How to Get a New Job Using Social Media
by Debra Wheatman - Jun, 2011
Did you know that 85% of available jobs are never advertised? Yes, it’s true. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 15% of today’s career opportunities ever make it to the job boards. And – when they do get advertised, the competition is fierce. So why do so many job seekers spend so much time searching job boards for work? My guess is that it is the path of least resistance. It is easier to sit back and wai...
Make Your Career More Social: Show Up and Engage
by Walter Akana - Jun, 2011
It often seems to me that many people in the career transition space continue to party like it’s 1999. That was the year when we were all concerned about defending life-as-we-knew-it from the looming Y2K Bug. Had disaster struck, it would have included a setback for job seekers who were just discovering the newly minted monster.com that promised to ease the process of applying for jobs. Fortunately, catastrophe was averted, an...
Makeover Your Career By Unleashing Your Leadership Potential
by Tai Goodwin - Jun, 2011
There is a steady flow of information in the form of books, articles, white papers and training all in the context of, “what is leadership” or “how to develop a leader”? In this issue, I will avoid those two questions and write about two others that I believe might be on the minds of a lot you readers and they are: 1.Why does better leadership make a difference? and 2.How does better leadership achieve those differences? ...
My Physical Response to Job Loss
by Norine Dagliano - Jun, 2011
Loosing a job is quite an emotional experience – looking for your next opportunity leans more toward the cerebral. Until you can come to terms with the first, it is difficult to tackle the later. I recall my last job loss more than 10 years ago as if it were yesterday. I have always had the reputation of being the logical, analytical one who doesn’t get sidetracked by the emotional aspects of life. There is some truth in th...
Social media: So what’s the point?
by Dawn Bugni - Jun, 2011
I don’t know about you, but part of my ability to learn new things comes through understanding the “why” behind a given task or project. I better visualize the steps needed to reach the goal when I know why I’m doing something. I want to understand the end benefit. My personal need leads me to share with you the whys behind why you want (dare I say, need) to incorporate social media into your job search and career growth strat...
What LinkedIn’s “apply” button may mean for job seekers
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2011
There’s been a lot of buzz in the past week or so about LinkedIn’s “apply” button. Mashable reported LinkedIn will launch a button to allow users to easily apply for jobs using their LinkedIn profiles as an effective “resume” later this month. Dan Schawbel called for this being one more nail in the resume’s coffin and asserted job boards are on their way out as a result. There’s lots of push back from the recruiting community ...
You Have to Put Yourself Out There
by Norine Dagliano - Jun, 2011
Many years ago, when I was between my first and second marriage, I found a delightful little book entitled The Divorced Woman’s Guide to Meeting New Men. The basic premise of the book was that you need to “put yourself out there”. Go where single people go; talk about subjects single people talk about; dress and act like a person who is interested in a new relationship. Not only did the book contain all kinds of great “network...
Key Actionable Items for Getting Back to Work: The Job Search Process
by Sherri Edwards - Jun, 2011
The job search process can be a mystery for people returning to work after a long absence from the work place or for those who have found themselves in the middle of a stalled search. The following is a quick outline of steps to help guide you if you are wondering where to begin or have gotten off track. 1. Determine which skills you prefer to use, are current, you are good at, and are marketable or competitive, based o...
4 Simple Ways to Overcome the Age Factor in Your Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jun, 2011
Growing older is something that creeps into the mind of many professionals, especially if they have reached their 50s or 60s and are on the hunt for a new job. Some worry that they may not be considered viable candidates in the eyes of employers when compared to younger professionals. But as a wise, skilled, top-level candidate, there is no reason for you to feel any less qualified. In fact, you are likely more qualified...
Discussing Salary: Timing is Everything
by Joan Runnheim Olson - Jun, 2011
During your job search, whenever possible, try to move the salary discussion further back in the interview process to help keep from being eliminated. This will help hiring managers to see the real value you bring before you talk money. One way to get around salary requirements in an online application is simply fill in "1," with the expectation that a hiring decision maker will still be interested in you based on experien...
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