Five Common Missteps That Weaken Your Resume
by Cathy Eng - Jan, 2011
If you looked at hundreds of resumes a day like hiring managers and recruiters sometimes do, they all begin to look alike. With that in mind, how should one avoid presenting a resume that blends in with the competition? Here are some common resume mistakes that cause hiring managers' eyes to glaze over, leaving your resume lost in the sea of competition. Relying too much on personal branding. Though personal branding is a bi...
How to find a job in 2011: pay attention to emotional intelligence
by Miriam Salpeter - Jan, 2011
A new calendar year encourages us to think about resolutions (for those who believe in them), making changes and fresh starts. Today’s post is one of many from members of the Career Collective community I co-coordinate with my colleague Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter. I encourage you to visit other members’ responses, which will linked at the end of my post tomorrow. Please follow our hashtag on Twitter: #careercollective. This mon...
What Do You Want to Be Known For?
by Alexandra Levit - Jan, 2011
My friend Tim Ferriss just released his new book, The 4-Hour Body. It contains lots of tantalizing body hacking strategies from losing 20 pounds in a month without exercise to reversing permanent injuries. More intriguing than the book itself is how Tim intends to keep it on the bestseller lists for the better part of this year. As my other buddy Jonathan Fields put it on his Tribal Author blog, instead of trying to appe...
Job Search: Which Methods Really Work?
by Todd Rhoad - Jan, 2011
Many aspiring executives flock to business schools to obtain the coveted MBA degree. Optimism oozes out of every pore, while visions of money, promotions, raises and opportunities dance in their head. Then, graduation comes. Uncertainty and doubt flood the mind as reality begins to take hold. They have to find a job and work now. For most MBA graduates, it’s not a daunting task. However, the trends are starting to change ...
Does Your Resume Have All The Pieces Of The Puzzle?
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Dec, 2010
Akin to constructing a jigsaw puzzle, preparing your interview-cinching resume requires the assembly of many interlocking career pieces, each with a small part of the picture on it that, when complete, produces a whole picture. Unfortunately, it is most common for a resume to resemble a starter jigsaw puzzle that, although ‘complete,’ is rudimentary and unsatisfying to the more sophisticated hiring decision-maker weeding th...
New Years Resolution: Don't Insult Potential Partners
by Alexandra Levit - Dec, 2010
We all know the importance of developing deep and meaningful one-on-one relationships in business. The people you work with today will inevitably be the people you work with in the future, and you never know when these will be the very individuals who are in a position to help you move forward in your career. Therefore, you will always be well-served by treating new contacts with dignity and respect. This sounds like a no...
The Secret of Making an Impression After the Interview
by Ruth Shapiro - Dec, 2010
(This article is an excerpt adapted from my workbook, HOW TO WRITE JOB SEARCH LETTERS THAT LEAD TO INTERVIEWS) The interview is over. You thought it went well, but the employer was noncommittal. You have more appointments set up with other companies. But if you really want the job you just interviewed for it’s time to launch a follow-up campaign of three different letters that will keep you under consideration. How d...
Positive Resolutions Lead To Positive Changes
by Ramon Greenwood - Dec, 2010
Have you made resolutions to accelerate your career in 2011? Experts say that making resolutions improve by a factor of 10 your odds of achieving positive changes. If you haven’t resolved to make specific changes in your life in the world of work and in your personal life during the new year you can expect to get the same results you experienced in 2010. Ask yourself: “Will that be good enough to get me where I want to g...
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...
5 Leadership Predictions for 2011
by Alexandra Levit - Dec, 2010
2010 is quickly coming to a close, and fortunately, so is the recession that left most leaders fearing for the future of their organizations. As you think about strategies for managing your team(s) in 2011, here are some predictions to keep in mind: Retention over layoffs For the better part of two years, you had to focus on how to let some employees go, and now it's going to be the other way around. The recessionary wo...
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