Social media: So what’s the point?
by Dawn Bugni - Jun, 2011
I don’t know about you, but part of my ability to learn new things comes through understanding the “why” behind a given task or project. I better visualize the steps needed to reach the goal when I know why I’m doing something. I want to understand the end benefit. My personal need leads me to share with you the whys behind why you want (dare I say, need) to incorporate social media into your job search and career growth strat...
What LinkedIn’s “apply” button may mean for job seekers
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2011
There’s been a lot of buzz in the past week or so about LinkedIn’s “apply” button. Mashable reported LinkedIn will launch a button to allow users to easily apply for jobs using their LinkedIn profiles as an effective “resume” later this month. Dan Schawbel called for this being one more nail in the resume’s coffin and asserted job boards are on their way out as a result. There’s lots of push back from the recruiting community...
You Have to Put Yourself Out There
by Norine Dagliano - Jun, 2011
Many years ago, when I was between my first and second marriage, I found a delightful little book entitled The Divorced Woman’s Guide to Meeting New Men. The basic premise of the book was that you need to “put yourself out there”. Go where single people go; talk about subjects single people talk about; dress and act like a person who is interested in a new relationship. Not only did the book contain all kinds of great “network...
Key Actionable Items for Getting Back to Work: The Job Search Process
by Sherri Edwards - Jun, 2011
The job search process can be a mystery for people returning to work after a long absence from the work place or for those who have found themselves in the middle of a stalled search. The following is a quick outline of steps to help guide you if you are wondering where to begin or have gotten off track. 1. Determine which skills you prefer to use, are current, you are good at, and are marketable or competitive, based o...
4 Simple Ways to Overcome the Age Factor in Your Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2011
Growing older is something that creeps into the mind of many professionals, especially if they have reached their 50s or 60s and are on the hunt for a new job. Some worry that they may not be considered viable candidates in the eyes of employers when compared to younger professionals. But as a wise, skilled, top-level candidate, there is no reason for you to feel any less qualified. In fact, you are likely more qualified...
Career Advice: Have a balanced, optimistic attitude
by Hallie Crawford - Jun, 2011
I am always telling my career coaching clients to have a positive attitude in their career path. That is why this article in Time Magazine caught my eye, The Science of optimism. You have to remain optimistic and look out for opportunities in order to keep your career in shape. This is a great article that shows how being positive can help you, but sometimes it can also hinder you. I've experienced both sides of this equat...
Discussing Salary: Timing is Everything
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Jun, 2011
During your job search, whenever possible, try to move the salary discussion further back in the interview process to help keep from being eliminated. This will help hiring managers to see the real value you bring before you talk money. One way to get around salary requirements in an online application is simply fill in "1," with the expectation that a hiring decision maker will still be interested in you based on experien...
Following Up On Leads
by Sherri Edwards - Jun, 2011
How many times have you heard “information is power?” If you agree, then hopefully it will prompt you to take a new look at how you are pursuing your job search or your efforts to advance your career. A posted job announcement is only an inkling of the information a person needs to consider before initiating their pursuit of an employment opportunity. Although many people believe that gaining access to more job boards creat...
Handling Awkward Interview Questions
by Randy Wooden - Jun, 2011
Interviews can be nerve-wracking enough without the added pressure of dealing with inappropriate questions. So what should you do? Let’s examine what’s happening and possible ways to deal with it. Recent events such as the killing of Osama bin Laden loom large throughout the media. President Barack Obama’s leadership against terrorism, his decision to approve the mission, the political ramifications of the mission and myria...
How to Use LinkedIn to Recruit Passive Candidates
by Lou Adler - Jun, 2011
Is LinkedIn worth $90 a share? If you’re a recruiter, it’s worth a heck of a lot more if you know how to recruit and use it properly. If you just think it’s a great research tool with millions of names of passive candidates, you’re missing its real value. In this case it’s worth a heck of a lot less. Worse, it will be worth even less than that once everyone gets the same list of names. “Simply put: you can’t source and...
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