2013

The 10 Things Productive People Always Do

Ms. Career Girl

Regardless of whether you oversee 100 employees or 100 departments, when it comes to being a productive worker and boss, nothing is as important as overseeing yourself. From banishing the monster of multi-tasking to taking regular breaks, productivity is a practice that anyone can master.

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My Parents and Their Encore Careers!

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” ” ~Maya Angelou Robert’s and my soul-enriching spring trip to Kansas City, MO, to visit my folks commenced this past week.

2013 207

Your Email Signature: Another Personal Branding Tool

Executive Career Brand

I estimate that more than half of the emails I receive from executive job seekers have only one line in their email signatures. their name. Sometimes their signature is the default they use in doing business through their employers, which may not be appropriate to use in their job search.

Make Liberal Arts A Successful College Major Choice

Career Key

Forget the war on liberal arts ! Liberal arts majors can make successful college majors.

5 Social Media Tips for Career Management

Position Ignition

How would you use social media channels such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest to manage your career? We’ll provide five tips about how social channels are powerful conduits to identifying and managing your digital profile and voice.

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Infographic Color Me Hired - The Colors You Wear Say a Lot

Careers Done Write

We always talk about how important appearance is. Did you ever stop to think about how color affects perception? Career Builder recently conducted a survey of more than 2,000 hiring managers, recruiters and HR professionals to learn how color impacts perception. Here''s what we learned. link].

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The Future of Work

Sklover Working Wisdom

— Will most employees become freelancers? —. It’s a trend, a growing trend, a worldwide trend – and a troubling trend.

2013 182

Power vs Force Score

Career Development Plan

Please rate your communication and responses in current and past on the scale below. One gets lots of input from family, friends and colleagues when you ask. Accept their perceptions and learn what you can and should do differently to grow productive communications. Please discuss.

2013 179

6 Things You Should Accomplish Your First Year at a New Job

Ms. Career Girl

There are some key milestones that every new employee should achieve within their first year at a new company. How you fit in with your team and your professional growth the first year can determine your success in the years that follow. Make those first 12 months count.

My 3 Words for 2014

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter Each year, Chris Brogan, Publisher of Owner Magazine and CEO/President of Human Business Works, blogs about his 3 Words for the new year. He describes the words as “shorthand representation of your bigger story.

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10 Reasons To Love Your Personal Brand

Executive Career Brand

Are you someone who thinks personal branding is not for you because it’s all about self-promotion, and you never liked tooting your own horn, or people who do? Besides, you say to yourself, branding is for products. You’re not a “brand”, you’re a person, right?

Most Common Job Interview Questions

RedStarResume

Job Interviewing is all about research, confidence and creating a good rapport. The hiring manager needs to know that you are capable of performing the tasks of the job and also that you will be a good addition to the team.

2013 164

5 Reasons to Keep Up with Technology in the Workplace

Position Ignition

Its funny isn’t it. That in the blink of an eye the workplace is dramatically changing. Business is changing. The technology boom that has happened within the past 15 years has forced new ways of work in to the offices around America.

Dressing For Success: Yes it Still Matters

Professional Resume Services

It’s funny that this still has to be pointed out to people, but it does. When you are interviewing for a job, you need to dress in a certain manner. Torn jeans, a dirty t-shirt, and uncombed hair will simply not cut it in the corporate world. Neither do gauges, visible tattoos, or piercings.

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Love Can Make Your Career a Success

Career Key

Larry and Jeanine, Naples, 1963 Falling in love with the right person can make your career and life a success. Take my parents for example: Dr. Lawrence K. Jones (Larry), Career Key’s author and his wife Jeanine Wehr Jones.

2013 165

Preventing Burnout: What Managers Can Do

WorkEngagement

Burnout presents two distinct challenges for managers. Addressing their own inclinations towards burnout, and 2. Helping their employees to avoid burnout. A basic principle for helping others avoid burnout is that people do not always follow through.

2013 182

Resume Writing Solutions for a Career Change

Careers Done Write

Resume writing is a challenge for many. It can be a very frustrating experience if you are planning a major career change. It does not have to be frustrating. With the right approach you can craft a resume that paves a path to your new career.

“You expect me to believe THAT??!!”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Smiling People Make More Money. Yes, that is what I said. Sure, earning more money would seem to make people smile more, right? Actually, a recent study suggests it is the other way around: smiling people earn more than scowlers.

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Your performance review rating is set before your review is written

Cube Rules

We’re at that time of the year when performance reviews are written. Many, if not most, employees think that the review is written and then the rating is figured out. That’s not how it works.

2013 158

How to Ace a Phone Interview

Ms. Career Girl

You’ve finally decided that you’re ready for the next step in your professional career. You’ve been searching job boards and applying to jobs that sound interesting to you. Finally, a note back from an employer, hoping to get you on the phone for a telephone interview.

Sailing Into My 50th Birthday

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter With the flip of a calendar page, I sailed into 50 on Sept. Coffee on the porch with my handsome husband and fur family helped ease into the morning. This was followed by an invigorating call from my sister, Janet, and a power workout setting the day on just the right [.]

2013 202

Best Kept Secret to Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile

Executive Career Brand

Executive recruiters and hiring decision makers at your target companies search LinkedIn using relevant keywords to locate good-fit candidates.

2013 195

Ever Have One Of Those Days?

RedStarResume

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2013 164

11 Top Tips on Personal Branding

Position Ignition

Article by Simon North , Founder of Position Ignition, creator of the Career Ignition Club and co-author of 125 Personal Branding Tips. With more career mobility, career change and competition for jobs and promotions than ever before, personal branding is becoming increasingly important.

2013 181

Why You Need To “Own” Your Online Brand

Professional Resume Services

Even if you have no plans to run a business, you have an online brand: it is the persona the internet world perceives you to be. What comes up when your name is put in a search engine? Are you on social media with embarrassing pictures? Why would I tell you to “own” your online brand?

2013 188

Using LinkedIn Alumni to Explore Careers and Majors

Career Key

If you want to make a career change , choose a career , or choose a major , LinkedIn Alumni is a helpful addition to other career information resources that opens your mind to career and education options.

2013 165

Preventing Burnout: Community

WorkEngagement

A workplace can be a community or a battleground. People do not simply co-exist; they interact. They can ignore one another for only so long. Eventually people will either support or undermine those around them.

2013 182

Five Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Your Boss

Careers Done Write

If the kind of relationship you have with your boss can determine how successful you are in your career and ultimately how much money you can earn, why not invest the time and commitment necessary to make sure you and your direct manager see eye-to-eye?

2013 177

Sklover’s Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

“There is a kind of victory in good work, no matter how humble.” ” – Jack Kemp. How true, whether at work, home or otherwise. Doing a task well is, in itself, a victory.

2013 164

Determining Your Next Career Step

Career Copilot

When it comes to your career, standing still for too long is not a good idea. It doesn’t matter if you are happy in your job right now; you still should be thinking of your next move. In fact, when you are satisfied at work is a great time to think about your next career [.]. Your Career

2013 158

7 Tips for First Time Home Buyers

Ms. Career Girl

Buying your first house is an exciting experience. My name is Amanda Peterson and I am very excited to be a contributer to MGC!

2013 207

Without Words, Stories Will Wither

Career Trend

By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter “We hear the mantra everywhere: make it visual, use more pictures, forget text–it’s all about images,” said Neicole Crepeau in her recent blog post, In the Age of Images, Why Words Still Dominate.

2013 194

10 Blogs for Job Search, Personal Branding and Career Help

Executive Career Brand

Prompted by the theme for this month’s Career Development Carnival , a showcase of the best blog posts from career experts, I’ve compiled a short list of excellent blogs and websites for job seekers and careerists.

2013 194

Job Interviewing Is Tough Work

RedStarResume

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