Give Your Resume A Fresh Start
by Ford R. Myers - Apr, 2014
Now that it’s the spring, it feels like a new is beginning. As part of this “fresh start,” it’s a good idea to review and improve your resume. Many people ask me, “What are some quick and easy things I can do to enhance my resume and get better response?” To answer that question, I’ve compiled a list of common resume mistakes and “quick fixes:” Common Resume Mistakes – And The Reasons Why These Mistakes Are So Damaging...
Yes, You Need to Pick a LinkedIn Industry
by Joshua Waldman - Apr, 2014
I understand. Your industry isn’t on the list of available industries on LinkedIn. Mine isn’t either. The problem is that this little tid-bit of data you’re leaving off makes it hard for your audience to figure out what you do. In fact, my eye often goes to a profile’s Industry before I decide to accept a connection request or reply to an InMail. The Industry provides the context needed for someone to relate to...
Why Your LinkedIn Profile Should Be More Than a Copy of Your Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Apr, 2014
LinkedIn is a great tool for professionals. It offers the opportunity to network with others in your field, and it can be a great tool for finding job leads—and even getting hired. All too often, I see people who simply copy their resume information directly into their LinkedIn profile. This is absolutely the wrong approach for a few reasons, and if this is something that you are doing, it is definitely something you should fi...
The Case of the Missing Education Section on Your LinkedIn Profile
by Joshua Waldman - Apr, 2014
I won’t lie to you and tell you that your Education section the most important section of your profile. It’s not. Even for students. By itself, it’s not. But as a whole, leaving this part out makes your entire profile seem incomplete. Back in the days when you could judge your profiles completeness based on a percentage, this section was worth 20% of your overall score. When you leave it out, you’re giv...
More Sleep, Less Stress – Equals a Better Life and Career
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Apr, 2014
Stress is a hot button topic for many of us these days. When my coaching clients, family, or friends, talk about how stressed they’re feeling, one of the first questions I ask is whether they’re getting enough sleep. April is National Stress Awareness month, and it’s a good time to assess your stress levels and your sleep habits as well. The correlation between lack of sleep and stress has been well documented in numero...
Ten Ways to Build Resilience for Mindful Leaders
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Apr, 2014
Mindful leaders are self-aware and are masters at adapting to change. In the last few years, I have observed that many of my executive coaching clients have become more receptive to establishing a positive habit of daily meditative practice to stay focused, energized and optimistic in a volatile and uncertain world. Once we establish a trusting relationship, introducing a meditative practice in our coaching meetings is gre...
Top 5 Strategies for Moving Ahead
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Apr, 2014
Are you looking for a promotion, but not getting anywhere? Try the strategies below to help you get up the next rung on the proverbial career ladder: 1. Find out what's going on and become part of it. What are the major trends affecting your industry, your organization, and your field? Join associations that relate to your field and industry to help you keep up with the changes in your company or job. 2. Manage your in...
Seven Trust-Diminishing Habits to Avoid at Work
by Nan S. Russell - Apr, 2014
When it comes to building or diminishing trust at work one thing is clear, there is no little stuff. Everything matters. That includes routine actions, casual habits, and how, what and to whom you communicate. Too often, the speed of work causes us to quickly craft a message or reply without awareness of its trust-diminishing or enhancing dynamics. But, you can improve your trust-building odds by eliminating common trust-di...
How to Write Great Resume Bullet Points
by Louise Fletcher - Apr, 2014
So you’ve read lots of resume advice, and you know that your resume needs strong, results-focused bullet points. But try as you might, you don’t really know how to write those bullet points. I sympathize – it’s very hard to write about yourself in this way. Most of us have been taught to be humble and modest about our accomplishments, and now suddenly we’re required to brag about them. It feels very uncomfortable. As...
Career Decision Making: If You Do Not Bend, Life Will Bend You
by Mindy Thomas - Apr, 2014
What an interesting concept to consider: “If we don’t bend, life will bend us.” When I read that excerpt from Mark Nepo’s bestselling book, The Book of the Awakening, I paused to reflect on the relationship between our careers and this very astute observation of life. Nepo’s premise can serve as a powerful lesson about this frenzied world we live in today. If you were to reflect on your past career changes, you might find t...
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