We Say More Than We Realize – Body Language Can Be Powerful
by Beverly Jones - Apr, 2010
In a dog training ring it can be easy to see that our success depends on how we move our bodies. With practice we discover that every movement, and even each shift in our attitude, may change the way our dogs respond to our commands. Although we are less conscious of it, the same thing can happen in a business meeting. When we are with other people we send a constant stream of nonverbal messages. Body language can signal fa...
How Much Are You Worth? Top Five Salary Survey Sites
by Sharon Cohen - Apr, 2010
How much are you worth? What 5 Factors can have a huge impact on your Salary? What are the x5 best Salary Survey Websites? As a Business Career Instructor at the Robinson College of Business, one of the MBA courses I teach is about salary negotiations.My MBA students always ask "how much am I worth?” My answer is “it depends.” People may conclude that salary advising is straightforward, for people with the same deg...
Search For a Company Not a Job!
by John E. Long - Apr, 2010
How do most people approach a job search? Well is often goes like this... As human beings we are subject to emotional reactions and our career can often trigger these reactions. At any given time, we may become frustrated, angry, disillusioned, bored, burned out, etc. with either our employer, our role in the organization, or both. In the “heat” of the moment, we jump on the Internet and resolve to find a new job! We dust o...
How Do I Network?
by Todd Rhoad - Apr, 2010
While this may sound like a strange question, it is one that I get asked often. Since we are all looking for opportunities for greater success, networking might be a skill we might want to learn. In this post, I’ll take a look at some of the reasons for our inability to connect with others and how we might be able to overcome them. It’s not hard to understand why it’s important to be able to network. A quick look at the...
Private or Public: Quandary For Job Seekers & Business Owners
by Julie Walraven - Apr, 2010
Private or public? Social media created all kinds of new questions. Clients regularly wonder if they should be enter the world of social media or if they are already there, they wonder if they are going to be in trouble. Q: “Should I be on LinkedIn? What if my employer sees me there?” My answer: If your employer is social media savvy at all, he will note that with 60 million+ users of LinkedIn, there are many who are not in...
Does Your Resume Direct Employers To Your LinkedIn Profile?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Apr, 2010
If you’re presently conducting a job search, why not make the most of your profile? Give employers the information they need—and direct them back to your profile. Recent statistics state that 90% of hiring managers are using social media to research potential candidates. Leverage this information, and utilize it to your advantage. Simply stated, add your LinkedIn profile address to your resume. WHERE DO I ADD MY LINKEDI...
The Bad Meeting Fairy
by Suzanne Bates - Apr, 2010
We were crammed like sardines into a conference room smaller than my kid sister’s bedroom growing up, and believe me that’s Lilliputian - it was a sewing room before she came along and sort of surprised my parents. Anyway, the Bates team was crowded into our smallest meeting room debating whether the image of a Native American should be included on a PowerPoint slide with a proverb that we had recently learned could not be cr...
Selling Yourself in a Tight Economy
by Mary Jeanne Vincent - Apr, 2010
There is no doubt that today’s job search environment is very competitive. There is a lot of talk about a “jobless” recovery which seems like an oxymoron to me. Regardless of the talk, companies are hiring. Yes, the pace is slow and the interview process longer. Nevertheless, several of my clients have received offers in the last few months. Things are looking up. Having said that, I attribute much of their success to a...
Social Networking and Job Search
by Beth Colley - Apr, 2010
I have referenced Linkedin and methods on how to use social networking for your job search. I’d like to take some time to emphasize how important utilizing these tools are to your job search. Recently I invited some recruiters to sit down with job seekers as part of a job club that I lead in the Annapolis, MD area. There was a small group of us and we were very fortunate to be able to speak candidly about what they look for i...
Is Your HR Vetting Process Attracting or Repelling Your Best Candidates?
by Julie Walraven - Apr, 2010
Hiring and training is a drain on a budget in the best economic conditions so companies want to do it right the first time. Candidates are in abundance right now so HR and management have an open field. It makes sense that there would be a vetting process to make sure a candidate is a good fit for the organization and brings the right talents to the position. How much vetting is too much? Depending on the field and the p...
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