Image in the Work Place
by Valerie Sokolosky - May, 2010
How can have an image that is professional and know what is expected and respected in the environment you are in? Your professional presence includes three things – your visual image (dress), your appropriate behaviors (business etiquette) and your social savvy (communicating effectively internally and externally to build a powerful network). As for dress – the simple answer is to dress for your clients…in a way that sho...
Zero to Hired in 30 Days with Guerrilla Networking
by Kevin Donlin - May, 2010
If you’re in the job market today, you know that the shortest route to employment is often...non-existent. You email your resume in response to a job posting. Then wait. Email to follow up. Wait. Get a phone interview. Wait to hear back from the employer. Etc. What a long, strange trip it can be -- if you do what everyone else is doing. But what if you blaze your own trail and make your own rules? That’s what “guer...
The Power of Keeping Your Promises
by Andy Robinson - May, 2010
How effective are you at keeping the promises and commitments you make - those commitments you make to others and those commitments you make to yourself? The cost you pay for not keeping your promises may not seem like much at the time, but the true cost is a cumulative cost, a cost that, over time, will significantly erode (1) the trust others place in you, (2) your personal integrity, (3) your self-esteem, (4) your self-c...
5 New LinkedIn Fashions for Personal Branding: What’s Hot, What’s Not!
by Sharon Cohen - May, 2010
• Are employers searching for you online? • What will they find out about you? • Do you know the latest fashions for LinkedIn profiles? Increasingly, Recruiters and Human Resource professionals research potential employees online via their LinkedIn profile. Thus, your reputation or personal brand is an essential career management issue. If this it hasn't yet impacted you, just wait until your next promotion or job searc...
Five Steps To Help You Make The Most Of LinkedIn
by Kimberly Schneiderman - May, 2010
After attending the Resume Writing Academy's E-Summit on Writing LinkedIn Profiles www.resumewritingacademy.com/esummit-writing-profiles, I am sharing a few key ideas that will help you make your LinkedIn profile and overall presence more appealing to recruiters, potential business partners, and customers. Most people filled out their LinkedIn profile several months or years ago and haven't touched it since. So often, the i...
I Got A Contact Name...How Do I Reach Them?
by Harry Urschel - May, 2010
People often tell me they were on LinkedIn, or went to a networking group, or met someone when they were out-and-about and got a name of a potential contact for their job search, but don’t know how to reach them. “What good is the name without their phone number or email address? It doesn’t do me much good if I can’t connect with them!” It’s great if you are given a phone number and/or email address with a name, however...
Reply All: The Nightmare
by Suzanne Bates - May, 2010
I couldn’t believe I did it. Just kill me now. I was responding to an email from our consultant Sarah. I don’t know why. I hit REPLY ALL. Tell me you’ve done it too. (Please.) Okay here’s what happened. I was in a hurry. (check one.) I assumed it was from my consultant with a copy to our business manager. (check two). I didn’t review the name in that second line. (check three.) I was trying to be cl...
Must-Have Traits of Successful Career Changers
by Tai Goodwin - May, 2010
All the strategy and planning towards making a career change will amount to nothing without the right traits to drive progress. Each one of us has dreams and goals, but only a small percentage of people actualize their dreams and make things happen. We all know someone who has always wanted to _____ (fill in the blank here). I call these folks disciplined wishers: They spend an enormous amount of time planning, researching, de...
Want to Accelerate Your Career Success? Then Sharpen Your Listening Skills
by Andy Robinson - May, 2010
Hey, listen up...Want to really accelerate AND sustain your career success? Then, you've GOT to be a highly effective listener. As a leader, LISTENING skills are MORE IMPORTANT than your speaking skills...No question. You learn much more from listening -- you pick up details and key information that you tend to if you don't really dial into what the other person is saying. Others feel much more comfortable with you if th...
Seven Cover Letter Mistakes You Make When Applying via E-mail
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - May, 2010
How many times have you replied to a job ad via e-mail by shooting them a copy of your resume and cover letter? I’m going to venture a guess and say at least 20 (but more likely hundreds of times) if you’ve been searching for any significant length of time. Here are some of the most notorious mistakes we’ve seen—and what you can do to greatly improve your chances of being noticed. Attaching the cover letter to the e-mail....
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