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Executive Job Market Trends & Analysis (aka “Will I Stay or Will I Go?”)

Executive Job Market Trends & Analysis (aka “Will I Stay or Will I Go?”)

ExecuNet recent;y released some excerpts from their upcoming Job Market Intelligence Report for 2012.

The Plight of the Recent College Grad

The Plight of the Recent College Grad

Meet Sara. You probably know many others like her. She just graduated from college, and she is facing her first real job search. Not only is she discovering the job market is flooded with thousands of other entry-level candidates, but she is also realizing that college did not really prepare her for answering that all important job search question: “What are you looking for?”

Job Seekers on Edge – My Top 5

Job Seekers on Edge – My Top 5

With unemployment rates soaring and job seekers in abundance, is it just me or have we all started this year a little on edge? As a career services professional, I have come across more manic, depressed, and generally angry people over the last several months than I have ever experienced. And I have to say that I am starting to get very concerned.

Job Search Distractions

Job Search Distractions

As I work with job seekers of all levels and across multiple industries, I have come to realize that they all have one thing in common: They are all human. “Well, that’s obvious,” you may say. But what I mean by that is that they are all faced with distractions that can prevent them from conducting an effective job search.

Twitter Career Pros Who Actually Converse

Twitter Career Pros Who Actually Converse

Job seekers often lament to me that they cannot find people, career pros especially, who will actually help them, much less speak with them. In today’s social networking environment, there is no longer any reason for this. However, people are still people no matter what the technology is doing. And it can be tough, even on Twitter, to get some career pros to speak with you.

Are Resumes Becoming Obsolete?

Are Resumes Becoming Obsolete?

Spend enough time on social networking sites, blogs, and career pro networks, and you will be bombarded with information of resume do’s and don’ts. But what is the real future of the resume? Some say a paper resume will be obsolete in 5 years. Others say it will be whittled down to a 140 characters or less. Still others say very little will change.

As a resume writer who lives in a household with another resume writer (God help our daughter), this topic is ongoing. So I thought I would bring some of that discussion to you by interviewing my business partner and my bride, as well as my resume mentor, Sheree Van Vreede (aka @rezlady).

The Social Media Job Search: Is It All Over but the Shouting?

The Social Media Job Search: Is It All Over but the Shouting?

Lately I’ve noticed an interesting trend when it comes to social media and the employment process. Everyone in the hiring world seems to have something they need, be it a job seeker looking for a job or a hiring pro looking to fill a position, and from both sides, I keep hearing that there is no one out there to fulfill these needs. Somehow there aren’t enough jobs, and yet when there are jobs, there aren’t people to fill them.

How can that be?

The Truth About Writing a Resume

The Truth About Writing a Resume

So there you are…staring at the Microsoft Word page. Maybe it is just a fresh document, or maybe you are trying out one of Word’s overused résumé/letter templates. You’ve read up on all the “rules,” the plethora of do’s and don’ts. You think you have a pretty good handle on how a résumé and cover letter should be put together. After all, people tell you that you’re a good writer. You know all about proper usage of white space on a page.

So why does everything you seem to write come out like a bad marketing promo? It ranges anywhere from bloated to desperate to not bad, but not you. In fact, you’ve pretty much just described everything you aren’t or don’t want to be.