What’s an Employer Really Looking For in Your Resume?
by Teena Rose - Nov, 2010
Most job-seekers write their resumes with one thing in mind—themselves! They toot their own horn so loud the interviewer is blown away by the sound. The “I did this” and “I achieved that” approach is important, of course. The hiring manager wants to know what you’ve accomplished in your previous line of work and how you can benefit his or her company in the new position. Reading Between the Lines BUT—he or she is also lo...
Putting the Sizzle in Your Next Interview
by Mary Jeanne Vincent - Nov, 2010
Did your last interview sizzle like bacon on the grill, or did it fizzle like a bottle of champagne left on the counter December 31? Who wins when you seize the opportunity to shine? You, your future co-workers and the hiring manager do. Use the following tips to put the snap, crackle and pop into your next interview. Build interest before the interview by crafting a well-written résumé and cover letter. Use your cov...
Three Terrific Job-Search Tactics
by Kevin Donlin - Nov, 2010
The following three job search tips have one thing in common. Can you guess what? First read, then guess … 1) Time Management “Time isn’t money. Time is everything.” - Dr. Bernie Siegel We each get 24 hours in a day. How you use this precious resource largely determines your success in finding a job ... and everything else you do. If you’re unhappy with how you manage your time, why not try a different app...
Students Must Stand Out To Make Out
by Bob Roth - Nov, 2010
When college students simply tell employers what they can do and what they have done, they are putting themselves in the middle of a very large pool of job applicants. However, the best candidates will stand out when they describe the exceptional “results” that they have previously achieved. That?s important because employers believe that past results are the best predictors of future results. Which statement of stu...
Holiday Time Means Seasonal Jobs
by Anne Jabusch - Nov, 2010
With the holidays right around the corner, many companies are starting to advertise for additional workers to help them get through the rush. If you are unemployed, work part-time or just need some extra cash, this is a great time to find seasonal work. Even if the seasonal position doesn’t align with your skill set or background, it is still a good opportunity to fill any employment gaps on your resume. You also never k...
Stupid Mistakes Job Hunters Make
by Thomas J. Denham - Nov, 2010
1. Being Negative – Number 1 is not having a positive, upbeat and enthusiastic attitude. Evict any thoughts that are excuses, self-defeating, limiting, or roadblocks. Forget about what’s not working. Focus on what IS working for you. Put out positive energy. Key to your success is staying mentally and physically fit with a good diet, exercise, sound sleep and a dose of fun. 2. Insufficient Reflecting – STOP and really...
Job Action Day-Opportunities Knock Harder When You Use Social Media
by Barbara Safani - Oct, 2010
In honor of Job Action Day, I am banding together with other career professionals to support job seekers and encourage them to take some time on November 1 to reflect on their careers and/or job search and make a commitment to do something different that will help them achieve more in the months to come. This year I landed over a dozen long and short-term projects that I never would have had a shot at if it weren’t for soci...
3 Job Search Lies That Keep You Unemployed
by Kevin Donlin - Oct, 2010
This may ruffle a few feathers, but your time is valuable, so I’ll be blunt: If you’ve been struggling to find a job for more than 6 months, you may be doing the wrong things to get hired. Worse, you may have been given bad information by well-meaning folks who have steered you wrong during your search. I am here to set things right. And to offer three Guerrilla Job Search “truths” to get you hired faster … Lie...
5 things to do if you need to look for a job
by Miriam Salpeter - Oct, 2010
Yesterday, I joined Steve Boese and Shawna Moerke on their online, call-in radio show, HR Happy Hour. The show focuses on current topics in Human Resources with leaders and experts in the field. I participated because this week’s show featured The Career Summit – a series of online webinars aimed at helping job seekers (and prospective job seekers) achieve their goals. During the show, Laurie Ruettimann, one of the master...
How to avoid mistakes on your resume
by Miriam Salpeter - Oct, 2010
Today’s post is one of many from members of the Career Collective community I co-coordinate with my colleague Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter. I encourage you to visit other members’ responses, which will be linked at the end of my post tomorrow. Please follow our hashtag on Twitter: #careercollective. This month’s question (in a nod to Halloween this weekend): How to avoid scary career/resume mistakes? How should job seekers en...
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