Four Classic Quotes about Your Job Search
by Kevin Donlin - Jan, 2010
What can Leonardo da Vinci and Will Rogers tell you about finding a job? Plenty, it turns out. Read on for some new twists on timeless advice that might help you get hired faster... 1. "Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active." - Leonardo da Vinci Does this mean sloth-like behavior can make you a productive job hunter? Not quite. In fact, much work is done by your subconscious...
Hello...Hello...Is My Brand In There?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jan, 2010
I recently read an article in BusinessWeek about famous movie director Brett Ratner. I was intrigued by the article because on the front page it had a picture of him with the caption, “Brand-minded filmmaker Brett Ratner.” I thought to myself, what does Brett Ratner know about branding? Simply stated, more than most! The article discusses his recent endeavors into the world of advertising and marketing and how he incorpo...
Seeking Jobs For Too Long
by Claudine Vainrub - Jan, 2010
With unemployment of over 10% and the decrease in new job offers, candidates are finding it harder and harder to secure new posts quickly. More often than ever, we are seeing professionals seek new work for 6, 7, 8 months and even over a year. What are the disadvantages of a long job search process and how to combat them? Job search processes can take longer than expected for several reasons. One is when seeking senior exec...
Should Your Resume Writer Be Social Media-Savvy?
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Jan, 2010
Much has been written about the impact of social media in the careers industry, with plenty of accolades for the role of Twitter and LinkedIn in the job hunt. Of course, there’s still many holdouts in the job-seeking community. But what about career professionals themselves? Should your resume writer or career coach know how to use social media—and what are the implications of working with a service provider who is lacki...
Do You Foster Helplessness or a
by David Lee - Jan, 2010
In these rather challenging times, you need ALL of your employees thinking and acting like winners, not throwing up their hands in defeat or metaphorically curling up in the fetal position. How you communicate with them plays a huge role in which kind of workforce you get. Just recently, I heard two examples that illustrated opposite approaches to communication by senior management. One approach virtually guaranteeing wh...
Functional or Dysfunctional?
by Harry Urschel - Jan, 2010
People seem to get passionate about whether a Functional resume is ever appropriate versus a Chronological format to best represent their experience. If you’re not familiar with the terms...a "Functional" resume lays out the functional experience you’ve had related to the field you are pursuing. It may break down the experience by specific areas of responsibility and accomplishments. It may, or may not, indicate the compani...
Looking For a New Job? Try Your Current Employer
by Tai Goodwin - Jan, 2010
When most people think of a getting a new job, the first thought is to look outside of their current employer. If you are in a small company with lots of “lifers” where many of the roles are set, an external move may be your only option. But if you work for a mid to large-sized company that actively recruits to fill positions, the first place to start may be your internal job board. There are several things that could be pr...
A Case Against Multiple LinkedIn Profiles
by Joshua Waldman - Jan, 2010
In the last few days, I’ve been asked 3 times this same question: How can I use social media to promote multiple businesses/interests and also have a profile that is effective for job seeking? Someone said to me recently, “There are 14 million unemployed in America. That’s a lot of entrepreneurs!” There are people who have found their passion, or at least a business interest that they wouldn’t have had the freedom to...
Building Trust Means First Setting Clear Expectations
by Dee McCrorey - Jan, 2010
"I don't feel that my team members have my back," one of my coaching clients, "Merrall", said leaning forward in her chair during our Skype call. Watching her posture and expression on the video screen, I could see her frustration with the current situation. "What does having your back look like?" I asked. "It means giving me a heads up about situations that could bite me in the backside when I least expect it." Le...
Skirting Around Risk Taking - Why Giving Voice to the Word Matters
by Dee McCrorey - Jan, 2010
I read the Harvard Business Review blog article "How Do Innovators Think?" with its focus on "inquisitiveness". A great attribute to have, indeed, and one that speaks to someone's curious nature. But as the authors discovered, inquisitiveness on its own doesn't always translate into action. And without action, curiosity is just another nine-letter word that never moves anyone to innovate. The six-year study surveying 3,000...
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