Sep
24

The Lies Your Resume Tells

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Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW, BS/HR, is a Certified Master & Executive Resume Writer/Career Consultant, and the president of Professional Resume Services, Inc., home to some of the best resume writers on the planet. She is a nationally published writer and contributor for more than 12 best-selling career books, and is the author of hundreds of career-related articles. She has achieved international recognition following yearly nominations of the prestigious T.O.R.I. (Toast of the Resume Industry) Award. Find her on Twitter @erinkennedycprw.

Say you’re looking at your resume and feeling like it’s a little thin in certain areas. You’ve reread the…

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Sep
10

Five Clever Ways To Research Corporate Culture

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If you’re an ambitious, talented job seeker whose goal is to be happy, successful, and fiscally sound, it’s absolutely vital to take a thoughtful look at every company you speak with.
Of course, if a company is worth its salt, it’s been fiercely protecting its online brand and reputation for a very long time. Visit their site, and you can count on a carefully sculpted, corporate message detailing exactly what they want you to know.
To find out what’s really going on behind those closed doors, it’s going to take a lot more than just checking out their “About Us”…

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Aug
27

Information Architecture: A Guerilla Guide to Breaking In

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Robert Stribley is a Senior Information Architect or “IA” at Razorfish, New York, NY. He’s worked in the IA field for over 12 years and his many clients include Wachovia, Oppenheimer Funds, Ford, The American Red Cross, Women’s Wear Daily and Travel Channel. He also teaches a regular workshop entitled “Introduction to Information Architecture and Design” at the School of Visual Arts. Find him on Twitter as @stribs.

In addition to working as an IA at Razorfish, I enjoy teaching a class in information architecture at the School of Visual Arts here in Manhattan. The number one question students ask…

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Aug
13

Do People Still Use Resume Objectives?

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Erin Kennedy, MCD, CMRW, CPRW, BS/HR, is a Certified Master & Executive Resume Writer/Career Consultant, and the president of Professional Resume Services, Inc., home to some of the best resume writers on the planet. She is a nationally published writer and contributor for more than 12 best-selling career books, and is the author of hundreds of career-related articles. She has achieved international recognition following yearly nominations of the prestigious T.O.R.I. (Toast of the Resume Industry) Award.  Find her on Twitter @erinkennedycprw.

“How does my objective seem to you… should I even use one?”
This is a question I hear occasionally…

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Jul
30

Four Ways To Break Into User Experience

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Patrick Neeman is the Director of User Experience with Jobvite. Patrick runs the UX Drinking Game, and also runs a blog, Usability Counts, that covers topics such as User Experience, Social Media, and Web Marketing. His previous experience includes working with startups to launch their products, User Experience and Social Media consulting with Microsoft, and managing a team of 25 User Experience professionals for a technology consultancy. You can follow him on Twitter at @usabilitycounts.

U.S. News and World Report has named User Experience as one of the hottest careers for this decade. It’s a great job that pays well,…

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Jul
16

Interview With Jonathan Hochman:SEO Careers

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Jonathan Hochman is the founder of Hochman Consultants, co-founder of CodeGuard (a web security company) and chairman of SEMNE (Search Engine Marketing New England). A Yale University graduate with 20 years experience as a business development, marketing and technology consultant, he has spoken at the Web 2.0 Summit, SMX, and SES. He has also contributed articles to Search Engine Land, Search Marketing Standard, and Internet Evolution. Find him on Twitter @jehochman.

While attending a local SEMNE event, I had the opportunity to speak with Johnathan Hochman about the future of search engine marketing. As always, he shared some excellent tips…

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Jul
2

Preparing for Future Marketing Jobs

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Ashley Furness is a Market Analyst for Software Advice. She conducts expert research and runs the company’s CRM blog. Her professional experience spans journalism, sales, advertising and SEO marketing. She’s a seasoned writer having produced copy for New York Times-owned North Bay Business Journal and the Austin Business Journal, among other publications. You can follow her @CRMAdvice on Twitter.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expects marketing employment to jump at least 13% between 2010 and 2020. That’s great news for those looking to break into the business, but job seekers be warned: The desired skills from today’s marketer are…

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Jun
5

Introducing the Salary Guide for the 10 Hottest Digital Creative Jobs

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As part of our ongoing series of salary guides for digital marketing and creative professionals, Onward Search released our list of the “10 Hottest Digital Creative Jobs,” built as an infographic displaying the top US job markets and associated salary ranges for the industry’s most requested professionals. With over 612 million websites and online businesses calling the internet home (as this moment), it’s no wonder that the demand for these professions is so high.
We determined our list of the ten hottest jobs using proprietary data from our nationwide base of hiring clients, including Fortune 500 companies, mid-sized businesses, and…

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May
23

Five Tips on How to be a Great UX Consultant

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Patrick Neeman is the Director of User Experience with Jobvite. Patrick runs the UX Drinking Game, and also runs a blog, Usability Counts, that covers topics such as User Experience, Social Media, and Web Marketing. His previous experience includes working with startups to launch their products, User Experience and Social Media consulting with Microsoft, and managing a team of 25 User Experience professionals for a technology consultancy. You can follow him on Twitter at @usabilitycounts.
As a UX professional, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ll be working in a consultancy or contractor capacity at some point during your career. You might…

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May
14

Research Yourself Into a New UX Job

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Jessica Greco is a newly-minted Senior User Experience Designer at Canvas. She has an MFA in Computer Art from School of Visual Arts, and her background spans fine art, psychology, web programming, and physical computing. She has fond childhood memories of organizing all her toys for fun.
She blogs occasionally, but you can always find her on Twitter at @grecasaurus

How to Outgrow Your Mid-Level Position
One of the hardest lessons to learn is that nobody is responsible for your career growth but you. If you feel stuck, bored, or are chafing at restrictions, it doesn’t mean someone needs to…

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