3 Tips for a Resume Recipe Revamp
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Apr, 2014
The struggle when revamping a recipe is akin to the angst when rebuilding your resume. Recently, in a lively Facebook discussion, I learned how to make a better egg dish. The processes I underwent mirrors what I see careerists face when cooking up a new resume – whether they hire a professional with which to collaborate or do it themselves. The reality of my struggle emerged when I began adding more eggs to my diet an...
Why You Shouldn’t Stop Using Buzzwords During Your Job Search
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Apr, 2014
The rules of job search have changed; in fact, some might say they have taken a 180-degree turn in recent years, particularly with the advent of social networking. The waters have become murkier than ever as career journalists vie for the attention of readers with click-generating headlines that are not necessarily in careerists’ best interests. A recent article, Quit Using These 10 Words to Describe Yourself on LinkedIn,...
Before You Accept A Job Offer
by Bob Roth - Apr, 2014
After four years of preparation and expending much energy in conducting the search for a job, college students will find it very difficult to reject an offer of employment. However, employment opportunities come in all sizes, shapes and circumstances. Students need a way to figure out if the employer and the job are right for them. Some employer information can be researched and judged while you are in the process of iden...
Ten Ways to Make Sure You Don’t Get Hired
by Barbara Safani - Apr, 2014
Here are ten ways I see job seekers sabotaging their job search. Are you guilty of any of these mistakes? 1. Inflate their qualifications or lie on their resume. While a resume is not a legal document, it should be an accurate representation of your experience and achievements. I advocate for showing your employment history in the best possible light, buy lying is never wise. 2. Forget to proofread their resume. One of t...
Job Seeker: Be Patient Even When You Think You Can’t
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Mar, 2014
It is amazing the patience you learn when you don’t want to be patient. Buying a house and landing a new job are two life-altering events where your patience is tested, sometimes to exhaustion. Buying a house requires you create a financial resume to support you through the extensive approval process. This means amassing a volume of personal documents that are assessed by critical eyes. Your history of financial achievem...
Getting Clear on Your Job Targets
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Mar, 2014
Are you in a job search? What type of work are you seeking? The more focused your job target(s), the more effective your job search and the easier it will be for others to help you. I've worked with many clients who aren't clear on what position(s) they would like to pursue or fear they will limit themselves if they narrow their focus. Actually, the opposite happens. Clearly identifying what position or function you want, t...
Job Search: Make Professional Etiquette a Habit
by Kris Plantrich - Mar, 2014
I am finding often, and not just with recent graduates, that follow up, and phone and email etiquette is sorely lacking with many professionals today. It is a lack of professionalism and courtesy when communications such as following up, thanking others, and scheduling confirmations, cancellations or delays, are not kept a priority. With younger clients I try and remind them that it is good practice to get into the ha...
I'm introducing you, not endorsing you
by Stacey Lane - Mar, 2014
I blogged about awkward LinkedIn invitations and it was my most shared blog post ever. Wonder if it has anything to do with the Kelly Blazek fiasco that happened around that same time? You know, the Cincinnati-based, self-professed mentor who wrote a scathing response to a LinkedIn request. Epic fail in the career karma department for Kelly. Ouch. Seems like there are a lot of conversations happening around networking...
Be Bold: How to Act Like You Have the Job to Land the Job
by Lisa Rangel - Mar, 2014
Being interview ready, means more than showing up with your resume materials in-hands. It’s about showing the hiring manager how prepared you are for their role, and how easily you will be able to step into their open position. At the end of the day, the hiring manager wants to know how easy or difficult it will be to transition you onto their team. When you interview, you need to be bold and act like you have the job to l...
Social Media Laziness and Other Ills
by Joshua Waldman - Mar, 2014
I was reading Chris Brogan‘s newsletter and really resonated with a paragraph of his about how using the same message across all social media platforms is just wrong. He didn’t spend much time on it, though, so I want to elaborate. By the way, Chris Brogan is at the forefront of social media and internet marketing. He’s been blogging since 1998 and is considered by many to be one of the leading internet marketing gurus...
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