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Posted September 30, 2011 by

Job Search Tip: Take Your Job Search Mobile – Vol 1

You always pass failure on the way to success.” – Mickey Rooney

I was on my way to work today (commuting via public transportation) and when I looked up (from my mobile device), I noticed that almost everyone on the train who was looking at a mobile phone, Blackberry, tablet or eReader.

If you commute via public transportation, take a look and let me know what you see.

Even more interesting (or maybe sad) is to watch people in restaurants. Same deal, so many people focused on their mobile devices (even with someone sitting across from them!). We stress over the remaining battery in our devices and hope we will not run out of battery before we can “plug in” and we really stress out when we have to go into “airplane mode”.

So what’s the point? (more…)

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3 Reasons Why Creating a Blog is Great for Your Job Search

Developing and maintaining an online presence is becoming more important as employers rely on online background checks to research candidates. This is why it’s a good idea to create your own blog. Blogs are a great technique for building your brand and enhancing your job search as a whole. But if you’re unsure that it will work for you, here are three reasons to place it on your list of considerations: (more…)

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Five Secrets Of A Successful Job Search

Looking for job vacancies, career and employment opportunities can often feel like a daunting task. Therefore when a strong opportunity presents itself, we need to make sure that we have placed our best strategy going forward to secure the position. Below are five secrets that successful applicants have used to give themselves the optimum positioning to close the job opportunities that has been afforded to them. (more…)

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Is Your Hospitality Resume Too Broad?

As a proud member of the hospitality field, you know that there is a wide variety of industries that you can dabble in and find success. Whether your focus is hotel/casino, restaurant, food service, timeshare, travel, or attractions, you have your choice of a multitude of great careers to prosper in.

Many people in hospitality select one industry to study then follow it their entire career. But what if you’ve taken an interest in more than one industry and are open to applying for jobs in two or more? How do you create a resume that reflects your skill sets? Does focusing on more than one make your resume too broad? (more…)

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5 Ways to Make Your Executive Resume an Easier Read

One thing that makes writing an executive CV challenging is realizing that you have so much amazing experience to add to the document but not enough space to do so. Oftentimes, you may go ahead and incorporate this information to let employers know you are definitely the full package.

Although there’s nothing wrong with sharing the best of who you are as a candidate, if the CV suddenly becomes a solid block of text, your great qualifications won’t even get skimmed. That’s why it’s important to make sure your executive CV is always read. Here are a few ways to get this done: (more…)

Posted September 30, 2011 by

College Grad – Will Work for Food

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own.
And you know what you know. You are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” – Dr. Seuss

Some of our friends’ kids have just graduated college and are “in the job market”. Besides having little or no clue how to look for a job, the overall incentive level seems to be very low this year in particular. One of our friends, who is a super “success maniac”, is so stressed out that his son is not only not currently employed, he is in the “let them find me”mode. His first day home he restored on a few job search sites and is now waiting for people to call him. Good luck with that. Okay, time to get focused. You need to spend at least as much time looking for a job as you are spending on partying and sleeping. (more…)

Posted September 28, 2011 by

Changes and evolution of the MBA

Business education has been evolving since the inception of the MBA in the late 19th century and is now innovating at a faster rate than ever before.

With the launch of the full online program this past July by the Kenan-Flagler Business School at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill ,  they wanted to show the changes and evolution of the MBA along with the current state of MBAs in the business world.

My thanks to Harrison Kratz, Community Manager, MBA@UNC for sending this to me so that we could post this to our blog.

Posted September 28, 2011 by

Resume Mistakes That May Cost You the Job

Those of you on the market, please heed these warnings!

Failing to customize the resume to the open position may cost you: In today’s tough job market, every resume should be crafted in response to the requested experience and responsibilities listed in the job description.  If your resume is off target, it will quickly be put aside. (more…)

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National SAT Scores Decline While Survey Shows Colleges Confident in Exam

Are you confident that your SAT or ACT score will reflect your potential as a college student?  Apparently, most colleges do.

As a recent report from the College Board shows SAT scores are declining among college-bound high school students, Kaplan Test Prep’s 2011 survey of college admissions officers* reports that 94% of college admissions officers are confident in the exam’s ability to measure students’ future success in college.  96% of admissions officers expressed confidence in the ACT’s ability to measure students’ future success in college, although national ACT scores, which were released last month, stayed essentially flat. (more…)

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U.S. Military Veterans Returning from Overseas Finding Help with Their Job Search

You have probably heard about how our brave men and women who have proudly served our country are struggling to find jobs.  Unfortunately, this is another effect of the sluggish economy which has affected so many people in the U.S. However, one company is doing its part to help military veterans in their job searches. (more…)