2012

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.

2012 207

Use These Strategies to Get Accepted to Graduate School and Win Your First Job in Healthcare Administration

Career Alley

While it can feel like a done deal to find a job in the exploding field of healthcare these days, the truth is that if you want to advance up the corporate ladder in your chosen profession, your first step needs to be tending to your education.

2012 201

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.

2012 195

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Empathy Builds Resiliency

WorkEngagement

People become stronger by connecting with others. Resiliency is the capacity to thrive in adversity. That capacity increases as people build their resources and become more effective at putting those resources to use.

2012 174

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

Life@work

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.

2012 166

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 165

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.

Love Psychology But Aren’t a People Person? Two Psych Fields Perfect for You

Career Alley

Do you find yourself fascinated by psychology, but are you more attracted to the corporate world than the counselor’s couch? If you’re interested in a psychology career that involves more concrete concepts, consider forensic psychology or industrial organizational psychology.

2012 200

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.

2012 184

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.

2012 187

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.

2012 187

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.

2012 187

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.

2012 189

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.

2012 173

The Tools of the Trade

WorkEngagement

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

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.

2012 164

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

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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The Forecast for Public Health Careers in 2012

Career Alley

A century ago, in terms of disease and health issues, the world was a scary place. On any given day, one could be exposed to diseases like small pox, polio, measles or mumps; even in hospitals. Cigarettes were fashionable and were even touted as being good for you.

2012 190

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 174

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.

2012 177

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.

2012 169

Growing as an Organization

WorkEngagement

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

2012 165

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.

Graduate Resume Writing

RedStarResume

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.

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?

2012 206

8 Ways to Be A Smart Job Seeker

Career Alley

Guest Post by Greg of Ivy Exec. We are all familiar with the hardships involved in being an unemployed job seeker. Not only is it frustrating and depressing when you can’t find a job, but the feelings become magnified as the length of time unemployed increases.

2012 190

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.

2012 170