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,...
Arizona Man Hired In 6 Weeks With Guerrilla Job Search Tactics
by Kevin Donlin - Mar, 2010
How do you find a job quickly, in this rotten economy? Hunt like a Guerrilla. That was the experience of Mark Thomas, a systems administrator from Mesa, Arizona, who started a new job on March 8th, 2010, after a search of only 6 weeks. According to Thomas, he would have been hired sooner, but “the entire executive team was gone at a conference for a week.” Thomas succeeded after using three unconventional job-searc...
Employers: Why Use a Recruiter In This Market?
by Harry Urschel - Mar, 2010
Why use a recruiter when I’m getting plenty of resumes from my ads and job postings? In times of economic downturn companies often decide that one way to “save” money is by eliminating fees to recruiters when looking for new employees. Why shouldn’t they? After all, they post an ad online, or in the paper, and there’s a much larger stream of applicants than they’ve had in the past. “Why pay a 20% to 30% fee when I see...
Five Things I Learned From My Dad About Business and Work
by Louise Fletcher - Mar, 2010
15 years ago today, my dad died. He smoked for years and barely made it to 60 before lung cancer took his life. We miss him terribly. He was one of those people who leave a huge hole when they go. On the day of his funeral, they needed a spillover room in the chapel to fit everyone in. Strangers came up to me, with tears in their eyes, to tell me how much my dad meant to them. And you know the interesting thing? Most of the...
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