Job Search Tips for Employees of RadioShack and Others Facing a Layoff

Career Solvers

According to recent reports, RadioShack is preparing to shut down in a bankruptcy deal that would sell almost half its stores to Sprint and close the rest. Do it now, before you are in “I need a job yesterday” mode.

Seven Ways to Get Noticed in Your Job Search | Boomers Next Step

Boomers Next Step

Are you approaching your job search like everyone else? You’re just blending in with the Job Search Herd when you’re like everyone else. Take a different approach to your job search and you’ll start to see positive responses. For instance: (1) Have business cards advertising “You&# and your job search. (2) Your job skills and competencies should be in the top one-fourth of the first page of the resume.

2011 73

5 Cover Letter Mistakes You Must Avoid

Career Realism

You've polished your resume to no end, especially after finding a job posting that precisely fits your skills. Many hiring managers use your cover letter to gauge your interest in the company, as well as your aptitude for the job.

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. A kitchen sink resume is the place you dump ALL your experience, skills, qualifications, achievements, metrics, areas of knowledge, areas of interest, etc. Job Search Fizzling?

2012 186

ResumeBear Launches New Resources, Surpasses 100,000 Daily Visitors to Premier Job Site

Resume Bear

ResumeBear launches new job board features, new College & University Program, and new Success Center, attracting over 100,000 daily visitors. Less than a year after its official launch, ResumeBear has become a force in the online job board marketplace.

2012 278

How to Create a Living Resume

Ms. Career Girl

When you’re a freelancer or on the job hunt, your resume is possibly your best marketing tool for picking up new employer and/or clients. While every new engagement is a chance to broaden your experience, that is not always conveyed when searching for the next new opportunity.

2017 204

BEST STEPS FOR GETTING A JOB NOW!

Resume Help Blog

Home Our Partners About Us Resume Writers Resume Help – Lesson #1 Resume Help – Lesson #2 Resume Help Blog Stand Out From The Crowd In Today's Job Market MBA Online Recent Posts Putting the Employer First Advice for New Graduates to Compete Successfully How To Save Money On Your Car Insurance The Anatomy of a Hostile Government Takeover – Obamacare at six months. The news services are not reporting a lot on these things because good news does not sell.

2009 100

7 Ways Your Resume Will Be Judged Post-Interview

Career Realism

Employers will often bring in candidates who don’t fit the job posting 100% to see what else they’re bringing to the table at this stage. Lack Of Match-Up Between Job Titles And Actual Responsibilities. What types of job titles do they have?

2016 83

Does Your Cover Letter Make These 5 Critical Mistakes?

Jennifer Anthony

You’ve polished your resume to no end, especially after finding a great job posting that seems tailor-made for your leadership skills. Many hiring managers use your cover letter to gauge your interest in the company, as well as to measure your aptitude for the job. Here are 5 of the most crucial mistakes made in cover letters—including those that can quickly knock you out of the running for a leadership job: 1 – Your opening line was boring. By Laura Smith-Proulx.

Mobile Recruiting is a Complete Sham & Waste of Your Time

Workology

68% of Job Seekers Have Viewed a Job Via Mobile. What matters in recruiting is really the story that is told through analytics, metrics and measurements starting with your own candidate web traffic to your career page, job posting or talent community.

2014 154

6 Punctuation Tips For A Sexier Resume

Career Realism

With all of the emphasis on loading your documents with keywords, accomplishments, and metrics that make the case for you being the perfect fit for the position you’re after, have you overlooked proper punctuation? Job Search Resume punctuation

2014 114

Does Your Cover Letter Get An A Or F? Here’s The Test

Career Realism

Yet even a cursory look at what top-level professionals are actually putting out there reveals the truth: reports of the cover letter’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. Purpose #2, you’re responding to a job posting or some other notification about a position that has opened up.

How to Fix Four Common Resume Mistakes

Career Solvers

If so, it may be time to perform a checkup on your resume to improve the overall health of your job-search campaign. The job description. These resumes list job responsibilities galore and often look like the writer literally cut and pasted their job description into the resume.

2011 89

3 Flexible Day Jobs For Actors

Career Realism

That is why having a day job with growth potential – or even a parallel career path – in place before that decision needs to be made is so valuable. So with that in mind, here is my list of three jobs which can be done as day jobs or as alternative careers, or even developed into businesses.

2013 82

Switching Careers at the Executive Level

Jennifer Anthony

In fact, according to Execunet’s 2009 Executive Job Market Intelligence Report, 94 percent of the senior-level executives surveyed would consider switching industries. Of course, you won’t have decades to get the job done.

2009 158

Career Management: It Takes a Village

Career Solvers

They need strong relationships with employers and they need to be up to speed on the importance of social media in a job search. But I also plan on meeting with someone from career services and taking a look at their processes for preparing kids for their job search after college.

2010 63

Best Steps For Getting A Job In 2009

Resume Help Blog

Home Our Partners About Us Resume Writers Resume Help – Lesson #1 Resume Help – Lesson #2 Resume Help Blog Stand Out From The Crowd In Today's Job Market MBA Online Recent Posts Putting the Employer First Advice for New Graduates to Compete Successfully How To Save Money On Your Car Insurance The Anatomy of a Hostile Government Takeover – Obamacare at six months. The news services are not reporting a lot on these things because good news does not sell.

2009 109

The Social Conundrum for HR: Is There One?

Workology

A recent Jobvite survey reported that of 1600 respondents, 60% had saved an average of $20,000 annually by using social recruiting tools – and 20% saved an average of more than $90,000. Effective Metrics. And we are seeing a complete shift in how ROI is reported.

2013 150

Analytics & Execution is Key to Be Taken Seriously in Employer Branding

Workology

I went so far as to publish my phone number in online job and newspaper ads because I was desperate for understanding in the type of recruiting ROI I was getting. It still makes me a little sad that even still 8 years later we are still allowing for candidate source self-reporting. Add in branding, messaging, storytelling across job boards, career sites, career fairs, social media and every recruiting channel in between.

2015 103

I’m supposed to write 23 mini-essays in 24 hours before an employer will even interview me

Ask A Manager

A reader writes: I am in the early stages of job searching and have a situation that I’m not sure is abnormal or not. I received the following questionnaire to complete after I applied for a director level job in the nonprofit/association industry. If you would, please describe/explain the reasons for your career moves/job changes, including gaps of employment if applicable. Membership Year Over Year performance metrics.

2018 63

Two (or More) Job Opportunities? – 18 Elements of Comparison – [Part 1 of 2]

Sklover Working Wisdom

ACTUAL CASE HISTORY : Danielle, a senior marketing executive, was quite unhappy in her job. In the end, she made the move to the new job, and fortunately has never looked back. It is common that comparison of two jobs, or two job offers, can be a difficult thing to do.

2018 130

How To Write A Great Accomplishment Statement | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

That post was about signaling strength during job interviews. Key Metric: What was impacted? Make sure that metric is also relevant and measurable in the way your industry defines it. My goal in writing these posts is to enable job seekers.

Seven Short Q & A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

A week later, my position was listed on a local job-search website for immediate hire. If you want to keep your job, and not have to sue, you might be wise to ask HR, in an email, why your job seems posted, and if it is your job, that you believe it would be a retaliatory firing.

2011 141

terse answer Thursday — 7 short answers to 7 short questions

Ask A Manager

As this is a phone sales job, I am finding myself increasingly irritated and uncomfortably warm. My question is centered around the delivery of employee performance metrics. It doesn’t seem fair to me to give an employee specific feedback on metrics they were not previously informed would be tracked and monitored (although the metrics are for things that they should already understand are relevant to how their performance is assessed).

2013 56

10 Tips: Asking For Recommendations On LinkedIn | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Today the focus is on LinkedIn – the social networking site that many job seekers now call home. Whereas Twitter and Facebook still receive lower marks from many job seekers. That a job seeker has taken the time to get them.

2010 113

HR LunchBreak: Affecting the VALUE of Your Workforce

HireCentrix

Keyword Search HCX for your Favorite Author / Content. HCX Jobs. Search. The difference between qualifications and skills, in my mind, is that qualifications encompass workplace related attributes that are necessary to being a strong contributor to a specific organization within a specific role, while skills encompass specific knowledge and abilities that may or may not be related directly to the job description or employer- though I’m open to argument on this definition.

2011 54

On Being A Good Fit For The Job | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [05.16.10] View Comments On Being A Good Fit For The Job This is an interesting topic for me. A company has a job and you have skills and experience that either match well or don’t match well. That’s our job for the hiring company.

2010 94

my manager asked me if this is the right job for me, requests for online reviews when you’d rather decline, and more

Ask A Manager

My manager asked me to think about if this is the right job for me. My manager has asked me “to think if this is really the right job for me.” ” What she is saying is that she doesn’t think it is the right job for me, and this isn’t the first time she has asked this question. I have been looking for another job, and would love to move from my current situation. This requires ratings for different metrics, including things like negotiation.

2014 61

where are they now: update #15 – call center misery — Ask a Manager

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager where are they now: update #15 – call center misery December 24, 2010 Remember the reader who was miserable in her job at a call center ? My other metrics were all well above average. FWIW, Call Centers aren’t a bad job.

2010 60

16 months after leaving job, still getting hassled by old boss

Ask A Manager

About Me Contact Books Reviews Ask a Manager 16 months after leaving job, still getting hassled by old boss March 2, 2011 We recently talked about how long it’s reasonable to answer questions from a past employer after you’ve left. They’re simply metrics for internal use.

2011 92

coworker monopolizes meetings with irrelevant topics

Ask A Manager

And if anyone reading this sees themselves in this guy, now is your chance to repent and reform, and start doing your job as a manager.) As a related question, what do you do when the Boss/Manager is the one who tends to ramble on and on about things not related to your job?

2011 96

Announcing: Brazen Careerist Top 50 Places to Work | Penelope.

Penelope Trunk

About this blog | About my company, Brazen Careerist | Penelopes guide to starting a blog Announcing: Brazen Careerist Top 50 Places to Work Posted to: Job Hunt December 16th, 2009 Del.icio.us Anyone can go to a place like Payscale and find out what other people in a similar geographic location are getting paid for a similar job. Self-reported flexible workplaces are BS. "Instantly, jobs became easier to get. Is this your first time here?

2009 72