Are You Selling Yourself as Well as You Could?
by Alexandra Levit - Mar, 2013
For several years, I’ve been recommending that people focus on being able to succinctly and effectively highlight their accomplishments because others (i.e. recruiters, managers, partners) will judge them mostly based on their past track record of success. It turns out that’s not exactly the case. What You Could Do is Better Than What You Have Done According to Heidi Grant Harvorson at the Harvard Business Review, ...
Job search when someone is talking about you
by Miriam Salpeter - Mar, 2013
What can you do when you think someone may be sabotaging your job search efforts? Is the rumor mill hurting your chances to get a job? I recently received several questions from readers who believe unfounded gossip may have lengthened their periods of unemployment. For example, one high achiever heard that former employers were spreading rumors that he was an underperformer. Another job seeker worried that people were miscons...
5 Things that military retirees and veterans get to decide about their career now
by Debra Ann Matthews - Mar, 2013
No more military uniforms, no more commanders in charge or sergeants telling you what to do or where to live or what your current MOS will be (job duties). Now do let your local ACAP office guide you and direct you, but other than that, it’s now your time to decide. It’s a choice that you get to make. What is your ideal targeted job? And by the way, thank you for your service Now decide among these 5 things about your next ca...
Secrets to Accessing The Hidden Job Market: Smart Ways To Find Unadvertised Job Openings
by Michelle Dumas - Mar, 2013
In this internet-dominated society in which we live, there are those who would have you believe that there are no longer any secrets. These people have clearly not engaged in a job search lately. It’s been reported that up to 80 percent of all job openings aren’t advertised or otherwise likely to publicly see the light of day. A hidden job market exists. Finding evidence, however is a challenge, which is particularly t...
Burnt Out From Your Job Search? Tips To Recharge Your Energy & Jumpstart Your Motivation
by Michelle Dumas - Mar, 2013
It’s said that we spend our lives searching. Searching for meaning, for love, for success, for the best sushi place. Unfortunately, it often seems that much of our time is consumed by a job search as well. Whether it’s looking for work or simply to alter our career path, a job search can be time consuming, frustrating and even soul-sapping, leaving us discouraged, tired and burnt out. No surprise that this impacts our ...
Why Executive Recruiters Are Not Returning Your Calls
by Kim Meninger - Mar, 2013
Most professionals and executives recognize the value of working with executive recruiters, but many do not fully understand how the process works. They may be unclear about how to engage executive recruiters, or they may have unrealistic expectations about the level of support they will receive. Here are five reasons executive recruiters are not returning your calls: 1. You are not a fit for a current position C...
7 Key Ways to Use Social Media in Your Job Search
by Jean Cummings - Mar, 2013
One of the biggest concerns my executive clients have is how to use social media in their job search. They know that it's the new kid on the job search block, but they themselves have rarely gone beyond a bare bones LinkedIn profile (LIP). Facebook evokes shudders of horror, and Twitter is deemed trivial. Some rethinking might be in order. Life calls on us to go out of our comfort zone on occasion - and this may be one of t...
Elevate Your LinkedIn Profile So Your Talents Can Be Discovered
by Linda Dobogai - Feb, 2013
Having a strong profile is only the first step in actively using LinkedIn as part of a strategic job search. Take steps to make it easier for recruiters to find you. Here are some tips that will help: Review your profile to make sure it is optimized for searches. Be sure that: The headline promotes your personal brand. Use up to 120 characters (the limit) to succinctly communicate your career value; incorporate powerfu...
How to get the job: make a good first impression
by Miriam Salpeter - Feb, 2013
People have short attention spans today, and recruiters and hiring managers are no different from the rest of the population. When it comes to impressing someone who may give you a job, you have less time than ever to make a good impression. For example, while conventional wisdom used to say you had 20 seconds to impress someone with your resume, now, research shows you may have only 6 seconds – and that is only if you make it...
Get a Job! Social Networking vs. Resumes
by Rich Jones - Feb, 2013
Did you know that even with a spotless résumé, you can still end up at the bottom of the candidate pool? There’s a group ahead of you, a group that’s gone the extra step in their search. Who am I talking about? The networkers. “It’s not what you know, it’s who you know” is more than a poignant cliché, especially in today’s market. A good number of the people interviewing for the job you know you’re qualified for found a wa...
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