6 Job Search Myths: To Believe or Not to Believe?
by Louise Garver - May, 2014
Executives that are actively in job search mode can be busy juggling the many tasks of daily living and keeping a current employer happy. Sometimes they lag behind in the job search process and wonder why they aren’t moving forward faster. Here’s a few common myths that often derail the success of a job hunt. MYTH 1: “I should get the interview because I’m qualified.” Many well-qualified executives end up in the rejection p...
Not Employed, But Need a Current Position to Show
by Joshua Waldman - May, 2014
On a retina tracking headmap that was released a few years ago, your current position is viewed first, after your picture and headline. That means what you claim to do now defines you and your candidacy. If you are unemployed, it can be difficult overcoming this challenge. What do you put as a current position when you don’t have one? Here’s an unfortunate truth, recruiters tend to favor people who are currently empl...
Two Big Mistakes to Avoid on Your Executive-Level Job Search
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - May, 2014
When you are conducting an executive-level job search, competition is fierce, the jobs are few, and the candidates are many. This means taking the time to develop a compelling executive resume and cover letter. You need an executive resume that markets your value to a prospective employer. But it doesn't end there, especially if you get the interview. Here we will review two mistakes you absolutely do not want to make during a...
Break Out of Your Comfort Zone: 5 Action Steps To Make A Change
by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - May, 2014
Change can be so challenging, especially when it comes to career. We are creatures of habit – hard-wired to seek comfort in the perceived safety of routine and what’s already known. Whether it’s clinging to people, places, things, or the way we think and the actions we take, resisting change can cause stagnation and even depression – and it can shut the door to opportunities for growth. If you’re ready to break out o...
The 5 essential ingredients to a job-winning resume
by Julie Walraven - May, 2014
The myths in the resume writing field abound. I have clients who have been asked why in the world they would hire a professional resume writer when it should be so easy to write your own resume. The problem is that the conception that these people have of resume writing comes from the bare bones variety that they were taught in school. What is essential in my resume? If you ask a room full of people, many will tell you t...
How to write a powerful LinkedIn summary
by Louise Fletcher - May, 2014
The most important part of your LinkedIn profile may be the headline but a very close second is the summary section. This is the first thing people see when they click through to your page and it’s vital that it makes a stellar first impression on recruiters and hiring managers. I’ve been writing profiles for clients since LinkedIn first launched and along the way I’ve learned a few key pointers for making them work. Here...
Two Awesome LinkedIn Summary Examples (with Templates)
by Louise Fletcher - May, 2014
Your LinkedIn summary is one of the most important elements of your profile. LinkedIn gives you 2,000 characters (including spaces) to summarize your background and, besides your headline, your summary is the first thing people see. That means that many recruiters, hiring managers and potential business contacts will read this section even if they don’t make it all the way through your profile. To make it easy to write a p...
15 Steps For Building Self-Confidence In College
by Bob Roth - May, 2014
All students do better in college when they have confidence in their abilities. When you are self-confident, you believe in yourself, are visible, take reasonable risks, easily make friends, voice your opinion, participate in activities and do your best work. These are all traits of the most successful people. If you would like to build greater self-confidence, adopt this approach: 1. Decide What You Want To Do or Acc...
Communication Tips–Before the Hire & On the Job
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2014
Communication. What a vague and potentially meaningless term! Note that this doesn’t mean it’s unimportant–far from it. Communication comes in two forms, broadly described as written and oral (spoken). For greater success in landing a new position and doing well afterward, you need to have strong skills in both areas. 6 Tips for Effective Communication Whether in a job search or after you’ve been hired, you need to ens...
Different Ways to Motivate the Millennial Workforce
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - May, 2014
How Are Millennials Different? What happens when younger workers don’t share the same values and beliefs about workplace success? Millennials have different workplace values and definitions of success. Millennials aren't interested in time-honored traditions or “the way things have always been done.” Rather, they’re single-mindedly focused on what it takes to get ahead to reach their perceived career destination. Th...
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