Job Search Tip: Learn to love Microsoft Excel
by Hallie Crawford - May, 2011
Finding your dream job can be a time complicated process at times. Time, effort, and focus are required to investigate career ideas, network with people, gather information, and keep track of your action steps. It’s imperative that you get very organized, and remain organized, throughout the job search process. This will help prevent you from getting lost in the information you’re gathering, or lost in your networking effor...
The Right Tools for the Job
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - May, 2011
Imagine for a minute, that you’re a contractor. And let’s say you’ve heard about a job that is going to pay handsomely. Only problem is, your cash flow is a bit “sluggish” right now, and you’ll need to obtain a few specialized tools before you can submit your bid; without those tools, you won’t even be considered for the contract. And you intuitively know that if you could just submit that bid, the contract would likely be...
50 Interviewing NO NOs!
by Thomas J. Denham - May, 2011
So much of the job search is out of your control. The interview is one of the few aspects of the job search you can control. The interview is a selection process for which you can practice and prepare. There are plenty of unusual horror stories committed by job hunters. The following is a laundry list of the most common things that are deal breakers: 1. Arriving late to the interview or arriving too early 2. Showing...
Make a slight change in your career direction
by Hallie Crawford - May, 2011
One of the newest members of my April coaching group, Beth, reminded our group of an important lesson this week. You don’t always have to throw the baby out with the bathwater in your career transition. Sometimes just making a slight change in your career direction is all you need to find a career that is right for you. Here is Beth’s story: Beth went back to a career that she had done before and didn’t like (a pricing p...
Nobody Will Hire This College Student
by Bob Roth - May, 2011
Some students waste their time in college. You probably know a few of them, students who do not value the opportunity that they were given. To students like this, college is not serious business. Rather, it is simply a time to have some fun. Because these students fail to appreciate the fact that they must use the college years to shape their futures, they will never get around to doing the things that employers want and e...
OFCCP Proposes New Rule To Strengthen Affirmative Action Requirements
by Carla Irwin - May, 2011
US Labor Department proposes rule to improve employment of protected veterans WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs today announced a proposed rule to strengthen affirmative action requirements of federal contractors and subcontractors for veterans protected under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. Veterans protected by VEVRAA include those wit...
Are You Ready to “Work on Purpose”?
by Lindsey Pollak - Apr, 2011
In today’s changing economy and challenging job market, it can be difficult for a young professional to make choices about what type of career you’d really like to pursue. The options can seem nearly limitless, and it may feel impossible to truly consider all of the necessary factors involved in your decision-making. Furthermore, many Millennials feel compelled to find work that is personally fulfilling and beneficial to th...
What Twitter Can Do for Your Business
by Ariana Cohn - Apr, 2011
Twitter is a communications platform that helps businesses and their customers to do a number of useful things. As a business, you can use it to quickly share information with people interested in your company, gather real-time marketing intelligence and feedback, and build relationships with customers, partners, and other people who care about your company. As an individual user, you can use Twitter to tell a company (or anyo...
Getting a Little Ahead
by Suzanne Bates - Apr, 2011
In college I once pulled three all-nighters. In a row. I wasn’t trying to ace the finals. I had to cram, just to pass. It wasn’t a report card I was proud to show my parents. And, just before the last final at 7 pm, I lay down (exhausted) to take an hour or two nap. I awoke in the middle of the night, in a panic, 7 hours late for the test. No way to reach the professor. I sweat it out until office hours. He had mercy a...
3 Simple Ways to Make Your Resume and Cover Letter Work Together
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Apr, 2011
When writing a resume, your job is not just to write an amazing document but also create an amazing component known as the cover letter. Sometimes job seekers forget that these two documents work together, especially if they’ve written a resume, and are then told at the last minute they need a cover letter. Because the two are intertwined it’s a good idea to make sure that they are indeed working well together. Here are s...
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