Tag: job search tips

How to avoid the human resources department in your job search

As the former senior vice president of human resources at three Fortune 1000 companies, I oversaw the hiring of thousands of employees. To fill those jobs we would literally receive tens of thousands of résumés. My recruiters spent as much, or perhaps more, time screening out candidates as they did helping select the three or four finalists we ended up referring to the hiring…

Be The Entrepreneur of Your Own Career

If you are looking for an innovative way to look at your career, you should check out the “The Start-Up of You” by LinkedIn co-founder and chairman, Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha. While this book came out nearly two years ago, there are many great tips and tidbits of advice no matter where you are in your career. The premise of the book is…

Here’s why you don’t cry at your next job interview

I sat in traffic in Boston, Massachusetts one cold fall morning 16 years ago, cursing myself, cursing the cars around me, and cursing the world. I had prepared so much for the job interview at the prestigious firm I was driving to – done research, gotten dressed in a sharp outfit, prepared questions to ask – and yet somehow I had not left enough…

The New Face of Contentment

Wednesday marks the longest day of the year, the Summer Solstice! For some, this means relishing in the extra hours of sunlight with outdoor activities they enjoy like gardening, walking, baseball or dining al fresco.

Using Social Media to Find a Job – Part One

With the advent of social media, finding a job can become just a bit easier. That is, if you know how to use it correctly! The tools are changing rapidly so if you are going to engage with employers in online communities, you’ll want to put your best foot forward. That means developing your personal brand!

Using Social Media to Find a Job – Part Two

Don’t let fear of making a bad first impression or being a nuisance hold you back from leveraging the power of a social media connection. Employers on social media want to engage with you! In part two of this series, you’ll learn three ways to use social media platforms to get noticed and to reach out to potential employers.

4 Tips to Clean Up Your Online Persona

Like most college students, you likely have a Facebook page and a Twitter profile. You may even have a Google+ or LinkedIn account, aiming to connect with professionals in your field. Some of you may even have a YouTube channel, a Flickr account and a collection of boards on Pinterest. So, what does this have to do with your job search? Everything.

3 Steps to Build Your Online Brand

Your online brand is how others perceive you online – it’s the culmination of all of your social media profiles and online activities. Collectively, this presence should create a picture of who you are, your expertise and your available skills. It is your reputation, and one way to help you find a job.

Learn great job seeking tips from Shark Week

Not only are these fish misunderstood, they have qualities that every job seeker can learn from. In fact, the process of finding a job can leave you feeling like one of many fish in the sea. Here are four abilities that you should hone to make you successful in your job seeking.