A Simple Assignment that Could Land a New Grad a Job
by Marcia Robinson - Jun, 2013
The last thing new grads want to hear after they have walked the stage at commencement is a new assignment. Unfortunately though, without completing this assignment, most new graduates will struggle to find employment. I have seen it. I started giving this assignment to new graduates, as a response to one of the common questions new grads ask: How do I get a job if I have no experience? In today's competitive job market I...
Get Creative Within Your Limitations
by Jessica Stasiw - Jun, 2013
Getting the opportunity to poke at your creative funny bone on a weekly basis for some is a gift. We’re not all lucky enough to have positions where we are asked to think “outside the box”, and for those that are there still may be limitations. Having to stay within an outlined box on a daily basis shouldn’t be stifling, or limiting. Embrace the challenge of doing more with less. There is a fantastic TED talks video on gett...
Should College Students Use LinkedIn?
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2013
It’s never too early to start building your digital footprint. I believe that college students should make a point to begin their building their own online profiles, and one of the easiest ways to do that is via LinkedIn. Jordan Friedman, a student at Emory University and contributor to Huffington Post’s college channel, asked me some questions for his post about the topic. Should college students use LinkedIn? Here is...
How to Succeed in Networking
by Louise Garver - Jun, 2013
Focus on giving. I realize that when an executive networks, they want something. So why do I start this blog out with “giving?” It is kind of like the “pay it forward” concept. The theory is if you help people with something that is important to them, they will be more inclined to help you. Establish and build a relationship, and the rest will fall into place. Most people don’t care about what you want or need. Yes, t...
Don’t Neglect to Include a Resume Headline
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2013
Leave them guessing or tell them what you came here for? The importance of a newspaper headline can determine whether you read the article or not. The same could be said about your resume. A resume headline is important in communicating to the reader the exact position you are interested in and what sets you apart as a candidate. Excluding a resume headline means the recruiter or hiring manager is going to have to dig through...
How Time Management Can Help Your Job Search
by Lisa Adams - May, 2013
Let’s discuss an important part of a successful job search: How to take the elements/tasks of your job search plan and break them down into daily chunks. I am a nut about planning and time management. Planning your daily schedule must happen if you are to obtain your goals faster, but it takes discipline and a system. Take what you have in the project plan and put each of these tasks into your paper or online planners...
How to grow your network to get a job
by Miriam Salpeter - May, 2013
It’s gotten to the point where “job seeker” can be a synonym for “discouraged.” How are you supposed to overcome the competition to get a job? Especially if it’s been a long time since you’ve had to look for a position, you have a lot of obstacles to overcome. You know it’s futile to sit around and bemoan how tough it is to land a job; it’s up to you to act. Your first order of business is to network effectively and effic...
Career Success–What’s Holding You Back?
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2013
Career Success–What’s Holding You Back? Some people believe if you want something badly enough, you’ll work until you get it. Others believe that no matter how hard they work or how good they are, career opportunities will keep passing them by. Both these opinions might be true. To quote a couple of very successful people, both of whom had a similar thought: If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thin...
9 Reasons You Need A Resume (Even If You Have A Job)
by Mary Sherwood Sevinsky - May, 2013
During a job search, your resume plays a major role. It provides proof that you’re capable of doing the job. However, having a resume even if you’re not looking for a job is also important. Here are nine reasons you need a resume – even if you have a job: 1. To Ensure Client Loyalty Clients and customers are always on the lookout for a better, quicker, more attractive response! There’s no quicker way to lose a customer...
15 Trust Building Communication Practices
by Nan S. Russell - May, 2013
One thing is clear - communication has changed. Some leaders remain wishing and hoping for the way things were, with top down approaches and controlled messaging. But, it doesn't matter what you think of anonymous blog comments, social media avenues, texting, tweeting, or video posting; technology that provides instant access to alternative points of view and influence is here to stay. Unfortunately, more ways doesn't mean mor...
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