Welcome to the July edition of the Career Development Carnival. As you know, carnivals move around so this month Elephants at Work is hosting the major topics of: career exploration, career management, job resources, job networking tips search tips and personal branding.
The Career Development Carnival would like to welcome some new acts (contributors) that will dazzle you with their career advice and insights: Dan McCarthy, Donna Svei, Adrienne Tom and Kevin Kermes.
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Debra Ann Matthews at Job Winning Resumes
As a human being, the God-given right to work and enhance one’s career, is a simple right as much as breathing. However, many ex-felons, former inmates, convicted persons feel isolated and unsure how to proceed forward in rebuilding their professional lives. This article is an effort to offer ways in which those who have had relationships with the prison system in some way can ask questions that they have an itching and burning desire to know as far as how to develop their professional selves.
Lynn Dessert at Elephants at Work
When you are ready to retire and still want to continue working, there are four questions that will help you find what to do next.
Lisa Rangel at Chameleon Resumes Blog
Did you take the wrong job recently? Not sure how to know if you took the wrong job? If you feel that you have taken then wrong position and are not sure what to do about it, learn the signs that could validate that you may have taken the wrong job and what you can do about it.
Marc Miller at Career Pivot
Have you taken time to reflect? I tell all of my clients to periodically reflect back on what has happened in the last 6-12 months. We get all caught up in the day-to-day issues of work and life in general that we miss things.
Sometimes it is how far we have come in such a short time. Maybe it is understanding how we got to the place we are currently sitting. What road have we taken?
Deborah Mourey at Hell in the Hallway
Confidence is not bravado but the ability to listen, shine the spotlight on others and freely ask for help (and be wrong!) True confidence comes from discipline. Career realism is a good career management resource.
Dan McCarthy at Great Leadership
Here’s a checklist I’ve used to evaluate the quality of a leader’s individual development plan. Use it to evaluate your own plan or to coach others.
Barb Poole at Hire Imaging
Sometimes the need for dependable income surpasses finding the ideal job fit. If you are in this position, perhaps an interim job could be your answer.
Donna Svei at Avid Careerist
Tips to optimize your LinkedIn profile for recruiters and build your network to drive more traffic to your profile.
Dawn Lennon at Business Fitness
Achieving and sustaining success requires self-confidence. Self-doubt kills it.
Overcoming internal negative voices tests your mental toughness. If you take some time to listen to pro athletes after wins and losses, you’ll get some priceless perspectives on how to fight the good fight.
Adrienne Tom at Career Impressions
Top tips to kick off a senior professional or executive level job search.
Hannah Morgan at Career Sherpa
There are lots of reasons you are not landing a job. Take a look or better yet, ask for objective feedback.
Arthur Catalanello at Arthur’s Blog
Job seekers are often told that the secret to finding a job is through networking. I believe that’s very true. But, there’s something even more important than that…
Meg Guiseppi at Executive Career Brand
You also need to follow executive job search best practices, and back them up with social proof.
Jacob Share at Job Mob
In this follow-up to “444 Most Popular Job Interviewer Questions To Prepare Yourself With,” here are questions you should consider asking the interviewer instead of the other way around.
Kristi Enigl at Coach Kristi, Insider Career Tips
Think About Your Job Search Differently
What can you do to take a proactive approach to career management? The first, and most important thing to do is think differently about your job search. A much more effective way of finding a good job is targeting companies first.
Marc DeBoer at A Better Interview
Hasn’t it always frustrated you that you can’t really show your personality in an interview? Well now you can with the JobEvolve personality assessment!
Kevin Kermes at Career Attraction
The LinkedIn Update. In this blog post I’m going to show you why, as well as share HOW to get results with yours: AKA “get hired.”
Shahrzad Arasteh at Nourish your Career
Your LinkedIn connections put thought and time into selecting the right skills for their profile. The Skill Endorsements feature can be used to help or hurt these efforts. Here are a few tips for using this feature in a way that adds value, when endorsing your connections.
Dan Ryan at Search for Authentic Leadership
I will talk today about how I strive to sell myself and my company to others. This is always a work in progress, but I have learned, am learning, some valuable lessons about this as I progress and grow myself and my firm.
Here are a few questions I would ask myself, ones that you might ask yourself when you consider how to best present yourself in the eyes of others.
Julie Walraven at Design Resumes
Why do people tune job seekers out when the person needs their help?
Negativity breeds negativity. Sometimes you feel like no one is listening to you when you vent. Perhaps you are focusing on the negativity so much that you aren’t noticing that all of your communication is filled with complaints.
Beth Sears at Rochester Democrat and Chronicle – Her Rochester
This blog discusses getting to the root cause of an issue and offers suggestions of using an acronym CPR to get to the root cause. It also discusses how to argue in a constructive manner that maintains the respect of both parties.
On August 15th find the latest career expert advice at CareerSherpa.net hosted by Hannah Morgan.
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