Your Guide to Applying for a Job in 150 Characters or Less
by Jen Glantz - May, 2013
The days of lengthy cover letters and bulleted resumes are fading as employers ask job applicants to present their case in a modern and challenging way—by describing themselves and why they are a perfect fit for a job in 150 characters or less. Borrowing from the style of Twitter (which maxes out at 140 characters) and similar to a quick-and-to-the-point elevator pitch, this new request forces you to carefully select wor...
How to Reinvent Your Career – Face Your Transition Fears
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - May, 2013
Reinvent Your Career I was recently working with one of my San Francisco Bay Area executive coaching clients. We talked about his focusing on discovering a better sense of self, including his core values and identity. He was energized and motivated to ignite his entrepreneurial spirit. Most importantly we focused on his overcoming fear, and discovering a sense of purpose...what was truly important to him. He pondered on...
Is Your Resume Gone, Like a Dinosaur?
by Debra Ann Matthews - May, 2013
Is your resume gone, like a dinosaur? Some of you really want to land your 1st after college, relocate to a new city, re-enter the job force after military or other retirement. Yet, your best efforts to display your professional best have come up short. I have to ask you to first address the similarity between your resume and a dinosaur. Is your resume gone like a dinosaur? We enjoy dinosaurs as a source of play and creati...
What To Do If You Graduate Without A Job
by Bob Roth - May, 2013
As many as 50% of all college students will graduate without a job offer. Since most students have outstanding college loans coming due and dreams of living on their own, graduating with no job offers is a big problem. To get back on the right track, recent graduates should make their employment search a seven day a week, eight plus hour a day job. If you find yourself in this position, there are things that you can do: ...
Tips for Recruiters Looking to Recruit Out-of-Town Job Candidates
by John Touey - May, 2013
Your CFO job is in Chicago, but your top candidate is in Atlanta. She has a child who’s a sophomore in high school, and her mortgage is $200,000 underwater. She loves your company and the career opportunity, but can’t get herself over the relocation hurdle. Sound familiar? Unfortunately, for many recruiters, it’s an all too familiar scenario as they go to market for top talent. Seventy-six percent of employers surveyed las...
Why You Should Always Be Getting and Keeping in Touch
by Rich Jones - May, 2013
Yesterday I put the finishing touches on a job description (JD) for an HR Intern — a position I’ll lead the recruiting on. The timing couldn’t be better given what I’ve been thinking and writing about lately. When I added the last pieces to the JD, my first thought wasn’t “where can I post this job?” It was “who do I know for this job?” Then I wondered which Twitter followers, Facebook friends, or blog readers might be in...
How To Network Naturally
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - May, 2013
“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” This Shakespearean quote resonates as I ponder the value of networking. If only networking were under the guise of a different name. Personally, I bristle when someone uses the word, ‘networking,’ an odd reaction considering the line of work I am in. I use the term, because of its universal appeal, but sparingly, as I believe there are better ways to articulate how to forge,...
How Important Are the First 30 Seconds in a Job Interview?
by Louise Garver - May, 2013
How important are the first 30 seconds in a job interview? Have you ever thought about what a prospective employer/recruiter can find out about you in the first 30 seconds of meeting you? They can determine if you: Value the interviewer’s time It is common knowledge that most hiring managers are overworked. You might be one of them and understand that time is a very valuable asset when hiring new employees. When you (...
Poor Speaking Skills Versus Job Search Success and Career Advancement
by Georgia Adamson - May, 2013
Have you ever had to listen for long to someone whose voice seemed in imminent danger of fading out completely or was annoyingly laced with “umms” or “you know” or other meaningless verbal fillers? If so, you can probably relate to an article I just read, “Is This How You Really Talk?” (in The Wall Street Journal online). Author Sue Shellenbarger states that “new research shows the sound of a person’s voice strongly influe...
What Will You Earn When You Graduate?
by Bob Roth - May, 2013
You probably know students who say that they do not care what they earn, as long as they are doing something they love. However, you also know that money matters. When you graduate and start working, the money you earn is what you will live on and pay your bills with. How much money will you need each month to live the life that you would like? What would your life be like if your earned $1000, $2000, $3000, $4000, $5000 o...
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