Got The Sunday Night Career Blues?
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - Nov, 2014
The way we feel about our job at any given time can vary depending on a wide array of factors: how a particular project is going; technical issues; how well staff is performing; etc. However, when you have a chronic case of the Sunday Night Blues – dreading the return to work each Monday – that’s a sign that it’s time to consider changing jobs or possibly even careers. In a recent LinkedIn post, Sallie Krawcheck, former ban...
by Robin Schlinger - Nov, 2014
They creep in everywhere, the little exaggerations or omissions: those little resume lies. Some resume writers even encourage them in the name of “helping” a job applicant look good. But in my viewpoint, the consequences of lying are never worth the risk; they are too severe, both personally and professionally, and too likely to be exposed, even during the job interview. Those little lies include: Inflating a job title. Your...
Numbers Talk: Why You Must Use Social Media in Your Job Search
by Lisa Rangel - Nov, 2014
You have read so many articles like “14 Ways to Use Twitter to Land a Job” or “8 Ways to Get Recruiters to Find You on LinkedIn.” You may have read many of ours giving this type of premier advice…but here is the million dollar question… Are you doing it? Any of It? Even a little bit of it? You know the answer to that… I have to believe you do not need any more convincing as to why you must use social media in your...
4 Steps to Thaw Out a Frozen #JobSearch
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Nov, 2014
Frozen by the cold harsh realities of job search in today’s ever-shifting and often-brutal economic climate? Here are 4 counterintuitive steps you can take to help thaw things out: 1. Write thank-you letters or call someone (friend, family member, co-worker, former boss) to let them know you appreciate their impact in your life. It’s amazing what showing appreciation for others can do for you. Witness the spark you spur wit...
You’re Fired! Dealing with Unexpected Career Transitions (Part 2)
by Kalindi Garvin - Nov, 2014
“You’re Fired” Somehow, it seems much more benign when Donald Trump says those two words at the end of every episode of The Apprentice. But when those words are directed to you, you may be shocked. What you do next, however, can make the difference in the length of time you’re unemployed, and how you fare financially. Generally, you’ll be told of your termination in a face-to-face meeting. The meeting might be led by you...
Is Your Introvert Personality Preventing You From Getting Noticed?
by Rowe Leathers - Nov, 2014
Do you need to nail your next job interview? If so, don’t go! Instead, send someone who is a master of conversation, someone who is energetic and charismatic to help you land that job. A charismatic person can convey your skills, experiences and qualifications with purpose. A person with energy can showcase your commitment and dedication for success, and a master of conversation can connect with the interviewer to demonstrate...
What is Your Resume’s Personality Type?
by Cathy Francois - Nov, 2014
I have reviewed thousands of resumes as a career coach. I find that every resume provides clues about the person behind it and have a personality all on their own that may be a reflection of the author. Sometimes it’s spot on and other times unfortunately a false representation that often does not work in the job seeker’s favor. If I were to assess your resume it would be classified under at least one of the following four res...
Learning Resilience For a Changing World
by Carole Kanchier - Nov, 2014
How do you react to unexpected challenges? Do you rebound from major setbacks stronger than before? Or do you play the victim, blame others? It's essential to strengthen resilience to adapt and succeed in changing times. How resilient are you? Answer "yes" or "no." 1. I like trying new ways of doing things. 2. I find it challenging to recover emotionally from losses. 3. I adapt quickly to new situations. 4. I can't...
Don't Shut That Door on These 5 Resume Rules: What Job Hunters May Not Know
by Mindy Thomas - Nov, 2014
Seriously? Another article about resume writing? How many do we need to read on this topic? How much more is there to know about writing a resume? Perhaps these are a few of your thoughts. But, in this chaotic world of navigating a job search and countless posts that make you want to scream, I ‘m pretty certain that you may not have heard of these tricks and tips. 1. Including a Hotmail or Yahoo email address on a resume...
Finish Strong! Are you stretching toward your career goals or just coasting?
by Dorothy Montgomery - Nov, 2014
I’m always inspired by John C. Maxwell’s writing. If you don’t know who John Maxwell is—he’s a leadership expert, speaker, a best-selling author and founder of EQUIP and the John Maxwell Company which has trained more than 5 million leaders worldwide. One of my favorite John Maxwell quotes is this: “When you made the choice to start you made the choice to finish.” Everyday we make choices to either stretch or coast to...
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