The Absolute BEST Time To Look For A Job
by Stacey Lane - Aug, 2014
When is the very best time to look for a job? a) When you have a job (so don’t quit before you find a new one). b) When you have time to devote to finding a job. c) When you’re “ready” and focused to look. d) Once your resume gets updated. e) Only after two years in the same job. f) None of the above. The correct answer is (f) none of the above. The ideal time to look for your next job is the day you star...
Five Tips for Remote Workers During The Summer
by Tiffany Young - Aug, 2014
The benefits of working from home have really paid off in my work performance and personal life. The hour per day I save in commuting alone translates to me saving gas, spending more time with family, and pursuing personal interests. The flexibility has also allowed me to better plan summer vacations and set time aside for professional development. When done right, remote working is a win-win for the employee and employer. If...
Lying or Fudging on Resumes–Rotten Idea
by Georgia Adamson - Aug, 2014
The subject of lying or exaggerating on resumes just keeps coming up! It amazes me how many people–at least some of whom seem otherwise intelligent–make the lousy decision to falsify information in their resumes (falsify is a euphemism for lying, but sounding weaker doesn’t make it better). With all the publicity there is from time to time about perpetrators getting caught, I would think people would hesitate to take the r...
What to Include on a Resume for Retail
by Debra Wheatman - Aug, 2014
Dear Deb: Is it necessary to bring a resume for a job at a retail shop in the mall? What would it say? I have only worked at an Italian ice cart at a local amusement park and also some intermittent work as a catering server. It might make me look silly to show that and a high school diploma plus two years of college. What’s your advice? Thank you, Lauren Dear Lauren: Yes, I would recommend a resume. In yo...
Use Marketing Techniques in Your Job Search
by Lisa Rangel - Aug, 2014
When marketing a product or corporate brand, you need to identify your different audiences, segment them and craft messages for them. These things also apply to job hunting—which is really nothing more than a sales process, except you’re selling your own qualifications and skills instead of a company’s product or service. Here’s how to use marketing techniques in your job search. Very rarely do even the best products sell t...
Six Simple Summer Networking Tactics That Will Help You Get Hired Quickly
by Michelle Dumas - Aug, 2014
“Summertime, and the living is easy…”. Sure, if you’re settled in a job and perhaps even getting ready to go on vacation. If so, a person could be forgiven for believing that the living is indeed easy. If, on the other hand, you are looking for work or to change jobs, it’s likely that “Hot town, summer in the city, back of my neck getting dirty and gritty” more accurately describes your feelings about summer. Summer may act...
Climbing the Proverbial Career Ladder: Network Your Way to the Top
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Aug, 2014
Want to advance to the next level? Networking can help you do just that! How networking can help you…. 1. Be seen as an integral part of the company. 2. Become well known within your industry. 3. Be seen as a subject matter expert. 4. Expand your network. 5. Keep your network alive. If you’re serious about your career and want to move up to the next level, networking can hel...
10 Ways to Reach Out to Hiring Managers
by Rachel Adler - Aug, 2014
The best way to advance your job search is to talk to people. The number of conversations you have in a week is the ultimate metric you should track to get results from your job search. Well, how do I find people to talk to in this social media/email/hide-behind-the-computer era? Great question. A combination of new school tactics (technology, social media) and old school activities (phone, in-person, snail mail) are the best...
The Ugly Truth about Following Up after an Interview
by Stacey Lane - Aug, 2014
Following up after an interview is tough. How much follow up is too much? Does the prospective employer even care if you send a thank you note? Is there even a point to following up? Time for a candid reality check… No one has ever received a job because he or she followed up. No one. Think about it — no hiring manager has ever said “John, I’m so glad you followed up with me. I was going to offer the job to another...
Can I Give You Some Feedback? YES PLEASE!!
by Corinna Klawon - Aug, 2014
It’s that time of the year again, where midyear conversations are being held and feedback forms are being gathered. If you are anything like me, then you also have those initial jitters of “oh dear...what will he/she say?” and, “How can I not make this mistake again?” For me, receiving personal feedback or criticism was something I had to learn how to process. We can tell ourselves that receiving feedback is just another perso...
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