Avoid LinkedIn Goofs
by Georgia Adamson - Feb, 2014
As you probably know, LinkedIn keeps changing–sometimes it seems as if that happens every time you turn around. However, that’s no excuse for letting yourself get so far behind the curve that your profile brands you as hopelessly out of touch. 10 Amateurish LinkedIn Blunders According to a Forbes.com article by personal branding guru William Arruda, there are “10 LinkedIn Blunders That Make You Look Like an Amateur.” T...
How to Use LinkedIn Groups
by Lisa Rangel - Feb, 2014
When it comes to networking on LinkedIn professionals have to do way more than just setting up a profile. Users must engage with each other, share content, and take action in order to get the most out of this social media platform. Fortunately, LinkedIn groups let you do all of that and more. According to the LinkedIn website, these groups are like online forums where professionals in the same industry (or with similar int...
1 Cover Letter Secret That Will Guarantee You Interviews
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Feb, 2014
Is there a cover letter secret that can guarantee you will get interviews whenever you use it? I know of one magical key you can incorporate into your cover letter that can increase your chances of getting interviews by 50%. Would you like me to share it? Of course you would! So here you go: ASKING FOR THE INTERVIEW Seems like asking for the interview would be common sense, but how many job seekers actually ask for th...
Boomers: How to Work with a Team Younger Than Your Kids
by Alexandra Levit - Feb, 2014
Baby boomers everywhere are lamenting the same workplace development. All of a sudden, the people working in their offices are younger than their children, who are now approaching the ripe age of 30. And somehow, the same millennial traits of self-assurance and eagerness that were cute in their kids have become annoying in their teammates. If you are in this boat, fear not. Here are a few ways to work effectively with those tw...
Career Advancement: How Are You Doing?
by Georgia Adamson - Feb, 2014
Unless you’re one of those rare individuals who’s perfectly happy chugging along in his or her comfortable groove indefinitely, the thought of career advancement has probably crossed your mind a time or two. In fact, I encourage clients to keep career advancement in play as an ongoing situation, although it doesn’t necessarily have to be top-of-mind every moment. What Career Advancement Means to You Just as “success”...
Facebook is Ten! Are You Using it to Manage Your Career Yet?
by Barbara Safani - Feb, 2014
In celebration of their 10th birthday, I’m blogging about Facebook to show how much I appreciate its implications for career management and job search. Facebook often plays second fiddle to LinkedIn and many are unaware of its enormous potential for job search. Here are a few of the features I particularly like. Graph Search Graph Search allows you to search profiles based on information that may be important to your...
Losing Momentum? Get Someone in Your Corner. | Encouragement Power
by Dawn Lennon - Feb, 2014
Nothing beats a good streak. Things fall into place with ease. Good stuff gets done. Our confidence rises. Our skills deliver. Optimism soars. We’re on a roll. You know what they say about streaks? They’re made to be broken. Few teams win all their games and few, if any of us, win every round as our careers unfold. The first time we get knocked down, we dig deep and get back up, ready to try again. Get knocked down ag...
The Young Professional’s Ultimate Guide to Twitter
by Lindsey Pollak - Feb, 2014
Based on the great feedback from my post on how to conquer LinkedIn in 15 minutes a day, I wanted to offer another simple but thorough social media guide. This time we’ll talk about Twitter. Twitter is another social network I use every day and find extremely powerful. With over 200 million active users and over 400 million tweets daily, Twitter is an information juggernaut that you can’t afford to ignore as a professiona...
Unemployed? How Do You Show Your Value to a Potential Employer?
by Louise Garver - Feb, 2014
The number one question an unemployed executive will be asked in an interview is “What have you been doing while unemployed?” Companies want to hire executives who have up-to-date skills and are current in their industry. They often think of the unemployed as losing touch with current issues and unable to maintain the sharp edge needed to be part of an executive team. How can you show a potential employer you have contin...
What You Don't Know About Networking
by Jean Cummings - Feb, 2014
Everybody is always telling you that networking is how most people get jobs. But I can't think of anyone who hears that who doesn't feel a sinking sensation in their stomach and a sense of... I don't have a big enough network My network is out of date My network is in another industry I've moved and I don't know anyone in the area I hate to call people and ask them for a job I hate to call people out t...
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