Feeling Down At Work?

Author: Lisa Esposito
Source: Huffington Post

Chances are, someone at your workplace has depression. It could be a co-worker; it could be you. Not just a case of the blues, not deadline burnout, but chronic, clinical depression that requires ongoing treatment. According to Mental Health America, one in 20 workers is experiencing depression at any given time. And you don’t just snap out of it with a little willpower. It’s a process that starts by getting the help you need. Here’s how people manage at work while dealing head-on with depression.

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The Best Ways To SHOW Your Accomplishments On Your Resume


Author: Don Goodman

Many of the job hunters I work with tell me their accomplishments aren’t really quantifiable. They just aren’t in jobs where they can say, “Saved the company $4 million a year… ” If you have those numbers at your fingertips, by all means use them. If you’re like most of us, you need other ways to quantify your accomplishments on a resume.

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Is There a Better Way To Plan Your Future Than Chasing That Killer Resume?


Author: Brian McCallister
Source: BrazenCareerist

Your resume isn’t much different than your social media profile. While it may omit some embarrassing pictures, your resume represents a carefully curated persona. It reduces your complex virtues into shiny marketing collateral.

But the problem with resumes isn’t that we brand and sell ourselves — it’s that the experiences we tout on our resumes often don’t reflect what we want to do with our lives. They represent a bunch of things we thought we should do.

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How Recruiters View LinkedIn Recommendations

interview2Author: Sophie Deering
Source: Undercover Recruiter

Many recruiters find LinkedIn invaluable. According to data collected in 2013, 89% of recruiters have used the professional network to fill a position. One of the things that recruiters look at on LinkedIn is the recommendations section of a prospective job candidate. Unlike the one-click skills endorsements on LinkedIn, a recommendation is a written statement of recommendation from a connection. From a recruiter’s point of view, this written statement could provide valuable insight on a job candidate’s abilities. However, not all recommendations are created equal.

Fake recommendations:

As the saying goes, you can’t trust everything you read on the internet and for this reason, most recruiters understand that they can’t trust all LinkedIn recommendations. They realize that some recommendations are written by “helpful” friends and family and are likely to do a little investigation into where the recommendation has come from and how legitimate it really is.


Most recruiters can spot a fake recommendation pretty easily. Sometimes they may ask a job candidate about the suspicious recommendations during the interview, while other times they may just pass over that candidate. So creating fakes really aren’t worth the time or effort at the end of the day.


23 Job Hunting Mistakes Made By New Grads


Written by 
Rebecca Lake, 
originally posted 
on CreditDonkey

Competition for entry-level positions is fierce for anyone graduating from college these days. Need a leg up on your competition? Avoid making these 23 common mistakes, and you decrease your chances of getting passed over for one of your classmates.

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Career Mentorship Symposium

The Job Shop was happy to take part in the Career Mentorship Symposium held at Golden Gate University. The goal of the symposium was to give job seekers more face time with a recruiter and to really understand what they are doing right and wrong. Below, please find some of the topics that were discussed:

  1. Attention to detail
  2. What are some of the most egregious resume faux paus, i.e. “references available upon request”
  3. Using social networking
  4. How to prepare for an interview?
  5. How to research employers?
  6. What impresses/annoys hiring managers?
  7. How to handle following up before/after interview?
  8. What are the differences with dealing with recruiters vs. in-house hiring managers?
  9. How do you adopt the attitude of providing something to the employer as opposed to the employer providing something to the applicant?
  10. How do you dress for an interview?
  11. Does a firm handshake, etc. really matter?

Please contact The Job Shop at 415.227.8610 for more information about upcoming events.

10 Job Tweeters You Should Be Following – Resources for job seekers

by Anthony Balderrama, CareerBuilder.com writer

When microblogging and social networking site Twitter debuted three years ago, plenty of people wrote it off as yet another pointless addition in the overcrowded networking world. Little by little, users proved the site’s worth to nonbelievers. Considering the site only allows people to post, or Tweet, messages of 140 characters or less, you can’t blame early skeptics.

Last year, student James Karl Buck was traveling in Egypt and wound up in jail. He Tweeted “arrested” to notify his friends of what was going on and ultimately get out of jail. During the 2008 presidential election, candidates reached out to voters using the service. When a plane crashed into the Hudson River in January, a Twitter user posted the first photograph from the scene.

Although we’re in the nascent stage of Twitter’s existence and therefore have no idea how long it will be around, we do know it has more growing to do. If you’re not yet certain you want to start posting your own daily activities for everyone to read, you can still use the service as a resource for tips on finding a job and keeping up with industry news. Job seekers can follow people who will make your job search process easier, from the interviewing stage to the salary negotiations.

I follow many people whom I think give great advice, post informative articles and know what they’re talking about. Seeing as the Twitter feed refreshes constantly so that I see new posts instantly, it’s like having a scrolling news ticker about only the subjects I want to read. I suggest you do the same to improve your job search.

Here are the 10 job Tweeters you should be following.

About the author: Adrienne Waldo, a New York-based writer, consultant and blogger, made a name for herself when she began blogging about Generation Y.
Why you should follow her: Waldo, a Generation Y-er herself, offers advice as someone who’s in the same shoes as many of her equally young Twitter followers, but she also uses her experience to let followers know what employers are thinking.

About the author: Alison Doyle regularly writes articles on job-seeking issues, ranging from interview advice to using social media appropriately.
Why you should follow her: She’s prolific, so you always have something to read, and she knows her stuff.

About the author: Anita Bruzzese is the author of “45 Things You Do That Drive Your Boss Crazy” and also writes a workplace blog full of tips and advice for employees.
Why you should follow her: She lets you know when she’s updated her blog, which is full of helpful advice. She also shares quirky, sometimes off-topic links that lighten the day’s mood.

About the authors: Careerealism.com founder J.T. O’Donnell and a group of job experts let you know when they’ve posted new advice for job seekers. They also respond to job seekers with career questions — in 140 characters or less, of course.
Why you should follow them: As a follower, you get to read advice from several experts who know what they’re talking about and give their own perspectives.

About the author: Eve Tahmincioglu blogs, publishes articles and Tweets on career issues.
Why you should follow her: Her advice is excellent and she often brings up issues you might not have otherwise considered.

About the authors: CareerBuilder’s team of experts writes for the job seeking blog TheWorkBuzz.com and workplace articles, such as the one you’re reading right now.
Why you should follow them: The team’s Tweets are a mix of tips, news stories, helpful articles and blog posts to keep you informed of what’s going on in the world of job seekers.

About the author: Heather Huhman is an expert on helping Generation Y job seekers and recent graduates navigate the professional world.
Why you should follow her: Huhman Tweets when she writes a new article, directs followers to other helpful experts and offers her own tips from time to time.

About the author: Lewis Lin is a Seattle-based interview coach who prepares clients for the difficult questions that will come their way during a job search.
Why you should follow him: Lin Tweets his own interview tips, as well as other experts’ advice and news articles.

About the author: Atlanta-based Miriam Salpeter is a career coach and résumé writer for Keppie Careers. She helps job seekers spice up their résumés, prepare for interviews and achieve their career goals.
Why you should follow her: In addition to posting links to the day’s job seeker headlines and news, she also offers career advice and lets you know where she’ll be giving presentations.

About the author: Chicago-based Raven Moore authors The Writerbabe Series, a blog that explores professional, pop-culture and newsworthy topics.
Why you should follow her: Moore directs you both to her own writings and to other writers’ works, as well as interesting news items she comes across. Plus, some of her personal Tweets are entertaining enough to make you forget about the current economy.

Anthony Balderrama is a writer and blogger for CareerBuilder.com and its job blog, The Work Buzz. He researches and writes about job search strategy, career management, hiring trends and workplace issues. Follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/abalderrama.