Time for Your Career Wake-Up Call?
by Walter Akana - Aug, 2013
Like other people, you probably have fond recollections of starting out in life. From the moment you were free to strike out on your own, life held wonderful promise of new adventures to come. The sky was the limit, and the great advice people offered, as they wished you well, fueled your visions of success. Chances are, one of the most fundamental pieces of advice you received was to “know thyself.” It probably seemed li...
10 Ways To Find Target Companies In Your Job Search
by Kristin Johnson - Aug, 2013
If you’re thinking, “Take this job and shove it!”, you’ll want to get your job search going in the right direction. But before you jump onto the job boards, consider this: According to a survey of 700 employees by Right Management, “Eighty-six percent of the employees polled said they plan to actively look for a new position in 2013; another 8% said they may do so and are already networking.” A lot of folks are making...
3 Easy Tips For Cover Letter Therapy
by Debra Wheatman - Aug, 2013
Ah… the dreaded resume cover letter! Nothing stirs fear in the hearts of job seekers more than the thought of writing a cover letter. It must be the pressure of being succinct, factual, and original. Before you reach a state of high anxiety, consider therapy – cover letter therapy. To write an excellent cover letter, you must really know yourself. Before you begin to draft your cover letter, you must dig deep. Read these tips...
Why You Shouldn’t Send a Handwritten Thank You Note
by Rich Jones - Aug, 2013
A couple days ago, I found myself in a discussion about the effectiveness of the handwritten thank you note. I was surprised to find out how many people are still sending handwritten notes or are advocates of them. The thought is that the handwritten note differentiates a candidate from the others, who are just sending a thank you email. My view is this: The medium for your thank you note isn’t as important as the content...
10 Tips For Success At Job Fairs
by Norine Dagliano - Aug, 2013
Recently, I attended a local job fair and spoke to several of the employers to solicit their response to the following question: ”If you were to offer one tip for job seekers attending a job fair, what would it be?” The two answers given most frequently? “Dress professionally” and “Communicate what you want and what you have to offer.” This seemed like common sense to me, but considering how many employers mentioned these...
Friday Five: Five Truths About Networking
by Rich Jones - Aug, 2013
Networking is all the hoopla when it comes to finding new opportunities. There are 1,000 articles per day (+1 if you include this) on how to network effectively and why it’s important. I wanted to share five truths I’ve learned about networking. There are more, but I’ll leave those to you in the comments. The best time to reach out to people is when you don’t need them. Everybody knows that one person who when they get...
Use Positive Affirmations to Overcome Obstacles
by Marshall Brown - Aug, 2013
Life doesn’t always turn out how you plan it. Challenges are inevitable and problems may arise when you least expect it. Now, the decision is yours- whether you will allow the situation to dictate your life or if you will rise above the challenges, give yourself a few positive affirmations, and come out a winner. One of the most disappointing things an employee can face in his career is to feel unappreciated and forgotten....
Four Things You Should Know About LinkedIn From the Recruiter Perspective
by Rich Jones - Aug, 2013
LinkedIn is a recruiter’s best friend, so that means you should get to know the platform a little better. Here are four things you may not know about LinkedIn from the recruiter perspective. Recruiters can download your LinkedIn profile in resume format I shared this tidbit on Twitter and it was evident a lot of people didn’t know this. It’s important that you treat your profile just like your resume. Don’t just list t...
5 Days to a Killer Resume: Step 4
by Louise Fletcher - Aug, 2013
Let’s be honest. Recruiters are a jaded bunch. They’ve read thousands of resumes and seen the same stale phrases over and over again. To say they’re hard to impress is an understatement. But impressing them is not impossible. In fact it’s easy if you understand that what they’re looking for is proof. Proof that you will do a good job. Proof that you will deliver what they need. Proof that they’re not wasting their time if t...
Job Searching at Job Fairs: Key Tips For Success
by Michelle Dumas - Jul, 2013
Whether you’re looking for a new job or a different one, for part-time employment, extra income or a complete career makeover, job searching is serious business, one that requires diligence, focus, creativity, drive, ingenuity and imagination. It also requires you to be honest with yourself. Honest about your work habits, your strengths and weaknesses, your desire and your ability to accept things beyond your control. You’v...
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