How to Stand Out in a Job Interview
by Heather Mundell - May, 2010
The Career Collective, a group of career coaches, resume writers and other job search professionals, are posting today about how you can prepare now for job interviews. Follow us on Twitter at #careercollective. In my former career as an HR professional, I interviewed hundreds of people for all kinds of jobs, from electronic technician to paramedic to director of sales. The job interview is an artificial and generally un...
What Are Your Best Professional Qualities?
by Hallie Crawford - May, 2010
Are you looking to make a career change or break into a new field? Are you dissatisfied with your current profession but not sure what your next career move should be? Before you make a major shift in your career, it's a good idea to take some time out for self-exploration. When was the last time you took stock of your personal strengths? Career coaching can help you uncover the hidden talents and abilities that, once discover...
Image in the Work Place
by Valerie Sokolosky - May, 2010
How can have an image that is professional and know what is expected and respected in the environment you are in? Your professional presence includes three things – your visual image (dress), your appropriate behaviors (business etiquette) and your social savvy (communicating effectively internally and externally to build a powerful network). As for dress – the simple answer is to dress for your clients…in a way that sho...
Zero to Hired in 30 Days with Guerrilla Networking
by Kevin Donlin - May, 2010
If you’re in the job market today, you know that the shortest route to employment is often...non-existent. You email your resume in response to a job posting. Then wait. Email to follow up. Wait. Get a phone interview. Wait to hear back from the employer. Etc. What a long, strange trip it can be -- if you do what everyone else is doing. But what if you blaze your own trail and make your own rules? That’s what “guer...
The Power of Keeping Your Promises
by Andy Robinson - May, 2010
How effective are you at keeping the promises and commitments you make - those commitments you make to others and those commitments you make to yourself? The cost you pay for not keeping your promises may not seem like much at the time, but the true cost is a cumulative cost, a cost that, over time, will significantly erode (1) the trust others place in you, (2) your personal integrity, (3) your self-esteem, (4) your self-c...
5 New LinkedIn Fashions for Personal Branding: What’s Hot, What’s Not!
by Sharon Cohen - May, 2010
• Are employers searching for you online? • What will they find out about you? • Do you know the latest fashions for LinkedIn profiles? Increasingly, Recruiters and Human Resource professionals research potential employees online via their LinkedIn profile. Thus, your reputation or personal brand is an essential career management issue. If this it hasn't yet impacted you, just wait until your next promotion or job searc...
Five Steps To Help You Make The Most Of LinkedIn
by Kimberly Schneiderman - May, 2010
After attending the Resume Writing Academy's E-Summit on Writing LinkedIn Profiles www.resumewritingacademy.com/esummit-writing-profiles, I am sharing a few key ideas that will help you make your LinkedIn profile and overall presence more appealing to recruiters, potential business partners, and customers. Most people filled out their LinkedIn profile several months or years ago and haven't touched it since. So often, the i...
I Got A Contact Name...How Do I Reach Them?
by Harry Urschel - May, 2010
People often tell me they were on LinkedIn, or went to a networking group, or met someone when they were out-and-about and got a name of a potential contact for their job search, but don’t know how to reach them. “What good is the name without their phone number or email address? It doesn’t do me much good if I can’t connect with them!” It’s great if you are given a phone number and/or email address with a name, however...
Reply All: The Nightmare
by Suzanne Bates - May, 2010
I couldn’t believe I did it. Just kill me now. I was responding to an email from our consultant Sarah. I don’t know why. I hit REPLY ALL. Tell me you’ve done it too. (Please.) Okay here’s what happened. I was in a hurry. (check one.) I assumed it was from my consultant with a copy to our business manager. (check two). I didn’t review the name in that second line. (check three.) I was trying to be cl...
Must-Have Traits of Successful Career Changers
by Tai Goodwin - May, 2010
All the strategy and planning towards making a career change will amount to nothing without the right traits to drive progress. Each one of us has dreams and goals, but only a small percentage of people actualize their dreams and make things happen. We all know someone who has always wanted to _____ (fill in the blank here). I call these folks disciplined wishers: They spend an enormous amount of time planning, researching, de...
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