Career Alley

“ I always wanted to be somebody, but now I realize I should have been more specific. ” – Lily Tomlin It can happen to anyone. A bad interview, a resume error (big time), insulting the interviewer (unintentionally).

2014 112

If You’re Living Without A Mentor, You’re Not Living

Ms. Career Girl

Frankly, my career in my early twenties has been more like a perpetual pain tolerance test for emotional whiplash. To put it simply: it has hurt. When you go through hard times it’s easy to focus on what you don’t have rather than what you do.

The Biggest Barrier To Career Change And What To Do About It

Position Ignition

Stuck in a rut, but petrified of taking the big leap? Trapped by a high salary, strong track record or the expectations of family and friends? You know you want out, but everyone around you says you’d be insane to give up what you have? Lucy Watson explores how to overcome the voices holding you back. Career Change

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