While our October carnival doesn’t have cotton candy and fun rides, it does have an elephant and a bartender! This collection of posts has been put together to help with your career development! We hope you find a post that resonates or sets you in motion and new writer to follow! Thank you to all the contributors this month and a special thank you to the new contributors!
We hope you have a blast and feel free to share! Next month, Lynn Dessert will host The Career Development Carnival on Elephants at Work!
Ditch Your Dress Code
Hell in the Hallway by Deborah Mourey
Any woman will tell you — there’s no such thing as business casual for us! So when looking for your next career opportunity… what you looked for a place that valued your skills more than how you’re dressed. Just think about it!
Women in IT: A Minority?
Creative Solutions Services by Alexandra Zatarain
The reality is that women are still a minority in the IT sector, and the reasons for this abound. From personal career choices, to life pressures, to the barriers imposed by the industry itself over the years, women are being left out of the biggest piece of cake.
Social Media and the Older Worker
Kerry Hannon, Second Verse
Online networking sites make it easier for recruiters to learn about you, and for you to learn about their companies – both essential ingredients to landing a job. For workers over 50, an online presence is also a way to show potential employers that you’re not intimidated by technology – something they’re wary of when considering an older worker for a job today.
Six Mistakes Job Hunters Make Over and Over Again
Elephants at Work by Lynn Dessert
The number one thing that job hunters want to know is why don’t you have a job? Lynn discusses six things that get in the way of an effective job search.
HOW TO: Work With People You Don’t Like
HR Bartender by Sharlyn Lauby
The title says it all…
Fear Is a Liar
CareerTrend by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter
Fear of the unknown often cripples people from making transformative changes to their careers and lives. While moving ahead with goals can be both easy and difficult, it is worth it. This post intends to encourage and inspire anyone stuck in hesitation to take that leap toward their next happiness goal!
How to Turn Career Failure into Career Success
Guide on the Side by Michael Keathley
This post explains the need to see some typical career “failures” more accurately as the landmarks leading us to our authentic careers.
Playing it Safe with your Career is the New Risky
CareerPivot by Marc Miller
If you think that your employer plans on keeping you for more than three years or expects you to hang around more than three years you are playing it safe and that is pretty risky!
The Death of the Phone Book
Staffing Insights by Eric Derby
A funny thing happened when I went to find my phone book… and I had some realizations about how my job has changed and how our culture has changed because of tools like LinkedIn.
The Job Quest by Melissa Cooley
Did you know that October 14-20 is Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week? In the U.S, 35% of employees are targets of bullying in the workplace. How can you identify it and take steps to get out of a bullying situation?
Job Search Resources
How to Make Your LinkedIn Profile Professional Headline SEO-Friendly
Executive Career Brand by Meg Guiseppi
Maximize your LinkedIn profile’s search-ability by including the right keywords in your professional headline.
Five Reasons Job Seekers Must Blog
Arthur’s Blog by Arthur Catalanello
This post explores the benefits of blogging as a job search tool.
How “real” should you keep it on your CV?
Mildred Talabi – Careers speaker, writer & blogger by Mildred Talabi
How “real” should you keep it on your CV? This 19-year-old proves being true to yourself isn’t always a good thing when it comes to CV writing.
Nail Your Next Job Interview: 3 Proven Tips
The Savvy Intern by Mark Babbitt
You found the internship of your dreams. You’ve made it past the phone interview and your hopes have been raised. Next up: the in-person interview. How will you nail it? Do your thorough research, dress professionally, and follow these three tips – and you’ll interview with confidence.
Fix it Friday: Present Yourself As Perfectly Qualified
Career Sherpa by Hannah Morgan
This post addresses a job seeker’s question about not having all the desired skills in job postings. See what you can do to present yourself as perfectly qualified, even if you lack some of the requirements!
Why I Joined App.net
JobMob by Jacob Share
Oy vey, another social network. But this one’s worth investing in.
Why Cross Pollination is Good For Your Job Search
Acacia HR Solutions by Sabrina Baker
This article describes why connecting with brands across multiple social media platforms could help your job search.
Branding for Executive Resumes: What It Is and What It Is Not
Chameleon Resumes Blog by Lisa Rangel
The competition at the top has never been more fierce and utilizing executive resume branding when writing your resume is essential for communicating to hiring managers that you are the one to select for the coveted interview. Here are four ways to incorporate executive resume branding into your executive resume:
LinkedIn’s New Feature: Have You Been Endorsed?
Inside Online Learning by Melissa Venable
A look at some of the benefits and challenges of LinkedIn’s newest feature – Endorsements. What does it mean to be endorsed? Considerations when adding these to your profile, and providing for others.
Hannah Morgan speaks and writes about job search and career strategies. She founded CareerSherpa.net to educate professionals on how to maneuver through today’s job search process. Hannah was nominated as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Job Search and Careers and is a regular contributor to US News & World Report. She has been quoted by media outlets, including Forbes, USA Today, Money Magazine, Huffington Post, as well as many other publications. She is also author of The Infographic Resume and co-author of Social Networking for Business Success.