Welcome to BlogNotions' Career Blog

The BlogNotions Career Blog delivers a diverse series of perspectives provided by thought leaders in the Career industry. Presented by NetLine, this forum delivers compelling updates on topics like improving your current career, taking the steps to start a new one, and much more more. Here you can find helpful information, ask questions, and collaborate freely.

The Worst Mistake You Can Make With a Bad Hire

“When did you know he was a bad hire?” “Pretty much from day 1.” “And when did you first have a frank conversation about your concerns?” “Err… yesterday.” “And now you want to terminate them?” “Yeah, I mean it’s been a problem for a really long time. He’s got to go!” I can’t tell you […]

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Tips for Coming Back Strong after Maternity Leave

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] Coming back after having a baby is a time fraught with anxiety for many women. Women who return to work quickly tend to breastfeed less, experience more physical and emotional challenges, and feel more anxious than women who can take more time off to care for their newborn. Balancing […]

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One Reason Your Employees are Rolling Their Eyes

Have you ever had a supervisor who congratulated you for doing something that you knew wasn’t praiseworthy, or worse, something you knew actually made things worse in the long run? Or have you seen a peer recognized for their “great work” only to find yourself secretly muttering “If they only knew?” I see this happen […]

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A Plan for Getting Rejected

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] In my last post, I wrote about the process of desensitizing yourself to rejection. The only way to take away the power of rejection is to practice receiving it daily. “No” only has the power to hurt you if you let it. You have plenty of options when someone […]

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Rejection Has No Power

Embed from Getty Images [embedded content] In his book Rejection Free: How to Choose Yourself First and Take Charge of Your Life by Confidently Asking for What You Want, Scott Allan says that one of the lies we tell ourselves about rejection is that it’s about us. Most often, it’s not personal at all. “You […]

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The Executive Update

Every week, NETSHARE hosts Ask the Coach, a phone-in coaching session with leading career management experts. In a recent Ask the Coach with Christine Dennison,The Job Search Coach the questions were focused on LinkedIn, personal branding and resumes. LinkedIn: Do I really need a paid account? Chris noted that the basic free account will allow […]

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Resume and Cover-Letter Trends: What’s on the Horizon

After examining current trends in resumes, cover letters, and other career-marketing communications, we continue reporting highlights of the Findings of the 2014 Global Career Brainstorming Day from Career Thought Leaders. Today’s selection looks at what’s on the horizon for job-seekers looking to market themselves. Resumes are becoming more mobile; less paper. Documents must be designed […]

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LinkedIn, Storytelling, and Concise Resumes and Cover Letters Feature Prominently in Annual Career Brainstorming Report – Part 1

Concise resumes and cover letters are currently the trend, even as job-seekers add new bells and whistles to their career-markeing documents – such as storytelling and infographics. Those were among the findings of the 2014 Global Career Brainstorming Day by the Career Thought Leaders Consortium. From the group’s newly published white paper, here are some highlights about […]

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What Happens to Your Resume After You Submit it Online?

Fourth in an occasional series featuring a collaboration between Quint Careers and Jobscan, a service we support because of the wide knowledge gap among job-seekers regarding preparing resumes for employers’ Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). The series aims to tell you exactly what you need to know – with the help of Jobscan – about resume content […]

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Your Guide to Crafting a Customer-Service Resume

Guest Post by Trista Winnie, Jobscan When writing your customer-service resume, keep in mind that a successful resume is more than just a list of job duties. You have to demonstrate your accomplishments and make yourself stand out as a candidate. And, of course, you need to use the right keywords to get your resume noticed […]

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