Article aggregate 8-28-13

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TOP OF THE FOLD

 

7 Things Your Body Language Is Telling Your Boss

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/228056#ixzz2dBCdALsP

** Quote: “People make up their minds about others in just the first four seconds, Hoppe said. ‘In business, you’ve got to remember that when you walk into a boardroom, people have already made a decision about you by the time you sit down.'”  That meshes well with my essay Done in Seven Seconds.

** And another one:

5 Body Language Poses That Can Sabotage Success

https://www.openforum.com/articles/5-body-language-poses-that-can-sabotage-success/

** HT to Cheryl Landes (www.linkedin.com/in/clandes) for this article.

Why You Shouldn’t Be Looking For A Job

Why You Shouldn’t Be Looking For A Job

Through: @InterviewIQ

** A very depressing article.  Mercenaries.  That’s what we’re becoming.

 

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FOR OLDER WORKERS

 

When the Job Interviewer Thinks You’re Too Old

http://www.nextavenue.org/article/2012-10/when-job-interviewer-thinks-youre-too-old

Through: @AMAnet

** Good stuff to keep in mind.

 

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NETWORKING

 

How to Network Using LinkedIn Groups

http://40pluscareerguru.blogspot.com/2013/05/how-to-network-using-linkedin-groups.html

Through: @NewCareerGuru

** LI is such a great tool!

How to Tell Your Network You’re Looking for a Job

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/08/28/how-to-tell-your-network-youre-looking-for-a-job

Through: @AskAManager

** Good stuff, but I do disagree to some extent about automatically attaching your resume.  It depends on the nature of the contact… the more familiar/stronger the bond, the more likely it’s OK to send your resume up front.

 

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COVER LETTERS

 

What To Avoid When Designing And Writing A Cover Letter

http://www.careerealism.com/avoid-designing-writing-cover-letter/

Through: @CAREEREALISM

** It’s as important to know what not to do, as what to do.

 

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RESUMES

 

Resume Mistakes Job Seekers Make

http://www.net-temps.com/careerdev/crossroads/index.htm?op=view&id=5169&newsletter_id=1216&archive=1#axzz2dDvL6Pxl

Through: @NetTemps

** Quote: “In life, you can’t be all things to all people. Your professional life isn’t any different.”

 

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INTERVIEWING

 

Interview Q&A Why Should We Hire You

http://www.net-temps.com/careerdev/crossroads/index.htm?op=view&id=5170&newsletter_id=1216&archive=1#axzz2dDvL6Pxl

Though: @NetTemps

** A simple question rife with landmines.

 

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BRANDING / SOCIAL MEDIA

 

4 Ways Young Professionals Can Stand Out In A Crowded Job Market

http://www.careerealism.com/young-professionals-stand-out/

Through: @CAREEREALISM

** Not JUST for young folk though.

 

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GENERAL

 

I Was Fired! Now What?

I Was Fired! Now What?

Through: @WorkCoachCafe (RT by @JobHuntOrg)

** Answering the question “What happened?” in a firing is akin to “Waiter, one can of worms, please.”  You need to have a truthful answer that doesn’t smear your ex-employer (no matter how much you’d like to), and indicates you’ve learned something.

6 Myth-Busting Facts to Propel Your Job Hunt

http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/outside-voices-careers/2013/08/27/6-myth-busting-facts-to-propel-your-job-hunt

** Fundamental knowledge.

What Makes You a Great Hiring Risk?

http://www.thewisejobsearch.com/2011/09/what-makes-you-great-hiring-risk.html

Through: @eExecutives

** Energy, enthusiasm, initiative, preparation.

Employment Gaps

http://www.social-hire.com/career–interview-advice/1103/employment-gaps

Through: @tonyrestell

** IMHO taking care of a sick relative, nurturing a young child, etc., are perfectly reasonable and should require no further explanation… but instead should engender admiration for the self-sacrifice and dedication this entails.

 

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UNDERSTANDING THE OTHER SIDE OF THE TABLE

 

Your Unique Value Proposition – the key to landing your next job

http://40pluscareerguru.blogspot.com/2013/03/your-unique-value-proposition-key-to.html

Through: @NewCareerGuru

** You need to understand what the other side values; and then DIFFERENTIATE yourself.

 

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MISCELLANEOUS

 

U.S. Poised to Become the Low-Cost Manufacturer of the Developed World

http://blogs.hbr.org/daily-stat/2013/08/us-poised-to-become-the-low-cos.html

Through: @HarvardBiz

** Good news, but we’re not just competing with the developed world.

 

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