5 Quick Ways to Spruce up Your Resume for the New Year
by Louise Fletcher - Jan, 2014
We professional resume writers see it every year. Christmas ends, and suddenly it seems that everyone has decided to find a new job. Most of us get so busy that we don’t come up for air until March. If you’re considering a job search in the new year, now is the time to get your resume in shape. That way you’ll be able to get a head start on all those people who wait until after the holidays. So here are 5 quick and eas...
5 Simple Ways to Find 9 Hours of Job Search Time Per Week
by Lisa Rangel - Jan, 2014
Want more time to job search? Would you like to find 9 hours of job search time per week? Do you find yourself asking these questions? “How am I supposed to look for a job, when I am employed?” “Finding a job is a full-time job…and I already have a job. How am I supposed to do this?” Sound familiar? It is a perplexing dilemma in today’s world of over scheduling, multitasking and uber-achievement. But there is help. Th...
5 Ways to Uncover Your Roots
by Alexandra Levit - Jan, 2014
My friend Pam Slim, who has been blogging about meaningful careers since 2005, has a fantastic new book out called Body of Work. The book helps every reader find the thread that ties their unique story together and has been praised by everyone from Seth Godin to Nancy Duarte. I recommend reading the whole book, of course, but I especially enjoyed the section on identifying one's roots. Your roots are the purpose, belief...
Anticipate and Prepare for Opportunity to Strike
by Sherri Edwards - Jan, 2014
The news is filled with pleas to the public to be better “prepared” following a terrible event. Disaster. Emergency. Storm. Flood. Earthquake. Recession. Unfortunately, these events occur pretty frequently, so it is reasonable to believe that being prepared means setting ourselves up for the worst to happen. That might seem obvious, but on the flip side, how prepared are you for the best to happen? If the opportunity you have...
Ask Deb: Handling a Question About a Failed Business
by Debra Wheatman - Jan, 2014
Dear Deb, What is the best way to answer an interview question about why your company failed? I started a graphic design firm and after sinking $30,000 into it; and after 18 months of long hours and no weekends off, I have given up. We just could not compete with more established firms. I am working at a high school teaching graphic design and also work as a restaurant server to pay the bills. Feeling like such a fail...
Career Change: How To Find Your Passion
by Patricia Erickson - Jan, 2014
If you opt to follow your passion when making a career change, you will get a glimpse of a different side of life. Following your passion will lead you on a more personal journey that can actually change your ideas, perceptions, and emotions. No one is suggesting by any means that finding your passion promises a life of ease, wealth or wonder – rather it is a life that is open to new opportunities and endless possibilities th...
Career Success At Any Price?
by Georgia Adamson - Jan, 2014
Probably most of us want to achieve success in our chosen career. That’s a normal part of human nature, and there’s nothing wrong with it. However, if career success at any price is your motivator, you might be barreling along in the wrong direction. After all, you don’t get to go back and do your life over if you mess it up the first time and finish without making a major change in direction. You and Ebeneezer Scrooge...
Career Tips Tuesday: Why Snooping is Your Best Job Search Strategy
by Abby Locke - Jan, 2014
There is a lot of truth to the notion about what happens when preparation meets opportunity, the possibilities are endless… especially when it comes to your executive job search. However, if your career background is highly specialized, your experience is in a niche industry or your job search is limited to a small geographic location, your strategy needs to be extremely tailored, precise and customized to yield the greate...
How Job Hunters Should Use Facebook To Find Work
by Joshua Waldman - Jan, 2014
Thanks to Facebook’s dominance as the leading social network, combined with ways recruiters are using it to locate talent, if you’re serious about finding work, you must have a presence on this site. There are three reasons Facebook is so essential when you’re looking for a job in today’s social media–focused world: 1. Most jobs come from referrals. If most jobs come from referrals, and most referrals come from fr...
How to Use Google AdWords to Target Specific Hiring Managers
by Joshua Waldman - Jan, 2014
Use Google AdWords, the search engine’s pay-per-click advertising tool, to attract the attention of specific hiring managers and decision makers. Adwords enables you to take up an ad on the search results page of any keywords you choose. You can use a similar technique on the ad networks of Bing, Yahoo!, Facebook, and even Twitter. Go to Google Adwords and sign in with your Google ID.If you don’t already have a Google ID, cr...
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