Advice for the Mature Job Seeker
by Courtney Bousquet - May, 2013
Are you trying to reenter the working world after a hiatus, or are you an older individual who wants to change careers? There are a few tricks that you can utilize when developing your resume to show employers that you have what it takes to work for them. Careerealism writer, Robin Schlinger, writes about some of these tricks in a recent article, Resumes for People Over 50+, but her advice can be used to benefit any job seeker...
Expecting to Find a Job? Manage Your Expectations & Get Hired More Quickly
by Michelle Dumas - May, 2013
Are you conducting a search to find a job? It's said that satisfaction is a function of expectation, that your level of satisfaction is largely determined by how far from the expected outcome you end up. This could apply to a relationship, your finances, your favorite teamfs playoff hopes, even whether you find a job. Of course, there are those who believe that the solution lies in having no expectations at all. Makes...
How To Tone Down Your Resume For Better Results
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - May, 2013
Has your resume run amok? Has attention-deficit diluted your writing prowess as you seek for the latest, hippest ways to market You, Inc.? If you have watched television programs or read articles from some of the major media lately, you’d think that “resumes gone wild” is the way to go. Here are three examples: 1. Six-second “Vine resumes” have crept through the latticework of the career landscape. 2. An Amazon resume...
The 5 Biggest Myths About Networking
by Pete Leibman - May, 2013
If you’re getting ready for graduation, or if you’ve already graduated but you’re looking for a new job, you probably know you need to spend a lot of time networking. But, do you really know what networking is and what it’s not? During my teenage years, I was painfully shy, and I thought networking was a practice used only by the elite and powerful, a group I definitely did not feel part of. What I learned was the opp...
Make Different Choices In Your Career
by Deborah Brown-Volkman - May, 2013
Your career is filled with choices. Some of them will empower you, and others will hold you back. Wherever you are now in your career, you have arrived there by choice. Maybe your choice was something you chose outright. Or, you chose not to choose, which was also a choice. Either way, if you are unhappy in your career, you must realize that your choices have contributed to your unhappiness. Of course, no-one intentio...
If You Want a Good Job, Promote Yourself
by Bob Roth - May, 2013
The best employers keep their ears to the ground and listen for rumblings about college students who are getting things done. These employers maintain contact with professors, campus leaders, newspapers and community leaders, in order to stay on top of the “goings on” of students who are making an impact on and off campus. They want to learn of these students as early as possible, so they can follow their progress. In some cas...
Recruiters Make 25% of Executive Hires in This Place: Are You There?
by Jean Cummings - May, 2013
Where is that? Yup, you guessed it, social media is where recruiters report sourcing 25% of executive hires. And those are 2012 figures! I'm ready to say it straight out: "If you're not spending a portion of your time every week on one of more of the following - LinkedIn, Twitter, blogs, youtube, Pinterest - you will be seriously handicapped in your job search both now and in the future." Here's what you'll want to do: Lev...
5 Ways to Start Your Resume With a Bang
by Louise Fletcher - May, 2013
Everyone tells you that it's important to make a strong first impression with your resume... "you only have 20 seconds" goes the standard advice. And it's true. Employers are busy and they get hundreds of resumes for most positions which means standing out is vital. But how do you actually do that? The good news is that it¡¦s not as hard as you might think. Here are 5 ways to start your resume with the kind of bang...
Career Success: Sharpen Your Focus
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2013
Few people can do a zillion things at once, and even fewer can do them well. Career success and the actions that achieve it are just one example of that fact. You might consider yourself a super-multitasker, but I’m betting you don’t do it as well as you think. You only have a certain amount of energy (although some of you have more than others), not to mention a limited amount of time. Even the best of you can’t get more than...
That’s Really Interesting … Now Take it off Your Resume
by Louise Fletcher - May, 2013
As a resume writer you tend to run up against the same issues on a regular basis. One of the most common challenges is working with a client who has a very diverse background, or who has taken a career detour. This is perfectly possible to address, but every now and then, I work with a client who truly believes that all those experiences are equally valuable in getting their next job. Sometimes, it’s hard for this person t...
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