How to find a job in 2011: pay attention to emotional intelligence
by Miriam Salpeter - Jan, 2011
A new calendar year encourages us to think about resolutions (for those who believe in them), making changes and fresh starts. Today’s post is one of many from members of the Career Collective community I co-coordinate with my colleague Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter. I encourage you to visit other members’ responses, which will linked at the end of my post tomorrow. Please follow our hashtag on Twitter: #careercollective. This mon...
Job Search: Which Methods Really Work?
by Todd Rhoad - Jan, 2011
Many aspiring executives flock to business schools to obtain the coveted MBA degree. Optimism oozes out of every pore, while visions of money, promotions, raises and opportunities dance in their head. Then, graduation comes. Uncertainty and doubt flood the mind as reality begins to take hold. They have to find a job and work now. For most MBA graduates, it’s not a daunting task. However, the trends are starting to change ...
Does Your Resume Have All The Pieces Of The Puzzle?
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Dec, 2010
Akin to constructing a jigsaw puzzle, preparing your interview-cinching resume requires the assembly of many interlocking career pieces, each with a small part of the picture on it that, when complete, produces a whole picture. Unfortunately, it is most common for a resume to resemble a starter jigsaw puzzle that, although ‘complete,’ is rudimentary and unsatisfying to the more sophisticated hiring decision-maker weeding th...
The Secret of Making an Impression After the Interview
by Ruth Shapiro - Dec, 2010
(This article is an excerpt adapted from my workbook, HOW TO WRITE JOB SEARCH LETTERS THAT LEAD TO INTERVIEWS) The interview is over. You thought it went well, but the employer was noncommittal. You have more appointments set up with other companies. But if you really want the job you just interviewed for it’s time to launch a follow-up campaign of three different letters that will keep you under consideration. How d...
Powerful ways to get your resume noticed
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Dec, 2010
As much as you may want to land your next job, you have to feel for the person who is reading your resume on the other side of the hiring table. I can attest to the brain drain that happens after reading hundreds of resumes with similar phrases and nearly identical conventions… giving the impression that they were all written by the SAME person! Generating attention during this hectic job market requires shaking things u...
Four Ways To Avoid An Outdated Resume
by Cathy Eng - Dec, 2010
Beyond the skills and experiences you list in your resume, the formatting and design you use says a lot about you. Recruiters and hiring managers can tell right away when they look at your resume whether you simply pulled a template off the internet and plugged in your information, or took the time to create a customized, up-to-date document that is a perfect representation of you. They know the current resume trends and pay a...
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...
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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