Office Etiquette – What Not To Do

Ms. Career Girl

Happy Monday, everyone! I’m sure you’re wondering who I am and what I’m going to discuss as a new columnist for your favorite blog, Ms. Career Girl. So here’s the 411: My name’s Meghan and I’m a 23-year-old public affairs workaholic and political mastermind in the making.

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10 Tips For Improving Your LinkedIn Profile

Professional Resume Services

LinkedIn has become one of the most effective social networking sites for business professionals. Some people have used it to find better jobs within their industry while others do well using it for prospecting.

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.

Résumé Help What Not to Do: Part 2 of 2

Careers Done Write

In our last Résumé Help blog entry, we introduced this two-part series, “What Not to Do.” ” I suggested that we need to see and discuss the truly disastrous résumés to learn what not to do ! We thought things were bad in the first half.

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Career Transition: Ten Top Motivational Quotes

Position Ignition

Whether we’re finding a new job , changing careers , pursuing promotion , returning from a career break or experiencing some other form of career transition, it’s always helpful to have an extra bit of motivation or inspiration to help us on our way.

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How to Revive Your Job When You've Just About Had It


Are you tired of the "same old same old" at work? Do you have a thousand complaints about who you work with and how things are done? Are you constantly stressed about the security of your job? Work negativity can take many forms, and they all feel pretty terrible.

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Give Thanks for Careers Helping People in a Disaster

Career Key

To celebrate Thanksgiving, Career Key has made a list below of careers and occupations that we rely on in a natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy – obvious ones and those behind the scenes. All this month, please give thanks for the people who help us when we need it most.

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Challenger Sale meets Challenger Interview

Career Brander

My luck is so bad that if I bought a cemetery, people would stop dying. Rodney Dangerfield. Finding your next job is not about luck. It will require you to get out of your comfort zone and embrace selling techniques. Competition is stiff, hiring processes are changing, unemployment remains high.

2012 164

Seven Reasons to Continue Your Education After College

Ms. Career Girl

Today’s guest post is by Wes McIntyre, a contributing writer studying for his masters of health care administration. Wes spent several years in an entry-level position before realizing that his lack of education was holding him back.

Should I Pay For a Professional Resume?

Professional Resume Services

We all recognize how important it is to make a good first impression when applying for a job. The way your resume looks, the content that it contains, and the way that it is presented to a potential employer could be the difference between getting your resume read, or tossed into the trash.

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How to Get Your Personal Brand Into Your LinkedIn Profile

Executive Career Brand

You have a “ brand” new executive resume aligning your unique set of qualifications with the needs of your well-researched target employers, and differentiating your value proposition (or personal brand) from your competitors in the job market. Don’t stop there.

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Skype Interview Suggestions

Careers Done Write

If you are actively job searching out of your area and you have not used Skype for an interview yet, you will. Prepare yourself now so you are ready when the opportunity is presented. Create an Ideal Background. Remove people, pets, and any other distractions.

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10 Career Success Principles

Position Ignition

Success has different meanings depending on the person defining it. My definition of success relates to living an authentic life congruent with who I am and what I want to achieve.

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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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In this election We Endorse.

Sklover Working Wisdom

the candidate who espouses, believes and lives the same “employment values” we do: 1. No employee is entitled to a job. No employer is entitled to a slave. Employees owe a duty of loyalty to their employers. Employers owe a duty of fairness to their employees.

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The Tools of the Trade


At most companies, employees are, by far, the most valuable resource. All of the gadgets and machinery in the world won’t turn a profit if they don’t have smart, capable people behind them.

2012 170

Graduate Resume Writing


Resume Writing Skills for Entry Level Candidates. As a current student, recent graduate or entry level job candidate, entering the job market for the very first time, you are probably also getting ready to write your very first professional resume.

College and Career Success: Is Your State a Leader or Laggard?

Career Key

Promising careers require some post-high school training and education ; students and parents need to be educated consumers.

What Do You Want?

Career Trend

By Robert P. Poindexter Why is such an easy question so often hard to answer? Is it because we fear an obligation to ourselves and others by admitting it out loud? Or, could it be that we simply don’t feel that we deserve what we want? Even more sinister is the possible negative reaction we [.]

2012 163

Why YOU Need a Mentor.

Ms. Career Girl

No, I’m not talking about an unplanned work chat with a more tenured peer while passing in Starbucks. I’m not talking about a one-time sit down with your boss to discuss last month’s project or this week’s performance.

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How To Survive A Job Interview

Professional Resume Services

In the vacant job market today just getting as far as a job interview is an accomplishment in itself. To get the best possible chance of securing a job interview for a vacant position you are interested in there are a few things that you need to make sure you have in place first.

2012 179

How To Overcome Executive Job Search Inertia

Executive Career Brand

If you’ve been in a prolonged job search, sometimes inertia sets in. It may just be an inevitable part of the process. And during the holiday season, it’s even easier to give in to the urge to kick back and forget about your search for a few weeks.

2012 176

Liar, Liar, Career on Fire!

Careers Done Write

Last month I was helping a client, who reminded me of Tommy Flanagan in the Jon Lovitz pathological liar sketch on Saturday Night Live. In draft one of his Résumé, he exceeded sales by 12%.

2012 185

Negotiating a Pay Rise in a New Job

Position Ignition

This year, we have put together 2 salary negotiation eBooks to help you with this challenging subject: Up Your Game, Up Your Pay! and Get Paid Right, From the Start.

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The two places your job search must stay consistent

Cube Rules

Job searches are often long and complicated. What we think we need to do is get our resume ready, check out stuff on LinkedIn, load our resume up on to a job board or two, and check out our social media sites to find out the latest jobs available.

2012 173

Election Day

Sklover Working Wisdom

“Fifty percent of people won’t vote, And fifty percent don’t read newspapers. I hope it’s the same fifty percent.”. Gore Vidal. I don’t care what anyone says: though elections may be corrupted by big money, full of egotistical grandstanders, or stuck in a gridlock, voting is important.

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Growing as an Organization


On a few occasions this blog has looked into the idea of giving and receiving feedback.

2012 165

Productivity Tips for Friday Afternoons


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

2012 159

6 Critical Teamwork Job Skills and How to Develop Them

Career Key

Teamwork job skills are necessary to getting hired, according toalmost 80 percent of employers in the National Association of Colleges andEmployers (NACE) Job Outlook 2012 survey. You need them, whether or not you area “people person” and regardless of your career choice.

2012 165

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

Are You Treating Your Twenties Like The Olympics?

Ms. Career Girl

Are you watching the Olympics? Stupid question. Of course you are. Unless you’re not, you little rebel you. But at least you know it’s on. And if you don’t, what rock do you live under?

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Why Is Personal Branding Important?

Professional Resume Services

As hard as it sounds, many employers look at you as an asset rather than a person. This doesn’t mean that they don’t appreciate you – but it means that they look at what you can offer to the company as a whole rather than an as an individual.

The Kitchen Sink C-level Executive Resume

Executive Career Brand

You may think a 20+ page, all-inclusive resume is a huge executive job search blunder. I disagree. But not for the reasons you may think. A kitchen sink resume is the place you dump ALL your experience, skills, qualifications, achievements, metrics, areas of knowledge, areas of interest, etc.

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The Four Ingredients of a Modern Job Search

Careers Done Write

Job Search Strategies career advice infographic

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