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  Biased Interviewers in a Job Search
by Georgia Adamson - Feb, 2014
All of us as human beings have biases. Some people just have more or stronger ones than others. That’s not always a problem. However, if you’re engaged in an active job search or planning one, biased interviewers can definitely pose a huge problem. Ways in Which Biased Interviewers Can Hurt You An article by Greg Moran on RecruitingTrends.com, “Three Tips for Managing Biases that Destroy the Interview Process,” points...
 
  Do You Really Need a Cover Letter for Executive Jobs?
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Feb, 2014
Invariably, when job seekers try to figure out what’s going to help them stand out to an employer, the subject of cover letters comes up – followed by confusion. Do you really need a cover letter for each executive job application? How can you be sure that employers are actually reading the letter you’re so carefully crafting? Is it a myth that a cover letter can distinguish you in the executive job search? Here are...
 
  How To Care About The Bottom Line And Improve Company Culture
by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter - Feb, 2014
A recent ERE.net article, “Helicopter Parents,” addresses the idea of companies “adjusting … business practices and offerings to meet [millennial generation] expectations.” The conversation around how employers should cultivate an enriching culture that indicates employers are going to mentor, coach and care about the advancement and overall career satisfaction of their employees is valid. This topic is well-covered publi...
 
  How to Look for a New Job on LinkedIn Without Everyone Knowing
by Barbara Safani - Feb, 2014
If you are currently employed, you may be concerned about using LinkedIn for your job search, since your activity could tip off certain people about your search who you would prefer to keep in the dark. But with a few minor adjustments, you can leverage LinkedIn’s robust network and data to create a stealth networking strategy and keep your intentions private. The key is to adjust your privacy settings, so certain information...
 
  Inside The Mind Of A Telecommuting Employer!
by Kevin Donlin - Feb, 2014
I recently had an employer advertise her job in my newsletter and it got me wondering what employers are thinking when the applicants start flooding in. After speaking with her I was able to get some really valuable feedback and I wanted to share that with you. “Avoid using abbreviations and acronyms in your cover letter and resume. Or at least spell it out in the first instance and give the abbreviation in parenthesis. F...
 
  LinkedIn & Your Confidential Job Search
by Georgia Adamson - Feb, 2014
Heads up, confidential job seekers! Your search might have become a lot less confidential than you thought, if you unintentionally selected having a “Job Seeker Badge” (briefcase icon) as part of your LinkedIn profile. What is a Job Seeker Badge? According to LinkedIn’s Help feature, here’s the basic answer: How do I show that I am looking for a job? A Job Seeker Badge (briefcase) can be displayed next to your n...
 
  LinkedIn Contacts & LinkedIn CRM & The Lawsuit
by Jason Alba - Feb, 2014
John Sumser is an HR consultant that you’ll meet at any HR conference worth going to. He is usually a speaker, and I’ve been following his newsletters for years. In his blog post, The LinkedIn Lawsuit, he talks about the lawsuit I blogged about recently. At the very end of his post he has five points, starting with this: 1.How is it possible for both the user and LinkedIn to own the same bit of data. The language in t...
 
  Recruiters Debate Resumes – What Every Executive Needs to Know
by Louise Garver - Feb, 2014
When you sit down to write your resume, the upper most thought in your mind should be: “What does a recruiter want to see in my resume that will convince him or her that I am the perfect candidate for the job?” But before that question is answered a flood of other questions enter into the dilemma: Should the resume be one page? Should the format be traditional, functional, or a combination of both styles? Should you stick...
 
  Should You Use Your Resume or Profile When Applying to Jobs on LinkedIn?
by Laura Smith-Proulx - Feb, 2014
Using LinkedIn’s Jobs feature as a job board for your search? A handy tool for job seekers, LinkedIn Jobs offers a “Apply with your Profile” option—allowing you to show your interest with just one click. You may have noticed, though, that a resume and cover letter can also be uploaded for your job application. So what should you do – include both items in your application? Is it really necessary to provide a resume when...
 
  Testimonials: Boasting or Beneficial?
by Wendy J. Terwelp - Feb, 2014
In one of my groups on LinkedIn a member asked, “How important is it to post testimonials on the website? It seems to be necessary to some but few feel it’s too much of self-gratification.” I feel testimonials are mission critical to a business website and immediately address the “Why should I hire you?” question potential customers are asking. I thought I’d share my response: Think about it like this, do you ask frie...
 
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