What To Wear To Your Next Big Meeting
by Robin Fisher Roffer - Aug, 2012
Research proves that 65% of all communication is visual. What are your clothes saying about your personal brand? I’m off to New York this week to land a major piece of business, meet with my agent to deliver my latest book and give a speech to career professionals. I’m completely prepared to “wow” everyone I’m seeing with the content I’ve created, but without looking the part of “World-Class Brand Strategist,” no one will...
Can YOU land a job if you are pregnant?
by Miriam Salpeter - Aug, 2012
What happens when you’re looking for a job — pregnant? It’s old news now: Marissa Mayer, an executive who has been climbing the corporate ladder at Google was just named as Yahoo’s new chief executive. What seems to be even bigger news: she is pregnant (it’s a boy) and due October 7th. Reports indicate that she let Yahoo’s board know about her pregnancy at the end of June; they first contacted her to discuss the position on Ju...
Why No One is Reading Your Resume
by Ozzie Saunds - Aug, 2012
You see an exciting job posting and email your resume, hoping to get a response from the employer, but unfortunately you are left feeling frustrated, thinking days later, “How come they did not phone me about the position after I sent them my resume?” Here are four possible reasons why, no one is reading your resume. Your resume is not optimized for computer scanning software: With the growth of the Internet, the way we fi...
Background Check Tip
by Georgia Adamson - Aug, 2012
A client recently brought this subject up because of an experience she has had that made her wonder whether something that was actually pretty innocent might boomerang on her in her job search. If you are in a job search now or considering one, this is something you should seriously put some thought into. Otherwise, an item in your past that you never even thought of being concerned about might smack you in the face when you l...
Global Networking Insights for the Executive Job Seeker
by Louise Garver - Aug, 2012
Are you working in a foreign country and looking for a position that will enable you to return to your country of origin? Are you overwhelmed? Are you working long hours or struggling with language barriers? Paralyzed at the thought of starting a new network? Working and living in a foreign country can be challenging. Most executive job seekers don’t find networking as easy as people think. Executives run multi-million dol...
Successfully Completing Online Job Applications
by Linda K. Rolie, M.A., CVC - Aug, 2012
The job application you once filled out with pen or pencil is becoming obsolete. Completing online job applications can be daunting. Here are the most effective tips and suggestions for improving your chances of landing an interview with your online application. Today, nearly all mid-to large employers require that applicants complete an online application. For many, online applications are difficult. The following ar...
New Grads Falling Prey to Job Search Myths
by Marcia Robinson - Aug, 2012
I spend a lot of my time talking to new college grads about their job search strategies and career plans. What I find, after 13 years of working with new grads, is that many new grads have their job search stalled by job search myths and pre-conceived notions. Most new grads are having a hard enough time landing a job after graduation in today's tight job market, but if you add some simple misconceptions and job search myths t...
Facebook and Your Job Search–Another Tip
by Joshua Waldman - Jul, 2012
This is not the first time I have talked about Facebook and your job search. The topic is one of those that refuses to go away for job seekers, however much they might want it to! However, this tip actually is not one of mine; it comes from a blog post by Joshus Waldman of Career Rocketeer, titled “How to Protect Your Private Life on Facebook During Your Job Search.” If you are not using Facebook at this point, the tip might s...
9 Ways Your Public Library Can Enhance Your Job Search
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jul, 2012
As the Internet age continues to flourish, the public library increasingly seems to be one of the most overlooked and underutilized vehicles for job seeking. Ironically, it remains as one of the best resources for finding job opportunities. Don’t believe it? Here are nine great ways in which your public library can enhance your job search. 1. Free Job Hunting Books The public library is an amazing resource for the most...
Job Seekers: It’s Time to Conduct a Google Self-Check
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jul, 2012
It’s no secret that most job seekers don’t fully understand how involved a job search really is. It’s far more in-depth than simply looking for a job, sending in an application and resume and waiting for an interview callback. For instance, did you know that, according to an ExecuNet survey, 77 percent of recruiters use search engines to learn about candidates? This means, it’s up to you to ensure recruiters and employers...
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