If You Want a Good Job, Promote Yourself
by Bob Roth - May, 2013
The best employers keep their ears to the ground and listen for rumblings about college students who are getting things done. These employers maintain contact with professors, campus leaders, newspapers and community leaders, in order to stay on top of the “goings on” of students who are making an impact on and off campus. They want to learn of these students as early as possible, so they can follow their progress. In some cas...
Why Service Is The Answer
by Robin Fisher Roffer - May, 2013
If you’re stuck in neutral and you need a new job, then get out of your own way and give back. I know it seems counter-intuitive, but if you’re feeling paralyzed by uncertainty and doubt, my best advice is to resist isolating and get out into your community. Helping find a cure for cancer by running a marathon, volunteering at a local museum, lecturing at a college or industry event, advocating for a worthy cause or mentori...
Recruiters Make 25% of Executive Hires in This Place: Are You There?
by Jean Cummings - May, 2013
Where is that? Yup, you guessed it, social media is where recruiters report sourcing 25% of executive hires. And those are 2012 figures! I'm ready to say it straight out: "If you're not spending a portion of your time every week on one of more of the following - LinkedIn, Twitter, blogs, youtube, Pinterest - you will be seriously handicapped in your job search both now and in the future." Here's what you'll want to do: Lev...
5 Ways to Start Your Resume With a Bang
by Louise Fletcher - May, 2013
Everyone tells you that it's important to make a strong first impression with your resume... "you only have 20 seconds" goes the standard advice. And it's true. Employers are busy and they get hundreds of resumes for most positions which means standing out is vital. But how do you actually do that? The good news is that it¡¦s not as hard as you might think. Here are 5 ways to start your resume with the kind of bang...
Career Success: Sharpen Your Focus
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2013
Few people can do a zillion things at once, and even fewer can do them well. Career success and the actions that achieve it are just one example of that fact. You might consider yourself a super-multitasker, but I’m betting you don’t do it as well as you think. You only have a certain amount of energy (although some of you have more than others), not to mention a limited amount of time. Even the best of you can’t get more than...
That’s Really Interesting … Now Take it off Your Resume
by Louise Fletcher - May, 2013
As a resume writer you tend to run up against the same issues on a regular basis. One of the most common challenges is working with a client who has a very diverse background, or who has taken a career detour. This is perfectly possible to address, but every now and then, I work with a client who truly believes that all those experiences are equally valuable in getting their next job. Sometimes, it’s hard for this person t...
Interviewing For Introverts: Tips To Make A Great Impression & Land The Job Even If You Are Shy Or Introverted
by Michelle Dumas - May, 2013
Are you a shy or introverted person who is interviewing for a new job soon? We’ve all had moments when we were so intimidated that we were rendered unsure of ourselves and unable to be assertive, almost as if we were shy. Some of us are shy, of course and for us, those moments happen frequently. Or perhaps you’re simply an introvert. You know who you are (but you’re probably too bashful to say so!). Being shy or introv...
Break Out Of Your Job Search Rut
by Miriam Salpeter - May, 2013
If you've been sending out hundreds of resumes and haven't heard back from one employer, stop now and commit to making several changes in your job search strategy. Looking for a job is frustrating; you're totally fed up with looking for a job and don't think there's another thing you can do to help get back to work. Even though you may be discouraged, it's likely there are some networking strategies you haven't tried yet. Once...
Bulldoze Your Resume and Re-Create the Territory
by Debra Ann Matthews - May, 2013
Have you ever watched a big heavy equipment vehicle tear down trees, an old building or a wooded area? And within weeks, a new subdivision or shopping area emerges? I’d like to share with you 5 ways that you can run a bulldozer through your current resume to re-create a keyword rich, accomplishment-laden document that will generate interview requests for you. #1 – Run the bulldozer over all phrases on your resume more than...
Your Guide to Applying for a Job in 150 Characters or Less
by Jen Glantz - May, 2013
The days of lengthy cover letters and bulleted resumes are fading as employers ask job applicants to present their case in a modern and challenging way—by describing themselves and why they are a perfect fit for a job in 150 characters or less. Borrowing from the style of Twitter (which maxes out at 140 characters) and similar to a quick-and-to-the-point elevator pitch, this new request forces you to carefully select wor...
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