Resumes for Older Workers
by Robin Schlinger - Jul, 2015
Although age discrimination is discouraged by state and federal regulations, anyone with a long career knows how difficult it is for a 55-year-old to impress a recruiter or hiring manager who is 30 years younger. Your resume should be written to get you into the door for an interview, where your enthusiasm, dedication and skill will impress your future employers. Successful resumes for older workers share these characteris...
Top 3 Reasons People Don’t Use Social Media for their Job Search
by Joshua Waldman - Jul, 2015
Inevitably, in every audience I speak to, there are people who find some reason NOT to follow my advice on using social media for their job search. Sometimes these people really want jobs but are overwhelmed. Sometimes they simply don’t want to get a job and change their situation. To help you identify where your resistance may be coming from, I’ve identified the top 3 reasons people don’t use social media in their job...
An Open Letter To All College Students
by Bob Roth - Jul, 2015
In college, you are given an opportunity to go on a great journey. Take advantage of that chance to learn, grow and explore. Along to way, be sure to savor and appreciate every experience. As you move along your path to the future, make friends, make something better and do something for others. Ask questions and say what you mean. Learn about yourself. Think about your future and clarify your dreams. In order to fly o...
Being active in communities can help your career to thrive
by Beverly Jones - Jun, 2015
When I meet new clients, it's sometimes easy to spot the ones who're enjoying resilient careers. Whether they are solopreneurs creating their own thing, or professionals making their way through large organizations, people with thriving work lives tend to share some of the same characteristics, like a positive attitude and an ability to listen. As I chat further with clients, one factor I try to gauge is whether they consc...
What's Your Attitude to Setbacks
by Carole Kanchier - Jun, 2015
Vincent would like to establish his own business, but he’s afraid he won’t succeed. Marion would like to return to school, but she fears she may fail. Abraham Lincoln failed in business, and was defeated in races for Congress, the Senate and Vice President. Thomas Edison had 10,000 trials before inventing the light bulb. Did you learn to walk or ride a bike without falling? What’s your attitude toward setbacks? Do you pe...
Should You Use a Resume Template?
by Louise Fletcher - Jun, 2015
Recently I got an email from someone asking if a Google Docs resume template is a good idea. At first glance, this article from Lifehacker may make a lot of sense. Like they say “why waste time…” And the Google template is attractive, so where’s the harm? The problem is that your resume is your only chance to make an amazing first impression. Using a one-size-fits-all resume template is a surefire way to send the clear mess...
8 Actions to Take If You Don’t Get the Job
by Lisa Rangel - Jun, 2015
“Thank you for your interest, but…” Your third interview with the company included senior members of the executive team. You thought the position was yours. The polite telephone call you just received, that began in this manner, let you know otherwise. After you graciously respond and end the call, you are, frankly, stunned. You did not get the job—what next? Almost everyone interviews for jobs they do not get. Finding...
Resume Story – How to Emote Tenacity
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Jun, 2015
How to Write Who You Are Marjorie Liebert, a former dancer, said, “We dance who we are.” Similarly, when writing your career story, you must, “Write who you are.” While being authentic in expressing who you are is important, it is equally essential to be selective in what you parlay versus creating a tell-all story. As in any marketing communication, your story must be choreographed with relevant moves for yo...
Will the Internet of Things Displace HR?
by Alexandra Levit - Jun, 2015
The latest tech trend is the Internet of Things (IoT), and if you’re like me, you didn’t know what it meant until you were reading a blog post one day (possibly this one). The IoT is what will happen when any device with an off/on switch can be connected to the Internet and to other devices. Technology analyst firm Gartner has predicted that in the very near future, there will be nearly 30 billion connected devices, forging...
5 Clear Signs You Deserve a Promotion
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jun, 2015
It is very important that you know when it is time for a promotion. And for that, you need to evaluate your own skills and previous track records. You may have complete command over work and love your current job but there comes a time when you start feeling bored working at it and feel ready for the next challenge. All you need is to be careful about the timing; the time should not be too early or too late. You cannot wait fo...
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