How Twitter Impacts Resumes
by Julie Walraven - Mar, 2010
Career Thought Leader Conference TakeAways After spending my week at the Career Thought Leaders Conference in Baltimore, I have so many take-aways and experiences that I could write posts for months. Several of my Twitter friends are anxious to find out what I learned. I am a very experienced resume writer with way more than 15 years of resume writing experience who has read, learned, and mastered the craft of resume wri...
Are You In Control of Your Job Search?
by Harry Urschel - Mar, 2010
Do you know where your resume has been presented? Do you know who presented your resume? Are you driving, or being taken for a ride? Often, people think that the more their resume gets shown to a company, the better their chances of being considered. That can be true if done right, but often can backfire if handled poorly. Unfortunately, many people handle it poorly. What should you, and what should you not do? Here ar...
Unemployment Got You Down? Build Up Your Skills!
by Dawn Lennon - Mar, 2010
Being unemployed is your big break. Why? Because you can finally focus all your time on yourself — your future. Most people squander that time. Please don’t let that be you. Stress makes people stupid. Think about it. In the face of the unexpected, fear, or hard criticism, we become confused, befuddled, even frantic. When we reach our stress threshold, our decision-making ability implodes. Not having a job, for whatev...
Five Reasons Why Your Social Network Isn’t Working
by Tai Goodwin - Mar, 2010
“Are you on Facebook? What’s your Twitter handle? Send me the link to your LinkedIn profile.” Thousands of social networking accounts are created every month. And a large percentage of those new networkers become easily frustrated because it doesn’t seem to be working for them. It’s what I like to call the “Field of Dreams” approach: if you build a profile, thousands of people will find you, become your friend, buying your ...
Should You Work With a Recruiter?
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Mar, 2010
Considering contacting a recruiter for your job search? You’ll need to first understand how this relationship works, then locate and nurture the best sources of recruiters for your field. First of all, your best option is to contact more than one recruiter during a job search. For jobseekers who don’t grasp the overall strategy of recruiting, this may seem confusing. Can’t the recruiter you called just find you a job? We...
Three Things Your Hosting Company Must Offer Before You Should Pay Them
by Joshua Waldman - Mar, 2010
Career Enlightenment readers may have noticed a disruption in service recently. All of my websites were down, this one, the video eLearning and the webinar registration. And I’ve spent the last 2 days getting up and running again, and learned a TON. If you are thinking about setting up a blog or website, I would like to share with you 3 things your next hosting company MUST have. By the way, I’m not one to bad mouth o...
Five Keys to Creating a Resume They’ll Remember
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Mar, 2010
Stop agonizing over how to write the best resume and take a moment to read over the following five key steps to creating a resume that hiring managers will remember. This isn’t a definitive list but will give you a great place to start on your way to resume superstardom (and that new career you’ve been dreaming about)! Give Them Something Pretty To Look At Crucial information that hiring managers need to make an informed...
Moving from Online to Real Life
by Julie Walraven - Mar, 2010
Sunday was the beginning of my journey in Baltimore for Career Thought Leaders Conference. Lest anyone doubt that online friendships can’t convert to real life encounters, Sunday’s reception and the warm hugs was proof to me that you can get to know people online and grow business and personal connections. I am so excited to be here and spent so much time learning new career coaching, resume writing, and entrepreneurial ski...
The ABCs of Success at Work
by Shweta Khare - Mar, 2010
Here are the ABCs of success at work – this is how I make the best of work at my workplace! A Attitude – When I wear my confident-happy-attitude at work; that is who I am that day. When I wear my ‘can-do-anything’ and ‘I-am-Successful-at-what-I-do’ attitude; that is who I am that day. I am always aware of the fact that my attitude defines who I am. My attitude at work and towards work has helped me make my workdays a ple...
Sourcing the 85 Percent Who Are Not Actively Looking
by Lou Adler - Mar, 2010
If you follow these five steps you will find more top performers within hours: 1. Put the employee value proposition (EVP) in the ad title as a tagline. Here are two examples of before and after ads and the impact of this change. A hospital group in Northern California ran an ad for nurses with this title on a nurse job board: “Flight Nurses – Sacramento, CA.” It had few responses between Thanksgiving, 2009, and Feb. 5, ...
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