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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.

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 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.

Job Seeker, Is It Time to Change Course?

Job Seeker, Is It Time to Change Course?

Across the blogosphere last week, there was some buzz surrounding the declaration by a well-known Internet marketer that job seekers should just quit the job search and start their own company instead. The reaction among career support professionals was mixed. Some loved the advice. Others hated it. And many others fell somewhere in between.

Social Networking & Job Seekers: It’s Not a Popularity Contest

Social Networking & Job Seekers: It’s Not a Popularity Contest

Are you like so many other job seekers…on the desperate hunt for more followers and more connections on all the social media networking sites? After all, the more you have, the more you increase your odds of finding a job faster, right?

And certainly the blogosphere is replete with job search advice telling you that social networking is the hot new trend that separates job seekers into two camps: those with connections and those without. And those with the most connections…win?

Group Job Hunting 101

Group Job Hunting 101

Many of you may be asking, “What is group job hunting anyway?” No, it is not like group therapy where you want to share as little as possible with a bunch of people you don’t really know. It is also not anything like group interviewing, where a prospective employer grills a whole group of job candidates at the same time so that they can compete with one another head to head.

Group job hunting is an alternative channel for conducting a job search that connect job seekers with one another and allow them to share contacts, resources, leads, and other advice.

The Great Cover Letter Debate

The Great Cover Letter Debate

To cover letter or not to cover letter … that seems to be the question these days. This past week alone on Twitter, my business partner and I must have come across or participated in no less than 30 discussions that started out something like this: “Do I really even need a cover letter? Does anyone read them anymore?”