Jennifer Faherty

Jennifer Faherty: Interview with a Career Advisor

What does it feel like to work as a Career Coach? I feel honoured to interview Jennifer Faherty who is a Career Advisor from the USA. Let’s find out what her experiences as a Career Advisor have been so far. Jennifer Faherty established her own private coaching practice in 2013 ( and is committed to helping Read more about Jennifer Faherty: Interview with a Career Advisor[…]

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No online presence, no job interview? 11 Insiders reveal

No online presence, no job interview? How much does it nowadays really matter – for career purposes – to have an online presence? Being invisible online, does it mean that your chances of getting interviews and promotions are drastically reduced? I conducted a survey among 11 Insiders (via personal network and Quora) and asked them Read more about No online presence, no job interview? 11 Insiders reveal[…]

new rules @ work

“New rules @ work” by Barbara Pachter: Book Review

Barbara Pachter is an internationally-known business etiquette and communications speaker and coach. She has presented more than 2500 seminars all around the world including the first-ever seminar for businesswomen in Kuwait. Barbara Pachter is also adjunct faculty in the School of Business at Rutgers University. She has written ten books, some of those are: New Rules @ Read more about “New rules @ work” by Barbara Pachter: Book Review[…]

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Become an Etiquette Trainer: 4 Experts share first experiences

Do you want to become an Etiquette Trainer? Don’t miss this opportunity to find out what 4 Etiquette Professionals from Canada, USA, Germany and the UK have to say about their first experience when they started to work in the etiquette industry. Become an Etiquette Trainer: 4 Experts share their first experiences  Become an Etiquette Read more about Become an Etiquette Trainer: 4 Experts share first experiences[…]

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Interview with CV Writer Soozy G. Miller

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What does it feel like to work as a professional CV writer? I’m delighted to interview Soozy G. Miller and find out more about her job and her experiences. Soozy G. Miller collaborates with private clients at all levels of skill to write and re-write CVs to help them self-market and promote their personal brand with focused, clear content. Soozy guides clients to better resumes, cover letters, thank you letters, follow up letters, LinkedIn profiles, and other social media profiles. She provides paper resumes and works with entrepreneur James Gregware to create interactive material (


Don't burp in the boardroom

Don’t burp in the boardroom: 11 Things I love about this book

Don't burp in the boardroomRosalinda Oropeza Randall is a modern-day pundit on tact and civility. For more than 16 years she has been successfully improving workplace environments and relationships with her insightful and enthusiastic advice. She has been featured in Forbes, Woman’s Day, YahooShine, Small Biz Technology, MetroWest Daily News, Winter Bride 2013, Ser Padres and other publications. She was born and raised in Southern California, lives now in Northern California with her husband Christopher and is a proud mother of 4 children. You can follow her on Twitter @Rosalindatweets and visit her websites at and In this article I would like to highlight the 11 things that I love about her book “Don’t burp in the boardroom”.



Reginald Jackson

Reginald Jackson: Top 10 Career Lessons

Reginald Jackson Reginald Jackson, Sr. is the Founder and Managing Partner of Joyful Satisfaction Coaching, LLC ( . He primarily works with business leaders and business owners who have a desire elevate their business and their career. Working in these areas can uncover key components and behaviors that drive his clients toward achieving their goals of finding their passion, while becoming stronger and more engaged leaders.

Having served more than 20 years in the United States Marine Corps, Reginald Jackson led and trained hundreds of Marines. This was the foundation of his leadership experience and has proven to be the driving force behind his ability to inspire those around him. Transforming that passion into coaching was a logical progression. Reginald has also served as a Support Coach and Mentor Coach for an International Coach Federation (ICF) accredited coach training program (Accomplishment Coaching). You can follow Reginald Jackson on Twitter @OverYourHorizon.


In this article I would like to share the Top 10 Career Lessons that Reginald Jackson learnt in his career.


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30 Top Tips for creating an impressive Video Resume

video resumeIn this article I would like to share 30 top tips for creating an impressive video resume. Let’s be honest, if I would have to hire someone, I would ask potential new hires to submit a video resume (as a replacement for the cover letter), apart from a resume on paper. If I don’t like what I see in that  video resume, good bye! I would not invest any more time in looking at the person’s resume, no matter how well qualified they are.

Are you wondering why I would choose that approach? Let me tell you: The first benefit would be that I would only deal with candidates who are seriously interested in that particular position. These jobseekers are those, who are prepared to make an additional effort to create a video (or even to ask someone for technical help in getting it very professionally done ,if they can’t do it themselves!). Let’s be honest, most of the candidates at that stage would already turn to other job offers instead and submit their CVs and cover letters electronically and be done with it! So, by inviting candidates to submit video resumes, I would be able to deal with only those jobseekers that are prepared to go the extra mile. Secondly, I would already get an understanding of the way a person communicates, behaves and presents themselves by watching the video before I meet them eventually in person. Thirdly, if the position that I’m trying to fill is marketing related or requires creative skills, I would already get an idea of their skills level.


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Dining Etiquette: Free Online Test (100 Questions)

Taking a new client out for lunch or attending a lunch interview: do you find that experience as uncomfortable, awkward, weird or plain unsettling? Or are you scared that food might get sutck in your teeth, that you spill on yourself, that you use the wrong utensils? Remember that knowing the correct dining etiquette rules Read more about Dining Etiquette: Free Online Test (100 Questions)[…]

Business Etiquette Book Review: “Greet! Eat! Tweet!”

business etiquette book review Barbara Pachter is an internationally renowned business etiquette coach, book author and speaker. She has delivered more than 2,100 seminars around the globe, including the first-ever seminar for businesswomen in Kuwait. Her client list includes many notable organizations, such as Microsoft, Chrysler, Genentech, Merck & Co., Citigroup, Inca., and Pfizer Inc. Barbara Poacher has written eight books, including NewRules@Work: 79 Etiquette Tips, Tools and Techniques to get ahead and stay ahead, that have been translated into 9 languages. She has also appeared on several radio and TV programs, and her professional advice on business etiquette has been featured in dozens of magazines and newspapers. You can follow her on Twitter @BarbaraPachter and visit her website at: Read this business etiquette book review and find out what the 5 things are that I particularly loved about.


you will be Googled

You will be Googled: love it or hate it!

Love it or hate it, but if people want to find out information about you, it’s not going to be difficult nowadays thanks to the internet. A complete stranger can basically get to know you in more detail without you ever finding out! How does that sound? Scary? You will be googled, no doubt! BUT Read more about You will be Googled: love it or hate it![…]

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Book Review: 13 Things mentally strong people don’t do

Amy Morin’s expertise in mental strength has attracted international attention. Her book “13 Things mentally strong people don’t do” is now available in more than 20 languages! Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist. She is an adjunct psychology instructor and has been counseling children, teens, and adults since 2002. She is also Read more about Book Review: 13 Things mentally strong people don’t do[…]

Disability Etiquette

Book Review: Disability Etiquette by Jane Hatton

Disability Etiquette

Jane Hatton, Founder and Director of Evenbreak

Jane Hatton is the Founder and Director of Evenbreak, a not-for-profit social enterprise, which she founded in 2011. It is run by disabled people for disabled people. Her three aims are as follows: 1) to help companies to attract more talented disabled people. 2) To help disabled people to find job opportunities who will value their skills. 3) to promote the business benefits from employing disabled people. Jane Hatton considers her main skills as having the gift of the gab, a determination to promote fairness, and finding great people to work for Evenbreak. Due to her degenerative spinal condition, she mostly works lying down with a laptop suspended above her. You can check out Jane Hatton’s corporate website at and follow her on Twitter @Evenbreak.In this article I would like to share the 8 things that I loved about her book Disability Etiquette – Being confident around disabled people.



Book Review: Poised for Success by Jacqueline Whitmore

Jacqueline Whitmore is the Founder of “The Protocol School of Palm Beach”, an etiquette consulting firm committed to helping executives enhance their interpersonal skills, polish their professionalism, and improve their personal brand. She gained her degree in Broadcasting from the University of Florida. She is considered as one of the foremost authorities on business Read more about Book Review: Poised for Success by Jacqueline Whitmore[…]

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Stand out with your business card – 8 smart ideas

  Do you have a business card? How original is it? If I look at business cards that I collected in the past from different people all around the world, there is only one word that comes to my mind and describes them best: BORING! Nothing special, nothing creative, nothing unique! There is no WOW Read more about Stand out with your business card – 8 smart ideas[…]

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You are hired: 10 Creative Ideas you never thought of

Think back at your own career. How did previous employers tell you “You are hired”? I personally had lots of different jobs in my career. I must say that in 70 % of cases I got the good news of “You are hired!” via letter, 10 % over the phone and 20 % straight after Read more about You are hired: 10 Creative Ideas you never thought of[…]

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Working from home scams: 8 Signs on how to spot them

work from home careerheadsDid you know that an estimated 300,000 people a year in the UK alone fall victim to working from home scams? The number continues to grow as more and more desperate individuals seeking quick money-making solutions throw cash at scam companies.

For stay-at-home parents, retired senior citizens, students, low income families, unemployed people etc. working from home job offers in the print media or online may appear like the perfect solution to make some extra money. Be very careful because most of these working from home offers are designed to make money from other people.

There are some legitimate jobs out there, but be vigilant when you read about “Working from home jobs”. Most of the time they are fraudulent operations and hidden working from home scams instead.


Wine Etiquette free online test

Free Online Test: 100 Quiz Questions on Wine Etiquette

Does the world of wine intimidate you because you feel that you don’t know much about it? And every time you go occasionally out with clients or friends you feel uncomfortable when it comes to choosing and drinking wine? Would going to a wine tasting be a real nightmare for you? Then relax. Take this Read more about Free Online Test: 100 Quiz Questions on Wine Etiquette[…]

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Free Online Test: SEO (100 Questions)

SEO QuizAre you planning to apply for a job as an SEO Manager? Do you think you might have to pass a skills test in the interview process, and want to be best prepared for it? Or are you already an expert in search engine optimization and just want to find out how savvy you really are on this specific topic?

These are just some of the questions that you will find in the quiz. `

  • Is mobile friendliness a ranking factor in Google’s algorithm?
  • What is the recommended number of characters for title tags?
  • What are the three primary components of on-page optimization?
  • What search engines are able to recognize rich snippets?
  • Is Content Marketing considered as technical SEO?
  • How do you calculate the keyword density?
  • What does Domain Authority take into account?
  • What does a high bounce rate of a website indicate?
  • What is the correct default file type for your site map?
  • How can you recover from Penguin?
  • Does adding multimedia help with search engine optimization?




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Free Online Test: Chinese Business Etiquette (100 Questions)

online test chinese etiquette 2Do you want to do business with the Chinese, in your country or in China? Or are you planning to go to China for holidays and want to learn more about Chinese culture and traditions? Or have you already been to China and you would like to find out how much you really know about Chinese Business Etiquette? For whatever reason you decide to go to China, it’s important to learn to relate with Chinese people quickly and effectively. These are just some of the questions that you will find in this free online test on Chinese Business Etiquette:

* How should serious concerns or disagreements be addressed?

* What does it mean if you point chopsticks at someone?

* When a Chinese person starts singing karaoke, what should you do?

* What gifts should you avoid because they are associated with funerals and death?

* What does it mean if at a restaurant the waiter puts a fake flower on your table?

* How would it be perceived by the Chinese if in the middle of the negotiation process a new associate would be included?


job search strategy free online test

Free Online Test: Job Search Strategy (100 Questions)

Are you thinking of changing job and need to prepare for a job interview? What is your plan for approaching companies in order to land your next dream job? Are you not sure how effective your job search strategy is and whether you take the right steps in your job hunt? Did you take a Read more about Free Online Test: Job Search Strategy (100 Questions)[…]

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Video Game Developer: 25 Crucial Interview Questions

hiring a video game developerIt’s surely not enough to just LOVE playing video games in order to work in the professional video games industry. However, being enthusiastic about video games can surely make the job in this specific industry more enjoyable.

So you want to be a Video Game Developer? There are different job roles from which you can choose. If you want to be a designer, you will decide on what a video game should look like and how it plays (by coming up with your own creative idea or work from an already existing idea). Or do you want to be the artist, who creates all the visual characters, scenery and objects of the game by producing storyboards at the planning stage? You might also consider being the animator, the person who basically brings the characters, scenery and objects to life with computer modelling and animation software. However, if you love coding then the job as a stage programmer, who is responsible for all the coding to make sure the game works, might be the most suitable option.


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Free Online Test: Indian Business Etiquette (100 Questions)

Are you planning to go to India for a visit or for business? Would you like to learn more about Indian business etiquette and culture? Or have you already been to India and you would like to find out how much you really know about Indian business etiquette, customs and tradition? Don’t miss the opportunity to take this free online test.

Just some examples of the questions you will find are as follows:

– What is a gift that you should not bring to an Indian (particularly Hindus)?

– How do Indian business meetings usually start?

– What should you do if you are invited at a person’s home and a garland of flowers is placed around your neck?
– What does it mean when an Indian moves his head in a figure 8?
– How much tip are you supposed to give in a restaurant?


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Hiring a Public Speaker: 10 Questions to ask yourself!

Hiring a Public Speaker 2Imagine … you have an important event and you need to look for the right speaker. You are thinking of that special person, who can create powerful connections with the audience and who leaves a long-lasting impression. The person who makes your company and sponsor look good, and where participants will be genuinely thanking you for this opportunity. This is the speaker, who is able to make their participants leave the event with fresh ideas, increased motivation and at the same time having been entertained, informed and challenged.

You know that hiring a public speaker – the right speaker! –  is crucial, it can break or make your event. But where should you start? Bear in mind that there are two different types of public speakers: those who work through a Speaking Bureau and those who you can hire directly. No matter who you choose, make sure you take your time and do your research thoroughly. These are 10 things that will help you in the process of hiring the right public speaker for your next event.


Karin Schroeck-Singh

Karin Schroeck-Singh: My Top 40 Career Lessons

If someone would ask you “What are the most important lessons that you learnt in your career?” how would you reply? My name is Karin Schroeck-Singh, I’m the Founder and Trilingual Career Optimizer at Career Heads. In this article I would like to share with my global audience my top 40 career lessons learnt in Read more about Karin Schroeck-Singh: My Top 40 Career Lessons[…]

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Free Online Test on Presentation Skills (100 Questions)

online test presentation skillsFree Online Test on Presentation Skills

Do you need to give a speech or a presentation in the near future? Are you suffering from stage fright? Are you lacking self-confidence? Do you feel that you don’t know how to prepare for and deliver your speech in an effective and impressive way? Are you frightened of answering questions from the audience? Are you unsure on how to captivate your audience’s attention right from the beginning? No matter what the purpose of your presentation or speech is, whether it’s about informing, educating, motivating, entertaining, persuading, inspiring your audience, take this free online test on presentation skills to see whether your approach is right or not.
If you need to hire a public speaker in the future for an event, read this article in which you will get 10 great tips on what important points you need to consider.


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The Lunch Job Interview Test: How Recruiters might test you

Lunch InterviewHave you ever been in a situation in which you had two brilliant candidates for a job but really didn’t know who to hire? Why not taking them out for lunch and see how they interact with you and other people in a different social environment? I used this strategy quite often in my recruitment career. In hindsight, I must say that applying the lunch job interview test, very often really helped me to make the right hiring decision. This experience will reveal a lot more from a candidate. You will get a much better understanding of their personality and know whether this is really the person you want to hire or recommend to a client.

This article would be basically beneficial for both parties, the recruiter and the job candidate. The recruiter will get an idea how to approach the lunch job interview test, while candidates get a better understanding of the mistakes that they should possibly avoid during this lunch job interview test.


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Recruitment Consultant, are you ready for these 10 scenarios?

CareerHeadsImagine… you are applying for a job as a Recruitment Consultant. One of the job requirements are that you are tenacious, persevere and demonstrate a positive attitude at all times. Why do you think would that be required? Well, you might face different situations – some or all of them – which might come up unexpectedly and maybe in the last minute. Let me give you a better understanding of various scenarios that you might face in your job as a

Recruitment Consultant

# 1 – You find a client, but no suitable candidates.

# 2 – You find an excellent candidate, but can’t find a suitable hiring company.

# 3 – You have a client and a good candidate, but the candidate doesn’t turn up for the interview.

# 4 – You have a client, but he tells you in the last minute that he already found someone else (while you were about to present him your best shortlisted candidates).


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Job Search via Social Media: 45 Smart Tips to succeed

socialJobSearch[1]If you would need to look for a new job, how would you do it? The traditional way? Reading newspaper job ads, looking at online job boards, sending speculative job applications? Well, there is one approach that you might not have thought about yet, the job search via social media!

We all know it, Social Media can be a great tool for promotional, recruitment, learning and social purposes. Modern jobseekers nowadays have started conducting their job search via social media. Let’s not forget that 92 % of companies use social media for recruitment purposes, and 3 out of 4 HR Managers will check on a candidate’s social profile.

It would be a smart move to use social media as a tool to shine in the online world, whenever a Hiring Manager or recruiter is looking for you. By posting positive, informative and useful content online you will attract some attention, and not be one of those who will land on the pile of rejected candidates based on their inappropriate content that they published.

Recently someone asked me ‘How can I find a job via social media?’ I would like to use this dilemma to share 45 smart and effective ways on how to make your job hunt through social media more effective. It would be a wise decision to create a plan for your job hunt in which you write down the steps that you are going to take on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. Get started and stick to your plan!


Pearls of polish

Book Review: Pearls of Polish by Diane Gottsman

Diane Gottsman

Diane Gottsman, is the owner of The Protocol School of Texas, a company that specializes in executive leadership and business etiquette training. She earned a Master’s Degree in Sociology with the focus on adult behavior. She is a sought out industry leader, national etiquette authority, television personality, accomplished speaker, and author of the book “Pearls of Polish”. Her clients range from university students to Fortune 500 companies. Diane Gottsman’s training seminars include topics from tattoos in the workplace to technology at the dinner table and the correct use of social media. Her approach to daily etiquette dilemmas is informative, contemporary, fun and stylish.

She is a well-known etiquette expert for two popular morning talk shows, SA Living and Good Day Austin. She is also a Huffington Post blogger, is regularly quoted in media such as CNN, Forbes, The New York Times, Kiplinger’s, US News, The Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune and World Report. Her popular blog regularly attracts international attention. I highly recommend to visit her website at air and to follow her on Twitter @DianeGottsman.

Diane Gottsman’s book “Pearls of Polish” is a practical guide that provides solutions in both business and social situations. There is no such thing as perfection, however, planning and knowledge are the keys to power and polish.