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I consider LinkedIn to be a flashing digital billboard that I
change every Sunday at 3:30. I call this changing my oil. A resume
is a historical document highlighting past jobs, achievements,
education, and community involvement.
As a futurist and strategist, career coach and LinkedIn
specialist, I teach my clients how to leverage LinkedIn to get what
they want going forward, not to get what they ...
How open are you to feedback from those you work with and for,
or even from friends and relatives? I know from past experience
that praise goes down real easy. Constructive criticism, no matter
how couched the wording, goes down like castor oil—it may be
good for you but it tastes really bitter and you want to spit it
out as quickly as possible.
Yet, how can we learn so we can continue to e...
When is it better to use past or present tense in a resume? This
is one of the most popular questions about resume writing. First,
you need to define what past or present tense in a resume means and
how it is used. For the non-English majors, most of the time, past
tense is when you add the “ed” to a verb. Resumes are
filled with action verbs but the past tense would be words like
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At some point, usually at the conclusion of the interview, you
may be asked, "Do you have any questions?" A common answer to this
question is, "No, I think you've covered everything very well."
This is the wrong answer! You have passed up your opportunity to
ask some critical questions that may make a difference as to
whether you want to work for this company.
Here are some rules and basic questio...
When you apply via email, there are a couple of options. You can
write your cover letter directly into an email message (the same
rules for writing a proper letter and proofing it apply) and attach
your resume (a MS Word attachment is best). Or, you can attach both
your resume and letter, as separate documents to the email address.
Send yourself a copy, as well (use the bcc: field in your email
Not many people realize it, but the job-hunt is one of the most
studied phenomena of our time. It is amazing what we know about
Acquainting yourself with this research can pay rich dividends to
any job-hunter, and especially if your job-hunt is running into
trouble. Let me illustrate what I mean.
Most job-hunters think there are basically only three ways to go
about their job-hunt: resumes, ...
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I am applying for a manager position. Up to now, I have had
non-managerial positions. People tell me I do an excellent job and
get along with everyone.
What more of a company perspective does a manager have to
consider? What should I clarify about it? It is a new
position. Thank you. Really appreciate your
Moving from individual contrib...
If you compared you career to the Wizard of Oz, would you
be at the start of the path, where the Lion lacked courage, the Tin
Man had no heart, and the Scarecrow had no brain? Or, would you be
Dorothy when she was moving forward to find her way back home or
Dorothy in the beginning of the movie when she was afraid because
the wicked witch was chasing her?
What’s happening to you in your care...
Whether a recent college graduate or someone looking for a
better opportunity, when friends or family members announce they
are looking for a job, your immediate reaction is to help. A
support network of caring individuals is important anytime someone
is looking for a new job, but often what people do to help can
actually hinder the process.
Are you making these ten mistakes when
assisting a loved...