How to Network Smarter: Add Value First, Get Job Leads Second
by Kevin Donlin - Jun, 2010
Hey, college graduates -- pay attention. What follows is an interview I did with Megan Gebhart, a junior at Michigan State University. She is doing several smart things to position herself for rapid employment upon graduation in 2011. There are at least three job-search lessons in the conversation below. Can you find them? Kevin: Megan, you posted a discussion on LinkedIn about how you used your alumni connections to ...
Once a Caterpillar, Now a Butterfly – Continued Education Can Take You High!
by Mandy Marchitello - Jun, 2010
Oftentimes clients contact me for resume writing services and are guided in an entirely unforeseen direction. The conversation goes something like this: CLIENT – I went to college to get a bachelor’s degree, secured a nice job after graduation, but five years later feel as though I’ve gone as far as I can with my company. Please help! When I hear these words spoken, it becomes obvious that what my client really needs is no...
Resume vs. Online Profile: What’s the Difference?
by Harry Urschel - Jun, 2010
I was recently asked about the difference between a resume and an online career profile. Is there a difference? Should there be a difference? Are they considered in different ways? What should be included or avoided? Good question...short answer...YES! They are different. There are a number of things to consider when creating a professional profile online vs. creating a resume to email or present to a company, or when ap...
Heads Up! You Already ARE In Business For Yourself
by Andy Robinson - Jun, 2010
A Preamble to Today's Article: In the earlier part of my career, I was a CPA with the firm now known as PricewaterhouseCoopers ("PwC"). I quickly gravitated into PwC's highly profitable corporate finance consulting practice as a Director in the firm's Atlanta office, where I spent 10 years specializing in Financial Advisory Services to Fortune 500 companies. The last 15 years of my work life have been oriented around my ne...
Overwhelmed? To Much to Do? - Seven Tips for Getting Under Control!
by Bernadette Boas - Jun, 2010
The other day during a presentation on goal setting and time management to 20 plus women business owners, one woman sat quietly at the end of the table. She was taking notes so I knew she was engaged. More importantly her silence spoke volumes to me. I then asked a question that I hoped would provoke her to speak up: “How many hours a day do you work?” Though every one of the women reacted with an awkward giggle; the qu...
#1 Problem With All Resumes, Job Searches, and Interviews
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Jun, 2010
Imagine sitting in a lobby waiting for an interview. You look around and all those waiting are as professional and qualified as you... · Graduates from top schools. · Possess years of experience in your field. · Have achieved impressive triumphs in their careers. In other words, they are ALL highly QUALIFIED. Again, highly QUALIFIED!! What will you say during this interview that is special and more compelling in...
How to handle the cubicle invader
by Elizabeth Freedman - Jun, 2010
Run, hide, here comes a Cubicle Invader! They’re everywhere, in every type of workplace imaginable – they might be in your cubicle right now. Just look for the person, other than you, who is in your cubicle almost as often as you are, and you’ll know you’ve got an Invader on your hands. Why have you been the lucky one chosen by the Invader? Who knows – maybe your cubicle is a temporary escape, allowing the Invader to hide, ...
How to Collect Feedback on Your Performance
by Alexandra Levit - Jun, 2010
Everyone – even the most accomplished leaders – has strengths and areas for improvement. When I talked to organizational consultant Ed Poole about professionals who rise quickly, he warned me of the danger of being “unconsciously incompetent,” meaning you don’t know what you don’t know. You can avoid this by putting yourself in a position to objectively evaluate your performance. This is easier said than done. In fact, g...
Shift the Burden of Email Overload Back to the Sender with These Tips
by Andy Robinson - Jun, 2010
Before email, SENDERS shouldered the burden of mail. Writing, stamping, and mailing a letter was a lot of work. Email bludgeoned that system in no time. Now the RECEIVER shoulders the burden of filtering, reading and responding to the endless stream of emails we receive on a day-to-day basis. Taming email means training the senders to put the burden of quality back on themselves. What's the best way to train everyone aro...
Can LinkedIn Help You Land a New Job?
by Robin Ryan - Jun, 2010
Social networking is all the rage, but can LinkedIn really help you get hired? Yes - with an emphasis on the word "help." I work closely with my career counseling clients, advising them on how to use this social media more effectively in their job search. LinkedIn is widely used by internal staffing departments in most high tech companies and in many Fortune 1000 companies. You may hear more about Twitter or Facebook, but...
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