How to Transform your Resume into an Online Portfolio

Online Portfolio

You don’t have to be a designer to rock an awesome online portfolio. Online portfolios have numerous benefits for every job seeker, especially for those who are looking to network and find job opportunities online.

This week we’ve gathered some ideas to help you turn your resume into a beautiful, interactive display that showcases your work.

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Personal Branding for Job Seekers

Personal Branding

A brand is a collection of elements that a company uses to distinguish itself from its competitors and create a lasting impression in the minds of its customers. So, how can you apply those same concepts to create an effective personal brand?

With a personal brand, you’re goal is to stand out among your colleagues and create a lasting impression with potential employers. According to Forbes Magazine, a strong, appealing personal brand can help job seekers in the interview process.

This week we’re exploring how to define, evaluate and communicate your personal brand in the most effective way. We’ve even provided a handy infographic to help guide you.

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When Should Leaders Be Vulnerable?

Vulnerability has many negative connotations. It evokes feelings of weakness, risk and surrender. We often equate leadership with strength, certainty and defense. Is there any time when it makes sense to be vulnerable as a leader? Is there a place for vulnerability in the workplace?

It’s worth noting that some of the most meaningful parts of life come when we open ourselves up to others. When we travel to new places, start learning a new skill or meet someone new, we are taking a risk. Every time a co-worker offers up a new idea or way of doing things, they are displaying vulnerability. As a matter of fact, Brene Brown, researcher at the University of Houston, says that “Vulnerability is the birthplace of innovation, trust and engagement.”

For this reason, it’s worth asking a couple questions to explore our assumptions about vulnerability:

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AIM Careerlink Announces New Networking Events

Careerlink Networking Event

RSVP for AIM Careerlink Tech Mixer and win a $50 Amazon gift card

AIM Careerlink is reimagining networking events with a new Mixer Series. Omaha professionals are invited to the premier event, a tech-themed mixer, on Wednesday, August 3 from 4-6 p.m. on the 7th floor of the AIM Exchange building at 1905 Harney Street.

Those who submit an RSVP for the event will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

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3 Tips for Improving Resilience in the Workplace

resilience at work

Resilience is the ability to recover from a negative event that life throws at you. According to a recent infographic by happify, having strong resilience helps you bounce back faster and allows you to enjoy your life more, increasing mental health and wellness. This week we’re exploring how to achieve resilience at work.

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Social Media Integration with AIM Careerlink

A recent study found that more than 92 percent of employers are using social media to recruit quality candidates. Did you know that as an AIM Careerlink employer you can leverage social media to advertise your current job openings? Take a look below to see how you can start using social media from your AIM Careerlink account. 

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Utilizing your strengths and your team

How can we be the best in our current role? Every role in a company requires many strengths, but we can’t be everything to everybody. Sometimes we have to realize that to be the best we have to utilize our team, rather than trying to do everything on our own.

This week we’ve laid out two tips to help you utilize your own strengths and your team’s strengths:

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Leading Extroverts

Are you a natural introvert leading a team with one or more extroverts on it? We often find it easier to empathize with people who share our personality traits, and we tend to avoid people who are different than us. However, avoiding different people means that we miss out on their special gifts.

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Why We Lack Confidence as Leaders

Leaders realize the power of confidence to inspire and motivate others. We know what it feels like when we have a clear vision and an executable plan. It was that vision and plan (and our confidence in our own abilities) that made us want to be a leader in the first place.

Even so, many leaders secretly suffer from a lack of confidence. Here are four key reasons why:

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Achieving intrinsic fulfillment

Are you a high-performance individual wondering what’s next? You may reach a certain point where you analyze your career and find that you lack fulfillment. You’re not alone. Many people in today’s culture think that a new car, money in the bank or a fancy job title will make them happy; however, studies show that these things don’t necessarily bring long-term fulfillment.

This week we encourage you to think about where your personal intrinsic fulfillment comes from. Thinking about the following may help if you’re trying to figure out what makes you most fulfilled at your current position.

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