Your Future--Nothing or Everything
by John E. Kobara - Dec, 2013
When I was younger and even more sarcastic (How could that be John?), I was in an interview and was asked my least favorite question: "What is your 10 year plan?" Even back in the pre-hisoric times of my youth, this was a stupid question. I know what the interviewer wanted. "Where are you going and how does this job fit into your plans?" But most interviewers ask clever robotic questions that are part of a list and do not thin...
From Freelance to Full-time on LinkedIn
by Lindsey Pollak - Dec, 2013
Throughout the past several years, the challenging job market and growing acceptance for working virtually have led to a boom in freelancing and contract positions. Many job seekers eagerly took on these roles and thrived in them. If you’ve been a freelancer, consultant or contractor and are now ready to work full time again, here are some ways LinkedIn can help you make your move. The key is to address the main concern a pote...
Holiday Networking and Your Brand
by Wendy J. Terwelp - Dec, 2013
The holidays are fast approaching and that means parties, parties, parties – friends, family, and office parties. A great time to network. Let’s talk first about the “Do’s,” the right things to do during holiday gatherings that improve your brand and build your network: Attend holiday gatherings. I know, you’ve been invited to so many and it can get a bit overwhelming. I encourage you to participate and take an active...
Job Action Day: 5 Quick Tips to Rebuild Your Network
by Wendy J. Terwelp - Dec, 2013
This year’s Job Action Day is about helping our military transition from a Military Career to a New Career. With broad military experience that typically requires travel for extended periods while on active duty, it can be difficult to maintain a network that will be there for you when you’re ready to transition to a civilian career. Here are some tips to reconnect and rebuild your network: Create a networking plan....
11 Steps To Student Employment Success
by Bob Roth - Dec, 2013
Let?s get right to the point. I would like to suggest that students should concentrate on the job search preparation activities that are most likely to give them the results that lead to good jobs in their fields of interest. College students must understand that the “The senior year job search actually starts in the Freshman year.” That means that students who spend enough time following the eleven steps described below...
What Career Coaches Can’t Do for You
by Cathy Francois - Nov, 2013
I love what I do and believe it’s my personal calling to help others move forward in their careers. Whether I’m working with a student or doing private consulting I assist people of all walks of life with career planning, updating resumes, job search techniques and even motivation. However, with all the benefits of having a coach guide you through the sometimes complex job search process there are some things career coaches ca...
Have a Strategy to Make Social Media Job Search for You
by Joshua Waldman - Nov, 2013
Don’t get bogged down in keeping up with the seeming constant changes of social media, just keep focused on your goals and how these tools can help you achieve them. For people just beginning to use social media to advance their careers, a common complaint is that it changes so much. For example, they often cite the most recent Facebook privacy change or LinkedIn’s new user interface. A good army general doesn’t get ca...
How-to Turn Your LinkedIn Profile Into a Multimedia Career Portfolio
by Michelle Dumas - Nov, 2013
Once upon a time, conducting a job search was relatively straightforward: You’d ask friends and acquaintances if they knew of any openings, peruse the Classified Ads section of the local newspaper, and send resumes along with a nice cover letter. It was even permissible, if not advisable, to follow up with a telephone call. No longer. The Internet has completely (and likely irreversibly) altered the job search lan...
What do you do when a recruiter has viewed your LinkedIn profile?
by Georgia Adamson - Nov, 2013
The etiquette required in connecting/contacting people on LinkedIn can make even senior executives anxious. The thing to recognize is that people who look at your profile are usually there for a reason. While some may be recruiters, others could be friends, or former co-workers trying to reconnect. So, what do you do when a recruiter has viewed your profile on LinkedIn? This question came up in a LinkedIn Group discussion...
Writing a LinkedIn Profile That Leads to an Exciting Job Offer in 30 Days or Less
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Nov, 2013
This past week we had a client who received an exciting new job offer from a company that found him on LinkedIn using a LinkedIn profile we had written for him. We’ll call him Joe Smith. Within two weeks of using his LinkedIn profile, Joe was found by an employer and received a great job offer. Without the use of a resume, this client leveraged his LinkedIn profile to secure an exciting new career. Here are the five strat...
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