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Love when I get good news from my clients!

I just received news from one of my recent clients for whom I had assisted him rewrite his resume, as well as two program essays for him to qualify and get accepted into his targeted Ph.D. program.  I am thrilled for him!  Here’s what he said ...

Resume du Jour: Richard Machamer – Project Manager, Communications

RICHARD F. MACHAMER Newport News, VA 23602 richardfmachamer@gmail.com r_machamer@yahoo.com   OBJECTIVE: Project Manager / Strategic Communications Manager   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:   25+ years, US Army (Colonel, Honorably Retired) 20 years, Executive and Leadership Management 16 years, Public Relations Liaison & Communications Director (Project Manager/Program Manager) 5 ...

Marketing, Advertising, and Branding Definitions

Getting your definitions straight.     Small business owners usually have expectations of ‘instant’ sales from any and all types of marketing efforts. Each marketing-related activities noted below has a different return on investment (ROI) for cost and time. Advertising may bring in a crowd to ...

Resume du Jour: Telisha Clark – HR Manager

Telisha Clark Snellville, GA 30039 (817) 567-5145 Telisha_Roach@hotmail.com   OBJECTIVE:               Human Resources Manager / Employee Relations Manager   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:   10 years, Human Resources  (Junior Management) 7 years, USA Army (4) / USA Army Reserves (3), SGT/E5, Hon. Dis.: 02/11 1.3 years, Payroll Administrator 1 year, General Administrative ...

Teaming For Business

Are teaming with other businesses a good idea for targeting your client?   When you are starting a new business, or your current business is struggling with the paying client funnel, finding other businesses willing to team with you is good practice, right? Very likely! What ...

Don’t Stop at the LinkedIn Personal Profile!

Don’t stop at the LinkedIn personal profile! You probably have seen the posts, the emails, and the training announcements where ‘specialists’ are horn blowing about building up your LinkedIn profile. They are directing you to get it filled out completely, get certain sections added, and the ...

Loving Weird Al Yankovic’s Word Crimes Video!

Word Crimes are committed on purpose or accidentally – but we can all poke a little fun at ourselves! Watch it here: Enjoy!

Print On Demand Publishing: A Unique Business Marketing Tool

Print On Demand: A unique marketing tool for business? Why should entrepreneurs think about creating their own book? Did you know a self-published book is a unique marketing tool?  When you start a business, you are banking on yourself as the subject matter expert (SME), you are ...

Social Media Management – Who Should Do It?

Can’t take the heat? Stay out of the social media kitchen! How much have you budgeted for advertising, marketing, and branding and have you identified and planned social media operations in relationship to your business goals? As a small business mentor, I can spot mentees who ...

Social Media Management – Why Small Businesses Need It

STUDY SHOWS INCREASE OF 70% BUSINESS TRAFFIC WHEN A BUSINESS USES SOCIAL MEDIA Did you see the research noting consumers are be more likely to shop and spend money with independent businesses if those businesses did a better job of marketing themselves on social media sites? Consumers ...

Advice and Bartering Could Be Costly Endeavor

Asking for advice and trading for services.   If you are an entrepreneur or struggling to start a business, you want access to as many resources as possible – especially if free or at minor cost.  It is accepted business practice to meet with other professionals ...

Research You Must Do Before You Write Your Resume

 Research You Must Do Before You Write Your Resume Yeah – you gotta do it, research your next job before you rewrite your resume for your next job search. But – it’s all good – you’ll be amazed at what you find out, and what you ...

Virtual Introductions Make You Memorable

Providing Virtual Introductions Make You Memorable.   One of the capabilities LinkedIn (LI) provides is ‘virtual introductions’ between parties for business, a career promotion, or developing relationships for future business. Unfortunately, LI will only allow a limited number before charging the user for ‘additional’ introductions. To ...

120 Powerful Resume Words

120 Powerful Resume Words For Your Next Job One of the issues I encounter, as a resume writer, when reviewing amateur job seeker’s resumes are descriptions loaded with subjective, misleading inclusivity, or passive language.  Examples are … performed ‘flawlessly;’ … conducted ‘all’ tasks; or ‘hand-picked’ to be ...

House for Sale – Kempsville, Virginia Beach, VA

Beautiful, Brick-facade, Single-Family, Two-Story home with huge rooms and large back yard for Sale By Owner Powered by RealBird.com

Blogging For Business

Blogging for business   One of most successful (and primarily free) methods of getting your company branded, and name recognized by your target market, is blogging on a business website and posting on social media platforms. A growing trend is educational marketing. Business website and blog ...

Planning Your Resume and Point of Contact Information

When you are planning your resume and need to know what point of contact information to put in it and where, here’s some tips:  

You Know You Want to Get More LinkedIn Training

YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT LinkedIn: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/linkedin-powerball-training-business-development-andor-job-hunting-tickets-727094760

Search Engine Optimize Your Website

This Infographic may help you with your Search Engine Optimize (SEO) practices: 10 Winning Tips for SEO Copywriting – An infographic by the team at www.webds.com Embed 10 Winning Tips for SEO Copywriting on Your Site: Copy and Paste the Code Below (From: http://www.webds.com/blog/seo/10-winning-tips-for-seo-copywriting/)   For more ...

Build Trust Via Social Networking

Three ways to build trust via social networking   You get invites to connect on LinkedIn. You get friend requests on Facebook.  You exchange follows on Instagram and Twitter. You probably don’t know these folks, or they are 2-3 degrees away from your primary circle of ...

Resume du Jour – John P. Williams – I.T. Portfolio Manager

John P. Williams Wynnewood, PA 19096 JPWTechGuy@gmail.com   OBJECTIVE:               I.T. Portfolio Manager or I.T. Recovery Project / Program Manager   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:   25 years, Information Technology (Systems Networking / Administration) 20 years, Training (Information Technology Support Staff) 14 years, Management / Supervision (Technical Staff) 10 years, Senior Project / Program ...

Vulture Customers – Recognize and Avoid

Are your business customers ‘vultures?’ Do you have a vulture customer that is making your profits lower?   Business owners need to incorporate into their profit structure and marketing plan contingencies for ‘vulture’ customers.  What are those?  They are the clients who will blast the slightest ...

Do You Know the Difference Between Old Fashioned and New Methods for A Job Search?

Hunting for jobs is not the same as when your parents and grandparents looked for jobs. There are differences between ‘old fashioned’ job hunting methods and new methods used today in a new world of advanced technology.  

Guest Post – Four Simple Ways to Live a Happy Life by Carol Whitaker

Four Simple Ways to Live a Happy Life by Carol Whitaker, Guest Blogger Did you know that it is your Divine Birthright to have an abundance of health, wealth, and happiness? All things were created to bring you immense happiness and joy.   How often do you ...

Common Sense Job Search – No Secrets

Job search is common sense, not a secret process.   Marketing gurus advertising ‘secrets’ are selling to fears they are putting in your mind. You are asking yourself, ‘what do they know that I don’t that I simply must know to succeed?’ There are no ‘secrets’ ...

Do You Know What You Need To Know Before Starting a New Job Search

  Do you really know what you need to know before you start searching for that next job search? Watch this video to know what objectives you need to learn before you start your job search …

How to Shop for a Resume Writer

Do you know what you need to know before you hire a resume writer? Find out more here:

Social Media Policy Best Practices

Best practices for a company social media policy.   Whether you are a sole proprietorship with a single employee or a huge corporation with thousands of employees, the nature of digital communications and the prevalence of social media (SM) demands mention in the employee handbook. The ...

Paying for Resume and Career Assistance Packages?

I had to do it – this was killing me! Are you getting what you are paying for in resume and career assistance services? The only reason that many job search companies, resume writing services, and career coaches are charging a lot of money for their ...

Building a Government Service Resume

Building a Government Service Resume   Working a government services (GS) job is a dream for many. Everyone is familiar with the outstanding pension and health plans, as well as vacation days as standard packages working for a federal agency or department.  What is not well ...

Answering the Three Most Important Job Interview Questions

Answering the three most important job interview questions.   We have all heard them, read about the possibilities, studied the website sources and books.  We prepare for the interview questions most likely to be asked and questions directly related to the job responsibilities and required skills ...

Wounded Warrior Career Search Package

Through a matching donation, I now have a deeply discounted resume career search package for Wounded Warriors (20% disability or more):   Follow the link to the Wounded Warrior Resume and Career Search Page: http://lnkd.in/dauDKzv

Quote of the Day – Discovery

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Quote of the Day – Resolve

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Quote of the Day – Dare

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Quote for the Day – Confidence

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Four and a Half Inches and Six Seconds

Four and a half inches and six seconds.   This is the average amount of time and the space at the top of a resume read by the average recruiter to scan a resume for qualified candidates. And, that is after they obtain the resume that ...

Quote for the Day – Gamble

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Quote for the Day – Gifts

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Quote of the Day – Beauty (Is)

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Good Human Resources Managers vs. Bad Human Resources Managers

  Good human resources managers provide written positions on important issues (streamlining process(es), tough staff and administrative choices, tough employee decisions, policies to attack, yield, or change). Bad human resources managers voice their opinion verbally and lament the “head of the food chain” won’t let it ...

Quote of the Day – Beauty

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Quote of the Day – Strength

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Resume du Jour – James G. Diehl – Program / Project Management / Operations Manager

James G. Diehl Hampton, VA  23664 Wrestlingref76@gmail.com   OBJECTIVE:               Program / Project Management / Operations Manager   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:   25+ years, US Army, Colonel (Honorably Retired: 01/05) 8 years, Senior Project / Program Management (Federal Contracting) 1 year, Public School Teacher (Advanced Mathematics)   CLEARANCE:             DoD, Top Secret (Adjudicated: 08/10, expires: ...

Quote of the Day – Avoid Mediocrity

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Quote of the Day – Attitude

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Resume du Jour – Jessica K. Tudor – Marketing / Advertising Coordinator, Public Relations, Event Planner

Jessica K. Tudor Virginia Beach, VA  23455 / Princeton, NJ (July 2014) JessicaKTudor@gmail.com   OBJECTIVE:              Marketing / Advertising Coordinator, Public Relations, Event Planner   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:   10 years, Political Intern / Campaign Volunteer / Legislative Assistant 7 years, Television News Media Production Assistant 4.5 years, Event Coordinator and Executive Assistant ...

Quote of the Day – Shine

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Quote of the Day – Greatness

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Fending off the wolves and pimps on LinkedIn

Fending off the wolves and pimps on LinkedIn   Recently a business associate of mine called in desperation about a LinkedIn incident. Someone had sent a highly inappropriate message to her in-box noting ‘she was pretty, they wanted to know more about her.’ This was an ...

Quote of the Day – Pieces

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Quote of the Day – New vs. Old

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Resume du Jour: Joshua Campbell – Procurement & Acquisition Manager

Joshua W. Campbell Shermansdale, PA  17090 JoshuaWayneCampbell@gmail.com   OBJECTIVE:                International Procurement & Acquisition Manager   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:   8 years, Project / Program Management (Munitions, Aircraft Technology) 6.5 years, United States Air Force, Staff Sergeant (E5; Honorable Discharge: 07/12) 5.5 years, Munitions and Inventory Management 1.5 years, Procurement Management (Aircraft Repair and Maintenance)   ...

Quote of the Day – Blossom

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Quote of the Day – Risk

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Quote of the Day – Uniqueness

Slide031 Always remember you’re unique, just like everyone else.   ~ Alison Boulter

Quote of the Day – Harvest

Slide030 2,000+ Motivational and Inspirational Quotes for Daily Reflection & Living found at: https://www.createspace.com/4157901

Using Multiple Social Media for Job Searches

The 21st Century job seeker needs to cover all the bases, and ensure their resume or curriculum vitae is branded in more than job boards, but also in multiple popular social media platforms.

Quote of the Day – Dream

Slide029 Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can. Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself. ~ William Faulkner

Quote of the Day – Go Too Far

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Quote of the Day – Do Right

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Quote of the Day – Concentrate

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Quote of the Day – Resolution

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Quote of the Day – First Rate

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Quote of the Day – Aloneness

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Quote of the Day – Masterpieces

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Resume du Jour – Andres A. Leandry – Logistics Operations Manager

Maintenance Services, Project Manager, Logistics Coordinator, Program Manager, and/or Operations Manager Professional

A Storybook Ending – A Goal Achieved – A Wish Fulfilled – Bucket List check-off

A Storybook Ending - A Goal Achieved - A Wish Fulfilled - Bucket List check-off

Quote of the Day – Achievements

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Quote of the Day – Courage

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Quote of the Day – Purpose

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Quote of the Day – Acceptance

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Quote of the Day – No Apologies

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Resume du Jour – Nicholas A. Sell

Nicholas A. Sell Virginia Beach, VA  23453 (757) 589-6655 Nicholas.A.Sell@gmail.com   OBJECTIVE:    Marketing and Account Management, Business Development, Project Manager   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:   18 years, Customer Service (retail food service/construction/personal services) 10 years, United States Military Service, Intelligence and IT Services 9 years, Telecommunications, Information Assurance Specialist, IT Communications 6 years, ...

Quote of the Day – Abundance

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Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, and Happy Kwanzaa to All

Quote of the Day – Ability

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Quote of the Day – Sooner or Later?

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Time to review required doctor note policy for illness?

Be careful in doctor’s notes requirements – HIPPA law requires medical privacy, so it may be best to totally eliminate the requirement. The bottom line is – requirements for doctor’s notes for a simple illness such as a severe flu, cold, or 1-2 day absence, as long as not consistently occurring, should not require doctor’s notes (unless the employee shows a pattern of abuse; which may require other remediation action).

Quote of the Day – Wishbone

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Quote of the Day – Seeds of Kindness

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Last Ditch Effort After the Job Application Rejection

Staying within the circle of awareness may pay off in the near future when you showcase your professionalism in your career search efforts.

Quote of the Day – Miracles

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Quote of the Day – Goals

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Custom Search Engines for Recruiters

Custom Search Engines Various Search Engines Assist in Finding Sources on the Internet – and remember – they do NOT all respond with the same search results! Sometimes Recruiters need a few special tools to find that perfect candidate! Select custom search engines from the links ...

Name-dropping for your next job: How big is your ‘rolodex’?

Name-dropping – with established associations with decision makers – are important in the world of business. You know the cliché ‘…the good old boy’s club…’ still works today. It is hard to get into a decision maker’s office if they don’t know you or haven’t been recommended by someone they trust. How do you get started if you don’t have a list of names to use for stepping-stones in front of the right people?

Quote of the Day – Friends

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Quote of the Day – Gentle Words

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Quote of the Day – Heat

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Quote of the Day – Your Calling

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LinkedIn: Why you don’t want to miss out on the activity

Do you ever ask yourself – what good is LinkedIn? How can it help me pursue business development or a new career search? What effort do you put into learning about LinkedIn and its advantages? How much time do you spend on LinkedIn daily? What do you do while actively reviewing your account; what sections do you ‘lurk’ in more? Where do you go when you have a LinkedIn question? Do you search in the Q&A, do you ask others in groups, or do you go straight to the Help Desk & FAQs pages?

Quote of the Day – Hear Yourself Singing

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Job searching? Expose yourself!

When you expose yourself, you get attention, and then you can direct the conversation towards your goals.

Quote of the Day – Turning

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Quote of the Day – Breathing

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THANK YOU to our military service members on Veteran’s Day

Happy Veteran's Day!

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Lindy Casale-Rinaldi (brag board, recent resume client)

Congratulations to Lindy Casale-Rinaldi for her inclusion in a recent Coastal Living Magazine (great PR!)

Obtaining More Education and Training Resume Bullets

It is vital to show additional training achieved after the standard college education to show a trend for continued adult-learning. Money or time should not be a barrier to your adding these valuable 'capability' bullets to your resume.

PowerBall LinkedIn Training Nov. 7, 2013

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The WIFM (what’s in it for me) Syndrome for Job Search Points of Contact

In every human being, there is an intrinsic part that wants to help others. There is also an intrinsic part that prompts us to reach out to ask for help. When job seekers are looking for new career positions, that reaching out part may go into hyper-drive and could possibly prompt bad decisions or actions. Making cold-calls must be done with a purpose, and with the intent to ‘not’ bother the callee.

20 Twitter Resources for Job Hunters

Many folks think LinkedIn and large resume job boards are the only real sources you need to job searches, - but a surprising other social media is a rich source for job seekers.

Lessons Learned From Website Memberships

The sales spiel sounded great – this website was going to provide me with sales leads for potentially hundreds of folks looking for my services or products – for free (three monthly after the first 30 days). Or, I could join the site at the next level and get a higher number of warm referrals from the membership site. Sounds great – where do I sign up? ... Then the warning flags start ...

Why Businesses Want to be Involved in Non-Profit Organizations.

Cause marketing increases brand awareness for the contributing business, but also the NPO. Who doesn't know Target provides local schools money for education? Who isn’t aware of the US Marine Corps collecting Toys-For-Tots for Christmas?

How to handle gaps in your employment resume.

That dreaded hole – the one where you were out of work for several months, or years, through no fault of your own – the glaring employment gap when a full time student as a mature adult to get through the degree faster. How do you explain legitimate absences without getting ‘dinged’ for a spotty work record?

Recommendations Up May Get You Positively Noticed

Recommendations from others on your social media profiles gain you attention, but the third type of recommendation can also bring you lots of attention. This is the lateral or upward recommendation. And you are able to manipulate the recommendation to bring attention back to yourself and potentially obtain more eyes looking at your own job qualifications.

How Volunteering Equals Work Experience on Your Resume

Whether you are a teenager with little work experience, but plenty of time to offer charity organizations or a local NPO, or a corporate executive that volunteers on a NPO Board of Directors, the participation and experience gained is a vital and valuable work experience.

Resume du Jour – Thomas F. Thaler – Ret. Col. USMC

Thomas F. Thaler Virginia Beach, VA 23456 (757) 589-3202 ThomasFThaler@gmail.com OBJECTIVE: Executive Management, Operations, Logistics and/or Training Leadership EXPERIENCE SUMMARY: • 30+ years, Leadership, Management, Joint/Military Operations, US Marine Corps (Hon. Ret.) • 5 years, Defense Contracting; Business Development • 4 years, M1A1 Main Battle Tank New Equipment Training Team • 2.5 years, CO Military Training Management / Operations Staff Officer, NATO Exercises • 12 months, Logistics Management, Afghanistan • 6 months, Iraqi Army Trainer/Advisor, Base Commander

Resume du Jour: Paul Brown, IT Security Specialist

• 22 years, Aircraft Maintenance Administration Specialist, U.S. Marine Corps (Hon. Ret.) • 18 years, Senior Military Aircraft Logistician / Management • 1 year, Software Implementation Consultant • 1 year, Senior Project / Program Management • 1 year, Operations Specialist

Using your network to find a job

The best method to start your advanced career position search is to reflect back on the people you have encountered over the past year and how you have kept up with them. Write notes for a loose script of what information or favors you are asking them for, and keep meticulous notes of the data to refer to if those calls are returned.

Resume du Jour – Raymon W. Bacchus

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY: • 23 years, Organizational and Senior Executive Management (International) • 23 years, Operations Management, Continuous Improvement/Quality Assurance Management • 21 years, Secure/Cleared Operations Security Management • 14 years, Operations Management, Logistics and Environmental Engineering

Before you lose your job

Hearing whispers in the office corridors about layoffs or future terminations strikes terror and instills worry in everyone – especially in the current economic crisis. If the job is in jeopardy, start taking steps to ensure readiness for that final HR call.

Differences between a resume, a bio, and curricula vitae

Job seekers are somewhat confused with the semantics of what a resume is versus a short biography versus the curriculum vitae. Each has their strengths and weaknesses, depending upon the end goal or objective of the owner. Let’s examine the definitions and the differences.

Dawn D. Boyer is now a featured PodCast Presenter on iTunes!

Dawn D. Boyer is a featured podcast presenter in iTunes - visit the free PodCasts listing and query on Dawn D. Boyer to get free downloads!

Using quotes to create website content

Quotes: These pre-written mini-blogs might be used to your advantage for some of the best content marketing for your business or branding message.

8 LinkedIn First-Time User Mistakes

LinkedIn is now becoming the norm for job seekers to post profiles as well as recruiters looking for and using the ‘inexpensive’ platform as a sourcing tool. Recruiters are just as discriminatory on what they see on profiles, as they would be in reviewing resumes. Those using LinkedIn for the first time can be in a rush, make minor or major mistakes, and don’t realize they have set themselves up for failure. Here are a few mistakes that can be easily corrected and will assist job seekers in getting the attention more easily from headhunters.

Job competition – staying in or getting in.

Suppose your boss called you into their office and said, “We have to cut back 50% of our work force, it’s between you and one other person. What would you do?

Resume du Jour – Maryanne Bronson

17 years, Technical Writing, Editing, Marketing Media Creation, 17 years, Quality Assurance, Manual and Production Guide Creation, 12 years, International Marketing Communications, and 2.5 years, Managing Supervisor

Business Intelligence – News You Can Use

amusement-15350_1280 Start here to find great news and articles you can use to learn more to your advantage in either business marketing and social media management, job and career search, or print-on-demand publishing for soft cover or digital ebooks.

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Top 10 things not to have on your resume and 10 alternatives

Many job seekers naively stuff too much information into a resume to attempt to communicate their qualifications for a position. Unfortunately this ‘extra information’ may hinder efforts. Recruiters look for hard facts in a resume – the warm, fuzzy, “…tell us more about you…” comes later in an interview. Here are some facts about how too much information in a resume could hinder a job seeker.

The recruiting game (the real world ‘Hunger Games’)

There is no ‘fair’ to the game – it’s play by the rules or don’t play. Job seekers are desperate to get hired and want to play the game, but need to understand the rules – as they are played by the recruiters – to understand how to play the game successfully as a job seeker.

Can company and recruiter social media and customer service relate to ‘Employer of Choice’ decisions?

Recruiters might be fighting a losing battle convincing the potential new hire to come on board with a ‘loser company’ (unless the job is to fix the company image!). Recruiters need to work hand-in-hand with marketing and PR to ensure job applicants see a positive side of the business and the result is the business is an ‘employer of choice.’

Recruiters Are Not Your Personal Job Finders

It sounds harsh, but it is reality. Finding a job is not a matter of justice or fairness or luck. No one owes anyone a job. Recruiters are your ‘friend’ only if you meet the requirements they need ‘right now.’

Avoiding Internet or E-mail Job Search Scams

Don’t believe any employer is going to offer you free housing, business vehicles, cash in advance of the job performed, or other benefits ‘too good to believe.’ Any company offering to find you employment, but charges hundreds of dollars in advance for those services, are going to do what you can do yourself. Legitimate headhunters charge the employer or the company who is seeking a qualified candidate – not the job seeker. Because someone ‘says’ you are qualified – especially via a mass generated email – doesn’t mean you are qualified.

Questions job candidates should be asking the interviewer

...the hiring manager is looking for something unique and out-of-the-ordinary to set the job seeker apart from the ‘herd.’ Having a prepared set of questions to ask the interviewer will demonstrate preparedness, attention to detail, and professional interest in the position and company. If you feel the need to remember what was said in the interview – employers should not have any problems with note taking...

Resume du Jour: Kelly A. Meerbott – Speaker & Trainer

Kelly A. Meerbott, Speaker & Trainer (Sales/Executives) is an experienced sales-woman, speaker, and done work for corporate execs nationwide - call her!

LinkedIn Training – Beginner’s Class, Sat. 03/23/13

• CREATE a LinkedIn profile to start linking B2B internationally • BUILDING the LinkedIn profile for query results from others • GROUP involvement to get into the discussion for topics related to your interests • GET NOTICED by businesses who want your services/products • BUILD connections to valuable business connections via invites • BUILD REFERRALS from past employers or (current) customers

Endorsements On LinkedIn Help Build Subject Matter Expert Status

I was checking my profile page today and found that I had more endorsements for my resume writing status than I ever imagined! Great SEO, but also acknowledgement from my peers and LinkedIn connections that I DO have great skills when it comes to resume writing!

Sequestration: Fierce competition for current and future job holders

Competition for those few jobs are going to be fierce. You must show you have more and better job skills to compete against others who are trying for the same position. It will revert back to a ‘hiring manager’s advantage’ when it comes to picking and choosing whom to interview and whom to leave on the back burner after the sequestration ends or peters out after the next six months.

LinkedIn Training for Beginners

OBJECTIVE: You walk out excited and have a more than basic understanding about what LinkedIn can do for your business, branding, business development, building relationships with other business owners, and to start your quest for more B2B sales in the future.

Tips to Get That Job in 2013 on LinkedIn

When I get an email request to ‘forward an intro’ to someone in my network, a recruiter looking for recommendations for a specific role, or a conference requesting speaker recommendations, I'll happily respond. That's what LinkedIn is for. And to hobnob with the top 1 percent of viewed profiles, all two million of us.

Are your ‘ums’ and ‘ahs’ and ‘ands’ killing your interview(s)?

You might be flabbergasted how many times those words creep into your sentences. If you can’t string a well-put-together sentence to sound intelligent, then the impression to the listener is – you aren’t.

Resume du Jour: Lisa Schimidtke – Biomimcry Professional, Interior Designer

Lisa L. Schmidtke Virginia Beach, VA 23454 (757) 233-2199 / (757) 406-5565 lschmidtke@hotmail.com   OBJECTIVE: Sr. Interior Designer, Project Manager, Space Planner, and/or Sustainability Professional (LEED, Biomimicry)   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:   25 years, Senior Interior Designer/Project Manager, Space Planner 22 years, Professional Member American Society of Interior ...

LinkedIn Profile – Vital for a Job Search

Is your LinkedIn Profile at 100%? LinkedIn has just celebrated reaching 200 million users on their business professional platform within the last few weeks (remember when Facebook got excited about reaching their half a billion users?). In researching this social media platform after LinkedIn recently dumped ...

How To Shop For a Resume Writer

There are hundreds of professional resume writers ‘out there’ looking for hungry job seekers.  Some resume writers are very good. Others are so concerned with making the resume ‘pretty’ they don’t do the job seeker any favors. What do you look for in a professional resume ...

How to Build a LinkedIn Company Page

See on Scoop.it – Business Development on LinkedIn Social Media LinkedIn Company Pages are a free and effective way to enhance your web presence, allowing customers to find, follow and engage with you. Follow these steps to get your Company Page up and running. See on ...

Resume du Jour – Stephen P. Terveer – Non-Profit Executive

STEPHEN PHILIP TERVEER Virginia Beach, VA  23454 (757) 869-8037 / (757) 481-1199 steveterveer@verizon.net   OBJECTIVE:   Non-profit Development Leader / SME Consultant / Food Bank Expert   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:   25 years, Manager/Executive Director, Non-Profit Organization 20 years, Grant Writing, Capital Campaign Leadership 14 years, Food Bank Management and Organization Supervision 4 years, Peace Corps ...

Resume du Jour – Kenneth Miller – Procurement, Finance, Operations, Logistics, or Project Management

Kenneth L. Miller Virginia Beach, VA (757) 814-3760 KennethLMiller@hotmail.com   OBJECTIVE:               Procurement, Finance, Operations, Logistics, or Project Management   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:   12 years, Logistics, Buyer, Vendor Contracts Portfolio Manager 9 years, Program Management / Project Management (Senior Level) 8 years, Lean Six-Sigma, Black Belt (Instructor/Program Manager) 8 years, ...

LinkedIn Goal – “look-sees” by others

  With hard work and diligence – you too can start seeing multiple people seeing your profile or having your profile show up when they query for key words or phrases! Ask about LinkedIn training classes for 2013!

Where Recruiters Source Hires

This was so interesting, I had to share …   2012 CareerXroads Source of Hire: Channels of Influence from CareerXroads

Resume du Jour – Kent T. Leipold

Kent Taylor Leipold Austin, TX  78748 (512) 284-1904 KentTaylorLeipold@gmail.com   OBJECTIVE:   Sr. Auditor / Financial Analyst / Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Analyst EXPERIENCE SUMMARY: 25 years, Bookkeeping, Auditing, Accounting (15 years, Senior Auditor) 6 years, Bank Operations and Bank Compliance and Consulting – Small Banks (commercial space planning, leasing, and lending) 4 years, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Analyst ...

A critical ROI for business owners: Well-written resumes versus bios

Critical ROI for Business Owner Resumes (Listen to the MP3 – click on this link!) Entrepreneurs should realize one of the most critical pieces of advertising is showcasing the knowledge, skills, and experience of the most important person (or people) at the helm of the company.  ...

What’s your daily email routine?

What’s your daily email routine?   When I sit at the computer in my home office each morning, I have a routine to help me focus and stay on track for accomplishing work-related communications without getting distracted in unproductive sidebars. Time management specialists recommend a ‘touch ...

Social Media Management Blueprint for Business or Job Search

Have you ever needed to work up a Social Media Plan for your business, but wasn’t sure what Social Media Management entailed or was the tasks were on a regular basis?  Here’s a cheat-sheet that helps you (as a business owner) or a job seeker to ...

LinkedIn: Why you don’t want to miss out on the activity

LinkedIn: Why you don’t want to miss out on the activity. Do you ever ask yourself – what good is LinkedIn?  How can it help me pursue business development or a new career search?  What effort do you put into learning about LinkedIn and its advantages? ...

Bad resume advice: 15 ‘don’ts’ for resume writing

In light of the new wave of layoffs around the country, and in anticipation of those workers who will get downsized after holiday sales die down, it is productive to review what to avoid when writing resumes. These tips will help career seekers to avoid the ‘round file’ when creating or updating their resumes.

Why You Didn’t Get the Job

Wonderful insight from another expert in the recruiting industry I’d like to share: Why You Didn’t Get the Job, November 01, 2012 By: Dave Fecak (Link: http://www.amanet.org/training/articles/Why-You-Didnt-Get-the-Job.aspx?pcode=XCRP ) Over the course of my career I have scheduled thousands of interviews with hundreds of hiring managers at ...

2,000 Quotes, Quips, Notes, History Tidbits & Viewpoints About Women

A beautiful gift for the women in your life! 2,000 Quotes, Quips, Notes, History Tidbits & Viewpoints About Women: Positive & Inspirational Quotes About Women

Resume-du-Jour: Wade M. Stephens

Wade M. Stephens Virginia Beach, VA  23464 HQ ISAF CJ2R, United States Forces – Afghanistan (757) 453 -6307 / (757) 646-5414 wade.m.stephens@gmail.com wade.m.stephens@afghan.swa.army.mil   OBJECTIVE:         Program Manager, Deputy Program Manager, Project Manager, Team Lead, Operations Manager, Chief Administrative Support   SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS:   26 years, Active Duty, United States Navy, ...

Resume du Jour – Johnnie Upshur – Chief Warrant Officer (US ARMY)

Johnnie L. Upshur Clay, NY 13041 (comm. via email; OCONUS location) JohnnieUpshurCWO@gmail.com JLU357@gmail.com   OBJECTIVE:               Logistics Manager/Supervisor, Project/Program Manager    EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:   22 years, United States Army, CW4 Chief Warrant Officer (Hon. Ret.) 22 years, Program Management, Supervisor (Logistics) 12 years, Logistics Management, Automated Logistics & Material Control 12 years, Engineering ...

Ask yourself…

Two thousand hours. That’s the average amount of time a person spends at work each year. Over the span of a career, that adds up to more than 90,000 hours. Two thousand hours annually of getting up in the morning, driving home in the evening, and ...

How to make oneself more marketable to the defense industry

I recently received a request for information from a job seeker with a Masters in English and a Bachelors in Political Science. This job seeker was having a hard time finding a position in the Northern Virginia (NOVA) area. Either she was told she had too ...

History of the Resume – Evolution Since 1482!

I got a kick out of seeing the historic evolution of a resume from it’s initial form and format back when Leonardo Da Vinci created the first, to today’s social media link packed versions. One thing that is definitely following a trend – if you are ...

What to look for in LinkedIn trainers…don’t settle!

What to look for from LinkedIn trainers:   I am beginning to see more training classes offered from ‘Social Media Experts’ providing training classes for the LinkedIn social media platform.  What concerns me is the trainers are calling themselves Subject Matter Experts (SMEs).  When I view ...

RADIO INTERVIEW – June 11, 2012 – Charlie Lobosco & Dawn Boyer

Listen to internet radio with Tough Talk Radio Network on Blog Talk Radio   Here is the MP3 recording of the radio interview with Charlie and Eva Lobosco on the Tough Talk Radio Show first airing June 11, 2012, interviewing Dawn D. Boyer, Ph.D. about her ...

The Importance of a Good Resume – How Are You Going To Write One?

Are you asking yourself, “What do I do first to find a job?” or “What do I do first to write a resume?”  Some dream of financial freedom, and others are simply trying to find a job to help them pay the bills.  Are you needing ...

Turn a resume job description into a capability statement.

Many job seekers are not aware their resumes are ‘boring’ and tell the recruiter nothing other than providing a copy and paste version of a job seeker’s most recent job description. The job description may be word-for-word from the most recent company’s compensation plan.  Resume owners ...

So you want to be a Human Resources professional?

So you want to be a Human Resources professional?   Human Resources Management (HRM) is one of the hardest business arenas into which to get established, especially at a management level. So many (predominantly female) have to work their way up through the ranks, including paying ...

SECRETS TO MAKING JOB FAIRS WORK FOR CAREER SEARCHES

SECRETS A PROFESSIONAL RECRUITER SHARES TO MAKE JOB FAIRS ADVANCE YOUR CAREER! FIND THE ANSWERS and SECRET INFORMATION: ·  Why employers still attend and sponsor job fair events ·  Why attending job fairs are an advantage for career seekers ·  What to take to a job fair – other than a resume ·  What to ...

Resume du Jour – Esmeralda Euart – Spanish Language Translator

Esmeralda Euart Virginia Beach, VA (757) 652-7728 esmeeuart11@gmail.com   OBJECTIVE:               Office Manager / Supervisor   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:   7 years, Management / Retail & Wholesale Industries 4 years, Retail Food Sales and Restaurant Management 4 years, Private/semi-private Health Care / Certified Nurse’s Assistant 4 ...

Tom Antion’s Secrets for Sales Letters – All the Elements You Need

If you are in business development and sales, you need to know exactly what and how to create a sales letter with all the elements that encourage people to buy!  Use Tom Antion’s list of “Sales Letter Elements” to write your own script.  (From a Tom ...

New Sources for Recruiters from Recruiter.com

Recruiting Resources – Recruitment Report: Three Steps to a New and More Effective Interview: http://bit.ly/ISMkQ6 – Simplify your candidate management and job board posting with iCIMS: http://bit.ly/I67Z56 Featured Research: – Practical Techniques for Talent Management Transformation: http://bit.ly/KSOzza – Examine What Matters Most Using Workforce Analytics: http://bit.ly/JYIIHR ...

Cheat Sheets for Recruiters – Google Boolean Secrets You DON’T Have to Pay For!

Advanced Google – A Recruiter’s Cheat Sheet How to use Boolean Key Word searches to your advantage in GOOGLE: Key words must be unique to the skills you are seeking in a job description. Order the key words by the most relevant first, and use quotes ...

Resume du Jour – Yaron L. Muhammad – Fiber-Optic Telecommunications Line Installer

Yaron Loinel (Edwards) Muhammad Neptune, NJ  07753 (732) 308-8994 Mrmuhammad@optonline.net   OBJECTIVE:  Optic Fiber Telecommunications Line Installer   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY: 13 years, Telephone, Fiber-Optic, Telecommunications Line Installer 1 year, United States Coast Guard (Honorable Discharge)   WORK PREFERENCE:                     Middle East locations SECURITY CLEARANCE:    DHLS (expired)   ...

Resume du Jour – Valarie Miller – Project, Marketing, Publishing, Instructional, or Technology Management

Valarie A. Miller Virginia Beach, VA 23464 (757) 271-5903 ValarieAMiller@gmail.com   OBJECTIVE:  Project, Marketing, Publishing, Instructional, or Technology Management   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:   18 years, Sales & Marketing Management 18 years, Marketing  for Print, Broadcast, and Online Media 10+ years, Technology-based Marketing, Web Design/Development 3 years, Education Product Sales & Marketing 3+ years, ...

Resume du Jour – Lindy Casale-Rinaldi, Director/Sr. Marketing – Health Care/Facilities

Lindy Casale-Rinaldi Virginia Beach, VA 23451 (757) 254-7727 lindyrinaldi@verizon.net LindyCasaleRinaldi@gmail.com OBJECTIVE:   Sales/Marketing/Public Relations – Medical/Health Community EXPERIENCE SUMMARY: 25+ years, Volunteer, Public Service Liaison, Commission Sales 25+ years, Public Relations 15+ years, Marketing for Health Care Services 12+ years, Law Enforcement Officer / Emergency Medical Technician (EMT- D) EXPERIENCE PORTFOLIO:   09/10 – ...

COMMON TALENT SOURCING MISTAKES

Common talent sourcing mistakes. My recruiting education didn’t come from a mentor or any formal training. I learned how to become a recruiter “the hard way.” I tried processes that didn’t work but kept experimenting until I discovered best-practices to find candidates. My self-training and training ...

Resume du Jour – Joshua P. Franke-Hyland – Intel Analyst

JOSHUA P. FRANKE-HYLAND San Antonio, TX 78133 joshua.p.frankehyland@us.army.mil jpwheelmaster@gmail.com   OBJECTIVE:     SIGINT / All Source / HUMINT / Targeting Knowledge Management, Intelligence Analyst   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:   16 years, Active/Reserve United States Army 5 years, Enlisted SIGINT Army Linguist/Shift Lead/Squad Leader 5 years, Corporate Security Manager / Loss Prevention Officer / Team Lead ...

Resume du Jour – Richard (Rick) F. Machamer, Jr. – Contracts Director/ Comm. Mgr.

RICHARD F. MACHAMER, JR. Newport News, VA  23602 (757) 359-9233 richardfmachamer@gmail.com rick.machamer@yahoo.com   OBJECTIVE: Contracts Director / Communication Manager   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:   30 years, United States Army (Colonel, Ret.) 20 years, Executive and Leadership Management 16 years, Public Relations Liaison & Communications Director 5 years, Editor, Writer, Communications 2.5 years, Contract and Business Development Manager ...

A Modern Day Story of David and Goliath…Or…The Little Guy vs. The Corporate Giant

A Modern Day Story of David and Goliath…Or…The Little Guy vs. The Corporate Giant   For the third year in a row, Monster Clean, a small, local Carpet, Upholstery, Tile & Grout Steam cleaning company with thousands of happy Monster Clean ‘evangelist’ customers is seeking ‘happy ...

Needed – Government Contracting SMEs in HR/PM

I’m looking for research participants from the government contracting industry to participate in a ground-breaking Ph.D. Dissertation study. Listen to this video below to see if you know anyone who might qualify as as Subject Matter Expert Panelist: PhDProjectAppeal Thanks in advance!  

Writing the Dreaded Cover Letter

Writing the dreaded cover letter I have customers who beg me to help them write cover letters, and I’m amazed how grownups cower in fear of writing this simple communication.  If you remember the rule of threes, then it should be easy to do.  You want ...

Small Business Branding – What to Consider When Researching the Best Aspects of the ‘Brand’ itself…

COMPANY BRANDING has three distinct facets: There are three distinct facets of a company brand. Each is an aspect of the employment brand and not the whole thing:   Stories and positioning for people unfamiliar with the brand:  This is what most employment branding conversations are ...

Want to find a printable job application for a franchise chain or large retail store?

This website has hundreds of printable job applications for just about any company or business in the country you’d have to fill out to send to their HR department. http://www.job-applications.com BUT – be careful – sometimes those same stores and companies prefer you complete the applications ...

Why Companies At Job Fairs Don’t Accept Hard Copy Resumes – find out why…

Ever wonder why those recruiting representatives or hiring / program managers you introduce yourself to at job fairs don’t want to actually ‘accept’ your hard copy resume. Click on the video below to find out why.  

Resume du Jour – Teresa Cutting – Marketing & Program Manager

Teresa Cutting Stafford, VA 22554 (727) 424-0122 teresacut@gmail.com   OBJECTIVE:  Contracts / Strategy & Analysis / Marketing / Program Management / Innovation   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:    13 years, Retail Hospitality, Management (Resturant/Hotel/Medical/Beauty)  6 years, Marketing, Sales, Promotions  6 years, Molecular and Microbiology Research Scientist & Technician  4 years, Biological Defense Research Assistant Scientist  4 years, Consumer Pack ...

Hilarious Spelling Mistakes on Resumes and Cover Letters

Here is Our Top 20 of the Most Hilarious Spelling Mistakes on Resumes and Cover Letters by Andrew Kucheriavy 20. “I have a known track record and excellent experience with accurancy and fixing erors” 19. “Strong Work Ethic, Attention to Detail, Team Player,  Attention to Detail” 18. “My experience include filing, billing, ...

Legal Profession and LinkedIn – Amazing Facts

Facts about LinkedIn and the Legal Profession   Query on (People) in the LinkedIn search box (01:18:12)   Search Results LI Competition National Competition Law Specialty Total Profiles for Topic Related Profiles & Legal Law Practice Profiles in USA on LI % of Total LinkedIn Profiles ...

Convert Boyd’s OODA loop to HR practice to streamline procedures

Convert Boyd’s OODA loop to human resource practice to streamline procedures   Boyd’s Observe, Orient, Decide, and Act (OODA) loop theorized by Air Force Colonel John Boyd in the 1970s seems to have done well for the military, although the Occam’s Razor theory (the simplest explanation ...

How those Resume Automated Tracking Systems Work:

With sincere thanks to http://resunate.com/ for this graphic. This is one of the better and easier to understand graphics I’ve come across explaining how recruiters use their ‘systems’ to find qualified candidates:

Why aren’t you still learning?

Unemployed?  Only if you sit at home all day and watch TV while you fill out online applications online for jobs posted in the local newspapers or the ‘big boy’ job boards.  While published jobs are less than 65% of the real openings ‘out there,’ if ...

Words to delete from your resume

One of the small mistakes I often see on resumes by inexperienced job seekers are unnecessary words and phrases taking up vital white space, which forces the resume owners to try to squeeze more into their allotted number of pages. Starting at the top of the ...

Resume du Jour – Jennifer Vetter – Marketing Specialist

Jennifer Vetter Norfolk, VA 23505 / (518) 727-2003 / msjencohen@gmail.com   OBJECTIVE: Special Events and Facilities Coordinator   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:   10 years, Sales & Marketing & Customer Service 6 years, Marketing & Events Coordinator & Management (direct report to CEO) 5 years, Public Relations 3 years, Retail Banking: Teller and Bank Branch Supervisor 2 years, ...

The First Step in Writing a Business Plan – Simple Math

Before you can write a business plan, you need to determine if you can ‘afford’ to go into business for yourself and still support yourself and/or your family.  Determine what finances are needed to support and grow your business.  Use this simplified table to envision the ...

Company URL lists – Recruiting Websites for Job Hunters

Companies w/ websites and/or E-mail Addresses for resume / job search  Use this list to point and click to go directly to the recruiting website for hundreds of companies (including defense industry) hiring sites:   21st Century Systems inc.  www.21csi.com A-T Solutions www.A-TSolutions.Com Abacus Solutions Group, LLC ...

Electronic Resume – Job Hunting Tips

  PROFESSIONAL RECRUITER TIPS TO ASSIST YOU IN GETTING YOUR “ELECTRONIC RESUME” NOTICED FASTER & MORE OFTEN IN WEB-BASED DATABASE QUERIES E-mail / POC Info.:  Do not put your name, address, e-mails, phone numbers, or page numbers in a header or footer section (MS: Word, Toolbar ...

Ask human resources to assist in writing business plan

Writing a business plan can be a hard task for entrepreneurs, but those lucky enough to have access to a human resources practitioner (HRP) or a veteran human resources (HR) manager on staff may complete the job faster with assistance from that HR subject matter expert.  ...

Cover Letter Best Practices

In this technology-based age, many companies are foregoing cover letters in the electronic uploads for digital resume storage, but some systems allow cover letters to be added separately.  Recruiters may review the cover letter for various reasons, but here are a few discriminators used to consider ...

Creating a roadmap for hiring new employees = success!

When you own a small business, seeking, identifying, and hiring new employees can be a daunting task.  What questions need to be asked in an interview? What questions might create a lawsuit liability for the company?  What types of records should be kept for the job ...

What’s in YOUR Company’s Personnel Files?

Small business owners who are finally successful enough to start hiring employees are wading into unfamiliar territory when they start the process of hiring, on-boarding, and keeping records of the employee’s tenure with the company, as well as records of disciplinary actions and terminations.  Not keeping ...

Job Fairs – Still Useful to Attend – Part 3

Are attending job fairs still useful for employers and job seekers in this electronic age of resume posting? (Part Three – Advantages for Job Seekers) Part one imparted knowledge about why employers attend job fairs; part two related what to do productively at a job fair, ...

Job Fairs – Still Useful To Attend – Part 2

Are attending job fairs still useful for employers and job seekers in this electronic age of resume posting? (Part Two – Advantages for Job Seekers) Part one reported why employers attend job fairs, and this article will explain why job seekers should attend, even though many ...

Job Fairs – Still Useful to Attend – Part 1

Are attending job fairs still useful for employers and job seekers in this electronic age of resume posting? (Part One – Advantages for Employers) There are mixed feelings about whether job fairs are a ‘waste of time’ for employers or the job seekers nowadays.  Job fairs ...

Career Question – Test Task Valid?

QUESTION: I am interviewing for a corporate marketing job, and have been offered job (I think), but asked to do “consulting” marketing feasibility study on a property as an “audition.”  The interviewing company has also asked me to give a four-week notice at my current job. I ...

Beware: Your job applicants may litigate

I have three daughters who were very active in job searching during their high school years who combed the local area for a job.  They inquired at small stores, franchises, and multiple restaurants – dozens of businesses.  As a concerned mom, I coached them as they ...

Social Media Site Got her Fired – Fair or Unfair?

I’m still in shock reading about this story in a “Dear Abby” column.  A candidate for a position was hired, but on her first day of work was called into the Human Resources office to be ‘let go.’  The reason noted was because of photos that ...

Why aren’t you still learning?

Unemployed?  Only if you sit at home all day and watch TV while you fill out online applications online for jobs posted in the local newspapers or the ‘big boy’ job boards.  While published jobs are less than 65% of the real openings ‘out there,’ if ...

Words to delete from your resume

  One of the small mistakes I often see on resumes by inexperienced job seekers are unnecessary words and phrases taking up vital white space, which forces the resume owners to try to squeeze more into their allotted number of pages. Starting at the top of ...

Alumni benefits: What to expect when rehired

Many rehired employees have the capacity to negotiate from a point of strength with employers who wish to rehire them. Smart job seekers can regain benefits, higher salaries, and other tenured perks, if the company has the financial capacity. No company is legally obligated to provide the grandfathering of benefits, privileges, or perks. But offering these in small or incremental amounts could be a deciding factor to hiring back a special skills or unique employee that can give the company an edge against the competition. Alumnus should get everything negotiated in the final interview for an offer of (rehire) employment letter so there is no misunderstanding once onboard.

Recruiter Tips to Assure Your “ELECTRONIC RESUME” Is Noticed (Query Results)

What you don’t know about the recruiting processes used by employers seeking qualified applicants to find a perfect candidate for a job opening can leave you wondering why you weren’t contacted.  You have the skills, training, education, years of experience – so why isn’t the phone ...

Does Your Resume Give Identity Thieves a Roadmap?

Job seekers are eager to give information in resumes to obtain interviews, but many don’t realize too much information can provide opportunities for identity thieves. As a Human Resources Manager, I’ve noticed a trend of job seekers adding unnecessary and intimately personal information to resumes. Social ...

Resume du Jour – Garfield Warren – Network/System Administrator & Help Desk; Aerospace; Aerostat Operator

Garfield Warren St. Robert, MO 65584 (573) 336-2702 / (917) 580-1412 garfield.warren.it@gmail.com   OBJECTIVE:            Help Desk, Network and/or System Administration, Fiber Optic Tech, Field Service Representative, Aerospace Maintenance Tech, Aerostat Operator   CLEARANCE:             DoD, Secret (adjudicated: 03/08; expires 03/18) CONUS Replacement Center (CRC) 06/13 PASSPORT: ...

Waffling about buying professional services?

Resume du Jour – Steve MacLaird

Steven A. MacLaird Stafford, VA 22554 Cell: (703) 231-6335 stevemacLaird@gmail.com   OBJECTIVE:  Business Development / Program Management Executive / V.P.   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:   27.5 years, Military Service, United States Air Force, Honorable Discharge 27+ years, Domestic Property Management 18 years, International Business /14 years Project Management ...

Resume du Jour – Moneve (NeeVee) L. Flores (HR Manager)

Moneve (NeeVee) L. Flores Woodbridge, VA Home: (703) 910-6989 Cell: (240) 461-9589 nflores00@hotmail.com   OBJECTIVE:              Human Resources Manager or Director   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:   14 years, Human Resources Generalist 6 years, Human Resources Trade Organization Industry 2 years, Security Industry 2 years, Management 1.25 years, ...

Words to delete from your resume

Words to delete from your resume   One of the small mistakes I often see on resumes by inexperienced job seekers are unnecessary words and phrases taking up vital white space, which forces the resume owners to try to squeeze more into their allotted number of ...

Resume du Jour – Cassandra (Sandy) K. Wilson – Trainer/Educator

CASSANDRA (SANDY) KAYE WILSON Richmond, VA 23236, (804) 432-4882, ckswilson@verizon.net   OBJECTIVE:  Instructor / Adjunct Professor / On-Line Trainer   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:   16+ years, Training and management experience in educational development, instructional program planning, e-learning, and directing a diversified staff 14 years, Train-the-Trainer (teacher) in best practices of education K-12 (NC/VA) ...

Resume du Jour – Richard Wilson (Online Instructor)

Richard D. Wilson Baton Rouge, LA  70810 Home: (225) 757-0747 Cell: (225) 505-5882 RichardWilson0101@gmail.com   OBJECTIVE:  Educational Instructor, Online Training Facilitator   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:   11 years, Higher Education Admissions Advisor & Curriculum Developer 11 years, Instructor for junior college, Associate Degree Programs 8 years, Customer ...

Business Plan Template

Need to write a business plan?  Don’t know where to start? Here’s a handy-dandy template to get your brain juices flowing: Executive Summary – overall description of the company, it’s strategic goals, background, and start dates, owner(s), evolution of the idea that got it started, etc. ...

Resume du Jour – Thomas F. Thaler

Thomas F. Thaler ThomasFThaler@gmail.com Norfolk, VA 23510 (757) 589-3202 / (757) 865-5670   OBJECTIVE:   Senior Executive Management and/or Military Training Leadership   EXPERIENCE SUMMARY:    30+ years, Leadership and Management – Joint/Military Operations 30 years, United States Marine Corps (Ret.); (honorable discharge) 5 years, Defense Contracting; Business Development 4 years, ...

Fee-Based Career Services – What to Look for…

Since the economic crash in fall of 2008, so many job seekers have been ‘hit-up’ by those charging fees for services ranging from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars for services including resume re-writes, job applications, and ‘special’ services or introductions to hiring companies. ...

URL’s you might need to visit to Apply for Government Service Jobs

  Recently found some great URL’s for those who are looking for jobs within Government Services arena:   USAJOBS (usajobs.gov) Application Manager (applicationmanager.gov) AvueCentra (avuecentral.com) CPOL (www.cpol.army.mil) DONHR (https://chart.donhr.navy.mil)   Good Luck!

I’m back up and running…

Nothing can make your world turn upside down faster than creating a website, then having a hacker attack your hours, weeks, or months of work, destroying your efforts, then not being able to figure out how to fix it! I use a site called InMotionHosting – ...