Resume Is Your Career Heartbeat
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Jan, 2010
Okay, I get it: the ‘traditional resume is dead.’ May we put a stake through this aging topic and just bury it, along with the tombstone resume? Savvy resumes, by contrast, are not only alive and well, but they have matured, become more sophisticated and muscular, and are more essential now, than ever. Just yesterday I witnessed a resume that had been forged like a finely carved weapon doing battle for a soldier in job ...
Four Ideas for How to Effectively Handle Criticism and Maintain Your Course of Direction
by Andy Robinson - Jan, 2010
Too many of us allow criticism to slow us down or, many times, stop us cold in our tracks. Dealing with criticism can be difficult sometimes, but we should not allow others' opinion detract us from our intended actions, goals and objectives. ALWAYS make it a point to assess the SOURCE of the criticism before taking action or changing your direction. Some key questions to consider in assessing the source of criticism incl...
Millennials Are Still Optimistic About the Future
by Alexandra Levit - Jan, 2010
Against a backdrop of economic volatility, the vast majority of young professional women believe they will have rewarding careers balanced with fulfilling personal lives, according to research just released by Accenture. The research also generated the Accenture Millennial Women Workplace Success Index, which identified two primary qualities as key to workplace success – the ability to balance personal and professional lives ...
Four Classic Quotes about Your Job Search
by Kevin Donlin - Jan, 2010
What can Leonardo da Vinci and Will Rogers tell you about finding a job? Plenty, it turns out. Read on for some new twists on timeless advice that might help you get hired faster... 1. "Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active." - Leonardo da Vinci Does this mean sloth-like behavior can make you a productive job hunter? Not quite. In fact, much work is done by your subconscious ...
Hello...Hello...Is My Brand In There?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jan, 2010
I recently read an article in BusinessWeek about famous movie director Brett Ratner. I was intrigued by the article because on the front page it had a picture of him with the caption, “Brand-minded filmmaker Brett Ratner.” I thought to myself, what does Brett Ratner know about branding? Simply stated, more than most! The article discusses his recent endeavors into the world of advertising and marketing and how he incorpo...
Seeking Jobs For Too Long
by Claudine Vainrub - Jan, 2010
With unemployment of over 10% and the decrease in new job offers, candidates are finding it harder and harder to secure new posts quickly. More often than ever, we are seeing professionals seek new work for 6, 7, 8 months and even over a year. What are the disadvantages of a long job search process and how to combat them? Job search processes can take longer than expected for several reasons. One is when seeking senior exec...
Should Your Resume Writer Be Social Media-Savvy?
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Jan, 2010
Much has been written about the impact of social media in the careers industry, with plenty of accolades for the role of Twitter and LinkedIn in the job hunt. Of course, there’s still many holdouts in the job-seeking community. But what about career professionals themselves? Should your resume writer or career coach know how to use social media—and what are the implications of working with a service provider who is lacki...
Do You Foster Helplessness or a
by David Lee - Jan, 2010
In these rather challenging times, you need ALL of your employees thinking and acting like winners, not throwing up their hands in defeat or metaphorically curling up in the fetal position. How you communicate with them plays a huge role in which kind of workforce you get. Just recently, I heard two examples that illustrated opposite approaches to communication by senior management. One approach virtually guaranteeing wh...
Functional or Dysfunctional?
by Harry Urschel - Jan, 2010
People seem to get passionate about whether a Functional resume is ever appropriate versus a Chronological format to best represent their experience. If you’re not familiar with the terms...a "Functional" resume lays out the functional experience you’ve had related to the field you are pursuing. It may break down the experience by specific areas of responsibility and accomplishments. It may, or may not, indicate the compani...
Looking For a New Job? Try Your Current Employer
by Tai Goodwin - Jan, 2010
When most people think of a getting a new job, the first thought is to look outside of their current employer. If you are in a small company with lots of “lifers” where many of the roles are set, an external move may be your only option. But if you work for a mid to large-sized company that actively recruits to fill positions, the first place to start may be your internal job board. There are several things that could be pr...
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