Resume Formatting and Content
by Liz Handlin - May, 2010
I have worked with a lot of clients over the years and most of them tend to land jobs pretty quickly after they have a completed resume. But times are tough and it tends to take longer for almost anyone to find a job and when people don't find jobs as quickly as they would like they tend to second guess nearly every aspect of their job search. Am I wearing the right kind of interview suit? Did I offend the interviewer? Why ...
Who Should You Listen to When it Comes to Resume Advice?
by Liz Handlin - May, 2010
Once you embark upon a job search your resume, perhaps previously gathering dust in a file drawer, will become the most important document you own. Job seekers have a tendency to show everyone they know a copy of their resume; many of them seem to weigh each opinion equally and continuously edit the resume based on the most recent "great advice" they have been given. It seems like everyone has an opinion about what you need...
Who Are You?
by Suzanne Bates - May, 2010
Well, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?) I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?) Tell me, who are you? (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?) ‘Cause I really wanna know (Who are you? Who, who, who, who?) The Who, 1978 When the English rock band The Who (Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, plus bassist john Entwistel and drummer Keith Moon) recorded one of their iconic 70’s anthems, their chorus posed ...
Find Those People
by Nan S. Russell - May, 2010
The Emperor's New Clothes was a favorite childhood story of mine. It made me laugh. I couldn't believe all those adults were standing around, watching the emperor make a fool of himself and not telling him the truth. When I grew up and went to work, I discovered it wasn't that easy. In twenty years in management, I found the majority of people operated like the Emperor's ministers: people more concerned with personally look...
Craft Your Resume To Get An Interview
by Ramon Greenwood - May, 2010
Your resume is the all-important first step in the your search for a job, but don't expect it to close the deal. Instead, craft it with a single objective in your mind: Get invited in for an interview where you can elaborate on and sell your qualifications in face-to-face communications with one or more decision makers. Remember recruiters use resumes as an essential part of the screening process to help weed through t...
Dress For Success. Do You Make a Good Impression?
by Patricia Erickson - May, 2010
Impression management is important to any job seeker – especially in the current economic market. You're taking a chance if you don't pay attention to the way you present yourself. You actually start making an impression from the moment you send in your resume. However, for the purpose of this article, we’ll focus on the impression that you make with the clothing you wear. How you look (and your potential employer’s perception...
Follow up, Follow up, Follow up!!!
by Harry Urschel - May, 2010
“It’s been a week since my interview and I haven’t heard anything...” “I had a great informational interview but that was the last I heard...” “I had a phone conversation with a good contact in the company...” “I have almost 100 people I’ve networked with in my job search so far...” “I met someone, at (an event) that said they knew someone, but haven’t heard back...” “...should I follow up?” I teach an 8 week...
Prepare Your References For Job Search Success
by Miriam Salpeter - May, 2010
This month’s question relates to preparing for success...What should job seekers do now to prepare for interviews? Let’s face it, sometimes a long-time job search winds up in an interview scheduled with little lead time. Be sure to follow the links listed below for answers that may include information regarding: • References (Whom to ask? Do references even matter, when everyone is busy Googling?) • Interview preparation/r...
How To Give a Great Presentation
by Alexandra Levit - May, 2010
Over the last several years, I’ve given a few hundred presentations. I like to think I get better each year, but that doesn’t happen automatically. As a result of consulting experts and reading a lot on the topic, I’ve compiled some best practices that I try to use in my remarks to conferences, corporations, and universities across the country. Interact with your audience in advance Learn as much as you can about the p...
Shift Your Career Into High Gear With This Tip
by Andy Robinson - May, 2010
Whether you work for a global corporation, a small business, or for yourself, it is absolutely essential that you THINK and ACT like an "owner" -- "own" your job, own your role as a leader or manager, own your roles and responsibilities -- put yourself in the shoes of a business owner, and think and behave as any owner would do. This is not new advice; many of us have heard this before, and many of us have probably given this...
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