How to Recruit and Retain Military Veterans
by Carl Savino - Jun, 2013
As the nation’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are coming to a close, considerable attention has been given to the recruiting and retention of military veterans. This article provides employers with helpful tips on both. Recruitment of Veterans Did you know that annually, almost 250,000 men and women leave active military service? The skills and experience they bring to the table are wide and varied, with corollaries in...
3 Steps To The Career Sweetspot
by J.T. O'Donnell - Jun, 2013
3 Steps To The Career Sweetspot Whether you are a new graduate just starting out in the workforce, or a seasoned professional looking for a change, these three steps apply to YOU: 1. The Plan You need to pull the trigger and create a plan. Saying , “I plan to work,” is not enough. You have to come up with an idea of what you want to accomplish. What do you want your career to look like? How will you make that happen...
The Science Behind Your Résumé
by Debra Wheatman - Jun, 2013
There is more than meets the eye when it comes to your résumé. The trick is to be sure the most impactful parts of your résumé are viewed and absorbed by the recruiter or hiring manager. Other than mind control, (which is not an option) how can you direct the reader’s eyes to particular places on the résumé? How can you get them to retain key points? The answer is proper construction. I’ll share a few trade secrets used...
Questions to Ask Before Taking a Job
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2013
You know you should ask questions before taking a job. However, job seekers who have been looking for new opportunities for months, or even years, are unlikely to spend a lot of time and effort evaluating a new offer before signing on the dotted line. If you’ve been searching for for a long time, you may not have the luxury to turn down an offer. Questions to ask before taking a job If you can afford to pass up an oppo...
5 Things You Didn't Know Could Hurt Your Career
by Alison Green - Jun, 2013
Some of the ways you could damage your career are obvious – poor work performance, shouting at your boss and stealing from the company are all pretty well-known career-harmers. But there are less obvious things you might be doing that can also damage your career without you realizing it, and they're worth paying attention to. Here are five ways you might harm your work progression that might not be so obvious. 1. Stay...
A Simple Assignment that Could Land a New Grad a Job
by Marcia Robinson - Jun, 2013
The last thing new grads want to hear after they have walked the stage at commencement is a new assignment. Unfortunately though, without completing this assignment, most new graduates will struggle to find employment. I have seen it. I started giving this assignment to new graduates, as a response to one of the common questions new grads ask: How do I get a job if I have no experience? In today's competitive job market I ...
Should College Students Use LinkedIn?
by Miriam Salpeter - Jun, 2013
It’s never too early to start building your digital footprint. I believe that college students should make a point to begin their building their own online profiles, and one of the easiest ways to do that is via LinkedIn. Jordan Friedman, a student at Emory University and contributor to Huffington Post’s college channel, asked me some questions for his post about the topic. Should college students use LinkedIn? Here is...
How to Succeed in Networking
by Louise Garver - Jun, 2013
Focus on giving. I realize that when an executive networks, they want something. So why do I start this blog out with “giving?” It is kind of like the “pay it forward” concept. The theory is if you help people with something that is important to them, they will be more inclined to help you. Establish and build a relationship, and the rest will fall into place. Most people don’t care about what you want or need. Yes, t...
Working Hard and Working Smart
by Emily Chardac - Jun, 2013
Have you ever thought about how hard you're working? As in, you probably take eight hours in the day in the office handling business-related affairs. You leave the office with the intention to go to the gym, eat a salad, meet some friends, and possibly catch-up on your favorite TV programs? On your way home you realize there a few emails handle before the evening. Before you know it you have a five minute meal in the oven and ...
How to grow your network to get a job
by Miriam Salpeter - May, 2013
It’s gotten to the point where “job seeker” can be a synonym for “discouraged.” How are you supposed to overcome the competition to get a job? Especially if it’s been a long time since you’ve had to look for a position, you have a lot of obstacles to overcome. You know it’s futile to sit around and bemoan how tough it is to land a job; it’s up to you to act. Your first order of business is to network effectively and effic...
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