Using Social Media to Gain Visibility, Credibility and Maybe Even a New Job
by Barbara Safani - Feb, 2013
Over the past few months I have landed several long and short-term projects that I never would have had a shot at if it weren’t for social media. By spending less than 15 minutes a day on an easy and fun strategy for building relationships, I was found by the people who needed someone with the type of expertise I possess. Through my profiles on LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter, I became top of mind and relevant to people all ov...
4 Things for military professionals to do to prepare for your job search
by Debra Ann Matthews - Feb, 2013
#1 Sit down with a deck of index cards and fill out Who, What, Where, When, Why for all of the different jobs you held in the military. Many times your MOS may have stayed the same but you were assigned different jobs. So for now we want to encourage you to write it down. Did you educate, train, counsel, save time, distribute resources to maximize inventory ? #2 Translate ‘military terms’ to civilian ‘American English’. Dro...
Job Search via Social Media While You Sleep! 10 Tips
by Jean Cummings - Feb, 2013
Usually we think of "passive" being a negative descriptor, right? Well, in terms of job search and career management in general, being passive in social media is good! Being active is good too! It's a case, not of either/or, but of both/and. Today we're going to talk about the passive job search via social media. Once you implement the tips below, you can be attracting recruiter interest 24/7. With the acceleration of socia...
LinkedIn Doesn’t Mean You’re Job Searching
by Georgia Adamson - Feb, 2013
Because I have frequently advocated using LinkedIn as part of your job search planning, you might be surprised at the heading of this post. After all, a robust online presence is essential to being found by potential employers, and LinkedIn is recognized as a key element of building and maintaining that robust presence. Right? Certainly, but that is not the whole story. LinkedIn does–or should–help you build and communicate yo...
Jobs That Make People Feel and Look Good
by Kerry Hannon - Feb, 2013
Love helping people look and feel better? These fields are poised to grow over the next 10 years. If you take to heart the age-old advice that it feels good when you make someone else feel better, you might just want to consider one of these five jobs. They offer flexible hours and can be on a full- or part-time basis. More important, the majority of these fields are expected to see from 16 to 25 percent growth through 2020...
How to sweet talk your boss
by Miriam Salpeter - Feb, 2013
Have you ever thought about how you could sweet talk your boss? Did you know that saying certain words, in just the right way, could make all the difference in your relationship? Get your mind out of the gutter — we’re talking professional relationships here! It is smart to consider that your boss is human, too. (Really — no matter what you think of him or her, unless you work for a certified robot, that fact is undeniable...
6 Tips for Making a Successful Career Change
by Miriam Salpeter - Feb, 2013
Job searching is challenging for everyone, but experienced job seekers, especially those who realize they want to change their career tracks, may face special challenges. Marc Miller, career design specialist with Career Pivot (careerpivot.com) and author of Repurpose Your Career—A Practical Guide for Baby Boomers, suggests these five key steps to follow when making a career change: 1. Decide what you want. "Know thyself" m...
Best Questions to Ask During an Interview
by Caitlin McNally - Feb, 2013
When preparing for an interview, it is important to prepare questions that you can ask the interviewer. Not only do you have to make sure the company is the right fit for you, but also by asking questions it shows that you are interested in the company and the position. There are many questions that you could ask during an interview that pertain to specific positions, but provided below is a list of popular questions to...
Career Advancement Reconnaissance: Gathering Intel for Your Job Interview
by Michelle Dumas - Feb, 2013
Once upon a time, the key to getting a job was nailing the job interview. Well, okay, perhaps that still is the key. What has changed, however, is what is expected of you during that job interview. Professional appearance, a ready smile, steady demeanor and clear communication skills are still important, so important, in fact, that almost everyone with whom you’d be competing for the position possesses those attributes...
Career Change: A Little Straight Talk
by Louise Fletcher - Feb, 2013
If you’re contemplating a career change, you’re not alone. Millions of people are tired of their work and dream of doing something different. I can empathize as I made a big change myself 10 years ago. I worked in corporate HR and I hated it, so I know how horrible it is to feel that you’re in the wrong job. But here’s what I want to say: I’ve now been writing resumes for 10 years and during that time, I’ve spoken with...
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