How Recruiters Use Social Media In Making Recruiting & Hiring Decisions
by Michelle Dumas - Mar, 2014
“It’s a small world”. A simple phrase the reflects the reality of life in the age of the Internet and social media. In fact, the proliferation of social networking sites (SNS) has essentially rendered geography meaningless when it comes to information gathering and distribution, communication, even seeking employment. For many people, distance in no longer a function of location as much as it is a state of mind. Of...
How the Latitude Assessment Changed My Life – in Reverse
by Alexandra Levit - Mar, 2014
College career counselors often ask me to recommend assessments, which is kind of funny I never took any kind of test to inform the decision about a major or a career. I’d taken AP psychology in high school and did well in it, and so I picked that. I didn’t take a test when I graduated from Northwestern University either. I just knew that pursuing psychology would take at least four more years of school, and I wasn’t having...
10 Ways to Leverage LinkedIn Company Pages
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Mar, 2014
Company pages on LinkedIn are a great resource of business intelligence for savvy users in search of new career opportunities. Whether you’re in active or passive search or seeking to optimize your career growth long-term, check out these 10 ways to take full advantage of the 3M company pages available on LinkedIn. About Us This quick overview section may contain valuable cultural information about the company such...
Millennials Aren’t Aimless Kids Anymore
by Alexandra Levit - Mar, 2014
Picturing millennials, we may think of late bloomers carrying huge debt and living in their parents’ basements. For many millennials, however, those days are far in the past. According to the results from a survey I conducted last year with Deloitte, 50 percent of currently employed millennials already meet our definition of a leader. Forty-four percent of them have only three to five years of experience, yet 41 percent hav...
Positive Job Forecast for Executives in 2014
by Louise Garver - Mar, 2014
Have you ever wished you had a crystal ball to help you see into the future? There are two reports regarding the global executive outlook for 2014 (Executive Search Industry Global Outlook Report and BlueSteps Global Executive Outlook) that are the next best thing. These reports cover the executive search industry outlook, business performance, senior talent shortage, and more. Some of the findings include: Retained s...
Five Ways to Find Nine Hours of Job Search Time Per Week
by Lisa Rangel - Mar, 2014
Want more time to job search? Would you like to find nine 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 hel...
Going Public: Strategies for Career Re-Entery
by Kristen Carter - Mar, 2014
I recently attended a conference where I had the pleasure of listening to one of the keynote speakers, Carol Fishman Cohen, co-founder of iRelaunch. As the name of her organization suggests, Ms. Cohen addressed the topic of how to best “re-launch” oneself after a career break. As a career coach, I have worked with clients who have articulated this very challenge—how to get back in the game with a significant employment gap on...
How to Use LinkedIn as Your Personal Website
by Jill Kurtz - Mar, 2014
I was recently talking with a friend who is looking for a new job. He recited a litany of things he wanted to do to support his job search. I was happy to be able to take one item off the list – a personal website. The great news is that LinkedIn has added so many features that it makes the personal website obsolete. LinkedIn is the best place to establish your professional profile and network to build a career and fi...
Performance Reviews: A Love-Hate Relationship?
by Georgia Adamson - Mar, 2014
Very few people, if any, would say they love performance reviews–either receiving or giving them. After all, they’re a pain to prepare for, regardless of whether you’re on the giving or the receiving end, right? For this post, I’m going to focus on receiving a performance review, including tips for making the experience as positive as possible and enhancing your prospects for long-term career success. 5 Reasons People...
Taking a Second Job: Why It Might Be Worth It and Why It Might Not Be
by Adrienne Erin - Mar, 2014
It doesn’t take a genius to know that, economically speaking, times are tough. Cuts in pay and horror stories about companies laying off employees left and right have made many Americans uneasy – prompting them to seek a second job. But should you really take on a second job? Do the benefits outweigh the risks? Read on to figure out what’s right for you. More Money, More Problems So an obvious perk of having a sec...
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