Forgotten Forms of First Impressions
by Valerie Sokolosky - Aug, 2011
A crucial component of your professional image is your first impression. Your word choice, your tone, your appearance and your body language communicate a particular message to the person that you are meeting. Your entire relationship is built on this first interaction. Even if we don’t do a good job of preparing for this first meeting, most of us know that first impressions matter. We remember the offhanded comment said by...
Your Resume Doesn't Get You A Job
by Bob Roth - Aug, 2011
Most college students wait until their final year before they start thinking seriously about their job search. At that point, they begin to worry about their resume and the interviews they will take. These students know that many employers review resumes first, to determine which students they will interview. With this in mind, students often spend hours trying to craft a resume that will impress prospective employers. T...
Baking for Good...and a Great Career: Interview with Social Entrepreneur Emily Dubner
by Lindsey Pollak - Jul, 2011
Emily Dubner is a 2006 college graduate and founder of Baking for Good, an online bakery that gives 15 percent of every purchase to charity. I love this concept and use Baking for Good for most of my business’s holiday and thank you gifts. (Read about one instance of the excellent responses I’ve received to these gifts here). Besides having a great concept and satisfying my sweet tooth, Emily is an inspiring example of a...
Consider These 3 Tips When Writing Your Six-Figure Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jul, 2011
Once you reach the executive level and begin writing resumes for a six-figure salary, it becomes crucial that you go that extra mile to show you can provide the results a company is looking for. Your executive resume is beyond important in convincing an employer of this. The problem many top-level professionals experience when writing resumes is they fail to show the depth of their experience. If you want hiring managers...
Don't be a professional job hopper
by Hallie Crawford - Jul, 2011
I can't tell you how many times I've spoken with career coaching clients who said, "I tried one career path and it wasn't a fit, so I tried something else that was different." This happened to me again this week. This particular career coaching client said they figured they should try the opposite of what they were already doing. I can relate to this idea well because I felt the same way in my 20's. I had 5 different jobs,...
Is Social Media Crippling Your Job Search Efforts?
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Jul, 2011
As a guest speaker on TalentCulture’s inaugural Twitter Chat radio show Tuesday evening, I partnered with Matt Charney, Social Media Engagement Manager of Monster Worldwide to discuss the topic of job search myths. Misconceptions thrashed out included (but weren’t limited to): • Currently employed candidates being preferable; • Gaps in employment making a candidate undesirable; and, • Over-50 job seekers being ov...
Is the Current Corporate Recruiting Department Model Doomed?
by Lou Adler - Jul, 2011
Some points to make before you read this article: 1. It’s somewhat controversial, but by the end you’ll agree (if you get that far). 2. If you’re a corporate recruiter or HR leader, put your confirmation bias in the parking lot before reading this article. 3. You might want to listen to this YouTube video of a webcast (Future of Recruiting Circa 2020) we recently held. It will give you a sense what’s happening no...
Mid-Year Check Up: The Full 360
by Walter Akana - Jul, 2011
Okay, I can almost hear what you’re thinking: “Washington is making massive job-killing mistakes, employers are either getting by with less or unwilling to expand, and besides it’s summer. So, what can I possibly do to move my job search forward?” Frankly, if you’ve honestly been taking reasonable steps in conducting your job search, and assuming you’re using every opportunity to show your value and build relationships, there...
One Simple Tip to Immediately Improve Your Professional Communication
by Lindsey Pollak - Jul, 2011
Be concise. Yep, that’s it. For many years I’ve taught professional writing seminars in addition to my career speeches and workshops. In these programs, “Be concise” is the advice I find myself dispensing more than any other. Even in our world of 140-charater tweets, 160-character texts and txt msg spk, most people make the mistake of talking and writing way more than is necessary. Here are some reasons why concise...
Is My LinkedIn Profile Really Compelling?
by Andy Robinson - Jul, 2011
LinkedIn is the world's largest social business network in the world. As it continues to grow it is crucial to have a compelling and interesting profile. Here is a list of questions you can ask as you review your profile: •Is my profile 100% complete? If not, LinkedIn will tell you exactly what to do to get it there (look on the right side of your profile). •Have I created a compelling headline that is my marketing/bra...
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