Mindy Thomas, Recruiter to Resume Writer – CTL 2010

Here’s our interview with Mindy Thomas from the 2010 Career Thought Leaders conference last week. Mindy talks about the biggest resume mistakes she sees and tells some job hunting stories about her clients.(download mp3)

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The Green Jobcast #27

The Green Jobcast, episode 27, is a short news segment with information about green jobs making headlines across the country. This week news about a new battery plant, a new windfarm and green building jobs. (download mp3) (3 min)

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This week’s Career Czar

This week’s Career Czar show is: Coach Christine Tips Potpourri

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Topic – The Czar, Coach Christine and Producer Millian do a whole show of Coach Christine Tips.

Podcast with Twitter Job Search Guide authors

Join Chris Russell as he interviews the 3 co-authors and dive deeper into the job search world through the eyes of Twitter.

This groundbreaking guide from three leading career experts will show you how Twitter can energize your job search and advance your career in just 15 minutes a day. Join millions of users who in few characters than a standard text message have exponentially increased the size of their personal and professional networks by changing ideas, demonstrating subject matter expertise, enhancing their reputation, and developing a fan club. (website)

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The Google for #greenjobs

OUr new sponsor is the google for green jobs. Green Job Spider is the creation of Chris Russell, entrepreneur and co-founder of Jobradio.

Green jobs are growing substantially according to several recent studies. Now a new job search engine called Green Job Spider, aims to aggregate those jobs as the ‘Google for green jobs’. (download mp3)

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With more than 50 green job boards currently scattered across the web, job seekers are having a hard time finding and applying to this fast growing job market. Green Job Spider will enable them to search for these jobs under one interface. The site will also help green candidates learn about the types of green jobs and where they are through its blog and podcast.

The job search engine will be one of the first of its kind to focus exclusively on a specific niche. To date, most of these job search sites focus on all types of jobs nationwide but Green Job Spider will offer a more targeted experience for those who want a green job. Its crawler will index for jobs from solar to wind to biofuels. Job listings will be indexed nightly and all sources of green jobs will be hand selected to ensure quality.

“The time is right for a service of this kind” says Chris Russell, the site’s founder. “Green jobs are growing and the current method of finding them is too fragmented”. Russell is a ten year veteran of the online job search space. His company, AllCountyJobs.com LLC, is a well established player in the niche job board business.

Green Job Spider will also target green employers and recruiting firms who have jobs online. Listings can be indexed through an XML feed or spidered via web page. Pricing will consist of a flat monthly subscription fee with unlimited clicks. At launch it currently indexes about a dozen green job sources. Efforts are underway to index the remaining green job boards.

Currently in BETA the site is located at https://www.greenjobspider.com/

CTL 2010: the threshold generation

One of our first interviews from the Career Thought Leaders conference was Valli Swerdlow from VALLI Associates. She talks about the baby boomers 45-65 years old and how they have become the ‘threshold generation’ who cant afford to retire. (download mp3)

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She also points to an article, “Seven Mistakes That Keep Aging Boomers Unemployed” by MetLife Market Institute ’09

1.) I’ll just do what I did before.”

2.)”My experience speaks for itself. Lots of employers would be lucky to have me.”

3.)”I’ve always been successful, so why should things be different now?”

4.) I just need a job. I don’t have time for this touchy-feely stuff about what work means to me.”

5.) I’ll just use a recruiter or some career coaching to get another job.”

6.) I know the answer! I’ll become a consultant…. or maybe a security guard.”

7.) Of course I am good at computers. I have been working with Windows 98 for years.”

Pics from CTL 2010

We just got back from the 2010 Career Thought Leaders conference in Baltimore earlier this week. We’re still sifting through the many interviews we did so stay tuned. In the meantime here’s a few pics. For all the pictures check out our facebook page.

Biggest job seeker mistakes #10

This time Ann Angerman from Career Matters calls in with several mistakes she see job seekers making in today’s job hunt. 1 min. (download mp3)

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first mistake is job seekers are staying behind the computer too much and not getting out networking …also not having a resume that implies value…

Biggest job seekers mistakes #8: Poor Writing Skills

In the latest audio from our continuing series, Lynda McDaniel talks bout how writing skills can hurt or help your job search. 3 Min. (download mp3)

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You have an opportunity to set yourself apart from the pack, instead of crawling into the same den with everyone else, so here’s how you can write compelling cover letters and bang-up bios…

HR manager reveals secrets to getting hired

Great piece of audio here from Jan Green, an HR Director at Willamette Valley Vineyards in Turner Oregon on what she looks for from job seekers when they apply. You would be wise to listen carefully and understand how HR people think…(2 min) Download MP3.

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I like it when the title of the email the subject line contains a position that’s being applied for, then I like to open the email and immediately really short introduction a cover letter from the candidate with their Key Strength, interest, experience they’d like to bring to the company