Career Development

Job Search Tips to Revitalize your Career Opportunities

Tip #2: Work on your Personal Brand.

If someone were to search for your name online, what, if anything would they see? In all likelihood, hiring you is a big investment to any company or organization. Especially in challenging economic times and an employer driven job market, companies are being more selective about their job applicants.

Take a few minuets and search for yourself online to determine what your digital footprint is. Do you share a name with someone that could create an opportunity or a problem with your online image?

Use your personal brand to let the employer know your strengths, why […]

Career Coaching – How to Choose a Career Mentor

If you are a recent college graduate, considering a career change or a significant promotion, then consider having a professional career coach or mentor. Career coaching and professional mentors are more then just networking with colleagues or other like minded professionals in your career field. Often times, mentors have been through the same career advancement processes and overcome some of the same challenges you may encounter. Taping into their knowledge and advice can overwhelmingly provide you that competitive edge, many professionals overlook until they are pass by for that promotion.

Using a career coach or a mentor provides a level of […]

Best Resume Writing Advice – Be Prepared

Ever heard the phrase, “He who hesitates is lost” or “The early bird gets the worm”? Almost everyone is familiar with these common sayings… sure you may have heard them before or even used them yourself. But take a moment and ask yourself, are you someone who hesitates? Someone who let’s opportunities pass you bye, simply because you are not prepared. Ask yourself, are you prepared to take advantage of that next big job opportunity, that next promotion or raise?

Job hunting and your professional career advancement are often overlooked throughout most employees’ careers until that once in a lifetime opportunity […]

Free Audio Books CD for Career Planning

Job hunting can be a pain. Preparing all of your documents, writing a resume and trying to decide on what to say in your cover letter can be a challenge to even the most successful career professional.

With your busy schedule, where you find the time to find out what changes in today’s job market have occurred and how what you don’t know can hurt your career opportunities! Audio books have become increasingly more popular for one simple fact; they easily fit into our busy lifestyles. Whether in the car, on your commute to and from work, or at home doing […]

Highest Paying Jobs for 2011

According to career poles and news reporting in 2010, the highest paying and most stable jobs were in the medical and medical services career field. However, with the looming increases in medical insurance and malpractice insurance medical professionals may see their profits dwindling in 2011. Other professional careers suffered throughout 2010, specifically those related to the defense industry as defense spending and program budgets were cut.

Not all technical fields suffered in 2010 as internet technology (IT), computer science, software engineers, and programmers maintained a strong presence. Companies used the low in the workforce to update and revitalize their internal technology […]

Business Networking – Expand your Career Network

One of the best ways to find a great job is by business networking with professionals, both within your industry and in related career fields. Using your professional contacts to locate that next career opportunity has significant advantages. Employers are much more likely to hire someone they know either directly or through someone they know. It is much less of a risk than it is to hire based on just someone’s resume skills. On LinkedIn, for example, you will have access to a vast array of career industry groups and to their members. The more people you are in contact […]