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...
While In College, Do Three Things
by Bob Roth - Sep, 2013
When students go to college, they may or may not know what they should be trying to achieve. When these things are clear to students, they are much more likely to find success after their college experience. Student objectives should include the following: 1. Figure Out Where You Want To Go a. Select A Target - Students need a target in order to be certain of their goal. When the goal is clear and specific, it is muc...
8 Tips for Success In Executive Job Search
by Louise Garver - Aug, 2013
Most people have never been taught how to find a job, unless they have had the insight to work with a career coach. Research shows that the average executive spends 4 years in a job — and has as many as 12-15 jobs over the course of a career. You may thrive on variety and change in your career. But no one likes to linger in the “unknown’ too long when making a transition to a new job or career direction. Here are some tips...
What Every Job Seeker Should Know When Negotiating A Salary
by Michelle Dumas - Aug, 2013
Look! It's the job you want! It's perfect! The work you'll be doing, the reputation of the company, the title, location, everything! Wait, what? Not everything? The salary isn't quite what you were hoping? Well, this scenario is commonly faced by job seekers and here's some advice on what to do about it. Nothing personal. No, really, don't refer to anything personal. Not your personal needs, not what your per...
5 Things Recruiters Wish You Knew About LinkedIn
by Louise Fletcher - Aug, 2013
Even though LinkedIn is the number one online tool for professional recruiters, it often lets them down. Many recruiters fail to find the candidates they need – not because of problems with the site itself, but because simple profile mistakes render the candidates invisible. If this is happening to you, you’re missing out on great opportunities. So here are the top 5 things recruiters wish you knew about LinkedIn. 1. A...
3 Tips for Success with Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) for Executive Job Seekers
by Louise Garver - Aug, 2013
Even executive job seekers do not escape the reality that applicant tracking systems (ATS) are used by companies and recruiters for all levels of potential candidates. Because of their efficiency to track keywords and phrases, these ATS systems have an influence in the hiring process that is not likely to go away in the near future. 1. Resume format is very important – ATS systems tend to grab information in predi...
3 Key tips to develop your professional image verbally when job searching
by Debra Ann Matthews - Aug, 2013
Here's a test. Can you fill in the blanks to spur a fantastic professional conversation at your next job search networking event? Greeting (Hello my name is _.) Expertise (I am an experienced _.) Areas of expertise (I have xx years of experience in the _ industry with expertise in _, _, and _.) Strengths (My strengths are _, _, and _.) Accomplishments (I have been recognized for _). Professional Style ( I am _, _, and...
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