Tagged with: Career Help

7 Ways Other People Are Productive While You Play Candy Crush

7 Ways Other People Are Productive While You Play Candy Crush

Look, I know you love Candy Crush. We all do. But every time I receive this Facebook notification… [Facebook friend] invites you to play Candy Crush Saga. …I think, “Man, what a time sucker that game is.” The super-addictive app and its red, orange and yellow candies steal precious seconds from our ...

Why Your Reference Letters are Worthless

Why Your Reference Letters are Worthless

Maureen McDonnell could use a solid reference right about now. Instead, the former first lady of Virginia is on trial for corruption alongside her husband, former Governor Bob McDonnell. The two are accused of accepting gifts from Jonnie R. Williams Sr., a well-to-do businessman, in exchange for ...

5 Easy Steps to Help You Build Your Brand at Work

5 Easy Steps to Help You Build Your Brand at Work

At Talentedly, we are on a mission to bring technology + people together to help them grow from good to great at work. Lately, we’ve been exploring the science behind the habits of successful people. While there are many great habits you could pour your energy into, the one we love the most (because it is so ...

Why No One Wants to Hire You

Why No One Wants to Hire You

Please understand I don’t mean the next line with any disrespect. But no one wants to hire you. You’re not a bad person or anything. You might be nice, charismatic and willing to start at the bottom. You may also have a stellar resume and solid experience at a first or second job (where you showcased the most ...

An Employer Asks For Your Facebook Password. What Do You Do?

An Employer Asks For Your Facebook Password. What Do You Do?

If you live in Illinois, you can say ‘Nope. That’s illegal.’ The state’s governor signed a bill into law two years ago this week that forbids such a request. What about the rest of us who may not have legal protection? Simple. Say no to the job altogether. Password Protection Being asked for our social ...

NetWORKing for a Job

NetWORKing for a Job

I’m helping an acquaintance find a job. While he’s sharp and has been successful, he’s not sufficiently engaged in his job search, even after six months. Basically, he had been just going through the motions. He: Has a long elevator speech, Wrote a generic resume and incomplete LinkedIn profile, Contacted ...

The 4 Essential Steps for the Perfect Networking Meeting

The 4 Essential Steps for the Perfect Networking Meeting

It’s without a doubt the most expensive cup of coffee ever ordered. Last year, someone paid more than $600,000 to share coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook. To the person who won the bidding war: I hope you sipped your latte slowly. Every gulp ran you about 50 grand. The coffee chat was sponsored by Charity Buzz, ...

How to Write the Perfect LinkedIn Profile Summary

How to Write the Perfect LinkedIn Profile Summary

Ever been quoted in the newspaper? Pretty cool feeling, right? Well, the next time your name appears in an article, your LinkedIn contacts could receive an email about it. LinkedIn recently acquired Newsle, a start-up that scans articles and blogs for mentions of specific people. LinkedIn wants to use the technology ...

Improve Your Job Search by Using Hollywood Pitch Techniques

Improve Your Job Search by Using Hollywood Pitch Techniques

If you think getting your next job is tough, try selling a movie idea. Since studios are seeing many more ideas than your potential next employer sees candidates, the Hollywood Pitch has been honed to generate an immediate desire to purchase. If you are intrigued with this concept, here’s the first article worth ...

The Networking Email That Works Every Time

The Networking Email That Works Every Time

Imagine if this email popped up at work: “Recent College Grad Who Needs Your Advice” How would you feel? Honored? Important? Let’s go with both. Most of us relish the chance to help from a position of authority — even if we’re swamped with stuff to do. That’s why the smartest networking email subject ...