Posts made in January, 2012

Exit interview tips

Most of us don’t work for the same organization for our entire careers, so it’s helpful to know how to effectively handle an exit interview situation. I was recently quoted in this article and I think that the tips provided by other HR experts are spot on. You may not need these tips now, but it’s a good resource to have for when the time arises.

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Volunteering is good for you and your career

“You only have what you give. It’s by spending yourself that you become rich.” ~Isabel Allende, Chilean-American novelist Regular readers of this blog know that I am a huge advocate for doing volunteer work. There are so many deserving community organizations that need help in furthering their missions, yet many lack the people resources to accomplish the mighty tasks at hand. If you have a few hours to spare, consider giving back through the gift of time. It’s free, it means a lot to the organization and you will most likely feel good about yourself when you get finished. It’s also a win-win because you’ll be able to add these skills...

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Upcoming speaking engagement

I’m pleased to announce that I will be speaking at the Social Media Summit in May. I’ll be part of a panel discussion on social media and job searching. Here’s some additional information on the session: Learn how job seekers and human resource professionals are using social networks to optimize their efforts. It is becoming more and more important for all job seekers to understand the strategy of online job search—from research to establishing a presence, to personal brand building – and everything from the social media-enabled resume, to the use of video, as well as LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and blogs as a means of creating distinction in the...

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Tips for Making Your Online Image Employer-Ready

Personal branding is all the rage these days yet so many job seekers are making career-costing errors. By following a few simple steps, anyone can clean up their online image and manage it. Here are some useful tips from my CAREEREALISM article on making your online image employer-ready.

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Good networking advice

“Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, ‘Make me feel important.'” ~ Mary Kay Ash   Have a great weekend!

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