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A Shocking Recruiter/Resume Statistic

Posted by on April 22, 2012 at 4:34 pm

Per this article and a new study from TheLadders, recruiters spend an average of six seconds before deciding whether a resume is a “fit” or “no fit.” The study analyzed the eye movements of recruiters, revealing their visual patterns. Per the article: In the short time that they spend with your resume, the study showed [...]

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The Experts Are Betting on LinkedIn

Posted by on March 21, 2012 at 6:30 pm

As THE professional social network, LinkedIn continues to surge with new members and opportunities. And while it’s expected that copycat sites will keep popping up to try and capitalize on LinkedIn’s career social networking model, the experts at Goldman Sachs are predicting only more success for LinkedIn. Per this Business Insider article, Goldman Sachs has [...]

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My Guest Column For The STL Post-Dispatch is Live!

Posted by on February 13, 2012 at 9:49 pm

I was recently honored to be invited to be a guest career columnist for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. But there was only one problem – as a Career Coach, there were so many things I WANTED to write about, but I could only choose one thing to start with!!! So after a lot of consideration, [...]

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Why Companies Are Using Facebook to Recruit

Posted by on February 7, 2012 at 2:02 pm

We’ve talked a lot about how LinkedIn and other social media tools are essential for HR reps and job seekers alike. But what about Facebook? While primarily considered a “social” tool, Facebook is quickly becoming a source of talent pool community activation. But don’t just take my word for it. Check out the below infographic [...]

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How To Productively Work From Home

Posted by on February 1, 2012 at 10:29 pm

The modern day workplace has gotten to a point that you don’t have to physically be “in” it to be a part of it! As a Carer Coach and counselor, I talk to more and more people who work from home, some as full-time employees who work online with coworkers, others who serve as freelancers [...]

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Can Introverts Be Good Networkers?

Posted by on January 25, 2012 at 6:46 pm

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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Career Success Strategies That Clearly Worked

Posted by on January 19, 2012 at 11:59 pm

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

Posted by on January 15, 2012 at 10:58 pm

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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How Your Social Media Comments Could Sink Your Career

Posted by on January 10, 2012 at 10:03 pm

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

Posted by on January 7, 2012 at 2:43 pm

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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