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  • Don't Make This Mistake Assessing Job Candidates
    by Lindsey Pollak - August 8, 2017
    Strong GPA. Check. Impressive internship. Check. The right technical certifications. Check. Seems like you’ve found the perfect candidate. But before you make an offer, there’s one more area to assess that can make or break job performance — soft skills. According to a LinkedIn survey, more than 60 percent of hiring managers say these can be challenging to screen for. Here are some tips to h...
  • 5 Resume Must-Haves For a Better Job Search in 2017
    by Louise Garver - August 7, 2017
    Whether you are a seasoned executive or a manager with an eye set on elevating to an executive level role, you need to be aware of how the below resume writing tips impact the effectiveness of your job search. 1. Profile section. According to Dummies.com, “A career summary [profile] section should be a descriptive selling point distilled from your past accomplishments to emphasize your future value to the potential...
  • The One #SMH Resume Mistake I See Daily That Doesn't Discriminate
    by Lisa Rangel - August 4, 2017
    This 1 #SMH mistake does not discriminate. Smart people. Not-so-smart people. Executives. Professionals. Entry-level. Corporate. Not-For-Profit. Academic. Military-To-Civilian. Marketing. Finance. Scientific. Law. IT. Highly educated. Not-so-highly educated. This 1 #SMH mistake is committed by everyone at all levels from all walks of life every day. I see this error daily. All. The. Time. Le...
  • Research Is Crucial Before Career Change
    by Carole Kanchier - August 1, 2017
    Fran jumped into her home delivery meal service without researching similar businesses. She soon gave it up because she had to work extra hours. Ben knew all about his options before returning to school. He loves teaching. Researching career options takes time, but the benefits are numerous. It reduces uncertainty, tempers fantasies and saves considerable time, energy and money. In addition to knowing yourself, researching...
  • What Your Resume Says About You
    by Robin Schlinger - July 31, 2017
    One of the most important things your resume can say about you—before anyone reads a word—is that you are a professional. How does the resume say that? It is formatted cleanly, with your name and content information clearly visible on top and with consistent alignment, font size, and bolding or italics. On closer inspection, it uses standard English spelling and grammar. Once hiring managers or recruiters begin...
  • 4 Ways to Stop Hating Networking and Make it More Fun
    by Lisa Rangel - July 28, 2017
    Fact: I used to despise networking. A sense of dread would come over me. I would do it, but I hated it. I established routines to network regularly, but I would fall off the wagon and have to start over again. I dreaded starting over even more, but I would do it. I have come to learn this is a common vibe among a lot of us. Regardless of the need to network – need a new job, drum up business, update ski...
  • Landing a Job After Being Let Go
    by Caroline Dowd-Higgins - July 27, 2017
    Job searches are always hard, but going through them after being let go can make them even harder. Not only is your morale low, but there is a sense of pressure to quickly find a job as to not feel the impact of lost wages. It takes an organization an average of about fifty-two days to hire on a candidate for an open position. While a month and a half might not seem like a long time, it is long enough to cause serious harm to...
  • Got A Job Offer? Don't Blow It Now!
    by Thea Kelley - July 18, 2017
    In the job interview process, getting the offer may seem like 'the easy part. But mishandling this big moment can cost you thousands in lost salary – or even the job. It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped. – Tony Robbins This post is based on chapter 17 of my book, Get That Job! The Quick and Complete Guide to a Winning Interview. The Big Moment: Getting the Job O...
  • Must Job Searching Be A Full-Time Job?
    by Debra Wheatman - July 5, 2017
    At some point in their careers, many people will find themselves on the wrong side of a conversation with HR and will be victims of a layoff. This is a traumatic event, to be sure, and friends and family are likely to offer some well-meaning, but misguided, advice. One such piece of worn out advice that refuses to die is “Looking for a new job is a full-time job!” The truth is that it’s not about how many...
  • Having Trouble Finding The Truth About Executive Resume Writing? Consider These Tips
    by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - June 30, 2017
    “Truth is like beauty; it lies in the mind of the beholder” ? Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom While concepts and strategies for building a hard-working executive resume abound, the absolute truth about executive resume writing is less clear. Some career experts suggest otherwise, admonishing fleshier resumes and advising you must write so tight that not only does the fat get chucked but a...