Temp Jobs Can Lead To Permanent Employment
by Ramon Greenwood - Dec, 2009
Given the dismal outlook for the job market in the foreseeable future--driven in large measure by the uncertainty of the regulations and taxes the government may impose on businesses--employers are reluctant to take on permanent employees. This means that there will be more opportunities for temporary hiring and internships. There are two ways to work in these situations. One, some will treat the job as a short term, ...
The Best LinkedIn Invitations
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Dec, 2009
Are you having trouble coming up with a great LinkedIn invitation to request a connection with someone? Keep reading to find out what a great LinkedIn invitation should have and evaluate your recent invitations to see if you match up. In previous articles we have discussed the good, the bad, and the ugly about receiving LinkedIn invitations. Everything from common etiquette to not being truthful in requesting a connection w...
The Five Best Ways to Land Your Resume in the Trash
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Dec, 2009
After reading a few resume articles online and feeling completely frustrated by their bad advice I decided to clarify a few important points. Given the multitude of misinformation out there regarding resume tips, strategies, and techniques I want to help set the record straight. Here are the five best ways to get your resume thrown in the trash by a potential hiring manager. 1. Forget to include a cover letter. Not attachin...
What Your Grandparents Can Teach You About Interviewing
by Barbara Safani - Dec, 2009
I recently attended a workshop on story telling facilitated by a company called Narativ. During the workshop, I learned how to tell a better story and be a better listener. One of the most memorable exercises of the day was when each person in the group was asked to tell a story about one of their grandparents, told through the voice of that grandparent. It was somewhat challenging at first...having to piece together memori...
Storytellng for Sales Professionals
by Suzanne Bates - Dec, 2009
If you want to be successful in sales you know what you need to do. • Find out what the customer wants. • Create a high value proposition for the customer. • Give the customer what they want. Step one is what trips up most sales people. Why? They never find out what they customer REALLY wants. We are so focused on selling what we need to sell and making our numbers that we fail to do the things that will he...
Curtain-Raising Cover Letters: Full Disclosure
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Dec, 2009
Cover Letters Get Tossed. Haven’t You Heard? Quite a conundrum--creating an alluring and candidacy strengthening cover letter without reciting your resume. So why do some dislike the cover letter? I’ll tell you what I’ve heard and why sometimes I too don’t like them... Many underestimate the cover letter and write it as just a formality; others write cover letters with futile marketing attempts because they just recou...
Researching Your Marketplace
by Bob Maher - Dec, 2009
One of the most important skills a job-seeker can learn during a job-search is research skills. The quality of your research skills will dramatically impact both short term job search and longer range career continuity. Information is a critical commodity in job-hunting; the more you know and the easier it is for you to find information, the better your chances of success. So, make the commitment to improve your research skil...
Three Reasons Why LinkedIn is NOT the Only Way to Get a Job
by Joshua Waldman - Dec, 2009
There have been more and more stories of people finding work through LinkedIn. In fact, most recruiters I talk to say they are actively seeking candidates through keyword searches on LinkedIn. So why would a job seeker look anywhere else for their online networking? I think there are 3 reasons why it is a bad idea to corner yourself, as a job seeker, to just LinkedIn. But first let me preface this by saying I LOVE Linked...
When Should You Contact a Professional Resume Writer?
by Beth Colley - Dec, 2009
I’m sure that many job seekers are wondering, Should I contact a Professional Resume Writer? Of course, I’m slightly biased on this subject. However, I’ll do my best to give you some unbiased strategies of when and how to contact a resume writer and help you determine whether or not you should contact one. 1. Do I need a Professional Resume Writer? There are several advantages of working with a professional resume writer...
The Financial Impact of Eliminating Your Mashup Hiring Strategy
by Lou Adler - Dec, 2009
In a previous article, I suggested that most companies don’t have a formal hiring strategy in place that drives planning and decision-making. As a result, some default strategy predominates how hiring is done; generally, some mashup of competing ideas. Typically this is hiring manager-driven with individual managers determining who gets hired. Few managers are great at this, and many can’t attract top talent. Lack of oversi...
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