The Number One Secret to Writing a Great Resume
by Louise Fletcher - Feb, 2010
Search the web for ‘resume help’ or ‘resume advice’ and you’ll find lots of pearls of wisdom. All of which are true. But all of which are ultimately misleading. Most resume advice articles will tell you to focus on achievements not responsibilities, or to use lots of action-oriented words, or to be sure you communicate your ‘personal brand.’ I’ve written these articles myself and I meant well, I really did! But all of this ...
The State of Your Resume
by Debra Wheatman - Feb, 2010
Just recently I did a webinar regarding “Creating a Killer Resume.” Before the event we conducted an impromptu poll. Respondents were asked to rate their own resumes; they were given the following choices: 1. Below average 2. Average 3. Pretty good 4. Perfect This is what we found... More than half of the people (56%) selected average, in other words more than half of the respondents felt their resume was OK. Let...
Three Keys to Time Management: Prioritize, Decide, Set Boundaries
by Tai Goodwin - Feb, 2010
How often have you said, “If I only had more time, ” or, “I wish there were more hours in the day.” We say that often intending to imply that if we only had more time then we would get the rest we need or slow down to a more normal pace. But chances are that if we did have more hours in the day, we would immediately fill them up with more things to do instead of creating the space we need to take a much needed break. We don...
We’re All Connected Somehow...
by Dawn Bugni - Feb, 2010
I was going to title this, “It’s a small world after all”, but then “that song” would be stuck in our heads all day and I didn’t want to do that to us. I’m reading Malcolm Gladwell’s The Tipping Point. In it he recounts Stanley Milgram’s small world experiment, the original study about six-degrees of separation. (Which of course lead to the Kevin Bacon’s six degrees of separation game...but I digress.) This experiment real...
How About A Heads Up?
by Nan S. Russell - Feb, 2010
It didn't take long while on safari in Botswana, to begin to recognize the animal calls heralding a predator roaming in the area. What intrigued me was the pass-along path those calls took, from animal group to animal group. The shrieks of baboons, the trumpeting of elephants, the screams of francolins, the cries of impalas were picked up by adjacent animals and sent out for as long as the threat remained. In that predator-...
Don’t Underestimate The Power of The Thank You Letter
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Feb, 2010
Have you ever felt frustrated after an interview? Sure you have! I know you’ve mentally gone over your interview answers and…you remember what you DID NOT say and you realize you missed an opportunity to REINFORCE your candidacy. Well, this is why you write a strategic Thank You letter, which will position you back in the “game.” Of course, it all depends on how badly you’ve screwed things up. Sometimes, there is no backpe...
Job Search Smarter - Not Harder
by Debbie Shalom - Feb, 2010
You don’t need a Ph.D. to conduct a successful job search campaign. Achieving your career goals requires an organized strategy and disciplined approach. Below are six tips to help you SEARCH Smarter, Not Harder. Sell your value. What makes you unique? How will your strengths, skills, and accomplishments solve prospective employers’ problems? Determine your Unique Value Proposition (UVP) and use this information as an integr...
Don't Be Mr. or Ms. Negative
by Debra Wheatman - Feb, 2010
You have met them; you have been annoyed by them; you may have suffered because of them. They are the folks that always find problems; they tell you why it won't work; they always have an excuse for something that hasn't even happened yet and might never happen at all. These folks just bring down the energy of the room when they walk in the door. • They complain about the free food and drinks the company or coworkers pro...
The Two-Headed Monster
by Bob Maher - Feb, 2010
Specific to recruitment and placement activity and the Career Services Profession that provides support to both using groups, technology has long provided a siren song of improvements in quality and efficiency. After all, isn’t that exactly what technology represents...a tool for us to use? Here's where technology has really created a two-headed monster (with a small "m"). In my opinion, the largest, most utilized Interne...
21 Ways to Improve Your Resume
by Robin Ryan - Feb, 2010
Your resume gets a 15 second glance according Human Resources personnel and hiring managers. 15 Seconds! You have got to garner their interest fast or you are sunk. I’ve written over 5000 resumes and hired hundreds of people personally so I’ve seen most of the errors job hunters make that torpedo their resume. In today’s competitive job market more than ever your resume can be a door opener, or a career stopper. The firs...
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