I've been at the career-reinvention wheel for nearly two months now, and I've applied for exactly one job. That's because I'm rethinking my new identity and direction. Last week I made a major leap forward as a result of talking to Karen Kang, a personal-branding guru and author of BrandingPays: The Five-Step... Read More »
By Heather Huhman
Even if you don't watch football, you know "Sunday Night Football." With country star Faith Hill singing the theme song and major NFL players featured in the video, "Sunday Night Football" has built a solid, star-studded brand -- so much so that when "Sunday Night Football" debuted for the... Read More »
By Vickie Elmer
Change is good. And changing things up on your online profile can attract attention, whether it's a recruiter or an angel investor or some new followers.
This fall brings many good reasons for freshening up our online images: Stepped up networking events, new or renewed emphasis on career... Read More »
As Apple fans anxiously await the release of new iPhone 5 (mine is due to be delivered in about an hour), that got me thinking: What are the new tech tools that can make job hunting easier? Most job hunters are well aware that the job search has moved online. Savvy job seekers know to network on LinkedIn and... Read More »
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 value your privacy and are not one to jump on the social media bandwagon, so when someone Googles your name, they'll find a White page's listing and a link to Ancestry.com. You're okay with that, but what does it mean for your job search?
Is it true that if someone can't find you among the 955 million... Read More »
By Vickie Elmer
Every time you apply for a job you have the chance to be a standout, a star, or at least a unique individual with a string of talents that may be a great match for the employer's needs.
But many don't see themselves that way or sell themselves that way. And they don't find the ways they... 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 »
By Kevin W. Grossman
That was our pact. The fact that if it got to the point where we literally cried at the end of the workday, it was time to leave.
That's what we did one night in December 1995. We made a pact that we'd walk away if our work worlds just became too unbearable. Which is exactly what we... Read More »
By Justin Thompson
It seems everyone has an opinion on what a resume should contain, how many pages it should be and how it should be formatted. So as we enter into a new year, what are the universally agreed-upon elements that are in, and which ones are now passe? Here are some of the best practices when... Read More »
A recent study found that 88 percent of all New Year's resolutions end in failure. Those are pretty bad odds. But, before you throw in the towel on your self-improvement goals for 2012, keep in mind that there are hard-working professionals ready to help you stick to your resolutions. Why not put them to... Read More »
By Bryan Clark
Some might argue that 2011 was the year personal branding really stepped into the forefront as one of - if not the - most important ways to take control of our life. I'd argue that 2011 was just a fraction of the overall growth this industry is going to see in 2012, and beyond. Google,... 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 »