Establishing Your Brand In a Cover Letter
by Debra Wheatman - Oct, 2010
Establishing your brand in a cover letter can be a tricky thing. You want to be creative, yet professional. So if the prose is stifled, the reader can actually feel how the writer struggled with every word, every sentence, and every thought. Here are a few tips to help get the creative juices flowing and extend a brand that conveys confidence and your capabilities: 1. Don’t over do it. You don’t have to fill the document wi...
Get a New Job Faster by Redefining Your Goals
by Norine Dagliano - Oct, 2010
If you or someone you know has made a New Year's resolution to get a new job, I have one good piece of advice – stop looking for job openings. Yes, you read that correctly – structuring your activities around trying to locate suitable job openings increases your frustration level, as well as the likelihood that almost every day will end without reward. Following is an accurate definition of a “job opening” that I recently...
Getting Unstuck: How To Jump Start Your Job Search
by Dan King - Oct, 2010
Stuck. It’s how you feel when you've followed all the best advice, posted your resume on the major job sites, spread the word to friends and colleagues that you're looking, and you're still getting nowhere. You’re left wondering: "Will I ever get hired? Wouldn't any normal person have a job by now? What the #@$&% is wrong with me?" Relax. Take a step back. You will work again. After a long period in the marketplace, you ne...
Key Strategies for Job Fair Success
by Norine Dagliano - Oct, 2010
Recently I attended a local job fair and spoke to several of the employers to solicit their response to the following question: "If you were to offer one tip for job seekers attending a job fair, what would it be?" The two answers given most frequently: "Dress professionally" and "communicate what you want and what you have to offer." Since so many employers mentioned these two things, along with other valuable tips, it occ...
So, Tell Me About Your Weaknesses
by Dan King - Oct, 2010
In a calm, confident manner, Sam replied, "My biggest weakness is that I can become impatient with people who don't set standards as high as mine." Huh? I should have let it go, but it was late in the day and I was already on my sixth interview. Pretending to be puzzled, I looked Sam in the eye and asked, "Are you saying that your biggest weakness is your impatience? Or is it that you set unrealistic standards. He gla...
9 Ways to Reinvigorate Your Association Career
by Marshall Brown - Oct, 2010
Are you a CEO who suddenly finds it necessary to reinvent your career due to the economy, layoff or merger? Or do these uncertain times simply inspire you to make a change? If so, you may wonder if you can make a fresh start without having to start over. The good news is, you can. Here’s how: 1. Feel your feelings. Get angry or frustrated or confused or scared or excited. It’s natural and healthy. No need for the...
Eight actions to prepare for an interview
by Dwain Celistan - Oct, 2010
The interview is the culmination of many hours and sometimes weeks or months of effort. This process began with developing and sending out resumes, networking with large numbers of people, applying to positions on line, working with executive recruiters and eventually securing phone screens. Now that you’ve made it to the interview, this suggests that you are someone the organization is interested in considering for a positio...
Find a Job Faster With Social Media
by Kevin Donlin - Oct, 2010
If you’re looking for a job in this economy, consider adding social media to your tool kit. Specifically, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn -- used correctly -- can help you find work faster. To get the latest tips, I spoke with Dan Schawbel, author of “Me 2.0, Revised and Updated Edition: 4 Steps to Building Your Future,” published in October 2010. According to Schawbel, job hunting is now giving way to people hunting...
8 Thoughts That Are Really Bad for Your Career Development
by Thomas J. Denham - Oct, 2010
The #1 barrier to achieving career success is you. You are standing way of your own success with negative distortions. I am often my clients’ best cheerleader, while they act as their own worst enemy beating themselves up with criticism, self-doubt and worry. I listen patiently and hear them offer up their dominant thoughts from the dark side. Thoughts come and go so frequently that we rarely think about how they impact...
Leaving Effective Voicemails In Your Job Search!
by Harry Urschel - Oct, 2010
When networking, following up on an application, reconnecting after an interview, or for virtually any other aspect of a job search… talking to someone is always better than an email. A professional voice on the phone is much harder to ignore than one of dozens of emails. However, for most people, the majority of calls you make will initially result in leaving a voicemail than actually being able to catch someone on the...
|If you know of an article that should be listed here, please let us know.|
|[<< Prev] 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 [Next >>]|
Member of Local JobNetwork™
|Job Seeker Articles|
Jobs by Category
Jobs by Company
Jobs by City
Jobs by Title
Illinois Employment Resources
Create Your Resume
Social Media Recruiting
|Copyright © 1994-2014 Infosoft Group, Inc. All rights reserved. BRKWEB04||Send comments to email@example.com|