Archive | February, 2013

Spotlight Job Title in Resume Headline

Content from our resume-writing partner,  Great Resumes Fast: About GreatResumesFast.comBeing clear on your resume about the type of position you want is critical. If you don’t clearly identify the type of position you’re pursuing you’re confusing the person reviewing your resume. And confusing the person you want to interview you is never a move in […]

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Guest Post: Mastering the Art of the Video Interview

Image courtesy glassdoor.com While phone interviews are the most common alternative for out-of-state candidates, it’s not unusual for a distant employer to request an interview session with a candidate via Skype or Gmail. Welcome to the post-recession economy, where candidate searches have gone global, and where technology has improved so much that travel isn’t necessary […]

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From Polyanna to Positive Psychology

A recent op-ed piece in the Washington Post by Robert J.Samuelson “Why job creation is so hard”  contendsthat the real culprit behind slow job growth is the “psychological shift”caused by the Great Recession and economic meltdown. The dramatic and “largely unpredicted” collapse created a pervasive psychology of restraint – consumers and companies alike are less […]

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A New Ultimate You Mindfest

Last year I helped promote a free online event called the Ultimate You Mindfest. It was a weeklong series of short, punchy audio coaching sessions to condition your mind for positive thinking, success, and action orientation. This Mindfest was extremely popular with my readers, and I received many appreciative emails about it afterwards. As a promotional […]

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How Will You Benefit Employer? Show It on Your Resume

Content from our resume-writing partner,  Great Resumes Fast: About GreatResumesFast.com Companies sell their product based on its uniqueness — why it is different from (or better than) similar products — and the benefits you’ll realize upon the purchase of said product. You are the product employers will buy. Your resume is the packaging that explains the […]

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Can My Boss Do That?

I occasionally get emails from workers who feel that their managers have treated them poorly, perhaps even illegally. This week, a father wrote about his son’s resignation. “My son recently gave his two week notice to his employer so he can take another position. They let him go the next day, so he was without […]

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