Archive for the ‘5 You May Have Missed’ category

5 You May Have Missed – Women in the Workforce

January 13th, 2011

No matter how you slice it, women face more challenges in the workplace.  Even though women edged ahead of men in the last year making up the greater part of the labor market by a hair, they still make around $.80 cents for each dollar earned by a man.  This week we look at some reasons why, and some suggestions how to better position yourself if you are a women in the workforce.

Despite making up a greater part of the workforce, Ms. Magazine finds Economic Recovery? Not So Much for Women.

The Business Career Development Blog explores Why Women Need a Sponsor for Career Development.

This is a good precursor to a recent Harvard Business Review article on When Female Networks Aren’t Enough.

And the Wall Street Journal weighs in on Advice for Women on Developing a Leadership Style.

And CNN offers 8 ways women can get ahead in the workplace.

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5 You May Have Missed – Looking Forward 2011 is HERE!

January 5th, 2011

What a difference a week makes.

Last week we were looking back and here it is 2011.

Time to get our act in gear.

Here’s 5 blog articles you may have missed to help hit the ground running in 2011

Making Great Goals for 2011 via My Footpath

A recent poll by Manpower revealed that 84% of Workers Plan to Look for a New Job in 2011 this is reported by CNN.

Avoid these 10 Resume Blunders and Land That Job in 2011 via CareerCopilot.com

3 Bold and Creative Resume Strategies to Implement in the New Year by Great Resumes Fast

6 New Year’s Resolutions for Job Seekers via USNews Money

Get your year off to a good start!  Join Hire Friday Chat on Twitter this Friday from Noon to 1pm EST.  Sign into your Tweetchat using your twitter ID and enter the hashtag #hfchat.  It will be a great opportunity to learn about Resume writing and Resume writers.

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5 You May Have Missed – Looking Back at 2010

December 29th, 2010

December is a month for reflection on the past year – what went wrong, what went right.  Advancements and achievements, disappointments and disasters.

In this final week of the year, let’s look at some of the round ups of 2010 offered out there, and how we may be able to squeeze in just a few more days of productive job searching.

I must say that some of the best of the year was my discovery of the MyFootpath blog and it is examples like this that bear out why:

Tips for End of Year Productivity

The Human Race Horses gives a round up of great HR professionals and recruiters in his “My HR Top 10 for 2010 (and some personal faves)”.

WindMillNetworking.com offers the Top 20 Most Useful LinkedIn Blog Posts of 2010.

Also, for job hunting here are Top 10 Job Hunting Tips for 2010 via My Path.

And finally, a list of great articles, The Top 10 HBR Blog Posts of 2010 brought to you by the Harvard Business Review.

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5 You May Have Missed – Older Workers

December 22nd, 2010

Unemployed older workers face more challenges their younger counterparts.  So this week, we’re going to give you a bonus with the weekly 5 blogs and articles you may have missed.

The first article comes from USA Today on the subject of the aging workforce – American Workforce Growing Grayer.

AOL gives you 10 Tips on Resumes for Older Workers and even better, Better Jobs Advice provides Approaches and Tactics for Older Workers Who Can’t Find a Job with helpful links to organizations and volunteer opportunities for older workers.

About.com provides Job Search Tips and Strategies for Older Workers

Wharton, the Business School at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia explores the myths and realities of work for those over 55 in The ‘Silver Tsunami’: Why Older Workders Offer Better Value than Younger Ones.

And your added bonus comes from The Career Advice blog, which hints at some good news ahead for workers Over 55 and Unemployed.

Have a blog entry that WE may have missed?  please feel free to add it to our comments!

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5 You May Have Missed – 2010 Year in Review – Web & Social Media

December 15th, 2010

Wrapping up 2010 everyone is putting out their lists of top 10 this and that.  This past week has revealed what the dominating forces in the Web and Social Media offer regarding the past year.  What does all this have to do with your Job Search?  Well, the Web and Social Media reflect what is going on in our world and we have to pay attention to it.  You don’t have to be an expert, but you need to be conversant in these technologies so you are able to speak intelligently where these technology intersect with the company or organization you have targeted in your search.

Google – What We Searched

Penn-Olson.com discusses what Google offers in their look back.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn offers what are the Top 10 (and Overused) Buzzwords on LinkedIn Profiles.

YouTube

YouTube dedicated a channel to look back on the past year in video – Rewind.

Twitter

Mashable offered up what they saw as the Most Powerful Tweets of 2010.

Facebook

Facebook Reveals Top Global Status Trends in 2010 via AllFacebook.com

When these types of lists come out, I’m always curious as to where happenings of the month of December end up.  They can’t put December 2010 in 2011, so officially, I guess nothing happens in December.  And while we’re on this topic, since there are 12 months in a year, why don’t we look back at the top 12 for the year?

Regardless, what are some of your top 10 or 12 for the past year?

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