How to Move on After a Job Rejection
by Melody Wilding - Jul, 2015
The resume that goes off into the online application ether. The call for a second interview that never comes. The rejection letter from your dream job that hits you like a ton of bricks. No matter what stage you are at in the job search process, it’s likely that rejection has reared its ugly head in your direction. Being turned down for a role you really want is never fun, and it sure can tank your confidence. And...
Managing Your Job Hunt
by Robin Schlinger - Jul, 2015
When you enter the job market, whether or not voluntarily, you may be overwhelmed by advice, options, and technologies. You may be panicked by the need to find a job—any job—quickly. You may experience difficulty matching your qualifications and goals with the positions available in the marketplace. Here are four steps you can take to bring a chaotic job search under control: ◾ Write down the skills and accomplishment...
An Insider's Guide to the Hows and Whys of LinkedIn
by Alexandra Levit - Jul, 2015
In an interview with LinkedIn communications guru Crystal Braswell, we discuss what you should be doing to use the site to its fullest potential, and how LinkedIn is evolving to better meet the needs of today’s professionals. LinkedIn has become an integral part of our professional lives. I hear a lot about the site from career advisers, but when I really want to learn what’s going on, I turn to the folks making things happ...
Embracing Good Fear When Making A Career Change
by Stacy Harshman - Jul, 2015
We usually think of fear as a negative emotion which should be managed and quieted; however, there are some positive aspects of fear to consider. Tara Mohr, author of the book Playing Big, writes about understanding fear in a whole new way. She draws from Rabbi Lew’s book, Be Still and Get Going, and explains that the Hebrew Bible uses two words to describe fear. One type of fear can be paralyzing, while the other type can be...
Fortune’s New Workplace Ranking Reveals a Lot About What Millennials Want
by Lindsey Pollak - Jul, 2015
Pennsylvania-based Power Home Remodeling Group recently earned the top spot on Fortune’s inaugural list of 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials. A home remodeling company? Are you thinking what I’m thinking? That doesn’t strike me as a super-hot place for millennials to work. But it beat out popular employers like Google — by a lot (Google only ranked 25th) — even though Google has been No. 1 on Fortune’s annual list of t...
New Ways of Looking at Career Advancement
by Carole Kanchier - Jul, 2015
What does career growth mean to you? Are your views of career advancement compatible with the changes and challenges of The Digital Age? The Digital Age Ongoing technological, economic, political and social changes are forcing us to rethink our views of work, success and career advancement. Today, nothing is certain. The value of work is judged more by personal and job satisfaction and less by money and position. Suc...
Your Resume and Your Online Presence
by Robin Schlinger - Jul, 2015
Hiring managers and recruiters troll online looking for candidates even before positions are posted. When you submit an application, they evaluate information from both your resume and from your online presence. It is up to you to control the information they see online. For example: ◾Photos are not recommended for resumes but they occur everywhere online. When you are job hunting, you want those photos to reflect you...
4 Innovative Networking Tactics That Can Land You A Job
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jul, 2015
Networking has always been essential in professional life, whether you’re searching for a new job or simply looking to expand opportunities in your field. Making connections is what helps you move through the ranks and reveal new pathways you may not have even known existed. However, just as the job market is competitive; trying to stand out from peers and colleagues also requires strategy. Here are four innovative ways to get...
Cracking the Code on Interview Questions
by Bernie Frazier - Jul, 2015
Several years ago, I interviewed someone for an Executive Administrative Assistant position. Because the previous Assistant left the company after 20 years due to harassment from a peer, I knew the next person coming through the door would have to be strong enough to stand up to the “Bully” to get her to back down. After qualifying her credentials by reviewing her resume and in the phone interview, I invited her to meet with...
How to Get an Employee Referral
by Jean Cummings - Jul, 2015
OK, in my previous blog post I noted that employee referrals are the #1 source of hire in corporate America. This statistic comes out of CareerXroads Source of Hire Study for 2014. That means leveraging employee referrals is better than depending on recruiters to find your a job, applying to jobs on big job boards, or using specialty services like Execunet or Netshare. Everyone knows that “networking” has always been the be...
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