The end of June 2011 brought a lot of hype in the blogging world about TheLadders’ new “Signature” Program. Have you heard of it? Signature promises that “selected participants who actively engage in all components of the Signature program are guaranteed a job offer or their money back.” The price tag? $2,495. The claim of success? 90%. Is this program too good to be true? Read to find out more.
Many people approach me to ask whether it’s worth the price to subscribe to LinkedIn Job Seeker Premium. One of my subscribers, Susan Poseika, signed up for the one-month free trial and was kind enough to share her evaluation of the service. Her experience is anecdotal — only one person’s experience — and does not necessarily predict what anyone else will experience. Still, I thought it would be valuable to share.
Are you clear about what type of work will be most meaningful for you while also meeting your financial requirements? How about how the other aspects of your life impact your job search? This exercise will help you gain clarity about where you are and what you need.
On December 30, 2010, a consortium of 156 career experts from the U.S., Canada and the U.K. met to brainstorm about career and employment issues. They published their findings on March 14, 2011 in Findings of 2010 Global Career Brainstorming Day: Trends for the Now, the New & the Next in Careers. As my readers, you are privy to the valuable findings of this group of Career Thought Leaders.
I’d like to share with you LinkedIn’s list of overused buzzwords in year 2010 LinkedIn profiles. Is it even possible to avoid using these popular words? What a challenge for a LinkedIn profile writer!
Resumes are meant to describe what you did in your past jobs, right? Not so! In fact, the best resumes are written from a FUTURE perspective. Read about how you can make your resume all about your future success.
What do you think of this “irresistible” commercial by The Ladders, full of wacky sexual innuendo? I would absolutely love to hear your opinions!
Resume Tips. Is your Education section taking up too much space on your resume? Are you finding it hard to fit in all the information you think is important? This article answers questions you didn’t even know you had about your Education section.
I was initially disconcerted to read in The Wall Street Journal that the largest public and private companies, nonprofits and government agencies favor graduates who did not attend Ivy League Colleges. But upon further investigation, it appears Ivy League is still the best path to success.
The misconception that a resume is supposed to make you look good can lead to mischaracterization of job duties, inflation of accomplishments, and flowery, high-falutin language. None of those things belong on a resume! Stick to the truth instead.