This blog post is going to be exceptionally personal. You have been warned. A few months ago, I stood looking down on the San Francisco Bay, at Sunset looking west from the Oakland Hills-when I snapped this picture. It was at that time I told myself, I had what it takes to make a difference in my profession, I could put people back to work, and really help propel myself forward to a career track of greatness. I thought of the beautiful… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on February 6, 2010 at 4:00am —
“You now have to decide what ‘image’ you want for your brand. Image means personality. Products, like people, have personalities, and they can make or break them in the market place.” – David Ogilvy
A lot has been said in the past few years about personal branding. A term introduced in the early 80´s by Al Ries and Jack Trout in their book: "Positioning: The Battle for your Mind". In chapter 23 Ries and Trout point that you can benefit by using positioning strategy to advance… Continue
Added by Jose J. Ruiz on February 2, 2010 at 6:00pm —
Social Media at Work-Linkedin Training-Final-rev.pdf
Well, I just got back from a great event, where some new friends helped put on a great social media and networking opportunity for our professional associations, jointly sponsored by the BYU Management… Continue
Added by Mike Rasmussen on January 29, 2010 at 2:00am —
I sit here on the plane, contemplating what is important in life and how so many things can get lost in the day-to-day. Conversely, there is so much to add to your life if you take the time to experience and
appreciate as it happens. Platitudes, I know…..Yesterday a colleague and I got to spend time with some new friends, learn a tremendous amount, share experiences and begin to build a relationship. I am at once overwhelmed and energized by the trip.… Continue
Added by Shannon Russo on January 19, 2010 at 9:04pm —
Well, it’s NFL playoff season and while it’s a bit cliché, sports really are a good metaphor for life and career. It’s not enough to be talented and it’s not enough to just want something. Now, I’m going to come clean here and proclaim myself a Green Bay Packers fan. I like other teams but as a native New Yorker I’ve seen teams leave my city and that’s something that the Packers won’t do. And it’s such an underdog of a small market compared with the rest of the league.
But aside from… Continue
Added by James Seetoo on January 7, 2010 at 8:24pm —
Over Thanksgiving I had a chance to catch up with some old friends from college and reminisce about some of the great times we had. That was several years ago now, and quite a few things have changed, but nothing has changed more than the definition of spending the evening "chasing girls". Just take a look at the difference in the meaning of the phrase in 1999 and present day:
* 1999 - Going to college parties and staying out until 3 am trying to give any attractive single ladies… Continue
Added by Eric Osterman on December 1, 2009 at 10:58pm —
Do you lead one? Do you have one? It's a pretty good question these days since there's a lot of talk about Tribes going around. And it seems to be an evolving situation but an interesting one since it's apparent that it's becoming a very powerful cultural phenomenon. I would say that it's probably because of the increased connectivity we all have allows us access to people who have the same views and values. For more on Tribes, I would recommend Seth Godin's book, oddly enough titled:… Continue
Added by James Seetoo on November 19, 2009 at 3:42pm —
Added by Brian K. Johnston on November 5, 2009 at 5:55pm —
I'm a Career Coach.
I know, I know. . . many of you probably think that makes me "the bad guy." Afterall, as a group we spend a lot of time dissing recruiters and teaching job seekers how to "work around" recruiters. The truth is, Career Coaches have their place in the HR recruitment process, just as recruiters do. Not everyone will work with a recruiter, nor should they. In fact you probably would appreciate it if FEWER job seekers sought out your services. As a recruiter you are… Continue
Added by Sean Harry on November 3, 2009 at 12:00pm —
Is your job search taking longer than expected? Most are right now. Certainly the difficult job market is making things harder. However, a great number of people could speed up the process by asking themselves five critical questions.
Take time, think them through, be honest, and your job search may improve dramatically!
1. What makes me unique?
Companies are seeing dozens or hundreds of resumes for each opening. They interview several people as well. It doesn’t… Continue
Added by Harry Urschel on October 28, 2009 at 10:30am —
For a college student, entering a College Career Fair venue is like walking into a cafeteria. Both facilities are crammed with decisions, persuasion and the uncertainty of what to choose or where to turn next. Sure, students have to do some impressing, but at College Career Fairs, companies are the ones who possess the task of attracting top talent. Students and representatives from companies both play eminent roles in the career fair game. Students have to take off their sweats, conjure up a… Continue
Added by Laura Gargolinski on October 27, 2009 at 3:57pm —
Looking for a new job? Be smart online! Your activity on the internet may make or break your chances of getting a job you want. Too often people sabotage their job search by leaving a trail online of careless, controversial, or foolish posts, pictures, or comments. Others use their time online to create an image that screams “Hire me!”
Here are five rules to follow to help insure your success:
1. Maximize your LinkedIn profile.
LinkedIn is a tremendous tool for your… Continue
Added by Harry Urschel on October 26, 2009 at 3:32pm —
Staying fluid to the changing times is as necessary as the air you breathe to support your life. Change is constant. Inclement weather to clear skies, poverty to abundance, fear to certainty, unemployed to employed, in order to remain current you need to embrace change like an old familiar friend. Remaining flexible and being confident that change is imminent whichever way the wind is blowing will help you. Go ahead and bend really, you won’t break.
Your career will take shape when… Continue
Added by Lisa Kaye on August 27, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Gina and I met while networking on LinkedIn. She is someone who has successfully found multiple jobs this year who was happy to share her experience with us.
Thanks again for volunteering for this. Can you give the folks a quick over-view of your background and the circumstances that led to your unemployment.
My background is Marketing and Administration. I have moved from High Tech Marketing in the Bay Area, to Newspaper Marketing, to… Continue
Added by Duane Roberts on August 24, 2009 at 2:30am —
I'm continuing to interview successful job seekers and have just posted my interview with Ross Dreher. Check out what he did to find a job. You might even learn a thing or two.
Thanks again for being a part of this little social job search experience.
First, can you give a brief over view of your background and the circumstances that led to your unemployment?
My background is in IT sales, specifically as a software sales… Continue
Added by Duane Roberts on August 21, 2009 at 1:35am —
Hello and good day!
Brian will be lead presenter at http://www.opportunitiesknocking.com/events.shtml?id=2
Do you need a Headhunter?
The program will help you learn how to find a Recruiter that can introduce you to appropriate candidate employers, and give you insight into "The Mind of the Recruiter."
* Why you work with a Headhunter?
* How does the job search typically flow when you use a Headhunter?--start to finish?
* How to locate… Continue
Added by Brian K. Johnston on August 13, 2009 at 12:56pm —
I've started a series where I interview the every day job seeker and have them share what's worked in their job search. Thought you'd find it interesting.
Thank you again for taking the time to share with us what you've done to land your job.
Can you give a brief over view of your background and the circumstances that led to your unemployment?
My background is electrical engineering, my degree is from RWTH Aachen University in Germany. I… Continue
Added by Duane Roberts on August 12, 2009 at 1:58am —
If you are looking for a job, now is not the time to let the pressures of your job search keep you down. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve had conversations with many, many people that have spent the last 6 months+ on the job hunt. In their minds they have tried every tip or tool known to man:
- Rewrote resumes
- Posted and searched on every job board
- Attended every network meeting (including virtual) in a 60 mile radius
- Sent resumes to countless warm leads and… Continue
Added by Duane Roberts on July 31, 2009 at 6:49pm —
Whether your career website welcomes online applications or disseminates information about your firm, it can be an important tool in the art of recruitment communications. In fact, in today's world, your company's presence on the Internet may be critical, enabling round-the-clock communication with potential candidates. From anywhere in the world, at any hour of the day or night, your career website “speaks” to everyone who drops by for a virtual visit.
An effective employment… Continue
Added by Valerie Ellinor on July 13, 2009 at 12:30pm —
That’s not a typo. I’m not talking about writing a job description. I’m talking about you writing a job wanted description. I’m sure you already have a resume, cover letter and business cards to pass out but here’s a thought - why not create a job wanted description that tells the hiring manager or company exactly who you are, what you do well and what you’re looking for. Let’s discuss how this would differ from a resume.
What are you trying to accomplish? Anyone who reads your job… Continue
Added by Duane Roberts on July 8, 2009 at 1:13am —