How to Hit the Bull’s-Eye and Land an Interview
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Sep, 2013
It is human nature in job search – as in dating – to want to keep your options open. Many job seekers, whether early-career and fairly inexperienced or 15+ years in and heralding a plethora of different functional strengths, feel they will limit their opportunities by narrowing their job search target. In fact, just the opposite will happen. Broad Resume Nets Don’t Work. By casting a broad net, job seekers drown out th...
Jobvite Says Social Recruiting is Here to Stay
by Barbara Safani - Sep, 2013
The findings of the 2013 Jobvite Social Recruiting Survey were recently released and the results suggest that recruiters continue to leverage social media sites to source talent. Key findings of the survey include: • 94% of recruiters use or plan to use social media in their recruitment efforts. • 78% of recruiters have made a hire through social media. • Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn are still recruiters’ go-to so...
Rules of References
by Lorrie Boyer - Sep, 2013
References are a crucial part of the job seeking process. They usually come after you have conducted at least one interview with the potential employer and that employer is interested in you enough that they want to conduct reference checks. They are looking for information regarding your work ethic, professionalism and performance among other things. Your references could be the difference between you and another candidat...
Ten Job Seeker #Fails and How to Fix Them
by Barbara Safani - Sep, 2013
Here are ten sure fire ways to sabotage your job search and some quick fixes to keep you on track. You can also check out our free resume and job search e-books here. 1.Inflate qualifications or lie on a resume. While a resume is not a legal document, it should be an accurate representation of your experience and achievements. I advocate for showing your employment history in the best possible light, but lying is never wis...
The 10 Best Job-hunting Secrets of All Time
by Lou Adler - Sep, 2013
Some Big Ideas Job-seekers Must Follow if They Want to Get a Meaningful Job 1. Applying directly to job postings should represent no more than 20% of what you do. Getting referred to a job is 5-10X more effective than applying directly. If you’re going to apply, only apply to jobs when you’re a perfect fit for the skills and experience listed on the job description. 2. Leverage your understanding of the recruiter’s rol...
Three 'What if's' of writing Your Resume
by Kimberly Schneiderman - Sep, 2013
If you have ever tried to write your own resume you know some of the conundrum and "What if" situations that I deal with on a daily basis with clients. The scenarios are endless ¨C from lack of experience to too much experience and everything in between on every topic in between! Today, let's look at three 'What if' scenarios to help you in crafting a resume that impresses hiring managers and gets you called for interviews...
7 Steps For Finding Your Next Job Using PolitePersistence
by Louise Garver - Sep, 2013
Find Out How People Who Are Sick of Their Current Job are Transitioning and Finding a Career They Love… Without Constant Rejection by Using the PolitePersistence Formula > Learn how to get in front of the right hiring managers WITHOUT going through HR > Learn how to jump miles ahead of the competition WITHOUT spending a ton of time > Learn how to get from having no interviews to multiple interviews WITHOUT spending...
Get Ahead by Getting Over Yourself | Perceptions Count
by Dawn Lennon - Sep, 2013
Self-awareness is your friend. Self-absorption your enemy. Being fully cognizant of your skills and behaviors as they play out in the workplace is empowering. Being excessively involved in your own self-interests isn’t. Self-awareness starts with humility. At work, it’s not all about you or me. It’s about the value you bring, with the needs of the work being more important than your needs. If this sounds harsh rat...
Cover Letters – Purpose and Structure
by Ford R. Myers - Sep, 2013
Cover letters are not so much a part of your “Job Seeker’s Tool Kit” as they are part of the implementation of your overall “self marketing” strategy. That’s right – a cover letter is a sales presentation in disguise! With cover letters, you’re reaching out for a very tangible goal – a job interview. Cover letters are the most commonly used method to introduce your credentials to an employer. And they can serve as one of...
Is There Value in Using a Cover Letter?
by Jessica Holbrook Hernandez - Sep, 2013
Ever wonder if there’s really any point in using a cover letter? Job seekers ask me often if there is any value in using a cover letter, and I answer them with an emphatic YES!—IF you’re using a personable cover letter that you’ve customized for the employer. If you’re just sending out some generic letter that you send to every job opening—then no, it probably won’t amount to a hill of beans. The value in a cover letter is...
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