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Category: Career

Guide to Using LinkedIn for Job Search

The world of job hunting is changing dramatically right now, primarily because of social media. If you haven't been paying attention to social media, and particularly to LinkedIn, you have some catching up to do. You cannot afford to ignore LinkedIn today.

12 Surprising Job Interview Tips

You’re almost there. Your resume landed you an interview and now it’s time to seal the deal. So what’s the best way to prepare? To find the answer, I looked back on my interviews, sifted through research, and most importantly, asked employees from today’s most coveted companies. I tried to find deep insights beyond the typical “sit up straight!” and “dress to impress!” tips we hear too much. Below you’ll find the 12 best tips to help before, during and after your interview.

7 Career Mistakes To Avoid

Let’s begin by acknowledging that it has never been more difficult to advance your career or to make a job change. Whether it is early in your career or you are a seasoned professional, the challenges are daunting. The good news is that there is a lot of free help on the internet, in bookstores and in a variety of support groups.

When Looking For a Job, You Must Look the Part

Recognizing that first impressions are crucial when you are conducting a job search is fundamental. We recently volunteered at a career fair to review resumes - half the room seemed to fit the image of someone an organization would hire. They were dressed casually, yet professionally and tastefully. They were neat and well-groomed. Number one piece of advice to job seekers is to conduct an “appearance assessment” prior to a networking event or interview.  Listed below are a few tips that we share with job seekers:

Don’t Sabotage Your Resume – Use Keywords Not Buzzwords

Are resume keywords and buzzwords the same? No. Knowing the differences can be a deciding factor of a successful resume or LinkedIn profile versus being lost in the shuffle.

Personality Traits That Will Get You Hired

Not everything that a hiring manager needs to know can be communicated on two pages, which is why it’s important to convey your full personality during interview. You can certainly hint at the below character traits on all your written documents, but it’s in a face-to-face environment that you’re really given the opportunity to bring them to life.

The Five Career Coaching Steps to Help You Prepare for Your Corporate Divorce

What if someone came to you and said “You will be going through a corporate divorce in your future. Everything is going well today but 10 years from now you will no longer be part of our organization”.

Get to the Core of Your Career Success

In our book, “Don’t Dread Monday,” we introduce a powerful concept that is helping thousands of people re-engage and find sustained career success. And companies are realizing huge benefits.  This concept is called "passionate core". Simply put, each of us has two or three unique needs that have to be met in our job. These core needs are really the source of our motivation. When these core needs are being met we have exponentially more mental and physical energy. When the core needs are not being met, we go through the motions, not really satisfied with our work regardless of the money or recognition that our company throws our way.

Common Career Myth – Career progression requires a formal career path

At one point in your career you may have developed, or been given, a career plan. In fact, the promise of a formal career path often attracts people to organizations. 

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