Establishing your brand in your cover letter
by Debra Wheatman - Aug, 2010
Establishing your brand in a cover letter can be a tricky thing. You want to be creative, yet professional. So if the prose is stifled, the reader can actually feel how the writer struggled with every word, every sentence, and every thought. Here are a few tips to help get the creative juices flowing and extend a brand that conveys confidence and your capabilities: Don’t over do it. You don’t have to fill the document wi...
10 Ways for Managers to Prepare for Interviewing a Job Candidate
by Alvah Parker - Aug, 2010
Many attorneys and other business owners start interviewing people for a job without clearly understanding what kind of person would best fit into the organization. Hiring is often done out of desperation. The attorney or business owner has a large amount of work to complete and knows he/she can’t get it done on time alone so he/she looks for someone to help. Good hiring decisions are made with planning. Here are some ways...
Career Tips: Eleven Steps To Reduce Killer Stress
by Ramon Greenwood - Aug, 2010
Today's workplace is a breeding ground for stress: pressure to get more done with less; layoffs; overtime and inflexible schedules; irritable co-workers and bosses; sedentary lifestyle that leads to bad habits of overeating junk food and spending too much time in a stupor before the TV; uncertainty about the future. While there is no such thing as a job without stress, you can take 11 steps to reduce the life threate...
How to Conduct a Covert Job Search Using LinkedIn
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Aug, 2010
How to Conduct a Covert Job Search Using LinkedIn Ready to launch a leadership job search? You might be worried that cultivating a LinkedIn presence will announce your candidacy—and blow your cover. However, there are ways to conduct a covert job search using LinkedIn, but only if you tune your LinkedIn Privacy Settings correctly. Here are the 3 key steps to preserving some secrecy for your job hunt, while still get...
3 Keys to Customizing Your Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Aug, 2010
In recent blogs, I’ve written a lot about the importance of investing time into every job application you submit, even if this means applying for fewer total jobs. While it’s most efficient to get your resume fine-tuned to a point where it needs little modification for each new job application, you generally will need to make a few changes each time in order to customize your document. UTILIZE PROPER LANGUAGE The first r...
Pulling a Steven Slater – or how not to burn a bridge
by Elizabeth Freedman - Aug, 2010
After landing a (hopefully) great job and having a (hopefully) great experience, you’ve determined that it’s time to move on. Happens all the time. However, what doesn’t happen all the time is the graceful exit. You’ve heard about Steven Slater, but did you hear the one about the guy who sent the angry email to everyone in the company when he quit? How about the one where the woman gave the boss a piece of her mind (and then s...
We’ve Got A Failure To Communicate
by Ramon Greenwood - Aug, 2010
Everyone agrees…at least pays lip service to the idea that effective internal communications are necessary to have a smooth-running organization. How else would management and employees understand and agree on assignments and common goals? How would members of the team be motivated to achieve their best? Organizations spend hundreds of millions of dollars a year on employee attitude surveys, newsletters, brochures, videos...
5 Back-to-School Supplies for Job Seekers
by Lindsey Pollak - Aug, 2010
Yep, it’s that time of year again. Back-to-school shopping season brings back memories of crisp notebooks, freshly sharpened pencils, shiny new shoes and the excitement of the new year ahead. Even though I’ve been out of school for a long time, I still feel that sense of excitement and possibility when the end of August rolls around. Whether you’re headed back to campus this fall or already out on the job market, here are...
Career Stagnation: Why You Need an Exit / Re-Entry Strategy
by Dee McCrorey - Aug, 2010
"Why," you might be thinking, "Should I worry about an exit strategy when I don't plan to leave my employer?" With worldwide unemployment rates stuck at we're-not-out-of-the-woods-yet, people with full-time, decent paying jobs will likely stay the course (for now). However, many professionals are nearing burnout after 18 months of relentless stress about jobs, their financial situation, and quality of life. Burnout does...
3 New Job Search Ideas for 50 Cents
by Kevin Donlin - Aug, 2010
I’ve written before that you can learn more about finding a job by emulating marketing experts than by reading every employment book in the library. And I still believe that’s true. To illustrate, here’s a tactic from Bob Bly, publisher of The Direct Response Letter (www.bly.com) and author of more than 70 books on advertising, copywriting, and other topics. Bly suggests the following for publishers of email newslette...
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