What to put on your resume
by Miriam Salpeter - Sep, 2012
You can design your resume to appear modern and appropriate for today’s job search, but it is equally important to include relevant content to appeal to the hiring manager. Most companies today are using a computerized system (known as an applicant tracking system, or ATS) to evaluate your materials; this means a human is not likely to see your resume unless you pass the initial, computerized scan. If you do not identify key w...
A powerful secret to career success
by Kim Meninger - Sep, 2012
After many years, I finally had an opportunity to read Carly Fiorina’s (former Chairman & CEO of Hewlett-Packard) book, Tough Choices. One of the things that really resonated with me was her approach to each new role, initiative, or challenge that she encountered. Before rolling up her sleeves and diving in, she took the time to ask lots of questions. She made an effort to understand as much as she could from as many people as...
How to Find a Job By Building Relationships
by John E. Kobara - Aug, 2012
Finding a job in today’s economy can be tough, but there are opportunities if you know where to look. The best way to find these opportunities is not through online job boards, the classifieds, or employment agencies—it’s by talking to people around you. Your network of friends, relatives, colleagues, and acquaintances is a valuable job search resource. Networking may sound intimidating, but it can be rewarding and fun, even...
USING YOUR WHINE FACTOR
by Nan S. Russell - Aug, 2012
Brian's work was exceptional. Still, as his boss, I rarely offered him additional responsibilities, never thought of promoting him, or selecting him for a critical project. Why? His whine factor got in the way. He was quick to complain to anyone who'd listen how much work was on his plate, or how hard or how late he worked. His whine factor was a protective shield that insured he didn't get more work to do. However, it also...
4 Tips for Making Your Resume A Perfect Match for Any Opening
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Aug, 2012
When a hiring manager reviews your resume you want them to say, “Wow! That person sounds like the perfect fit for the job!” And then, of course, they call you for the interview! So how do you create a resume that communicates that you’re exactly what they’re looking for in a new employee? Below are four tips for creating a perfect-match resume. Customization is critical Remember, you always want to tweak your resume wh...
5 Tips to working with Executive Recruiters
by Louise Garver - Aug, 2012
Are you harboring the love-hate relationship that many executives experience with recruiters? You love them when they call you about a job opportunity they are working on. And not so happy when they don’t return your calls or emails; seem aloof and uncaring. The thing to keep in mind is they are major players in the career services industry and with most major companies, they are an integral part of the hiring process. Her...
Blue Ocean Strategy - Identify your Niche in Crowded Job Market!
by Sharon Cohen - Aug, 2012
Are you using a Red Ocean strategy or a Blue Ocean Strategy? Worried about competing in the current job market? Feel like you're on the edge of a job search cliff? If you are in business school, then this MBA lingo will be commonplace. However, for those of us who aren't business majors it can be both annoying and intriguing. These days, it's common for job seekers to be compared to consumer products. Marke...
Executive Coach Tip: Adopting a New Habit? Try This Approach
by Andy Robinson - Aug, 2012
Old habits die hard and new habits can be difficult to sustain. Change is tough ... change requires willpower ... change requires determination, and ... change requires effort. Change is necessary if you're planning to adopt winning habits, particularly those that seem "foreign" to you or take you out of your "comfort zone." Winners, high achievers, super-star performers ALL have adopted winning habits -- habits that...
Why Social Networks Are Crucial to Getting Recruited
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Aug, 2012
Jobvite, a recruitment platform for the social Web, revealed in its 2012 Social Recruiting Survey that an increasing number of employers are using social networking as a vehicle to recruit candidates. In fact, 73% of employers said they hired a candidate through social media in 2012, compared with 63% in 2011. This revealing survey shows just how important it is for job seekers to showcase their talents on the Internet. Wi...
Getting Keen Career Advancements, Sideways
by Jason Stauffacher - Aug, 2012
I have a great friend, a friend of over 10 years, who just got hired in a major multinational corporation in St. Paul, Minnesota and Minneapolis, proper. It took a few years to get where he is. It’s a better business card by far and the perfect job title than he had even 4 years ago in Anoka. (I must change names to keep things matter of fact, but let’s call him Peter.) Peter was working the whole time, not looking the...
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