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How Your Resume Must Resemble a News Article to Get Past that First Scan

How Your Resume Must Resemble a News Article to Get Past that First Scan

The term “resume reading” should be obsolete in today’s job market. Given that the average reader spends between six and 20 seconds on the first pass, we should really refer to it as “resume scanning.” When writing a professional resume keep in mind that resumes are read much like newspaper articles.  Here are some tips to get past that first scan. Career Title or Headline…

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Not Getting any Responses to Your Resume? It May Not Be Designed for an Online Read

Not Getting any Responses to Your Resume? It May Not Be Designed for an Online Read

When it comes to writing a professional resume, if you stick to the formatting that worked back as recently as 2010 . . . you run the risk of being overlooked or that critical key points will get missed altogether! For better or for worse, technology has transformed our lives in every other way – and resume reading is no exception. WHAT’S CHANGED? Online Reading: Today…

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Your Resume & LinkedIn Must Complement – Not Copy – One Another

I wrote this article for readers of Forbes.com, and am delighted to share with readers of my blog as well! When LinkedIn first got its’ start, with just 4500 members according to LinkedIn’s About Us page, all you needed to appear cutting-edge was a LinkedIn account. Once word spread and more joined the ranks of LinkedIn, a resume cut-and-paste was still sufficient to differentiate yourself…

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Where Recruiters Search For Answers on LinkedIn – and Where to Put Your Answers!

Where Recruiters Search For Answers on LinkedIn – and Where to Put Your Answers!

I wrote this article for readers of Ivy Exec — and am pleased to share with engaged readers of my blog: Social media plays an integral part of the search and vetting process for recruiters.What are recruiters looking for? It may feel complicated, but at the end of the day it boils down to responses to very basic questions: Who are you? What do you…

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Ready, Set, Go! Three Steps to Making a Career Change this Fall

Dissatisfied with your current job? Next to January and February, September and October are the best months to land interviews according to top career website Career Sidekick. What better way than to test the waters! Who knows? There may be a role out there that pays better or is more personally rewarding. In today’s world where many roles are filled prior to being posted, where…

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There’s More than One Way to Research a Company that Interests You

This post was published in Ivy Exec and appeared in LinkedIn pulse in August, 2016 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————- Whether identifying companies to target or preparing for an interview, research is a critical component to any successful career strategy. Most career coaches and interviewing experts agree that researching a company is key to formulating astute interview questions; in large part because employers recognize that those who took the time…

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Paid v. Free LinkedIn – Which Option Makes Sense for Me?

As LinkedIn continues to grow and expand, it’s account offerings continue to evolve. As has always been the case, members still have free and paid options from which to choose. Choosing between paid or free depends on a variety of factors unique to you including your current business needs, short-term job goals and future career aspirations. Below is a run down of the latest options…

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The July 2016 Jobs Report – The Good News and How You Can Capitalize on It

 The July 2016 labor market stats from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed a strong month of job growth that exceeded expectations. Here’s an overview: MORE JOBS! ☑ We added 255,000 new jobs in May and June – 18,000 more than previously estimated. with gains in retail trade, construction, and health care. ☑ The unemployment rate didn’t change. It remains at 4.9 percent as more…

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The Advantages of a Temp Job from a Job Search Perspective

I am pleased to reprint this article published in the July 22, 2016 edition of Careerealism.  During the course of 12 months, U.S. staffing companies hire nearly 16 million temporary and contract employees, according to the American Staffing Association. While those looking to land a permanent role may find temp work that doesn’t guarantee an end to unemployment unenticing, below are six reasons why accepting a contract…

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LinkedIn – Nice v. Need to Haves

LinkedIn – Nice v. Need to Haves

Although perhaps not nearly as cool as Twitter and Snapchat or as funny as Facebook or Instagram, – there’s no doubt that when it comes to professional circles, LinkedIn is essential to finding others and getting found. The culmination of Can’t Do Withouts with Great to Haves is an increase in profile views and outreach by recruiters or those with decision-making power. CAN’T LIVE WITHOUTS…

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