How to Engage Hiring Managers Using Social Media
by Joshua Waldman - Dec, 2012
You’ve probably figured out by now that seeking work through job boards can give you mixed results. I’ve heard some experts claim that for every job opening on a job board, an average of 300 people are submitting résumés to that same job. To make matters even more frustrating, the longer you wait to reply, the less chance you have of getting considered. In a conversation I had with a local business owner, he said tha...
Job Search 2013: Not for the Faint of Heart
by Georgia Adamson - Dec, 2012
Based on what we have been seeing over the past year–and more–job search in 2013 will not be for the faint of heart. If you want or need to plan and conduct a job search next year, you will need to have several things, not the least of which is enough determination to overcome the numerous obstacles that could and possibly will pop up to block your path to a new job or career. To quote Mr. William Shakespeare: “Our doubt...
Job Search and Housecleaning: An Odd Couple?
by Georgia Adamson - Dec, 2012
I am not necessarily recommending that you start your job search planning by literally cleaning your house, but the combination of the two activities is not such an odd couple as you might think at first. Whether you are the kind of person who finds housecleaning (or cleaning in general) therapeutic–I am not!–you could find it useful to consider some of the key aspects of housecleaning and how those might translate to an eff...
The Right Questions to Ask in an Interview
by Alexandra Levit - Dec, 2012
Obviously, an interview is a chance for an employer to ask questions of a candidate that will determine if she is a good fit for the company and the position. However, candidates often forget that interview questions are a two-way street. Smart candidates absolutely use the interview as the opportunity to better assess if they will be able to do their best work at a particular organization. They know that one spends more...
Want to get promoted? Don’t overlook this important step!
by Kim Meninger - Dec, 2012
You’re a high performer with a great track record of success. You’ve proven yourself to be a valuable asset to your team. And you consistently invest in professional development opportunities to improve your skills and broaden your experience. So what else do you need to do to get promoted? Many professionals are under the impression that a promotion is a reward for past performance. This is actually not true. Profess...
3 Things Everyone Should Know for Job Interviews
by Rich Jones - Dec, 2012
Applying for jobs in a down economy has to be one of the least enjoyable tasks out there. You know you’re competing against the world. You’re praying that your résumé is optimized to appease the Applicant Tracking System gods. And once you’ve looked for a little while with minimal results, you get discouraged. Then one day you get an email from a recruiter who wants to set up an interview. You’re elated until you find out...
What Does Your Boss’ Desk Say About His Work Style?
by Barbara Safani - Dec, 2012
Understanding how co-workers and bosses give and receive information is important, and knowing their preferences can help improve communications and general job satisfaction. Savvy professionals are always looking for clues to a person’s preferred style of communication. Most social psychologists recognize that there are four basic temperaments or communications styles. One widely accepted concept for acknowledging the...
6 Steps for Product Marketing Me: Strategy for the “Unpublished” Job Market
by Rob Taub - Dec, 2012
The best way to introduce yourself to a company with which you would like to work, find a company for which you think you’d like to work or to target companies for the purpose of networking into a position, openings notwithstanding, is to know the “What, where and how you can help the company”. I can give you a better-than-even chance of getting in the door to introduce yourself and possibly creating a job which is right for y...
2 Hours To An Effective Job Search
by John Crant - Dec, 2012
As Quoted by The Wall Street Journal’s Career Website, FINS.com: http://sales-jobs.fins.com/Articles/SBB0001424052970204464404577114853392680714/Finding-a-New-Job-in-Just-Two-Hours It’s difficult to effectively focus our job search activities when we are still working for our ‘future’ past employer. But with a proper structure and plan in place, we can be successful with just 1–2 evening hours of efforts per day. Her...
Compelling Reasons for Keeping the Resume Updated
by Beth Colley - Dec, 2012
Very few professionals these days have the luxury of staying with the same company, much less job, for more than 5 years. Considering the statistics are stacked against you, I advise updating your resume annually if not every six months. The biggest mistake that many professionals make today is thinking that they only need a resume when they are in a job search. If you’re one of those professionals, here are some compelling re...
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