Turbo Charge Your Networking Results & Get Hired Faster With These 5 Tips
by Michelle Dumas - Oct, 2013
Networking can be the difference between a successful job search and one that remains stagnant. Networking can give you a leg up on your competitors and get you hired faster, even when jobs are scarce and competition is at all-time highs. So how do you turbo charge your networking results to get hired? Here are 5 strategies you can incorporate into your networking plan: 1. Good times, bad times: Although the first reaction...
Best Way to Have Outstanding References
by J.T. O'Donnell - Oct, 2013
Last week, I thought I had a phone stalker on my cell. I didn't recognize the number and the caller ID had a weird name. Finally, I picked up the phone. It turned out to be the head of HR for a company in NYC doing a reference check on an intern I had 5+ years ago. I was totally caught off-guard. I hadn't heard from this person in over two years, was given no warning I'd be contacted, and didn't even know what position he was...
Your Brand Could Get You a Raise
by Valerie Sokolosky - Oct, 2013
“I had no idea that being your authentic self could make me as rich as I’ve become. If I had, I’d have done it a lot earlier.” -Oprah Winfrey Here are a few points I made when I was the guest Personal Brand Expert on KTXD-TV in Dallas, TX. 1. Have a story to tell. When was there a time that you used your brand strengths to reach a departmental goal or affect the bottom line of the company? Too often, we reach a goal and...
Your Career Fair Checklist
by Hallie Crawford - Oct, 2013
I was excited to be on the radio again with Matt Jones, of Q100, Rock 105 and the Cumulus stations in Atlanta, regarding career fairs. Here is your checklist to know that you are ready, an expanded version of one of our previous posts about career fairs. Prepare mentally first. Career fairs can be mobbed and overwhelming. Fighting the crowds can be intimidating as well as the prospect of making an impression in the first...
25 Things Students Need From Career Services
by Bob Roth - Oct, 2013
As students go through college, they should be doing many things that will help them identify, prepare for, pursue and land a good job when they graduate. At most colleges, that means that much of the needed information and training will come from the Career Services Office. Of course, each college is different. Some do a better job than others. The better colleges provide students with the following: 1. Adequate Care...
How to Get a Job in Social Media
by Adrienne Erin - Oct, 2013
The role of social media in business is becoming increasingly relevant, both in startups and mainstays. Even major U.S. companies formed in the 1800s, like Colgate and Brooks Brothers, use social media frequently. It’s no longer considered an emerging field or one that is unique to tech-savvy startups, but rather a necessary aspect of marketing and PR in most businesses. With the essential nature of social media in business at...
Taking Advantage of an Improving Economy
by Sherri Edwards - Oct, 2013
We’re finally seeing daylight with the beginning of an economic turnaround. As jobs continue to multiply, some basic elements of finding rewarding work are still necessary. It’s important to stay focused and build a strategy for optimizing conditions during these improving economic times. The upswing in the economy/job market doesn’t mean it’s time to forget about planning, strategizing, preparing, networking, positioning...
Here’s a Quick Way to handle a poor job search strategy: Breathe Deeply!
by Debra Ann Matthews - Sep, 2013
Take this quick survey to determine if you really need to breathe deeply about your job search strategy. Answer yes or no to the following questions: 1. Have you sent resumes to over 47 job leads and have not received one response at all? 2. Are you applying for any job with the hopes that you will take anything that you can get? 3. Do you have skills and talents but are afraid to use them because someone that you...
Top 4 Things Young Job Seekers Can Do To Get Their First Job
by Debra Ann Matthews - Sep, 2013
Whether you are a college student seeking your first part-time job or a high school graduate who feels that you are ready to enter the workforce head-on by landing your first full-time job, here are a few tips to help you as you maneuver through the process. First of all, know that it may take a long time to obtain a job. And even after landing your first job, you may only work part-time. Companies stagger their total labo...
5 Quickies To Help Give Your Job Search a Boost
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Sep, 2013
1. We vs. I: In our society, we (notice I said ‘we’) often use the word ‘we’ to describe our work. It is inclusive and allows you to share credit for your work with others on your team. The problem is, it doesn’t tell anyone what your role was on the team! Try balancing your use of ‘we’ and ‘I’ so people know what you did on a project versus what the goals and actions of the entire group were! 2. “I believe… I think… I fee...
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