Understanding the Power of You
by Adrianne L. Hooker - Dec, 2010
With Wisconsin unemployment rates hovering at nine percent, putting your best foot forward in your current work environment is an absolute requirement. If you’re employed or in search of employment, no matter the arena, consider branding yourself a complete and invaluable total package. In short, become an asset. Lets take a moment to explore the importance of soft skills. Essentially, soft skills are your people skills...
Facebook and Your Career
by Rosa Elizabeth Vargas - Dec, 2010
Excuse me. Come again? Are you kidding? What is the first thing you do when you want more information about ANY topic? About a celebrity? About a dream vacation? The weather? You Google it. That's right. I know you do. You Google it. What makes you think you are un-googleble? Simply put, Facebook can affect your online brand, your digital reputation, your corporate identity, and ultimately your employability. The most impo...
Cracking the Connection Code: Networking for the Introverted
by Mary Jeanne Vincent - Nov, 2010
Hi I'm Mary Jeanne Vincent, Career Expert and Strategist. I have a private career coaching. I help people just like you reframe their background, rediscover their expertise and reclaim their career to make smart and rewarding career choices. We’ve all heard it before: “Just get out there and network!” If it was that easy, we would already be doing it. So why is it so hard? Well, you’re an introvert, aren’t you? Enough said...
Job Search Essentials: New Resume, New Suit, New Attitude?
by Cathy Eng - Nov, 2010
When I was searching for my first corporate job, I was called a few days after an interview and told, "Thank you for coming in, however we’ve decided to offer the position to someone else." I politely thanked her and let her know I appreciated the interview and follow-up call. The next day, I received a call from the same person with a job offer. I remember her words so vividly: "I’ll bet you weren’t expecting to hear from me!...
Professional Resume Writer Declares Networking is Key
by Paul Freiberger - Nov, 2010
Talk to a professional resume writer or a career counselor and they’ll tell you that you need a high quality resume. You expect that. But you might surprised when they tell you that networking is even more important than the resume. As an example, consider former President Clinton, certainly a man with a strong resume. But even more than that, throughout his life Bill Clinton was always a superb networker. Back in the d...
5 Steps to Making the Most of LinkedIn
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Nov, 2010
After attending the Resume Writing Academy's E-Summit on Writing LinkedIn Profiles http://www.resumewritingacademy.com/esummit-writing-profiles.php, I am sharing a few key ideas that will help you make your LinkedIn profile and overall presence more appealing to recruiters, potential business partners, and customers. Most people filled out their LinkedIn profile several months or years ago and haven't touched it since. So...
LinkedIn, Jobs2Web, Monster’s CAN, Dominoes, and Newton’s Third Law of Motion
by Lou Adler - Nov, 2010
Every action has an opposite and equal reaction — Newton’s Third Law of Motion There is a dark side to a company’s ability to identify and recruit high-potential fully-employed passive candidates. The problem: the fully employed people they’re identifying, recruiting, and hiring now work for your company. So as LinkedIn’s “auto-connect your employees with every job posting” feature becomes more pervasive, and Doug Berg a...
Career Need a Boost? Give ‘Em Something to Talk About!
by Dawn Lennon - Nov, 2010
It’s easy to feel lost in the crowd these days. We’re often smothered in a crush of candidates for jobs we want or sequestered among a sea of cubicles. The pace of the daily grind makes face-to-face contact with our bosses brief and infrequent. Feeling faceless is dispiriting. It’s important to be seen. Acting out, complaining, or decorating our cubicles like Mardi Gras take us down the wrong path. A better strategy is to...
Tips for effective networking
by Alexandra Levit - Nov, 2010
The purpose of professional networking is to gain information, increase your visibility in your field, and establish personal connections that will help you advance in your career. No matter how much you love your job, you should always be looking for ways to expand your networks because, ideally, your contacts will follow you from position to position. A strong network allows you to get advice from trusted sources, to kee...
5-Step Facebook Makeover for Your Job Search
by Miriam Salpeter - Nov, 2010
With more than 550 million active users, if Facebook was a country, it would be the third largest behind only China and India. Facebook’s stats make it a hard-to-ignore social network for job seekers. The irony of recommending my clients consider using Facebook for professional networking does not escape me. Recently, someone who was contracting me for some workshops assumed that, when I suggested we incorporate something abo...
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