How to Leverage Transferable Skills In Your Job Search

by Guest Author,  Frankie Wallace Are you considering a career change or embarking on a job search to find your first “real” job? Highlighting your transferable skills in your resume, cover letter, and interview is essential if you want the best chance at landing your next role. But what exactly are transferable skills? Definition of…

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Recommended Reading for Job Seekers

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These may actually be REQUIRED reading for all job seekers Attention all JOB SEEKERS! How’s your job search going? If you’ve done any research at all into how to conduct a job search, than you’ve already received a FREE critique of your resume, right? Now what? A quick Google search will provide you with hundreds…

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Free Ebook: What I Wish I Had Known

Check out this page where you can download a free ebook titled What I Wish I Had Known. From the website, this book is… “…filled with inspiration, words of wisdom and leadership from more than 60 individuals excelling in business, philanthropy and the arts.” I love these types of books, and I think it will make…

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Job Search Communication: When and How to “interrupt” Someone

On my JibberJobber blog I have a theme for 2012: 99% of your job search is communication.  Whether it is written, verbal, body language, business cards, etc., you are communicating all the time.  That communication, intended or unintended, should have a significant impact on the outcome of your job search. With that in mind, check…

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Staffing Agencies and High Demand Temporary Jobs

Earlier this month I wrote about Laurie Ruettimann’s advice about staffing agencies, and how she would incorporate them into her job search.  It’s pretty clear what she thinks, and I think she’s right on. In line with that, check out the top ten temporary jobs in the U.S., posted on Recruiting Blogs. Does knowing about…

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How Chemists do it: Job/career change

Check out this post on the American Chemical Society’s blog from Jeremy Monat, a trained chemist now working as a systems analyst in the Washington, D.C. area: Changing Jobs: Overcoming the Activation Barrier Jeremy walks you through seven steps of his career change, and talks about a book that was helpful. How do you make…

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Happy Valentines Day. Get Out Of Here.

Did you hear about the 8,700 jobs getting cut from Pepsi?  Or 13,000 jobs from American Airlines?  Or Kraft’s 1,600 layoff?  That’s what Caroline Ceniza-Levine writes about on her Forbes article titled 10 Career Steps to Take After A Layoff.  Read the article here. It’s a very tactical, short article that helps you get grounded…

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Recruiter Insight: Top Ten Interview Blunders

Recruiters.  Whether you love them or hate them (if you hate them, you might not understand what their role is in your job search), you have to admit, they know a ton about job search interviews. Crystal T wrote a post on Recruiting Blogs called Top Ten Interview Blunders.  You must read it. As I…

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Job Search Questions on LinkedIn

Here are some recent questions you can find on Peter’s LinkedIn Profile.  His first degree contacts get these in email (sometimes) – but you can find them just by going to his Profile and then looking for this box on the right column: Here are some questions he’s asked recently – check them out… the…

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