Avoid Overused Words In Resumes
by Ramon Greenwood - Dec, 2010
Linkedin has just published a list of the ten most overused words in resumes with the advice to “scrap the words altogether from…resumes and profiles and instead focus on details of the job (being pursued), like how many people they supervised or how much they increased sales.” The words and phrases to avoid are: innovative, dynamic, motivated, extensive experience, results-oriented, proven track record, team player, fast p...
Is Your Personal Brand Wrong?
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Dec, 2010
A careerist said to me, “I need your help. I need to REBRAND my resume.” Okay. So, I was expecting, “I need a resume like yesterday.” Perhaps, “What is resume branding?” But, an outright “rebrand” —well! If I wasn’t already sitting… Why a Rebrand? You see, this careerist had developed a strong brand; earned a reputation as a ‘department savior.’ The problem? Most of the job offers were coming from companies in need of...
How To Disguise A Checkered Work History
by Cathy Eng - Dec, 2010
Many of us have, even through no fault of our own, had a bumpy work history. This may be due to lay-offs, illnesses, temporary contractual work, staying home to raise children, career transitions, or a myriad of other situations. You may have perfectly legitimate reasons; however an employer may not understand why you have short tenures or gaps between jobs – they just want the best candidate for the job. But have no fear!...
Guerrilla Job Interview Secrets
by Kevin Donlin - Dec, 2010
The competition for jobs today is tough. And that means you will face some pretty tough interview questions from employers, who can afford to be choosy. This is where David Perry, a working recruiter with 22 years of experience, and author of “Guerrilla Marketing for Job Hunters 2.0,” can help you. I interviewed Perry, who offers the following advice to help turn your next interview into a job offer … Kevin Donli...
Using Social Media in Your Job Search – Confidentially
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Dec, 2010
We often work with people who are still employed but who have seen the writing on the wall for the future of their companies. They seek us out to proactively start their job search process before they find themselves in a desperate situation. Many who are currently employed are nervous about sending any signals that they are seeking new opportunities. So what can you do to keep your job search confidential while using social m...
Essential Traits of a Trusted Advisor
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Dec, 2010
Enlightened businesses today hire leadership consultants and executive coaches to help with their leadership development programs. However, increasingly a number of my clients now prefer me to help them in the role of trusted advisor rather than expert consultant. This special partnership based on mutual respect and collaboration produces sustained results. The role of trusted advisor is collaborative, transparent and fierce...
Create a Career Strategy
by Wendy Adams - Dec, 2010
With millions of college graduates entering the legitimate job market within the next year, the main question employers will be asking is, "How skilled and prepared will this workforce be?" Many undergrads will be compelled to stay in school, increasing the school loan burden and attempting to improve their chances of being hired. Without a clear career strategy or focus, however, it is likely that this first "real" job will...
by Wendy Adams - Dec, 2010
When was the last time tuned-up your career assets? What exactly are career assets? These are those things that allow you to seamlessly win the career race every time you compete. After all, everyone knows the best time to look for a new job is when you don’t need one. “Wait a minute,” you say. “Why would I want to look if I am great where I am?” Well, like a flamingo with your head in the sand-what you don’t know WILL hu...
Five Ways To Make Your Resume Jump Off The Page
by Cathy Eng - Dec, 2010
Imagine you are vying for a great position against 50 other equally qualified applicants (not far-fetched in today's job market). Now imagine your resume is at the bottom of the stack, only to be given a recruiter's 10-second glance after hours of scanning resumes. Does your resume blend in with the rest or does it shout "READ ME"? To get noticed your resume must be brief yet illustrative, professional yet unique, interesting...
Preparing for Different Types of Interviews
by Thomas J. Denham - Dec, 2010
Failure to prepare for an interview is the number one reason candidates do not get an offer. It’s important to know the different types of interviews you may encounter. When you schedule the interview, ask them, “Can you tell me a little bit about the structure of the interview?” Any information they give your can only help you alter your style and techniques to effectively present yourself and your qualifications. In addi...
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