7 Ways Your Resume Is Boring Just Like Everyone Else’s
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Mar, 2014
The economy seems to be picking up a little, and more and more job seekers are coming to us and letting us know about internal opportunities within their organization they would like to apply to. But even as more opportunities open up, the competition is as strong—or stronger than ever before. That’s why your resume has to be perfect. Here are seven ways your resume isn’t quite cutting it. So, take it out, brush it off, and...
Everyone Wants to Be the Boss
by Rowe Leathers - Mar, 2014
As a career coach I am often asked to review resumes targeted for management positions, and it becomes my unfortunate duty to advise them that they have not listed any previous management experience or leadership roles that would qualify them. The question that always comes back to me is, “So, how do I get qualified?” To identify previous experience in leadership, begin by examining your career. OK, so you’ve never had t...
5 LinkedIn Strategies for You
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Mar, 2014
I am sharing 5 ways you can use LinkedIn for your job search or business goals. Whether you are a novice user, or experienced social networker, I’m here to give you insight into tools on the site to help you reach your goals. Let's get started! 1. Advanced Search: Have you ever noticed that little word " advanced" next to the search bar? It took me a long time to notice it and even longer to click on it. Once I did, it open...
Interview Tips for Men: What’s in Your Wallet?
by Barbara Safani - Mar, 2014
My male clients often ask me questions about appropriate interview dress. Most know to wear a suit and tie and polish their shoes. But I recently read a great post by Ann Lindsay of Style of Success, an image consulting firm specializing in men, titled What Does Your Wallet Say About You? If you think about it, your wallet is a huge part of your interview attire.You may need to pull it out during the interview so you can give...
What Not to Include in a Resume: 3 Things
by Rich Jones - Mar, 2014
Every line on your resume is valuable real estate. The person looking at yours is trying to get to the relevant info as quickly as possible. Part of your job is to make that easy for them, which includes leaving some things out. Here are a few quick tips on what not to include in your resume. Social Media Info Unless your job will be in social media or it’s specifically requested, you don’t need to show it on your resu...
Job Offers and Foot-Dragging Employers
by Georgia Adamson - Mar, 2014
Have you ever had the experience of interviewing (multiple times) for a position and feeling as if an offer was just around the corner…but it didn’t come and didn’t come and….? Then you know how frustrating and exasperating it can be. What you might not have considered was how seriously this situation can derail your job search and prevent you from reaching a successful conclusion. Job Offers Aren’t Inevitable Even...
Underemployment: The New Unemployment
by Adrienne Erin - Mar, 2014
Recently released figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that the unemployment rate in America inched up one-tenth of one percent in February 2014 to 6.7 percent. While that figure is the most discussed by talking heads and pundits alike, it doesn’t paint the full picture on the employment situation in the country. The BLS’s calculations on unemployment don’t stop there. In fact, the bureau calculates six dif...
9 Job Search Trends You Need To Know
by Kristin Johnson - Mar, 2014
Are you one of those people who think a resume is an antiquated job search tool? A relic of the decades when classified newspaper ads and the U.S. mail were a job seeker’s best friends? If so, I have some good news for you: just as technology has changed so much about the way we communicate and do business these days, it has had a major impact on the way job seekers learn about and apply for new jobs. There are more options...
Interview questions are dramatically changing. Do you know how to respond?
by Louise Garver - Mar, 2014
Executives are well aware that they need to be prepared to answer the typical questions during an interview such as: What is your greatest strength? Where do you see yourself in five years? What these types of interview questions don’t reveal is how good an executive will perform in the position, and isn’t that really what an employer wants to know? Major companies are moving away from the traditional interview questions t...
Who, What, Where, How – Four Keys to Crafting a Winning Executive Resume
by Lisa Rangel - Mar, 2014
Employment for life is increasingly a thing of the past – even at the executive levels, according to a study recently published in the Harvard Business Review. Executives are switching jobs more frequently – on average every four to five years. If you’re looking to take the next step in your executive leadership career, here are some guidelines and keys to crafting a winning executive resume that’ll make you stand out...
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