Is Your Radar Turned On and Tuned In?
by Andy Robinson - Jul, 2011
Are your antennas up? Is your radar turned on and tuned in? Are opportunities "finding" you and appearing on your radar screen, or are you tuned into the channel of negativity and self-absorption .... missing those potentially life-changing personal and career-related opportunities? Being on the right channel and tuned into the right frequency is the ONLY way you can possibly pick up on the great ideas, suggestions, hints,...
Lying on a Nail
by Nan S. Russell - Jul, 2011
Once there was a young woman who didn't like her job. Everyday when she came home from work, she told her husband how terrible her day had been, how tiring the work and how unreasonable her boss. "Leave that job," her husband told her. "Oh I will" she said. "But not yet. I have too many friends there for me to leave just yet." And so she complained until the days became years and her family grew to five. "Leave that job," h...
Planning to Take the PHR or SPHR? Three Exam Preparation Tips
by Mary G. White - Jul, 2011
Getting prepared to take the PHR or SPHR certification exam can certainly seem like an overwhelming task to tackle. However, if you have the combination of education and experience requirements necessary to sit for the exam of your choice and you are willing to devote a significant amount of time to studying and honing your test preparation skills, earning a PHR or SPHR credential is certainly not impossible. Here are a few ti...
Should you ditch the cover letter?
by Hallie Crawford - Jul, 2011
In this day and age with technology and instant communication at our finger tips, people pay less attention to details and the little things that create a final product. This is especially true in the current job market. People begin to skip steps and slack off on things such as resumes. I recently read this article from FOX Business news, "How to Write the Perfect Cover Letter." First impressions are critical, especially d...
Success Tips for Sales Professionals
by Valerie Sokolosky - Jul, 2011
So what's all the hubbub about this Personal Branding? It all started in 1997 when Tom Peters wrote an article for Fast Company called "The Brand Called You." Here's the main message: "Big companies understand the importance of brands. Today, in the 'Age of the Individual,' you have to be your own brand and stand out from the crowd. The following five branding tips are worth knowing, so read, practice and watch y...
Updating Your Employee Handbook? Four Reasons to Hire an HR Consultant
by Mary G. White - Jul, 2011
Is it time to update your employee handbook or manual? Are you wondering if you should handle the task internally or hire a human resource management consultant to work with you on the project? While the matter of how much help you might need is a function of how much time and expertise that you have within your organization, it’s a fact that working with an outside consultant to some extent is something that can benefit virtu...
Yet Another Reason to Clean Up Your Facebook Profile
by Lindsey Pollak - Jul, 2011
Over the years I’ve written multiple posts about the importance of cleaning up your online image and, specifically, your Facebook profile. When I first wrote about this topic in 2007, I found a study by the Ponemon Institute, a privacy think tank, reporting that 35 percent of hiring managers used Google to do online background checks on job candidates, and 23 percent admitted to looking people up on social networking sites....
Your Digital Dirt May Have Just Gotten Messier
by Barbara Safani - Jul, 2011
I’ve been writing about employers who Google candidates prior to interviewing them or hiring them for some time, but the stakes on using information found online to make a hiring decision just got higher. AOL recently reported that the Federal Trade Commission recently granted background check company Social Intelligence permission to search information from people’s social networking sites as part of routine background che...
5 REASONS JOBSEEKERS SHOULD USE TWITTER
by Teena Rose - Jun, 2011
Think Twitter is a joke? Some say yes. There are great reasons for taking Twitter seriously, however, especially when one considers it a new job-search tool that hasn’t been fully tapped. Currently other job-search methods [posting your resume with job boards and emailing your resume to recruiters], what we might call traditional job-search techniques, are continuously eroding in effectiveness. In order to fully understand...
5 REASONS WHY RECRUITERS ARE USING TWITTER FOR RECRUITMENT — AND WHY JOBSEEKERS SHOULD TAKE NOTICE!
by Teena Rose - Jun, 2011
#1 Twitter is free; and with the cost of business sometimes being a hefty burden, even recruitment firms can’t resist the charms of a no-cost, useful online tool. For recruiters seeing a decline in assignments, free services such as Twitter can offer needed relief to a weighed-down operating budget. For jobseekers: Twitter is free, even to Jane and Joe Jobseeker. If recruiters are using Twitter to attract ideal job candida...
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