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10 Tips to Making a LinkedIn Profile Successful and Different from a Resume

By Anne Pryor

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 A resume is a historical document highlighting past jobs, achievements, education, and community involvement.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 ...

Feedback: Learn More So You Can Earn More

By Mary Rosenbaum

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 To Use Past Or Present Tense In A Resume?

By Julie Walraven

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 thes...

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Questions You Should Ask During The Job Interview

By Carole Martin

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...

Sending Your Resume and Cover Letters Via Email

By Alison Doyle

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 pr...

The 14 Ways to Look for a Job

By Richard Bolles

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 it. 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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Applying for a manager position

By Joan Lloyd

Dear Joan: 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 expertise. Answer: Moving from individual contrib...

How To Create A Powerful Career

By Deborah Brown-Volkman

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...

10 Ways You May Be Unknowingly Hindering a Friend’s Job Hunt

By Stephanie Anderson

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...