2012

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The 10 Most Common Reasons Why Your Resume is Not Working

Career Copilot

As a professional recruiter and certified resume writer I have reviewed hundreds of thousands of resumes. The vast majority of resumes have serious flaws and I have identified the top ten critical mistakes that job seekers are making with their resume. It is my hope that this article reaches as many people as possible (please [.]. Your Career

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The Art of Following Up Your Résumé

The Job Quest

A client recently sent his résumé to a contact he developed. Upon not hearing anything back after a week, he asked me: “Should I contact [name] again?” ” The answer to this question really depends on how the follow-up is framed.

50 Hottest Twitter Hashtags for Job Seekers

Resume Bear

Twitter is like a window into the soul of America. It shows us faster and more accurately what is on our collective minds than any other medium currently in use.

The 4 connections you need to get hired

Cube Rules

photo credit: Darwin Bell. In a job search, we hear a lot about connections. After all, we’ve all heard the statistics about how networking can help you land a job faster, more and more job seekers are using social networking , and the list goes on. We’ve heard it all.

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Protect Your Reputation (or, don’t do dumb things)

Professional Resume Services

Just recently one big pharmaceutical company was fined 1.2 billion dollars for failing to disclose possible serious side effects of one of their FDA-approved drugs. Some companies take these fines in stride as the cost of doing business.

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6 Things You Should Do Before an Interview

Career Alley

“ Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished. If you’re alive, it isn’t. ” – Richard Bach. So you got a call and you have scheduled an interview with the company you have been eyeing for the last few months.

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Productivity Tips for Friday Afternoons

WorkArrow

Fridays… Friday afternoons could very well be the hardest part of the week. You start the morning all fired up for the day, then comes lunch time and everything just slows down from there. If you find it hard to end your work week off on a productive high, try some of these tips to [.]. Productivity Tips Friday Afternoon How to Be More Efficient Productivity at Work Time Management

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Top 10 Things to Do Before and After a Job Interview

Jobacle

Interviewing for a new job can be a nerve-wracking experience, even without a slow job market adding additional layers of stress to your mental state. With unemployment hovering around 8% according to the Department of Labor, competition remains fierce for each job opening.

101 Career Experts all Job Hunters Should Follow on Twitter

Career Copilot

If you are currently in job search mode, I am sure you have heard that social networking is an essential component of a successful job search strategy. This is definitely true but sometimes social media can seem overwhelming especially when there are hundreds of millions of people on Twitter. We here at Career Copilot have [.]. Your Career

“Nourish Your Career”: Tips from 18 Career Pros

The Job Quest

Nourish Your Career is the brain-child of Shahrzad Arasteh that brings together 18 career professionals to share their wisdom and their favorite recipes (after all, you need sustenance when working on your career strategies).

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5 Tips from a LinkedIn Jedi

Resume Bear

The man who wrote the book on LinkedIn shares his secrets to becoming an expert social networker. David Gowel has made many career transitions: from civilian to military, from military to academic, and finally from academic to entrepreneurship.

3 things to learn from the office slacker

Cube Rules

You know the office slacker , right? The one who manages up, not to the team. One who slides by with deliverables and not really contributing anything of substance. They stay working, getting good marks on their performance review, and continuing to get plumb assignments from management.

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Protect Your Professional Reputation

Professional Resume Services

Just recently one big pharmaceutical company was fined 1.2 billion dollars for failing to disclose possible serious side effects of one of their FDA-approved drugs. Some companies take these fines in stride as the cost of doing business.

Ask Questions of the Hiring Manager and the Interview Team

Hiring Technical People

In an interview, you have an opportunity to ask questions. Good interviewers will ask What Questions Do You Have For Me? What questions do you ask? It depends where you are in the interview process. First, ask about culture. As a candidate, these are ideal questions to ask in a first-round interview. You may not be able to come right out and ask, “What’s okay to talk about? How do you treat people? What do you reward?”

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Fear Is a Liar

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter What are you afraid of? I think, whether you are in the midst of mundaneness or in the throes of manic anxiety, or somewhere in between, fear is at the root of being stuck! I see it every day in my conversation with careerists. People who are unhappy with their present job [.] No related posts. Career Change Career Fear Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter career advice career change career strategy fear job search

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How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Professional Headline SEO-Friendly

Executive Career Brand

To maximize your LinkedIn professional headline, make it SEO-friendly. That is, include the most important relevant keywords recruiters and your target employers will be searching for, when they’re sourcing top talent. Your LinkedIn professional headline sits high up on the web page. Any relevant keywords you place there will be more readily found by search engines than the content below it.

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The Rebound Job

Careers Done Write

After a long relationship comes to an end, sometimes a rebound relationship helps you get back on your feet. It may not be the love of your life, but it’s a friendly and fun relationship to help you heal. Smart people recognize the rebound relationship for what it is, so nobody gets hurt.

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A Sure Way to Fail: Being Ms. Independent

Ms. Career Girl

I must have spent days upon days in my cubicle dreaming I could be self-employed and working from my adorable home office. I wanted independence. I did not want to have to rely on other people so much to make a living. Now I AM self-employed. My home office is NOT adorable.

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3 Hobbies That Will Make You Stand Out to Employers

Jobacle

There are a few standard principles that all employers demand from a new employee, like a positive attitude and a healthy work ethic, but how do you share your values with employers before landing an interview?

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10 Tips for Positive Job Hunting

Career Copilot

Job hunting can get pretty depressing when you’ve been at it for a while. Constant rejections and disappointments can damage a job searcher’s confidence and leave you feeling like all hope is gone. But it’s important to remember that having a positive attitude in itself is a great selling point for future employees – so [.]. job hunting employment guide job positivity work

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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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Office Etiquette Tips for Young Workers

Resume Bear

Young workers are known for their energy, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn, but many times their lack of experience and professionalism comes back to bite them when they want a raise, promotion, or just to be taken seriously.

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When to move on in your job search

Cube Rules

Your job search involves stages — getting from resume to phone interview, phone interview to a face-to-face interview, and from face-to-face interviews to job offer. All of these stages have something in common: they take time. How much time should they take?

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5 Ways To Make Your Executive Resume Better

Professional Resume Services

One of the most important things to keep in mind about writing your executive resume is that there is no one way to do it. Don’t get locked in a box about how a resume should look and feel. What works for one job candidate may not work for another. The idea is to write the best resume for you.

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We Have Created Our Own Shortage Of People

Hiring Technical People

John Sumser is writing a series of articles about the hiring paradox on HR Examiner. Read the first one, The Hiring Paradox (Skills Gap 1). The gist is this: It takes more time to hire when you have more alternatives. And, boy oh boy, do employers have more alternatives right now.

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How to Prevent a Career Nosedive

Career Trend

By Robert P. Poindexter Feast or famine. Steak today, cheeseburgers tomorrow. Here today, gone tomorrow. Sometimes the hammer, sometimes the nail. We have all used one of these phrases at some time or another and they remind us of just how temporal success can be. That being said, why do so many job seekers wait until they [.] No related posts.

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.

Forget About Your CV and Start Networking Now!

Position Ignition

Recently, Simon North , Founder of Position Ignition wrote an article for Jobsite.co.uk , one of the largest job websites in the UK.

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Stand Out: Five Wonderful Infographic Resumes for Inspiration

Ms. Career Girl

If you’re looking to stand out in the job application process (and it goes without saying that we all need to make sure we do) then short of turning up in a clown outfit and juggling fire for attention, the absolute best way to get noticed is with your resume.

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5 Ways a Personal Blog Can Boost Your Career

Jobacle

When I first graduated from business school, I leveraged our school's alumni network to seek advice on securing my first job. One successful businessperson I spoke to advised that starting a blog would be one of the best things I could do to advance in my career.

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8 Tips to Shine in Interviews

Career Copilot

8 Tips to Shine in Interviews In today’s competitive job market, prospective hires need to do everything in their power to stand out from the crowd if they want to land the position of their choice. In more forgiving employment opportunities applicants simply didn’t have to work as hard as they do today. An applicant with an impressive work history could [.] Career CoPilot - It's your Career - Don't Fly Solo.

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What Zig Ziglar Has Taught Us About Career Management

The Job Quest

I was saddened to hear of the passing of motivational speaker Zig Ziglar yesterday. Here are just a few of his quotes that get you thinking about how you approach the management of your career: About attitude. “Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.”

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Will Resumes Become Obsolete?

Resume Bear

Two years ago while applying for jobs, I spent hours worrying about my resume. Is the wording okay? Do I love the design? Thinking about how to improve my resume kept me up at night because I knew that document was my chance to get noticed for an open position.

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Can my employer ask me to take my résumé off a career website?

Careers Done Write

Dear Deb: My boss just called me in her office and asked me if I am searching for a new job. She said that she saw my résumé on a local career site. I told her that I posted it 18 months earlier when I was considering a change, but I am not searching now.

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