Your Resume Is Not a Tweet
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Mar, 2010
I read it, and I get it, and I buy-in to the 20-second ‘resume scan’ rule. Yet, I don’t FULLY buy in . What I mean is, I don’t accept the implication by some that your resume only gets a 10-, 20-, 30-second sweeping glance by the hiring manager, recruiter, HR...AND THAT’S IT (the end of the road for your resume). I love how GL Hoffman discusses the lean resume concept by playfully experimenting with the idea of a 6-word r...
Quality and Personal Excellence...NOT an Option!
by Andy Robinson - Mar, 2010
Quality and Personal Excellence are two key elements of your Personal Brand. The degree to which you fully embrace the importance of these elements is communicated to others on a continuous basis and is incorporated into others' vision of who you are -- i.e., the Personal Brand that you broadcast. Those who are fully aware of this fact can definitely undertake action to broadcast a Personal Brand that elevates their profession...
Customer Service as Horror Story - Give It The Boot
by Dawn Lennon - Mar, 2010
Ever wonder if really bad customer service is a conspiracy? Or is bad service just about poor leadership? I had to break my foot to find out. On a very hot summer morning, I was trying to teach a strong-willed colt of mine to walk nicely when being led. Instead he’d take two steps and rear. I would dodge his feet and try again. Well, my luck ran out. Up he went and down he came, digging his hoof into the outside of my le...
Serious as a Heart Attack
by Suzanne Bates - Mar, 2010
About seven or eight years ago, I worked with the CEO of a global manufacturing firm. We were in his office for about 2.5 hours (in theory for a media training but he didn’t want to because he was tired) so we talked mostly about his career. I gently raise the oh-so-popular topic of a succession plan. Did he have one? Not really. Who would be in line for his job? Four or five people could be ready someday. Did he want t...
How to Write a Resume: Steps #1 - #4
by Louise Fletcher - Mar, 2010
Writing a resume is a chore for most people. I know this because whenever I do an online search for the term ‘how to write a resume’ or ‘writing a resume’, I come across someone tweeting “ARRRGH I hate writing my resume” or “I have been trying to write this stupid resume for weeks. I hate it!!!” Being the intuitive person that I am, I therefore deduce that resume writing is not something more people enjoy. Me? I love it!...
From Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook to Face-To-Face
by Harry Urschel - Mar, 2010
Not long ago, I received an email from someone asking: “I am in the midst of a horrible job hunt and have been for a while. Do you know of any online groups or support forums that can help me keep a schedule or talk about issues? I live in a small town and the local groups are more geared towards factory workers rather than professionals.” Good question! Most larger metropolitan areas have a number of networking groups,...
Job Search Success: It’s In Your Head
by Kevin Donlin - Mar, 2010
If you’re looking for a job, success may as close as your kitchen cabinet...or between your ears. That’s according to best-selling author of “Swim With The Sharks” and Twin Cities business leader, Harvey Mackay (www.HarveyMackay.com). In his latest book, “Use Your Head to Get Your Foot in the Door: Job Search Secrets No One Else Will Tell You,” Mackay offers practical employment tips from his 45+ years of experience as a...
Six Ways To Increase Your Visibility at Work
by Tai Goodwin - Mar, 2010
If you come in on time, keep your head down, do your work and show that you are a team player – surely your boss will realize your dedication right? And there’s no way that your company will be able to overlook your hard work and above and beyond contributions right? Wrong. In today’s world of work - hard work, being a team player, and adhering to basic professional standards are baseline expectations of all employees....
Three Ways To Write Your Resume Using Job Ads
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Mar, 2010
Ever wonder if there's a great shortcut to resume writing - you know, one that others don't think to use but is very simple? Well, there is, and it will surprise you. Just look around at job postings. That's all there is to it, and it will help you avoid one of the biggest job search mistakes by tailoring your resume to what employers are seeking. Companies post job ads all the time that are a gold mine for resume inform...
Ten Ideas for Keeping Your Skills Transferable and Broadening Your Career Options
by Andy Robinson - Mar, 2010
I definitely noted a situation faced by all too many laid-off employees and job-seeking -- having been in an specific job area or industry area for a number of years developing a set of skills that end up being limited in terms of transferability or "usability" in a new job or new career. Many of these individuals find themselves unable to land a new job, sometimes being unemployed for extended periods of time. This situatio...
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