Using Social Media in Your Job Search – Confidentially
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Dec, 2010
We often work with people who are still employed but who have seen the writing on the wall for the future of their companies. They seek us out to proactively start their job search process before they find themselves in a desperate situation. Many who are currently employed are nervous about sending any signals that they are seeking new opportunities. So what can you do to keep your job search confidential while using social m...
Preparing for Different Types of Interviews
by Thomas J. Denham - Dec, 2010
Failure to prepare for an interview is the number one reason candidates do not get an offer. It’s important to know the different types of interviews you may encounter. When you schedule the interview, ask them, “Can you tell me a little bit about the structure of the interview?” Any information they give your can only help you alter your style and techniques to effectively present yourself and your qualifications. In addi...
Share your Career Journey
by Wendy Adams - Dec, 2010
There are a million little events that happen in our careers that are often forgotten rather than over-embellished. While we are eager to capture our personal lives in nano-seconds, our career steps are often overlooked. BLOGS change all this. For years, I have recommended that my coaching clients keep a work journal. As the beginning of a career portfolio, this work journal captures the great value found within the increme...
Success with a Career Coach
by Wendy Adams - Dec, 2010
Career coaching is in its infancy as an industry. When I began coaching in the 1990’s the term was brand new. Now there are so many coaches, it can cause confusion as to what any coach can do and what the client should expect from that coach. Coaches can fall into one or several of the four major areas of career services provision. Career Planning Coaches If you are just starting out in your career, you will want to ide...
How Clothes Make The Man and The Woman More Employable
by Kevin Donlin - Dec, 2010
Guerrilla job hunters know that every search for work is really a sales campaign. You have to identify prospects (employers) who can buy (hire you), then sell them (get a job offer). Once you understand that you must sell yourself, it makes sense to study successful sales people. And here’s one thing every sales pro knows, yet too many job hunters have yet to discover: You can’t get the sale if you don’t look the part. To...
Career Development through Volunteering: Volunteering for the Newly Hired Professional
by Dr. John Meeker - Dec, 2010
Executive Summary Professionals have often donated their time, know-how and experience to non-profits as a way to give back to the community. During the recent recession, many discovered that the relationships built through this process created a strong business network on which they were able to rely and seek out new business opportunities. As the economy regains its strength and professionals are embarking on new opportun...
Four Ways To Re-Personalize Your Job Search And Get Noticed
by Cathy Eng - Dec, 2010
We have all had the feeling when applying for jobs online that our resume or application is headed for a black hole never to be seen by human eyes. Unfortunately, there is some reality to this. Large corporations have systems in place to analyze and categorize you before you even have a chance to make a first impression or talk to a person. However, there are some methods to utilize technology and old fashioned resourcefulness...
How to Impress a Prospective Employer
by Maureen Cullen - Dec, 2010
Use these 10 Tips to Prepare for an Employment Interview Pre-planning is the most important thing you can do to prepare for an employment interview. If this is done thoroughly your chances of impressing your interviewer and getting a job offer may increase by as much as 75%. And if it is not done thoroughly you may decrease your chances of success by the same percentage. If you follow the tips below you will knock the socks o...
‘Polishing, Scrubbing and Tweaking’ your Resume (Oh My!)
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Dec, 2010
After reading a recent US News article, “6 Steps to Polish Up Your Resume,” my vision of a staid, buzzword-rich resume with your top 10 accomplishments waxed. Though the bones of the article were solid, and the emphasis on translating your work history into achievements respectable, I couldn’t help being consumed by a certain dull roar of the same-old, same-old resume advice. Unfortunately, the focus on the tactical aspect...
Making the Most of Working With a Recruiter
by Caitlin McNally - Dec, 2010
As you know, looking for a job can be challenging and frustrating. This is especially true if you feel you've already utilized all of your resources. If your job search has been ongoing, now is the time to review some of your tools to make sure you're utilizing them to their fullest potential. For instance, have you been making the most of working with your recruiter? Recruiters can work as an extension of your job search a...
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