Telephone etiquette for your job search
by Miriam Salpeter - Apr, 2011
Years ago, when I was working on Wall Street (and mobile phones were a lot less common), I called a candidate for a job. She answered her cell phone — from a loud, New York City street corner. You can imagine our conversation: Me: We’d like to see about scheduling an interview… Her: I’m sorry…I can’t really hear you so well. It’s really LOUD here. Let me try to get somewhere quieter. Me: Okay. (Waiting…thinking — why...
by Ruth Shapiro - Apr, 2011
What if you think losing your job is the worst thing that can happen to you? But what if a career counselor shows you that a layoff due to a corporate takeover can lead to a better job? Here is my example of what career counseling can do to make a job search successful. Feeling panic over losing his job and anxious about the pressure of finding a new one quickly, George contacted me on the Career Counselors Consortium we...
Supervisory Skills to Manage Teenagers
by Marcia Robinson - Apr, 2011
Many employers rely on teenage workers for part time help at work. Supervisors who manage teenagers in the workplace understand that to be successful, this group of workers requires special management support. This is especially true for first-time teenage employees. Managers with the right blend of supervisory skills to manage, train and support teenage workers, can realize the benefits of a motivated teenage workforce. Su...
The Citgo Sign
by Suzanne Bates - Apr, 2011
Years ago when I moved to Boston I lived in a lovely old apartment in the Back Bay overlooking the Charles River- a stunning part of the city - safe, walkable and within striking distance of chic boutiques (which at the time I couldn’t afford but window shopping was fun). Two drawbacks to living there - you pay nearly the equivalent of rent to lease a cramped alley parking spot often half a mile away, and there isn’t a gas s...
Choosing the Best Fonts for a Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Apr, 2011
Are you in the middle of creating your resume but are stumped by which fonts to use? Of course, there are hundreds of fonts out there from which to choose, but not all are appropriate for use in a resume. Let’s take a look at the ones that are considered to be the best—and which ones are good to avoid. Serif and Sans Serif Fonts Are Most Recommended There are two font families that recruiters and HR managers seem to li...
Jobseeker, Are You Crazy?
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Apr, 2011
I have said it many times before and I will say it, here, again…you have to be willing to stand apart from the job search mob by daring to break the norm and differentiate yourself. Try the new, the fresh—take a chance. Will someone think a resume without an Objective is just crazy? Maybe. Will your friends advise you against a personal branding statement on your resume because that is just not done? Perhaps. If you call a com...
4 Easy Ways to Spring Clean Your LinkedIn Presence
by Lindsey Pollak - Apr, 2011
For those of us who live in cold weather climates, turning the calendar page to April is a glorious moment. Although it’s still cold outside, you know that spring really is on the way. If you’re like me, that first whiff of warm air also gives you the decluttering bug. That’s right — it’s spring cleaning season. While most of us do some spring cleaning in our homes and offices, today I’m going to talk about spring cleani...
Eight Tactics to Reboot Your Resume
by Wendy Enelow - Apr, 2011
You are what your write. I recently did a search on resume tips on a popular search engine that starts with a “G” and to no surprise found more than 37 million pages dedicated to some form of tips for resumes. Everyone has an opinion and I am no different. As I coach though, I have seen literally hundreds of resumes and have come to consensus about their content. Resumes that paint a picture of a personality and tell a sto...
Is It Too Soon to Think about Work/Life Balance?
by Lindsey Pollak - Apr, 2011
One of my biggest surprises when I first started speaking about career issues on college campuses was the number of students who asked me questions about work/life balance. College women (and more than a few men) as early as their freshman year were asking me about how to build a career that would enable them to have flexibility for child rearing, service projects, travel or other pursuits. When I started my own career in th...
Tips for times of transition – Part 4: Practical tips for jobseekers
by Dawn Bugni - Apr, 2011
Spring has sprung. Enjoy a change of scenery ... even it's only the front yard. This post finalizes the series of tips for times of transition Bridget Haymond and I put together. Hopefully, you’ve been able to take a nugget or two and apply it your personal search for professional bliss. Understandably, a job search can be extremely stressful. When you get overwhelmed, it’s always a good idea to take approaches back to the b...
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