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  • Job Search Strategy Jump-Start Plan for the New Graduate
    by Paul Freiberger - August 30, 2017
    Recent College Graduates: Develop a Job Search Strategy How can you launch your job search after getting your degree? It’s hard when you continue to hear reports of how tough a new grad job search can be. Despite stagnant wage growth in the United States, there’s actually some good news for the class of 2017. Entry-level jobs are paying more on average for new grads than they ever have, 3 percent more than t...
  • Want To Change Careers? Take This Critical Step First
    by Kathy Caprino - August 29, 2017
    Every day, I hear from professionals who desperately want to change their careers. They typically have at least one or a combination of these key reasons for desiring change: - They have stopped finding any value, meaning or enjoyment in their work - Their work, colleagues, or environment have become toxic, exhausting and negatively impactful - They no longer feel well-suited to the work they do day in and day out...
  • Tips For Successful Self-Promotion
    by Carole Kanchier - August 28, 2017
    Do you feel comfortable marketing yourself? Or, do you fear rejection, appearing boastful? Believe it’s impolite to talk about yourself? If so, you’re not alone. To get your ideal job, you must promote yourself. If you don’t tell others what you can offer, how will they know what you can do? Where to start? 1. View yourself as an entrepreneur. Think of yourself as a product to be sold, rather tha...
  • When Considering Employee Experience, Don't Forget About Culture
    by Alexandra Levit - August 28, 2017
    Last week, SilkRoad presented a webinar, Employee as Consumer: Building a Differentiated Experience Through the Lifecycle, with HR Daily Advisor. We talked about the consumerization of HR, the creation of a meaningful employee experience throughout the lifecycle, and how design thinking, talent activation, and employer branding play into it. At the end of the session, Jennifer asked: How do you create an experience that&rs...
  • How To Be More Hirable - What Every Executive Should Know
    by Louise Garver - August 25, 2017
    The executive job market continues to evolve. Think about it. The intro of social media and LinkedIn are top on the list. But, changes to the executive job market don’t stop there. Explosion of Executive Networks There are many executive networks out there, too. For example, SeniorExecutiveNetwork.com (SEN) and ExecutivesNetwork.com. A growing number of industry networks are online too. Consider Technol...
  • Dear Deb: Great Interview, No Offer
    by Debra Wheatman - August 24, 2017
    Dear Deb: I’m extremely frustrated. Over the last three weeks, I had a series of very successful interviews with a company that is a major player in my industry. They even flew me out to the west coast to meet the development team I would be working with. Before traveling out to the west coast, the hiring manager coached me on each of the people I’d be meeting with, gave me some intel into the key issues the tea...
  • Focus on Your Accomplishments in Your Resume
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - August 24, 2017
    This post was contributed by Andy Duchow, a freelance copywriter/resume writer. Find him at http://resumesbyandy.weebly.com/ If you’re anything like me (and many of your fellow job seekers) you’re good at selling yourself short. You may not even realize it. Years of freelance hustle and direct sales copywriting have for the most part cured me of my tendency to downplay my accomplishments. And while I can’...
  • What Recruiters and Hiring Managers Are Talking About Now
    by Robin Schlinger - August 23, 2017
    One of my advantages as a professional resume writer and mentor for other writers is that I keep up with the latest in recruiting information and approaches. I share that information with my clients, so that they know what they need to do to make their resume stand out. What are recruiters and hiring managers talking about now? First, they are taking note of the surge in state laws prohibiting companies from asking about...
  • When to Ask for a Reference
    by Mary Jeanne Vincent - August 22, 2017
    A few years back I asked a gardener friend about the best time to plant fruit trees. His response, “Ten years ago.” And then he asked if I would like to know the second-best time. I took the bait and said, “of course.” To which he answered, “today.” Which brings me to the topic of this week’s column — references, testimonials and letters of recommendation. When is the best ti...
  • The Mistakes That Are Killing Your First Impression
    by Lindsey Pollak - August 18, 2017
    Read the original post on Lindsey's blog. “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.” It’s one of the most clichéd pieces of advice. That’s because it’s true — especially if you are job hunting. Research shows that recruiters typically only give your resume a six-second glance, and some people say the first seven seconds of meeting someone are the mos...