Is Your Job Search Strategy a Snore?
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Jan, 2010
As I lay in bed at 3 a.m., distracted by dear hubby’s snoring sounds erupting in my ears, I realized a correlation between this not-so-gentle disruption and the disruptive tenor of today’s job search. From unrealistic resume expectations to the run-rampant highways of the digital media highway, the din of multimedia job search in 2010 is, at times, earsplitting. During daily conversations with job seekers, I often am ask...
by Nan S. Russell - Jan, 2010
Seated in the courtyard of a sports bar during a playoff game in the home city of one of the teams, it was an energetic crowd that Sunday. While we'd come for a quick bite to eat, we caught a glimpse of a play now and then as home-team enthusiasts roared their approval during the first half. When a man sat down next to us with two friends, ordered a pitcher of beer and maneuvered around to glimpse the game, we barely notic...
Impress, Don’t Stress - 3 Do’s and Don’t’s When Networking!
by Bernadette Boas - Jan, 2010
When you set out to a networking event, do you realize what you are really setting out to accomplish? Do you set objectives and goals for the time, money and effort you are putting into networking? The purpose of networking is to identify potential: • Business Partners • Vendors and Service Providers • Gate Openers • Qualified Leads Networking events are NOT for you to: 1. Shove business cards in people’s hands ...
Communicating Up, Around, Sideways and Down the Middle
by Suzanne Bates - Jan, 2010
“Be in charge of your own destiny or some one else will.” - Jack Welch Your destiny is determined each day by the path you choose. But just having a goal and putting one step in front of the other each day isn’t enough. You also need to let other people know what you’re doing. That means communicating up, around, sideways and down the middle. Let me give you an example. A story about guy who had his eyes on the prize...
The Financial Impact of Not Hiring the Least-best
by Lou Adler - Jan, 2010
The financial gain of hiring A-level talent is probably 10-100 times the person’s compensation. The financial cost of hiring a walking lawsuit is probably 10-100 times their compensation. Assuming the duds and the stars represent 10% of your total hires, it’s what you do with the other 90% that really matters. To get a sense of the enormous financial impact of shifting people from the bottom half into the top half, fi...
Social Networking or Socializing?
by Kris Plantrich - Jan, 2010
Social networking is vital in today’s job search. If a job seeker is not yet aware of the benefits of social networking, they may never be aware of their missed opportunities. The most utilized and effective networks today are LinkedIn and Facebook and now Twitter. They are invaluable for establishing relationships with targeted contacts. These networking sites are databases at your disposal for researching industries, loca...
Five High-Impact Career Habits
by Lindsey Pollak - Jan, 2010
Exercise for 30 minutes a day. Sleep eight hours a night. Floss. Good habits are the building blocks of a healthy life. The same goes for your career: small daily habits add up to big success. The earlier in your working life you develop smart daily practices, the easier they will be to maintain and the more overall impact they’ll have. Here are 5 important career habits to cultivate: 1. Keep up with the news. We l...
Save Your Change and then Change Your Career
by Thomas J. Denham - Jan, 2010
A job change is an ideal time to reflect on your overall financial picture. According to Spectrum Group/Access Research (2001), 50% of all job changers consulted a professional financial advisor to help them decide what to do with their retirement savings. Financial planning for most people is totally overwhelming, and so we have to make smart choices. I don’t pretend to be an investment advisor, but I do suggest you think ...
The Resume as Part of Your Social Media Job Search Campaign
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Jan, 2010
Contrary to what you have heard, the resume still has its place in this web 2.0 world; despite interactive mediums, it's still a very crucial marketing tool and essential in launching your digital marketing campaign. What has occurred? Greatly due to the explosion of social media...job sourcing and job-seeker marketing has exponentially evolved. Consequently, the way in which you write and promote your self-marketing message m...
How To Conquer Self Doubt
by Alexandra Levit - Jan, 2010
Self doubt has been something I’ve struggled with all my life, from debating whether I could get into a top tier university to believing I could succeed as a writer. It’s a very human emotion, and it’s made worse for some people because of life experiences or temperament. Self doubt also makes you feel alone. Sometimes you think you’re the only person in the universe who suffers from a crisis of confidence, and you wish tha...
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