The Death of the Verb, Rise of the Noun
by Joshua Waldman - Apr, 2010
You and I have both heard the typical line from career counselors, “Use power verbs in your resume.” Right? They’ve even given us lists of verbs to begin sentences like: - Managed team of 10 engineers in highly competitive RFP process. - Resolved difficult customer service issue for high stakes sale. - Safeguarded company position through advanced marketing strategy. The problem with all of these verbs is online, v...
First Impressions and Last Impressions - Why Manners and Kindness Matter
by Andy Robinson - Apr, 2010
In the heat of "personal focus" and taking care of our own agendas, it's easy to lose sight of the importance of displaying impeccable manners and demonstrating courtesy and kindness toward others. The impression you leave upon others is highly influenced by the manner in which you conduct yourself and the way you treat others. If you want to leave a LASTING ENTHUSIASTIC IMPRESSION upon others, take it upon yourself to ...
Promotions Are on The Rise - That's Good News For Everyone
by Robin Ryan - Apr, 2010
Hiring opportunities exist, but it's not the unemployed that employers are looking at first - it's their own employees. Professionals, managers, and executives are finding that the doors are open if they want to move up - internally, that is. Working with my career counseling clients - those who are employed and seeking promotions, as well as laid-off workers - I have noticed a significant increase in hiring activity during th...
Linkedin Job-Search Tips
by Kevin Donlin - Apr, 2010
LinkedIn has been called “Facebook for grownups” and “the world’s biggest networking group.” It’s both of those -- and more. Used correctly, LinkedIn can be one of the most valuable weapons in your job-search arsenal. To get the latest and best tips, I interviewed Rob Mendez, an expert on LinkedIn and other social media, who helps job hunters via his CareerNetworkMinistry.com web site. Here’s what we talked about.....
Spring Cleaning for Your Job Hunt
by Anne Jabusch - Apr, 2010
The grass is green, the birds are chirping and your new job is just around the corner. Now is the time to give your job hunt the same treatment that you give your home. Reorganize Your Priorities Just as you might reorganize your closet, do the same with your priorities. Evaluate how much time you are spending on your job hunt. Establish a daily routine to have a sense of normalcy. Remember that looking for a new career ...
Top Ten Things I Have Learned As An Entrepreneur
by Liz Handlin - Apr, 2010
I have been writing resumes for more than 20 years but I have only been doing it as a full time job for the past 4 years. The past 4 years as a business owner have been a huge learning experience for me. I think that working for big companies gives you a completely different view of the world, particularly if the companies are powerful and prestigious like most of my previous employers have been. Here are a few things (good...
Forget My Past...I Can Do This Job!
by Harry Urschel - Apr, 2010
“Past performance is the best predictor of future success.” That’s a phrase many hiring managers live by when evaluating candidates for a job opening. HR Managers often preach that mantra, and it certainly is the safest route to take when they want to be sure of making a good hire. Job seekers, on the other hand, often want the company to overlook their track record and see the unproven potential they have for a particu...
We Say More Than We Realize – Body Language Can Be Powerful
by Beverly Jones - Apr, 2010
In a dog training ring it can be easy to see that our success depends on how we move our bodies. With practice we discover that every movement, and even each shift in our attitude, may change the way our dogs respond to our commands. Although we are less conscious of it, the same thing can happen in a business meeting. When we are with other people we send a constant stream of nonverbal messages. Body language can signal fa...
How Much Are You Worth? Top Five Salary Survey Sites
by Sharon Cohen - Apr, 2010
How much are you worth? What 5 Factors can have a huge impact on your Salary? What are the x5 best Salary Survey Websites? As a Business Career Instructor at the Robinson College of Business, one of the MBA courses I teach is about salary negotiations.My MBA students always ask "how much am I worth?” My answer is “it depends.” People may conclude that salary advising is straightforward, for people with the same deg...
Search For a Company Not a Job!
by John E. Long - Apr, 2010
How do most people approach a job search? Well is often goes like this... As human beings we are subject to emotional reactions and our career can often trigger these reactions. At any given time, we may become frustrated, angry, disillusioned, bored, burned out, etc. with either our employer, our role in the organization, or both. In the “heat” of the moment, we jump on the Internet and resolve to find a new job! We dust o...
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