Linkedin Job-Search Tips
by Kevin Donlin - Apr, 2010
LinkedIn has been called “Facebook for grownups” and “the world’s biggest networking group.” It’s both of those -- and more. Used correctly, LinkedIn can be one of the most valuable weapons in your job-search arsenal. To get the latest and best tips, I interviewed Rob Mendez, an expert on LinkedIn and other social media, who helps job hunters via his CareerNetworkMinistry.com web site. Here’s what we talked about.....
Spring Cleaning for Your Job Hunt
by Anne Jabusch - Apr, 2010
The grass is green, the birds are chirping and your new job is just around the corner. Now is the time to give your job hunt the same treatment that you give your home. Reorganize Your Priorities Just as you might reorganize your closet, do the same with your priorities. Evaluate how much time you are spending on your job hunt. Establish a daily routine to have a sense of normalcy. Remember that looking for a new career...
Top Ten Things I Have Learned As An Entrepreneur
by Liz Handlin - Apr, 2010
I have been writing resumes for more than 20 years but I have only been doing it as a full time job for the past 4 years. The past 4 years as a business owner have been a huge learning experience for me. I think that working for big companies gives you a completely different view of the world, particularly if the companies are powerful and prestigious like most of my previous employers have been. Here are a few things (good...
Forget My Past...I Can Do This Job!
by Harry Urschel - Apr, 2010
“Past performance is the best predictor of future success.” That’s a phrase many hiring managers live by when evaluating candidates for a job opening. HR Managers often preach that mantra, and it certainly is the safest route to take when they want to be sure of making a good hire. Job seekers, on the other hand, often want the company to overlook their track record and see the unproven potential they have for a particu...
We Say More Than We Realize – Body Language Can Be Powerful
by Beverly Jones - Apr, 2010
In a dog training ring it can be easy to see that our success depends on how we move our bodies. With practice we discover that every movement, and even each shift in our attitude, may change the way our dogs respond to our commands. Although we are less conscious of it, the same thing can happen in a business meeting. When we are with other people we send a constant stream of nonverbal messages. Body language can signal fa...
How Much Are You Worth? Top Five Salary Survey Sites
by Sharon Cohen - Apr, 2010
How much are you worth? What 5 Factors can have a huge impact on your Salary? What are the x5 best Salary Survey Websites? As a Business Career Instructor at the Robinson College of Business, one of the MBA courses I teach is about salary negotiations.My MBA students always ask "how much am I worth?” My answer is “it depends.” People may conclude that salary advising is straightforward, for people with the same deg...
Search For a Company Not a Job!
by John E. Long - Apr, 2010
How do most people approach a job search? Well is often goes like this... As human beings we are subject to emotional reactions and our career can often trigger these reactions. At any given time, we may become frustrated, angry, disillusioned, bored, burned out, etc. with either our employer, our role in the organization, or both. In the “heat” of the moment, we jump on the Internet and resolve to find a new job! We dust o...
How Do I Network?
by Todd Rhoad - Apr, 2010
While this may sound like a strange question, it is one that I get asked often. Since we are all looking for opportunities for greater success, networking might be a skill we might want to learn. In this post, I’ll take a look at some of the reasons for our inability to connect with others and how we might be able to overcome them. It’s not hard to understand why it’s important to be able to network. A quick look at the...
Private or Public: Quandary For Job Seekers & Business Owners
by Julie Walraven - Apr, 2010
Private or public? Social media created all kinds of new questions. Clients regularly wonder if they should be enter the world of social media or if they are already there, they wonder if they are going to be in trouble. Q: “Should I be on LinkedIn? What if my employer sees me there?” My answer: If your employer is social media savvy at all, he will note that with 60 million+ users of LinkedIn, there are many who are not in...
Does Your Resume Direct Employers To Your LinkedIn Profile?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Apr, 2010
If you’re presently conducting a job search, why not make the most of your profile? Give employers the information they need—and direct them back to your profile. Recent statistics state that 90% of hiring managers are using social media to research potential candidates. Leverage this information, and utilize it to your advantage. Simply stated, add your LinkedIn profile address to your resume. WHERE DO I ADD MY LINKEDI...
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