Students Must Stand Out To Make Out
by Bob Roth - Nov, 2010
When college students simply tell employers what they can do and what they have done, they are putting themselves in the middle of a very large pool of job applicants. However, the best candidates will stand out when they describe the exceptional “results” that they have previously achieved. That?s important because employers believe that past results are the best predictors of future results. Which statement of stu...
Holiday Time Means Seasonal Jobs
by Anne Jabusch - Nov, 2010
With the holidays right around the corner, many companies are starting to advertise for additional workers to help them get through the rush. If you are unemployed, work part-time or just need some extra cash, this is a great time to find seasonal work. Even if the seasonal position doesn’t align with your skill set or background, it is still a good opportunity to fill any employment gaps on your resume. You also never k...
What does your LinkedIn headline say about you?
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Nov, 2010
Did you realize that LinkedIn has a built-in marketing and search engine-friendly capability that is easy to use--and often overlooked? Well, neither do most job hunters. The best 120 characters of keyword optimization you can find for a job search, your LinkedIn Headline (or title) is a major piece of the puzzle that can help recruiters locate your skills. If you're one of the many that loaded up this field with your cu...
When Your Career’s Sagging, Get Yourself Business Fit.
by Dawn Lennon - Oct, 2010
Ever had that old sagging feeling? It’s when: -Nothing at work excites you. -Your motivation has flat-lined. -The signs that “you’re going nowhere” loom. -Your energy is drained. -Even a Red Bull can’t jolt us out of that. Wake up! When our careers are sagging, it’s because we’ve allowed it. After all, we own them. They’re a function of our choices—the education we pursued and the work experiences we’v...
3 Job Search Lies That Keep You Unemployed
by Kevin Donlin - Oct, 2010
This may ruffle a few feathers, but your time is valuable, so I’ll be blunt: If you’ve been struggling to find a job for more than 6 months, you may be doing the wrong things to get hired. Worse, you may have been given bad information by well-meaning folks who have steered you wrong during your search. I am here to set things right. And to offer three Guerrilla Job Search “truths” to get you hired faster … Lie...
5 things to do if you need to look for a job
by Miriam Salpeter - Oct, 2010
Yesterday, I joined Steve Boese and Shawna Moerke on their online, call-in radio show, HR Happy Hour. The show focuses on current topics in Human Resources with leaders and experts in the field. I participated because this week’s show featured The Career Summit – a series of online webinars aimed at helping job seekers (and prospective job seekers) achieve their goals. During the show, Laurie Ruettimann, one of the master...
It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon: how to break out of your job search rut
by Miriam Salpeter - Oct, 2010
Anyone who might have happened upon my tweets yesterday will know that I am a University of Michigan fan. Yes, I graduated from Michigan, and have terrific memories of trekking to Michigan Stadium with 100,000+ of my closest friends to watch games. Today, I want to talk about Michigan’s new quarterback, Denard Robinson. He had an amazing start to the season. People were talking Heisman Trophy. Fans and pundits gave him cred...
The Top Ten Scary Things Job Seekers Do
by Barbara Safani - Oct, 2010
In honor of Halloween, this month’s Career Collective topic is scary resume and career mistakes. Here are the top ten mistakes I see job seekers make. 1. Inflate their qualifications or lie on their resume. While a resume is not a legal document, it should be an accurate representation of your experience and achievements. I advocate for showing your employment history in the best possible light, buy lying is never wise....
What’s Between YOUR Ears? 5 Coaching Tips for Positive Living
by Bernadette Boas - Oct, 2010
Have you ever really considered just how powerful your mind is to the success or failure of your life, your business, your relationships, your career…..basically everything you touch? Have you realllllllly thought about it? I have to admit until the last few years I really didn’t. Sure I know about the little voice in your head, like the devil on your one shoulder, that can down talk something, anything, that you are attem...
Emotionally Intelligent Job-Related Feedback
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Oct, 2010
Are you working in an organization where managers give employees feedback them helps them learn and grow? Do employees at your workplace believe that the feedback they receive is based on observed behavior at work? I coach a number of managers on how to improve performance by giving behavioral feedback. Emotionally intelligent managers increase worker productivity by giving in the moment feedback resulting in improved work pl...
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