Resumes and Reputations
innovation

The Innovation Tactics on Kickstarter and TEDx Changing the Business World

Etsy gives any crafter on the planet the opportunity to run a booming business. Kickstarter gives any entrepreneur on the planet the opportunity to get investors without big pitches and huge dollars. TEDx gives great speakers f...

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Finding Ways to Fill Resume Gaps

Usually when we’re talking about gaps on resumes, we’re talking about gaps in time. But today, I want to talk about a different kind of gap – an experience gap. Do you have them on your resume? Read on and find ou...

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Be Careful What You Share

You’ve heard about being careful what you share on Facebook and on other social media platforms. We all know that it doesn’t just go away, and some have experienced the unfortunate side effects of that. But what abo...


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Build Your Reputation the Smart Way

Building a reputation is key to your professional success: Who knows you and what are you known for? I talked last week about the importance of personal branding is the 2013 job search, and that is certainly one way to build a ...

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Gain a Competitive Edge with “Executive Presence”

This past week I had the opportunity to meet with a successful young female managing partner who heads up the Detroit office at the company I work for. I was struck by how she exuded that often elusive quality known as “execu...

Cheating

Prosperous Cheaters — Know the Interview Questions Before You Go

In high school, I was an officer in our NHS chapter. We had planned this incredible pep rally: complete with relay races, blindfolds, class competition, and teachers getting creamed in the face with pies (or something). Thinkin...


mistakes

Personal and Professional Mistakes: There Is No Line

When you leave the office, you leave behind your desk and your job description and enter into your personal world. But you don’t leave behind your mistakes in either world, or your blunders. The time of complete separatio...

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Beating the Online Application Machine

We’ve all done it. You’ve read the job description, you’ve clicked on the “Apply Now” button, and you sigh a huge annoying sigh. Ugh. An online application system. Sure, you can upload your resume....

firstjob

Does Your First Job Matter?

On Sundays at Career Girl Network, we like to talk about productivity. So far, we’ve talked about being more productive in your day-to-day life at work and at home. But we haven’t yet explored the idea of productivi...


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Getting Your Resume Noticed

Twenty years ago, getting your resume noticed meant it had to stick out in a pile – a pile of hard copy resumes that recruiters received in the mail with stamps. The resumes that moved to the top of the pile were those on...