Quintessential Careers: Career and Job-Hunting Blog

Quintessential Careers: Career and Job-Hunting Blog

Career and job-search news, trends, and scoops for job-seekers, compiled by the staff of Quintessential Careers.The Quintessential Careers Blog has moved!! These pages remain as an archive of our previous blog posts. Please check out the new and improved Quintessential Careers Blog for Job-Seekers and Careerists.

Job Action Day 2011

Career and job-search news, trends, and scoops for job-seekers, compiled by the staff of Quintessential Careers. Job Action Day 2011: Skill Up, Start Up, Speak Up! The current and ongoing Jobs Recession, deeper and longer than expected, forces job-seekers to focus on job-hunting fundamentals on Job Action Day 2011.

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Personal Career Branding & Self-Marketing Tools for Job-Seekers and Career Activists

Where job-seekers can find some expert articles, tools, and resources for developing your personal career brand, as well as key self-marketing techniques to get hired or promoted.Quintessential Careers Career Branding & Marketing Articles & Resources:

Building Your Online Career Brand: Five Tools for Job-Seekers

Are you still using Monster or CareerBuilder to post your resume or search for jobs? Are you wasting countless hours each day searching for jobs online” with minimal or no results for all your efforts? Are you searching for a better way to find a new job or career?If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, this article will provide you with the tools to proactively take control of your job-search while using the Web to build your career brand.

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Q TIPS: Quick and Quintessential Tips to Guide Your Job Search and Work Life

Useful college career job-hunting and workplace tips trends and information for job-seekers.Please note: We publish three career development and job-hunting tips in each issue of QuintZine our career and job-hunting e-newsletter. We also have tips we’ve pulled from our articles tutorials Career Expert series and from previous Career Doctor columns. All these tips are archived here for your convenience.QuintZine” delivered free to your mailbox” offers readers a number of exciting and informative career and job-hunting features and links.

Q-Tips: Critical Career Networking Tips Key Networking Advice for Job-Seekers

Q-Tips: These job-search career networking tips” how to build and strengthen your network, the power of informational interviews and networking, and more” have been gathered from numerous sources throughout Quintessential Careers and organized here for your convenience.

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Useful college career job-hunting and workplace tips trends and information for job-seekers.

Please note: We publish three career development and job-hunting tips in each issue of QuintZine our career and job-hunting e-newsletter. We also have tips we’ve pulled from our articles tutorials Career Expert series and from previous Career Doctor columns. All these tips are archived here for your convenience.

QuintZine — delivered free to your mailbox — offers readers a number of exciting and informative career and job-hunting features and links.

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  • Building Your Personal Brand: Tactics for Successful Career Branding

    What is it that all successful companies have mastered” and what job-seekers looking to advance in their careers need to master? What is it about Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Starbucks, Disney, and McDonald’s? What makes a consumer buy one product over another” and makes one job-seeker much more sought after than others? The answer is marketing, but more specifically it is the power of branding. And branding isn’t just for products anymore.

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Other Quintessential Career Marketing Resources:

Career Porfolios:

  • Career Portfolio Tools and Resources for Job-Seekers. One of the best ways to build and promote your brand is by creating both a traditional job-search portfolio, as well as an online version. Find the tools you need in this section of Quintessential Careers.

Career and Personal Branding Books:

Career and Personal Branding Websites:

  • The Brand Called You. An article by business guru Tom Peters, published on FastCompany.com.
  • Me Incorporated: Your Own Magnetic Brand. A nice overview of personal branding by Randall Frost on BrandChannel.com.
  • Reach Communications Consultancy. A personal branding and performance coaching site that includes an innovative assessment, the 360° Reach Assessment, which helps you get the real story about how you are perceived by those around you.
  • ResumeBucket.com — a great personal branding site where job-seekers can upload up to 20 versions of your resume, which are then converted to Web pages, so that they are available online (each with a unique URL) 24/7 from anywhere in the world — fully searchable (unless you want to keep it private) and edited with or without HTML tags. The site also includes a quick job-search feature using Indeed.com. No cost to job-seekers.

Maximize your career and job-search knowledge and skills! Take advantage of The Quintessential Careers Content Index, which enables site visitors to locate articles, tutorials, quizzes, and worksheets in 35 career, college, job-search topic areas.

  • Quintessential Careers Career Masterminds

    Quintessential Careers Career MastermindsCelebrating the 15th Anniversary of the founding of this site, we honor 15 career experts with the title of Quintessential Careers Career Masterminds.We’ve selected our favorite 15 career experts, folks we are honoring with the title of Quintessential Careers Career Masterminds, because of their career and job-hunting know-how” and their passion for sharing that knowledge with job-seekers, career-changers, and the entire career community.

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  • U.S. Employers Add Almost 200,000 Jobs

    U.S. employers add almost 200,000 jobs in February, spurring some experts to voice more optimism about the future.This past Friday, the U.S. Labor Department released its monthly jobs report” showing that 192,000 jobs were added to the economy in February, the biggest increase since last May, and slightly higher than predicted.

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  • February Brings Romance into Workplace

    February must be the month of romance” even in the workplace” based on various reports we’ve been sent recently.First, the American Management Association (AMA) reported on a survey of its members on office romance and found that while 70 percent of employees say they wouldn’t get involved in an office romance, 40 percent have been involved in an office romance. Perhaps more interestingly, 30 percent of respondents noted their office romance ended in marriage.

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Maximize your career and job-search knowledge and skills! Take advantage of The Quintessential Careers Content Index, which enables site visitors to locate articles, tutorials, quizzes, and worksheets in 35 career, college, job-search topic areas.