True Story of an Accidental Blogger: on her 50th Blog-iversary!
by Sharon Cohen - Dec, 2010
Do you love this career blog? Do you wonder how I got started? Considering launching your own blog? My true story as an "accidental blogger"... As I sat down to write my weekly blog post, a pop up appeared that there were 50 blog posts written in My Career Managers's account! I'd like to celebrate my blog-iversary - 50 posts + this one, by sharing my story with you. I hope it inspires you... I first began blogg...
Making the Most of Working With a Recruiter
by Caitlin McNally - Dec, 2010
As you know, looking for a job can be challenging and frustrating. This is especially true if you feel you've already utilized all of your resources. If your job search has been ongoing, now is the time to review some of your tools to make sure you're utilizing them to their fullest potential. For instance, have you been making the most of working with your recruiter? Recruiters can work as an extension of your job search a...
4 Ways to Get More Done in Your Job Search
by Kevin Donlin - Dec, 2010
It’s been said that time isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. When you’re job hunting, this is especially true. Because every day spent in the wrong job (or in no job) can seem like an eternity to you and your family. As we wind down the year this month, here are four tips to help you save time and get more done every day, so you can find your next job faster … #1: Plan Every Day “A lifetime is composed of days,...
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...
To Every College President, Faculty Member Administrator and Staff Member
by Bob Roth - Dec, 2010
Have you let your students down? Don’t answer too quickly. You probably have. Most colleges come up short in the area that students and their parents care about most. That’s why you should act on the following information. The one thing that students care about most is graduating from college with a great job. They want to get off on the right foot and launch their careers in a good paying job with a respected em...
4 Ways to Balance Your Job Search
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Dec, 2010
Whenever I talk to job seekers who have been unsuccessfully searching for work for a long time, I often hear a common theme. These candidates have spent almost 100% of their job search time sitting behind a computer searching through online job ads. This is simply not the most effective use of your time out of the workforce. Here are some tips for balancing your activity during your search: Make a point to network every sin...
Does Your Brand Really Communicate What You Think It Does?
by Alexia Vernon - Dec, 2010
Although we like to think that we are pretty good at identifying how others see us, most of us can still use a studio audience from time-to-time to test out our assumptions. I received a clear reminder of this in one of my recent workshops. When sharing her WOW Factor–the 3 most significant and positive qualities about herself–a participant mentioned something that really didn’t ring true for me in the couple of hours I had sp...
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...
Would You Hire You?
by Debra Wheatman - Dec, 2010
I always feel satisfied when I complete a résumé for a client of mine and they say, “I look so good now – even I would hire me.” While having an outstanding résumé that highlights your true strengths is invaluable, it is equally important to seek opportunities that are realistic. Early in my career when I was in corporate HR, I cannot tell you the number of inappropriate résumés I received. It was so bad sometimes that I w...
Top Three Keys To Making A Great First Impression
by Cathy Eng - Nov, 2010
When you are job searching, you want to be prepared from all angles. Once you apply for a job, the microscope zooms in and you must be prepared to be examined. Putting your best foot forward when you are being so closely inspected involves more than presenting an error-free resume and wearing a nice smile. Here are the three pieces that fit together to shape how employers see you. Are you lacking in any of these areas? 1....
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