All Blog Posts Tagged 'Career' (189)

In Every Dream Job...A Heartache?

“Such a shame, it’s my absolute dream job but I just don’t feel that I can stay”



How often do recruiters hear that?



A candidate said that to me last week. In this case, her problem was her boss...try as she might she found it impossible to have a harmonious working relationship and efforts to work through this had failed. She wants the bits of the jobs that she enjoys – challenge, responsibility, flexibility – but in another environment.



She’s not the first,… Continue

Added by Mervyn Dinnen on April 29, 2010 at 6:41pm — 1 Comment

Never Too Old!



By Pat Meehan



There is nothing more enlightening than to watch a person who has worked for a company for thirty or more years to continue to improve himself/ herself and have visions of his/her career future. It is so commendable when a person, who is fifty…
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Added by Pat Meehan on April 29, 2010 at 5:44pm — 1 Comment

Utilizing Networking in Your Career

By Pat Meehan

Building a network over a lifetime is the most accountable thing we can do. It is the epitome of being a proactive person. Day by day, we build on this chain of meaningful personal relationships to which we can exchange the gifts of our ideas and influence. We should value these relationships and put great trust in them as they continue to develop. Stephen Covey teaches that a relationship is like an “emotional bank account.” We must nurture this emotional bank…

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Added by Pat Meehan on April 29, 2010 at 12:13am — No Comments

Self-Improvement comes in Small Steps



By Pat Meehan



Each person has many opportunities for self-improvement that fall in line with his/her self –awareness, or “realized, developed skills.” The recipe for effective self-improvement is as…
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Added by Pat Meehan on April 26, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Help! What Should I Exclude From My Resume?

When sitting in front of your potential next employer, in a job interview, the most essential piece of paper which adds instant credibility to your personal brand is not your college degree – it’s your resume!



We recently turned to Certified Resume Writer Violet Nikolici Lowery, President of A Plus Professional Resumes and Creator of “Pimp My Crappy Resume”, to address a frequently asked question by Job Seekers – “Should I include… Continue

Added by Carlos Gil on April 19, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

What the Olympics can Teach Us About Career Management, Recruiting Success, And Life

You know I sit in awe of the sunset, and I sit in awe of the incredible ride of 2009, and now a promising year in 2010. All of us can have more hope now, as the sun sets on a very bad economic wave, that propelled everyone to near despair at times, and for others, reminded them of just how important life is. I sit at my computer tonight full of perspective, full of new knowledge, the capacity…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on February 19, 2010 at 2:33am — 2 Comments

Is Your Career in Need of Jugaad?

"Jugaad are things poor but clever people do to make the most of the resources they have. They do what they need to do, without regard to what is supposed to be possible (Wikipedia)."



Jugaad is working… Continue

Added by Laurie Bell on February 10, 2010 at 12:56pm — 2 Comments

The Career of Champions: When Economic Circumstances Teach You How To Reinvent Yourself

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…

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Added by Mike Rasmussen on February 6, 2010 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Make sure you have a product before jumping on the ‘Personal Brand’ band wagon

“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 — No Comments

Social Media At Work & Creating A Platinum LinkedIn Profile-Web 2.0 goes 3.0



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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 — No Comments

Personal vs Work...you in or out?

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 — No Comments

Talent +Hard Work +Character = Success

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 — 2 Comments

Being Creative Vs. Being Artistic

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 — No Comments

What's Your Tribe?

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 — 1 Comment

Relationship are in important in ANY business!

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Added by Brian K. Johnston on November 5, 2009 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Tips for Job Seekers: How To Work With A Recruiter In Your Job Search

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 — 1 Comment

Tough Job Search? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions!

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 — 1 Comment

What's on the College Career Fair Menu? Make Your Company Stand Out

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 — No Comments

5 Social Media Rules for Your Job Search!

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 — 1 Comment

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