Moving from Online to Real Life
by Julie Walraven - Mar, 2010
Sunday was the beginning of my journey in Baltimore for Career Thought Leaders Conference. Lest anyone doubt that online friendships can’t convert to real life encounters, Sunday’s reception and the warm hugs was proof to me that you can get to know people online and grow business and personal connections. I am so excited to be here and spent so much time learning new career coaching, resume writing, and entrepreneurial ski...
The ABCs of Success at Work
by Shweta Khare - Mar, 2010
Here are the ABCs of success at work – this is how I make the best of work at my workplace! A Attitude – When I wear my confident-happy-attitude at work; that is who I am that day. When I wear my ‘can-do-anything’ and ‘I-am-Successful-at-what-I-do’ attitude; that is who I am that day. I am always aware of the fact that my attitude defines who I am. My attitude at work and towards work has helped me make my workdays a ple...
Sourcing the 85 Percent Who Are Not Actively Looking
by Lou Adler - Mar, 2010
If you follow these five steps you will find more top performers within hours: 1. Put the employee value proposition (EVP) in the ad title as a tagline. Here are two examples of before and after ads and the impact of this change. A hospital group in Northern California ran an ad for nurses with this title on a nurse job board: “Flight Nurses – Sacramento, CA.” It had few responses between Thanksgiving, 2009, and Feb. 5,...
Arizona Man Hired In 6 Weeks With Guerrilla Job Search Tactics
by Kevin Donlin - Mar, 2010
How do you find a job quickly, in this rotten economy? Hunt like a Guerrilla. That was the experience of Mark Thomas, a systems administrator from Mesa, Arizona, who started a new job on March 8th, 2010, after a search of only 6 weeks. According to Thomas, he would have been hired sooner, but “the entire executive team was gone at a conference for a week.” Thomas succeeded after using three unconventional job-searc...
Employers: Why Use a Recruiter In This Market?
by Harry Urschel - Mar, 2010
Why use a recruiter when I’m getting plenty of resumes from my ads and job postings? In times of economic downturn companies often decide that one way to “save” money is by eliminating fees to recruiters when looking for new employees. Why shouldn’t they? After all, they post an ad online, or in the paper, and there’s a much larger stream of applicants than they’ve had in the past. “Why pay a 20% to 30% fee when I see...
Five Things I Learned From My Dad About Business and Work
by Louise Fletcher - Mar, 2010
15 years ago today, my dad died. He smoked for years and barely made it to 60 before lung cancer took his life. We miss him terribly. He was one of those people who leave a huge hole when they go. On the day of his funeral, they needed a spillover room in the chapel to fit everyone in. Strangers came up to me, with tears in their eyes, to tell me how much my dad meant to them. And you know the interesting thing? Most of the...
Seven Ways Your Resume is Just as Boring as Everyone Else’s
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Mar, 2010
The economy seems to be picking up a little, and more and more job seekers are coming to us and letting us know about internal opportunities within their organization that they would like to apply to. But even as more opportunities open up, the competition is as strong—or stronger than ever before. Here are seven ways your resume isn’t quite cutting it. So take it out, brush it off, and let’s kick it up a notch. It’s sti...
Career Success Tip: Develop a Lifelong Learning Habit
by Andy Robinson - Mar, 2010
For those who aspire to being the best that they can be and achieving incredible career success, LEARNING NEVER ENDS. Developing a sustainable HABIT of lifelong learning is a key career success philosophy. "Learning is not a product of schooling but the lifelong attempt to acquire it" - Albert Einstein Take it upon yourself to stay current on the latest thinking in your profession, in your industry and in your other are...
The ABC’s of Networking
by Anne Jabusch - Mar, 2010
Let’s face it- many of us feel awkward when it comes to networking. Walking into a crowded room alone can be an intimidating feeling for job seekers. By following these rules, networking can be as easy as the ABC’s- at least A-B-C-D-E-F! A: Appropriate Attire Make sure you are dressed for success. First impressions count, so put your best foot forward. Make sure you wear a current, clean and pressed outfit with no holes or...
Write Yourself a Letter That Opens Doors
by Ruth Shapiro - Mar, 2010
Adapted from the workbook, “HOW TO WRITE JOB SEARCH LETTERS THAT LEAD TO INTERVIEWS” © SALESMANSHIP IN PRINT: The job search cover letter that lands the interview is a sales letter offering a product, and that product is you. You’re selling skills, talents, accomplishments and experience that can help the employer solve problems. The letter that gets the interview follows the steps in making a sale. The formula cal...
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