Ten Ways to Make Sure You Don’t Get Hired
by Barbara Safani - Apr, 2014
Here are ten ways I see job seekers sabotaging their job search. Are you guilty of any of these mistakes? 1. Inflate their qualifications or lie on their resume. While a resume is not a legal document, it should be an accurate representation of your experience and achievements. I advocate for showing your employment history in the best possible light, buy lying is never wise. 2. Forget to proofread their resume. One of t...
Job Seeker: Be Patient Even When You Think You Can’t
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Mar, 2014
It is amazing the patience you learn when you don’t want to be patient. Buying a house and landing a new job are two life-altering events where your patience is tested, sometimes to exhaustion. Buying a house requires you create a financial resume to support you through the extensive approval process. This means amassing a volume of personal documents that are assessed by critical eyes. Your history of financial achievem...
Getting Clear on Your Job Targets
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Mar, 2014
Are you in a job search? What type of work are you seeking? The more focused your job target(s), the more effective your job search and the easier it will be for others to help you. I've worked with many clients who aren't clear on what position(s) they would like to pursue or fear they will limit themselves if they narrow their focus. Actually, the opposite happens. Clearly identifying what position or function you want, t...
Job Search: Make Professional Etiquette a Habit
by Kris Plantrich - Mar, 2014
I am finding often, and not just with recent graduates, that follow up, and phone and email etiquette is sorely lacking with many professionals today. It is a lack of professionalism and courtesy when communications such as following up, thanking others, and scheduling confirmations, cancellations or delays, are not kept a priority. With younger clients I try and remind them that it is good practice to get into the ha...
I'm introducing you, not endorsing you
by Stacey Lane - Mar, 2014
I blogged about awkward LinkedIn invitations and it was my most shared blog post ever. Wonder if it has anything to do with the Kelly Blazek fiasco that happened around that same time? You know, the Cincinnati-based, self-professed mentor who wrote a scathing response to a LinkedIn request. Epic fail in the career karma department for Kelly. Ouch. Seems like there are a lot of conversations happening around networking...
Be Bold: How to Act Like You Have the Job to Land the Job
by Lisa Rangel - Mar, 2014
Being interview ready, means more than showing up with your resume materials in-hands. It’s about showing the hiring manager how prepared you are for their role, and how easily you will be able to step into their open position. At the end of the day, the hiring manager wants to know how easy or difficult it will be to transition you onto their team. When you interview, you need to be bold and act like you have the job to l...
Social Media Laziness and Other Ills
by Joshua Waldman - Mar, 2014
I was reading Chris Brogan‘s newsletter and really resonated with a paragraph of his about how using the same message across all social media platforms is just wrong. He didn’t spend much time on it, though, so I want to elaborate. By the way, Chris Brogan is at the forefront of social media and internet marketing. He’s been blogging since 1998 and is considered by many to be one of the leading internet marketing gurus...
5 LinkedIn Strategies for You
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Mar, 2014
I am sharing 5 ways you can use LinkedIn for your job search or business goals. Whether you are a novice user, or experienced social networker, I’m here to give you insight into tools on the site to help you reach your goals. Let's get started! 1. Advanced Search: Have you ever noticed that little word " advanced" next to the search bar? It took me a long time to notice it and even longer to click on it. Once I did, it open...
Job Offers and Foot-Dragging Employers
by Georgia Adamson - Mar, 2014
Have you ever had the experience of interviewing (multiple times) for a position and feeling as if an offer was just around the corner…but it didn’t come and didn’t come and….? Then you know how frustrating and exasperating it can be. What you might not have considered was how seriously this situation can derail your job search and prevent you from reaching a successful conclusion. Job Offers Aren’t Inevitable Even...
Underemployment: The New Unemployment
by Adrienne Erin - Mar, 2014
Recently released figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicate that the unemployment rate in America inched up one-tenth of one percent in February 2014 to 6.7 percent. While that figure is the most discussed by talking heads and pundits alike, it doesn’t paint the full picture on the employment situation in the country. The BLS’s calculations on unemployment don’t stop there. In fact, the bureau calculates six dif...
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