Tips to Succeed With In-Person Networking
by Miriam Salpeter - Jan, 2013
You've probably heard that candidates referred by friends are much more likely to be hired. Statistics regarding how many employers fill jobs via their networks vary, but some toss around numbers as high as 80 percent. No matter the exact figures, no one doubts that networking helps job seekers. There are many ways for job seekers to expand the numbers of people who know, like, and trust them and who may be willing to serv...
5 Ways to Maximize Your Annual Performance Evaluation
by Kim Meninger - Jan, 2013
Annual performance evaluations are managed differently by company, as well as by leader. Some managers use the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogues with their employees, offering constructive feedback, as well as valuable insights on how to take the next step. Others view performance evaluations as yet another administrative task to cross off a long list of action items. Regardless of how your manager typically...
3 Common Resume Problems – Does Your Resume Fall Prey to One of These?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jan, 2013
Are you overlooking common resume blunders on your resume? I review job seeker resumes on a daily basis and I find the same three mistakes being repeated by countless job seekers. Below I’ve listed them so you can take a good look at your own resume and make some adjustments. Using An Objective Statement The problem with an objective statement is twofold. First, the employer already knows your objective is to get the j...
Executives: Highlighting Accomplishments in Your Resume a Must!
by Louise Garver - Jan, 2013
It’s that time of year when smart executives take a look at their resumes to update. What has changed over the last year? New email address? Changed jobs? Successfully completed new projects? Overcame challenging business issues? Whatever the circumstances, your resume needs to be refreshed at least once a year. What’s one of the biggest changes a resume should display when refreshed? New accomplishments—your success s...
These Two Phrases on Your Resume Are Why It Just Hit the Trash Can
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Jan, 2013
Does your resume read like a job description? Is it one long list of bullets that contain the phrases duties included or responsible for? Sought-after candidates (the ones whose phones are ringing off the hook for interviews while you’re struggling to get one call-back) don’t include phrases like these on their resumes. I hate to be so blunt but hey, you need to know. Stop selling yourself short in your job search. You CAN hav...
Don’t give your all-star employee a reason to become a free agent
by Stacy Kelly - Jan, 2013
Retention of quality employees is critical to the success of an organization, not only for top notch service to be delivered to customers, but for the bottom line return to the business owners and shareholders. Recruiting and training new employees can be the most costly aspect of running a business. So when the phone rings, and someone like me is on the other line, how do you “recruiter proof” your All-Stars? Well, here a...
Retirement Plans Important in Career Management
by Georgia Adamson - Jan, 2013
If you have not yet considered eventual retirement as a part of your overall career management, I encourage you to start now. We all know that the economy and job market have become seriously more challenging over the past several years. What you might not have thought enough about is whether you need to revamp your career management planning in light of the need to cover your retirement years. While I tend to be an optimi...
7 Job Search Networking Mistakes You Don’t Know You Are Making
by Michelle Dumas - Jan, 2013
Professional networking isn’t for amateurs. Or the faint of heart. In fact, if mismanaged, your professional networking efforts may actually hinder, rather than advance, your career. People are often unaware that they are making job search networking mistakes and that’s assuming they even know such mistakes are possible. You can engage in various levels of professional networking. The least complicated way requires...
Is Your College Committed
by Bob Roth - Jan, 2013
What does it look like when your college is fully committed to student employment success? As they say, “You will know it when you see it.” When your college is fully committed to student employment success, everyone in the entire college community (not just the Career Services Office) is both responsible for and accountable for helping students learn about, prepare for, find and land good jobs. Therefore, if you are...
Sales and Communications: 16 Bad Habits You Can Change
by Dr. Maynard Brusman - Jan, 2013
Creating a positive experience for customers is every employee’s job, including those who work outside the sales department. Unfortunately, training often overlooks key interpersonal skills for influencing others. Workers at all levels fail to understand that: Customer expectations for the sales experience have increased. Customers enjoy a broader, more competitive selection of products and services. There is often...
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