Powerful ways to get your resume noticed
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Dec, 2010
As much as you may want to land your next job, you have to feel for the person who is reading your resume on the other side of the hiring table. I can attest to the brain drain that happens after reading hundreds of resumes with similar phrases and nearly identical conventions… giving the impression that they were all written by the SAME person! Generating attention during this hectic job market requires shaking things u...
How to Create an Attitude of Gratitude
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Dec, 2010
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. - Melody Beattie Happiness and Success I believe the key to happiness and success in life and wo...
Be Outstanding!: Make No Excuses
by John G. Miller - Dec, 2010
Daughter Tara, while a high school senior, came home one weeknight after I’d turned in and typed out a note on my laptop. This is exactly how it looked and read: “Dad, I’m sorry for not calling to let you know I wouldn’t be home by ten. I understand things like this can take away the trust you have in me. I won’t even make excuses, because I know I need to have Personal Accountability!” I remember thinking, Wow, great note...
The Perils (and Value) of Career Nicheing
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Dec, 2010
“Find a niche! Get a niche. Work in a niche!” In his Nov. 22nd post called, “Over-Nicheing,“ Steve Spalding asserts, “We spend a lot of time extolling the unlimited virtues of nichedom, but we rarely think of its very real limitations.” Though he goes on to say you “should” have a niche in order to focus your attention, budget and creative resources at an audience who cares, he also warns that niches can be a trap if you ge...
Is Your Personal Brand Wrong?
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Dec, 2010
A careerist said to me, “I need your help. I need to REBRAND my resume.” Okay. So, I was expecting, “I need a resume like yesterday.” Perhaps, “What is resume branding?” But, an outright “rebrand” —well! If I wasn’t already sitting… Why a Rebrand? You see, this careerist had developed a strong brand; earned a reputation as a ‘department savior.’ The problem? Most of the job offers were coming from companies in need of...
Share your Career Journey
by Wendy Adams - Dec, 2010
There are a million little events that happen in our careers that are often forgotten rather than over-embellished. While we are eager to capture our personal lives in nano-seconds, our career steps are often overlooked. BLOGS change all this. For years, I have recommended that my coaching clients keep a work journal. As the beginning of a career portfolio, this work journal captures the great value found within the increme...
Success with a Career Coach
by Wendy Adams - Dec, 2010
Career coaching is in its infancy as an industry. When I began coaching in the 1990’s the term was brand new. Now there are so many coaches, it can cause confusion as to what any coach can do and what the client should expect from that coach. Coaches can fall into one or several of the four major areas of career services provision. Career Planning Coaches If you are just starting out in your career, you will want to ide...
Career Development through Volunteering: Volunteering for the Newly Hired Professional
by Dr. John Meeker - Dec, 2010
Executive Summary Professionals have often donated their time, know-how and experience to non-profits as a way to give back to the community. During the recent recession, many discovered that the relationships built through this process created a strong business network on which they were able to rely and seek out new business opportunities. As the economy regains its strength and professionals are embarking on new opportun...
Lessons on the River
by Suzanne Bates - Dec, 2010
Back in my wild and crazy youth, my friends and I used to take an annual weekend canoe trip down the Wisconsin River. For those of you unfamiliar with that part of the world, the Wisconsin is a 10,000 year old, 430 mile waterway (we did about 25 or 30 miles) originating in the northern part of the state near the border of the Upper Penninsula of Michigan. This isn’t whitewater rafting. It’s a relaxing way to hang with your p...
How to Answer the “What Do You Do?” Question
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Dec, 2010
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, just over 4 million Americans lost their jobs in 2009 alone. For those millions of people, a new reality has emerged that may include stress, financial difficulties, and uncertainty about the future. Many sociologists have written about the long-term psychological effects of prolonged unemployment. One problem often mentioned is the loss of identity experienced by people who are out...
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