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  Human resources consultant lists 10 tips for writing a terrific resume
by Judith Lindenberger - Oct, 2010
If you are looking for a job, writing a resume is one of the first steps you need to take. The goal of a resume is to get you in the door with prospective employers. And, you have about 30 seconds to grab the reader's attention. As the former Manager of Staffing for a Fortune 500 company, certified career counselor, and board member of several nonprofit organizations, I have reviewed thousands of resumes. Based upon my exper...
 
  The Single Most Important Resume Item
by Lindsey Pollak - Oct, 2010
I recently moderated a panel discussion of prominent CEOs from three very different industries -- professional services, social media and nonprofit. While they each gave excellent advice to the students in the audience who were interested in their particular fields, the CEOs all came together on one key point: All employers in all industries are seeking one major resume item: leadership. Why is leadership so important?...
 
  Be Choosy About What You Want
by Mary Jeanne Vincent - Oct, 2010
Years ago, I worked in the hospitality industry hiring people for a wide variety of positions. Job seekers frequently approached me by saying, “I’ll take anything.” That was one of the biggest turnoffs. It wasn’t my responsibility to identify the right job for every person who walked through the door. It was their responsibility to figure that out before the interview conversation ever happened. There is the misconcep...
 
  Career Fair-Don't Hire Me
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - Oct, 2010
I am just coming from a career fair, here in Delaware and saw or heard many of the scenarios outlined below. A few I added from other career fair experiences, but not many! This is no commentary on Delawareans or those seeking to work in Delaware – I commonly see and hear many of these egregious examples at job fairs I attend across the region. If you don’t want to be hired by attending a career fair: Bring your child/chil...
 
  How Pen and Paper Can Work Magic in Your Job Search
by Kevin Donlin - Oct, 2010
What separates successful job seekers from those who struggle to get hired? Two things: clarity and motivation. You must be clear about the job you seek, the results you’ve produced before, and the employers you want to work for. And you need motivation to persist through long hours of research, networking, false hopes, and follow-up that may lie between you and your next job. Want to know an easy, effective way to...
 
  Two More Job Search Frustrations
by Kevin Donlin - Oct, 2010
This week, I’ll address two common job-search frustrations found in the hundreds of emails I’ve received this year from people across America Do either of these apply to you? Frustration #1: There just aren’t enough jobs out there to apply for. Solution: Let’s analyze this one … When I speak to job hunters, in seminars, by phone, or via email, I ask the same question: “How are you looking for jobs?” Almost invar...
 
  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...
 
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