Spot Phony Employment Ads Like a Pro
by Cathy Francois - Sep, 2013
As a former classified sales representative it is too easy for me to distinguish a legitimate employment ad from a phony one. It’s like trying to give me a Chucky Cheese game token and telling me it’s a dollar coin. However, I have found that for many others these differences that I see plainly might not be so obvious. There are many innocent, desperate, or otherwise unsuspecting job seekers who fall victim to scams. The sear...
5 measurements recruiters use to qualify an executive hire
by Louise Garver - Sep, 2013
Almost all executives at one time in their career have experienced pressure to land the right position. While that can be stressful depending on your circumstances, do you ever think about the pressures on the recruiters’ and hiring managers’ side of the hiring process? In many cases, recruiters need to fill job openings quickly, even though as an executive going through the process it may seem like a long time from initia...
Job Search Strategy: Tapping Your Network
by Jill Kurtz - Sep, 2013
Part of any job search should be tapping your network of contacts. Whether you are connected on LinkedIn, Facebook, or another social network, the people you are connected to are a valuable resource that can help you secure your next great opportunity. It takes a thoughtful approach to effectively tap your network. You have to help your network to help you by being targeted, specific, and considerate. Target Your O...
5 Ways To Keep Up In Today's Job Market
by Erika Andersen - Sep, 2013
Lately my job has been changing. For the past couple of decades, the business I started in 1990 was small enough that if I didn’t have a good month, the business didn’t have a good month. Now it’s grown beyond that: how much work I do for clients in a given period doesn’t have much to do with how well we’re doing overall. In fact, doing work for clients is no longer the single highest value thing I can do for the business’...
Job Gone–Now What?
by Georgia Adamson - Sep, 2013
Whether it’s a case of being one of 100 people receiving the dreaded pink slip or just one poor soul who ran afoul of management and was shown the door, your job has gone and it’s not coming back. What do you do now? Of course, the exact circumstances can and probably do have some bearing on the actions you take. Being caught in a group layoff–even a small one–has a different tone than being fired for not meeting management’s...
How to Speak at a Conference Without Looking Like an Idiot
by Phil Gerbyshak - Sep, 2013
In my previous field of Higher Education, I had the pleasure of working with highly intelligent people. Highly. But I can’t tell you how many presentations from very educated and intelligent people bored me to tears. Their message got buried in Powerpoint templates and horrible visualizations. They resembled the fourth grader reading a sad report on “What I Did Last Summer.” No matter your information, if your execut...
5 Tips to Really Stand Out in Your Job Search and Get Hired Quickly
by Michelle Dumas - Sep, 2013
With your excellent skills, detailed knowledge, and vast experience, you may think that your job search will be smooth sailing, even in the current economic times. But don’t be too complacent. Given the numbers of people who are out of work or underemployed, the likelihood of getting hired quickly may not be as easy as you think. To differentiate yourself in your job search and get hired quickly, here are 5 tips to stand out f...
10 Fun things to do to prepare for life after college graduation
by Debra Ann Matthews - Sep, 2013
10 Fun things to do to prepare for life after college graduation Most college students have a plethora of ideas about life after college graduation. Many think that they will land a high paying job just like that. While others think that it will be extremely challenging to land their job of choice. Most accurately, college graduates who use any of these 10 fun activities are sure to grab their job of choice quicker than tha...
8 Hiring & Resume Trends Every Executive Needs to Know
by Louise Garver - Sep, 2013
Resume and hiring trends can confuse even executives, especially when they are getting advice from multiple sources, and some information may contradict what others are saying. So what data can you depend on? Career Directors International created a Global Hiring Trends report after surveying professionals worldwide for their insights and preferences, and brought context and relevance to the data contained therein. Her...
How a Wind-y Career Path Can Actually Help You
by Kelly Gurnett - Sep, 2013
Know what you want to be when you grow up from a young age. Pursue an educational route that leads you there. Enter your dream job. Stay there for 40 years until retirement age. Be perfectly, 1950s happy and content. Wouldn’t it be nice if our careers worked that way? For some lucky souls, it does—but for the majority of us, career paths are wind-y, twisty things that often have several starts, stops, and do-overs befo...
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