Career Development through Volunteering: Volunteering for the Newly Hired Professional
by Dr. John Meeker - Dec, 2010
Executive Summary Professionals have often donated their time, know-how and experience to non-profits as a way to give back to the community. During the recent recession, many discovered that the relationships built through this process created a strong business network on which they were able to rely and seek out new business opportunities. As the economy regains its strength and professionals are embarking on new opportun...
How to Answer the “What Do You Do?” Question
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Dec, 2010
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just over 4 million Americans lost their jobs in 2009 alone. For those millions of people, a new reality has emerged that may include stress, financial difficulties, and uncertainty about the future. Many sociologists have written about the long-term psychological effects of prolonged unemployment. One problem often mentioned is the loss of identity experienced by people who are out...
Four Ways To Re-Personalize Your Job Search And Get Noticed
by Cathy Eng - Dec, 2010
We have all had the feeling when applying for jobs online that our resume or application is headed for a black hole never to be seen by human eyes. Unfortunately, there is some reality to this. Large corporations have systems in place to analyze and categorize you before you even have a chance to make a first impression or talk to a person. However, there are some methods to utilize technology and old fashioned resourcefulness...
10 Hot Twitter Tools: for your Career Toolbox!
by Sharon Cohen - Dec, 2010
Searching for new Twitter aps and tools? Want water-cooler conversation other than - how dirty is this work-fridge? Do you love Twitter & want to impress your friends? Look no further... I love Social Media, and especially love Twitter. For me Twitter is like the Wild West, the way LinkedIn used to be before they implemented so many rules. I've wittled down dozens of Twitter applications to my Top 10 list! I prefer...
10 HOT LinkedIn Groups for Career Transition!
by Sharon Cohen - Dec, 2010
Are you "really" using LinkedIn (or have you just posted your resume)? Do you want to connect with more professionals and network online? Do you want to join industry groups? Could your current job search use a boost? If so, then read on to hear about how LI groups are one of the most powerful features, of this social media tool. See a hot list of popular LI groups for job seekers. One of the most useful aspect of...
Inside Google Analytics & Blogger Stats: Do you have a plan for your Blog?
by Sharon Cohen - Dec, 2010
Why are you writing a blog? What are your blog statistics and goals? How will you know if you've met your goals? Here's something you've probably never seen. A blogger, willing to share their online stats with you! This blog post is the third blog in a series about blogging. See my post Accidental Blogger and Professional Blogger. I began writing this blog March of 2009. Though I got into blogging somewhat accidenta...
Understanding the Power of You
by Adrianne L. Hooker - Dec, 2010
With Wisconsin unemployment rates hovering at nine percent, putting your best foot forward in your current work environment is an absolute requirement. If you’re employed or in search of employment, no matter the arena, consider branding yourself a complete and invaluable total package. In short, become an asset. Lets take a moment to explore the importance of soft skills. Essentially, soft skills are your people skills...
Facebook and Your Career
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Dec, 2010
Excuse me. Come again? Are you kidding? What is the first thing you do when you want more information about ANY topic? About a celebrity? About a dream vacation? The weather? You Google it. That's right. I know you do. You Google it. What makes you think you are un-googleble? Simply put, Facebook can affect your online brand, your digital reputation, your corporate identity, and ultimately your employability. The most impo...
Cracking the Connection Code: Networking for the Introverted
by Mary Jeanne Vincent - Nov, 2010
Hi I'm Mary Jeanne Vincent, Career Expert and Strategist. I have a private career coaching. I help people just like you reframe their background, rediscover their expertise and reclaim their career to make smart and rewarding career choices. We’ve all heard it before: “Just get out there and network!” If it was that easy, we would already be doing it. So why is it so hard? Well, you’re an introvert, aren’t you? Enough said...
Job Search Essentials: New Resume, New Suit, New Attitude?
by Cathy Eng - Nov, 2010
When I was searching for my first corporate job, I was called a few days after an interview and told, "Thank you for coming in, however we’ve decided to offer the position to someone else." I politely thanked her and let her know I appreciated the interview and follow-up call. The next day, I received a call from the same person with a job offer. I remember her words so vividly: "I’ll bet you weren’t expecting to hear from me!...
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