Why You Must be Specific When Talking to a Hiring Manager
by Joshua Waldman - May, 2010
Ever buy a car? Wanted it to be unique? How come as soon as you put your money down you start to notice the very car you just bought, down to color and rims, is all over town? RAS! The Reticular Activating System is located in your brain stem in the back of your head. Among its many functions, it helps filter information that is coming toward you at a rapid clip. So, the RAS dampens stimulus and it filters what we want t...
Is It Time to Start Planning Your Next Dream Career?
by Beverly Jones - May, 2010
In a regular U.S. News & World Report feature called “Second Acts,” Kerry Hannon writes about Americans between the ages of 44 and 70 who have launched “encore careers.” For more than three years, she has been interviewing some of the estimated 8.4 million Americans who have moved from a corporate or other traditional job track to an entirely new career that combines income with personal meaning and social impact. In “What...
Effective Use of Social Media and the Mature Worker
by Kathy Bornheimer - May, 2010
There are increasing programs on using Social Media offered by a plethora of resources. Some just skim the surface, some overwhelm and others are so technical that the participant goes into shut down. The following information is specifically for the novice and the technically challenged “baby boomer” who finds themselves in an unstable employment situation or job search. The focus will be exclusively on the use of LinkedIn...
Interview Questions You Can Ask
by Ford R. Myers - May, 2010
The most important questions of your interviews might be the ones you ask. In the interview, don’t think you’re the only one who is “on the spot.” It is perfectly acceptable for you to ask questions of the interviewer and to take notes throughout the meeting (which will help you to formulate your questions). When an interviewer asks, “So, do you have any questions for me?” the worst thing you could possibly say is “Nope.” In s...
Must Have Tips For Your Online Job Search
by Patricia Erickson - May, 2010
Are you one of the masses in search of a job right now? No matter if you’re in the middle of a job search or making a career change, there is a likely chance that you will look to the internet to find job openings. If you are new to using the internet as a tool to help you find a new job, you will definitely want to keep on reading... The internet offers a variety of options in terms of providing you with job search help....
Five Ways to Guarantee Your Next Job is the Wrong Job
by Tai Goodwin - May, 2010
For far too many people, conducting a job search is a hit or miss process: they send out a stack or resumes hoping they hit the right desk, and praying that the only misses are the opportunities they didn’t want anyway. But it is a mistake to think that just because you pass the early screenings, land the interview, and possibly even get an offer letter, that the position is the next best move for you. How many times have you...
by Mandy Marchitello - May, 2010
A couple of years ago, I participated in a women’s entrepreneurial workshop. It was a fabulous environment where women bounced ideas off each other regarding the individual businesses we were trying to launch. I learned so much from this group of ladies...but one particular lesson remains embedded in my mind. KEEP MOVING! The group’s facilitator would begin our weekly meetings by going around the room, asking each person...
Career Transition Action Plan (Part I)
by Sharon Cohen - May, 2010
• Wondering if you are playing the job search game correctly? • Are you in career transition and overwhelmed? • Are you considering a new industry, sector, functional role or job? • How do you know if you have the skills, knowledge and experience to be competitive? One of my favorite career management topics is Career Transition Strategy. I love meeting with clients and helping them plan their career transitions. S...
Personal Branding Magic - Keeping Your Promises and Commitments
by Andy Robinson - May, 2010
How effective are you at keeping the promises and commitments you make - those commitments you make to others and those commitments you make to yourself? The cost you pay for not keeping your promises may not seem like much at the time, but the true cost is a cumulative cost, a cost that, over time, will significantly erode (1) the trust others place in you, (2) your personal integrity, (3) your self-esteem, (4) your self-c...
Boring Old Resume Objective vs. Branding Statement
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - May, 2010
BORING OLD RESUME OBJECTIVE VS. INTERVIEW-WINNING BRANDING STATEMENT – YOU DECIDE WHO WINS If you brand it will they come? While it may sound like one big field of dreams, a carefully crafted and customized personal brand will not only convey your value and define your vision it will also offer a unique perspective to prospective employers and hiring managers. It’s all about marketing yourself in the way that is going to...
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