4 Things for military professionals to do to prepare for your job search
by Debra Ann Matthews - Feb, 2013
#1 Sit down with a deck of index cards and fill out Who, What, Where, When, Why for all of the different jobs you held in the military. Many times your MOS may have stayed the same but you were assigned different jobs. So for now we want to encourage you to write it down. Did you educate, train, counsel, save time, distribute resources to maximize inventory ? #2 Translate ‘military terms’ to civilian ‘American English’. Dro...
Job Search via Social Media While You Sleep! 10 Tips
by Jean Cummings - Feb, 2013
Usually we think of "passive" being a negative descriptor, right? Well, in terms of job search and career management in general, being passive in social media is good! Being active is good too! It's a case, not of either/or, but of both/and. Today we're going to talk about the passive job search via social media. Once you implement the tips below, you can be attracting recruiter interest 24/7. With the acceleration of socia...
LinkedIn Doesn’t Mean You’re Job Searching
by Georgia Adamson - Feb, 2013
Because I have frequently advocated using LinkedIn as part of your job search planning, you might be surprised at the heading of this post. After all, a robust online presence is essential to being found by potential employers, and LinkedIn is recognized as a key element of building and maintaining that robust presence. Right? Certainly, but that is not the whole story. LinkedIn does–or should–help you build and communicate yo...
Jobs That Make People Feel and Look Good
by Kerry Hannon - Feb, 2013
Love helping people look and feel better? These fields are poised to grow over the next 10 years. If you take to heart the age-old advice that it feels good when you make someone else feel better, you might just want to consider one of these five jobs. They offer flexible hours and can be on a full- or part-time basis. More important, the majority of these fields are expected to see from 16 to 25 percent growth through 2020...
6 Tips for Making a Successful Career Change
by Miriam Salpeter - Feb, 2013
Job searching is challenging for everyone, but experienced job seekers, especially those who realize they want to change their career tracks, may face special challenges. Marc Miller, career design specialist with Career Pivot (careerpivot.com) and author of Repurpose Your Career—A Practical Guide for Baby Boomers, suggests these five key steps to follow when making a career change: 1. Decide what you want. "Know thyself" m...
Career Change: A Little Straight Talk
by Louise Fletcher - Feb, 2013
If you’re contemplating a career change, you’re not alone. Millions of people are tired of their work and dream of doing something different. I can empathize as I made a big change myself 10 years ago. I worked in corporate HR and I hated it, so I know how horrible it is to feel that you’re in the wrong job. But here’s what I want to say: I’ve now been writing resumes for 10 years and during that time, I’ve spoken with...
Job Fair Preparation Tips
by Caitlin McNally - Feb, 2013
Job fairs are a great way to get in front of recruiters. Instead of just sending them your resume, you can talk face-to-face, ask questions and truly make an impression on them. At the same time, job fairs can be very competitive especially if there are many attendees. To make your time at a job fair worthwhile and to stand out in the crowd, here are some tips on how to prepare for job fairs and advice to keep in mind whi...
5 Steps to a Successful Career Transition
by Kim Meninger - Feb, 2013
Have you been considering a career change, but are unsure how to approach it? Perhaps you’ve been unhappy for a while, but don’t know what else you would like to do. Or, maybe you’ve noticed warning signs in your current career that suggest it may be time to look for something else. If you are thinking about making a career change, here are 5 steps to a successful career transition. 1. Know Who You Are Before yo...
Using Social Media for Your #jobsearch
by Samantha Wanie - Feb, 2013
Social media websites like LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook can be effective job search tools if used appropriately. Creating a strong web presence is important in order to become more visible to employers and recruiters. The following are some great tips to get started expanding your social media presence. 1. Create a professional LinkedIn profile that can be used as your online resume. The more active you are with expandin...
Update Your Job Search Strategy
by Georgia Adamson - Feb, 2013
Sometimes we find that we have achieved a comfortable groove with our job search and career management. If that describes you, you might want to consider that a synonym for “groove” is “rut”! Achieving a comfortable groove sounds better than being stuck in a rut, but the concept is still the same. You are basically going nowhere, fast. This quote that I found while reading items on SmartBrief on Your Career suggests a conc...
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