By Heather Huhman
In the heart of the digital age, the standard paper resume still holds its ground. However, when a resume leaves you with little to no room to showcase your creativity, consider enhancing it with an online portfolio.
Developing an online portfolio is one of the best ways to begin... Read More »
You can be professional while still maintaining your individual identity. Most employers want to see your personality shine through even before they hire you -- after all, no one wants to work with someone who doesn't have the self-motivation to pursue their own interests. Read More »
Being without a job is tough. When you are out of work for an extended period of time, crisis of confidence sets in. And once it takes hold, it can be hard to shake.
The problem is that confidence is the No. 1 thing we need to land a job. Without it, we come across as weak, insecure and desperate. If you, or... Read More »
Don't make these mistakes.
As you pick out your summer office wardrobe, here are 10 clothing styles to probably avoid. Read More »
By Luke Roney
I knew, as it was happening, that the job interview was going badly. The guy asking the questions -- the managing editor at a mid-size Southern California daily -- had lost interest in me quickly. He put his feet up on his desk and began eating his lunch.
I sat wordlessly as he ate. The crunch... Read More »
By Jon Gordon
Over the years I've done a lot of research on the positive effects of being positive and the negative effects of being negative. The research is clear. It really does pay to be positive and the benefits include enhanced health and longevity, happiness, career advancement, athletic performance,... Read More »
A publisher sent me a book on resume writing the other day. As I was paging through it, I realized something: it's been years since I've sent anyone a resume. During that time, a dozen clients have come and gone, but no one asks for a chronological list of my work history. Which is good, because I don't really... Read More »
By Leanne Italie
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jeanne Thompson began going gray at 23. She colored her hair for years as she worked her way into management at a large Boston-area financial services company, then gave up the dye for good about a year ago. Read More »
By Erik Deckers
Do not, do not, DO NOT include a photo with your résumé!
Just don't do it. Read More »
By Jaclyn Schiff
Have you ever been stuck in a meeting that just makes you want to scream from boredom or frustration? Like lift your butt-off-the-chair-and-roar type of thing?
The good news: meetings don't have to be that way. The maybe not-so-good news: you have to be bold enough to actually do... Read More »
If you're in need of a quick pre-interview makeover, instead of heading to a costly spa, why not make your own beauty recipes? As a top beauty and age-proofing expert in the media, I have whipped up hundreds of DIY beauty recipes on TV shows such as "The Doctors" and "Extra," on the KTLA and KCAL TV stations... Read More »
By Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter
In a prior post, I wrote about The Value of Writing a LinkedIn Profile That's Different From Your Resume. In that article, I focused on the content: how and why the 'words' woven strategically throughout your LinkedIn profile help shape a compelling career marketing message. Read More »
Competition is tougher than ever in the workplace whether looking for a promotion or re-entering the job market. And if you're carrying an extra 15, or more lbs., you may find yourself faced with weight discrimination. Research from Yale University's Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity reported that weight... Read More »
Many studies reveal that when we 'dress for success', our confidence boosts. This is most important when seeking a new job. A new wardrobe can cost a small fortune. So why not update your look with a new pair of eyeglasses? Most Americans overpay for their eyeglasses, even with vision benefit plans. The great... Read More »
It's the New Year and you vowed to lose weight. The pressure's on to look and feel good. Whether your doctor suggested you lose weight, or you're re-entering the job market, being overweight isn't in your best interest. But with so many diets to choose from, it's tricky to find one that offers delicious,... Read More »
Many recent health books such as "The Vitamin D Cure" and "The Vitamin D Solution" are boasting the numerous health and weight loss benefits of Vitamin D. Did you know that nearly all overweight women have LOW levels of Vitamin D? Read More »
This article originally appeared on Schools.com
Students applying to law school and business school face another layer of scrutiny beyond their applications: Some 41 percent of law school admissions counselors and 27 percent of their business school counterparts admit to running applicants' names through... Read More »
By Althaf Ahmed
You probably hear the phrase "just be yourself" more often than you like.
But being yourself is hard, right? In a competitive world where people seem to work their way up the ladder by being professional and perfect for the job, is it really smart to be your goofy or sarcastic self? Didn't... Read More »
Preparing to enter the job market can be an exciting experience, but can also bring on nervousness and stress. Calm your pre-interview jitters and get "the edge" with the following helpful tips: Read More »
Parabens are added to a variety of skin care, hair, makeup and bath products to preserve their shelf life and prevent the growth of bacteria. However, in recent years, studies have suggested that parabens affect our hormones and health and are turning up in our water supply. Millions of Americans apply body... Read More »