Archive for January, 2012

Can Introverts Be Good Networkers?

January 25, 2012

It’s a fair question that I’ve heard many times over. If your natural personality is not outgoing and you don’t enjoy putting yourself out there socially, engaging in conversations with new people, it’s easy to just omit networking from your career path. But in a world where more positions are filled by people the hiring [...]

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Job Search Do’s & Don’ts Continue To Evolve

January 22, 2012

The job search game never stays the same. As just one example, years ago, it was encouraged to attach a photo to the upper right hand corner of the resume. Then that changed and became out-dated in the HR community. But now, with Linkedin having a prominent presence in the job networking/application world, pictures are [...]

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Career Success Strategies That Clearly Worked

January 19, 2012

If you haven’t heard of Richard Branson, the billionaire entrepreneur behind Virgin, this should be a great introduction! Branson has set himself apart in the professional world by the fresh approaches he’s adopted in his career journey (you can learn more about him here). The reason I’m bringing Branson up is that I just came [...]

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How The Cloud Is Changing Careers in IT…and Beyond

January 15, 2012

You’ve probably seen commercials about “the cloud,” or maybe even starting seeing cloud computing find its way into your office (if the cloud is new to you, check out this 101). But did you know that the cloud is opening up new kinds of careers in the IT world? I recently came across this Forbes [...]

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Are You Ready To Make These Career Moves Now?

January 12, 2012

I came across a very insightful article and video from foxnews.com in which Gregory Giangrande, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Dow Jones, breaks down 5 Critical Career Moves You Need To Make Now. In short, his tips are: Focus on your personal brand. Update your internet profile. Network, network, network! Stretch [...]

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How Your Social Media Comments Could Sink Your Career

January 10, 2012

No one is always happy in their job all the time, nor should they pretend to be. Whether it’s a bad boss or just a bad day, it’s understandable that you’re going to have some negative things to say about your career at times, even if you’re in a career you love. The key is [...]

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Hot Jobs For 2012

January 7, 2012

I’ve talked here before about careers that are trending upward, but things are always changing. I just came across this Fortune article that calls out 10 hot jobs for 2012 and beyond, and I think it’s definitely worth sharing. Some of the jobs they present are nothing new (like Infomation Technology, Healthcare and Engineering) based [...]

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Should You Say “No” to Career Change in 2012?

January 5, 2012

There’s no time like the New Year to really evaluate our processes and outcomes professionally. “Is what I’m doing effective? Do I need to make changes?” These are just two of the many questions we SHOULD be asking ourselves. Change can be such a great thing. But one of the biggest mistakes one can make [...]

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