Posts made in January, 2012

Strange interview questions

File this under the category of “you’ve got to be kidding me”: Here’s a list of 11 Of The Oddest Interview Questions Of 2011. What was the strangest interview question you were asked and how did you respond?

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Top 5 blog posts of 2011

I know I’m a little late in posting this, but I wanted to share with you our top 5 most popular blog posts of 2011: 1. Who needs an apostrophe anyway? 2. Hotmail and Yahoo email deemed uncool? 3. No jerks and divas policy 4. Guest post: Know the Difference Between HR and Hiring Managers Before Job-Searching 5. Social media problems   Thank you to all of our loyal readers! I hope that you’ll continue to read and participate in this blog throughout 2012! If you are interested in guest posting, please email me at amanda.haddaway@gmail.com with your suggested topic and a link to your online resume or LinkedIn...

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Word games can help creativity

Have you ever had a case of writer’s block? Every once in a while, we all experience times when we’re not feeling as creative or focused as we need to be. One way to overcome this is to take a break and reignite your brain. Taking five or ten minutes to play a word game is sometimes all I need to get back into the flow of writing. Here’s my review on some of my favorites.

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Using Facebook’s timeline to update your resume

If you use Facebook to share information on your career and professional achievements, you might want to consider reviewing your timeline as a tool to refresh your resume. It’s easy to overlook daily tasks and accomplishments, but Facebook makes it easy to recap the last year (or last few years) by scrolling through the items that you’ve posted on your page. It’s also a good time to double-check your security settings to determine what can and cannot be viewed by prospective employers. Remember, what you post now can stay with you for a long time, so use caution before uploading photos from a crazy weekend.

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Are you sticking to your resolutions for 2012?

We’re a week into the new year, so how are you doing with sticking to your resolutions? Some people find that resolutions are tough to keep after a few weeks, but I wish you all success in attaining your personal goals. I came across an article about resolutions for aspiring leaders and thought that it was worth sharing in case you’re still trying to figure out what your professional resolutions should be for 2012. In the article, there are five areas that are listed: Find a trustworthy mentor Form a leadership development group Volunteer in a civic or service organization Work in or travel to one new country Finally, ask more questions than you answer Have...

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