Your Job Should Be Your Calling

JohnOConnorBlogging, Individual Services

In May I attended a career conference sponsored by The Ladders and Kennedy Information. A lot of well-known folks inside Career Management Alliance and around the globe attended. As the conference blogger and photographer I also represented one of my key vendors. This experience put me back in touch with the kind of thought leaders that drive the career industry …

Thoughts On The Art of Resume Writing

JohnOConnorBlogging, Individual Services

  Great writing sells. That’s it. That is all I should need to say on the subject. So for 15 years I have advocated for my clients in writing, on the phone and in person. Now resumes seem like they need an upgrade, a technology test. As you may know search engines use quite a wide variety of factors to …

Employ Individuals with Disabilities

JohnOConnorBlogging, Corporate Services, Talent Acquisition

Sometimes it’s sad to see people who can look at a job loss, a temporary income setback or a career change as a devastating event. In your life transitions sit back and look at how good you have it. For many of us we have the intellectual capability, use of our limbs and face pretty minor health challenges along the …

Tattoo Regret – Tattooing Your Personal Brand

JohnOConnorBlogging, Individual Services

According to the American Academy of Dermatology, there is a great deal of Tattoo Regret among U.S. residents. Presumably, the AAD does not cover the parents, spouses, boyfriends, girlfriends and other friends of the tattooed. This supposedly covers the body politic of those who in some state of consciousness decided to get that really cool picture of Elvis or whatever. …

Social Networking Sites an Option?

JohnOConnorBlogging, Individual Services

It’s interesting that we are now looking to social networking sites for potential career options. Does it make any sense that Google offers Facebook $1 billion and the owner of Facebook turns them down? It starting to make sense folks. We are now faced with the clear sense that sales professionals that include hungry recruiters are now looking to blog …

Cannonball Jenkins

JohnOConnorBlogging, Individual Services

“I KNEW NOTHING GOOD WOULD COME FROM CITY FOLK AND THEIR FLYING MACHINES.” Cannonball Jenkins warns SpongeBob throughout the episode. It’s the same reaction I sometimes get from those I coach on developing the right personal brand online and offline, in the video resume and world of podcasts. Get to it my human resource savvy friends. Them flying machines are …

Tips to Tools :: Video Resume / Personal Branding

JohnOConnorBlogging, Individual Services

I did throw in some tips that I hope my clients and others can utilize: Career Pro advises executive job seekers to be conscious of other issues when deciding whether to launch a video resume.  The company encourages seekers to consider the following issues and questions: – Confidentiality:  where to place or send your video becomes critical — especially if …

More on Video Resumes

JohnOConnorBlogging, Individual Services

I also highly recommend that the video resume is only one piece of a seeker’s job search marketing communications campaign.  My advice is:  “Make sure your written communications match your professional video image.” To date, no one has yet filed a major lawsuit for discrimination by video résumé.  I saw in an article on Time.com, George Lenard, a St. Louis, …