Executive Resume Checklist
by Jean Cummings - Dec, 2013
Be sure your resume meets all these criteria so that you can stand out in a competitive field of applicants. Your career brand and your value proposition 1. The reader can grasp a "reason to hire you" inside of 3 seconds. 2. The recruiter or hiring authority can get a sense of your career brand, that is, what makes you YOU professionally and distinguishes your from the competition. 3. The recruiter or hirin...
Is Your Career LinkedIn?
by Julie Cohen - Dec, 2013
Social networking is the buzzword of the moment…Facebook, MySpace, Plaxo, LinkedIn and many more. People are asking, “is it relevant to my career or professional life?” With so many options, it’s easy to become overwhelmed if you’re trying to figure it all out, and you may even question whether it’s worth the time to invest in setting up an online profile. If you’re searching for a new job, wanting to change care...
Who Cares about Work-Life Balance?
by Julie Cohen - Dec, 2013
While preparing for a speaking engagement for a group of senior executives, I was briefly distracted by a worrying thought: what if this audience of high-achieving, hard-working, successful leaders doesn’t care about work-life balance? What if they think the topic is irrelevant, unimportant and even counter-productive to what they believe has made them successful? What if, after my first introductory words and PowerPoi...
Determining Your Ideal Work Environment
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Dec, 2013
How satisfied are in your current job? If you were to rate your satisfaction level on a scale from 1 to 10 with 10 being high, where do you see yourself? Get clear on where there may be some gaps in your current job. Take a look at the following list of questions in different categories and jot down your thoughts: Physical surroundings/location: Are you in an office or are you moving from one place to another? I...
Seven Tips for Technical Resume Success
by Kalindi Garvin - Dec, 2013
Writing your technical resume can be one of the most challenging tasks of your career. You can virtualize data centers with your eyes closed but when it comes to conveying the business value of that to a future employer, that’s where things get a little tricky. “How technical do I need to get? How will my future employer understand the value of what I’ve done? How do I know what to include and what to omit in my work...
Fire Up Your Courage. Build Your Self-confidence. | Refocused Thinking
by Dawn Lennon - Dec, 2013
It may be difficult but sticking your neck out is a necessity. To build a career, you have to: Apply for jobs and accept offers Change jobs to get better ones Develop new relationships or repair damaged ones Commit to expectations and do what’s right Putting yourself out there takes courage, and you don’t need self-confidence to do it. The odd couple Courage and self-confidence have an odd connec...
How to Conquer Your Job Search on LinkedIn in 15 Minutes a Day
by Lindsey Pollak - Dec, 2013
Welcome to the busiest season of the year: schedules are filled with holiday shopping, end-of-year planning, get-togethers, winter weather prep, and so much more. It can be difficult to keep on top of your job search when the rest of life is so busy. My best advice is to create a simple, consistent job search schedule and stick to it. To get you started, here’s a sample schedule to help you master LinkedIn in just 15 minutes p...
Mistake-Free Career Management and Job Search
by Georgia Adamson - Dec, 2013
Is there such a thing as mistake-free career management and job search? In a perfect world, maybe; however, you probably don’t live in a perfect world, so the odds are that you’ll make a mistake here and there throughout your career. That said, you can certainly make a concerted effort to avoid mistakes that have a devastating (or even somewhat disrupting) effect on your professional career progress. Two Mistakes to Avoid...
The Case for Virtual Career Outplacement
by Judith Lindenberger - Dec, 2013
Layoffs have touched nearly every American household over the last few years according to a recent RutgersUniversity study. Nearly a quarter of Americans say they were laid off at some point during the recession or afterward. And, nearly eight in 10 say they know someone in their circle of family and friends who has lost a job. At the same time, working virtually, banking online, paying bills online and even losing weight...
Your Future--Nothing or Everything
by John E. Kobara - Dec, 2013
When I was younger and even more sarcastic (How could that be John?), I was in an interview and was asked my least favorite question: "What is your 10 year plan?" Even back in the pre-hisoric times of my youth, this was a stupid question. I know what the interviewer wanted. "Where are you going and how does this job fit into your plans?" But most interviewers ask clever robotic questions that are part of a list and do not thin...
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