Interview Follow-Up: The Do’s and Don’ts
by Adrienne Erin - Dec, 2014
Get ready for the post-holiday hiring rush! If it’s that time of year for you to start fresh then make sure you’re going about the interview process the right way. The first thing you’ll need to get out of the way is the interview, and then you can move on to the quizzical follow-up. Congratulations – you’ve made it through the dreaded job interview. You impressed the hiring manager with your skills and expertise. You asked...
7 Title & Tagline Strategies in Executive Resumes
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Dec, 2014
Titles and taglines are terrific brand real estate in any resume. Not only do they quickly summarize important issues such as your career goal and brand, but they often include key words and almost always draw your reader’s eyes to critical details about your candidacy. Recognize, though, that you have more options than whether to use a title or tagline or not. In fact, here are 7 ways to use titles and taglines alone or in...
How to Write an Executive Resume Part One: The Importance of Targeting
by Louise Fletcher - Dec, 2014
This is the first in a series of posts teaching you exactly how to write an executive resume. I’m Louise Fletcher and I run Blue Sky Resumes, one of the world’s leading executive resume writing services. I’ve been writing executive resumes for over 13 years, and previously I worked as an HR executive for a number of international companies. This means my advice is based on my real-world hiring experience and on the strategies...
Eight New Year’s Resolutions for Your Resume
by Robin Schlinger - Dec, 2014
If your resume is not getting the interviews you expected, now is the time to review it and follow through on these New Year resolutions: Resolution 1: Believe in yourself. You have hard and soft skills, experience, and accomplishments that will bring value to future employers. Let your resume focus on you, not on “creative” formats, half-truths, and wishful thinking. Resolution 2: Lose the deadweight. Read through the j...
Troubleshooting: Other Teams' Cooperation or Lack Thereof
by Alexandra Levit - Dec, 2014
If you’re working with other teams outside your own who are not involved in your daily meetings, they’re not always on the same page as you regarding priorities — and sometimes they can become a roadblock to your team’s progress. How can you address that without causing additional friction? Here's my advice: Getting through organizational roadblocks, or simply trying to persuade a colleague to come over to the side of yo...
Is Your End-of-Year Career Plan in Good Shape?
by Georgia Adamson - Dec, 2014
The thought that no one hires toward the end of the year is a topic I’ve covered before, but I think it’s worth another quick look as Christmas and other holiday celebrations take center-stage in people’s lives. Year-End Hiring Dormant or Nearly So? Conventional wisdom often says that you might as well “hang it up” until at least the first of the new year as far as job searching or other career management activities goes...
Overcoming Challenges & Having It All
by Connie Pheiff - Dec, 2014
Often, when we often talk about overcoming challenges what we really mean is that we are seeking a work-life balance. Finding that balance between family and career, especially as an entrepreneur isn’t an easy task. Sheryl Sandberg says in her book, Lean In, that women face complex challenges... adjustments or differences that we can make ourselves to increase our self-confidence (sit at the table with the big boys), getting o...
How to Make LinkedIn Your Social Networking Obsession
by Rachel Adler - Dec, 2014
I have been obsessed and yes, I know, that is a strong term to LinkedIn since 2006. Why you ask? I have seen the potential of this network from the beginning. LinkedIn isn’t just a great tool for your job search but also fantastic way to build up your personal profile. This is your little soapbox in which you can stand on and say to the working world, “Hey, aren’t I great?” The key to really utilizing LinkedIn is using it prop...
The Christmas cookie platter and job search strategy
by Dawn Bugni - Dec, 2014
Fudge, Mexican Wedding Cakes, Scotcharoos, and Melt Aways. I decided to make Christmas treats this year. Those close to me know a voluntary venture into the kitchen is rare. The hubs plans meals and is chef extraordinaire at our house. I’ve not changed to a baking blog. I promise. This comes back around to job search. Knowing I wanted Christmas-type cookies I began the planning process. No matter how good the treats,...
8 times to get over your fear of looking like a suckup
by Beverly Jones - Dec, 2014
Fear looking like an apple polisher? It’s probably time to get over it. One of the greatest TV characters ever was Eddie Haskell, Wally Cleaver’s oily conniving friend, still to be seen on reruns of “Leave It To Beaver.” Eddie was an archetype who no decent person wants to resemble — a two-faced sycophant, always scheming and currying favor to promote his plans The fear of looking like a brown noser is so powerful amo...
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