Celebrating Kindness Day – How to help a job seeker
by Miriam Salpeter - Apr, 2011
Today, my colleague Phyllis Mufson invited me to participate in “Kindness Day.” Via her blog, she suggests perpetrating kindness via Twitter by doing and tweeting acts of kindness, using the hashtag (search tag) #Kindness. Writing about job search and interacting regularly with job seekers, I thought it made sense to also contribute a brief blog with tips about how to be kind to job seekers. It’s very easy to make half-hear...
Spring Graduates – Polish Your Resume NOW And Avoid The Panic!
by Cathy Eng - Apr, 2011
Whether you’ve gone back to school for your Master’s degree or you’re finishing up your undergrad, now is THE time to get your resume ready to start networking and marketing with potential employers. Don't assume that by listing your degree and school, you are finished - far from it! You are selling yourself and your education short by not utilizing essential job skills you earned during your time in school. Besides, preparin...
A Strategy for Work/Life Balance
by Thomas J. Denham - Apr, 2011
We have more to do now in our personal and professional lives than ever before. We are ruled by haste and urgency; we race from one thing to the next. The result: we feel fragmented and often depressed. There is so much mental clutter in our minds that it is sometimes hard to even start. Achieving balance comes from regularly answering a series of questions. Here is my ten step plan: 1. Become Aware - The very first s...
Average Students Can Compete For Good Jobs
by Bob Roth - Apr, 2011
Good paying jobs with respected employers attract the attention of many highly qualified college students. That means that the competition will be stiff. Therefore, students who plan to compete must find ways to stand out from the competition. Many students achieve average grades (C+, B-) in college. However, as you know, many employers only seek students with a CUM of 3.0 or higher. That means that average students mus...
How to make it easier to find you online
by Miriam Salpeter - Apr, 2011
Job seekers often hear how important it is to make it easy to find information about you online. Why? A Cross-Tab research study, Online Reputation in a Connected World, points out: - 75 percent of HR departments are expected to research candidates online - 89 percent of hiring managers and recruiters review candidates’ professional online data - 86 percent of employers believe a positive online reputation influences t...
SETTING BOUNDARIES: THE PSYCHOLOGICAL CONTRACT
by Wendy Adams - Apr, 2011
How successful do you want to be? If you prescribe as many do, to the Psychological Contract, you expect to at the very least feel as if you are supported in your success on the job. Whenever an employee and employer enter into a relationship, there are assumptions that they share the same or similar beliefs around the arrangement. Basic needs for success on the job must be met through the provision of resources. These re...
Tips for times of transition: Part 2 – Career marketing strategies for job seekers
by Dawn Bugni - Apr, 2011
Career marketing strategies for job seekers 6. Set up a LinkedIn account. Fill out the profile completely including a professional picture of you. A friend or family member can take the picture, but be sure you look like you’re ready for business. LinkedIn is not Facebook. Approach each venue appropriately. When you invite someone, customize the invitation. And if invited, take a moment to send back a quick note to your conne...
by Nan S. Russell - Mar, 2011
It was a dimly lit restaurant. Still she was dressed in pink, and while I admit it's hard to tell the gender babies, clothing color is a reliable clue. So, it surprised me when the waitress began playing with my granddaughter, asking "How old is he?" Twenty minutes later, that same waitress served our dinners into my daughter-in-law's lap, spilling the contents of her tray as she approached the table. We made light of the o...
Quit Your Job; Before Your Job Quits You
by Marcia Robinson - Mar, 2011
You know it's time to quit your job, or at least work on a "quit-your-job" plan when your industry is becoming obsolete or changing right before your eyes. Prior to working in higher education, I worked for almost 20 years in the aviation, airline and travel industry. I began my career as an Air Traffic Controller, spent 5 years in airline operations and several years in leisure and corporate travel management. As the ...
Cleaning Up Your Digital Footprint
by Caitlin McNally - Mar, 2011
The demographics of social media users are ever changing and expanding. Social media once seemed like it was the sole domain of college students and young professionals, but it has now sparked the interest of seasoned professionals and baby boomers. While it is now easier to connect with potential employers and networking contacts, it is also easier for them to find out more information about you, good and bad. According to...
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