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The Sandy Sidebar: Resume and Job Hunt Advice


Copyright © Sandra Jackson, JobTownResumes.com, 06/29/2014.All rights reserved.   JOB SEEKERS ~ HERE ARE 5 INSIGHTS YOU MAY NOT KNOW ABOUT YOURSELF AND YOUR RESUME. A Love Letter to Hard-Working Job Seekers and Employees. You Are More Amazing Than You Think. Resume Writers Are VERY Nosy. Make Your Resume Be A Job Coach. Makeover Surprise! Yes, That’s Really You. “The Working Man’sRead the rest of this page »

5 Quick Tips About Choosing College Majors & Careers

Copyright © Sandra A. Jackson, JobTownResumes.com, 04/07/2014. All rights reserved.   ACK! I Don’t Like My College Career Major. NOW WHAT? In Chinese, the word for crisis also means opportunity. WHAT TO EXPECT BOREDOM PICKING A MAJOR (Career Tests & Workbooks) 4 ARTICLES FROM INDUSTRY EXPERTS INSPIRATION Genius without education is like silver still in the mine. ~ Ben Franklin My incrediblyRead the rest of this page »

The Ultimate Job Hunting Cheat Sheet!

Copyright © Sandra A. Jackson, JobTownResumes.com, 03/01/2014. All rights reserved.   A 4-Point Job Search Strategy to Land Your Next Job. All the Job Boards You Need Networking Opportunities Proactive Job Search Techniques Tips From Major Universities Does your job hunting feel a little like Mission Impossible? Here’s the 411 on job hunting.  1. NETWORK, NETWORK: That should be #1 on anyone’sRead the rest of this page »

The Hardest Part of Changing Jobs?

Copyright © Sandra A. Jackson, JobTownResumes.com, 02/25/2014. All rights reserved. WHAT IS THE HARDEST THING ABOUT CHANGING JOBS? 5 Tips for Making it Easier. Great tips from 8 Industry Experts. Ben Franklin’s “The Way to Wealth.” Really? A client recently asked me, “What is the hardest thing about changing jobs?” You might think that the hardest part of changing jobs isRead the rest of this page »

GRAD STUDENTS : a 4-Point Job Search Strategy

Copyright © Sandra A. Jackson, JobTownResumes.com, 2013. All rights reserved.     Follow this 4-Point Job Search Strategy to Land a Job in the Private Sector.   Private Sector Job Boards Networking Opportunities Proactive Job Search Techniques Advice from Major Universities “Your mission, Grad Students, should you choose to accept it, is to embark on a 4-Point Path to your new job.Read the rest of this page »

Super Managers : 4 Ways to Empower Employees

Ever had a Manager so inspiring it changed the way you worked? SuperManagers: 4 Ways to Empower Your Employees. Managers Who Develop Empowerment, Community, and Introspection. (1) What Makes a Super-Manager ? What are the best Management Styles ? (2) 4 Easy Ideas to Empower Your Employees. (3) The “Top-10 Management-Style Movies” plus management-style movie lists from Forbes, INC., Business Week, and the New York Times. (4) Helping Employees Find Meaningful Goals.

Bad Interview ? – 17 No-No’s

Ever Had a Bad Interview ? Here are 17 Interview No-No’s from Industry Experts, plus a Discussion on Interview Self-Sabotage. A Printable Interview Check-List for You from the Daily Muse. And Let’s Analyze a Movie-based Interview “Case Study.”. Laugh & Learn.

Problem Resumes : Elphaba’s Wicked Resume

Just how would one handle Elphaba’s resume from “Wicked?” After giving it some thought and a little imagination, a first draft appeared. Then resume “Best Practices” from the National Resume Writers’ Association were applied to it. We’ve got a resume for her. several problem areas to address.
(1)She had a gap in experience while she cared for her sister and the Winkie Prince. (2) She left her position suddenly after blowing the whistle on the Wizard of Oz’s fraudulent practices. Most of her potential references thought she was wicked. She was an animal activist, a crusader against evil, and a righter-of-wrongs. These traits can sometimes be misinterpreted if you haven’t chosen the right occupation. (3) She had choppy, short independent jobs after her initial executive assistant position. (She disappeared altogether for a while with that faux “melt” stunt after she left Oz, but she spent her time with further education, volunteer work, and consultations on magic during this time. She kept busy.) (4) Her sorcery was misunderstood. Of course, in my imagination, she was a techie witch. After all, that crystal ball and those ruby slippers were pure genius. (Click on the links to see Elphaba’s wicked resume.)

“Help Me … Help You!” Career Coaches and a Path to Success.

Here’s the 411 on Career Coaches. How to find one, how to choose one, and how they can help you in your career. Links to the associations, lists, and questions to ask. “Help Me … Help You!” That was one of the most famous lines in Jerry McGuire, the 1996 movie with Tom Cruise, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Renee Zellwegger about a sports agent who has a moral epiphany and is fired for expressing it. He decides to put his new philosophy to the test as an independent with the only athlete who stays with him. Remember that line? And arguably, the most famous line in the movie was “Show me the Money!” Classic. And don’t forget, “You had me at ‘Hello.’” Jerry went on to say, “We live in a … cynical world. … A cynical world. And we work in a business of tough competitors.” Great lines. And they speak to a lot of jobs and careers in need of help.

"Easy Reading is Damn Hard Writing!" ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne. Advice about resumes and job hunting that incorporates humor, movies, current events, articles, and literature into timely information that will optimize your job hunt.