Striking the Perfect Balance on Your Resume
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Dec, 2010
Have you ever heard someone suggest the only way to get a job today is to lie on your resume? I’ve heard several people say this over the last few years. That said, consider this: I’ve also heard just about every recruiter and hiring manager I know complain they are tired of reading resumes that dramatically overstate a candidate’s qualifications for a job. Little White Lies: Who’s Going to Know? Some job seekers think t...
Worst Words To Put In Your Resume
by Debra Wheatman - Dec, 2010
The burning question when it comes to most résumés is how to wow them with the wonders of you all on an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper. For those readers who have seen my many blogs on résumé writing, you know I have no shortage of information regarding what you should include. Knowing what to leave off of your résumé is a topic that is of equal importance. Here is a list of chart topping résumé no-no’s: -Responsible for: ‘Res...
Would You Hire You?
by Debra Wheatman - Dec, 2010
I always feel satisfied when I complete a résumé for a client of mine and they say, “I look so good now – even I would hire me.” While having an outstanding résumé that highlights your true strengths is invaluable, it is equally important to seek opportunities that are realistic. Early in my career when I was in corporate HR, I cannot tell you the number of inappropriate résumés I received. It was so bad sometimes that I w...
Let Steve Jobs Help You Prepare For 2011
by Ramon Greenwood - Nov, 2010
If you haven’t already read THE INNOVATION SECRETS OF STEVE JOBS–INSANELY DIFFERENT PRINCIPLES FOR BREAKTHROUGH SUCCESS I recommend that you get a copy today and commit to studying it as you begin preparing to make 2011 your best career year ever. Apple CEO Steve Jobs is the master of innovation. This book lays out a powerful, positive, game-changing approach to innovation based on his Seven Principles of Innovation that...
Top Three Keys To Making A Great First Impression
by Cathy Eng - Nov, 2010
When you are job searching, you want to be prepared from all angles. Once you apply for a job, the microscope zooms in and you must be prepared to be examined. Putting your best foot forward when you are being so closely inspected involves more than presenting an error-free resume and wearing a nice smile. Here are the three pieces that fit together to shape how employers see you. Are you lacking in any of these areas? 1....
8 Ways to Make Your Age an Afterthought | Timeless Career Moves
by Dawn Lennon - Nov, 2010
There are a million ways to be self-defeating. Fretting about the impact of our age on our career is a popular one. I hear it all the time: -“I’m right out of college and stuck in an entry level job because I’m the only one who can show my older coworkers how to do stuff on their computers.” - “Because I’ve worked here my whole career, everyone thinks my ideas aren’t cutting edge enough.” -“No one takes my ideas seriou...
RECRUITING AND RETAINING TOP TALENT
by Dr. John Meeker - Nov, 2010
The most critical part of recruiting is to identify top talent, not only for the immediate open position but for other roles that will emerge over time. I found in my experience with managing academic, business and nonprofit organizations, the recruiting process must link with retention strategies. TO RECRUIT TOP TALENT, I RECOMMEND: • Define requirements of immediate role, project potential future roles, and define best fi...
How to Fire a Client or Partner
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2010
As a business and workplace author and speaker, I’m always getting asked about how to cope with getting fired, or how to fire a wayward employee. But no one ever talks about the best way to cut ties with an individual you’re working with as a client or a partner. In my native world of public relations, the idea of firing a client who is paying you is virtually unheard of. You simply put up with the abuse no matter how sev...
The Dos and Don’ts of Thank You Notes
by Lindsey Pollak - Nov, 2010
Last week I talked about how to ask people for advice. This week, I thought it would be helpful to talk about how to thank people for the advice (and any other assistance) you receive. How perfect that it’s Thanksgiving week, too! Here are my top tips: Email thank yous are acceptable. I admit I’ve changed my mind over the years about email thank you notes. For a long time, I preached the importance of sending handwritten...
Are you 45+ with an idea about how to make a difference?
by Miriam Salpeter - Nov, 2010
Do you have an idea that will make a difference in your community in the areas of education, social services, environment, health care or helping others engage in encore careers (careers that combine purpose, passion and a paycheck)? If you are at least 45 years old, take note! Civic Ventures (a think tank on boomers, work and social purpose) just announced its new Launch Pad contest, which is designed to discover five inspir...
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