Long Ago in a Far Away Place
by Debra Wheatman - Jul, 2012
Many stories begin with the trope, “long ago in a far away land.” We expect to be transported to an unfamiliar place and time. Unfortunately, some careerists use this technique when writing a résumé. We feel as though we are climbing on grandfather’s knee to hear the tale of a time when 3.5 inch floppy disk was king and everyone was blown away by DOS. We see skills such as Fortran and dBase. On the contact line, we see a f...
Résumé Help: Accountant Lacking Details and Order
by Debra Wheatman - Jul, 2012
Résumés for candidates in certain professions and industries will be judged with greater scrutiny. For example, a résumé for a designer will be evaluated for creativity. A résumé for an accountant will be scrutinized for organization, details, and accuracy. This particular accountant, Jordan, is lacking details in critical areas, such as the Professional Experience section. She also has ordered her résumé in a way that is...
The Dark Room
by Suzanne Bates - Jul, 2012
I once had a darkroom mishap. It was a disastrous day in my young TV career. This took place back in the "Anchorman" days (remember that movie?) just before videotape became the standard format for television. News interviews were still shot on film. That meant whatever you reported in the field that day had to be in the processor by about 4 PM. It took that long for the film to be developed so you could get the clips chos...
Tips to Help Employees Prevent Illegal Harassment
by Gladis Benavides - Jul, 2012
Be professional at all times. -Consider your attitudes toward harassment with respect to men, women and persons with disabilities or with a different sexual preference, cultural background or religious beliefs. How would you feel if you or a loved one were harassed? What would you do? -Set a positive example. Treat everybody with respect, and let others know you expect the same from them. -Be aware of your words an...
The Power of the Informational Interview
by Carl Savino - Jul, 2012
Informational interviews use your network to prospect for leads and opportunities. If you want a job interview, you should understand the informational interview and how to initiate it and use it effectively. Gathering information in this way opens the doors to opportunities while minimizing rejections and competition. Practicing the 5 Rs Principle The guiding principle behind prospecting, networking, and informational int...
4 New Job Search Tools to Check Out in 2012
by Joshua Waldman - Jul, 2012
The year 2012 seems to be the year of innovation around the job search. They say great inventions come when people find a better way to solve a problem. Others say laziness is the mother of all invention. But I say that great innovations happen when millions of Americans are out of work and finding a job sucks. So in honor of America’s comeback, here are four of my favorite innovations so far this year. Meeteor.com...
Checklists for Your Job Search
by Georgia Adamson - Jul, 2012
Whether or not you consider yourself a well-organized person, it’s likely that adopting a relatively organized approach to your current or next job search will produce worthwhile benefits. The process of finding and capturing a new job has become more and more complex in recent years, and that trend appears likely to continue into the future–possibly even at a faster rate than it has done in the past. Unless you have an encycl...
Taking a Conversational Approach to Writing Your Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jul, 2012
Oftentimes, writing a resume can be difficult because we have a hard time connecting on a personal level to what we’re writing. While we may relate to the skills we possess, we often take a bit of a mechanical approach when delivering the message. A great way to begin the process of drafting your resume without getting caught in robotic writing is to try taking a conversational approach. By envisioning that you’re speaking...
What’s your excuse? “I don’t have time …”
by Dawn Bugni - Jul, 2012
Today I tweeted: #Jobseekers: If you don’t make yourself a priority, no one else will. Won’t “find” & can’t “make” time. DEDICATE time to reach your goals. "Whatever Clock" from uncommongoods.com after a caller shared with me they: hated their current job, needed a resume to launch a new search, but “didn’t have time” to work on a new resume or search for a new position. (“Couldn’t they just send me what they had...
Consciousness in the Workplace
by Wendy Adams - Jul, 2012
OK, so this is not exactly what you would expect to see on a serious job board, however before you tune out…consider this. Your work comprises more dedicated time that all other activities save sleeping. My bet is that sleeping comes second if you are like most Americans. Today, I read an obscure posting online. In summary, the author was working 40 hours a week, making decent raises (5% or better) and comfortable in his...
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