| You Do What? - I'm a Defense Contractor for the Pentagon
by Ashley Stahl and Jenna Connour - Jan, 2015
For those who dream of a career in foreign policy or the government, a position with the Pentagon may be the ultimate dream job. In this episode of “You Do What?” Jenna Connour is joined by Ashley Stahl, who discusses her experience as a defense contractor for the Pentagon. Ashley is currently a career coach, professional speaker, and the founder of Ashley Stahl Coaching; but before pursuing her current career path, she served...
| Job Search Guide - Developing Your Personal Brand
by Sherri Thomas and Jenna Connour - Jan, 2015
During your job search, successfully creating your own “personal brand” can be a huge contributing factor to securing a new position. But, what does it mean to have an effective personal brand, and how can you go about developing one? To learn more about this subject, Jenna Connour is joined by Sherri Thomas – a career development & leadership coach, corporate trainer, and the award-winning author of "Career Smart: Five Steps...
| Classroom to Boardroom - Career Fair Clues
by Courtney Steding and Tim Muma - Jan, 2015
Finding ways to actually speak with employers is a key to landing your first job, and career fairs give you the opportunity to do so. Courtney Steding, associate director of career services at Penn State Behrend, joins Tim Muma to discuss the vital components of successfully taking advantage of a career fair's design. Courtney clues us into the minor and major strategies that will help you along the way. Classroom to Boardr...
| Classroom to Boardroom - Career Fair Strategies (and Mistakes)
by Angie Froistad and Tim Muma - Jan, 2015
Career fairs are tremendous events designed to get you in front of potential employers, put your best self on display, and create the opportunity to land a new job. A successful day includes sound strategy and avoiding common mistakes. Angie Froistad, assistant director of the College of Science and Engineering Career Center at the University of Minnesota, shares her insider perspective on the do's and don'ts when it comes to...
6 Must Read Books to Survive Your Quarter-Life Crisis
by Melody Wilding - Jan, 2015
In between 10-hour workdays at a low-paying, soul-sucking job, have you ever come up for air and bemoaned, “This is not what my 20’s we’re supposed to be like.” Being a twenty-something woman today can feel like a roller coaster at times: an up and down, overwhelming adventure in finding your dream job, navigating the dating scene, and attempting to maintain friendships in the face of cross-country moves, marriages, an...
Layoffs - New Beginnings
by Carole Kanchier - Jan, 2015
Are you unemployed? Has your partner or friend been laid off? Job loss can be a blow to one's self-confidence. Some individuals may be vulnerable to depression, sexual impotence, and other physical conditions. Others may vent anger and frustration on family members or abuse drugs. Don't despair. Unemployment can be a blessing in disguise. Regardless of age or occupation, people who have positive attitudes, re-evaluate...
Recruiters – The Good the Bad and the Ugly, Part 2: How to Build a Relationship with a Trusted Recruiter
by Sandra M. Smith - Jan, 2015
Once you have asked the right questions, and feel like you are working with a recruiter that is a good fit for you, there are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that the relationship goes from good to great. Below are some tips for what to do and what to avoid when building a relationship with a recruiter. Don’t try working with too many recruiters at once. Although it can be tempting to think more recruiters mean...
“Help, I have 4 job offers!” Evaluating offers & Career Decision Making
by Sharon Cohen - Jan, 2015
True story of how one of my students hit the Career jackpot! Last Thursday, one of my MBA students called me. He sounded very anxious on the phone and requested an Emergency Career Counseling session. My first thought was, “oh no, it must be bad news.” But then he told me he has 4 offers, 3 of which are for full time work and 1 of which is for a full time internship! However, these were “exploding offers” and the deadli...
Google - Who's Googling you during your Job Search?
by Sharon Cohen - Jan, 2015
*Frustrated with your online job search? *Ever wonder what recruiters are searching for when they Google your name? *What does your online image and personal brand say about you? The main, Social Media sites are: LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter. They're often referred to as "The Big 3. "Job seekers routinely Google companies and interviewers prior to an interview. So, it shouldn't come as a surprise that employe...
Does Your Resume Emphasize the Wrong Things?
by Robin Schlinger - Jan, 2015
A client called me recently for an update on his resume. In the past, he had worked as a second-in-command in Human Relations at various colleges and now he was eager to transition into a higher level job with a company outside the educational sector. He wondered if his resume could be honestly updated to give him a better chance of a corporate interview. When your resume lags behind your career goals, recruiters and hiring...
Interview Questions about Your Weaknesses – How to Answer Them ?
by Thea Kelley - Jan, 2015
Some of the trickiest job interview questions are the ones about your weaknesses. Questions like these can make you feel a little paranoid! "What is your biggest weakness in your work?" "What are three areas in which your supervisor wants/wanted you to improve?" "What's your growing edge – what do you wish you could do better?" "What are your strengths and weaknesses?" Why are they asking this? While it is always...
Recruiters - the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Part 1: How to Discover Whether a Recruiter is Right for You
by Sandra M. Smith - Jan, 2015
If you’ve been a professional in your field for a while, you have more than likely come into contact with many different recruiters over the years. And, chances are, not all of those experiences have been pleasant. I have talked with many candidates who have expressed that they have had “bad” experiences with recruiters in the past. If this has happened to you, you may have resolved to cut off all ties with recruiters for fear...
2015 Job Interview Trends
by Lisa Rangel - Jan, 2015
If you’ve been following the Chameleon Resumes blog lately then you know we’ve been covering the latest trends in job hunting, LinkedIn and resumes for the new year. Of course, an overview of trends for an upcoming year wouldn’t be complete without mentioning interviews! We’ve curated a list of what to expect in the coming year – from new trends to old methods that are making a comeback. Situational Job Intervie...
Eight New Year’s Resolutions for Your Resume
by Robin Schlinger - Dec, 2014
If your resume is not getting the interviews you expected, now is the time to review it and follow through on these New Year resolutions: Resolution 1: Believe in yourself. You have hard and soft skills, experience, and accomplishments that will bring value to future employers. Let your resume focus on you, not on “creative” formats, half-truths, and wishful thinking. Resolution 2: Lose the deadweight. Read through the j...
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