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Ruth Winden sur Twitter : "#Career Management Tip 22... UWS Careers & Employability Service. Head of Operations. How to write a CV if you lack qualifications or experience – live chat. Changing Careers. 5 Job Search Tips For Landing A Job Abroad. Are you about to enter the job market from college and nurturing a dream of landing a job abroad?

5 Job Search Tips For Landing A Job Abroad

Your dream may be more attainable than you think. Related: 5 Things To Consider When Working Abroad Thousands of recent college graduates (as well as many working professionals) are finding short and long-term job opportunities abroad. Interview tip: Tell me about yourself? ‘Tell me about yourself‘ is one of the most common questions asked at an interview, but people rarely prepare for it.

Interview tip: Tell me about yourself?

Job seekers plan their strengths, their weaknesses and have an answer for the standard ‘where do you see yourself in 5 years?’ , but few give this question any thought. Before preparing an answer for any question, always ask yourself: Three mistakes to avoid in your career. We’ve all messed up at some stage in our careers – some more than others, and some with far bigger repercussions than others.

Three mistakes to avoid in your career

So most of us know the feeling to varying degrees. But putting these aside for a moment, there are three common mistakes that stand in the way of you getting ahead in the workplace. No plan I don’t know about you but when I started my working life I had no plan. Twitter tips: how I used social media to find jobs. A Twitter exchange between social media exec Simon Caine, and Letitia Wolf.

Twitter tips: how I used social media to find jobs

I've been a massive fan of social media since I first joined MySpace in 2003. I love the way it allows you to communicate with your friends for free and learn more about people you may have only met a handful of times. It's this passion for social platforms that led me to design and develop my own social network – a website which allowed Nottingham-based businesses to communicate directly with their customers – while still at university, with the financial help and support from a business enterprise agency called The Hive. The venture didn't survive past its difficult first year, but it did lead me into working with businesses in Nottingham, helping them develop their online presence on social networks including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Upon graduation I wasn't about to give up on social media, so I decided to incorporate it into my search for a job.

Don't follow everyone Follow members of staff. Career Geek Life is Tweet: Graduate Jobs at Your Fingertips - Career Geek. Career Advice For My Younger Self: Take That Leap! Cindy Bates | The Daily Muse Growing up, my mother always encouraged me to try new things and pursue new goals, even if it meant pushing outside my comfort zone.

Career Advice For My Younger Self: Take That Leap!

She would tell me that each experience was a chapter in the book of my life, and that no matter what happened, trying new things and putting myself out there would make for a more interesting book. That message gave me a sense of confidence to step outside my comfort zone, and I think to notice opportunity even in seemingly insignificant moments. In college, I was a molecular biology major with plans to attend medical school and become an ER doctor after I graduated. One night late in my junior year, while working as a volunteer in the University of Michigan hospital emergency room, I witnessed a very traumatic tragedy. How You Can Be Happier at Work.

Beautiful days seem gray.

How You Can Be Happier at Work

Your six dollar coffee tastes like mud. And the soothing voices on NPR do little to quell the impending twitch in your right eye. You’re panicked, yet resigned, as you take that last sighing breath before opening the door. GoThinkBig. Time to talk about workplace stress. Mental health issues in the workplace cost the UK economy more than £15bn a year in lost revenue – but there is no single solution to improving employees' wellbeing.

Time to talk about workplace stress

If the UK is to wipe out the estimated 140m working days lost every year through staff sickness, there needs to be a culture change right across the business sector, from the small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to the giant international corporates. These were just some of the arguments put forward at a recent roundtable, hosted by the Guardian in association with Bupa, which considered what businesses can do to guarantee a healthy workforce and a healthier balance sheet. The discussion took place under the Chatham House rule, which allows comments to be reported without attribution to encourage a free debate. Stress has been identified as a major issue in the workplace by the Health and Safety Executive as well as unions, such as Unison.

Changing careers: a step-by-step guide. Changing jobs?

Changing careers: a step-by-step guide

It's important to make the transition smooth and avoid any gaps Photograph: Martin Argles for the Guardian Changing jobs is challenging enough, but changing to a whole new career can be overwhelming. One of the biggest hurdles faced by those interested in a career change is how to make it a smooth and successful transition. To help, we've put together this step-by-step guide to make the transition to your new career an easier one.

Longridge-hooley-nicec-journal-oct2012. How to successfully move from the public to the private sector. Public sector workers need to be strategic when looking to cross into the corporate world.

How to successfully move from the public to the private sector

Photograph: Luke Macgregor/Reuters It's been predicted that up to 500,000 public sector jobs could be cut by the end of 2015. This has led to an unprecedented number of public sector workers trying to make the difficult move into the private sector. Rekindle the romance with your job. Posted on July 28th, 2012 by david Think back for a moment and remember when you were really excited to get the interview for the job you’re in.

Do you remember hoping for and imagining the phone call with the job offer? Do you remember the excited jitters the night before you actually started your first day? At least for a while longer. Although it’s probably hard to conceive of when you’re kinda bored and have mastered it inside out and can now do the tasks with your hands bound and a blindfold on. Olympics 2012: Get Competitive In Your Career Field. There are few events more inspiring than the Olympics.

Olympics 2012: Get Competitive In Your Career Field

In defence of university careers services. The Guardian work section recently published an article entitled 10 things every graduate should know before they start job hunting. Writer Tanya de Grunwald's advice was practical, sensible and encouraged graduates to take ownership of their job search. As a university careers adviser, the message had strong resonance and mirrored exactly the approach I – and my colleagues across the sector – would adopt. However the article also suggests that HE careers services are part of the problem, not the solution, for today's graduate jobseekers. "Many say they found their university careers service uninspiring and unhelpful – that's if they made it through the door," writes de Grunwald. Domo’s Josh James: We’re Making Every Employee Embrace Social Media, And It’s Paying Off.

Back in May, Josh James, the co-founder of analytics company Omniture and now CEO of business intelligence startup Domo, announced an eyebrow-raising idea: He was kicking off an eight-week initiative that would require every one of Domo’s 130 employees to become active on social media. Now James says the initiative is paying off, and he has numbers and anecdotes to back it up. Some facts on getting girls into science. Social Media for Your Career. Do me a Favor and Spruce up Your LinkedIn Summary and Specialties.

Two often neglected sections of a your LinkedIn profile are your summary (basically your bio) and specialties box. The specialities is a bunch of keywords that recruiters, customers, suppliers will use to search and find your profile. Joan Stringer: There are jobs by the thousand awaiting Scots graduates - News. Personality: Don’t Start Your Job Search Without It. Why social networkers are more likely to get ahead at work. Your online social network circles could benefit your career. Positive attitudes! Positive attitudes! 10 Job Interview Tips From A CEO Headhunter. No two situations are ever exactly the same, but as a general guide, these are the types of questions that could come up in a typical interview. 1.

Career Networking: Getting Past Social Media Barricades to Success. I participated in #HFChat on Friday where the topic was “networking with purpose” – essentially, how to build relationships that would help our careers. Tweet your way to the top. If you haven’t heard of social media, where have you been? How Gen Y Scores Jobs With Social Search. Michele Cuthbert is the Principal of Baker Creative, a brand architectural firm that practices a holistic branding approach which encompasses marketing, business, HR, public relations, social media and new media. Follow her on Twitter @BakerCreative or read the team’s blog. In an era when 50% of recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed, according to government data analyzed by the Associated Press, the U.S. tech industry shines brightly in a dreary hiring climate. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, technology has shown a relatively steady increase in jobs created since June 2009.

Prospects at University of the West of Scotland - Careers & Employability Service. 10 things every graduate should know before they start job hunting. If the 370,000 students set to graduate from UK universities this summer know just one thing, it's that the party is over. Mind Tools - Management Training, Leadership Training and Career Training. Making a Great First Impression - Communication Skills Training from MindTools.