February’s Career Development Carnival is filled with tips and advice to help you master your career this year! But if job search is part of the plan, you will find helpful resources in here too!
Please feel free to share any or all of these articles with people who may benefit!
Next month’s carnival will be hosted on Lynn Dessert’s site, Elephant’s At Work.
Out of Love with Your Job? 5 Tips for You on Careerfolk by Donna Sweiden
Close to 50% of working professionals throughout the world are not happy in their job. According to Freud, “Love and Work” are the two central elements to happiness. These days so many people feel like they have no choice to stay on in a miserable work situations, and for many there is no out, but there are very strategic steps people can take to make a move. But first one has to decide it’s time to move on.
5 Traits to Avoid In a Boss on Career Pivot by Marc Miller
You Say You Hate Your Boss! How the heck did you get into this position, and what are you going to do so it does not happen again? The number 1 reason people change jobs is …. the boss!
Storytelling and Public Speaking Tips from TED Types on Working Kind by Vickie Elmer
The ability to tell a story, speak before a group – or be part of a conference panel – can be very valuable to your career. Yet this isn’t easy to cultivate between all the daily tasks and managing. So we share some great advice from the Ted Talk organizers on better storytelling and public speaking.
All In or Just Passing Go? Getting Good Pays Off | Seinfeld Says on Business Fitness by Dawn Lennon
We get from our jobs what we expect…of ourselves. What we put in determines what comes out. Getting good brings you to a love of your work. Achieve that by being “all in” and the payoffs are yours.
Flappy Bird Flop | Ill-Prepared for Success on Ink’d Content Blog by Michelle Cramer
It’s important to prepare for success in your career or business ventures so you don’t flop like the Flappy Bird creator.
Emotional Intelligence Equals Effective Performance on Rochester Democrat & Chronicle – HerRochester by Beth Sears
More people lose their jobs due to poor interpersonal skills than ever due to job skills. By developing personal and social skills that allow you to identify how your behavior affects others, you can learn skills that help you be the best you can be.
Want to Strengthen Your Team? Try Some Adversity on Search for Authentic Leadership by Dan Ryan
Adversity is a great way to mold a team. Read along as we discuss how adversity can be your best friend when putting your team together.
JOB SEARCH RESOURCES
Full Disclosure During a Job Interview on HR Bartender by Sharlyn Lauby
What’s the best way to explain gaps in your job history? Two career experts share their insights. (You may be familiar with these two experts, Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter (CareerTrend) and Lisa Rangel (Chameleon Resumes), they’ve contributed to carnivals in the past!)
6 Tips To Looking For A Job While You Are Employed on Design Resume by Julie Walraven
If you have a job, should you be looking for a new one? In short, if you are unhappy with your job, you can look for another one.
The 3 Most Important LinkedIn Profile SEO Places for Relevant Keywords on Executive Career Brand by Meg Guiseppi
Pack your most-searched relevant keywords in the LinkedIn profile spots that rank higher with LinkedIn’s search algorithm.
Using LinkedIn to Find a Job – Tip #11 on Acacia HR Solutions by Sabrina Baker
There are tons of ways to use LinkedIn to connect with companies and hiring managers. It all begins with building your network. Here is a unique way to use those “Whats Happening with Your Network” emails to reconnect or strengthen relationships.
Are You Taking Advantage of These 5 LinkedIn Tricks? on Chameleon Resume by Lisa Rangel
Savvy users know how to make the most of LinkedIn to build their personal brand and get noticed by employers fast and often. Here are a few lesser-known LinkedIn tricks you can start implementing today.
From Mediocre to Must-Interview: A 7-Step Resume Makeover on Savvy Intertern by Mark Babbitt
Statistically speaking, most resumes – no matter how good we think they are – stink. Within the first 6 seconds of review, at least 60% of resumes are thrown away by hiring systems or recruiters.
Changing your resume from a “1 in 500” – and being seen as just another also-ran – to the “1 in 10” that got the interview, can be accomplished with relatively little effort. Here are the steps to build a truly great resume – and their theoretical impact (from the recruiter perspective) on how a resume moves through the decision-making process.
Why Stellar Employees Sell Themselves Short in the Job Search on The Job Quest by Melissa Cooley
When preparing for a job hunt, job seekers should work to find the extraordinary stories and accomplishments from their careers that will set them apart. And yet, even star employees struggle to articulate their unique value. Why is that?
Overcoming the Resume Pimple on Elephants at Work by Lynn Dessert
One of the biggest challenges job seeker’s face is some blemish or pimple on their resume. There is one easy fix to that….
Why Are Tennis Balls Fuzzy? on Hell In the Hallway by Deborah Mourey
In a job interview, you might be asked strange questions. The goal is to be ready to answer anything. The interviewer doesn’t really want to know about tennis balls… they want to know how you think.
NETWORKING & PERSONAL BRANDING
Do You Have Networking Credibility In Your Job Search? on Hire Imaging by Barb Poole
Networking in your job search works beautifully but not perfectly. To guarantee your networking credibility and “honor”, know what your contacts can and can’t do for you.
Chewbacca, a Tired Bird and the Invisible Man by Arthur Catalanello
What do Chewbacca, a Tired Bird and the Invisible Man have to do with personal branding? The answer is “everything” if that’s the first impression you’re making on LinkedIn.
The Truth About Sales Reaches Boiling Point on Working Kind by Michelle Hooks
Ian Greenleigh’s bad job was working at a collections job in a marketing / advertisement firm. He learned that honest work in sales is dreadful, but he turned that negative experience into a positive one when he did marketing in his own terms through social media and advanced his marketing career.