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.

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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.

5 Facts About Becoming a Nurse Educator

Career Alley

As the job market becomes increasingly competitive, even experienced nurses and health care professionals are looking for ways to increase their marketability and career prospects. One way many nurses are doing that is by earning an advanced degree, such as a Master of Science in Nursing (MSN).

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Importance of Your LinkedIn Profile Picture

WorkAlpha

Ever asked yourself why YouTube’s popularity is growing exponentially? The answer is that people are much more attracted to information they get via images versus having to read content. Well, the same principle applies about photos on LinkedIn profiles.

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.

The Cost of Poor National Maternity Leave Policies

WorkEngagement

The New York Times published a graphic over the weekend that is currently making the rounds on social media showing paid maternity leave policies in every country in the world.

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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.

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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.

Make Liberal Arts A Successful College Major Choice

Career Key

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

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.

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?

Using Your Career Experience to Save Money

Career Alley

No matter how you cut it, college is expensive. The price tag for four years of tuition, room and board, fees and books can exceed six figures in some cases. Even attending a public university can cost more than $10,000 per year.

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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

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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.

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Outside of the Bubble

WorkEngagement

No matter what industry or type of organization you work in, there is a good chance that at some point in your career you have experienced feeling like you are in a bubble.

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What Should You Include in Your Cover Letter?

Professional Resume Services

Most people are perfectly comfortable with their resume. They have it set out in the proper format for the type of career they have and everything about it is professional. The problem comes when they have to write a cover letter.

The Company Doesn’t Love You

Hiring Technical People

I’m rearchitecting Manage Your Job Search (again). One of the things I’m doing is working on the introduction, explaining to people why they need to consider agile and lean as a system in which to work on their job hunt/job search project. I’m selling agile and lean to people. The reason you want to consider agile and lean is that your job search project is complex. You want to use a strategy for that project that fits that project. And, there is a meta-reason also.

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Résumé Help: Modernize Your Résumé

Careers Done Write

Clara’s résumé is very outdated. The problem with an outdated résumé is that it brands you as someone who is not knowledgeable about how business is done in today’s world. This could lead to a perception that you are not technically current or adaptable.

2013 237

Five Tips on How to Focus at Work

WorkArrow

Who hasn’t struggled with concentration at work and with any other place or activity for that matter? We all do in different ways, depending on our personality tendencies, strengths and weaknesses. Sometimes it is not nearly enough to tell yourself, “Snap out of this and concentrate!” Many times, starting this internal dialogue leads to negative […] The post Five Tips on How to Focus at Work appeared first on WorkArrow.

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Surviving Graduate School

Ms. Career Girl

Deciding to go back to school is a big decision and what makes it more complicated is that there is never a perfect time. For me personally going back shortly after completing my undergraduate degree worked for me as I was still used to homework and “school” type life.

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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 [.]

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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.

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10 Golden Rules for Relocating for a New Job

Career Alley

So you’ve bagged your dream job – congratulations! But, oh no, the job is located in a different city and is not at a commutable distance from where you live right now.

2013 263

Five Keys To Developing Your Personal Brand Story

Threshold Consulting

Perhaps the most important lesson of my life is this: there is a big difference between being alive and truly living. I started my career working my way up the corporate rungs … Yet, I was missing work and life balance. So, I transferred to Boulder….

2013 202

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.

Preventing Burnout: Job Crafting

WorkEngagement

Burnout is more than exhaustion. In addition to becoming tired, people lose their enthusiasm for their work. They want more distance from the expectations, obligations, and demands of worklife.

2013 228

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.

2013 246

What Google Has Learned About How to Hire People

Hiring Technical People

Have you read this New York Times article, In Head-Hunting, Big Data May Not Be Such a Big Deal ? It’s an interview with Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of people operations at Google. There are several points that are critical for you to read: We looked at tens of thousands of interviews, and everyone who had done the interviews and what they scored the candidate, and how that person ultimately performed in their job. We found zero relationship. It’s a complete random mess.

2013 213

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 228

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 200

10 Simple Ways to Create a Work/Life Balance

Ms. Career Girl

Balance is necessary in all aspects of our lives: from the peanut butter to jelly ratio that our parents exercised while making us sandwiches to finding the right amount of time to spend between your boyfriend and best friend. Why should your career be any different?

2013 276

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 277

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.

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5 Job Search Tips for College Grads and Entry Level Job Seekers

Career Alley

I often get asked by recent college grads what they can do to improve their chances of getting a job once they graduate. They answer, of course, depends on when you start the college grad job search process.

How to Do Your Interview Preparation

Jobacle

A much larger extent of our communication is done via our body language, than what we say. For this reason, it pays to brush up on your non-verbal communication skills prior to attending an interview.

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