Handling Personal Issues On the Job: 4 Tips To Help
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Jan, 2015
In a perfect world, we’d be able to do our jobs without personal issues ever causing a ripple. Our work life would stay neatly in the work compartment, our personal life would stay perfectly in the personal compartment, and each area would behave itself and not cross the other’s boundaries… Of course that’s not the way things usually work. “Life happens”, as the saying goes, and the scales balancing work and personal life a...
3 Tips to Increase Your Chances of Getting a Promotion
by Lisa Rangel - Jan, 2015
Promotions at an executive level present a couple of unique problems. First, the jobs are few and far between. This isn’t because of a bad economy, it’s just that the higher level the job the less positions for said job. Second, the competition is fierce. That’s why it’s important to do what you can to make sure you don’t get turned down for a promotion. Use our tips below to better your chances of getting a promotion when...
Your College Can Reach and Help Every Student
by Bob Roth - Jan, 2015
Every college leader knows that student employment success depends on a number of important factors. To help students improve their chances for success in the job market, most colleges have created a Career Services Department. This department helps students: Identify a career direction and a college major Find Internships and part-time jobs Prepare their resumés and cover letters Identify job banks and other employme...
Size Does Matter
by Sherri Edwards - Jan, 2015
Titles don’t necessarily reflect the same level of responsibility, nor do they mean the same thing across industries. The context of the positions you have held does/should make a difference to someone who is determining if you are a fit or not. More experience in one area doesn’t necessarily make up for a shortcoming in another. The following considerations need to be taken into account when filling a role, from the candidate...
Interview Follow-Up: The Do’s and Don’ts
by Adrienne Erin - Dec, 2014
Get ready for the post-holiday hiring rush! If it’s that time of year for you to start fresh then make sure you’re going about the interview process the right way. The first thing you’ll need to get out of the way is the interview, and then you can move on to the quizzical follow-up. Congratulations – you’ve made it through the dreaded job interview. You impressed the hiring manager with your skills and expertise. You asked...
7 Title & Tagline Strategies in Executive Resumes
by Cheryl Lynch Simpson - Dec, 2014
Titles and taglines are terrific brand real estate in any resume. Not only do they quickly summarize important issues such as your career goal and brand, but they often include key words and almost always draw your reader’s eyes to critical details about your candidacy. Recognize, though, that you have more options than whether to use a title or tagline or not. In fact, here are 7 ways to use titles and taglines alone or in...
How to Write an Executive Resume Part One: The Importance of Targeting
by Louise Fletcher - Dec, 2014
This is the first in a series of posts teaching you exactly how to write an executive resume. I’m Louise Fletcher and I run Blue Sky Resumes, one of the world’s leading executive resume writing services. I’ve been writing executive resumes for over 13 years, and previously I worked as an HR executive for a number of international companies. This means my advice is based on my real-world hiring experience and on the strategies...
Eight New Year’s Resolutions for Your Resume
by Robin Schlinger - Dec, 2014
If your resume is not getting the interviews you expected, now is the time to review it and follow through on these New Year resolutions: Resolution 1: Believe in yourself. You have hard and soft skills, experience, and accomplishments that will bring value to future employers. Let your resume focus on you, not on “creative” formats, half-truths, and wishful thinking. Resolution 2: Lose the deadweight. Read through the j...
Troubleshooting: Other Teams' Cooperation or Lack Thereof
by Alexandra Levit - Dec, 2014
If you’re working with other teams outside your own who are not involved in your daily meetings, they’re not always on the same page as you regarding priorities — and sometimes they can become a roadblock to your team’s progress. How can you address that without causing additional friction? Here's my advice: Getting through organizational roadblocks, or simply trying to persuade a colleague to come over to the side of yo...
Is Your End-of-Year Career Plan in Good Shape?
by Georgia Adamson - Dec, 2014
The thought that no one hires toward the end of the year is a topic I’ve covered before, but I think it’s worth another quick look as Christmas and other holiday celebrations take center-stage in people’s lives. Year-End Hiring Dormant or Nearly So? Conventional wisdom often says that you might as well “hang it up” until at least the first of the new year as far as job searching or other career management activities goes...
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