5 TIPS TO ENSURING YOUR RESUME PRODUCES TOP RESULTS
by Teena Rose - Jun, 2011
A professionally written resume is an important component to any job search. The overall effectiveness of the document however depends on certain variables; such as how/how often the resume is used, the types of marketing/submission strategies, and the continued relevance of the resume’s content. Concentrating on these important aspects (and others) ensures the resume will produce the all-important interviews that we strive fo...
Facebook Networking Tips
by Louise Garver - Jun, 2011
Using Facebook for networking is not a new concept anymore, but you can expand your Facebook network extensively by joining some of Facebook’s professional groups. Do a Facebook search for the names of any professional organizations in your industry, company names that you might have an interest in working for, or general interest groups that are related to your preferred industry. Once you have joined these Facebook groups, b...
HOW TO GET BEYOND THE GATEKEEPERS WHILE JOB HUNTING
by Teena Rose - Jun, 2011
Getting beyond the gatekeepers can be one of the most challenging for jobseekers. Gatekeepers can be those most obvious, such as administrative or personal assistants to the company’s hiring managers, department heads, and executives. But, gatekeepers can be those in less obvious roles as well, such as assistant managers, supervisors, engineers, and so on. Your first thought might be that only those within some sort of sup...
Talk about commitment – career coaching in the janitor’s closet!
by Hallie Crawford - Jun, 2011
During one of my recent career coaching groups, client Brent admitted he had been attending our career coaching calls from some very interesting places at his company. Brent is one of the most committed clients I have ever worked with. I’m constantly impressed with his positive attitude, his willingness to take a look at the tough obstacles in his way, and he is the first one to take action on our homework every week. On t...
Why Your Email Address Matters
by Caitlin McNally - Jun, 2011
You may have just updated your resume, fine-tuned your cover letter and discovered that the job of your dreams was recently posted online. You plan to reply to this job with the perfect email that will present yourself as a true professional. To accomplish this, you double and triple-check your email message, resume, and cover letter for spelling and grammar mistakes. No doubt, perfecting every last detail in your email res...
4 Phrases That Scream “Under Qualified” You Should Avoid on Your Executive Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2011
At the executive level, you know a lot is expected of you on the job. But those high expectations actually begin at the application process. From the moment you submit your application and executive resume, employers are checking you out to make sure you’re suited for this level. So if you want to avoid instant rejection, it’s best to sidestep the following phrases that could make a resume look elementary: “Excellent Org...
Are You a Reactor or a Responder?
by Andy Robinson - Jun, 2011
As a leader, as a human, it's natural and instinctive to REACT to a situation -- allowing our EMOTIONS to drive our immediate behavior. Many times, our initial/immediate reaction is something we regret later or is something we realize could have been handled much better. Great leaders are conscious of their reaction and response to situations. The best leaders substitute reaction with a conscious RESPONSE to a given situ...
Do You Have Interview-Ready Hair?
by Barbara Safani - Jun, 2011
I’ve known a lot of men who were sensitive about their hair. Guys who didn’t want to part with their long locks for the sake of an office job, men who were concerned they didn’t have enough hair, and others who checked out the gray around the temples and thought about coloring it. But men rarely talk to me about their hair prior to an interview and if you think about it, that’s as good a time as any to discuss the topic. So...
Executive Job Hunting? You'll Need more Than a Resume
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Jun, 2011
If you’re an executive planning your next career move, it might intrigue you to learn that you’ll be judged by more than just your resume during your job search. In other words, a full resume is not necessarily the best fit for each interviewer or contact. Surprised? You’ll find that recruiters, company owners, Boards of Directors, and other hiring decision-makers often look at your experience through a series of interv...
How Many Americans Are Happy at Work?
by Barbara Safani - Jun, 2011
According to a recent survey of close to 2,400 US employees conducted by Mercer, half of US employees are not happy in their jobs. Here are some other interesting stats from the survey: • Thirty-two percent of US workers are currently considering leaving their organization, up from 23% in 2005. • Twenty-one percent are not looking to leave but view their employers unfavorably and have low scores on key measures of engag...
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