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Recruiters Not Calling? Meet the Robots Reading Your Resume

You worked hard on your resume and cover letter. You applied for the job that, according to the job description, met your qualifications perfectly. …

How to Craft Your Personal Brand Statement

Before you write blog posts for the masses, before you apply for those positions, before you even set up your LinkedIn profile there is one thing you …

Marketing

4 Tenacity Lessons For Your Personal Brand

We know that ‘passion’ is critical in personal branding. After all it is our passion that drives us to communicate our unique promise of value. But …

How To Be More Confident At Work

How To Be More Confident At Work <br>CAREEREALISMYou might not even think that you’re not a confident person when it comes to your job. However, it’s …

Self-improvement

100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs

We’ve searched high and low to bring you the first annual list of FORBES 100 Best Websites For Entrepreneurs. Whether you’re seeking advice on raising capital, scaling your business or looking for general industry insight, these sites are worth reading.<p>The picks here are arranged in no specific …

15 First-Job Lessons From Some Amazing Senior Leaders

One thing I’ve learned from the great CEOs and senior leaders I get to work with is this: They learn and grow from every experience they have—good or …

New Jersey

How Anyone Can Create Their Own Luck

Ask incredibly successful entrepreneurs – ask people who are incredibly successful in any pursuit – and ever one of them will say luck played an …

Self-improvement

Essential Qualities of Highly Promotable Employees

One of the most common questions asked by an employee of his or her company is, “What can I do to get promoted?”<p>The thinking behind the question is …

Self-improvement

13 Things You Should Never Say At Work

The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter—’tis the difference between the lightning-bug and the lightning. – Mark Twain<p>Darlene Price, author of <i>Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results</i>, concurs. “Words matter,” she says. “They are a …

30 Motivational Quotes For Job Seekers

A little inspiration and motivation can go a long way in the daunting job search process.<p>“It would be great if we all had a career coach or mentor who could follow us around every step of the way when we look for a job,” says Andy Teach, author of <i>From Graduation to Corporation</i><i>,</i> and host of the …

CTU Articles | College Articles | Colorado Technical University Blog

With our constant use of social media, texting, and emailing in our daily lives, it can be easy to forget proper etiquette. Since you'll be emailing …

Want To Advance Your Career? Seek Out A Sponsor

When you think of people who have sponsors, you probably conjure images of professional cyclists or race-car drivers with company logos emblazoned on their outfits. But there’s a different kind of sponsorship that any professional—not just big-name athletes—can use to their benefit.<p>In her new book, …

10 Things Career Changers Need on Their Resume

In the last few years, executive resume writer Mary Elizabeth Bradford has noticed more of her clients seeking a career switch, even after having …

Employment

What's Next? Ten Tips for Career Changers

A police officer turned music agent. A Navy captain who became a circus manager. A botanist who traded plants for making chocolate. Those are a few stories of major career changes from the baby boomers and retirees I interviewed for my book, What’s Next? Follow Your Passion and Find Your Dream Job. …

What Are the Best and Worst Jobs in America?

Most Americans spend more time on the job than they do on anything else.<p>FACTS:<p>The average employee spends more than 2/3 of his or her day at work or …

How to Get a Job Past the Age of 50

Having recently gone through an employment change at 55, I battled my own demons as I thought about the possibility that somebody would actually hire …

21 Tips For A Better Resume And More Interviews!

Career advice, job search, job application , resume writing , interview practice, salary negotiation and LinkedIn tips.

The Art of Breeding Intrapreneurs

We're living in a world of unreason and high complexity, determined by supersonic speed and omnipresent competitive challenges. What is needed more …

Profit

Job Search Consultants | Career Services

Career Coaches<p>A successful job search often demands extensive time and preparation. At Colorado Technical University, our career services team …

The 9 Best Tips for Submitting an Online Job Application

Miriam Salpeter<p>Statistics show that approximately 50 percent of mid-sized companies and almost all large corporations use an applicant tracking …

10 Strategies for Increasing Your Creativity

Are you a creative person? Most people like to think they are. But the fact is that we can all benefit from a boost to our creative juices.<p>Those who …

Creativity

Finally! The 23 Unwritten Rules of Email

Your subject line should always be descriptive. “Intro” is not descriptive enough. “Intro: Alex (The Muse) // Jennifer (XYZ Co)” is better.<p>Keep every …

LinkedIn for Students: Top Five Profile To-Do's

Accelerating serendipity

Can you make happy accidents happen more often?<p>Luck plays an unusually large part in any success story—just skimming through a few bestselling …

How To Position Yourself Online For A Top Job

Did you know that there are 1,420 CEO jobs available online today? It’s an amazing number and up 40% on this time last year. So what does this mean …