Miriam Salpeter

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Miriam Salpeter is a job search and social media consultant, career coach, author, speaker, resume writer and owner of Keppie Careers. She is author of Social Networking for Business Success, Social Networking for Career Success and 100 Conversations for Career Success. Miriam teaches job seekers and entrepreneurs how to incorporate social media tools along with traditional strategies to empower their success. Get her free white paper: 5 Mistakes Job Seekers Make and How to Avoid Them.

Job Descriptions Decoded: Transportation Dispatcher

Job Descriptions Decoded: Transportation Dispatcher

What is this job listing REALLY asking?

The transportation dispatcher must communicate in a variety of ways. In addition, he or she interacts with many different types of people. Read More »

Job Descriptions Decoded: Childcare Assistant Teacher

Job Descriptions Decoded: Childcare Assistant Teacher

Here's what those vague job listings are REALLY asking

Discover what employers are really looking for in this analysis of a job listing for an assistant teacher at a childcare center. Read More »

Job Descriptions Decoded: Chipotle Restaurant Team Member Job

Job Descriptions Decoded: Chipotle Restaurant Team Member Job

Learn to read between the limes

Chipotle Mexican Grill’s job description is a perfect case study for how important it is to focus on the organization’s culture when applying. Read More »

Job Descriptions Decoded: Professional Network Support

Job Descriptions Decoded: Professional Network Support

Emphasize your technical skills without writing a laundry list

For the latest Job Descriptions Decoded, we unpack a listing for an IT position and determine how to present yourself in the best possible light. Read More »

Connect with Alumni to Create Your First Professional Network

Connect with Alumni to Create Your First Professional Network

Do whatever you can to keep in touch with classmates

You never know where your classmates will go from here and how you may be able to help each other in the future. Read More »

Job Descriptions Decoded: Technical Lead - Website Application Development Team

Job Descriptions Decoded: Technical Lead - Website Application Development Team

Macys.com wants you to put your skills on parade

This website development job involves supervision and leadership skills you'll want to be able to demonstrate in your application and resume. Read More »

How to Avoid Ann B. Davis' Fate as a Job Seeker

How to Avoid Ann B. Davis' Fate as a Job Seeker

How to showcase your future and not your past

Avoid Ann B. Davis' fate in your work life if you want your glory days to be ahead of you and not in the past. Read More »

Job Descriptions Decoded: Senior Administrative Assistant

Job Descriptions Decoded: Senior Administrative Assistant

Don't let long lists of desirable skills intimidate you

This week's Job Description Decoder tackles an administrative assistant position. Read More »

Why You Shouldn't Look For A Job At Work

Why You Shouldn't Look For A Job At Work

Nothing you do at work is private

An AP editor recently committed a career blooper by embedding a cover letter into a photo caption sent to the world. Read More »

Job Descriptions Decoded: Healthcare Analytics Analyst Position

Job Descriptions Decoded: Healthcare Analytics Analyst Position

The first test of analytical skills is your resume

No matter the job title, you'll still want to make direct connections between what the organization seeks and what you offer. Read More »

Job Descriptions Decoded: Sales/Customer Service Position

Job Descriptions Decoded: Sales/Customer Service Position

Do it right and your phone will be ringing off its hook

How to apply for a job in sales and customer service. Read More »

What if You Have a Job Offer and a New Interview Offer?

What if You Have a Job Offer and a New Interview Offer?

Nice problem to have

What should you do if you have an offer, but the opportunity to interview for a better job? Read More »

Job Description Decoded: Senior-Level Finance Position

Job Description Decoded: Senior-Level Finance Position

Higher level jobs require special attention to detail

Senior and executive level positions can be particularly tricky to nab. Learn to decode the job description to give yourself an edge. Read More »

Job Listings Decoded: Tire Maintenance Technician

Job Listings Decoded: Tire Maintenance Technician

What the ads say are not always what they mean

A job listing for a tire maintenance technician is decoded so you can put your best face forward when applying for this position. Read More »

How to Decode Job Descriptions

How to Decode Job Descriptions

Learn to analyze job ads and use this to your advantage

Before applying for a job, learn how to read the ads to determine which make the best sense for your time and application efforts. Read More »

How To Keep Your Resume Out Of The Scrap Pile

How To Keep Your Resume Out Of The Scrap Pile

Avoid these common mistakes

Biggest resume mistakes you don't know you're making – but may prevent you from landing an interview. Read More »

Get No Respect At Work? What To Do

Get No Respect At Work? What To Do

How to avoid being marginalized at work

Are you the Rodney Dangerfield of your workplace: you get no respect? It's your job to take charge of your career. Read More »

What Can We Learn from U.S. Airways' Twitter Mistake?

What Can We Learn from U.S. Airways' Twitter Mistake?

You never know where updates will lead

Even if you don't tweet for a company, you'll want to learn from U.S. Airways' major Twitter gaffe. Read More »

Is Texting Okay At Work?

Is Texting Okay At Work?

It depends on your boss

It's not always obvious how to communicate important information if you never see your boss in person. Read More »

Wackiest Reasons People Miss Work

Wackiest Reasons People Miss Work

'The cat got out' is not an acceptable excuse at most places

Off-the-wall excuses not to come to work can do more harm than good. Read More »

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