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Career Tips | Advice & Resources

This is Why LinkedIn Isn't Helping Your Job Search (Yet) - The Savvy Intern by YouTern

In the LinkedIn Group I run, I asked members to share their LinkedIn success stories. Instead, many job seekers made comments that were fairly …

Keys To Writing A Resume An Employer Will Want To Read

I’m not sure who thought it was a great idea to tell job seekers that replicating a career summary or objective statement from a resume sample they …

Employment

How to be headhunted

Much has changed in the eight years since Barbara Edlmair and I wrote <i>How To Be Headhunted</i>. Here's an update which should help you get your next …

Employment

The secret structure of great talks

From the "I have a dream" speech to Steve Jobs' iPhone launch, many great talks have a common structure that helps their message resonate with …

Career Advice I'm Glad I Never Took

I love my job, even on the tough days. For that I stay immensely grateful, especially since my work as a coach involves bearing witness to the unhappiness so many people feel in their chosen careers. In fact, studies show that about half the world’s workers are unhappy in their positions, with …

Career Tips | Advice & Resources

How to Keep a Job Search Discreet

Looking for a job while you already have one can be stressful, especially in the age of social media when privacy is scarce. You don’t want to rock the boat at your current company but you want to find the next great opportunity. Should you tell your boss you’re looking? How do you handle …

If I Could Turn Back Time: Career Advice for the Graduating Me

If only we could turn back time. The mistakes we could avoid, the smarter decisions we could make… and the different career paths we might follow.<p>I …

Why Employers Don’t Care About Your Cover Letter (and How to Change That)

Most of the job seekers I know get hung up on writing their cover letter. <i>How do I tell the hiring manager everything he needs to know about me in one</i> …

101 Career Tips You Can Learn in 3 Seconds

We know—you want great career advice, but sometimes, you just don’t have time to read lengthy articles or books.<p>Well, today, you’re in luck: We’ve …

The Very Best Job Application Fails EVER!

Yep, life as a recruiter isn’t always plain sailing, especially when you consider we have to put up with this kind of stuff. Every. Single. Day. But …

Job Search On-the-Go: How to Create a Mobile-friendly Resume

Nearly an electronic appendage, we’re rarely more than a few feet from our phone or tablet at all times. A few weeks ago, ComeRecommended had a post …

The 5 Biggest Resume Debates Among Recruiters -- Finally Answered

There’s a lot of resume advice out there—and some of it conflicting. Which makes it pretty hard for you, the job seeker, to know what to do. Should you stick to the one-page format, or is it OK to veer onto the second page? Will a creative resume catch the eye of a hiring manager, or do most people …

4 Easy Ways to Prepare for Your Someday Job Search

When you have a job you love, the last thing you want to think about is job hunting. After all, if you're already doing something you enjoy, your …

Employment

What NOT to buy your boss for the holidays

For many workers, the holiday season means making a list, checking it twice—and trying to decide whether to put your boss on it.<p>Experts say it's a …

How to Use Social Media to Help Find a Job

Job-hunting can be brutal: Sending out resumes and not hearing anything back; answering online job listings and seeing that hundreds of other people …

Social Media

Signed, Sealed and Delivered: The Resume

Alison Green (@AskAManager) ran a post the other day called "Resume Paper is Obsolete."<p>It got me to thinking about some of the interesting ways that …

Employment

Learn to Maximize Your Skills and Beat the 7 Career Myth

“You’ll have seven careers in your lifetime.”<p>That’s advice you’ve probably heard and perhaps taken to heart. It’s one of the most popular pieces of …

Testimonials: The Resume Writing Hack that Wins Job Interviews!

Have you noticed how often you see testimonials used in advertisements?<p>You rarely find a website that doesn’t include rave reviews from clients. And …

How to Stop a Bad Job Interview in Its Tracks

December 8, 2013<p>You can — and should — prepare thoroughly for a job interview, but no matter how many questions you practice answering and how much …